Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Resolution

DISCIPLINE. That’s how things should be. So that's how I'll make it. And I only have 18 for this year.
  • For 2012, I should scour the whole world. Finish off all the places to be at. I’ll become the backpacker I’ve always wanted to be.
  • I'll buy a new Laptop. Because I'll write again. To sharpen my skills with the pen, or at least the keyboard.
  • I'll start getting organized. With my work planner, and personal organizer, this should be a bit easier. I'll save time, make time and use time.
  • Find a new job, hopefully. Hello Abroad! Ha-ha
  • I'll start studying some recipes. Practice cooking. I should have cooked all the recipes in my mind by end of the year.
  • 
    CHEERS TO 2012
    
  • Quit DRINKING.
  • I'll not buy a phone. I'm happy with my current one, and I'll not fall for advancements or anything. Hello iPhone 5S.
  • Spend more time with my family and friends
  • I'll limit my rice and start eating healthy. At least it's a conscious effort.
  • After months of thinking about it, I have decided to start working out. But not make an obsession of it.
  • I’ll get back to reading. At least 1 book a month. I’ll re-establish book hour. I can do this.
  • Although difficult, I’ll continue saving money, and make sure not to spend it.
  • More SLEEP!
  • I’ll stop drinking coffee
  • Remain being the kid that I am. Keep my perspectives and perceptions fresh. Continue in being naively unprejudiced. And let this point mature. I have a feeling this will be most useful this year.
  • Learn something NEW.
  • SHARE my Blessings and Help others.
  • ENJOYING LIFE MORE.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! =)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

EDSA

EDSA Revolution was just the beginning. And the dream of a Filipino nation – of freedom, of justice, of equal opportunity, of peace – must remain in our consciousness.

EDSA 2 was not wrong in itself. That was the appropriate call of the time in order to oust an erring president and cleanse the bureaucracy of corruption. What made it seemingly improper were the circumstances that followed, specifically the kind of president that replaced Erap. Well, that's the price of reformist solutions. Never expect substantial social transformation with cosmetic changes in political leadership.

EDSA was a great chance for real change. But those in power who were bestowed that rare responsibility blew that chance. For greed of power, history just replicated itself.

But renaming EDSA to Cory Aquino Avenue? Come on!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

For every rule, there is an exception.

Now, the said statement above is, in itself, a rule.

Question: What is its exception?

Ergo, There should be an exception to the rule,

e.g.- there is no exception to the rule –

However, by excepting something - It does not except anything.

Hence: there is a rule that has no exception which is in itself accepts an exception.

That is the absolute rule you have been looking for.

Otherwise stated- it is the absolute rule by excepting everything including itself. Paradoxically, it excepts nothing by excepting everything.

The rule is that “for every rule there is an exception”. 

Applying the rule- that there must be exception, hence: an as exception to the rule, that is: “A rule without exception”, which is in itself an exception to the rule, hence giving credence that indeed there is an exception to every rule.

Otherwise stated, an exception to the exception of the rule is the rule itself.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

TORN

Booze and Gasoline
Come on, Tell me which is better?
Or a combination of both,
To help me, Cleanse me.
Set me free, From infinity of pain.

Please, Please.
Alcohol isn't enough,
Weakening my memories, To possibly see her.
My thoughts invoke, To remind me that she was quite,
Someone that I could never seize.

Tell me, Discourse to me.
I want to know, what about gasoline,
Soak all the photos of her,
Burn them to ashes , Although they were a part of me,
As far as I don't see Love.

What am I worried of?
Bathe it all in ethanol,
Burn it, Without fear,
This flame spreads, Destroying everything.
The word Love incinerating.

This is an entry to Gasoline Dude's Blogversary Contest

good morning, world!

lies.

greed.

selfishness.

the saddest things in the world.

....what have you done lately?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

good luck

if you don't have the balls to speak the truth whenever people ask you "why?" then just shut up.

nevertheless, that would be self-sabotage, right?

enjoy your clean image while it lasts.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

things i miss

1. waking up early in the morning smelling the refreshing scent of morning mist and grass

2. flat tummy

3. frequent sex. LOL

4. school

5. home

Friday, October 14, 2011

KaLui Urinal


Experience a barefoot bathroom and savor the freshly seafoods and vegetables that KaLui Restaurant had to offer.
In support of Bulakbolero's Photo Contest

Monday, October 3, 2011

What Matters Most

Life is too short to focus in one's self and not share the joys and bastardizations of it.

Selfishness is what brought this world it's ugly scars of greed, hatred and inequality.

I'd rather die impoverished and starving than live on superficial happiness.

In the end, when all material things eventually become immaterial, only a loving heart would matter.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Apologize




There is a very thin line between trying to be funny and being offensively silly.

And when you cross the latter, be sure to apologize.

Being unapologetic and arrogant about it won't do you any good.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cheat


If you cheat, do you really cheat on someone or are you only just cheating yourself? 

Just a passing thought.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Twenty Eight


I just turned twenty eight last week. A Virgo, a virgin. ha-ha. I don’t often talk about me here. I don’t often go into personal information about my life like many other bloggers do. So, I will share twenty eight things / random facts about me. Some things you might be interested to know. : D
  1. Unico Hijo
  2. Sarah Geronimo fan, have seen series of concert at the Araneta Coliseum
  3. Noodles, my comfort food
  4. Still don't know how to ride a bike, but would love to learn
  5. First time I saw porn, I was eight.
  6. Have never tried smoking, but 2 glasses of wine, 1 shot of hard liquor or 2 bottles of beer to get buzzed
  7. I hate liars, especially those who lies out of habit
  8. Played with fire. Turning a real peso bill into ashes, is it a crime?
  9. I once had six pack abs
  10. One of my favorite dish is chicken liver and gizzard Adobo
  11. Joined in a singing competition and won third place. We were only three contestants though.
  12. A rusher, started listening to RX TMR when I was in high school. Chico and Del got chemistry. Crazy. Infectious. It would be hard to imagine weekday mornings without them.
  13. I love eggs, especially hard boiled.
  14. 200/200 vision
  15. Hard to really get to know.  I tend to be closed off.
  16. My sense of humor tends to be sarcastic in nature
  17. I love chocolates.
  18. If I am not making fun of you, I probably don't like you
  19. Yes, I am a mama's boy and I’m proud of it
  20. I know how to make leche flan
  21. Had an ex, a blogger
  22. took piano lessons when I was a kid, but I've forgotten almost everything
  23. I always get mistaken as korean, chinese and a japanese
  24. my front teeth were chipped off when someone punched the left side of my face
  25. Filmed a sex tape twice
  26. Full Blooded Ilonggo
  27. I love going to the beach. I recently went to Puerto Princesa and got a chance to see the world-famous underground river
  28. It has been almost ten years since i started blogging. created six blogs, those three are still updated including this blog.


Want some more ? Maybe next time. That's all for now! : )

Monday, August 22, 2011

keep on sharing

i don't know how and where to start.

i have never posted anything on here for the past couple of months or so. maybe i lost passion for writing, or maybe i just have no time to write and to think i have a lot to share to the world about my life, the people around me, my community and every little issue with social relevance.

to be honest, i almost forgot my account and my password. luckily after three attempts i was able to remember everything. at any rate, i just want to assure myself that i should keep sharing myself literally and figuratively =D  because i know somewhere, somehow, through this we can enlighten somebody's gloomy day or two and to encourage others to share their own story as well.

BTW, tomorrow is my birthday!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I LOVE MANILA


I haven't had much time to blog recently as my work/deadlines/gimmicks and twitter have taken over. Ha-ha. So I decided to make my own entry of Domjullian’s "Why I Love Manila" which is a good way to promote the city. Hays, inggitero talaga ako. Ha-ha

Here are my top 5 reasons why I love Manila :

Did you hear about ? Yeah, Tsismis (Gossip). It is a favorite pastime, as it's free of charge. I'm not guilty, but I'm used to it. LOL


Street Food also known as Hepa Lane. We may be poor but we never go hungry. When it comes to strange and unusual treats on the street, Manila boasts of a variety of exotic favorites like Balut (fertilized duck egg), Isaw ( grilled chicken/pork intestines), Kwek Kwek or Tukneneng (made of quail eggs and some orange batter).

Shopping in Manila is a way of life. Almost everywhere you go are stores, shops and boutiques from the small corner store to the giant malls that you can find. Shopping Centers like Divisoria, Tutuban Mall in Manila, Greenhill’s in San Juan…

Manila's nightlife is vibrant. It comes to life in the evening. Clubs and Karaoke / Videoke bars dotted everywhere in the city. The possibilities are endless, one just have to discover what Manila has to offer.

Best of all, there are so many happy people who know how to enjoy life to the fullest!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

threesome

life is messy.

love is messier.

lust is...





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Friday, June 24, 2011

Favorite Movie Line

There are a number of lines or quotes in the movies we watched that made our eyes well up in tears or produced goose bumps. Other quotes are memorable and we often invoke them in conversations such as Godfather’s "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer" and Don Vito's line "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse".

So what’s you most favorite line?

To start off, this line by William Wallace in Braveheart makes me strongly emotive.

“Fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!”

Friday, June 3, 2011

BROKEN


the sand castle's beauty 
alluring as it can be 
conquered by huge waves

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

JOKES

yeah, i think they really are half meant.

some jokes are usually aroused by facts. so, kunwari, ako, nakita kong magulo buhok ng friend ko, as in parang hindi nagsuklay, ang immediate reaction ko ay: "mahangin ba sa labas?"

so it's like, nakita mo kasi e, it poked a reaction out of you kasi it's really there. alam mo un?

kaya ung mga standup comic, like sa comedy bars, magaling sila dyan kasi very observant sila. pero un nga, kelangan tlga witty ka kasi the joke can either be funny kasi magaling delivery mo, or offensive kasi corny ka hahahaha

Sunday, May 8, 2011

HUSH, BABY, HUSH

The day of reckoning has finally come,
As I pack my things up ready for a brewing war,
I leave now the lands I had toiled and the trees I let grow in the fields,
And let the sun shade its light on them, and grow no more.

I shirk not to an order that commanded me,
As I passed unto the throngs of red-badge men in line.
Clad in golden armors, kneeling in exhortation,
Though with hesitation and bewilderment,
The golden message I have that would change the course of my history.

And the flowers of May I used to fancy,
Let the passersby partake of its whiff,
While its scent carries me through.
Away to the light that shields my night,
And the darkness that overshadows it,

I have rested long enough in these fields,
Whilst I take cognizance of the beauty it brings to me,
Lest, my absence would frail their essence,
As I stand with great uncertainty and vacillation
I face the road less-traveled and notice my way home,
With tears in my eyes and joy in my heart,
“HUSH, BABY, HUSH…” was all that I had mumbled.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

LABOR CODE

I would love to see our labor code amended, to provide a better balance between labor and capital and to foster growth for our small and medium businesses.

I believe it follows that if we have enough businesses and industries which are developed, then the market for our labor force will automatically determine what is right for our workers. Rather than the current inflationary policy of our government's labor laws.

Imagine: Due to surging oil prices minimum wages were increased. However, it should be noted that surging oil prices may be temporary only and may be due to speculation, which nevertheless leads to an abnormally high inflation for a certain period.

If the minimum wages were raised for that period, it would mean higher costs for our producers/manufacturers, retailers or our businesses in general, which would then mean higher costs of basic necessities for our national consumers and that even if oil prices or food prices were to significantly go down, it cannot be denied that labor costs would continue to stay at a higher rate based on higher prices.

Although, this would entail more spending power for our consumers, this would in fact prevent the overall purchasing power of our peso from increasing as the prices of basic necessities are barred from further decreasing due to the limit set by our minimum wage.

Now, it is equally troublesome to have fluctuating minimum wages which some companies would use to their own advantage, the better solution would be to provide for new minimum wages but to prevent the diminution of the old minimum wages which were already set in place.

This is not the only observation I have had with this law, however, there are still some other issues which I hope somebody else could point out to me = )

What do you guys think?

Monday, April 18, 2011

THE SCRIPT LIVE IN MANILA



a three-man Irish band.

is markedly different from the other artists.

Their lyrics play on a range of emotions, from plaintive and positively melancholic, 

to hopeful and optimistic. 

The singer's wonderful voice tugged at my heartstrings.

Hope to see / hear them again live. 




Photo taken here.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

SECRETS





when you try to hide something deep inside, you cannot do it forever, you have to get it out of your chest one way or another.






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Friday, February 18, 2011

TILL DEATH DO US PART

Pwede kang magmahal kahit na ilang ulit.

Pero ang tunay na pagmamahal minsan lang.

Kaya piliin mong mabuti yung taong mamahalin mo...

...yung taong kaya kang samahan hanggan sa

kama...




...tayan



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Sunday, February 6, 2011

ETERNAL

Time. It continues on for perpetuity without you. Its life is never ending just like my love for you. It carries on evermore and ever just like my hope for you. They say time is relative to all yet my love is always there no matter what.

My heart aches for you as if stabbed by a knife for without you in it I have no life. My soul withers and wails but when I think of you it shine fiercely and smiles.

With You in my heart I fly higher than height it for there is no measurement to show how much I love You. You are more than just my love; you are my heart, my body, my soul and everything.

You have all I am and so much more.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

편지 혼자

Looked away, Locked the door
Left the lights off been here before
Had enough, gone too far
I know who can tend all the scars
Feel this way every night
But I know who can make it alright
And so I write...

I got no one to go to,
So if you're reading this, good for you
I know you've felt like you were all alone,
But deep inside you knew you'd pull through"
Said I can't, swear I will,
They don't care what I even feel
Head phones in, music on
Drown them out; I'll do what I want
Prove them wrong, my intent,
There no time to be conceited
And to that end...

For you I write this letter,
I know things get worse before they're better
You didn't let him break all your ambitions,
I know you showed them, made them all believers"
Many times I have felt
A losing hand is what I've been dealt
All the mess, all the hate
Had me thinking it was too late
Take a breath, recompose
One by one, my doubts I'll dispose
So here it goes...

I must apologize
For all the times my faith was compromised
For all the days I wasted in depression
I know you've finally found some peace of mind"

'Me.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

HAPPY


Being alone is great, but being with someone is even better.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

PETRI DISH

Often hear "everything happens for a reason" The older I get then more I lean towards dropping the second half of that sentence "everything happens."


The more I experience, the more I get the sense of the vastness of existence and the more it makes sense to me that the "great plan" is more like an unimaginably complex petri dish.

Everything is in motion and everything will eventually happen.

I have moved away from the idea that my life has some great plan and I honestly think that chance has a lot to do with life and our attitude to that chance shapes our lives far more than some divine plan.

Could it perhaps be ego that encourages us to think that we, as individuals, warrant a specific fate?

There are so many of us (and who knows how many other consciousnesses out there) that I keep coming back to "everything happens" and I have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy my part of everything.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

STUPID

I don't like hearing people say this in a self-referential way because you're not.

Yes, It may be true that you did something less than intelligent, or made a few mistakes, or even failed once or twice.

Those things do not and never will make you a stupid person.

The truth is I know you're a wonderfully intelligent person and the whole world knows it, so please don't call yourself stupid.

Even as a joke.

Friday, January 7, 2011

SL

Wala ako sa mood. Hindi maganda ang pakiramdam ko ngayon, kaya tama na muna ang pagka-emo at tinatamad akong mag ingles. Ha-ha. Ibabaon ko muna sa lupa. Hongkorni. Dahil nawala ang drive ko mag trabaho ‘nung Martes kasi pinapasok ako kahit na on-leave ako. Bwisit lang! . Sana lang walang makabasa nito sa office, kundi lagot ako.

Kaya SL – Sex Leave Sick Leave ako kinabukasan. Kapag nag file ka ng SL for more than one day kailangan with Medical Certificate. Ganyan ang patakaran sa kumpanyang pinapasukan ko ‘ewan ko lang iba’. So, nagtungo ako ng hospital para magpa konsulta. Salamat sa Medical Card ng kumpanya dahil libre lahat wala akong gagastusin. Kapag may masama o may nararamdaman akong kakaiba na ‘di maganda, eh diretso ako agad sa  hospital o clinic na covered ng card para masulit ang benipisyo.

Xray Room kung saan nag sayang ng 8films sa akin =)
Ang diagnosis sa akin ni Doc ay Tension Headache, sabi ko kasi madalas sumakit ang ulo ko kapag concentrated akong nakaharap sa computer. Nireklamo ko na rin ang pananakit ng leeg ko ‘di ko kasi maigalaw ng maayos, Stiff neck kumbaga. Sabi nya Cervical Muscle Spasm at kailangan i-xray. Deretso ako sa Radiology… walong beses akong na-Xray ang tatlo dun eh pina-nganga ako. Kaya tatlong beses inulit, ibuka ko daw ng malaki. Ang pinag-tataka ko lang ang alam ko stiff neck na endorse na magpa- Xray.

Nagutom ako sa tagal ng proseso sa hospital lalo na pila sa Xray room kaya tsumibog muna ako ng lugaw w/egg at tokwa sa may kanto at kinain ko din ang dala kong biscocho na bigaw ni [insert blogger name here]. Muntikan ko pang mag 123 sa kinain ko. Nakalimutan ko magbayad. 

di masarap ang tokwa nila pramis.

Flashback. Naalala ko tuloy noong hayskul pa ako, bumibili ako ng kwik-kwik sa tapat ng school. Nakalimutan ko mag bayad bigla akong tumawid, namuntik na ako masagasaan ng dyip! Sabi ng tindera, hayan ambilis ng karma!. Makakalimutin talaga ako noon pag dating sa bayaran… tsk tsk. Pag pauwi ako from work nakakatulog ako sa bus at hindi na nakapagbayad ng pamasahe. Naiba na ang topic : D



In Short, ‘di ako papasok hanggang Friday I need some rest yan ang advised ni Doc.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A NEW BEGINNING

Here I sit, staring at my screen.
So white, so bright.
I am starting to believe I am manifesting a tan.

There are soooo many things I am going to accomplish this year.
This is my year.
When things start coming together, it may be everyone's year.

A couple of quotes keep popping into my head today:

"Forgiveness is the fragrance a violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." -Mark Twain
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." -Dr.Wayne Dyer
"Beyond the ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field. I'll meet you there." -Rumi
"Honor thy error as hidden intention." -Unknown
"Thinking is the talking of the soul to itself." -Plato

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SCARS

From the words of Hannibal Lecter "our scars have the power to remind us that our past was real" And it does. No matter how much we want to erase all memory of our heartaches, our frustrations, it doesn’t matter. Because in the end, you will still look back and realize that it did happen and you can’t do anything about it.

How do we treat our wounds? We patch it up, put some medications and it heals and then leaves a scar. It’s just that. A scar, a reminder -- Fact is…you’ve gone through it. You are healed.

But why does it still hurt when we touch our scars?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

YEAR 2011

Prayer for the First Day of the Year

O God, ever blessed and eternal! I thank You that today You have allowed me to begin a new year. Here in Your presence I make my resolutions for the days to come.


I resolve:

to be faithful and true to those who love me, and loyal to those who are my friends, so that I may never bring distress to their hearts;

to live in forgiveness and in kindness, that I may go about ever doing good;

to live in goodness and purity, that I may resist temptation and may be a strength to others who are tempted;

to live in sympathy and gentleness, that I may bring comfort to the sorrowing, and understanding to the perplexed;

to live in serenity and self-control, that no anger and no passion may disturb my own peace and the peace of others;

to live in full obedience to You and in Your perfect love, that in doing Your will I may find peace.

O God, our Father, grant me the strength to keep these resolutions all this year: through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


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