Circle Island Resort

Monday, September 27, 2010

A good place to spend the day does not have to be far from the city. Our team had our very first GA from a resort just a few minutes away from where we work and the place was called Circle Island Resort in Cavite.

The resort had a slide and a number of pools to choose from and with varying depths to swim at.

Although I'm not so sure about the theme of the place, probably native american due to design of the pools, a tunnel and plenty of rocks and plants that surround the pools. 

They also have different cottages, a restaurant, videoke facilities and grills for those who prefer to cook their own meal.

In all, it was a very nice place with reasonable rates Php90 to Php200 for the entrance fee, Php500 to Php3,000 for the cottages with hotel amenities as well. In my opinion it was a very nice place and budget friendly.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Going back on my college days during the time when we were still working on the initial stages of our design project, we had to practice with something common, or rather do something which already was existing. Our group then decided on making a robot. Nothing like the Star Wars Interactive R2D2 Astromech Droid Robot found on stores but something a bit more complicated, thus we worked on what we call "Mobot".

Its basically a device or a toy that would follow a path and avoid collisions. I forgot the model of the processor that we used but it was I believe a very primitive type of processor.

We used an IDE and if I remembered correctly a serial cable to connect to the computer for us to program the robot. We also used 3 infra red sensor at the front, together with two independent dynamo to act as the engine and an old Motorola battery pack for power.

Transformers at SM Makati

A couple of months back, when me and my girlfriend were off buying a new DVD player, I just could not help but notice a familiar image Transformers Leader Optimus Prime on the cat walk together with other characters of the movie Transformers. Even though, the even was probably for kids, I did saw a lot of adults posing with the mascots, I myself included.

It was just reliving the times when I used to watch the cartoon version of Transformers.

The guys inside these mascots would have been sweating but then again they still looked cool even though I'm not so sure if these were real characters from the movie.

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