Monthly Archives: April 2008

PSP All Star Janken Cheat/Password

Mind you guys that this is is a bit SPOILER, well yeah, sort off.

Ramsey and I were discussing a few PSP games last weekend – and this time about some weird game we found over the net. All Star Janken. Don’t worry, This wont be a review blog entry. Ill let the screen shots speak for itself

If the photos didn’t speak for you, well, nine stunning idols to battle with
in games of janken – or paper, scissors, stone. Successfully beating the idols
brings up revealing revelations of the ladies. Set in the sun and full of
vibrant colours and bubbly idols.

Win 5 round and you’re on for a treat…Unlike other games, You need not to be expert and smart on this one though 😉

oh and for the cheat/password of the game?

1-7-3-2-0-5-0-8-0

Enjoy!

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Bon Voyage Jivy!

jivy & pong - Cambodia\'s First Home and Lifestyle Expo 2008
She’s been gone for like 10 hours (only) and i miss her already… for real…

Yeah, it’s only just now that the thought of joyce going home in PI is sinking in. Add up the fact that im literally home alone as everybody went out of the city except me! Big boss ashley is bound for sydney, australia this sunday, jojo is going home to manila as well. nico, nina & jean (my appt. mates!) left phnom penh this morning for Sihanouk ville, and is scheduled to hit Siem Reap tomorrow. The rest are going for a beach break tomorrow at 10am. The country’s celebrating the Khmer New Year in a few days and it’s an official holiday for most offices — thats why everybody’s going places.

Recap:
– Breakfast with jivy at a Vietnamese Resto infront our building.
– ‘Hammered’ our ISP to fixed the internet which was down since late afternoon yesterday. Symptoms: Unstable connection. Cause:Interference. Solution: They increased the ‘cute’ 1M pole to a tall 6M pole.
– Went to lucky at around 1:20 to buy some ‘baon’ for joyce. Also bought the same sandwich for my lunch. Jojo and a friend came to pick her up at around 1:30.
– Did the artwork for InterContinental Hotel Phnom Penh advertisement on their Green Globe campaign/award.
– Finally got the Linksys WRT54G to work! A ‘hard reset’ solved the problem
– Stayed in the office until 10pm. Organizing files, downloading stuff, fixing and tweaking both our blogs. (well for your information, http://jivy.technoville.net has officially moved to www.joyceira.net)

Not only that i replaced my old Freshy 1 template to the latest Fresh 2 theme, i also upgraded my old 2.3 WordPress to the latest WP 2.5 version. Thanks to InstantUpgrade plugin for a less-than-3-minute, hassle-free, automatice wordpress update.

Cheers everyone! All for now…

Congratulations Hershey and the rest of Batch 2008

Congratulations Sister!
It is with with pride that I congratulate my sister Hershey “Nica” Lagaya on her graduation, April 2, 2008 – Cavite National High School. God bless and keep up the good work!

History/Origin of April Fool’s Day

April Fools’ Day, sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.

New Year’s Day Moves
Ancient cultures, including those as varied as the Romans and the Hindus, celebrated New Year’s Day on or around April 1. It closely follows the vernal equinox (March 20th or March 21st.) In medieval times, much of Europe celebrated March 25, the Feast of Annunciation, as the beginning of the new year.

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year’s day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.

Problems With This Explanation
There are at least two difficulties with this explanation. The first is that it doesn’t fully account for the spread of April Fools’ Day to other European countries. The Gregorian calendar was not adopted by England until 1752, for example, but April Fools’ Day was already well established there by that point. The second is that we have no direct historical evidence for this explanation, only conjecture, and that conjecture appears to have been made more recently.

Constantine and Kugel
Another explanation of the origins of April Fools’ Day was provided by Joseph Boskin, a professor of history at Boston University. He explained that the practice began during the reign of Constantine, when a group of court jesters and fools told the Roman emperor that they could do a better job of running the empire. Constantine, amused, allowed a jester named Kugel to be king for one day. Kugel passed an edict calling for absurdity on that day, and the custom became an annual event.

“In a way,” explained Prof. Boskin, “it was a very serious day. In those times fools were really wise men. It was the role of jesters to put things in perspective with humor.”

This explanation was brought to the public’s attention in an Associated Press article printed by many newspapers in 1983. There was only one catch: Boskin made the whole thing up. It took a couple of weeks for the AP to realize that they’d been victims of an April Fools’ joke themselves.

Spring Fever
It is worth noting that many different cultures have had days of foolishness around the start of April, give or take a couple of weeks. The Romans had a festival named Hilaria on March 25, rejoicing in the resurrection of Attis. The Hindu calendar has Holi, and the Jewish calendar has Purim. Perhaps there’s something about the time of year, with its turn from winter to spring, that lends itself to lighthearted celebrations.

Observances Around the World

April Fools’ Day is observed throughout the Western world. Practices include sending someone on a “fool’s errand,” looking for things that don’t exist; playing pranks; and trying to get people to believe ridiculous things.

The French call April 1 Poisson d’Avril, or “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered.

source: David Johnson and Shmuel Ross, infoplease.com