Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Monday
Sobrang nakaka-stress, kasi Christmas party namin sa QC, tapos galing pa kaming Parañaque.  Stressed kami kakahintay sa girls dahil nagpa-blower pa sa parlor bago pumunta sa party.  Kaibigan pala ng boss ko si Paolo Avelino.  Tinawag ako para magpa-picture kami.  Hindi ko siya kilala that time kasi di naman ako nanonood ng TV.  Sino 'yon?  Si Paolo Avelino daw sa ABS-CBN.  Di ko siya kilala e.  Nung i-Google ko, nalaman ko na magkasunod pala kami ng birthday.  May 13 siya.  Ako May 14.  Nakauwi ako sa Parañaque ng 4AM. Plakda.

Tuesday
Off ko.  Nagising ako ng 10AM, nanood ng movie sa laptop.  2PM, nag-bike ako from Parañaque papunta sa house namin sa Tondo.  Grabe.  Dalawang oras pala ang biyahe.  Pagdating doon, ni-raid ko ang ref.  Kain ng ubas, Chips Ahoy, tsitsiriya, pancit canton, at nakipag-bonding sa mga pamangkin at mga inaanak.  Siningil kaagad ako ng mga inaanak. Cash na lang daw na pang-Star City.  Pag binigay ko 'yon, quits na?  Oo daw.  Pabor.  Di na ko mahihirapan mag-shopping.  Abot kaagad ng cash.  Wag niyo na itanong kung magkano.  Bike ulit ng dalawang oras pabalik ng Parañaque.  Kala ko di ko kakayanin.  Nakauwi din ng 11PM, tapos nagpamasahe sa bahay.

Wednesday
Pasok sa work.  Lethargic.  Kulang sa tulog.  Gusto mag-blog-hopping, pero di kaya.  Kasi antok at masakit pa ang katawan sa ginawang pagba-bike.  Pahinga muna.  Busy sa Thursday (opening ng Puregold na katabi namin, baka maraming guests), Friday (Christmas party ulit), at Saturday (may pasok, tapos uuwi pa sa Tondo para doon mag-celebrate ng Christmas Eve, at babalik sa Parañaque ng madaling araw kasi may pasok kinabukasan).

Nood muna ako ng movie tapos tulog na.  Makakapagbasa rin ako ng ibang blogs sa mga susunod na araw.

Batiin ko na rin kayo.  Merry Christmas, and remember:  Christmas is not about gifts.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Quote 29

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Rail Transit Bloopers

Kakabasa ko lang ng post ni Yodz, kaya naalala ko ang mga bloopers ko sa LRT at MRT.  Bloopers kung English, katangahan kung Tagalog.


Wala pang MRT noong 1985.  LRT pa lang, at tokens pa ang gamit.  In na in ang "working students," kaya nakiuso na rin ako.  Batang-bata at gwapong-gwapo pa ako noon (talagang isiningit).  Server ako sa Shakey's noon sa Greenbelt sa Makati Avenue, tapat ng Landmark.  Wala pa ang Landmark noon.  Wala na rin ang Shakey's Greenbelt ngayon.  Sumasakay ako ng LRT galing Tayuman at bumababa ako sa Buendia Station.  One time na pagsakay ko ng LRT, di ko napansin na nakahawak pala ako sa hamba ng pinto.  Naipit yung mga daliri ko sa goma ng pinto nung sumara ang mga iyon.  Sobrang higpit pala non pag nakasara at hindi ko mahila ang kamay ko, kaya tiniis ko ang sakit hanggang next station.  Bumakat sa mga daliri ko yung goma ng pinto ng LRT. Akala ko nga e hindi na matatanggal yung mga bakat.  Feeling ko talaga noon e napaka-eng-eng ko.

Fast forward to 2001.  Kakabalik ko lang ng Manila pagkatapos mamalagi sa probinsiya namin sa Palawan (talagang isiningit din) ng anim na taon.  Pagbili ko ng token, card ang ibinigay sa akin.  Ipinasok ko sa slot, at pagsakay ko ng tren e tiningnan ko ng maige yung ticket.  Ang ganda.  Mag-iipon ako nito, sabi ko sa sarili ko.  Inilagay ko pa sa loob ng wallet ko.  Pagdating sa station, nagmamadali pa akong bumaba ng tren at diretso doon sa exit.  Kablag! Aruguy!  Bakit hindi umikot yung bakal?  Isa pa.  Kablag ulit. Aruguy ulit.  Ipasok ko daw yung ticket, sabi nung mamang kasunod ko.  Hiyang-hiya ako noon kasi feeling ko, siyanong-siyano ako, e sa Manila naman ako lumaki.

2008.  Sa Edsa Central ang work ko, kaya connecting na tren ang sakay ko.  From Tayuman, LRT hanggang EDSA, tapos MRT Taft papuntang Edsa Central.  Ganoon din ang pauwi.  Sa madaling salita, LRT-MRT ako papasok, MRT-LRT ako pauwi.  One evening na pauwi ako, e di sumakay ako ng MRT.  Tuwing sumasakay ako ng MRT sa umaga e natataon na yung nasa bandang kanan na tren ang nasasakyan ko papuntang Edsa Central.  Pag pauwi naman e sa kaliwa pumaparada.  One time na pabalik ako galing ng Edsa Central, tinambayan ko yung pintuan sa bandang kanan, para pag-park ng MRT sa Taft, makakalabas kaagad ako para mauna sa escalator. Ang kaso mo, nung bumukas at sumara yung pintong tinambayan ko sa Magallanes Station ay naipit yung likod ng barong ko sa pinto.  At pagdating ng Taft station, sa kanan pumarada yung tren, kaya yung pintuan ko e hindi bumukas.  Yung pinto sa kaliwa ang bumukas.  Patay.  Di ako makaalis. Sinubukan ko'ng hilahin yung barong pero parang mapupunit, kaya di ko na pinilit. Gusot mayaman yon e.  Ang ginawa ko e dedma.  Nagkunwari akong magra-round trip at hinintay kong makaalis ulit yung tren para sa Magallanes station ako bababa.  Ang kaso lang, maluwag pa ang mga upuan, at ako lang ang nakatayo.  Dedma. Pagdating sa Magallanes at sumakay ulit doon pabalik ng Taft.  Bakit ba hindi ko naisip na pwede rin pala pumarada sa kanan yung tren e dulo nga pala ang MRT Taft?  At mabuti na lang ay hindi last trip yung nasakyan ko, kundi ay baka sa MRT ako natulog...ng nakatayo.

Kung nahilo ka sa kwento ko, e, mas nahilo ako'ng magkwento.  At saka wag mo nang kwentahin ang edad ko.  Ang masasabi ko lang, isa ako sa mga pinakamatandang blogger dito sa Pilipinas.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Christmas Wish List and Then Some

Here is my Christmas 2011 wish list.  Partial pa lang ito, kasi ngayon pa lang ako nag-iisip kung ano talaga ang gusto ko.


A male Jack Russell puppy.

I went to Cartimar Pasay this afternoon to buy some accessories for my MTB.  Sinilip ko rin mga pet shops doon.  I fell in love with the Jack Russell, especially yung isa doon male puppy na may maliit na black spot sa left side, then white na lahat.  Kaya lang walang papers.  P8500 negotiable.  May nakita rin ako with papers, female, and hindi ko siya gusto kasi parang maldita.  The current market price of Jack Russell is 15k to 18k, with papers.

Speaking of Cartimar, sarap pala mag-shopping doon.  Hindi masikip, walang pila, daming sale.  Nadala akong pumunta ng Baclaran.  Kasi pupunta sana ako sa house namin sa Tondo nung Sunday, and sabi ko ayokong dumaan sa Divisoria, so I would take the LRT from Baclaran.  Kaasar doon kasi andaming tao.  Tapos yung papunta sa LRT station, e ang layo-layo ng lalakarin mo.  Ok lang sana maglakad ng malayo kung lakad na hardcore.  E kaso mo, hindi lang baby steps na lakad yung nangyari sa akin doon e.  Imagine moving your feet ng pakala-kalahati.  Ganoon.  Three blocks na ganoong lakad.  Tapos meron pang tulak nang tulak.  Tapos meron pang di kanais-nais na amoy nung nasa unahan mo.  It took me almost 30 minutes to reach the LRT station.  Di na ako dadaan doon ulit.  Pero babalik ako sa Cartimar.  Nakabili ako ng original Oakley basketball shorts for P100.  Old stock daw yon.  Ok na pang MTB or pambahay.  Kung ayaw mo ma-stress sa pag-shopping, doon ka mamili.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Please Help Me Win This "Like" Campaign for My Sister


We are seven in the family, and my sis is the youngest.  Ako po ang eldest.  One of the things that I'm proud of my sister is that her fiance is her first and only boyfriend, and she's getting married to him.  They've been on since their college days.  

Eto biruan namin ng sis ko after her boyfriend proposed to her:

Me:  E di maghahanap ka na ng mga suppliers para sa wedding?
Sis:  Di na kailangang maghanap.  Tatawagan ko na lang sila, sasabihin ko tuloy na.  Ganito magiging dialogue namin ng suppliers ko.

Sis:  Hello, Supplier. Go na yung orders ko.
Supplier:  Ma'm, ano po igo-go natin?  Yung order niyo nung 2006, 2007, 2008, or 2009?

They are getting married next year.  I am asking for your support for them to win this online contest.  Please go to Wedding Expo Philippines and follow the instructions.  Your liking it will be greatly appreciated.  And please post this on your Facebook wall and ask friends to support.  I will appreciate your help.  Thank you. - Rence

Sunday, December 11, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award

It always feels great to receive an award from other bloggers.This is one of the three awards I received from Albert, and I've waited until this Monday to award it to 15 others to start their week off with a BANG!


To the awardees, the rule of the One Lovely Blog Award is to pass it on to 15 other blogs which you think deserve it.  My recipients for this award are all deserving. Please visit their blogs.  

Here they are in no particular order:
1)   Etchetera Etchetera
2)   Everything Etchetera
3 )  I Am Talinggaw
4)   I Am Super Leah
5)   Welcome to My World
6)   Palakanton's Adventure
7)   Upod Na Lapis
8)   Two Ladies and a Spoon
9)   Pluma ni Jepoy
10) Domesticated Daddy's Diaries
11) Gillboard Grows Up
12) The Gasoline Dude
13) Kwatro Khanto
14) _isheLoveblog_
15) A Single Mom's Blog

Congratulations!!!
Have a great time reading their blogs, folks!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winnie Monsod - Gloria Arroyo's Wealth -Impossible!!!


Weeks after the PCIJ report on the President's Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth came out, the President still has not explained, as she must, why her net worth has more than doubled between 2000 and 2008 from P61.9 million to P144.5 million.

Certainly her salary as President, which is P60,000 a month or P720,000 a year, cannot justify such an increase.

One should also eliminate from the equation possible gains from stock market trading because unless she or her stockbroker are trading geniuses, making the kind of killing she would have to make to justify her net worth increases would be very improbable because of the stock market decline in 2008.

Thus, she would have to show very large increases in her other income which would be most naturally attributed to the income of her spouse. This, she still has not done.

Actually the Philippines has very strict laws that if implemented properly, would show unexplained wealth and possible graft and corrupt practices by government officials right away.

Our 1987 Constitution mandates it.

And previous to that, there is RA 1379, passed way back in 1955, which provides that... Whenever any public officer or employee has acquired during his incumbency an amount of property which is manifestly out of proportion to his salary as such public officer or employee and his other lawful income and the income from legitimately acquired property, said property shall be presumed prima facie to have been unlawfully acquired.

Note that the burden of proof is on the public officer: he has to show that he has lawfully acquired the property.

The presumption of innocence does not apply here; and if the judge is not satisfied with the explanation, he will declare the property in question forfeited to the State.

Then there is RA 3019, passed in 1960 and known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, which requires every government officer and employee to file every year a SALN, including a statement of the amounts and sources of his income, the amounts of his personal and family expenses, and the amount of income taxes paid for the next preceding calendar.

Finally, there is RA 6713 passed in 1989 also known as the Code of Conduct for government employees which gives all the details for filing the SALN, when and where to file, who to file it with, who is supposed to be the repository agency, and what are the penalties for non-filing; and this law includes the fact that the SALN is public information available to any taxpayer.

In spite of all these safeguards and laws, however, we all know that the Philippines' performance with regard to reducing corruption has been miserable.

The very fact that it was a media organization, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, that researched and analyzed the President's SALN, instead of the Office of the Ombudsman, gives us a clue.

Another clue is given by the data shown in a paper presented to an international conference in Jakarta in 2007 by Deputy Ombudsman Pelagio Apostol: Between 2002 and 2007, the average number of complaints filed yearly with the Ombudsman for failure to file a true and detailed SALN was 27; the average number of complaints filed for forfeiture of unexplained wealth was 15.

Compared with the 1.4 million employees who file SALN yearly, the proportion is negligible.

The message that comes out loud and clear in all this is that the agencies that are repositories of the SALN, particularly the Ombudsman, don't seem to know what to do with the reports they get, or don't have either the time or the inclination to do what must be done.

The Office of the Ombudsman should be monitoring the President and Vice President, as well as the chairmen and members of the Constitutional Commissions.

Why didn't it blow the whistle on the President's seemingly unexplained wealth?

The Ombudsman created a much-publicized SALN data bank three years ago and the public should be told exactly what is being done to all these computerized records.

Instead, they just seem to wait for complaints to be filed by the public and act only then.

What a pity. Can we do anything about this? Yes.

First, we can make sure that the persons we elect to leadership positions have no reputation for kurakot.

Second, that they do not choose cronies to fill up important positions, but rather choose the most qualified for the job.

And third, we must also make sure that we are ready to file complaints against government officials who are living beyond their means we have to be a nation of whistleblowers.

That is what the times call for. We must heed that call.

In other words, it is really up to us.

http://blogs.gmanews.tv/winnie-monsod/

'Nyeta

'Nyetang aso ng kapitbahay. Araw-gabi kung tumahol. Lahat ng dumaan tinatahulan. Pati langgam. Pati hangin. Bwisit.

Sleeping Beauty

Katatapos ko lang panuurin neto.


Ang naisip ko lang habang pinapanood ko yung movie, sana makahanap ako ng ganoong klaseng trabaho.  Malaki ang bayad.  Patutulugin ako, wala akong malay kahit ano ang gawin sa akin, basta bawal ang penetration at bawal mag-iwan ng marka sa katawan ko. Kumikita ka habang natutulog ka.

Slow paced ang movie, pero hindi boring.  May nudity, pero hindi bastos.

Panoorin niyo ito.

*May detailed review dito, pero pag binasa mo, parang pinanood mo na rin ang pelikula.

Breakfast Dec 11, 2012

Nagsaing ako mga 2 cups rice. HIndi ako nagsasaing ng maramihan.  Kadalasan ay pang isang meal lang.  Nung painin na yung kanin, pinatong ko yung hotdog and egg.  Tapos iniwan ko ng mga 20 mins habang nagbabasa ako ng mga blogs.

Pagkatapos ko magbasa at manonood na ng movie (Sleeping Beauty), nilagay ko sa isang malaking mangkok yung kanin, pinatong yung hotdog at binalatang itlog.  Walah!!! Breakfast na.

Mahilig ako kumain sa mangkok na malaki.  Very convenient, lalo na pag wala kang kasabay kumain.  Ilagay ang kanin at ulam, halu-haluin, dalhin kahit saan: sa kama, sa harap ng computer, sa sofa.  Pwede ka mag-multi-tasking habang kumakain.

Kakabasa ko lang ng Biggest Loser Diet.  Gagawin ko yan.  Baka bukas.

Ngapala, meron akong Spanish sardines sa ref.  Pang-emergency, hindi lang kung walang ulam, kundi pati pag kulang ang ulam.

That's all, Folks!  Nood na ng Sleeping Beauty habang download ng Creepshow 1, 2, and 3.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sumbong - Isa Pang Naguguluhan

Galing po kay Arvin U. de la Peña

at ako din ay naguguluhan kung bakit hanggang ngayon hindi pa napaparusahan ang ibang mga naging miyembro ng gabinete ni GMA noong pangulo pa siya......ayos din ang blog mo...may portion ng parang isumbong mo kay Tulfo,hehe...


Sagot ni Kuya:

Arvin U. de la Peña,
Kung naguguluhan ka, mas naguguluhan ako dahil hindi ko lubos maisip kung bakit nais mong pagparausan ang mga miyembro ng gabinete ni GMA.  Pasensiya na at pag medyo gabi na ay lumalabo ang aking mga mata. 

Kuya

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Isumbong Mo Kay Kuya Response 1

Maraming salamat kay Acre of Diamond, ang pinakaunang nag-comment sa Isumbong Mo Kay Kuya Portion ng blog kong Call Me Rence.  Para sa inyong mga nais sumangguni ng inyong mga suliranin, katanungan, magpapahula, at magpapautang, dalawin si Kuya at mag-comment.

Comment galing kay Acre of Diamond:

Dear kuya,
Plano kong gumulong lang dito ngayong gabi pero iba ang tumambad sa akin.Ganon pa man asahan mong susulat ako sayo pag akoy naguguluhan.

ang nagmamahal
Acre of Diamond

Sagot ni Kuya:

Dear Acre of Diamond,
Maraming salamat sa iyong pagtitiwala. Hindi ko ipinapangako na ikaw ay maliliwanagan kapag ikaw ay sumulat tungkol sa kung ano man ang gugulo sa iyong isipan, bagkus ay baka lalo ka pang maguluhan.

At salamat sa pagmamahal. Lab yu tu.

Sumasaakin,
Kuya

Follow-up na sangguni ni Acre of Diamond:

Dear Kuya,

Ako po ay naguguluhan at nalulungkot ngayon. Napakasakit kuya ang dahilan may umutang at mukhang wala ng planong magbayad Sa dahilang mukhang nagka amnesia na kuya ano ang gagawin ko. Ganon pa man naliwanagan na at masaya na dahil sa iyong sulat.

Ang mas lalong napapamahal sayo.
Acre of Diamond

Sagot ni Kuya:

Dear Acre of Diamond,
Naiintidihan ko kung bakit ka naguguluhan at nalulungkot ngayon.  Talagang masakit ang mautangan at hindi mabayaran.  Kung talagang wala nang planong magbayad ang nagkakautang sa iyo, hindi ka na dapat maguluhan.  Dahil maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw na ikaw ay na-wantutri.  Huwag ka nang malungkot, dahil kahit pa magkano ang inutang na walang planong ibalik sa iyo, asahan mo na ito ay tutubo sa puwet niya.  Kung gaano kalaki ang hindi binayaran, ganon din kalaki ang tutubo.

Maaari ding nalulungkot ka dahil na-realize mo na ang halaga ng pagkakaibigan niya ay katumbas lamang ng kanyang inutang sa iyo.  Ang cheap niya at wala siyang kwenta.  Marami ka pang pwedeng maging kaibigan.  Mga kaibigang hindi mangungutang sa iyo, at pahahalagahan ka dahil sa taglay mong kabaitan at kagwapuhan.  Kung maaari ay kalimutan na ang inutang sa iyo, at lalo pang magsikap upang mabawi ito sa pamamagitan ng sarili mong kakayahan, talino, at karisma.  Iyan ang tinatawag na moving on.

Hanggang dito na lamang.  Mahal na mahal kita.

Akinkanalang,
Kuya

Monday, December 5, 2011

Gory Movie: The Human Centipede 1 and 2



Napanood ko yung The Human Centipede at ang sequel nito, The Human Centipede 2. Nag-download ako ng mga movies na ito matapos kong mabasa ang isang review, di ko matandaan kung saan.

Colored yung una at black and white naman ang pangalawa.  Nung una akala ko dahil good copy lang yung na-download ko na second movie.  Nung malapit na matapos yung 2nd movie ay naintindihan ko kung bakit ginawang black and white 'yon.  Baka 'di ko kinaya kung colored yon.

Panoorin mo ito kung bored ka lang at naghahanap ng pandidirihan.

Katangahan ng characters factor: tolerable

Ang gory factor?
Clue: Don't eat while watching the movie. Pwede rin kain ka bago manood para may maisuka ka. Pwede rin huwag ka kumain before watching the movie, but I doubt kung makakain ka AFTER watching the movie. Enjoy watching. =)

I was eating the whole time I was watching the two movies. Ganon ata katibay ang sikmura ko.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tell Me About Yourself Award

This is one of three awards I received from Albert of How to become an Einstein?  I feel honored kasi kahit na bago pa lang ako sa pagba-blog, nakatanggap na ako ng mga awards na kagaya nito. Ako na kaya? Weh!


Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. I must tell 7 things about myself
2. I must pass it on to 15 other bloggers

Here are 7 things about myself:
1)  I have already resolved that it doesn't matter if I would live to be a soltero all my life.
2)  I don't watch TV because in my opinion, 90% of what is being shown on TV is trash.  
3)  I love food, even though I'm a bread person.  I can live on bread alone.
4)  No softdrinks.
5)  Re-beginning mountainbiking.
6)  I have a set of weights which has been resting under my bed for almost 20 months now.
7)  Maong, t-shirt, rubber shoes.

Dear readers, please visit the 15 recipients (in no particular order) of this award:

1   Ron Silvoza - The Very Random and Constantly Outdated Site Blog
2   Pala-Lagaw
3   mga tsinelas ni Nieco
4   Kaharian ng AKONILANDIYA
5   I am Super Leah
6   Upod na Lapis
7   Tonto Potato
8   Teacher's Pwet
9   Blogging Puyat
10 Geotayo Philippines
11 Ang Mundo ng Tatay ni Adong
12 The Keatondrunk's Journey
13 Kwatro Khanto
14 Pluma Ni Jepoy
15 Domesticated Daddy's Diaries

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hawak-Kamay by Yeng Constantino

I became a fan of Yeng Constantino when I watched this video.  Yes, I cry everytime I view it again. Happy birthday, Yeng. This is for you.


Hawak-Kamay
written and sung by Yeng Constantino

Minsan madarama mo kay bigat ng problema
Minsan mahihirapan ka at masasabing “di ko na kaya”
Tumingin ka lang sa langit
Baka sakaling may masumpungan
O, di kaya ako'y tawagin
Malaman mong kahit kailan

Hawak-kamay
Di kita iiwan sa paglakbay
Dito sa mundong walang katiyakan
Hawak-kamay
Di kita bibitawan sa paglalakbay
Sa mundo ng kawalan
Minsan madarama mo
Ang mundo’y gumuho sa ilalim ng iyong mga paa
At ang agos ng problema ay tinatangay ka
Tumingin ka lang sa langit
Baka sakaling may masumpungan
Di kaya ako’y tawagin
Malaman mong kahit kailan

Bridge:
Wag mong sabihin nag-iisa ka
Laging isipin may makakasama
Narito ako ohhh, Narito ako…

Sa mundo ng kawalan
Hawak-kamay, Hawak-kamay, Hawak-kamay
Sa mundo ng kawalan

Untitled

Kagabi ko pa iniisip ito, e.  Tapos ngayon-ngayon lang, nataymingang may nabasa akong post na ang title ay "Walang Pamagat."

Tanong lang po. Kapag ba ang isang akda ay pinamagatan ng "Walang Pamagat," ginagawa ba nitong may pamagat ang akdang walang pamagat?

Pero nung nag-iisip ako kagabi e, English ang takbo ng utak ko.

Does giving an article the title "Untitled" make the untitled titled?

Solitaire

Parang ako lang yung sinasabi ng kanta



Solitaire
by Clay Aiken

There was a man, a lonely man
Who lost his love through his indifference
A heart that cared, that went unshared
Until it died in his silence

And solitaire's the only game in town
And every road that takes him, takes him down
And by himself, it's easy to pretend
He'll never love again

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire

Another day, a lonely day
So much to say that goes unspoken
And through the night, his sleepless nights
His eyes are closed, his heart is broken

And solitaire's the only game in town
And every road that takes him, takes him down
And by himself it's easy to pretend
She's coming back again

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire

A little hope, goes up in smoke
Just how it goes, goes without saying
Solitaire
And by himself it's easy to pretend
He'll never love again
Ohhh

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire
Solitaire, solitaire

Friday, December 2, 2011

Bonding Time with Siblings

Pagdating ng 2012, apat na taon na na hindi na ako nakatira sa house namin sa Tondo.  I'm living alone now in Parañaque.  One of the things that I miss is my bonding time with my brothers and sisters.  We are seven and I am the eldest.  Pag nagkaipon-ipon kaming magkakapatid, ang daming kwentuhan.  Usually katatawanan tungkol sa aming mga sarili, sa isa't isa, at sa mga kakilala.

Ito ang isang kwento ng brother ko na nasa Palawan ngayon.

Nung high school pa siya dito sa Manila noon, meron siyang isang klasmeyt na may pagkabingi.  Tawagin natin siyang Bing.  Isang  araw, mga apat o lima silang magkakaklase na naglalakad sa Sta. Cruz.
Klasmeyt 1:  Nagugutom na ako. Kain tayo diyan sa Goodah.
Bing:  Anong Buddha?  Baka Bodhi!!!

Isang araw ulit, nag-dinner sila buong klase sa isang pizza parlor.
Girl Klasmeyt:  Naku, late na tayo makakauwi nito.  Tatawag muna ako sa bahay. May phone kaya dito?
Bing:  Anong Coke? Ayan na nga ang Pepsi, o!!!

Ang mga mahina ang tenga, kadalasan, malalakas ang boses para marinig din nila ang sarili nila.  Kaya kadalasan, ang ending ng conversation with parents sa bahay ni Bing ay ganito:
Erpats:  Bing, bakit mo ako sinisigawan?

Eto naman ang kwento ng sis ko na sumunod sa akin:
Pagdating niya sa bahay, tinanong niya yung isa pang sis namin.
Sis1:  Nakita mo ba yung ale doon sa kanto kanina?
Sis2:  Bakit?
Sis1:  Tatanga-tanga.  Kung saan-saan nakatingin.  Nahulog tuloy sa butas.  Ito pa nga yung mga galos o. (Sabay turo sa sarili niyang binti).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sagot sa mga Tanong

May mga oras na dumadating sa akin ang mga tanong na ito:

Tama ba ang aking mga ginagawa?
Am I supporting the right causes?
Am I happy?
What are they thinking?
What was I thinking?
Am I doing the right thing?
Am I doing the thing right?
What will they say?
Am I saying the right things?
May magagalit ba?
May matutuwa ba?

After asking myself these questions, iisa lang lagi ang sagot ko.

I don't care.

Hindi naman ako dati ganyan. Nakakapagod lang mag-isip nang mag-isip ng mga sagot sa mga tanong na iyan, at pagdating ng araw, ma-realize mo, they don't care.

-Rence

Advisory to the Fans of MgaEpal.com

Gusto ko lang po ipaalam na ang site ng MgaEpal.com ay na-hack, subalit na-recover ng moderators, the 4 Ninjas, and kanilang domain name na http://www.mgaepal.com.

The hackers are operating a mirror site under the domain http://www.awtz.net, pero kung papansinin ay malayung-malayo ang personalidad ng site sa original.  Mapapansin din po ang kaibahan sa kanilang Facebook pages.  Dahil po kahit na hack ang site,  the hackers do not have the brains of the original creators.

Nakuha din po ang kanilang Facebook page, which has more than 60,000 likes.  Ang page po ng hackers ay https://www.facebook.com/pages/MgaEpalcom/411540705610

Nakagawa na po ng bagong page ang 4 Ninjas, ang https://www.facebook.com/mgaepalpage.

Sa mga naka-like pa po sa old Facebook page, please unlike and transfer to the new page of MgaEpal, https://www.facebook.com/mgaepalpage.

Sa mga followers naman po ng http://www.awtz.net, please stop following and revert to http://www.mgaepal.com.

Pareho po ang kanilang mga blog names, pati Facebook fan page names, pareho din po ng posts, pero magkaiba po ang mensahe.  Huwag po magpaloko.

Let us not patronize the work of thieves.

Winner sa Katatawanan, Loser sa Beauty Contest

Dami kong tawa habang binabasa ko ang mga ito.

Host : If you had a foreigner friend, where will you bring him to showcase the beauty of the Philippines?
Girl Contestant : Bocaue.
Host : Bocaue. Why Bocaue? There are so many places in the Philippines? Why Bocaue?
Girl : Because it's a magnificent place.
Host : Which part of Bocaue?
Girl : The Bocaue Rice Terraces.

Host : What is yo ur best feature?
Contestant : My graduation feature.

Host : What is you favorite motto?
Contes tant : If others can't why, why can't I!

Host : What would you like to say to foreigners?
Contestant : Please come back.

Host : What is your typical day?
Contestant : I think Saturday po!

Host : If you were to describe the color blue to a blind person, how would you do it?"
Contestant : That's a very good question. Keep it up.

Host : What is your edge over the other contestants?
Girl Contestant : My edge.... 23 years old.

Host : What, in your opinion, is the ideal age for marriage?
Girl : Between 24 and 25!

Host : How do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Girl : I'll be 28.

Host : What is the biggest problem facing the youth today?
Girl : Drugs.
Host : Why?
Girl : Mahal eh!

Host : What is the essence of being gay?
Contestant : I'm proud to be gay because what is naked is essential to the eye!

Host : What makes you blush?
Girl : Blush on!

Host : What is the essence of a man?
Gay Contestant : Testicles!

Host : Hey, I heard you almost didn't make it, how did you get here? Did you ride or did you walk?
Gay Contestant : Of course, did you ride. What do you think of me, did you walk???

Source: Comedgets

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Salamat, Kuya Ron of Ron Silvoza -The Very Random and Constantly Outdated Site Blog, for making me a recipient of this award.  It is really an honor to receive this award from a fellow blogger.  It was also quite a surprise because it was unexpected.  More power, Kuya Ron!!!



I received the Sunshine Award and I’ll be sharing it to 10 people as well to also show appreciation to my friend bloggers who’s been supporting my blog.

Now, here are some set of rules for the recipients of this Award:

1) Thank the person (Me) who gave you this award and write a little post about it.
2) Answer the questions below.
3) Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think deserve this award and send them a message telling them about it (thru contact page/shoutbox or etc).

Fav Color:                                   Blue, Aqua
Fav Number:                               7 or 8
Fav Drink:                                   Fresh Juice, Water
Facebook or Twitter:                   Facebook
Your Passion:                              To live
Giving or Getting Presents?:        Getting, of course! =D
Fav Day:                                     My birthday
Fav Flowers:                               Fragrant ones.


My 10 recipients (in no particular order) for The Sunshine Blogger Award are:

4 Ninjas
of
dahil sa kanilang patuloy na pag-effort 
para mabigyan ng makahulugang babasahin ang kanilang mga readers

Imelda
of
&
number one because she's my cousin,
at dahil pinapadalhan niya ako ng mga niluto niya everytime I post her blog
kaya I will be expecting the goodies to arrive anytime soon

Kuya Rommel
of
dahil sa music ni Yiruma na kanyang ginamit as background music for his blog
at sa kanyang mga cute na alagang pusa
na sana mabigyan ako ng kuting
kaya lang nasa abroad

Yodi
of 
dahil sa kanyang pag-gabay kay Luke Skywalker. 
Ha? Ano 'kamo? Hindi siya? Mali?
Take two:
dahil isa siyang cute na bear.
Ha? Mali na naman?
Ok.
dahil siya ang pinaka-unang hindi ko kakilala na nag-follow sa blog ko
at
dahil siya na ang may blog.

Kuya Empi
of
&
dahil nararamdaman ko ang presensya niya sa blog ko

aLgene
of
dahil kape ang nananalaytay sa kanyang mga ugat

Tine
of
dahil siya ay isang girl na cool,
student na cool,
at blogger na cool

Kuya Arvin
of
dahil binilang ko pa talaga kung ilang dots yung nakalagay sa pamagat niya
at dahil lagi ako nagugulat tuwing pupunta ako sa blog niya kasi bigla na lang tutugtog
at dahil astig si kuya.  Isinusulat niya ang kanyang feelings...
nang patula.

Albert Einstein
of
dahil siya ay constant supporter ng blog ko
at dahil siya ay matalinong bata

Kuya Jun
of
dahil sa kanya ko nalaman na ang Kilometer Zero ay nasa Luneta Park

Congratulations!!! More blogging power to all of you.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Let Us Help This Couple in Distress

As I was surfing the internet last night, I chanced upon the blog of a couple.  They are seeking help so that their ordeal of almost two years may end.  Someone is trying to extort money from them.  Please take time to read their blog and the least that we can do to help is to post their blog in our Facebook accounts or other social networking sites until their case reaches the proper authorities. 


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Comments on Published Article: Kasambahay, Katulong, o Alila: Sino ang Kasama Mo sa Bahay?

I wrote the article "Kasambahay, Katulong, o Alila: Sino ang Kasama Mo sa Bahay?" and submitted it to Definitely Filipino.  I was touched when I read the comments to my article.  Some of the comments came from OFW's.  I was thinking about the local domestic helpers when I wrote the article, so it was a surprise when some of the comments came from them.  I am posting some of the comments here.

  • in our home, they rule! i've kept them for over 25 years - lasts longer than my marriage.
  • kung pwede lang i-level mo ung sarili mo sa kanila para sa pakikisama mo sa kasambahay dahil kung may pera sila di sila mamasukan ng ganun kababa ang tingin sa kanila.....kaya dapat tapatan ng pakikisama ng maayos at itrato ng tama 
  • d2 sa hk mas may pinag aralan,mas marunong.masipag.maasahan at higit sa lahat mapagkatiwalaan ang mga pinay kasambahay. 
  • NOTA.she's a family for us;-)
  • ako, tawag ko dati sa kasama sa bahay, isa siyang Ambisyosang Palaka.  Ginagaya yung porma ko.  Inaakit yung jowa ko, tinorture anak ko, itsinismis ako.  Sobra! Kulang na lang itulak ko sa hagdan. Joke lang!  Kaya mabuti pa minsan, bumili ka na lang ng high tech appliances and kayo na lang ng family mo magtulungan na gumawa ng gawaing bahay.  Walang sakit ng ulo, wala ka pang pakikisamahan.
  • whatever you address them, kasambahay, katulong or alila, relationship between both sides will depend on how they treat each other.
  • kasambahay, pero kung minsan depende rin yan sa amo na napasukan mo even you want to treat them well kung sila naman di ka nila treat na maayos di mo rin ma-blame ang isang katulong, relationship between them depends on both sides
  • ako, alila na talaga ako...haaay
  • pambihira yung kasambahay.  Karamihan, katulong siguro
  • right now, after poison ivy, i'd rather alone do the household chores
  • lahat ng tao ay isang alila...kapag ikaw ay may amo alila ka..alila ka rin ng iyong mga pangarap..di ba gusto mo tuparin mga yun kaya nagsusumikap ka..lahat tayo alila,iba iba nga lang na environment o aspeto..
  • whatever u call it, maids are treated like a family in our home with respect.
  • parehas lang iyon.. the terms doesn't matter.. it's how you treat a person (your help) do you treat them like a slave or would you mind to treat them like your close family member tending your needs? you should treat your alila.. katulong.. aide helper.. kasambahay .. atsay.. labandera..nanny.. fairly.. and w/ respect.. you must direct them 'coz they don't know everything or what ur thinking.. :) 007
  • Sa hirap ng buhay kaya siguro pinasok nya kasambahay,katulong,o alila para lang mabuhay ang mahal nya sa buhay at sa pamilya nya. Mabuhay kayo mga kasambahay saludo ako sa inyo...
  • Marangal na trabaho ang katulong,alila o ksambahay.....kya saludo po ako!
  • isa po akong nanny masabi ko po marangal ang trabaho ko nakapagtapos man ako hindi ako pumili ng trabahong gusto ko dahil sa kagustuhan ko maibigay yung nararapat sa pamilya ko tiis at sakripisyo ang ginawa ko.
  • Ganun din ako layie khit me natapos marangal dn nmn ang trabaho natin dito..katulong di aq dito sa dubai kahit pangit ang ugali ng amo natin tinitiis lng pra sa ating milya..
  • mabuhay ang mga helpers sa buong mundo! You are the Number 1 contributor of any kind. . .If this world need the rich? Those rich people need us too.:-)
  • Para sa akin kahit ano pa ang at natapos basta marangal tayong kumikita para sa kinabukasan natin at pamilya!!! Isa rin ako sa mga kasambahay dito london... Hindi po biro ang sakripisyong makisama sa ibang pamilya habang tayo ay malayo sa ating mga mahal na buhay...saludo ako sa mga kasambahay na gaya ko!!!
  • Im nanny too but minsan medyo mhirap din ipaalam na katulong ka kc may mga taong sa una they talk to u then asking what your job and u tell them the truth the nextime u meet them they ignore you!!!kapwa mo din pinoy kc mha nurse daw kc sila.
  • katulong lng din ako d2 sa Italy...dhil sa work na to umaangat nman kabuhayan ng pamilya ko. Nakakatulong din kmi sa mga ibat ibang community ng bayan nmin...
  • Hats off ako sa mga masisipag at mapagmahal na tulad ninyo. Be proud of what you do because it is a skill and a vocation as well. GOD bless.
  • marami dn d2 sa italy ang ganyan ang ugali. D nga cla kasambahay pero tulad ko dn na taga linis....yung iba kc ayaw nila e level ang sarili sa tulad nming mga katulong sa bahay...
  • In demands talaga ang mga pinoys all over dahil sa galing magtrabaho at masipag.
  • pra sa akin kahit ano pa work natin d2 sa ibang bansa consider prin tyo as domestic helper mapa doctor,murse,engeener،o ano pa man skilled workers wlng pinag iba tyo d2 kasi tyong lahat ay pumuunta d2 pra mag trabajo proud to be skilled workers but much more proud all who sacrifice them self kahit hirap at mababa ang kinikita basta marangal lng na trabajo walng pinag iba sa mga skilled workers halos compara sa kita sila ay kasambahay ang tinatangap nila sahod walng bawas dahil libre na lahat eh tyo kung may accomodation man eh ang pagkain at personal na gastos halos pareparehas lng dn,ang dami nga mga umunlad na housemaids o kya nanny walang kaalamalam mansion na ang bahay sa pinas at malaking negosyo,aanhin man natin sa malaking sahod halos pantay lng ang gagastusin, wla rin maiipon db? Kaya para sa atin lahat na nand2 sa ibat ibag bansa ng mundo mabuhay tyong lahat at dakilang manggagawang Pilipino! GODBLESS US!
  • Its a Blessings talaga n magkaroon ng Amo n mabait at tinuturing ka na pamilya.. Mahirap man ang trabaho, balewala dahil sa pamilya na umaasa sa pinas.. Kya Mabuhay po ang lahat ng Kasambahay/Nanny lalo n dito sa London.. (isa po ako sa libu-libong pinay nanny dito sa London) God Bless Us All..:)
  • ito po ay isang marangal maayus malinis na trabaho..at sa lahat ang isang kasambahay na nag tra-trabaho sa ibang bansa ay malaki ang naitutulong sa ekonomiya ng bansa natin..
  • Katulong ako noon sa Singapore. Then, I met my husband which is an American! We are happily married for 15 yrs. now, and finishing my college in a Lasalle University in the States major in History. To all my fellow "atsay" be proud! God use us as an instrument to bring Jesus to the secular society. Our personality, our joy, our humility speaks louder than words. God bless you. Never stop praying.
  • I'm so proud as a nanny dito sa canada..dahil natupad ko ang mga pangarap ko sa buhay na makaahon sa kahirapan...I love my job..
  • i mis hvng a helper, but true they wr there when my parents wr away working.mabuhay po ang mga manggwa s lahat ng panig s mundo.
  • Katulong din ako sa HONGKONG.What bring me in NEW ZEALAND is ability as machinist(curtain maker)Hindi ko alam ang trade ko kung interior designer ako that I use to work in the bank(DBP Makati).I don't got any idea when I started this extra income I am still in Hongkong that time 1986 before handover.Very fortunate I had client who is Zealander.They are not my employer but they take me here that leads my success.Am very pleased that I got the weapon(my diploma) You how hard to stay in here.Settled here in my own.Brought my daughter for her education now she graduated in Auckland University.as BS Com Accounting thats my number one success secondly I have my own business as a interior design very successful to support my living and now undergoing to complete my house.so my dear NENITA we are the same but the difference I did this in my own but you very fortunate.I am very happy living in a small community I am very well known and some fellow Filipino told me I will run fro a mayor. I am very proud. Sa lahat na katulad ko don't let yourself down being "atsay"simply "IF IT'S TO BE, IT'S UP TO ME" and DON'T QUIT BEFORE THE MIRACLE HAPPENS!My the almighty Bless us at all times.Last, remeber to say Thank you what you recieve to GOD
  • be pr0ud of who and what we really are,e2ng trabaho ntng e2 ang bumuhay s pmilya ntn.we all have the same purp0se s buhay ntn,to give a better life to our family.God is with us.He kn0ws our sacrifices.
  • I hate ppl when they see and treat others different..only bcuz they do everything for u doesn't mean they don't need respect or be treated the same..
  • walang masama sa pagiging katulong at kahit na anong klasing trabaho bastat matino at responsable ka, maging proud ka at dapat neririspito.dahil pare pareho lang tyong tao.                       
    Aq tawag q dati,kasama sa bahay.Isa syang Ambisyosang palaka!ginagaya yung porma q,inaakit jowa q,tinorture anak q,itsinismis aq,..Sobra!Kulang na lng itulak q sa hagdan,joke lng!Kaya mas maganda pa minsan,bumili ka na lng ng mga high tech appliances and kayo na lng ng family mo mgtulungan na gumawa ng mga gawaing bahay…walang sakit ng ulo,wala ka png pakikisamahan.
    Aq tawag q dati,kasama sa bahay.Isa syang Ambisyosang palaka!ginagaya yung porma q,inaakit jowa q,tinorture anak q,itsinismis aq,..Sobra!Kulang na lng itulak q sa hagdan,joke lng!Kaya mas maganda pa minsan,bumili ka na lng ng mga high tech appliances and kayo na lng ng family mo mgtulungan na gumawa ng mga gawaing bahay…walang sakit ng ulo,wala ka png pakikisamahan.
    Aq tawag q dati,kasama sa bahay.Isa syang Ambisyosang palaka!ginagaya yung porma q,inaakit jowa q,tinorture anak q,itsinismis aq,..Sobra!Kulang na lng itulak q sa hagdan,joke lng!Kaya mas maganda pa minsan,bumili ka na lng ng mga high tech appliances and kayo na lng ng family mo mgtulungan na gumawa ng mga gawaing bahay…walang sakit ng ulo,wala ka png pakikisamahan.
    Aq tawag q dati,kasama sa bahay.Isa syang Ambisyosang palaka!ginagaya yung porma q,inaakit jowa q,tinorture anak q,itsinismis aq,..Sobra!Kulang na lng itulak q sa hagdan,joke lng!Kaya mas maganda pa minsan,bumili ka na lng ng mga high tech appliances and kayo na lng ng family mo mgtulungan na gumawa ng mga gawaing bahay…walang sakit ng ulo,wala ka png pakikisamahan.
    Aq tawag q dati,kasama sa bahay.Isa syang Ambisyosang palaka!ginagaya yung porma q,inaakit jowa q,tinorture anak q,itsinismis aq,..Sobra!Kulang na lng itulak q sa hagdan,joke lng!Kaya mas maganda pa minsan,bumili ka na lng ng mga high tech appliances and kayo na lng ng family mo mgtulungan na gumawa ng mga gawaing bahay…walang sakit ng ulo,wala ka png pakikisamahan.
    Aq tawag q dati,kasama sa bahay.Isa syang Ambisyosang palaka!ginagaya yung porma q,inaakit jowa q,tinorture anak q,itsinismis aq,..Sobra!Kulang na lng itulak q sa hagdan,joke lng!Kaya mas maganda pa minsan,bumili ka na lng ng mga high tech appliances and kayo na lng ng family mo mgtulungan na gumawa ng mga gawaing bahay…walang sakit ng ulo,wala ka png pakikisamahan.

This Job Calls for Mighty Bond!

For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, till your dentures fall apart.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kili-Kili Power

Mahal ang blade at tiyani sa kanila.

Quote 28

No one else can make you happy. If you expect a boyfriend or a wife to "complete you", sooner or later they will disappoint you. You have to make yourself happy first.

Forgive yourself, accept yourself and learn to like yourself. When you change from being desperate to being unattached, that’s then when wonderful people start showing up! - Andrew Matthews, Author

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kasambahay, Katulong, o Alila: Sino ang Kasama Mo sa Bahay?


Upang makita ang pagkakaiba sa kanila, ginamit ko ang mga salitang kasambahay, katulong, at alila.  Makikita mo kung anong klase silang kasama sa bahay hindi lamang kung paano sila magtrabaho kundi kung paano sila ituring ng kanilang mga amo.

Kasambahay
Siya siguro ang pinakamapalad sa mga pumasok sa ganitong uri ng trabaho, dahil may mababait siyang mga amo.  Halos kapamilya na ang turing sa kanya.  Hindi naiiba ang kanyang pagkain sa kinakain ng kanyang mga amo.  Mapapalad din ang kanyang mga amo dahil may malasakit siya sa pamilyang kanyang pinaglilikuran.  Malamang, magmula teenager siya hanggang sa kanyang pagtanda ay iisang pamilya lang ang kanyang paglilingkuran.  Isang katangian niya ay mapagkakatiwalaan sa lahat ng bagay.  Pamilya na rin ang turing niya sa kanyang mga amo.  At kadalasan din ay pinagmamalasakitan siya ng kanyang mga amo.  Hindi sumasagi sa isipan niya na maghanap ng ibang mapapasukan dahil kuntento na siya sa kanyang kalagayan at masaya siya sa piling ng pamilyang pinaglilingkuran.  Hindi rin sumasagi sa isipan ng kanyang amo na siya ay palitan dahil mahirap humanap ng mapagkakatiwalaan, at kadalasan ay kapamilya na rin ang turing sa kanya.  Kahit pa may mag-offer sa kanya ng mas mataas na sahod, hindi niya iiwanan ang kanyang mga amo.

Katulong
Siya iyong nagtratrabaho lang.  Pumasok siya sa ganitong uri ng trabaho para may kita.  Trabaho, kita.  Kadalasan, walang loyalty.  Kung makakakita ng among mas mataas magpasahod ay lilipat ng pinagtatrabahuhan.  Mas mababaw ang kanyang relasyon sa kanyang mga amo kaysa isang kasambahay.  Siya ang klase ng kasama sa bahay na palaging napapalitan.  Kung masungit ang amo, hahanap ng iba.  Kung mababa ang suweldo, lilipat sa iba. Kadalasan, makikita mo siya sa agency.  Kadalasan, palipat-lipat siya ng pinapasukan.

Alila
Siya iyong may among porke sinuswelduhan siya ay parang nabili na ang kanyang kaluluwa.  Kadalasan, and pagkain niya ay iba sa kinakain ng kanyang mga amo.  Kadalasan, left-overs.  Kadalasan din, siya ay underpaid.  Hindi siya pwedeng magpahinga.  Hindi rin siya pwedeng makita ng amo na walang ginagawa.  Kung minsan ay sinasaktan pa.  Hindi tao ang turing sa kanya kundi isang bagay, isang makina, o isang hayop.  Siya ang klase ng kasama sa bahay na nakakaawa.  Siya rin ang klase na naghihiganti sa amo sa pamamagitan ng pagnanakaw, paninira, o kung hindi naman ay lalayas na lang kung hindi na makatiis.

Kung mayroon kang kasama sa bahay, ano siya sa tatlo?  Paano mo siya ituring?  Paano mo siya tratuhin?  Babaguhin ko ang tanong.  Anong klaseng amo ka sa iyong kasama sa bahay?

May isang klaseng kasama sa bahay na hindi ko nabanggit sa itaas.  Ito ay ang

Magnanakaw
Hindi naman talaga siya katulong.  Siya ay magnanakaw na papasok bilang katulong upang nakawan ang kanyang amo.  Kung minsan ay miyembro siya ng sindikato.  Hindi mo malalaman na siya ay magnanakaw kung hindi pa niya ginagawa ito.  Kinukuha muna niya ang pagtitiwala ng amo bago niya isagawa ang kanyang binabalak.  Kung minsan ay may napapahamak sa kanyang pinapasukan.  Kung minsan naman ay may mga kasabwat pa siya para isakatuparan ang kanyang mga plano.

Paano ka makakaiwas sa magnanakaw?  Garantiya ba na meron siyang ipakitang NBI clearance o police clearance para ikaw ay magtiwala sa kanya?

Bago ka kumuha ng bagong kasama sa bahay, kilalanin muna siyang maigi.  Gaano siya kakilala ng nag-refer sa iyo?  Gaano katagal na silang magkakilala?  Mag-ingat sa mga nagpapanggap.

Mapalad ang aming pamilya dahil ang aming kasama sa bahay ay hindi kasambahay, katulong, o alila.  Siya ang aming Manang.  Matagal na siya sa amin.  Simula pa sa kanyang pagkadalaga hanggang sa makapag-asawa, magkaroon ng pitong anak at mga apo.  Masasabi kong mahal niya ang aming pamilya katulad ng pagmamahal niya sa kanyang sariling pamilya.  Hindi lamang amo ang turing niya sa amin kundi para na rin niya kaming mga anak kung pagmalasakitan.  Hindi na rin iba ang turing namin sa kanya.  Sana makakita ka rin ng kagaya ni Manang.

Note:  This article was submitted by me and was published in Definitely Filipino.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Patay-Gutom

Patay-gutom
Definition: timawa, palaging gutom, matakaw (from Morpolohiya - Wikipedia)

Hindi lahat ng mahirap ay patay-gutom.  Meron din namang mayaman at sagana sa buhay pero patay-gutom.  Ang pagiging patay-gutom ay isang state of mind.  Iyon ay ang pagkakaroon ng poverty mentality.  Maaari din nating sabihin na ang isang patay-gutom ay gahaman, sakim, at oportunista.  May kilala ka bang ganito?

Miriam to Enrile: Masturbation Is not Murder

by Ayee Macaraig

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago shot down the statement of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile that life begins when a man produces a sperm and a woman produces an egg.

During the resumption of the debate on Senate bill 2865 or the reproductive health bill, Enrile said, "There is life already [in the sperm and the egg] but not yet a human life because a woman cannot produce a human being without the sperm of a man, and a man cannot produce a human being without the egg of the woman so these elements on their own have life."

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago rebuts the statement of Senate Pres. Juan Ponce Enrile that a sperm has life.

Santiago urged the Senate President to reconsider his stand. "If it is the position of Sen. Enrile that a sperm has life, of course, if a sperm has life, then that life should be protected. Therefore, in logic, when a person masturbates and releases all those sperms for nothing, he commits murder? Let's think about that."

Santiago and RH bill co-author Sen. Pia Cayetano fielded questions from Enrile and Sen. Sergio "Serge" Osmeña III on the definition of conception.

The two female legislators cited reports saying that there is no consensus in the scientific community on when life begins. Because of differences in meaning, some critics of the RH bill argue that contraceptives are abortifacients, but supporters of the measure deny this.

To resolve the debate, Santiago said she and Cayetano are open to adopting a working definition of conception only for the purposes of the RH bill, and not as a medically prescribed definition.

Cayetano pointed out that even members of the 1987 Constitutional

Commission failed to reach an agreement on the meaning of conception.

Ping vs. 'morning-after pill'

Sen. Panfilo Lacson, meanwhile, expressed opposition to allowing the use of so-called morning-after pills. Even he is a co-author of the bill, Lacson said he will withdraw his support for the measure if it includes the pills in the family planning devices couples can choose from.

"Because to me, if there's possibility of life, I don't want any contraceptive to interfere. Because no one will know after sexual intercourse if there's life. The man and the woman who engage in the sexual act will not know," he said.

Cayetano sought to address Lacson's concern. "This is a non-issue because the morning-after pill is not a registered contraceptive."

Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, who is against the RH bill, also said he will raise questions in the upcoming sessions about the use of intrauterine device or IUD.

The Senate is debating the RH bill, which has yet to hurdle second reading. The bill so far has an equal number of supporters and critics in the chamber, with many senators still silent about their stand on the issue.
The interpellations will continue on September 26, Monday.

Source:  Move.PH

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade One?

A first grade teacher collected well known proverbs. For a quiz, she gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.

It’s hard to believe these were actually done by first grade kids (6 or 7 year-olds)!

* Strike while the insect is close.
* Never underestimate the power of ants.
* Don’t bite the hand that looks dirty.
* Better to be safe than punch a grade 7 boy.
* If you lie down with dogs, you’ll stink in the morning.
* It’s always darkest before DaylightSaving Time.
* You can lead a horse to water but how?
* No news is impossible.
* A miss is as good as a Mr.
* You can’t teach an old dog new maths.
* Love all, trust me.
* The pen is mightier than the pigs.
* An idle mind is the best way to relax.
* Where there’s smoke there’s pollution.
* Happy the bride who gets all the presents.
* A penny saved is not much.
* Two’s company, three’s the Musketeers.
* Don’t put off till tomorrow what you put on to go to bed.
* Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you have to blow your nose.
* There are none so blind as Stevie Wonder.
* Children should be seen and not smacked or grounded.
* If at first you don’t succeed get new batteries.
* You get out of something only what you see in the picture on the box.
* When the blind leadeth the blind get out of the way.
* Better late than pregnant

Classroom Jokes

The following questions were part an examination in Swindon, Wiltshire, U.K. These are some of the genuine answers (from 16 year olds).

Q. Name the four seasons
A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar

Q. Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink
A. Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists

Q. How is dew formed
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire

Q. What causes the tides in the oceans
A. The tides are a fight between the earth and the moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins the fight

Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on
A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed

Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections
A. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election

Q. What are steroids
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs

Q. What happens to your body as you age
A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty
A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes
A. Premature death

Q. What is artificial insemination
A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour
A. Keep it in the cow

Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorised (e.g. The abdomen)
A. The body is consisted into 3 parts – the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A, E, I, O and U

Q. What is the fibula?
A. A small lie

Q. What does ‘varicose’ mean?
A. Nearby

Q. What is the most common form of birth control
A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium

Q. Give the meaning of the term ‘Caesarean section’
A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome

Q. What is a seizure?
A. A Roman Emperor.

Q. What is a terminal illness
A. When you are sick at the airport.

Q. Give an example of a fungus. What is a characteristic feature?
A. Mushrooms. They always grow in damp places and they look like umbrellas

Q. Use the word ‘judicious’ in a sentence to show you understand its meaning
A. Hands that judicious can be soft as your face.

Q. What does the word ‘benign’ mean?
A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight

Q. What is a turbine?
A. Something an Arab or Sheik wears on his head

Courtroom Jokes

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

Q: Are you sexually active?
A: No, I just lie there.

Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July 15.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.

Q: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
A: Yes.
Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
A: I forget.
Q: You forget? Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten?

Q: How old is your son, the one living with you?
A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
Q: How long has he lived with you?
A: Forty-five years.

Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that morning?
A: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Q: And why did that upset you?
A: My name is Susan.

Q: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo or the occult?
A: We both do.
Q: Voodoo?
A: We do.
Q: You do?
A: Yes, voodoo.

Q: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
A: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

Q: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?

Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?

Q: Was it you or your younger brother who was killed in the war?

Q: Did he kill you?

Q: How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?

Q: You were there until the time that you left, is that true?

Q: How many times have you committed suicide?
Q: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
A: Yes.
Q: And what were you doing at that time?

Q: She had three children, right?
A: Yes.
Q: How many were boys?
A: None.
Q: Were there any girls?

Q: You say the stairs went down to the basement?
A: Yes.
Q: And these stairs, did they go up also? 

Q: Mr. Slatery, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn't you?
A: I went to Europe, Sir.
Q: And you took your new wife?


Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
A: By death.
Q: And by whose death was it terminated?

Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Q: Was this a male, or a female?

Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.

Q: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
A: Oral.

Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
Q: And Mr. Aquino was dead at the time?
A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.

Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?

Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for breathing?
A: No.
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
A: No.
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.

Q: You were not shot in the fracas?
A: No, I was shot midway between the fracas and the navel.


Copied from: Lawstude's Journeys

You Know You're in Mid-Age When

your optometrist tells you:
- that you must use reading glasses when you're reading and have your contact lenses on
- you must remove your eyeglasses (if not wearing contacts) and read with bare eyes
- you'll need doble-vista glasses in the future.

Haaaist!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bakit Bawal?

Kung nakakasugat ang makunan ng litrato, gutay-gutay na yung guard. Hahaha!!!

This one is from MgaEpal:

What Kids Put in Their Test Papers 2

Eto pa isang test paper.  Genius!!!

 

Takbo, Gloria, Takbo!!!

I found some pictures making fun of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in braces.  Gustung-gusto ko i-post dito yung pics dahil nakakatawa talaga.  Masarap pagtawanan kasi nakakainis siya.  Pero naisip ko, matanda na siya at may sakit.  Naisip ko tao din siya.  May damdamin din siya.  Kahit walanghiya.  Hindi ko na iisipin ang pagkatao niya dahil baka magbago ang isip ko at i-post ko mga litrato niya dito.  Iisipin ko na lang matanda na siya.  Yung hustisya, bahala humabol sa kanya.  Tumakbo na lang siya ng tumakbo.  Hanggang hukay na pagtakbo.

Dahil nga hindi na ako magpo-post ng pictures niya, tingnan niyo na lang yung post ng ibang bloggers. 


Pinoy Henyo

Arroyo Episodes

Watchlist Henyo

Dito man lang makaganti tayo.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Childhood Games

Kung inabutan mo yung panahon na wala pang computers and video games, malamang ay nalaro mo ang mga games na ito (malamang din na ang age mo ngayon ay nasa late 30's and above):

Bugtungan
Taguan Pung
Tumbang Preso
Luksong Tinik
Sumpit
Tirador
Saranggola
Master Mind
Word Master Mind
Water Gun
Patintero
Siyato
Tantsing
Tex
Pitikan or Shooting Stars
Pitik Bulag
Touching Ball
Snakes and Ladders
Millionaire's Game
Chinese Garter
Jolens
Sungka
Games of the Generals
Sipa
Tic Tac Toe
Dr. Quack Quack
Bahay-bahayan
Luto-lutuan
Jackstone
Bean Bags
Luksong Baka
Simon Says

Mga tanong:
Alin sa mga larong ito ang mga nilalaro ng mga bata ngayon?
Ang ibang laro ba na nabanggit ay parte ng kulturang Pinoy?  Kung oo, baka mabaon na sa limot kung hindi matututunan ng mga kabataan ngayon dahil sa gadgets.
Nilalaro ba ng mga anak mo ang ilan man sa mga larong iyan?
Kung bibigyan ka ng pagkakataon, sa edad mo ngayon, alin ang gusto mong laruin?

Madadagdagan pa ito pag naalala ko yung iba.  Suggest naman kayo ng games na wala pa dito.  Kung hindi ninyo alam yung mechanics ng game na nabanggit, ask na lang sa comments and I'll explain them.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Laurence Is My Name

I love my name. I don't know if you love yours as much as I do mine, pero hindi naman ako obsessed. Ok, siguro obsessed ako, hindi ko lang na-realize. Noon, ang akala ko, napaka-unique ng pangalan ko. Akala ko ako lang ang may pangalang "Laurence," pero nung high school ako, ang dami kong kapangalan sa school. Tanggap ko na rin na hindi unique ang pangalan ko, na marami kaming Laurence dito sa mundo.

Ikaw, pag may kapangalan ka, ano ang una mong ginagawa? Ako, tinitingnan ko kaagad kung siya ay guwapo. Ewan ko, kasi meron akong mind set na kapag "Laurence" ang pangalan mo, kailangan ay guwapo ka. In fairness, sa lahat-lahat ng nakita kong kapangalan ko, masasabi ko na 99.9% kaming puro guwapo. Kung di ka naniniwala, i-Google mo, o kaya ay i-search mo sa Facebook. (Singit lang: partida, first name pa lang yan. Try mo i-Google o search sa FB ang Laurence Lee. Madami kami.)

Ang iba, alam nila kung bakit sila pinangalanan ng pangalan nila. Merong pinangalanan base sa kung sino ang presidente nung ipinanganak sila. Kaya ang daming Ferdinands. Meron ding pinalanganan base sa mga syllables ng mga pangalan ng tatay at nanay nila. Merong pinangalanan ayon sa kalendaryo. Ako, di ko alam kung bakit Laurence ang ibinigay sa aking pangalan, pero nagpapasalamat pa rin ako na iyon ang ibinigay sa akin. Nagpapasalamat din ako at hindi ako naging "junior." Parang ang awkward isipin kung ang pangalan ko ay "Florencio." (Sumalangit nawa.)

Bilang isang Laurence, ang kadalasang tawag sa akin ay Rence. Pinaiksi. May tumawag din sa aking Lo. Okay lang sa akin yung mga palayaw na nabanggit ko. May naisulat na ako tungkol sa mga tawag sa akin sa isang post ko. Pwede mong basahin iyon dito My Blog Name.

Ang pinakamahirap na naranasan ko sa pagkakaroon ng pangalang Laurence ay kung may kausap ako sa telepono at tinanong ang pangalan ko. Kadalasan ang naririnig nila sa phone ay "Loren." Ewan ko kung bakit di nila naririnig ang "s" sa huli. Hindi ko alam kung paano ko bibigkasin ang pangalan ko para marinig nila ang "s." Naisip ko na kapag tinanong ako kung ano ang pangalan ko, ang isasagot ko ay "Laurenzzzz," o kaya ay kagaya sa mga hapon - Laurensu.

Isa pa ay ang pag-spell ng pangalan ko, halimbawang tanungin ako sa mga fastfood dahil pending ang order ko. Mali-mali ang spelling ng Laurence na nakalagay sa resibo, depende kung ano ang kanilang ethnicity. Parang ang pinakamadaling gawin kapag tinanong ako sa fastfood o kaya ay sa coffee shop ng, "May I have your name, Sir?" ay sagutin sila ng, "Mike." 

PS
This article was published in Definitely Filipino.  Read the reader's comments na nakakatuwa.

Emo Mode Ako

Every time I sing or hear this song, I can't help getting emotional.  Because this song tells exactly the story of my life.  I did not have a good relationship with my father while he was living.  It's not that I had not loved him, but he did not love me.  Everything I did was wrong for him.  He didn't like me.  He did not like how I thought.  He did not like to hear what I had to say.  He did not give me the chance to express myself.  Everything about me was wrong.  I am not writing this to dishonor him.  I am writing this because I need to.  For myself.  So I can move on.  If I don't face this now, I know I will have to face this again in the future.

I grew up hating my father most of my life.  He was selfish and lived only for himself.  He did not provide.  He did not love.  He did not feed.  And add to that the verbal, physical, emotional, and psychological abuse that I received from him.  I started suffering depression when I was in my teens.  I didn't recognize it back then, but as I became more mature, I researched what I was going through, and how I can fight it.  I have been fighting it alone for most of my life.  I am not going to surrender.  If I would, I would have done a long time ago.  This is one of the reasons that I put up this blog.  I gathered in this blog the tools that I need to help myself.  I know someday I'm going to need help, and when I can find no help, I have this blog to turn to.  Me helping myself.  Because I just won't give up.  I will continue putting up a fight...with life. - Rence



Perfect
by Simple Plan

Hey Dad look at me
Think back and talk to me
Did I grow up according to plan?

And do you think I’m wasting my time 
doing things I wanna do?
But it hurts when you disapprove all along

And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud

I’m never gonna be good enough for you
Can’t pretend that I’m alright

And you can’t change me

‘Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect

Now it’s just too late
And we can’t go back
I’m sorry I can’t be Perfect

I try not to think
About the pain I feel inside
Did you know you used to be my hero?

All the days you spent with me
Now seem so far away
And it feels like you don’t care anymore

And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud

I’m never gonna be good enough for you
I can’t stand another fight

And nothing’s alright

‘Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect

Now it’s just too late
And we can’t go back
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect

Nothing’s gonna change
The things that you said
And nothing’s gonna make this right again

Please don’t turn your back
I can’t believe it’s hard
Just to talk to you
But you don’t understand

‘Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect

Now it’s just too late
And we can’t go back
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect

‘Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect

Now it’s just too late
And we can’t go back
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect

Wednesday, November 16, 2011