Showing posts from January, 2008

Dragon Wars

Craziest movie next to Death to Smoochie...

I was like, "Oh my gosh..."

Ok, admittedly, the teaser trailer looked too good to be a real nice sci-fi fantasy movie, and so, a dear friend who got too curious for his own good, bought a dvd copy and let me watch it with him.

Goodness! I... I'd rather not put down my comments here, for fear of detection and outright documentation which will lead you all to this blog, but in fairness to the makers of the said movie, the great Korean artist, Hyung Rae Shim, my salute to you for braving the all-too-hard-to-please movie-goers of this age, my highest regard for your bravery and courage for having the balls to go straight to the Hollywood bigshots to ask for their help and contribution to make this dream of yours possible {I watched the credits and the "the making" part of the movie, ok? Get over it.}.

So, if you really wanna know what I'm blabbering about, go ahead, watch Dragon Wars.

And don't tell me I didn't war…

Mendiola Massacre (and others)...

One street. One bridge. One historical place that set the Philippines in the world map of violence and injustice. The need to be heard, the need to be seen, the need for reform. A just government is all it asked for. And yet...
In 1970, Mendiola became the sole witness to violent confrontations between during the Marcos regime where four student demonstrators were dead on the spot.

On January 22, 1987, police and the military open-fired on a protest rally of about 10,000 farmers who were demanding genuine land reform from then President Corazon Aquino. Thirteen of the protestors died and hundreds more were injured in that incident now called the Mendiola Massacre, with its anniversary being commemorated today by another protest in the Mendiola Bridge by farmers from Southern Luzon, still asking a decent land reform law.

And on May 1, 2001, supporters of President Joseph Estrada, marched to Mendiola after demonstrations outside the EDSA Shrine demanding the release of the then ousted Pres…

the Heck?! (v.2.0)

I was a little annoyed.

More than a little. I was quite annoyed.

Why? Because! ...

Some jerk requested to be added to my YM list, and as stupid as I am today, I did. Almost half a day later, this person sends a message saying hi. I didn't answer just yet and instead asked him who he was - in tagalog, so I'd have a clue where he's from. What basically annoyed me was that he didn't answer for a while, but sent a smiley. Crazy idiot. And then he asked, without a question mark at that, what did you say

I don't usually get annoyed by little things, but this time, since I am fully aware that I'm way past the age of looking for virtual friends in chat rooms, I get irritated by those naive ones who think that all girls just want to look for someone to hook up with. Hmm, that jerk doesn't know I'm online for business, bless his dorky heart.

Anyway, for all of you, I want virtual friends in terms of readers and subscribers and frequent visitors for this blog - not for…

Focus on Work, Darn it!

I'm bored, I can't focus, and so I blog.

Yep, got that right, I can't seem to stay focused with what it is that I'm doing for more than an hour at most. Just lost that focusing ability when I left college and joined the workforce. Kinda scary, huh? It just so happens that .... that's it, I can't focus!

My brain's kinda groggy, from lack of sleep or excess of it, but I do sincerely believe it's the lack of sleep and the urge to find some new kind of adventure or maybe just take some time off and spend it relaxing. Again. After the Christmas break and all - just something to help me unwind and therefore keep me wide-eyed long enough to appear that I like what I'm doing. Hehe.

Anyway, I won't take up much of your blog-reading time, I just wanted to blurt out that I'm to darn distracted with God knows what.

Virus that Spreads thru IM!!!

To all the people that use any kind of instant messaging service or software, please please please, beware of this new type of virus that kinda destroys your current hard disk. Well, not really DESTROY destroy, but the only thing you can do to be able to use your computer again is to have it reformatted. Of course, that means, there is a great possibility that you lose all your files! And if you use instant messaging in your workplace, then it might be spread to your local network and cause a system bog down - because once you've opened it, it then sends itself to all your instant messaging contacts, and the dimwitts might then be curious enough to open it and voila! Another wave of virus attack. The url that the originator has clicked is this:


It's crazy but it's true, I've received news already that a small company near our workplace got infested by this virus becau…

PRC Official Resigns

PRC official resigns
By Mayen Jaymalin
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Amid allegations of more irregularities in the licensure examination, an official of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has resigned from his post.PRC chair Leonor Rosero yesterday confirmed that PRC Engineering Board chairman Angel Lazaro has submitted his resignation.Rosero, however, said Lazaro already served for 10 years and his quitting had nothing to do with the controversy over the November 2007 engineering licensure exams. But when contacted for comment, personnel in Lazaro’s office said they were not aware that he already resigned from his post.“We have not received any information that he resigned and I don’t think he should resign amid this controversy,” said one employee.As this developed, Rosero said the PRC is pushing through with the Jan. 12 retake of the November 2007 engineering licensure examination despite a pending petition before the Court of Appeals.“No changes yet, the retake will push thr…

CE Studes to Take Exam on May

{posted in: Ariel's Site}

Civil engineering studes want to retake exam in May

A group of civil engineering students who boycotted the retake of licensure examinations last Saturday said they would rather take the entire test scheduled on May.

Neil Erich Galicia of Civil Engineering Against Retake Students Union (CE-Agression) told ABS-CBN’s morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda” Monday that they would stand pat on their position that the November 27 board exams were clean.

“We’ve already promised that we will push this fight to the limit. At the end of the day all of the examinees, those who retook the exam and those who boycotted it, are all victims,” Galicia said.

He said they would rather wait for May to take the entire CE licensure exams.

“Kung mag-eexam ulit ung mga nag boycott mas gusto namin ulitin lahat sa May 2008 kaysa pumayag kami sa PRC (Professional Regulatory Commission) ng mag retake kami na di kami binibigyan ng magandang dahilan (If those who boycotted will be retaking the ex…

Success was Claimed by PRC: Should They Really?!

posted by: Vina Vanessa (

CE-AGRESSION DEEMED RE-TAKE A USELESS EXERCISE, WILL ASK THE COURT OF APPEALS NOT TO RELEASE THE RESULT OF THE RE-TAKECE-AGRESSION whose members boycotted the re-take of the examination of subjects Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering and Structural Engineering and Construction last January 12, 2008 refute the statement of PRC and DOLE that the re-take was successful.A total of 1,515 or about 31.72 percent of the 4,776 civil engineering graduates did not re-take the board exams nationwide, the Department of Labor and Employment said Saturday. “The ‘success’ which PRC would want the public to believe refer only to the peaceful conduct of the re-take. Certainly, it does not refer to all the examinees having taken the re-take. 1,515 is considerably a big number. That only shows that one-third of the examinees did not want to participate in the re-take because in the first place it is of doubtful validity. We did not…

Name Meanings, Anyone?

What Cathy Laine Means

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.

You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.

A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are a…

Cut your Energy Costs!

According to Holidays on the Net, today is the National Cut Your Energy Costs Day - which fairly means that if you all would like to participate, you just have to think of ways on cutting down your energy costs, like:
unplugging all your appliances (the laptop runs on batteries, dumb**s)
turning off lights when you have a hangover and you wanna sleep
turning off your faucets when your sink has already overflowedwalking instead of using a car 'coz you really don't have oneand other such ideas withcrazy rationalizations (given there's anything like that)

Lunch Date

..... was a former noontime show of GMA Network, think we're still in elementary back then. Randy Santiago was there, Mahal also, and I think, Toni Rose (now in Eat Bulaga, is she still there?).

Anyhow, just had my lunch - brunch to be exact. And feeling full isn't that appealing at the moment. It just makes me yearn for my bed and memories of an afternoon nap. Hohum.

Saw a banner posted right on the fence of Bangko Sentral (Cebu City), it was for celebrating the National Week of ...sumthin'... I can't remember. Hehe.

Of Coffee, Coke & Caffeine

I'm currently having my second mug of coffee for the day - had one early this morning during breakfast. With my coffee WAS a pack of M&M's - I finished it ahead of the coffee. Hehehe, nothing can beat chocolates.

It's almost down to a few gulps now, I can freely gulp it down because our freaking airconditioning units are blasting away all the heat from inside the offices, and my coffee! grrrh. Sometimes, I hate airconditioning. Hohum.

Anyway, I was forced to have my intake of caffeine because - I'm getting a little groggy from being sleepy. I can't wake myself up with some interesting online game because an annoying officemate has taken it to herself to watch what everybody else is doing, and it's darn annoying. My other officemate, on the other hand, is kinda strange in himself - given that it can be rebuttable that he is in fact a HE. Hmmm. Almost everybody in the Finance Department has decided to doubt that self-proclaimed fact that he is a guy. Well, he c…

Above 3,000!


My visitor taps have reached 3,000!!!
I'm soooo happy....

{Isn't it obvious?!}

{Crazy person.}

Candy and Eyeglasses

I'm really not in the mood to be a hero today being too "obssessed" doing office work. I can't believe some people love what they do - and well, as of the moment, I don't.

It's human nature really. There just comes a time when a person gets bored. Bored with work, bored with relationships, bored with life. Right now, the boredom and the politics of my workplace is taking a toll on me - fast. I just hope this doesn't reach depression.

Another thing that kinda annoyed me early this morning was the thought that I should be looking for a new place - and that means that I have to look for the new place that's big enough and comfortable enough for my tastes, a transport vehicle to move my things, and the darn money to pay for 'em. Hohum. Crazy morning. It's actually correct that it might be a little more convenient if I move instead of paying more for jeepney fares, but the thing is, I have to adjust again to another person's annoying paranoid ha…

the 3,000 mark

My blog's nearing the 3,000 mark, just a little bit more it's, well, okay. Hehe.

Anyway, it's the week after all the Christmas parties and New Year bashes, and well, as expected I've gained a little weight from all the food that's available and free for consumption. And of course, exchanging gifts was also something to watch out for - ever since the battle cry "Hala, nindot ang wrapper...Watch out!" was born.

Crazy as it seems, I may have brought this slogan into life during our company Christmas Party. And I'm gonna share a little secret with you - the person I gave the gift to wasn't really the original name I plucked out from the envelope, my officemate traded with me because they really wanted someone crazy enough to bring the person down from her self-made pedestal - I was free, so I agreed. Wehehe...

It wasn't really such a bad gift, it was like a scrap book or something to that effect made out of recycled paper. It was actually really nice…

If I Were....

If I were a month I would be:
* March - after the energy of Love from Valentines, the right month for Academic Endings, and right before summer break... :)

If I were a day of the week I would be:
* Friday - end of the week but not quite a week end.

If I were a time of the day I would be:
* 10 pm - a little near the witching hour

If I were a planet I would be:
* Mars - red hot

If I were a sea animal I would be:
* a dolphin... no apparent reason - i just like to be one

If I were a direction I would be:
* West - where the sun sets

If I were a piece of furniture I would be:
* a recliner - relaxing

If I were a sin I would be:
* Pride. Don't let me elaborate.

If I were a drink I would be:
* Coke - sweet and thirst-quenching, yet silently deadly

If I were a tree, I would be:
* Balete - scary

If I were a bird, I would be?
* a hummingbird - so i can fly backwards.

If I were a flower/plant, I would be:
* Orchids - difficult to grow, lovely to look at, expensive

If I were a kind of weather, I would be:
* cloudy …