Friday, February 29, 2008

I signed up for PPP!

Yeah, I signed up for PPP. Pay per Post. I actually did a long time ago, but haven't managed to post something that would literally have me paid. Hehe. Guess there's always a second time.

I signed up because.... I'd rather make money blogging than make enemies because of some of the rants that I've been doing. Besides, trying out an opportunity to earn while doing something you actually enjoy can't hurt, can it? So how did I hear about PPP?

There obviously have been quite a buzz over the blogging world about pay to post schemes and so far, PayPerPost rules in terms of positive feedback. They've been known to really pay for the post made rather than have the blogger make the post, have it around the web for quite a bit, only to find out later that they have had the advantage of being buzzed about in the net and yet they'd just say that the post was not approved and so there'll be no payment. Such a ridiculous thing to happen. Well you know who you are. That's probably why I let my account with you get suspended.

Anyway, I'm trying out PPP again, hoping that the positive response from other bloggers will live out it's reputation. I'd really rather blog about how I happen to experience a well-paying blogging thing. Hehe.

"What are you going to do with all the money you earn!?!?!?!"
Hmmm, I think, if I ever get hold of enough money earned thru this endeavor, i'd think about buying my own domain and make other opportunities for fellow bloggers who would love to experience the money making possibilities of it, while also contributing to lift up the blogging rep of fellow pinays who are now surfacing from the shadows into the limelight of the blogosphere. Sounds noble, huh? Ehehe.







Zamboanga Sibugay in Trip na Trip

Trip na trip is a locally-produced travel-related show that features regions of the Philippines that few people know about, or they hardly ever thought that some places of that same region or province are worth exploring... And so....

They're featuring a province close to my heart (it's were my family's based right now), so I think everybody should get a good look at it! That's where Ipil belongs. You've heard of Ipil, right? Ipil Massacre of 1995? Yeah, I was there, I mean THERE. Our house got burned during that ill-fated day. Even saw the "Abu Sayaff" people who burned our darn house. I was like 10 years old back then, but I still remember quite vividly.

Anyway, if you all want to see how our province has risen from the ruins and developed itself into a paradise, well you've got to see this show. It's Trip na Trip, airing in ABSCBN tonight, Friday, February 29 at about 11:30pm... Don't forget. We'' have oral recitation about it, ok?

Just kidding.mrgreen

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Taking a Break Seems Rational

My nose is getting irritated as of this moment because my "temporary" officemate decided to buy a perfume he wasn't quite aware of the effect (it actually smells like natural ugly body odor, Mike..) and he is now officially in my "annoying" things/persons list. God, I hate the smell - and he says it's a perfume. Duh, bite me.

Anyway, I'm realizing now that I really don't like my job right now, I'd rather have a business of my own of some sort. Maybe a bookkeeping company or something like that. Something that's not non-routinary, but entirely routine work also... {--->read the rest below}

If possible I'd like to change career paths right now without having to lose the income I get from my current job, and staying online blogging about it won't keep me alive that long. I couldn't find a niche right now, and scatteredly blogging about almost everything won't drive in the cents. Pay-to-blog schemes don't quite appeal to me also because most of the time, if I'm just purely obligated to blog about something, I lose all energy and then have a writer's block. Terrible.

Hmmm. I was thinking about setting up my own bookkeeping firm, how about that? Think I can handle that. How about, helping to set up a photo studio? I can do a bit of editing, and my guy can do the photography, even all the editing thing if he wants to. Think I can manage being the "woman behind the man"... Hehe. Yeah right.

Anyway, I also thought I can go back to that pay-to-blog thingy I almost had going on right until I started ignoring the request for posts. Yeah, I can do that again. Just have to concentrate and focus more and use these sudden writing urges I get when I'm plenty bored with whatever else I was doing. Hmmm.

Or, I can just stop thinking that I'm starting to hate my job and have "renewed" enthusiasm over it, try to ignore that there has been, and there will always be, the strong power play within the directors and officers of the company, and just try to do what I can, right? Right. As long as I get paid, then all is just quite right.

But I still want my own little firm.
Haha.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Are You Watching Closely?

Every magic trick consists of three parts, or acts:

The Pledge, where a magician takes an ordinary thing and shows it to the audience. He shows you this object to see that it is indeed real- normal. But of course, it probably isn't.

The Turn, when the magician turns this ordinary thing into something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret but you won't find it because of course, you're not really looking. You really don't want to know. You want to be fooled. But you won't clap yet because making something disappear is not enough, you have to bring it back - that's why every magic trick has the third act, the hardest, the part we call...

The PRESTIGE.

The Prestige is a movie showing two friends and partners Alfred Borden(Christian Bale) and Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) who, because of one trick going foul, became bitter rivals. The conflict started when Borden wanted to do more, to be his own magician, and by doing so, killed Angier's wife when a trick went foul in one of the shows they used to perform in. Because of this tragedy they parted ways, and from then on decided to uncover each others' secrets in all the tricks that they knew how to perform, starting when Borden performed the ultimate trick, The Transported Man. Things went on to be bitter and bitter until all became too much to handle and became an obsession for the two men.

Okay, enough of the summary thing.. Hehe..

This movie is quite an attention grabber, not because of the story itself, but by how it was adapted as screen play. One missed scene and you would really have to ask someone you were watching with to explain to you what you've missed. Missing scenes in this movie would make you NOT understand the whole story. Good for me, I saw it in a local cable channel.

Want me to tell you what happened? Hmm?
Not in this lifetime. Watch it for yourself.
rolleyes

But here are some nifty tips that will surely ruin the excitement if you haven't watched it and have decided to watch it...

Warning:
DON'T READ THE FOLLOWING YOU STILL WANT TO BE ENTRANCED BY THE MOVIE...

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1. Borden has a twin.
2. Lord Coldlow (i think i misspelled it) is Angier.
3. the Tesla machine works like a cloning device.
4. Cutter knows all along about every thing.


** credits to:
http://video.movies.go.com/theprestige/



Friday, February 22, 2008

Scheduling your Posts

I've read on one blog that you can schedule posts now in blogger. This is one of the features of wordpress, and I think my fellow blogger users have just discovered this scheduling thing just about now, like me... Hehe..

I found that post in Allen's blog, and as I read through, I noticed that he gave the link to http://draft.blogger.com, so i tried clicking on it and eventually finished reading his blog post.
Curious as I sometimes become, I tried logging in to the no-the-draft-blogger.com (meaning this one) and found the same thing applicable. So to my fellow blogspot users, this post options thing is located on the left side of your "create a new post" page, in line with the area where you choose the labels you'd like to attach to your post. Clicking on it will reveal a drop down thing which allows you to choose whether to allow reader comments, backlinks, and the date and time when you'd like your post to be published.

So there, hope some of us who don't fuss too much about post scheduling learn something from this... really helpful too. mrgreen


Upcoming: XMEN 4!!

Alas, it is confirmed - there is such a thing as X-Men 4!!!

It's the fourth installment for the X-Men movies and it's working title - I have no idea if this really will be the final one for release - is X-Men Origins: WOLVERINE... So that means, yep, it's all about Wolverine. Wolverine will be a prequel to the X-Men saga. It will center on the origins of the superhero with animal-like reflexes, an alloy skeletal system and the ability to heal from virtually any wound.

Hugh Jackman is also a producer for this movie. Here's a shot of th official movie pic:


And a young 11-year old Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee is playing as the young Logan.



Another character will come in for this installment and that is Deadpool, and the famous Gambit.





**credits to the following for the pics:
http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6445
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/news/articles/4276.asp
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/news/articles/4286.asp
and this for the links... http://www.x-men-movies.com/



Thursday, February 21, 2008

Deperate to Stay Awake

I love this pup... Soooooo cute!!!

Click on the "Read the rest..." to see the video! Cheers!






Monday, February 18, 2008

A Farewell Letter

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a famous writer from Columbia and Nobel Peace prize winner for literature, has retired from public life for reasons of health. He has a form of cancer which is terminal. He has sent a farewell letter to his friends and it has been circulated around the Internet.

He says:

If God, for a second, forgot what I have become and granted me a little bit more of life, I would use it to the best of my ability.
--this is highly recommended by teachers, managers, supervisors, and other who-nots, who sometimes promise people or themselves that if given such and such, they would use it to the best of their abilities. but this realization, i think, butts in late in life; especially when you're aware that you're losing it.



I wouldn't, possibly, say everything that is in my mind, but I would be more thoughtful of all I say.
-- this is fairly hard to do, especially if you're like me, who sometimes act/talk on impulse...i sometimes regret having to have opened my mouth on some occasions, on only very few are capable of holding back especially when overcome with emotion... at least now i'm trying...

I would give merit to things not for what they are worth, but for what they mean to express.
--oh, i think this applies more to gift giving... :D

I would sleep little, I would dream more, because I know that for every minute that we close our eyes, we waste 60 seconds of light.
--i can't do this, i just love sleeping.

I would walk while others stop; I would awake while others sleep.
-- this really shouldn't be taken literally or else you'd be known as the nocturnal homo sapien...

If God would give me a little bit more of life, I would dress in a simple manner, I would place myself in front of the sun, leaving not only my body, but my soul naked at its mercy.
-- not being too flashy, just keep it simple. be yourself, and not try to be the people you idolize... because if you were meant to be like them, you should've been them, right? being simple in everything, moderation i think is the key word... false modesty destroys also, as is being flashy...simplicity will leave very little or no room for detractors.

To all men I would say how mistaken they are when they think that they stop falling in love when they grow old, without knowing that they grow old when they stop falling in love.
---ah, the age-old adage, "age doesn't matter."

I would give wings to children, but I would leave it to them to learn how to fly by themselves.
-- yeah, true enough..provide them with the resources, show them how to live their lives, but don't live it for them... let them find their own way, correct them if they make mistakes, explain and let them understand, let them be independent, but not irrational; logical, but not cold...in the end, you're actually helping them prepare for a life of their own.

To old people I would say that death doesn't arrive when they grow old, but with forgetfulness.
--forgetting things, moments, events, etc... memories are the best things you can bring with you anywhere, and whether fond or ugly memories, they let you know that at that point in your life, you lived.

I have learned so much with you all, I have learned that everybody wants to live on top of the mountain, without knowing that true happiness is obtained in the journey taken & the form used to reach the top of the hill.
--amen. means do not always justify the end. sometimes the journey to go there is more lesson-laden than the goal itself.

I have learned that when a newborn baby holds, with its little hand, his father's finger, it has trapped him for the rest of his life.
--almost everybody has at one point or another attested to this, that being in the presence of a new-born is always therapy...always enlightens the darkest of faces, lightens every burden, forgives every shortcoming.

I have learned that a man has the right and obligation to look down at another man, only when that man needs help to get up from the ground.
--in simple negative words, do not look down at other people...you're not the best of everything.

Say always what you feel, not what you think. If I knew that today is the last time that that I am going to see you asleep, I would hug you with all my strength and I would pray to the Lord to let me be the guardian angel of your soul.
-- saying what you feel instead of what you think, i think, means that whatever you say, you should think twice over, and then determine whether you FEEL that after saying that, you'd be ok and not feel guilty or irked or bothered or something. Say how you feel towards other people, do not think how they'd perceive you afterwards. The thing is, they might even think you were man enough to go up to them and tell them the truth they never knew.

If I knew that these are the last moments to see you, I would say 'I love you'.
-- regrets always come at the end of the road.

There is always tomorrow, and life gives us another opportunity to do things right, but in case I am wrong, and today is all that is left to me, I would love to tell you how much I love you & that I will never forget you.
-- see above. :)

Tomorrow is never guaranteed to anyone, young or old. Today could be the last time to see your loved ones, which is why you mustn't wait; do it today, in case tomorrow never arrives. I am sure you will be sorry you wasted the opportunity today to give a smile, a hug, a kiss, and that you
were too busy to grant them their last wish.
--same thing, although longer and more wordy.

Keep your loved ones near you; tell them in their ears and to their faces how much you need them and love them. Love them and treat them well; take your time to tell them 'I am sorry'; 'forgive me', 'please', 'thank you'.
-- again, it is emphasized, that you shouldn't wait until your last breath to let people know how you feel about them. as long as you have the strength, the words, and the actions to let them know, then do it.

Show your friends and loved ones how important they are to you.
-- never simplier said.

Send this letter to those you love. If you don't do it today...tomorrow will be like yesterday, and if you never do it, it doesn't matter either, the moment to do it is now.
--- that's why i posted this... :)


Lethally Pointy Heels

Fortunately for me, it was payday last Friday, and so I have a chance to finally, buy a new pair of shoes for office wear. Hehe.

I was using an old pair of fairly flat shoes which, is really on the brink of breaking down, the only thing that’s holding it all together is the fabulous insoles. So I decided to go out last Saturday and take an unplanned tour of the nearest shopping mall, and hey, found a pair I can work with.

I walked around for let’s say, 30-40 minutes, determined to hunt down a nice pair of heels that can actually fit into my budget. I was feeling ok because I was at the same time getting some exercise into my system. I usually brisk-walk when I’m alone so as to fend off observing eyes as mine, still being alert of potential buys.

So I finally went to the department store area, because I was getting this funny feeling that the trend of shoes I was looking at at the boutiques were a bit too much for my feet structure. Finally came across a nice pair and immediately turned it over to look at the price tag. Voila! Fits right
into my budget.

I didn’t opt for really high heels, but when I tried ‘em on, I felt – towering! Even asked the saleslady if it was too high for me. And as we all would expect, the reply was, “No ma’am. They look great. Are you going to get that?”

Funny, because I got used to flats for about 2 months and it felt like I was walking on 3-inch heels. But they’re actually just about 2 inches – which was already quite great with slacks and even with skirts. It wasn’t too flashy, just a basic black leather pair, just with really pointy heels.

I’ve called these kinds the lethally pointy heels because back in college, we had this inside joke that stilettos on me can be fairly lethal. With my temper and all.

Took a picture of it with a cute alienic thing dangling over. Hehe.

Friday, February 15, 2008

A Post-Valentine's Day Post

Wohkay... Just got off the phone with my guy and aside from the fact that he's a little feverish right now, he's OK...

He's in a mall in Davao City right now, eating lunch... I told him in one of those wait-a-minute kind of moments that he's actually in one of the places we loved walking around in when we were in high school. He sounded fascinated. Just imagine, you're right...

there sitting in one of the restaurants that your girlfriend used to eat in. Cool, eh?

Anyhow, he's planning on clarifying whether he'd go through with the travel-to-my-friend's-town kinda thing, and I think he's too stumped right now to even push through with it. I just feel a little sad that I can't take care of him right when he's feeling a little sick. Last night he told me he felt like he has a fever. I think that fever will really push it's way up his skin today. Oh I hope he goes back home and take a good rest. I just wish I was there for him.

Let's change topics. As I'm typing this, I'm feeling a little, ummmm, how should I term it, excited? Well, not really excited excited, but I'd like the hours of today to go by really fast 'coz it's payday today and as what I told my guy last night, I wanted to buy new shoes. Not because I just wanted to, but because I need to. My office shoes are already in pieces. The only thing holding it together is the insole... haha... Crazy. And if possible, I'd like a digicam too.




Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's day today, and everybody's question is "Who is your Valentine?"

Well, who is my Valentine? Hmmm. Intrigued? No need. A lot of people in my workplace sort of has the same comment - I look good. Oh really? I think I know why.

In some of my previous posts in this blog, I actually was blabbering about this guy. This and that. Whatever and whatever. He used to be my ex. And for some reason, we got back together. Crazy, isn't it? We {the two of us} sometimes think it's a little puzzling, funny, silly, crazy, or some other word that works the same. Yeah, it got so berserk at a point or two. But - only God knows - we're now a "we" again.

Hmmmm, so what's in it for us today? Nothing. Phone calls. If we get lucky, then maybe emails. We're in different islands right now for crying out loud! He's working, I'm working. We miss each other. We just can't fly off and see each other. But hey, maybe a little distance every once in a while might do us some good.

Anyway, he's coming here, maybe on the 19th. So...

Go figure.



Another EMAIL Hoax...

I usually open my emails first before going on with work for the day, and guess what I received today. An Email Scam/Spoof/Hoax. Goodness. Do they really actually fool people with these? Read on...

The email was from this person/s (so guys & gals, take note of that):
Ecowas Donation Lottery {info@donation.net}

And the email itself is this:


--
Fondazion Di Vittorio.

BATCH NO: (N-222-6747,E-900-56)

Congratulations as we bring to your notice, The Foundazion di Vittorio
has chosen you by the board of trustees as one of the final recipients
of a cash Grant/Donation for your own personal, educational, and business
development. To celebrate the 30th anniversary program, We are giving
out a yearly donation of US$900,000.00 to 40 lucky recipients, as
charitydonations/aid from the VittorioFoundation, ECOWAS, EU and the
UNO in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament. which is part of our
promotion To file for your claim you are to fill out below information
and send it to the Payment Remitance Office Via their email contact
address:

1.FULL NAMES: ............................................
2.ADDRESS: ...............................................
3.SEX: ...................................................
4.AGE: ...................................................
5.MARITAL STATUS: ........................................
6.OCUPATION: .............................................
7.E-MAIL ADDRESS: ........................................
8.TELEPHONE NUMBER: .......................................
9.COUNTRY..................................................

After the Form Understated been fill,You are to forwarded it to the
payment Remitance office in West Africa,Below is Their contact
information so as to speed up the processing of your claim as soon as
possible.you are to contact the Remitant Officer via Email for more
info.

(Payment Remitance Contact)
Mr.Barin White
Email: payinoffice@yahoo.com.hk
Tell :+234 80 7425 2483
Tell :+234 80 7425 2483
Tell :+234 80 7425 2483
Fax :+234 80 7425 2483

Best Regards.
Mr. Carlo Ghezzi
Foundation President


So there, please be careful with these types of email... They're usually things people do just to get money from other people... Crazy.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I have an Impending Headache.

After almost half a day talking to the phone, maybe an hour reading emails and replying, and another few minutes deciding what to do next, I actually have an impending headache. By impending headache I must've meant that my headache is at it's initiation point, it's just about to start. You can...

actually feel the throbs starting and trying to make me feel that "Hey, I am a headache. And I am going to inflict pain on you just about now."

Goodness. This is crazy. The last thing I worked on in the provincial office just turned sour. They have just recommended an administrative hearing, and it's all going berserk from thereon. That darn report may just be the key to an administrative hearing that can uncover several other "anomalies" and it's driving me nuts. Even if I'm miles and miles away from that office, I feel the effect because now, they're trying to put the blame on me for not discussing my findings with the auditee.

Which is crazy! Because in the first place, while that report was ongoing investigation, my superior told me not to discuss with the person involved because it might bring about certain "complications" and now, she's saying the whole thing blew out of proportion because I didn't discuss it with the people. Good lord, what the heck does she really want?!

I really can't blame her for being so fickle-minded, but please, stop blaming me for doing my darn job! --> When I do my job, she blames me for whatever wrong happens next, and when I don't do my job, she also gets angry because she says I'm not doing anything. Can someone please clarify this?! I'm starting to get fed up.




Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Won an iPhone?!

I have no recollection of even joining a contest for an iPhone, let alone a named contest like the Cadbury Sweepstakes.

I was just wondering because I just received an email saying that I have received, thru my PayPal account, a billing for handling fees of $24 via UPS. It also says that I have

allegedly won an iPhone thru a Cadbury Sweepstakes I don't remember joining. I didn't even receive a confirmation email about winning such a thing {or it may have gone into my spam folder which I empty out of instinct!}.

Can someone verify this information please? I do think this is a hoax, but I'd rather be sure.

Besides, $24 is a big amount.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Bet Oprah Couldn't Do That!

Have you in your craziest state of mind, tried or even thought of trying to eat a piece of dog food? Well, heck, I haven't, but Ellen did - on national television.

This is kind of redundant to say the least, but I was just really fascinated that Ellen Degeneres was so, well, into it that she just popped a piece of dog food right into her mouth and crunched away! Even said that "This is not bad." It just made me wonder, because of her antics, I believe a lot of people can identify with her as a host - and a good one at that for being able to completely relate to her audience by letting them feel that she's one of them. Not the typical "I'm the host, so I shouldn't be doing anything like that." kind of thing. I know you get what I mean.

Anyway, I'm a little bored right now, and I really don't want to dive right into my auditing work just yet. I have this heavy feeling in my tummy right now, so maybe I'd just take a look around the blogging world for a while and read a few more posts that what I usually do. I also leave comments when I feel like doing so, and so, no need to worry.

eek

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Dori of Finding Nemo

Did you watch Finding Nemo? I’m sure you liked Dori… Haha.. She was so cute with that memory loss thing…Well, she’s Ellen Degeneres.

I was watching the season 5 premiere of Ellen’s show, and the heck. She was so good. I find her to be a better host than Oprah {no offense!}.

I find the premiere enjoyable because of Ellen’s natural knack for making jokes. She’s got this original humor that very few people tend to be able to generate on their own and maintain for that matter. And they had this game Which Bitch is Rich? Haha, real nice. And oh, she ate a piece of crunchy dog food. Bet Oprah couldn’t do that.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

the 4,000 mark

V'been blogging for a while now, and I've noticed that traffic to my blog has dwindled a bit... Maybe because I posted less as time passed by, but heck, I've reached some kind of milestone!

According to my counter, there has already been 4,006 visits to this blog as I'm typing this (excluding my visits, of course)...

And the visitors came from 100+ countries already! Wow. That should have been nice if I only knew how to convert site visits into money properly/correctly. So far, no good feedback from my adsense ads, and I've stopped making posts to pay-per-post-like sites because there are times when they ask for posts and my mind just kind of closes up. Hmm. Something in my brain. Anyway...

I think, since I'm in a different environment now, I'm back where I first started my blogging "career", I can make up for lost time and internet connection and update my blogs regularly - again.

So, cheers to The Blue Speckled Diary for having 4,000+ visits, and hope to have more visits added to that in a few days. See ya!


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Pinoy Young Adult's Survey

I presume gawa 'to ng isang Pinoy guy... hehehe

1. bakit ang babae ang dami tanong?
- oy, depende yun kung sinong kausap...

2. Ano ang pinag uusapan nyo sa loob ng comfort room?
- depende pa rin kung sinong kausap at kung anong unang topic na na-open...
pero kung office CR, e di syempre, "official" things only

3. Ano meron sa Kikay Bag?
- kikay stuff?

4.Nakapasok na ba kayo sa guy's cr?
- Oo... hehe

5. Hindi ba kayo nagsasawa sa iced tea?
- hindi, bakit, kelangan bah?

6. Ano ang feeling ng tinititigan kayo?
- hmm, weird. sagwa lalo pag pangit ang nakatitig... :)

7. Eh yung may ibang klaseng titig?
- yay! yoko...

8. Do you really keep secrets?
- kinda...

9. Bakit galit kayo ke Kris Aquino?
- hindi ako galit sa kanya per se...minsan OA kasi eh

10. Bakit gustong gusto niyo ang 'a walk to remember'?
- typical idealistic romance kasi.. tragic ending though

11. Bakit pag tumingin kami sa nude, malaswa na kami?
- kasi we know what you're thinking!

12. Ano pa ba?
- ewan sa yo

13. Bakit mataray kayo minsan?
- eh bakit ba?

14. Bakit kayo nagpupuyat?
- trip lang

15. Ano gusto niyong sagot ng guy pag tinatanong kayo kung 'payat or mataba' ba aku?
- di nalang ako nagtatanong, alam ko naman anong sagot eh

16. Bakit ang tagal ng babaeng gumamit ng banyo?
- kasi, mas complicated body parts namin.

17. Bakit kailangan na in groups?
- kayo din naman ah!

18. Bakit mahilig kau sa pink?
- oy hindi lahat..

19. Bakit ang hilig tumili ng mga babae?
- excuse me, meron ding lalaking tumitili.

20. Bakit kayo moody?
- minsan lang naman...

21. Mahilig kau magpalibre?
- ay syempre... para tipid!

22.Ano ang definition niyo ng makulit?
- parang ako miinsan. lalo na pag may gustong malaman.

23. Hindi talaga kau nagsasawa sa iced tea?
- kulit ka rin ano?

24. Kayo lng ba may karapatan gumamit ng lip balm?
- hindi, sino bang may sabing wag kayong gumamit?

25. Mabango ba talaga ang clinique happy?
- ok lang.. pero it's not at the top of the pedestal...

26. bakit defensive kau madalas?
- depende naman yan sa itinatanong at sa nagtatanong

27. Ano ang ibig sabihin ng 'di maxado'?
- obvious bah? ano ba ibang ibig sabihin nyan?!

28. ng 'ewan ko sau'?
- wag kang tanga.

29. 'bahala ka'?
- yun na. bahala ka.

30. 'k lng'?
- ah, eto... depende kung anong mood... usually, literal yan - ok lang. minsan naman, pag medyo salubong na ang kilay o kaya eh nakataas ang isa.. ay, hindi ok kahit sabihing ok lang...

31. 'huwag mo ako kausapin'?
- usually, literal din lalo na pag ako ang nagsabi... hehe

32. 'wala lang'?
- meron akong iniisip na later eh dapat mong i-confirm or i-deny

33. 'basta'?
- usually kadugtong 'to nung "wala lang" eh... meaning... hala, watch out!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Lawmakers Vote on Motion to Declare Speakership Vacant

Members of the Congress spent hours and hours last night (Feb 4) voting and explaining their respective votes regarding the motion to declare the speakership vacant – meaning, they were voting to vacate JDV’s position as Speaker of the House.

Before this votation was the privilege speech of JDV that lasted just about 59 minutes wherein he voiced out his emotions and other thoughts including the notion that this move of Nograles to have him kicked out of speakership is all a plot to get back at him for what his son Joey did to the First Family, that is, instigated that the First Gentleman was involved in the well publicized ZTE scandal.


Some of the votes I heard while patiently watching the very tedious session were as follows:

  • Tony Boy Cuenco: “a vigorous NO!”
  • Datumanong: {I forgot, sorry…}
  • Zamboanga City Rep: “affirmative”
  • Actor Danny Hernandez: ‘wag naman nating baliwalain ang ating mga neophyte Congressmen and women” – {he forgot to say his vote because of his ‘speech’ but it was a YES}
  • Pablo Garcia: “with sadness and regret, I vote YES”
  • Rexlon Gatchalian: “…of Valenzuela took chances with this 29-year-old versus a political veteran….status quo doesn’t work well…with this Valenzuelano….my vote is YES”
  • Rolio Golez: “the movant didn’t even explain why he wanted to move the position vacant…my vote goes with the monirity – I ABSTAIN”

Also present in the session were JDV’s spouse, Manay Gina and his son Joey.

{Feb 5: Right now, the Speaker of the House is Nograles.}

Money Changers in the Airport

It’s currently 11:05am as I’m composing this, waiting for our flights boarding. I’m right here inside a coffee shop, thinking that there might be WiFi, but the heck, there isn’t. Not even the weakest signal. And I realized, my laptop requires an adapter. Wehehe.

Anyway, being my usual self, I spend my waiting time watching other people, and even when I’m not auditing, some things just sometimes reveal itself.

There was this guy, wearing the “usual” flowery shirt and pants, the typical get up for

people who find some kind of work in airports welcoming or ushering people or something to that effect. I thought he had a job in this coffee shop, but to my surprise – well, no better word, but I guess I wasn’t really surprised – he took out a wad of bills from his pocket, foreign bills because they looked nothing like the local Philippine money, and walked towards a table of chinky-eyed people and talked in hushed tones while discreetly showing the bills to the foreigners. Hmmm… It was looking a little interesting. And so I continued spying.

The guy who definitely works for the coffee shop by clearing out tables and offering the service lighter – lighters are not allowed to be sold in the airport – caught me looking intently at what this flowered-shirt guy was doing. And on this guy’s way out of the coffee shop, the service-lighter guy tapped him on his shoulder murmured something, looked at me, and bade a discreet goodbye to flower-shirt guy. Well, well, well… Looked a little fishy, but I was in no mood to go for fuss.

So, ATTENTION TO AIRPORT AUTHORITIES: Would you kindly look onto this matter? Something tells me this is one of those modus operandi that our beloved ingenious colleagues sometimes device just to make extra money. So please, lets do something before al our airports are rumored to be syndicate-laden.

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