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2010 in review

WordPress has kindly sent this year and review stats to me. It’s very helpful to see how many posts you actually made in a year and how much traffic is sent. Thank you all for coming to the site and I’ll do better this year.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,400 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 82 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 439 posts. There were 64 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 6mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 18th with 232 views. The most popular post that day was UP Lantern Parade 2010 Part 1.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were otaku.fm, facebook.com, joystiq.com, twitter.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for up lantern parade 2010, morbol, marlboro final fantasy, final fantasy marlboro, and lair of the shadow broker.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

UP Lantern Parade 2010 Part 1 December 2010

2

Final Fantasy XIV Fall Update October 2009

3

Dragon Age Origins Awakening coming in March January 2010

4

Hands on: Dragon Age: Awakening SPOILER WARNING!! March 2010

5

UP Lantern Parade survival guide 2010 December 2010

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UP Lantern Parade Part 2

More lantern parade pictures.

UP Manila College of Pharmacy winning float. Happy 100 years next year!

You know you’ve got it made when you have an effigy. NO TO EDUCATION BUDGET CUTS!

UP PEP Squad at Melchor Hall

Professor Edru Abraham with the College of Arts and Letters

College of Law

UP College of Mass Communication

I wonder how much work went into this?

The winning float from the College of Engineering. Happy 100 years!!

Pictures don’t do this justice. The guy on top pedals and the feet and head move.

Institute of Chemistry

Fellow lecturer Ramon Bautista also taking pictures.

They walked 2.2kms in these.

That’s no Clown fish. College of Fine Arts

Piranah?

Piggy floatation device

Merman in a can

College of Fine Arts

Fireworks finally!

I found this year’s parade kinda weird. There were no screens at the Amphitheater which led to no views for those who were there. The sound kept cutting off, probably because of grounded cables due to the rain. The angle of the fireworks were dangerously close to the audience with the explosions happening right above the crowd. Because of the close proximity of the fireworks, the whole area was covered in smoke. I hope they fix these next year.

See, the lights were on and it still looks great.
Lantern Parade 2009

I hope you enjoyed the parade as much as I do. See you again next year!

UP Lantern Parade 2010 Part 1

Fireworks!

We’re all finally on Christmas break! The UP Lantern Parade this year was a bit iffy for me. Probably because of the heavy rain right before the parade started. But it did not dampen the mood of those who were there. As soon as the rain stopped, the streets were filled by all sorts of student creations and the students who made them.

Part of the parade route

College of Home Economics

Palma Hall crowd

UP Pep Squad

Free Coke Zero!

Statue of Liberty c/o College of Architechture

Melchor Hall crowd

NISMED Lantern lit up

INC Central Temple from the College of Architecture

Hagikhikan costume makes it reappearance

School od Economics Lantern

College of Education

UP Belly Dancers!

More pics to come!

UP Lantern Parade survival guide 2010

It’s that time of the year again. The last event of the season is the most attended.

At the amphitheater

The faculty, students and staff of the University of the Philippines Diliman come together to put up a parade of lanterns usually with a theme. It’s great day for family and friends to enjoy the Holiday Celebrations. Here’s this year’s guide to prepare (somehow) for the 2.2 km route of the parade.

Roads will be closed.

I couldn’t get Google Map to do what I want so I’ll just type the road closures.

University oval will be closed beginning 6AM on Friday.
Magsaysay Avenue will be one way going in.
Quirino Ave leading to Katipunan will be one way going out.
University Ave. from E. Jacinto will be closed.

University Avenue

What to bring?

A chair. Folding and easy to carry. You’ll need this, the parade usually starts at 4pm and may end at 10pm depending on the activities.

Food and drinks. There will be a lot of vendors around but to be safe you can bring your own. Alcohol is not allowed inside the university and dispose of your garbage responsibly.

Keep everything you’re bringing light. It’s going to be quite a walk to your car after and lugging that huge water cooler will be quite a task.

If you are taking pictures, just bring one lens, zoom preferably with a focal length 35mm-150mm around that range will be great for everything.

A memory card of at least 8GB if you’re taking pictures in RAW format. Believe me, there’s a lot to take in.

Tripod. You’ll need this for the fireworks.

Fireworks

Best seat in the house?

Recommended places to stay,

Palma Hall steps
Melchor Hall steps
University Amphitheater – My personal favorite. Bigger space, great view of the fireworks. You get to see the performances of each college with a short introduction.

WTF – UP Open University

See you on Friday!

Hagikhikan 2010 Backstage

View from the back

Sorry if these pictures look like those secret photos of secret products. These pictures were taken during general practice which gave a preview of the entire show. Colleges are limited to a 6 minute performance with participation of the UP PEP Squad.

Front stage left

PEP Squad goes here

CMC and CHE stay here

Remnants of the Diliman Commune?

UP-CMC Faculty Performing today!