iPhone: iPint

iPint is an AppStore game. When you download the application from Appstore, it will ask you first if you are over 18 years old. If you are, you can continue with the application. 🙂

First, you’ll play barslide and if you win, you’ll get a virtual beer (Carling brand!) hehehe.

There are 3 modes of the game: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced. The difference between the 3 modes is how the table is shaped. For beginner, it’s just rectangle. For Intermediate, it’s slightly curved and for Advanced, It’s Zig-Zaggy.

In order to play, you’ll slide the pint to your friend at the other side of the bar. You’ll have to tilt your phone to control the direction of the pint.

All you have to do is to slide the pint to the other side and avoid obstacles and also avoid falling off the bar.

When you were able to give the pint to your friend, you’ll have your own pint and you can somewhat drink it virtually ehehhe 🙂

This application is available in iTunes via AppStore for FREE.

Here is the official product page.

How to Unlock & Jailbreak your iPhone using Pwnage Tool

Ever since Apple released Firmware 2.0 & App Store for Apple iPhone. I’ve been really eager to upgrade but since Philippines is not yet supported that time. All I needed to do is just wait for iPhone Dev Team to release their new version of Pwnage tool.

For the past weeks, I’ve been visiting their blog for at least 5 times a day. Just to be able to get new updates of their tool. Check it out here.

I believe a lot of people would need a tutorial on how to use this amazing tool. So I’m here blogging about it 🙂

Be sure to do the following first:

  • Download the ff.:
  • Pwnage 2.02 (here)
  • Bootloaders 3.9 & 4.6 (here)
  • Download the newest firmware, do remember to use iTunes. Choose Download only. Pwnage will find the firmware automatically when you do this. It saves you time in finding the right firmware on the net.

So now you have firmware 2.x on your iphone and it’s now locked.

It’s time to brace yourself for firmware 2.x on your iphone wohoo! 🙂

  • Open Pwnage Tool 2.02, Select Simple Mode then Select Your Device.
  • Click Next and Pwnage will find the firmware automatically from your iTunes Folder. Choose it then click Next.

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  • Select No on this screen.
  • Select Yes here and find the Bootloader 3.9 file on your computer.

  • Select No on this screen.
  • Select Yes here and find the Bootloader 4.6 file on your computer.
  • Select Yes on this screen.
  • If you have a legit AT&T account, select yes here. If not, select No.
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  • The tool will now create your custom firmware.
  • It will prompt you to enter your computer password, enter it.
  • Just select No here to be safe.
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  • Follow the instructions exactly on how it is written, it’s very simple 🙂
  • When your iPhone enters into DFU mode successfully, you’ll see this screen.
  • Close Pwnage Tool and go to your iTunes.
  • Option Click Restore and find the custom firmware on your computer (the one made by Pwnage).

Congratulations, we’ve done it! 🙂

Please do note that I’m using a Mac. So this tutorial is very useful for Mac users.

If you’re a windows user, you might want to just search for a custom firmware 2.0.1 for Windows users 🙂 Once you have the firmware ready, you’ll need to reset & restore your iPhone into factory settings (tutorial I made for that is found here). Lastly in your iTunes, option-click restore & find the custom firmware on your computer and you’re done! 🙂

Asahi IO-6069 Remote Control Stand Fan

I bought this electric fan sometime last week. I never thought that there’s already a remote control fan available in the market. So when i was able to see it in the store, I was like… wow! Nice, we can have remote-control fan & we can also set the timer! Major coolness!!! 🙂

It’s pretty easy to use as well.

Here is the box.

and here is the fan assembled.

and here is the amazing remote control, hehehe.

Just to give you an idea on what this fan can offer.

There are 5 major areas here:

  • Speed – Controls the settings of the fan (Low, Medium & High), I always set this up at Medium but sometimes high since Philippines weather is hot, hot, hot!
  • Mode – Air selection (Normal, Breeze, Sleep & Automatic). I usually just choose normal here hehehe.
  • Ion – this lets the fan emit negative ions to clean the surrounding air. This is a nice feature, I always turn this on.
  • Oscillate – you can control the operation (horizontal, vertical, infinity). It is really amazing seeing the fan just follow whatever you press in the remote. When you click horizontal, it goes side to side. When you choose vertical, it goes up and down. And when you choose infinity, it just moves into a shape of infinity. hahahaa really, it’s really cool watching it .
  • Timer – You can set the timer till 9 hours. This I might use when I’m getting ready to work so I don’t have to worry about shutting it down hehhe.

I can’t believe I’m liking or even blogging about an electric fan. I guess technology is really progressing fast!


Dinner at The Sizzlin’ Pepper Steak

The Sizzlin’ Pepper Steak
Level M1 Trinoma Mall, Edsa corner North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines
(02) 916-7040

I had dinner with Anna & Mariel at the Sizzlin’ Pepper Steak located at Trinoma Mall.
This is kinda similar with Pepper Lunch (@Rockwell).

I really thought that they are 2 similar restaurants with different names. I was kinda surprised to find out that Sizzlin’ Pepper Steak is a LOT cheaper!

The concept is a little similar. They will serve your food in a sizzling plate and you will need to cook your food ASAP by flipping the beef/pork/seafood just to make sure both sides are cooked.

The taste is good and the price is pricey. I somewhat feel that the taste is just normal, it’s like an upgraded version of Mongolian.

Here are our orders:

  • Pork Pepper Rice (Php 155.00)
  • Beef Pepper Rice (Php 185.00)
  • Tiramisu (Php 175.oo) – Well all I can say that this restaurant is not a dessert place. You might just get your desserts on other establishment. The cake slice was actually kept in the freezer, so the cake was not soft as we usually expect Tiramisu to be.

And before I forget, when you see your order coming. Be sure to remove your stuffs from the table as it will really get oily!!! 😛

Samsung 32” LA32A550P1F Series 5 HD LCD TV

Samsung LN40A550P

The Sony Trinitron and the Sanyo TV in our house failed on us already. Both TVs has their picture tubes broken. Since watching TV is part of my everyday life, I’ll need to purchase a new television.

Since LCD TVs are very popular these days, I felt that buying another CRT TV is just a waste of money. So I decided to get LCD TV for myself.

1st thing I thought of is the size of the TV… I went for 32″ (not too small and not too big).

2nd thing is the brand.. the most popular one is Sony… then one time, I saw the LG scarlet on one of the malls, I was like… wow this looks soooo nice!! Then I went to search for review for the product and was sad to see bad reviews… I searched for 32″ LCD TVs with good reviews, that’s where I decided to get the Samsung 🙂

3rd thing is where to buy…. I went to Anson’s, Abenson’s, Western, Automatic Center, Theaterworks, etc.. The price apparently is Php 59,900.00 except for Theaterworks which has the price of Php 51,000.00. I initially thought that Theaterworks is closing so they are selling the TVs at that price. I was about to get it already today. When I went to another shop, I learned that Theaterworks is not recognized by Samsung (I didn’t bother checking anymore). So just in case I need to repair my TV, Samsung won’t recognize and repair it. According to my source, theaterworks got those TVs directly from Hongkong (grey market). So it’s not safe for people to buy from them. I was worried and informed Theaterworks that I’m not getting the unit from them anymore and told them I got a better deal. I decided to buy the TV from a well-known appliances shop.


I was really amazed on how big the TV is… I was so used to watching 21″ TVs that I felt that the 32″ TV is too big for me hehehe 😛

I also bought a Home Theater (Samsung HT-Z210) for Php 5,000.00


Here’s my current setup:


Setting up the TV was a pain .. literally… it took me 10 hours just to finish setting it up. The shop advised me to just ask a samsung personnel to come over at my house to do it as ALL their customers does that… I just can’t wait anymore so I decided to just go through the manual and the samsung website just to get information on how to set it up correctly.

So here are what I learned so you won’t commit the same mistakes I did:
How to perform a factory reset

      1. With the TV on, press the Exit button for 10 seconds
      2. Factory Reset screen warning message will come up.
      3. If you want to continue reset (you will lose all changed settings), click OK. Otherwise, click cancel.
      4. After the TV completes the factory reset, it will automatically power itself off.
      5. The next time you open your TV, the plug and play screen will come up.

      Automatic tuning to search for available channels (just remember to put America as your region – DON’T put Asia, it will not work!!!)

      After I finish tuning the TV, I organized all my channels so it will be easy for me to change channels, so here’s my channel lineup:

      0 – Zoe (5)
      1 – NBN 4 (6)
      2 – Abs-Cbn (8)
      3 – ABC 5 (10)
      4 – Sky Sked (11)
      5 – Gma 7 (12)
      6 – Shop TV (13)
      7 – crime/suspense (14)
      8 – IBC 13 (15)
      9 – ETC (16)
      10 – Studio 23 (17)
      11 – Net 25 (18)
      12 – 2nd Ave (19)
      13 – Gem TV (20)
      14 – UNTV (21)
      15 – INC (22)
      16 – Myx (23)
      17 – Qtv (24)
      18 – Platinum Preview (25)
      19 – Teleradyo (26)
      20 – ANC (27)
      21 – CNN (28)
      22 – BBC World (29)
      23 – Bloomberg (30)
      24 – ESPN (31)
      25 – Star Sports (32)
      26 – My Sky (33)
      27 – Balls (34)
      28 – AXN Beyond (35)
      29 – National Geographic (41)
      30 – Knowledge Channel (42)
      31 – Cartoon Network (43)
      32 – Hero TV (44)
      33 – Nickelodeon (45)
      34 – Animax (46)
      35 – Disney Channel (47)
      36 – Star World (48)
      37 – AXN (49)
      38 – Fox Crime (50)
      39 – Maxx (51)
      40 – Lifestyle Network (52)
      41 – Velvet (53)
      42 – HBO (54)
      43 – Star Movies (55)
      44 – Cinema One (56)
      45 – MTV (57)
      46 – Asian Food Channel (58)
      47 – TCT Network (59)
      48 – EWTN (60)
      49 – Da-Ai (61)
      50 – CEC (62)
      51 – GxTV (63)
      52 – Cube TV (67)
      53 – C-Span Worldnet (71)
      54 – Deutsche Welle (72)
      55 – TV Espanol (73)
      56 – TV5 France (74)
      57 – KBS (75)
      58 – Makisig (76)
      59 – Saudi 1 (77)
      60 – NHK (78)
      61 – Channel News Asia (79)
      62 – Makisig (82)
      63 – ACQ-KBN 39 (95)
      64 – 3 ABN 45 (96)
      65 – Living Asia (99)

      Overall, I’m pleased but I can’t seem to make good use of the features of this amazing TV as our cable is still analog and I don’t have a PS3 hehehe 😛