kidding, I moved for some particular reasons.


:: Miss Saigon ::

I've always admired Lea Salonga. I'm not the kind of fan that would go through great lengths just to see her though. I've never searched her name in any search engines, not unless if I want to see some lyrics. :P I don't have any posters put up on the walls of my room, nor does my account names and emails contain anything that links to her. Though I often read news about her in the papers.

But the respect is there. She's far greater than local personalities, and I mean GREATER.
And her passion to perform is quite inspiring. Haayy. She's got this powerful aura thing going on.

You know those chick flicks before, the one where she starred in with Aga. She kinda made me cry there. See?! No one has ever made my eyes a bit watery and yet, here, a theatre-based actress.
Honestly, I haven't seen Miss Saigon yet. :P
But I've seen that film she was in when she was this kid, about 9 or 10 years old. She fit the part.

Hmm, or maybe it's because of that song We Could Be In Love.
Oh, somehow her voice seems so flawless to me. :P

Up until now, I haven't searched her name yet for further infos. I don't know why, maybe because if I start, I won't stop .
Anyway, KUDOS Miss Salonga. ^_^

Pakinsyet call center moved the training schedule on Wednesday. rawr!
Oh well, I can still rest for a few more days.


:: toot toot toot ::

Blog: a public web site where users post informal journals of their thoughts, comments, and philosophies, updated frequently and normally reflecting the views of the blog's creator.
Exactly what I'm doing right now.

And nobody has any right(or left, hehe) to tell me to stop blogging!
Got that?!!


You try to ignore the person, pero they keep on showing up. Parang kabute. :P

Lately, I've been feeling a bit tired. And I'm not proud of what I've done, hayy I've gone back to smoking. huhu
Masarap kasi yung brand na nabili ko, hypoo. sweet coffee cappuccino flavor. :P


Google's really interesting.
Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut who on April 12, 1961 became the first person in space and the first person to orbit the Earth.
Hmm, I wonder when I'll be able to do the same. Hehe.
I can see it now, circling this Earth, looking down on the cloudy covered blue waters and browny green lands of this planet.

Watching Richard Gomez last night on ANC, Forum: Halalan 07 seemed weird.
He totally looks out of place.
And judging from his answer to the topics, he seemed so off.
What's gonna happen to our country if we let more UNEXPERIENCED actors have a place in the senate.
Politics, pweh!


:: So much for friendship ::

I really don't have to explain myself. Pero just to make things a bit clear.
READ AND UNDERSTAND. (or at least just try to understand)

I told her I wanted to talk to her in person to apologize, IN PERSON.
Tagal ng reply, and the usual dumb question "huh?"
I told her, that in order for me to be free from this internal conflict (as what Bam would call), I had to make amends for the things I did.
A personal apology was all I'm asking for. And surprising as it may seem, di nila naintindihan.
Now, who are they calling stupid?
Oh well, I don't need this crap anyway.
And again, if you're reading this, don't take the things I've written here too literal. Have you ever heard of "figure of speech", or better yet "expression".

You dare comment here, next time, full english so everyone can understand. FYI, not everyone who happens to crash here at my blog knows perfect dabawenyo bisaya. that's "duh!" for you.

ok? ^_^


Indeed it's frustrating, if you're talking to people with brains the size of a peanut. (not referring to anyone in particular)
Anywho, I just want to thank Mel, for making chika with me, as well as comforting me. Char. Soulmate? =P


Unfortunately, since there were so many applicants at Link2Support, we had to be divided into 2 batches. Since I didn't want to take the training that late, I opted to be part of the 1st batch. Meaning, we're gonna go back there on Monday. So much for not scheduling anything for this week. Hayyy.
Grabe, the training seems to be hard, kasi they said that there were those who didn't make it through the training. Waaah, ano yun Boot Camp?

Oh well, it's always good to sit back, with a cold drink on the side, smoke a few hypoo and read a book.
hey Tina! I saw some nice books at the "Bookshop", mahal nga lang. Hayy, to think 2nd hand or 3rd hand books na yun. OVERPRICING!! grr.



:: summer look ::

Nothing's really changed with my "do". Though I have this extra hair at the back of my head :P
Anyway, things got a bit crazy for the past 4 days.
And all I can say is that, I've moved on.
Funny, but somehow God made me realize something. I won't let anyone I happen to fanct get in the way of my friendship with the people I treat as "friends".
How overwhelming it is to know that she doesn't deserve me.
WOAH! Kapal mukha, pero yeah, I take so much pride in myself. Nobody deserves me better than God.
He made me smart, strong and capable enough to go through this ridiculous road called life.
Anywho, tomorrow's the day. I'm having mixed emotions.
After that, I'm meeting up with some of my friends at the old tambayan and catch up with whatever that has happened to us. ^_^

Indeed, what a reflection.
I'm just disappointed that I let some girl ruin my friendship with the person I treated as my best dude.

Happy Araw ng Kagitingan. hehehe

Oh, I watched this local film "Ang Cute ng Ina Mo" with my mom kanina. It wasn't really that funny. It's a good thing they said that the whole theme would be more cartoon-like. I didn't like the movie that much. Oh well. So much for local films.


:: Lost Letter ::

WARNING: For those who has a sensitive stomach on cheesy/mushy stuff, please skip this part.

It's been months, I thought I've gotten over you. I thought everything was okay.
But then, it had to happen. I had to see you there at the mall.
I had to see your expressionless face. I had to feel that same feeling again.

But then, you seemed mad. I can sense it. And I was right, after you confirmed it.
Those issues, you've been hearing. They're outrageous. I admit I've been talking about you with my friends, and if some of them told you about it, dapat pa nga ma-flatter ka. I just don't get it why pagdating ng whatever news na yun sayo, naging negative na. Thanks din for forgiving me, even though I can still sense na you haven't forgiven me whole heartedly.
I've been told that I'm crazy, weird and downright stupid for still thinking about you even if things didn't work out so well.
I just want to clear things to you, I'M NOT MANHID! I may look like one pero, I'm not. Can't you just see right through me? Like what a friend of mine said, I may have a smile on my face, but that doesn't mean I'm happy.

You're not a one-time thing. You're someone I could see myself with for years.
I just want to apologize, for not taking that big step, for being a coward.
I just thought, I could never be better than your "shong". I could never be like your "shong". I could never give you stuff, I wasn't strong enough.
Doing a noble deed pains me. I wanted to see you happy, even if it's not with me. I'd be a hypocrite if I say everything's okay.
I know my friends would taunt me endlessly if they knew about this, and give me the "STUPID" sign.

Of all the chances I let pass by, you're someone I'll do my best not to lose again.
I'm sorry.
By the way, I know I shouldn't be including this here, but yesterday, if you thought it was nothing for me to ask for your digits again then you're dead wrong. I had to prepare and fix myself sa CR para lang mawala tension ko. You can ask Kaye.

And it may seem cliche, with just your smile you've lit this dark cluttered puso of mine.
You're my heartbeat.

I've been tagged by Tina.

3 or 4 funny things you do to relieve
stress. When deadlines are fast approaching but you’re not even halfway through. When your boss is on your ass like a crazed bullrider. When you feel your salary (or allowance) just doesn’t fit your preferred lifestyle. When you partner feels he/she just isn’t getting enough from you.

Umm, I don't know if my habits seem funny, you be the judge. :P
1. I just watch TV. I find whatever it is that's good on the boob tube and watch all day.
2. I draw, or something like it. Mostly the eyes. Yun lang kasi kaya ko. Drawing seems to comfort me.
3. I try to sleep, pero whenever I do, I still think about my problems kaya di ako nakakatulog. Laging lumalakas kabog ng dibdib ko. Grr.
I'll be tagging Karla, Karla (ttalker) and Bam.


I've finished all my requirements sa call center. Whew!
Hopefully I can do well sa training.

Have a blessed Holy week everyone ^_^


:: Training ::

I've mentioned before that I've been busy with some things and that I needed to find a work or anything in particular that would pre-occupy my time.

So I applied at Link2Support just a while ago. It was nerve-wrecking. Sitting there, waiting for them to call your name and stuff. Add to the tension the lobby was malamig. Or maybe I just felt that because I was too nervous.
The interview went well, but not smoothly, my palms became sweaty.
I felt so small, if you know what I mean.
We were asked to take an exam and answer some surveys and stuff.
After just a few hours there, we were asked to go back next week with some of the requirements and start with the training and stuff.
Woo, I got be friends with some of the applicants. Hekhek. His reason for being there was tear-jerking.
Anywho, aja aja aja aja aja ahhh! hehe

I'm just happy I got over those days of worrying about how things will go if I went there.
Good thing I didn't stutter back there. Whew.


Recently, I gained new friends. Online and in real life. Contentment.
That's the word. They complete me.
And if you're reading this, You complete me. ^_^


:: Ikot Ikot Ikot ::

It seems my heart has been captivated by this, this wonderful person.
Curse you ADDU! Why did she have to be in your walls.
Then again, if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have known her.

To whom it may concern,

Why do you keep running in my mind?

*note: the author is now busy with her application forms*


:: A Perfect World ::

Wouldn't it be nice if you were capable of creating your very own world?
You can do things unimannigable.
Have the greatest adventure of your life?
This here is the latest game I happened to stumble across the internet.

Perfect World is a full-feature 3D online game based on the rich Chinese mythology world of Pangu and the generations of gods that paved the way for the creation of civilizations. Anchored with abounding creative elements and features that breaks the ground for the next level of 3D online gaming, Perfect World bestows players to be their own legend and create their own Perfect World.

Starting from a Chinese traditional myth that the god Pangu built the sky, land, and beings, the game creates a profound cultural base and brings players into an age-old, mysterious and undiscovered world with epic backgrounds and a grandiose storyline.

Developed using patented Element 3D engine, Perfect World presents our players a real 3D space with its seamless, huge 3D map. Perfect World brings players the concept of 3D online game with the theme “creating a world” for the first time, giving players a new experience in team work and world creation. All these functions are able to enhance the interaction between the game and the players, and bring them novel and infinite fun.

*pictures and game features provided by Perfect World's official site*
Me and my friends have yet to try out this game.
You'll be reading rants or raves from me about Perfect World right here in my bloggie ^_^

It's official!
I only have three more subjects to take the next school year.
I can't believe it, I'm nearing graduation.
And as what my friend had said, I'll add up to the list of unemployed people by the time I graduate.
I really have to get things straight with all the papers and stuff so I could apply for a job this summer.
And no, you won't be seeing me at counters taking your orders.
I'm not cut out for that, and my pride won't stomach it.

A recent event had added reasons to why I hate Ateneans.
Don't mock your school with your bitchiness and cockiness.
And if you find that cockiness is just the same as confidence, then your stupid.
There's a big difference between being an arrogant jackass from CONFIDENCE.
Before you boast about how your school could easily beat the others without a sweat if they joined, prove it!
Just because you carry the school with a highly prestigious background doesn't mean everybody else can only be second best.


:: Hollow Men ::

The latest show on Jack Tv.
An English sketch comedy. Like Saturday Night Live and MadTV. Crazy, funny and yeah entertaining. *I am a TV buff after all*
Composed of four men, portraying different comical characters in every segment. Whether it be a woman, a man, gay or whatever they all play the part.
Try looking them up in YouTube and you'll know what I mean.


Hurray hurray! It's been 2 months since I smoked. ^_^


I tried to erase someone in my mind. But no matter how hard I tried to keep myself busy, it happens.
Memories. Then shattered with the thought of betrayal. I try to shake it off, but then it persists on getting through my thick head.
I really need to find a summer job, so I wouldn't waste any more time here at the cafe playing with my friends. Not that it's a bad thing. It's just that, I'm not getting anything out of what I've been doing here.
Therefore, a job hunt is in order! *ding ding*

oops, this just came in.
"Sometimes, you have to try not tocare no matter how much you do. Because sometimes, you can mean nothing to someone who means everything to you."

That's it, fear. Fear of having no assurance that whatever you give won't be returned to you. The once joyful person suddenly turns to a scornful one. So don't ever think that some people are insensitive. Because, they're just trying to be one. You know how it is in this world. You've lived here all your life. I'm sure you've gone through this before. Just think, people chose to be insensitive, so they wouldn't be too attached to other people they care for so much. So they wouldn't get hurt.
But then, why try to avoid the inevitable?


:: Brownout ::

Why does everyone call it "brownout"? When in fact, all you see is darkness. And darkness is supposed to be black. Where's the brown in that? Ohwell, Filipinos right? ^_^


The trophy you see here was from this MILO BEST Training bit. This was way back 2nd year high school.
My friend thought it would be fun to join in. Yeah it was fun. And to think when we got there, we were like the older ones among the trainees.
The DEFENSE stand was excruciating. Everytime the coach blows his whistle, every player's supposed to stop whatever they're doing and do the sitting-in-the-air stand with both arms up while shouting, DEFENSE. It's a funny sight, but if you were in my shoes it's not that funny. My knees didn't recover after one week of practice. They shook everytime I do that stand.
There were definitely fun moments during the training. I got to meet kids and my friend got to meet "boys". Quoting her, nabusog ang mga mata niya habang nag-eensayo. Well, at least she was happy. ^_^
At the last day, the coach were saying how happy they were and proud to have players like us. *char*
I never really got to listen to what they were saying, all I know was that my friend was poking me. Saying the coaches were calling my name. I didn't expect to be given anything. Confused, I accepted the trophy they handed to me.
Most Improved Player
Isn't that nice. To think the award was only given to 3 players. And out of the hundred trainees. I received it. ^_^
I did my best naman, so I guess I deserve it. Or I think it was because me and my friend were the only girls there and that they needed to award one to the opposite sex right? *conspiracies, prejudice*
Anyway, I got to reminisce about the days before. Seeing that trophy on my desk, and how my mom was surprised that I had that award without telling her, how me and my friend laughed at how comical some of the players looked, how it led me to be much more confident.
2 years later, I was awarded Best Platoon Leader.
Then it dawned me, I excelled much better physically.
At graduation, I was 3rd placer in the IQ test.
I wasn't all brawns after all.

With all this, I'm thankful, no scratch that. Grateful! That amidst the problems I've gone through way back, I got to experience things that would mold me as to what and who I am now.
With the situation I am in now, I think back at the things I did before, received and gave. I was fortunate. And still am.
Thank God for that. For making everything possible *globe?* ^_^

anyway. the other picture you see there is my character at Tantra.
A Deva ^_^

By the way, to shed some insight on what a my character is about.
The Deva tribe calls the east end of the continent as their abode, a picturesque region with a cool climate. This chilly environment is conducive for learning the Mantra Arts (magic) and for preserving the language of the gods.
A great majority of Deva tribesfolk are highly-skilled in deciphering the ancient verses of the gods. They uphold this archaic tradition by recording them in special slates. They also inscribe these writings on their bodies which the Deva’s proudly display as exquisite body art.
Their extraordinary magical powers and high resistance from Mantra attacks are their strengths but they are susceptible to physical attacks.

(as told by Tantra's official site)
I'm currently Level 69 ^_^



:: Davao Cyber Expo ::

Watch out for CyEx07 - Cyber Expo 2007 this June, 2007

Things to expect:

  1. e2Games - an inter-cafe WarCraft-DotA tournament for DotA players in Davao! 16 teams from all over Mindanao, supported by 16 gaming cafe's in the city battle it out for big CASH PRIZES, Trophies, and, PRIDE.
  2. e2Exhibits - a massive computer expo where you can check out the latest digital "stuffs" available today! The exhibit will also showcase some of the best online MMORPG games you can indulge in!
  3. e2Creatives - an informative seminar on graphics design, video, and animation. This event also hosts a POSTER MAKING contest.
  4. e2Technical - an informative seminar from TESDA Davao.
  5. e2LPX - (LAN PARTY XTREME) join us in our LAN PARTY! Play with your fellow LP enthusiast. Showcase your pimped-out rigs, and who knows, you might just win the LPX Modding and Performance competition.

    If you think you're the fastest gun in computer assembly, join the SPEED BUILDING contest! Put together a computer as fast as you can and win awesome CyEx07 prizes from our sponsors!
  6. e2Music - get serenaded, or rock out, to Davao City's top bands! Live bands available throughout and a rocking party after on the last night of the event!
  7. Many, many more! - random prizes, giveaways, raffles. But most importantly, expect a cool GET-TOGETHER with your fellow gaming enthusiasts, designers, technicians, and event parents! :)
The said event will be made possible by e-squared events organizing.

Contact persons for the event:

Lester Lawrence "LL" T. Avila -> 0921-8411203
Antonio "Tojo" Elmore -> 0919-6112783
Christopher John "Tope" Cubos -> 0920-9084722
Eric Brian M. Te -> 0927-2315820
Leonardo Paquito "Kitsi" T. Avila VI -> 0918-3835561
Loving Lim-Jarabelo -> 0921-3270200
Giovanni D. Malundo -> 0917-4089696

I'm posting this since one of the organizers is a friend of mine. Was I ever so ecstatic to support this event. ^_^
Freebies, freebies, freebies! I'm excited. lol


Oh, and it's official, I'm single but not available.
No details, since it's all dramatic bullshit emo crap.



:: Centennial post ::

It's been months, and now I can celebrate my 100th post.
From this day on, I won't be posting about shitty blabbers.
Must shed some insight about stuff going around globally. ^_^

If you thought only Apple was able to generate mass hysteria with the pre-launch of the as-yet unavailable iPhone, think again – Google’s rumored Phone could herald yet another mobile phone revolution.
Is there anything Google can’t do? It seems nothing is impossible, and impossible is nothing for the world’s dominant search engine company, who now want to expand into the world of mobile computing, Internet access and telephony with their own branded phone.

Said to look similar-ish to the iPhone, with a big widescreen and few buttons, Google wants to bring their software, search, advertising, IM, VoIP and Web 2.0-style apps to a stylish handheld device that plugs you right into everything Google, bringing Google to those even without a computer.
Google’s phone is supposed to be running a version of Linux, uses a touch screen, has Google Talk built-in for instant messaging and VoIP calls, and would have to come with a powerful web browser and mobile versions of Google Apps and other Google software, such as Google Maps, Gmail, Google Calendar and more.

Built-in Wi-Fi would seem to be a given, although whether or not the phone will be 2.5G (GPRS), 2.75G (EDGE), 3G (UMTS) or 3.5G (HSDPA) is unclear. Bluetooth would be another obvious addition, as would some kind of camera, or even two cameras if video calling will be available. Mp3 and video playback capabilities would also seem to be natural features for Google to include.
One thing is for sure: if Google wants to release their own phone, they have the power to do so, the ability to create the right software environment and the technological know-how required to make the Google Phone a reality.

by: By Alex Zaharov-Reutt

Can't wait to see the prototype ^_^
Happy 100th post for my precious bloggie.


Oh, about that Blog Party held last Saturday. It was sorta fun. ^_^ Met some cool bloggers. Mr. Dominique is really nice, he let my friends use the computer he occupied just so they could search and play the Google-lympics. Too bad I didn't win one of those Google-printed shirts. Hehe.
Google's sole Philippines representative, Ms. Aileen Apolo, was there too, giving an insight on what's the latest on Google and how you can earn money by just doing what we love, blogging. ^_^
The party was filled with a fun session with Mr. Abe from Yugatech and Ms. Janette Toral of DigitalFilipino.

Oh, I went there with Red (who hoped he could win the Emptiest Blog award which is why he made a blog which is totally blank), Ced (non-blogger, co-Tantra player), Tina, Jona, Pearl and Bam.


Bought two new shoes yesterday. I've been craving to have new ones coz it's been ages since I last bought a pair, and it was for a friend's debut. :P
I missed posting like this, with different segments.
Anyway, I'm still learning how to use this AdSense thing. :P I already have $ 0.14 in my account. haha.



:: Paranoia ::

I think everyone's out to get me. Hayy.
Not good enough.
Not good enough.


:: Tag! ::

Tagged by Bam once again. ^_^ At least I get to post something again :P

A - Available/Single? - Available, I'd like to think of it as non-commitment type of availability. Available to friends, para iwas gulo.
B - Best Friend? - None. *end*
C - Cake or Pie? - Cake, I'm not fond of pies.
D - Drink Of Choice? - Water, it's healthier. Pero if I want something refreshing *with taste*, any kind of shake will do. :P
E - Essential Item You Use Everyday? - Hanky, phone, lip balm. *nagiging dry lips ko eh*
F - Favorite Colour? - red. power, passion and life.
G - Gummy Bears Or Worms? - gummy bears, pero worms will also do, lalo na yung sugar-coated. :)
H - Hometown? - Davao. Durian City! Which, on the contrary is my least favorite fruit.
I - Indulgence? - Tantra. Blog. Food!!
J - January Or February? - January, aside from the fact that it's the name of my former crush, January's sort of a new beginning for me.
K - Kids & Their Names? - Err, I don't have any. But if I had the chance to give a kid a name, it would be Avery.
L - Life Is Incomplete Without? - God.
M - Marriage date? - no comment.
N - Number Of Siblings? - 2. I'm the youngest. hihi
O - Oranges Or Apples? - Oranges, tangier, mas masarap. ^_^
P - Phobias/Fears? - reptiles, being chased (literally)
Q - Favorite Quote? - “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
R - Reason to Smile? - comedic moments.
S - Season? - Summer! Woohoo! to the beach and beyond.
T - Tag people? - Jona, Ikay, and Mel.
U - Unknown Fact About Me? - I used to be a control freak way back as a kid. I tortured my friends a lot. Hehe
V - Vegetable you don't like? - Super duper dami to mention.
W - Worst Habit? - Everytime the alarm goes off, I always adjust it to a few more minutes. :P
X - X-rays You've Had? - My spine. During cheerdance practice 3rd year i fell. 5ft. 2 days, I had my back checked and the doc said all's fine but the effect won't show until later. So diretso agad ako sa school to play bball in our intrams. hihi
Y - Your Favorite Food? - Chicken adobo and any kind of Sinigang. nyam nyam I'm hungry.
Z - Zodiac Sign? -


:: Gifted + Looks = WEIRD ::

"Each player of this game starts off with ten weird things or habits or little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged must write in a blog of their own ten weird things or habits or little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you must choose six people to be tagged and list their names. No tagbacks!"

1. Everytime I go to the bathroom, I always bring an encyclopedia. (At least I learn kahit nasa CR ako, hehe)

2. I don't use the public bathroom or any bathroom for that matter unless I'm super malayo from my house. Whenever my stomach acts up, I take a taxi right away pauwi. :P

3. I rarely talk to anyone at home.

4. I hear voices in my head.

5. I don't like Atenistas..

6. Whenever I watch Ghost Fighter (Yuyu Hakusho), my fear of the paranormal, mumu and the likes disappears. :D

7. I always see to it that on lists, my name's 7th on the list.

8. I like to annoy people.

9. I'm some kinda perfectionist. Whenever people talk, pinapakinggan ko kung may mga mali silang terms and I make sure na I correct them.

10. Everytime I go out mag-isa, I always put on a masungit face. I don't know why. Hmm.

Tags Adobobo, Camille, Keekee ,Mel, Musikera, and Yvetskie.


:: Insight ::

Watching the news last night, I was amazed at how this one guy had caught the attention of the media and the rest of the world with his letter. As the news went on about his letter, you'd be given realization of the things we ought to watch out for and must give importance.
Since his e-mail address was there, I sent him an email regarding that letter the news talked about.
And I was happy to have received a reply from him. Here's what he sent me.

Thank you for your email :) Let me share with you the Inquirer article that was written because of that email :)
Harvey :)

Youth leader to leave RP if 7 things happen
By Tina Arceo-Dumlao
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines -- The state of politics in the Philippines is becoming so bad that even the most patriotic of Filipinos like Harvey Keh is considering migrating.

If that happens, it will certainly be a big loss.

The credentials as patriot of the 27-year-old Keh are impeccable.

In an open letter posted on the Internet, Keh said that in spite of his love for his country, there were seven possible outcomes of the coming elections that would make him consider leaving the country.

1. If former Election Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano of "Hello Garci" infamy wins in his announced bid to become congressman of Bukidnon province.

The opposition says a wiretapped conversation purportedly between Garcillano and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is evidence Ms Arroyo stole the 2004 presidential election. Ms Arroyo has denied any wrongdoing.

"We would really be the laughingstock of the whole world if we allowed a man with the reputation of Garci to be one of our so-called 'Honorable Gentlemen,'" Keh said in his open letter titled "What Will Make Me Leave the Philippines."

2. If "Dancing Queen" Tessie Aquino-Oreta reclaims her Senate seat.

"I hope that all of us would still remember that dance that she did during the 2001 impeachment hearings after they voted to overrule the decision of then Chief Justice Hilario Davide. Let us make sure that people like her never make it to the Senate again," said Keh.

3. If actor and comedian Richard Gomez is elected senator.

"What does he know about making laws? We already have the likes of Bong Revilla and Lito Lapid in the Senate, and their performance, or the lack of it, would be reason enough not to elect another actor who has no prior experience in government to the distinguished halls of the Senate," the letter said.

4. If former senator Gregorio Honasan wins a Senate seat.

"I cannot believe that just because someone is charismatic, we will just elect him to become one of our senators despite the fact that he has time and again caused so much instability in our country," Keh said. "If we want a military junta similar to that of Thailand, then let's all vote for this guy."

5. If Manny Pacquiao becomes congressman of General Santos City.

"Everybody loves Manny the Boxing Champ, but Manny the Lawmaker? Let's be realistic here, Manny is our hero, but I think it takes more than just great boxing skills and a desire to serve to be able to make appropriate laws that would help uplift the lives of the many Filipinos who live in poverty," he said.

6. If Sen. Lito Lapid is elected mayor of Makati City.

"Lito Lapid as city mayor of the country's finance and business center?! Do you really think he is from Makati and has good plans for the city?" he asked.

7. If Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis "Chavit" Singson, who has long been linked to illegal gambling, is elected.

Deluge of concern

Keh's short e-mail has reached the farthest corners of the world, triggering a deluge of responses from Filipinos -- most of whom share his fears.

"Since I sent the e-mail on Feb. 14, I have been receiving at least 80 messages a day," Keh told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. "I spend about two to three hours in front of my computer just answering my mail."

"It seems that the letter has really circulated and penetrated almost every Filipino e-group all over the world," said Keh.

Keh said he was compelled to write an open letter because of the news that Garcillano was going to run in Bukidnon.

Keh, however, said in another e-mail sent following the huge response generated by his first letter that there were still reasons to stay in the Philippines, and Filipinos overseas could do their share by investing in education.

Invest in education

It is in education that Keh finds a brighter future for the Philippines.

And how much does it cost to invest in the country's future?

Not much, according to Keh.

Just $60, he said, could send a Filipino youth leader to a training seminar to help develop better leaders; $100 can buy a complete set of reference materials for a public elementary school library for 2,000 students, and $200 can help send a student to college for one year, as provided by Pathways to Higher Education, which Keh helped put up.

"As long as there are many more Filipinos who are willing to take a risk and invest in our country's future, then indeed there is still much hope left in the Philippines," he said.


Keh is executive director of Pathways to Higher Education at the Ateneo de Manila University, an organization that helps less fortunate students gain access to quality higher education in the Philippines.

He is one of the 20 Young Leaders of Asia cited on the 50th anniversary of the Asia Society, an organization founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller III to strengthen relationships and deepen understanding among the peoples of Asia and the United States.

He is also one of the inaugural Fellows of the Asian Institute of Management's Mirant Center for Bridging Societal Divides and executive director of Ahon Foundation, which aims to increase Filipino literacy by building libraries across the country.

What's wrong with this picture?

He was also concerned about the unusual makeup of the two major political alliances fighting over the 12 seats in the Senate.

The Team Unity ticket of President Macapagal-Arroyo has former senators Sotto and Aquino-Oreta, who accused Ms Arroyo of cheating their then standard-bearer Fernando Poe Jr. during the 2004 elections.

On the other hand, Senate President Manuel Villar, who as House Speaker was instrumental in the impeachment of former President Joseph Estrada, is now part of the United Opposition, which is led by Estrada himself.

"Now, if you don't see anything wrong with this picture then you must be one of the many Filipinos who have accepted this very sad reality that there is indeed no permanent ideals that our government leaders stand up for, but rather, they just go where their self-interest can best be served," Keh said in his e-mail.

"It is this kind of politics [that explains] why I no longer wonder why good people like Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Mayor Jesse Robredo of Naga City or outstanding Bulacan Gov. Josie de la Cruz will find it hard, or worse, never be elected to national positions," Keh said.

Be more vigilant

Keh appealed to his fellow Filipinos to do their share to shape the outcome of the elections in May.

"I think it is time that Filipinos became more vigilant and critical in selecting our leaders for the sake of our future and the generations that will go beyond us. So I appeal to every Filipino who asks what can I actually do for my country, choose and vote for the right people in the coming elections," he said.

He appealed to Filipinos in his open letter not to be influenced by candidates on the basis of a catchy jingle or a cute poster.

"Let us choose leaders who have a good track record for service and who are genuinely committed toward serving our country," he said.
You can email Harvey Keh at harveykeh@gmail.com
While reading this, I was a bit surprised with how I have forgotten these issues that was linked to the said running candidates. Some of them are in fact unworthy of a seat in the senate or any political position.
What do actors know about making laws? To think we voted an undergraduate president just so we could impeach him.
Partly it's the media's fault on why these characters seem flawless of any negative issues.
The crappy fact is that, we're too ignorant of how we should use our rights being under a "democratic" governmment. Sure, we've been given the right to vote but most of the people living here gives their vote in exchange for money.
PEOPLE OF THE BLOGOSPHERE! Since we are all computer-literate, why not research on these political figures and candidate, para maiba naman. So we wouldn't just nod in approval of what Mr. Harvey Keh had said, instead let's take action. While we still can. Procrastination is not an option. Remember, the only way we can stop ourselves from commenting on political issues if we make a move. Let's not leave the votes only for those ignorant people. We are one of the higly-intellectual people here in our country, ok para humble pakinggan, we are one of those who are now aware of this situation. Let's use this for the betterment of our country.



:: Openness ::

Are you familiar with some 80's hit songs and those hitmakers?

I'm fond of 80's and 90's music and quite amused with some bands/singers. With their weird hair do's and strange dance moves.
Boy George and the Culture Club, now there's that band that had really caught my attention. Actually, kapag naririnig ko yung pangalang yun, si Boy George lang naaalala ko. Hehe. Female-looking face and moving like a conservative-but-pacute girl.
Have you noticed that people from those days had long hair, blondes were mostly sikat. And I'm not just talking about the women. Pati yung mga lalake. They put on make-up too.
One rock band has been famous for their exaggerated looks, KISS.
There's Queen too. Buti na nga lang eh sumikat sila. Well, during those days you could actually sell anything to the public anyway. And those transitions weren't the talk of the town. It's their music, the content and the melody.

Sad to say, nobody thinks like that now. Everytime a band, or a person becomes famous or is being featured on TV, one of the main questions that come to mind is their sexuality.
They've also made categories para ma-identify ang ganitong ugali and impression apart from others.
When one talks about something they've been hiding all these years, the listener then thinks, "Wala na bang iba? Don't you have anything juicier?"
That's what people do today, pinipiga ka hanggang sa wala ka nang masabing bagay to satisfy their curiosity.
Can't people feel safe in opening up without being ridiculed?
Maybe it's insecurity, no?

Karma Chameleon, it's a fun song. Listen to it. Daming papasok sa isip mo while singing along to that catchy tune. To think that he's gay but his music, the lyrics. He's not talking in third person. He's not referring to himself as a woman or whatever. Now why can't people talk like that or think like that. And why can't others just accept the fact that people like me are totally different but are at the same time just the same. Hmm, who knows, I might become the next president. And I'll see to it I 'll change the whole perception of homosexuals. (come to think of it, why homo eh pwede namang hetero)

I'm currently listening to old songs. From Frank Sinatra to Boy George and the Culture Club.


:: Irreplaceable ::

I've searched the web and we have a winner!
This here's a version of Beyonce's Irreplaceable.
So Sick of Neyo had one too, as well as Eamon's F*** it right.
At least this one's a bit catchy. Cool


I've been having fun upgrading the level of my character in Tantra.


Another very disappointing thing from ABS-CBN, making the viewers wait for a gazillion hours just to feature 1/4 of the PBB housemates. Really! I'm just amazed at their marketing skills that they're still able to catch other viewers' attention and promote the show.
Three skinny girls, the one who's mestiza and had that scary looking doll with her is kinda pretty. Hmm, or maybe it's because she's maputi.
Then, you have three guys. The big german guy looks stupid but adorable. With that piercing beside his lip and that weird hair cut. It's funny and kinda frustrating to see him interacting with the other housemates.
There's Ezekiel, that Australian "hottie". Pero he looks dorky.
And that other guy. He's not that eye catching, though he looks kinda gay to me. Hehe.
I've only caught a glimpse of the show while surfing through channels.
Although the hand cuffing of the housemates had a meaning behind it, it's still so lame.
As I've noticed, the IN thing now are FIL-AMS. And FIL-HILs, translation, Filipinong Hilaw. Haha.

To us, pure blooded Filipinos, KUDOS. Let our spirits be unshaken by this degrading of our race. ^_^

To Pam, we've only been together for 4 months pa lang. :P

--Edited again--

As what I've expected, that big stupid-looking guy on PBB understands English and Tagalog perfectly well. Hay naku! What a pakulo! Toink


:: This is it ::

Today's our final defense on our thesis. Whew, and I'm second on the list. Syet.

May all be well.


What seemed like hours of waiting only took minutes of standing there in front of three panelists and our administrator. Not much that big of a deal really. I just stood there and read my presentation. After that, the panelists stated the corrections and other stuff. Then voila, I'm out of that room with just a snap of a finger.

The food? Well, yung sa foundation day namin, yung manok ang nakalutang sa mantika. This time it's porkchop marinated in oil. And the pansit (whatchamacallit) tasted so maalat/pait. Nakaka-dry. Tapos isang Zest-o juice lang. My ghulay, parang umattend ako ng lamay. I know I should be thankful at may pinakain sila. Pero DAPAT LANG. To think each of us paid 100 pesos only to be fed with that kind of meal. Mas okay pang kumain sa eat-all-you-can or dun sa unlimited rice restos, at least the food ain't that icky. Hahay.

I'll have to pass another copy on Tuesday. Later, at around 6pm I'll be attending a debut. My friend's sister's debut. Hehe.

That's about it. Oh, belated happy monthsary pala samin. hehe


:: Push the Button ::

The title doesn't actually have anything to do with this entry, I just happened to see this sticker caption in the next computer. ^_^

I believe most of you have heard Nina's latest and most requested hit, Someday. Right?

The chorus goes like this:

"Someday, someone's gonna love me.."

And here's our version:
"Someday, somehow anyway..."
"Someday, down the road.."

It's kinda corny at first and won't make sense but once you sing it over and over, I bet you you'd laugh.
Anyway, our final defense is on Saturday. Hope I make it through with flying rainbow colors hehe. ^_^
Oh, I've noticed that I'm being too much of a pilosopa. This realization has just come to me while talking to my ex over the phone. Then I figured, I've been hanging out too much with the guys and you know how things are with guys. Mahilig mag-asaran. Dagdagan pa na one of them is gay, like Giovanne. Being with them just makes all my sides hurt. My jaws numb through all the halakhak. And with them did we come with those renditions of songs. Someday by Nina is just one of them. ^_^
During one of our party hunts, I made a stupid mistake. May sawsaw kasi sa party namin, and when this happens the experience points becomes lesser, and to think it's divided in our party. One of my friends told me to use my Chaya skill, which blocks any opponent's movements. And I didn't hear him when he said that di na lang raw at pabayaan na lang namin yung sawsaw na yun. So ayun, switched on my Player Kill mode and forgot to switch it off. I eventually killed that Deva sawsaw. So there you have it, I've become a killer and now I have to wait till my Karma goes away. For the meantime, I'm just selling some of the items I've used and happened to earn during my hunting spree.

You can see my latest predicament. I'm the one with the name Avydootz. The box thing there. ^_^ waiting for someone to buy some of my items.


:: Boink ::

It's been a while since I last updated and visited some blogs, so here I am. :)
I've been busy, but not with some school works. I've been too caught up with upgrading my character's level in Tantra.
It's fun, but oh how costly.

Anyway, February 14 was a day filled with unplanned events.

I went to the cafe to play for a while, then went to this bar&billiards place where I got to meet new friends.
I didn't know that they were drinking and so napasubo ako. Good thing I stopped before I dropped. :P
I went back to the cafe to just be with the tropa. Unknowing na paalis na pala sila to eat and tamang tama magsisirado yung kaibigan namin ng maaga.
We all walked to the nearest barbeque place. Unfortunately, andaming tao. So we ended up walking to another spot.
My ghulay, every restaurant was booked. Meron ngang isa, we got a table ready, only to find out that naubusan na sila ng pork ang whatchamacallits. Next, eh this new grill restaurant.
And let me tell you, it's definitely not worth eating at this place. It says on their menu that they serve unlimited rice. Pero napag-alaman naming naubusan raw sila ng rice. Thinking that we might as well just wait para makapagsaing uli sila. Pero nung dumating yung order, parang, yung pork barbeque's worth only 3 pesos at our place tapos dun eh parang kalahati lang. We waited for damn too long.
First, for them to attend to us and second for the order.
Ayun, nag-walk out kaming lahat. The place was really unorganized. Hayy.
I'm thinking of becoming a food critic someday. :P I'll ban every food place here in Davao with bad service and crappy food.

We walked, AGAIN, to another spot. Buti naman at nakakain kami dun. Then we met up with some of our friends and talked for a bit. After eating, we agreed to go to MTS (Matina Town Square) to just chill and hang out. With Kath, Renel, Giovanne, Sir Eno, Cedrick and Pearl.

From there, we went to this liblib na bar. :P Me, Kath, Renel and Cedrick were the only ones who felt like going to any bar at that time. Giovanne still wanted to play Tantra, I don't know about Pearl and Sir Eno.
Anyway, there were a lot of homos out on that night and at that place.
Kath couldn't stop herself from looking at them and laughing. Eh kung makatingin halata talaga kaya ayun, nagtatawanan na lang rin kami. It was a bar/karaoke place kaya ok sa trip ni Renel. Konti lang naman yung nainom namin dun, still it was better than being in a place where there are a lot of people tapos ang sikip sikip pa.
We went home at around 3 in the morning.
I can't say I had fun that day. It was a so-so ocassion. :P

Damn PARDS (the restaurant we went to with super bad service). I wish they'd burn down that place.



:: Part 2 ::

"Often, I choose to pretend I'm happy so I don't have to explain myself to people who'll never understand."

I hate arguing, I hate talking endlessly about something when I know that I can never make them understand. It's like teaching a cow how to bark. That hard. I don't like talking to people who are fixated and are narrow-minded. I hate wasting my time on people who doesn't have an inkling on what I'm talking about.

I don't like it when people tends to butt in and talks about another different thing. I'd rather write things down where no one can actually interrupt me. I guess, no matter how I try to improve myself on talking, I'll always be the listener type of person. Better that than nothing at all.

Another thing I hate about myself is that when I begin to get my point straight, I tend to talk in circles. Therefore, confusing myself and my reader or the one I'm talking to.

I've gotten used to procrastinating. I cram most of the time. Whenever there's a work that's supposed to be done, I tend to work on it the day or 2 days before the deadline.


:: My Inner Daily Ramblings ::

I can be really annoying if I want to. I tend to too much of a critic. I mock those who are out of style, super jologs, goofy looking and are down right stupid. I know, I'm not someone has that much of a fashion sense, nor am I good looking and owning a super high IQ.

Every little thing I notice that has some bad impression I quickly comment on.
Self-confessed meanie.
I know there are those who are much worse than me when it comes to judging people. The thing is, once I sense this negative aura from someone, that impression stays and so I conclude on that person's behavior and personality as a whole. Funny, but this sort of things keeps me away from people na walang magagawang mabuti sa akin.

Sometimes, when people reach out to me I often look irritated. That's because I could be either doing something that I'm actually focusing on or I'm just not in the mood to talk. I scream, so loud, I shout! But only in my head. I find myself staring at the person or just looking at what I'm doing, but in my mind, I'm already screaming like mad. I start saying words that are contain explicit contents. I start talking about of how many times that person has become so annoying to me. Ganun.

If only my glares were daggers, then you would then be long dead.

I tend to cram. When people ask me to do something, I ask first when would be it's deadline. And just before that day would I then work on it. And if I can't comply with the task, I'd make up stupid excuses or just tell the whole truth.

I don't like it when people take the friendship we have for granted. Like, I have this e-loading business and they'd ask me to reload their accounts and persist that they'd pay the next day. When I know for a fact, iilagan nila ako. Just so they can't pay or just keep on saying "oo na. mamaya." As if they're the ones na maiipit. Galit pa kung makapagsalita. Ayoko ng ganun.

Like, last night, Vanessa kept calling at home looking for me. Of course late na ako umuuwi so if people would want to reach me, text na lang. Then I was sleeping ever so soundly kaninang umaga, only to be awakened by a phone call. Magpapa-load raw siya. Of course, the third paragraph happens but I simply told her wala pa akong pang-load. And as I tried to go back to sleep, wala na. Di na uli ako makatulog.

I'm selfish when it comes to food. I don't share. Pero malakas akong manghingi. Tulad rin sa pangongopya, malakas akong mangopya pero kapag ako hiningan mo ng sagot wala kang makukuha sakin kapag di pa ako tapos sa pagsagot sa paper ko. You better let me finish or else magsusuplada ako. Rawr.

The reason why I wrote this is because I have a segment here about my inner daily ramblings. The people mentioned there have read everything I wrote about them and some of the people we know. Tinakot nila ako, saying they would exact their revenge by posting about me on their blogs too.
*when in fact I know they're too lazy to do that and some has already accepted those truths*
They told me that I should also write those negative things about me. So here it is. I wanted to explain to them that if one tries to tell something negative about oneself, one would find it hard to comment furthermore. Because at the back of that person's mind is a force trying to stop oneself from actually telling it all.
But hey, I'm trying hard here. And I'll update as soon as I contemplate more on things. ^_^


:: I'm It ::

Tagged by Tina:

Here is how you do it:

  1. Please go to http://www.paulsadowski.com/birthday.asp and enter your birthdate (Month, Day, Year) in the text box provided.
  2. Then click “Submit.
  3. Results will then be displayed containing lots of information about your birthdate. What to take from here? take your:
    • Date of conception, scroll down a little bit then take the list of
    • Celebrities who share your birthday and also the
    • Top songs in your birth year
Now let’s go to the name’s meaning generator tool.
  1. Please go to http://www.paulsadowski.com/Numbers.asp and enter your full name in the text box provided.
  2. Then click “Submit.
  3. Results will then be displayed containing lots of information about your name. What to take from here? take your:
    • What your first name means (sometimes no meaning is given so you may skip it if that’s the case)
    • Your number and also
    • Your number’s characteristics
    • Your inner dream number plus the
    • Meaning of your inner dream number
My results: for November 6, 1987

Your date of conception was on or about 13 February 1987 which was a Friday. (wait, parang birthdate toh ni Tina, except for the year)

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Pat Tillman (1976)Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (1972)Ethan Hawke (1970)
Maria Shriver (1955)Glenn Frey (1948)Sally Field (1946)
Mike Nichols (1931)Walter Perry Johnson (1887)James Naismith (1861)
John Philip Sousa (1854)
(I never really liked Ethan Hawke)

Top songs of 1987
Faith by George MichaelLivin' On a Prayer by Bon Jovi
Alone by HeartWith or Without You by U2
La Bamba by Los LobosI Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by StarshipI Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2
Didn't We Almost Have It All by Whitney HoustonI Knew You Were Waiting by Aretha Franklin & George Michael
(I know most of the songs, it's funny how some of the songs interpret what I'm feeling right now)

Results for Name Generator

What your first name means: Rebellious, bitter (shocking!)

Your number is: 3
(i'll add this other infos which are somehow true)
An Expression of 3 produces a quest for destiny with words along a variety of lines that may include writing, speaking, singing, acting or teaching; our entertainers, writers, litigators, teachers, salesmen, and composers. You also have the destiny to sell yourself or sell just about any product that comes along. You are imaginative in your presentation, and you may have creative talents in the arts, although these are more likely to be latent. You are an optimistic person that seems ever enthusiastic about life and living. You are friendly, loving and social, and people like you because you are charming and such a good conversationalist. Your ability to communicate may often inspire others. It is your role in life to inspire and motivate; to raise the spirits of those around you.

The negative side of number 3 Expression is superficiality. You may tend to scatter your forces and simply be too easygoing. It is advisable for the negative 3 to avoid dwelling on trivial matters, especially gossip.

The characteristics of #3 are: Expression, verbalization, socialization, the arts, the joy of living. (so-so)

Your Soul Urge number is: 7 (wow! seven!)
(added info lang)
With a number 7 Soul Urge you are very fond of reading, and retreating to periods of being alone and away from the disruptions of the outer world. You like to dream and develop you idealistic understandings, to study and analyze, to gain knowledge and wisdom. You may be too laid back and withdrawn to really succeed in the business world, and you will be much more comfortable in circumstances that are tolerant of your reserve, your analytical approach, and your desire to use your mind rather than your physical being.

You are very timid around people that you don't know very well, so much so at times that casual conversation and social situations can be strained. You tend to repress your emotions to the extend that some people have a good bit of difficult understanding you. You tend to be very selective with friends and you don't easily adapt to new environments or to new people very quickly.

The negative traits of the 7 include becoming too much the introvert and isolated from others. *this definitely hit home*

Your Inner Dream number is: 5

Meaning of your Inner dream number:
You dream of being totally free and unrestrained by responsibility. You see yourself conversing and mingling with the natives in many nations, living for adventure and life experiences. You imagine what you might accomplished.

Now, I'm tagging Pot, Camille, Pam, Karla, and Deanne.

Thank you Tina, if it weren't for you I wouldn't have anything to post for today. ^_^