Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Broken Camera Lens Motor?

I'm writing this post about my Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED lens.

I woke up one day wanting to take a picture of my room, but the camera didn't want to auto-focus, it would just focus back and forth and back and forth.

Now I tried taking the lens out and reattaching again, didn't work.
I tried cleaning the contacts, didn't work.
I tried removing the filter, didn't work.

One thing that I haven't tried is using a different lens.

It does focus an object when the zoom is set to 18mm but it would sometimes come out blurry.

Even in 135mm, on a sunny day, it would have a hard time trying to focus an object and if it does, the image isn't entirely in focus. (Check video and image link)

I suggest watching the video with earphones to hear the motor trying to auto-focus.

Click on the image to see the picture taken from the video.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fuji Ichiban

Last night, we went to Fuji Ichiban for dinner. I had no idea what to order, so I asked my sister what should I eat, and she told me to eat the tonkotsu.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Free Facebook on Globe Tattoo

I made a discovery the other night with Globe Tattoo.

I disconnected from my router's connection.
Plugged in the Globe Tattoo to the USB port.
Connected to the internet with zero balance.
Went to
Clicked on "Check your Facebook status"

Then I was amazed that it led me to the Facebook Mobile status page. I updated my status just to see if it was free, lo and behold it updated. I tried visiting other people's profile, still worked. Then it stopped when I logged out.

Okay, from my understanding, while connected on the internet, log into your Facebook account, checkmark the "Keep me logged in" box and DO NOT log out. That's it!

Anytime you connect to the internet with your Globe Tattoo (with zero balance), just go to: and if you're already logged in, then it worked! If not, then I guess, you load up your Globe Tattoo and connect to Facebook Mobile and don't log out.

I only tried this on my laptop.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gundam kits at the Mall Of Asia 2

These kits were on display at the SM Department Store at the Mall of Asia.

The MG Wing Gundam is so small compared to the 1/100 Arios Gundam.

PG 00 Raiser Box Art

Here's an unresized picture of the PG 00 Raiser box art, without watermark too.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gundam kits at the Mall Of Asia

Took some pics of the Gundam kits at Toy Kingdom at the Mall of Asia.

Shiny Ononokuso


If you're not familiar with this Pokemon, it's #612 of the Isshu Dex (Unova for english) of Pokemon Black and White. I recolored the original image, which I can not find, to make it look shiny. Which by the way is awesome looking.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Boracay Island

A picture of Boracay Island I took while on a flight from Manila to Iloilo back in October. The dust on my camera's sensor is very visible.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Nikon D40 w/ AF-S Nikkor 18-135mm

This is my camera gear. Thanks to my brother for giving me his lens, swapped it with the 18-55mm kitlens. It does not have VR though. I like the lens a lot, but my brother has a Sigma lens 70-300mm for his Nikon D60, which is amazing cuz it auto focuses really fast.

Oh I have the CPL stacked over the UV filter, which is kinda stupid thing to do. :P

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

RG RX-78-2 Gundam

I bought this one as an early birthday gift for myself. Also, this just might be my last Gundam-related purchase for the year or for the next couple of months.

Friday, November 26, 2010

HGUC RGZ-95C ReZEL Commander type

Jen bought this for me at the Mall of Asia. People living in Manila are so lucky to have an assortment of Gundam kits in various malls.

I still haven't assembled this kit yet.

Monday, November 22, 2010

RZ-013 Buster Tortoise on sale at ToyTown

Last week while at Glorietta in Makati, Manila. Jen and I came upon ToyTown. Lots of toys! At cheap prices too! Sadly there weren't any Gundam kits inside, maybe they got blown away from the blast a few years ago (Look up Glorietta Blast), just those Gashapon random-figures-in-boxes type of toys.

While making our way to the exit, Jen pointed out to some model kits, turns out be Zoids kits. Kotobukiya HMM kits to be exact. The kit was also on sale, it was if you don't know, the Blaster Tortoise, marked down to the price of P1,500. I must say that's great find, nearly close the US dollar equivalent, without the shipping fees.

I did not buy the kit, thinking I might find something better at another place. I think there were 2 kits left.

Images from:
hmm rz-013 buster tortoise - box art
RZ-013 Buster Tortoise (Plastic model)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Front Mission Evolved Papercraft Contest

So, I checked my email yesterday, and I got an email from Square Enix. Turns out to be information for a contest, Front Mission Evolved Papercraft Contest.

Rules are simple. Just print out the template, color it, and assemble then send pics of the finished model. The winner of the contest wins a 4-foot papercraft Zephyr.

Click the link below to go to the contest page.
---Front Mission Evolved Papercraft Contest

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Macross Zero VF-0A/S W/GHOST Scans

Sometime this year I was lucky to find someone on selling a Macross Zero kit. I bought it straight after thinking about it heavily. I did some research and the kit isn't like putting together a Gundam kit, it needed cement than just snapping it on together.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Angelica Panganiban

Thought I'd share a high resolution scan of Angelica Panganiban.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

HG 1/144 Gundam Astraea Boxart Scan


Alvin and The Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks at SM City Iloilo on Twitpic

SM City Iloilo has Alvin and The Chipmunks statues on display on the Lower Ground Floor under the stairs near All Flipflops. Don't miss the opportunity to have your picture taken with them.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

HG 1/144 Gundam Astraea

My package arrived yesterday! =] on Twitpic

I bought this item from Great Toys Online. It just arrived yesterday. I wasn't home to receive the item, but my aunt paid P260 for the shipping fee. Was she duped? The shipping company that delivered the item was AP Cargo Logistic Network Corporation.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hot Wheels '81 DeLorean DMC-12

was at the toy store today and found a hot wheels delorean. s... on Twitpic

I was at the toy store today and found a Hot Wheels DeLorean. I looked around and there were two others but all of them came in the same gold color scheme. A silver one would have been nice.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The temperature outside

I was on a jeepney ride from Robinsons Mall today going home. Kept checking the thermometer on my watch. It peaked at 39.2°C. I guessing it could go higher if I stayed out longer, but hell no, it's so damn hot!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Laptops in public places

It sort of annoys me to see people with laptops all over SM City, especially the food court and Auntie Annie's "twisted bread". Sometimes I think people just want to show off their laptops. Especially the ones still having the protective packaging (brand new).

I have a phone with Wi-Fi capabilities and the wi-fi connection at SM City is almost non-existent it takes a super long time to load a webpage.

The image here shows a person playing Plants Vs. Zombies.

Why even bother bringing a laptop to the foodcourt, if all yo... on Twitpic

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Otaku Loot in Iloilo

The other day I was at SM City. It's a habit of mine to enter Toy Kingdom and check out their Gundam kits. Whether there'd new stocks or the same old toys of 3 months ago. This time there were new kits.

I just had to have a closer look. They kits they had there were:

SD Unicorn Gundam
SD Exia R2 & 0 Gundam Crystal Clear Version

HG 1/144 Gundam Exia Repair II & 0 Gundam Crystal Clear Version
HG 1/144 Reborns Gundam TransAm
HG 1/144 Arios Gundam TransAm

HGUC 1/144 ReZEL
HGUC 1/144 Nu Gundam Metallic Coating

MG 1/100 Gundam Exia TransAm
MG 1/100 Astray Gundam Red Frame
MG 1/100 Gouf Custom MS Igloo
MG 1/100 RX 78-2 Mechanical Smoked Clear

Robot Spirits Unicorn Gundam (Unicorn Mode)
Robot Spirits GNXIII
Robot Spirits Ahead
Robot Spirits 0 Gundam

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Final Fantasy VII Japanese Version

A couple of months ago, I was searching around for Final Fantasy stuffs. It was my phase that I was so into Final Fantasy VIII and how I miss playing it. Well enough about that, I was lucky to find someone selling the japanese version of FFVII, FFVIII, and FFIX. It wasn't until last week I decided to buy FFVII since it's probably the only popular Final Fantasy game and that it could be a collectible.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dog Show at SM City

There was a Dog Show at SM City about two weeks ago. I took some pics. You can find them all in my Multiply site.

Click the image to go to my Multiply album.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

MG Gundam F91 Harrison's Custom Scans

I got myself an MG Gundam F91 Harrison's Custom as an early Christmas gift back in December 2009. I still haven't built it yet. The other day, was my first time to ever open the kit. Took out the manual to make some scans. I was a little bummed out that the manual got wrinkled cuz of the runners pressing on it.

Here are some scans I took.

Images are hosted at Mediafire, be sure to click to download the full image.









Friday, January 22, 2010

Allan's Talabahan

Ate here last month. It's the only well known eatery in Oton.

I don't get why a lot of people eat at this place. It's just as any other by-the-road eatery. Then my girlfriend tells me, it's because, their oysters are delicious compared to any other place. I wouldn't know since I hardly eat oysters.

My parents weren't even convinced that their oysters tasted better compared to what they've had in Guam.

Pictures will be posted soon, once I find my DVDR with the pics.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Never Eat At Imay's

I've eaten at lots of places and Imay's has got to be at the lowest, even lower than Green Mango!

Lastnight (December 24, 2009) was my second time eating there. The first was with my parents. It took them forever to serve the food, though tasty, the food was not cooked well enough.

Lastnight, I was with Jen's family. Again, the food took forever to be served. No plates were even handed to us. Spoon and forks were apparently a commodity to them.

Appetizers were uncooked and the soup was not even that hot. Chicken was still bleeding.

Apparently the manager was out for the night. So we only paid for what we've eaten and left.

I wanna say more about places like this, but I'm too lazy to type :S

Image obviously from
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