Tuesday, October 28, 2008

OrangeinaPod #3: The Coming Out Episode (August 3, 2006)

This is my coming out episode. Well, sort of a semi coming out, because I know my family knew about it before. This is some sort of a confirmation. I had 504 downloads for this one (and still counting), not bad for an infant podcast. Still gives me shivers whenever I listen to this.

Episode 03 - The Coming Out Episode
~ 26min 59sec
Originally posted on August 3, 2006
Total Downloads: 593

I have the virus today, so I'm coughing... hehehe... But thanks to this miraculous Chinese medicine Pei Pa Koa, I'm okay now!

Topics for today:

  • Talking to my family and friends
  • Being gay in the Philippines
  • Support Ang Ladlad
Links to this show:

Ongline Podcast
Ang Ladlad Website
LAGABLAB (Lesbian and Gay Legislative Advocacy Network)

OrangeinaPod #2: Of Gay Superheroes and Childhood Memories (July 25, 2006)

Episode 02 - Of Gay Superheroes and Childhood Memories
~ 39min 23sec
Originally posted on July 25, 2006
Total Downloads: 186

Pinoylicious Oliver (thanks to John Ong for this title) is back in the 2nd podcast episode of OrangeinaPod!

  • Superman Returns, Lex Luthor Rocks!
  • Top 10 Pinoy Superheroes
  • Our local superheroes are played by either politicians or comedians.
  • Zsa-Zsa Zaturnnah, the first ever gay Pinoy superhero who’s about to hit the big screen this Holiday season.
  • Learn some Filipino words.
Aaarrggghh!!! Sowweee!!! I was shivering while doing the recording because it’s soooo cold in my room… Brrrr!

OrangeinaPod #1: The Crappy Intro (July 12, 2006)

This is my very first podcast episode and it's really crappy, but that's how I got started in podcasting. I was able to dig through the Internet Archive (www.archive.org) and found out that the files are still alive. This was from 2 years ago, can't help but laugh and cry at the same time.

Episode 01 - The Crappy Intro
~ 16min 08sec
Originally posted on July 12, 2006
Total Downloads: 112

Show Notes

My very first episode... Just a jumble of stuff, sort of introduction to my podcast show.
A bit about Baguio (just a bit!)
About podcasts for first time listeners
John Ong's OnglinePodcast
Jessica Zafra is alive and blogging
The Internet is not just Friendster or porn

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Sucker for Anne Rice

It's very difficult to complete my Anne Rice collection. It was a challenge because I think I have a competition in book sales here in Baguio City, add to the fact that you would rarely find Anne Rice hardcovers on sale.

This one is the First edition of 'Lasher' (pub. 1993), which I got for a measly P75.00 from Booksale about a month ago.

Yesterday I was ecstatic to find hardcover editions of 'Merrick' and 'The Vampire Armand' on Booksale in SM at P275.oo each. So now I only need the following books to complete the collection.

  • 'Blood Canticle' (The Vampire Chronicles)
  • 'Vittorio the Vampire' (New Tales of the Vampire series)
  • 'Feast of All Saints' (saw a paperback edition on sale near UB)
  • 'Servant of the Bones'
  • 'Christ the Lord: Road to Cana' (Anne Rice's latest book)
These books go directly to my Christmas Wishlist. If you know where I could find them, send me a message. Thank you.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Remembrance of Things Past 1

I remember this favorite snack from my childhood days. It's still around and now comes in JUMBO pack with jumbo chips inside! Yum! My niece seems to enjoy it.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

India: Call Centers, Now the Moon

The call center industry may not be enough for the Indians. After dominating the BPO industry in the recent years, India would like a piece of the moon (or some of the business opportunities there).

Yesterday, October 22, India launched its first unmanned spacecraft, Chandrayaan-1, to orbit the moon to demonstrate their technological capacity and to potentially yield commercial gains for the country's space program.
Scheduled to last two years, the mission intends to prepare a 3D atlas of the moon and scout for natural resources in the lunar surface. More importantly the voyage carries the Mini-SAR, a device that will look for ice deposits in the moon's polar regions.

Soon they'll be sending contact center agents up on the moon where they will receive 1-800 calls from Mars and the nearby planetary systems.

The launching of Chandrayaan-1 comes about a year after China’s first moon mission. (NY Times) Courtesy of Dibyangshu Sarkar/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images


Found this stray cat looking for food in the terrace. Got her some pieces of white bread which she ate heartily. Now whenever she's hungry, she would appear in our front door. We named her Mao.

She would visit from time to time and would walk in the house for a grub. A week later Mao would come with 2 more pusakals. They don't usually stay long. I don't think Mao and the rest of the gang would like to move in the house, they're just there for the food. Although they would rub their bodies on the door jamb marking it with their scent. (Mao would rub his head on my legs and toes claiming me in her name.)

After their meals, they would immediately go downstairs. They're probably afraid because there are 3 scruffy dogs roaming around most of the time. It may take time for them to feel really at home in the vicinity, unless of course someone owns these pusakals.

Pusakal - n. Tagalog slang, 'PUSAng KALye' (street cat, stray cat)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Blast from the Past: Ongline #170

I remember this podcast by John Ong (www.onglinepodcast.com) where I promoted OrangeinaPod way back 2006. John was the one who encouraged me to come up with my own podcast and has been very supportive about it. I miss his quirkiness on the show.

Listen to the podcast episode -
Ongline #170 Peacefully Unplugged Oliver’s Orange.

I will probably be re-uploading the 3 episodes of OrangeinaPod here for those who are curious about them. In the meantime listen to John Ong's quips while I mull over my 4th episode.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Quickie (Backtracking)

Oliver started a weekly podcast here at OrangeinaPod on July 2006 and has produced 3 episodes. The show stirred curiosity and soon attracted listeners from all over the world, the first ever Philippine podcast to talk openly about Filipino gay culture. It was groundbreaking, downloads reached over 100 a day -- a pretty high stat for a newborn podcast from a country where podcasting was still in its infancy.

One of the highlights of the show was his 'coming out' on the 3rd episode. Downloads reached to a high of 280 and messages of support came pouring in. Unfortunately, listeners never heard of him since. His long absence puzzled his listeners, the blog was never updated and eventually disappeared.

After two long years, Oliver is back. And he has a lot of explaining to do...