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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LE GARDEN

SA LE GARDEN NAMIN IDINAOS ANG CHRISTMAS PARTY NG OPISINA.
NAKABUBUSOG, MASAGANA AT MASAYA.
NAKATANGGAP AKO NG DALAWANG POLO MULA KAY MAM INA, SA MONITO-MONITA. BITIN NGA LANG DAHIL WALA PANG 10 AY NATAPOS NA ANG KASIYAHAN.
PERO SINULIT PA NAMIN ANG ORAS AT NANGANTA PA SA BIDYO'OKE.
NAKAKATAWA PA, KASE NAKITA KO SI PARENG JONATAN (Junatan [nasal sound dapat]), NA DATI KONG KASAMAHAN SA UNA KONG PINASUKANG PABRIKA. SYA ANG KLAWN NG TROPA NA NABUO NA LANG BIGLA SA 'BATCH' NAMIN NOON.
MAINTENANCE STAFF SYA NGAYON SA RESTAWRAN (iniisip ko kung wala ba talagang titik 'T' ang 'restawran'). TAPOS, UWIAN NA.

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SA BARANGAY SINGKO (GILID NG HOSEÑA), BANDANG ALAS SAIS Y MEDIA NG GABI KANINA.

Bata sa Loob ng Tindahan (siguro 8 yrs old): Uy, nakita ko boyfriend mo.

Bata sa Labas ng Tindahan (siguro 6 yrs old): Dumaan sya samen kanina.

Ako sa Labas ng Tindahan bumili ng yosi (25 pero mukhang 37 yrs old, nag-eavesdrop at sumabat na rin sa usapan ng dalawang nene): OY MAY BOYPREN NA 'TO? (tinukoy ang bata sa labas)

Bata sa Loob ng Tindahan: Opo, nagdate sila kanina.

Ako: SAN NAGDATE? (patanong) SA JOLLIBEE PASEO (hindi patanong, ang gulo 'no)

Bata sa Labas ng Tindahan: (nakatingin lang sa matabang nagyoyosi, napipi, nahiya siguro o nainis siguro)

Bata sa Loob ng Tindahan: Hindi sa Jollibee, sa Le Garden.

Ako: SINO NAGBAYAD. ETO. (parehong hindi patanong, tinutukoy ang bata sa labas ng tindahan)

Bata sa Loob ng Tindahan: Yung boypren nya po.
 
Ako: MAYAMAN BA YON. (hindi patanong) (naisip ko, PWEDE KAYA AKO MAKAUTANG DON, MAYAMAN NAMAN PALA NOBYO NITO E).

Bata sa Loob ng Tindahan: Opo, taga dyan sa kabila (tinutukoy ang kabilang kalsada na JM Loyola).

Ako: AH. SIGE. (nang iwan, hindi kinaya ang kalandian ni nene, nawindang)

Bata sa Labas ng Tindahan: Ba-bye, Pogi!

Ako: (Tumingin, natatawa, tumalikod na)

Bata sa Labas ng Tindahan: Pogi.

MA-APPEAL BA KO SA BATA.
O KALA NYA AKO SI SANTA CLAUS?
MARUNONG NA MAMBOLA SI NENE.
ILAN NA KAYA ANG NAGING BOYPREN NYA, AT SAAN-SAAN KAYA SILA NAKAPAG-DATE. SANA LANG NAGPIPILLS SIYA.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

LOCK ADD

I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE ALAY-LOCK-ADD.
AT DAHIL BEFORE 5:30 AM AY NANDITO NA KO SA OPISINA, 
MASAYA AKONG BINATI NI MANG BEN.
MASAYA SIYA NA GULAT. MASAYANG GULAT NA NANG-AASAR. 
MASAYANG GULAT NA NANGAASAR NA SINADYA YATANG LATHIIN ANG SAHIG KAKA-MOP PARA MADULAS AKO AT MAGISING TALAGA NANG MALUPET.
AT DI AKO NADULAS DAHIL NAPAKAGALING YATA 
TALAGA NG SENSE OF BALANCE KO PAG PUYAT AKO.

DAHIL NAKATULOG NAMAN AKO KAGABI FROM 8PM-10PM, HINDI NA KO NATULOG PA. BAKA HINDI AKO MAGISING. PUMUNTA KO SA PLAZA PARA I-CHECK LANG ANG ROTARY AT SK FED, DAHIL WALA AKO BALAK SUMAMA SA PARADA, DAHIL MADALI AKO MAPAGOD NGAYON (ALAM NYO NA, TUMATANDA, TUMATABA).
KASO, DAHIL ONTI LANG ANG UMATTEND SA RCC, SUMAMA NA KO.
BUTI NA LANG PALA SINUOT KO ANG RC SHIRT.
LAKAD-LAKAD. VITAMIN D. AT AMOY-JEBS NG KALABAW SA BANDANG BRGY 5.
JACKPOT. MAY ILANG TUYONG JEBS NG KALABAW SA KALSADA.
LAKAD-LAKAD. NANOOD SINA MAMA AT MGA PAMANGKIN KO SA MAY SIMBAHAN.
SA KABILANG STREET NAMAN, I THOUGHT I'LL SEE YOU.
KASO NANG MALAPIT NA SA BAHAY NYO, SA ITAAS NA BINTANA, MAY NAKASILIP NA MATANDANG LALAKI. HINDI KO NAMAN KAYO NAKITA NG KUYA MO.
PAGDAKO NAMAN NG MATA KO SA GATE, NAKA-UPO SI LOLA. YUN LANG.
HINDI SIGURO NYA KO NAKILALA DAHIL ISA NA AKONG GANAP NA "LOBO" NGAYON.

NAALALA KO, NANG MAKABALIK SA PLAZA MATAPOS ANG ILANG MINUTONG PAGSUNOD SA DRUM AND LYRE BAND NG TRIBONG UBE, NASAKSIHAN KO ANG PAGPASOK SA LIWASANG BAYAN NG ILANG ESTUDYANTE NG CVSU. DAGSA, ANG DAMI RIN PALA NILANG NAKIISA SA PAGLAKAD. NATUWA AKO PARA SA KANILA. NAISIP KO, ANG GALING DIN NG GOBYERNO. DAHIL KUNG WALANG PAMPUBLIKONG KOLEHIYO, MARAMI SA MGA KABATAANG ITO ANG POSIBLENG MAHIRAPANG MAKAPAGTAPOS.

TAPOS, NAGMADALI AKONG UMUWI PARA MATULOG.
HINDI AGAD AKO NAKATULOG KAYA, LARO MUNA NG GALAXY BALLS SA CP.
INANTOK AT NANAGINIP. ALAM MO NA. SADYANG MAHIRAP ANG PINAGDAANAN NATIN KAYA SIGURO GANON. (silence)
AT NATUWA NAMAN AKO DAHIL SA PANAGINIP AY MULING NAKUMPLETO ANG BATCH NYO.

NAGISING AKO NG 12NN AT 2PM ANDITO NA KO.
MAY KLIYENTE. NAGPAPAREGISTER AT  HUMINGI NG MASKRA. HINDI KO MAKITA ANG REGISTRATION SHEET KAYA SABI KO NEXT TIME NA LANG DAHIL DI KO MAKITA.
SABI NYA, AYAW DAW NYA SA PAPEL PUMIRMA, GUSTO NIYA SA BRIEF KO PUMIRMA.
SABI KO WALA AKONG KARSUNSILYONG SUOT. AT UMALIS ANG MABAIT NA 'LIMAW.

LAYOUT NG TARP, DRAFT NG OATH OF OFFICE NG ABC.
PRINT NG ILANG PANGALAN NG PAMAMASKUHAN.
KUMAIN AKO NG LOMI SA GRM FOOD SERVICES. SARAP. THE BEST!
PAGBALIK KO RITO SA OPIS, TUMANGGAP NG ILANG INSTRUCTIONS FROM MADAM.

ANG SWERTE KO NAMAN YATA NGAYON, 
NANG KINUHA KO ANG FAN SA KABILANG CUBICLE, 
NAKITA KO ANG HINUBAD NA POLO NI MANG BEN. 
NAKA"SABIT" ITO SA BACKREST NG UPUAN NI CATHY.
MAKAKAGANTI NA RIN AKO. ANO KAYA ANG MAGAWA SA POLO NYA?
a) TATAPUNAN KO IYON NG KOPIKO BROWN AT ISASABIT SA TUKTOK NG CHRISTMAS TREE SA LOBBY
b) GULAGULANITIN AT IPAPATONG SA DESK NI ATE EDNA
c) I-GIGIFT WRAP TAPOS ITAPON SA BASURAHAN
d) TATAPUNAN KO NG POWDERED TONER NG PHOTOCOPYING MACHINE
e) SUSULATAN KO NG "IF YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL, THEN I'M SINGLE" GAMIT ANG LIPSTICK NI CATHY SA DRAWER
ALAM KO NA LETTER "d", PERO HINDI KO NA LANG GAGAWIN, AKO RIN NAMAN PAGBIBINTANGAN.

MAKAKAGANTI RIN AKO SAYO MANG BEN.
IPAPATARP KO ANG PICTURE MO (YUNG TULOG KA) AT IPAPASKIL KO SA PLAZA LUNES NG UMAGA. HEHE.
NABASA KO, MANG BEN, ANG MGA POSTS MO SA BLOGSPOT MO. AND I LIKE YOUR VIEWS ON MILITARY AND ECONOMIC COLLAPSE AND ON DIVORCE. 
KEEP IT UP ???

Monday, December 06, 2010

EMPIRE OF THE SUN

Pic Ref: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092965/
ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES I'VE SEEN.
IT BRINGS YOU TO THAT OLD WORLD WHERE WAR MARRED EVERYTHING INCLUDING LIVES, FAMILIES, HUMAN RIGHTS AND INNOCENCE.

I WATCHED THIS SEVERAL TIMES AND IT WILL ALWAYS AMUSE ME. STEVEN SPIELBERG AND CHRISTIAN BALE DID GREAT.
THE SONG "SOU GAN" IS A GOOD CHOICE ALSO. HERE'S A CLIP FROM THE MOVIE.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyf059psVew&feature=player_embedded#!

SEE IT NOW, OR YOU MISS ONE GOOD MOVIE.








JEQUIRITY BEAN

THIS VERSION IS GREAT.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUcRSXjHwMc

ANOTHER VERSION IS THIS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8CQxuLRmuo
RELAXING. LISTEN AND CLOSE YOUR EYES.

CHAMPOY MATHEMATICS

THIS MORNING I HAD 33 PESOS IN MY WALLET.
YUN LANG.WHICH WILL SOON LEAVE ME WITH NO COH.
AS ALWAYS. AND THE THOUGHT MAKES MY TUMMY TURN UPSIDE DOWN
AND FILLS MY HEART WITH SELF PITY AND WRATH. 
AYUN NGA, AT NAGLOAD AKO NG P30, BUTI UNLI PA KO. MAY 3 ONE-PESO COINS PA.
AT 50-PESO CANTEEN CHIT. SO MAY 53 PESOS AKO? YEAHBA.

SO I THOUGHT OF REIMBURSING SOME EXPENSES (TARP AND CERT HOLDER) FOR SOME EVENTS. KAHIT NAKAKAHIYA COZ THERE'S LITTLE FUND. THANKS, MS AI.
I "EARNED" 740. I NEVER INCLUDED 6 PESOS AND THE 6 SIGN PENS I BOUGHT COZ THEY WEREN'T AVAILABLE TO BE USED ANYMORE FOR OTHER ACTIVITIES. DAHIL NA-NENOK NA NG IBANG TAO. AND LEFT ME WITH ONE BALL PEN, NA ANG HIRAP ISULAT, BUTI NA LANG AT HINDI NAGJEJEBS YUNG BOLPEN KO NGAYON. KUNG HINDI MAGKUKULAY CHAMPOY ANG KAMAY AT BULSA KO MAGHAPON. DAHIL SA BULSA KO LANG ITINATAGO ANG BOLPEN.

GOOD THING I WAS HANDED 250 FOR CELLPHONE LOAD.
MAY TIMES KASI, DI NA KO NAKAKARECEIVE NITO. THANKS.
SO I NOW HAVE (whispering) 743 + 250 = 993 (exclaiming)!
SYEMPRE WALA TALAGANG EXCLAIMING NA NAGANAP.
DAHIL MAS MASASAPAWAN ANG BUZZER NI MAM ;)


MY SINGLE 50-PESO CANTEEN CHIT? I SPENT IT TO BUY 2 HOTDOGS, 1 LUNCHEON MEAT AND 1 ENAHAP PLAIN RICE. PANG BREAKFAST ANG PANANGHALIAN KO NO. TRIP LANG. P61. BUMILI RIN AKO NG MILO AT TINUNGGA KO SA OPIS. MASARAP ANG MILO NA MAY 2 TBSP OF POWDERED CREAMER.LASANG CHAMPORADO. NYAHAY.

NAALALA KO, NUNG BATA PA KO, EVERY MORNING SA TONDO, MAY CHAMPORADO PARA SAMEN. ANG SARAP. LASANG CHAMPOY. ESTE, LASANG CHAMPOY. ESTE LASANG CHAMPOY TALAGA. KAYA PALA NANG UNA KONG MATIKMAN ANG CHAMPOY, PARANG PAMILYAR.

MY NAME IS INCLUDED IN THE NOTICE GIVEN TO EMPLOYEES SELECTED TO DANCE ON THE CHRISTMAS PARTY HERE. I SAW MY NAME IN IT. READ IT FROM AI's COPY OF THE MEMO. SHE RECEIVED A MEMO AND I HAVE NOT RECEIVED A COPY YET.
SO THAT IS ONE REASON, ONE EXCUSE FOR ME NOT TO JOIN ;) CHAMPYON!

TAS NAKARINIG AKO NG PAMILYAR NA CHANT NG MGA BATA:
♫ CHIMPOY CHAMPOY LOOK A NUT KAPE,
LOOK A NUT DI OINK OINK LOOK A NUT KAPE ♪
DINAIG PA ANG LATEST SINGLE NI RIHANNA NA "ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD)" NA 4 MINUTES LANG ANG PLAYTIME. ANG CHANT KASI NA YAN, DI MO ALAM KUNG KELAN BALAK TAPUSIN NG MGA BATA, KUMBAGA SA LOAD UNLIMITED.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

NIGHT OUT

NAGYAYA ANG MGA KAIBIGANG PORENDYER NA MAKABANDING KAME.
KAYA KAGABE, PUMUNTA KAME SA SA TAPAT NUNG BAR NI CLAIRE DELA FUENTE SA MACAPAGAL AVE. SAYANG DI KO SYA NAKITA. ITATANONG KO PA NAMAN KUNG ILAN BA TALAGANG BUS ANG MAY MUKHA NIYA. LAHAT BA YON KANYA?

KUMAIN KAMI SA ISANG KOREAN RESTAWRAN.
KIMCHI LANG ANG NAGIISANG KOREAN FOOD NA ALAM KO.
YUNG IBA, KAGABI KO LANG NAKAENGKWENTRO.
MASAKLAP. YUNG CHOPSTICKS NILA ANG DULAS SA KAMAY.
BAKAL NA FLAT. SYEMPRE SANAY AKO SA WOODEN OR PLASTIC NA CHOPSTICKS NA ROUND OR SQUARE. PERO YUNG FLAT NA SMOOTH METAL, PANALO.
NAKUHA KO ANG PALPAKATOIDS AWARD!
SYEMPRE AFTER NG AWARDING, KINUHA KO SI KUTSARA AT KINAIN LAHAT NG MAKITA KO. PATI ALAK NILANG SOJO KINUTSARA KO.
SYEMPRE JOWK LANG ANG ISANG YON.
ILANG KILONG PORK KAYA ANG WINELKAM NG TIYAN KO.

TAPOS DIRETSO SA ISANG KTV PLACE.
NAGBIGAY NG PANANALITA ANG MGA ILANG KOREANO, ANG TRANSLATOR AT NANGANTA KAMI. BEER, YOSI AT PRUTAS.
NAGDUET KAMI NI MASHOY, "HANGGANG NGAYON", BUTI NA LANG AKO NAKADUET NYA, HINDI SI MAKI, DAHIL YUN NA PALA YUNG LAST SONG DAHIL UWIAN NA.
TAPOS, NAGPAALAMAN NA SA ISA'T ISA. KAMAYAN AT YAKAPAN, HAWAK SA BRASO AT TAPIK SA PWET. PANALO.

HINDI AKO TUMULOY AGAD SA PAG-UWI.
KINAILANGAN KO MUNANG MAG-ISA PARA MAGPIGA.
SALAMAT SA BEST FRIEND KONG REAL LEAF AT BUMALIK SA TAMANG KONDISYON ANG KATAWAN KO. LANGO RIN KASE. MARIRINIG MO NGA LANG ANG PAG-PLOK-PLOK NG REAL LEAF SA LOOB NG TYAN KO.
NAGLIBANG AKO. KAILANGAN KONG GAWIN IYON BILANG TULONG NA RIN SA SARILI KO. DAHIL PARA MAKARAOS AKO SA GULONG PINASOK KO, KAILANGAN KONG MAGING MATIGAS.

EASY LANG, LON, EASY LANG.

PURPLE DOORWAY

http://purpledoorway.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 04, 2010

CONVICTED

THE NIGHT WAS SO LONG.
I SAID EVERYTHING TO GET MYSELF OUT.
THAT WAS A BIG MOVE.
AND IN RETURN, I RECEIVED A BIGGER REACTION. A VIOLENT ONE.
THERE WERE WOUNDS AND BLOOD.
SO WHAT WAS I TO DO?
CHOOSE TO STAY. AND SAY WORDS WHICH WOULD CAUSE TRANQUILITY.
YES. ANOTHER SACRIFICE ON MY PART.

I KNEW THAT I LOST THE BATTLE. I AM A LOSER FOR SO LONG.
I LOST YOU.
AND I DESERVE THAT.
COZ I'VE BEEN SO BAD.
FOR ONCE, I'M ASKING YOU TO FORGIVE ME.
I'M SEEKING YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
HATE ME NOW. COZ I'M HATEFUL.

I CANNOT IGNORE THE FACT THAT YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME.
YOU MEAN SO MUCH THAT I WOULD WANT TO SEE YOU 
IN YOUR BEST AND IN YOUR HAPPIEST.
COZ I LOVE YOU. JUST LET ME BE.
AND LIVE YOUR LIFE WELL.

THIS MORNING, I COMMUNED WITH NATURE.
DID I JUST BECOME A PAGAN?
IS IT PAGANISM?
NO, COZ IT'S NOT THAT SERIOUS.
I WAS EVEN SMOKING THEN.
EVERYTIME I COMMUNE WITH NATURE, I FEEL FREE FROM WORRIES.
BECAUSE NO THERE'S NO PRESENCE OF CONVICTION.
THAT HOLY PROCESS CANNOT BE FELT WHEN YOUR THOUGHTS ARE DEEP IN GREENERY.
BUT A MINUTE OR HOURS OF SOLITUDE DO NOT GUARANTEE YOU PEACE OF MIND.
ESCAPE IS NOT POSSIBLE.

I'VE BEEN SO LOST AND HAVE BEEN CAUSING PEOPLE LOTS OF TROUBLE.
I HAVE BECOME A CONVICT.




English Translation of the Korean Song you're hearing now.



ARE YOU THERE
DON’T TURN YOUR BACK
IM INCHING TOWARD YOU
ONE STEP AT A TIME
DON’T GIVE ANYTHING TO ME ANYMORE
NOW ILL GIVE TO YOU FIRST

DON’T AGAIN
DON’T AGAIN
LOVE LIKE THAT ANYMORE
EVEN WHEN THE WORLD IS BEING OFFERED
NOTHING CAN BE EXCHANGED WITH MY HEART
LITTLE BY LITTLE,  LITTLE BY LITTLE
EVEN THOUGH EVERYTHING WILL BE FORGOTTEN
THE LOVE THAT BURNT WILDLY
WILL BE THE ONLY THING THAT’S LEFT IN MY HEART

DON’T REMEMBER THINGS
THAT ALREADY PASSED BY
HOW MUCH WERE YOU SUFFERING ALONE
IM REALLY SORRY
DON’T THINK ABOUT THE THINGS
WHICH HAVENT ARRIVED YET
JUST STAY LONGER AND LONGER
AT THIS TIME, CAN YOU?

Thursday, December 02, 2010

I AND SANTA CLAUS TUMBLED DOWN

SLEPT AT 530AM.
AND DREAMT GRAFFITI.

WENT TO THIS WORKPLACE AT 1030AM AND WORKED.
WORKED SO SPONTANEOUSLY. I JUST HAD, UHMM, 40 MINS OF LUNCH BREAK.
YET 6 HOURS STILL SEEMED INSUFFICIENT TO DO EVERYTHING.
TWO HOURS LANG NAMAN ANG NINAKAW KO PERO BAKIT GANUN.

EVERYONE IS GIVEN 24 HOURS A DAY TO LIVE.
TO WALK AND EAT. BUT I STILL NEED TO RUN.
TO LEARN. TOO MUCH TIME HAS BEEN WASTED. AND I MEAN YEARS.
TO WORK. I'M WORKING IN A HASTE.
I'M A SELF CONFESSED "FAILURE" WHEN IT COMES TO TIME MANAGEMENT.
I'M IN A HASTE. AND THIS HASTE HAS CONSUMED ME FOR YEARS.
TO SMILE. HAD LOTS OF IT NOW. BUT THERE ISN'T PURE JOY, AND WE KNOW WHY.
TO CRY. I'VE BEEN CRYING OCEANS, AND I KNOW WHY.

HUMAN LIFE'S PURPOSE IS TO WORSHIP GOD AND TO RULE OVER OTHER CREATURES CREATED BY GOD. AND I FAILED TO OBSERVE THIS FOR YEARS.
GOD KNOWS OUR DEEPEST SENTIMENTS. WE MAY CONFESS OUR SINS AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS, BUT WE STILL NEED TO FACE THE AFTERMATH OF OUR MISTAKES. COZ WE'RE IN THIS WORLD. (silence) CAUSE I KNEW I TUMBLED DOWN AND HAVEN'T BEEN A GOOD TESTIMONY FOR CHRIST.

THIS AFT, I WENT OUT TO BUY MOA HOLDERS AND A CERTIFICATE FRAME, WHICH WE USED FOR AN EVENT THIS EVENING. THERE AT PAV, I SAW HER.
AND I SAW SANTA IN HIS BRIGHT RED SUIT. I STOOD 4 FEET TALLER THAN HE IS.
I HAD FEW WORDS WITH HER, AND WHEN I TURNED MY BACK TO GO BUY THINGS, MY LEFT FOOT KICKED THAT SANTA DECO.
I REALLY NEVER NOTICED HIM THERE, SO I LIED WHEN I WROTE I SAW SANTA.
I JUST FOUND HIM LYING DOWN THE GLOSSY FLOORING OF NATIONAL.
I PICKED HIM UP, AS A LITTLE BOY WOULD DO TO PICK UP HIS TOY ON THE FLOOR.
I DID A GOOD DEED TO SANTA, SO I HOPE HE WOULD MAKE MY CHRISTMAS WISH COME TRUE. HOPE HE NEVER NOTICES THAT IT WAS ALSO I WHO CAUSED HIM THAT MISFORTUNE ;)

I HAVE THOUSANDS OF WISHES.
IF I WONT BE ABLE TO LIST THEM ALL DOWN, DOES IT MEAN I LIED AGAIN WHEN I SAID I HAVE THOUSANDS OF WISHES?
SO FORGET ABOUT MY GOOD DEED TO SANTA ;) COZ I LIED TWICE.
AT SA PAGNANAKAW KO NG ORAS.

ONE OF MY WISHES IS THAT, MAY YOUR HAND ALWAYS BE THERE WHEN I FALL.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

ZERO

JUST CAME BACK FROM CWD.
WE WELCOMED THE ROTARIANS FROM 
GEOCHANG JOONGANG, R.I. DISTRICT 3590, REPUBLIC OF KOREA.
WE EXPECTED THEM TO BE IN THEIR BUSINESS ATTIRE, 
AS THEY ALWAYS DO, 
SO WE WELCOMED THEM IN BARONGS (MEN) AND CORPORATE ATTIRE (LADIES).
BUT THEY CAME IN JERSEY SHIRTS, 
JOGGING PANTS AND SHORT PANTS. Z--O  ;)
YEAH THEY'RE OK. OUR CLUB HANDED THEM SOME PINOY WOVEN HATS, 
AND THEY LIKE THE GIFT ITEMS.
THEY SHOULD ;)

LAST NIGHT, WHEN I CAME HOME FROM ANOTHER RC MEETING,
I UNEXPECTEDLY DOZED OFF AND WOKE UP 10AM THIS MORNING.
ZERO AGAIN.

NOW I'M DONE WITH SOME WORD DOCS THAT NEED TO BE PRINTED 
AND SIGNED BY MAM, EARLY MORNING TOMORROW.
I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GO TO WORK EARLY 
SO I'M SAVING THIS FILE IN A THUMB DRIVE
AND WILL ASK EVE TO DO THE PRINTING ;)  ZERO?!

AAH. I HAVE TO BE EARLY TOMORROW COZ THE KOREANS WILL BE HERE IN THE OFFICE BY 9AM FOR A COURTESY CALL. ZERO SLEEP EXTENSION.
YES, I'VE BEEN GULPING COKE THE WHOLE NIGHT.

NOW, I AM GULPING THIS "UNCOLD" COKE ZERO GIVEN TO ME THIS AFTERNOON.
WITH THE FAN ON, I FEEL AT HOME ;)
ZZZZZZZ.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

YOU'RE LIKE SALVATION

YOU ARE LIKE SALVATION.
YOU'RE TRYING TO SAVE ME BUT MY BODY SEEMS TO RESIST IT.

YOU ARE LIKE SALVATION.
AND I'M YOUR DOOM.

Monday, November 29, 2010

NECROMENTIA

5AM NANG GISINGIN AKO PARA BUMANGON.
KAILANGANG MAGHANDA PARA SA SEREMONYA NG PANUNUMPA SA KATUNGKULAN NG MGA BAGONG HALAL NA OPISYAL NG SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY AT SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN. MC. BANGAG NA MC. PARANG HINAHABOL PA NG LIKOD KO ANG HIGAAN AT HINAHANAP NG MATA KO ANG KISAME NG AMING BAHAY.

NATAPOS ANG PALATUNTUNAN DAKONG ALAS-DIYES KANINA.
TAS NAG MEETING. TAS NATAGALAN PA, BAGO KO MAKATIKIM NG MERYENDANG YUM BURGER. UNA KONG NATIKMAN ANG BIGAY NI MS JOAN NA JOLLIBEE PANCAKE AT HOT CHOCO. SARAP. SALAMAT.

NAGDRAFT AKO NG CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION PARA SA MGA BISITANG KOREANO, INALAM ANG MGA PANGALAN NG SAMPUNG BISITA, GUMAWA NG PANGALAN PARA SA PALABUNUTAN NG MONITO-MONITA AT NAG-LAYOUT NG TARPAULIN PARA SA CHRISTMAS PARTY.

AKALA KO KASE, MAMAYA NA ANG FELLOWSHIP WITH THE FOREIGN VISITORS.
AT NAGULAT AKO NANG MALAMANG NOV. 29 PA LAMANG NGAYON.
ANG BUONG AKALA KO KASE MULA PA KAHAPON, AY DEC. O1 ANG PETSA NGAYON.
BADTRIP. KUNG HINDI PA AKO NAGTANONG KUNG TULOY ANG SOCIALIZATION, MALAMANG PUPUNTA KO SA CWD MAMAYA, AT MALAMANG AY NAITEKS KO PA ANG ILANG MYEMBRO NA PUMUNTA RIN. BUTI NA LAMANG.

SABI NGA NG ISANG KAIBIGAN, "SUEY SUEY LANG". DI KO MAINTINDIHAN KUNG ANO YON. HINANAP KO PA SA GOOGLE KUNG ANO ANG DEPINISYON NG KATAGANG 'YON, NGUNIT ANG LUMABAS LANG NAMAN AY UKOL SA "CHOP SUEY".
IBIG SABIHIN BA NOON AY, ONTI-ONTI LANG ANG KILOS PARA DI MALITO.
DAHAN-DAHAN GANUN? EASY EASY LANG? ISA ISA LANG?

ITO ANG PINAKA-KAKAIBA NA NAENCOUNTER KO KANINA SA PAGHAHANAP NG "TULONG" SA INTERNET:

Necromentia - Mr Piggy's Song (Suey suey suicide)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke-18L2UP_A

WATCH IT NOW.

HINDI MO PALAGING MAKUKUHA SA INTERNET ANG TAMANG SOLUSYON NA KAILANGAN MO.

Friday, November 26, 2010

SARANGHAEYO

I HAVE BEEN WATCHING ANOTHER KOREAN DRAMA SERIES, "WILL IT SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS", SINCE LAST LAST WEEK.
I DON'T GET TO WATCH IT EVERY NIGHT, COZ I HAVE SOME OTHER THINGS TO DO. THERE'S ALWAYS AN UNEXPECTED NEED TO GO OUT ON A "TRIP", AS YOU KNOW.

I GET TO APPRECIATE SOME OF THE KOREAN SONGS, BECAUSE OF HOW THEY ADD LIFE TO SOME SCENES IN THE SERIES. IN "WILL IT SNOW..." AND "EAST OF EDEN".

AND, OH, ON THE 1st & 2ndOF DECEMBER, WE WILL HAVE SOME VISITORS FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF GEOCHANG JUNGANG, FROM THE PROVINCE OF GYEONSANG, SOUTH KOREA.

KOREAN. COOL.

OH, I RECEIVED TWO BARS OF IRISH SPRING DEO SOAP AS MONITO-MONITA GIFT. SOMETHING GREEN DAW EH. AYUN. SHOULD I GET OFFENDED?! HAHA. THANKS!

GALAXY TRIP

EVERYTIME I GET BORED WHILE ON A TRIP, I PLAY GALAXY BALLS, A GAME ON MY CP. PLAYING IS A TECHNIQUE IF YOU WANNA GET SLEEPY. IT MAKES YOU DIZZY OF COURSE AND IT MAKES YOU SLEEP EASILY.
OH, I GOT THE HIGHEST SCORE. 1355 PTS.
NAKAKAINIP DIN KASI YUN LARUIN.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

COOL NOTHINGS

I HAD FOURTEEN HOURS OF SLEEP SINCE 8PM LAST NIGHT. COOL.
BUT I STILL WOKE UP FEELING THAT LONG SLEEP ISN'T ENOUGH.
I'M A COUCH POTATO, RIGHT.


TODAY, WE HAD OUR LUNCH AND OUR BUNUTAN FOR MONITO-MONITA IN A CEMETERY. NOW THAT'S COOLER. I PICKED A FEMALE NAME. WE AGREED TO GIVE GIFT ITEMS WORTH P50 EVERY FRIDAY PRIOR DEC.12, "THE REVELATION NIGHT", (OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY) WHEN WE ARE TO GIVE P500 WORTH OF GIFT ITEM (NOW, THAT'S SOMETHING I DISAGREE WITH). ANG MAHAL NAMAN KASE. ISIPIN MO, YUNG LAMAN NG "SOBRE" NA MATATANGGAP MO ON THAT NIGHT AY BAWAS NA NG 500. HAHA. NOW THAT ISN'T COOL ;)


NOW BIG GAVE ME 2 PACKS OF ENERGEN SIGMAVIT CEREAL DRINK (CHOCO AND VANILLA), BRAGGING OF HOW DAINTY THE MIXTURE IS. I USED TO TAKE IN ENERGEN IN THE MORNING AND BEFORE SLEEPING BUT I NEVER TRIED TO MIXED TWO DIFF'RENT FLAVORS, SO I FILLED MY TUMBLER WITH HOT WATER AND STARTED ENJOYING THIS "ENERGY BOOSTING" MIXTURE. IT'S YUMMY. BUT OF COURSE, THE CALORIE CONTENT IS DOUBLED ;) OH, I THINK I MENTIONED IN A POST HERE, THAT ENERGEN ALSO HAS A MONGO FLAVOR. ANG COOL NO.


NOW I WANNA SHARE A PICTURE I HAPPENED TO SEE ON THE NET.
NAKAKATAWA. I THINK IT WILL BE COOL TO HAVE THESE POLICIES IMPLEMENTED IN OUR WORKPLACE? HAHA

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ESCAPE TRACKED

THIS MORNING I CHECKED MY INBOX AND WAS DISAPPOINTED TO RECEIVE AN E-MAIL TELLING ME THE DOCS WE SENT TO KSA NEVER REACHED THE 'RECIPIENT', WHEN THE COURIER SAID THE PARCEL WAS ALREADY DELIVERED ON THE 16th DAY OF LAST MONTH. IT SAYS IN THE EMAIL THAT WE SHOULD RE-SEND THE SAME DOCS. NICE ONE. I ESCAPED FROM THAT DARN INCIDENCE BY DOZING OFF.

WHEN I GOT HERE, I FOUND SOME MASKS, A HUNDRED AND TWENTY PIECES OF 'EM, WHICH WILL BE USED FOR AN UPCOMING MASQUERADE PARTY. I THOUGHT I'LL GET THE MASKS NEXT WEEK, BUT WITH A BUNCH OF MASKS HERE, IT TELLS ME THAT I SHOULD BE HERE AT THE OFFICE AS EARLY AS 8AM UNTIL SECOND WEEK OF DECEMBER . WHY. COZ I'M IN CHARGE OF THE REGISTRATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS. THEY WILL BE WALKING IN ANYTIME BETWEEN 8AM-5PM. THAT'S COOL. I'LL FIND A WAY TO ESCAPE FROM THAT CRAP.

NOW THAT I RE-VISITED MY INBOX, I BUMPED INTO A LINK WHERE I SAW A DOCUMENT I "PUBLISHED", WHEN I NEVER EVEN UPLOADED IT. ANUBAYUN.

YESTERDAY, SOMEONE FROM ANOTHER DEPARTMENT ASKED ME TO GIVE HER A COPY OF A CONTRACT WE USED 9 MONTHS AGO. I WAS CONFIDENT THAT I DO HAVE A COPY. I WAS ABLE TO HAND HER THE GUIDELINES, AND PROMISED TO GIVE HER THE DOC AS SOON AS I FIND IT (BECAUSE I'M TOO DISAPPOINTED TO LEARN THAT NO SOFT COPY IS IN MY PC, MAYBE IT BECAME ONE OF THOSE UNREKOVERED FILES).
THIS AFTERNOON, SHE REMINDED ME OF THE DOC AND IN LESS THAN A MINUTE I WAS ABLE TO FIND THE FOLDER FOR THAT FEBRUARY EVENT. AS I SCANNED SHEET BY SHEET, I REALIZED I JUST NEVER REALLY HAVE NO COPY OF THE CONTRACT, JUST THE GUIDELINES. HOW MUCH MORE MEMORY WILL ESCAPE FROM THIS RESTLESS BRAIN?

MY NEWS

LAST NIGHT, I WAS ABLE TO CATCH SOME NEWS BITS.
I WAS DISPLEASED BY THE REACTIONS OF SOME KABABAYANS CONCERNING THAT "PILIPINAS Kay Ganda" TOURISM BRAND. THEY ACTIVELY AND KNOWLEDGEABLY CRITICIZED THE BRAND, STATING THEIR OWN SELFISH VIEWS.
SOME WOULD ALSO COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF A RECENT MASSACRE, IGNORING AND FORGETTING THE ANNIVERSARY OF A DECADE OLD MASSACRE. AND WHAT'S WITH ANNIVERSARIES. HAHA.

Monday, November 22, 2010

LIMITED.1

MARAMI PA AKONG KAILANGANG GAWIN.

SA TRABAHO.SA PAMILYA.SA KAIBIGAN.
SA SARILI.

MARAMI PA.

I ACQUIRED THE HABIT OF DOING OTHER THINGS FOR OTHERS, WITHOUT THINKING OF MYSELF FIRST.

AND BECAUSE, I HAVE BEEN CASTING MY TIME AND ATTENTION ONTO UNNECESSARY THINGS, I FEEL SO TIRED.
ALTHOUGH THE TRUTH IS, I HAVEN'T ACHIEVED SUCCESS YET.

AND BECAUSE I KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE EATEN UP FAILURE,
I NOW ASK MYSELF, "KAYA KO PA BA?".

Saturday, November 20, 2010

GNOME.5

PEOPLE CAME IN AND OUT OF ONE'S LIFE.
SOME STAY IN FOR GOOD.
SOME STAY AND LEAVE FOR REASONS.
SOME JUST DON'T GET INVOLVED WITH OTHERS' LIVES.

FOR SOME, THEIR HEARTS ARE THE ONES WHO CHOOSE WHERE TO BUMP INTO.
FOR SOME, THEIR NEEDS HANDCUFF THEM WITH OTHERS.
MAYBE FOR SOME, IT'S DESTINY WHO LEADS THEM TO OTHER PEOPLE.

BUT I DON'T BELIEVE IN DESTINY, WHEN IT COMES TO LOVING.
BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE CAN CONTROL YOUR EMOTION.
ONLY YOU GOT A HOLD OF YOUR LOVE. 
THAT IS IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART.
PEOPLE MAY GRAB YOUR BODY FROM GETTING AWAY, 
BUT YOUR HEART MAYBE STRUGGLING HARD TO GET FREE.

YOU MAY FALL FOR SOMEONE, BUT THINGS GET IN THE WAY.
BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A LIVING WORLD.
A WORLD WITH COMPLEXITIES AND CRUELTY.
THERE ARE THINGS BEYOND OUR CONTROL.
WE MAY THINK IT'S EASY TO JUMP OUT OF TRASH AND JUMP INTO A CLEAN WHITE CLOTH. BUT LIFE IS NOT LIKE THAT, WHEN DIRT FILLED YOUR LUNGS FOR SO MANY YEARS.

REASONS AND UNDERSTANDING ARE SOME OF THE MENTAL THINGS WE DEAL WITH EVERY DAY. AND EVERY NIGHT. SOME SEEK FOR THEM AT THE SAME TIME.
BUT SOME JUST ASK FOR REASONS AND DO NOT LEND UNDERSTANDING.
SOME JUST SIMPLY AND WHOLLY UNDERSTAND WITHOUT ASKING YOU TO ENUMERATE REASONS. SOME JUST FUCK REASONS AND DON'T GIVE A DAMN UNDERSTANDING.

YES. SOMETIMES... LOVE JUST ISN'T ENOUGH.
GOOD THING THERE'S FRIENDSHIP, WHICH IS ALSO AN ACT OF LOVE.
YES. WHEN LOVE JUST CAN'T BE. THERE'S FRIENDSHIP. 

  youtube.com

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WEIRD SLEEP

WHEN I ARRIVED HOME AT 10AM, I THOUGHT OF GETTING BACK TO SLEEP.
AND I DID. MINUTES LATER WHEN I WAS IN DREAMLAND, I FELT SUDDENLY AWAKE.

I JUST FELT IT. MY BODY, MY  LIMBS NEVER MOVED THE WAY THEY SHOULD, 
LIKE I FROZE. I WAS CONSCIOUS BUT I COULDN'T MOVE MY BODY.
IT'S AS IF I WAS SUDDENLY PARALYZED.

I STARTED EXPERIENCING THIS WEIRD THING SINCE 2004. 
SINCE THEN, I BATTLE WITH IT ONCE IN A WHILE.
I AM SOMEHOW USED TO IT, BUT EVERY TIME IT HAPPENS, I GET A BIT SCARED.
WHY? BECAUSE MY LIFE MIGHT JUST END THEN AND THERE.

AND IT FEELS AS IF I'M HELPLESS, ALL I COULD DO IS SCREAM!
BUT MY SCREAM ISN'T AUDIBLE ENOUGH THAT IT WOULD JUST COME OUT AS A "MOAN". A MOAN THAT'S HARDLY AUDIBLE, AND I WILL JUST MOAN LOUDER SO SOMEONE CAN COME WAKE ME UP.
BUT THEN, I WOULD FEEL AS IF SOME NERVES IN MY NECK ARE GONNA BREAK IF I'M GONNA FORCE MY MOANING ALOUD.
WHEN IT HAPPENS, SOMETIMES I WOULD FEEL SOMEONE WAS COMING. THERE WERE TIMES I WOULD HEAR FOOTSTEPS LIKE SOMEONE'S RUNNING TO ME, BUT THEN THERE WAS ACTUALLY NO ONE . 
SOMETIMES, THE SOUND OF FOOTSTEPS WAS SO SLOW, THAT I WOULD JUST GET MAD. WORST THING WAS, IT SEEMED LIKE SOMEONE WAS STANDING IN FRONT OF ME MURMURING WORDS I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND, AND I WOULD JUST FEEL SO ANGRY.

THERE WERE TIMES I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET SOME RESCUE.
MAYBE I WAS ABLE TO MAKE THEM HEAR MY CLAMOR FOR HELP.
AND THEN THERE WERE UNFORTUNATE TIMES. I WOULD JUST STOP MOANING AND WOULD WAIT FOR WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN NEXT. THE TIME WAS LIKE SO SLOW, THAT I WOULD UNEXPECTEDLY JUST GET BACK TO SLEEP.
THAT'S SO WEIRD.
SLEEP PARALYSIS.
 










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HUNGRY ME

TOMGUTS NA KO.
I WAS WORKING ON SOMETHING WHEN MY STOMACH CRUNCHED.
YES, I WAS DEFINITELY HUNGRY.
I WAS STARVING. I MISS YOU.
I DONT WANT EVERYTHING TO GET WASTED FOR NOW.
I GOT SO MUCH THINGS ON MY MIND, THAT I CANT SWITCH MY ATTENTION ON YOU NOW. STILL SO HUNGRY.

Monday, November 15, 2010

PIT AND CLIFF

I FEEL LIFE, WHEN YOU'RE AROUND.
I CAN DO EVEN THE MOST FOOLISH THING IF THAT WILL BRING A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.
EVEN FOR JUST A SIMPLE SMILE, I CAN DO EVERYTHING.
IT FEELS LIKE EVERYTHING CAN BE ALRIGHT WHEN YOU'RE HERE.

BUT I'M JUST A DEADLY PIT AND YOU'RE ON A HIGH CLIFF.
YOU DONT DESERVE ME. COZ I DONT DESERVE MYSELF EITHER.

I GOT SO MANY THINGS IN MIND THAT IT'S ODD TO HAVE AN UNEXPECTED DREAM THIS MORNING. YOU WERE THERE WALKING WITH ME IN THAT FAMILIAR PLACE.

PLEASE LIVE WELL. FOR ME.

EAST OF EDEN: BRAVO

NOW, I'M DONE WATCHING THE ENTIRE SERIES. I FINISHED DISC TWO AT 2:12AM.
LAST FRIDAY, I ALMOST WATCHED THE FINALE OF EAST OF EDEN, BUT I CHOSE TO WATCH JUST 8 EPISODES AND CHOSE TO SLEEP  SO I CAN WATCH THE LAST THREE EPISODES OF THAT KOREAN SERIES WITH A GOOD MENTAL CONDITION (NAKS). I GOT SO DIZZY KASE WHEN EPISODE 54 STARTED SO I DECIDED TO DOZE OFF.

OH, I MENTIONED BEFORE THAT THE TRANSLATION OF THE SECOND DISC IS POOR. BUT IT'S NOT. YOU CAN ONLY HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE CAPTIONS OF THE LAST 6 EPISODES. THE SECOND DISC SHOWS SOME MORE EAST OF EDEN'S HIGHLIGHTS. HOW THE SWITCHING OF THE TWO BABIES BROUGHT SO MUCH PAIN AMONG AND BADLY AFFECT THE LIVES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE TWO FAMILIES.

IT'S IN THE SECOND DISC WHERE SOME UNWISE ACTS OF SOME OF THE CHARACTERS WERE REVEALED. YOU'LL GET ANNOYED BY HOW THE CHARACTERS FAIL TO RESPOND SOONER SO AS TO EXPLAIN THEIR SIDE, SO THEY COULD HAVE AVOIDED GETTING INTO TROUBLE. PARANG ILANG EKSENA SA MGA TV SERIES NG PINOY. BUT OF COURSE, THE STORY WOULD HAVE NOT ENDED THAT WAY IF THEY ACTED WISELY ü EH SA 'YUN ANG NAKASAAD SA ISKRIP EH.

I WOULD AGAIN SAY THAT THE MAIN CONFLICT OF THE STORY WAS GIVEN EMPHASIS. THE SENTIMENTS OF EACH CHARACTER REMAINED CONSISTENT TIL THE FINAL EPISODE.

FLESH AND BLOOD RELATIONSHIP, LOYALTY AND DISLOYALTY, MAKING A FIRM STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, JUSTICE SYSTEM OF KOREA DURING THE 90s, VENGEANCE CAUSED BY LONG TIME ANGER WERE ALL PRESENTED CLEARLY.
DIRTY MONEY AND DRUGS ALSO PROVED SIGNIFICANT SINCE IT WAS SHOWN THERE HOW BRIBERY STARTED AND HOW DRUG SYNDICATE PENETRATES INTO THE COMMUNITY.

THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT GUK DAE HWA WAS DRAMATIC AND PLEASING.
MIN HYE RIN LEFT TO STUDY SOMEWHERE, AND YOU WONT SEE HER IN THE LAST 5 EPISODES, I GUESS. BY THE WAY, SHE IS THAT KOREAN ACTRESS WHO MIMICKED THE ASIAN WAY OF PRONOUNCING ENGLISH. I HEARD HER EXPLANATION AND SHE GOT ME ON HER SIDE. YEAH RIGHT.
THE DEATH OF SHIN TAE HWAN, THE VILLAIN, WITH REBECCA (NURSE YOO MI AE, WHO SWITCHED THE BABIES) WAS ENOUGH ALSO.
KUDOS TO THE ACTRESS WHO EXCELLENTLY PLAYED THE ROLE OF LEE DONG CHUL'S MOTHER. A GOOD THING IN HER CHARACTER IS THAT SHE SOON REQUESTED THAT HER SONS FORGIVE THE ONE WHO CAUSED THEIR FATHER'S UNEXPECTED DEATH.


THERE WERE TIMES I GOT SO MAD BECAUSE LEE DONG CHUL SHOULD HAVE JUST KILLED SHIN TAE HWAN  AND THE OTHER ENEMIES BUT HE ALWAYS FORGIVES THEM, BECAUSE HIS FATHER TOLD HIM THAT A REAL BRAVE MAN CAN CARRY THE TAE BAEK MOUNTAIN AND FORGIVE HIS ENEMIES. BADTRIP YUN. HE WOULDN'T HAVE DIED. THE MAN WHO GUNNED HIM DOWN WAS AN ENEMY WHO BETRAYED HIM FOR THE THIRD TIME.

SOME OF YOU WOULD AGREE WITH ME THAT THE DEATH SCENE OF LEE DONG CHUL ISN'T MOVING ENOUGH TO EQUAL THE TEARS WHICH YOU WOULD HAVE SHED IN OTHER PREVIOUS TEARJERKING SCENES (THAT'S IF YOU'RE TOO SENSITIVE, THAT SAD TV SHOWS CAN EASILY TURN YOU INTO A BALAT-SIBUYAS, SOAP-SUCKERS).

HOW ABOUT THE ENDING. YEAH IT HAS AN ORDINARY ENDING. THE LEAD CHARACTER DIED AND THE TWO FAMILIES WERE UNITED. ALTHOUGH I WOULD BE MORE SATISFIED TO SEE DONG CHUL MAKE THE HAND GESTURE HIS FATHER TAUGHT HIM. IT WAS A HAND GESTURE THAT MEANS "I LOVE YOU LARGER THAN THE WORLD". THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER.

I SALUTE  THE FOLLOWING ACTORS FOR GIVING OUT THEIR BEST PERFORMANCE IN THE SERIES: SONG SEUNG HUN, YUNG JUN HOON, LEE MI-SOOK, LEE YEON HEE, HAN JI HYE, JO MIN KI, AND THE YOUNG STARS WHO PLAYED YOUNG VERSIONS OF THE BROTHERS.

WHY DO I BOTHER TO DO THIS. BECAUSE EAST OF EDEN KOREAN DRAMA IS A MASTERPIECE.
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Grand Prize (Song Seung Hun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Female Top Excellence Award (Lee Mi-sook)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Male Excellence Award (Jo Min Ki)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Female Excellence Award (Han Ji Hye)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Male Newcomer Award (Park Hae Jin)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Female Newcomer Award (Lee Yeon Hee)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Park Geun Hyung)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Yoo Dong Geun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Shin Eun Jung)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: PD Award (Yun Jung Hoon)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Special Child Actor Award (Park Gun Tae, Shin Dong Woo, & Nam Ji Hyun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Song Seung Hun & Lee Yeon Hee)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Popular Actor Award (Song Seung Hun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Popular Actress Award (Lee Yeon Hee)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Writer of the Year Award (Na Yun Sook)
     REF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_of_Eden_%28TV_series%29

TOMORROW, I WILL RETURN THE THE DVDs WHICH I JUST BORROWED FROM A FRIEND. I THOUGHT OF LENDING IT TO A FRIEND, BUT SHE WILL BE TOO BUSY THIS SEMESTER AND I DONT WANT HER TO GIVE TIME TO IT, JUST BECAUSE I BRAGGED ABOUT HOW AMAZING THE PLOT IS. MAKAKA-ABALA LAMANG, MAH MEN. I CAN BORROW THE DVDs AGAIN IF YOU WOULD INSIST ON SEEING THE SERIES.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

EAST OF EDEN (KOREAN DRAMA): A BRIEF, PARTIAL REVIEW

I posted this on Nov. 1, 2010, and I just felt a need to re-post this.

THIS KOREAN SERIES HAD MOVED ME SEVERAL TIMES.
IT MADE ME LAUGH, GIGGLE, CRY AND GOT MAD.

WATCHING IT GETS ME SLEEPY.
ONE THING I HATE IN WATCHING NON-ENGLISH OR NON-TAGALOG SERIES IS THAT I EASILY GET SLEEPY BY LOOKING SIMULTANEOUSLY AT THE CAPTIONS (ENGLISH TRANSLATION) AND THE SCENES.I WOULD NEVER WANT TO MISS A SINGLE LINE. WHAT MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT IS THAT THE ENGLISH GRAMMAR ISN’T ALWAYS RIGHT.

I STARTED "REWATCHING" EAST OF EDEN AT AROUND 5PM 
AND I'M DONE WITH THE 1ST DISC. 
IT'S AMAZING. EVERY EPISODE WON'T BORE YOU.
THE TRANSPOSITION OF LEE DONG CHUL, THE MAIN CHARACTER, FROM A LITTLE CHILD TO A YOUNG MAN AND TO A FULLY GROWN MAN IS REALLY SOMETHING SO SIGNIFICANT. THE CONSISTENCY OF HIS GOAL OF REVENGE FOR HIS FATHER'S DEATH IS GREAT. EACH PART OF THE STORY HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE MAIN VILLAIN, SHIN TAE HWAN --HIS CHILDHOOD, HIS FAMILY, COMRADES, HIS BUSINESS CONNECTIONS AND LOVE INTEREST.

THE CHARACTERS ALL HAD BEEN EXCELLENT IN PORTRAYING THEIR ROLES. THEY HAD SHOWN RIGHT EMOTIONS AT THE TIME YOU’D EXPECT THEM TO DO SO. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SEVERAL TIMES WHEN YOU’LL SEE THEM WITHOUT ANY EXPRESSION, LIKE WHEN A CHARACTER IS ALONE, AND YOU EXPECT HIM TO SPEAK OUT HIS THOUGHTS. MAKIKITA MO LANG, MUKHA SYANG AANGA-ANGA.

THE MOTHER-SON RELATIONSHIP, FATHER-SON RELATIONSHIP, EXCEPTIONAL BROTHERHOOD AND CLOSE FAMILY TIES, ALL ARE PRESENTED CLEARLY AND REAL. THE CULTURE OF SUCCESSION IS WELL SHOWN. BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS PROVED RELEVANT TO THE PLOT AND ARE SIGNIFICANTLY INCLUDED, TOO. THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH THE CHARACTER OF THE MOTHER. BASTA, HER PRESENCE IN THE STORY IS SO SIGNIFICANT.

HUMAN SUFFERING AND WRATH CAUSED BY SINS AND MISFORTUNE ARE TACKLED WELL. EACH CHARACTER HAS HIS SENTIMENTS AND DREAMS WHICH ARE EXPOSED TO EXPLAIN HIS ACTIONS. A CATHOLIC CHURCH BUILDING AND CATHOLIC IMAGES ARE SHOWN TOGETHER WITH THE PRIEST WHO IS ALSO A SIGNIFICANT CHARACTER, MAYBE TO REBUKE SINS AND TO RECOGNIZE CONSEQUENCES CAUSED BY SINS.
 
IT HAS ALL THE ELEMENTS ESSENTIAL IN A SERIES INVOLVING A FAMILY AND EVERY ISSUE THAT POOR FAMILIES AND RICH FAMILIES HAVE BEEN FACING, EXCEPTIONAL BROTHERHOOD AND FRIENDSHIP, INCONCEIVABLE ROMANCE BETWEEN A HARDWORKING MAN AND A RICH LADY, ASPIRATIONS OF THE RICH AND THE POOR, THE PLOT’S RELEVANCE AND CONNECTION TO REAL EVENTS IN KOREA.

THIS IS ACTUALLY MY FIRST TIME TO WATCH A DVD OF A KOREANOVELA, WHICH IS WHY I MADE THIS BRIEF REVIEW EVEN BEFORE I FINISH WATCHING IT. DISC ONE PA LANG AKO. HAHA.

BADTRIP YUNG DISC 2, NAKITA KO NA SOBRANG NAKAKAWINDANG YUNG ENGLISH CAPTION. IBANG CAPTION GROUP NA YUNG GUMAWA NUN, KASI NAG-IBA SPELLING NG NAMES.LEE DONG CHUL, NAGING LI DONG ZHE.
SIGURADONG CHINESE, MAS MAHIRAP INTINDIHIN ANG TRANSLATION NILA.

AT KAHIT PARTIAL PA LANG ANG NAPAPANOOD KO, BIBIGYAN KO ANG EAST OF EDEN NG 5 STARS. FIVE OUT OF FIVE YUN HA.
AT KAHIT PA, BADTRIP AKO NANG SINABI NI MAMA NA MAMAMATAY SI DONG CHUL, DAHIL PINANOOD NA NYA YUNG BANDANG DULO NG DISC 2, 5 STARS PA RIN.
5 STARS PARA KAY MAMA. TOINK.

DAPAT KO RIN BANGGITIN NA HINDI MAGALING ANG DUBBING NG TAGALIZED EAST OF EDEN. SANA MAI-AYOS PA ITO. 3 STARS FOR THE DUBBING. ONE THING, KASE HINDI MAAMO ANG PINAY VOICE NI GUK JA (GRACE), VERY OPPOSITE NG ORIGINAL VOICE NYA. TSK, TSK.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

STUBBORN CLUTTER

STILL GOT SO MANY HARD COPY FILES AND UNNECESSARY PAPERS TO ORGANIZE. I THINK HALF OF THE CLUTTER HERE ARE REAL TRASH. CANT FIND ENOUGH DRIVE AND TIME TO HAVE THIS CLEANED UP.

I WENT HERE THIS MORNING TO DO IT, BUT I JUST ENDED UP COVERING NEW BOOKS. JOLOGS NO. I WOULD JUST FIND MYSELF DOING THINGS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT I PLANNED. MAYBE BECAUSE, IT'S REALLY NOT MY HABIT TO PLAN. YEAH RIGHT.
I'VE MENTIONED BEFORE I DO NOT PLAN AND DO NOT THINK BECAUSE IT'S STRESSFUL --SEEING THINGS IN DETAIL AND DEFINING WHAT STEPS SHOULD BE TAKEN FIRST OR LAST, HOOH. KAPAGOD.
I AM NO GOOD IN PLANNING, ALTHOUGH I KNOW THE FACT THAT IT JUST BECOMES MORE TIRING IF ONE WOULD JUST JUMP INTO SOMETHING WITHOUT A PLAN. WE SHOULD KNOW THAT BY FAILING TO PLAN, WE WILL JUST FIND OURSELVES DOING OTHER TASKS. YEAH. MORE TASKS PROVIDE YOU WITH MINIMAL TIME TO DO THE ESSENTIAL TASKS. 
FAILING TO PLAN CAN PUT "PRIORITIES" LAST IN THE LIST.
YOU START WORRYING AND THAT ADDS TO STRESS.
YOU GET THE PICTURE, RIGHT.

I'M STUBBORN. AND I'M NATURALLY LAZY.
I JUST DO TASKS TO EARN, BECAUSE I REALLY NEED TO EARN.
IF I CAN ONLY HAVE A JOB THAT WOULD YIELD 15K A MONTH,
THEN MAYBE I CAN EXPERIENCE A LIFE THAT'S SIMPLE. 


INAANTOK NA KO. BEAR WITH ME, IF I WOULD ERASE THIS POST THE NEXT TIME I BLOG. BAKA KUNG ANU-ANO NA MABANGGIT KO RITO. MY MIND TELLS MY BODY THAT I SHOULD SIT IN MY CHAIR AND COMMANDS MY FINGERS TO PRESS THE ALPHANUMERIC KEYS AND PLAY WITH THE MOUSE. I SLEPT 945 LAST NIGHT AND GOT AWAKE AT 3AM, AND HADN'T GOT BACK TO SLEEP SINCE.

OH, I AM STUBBORN. I GOT NO STRENGTH TO GET THE E-FAN. I JUST TURNED THE ACU ON SO I CAN ENJOY A COOL AFTERNOON HERE. YES, THE CHILL MAKES MY EYES SO HEAVY. 

HOWEVER, I STILL NEED TO ATTEND THE RC DISTRICT ACTIVITY IN PASAY CITY FOR NEW RC MEMBERS. I'LL GO THERE WITH OTHER RTNS. I ALMOST FORGOT THIS APPOINTMENT. FLO RIDA CAN'T GET ME ENERGIZED. KAHIT PA ENERGEN, HINDI TATALAB SAKIN NGAYON. KAPE NGA KAILANGAN NANG I-OVERDOSE PARA UMEPEKTO.

MANG BEN, NASAN KA PO BA? PUMUNTA KA RAW PO SA BASE.
I HOPE MANG BEN READ THIS POST AS SOON AS NOW.
HE HAS HIS BLOGGER ACCOUNT NAMAN. I CAN CHAT WITH HIM SA FACEBOOK KASO HINDI NAMAN SYA ONLINE, IBIG SABIHIN HINDI SYA NAKA-LOG-IN. SA TWITTER NAMAN, FLOODED LAGI ANG WALL NYA KAYA HE WOULDNT NOTICE MY TWEET. SAME IS TRUE WITH HIS PLURK PAGE, KASO HINDI NA NAMAN AKO NAGPEPLERK. MANG BEN, PUNTA KA NA RAW PO ROON AGAD.

I REMEMBER, ONE NIGHT WHEN I WAS ALONE HERE IN THE OFFICE. MANG BEN SUDDENLY SHOWED UP AND SLAMMED THE GLASS WINDOW AT MY LEFT SIDE. NAGULAT AKO NUNG MAKITA KO SYA. KAYA NAMAN I GRABBED HIM IN AN INSTANT AND THREW HIM OUT AND DOWN TO THE GROUND FROM THE BALCONY. ANG GALING KO NO, AT MABABAW KAYO KUNG PUMATOK NA NAMAN SA INYO. KASE PANGALAWA NA ITO. 

AYUN SI MANG BEN. PUMASOK SA MAIN ENTRANCE NG OPISINA. NAKAPUNTA NA RAW SIYA SA BASE AT NAKAUSAP NA SYA NI MAM.
AYUN SI MANG BEN. PARANG ANG LAYO NO. HE'S METERS AWAY FROM ME. DI KO NGA LANG ALAM KUNG ILANG METRO. 

SA OPISINA KASE, DALAWA ANG MAIN ENTRANCE. MAY FRONT MAIN ENTRANCE AT BACK MAIN ENTRANCE. HAHA. KUMBAGA SA PANTALON, HINDI MO MAINTINDIHAN KUNG LONG SHORT PANTS O SHORT LONG PANTS. 
AT NASA HARAP KO ANG BACK MAIN ENTRANCE. GANUN NA RIN YON, KAHIT PA SI "FATHER" ANG BUBULAGA SAYO PAG PUMASOK KA RITO SA BACK MAIN ENTRANCE.

KISS ME THRU THE PHONE.
ASTIG ANG KANTA. KASO UMAY SA PANGALAN NG ARTIST. SOULJA BOY.
AAMININ KO, NANG MAMAYAGPAG SA ERE ANG MGA HITS NYA, AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS KO PA NALAMAN NA "SOLDIER" BOY PALA YUNG PLAIN NAME NYA.
BADTRIP. DI KO AGAD NAPANSIN, KASI NGA UMAY TINGNAN YUNG SPELLING. AYOKO NA ITAYP ULE. SIGURO NAAALALA KO LANG SI SOUL DIVA JAYA SA SPELLING NG NAME NYA.

ISA PA. SI FLO RIDA. FLOOR RIDER. PERO HINDI AKO NA-UMAY NANG MAKITA KO SPELLING NG NAME NYA. SIGURO DAHIL ASTIG TALAGA HITS NYA. 

ANG TOTOO, TUMAKAS AKO SA DUTY NGAYON.
DAHIL NGA ANTOK AKO.
AT DAHIL TUMUTOK LANG AKO SA PC, HINDI PA RIN IMIS ANG SANDAMAKMAK NA MGA PAPEL DITO SA PWESTO KO.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

NIGHT & DAY & NIGHT

GOT DRUNK LAST NIGHT. THE PUNCH WAS GOOD.
HAD SOME SHOTS OF TEQUILA AND MANAGED TO WALK MY WAY HOME.
I DON'T KNOW HOW I GOT HOME, WHEN I WAS INCAPABLE TO FEEL AND THINK.
BECAUSE I GOT SO NUMB AND, I GUESS... DUMB.
I GOT HOME AND SLEPT.

THAT'S HOME.
YOU'LL BE ABLE TO FIND YOUR WAY BACK TO IT, EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL NOTHING.
BECAUSE IT IS WHERE YOUR BODY SHOULD BE.
UNKNOWINGLY, YOU FIND REFUGE IN IT.

I WOKE UP 5AM AND HAD NO TROUBLE WITH "HANGOVER". SURPRISED TO SEE SOME SENT ITEMS WHICH I HAVE DIFFICULTY REMEMBERING I ACTUALLY SENT.
I WATCHED EAST OF EDEN WHILE I AND MY BRO DIPPED HOT PANDESAL IN HOT KAPE.
I ALSO RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM MADAM AT 6AM.

CAME 7AM AND I PREPARED MYSELF FOR MY 9AM MEETING WITH THE "TREASURERS".
I HAD EARLY LUNCH AND WENT TO GSIS. AGAIN, I HAD SEEN NOTHING IN MY CARD. BAKA RAW DELAYED ANG POSTING. "WALA PA REN" SABI NUNG MACHINE.

WE GOT BACK HERE PAST 2PM. I DESIGNED A 4X7 SQ.FT. TARP FOR THE PACQUIAO-MARGARITO FREE SHOWING WHICH I FINISHED JUST NOW USING SOMEONE ELSE'S PC, COZ THE ADOBE PHOTOSHOP IN MY PC HAS SOY SAUCE. NAGTOTOYO. TOINK.

MEETING NG ROTARY NGAYON.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

CLOUD 9 BERRY BURST


CLOUD 9 BERRY BURST

SMOOTH AND LIGHT STRAWBERRY YOGURT-FLAVORED NOUGAT WITH CARAMEL AND RICE CRISPIES IN RICH CHOCOLATE.

KANINA KO LANG ITO NATIKMAN. ANG SARAP. I FINISHED IT OFF IN 5 BITES.
BITIN. PERO YUN NGA, MASARAP.