#manila


Philippines’ Globe Mobile Network Promos

Bare neces­si­ties. If you are ever in Manila/PHL and look­ing to get a Pre­paid mobile line for emer­gency and/or to just com­mu­ni­cate around the islands, this might get you on the right track.

I did some research with Globe and their “GoSakto” make-your-own com­bos; ~P500/month for some calls and unlim­ited tex­ting ain’t bad (P300 only if 1,000 of text). I’ll be able to afford more cronuts now!

globe-gosakto-combos

PS. You may test more com­bos over here.

Update
Seems there’s a bet­ter promo if you are look­ing to spend about P500, GoUnli500. The promo bun­dle includes the following:

  • Viber, FBMsg, Kakaotalk,WhatsApp, WeChat, Line
  • Text to All networks
  • Calls to Globe and TM
  • Free Face­book up to 10MB
  • Chat
  • Valid­ity: 30 days

The Takeaway from Platform Talks: jeffstaple

I was for­tu­nate enough to attend the first-ever “Plat­form Talks” with jeffstaple1 here in Manila. For those that couldn’t attend, here’s a quick­strike of high­lights through­out this “ordi­nary” Tues­day, Octo­ber 30th afternoon…

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  1. Founder and Cre­ative Direc­tor of Sta­ple Design and Reed Space. []

September’s First Sunset

Time-lapse on a beau­ti­ful Sep­tem­ber day, on the shores of Crys­tal Beach in San Nar­ciso, Zam­bales (Philip­pines). Each shot we’re 10-seconds apart with a total of 104 expo­sures; ~17 min­utes total real-time.

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Surfin’ Fish — Day Trip Zambales

Our road trip from Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 1, 2012. Passed Subic from some lunch at Meat Plus Cafe, then headed north to Zam­bales to get some surf, sand, and fun in the Sun.

We rolled to San Narciso’s Crys­tal Beach Resort. The peo­ple were friendly and so wel­com­ing. It also hap­pens to be a Quick­sil­ver learn­ing school. So that was awe­some. Thanks to @SurfinFish + @Tdlc35Cruz + @BLKC24 + @MargauxSue + Chef May + Tess for a dope Saturday!

Good times!

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We’re Just Human

I see this “Anti-Discrimination Bill” being talked about ear­lier in the news here in the PI, I say cool. At the same time, ques­tion: “It’s 2012? Is this just another act of pol­i­tick­ing? Etc.”

I won­dered why this isn’t already inclu­sive; as part of the PI’s Bill of Rights (Arti­cle 3)? A quick research of the Philippine’s Con­sti­tu­tion (been a while since I’ve seen this as you may know), ain’t these enough com­mon sense to abide by?

  • Arti­cle 3, Sec­tion 1
  • Arti­cle 3, Sec­tion 5
  • Pre­am­ble, “under the rule of law and a regime of truth, jus­tice, free­dom, love, equal­ity, and peace…”

You would also think for a pop­u­la­tion that is dom­i­nantly Chris­t­ian (90%+), a reli­gion that holds “Love” as the great­est com­mand­ment (all reli­gions and belief sys­tems do), wouldn’t this be instilled from the start of one’s upbring­ing and social inter­ac­tions. But I guess, that’s just part of the struggle.

We live to be our best self one day at a time. We’re just human.