Monday, April 15, 2013

Campaign season!

I joined a logo contest recently and it had 2 rounds of judging. The first would be the popularity vote. Contestants would have to enjoin their friends to vote for their logo once. The top 20 with the most votes would qualify for the 2nd round where they would actually judge how the logo looks. Voting was easy. No registration of facebook accounts required. The only problem was getting people to take 2 sconds to go to the site and click vote.
 I'm kind of a veteran when it comes to campaigning for votes so this was my first appeal on facebook. Simple and straighforward. The only problem with entering 3 logos is that my votes was also split.
 I also made a cartoony post that spoofed politicians to appeal to the young ones.
 I also showed a sample of one entry that had already had a lot of votes just 3 days later. I don't want to sound mean, but c'mon!
***Update*** This entry went on to have an insane 8,000+ votes for each logo which must have triggered some alarm bells. Days later, this entry was pulled out.
 To appeal to the masses who were in love with a certain soap, I went with a fake endorsement from their stars.
Finally, I went for the geek vote and used an image of Tyrion Lannister from the series Game of Thrones. So far I now have 171 votes.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Dimsum break with friends

Love that the dimsum is served in those containers
 A friend of ours from Canada was coming home for a bit and wanted to meet up with us. We were supposed to go to our traditional meeting place in Megamall but we were intrigued by another friend's ecstatic posts about Dimsum Break, which is a famous restaurant in Cebu that had finally opened a branch in SM North Annex.
 Dimsum break in Manila is a cafeteria-style resto with an array of dimsum varieties behind a glass case from which you select your meal and the famous "original steamed rice"
Apparently, this was different from the steamed rice we have here which is just plain cooked rice, to the consternation of Cebuanos who were expecting rice topped with a mix of meat and shrimps in a savory sauce that was a meal in itself.
 Everything was great and very tasty but we may have ordered too much as we had a lot left over even after so many hours of eating and laughing over stories old and new. But our host didn't mind because their prices are very affordable! Dimsum orders were just P65 while the steamed rice was just P68! These are very student-friendly prices so it's no wonder this place is a hit!
 And there are so many other items on the menu we haven't even tried! Lomi / Pancit canton/ Wanton noodles for P80, siopao for P38, desserts for P55... It's just a pity that it's a bit far from my place. But lucky for everyone else in Quezon City!


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