Showing posts from January, 2011


Image Acquires

While the big name startups in the US were raking in record busting amounts [How Much Money Are the Startups Making?] a small company operating in Australia is quietly building an empire. Unlike its American counterparts, this small startup was able to do something quite extraordinary - to be profitable before investors started investing and before big name bloggers started hyping.

This points to a sordid reality, that media coverage on world startups are heavily tilted towards American companies. Yet, it would seem that it's nothing new owing to the fact that most of the most popular media channels that people (including me) read are American, think techcrunch, engadget, and lifehacker
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Hate Lebron? Love Ricardo

If you hate Lebron James, then you're going to love Ricardo - the bus boy. Jimmy Kimmel seems to have taken a liking to Filipinos and after Manny Pacquiao's karaoke gig, he might have found his next Pinoy. Watch Ricardo PWN Lebron.

What Have You Done With It?

With words that flow like thunder I beckon to thee. Because what I say here is of profound import. Let me grab a moment of your attention as I weave these words into your consciousness. The time is at hand for you to become aware of that which you may not be aware of.

You know that time is an irreducible object that goes past those which traverse it. The question that lies should not delve deeper into it, but to you, the one who rides it. Its waves beckon to those who ponder and its value is not lost on those who know of its import, but today I am asking you, "What have you done with it?"

Have you ever watched a flower bloom, whilst your calling beckons?
Have you ever stopped and unambiguously considered precisely what you have done with it?
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Maybe you have, but then again, maybe you haven't. To those who have, consider yourselves blessed in knowing that you have placed some time in considering it. To those who haven't, know that there are those who bare…


Today's a great day for many reasons and I am sure that it's going to be the same for you too!

Roast Chicken

First, my wife cooked an extra excellent roast chicken for me and my kids. I recently bought a 3 kg extra large chicken and I must say that she is the best cook and wife in all the universe. Another reason to be glad is that
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When I Was a Kid

I wanted to be an FBI Agent.


Detective + Lawyer

For real.

My dad, encouraged this by buying me almost 50+ Hardy Boys, Perry Mason and Nancy Drew books. I had two book cases inside my room and I had a toy gun (I actually got two which really made loud sounds and really looked real), which I carried around with me wherever I went. 

Of course, this would not happen because I am not even an American citizen, so I can't really be an FBI agent. It would've sounded awesome though, Special Agent Danny Garcia ala Fox Mulder looking for aliens and government conspiracies.

The local investigative bureau here in our country, the NBI, is ill equipped, tainted, and not so glamorous as the movies portrayed them to be.

Anyway, everybody dreams of being somebody when they grow up and not everybody gets the chance to live that dream. Sometimes, people realize that the "dream" isn't really what they initially perceived it to be.

Yet others cling to their dreams de…

Headline Reader

I started reading  newspapers when I was 10 years old and no I'm not just talking about the funnies, I'm talking about headline news, business, politics, local and sports news.  But now, I am increasingly finding myself reading just the headlines. Almost every time, just the headlines.

I don't know if you're experiencing the same but it kinda sucks doesn't it?

And that's the reason why I'm making this a very short post.

It Actually Makes Sense

....To Buy a Horse

Because tourists love horses. Imagine riding one through a jungle with trees and plants and grass

....To Buy a Goat

Because goats can easily be sold.
Because goats eat grass.

Grass grows quickly.
Goats eat grass quickly.
We need to cut grass at a lower rate.

....To Take a Nap

Because (meaning me) is broke.

But not for long. When I wake up I will have enough energy and strength to take care of a thousand details.

The Kinds of Lives

Not definitive or exhaustive... Hopefully amusing and useful.

Fairy Tale Life

Some lives are lived like a fairy tale. It's like being in a children's story book that you once read in your tender years. You try to walk and ponder on a reality that's different, but then find that you can't. It's absurd and yet the reality of it all hits you like Manny Pacquiao's southpaw.

It's definitely real and you can't pop out of it like Mary Poppins did on the sidewalk caricatures made by Dick Van Dyke.

The problem with the fairy tale life is that everything is laid out to you in a silver platter. You tend to look for challenges, and try to muddle up the grand scheme of predetermined existence.

You constantly make a mess, to make you feel that your life is not a fairy tale. Then you succeed.

The Horror Movie

The thing about horror movies is that everybody just seems to be doing the wrong thing, at the wrong time, in the wrong place, under the wrong circumstances, with …

Theme Conundrum

Please forgive me for overly changing the themes several times over the course of 1 month. I am just bent on having a simple theme that offers little to no distractions. That's why I finally settled to a "no sidebar" layout.


This week, this blog joined the#SHINEOnline 2011 blogging challenge by Julie Isaac.

The goal of the challenge is to blog at least twice a week and Julie has been very supportive. All in all, there are now over a hundred blog participants pledging to blog more frequently.

You can find all the participating blogs over at is just awesome.


There's not much to blog about in ResortVille since I am still waiting for the new video camera I got for Christmas. If I really think about it, there's really plenty to write about this place and I would say that a lot of exciting things are going to happen this year. Right now, I'm just focusing on more profitable endeavors.

Dan's Online J…

Wordpress or Blogger Which is Better?

As the domain expires, much thought has gone into which is indeed the better platform for blogging, blogspot or wordpress? It would seem that the best way to analyze the question would be to use quantitative measures.

For this we would be using:
1. Google Trends as a measure for Popularity Over Time
2. for Traffic
3. Google Keyword Tool External for Interest

Although by no means definitive, these two by far, are the most viable options due to the level of data gathered and organized.

I. Blogspot vs Wordpress Round 1: Google Trends 

Chart 1A: "Blogger vs Wordpress" - All Regions

Chart 1B: "Blogger vs Wordpress vs Blogspot" - All Regions

The possibility of ambiguity rears its head as the word "blogger" is also the generic term for a person who blogs. Thus a comparison must be made with all three included. The results are pretty much in favor of blogspot.

Chart 1C: "Blogspot vs Wordpress" - United States

Here's where it ge…