Sunday, December 27, 2009

end of the year

the year is about to end, and im changing my header.

i believe my life is no longer in a box. rather i wanted to live a life outside the box.
enough of the comfortable journey. time to test the water and set the ship on sail.

i hope, this is it.
What Makes a Good Blog?
Focus, personality and reader comments are key to building an audience, say popular bloggers
By William Kraska Spring 2005 : Articles
copied from: http://marshallisboss.blogspot.com/

The Internet contains nearly 3 million active blogs, according to one recent count, with topics ranging from politics to movies, to food, to the emotional ramblings of high-school teens.

With so many blogs, how does one become popular? What qualities will distinguish a blog from the massive congestion in the blogosphere?

Blogs become successful because of specificity and passion, according to Kevin Donahue, co-creator of Fanblogs, a college football blog described by Forbes.com as the best blog dedicated to a single sport.

“Repeat visitors feel an ownership and loyalty to the blog. They will police comments, pointing out when someone is out of line.”

“Have a single focus about a topic you really enjoy, and put a little of yourself into it,” he says. Fanblogs prospers because college football already has a loyal fan base. “And that passion translates into a loyal readership.”

Reader comments are a significant factor in blog popularity, according to several bloggers. Hart Brachen, creator of the snarky, ironic blog The Soxaholix says, “People who leave comments build the community aspect that really helps a site become more than just one blogger writing into space. Comments let you know what’s working and what’s not, and inspire you to keep at it.”

Daniel Kasman, a writer for the popular film discussion blog MilkPlus, agrees. Posted comments will keep a blog “fresh and full of discourse,” he says.

Lockhart Steele, the managing editor of blog publisher Gawker Media, says that after a blog develops an audience, readers will submit tips and fact-check stories. They basically “do all of the work for you.”

Dedicated readers also keep a blog’s integrity in check. “Repeat visitors feel an ownership and loyalty to the blog,” observes Fanblogs’ Donahue. “They will police comments, pointing out when someone is out of line.”

But before a blog is able to rely on its readers to help it succeed, a blogger must sometimes wait months, or even years, before a regular following develops. While some bloggers believe that they’re going to attract regular commenters within days of launching their blogs, Holiday of Fanblogs says, “it doesn’t happen like that.”

Modifying a quote from the movie “Field of Dreams,” he says: “If you build it, they will come … slowly.”

Saturday, November 7, 2009

silence



in our lives, we get distracted by a lot of noise everyday.

but there are days where silence prevails.
in those days, we get to think a lot and rationalize.

this is it.

this is it!


after the general meeting with the store management team and the crews, i went straight to the cinema to catch the late screening of the documentary movie of mj entitled, THIS IS IT!

Ive heard about raving reviews about this film and i wanted to see it myself. after seeing it, i cant help but agree. it is really nice. this film give me more doubts about micheal jackson's death. is he really dead?? personally, i think he is not. i believe it was his way of gracefully exiting the limelight and start with his personal private life. well, if that is the case, he did a very good job. :)

anyways, about the movie, i find it very inspiring. in a way, people respect mj a lot when it comes to music and dancing. he's an icon. an idol in that sense. and one this i noticed about him, he is really passionate about the thing he does. and i really admire him for that. and notice the humility of this person. its really amazing. whew.

i wanted to be that humble and passionate.

watch it on big screen guys. it feels like getting your own front seat ticket at an mj concert. :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

the other side of the coin

its really an eye opener to hear the other side of the story.

a lot of times in our lives, when we feel hurt and betrayed, we tend to focus on our own side of the story. and we sometimes totally ignore the other side of the coin.

its been a long time and healing has took its place to soothe the hurts and the pain. but telling the story in another dimension now made me think about the past and consider the other side of the coin.

in whatever reason things happened between us, i just wish you one thing, happiness.

jonats!

last nov 1, i had the chance to spend the night with a good old friend. i went to angeles city to meet jonats. its been 3-4 years since the last time i got to talk to this guy. apparently, there has been a lot of changes in our lives that took us the whole night talking about those things.

we went to eat street foods and have 2 bottles each at nepo. then spent a lot of time walking and talking around angeles city. we even went for a 4am walk around a private cemetery. it was my first time to do such a thing.

it was really a fun filled night. except for the side drama, it was totally awesome! :)

till next time dude. hahaha

for the record, you cried. not me. hahaha

Sunday, November 1, 2009

bc day!

had a busy day today! :) whew!

this week has been filled with work and work and work and lots and lots of laughter! :)

last thursday to saturday, i had the opportunity to work again with my training store. i missed that store so much! i learned a lot from that store. the people are very accommodating. from the team members to the managers. this time, i went back with my team members from my own store. we had a blast! the experience was awesome for the team. and they really had great bonding time together! as in bonding to the max!

after the 3 day event, i went home for the all saints day. whew. busy day at the store. my load wallet was depleted! now, its 9pm and people are still coming in! still a long day ahead.

Monday, October 26, 2009

song that gives me chills

People say that I'm a fool, Well I don't know
At least I found out what it takes to be strong
I was dreaming all day long, A drifting cloud
With eyes wide open, I would choose not to see

Now I don't want to see you anymore
Don't want to be the one to play your game
Not even if you smile your sweetest smile
Not even if you beg me darling please

Say good morning to the world, I hope you like it
take good care of all those things that we have
I've been looking for a way for to long now
seems like everything must come to an end

Time after time nothing that I can do
Knowing your ways and loving your ways
But not getting through at all
Day after day leaving the past behind
Coming to terms with stitches and burns and
Learning to fly again.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

new work

i want a new job.
yoko na sa work ko.
kakabobo. hahaha


new job. period.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

a day with friends

yesterday, i got the chance to meet up with high school friends namely crismel, denmark, yhang and archie. i haven't seen them for 11 years!! i feel like a balikbayan during lunch coz i don't know a single topic they are talking about! hahaha so what happened is, they kept on updating me about the past 11 years. soooo many stories! i missed a lot! hahaha
we had a 2 hour session of videoke and had more chat at starbucks! :)

after the meeting with high school friends, time to meet bestfriends and my lovely inaanak.
haya has grown so fast and sweet! she kept kissing me but all i got is her saliva! hahaha :)
talked about life and business. :)

went home at around 11pm. whew. what a day! :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

opportunities

lately, i have been presented with a lot of opportunities.
but then again, i know that, not all opportunities are for me.
i have to choose. and i have to choose wisely.

Monday, October 19, 2009

humble beginnings

everything starts from humble beginnings.

lately, i have been dreaming a lot of things.
wishing to fulfill every single goal for me and my parents.
there are many distractions for those dreams but then again, i have to fight for them.

start small. and let it grow overtime...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

wonderful weekend

last friday, we were given a two day rest day on sat and sun.
this was something unexpected. and im glad they did.
i decided to enjoy the two day rest with friends.
doing what we love to do.. chatting, shopping, reading, watching and eating!

a lot of times i missed their company. but as i've said, life goes on.
there are things in life that does not stay, no matter how beautiful they are.
so just treasure them while you have them, and bid goodbye when the time comes.
and tell yourself, life goes on..

good morning folks! :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

playing hard

there are things we do in life that starts with playing.
laro-laro lang sa umpisa.. pusoy dos lang sa cards..
tapos..
habang kalaunan.. nagiging totoo ang laro..
the next thing we know..

na-pusoy na tayo...


ganyan yata talaga ang buhay.

ang laro...nagiging totoo...

samantalang ang totoo... madalas, pinaglalaruan.
hay buhay.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

dreaming big

im starting to dream again.

in the past years, i have been contented with the small things i have for myself.
now, i realized, i forgot my childhood dreams. and im starting to revive them now.

this is just the start of forever.

Monday, October 12, 2009

loading

one of the first tip in starting new business is to simply start small. something that will ignite the entrepreneurial spirit inside you. so i decided a small loading business. something very small. that anyone can try.

let the journey begin.

looking for someone

looking for someone to be special in your life is really a tiring task.
for me its one of the hardest thing to do in this life.
or maybe, just maybe, im not destined to meet the right one.

sigh.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

halik

nakatikim ka na ba ng halik?

ung halik na lasang adobo...



na habang tumatagal ay lalong sumasarap?
hahaha adik!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

food!!

these are some of the food i prepared for the ncII assessment exam. :) hehehe






making life complicated

i have a job. but i do want to have a business. its one of my goal in life.
to be a businessman. to be an entrepreneur and create jobs for the people.
that is the goal.

but then again finding my own niche in this business world is a tough job.
but i wanna start small. and allow the entrepreneur spirit to grow.
this will be my first challenge. :)

wish me luck!

Friday, October 9, 2009

appreciation

have you ever felt that even if you give everything to a person, there will always be something missing and your efforts end up unappreciated?

its just frustrating when this situation happens to you with the people who are most valuable to you. you give the whole you, the whole 100% to them, and to them? its not enough. you could have done better. you have been this. you could have been that. why can't you be like him or her?

SHIT!

i am a person and i have my own values and i do have a functioning mind! why do you have to compare me to someone else?!


sometimes its really frustrating to be the only son.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

GoNegosyo


this is one of my favorite book for now! reading one chapter a day gives me a lot of things running in my mind. this book is a must read! 199Php only at all leading bookstore nationwide.

guys. this is a great book. don't miss reading this one. :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

personal website

i wanna make my own personal website.
as a computer science major, i know its not that easy to set up one.

i have to make my research.

pinoy big brother quote #1

sa buhay natin,
kailangan nating mamili.
mamili sa kung ano ang importante.
mamili sa kung ano ang mahalaga...

- big brother

friendship or sex?

i say friendship.

sex? that can wait.

discipline

discipline is what i lack.
discipline is what i need.



things are about to change.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

passed!

im done with the commercial cooking assessment ncII this afternoon. and thank god i passed!
whew. its been a long and tiring day. cooked a total of 11 dishes. so tired yet happy. :)

thanks to all who stand by me in this! :)

chef mads, thanks to your help! :)

- chef jaypee. :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

commercial cooking ncII

hey guys!

two days from now, i'll be taking my certification exam on commercial cooking. soooo excited!
wish me luck!! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

personality test

Read on, this is very interesting! Don't be overly sensitive! The following is pretty accurate and it only takes 2 minutes. Take this test for yourself and send it to your friends.

Don't peek but begin the test as you scroll down and answer.

Answer for who you are now...... not who you were in the past.

Have pen or pencil and paper ready. This is a real! Test given by the Human Relations Dept. at many of the major corporations today. It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and prospective employees. It's only 10 Simple questions, so..... Grab a pencil and
paper, keeping track of your letter answers to each question.


Ready??

Begin...

1. When do you feel you’re best?
a) In the morning
b) during the afternoon &and early evening
c) late at night

2. You usually walk...
a) fairly fast, with long steps
b) fairly fast, with little steps
c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
d) less fast, head down
e) very slowly

3. When talking to people you...
a) Stand with your arms folded
b) have your hands clasped
c) have one or both your hands on your hips
d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with...
a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
b) your legs crossed
c) your legs stretched out or straight
d) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with...
a) big appreciated laugh
b) a laugh, but not a loud one
c) a quiet chuckle
d) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you...
a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted......
a) welcome the break
b) feel extremely irritated
c) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most?
a) Red or orange
b) black
c) yellow or light blue
d) green
e) dark blue or purple
f) white
g) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are....
a) stretched out on your back
b) stretched out face down on your stomach
c) on your side, slightly curled
d) with your head on one arm
e) with your head under the covers


10. You often dream that you are...
a) falling
b) fighting or struggling
c) searching for something or somebody
d) flying or floating
e) you usually have dreamless sleep
f) your dreams are always pleasant
POINTS:


1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1
10. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1

Now add up the total number of points.

OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should "handle with
care." You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely
dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't
always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly
volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to
make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold
and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes
chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because
of the excitement you radiate.

41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming,
amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in
the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go
to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and
understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful &
practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not
a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's
extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty
in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your
trust In your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get
over if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They
see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder.
It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this
reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and
indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone
else to make the decisions & who doesn't want to get involved with
anyone or anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist.
Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that
you aren't.




respect and positions

as a manager of one of the promising food chain in the country, i am meeting a lot of managers with different kind of personality.

today, i met one manager who is asking to be respected simply because she is a manager.
i used to know this manager. way back in the past. so im used to call her by the first name.
one time i simply asked "where is tooooooooot?"
but one person actually heard me say that and told her that im not addressing her as mam.

whew. big issue.

when i said that statement, i am sure, 100% sure, that i don't have any malicious intentions of lambasting her name or her position. i mean, people! what is MAM or SIR or BOSS added to your name?? hays.

i am a leader as well. a teacher. and now a manager. but never in my entire life that people who do not address me as SIR or PROF or BOSS got me offended. I never use my position to gain respect to my subordinate. i believe it is more on being secure for who you are and for what you can do.

salutations does not make you a better person. it only makes the sound of your name pleasing to the ears. but how about the person? are you pleasing to the lives of your people?

be secure. do not be contented that people will address you sir or mam because you are in a position. I TELL YOU, it is sweeter to your ears if people will attach these salutations to your name out of their respect for who you really are. try it. its addictive.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

life's mess

a lot of times, i thought of the mess we create in our lives. but lately, i realized that life itself is a big mess. gosh.

there are times that i wanted to cry out loud just to release the stress and the tension building up inside my head. day after day after, a lot of things will crowd my mind and mess with it. how i wish i have a thought filter and just like an antivirus, i can just simply turn it on and put it to a maximum level. but then again, in real life, there is only chance for every moment. so lesson learned? make the most out of it.

its been a challenge for me to stay calm lately. i have to admit that a lot of things are bothering me. but i guess i just need to awaken the jp in me. hays. here goes my never ending challenging life...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

in my life



i watched the movie last night alone at sm robinson's starmills pampanga.

i noticed, nilangaw ba talaga ang movie na ito?? nasaan na ang mga vilmanians???

i thought it will be a great hit for several reason:
1. its a vilma film.
2. its john lloyd. wala pa akong nakitang pelikula ni lloydy na nagflop yata.
3. its something different. hindi ba dapat madami ang susuporta ng film na ito? (hmm... or ayaw manood ng iba dyan kasi ayaw mahalata? hmmm... magdala na lang kayo ng colt 45 sa loob ng sinehan! hahaha)

anyways, isa lang masasabi ko sa film. BITIN!! as in, in all aspects. ang dami kasing nilagay na elements namely
1. problem ni vilma with ex husband na hindi naman nilinaw bakit?
2. problem ni vilma with her 3 children na hindi rin malinaw bakit ganun nia tratuhin?
3. hindi na develop ng matino ang plot ng story ni john lloyd at lucky.
4. bakit moving on si vilma? dahil sa work? dahil sa asawa? dahil saan?????
5. may attitude problem si vilma. BAKET?????
6. napaka-unreasonable ni vilma towards lloydy sa film. di rin talaga dinevelop yung part na un.

ang feeling eh, para kang nagbasa ng harry potter na book then nanood ka ng film. yun. kulang. bitin. dami kailangan to fill in the gap. ganun.

the acting was fair. the story material was good. sana nagfocus na lang sa one aspect at dinevelop ng matino ang story. i find the gay bar scene irelevant sa film. para lang ipagdikdikan na bading sila, kailangan magpunta sa gay bar. sayang ang tape. sayang ang budget for that. hehehe anyway, medyo disappointed ako kasi malalaking stars ang kasama not to mention magaling talaga ang director at ang film outfit.

score ko? 6/10.

mas maganda pa rin ang AND I LOVE YOU SO. magaling na umarte si bea dun. :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

sharing




just want to share this picture to you guys! :D

miracle!!


More than a month ago, mom had a check up regarding her frequent UTI problem. The doctor recommended an ultrasound and they found out later on that she has several kidney stones on varying sizes. So the doctor gave her medication and told her to return after a month.

She religiously took her medicines and we did a lot of prayers. After a month, she went back to have her ultrasound and guess what? The doctor was actually surprised to see the ultrasound result! NOT A SINGLE KIDNEY STONE APPEARED IN THE ULTRASOUND! The doctor’s exact words are “Ang galing mo naman! San nagpunta mga bato mo?? Nagtago???” and mom simply said, “mas magaling doctor ko kasi nawala ang mga bato ko.” Whew.

Now, I believe this is all about the answered prayer. We had a problem, we face the problem and had her medication, but we did it with high hopes and fervent prayer.

Now this is what we call FAITH WORKS!

maturity



A lot of times, people would tell me that I am a very mature person when it comes to decision making and life dispositions. But lately, I’m beginning to realize that I have my own share of immaturity.

When I started my new work, I consider myself newbie. I started with zero knowledge and learned little by little. To me, I don’t consider this immaturity. No, this is NOT immaturity. I’m still learning the craft that’s why its understandable to act a little immature at work.

What’s my point? There is this one area that I should be acting so mature and yet I tolerate it like a child who does not know what I’m doing. BAD! Its been months? Worst years that im doing this and im not benefiting a single thing from it. All I get from it is heartaches and emotional trouble! Now I am being immature in this area! And I hate it! ACT YOUR AGE JP!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

hell week

akala ko wala nang hell week sa bagong buhay ko. nagkamali pala ako. hahaha

whew. patayang sked na ito. duty, exam, duty, binyagan, aral, revalida! putek!

kaya ko ito!! :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

farm town!!


hooray! good morning philippines!!

this little guy above is really keeping me busy these past few days! hehehe thanks to rod for teaching me this game and making my life very unproductive and miserable. hahaha

anyway, i was so hooked with facebook's farmtown and i cant stop playing this game! hahaha
last friday, i was at level 4 in the morning and guess what level i am before i went to bed friday night... 10! haha adik no?

catch you guys later! magsasaka muna ako! :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

bad trip

nakakaasar!

wala na ba talagang mga sincere na tao sa mundo ngayon????
makikipagkaibigan ka tapos sa kahulian puro kalokohan lang pala lahat.
mas masaklap pa dun, puro walang kwentang libog lang pala ang habol.
punyeta.

bakit ba kayo nageexist???

grrrrrrrrrr.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

random blog reading

was doing some random blog walk and i happened to discover site of TL.

and i read a line there in his blog that caught my attention.. and i quote..

"Sometimes, you just have to put a period on something that has to end, and not just settle on a comma. Because time will come, you'll realize that it's nicer to see a complete sentence, rather than seeing a phrase that's completely hanging and doesn't even make any sense..."

so what can you say eh?

doing something good

i was reading marketmanila's blog and i was reminded of my dream to do something that will have a greater social impact. for the last few months, i was focusing on my career and what to do with my life. and i believe its about time that i need to think about working on this one.

something big but not to extravagant. something good but not too good to be true. something helpful but not too much..



think jp.. think.

reading blogs!

i missed reading my favorite blogs!! grrrrrrrrrr!

i don't have time to read all those blogs i used to read before!
and i am really sad about it.

i need to do something with my schedule.
this can't be happening!

value for money


money! money! money!

for seven years, i was part of a university's teaching force. there's not much money in that place but i can say that money comes in a relatively easy way. when i say easy way, there is minimal physical stress involved in my work. during those times, i was taking good care of my finances. (sometimes i don't hehe) anyway.. my point is that, during those times, i know how to value money.

now that i am a part of another field, i can say that the way i value and look at money now is really revolutionary. its really a humbling experience for me to go into this field and actually earn just enough for yourself. when my friends ask me about my finances, i just tell them, lets not talk about it. its damn hard to really earn money on this field. but on the brighter side, i now value money more and become a wiser spender. whew.

that's what im thinking during those times that im physically tired and stressed.
so help me god. whew.

Friday, July 31, 2009

kenny at roxas


i was at kenny rogers roasters roxas blvd yesterday!

went there as part of my training. we did our first store audit. whew.
standards! standards! standards! whew.
it was fun though. :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

eto na ako ngayon..


heto ngayon ang kasama ko umaga, tanghali, gabi...

dahil dito na ako nagwowork. :)

kitakits!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

whoa!



i wanna watch this live! when are they coming to the Philippines?

Monday, March 30, 2009

random tots

kailangan kong mag-aral pero... nahahyper ako!! di tuloy ako makaconcentrate sa binabasa ko!

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sa buhay, napatunayan kong ang dame mong options talaga! kaw na lang talaga ang pipili sa tamang paglulugaran mo. kaya dapat, think and choose wisely!


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akala ko wala akong graduating students this semester, meron pala! buti na lang tapos na akong magcheck ng lahat. whew.

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pag meron na akong pera, gusto ko din magpa-alaga sa dermatologist. hindi naman sa kailangan ko talaga un dahil sa kapangitan, pero naisip ko, kailangan talaga din un para pangalagaan ung mukha at katawan mo. its just like pag-aalaga sau ng isang doctor. hindi tayo dapat nagpapadoctor lang pag may sakit na tayo, dapat we visit our doctors regularly. dats the reason why gusto ko ng work na merong magandang medical support. para naman ok ang health di ba? :)

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nakita ko ang website ni chico garcia, ung sa chico and delamar. hahaha tawa ako ng tawa dun sa THE TOP TEN nia. hahaha as in naiyak na ako sa kakatawa!

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excited ako ngayong gabi, kasi mag-gagawa kami ng baked tahong! whew! nice nice nice

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ang daldal ko! kasi nga hyper ako! ayoko na ng maxwell coffee. nahyper ako sobra. hehehe ahihihi

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naisip ko sia. napapagod na din ako sa kanya. dati naniwala ako na pede pa. baka mag work pa. pero ngayon, mukhang malabo na. wala na akong nararandaman sa kanya eh.

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natutuwa na ako sa facebook. ang dame ko kasing contacts. hahaha eh kasi naman kakahiyang manreject ng mga tao. naisip ko, pag naging teacher ka, eh talaga namang madami kang makikilala, sa ayaw mo't hindi. at wag ka. dahil dito ako nagtuturo (i mean sa bundok ako nagtuturo) aba ang mga kakilala ko, talaga namang naglipana. eto sasabihin ko sa inyo, never pa akong sumakay ng mrt na wala akong nakitang kakilala. kakatawa noh? kaya usually pag lumuwas ako ng manila, kailangan ready ka nang makipag hi and hello sa mga former students and friends. paano pa kaya pag dun na ako nagwork? ehem.

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excited na din ako sa june. di ko alam kung san na ako magwowork pero excited pa rin ako. so far, meron akong mga active job applications. pero hindi ko muna irereveal kung saan saan ang mga ito. tsaka na. pag makapagdecide na ako sa mga gagawin ko. hehehe kakatakot na kakaexcite. ganun ang feeling. pero sige lang. gusto ko pang makita kung ano pang pedeng ioffer ng mundong ito sa akin. :)

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after ng holy week, meron akong aatendan na workshop/training. its something na kakaiba sa field ko kaya hindi ko na muna rin irereveal. tsaka na pag tapos na at ipopost ko sa blog ko ang mga pinaggagagawa ko dun. hehehe soooo exciting!!

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bakit nga ba wala pa akong lovelife hanggang ngayon? next topic.

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sa sat luluwas kami. pupunta kami glorietta at magoovernite sa cavite. meaning madameng tahong!!! tsaka ginataang isda!!! tsaka coke!!! tsaka pizza!!! tsaka movie marathon!!! hahaha yan ang buhay. buhay baboy! hehehe

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musta na kaya si frienship ko na nagstart ng work sa manila nung monday? hehe kinakabahan daw sia pero wag ka, alam ko namang kayang kaya nia yun. sia pah! eh ang lupet ng credentials nia eh. anyway, sana oki. hehehe

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pumasa si rey sa 142!! yehey!!!

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pagod na ako. next time na lang. :)

Musta lovelife??

http://chicogarcia.wordpress.com/page/2/

September 2, 2008 → The Top Ten Answers To The Question, “Musta Na Lovelife?” - SC

  1. McMaki - “Eto, parang entry sa Morning Rush, hindi mapili-pili.”
  2. Jek Jek - “Eto, hinahanap pa rin ang hideout ng mga soulmate ko.”
  3. No name - “Bakit, kung sasabihin ko bang butata may magagawa ka?”
  4. Tammy - “Eto, parang epilepsy, pasumpong-sumpong…”
  5. Mnemonic - “Eto, parang ukay-ukay, 3 for 100 na nga lang, tinatawaran pa.”
  6. SC - “Eto, parang patis, ang daming gustong makisawsaw.”
  7. JP/Demeter/Jose de Vengenge/sabrinaileen/Astroboy/Mary Poppins/Tomba - “Eto, parang Coke, ZERO.”
  8. Cleng - “Eto, single…single parent.”
  9. Maynman - “Sinubukan ko na lahat: girl, boy, bakla, tomboy, wala talaga!”
  10. Fat_free - Sagot ng officemate ko tuwing may magtatanong sa kanya nito: “P*tang*na mo rin!”
  11. Miles - “Feeling ko ilang buwan pa, kaong na ito!”
  12. No name - “Eto, parang ikaw, hindi maganda.”
  13. Jun13 - “Eto, parang gobyerno, bulok.”
  14. Jun13/Kresha - “Eto, parang sinabawang gulay…makulay.”
  15. Malerna/Popsicle/SC/tata2818/billog/preternatural - “Eto, self-supporting.”
  16. Oceandip27 - “Eto, parang kaning bahaw, malamig.”
  17. Letskie - “Eto, parang pag-nguya ng chewing gum, sa una masarap, pagtagal nawawalan na ng lasa…ang sarap na iluwa.”
  18. Patrick - “Buti pa ang chemistry class ko, may lab.”
  19. Panulay - “Eto, parang pasko, once a year lang.”
  20. Kid Bukid - “Manong, bayad muna, bago lovelife!”
  21. YƱaki - “Will you shut up and let me breastfeed in peace?”
  22. Astroboy/Analyst - “Tulad ng sabi ng Friendster account ko, it’s complicated.”
  23. Twylyt - “Eto, ang lovelife ko, parang buhok mo…bagsak!”
  24. Josef - “Eto, parang face mo…ang pangit!”
  25. Dru - “Eto, parang taxi: bawal mamili, bawal mabakante, at bawal tumanggi pag may gusto sumakay!”
  26. TReiz - “It’s like a vacuum cleaner, it sucks.”
  27. Twylyt - “Eto, parang mga kuko mo sa paa…patay!”
  28. Jollibee - “Eto, parang palitaw, lulubog, lilitaw.”
  29. Gothicx313 - “Eto, parang buhok mo sa kilikili, magulo!”
  30. MMC - “Eto, parang funeraria, walang kabuhay-buhay!”
  31. Baloy/Mang Jose - “Ano, gusto mo suntukan na lang!”
  32. No name - “Eto, taken…taken for granted!”
  33. No name - “Eto, hinihintay ka pa rin…”
  34. No name - “Eto, parang google, always searching…”

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cebu - Bohol Photo Essay 3: Hotel kulitan and Larsian dinner

After arriving at the airport, we went straight to GV towers, to check in and meet Tres and Raio. Upon putting my bags in my room, went straight ahead to Tres's room and caught Raio on the bed with this pose hehehe



After just allowing the girls to freshen up, we went straight ahead to Larsian.
I have always been intrigued with the food in Larsian. I've read a lot of online articles about the barbeques on that place. In Pampanga, we also have a similar resto, located at San Fernando, and named MANUKAN. Its a smaller version of Larsian and same food, barbeque everywhere! hehehe

As we enter the place, the first thing you will notice is the smoke!! as in Holy Smoky!!! SUPER DUPER SMOKEY!! hahaha pede ka nang kainin after mong kumain dun sa larsian! haha



Heto nakakatawa, Paano tumawag ang mga tao ng customer?? ganito.. "PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST!!! PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST!!! Dito na kayo!!" hahaha my friend was not used with the way they are doing things there and actually told me, "ah ah ayoko ko ng sinusutsutan!" hahaha



so after looking around, we chose a place, and went to grab our food. Here are the choices for dinner.



more, more, more barbeques!!



and rice served in traditional cebuano way!! (ehem, abel, nakailan ka nga?? hehe)



Kainan nah!! yum yum yum! This is an extension for my birthday blowout! hehe whew. sarap.



Ang dameng nakain ni jobel na rice! as in. hahaha nilalagay pa saken ung mga dahon nia! haha

Napansin nio, walang kutsara at tinidor!! you have to eat with your hands wrapped with plastic! :) Merong siomai na binili si Tres near the place, 6 pesos each. Ang sarap din. Kasing lasa ng meat balls sa loob ng Siopao na bola-bola flavor sa 7-11. :)



Excited kumain si tin.. hehehe



ang asim ng mangga! parang hindi galing cebu!



hmm.. mukhang nanghimagas na sila. ang sweet eh. hmpf. hehehe



Finally, TJ arrived from the airport! (nahuli kasi si tj ng flight. kaya nahuli din sia sa kainan. hehehe)



Quino joined us during the dinner and accompanied us during the night trip at cebu city. He is working there at cebu city. kaya sia ang may alam ng mga lugar d2. :)



Next Stop: Magellan's Cross and Cebu City Hall Pictorial

Cebu - Bohol Photo Essay 2: NAIA 3, Plane and Mactan Airport

so after the check-in, dahil maaga pa kami sa mga nagtitinda ng gatas sa airport dahil super excited kami, ayun, kailangan naming maghintay ng matagal. syempre, ano pa nga ba ang gagawin pag walang magawa? edi mag picture!!

ehem. tin, where is the sun???



ayan na!! excited nang tumapak sa plane! hehehe pose muna! :)



habang abala ang lahat sa pag-aayos ng bagahe, kami, abala sa pictorial! hehe


hmm... kakainggit. sarap bumiyahe kasama mahal mo sa buhay. hahaha



isa lang masasabi ko, mahirap maging camera man, kasi limited ang kuha mo. hmpf.



ang bilis lang ng byahe. pagdating sa mactan airport, wala pa rin tigil sa pag picture..



all the single ladies, all the single ladies, put your hands up.. oh oh oh...



up next: hotel and dinner at Larsian.

SIDE A with Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and Karylle!

Last Friday, kinaladkad ako ng mga friends to a concert sa Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Theater. Its the SIDE A band, the PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA and KARYLLE. Its a Benefit Concert for the Phil. Balanghay Assoc. Whew.


super nice concert. as in.

natapos ang concert around 10:30, went to moa and had dinner at starbucks.

maraming salamat sa mga sponsors! hahaha :) more?? hehehe

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

OMG - Beth Ditto



this picture spells O-M-G.

p.s.
rex, if you are reading this one, i guess we are ready for our photo shoot! hahaha

after Ploning



ang ganda ni juday!

this is juday's next project after the movie Ploning. She is working with Ogie Alcasid in this movie, directed by Dante Nico Garcia (Ploning's Director)

They are aiming for the independence day showing!

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Great Friend

it feels good to be reunited with a great friend. always.

i can honestly say that i have lots of friends. given the nature of my job, it is not hard to have friends. and i am happy to have them. but, we are all looking for great friends. where everything is just more than what it seems. the connection is there. the bond is there. we are looking for those friends that we know, deep in our hearts, that we can rely on these people, for better or worse.

Nah, im not referring to girlfriends or boyfriends or whatever you want to call them. I am simply referring to a reliable friend. someone who understands who you are. someone who will be there for you in times of laughter and in times of need. everybody needs them. but not every one is fortunate enough to have them. I happen to have few great friends.

these people, i know i can rely on them. i know if i call for help, these people will come to the rescue. how do i know? the friendship has been tested through time and endured lots of twists and turns. unquestionable. friendship at its best. i am glad to say im blessed to have them.

and to you my great friend, thanks a lot. you really made my day.

im back!

and i missed my first job interview!!

I was out of town since Friday and I never had the chance to open my email during the weekend. I was thinking that if an employer is really serious in considering me, they will call. But no! they emailed me and set an interview schedule, and told me that the interview will be over SKYPE!! whew! what a news eh? Anyway, I think there is no reason for me to sulk over this mistake. What I did is I simply sent them another email informing them that I am sorry for missing the schedule because I was out of town and was not able to open my email. I will just wait for their reply.


Today, I am happy to say that I did the necessary "talk to your boss and tell him you are leaving" thing. And also, I talked to my landlady and informed her that I'll occupy the house only until middle of June. That will give me time to put my seven-year-lb-life to several boxes and transfer them to my next home. Where will that be? I still don't know. hehehe

It feels good to do something out of the box. I actually feel like I am one of those graduating students, ready to storm their way out of LB. hehehe

dats all for now. :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

students these days are having bad dreams...



source: http://xkcd.com/557/#

Sunday, March 15, 2009

AVATAR - The last air bender

i know. im too late for this. hahaha

i am not an anime fan. i'd rather watch a movie or a regular tv series than watch anime. but thanks to my friend Rey for giving me a copy of the three seasons of Avatar. Whew. I only had
a preview of the first episode, the next thing i knew, i can't stop watching it!!


The story is about a boy who is destined to be the Avatar (meaning, he's supposed to save the world by bringing balance to the four elements namely water, air, earth and fire. syempre, pasaway ang mga fire people. sounds like encantadia to me. hehehe) The problem about the this Avatar, he is way too young that he doesn't even know what to do!! So what happened is that he learned along the way.

Three things i love about this anime.

1) Their lasting friendship. The three main character kids displayed a friendship that everyone of us longs for. Is it nice to have your friends with you when you face your adversaries in life?

2) The avatar, though powerful, is not yet very good in controling it. More often than not, he does not know how to solve the problem or help the people he's supposed to help. Juat like us, a lot of times, we don't know what to do about the problems we have and we just simply do what we think is the best way to solve it. and then hope that we did the right thing. :)

3) i love the way he find ways to enjoi the journey of saving the world. despite the big problem he's facing, he will always find ways to make the trip fun and enjoyable. sometimes, this is what we need. to unleash the kids in our hearts and enjoy what life has to offer to us! :)

sick.

yesterday, everything was fine until after the long night walk, lasted about an hour long, went home and went to bed. that is around 1am in the morning. at around 1:20, i have fever already, and i have a very bad headache. I was actually afraid to close my eyes for the fear that I won't be able to wake up the next morning. Its not that I am afraid to die, I just don't want to die now, especially this time that a lot of things in my life are about to change.

as i was lying there in my bed, i was thinking of death. (sorry for being morbid, but my head really hurts that night and i don't know the reason why. so i was just preparing myself in case hahaha) and i asked myself, if I will die today,

what are the things i regret not doing?

the first thing, i will regret not able to build a house for my parents. its the one thing i promised them before they die and they are not growing any younger. i need to act fast.

the second one, i will regret not having a family. yeah i know, im still young (or i just feel like it) and as-a-matter-of-fact getting married is not yet on my list of priorities. i wonder how difficult it is to maintain a relationship...

the third thing, i will regret not finishing my thesis. i have to move now. time is running out...

and so on and so forth..

life really has its way of slowing us down and make us think about the things we really care about but forget about them because we get distracted by our other endeavors in life. getting sick last night allowed me to check my priorities and do something with them NOW, while there is still enough time to do them.

how about you?

HOTness

naisip ko lang...

"aanhin mo ang HOT kung mapapaso ka lang naman??"

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Productive day

today is one productive day for me even though its too hot here in the Philippines!

i was able to check several batches of papers for my classes and do some follow up on some things that i need to settle. :)

productive day are happy day. I feel like treating myself one IC's quarter pounder and a bottle of ice cold red horse.


care to join me celebrate? :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Events Organizing Job

Last night, after my very late dinner or very heavy midnight snack, i read an issue of APPETITE MAGAZINE.

what caught my attention in that issues is the part where they featured 6 of the country's top event management leaders from the different top caliber hotels in Manila. 6 leaders. all women.

as I am looking for a new job, one of my option is to have a job on event management. i want those jobs that will allow me to talk to a lot of people and meet a lot of clients. pero yoko ng sales. i want a job that is more of a service type rather than a sales type. pero gusto ko yung you lead your team, you talk a lot (hehehe) and you make people happy with your service. hahaha well, looking... looking... looking...

i was wondering last night...

WALA BANG LALAKI SA EVENT MANAGEMENT TOP POSITIONS?

craving for siomai

its 11:30 p.m.

while at the office and doing some "research" a food thought came into my mind...siomai..




pambihira. spicy delicious siomai. syet. i remembered cebu siomai. whew.

time to go and grab two orders of siomai!!

bye guys! :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

book reading

one of my goal this year is to finish reading more than 10 books/novels.
im not a reader. atleast of novels. of course I read a lot of textbooks for my classes.
but not novels.

i have lots of novels. mostly given by friends and some i personally purchased upon recommendation by my book lover friend ever - tanya. (she recommended white tiger, i bought it 3 months ago. but never had the chance to read it)

i just finished my first book. Para kay B by Ricky Lee.

as for the moment, im reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.
this time, i decided to write my notes on the book. underline, put a star, asterisk, exclamation point and so on..

so wait and see.. ill be sharing with you the insights i learned from the book as soon as im done with it. :)

for the cebu part 2, still, some pics are missing, sorry guys to keep you waiting. :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

im done teaching. time to say goodbye uplb.

Several weeks ago, i told our staff that i won't be renewing my contract next year. At ang bilis kumalat ng balita. This morning, my friend from manila asked me through ym if the news he heard there in manila is true. And I asked, about what? he told me that he heard that im resigning. what the heck?! People have been talking behind my back at hanggang manila umabot ang balita. So I decided to do this blog now.

YES. IM DONE WITH TEACHING.
BY JUNE 1, 2009, IM OUT OF UPLB.


I have been planning bout this already since last year. But then again, after considering some things, I decided to extend for another year. Last October 2008, I made several applications and attended some interviews. I originally planned to resign last october if ever a company will offer a job i want before 2nd semester starts. I got 3 job offers at the middle of November 2008. I told myself that its too late and the class already started that time. I can't bring myself to my superior and tell them im leaving at the start of the sem. I can't do it. I know how hard to get a teaching staff at that particular time. so i decided to finish until May 2009.

Sir Jimmy asked me why i suddenly decided to go out. My reason is i wanted to try other things. Im looking forward to a new work, new environment, new officemates, new place, etc etc. I want to do something for my professional growth. I want to try something new. It was never about salary or conflicts or lost of interest. no. its not that. I just want to explore new opportunities for me. that is the real reason for this decision. :)

And yes, im officially looking for work.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cebu - Bohol Photo Essay 1: Bound to Manila

We agreed to meet at Olivarez at around 9am for our trip to manila. Di naman kami excited kasi 3:45pm pa ang flight namin. ahaha (By the way, we booked our flight for Cebu (Feb 21) last october.)

Anyway, syempre ako ang pinaka-excited sa lahat so andun na ako sa jollibee at 8:30. Breakfast and wait for rizza, dave, tj and tin.



after the breakfast, punta na kami SM Makati to meet jobel. She's coming from manila kasi galing siang work. :)



at dahil lahat excited, ayun, 12:30 pa lang, go na kami sa airport. by the way, ang aming official photographer ay si TJ. (so dat means, i can't mess up with the watermarks hahaha) at heto na ang mga kaganapan sa airport (NAIA 3)



tin and jobel at the unloading area.



rizza and dave at the NAIA 3 counter




pose pose pose bago mag check in...



pose with the cart...



at syempre ang aming official air courier. cebu pacific. :)

Next stop: Cebu