Showing posts from December, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

Got this flash file from ICQ about five years ago, thought I'd share it with everyone. :-) Merry Christmas! May all of you find peace, love, joy and God's blessings abundant this yuletide season. Merry Christmas to all of you.

A closer look at the Nuvitron Electronic Fuel Economizer....

I received an early Christmas present a few days ago all the way from Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya in the form of the retail version of the Nuvitron Electronic Fuel Economizer (NEFE, for brevity), courtesy of it's inventor, Mr. Perlito Cabauatan.

The inventor shared some positive feedback regarding the device. Apparently a number of people who have installed the NEFE on their own automobiles attest to having improved power and acceleration in addition to getting better fuel economy.

Here are some photos:
Surprise, surprise! A package for me. :-) People at the office thought it was a fruitcake since it was about the same size and shape as one.

The NEFE retail box.

Unlike other gas saver products, (like the Khaos for example), the NEFE is advertised as effective for both gasoline and diesel fed engines.

Developed with assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), pending registeration with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.

This is what's inside the box…

Dancing with...inmates....

The inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitiation Center (CPDRC) strut their stuff. And they're actually pretty good. Only in the Philippines. :-)


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Reenacting Michael Jackson's Thriller video. More than 9 million views and counting.

Dancing to Queen's Radio Gaga.

I Will Follow Him, from the movie Sister Act.

Hail Holy Queen, also from the movie Sister Act.
I'm all for second chances and everything, but this gives rehabilitation a whole new meaning. Who knows? These inmates may just find careers as dancers or music video extras when they get out. And that's probably a whole lot better than whatever got them in jail in the first place. :-)

The CPDRC inmates have several other videos dancing to other tunes, just look them up on YouTube. :-)

Shell V-Power Ferraris....

After weeks of refueling at Shell service stations, I was finally able to complete my collection of 1:38 scale Ferraris. Shell is selling the model Ferraris for P50.00 each for every purchase of P500.00 worth of Shell V-Power fuel, or for P100.00 if you buy P500.00 worth of other Shell fuels.

The models are made by Hot Wheels and the quality and detail are pretty good. Unfortunately, they're only made of plastic and not die-cast metal. At only P50.00 though, I'm not complaining.

Completing the collection isn't as easy as you may think. First of all, I don't really travel all that much, so I had to be a bit patient as I waited for the needle on my fuel gauge to go down before I could refuel again. Secondly, not all Shell service stations have the complete model line-up in stock, so I have to ask what models they have available before I refuel. If they don't have the particular model I'm looking for, I look for another Shell station. Thirdly, have you noticed how …

Tips on how to tell if an N95 is fake....

Here are a few of the things you should watch our for when shopping for a Nokia N95, so you don't get duped into buying a knockoff:

1. A real Nokia N95 doesn't have a touchscreen, a small touchscreen menu at the bottom of the screen, and a stylus;

2. A real Nokia N95 has a 5 megapixel camera. Fake N95s either have a lower quality camera or sometimes even no camera at all. The built-in LED flash is also smaller on fake N95s. A real Nokia N95 also has a lens cover. Some fakes don't. Note that a genuine Nokia N95 8GB variant doesn't have a lens cover as well;

3. A real Nokia N95 has a two-way slider. Most fakes either slide down only or don't slide in any direction at all;

4. A real Nokia N95 boots up a lot slower than most fakes. The built-vibrator also momentarily activates when booting up a real N95. Counterfeit N95s boot up almost instantaneously, with no vibration, and sometimes with a different startup sound;

5. The battery of a real Nokia N95 mounts on the lower rea…

How to tell a real N95 from a knockoff N95....

Saw this video on YouTube. It compares an original Nokia N95 with an imitation N95.

While it's fairly simple to tell a knockoff from an original, a lot of people have already been fooled by the fake N95, particularly those who bought it from eBay or from some unscrupulous retailer, thinking they got a good deal.

While the fake N95 is sold significantly cheaper than the original, it simply isn't worth it at any price.

Caveat emptor.


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Nokia's latest and greatest - the N95 8GB....

Presenting the Nokia N95 8GB.


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Nokia N95 8GB commercial. More than a year after I last upgraded my main phone, I'm at it again, and my cellphone of choice now is none other than the flagship of Nokia's Nseries, the Nokia N95 8GB.

While my old Nokia N70 was a mere evolution of the venerable Series 60 platform, the N95 takes mobile phones to a whole new level with a feature list significantly longer than any other high-end phone on the market today.

For starters, it's a quad-band 3G phone. No, make that a 3.5G phone. It supports the High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) standard, which enables it to transfer data at 1.4-1.8 Mbps, around three to five times faster than 3G or 384 Kbps DSL. And HSDPA is not a standard that's still waiting in the wings. Globe Handyphone already supports it. With this speed you can make smooth video calls and browse the internet faster than even…