Tuesday, March 22, 2005

all about the benjamins...

idiot...selfish...braggart...remembering these words from a film i watched once (i dont remember where hehehe) and seeing the pug between esse' Erik Morales et hombre Manny Pacquiao one would not deny why...why the hell was the fight that pathetic and unentertaining...period...typical Don King-konged row that was more about the benjamins than the true worth of a marquise duel of respectable pugilist...okay Pacman was undersized and does not belong in the class that Morales does (manny is originally a light featherweight whereas erik is a natural super feather) but it doesnt mean he has all the right in the world to "under" prepare...some said that the difference in weight class wasnt a factor...yeah right...its all the difference...its like dashing your Ford F150 to an Isuzu Elf truck without a bumper...I asked my uncle (who luckily was once an aspiring boxer) about the factors that were important for a boxfight...his answer was simple...learn the basics...conserve energy (through training and exercise)...and watch your weight (diet and most important classifying yourself in your class)...in fairness to manny and to his fans (as myself) i think the fault was more on his "posse"...they were too blinded by the monetary returns that they failed to see the obvious...erik was too damn prepared and kept a low profile about it...he never sought attention although he was more boastful than manny was...he knew how to hold the media by its neck...and sarcastically he was an underdog as the opinionated have stated...that made the difference...siyempre iniisip nung mga "kurimaw" ni paquiao na kahit matalo siya eh panalo pa rin sa salapi...they were never told about the so called "poison" of media exposure...if you dont entertain you never will again...given another chance...and if maybe manny fails one more time (sana naman wag)... viewers and boxing afficianados alike will start to question his psyche and approach to the sport...he will look more like a one-hit wonder than a shoo-in survivor...sana naman hindi mangyari yun...going to my principles of marketing roots and applying the basics of sales management...the query about what one should prefer for their business (and for life na rin)...customer retention or customer satisfaction...many would choose satisfying their customers (panigurado yun ang sagot nyo)...but after that what...they would be all lost to another that offers a better one(product or service)...if you retend its the best of both worlds...it means you satisfy your consumers at the same time they go back for you...mo' money di ba...

Monday, March 21, 2005

Rak On!...Boy Pana...ang pinakaMALUFET and pinakaWAFUNG sniper sa aeRo international Ragna Private...adek amfotah...taena miss ko na guildmates ko...tagal ko na kasing AFK kaya wala na sa game... Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 20, 2005

do you believe in me...

the lenten seasons coming up...holy shit! (no pun intended)...im sick and tired of people treating the lent as just another long vacation...screw you folks...i cant blame them for doing their so called "plans" and sure as hell i dont care what they do....but please have a little respect for Christ sake and at least keep it a little "conservative"...di kayo makapaniwala na galing sa kin to no...but even if I am partial Buddhist(i think) and a majority Catholic(parang naka pie graph yung religious preference ko) I still respect the sanctity of the "holy" week and the ideals that it stands for...kahit pa questioning ako concerning the truths about religion it doesnt matter...wala kang direksyon if you do not have faith...you have no persona if you do not have the power of choice...kasi excuse ng ibang tao..."tang ina isang taon kang puro trabaho kaya eto lang pagkakataon"...tsk tsk...i pity these folks who cant find the time in their own schedules to do these things they do on the lent vacation...they make it an excuse...kung tutuusin ang dali dali gumawa ng free time at di mo na kailangang mag isip at lumakad ng malayo...i learned that nung college days...how to squeeze everything into an airtight sched...i dont wanna make excuses but if i did at least i had the great fucking reason to do so...and i dont care if people believe me or not...hell bat ko kailangang ipaliwanang yung sarili ko sa yo...(sorry for the angry vibe hehehe)...i hope people would at least find a little time to do something for their faith during the "week" (ako i helped a local kid on the beach to look for shells for his necklace)...at least i did something...

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

subic...my second home...my future hub...i think...i really love this place...tipo bang mini hawaii ala 50 first dates...the food is great (manay titangs killer sisig just outside the gates)...the beach (pick one like you pick your nose - loob man o labas ng SBMA)...the attractions (ocean adventure - sabi ko sa inyo 50 First Dates eh...and a lot more have just sprung up)...the ambience (para kang nasa ISTEYTS...siguro...di pa naman ako nakakaabot dun eh)...the people (gaganda ng chikadillas sa GAPO...ingat lang sa gabi ha pipol)...the shopping (the mecca of duty-free goods and bastion of second-hand car buys...alalahanin ang mga auto ha guyz dating kaliwa yan)...the experience (lahat na nang pwede nandito na...you wont find it anywhere else trust me)...P.S. if anyone wants a trip here give me a haller...ill be glad to show you around...wag nga pala kayong magtaka kung bakit pareho yung suot ko dito ska dun sa pic na may shark mascot - parehong trip yun...nasira kasi memory stick ko...taena...
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Monday, March 14, 2005

friday group...that's entertainment batch 96'...miss ko na yung mga araw na yan...especially those days when i was still a size 26'...bahala na kayong hanapin ako diyan  Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 13, 2005

wild things...

i never really thought about this before but i think i understand now what you were "telling" me...im stupid...selfish...out of control...in love...that sort of stuff...when people start caring about other people...the most essential thing is to lose care of one's self...period...sometimes we get so disillusioned about the rigors and perks of ritual mating that we veer away from the quintessence of that "sacrament"...i had this theory...whenever a person falls or goes into the "love" state he/she becomes his/her basic primal form...and that "form" is the perfect manifestation of what is really natural...animal instinct...nyarrrr...hehehe...as in the world of our "cousins" in the "kingdom" mating is a rite of understanding and settling "accounts"...if you are the fastest, the smartest, the strongest and the most flamboyant you get to deposit your "account"...its a bit different to us people as the most tactical and the best strategist usually gets to do that "depositing" thing...someone asked me once if SEX changes everything in a relationship whether it be between lovers or friends...it does...kahit pa gaano kadulas errr kadalas hehehe...between lovers it solidifies the bond that links their fragile chain of which has been weakened by a thing called "familiriaty"...and between friends (if it happens consensually) it creates an opportuned moment of certainty that makes friendship seem a step towards the next stage of life and build respect between them peers (sounds unreal but its the truth - i learned it from experience)...teka bakit tayo napunta sa sex...tag init kasi eh...i almost had an epiphany the other day...false alarm lang pala but it doesnt matter...eto lang masasabi ko...zel naintindihan ko na yung point mo kung bakit di tayo magkakaintindihan...i dont care if we are or were meant to be pero mahal pa rin kita, although i cant compromise on that anymore, and thats all that matters...past has passed...to you glaze i know it is exceedingly arduous for you to emancipate your emotions but at least try once just for the sake of it...it may be hard to learn from mistakes but its doubly callous not to have experienced it in your lifetime...i am willing to share that circumstance with you...as i am throwing caution to the wind just to be that one...

Saturday, March 12, 2005


"define IRONY...bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died on a plane crash" -garland green (steve buscemi) from the movie CONAIR....the cast of BORA......T...kapizh... Posted by Hello

the heat is on...biatches gone...

kakagising ko lang...abnormal ano - baliktad kasi oras ko eh...kakapagod kasi lumayas lalo na kung ikaw na pati driver...sakit sa ulo...amf...ang init sobra...namimiss ko tuloy baguio lalo na ngayon na tag araw na naman...hmm...malamang bawi na naman to sa annual outing ng barkadahan namin...a tradition i think we will never...ever...break...period...im running out of resort and hideaway locations...naipimigay ko na lahat halos ng alam ko...christ! even those places that i never expected to be so much commercialized are now full-blown public property...literally...my bad...kasalanan ko kasi gusto ko i-share sa tao yung mga lugar na yun (im not crediting myself ok guys - nakadagdag lang ako)...di bale may iba pa naman akong alam na tago pa rin pero patok...san juan batangas here we come...definitely buhay na naman yung "jinx" ng barkada namin hahaha...speaking of "kama-lasan" here's the 411...at first i didnt really believed there was one...but then we considered the circumstances that were similar to all our annual "IS-WIMENG"...both summer and sembreak...and came up with a grim factoid...that most of the "special" friends na sinama namin sa outing mysteriously breaks up with the ones' who wanted their company...nagsimula nung 2001 kina patrick and grace (nadamay na rin si mike saka si keng)...tapos nung 2002 with me and ______ (di na matuwa pa siya pag binanggit ko pangalan nya hehehe)...2003 naman walang may dala kaso may nabuo...but it didnt last long....the shocker was last year 2004 with hayme payatot and iris (tipo bang mag aasawa na yung dalawa tapos biglang nawala na parang usok) saka yung kay lou and "ugat panangga" na dinidigaan nya...buti na lang nung november '04 dehins sinama ni kris si alma...malamang...ayoko nang magsalita...di ka talaga maniniwala pero its the truth...tado kasing mga SARSTRUCKs na to lakas makasira ng lovelife hahaha...kaya ako diskarte ko "solo" act para walang ma-EPAL hehehe...nadala na kasi ako sa mga barkada ko nung college (tipo bang SEX, LIES and HIDDEN AGENDAS)...siguro naman alam nung mga marketing ang sinasabi ko...saksi dun yung sandamakmak na outing namin pati na rin yung mga bahay namin nina yoyie saka mama cely...good thing i was a good boy back then hahaha...at least nobody tried to blindside me or stab me behind my back...i think...naku...kung tarantado lang ako nun malamang...buti na lang nandun si nato at least para akong may utol na nakamasid...miss ko na tuloy si gago...for those who wanted to know Renato "tonatz" Gorospe is now a member of Jemaah Islamiyah hahaha...he wanders around the agusan-surigao-saranggani area terrorizing people by selling them NESTLE products...mas nakakatakot pa sa mga MILF high-powered arms ang bitbit nya...mahal na produkto...sino ba naman hindi matatakot sa presyo ng bilihin ngayon di ba...yun lang...jermitano out...

Friday, March 11, 2005

negnoy and japnoy...original pinoy recipe on the left with a japanese-fused sidedish on the right...walang ganyan sa ISTEYTS... Posted by Hello

the SHOW OFF must go on...

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Go easy on my conscience
'Cause it's not my fault
I know I've been taught
To take the blame

Rest assured my angels
Will catch my tears
Walk me out of here
I'm in pain

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Once you've found that lover
You're homeward bound
Love is all around
Love is all around

I know some have fallen
On stony ground
But Love is all around

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doin' all I can
To be a better man


-yup youre right its a song...its about me...exactly...

staring into the abyss...it is as bleak as the moon and as regent as the sun...it holds no truth nor chance yet it captivates ones' soul...is faith much stronger?  Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 10, 2005


tagaytay 05'...damn it bad news guys...yung dating "tambayan" spot sa highway barb-wire fenced na and People's Park has now been made into a large Nordic Mountain Walker machine...crap...di bale the view still is magnificent...at oo MAHANGIN sa LABAS... Posted by Hello

konek...konek...compare

tambay na naman as usual...life doesnt get any better than this...i just finished my game analysis to starsports asia on the game this early morning (it was night in Turin, Italy) between Real Madrid and Juventus...naadik ako sa soccer na naman because of my foster dad (who is an Italian doctor-otorynologist - a mad soccer fan of Juventus and Internazionale Milan) and playing FIFA 05 on my PS2...it was really an exciting match since both teams were my favorites and that it was a clash between two of the supreme clubs in the world (leviathan both in terms of budget, management and collection of football superstars)...it didnt matter who won...for me anyways...but the difference in both teams was so strikingly familiar i couldnt help myself doing semantics to it from reality...think about this...Real is a juggernaut in terms of finances (a billion dollar club sponsored by large corporate sponsors - Adidas, Pepsi, Siemens, ADB-Amro, DeutscheTel, Teka) and having the best collection of players in each position (the team is also known as "Los Galacticos(The Galaxy)" obviously because they have the likes of Ronaldo, Zidane, Michael Owen, Ikor Casillas, Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and of course David Beckham who are all "superstars")...Juventus on the other hand is a pure Italian pride club with a respectable financial backing (Nike, Sony, Ford-Fiat, Tamoil and Iveco) and a roster of top-tier players as well (Alessandro del Pierro, David Trezeguet, Emerson, Ibrahimovic, Simic, Zalayeta and "halimaw" goalkeeper Gianfranco Buffon)...para bang yung network wars ngayon between the two largest "multimedia" outfits on television...i dont want to pick a fight with anyone and sure hell wouldnt mind if someone wants some...pero wala i just want to compare notes and do the same analysis...trip lang...ABS-CBN Channel 2 is the country's biggest media corporation and has the longest experience in broadcasting (if you find me wrong then do the research yourself)...it is a financial titan (under the Lopez Group) and is also a conglomerate of production outfits (from cinema to recording)...it has the widest reach and caters to almost all Filipinos on the planet (Filipino Channel, Pinoycentral and abs-cbn.com)...and coincidentally it is also known as the Star Network, having under its wings the likes of Dolphy, Sharon, Nora, Maricel, "Da King" Poe, Juday, Robin etc... (so semantics, it is Real Madrid comparatively)...on the other hand GMA Channel 7 is the fastest growing network on the country (honestly their claim of 56 years is just a big marketing scheme due to the fact that during the Marcos times they were owned by the government and served as a "crony" propaganda machine)...they also have a respectable financial status (recognized by Asia Week and Far Eastern Economic Review as one of the media "darlings" of Asia) and a myriad of newly-spurned media interests (recording, the internet and recently the "revival" of GMAFilms)...they also have a great field of show-business personalities that are original (sorry i cant think of anyone GMA homegrown...hmm...Mike Enriquez??) and a lot who were once from the "opponent" network (Richard Gomez, Joey Marquez, Regine Velasquez, Michael V.,Ogie Alcasid at siyempre ang Eat Bulaga)...so that makes them Juventus...(sige pahinga muna kayo ng pagbabasa haba eh hehehe)...from the present look of things i honestly believe the latters claim of being number one on the television ratings could be true (clincher = di naman ganun ka-accurate yung ACNielsen TVScan kasi konti lang yung test TV sets (est. 2000 sets) nila kaya inconclusive - plus the fact that "kapamilya" ako kaya may doubts ako hehehe)...but i enjoy watching "Siyete" as of now kasi di pilit yung programming nila and a lot of plotting for their shows are refreshing (somewhat or has a better twist) kahit hindi pa siguro original (aminin na natin kasi TV addict ako and i do a lot of cable-viewing kaya alam ko kung ano yung nakokopya ang idea from foreign shows)...they improve within their ranks and are not panicking (kahit pa mukhang walang "ethics" yung approach nila sa propaganda scheming nila)...di tulad ng "Dos" ngayon who are overpanicked and are scrambling to crack the rating sheets again...nabawasan tuloy sila ng creative drive kasi nag kanya kanya na naman - "superstar ego" ang tawag kaya nawala na rin ang teamwork...they are wasting their advantage (having the best stars and the biggest budget)...i hope they do a complete a 360 as soon as possible...oo nga pala since this is an ironic blog with a twist of semantics...kayo na maghanap ng winner dun sa laban ng Real Madrid saka Juventus sa elimination stages nila (and see who won over whom)...hokei?

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

shark's tale...stupid lenny cant take a hint...im a man for christ's sake...stop gropping my ass... Posted by Hello

the tale up north...

oh my god...its summer already...time flies too damn fast...unlike the past years...we take each day at a time...a week today is comparable to a day on a week of '90 or '91...i missed those days...crud...as usual im already making plans on how to tackle the whole 2 months of tropical heat...good thing im home-based and freelance coz if i were a nine-to-fiver i'd be kissing this opportunity goodbye...and the best thing...im a travel-addict...anywhere anytime is my cursed free-spirit motto...got that attitude from my college days..."putang kolehiyo yan puro biyahe at lakwatsa tinuro sa kin hehehe"...we were hardly in manila during those days...if we were not here in my house my whole barkada would be anywhere else...name a place and im sure we had, have and has been there...it is as if that NLEX was just a corridor...we passed it a lot of times i developed a talent to sleep and wake up exactly at the exit we want to take...i still can do it and if you want to test me just tag me along if you plan to drive there...i remembered this one time that we went to baguio after class...my mother called my friend around 10 in the evening asking her where could i be...she didnt know that my friend was with me up in north and was aghast on the fact that we were there...and to think that we had a class the next day in the morning...hahaha cely drove "tammy" like hell after our escapade in "pine city"...oh yeah i remembered that i was a "beater" too during that time ("beater" a corrupted slang for a lovesick fool wishing to have a crack at a failed attempted romance)...i started hot-headed and grumpy that day but later that experience made me a lot better...its something i discovered when we were used to be out of the city...that you recharge everything and feel relaxed when you're out there in the countryside...you lose sight of worries and begin to have the drive to think your problems over and easily formulate effective ways of solving them...no matter what problem you have...ah those were the days...

Saturday, March 05, 2005

me and yayo...alagang tito yan simula 3 months pa lang...i am looking forward to a future having someone like him... Posted by Hello

a crack on the whip...

crap its been a whole day of doing manual work again...i missed playing ball and i stunked playing billiards coz i was not in the mood...i just finished washing my suv (hahaha feeling) earlier when it started to rain...damn it...but i was quite happy...eventhough a lot of things were against me today...i solved the riddle of the electrical malfunction in my car's stepboard lighting and just learned that sm san lazaro will be fully operational in july...yahoo...its just a stone's throw away from my place...but what really made me a bit squiggish (squeel and sluggish combined) and chest-quaked (a hard beating of my upper torso) was the fact that i saw someone i still admire...and still do...i never really remembered what made us go opposite ways...maybe i was slow and calculating of my actions...or maybe she was not prepared for the likes of me...or maybe just maybe we were never meant to be...kahit pa isang linggong "kaplingan" lang...the sad thing was she was the only one that really had the greatest impact on me...i became almost permanently sober because of her...i stopped smoking - for a while anyway (gagong Mr. Smith ng John Hancock kasi pinatabako pa ko)...and had to take a mulligan again on cracking traditional date practices...and the funny thing was i never even had to do one of those...tanga...i just had to show myself...be serious about my intentions...and face her leege'...i got brain-tied and panicked on the evitable...of taking the leap...from becoming a kindred stallion...to being a briddled thoroughbred...that would definitely suck...but i cant do anything anymore about it...kumbaga sa basketbol eh "the ball is in your court"...the decisions now are up to her...whether or not she'll accept my invites for a second chance at a romantic interlude...whatever that means hahaha...eto lang masasabi ko...if you deny yourself the pleasures of life - be it things that make you happy or sad...you will never know what life really holds for you...you can live your life the way others see it fit...but at the end of the day...whose life did you live with anyway...

so its you...i've been waiting for so long...so its you...there were you all along...  Posted by Hello

noypi...non-obvious yet pinoy ingenuity

i was in banawe this morning and had my car patched up...tadong william to nasangga auto ko...everytime i go there i always felt amazed and surprised...at how good and ingenius filipinos are...tang ina ang gagaling...i remembered something my japanese brother-in-law once said to me while he was vacationing here "firipinos tensai wa...can fix up anything like it was lego...copy it like xerox...and create like clay-do"...he is a senior plant manager for mazda and he was "elibs" in the way "us" pinoys cope up with everything just to get through anything...the guy who was fixing my car was just a plain dude making a quick buck...but he was really amazing...improvising everything - matching the paint...removing the paint transferred from the "bumper car" (as opposed to the "bumpee car" who was me)...delicately spraying over the scratch after coating it...and cooking it under the improv halogen lamps just to match the overalls of the body (somewhat simulating the effects of the elements in time lapse)...i lit a smoke while he was doing all those and it only took me 5 sticks after he fnished it...hayop ang bilis na pulido pa...it had me wondering while driving after the fix...siguro kung may pakontes ng pinakamalulu "fight" na tao sa mundo...sigurado akong tayo mananalo partida na wala pang tanghalian...its just a waste our country never recognize our strengths...filipinos, not in general, dwell on dealing more with being modest and observant...we always fail to see that we all have the same trait...we create because we neccessate...being a poor country magnifies that...if it were up to me i wouldnt do what the americans do...they buy patents and ideas but never really had the real creative minds...sige nga think of a "real" american that has invented something really useful for the whole planet's sake...aber...yung pure blood ha...wala no...americanized siguro madami...anyways it doesnt matter who creates what or where that what was thought off...magaling talaga pinoy and thats it...

Thursday, March 03, 2005

taboo....and the burger on the side

i was watching NGC last night...well this morning, since it was 4...i was intrigued by the program...taboo...simply defined in layman's term as a norm that is considerable and endemic to just a locality that practices and embraces it...the episode was on manhood..that transition from slightly high-pitched shrieks to deep-voiced grunts...kinda reminds me of tim allen on home improvement...my mind works in mysterious ways - the show was about this but i was thinking of something else...it got to me eventually and the crazy thing was...they were connected...i was beginning to realize that deep down i was rejecting my inevitability...that i am over my so called "puberty prime" and is really floating between being a "mucho" and becoming a "barako"....the weird thing was the things that people do to prove their manhood...be it early marriage...jumping off a cliff tied to an equate and unsure vine...or placing my hands on a glove full of bullet ants...shared a distinct and principled comparison to the deeds that i have done...and yet that journey eludes me...the recognition from myself that i am passed that time of "eternal" and redundant youth...if there was such a thing...i slept after much pondering...it was really chaotic...i had no answer to that query...i cant believe it...stupid me...but then after a refreshing slumber it came to me..."ah tang ina ganun lang pala eh"...what i needed to lang pala was to relax...i remembered what my granny told me suddenly..."kahit pa malaki ang pinagkaiba nuon at ngayon...iisa lang ang dapat mong gawin at isipin para malaman ko kung kasukat mo na mundo...wag kang mabuhay sa nakaraan at sa kinabukasan...ngayon ka mag isip sa oras na to at dadating din yun"...my granma was right...to be someone "adult"...just go with the flow and be true to what you're thinking no matter what...if you live your life with your past and plan it too much for your future no sense comes...what matters is in between...tanungin ko kayo...do you love burgers with just the buns?

ang simula...

sa bawat pagkakataon...sa bawat oras na nilalaan ng tao sa mundo...sa bawat galaw ng katawan at pilantik ng dila....nauuna palagi ang natural na ugali ng isang nilalang na mag isip ng higit sa kanyang kakayahan...oo nga sabihin na natin na kaya ka gumawa ng isang bagay ay para sabihing nagawa mo na yun...pero ang totoo sa sobrang kasabikan mo ay nakakalimutan mo na ang dahilan kung bakit mo nagawa ang bagay na iyon...ebolusyon...simula...na kahit gaano kasimple o kahirap ang isang pagkakataon...nagagawa mo pa rin...magsimula...sa isang bagay na kahit walang dahilan o meron pero di mo pa alam...tulad ngayon...nagsimula lang tong blogging na to sa isang "trip"...pero matagal ko nang gustong magkaroon ng ganito...kasi...dito ko malalagay yung sa tingin ko eh gusto kong ilagay...isa na namang "outlet"....bahala sa mga susunod....basta eto nasimulan ko na...