Archive for October, 2009

Twilight: New Moon OST

October 14, 2009 Leave a comment

new-moon-posters-3Im not really a TWILIGHT SAGA fan, but i’d love to have this movie’s official soundtrack…features songs by The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Thom Yorke, among others…

You have to listen to this!

Twilight MySpace page

Enjoy the music and watch out for the movie!

Categories: Movies

What a race!

October 14, 2009 Leave a comment

CIMG5960The only weekend in September that wasn’t stormed on…was the weekend that the first car adventure race in the Philippines was held…

The rules:

a Point to Point Race with Checkpoints (Manila – Baguio – San Fernando, La Union – Dagupan – Subic) The goal is to reach the Finish Line with the least time and within the limits of the law. A minimum time from point to point shall be set by Race Director using a theoretical computation between distance and maximum speed limits.

Every minute under theoretical time will mean incurring a penalty of plus 5 minutes. Map & Route were emailed to Participating Teams 5 days before Event Day, but Checkpoint Locations are only given on the day of the Event. There shall be one minute interval for the start of each car and Competitors will be issued score cards to keep track of route and times.

The result:

I was able to witness this cool event that brought together 36 teams with members from all over the metro. Starting point was held at the Ortigas Home Depot parking lot. As early as 6:00am the place was buzzing with excitement, with live coverage from radio station WAVE 88.3. Everyone was treated with hearty breakfast as send off.


The race took the teams through checkpoints all across the northern provinces all throughout the day. Each teams had stories and adventures to tell. Win or lose—everyone was energized by M150 energy drink. The race ended at Subic capped by a fun dinner and party that lasted througout the night.

All in all, it was a great event, with special favor from the Heavens (no storms!). Truly an awesome event for an awesome energy drink! M150, it works! 🙂

Post script: (Winners)


2nd Place: Team Dorifto (Car 088)- Ramon Arriola and Jonathan Arriola

3rd Place: Team Gateau de Manille (Car 711)- Pathrick Bautista and Joseph Quijano.

For more photos and race details visit:

Categories: Events

Neil Gaiman Twitter = Interactive Storytelling

October 14, 2009 Leave a comment

There are lots of things you can do on Twitter besides tweet — and interactive storytelling just became one of them.

Neil Gaiman, famed author and creator of The Sandman comic series, and BBC Audiobooks America have gotten together to produce an interesting creative fiction experiment utilizing the microblogging service. Neil tweeted the first line of the interactive story at noon EST Tuesday, with other Twitter (Twitter) users joining in to continue the tale using the hashtag #bbcawdio.

Out of the chaos of the multi-threaded responses, BBC Audiobooks will be making an attempt to stitch the best narrative together. You can start to see some of the results compiled in reverse chronological order at @BBCAA. When the final script is compiled, they’ll head into the studio to actually record and produce an audiobook of the Twitter experiment, which will be available as a free download from the BBC as well as available at iTunes and other audiobook retailers in time for the holidays.

As a fan of the Choose Your Own Adventure series in childhood, I’m tickled to see a modern-day interactive experiment that evokes a similar sense of possibility and mystery. Plus, it’s one of the more creative and collaborative uses of Twitter we’ve seen to date — and there’s no shortage of examples out there.

Did you participate in the #bbcawdio interactive story today? Will you be interested in checking out the final product once the audiobook is ready?

Neil Gaiman Twitter = Interactive Storytelling

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Categories: Books, Technology