It’s more fun in El Nido!

So the Filipinos reading this will (no doubt!) already be aware of It’s more fun in the Philippines, the new campaign by the Department of Tourism to kick-start our tourist arrivals. If the success of the campaign were judged on how viral it went, well. Twitter trending worldwide? Check! Twitter mention by award-winning British author Neil Gaiman? Double check!

But that’s not even the best part. I am in absolute awe of all the fun, funny, and fabulous photos and captions that the campaign sparked. When Filipinos latch on to something, we really go all out. Some of my favorites are over here. For my humble contribution, I decided to highlight the fun stuff that happens where I work: El Nido, Palawan.

Photo and caption by me. Taken in South Miniloc
Photo by the fabulous Rima de Dios, caption by me.

And my favorite part:

Photo and caption by me. Taken at 7 Commandos beach.

Visit El Nido! Yahoooo! 😀

Kindle screensavers: Wedge Antilles, Rogue Squadron (Star Wars)

The fourth and last (so far!) in my Kindle screensavers series: Wedge Antilles and the X-Wings of Rogue Squadron from Star Wars. Some people like the Jedi (I do too!), others the stormtroopers. Me? I love the flyboys of Rogue Squadron. I have all the novels and almost all the comics (just missing issues 2/4 and 4/4 from The Rebel Opposition). Michael Stackpole writes them so brilliantly! Aaron Allston gets a special mention for the excellent writing of the Wraith Squadron series 😀

The screensavers:

Rogue Squadron attacking an Interdictor-class Star Destroyer

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Kindle screensavers: 10th Doctor, 11th Doctor and Amy Pond (Doctor Who)

After a review of Michale Scott’s book “The Warlock”, here comes the third in my Kindle screensavers series: the 10th Doctor and the 11th Doctor with Amy Pond from Doctor Who. Can I just say that I absolutely adore David Tennant and Matt Smith’s Doctors? The 10th and 11th Doctors are tied for the position of Doctor of my heart (don’t make me pick one!). I want to smush them both 😀 And confession time: despite knowing who the Doctor’s (future) wife is, I still ship 11th Doctor/Amy Pond. If not Amy, then Rose Tyler but definitely not River Song. I firmly believe that Amy just settled for Rory – sure she loves him but I don’t think she’s in love with him and she certainly doesn’t love him as much as she loves the Doctor.

Anyway, on to the screensavers!

How can you resist the Doctor?
Matt Smith's smexy eyes 😛
The reason why my brother watches "Doctor Who": Karen Gillan's legs *rolls eyes*

Kindle screensavers: Zatanna (comics, Smallville)

The second in my Kindle screensavers series, this time featuring my favorite magician: Zatanna Zatarra 😀

Her comics incarnation:

I just love this cover! I'm still mourning for her solo series 🙁

Her Smallville incarnation:

Serinda Swan was just perfect.

Kindle screensavers: Oliver Queen, Chloe Sullivan (Smallville)

Did you know that you can jailbreak your Kindle to allow for custom screensavers? I didn’t until Rocky told me. So yay! Much thanks to Rocky for letting me know of this vital piece of information 😀 Why is it vital? Because while I absolutely adore my Kindle, I’m not a big fan of most of the stock screensavers. (Let’s face it: the Emily Dickinson portrait is really creepy.) I wanted to take the easy way and just download the screensavers that other people have made but the main source for these screensavers is a Tumblr blog and I hate navigating through a Tumblr blog. End result? I made my own! 😀 I’ll be doing a series of entries featuring the screensavers I made from various promotional images and covers. Some of the screensavers I made (and am currently using) were based on other people’s fanart but I won’t be sharing those because it feels weird to be sharing derivative works without the other guy’s permission.

First up: Oliver Queen and Chloe Sullivan from Smallville (Chlollie represent!)

Yes, I get Justin Hartley's hotness on my Kindle!