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To Tweet or not to Tweet

A lot of people have been tweeting but after the first to a million hype race that the husband of Demi Moore and CNN had a lot of people are now signing up. Even Oprah signed up and I bet some person out there will try and be relevant by joining the Twitter network.

In retrospect, microblogs are becoming very  popular because of myriads of reasons but probably one of these reasons is that people just don’t have time to read a very long post. Even with all the speed we have right now we still don’t have time.

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April 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blogcation

I have taken a Blogcation but I promise to resume my blogging about my new life experience.

Cheers all.

April 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Remembering Hermano Puli

If Hermano Puli was alive today he would be branded as a religious fanatic and probably be dragged to a mental institution and kept there, I believe a former president of this republic did this to a couple of people.

Herman Puli aka Apolinario Dela Cruz led the Confradia de San Jose which was born out of his desire to be a cleric which was disallowed because he was not Spanish.

Because of his teaching his movement was persecuted then massacred.

Anyway he might have been crazy or unstable but he was our crazy.

Tayabas and Lucban and probably the rest of Quezon Province will celebrate on November 4 to remember him.

October 19, 2008 Posted by | Rant | , , , | Leave a comment

Waiting for NetBeans 6.5

I have to admit I am not one of the old styles coders who uses a text editor or emacs to edit java source code since I am not that fluent in Java. Anyway I use Netbeans as my IDE most of the time and Eclipse when I need to do somethings that are very hard to do in NetBeans.

I am both excited and apprehensive. Excited since it has features personally I think is a must such as the support for grails and groovy without going to the trouble of trying to get a plugin to run. Apprehensive since the hardware requirements might make me upgrade my existing computers.

I will have to wait for the official release.

October 19, 2008 Posted by | Java Bits | , , , | Leave a comment

I’m a New Fan of an Artist

I found an artist in youtube doing a cover of “Enter Sandman” a heavy metal song sung by Metallica.

Mr. James Munroe did a very good cover and converted the heavy metal classic into a folk song. Kudos man

Anyway just listen and appreciate the music. For more info just visit his site at www.jamesmunroe.ca (OMG he is a Canadian)

October 9, 2008 Posted by | Music, Rant | , , , , | Leave a comment

Longganisang Lucban debate at Tayabas.ph forums

http://philippinegovernment.org/tayabasweb/index.php/Debate/11-Resaan-masarap-ang-longanisang-lucban.html#11

Amusing how Tayabasin reacts to the topic. Hope this does not escalate to a flame war. 🙂

October 2, 2008 Posted by | Food, Rant | , , , | Leave a comment

Tayabas In Prespective

When I was a young child Tayabas was a place I rarely visit. This was because during that time the roads from Lucena to Tayabas was not paved well. I only frequented the Baranggay of Wakas because firstly our protestant church was situated there (UCCP) and my music teacher lived there at that time.

Trips to the Tayabas market to get carabao meat (a family favorite) were an adventure and were relished by myself. This one done using our family owner-type jeep and the only other means was to either take the large jeepneys or take the minibus up to Tayabas.

Times have indeed change from those days Tayabas now is an easily accessible City and has even an FX taxi service. The ever famous 7-11 exist and so do other franchise establishment. Even with all this the City still maintains the rustic and secluded aura that makes for a town in between the past and the future.

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Rant, Tayabas, Travel | , , , | Leave a comment

Where does the best Lambanog come from?

There is an ongoing debate that still rages today among the Lambanog drinkers of Southern Tagalog. This has waged on since the invention of the drink and probably will keep on going till all the coconut trees are cut in the region. Where does the best Lambanog come from?

Many proponents would support the premise that Lambanog from San Juan, Batangas is the best and they would stake their lives and honor to prove this point.

Personally I prefer the Wakas, Tayabas variety of Lambanog. It has a less bitter taste than the batangueno drink which is due to the milder clime of Wakas, Tayabas compared to the hot and harsh environment of San Juan, Batangas.  It is colloquially known as “Chivas Wakas”.

I believe my townsfolk and clansmen of San Juan, Batangas wil disown me after they read this post but hey I will stand up for what I think is right. 🙂

For more information click on http://tayabas.ph/.

September 24, 2008 Posted by | Food, Rant, Tayabas | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

City of Tayabas turns a new Page (web)

If you find wikipedia’s entry of the City of Tayabas sparse a for you needs you can aptly go to the City’s web page located at http://tayabas.ph/. It contains information such travel destinations, hotels, restaurants, food & drinks, events and other pertinent information about the City of Tayabas.

It has more detailed information than the entry in wikipedia and has a less wikish look. Try and visit it sometime if ever you need to find information about the City of Tayabas

September 24, 2008 Posted by | Tayabas, Travel | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kalye Budin of the City of Tayabas

Tayabas has always been one bastions of Quezon’s limited but tasty cuisine. In fact a particular area is named after one of its famous cassava cake know in Quezon and nearby province as Budin. This area is located in and around Emilio Jacinto street of the City of Tayabas and is colloquially known as Kalye Budin (Budin street).

Kalye Budin is filled with stalls that sells Quezon delicacies such as Budin (a baked cassava/tapioca/manioc pudding), Espasol (sticky rice snack), Tikoy (the Tagalog steamed variety not the Chinese one), Nilupak (cassava or banana pounded to a sticky pudding consistency) and assorted biscuits and candies.

There are other things you can but at Kalye Budin like Lambanog ( a coconut spirit), Longganisang Lucban (Lucban Sausage), many types of chicharon such as chicharon baboy (pork rind withy fat), chicharon bulaklak (fried pork intestines), chicharon manok (fried chicken skins) , also a selection of fried noodles (singaling) can be seen in the stalls.

This place is not a tourist trap and most stalls welcome a healthy dose of haggling and negotiation. Most sellers can understand a bit of English just mind that you must speak slowly and clearly for some of the vendors to understand.

Kalye Budin has its share of tragedies like fires & floods but still continued to prosper just like the spirit of the residents of the City of Tayabas.

Pictures courtesy Qtechbpo.

Budin

Budin

Lambanog

Lambanog

September 23, 2008 Posted by | Food, Tayabas, Travel | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment