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Thursday, December 01, 2005

more chickens

Speaking of chickens, here's a pic of Sam at a kiddie party she went to at KFC while I was covering the World Cyber Games 2005 Grand Final in Singapore.

They grow up so fast, don't they?

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the sky is falling

Here's Sam posing with Chicken Little.

We watched the movie yesterday after Sam's entrance exam and had a great time. "Chicken Little" is a hilarious movie, no doubt about it, but in a frantic and senseless way.

I don't want to overanalyze 'coz Sam loved it and we enjoyed it while we were watching it, but don't see it if you're expecting something like Pixar's "Finding Nemo," "The Incredibles" or "Toy Story." But hey, "Chicken Little" is way better than "Shark Tale."

Think of "Chicken Little" more as "Lilo and Stitch" -- you'd hardly consider that a classic, but it was fun while it lasted.

The characters are likeable enough, though. My fave has to be Fish out of Water. Yup, Fish rules!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

getting ready for big school

Sam is taking her entrance exam today at one of our Catholic schools for girls, as she will be going to "big school" for Kinder-1.

Sometimes I can't believe she's growing up so fast. Seems it was only yesterday when I was cradling a tiny baby in my arms.

Go, Sam! I'm so proud of you.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Just got back from Mumbai yesterday afternoon.

To Jennifer, thanks for visiting my blog. Couldn't post the Tong-its URL on the tagboard 'coz it's too long, but you can check out the article here.

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Sunday, November 27, 2005

magical mumbai

Mumbai is the world's second biggest city, and you have to be here to truly appreciate that statement.

I've always dreamed of going to India since I was a kid since I've always seen India as a magical place, so this trip to Mumbai to be a guest speaker at the R. A.G. E. (Reviews and Gaming Essentials) Gaming Awards and Expo; launch the Indian chapter of the Asian Gaming Journalists Association; and record a podcast with IBM has simply been amazing.

The people are wonderful and the city is a whole world waiting to be discovered.

I'll be blogging more about it when I get back, but right now I have to prepare for my presentation for the seminar. By the way, Mumbai is two-and-a-half hours behind Manila time, so it's actually just 9: 13 a.m. Sunday here.

Thanks to Mihir, Milind and the Rage Team for inviting me; Nick and Quentin of IBM for bringing me to India; and Ramesh of IBM for introducing me to some of the players in the Indian gaming industry.

Sometimes all this seems like a dream, and it's hard to imagine that AGJA is only seven months old.

Then again, as I told the audience when I presented an award and gave a brief speech at the R.A.G.E. Awards night on Nov. 25, reality begins as a dream.

What's important is to believe in your dream, and do something to make it come true.

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