Saturday, July 30, 2005

day ender

i now know how my night would end. (re: my previous post)

all i could say is, tonight would be one of my best sleep

i could explain further but what i'm feeling at this moment defies any word i could think of.

Friday, July 29, 2005


I don't really know how my day would end.

But there's one thing I am sure of,

Today I had one of my best mornings....

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

ang natatagong talento ni topeng francisco

Your Hidden Talent
You're super sensitive and easily able to understand situations.
You tend to solve complex problems in a flash, without needing a lot of facts.
Decision making is easy for you. You have killer intuition.
The right path is always clear, and you're a bit of a visionary.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

decisions, decisions, decisions

O2 Mini

This would be my target for the next 4months or so. I would need to spend my salary very wisely from now on or my other option is to apply for a credit card. A very hard decision I might add because some say I'm a big spender which I don't really feel because I don't earn big in the first place so how can I spend big, right?

Anyways, self-control is the key here, which again I lack BIG TIME. This would be one of my first short-term goals and hopefully I succeed.

Credit Card or a tight Budgeting Scheme? Hohummm.. need some advices here.

Friday, July 22, 2005

the weekend that was II

it had been 4 days since my last post. Am I losing the blogger boy inside of me? Naah.. just had lots of thinking and far to short a break. A break from myself. Anyways let me continue the weekend that was which i could say started 7 days before this post.

the ride to saturday evening
so after the TimeZone event Dave and I decided to go to our final destination for the day which is Gladys depidida overnight swimming party in (I forgot), Laguna. We first hitched a ride in Ludwick's car up to Alabang. The one thing really worth telling is that we were almost hit by a bus that overtaked us in the Skyway (Skyway - a very wide, money sucking, no traffic at that time road) inspite the fact that it could have choosen to go to the fast lane of the Skyway. Anyways, due to Ludwick's cat like reflexes (Ludz, libre mo na lang ako later before the game. hehehehe...) we managed to avoid getting squished by the bus and the railings.

So after we were dropped off at the part of Alabang where Dave and I could ride a bus going to our destination. All the way I was just singing quietly the mp3's in my mp3 player. (of course, what else could it be) Which mostly compromises of songs from Hale, Kitchie, Powerman 5000 and Greyhoundz, aahh.. also Pachelbel Canon (will add a post dedicated for this piece later on). A very mixed variety of music genres if I might say so myself.
After an hour and 3/4 we were at our target destination. It would have been later if we had followed the guide of Mark who said it was near (i forgot again) and since (the one i forgot) is more popular we almost decided to just take a jeep up to there and walk to .

drained early early morning sunday
After meeting the block mates of Sarah and some swimming.... err.. walking in the pool, We drank for a while where my body unwillingly shutted down while in the middle of the drinking session.

sunday goodbyes
Woke up around 9AM I think and do a little bit of walking in the pool and some videoke. At around 3AM we were packing and on our way home.

That would be the last day I think I would see Gladys, I don't know if I could say that we were that close, but we confided secrets, (which I think is a qualifier for closeness) I was sad for a bit but I think not as sad as her closer. Anyways I don't want to get very detailed and stuff so I would just like to end this with....

A thankyou and Godbless to Gladys Vasquez who would be migrating to some other part of the world. You may be far from us but do remember that friendship covers great a distance...

Monday, July 18, 2005

the weekend that was

smashing friday
what could be a better week ender than badminton? hehehehe. The venue was badminton extreme at pasong tamo extension. It wasn't as nice as The Zone near our school but it sufficed my hunger for badminton that night... bwahahahaha... Inis lang because there was no extra space in between the courts. A step is all it takes to get to another court. In other words sobra sikip.

Alas there was only four of us who played. Cora, Donna, Ludwick and I. After the game I ate a full meal at wendy's (talk about taking back all the calories I lost playing badminton that night.) and got home around 12AM and after a few hours of netting went to sleep at around 3AM.

saturday morning madness
andrei and tin invited me to yet again badminton. Yes folks you've heard it right. Woke up at 7:30 to play badminton with tin's office mates along banawe, qc. Forgot the name of the court though. Well I could have enjoyed the game if it wasn't for one of tin's office mate. (Name need not be mentioned) Who was so arrogant! Arrgh! See he became my partner in one of the games and when my shots don't make it he murmurously complain. It was hardly noticable but still you could hear his complain. I mean why not say it to my face? Then we could have had it then and there?!?! Good thing I was just invited and kept my cool back then because I don't want to cause any commotion between tin and her officemates. (Note: I'm only complaining about a single person. The rest are A ok!)

drained saturday afternoon
after the game I went to glorietta to meet with jojo and the gang. See jojo was leaving the country and migrate I think to the states. So I meet up with them at BK in Glorietta. So after eating lunch, (Again gained all the calories I lost from the game earlier) jojo had to go to the dentist for his scheduled cleaning. So we had to wait for them at burger king. Ahhh... also they made a scarp book for jojo in which I posted a message there using my pay slip as the stationary. Anyways, we had to add some photos to the scrap book so we had it printed. So we had to wait an hour for it to be printed. So we went to food choices to wait. There I got my half hour sleep, in which I think I drooled. hehehehe.
So after an hour or so we got the photos and went back to food choices. That was the time that I remembered that I need to buy an underwear to bring to Los Banos. (more on that later) So I bought 1 at human.
So after going back to food choices we decided to go to TimeZone where pro, ludwick and donna decided to waste their time. At first I was just watching them because I don't have a TimeZone card. You see I never had a TimeZone card. Never ever had one until that day. Hehehehe.. I'm a sucker for bargain deals, and donna told me that if I had a GenTxt card I could get a P200 worth TimeZone card for Php160.00. So that's how I ended up buying one. But before that I was looking at pro and ludwick play air hockey. After their game, I asked ludwick if we could have a match. So in the middle of the game I don't know why, but the puck literally flew a few meters away from us after I hit it. Sadly we didn't find the puck afterwards but when we saw the next set of players, I knew that they found the puck, I don't want to be a sour grape but I think they hid it from us.. hehehehe.. It was also my first time to have an Initial D card. Well as an after thought, I think I will be addicted to this game.

(continuation to follow... My bed is calling me)

full metal

a really late but not forgetten thank you (arigaotou gozaimaste ^__^) to my bestfriend, Fred Ramos, for giving me this really really cool dog tag. Fred is a PMAer (Military student dude) who will be graduating I think next year to be a full pledged soldier. Anyways kudos to Fred in advance for giving honor to our very chaotic but still beloved country.

dog tag

Sunday, July 17, 2005

me no longer boy, me now man!

just got home and was doing some tidying on my computer table.

topeng: pa, kanino tong (nokia) charger?

pa: ewan ko lagay mo lang dyan.

topeng: hindi naman sa akin e. kalat lang

pa: di naman talaga sayo yan e.

topeng: onga po. kalat nga lang dito.

pa: lagay mo nga dyan para madali hanapin.

topeng: hindi ko naman po ito ginagamit e. bakit ko lalagay dito?

pa: para pagkailangan.

topeng: e kalat nga lang po dito.

pa: marami naman kalat yan e.

topeng: e kalat ko naman po yun e. alam ko kung para saan yun gagamitin.

pa: e kalat din naman yun e.

topeng: e etong charger na to hindi ko kalat.

after 5+ so minutes...

ma: bigay mo na nga sa akin yang charger.

sometimes I still feel that they think I'm not old or rather not mature enough to have my personal space. Hay naku... it really pisses me off when they still treat me like a kid.

Oh well.. parents... and someday i'll be one of them.

Note: I am not angry, just irritated.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

happy birthday Kitty!

Happy happy Birthday!!! Kitin is one of my barkada and was my classmate way back 2nd year highschool. I am forever grateful for meeting such a wonderful lass... sobra sungit nga lang ng nanay... no wonder kung saan nya nakuha kasungitan nya.. hehehe... I know you'll have many more birthdays to come.

kitin pasion

Thursday, July 14, 2005


serious sketch

I Have Issues
I walk in a colorful world.
Now I know why I don't belong. - Topeng

Photograph courtesy of Cora, a fellow frustrated photographer.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

bow and arrow

i dub thee 'Ang Inggit'

with a touch of art

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


Noong Friday ay nanlibre ako, kasama ang aking kapwa trainees ng maikling merienda salo salo sa SPL dahil ito ay isang tradition na ng aming kompanya na ang bawat makakapasa ng training ay dapat manlibre ng merienda at kapag na promote na as regular employees lunch naman. hehehe. Anyways naging masaya naman siguro ang lahat dahil sa aming hinandang:
  1. Palabok
  2. Puto
  3. Barbecue
Sana lang nabusog talaga lahat sapagkat may natira pang halos isang malaking bilaong Palabok na hindi ko na alam kung saan napunta pagkatapos. Ako naman ay nakapaguwi dapat ng isang kahong puto pero pinamigay ko na rin sa office upang mag bigay ng saya at ligaya sa makakakain dahil ubod nga naman ng sarap ang putong yun!


puto espesyal

palabok espesyal

barbecue espesyal

grupo ng manlilibre

isa pang grupo ng manlilibre

at isa pang grupo ng manlilibre

picture with santa


Medyo naasiwa lang ako dahil karamihan ng kuha ko ay backlighted sa kadahilanang nakatalikod lahat sa isang malaking bintana.. huhuhuhu...

Monday, July 11, 2005


Saturday, July 09, 2005


yet another rally for the resignation of GMA ensued in Paseo de Roxas and I think also in other parts of the country. I really am disatisfied with what's happening here in our beloved country. I mean, ok what if she resigns? Do you think it would do good? Who do you think would take here place?

Darn! I think we Filipinos abuse the meaning of democracy.

Democracy is not forcing someone to do something just because you can form a mob. Rallies won't do justice to what had happened. What's done is done. Let's just all hope that everything would lead to our country's stability.

As Mr. Arias always said "This country is going to the dogs!" and to my fear, it really is.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Bulok PC

tayo na at mag feeling

while in the jeep I noticed that a baby was taking focus on me the whole time I was there, and it's a proven fact that babies always focus their attention on beautiful subjects/objects. hehehehe

or is she just looking at my pimples... harharhar.... i don't think so...

I'm at the office right now and it's not even 8:30AM here yet.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

the man with no cleft in his upper lip

It was said that before we were born an angel touched our upper lip and said "Sshh... don't tell anyone what you saw here." Hence the cleft in our upper lip....

then one day a man was born without a cleft in his upper lip...

He knows everything...

But once in a while he looks at the mirror and touch his upper lip wondering why there's no cleft in his upper lip.


Credits to eeya, the most creative writer I've ever met. can't wait till she finishes her story.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

this made my morning

watched the morning news, a snatcher was caught and interviewed by the reporter:

reporter: Bakit mo nagawang mang snatch?

snatcher: Kasi po galit ako sa tatay ko e!

reporter: Bakit ka galit sa tatay mo?

snatcher: Kasi po ayaw nya ako patulugin sa bahay e!

reporter: Bakit ka ayaw patulugin sa bahay?

snatcher: Kasi po binugbog ko kapatid ko e.

sarap batukan.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

job combination

I was supposed to play GTA: San Andreas the whole day but my dad told me to do some framing of photos that I recently remembered I shot months ago.

So basically what I did was shoot a man and frame him too.

Ok, sorry sorry... harharharhar

Saturday, July 02, 2005

friday badminton

I played badminton together with pro, cora, donna, shen, cielo and belmond at The Zone near our school. We rented the court for 2 hours and for me it was still not enough; Maybe because it was just my second time playing badminton and my first time using my own racquet.

I bought a Prince Force 310Ti badminton racquet last thursday the day before the game. I was really looking for a Yonex racquet but to my dismay they were so darn pricey. So I tried to settle for the one racquet that would seem to call on to me... hehehhee.. nice way of buying things. Look at it intently and wait and see if it would call on to you.. hahaha.. That was how I got to own my racquet now. Unfortunately though I can't even find a single review for my racquet but in terms of gameplay I loved the swings and handle of my racquet.

I really had a nice time playing badminton and wish we could do this once every week.