Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Rick was looking for someplace to hang-out with the team. Our original destination was booked for a private party. Fortunately, I remembered there's a Chili Pepper nearby. My friends and I used to eat at its branch in Bicol. The team had fun. The food was really great. Rick seemed to enjoy sampling various Pinoy pulutans. That's me trying to look serious while Rick looks happily at his ice-cold San Mig Light. Thanks to AnitoKid for this photo.
Ang saya-saya! Rick teaches us how to play Tennis on the Wii console.... I was the first one to volunteer.=) Thanks, Rick! The gesture is appreciated. By the way, that's Eric and Rick holding hands.. he he he. Credit goes to the legendary AnitoKid for the photo.
Monday, February 26, 2007
I was able to help Mimi and Karl test their high-tech Cliquebooth last Saturday at a wedding in the Tagatay Midlands. I can tell the guests liked it a lot. The younger set had multiple runs at it. Luigi and Ria Trillo had their clique(?) taken. Rissa Samson and her friend had theirs too. Vicky Morales wanted one with her friends but the booth was already closed. Even the not-so-young seemed impressed with Karl's idea of photo-on-demand. I ran out of business cards that Mimi had given me because people were interested about the possibility of renting the photobooth for their own events. We're still working out some kinks in the hardware and materials department but I'm confident that the booth will be ready for its formal launch in the near future. Too bad i can't show you more photos at this time because they may contain proprietary information. =P
This was also the first wedding that my friend King and I were able to assist together. It was fun because it reminded me of our UPZS days. We (Mimi, King, and I) were part of the executive council then. Karl was always there to support Mimi, us and the org. We were, and still are a good team. It seemed more like a reunion gimik than a wedding gig.
The wedding itself was a new experience for me. The guest list included high-profile personalities. I was personally overwhelmed with the many beautiful ladies in attendance. I was pleasantly surprised to find that one of my (and King's) high school batchmates was present. We chatted for a while. She asked Lem for a discount. Kailan kaya?;-)
The wedding preps were well-thought of. The fireworks display after the program was amazing. Too bad it took the club management a long time to fix its power supply problems. Five black-outs during the reception were too much. We feel for the groom and bride. The venue also was too windy for comfort. Wind screens would have been a good idea. Luckily, the Cliquebooth was there to provide the fun factor... he he he.
All in all, it was a pretty good wedding. Congrats to the couple. It's good to be back.
Friday, February 23, 2007
You are The Emperor
Stability, power, protection, realization; a great person.
The Emperor is the great authority figure of the Tarot, so it represents fathers, father-figures and employers. There is a lot of aggression and violence too.
The Emperor naturally follows the Empress. Like an infant, he is filled with enthuiasm, energy, aggression. He is direct, guileless and all too often irresistible. Unfortunately, like a baby he can also be a tyrant. Impatient, demanding, controlling. In the best of circumstances, he signifies the leader that everyone wants to follow, sitting on a throne that indicates the solid foundation of an Empire he created, loves and rules with intelligence and enthusiasm. But that throne can also be a trap, a responsibility that has the Emperor feeling restless, bored and discontent.
My first Royal Decree is the creation of my own Harem. Comes with the job...=) Unless the Empress disagrees..