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Dec 30, 2006


I would like my last post for the year to be positive, but the thing is I'm so stumped with work. The last few days especially, have been very very stressful. Thank God, there's someone that I can confide with these days. To YOU (although, you don't know about my blog yet)... thank you very much. I appreciate all of the things that you do for me.


The year definitely had it's bumps, but sometimes the smooth road is longer than the rocky ones, and to the people who were with me during the good times, and specially the BAD ones, THANK YOU! I may not be good at expressing my feelings, but I really really am thankful that you guys believe in me, and did not give up on me. I know I could be the biggest jerk there is in the world you still stuck with me. I owe all of you guys big time.
And I'm sorry if I wasn't able to give you all presents last Christmas.


This year I believe is one of the best Christmas I've had. I never felt more loved and appreciated than this year. I think that's the best thing about being a supervisor. Not that I'm abusing my position, but honestly, I'm overwhelmed. These kinds of gestures helps in affirming that I am doing my job right.


Of course, that's not the only reason why I loved this Christmas. I met someone. (Just look at my entry 100 if you're curious).


I don't know how 2007 can top this year. But there's a lot to look forward to next year. My career (both literally and figuratively) developments are just some of the things I would like to see flourish. Hopefully, all things will be positive for next year. For my program, our 3rd year anniversary is just a few months away and I can't wait to find out what we'll be doing to celebrate it. Oh yeah, I'm the one who'll decide on what to do then. OUTING!!!


"In a relationship" has a nice ring to it. Although we really aren't there yet, it's safe to assume that we'll get there.


And oh yeah, next year will mark my quarter of a century of existence in this planet. Oh the things that I can do.


ENTRY 101: HOLY $#!+

The year is about to end, and shit, there's a whole lot of things to look forward to in 2007. Damn! I think this will be the year that I'll officially be bankrupt.!!! Comic events like World War Hulk and the X-men event. Darn it's all good. Here are some teasers... Aaargh I can't wait.

Does this look like the most bad-ass robot?! That's Optimus Prime!!!

Fantastic Four 2's Silver Surfer... cool!

And then of course let's not forget the Spider-man Black!

I'm such a nerd...

Dec 29, 2006


Ang pag-ibig hindi minamadali. Yan ang natutunan ko noong nagdaang Pasko. Natutunan ko ito sa Kanya. Kaya ang ika-100 kong panulat sa taong ito ay inaalay ko sa Kanya. Siyempre hindi ito sa Panginoon dahil hindi ako ganun karelihiyosong tao. Atsaka, kung magsulat man ako tungkol dun eh malamang walang katuturan ang mababasa ninyo doon dahil hindi ako ganun katalinghaga lalo na sa paksang iyon. Bobo ako sa religion.

Tungkol it sa taong aking inspirasyon nitong mga nakalipas na araw. Hindi ko muna babanggitin ang kanyang pangalan dahil wala lang. Sikreto ko muna. Hayaan niyo namang minsan magtago ako ng sikreto.

Nakilala ko Siya noong isang buwan, pero nitong Pasko lang napadalas ang aming mga malalalim na usapan. Siya ay isang doktor, 28 ang kanyang edad at siya ang taong medyo nagpapatibok ng puso ko nitong mga araw. Ang tagapawi ng hapi sa mga araw ko. At ang taga-init ng malalamig na gabi (hindi sa bastos na paraan syempre).

Hindi pa kami nag-iibigan, pero ang dasal ko ay sana dun mapunta yun. Kung mangyari man yun, ang taong 2007 ay maaaring maging pinakamaligayang taon ng buhay ko. Wala na siguro akong hihilinging iba (siguro XBox 360 na lang o kaya PS3). Magsisimula na talaga akong magpapayat nito. Sa katunayan, ginugutom ko na ang sarili ko ngayon pa lang. Tutal naman doktor siya, maaari niya akong maging pasyente kapag nagka-ulcer ako. Para libre... Biro lang!

Mas marami nang karanasan yung tao, kaya medyo ngayon ay piling-pili lang ang mga pinagsasasabi ko. Madali kasi siyang ma-offend. Hindi masama para sa akin iyon, sa palagay ko, lahat ng sinasabi niya ay nakakatulong sa akin para maging mas mabuting tao ako. Siyempre hindi madaling magbago, pero sa tingin ko naman ay tutulungan niya ako.

Hay, masarap ang ganitong pakiramdam. Masarap ang may sinisinta, kaya panalangin ko (at sana ay isingit niyo ito sa mga panalangin ninyo), na kaming dalawa ay magkatuluyan. Sana Siya na ang taong nakatakda para sa akin.

Dec 28, 2006


The best gift I got this Christmas I guess is the Lacoste Essentials perfume. Thank you guys!!!

Other than that, I guess the best gift I got this year is the chance or the opportunity at finding love. Of all the time in a year, it is to be given this season. I knew there's something this year that makes me look forward to being cheery. It's all great. Thank you Lord. Hopefully, I've met the one.

Dec 23, 2006


To everyone reading my blog, I'm sure I won't be able to write tomorrow or the day after that so I'm doing this today.


Dec 22, 2006


KRISPY KREME opened their second branch in Megamall this week!!! I should really be excited about this, but unfortunately when I see the line formed outside of the store... Que barbaridad!!! Donuts aren't supposed to be that hot, but apparently it is. And that's a damn shame for me, because I don't have the patience to wait in line just to buy me a glazed donut... Nuh-uh... It seems thought that I'll only be able to taste those round doughs with a hole in the middle is when my shift ends during the weekends. That's when I have to wait for the mall to open.
Life could be a bore sometimes... Thank god for comic books. Even if I'm just rereading some old copies of the funny books, I still get satisfied. Comic books are fun. They're great reads and they keep me from doing something illegal or immoral.
3 days before Christmas, and I already received 5 gifts already. I'm not expecting cash anymore (although I wish I'd still get some). I am expecting the usual (mugs, keychains), but my take on all of it is that as long as they came from the heart, then it's all good.
What's the worst gift I ever received from somebody? It was 2 years ago, I was given this thing (I really don't know what it is, I'm sorry). I'm not sure if it's a holder of a cellphone or a mug holder or something... I really am baffled as to what it is. So I guess that's the worst gift I've ever received.

Dec 20, 2006


This is one of my all-time favorite songs. This is actually a song that I'm dedicating to my penultimate crush. The person who I may or may not end up with in the future. Until I find the person who really is for me, this will be my "for the one" song. I love it.

what day is it
and in what month
this clock never seemed so alive
I can't keep up
and I can't back down
I've been losing so much time

cause it's you and me and all of the people
with nothing to do
nothing to lose
and it's you and me and all of the people
and I don't know whyI can't keep my eyes off of you

all of the things that I want to say
just aren't coming out right
I'm tripping inwards
you got my head spinning
I don't know where to go from here

cause it's you and me and all of the people
with nothing to do
nothing to prove
and it's you and me and all of the people
and I don't know whyI can't keep my eyes off of you

there's something about you now
I can't quite figure out
everything she does is beautiful
everything she does is right

you and me and all of the people
with nothing to donothing to lose
and it's you and me and all of the people
and I don't know whyI can't keep my eyes off of you

you and me and all of the people
with nothing to donothing to prove
and it's you and me and all of the people
and I don't know whyI can't keep my eyes off of you

what day is it
and in what month
this clock never seemed so alive

Dec 19, 2006


The year is almost over. And Christmas is one week away. You'd think after my being excited about the coming season the past few months that I'd be happy to see the day come. Wrong. I'm in depressed mode once again. And I don't know who or what to blame for that. I bought me a nifty looking watch and a new bottle of perfume last week, but still... I've been meeting other people recently, and while none of them are right for me, they were able to keep my social life a little bit more interesting.

I don't want to blame work, as it has been like this (stressful) ever since I was promoted almost a year ago. Nothing's changed. NOt even my salary.


THat's all I can do right now. Definitely, this Christmas, there's nothing much to look forward to. I'm an adult now, so I don't expect to get cash gifts this year or any year after I hit 21. If there are people who'd give me presents, then that would be a very pleasant surprise. I know I'll receive some gifts from co-workers, but I don't know, I feel that it won't be enough to make me happier.

I bought them some gifts already. While I know that I could've purchased them cheaper in Divisoria or some 'tiangge' in the metro, I'd still prefer convenience over anything else. SM Sucat is far closer to home than St. Francis Square or Market Market or Divisoria. But I still need 2 more gifts for a couple of my colleagues. Unfortunately though, my creative brain was functioning well when I bought those items. I just pointed and paid. So sorry guys if you were expecting something else from me.

After this month, I'd like to avail of the long rest that I've been longing for this year. This could be the quarter-life crisis that's making me go crazy. I mean it certainly isn't love, so what could it be? Maybe it's the lack of love. Whatever. Some soul-searching is definitely in the works for me for 2007.

Something to look forward to though is our Christmas Party on Saturday. I am hoping that it would be fun. We have budget provided by our generous client. Just praying that I'll still have enough money left until the New Year.

Dec 16, 2006


I don't have anything to rant about today. As I was pretty much satisfied with what I got this payday. But I bought a new watch from Fossil today and a bottle of Carolina Herrera's On Ice for Him.

Oh what a payday it is, specially with the 13th month pay coming in and all. I'm not really that happy, but I wasn't really expecting very much so I wasn't disappointed with what I got.

I of course don't have that much money anymore. And what I am disappointed in, is my program's attendance. I think I'll be lucky if I have more than 30 people coming in today. Of course, I am revoking their leaves for the last week of December so that doesn't really matter that much. Merry Christmas it is.

I'm reserving a more meaningful or deep blog entry for the next time. I was busy surfing the net and reading some story developments about my favorite pastime... Comic books. But for now, just look at what I bought.

This is the perfume that I bought. Smells great, by the way!!!

And this is my watch!!! Looks great too...

I don't have money to buy gifts for my godchildren... I guess they're all too young to mind whatever it is that I'll be giving. Oh yeah, and I have to buy gifts for my co-workers as well... Damn!!!

Dec 15, 2006


X-FACTOR: The genius that is Mr. Peter David delivers one of the most hilarious comic books ever. This time, it's about a ragtag team of detectives who are led by Jamie Madrox, the Multiple Man. Everything about this comic book is interesting. Layla Miller (she knows everything), Rictor (bisexual depowered mutant), Monet and Siryn (who both slept with Jamie's dupe) and even Quicksilver (the semi-bad guy) all adds to the already colorful world of X-factor. To quote Rictor, X-Factor puts the fun in dysfunctional.

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL: This is first a tie-in to Civil War. I'm still on the fence with this one, but it looks like it's a fun read. Frank Castle rejoins the Marvel Universe in this one, and his target, the lowlife scumbags of New York.

THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST: It's got Ed Brubaker's name attached to it, so naturally this will be a great read. The first issue looked great. The type of art for this kind of comic book I'm finally warming up to. If you were to translate it into a movie, this would be a very nice looking independent film.

CRIMINAL: By now, you'd notice that I'm having a man-crush on Ed Brubaker... More specifically his works. In this one, he shies away from the capes and masks and just focuses on thieving. It's like Ocean's Eleven, The Italian, and every kind of caper film rolled into one. It's not very funny, but definitely it's very interesting. Much more interesting than let's say... Batman. At least that's my opinion.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: Looks like I'll be sticking with this title even after the whole Civil War thing is over. Spider-man's public unmasking has opened some huge story possibilities for our favorite neighborhood wall-crawler. Rumors are, that they are going to kill his wife Mary Jane. I don't have a clue as to the truth on the matter, but hopefully it would be someone else.

Dec 14, 2006


When I started collecting comic books again, I only bought just 2 titles a month. And now, 3 years into my hobby, my pull list has grown to almost 20 titles. I think I may even be buying more. Comic books are my new weakness. Damn!!!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: This title is consistently one of the best written super hero title right now. I'm not a fan of the character, but after reading Civil War and the trade paperbacks of his latest title, I immediately got hooked. There's a lot of intrigue going on every issue and I basically can't wait to find out what Ed Brubaker has in store for Cap when Civil War ends in a couple of months. I have a bad feeling that he's going to die.

CIVIL WAR: I have no idea why there are a lot of people who don't like this title. For me honestly, this is one of the best events Marvel's put out in recent history. The title by it's lonesome feels incomplete, but you can still follow what the story is about. Best way to enjoy this series is to read everything with it's logo on it. Anyway, with this series you know that when this is all over, nothing in the Marvel Universe will ever be the same.

ANNIHILATION: THis event suffers because it was released the same time as Civil War. Although there are some people who say that this title is much better. My opinion, they're just on the same level. While the prior is earth-bound, this event affects the entire Marvel Universe... literally. Annihilus wants to rule the entire universe, and he's about to be successful.

ASTONISHING X-MEN: Joss Whedon made his name creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and now he's bringing his genius to the X-men franchise. Astonishing is a great title as it basically showcase my favorite X-men like (Cyclops, Emma Frost, Shadowcat and Wolverine). The stories are back-to-basic. Good guys fighting bad guys, but the wit and humor of the title is something that takes this title one notch above the others.

DAREDEVIL: With regards to Ed Brubaker's work, I am a HUGE fan. I normally don't read Daredevil, but when he took over a few months ago with the title character going to prison... damn that was good!!! Now, he's in Europe looking for the man who killed his best friend (who unknown to him, is still alive). Looks like one great read, right? It is!

JUSTICE: This is a bi-monthly title, and is one of only 3 DC titles that I read. The reason: Alex Ross's gorgeous-gorgeous art. The story's about all the major villains of the League teaming up to turn their enemies into public's most hated. Painted books are always good on my list.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: New York Times best selling author brings his talent to DC's premiere super team. The problem I have with this title is it's 4 issues in, but the team hasn't been formed yet. And I just learned that the first time that they'll be together will be on issue 7!!! Good thing I have a lot of patience.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: This is a fun comic book. I'm not so familiar with the whole DC characters, but this title I'm diggin'. I'm a little lost still, but I'm getting there. There is a reason why wikipedia is a useful website.

INCREDIBLE HULK: This story is a lead-in to next year's Marvel event. The story: Hulk is banished to an unknown planet, where Gladiator battles are the alien's favorite pasttime. But there's more to it than that. Hulk could either be the Sakaar'son who will free the people from a cruel tyrant or the worldbreaker, the very person who will destroy the planet. As of this moment, the Hulk's finally found a space ship that could bring him back home. Payback's a bitch.

Dec 9, 2006


The Fray

Step one you say we need to talk

He walks you say sit down it's just a talk
He smiles politely back at you

You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
And you begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you've told him all along
And pray to God he hears you
And pray to God he hears you

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you've followed
He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he'll say he's just not the same
And you'll begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life
How to save a life
How to save a life

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life
How to save a life

I just want to share this song with you. This right now, is one of the few songs that I find very relaxing to listen to, I guess.

Dec 8, 2006


I'm not going to be a hypocrite. I've done the dirty phone deed before. I have had a couple of phone sex before. I didn't like it. There was nothing in it to make me be addicted to it. Heck there's nothing there that makes me even want to do it again. I don't know, maybe I just had a bad partner.

I don't really want to write this entry as it's not how I normally write my thoughts. It's just that recently, I've been getting a fairly odd number of proposals to do it. And to think that those were from girls (at least that's what I think they are).

It's just sad really. It's pathetic that people would rather have it on the phone when doing it for real is MUCH much better.

Dec 7, 2006


My choices of music are not really eccentric. For me, as long as a song sounds nice on the ear, then that's good enough for me. I love to hear easy listening music. When I was younger I preferred songs played on Magic 89.9, but then it was one of the causes of my having insomnia during my college days. So what I did was, I started listening to Wave 89.1. The songs there during the evening are slow, and they had Paolo Santos on every week, so it was all good for me. But then the songs they play during the day were not my cup of tea, so I looked for another radio station.

Just last year, I discovered 94.7. The songs they were playing were slow ones, but then they're playing current tunes too. So I stuck with that. Until now, I'm more into that station. They regularly play some of my favorites and that's just pleasant for me.

I'm more of a love songs kind of guy (being single and all that romantic stuff). I imagine myself kissing 'the one' with Texas' "In Demand" on the background. I will never forget the time that I slept with my ex while Seal's Kiss From A Rose and Love Divine was playing on the background. Some songs just gives you that.

And it's not just about sex. There are songs that makes me remember some of the best times of my life.

As I Lay Me Down - 1st year high school outing...
You and Me - my eternal crush
Fallin' - my first crush from when I came to the company I'm working for right now.
In Demand - my first kiss
Love Divine - the sweetest thing done to me by my ex
Brighter Than Sunshine - An unforgettable date from my college days
Monster - This one's by Paula Cole... I don't know, somehow I remember Dawson's Creek
You're Beautiful - Again my eternal crush, the love of my life that will never be
She Runs Away - a road trip we had my first year of college

These are just some of the songs that I really like to listen to these days.

How To Save A Life, Over My Head, Para Sa Akin, Chasing Cars, Piano In The Dark, Far Away, Dreaming With A Broken Heart, Need To Be Next To You, What About Love and Irreplaceable.

Dec 5, 2006


If you're a Filipino, you'll immediately find the title of this film hilarious as the meaning of this name's quite disgusting if you translate it to our vernacular. Now if you're in the Philippines you'll think 'what the hell are the parents thinking naming their son Borat?!' That boy would live his life in shame if ever that happens.

Anyway, the movie Borat, just like it's moniker is hilarious as hell. Probably, the funniest movie I've seen this year. A 360 degree turn from all the dreadful horror flicks that I've seen recently. Not one minute of the movie did I wipe the smirk off my face. Sasha Baron Cohen is a comedic genius. The whole film is genius.

The story is about a Kazakhstani reporter going to America to learn about their culture to help their great country of Kazakhstan. There he's brought chaos and confusion with his rude comments and ignorant quips. I especially like what happened during the dinner with the upperclass people. That was classic. You have to watch it yourself because I don't know how to write what happened in that particular scene.

Anyway, it's one of the best films this year, and I do not regret watching the movie. I definitely would've regretted missing this film.


Dec 3, 2006


Eto ang mga quotes na madalas na natatanggap ko. Nakakatuwa minsan pero kung paulit-ulit kong natatanggap, medyo nakakarindi na. Para bang isang circle of friends lang kaming lahat. Kung ang kabarkada mo naipadala na yung message sa'yo malamang sa ibang kabarkada niyo ay naipadala na rin yun diba? Wala lang. Nakakainis lang. Oh siya sige, eto na ang mga quotable quotes na natatanggap ko.

"Ako lang ang nakakapagpadugo ng ilong ni Manny Paquiao!!!" - English

"Hindi lahat ng malamig refreshing" - Bangkay

"Hindi lahat ng maasim may Vitamin C" - Kili-kili

"Di lahat ng walang salawal bastos" - Winnie the Pooh

"Oo nga" - sagot ni Donald Duck kay Winnie

"Hindi lahat ng dugo pwedeng idonate" - Regla

"Wag na wag mo akong bibilugin" - Kulangot

"Sige batehen mo akooh!!! Sigeeeh.... bateeeeehhhh!!!" - omelette

"Hindi lahat ng kulay pink KIKAY!" - majinboo

"Hindi lahat ng bubuyog itim" - Jollibee

"Wag magtulakan sa pila" - tae

"Wala naman akong ginagawa sa kanya. Hindi na nga ako gumagalaw dito. Ako na yung natapakan, siya pa ang galit." - tae

"Hindi lahat ng macho lalake" - Vina Morales

"Hindi lahat ng may bigote lalake" - Bernardo Bernardo

"Hindi lahat ng naglilipstick lalake" - Ronald McDonald

"Ang tamang paglalagay ng lipstick lagpas labi" - Ronald McDonald

"Iniwan mo ako sa ere" - Utot

"Noodle!!! Noodle!!! Noodle!!!" - Manny Paquiao sa Deal or No Deal

"Hindi lahat ng malakas super hero" - putok

"Hindi lahat ng hinog masarap" - nana

"Hindi lahat ng dilaw taxi" - ngipin

"Alam ko darating din ang araw na babagsak din ako" - suso

"Plakaplatik plik plak pak papak pakpik pitik kitikak kaktik kiktiki tikak plak plakakik plak pak papaki pipak pakpik" - watusi

"Ang pag-ibig parang sintas ng sapatos, dalawang dulo ang kailangan para mapagbuhol, pero isang dulo lang ang kailangan para kumalas" - Mr. Quickie

Kung may maidadagdag kayo, ilagay niyo na lang sa comments. Salamat! Enjoy!!!

Dec 2, 2006


This blog is over 1 year old already. Wow!!! And I only need 14 more entries to cross out one of my goals for this year. This is doable. I just hope that writer's block don't get to me first.

Prior to writing, I was in Mall of Asia today. I was (and sort of still am) sick. I wasn't able to come in last night because I had fever. This is the 2nd time in about 3 weeks. I have no idea why I'm not healthy these days. Maybe it's the lack of sleep or stress or fatigue. I really need a long rest. Maybe the holiday weekends would be the best time for me to have one.

Going back to Mall of Asia, I finally was able to roam the entirety of the whole mall. Wanna know how? Well, because my friend Shamai (who was celebrating her birthday then) led us to a different parking area. The car we were supposed to ride was on the North parking area, while she led us to the South parking one. She's thankful she's celebrating her birthday earlier. I was feeling a little bit better earlier, now I think the fever's coming back.

I would like to create a full entry review of The Return... but my brain's not functioning very well right now. Sorry. Maybe tonight or maybe not... In any case, my score for the film is a 7/10. It's not a bad film. It's not very riveting too. It's more like The Skeleton Key without the whole voodoo and magic stuff.

Once I've uploaded pics from our JS prom day, I will post an entry about it. That would be the first JS Prom that I've attended. I came from an all boy's school in high school and we didn't have that then. I only attende a Graduation Ball but that is different in a way.

Oh yeah, it's December already. And what a way to welcome the last month of the year by spending it with Reming (I don't know if the name's right)... That's one of the reason's I wasn't able to come in to work as well. With a fever, my parents did not allow me to go to work anymore. That's suicide, they said. I didn't really feel it that much.