Monday, April 26, 2004

When the Market Stinks

Normally I would be the first to applaud and champion true love when it’s being criticized or demeaned by others, but the current flame of Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez is something. Korina may well do what Sharon Cuneta has done for her Senator hubby----put the man in their position----or in the case of Mar---his would-be position in the Senate. And if the surveys are to be believed, it’s going to be on the top spot. Jeeez! Romance in election time with a high-profile girlfriend or boyfriend that is seen on television almost everyday of the week is nothing short of putting one’s intentions on the questionable end. But sometimes it could be more than obvious. It almost stinks.

----About secrets----
1. Do you have a crush? Yup
2. Is he/she in your friends list? No
3. How long has he/she been your crush? A few years
4. What is first letter of his/her name? He’s a K
5. Name a song that you want to personally sing in front of him/her? If I could actually sing it would be “I Will” by Ben Taylor
6. In your whole life, have you ever puffed the magic dragon? No
7. When was the last time you got drunk? Never
8. If you died and given a chance to live again, who would you want to be this time and why? Athina Roussel….if that’s far-fetched maybe a famous photographer
9. Have you ever been a number two? Was I ever on the list?
10. One day ET knocked on your door and asked if you could use the phone, what are you gonna say to him? Is there a God?

Sunday, April 25, 2004

ANSWER BRIEFLY: Who/What comes to your mind when these things are mentioned?

Mornings: Time for Sleep
Lunch: Food
Afternoons: Time to hit the books and a Nap wouldn’t hurt either
Evenings: School…if not, TV or the Net
Mall: Eating and Shopping
Movie: Sitting still for an hour or two, maybe three
America: New York
Britain: Royalty
France: Sexy French accents
Africa: Wild life
Philippines: The Heat
Japan: History and Culture
Baguio: Kawayan De Guia (Obvious ba?!)
Arcade: Noises and Boys
Restos: My kind of thing..…pure pleasure…slurps!
Carparks: Mainit ang Pilipinas
Music: Emote
MTV: Cribs and oh yeah, music videos
Cars: My dream car: Hummer
Pop Stars: Glitters and Dance Moves that have no connection with the lyrics or the rhythm of the song
Rockers: Interesting---how after singing their heads off, they actually have depth in their points of view….you can actually have life-lessons learned with these guys (not just about sex and drugs really); they have causes they are concerned and fighting for---from AIDS in Africa to helping refugees etc. etc. etc.
Chocolate: Pure pleasure plus my Pop
Vinci: the artist? Hee heee
Beer: My drunkard friends….nah!
Cream Puffs: :)
Angelina Jolie: Tsk Tsk some people have it all…beauty, body and brains
Britney Spears: Amazed how lip-synching can get one millions and millions plus a faked pair of boobs…jeez!
Blue: Sky (duh?!) The Boy Band? Hyuck!
Green: Veggies and Plants
Yellow: My bed sheets
Orange: Box?
Hate: Pretty much everyone….nah!
Love: Books and K.

My father left today to work abroad, and only after saying my goodbyes on the phone that I noticed my family members kept saying “Happy Trip.” I don’t know, but reflecting on that made me think if that’s exactly what we mean when a loved one leaves us other than for vacation. Are they really happy? Just a thought.


It seems that the CBS special showing pictures of Princess Diana’s last moments in that Paris car crash is causing more pain and controversy than the network thought. They justified the pictures as not being graphic or anything offensive. I don’t know. I’m a huge fan of Diana and God knows how many hours of documentaries, books and articles I have read and collected through the years---either in life or in death of Diana. A part of me wants to see the pictures –maybe because Diana has been so photographed in her life that I want to see that part of her life where not much pictures were seen. But my father’s reaction to the published pictures made me think twice. He thought that it was of poor taste. If Diana did not have peace because of the media surrounding her all the time---the least we should do now is to provide her that in death. At least in death, the privacy she so craved in life could be hers. But then again, that may not be honored now.

Another controversy about pictures this week was the pictures of dead American soldiers in Iraq. The Administration of Bush are afraid and are quite correct that in showing these pictures all that the people could think about is comparing it with the Vietnam War. This proves to say that wars are never right. Maybe now Americans can rethink their position on key global issues. Diplomacy maybe tricky----but have you ever heard anyone die from talking and negotiating? I haven’t. Maybe Bush can figure that one out----but then again, maybe not.


I say a documentary by Michael Davie a few years (?) ago about honor killings in Pakistan and today it was replayed again in National Geographic. The first time I saw it I was shocked and I saw the whole thing from beginning to end. For the second time today I saw it again and still, my reaction is the same.

About 7:30 or so tonight I saw it again----same topic---honor killings in Pakistan----but this time in a documentary in Star Asia.

My take on this is simple: There is no honor in killing your wife, or your daughter or your sister. You don’t become more or less of a man. You simply become a murderer, plain and simple.

Friday, April 23, 2004

Ten for Starters

1. Single or taken? Single
2. Describe yourself in one word? Complicated
3. What's the first thing you do when you wake up? Stretch
4. What's the last thing you do before you go to bed? Turn off the lights
5. Something about you that you're proud of: My no-nonsense
description of my self (return to question no.2)

6. Are you in love? Would I be single if I was? Duh?!
7. What's your mobile number? Give me a wink, a kiss, a smile and a treat…then I’ll think about it….heeee heeee
8. Are you happy? Generally.
9. Why? …Because happiness is a state of being that’s why.
10. What is the most important material object you possess? My books

Have you ever gotten that message or e-mail about how the month you were born says a lot about your personality? This is what mine says:


Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and
humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but chooses not to show it. Dislike unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizing dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside.
Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

If I was half of any of these traits...I wouldn’t have time to write in this blog. Really!

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

in Canada

I was watching this man trying to get down from a boat and trying to get to this baby seal on the ice and I thought, “Oh nice. He’s trying to save the baby seal,”---I thought the man was from Green Peace or some environmental group….NOT! It turns out he was in a hurry to get to the baby seal and whack it’s brains out! My jaw DROPPED! It turnd out that Canada is now allowing the hunting and capture (I’m calling this SLAUGHTER) of seals. The government there says that’s it’s not only good for their economy but for the environment as well…..seriously, who are they fooling? Bastards.


Two things made my spine tingle with the dingle this week...seeing FPJ and Imelda Marcos together in Leyte. Seeing FPJ and his group in the Marcos mausoleum gave me the creeps! Actually it was sad more than anything else. When asked if FPJ will allow the late dictator (and his ninong in marriage) to be buried in Libingan ng mga Bayani....all that he could say was that he couldn't possibly comment on something he didn't know the root and cause of....That was enough to make me not vote for the man.

The other man was seeing the political ad of Jinggoy Estrada with ERAP in that very appropriate barbed-wire/sympathy-crap theme they have going on.

Seriously man, even Jinggoy's smile was so artistahin.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Where is the Brain?

Isn’t it amazing how people can be stupid sometimes? It’s not that their naturally so, but sometimes they lack in the most basic things of all---common sense. They try to present something like an “invitation”---naturally, you get interested. You respond. Only to find out later that it really wasn’t an invite and they were merely “informing” you. Kaboooze!

I swear…if you can just possibly pull some people’s hair and wring their neck for just a second longer…miracles will happen. I guarantee it!

If not, I’ll pray for it.

Better yet, I'll put it in my wishlist for Santa to grant.

Sunday, April 04, 2004

Summer Boredom

I wake up at around 9 in the morning.
I take a bath.
Read something.
Watch TV.
Play with the dogs.
Listen to music.
Play with the dogs.
Watch more TV.
Go to the Gym or Sleep.
Come Home.
Play with thr dogs.
Eat Dinner.
Watch more TV.
Read Something.
Internet maybe.
Sleep again.

$#*! I'm bored.

Until...friends call up...which is even rare...but then again, their living their own lives...$#@! I hate summer.

Friday, April 02, 2004


Now tell me seriously, which one of us hasn’t seen the famous temper of Presidential candidate FPJ? Hah! Roco was right in questioning “Yan ba ang gentleman?” I wonder if GMA (the TV Station) decides to totally ignore FPJ and Loren Legarda…ala news black out on the two, can you imagine them apologizing profusely to that lady reporter? I’ll bet Loren would come down her helicopter and save her ass in a heartbeat! Talk about saving face! It’s funny that it happened in my little town of Iloilo---with our 1 million possible votes…I wonder?

Anyways, I just brought Bamboo’s latest album and Josh Groban’s latest cd as well. I’m crazy about Josh’s song My Confession…just love it! Every lady should here this from their significant other. Of all the songs from Bamboo, the choice of NOYPI as their first single is the best! The song is tight! The lyrics are great and the elements are just right. I just love hearing Bamboo singing again. Now my wish is that the group could come here in Iloilo….you might just see me screaming in the crowd….he he he


Ok, I just signed up in Bamboo’s yahoo group and made a little comment in their site. Never thought about it again until I just opened my mail…Whoa! Talk about a response! For the first time in my life I exceeded my mail limit in yahoo! Just in 4 to 5 days of being incognito on the net! (My parents were starting to complain of the many hours I use the net.) I’ll read them all people! Wait for my responses.


Every law student that takes the Bar Exams wants to see their names listed of those who passed the Bar. Today was that day for those that took the Bar last year. Out of 5,000 students about 1100+ passed. Tough!

To those who passed….CONGRATULATIONS!
REALITY CHECK: Start looking for a job! Start paying your student loans and if you’re parents are paying for everything…buy them a ticket for a cruise someday. They would call it even. Ha ha ha ha

One Complain for the Day: My whole body is killing me! After two years of not going back to the gym and practicing my whatever....I'm feeling every muscle group that I forgot existed! Bummer!