2011 in Quotations - TechPinas Looks Back at Some of the Most Memorable TP Stories from the Year That's Coming to a Close

"Isang kabobohan ang panukalang batas [na] Anti-Planking [Act of 2011]. May mga bagay na mas mabigat kesa sa Planking. Hindi krimen ang planking, hindi ito pagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan o pagpatay sa kapwa."
- Cha-Chaey Garcia (Planker), Anti-Planking Act of 2011, September 2011

"While others have been scrambling to copy the first generation iPad, we’re launching iPad 2, which moves the bar far ahead of the competition and will likely cause them to go back to the drawing boards yet again."
- Steve Jobs, iPad 2 Introduction, March 2011

"My mama told me when I was young, 'We are all born superstars.'"
- Maria Aragon, Filipina Girl Covers Lady Gaga, February 2011

"I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board."
- Carol Bartz, Yahoo CEO Fired Over the Phone, September 2011

"Our intention is to maintain Sun's current offers and further improve them. One clear opportunity is mobile broadband. Leveraging the combined networks of PLDT, Smart and Sun, we plan to expand the reach and raise the quality of mobile broadband services for Sun subscribers. This is in line with our Internet for All advocacy."
- Napoleon Nazareno, Smart PLDT Sun Merger, March 2011

"Stop the fu*k|ng changes!!!"
- FB user on Forums, Facebook News Feed Revamp, September 2011

"We are introducing a new and improved Friendster in the coming weeks that will be focused on entertainment and fun."
- Friendster, Social Site Shutdown, May 2011

"Hindi ako ang hinahanap niya. Hindi ko mabigay yung kailangan niya."
- KC Concepcion, The Buzz Interview, Break-up with Piolo Pascual; Hot on Twitter, November 2011

"Reyes is a welcome addition to growing roster of future scientists and engineers in the country which will take the Philippines to greater heights. We are optimistic that Reyes will even outshine the asteroid named after him as he pursues a science career."
- Dr. Leticia V. Catris, Asteroid Named after Filipino High School Student, May 2011

"If the person loves me, he should love my God too."
- Shamcey Supsup, Ms. Philippines : Miss Universe 3rd Runner-up, September 2011

"We’d like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. We want to make Google better by including you, your relationships, and your interests. And so begins the Google+ project."
- Google, Google+ Introduction, June 2011

"My 11-year-old brother, who is a big crybaby, was really upset when he saw [the Ugly Birds] cake."
- Angry Online Deals Customer, Ugly Birds Cake, November 2011

"Dear valued Customers, In compliance with the new Smoking Ordinance Repubic Act Section 5, No. 9211, please be advised that effective Monday, June 27th, all Starbucks stores nationwide will be smoke-free."
- Starbucks, Smoke-Free Zone, June 2011

"I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it. A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 yuan."
- Chinese Boy Who Sold His Kidney to Buy an iPad 2, June 2011

"If you're already satisfied with 5mpbs, then what do you think about 53mbps?!"
- Mark of TP, Smart LTE Boracay Demo, June 2011

"This kind of blatant copying is wrong [...] Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products."
- Apple Representative, Apple vs. Samsung in Court, April 2011

"Labas...pasok! Pak!"
- Vic Sotto, Nokia Dual SIM Celebrity Endorser, June 2011

"We are incredibly proud of this record-breaking sales milestone and have exceeded the annual target announced early this year, which is testament to the enduring appeal of Samsung phones with consumers around the world."
- JK Shin, Samsung 2011 Sales Figures, December 2011

"A female jiulinghou, referring to those born during the 90’s, tweeted on Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter) that it is her 'dream to own a iPhone4 but her father won’t let her get one.' She then decided to sleep with someone in exchange for the mobile device."
- Korean Herald, Girl Offers Virginity In Exchange for iPhone 4, June 2011

"Hi Angel! This is Phil. How are you? I was just wondering if you are free for Valentine's Day?"
- Phil Younghusband Tweets Angel Locsin, February 2011

"What you see in the Nokia Lumia 800 is a refined version of the N9 industrial design, with the manufacturing process evolved, with us having a better understanding of how to do it at a very large scale, all because of the N9."
- Stephen Elop, On Nokia N9, June 2011

"Camping further calculates that the Rapture is 722,500 days after the crucifixion of Christ."
- Wikipedia, Harold Camping's Judgment Day Calculations, June 2011

"Putangina ka!"
- Mayor Sara Duterte, Davao City Mayor Punches Sheriff in the Face Youtube Video, July 2011

"Kunyari [merong gusto yung Azkals na] sobrang pangit na babae, eh kung gusto nila yun, anong magagawa niyo?"
- Amanda Coling, Azkals Rape Scandal Hot on Twitter, July 2011

"From the looks of it, if DTI approves the said requirement then it will contradict itself. Thereby opening its doors to questioning. However from the get go, I think bloggers falling under the said exemption are indeed and will still be exempted."
- TP Friend Comment, DTI Permit for Blogger Contests Issue, July 2011

"She’s Andi Eigenmann. She's Agua Bendita. [...] My daughter doesn't deserve this."
- Mark Gil, Andi Eigenmann Pregnancy Controversy Hot on Twitter, July 2011

"Some of the best singers are from the Philippines."
- Ellen Degeneres, Twitter Post on the 2 Things She Learned from TV, August 2011

"I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee. As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
- Steve Jobs, Formal Resignation as Apple CEO, August 2011

"Maayong buntag, Pilipinas! Kamusta kayo?"
- Paris Hilton, Twitter Post During Visit to the Philippines, August 2011

"Nakakainis dito sa Pilipinas. Ang papangit ng mga tao."
- Angie Ligot, Angie Regrets Being a Filipino, October 2011

"Motorola Mobility’s total commitment to Android has created a natural fit for our two companies. Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers. I look forward to welcoming Motorolans to our family of Googlers."
- Larry Page, Google Motorola Acquisition, August 2011

"Dapat iinform! I should have been informed! Yun lang yun!"
- Christopher Lao, Flood Mishap : The Guy Who Wasn't Informed, August 2011

"To all TP Friends, to my family and friends, maraming maraming salamat! I wouldn't have made it this far without your support. This award really inspires me to be better at what I do."
- Mark Milan Macanas of TechPinas, Globe Tatt Awards Results, August 2011

"Smart Communications is now in the process of preparing for Apple iPhone 4S' official launch in the Philippines by year-end 2011 or around this coming Yuletide!"
- TP Insider, Smart iPhone 4S, November 2011

"Sira na [ang] sea wall sa Manila Bay, [malaki ang chance na umapaw talaga dito ang dagat]."
- Paul Go, Tsunami-like Waves Batter Manila Bay During Typhoon Pedring, September 2011

"Yes, the president attended the gathering. I do not see anything wrong with that since its his obligation and responsibility being the head of MalacaƱang to be present and show his support for his hardworking employees and their respective families. But I believe that it doesn't mean that the president is not thinking of ways to help our kababayan(s) in Mindanao."
- Valerie Concepcion, Typhoon Sendong Relief, Malacanang Party Controversy, December 2011

"Asia represents opportunity. Asia represents growth."
- Gregory Wade, BlackBerry Developer Conference Asia 2011 Keynote, December 2011

"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."
- Tim Cook, Steve Jobs Passes Away, October 2011

"I think the story of Lola Aurelia and Lolo Luis teaches us three important things that we should always keep in mind:
1. As the song goes, love always, always finds a way. And because of that, there's always hope.
2. Together, Pinoys in social networking sites can help change people's lives for the better and make good things happen.
3. It's actually possible to trend on Twitter for all the right reasons."

- Mark of TP, Lola Aurelia and Lolo Luis - Three Things I Learned from Them, November 2011

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