Friday, July 20, 2007

Macromedia Training

I attended the workshop on HTML at the Kodak Bldg. in Makati yesterday and it turned out to be very informative. We were only 5 in the class, plus the teacher, Datu Arellano (yes, the visual artist and great-grandson of painter Juan Arellano). It was a hands-on workshop with many tips and tricks on HTML, XHTML, CSS and even Dreamweaver CS3. I wont go into the details of the workshop but rest assured that any workshop or course conducted by PCCI (Philippine Center for Creative Imaging) is definitely worth the fee. They also offer courses on Adobe Flash, CorellDraw, Photography, and many many others. For those who wish to know about their courses, workshops and schedules, please visit

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


The person who a year ago tried to pass herself off as one of my contacts here in multiply has reared his/her ugly head again, and this time she's calling heerself Goddess and her "loyal followers", disciples. Wow! talk about cult culture in the RP. Amelia Ng, or so she calls herself, is active once more and i was tipped off by a "concerned citizen" about her recent activity. TI decided to join her Yahoo Group to investigate. I guess i was found out because the next day they closed the group and she required all her old members to submit pics and personal info. I've written about these impostors on the web, be it friendster, myspce, multiply etc. Sure, i agree with buwayaman of philippines for men, this may not be in league as phishing, but it is virtually the same. Someone uses your pictures to lure men (and even women) to view your site and entice them to send you money or call cards in exchange for a promise of a sex eyeball. Poor person in the picture! A victim without even realizing it.

Recently, i heard that even the great Thespian Master Tony Mabesa has not been spared from these impostors. Someone opened a friendster account in friendster using Tony's name. I havent seen the site myself but have heard from others that the fake Mabesa friendster account has some libelous content.

So a fair warning to our friends on Multiply: BEWARE. You dont know who may grab your photos and claim it as theirs. You might wake up one day and find out your the "reyna ng haliparot". Hala.

Monday, July 09, 2007

BCIS Launches podcasts

The Banares Clan Information Service (BCIS) recently launched its podcast programs which you can access via The podcasts were made possible following the repair of the BCIS' laptop's mic input slot. So far, BCIS has several programs already on air: FAMILIA JOURNAL ON AIR, BALITANG PINOY, GLOBAL NEWS TODAY, and THE SUNDAY SHOW (Livelihood show). This week BCIS will air MIDDLE EAST NEWS. This is the start of BCIS' globalization. Truly, BCIS is in service of the clan worldwide.