Sunday, January 15, 2012

Various Photos From Bonifacio Global City

Last Friday, I had an interview for a job located in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Philippines. So yeah, I was in Manila this weekend. The hostel I where I was staying is in Quezon City. Fearing I'll be late for my interview, I left the hostel at 5:30 AM and arrived in Bonifacio Global City at 6:30 AM. Now who's the bloke three hours early for his job interview? Me that is. I had hours to kill so I took some pictures while I walked around the place. I thought about sharing some of the pictures I took.

Bonifacio Global City Taguig
This was taken from where I ate my breakfast right after I arrived. That ain't a lampshade. That's the friggin' sun peeping through the high-rise buildings. I know you wouldn't care what I stuffed my stomach with but I had tapa with rice and pineapple juice.

Bonifacio Global City Taguig Design Plan
I just made this photo black and white because it looks horrible in color. The roads in Bonifacio High Street are free from jeepneys. Inside the area, most people walk. The cabs and private vehicles are what rule the roads here.

Bonifacio Global City Taguig Philippines Travel Tourism Business
Don't ask me how on earth were the designers  and planners were able to do this because I too, am totally clueless. However they did it, this is really cool. I met a baby who smiled at me around here.

Bonifacio Global City Taguig

Bonifacio Global City Taguig
I bet a unit here costs a lot of money. That had me wondering, where will I stay if I'm lucky enough to get accepted in the job? I asked some taxi drivers about possible places where I could stay and they say there are residentials areas around Bonifacio Global City. I might find a room to rent.

The coolest trash bin I've seen in person so far! It's purple, it has an octopus with teeth, and it's a trash bin!

Another cool trash bin I saw. If all trash bins were colorful and artsy, I bet people would be more inclined to throw their junk in trash bins rather than littering the streets. 

I needed a place to stay so I ordered a cup of coffee an hour before my interview. I was the only person in the second floor of the coffee shop. And yeah, hello CBTL! There's no CBTL in Iloilo so I might as grab the chance to be in CBTL while I'm here.

For three hours, I was walking around, eating, looking at people walking, looking at people talking to other people, sat in stairs, did more walking, sat in a proper chair in the coffee shop, reading the Reader's Digest magazine I brought and imagining hypothetical scenarios in my head. After my interview, I went straight back to the hostel I was staying at in Quezon City. Bonficacio Global City seems like a great place to work at. I'll figure out a way to get here through public transport next time.

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Album Cover Game

Instructions to this popular internet game:
1. Go to Wikipedia and hit 'random.' The first random article you get is your name or the name of your band. Alternatively, if the first article you hit is short, hit Random Article two more times.
 2. Go to Random Quotations. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3. Go to Flickr and click on 'Explore the last seven days'. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Use Adobe Photoshop or any similar software to put it all together, and cut to the shape of an album cover.
5. Post the album cover you have created.
5. For follow-up releases, repeat the steps starting from Step #2.

I got the name 'Africanum.' I imagine Africanum as a band. They lasted for five years since formation until disbandment. Africanum has released three studio albums and has a greatest hits record for their fourth and final release. Here are the band's album covers.

Best Album Cover Game Tumblr Internet Blog Challenge

Album Cover Game Best Tumblr Internet Blog Challenge

Album Art Cover Game Best Tumblr Internet Blog Challenge

Album Cover Game Best Tumblr Internet Blog Challenge London United Kingdom

You guys should try this out too. Aside from the album cover art for the second album, I pretty much like all the album covers! The first and last ones are my favorites. I used Photofiltre and Picnik to edit the photos. The original photos belong to their respective owners.