Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gaisano City's Newly Renovated Bowling Center

Gaisano's been renovating the place so as to attract more customers. It's definitely about time.

The Bowling Center's Entrance in Gaisano City, Iloilo City
The newly renovated Bowling Center is clean and inviting. It is located in the back most portion of Gaisano City's cinema area.

Enjoy a 10-pin computerized bowling game at 60 php in Gaisano City's Bowling Center
What's so awesome about this bowling center is it's computerized. So if you have no idea how to score... or how to bowl for that matter, this is definitely the place to start learning. They are currently charging 60 php per game and 20 php for the shoe rental (or it might have been 40 php).

Grandpa's on a roll!
Here's an interesting old man bowling his way to 4 consecutive strikes while we were surveying the place.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Breakfast at Jollibee Gaisano City,Iloilo

Why am I posting about Jollibee? That's because I had one of the nicest breakfast there. I was waiting for my sister's photos so I decided to grab the opportunity of eating my favorite Jollibee breakfast- their pancakes. Paired with my new favorite Jollibee drink, the coffee float, I felt...privileged.

Jollibee at Gaisano City located in Luna St. Lapaz, Iloilo City
I arrived by the counter at 11 am which meant the unavailability of my beloved pancakes. Determined to get those artificial pillows of digestible heaven, I pleaded hoping she would reconsider. Lo and behold, two more pancakes available! I thanked Gerly for her kind consideration and paid for my order.

Jollibee Pancake Meal costing 51 php with Coffee Float Upgrade. Total breakfast cost... 76 php
I will admit that there's a little too much ice on my coffee float. Other than that, I am quite happy for their service.

Jollibee is located at Gaisano City, Luna St., Lapaz, Iloilo City.
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Iloilo Kennel Club, Inc. All Breed Championship Dog Show

Rather than making this a narrative post, the Iloilo dog show information will be listed as follows:

What: 139th to 144th Iloilo Kennel Club, Inc. All Breed Championship Dog Show

When: July 5-7, 2012 starting from 8AM to 5PM

Where: Marymart Center, Iloilo City

Judges: Mr. Mario Magsaysay, Mr. Boby Tesoro, Mr. Bong Natividad, Ms. Elaine Ty and Mr. Michael Siy (Beagles only), Ms. Jenny Egan (Australia), Ms. Tong Sue Lyn (Singapore)

To find out more about the Iloilo Kennel Club, Inc's 139th to 144th All Breed Championship Dog Show, just click on the link.
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Jailbreaking iPhone 3GS 5.1.1 for Newbies (No Network, No Service, Searching...)

I am making this post because it took me two days to fully jailbreak an iPhone 3GS my friend asked me to. Normally,, a click of the button labeled "Jailbreak" should do the trick. However, this one in particular was already jailbroken but some of things normally enjoyed by JB users weren't there.

So here are the reasons you may have decided to use this post:

1. The newly Jailbroken Task Manager isn't working as it should be.
2. You're experiencing the "Sim is not Valid" screen.
3. You can't further activate your iPhone 3GS (just like in number 2)
4. You've updated to 5.1.1 from 3.1.3 and don't know how to deal with it.
5. You have the "No Service" signal
6. You are stuck with "Searching..."

Before we go to the nitty gritty part of Jailbreaking iPhone 3GS running on 5.1.1. You'll have to determine when your iPhone 3GS was manufactured. The Serial Number can be found in two places.

1. One is in the About section of your iPhone. That would be on Settings> General> About.
2. Two would be on your Sim Tray (this is when you are unable to go to the About page). So pop out that Sim Tray and check for your Serial Number.

How to determine iPhone's Serial Number?

You will need to determine the date/week of the iPhone's manufacture date. Disregard the first two serial numbers. The next three are the crucial ones.

Say for example your SN is  86022******

Disregard 86
022 means it was created during the 22nd week of 2010 (where 0 in 022 is the year and 22 is the week)

Why redsn0w?

First, I tried Absinthe 2.0.4 and Snowbreeze. 

Snowbreeze (with the help of iTunes) was able to successfully customize the firmware but unfortunately, I encountered the "No Service" and "Searching" problem.

Absinthe 2.0.4 will not re-Jailbreak an already Jailbroken device. It was a Rocky Racoon jailbreak issue.

Now, we need to prepare the following:

Redsn0w_win_0.9.14b1 or later version

Now What?!?

NOTE: If you've Jailbroken your phone already, don't forget to back up your data and restore your phone to a regular, non-customized firmware. Before we start anything else, don't forget to attach your phone to the cable.

ANOTHER NOTE: For Windows XP users, you'll need to right-click the redsn0w application and Run as Administrator.

1. Open redsn0w
2. Go to Extras
3. Click Select IPSW
4. Select the Firmware of your iPhone 3GS ( iPhone2,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore)

5. The firmware should be successfully identified (Bottom Picture Labeled 1)
6. You will be prompted whether your bootrom is New or Fixed (Bottom Picture Labeled 2). Make sure you've read this prompt (especially the one highlighted in RED)!

7. Now, you can select Back and click on Jailbreak. After "Preparing jailbreak data" is done. Place a check on "Install Cydia" and "Install iPad baseband".

IMPORTANT NOTE: A prompt will appear again saying that you might brick your phone if you've ticked this and your phone was manufactured later than the 34th week of 2011 (e.g. SN **134******)

The bottom picture should be pop out after clicking on Next.

If your iPhone is connected, there should be the words "Connected: iPhone 3GS (.....).

8. You can now either follow the prompt by clicking on "Next" to provide you the process of doing DFU mode or you can download iREB in the link to teach you how.

9. In DFU Mode, a new message will pop out in Redsnow saying "Fetching iPad Baseband files (please be patient)."

NOTE: This took approximately 5 minutes in my machine. Then there will be more messages such as 

Exploiting limera1n
Uploading first stage
Uploading second stage
Uploading ram disk
Then, we wait while your iPhone does its magic. Complete the iPhone prompts and insert your sim to see if you get a signal. If not... here are the next steps to follow.

10. Open Cydia
11. Press on Manage> Sources> Edit> Add
12. Type in http://repo.iparelhos.com and press on Add Source
13. Wait for the "black" screen to be done.
14. Go to search and type in Ultrasnow Fixer.
15. Install that and look for Ultrasnow. Install this as well.

In a minute, your phone should have found your network. If not, reboot your iPhone. Time to install Installous. The latest as of this post's creation is Installous 5. Follow these steps:

16. Follow steps 10-12.
17. Type in http://cydia.hackulo.us and press on Add Source.
18. Wait for the "black" screen and press "Restart Springboard".

Viola...PHEW! I hope this helps.
Some of these steps were taken from the following references:

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hungry Ninja, Iloilo

I know I've been putting this post off. I can't help but procrastinate in updating this blog especially since I've been a bit busy with the other one. 

Anyway, this is just a series of pictures I've taken from my visit at Hungry Ninja. Their food is good with prices affordable to students and yuppies alike. 

While waiting for your food, you can read the Hungry Ninja's story.
One of the things that makes Hungry Ninja stand out is their wall design. It's a story about a ninja who visited different countries to perfect a number of Asian recipes. Its vibrant colors and comical appeal can definitely catch one's attention.

If you're done with the story and the food still isn't there, then at least you've spent some of your waiting time productively.
I've been tinkering with Photoshop so kindly bear with it. The pictures weren't in superb form so I had to dabble with editing it to make them presentable.

Order #24 down the drain. Prices are on the receipt at the bottom.
And I was supposed to document my visit... I couldn't help it. I was too hungry to mind. Worry not, I definitely took a picture of my second serving.

Order #26. The Banana Fritters were good but my personal favorite is the Mango Float.
Here were the orders I've made. Feel free to check the prices and the corresponding pictures above..

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