Tuesday, October 18, 2011

River Test Trilogy (Original, Jealous Husbands, Getting Rich)

I was shocked during the last update of my River Test application on my Blackberry phone. When I opened the application, it already consists of 3 puzzle and I enjoyed it since I no longer have to download a separate application for other River Test series.

RIVER TEST ORIGINAL (Getting a Family)

1. Bring the Police and the Prison to Island2.
2. Bring the Police back to Island1.
3. With the Police, bring the Boy1 to Island2.
4. Take the Prison with the Police to Island1.
5. Take the Boy1 in Island2 with the Father.
6. Bring the Father back to Island1.
7. Take both Mother and Father to Island2.
8. Take the Mother back to Island1.
9. Bring the Police and the Prison to Island2.
10. Let the Father bring the boat to Island1.
11. Take the Mother with the Father to Island2.
12. Take the Mother to Island1.
13. Let the Mother bring the Daughter1 to Island2.
14. Bring the Prison with the Police to Island1.
15. Let the Police take the Daughter2 to Island2.
16. Bring the Police back to Island1.
17. Lastly, bring the Prison with the Police to Island2.


Since, I've already posted a tutorial for this, I'll just paste the link here, River Test 2 Solution.


1. Let Brown take the 3K nuggets to Island2.
2. Bring Brown back to Island1.
3. Let Smith take the 5K nuggets to Island2.
4. Bring Smith back to Island1.
5. Bring Jones and Brown to Island2.
6. Let Jones take the 5K nuggets to Island1.
7. Bring Smith with the 8K nuggets to Island2.
8. Let Brown take the 3K nuggets back to Island1.
9. Let Jones and Brown ride the boat to Island2.
10. Let Smith bring the boat back to Island1.
11. Let Smith take the 5K nuggets to Island2.
12. Let Brown take the boat back to Island1.
13. Bring Brown with the 3K nuggets to Island2.

The shortest time I was able to make with this 13 moves was 52secs. and I think it is possible to have it in a shorter period of time.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Beatus: Embracing the holiness of Blessed John Paul II

I came from Makati and rode an MRT going home. While walking in Farmers Market, I remember the news the previous night about the exhibit for Blessed John Paul II. Since I have a great feeling that this exhibit is in Gateway Mall, I didn't take the escalator going up, which I usually do if I'll pass through the mall to go to the LRT station. Fortunately, the exhibit was indeed there.

There are roughly around 20-25 panels where quotations from the homily made by the Blessed John Paul II on his masses around the world as well as his time line which indicates his most memorable experience from the day he was born up to the day he died on April 2, 2005.

Among those quotations being posted, my most favorite quotation was the one he made during the 17th World Youth Day in Toronto. To quote, "Do not let that hope die! Stake your lives on it! We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son." (You may click the photo to view its full-size.)

It was not just quotations, there are also pictures. Lots of pictures! And this one really caught my attention and considered as my favorite among those pictures in the exhibit.

And the most beautiful thing in this exhibit is the side where items being used by the Blessed John Paul II are displayed. And this is the most beautiful set and I think the most religious collection is the exhibit. It includes the first class relic of Blessed John Paul II ex-sanguine blood.

Here are the other photos I was able to get. There are lot more of this when you visit the exhibit in Gateway (sorry I was not able to ask the duration of the exhibit.)
And by the way, there are several kneeling benches infront of the altar or the display where all religious items of Blessed John Paul II are used.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Food Trip: Big Better Burgers and ChicBoy

It was a one long Wednesday. I really wanted to eat the Turones con Leche of Chicboy but my friend who is my companion during that time is craving for a burger. So we ended up eating at Big Better Burgers. Since I haven't taste any of its food, I also wanted to try it as well.

Since we are in Araneta, we went to its branch in SM Cubao. The store is quite small which I think could occupy only around 20-30 person. Before entering, we had a chance to see its menu which is being displayed outside the store.

By the way, Big Better Burgers is not a fast food chain. So when we entered the establishment, a female crew approached us and gave a menu. But since we already know what to order, we mentioned it at once.

One BBB Value Meal for me and my friend and it is only for Php140. It includes 1 quarter pound grilled burger, fries (this are no ordinary fries, they are fresh peeled potatoes), and a glass of iced tea.

For those who are used to eating burgers in fastfood chains, why don't you try Big Better Burgers. It will also cost you the same amount, but the taste is a lot better. They have a wide variety of burgers. The burger bun they are using were grilled and it complements to the taste of the patty.

With that, I'm giving BBB Value Meal 8/10.

On the other hand, after we ate in Big Better Burgers, we still went to ChicBoy.

We went to its branch in Shopwise Cubao, just across SM Cubao. Since I was really craving for Turones con Leche, I ordered one for take-out. It costs Php30 per order which I think good for 2-3 person (or maybe 6).

They always serve this hot. Waiting time is about 5-10 mins. Its a small sized turon, a Filipino snack food which often sold in street. It is no ordinary turon since its size is smaller, just a few size larger than a shanghai roll, with a dip, which I think is a cooked condensed milk.

This snack I think will be rated 8/10 as well.

Monday, October 3, 2011

San Antonio De Padua Chamber Choir

It was last September 18 when I saw the San Antonio De Padua Chamber Choir performed in St. Anthony Shrine in Sampaloc, Manila. They were invited to sing to encourage people or the church goer to donate for the building of the Retreat Center of the St. Anthony Shrine. They performed three songs were showcasing the African culture such as the Circle of Life, known to be the theme song of the movie The Lion King (they've captured my attention very much that I forgot to record their performance).

(Sorry I forgot the 2nd song) As a finale, they dance as they sing Waka-Waka, another song featuring African talents and known to be the 2010 FIFA World Cup theme song, as the said world cup was held in Africa during that year.

To know more about the San Antonio De Padua Chamber Choir, you can visit their website at http://sadpcc.webs.com/.

For Donations to St. Anthony of Padua Shrine
254 Manrique St., Sampaloc, Manila
Tel: 734-6527
Priest-in-charge: Fr. Cielito Almazan, OFM

The Kitchen Musical: FIlipino Casts

Talking about being proud to be a Filipino? This musical TV series, The Kitchen Musical, which is shoot in Singapore got a pack of Filipinos on its casting. But aside for its cast, Gerard Salonga, a Filipino of course, plays a big role in this series being the man behind each song the show will play as its Musical Director.

The Filipino Casts

She plays the role of Maddie Avilon. The restaurant owner's daughter. She's a fresh graduate and struggles to show case her own ideas and creativity after landing as sous chef in her father's restaurant. Unfortunately, she is under the supervision of the head chef, Alex Marcus.

Christian Bautista
Playing the role of Daniel Ray, he is also a sous chef of the restaurant and a childhood friend of Maddie Avilon.

Arthur Acuña
He portrays the role of Harry Shaw, The Avilon's general manager. He knows the motives of Maddie's father of letting her work in their restaurant but he keeps it as a secret to Maddie.

Joseph "Thou" Reyes
He is known as Thou Reyes here in the Philippines and it is his name as well in this musical TV series. He plays as a line cook for The Avilon.

Ikey Canoy
Another supporting character in The Kitchen Musical and he plays the role of Winston a pastry chef.

The Complete Cast

Stephen Rahman-Hughes as Alex Marcus
Karylle as Maddie Avilon
Christian Bautista as Daniel Ray
Arthur Acuña as Harry Shaw
Rosemary Vandenbroucke as Selena Argon
Kitchen Staff
Juan Jackson as Juan
Ikey Canoy as Winston
Joseph "Thou" Reyes as Thou
Carla Dunareanu as Carla
Erwin Shah Ismail as Rico
Front Of House
Oon Shu An as Paula
Nadiah M. Din as Britney
Juwanda Hassim as Nelson
Gayle Nerva as Gayle
Rebecca Spykerman as Bec
By the way, is it just me or what? The production wasn't that creative in giving names, are they? Nevermind though. As fas as I know, I did enjoy the Behind the Scene as well the the premier episode of The Kitchen Musical which was aired in ABS-CBN's Sunday's Best.

So for those who wants to be able to watch the whole season, it will be aired on Studio23 every Saturday at 7:30-8:30PM starting October 8. While AXN will air this show in 19 countries around Asia.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

River Test 2: Jealous Husbands Solution

After several try, I was able to solve this Japanese puzzle. Since I can't find a solution for this puzzle, I thought of writing one.

Please note that Island 1 refers to the Island where the couples are standing when the game starts. Island 2 is the middle island, and Island 3 is the finish line.

Here's how I was able to complete this puzzle.

1. Take the Japanese couple to Island 3.
2. Bring back the Japanese husband to Island 1.
3. Take the Scottish Couple to Island 2.
4. Return the Scottish husband to Island 1.
5. Take the Japanese husband to Island 2 with the Scottish husband.
6. Japanese husband should return to Island 1.
7. Bring the Irish couple to Island 2.
8. Take the Irish wife and the Scottish wife to Island 3.
9. Return the Scottish wife to Island 2.
10. Let the Irish husband pick-up the Japanese husband in Island 1 and return them to Island 3.
11. Bring the Japanese couple to Island 2.
12. Take the Japanese husband and the Scottish husband to Island 3.
13. Let the Irish wife return the boat in Island 2.
14. Scottish wife and the Japanese wife should be the one to take the boat in Island 3.
15. Irish husband will sail to Island 1.
16. Irish husband and Dannish husband will sail to Island 3.
17. Irish husband will return to Island 2 and pick-up his wife and sail back to Island 3.
18. Danish husband will sail to Island 1 to bring his wife to Island 3.

By the way, this solution will take you less than 7 mins. more or less around 2 mins only. It just so happened that in this round where I took the screenshot was the time I am taking notes of the moves I make for this topic. Thanks.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Amnesya Hints and Solution (lvl11-20)

Tutorial 1-5
Level 1-10

11: º11 Art
Hint 1:
Yellow House? Van Gogh?
Hint 2:
Its a place in Arles, Paris.

12: º12 My first computer
Hint 1:
Commodore 64? First link will do.
Hint 2:
Isn't this a MOS technology?

13: º13 Welcome to Japan
Hint 1:
Something is wrong with the file name!!!
Hint 2:
It's a katana, a Japanese writing.
Hint 3:
mi, na, tsu? Does it make any sense?

14: º14 Lottery
Hint 1:
Is Not a Pessimist?
Hint 2:
Try not to use not...ü

15: º15 What's wrong now?
Hint 1:
Better use Internet Explorer instead of Firefox.
Hint 2:
First four error message seems not to work. But the fifth is better.
Hint 3:
Enter the source code of the fifth message.

16: º16 A blue wall
Hint 1:
I can click smoke can you?
Hint 2:
Do a layering in photoshop. Trial version can be downloaded from the tutorial level page. See link above.
Hint 3:
A flower. Perfect for Valentine's.

17: º17 Bruxelles
Hint 1:
Isn't the solution given from the source?

18: º18 Acronimous
Hint 1:
Are you familiar with alphabet in Binary code?
Hint 2:
It's hard!!!

19: º19 Spiral Mountain
This is a series of problem.
FIRST PATH:It's an image map. Try look for the link...
Hint 1:
Flag? They might be. But this one gives signal.
Hint 1:
The image itself tells you what to do.
Hint 1:
Seems like an old alphabet right?
Hint 2:
Elder Futhark has something to do with this.
Hint 3:
deppiz? Does it make sense?
Hint 1:
Can letters be a mathematical problem?
Hint 2:
d could be 4, while c is 3... is the answer is 1, then?
Hint 1:
Binary problem.

20: º20 Can you travel through time?
Hint 1:
Print Screen. Paint. Zoom to the sun.
Hint 2:
Let your computer think that you are in the time the Winter Solstice happened.

CONGRATZ!!! you're up to the next level...ü
Please check your e-mail for the Username and Password being required for the next level

Amnesya Hints and Solution (lvl1-10)

TIPs: FIRST, always try to click the picture. It could be an image map. It could be the whole picture or just part of it. SECOND, do the tutorial 3. Mostly, first clue is found there. THIRD, if the page source seems useless (it is still a clue) try saving the image, go to properties, details, then see it's comment. FOURTH, see the title? It corresponds to your level, but sometimes, it corresponds to the level where it is quite related. It also states some clue. FIFTH, Google search box might help you. SIXTH, try just adding the URL you've discovered and end it with .htm

Let's now begin our journey.ü

1: º01 Start the challenge
Hint 1:
There is no bird. Why not zoom the photo?
Hint 2:
Notice those trees? I guess something is there.

2: º02 Mobile
Hint 1:
I guess you know how to use a cellphone.
Hint 2:
Isn't 488 refers to letters g and u using your phone?

3: º03 Horoscope
Hint 1:
You need to complete the whole 12 horoscope symbol.
Hint 2:
Is Aries confused?

4: Something in common...
Hint 1:
Are you familiar with the movies of Vin Diesel?
Hint 2:
Thought it could be peace but its x-rated

5: What a nice cut!
Hint 1:
Have you seen the page source and the properties of the picture?
Hint 2:
Something to do with circle. "Come on... Cut it!!!", "spit here."

6: º06 Tracks
Hint 1:
the cursor it changing, could it be an image map?
Hint 2:
Try clicking the right track, the white lane, and the left track
Hint 3:
Sheer heart attack is an album of Queen
Hint 4:
Page source: corresponds to the track number and the letter's position you need
Hint 5:
It's cold in there...

7: º07 Even for the seven dwarfts A stands before B...
Hint 1:
Dopey is a .jpg file. I can save it.
Hint 2:
Could Sneezy and the others also have a .jpg file?
Hint 3:
There is a letter on their property for every dwart.
Hint 4:
It gives energy.

8: º08 Measures
Hint 1:
Do you think it is really possible you could get their real weight?
Hint 2:
The photos could be saved individually.
Hint 3:
How much did they consume to your memory?

9: º09 Numbers
Hint 1:
I guess there are 4 sets of numbers.
Hint 2:
Why is its file name is an inverted word for photo?
Hint 3:
What are ascii? Could they be letters?
Hint 4:
It spells a name!

10: º10 Beware
Hint 1:
Isn't CTRL+C is the shortcut for copy? But what will you copy?
Hint 2:
I can't copy Windows for it is protected.
Hint 3:
Does the right arrow make sense?

CONGRATS!! See you the the next phase of the journey...
Please check your e-mail for the Username and Password being required for the next level

Amnesya Hints and Solution (Tutorial)

(A repost from my previous blog)

What is Amnesya.com? It is a URL changing riddle game. For you to be able to go to the next level, you have to solve the riddle first. Hints are given as how the tutorials happened. Some riddles requires software such as Photoshop for you to be able to solve the puzzle.

Trial versions of software that might help you in this game:
Adobe Photoshop
*as of now, that is the only software I've used.

For you to be able to see the hint, just highlight the spoiler portion.


1: How fast you can click?
Hint 1:
Nice logo isn't it?
Click the logo.

2: Find the way to the next level!
Hint 1:
It's a URL changing game remember?
Hint 2:
Isn't the next level is 3?
from /tutorial2.htm make it /tutorial3.htm

Hint 1:
The image says what to do.
Hint 2:
Read the green text from the page source. The answer is there.
Change /tutorialnumber3.htm to /click.htm

4: Let's learn about file extensions
Hint 1:
Remember tutorial3?
Hint 2:
Do what is said to do so!!
file.txt to ice.htm

5: Let's get practical
Hint 1:
Do like tutorial 3.
Hint 2:
Have you saved the photo and change its brightness and contrast?

6: Info Inside ;-)
Hint 1:
do tutorial3
Hint 2:
Do you know the sound of a cow?

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have just finished the tutorial... You may now start your journey. Good luck to all of us.ü

Amnesya Hints and Solution (lvl1-10)

Cinemalaya's Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank)

After a 5years, following Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros by Auraeus Solito which gained the curiosity of the Filipinos to Independent Film, Ang Babae sa Septic Tank by Marlon Rivera made another mark not just in the film industry.

For those who haven't watched the film in Cinemalaya, you still have a chance to witness the wonder of this film after winning 5 major awards in Cinemalaya.

It shows the reality. Not just the poverty which is often made as the subject for a Filipino Indie film but the reality in making a film as well. The hardships the production may encounter, the demands of the actors for the films, and the unexpected events that they might encounter.

Starring Ms. Eugene Domingo who won the Best Actress award for the film, with Kean Cipriano, JM De Guzman, and Cai Cortez. With special participation of Cherry Pie Picache and Marcedes Cabral (also part of another Cinemalaya entry, Ligo na ü, Lapit na me).

(Credits to ABSstarcinema)

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank chronicles a day in the life of three ambitious, passionate but misguided filmmakers as they set out to do a quick pre-prod at Starbucks, a courtesy call to their lead actress, Eugene Domingo, and an ocular inspection of their film’s major location, the Payatas dumpsite. Director Rainier, Producer Bingbong and Production Assistant Jocelyn are well-to-do, well-educated film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar worthy film. They believe they have a winning script, the energy and the drive to make their dreams come true. Like most filmmakers they know, they have devised a screenplay that will show the real essence of our culture: poverty. In the course of one day, they brainstorm and exhaust all possible treatment of their project: the story of Mila (Eugene Domingo), a mother from the slums, who out of desperation to survive, has sold her child to a pedophile. As they discuss the possible executions of the story, the movie-within-a-movie gets reborn in Jocelyn’s imagination several times. As a gritty no frills neo-realist film, as a glossy musical, as an over-the-top melodrama and as a docu drama using non-actors. For their last task of the day, they visit the dumpsite for the first time. As filmmakers gunning for authenticity, they get excited with the ”beauty” of the squalor around them. Soon enough, they are faced with reality as they come face to face with the real effects of their chosen subject. Babae sa Septic Tank is a comedy about misguided ambitions, the art of making art and the romanticization of poverty. (Source: Cinemalaya)

For those who have seen this movie, you might agree with me that Filipinos definitely deserves a spot in the international film festivals. This is what Director Rainier keeps on telling... AUTHENTICITY!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eating the "Capricciosa" Style

Craving for some Italian foods? Try to visit Capricciosa. They currently have two branches, one at Makati and another one at Greenhills. Anyway, I was able to visit their branch at Greenbelt3. The crews were accommodating and the ambiance is good.

When you enter, some tables were set with wines (beware, they are not for free. hehe..). Next, waiters will hand you menus. For those who will ask for what is the store's best seller, or what will the waiter recommends, you may not do so. The menus have cute tomatoes on the side which distinguish what does the store recommends. Isn't it cute?

We ordered three dishes, the Capricciosa Pizza, Lasagna, and Spicy Grilled Chicken with Rosemary (sorry I was only able to provide the Lasagna for we were really hungry).Capricciosa Pizza
Since we could choose between traditional or crispy thin crust, we chose the later for we think that thin crust is enough since we still have two other dish. And we were right, we went home really full. But if you will to consider the traditional, they have very small difference according to Sophia, our personal waiter.

The pizza is indeed crispy. It has bacon, pepperoni, mushroom, and bellpepper on top. Put some spices to add some more flavors. By the way, there are seasonings in the table but hot sauce is not one of them but no worries, they do have hot sauce. You only have to asked for it.

Since we are four in the group, we had 2 slices each. Pizza alone was able to relieved our hunger but not that much. After we were finished with the pizza, the lasagna was served.

Lasagna Capricciosa Style
This is really something to be recommended. At first we were hesitant with this dish since lots of restaurant offer lasagna. But because we were attracted with the photo in the menu, we ordered one.

Anyway, it was worth it. It was no ordinary lasagna. It was indeed a "Capricciosa Style". With those over flowing mozzarella cheese you'll really be excited on having your portion for that dish. Maybe you have a second thought because of the overflowing cheese I am saying which you think you will get tired on eating it. But the answer is no! One ala carte of Lasagna is good for 4-5 or maybe 6 person.

Once you visit any branch of Capricciosa, remember to have their lasagna.
Spicy Grilled Chicken with Rosemary
Sorry to say Capricciosa, but I didn't enjoy eating this one. It might be due to the fact that I am not familiar with this recipe but the taste of the chicken was very plain. We tried to eat the chicken as it is and we were not able to taste any twist from it. I tried to dip it in the sauce or I guess it was just a regular olive oil or what, and it made no difference with the taste.

Because there was a lemon, we tried to twist some of it into the sauce and even directly to the chicken. It made a difference, yes. But it was not the taste we wanted to have until we were able to finish it. That's the time we ask Sophia what would be the right seasoning for the chicken. And you'll be surprised. She gave us a Maggi seasoning. Funny. It will only be a soy sauce that made us satisfied.

Bottomless Lemonade
Ow, another disappointment. It was too sweet. We even asked for the waiter to add more water to the lemonade so that the sweetness will somehow be lessen but a few water isn't enough. We ended up asking for water instead.

To wrap it up, if I'll be rating Capricciosa from 1 to 5 and five is the highest, I'll be giving them 3.75. Above average but not so perfect.

Capricciosa, Greenbelt 3
3/F Greenbelt 3, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legaspi St.
Ayala Center, Makati City

Capricciosa, Greenhills
Ground Level, Fox Square Bldg.
53 Connecticut St.
Greenhills, San Juan

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Breath Taking 2 seconds with EKStreme Tower Ride

Planning to visit Enchanted Kingdom? Then, you must prepare yourself with this ride which they call EKStreme.

This ride has a separate fee of P80.00. But for those students who are planning to try this breath taking ride, they can try this for only P50.00, just make sure you bring your ID along with you.

Even for those regular people who does not have any plan on trying the ride could feel the excitement and fears of those who are riding it. But a reminder to those who are riding the EKStreme, you are being watched. And be prepared that you may be the subject of their laughter because of your unusual reaction during the 2-second ride.

From a Rider's Point of View

I had no problem with the queue for this ride since there are only few people who are trying it. Maybe because of the separate payment or maybe it was just really terrifying to try it.

We fall in line. We wait. Suddenly, the crew called for a group of 5 riders. Luckily, or maybe unluckily for I am not that prepared unlike my sister, we were 2 of those 5 since the other group has only 3 members.

I sat and make sure of the seat belt. Before the ride went up, a photographer ask as to smile for the souvenir photo. Then the ride went up, up, and up. While it rise you'll hear more and more shouts from other riders. Then PUUUFFFF!!! We were released and you can no longer hear scream while the ride is going down. Maybe everyone held their breath in. Indeed, EKStreme is literally a breath taking ride.

When the ride stopped, you'll hear laughter and see some smiles. Yeah! That is the general reaction of those who are trying the ride. Maybe we laughed because we were so afraid when the ride is still going up and didn't realize that it only took 2 seconds of our lives to feel the rush of going down.

Pastel: The Taste of Camiguin

My uncle had a visit somewhere in the south. When he came back here in Manila, he gave us two boxes of Pastel, one for me and one for my sister. The first time I saw it, I said, I will not dare eat it cause its kinda weird. A bun with a yema filling???

I think it was 3 days after before I opened mine and I was really hungry during that time. Since its been in the refrigerator for about 3 days, I set the box on the table first. I don't like to eat a cold bread.

Minutes after, I started to eat one. The bread has nothing unusual about its taste, but when I was able to bit the part of the bread with filling, BOOM!!! You will surely let other people have a bite on that bread (in case you were able to resist eating the rest. hehehe..).

I am very sure that this delicacy of Camiguin will give you a reason to be proud again as a Filipino. Yum, yum, yum.. I think I'm craving for one again...:)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Summer 2011 - Camarines Sur Watersports Complex

(Late post)
Camarines Sur, Philippines- If you are planning to visit the Camarines Sur, make sure to book a day to visit the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex. The facilities are cheap and you will definitely enjoy the water.


(Aquapark used to have a gigantic inflatable slide. I wonder where it is now.)

Entrance fee per hour is Php120. But I highly suggest, get their half day rate which would only cost you Php200. I'm telling you, 1 hour is not enough. You might just be starting to enjoy the lagoon within that 1hr. And if you are planning to try the wake boarding, better make yourself listed in the Proshop before anything else if you don't want to wait for a long queue of names.

Cable Pass
To experience wake boarding, you only have to pay for its cheap price. Honestly!
You will only have to pay Php125 but you need additional Php500, which by the way is refundable, if you have no gears (helmet, vest and board).

Beginners will be given a kneeboard and will receive some instructions of How To's before they will let you out in the water.

By the way, they will ask you if you know how to swim since it is important. But no worries for those who doesn't know how, you've got your vest and you only have to learn to paddle yourself and they will teach you how to do that.

If you have tried the knee boarding, you may proceed to the further part of the complex where you will be able to learn how to ride the board with your feet on board. (I'm very frustrated with this part, I can't even be able to stand for at least 5 secs.T_T)

FYI, once you use their cable rides facility, you will be entitle to a 1-hr free access to their pool. I guess this thing is not being mentioned until you've returned the gears.

And before you leave, try to visit the shops near the parking area and buy some souvenirs. This way, you will have something tangible as a souvenir from your CWC experience.

Please, please. If you really love the Philippines, help our country promote tourism. How? By buying apparel from place you've visited, try to wear them somewhere. For instance, I've been to Davao and was able to experience water rafting. Luckily, part of their package is a free shirt after a one sure wet ride. And when I visited the CWC I wore that shirt.^^

For more details about the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex, visit their website at http://www.camsurwatersportscomplex.com/

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New set of movies for 2011

After the compulsory period of MMFF or Metro Manila Film Festival to have a non-foreign movie in Philippine theaters between December 25 to January 7, foreign films are already available again in cinemas and films you'll be waiting this year.

Around the country, here are some of those available films in theaters:
*Click pictures for movie details
dawntreader hp7-1 tronlegacy saw1-1 gullivers travels little fockers the tourist revengeofmaltazard hereafter greenhornet yogibear thewarriorsway seasonsofthewitch lovendotherdrugs insidejob therite priest beastly

Chronicle of Narnia and the Dawn Treader
The film is set three years after the events of the previous film in Narnia, and one year in England. The two youngest Pevensie siblings, Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley), are transported back to Narnia along with their cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter). They join the new king of Narnia, Caspian (Ben Barnes), in his quest to rescue seven lost lords to save Narnia from a corrupting evil that resides on a dark island. Each character is tested as they journey to the home of the great lion Aslan at the far end of the world.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part1
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts.

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction—the Horcruxes.On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever.But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord.The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them.But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter.The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive.Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him.But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale—the legend of the Deathly Hallows.And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.

Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.”No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

Tron: Legacy
Sam Flynn, a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn, a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade -- a signal that could only come from his father -- he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe -- a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.

Saw: Final Chapter
In SAW 3D, the seventh chapter, a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy. A group of Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru, and fellow survivor, Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flanery). Soon though, the survivors really must help themselves as Dagen's dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror...

Gulliver's Travels
Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Little Fockers
It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get "in" with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack's suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam's entire clan-including Pam's lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)-descends for the twins' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he's fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack's final test and become the family's next patriarch...or will the circle of trust be broken for good?

The Tourist
Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
In 1963, 13-year-old Arthur stays with his grandparents in the holidays. He is befriended with a Maasai-like tribe called the Bogo Matassalai and with the Minimoys, tooth-sized, elfin beings, who all live there in the garden. The Bogo Matassalai grant Arthur a distinction regarding being one with nature, after succeeding in a series of tests, such as hugging a tree for hours, sleeping with a wild animal, and eating grass.

The Bogo Matassalai are capable of transforming a person to a Minimoy. It is only possible every tenth full moon, at midnight. Arthur is about to undergo this procedure, to visit the Minimoys (who are expecting him and preparing a party for him), and especially the Minimoys' princess Selenia. A spider delivers to Arthur a grain of rice with the message "help", which must come from the Minimoys, and makes it even more important for him to visit them.

Arthur's father wants to kill bees, since Arthur is allergic to the stings. However, his grandfather Archibald objects because of his respect for nature. Therefore Arthur's father wants to take him home earlier than planned. At a gas station Arthur escapes from the car and returns to his grandparents' house. The Bogo Matassalai attempt to transform him using a telescope, but this method fails due to clouds covering the full moon. Therefore Arthur asks the Bogo Matassalai to apply the alternative method, even though it is more dangerous. They agree. Arthur is wound into ropes, which are pulled more and more tight. The procedure is successful.

In the end Selenia and Arthur share a kiss before Maltazard explains.

It turns out that Maltazard sent the message to lure Arthur, so that Maltazard can use the passage back, which is available at the next noon. Thus he arrives in the world of humans, enlarged to their size. He is pleased to see that animals are afraid of him.

Arthur is stuck in small size in the Minimoy kingdom, because the telescope to be used for his return has been destroyed by the passage of Maltazard. This could mean that he can only return after ten months.

The film ends abruptly, with the sound of The Minimoys Band singing "Poker Face", with the hook "ma-ma-ma-ma" in the opening of the song is replaced by "ma-ma-ma-ma... Maltazard". The plot is continued in the following film, Arthur and the War of Two Worlds. The teaser at the end of the film shows a human Arthur being pursued by Maltazard's soldiers in a grocery store, who he trips up by tipping a display of oranges down the aisle.

Here After
A drama centered on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George (Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (de France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (Frankie/George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might-or must-exist in the hereafter.

Green Hornet
By night, debonair newspaper publisher Britt Reid fights crime as a masked superhero known as The Green Hornet. At his side is martial arts expert Kato.

Yogi Bear
Jellystone Park is celebrating its 100 anniversary, however it may be for the last time, because attendance is down and Mayor Brown wants to close the park and sell the land. If the park is closed, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo will lose their home. They join forces with Ranger Smith to save Jellystone from closing forever. Yogi must really prove in this endeavor that he is "smarter than the average bear".

The Warriors Way
A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

Seasons of the Witch
A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.

Love and Other Drugs
Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

Inside Job
'Inside Job' is the first film to provide a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

The Rite
Inspired by true events, “The Rite” follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak, who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas, who introduces him to the darker side of his faith.

"Priest", a post-apocalyptic sci fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

Kyle Kingson has it all - looks, intelligence, wealth and opportunity - and a wicked cruel streak. Prone to mocking and humiliating "aggressively unattractive" classmates, he zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school's extravagant environmental bash. Kendra accepts, and, true to form, Kyle blows her off in a particularly savage fashion.

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