Monday, August 31, 2009

Hay, John Lloyd

After these past few days' movie marathons with Jay, I therefore conclude that John Lloyd Cruz just replaced Kjwan dude Marc Abaya as my celebrity mega crush. In fairness to Marc Abaya-- he made so easy for me to let go. That episode of him with Maegan Aguilar was a total turn off, malaman man natin ng katotohanan or hindi. Now John Lloyd may not come out so clean after all, pero omaaygas--i rest my case. :)

Kaya pala I continue to wear swatch


Of course we're watching this. :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Karir, circa 2003 (after graduation)

Baka kasi sabihin nyo, niha-hao siao ko lang kayo. I came across this aged newsletter upload from the Singapore Embassy in Manila just recently. Aba. I have a newspaper cutting of the picture below (yung may banner, at ka-height ko yung ambassadress ng Singapore. hehe). Sa PDI yata namin nakuha, or sa Philippine Star. Hindi ko na alam kung saan yung clipping na yun, pero naaalala ko ha, mejo parang mas game kami dun sa litrato na yun, parang group hug na ewan, na walang trapo na kasama (este, Congresman pala). Thankfully the newsletter archives of the Singapore Embassy was brimming with info-all you can.
The caption read: Ambassador Lim Kheng Hua (fifth from right) with Congressman Nereus Acosta at the SIF-ASEAN Student Fellowship award ceremony held at the Singapore Embassy. This year's fellows are: (L-R) Tina ALejandra Firmalo, Jayeel Cornelio, Nicklaus Erick Sy, Martin Angelo Sunaz, Rica Agnes Castaneda, Kaisy Mae Cortez and Sam Christopher Lim.

Eto yung time na nagpunta si Mr Purisima (then-from), SGV. Hindi ko ito malilimutan, kasi josko, first time ko (naming lahat) sa No Sign Board Seafood sa may Esplanade. Allergic ako sa alimango, pero napakain ako ng chilli at black pepper crab (the Best I've ever tasted, not that I've tasted many. haha). Susyal na susyal ang dinner namin nun, at mega alam naming mahal ang aming kinakain. libre pa. haha. Maaalala ko ito everytime na may mga big shot na magtatanong sakin kung saan masarap kumain. Ito din ang ni-recommend ko kay Dr Josef Yap nung na meet ko sya for the IMF-WB Annual Meetings nung 2006. Ngayon, kung alam kong budget lang ang requirement mo, ang ire recommend ko ay yung mga shabu shabu sa Marina Centre, yung 12 dollars lang eh lamon all you can, with chilli crab. Oh syet, nandun pa ba yun? Wala na yata? Ugh.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ano ba

Nagpadala kami ng isang piraso na papel papuntang Pinas nung isang linggo. Ito yung certificate of employment ko, na kelangan daw to process our loan. Mahaba na ang kwento tungkol sa loan na yan at saka ko na uuriratin at baka lalo ako mainis. Ang gusto kong ireklamo ngayon ay ang nuknukan na corrupt na customs natin, pati narin ang Philippine post office. Nagpadala kami ng isang pirasong papel via EMS na inabot ng kamahalan, with the thinking na mai-dedeliver ito agad, at mata track ko kung nasaan na ito. Pinadala namin ito ng Sabado, at pinaliwanag sa amin ng post office dito na baka abutin ng mga Friday 'the most' bago ito makarating. So fine. Aba, lunes na, wala parin ang papel sa pinadalhan namin. Hindi naman bundok tralala ang lugar na papadalhan, nasa kalagitnaan ito ng EDSA. Nag check tuloy ako via tracking t lo and behold--nasa customs ito. CUSTOMS. Nung isang linggo pa. Ano ang ginagawa nya sa customs? Ang sabi sa tracking ay HELD BY CUSTOMS AT DESTINATION.

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May isang Blythe mommy na nag blog tungkol sa malaking kaululan na ito--her experience I call the 'wig travesty' . Ngayon, tumawag na ako sa tatay ko, at mukhang sya na nga ang mag aareglo. Ang una nyang tanong ay: 'So ano ba ang laman nun?' Sabi ko ay papel. Second question ay : 'So, hindi ba yung pinadalhan nyo na ang dapat kumuha nun?' Pinaliwanag kong mabuti ang EMS sa kanya, pati narin ang mga bagay na ni-EMS ko before. Ewan ko, sana walang involved na suhol ito, kasi talaga namang hell hath no fury like a woman extorted.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Snap Photo Assault

nung nakipag inuman ako sa mister ko. via chat.

paella ni rica. at salmon sashimi.

view mula sa bagong opisina.

minsan gusto kong tumakbo papunta dyan sa kakahuyan. at huwag nang bumalik pa. haha

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Singapore Toy and Comic Convention (pant, pant...ang haba)

Remember last year's toycon with Stella (and AJ who joined in, right then and there)?
This year was Coco's turn.

above: this is a classic 'whodahellareyou??' award

I fear that Coco has a penchant for scruffy looking boxer-wannabes, with 'make shift' X for their navels, most probably in their underpants.

We *heart* you, Mr Monopoly Guy.

attack of the Blythes! The Fairy Sprites (above shelf) scared the hell out of us. hehe. Below are some of the finalists for the Blythe beauty contest held in Tokyo (last year? not sure). hehe.

Coco (finally) meets 'the godmother'. Looking 'maton' and all, Ge texted us his whereabouts when we were on our way to the convention hall: 'Dito ako sa may pink na arko'. Ah, he found the Blythe exhibition. (more of drawn to-- i believe. :) )

This photo op elicited so much laughter in the galleries. The storm trooper is a fan!

A whole area for uglydolls! i may have wet myself. :P

Aha! Bumblebee got the memo. :)



Monday, August 17, 2009

Hello, Love


translated as:
Matagalnakitanggustokasomahalka. OA.





Hindi ko naman birthday, at wala akong desenteng sweldo ngayon.
I can snub you for all I care, and opt for your cheaper twin.
But it's you I want, demmet.
Must be that red dot.

Nako.
Pag hindi ako nakatiis, kami nalang ni chiquita (see? I even gave her a name)
oh bitterness.

im listing this (Leica dlux 4) down as my xmas wishlist number 1.
rationale: wala pa akong digital camera ever. :(
dlux 3? keri din. M8? pwedeng pwede!
pokpok ako eh. :)



drools. sigh.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sagot ko ang isang lata ng M.Y.San Biscuit

Ewan ko kung totoo itong caption na ito or someone so immature played with photoshop, pero wadahek. Galing daw ito ng Manila Bulletin eh, not sure. Sana may makapag-confirm.

If this is a genuine caption, ang masasabi ko lang ay isa itong nakakatawang pagkakamali.
at isang mahabang AHAHAHAHA. :)
thank you.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rest in Peace

Alam ko pong ang buong bayan ay nagluluksa ngayon sa pagsabilang buhay ni Corazon Aquino. Sabihan nyo na akong morbid, pero palagay ko masaya na si Cory. Makakasama na nya ang love of her life na si Ninoy. I believe it's been a long while.

--00--

Nung linggo, napag usapan namin ni tintin ang 'dorm buddy' naming si Jack Boniol. Ladies man itong si Jack, at isang napaka buting kaibigan. Kung kaya nyang gawin para sa'yo, gagawin nya. Lahat yata kami sa Tierra Linda Ladies' Dormitory sa V Concepcion ay may 'Jack moment'. Nabalitaan kasi naming nag asawa na sya, at nagka-anak. I guess we really had a good time with him, so it's hard not to reminisce every now and then. Mahilig itong taong ito sa inuman, sa mga sasakyan, mga business ventures at malalalim na conversations. Sa simula, he'll strike you as a devil-may-care party person or kung hindi naman, malakas lang mag-trip. Kaso he'll surprise you every now and then, with his random acts of kindness and sincerity. Naalala ko nun, kaibigan nya yung mga batang kalye sa tapat ng dorm namin. Pasko nun, at nagdala sya ng mga bagong damit para sa kanila. Kung yung mga bata, tumatakbo paalis pag ay nakikitang DSWD na sasakyan (kasi they'll take them away, tapos maglalayas din sila everytime na nangyayari yun), pag andyan na si Jack, tatakbo sila palapit. Hindi naman sila nanghihingi ng pera (well, minsan), nakikipag kwentuhan lang.

Ay, alam nyo bang member sya ng MENSA? Nung mga panahon ko, nagmamaneho sya ng baby blue na box type na toyota, na hindi tinted. Kung nasaan ka man, at pwede sya--pupuntahan ka nya, kung kailangan mo sya.

Ang aming mabuting kaibigang si Jack...ayon sa google search ni Gwendolyn nung lunes (dating roommate), ay yumao na pala. Noong December pa, last year. Actually, writing that he passed away is putting it mildly.

Body of kidnapped trader dumped in Candaba

Monday, December 15, 2008. Sun Star Pampanga

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The body of a Rizal-based businessman who was earlier kidnapped by still unidentified men was found in a grassy area in Barangay Mangumbali, Candaba last Sunday morning.

Reports reaching Central Luzon police director Leon Nilo dela Cruz identified the victim as Domingo Caezar Boniol, 31, of Angono, Rizal.

His Toyota Hilux pick-up truck was found also on Sunday by members of the regional Highway Patrol Group headed by Senior Superintendent Fernando Villanueva in Guagua town.

Investigation showed that Boniol whose family reportedly has animal feeds and veterinary products business was last seen when he left his office around 9 a.m. last December 10.

Around 11 p.m. on the same day, the victim's wife received a call from kidnappers who allegedly demanded P2 million for his release.

It was not immediately known what transpired afterwards.

The victim was strangled with "guile wire knotted in metal tube," according to a police report.

Boniol was blindfolded and his feet and wrists were wrapped with wires and gray-colored packaging tape.

The victim's body was brought to a funeral parlor in Arayat town for autopsy. (JAM)


Wala nang nasulat na development nung kaso sa mga dyaryo. Nahuli ba yung mga masasamang loob na pumaslang sa kanya? Na-identify man lang ba sila, at hinahanap na ng pulis ngayon? Sana lang, mabigyan ng katarungan itong pangyayari na ito. Mabait na tao itong pinatay nila. Bakit ganon?

Hindi ko alam--the very knowledge that he's gone is very unsettling. Para bang nung nandyan pa sya, and you didn't really think about it that much--things were the same. It felt safe. For some reason, it did. And now that he's gone--these places you used to be in--they no longer 'feel' safe at all.

Rest in peace, Domingo Caezar 'Jack' Boniol. Sa kanyang anak, at asawa na mahahanap ang entry na ito pag ni google nila ang buong pangalan ni Jakong, my sincerest condolences.

Jack--'ayos ba tayo dyan?' :(

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