Friday, November 23, 2007

Entrance to the Forbidden City

"The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, and the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.

Built from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 surviving buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms and covers 720,000 square metres. The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world." -- Wikipedia

Photo by Manny delos Reyes, Editor-in-chief, Speed Magazine

Inside the Forbidden City. Photo shows, me, Manny, Isabel and Ed.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Canon Asia Expo 2007

The Philippine delegates to Canon Asia Expo 2007 in Beijing China. (From L to R) Ed Geronia, Editor-in-Chief T3 Magazine, Philippines; Isabel Escueta of Canon Philippines; me; Mr. Ramon Arteficio, Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. CEO and Manny delos Reyes, Editor-in-Chief Speed Magazine. (Photo courtesy of Ed Geronia)

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Eee PC and Sony TZ

Eee PC arrives in the Technews Lab

The Eee PC is an ultra-portable laptop designed by Intel and ASUSTeK, aimed at the consumer market. The name Eee came from the "the three Es" in the advertising slogan of Asus "Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play." I got my unit from Hongkong for about P17,000.00. It features pearl white color, 4G SSD, 512MB DDR2, Intel Mobile CPU and Chipset, Wifi, 10/100 mbps ethernet and a built-in camera. Professor Rommel Feria of the University of the Philippines will review the unit for Technews.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The SM Science and Discovery Center at the Mall of Asia. Kids can learn a lot from this new attraction. It's expensive!

Pareng Bennet is a 5-year old boy who knows a lot about cars. I was surprised by his knowledge about anything that moves and has four wheels :).

Leopard shirt

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Osmena Highway Accident

Rubik's Cube 4x4

I could do the 3x3 in less than two minutes but this 4x4 is giving me a headache :).

Zeppelin by B&W

The B&W Zeppelin holds five drivers inside its body — four glass-fiber cones with B&W's tapered tubes, and a five-inch woofer for additional bass effect. Three channels of amplification drive 100 watts to the speakers. This good looking speaker costs a little more than US$600.00, I purposely removed the left cover of the speaker to see what's inside.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

St. Pancratius Church, Paco

I know that a church is located within the walls that I see almost everyday, but it is only now that I've seen how it really looks. I love it.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


I was not able to resist the temptation to stop along the South Luzon Expressway TOTAL gas station to touch this gigantic bread.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Nokia N81 8gb

Designed with a sleek, polished exterior and buttons that illuminates when activated, the N81 8GB offers dedicated music or gaming keys, expanded memory, large screens and extended battery performance to provide quick and easy access to entertainment content. The N81 8GB is configured to find, buy, manage and play music and games purchased from the Nokia Music Store and N-Gage games service. The Nokia N81 8GB is now available in the Technews Lab