the three amigos

(L-R) Ben Wightman, marketing communications manager of SAP SEA Asia Pacific; Erwin Oliva and I are all smiles as blackjack dealer Michelle lays down the cards. Again, this was during the MapInfo Casino Night at the ITJourno Asia Forum 2005 in Indonesia. We didn’t play with real money — we wouldn’t want to get Ben in trouble, now would we, hehe. Posted by Hello

pinoy journos

The Philippine team at ITJourno Asia Forum 2005 in Nirwana Gardens Resort, Bintan Island, Indonesia. (Clockwise from left): Me, Joel Pinaroc of Manila Times, Edu Lopez of Manila Bulletin, Erwin Oliva of hackenslash/, Delia and Ibarra Gutierrez of Media G8Way, Red Samar of Manila Bulletin, and Ed Geronia of GamesMaster. Posted by Hello

be our guests

Members of the Philippine delegation and the ITJourno Asia team. (Seated, l-r): Darlene Myles, general of MediaConnect (the company behind; Victoria Lea, head of the MediaConnect editorial team; Delia Gutierrez, president of Media G8Way, the parent company of ComputerWorld Philippines and Stuff Philippines; and Sumathi Bala, business correspondent of Singapore-based publication Wireless World. (Standing, l-r): me; Erwin Oliva, reporter of hackenslash/; Ibarra Gutierrez, publisher and editor-in-chief of Media G8Way; and Red Samar, Infotech editor of the Manila Bulletin. Posted by Hello

agja at the ‘casino’

Asian Gaming Journalists Association members Joel Pinaroc of Manila Times (left), me (4th from left), Erwin Oliva of hackenslash/ (5th from left) and Ed Geronia of GamesMaster (4th from right) with the guys and girls who acted as dealers during casino night. I only remember the name of Michelle (the girl next to me) and Amanda (extreme right). Posted by Hello

cheers, everyone

Me (right) and hackenslash and Infotech reporter Erwin Oliva with Michelle, the model who acted as of the blackjack dealers during the MapInfo Casino Night in the ITJourno Asia Forum. No, we didn’t play with real money, hehe. And nope, they didn’t have San Mig. Posted by Hello

msn meets friendster

BINTAN ISLAND, Indonesia–After offering users more ways to connect to their “human network” with the launch of MSN Search and its own blogging service, MSN Spaces, Microsoft is now looking at adding more social networking features to its current suite of communication solutions.

“We are planning how we can make best use of the existing social network that is based on MSN Messenger,” Adrian Lee, lead for MSN Southeast Asia’s Information Services, told during a roundtable discussion at the ITJourno Asia Forum 2005.

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oregon scientific eyes rp market

BINTAN ISLAND, Indonesia–The world’s first water-proof MP3 player. A clock that projects the time on your wall or ceiling. Digital weather stations with remote sensors that provide weather forecasts and display simulated weather conditions on a full-color monitor. An alarm clock that vibrates instead of waking you up with sound, so that you won’t disturb others sleeping in the household. And a wide range of educational toys, including Barbie electronic products and the soon-to-be-released Batman laptop, which was demonstrated on May 26 during the first day of the ITJourno Asia Forum 2005.

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