Monday, March 30, 2009

Second Life, Momblogger, Cybertalk, Googlemapping, DSLR Shopping and Many More!

Episode 4 airing April 2, 2009

Be master of your second life. Learn new recipes from the momblogger herself. Fall in love with a match made in cyberspace. Talk the talk with our net-tionary. And while you’re at it, googlemap the city and shop online for the best DSLRs. Plus, youtube’s baby wonders, Harry and Charlie! All these and more this Thursday on Qtube!

Find out what your second life will be like. But before you think afterworld, it’s not. is the web’s latest online virtual world imagined and created by its users. Intrigued? Check out this week’s i-Hotspot.

Blogger’s Digest
If you are a genuine foodie living in Manila, then her blog is probably in your bookmark list. Learn new recipes on this week’s Blogger’s Digest, and get up close and personal with the personality behind – Noemi Dado.

Love knows no boundaries, even in cyberspace. Meet AJ and Nikki, two people who eyeballed their way to a happily ever after. And if you’re skeptical about how your PC can play matchmaker, then this i-Love segment will make you a believer.

Alienated by the words you encounter over the net? Then Qtube’s new websterrific Net-tionary segment is just the thing you need. You’ll never be at a loss for words again.

Thanks to heavy traffic and undisciplined drivers, navigating the streets of Manila can be absolutely frustrating. In this week’s i-Travel, we’ll show you how the folks at Google Maps are making a huge effort to map out Manila’s streets once and for all.

Photography is a great hobby – made especially easy to get into now with digital technology. But Digital SLRs can be pricey – unless you know where to look. We give you the lowdown on the net’s top shopping sites for DSLRs on this week’s i-Shop.

Who doesn’t love babies? Nowadays, posting your baby’s lovable moments on youtube is the latest craze. In this week’s i-Share, meet Harry and Charlie – two babies whose simple antics caught the attention of every internet video fanatic.

The worldwide web can be a strange and unfamiliar place. Not unless you have a great guide to give you the grand tour of cyberspace – like us! Tune in to Qtube for the latest happenings in and around the internet, this Thursday, 10:15 PM, on Q Channel 11!

Hosted by Andi Manzano and Andy Smith.

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Summer is Trumpets Playshop!

Gear up for a great summer at Trumpets.

Trumpets Playshop offers teenagers and adults alike two brand-new class offerings – Acting for Film and Acting for Commercial Models. Its extensive selection of classes also includes Street Dancing, Basic Photography, Musical Theater, Public Speaking/Hosting, Belly-Dancing, Stage Make-Up and Modeling. Classes are taught by some of the industry’s biggest names, such as The Manoeuvres and Patrick Uy. With so many different classes to choose from, there’s certainly something for everyone.

For 16 years, Trumpets Playshop has been around to train children, teenagers, and even young adults, to discover new talents and hone existing ones. As a result, many of its graduates have moved on to further pursue their passions, some even successfully breaking into the entertainment industry, such as Sam Concepcion and Christian Bautista.

This year’s theme, Summer is Playshop, truly describes what Trumpets has in store for kids participating in a summer filled with fun and friendship, as well as ways to enhance their talents and skills.

Enrollment for Trumpets Playshop is currently ongoing. Workshops will be conducted in Shangri-La Plaza Mall, The Podium, the Fort and Alabang. For further inquiries, please call 635-4478/636-2842/631-7252, or 09178964034.


To see last year’s summer workshop photos, visit

To find out what classes are offered, click here or visit

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Twittering, Pinoy Pride, Credit Card Fraud, Carl Ocab, Gorgoro, and Many More!


Discover the newest way to connect – twittering! Share in the Pinoy Pride with Learn how to avoid online credit card fraud. Internet boy wonder, Carl Ocab, on Blogger’s Digest, and internet puppet sensation, Gorgoro, on i-Share Exclusive. Plus, our special coverage of a mouth-watering blogger’s event. Online now on-air – these and more this Thursday, 10:15 PM on Qtube, on Q Channel 11!

Keep in touch with friends in a New York minute with this new social networking site. If last week was all about plurking, this week, it’s all about twittering. is on i-Hotspot!

In this age of fashionalism (that’s fashion and nationalism for you), there’s no other way but to display Pinoy Pride loud and proud. Get your fill with our feature on on this week’s i-Shop!

Planning a trip? Going shopping? Buying tickets? Thanks to the net, bookings and purchases are made faster than you can say, “Charge it!” But if you’re scared of online credit card fraud, you’ll find our tips on avoiding it most useful.

i-Share Exclusive
Puppets and puppetry have found a new home on the internet. And if you’re a fan of the internet puppet sensation Gorgoro, then you’re in for a treat. Gorgoro’s next adventure is premiering on i-share, exclusively through us!

Blogger’s Digest
You can choose to earn money the old fashioned way – through blood, sweat, and tears. But you can also choose to earn money the easy way. Internet boy wonder, Carl Ocab, shows you how on this week’s Blogger’s Digest.

Special Coverage
Sampling good food at an event – it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it, right? Catch all the biggest names from the blogosphere under one roof and see how their penchant love for gastronomic adventure brought them together in our special coverage of this unique blogger’s event.

On the look-out for the hottest web happenings? Sit back and relax, because Qtube has put together some important bits and bytes from in and around the web and packaged them in our newest segment – i-Byte!

Now you will never miss out on the latest web happenings. If you want to know which new sites to surf, tune in to your weekly online show on TV. Get connected to the internet with Qtube! Thursdays, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11.

Hosted by Andi Manzano and Andy Smith.

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Plurking, Wearable Art, Abe Olandres, and Green Pinoy on Qtube This Thursday

Discover plurking, the “new black” of virtual interaction. Enter the online world of wearable art. Meet blogosphere’s Wizard of Oz. Watch the television premiere of the latest video from youtube sensation, Green Pinoy.

Online now on-air – these and more this Thursday, 10:15 PM on Qtube, only on Q Channel 11!

In the world of virtual interaction, “plurking” is the “new black.” It’s become so popular that the word “plurking” has now become a catchphrase among cyberbuffs. In Bacolod, there is even a “community of plurkers” that regularly meet and set up events. If you’re not on the plurking bandwagon yet, then it’s definitely time to clue in on on this weeks i-Hotspot!

Who wouldn’t want to own a piece of art and history? Now it’s easier to have Picassos, Botticellis, and Gustav Klimts hand-painted on your bags, shoes, and accessories – through the online store called Baubles, Bangles and Beads. Enter the online world of wearable art on this week’s i-Shop!

Blogger’s Digest
Meet the Wizard of Oz behind the blogosphere hit, – technopreneur, Abe Olandres. Abe is a professional blogger who explores the tech world by reviewing the latest gadgets and telling people if they’re worth the buck. He fills us in on the new online career called technopreneuring or blog-preneuring. Want to learn how to make good money from blogging? Tune in to this week’s Blogger’s Digest!

i-Share Exclusive
He started out as a blogger posting “knock, knock” and other Pinoy jokes. Since then, Jayson Tengco, a.k.a. Green Pinoy, has moved on to become a certified youtube sensation with his video blogs or vlogs catching the attention of many. Now, he is ready to attack cyberspace yet again with his take on a Pinoy pop culture classic. Green Pinoy’s latest video is on this week’s i-Share Exclusive!

Imagine a world where a license is required to post online content. Not so ideal, you say? Get a dose of reactions from the blogging community on the latest memorandum from the NTC (National Telecommunications Commission), which has caused ripples throughout the online community. Speak up and let your voices be heard on this week’s i-React!

Responsible blogging? Or freedom of expression? Qtube does a follow up on the controversial suspension of 2 juniors and 2 graduating high school students from Quezon City Science High School. Bloggers from all over cyberspace take sides on the issue in this week’s i-Report!

Join Andi (Manzano) and Andy (Smith) as they bring what's hip and hot online, on-air! All these and more on Q this Thursday, 10:15 PM, on your ultimate on-air guide to what’s hip and hot online – Qtube!

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Qtube: Online Now On-Air!

I have a new show.

(Hired! is being pulled off the air and is being replaced by a docu-drama called, Chances Are, which is hosted by Paolo Abrera. But that's not my new show.)

My new show is called Qtube - the ultimate on-air guide to what's hip and hot online. I'm the show's spiels director, which means I work very closely with the show's lovely hosts, Magic 89.9 radio jock, Andi Manzano, and 2008 Mossimo Bikini Summit winner, Andy Smith.

I'm also the show's web writer. Sharing with you here the material I wrote which is now up on

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)


Celebrate the wonderful world of the web on-air with QTV’s newest Public Affairs magazine program, Qtube – your ultimate on-air guide to what’s hip and hot in cyberspace!

Witness TV history as online goes on-air for the first time in Qtube this Thursday, March 12, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11!


Watch TV, download music, post photos and videos, make new friends, and reconnect with old ones – there’s truly nothing you can’t do when you’re connected to the internet! Our whole lives are practically connected to – and through – the web. It’s no wonder we’re called the “Wired Generation.” And with the Philippines leading the way in Asia when it comes to photo uploading and social networking, it’s pretty safe to say that Filipinos are tech-savvy.

Geek or no geek, if you can’t live without logging on to the web, then you’ll definitely love us. Qtube is the ultimate merging of the net and the box! With Qtube, the power of the net is now within your reach – for real, and alive, right on your TV screens! Check out our 100% virus-free segments:

Blogger’s Digest
It’s all about being heard loud and proud on the net. Blogger’s Digest features the hottest blogs and the personalities behind them – from celebrity bloggers, to obscure but controversial non-celebrity bloggers, and vloggers who are not afraid to speak their minds. Find them all here in Blogger’s Digest.

i-Share and i-Share Exclusive
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next internet star? With i-Share, you get the chance to upload your viral videos for the whole world to see – on TV! And with i-Share Exclusive, you get exclusive sneak peeks at the next video uploads of your favorite internet sensations before they’re even uploaded!

i-Shop is all about the wonderful world of cyber-shopping. We zone in on the world of online trading and show you everything from the best buys online to the weirdest finds on the internet. We’ll let you in on some of the best kept secrets of online shoppers. We’ll even let our hosts check out these products in person! iShop is definitely your ultimate guide to internet shopping!

i-Love features touching and inspiring love stories that happened via the internet. These are stories from you and by you – love stories so real they’ll make even the most skeptic cyber-surfer a true believer in l’amour.

i-Sore and i-Report
Thanks to the Internet, the world has become a smaller place. Breaking news spreads faster and no issue is left unturned. With iSore and iReport, we show you how the World Wide Web has shaped and continually shapes news, issues, and current events.

i-Travel is your on-air guide to online travel. Navigate your way through cyberspace to find the best destinations, the best rates, and the best travel packages. Get to see the world before you even leave your seats. With i-Travel, you get to stay updated with just one click and get in touch with Pinoys all over the world through your webcam.

Get 100% virus-free internet TV on Qtube every Thursday, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11!


She is a radio and video jock, while he is a sports jock. She is a commercial model, while he made it big on the ramp. Meet Andi and Andy, hosts of the newest and hippest show on TV – Qtube!

With their combined wits and energies, their chemistry, and their on-air charisma, Andi and Andy bring to the screen a freshness that’s rarely seen on TV. Having strong presence online and being tech-savvy themselves, both carry unique insight into the world of cyberspace.

Andi Manzano
She is more popularly known as Andi9, FM radio disc jock and VJ of an international music channel. At 14, she entered the world of show business as an on-cam talent, and has since made numerous TV and print commercials. In 2006, she became host of a popular morning show on radio, where she got the name Andi9. One year after, she crossed over from radio hosting to TV hosting. In Qtube, she now brings to fore her gift of gab and her magnetic personality.

Andy Smith
Filipino-Australian model, Andy Smith, started as a professional tennis player from Adelaide. At 14, he took up tennis full-time and turned professional at 16. He toured the circuit and obtained significant Australian and world rankings before sustaining an injury. He coached for over a year and took a fateful trip to the Philippines in 2007, when he was spotted in the GMA noontime show, Eat Bulaga. He was quickly signed on by a casting agency as model. The year after, he bagged a prestigious bikini summit title. Andy now brings to Qtube his dynamic persona and his drop-dead gorgeous looks.

Catch Andi and Andy on Qtube every Thursday, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11!


Online goes on-air for the first time this Thursday on Qtube!

Qtube explores the internet phenomenon, Facebook, and shows you how to navigate your way through this new and exciting social networking platform. Want to know how to beat the financial crisis? Qtube says, get an online job! Plus, check out the online version of our beloved Divisoria – the virtual shopping mecca, Evisorya! Then, meet the man behind the food and travel blog, Our Awesome Planet, Anton Diaz. Find out how the internet played Cupid to TV personality, Love Añover, and her husband-to-be, Joms Lianko. And finally, catch the world premiere of the latest internet upload from our friends at

i-Hotspot. It’s the black hole of precious time, a site so irresistible that you often find yourself surfing it for hours. Facebook is now one of the world’s number one social networking site. We’ll show you the ins and outs of Facebook, and give you a peek at the pages of QTV’s freshest faces, Qtube’s hosts, Andi Manzano and Andy Smith.

Special Feature. Beat the global economic crisis by discovering new ways of earning through cyberspace. Qtube delves into the world of virtual assistants. Meet Peter Juan, an online marketing director, who meets with his officemates, talks to his bosses, calls his clients – in his pajamas! Find out how you can earn ten times the minimum wage in the comforts of your own home.

i-Shop. Shop to your heart’s delight at Evisorya, your virtual Divisoria. Evisorya is an online shopping site where you can find everything that you can find in Divisoria, Quiapo and China town. Filipinos love to shop, so Bong Tuazon took Juan dela Cruz’ shopping addiction online through Evisorya. Find out more on i-Shop.

Blogger’s Digest. Get up close and personal with the man behind the food and travel site, Our Awesome Planet, celebrity blogger, Anton Diaz. Find out how his online weblog of his family adventures became the food and travel blog to visit.

i-Love. TV host, Love Anover, is not a stranger to online love affairs. Her first turned out badly, so when love came buzzing the second time around, she was sceptical. But a few Friendster clicks and messages after, she was back on track. Love found love the second time around, this time with bank employee, Jomar Lianko. After a few months of exchanging emails, frequent online messaging, an eyeball, and friendship, the couple sealed their relationship with a ring.

i-Share Exclusive. is known in cyberspace as the first Pinoy website to produce online shows that are broadcast quality. In this i-Share Exclusive, the guys at premiere their “flippish” work-out video on the streets. Get a sneak peek at their newest internet video sensation exclusively on Qtube!

All these and more on Qtube this Thursday, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11!

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)
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The Chronicler's Creed

Where there's water and sun, where there are friends to see or new people to meet, where there's something new to learn, experience, or do, where there's life, there I will be.


Y fue a esa edad... Llegó la poesía
a buscarme. No sé, no sé de dónde
salió, de invierno o río.
No sé cómo ni cuándo,
no, no eran voces, no eran
palabras, ni silencio,
pero desde una calle me llamaba,
desde las ramas de la noche,
de pronto entre los otros,
entre fuegos violentos
o regresando solo,
allí estaba sin rostro
y me tocaba.

And it was at that age... Poetry arrived
in search of me. I do not know, I do not know where
it came from, from winter or a river.
I do not know how or when,
no, they were not voices, they were not
words, nor silence,
but from a street I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others,
among violent fires
or returning alone,
there I was without a face
and it touched me.

- An excerpt from LA POESÍA (Poetry) by Pablo Neruda