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9/26/2011 12:34:00 AM

Sony Walkman W262

Sony launches new Walkman W262 Series last September 16-18, 2011 at the SM Mall of Asia. Read my personal account of the Product launch here. The following details came from the Press Release material.

Four colors to choose from
A head-turner The wearable Walkman is back and now, it’s 25% lighter than its predecessor weighing only 32 grams and boasting of a smaller and more compact look. Discriminating fashionistas who are looking for a more stylish way to enjoy their music will not be disappointed with its chic design and wide range of colors: from the subtle white and black to the vibrant pink and blue. The NWZ-W262 can be the perfect finishing accessory to an outfit. With no wires dangling around, anyone who wears his Walkman will surely look polished.

What a sport While being a looker, the new Walkman NWZ-W262 brings with it the same water-resistant and washable features making it an ideal sports buddy. Listen to your favorite music while warming up for an intense game of basketball. Turn up the volume to give you an additional boost to run an extra mile on the treadmill. Go on with your cycling routine even under the rain. Whatever it is, the new Walkman NWZ-W262 will continue to provide the perfect musical score for your active lifestyle.

Convenience Aside from this, the compact Walkman is packed with features that make it very convenient to use. It comes equipped with Content Transfer software which enables music lovers to simply drag-and-drop their music from their computer or iTunes library. The Walkman W262 also comes with ZAPPIN song search technology which enables music browsing through a short audio preview of each track. So no need to take your eyes off the road to look for music while running to find the track you are looking for.

Music to last a whole night long One of audiophiles’ pet peeve is when their MP3 player dies in the middle of their favorite song. With the Walkman W262, you get to enjoy eight hours of uninterrupted music playback when full charged while the Quick Charge function provides music playback of up to 60 minutes with a mere three-minute charge which is perfect for fashionistas on-the-go and those who are living an active lifestyle.

First dibs on the new wearable Walkman Recently, Filipino audiophiles were given a chance to try out the new Walkman NWZ-W262 in an event held in SM Mall of Asia which transcended and recreated reality. Hosted by famous music icon Billy Crawford, the participants were able to transform into different characters such as a biker, a cheerleader and a skateboarder just to name a few. A flash mob of joggers also raided the mall to demonstrate how the new wearable Walkman fits in the arsenal of active urbanites. So whether you want to glam up or sweat it out, the wire-free, water-resistant, washable and stylish Walkman NWZ-W262 is the ideal music player a music-lover can have.
Washable and Water-Resistant
Actual Size
Flaunt it in Style
Wear it on your workouts
Product Features:
  • 2GB capacity
  • Trendy duotone colours, wireless and wearable design
  • Compact Size - Compact earpiece ensures a snug and comfortable fit
  • Water-resistant and washable feature
  • Drag-and-Drop function and ZAPPIN™ feature
  • 8 Hours Battery Life (Quick charge : 3 minutes charge for 60 minutes play back)
Technical Specs:
  • USB microB connector / Hi-Speed USB (2.0)
  • 5+5mW (16 ohms/mW) Maximum Power Output
  • Built-in Li-ion Rechargeable Battery / USB power (from a computer via a USB connector)
  • USB-based charging
  • Approx. 1.5 hrs of charge (Quick Charge - 3 min charge for up to 60 min Playback)
  • Weighs only approx. 32g
  • Clear Audio EX Headphones
  • ZAPPIN™ Feature (Short / Long / Folder Skip search methods)
File Formats Supported:
  • MP3 Audio Bit rate: 32 to 320kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)), Sampling frequencies: 32, 44.1, 48kHz
  • WMA Audio Bit rate: 32 to 192kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)), Sampling frequencies: 44.1kHz
  • AAC-LC Audio Bit rate: 16 to 320kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)), Sampling frequencies: 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48kHz
  • Linear-PCM Audio Bit rate: 1, 411kbps, Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
For more information, you may visit Sony Philippine's Website.
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9/22/2011 09:22:00 AM

Kapighatian sa Likod ng Ulan

Ang mga musika ng patak ng ulan,
bigat sa aking utak at nararamdaman.
Bakit may gayong mga kapighatian,
sa likod ng aking mga nalalaman?

Isipa'y may gabundok na minimithi,
sa pusong may ibang nililimi.
Bakit may gayong pagdidili-dili,
sa puso't-isipang magkaiba ang sidhi?

Photo from My Gossip
Kapighatian sa likod ng ulan,
naghahangad puso'y magkaroon ng kalayaan,
Bakit ba't ang puso'y madaling mabihag,
ng mga maka-mundong pagliliyag?

Ang mga musika ng patak ng ulan,
ginhawa rin sa sandali ng kapighatian.
Sino ang may tiwalang ito'y naglulan,
sa kamay ng Amang makapangyarihan?

Puso't-isipa'y dagling nagkaintindihan,
sa pag-hupa ng ula'y, nagkaunawaan.
Paano maihahambing ang kataas-taasan,
sa pagbibigay-sigla na walang hanggan?

25Jul1999 @ 0330a.
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9/21/2011 07:01:00 PM

Mede8er 500x2 Internet Media Player

The technology today has been widely rising, getting more sophisticated, much mobile, easily gets upgraded or updated, and more eye-catching. Talk about user-friendliness, if you're new to these technologies or used to old behaviors and interface, you might say that it's much confusing to use and navigate.

Just a few years back, I was already so glad and happy for having a Home Theater and LCD TV which lessens the space occupied in my bedroom but having much bigger and brighter screen. Then I thought, what else could be re-developed for Televisions and media players except for new codecs and screen resolutions/sizes? Then one by one, came new updates for these digital entertainment system from USB-reading capability which was first introduced to media players, and was also embedded on TVs and computer monitors. A few more months and the TV-monitor in-one came rushing to the market, a few more months and the internet TV came out.

Again I wondered, what else can be done? Is it already the end of embedding new technologically-advanced features for the entertainment appliances?

The answer came last August 27, 2011 during the homey-atmosphere product launching of one of the new but promising digital entertainment system - an Internet Media Player from Mede8er (sounds as "mediator").

Who would think a decade earlier that enjoying a movie with your family can be enjoyed not just in your entertainment room but also simultaneously anywhere in your house? (take note of the word "simultaneous").

Mede8er is relatively an unknown brand, specially here in the Philippines. But their latest among their media players, the Med500x2, is one that can boast of a lot of features packed in a small, mobile box. It is developed by Sanji Electronics from South Africa, using the technology capabilities of Realtek (which you will also find mostly from our PC motherboards).

Mede8er MED500x2 is a High-Definition Internet Media Player (HD-IMP), which has been designed for good solid media playback from a hard drive, USB device, SD Card, Internet or Local Network source. It is also equipped with advanced features like Fast Gigabit Port and Super Fast USB 3.0 Slave port and is upgrade-ready for the fast PCIe WiFi kit that will be available as an optional aftermarket upgrade kit. The Mede8er fully supports the very latest video codec's such as MKV-H264, BDMV, BDISO, M2TS for seamless playback of all supported media files. You can now pass full HD Audio streams via HDMI to your amplifier for a full 7.1 surround sound experience.

The demo box sporting a 1TB Samsung SATA Harddrive
The MED500X2 is one of the first Media Players on the market to support the very latest 3TB Sata Hard Drives. The built-in Hard Drive format utility will format the hard drive without the need for a PC.

The MED500X2 also supports Online Media Streams, so now you can launch YouTube XL and browse or search the online videos of your choice. X2 will also stream Video Podcasts such as World News, US News, Technology, Entertainment, and Sports from all over the world. You can also browse the Internet or listen to Internet Radio or just enjoy Social Media like Facebook and Twitter. For correct system operation we recommend the use of an optional external wireless keyboard when using the Internet Browser.

How's that for the features? Don't get overloaded yet as it has more to offer than I could write here in this post. You can view more of these features and specifications from Mede8er MED500x2 Product Page or you may also browse the Med8er MED500x2 User's Manual.

More photos from the Product Launch below:

Front Panel Controls
Back Panel Connectivity
USB 2.0 and 3.0 Ports
The Media Library Explained
Med500x2 Network setup screen
Internet Media, Podcasts and Social Network Library
Med500x2 Music Search screen

General Specifications:
• Internal Hard Drive Up to 3TB (SATA2) (HDD not included unless stated otherwise on the packaging)
• Hard Drive Spin Down Function
• Built In View Manager (5 Custom Views)
• Built In Favourites Manager
• Movie XML Med Data in Media Library
• JukeBox XML Search Function
• Alpha Search in Media Library
• Internet Media Streams
• Social Media
• Built in Web Browser
• Mac HFS+ compatible
• Low Noise Fan with TPE mounts
• Metal chassis - solid design
• Video Wall with full Metadata Search (available on Firmware update v1.0.4)
• Full Parental Control on Folders
• Watched Indicator
• Network - Ethernet 10/100/1000* Mbps port
• Optional Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps)
• Optional PCIe Wi-Fi
• Samba server - NAS storage
• Internet Radio (SHOUTcast)
• Photo Grid Picture View
• SD Card slot / Sony Pro Duo Card Slot
• Photo slide show with background music
• Subtitle: SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI format
• Plasma Mode - Prevent screen burn in
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9/19/2011 11:18:00 PM

Adidas Women All-In

Press Release introducing the Adidas Women Ambassadors Katy Perry, Tennis player Carlonie Wozniacki, Staatsballet Berlin ballerinas, Blogger Sneakerquen, Chinese superstar Li Bing Bing, and Athlete Wei Quiyue!

‘Those who dare’ – these are the girls that fight with passion for their dreams; the girls that dare to go beyond their limits, the girls that have fun while doing so, and because they believe they can do it, they go “all in” to reach that goal. The adidas women dare to go qll in as adidas celebrates women that are bold enough to take risks putting passion in everything they do.

Capitalizing on the unique breadth and depth of the brand is the adidas “all in” campaign, which fuses the worlds of sport, music and fashion by showcasing adidas’ distinctive presence across and into different sports, cultures and lifestyles. To follow this campaign’s success is the “all adidas” Women, bringing together personalities such as pop icon Katy Perry, tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, Staatsballett Berlin ballerinas, blogger Sneakerqueen, DJ Baby G, Chinese superstar Li Bing Bing, athlete Wei Qiuyue and the everyday girl in a mix of environments from sport to music, lifestyle to fashion. All having a connection with the brand, these girls are a perfect fit because they dare to be bold and go “all in” with adidas. The campaign highlights women across the adidas Sport Performance, adidas Originals and adidas by Stella McCartney.

With this campaign, adidas shows the pivotal moment when women risk it all for the pop of the flash, the roar of the crowd, the high five from a teammate. This is the moment her strength and confidence shines through — all because she dared to go there.

This Fall/Winter ’11, adidas aficionados and fans can have the hippest adidas Verve collection available at the following stores: Duty Free Philippines, Royal Duty Free Subic, and Toby's stores located at Park Square, Robinsons Metro East, SM Taytay, SM Marilao, and SM Tarlac. You can also have an online experience with products as well as access interesting content about the ambassadors. To continue their online conversation with adidas, social platforms such as, where adidas will serve up daily content from the various parts of the brand, and the adidas Philippines Facebook page are also made available.
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Manila, August 1 - You don’t have to be a bad-ass skater to pull off Fall’s freshest street wear. Skateboarders have gone their own way since the beginning and their fashion has helped define street style from the first time renegade skaters caught air in an empty swimming pool in the 70s. It was not about suiting up in high-tech athletic gear, and neither is it the case now. It was all about putting yourself out there and not taking things too seriously.

Skateboarders have a history of flying in the face of the fashion mainstream. Some say it is because it takes an independent person to master this solitary, self-reliant sport. Along with it is an "in-your-face" rough and tumble streetwear that just adds to the sport’s mystique. Hitting shelves in retail since August, the skate-lifestyle inspired range, adidas Originals ST, dares you to be unique with its fun and vibrant designs for today’s alternative youth.

Leave it to the experts as adidas marries form and function, offering clothes that look as cool when you’re flying through a half-pipe or when you’re doing a grind. Put on some swag as adidas ST goes a little bit rebellious. Skateboarders don’t follow trends but they do set them.

Made for the active lifestyle of the young consumer, the collection boasts of bold colors, playful graphics, and trendy details across footwear and apparel. adidas’ street fashion emerged not from studios, but from the grassroots. Inspired by the city’s urban cool vibe, culture, music, and lifestyle – the adidas Originals ST collection is bringing street trends to the youth, while maintaining its reputation having created the most fashion-forward innovations. If you love the challenge of doing high jumps and vertical maneuvers then let it translate into your style. Be a little different, dare to be unique and show them who you really are.

The adidas Originals ST is now available in the following outlets:

adidas Trinoma
adidas SM Megamall
adidas Power Plant Mall
adidas Gateway Mall
adidas Resorts World Newport
adidas Robinsons Place Ermita
adidas Robinsons Galleria
adidas Festival Mall
adidas Eastwood
adidas Shangri-La Mall
adidas Ali Mall
adidas Alabang Town Center
adidas Greenhills
adidas Glorietta
Urban Athletics Greenbelt
Toby’s Shangri-la Plaza Mall
Proline Greenbelt
Sports Central SM Mall of Asia
adidas SM Mall of Asia
adidas SM North Edsa Annex
adidas SM Fairview
adidas SM Sta. Mesa
adidas SM Clark
adidas SM The Block
adidas SM Cebu
adidas SM CDO
adidas SM Ilo-ilo
adidas Abreeza Mall Davao
adidas Gaisano Mall Davao
adidas Ayala Center Cebu
adidas Robinsons Cagayan de Oro

Visit for more information.
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9/02/2011 01:14:00 AM

Ula'y Nakiisa

Ang ula'y nagdaramdam,
sa aking nauulinigan;

Mga guni-guning walang pakialam,
sa utak na walang nalalaman!

25Jul1999 @ 0250a.
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