Archive | November, 2011

What is something you always talk about, but never do?

30 Nov

I always talk about getting back into shape, but I never exercise. Well not never maybe, but rarely.

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I used to be very active back in grade school and high school playing volleyball for the varsity team in our school. In college, I wasn’t exercising or doing any sports, but I love walking around. I used to walk from our school to the nearby mall and back. Probably because I wasn’t earning money then and I was very careful in spending that if it’s a walking distance, I’d rather walk than ride a jeep. I was doing the same thing when I started working, but as I earn more, I became lazier. I’ll take a jeep even if it’s walking distance. If it requires 2 or more jeep rides, I’ll take a cab. Baby Daddy was the same. I was weighing 100 lbs before and he was probably around 140 to 160 lbs, yes he was thin back then. Now I’m at 120 lbs and he’s at 220 to 240 lbs.

I can probably shed of those extra 20 lbs if I exercise. I tried, I even signed up at the gym in our clubhouse. By my laziness gets the better of me. I’ll go to the gym for 3 days maybe when I feel guilty about my weight gain, then stop going again. We have a pool where you can do laps, but I don’t. The only exercise I have right now is doing house chores and running after my kid. I’m still thankful though that despite this, I never became overweight. Mind you, I eat a lot and I’m not kidding. Sometimes, I eat more than Baby Daddy does lol! But maybe one day, just maybe, I’ll have an active lifestyle again 🙂

Star Wars: The Old Republic

30 Nov

As promised, here’s my experience in playing the SWTOR weekend beta. Too bad I don’t have photos. Every time I try to get a screen shot, it just ends up with just a blacked out image. Baby daddy had the same problem too, and he’s using his own PC. We had some friends though who were able to do screen shots though.

So anyway, I had a Sith Inquisitor which I managed to level to 7. I know right! Then I decided I wanna try out the light side. So I leveled a Jedi Consular instead. I was able to get it to level 16.

The long conversations with the NPCs bored the hell out of me, honestly. It’s not like WoW wherein when you get a quest, a window will just pop up with the text of what the NPC is going to say, and then you just accept or decline. For SWTOR, the game will go into like a cinematic mode and the NPC will talk. Your answers to the NPC’s questions will affect some factors in the game like your companion‘s affection and your points towards the light or the dark side of the force. At a certain level, you’ll get a companion which levels along with you. You can equip gears and weapons to your companion. You also have the option to use your companion or not for quests. I think they count as a member for group quests. You’ll also get your own ship at around 15 or 16 I think. After I had the ship, I just played some space combat then I decided I had enough of the beta. In space combats, you will maneuver your ship and shoot through obstacles and of course, shoot the ships of the enemy.

Chances are I’ll be getting SWTOR just so I have an MMORPG to play, but I’m not too excited about it just like I was excited with WoW. but who knows, maybe I’ll also get addicted to it once I get my toon geared.

Atty. Jose Midas P. Marquez

25 Nov

This video has been circulating for couple of days now.

 

Just because he reacted that way doesn’t automatically mean he’s gay. And so what if he is? You don’t need to be a straight guy to be a successful Supreme Court Spokesperson.

Pinaputok na Tilapia

25 Nov

We bought live Tilapia in the market today. I though it would be a shame to just fry up fresh fish so I thought of making pinaputok na tilapia instead. I know there are a lot of ways to do this recipe.

Pinaputok na Tilapia

Ingredients:

2 pieces Tilapia

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, minced

1 small ginger, minced

1 tomato, diced

2 tbsp fresh calamansi juice

2 tbsp soy sauce

  1. Mix the ingredients except for the Tilapia, in a bowl.
  2. Scoop the mixed ingredients and stuff it in the Tilapia’s belly.
  3. Put some of the mixture in a laid out foil, put the stuffed Tilapia on top of it, then put some more mixture on top. Fold the sides of the foil and wrap the Tilapia tightly.
  4. Put it in a pan and cover. Wait 4 to 5 minutes then turn the Tilapia. Cook for another 4 to 5 minutes. You will know it’s cooked when the foil looks like it’s about to pop open.

Enjoy!

 

Get RIFTâ„¢ for $0

24 Nov

I woke up today with an email from Trion Worlds. Rift is on sale! You can get the Standard Edition for $0. Yup, it’s free!

The Standard edition will give you access to the complete Rift game via downloadable client. It doesn’t include a complimentary gameplay time though unlike the other editions. You need either a game time card or a subscription to play. Subscription plans are $14.99/month, $38.97/3 months, $65.94/6 months, and $119.88/year.

I played Rift for a while after I quit WoW. I know a lot of people who quit WoW played this game too. It’s also a good game, nice graphics. But I never really got into the same level of addiction I got with WoW. Yeah, the 2 to 3 days no sleep, sleep for 6 to 12 hours then play again kind of addiction lol!

Diablo 3 Beta

24 Nov

I couldn’t sleep last night so I decided to start playing the Diablo 3 Beta. People have been waiting for this for years so I thought it better be good. I was only able to try out the wizard last night though as my baby was bugging me that he also wants to play lol! Here are some screen shots. Note though that I purposely blacked out my toon’s name for less chances of having people get the same name as mine lol! I’ve been using that name on WoW and with all other games I play, so I hope to use it on Diablo 3 as well. See for yourself!

Female wizard

Character classes are demon hunter, witch doctor, monk, barbarian, and wizard. You can choose the gender on the character creation screen, and you can also customize your banner.

New Tristam

This is the entrance to New Tristam. I like the clean UI. You also get achievements like in WoW and StarCraft . And yes, you’ll also get a companion that levels up later in the game.

End of Diablo 3 Beta

After 2 hour and 14 minutes, I finished the beta. W00t! I think I took longer than usual though because I tried to explore the areas to kill all the mobs. Overall, it was really good. I can’t wait for the game to be launched. I am definitely going to get a copy as soon as they release it lol!

Update on SWTOR: I’m still downloading the beta client. They said the weekend beta will start on Friday so more on that next week.

Epic Fail For the Day

23 Nov

This really pissed me off today. I made an application for a copywriter/marketing/sales assistant on oDesk posted by a certain James Smith. It says on his profile that he’s from an Australian company. So he contacted me via email and asked for my resume. Then yesterday, someone contacted me via SMS asking if I’m available for an interview. This is just for a part-time job, probably 2 hours a day mind you. The interview happened today. I was surprised because it was a Filipina and she said she’s from a Filipino company called VOA. I was confused, I though I was applying for an Australian company. Then she said I was referred online. I asked her what she means by that. Turns out the guy who posted the job opening on oDesk was just doing referrals. I was already on the verge of telling the girl I don’t want o go through the interview anymore, but I was playing it nice.

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So here’s how our conversation went:

VOA: so I have your resume here, can you tell me more about your work experience as a virtual assistant in *** and as an article writer in ***?

Me: I worked for *** as a virtual assistant for almost a year doing blah, blah, blah (entailing my tasks). For ***, I was writing articles for a website called How To Do Things. Blah, blah, blah (telling her about the kind of articles I wrote).

VOA: Oh ok, good. we’re actually looking for article writers for our company. This job is for inside our company and not for a client. I see here you have experience as an article writer. Can you tell me more about that.

(I was already getting a headache at this point because of her. I just told her about my work experience as an article.)

Me: Yes, that was what I said earlier. (So basically I had to repeat what I told her earlier) I was writing articles for a website called How To Do Things. Blah, blah, blah (telling her about the kind of articles I wrote).

VOA: What school are you from?

(I seriously wanted to answer her with something like “I thought you had my resume?”)

Me: I studied college in ***.

VOA: If you were to write an article about our company, what would be its title?

Me: I think that would be a very good question once I get to know more about your company. I don’t think I could write about something I’m not familiar with.

VOA: How proficient are you in using the computer and MS Word to write articles?

(This was the last straw. I’ve been working for almost a year as a virtual assistant. Prior to that, I was working in a call center for 5 years. And lastly, I studied BS Computer Science in college. What makes you think I don’t have experience using MS Word?)

Me: I studied BS Computer Science in college, so yes, you can say I’m very proficient in using the computer.

Seriously?! Just a piece of advice for companies. I’m no expert in recruitment, but getting people like her to interview your applicants is such an epic fail. The interviewer makes a huge impression about your company. Get people who knows what they’re doing. Interviewers, please try to review your applicants resume. My resume was just a 1 page doc, thus giving her no reason to not see my background information. Don’t ask questions which are obviously stated in the resume. It just makes you look stupid. Are you seriously gonna ask someone who studied Computer Science if they are proficient in using MS Word to write articles? Hell I could even write programs for you lol!

Needless to say, I withdrew my job application. Such a waste of time 😦