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What is Happy?

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Summit Media Job Openings

ADMIN SUPERVISOR (RECORDS & ASSET MANAGEMENT)
At least a Bachelor's/College Degree in Business Studies/Administration/Management, Human Resource Management, Economics, Commerce or equivalent. At least 2 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position. Preferably Supervisor / 5 Yrs & Up Experienced Employees specializing in Clerical/Administrative Support or equivalent. Job role in Administrative Executive or Management. KEY ACCOUNTS SPECIALIST
At least a Bachelor's/College Degree in Business Studies/Administration/Management, Marketing, Commerce or equivalent At least 1 - 2 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position (preferably with experience in dealing with accounts / buyers of big supermarkets / chain of stores as well as with bookstores and newsstands) Has good marketing / negotiation skills MANAGEMENT SERVICES ASSOCIATE
At least a Bachelor's/College Degree in Engineering (Industrial), Business…

Superman was in a Porn Flick

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Har har har!! Oh, you have got to read about it... and more "creepy sex scenes in comics." Courtesy of Cracked online.

THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED Years of Philippine Komiks and Cartoons

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Mango Comics' Boboy Yonzon makes this announcement in his Multiply blog.

"THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED Years of Philippine Komiks and Cartoons coffee table book will be launched on Oct. 16, 2009 at 5PM at the Powerbooks, Megamall. Written by Dr. John A. Lent of Temple University and published by Yonzon Associates."

This is a book that's long overdue, and it's such a thrill to know it's finally coming out. I'm soooo flattered, as well, that Zsazsa Zaturnnah herself will grace the cover jacket. It's, like... wowowowww!!


For a preview of the inside pages, visit Boboy Yonzon's Multiply blog.

Backtrack: Paula Abdul singing live

Now that Paula Abdul has exited American Idol (to be replaced by Ellen DeGeneres), we can only wish her the best of luck. Feels weird seeing her do other things, like that little "Ellen" tribute she did in the recent VH1 Divas show--even hosting the entire event, for that matter. I hope that she finally, finally releases a full studio album.

Check out Paula singing live in the early 90s, during the Yokohama leg of her "Spellbound" world tour. (She brought the show to Manila, too. Saw it and loved it.)

Do you have $75,000++?

If book publishing is your game and you have extra dollars in your bank account, why not start a book printing business--with a machine that can produce a bound copy of a book in less than ten minutes?!

The Espresso Book Machine prints and binds "library-quality" books, is just slightly larger than those hefty photocopiers we see in major bookstores, and requires only one person to operate. This takes the concept of print-on-demand to a whole new level--imagine having a bookstore housing potentially thousands of titles, all within a teeny three square-meter space.

See the Espresso Book Machine in action through this video.



Produced by New York-based On Demand Books LLC, the unit will cost you at least $75,000. Unfortunately, the machine is currently only available for sale in the US, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Redesigning the Philippine Peso

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Interesting. In the website Numismaster.com, Richard Giedroyc of World Coin News reports that the Philippines may just change the design of its currency. This reminds me of that campaign years ago to redesign the American dollar, resulting in some really fabulous ideas.

(See other U.S. dollar ideas in the Dollar ReDe$sign Project.)

Since my brain wasn't working at the office, I decided to give the whole currency redesign thing a quick and rough whisk. Here's what I came up with--a still quite conservative take on our 20-peso bill. (click on the image to enlarge)


Or a "what-if" 2000-peso bill. (click on the image to enlarge)


Why don't you have a go at it? Whether you're a designer or not, see where your imagination takes you. I can imagine some of you doing something really breathtaking, while some might go the satirical route. (Can you design a bill made out of smoke?)

When you're done, do share!

RIP: Patrick Swayze

He made women swoon in Dirty Dancing and Ghost. He even had a top 5 Billboard hit in "She's Like The Wind," which is a beautifully haunting song if you haven't heard it yet (music video below). Goodbye, Mr. Swayze. You're incredible, and indelible.



Watch him in Dirty Dancingthrough this link.

Isn't this cute?

This just makes me smile.

From EverythingUSB.com: "Slightly more practical is the Snoopy USB Hub. This 3 port USB hub has Snoopy in his ultra favorite role as an Flying Ace hunting the Red Baron."

Digital Filipino celebrates 10th anniv with free webinars

From the Digital Filipino website:

"DigitalFilipino.com will celebrate its 10th anniversary this September 17. In partnership with ProFora Media, we will have a series of free webinars showcasing the variety of ways the Internet has empowered Filipinos globally and dub it as One Internet Day 2009."

The free webinars are as follows:
9:00am to 10:00am
Introduction to Software Process Improvement
by Janette Toral of DigitalFilipino PH-SPIN
Register for this webinar. 11:00am to 12:00nn
State of E-Commerce in the Philippines
by Janette Toral of DigitalFilipino.com
Register for this webinar. 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Website Development Best Practices: A Briefing on the 3rd Digital Filipino Web Awards (2009)
by Janette Toral of DigitalFilipino.com
Register for this webinar. 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Managing Training Effectively and True ROI
by Karthik Subburaman, Country Manager of The ECC International
Register for this webinar. 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Internet as a Research Medium For Children in Elementary and H…