Monday, May 30, 2005

joke time

just want to share this:

A Pinoy went to a bar in Hawaii to have some drinks. At the counter, he sat next to the famous Hollywood director, Steven Spielberg who was already ahead by a quart of alcohol. After a couple of beers, the Pinoy sensed that Spielberg was glaring at him. Suddenly, in a flash the Pinoy crashed down from his stool, felled by a vicious hook from the director.

Picking himself up, he yelled, "Wat da hell is dat por?" Spielberg ranted: "That's for the bombing of Pearl Harbor, you ..@@!!....! My dad perished in that bombing!"

"Tang Na! I am not Jafanese, you stufid Nincomfoof! I am Filipino!" exclaimed the Pinoy.

The inebriated director replied, "Yeah yeah yeah ....Japanese, Burmese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino are all the same."

Regaining his composure, the Pinoy dusted off his white pants, straightened the collar of his loud bird-of-paradise printed shirt, took his seat and ordered a double R&B from the bartender. After a few sips, the Pinoy stood up and delivered his best Jackie Chan karate kick, sending the director flying halfway across the room.

"What was that for?!!" shouted the surprised Spielberg from about fifteen feet away. "Dat's por da sinking of da TITANIC! I had my grandpader on dat shif!" the Pinoy answered back. "You ignorant Chink! The TITANIC was sunk by an iceberg!" exclaimed the director. "Yah yah yah...Iceberg, Sfielberg, Carlsberg... you are all the same."


A Filipino is enjoying a hearty breakfast - coffee, croissants, toast, butter & jam, etc. when an American, chewing gum, sits next to him and starts an unwanted conversation:- American: "You Filipinos eat the whole bread?"
Filipino : "Of course." American: "We don't. In the States, we only eat what's inside. The crusts we collect in a container, recycle, rebake them into croissants and sell them to Philippines "
American: "D'ya eat jam with the bread?"
Filipino : "Of course."
American: "We don't. In the States we eat fruit for breakfast, put all the peels, seeds and left overs into containers, recycle them into jam and sell it to Philippines "
Filipino : "Do you have sex in America?"
American: "Of course we do."
Filipino : "And what do you do with the condoms?"
American: "Throw them away of course."
Filipino : "We don't. We put them in a container, recycle them, melt them down into chewing gum and sell it to America."


A pregnant Pinay lady is involved in a car accident in San Francisco and falls into a deep coma. Asleep for nearly six months, when she wakes up she sees that she is no longer pregnant and frantically asks the doctor about her baby. The doctor replies, "Ma'am, you had twins! A boy and a girl. The babies are fine. Your brother from the Philippines flew in and named them."

The woman thinks to herself, "Oh no, not my brother... he's an idiot!" Expecting the worst, she asks the doctor, "Well, what's the girl's name?" "Denise," the doctor says. The new mother thinks, "Wow, that's not a bad name, guess I was wrong about my brother. I like Denise!" Then she asks the doctor, "What's the boy's name?" The doctor replies, "Denephew."

Tawa naman dyan!

Sunday, May 29, 2005


Don't you just hate it when instead of the usual greeting of "hello", "kumusta ka?" or "ano ang bago?", you are greeted with "ang taba mo!" or "mukhang tumataba k!" by people you haven't met for a while?

I am first to admit that I have gained a few pounds the past month due to frequent night outs with my parents and cousin (they were in Manila for a month and that translates to having dinner out almost every night). Aside from that, my pantry is stocked with my favorite dark chocolates and other forms of junk food from pop corns to pringles and other chips. Food in moderation? That seemed to be out of my dictionary for a month.

But since I have had numerous people saying that I have gained a lot of weight and I feel my clothes getting tighter, I have resolved to lose a few pounds before my birthday. It doesn't mean that i would starve myself. rather, i would watch what i eat (less carbs, more fruits and veggies) and have at least 30 min. of exercise a day if I could. I just hope that I could keep this resolution.

Monday, May 23, 2005

last few days...

It's the days few days (last week) of the 4 day work week implemented by the government this summer. I wonder if the program translated into real savings for the government or if expenses were the same or even higher. What ever the outcome is, I am sure that the government will tell us only half truths.

Update: as of 5:45pm:

It took two months for the government to realize this:
THE GOVERNMENT is not likely to extend the four-day workweek scheme because of its adverse effect on productivity, MalacaƱang said Monday.

Tsk tsk... what a sad sad government we have!

Thursday, May 19, 2005

to please or not to please

In trying to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one... Is it then time to just do things that you know would please or satisfy you?


Some people, just don't appreciate what you do for them... all they think about is themselves and their so-called world (lalo na if they feel that they are above you or if they have "other" people)... No matter what you do or show that you care, all they think about is them selves, they just don't appreciate the effort that you put into things...this is true for families, friends and even in the work place.

What hurts most? When you feel unappreciated by your family, it changes your perspective and makes you think that you don't belong. When you feel unappreciated by your loved one, you feel unloved, underserving and small. When friends disappoint you, you hold back.

Is it then better to look out only for yourself regardless of who you are with?

Wednesday, May 18, 2005


What do you do when you are disappointed and things don't go your way?
1. "Mag mokmuk" and let the other party feel guilty. Guilt him / her into agreeing with you.
2. "Kulitin" or nag the other party into agreeing with you.
3. Eat some dark chocolates or milk chocolate to make you feel better.
4. Reach for the chips and soda and stuff yourself till you feel better.
5. Go shopping (for shoes, clothes or books).
6. Solitary confinment.

Siguro it depends on the situation and who disappointed you. Ako? I sometimes nag the person into agreeing with me and letting things go my way or make him feel guilty or sometimes solitary confinment with a bag of chips and soda. hehehe... bad noh?

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

the truth?

I wonder if this is the truth or another attempt of cover up:

Newsweek Retracts Quran Desecration Story. But with the abuses and human right violations done by the USA, it might just be a cover up. Did the bush government pressue newsweek to retract its story?

More insight / reactions/ articles here, here and here.

Monday, May 16, 2005

30 days to 30

When i was younger, i thought that by 30 i would be married with children... in 30 days i will be 3 decades old. I am not married nor do i have a child.

When i was a lot younger, 30 was considered old... how come i don't feel old? I still feel the same way as i did five or six years ago (although i noticed that my metabolism has slowed down a bit... well, i guess i just need to exercise).

When i was younger, being 30 and single makes you an old maid. I may be turning 30 soon and i may be single, but who says being an old maid means that you get to be boring. Who knows, i might as just settle down soon! (wishful thinking, hehehe)

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

another increase, another burden

As if increase in electric, gas, and food prices are not enough, the LTFRB gave in to the clamor of jeepney drivers and operators. This came after a series of oil price increase as well as the staging of a transport strike last month. (see full story here.)

It seems that everything is going up, up, up! Lahat n lang tumataas maliban sa mga sweldo. I mean, i know that the jeepney drivers and operators need to earn a living, but i do wish this "cute" government would be sensitive to the plight of the working sector.

When was the last time government raised salaries of its workers? If i remember correctly, since the "cute" president took office (legally or other wise) it NEVER did. How could an employee who earns P10,000.00 gross be able to get by? P10,0000 a month is not enough. It's purchasing power is not the same as before! With increases in basic utilities such as water and electricity, I'm sure that a bulk of it would go to payment of these ultilities.

It seems that the public is being bleed dry, not only by the government through its taxes (inefficient collection as well as graft) but by multinationals and other sector. No wonder more and more Filipinos are looking else where for jobs and other opportunity.

Monday, May 09, 2005

why blog?

What is a blog?

It is basically a journal that is available on line. A blog is often a mixture of what is happening in a person's life, his views on events, his rants and raves, etc. It is primarily concerned with daily life and events. Some blogs focus on topics such as food, computers, music, etc.

A blog can either be maintained by an individual or a group that share common interest and discuss thoughts on what ever subject that comes to hand. It opens a venue for discussion and for putting down throughts, raves and rants.

Why blog?

Blogging for me is basically an expression of my thoughts and feelings. Wrting things down can relieve tension / anger. It is an effective way to rant (and eventually) calm down without hurting another person's feeling. It is also physically and emotionally less draining than shouting or braking things.

Writing / blogging also makes chronicles what when on in my life. It captures my feelings, thoughts and memories. It is also an excellent way for my family and friends to know what is happening in my life. It is sometimes the topic of our conversation on "YM".

Blogging opens the avenue to meet new friends, people who share common interest and share the same view (albiet not every time.) It makes the world seem smaller and bigger at the same time. It gives you different views on a variety of topics and expands your understanding of things.

Why do I blog? For the reasons cited above and much much more. But basically, i blog because I want to and I can. It is my guilty pleasure.

red daw

Ewan kung true ito, pero red ang fave color ko.

Your Aura is Red

Your Personality: Self-confident and stunning, you live in the now! You love life and experience all it has to offer.

You in Love: You're a bit private and have trouble opening up. You need a secure guy who can deal with your independence.

Your Career: Your ideal job gives you a ton of control and concrete results. Consider being a chef, surgeon, or architect.

What Color Is Your Aura? Take This Quiz :-)

Find the Love of Your Life
(and More Love Quizzes) at Your New Romance.

hmm, obvious ba na wala masyadong ginagawa today? hehehe

the big apple

According to the quiz i took, i belong to NYC! hmmm, feeling ko dahil mahilig akong lumamon kaya ganon. hehehe, o bk naman can relate kc ako sa "sex and the city girls" ... what ever it is, i do hope to visit this city soon!

You Belong in New York City

You're an energetic, ambitious woman.

And only NYC is fast enough for you.

Maybe you'll set yourself up with a killer career

Or simply take in all the city has to offer

What City Do You Belong in? Take This Quiz :-)

Find the Love of Your Life
(and More Love Quizzes) at Your New Romance.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

happy mother's day

To my mom:

Happy mother's day! Thanks for being such a wonderful, understanding and cool mom!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

another one of those quizzes

You Are a Peacemaker Soul

You strive to please others and compromise anyway you can.
War or conflict bothers you, and you would do anything to keep the peace.
You are a good mediator and a true negotiator.
Sometimes you do too much, trying so hard to make people happy.

While you keep the peace, you tend to be secretly judgmental.
You lose respect for people who don't like to both give and take.
On the flip side, you've got a great sense of humor and wit.
You're always dimplomatic and able to give good advice.

Souls you are most compatible with: Warrior Soul, Hunter Soul and Visionary Soul

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Farmers and Fisherfolk month

As tribute to the countles farmers and fisherfolk, the DA celebrates Farmers and Fisherfolk month this may. It honors outstanding farmers, fisherfolk and agri-entreprenuers with "Gawad Saka" and other activities nationwide.

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