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Bloggers @ RockEd this Sunday

Posted in Blogging & Technology, News and Announcements by juned on the September 28th, 2007

I like Radio. It is the talk and conversation. It is the stage of sound and the theatre of the mind. It is broadcasts, music, news, thoughts and opinion. It is proletarian and hob-nob. It is Joe the Mango, Kuya Eddie, Tita Dely and Johhny Midnight or Mr Carinoso. In short it is interesting.

This Sunday you might be interested to lend us your ears as a couple of bloggers - Lauren, Jayvee, Joey ,Markku, I and a couple of other bloggers- will be guesting at:

RockEd Radio
NU 107
September 30, 2007
at 8:00 pm or 20:00

More info about Radio Episode can be found here, there, and over there.

Here is the blurb on the upcoming episode this Sunday:

Let’s join Pepe Diokno talk to pro-blogger Jayvee Fernandez and his group, some winners of the Coke Blogging competition, and more interesting people to talk about how we do seem to be the most self-absorbed generation, to date.[Source]

This should be an interesting talk.

Speaking Radio, here is a podcast from Radio Cubao or check the podcast below calledtayag’s Wit. And some new local Coffee from Serye at Dalanghita.com .


Thanks: Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone

Posted in News and Announcements, Politics and Culture by juned on the September 28th, 2007

Thirdee

That was said by writer G.B. Stern or Gladys Bronwyn Stern. A little bit blunt but quite effective. A dear friend more advance in years once told me it never hurts to smile, it is always nice to be polite and its not wise to be stingy with your thanks. Toblerone is bankrolling a campaign to have Thank You Day in the Philippines. And there is even a website called … well … Thank You Day Philippines (designed & built by friends at Sheero Media).

Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
- James Russell Lowell

Irregardless of a survey or even a report stating that the Philippine is this and that. You can see it on the website. I think its a good idea always to develop the habit of saying a well deserved Thank You. And believe me it is never un-appreciated.

It’s nice to be important,
but it’s more important to be nice.
- Anonymous

So I like this particular campaign sponsored by Toblerone, even if it is part of marketing campaign. At least it promotes saying Thank You and being nice. We need as much niceness and kindness in the world today.

Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
- James Russell Lowell

Visit the site there are a lot of downloadable stuff and a concert on October 20 at the Mall of Asia.

As my friend told me it never hurts to smile, it is always nice to be polite and its not wise to be stingy with your thanks

I can no other answer make,
but, thanks, and thanks.
- William Shakespeare

Nuvali

Posted in Politics and Culture by juned on the September 28th, 2007

Can you imagine living in something like that?

The other day we attended a press launch of Ayala Land’s latest project Nuvali. This is supposed to be Ayala Land’s largest regional hub development project in the Philippines. The site , to put the term loosely, is about eight times the size of the Makati Central Business District and is only an hour’s drive from Metro Manila. And it seems Ayala is launching or developing three different sets of residential area at the same time and developing the commercial and office area as well.

The plans looked impressive and based on what I saw during the press briefing Ayala Land seems to be unperturbed by the developments of the real estate market in the United States and elsewhere.

And this is primarily because Ayala Land seems to banking on two sectors of Filipinos to heavily invest in Nuvali. The first being, Filipinos working abroad and the second being. Filipinos residing abroad but wishing to retire in the Philippines.

Given the Earth friendly and seemingly carefree way of life promised ( according to their press launch the area will have pocket gardens, bicycle lanes aamd walks). My friend Urbano would probably want to live here. So tempting. If I only had the cash but then again I am City Mouse (Cubao Mouse to be more exact) rather than a Country Mouse.

Welcome, to Megapolis Manila.