Friday, August 19, 2016

10+ Tech Life Hacks

Here are some random tech life hacks that I've gathered from my experience with electronics and my dad's experiences as well. There could be more, but this is what I've listed down so far.

1. Use computer speakers to power up your China-made LCD or LED TV's garbled audio quality.

2. Use WiFi instead of mobile data when possible to save battery life.

3. If you're a passenger, only turn on your Pokemon GO when the traffic moves slowly. This is especially true if you want your steps to be counted for your incubated egg.

4. As much as possible, never purchase electronics online, unless it's a big and reliable brand with a nearby service center or reputable warranty guidelines.

5. Don't be fooled by "international brands". Some brands may sell "USA-brand" but it's just a name - dad says most of them have China parts, which are particularly flimsy most of the time, unless you buy something of a higher price.

6. If you have a vehicle battery that's faulty, you can use that for a home-based solar energy system.

7. If you just bought something, test it right away when you get home so you can avail the warranty right away and you'll be in good faith with the seller.

8. If the repair personnel gives you a high price for repairing your phone or gadget, look around instead - there may be cheaper phones around your vicinity at the same price of the repair, instead of getting your phone repaired.

9. Research on forums if you think your gadget's problems can be solved with just a few tweaks instead of going to a repair shop or service center right away.

10. Just like doctors, repairmen will always charge you with an inspecting fee because you used their knowledge base, so always ready your budget.

11. Don't buy, subscribe or commit to something you can't fully commit to. This includes online subscriptions, expensive gadgets, high-end vehicles and internet bills.

12. Use game emulators if you can't afford consoles.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Coincidences and Shakespeare: Imagine You & Me (Movie Review)

As a gift to my mom for her 56th birthday, this July 13, 2016 (which is exactly her birthday), I've decided to treat her and some family members to the much-anticipated movie of the year: "Imagine You & Me" starring AlDub, comprised of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza (Yaya Dub).

Compared to their half-baked MMFF 2015 entry (that probably ended up like that due to time constraints), here's what I had to say about the movie (without spoiling, of course).

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

5 Big Problems with Pokemon Go (on Poor Countries like the Philippines)

Just last July 6, 2016, the much-awaited Pokemon Go mobile app was released. It's just like those Xperia Augmented Reality camera apps that are built-in with my phone - except it's Pokemon. Of course, since me and my friend (who is extremely knowledgeable with Pokemon) are currently in throwback mode with LeafGreen/FireRed and HeartGold/SoulSilver, we decided to check it out.

Because our country, the Philippines, don't have a good WiFi connection nor is the app even available to our country yet, here are some of the problems that I noticed, and what I would like our government, ISPs and Niatntic to do:

Monday, June 20, 2016

Dreamception! Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 6 (DHMIS6) Review!

Finally, at long last, the curtain ends for the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared series, which ran about 2 years in the making (whoops actually since 2011 or earlier) of 6 episodes. The final episode, Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 6 (DHMIS6) is finally out. I'm telling you - there are a LOT of interesting things here.

And now, here's my review:

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tatlong Bibe (3 Ducks) in 18 Genres of Music

Since everyone is remaking the "Tatlong Bibe" (3 Ducks) Filipino nursery rhyme out of complete randomness, I've decided to do my own version, featuring 18 various music genres. Check it out:

Genres include:

1. Music Box / Orgel
2. Chiptune / 8-Bit
3. Jazz
4. Trance
5. J-pop / J-rock
6. Hip-Hop / RNB
7. Ambient
8. Neofolk / Neoclassical
9. Orchestral Classical
10. Hardcore / Post-Hardcore
11. 90s Bubblegum Pop
12. Classical Piano
13. Dream Pop / Indietronica
14. MIDI
15. Sampled Voice
16. 80s New Wave
17. DNB (Drum N Bass)
18. French House

Side note: FL Studio and my system did not have further capacity to add more instruments. Supposedly, this would be 21 genres but I decided to cut because my eyes are tired, my migraine is bad and my FL keeps freezing like crazy. So nonetheless, enjoy.

Here is another similar multigenre song I worked on YEARS ago.

Enjoy and thanks!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

10+ Fandoms I Want on Kingdom Hearts 3

If you're a KH fan, then you know you absolutely want some Disney or non-Disney fandoms to be on the much-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3. Without further ado, here's my list of 10+ Fandoms I Want on Kingdom Hearts 3.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Instead of Hating Comic Sans, Hate these 7 Fonts Instead

I am SO tired of people hating Comic Sans, Arial, Times New Roman, Papyrus, etc. Dude, they're just fonts. This was moreso highlighted in the game Undertale with the characters Sans and Papyrus typing in the Internet's MOST HATED FONTS. So without further a do, I will give you my list of 6 most OVERUSED and OVERRATED fonts that you should hate instead of picking on poor Comic Sans and other traditional fonts. This is especially the case if you live in the Philippines.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Cheat Sheet: Pinoy Politicians and their Zodiac Signs

Zodiac signs are one general way of knowing a person's personality and profound traits. With the 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections almost closing, let us get to know the astrological zodiac signs of our favorite Philippine Pinoy politicians. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

10+ Pop Songs with Deep Meaning

Some people usually don't understand certain pop songs that have a subliminal meaning. They usually just sing it without understanding the lyrics and the story of the song, and just sing it because it's popular. Here are 10+ pop songs with deep meaning that you should never, ever judge again.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

40+ Genres that Shaped my Music

As Kazaki, I have been influenced by many types of music in the past, from the 90s up to the rest of the eras and corners of the music world. Here are the 40 genres that shaped my music as an artist.

Which PH 2016 Presidentiable will you most likely pick?

So, I made an interesting quiz in PlayBuzz that is relevant to the 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections, especially to those who haven't picked a candidate yet. Still can't decide between Rodrdigo Duterte, Miriam Santiago, Grace Poe, Mar Roxas and Jejomar Binay? This quiz below might help you based on your honest answers.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

20+ Life Hacks to Avoid Money Scams

People in the Philippines can be dirty scammers - use your money wisely.
We all know how 80% of the population, especially in the Philppines, are only concerned about money-making, pyramid schemes and scams, and foul corruption. Based from my experience (and my parents' experiences), here's a guide I wrote - 20+ Life Hacks to Avoid Money Scams.

20+ things I want to experience before I die

Sometimes I wish I had telekinesis. Been trying for 8901245 years, nothing happened.
Life is not as long as you think it is. Nobody know when they are going to disappear, and oftentimes, we don't know that we're goners. Here are 20+ things I want to experience before I die.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

30+ Bad Stereotypes the World Needs to Stop Believing In

It's a world full of dirty and unfair stereotypes, and this is why more and more people just resort to depression, suicide, drugs or being robots forever. Based from my personal experience, I'll list down 30+ bad stereotypes that the world needs to stop believing in.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

20+ Laws the Philippines should have for New President

The May 2016 Philippine Presidential elections are coming close, and so I thought I'd list down 20+ law ideas that I would want the country to have. Or if not a law, at least some sort of accomplishment or good change.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

10+ Words of Advice for Fresh Grads

It's 2016, and some students in the Philippines (and other countries that have this June to March curriculum) are going to graduate from elementary, high school (actually this is just moving up for K-12) and college. As someone who's been burned by the industry many couple of times before (and as a very old, 25-year-old childish freelancer / indie artist), I thought I'd drop by some 10+ words of advice for fresh grads.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

10 Moral Lesons Learned from "Carrot Man"

My small MS Paint fanart of "Carrot Man" Jeyrick Sigmaton.

If you haven't been around news ant TV lately, there's been a viral online sensation in the Philippines. And no, it's not a singer, not a dancer, not someone who has standard talent of sort. Instead, we have an handsome Igorot from Mountain Province who just randomly passed by, carrying his tiklis (basket) of carrots and chanced upon by photographers. Jeyrick Sigmaton, "Carrot Man", like it or not, have turned the tides on so many issues on fame, social status, and others. Here are 10 moral lessons we can learn from him:

Friday, February 19, 2016

10+ Stereotypical Terms that Pinoys Call Common Items

"Pabili nga po ng Pampers." (Can I buy Pampers?)
"Yung EQ po na brand." (The EQ brand.)

Perhaps this scenario has been too familiar to us, when we accidentally call a grocery item something that it's not supposed to be call. Especially here in the Philippines, we have a lot of stereotypical names for common food items, grocery, other items and even other terms.