Monday, May 31, 2010

piss pot

The video below is gross. But it's really funny so y'all have to watch it.

I remember this joke I first heard when I was still in uni. I'm a proud Thomasian and is on neither side. Just saying.

It was the UAAP Basketball finals between La Salle and Ateneo. During halftime, two men from the said universities met in the gents. Both took their spots at the opposite sides of the piss pot and relieved themselves quietly. The La Sallian finished first and as soon as he zipped up, he walked to the sink to wash his hands. As he was doing this, the Atenean buttoned his fly and made his way out of the toilet. Before the latter reached the door, he heard the La Sallian say, almost mockingly, "We, at La Salle, are taught to wash our hands after we use the toilet." The Atenean, obviously not amused, looked at him blankly and said, "Well that's good. But we, Ateneans, have the common sense not to pee on our hands."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

24: the final hour

Like all good things in this world, 24 has come to an end.

Was the finale what I expected? Yes. It was fast-paced, thrilling and poignant. A friend told me once that he thought that the show, although cutting-edge, is a bit too formulaic thus making it's unpredictable twists "predictable". I concur. The show is far from perfect. There were a lot of stories that didn’t make sense and situations that defied physics and logic. But that was all part of its charm.

And by the way, I too felt that the ending was a wee bit rushed. I guess it's okay because at the end of 24 hours the day, I’m comforted by the thought that Jack Bauer lives to fight another day.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


There's no denying summer is here in this part of the world. My adoptive country has been experiencing hot warm weather the last couple of days and and everyone's in high spirits. And although the UK is an archipelago, it doesn't really have the great beaches where one can swim in because the water's still cold even if the temperatures are high.

Hot temperature reminds me of home and the water. Let me take you down memory lane as I reminisce my visit, with the missus' family, to the Amana Water Park in Bulacan exactly 1 year ago today.

Tagaytay Cottages

Baler Cottages

Iron Guard

The biggest wave pool in the Philippines.

Calm water

Monday, May 17, 2010

weekend mayhem

I have at least half a dozen bruises all over my body, a couple of bumps on my head and my legs hurt like hell.

Last Saturday, I went paintballing with 6 of my friends. It was a lad's day out - a group of "young" blokes from work go out every now and again to get a break from our sad little jobs. This was the first time we had done something physical, apart from chugging down pints of lager, and the experience was nothing short of brilliant. We spent the whole day running, ducking, shooting, getting shot and having a good laugh.

My mother, bless her, nearly fell off a chair when I told her that I was hit by a gun last weekend. Paintball gun that is. But even then, she still couldn't understand what it was and was proper telling me off. Good thing my sisters were with her and had to explain to her that it was just some "harmless" fun young people do.

Here's a photo of the nastiest battle scar. It hurts but I would definitely do it again. How was your weekend?