Ang buhay na larawan

by Be-Blogger Pilipinas on: Junio 10th, 2011

 

Malamang nabasa o napanood niyo na ang isa higit pa sa mga kuwento ni Harry Potter, kung saan gumagalaw at nagsasalita ang kanilang mga diyaryo upang magpakita ng kuwento.

 

 

Matagal-tagal na rin ang file format na GIF (graphics interchange format), na madalas gamitin para sa simpleng animation sa internet. Pero nung dumating lang ang mga tablet tulad ng iPad na naisipang gamitin ang ganitong uri ng animation para sa fashion magazine.
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 StreetSpark: ligawan online

by Be-Blogger Pilipinas on: Mayo 31st, 2011

 

Sa lahat ng gumagamit ng Gmail at Facebook, alam nating nakabase sa personal data ang lumalabas na ad sa gilid ng page. Pero paano kung gamitin naman ang ating mga wall post, tweet, at like para makahanap ng ka-date, o malay natin, kabiyak?

 

 

Bago ko lang natisod ang app na StreetSpark na para sa iPhone at Android. May pagka-matchmaker ang dating. Naaliw ako sa konsepto kaya sinubukan kong magbukas ng account. Kailangan ipasok ang basic information, siyempre.

Ipapaliwanag ko mamaya para saan ang “instant spark” at “social sparks” (sorry, di kasama si Nicholas…).

 

 

Medyo nahirapan ako sa “The Little Things”. Kasi naman kailangan mo pang pumili. Parang puwede lang mangga o pakwan; di puwedeng pareho mong gusto. Paano kung ganado ka buong araw? Mahilig sa lahat ng hayop? May Mac at PC?

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 Cloud computing

by Be-Blogger Pilipinas on: Mayo 25th, 2011

 

Cloud computing? Ano ba itong tinatawag nilang cloud computing? Isa ba itong video game kung saan tumatalon-talon ang isang virtual character sa mga ulap? Isa ba itong bagong labas na laptop na may hugis ulap? Paraan kaya ito ng mga siyentista para masukat ang babagsak na ulan?

Sa dami ng aspekto nitong bago-bagong teknolohiya, ako rin, nahihirapan ipaliwanag nang lubusan kung ano ang cloud computing. Ang alam ko, isa itong paraan upang maka-access ang mga user ng data at mga application gamit lamang ang internet connection: di na kailangang naka-save sa sarili-sariling computer ang data files at software. (Nakakalito pa rin ano?)

 

Gumagamit ang Gmail ng cloud computing

 

 

Kung nakagamit ka na ng Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, kasama na ring ang internal email system ng iyong kompanya, nakagamit ka na ng cloud computing.

 

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 Kamusta, Filipinas?

by Be-Blogger Pilipinas on: Mayo 23rd, 2011

 

Kamusta? Nagkita na naman tayo ulit. Halos isang taon na rin mula nung huli akong nag-blog para Benetton. (Tungkol sa Divisoria ang huling entry.)

Para sa mga di pa nakakakilala, ako si Miguel Paolo Celestial, isang menswear blogger (El Bosquejo), accessories designer (Bosquejo), production journalist at kung ano-ano pa.

Di ko pa rin makalimutan ang shoot, party at paglamiyerda sa New York nung isang taon, kasama ang iba pang blogger at ang mga nanalong model sa IT’S:MY:TIME global casting call. Si Kiko ang Pinoy na nanalo sa IMT.

Syempre excited ako’t inimbitahan ako ulit magsulat para sa Benetton, di lang tungkol sa fashion, pati na rin sa kultura, sining, technology, at isama mo na ang sports at mga party (di lang pampamilya!). Sigurado akong nagulat kayo’t biglang naging Filipino itong blog. Alam kong weird, lalo na’t may pagka-barok ang aking pananagalog. Pero di ba, mas masarap mag-usap na parang nakikipagkuwentuhan lang?

Sana mag-enjoy kayo sa susunod na anim na buwan sa aking pangungulit ng mga designer at musikero, artist at (malay natin) artista, at kung sino-sino pang baliw at lukaret na may kakaibang pakay sa buhay. Samahan niyo ako sa paglakwatsa at paglibot. Malay niyo, magkita tayo sa pinakamalapit na kapihan o sari-sari store.

 

El Bosquejo

 
 

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 Can’t take away my Karaoke

by United Blogs of Benetton on: Junio 19th, 2010

There are nights I couldn’t sleep because of the neighbors. It’s not because they have a band playing or pots and pans are banging since people are fighting.
It’s because, until the wee hours of the morning, all members of the family are hooked on the karaoke machine and won’t let go — as if their life depended on it.
What’s funny is that it is equally likely that they are celebrating a birthday as they are entertaining guests at a home service wake, with songs far from sounding like dirges.

Singing is a national pastime in the Philippines. It is done at almost all types of events: from fiestas and weddings to band gigs and solitary beer nights. Seldom is the television free of singing contests. So it only makes sense that a Filipino, Roberto del Rosario, holds the patent for the invention of the karaoke device, even if it is mostly seen as a piece of Japanese culture and ingenuity.

It is said that in 1975, Del Rosario developed the sing along system, otherwise known as the minus one (music minus the lead voice). From then, Filipino entertainers brought the minus one through the 1960s and 1970 to places they performed in, including Japan.

As we all know, the rest is history. The karaoke spread to the rest of Asia, and further on to the US, where it has become a part of American culture, especially as depicted in films such as When Harry Met Sally and My Best Friend’s Wedding.

Filipinos are obsessed with singing. This of course can be a good thing as it keeps people happy and upbeat, but unfortunately the obsession has gone beyond that.

Violent killings have resulted from karaoke singing, perpetrated by people disturbed not just by the noise by singers, but also by the way they sing. In the Philippines (there are similar phenomena in other parts of Asia), these murders are known as the My Way Killings. You guessed it, they have all resulted from people singing the Frank Sinatra classic.

One bar security guard complained that a young man sang the piece off key. When the victim refused to stop, the guard pulled out a pistol and shot him. Another incident involved another police officer, who brought out his gun when other patrons reacted negatively about his singing. It is not certain how fights and deaths have resulted from just one song. Academics and experts opine that it is the strong, arrogant lyrics that bring out the macho side of people. Others add that the song is fatal when performed in a violent society such as the Philippines, where unlicensed guns are not properly regulated.

Whatever the reason, bar owners and even families have opted not to include My Way in their playlists for fear of further violence. It is a strange exception to an otherwise positive and constructive pastime.

EL BOSQUEJO

 
 

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