SM City Calamba Grand Opening

Alright, so here’s the second part of the SM Calamba Craze. The ribbon cutting was 10am; I have a work so I don’t have the chance to be there. It caused a lot of traffic jam in the area and South Luzon express way as well. Some updates in Facebook shows people swarming the mall.

SM City Calamba

It’s almost 8pm when I got here, of course because of the traffic jam. Hoping that the craze is over but am wrong with that assumption as more and more people is coming. The streets is also full of litter and people almost bumping to each other. Pedestrians are rerouted in the mall area to make way for the  vehicles.

SM City Calamba

Some have cameras shooting inside the mall, am still cautious as the guards are looking at me. I have a big bag for the camera so I took some snap and leave the area.

There’s still a lot of vacant spaces for leasing so if you’re interested you can call the leasing department at (049) 530-0062 local 537

SM City Calamba

With this number of people, its hard to find a place to eat that WalterMart got some of the customers. It took me some time to find a seat in McDonalds but it’s worth the wait, a got a free meal so I’m going back to claim it. The mall is offering free Wifi so don’t forget to bring your gadgets. That’s it for now, you can leave your comments for this SM Calamba Craze or go shopping!

Sun Cellular Unlimited Mobile Surfing with Facebook Zero

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You can now connect with your friends on Facebook using Sun Cellular WAP service on your mobile phones. Facebook collaborated with mobile operators around the world, people can access 0.facebook.com without data charges. This Includes all the standard features, users can update their status, view their News Feed, like or comment on posts, send and reply to messages, or write on their friends’ Wall just as they do on Facebook.com. They made it FAST and FREE so grab that phone and follow this steps.

  • Activate your GPRS and configure your handset by texting activate to 2300 for FREE.
  • Choose Sun WAP as your access point.
  • Go to http://wap.suncellular.com.ph and click the Facebook Zero link.

Facebook Zero is a free text-only mobile version of Facebook. Standard browsing rates of Php10 for 30 minutes will apply when viewing photos or external links. Prepaid users is not required to have any maintaining balance to use the service. If you have any questions you can call the customer service by dialing 200 to your Sun mobile phone or their hotline (02) 395-800. Though I find the website http://www.suncellular.com.ph usability a bit disappointing as I have to wait for the slideshow and hit the print screen button just to read the instructions.

SM City Calamba Opening Soon

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Shopping addicts hold your patience as your much awaited SM in Calamba City Laguna will have its grand opening on October 15, 2010 on a payday. I don’t have the list of stores right now, except for McDonald’s that I have a ticket for on its opening day. It’s a meal ticket of some sort of coupon where I would have a chance to win another meal. BPI and SM City Calamba SM City Calamba

Would it really be a big day? If so, prepare yourselves for a chain of traffic jams and a busier crowd loitering around. Hope it won’t be a mess like the one when SM San Pablo opened. See you there!

Modular Carrying System For Photographers

“In 1998, Lowepro launched the Street and Field™ system for professional photographers. Today, in the fast-paced, media-gathering environment, pro shooters require increased versatility and instant access.”

Photographic equipment that is needed for field, photographers will worry no more with this modular carrying system.  It’s like a full battle gear accessories designed for mobility like wedding and sports photographers. Watching this video would give you some idea building your own kit.

The official distributor of Lowepro in the Philippines is Vet Specialists, Inc. Consumer Product Division and some stores in Hidalgo Quiapo Manila also have this brand like Henry’s Camera Photo Supply.

Mozilla Philippines Joins The Y4IT 2010

The biggest IT conference in the country yet, the Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology (Y4iT) 2010, had 19, 772 registered delegates; and Mozilla Philippines was one of its exhibitors. A call for all Mozilla Student Reps to join the 4 day event was made days before it but most of them are too busy in their academics to come. Joell and I decided to join on the 3rd day with Regnard, the community leader of Mozilla in the Philippines.

We started to roll by 6:30am from Calamba, Laguna by bus going to Diliman. We noticed an unusual entrance going to UP Diliman, it was like an alley that we have to walk through a bit. We asked for some directions from students on how to go to the UP Theater from that point. Even Joell was looking at a map on his phone. One UP jeep with an ikot signage was waiting for some passengers, we asked if he can drop us at the UP Theater but he said that it’s just a few walk up on that block. So we just walked and asked anyone who passes by for directions, then we finally made it. We need to set up the booth at the Bahay ng Alumni with our Firefox tarp and net book for registration. A lot of the delegates were visiting our booth. They even have to wait in line when Regnard arrived by 10:30 with additional tarp and swags.

It’s just a small booth and we can feel the heat. Even if the venue was not air-conditioned, it didn’t stop the delegates to register in our booth. Lunch time with pasta and bottomless iced tea was served to give us some relief. We got a chance to talk about the materials needed for a booth set up for our school road show. By 2:15 we had to cut the registration to be with Regnard in the other building where he will speak about the open web. The crowd was off their seats to grab some swags that Regnard was throwing at them before he started, some sort of ice breaker. The talk was brief and gave a lot of ideas about other alternatives in using the technology of open web. The audience was responsive that they asked a lot of questions during the open forum.

Then we’re back again at the booth to continue the registration and after the day, we got more than 200 of registrations. With their emails, we can use those to contact them for our school road shows. A lot of the delegates showed their interest to make a contribution in spreading Firefox. Even the teachers and a member of a foundation showed interest to know more about the Mozilla Philippines.

It was a fruitful day for us being part of such big event. Big thanks to Myra Siason, one of the event organizers and also a Firefox volunteer, for visiting our booth. I am hoping that more Firefox volunteers will join the next Y4IT. See you Guys!