Saturday, July 9, 2011

SPOTTED: Filipino Hogwarts Graduate, Harry Paterno


Hey guys, I was browsing  photos online when I saw this. Lol! Friends, meet Harry Paterno. He recently graduated from Hogwarts, earning a  Bachelor Degree in Herbal Magic. This photo is EPIC!

Even the motorcycle guy's expressions are epidemic and magnifico! And the broomstick... bwahahahaha! This will surely trend in the few days left before the last movie franchise of JK Rowling's HP, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, ends with a bang. I wonder where Voldemort went during the shoot. Lol.

SPOTTED: Paolo Kimpoy Feliciano, Pinoy Banats

The girls, who have already seen him in the video below, adore him and his definite sense of humor.

In fact, their love for their idol is so immense, a lot of Facebook fan pages of Paolo Kimpoy Feliciano have popped out of nowhere. And they're really counting!

So, wanna know who this guy is? Check out his video on Hi Miss... Pinoy Banats:

Video Courtesy: kimpoy06pao

Truly, you are one lucky boy-next-door, Paolo. :) Girls, meet Paolo Feliciano, the rising Filipino Youtube star, who will depose me from my throne of best looks and humor, from New Zealand. Lol. For sure, you're gonna get big publicity Pao. (Thank me! Lol, kidding aside.)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon recycled scenes from The Island

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

Some say the animation's really new and state-of-the-art; others say, the story's a crap. Michael Bay's 3rd Transformers movie, entitled Transformers: Dark of the Moon, has already earned a gross of $162.125 million.

The effects may have caused a bigger interest from young movie-goers, but whosoever director have not had the idea of recycling old movie scenes to incorporate in a new, breath-taking film.

Yes, Michael Bay did that. He recycled some of the past scenes of his old movies.

Here's a video from The Island which can also be seen from the new film franchise.

The reuse of the footage was mainly due to an unfinished scene, brought about by an accident which left an extra paralyzed. Talking about laziness, it is not, since he was only making the best with what he had. Impressive.

Google launches rival to Facebook

Google entered into the Facebook-dominated social networking world with its release of the Google+ network. Some of my friends have already tried testing Google+ by invitation; there was a positive feedback from them. More likely, Google will succeed in challenging Facebook in the battle for social network supremacy, but it will take a very long time before it will be able to steal a large portion of the Facebook users unless it makes more innovative applications and raises its privacy measures, something every user wants to be assured of.

"Google+ project will feature social circles (+Circles) which allow users to "selectively share with specific groups within their personal network, rather than sharing with all their social connections at once. Other features of Google+ project will include the ability to video chatin groups, display interests, share content on the go, and other options/features that are similar to Facebook and other pre-existing networks."

The way Google packages its social network is one thing to look forward. We'll see in the coming months how more online users will respond to this new wave of networking. Google took risk, and the fight is yet to come.

It will surely be a long way; Google better make "like"-resembling add-ons.

University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University make it to top 50 best English-speaking schools in the world

According to the latest list released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), University of the Philippines (UP) ranked 34th in the Top 50 Best English-teaching schools in the world.

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) also got in at the 2011 World University Rankings, ranked 35th.

Moreover, two other Philippine schools were included in the top 150 list. De La Salle University (DLSU) is made it into the 51-100 bracket while University of Santo Tomas (UST) is at the 101-150 bracket.

Topping the list is Harvard University of the United States followed by two British schools, University of Oxford (2nd) and University of Cambridge (3rd).

National University of Singapore (NUS) ranked best among Asian schools in the 2011 list ranking at no. 16; this is followed by Peking University in China at no. 19, and the Univeristy of Tokyo in Japan at no. 20.

The list can be seen here.