Sunday, December 29, 2013

Obscure Classic Geek TV & Movies

Jay Mata's Fb status last December 23 was about strengthening his "geek cred" by watching classic shows like Logan's Run and Flash Gordon.

His friends suggested:

Batman (Adam West version)--Arj
Flash Gordon (19362007)
Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy--Mark
Jim Henson's The Storyteller--Mark
Max Headroom
Monty Python's Flying Circus--Mark only suggested Monty Python
The Avengers ("the secret agent show")--Koko
The Fantastic Journey
The Fantastic Journey starred Erin Gray and Roddy McDowall.
The Prisoner (1967-68)--Koko
The Outer Limits (1963 and 1995-2002)--Koko
Wizards & Warriors--Mark

Movies

A Boy and His Dog--Mark
Android--Mark
Army of Darkness--Mark
Beyond the Stars and other Roger Corman movies--Mark
Chronicle--Titus
Clue (comedy mystery?)--Mark
Condorman--Vladimir
Dark City--Titus
Dragonslayer--Titus
Flash Gordon--Vladimir
Monsters--Titus
Monty Python (surreal comedy)
Moon--Titus
Pi--Titus
Primer--Titus
Soylent Green--Mark
The Librarian--Mark
The Monster Squad (1987)--Francis

Does anyone want to add anything?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

TGP Switches to Travel Template

The Travel template solves the scroll problem.
After adding gadgets to the layout over time, I find that it is hard to scroll up and down. I tried to move the gadgets to the bottom of the page, but the previous design, Dynamic, didn't have this option.

I had half a mind to ask my friend, Web Developer Jerome Bautista, to fix it for me, when I chanced upon the Travel template. The scroll problem just disappeared, so I'll probably use the Travel template for atimiti.blogspot.com, which has the same problem.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Upgrade to Change Seats at Rico Blanco Concert

I had asked Monie to watch Rico Blanco with me, but by the time I read her reply, I had already bought two tickets for C and me. I had the choice of getting two seats beside taken seats, or two out of four continuous empty seats. I had thought--without checking with Arlene the cashier--that I could exchange the two tickets for more continuous seats since this is additional business for them.

Arlene tells me that there's no exchange, and that the nearest seat for Monie would be either of two rows where she would be too far away for us to talk to each other. I thought that if I were Monie, I'd rather not go, but I called her up to ask her if she could see a way of out of it. I hung up even before she answered to ask Arlene if we could exchange the 2 P 1,000 tickets for 3 P 1,300 tickets. Arlene said yes, which meant that instead of giving them additional P 1,000 business, I gave them additional P 1,900. No wonder Music Museum is still a fire trap over the years, decades. Because I will probably remember this for a long time. And if I had not thought of the upgrade, they would have P 1,000 less in revenue. Maybe. My friend had even wondered why I was going to Music Museum since I always called it a fire trap.

Also, when I went there to buy the third ticket at 1:40 today, I waited a while while Arlene went out to buy lunch. I waited so long that 6cyclemind and Callalily Manager Darwin Hernandez and I talked about OPM, my batch mates in the music business and we exchanged numbers. In other words, we became bffs. :)

I had to leave before Arlene showed up. I went back up the stairs after office hours to get the third ticket. Can't Music Museum have an online ticketing system or something more simple, like additional outlets?  National Bookstore would be great.
Practicing for Switch, Callalily and 6CycleMind's concert tonight.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

P 1,000 Rico Blanco Tickets

This is the guy who accompanied me to look at the seats.
I emailed my friends to tell them that I want to see Rico Blanco before I die. So far, the only OPM act I've seen live is Jennifer Ramos, at her farewell concert maybe at the old Tavern on the Square outside Greenbelt. I had just left my job then, but it was then or never.

I had attempted to watch E-heads at the NBC Tent the day Ely Buendia was rushed to the hospital, but tickets were sold out.

The only other Pinoy act that I really like and have seen does not sing OPMs. They're the Real Groove who I chanced upon at Tiendesitas and who I saw at a Globe event at the NBC Tent.

I tried to convince a friend to watch Rico Blanco with me. I sang a few strains from "Your Universe," one of my signature songs, and "Yugto" to her. She was not familiar with the songs and preferred to watch the Philharmonic at Promenade.
Arlene the cashier told me that the yellows are still available.

Although I had placed second in an interscholastic piano competition playing Bach, I really wasn't into classical music. But what the hey, it was free. We could walk away anytime. Arlene, the cashier at Music Museum, tells me that the Philharmonic performance will be on June 12, the same day as Rico Blanco's concert.

Anyway, my cousin-in-law hops over the house to bring me some Kit Kat green tea and chocolate-covered pretzels. There's some back-and-forth with the thank yous and all, so I ask her if she wants to watch Rico Blanco, no explanations needed. This is the same cousin who knew who Kent Williams is. I sent her the ticket prices and told her that since Music Museum is small, sitting at the back would be okay. We'll get the more expensive tickets only if we don't get the cheaper ones.

I called up Music Museum and was told to look for Arlene, and that I can buy tickets from 10 to 6:30, Mondays to Saturdays. I rushed over and was delayed by the car window, which wouldn't close. I closed it inch by inch, maybe 50 moves or more. I'm coming, Rico Blanco!

As I walked to the Music Museum, I made a mental note to myself, to wear anti-boso attire. As I walked up, I realized that my friend who had weak knees wouldn't make it. After a little huffing, I told the guard that I wanted to get tickets. He said that they were closed already. I told him that I had just called up, and I went there just for the tickets--this is true. I was too tired to do anything else in Greenhills.

Arlene shows me the seating chart. The balcony seats were all available, but they're first come, first served and I would need to line up an hour in advance. I realized then that I'm not young anymore, that I can't take the heat and my legs are not strong enough to stand in line for an hour, even if I bring stools. Arlene urged to look at the seats. I also remembered that when I had watched at the balcony, I had told myself that I shouldn't do this again. But I don't remember why. Arlene says that we can order food also at the balcony. She urged me to look at the seats.

The balcony had hard seats, while the orchestra had soft seats. VIP was the middle, the P 1,000 tickets were at the side. I sat at the P 1,000 seats, the ones towards the middle. They were pretty close. So I got the two seats near the front. There were four seats available at the back. If someone else decides to join us, we could probably move there.

I'm thinking now that I've always wanted to watch Rico Blanco, but he was always performing in the South or out of town, so this is my only chance, now he's in my neck of the woods.

After I see his concert, my life would be complete. He's my favorite OPM artist, group or solo. I had recommended that a balikbayan friend buy his CD. When her cousin saw it, he said that Rico Blanco is the Mick Jagger of the Philippines. I remember seeing a YouTube comment saying something like "Wala kang katulad. As in wala."

And by the way, boss, I can't wake up at 4 am the next morning, so I'll be on leave.
The P 1,000 seats. There are four orange seats left at the back.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dr. Oz on Cignal

Recipe to boost your enzymes, which could stop hair loss.
When I told my friend about Dr. Oz's advice on hair fall, she wanted to know Dr. Oz's local sked. I've updated the November sked with Dr. Oz skeds. I realize that a lot of it might be outdated. Will try to update it down the road:

TV Skeds
3/19-13 to 3/25/13
Monday 3/25/2013
Time Channel Provider Station Program Length
12:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
5:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
5:00 PM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
         
Tuesday 3/19/2013
Time Channel Provider Station Program Length
12:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
1200 SkyCable  Velvet Hollyscoop 30
100 SkyCable  Velvet 90210 S4 60
300 SkyCable  Velvet The Good Wife S3 60
400 SkyCable  Velvet Nurse Jackie S3 30
430 SkyCable  Velvet So You Think You Can   
      Dance S7 90
5:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
730 SkyCable  Velvet 90210 S4 60
1030 SkyCable  Velvet So You Think You Can   
      Dance S7 90
1300 SkyCable  Velvet Inside the Actors
  Studio 60
1430 SkyCable  Velvet 90210 S4 60
5:00 PM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
1730 SkyCable  Velvet So You Think You Can   
      Dance S7 90
1930 SkyCable  Velvet Cougar Town S3 30
2130 SkyCable  Velvet Big Rich Texas S2 60
2230 SkyCable  Velvet Nurse Jackie S3 30
2300 SkyCable  Velvet Rupaul's Drag Race S4  
      and Untucked 60
         
Wednesday 3/20/2013
Time Channel Provider Station Program Length
12:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
1230 SkyCable  Velvet Cougar Town S3 30
100 SkyCable  Velvet Nurse Jackie S3 30
130 SkyCable  Velvet Rupaul's Drag Race S4 60
  SkyCable  Velvet and Untucked  
230 SkyCable  Velvet Hollyscoop 30
300 SkyCable  Velvet Holly's World S2 30
400 SkyCable  Velvet The Soup 30
430 SkyCable  Velvet So You Think You Can   
      Dance S7 90
5:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
830 SkyCable  Velvet Big Rich Texas S2 60
930 SkyCable  Velvet Real Housewives of  
      Beverly Hills 60
1030 SkyCable  Velvet So You Think You Can   
      Dance S7 90
1200 SkyCable  Velvet Gotta Dance UK S3 60
1330 SkyCable  Velvet Cougar Town S3 30
1430 SkyCable  Velvet Big Rich Texas S2 60
1630 SkyCable  Velvet Real Housewives of  
      Beverly Hills 60
5:00 PM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
1730 SkyCable  Velvet So You Think You Can   
      Dance S7 90
1900 SkyCable  Velvet On the Red Carpet 30
1930 SkyCable  Velvet American's Next Top 60
      Model S11  
2030 SkyCable  Velvet Jersey Shore S4 60
2230 SkyCable  Velvet Keeping Up with the  
      Kardashians S6 60
2330 SkyCable  Velvet Holly's World S2 30
         
         
         
Thursday 3/21/2013
Time Channel Provider Station Program Length
12:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
1200 SkyCable  Velvet On the Red Carpet 30
1230 SkyCable  Velvet Jersey Shore S4 60
230 SkyCable  Velvet Keeping Up with the  
      Kardashians S6 60
330 SkyCable  Velvet American's Next Top 60
      Model S11  
430 SkyCable  Velvet So You Think You Can   
      Dance S7 90
5:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
830 SkyCable  Velvet American's Next Top 60
      Model S11  
1030 SkyCable  Velvet So You Think You Can   
      Dance S7 90
1130 SkyCable  Velvet The Secret Lives of  
      Dancers S2 30
1300 SkyCable  Velvet Hollyscoop 30
1400 SkyCable  Velvet American's Next Top 60
      Model S11  
1500 SkyCable  Velvet Jersey Shore S4 60
1600 SkyCable  Velvet Keeping Up with the  
      Kardashians S6 60
5:00 PM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
1700 SkyCable  Velvet On the Red Carpet 30
1730 SkyCable  Velvet So You Think You Can   
      Dance S7 90
1900 SkyCable  Velvet Biography 60
2000 SkyCable  Velvet Ringer 60
2100 SkyCable  Velvet A Gifted Man 60
2200 SkyCable  Velvet Hawaii Five-O S2 60
2300 SkyCable  Velvet Blue Bloods S2 60
       
Friday 3/22/2013
Time Channel Provider Station Program Length
12:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
1200 SkyCable  Velvet Inside the Actors
  Studio 60
200 SkyCable  Velvet A Gifted Man 60
300 SkyCable  Velvet Hawaii Five-O S2  
400 SkyCable  Velvet Nurse Jackie S3 30
430 SkyCable  Velvet So You Think You Can   
      Dance S7 90
5:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
630 SkyCable  Velvet Inside the Actors
  Studio 60
830 SkyCable  Velvet The Good Wife S3 60
930 SkyCable  Velvet 90210 S4 60
1030 SkyCable  Velvet So You Think You Can   
      Dance S7 90
5:00 PM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
         
Saturday 3/23/2013
Time Channel Provider Station Program Length
12:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
000 SkyCable  Velvet The Soup 30
035 Sky/Destiny AXN CSI: NY 55
120 Sky/Destiny AXN Criss Angel Mindfreak 30
    S2  
130 SkyCable  Velvet Rupaul's Drag Race S4  
      and Untucked 60
1:50 Sky/Destiny AXN Ebuzz 30
2:20:00 AM Sky/Destiny AXN CSI: Miami S10 55
300 SkyCable  Velvet Holly's World S2 30
330 SkyCable  Velvet Real Housewives of  
      Beverly Hills 60
3:15:00 AM Sky/Destiny AXN Blue Bloods S2 50
4:05:00 AM Sky/Destiny AXN Hawaii Five-O (Orig) S5 55
430 SkyCable  Velvet Big Rich Texas S2 60
5:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
5:00:00 AM Sky/Destiny AXN Inuyasha 30
5:30:00 AM Sky/Destiny AXN Inuyasha 30
530 SkyCable  Velvet The Soup 30
6:00:00 AM Sky/Destiny AXN Hawaii Five-O (Orig) S4 55
6:55:00 AM Sky/Destiny AXN Hawaii Five-O (Orig) S4 55
700 SkyCable  Velvet Cougar Town S3 30
730 SkyCable  Velvet Holly's World S2 30
7:50:00 AM Sky/Destiny AXN Ebuzz 30
800 SkyCable  Velvet Got to Dance UK S3 60
855 Free TV Jack Big Bang Theory 30
1000 SkyCable  Velvet Flickpick: Twilight Saga:  
      New Moon  
1200 SkyCable  Velvet The Soup 30
1230 SkyCable  Velvet Big Rich Texas S2 60
130 SkyCable  Velvet The Secret Lives of  
1500 SkyCable  Velvet Real Housewives of  
      Beverly Hills 60
1600 SkyCable  Velvet Velvet Entertainment  
      Specials 60
5:00 PM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
1830 SkyCable  Velvet Hollyscoop 30
1900 SkyCable  Velvet 90210 S4 60
2000 SkyCable  Velvet Jersey Shore S4 60
2100 SkyCable  Velvet Keeping Up with the  
      Kardashians S6 60
2200 SkyCable  Velvet Rupaul's Drag Race S4  
      and Untucked 60
         
Sunday 3/24/2013  
Time Channel Provider Station Program Length
12:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
5:00 AM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
5:00 PM Cignal Colours Dr. Oz 60
2200 Destiny History Special Forces  
       
Design: Bimbim        


Photo Credit: Dr. Oz


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Les Miserables Schedule in or Near San Juan

2/3/2013
PM
Eastwood 7:10 10:00 11:00
Robinsons Galleria 7:00 10:00
Megamall 6:20 9:40
Greenhills Promenade 2:55
Robinsons Magnolia not showing
SM Sta. Mesa 9:00

Les Miserables Now Showing, 1/25/13, 2nd avenue
I shouldn't have been surprised that Robinsons Magnolia is no longer showing Les Miz, as it is a 4-theater cinema, something that I don't go to anymore. Why wait when your movie airs within an hour of your arrival at Glorietta? I got the schedules from the Greenhills and SM Sta. Mesa websites and Click the City, except for the Robinsons Magnolia from the Magnolia website. I called up Galleria at 395-22-56 just to make sure, as their broadsheet skeds do not match up with their ads around the mall or the actual skeds. The phone sked matches with the website sked. 395-20-38 doesn't work. I got a faxish tone.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pro-Gun on Failon Tonight

Ticky Tabujara said on his Fb wall that he'll appear on Ted Failon's show tonight at 7.

Taken at 7:29 am today.
This morning, on Umagang Kay Ganda, Ticky said that his 99.9% stat came from the PNP. Then why isn't any show interviewing the PNP to verify the stat that less than 1% of all crimes are committed by legal gun owners?

Pro-Pro-Gun side.
Ticky's logic made Atty. Nandy Pacheco of the Gunless Society look bad. I had been sitting on the fence on the gun issue, but Ticky convinced me when he said that there are 125,000 policemen assigned to more than 100 million people. On top of the San Juan police not going to the aid of my friend whose house has a consistent troublemaker. And the SOCO taking forever to go to a house where someone was murdered. I had to bother my friend Vinchy Lirios before anyone showed up.  After several hours. This happened a few years ago, in Quezon City.

Anyway, Nandy Pacheco had no statistics to back him up, only what if situations. We are trying to solve the problem of people being killed. Would a gun ban end that? Pacheco founded the Kapatiran party, which fielded three Senatorial candidates who filed their candidacy papers at COMELEC last October. I hope that the rest of the Kapatiran party have more sense.