Saturday, November 28, 2009

finding someone in cebu...

my journey continues....

sometimes i get lonely for no reasons at all, but i guess that's part of me already, i have this tendency to miss people and sometimes i don't even know who i am missing...

right now i am in the queen city of the south, for a short vacation and to see and find some long lost friends. as i have told everyone, cebu will always be a home to me, will always be special and i will always come back to this wonderful city. i was educated here, education in all aspects of life...i have countless of wonderful memories and great friends here who have been a part and in some ways touched my life...and now i'm back here again...even just for a while...

for the first 2 days i already saw some friends and tomorrow i will go and find another special woman whom i have been missing for years now, she is just a friend...a sister...

or maybe i am also here to look and meet new faces, i thought i found one last year but when i came back i realized i was's alright i still have 2 more days to look around...

i feel kinda tired lately, tired in the sense that i wanna settle down with one person and enjoy life together but i'm also kinda certain that it will not happen soon but again i wish i am wrong...

i am alone in my hotel room, kinda lonely that is why i chose to spend time here in the lobby with my notebook...hoping to exaust myself and get upstairs to lay on my bed and sleep and wake-up tomorrow and see new faces, or a new face that would stay for good...a new face that would bring joy, a new face that would put this turbulent life at ease...with this one, i wish i am right...

but no matter what, i will always move on...i know there's so much things out there for me to explore...more lives to touch...more backs to tap...if you're reading this please wish me luck...i am just human and sometimes i get desperate and hopeless but i know i shouldn't give up...

i have to move on.....and smile....

Friday, October 2, 2009

Why I must vote for Noy!

It's not a question but a statement.

It's not because he is the son of a man who died for the country, who changed the lives of the millions of Filipinos, nor his mother lived for the sake of Democracy. Not even because he is the brother of Kris who's every statement becomes the talk of every single household in this country... but because I see the chance of change, of integrity or passion and love for fellowmen.

The Aquino's have been an inspiration to all of the Filipinos. Ever since Ninoy was murdered by you know who, the people have adopted Cory and her kids as their own family, and they did the same. What I love about this family is that they treat all of us as part of them, they shared their love with us. I will never forget each time Kris makes big decisions, she never forgets to ask permission, understanding and advise from all of us her family, or at least she will always let us know that she is about to make a big step in her life.

When Noy was offered the chance to run as the President, he expectedly did not say Yes right away. In my opinion, saying Yes quickly would create doubt. Only a greedy person would immediately grab the change to be the most powerful man in the country. Instead, Noy was humbled, he considered every one's opinion, his family, the people, his party and God. I know in my heart that he made the right decision, it wasn't easy, it wasn't quick because there are many sacrifices including the selfless act of Mar Rojas (whom I'd be voting as well). When people and God gave you the blessing, then no one can stop you from doing the right thing. Nobody can beat the power of the righteous.

Let us all take a look around. The other party is choosing their candidates in the traditional dirty way of who's got the money, the connections and the favor they can give back. Damn them!!!! they will not win I promise you Noy!!! We will not let them win!!! and besides who will win when each and everyone of them wants to be the president? plus the one choosing her candidate does not seem to want to leave her post??? Can you imagine what kind of administration they can run?

We now have this chance to have a different kind of governance...A new breed of politicians...New visions for our country. Please let us not waste this because this chance may not come again.

I will not only vote for Noy, I will campaign for him and Mar. It will be a campaign not just for Noy to be the President but a campaign for a brighter Philippines.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

working and having fun

I never thought working could be this fun :)

After I quit my job in an american company (thanks to the US recession) I decided to look for a homebased work and a friend suggested Everything was tricky at first because you have to take the so called "readiness test" before you can proceed to apply. I did pass that test after taking it several times, well only 5 times lolz! I mean, the answers are all there but I was tired of reading all those things. Anyways I passed and took some other tests to make my profile more attractive. And then BINGO!!! I found myself some work, oh yeah 3 jobs actually, one regular job and 2 part-time jobs.

The first one is kinda noble so to speak...I was hired by a Norwegian Non-Profit Organization called Taransvar and their main purpose is to alleviate world poverty. See? I'm now an agent for helping and uplifting the poor. My job is to call companies in South Africa (the nicest people I have ever dealt with, EVER!!!!) and to sell communication devices like cordless phone connections with internet access. It's actually a new project, so we are still in the process of testing the market.

The second one is a part-time job with an Indian Company called SB Corp and I write articles for web content. Money is not actually big but it's just a part-time work and I am being trained to be a good writer for websites lolz!

The third one is so cool for me and I love doing it. My employer is a British guy who operates a website about Asian Movies, Actors and other news. I contribute articles, reviews and other things. So what I do is just watch asian movies and write about them and then earn something, isn't that cool?

Do check the site at, you can write comments or send messages too.


Friday, August 7, 2009

back on my feet

I'm finally back in the City...I have not been blogging for a while because of lots of things..

First...I was out job hunting, after I quit my job in Ortigas Center, lots of things have been difficult. I tried working in an American Company somewhere in Makati but things did not work out fine. The travel going there is very exhausting, I live in Caloocan and Makati is such a far away place and I need to ride a tricyle, then LRT then a jeepney to go there (Taxi is out of the question because I can't afford to spend Php400 fare everyday)...Until I finally decided to work at home and thank God somebody created ODESK. Now, I have finally landed a job at the comfort of my own home. I have been hired by a Norwegian Non-Profit Organization and we sell Telecommunications and Internet Services to major cities in South Africa. The best thing with this is that part of the profit goes to charity, to help the less fortunate children in Africa, in someways, I feel a part of their mission...

Ok, but prior to that, of course I went home to my old and sleepy province of Samar....and I have some authentic promdi pictures here...

I have a cousin who owns a fish pond and I decided to fool around. I actually have lots of stupid pics but it's too silly to be posted here. Living in the province is such a pleasure, the simplicity is very much humbling. It's like, life there is so much easier and kinda slow...yet so unwicked, unlike the fast paced, selfish, wicked, chaotic life I live in the big city...

I also finally got to taste the native tinolang manok and sinaing sa palayok which was soooo yummy....and lastly, there's the pic of the piece of land where I am going to build my dream house. The land is almost on top of the mountain and overlooking the sea.

So there you go... that's the update...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Farewell Madam President...

President Cory Aquino, the 11th and the first female President of the Philippines is dead.

For a lot of reasons I am sad and felt that it is my duty to write about how a wonderful human being she is...

The woman, a plain housewife who has been admired by the world for her courage after the assasination of her husband. She then became the President of the country after the peaceful 1986 Edsa Revolution. Even Time Magazine took interest of her charm and made her Woman of the Year for 1986.

Cory has since become the symbol of Peace and of Democracy and the people have always adored her even after her term as the president. Her opinion always mattered in the world of politics.

And now she's gone, our Cory Aquino is gone... in someways people are sad yet thankful that her pain is finally over, her suffering has ended and she is now at peace with God.

Maraming Maraming Salamat minamahal naming Cory...

For bringing back democracy, for inspiring us, for uniting the filipino people, for changing the lives of the millions of filipinos and for touching our lives. We will always love you, we will never forget you and you will forever be in the hearts of all the filipinos...

Rest in peace our Dear President...We know that God has already prepared a special place for you in heaven...

Sunday, July 5, 2009


can either make you smile or cause you pain...

you smile when you think of the wonderful things in your past, those laughter, those friends, those places...and sometimes you wish you can go back in time and live it once again...

and sometimes it hurts, when you realize that it's all gone, it's in the past and no matter what you do you can never have it back... and the only thing left in your heart are the memories...memories that you remember each time you hear a song, or see a familiar place, or when you see those people that have been a part of your past.... then you walk down that lane, with a smile or with a tear....

i guess that best thing to do is still live it most, by then at least you have wonderful things in your heart...things that could make you more human, things that can trully define your life...

i'm not really sure why i'm writing this stuff at this time, maybe i'm missing things, lots of things.. but this is the least i can do, miss them...even if it must go on so that i can make new wonderful memories again...

we just need to be strong and never give-up, life can be so much fun, it can be full of amazing things, nice friends...friends that can make us smile when the past visits us once in a while...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My New Job

I am officially working again, I'm done with being a bum for a month and I have to admit that sometimes being a bum is so refreshing...after working at night for 4 years I trully missed sleeping at night and sleeping for over 8 hours sooooo cool!!!!

But I have to go back to reality that I need to survive in this tough and wicked city. Pano nalang ako mabubuhay, pano ang mga bisyo at mga gala lolz! Now, things are a bit different, the fact that my work is in Makati and I am staying in the North part of the metropolis is an exhausting journey, but as I said, I need to survive and survival needs a lot of sacrifice, so I'm giving this a shot.

Work is Ok, not as fabulous as my previous work but things are seem to be more relaxed as well, the company does not have much work force so I get to see and interact with almost everyone everyday. We only have a couple of Americans running the company, the manager and the owner and my new workmates seem friendly and I have not noticed anyone bitchy yet...

And yesterday morning, our manager thought that the people need some bonding or team building specially that they have added 26 people or so to the floor... And so we went bowling.... Unfortunately, it's been 13 years since I last played the sport, so my arms and entire body ached a lot (or baka sa edad ko din :)). I met some friends then, few guys from the team I was was fun actually. I'm hoping to stay longer in this office and hopefully more cash so I can start building my dream house back in the province.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I just got home from watching this movie, oh yes it's Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. I was too excited and decided to watch it on it's opening day, and all I can say is...






Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Me and my cousins all went to UK yesteday..

Yes, UK...a.k.a Ukay-ukay... somewhere in Munumento. I went with them to find something cool, like vintage stuff that I can't find in the shopping malls or it would be damn expensive in some shops...and there you see pinag-tripan ko ang isang fur styled jacket lolz!!! First of all, it's really itchy, maybe because it needs thorough washing or maybe I'm not used of wearing something with feather like things or maybe it's just itchy... Anyways, I took a couple of pics of me wearing it just to check if I would look cool in it and I think I looked Ok, I thought of the people who will see me wearing that jacket when I take the bus or MRT lolz!~

Then I ended up buying this one at Php200, it's actually a good buy, kakarating lang daw ng stocks kaya mahal ng konti. I love the texture at talagang magagamit sa work hehehehe..

According to Kuyang Tindero there, the trick is go to Ukay-ukay when their new stocks have just arrived so you can really pick the very good ones, it would be kinda expensive but those are real good stuff. Then after two weeks their prices would slip a bit to encourage more customers but the items will be "pinagpilian na"...

Jologs na kung jologs but sometimes going to these places is fun, you can really check-out some cool outfits, out of this world designs at a very cheap price. You just have wash it real hard to get rid of that distinctive UK smell (oh yeah the smell that makes me sneeze to the highest level)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009



It was my birthday yesterday and I'd like to thank all those who greeted me at sa mga gusto pang mag-greet, thanks..

It was fun and I got drunk on the eve of my birthday, I was with my cousins in Mandaluyong then on D'Day, I was with my family of course, we cooked some food and ate together. The funny thing is that I don't feel any older, maybe it's true that Geminis don't get old, they will always be young LOLZ!!!

And of course I got the best gift this time, I got hired. Yes, I have a new job already and I will be starting on June 23 and it will be in Makati. Yup, kinda hard cuz I'm staying in Caloocan and will be working in Makati, but it's ok I know I can always find a way to enjoy and make the most of it.

Right now, I will continue on celebrating :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Job Hunt

My new mission in the coming two week? is to find a new job.

I have been jobless since I quit 3 weeks ago, I had my vacation already and it's about time to find a new thing to do to earn money and survive this city. It's tough to live in Manila when you're not earning anything because everything is so expensive, it's like the moment you step out of your door is an expense already and I can't afford to just spend and spend and not earn, I don't wanna dry out my savings...

It's 3:17 in the morning and I just got home from an interview with an american company in Makati, somewhere in Salcedo Village. The company's offer is quite reasonable plus a very good commission package, we are just waiting for their call if they are willing to give-in to our asking price (of course, established career and experience earns you the right to demand once in a while lolz). So hopefully by next week things will be finalize if me and my gang will be working there.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I"m Back


As I mentioned on my previous entry, I went to Cagayan de Oro for a few days to attend the wedding of my dear cousin Dinah. The wedding was pretty simple but happy and elegant. Simple because only families from both sides, relatives and close friends were invited to attend, Happy and Elegant because my cousin looked so pretty in her gown and the groom looked his best as well.

I arrived in Cagayan last Friday at almost 3pm, thanks to CebuPac though our flight was delayed and kinda scary because the weather isn't that good when I left, the plane was kinda shaky and as always, I'm scared of flying. When I arrived in Cagayan, the weather eventually changed, it was so humid out there and the getting a taxi was ridiculously expensive, they charged 250 pesos from the airport to the city (250 is the lowest possible price). Then I saw everyone, cousins, uncles, relatives and friends whom I haven't seen in 8 years, and the never ending "kumusta ka na?" goes....

Day 2 Iligan City

Right after the wedding we left Cagayan for Iligan City. I missed the place so much, the last time I was there was when my Aunt died and it was 2001, a lot of things has changed since I last visited, good thing it was peaceful already. A couple of months ago the city was bombed several times allegedly by Muslim Insurgents.
And of course as planned, we went swimming to Timoga Swimming Pools where the water was so inviting, so cold and so refreshing. The water from the pools came from the mountains and they have an overflowing supply so the water in the pools changes all the time, it just flows...I really wish we could have something like it here in Manila. Ansarap ng tubig as in sobra!!!!
Ok now, my next trip is in July and I'm going to the island of Samar.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas

I just finished watching this very touching movie "the boy in striped pyjamas"..

The story is set during World War 2. An innocent boy, the son of a Nazi Commander who befriends a jewish boy in a concentration camp. At first the boy thought the camp was a farm where other people live and where he could find friends to play with. The name of the boy is Bruno, a nice little man who is fund of adventure books and wants to be an explorer. At first he thought people in the farm are weird because they wear pyjamas all the time, until he met the jewish boy named Shmuel who enlightened him about the horrors of the camp.

Bruno always wonder why there was that odd smell coming from what he thought chimneys of the farm, little did he know that that smell came from the gas chambers where the Jews were being killed and burned. When Bruno's mother realized that it was a labor camp and that people are being slaughtered there, she decided to take the children away, Bruno along with her sister. But before that could happen, Bruno decided to visit Shmuel and help him find his missing father. He changes his clothes and wiggles under the fence and is now in the camp with Shmuel wearing same striped pyjamas that the prisoners wear.

Bruno comes to realise that the camp is completely the opposite of what he saw in the propaganda film and wants to return, but Shmuel encourages him to continue helping to find his father. While they look in Shmuel's hut a group of Nazi soldiers arrives and marches all those inside (including Bruno and Shmuel) to a low concrete building. The men and boys are made to undress, supposedly for a shower, packed together in a gas chamber, and killed.

When Bruno's parents realized he is missing, they run to the camp and try to find him. They find Bruno's clothes next to the hole under the fence. The Father runs throughout the camp and discovers an empty hut, and, reaching the gas chamber, concludes that Bruno has been brought to the gas chamber with a group of Jews. When Bruno's father arrives the boys are already dead and he is devastated. Upon hearing the father's cry of "Bruno!" the mother and Bruno's sister realize what has happened and are equally devastated. A last shot showing the undressing room with many camp uniforms reminds the viewer that the tragedy is not just Bruno and Shmuel's death, but that of many other Jewish people during the holocaust of World War II.

Monday, June 1, 2009



Oh yes, she was in Channel 5 last night on Lucy Torres' show Shall We Dance. She's grooving into some ballroom dances.
Who would have thought? Years ago she was just an ordinary tindera ng isda or something but thanks to Manny, she's now on TV and have the most expensive jewelries and was able to travel to Las Vegas to support his son. We trully cannot tell a person's destiny, we do not know what awaits us tomorrow.
The Pacquiao family is really an inspiration for people to dream, to aim high and to never give up. They make us realize that dreams can come true, that there is a chance for us to be whatever we want to be, there is just of course loads of hardwork, persistence, determination and prayers that goes with it.
So, let's go on dreaming. Not to be a world famous boxer or to dance ballroom on TV, but whatever it is that we have in our hearts. Lets be inspired not just by the Pacquiao family but for the thought that there is always hope out there, a little hope that we can hit it big, that we can go big time.
As for me, I won't stop, I'll always move on...I know I'll get to that dream...then when the time is up to retire, I would just be in a beach enjoying the view and having a drink...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

wedding singer

Oh Yes! I'll be a wedding singer next week. It's for my dear cousin's wedding, her name is Dinah and the wedding is going to be all the way in Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro to be exact.

It makes me smile when I think about how time ran so fast, it's like a few years ago she was this little girl I used to take to school because her mom, my tita is at work. I watched her grew up like my little sister and now she's going to have her own family...funny thing is I'm still unmarried lolz!!!!

She specially requested the song "it's your love" by Tim Mcgraw (Gil Ofarim has a version of this song), so I will be singing that song while she march down the aisle to married life, and I'm kinda nervous not because I'm afraid to sing in public but I want it to be perfect, for her and for our family. And I also prepared few other songs for the reception.

It's been like 7 years since I last visited Mindanao and I am extremely excited because I will also be visiting Iligan City and see familiar places, the Timoga Swimming Pools and some water falls out there, and also I'll be seeing lots of cousins from my mom's side, the nicest and the coolest of all.

And maybe, meet someone new, who knows....

Friday, May 29, 2009

Shirley Bassey

This is kinda late...but last week was the fiesta celebration of my cousin's place, it's somewhere in Mandaluyong. There was a dance contest and I was one of the judge (3 years in a row that is lolz).

Aside from the dance contest there was this Gay Impersonation contest and this one is so funny, we were able to take a video.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I'm officially back!!!! wasn't able to blog for I think a week because my PC was in a bad shape, I mean just the monitor and I had to buy a new one.

The latest is I'm still jobless, after I quit my job last week, the job that I learned to love...I miss working at night, my everyday routine of sleeping by day and working at night, my regular dose of coffee and cigarette, my clients...the americans I spoke to everynight, and most specially my dear friends whom I have seen almost everynight for the last four years. I'm still sad, I know in my heart that I made the right decision, it's just that I miss a lot of things and people... four years is four years and it made a mark in my heart already.

Ok, enough of the sentiments... the good news is...I got no pressure anymore wahahahahaha yeyyyy!!!! I'm currently a bum but I think I earned it, I'm enjoying my being unemployed at the moment. I went to the mall (which I haven't done in a very long time), went shopping and most of all, I'll be in Cagayan de Oro for a vacation.

When I get back, I'd look for a new job and I'd probably opt to work at home, maybe get 2 jobs working at home. I know that this kind of arrangement is already available. I missed blogging so I might be doing this everyday.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Yesterday was a big moment in my life, a made a big decision, in fact one of the hardest...I quit my job...

I have been with this company for 4 wonderful years and it really changed my life including my family. The job had the most attractive salary with great benefits, that is why I am sad that I had to leave. I have several reasons and money is included of course. First all of my friends got fired and only myself was asked to stay and I thought, will it be worth it?

The company offered some perks for people who would decide to accept the offer and stay and a severance package for those who will be asked to leave. After a quick thought I decided to voluntarily quit...

I feel in my heart that I made the right decision, it's what my heart says...not that my friends are gone and I will be alone eating in the pantry or during yosi break, I'm just tired and want to do something else, somewhere else...the severance package is not bad at all, it's more than enough to start a little business or maybe take a break for a while before looking for another job.
For now, I'm just sad...because I will truly miss the company, the office, my desk, my routine....but that's life, I have to move on...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

wazup with me?

First of all I'm happy that it's weekend...yet it's going to be a hectic and exhausting one. I'm off from work at 8AM, oh yeah I'm still on graveyard shift...But I'm kinda excited cuz I'm finally getting my tickets for my local trip this year yeheyyy!!!!

First is June 5th, I'll be in Cagayan de Oro City, The City of Golden Friendship. I'll be just attending the wedding of my dear cousin but at the same time I'll try my best to experience their rafting and water trekking. Then, I'll drop by my mom's home place, Iligan City, the City of waterfalls, and swim the cold waters of Timoga Swimming Pools. Then be back here in Manila by June 8th.

Second trip will be on July 22nd. I'll be home to attend our town fiesta, and you know when you're a filipino and probinsyano, fiesta is really a big deal to you. It's one of the season where you can see old friends, relatives etc...oh and when I say home I meant my sleepy wonderful town Sta. Margarita, Samar, that's like 18 hours travel by bus and more than an hour by plane and thank you Cebu Pacific air for the cheap tickets :)

Third is November 25th, I'll be in my second home, the queen city of the south, the wonderful CEBU. It has been my devotion to visit the queen city every year. The city I love and miss so very much it hurts awwww!!! I spent 15 wonderful years in Cebu, I was educated there, education in almost all aspects, in school and in the real world. I do miss my friends there a lot and I think of them all the time, maybe I'm crazy but I always imagine waking-up in the morning and taking a stroll in Jones Ave. or in Colon or maybe just in Urgello to buy some food, grab a drink and hang-out with friends. Sometimes I try not to look at Cebu Pictures online because it brings back memories and I'm kinda hurt that I can't be there because my life is now here in Manila... I still plan to buy a nice house there someday soon.

But meantime, I'll to enjoy my chaotic weekend...I'll meet a friend at 1pm (still sleepless) then I'll be judging a dance contest in Mandaluyong wahahahahah!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Goosebumps Allover

For all of us who have music in our system, this one's again from my favorite show. An outstanding performance and SHE'S ASIAN. Check it out and say something...

Sue Son - Violinist - Britains Got Talent 2009 Ep 4 - Funny blooper videos are here

Now, would you do the same? Leave your friends for fame? Tell me....

Friday, May 8, 2009

Reyna Emperatriz????

Are you serious Rustom? ah mm I mean BB???

Ok here's the issue...

I know that almost everyone has heard that Rustom Padilla now known as BB Gandanghari was not allowed to get inside Aruba Bar (located in Metro Walk along Meralco Ave. in Ortigas) beacuse the bar has a strict policy when it comes to cross-dressing and we all know that BB has been wearing fancy clothes since he became the "woman" as he claims he is. This incident is not the first because Inday Garutay had the same experience before with the same bar. Again, they have a strict policy with this matter. As expected, BB protested, saying he was there for an invitation of a friend Rannie Raymundo who's having a show, but he was never allowed. And so he went away and then blogged the incident on his blogspot. On his blog, he strongly stressed that he was not violating anything or any dresscode because he is not a man wearing a woman's clothes but she is a "woman", no violation whatsoever....(If you wanna know more about this story check the internet, it's all over google).

Anyways, this post is not just about BB and his Aruba Bar incident. Few minutes ago I checked at PEP, that BB has accepted the offer to be the REYNA EMPERATRIZ at a Malabon Sagala ng mga Bading. Well I can't help but say MY OH MY! I thought he said he's a woman and if you're a woman, why join Gay's Santacruzan? isn't it supposed to feature gays? Well, this only means acceptance that he is one of them. A comment on BB's blog said that while he has that "shaft" between his legs he will never be a woman, or in my point of view, come on BB, being a woman is all in your mind, no matter what you do you can never be one. You can act like one but you are not one, you know why? because you are a man, you were born a man and that you have to accept it so that people can accept you as well. I guess people right now understand that you are out trying to prove something, maybe you're trying to prove something to yourself, just maybe. But for people, we have seen so much like you. We have seen gays struggle for acceptance, and they we're accepted by people because they are being themselves, they are respected and not ridiculed because they showed to people that they can be respected as well. I think people would love and admire you more if you tell people that yes, you're gay and you're loving it.

I'm not saying I'm right but this is just my opinion.

Monday, May 4, 2009


When I made my post early today, I thought that was it for Monday...I'm gonna eat and then rest the whole day because I have to work tonight. Then I went to watch my Favorite British reality show Britain's Got Talent on Youtube. But later on I smelled something, like somethin's burning somewhere and I first thought of my kitchen because once I left the stove open for 4 hours, I was cooking and then I forgot to turn it off, oh yeah stupid me!

But I remember turning it off this time. So I thought something was terribly wrong, I looked outside my window and saw this!!!!

The garment factory just across my building is on fire. I didn't panic at first because I thought it's not that close to where I stay, it's a few meters away but on the other side of the street and I also stay on the 4th floor. I went to get my camera to take a few pictures and when I looked back at the window, I was horrified...smoke was everywhere. The wind direction is through my building so the smoke got into my room so quickly. I couldn't see anything and my eyes was hurting. PANIC MODE!!!!!!


I managed to lock my door grab my wallet, phone and ran downstairs!!!!

Good thing those firemen were able to take control quickly...nobody died, I'm not sure if anyone got hurt or what's the cause of the fire (katatapos nga lang eh) But I'm relieved that I'm still in one piece and no one is hurt.

Later I'll try to be a reporter and check what happened down there.

proudly pinoy

Manny Pacquiao's latest victory came as no surprise, people have expected him to win. As a matter of fact, anywhere you go, you can hardly find anyone who would bet against him. My officemates just bet on how many rounds would it take for Manny to knock Hatton down...and indeed in two very short rounds Hatton was literally knocked-out.

Manny has now become a phenomenon, a national inspiration and almost everyone who is associated with him becomes known to the public or at least become news ( look at Nanay Dionisia, Freddy Roach, Jinkee and their kids, Ara Mina, Chavit Singson etc..)

And it's amazing how road traffic slows and almost zero crime records in Manila area each time he has a fight. This only shows how proud Filipinos are, that one of us is out there representing us in the world of boxing. Each fight is a fight of our country and each win is a triumph of each one of us.

I just hope that when all this is over, when the boxing gloves are kept in the closet, when the lights are off...we should still remember how Manny Pacquiao gave us the honor, the pride and the inspiration that dreams can come true, that no matter how simple your life is, no matter who and that you are, there is always a little glimpse of hope that you can be whatever you want to be...just look at Manny...

Careful though Manny, this country has a history of persicuting those who inspire, those who give mentioned on my last post...careful Manny...we love you so just be careful who to trust....

Saturday, May 2, 2009

pilipins my pilipins

ba't ganun????

I'd like to start my entry with that question...

I know in my heart that we have a great country, but ba't ganun???

Jun Lozada is in jail...the person who had the courage to expose the anomaly and corruption of the ZTE deal. The person who became an inspiration to filipinos, that somehow there is still a slim chance for honesty, that somehow not everyone can be consumed by greed for money...and now he is behind bars, and the people he accused of dishonesty, of corruption is out there enjoying their power and their freedom.

Is this the price for going out and telling the truth in this country?

Would you still be honest and tell the truth for the sake of the filipino people if you know that you would only end-up in jail?

Now, what kind of country are we running here...what kind of freedom are we supposed to enjoy?

And why him??? why is that guy who is accused of malversation of funds of a pre-need company not in jail?

Why is that husband of the most powerful woman in this country accused of corruption and money laundering and using his connections and power for personal benefits not in jail?

Or why is that guy who is accused of the multi-million fertilizer scam still out there? inspite of the overwhelming evidence that he masterminded the scam...

Well let me say this, I hope you all die! so we, Jun Lozada and the rest can move on with our lives in our wonderful country.

Monday, April 27, 2009

saHod Na BUKAS!

It's Monday the 27th, again I had a boring weekend just stayed at home and watched TV... primarily because I don't have the budget to go out and there isn't much new pirated DVDs to buy...bukas pa ang sahod the 28th..

Speaking of Sahod, did you know that when you get your payslip and thoroughly internalize the computation your blood pressure can rise up to the highest level??? Oh yeah specially when you're single like me.. the Income tax of a single person can be as high as 30%, YES!!! 30% OF YOUR INCOME GOES TO THE GOVERNMENT SO TO SPEAK!!! and that really sucks!!!!

I'm working as a horse and the government gets nearly half of what I earn, in exchange of what??? traffic?? flooding in our areas with just slight rain??? pockets of curropt officials???

This is one of the most disgusting thing in our system, nagpapakiharap tayong magtrabaho tapos 30% ng kinikita natin kinukuha sa atin eh sila lang ang nagpapasarap. I once said that if I'm gonna give them that much, they should have provided me a nice car na susundo sa akin sa bahay papuntang work, lintek sila...konting ulan lang binabaha agad ang metro manila..hahayyyy what the F*CK is gonna happen to our lives here in this country...

is still there a chance??? by voting for the right one or the less evil one in next year's election make a difference??? but how would we know??? who has and who hasn't the longest horn and tail...

or should we just leave this land and work somewhere else? like abroad? i planned that already and i might go with that option...even if i know that it's gonna be sad, because I'm a believer that happiness is when you live in your motherland.... tell me you're gonna be happy living in a foreign land where you're the only one colored among your neighbors, you're earning very good and have the best government but you are being treated as a second class citizen..

tang*na, kahit yata saan magpunta me kalintikang mangyayari...

GMA? ERAP? tell me the difference, is there?

Friday, April 24, 2009

happy BIRTHDAY angel!

That's Angel, my friend/office-mate on the left and that monkey-looking guy goofing behind is, well, ahemm.. ahhh... mmm... ok it's me. But hey! I don't normally look like that everyday, I was just as I said goofing around since it's my friend's Bday.

Ok, the usual stuff, cake with a candle to blow (red sperma candle we borrowed from manong the guard because mumi vk forgot the candle of the cake). Anyways, she's out right now with her bf somewhere in Tagaytay para dun magpalamig :)

My birthday is past approaching and I won't mention my age since I stopped counting when I reached 25, and yes I'm serious. It's gonna be a Monday but I plan to celebrate on Sunday, the 14th (my actual bday is June 15)

At balak ko magpa-inom, so if anybody of you is not busy and want's to join me on my birthday, you just tell me and I'd be happy to invite you and get dunk LOLZ! and lastly I will be travelling again this year, for my much needed rest and break. First stop is Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao to attend my cousin's wedding, Oh yeah CDO is such a nice place and I wanna try their white water rafting. Next is Samar, by July I will be coming home to my sleepy yet wonderful province, fiesta kasi dun, then come November I'll be back to Cebu City, my second home...the city that has a very special place in my heart....

See you there, kung sino man nandun!

Thursday, April 23, 2009



For almost four years now, I have not been able to have a good sleep. Everyday I only sleep for like 4 to 6 hours and sometimes just 3 hours...

Part of the reason is that I work at night and it's so difficult to sleep by day when everyone is awake, noisy doing things. I have tried so many things to put myself to sleep, tried valium (which I quit using due to unpleasant side effects), antihesthamines to alcohol...but still the same. It's like my inner clock is broken, that I'm automatically up after 4 to 5 hours of sleep and can no longer go back to the dreamland...

My oh my...if anyone among you knows the remedy, please do share it to me, mukha na akong zombie minsan...

Worse part per text of my friend...

"the scary thing about having insomnia is not the hours lost for sleeping...but actually the rerun of the thoughts you've been trying to run away from...

Monday, April 20, 2009


It's Monday and I just had, again a boring weekend. Nothing special, went out to a drinking session with some old friends and got kinda tipsy and tried to kiss someone just behind the door and almost got caught or maybe caught by another b8tch, ahhh F#$K...that's why I hate it when I get drunk because sometimes I do stupid things to people, stupid things I horribly regret the next day...anyways it's done, leave it there and move on, maybe do other things lolz!

NO!!!! the picture on the left is not me. It's someone I googled before making this entry. I just chose it because it represents the result of my diet and YES it's working wonderfully YEHEYYYYY!!! YES and YES and YES again, my bodybuilt is 98% the same as the picture on the left and after 2 months it became that pic on the right side and it feels soooo amazing, fulfilling and I'm like on natural high hahahahaha....I promise that next weekend I will post my before and after pic...

Wanna know how? ok the thing is I avoided carbo a.k.a. rice, I ate rice at least once a day only but lots of veggies or more ulam super-less rice, and hey I still eat a lot during weekends, my diet is only on weekdays. Also I still eat several times a day, just less, bawal magpabundat! and lastly NO MORE BEER!!!! number 1 yan na nakakalaki ng tyan. So if there's anyone else who wants to loose weight out there, just eat in moderation and do not starve yourself because it would only make you eat more, small feeding is the key.

Anyways, it's the first day of the week again and will get back to work tonight same sh#t 11pm to 8am. I am officially a nuctornal creature, like dracula, like a bat or a racoon? or a tarsier? scary huh! I might evolve to something like those lolz!
bye :D

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The British Invasion 3rd Wave

I have always been a fan of the reality show Britain's Got Talent and since it's not being shown here in the Philippines, I just get to watch the show online. Now, the 3rd season has officially began, the audition series have been broadcasted already.

One contestant that caught my attention again is 47 year old Susan Boyle...she is really the symbol of the saying "don't judge the book by it's cove"..


Modern society is too quick to judge people on their appearances. ... There is not much you can do about it; it is the way they think; it is the way they are. But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example.

Susan Boyle


It's all over the news and I'm sure you guys know that ABS-CBN News Journalist-Broadcaster Ted Failon's wife had been shot in the head and currently fighting for her life at the New Era Hospital. A lot of speculations have come-out from this controversy including the question if it was an attempted suicide or an attempted homicide.

Ted Failon's statement said that he did not finish his radio show at DZMM after she spoke to his wife over the phone and immediately went home. When he arrived in their home he said the door to the bathroom was locked and when they were able to open it she found his bloodied wife lying on the floor. I'm not going to narrate all the details here because I'm sure you can find it elsewhere. I just want to share my point of view on this case.

And I see inconsistencies...

- He said he saw his wife bloodied and lying on the floor of their bathroom, brought her to the hospital but immediately left, news said he was wearing a bloodied shirt and a surgical mask to avoid identification by the media. My question, when your wife is shot in the head and fighting for her life, are you suppose to leave her in the hospital? what's more important than the life of your partner? is he suppose to do or clean something? because..

- when the police arrived at their residence, the bathroom where the wife was found had been cleaned already. Mr. Failon is an Educated Man, Broadcaster and former Congressman, he should know better, he should know that nobody should touch a crime scene until the experts examine it thourougly, by doing so is an obstruction of justice. Not unless he is trying to conceal something.

- he returned the gun to their bedroom instead of living it there for the police to check.

- the bullet entered in the wife's left temple yet the gun was found on the right side. i dont thing you shoot your left temple with your right hand, that's hard to do and wrong way of killing your self.

- the police found out that they had an argument on Tuesday night and allegedly the wife left but came back on Wednesday.

- the "suicide note" calls her Papa but uses "po". Is that normal? I mean does husbands and wives normally says po and opo to each other? specially in serious matters like when the wife is about to end her life?

these are just some of the questions I have...What do you think????

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Hello Everyone!!!! Happy Easter!!!!

I'm at home bored and just infront of my PC so might as well do some blogging.

Last night was kinda fun, I went out with some friends and had some drinks plus the national past-time of pinoys "Videoke".

Anyways, a blogger named Ion Ignacio dropped by recently and as I checked his blog, I saw a very interesting entry. I says about Facebook and Youtube at work can increase productivity, check this link from Reuters. Well I have to agree with this, because it's always refreshing to surf outside work sites once in a while to clear our minds, refresh and then focus to work again, this does really help us concentrate better. Maybe I should email this link to our bosses at work since they blocked Friendster, MySpace, Youtube, Facebook etc.... months ago. Work sometimes can be stressful, boring, draining and pressuring, so we always need a break, be it a cigarette, food, a drink, fresh air or Facebook. But of course there should be a limitation to this, just as long as this does not become a habit, I guess this is fine.

Ok for my Monday treat I have to share the story of my friend's household help a.k.a katulong. Her name is Norma, shes' 34 and came all the way from my province, the island of Samar. She came to Manila of course to look for work and since Grade 1 lang ang natapos she ended up being a katulong, she doesn't know how to read either and can hardly write her name. I even asked her what made her sure of her age since she doesn't even remember her birthday, she grinly said she has this "papelita" or birth certificate kept at home, her little proof of her existence as a citizen of this country...tsk...tsk..poor Norma, I really pity her a lot, specially when she told me that she misses her 3 young kids she left behind with her husband who's a farmer.

Pity became hilariously funny when she told me that her husband is actually her second husband, and she said her first husband just left her without saying goodbye when she was about to give birth with her eldest child, and she's telling the story while laughing as if it was just a big joke. Inside I felt kinda envious of how simple her thinking is, seemed so out of complex. And then I asked why didn't she study, why Grade 1? she said she was destracted with boys at an early age, she got married when she was 15 years old, I said WHAATTT??? did your parents let you marry at that age? she said YES, MY PARENTS EVEN ARRANGED THE MARRIAGE, I mean WTF!!! then I realized that's their culture "up there" (she used to live in a remote barrio, in a mountain, 7 hours by foot) and she said she was "bought" by her first husband, I said bought? mmmm ohhh that's the dowry, it's an old filipino custom, now I understand.

The dowry was composed of a pig, 3 thousand pesos, 2 dozens of sardines and a nipa hut. Now how's that???? are you willing to get married for that dowry????
But what the heck!!! my point is we are so LUCKY!!! we have this kind of life but we still complain a lot, we still become so mean and selfish and uncontented. When I look at Norma, I learn to realize what I have and how to count my blessings.

Be well :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

biyernes santo


Good Friday, as in commemorating the death of Our Lord Jesus Christ...Processions, Fasting, Sacrifice, Reflection and anything religious...

But on the other hand, in the Filipino slang, Biyernes Santo could also mean different, as in "mukha kang biyernes santo" and i think i am on this category right now...


because while everybody is vacationing in Boracay (or nag-sasabunutan, nagbabatuhan or nang-aagaw na baril sa bora), in Bohol, Galera, Camsur etc... at ako naman nasaan???????

I'M WORKING!!! yes, so pathetic, it's like I'm not a Christian or something. Ito kasing mga amerikano, they do not celebrate this season, all they do is work and work and work...kaya ayun pati kami nadamay...specially my line of work. Anyways, I work for an american company that operates an online store so we have to be here when somebody calls or checks or website.

Worse is, it's so hard to get a taxi or take the bus!!! as in the roads are empty everyone is out trying to wash their sins and here i am, standing alone at walang mabilhan ng pagkain, stores are closed kahit tinapay wala and i can't cook naubos na gas sa bahay wala ding mabilhan!!!!!

McDonalds Emerald was open the whole day it's where I ate my breakfast and bought Hamdesal with Egg for my dinner, but when I woke-up nakita ko nilanggam ng todo ang pagkain.

So ang ending...gutom....water therapy...natuloy diet ko....

But tomorrow's Saturday...balik na sa dati yey!!! and I've decided that the Menu for the weekend will be....

Saturday: Bicol Express
Fried Fish
Ampalaya with Egg
Lumpiang Shanghai

Sunday: Pork Sinigang
Inihaw na bangus
Stir Fried Veggies

Pwede na ba?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

a time to reflect...

It's holy week again...
The season of reflection and sacrifice and abstinence..

Our Lord Jesus Christ sacrificed his life for our sins, he was crucified and died on the cross...sometimes I wonder was it worth it? am I worth sacrificing? are we worth sacrificing?

Although I am Catholic and a strong believer in Jesus Christ as my saviour, I have not been very religious lately...years ago when I was a teenager I used to sing in the church as a member of a choir. And I have to admit that it was the time when I really felt the strong foundation of being a christian..because I believe that if you want to experience the glory of God's power, to be inspired and to see the world in a different view, you have to practice your faith...

When I left and moved to a bigger city in Cebu and then here in Manila things have changed a in the big city can be very very different, can be tempting, can be wicked, can be consuming...I guess I was consumed by my need for comfort, money, earthly desires, lust, vanity and so on....

I just wish I could think of all these things everyday and gain control, not just today, not just during the season of lent...

Now, I ask myself, what am i willing to sacrifice? I'd make it simple and make a little list...

- sex is absolutely out this week
- meat is not an option and it will benefit me cuz i'm dieting
- alcohol
- i'll pray and meditate and really reflect on where this life is heading...i'm praying for guidance so that my life would not be focused on things that i want but rather things i need...
how about you, what are you willing to sacrifice?

Monday, April 6, 2009


First I want to say DO NOT WATCH THE LEAKED COPY!!!!!!

A few days ago I was able to read online that a copy of this movie was leaked to the internet. 20th Century Fox already made a statement that it was an early version of the movie with temporay sounds, without many and with unfinished effects etc...


Last Saturday I made one big mistake of buying a pirated copy, I was on my way to KFC when I saw a street vendor selling "DVD copies" of this movie. I got one for PHP35.00 and went home to watch it. I was excited because I have been waiting for this movie for a long time, but I was DISMAYED, FRAUSTRATED AND PISSED when I watched it.

20th Century Fox's statement is 100% true, this is an early version with unfinished effects. If you watch this, it's going to spoil everything including all your excitement.

Why? in one scene you can see Wolverine's Claw in one angle and the next angle it doesn't show. You can still see those strings or safety harness on their backs and a lot of animation like images, a clear indication that the movie is not yet done, it just looks a like a very cheap budgeted movie.

So again, if you are an avid X-MEN fan, just be patient and wait till it's shown on cinemas this May. Whoever stole this copy must be jailed or maybe crucified this holy week!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I finally got my coke shirt :)...

I've loved this shirt ever since I saw it on TV and in Bench Stores and now I have mine, thanks to Paul who got 3 free shirts from 3 tansans lolz! It's a bench shirt but doesn't have the best quality, but whatever, I still love it!!!

It's Friday and almost holy week, a time for reflection...and I have finally stopped praying about winning the lotto, lecheng lotto yan sobrang ilap!!!!

I also thought of quiting my job and finding something else, and as expected each time I plan on resigning, something always comes up, be it salary increase, a bonus or whatever...and now another thing came, makes me reconsider everything...

Lord...will you let me work abroad? should I work abroad? I need some signs please, this have been a long pending plan and you know I almost left for Doha, Qatar kung di lang ako binarat ng lintek na bombay na sales manager malamang nandun na ako sa disyerto...

I know that money isn't everything, and it cannot but happiness blah! blah! blah! but come on, kelangan ko yan ngayon specially with the global crisis...I still have this dream of putting-up my own restaurant, of going to culinary school and taking a crash course in business...

Things to do this weekend?

- DVD marathon, maghanap ng magagandang pirated movie
- Again, clean-up my room (long delayed sked, but i've started cleaning the floor)
- Get a foot-spa
- Tumaya uli ng lotto sa Sunday
- Focus on my diet
- Ubusin ang kalahating boteng tequila, left-over from last weekend
- Get a hair-cut
- Call Mom
- Pray
- Be Good :)