A little more than a year after our very first Manila Bay dinner cruise, my wife and I were invited by Ms. Aileen Ng of Pirmi Travel Services to revisit this wonderful attraction and to enjoy the improvements and upgrades they’ve added.
And so, here we are again!
I’d like to thank Pirmi Travel for this really wonderful treat! What was already great back then has become way better. We had tons of fun. A must try for everyone… especially love birds. :)
Here is a video I made featuring this recent dinner cruise. Enjoy! :)
Congratulations to the first ever winner of the “Chuckie Giveaway” (#chuckiegiveaway), Ma. Prescilla C. Ubaldo (@ellaubaldo), who won an awesome Globe Tattoo 4G Prepaid Broadband Player Stick.
Here is a video of me meeting up with Ella (that’s her nick name!) in Makati City so I could personally hand over the prize to her.
Some of you probably still remember the group, “Two Minds Crack”… the band that performed the New Wave hit song, “Upside Down”, back in the early 80s.
A band I used to co-manage years back named, “Candles”, did an awesome remake of this hit single. This particular version was included in the group’s debut album which came out during the last quarter of 2006 under Viva Records. Long before 6CycleMind’s version was ever released.
When I first featured the song on my old blog years back, I got a surprise visit by Two Minds Crack band member, Kevin Jones! He actually left a short comment below my post commending the band on how well he thought the remake was done. His message was as follows:
“Hi, I was the lead singer/guitarist in Two Minds Crack and I wrote Upside Down – I really enjoyed the Candles version – keep up the good work!!”
A few weeks after that, I got another message on the same post… but this time it came from Two Minds Crack co-member, Pete Martin! His message:
“Greetings Candles…loved the version of Upside Down. Don’t listen to Kevin Jones…. I wrote upside down…. I was guitarist and keyboard player in Two Minds Crack… that Jones fella gets everywhere! Joking aside, we wrote that and first recorded it back in 1983 ish, the finished version being released on The Victory Parade album in 1986. We didn’t find out until the 90’s that it was a big hit over there which was a shame cos to be sure we would have come out and played some gigs. It’s a big thrill to hear someone cover one of your tracks believe me. Keep rocking in the free world son…..and at least you got Kev’s words correct !!! Pete.”
Hahaha… I was particularly amused by his last words (“and at least you got Kev’s words correct!!!”) coz I also found out that Pete was well aware of 6CycleMind’s version. And listening closely to their own rendition of the 80s New Wave classic, you’ll notice that there is quite a number of inaccurate lyrics in it.
It’s a shame Candles disbanded so early in their careers… but things like these do happen. Oh well… I guess that’s that.
I suppose it’s only appropriate that I feature Candles’ version of “Upside Down” for everyone to enjoy. So… without further ado…
It gets even better when you actually know the people you engage with on a personal level. That’s what tweetups are for. It gives everyone the opportunity to know more about the people you chat with beyond what their profile pics will ever reveal.
I’ve been to quite a number of tweetups already and every one of ’em has been a blast!
It may be intimidating for others to not know anyone at first but don’t let nerves get the best of you. Just keep in mind that everyone attending a tweetup has at one time or another been an uneasy stranger during his/her first attendance. Don’t fret! People are extra friendly and accommodating. Believe me, hanging out on Twitter after being in one of these tweetups makes the experience of being online extra fun and more enjoyable.
Tweetups are also awesome “networking” opportunities – explore business openings, find sideline jobs, heck… even discover your long lost soulmate in the process!
Just come… Come for curiosity’s sake… stay for the fun.
That being said… get ready for a major tweetup on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 4:00PM!
It’ll be BIG! It’ll be FUN! And it’ll be WONDERFUL!
Everyone will be here… know tweeps from all walks of life and be surprised by how many friends you’ll make before the night is through.
Mark the date, tweeps – It happens this Saturday, June 30, 2012. Tower One & Exchange Plaza Fountain Area, Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. The venue is impossible to miss… since it’s open-air, the place can be seen along Ayala Avenue.
Here’s a map to guide you to the place in case you’re not familiar with Makati or easily get confused (just like me!):
Be one with your fellow tweeps on Social Media Day and know why we are the Social Media Capital of the world. See ya, guys!
Invite all your friends! When tweeting about it, use the hashtag “#SocialMediaCapital”
Together with my wife and son, I recently had my annual flu shot. My daughter, Ella, was supposed to be with us but she wasn’t feeling too well so her shot has to be rescheduled.
The process was quick and easy although it made my arm ache the remainder of that day. Oh well… small price to pay for a year’s worth of flu protection.
I was able to video my son while he was receiving his shot. Enjoy the video.
Brave kid. If only I was like him when I was his age. LOL!