Wednesday, September 24, 2008

commercial muna.


Unang (naayos na) DIY!: read the fine print. heh. wala lang, natuwa kasi ako. as the kulto calls it, 'lebor op lab' yan.


GP Fever na ba ito?? With Pique and Alonso of team Renault. Maliliit lang pala sila? :) funny thing is, we're leaving the country that very day the race starts. (Im the 'and' in 'Bake and Shake', baby!) NOTE: Jay corrected me, like, right away when he saw this post. sabi nya, 'Shake and Bake' po. ahaha.... im leaving this as it is. poser na poser ang lola mo.
My inaanak (na naman!), Huber Secher, aka Uber. Pinsan nya si Schaeffer. Loka, Im serious. He's a bit upset, cos I only get to see him once a year, the last time being his baptism.
ang labandera nyo, naka pula!!

wala lang...one of my favourite iPhone apps. Tintin lives her life according to 'dee eight bawl!'


haha!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ish it jas me?

Ewan ko ha, pero feeling ko lahat ng Filipino ngayon gustong maging chef.
I mean, I have nothing against them, but really--for some time I thought people think that the solution to world hunger is by becoming CCA-certified. Or kung kanino man--Henny Sison? Jopa Sison..Marco Sison...
Naisip ko tuloy, since madami nang ganyan, hindi ba dapat nag iimprove na ang panlasang Filipino? Hindi na panay matamis, mataba, mamantika, o may ketchup?
Sabi nung katulong na Pinay nung kaopisina ko, matapos syang mahuling numinenok ng asukal para ilagay sa ulam, 'Ma'm, that is Filipino taste'.

Parang ano rin yan--magpipiktyur,
Ngayon, lahat ng tao piktyurera na.
Im not even referring to the point and shoot type,
but the slrs and what have you.
I mean, I can debate for and against capitalism,
pero ang akin lang naman eh--ewan ko...
nagtataas parin ang service fees for these type of so-called 'hobbies'.
Kumbaga, nagmamahal parin ang pa-kodak, ang pagawa ng pagkain (mula sa chefs)..
samantalang ang dami dami nang taong may camera. at may CCA-Henny Penny degrees.
Asan ang Economies of scale, diba?
At nasan na ang masarap na pagkain, at art for art's sake (and not merely for investment)?
may gudness.
mainit lang siguro.

Nako, dont get me started with our oversupply of nurses and the irony of the Philippine healthcare system. Pang-conference paper na yan.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

anu ba yun

I am so disappointed.
ayaw ng UST magpakuha ng litrato pag weekdays.
Kahit Saturday, di pwede.
Kasi daw? may nagkaklase.
as if papasok kami sa loob ng classroom at magko-kodakan.
as if hindi gumagala ang mga taga AB sa buong UST araw araw,
may dalang camera at videocams, para sa mga project nila.
hindi ba sila nakaka perwisyo rin?
as if manggugulo kami.
ang dami ko nang naisip na solusyon to 'get around' that vauge policy
na parang ni-invoke lang kasi bagong gising si manong secretary, at hindi sya naka-ano kagabi dahil inis sa kanya si misis (boring daw kasi sya):
1. ano kaya kung mag shoot kami na naka uniform?
2. ano kaya kung mabilis kami mag shoot sa kada lugar, tutal ang dami daming gumagawa ng ganyan araw araw dun, hindi naman sinisita?
3. ano kaya kung hindi nalang kami mag paalam?
4. ano kaya kung ako mismo ang sumugod sa opits, at kaladkarin ko with me ang lahat nang kakilala ko na may koneksyon, at ipukol sila sa ulo ni manong?
5. ano kaya kung wag na lang??

hanggang ngayon ba naman na grumadweyt ako, hindi parin ako pagbigyan?
this is so UST-- may identity crisis. mahilig sa koneksyon at sarado ang isip.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

'In the news..': nothing surprises me anymore


In Malaysia-- An UMNO division chief claims he was 'misquoted' when he said their Chinese locals are 'squatters'. To those who have no idea what this context is (a sad reality amongst Filipinos all gung-ho about the impending US elections, but has no idea whatsoever of regional politics, albeit the geographical trappings of southeast asia), Malaysia is not only composed of Malays, it is a multiracial country (there are Indian-Malaysians, Chinese-Malaysians, the other way around, whatever you want to call it), but with Malays as a majority. Having said this, 'Malay' is a race. You can be Malaysian, but not Malay-- similar with Singapore-Malays (they're not called Malaysians, my goodness. anu kaya yun, Singapore-Malaysian? unless binational sila, diba?) So, anyway--ayaw mag sorry ni Datuk Ahmad Ismail. He is, however, demanding an apology. Ang taray ng lolo mo. Ewan ko--hindi naman sya siguro naghahanap ng away, ano?

--00--

oh look who's in 'hot water'? (pun intended) : while our politicians are of showbiz garden variety, the land of smiles and tomyam took it to another level. 

--00--

ah. now, after the 'wedding' bit...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kulto-rera

May isang kulto dito sa pilipinas.
Kulto ng mga babaeng nag aayos ng kanilang ‘second debut’ as misis ni kuwan.
Wala namang sanduguan na nangyayari gabigabi,
At walang layunin na para sa ikadadanak ng dugo,
Dahil ang kulto na ito ay high-tech. Online ang mga tita.
Dahil sa gusto ko ding makahanap ng mga taong parehong perwisyo—este karanasan ang pinagdadaanan ngayon,
Sumali ako.
At dahil bago lang ako,
Hindi ko na-‘digest mode’ yung kada post delivery.
Kaya kinabukasan, nagmistulang nagtatae ang inbox ko.
500 unopened messages. And counting.
Tae nga.
Ngayon, medyo nakaka-isang linggo nako sa samahan.
At naka-digest mode na ako.
Hindi na 500 messages kada araw.
50, or so—nalang.
Madami naman akong napupulot sa samahan na ito.
Mga suppliers na okay, feedback sa kung kanino,
Sa totoo lang, puwedeng pabagsakin ng samahang ito ang isang supplier
Nakakatawa ngang isipin, parang ang ‘nanay kong hoodlum—pero tsismosa’ ang dating.
Syempre, hindi din naman maiiwasan ang mga electric fan,
And mga hoover, at mga stove (masyadong mainit).
Si sister na kakantahin daw ang buong panata nya,
Si sis na pati panghinuli ni future mister eh babanggitin, dahil Lexus ang brand nito,
Si sis na saksakan nang yaman, parang pwede pa nyang i-sponsor ang kasal mo, times 300...
Ganon ba.
Wala lang.
Saya, diba?

--00--

Sa mga hindi pa nakakaalam,
At sa mga hindi pa nakakapick-up,
I just got engaged.
After 8 years.
Hindi po ako buntis (pwede ba, tigilan nating i-pressure at i-stigmatise yung mga taong porke’t buntis eh kelangang ikasal).
At tama po—yung boyfriend kong naging manfriend na (sa tagal)...sya nga.

ayaw nyo maniwala? eto ang pruweba...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Eto pa...

AJ gets to meet Bojo ze rowbot.
'is this seat taken?' 'syet, baka dugo dugo gang yan, lemme hold my bayong!'
kermit loves animosity. patawa, diba?
Ms Green joins in the fun (kermit's, of course)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Breekos, Bratwursts, Blythes and Bonnets (posted after 3 million years)

Breeko's Holland Village
Saturday night


Okay na sana, pero naknampucha may amos akong tumataginting.


ah yeah. parang ano. alam mo na, german eh. :)



my sister had a platter for herself. susme!



Tin has got this weird attachment to wallE.


--o---

oh...that morning nga pala...



Stella wanted to go Orchard.


she's been sauntering down the hall all morning. sabi ko 'tuloy, baket di ka gumaya kay AJ?'


'Well, AJ models quaker oats' she muttered.
--0--
my girls excused my seasonal poverty and settled for bonnets.
saka na ang kimono. Sa pasko nalang.
...Or... kung makuha natin si 'Margaret meets ladybug'..o kahit si 'Odekake Kimono Musume'.
dear sponsors...

Stella ala-ben tambling, baguio version. wahaha.

kyut ni AJ dito.

paraphernalia galore. macro mode

Monday, September 1, 2008

BS

If I had the money, skill, time and energy, I would be studying and writing papers on these:

1. ICT and the High Technology Policy in East and Southeast Asian countries.
2. Toponymics (ala-Brenda Yeoh) in selected municipalities in the Philippines: the Politics of place-making and remembering (ang gusto ko sana eh kahit sa Southern Tagalog lang, preferably Laguna. Okay fine, sa amin sa Santa Rosa)
3. Sustainable Tourism on Developing Countries in Southeast Asia
4. Pre colonial political thought in Luzon (gusto ko sana talaga, Mindanao. Feeling ko mas malaki ang potential nung indegenous pre colonial political thought dun. Kaso naman, ni hindi pa nga ako nakakatungtong ng Mindanao eh. Gudlak, diba)

And I will be setting up something that has something to do with:
1. doing research on the assesment of the National Disaster Management framework of the Philippines.
2. Improving disaster-prone localities, specifically to make sure their children are safe in evacuation centres (for those who may not know, most evacuation centres are sites for child abuse and molestation in the country).
3. Making sure that the infrastracture rebuilding funds of the municipalities or cities devastated by the disaster is used the best way possible. Kasi not doing it properly usually cause further human displacement. Mas madaming taong magpupunta na naman sa lungsod, at magse set up ng squatter shanties.

Wala lang naman, naisip ko lang.

When you kinda saw it coming...

Masakit na.
tula ng kumare kong si kang

Pinilit nyang imulat ang kanyang mga mata.
Magang maga, namumugto,
Sabi nya’y ‘masakit na’.
Inayos ang tayo, baliwala ang hapdi
Kabog kabog ang dibdib, sa bawat sandali

Tagaktak ang pawis,
Wala na syang mailabas
Walang boses, walang hangin
Ni luhang madulas
Di mawaring malaman kung saan pupunta
Kung uurong, susulong, tatabi o babangga.

Tangan tangan ang maleta
At black eye sa mata (saan pa ba?)
Umusad sya sa kalye na parang bale wala
San ka ba patungo?
Hindi nya malaman kung saan.

Sa lugar na walang sakit.
at di ka sasaktan.

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