November 30, 2005


When it rains, it pours. Depression is starting to sink in. Things have not progressed significantly at work. I still spend the better part of the day browsing from one website to another, and though this may not be totally bad, it gave me a chance to touch base with long lost email friends. Other than that, I feel I'm now totally up to date with what's going on with the world around me. I think I can join any online trivia contests and I'll leave you all eating dust in my wake. That's how good I am now. That's how much free time I have.

I wish I could just tell you about what's really eating me. But not just yet. I'm still hoping I'll get that phonecall which could possibly change my life forever. It's been almost a month since that meeting, but I feel like they've left me hanging. Nothing surprising really, considering that they've done this before, but now that it's happening on such a critical juncture, it's just so frustrating that they do this. I'm still hoping. I just don't know how I'll react if things don't go the way I want them.

So here, I'm trying to live life by the day. Waiting. Surfing. And getting my car crashed yet again. Happened last Friday. Terrible traffic on C5, at that U-turn slot in front of BMW Autohaus. I was making a left hand turn at the slot then wham, got hit up my Lancer's ass by a spanking new Nissan X-trail. There was the usual fanfare: traffic so bad the tail end must've reached Ortigas flyover; two irate drivers, of course I was the cooler one, but irate nonetheless. Things soured when we were Camp Karingal for the investigation. The other driver, it turned out, was driving his wife's company car, an issue from GMA Channel 7. You should've seen the wife! She was strutting up and down the police station, with her media ID pinned for everyone to see! Names were dropped and wallah!, poor Sisig was found to be at fault.

SPO2 Patulot! Hindi kita tatantanan, anak ka ng tipaklong!! Wala akong pakialam kung kumpare mo si Gus Abelgas pero sa pagkakataong ito, magpaliwanag ka!! How did you ever graduate from police school? Simpleng banggaan lang hindi mo malaman kung sino may kasalanan, ano pa kaya kung ma-rape ang misis mo? Hay... it's cops like you who make me feel so ashamed I'm Pinoy.

Anyway, that episode is done and over with. Unless you want me to get into the details of how the wife called me on a Sunday afternoon demanding she get a copy of my insurance policy. Ok. It's now with you. But let's just see how easy it will be for you to actually get anything out of it. Don't tell me I didn't offer to settle ha?

So much angst, so early in the day. Gotta stop. I need my yosi break.

November 10, 2005


I'm finally going to be honest with myself.

I think I made a wrong decision.

I'm not happy where I am.

The money's good but...

I'm not happy with this job.

October 19, 2005


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Daniel Craig is officially the next James Bond. The first blond James Bond. Somehow, he doesn't really stand out as a Bond guy. Not like this one...

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O! Yan ang James Bond!!

September 29, 2005


...on a flight from San Francisco to Japan. The flight attendant was serving breakfast prior to landing in Narita. She asked the Chinese guy, "Would you like omelette or fried rice?" The poor Chinese guy was confused. "Omelette or fried rice?", the flight attendant repeated.

"Cannot both?!"

Honga naman...

Moving on... I finally got an Ipod! My new baby's a 20gb, photo Ipod. Sobrang enjoy. A full charge lasted the whole trip from San Francisco all the way to Manila. I've used up a little over 6.7gb and that's all the mp3's I've collected for the past couple of years! Yey!! Now let's try what podcasting is all about...

And if anyone's interested, some pictures from the Boston and New York trips are posted on 10xzoom.

September 02, 2005


As requested...

what are the things you enjoy doing even when there's no one around you?
watch dvd's.
experiment with making different cocktails.
then smoke again.

what lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level?
smoke again.
drive around the city and waste 1/4 tank of gas (although i should really cut this habit down).
smoke. again.

7 things that scare you
meeting my ex and her husband, who happens to be my best friend in college.
my dark past catching up on me.
losing my job.
losing my hair.
my children, if ever i do have children, doing the same bullshit i'm doing.
my wife doing the same bullshit i'm doing.

7 things you like most
the internet. isn't it wonderful being able to escape reality with a couple of keystrokes?
techno music.
a nice, fat cuban cigar.
the smell of a new car.
riding planes.
sizzling sisig and several cold bottles of cerveza negra.
a big, fat paycheck.

7 important things in your bedroom
my wife lying next to me.
a pillow underneath my feet.
alarm clock.
tv remote.
airline magazines i've collected over the months.
fhm and uno magazines i've collected over the years.
okamoto 0.03.

7 random facts about you
i listen to am radio. every morning.
my day is not complete without coffee.
i only wear g-shock watches.
i don't sleep on hotel beds. i sleep on the couch.
i love texting.
i keep receipts from significant occassions in my wallet.
i shave.

7 things you plan to do before you die
spend a week in ibiza.
go on a drinking spree with a movie/tv celebrity (preferably someone from viva hotbabes).
join politics.
put up a business.
take my mom, my brother, his girlfriend, my sister, and her husband on a shopping spree, buy anything you want, in rockwell.
take my wife for dinner at a five star hotel in manhattan.
say i love you to my wife.

7 things you can do
drive at 140kph and text at the same time.
be dj.
kiss without tongueplay.
figure out how to beat the company's internet firewall to view porn and download music.
cook a mean chicken and pork adobo.
make mangorita.
ignore streetkids.

7 things you can't do
drive at 140kph and take a call at the same time.
look at my ex straight in the eye.
lie properly.
accompany my wife to buy christmas presents.
go alcohol free on a weekend.
go nicotine free for a half day.
ignore streetkids and not feel guilty.

7 things that attract you to the opposite sex
brain. should be a good conversationalist. otherwise the first two will be meaningless. really.
playful eyes.
a sense of humor.
must have something to say about anything and everything.
a flirty attitude.

7 things you say the most
"jesus christ!"
"oh god!"
"more. more. more."
"yes, right there."
"was it good for you, as it was for me?"

7 celeb crushes
angel locsin
anne curtis
jessica alba
elisha cuthbert
cindy kurleto
kelly misa
nicole hernandez

7 people you want to take this quiz
president bush

August 04, 2005


If I were the student mentioned in this article, I wouldn't be pressing charges either!

And speaking of threesomes... . Hahaha. You'll have to know my other blog to find out!

July 29, 2005


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Really. I would.

July 28, 2005


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"Chief! Tagal natin nawala ah."

"Oo nga eh. Di ko mayaya si misis dito nung umuwi eh. Baka mamaya ibenta mo ko."

"Sir naman... Syempre di ko gagawin yun. Anong atin? Yung dati?"


Habang inaantay ko yung inorder kong one liter mug ng draft, nagtingin-tingin ako sa paligid. Walang masyadong tao ngayon. Siguro kasi umulan nang malakas kanina. Baka nasa traffic pa. Iba talaga pag walking distance lang ang gimikan sa tinitirhan mo. Maya-maya pa'y nilapag na ni Bok ang beer sa harap ko.

"Sisig rice, sir?"

"Masyadong madami yung small nyo eh. Tsaka kumain na ko dyan sa McDo kanina. Walang masyadong tao, no?"

"Oo nga eh. Pero malamang bukas marami. Sweldo na eh. Friday pa. Daan ka bukas?"

"Ewan ko, bahala na."

Sa loob-loob ko, nag-inarte ka pa eh talaga namang dadaan ka. Ano naman gagawin ko sa bahay eh ako lang naman mag-isa dun? Tsk tsk tsk. Day one pa lang to. 29 days to go.

Postscript: Si Bok yung bartender ng Cable Car sa Eastwood. Pag nauubusan ng keg ng draft, sya rin yung nagkakarga ng pamalit galing sa taas. Okay si Bok. Kwela. Marunong manimpla ng tao. Hindi basta-basta makikipag-usap sa mga nasa bar kung sa tingin nya ayaw ng conversation nung customer. Si Bok ang best friend ko habang wala ang asawa ko for the next 29 days.

July 21, 2005


"I'm getting married at the end of the month. Ninong si Doc." Okaay...

"Really? He's going to be my officemate in a couple of weeks. Hindi naman yata ako reporting sa kanya pero I suppose we're going to work on a couple of projects together. How's he doing?"

"Okay naman. He asked about you, actually. Ano daw nangyari sa inyo ni Aya..." Darn that irritating smile.

"Hehehe. Hanggang ngayon ba naman yan pa rin ang tanong ng lahat ng tao? Okay na yun. Tapos na yun."

"Hindi nga! Pucha, we're almost like brothers, pare, pero you never told me the lowdown between the two of you."

"Basta. Tapos na yun."

"Alam mo, sabi sa kin nung ibang taga-niners si Aya daw ang crush ng bayan ng college nung time nila. At ikaw daw, sobrang swerte na sobrang gago. Sobrang tanga mo daw at hinayaan mong maghiwalay kayo ni Aya." Ouch. Sandra, don't do this. You're going to be my best friend's wife so please don't give me a reason to hate you.

"Tanga na kung sa tanga pero ganun talaga. And in fairness, yes, crush ng bayan material talaga. Pero that doesn't mean she's perfect. She may be, pero hindi binibigay ng Diyos lahat-lahat sa isang tao."

"So... Anong nangyari?" Naman... Halos sabay pa kayo.

"Hindi kami para sa isa't isa. Yun ang nangyari."

"Ha?! Eh ang tagal nyo rin together. College, tapos nagwork ka. Nag-states ka pa nga diba, kayo pa rin nun?"

"Oo, pero... Alam mo yung pakiramdam na hindi ka gusto ng pamilya ng girlfriend mo? Yung parang kahit anong gawin mo to prove na worthy ka, wala pa rin? Yun."

"Bakit naman?"

"Hindi ako mayaman eh."

"Ah." Eh di natahimik din kayo.

July 14, 2005


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May pagka-pacute

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May pagkabulaslas

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Hala! Tawa!

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Pacute na naman!

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Nag-wakeboarding pa!

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Praise the... Lord?!

Since it seems that we can't get her out of Malacanang, we might as well just make fun of her. Eh di makakalimutan pa natin yung mga problema natin. In a few weeks time, when all the dust of chaos has settled down, when people are no longer clamoring for her impeachment, when the E-VAT strikes us down again, we can only do so much as laugh our worries away. All pics came from Google Images with a search string of Gloria Arroyo.

July 11, 2005


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This is getting addicting! Sudoku is the number placing game taking the world by storm. I don't know if this came from the Japanese or the Chinese, all I know is that it's addicting. Last night, this made for a very stimulating session between me and Cecil, trying to finish a puzzle while talking over the phone.

The rules of Sudoku are simple. Enter digits from 1 to 9 into the blank spaces. Every row must contain one of each digit. So must every column, as must every 3x3 square.Each Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically without guessing.

Try the one above. If you've given up (hahaha! QUITTER!!), just click on the pic for the solution set.


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A somewhat disturbing article about former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos (FVR) staging a "coup" of sorts in the Malacanang over the weekend. Makes sense you know... You can almost sense that this guy has unfinished business as the country's leader. If bringing back smoking in public places is in the agenda, this guy has my vote!!

July 08, 2005


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This post is dedicated to the men and women who died in the 7/7 London tragedy and to the families they left behind.

July 07, 2005


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Sign up now. Live8.

July 04, 2005


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We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box. - Copied shamelessly from Kwentong Tambay

After travelling in and out of Malaysia for the past two years, I've finally seen the dark side to this country. Malaysia is a hodgepodge mix of the following races: Malay, Chinese, Indian, Tamil, Pakistani/Bangladesh, and Middle Eastern. On the surface, everything seems to be okay. Only when you've spent some time people watching will you see how turbulent the waters are underneath the surface.

In Malaysia, the Muslim Malays reign supreme. They get priority in getting placed to public universities, they have subsidies when buying cars and properties, and they even have real estate auctions that are only open to bumiputras. The top government posts are held by Muslim Malays.

Everytime I talk to my Chinese and Indian friends, they always have something to say about this bumiputra policy. They say it's unfair for them getting so much help from the government when everybody is taxed the same rate. Some of them have so much as given up hope for their children ever getting into public universities that they work so hard just so that they could send their children overseas for college.

Some sectors in our government used to openly admire Malaysia, for the way their country has progressed since Independence in 1957. Since then, Malaysia has risen from a third world country to one of the top developed nations in the world. Kuala Lumpur is a testament to that, with its gleaming Petronas Twin Towers. Sepang is too, with the race track that hosts the annual F1 race. But they don't know that underneath it all, racial discrimation is dominant. Wow, can you imagine how much deeper into shit we would be if there was racial discrimination too in the Philippines? Something to think about...

June 30, 2005


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So, the little lady has finally dropped the biggest bomb of all. Short of spilling everything, including the color of her panties while she was talking to the yet unnamed Comelec official, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has admitted to a lapse in judgement and admitted she did call up someone from Comelec during the time when Congress was canvassing the votes during the 2004 elections.

Unbelieveable. First off, I have to give credit to the little lady. It takes a man, albeit a short one, to admit to such a thing. A Philippine President apologizing like that on national TV?! Unheard of!! Second, what was she thinking?! You don't do something like that in the middle of an election, not when it was such a close one, with allegations of vote buying and massive fraud flying from both sides. Third, why would she herself do such a thing?! Presidents don't do the dirty job. They're not supposed to. That's why they get elected as Presidents. They have hordes of henchmen to do this for them.

I am shocked. Philippine politics has yet again burrowed itself to a deeper level. I am saddened by the realization that no matter what, it seems like there's no letting up on how far our elected officials will go just to "protect their votes". I am angry, because it looks like we're never going to recover from the turmoil we're in.

The next two weeks will be critical for all of us. In a press conference this afternoon, Susan Roces-Poe seems ready to slug it out to the finish. Although I just heard bits and pieces of it, it looks to me like she's ready to whip the public into a People Power X frenzy. The House of Representative's inquiry into the Gloria-gate tapes seem to be getting nowhere, not with administration and opposition congressmen tagging each other out on endless legal maneuvers and out-maneuvers. Watching the public's reaction on TV on GMA's apology just shows how polarized we are.

Nakakasawa na.

GMA, please resign na. You're a sitting duck president. The moment you opened your mouth on that televised apology, you have lost all moral ascendancy to lead us effectively. I know you have only the purest intent for the country, but not everything illegal is immoral. You may not have done anything illegal, but it was definitely immoral. It wasn't right. Step down before it's too late. The people verdict is final, and it will be a swift one.

June 22, 2005

TARA NA, BYAHE TAYO (The fucked up version)

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nagahasa ka na ba sa bayan ng marikina
nanakawan ng cellphone sa recto at morayta
nawalan ka na ba ng tino sa mandaluyong
sa muntinlupa ay nakulong

ano ba, dyahe tayo, tiyan ay kumakalab
sa tindi ng pilipinas

inatake ka na ba ng meninggo sa baguio
nag-hire ng prosti sa bandang olongapo
bumili ka na ba sa quiapo ng pirata
nag-rally sa mendiola

ano ba, dyahe tayo, tiyan ay kumakalab
sa tindi ng pilipinas, sa lupet ng pilipino
ano ba, dyahe tayo, tiyan ay kumakalab
sa lupeeeet ng pilipino

naipit ka na ba sa matinding trapik sa junction~
nasiraan ng bahay sa landslide sa quezon
nakidnap ka na ba ng mga abu sa davao
o na-pick-up sa cubao

nagka-ringtone ka ba ng "kiliti" ng d'bodies
sa sta. mesa ay nag-check-in at nag-shoot walang
lumubog ka na ba sa lahar ng pampanga
o na-adik kay mystica

ano ba, dyahe tayo, tiyan ay kumakalab
sa tindi ng pilipinas, sa lupet ng pilipino
ano ba, dyahe tayo, tiyan ay kumakalab
sa lupeeeet ng pilipino!!!

June 04, 2005


I'm talking about gay happiness. Nope, I'm not homophobic. Or at least that's how I see myself. I don't have a lot of gay friends. Not that I don't want gay friends. It's probably just because there aren't a lot of (openly) gay people in the industry I work in. Believe it or not, the semiconductor assembly manufacturing scene in the Philippines is pretty much a machismo-dominated area.

So I get my dosage of gay culture outside of work. TV, movies, sometime from school. So when I was blindclicking on other people's blog early this evening, I stumbled into this blog by a gay guy from Manila. He's really quite funny. So funny, in fact, that I linked his site in mine. So here, let's all enjoy Third Sex in the City.

June 02, 2005


I got this from Peri! Go to Google Images and search for: Place you grew up. Place you live now. Your name. Your Grandmother’s name. Your favorite food. Your favorite drink. Your favorite song. Your favorite smell. Then post the first or your favorite result for each.

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Place where I grew up.

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Place where I live now.

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My name.

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My grandmother's name.

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My favorite food.

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My favorite drink.

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My favorite song.

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My favorite smell.


This song is so HOT on my playlist.

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Sana ibaba pa nya... kahit na just a lil bit.

50 Cent - Just A Lil' Bit Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Damn baby all I need is a lil bit
A lil bit of this, a lil bit of that
Get it crackin' in the club when you hear this shit
Drop it like its hot, get to workin' that back
Go shake that thang, yeah work that thang
Let me see it go up and down
Rotate that thang, I wanna touch that thang
Can you make it go round and round
I step up in the club, I'm like who you with
G-Unit in the house, yeah thats my clique
Yeah I'm young, but a nigga from the old school
On the dance floor, a nigga doin' old moves
I don't give a f**k, I do what I wan' do
I hit your ass up, boy I done warned you
Better listen, when I talk, nigga don't trip
Yo' heat in the car, mine's in this bitch
I ain't tryna beef, I'm tryna get my drink on
Got my diamonds, my fitted, and my mink on
I'ma kick it at the bar till its time to go
Then I'ma get shorty here and I'ma let her know

All a nigga really need is a lil bit
Not a lot baby girl just a lil bit
We can head to the crib in a lil bit
I can show ya how I live in a lil bit
I wanna unbutton your pants just a lil bit
Take 'em off and pull 'em down a lil bit
Get to kissin' and touchin' a lil bit
Get to lickin' and ?? a lil bit

[Verse 2]
This is 50, comin' out your stereos
Hard to tell though, cause I switched the flow
Eyes a lil low, cause I twist the dro'
Pockets on ?? cause I move the O's
My neck, my wrist, my ears is froze
Come get ya bitch, she on me dawg
She musta heard about the dough
Now captain come on and save a hoe
I get it crunk in the club, I'm off the chain
Number one on the chart, all the time mayn
When the kid in the house, I turn it out
Keep the dance floor packed, thats without a doubt
And shorty shake that thang like a pro mayn
She back it up on me I'm like oh mayn
I get close enough to her so I know she can hear
System thumpin', party jumpin', I said loud and clear

All a nigga really need is a lil bit
Not a lot baby girl just a lil bit
We can head to the crib in a lil bit
I can show ya how I live in a lil bit
I wanna unbutton your pants just a lil bit
Take 'em off and pull 'em down a lil bit
Get to kissin' and touchin' a lil bit
Get to lickin' and ?? a lil bit

Baby you got me feelin' right (ya heard me)
My mama gone, you can spend the night (ya heard me)
I ain't playin', I'ma tryna ?? tonight (ya heard me)
Clothes off, face down, x up, c'mon

[Chorus x2]
All a nigga really need is a lil bit
Not a lot baby girl just a lil bit
We can head to the crib in a lil bit
I can show ya how I live in a lil bit
I wanna unbutton your pants just a lil bit
Take 'em off and pull 'em down a lil bit
Get to kissin' and touchin' a lil bit
Get to lickin' and ?? a lil bit

June 01, 2005


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Talented? Oo... talentado nga ang mga taga-Bayo.

Hehehe... Now that I have your attention... I recently learned of this accusation against Bayo, the Philippines-based maker of world class apparel for women. Kaya pala world class sila eh kung saan-saan sa world sila kumokopya ng mga designs na nilalagay nila sa products nila. Ewan ko kung totoo to, pero kung totoo man, boljak na naman tayong mga Pinoy.

Here's what popped into my Friendster bulletin board:

hello friends,

ang ganda ng bayo kids ano? pati yung mga display ng bayo. kaso, we are very disappointed to inform you that BAYO has been RIPPING OFF illustrators from japan for their designs. and most of these illustrators are artists who contributed to a book and web compilation from Delicatessen. the title of the book is MONDOFRAGILE: MODERN FASHION
ILLUSTRATORS FROM JAPAN (available at Powerbooks) if you check out (plus links to each artists' sites), you'll see that:

1. TADAHIRO UESUGI's untitled artwork for a japanese magazine (top shot of a girl in a bikini sun bathing)
was traced and used for bayo's summer window displays (with fake grass background) without him knowing it

2. YUKA MAEDA's black-outlined little girls are on BAYO KIDs shirts,without her permission


3. EMMA.MORI's big-eyed vector girls and animals are used in BAYO's display ads. the little deer on their tag now? that's EMMA's, not BAYO's.

i had a talk with a socialite-celeb who was part of BAYO's research team, who did speculate na hindi nga siguro nag paalam ang BAYO sa mga Japanese illustrators na ito. they have an artist who traces/copies it for them.

also, if you check out EMMA.MORI's site (google: BAYO PHILIPPINES EMMA)
you'll see this:

--hi! your illustrations are the cutest i've ever seen! unfortunately, a clothing brand here in the Philippines named BAYO seems to be using your drawings for their children clothing line(t-shirt and bag logos). do they have your permission?

--hello!! i don't know BAYO...I look BAYO's web. I was very much surprised.My illustration was being used without my permission. This is a crime. It it here so that it warns BAYO soon. thanks!!!

i think early this year pa ito na post.

diba nakakahiya? tapos maglalabas pa ang BAYO ng shirt na: YOUNGTALENTED FILIPINA, but they ripped off other artists! it's not an excuse anymore to say na 'di ko alam eh,' 'i didn't know these were not original.' Come on. we're in a globalized economy. they have a website. they're an established clothing line. They should have checked first, it's their responsibility.

and i think it's ours too-to be responsible buyers. especially since we're artists too. we dont want other people riping off our
artwork and claiming it as theirs so they can sell a few shirts without giving us the heads up. these corporations should give the artists their due, and respect.

we have a thing called intellectual property rights, we should protect it.

alam kong magaganda ang damit sa BAYO, pero for now, please keep out of their store until they fix this. BAYO was on such a good roll with Lea Salonga, and now they stoop to this? It's really sad.

Whether you're an artist in the Philippines or Japan, or kahit saan, dapat magpapaalam muna sayo ang mga gagamit ng works mo.

please pass.

Tsk tsk tsk. Sabi ko na nga ba eh. Kaya ngayon, pagbabawalan ko nang mamili yung wife ko dyan sa Bayo. Ang mahal-mahal na nga ng presyo ng t-shirt nila, yun pala kinopya lang sa isang kawawang ponjaps.


Sarah Thuyn was featured as one of UNO magazine's girl of the month for May, 2005. I first saw her when she was doing her shoot for UNO, together with Borgie Manotoc and Ornusa Cadness, in Club Paradise Resort in Palawan. A top class eye candy, she was exuding feminine svelte as she walked around the resort. Whether decked out in a flowing summer dress or a casual halter top and miniskirt, Sarah was stunningly beautiful. You could just imagine how my jaw dropped when I saw her one morning doing laps in the pool. Clad in the skimpiest two piece bikini, she was like a dolphin in the sea. I was speechless as she smiled while I was walking by. By the time she said hello, I was close to fainting. It's a good thing my wife was right beside me, holding onto my arm should I pass out with all the blood draining out of my head and into my loins.

So, in honor of Sarah, who erased my notion that all models are artsy-fartsy and wouldn't care less for ordinary folks like me, this post is dedicated to you. Thank for letting me take a picture of you during the wait for our plane back to Manila. You made my summer a summer to remember.

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Sarah posing for the next UNO magazine photographer. Sayang, umextra yung pinsan ni Sandara sa likod.

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Sarah enjoying a nice swim at the resort pool.

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Sarah waiting for her boarding pass at Busuanga airport.

Now that this is all out, would I qualify as a stalker?

May 20, 2005


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Linchak talaga! Balitang-balita na naman tayo sa Yahoo News! Today's (May 20, approx. 3:00pm) hottest, most viewed news story in Yahoo is about the Arroyo government and its links with jueteng, the popular numbers game/lottery in the Philippines. Tama talaga yung wife ko. She always tells me that behind the fall of a great woman is her husband. Totoo nga kayang may kinalaman si First Gentleman Mike at si Cong. Mikey sa jueteng operations sa Pampanga? Nakow, pag nagkataon, may bagong presidente na naman ang Pilipinas in a couple of months.

May 18, 2005


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Well, probably not Mosul, but definitely somewhere in Warzone, Iraq. Here's a blog I stumbled into today: It's a mom's diary about her son who's serving a tour of duty in Iraq. The picture above shows him (I assumed it was him.) firing away on a Humvee mounted 50-cal machinegun. What he's firing at, we can only guess. Could be Iraqis who got themselves on the wrong end of the turret? Or at the very least, it could have been that evening's dinner of roasted deer.

But one thing I haven't heard of lately is how President Bush's Coalition of the Willing has been slowly transforming itself into the Coalition of the Departing. Early this month, Bulgaria and Japan have signified their intention to pull their troops of Iraq. With the killing of one of Italy's soldiers by "friendly fire" from the United States, as well as the recent abduction of one of its citizens, Italy could be well on its way out too. Hmm, I guess GMA was right on that one.

On a lighter note, Pilipinas Shell announced this morning that they will be cutting the prices of gasoline by P0.75 by 0600GMT. Anong oras ba sa Pinas yung 0600 GMT na yan?

May 17, 2005


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According to BBC News, Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed to have early stages of breast cancer. This development has led her to postpone the Australian leg of her world tour and start treatment for the condition.

Tsk tsk tsk... Talaga naman. Pag mabait ka, kukunin ka agad ni Lord. Seriously now, let's all pray that Kylie recovers from her bout with the big C. Remember, she has yet to grace us Filipinos with a wonderful view of her ample tits.

May 16, 2005


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According to Penshoppe, Ala Paredes, is a 2004 graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, where she finished with a degree in Communication. As a VJ for MYX, Ala was able to interview the likes of Dianna Krall, Evanescence, Simple Plan, and West Life. Armed with creative and artistic sensibilities, Ala also dabbles in drawing, painting, acting, singing, and playing the piano, while her aural inclinations lean towards rock, jazz, and 80s music.

In other words, artista sya. Sikat sya. Labas Panty din sya. Nag-browse ako ng blog nya pero di ako nakahanap ng pictures na kita panty nya. Asa pa.


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Help me out here. I don't know which to bite into first: The burger she's holding or Paris Hilton's thighs. She was recently hired by Carl's Jr to star in their ad which features Paris washing the side of a Bentley automobile and chomp on a thick spicy burger while clad in a skimpy black bathing suit. Hmm... I wish they'd show that ad here in Manila.

By the way.. Is that a cameltoe she's sporting?

May 13, 2005


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Mad boss is in town. Gotta make pasikat muna. And I'm not kidding about the picture. He's a cigar toting, bald headed, hot tempered sunuvagun. This is going to be a looong day... Friday the 13th nga talaga?!?!

May 12, 2005


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I am seriously tripping on these Hed Kandi girls. Has it been that long since I got into a decent club? My friends from Climax are inviting me to party with them again at the Embassy at the Fort. I didnt' really like my experiences there the few times I did go. The people were pretentious, the cover charge's too expensive, and the drinks burn a hole in my wallet. But I do miss the these two, and them, and this girl on the left.

May 11, 2005


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It comes in many forms.


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Last night was my last night as a temporary bachelor. The wife will be flying in today at 3pm from Spain. I think I managed to keep the fort pretty well. I did some house chores for the past couple of days. Did the dishes, did the laundry, tried cleaning the bathroom. Actually, I did tell my wife that I cleaned the bathroom and when she asked me which brush I used on what using which cleanser, it seems that I mixed everything up. Oh well... some things are better off being done by women. Harharhar!

So, in celebration of my last night of bachelorhood, I bought four San Mig Strong Ice and cooked up some beef tapa for pulutan. Ordinarily, I would have just gone down and got myself a big mug of draft at Cable Car. But it's just the 10th, and payday is still a couple of days away and I'm a little short on cash. So there I was, chugging on beer, chowing down tapa, playing PS2, switching between cable channels.

I finally finished up at around 1:30. Now, I'm not really accustomed to drinking Strong Ice, so downing four bottles in a row in the span of about an hour really gave me that WHAPAK feeling. I dragged myself to the the bedroom and took off all my clothes. It's summer and I sleep in the buff!! Just when I was getting to bed, I noticed that my neighbors from the other building were doing some partying of their own. It was like straight out of a scandal VCD, really. Libreng live show, eh di syempre nanood naman ako! They were at it for about an hour. I lost track of how many times they came but I have to say, I'll have whatever that guy had, be it Viagra, Super Joss, or Rhino tea! As for the girl, next time I see her at Mini Stop, I'm sure she'll be wondering why I have this naughty twinkle in my eyes.

May 10, 2005


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Grabe ang init sa Manila lately. Ngayon lang ako nakaramdam ng ganitong klaseng init. Maaga akong umalis ng office kahapon. Alas-tres pa lang umuwi na ako. Pagpasok ko pa lang ng awto, binuksan ko na agad yung aircon. Galing office, dumadaan ako ng C5 papuntang QC. Aba, nung nasa may Kalayaan Ave pa lang ako, malapit sa may Market Market, bumigay bigla yung aircon ko. Bumubuga pa rin ng hangin pero wala nang gaanong lamig. Bad trip. Pinatay ko na lang yung aircon tapos naghintay ako ng ilang minuto para buksan uli. Buti na lang gumana na.

Bakit ganon... pag sa beach, masarap yung ganitong init pero pag nasa Manila ka, mumurahin mo yung araw pag sumisikat nang ganito? Ilang linggo na lang ang natitira sa summer pero isang beach trip pa lang ang nagagawa namin. Gusto kong pumunta ng Pagudpud pero nakakapanghinayang naman yung toll fee sa North Expressway. Hmm, sali na lang kaya ako dun sa pa-contest ng RX 93.1. May beach party silang iso-sponsor sa Caylabne this Saturday. Kaya lang Strictly Bikini yung theme ng party eh... Parang masagwa yata kung makikita ako ng tao na naka-two piece...

May 09, 2005


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Isn't she the most adorable baby girl you've ever seen?!

May 06, 2005


My wife is leaving for Denia later tonight. Denia is a golf/beach resort in the province of Valencia, Spain. Kainis. Gusto ko sanang sumama kasi I've never been to Europe. Probably the first blooper I'll say when I get to Spain is, "So you're the guys who thrashed my country for 333 years!" Hahaha!

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Kidding aside, ano kaya gagawin ko for the next couple of days? Hmm... sino gusto makipag-inuman mamaya? Dami akong nabiling Pepsi Ice tsaka Pepsi Fire. Tikman natin if it goes well with Gin Blue.

May 03, 2005


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Bianca Gonzales - print ad model, bootylicious babe

Bianca was featured in last Sunday's (May 1st issue) Philippine Daily Inquirer magazine. Hmm... meron syang ad sa Edsa for Pink Soda. May hawak daw syang malaking sawa. Kung sawa ko na lang kaya ang hawakan nya... Hehehe... Joke lang.

Read more about Bianca in her blog.

April 29, 2005


That's probably what I would have told the driver of the aluminum van that slammed into a driving school car this morning along C5. It happened right in front of the BMW and Starbucks stores very near Eastwood. Given that the area is quite busy because of the U-turn slot for southbound vehicles, it was really no excuse for that pathetic van driver to rear end the car. For Christ's sake, ang laki-laki nung signboard ng driving school! How can you miss that?! Tsaka sobrang obvious naman na gusto lang iwasan nung van na nasa likod sya nung mabagal na car eh, pero since bobo talaga mga drivers ng delivery vans, ayun tumama sya.

Okay, given that I wasn't there nung mangyari kaya di ko alam yung story, kahit na diba? I mean, how many times have all of us drivers been harrassed by these assholes who call themselves drivers, especially those na mga nagmamaneho ng delivery vans, ten wheeler trucks, even mga fastfood delivery motorcycles. Tapos pag nabangga ka, sila pa yung galit. After a while, parang mga maamong tupa tapos sasabihin sa yo, "Boss, pasensya na. Naghahanap-buhay lang po." Tangina... Bakit, ako ba hindi naghahanap-buhay?

Siguro nga hindi lang yun ang masasabi ko. Malamang ganito... "Ang bobo mo! Di mo ba nakita na nag-aaral nga magmaneho yang nasa tapat mo?" Pwede ring, "Buti nga sa yo! Umayos ka kasi ng pagmamaneho mo!!" Ang dami kong pwedeng sabihin. Pero alam nyo na siguro kung ano-ano yung mga yon.

April 05, 2005


Ang pang-ahit na ma-swerte.

January 26, 2005


After our face to face meeting (an office function) in Phoenix last week, I'm spending the week here in Sacramento. In Folsom, to be exact. Wow, this place is so different from Phoenix. While the days were crisp and sunny with a light cool wind in Arizona, it's freakin cold up here in Folsom. It's been nothing but downcast skies since I got here, and it's actually raining this afternoon. Brr.. so cold. I took out the garbage a while ago and I was freezing my balls off.

Anyway, why am I here anyway? Wala lang. Vacation lang. The last time I was here in the States was 2000 and I miss this place! I miss the shopping, the people, all the wide open spaces. And I don't want to go home anymore. I've been sending out resumes to companies here even before I left Manila. So far, two have come back with email inquiries. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it develops into something more than that... like a phone interview perhaps?

Anyway, my foster family here is the Ty's. Sunny is a friend from Intel. His wife is Abe, who's such a close "kumare" of my wife. Their precocious daughter is Anya, who's attending preschool here in Folsom. Anya's such an angel. She loves Lucky Me Pancit Canton, Toyomansi variant, and I've been making her that for her merienda every afternoon when she comes back from school.

Last weekend, we went to Lake Tahoe for some fun in the snow. I had my first snow slide. I have this plastic panel to take up with me on a walk up the hill. Then after mustering enough courage, you on this panel then let the brakes go. You slide down the hill at speeds of about 20 to 30 mph, and if you're lucky, you don't get carooming off the hill separately from your panel. Sayang, Sunny wasn't able to take a picture of me sliding down eh.

Sunny, Abe, and Anya enjoying a fine day at Lake Tahoe.

Anya, Abe, and Sisig enjoying a fine day at Lake Tahoe.

January 13, 2005


Cracking wings.