RIP Steve Jobs… The Apple Inc's Legend

One of the foundations of Apple Inc, Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs, has passed away on Oct 5, 2011. He had been one of the most popular icon of Apple and even though he died, his legacy will still continue from his works.

He introduced us to Apple’s best-selling gadgets, from Macbook, to iPods, and now, iPad and iPhone.

May you rest in peace and may all trusted customers (including me) continue your legacy forever.

CosplayMania 2011 Pics

This is related from the previous post that I had which also entitled CosplayMania 2011, but this was held during the event. I pictured some cosplayers outside and inside the function rooms in SMX Convention Center. My friends also joined in because they are an avid fans of anime cosplay conventions.

One of the cosplayers pictured joined the Hero Face-Off 2, Jonam Baladad, who portrayed Gundam Wing Zeroanother cosplayer who portrayed Michael Jackson was a former member of the band, Kiko Machine named Spiderdan.

It also include Kristell Lim, one of the elite cosplayers wearing Akatsubaki.

Also included Samantha Tan de Guzman, Ayumi Kassinique, and Akire Violan.


Cosplay Mania is only Days Away!

Are you ready for the Biggest Cosplay Event of the Year? On October 1 and 2 of 2011, get ready for the grandest, most exciting cosplay event in the country!

Sponsored by, in cooperation with Brother International Philippines Corporation, Sony Philippines, SM Accessories Character Shop, and My|Phone, is proud to bring to you Cosplay Mania ’11!

This is a 2-day event that will be held on SMX Convention Center Function Rooms 3 to 5, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The event will start from 11 am to 9 pm for both days.

The meaning of Cosplay is derived from the portmanteau of “costume” and “play” where people, usually anime, cartoon, and action fanatics dress up.

Cosplay Mania was first held in 2008 in Megatrade Hall 3 in SM Megamall (where any otaku, anime, and convention events usually held).

For it’s third year, Cosplay Mania decided to rename its title to Cosplay Mania X, with the theme “A Decade of Philippine Cosplay”.

Adding X means, X is the roman number of 10, which indicates the years of the Cosplay Tradition here in the Philippines.

This year, the event will be held in a bigger Function Hall, in SMX Convention Center with 5,200 square meters of space.

Other Media partners also include official regional media partner Animax, international print media partner Cosplay Gen, mobile guide partner Guidebook, Crypton Future Media, Bandai, and Hobby Crunch.

In order to accommodate our international guests and partners, we are also partnered with Eurotel Hotel, a popular three-star hotel for this event. All members and Cosplay Mania ’11 supporters can avail of a 20% discount on all bookings at all Eurotel branches until October 15, 2011. To avail of the 20% discount, bookings must be completed via and enter “20COSPLAYMANIA” in the Discount / Privilege field.

And that’s not all! There are more activities, more exhibitors, more prizes, and more surprises!

Activities for Cosplayers and Cosplay Enthusiasts!

What do we have in store for you?

Cosplayers compete, pose, and perform onstage in our Project Cosplay Individual Cosplay
and Group Cosplay Competitions, featuring over 150 individual cosplayers and 5 cosplay
groups. This ever-popular competition is a sure crowd-pleaser. Who will be crowned the best
cosplayers? Find out at the event!

Featuring the ultimate test of a cosplayer’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and costume building
talent, the Costume Building Contest is where teams compete head-to-head to create robot
costumes on-the-spot and within a 5 hour time limit. All materials are provided by the
organizers and only valid tools are used and brought by the participants. Participants then
have to compete in challenges designed to take their costumes to the limit!

Groups of cosplayers do battle in a life-sized chessboard in the intense Cosplay Checkmate!
Witness or join this fun and light battle between teams of cosplayers!

Budding moviemakers create and submit their cosplay videos to compete in the CosTube
Contest! Contestants’ creativity is put to the limit. May the best video win!

The best cosplay photographs from the country’s top cosplay photographers are featured in
an amazing photobook via the Cosplay Snapshot Project volume 2.

Exhibitor booths in their very own hall offer everything a budding cosplayer wants… and
more! Make sure you have your wallet and credit cards ready. You never know what
bargains you might see here!

And the much awaited Cosplay Tournament of Champions (TORCH) II Grand Finals!

A Nationwide Event… Leading to International Glory

Cosplay Mania ’11 also features the final round of the Cosplay Tournament of Champions II!
Started in 2010 as part of the celebration of a decade of cosplay, the Cosplay Tournament of Champions, or TORCH, was the first truly nationwide cosplay competition. Cosplayers from around the country competed in different legs with the finalists competing in Cosplay Mania X. This year, there are more legs with more finalist teams competing for the glory! For the months leading up to Cosplay Mania ‘11, cosplayers from around the country have competed in a series of preliminary legs in various SM Malls nationwide. The winning pair from each leg will compete in the Finals and will be judged by a specially-selected panel of international judges, specifically cosplayers of renown throughout Asia.
The winner of the final round will not only receive prizes and the honor of being crowned the champion in this tournament, but will also represent the Philippines as its official entry to the Asian Regional Cosplay Championships in Anime Festival Asia ’11 in Singapore!
Witness the Event!

Be a part of this great event! Buy your tickets now at all SM Cinemas or online at! We’ll see you at the SMX Convention Center on October 1 and 2, 2011!

GTUG Presents : D3vf3st 2011

Currently, this is my 2nd time to attend Google’s (specifically Google Technology Users Group or GTUG) D3vf3st (read as devfest). Today, a new batch of Googleguys have been sharing some facts and new technologies within their company, Google. Of course, the talk would not be complete if there are no topics about HTML5, Google Maps, Chrome, and Android.

This would be the first time I take pictures of these Geek events, so stay tuned for the upcoming Geek events.

Sentro Restaurant @ High Street

Sentro Restaurant in High Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig caters the delicious Filipino delicacies that we ever tasted. We had this meetup last July and I want to eat in this restaurant again once we had our next meetup.

Chelsea Restaurant @ Serendra

This was our date during our pre-monthsary celebration with my girlfriend Cora in one of the delicious restaurants in Serendra, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. The food is very delicious and I want to eat in this restaurant again. It was availed when I bought a voucher in a Social Buying website.

Spicy Fingers Greenbelt 2

I remembered the despedida of my friend, colleague, and co-blogger, Marnell Delos Reyes, at Spicy Fingers restaurant at Greenbelt 2, Makati. I used to freshen up here after work, and I am also surprized that they also serve great foods, specially Nachos, and our very own Sisig.

Makati Earthquake Drill 2011

This was held a while ago, in Legazpi Park, Makati. I was surprized because there were lots of people who attended and not only our company attended, even neighbor companies also attended.

Brothers' Burger – Burger Hour Promo


It’s Brother’s Burgermania again! Enjoy 50% off your Big Brother’s Burger every 2PM to 6PM available in all stores from Sept 5 to Sept 16, 2011! It is valid for Dine-in and take-out orders only so take note… No Deliveries!

I enjoyed eating this bread long time ago and I missed eating these delicious grilled burgers by Brothers’ Burger.