Ever wonder what would happen if Zuckerberg deleted Facebook?
Ever wonder what would happen if Zuckerberg deleted Facebook?
This story went viral so fast, I was wondering what happened…
Awww, I’m just glad it all turned out well for them both.
This is hilarious! Admit it, these are circles you’d be DYING to include. In case you’re still lost on the whole Google+ thingy, read my earlier crash course post HERE.
Sooo Pinoy is a movement spearheaded by Unilever Food Solutions to promote Filipino Cuisine in the dining out market. The goal was to inform Filipinos about the rich cuisine we have as a nation and to encourage Pinoys to dine out and enjoy our very own rich cuisine. The movement started last year, and Sooo Pinoy came out with monthly articles talking about our all-time favorite Pinoy dishes such as Sinigang, Bulalo and Crispy Pata, which people voted on via mobile as their ultimate Filipino comfort food. Last year’s winner was Sinigang.
This year, the partnership goes bigger as Unilever Food Solutions team up with Philippine Daily Inquirer, Team manila, and the Sooo Pinoy ambassadors Chico And Delamar (woot, that’s us!) and Juana Change (Mae Paner), as the campaign promotes not only Filipino food but the local operators who serve our Filipino favorites.
Each month, the Philippine Star and the Philippine Daily Inquirer announce the dish feature of the month and the 30 restaurant nominees who serve the best focus dish. Diners then vote via Facebook which they think is the best restaurant serving that dish which culminates at the end of each month. The winning Top 10 are then featured via Facebok, PDI, Philstar and the Sooo Pinoy ambassadors.
As for us, Chico and Delamar, as ambassadors, we will participate in a 15-restaurant challenge. We will be dining is 15 restaurants that specialize in Pinoy Cuisine, and then we will blog about our experiences in each restaurant. How cool of a task is that? We’re very stoked because both Delle and i are big eaters and huge fans of Filipino food. Personally, I can eat adobo any time, anywhere. Kare-kare is also one of my all time favorites. And who can say no to crispy pata? Even our barkada is a huge fan of eating, in general, and Filipino cuisine specifically. One friend’s specialty is his asado, which melts in your mouth, and his white adobo, which sends us in paroxyms of pleasure. Another friend’s specialty is his binagoongan, which he cooks to a point where you can no longer distinguish which is meat and which is fat. Absolutely divine. They love to cook, and we love to eat. And whenever we eat out as a group, we gravitate towards our favorite Pinoy restos like Cafe Juanita, Fely J’s, O Kitchen, Via Mare, Abe, among many others. So you see, this cause is very dear to us personally. Even when we travel, one of the highlights is to discover the cuisine of whatever province we’re in (we’re also huge advocates of discovering the many beautiful travel spots in the Philippines).
So watch for our posts on our blogs, Twitter and Facebook accounts, and we’ll take you with us on our journey to rediscover Filipino Cuisine at its finest! For more details and updates, visit the Sooo Pinoy Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SoooPinoy and you can also follow @SoooPinoy on Twitter. We’ll be starting our restaurant challenge this week, and we can’t wait!
We’re so honored to be the Sooo Pinoy ambassadors and hopefully we do a good job in bringing Pinoy cuisine back to the forefront of Pinoy palates all over the countries. And if because of our posts you guys troop to your favorite Pinoy restos, then we’ve done our jobs! We’re sooo excited to be part of Sooo Pinoy!
When I first got an invite to Google+, I had no idea what the heck that was. Apparently, it’s the latest to challenge Facebook’s supremacy in the social networking biz. Who knows, before you know it, Facebook could be tomorrow’s Friendster. So I dived in after a week of dilly-dallying of whether or not I was getting into it, but when I did, I came out a little bit confused. To be fair, I felt the same way the first time I signed up for Facebook. It’s pretty much like FB, with some Twitter mixed in, but with a twist. For me, the biggest twist is the concept of “Circles”.
On Facebook, everyone on your network is a “friend”, even if they’re family. With Google plus, you assign everyone in your network into circles. You basically have to assign a label for each person. For instance, you have a circle for “besties”, one for “work”, one for “family”, one for “acquaintances”, one for “badminton group”, one for “jejeberks”, and so on. So each time you post a status update or video or photo, you can opt to publish it for the public to see, or you can assign only specific circles to see it. So if you’re posting your drunk pics, I don’t think you’d want your family to see them. This solves the FB problem of your mom seeing you in drag in some drunken night out, or your boss seeing your Boracay pics on the weekend you called in sick. It’s a little bit more work, but it has it’s advantages. Another cool feature I like “Hangouts”.
Basically it’s multiple webcam chatting, where you and your friends are like hanging out together even if everyone’s in a different place. I haven’t actually tried this, but I’m so curious about it. The regular version of this is “Huddle”.
The way I understand it, it’s like you chat as a circle. So if you have a barkada circle, you can just post your messages and everyone in that group will see it. Sound good to me!
Actually, everything about it really sounds good, but whenever I’m on it, it’s still pretty bare, and hardly anyone’s in it. Only a couple of friends are in my circles, and it’s no fun until most of your family and friends are on it. So get an account already so things become more interesting! I don’t know though if it’s still by invitation only. What I know is, you can’t sign in unless you were invited by someone who’s in it already (or something like that). Will this be the next big thing? We won’t know until you guys get on it!
Oh, one more thing, you can follow people you don’t know as well, like on Twitter, so you can follow the celebs or people you find interesting without them having to add you or something. And when you do add someone, they won’t know which circle you added them to. You can add them in the circle “bitches” and they wouldn’t know any better. So in case you’re there, check me out, it’s Chico Garcia (although I haven’t really posted anything yet). I’ll try to post a test photo after I publish this.