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Saturday, July 30, 2005

:), hair and guitar

I’m glad that my Friday has been kind to me. I was able to deploy my program at Vince’s, got my cabbage from him, paid my bills and helped Tito Manny.

I’ll also have to visit my orthodontist tomorrow as I am 7 days late from my appointment. I just want my braces out and I’m tired of this “cutie cutie” thing on my teeth.

I’ll also be missing my barber as I decided to have longer hair in the next few months.

Guitar playing would be my thing next month. Franco will bring his guitar on Sunday and I’ll be taking charge of the thing. I haven’t played guitar for 2 years and I think I forgot how to tune and play some favorite tunes. I’ll try to play some old rock tunes and try to get some new breed of music to my hands. I just want to play some new metal music from Soilwork, Shadows Fall and maybe Evanescence.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

tired but ok

I went home at about 3 AM. I was with Rocky, Allan and Franco at Avenue S.

I fixed their PC and tried their sizzling squid. It’s one of my favorites there. I just love the taste of it and I think I have to come back for more.

I woke up at about 8 AM and prepared for my day with Vince at their plastic plant. So far, I am happy with the thing there. I was able to present it with ease and the users just got the feel of it. I hope things will go ok tomorrow as I’ll try finishing it all.

*sigh

So much for now as I am waiting for Franco to have his guitar.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Breathing space

For the past days, I’ve turned off my cellphone and I never went out from my shell. I was very busy doing my program for Vince’s business and I am very glad that we’ll deploy it tomorrow. Ayos!

I also got some emails and I just have to get things done with it. I’m very much confused on these things and I hope that God will guide me in deciding on what to do on those things.

I am almost done in backing up my mp3s and I hope I could have a decent archiving on those things. I am overwhelmed with my collection and I hope I could hear some of them on my iPod.

So much for now as I have to go to Tagi and at Avenue S.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

From the taxpayer :)

I got this from Norwynn and I think this has got to be read by politicians and the aktibista. :) hehe

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Walang kwenta ang Pilipinas
By:(isang ordinaryong office worker na ayaw na magbayad ng tax ever!)

Hindi ko na mapigilan ang sarili ko. Sukang-suka na ko sa mga nangyayari sa bansang 'to!

Walang katapusang corruption, walang
kamatayang pangbabatikos, pagbabatuhan ng tae at pagpapa-taasan ng ihi ng mga pulitiko sa bawat isa, walang tigil na imbestigasyon ng kung ano- anong isyu pero wala namang matinong resolusyon, walang puknat na pag-aagawan ng kapangyarihan sa pagitan ng mga partido, patuloy na pagdami ng tamad at tangang Pilipino, patuloy na pakikipaglaban ng ideolohiyang wala namang silbi.

Ang gobyerno ng Pilipinas, talo pa ang septic tank na hinihigop ng Malabanan - saksakan ng dumi at napakabaho. Kaya hindi nakakapagtaka na Ang Pilipinas ang isa sa pinakamahirap at corrupt na bansa sa mundo. Kasi lahat sila bulok, lahat sila walang kwenta. Lahat sila sugapa sa kapangyarihan at sa pera.

ANAK NG TETENG!!$#%Q!&!*@!

KAHIT KRISTIYANO AKO, HINDI KO
MAPIGILANG MAGMURA AT HILINGIN SA
DIYOS (MINSAN NGA PATI SA DEMONYO) NA
MAMATAY NA SILANG LAHAT AT I-BBQ SILA
NG HABANG-BUHAY SA IMPIERNO.
SINONG "SILA"? EH DI MGA CORRUPT NA
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND WORKERS,
MGA TAMBAY NA PILIPINO NA ANG LALAKI
NG KATAWAN PERO HINDI NAMAN
NAGTRATRABAHO AT HINDI NAGBABAYAD
NG TAX, MGA MAYAYAMAN AT ARISTANG
TAX EVADERS, PATI MGA AKTIBISTA, NPA AT
IBA PANG IDEOLOGICAL GROUPS NA HINDI
NAGBABAYAD NG TAX PERO PANG-GULO!!!
MAMATAY NA KAYO!!!

Lagi na lang sinasabi ng mga pulitiko: Ipaglaban ang masa! Tulungan ang masa! Mahalin ang masa! PUNYETA! MASA LANG BA ANG TAO SA PILIPINAS?

SINO BA TALAGA ANG BUMUBUHAY SA
PUNYETANG BANSANG TO? SAAN BA GALING
ANG PANGPAGAWA NG MGA TULAY AT
KALYE? SAAN BA GALING ANG PORK
BARREL? SAAN BA GALING ANG PERANG
KINUKURAKOT NYO?

KAMI NA MGA MANGGAGAWA AT MIDDLE
CLASS NA BAGO PA MAKUHA ANG SWELDO
BAWAS NA - KAMI ANG BUMUBUHAY SA
WALANG KWENTANG BANSA NA 'TO!

BAKIT YANG BANG MGA MASANG YAN NA
LAGI NA LANG SENTRO NG PLATAPORMA NG
MGA PULITIKO EH NAGBABAYAD BA NG
TAX?! F**K YOU! KAHIT ISA SA MGA NAG-RA- RALLYING MGA SQUATTER NA YAN, KAHIT SINGKO HINDI NAG-RE-REMIT YAN SA BIR!

PERO PINAPAKINGGAN BA KAMI NG
GOBYERNO? LAGI NA LANG OPINYON NG
MASA ANG INIINTINDI NG GOBYERNO. KUNG
SINO ANG NAG-RA-RALLY, SA EDSA, SILA
ANG NASUSUNOD. KUNG SINO ANG MAS
MALAKAS SUMIGAW PERO WALA NAMANG
ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION, SILA LAGI ANG
FOCUS PAG MAY PROBLEMA. SILA LAGI ANG
BIDA.

KAMING MGA ORDINARYONG OFFICE
WORKERS, OFW'S, LABORERS AT IBA PANG
NAG-TRA-TRABAHO AT NAGBABAYAD NG
TAX - KAMI ANG NAGPAPAKAHIRAP PARA
BUHAYIN ANG PILIPINAS. KAMI ANG MGA
TUNAY NA BAYANI NG BANSA!

Tuwing nakikita ko ang payslip ko, nag-iinit ang ulo ko at gusto kong maiyak sa inis. Napakalaki ng tax na binabawas sa akin pero ginagamit lang sa walang kwentang bagay ang perang pinaghirapan ko. Lahat ng pagtitipid ginagawa ko para suportahan ang sarili ko, pamilya ko at ang punyetang bansang to. Ni hindi ako makabili ng chicken and spaghetti meal sa Jollibee kahit gutom na gutom na ko. Nag-tya- tyaga ako sa waffle na tig-P10, o kaya pag may konting pera, junior bola-bola siopao sa Mini-Stop sa halangang P20.

E kung yung pera ko na pinapangbabayad sa tax sa kin na lang napunta, e di sana nakakapanood pa ko ng sine at least 2 beses sa isang buwan.
Nakabili na sana ako ng bagong rubber shoes.
Nakapagpagawa na sana ako ng sarili kong bahay.

Yung tax na binabayad ko, karamihan nun derecho sa bulsa ng mga corrupt na mga government officials at workers. Habang hirap na hirap akong i-budget ang pera ko, sila naman nagpapakasarap sa mga mansyon. SUV's at luxury cars pa ang dina-drive nila, samantalang ako sa pedicab lang sumasakay!

P******INA! PERA KO YANG
PINAPAGPAPASASAAN NYO!!

Yung tax na binabayad ko, pinapangsuporta sa mga mahihirap. Saan ba galing ang pera pangpagawa ng housing at pagtulong sa mga mahihirap, di ba sa mga manggagawa na nagbabayad ng buwis! Pero karamihan ng mahihirap, kung umasta kala mo inaapi sila ng sobra.

SA TOTOO LANG NO, KAYA ANG MGA
MAHIHIRAP LALONG NAGHIHIRAP KASI MGA
TAMAD!

Ang daming mga tambay sa kalye na walang trabaho pero ang laki ng katawan. Eh kung sila ba nagkargador sa pier eh di sana may pera sila.

TAPOS WALA NA NGANG PERA, ANAK PA NG
ANAK! PUNYETA! LALO NYO LANG
PINAPADAMI ANG TAMAD AT TANGA SA
MUNDO!

Naaawa ako sa mga batang pakalat-kalat sa kalye at namamalimos. Imbes na nag-aaral, dumadagdag lang sila sa bilang ng mga future criminals sa Pinas. Hindi ako magtataka na yung batang nakita kong namamalimos sa Cubao, pagkatapos ng ilang taon cellphone snatcher na.

YUNG MGA MAGULANG NAMAN DYAN,
COMMON SENSE LANG! HIRAP NA HIRAP NA
NGA KAYO SA BUHAY, MANGDADAMAY PA
KAYO NG IBA?! PAPARAMIHAN NYO PA LAHI
NYO!

Palibhasa walang mga trabaho at walang
pinagkaka-abalahan, kaya nagkakalabitan at nagsusundutan na lang maghapon, magdamag. Sa totoo lang, nakakabilib. Kasi kahit sa ilalim ng tulay o sa kariton lang, nakakabuo pa rin ng bata!
Ibig sabihin, maabilidad ang mga Pinoy. Kung gugustuhin, gagawan ng paraan. Kahit sa makipot, mabaho at maduming lugar - SOLVE!

Isa pang mga grupo ng tao na nakakainis, yung mga aktibista, NPA at kung ano-ano pang ideological political groups. Sabi nila, mahal na mahal nila ang Pilipinas kaya pinagpalalaban nila ang kanilang mga adhikain. PUNYETA! EH HINDI RIN KAYO NAGBABAYAD NG TAX! ANG KAKAPAL RIN NG MGA MUKHA NYO! MGA IPOKRITO! MAHAL DAW ANG PILIPINAS AYAW NAMAN MAGBAYAD NG BUWIS! BAKIT MAY BIR COLLECTOR BA SA GITNA NG MENDIOLA AT EDSA?! MAY TAX COLLECTION BA SA BUNDOK?!

WALA DIN NAMAN KAYONG MGA TRABAHO!
KUNG MAY TRABAHO TALAGA KAYO, HINDI
KAYO MAG-RA-RALLY DAHIL SAYANG ANG
SWELDO NYO PAG ABSENT KAYO! PAANO
NYO MAIPAPAKITA ANG PAGMAMAHAL NYO
SA PILIPINAS KUNG WALA NA KAYONG
GAWANG MATINO KUNDI MAG-RALLY AT
MAMUNDOK??!!!

ISA PA YANG MGA MAYAYAMAN AT MGA
ARTISTA, NA NANGDADAYA AT HINDI
NAGBABAYAD NG BUWIS. ANG KAKAPAL NG
MUKHA NYO! ANG DAMI NYO NA NGANG
PERA NANGDADAYA PA KAYO SA TAX!!!!
HINDI NYO NAMAN MADADALA SA IMPIERNO
YANG MGA KAYAMAN NYO. MASUSUNOG
LANG DUN YAN.

KAYA LALONG BUMABAGSAK ANG NEGOSYO
DITO SA PILIPINAS, KASI MGA NEGOSYANTE
MANDARAYA. PATI SHOWBIZ INDUSTRY,
BAGSAK NA DIN. KARMA ANG TAWAG DYAN.
MGA BALASUBAS KASI.

Sana magkaron ng POLITICAL AND NATIONAL
CLEANSING. Alisin (mas maganda kung patayin na lang) ang lahat ng pulitiko at political families sa puwesto. Tibagin ang lahat ng mapanirang organizations at grupo. Itapon sa malayong isla o kaya i-pwersa ng hard labor ang mga sobrang tamad na mga Pilipino. Ihiwalay ang mga bata sa kanilang mga tamad at tangang magulang upang makapag-aral sila at maturuan na maging mabuting tao at mamamayan. Magkaron ng bagong lider na walang political ties at utang na loob sa kahit sino.

At higit sa lahat, DAPAT TAX PAYERS LANG ANG PWEDENG BUMOTO!

Kung kinakailangang magka-giyera para magtino ang mga Pilipino, ayos lang. Masyado na kasing matigas ang ulo ng mga tao dito. Gusto ng kalayaan, pero hindi naman handang panagutan ang responsibilidad ng pagiging malaya. Meron daw pinaglalaban na prinsipyo at adhikain pero takot namang mamatay para dito.

(Sa mga nakaka-alam sa anime na Gundam Wing, yan ang inspirasyon ko sa New Pinas hehe. I love you Zechs! I love you Treize!)

Hangga't hindi nagkakaron ng radical change, patuloy na walang kwenta ang Pilipinas at patuloy na magiging tanga ang majority ng mga Pilipino.
Sa dami ng nag-mi-migrate na Pilipino sa ibang bansa, dadating ang Panahon na minority na lang ng population sa Pilipinas ang may utak. Yung mga magagaling na Pilipino, malamang maubos na. Sobra na kasi silang na-fru-frustrate at na-de- depress sa mga nakikita nila.

lang taon pa at aalis na rin ako sa Pilipinas. Wala kong balak na magkaron ng pamilya sa isang bansa na hindi pinapahalagahan ang kontribusyon ng mga taong tunay na bumubuhay dito. Kawawa naman ang magiging anak ko kung dito sya mabubuhay.

Sa totoo lang, broken hearted ako. Minahal ko din ang bansang ito. Pilit kong pinagtatanggol kahit bulok. Nakarating na ko ng ibang bansa, pero pinili kong bumalik. Pero ngayon, ayoko na. Suko na ko. Sayang lang ako sa bansang to. Simple lang naman ang hiling ko. Gusto ko lang mabuhay ng tahimik at maayos. Gusto ko na kahit paano eh maipagmalaki ang Pilipinas. Pero wala eh.
Doomed to be jologs ang bansang to.

Alam ko marami pa ang umaasa at naniniwala sa pagbabago. Good luck and God bless! Sana tama kayo at mali ako.

Beer *sigh

Friday night was great. I was at Avenue S with Inin to discuss things about her sister’s website. It was also the chance to have Avenue S’ PC fixed.

Anyway, Franco, Rocky, Eide, Allan and Addie were there. They had their thing as I did my fixing. I should have brought my kit always as friends always ask for help in unexpected times. I guess I just have to be superhero-like. Always ready.

I was done fixing at about 12 MN and beers just flowed like water flowing to Bankerohan river. Hehe. I had 8 bottles of San Miguel Strong Ice and I just can’t imagine my tolerance for alcohol. Never in blue hell did I think of drinking beer as my thing as I hate the taste of beer. I really don’t know why in heaven’s name that I got myself into it. Is this the effect of getting to sleep at almost 5 am and wake up at almost 9 am?

I also find it great to play foozball and throwing and catching a football while tipsy. It was like a simulated case of virtual reality.

hmmmmm

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Trying Hard

My Thursday is not that great. I stayed at home doing the program and I’m just exhausted with it.

While doing my thing, my brother was channel surfing and caught his attention on a new band (Cueshe). I’m very surprised to hear that their vocalist is trying to sound like Eddie Vedder, becoming like Creed’s. A little longer, he sounds like Jessa Zaragosa.

What’s with the modulated voice?

Yayay!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

hmmmmmmmm

I’m almost done with my program and I’m surprised that I’m not the same zombie as I used to be.

I slept at about 5 am but I never had the tired feeling when I woke up at 9:30 am.

Maybe because I was chatting with my new friend while doing the program. Maybe because I was happy to meet her. hehehe

Hmmmmm. I just like the feeling.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Top 25



I was about to change my playlist on my iPod when I checked my iTunes for my Top 25 Most Played songs on my iPod.

I'm still hooked with NIN and Soilwork.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Yikes!!!

Never in blue hell did I get online since Friday.

I was so tired from my trip to Norala and Marbel. We were there to have things done for Auntie Paquit. I’m very glad that we were able to get what’s for her and it’s a nice feeling to finally step on the land that has been stolen from us.

Anyway, one down and four more to go. We just have to get into the cases and we are very glad that we are on the right track. Our lawyer has done good things and I hope we’ll win the four cases.

Sunday was still fine for me. I was with Kamiseta to fix their POS. I was with Kaye to teach her Microsoft Access and I also bought some things to clean the bathroom. I’m very glad to clean the bathroom with some new tools. I got a new brush and sponge and my favorite, Mr. Muscle. No need to scrub.

So much for now, I just have to get some icons for my program.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Friday...Friday...Friday

I was very busy doing the program and my presentation for Vince’s program that I slept at about 4 AM of Friday. *sigh*

My Friday was very loaded with lots of things. At 8:30 AM, I was at Bro. Rey’s office to check the details of the presentation for Project Patriotic Davao. I was asked by him to do a presentation for the project. I was very confused as I am going to finish two programs for the next 30 days. I hope I could squeeze some time for that.

At about 10 AM, I was supposed to be at Ma’am Grace’s home to have her PCs networked. The good thing is, she texted me to have it moved in the afternoon. I was very happy and hurriedly went home to get some sleep. I woke up at about 11:30 AM and had my brunch.

After the meal, I prepared myself for the schedules in the afternoon. I have to deposit my money, get to Vince’s shop for the presentation and to Ma’am Grace’s home for the network setup. So far, it’s all been done. Ayos!

I just have to wait for 2 AM (Saturday) later as we’ll go to Norala to get things done on Auntie Paquit’s farm land.

hmmmmm

My Thursday was not that loaded. I was supposed to be at Ma’am Grace’s home in the morning and at Vince’s office in the afternoon. Both of them have moved the schedule on Friday.

Anyway, I just stayed at home in the morning and decided to have the other things done in the afternoon I went to the bank to have my check changed for cash and to my orthodontist to have my braces checked.

I really like being called by the teller when they ask about my I.D. I just find it very funny when they try to confirm my details on it and to compare my picture to my face. Hahahaha. I have my “rocker” look on my I.D. while I presently have this short-haired geek style. I just like their suspicious eyes on me.

I also went to Avenue S to have their PC checked. The Rhapsody program has become abnormal for the past days and they just can’ get into their subscription.

Getting home was also fun. I bought 5 durians and we just love it. I just love the taste and the smell.

Ayos!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

...The Bakiki Boys

The 4 of the 6 Bakiki boys have regrouped yesterday. Nat2x, Jojo, Norwynn and I have met at the office and just talked about everything. We had lunch and dinner together and as usual, Nat2x just can’t allow us to pay for the bills. He’s still the same Nat2x with a longer hair.

We just talked and laughed with stories we have shared. Nat2x is here to for a vacation and works as computer/mainframe personnel on a financial institution in Ireland. Jojo has decided to come back as a systems developer. We’ve been helping him in setting up his PC and the codes he could work on. Norwynn and I are on the same turf on systems and web development.

It could be better if Vince and Isaias are with us. Vince has been aloof and we are very worried about him. I know, things have changed in our chosen careers but we still love him. Isaias is into teaching. He’s busy with it but we still hope that they’ll show up before Nat2x will go back to Ireland.

I’m very happy that we were able to see each other and we hope we could do things together again.

May God bless us all.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

...finally

Finally, we’re able to finish our home improvement project. We started at 9 am yesterday and were finished at about 7 pm. All of us took part on it and we are all satisfied.

I just love the feeling of doing it with my family. From planning, purchasing and doing it, we tend to work with our differences. I think it’s a great family time. We never did such a thing for the longest time. I’m thankful to the Lord about what happened last June 29. This has made us closer to each other.

Anyway, I also had a chance to watch the Fantastic Four with Xeng. She’s my new friend and I really enjoyed the time with her. I think she’s cute and I just like the way she smiles.

The thing that I like most about her? She also knows how to laugh.

Monday, July 11, 2005

DIY, Kat and short haired girls

My trip to the hardware and D.I.Y. store just made me realized my passion for carpentry and home improvement. I just love the tools and how things are made with them.

When I was in Grade 6, I used to have this woodworking/carpentry subject. I was very passionate about doing my projects and I’m very proud of my works. I’ve done an acrobat toy, table tennis racket, medicine cabinet, wooden ladle, wood carved “COME IN” sign, study lamp and other things. I just love the feel of the tools and the time I spent with them.

Anyway, I’m starting to collect new tools for myself. They’re so nice. I hope I could fill a toolbox.

I also got to a new testimonial from Kat at Friendster. We became friends at Pinoyster and from that, we just chat and chat at Yahoo! Messenger. I don’t talk that serious on “chat” with strangers but I just like the time with her. She’s into track and field, badminton and gymnastics. She even won medals on those sports. How I wish I could watch any of her games and do some cheering.

*sigh

Tomorrow, my brother and I will finish the home improvement project that we’ve started. This would be fun as I did the computing on the plan. The painting was done and I’ll be doing some application of the adhesive on the floor for the vinyl. I hope things will go our way.

I’m also back to my fascination with short haired girls. I just love the confidence.

*grrrrrrrrr

Saturday, July 09, 2005

...Yikes!!!

I really have fun chatting. This is one of my conversations with an unknown Goth lady.

Aldrin : hi
Aldrin : :)
gothic_illusions_F : asl
Aldrin : 26 m dvo
Aldrin : u? asl pls
Aldrin : :)
gothic_illusions_F : 21fdvo
Aldrin : :)
Aldrin : u got pix?
gothic_illusions_F : nope
Aldrin : hmmmmmmmm
Aldrin : san ka now?
gothic_illusions_F : cafe
Aldrin : r u with someone?
Aldrin : goth ka ba talaga?
gothic_illusions_F : sabihin kung nagsisimula plang
gothic_illusions_F : i lyk 2 do it
Aldrin : ic
Aldrin : r u wearing like goth now?
gothic_illusions_F : yup
Aldrin : with makeup?
gothic_illusions_F : d maxado
Aldrin : ic
Aldrin : r u into rituals?
gothic_illusions_F : nope
gothic_illusions_F : nagprapractice ng spell
Aldrin : wow
Aldrin : spell DOG daw
Aldrin : hehe
Aldrin : =))


Nyahahahahahaha!!!

...my new tagboard :)

My former tagboard has stopped serving and I got a new one from http://www.myshoutbox.com

Anyway, just check it and hope to hear from anybody. :)

Friday, July 08, 2005

...in blue hell

I just had some food at KFC and I just can’t believe how our country made their servings that small. I used to pay Php 125.00 for 2 pieces of chicken, 2 servings of rice, large drink and a serving of mashed potato. But what in the blue hell happened was, for Php 145.00, the chicken were as big as my small fist put together. Mashed potato was approximately 4 tablespoons. The gravy was too pale. Their large drink was not that large.

*sigh

Where in heaven’s name is my money?

wet friday

It’s a wet Friday and it’s nice to stay at home and have some warm food and watch movies all day.

Hmmm, but it’s not a perfect world. I should be out to get some money for those things. I was at Ma’am Grace’s home to have her PC and programs checked again. I really like staying at her home-office when I do some of my things there. I get to have some very good food. I had some of Yogurt Vanilla Raisins and some Fajitas. Yayay! Lami!

It was like a continuation of my quick breakfast at home. I had some pork chop, Cookies and Cream Tea and lots of rice with Tabasco. Yes, rice with Tabasco. Not with Pork Chop. It’s my thing and I think I just have to ask for more from my aunt since she supplies me with that. I only have 3 bottles left and it’s about time to replenish. haha



I also had a quick visit to my orthodontist. My wire just makes my inner cheek hurt. It has to be trimmed as ortho wax just can’t serve its purpose. Anyway, I really enjoyed the stay there as we did some talking on anything we could think of. My ortho, her assistant and her partner are my close friends. They are very kind to me.

We also watched Eat Bulaga! at her clinic and we really enjoyed watching Jose. He’s just funny with his “Bamboo” impression. I just can’t help but laugh with my big mouth.

After that, I went straight to Vince’s shop to have things finalized. I’ll be working on the program tonight as we’ll meet next week for my check. Yehey!

So much for now, I just want to enjoy the rest of the day. I’m craving for Space Burgers and some spicy chicken with Tabasco. Agrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

...some tests

I got this link from ladydune and I tried answering some questions.

Anyway, here are some of my results. :)





You Are 90% Extrovert, 10% Introvert



You are as outgoing as they come

The life of the party, you're friends with everyone

You're a people person, and you are quite the entertainer

You love being around a crowd and acting spontaneously








You Are 20 Years Old



20





Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.









Your Japanese Name Is...









Shun Nanba















The Keys to Your Heart



You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.

You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage pessimistically. You don't think happy marriages exist anymore.

In this moment, you think of love as something you don't need. You just feel like flirting around and playing right now.




Your Sexy Brazilian Name Is

Ronaldo Cavalcanti




You are nurturing, kind, and lucky.
Like mother nature, you want to help everyone.
You are good at keeping secrets and tend to be secretive.

A seeker of harmony, you are a natural peacemaker.
You are good natured and people enjoy your company.
You put people at ease and make them feel at home with you.

...hmmm. Thank you Lord

Thursday was fine so far. I got the deal with Vincent and we’ll start tomorrow. (Cabbage again)

I also got to install Mae2x’s CD-RW drive and her father is very generous when he gives me tips. Thank you Lord. Their family is so kind to me.

Aiza, one of Mae2x’s cousins just know how to entertain us. She has this moves that she made for herself. I really like kids when they do that and the kids at their home just know how to make fun.



Here's a link to her video.

COMDDAP also opened at the Apo View Hotel. The event was so far fine and I also joined their Fastest Gun Contest. I was included in the first batch of contestants and I was the last person to finish in assembling the computer. I got 13:50 for my time.

Hahahaha

Hmmm. I was also able to make free long distance calls at one of their booths. hehe

Anyway, I’ll get to call another prospective client. I hope things will go my way.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Chat with friends

I was about to log out from the net when Melissa had got things going with a friend. We were able to have voice chat with our former classmate, Rea, from Canada. Melissa by the way was currently at Dubai (she travels a lot). She works as a Flight Stewardess at the Emirates.

Anyway, it was really fun hearing her voice while Rea was typing on the screen. I was joking around just to make things easier between us. The ladies were just asking and answering some questions like having an interview. We were classmates back in high school and it’s really nice to meet online.

Melissa made an early exit while Rea and I just continued chatting. We were just playing around and after my last message; it seems that she was busy with other things. I was sort of sleepy that I slept on sofa. I just got her message after my Mama woke me up. hehe

Prayer appeal for our country

I got this e-mail from the Ateneo de Davao Univeristy Alumni Affairs ePost # 83: 2005

It's something that we should get into.

GOD BLESS THE PHILIPPINES, THE ONLY HOPE FOR THE PHILIPPINES
by Father James Reuter, S.J.

The signs are clear. Our nation is headed towards an irreversible path of economic decline and moral decadence. It is not for lack of effort.

We've seen many men and women of integrity in and out of government, NGOs, church groups & people's organization devote themselves to the task of nation-building, often times against insurmountable odds.

But not even two people revolutions, bloodless as they may be, have made a dent in reversing this trend. At best, we have moved one step forward, but three steps backward.

We need a force far greater than our collective efforts, as a people, can ever hope to muster. It is time to move the battle to the spiritual realm. It's time to claim GOD's promise of healing of the land for His people.

It's time to gather GOD's people on its knees to pray for the economic recovery and moral reformation of our nation.

Is prayer really the answer? Before you dismiss this as just another rambling of a religious fanatic, I'd like you to consider some lessons we can glean from history:

England's ascendancy to world power was preceded by the Reformation, a spiritual revival fuelled by intense prayers.The early American settlers built the foundation that would make it the most powerful nation today - a strong faith in GOD and a disciplined prayer life.

Throughout its history, and especially at its major turning points, waves of revival and prayer movement swept across the land.

In recent times, we see Korea as a nation experiencing revival and in the process producing the largest Christian church in the world today, led by Rev. Paul Yongi Cho. No wonder it has emerged as a strong nation when other economies around it are faltering.

Even from a purely secular viewpoint, it makes a lot of sense. For here there is genuine humbling & seeking of GOD through prayer, moral reformation necessarily follows. And this, in turn, will lead to general prosperity.

YES, we believe prayer can make a difference. It's our only hope.

Today, we launch this e-mail brigade, to inform Filipinos from all over the world to pray, as a people, for the economic recovery and moral reformation of our nation.

We do not ask for much. We only ask for 5 minutes of your time in a day, to forward this e-mail to your close friends and relatives.

This is the kind of unity which can make a big difference. Of course, if you feel strongly, as I do, about the power of prayer, you can be more involved by starting your own prayer group or prayer center.

We have tried people power twice; in both cases, it fell short. Maybe it's time to try prayer power. GOD never fails.

Is there hope? YES! We can rely on GOD's promise, but we have to do our part. If we humble ourselves and pray as a people, GOD will heal our land.

By GOD's grace,we may yet see a better future for our children. GOD bless and GOD save our country (from stupid and corrupt politicians)!

"If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land."
-- (2 Chronicles 7:14).

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again."
-- Stephen Gelled, Quaker clergyman (1773-1855)

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A Prayer When We Are in Distress
(from Bringing the Imitation of Christ in the 21st Century, p.54.)

Lord, you have the whole world in your hands. You know us and love us, and we will trust in you. When it comes to the bottom line, we do believe that every hardship and temptation that we face is intended by you for our benefit. This is true even when we are personally responsible for our problems. To those who love you all things will work together unto good. Help us to love you and seek first your kingdom. Then everything else will fall into place.

Lord, we will welcome every trial we have to face. We will receive them with an open mind and an open heart, and see them as gifts from you. We will patiently await from each difficult situation an unexpected blessing. And then we will let it go! We will turn our faces to you and our open hands knowing from you comes only blessings. Even when we do not, at the moment, experience it, we will trust your promise that your yoke will be sweet and your burden light.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

...music and character

I’ve met someone and I just find him very arrogant.

We talked about music and he seems to transcend himself from mediocrity. What’s with having intelligent music on your music collection? What’s with people who listen to “baduy” music? What’s with him that only he can “identify” what’s good music or not? What’s with having his kind of music that would make him better than the others?

Hmmm

I listen and love Metal and Industrial music so much but I never get into something like pinning someone or somebody that he or she is “baduy” or a mediocre. Music may be an indicator to what kind of person you are but I think, it doesn’t indicate somebody’s entirety.

When you listen to R ‘N B, does it mean you are passionate or somewhat “mellow” to yourself and to others? When you listen to Rock, does it mean you are that violent and has this “Rock ‘N Roll lifestyle”? When you listen to Classical, does it mean you are far more intelligent than the others? When you listen to the likes of April Boy or Yoyoy, does it mean that you are “baduy”?

I don’t think so.

I may listen to Metal and Industrial but I never had tendencies of going violent or have this “Rock ‘N Roll Lifestyle”. I never smoke or drink like alcoholic. I don’t have any piercing or tattoos to show how I rock. I never get into swearing just to have a “status”.

Some are into Classical music but they don’t have common sense. Others are into R ‘N B but they are somewhat rude to people. Some are into April Boy or Yoyoy but they are intelligent and have sense in dealing with anything.

Hmmmmm. You get my point? In short, it not all as someone may think. For me, I’m just myself and I have my music as my background. It doesn’t control me. I choose them.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Busy Sunday

My Sunday was a very busy day. I had a 2 hour sleep (4 am to 6 am) because I was glued to the Live8 concert by the www.One.org on TV. I didn’t notice the time until I realized that I have to recharge myself to come with my mother at the “palengke” by 6 am.

At about 6 am, I forced myself to get up for the day. We had some pork, beef, fish, crabs and anything that could fill the refrigerator. The trip to the market was also fine because I was also able to schedule an appointment to a prospective client for her meat shop’s systems.

I am also surprised to see some pretty girls and ladies. They were with their mothers for the market day. Even though they were dressed simple and some with sweat and oils on their faces, they remain charming and pretty. I just can’t help but stare and be amazed on how they carry themselves. It is beauty at its simplest form.

We also had some lug-lug at Nang Azon’s. Her lug-lug is the best. It’s cheap and tastes better than the others. One should try to take home. It’s even packed on a banana leaf. Ayos!

After that, we went home and prepared lunch. I did some preparations on pork inihaw, crabs on coconut milk, kinilaw, bulalo and sinugbang panga. I just love the knife as it glides on the food. I love doing food preparations but it just kills my appetite

Auntie Cedes and my cousins (Sunshine and Sugar) were also with us for lunch. It was fun. Food tastes better when you share it with your loved ones, especially when you share some stories and laugh with them. It was a long stay that consumed so much of our time until 1:30 pm.

It was again a lazy afternoon until we decided to watch “War of the Worlds” at NCCC Mall. The movie was fine but should’ve watched “Batman Begins”.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

www.ONE.org

Please sign in at www.ONE.org .

It's an effort to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty.

I've seen their ad on MTV (with international actors, musicians) and they just need our votes. Not our money.

We just have to sign in because the US government is thinking over their decisions on how much money is going to be spent on humanitarian assistance. And on July, the G8 summit will be held at UK. Where the world’s wealthiest nations will be there and we want to do more than to respond.

It’s also nice that this campaign is also being supported by Bill and Melinda Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

I think Steve Jobs has to do his share also since his iPod is doing great at these times.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

...printers and PDA

I called Tito Manny this morning about the HP promo at SM. I think it was a great deal having your old or defective printer or fax be exchanged for their new all-in-one series of printers. There was also a trade-in for old or defective cell phones for their HP iPaqs.

Anyway, Tito Manny fetched me home and told me that Brod. Rey is also interested in having a PDA Phone. We fetched him at his house near NCCC Mall and went to SM to have the all-in-one series of printer and Brod. Rey’s PDA Phones.

It only took us a couple of minutes to get into the trade-in and Brod. Rey treated us with Halo-Halo at Chowking.

We had a very good conversation about some new projects for the Knights of Columbus which I think would be good for the City.

Later tonight, I just have to find my sanity. hehe

...dinner and yakult

It was 7 pm when I decided to have my dinner at the back of Victoria Plaza. I was craving for “Pork Inihaw “and it’s the only place where you could find pork and chicken barbeque, grilled squid and all other grilled meat you could think of. It’s also cheap and it’s approximately 2 and half songs away from the office

As usual, I had dinner with myself. The serving was generous and I was able to store 4 servings of rice. Nyahaha. It only cost me P 60.00. Isn’t it cheap?

Anyway, after dinner, I decided to go to Park ‘N Shop to get some drinks. I was looking for a liter of any fruit juice. Since they ran out of stocks, I was glued to yakult. Hehe

Good for you body. hehe


Yakult + some chat + iPod = Fun

Friday, July 01, 2005

...being busy and etc.

Finally, I was able to present my initial analysis on Vincent’s Family’s plastic business. We were able to discuss the process and data flows. We were able to pin down some important things and I’ll be finalizing the process tonight. We’ll be meeting on Monday just to finalize everything and hopefully get started.

I also have to finish my analysis with another group so I could begin with my coding. A busy Saturday I think. Hmmmm. How I wish I could squeeze in some time to watch “War Of The Worlds” with my brothers.

*sigh

I also met Franco at Ateneo. He was with his girlfriend and she seems to be different. Not aloof anymore. She was not “mataray” as I used to see her. Nyahaha.

Later, I’ll be staying here in the office to get things done. I just have to get some reading and do some thinking.

I just had a copy of “Angels and Demons Revealed” on video. This could be interesting as I’ll be listening on Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons audiobook on my iPod soon. Maybe I just have to finish “Da Vinci Code” first before “Angels and Demons”. Hmmm. I don’t know. Whichever or whatever would be, that would be my thing later.

*sigh