2012 Kadaugan Street Party to Invite More Tourists

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Though it’s not expected to gather as many tourists as that during the Davies Cup but organizers of this year’s “Kadaugan Street Party” of Lapulapu City is campaigning to attract foreigners to the event.

Councilor Harry Radaza, chairman of the Kadaugan Street Party 2012 told newsmen in a press conference today that they’re putting some signages in the front desks of some hotels in the city as part of their promotional campaign to invite tourists to the two-day event.

The Kadaugan Street Party shall be held on April 27 & 28 along M.L. Quezon avenue and shall occupy one lane of the road while retaining the other lane for two-way traffic to-and-from the City’s Poblacion to MEPZ-Airport area.

Councilor Radaza said that during the Davies Cup, tourism in the city increased by 30% while hotel occupancy had reported increases in the number of guests. Though the figures will not be matched by the Kadaugan Street Party but locals are expected to patronize the various entertainment activities lined up during the event.

Day 1: (April 27)

  • Live Band
  • Amateur Boxing Night
  • Gourmet Walk
  • Midnight Beer Run

Day 2: (April 28)

  • Live Band
  • Amateur Boxing Night
  • Gourmet Walk
  • Car Audio Parade/Exhibition
  • Street Dancing Competition/Rampada Queen Fesival
  • Fireworks Display @ midnight

Various FM Radio stations in Cebu shall be putting up their music booths in the area providing entertainment to street party goers.Councilor Radaza revealed that to maintain security in the party venue, bottled drinks are still banned. Drinks shall be served in pitchers and in plastic cups.

The Kadaugan Street Party is a celebration of the victory of the island’s hero–Lapulapu against Spanish colonizer headed by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Here’s last year Kadaugan Street Party:

Facebook Timeline Business Cards by Moo

My 50-pcs. Facebook Timeline business cards by moo.com have just been delivered right at my door step Friday morning (January 28). I wasn’t expecting it will come true and moreover it was a surprise that it came earlier than what had been an estimate of moo.com that it will be delivered by 2nd week of February. By the way it’s FREE!

(Left: The 50-pcs. business cards are sealed in a box with a Facebook sticker. Right: The 12 designs based on my previous Timeline covers.)

(Left: The front under the cover is my name, title, and my media organization. Right: My favorite quote from Pres. Pnoy and under it are my facebook account address, contact numbers and email addresses.)

The cards are printed in London, England with materials taken from sustainable forest. Normally, the 50-card pack cost $15 inclusive of delivery to your door step. But i was able to grab the promotional launching of moo.com on Facebook and received my first box free.

Moo is an online stationery company that prints custom business cards, postcards, etc. Moo’s “Printfinity” prints the cards in a box of different designs. In the case of Facebook cards, the first 50 cover designs of your Timeline shall be printed separately.

Revisiting the Top Blog Posts

I wrote 58 new posts in 2011 that made up roughly 17 percent of the 347 total posts in this blog. Of the new posts, only one got to the top five most viewed post while the rest of the favorites dated back as old as 2008.

I’m reviewing the top posts and considering a follow-up write up about each post to exploit the interest of the viewers of my blog. Here again are my top posts for 2011:

“USB Background Image–How To Do it?”– the post has been consistent number 2 favorite in my blog for 3 years until it grabbed the top post in the past few months. The views can be attributed to the seekers looking for the codes of installing USB backgrounds in Windows 7. “USB background image” topped the most searched words in search engine referring to the blog. Unfortunately, there’s no USB background image codes available for Windows 7 yet. 

“Hidden Cam” and “Hayden Cam”– used to be number one post in my blog for three consecutive years until overtaken this year. Man’s sensual nature leads them to this post thinking it’s purely about sex and hidden cam. The post talks more on the use of a hidden cam in news gathering though it tackles also the controversial  sex video of two Philippine showbiz personalities– Dr. Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili.

“Remote Access Repair Tool (for Error 720/3G Modem Connection Problem)”– The failure of some 3G subscribers in the Philippines to connect using their laptops brings them to this post. The article provides the solution on the prevalent problem connecting to the internet using 3G modems in many laptops. The post offers a downloadable software which solves the 3G modem connection error 720.

“PLDT’s WatchPad “Big Ticket Service” Sucks!”– Watch out how it sucks you when it’s most watchable. The height of this post’s views was when Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao fought for the third time against Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez on November 15. Online people were looking for a free site of the fight and some of them were led to this site to get a glimpse how PLDT’s WatchPad offer gives a good view of the fight. Unfortunately, just like me they were frustrated of the service.

“Why We Need an Advertising Code of the Philippines?”– I am a little bit surprise when this post landed at the top five. This is more of an educational than entertaining. In the first place, this post was used in my advertising class and media laws and ethics class at the Mass Communication department of the University of San Jose Recoletos in Cebu City, Philippines.

People up there in wordpress.com had prepared a show how this post performed in 2011 in their “2011 in Review“.

What If There Was Internet When Christ Was Born?

I enjoyed watching several video on YouTube depicting the “nativity” in the most modern way available today. One depiction shows how Joseph and Mary would have had exchanging comments in their status messages over Facebook. Another depiction began its storytelling on Google search and locate Bethlehem by Google Earth. Enjoy! Happy Christmas!

“The Digital Story of the Nativity” by Excentric

“The Nativity Story- The Facebook Way” by Jynite Media

“Digital Christmas 2010- Nativity 2.0 – Social Media” by Troy & Tara Livesay

“The LEGO Nativity” by Phalene Studios and CJA Productions

How the Tech-World Celebrates Christmas!!!

I have collected herein the various ways Christmas has been celebrated all over the tech-world. Firstly, even the Pope has celebrated the Christmas Eve that was seen live on TV worldwide.

SingTel (Singapore Telecommunications Limited) celebrates Christmas with world record-breaking mass gift exchange. About 4,385 participants mostly coming from its prepaid customers in the Philippines, Taiwan, Hongkong and Singapore brought their wrapped gifts for exchange at the event hoping to make a new world record for gift exchanges.

iPhone users are treated with these "8 Wonderful iPhone Apps To Put You In The Christmas Spirit"

Blockbuster film Arthur Christmas calculates how Santa could exactly delivers all those gifts by Christmas morning.

For more than 50 years, NORAD — the North American Aerospace Defense Command — has used its high-tech missile-tracking systems to track Santa's progress during his annual Christmas Eve flight around the world.

 

The best Christmas gift ideas maybe these tech-gadgets for boys and men as shown in a slideshow.