Saturday, July 09, 2016

Running Man Shoes

Was an impulsive buy, the fan in me made the decision.

It was bought by my friends when they visited Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.  Patterned the size using my puma, it's a running shoe of Running Man made by ROOY.


The box has the RM slogan Don't Walk Just Run and
as well as the RM logo on top and of course the big R on the side

It cost me 7,800 Yen

The shoe creator's logo on the other side
ROOY we make shoes together

The box has this white space to put your name on

Packaging is typical, it's a shoe nothing special
S H O E 

I picked the Yellow and Blue color, it also come in Red and Black,
Pink and a lighter shade of Blue

The shoe came with patches, I assume this is a Yoo Jae Suk shoe
Since it has the water gun patch, but I'm just guessing.

The front of the shoe is a Velcro, might be an issue in the
future as it would attract more dust 

The purpose of which is to have the patch stick
and easily be removed 

Back has a smaller Velcro area

Placed an egg at the back

It is designed to be a slip-on

The R is that prominent

I wonder who won the Shoe design contest

A clearer view of the Don't walk, Run slogan

The sole has the running design

It is also filled with the R symbol coupled with the Running Man label

Displays US, EU and JP sizes

The POGI shot
The shoe is comfortable and well designed, I liked the fact that the "DILA" was not loose.  I can just slip it on and off with ease.  Price was a bit expensive but I understand why since its a royalty shoe.  I'm just concerned about the Velcro areas, but all in all the pair is alright on my book.

Great job RM and ROOY!

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Whatda! Echo Dot unboxing and setup

E C H O   D O T

Why hello there!

Nice packaging, much like a box for a watch

That's the dot

The box includes the echo dot, a power adapter, USB to micro USB power cable, a stereo audio cable and  quick start guides

S E T T I N G   U P

I used the desktop setup over the mobile app since I'll be using my phone to take pictures

Just followed the wizard, oh by the way you'll need an internet connection for this to work
Plugged in the Echo and just waited till the Echo dot turned orange from the initial dancing blue color
Connected my computer to the Echo Dot to set the Echo's wifi connection

Just confirming the connection

Connecting the Echo Dot to our Wifi network to give Echo access to the internet

Password stuff

Just wait until it finish preparing

When it finishes its prep, the desktop computer needs to disconnect to the Echo and connect to the Wifi network where the Echo is also connected

You can now have Alexa answer some simple questions and some stupid ones, Enjoy!


Echo Dot functions as the normal Echo but its built-in speaker is much smaller (obviously) and inferior.  The unit is designed to pair (Bluetooth) or be plugged into an external speaker system.  The speaker is tolerable if your not that picky.  Mic functions perfectly and the echo can hear me from a distance.  My mother enjoys talking to Alexa and even called her suplada when Alexa doesn't know the answer to her questions.  Echo is not a necessity if you don't have any SMART devices around your home yet it's way cool to play around with.

I currently use it for internet radio, playing music, asking silly questions, sports news, time and weather (as if I need the information).  I'll explore it further.

Whatda! Playstation TV unboxing


I grabbed the opportunity while it's on sale and in production.

I N I T I A L   C O N T E N T

It's a bundle so there's the pstv and the other stuff bundled as add-ons

P L A Y S T A T I O N   T V   C O N T E N T

The basic content of a Playstation TV includes the manuals, the Playstation TV console, HDMI cable and the power supply.

T H E   P O W E R   S U P P L Y

Was disappointed that it was different from the vita power supple, this is somewhat similar to the psp power supple.  Though I'd get a spare vita power supply but it failed me.

E X P I R E D   C O D E S

I got the Playstation TV last April 5 and opened it and saw that the voucher has expired.

Thanks to the false expiry dates I was still able to get the game, whew!

C O M P A T I B L E   G A M E S

Almost 70% of my digital games on playstation Vita were not compatible with the playstation TV which is a bummer.  Here's a link to a list of compatible games


I just bought it because it was on sale at Gamestop for $60+, bundled with an eight (8) gig card, which basically was enough for my digital games that are compatible with the Playstation TV, a LEGO game voucher and a Playstation 3 dual shock controller.  The Playstation TV is an accessory more than a primary gaming console so I don't see the need for it if you have the PSVita handheld.  The only plus is the Playstation 4 remote play, it's a perfect tool for a bum that doesn't want to move his or her Playstation 4 from one television location to another.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Picturesqueness: Batanes #gawinMoNaLahat

The hiatus was long enough so we tried our feet at Batanes, the trip was expensive but was well worth it. I encourage you to visit the place, you'll just need three full days for 3 half day tours to appreciate the beauty of the island.  The last week of February schedule worked for us, the weather was perfect, either that or we were just lucky.  No picture can replace the experience.

B e l o w   E c o n o m y   C l a s s
We took Skyjet to Batanes, from what I heard it has one flight for Monday, Wednesday,
Friday and Sunday going to and from Batanes. Here I am seated below the economy class.
We got the tickets for 14k at an expo.

A m b o y   H o m e t e l

The first time I heard the term hometel, catchy!
Booking at Amboy Hotel came with a service ride,
this is me seated with the check-in luggage.
The hotel reservation and guided tour also included breakfast and lunch.
Everything cost around less than 8k

The room is fully furnished!!! It was quite surprising and not what I originally expected.
Good service and a nice place to stay, I highly recommend it.
The room is air-conditioned and comes with a ceiling fan, fascinating.
The hometel's facade, newly developed definitely an eye catcher
The rocky beach is just across the road in front of the hometel
There are other places to swim in which is more elegant than the beach at the hometel front
 I advise you to choose another location
V i e w p o i n t

First breath taking view I saw; Vayang Rolling Hills is awesome indeed
First picturesqueness of me with the rolling hills
Just like any other attempt, I do suck at timing a jump shot
Chamantad-Tinian Viewpoint; awwwww amateur shot doesn't really capture
the grandness of Batanes, go see it for yourselves
This picture of me at  Racuh-a-payaman or Marlboro country doesn't
bring justice to the place :)) I love observing nature while lying on green grass
C h u r c h
Oh well the photographer might still be drunk, this is Simbahan ng Basco
My friend Serena doing a cartwheel in front of
the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Chapel
This is a miniature replica of the Simbahan ng Mahatao
Rene went on to have an Attack on Titan pictorial here
Poor little old me, I ended up being the food for the titan
The church has a blank book library where you can write your wishes on
a blank page of a book.
I wished for world peace "like a boss" and drew doodles of ugly dolls and what not.
L i g h t h o u s e   a n d   t h e   l i k e s
I climbed up the Basco lighthouse and it taught me a very important lesson
Never ever climb a light house again
It may look the same but the Tayid Lighthouse gave us the needed rest and
time to sit, chat and relax by the viewpoint
They really love their chit-chats, them Pointwest people
I found a Sunshine Recorder at Basco PAGASA complex and played around with it.
I turned the instrument into the ever seeing eye of Turny Burny, my precious
Not much photos were taken inside the dark reconstructed Japanese tunnels
but I managed to take a picture of the bright exit; glad the spelunking was over.
The Traditional Vernacular Houses at the UNICEF nominated town

Another jump shot attempt that resulted to a fail, yup the roof is that thick
and yeah I fell down a drainage
B e a c h

Took this from the hometel's beach front, the smoke streak at the left
adds flavor to the sunset at the middle, ten!
Spent some time sitting at the Valugan Boulder Beach
Until I managed to screw it up by a boulder misstep
trapped! help me...
The visit to the white beach is one of my favorite!
I was so captivated by Morong Beach that I was not able to take a picture of it
At least I get to pose with these two people in black by the rock arch formation
My friends tried to do a century tuna video commercial here
but just like all of my jump shot attempts it was also a fail
Mahatao Chawa is one scary place, the waves were unpredictable
Glad that everyone was safe

C o n s u m a b l e
I visited and met the owner of the honesty coffee shop,
she was kind and warm hearted; and I was so darn honest
We brought in Korean Rice wine at Batanes for our after tour sessions
Coconut Crabs are a specialty and are a delight
One restaurant that serves great food is Fundacion (Fundathion) Pacita
So there you go, a five star place to visit that would definitely empty your pockets.  The experience was a high and definitely worth every peso. Ano pa hinihintay nyo ipon ipon na!