Saturday, December 22, 2012

Journey Paper Craft

Disclaimer: This isn't my mine. I thought I'd just share it :)

Full-sized images found at どつぼ's fg-site page.

I have not played the PS3 game, Journey, but it looks really beautiful.

Here's paper craft from that game.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Giant Anthem 3

This bike was given to me by my big brother in exchange for the one I left behind in Iloilo back in December of 2010.

I have not used this because I don't know where to ride it and there isn't a bike lane here either.

I just recently cleaned this. Cleaned the chain and re-lubed it with White Lightning Easy Lube.

The chain was really dirty when the bike arrived from where my big brother took it, but now, it looks good as new, sort of.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Simple Green Lime Scale Remover

I wanna take this time to say that Simple Green Lime Scale Remover is a great cleaning product.

My sister told me to clean the because it was getting dirty. I looked around the house for the cleaning supplies and tried about 3 different products that sort of cleaned it but not thoroughly. I was about to use CLR which is a bit too much but then I found Simple Green. No gloves needed! I sprayed and scrubbed and just like that, the sink became clean. Yay.

So next time, when I need to scrub away those nasty mineral deposits, I know what to use.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S II

My brother got a sweet deal on a used Samsung Galaxy S II.

It was running the stock Ice Cream Sandwich firmware from Samsung, but now it's running the official Jelly Bean firmware that was leaked last month.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Aki Matsuri Guam 2012

Last week was the Japan Autumn Festival. As far as I could remember, it's always held in the month of November at Ypao Beach.

Going there, you'll see people dressed in yukatas and happis. There'd be kiosks for food, drinks, games, and souvenirs. You'd have to exchange money for tickets, and each item costs depending on how many tickets they sell it for.

There'd be a stage there too with performers performing Japanese cultural dances.

I think at the end of the festival is when they'd play the Tanko Bushi song and invite everyone to come and dance.

Here's an example of how the dance and song goes.

I went with my dad, we didn't stay that long. We ate some food and left. I took some pictures, but not a lot.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Final Fantasy XI

Last week, I bought Final Fantasy XI from Amazon for $5.

Just for $5, you get a digital download of the game with all of the expansion packs, except Seekers of Adoulin, since that hasn't been released yet.

With every new purchase of FFXI, you get a 30-day-free-trial for one character, and an in-game item that helps you in the game until you reach level 20.

It's about $12 per 30 days of playing, and an additional $1 for every character registered to your account.

The whole download is about 4 gigabytes and it fits perfectly in a DVDR.

After installing the game and expansion packs and the PlayOnline Viewer and Tetra Master, it's going to download some files to update the POL Viewer.

Then after you've registered your registration code and registered for a Content ID, it's going download even more files to update the game. It took me 4 hours before I could start playing the game.

It's been 9 years since I first purchased this game for over $50 at GameStop.

Back then, Rise of the Zilart was the only expansion pack available.

It took forever to level up back then, but now it's very easy. Back then, you couldn't play the game solo after level 12. You'd have to have a party to get decent experience points to level up.

Finding a party back then would take hours and would only last for a couple minutes. I can't say how it is now, since there aren't that many players, but until then, that's all I can say.

Playing solo back then, you'd get very low experience points from the mobs and you could barely survive the fight, but now, the lowest experience points you can get is 80 vs the 2 (I think) back then and still have some HP for another fight.

I've made it to level 23 by playing solo, but I bet I can level up a lot faster if I played with a party.

There aren't that many players online anymore, and the Auction House doesn't have that many items in there. I guess the only way to obtain gear is by checking out in-game shops. But the best way to make money is by selling materials through the Auction House. The items I see in the Auction House are mostly materials needed for crafting.

One thing that hasn't changed, is that, it takes forever to travel. It takes at least 5 minutes to go from one zone to the next.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Guam 4

My dad and I went to Home Depot the other day to buy some plywood to make into shelves for my room.

Took some pictures of the view from the airport road and the Home Depot.

Also check out the price of gas in the last picture and compare that to the price of gas on my March 12, 2011 post.

All pictures were taken with my HTC Nexus One.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nikkor 18-55mm VR

The Nikkor 18-55mm lens is the standard lens that comes with the Nikon D40 out of the box. I traded my 18-55mm lens to my brother for the 18-105mm lens. But the motor in the lens broke and so we sold it.

I haven't had a wider lens than my 35mm for over a year, until now.

I was looking through online ads in my area and I found this lens for sale at a low price and I just had to get it.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

3 Years

Today marks 3 years since my first post.

I don't have anything to share except this milestone.

Monday, September 10, 2012

HG 1/144 Gundam GP01

I was playing around with my camera the other day and took pictures of my HGUC 1/144 Gundam GP01.

This is my first HGUC kit, I got it way back in 2006. It was between this and the Hazel Custom. I chose this because of the very big shield, also, Danny Choo inspired me to get this kit.

It's mostly straight build.

Very dusty.

The antenna on the head snapped, I had to glue that many times. Also parts of the shield, and rear skirt armor.

My nephew destroyed its rifle, so I gave it the SMG. It's going to be stuck holding that gun because its right index finger is fixed and should be holding a gun.

It's one of the best looking Gundams in my opinion and I can't wait for an RG version to come out.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-FX

Disclaimer: This isn't my mine. I thought I'd just share it :)

Full-sized images found at Ringos' fg-site page.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Got A New iPod Touch

Last month, I had the misfortune of losing my iPod Touch while travelling, but now I got another one. Yay!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Manila Ocean Park 3

I didn't really fully finish sharing my pics from Manila Ocean Park, but here goes.

Previous posts here:

Manila Ocean Park
Manila Ocean Park 2

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Instagram: iOS vs Android

I'm going to say it right away. Instagram for iOS is better than for Android.

I don't know if it's the 4th Generation iPod Touch's display resolution or that my phone, Nexus One, has limitations but when converting photos on Instagram, the former does a better job than the latter.

Also when I try to convert photos taken by my Nikon D40, they come out better on the iOS verion.

Here are some of my observations:

*Instagram for iOS is on the left and for Android is on the right.
*Photo used was taken on Nikon D40.

  • Instagram on iOS the whole photo can be scaled to 1:1 ratio, while on Android, you're limited to scale and crop within the photo itself.

  • The iOS version converts the photo to a resolution of 1231x1231, while on Android, it's 720x720.
  • Also the photo looks smoother on iOS while it looks jaggy on Android.


Friday, August 10, 2012

RG 1/144 Justice Gundam

Disclaimer: This isn't my mine. I thought I'd just share it :)

Full-sized images found at gon2t's fg-site page.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Is It A Ghost?

A couple of days ago, my dad came home with a puppy, and I took some pictures of it.

I was going through my pictures and I noticed this one picture that had something on it.

I looked closely to see it was, and I have no idea. The puppy seems to know cuz it's looking at it.

Also it doesn't seem to cast a shadow and it's pretty bright behind it, cuz of the flash.

Or it could be something that has gotten onto the lens.

I took this picture with my phone. Google Nexus One.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

HG 1/144 Clanche

Disclaimer: This isn't my mine. I thought I'd just share it :)

Full-sized images found at SOQ's fg-site page.

Here's a photo review of the HG 1/144 Clanche from Gundam AGE.

EDIT: August 17, 2012. This isn't the official kit of the Clanche. I believe it's a custom garage kit.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Apples and Oranges

Took this picture of apples and oranges while doing groceries when living back in Iloilo. This was taken at the supermarket in SM City Iloilo.

I really liked the colors and just had to take a picture.

Picture was taken with my Google Nexus One.

Friday, July 27, 2012

1/144 HG Gundam AGE-2 Artemis

Disclaimer: This isn't my mine. I thought I'd just share it :)

Full-sized images found at Sラン's fg-site page.

AG 1/144 Gundam AGE-FX

Disclaimer: This isn't my mine. I thought I'd just share it :)

Full-sized images found at cherryNOIR's fg-site page.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tribu Pan-ay in Guam

Yesterday, Tribu Pan-ay performed at Micronesia Mall. It was 30 minutes of absolute awesomeness.

If you love their performance and want to experience it in person, then travel to Iloilo in the Philippines. The Dinagyang Festival is celebrated in January and lasts for a few days.

More info of the Dinagyang Festival can be found at Wikipedia.

I made a recording of their performance and uploaded them to YouTube. It's split into two 15-minute videos.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Here are some pictures of mangoes from our mango tree. I can't wait to pick them! YUM!

I found this small mango at the base of the tree.

1/144 EX-S Gundam

Disclaimer: This isn't my mine. I thought I'd just share it :)

Full-sized images found at wangfai's fg-site page.

Friday, July 20, 2012

HG 1/144 G-Exes

Disclaimer: This isn't my mine. I thought I'd just share it :)

Full-sized images found at 必死さん。's fg-site page.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Hey guys I'm on Instagram. Follow me on there.

My username is @bjolivares

Kind of a weird app cuz it's exclusive to mobile devices only. You can't do much when you log into it on a desktop.

There are however other websites to log into using your instagram account.


Followgram and Inkstagram

And you'll have full access to instagram much like on a mobile device.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Blue Fang Skeleton Tarantula

Here's my friend's Blue Fang Skeleton Tarantula (Ephebopus cyanognathus). It's still pretty small but after a few molts, it's going to be a lot bigger than it is now.

Here's a cropped version of the original sized photo

Domino's Pizza

Last night, we had Domino's Pizza for dinner. I don't know what toppings these are. Om nom nom nom!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Globe Prepaid Roaming No Service Fix

Before boarding the plane to Guam, I activated my roaming service via *143#.

When I arrived in Guam, I turned my phone on and saw that I didn't have service. I thought that my phone couldn't find a good signal or that it's finding a local network to register. As time went by, "No Service" became "Emergency Calls Only" and it stayed that way for most of the day.

I mentioned this to a friend and she told me to mention my problem with @talk2GLOBE over on Twitter and that they could help me.

So I did and just after a few minutes of them asking for my mobile phone number, they sent me a message to restart my phone and manually select a network. After that, I finally had service!

So if you plan to leave the Philippines and your service provider is Globe and you've activated roaming services but do not have service, just send a message to @talk2GLOBE on Twitter and they'll fix it up for you.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Update on my Broken Display

Last Sunday, I had my laptop checked at TOPSTON in Mary Mart Mall. I texted them beforehand if they had a replacement display for my laptop and they told me yes. They did in fact have a replacement for my laptop but the PIN connectors were different from the one my laptop uses. They had "small" and "large" and mine was a "medium". I don't know if the number of PINs needed had to do anything with it but I know mine needs a 40-PIN connector.

They told me that they'll order the display and to come back on Friday. So Friday was yesterday, sent a text message if they have the display. They replied back that it's currently being delivered via DHL. I'm hoping that it comes before I leave for Guam on July 4.

My laptop has turned to the worse because I've lost a little bit more than half of the display. So I'm writing this using only half of my screen, while the other half are dead pixels.

Picture taken with iPod Touch 4 and filtered with Instragram for dramatic effect.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

1/144 Gundam AGE-3 Fortress

Disclaimer: This isn't my mine. I thought I'd just share it :)

Full-sized images found at SOQ's fg-site page.

I think it's the HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-3 Normal fitted with parts from the AG 1/144 Gundam AGE-3 Fortress.
Looks awesome!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

McDonald's Double Cheese Burger

You'll know when you're going to bite into a delicious burger; when the wrapper is soaked in grease.

Friday, June 1, 2012

HG Zeydra

Disclaimer: This isn't my mine. I thought I'd just share it :)

Full-sized images found at ITTA's fg-site page.

Monday, May 28, 2012

My Laptop's Display Is Broken

My laptop's display is broken :(

I hit the shelf above my laptop by accident and a cologne bottle fell from it. I tried to catch it, but just bounced off my hand and hit my laptop.

I did some searching around and it uses a 40-pin 14.1" WXGA LED display. Which is going to set me back around P4,500 - P6,000, that is if I even I have money.

So right now, my laptop is hooked up via HDMI to the TV.

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