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17 March 2011

iPhone4: TV Ad with a twist

 "If you don't have an iPhone, Well...you don't have an iPhone"

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Apple has rolled out a new iPhone commercial that introduce an interesting twist to the formula. Rather than stick with the familiar “There’s an app for that” catchphrase, the new commercials take the opposite angle. Opening with a simple line “If you don’t have an iPhone,” the commercials then launch into a quick overview of key iPhone features, with the voiceover explaining the stuff you’re unable to do unless – you guessed right – you’re a proud iPhone owner.

16 March 2011

"Araw ng Dabaw": Blast from the Past

The idea of celebrating Araw ng Dabaw was conceived by my grandfather, the former Davao City Mayor, Atty. Elias B. Lopez, a native Dabawenyo. The observance, which started in 1968, has continued to the present. Since its inception, it has been celebrated with weeklong festivities from March 10 to 16, except on 1987’s golden anniversary celebration that lasted for almost two weeks. 




Today, the "Araw ng Dabaw" has evolved into a celebration of the DavaoeƱos’ oneness. It is a vibrant feast held every March 16 and ranks as Davao's biggest annual event.


Annual highlights of the celebration include:



"Parada Dabawenyo "
A socio-civic parade along the major streets of Davao.

"Datu Bago Awards"
This award is named after Datu Bago, a local chieftain who tried to repulse Spanish encroachment in Davao. 

"Banda Hudyaka"
A band parade along the major streets of Davao.

"Piging sa Dan"
The annual food street festival.

"Kasikas"
Another spectacle along the major city streets.

"Mutya ng Dabaw"
Search for the city's Ambassador of Goodwill.

Other events, such as "Huni" (pop music song writing competition), concerts, arts and culture presentations, various sports competitions are also during the festival.

The celebration of Araw ng Dabaw makes Dabawenyos, natives or by choice, aware of their role in the society they move in that make it a tradition worth cherishing.


14 March 2011

Mother Nature Crying



A dramatic picture taken by Michael Nolan has been dubbed the face of Mother Nature crying on a canvas of melting ice and cascading water on a Norwegian Glacier. Randy Schutt discovered this amazing photo which shows a crying face in an ice cap located on Nordaustlandet, in the Svalbard archipelago of Norway. The tears of this natural sculpture were created by a waterfall of glacial water cascading from one of the face’s eyes, thus painting an alarming picture warning the world about the effects of global warming. Michael Nolan is a marine photographer and environmental lecturer. He has captured this picture while on an annual voyage to observe the glacier and surrounding wildlife. It’s best to quote Nolan’s words on this:

“This is how one would imagine mother nature would express her sentiments about our inability to reduce global warming. It seemed an obvious place for her to appear, on a retreating ice shelf, crying.”
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dramatic picture taken by Michael Nolan has been dubbed, a face of Mother Nature crying on a canvas of melting ice and cascading water on a Norwegian Glacier. Randy Schutt discovered this amazing photo which shows a crying face in an ice cap located on Nordaustlandet, in the Svalbard archipelago of Norway. The tears of this natural sculpture were created by a waterfall of glacial water cascading from one of the face’s eyes, thus painting an alarming picture warning the world about the effects of global warming. Michael Nolan is a marine photographer and environmental lecturer. He has captured this picture while on an annual voyage to observe the glacier and surrounding wildlife. It’s best to quote Nolan’s words on this:
“This is how one would imagine mother nature would express her sentiments about our inability to reduce global warming. It seemed an obvious place for her to appear, on a retreating ice shelf, crying.”
                                                     
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