Thursday, July 31, 2008
You know that feeling? The feeling of depression, uncertainty and lack of passion. I feel like going somewhere very far, to a place that no one knows me. Meet new friends, go to new places, do other things I have never tried doing before and find my passion. It's like I want to start a new life.
Haaay, I know I am talking nonsense and I even find everything I typed weird. So I would just blame it to middle life crisis if that's what you can call it.
Basta ang gulo. I am sad right now and I want to be happy again. That's hard though coz even myself doesn't know what makes me happy anymore. Haaay gulo tlaga. Wala lang. Sana everything will be alright. Kala ko di na ko dadapuan nito but I was sooo wrong. Or baka naman kasi antok lang ako? Hahaha! Bangag.
Don't mind me blog, ganito lang tlaga yata pag confused. And this too shall pass. I hope.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Kaya ngayun eto, back to work na ulit. As expected, na enjoy ko naman ang bakayson namin ni Jay-ar. Sobrang bitin nga lang. Palagi naman ganyan pag OFW at uuwi ng pinas. Sobrang nabibitin sa bakasyon.
So anu na nga ba ang aming pinag kaabalahan sa pinas.
Unang una, umuwi tlaga kami para mag pa executive check-up. At sobrang nawindang ako sa mahal ng check-up at gamot. Ang tagal tagal ko na kasing nde umiinom ng gamot. Since mataas ang cholesterol level ni Jay-ar at may UTI naman ako, kailangan na uminom ng gamot. Hehehe!
Sobrang na enjoy ko din ang birthday celebration ng aking cute na cute na pamangkin. Sa susunod ko na upload ang pics pag nagka time ako. Nag silbing reunion ng mga Recaldes ang birthday na yun kaya walang pumapansin sa host kundi mga kids lang. Ang mga adults busy sa chikahan and catching up with each other's lives. Hehehe!
Nakapag meet ako ang isang group ng college friends ko at nag check-in kami sa hotel para magkulitan, mag wentuhan ang mag kantahan gamit ang bago kong biniling magic mic. Hehehe! Nag punta din kami sa isang comedy bar at swerte naman kami kasi andun si Inday Garutay, Booba at si Chocolate kaya sobrang nakakatawa at enjoy tlaga.
Nag stay ako ng mga 3 days sa Calamba para makipag bonding sa mga relatives ni Jay-ar. Hehehe! Walang araw na nag stay lang ako sa bahay kaya sa sobrang dami ng gs2ng gawin at sa sobrang konti ng time, nde ko na nagawang makapag pa facial at makapag manicure and pedicure. Pero nakapag pa spa naman kami ni Jay-ar sa Calamba.
Tapos malling. Pero ang napuntahan ko lang na mall ay MOA at glorietta. Napadaan nga lang ako ng glorietta kasi dun ang meeting place namin ng mga college friends ko. Hehehe!
Haaay, super bitin tlaga. Kasi siguro dahil sa executive check-up kaya ganun. 3 beses din kami nag pabalik balik sa St. Luke's para dun. Nde ko na nga na meet ang VILLMA at JoBarCo kasi sobrang kinapos na tlaga sa oras. Pero sa October, I will make it a point na ma meet ko sila. Haaay, ang sarap sa Pinas. To follow na lang ang pictures. Sa uulitin! Babush!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Husband: Luv promise, simula ngayon iiwan ko na ang mga kabit ko.
Wife: Wow, thank you luv! Ako naman I promise, ang next nating anak, ikaw na ama!
Nanonood ako ng mga ants na naglalakad sa wall. Kahit busy sila, they still stop and communicate. Sana tayo ring mga tao, we could be more like the ants - naglalakad sa walls!
Dumating yung ngongo sa bahay nila at tinakpan niya ang mata ng misis nya.
Ngongo: Nges oo
Wife: Buwisit `to, `nges oo, nges oo' ka pa diyan, eh ikaw lang naman ang ngongo dito!
Dear GOD, please don't lead me into temptation…I already know the way.
A playboy died. During the mass:
Priest: He's an honest guy, a good husband and a family man!
Wife: (whispered to her son) Anak, tignan mo nga baka di na si papa mo yung nakaburol.
4 job applicants were asked: "What is the fastestthing in the world?"
The German said, "Thought".
The American said, "A blink of an eye".
The Aussie said, "Light".
The Pinoy said, "Diarrhea!"
Pinoy: "Lit mi eksplin. Dis murning, I hab istumak ek, I run to di tuylet but bipor I kud tink, blenk, or eben swits on di lyt, tangna, der was syet en my pants olridi, su past!"
BATA: "Wala akong kwentang anak para sa inyo! Lahat nalang ng gawin ko mali! Di nyo na ako mahal!"
AMA: "Nagkakamali ka anak…"
BATA: "Syet, mali nanaman ako!"
Woman with sick baby went to the clinic.
Doctor: "Is he bottlefed?"
Woman: "Breastfed po, doc." (Doctor starts squeezing the woman's nipples)
Doctor: "That's why he's sick, you're not producing milk."
Woman : "Yaya lang ako, doc! YAYA!"
Celebrity quote: "Noodle! Noodle! NOODLE!!!" - Manny Pacquiao on "Deal or No Deal".
DOC: "Hubad na iha, wag kang matakot. I will not take advantage of you, general check-up lang `to."
GIRL: "Saan ko po ilalagay ang panty ko?"
DOC: "Diyan lang sa tabi ng brief ko…"
News Flash: "Snow White, thrown out of Disneyland! She pulled up her skirt, sat on Pinocchio's face and shouted, 'Lie, you bastard, lie!'"
"Sana radyo ka nalang, para pag naririnig kitang kumanta, puwede kitang patayin."
"Beauty is only superfical. It's the character that makes a pers0n who they really are" - motto yan ng mga PANGET!
TITSER: "Who can give an example of a tag question?"
PUPIL: "My teacher is beautiful, isn't she?"
TITSER: "Very good! Itagalog mo nga!"
PUPIL: "Si ma'am ay maganda, hindi naman diba?"
Pinaka common mistake ng isang girl during a job interview ay ang pagsagot ng…
"KAHIT ANUNG POSISYON PO SIR, BASTA MAKAPASOK LANG."
"Tandaan mo anak ang batang sinungaling ay di na tatangkad, uusli ang ipin, liliit ang binti at tutubuan ng malaking nunal sa mukha." - Diosdado Macapagal
"Rooster and cat goes over a bridge. Cat slips and falls in the river. Rooster can't stop laughing. The moral of the
story: wherever there's a wet pussy, there's a happy cock."
Aanhin mo ang gwapo, kung mas malandi pa sa `yo?
Walang matinong lalake sa malanding kumpare.
Sa hinaba-habanng prosisyon, bading din pala ang magiging karelasyon.
Matalino man ang bading, napeperahan pa rin.
Ang di marun0ng magmahal sa sariling wika, sa callcenter naglipana.
Virginity is neither a sign of purity nor dignity. It's a sign of a lack of opportunity.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
-> White and Pink
Name one person that made you smile today?
What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
-> Fixing some SFTP errors with occasional internet surfing
Have you ever been to a strip club?
-> Nope and I don't have any plans of doing it
What is the last thing you said aloud?
-> Okay, I will check on that (work related)
What is the best ice cream flavor?
-> Mint and Strawberry
What was the last thing you had to drink?
What are you wearing right now?
-> Short sleeves pink polo and jeans
What was the last thing you ate?
-> Gummy Bears
Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
-> Wala pa nga e. Baka bukas. :)
What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
-> Caramel (pero dapat hindi makunat yung popcorn)
Who is the last person you sent a comment
Do you take vitamins daily?
Do you go to church every Sunday?
-> Not every Sunday =(
Do you have a tan?
-> Yes, buong katawan! Hehehe!
Do you like Chinese food better than pizza?
-> I like pizza more
Do you drink your soda with a straw?
What did your last text message say?
-> To Jay-ar: Ampayat payat mo na kasi lalo na ng muka mo! Hahahaha!
Where is your dad?
-> He's in Damam
Look to your left, what do you see?
-> A big, nice plant
What color is your watch?
-> transparent with silver bracelet
What do you think of when you think of Australia?
-> Aussies and the Beaches
Do you use chapsticks?
What song you’re listening ryt now?
-> I'm not listening to anything
Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive through?
-> Go in at fast food
what’s your favorite number?
Do you have a dog?
-> Dati meron pero ngayun wala na
Last girl you talked on the phone with?
-> My mom
Have you met anyone famous?
-> I can't remember. Well, I have met the former under sercretary of education before. He's pretty famous in his field.
Any plans today?
-> Eat at Hokkaido later
Ever go to college?
Do you dye your hair?
Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
-> Etong work ko ngayun though am thankful for it
Last song listened to?
-> I can't remember =( Ulyanin masyado. Hehehe!
Can you say the alphabet backwards?
-> I can't =(
Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
-> Not shoes but a pair of nike slippers
Are you jealous of anyone?
-> I know I'm a jealous type but to no one in particular as of the moment
Is anyone jealous of you?
-> No one that I am aware of
Juan De La Cruz is symbolically used in the Philippines to represent the "Filipino". The name is roughly the equivalent of the American Uncle Sam and John Doe. Juan de la Cruz is usually depicted wearing the native Salakot hat, Barong Tagalog, long pants, and slippers (called tsinelas in Tagalog). The term Juan de la Cruz is also used when referring to the collective Filipino psyche. The terminology was coined by Robert McCulloch Dick, a Scottish-born journalist working for the Manila Times in the early 1900s, after discovering it was the most common name in blotters.
There was, however, a real Filipino by the name of Juan de la Cruz who was a coxswain of a steam launch who was arrested on suspicion of murdering two men on June 7, 1886. He was thrown into the Cavite jail and remained there for twelve years due to neglect of the Spanish colonial government, awaiting a trial which never came. When the Americans came, he was set free on May 1, 1898.
The name is Spanish which translates to "John of the Cross". The majority of Filipinos have acquired Spanish surnames largely due to more than 300 years of Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines. The Roman Catholic Church also plays an important role in the naming of a child, with almost every other baby baptized and named after a saint. San Juan de la Cruz was a Spanish mystic and Doctor of the Church; a leading figure in the Catholic Reformation.
Activists often call Juan de la Cruz a victim of American imperialism, especially since most editorial cartoons of the American era often depicted Juan de la Cruz along with Uncle Sam.
Letter from Juan de la Cruz
The president was Diosdado Macapagal. Life was simple. Life was easy.
My father was a farmer. My mother kept a small sari-sari store where our neighbors bought sang-perang asin, sang-perang bagoong, sang-perang suka, sang-perang toyo at pahinging isang butil na bawang.Our backyard had kamatis, kalabasa, talong, ampalaya, upo, batao, and okra.
Our silong had chicken. We had a pig, dog & cat. And of course, we lived on the farm.During rainy season, my father caught frogs at night which my mother made into betute (stuffed frog), or just plain fried. During the day, he caught hito and dalag from his rice paddies, which he would usually inihaw.During dry season, we relied on the chickens, vegetables, bangus, tuyo, and tinapa. Every now and then, there was pork and beef from the town market.
Life was so peaceful , so quiet, no electricity, no TV. Just the radio for Tia Dely, Roman Rapido, Jonny de leon Tawag ng Tanghalan and Tang-tarang-tang. And who can forget Leila Benitez on Darigold Jamboree?On weekends, I played with my neighbours (who were all my cousins). Tumbang-preso, taguan, piko, luksong lubid, patintero, at iba pa. I don't know about you, but I miss those days.
These days, we face the TV, Internet, e-mail, newspaper, magazine,grocery catalog, or drive around. The peso is a staggering and incredible P44.00 to the US dollar.Most people can't have fun anymore. Life has become a battle.
We live to work.
Work to live.
Life is not easy. It was in Saudi Arabia in 1983. It was lonely, difficult, & scary. It didn't matter if you were a man or a woman. You were a target for rape. The salary was cheap & the vacation far between. If the boss didn't want you to go on holiday, you can't.They had your passport. Oh, and the agency charged you almost 4months of your salary (which, if you had to borrow on a "20% per month arrangement" meant your first year's pay was all gone before you even earned it).
The Philippines used to be one of the most important countries in Asia .Before & during my college days, many students from neighboring Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and China went to the Philippines to get their diplomas. Like Thailand, they went to study agriculture in UP Los Banos and earned their bachelors in the Phils and now we import rice from them. Its opposite now.
Philippines used to be the exporter of any agriculture products but now its different. We import because not much land (farms) they can cultivate due to private sectors who focused on developing houses, buildings, supermarkets, mall and others.
What happened now?Whats the government doing?Checking their own pocket, their own personal interest and pork barrels.
Until 1972, like President Macapagal, President Marcos? was one of the most admired presidents of the world.The Peso had kept its value of P7.00 to the US dollar until I finished college.
Today, the Philippines is famous as the "housemaid" capital of the world.It ranks very high as the "cheapest labor" capital of the world, too. We have maids in Hong Kong, laborers in Saudi Arabia, dancers in Japan, migrants and TNTs in Australia and the US, and all sorts of other "tricky" jobs in other parts of the globe.
Quo Vadis, Pinoy? Is that a wonder or a worry? Are you proud to be a Filipino, or does it even matter anymore?
When you see the Filipino flag and hear the Pambansang Awit, do you feel a sense of pride or a sense of defeat & uncertainty?
If only things could change for the better...... Hang on for this is a job for Superman. Or whom do you call? Ghostbusters. Joke. Right?
This is one of our problems.
We say "I love the Philippines .. I am proud to be a Filipino."When I send you a joke, you send it to everyone in your address book even if it kills the Internet.But when I send you a note on how to save our country & ask you to forward it, what do you do? You chuck it in the bin.
I want to help the maids in Hong Kong ...
I want to help the laborers in Saudi Arabia ...
I want to help the dancers in Japan ... I want to help the TNTs in America and Australia ... I want to save the people of the Philippines ...
But I cannot do it alone. I need your help and everyone else's.If you say you love the Philippines, prove it. And if you don't agree with me, say something anyway.Indifference is a crime on its own.
-Juan de la Cruz
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
You Are a One Piece Swimsuit
You are a bit conservative and traditional.
And you are not at the beach to put your body on display!
You are a low maintenance person. You like to look good, but you're not vain.
Your taste tends to be sophisticated. You always opt for classy over trashy.
2. Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
3. Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with Nothing usually end in Fine. (Refer back to #1 for the meaning of Fine.)
4. Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't do it!
5. Loud Sigh: This is actually a word , but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of Nothing.)
6. That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
7. Thanks: A woman is thanking you -- do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome.
8. Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!!
9. Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking "what's wrong"; and for the woman's; response to be, "nothing". (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of Nothing.)
On another note, Congratulations to all my friends who are preggy na. Congrats to Len who is 7 wks preggy, congrats to Apple who is 2 wks preggy (tama ba?) and congrats to MC who will be giving birth next month. Naway hawaan nyo ko ng blessing na yan. Hehehe! Turuan nyo nga kasi ako, panu ba gumawa ng baby? Hehehe! Congrats, congrats at naway maging mabubuti kayung mga ina. Yun lang! Babush!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Today, I received a birthday gift from HP. Actually, matagal na kong ini-email ng secretary to go to HP office to claim it. Wala akong balak claim yun for three reasons:
1. Hassle pumunta sa HP office kasi naka base ako sa client site so nakakatamad
2. Malamang the gift would be kung anu-anung HP items lang (My PM gave me HP clock, HP shirt and HP calendar before).
3. I don't like HP. Not the office location, not the office, HP mismo! Hehehe!
But then, my good PM got the gift for me and hand it over to my TL ko give it to me kasi nagkita kami sa meeting kanina sa client site. You see, super abnormal para sakin yung situation ng team namin. We have a big team actually. Pero hiwa-hiwalay kami. My PM is usually in HP office, my TL, well I don't know where he reports for work then I am on client side. The rest of the team, yung dev team nasa India. So ganitong setup, parang wala akong ka-team. Loner sa client site. Pangit noh? Hehehe! But anyway, back to story, so my TL handed over the gift to me today after our meeting. I was surprised because it's a 4GIG PenDrive. So nde pala sya kung anu-anung HP item lang. But PenDrive is still an ordinary item right?
But this makes it extraordinary. It has my name engraved on it. Na-touched ako ng konti kasi it's personalized. So mejo nawala ng mga 1cm yung pagka ayaw ko sa HP. Hehehe! Sa bahay ko na lang nakita na may naka - engrave pala kasi when my TL gave it to me, dedma lang ako. I didn't show even the slightest amazement. Sabi ko lang "thanks" then yun na un. Hahaha!
When I was in Sunlife, kapag birthday ng employees, may card kami from CEO with a gift voucher worth Php300. Ewan ko lang kung tumaas na amount ngayun kasi mahal na bilihin. Hehehe!
Oh well, yun lang ang kwento. Wala akong ginagawa sa office this whole week. Next week, paktay na naman ako. Pero bukas I need to go dun sa isang site ng client (yung remote site, remember?) to support a testing. Asar. Hehehe!
Anyway, I will just upload Cameron Highlands photos soon. Ciao!
Ps. Alam nyo ba na kasing layu na ng Singapore ang Cameron Highlands from KL (5 hours by bus)? O ngayun alam nyo na. Hahaha! Joke. Trivia lang.