Tuesday, December 28, 2010

WANTED: Content Moderators for oDesk

Job Description

oDesk, one of the leading global service marketplace for small and medium sized business to hire, manage, and pay remote freelancers or teams, is building a team of content moderators to review and assess web-based content. You will have the opportunity to work directly for oDesk, and strong performance in this role could lead to increased responsibility and opportunity, both within the Content Review team and other oDesk teams.

This will be a long-term opportunity with consistent hours.

Required Qualifications

Good command over English language demonstrated by high scores in oDesk tests.

Desired Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline but completed in English language.
  • Familiarity with various flavors of written and spoken English (US/UK) across the world.
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferably from your current resident country.
Additional Requirements
  • Must be willing to undergo a background check.
  • Furnish a Government issued ID matching your oDesk profile.
  • Must have webcam enabled computer with reliable internet connection.
  • Must be willing to dedicate a minimum 4 hour shift per day.
  • Must be comfortable to review objectionable content such as nudity, pornography, violence, hatred, etc. (approximately 20% of time will be spent on this type of content).
  • You will be required to pass a customized online test before getting hired on this project.

You must have a Payoneer Debit Card, Moneybookers, or PayPal account for payment purposes (although Direct Deposit/ACH and Wire Transfer is also accepted). The compensation will consist of two parts: an hourly rate and a payment for tasks completed. The targeted total hourly equivalent is US$ 4.00 an hour. The base hourly rate will be US$ 2.00 per hour. The task-based payments should approximate US$ 2.00 per hour, with the opportunity to make significantly more if you are efficient.

Over time we expect to migrate to a purely task-based payment model to reward those that are more efficient.

Go to oDesk and login to your account (it’s easy to start one if you don’t have one yet). Apply here.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gabe Mercado will FULFILL your NEEDS!

Yes, he will!

Your Christmas card needs that is.

...just leave me a comment with your name, the recipients name and any three words you want in the greeting card.

Check it out here.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Save the Philippine Eagle!


The Philippine Eagle Foundaiton's long-time partner, Caltex, will be running a fundraising campaign for the Philippine Eagle Foundation (& other charities) at selected Caltex stations in Manila from December 13-24, 2010. For every P500 peso fill up, Caltex will donate P20 to a charity of the motorist's choice. One of the 5 choices is the Philippine Eagle Foundation.

Now, the foundation needs volunteers to charm the motorists and convince them to give to PEF. Will you be our princes and princesses charming? :)

At least 2 volunteers per station are needed, for a minimum of 4 hours a day, from December 13-24. Caltex will provide a cash allowance per volunteer per day.

KAAKBAY is supporting this endeavor. We are encouraging KAAKBAY members and supporters to volunteer!

Sign up is required, especially to avail of the allowance. Please send message to Ms. Tatit Quiblat at tatit@philippineeagle.org or 09177122895 to sign up and for your preferred date and time (you set the time, as long as it is between 8am to 9pm). You can volunteer as many times for as many days in as many stations as you want. Please see the list of stations below. You will be provided with a guide document (what to say, what to do, etc.) once you sign up.

For those unable to volunteer, you can help by convincing all your friends and family to gas up at the selected stations during the promo period and choose PEF.

Let's get Caltex to make a difference by helping the Philippine Eagle!
Thank you!

Tatit Quiblat
Manager for Development
Philippine Eagle Foundation

CALTEX Stations where Volunteers are needed:

Gil Puyat Ave. & Malugay St.
Edsa Cor. Harvard, Makati

Meralco Avenue, Cor. J. Vargas
Marcos Highway Pasig
C5 Avenue Bagong Ilog

Macapagal Blvd Paranaque
Better Living Paranaque

Las Pinas:
275 Alabang-Zapote Road Pamplona

Quirino Ave. Cor Mabini St., Manila

San Juan:
Edsa Cor. Connecticut, Greenhills
Ortigas Cor. Mckinley St.
Ortigas Cor. Wilson St., Greenhills

Quezon City
1160 Edsa Samson 1, Balintawak
Mindanao Ave., Bahay Toro

Mc Arthur H-Way, Tikay, Malolos
NLEX Valenzuela
Nfpc, R-10, Navotas

Nayong Pilipino,Mia Road

Km17 Ortigas Ave Ext, Brgy., Cainta

Daang Hari Cavite

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Getting BACK into SHAPE

Is not an easy task, lemme tell you...but a necessary part of getting older, I'm afraid.

Especially for comic book creators like myself who leads a mostly sedentary lifestyle. I recently got back into weight training and jogging around the park and I hope I keep it up.

A big part of myself just wants to crawl back into bed and sleep though.


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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Participants of the Phil 24-hour Comic Book Challenge!


Alex Cipriano
Allan Jucutan
Amos Jan Fraser Villar
Andrew Drilon
Angelo Tobias
Bom Miciano
Cev Ruiz
Dennis B. Gonzaga
Dexter Entera
Dexter Lira
Florencio Jusay Jr.
Francis Lim
Freely Abrigo
Herman Gacosta
Israel Bobadilla
Jaime R. QuiaƱo Jr.
James Ryan Toledo
Jazz Carmona
Jemuel Bernaldez
Jiggy Cruz
John Amor
Josel Ray Nicolas
Kajo Baldisimo
Kevin Justin Ang
Lico Reloj
Liezl Buenaventura
Mary Ranises
Mel Khristopher Casipit
Michael David
Mikko Marcelo
Noel Cervantes
Noel Pascual
Norby Ela
RH Quintalang
Roberto Paulo Garcia
Rodi de Asis
Roelito Barreto
Sherwin Marmita
Tatong Jurolan
Teddy Pavon
Tintin Lontoc
Tobie Abad
Victor Villanueva

Check out what they're doing here.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Check out The Blurb

The Blurb offers a wide and and comprehensive coverage of comic book news and features with a specific focus on Philippines comic books and Filipino comic book creators.

It also features art tutorials and resources, comic books' incarnation in popular media and culture, and the lifestyle associated with it.

Check it out here.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Org Orientations in UPLB

I was what you call a barbarian back in college: that's what they call the guys who didn't belong to any fraternity or organization.

I attended a lot of org orientations however though admittedly it was mostly for the free sandwiches. Free food is free food after all.

After a while the organizations holding the orientations caught on and just gave me the food, sparing me from the hassle of pretending to listen to the speaker talking about the orgs.

Ah, those were the days!

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Thursday, July 01, 2010


I first heard this song back when I was in college and it never fails to transport me back to those days whenever I hear it.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Videoke Night

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Fire Inspection my ASS!

Just had a fire inspection.

What a joke. They just asked if I had a stove that runs on LPG and proceeded to sell me a fire extinguisher which was hot on the heels of the inspector. They didn't bother to check the rest of the place for flammable materials and other such things.

I know I need a fire extinguisher at the condo (you never know when you might need one after all) but I just could help but feel it was all a scam.


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Wednesday, June 23, 2010


These guys are awesome!

"Penetrating into the music industry proves to be a challenging feat for new artists, but for the newest rock band FRANCO, the road to fame looks bright and promising, catapulting the landscape of alternative-rock off to a whole new level.

Not long after they broke into the music scene, the band has already managed to impress and capture the interest of various critics and audiences with their dynamic blend of smashing lines, throbbing beats and melodic sound. The undeniable musical talent radiating from each band member is insurmountable; hailing FRANCO as the Powerhouse band and the next big thing to watch out for in 2010!"

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

For the UPLB Folks!

The Alumni Information System, the newest service of the UPLB Office of Alumni Relations offers is now in place. By simply registering at ais.uplb.edu.ph, your name will be entered at the grand alumni database of our dear Alma Mater.

This is the University's simple way of modernizing our current alumni database thereby making it easier for UPLB to get in touch with its dear alumni.

Log in, register now and tell your friends about it!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010


Check out Paul Michael Ignacio's interview over The Blurb! Click here.

Paul is the creator of Astiging Boy Ipis.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Head on to CEBU for Comics!

Big Ape Design Studio and JONASDIEGO.COM in cooperation with Super Debil Robot Comics and Kawalo Concepts and Designs presents: The 1st Cebu Comic Book Convention happening on the 25th of September 2010, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Activity Center in Ayala, Cebu.

Check out the details here.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Who KILLED Jennifer!?

It was like a mystery thriller straight from the pulps. Even the bloggers were asked to come in their best 50s attire and the venue was dressed up in a similar theme.

“When we arrived, the program has already started and I was shocked when I heard some people screaming at each other. Good thing I saw some of the bloggers I knew sitting comfortably some were even laughing so I guessed that the screaming act was actually part of the program.”

Actors from PETA were acting out a sort of court room drama about Jennifer, the supposed deceased victim, trying to find out who killed her.

Before the program ended a doctor, and I mean a real doctor, stood up and said, “I knew who killed Jennifer!”.
As the doctor started to talk, the bloggers found out that the event was all about Cervical Cancer…Jennifer’s killer.

The doctor discussed everything about the said disease including some of the actions women can do to prevent themselves from acquiring this deadly sickness. There are vaccines now available that women can take.

It was a fun, interesting event, and definitely a novel way of getting the message across about Cervical Cancer.

With photographs and reporting by Rizal Alagar.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

CY Gabriel

Buhay pa pala ito:

I used to hear AM radio ads for this as a very
young child during early mornings with my lola.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Americans have LESS SEX!?

Wow, that's a surprise.

"Americans have sex 118 times a year, below the average of 127.

Eastern Europeans have sex an average 150 times a year. The countries with the lowest sex frequencies are Sweden (102), Malaysia (100), and Singapore (96)."

Get more interesting tidbits here.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


All my life, I've been involved in all sorts of creative pursuits and endeavors including theater and film.

Most of the time however, I'm the guy behind the scenes (writing scripts, making music, etc.). To tell you the truth I am quite uncomfortable in front of a camera. While I don't exactly have stage fright, I know I'd rather be pulling the strings than being in the spotlight.

This year, as part of my resolution to do something new whenever opportunity presents itself, I accepted the offer to do some acting work for one of my best friend's father. I was a bit nervous admittedly but thankfully my friends were also playing other parts in the film and it made the experience more enjoyable.

We've also gained new experiences and new friends so it's definitely a win-win situation!

I have some ways to go before I can even begin to call myself an actor but I have new found respect for the people who practice the craft with passion and dedication.

I look forward to the new acting assignment that presents itself.

Check out the pictures I took of our day of shooting. Click here.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Bought a VIVAZ

My long time companion Motorola A1200, otherwise known as the Motoming, recently conked out.

It wasn't really that bad. I can still use it to send and receive text messages but the speakers were dead and I couldn't find a decent service center (is Motorola hightailing it out of the Philippines?). We had a good run, the Motoming and I. More than 5 years in fact and maybe it was time to retire the phone.

Besides I still had my SE W760i.

A few weeks later it also conks out. What are the odds?

Apparently the problem meant that it was going to spend a few days in the service center but there was no way I was going to be without a means of mobile communication.

I decided to buy a new phone.

I was originally going to get an Xperia x10 but it was kinda big. I wanted something that would fit comfortably in my pocket and the Satio seemed like a good alternative but there was a lot of bad reviews about it and so decided against buying one in the end.

After much deliberation I purchased the VIVAZ and I must say that I am quite happy with the unit so far.

I hope it lasts!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bagong Tagline ng Masculine Wash

I've been giving it some thought and this:

could really be improved by changing the tagline with this:
What do you guys think? Will you buy and use it now?