Pinoy Watch Fan

Decided to create a new blog to reflect my new hobby of sorts, which is collecting wristwatches. The new blog is called Pinoy Watch Fan and it features photos and articles of the various watches which find themselves in...or out of my collection.

If you're into wristwatches, please do drop by and let me know what you think. It's still a work and progress though, but I think it's going along nicely.

You can also follow @pinoywatchfan on Twitter.

Cleaning house....

It's been almost a year since I last posted anything here. Thought I'd clean up this blog a bit, get rid of all the dead links, unprofitable advertising, annoying pop-ups, and what not.

Kinda weird actually.

Hardly no one ever goes here anymore...makes you wonder if it's even worth the effort cleaning this blog up.

Looks a bit dated too...but I really don't foresee myself going back to blogging the way I used to, so there's no point with a redesign.

Things have changed...a lot I guess.

Older, wiser. Still me for the most part...but somewhere down the line I must have turned a corner. I don't exactly know where...but I am. Still me, but not the old me.

Being here makes me sad. Not sure why...maybe I'm reminded of the things that I went through before...or how things are so different now from what they used to be.

Ties lost...changed relationships...former pastimes that are no longer there.

Don't get me wrong...moved up a lot in many ways. I g…

TOP Gear PH's 2013 Car of the Year

An open letter to Top Gear Philippines:

As a long, long time reader of your magazine, I read with interest the article “2013 Car of the Year” in the latest issue. While the myriad views of the 15 man panel were both fascinating and enlightening (and whole of a lot more refreshing than simple fan voting which can be rigged) I must respectfully disagree with the final outcome.

Of course, I don’t get to test drive various makes and models of cars, much less write reviews about them, so in the grand scheme of things, I don’t really know much about cars, except for the precious few that I own or get to drive, and from what I read from various motoring publications and websites, so my opinion is just that, an opinion from an average Juan, albeit, perhaps, a well-read one.

To cut to the chase, if it were up to me, the distinction of 2013 Car of the Year ought to belong to the Hyundai Accent Hatchback CRDi. Simply put, out of all the cars which came out this year, the Accent Hatchback CRDi is…

Happy New Year!

In a couple of hours it'll be 2013.

Here's wishing everyone a meaningful New Year's eve, and a happy and prosperous 2013.

Looking back at the year that was....

About a year ago I was hoping that 2012 would turn out to be a better year that 2011. With five days left, well, was it really better?

I suppose it was, though it was not the home run I had been wishing for.

Embroiled in a lot of work though, and got to travel more than I usually do, which to be honest, seemed rather meaningless in the grand scheme of things.

I did a lot...but it really didn't seem as if I accomplished a lot if you know what I mean.

Like a hamster in a hamster wheel.

Life has apparently made me insensitive to the simple things...simple things that once, I guess, brought me uncomplicated joy, but now are simply set aside as an eventuality of life.

People come, people go.

The days pass into weeks, which passes into months, which passes into a year.

And a year doesn't seem that long anymore.

Holidays come and pass...Christmas and New Year's eve rolls over again.

The Mayan calendar has ended, without much as whimper from the world which is supposedly near the…

Commonwealth Ave. lot for Lease

For lease, 261 sqm commercial lot near east-bound lane (going to Fairview) of Commonwealth Ave. Quezon City, between Tandang Sora and Ever Gotesco, directly opposite PNB. Accessible via 50m access road. No improvements on said property. For inquiries call 09228692272 or email

Tips for protecting yourself, your information, and your identity in the mobile age

Set up and turn on the PIN option on your SIM card. It's a measure of defense to ensure your phone bill doesn't rack up charges if it's stolen and later turned off, or someone uses it in another phone, and it will buy you time to call your network and have the SIM deactivated;Set up the security code of your phone. Yes, with the right tools it could be defeated, but why make it easy for thieves to use or sell your phone?Look around before using your phone or tablet in public places. Some places are safer than others;Set up the PIN or pattern lock of your phone or tablet. If you use your phone for Facebook, Twitter, email, etc., your account information is stored on your phone. Anyone who comes into possession of your phone and unlocks it can potentially masquerade online as you. They can also have access to your photos, messages, email, etc.;Don't leave your phone or tablet unattended. You could be a victim of casual theft;If your phone or tablet uses Android 3.0 (Hone…