i just sold my cr series sony vaio laptop days ago before i went for days off for i was wanting a new one.  before i handed it to my buyer i took some pictures so i can let people who are planning to get their laptop “gmasked” have an idea on how it’ll look like after almost a year and a half.

 actually it was still in good shape.

the film on the sides of the pad still intact. 

here you can notice part of the film fraying.

same on the corners of the unit.

part near the speakers.

i think the film really protected the laptop from scratches and dust, and i had that laptop for almost a year and it took care of it.

technological fasting


the church is urging catholics to give up texting for lent, they were actually asking to give up technology.  that includes television, ipods and the internet – for six holy guacamole weeks!

i . . . can’t . . . do . . . it!

must-have later


i’m waiting patiently for the price of this thing to get lower.  so, nearly four months since it was launched in the philippines, it is now $100.00 cheaper – if purchased as a prepaid kit.  pretty much expensive for a phone that will cost you about $900.00.  so until i still feel that it is a rip off, the iphone 3g stays on rob’s wishlist.


here’s a screen shot i got from the web of the iphone 3g plan pricing in my home country:

as of now the exchange rate of 1usd = 44.6 php.  now let’s do the math: the freaking iphone 3g 16gb will cost almost a thousand –  yes, a thousand dollars for the prepaid kit!  goodness.  what-the-fuck were they thinking?!  my mouth just went agape when i saw this pricing scheme.  it’s just . . crazy.  but crazy as it is, iphone 3g will still sell in the philippines but for me, this is a crappy no-no.  fuck it.

the clone

spot the difference . .

to an untrained eye, both are ‘almost’ identical.  it may look the same on the exterior but the cloned phone itself is not that of quality as expected.  there are consumers around the world who have been fooled into buying these cloned phones from china or korea for most people cannot tell the difference.  i have read that there are 8 nokia n95 clones circling the market now in different levels of detail, so be very careful as a buyer. 

you might think you got a good deal if you buy a clone, but think again.  at the first place why would someone buy a ‘fake’ ?  to deceive or to promote counterfeiting?  and is it worth it?  as for me, i would rather have an outdated phone which is genuine than sporting a cloned one.


sensory replays on 3g . .

we do not have a mobile phone signal here in our location . . so either the phone will work as a handy web browser or an irritating alarm clock!  lol!

gmask protect thee

i purchased a new sony vaio laptop last april and when i was on days off, i got it gmasked (on which i first read about from a friend’s blog) . . it protects a gadget like a laptop or a mobile phone from nasty scratches, liquid spills, weather and sweat.  only thing is the original “black matte” color of my vaio was changed into a “lustrous black”. 

gmask’s wafer-thin protective film is from japan and its outlets are available internationally.  check out below my gmasked laptop..

if you wouldn’t look closer, it’s actually unnoticeable . .