After the speculation/denial when Blizzard acquired the Diablo 3 domain, it’s now official. Fans got a treat at the Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational when the gameplay footage started playing. Check it.
Archive for June, 2008
My name is Paolo, and I’m a Coke-aholic.
If you know me, then you probably know about my run-ins with Coke-ahol in the past.
Shaving off my hermit-beard (but still in bad need of a haircut), I left the batcave to attend the Buhay Coke ng Bloggers thing at MoA.
Fast-forward to around 7:30, went in with Drei and Ven, and among the dozens of new faces, I saw a good buddy of mine. (Okay, so it was the Coke.) Saw Gary and new-best friend Chai — Drei and Ven left for Get Smart — so we sat ourselves down. BTW, I saw Arpee by the entrance, hehe.
I saved the seats and exploited the FREE Coke thing while Gary and Chai set out for the buffet. The usual buffet rule applies: the amount of time you spend not falling in line is inversely proportional to the variety of food you’ll get.
A thing I did notice though, is that there were a lot of new faces (and this isn’t just the hermit talking) during this event. (And yes, I say that and it sounds like I know everyone’s face, but really, it’s pretty cool to know that each and every one of these new faces is entering the blog scene.)
Fortunately, Chai got sum squids — hence the new-best friend thing.
A couple of pounds later, I spotted Jori and he joined up in our table. He pointed towards Tarugoman — and while we were saying our hellos to people inside, we witnessed some banana-dancing bloggers. (LOL)
Cathie arrives, while we continued to drink. And smoke. Missing out on the costume contest thing — olats.
Jori, Iggy, Mike (tama ba?) from TFPH set out to watch Wanted. Azrael arrived just a couple of minutes after the Wanted group left, and a little while later, Gary and Chai left too — leaving me with Cathie and her sister, Tin, along with John. (Around this time the venue was slowly turning into a disco, of sorts, lol.) Cathie told me that they were about to leave, and since I was going to have to wait ’til Get Smart was finished; I started chatting up fellow bloggers beside me. (Arvin and Red) How sad would it be to be hanging out with a case of Coke? (I asked for a couple more cans of Coke.)
Introduced Whored myself out to Coy and Kring, both of whom introduced me to a couple of their blogger friends. (This was cool, since I was looking for some allies to kill time with.)
Met Joe, Poyt, Eric, Marcelle and Juned. And also, instead of hogging all the new blogger friends, I introduced them to the other bloggers I met earlier. (Connector? LOL — it was nice meeting you guys!)
While this was all happening, Get Smart ended a bit early, so essentially, I was getting picked up from daycare. It was time to go back to the cave.
All in all, (lahat sa lahat, yeh) I had a blast! Thanks to Coke and SM Hypermarket for making this happen. And thanks to Aileen’s ever-active Plurking for the live updates of this event.
Photos here. (Feel free to grab ’em)
Think you’ve read everything Gaiman’s written? How ’bout this Gaiman-penned Ninja Hero Turtle* strip for Comic Relief from 1991?
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Hero Turtles*, as written by Neil Gaiman:
Not convinced? Read here for details.
* From Wikipedia:
Upon TMNT’s first arrival in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, Austria and Germany, the name was changed to “Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles” (or TMHT, for short), since local censorship policies deemed the word ninja to have excessively violent connotations for a children’s program.
(Get it, before the high-res images expire!)
This’ll be short.
I’m a big fan of Firefox. For Firefox 3, I like the new bookmark system (sqlite) and the improved memory usage optimization. So why can’t it save my cookies?
Reverting to Firefox 2.
Does this happen to you too? Check this discussion if their remedy helps.
Hey fashionistas! Damit Co. will now do WHOLESALE for other Online Stores, or for plain shopaholics. For a minimum order of 3 items, you may get BIG BIG BIG Discounts!
PM Rix for inquiries.
What: Buhay Coke ng Bloggers with SM Hypermarket
When: June 27, 2008, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Taste Asia (beside SM Hypermarket) at the Mall of Asia
Why: Para magsaya! Loads of prizes up for grabs!
To join, kindly REGISTER HERE. All bloggers who register and come also get a case of Coke Zero 330ml.