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We all love gadgets, but they can be outrageously expensive. Yahoo! News’ Becky Worley shows off some surprisingly useful tech gear for under $25, approximately Php 1000+ only!

Bottle Cap Tripod $9.75

Don’t you just hate when your shaking hand makes your photos turn out all fuzzy? Or that the photographer never gets to be in the pictures? The Bottle Cap Tripod is the perfect fix. It’s a rubber cap that you screw into the tripod mount built into almost all cameras, then you push it onto the top of a full half-liter water bottle, and you’ve got a portable platform for picture-taking! It’s also tiny and easy to throw into a small camera bag.

iWatchz Q Collection Wrist Strap for iPod Nano $24.95

Ever wanted to wear your 6th-generation (square) iPod Nano as a wristwatch? Just slide it onto the iWatchz Wrist Strap, and it snaps into place using the iPod’s own clip. The iWatchz’ flexible silicone wristband comes in eight different colors, to match the iPod Nano’s shades. And it lets you get to your iPod’s control buttons, earphone jack and charging connector even while it’s plugged in. Can you say Dick Tracy watch? This is a great gift for any gadget-hound who already has a Nano.

Aerobie Aero Press $21.72

The Aero Press makes great espresso-strength coffee in under a minute! Just pour in hot water and coffee grounds, mix, then press it all through the filter you can vary the strength of your coffee by mixing or pressing it longer. It creates a vacuum seal to really pressure the water through the coffee, so it’s a much stronger taste than the traditional French press coffee. Cleanup is also really easy, since the grounds and the filter are compacted into a cookie-like wad, and the Press’ parts are all made of dishwasher-safe plastic. A pack of 350 replacement filters sells for just $5.

Oster Electric Wine Bottle Opener $17

Opening a wine bottle is hard work, but the Oster electric wine opener makes it dead simple no twisting required. Place it onto the top of the wine bottle, press a button, and in 10 seconds the cork is extracted; absolutely no human effort required. The Oster Electric Wine Bottle Opener can open 30 bottles on a single charge, and it has a rechargeable battery.

Car Power Inverter $19.99

This simple, plug-in adapter is one of the cheapest ways to turn your car’s cigarette lighter into an AC outlet, the same as you’d find in your house. And for a few dollars more you can get .

The PowerCup $26.91

It’s a little over $25, but the PowerCup Mobile Inverter has two AC outlets, plus a USB port for recharging gadgets that you’d normally plug into your computer. So you can charge your laptop, your phone, and your Bluetooth headset … all from your car’s cigarette lighter, using the same plugs you use in the wall outlets in your house. Plus, the PowerCup’s quirky design (it looks just like a white coffee cup) fits in a generously-sized cupholder. Just don’t accidentally try to take a sip from it.

WAGAN Tech Easy Quick Jumper $19.99

Staying with the car’s cigarette lighter, remember when jumping your car’s battery meant popping the hood and attaching those cables to it? With the Easy Quick Jumper, you don’t need to open the hood; you don’t even need to know what your car’s battery looks like. Just plug each end into the cigarette lighters in the car with the dead battery and the car belonging to the person who’s helping out, and wait 5 to 10 minutes. It’s especially handy for newer cars, that don’t have accessible battery connections.

Grill Daddy BBQ Brush Cleaner $14.98

As Seen On TV! It may be an infomercial product, but it does what it says on the label. Just heat your barbecue grill up and add water to the Grill Daddy, and it steam-cleans your grill with two sets of stainless steel bristles; a row of smaller, narrower bristles on top help the Grill Daddy reach hard-to-clean areas. You can even clean your grill before cooking on it, to get rid of black char marks on food.

Source: Yahoo! News



Yesterday, April 15, is the first day of 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Now is the second day so make sure to catch it!

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, commonly known as Coachella or Coachella Festival, is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day) annual music and arts festival, organized by Goldenvoice  and held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley. The event features many genres of music including alternative rock, indie, and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent.

The Coachella Music Festival has a desert setting (the city of Indio is a part of the California Desert), with daytime temperatures frequently rising to over 100 °F (38 °C). The festival enjoys little cloud cover or shade. The temperature drops drastically after sunset.

The line up for this year is the best!

April 15, 2011

Channel 1
  • 4:10PM• The Drums
  • 4:55PM• Cee Lo Green
  • 5:45PM• Moving Units
  • 6:30PM• Ozomatli
  • 7:25PM• Interpol
  • 8:35PM• Ms. Lauryn Hill
  • 9:55PM• Kings of Leon
  • 11:15PM• The Black Keys
  • 12:05AM• Gayngs
Channel 2
  • 4:00PM• !!!
  • 4:50PM• Warpaint
  • 5:35PM• Cold Cave
  • 6:25PM• YACHT
  • 7:10PM• Cold War Kids
  • 8:00PM• Titus Andronicus
  • 9:00PM• The Pains Of Being Pure At Hea…
  • 10:00PM• Tame Impala
  • 10:55PM• Monarchy
  • 12:00AM• Flogging Molly
Channel 3
  • 4:30PM• The Morning Benders
  • 5:45PM• Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
  • 7:25PM• Interpol – Under Surveillance
  • 8:20PM• Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
  • 12:00AM• Scala & Kolacny Bros
April 16, 2011

Channel 1
  • 4:00PM• Freelance Whales
  • 4:50PM• Erykah Badu
  • 6:05PM• Broken Social Scene
  • 6:55PM• Here We Go Magic
  • 7:40PM• Gogol Bordello
  • 8:30PM• Mumford & Sons
  • 9:25PM• The Swell Season
  • 10:20PM• Bright Eyes
  • 11:20PM• Arcade Fire
Channel 2
  • 4:30PM• Two Door Cinema Club
  • 5:20PM• Cage The Elephant
  • 6:10PM• The Foals
  • 7:00PM• The New Pornographers
  • 7:55PM• The Kills
  • 9:05PM• Big Audio Dynamite
  • 10:05PM• Elbow
  • 11:00PM• Raphael Saadiq
  • 11:55PM• Scissor Sisters
Channel 3
  • 4:00PM• Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybea…
  • 4:55PM• Behind-the-Scenes
  • 5:45PM• Jenny and Johnny
  • 6:35PM• Yelle
  • 7:30PM• Brandt Brauer Frick
  • 8:30PM• ENCORE – Interpol
  • 10:25PM• Empire Of The Sun
  • 11:30PM• ENCORE – Flogging Molly
April 17, 2011

Channel 1
  • 4:00PM• Wiz Khalifa
  • 5:00PM• Nas & Damian Marley
  • 6:10PM• Death from Above 1979
  • 7:25PM• The National
  • 8:30PM• Ratatat
  • 8:55PM• The Strokes
Channel 2
  • 4:00PM• Jack’s Mannequin
  • 4:50PM• Jimmy Eat World
  • 5:55PM• Fistful of Mercy
  • 7:25PM• Duran Duran
  • 8:35PM• Chromeo
  • 9:45PM• PJ Harvey
  • 11:05PM• She Wants Revenge
Channel 3
  • 4:00PM• Angus & Julia Stone
  • 4:45PM• HEALTH
  • 5:35PM• MEN
  • 6:05PM• Best Coast
  • 6:55PM• Foster the People
  • 7:40PM• Ellie Goulding

As I’m typing this post I am watching Arcade Fires’ last song SPRAWL II on YouTube, I love Arcade Fire so much that makes me wanna go to Coachella right now, I know I can’t. Thank you to 5 Gum for making this possible. 5 Gum, the exclusive sponsor of the Coachella live Webcast, set out to bring their fans the best music in the world.

By the way, Arcade Fire is an indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It consists of the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara, and Sarah Neufeld. Arcade Fire came to prominence when they released their debut album Funeral in 2004 to critical acclaim. The band plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin, and hurdy-gurdy.

Their set for today consists of some of my favorites, Month of May, No cars go, Haiti, Sprawl II, etc.

Of course aside from Arcade Fire, early morning, Erykah Badus’ set is also the best! Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps. For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday. She was a core member of the Soulquarians, and is also an actress having appeared in a number of films. In case you still don’t know her, on Sesame Street, she sang “We’re All Friends” with Elmo, Baby Bear, Rosita, and Zoe.

I love her! She played all my favorites!

2 years from now I want to be in Coachella, that time would allow me to save up. :) Haha! I will surely mark my calendar when I promise this!

Since 5 Gum made possible Coachella’s webcast this year, I will surely buy one. Chos! HAHA

Check Coachella’s website for updates.


Belle De Jour

When we visit La Salle last February for a seminar, one of JPMAP’s partner  is Belle De Jour, which is famous for their Pink Planners. Hehe. The gave away planners for extra bibbo students that will ask questions. Nobody is participating, my friends started their kalokohan and ask questions. When the planner was given, everybody was like, “Wow, ang ganda oh. Tanong din tayo.” Kids will always be kids.

Their mission is to craft tools that will help people live out their ultimate life. With Belle de Jour Power Planners, they envision products that empower Filipinos to try, to dare, to experience, to achieve, and to live. This has expanded to creating customized paper and planner products that influence the lifestyle of Filipinos.

Belle de Jour Power Planner is especially made for the Pinay fashionista achievers. The name Belle de Jour meaning “IT Girl” in French lingo, was coined by Darlyn Ty and her friend, Trisha Andres. This has been expanded to define “the modern-day renaissance woman who dares to achieve her goals, lives her dream life, makes a difference in her community, while doing everything in great style”.

I got one because my friends insist me to ask a question so we can all have the same planner. The planner was cute though but I prefer my Velvet Starbucks planner. :) I scanned the whole planner and men it is good! It’s just too pink and kikay for me. The articles, tips, and other stuff made it even better.

You can easily label your to-do-list in a day. And each week you will see inspiring quotations or sayings. Look at the upper right corner of the picture below.

A page of Project Planner is also provided.

Cash flow tracker to help you spend your cash wisely! :)

They also provide pages for you to write your own goals for the year 2011.

For me the best thing with this planner are the articles, tips/advises. I enjoyed reading them in just one seating and forgot that they should be good for one year. Haha

Health Checklist, I badly need this page.

Menstrual tracker is one of the best thing inside! Because I’m too lazy to mark my phone calendar and sometimes I forgot to prepare if i will have my monthly visit. Ugh

When April hits, summer it is! Oh I just love vacation :) And having Vacation planner is a good way to start it off.

Habit tracker?  Haha

Love quotes, inspirational quotes are all over the planner!

And for people who just love discounts and sale like me. The coupon page is just for us!

I love the Ace water Spa coupons! I think I used up all the CoffeeBean coupon. Hehe

The coupons are from store that I know you would love too! They also have coupon for about 6 famous online stores. Which i will be using sooner or later. :)

Photo credits to because my planner has already notes all over it because it’s my official planner and I don’t want to put it here. I’m too shy. Hehe. The planner will cost you around Php 500++. I’m not really sure because it was a reward! I wanted to have one next year but I lost the page where my pin is located so I can activate my membership, too bad. :(

You can check National Book Store and other Bookstores if you wanted to do a post planner. It’s still April, you still have 8 months to fill it up with good thoughts, plans, and experiences! For those people who are too lazy to go to a store, check their website Belle De Jour to order online, it’s free delivery by the way.


I just got my new accessories from Anagon, and i so adore them! :)

Brown retro glasses

Black retro glasses

Here’s who and how to wear them

Lady Gaga

Round sunglasses are become a fashion things now. Still some people called those glasses as Tea-Shade or John Lennon sunglasses. This kind of sunglasses are originated formed with two circular lenses in a wire frames. But now, they can be made in plastic frames with colors. And some of those round sunglasses today are no longer pretend to standard round shape as it in the past. They have changed slightly.

Round frame glasses were first known as “Teashades”. The first time those sunglasses popular can be date back to 1960s. They were be used by many of rockers in that era. But now, lot of prominent members and celebrities like to wear it. For example, you can see the “Gossip Girl” Taylor Momsen frequently wearing classic style round sunglasses.

Combined with some modern elements, round sunglasses today can be varied in different styles and colors. And more lenses types are used to make it such as polarized lenses. This offers more choices for us customers.However, there are lot of stores carry round sunglasses, but they are usually at high price in local store. So many people turn eyes on online stores. We can not deny that online round sunglasses are cheaper than it in local stores. That’s why so many people are into online shopping.

Now that there is a growing fascination with the retro looks and feel, it is common that this new style will seep into the designs of prescription glasses as well. The Retro style has become a fashion statement in recent times, and various graphic arts, movie styles and music are now influenced by the retro aesthetic. The manufacturers of regular prescription glasses, as well the designer brands have now launched their collection of prescription glasses reflecting a distinct retro effect.
Generally, retro glasses have certain shapes and designs which are more favoured to a square, rectangular, heart or diamond shaped face. The round frames have a known effect of making the strict angle of a face appearing much softer. The sharper chin, which is present in the diamond or heart shape faces, is made inconspicuous by the round shaped frames.
Most vintage eyeglass has a round, oval or cat eye shape. This is exactly why you should have a clear understanding of your face type. The six different face structures round, oval, oblong, diamond, square and rectangle have their own sets of attributes and drawbacks. There are different styles of prescription glasses which increase the best features and you should accordingly select the pair of glasses.
A round face can still enjoy the retro look, but with certain changes made to your hair style. The bang style have a reputation of giving an angular edge to your full round face. If you have a short hair, covering half or full of your forehead and do a messy style on your hair will look great with retro glasses. Ladies can apply make-up to enhance the cheekbone as well.
After you have settled on the frame style which you think is appropriate for you, you can check the online stores with their collection of cheap glasses. These online stores have a huge catalogue of prescription glasses with retro styles, and they exhibit a wide range of colour options as well. All you have to do is to select the frame and submit your prescription and the retro pair of cheap glasses can be all yours. If you are looking for option in the vintage sunglasses then Ray ban is undoubtedly the one to go for with their hugely popular aviator series. Irrespective of the style you like, you will find a pair of cheap glasses with a retro style that will add a stylish fashion edge to your looks.

Now go check Anagon and get the cheapest Retro glasses!

Btw, I also bought a wooden cross ring

Aren’t they so cute?! Hmm, i’m a sucker of anything cute.

Ana also gave me this letter ‘J’ keyboard ring as a freebie.

Thank you Anagon :) Till next time!