Battling Tetris

I played Tetris during late 1990’s in Famicom by Nintendo. I admit that I go home late just playing Tetris at the local Famicom rentals elsewhere. Later, I noticed Tetris in a handy Brick Game. It comes in different colours, easy to hold moldings, user friendly interface, with built – in - sound and it is operated only by 2 pcs. of double A batteries. Cool! You can play it by an easy and hard game mode and nothing else. The game is consists of 7 different tiles which needs to form a line and your score is now counted by the lines you make. As you target the line quota it adds level and speed gradually and continue to prove that you’re the best; the one who can diminish lines as fast as possible then both of the speed and level goes back to zero. It was quite simple during those days playing the hard and easy mode. Until I noticed that my friend did have a 12 – in – 1 Brick Game! I was like, Uhh…was that possible?! Twelve different games in one then it had versions with 50 – in – 1, 100 – in – 1, 200 – in – 1….so on and so forth… My fascination with Tetris lasts until I graduated high school. Then my son had one during 2005.

Early last year, Tetris became a viral game in facebook. The thrill is you have an opponent online which you can play with until your battery runs out. Every time you sent clear up the lines, it will be send to your opponent’s window; making your opponent to diminish the lines fast. The higher the lines sent, the better. This game has some technicalities for you to improve yourself while beating the opponent like:
  • Earning Tetris Cash and Coins while playing and Upgrade your account.
  • Dress your tiles up for those who want a fresh start.
  • Tetris also offers you to earn Tetris Cash by completing tasks.
  • Tips and tricks so that you won’t be left behind.
  • You can also go have a battle at the arena with 5 other Tetris Players online and make friends. 
I believe that I spent 2 day writing this blog because I can’t get enough playing Tetris. Thank you, Alexey Pajitnov of the Soviet Union. He’s all responsible for these. Some research stated that continuous Tetris playing have good effects in brain including:
  • The players become more proficient, indicating more efficient brain activity for a task.
  • Along with greater cerebral energy consumption, the brain function and activity increases.
  • It boosts general cognitive functions such as "critical thinking, reasoning, language and processing" and increases cerebral cortex thickness.
  • Reduce the flashbacks experienced in posttraumatic stress disorder in some cases.
The question is will it be played forever? Hmmm…Remains to be seen. You can add ME and let the battle begin.


Jose & Wally Funny Antics Only at Eat Bulaga

Two weeks ago, Jose and Wally had their first concert in Eat Bulaga. It was a part of the show where those two sang their hearts out for the viewers of Eat Bulaga. Later, Bossing Vic Sotto came up to tell Jose, Wally as well as the whole casting of the show and the Filipinos around the world that there’s gonna be a major concert. It’s Jose and Wally Concert at Smart Araneta Coliseum to be shown on March 2, 2012.

At first Jose and Wally seemed to be confused, maybe Bossing might be joking. Vic Sotto cleared again that is all happening on the said date. Laughing Jose with a bit of nervousness thanked Bossing as Wally did too. After all, there have been three (3) tickets printed for that date because the event was only meant for them, Jose, Wally and Bossing. Kidding aside, Jose has been in the mainstream for years. His real name is Ariel Manalo. He had his first tv appearance at Valiente, a local noon time soap opera way back late 80’s. Then, it was year 2002 when he first appeared in Eat Bulaga and decided to change his screen name as Jose Manalo. Joey de Leon and Bossing always poke Jose for fun. Running smoothly with his funny antics, Jose became a regular co – host in the said show. Together with his long – time friend, Wally Bayola, they became a comic duo resulting a major concert on March 2, current year.

Eat Bulaga has been in the industry for almost 34 years. It is the longest running Philippine noon time variety show and still growing stronger. They have a project named “Plastic ni Juan” wherein they collect plastic bottles in every barangay they visited and recycle it into chair. They donate chairs to respective public schools in almost every corner of the Philippines. Perhaps, words can’t express enough how much blessing they give to each and every winner they pick day after day. For sure, your noon time won’t be the same if Eat Bulaga is not around. I bet that. Why not be there and experience it live.

How to get to Eat Bulaga:
  1. Whether you’re from North, East or South, take a walk heading to LRT Cubao Station (LRT Santolan - Recto)
  2. Drop off at Gilmore Station and you can reach The Broadway Centrum by minutes of walk.
Here’s the General Guidelines For Studio Reservations:
  • Reservation and entrance is free of charge.
  • Children below seven (7) years old are NOT ALLOWED to enter the studio unless they are contestants or participants of the show.
  • Mobile phones, food and drinks are strictly prohibited in the studio premises and shall be surrendered to the security guards for safekeeping.
  • All studio audience are required to bring at least one (1) valid ID for identification purposes.
  • For further questions, please call 721-2222, 725-7100, 0927-7918828, 0949-6432631 and look for Tonette Aduna or Hyacinth Uri.

*Each group has a specific requirement.


NBI Clearance Right?

Ok. First and foremost, you’ll need this as a requirement before getting employed. Aside from resume and other credentials, NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) Clearance’s purpose is to clear your identity to the government as well as to your future boss. Having one makes you a reliable citizen of the Philippines. However, the location of the said government agency has been subject to change with insufficient notice. Conclusions will all be made after a persevering individual engages himself to get one. Himself and the people of the Philippines.

I had my first clearance in the year 1999. It was located in United Nations Avenue near Philippine General Hospital. A couple of years after, I issued one again at the upper part of a mall in Carriedo. Conspiracy rose during those times because every Filipino will pay P20 as an entrance. Yes, air-conditioned place is assured and fast assistance awaits you. After four years, I had a chat to a friend of mine who’s in need of that certificate and she’s getting it from Monumento. You can reach Monumento thru LRT scrambling along hundreds of people going North. I haven’t gone there.

Now, after 12 years, my hubby needs one as a requirement to get a passport. Astonished with sudden abruptness when I knew that he venue was in United Nations Avenue again. Curiosity strikes with me so I managed to see the station where it is used to be. We were at the main entrance at exactly 4:00 am. Guys lane was separated from gals. There were about 500 applicants waiting outside by that time. The main entrance is placed at the front of Manila Doctors Hospital. Tarpaulins are everywhere for you to notice the schedules. Check time 8:30 am. His NBI Clearance was subject to be claimed after two weeks. He got a hit, his name also locates a guy from Pangasinan. They have the same name.

Looks like moshpit


Schedules of Clearance Processing

Number (of Applicants)      Time
1 – 400                       7:00 am – 8:00 am
401 – 900                   8:01 am – 9:00 am
901 – 1400                 9:01 am – 10:00 am
1401 – 1900              10:01 am – 11:00 am
1901 – 2400              11:01 am – 12:00 nn
2401 – 2900              12:01 pm – 1:00 pm
2901 – 3400              1:01 pm – 2:00 pm
3401 – 3900              2:01 pm – 3:00 pm
3901 – 5000              3:00 pm – 5:00pm

Two weeks after, he claimed his document by 1:00 pm. After all, we arrived late like 10:00 am. I noticed another tarp addressing these info:

National Bureau of Investigation

Starting September 11, 2011
Please be informed that the following NBI Clearance Centers
is open to serve the public
from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

NBI Headquarters Clearance Center
Robinsons Manila (Located at Padre Faura)
Robinsons OTIS
Robinsons Galleria
Robinsons Metro East – Pasig
Robinsons Cainta – Rizal
Ever Gotesco Grand Central – Caloocan
Ever Gotesco Manila Plaza – Manila
Ever Gotesco Commonwealth – Quezon City
Las PiƱas City Hall
Mandaluyong City Hall
Marilao Municipal City Hall - Bulacan
Muntinlupa City Hall
Quezon City Hall

  1. Patience
  2. 2 Valid ID's
  3. P115 for the clearance fee

One more thing. No slippers and sandals allowed. No shorts for both men and women. Wearing sleeveless is also not allowed. Wear clothes appropriately. Use closed shoes. There are lots of vendors scouring around people who weren’t dressed properly. At first, you may seem that they’re selling unisex shoes and pants but it’s not. It’s for rent. You can rent it for P70 each. Choose your size. You have your choice. To rent or not to rent.

At least we got it with ease.