Wednesday, December 28, 2005

the beat

i once had this beat,
that could do any feat,
that would face any heat,
that knows no defeat.

but the beat was lost so sudden,
because of its own big burden,
all its rhythm was hidden,
supposedly to be forever forgotten.

then She arrived...
thump. thump.. thump...


once again the beat is alive...

Sunday, December 25, 2005

maligayang pasko

ngayon pasko ano nanaman ba ang naiisip ko? kung ano ano lang naman.... pero ngayon pasko nasaan ba ako? sa bahay? technically oo pero di sa bahay ng aking pamilya kundi sa bahay ng aking kaibigan na itago na lang natin sa pangalang Mark. Ano naman ba ang ginagawa ko dito? Namigay ako ng mga mumunting handog sa aking mga kaibigan upang madagdag sa kanilang mga salo salo sa pasko. E bakit hindi pa ako umuwi kaagad? Dahil tinamad na ako umuwi ng mga panahon na yun. Masaya naman ba? Ok naman. Open arms ang pagtanggap ng Pamilyang Basco sa akin ngayon pasko. At bakit naman? Kasi matagal na rin ako lagi nakikitboard sa kanila at naalala ko nuong nakaraang bisperas ay duon din ako nakipasko sa kanila. At baket naman? Dahil gusto ko. At baket naman? E baket ba ang kulit mo?! Ha?! Anyways wala masyado kasi happening sa bahay. Hindi ko naman masasabi na hindi kami masaya at hindi ko rin pwede sabihin na watak watak ang aking pamilya dahil hindi naman.. Pero marami pa rin complications, di naman maiiwasan yun e.. E ano ngayon? Wala lang gusto ko lang sabihin.. paki mo ba?

Maligayang pasko...

Friday, December 23, 2005

visa ko may bisa na

nais kong isalaysay ang aking mini adventure sa US Embassy upang mapa-bigyan bisa ang aking VISA.

nagsimula ang aking umaga sa paggising ng maaga kesa sa usual kong pagising. Katulad ng dati, kulang pa rin ang aking tulog, una dahil ako ay masasabi nating excited na may halong takot, pangalawa dahil wala lang.. hahahahaha...

nagpasundo ako kay kuya joseph (salamat kuya joseph na mahilig makipag textmate) nang mga 5:00AM ngunit dumating sya ng mga 5:15AM pero okies lang dahil naliligo pa ako nun at umalis kami ng 6:00AM. Nakarating ako sa US Embassy ng mga 6:30AM.

sa di ko rin alam na kadahilanan nasa ibang listahan ang aking pangalan nang mga may appointment ng 7:30AM. Nung una ako ay nagulantang dahil akala ko ay hindi ako nakasama sa listahan. Pero buti na lang at pinagpilitan ko na nandun ako at nakita naman na sa ibang listahan ako nakalagay. (Medyo naiirita kaagad ang guard. upakan ko sya dyan e!)

duon sa punto na binibigyan ang mga aplikante ng yellow card ako lamang ang hindi nabigyan at nag feeling ako na special ako ngunit tanga lang pala... hahahahaha...

duon as punto na ififingerprint na ang aking pointing finger, ako lamang ang naghold ng matagal duon at inabot ng 15minutes bago ako natapos para lamang sa simpleng finger print. Sa aking pagtingin sa pila sa aking likuran nakita ko ang mga nanlilisik na mga mata ng mga taong pagod na sa kakatayo... dedma na lang ako at lakad ng mabilis palayo upang hintayin na ang aking interview sa consul.

Nung tinawag na ang aking numero para sa interview, bigla nanaman ako inabot ng tense dahil sa mga aking sasabihin na alam ko na hindi ko dapat sabihin. Sa katapusan mali mali ang aking mga sinabi ngunit naniwala/awa sa akin ang consul at binigyan bisa nya ang aking VISA. Malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa Diyos dahil dito.

Ngayong tuloy na tuloy na ako, alam ko marami pa ang pwede mangyari na mga adventure sa akin...

ps..
masaya at malungkot.. halo halong emosyon... awanin...

Saturday, December 17, 2005

gusto ko manood ng kingkong

gusto ko manood ng kingkong
sa hongkong
lalo na habang kumakain ng kangkong
basta walang kasamang mokong
na baktong
at nakasuot ng takong
para itago ang kurikong
sa sakong

ah basta...

gusto ko manood ng kingkong
sa hongkong...

Friday, December 16, 2005

goth fridays

Gothic batchmates

today is friday again, not your ordinary fridays but theme fridays!!!
T'was the day of Goth here at SPL and here are some gayish shots of yours truly as some say but it's not, really. To bad this is the last theme fridays for the year, oh well. Hope next year will be as good or even better as this year.


ripped from barokski


this is not a skirt! it's a kilt!

A Goat, Cult and Edward Scissorhands. Put them together and all you need is the sacrificial babe.


penguin on a kilt

that's all folks.

Also thanks to Neil for some of the photos. ^__^


Friday, December 09, 2005

biernes na naman ulit

eto na naman
biernes na naman
nandito na naman
sa office na naman
ano ba naman?
puro na lang naman
wala naman laman
pero ok lang naman
kahit hindi ako ang the man.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

unang pagtuturo

sa wakas! natapos na rin ang aking pagtuturo sa aming AWB o Application Work Bench, hindi Auto White Balance. ^__^. Sa totoo lang todo todo ang aking tensyon nang nagtuturo ako sa kadahilang karamihan sa tinuturuan ko ay mga bossing at ang programa na aking itinuturo ay marami pang mga problema o bugs (hindi yung bunny at lalong hindi yung insekto, pero sa insekto nagsimula ang terminolohiya na yaon)

sa pagpapatuloy, hindi naman talaga mahirap ang programang itinuturo ko ngunit sadyang kinabahan lang ako dahil iyon ang aking unang sa tingin ko ay pormal na pagtuturo. Dati ko pa hilig magturo dahil mahilig ako magfeeling na magaling ako kahit sa totoo lang ay magaling lang ako magkunwari at nagmumukhang pawang katotohanan ang aking sinasabi.

sa tingin ko wala nang patutunguhan itong mga pinagsasabi ko at nakapagsulat lang ako dahil wala ako magawang matino ay pilit kong wag isipin ang mga bagay na hindi ko alam kung bakit ko iniisip or naiisip.. hay... takte...

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

of evil and greater evil

note: small level of spoiler

just had this thought while watching Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros. See, there was a scene where Maxi's dad, a local cellphone snatcher/holdupper, went into a fit of rage when he found out that one of his sons killed a teenager in order to acquire the boy's cellphone.

So he was saying 'Putang na ka! Holdupper tayo! Hindi tayo mamatay tao!" which puny brain interpreted as, if you've done something evil, you could negate the guilt feeling by thinking that you could've done something of greater evil but didn't.

good film that really portrays the filipino mentality in the hoods.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

supply some power

yay! after a couple of months of me lending my computer to dear tatay, i'll only have to be patient for a few days because the screwed up motherboard was repaired and is now fine and dandy but still have to buy him a new power supply which is the "uber gandang tignan" na 480W Task Mesh and now i wish i have enough money to buy me an Athlon dual core rig!

"money!" - mr.crabs

Saturday, December 03, 2005

of year book, diplomas, transcripts and money milking students.

if i was not to apply for a visa, i won't still be paying for our yearbook, because i didn't have the cash and before, you still have to pay at our main school, which is in intramuros, which is far from work, which is overloaded, which is witch, sandwich!

my non-payment of the yearbook entitled me to a hard time of processing my transcript and diploma, which i payed 5 months ago.

In the end, after paying for the year book. My transcript was already processed and received it on the spot of payment.... but.. the hell.... they don't have my diploma for unknown reasons, which means I have to call them everytime for updates on my diploma...

and also the yearbook now cost Php1200. a Php200 increase!

on a lighter note, got myself to buy a mapua jacket!

Friday, December 02, 2005

theme fridays!


today is friday... not just any fridays... but theme fridays!!

A day to the something fun in the office. Today I tried to decorate my desk with with parols about 7 of thems but i don't have my The Dude cam with me. So I'll just post the highlight of my desk, with my trusty libre cam (courtesy of MTV Debit Card)!
Patrik the Star(fish)





2 more fridays to come!

ps.

I'm schedule for an interview at the US Embassy at the 3rd friday.

ngayon ay biernes

biernes na naman.

nagiisip ng gagawin.

nagiisip ng iisipin.

pinipilit alisin sa isipan ang trabaho.

pinipilit palitan ng kung ano-ano.

pupunta ba ako dito?

pupunta ba ako doon?

tama ba ang oras?

tama ba ang panahon?

itutuloy ko na ba?

o maghihintay pa ako?

nak nang.

ewan_ko

Thursday, December 01, 2005

i want to be extraordinary


my passport was delivered today and now I can apply for a VISA so our HR send me a visa application form that need to be filled up on-line. So fill up I go and there is a drop box wherein you select what type of VISA you'd be applying for.

If ever I have a choice. I'd like to have this kind of VISA.


But alas, I'm just extraordinarily normal.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

of acting and amateur films

nung araw ng sabado at linggo nagsimula kami gumawa ng amateur film bilang initiation sa SPL. Ako ay natutuwa dahil nagkaroon nanaman ako ng pagkakataon na makagawa ng bagay na tunay ko nga namang kinaaliwan. Mahilig talaga kasi ako gumawa ng mga bagay na sa tingin ko ay maaaring makapagpasaya sa tao. (Ngunit alam naman natin na hindi natin mapapasaya ang lahat - We can't please everybody.)

Noong nasa mataas na paaralan pa lamang ako ay sinasabi nila na meron akong angking talino sa pagarte bawasan lamang ang kashongakan ko sa pagkabisado ng aking linya. Naalala ko pa nung panahon na nabubuhay pa si... ummm... yung nanay ni Nikki Coseteng, ay nanood sila ng aming pagtatanghal at nagkaroon ng mga eksana duon na ilang beses ko nakalimutan ang aking linya at sa proseso ay nalito ang aking mga kapwa-manggaganap. Ngunit sa kinalaunan ay napaiyak sila sa aking madamdaming pagkamatay sa dulo. (Hindi ako sigurado kung naiyak sila dahil maganda ang pagtatanghal or dahil sa tuwa at natapos na ang palabas)

Nung pumasok ako sa kolehiyo ay nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon na maging punong tagapamahala ng aming grupo na gagawa dapat ng maliit na pagtatanghal sa classroom. Ngunit dahil sa mapait na alaala na shongak nga ako sa pagkabisado ng linya. Napagnilaynilay ko at sinaad ko sa kanila kung maaring gumawa na lamang kami ng tinatawag na amateur film. At duon nagsimula ang aking unang enkwentro sa larangan ng amateur films.

Naging matagumpay ang aming amatuer film na inentitoluhan na Cielo Girl at sa hindi inaasahan na pagkakataon nagkaroon pa ito ng part 2 (mantakin mo nga naman yan) at naging matagumpay din naman sa aking mababang standards. Nais ko man ipahayag ang buong ditalye dito tungkol sa mga naturang amateur films ay ikinalulungkot ko na baka hindi matuwa ang mga pangunahin tagaganap ng mga nasabing serye sa kadahilanang hindi ko rin maaring isambulat dito. (Pero mind you, they performed mighty well!)

Ayun na nga... napalayo na ako sa aking gusto lamang isaad sa inyo. Kaya muli, duon tayo sa naganap na shooting sa aming bahay na sa kabutihang palad ay marami naman ang nakapunta at nakapagbigay ng kanilang suporta sa pagtulong na mabuo ang isa nanamang amateur film na sana ay tumatak sa buhay ng mga manonood bilang isang obra na talagang binuhasan ng atensyon (kahit medyo kulang sa detalye) at pagod at pagsisikap at ng kapal ng mukha ng mga tagaganap.

Kaya sa mga mahilig gumawa ng amateur films, medyo nauunawaan ko na ang pagod at paghihirap at saya na maari lamang maramadaman ng gumagawa nito (malamang).

Saludo ako sa inyo!

happy birthday basco baby


could find any decent solo photo kaya group photo na lang. Will introduce all of them in due time, pero for this post the center of attraction should be the gentleman in yellow! (applause! applause!) Hulaan nyo na lang kung bakit.

Live Long! Live Strong! Live Faithful! Live Happy!

Side track: This photo was taken at my bestfriend's house Cherry (the lady in pink) and just one to post another photo of my poging inaanak.

Gabriel

Saturday, November 26, 2005

oh my gulay ober gastos

sa paglipas pa lamang ng sandaling panahon na aking nakuha ang natatawag na 13th month pay mahigit kalahati na kaagad ang aking nawawaldas, kung saan, hindi ko na maalala... parang kahit gaano pa kabilis dumating ang pera tila mas mabilis pa rin ito mawaldas... pero kung titignan mabuti ang paglikom at pagpuno ng kaban ng kayamanan ng isang tao ay nakasalalay lamang sa indibiduwal na yun, kaya't simula ngayon aking sisikapin na mapanatili ang kalahati ng aking sahod at magipon para sa aking kinabukasan bago ito magsara...


Friday, November 25, 2005

of passport application and graduation

today, a year ago i walked the aisle from being a college student to being a bum. For how many months, i don't remember. Yes! Today marks the first year of being a graduate. A lot of things happened before and after graduation. (which i don't think you want to hear.) And i'm happy that everything when well enough for me. Got myself a pretty good job in SPL, very nice officemates, a really cozy atmosphere and i think i'll fit in for the years to come (with some business on the side of course)

also today marks my very first passport application that took me half a day instead of just 3hrs because i had to go back home to get my student id and my transcript because i don't have any other valid proof of whatever i need to prove. LRT made me stand for more than an hour because of some technical problems that really made my happy feet sore.

Tomorrow I'll do another amateur film for our skit presantation. Hope everything starts and ends well...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

ala bira!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

rizal photo op 2005-nov-4

at long last after a few weeks of delay.

















Hope to have more and more and more photo ops to come with my wonderful SPL family. ^__^

Saturday, November 19, 2005

office on a saturday

waaaaah! pending posts are pilling up but haven't had the time since last week to furnish some readable thoughts.

There's only me to blame here.

back to work! work! Work!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

quickie update


slept the whole Saturday off. As in woke up around 3pm eat lunner (lunch-dinner) then sleep again around 6pm.

Sunday I was so anxious to go to work because it would be the first time that no one would supervise me... hehehehe

I stil have pending post but can't seem to find the time to finish them. Haba kasi sobra. Maybe I should break them into tidbit posts? Ewan... miss ko na ulit magphotoshoot... Here's a sample photo of what i'd be posting later.

the skull on golgotha

ps. made my first conference call today... wheeew...

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

definition of productivity

after several weeks of forcing myself to create a new header for my blog, I've finally made my move.

I like it but I think something's still amiss.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

wohoo! to the long vacation

i am happy

am i happy

happy i am

happy am i

Thursday, October 27, 2005

...

Today is SPL's [insert number of years]th Anniversary and I don't have my camera with me.

How do you think I feel?

Go figure. :(

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

film review: masahista

the film is about the life of a common masahista hence the title and raked many awards from different film authorities. The film has great camera angles and nice script (IMHO is because of the director and writer) and also I liked the way the film was edited. So I could say the film was good all in all but would have been really really really great if i was friggin gay! (Which I am NOT. Totally, completely, absolutely!)

moral lessons learned:
1.) Read carefully the plot summary if ever you wish to watch artsy films.
2.) It is not enough to know they won an award. You have to know what kind of award and who gave those awards.


And all along I thought only horror films could give me goosebumps.

Monday, October 24, 2005

of responsibilities and obligations

there is but a thin line on the difference between them. And like truth, it is subjective. Hence absolute truth exists only in oneself. Sad to say responsibility and obligation falls under the same category as well.

The only difference i think between the two is that responsibilities must come with heart. I mean willingness of the heart and not of the mind, which in turn is a requisite for obligations.

Arrrgh.... It's been some years now since I've come of age and different kinds of responsibilites and obligations are bombarding me like crazy. Turning my back and/or running away like crazy (talagang crazy) is not an option.

God give me strength and patience.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Thursday, October 20, 2005

sewing101

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

children of the corn

here is my theory of corniness for those of you who still thinks that being corny is corny. (no pun intended. Well maybe a little.)

In my honest opinion all people are corny (yes, even you dear reader!) they or rather you just don't know it yet. In my observation, being a person who admits corniness flows in my veins, people are just shy to show that they are corny.

Take this 2 scenarios for instance:

1.) In our org everytime I sit near them they say 'Manghahawa ka nanaman ng kacornihan mo' and eventually they would utter something corny then blame it on me. Hello! I didn't do anything (Yes I know Maritess, but let's not forget that fishes are Aquaman's subordinates, yep, even the tilapia your frying.)! All I did was sit there for crying out loud!

2.) In the office where I work, I was recently nominated for The Jubilee Paredes Last Comic Standing Award (and 3 other nominations) which of course was because of the fact that they deemed me worthy of such nomination. Also again there is still the blame it on the corny guy when someone utter a corny joke.

The difference between the 2 scenarios is that I have more officemates than orgmates hence the probability of having a corny guy around would logically be higher but inspite of that very high a difference they still managed to pinpoint me as one of the corniest. Oh well...

[note to self: aga ko sa office]

Sunday, October 16, 2005

of rest but not relaxation

it has been a couple of weekends wherein I just stayed home. But this is the first weekend where I literally slept my way to let time pass by. If only there was force sleep or an OFF/HIBERNATE button somewhere in my body, now that would really come in handy.

Saturday I slept from 2:00PM - 9:00PM. Watched Bridget Jones Diary and then tried to sleep afterwards because I need to wake up early for church but instead I watched the sequel of the said movie after a futile attempt to sleep. Slept around 3:00AM.

Sunday, Today, got up early, went to church, as always tatay's preaching got me. Don't want to be a Sunday Christian but heck I'm still missing a certain something that i've yet to find. (Vague arrrggh!) After worship slept from 2:00PM - 5:00PM and now here in a computer shop don't know if i'm ranting in my blog or what.

Somebody get me out of this routine. now na.

Today, I waived my no speaking terms.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

soccer shoes!

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yay! New shoes... but that doesn't mean that I'm improving. Just hoping that it would help me improve though.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Sunday, October 02, 2005

gimiks galore

hi peeps! It's been a while since my last post and wheew! I sure do miss posting stuffs in my blog. I do have time mind you, what's lacking is sheer will power. hahahahaha.. Bummer sobra tamad ko talaga. Anyway, recently I've added a wishlist in my blog and for those who don't know, October is my birthday month and you could just consolidate your gift money and buy me any one of the things in my wishlist... hahahahaha...

Saisaki Wednesdays!

A lot of planning went to this very event and snap! All I could remember was the smile on my face while laying on my bed on a full stomach.
The tempura wasn't as good as I imagined it though and there's no crab sticks and crab sashimi. But the heck! Sarap pa rin! Busog to the bone!
(Note: I know the pic is not tempura. I was so busy eating I forgot to take photos of most of the food.)


Badminton Thursdays!
Whew! Last last week we had to cancel badminton for our Office BINGO but I wasn't able to join my fellow SPLers because I went to Karl's place to watch some bleach episodes. (Talk about priorities. Hehehehe..) So what I meant to say is that I was excited to play badminton again. Nothing special really happened last thursday except of course a smack in the face of what smoking can do to you. Hahahaha.. and oh, lost my water jug... huhuhuhuhu.... good thing i went to tutuban last saturday.

Dampa Fridays! (Note: Rubber band not needed)
Friday! The most awaited day of the week. We went to Dampa in Sucat. We ordered sea foods all the way. We waited at least 1.5hrs before our orders came but sure is worth it. Slept again with a full stomach. ^___^

Soccer Saturdays!
Yay! My 2nd game of soccer. Got tired easily and proved less helpful to the team. (Sorry Pads and Ge. hehehe) It was also my first all the way from our house commute to Ultra. Again memory failed me for the Nth time by forgetting to bring some socks.. Dope! (In Homerian Accent) That's why I had to make a side trip to SM Dept store to buy some good thick socks because the last time I wore thin socks and lo and behold I got instant bruises galore to my
heel and sole.
After the game we went to R....... (forgot the name of the place) for dinner and we ate sisig. (I should stop eating really stop eating oily foods) Then I bought some DVDs as pasalubong to my kapatids.

Here ends my gimiks for last week. Looking at my ATM balance, I spent 25% of my salary. Which means by the end of the 3rd week of the month I might be flat broke!

PS. I Love You Mama.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Monday, September 19, 2005

meeting new friends... desktop friends that is.

Spongebob and Patrick got tired last friday bumming around my desk. So I decided to tag them along my desk hopping to the G2 people in training. There they met other desktop friends namely iam and jeng's.


Thankfully they got along well enough so i took a group photo.




And thanks to Iam's convex mirror I got the chance to be in their group photo.



Moral Lesson: Boredom really makes you do stuff. (toys?) hehehehe

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


san agustin church

sana magkaroon ako ng ganitong garden....

futile attempt of creativity

Friday, September 09, 2005

sometimes you just have to scream... even only in your head...

it has been quite some time since i last posted. Something of significance that is. I really have lots of insights that i want to share with you guys but the problem is the moment I sit, stare and start typing the more my mind starts blanking out.

well, gloom still lingers inside me and i
dread it will linger a couple more days, or maybe weeks or even months.

Darn... Aaaaarrgh!!!!

Soon I shall conquer... soon I shall devour...

Thursday, September 08, 2005


wish i get better each passing day...

ah.. cindy.... photo by yours truly and digital manipulation courtesy of mr. andrei jerez

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

it is a good day to die


from ashes we came to ashes we shall return