Posts Tagged ‘coke


the coke habit.

If you know me — you know that I have this big huge love for Coke.  (If you read the link in ‘big,’ you’d find the story about me trying to quit Coke … and then getting sick.)

As you can imagine, drinking A LOT of the stuff over the course of a week will produce tons of empty bottles  — and, since I drink around the house, you could find several empty Coke bottles around.  The photos above were taken on a Friday, just before the weekend clean-up.  NO DUPLICATE BOTTLES WERE USED.

Which gets me into thinking: if I save up all the empty bottles, could I make my own island?  (Maybe when I finally embrace the inner hermit.)

[Photo mosaic made using Big Huge LabsMosaic Maker]


20% excise tax on energy drinks pushed – WTF?! Coke Kill Bill?

A couple of excerpts from a Yahoo article:

A bill seeking 20-percent excise tax on soft drinks, energy drinks, and non-alcoholic carbonated beverages has been filed in the House of Representative. House Bill 5039 seeks to curb the excessive intake of such beverages, while raising up to P5 billion a year in added revenue from such products. 

WTF?  How much will Coke be by 2009?

On the other hand, Mitra said this is the best way to curb the consumption of soft drinks, whose excessive intake possess health hazards especially to children. 

Ugh.  Isn’t it enough that we get to pay 75-pesos-a-can in restaurants?  Time to hoard some sodas.

[Source: Yahoo News]


coke party!

What: Buhay Coke Vlog Contest Announcement of Winners Party
When: August 8, 2008, Friday, 6:00 p.m. onwards
Where: Taste Asia at the Mall of Asia
Wassup?: Announcement of winners and just simply to parteeh the Taste Asia way!

If you missed this, then it’s time to catch up!

To join on the fun, kindly REGISTER HERE.

Thanks to Aileen Apolo for the info!


love in the time of coca-cola.

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)

We moved outside and we drank. And smoked. And talked with Jayvee about Age of Conan and that Warhammer MMO.

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)


Arpee Gary Chai Jori Jayvee Iggy Aileen Cathie Tin Azrael Red Arvin Coy Kring Joe Poyt Eric Marcelle Juned

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love in the time of coca-cola.

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.

From here and here!


what dreams are made of.


I love love love Coke. (Plus, the way I use the word ‘love’ to describe my relationship with ‘it’ has strained a few other relations. Whatever.) I’m loving the “Yes, Wag No” ads, because some of my dreams are like that, running away together with a giant bottle cap. (Why not?) The image above is sort of a tribute to that, and this Penny Arcade strip.

Plus, the GTA/Coke commercial rocks — although I’d do the opposite of what the guy did — I wouldn’t give away Coke!


google browser / groovle.



The Touchgraph Google Browser is a neat little tool that shows the connections between sites via Google search in visual format.

Check it, sites linked to the keyword ‘’. (It requires a Java-enabled browser though, so yours might crash.)



Check it — I’m loving the new site Groovle.

An image-host + Google = customized search site! (Just for the main page though.)

It allows you to upload an image from your computer to set as a background for a Google search. This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” ideas. (Did I mention that they have pre-selected image backgrounds, just in case you don’t have any nice photos on your computer?)


Does it make net-searching any more efficient? No, but it does add a nice personal touch to it.

Check my custom Coke Groovle page.

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