Sunday, March 30, 2014

Of RPG and Piko

Has anyone seen the movie RPG Metanoia? It's the first Filipino 3D computer animated adventure film. They said the idea for this film was brought by the writer's intention to show his nephew what he is really missing as a kid. As we all know, kids of this generation are now exposed to all kinds of technology aka game consoles. They still play and have playmates but at the confines of either their homes or internet shops. 

I have no deep analysis or whatsoever in relation to technology and RPG games. I have nothing against technology. I'm a proud owner of modern gadgets. I praise how technology progress so fast. But I just missed being a kid!!!!

Try to watch the above clip and it will really touch your heart and make you yearn for years that passed. Years when were young, wild and free. Years when the major problems that we would have are food, toys and clothing. Years when the biggest pain that we would be suffering are from bruised elbows and knees. Years when money were treated only as tool for buying sweet treats. 

Those were the years. Those were the memories of the past. But, hey, stop. We can bring back memories to life di ba? Re-live it! Just as the old games that we used to play. From siato, piko to patintero. Luksong tinik, holen, agawan base and taguan. Name it. Nalaro ko na yan!

We can teach the younger generations how to play these games.We can still in their minds that these are pure-blooded Pinoy games.We can part them memories of our younger years and make them love it too. We can make them go outside, line in the streets, group themselves and sing the game's song. We can help them grow healthy and strong as they run, jump and try to catch their playmates. As oppose to spending hours sitting in front of computers. We can make their minds work by letting them think strategies on how to catch their prey. We can help them promote camaraderie and be sport. 

There are so many "We can.." only if we do so.. Only if we take the initiative and take these ideas to life. So, come and let's help promote and preserve Pinoy culture. Game na? Taya! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Gastronomic Adventure at Pino

Little did I know that there are multitudes of resto in Teachers Village, particularly in the long stretch of Maginhawa street. Not the fine dine nor the cheap type, but has the best reviews received and delicious foods served. One them is Pino Bar and Restaurant. Attacked by my curiousity, I invited my friends to come dine with me at Pino. Pino's known for their dooddled walls, flavored beers, oversized margarita and kare-kareng bagnet. I did not let the chance pass not to have these things except for the oversized margarita. I did not even dare pass for the dessert (chocolate tempura) which is really sinfully delicious!

No need for any second thoughts when I've learned (and much to my surprise) that Pino is the brainchild of my idol couple, PJ and Alessandra Lanot ( and chef Ed Bugia, along with Pipino and Burger Project.

Blog Post

galatrip friends love food life labtrip gastronomic adventure blog cebu bohol travel fall in love mary dinkle roadtrip work foods maxhorowitz miss shinchan budget foodtrip friend hate intramuros keychain macky trip valentines 2011 Marq beach blogger chat events family goodbye happiness happy hurt movie puso song vacay work-life balance write 2010 2012 araneta atimonan bdj belled de jour power planner ber months bestfriend bonding camping casa manila chance christmas circle concert dampa december dragons drink emo followed fun gifts inasal la mesa ecopark leave lucban miyaka moa money new year november occassion pain park philippine blogging summit planner prizes quezon restaurant rodics sand sto nino sunken garden superbowl tagaytay thoughts water zipline 143 3 months Atom Araullo Bayukbok Cave Big 4 Blackbeard's Seafood Island CnT Eton Centris Fuente Osmena Lapu-Lapu Larsian LetGo Mactan Shrine Mt.Manalmon NES94 PDI Plant with Me Sidcor UP college of law acceptance ademar admire affected airport alicia keys amnesia girl ana santos animals antok apple asap assume attention avatar azkals baby back ribs back baclayon church balance banchetto barbeque basketball batangas beer best best i ever had bff bilar bills binangonan binondo birds birthday bjd black swan bloggersfest blood compact bolo boodle feast booster bora buffet buhay busy care carla casa verde caving celfone cheat chinchan chinese chocolate hills chocolates chowbiz chupers church city hall. quezon climb clue comfy confident conti's countryside credit card crosswinds resort crown regency crush cuenca cute cutest cutest newsman dagat daing dan hill daranak falls dd1 dd2 dd3 dd4 dear diary dearest delicacies dependency diamond disappoint dont forget dots dq dried mango dunk eat edward cullen embarrass eraserheads expect expenses extra face faceurmanga facial failure falls fan fashion fear fee ferry finale fireworks first football fort santiago fruits furniture game georgetown gone goods gulp guy handicraft hanging puso happy new year hearts day hike hold head up high holidays hope hot air balloon iblog7 iblog8 insectyora inspiration inspired ipod itouch itunes iyak janet's january jayj's journalist jump shots kamay ni hesus kapamilya karnibal killer krispy kreme kung hei fat choi labor day laguna las pinas bamboo organ lechon cebu leo let go lets face it letter letting go liebster award like lil sis live loboc river cruise longganisa loss lovelife lss magellans cross mahal majayjay malcolm hall mami g man-made forest mang inasal manila cathedral marikina marina marriage masochism masokista maxs may 1 meat miaka monday mood swings motor mots mountain move on mt. maculot music myself nba newsman ninoy aquino parks and wildlife no strings attached nuffnang ocean jet october opm optical illusion pahiyas palawan pamper pandayan panglao island parade party pasalubong pasig ferry ride pasko passion patience perya pet photography pictures pier one planes pop icon post power premises prestige prick promise prony pudtrip puerto galera purchasing power pyrolympics python qcmc rappel rappelling red reformatted relationship relo remember rendezvous reporter reunion rio movie riverbanks rockies rocks ropes roses salcedo park sampaguita suites sapul sbbs senses september sessionista sexandsensibilities shades share sharlene ship haus single sipatan hanging bridge sizzling pepper steak skywalk slumbook smoke smp smx something fishy sorry spelunking stalagmites starbucks starving stephen bishop stress sweet tooth swim tago tagultol tanay tapa tarsier tramway tricia gosingtian triciawillgoplaces tulog tweet twilight twitter up vampire vegetables video walled city warren weekend weekend market welcome white hat witty will save the world worst ym you to me are everything