Video: What you have missed in PIMS 2016

The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc (CAMPI) held the 6th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS 2016) at the World Trade Center – Manila from 14 to 18 September 2016.

It culminated last weekend, and if you missed it, well, I guess you will just have to get by with this video:

We were disappointed that Subaru and Ford did not take part in this motor show, though. We were looking forward to check out the new Subaru XV and Ford Escape.

COL Financial and Bank Charges

This is disappointing news for COL Financial subscribers/account holders. It appears that when you transfer funds to your COL Financial account via bank transfers, bank charges will now apply.

This is because transferring funds to COL Financial for your further stock transactions are treated like bills payment, thus the fee. And starting this year, COL Financial refused to subsidize them. See notice below:

COL Financial Bank Charges notice.

COL Financial Bank Charges notice.


With the stiff competition in the stock brokerage business, I don’t think this is a good move by COL Financial. They better offer more value added services in order to stop account holders from moving elsewhere.

Samsung Gear S3

Samsung announced the Gear S3, and I think it’s gorgeous:


Obviously, the first thought with a Samsung wearable is that it is designed to go with their Andoid-based smartphones even though this one has LTE, GPS and a reported 4-day battery life.

But this time, they work with iOS…

LTE + GPS + 4-Day Battery + iOS? I’m sold! Now, be gentle on the pricing.

Pokemon Gone


On Android Authority’s “Pokemon Go fever is dying off“:

Well, it was fun while it lasted, but the latest data seems to indicate that the latest poke-craze is already on its way out. A variety of app and market intelligence firms are reporting that Pokemon Go usership is starting to fade away.

That’s what happens when people already had enough Rattatas, Spearows, and Pidgeys.

The iPhone experience is beyond specs sheets


I was at the mall yesterday and I was looking through the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on display. Personally, I found it so gorgeous that I kept thinking to myself how come I’m still sticking with the iPhone when the Samsung Galaxy series of phones (and even Android for that matter) have gone a long way since I last owned a Samsung Galaxy S2.

But then, later in the evening, I found this video: Continue reading



Troll /trōl/
noun: troll; plural noun: trolls
Digital Technology. Informal.

  1. A person who posts inflammatory or inappropriate messages or comments online for the purpose of upsetting other users and provoking a response.
  2. One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.

This is probably a rant post, which I veer away from posting on this site. But I really need to get this out of my system right now.

Trolls are so abound the internet, may they be in pages and/or topics such as politics, motoring, games, gadgets, and now even chess.

There are rumored cases of paid trolls, and there are also cases of just plain stupid people with nothing else to do worthwhile.

Improvements Needed in Pokemon Go

Chris Chavez on Phandroid writes:

Let’s face it. Pokemon Go runs like absolute crap, no matter which quadruple penta-core device it’s been installed on. While it could have something to do with battery savings, we think it’s simply just lazy coding. If you’ve been playing on a recent Snapdragon 820 powered Android device, trust me when I say you don’t even want to see this thing running on 2015 hardware. It’s just plain sad.

My iPhone 6s Plus is a 2015 hardware, it’s nowhere near today’s standards of octa-core CPUs, but Pokemon Go is running fine on this device! O wait, no, this is not another iPhone vs. Android post?!

So just head over to Phandroid to check out their Pokemon Go 18 Biggest Changes Wishlist.

The Iloilo Aerial View Story

Helicam Philippines, an Iloilo-based aerial photography and video production company, put up a video that showcases the attractions in Iloilo and Guimaras.

Check out the colorful and eco-friendly environment, and the timeless culture and heritage that is Iloilo in the video that follow:

Check out Helicam Philippines’ Vimeo and Facebook pages to watch more aerial footages of Iloilo.