We’ve been running a special phoneography project – #IGYourVote – a social campaign for IGersManila, which we started last April as a daily noontime habit, a collaboration advocacy with @KandidatoAnongPlanoMo, with which we ask fellow Filipino Instagram’ers to share in Instagram their visual stories that raise issues we think this year’s electoral candidates must address.
Photos picked for this special project will get the chance to be featured in a campaign ad, which will be revealed soon. And starting this Sunday 05-May-2013, we’re doing #IGYourVote as a #9pmhabit, until the election day. So share your visual stories on hunger, disasters, the environment, among other issues.
This funny video (it’s actually an ad) exaggerating the rivalry between iPhone and Android users (I use an iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for phoneography), makes me really really want to switch to Nokia’s Lumia, the 920 in particular, the underdog smartphone, but not exactly underspecced to be ignored.
It’s the only award-giving body that recognizes Filipino online ingenuity – aimed at discovering creatively passionate individuals who use social media to speak out and make a difference – already on its 3rd year, Tatt Awards 2013 is here! Launched at URBN Bar and Kitchen at the Fort Strip, 13 for 2013 seems to be the theme this year, as it honors 13 different categories, including Instagram Phenom of the Year, with which we hope IGersManila, the open community for Filipino Instagram’ers around the world, gets a nomination.
Nominations will be accepted until May 10, so if you have a Facebook, Twitter and/or Google account, all you have to do is log on to www.TattAwards2013.com where you can fill out the nomination form and get more detailed mechanics. You can nominate as many as you want, in any of the 13 categories, and even create a new category, which might be included in the official list, but only if it gets the most relevant and unique nominations.
So go ahead and vote out loud and keep the good vibes rolling!
You have about 80 minutes to see if iSteve, Funny or Die’s parody of Steve Jobs and Apple featuring Justin Long, is worth laughing about.
Thank goodness my original Yahoo! account was hacked (though I use it for YM’ing mostly, which I eventually stopped using), that’s when I signed up to wait-list for Gmail beta, the first email service to offer a GB of storage free back then, which is huge compared to other similar services. And when I finally got my Gmail, I kept it as my only personal email, now with an even bigger space of 10GB, which might take me forever to fill. Oh, and the hacking didn’t stop as I’m always online, but failing every time, thanks to Gmail’s tough security.
It’s been a worry-free, straightforward emailing experience, cheers to the 9 years and more Gmail!
Election Day is about a month away and campaigning is in full swing, in case you haven’t ticked your calendar, here’s an infographic of key dates (detailing prohibited acts for both the public and candidates) for the 2013 election period.
I want the BlackBerry Z10, to see if it’s any good with phoneography, aside from wanting to use Instagram for BlackBerry 10 OS, but I’m still locked with my iPhone 5. If you’re itching to try out the new BB10 but can’t or won’t buy the phone, go to BlackBerry.com/Glimpse via mobile Safari on your iPhone. This is a simulation so don’t expect too much, though you get to explore its basic look and feel and yes, pit it against iOS.
For parents like me, this matrix by GMA News Online is a very good rough guide on the cost of college education at major universities in Metro Manila. Kurt, our eldest son, is an incoming Journalism student at the University of Santo Tomas, and that’s going to cost about PHP 50,000 per term or PHP 100,000 per year (tuition fee increase is of course to be expected, but as they always say it will be minimal), which is way too high if you compare it to the total cost of around PHP 5,000 that covered my 4-year management degree at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Oh headache, these numbers.
Snap-shooting flowers at the home garden, trying out the macro lens of Olloclip for iPhone 5, courtesy of Beyond the Box.
While listening to Lenka’s “Everything At Once” go grab a cup of black coffee and slouch on the couch like tomorrow’s forever a Saturday. From Grant Snider’s Incidental Comics.