Tuesday, August 21, 2007

sabi ng matatanda

"Mabuti pa ang bahay kubo, kung ang nakatira naman ay tao. Kaysa naman sa bahay na bato, kung ang nakatira naman ay si Malu."

Read the notorious article of the now (in)famous columnist here and here .


Money doesn't impress me. And it makes me feel sorry for those people who think that just because they have it means they're better than the rest of us. I find it lame and sad. And sometimes it makes me think that no matter how much money you have, you really can't buy grace. Maybe she really was just trying to be funny. Perhaps we just don't get her humour. In any case, it was really done in bad taste. And for someone who proudly claims to have the riches and wit, she really got it all twisted.

Monday, August 20, 2007

a tale of two ninoys

Ninoy's, my beloved laptop, hard drive is knackered. HP Support quoted me a whopping 280 quid to have it fixed. That's a ridiculous amount considering I only paid £400, inc. taxes, (my girlfriend bought it on sale in the States 16 months ago) for this notebook. Since I'm not insane enough to pay that exhorbitant fee, I'm still looking for a decent hard drive at a reasonable price in local stores. Getting a brand new notebook is out of the question, at the moment, because I don't think I'll be able to say goodbye to Ninoy just yet. He is my first, you see.


Twenty-four years ago, Ninoy; not the laptop but the hero (and still beloved nevertheless); was assassinated upon returning home from exile in the US. His death and sacrifice started a revolution which resulted in the overthrowing of a tyrant. In commemoration of his death; I want to dedicate this entry to one of the greatest Filipinos. Ninoy, you will never be forgotten.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

doughnut, bai!

Before vanity, gluttony is my favorite sin.

Oh yes, I can eat them all. But that's not the bad thing. It's eating everything in one go that makes it pure evil.

Monday, August 13, 2007

super dork and friends

Not that I owe anybody an explanation for not updating this blog. It's just that I've been a little busy lately. For two weeks, I worked day shifts. The Ops Manager asked me last week how it was like seeing the sun for the first time in ages. I humored him and answered, "it's been lovely although at first I thought, I'd melt." Hah! And since working days meant seeing a lot of the bosses, I had to work harder. I devised a training plan for my staff which will help them in their development. Now it's easier to track their growth.

And speaking of my staff, the four of us went to dinner last week with the boss and his assistant. It was alright. The food was good but I don't really enjoy dinner in fancy restaurants kasi hindi ako nabubusog. Food served in fancy dinners are only good to look at, pag kinain ko na, bitin! And then we went bowling afterwards. That was all right too. Nothing special really except for the soreness of my arm muscles the morning after.


A very belated birthday greeting to Franny! I hope you had a wicked day. And advance birthday greeting to Tanya. Ingat ka diyan sa disyerto.


Because I'm such a dork, let me share you what I've been obssessing lately. Eight Words is a an internet game where the aim is to gain points by creating words from the selection of eight letters given to you on-screen. Longer words give more points. Like Text Twist but this allows you compete with other online players.

Try it, nakakaadik!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

gloria, gloria labandera (ang potpourri ni gloria)


[Sing to the tune of Charlene Duncan’s lone hit, I’ve Never Been To Me, from the 1994 movie The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert.]

Hey lady, you lady, cursing at your life
You’re a dedicated mother and a regimented wife
I’ve no doubt you dream about the things you should have not done
But, I wish no one had talk to Garci
Like you, did son of a gun!
Oh, you’ve been to Cebu and Cotabato and anywhere you could campaign
You took the hand of a preacher man and he prayed over you in the rain (Amen!)
But you ran out of places and friendly faces and you just wanted to be free
You’ve been to the palace but you’ve never been to us.
Please lady, please lady, please just walk away
And we don’t see the need to tell you why you’re better gone today
We can see so much of you still living in our eyes
But we won’t share a part of our weary heart that’s tired of your million lies
Oh, you’ve been to Jolo and the Isle of Sulu where you did your campaign on a raft
You talked Ilonggo in Iloilo and showed ‘em what you’ve got
You’ve been hailed by jueteng kings and you’ve made some calls that a candidate ain’t supposed to do
You’ve been to the palace but you’ve never been to us
Hey, you know what victory is?
It’s a lie, a fantasy you created with the help of the people in places you trusted
But you know what truth is?
It’s the high post you’re occupying; it’s that apology you made that fateful evening
The same apology you may keep saying every day and every night
That’s not the truth, that’s still a lie.
Sometimes we’ve been to crying for indigent children who crave for something to eat
While you live the sweet life that those children could only dream of in their sleep
We’ve spent our life condemning the blatant cheating that costs too much to be done
Hey lady,You’ve been to the palace (You’ve been to the palace)
But you’ve never been to us.


Thursday, August 02, 2007

brace yourself (8 facts about me)

I've been tagged. And because I have trouble following and understanding written instructions, I had to read and re-read this at least 20 times:

  • In the 8 facts about [name], you share 8 things that your readers don’t know about you. At the end, you tag 8 other bloggers to keep the fun going. Each blogger must post these rules first.

  • Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

  • At the end of the post, a blogger needs to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

  • Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

So without any further ado, here are some random things about me:

  1. Unlike most kids, I liked the dentist when I was younger. I looked forward to having my teeth extracted. And although the sight of the needle made me a little uncomfortable, I was never scared of it. I loved going to the dentist because my Nanay would always get me ice cream and ice cold coke after and because the dentist would always say, "Uy ang tapang. Hindi umiiyak". And that always made me feel real proud of myself.

  2. Most of my shoes are size 11, some are size 10 and a couple of them are size 12.

  3. As Artista 4 (a twenty-something pothead) in the Teatro Tomasino production of Sa Sabado, Sa Sam's directed by John Lapus; I was one of Piolo Pascual's two alternates.

  4. Between 1994-1996, I cut news articles from the PDI almost everyday. The stories were from the business section and were mostly about positive developments in Philippine economy. I was so obssessed with those financial news, I considered taking up Economics in college. I kept the articles in at least two shoeboxes which are most likely gathering dust by now somewhere in my parent's house.

  5. I don't eat chocolates because I find its smell repulsive.

  6. Whenever I use the bathroom/toilet in houses other than my family's, I have this weird feeling that when I open the door, I will be transported to a magical place.

  7. In 1992 when the Philippines was gripped by a power crisis, I wrote a long letter to the Occidental Mindoro Electric Cooperative telling them off. I was twelve.

  8. To help save the environment, I don't use straw for my drinks. I also do other things but they should be in a whole new entry.

And there you have it. So to Ketty, Lala, Rain, Badie, Mithi, Al, Ade, and Chris, it's your turn to spill the beans.