Vita500 at Phnom Penh Sports’ Club

Apr 15

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Bought this energy drink yesterday at Phnom Penh Sports Club… $0.50 a bottle… no caffeine though, doesn’t kick as much as the Rockstar or Redbull but packed with vitamin C.

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NPPL on ESPN3 via ibVPN

Apr 05

You might have been 1 of those paintball fan/player that supported espn3’s facebook campaign and ended up getting frustrated ‘coz after liking them on fb — all you get is a white page, refreshing crazy by itself when you log on to ESPN3.com

Eclipse HQ even posted a somewhat call-to-attention campaign here. (Which would look like hundreds of thousand paintball supporters are spamming ESPN.)

This is what you get from ESPN after doing the call-to-attention thingy:

Hello,

Thanks for contacting ESPN.
This NPPL event is not currently scheduled to air on the ESPN networks in your area.

We’ll be sure to let our programming executives know that our viewers would like to see more paintball programming on our air.

Sincerely,

Katy
ESPN Viewer Response

————— Original Message —————
I REALLY want to watch NPPL Surf City Open Paintball on ESPN3 this weekend but I’m in Cambodia and can’t. Please Help.

In a nutshell — here’s whats needed to watch ESPN3

1] We need to make your incoming traffic appear to originate from United States.
2] Not only originate in United States — but coming from an ESPN affiliated TV/Internet network provider:

My solution to point No. 1 – VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Since the reign of VPN, i personally resisted on using the over-rated Proxy Servers. It’s not just stable. Slow. And yes, hard to get a good one. With ibVPN, it’s a breeze. Easy to setup, stable & crazy fast. Although it comes with a price, it’s money well spent. You’re not just paying for your anonymity & security, you are also able to bypass blocked websites! Not only that i was able to access NPPL on ESPN3, you might want to check these streaming sites too! -> Hulu, Pandora, ABC, NBC, BBC iPlayer, ITV

My solution to point No. 2 – AT&T

I mentioned earlier in this post that other than making your traffic look like from US, you also need to make it look like from ESPN affiliated network. Coincidentally, they have at&t from the drop down list selection and the sole provider who offer FREE @att.net email! (which means free at&t username)

HOWEVER:

You must have a U.S. based IP address to register for an att.net email account.

again, ibVPN to the rescue! I was one of the lucky few to get a FREE email on April 1.  On April 2, youll get this:

Page Temporarily Unavailable.

We’re sorry, but this service is temporarily not available. We plan to resume offering free att.net email accounts in June 2011. For more information, please click here.

You can watch all the replays and stuff btw, too bad you’d have to wait for June to get a free att.net login 😉

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Transformer 3 Scenes in Cambodia

Mar 15

I was playing with Aiken (after watching the preliminary paintball match between Dynasty & Russian Legion at PSP 2011) when Joyce saw “Transformer 3 is shooting at Wat Phnom now” at DJ Buffy’s facebook wall. I went down to ask biggie if he wants to go… after seeing the result when he googled “Transformer 3 Cambodia” he said – yes, let’s go.

I was expecting some explosions and people running around like the one i saw a month earlier somewhere in youtube.. (look for Transformer 3 Chicago shoot) –

much to my disappointment – Roads are blocked.  No audience allowed. And we were greeted with decepticons saying NO CAMERA’s Allowed. well, only after shooting a few snaps already lol… he might have been some crappy old version decepticon because he didnt asked me to annihilate…err delete my pics:

They were taping somewhere in-front the Municipal Post Office and not in Wat Phnom…

Check out this press release about Michael Bay shooting some scenes for Transformer 3 here in Cambodia (source: AKP)

“Transformers 3” To Be Shot in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, January 21, 2011 AKP –
“Transformers 3 – Dark Side of the Moon” will be shot in Cambodia in February 2011 at the Angkor Temple Complex and Bokor Hill Station, according to Mr. Nicholas Simon, producer of Indochina Productions.

“Transformers 3” is the third part of the well-known science-fiction movie about TRANFORMER robots defending the earth.

“We want to shoot in Cambodia as it is one of the most beautiful countries around. With both Angkor Wat and Cambodia’s natural wonders, we will be able to maintain the large production scale of TRANFORMERS while giving the impression that the story is traveling all around the planet earth,” said Mr. Nicholas Simon in his letter addressed to Cambodian Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith.

This production will highlight the beauty the Angkor Temple Complex to a worldwide audience, he said, adding that it is estimated that over 500 million people have seen the previous two Transformers and with TRANFORMERS 3, millions more will discover the beautiful landscapes and cultural heritage of Cambodia.

Mr. Simon also recalled his good experiences in film production working in Cambodia on projects such as ORACLE, Matt Dillon’s CITY OF GHOSTS and Legendary Pictures’ I AM THAT MAN. –AKP

By SOKMOM Nimul

Uploaded some Siem Reap shots taken last February:

I was already excited when i saw the movie’s first official trailer when they twisted the history during the Apollo 11 mission. Seeing them film here in Cambodia makes it even more exciting… 😉

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One Last Wish

Mar 09

If I knew it would be the last time
that I’d see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would videotape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I would spare an extra minute or two
to stop and say “I love you,”
instead of assuming you would know I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there’s always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything right.

There will always be another day
to say “I love you,”
and certainly there’s another chance
to say our “Anything I can do’s?”

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I’d like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget,
tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike.
And today may be the last chance you get
to hold your loved one tight.

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you’ll surely regret the day
that you didn’t take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss,
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
whisper in their ear,
tell them how much you love them
and that you’ll always hold them dear.

Take time to say “I’m sorry,”
“please forgive me,” “thank you,” or “it’s okay.”
And if tomorrow never comes,
you’ll have no regrets about today.

written by Norma Cornett Marek in 1989

I stumbled upon this poem circa 2001 and it’s been on my scratchpad since then, personally “faved” it thanks to my eyes who cant hold-on of it’s tears the first time i read it.

It’s not my poem but I’m sharing it to remind us that in this very worldly place we’re living in right now, the person beside you might be the last person you’ll see, forever.

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dye precision – beyond paintball.

Jan 15

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Trying my luck to win the sexiest paintball hopper in existence: The Rotor™ Loader!

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who took time to vote especially to my sister Nica for letting her friends support my slogan entry i posted above. The contest runs until Monday 8:00 am PST. If you haven’t like it yet… please do!

DYE Precision Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/DyePrecisionInc
then my entry here: http://www.facebook.com/DyePrecisionInc/posts/156106971106802

01 REVOLUTIONARY PATENTED ROTOR™ TECHNOLOGY
The ROTOR™ Loader far exceeds pro level feed requirements with an impressive 50+ balls per second feed rate. The constant feed rotor carousel combined with the opposing rotation of the center rotor arm provides smooth, consistent, rapid, and dependable feed performance shot after shot. This new technological design provides unmatched
performance over any other loader on the market.

02 LOW PROFILE
Designed with the professional player in mind, the unique center feed design of the ROTOR™ pushes balls straight down over a short distance allowing the loader size and shape to be small and low profile.

03 200 BALL CAPACITY
Play longer without reloading. The ROTOR™ holds up to 20% more paint than most loaders, while having the lowest profile. Additionally, the
ROTOR™ is also the lightest 200 round loader available. Simply smaller, lighter and faster.

04 SPRING LOADED FLOOR TRAY
The patent pending revolutionary collapsing floor tray allows for maximum ball capacity, while ensuring consistent, reliable feeding
down to the last ball. The spring loaded floor tray also ensures ball feeding while shooting at elevated targets by raising the floor as you
shoot.

05 NO TOOLS NEEDED
The ROTOR™ can be effortlessly broken down for basic cleaning or maintenance with the push of a button. No tiny screw and nuts to loosen, parts to lose or break off. Just smart and simple engineering with the players needs in mind.

06 SEE THROUGH WINDOW
Provides you the ability to monitor your paint level visually so you don’t get caught without paint. Windows available in additional colors
(sold separately).

07 INTERCHANGEABLE CARRIER WITH SPRING LID
The transparent locking lid is integrated into an interchangeable dual density carrier. The spring tension lid allows fast loading and a secure lock on the loader. The carrier design allows you to quickly change between your lid or speed feed. Additionally the removable upper shell allows you to use a high capacity upper that will hold 250 rounds (sold separately).

08 POSITIVE PUSH POWER BUTTON
Single push Power On/Off button with LED display. The positive push button and bright LED informs you when your loader is on or off.

09 JAM RELEASE TRIGGER
In the rare event of a ball jam caused by oversized or out of round paint, simply give the jam release trigger a quick pull and you are
back in action.

10 SHOT COUNT
The ROTOR™ provides an impressive 50,000+ ball shot count on one set of three AA batteries. This new design of efficient power regulation
is revolutionary and the first of its kind in loader technology.

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Cambodia Water Festival 2010 Stampede

Nov 23

Help me expand the list.

These are bits and pieces, news, photos, etc. that has to do with the tragic last day of Cambodia’s Water Festival 2010. At least 100+ people died in a stampede on a bridge connecting Phnom Penh to a small land called “Diamond Island” (Koh Pich) This happened on the eve of November 22, 2010

Stampede at Cambodian Water Festival

(Heng Sinith/The Associated Press)

http://www.facebook.com/sorrow.cambodian (Viewers’ discretion is advised)

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/22/more-than-100-killed-in-cambodia-festival-stampede/

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010112244892/National-news/hundreds-die-in-tragic-end-to-water-festival.html

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/world/view/20101123-304738/Stampede-at-Cambodia-festival-kills-105police

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40318112/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/11/20101122173535927986.html

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=12214063

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Map-Cambodia-locating-Phnom-Penh-least-84-people-died-stampede/photo//101122/photos_wl_pc_afp/340d58a5f11f316ee99aea605bf57b72//s:/afp/20101122/wl_asia_afp/cambodiafestivalaccident

http://www.dawn.com/2010/11/22/cambodia-stampede-leaves-25-dead.html

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Cambodia-Stampede-Kills-84-People-In-Phnom-Penh-During-End-Of-Water-Festival-Celebrations/Article/201011415822127?lpos=World_News_Top_Stories_Header_2&lid=ARTICLE_15822127_Cambodia_Stampede_Kills_84_People_In_Phnom_Penh_During_End_Of_Water_Festival_Celebrations

Disclaimer: It has been my habit, we’ll, to be honest, before facebook, that I take part on some ‘unfortunate incident’ even without me physically being involved like hands-on reaching out to those in needs. I aint superman, can’t fly to a city, or a place, etc… I try to reach out via blogging. (and now, facebooking for most i guess.) I believe forwarding or letting my “network” of people know is enough. Again, let’s keep everybody posted…

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to infinity… and beyond!

Sep 09

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(shouts my baby girl aiken! with matching buzz light year pose… and so does my heart shouting the same …. YIHEE!!! CHEESY! bwahahahahaha)

Well look at that, another milestone… but no fancy date and gifts for now says mommy joyce … i say just now… there’s still tomorrow to watch-out for, or next week… or next month… in Siem Reap? World Cup Asia at KL?…

Whichever comes first 😉

behind beside every successful man is a supportive, patient, loving, thoughtful & *shouting* woman on his side”

We still have a lot of things to do & places to go… bungee jumping… skiing… six flags… europe… etc… still a long way mommy so hang on our roller coaster relationship… yeah we’re not perfect, we’ve got ups and downs as well. but thanks to them — these things makes us a better person, as a partner, as a parent.

Again, thanks for everything… stay cheesy…  Happy Anniversary Mommy Joyce! 3 years down, forever more to go!

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