:: 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.