Hot Air Balloon shots from a Nokia cellphone

Blog post titles of bloggers who attended The 11th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Clark Field Pampanga last February 10:

Photo Project: Hot Air Balloon Fiesta by Abe
Where Can You Find Photos of the 11th International Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta? by Rico
Bloggers Are Full Of Hot Air by Jayvee
come away with me by Jobarclix
Balloon Fiesta – 11th International Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta by Anton
Up, up, and away! by Gail (who stole my initial idea)
Photo Day with bloggers at the Balloon Fiesta by Sasha
Hot Air Balloon Fiesta by Markku

Mine is “Hot Air Balloon shots from a Nokia cellphone” since I was the ONLY one who did not have a digital SLR. We arrived at Clark, Pampanga at around 530am. Enjoyed watching the balloons fill in with hot air. By 8am, all the balloons have disappeared into the sky. We stayed for a few more hours to watch navy people fall out of the planes with parachutes of course, then witnessed some airplane manuevers. By the time we were all nose-bleeding under the scorching sun, we decided to eat at VFW. Here’s my pics:

The Festo balloon


The balloon with the condom-like logo


About to take off…


Festo balloon again


Gail with the stranger who borrowed my chair


Caught in the act… Abe and his dates


Sasha with her new Canon Rebel XTi (400D)


Me and Gail


Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 Uncategorized 1 Comment

The 2007 Philippine Blog Awards

The 2007 Philippine Blog Awards

“The Philippine Blog Awards aims to recognize notable Filipino-owned blogs in their respective niches — a venue to showcase notable blogs with quality content that engages readers from around the globe.”

After the blog parteeh comes the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards. Another historic event that is being put up by bloggers for the benefit of Filipino bloggers. If you missed out the Parteeh, then here’s your chance to become part of another worthwhile event. Visit the official site now to see how you can be part of this.

Saturday, February 10th, 2007 Uncategorized No Comments

“There is no available connection type” error when installing Nokia PC Suite


It’s so frustrating when a tech support guy cannot resolve his own tech problems. I get the error message above after installing the Nokia PC Suite software that was bundled with my N70 Music Edition. The installation finishes but when you click on “Get Connected” that opens up the Get Connected Wizard, then you click Next, the error then shows up. You have no choice but to close the program then a “Failed to detect available connection types! Please reinstall Nokia PC Suite” error pops up. Installing the N70 via the usb cable installs ok (no bangs in device manager). The problem is with the PC Suite. I’m running WinXP Pro SP2. If anyone knows how to resolve this, then please let me know. I have already tried the following:

1. Uninstalled all Nokia programs and even used the Nokia PC Suite Cleaner 3.5 then reinstalled PC Suite 6.81 from the CD.
2. Did #1 again then tried installing the latest 6.82 version which should be compatible with the N70.
3. Did #1 again then went in the Registry to delete the Nokia folder under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE and everything pertaining to Nokia under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes. Then reinstalled PC Suite 6.82 again.
4. Did everything again without Zone Alarm or AVG AntiVirus running.
5. Researched on the Nokia Forum and tried a solution found by Miksu: Click Start, Run, type “C:\Program Files\Common Files\PCSuite\Services\ServiceLayer.exe” /service. But I got a ‘Could no be found’ error.
6. Even a 5300 and 7610 would not work with the PC Suite because of the error.

If anyone knows the fix for this, please let me know. I’ve been dying to transfer our scandal video clips to my PC so I can upload them in this blog. (Joke!)

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 Uncategorized 3 Comments

Free BH-501 bluetooth headset until Feb. 10/07

Whenever the hubby buys a new toy such as a Nokia N70 Music Edition since his old phone’s back/cancel button got busted, the wife gets to buy a new one too even when her 7610 is perfectly working. Gail bought herself a Nokia 5300 Xpress Music JAMPACK which comes with a FREE!!! Nokia BH-501 Bluetooth Headset which is worth around Php4,000 according to the people there. We bought the 5300 at the Nokia Store in Robinsons Galleria at 0% interest (12mos x Php1,249.17) using the hubby’s credit card. They said this promo will last until February 10, 2007 only. This is a good buy.

Monday, February 5th, 2007 Uncategorized No Comments