Friday, April 11, 2008

Funky New Clock

The Puzzle Alarm Clock won’t leave you puzzled, but it will leave you wide awake. Reminiscent of the popular toy that you played with when you were a kid that required you to put different shaped pieces into their matching holes, the Puzzle Alarm Clock awakens you to a rocking sound and then fires the puzzle pieces off the clock. The only way to shut off the alarm is to snap each piece back into place. You will not fall back asleep after you have climbed under your bed to grab that last puzzle piece! Nope, you can’t unplug the darn thing to shut off the alarm: you need to complete the puzzle (battery operated). Find it at

The World's 7-Star Hotel

Acknowledged as the best hotel in the world. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, the hotel soars to a height of 321 metres, dominating the Dubai coastline. At night, it offers an unforgettable sight, surrounded by choreographed colour sculptures of water and fire. This all-suite hotel reflects the finest that the world has to offer.

With your chauffeur driven Rolls Royce, discreet in-suite check in, private reception desk on every floor and a brigade of highly trained butlers who provide around-the-clock attention, you can be assured of a highly personalized service throughout your stay.

The Burj Al Arab has attracted criticism as well as praise, described as "a contradiction of sorts, considering how well-designed and impressive the construction ultimately proves to be." The contradiction here seems to be related to the hotel’s extreme opulence. "This extraordinary investment in state-of-the-art construction technology stretches the limits of the ambitious urban imagination in an exercise that is largely due to the power of excessive wealth."

Another critic includes the city of Dubai as well: "both the hotel and the city, after all, are monuments to the triumph of money over practicality. Both elevate style over substance." Yet another: "Emulating the quality of palatial interiors, in an expression of wealth for the mainstream, a theater of opulence is created in Burj Al Arab … The result is a baroque effect". Sam Wollaston writing in The Guardian described the Burj as "...fabulous, hideous, and the very pinnacle of tackiness - like Vegas after a serious, no-expense-spared, sheik-over".

I'm Glad I Am an IT Graduate!

Recently, I received email letter from an IT firm here in Davao, Although I already have a job, I still submitted my application and CV to the company who emailed me, the positions available are mostly for IT related course.
In a news published by one of the national news paper, one article cited that based on the current survey, Philippines will need at least 100,000 IT professionals, for different IT related jobs, by the year 2010, it is based on the demand for the the said field. Wow! I'm glad I'm one of the IT graduate, the opportunity are countless!