Ceskypooh’s World has moved

I’ve finally done what I first thought was impossible … I’ve moved Ceskypooh’s World to a new location. Kinda like moving to a new home, eh?

Go check it out! To my dear readers, thank you for all the support. 🙂

Welcome to Ceskypooh’s World

I know. I know. I’ve promised time and again that I’ll update the blog regularly. But a lot of distractions are coming my way that I just don’t have that much time. I do, however, visit my blog every day to check for malicious comments and other problems.

Dada Joel isn’t doing well updating his personal sites, either. He’s just too busy with the blogs at Hinge Inquirer Publications that he has little time to check on other things (hopefully excluding us, Mama and me).

Well, enough of the ranting. I’d like to welcome you to the new Ceskypooh’s World. Why change the theme when the old theme was working well? White. Yes, white. I miss having a white background. There’s so many things you can do with a white background that you just can’t with others, like the Andreas’ gray.

Before I sat down to actually activating a new theme, I was considering switching to Contempt or Ocean Mist, both of which would have done nicely. But when I logged in this morning, I found this nifty new theme by Small Potato of wpdesigner. Cool! A theme designed by my dad’s favorite (he’s using the potato’s themes on some self-hosted blogs).

This theme, simply called Digg 3-column, features two widget-ready sidebars, a customizable header image (which I haven’t really fixed yet), and “nifty green tabs” at the top of the pages. What more can a young blogger ask for? Haha.

So, without further ado, I bring you the new Ceskypooh’s World. Again, I promise to update more regularly. Hopefully, my loyal readers will continue to visit and encourage other readers and bloggers to drop by, too, even once in a while.

Perfect World Expedition: A newbie’s view of Pangu

Perfect World Expedition

It’s been a while since I posted, so I feel so rusty. Gosh. My absence can be attributed mainly to the fact that Dada Joel is so busy to help me maintain Ceskypooh’s World. But I vow to do my best to continue posting regularly. And now, for my first post in over a week, I’m happy to introduce a new blog co-authored by my father (so that’s what you’ve been doing, huh!).

Perfect World Expedition is, as its introductory phrase implies, “The adventures and misadventures of an erudite Pinoy gamer in his first-ever MMORPG.” Primarily authored by Dada Joel’s long-time friend, Relly de Guzman Carpio, the new blog provides a fresh take on online gaming. It features not only insights into a first-time MMO gamer but also funny anecdotes presented through one-line comic strips.

Here’s a sample entry:

I have never played an MMORPG before (that’s short for Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, dearie, and its pronounced as spelled; try not to read it as a word). But I have played. Oh have I played. I have been playing Role-Playing Games since I was 12. On this, my 20th year as a gamer, I have finally decided to cross the final threshold, to finally drop the proverbial final fig leaf.

Blogging: Search for Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs ends

Digital Filipino’s latest writing project, the search for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007, has drawn to a close after almost three months. A brainchild of SEO expert and blogger extraordinaire Janette Toral, the project of identifying new and emerging blogs that are making an impact on its readers has drawn more than 500 nominations from different bloggers across what we call the Philippine blogosphere. In the end, however, only 10 blogs will be chosen.

Sadly, Ceskypooh’s World, though nominated early in the search by Mon Macutay of GM Tristan Online, was disqualified because it had been started before August 1, 2006 (although technically, this blog really got things going in March 2007 hehe).

On a more cheerful note, however, it’s good to see the names of familiar blogs in the masterlist of nominees—truly, they are deserving not only of the prizes but the distinction. Among these blogs and bloggers are Aileen Apolo’s An Apple A Day, Chris and Apples Haravata’s Kubiertos, Paolo Mendoza’s The Philosophical Bastard, Dine Racoma’s The D Spot, Sally Lo’s The Angel’s Garden, Miss Trinity Divine’s Female Gamer, Carlo Ople’s Waukster, and Chino Yray’s Voluntary Death. If only Dada Joel and I got our acts together, we would’ve voted for these wonderful people.

Anyway, it’s time to end this post. Good luck to all the nominees and congratulations to all the winners. See you on August 1.

Egad! My dad’s 92 percent addicted to blogging

Yep, you read that right. Dada Joel is 92 percent addicted to blogging. I learned this after answering several questions for dad on a site called Mingle2.

Actually, we didn’t really need that site to tell us what we already know. Just the act of getting me, his daughter, Joyce, my mother and his wife, and other family members like MommyLo, my paternal grandmother, in on the phenomena is proof enough.

Soon, very soon, our family will dethrone the Racomas, the Philippines’ royal family of bloggers. Gosh, I really hope not. Hehe. Peace, Tita Dine. 🙂

Food: Tasting Asia at SM Mall of Asia

Dada Joel is currently at a bloggers gathering at the SM Mall of Asia, the largest shopping center in, where else, Asia. He’s probably rubbing elbows with blogging luminaries such as Noemi Dado, Dine Racoma, Jayvee Fernandez, Janette Toral, Aileen Apolo, Abe Olandres, Marcelle Fabie, and if I type any more names WordPress might run out of space.

Anyway, I just want to give a warm shoutout to all the bloggers in the Philippines. Truly, the Pinoy blogger’s tribe is increasing and getting stronger. Here’s showing the world that Filipinos are powers to reckon with in the World Wide Web.

Ceskypooh’s World Perfect World CBT account giveaway

PWCBT account promo

That’s right. Ceskypooh’s World, in cooperation with GAME! Magazine, the Philippines’ best online gaming magazine, and Level Up! Games, is giving away a total of 50 Perfect World closed-beta accounts this week.

To join, follow these simple steps:

1) Compose a comment about what race and job you’re going to create in the Perfect World and the reasons behind the decision. Don’t have an idea about the different races and jobs? Click this.

2) Post your comment in the box/field provided below this blog post. Make sure you fill out all of the fields, especially the one asking for your email because that’s where we’ll send your CBT username and password.

3) Visit the GAME! blog and use the feedback form to tell its staff how much you love the magazine.

The first 50 contestants who fulfill the requirements to our satisfaction (short/nonsensical/spam comments will not be considered) will get one Perfect World CBT account. Simple, right. So what are you waiting for?

Shameless Plug from me, Cesky: Please don’t stop visiting Ceskypooh’s World and the GAME! blog after joining—and hopefully winning—this contest. More contests are in the works. Oh, and it won’t hurt if you subscribe to my RSS by clicking this. 😛