Saturday, April 07, 2007
Saturday, March 03, 2007
MAHALAGANG BALITA... "di-dit-ditdididit" (sound epeks na morse code na ginagamit sa radio news). TIME CHECK...ang oras sa buong kapuluan: limang minuto, makaraan ang truck ng basura. ang oras ay hatid sa inyo ng "Ruby Blade Pomade, Ang Pomada ng mga Nag-aahit!"... ding-dong (doorbell sound epeks ng time check)
Abe war slavery denial sparks protests - CNN.com. Responding to a recent U.S. congressional resolution calling for Japan's leader to formally acknowledge and apologize for the wartime sexual slavery, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters in Tokyo on Thursday that "there was no evidence to prove there was coercion as initially suggested."
dear mr. abe... PUTANGINA MO!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Nostrums: Garlic Research Shows No Effect on Cholesterol - New York Times. Although garlic and garlic supplements are widely promoted as cholesterol-lowering agents, a randomized study published Monday has found no evidence that garlic works any better than a placebo in reducing blood lipid concentrations.
putanginangyan, kain pa naman ako ng kain ng bawang para bumaba ang cholesterol ko. wala naman pala itong ibinibigay sa akin kundi bad breath at protection sa mananaggal at aswang.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
"Sino Ako" - my very first music video. para sa lahat ng sumulat sa akin at nag request ng lyrics sa kantang ito na hindi ko napagbigyan dahil wala akong oras magsulat. bwakanginangyan kasi, bumili na lang kayo ng songhits sa national bookstore. at siyempre para kay jet na parating naiiyak pag naririnig niya itong kinakanta ko
Friday, February 23, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Gunman kills 2 clowns in Colombian circus - CNN.com: "BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) -- Two clowns were shot and killed by an unidentified gunman during their performance at a traveling circus in the eastern Colombian town of Cucuta, police said Wednesday."
the world is screwed up.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
paano daw napatunayan ng mga ministro na nawala na ang pagka bading ni rev. ted haggard? ang balita ko eh pinabasa raw kay rev haggard ang latest copy ng playboy at tinigasan daw ito.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
From the Creators of "Nang Maglandi si Lola"
Friday, November 17, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006
"I'm going to dedicate to you the last chapter of these reminiscences of my early youth. No woman better than you have loved me, no woman like you have sacrificed herself. As the flower of the chodji falls from the stem fresh and perfect without ever being stripped of its petals or withered, tender and poetic even after its fall, thus you fell. Neither did you lose your purity nor did the delicate petals of your innocence wilt-Sayonara, sayonara! You will never come to know that I have thought of you again or that your image lives in my memory; and nevertheless I always think of you. Your name lives in the sighs of my lips; your image accompanies and animates all my thoughts. When shall another divine afternoon like that in the temple of Meguro return? When shall the colors of the camellia, its freshness, its elegance ... Ah! The last descendant of a noble family, true to an unfortunate vengeance, you are beautiful ... Everything is finished! Sayonara, sayonara!"
Friday, October 06, 2006
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
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Sunday, September 24, 2006
sa martes, babasahin ang ilang pages sa kwentong tambay book in an event sponsored by the Cultural Center of th Philippines for global pinoys. if you have time, baka gusto ninyong dumalaw doon para mag support. more information below...
The Cultural Center of the Philippines Literary Arts Division and the U.P. Institute of Creative Writing will launch Ani 32 (Global Pinoy Issue) on September 26, 7-9 pm at Conspiracy Garden Café on Visayas ave., Quezon city.
The volume features poems and prose by 48 Filipino writers, some of whom reside abroad. The writings depict Filipinos' interaction with foreign cultures as they work overseas, as well as describe the impact of international events on their daily lives.
Gary Granada and Noel Cabangon will render songs and selected contributors will perform literary readings.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I hesitate to use this website for anything personal believing it should remain a place where fans of my music can come free of the distractions that occasionally arise with the rest of my job.
However, due to the unfounded and ugly rumors that have appeared in the papers over the last few days, I felt they shouldn’t pass without comment. Patti and I have been together for 18 years- the best 18 years of my life. We have built a beautiful family we love and want to protect and our commitment to one another remains as strong as the day we were married.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
Saturday, July 22, 2006
PUTANGINA, ANG INIT NGAYON SA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!
ONE HUNDRED DEMONS
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
In First Veto, Bush Blocks Stem Cell Bill: "'This bill would support the taking of innocent human life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others,' Bush, speaking at the White House, said after he followed through on his promise to veto the bill. 'It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect. So I vetoed it.'"
support the taking of innocent human life?
tell that to the thousands of americans and iraquis who have died in the war.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Remember when you were young,
you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes,
like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
A BARN AT DUSK
A SMALL BOAT
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
NOTE TO SELF: BUY THIS BOOK!
Monday, May 08, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Saturday, April 01, 2006
Friday, March 31, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Friday, March 17, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Monday, January 09, 2006
Monday, January 02, 2006
Sunday, January 01, 2006
Monday, December 19, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
kung hindi ba naman mga bobo... what's next? they'll probably declare that the earth is flat. and that the wizard of oz is a true story.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Friday, November 04, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
It was as if Woods wanted to apologize for something but couldn't, wanted to hug Daly but knew he shouldn't, wanted to keep playing but wouldn't.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Ang Dahilang Kung Bakit Nabigyan ng Multiple Entry Visa
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
It seems that many Japanese women flush repeatedly to hide embarrassing sounds. Now some bathrooms include the "Sound Princess," a device that mimics the sound of flushing water in place of the real thing.
Friday, September 16, 2005
The findings from a new survey indicate that 54 percent of teenage girls and 55 percent of teenage boys have had oral sex, according to a report released Thursday by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Friday, August 26, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
A Chinese man pulled a car with his ears while walking on eggs without breaking them
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
spider come in from the cold
mount apo, philippines, july 2005
mount apo, philippines, july 2005
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Saturday, June 25, 2005
How come people always say "Jesus H. Christ"? Why not Jesus Q. Christ or Jesus R. Christ or something else? Does the H really stand for something? My future peace of mind depends on your answer. --W.B.T., Chicago
The H stands for Harold, as in, "Our Father, who art in heaven, Harold be thy name" (snort).
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Cardinal Jaime L. Sin, 76, the curiously named archbishop of Manila whose crucial support for his country's "people power" revolution of the 1980s made him one of the most politically influential members of the Roman Catholic hierarchy, died June 21 in the Philippines.
In explaining his willingness to intervene in politics, he said the church "cannot proclaim eternal salvation to our flock when we are blind to the physical realities which deny them that very salvation here on earth."
Cardinal Sin retired after submitting the compulsory resignation letter at age 75.
"I have given my very best to God and country," he said in a statement. "I beg pardon from those I might have led astray or hurt. Please remember me kindly."
Saturday, June 11, 2005
No doubt Freud would have done more enlightening work with such compelling material, but even Herb Brown suggests that the trail of transience and tumult ultimately leads back to Milton Brown. When I mentioned that his relationship with Larry fascinated me in large part because I have sons about four years apart, he said, "They're lucky to have you."
Then he added, his voice choking with emotion: "You know, we've had great lives, Larry and I. We had uncles, aunts, and my mother is the greatest woman on earth. But when I look back, I realize how much we missed not being able to grow up with a dad, to be able to go out, play ball, be together."
from The New York Times
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Monday, June 06, 2005
Ananova - Man hid turtle on his back: "A Chinese man pretended to be a hunchback to smuggle his pet turtle on to a plane."
Sunday, June 05, 2005
Monday, May 30, 2005
Sunday, May 29, 2005
Let the morning time
drop all its petals on me,
Life I love you,
all is groovy
- Feeling Groovy (59th St. Bridge Song), Simon and Garfunkel
Saturday, May 28, 2005
Oh, it seemed like a holy place,
Protected by amazing grace
And we would sing right out loud, the
Things we could not say
We thought we could change this world
With words like love and freedom
We were part of the lonely crowd
Inside the sad cafe
Friday, May 27, 2005
The light wraps you in its mortal flame.
Abstracted pale mourner, standing that way
Against the old propellers of the twilight
That revolves around you.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Saturday, May 21, 2005
I've paid some dues
Tangled up in blue.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
"I feel we've surrendered our lives to the momentum of mediocrity, I want to hear about your hopes and dreams that got lost along the way while I was thinking about myself."
"We are the real countries, not the boundaries drawn on maps with the names of powerful men. I know you will come and carry me out into the palace of winds. That's all I've wanted— to walk in such a place with you, with friends, on earth without maps."
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
"The man, identified only as John Doe in court papers, filed suit against the woman in 1997, claiming she was negligent when she suddenly changed positions, landed awkwardly on him and fractured his penis."
Saturday, May 07, 2005
"The heart is an organ of fire"
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
ZEN THOUGHTS FOR THOSE WHO TAKE LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY
1. A day without sunshine is like -- night.
2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
3. I just got lost in thought. It wasn't familiar territory.
4. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
5. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe
6. Honk if you love peace and quiet.
7. Remember, half the people you know are below average
8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
9. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
10. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
11. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
12. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
13. Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
14. Always try to be modest, and be proud of it!
15. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
16. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand...
17. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
18. How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
19. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
20. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
21. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
22. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
23. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
24. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
25. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
26. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
27. I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
28. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
29. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
30. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened.
31. Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Monday, May 02, 2005
Let your pain be my sorrow
Let your tears be my tears too
Let your courage be my model
That the north you find will be true
When there’s no information
And the compass turns to nowhere that you know well
Friday, April 29, 2005
somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near
your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously) her first rose
or if your wish be to close me,i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;
nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing
(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain, has such small hands
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Don't let me drift too far,
Keep me where you are
Where I will always be renewed.
And that which you've given me today
Is worth more than I could pay
And no matter what they say
I believe in you.
Saturday, April 23, 2005
His tail plays on the ground,
while he crushes the skull.
who puts on a spotted robe
when he goes to his victim.
whose loving embrace
splits the antelopes heart.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Sunday, April 17, 2005
"This is basically boomer rock 'n' roll and more recent music out of Nashville made for boomers. It's safe, it's reliable, it's loving. What I mean to say is, it's feel-good music. The Sex Pistols it's not."
-- Joe Levy, Rolling Stone
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Friday, March 25, 2005
A Czech prisoner locked up on theft charges has been freed and allowed to go back home to his wife after getting a permanent erection.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Monday, March 21, 2005
Welcome to the world of blogs!
Saturday, March 19, 2005
Friday, March 18, 2005
A dashing display helps this handheld gaming device overcome some minor flaws.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Thursday, March 10, 2005
ANAK NI ROYETTE
Thursday, March 03, 2005
Learn Chinese in 10 Minutes
1) That's not right ......................... Sum Ting Wong
2) Are you harboring a fugitive?............. Hu Yu Hai Ding
3) See me ASAP................................ Kum Hia Nao
4) Stupid Man ................................ Dum Fuk
5) Small Horse ............................... Tai Ni Po Ni
6) Did you go to the beach? .................. Wai Yu So Tan
7) I bumped into a coffee table .............. Ai Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni
8) I think you need a face lift .............. Chin Tu Fat
9) It's very dark in here .................... Wao So Dim
10) I thought you were on a diet ............. Wai Yu Mun Ching
11) This is a tow away zone .................. No Pah King
12) Our meeting is scheduled for next week ... Wai Yu Kum Nao
13) Staying out of sight ..................... Lei Ying Lo
14) He's cleaning his automobile ............. Wa Shing Ka
15) Your body odor is offensive .............. Yu Stin Ki Pu
16) Great .................................... Fa Kin Su Pah
Note: Galing ito sa email na forwarded sa akin. Di ko kilala ang author. Hindi ito sa akin, nilagay ko lang dito para reference sa isang future blog.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Monday, February 28, 2005
Friday, February 25, 2005
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Sunday, February 20, 2005
"Our request is simple. The legacy of Don Tomas is important to us. The term Mapuans is important to us. Our parents enrolled us here to graduate as Mapuans, not as Malayans," Cristobal said.
A Romanian man ended up in hospital after he tied string around his penis to avoid going to the toilet.
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Four in the morning
Longing my life away
I’ll never worry
Why should I?
It’s all gonna fade
Monday, January 31, 2005
SINDIHAN NA YAN!
nung 1970's, isa sa mga paboritong expression sa mga tambayan sa kahit saang dako ng pilipinas ay "sindihan na yon". ano ang sisindihan? joint siyempre - damo, marijuana, joots, omads, lagkitan, etc. it goes by a lot of names.
Sunday, January 30, 2005
(UPDATE) THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday cited Singapore as a favorable destination for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) after new measures protecting foreign workers were enacted in the city state.
Saturday, January 29, 2005
Thursday, January 27, 2005
- "I WANNA BE SEDATED", The Ramones
- "No Woman No Cry", Bob Marley
- "Samba pa ti", Carlos Santana
- "Poetry Man", Phoebe Snow
- "Mandolin Rain", Bruce Hornsby
- "A whiter shade of pale", Procul Harum
- "Imitation of Life", R.E.M.
- "Hit the road Jack", Ray Charles
- "Handbags and Gladrags", Rod Stewart
- "Wild Horses", the Rolling Stones
The last CD you bought is: "Sampaguita's Greatest Hits" and "A Decade of Steely Dan"
What is the last song you listened to before this message: "Love Street" by the Doors playing on my PC.
Write down five songs you listen to a lot or mean a lot to you:
- "Suicide is Painless" from the MASH soundtrack
- "Organ Grinder", Mark-Almond
- "Born to Run", Bruce Springsteen
- "Imagine", John Lennon
- "Himig ng Pag-ibig", Lolita Carbon of Asin
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
"Scientists say more than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a typical French kiss."
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Well, that’s how it goes, And, John, I know you’re getting anxious to close. So thanks for the cheer. I hope you didn’t mind me bending your ear. For all of the years, For the laughs, for the tears, For the class that you showed, Make it one for my baby And one more for the road, That long, long road. —Bette Midler to Carson, May 22, 1992
Monday, January 24, 2005
He was the king of late night, and there will be no other.
That's nothing against Joey Bishop, Dick Cavett, Alan Thicke, Joan Rivers, Pat Sajak, Jay Leno or David Letterman -- or Steve Allen and Jack Paar, for that matter. It's just that there will never be another Johnny, or another era in time like the 30 years he spent as host of "The Tonight Show" on NBC.
Sunday, January 23, 2005
A grandmother ended up in hospital when she confused her eye drops with superglue.
Terry Horder, 78, reached for the medicated drops in her fridge but got the glue instead.
Friday, January 21, 2005
Thursday, January 20, 2005
France has allowed the makers of the Hollywood film version of hit novel The Da Vinci Code to shoot in the Louvre Museum, home of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
Stan Lee, a co-creator of Spider-Man and legions of other Marvel Comics superheroes, landed a powerful blow of his own yesterday against the company.
A federal judge in Manhattan ruled that Mr. Lee is entitled to 10 percent of the profits from Marvel Enterprises' film and television productions and from some of its spin-off merchandise that use his characters
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
People using wireless high-speed net (wi-fi) are being warned about fake hotspots, or access points.
The latest threat, nicknamed evil twins, pose as real hotspots but are actually unauthorised base stations, say Cranfield University experts.
Monday, January 17, 2005
Q: What are 3 two letter words that say small?
A: Is it in.
Q: What did Bill Clinton say to Monica?
A: I told you to lick my erection, not wreck my election.
Q: What does pizza delivery man and a gynecologist have in common?
A: Both can smell it but can't eat it.
Sunday, January 16, 2005
1. A clitoris is a type of flower.
2. An umbilical cord is part of a parachute.
3. Ovaries are a French egg dish made with cheese.
4. Vagina is a medical term used to describe heart trouble.
5. Pornography is the business of making record albums.
6. A G-string is part of a violin.
7. Anus is the Latin word for "yearly".
8. Coitus is a musical instrument.
9. Semen is another word for "sailor".
10. An enema is someone who is not your friend.
11. Pubic hair is a wild rabbit.
12. Douche is the Italian word for "twelve"
13. A lesbian is a person from the Middle East.
14. Fetus is a character on "Gunsmoke".
15. An orgasm is the person who accompanies the choir.
16. A condom is an apartment complex.
17. A diaphragm is a drawing in geometry.
18. Testicles are found on an octopus.
19. Masturbate is used to catch large fish.
20. Menstrual cycle has three wheels.
21. KOTEX is a radio station in Bryan, Texas.
22. "Spread Eagle" is an extinct bird.
23. A dildo is a variety of sweet pickle.
24. Asphalt describes rectal troubles.
25. Sodomy is a special kind of fast-growing grass.
25. Genitals are people of non-Jewish origins.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
COOL ASTROLOGY SITE.
Sunday, January 09, 2005
movie reviews galore - my kind of website.
Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby has been named the best film of 2004 by a group of leading US film critics.
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
- Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine.
- A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.
- Dijon vu - the same mustard as before.
- Practice safe eating - always use condiments.
- Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.
- A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.
- A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
- Dancing cheek-to-cheek is really a form of floor play.
- Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
- Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion.
- Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.
- When two egotists meet, it's an I for an I.
- A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired.
- What's the definition of a will? (It's a dead give away.)
- Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
- In democracy your vote counts. In feudalism your count votes.
- A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
- If you don't pay your exorcist, you get repossessed.
- With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
- When a clock is hungry, it goes back four seconds.
- The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered.
- You feel stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
- Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN down under.
- Every calendar's days are numbered.
- A lot of money is tainted - It taint yours and it taint mine.
- A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
- He had a photographic memory that was never developed.
- Once you've seen one shopping center, you've seen a mall
- Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead-to-know basis..
- Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.
- Acupuncture is a jab well done.
napulot ko lang sa forwarded na email ito.
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
'Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.'
Monday, December 13, 2004
Monday, December 06, 2004
Explanation of the "Fremantle Doctor"... great wind!
This cooling sea breeze is very consistent. It cools down the west coast of Australia near Perth between noon and 3 pm. This happens almost every day. The Fremantle Doctor is the most consistent wind in the world.
Sunday, December 05, 2004
"Reaches back to the past to suggest that life is full of turning points, some of which we recognize and some we don't, and that, in a dangerous world, youth and friendship are to be treasured because, like life, they can pass so quickly."
-- Michael Wilmington, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Saturday, December 04, 2004
Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" was almost never released. By SHAUN CONSIDINE
"...During my last trek through what remained of the A & R department, I was invited to sort through a stack of records and demos that were to be junked. Among them I discovered a gem: a studio-cut acetate of "Like a Rolling Stone." Carefully packing it into an empty LP jacket, I carried it home and that weekend played it more than once in my apartment. The effect was the same as it had been the first time I had experienced it. Exhilaration. Heart pounding. Body rolling - followed by neighbors banging on the walls in protest. Then, on Sunday evening, it came to me. I knew exactly where the song could be fully appreciated."
ngyehehehe... atat ata magbalita at hindi na nag check ng mga sources. at BBC pa? wow... it's the end of the world as we know it.
Friday, December 03, 2004
IBM, seeking to exit an industry it helped pioneer two decades ago, hired Merrill Lynch to find a buyer for its personal-computer unit.
WOW! big blue is exiting the PC business.
Thursday, December 02, 2004
"I never wanted to be a prophet or a savior," Dylan says, according to extracts of the interview released by CBS on Thursday. "Elvis maybe. I could see myself becoming him. But prophet? No."
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
High winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Nanmadol are already hampering efforts to rescue survivors of a previous storm which killed more than 400 people. More than 150 others are still missing after major flooding and mudslides.
Tanginangyan, pwede bang doon na lang sa mga bahay ng mga magnanakaw at mga corrupt pumunta ang mga bagyo para makaganti man lang kami. Tangina talaga.
Sunday, November 28, 2004
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- If brushing and mouthwash don't improve bad breath, an Israeli scientist may have the solution -- laser treatment.
o, narinig nyo ba yan - may pagasa pa kayong mga hindi nagsisipilyong amoy imburnal ang mga bibig.
Former schoolchildren who sang on Pink Floyd's 1979 single Another Brick in The Wall have begun action for unpaid royalties.
Royalties expert Peter Rowan said he was appealing on behalf of one former pupil and was working with others.
The 23 then teenagers from north London have been unable to claim royalties as they recorded their vocals in secret.
The single with its chorus "We Don't Need No Education" became a children's anthem and was a UK and US number one.
The album The Wall, on which the single features, sold more than 12 million copies.
Friday, November 26, 2004
WUKU, Taiwan (AFP) - A Taiwanese company, which has earned global fame with its transgenic fish, has updated its product line with a new species which glows fluorescent gold in the dark, raising concerns among environmentalists
OK. malapit na sigurong mag end of the world (as we know it? hehehe). nakaka imbento na sila ng glow in the dark fish. at ginto pa ang glow. bwakanginangyan. what's next? siguro in 5-10 years ang technology na ito ay pwede na ring ma implement sa mga tao. ang gusto ko, yung ilong ko ang mag glow into flourescent gold in the dark when i am aroused. hehehe.
Thursday, November 25, 2004
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Parental Wisdom - Filipino Style
Hinding-hindi ko makakalimutan ang mga mumunti ngunit ginintuang butil na payo na nakuha ko sa aking mga magulang:
1. Si Inay, tinuruan niya ako HOW TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE: "Kung kayong dalawa ay magpapatayan, doon kayo sa labas! Mga leche kayo, kalilinis ko lang ng bahay."
2. Natuto ako ng RELIGION kay Itay: "Kapag yang mantsa di natanggal sa carpet, magdasal ka na!"
3. Kay Inay ako natuto ng LOGIC: "Kaya ganyan, dahil sinabi ko."
4. At kay Inay pa rin ako natuto MORE LOGIC: "Kapag ikaw ay nalaglag diyan sa bubong,ako lang magisa ang manonood ng sine."
5. Si Inay din ang nagturo sa akin kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng IRONY: "Sige ngumalngal ka pa at bibigyan talaga kita ng iiyakan mo!"
6. Si Inay ang nagpaliwanag sa akin kung ano ang CONTORTIONISM: "Tingnan mo nga yang dumi sa likod ng leeg mo, tingnan mo!!!"
7. Si Itay ang nagpaliwanag sa akin kung anong ibig sabihin ng STAMINA: "Wag kang tatayo diyan hangga't di mo nauubos lahat ng pagkain mo!"
8. At si Inay ang nagturo sa amin kung ano ang WEATHER: "Lintek talaga kayo, ano ba itong kuwarto nyong magkapatid, parang dinaanan ng bagyo!"
9. Ganito ang paliwanag sa akin ni Inay tungkol sa CIRCLE OF LIFE: "Malandi kang bata ka, iniluwal kita sa mundong ito, maari rin kitang alisin sa mundong ito."
10. Kay Itay ako natuto kung ano ang BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: "Tumigil ka nga diyan! Huwag kang mag-inarte na parang Nanay mo!"
11. Si Inay naman ang nagturo kung anong ibig sabihin ng GENETICS: "Nagmana ka ngang talaga sa ama mong walanghiya!"
12. Si Inay naman ang nagpaliwanag sa amin kung anong ibig sabihin ng ENVY: "Maraming mga batang ulila sa magulang,di ba kayo nagpapasalamat at mayroon kayong magulang na tulad namin?"
13. Si Itay naman ang na! gturo sa akin ng ANTICIPATION: "Sige kang bata ka, hintayin mong makarating tayo sa bahay!"
14. At si Itay pa rin ang nagturo kay Kuya kung anong ibig sabihin ng RECEIVING: "Uupakan kita pagdating natin sa bahay!"
15. Si Inay naman ang nagturo sa akin kung ano ang HUMOR: "Kapag naputol yang mga paa mo ng pinaglalaruan mong lawnmower, wag na wag kang tatakbo sa akin at lulumpuhin kita!"
16. At ang pinakamahalaga sa lahat, natutunan ko kina Inay at Itay kung ano ang JUSTICE: "Isang araw magkakaroon ka rin ng anak, tiyak magiging katulad mo at magiging sakit din sa ulo!"
THE VALEDICTORIAN of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 2004 was apprehended for alleged shoplifting at a US Army academy, a spokesman for the Philippine Army said Tuesday.
nag shoplift daw siya ng CD. taninangyan. sana man lang DVD para sulit ang pagka deport sa kanya.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
The Police on "Schadenfreude"
Revolver: "Message In A Bottle" is one of the band's most intense tracks. What made it work so well?
Andy Summers: I've always said it was Stewart's finest drum track, plus great guitar riffs, lyrics, the song - it was one track where everything came together. We had also just learned the trick of playing a song two or three times in a row to let the energy build, then we'd come straight in for another take with the tape still rolling.
Stewart Copeland: It was also a great way of getting the tempo up to where I like - which is really fast.
Sting: That's what he thought. We were actually trying to tire Stewart out so we could slow it down a bit.
Revolver: Lyrically, wasn't it a big step out of simple alienation when the narrator realises he's not 'alone in being alone' in the third verse?
Sting: I was always sort of proud of that, yeah. As a narrative, it had a beginning, middle and an end. The story actually developed. It wasn't just 'I'm lonely, isn't it terrible!' - which is what a lot of my other songs were about. If I'm lonely, but I realise everybody else is too. I feel better. I think the Germans call that Schadenfreude - enjoying the misery of others.
Stewart Copeland: My favourite thing about Message In A Bottle, apart from all the money we made off it, was hearing cover bands trying to play my drum parts. I'd overdubbed about six different parts, and to watch some band in a Holiday Inn struggling to play all those overdubs still gives me great joy. Now that is really Schadenfreude.
Monday, November 22, 2004
LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan's scornful, ironic ode to a spoiled woman's reversal of fortune, was named the greatest rock 'n' roll song of all time on Wednesday by Rolling Stone magazine.
The six-minute opening track from his landmark 1965 album "Highway 61 Revisited" broke the barrier of the three-minute hit single and established Dylan as a mainstream pop artist, marking his transformation from folk troubadour to rock sensation.
"No other pop song has so thoroughly challenged and transformed the commercial laws and artistic conventions of its time, for all time," wrote Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke in an article accompanying the magazine's list of the top 500 rock songs of all time.
The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has decided to ban all tobacco products from Wednesday, a government notification says.
A British firm seeking to capitalize on the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's murder today is issuing "JFK Reloaded", a purportedly educational "docu-game" that lets players fire the fatal shots from the Texas Book Depository over and over again.
Presidential historian G. Calvin MacKenzie of Colby College said, "Aside from being in incredibly bad taste, the idea of marketing it as an educational tool seems to stretch the notion of education beyond belief."
Saturday, November 20, 2004
That's sugarcane that tasted good
That's who you are, that's what you could
C'mon c'mon no one can see you cry.
Friday, November 19, 2004
Thursday, November 18, 2004
1. Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
2. Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
3. John Lennon - Imagine
4. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
5. Aretha Franklin - Respect "
I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racin' with the wind
And the feelin' that I'm under
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys
3. Revolver, The Beatles
4. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan
5. Rubber Soul, The Beatles
6. What's Going On, Marvin Gaye
7. Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones
8. London Calling, The Clash
9. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan
10. The Beatles ("The White Album"), The Beatles
Monday, November 15, 2004
ASIN's songs are like an old pair of boots: They're a little scuffed at the toes, a little worn down at the heels, a little cracked and creased from the mileage. But once you put them on, you remember all the places they've taken you, and you're ready to resume the journey.
Sunday, November 14, 2004
According to Italian researchers, women who eat chocolate regularly had the highest levels of desire, arousal and satisfaction from sex. But for men, the findings of a British study were not so good.
Friday, November 12, 2004
The "F*** for Forest" organisation is dedicated to having sex in public to save the environment.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Monday, November 08, 2004
mga bobong backward thinking people
Saturday, November 06, 2004
Friday, November 05, 2004
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Friday, October 29, 2004
"A team from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain found each glass of red wine a day reduced the risk of lung cancer by 13% compared to non-drinkers."
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Windflowers, my father told me not to go near them,
he feared them always,
Said they carried him away.
Windflowers, I couldn't wait to touch them,
to smell them, I held them closely.
Now I cannot break away.
Their sweet bouquet disappears
like a vapor in the desert.
Take a warning, son.
Windflowers, their beauty captures
every young dreamer who lingers near them.
Ancient windflowers, I love you.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Sunday, October 10, 2004
We have lost even this twilight.
No one saw us this evening hand in hand
while the blue night dropped on the world.
I have seen from my window
the fiesta of sunset in the distant mountain tops.
Sometimes a piece of sun
burned like a coin between my hands.
I remembered you with my soul clenched
in that sadness of mine that you know.
Where were you then?
Who else was there?
Why will the whole of love come on me suddenly
when I am sad and feel you are far away?
The book fell that is always turned to at twilight
and my cape rolled like a hurt dog at my feet.
Always, always you recede through the evenings
towards where the twilight goes erasing statues.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
"A fascinating look at a proud, stern, media-savvy giant of a man not so much interested in atoning for past sins as lecturing us about the inherent flaws of human nature."
-- Donald Munro, FRESNO BEE
At the center of The Rule of Four are four Princeton roommates approaching graduation and an ancient text called the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. It's a 15th-century book written in several languages, and is full of secrets, puzzles, and clues that are supposed to lead to a treasure buried in a vault in Rome.
hugo weaving and guy pierce as drag queens? you better believe it.
Sunday, October 03, 2004
Friday, September 24, 2004
The time to deport Cat Stevens was 30 years ago, when he was war bling 'Oh Very Young' and a cover of Sam Cooke's 'Another Saturday Night.'
In all fairness, however, that also would have required deporting Don McLean, the Village People, Morris Albert, Debby Boone, Dawn, the Captain and Tennille, Bo Donaldson, Gilbert O'Sullivan, the New Seekers and a mess of other people who made the 1970s what they were. A watch list would have been longer than Tony Orlando's mustache. "
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
The Department of Homeland Security ordered a United Airlines jet flying from London to Washington rerouted to Bangor, Maine, on Tuesday afternoon so it could intercept a passenger, Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, two government officials said.
its not time to make a change
just relax take it easy
your still young
that's your fault
there's so much you have to know.
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
"Those who seek to bestow legitimacy must themselves embody it, and those who invoke international law must themselves submit to it"
Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General to Dubya
"Every nation that proclaims the rule of law at home must respect it abroad. And every nation that insists on it abroad must enforce it at home."
"ang gabi'y pumanaw nang ganap.
panahon na ng pag unlad,
madaling araw ay
sa umagang namasdan ng manok sa kulungan
ngumiti ang pag-asa nagising si mang teban
sa umagang anong ganda
may bagong silang,
may bago nang buhay,
sa bagong lipunan.
magbabago ang lahat,
tungo sa pag-unlad,
at ating itanghal,
Monday, September 20, 2004
32 years ago, marcos (the mother fucker himself) declared martial law in the philippines.
Sunday, September 19, 2004
"There are some days when I think I am overrated, but not today"
- a delighted merryl streep said from the stage after winning lead actress in a miniseries at the emmy awards
Saturday, September 18, 2004
i first heard this song when i was 13 years old. man, that was a long time ago. and yes, the grass was greener during THAT time.
Thursday, September 16, 2004
goodbye johnny. your politics may be screwed but i did love "i wanna be sedated".
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
WOW! great buy for yahoo. musicmatch has great products.
Monday, September 13, 2004
Thursday, September 09, 2004
isa sa mga pinakapaborito kong kanta.
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
isang site na ni-refer sa akin ni ibet. galing pa ng africa ang tip na ito. ang galing talaga... the wonders of technology, i tell you.
Police in Metro Manila are to fine men P500 if they go shirtless in public as part of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)’s urban renewal program.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! bawal nang magpakita ng boobs.
Sunday, September 05, 2004
Saturday, September 04, 2004
47 kilometers of biking yesterday from pasir ris to this place. ang sarap.
Thursday, September 02, 2004
gamot daw ang jingle sa balakubak.
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Jimmy Page hasn't yet made it up the stairway to heaven, but he's the first to reach the new British Walk of Fame.
The former Led Zeppelin guitarist cast his hand prints in cement today as the first music legend to feature on London's reply to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
gardemet. huwag naman sanang mag sink ng husto.
Thursday, August 19, 2004
"And because the Soviet dinar had devalued, Saddam Hussein plucked this guy out of society to punish him, and six other small merchants, for the devaluation of their currency. He just summarily said, you're it, come here -- and cut his hand off."
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
You might think, for example, that the first thing the Bush administration ought to have done on the morning after 9/11 was to step up U.S. efforts to secure Russia's crumbling arsenal of nuclear weapons and its weapons-grade material. Instead, the president's team focused all their energies on invading Iraq.
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
WOW! sana naman hindi ma extinct ngayong na announce na nila kung saan ito makikita. minsan kasi fame brings on bad results.
Monday, August 16, 2004
Sa hirap maghanap ng trabaho sa panahon ngayon, pati pag se-salesman ng vacumm cleaner ay pinasok ko na.
Minsan, pumunta ako sa isang bahay sa isang barangay. Kumatok ako sa pinto... Isang malaking misis ang nagbukas sa akin. Pero bago nakapagsalita ang babae, inunahan ko sya. mabilis akong pumasok papunta sa sala nila para di na makatangi sa presentation ko.
Katulad ng utos ng boss ko, binuksan ko ang isang plastic bag ng sm at ibinuhos lahat ng lamang tae ng kalabaw sa carpet. this was a technique taught to me In selling to get a massive and immediate attention from the buyer.
Sabi ko sa kanya w/ confidence: "Misis, pag di nalinis ng vacuum cleaner ko NGAYON ang mga tae sa carpet niyo, kakainin ko isa-isa yan!", ang mayabang na sinambit ko.
"Gusto mo ng ketsup para diyan?", tanong ng babae.
Sabi ko, "Bakit po?"
"Eh, kalilipat lang namin. wala pa kaming kuryente."
SENTOSA GETAWAY nina jay at jet, eder at leah, ronald at christine... sarap.
Friday, August 13, 2004
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.
Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.
So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.
Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say.
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Philippine Daily Inquirer
March 2, 2001
OP ED by Jerry Birican
*Kuwan is a Filipino generic word meaning 'anything' or 'something'. When Filipinos want to say something they feel is unmentionable or uncomfortable they use words such as kuwan."
"In Singapore the three leaders are sometimes irreverently referred to as the Trinity: father, son and holy Goh."
"Premier-designate Lee Hsien Loong is trying to improve his image. The results aren't clear"
The elder Lee, now 80, helped provide Singaporeans with one of Asia's highest living standards, gleaming skyscrapers and squeaky-clean streets, but critics say it all came at the expense of democratic freedoms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Congressman Porter Goss, President Bush's nominee for CIA director, could be his own worst enemy when it comes to making the case that he deserves to lead the U.S. intelligence agency.
"I couldn't get a job with CIA today. I am not qualified," the Florida Republican told documentary-maker Michael Moore's production company during the filming of the anti-Bush movie "Fahrenheit 9/11."
NEW YORK (AP) -- Give Nicholson Baker this much: He knows how to grab onto the national consciousness and squeeze.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Annoyed by a stream of unwanted kisses, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has warned overzealous male fans and supporters that to avoid embarrassment they should not pucker up in her direction.
"First, show some respect. Secondly, I am conservative. I do not want to be kissed by any man but my husband," she told a town hall meeting in Laguna province, south of Manila.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ano ba yan.
Monday, August 09, 2004
first day ngayon ng singapore idol
Thursday, August 05, 2004
"'I felt like I couldn't have written the music I've written, and been onstage singing about the things that I've sung about for the last 25 years, and not taken part in this particular election,' Springsteen said in a news release yesterday"
right on, bossman.
"Asked if he would be on stage for that part of the show, Springsteen says, 'Are you kidding me? I'm going to be playing those John Fogerty songs. You better believe it.'"
tangina, sana nasa US ako para mapanood ko ito.
YEAH! rock the vote! baby we were born to run against bush!
Wednesday, August 04, 2004
this is great stuff...
ang suwerte naman ng mga singaporeans - ang yaman na nga ng bansa nila, ang dami pang perks na nakukuha ng kanilang public school system.
sayang. kayang kaya sanang gawin ito ng mga pinoy. wala lang talagang sinabi ang pilipinas sa infrastructure.
Tuesday, August 03, 2004
this is probably one of the best graphic novels that have come out in recent time. thanks to reg for lending it to me.
Sunday, August 01, 2004
USATODAY.com - Ads show smoking's ugly side
TANGINA, tumigil na kasi kayong manigarillo.
Saturday, July 31, 2004
Friday, July 30, 2004
In the life of a man, his time is but a moment,
his being an incessant flux,
his senses a dim rushlight, his body a prey of worms,
his soul an unquiet eddy, his fortune dark,
and his fame doubtful.
In short, all that is of the body is as coursing waters, all that is of the soul as dreams and vapors; life a warfare, a brief sojourning in an alien land; and after repute, oblivion.
Thursday, July 29, 2004
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Sunday, July 25, 2004
DENGCOY SA PHILIPPINE STAR
Saturday, July 24, 2004
do you hear the people sing?
Friday, July 23, 2004
packingsheet what a great artist and what a great album.
Thursday, July 22, 2004
Ang bayan ng mga supot
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
sulat ng mga reader ng International Herald Tribune. interesting.
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
packingsheet, ang swerte naman ng may stocks ng microsoft.
Monday, July 19, 2004
The New York Times > Washington > President Says U.S. to Examine Iran-Qaeda Tie
what are you waiting for dubya.... go on and invade iran. your twisted logic demands it.
"Apple to unveil new-generation iPod-report"
new iPOD with 50% longer battery life and it costs $100 less. tangnangyan. eh pano yung iPOD kong kabibili ko pa lang? obsolete na? ala bang trade-in yan?
Sunday, July 18, 2004
Vincent Damon Furnier
that's alice cooper's real name. gardemet. hehehe.
Saturday, July 17, 2004
Phlog - binongtoys
mga pinoy talaga... twisted tulad ko.
Friday, July 16, 2004
Bryant chooses to stay with Lakers
hasta la vista los angeles.
Thursday, July 15, 2004
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
ang galing nitong pelikulang ito.
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Sunday, July 11, 2004
PINK FLOYD ( Brain Damage Lyrics )
pampahaba ng buhok...
Bertolucci: My love for legend Brando
"With tears in my eyes, it occurs to me that in the very act of dying Marlon has become immortal. "
Friday, July 09, 2004
desiderata translation in pilipino by tito rolly
Thursday, July 08, 2004
Lyric Annotations for "Man on the Moon"
great song interpretation.
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
In her 2001 biography, Patricia Bosworth quotes an ex-girlfriend who was watching TV with the actor when they came across "Streetcar." "Marlon told me, 'Turn it off,' but I said, 'Please let me watch.' So we did for a while, and then Marlon groaned, 'Oh, God, I was beautiful then'." Was he ever.
from Newsweek, On Marlon Brando
are you lonesome tonight
tribute ko kay elvis.
Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Monday, July 05, 2004
1,250 radio shows mark Elvis song
long live the king!
Sunday, July 04, 2004
Brando: The Madness in His Method
so long godfather. may you not sleep with the fishes.
Friday, July 02, 2004
Thursday, July 01, 2004
"Network Walkman Digital Music Player - NW-HD1 "
sony's new digital walkman, 20GB, 20 hours of battery life... packingsheet, i want one of these.
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Another massive blackout hits Singapore
talk about freaking out. maraming mga singaporeans ang nagwala kagabi dahil sa blackout. di kasi sanay ang mga tao rito na mawawalan ng kuryente.
Monday, June 28, 2004
"O'Connor: State of war is not blank check"
damn right it isn't a blank check. sobra naman kasi ang gobyerno ni dubya.
"Iranian woman 'gives birth to frog'"
tangina, malapit na yatang mag end of the world.
"We look forward to joining with 'Spider-Man' to bringing truth and justice all across America,"
- michael moore, commenting on the box office success of farenheit 9/11
Sunday, June 27, 2004
"The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human."
send this text to your friend in less than 43 seconds and you could win $25000 and be the guiness world record holder of the fastest text writer in the west.
Jay and Jet's Genting Highlands Vacation
web album para sa mga kaibigan at kamag-anak. pics namin ni jet sa aming short malaysian weekend.
Thursday, June 24, 2004
Malaysia to keep air pollution data a state secret
pati ba naman air quality eh confidential. ano ba yan.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
"We do not condone torture. I have never ordered torture. I will never order torture"
-George "Dubya" Bush
"Filipina dragon boaters paddle with pride"
In a city with a snobbish disregard for the migrant workers who clean its homes, the Bulldogs have beaten off prejudice and sexism to earn respect in a sport dominated by monied Western expatriates or hard-bitten Chinese fishermen.
HAHAHAHA! MGA PUTANG INA NINYONG MGA NAGMAMATA SA AMING MGA PINOY, ETONG SA INYO!
Monday, June 21, 2004
"Unfortunately, the Lakers are Bryant's team"
big mistake. big, BIG mistake.
Sunday, June 20, 2004
"Six killed as Thai driver sleeps at wheel after late Euro 2004 games"
eto pa ang isang case ng sobrang addiction sa Euro 2004 football cup.
EURO 2004 NEWS:
"Malaysia: A Malaysian football fan was beaten with a remote control by his wife for watching England's opening Euro 2004 game against France.
His better half had demanded he be in bed early in order to take the children to school in the morning, but instead the avid supporter stayed up late to see the match.
The cries of anguish as his beloved England fell foul of a cruel defeat at the hands of Zinedine Zidane woke the house and left him with a beating from his wife."
hehehe... kung di ba naman mga gago.
ang invictus ni william ernest henley. di ko alam kung bakit na record na ito sa aking long term memory. isa sa required reading ng english literature class namin nung third year high school ang tulang ito. i haven't forgotten it ever since. favorite poem ito ni rosanna roces at tinula niya sa star talk a few years ago with matching luha nung time na tinitira siya ng MTRCB. tutulain niya rin kaya ulit ngayon na magkaaway sila ni lolit solis? abangan. hehe.
Saturday, June 19, 2004
LAKERS SHOW SHAW THE DOOR (from ESPN): "...It looks like Buss, the Lakers' owner, has made his choice: Kobe stays; the others can go. In other words, he is not averse to trading Shaq and is willing to build his franchise around a narcissist who's on trial for rape, doesn't make his teammates better and is in denial over all of it."
sayang si shaq. sa tingin ko, the lakers are making a mistake. but i'm no basketball expert so we'll see. parang telenovela ang storya ng LA lakers.
SWIMMING BULACAN SUMMER 2004
nag swimming isang araw ng mayo ang pamilya ramirez. ayan, masaya silang lahat.
pinoys in singapore
kahait nakatira sa malayong lugar, gumagawa pa rin ng paraan para magkita kita ang mga pinoy.
Friday, June 18, 2004
William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
old high school "required to be memorized" poem remembered
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
"Washington: Rebuffing U.S. government claims, the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks said Wednesday no evidence exists that al-Qaeda had strong ties to deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein."
o, so wala palang link. ano ngayon ang masasabi ng mga trigger happy na hawks sa bush administration? ano ngayon masasabi ng vice president cheney? you guys wasted so much money and lives... for what? to realize some rambo fantasy.
Monday, June 14, 2004
"31 Moons, Now Close Enough to Touch"...
go go cassini!
"Six Saudi preachers seen as influential with Islamist extremists yesterday denounced attacks on westerners as a 'grave sin' under Islam."
so what now? attacking westerners (i.e. white people) is a sin. but killing asians and africans are OK? ganon ba yon ha? ha? ha?
Essence of Fish with American Ginseng... gamot daw ito para madaling maghilom ang sugat.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
si Chalabi... kaibigan ng mga americano.
show me who your friends are, and all that crap.
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
The beheading sequence of Nick Berg in Iraq.
tanginangyan, when will it stop. dapat talaga, para wala nang guerra, magkaroon na ng draft sa USA. walang exemption. unang dadalin sa front line yung mga anak ng mga senador, congressman, executive staff, presidente at vice presidente.
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
sinasabi ko nga ba, pinoy etong si Major General Antonio Taguba.
wow, ang galing.
Sunday, May 09, 2004
Thursday, May 06, 2004
school principal canes teacher due to disagreement over disipline.
Sunday, May 02, 2004
farewell nick joaquin. fare thee well.
The Showbiz Press Gets into Politics...
Friday, April 30, 2004
Photos of Iraqis Being Abused by US Personnel...
have you ever played "diablo"? it's the PC game where you battle so many demons that in the end, after beating diablo, you become him.
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
school principal steps down after admitting to hitting a female student with a soft cover book.
Monday, April 26, 2004
"China's top legislature Monday ruled out direct elections for the Hong Kong chief executive in 2007 and legislators in 2008, citing immature conditions."
there's only one thing the US should do now that beijing has decided to rule out elections. if they are consistent with what george bush is saying, the US should invade hong kong ASAP. yeah, that's right - invade now! freedom and democracy to the people of hong kong! mwahahaha...
Sunday, April 25, 2004
The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman...
dis is ja cool.
Thursday, April 15, 2004
catch the Laurice Guillen Retrospective at the singapore international film festival.
opens today until 1 may.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Word of the Day: Schadenfreude: "A malicious satisfaction in the misfortunes of others"
Sunday, April 04, 2004
Singapore Get Together...
a typical get together of overseas pinoys in singapore.
Friday, April 02, 2004
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Bush praises man in Women's Week gaffe.
yan na nga ba sinasabi ko eh. matagal ko nang pinaghihinalaan na bobo si dubya.
DPWH exec with P81M in assets faces graft raps
ok, 1 down - bitayin na!
kung seryoso ang gobyerno natin, ihabla na yung mga iba pang opisyal ng gobyerno. para gumanda nang pilipinas at pwede na kaming bumalik.
"Poachers take giant clams
from UP marine lab"
mga bwakanginang mga magnanakaw na yan. mag reincarnate sana kayong giant clam sa inyong susunod na buhay. mga ulul!
Friday, March 26, 2004
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Living longer by eating less works at any age
it makes sense. now, the problem is with the implementation.
Monday, March 22, 2004
Sunday, March 21, 2004
nag drawing ang anak ng kaibigan kong namatay.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Monday, March 15, 2004
Thursday, March 04, 2004
"A top notcher in the recent medical board exams, decides to be nurse for the money... Sellout?"
Sellout? PUTANGINA, anong sellout dito? many of my doctor friends are becoming nurses too. some already are. these are the best and the brightest doctors i know. anong sellout dito? gusto lang naman nilang magkaroon ng magandang kinabukasan ang mga pamilya nila.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Origin and Meaning of the Name Nicanor
What is the ethnic origin? Biblical
What does it mean? A conqueror, victorious
"Lambanog is created from the dripping sap called 'tuba' from the coconut flower. The sweet and frothy tuba-a rejuvenating drink by itself-is cooked through a process of natural fermentation and distillation that produces the chemical-free lambanog"
gusto ko nang umuwi sa pilipinas. mag barik na ta!
Saturday, February 21, 2004
Thursday, February 19, 2004
"At the Dagat-Dagatan sortie, Poe told some 20,000 people in Filipino that 'all kinds of aspersions have been cast upon me and my family' since he joined the presidential race. The crowd repeatedly chanted 'FPJ! FPJ!' "
ano ba yung "aspersions". tangnenek, pati ako nabobobo na sa ingles.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
'Let's go out on the streets and offer a minute of prayer in defense of democracy and for the enlightenment of the minds of the members of the Supreme Court,' said Senator Loren Legarda, Poe's running mate.
let's all join our hands and say to senator legarda: "TRAYDOR! OPPORTUNISTA! SELLOFF, este SELLOUT!"
Monday, February 16, 2004
Saturday, February 14, 2004
Friday, February 13, 2004
Auguries of Innocence by William Blake
"To see a World in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour."
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Costly mistake - PDI, Feb. 11, 2004: " And what about the 10,000 Iraqi non-combatants who have been killed since the US-led invasion? Did they all die because of a failure of intelligence? Or was it because Bush simply had to strike back at someone -- anyone -- to give vent to America's fury over 9/11?"
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Mga FPJ Jokes na umiikot ngayon sa mga pinoy e-mail:
Bush, FPJ and Erap are talking about crime.
Bush: How is your PAROLE system over there?
FPJ: Oh, we hang them every Christmas.
ERAP: Pare, tama ka, ganon din ang sagot ko!
Erap and FPJ, on the way to Disneyland, see a sign that reads: "DISNEYLAND LEFT."
ERAP: Sayang, hindi natin naabutan.
FPJ: O nga, agahan na lang natin bukas.
Mother Lily: Who's there?
Susan Roces: Effigy.
Mother Lily: Effigy who?
Susan Roces: Effigy is my husband.
For love of country and to unite the opposition, Lacson has agreed to be the First Lady of FPJ.
Telephone survey conducted by the Bishops Conference: "Iboboto n'yo ba si FPJ? "If NO, press 1.
"If YES, press 68795632523162956752365922."
FPJ TO NPA: Sumuko na kayo.
NPA: Di kami susuko pag di mo maispel ang CEASEFIRE.
FPJ: Tangina ninyo. TULOY ANG GYERA!
Wala nang atrasan para kay Ping! Hindi kayang pigilan ni Danding, Noli at FPJ.
Abangan! Tuloy na ang pagkakandidato ni Ping sa 2004 Binibining Pilipinas!
Nagkasakit si FPJ sa kakaisip ng solusyon sa mga problema ng
Pilipinas. LIBRENG SINE pa lang ang naiisip niya.
Erap wrote an order to the grocer: "Please send me 2 goose."
Erap: Mali ata.
Sulat uli: "Please send me 2 gooses." Mm... mali rin a.
FPJ: Pare, ganito na lang ang isulat mo:
"Please send me 1 goose. P.S. - at isa pa!"
FPJ & Erap in a museum. (FPJ looking at a mummy)
FPJ: Pare, ano'ng ibig sabihin nitong 1300 B.C.?
Erap: Pare, yan ang plate number ng nakabangga sa kanya.
Fernando Poe Quote: "'A foreigner asked me what I thought was the biggest problem in the country. My answer was breakfast, lunch, and dinner,' said the actor who is running under the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (Coalition of United Filipinos, KNP)."
Sunday, February 08, 2004
isulat ni mareng mari para sa namatay niyang asawa - ang kaibigan kong si carlo.
read this and weep.
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
alam nyo ba na slang dito sa singapore pag gusto nilang sabihin na "doing housework" ay to do a "Maria". maria, dahil marami sa mga kababayan natin ay maria ang first name. ito tuloy ang naging standard na tawag nila sa mga DH.
nag-papanting ang tenga ko pag naririnig ko silang nag bibiro at ginagamit nila ito. minsan nadudulas sa harap ko. nangingiti lang ako pero siyempre minumura ko sila ng pabulong.
Monday, February 02, 2004
"Parrot killed for name-calling" - gumaganti na tuloy ang mga ibon. ang dami nang may bird flu sa asia.
Sunday, February 01, 2004
Jay and Jet's California Adventure... eto na yung album ng aming trip sa US. isang katerbang collection ng mga litrato ng aming paglalakbay from LA to Sacramento to San Francisco.
dedicated sa mga kaibigang nag request ng mga additional pic.
Saturday, January 31, 2004
The State of Georgia's proposes to ban the word 'evolution' and replace it with the euphemism "biological changes over time".
pakingsheet. the next thing you know, they will issue a bill saying the world is flat.
Thursday, January 29, 2004
Monday, January 19, 2004
narito na ako sa US for a vacation with jet. kaya, na experience ko na rin for the first time yung mga bagong security checks ng US immigration. ie fingerprinting and photo opportunity. nakakatawa nga dahil nung si jet ang kinukuhanan ng fingerprint, ayaw ng machine na i-process ang daliri niya. kinailangan pa ni jet na ipahid ang pawis ko sa daliri niya para lang gumana ang fingerprinting machine. hehehe. iba talagang pawis ko - may magic. pinapasok naman kami ng walang problema kaya naka ngising demonyo ako ng kinuhanan ako ng picture ng mabait na immigration officer.
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Thank you very much for writing to us. OK, here goes...
Singapore is the best place to live in if you are talking about cleanliness, low crime, excellent schools, great food, great housing, excellent mass transportation. It's a place where everything works. Credit that to the government who has an obsession with making everything right.
Singapore can be both expensive and cheap. It really depends on the kind of lifestyle that you guys will live. From what your surname indicates your husband is of Chinese origin. Am I correct? What kind of work will you guys be doing? All of these are major factors actually. Tell me your annual income (or how much you are willing to spend) when you move to Singapore and I will tell you what you can afford.
As for us - we live in an HDB flat which we rent. I pay around S$850 a month (that's around 595K won). This is a four room flat, fully furnished. Utilities - electricity, gas and water is around $150 per month (105K won). Food and other expenses for two is around $800 (560K won). Phone $50 (35K won). Cable TV with Broadband Internet $100 (70K won). So add this all up and you have the expenses of a typical middle class Pinoy couple living in Singapore.
What's not to like? The seasons don't change - it is one perpetual summer. The island is small (but you can hop to Indonesia, Thailand or Malaysia easily anytime). It could be expensive if you compare it to say - Manila, or Australia. It will be cheaper than Korea, that I can say. I've been to Seoul and I know.
O sige, dito na lang muna. If you need more information, answer the questions I asked you earlier.
Just wanted to personally greet you a happy new year. I hope you had a great birthday, Christmas and new year celebration.
Our vacation back home was great. The three weeks we were there seemed too short. Christmas and New Year's in the Philippines is really different - so festive and alive. We had a nice party at home. Everybody was there - Emy, Rene and the kids, Gigi and TJ, Dennis and Meng, Paolo and Jed, Dante, Lynna, Tessie and all the kids.
Mom sends her love - she told me to tell you that she got the money you sent her. She was so touched and teary eyed when she mentioned it to me. Auntie Nana also sends you her love and thanks.
Great news from home - I just called mom yesterday and she told me that Dante got re-hired by RJ to work again in the radio station starting this Sunday. There is also a big chance that he'll be into the TV show that Ramon Jacinto has in his TV station - RJTV. I hope he cleans up his act this time. I sent him a letter the last time and talked to him last Christmas break.
We're set for our trip to California this Saturday. We stop by LA to visit Jet's relatives, then we go to Sacramento for her other relatives. We got a rental so we'll take the long drive from LA going up via the I-5. It should be a pleasant 6 hour drive. Something like the Dallas to Houston route, which I drove in 1998, I think it was. So, it will be no problem. Plus I drove this route already last September. By the end of the week, next week, we'll be dropping by Tiong Anas and the kids. They have prepared a party of sorts I think.
It is Jet's birthday today. She turns 40. Which is why we're flying to California really. It's my big birthday gift - an all expense paid vacation to the states to see her relatives and to visit friends.
Hopefully, in the coming years, we can drop by Sarasota so we can see you. This is not impossible as I am doing a lot of stateside traveling for the company I work in. It will not be that difficult to schedule a trip to your place in the future. If not, we can always meet in California which is where our office is located.
Mom's birthday is coming up. Any chance of you going to Manila to join us on her 80th birthday. It would be nice if you could come. Emy and I are planning a big party for her. Stay tuned for further announcements.
O sige. I just wanted to say hi. If ever you have the time, give me a call on my cellphone either here or when I'm in the states. Bye big sister - Love you!
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
kung ako ang diyos at gusto kong maging maunlad ang pilipinas (di ba sabi niya, mahal nya ang mga pinoy dahil tayo lang ang catholic na bansa sa asia?) asan na ba ako.... ah, ok: kung ako ang diyos at gusto kong maging maunlad ang pilipinas ganito ang gagawin ko - ituutos ko na magkaroon ng isang malaking delubyo sa pilipinas. siguro ala armaggedon na malaking comet ang babagsak sa bansa natin. o kaya, parang yung nangyari sa mga egyptians nung time ni moses.
isang delubyo na papatay sa lahat ng pilipino over the age of 2 years old.
this will assure us that we will be able to start fresh. doon sa mga maiiwan na mga bata, tuturuan sila kung paano maging honorable, ma-prinsipyo, matulungin at desente. in 40 years time, sigurado ako, talo pa natin ang japan.
sabi sa dyaryo rito: "singaporeans have problems with having children because they don't have enough sex". busy kasi masyado ang mga tao rito. some even claim that they prefer to sleep over sex. mas malala yung mga 40 yrs or over. some say that thay actually fell asleep while having sex.
sana naman pag dating ko ng 40 eh pwede pa ring magsampay ng twalya sa pototoy ko pag may flag ceremony. hehe. sigurado naman ano, kasi... ako ay pilipino! a tapang, a tao. a pugot a kamay, hindi a takbo... etc. etc.
Monday, January 12, 2004
"Disorder in the House"
by Yvonne T. Chua... "While congressmen have been quick to pounce on the Supreme Court, they have always been reluctant to move against their own."
my wife jet got the thrill of her life when jim paredes sent her a short note at her website. tamang tama, dahil b-day na ng mylab ko sa thursday.
thanks jim. that was so thoughtful of you.
habang naglalakad kanina, di ko alam kung bakit iniisip ko ay yung first time kong nakakita ng colored TV. weird.
one of the fascinating things about being born in the 60's is the fact that i grew up during the transition between black and white and colored. hanggang ngayon di ko pa rin makalimutan yung first time ko na makita si cookie monster sa colored tv. it was a magical experience.
Sunday, January 11, 2004
The middle class and the poor... TWO major forces determine the political life of the country today: the poor and the middle class. One decides the outcome of elections, the other decides the fate of administrations.
Randy David, PDI
Friday, January 09, 2004
a different kind of rock star. hooray for mars!!!
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Heterosexual Oral Sex may soon be legal in Singapore
kaya pala walang kakwenta kwenta ang sex life ng mga singaporeans. may mga batas sila na nagbabawal sa isa sa pinakamasarap na paraan on how to give and receive sexual pleasure. kawawa naman sila. i will quote the first paragraph of the recent article from the today newspaper in singapore, para maintindihan nyo how surprised i was to hear about this...
"HETEROSEXUAL Singaporean adults may soon be able to indulge in oral sex without breaking any laws, following a review of the penal code."
Section 377 (Unnatural Offences) of the Singaporean Penal Code says: 'Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine. Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offence in this section.'
Section 377A (Outrages on Decency) adds further: 'Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or abets the commission by any male person, of any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years.'
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
yung mga officemates ko rito sa singapore, tinatanong ako kanina kung kinakain daw ba ang puso ng saging. hehe. sabi ko, siyempre. masarap ata yon. tanong ko: nakakita na ba sila ng puno at puso ng saging? sagot: hindi pa raw.
kawawang mga city kids na spoiled singaporeans. they are missing a lot of things we take for granted.
suntec city, singapore - november 2003 - presentation of technical paper during the industrial automation conference 2003
Spirit's First Color Image From Mars. ang galing talaga!
Monday, January 05, 2004
kung meron man magandang lumabas sa america ay ito... nasa's spirit lands successfully on mars. sana ganito na lang parati ang gawin ng mga amerikano. it's a much better alternative than waging war. sabi nga sa CNN - if you're into science, its a great time to be alive. i have been fortunate to be alive during the time of The Apollo Program, Viking, Galileo, Hubble Space Telescope, Sojourner and now Spirit and it's twin Opportunity.
it is indeed a great time to be alive in this great period of space exploration. great job guys!
Saturday, January 03, 2004
Saturday, December 27, 2003
First US case of mad cow disease confirmed. everybody's been banning the importation of beef from the US except the philippines.
yung iba kasing mga pinoy, mas americano pa ang tingin nila sa sarili nila kaysa mga americano. we look up to the US with too much shock and too much awe. never mind na pwedeng masira ang ulo ng mga pinoy basta di natin ma offend si uncle sam.
b e a g l e 2, phone home!!! sige na naman.
Thursday, December 25, 2003
as a gardener, you must have the proper equipment - just a few necessary ones actually: a garden hose with a really good expensive nozzle, small shovel, grass cutter, an expensive trimming shear and a trowel (hindi twalya, gago!). it pays off to get the best (and most of the time, expensive) tools because they don't break easily. you'll know what i'm talking about when you're watering your plants and the nozzle suddenly shoots into the sampay of your soon to be pissed off neighbor. and don't forget - simplify.
Thursday, December 18, 2003
Look out across the fields, see me returning,
Smoke is in your eye, you draw a smile.
From the fireplace where my letters to you are burning,
You've had time to think about it for a while.
Well, I've walked two hundred miles, now look me over,
It's the end of the chase and the moon is high.
It won't matter who loves who,
You'll love me or I'll love you
When the night comes falling from the sky.
I can see through your walls and I know you're hurting,
Sorrow covers you up like a cape.
Only yesterday I know that you've been flirting
With disaster that you managed to escape.
I can't provide for you no easy answers,
Who are you that I should have to lie?
You'll know all about it, love,
It'll fit you like a glove
When the night comes falling from the sky.
I can hear your trembling heart beat like a river,
You must have been protecting someone last time I called.
I've never asked you for nothing you couldn't deliver,
I've never asked you to set yourself up for a fall.
I saw thousands who could have overcome the darkness,
For the love of a lousy buck, I've watched them die.
Stick around, baby, we're not through,
Don't look for me, I'll see you
When the night comes falling from the sky.
In your teardrops, I can see my own reflection,
It was on the northern border of Texas where I crossed the line.
I don't want to be a fool starving for affection,
I don't want to drown in someone else's wine.
For all eternity I think I will remember
That icy wind that's howling in your eye.
You will seek me and you'll find me In the wasteland of your mind
When the night comes falling from the sky.
Well, I sent you my feelings in a letter
But you were gambling for support.
This time tomorrow I'll know you better
When my memory is not so short.
This time I'm asking for freedom,
Freedom from a world which you deny.
And you'll give it to me now,
I'll take it anyhow
When the night comes falling from the sky.
Thursday, December 04, 2003
"Angels in America". tangina, sana ipalabas ito sa asia.
Scientists find 425-million-year-old penis. WOW, a really old dick.
Sunday, November 30, 2003
racial factors, importante sa singapore.
Saturday, November 29, 2003
Friday, November 28, 2003
Poe drags peso to all-time low. kung may konswelo man sa pagiging kandidato ni FPJ. eto yon: lumaki ang value ng pinadala kong pera sa pilipinas from singapore ng mahigit 1,500 pesos. ang laki kasi ng palit ng dollar eh. tanginangyan.
sana talaga di na siya tumakbo. baka magkanda leche leche na naman tayo.
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Malacañang admits wrong day declared for Muslim holiday... BOBO! GAGO! hehehe. yung kalendaryo ko, 25 November and nakalagay na holiday and this was printed out last year.
ANG MGA ITATANONG KO KAY dA KiNg kUnG SaKaLiNg MaGkItA kAMi:
1. FPJ, papalayain mo ba si Erap kung manalo ka?
2. Bossing, Magkakaroon ba ng pambansang patilla pag naging presidente ka?
3. Pupulbusin mo bang dibdib ng mga MILF?
4. Aatakihin ba natin ang mga hapon pag presidente ka na?
FINALLY! an orgasm device that really works. magandang balita ito para sa mga kababaihang di nilalabasan. one of the reasons why i love being a man. kalabit lang ang kailangan sa akin. hehe.
Friday, November 07, 2003
"2 killed after seizing Manila air control tower"... when all hope is lost, men do stupid things.
Monday, November 03, 2003
Monday, October 27, 2003
The Current Time in California. Kailangan ko ito sa trabaho and need to be reminded of this link. Heehee.
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Thursday, October 09, 2003
Sunday, September 21, 2003
The Flat Earth Society. an organization whose members believe that the earth is flat.
Saturday, September 20, 2003
Thursday, September 18, 2003
The Beatles Get "Naked"
paul mccartney will release a new version of the "Let it Be" album this november. ang pangalan ng CD ay "Let it Be...Naked". tinanggal nila ang lahat ng mga ka-EK-EKAN na tracks like yung choir, orchestra and synths that phil specter added duing the post prodution work.
orignally kasi, "Let It Be" was supposed to be a "back to the basics" album ng beatles. it never happened dahil binigay nga ni lennon ang trabaho kay specter who added a lot of "kalandian". in the beatles anthology DVD and book, paul made a lot of noise about his disappointment with the final product. i guess, this is his time to get even and release the record as it was supposed to be released.
kung ako ang tatanungin eh ang pangit naman ng title. sana "Let it Be" tapos sa baba, may nakalagay na "STRIPPED". pero siyempre, i am looking at how the new old sound will sound.
Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Si Ma Mon Luk pala talaga ang nag-imbento ng mami. Wow, ngayon ko lang nalaman. Meow!
Ako si BatJay, ang dating folk singer ng Ma Mon Luk!
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Monday, September 15, 2003
Thursday, September 11, 2003
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
confirmed SARS case again in Singapore. SARS? SARS? pakingsheet. kailangan ata mag maskara na naman ako.
Tuesday, September 09, 2003
ang bago naming laruan ni batjet! sana naman dahil dito, ganahan na akong mag jogging.
Sunday, August 31, 2003
Friday, August 29, 2003
‘We Just Want to Live’
bwakanginangyan, kawawa naman sila.
Saturday, August 23, 2003
isang kanta para sa mga miyembro ng SMAP (samahan ng mga malalamig ang pasko). sana nawa eh gumanda ang mga lovelife nyo. ito'y rock and roll cover version ng "goodbye to love", isang popular na kanta ng carpenters.
Friday, August 22, 2003
Thursday, August 21, 2003
Email X-change between SouthAfricanAustralianChinese and SingaporeBasedPinoySiraUlo...
From: Bat, Jay
Sent: 22 August, 2003 11:55 AM
To: Stormin, Norman
Subject: Your PC
Hey stormin Norman!
I just had a glimpse of your new PC. Not bad! I kinda loved the DVD so I swapped it with my old CD drive. Hope you don't mind.
From: Stormin Norman [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 10:08 AM
To: 'Bat, Jay'
Subject: RE: Your PC
In a strong German/South African accent “ You haf to be kidding me! You jaast cannot be zerious , ZIS is definetly not ze vay to behaf and treat a friend , NO I must say ZIS is totally unacceptable behaviour!” Just kidding matey , you can use it until the AP conference as long as I get it back then understand JA?
From: Bat, Jay
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 10:15 AM
Subject: RE: Your PC
hehehe.... no, i vas jast pulling yur leg. jerry got it real cheap from dell. more than half price! only problem is that it does not have a space bar.
Tuesday, August 19, 2003
"tumigas ang aking katawan, kapag umikot na ang plaka
patay sa kembot ng beywang mo at ang pungay ng iyong mga mata"
huling el bimbo, eraserheads
Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Thursday, July 31, 2003
kung sino man ang nagsulat nito, saludo ako sa pang-aalaska mo kaibigan...
Mahal kong Lt. SG Antonio Trillanes IV,
Magandang umaga. Nawa'y maigi ang iyong kalagayan d'yan sa stockade. Magpahinga ka muna bago ka humarap sa court martial. Hindi bale nang litisin ka, nakapag-stay sa naman sa Oakwood, samantalang kami, pinaasa mong walang pasok ngayon. KJ ka talaga.
Sinulat ko ang liham na ito para puriin ka sa iyong kagitingan na ipaalam sa buong sambayanang Pilipino ang kabulukang nangyayari sa ating gobyerno. Mabuhay ka. Ang problema nga lang, alam na namin lahat iyon, Kapitan Trillanes. Hindi na ninyo kailangan pang magtanim ng bomba at magpapogi sa inyong mga fatigues para lang ipaalam sa buong madla na may mga katiwalian sa gobyerno.
Hindi tuloy ako nakapanood ng Terminator 3, eh malapit nang mawala sa sine 'yon. Okay sana kung nagbakbakan kayo ng mga sundalo ng gobyerno.
Mala-THE ROCK saka DIE HARD sana ang nangyari. Kaso, nagsisisigaw lamang kayo sa lobby ng Oakwood. Para ano pa ang inyong mga armband? Sabagay pwede na kayong magtayo ng boutique na ang brand name ay Magdalo. Pwde kayong magtinda ng mga armbands, fatigue-inspired pants, caps at shades. Ipwesto nyo dyan sa Oakwood para strategic ang location at may sentimental value pa. Bebenta kayo, promise.
Sa launch ng inyong boutique, pwede kayong maglagay ng mga bomba sa parking lot tapos magpaparty kayo doon. Masaya di ba? Mabalik tayo sa layunin ng liham na ito. Yung sinasabi mong nagbebenta si Secretary Reyes ng bala sa mga rebelde, aba, lumang balita na 'yan. Alam na naming mga ordinaryong tao yan. Bakit? Kaugalian na nating mga Pilipino ang mag-sideline di ba? Sa opisina nga namin may nagtitinda ng tsinelas, beads, tocino, tapa, muffins saka bags.
Eh hayaan mo nang magbenta si Secretary Reyes ng bala sa kanila, baka gawang Taiwan lang naman yung mga bala na 'yon. Mahirap buhay eh, magkano lang naman sweldo ni Secretary Reyes. Malamang lumilihis yung mga bala o kaya puro supot.
Yun namang sinasabi mong si GMA ang nag-utos ng pambobomba sa Davao, alam na rin naming mga Pilipino 'yon. Kaw naman, Kapitan Trillanes, sa pagka-tsismoso nating mga Pilipino, sino ba naman hindi nakakaalam na gobyerno gumagawa ng mga kalokohang 'yon?
Plaza Miranda, Jabidah Massacre, pagpatay kay Ninoy, Rizal Day bombings, at kung anu-ano pang kababalaghan, alam na naming gobyerno gumagawa. Hindi naman kami istupido noh! Sabi nga ng mga taga-Assumption, "We're not like tanga naman..."
Ang drama-drama mo masyado, eh kami namang mga ordinaryong tao tinatawanan na lang mga katiwalian sa gobyerno. May linya ka pang "we're ready to die for our principles." Huuu...if I know, gusto mo lang magpa-spa sa Oakwood kasi sira na ang
iyong kutis dahil sa kagat ng lamok sa Basilan. Dapat sinabi mo na lang sa akin, may murang spa dyan sa Quezon Avenue, may "extra" pa.
Ayan tuloy, nagsara Glorietta ng isang isang araw. Lagot ka, milyon nalugi sa mga Ayala. Baka pabayaran lahat sa 'yo yan. At saka naman Kapitan Trillanes, next time kayo magta-take over ng anumang lugar, 'wag naman sa mall. Hindi bagay sa inyong mga fatigues and armbands. Sino ba scriptwriter ninyo? Tsugiin! Mali ang location ng action! Ni walang symbolic o strategic meaning ang Oakwood.
Hindi kayo nanood ng THE ROCK ano? Hay nako, may pasok tuloy ngayon. Nabitin kami. Pogi points ka pa sa mga girls kasi ang guapo mo sa fatigue. Yun nga lang, you didn't die for your principles. May paiyak-iyak and hug pa kayo. Kaya kayo tinatawanan ng Abu Sayyaf, malalambot ang puso ninyo, madrama kayo masyado. Ganyan ba kayo sa Basilan? 'Pag rat-ratan na, yayakapan na lang kayo at umiiyak? God, it's so nakakahiya naman to the enemy. Hay nako, Kapitan Trillanes, mag-direct ka na lang ng pelikula ha? Tingin ko mas magaling ka pa kay Ang Lee kasi militar ka talaga. Maganda yung mga subplots na naisip mo. Maganda rin yung mga dialogue mo.
'Pag nag-direct ka na ng movie, make sure may bakbakang matindi sa huli. Yung tipong mawawarak yung buong building. Yun, mas exciting, hindi yung katulad kahapon.
Ang iyong tagahanga
Monday, July 28, 2003
nag coup ang mga bobo at nilugmok ang mga pinoy sa shit
well, i can confirm that some blog sites are blocked in china, particularly, blogspot. pero iyong interactive-X naman ay hindi blocked. may topak rin ang gobyerno rito. di ba nila alam, pag pinipigil, lalong nang gigigil. di rin naman effective ang blocking dahil, pwede siguro i-bypass ito by hosting your site outside of blogger.com, or better yet, find another blog provider.
isa pang may topak eh yung mga nag coup sa maynila. para sa mga sundalong nag-coup: "ang TATANGA ninyo!. Bwakananginangyan, gagawa lang ng gulo, walang kaplano plano. dapat sa inyo eh, tanggalan ng baril at hamunin ng suntukan eh. o ano, laban kayo pag walang baril? ha? ha? bobo!
may suspetsa ako na may mastermind ding tanga na nagplano rito eh. what's the objective of this silly coup? to sink the philippines deeper into shit!. no plans, no support, no reason. well, there are reasons but the manner to voice their concerns was waaay off tangent. stupid! stupid! stupid! dapat eh bigyan sila ng lecture sa armed struggle.
ang puso ko, ang puso ko. hehehe. sige mylab, kain muna kaming lunch. just arrived in beijing. talk to you tonight.
Saturday, July 19, 2003
Saturday, June 14, 2003
I'M NO ANGEL
No I'm no angel, No I'm no stranger to the dark
Let me rock your cradle, Let me start a fire with your spark
Oh come on baby, Come and let me show you my tatoo
Let me drive you crazy, Come on and love me baby
Thursday, June 12, 2003
isang bumbay, si aiyar shankar, na newscaster ng channel news asia dito sa singapore ang hinuli kailan lang, dahil sa kasong.... "outraging a woman's modesty". di ko masyadong naiintidihan ang euphemism na ito pero, sa tingin ko, eh parang "pambabastos short of rape". ang nagsampa ng kaso ay isang babaeng hinubaran daw niya ng damit sa kanyang flat one time.
eto, word for word ang report:
"The 37-year-old is alleged to have removed the woman's clothes at his Chuan Park flat in Lorong Chuan at about 3 am last Nov 3. He is also alleged to have outraged her modesty a second time, three hours later. The woman reported what happened to the police on the same day. According to Channel 5's News 5 Tonight, the woman is Shankar's colleague and the incident happened after a party."
medyo may kayabangan itong asshole na ito eh. onetime, ininterview niya si angelo reyes. bastos na bastos ako sa dating. wala man lang ka-respe-respeto sa kausap niya. ang pinaka-ayoko sa lahat ay mayron siyang parang superior air na porke official ng 3rd world country ang kausap niyang pinoy eh pwede na nyang i-look down. binara nga siya ni secretary reyes ng todo-todo. kala nya siguro eh nasa india pa rin siya pag nagsalita... ano tayo? lower caste sa kanya na pwede nyang bastusin. ang suspetsa ko ay pinapanood niya ang mga show nina lou dobbs at ted koppel at ginagaya niya ang style. anyway, tapos na yon at ngayon, magsisimula nang kalbayro niya.
i wish him the best of luck. he'll need it because this case will certainly affect his career, and that is just the least of his worries.
Tuesday, June 10, 2003
maganda itong trip kong ito, kahit nakakapagod. nakaharap ko ang mga taong talagang magaling sa kanilang mga propesyon. nandito sila sa pilipinas, kumakayod para mabuhay... umaasang gaganda ang ekonomiya ng pilipinas para matumbasan ang kanilang pagsisikap. para sila man ay guminhawa. di ko alam kung anong mangyayari dito. heto ang isang malaking grupo ng tao na kayang-kayang paangatin ang pilipinas sa kanyang pagkalugmok. sa isang banda naman ay isang grupo ng tao na walang pakialam kundi ang kanilang mga sariling kapakanan. mga nanggugulang, mga ayaw pawisan, mga taong makapangyarihan na gustong manggulo.
ako forever hopeful na aangat ang pilipinas kahit papaano. alam ko rin na aabutin nang matagal para matanggal ang masama sa ating lipunan. siguro mga dalawa o tatlong generasyon. by that time, wala na ako sa mundong ito. pero di bale, basta mangyari lang ito, kahit nasan ako nang time na ito ay masaya na ako.
Saturday, May 24, 2003
happy 12th anniversary sa iyo, sa iyo, at higit sa lahat, sa iyo.
kung ako'y tumanda at makalbo nang tuluyan,
maraming taon sa hinaharap,
padadalhan mo pa rin kaya ako ng valentayms card?
maaalala mo pa rin ba ang bertdey ko?
lalasingin mo pa rin ba ako?
tinagalog ko lang yung unang stanza ng "when i'm 64". hehehe... gusto ko kasing tumanda tayong magkasama. labindalawang taon pa ulit. tingin ko kasi eh wala pa tayo sa kalahati ng ating paglalakbay. marami pa tayong gagawin, marami pang pupuntahan. ang tagal na nating magkasama ano? gusto ko mas matagal pa.
work hard, play hard
kahapon, medyo maaksyon ang araw ko. nag host kami ng conference sa seoul na buong araw. marami kaming bisita, mahigit 200 tao ang pumunta. in typical korean fashion na work hard, play hard: kainan at inuman after the long day. kumuha kami ng isang kuwarto sa isang restaurant at doon ginanap ang post conference party. siyempre, hindi mawawala sa isang korean dinner ang kanilang national drink na soju.
tradition din sa kanila ang iabot sa iyo ang kanilang sariling baso, pupunuin ito ng soju, expecting na ito'y iinumin mo ng bottoms-up. pagkaubos ng alak, kailangan itaob mo ang baso sa itaas nang iyong ulo as a sign na ubos nang laman. afterwards, igaganti mo naman ito sa kanila. tuwang tuwa ang mga koreano sa mga foreigners kaya ang grupong apat na intsik at isang pinoy ay pinagkatuwaan ng husto sa pamamagitan ng walang patid na toast. mapapansin mo na lang, palakas nang palakas ang boses ng mga tao, nagsasayaw na kahit walang tugtog, marami nang mga impromptu speeches... ipekto lahat ng alcohol.
after the drinking spree at dinner ay ang main event. tradition din ito sa kanila: ang pumunta sa isang bar for yet more drinks. beer naman ang iniinom sa bar at non-stop tagayan pa rin. by this time marami nang casualty, isang lampshade na basag dahil may nag-attemp na itoast ang bumbilia, isang partition na sira dahil may umupo sa silyang walang sandalan, isang sofa na bali ang paa dahil isang napaupo nang bigla, dalawang intsik na tulog, dalawang intsik na makulit, isang pinoy na gising na gising pa rin, at sangkatutak na koreanong enjoy na enjoy.
natapos kami ng mga 11 ng gabi. what a sight to behold: dalawampung lasing na naglalakad sa kalye ng seoul, korea. di ko alam kung anong mga hitsura namin pero mukhang normal na occurence lamang ito sa mga koreano at di kami pinapansin ng mga nakakasalubong namin. after korea, i plan to donate my liver to science.
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
ang init ngayon - tangnenek. gusto kong magmura ng malakas... PUUUUUUTOOOOOONG INAMOY! bwisit,bwisit, bwisit... uupo ka lang sa harap ng pc, tutulo pang pawis mo. tangnang yan, pati buhok ko, basa sa pawis. take note - gabi ngayon. GABI! wala man lang hangin? bwisit, bwisit, bwisit.
kung may pera lang ako, aarkila akong sangmilyong tao para itulak tong islang ito papuntang antartica. makatulog na nga...
Monday, May 19, 2003
isang araw na lang, nagkandalecheleche pa.... kwenkwenkweng
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Singapore reported its first SARS case in 19 days on Sunday, missing by a day the World Health Organization's target for being taken off a list of regions hit by the virus and crushing hopes the ordeal was over.
(from Cambridge International Dictionary of English)
the lucky tendency to find interesting or valuable things just by chance
The actress Lana Turner, it is said, was discovered by serendipity at Schwab's Hollywood drug store.
Reading should be an adventure, a personal experience full of serendipitous surprises.
Thursday, May 15, 2003
Sunday, May 11, 2003
BALITANG NAKAKAINIS...A lifestyle check of 25 officials at various levels of the Bureau of Internal Revenue who earn only a modest income yields a wealth of information on grand houses, expensive vehicles, and shares in businesses and companies. One BIR regional director, for example, lives in a big house in posh Ayala Alabang, yet he earns less than P300,000 a year. Parked in his garage on the day PCIJ visited were a Ford Expedition, a Toyota Land Cruiser and a brand new BMW. A Revenue District Officer whose annual salary is P270,000 has two weekend houses in Calamba and lives during the week in a Greenhills condominium.
kung gusto nyong mainis, basahin nyo ito: BIR Officials Amass Unexplained Wealth... Tanginanginanginangyan!!!!papakahirap kami rito sa ibang bansa, tapos kayo, nasa Ayala Alabang dahil sa pagnanakaw. PUNTANGINA NYO!!!
PUTANGINA, PUTANGINA, PUNTANGINA NYO!!!
Tuesday, May 06, 2003
SARS in Singapore
Total Number of Cases: 204
Intensive Care: 13
Under home quarantine: 952
Last update: Monday, May 5
Source: Ministry of Health
today i signed my tax forms. i am paying my taxes in singapore for the first time since i arrived. ok lang - simple lang naman. nilagay ko lang yung kita ko sa isang form, pirma, lagay sa sobre at padala by mail. ganda rito sa singapore, pwedeng hulugan ang tax. you can pay in 12 monthly interest free installments.
paying your taxes, bwakanginangyan, is one of the sure fire ways to make you feel that you belong to a country.
How to tell if you're a primitive Jolog (i.e. 35 years and above)? If 3 out of 5 medyo natawa ka dito...
1. The record shows I took the blows - And did it... reyes.
2. It was you, isn't it? Briones.
3. Johnny Baby, what are you taking me for? Granted?
4. Oh my God, Sales the Lady!
5. What are you trying to exit? (Buknoy's Translation: "Anong gusto mong palabasin")
Monday, May 05, 2003
Name: BROWN RANDY L and BROWN ESTER
Address: 4812 CARRINGTON CIR
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Mailing Address: 2722 CREEK CROSSING DR
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Phone Number: (972) 548-1148
Sunday, May 04, 2003
daming bagong sars news ngayon sa dyaryo...
1. the virus can survive 24 hrs on a plastic surface at room temperature
2. it can survive after subjecting it to a common detergent - so di pwede ang ordinaryong washing ng kamay? hmmm....
3. the virus died at 37 deg C and above, but can remain indefinitely alive below freezing. It can thrive during winter!
4. the virus survived for 3 hrs in the stool of a 6 month old baby, 6 hrs for an adult at up to 4 days in the stool of somebody who has LBM
hmm... much deadlier that previously announced.
Thursday, May 01, 2003
Filipino worker dies of SARS in Singapore
BWAKANGINANGYAN...sana iba na lang ang namatay.
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Monday, April 28, 2003
Sabi ngayon sa balita, 51% daw ng mga Singaporean Males above 30 suffer from ED... that's Erectile Dysfunction. In short, sabi sa study, 51% ng mga lalaking Singaporean ay hindi tinitigasan.
Dito sila talo ng mga Pinoy. Lolo na, tigas titi pa rin! MABUHAY ANG MGA PILIPINO! MABUHAY ANG MGA LALAKI SA PILIPINAS NA LAGPAS 30 NA TINITIGASAN PA RIN!
MABUHAY! (o may sumagot pa! ha? nong sey mo diyan.)
SARS in Singapore
Total Number of Cases 199
Intensive Care 17
Deaths 21 + 1 (pending post mortem findings)
Suspected 111 (including 9 children below 18)
Under home quarantine 2,836
Last update: Sunday, Apr 27
Source: Ministry of Health
Sunday, April 27, 2003
My Twice Daily Temperature Readings
wala namang extra special na nangyari sa akin papasok sa office ngayong umaga. ah except na may umutot sa aircon bus. tanginangbahutalaga pre! ang bantot bantot! pag pinatagal pa niya yon ng hanggang hapon, baka mag-invade nang mga amerikanong cowboy dito sa singapore, due to chemical weapons of mass destruction.
ganoon kabahu ang utot niya! (kung sino man siyang impakto or impakta). siyempre, walang umamin. pero linawin natin ah, hindi ako yung umutot.
kung sa pilipinas yon nangyari, sisigaw na ako ng: "o, yung umutot diyan, umamin na". problema nandito ako sa singapore, kaya tumayo na lang ako sa silya ko at pumwesto malapit sa pinto para umiwas sa amoy.
nirecord ko na rin nga pala ang temperature ko sa My Twice Daily Temperature Readings
Saturday, April 26, 2003
isa lang masasabi ko sa mga politokong may sariling interest sa pag-harap sa problema ng SARS sa pilipinas.... MGA PUTANGINA NYO, MAGKASAKIT SANA KAYONG MATAGAL, MAGASTOS AT MASAKIT!
Politics can derail gov't
efforts vs SARS: officials
Posted:6:49 AM (Manila Time) | Apr. 26, 2003
By Armand N. Nocum
Inquirer News Service
POLITICS and the paranoia of officials who control local health facilities can undermine the government's fight against SARS, officials said.
Jean Marc Olive, representative of the World Health Organization in the Philippines, expressed concern about how the behavior of local officials could affect the Philippines' capacity to battle SARS.
"If it's a national emergency, they should cooperate," Olive said after learning that "JP," the country's fourth SARS case, had earlier been refused admission at the Eastern Samar Regional Medical Center in Tacloban City.
Dr. Rainero Zamora, Samar provincial health officer, said they had planned to take JP to the hospital "but local officials in Leyte objected to putting her there."
Health Secretary Manuel Dayrit said local politics was among "the problems that we will be facing" in attending to SARS cases in the rural areas.
"Ideally, people [with SARS] should be placed in isolation at the regional hospitals," he said. But the devolution of health service to local officials can pose a problem, he said, considering that "governors and mayors are known to act according to their interests."
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Friday, April 25, 2003
konting ingat mga egan. medyo delikado pag di naghigpit ang gobyerno sa pilipinas.
dito sa singapore (just last week), may isang siraulong matigas ang ulo na may SARS ang nagpilit magpunta sa palengke - ayun, pinasara ang buong palengke. quarrantine ang mahigit 2500 na na nagtitinda at namimila sa panlengke.
patay na yata siya, ang anak niya, at ang asawa niya. 7 sa kamag-anak niya ay may SARS.
required na kaming mag record ng temperature 2x a day sa trabaho. binili kaming lahat ng thermometer. pag mataas sa 38 ang temperature mo - uwi ka agad via ambulansya.
lahat ng bahay na may quarrantine ay kinakabitan ng web camera para mamonitor. 3x a day, tinatawagan. pag di ka sumagot or pag di ka nakita sa camera, kakabitan ka ng GPS tracking brace sa katawan. $15K na fine plus imprisonment pag di mo sinunod ang quarrantine.
astig talaga ang gobyerno rito. out of the window ang civil liberties mo once suspected ka na possible SARS case. bwakang inang yan!!!
may bagong regulation ngayon kami dito sa singapore. nag-install na sila ng mga live web cams sa lahat ng mga households ng may quarrantine. 3 times a day, tinatawagan sila sa bahay ng gobyerno. pag di mo sinagot ang phone call, or, kung nakita sa camera na wala ka sa bahay, kakabitan ka ng GPS tracking device sa katawan. bukod pa rito ang $20K na multa at possible imprisonment.
sa office, kailangan mag check kami ng temperature twice a day. lahat kami ay binilhan ng digital thermometer para sa mga check na ito, kung kaya... may bago akong laruan!
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Reviews of Point of No Return
Melina Gerosa, Entertainment Weekly, April 30, 1993
No offense to Nina Simone, but younger viewers of Point of No Return have been known to wonder if the singer so effective at quelling the beast in Bridget Fonda's angry character is merely a screenwriter's invention. Far from it. As a matter of fact, the now 60-year-old High Priestess of Soul has been at it since the '50s, lending her edgy, throaty androgyny to every genre from gospel to R&B to raging black protest to torch songs (a collection of the latter, entitled A Single Woman, is due out from Elektra in July).
Point of No Return's director, John Badham, could think of no better voice to echo his heroine's raw emotions. "Simone is a woman who doesn't take any crap from anybody," says Badham, who included five of her song on the Hans Zimmer soundtrack (RCA).
The fact that the seasoned diva's rebel yell may be a nuance lost on the twenty something set did not daunt the director. "Audiences don't like to be spoon-fed the same old stuff. I didn't want to just exploit Nirvana because all the kids are listening to that," says Badham. He has had good luck sticking to his guns in the past. While he was making Saturday Night Fever, the movie with the biggest-selling soundtrack of all time, Badham says, "I played the Bee Gees tape for the music people. They all said, ~This is no good. Can't we get some Boz Scaggs?'"
Recommended Simone: The Best of Nina Simone (Philips), The Best of Nina Simone (Novus), Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Mercury), The Blues (Novus).
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
one day in the life of a tech. support engineer
FROM OUT OF THE BLUE, TECH SUPPORT ENGINEER RECEIVES EMAIL FROM CUSTOMER...
From: CC PANG
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:59 AM
Subject: Course information...
send your latest training courses and shedules.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER SMILES AND REPLIES
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 11:15
Subject: Re: Course information...
Dear Mr. Pang: (tagalog translation: hoy ka rin, animal kang kahayuphayupang bastos na PANGIT!)
Thank you very much for your email. (translation: p*tangama ka talaga. ang bastos bastos mo. ano palagay mo samin dito, at your beck and f#$%#cking call? na pwede mo na lang kaming tawaging hey? ha! FckU!) It is really a pleasure to receive it.(tagalog translation: huwag mo nang uulitin ito ha. next time na mang hoy ka, pupulbusin kong dibdib mo. pasalamat ka't customer side ka kundi ikakaskas kong mukha mo sa semento. namumuro ka na sakin, isa na lang.) Our Malaysian Distributor will be more than happy to provide you with more information on Training in your area. They are CC'd with this email. (tagalog translation: huwag mo akong lalapitan pag kailangan mo ng tulong. wala kang courtesy, walang galang, walang modo. etong piso, humanap ka ng ibang makakausap mo. ulul.)
Take care, (tagalog translation: kunin ka na sana ni lord)
Jay (ilocano translation: over there)
Sunday, April 20, 2003
Singapore SARS Update:
TREATED AND DISCHARGED: 104 (up 13 from 5 days ago)
IN HOSPITAL: 58 (down 3)
IN CRITICAL CONDITION: 19 (up 3)
DEAD: 14+2 (up 1)
TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES: 178 (up 11 new cases)
INDEX CASES: 7 (no change, ibig sabihin wala nang galing sa abroad na nakakahawa sa local population)
SUSPECT CASES: 87 91 (down 4)
UNDER HOME QUARANTINE: 599 (last available info from 5 days ago)
ano bang bago sa SARS sa Singapore? Mas mahigpit na ngayon. Una: Lahat ng mga suspected na in-contact with SARS patients ay may quarrantine sa bahay for 10 days. may $5,000 na multa pag lumabas ka ng bahay. Ikalawa, lahat ng mga bahay ng mga citizens na may quarrantine ay nilagyan ng close circuit TV para mabantayan kung lalabas nga o hindi. ikatlo: nilalagyan ng electronic brace ang katawang ng tao para ma-track sila by GPS.
Saturday, April 19, 2003
bumili kami ng cream puff kanina sa basement ng Takashimaya-Singapore.
kumain ako ng dalawa ngayong gabi. ang sarap man. mapapa-bwakangina ka sa sarap. tiningnan ko kung sino ang gumawa. surprise, surprise... "beard papa". isang japanse na cream puff chain.
beard papa? hehehe... kala ko, typo lang ng "bread papa". i'm sure there's a story somewhere about the name of the store, but for now... kain na lang ng kain ng cream puff. sarap man!
There are seven beings that are not Gods,
that existed before humanity dreamed of Gods,
that will exist after the last God is dead.
There are seven beings that exist because,
deep in our hearts, we know that they exist.
There are seven beings that are called the Endless.
They are, in order of age, Destiny, Death, Dream,
Destruction, Desire and Despair, and Delirium,
who was once Delight.
Friday, April 18, 2003
Singapore...Five charged with murder after gang fight
FIVE men were charged yesterday with the murder of teenager Mohamad Sadik Senin at Clarke Quay, in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The five include a 17-year-old student, Mohamad Iswan Mohamad Ismail.
The others were Saifuddin Hanifi, 27, a general worker; Mohamed Rizal Nooraini, 25, a cook; Mohamed Khairy Yusope, 23, and Mohamed Feros Kassim, 20, both unemployed.
Police are looking for 10 more people who are believed to have been involved in the incident. Mr Mohamad Sadik was found lying motionless on the ground outside Jams The Club in Clarke Quay at about 3 am on Thursday. He had been bashed on the head with a baseball bat and stabbed several times in the neck and shoulders. He died about an hour after he was taken to the Singapore General Hospital. The 18-year-old, who was due to be drafted into national service, was apparently caught in the middle of a dispute between rival gangs outside the club premises. He had been seen inside the club with his elder brother and some friends earlier. Four of the suspects were detained at the scene by police.
If convicted, the five suspects face the death penalty.
project engineer po ako. gumagawa ako ng mga program para ang mga proseso at makina sa mga planta ay tumakbo ng automatic. hehehe... alam mo, nami-miss ko rin ang pagiging involved sa mga project. in my heart of hearts, ako ay isang project engineer. from 1989 to 2001, ang tagal din. labindalawang taon akong gumagawa ng mga project sa kung saan-saang lupalop sa pilipinas. involved kadalasan from start to finish: conceptualization hanggang turn-over (from erection to resurrection - hehehe).
marami na akong napasabog na planta. power plant, brewery, gawaan ng sabon. hehehe... sabi nga ng mga matatanda sa propesyon ko: hanggang di ka nakakapag-pasabog ng planta, di ka matututo na maging isang automation and controls engineer.
masarap na mahirap ang ma-involve sa isang project team. masarap dahil isang grupo kayo na gagawa ng isang planta. doon kayo, magtatrabaho, titira, matutulog, kakain. hindi titigil hanggang hindi matapos ang project. nung time na project engineer ako, kadalasan ay sa bundok ang assignment. ang pinaka-paborito ko ay sa mt. apo. mababait ang mga tao doon, magagaling at malalakas ang loob. malamig sa bundok at sa mount apo minsan bumabagsak ang temperature below 10 deg C. sarap! hehehe.
nami-miss ko ang excitement ng commissioning. yung pag-papaandar ng mga makinerya at proseso hanggang sa maitono itong maigi at makagawa ng magandang produkto. sa mt. apo, ang produkto ay power (hindi kili-kili power ha). ang steam na galing sa ilalim ng lupa ay kinukuha, tiniitimpla at ibinubuga sa mga turbina upang gumawa ng kuryente. ang kuryente ay dadalhin sa ibaba ng kapatagan para makapag-bukas ng ilaw ang mga taga-mindanao.
madali lang naman gumawa ng electricity from geothermal steam. gagawa ka ng computer program na magsasabi kung gaano karaming steam ang papasok sa turbina. kung masyadong marami, ibubuga mo ito sa atmosphere. kung kulang, magbubukas ka ng mga valve para kumuha sa ilalim ng lupa ng steam. yung by-product ng turbina ay tubig. ibabalik mo ito sa ilalim ng lupa upang maging steam ulit. siyempre, habang ginagawa mo ito, kailangan ay constant ang pressure para hindi pumutok ang mga tubo. kailangan constant ang level ng tubig para hindi masira ang mga turbina. kailangan ding bantayan mo ang lahat ng mga process upset para hindi ito makapag shutdown ng power plant.
ang problema siyempre, lahat itong mga prosesong ito ay magkakarugtong at kung pumalya ang isa, malamang ay papalya lahat. pag pumalyang lahat - walang kili-kili power. sa isang oras na hindi tumakbo ang planta, milyon milyon ang mawawala. pag tumigil ang planta dahil sa maling program - bagsak ang bataan. go home and plant camote.
ito ang excitement na hinahanap ko... ang pagprogram at pagtimpla ng mga proseso hanggang sa dumating ang oras na completely operational na ang planta. ang nerbiyos sa pag program dahil alam mong delikado ang epekto pag mali ang code.
itigil na kasi ang puñetang guerra na yan eh. marami lang mamamatay, maraming masasaktan. pag nanonood ka ng news, napaka sanitized ng pagpapakita ng conflict. nakangiti pa nga ang mga newscaster pag binabalita nilang nagsimula nang mambomba ang mga amerikano. di nila alam kung gaano kahirap masaktan, kung anong ibig sabihin ng namatayan ng mahal sa buhay.
once you put yourself in the shoes on those being invaded, you'd think twice about starting a conflict. madaling umpishan ang gulo, mahirap itong tapusin. kahit anong hight tech pa ng mga ginagamit na mga weapons, mayron pa ring mga mamamatay na nga innocenteng civilians... marami pa ring mauulila.
Singapore Woman Linked to 100 SARS Cases
SINGAPORE - Esther Mok went to Hong Kong to shop but came home carrying a deadly flu-like virus that has since spread to more than 100 people in Singapore and killed both of her parents and her pastor.
Miraculously, she has survived.
Mok, a 26-year-old former flight attendant, was one of three original cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, to emerge in Singapore early last month.
Mok was very sick - and very contagious - when admitted to a Singapore hospital on March 1, but doctors had no idea that she was suffering from the strange form of pneumonia that had already killed dozens in China.
She had regular visits from her family and members of her church - all oblivious to the fact that they were exposing themselves to SARS.
Her father, mother and pastor have since died of SARS. Her uncle is in intensive care battling the illness. Mok's grandmother and brother are also sick but in stable condition.
In fact, all but a handful of the 118 reported cases in Singapore have been traced to Mok, and health officials have dubbed her a SARS "super spreader."
Two other Singaporean women also traveled to Hong Kong in February and developed SARS after exposure to a Chinese doctor, Liu Jianjun, while staying at the Metropole Hotel. They have not infected others, the health ministry said.
"Esther Mok infected the whole lot of us," health minister Lim Hng Kiang said at a recent press conference.
Two other so-called super spreaders, Canadian Kwan Siu-Chiu and American Chinese businessman Johnny Chen, fell ill after a stay at the Metropole hotel and have helped spread the illness around the world. Unlike Mok, both died.
"We don't know why some people are able to spread it so easily and some don't," said Chew Suok Kai, health ministry's director of epidemiology and disease control.
Experts from Atlanta's Centers for Disease Control will be in Singapore later this week to further analyze data from SARS patients here in a bid to find out how the "super spreader" phenomenon works, Chew said.
"There are so many things we want to know about this disease but don't know yet. One of the key things we are working on is how the super-spreader spreads," said Chew.
Mok herself has recovered and could be released from a hospital, but authorities are reluctant to let her go, fearing the media frenzy that is likely to greet her.
Like "Typhoid" Mary Mallon, who famously infected dozens of people in the New York area in the early 1900s and was forced by the government to live alone on an island, Mok is living her own modern-day exile in a hospital room networked with televisions and telephones.
Mok's quarantine prevented her from attending the memorial services of her parents, Joseph and Helen, but she has not been alone. Mok's sister, Rebekah, has taken a leave of absence to be with her, said Pastor Humphrey Choe of the family's church, the Faith Assemblies of God.
"We are all praying for her and for everyone involved," said Choe, adding that the church has rallied around Mok.
Since this island nation of 4 million people first reported its SARS outbreak a month ago, it has quarantined about 1,000 people, ordering them to stay home for 10 days or risk prosecution. Nine people have died and 118 have been reported to have the illness.
"I feel sorry for her but you might wonder whether Singapore would be so badly affected had she not been in the wrong place at the wrong time," said deliveryman Gary Sivalingam.
SARS has killed over 100 and sickened over 2,600 worldwide, mostly in Asia.
ang dahilan kung bakit di ako makaalis basta-basta ng singapore.... bwakanginangyan
SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (SARS)
AND FOREIGN MANPOWER RELATED ISSUES
STATEMENT BY DR LEE BOON YANG
MINISTER FOR MANPOWER
As part of Government’s measures to contain SARS in Singapore, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will take precautionary measures against the importation of SARS through the arrival of new foreign workers and against a possible outbreak of SARS among the foreign worker population in Singapore. It is important that despite the outbreak of SARS, life and economic activities must continue with some adjustments to deal with this new threat.
To enable work and business to continue and to safeguard Singaporeans and foreign workers, we will introduce new requirements:
Quarantine for 10 days all new Work Permit holders and Employment Pass holders entering Singapore from SARS-affected countries to prevent the import of new SARS cases and the spread of SARS at the workplace;
Existing Work Permit holders and Employment Q-pass holders who visit SARS-affected countries will be subject to the same quarantine on their return to Singapore; and
Take proactive measures to strengthen awareness of SARS and its prevention among employers of foreign workers and foreign workers.
Entry of Foreign Workers from SARS-Affected Countries
With effect on 11 April 2003, the MOM will impose a 10-day quarantine on all Work Permit holders and Employment Pass holders entering Singapore from the WHO list of SARS-affected countries. This measure will minimise the risk of imported cases causing a SARS outbreak at their workplace.
Work Permit holders will be quarantined at facilities that Government will provide. Employment Pass holders may be quarantined at their homes here or suitable residential accommodation pre-arranged by their employers.
For work permit holders, we would advise all employers against bringing in foreign workers from the WHO list of SARS-affected countries as far as practicable until the situation in these countries improves. We encourage employers to consider engaging Singaporean workers or workers from other countries instead. Notwithstanding this, some companies may still need to bring in workers from these countries for business reasons. These foreign workers will be quarantined for 10 days at their employers’ expense before a work pass is issued for them to start work. Companies that do not wish to comply with the quarantine requirement will not be allowed to bring in workers from SARS-affected countries.
We strongly urge employers not to send their foreign workers back on home leave or send any of their workers for work assignments or training in SARS-affected countries. We also urge employers to temporarily hold back rotation of the staff in Singapore with those from SARS-affected countries. The MOM will cancel the work permits of existing foreign workers if they leave Singapore for any of these affected countries. Employers will have to make fresh work permit applications for these workers and they will be subject to the 10-day quarantine on entering Singapore.
We all have to exercise social responsibility to prevent the spread of SARS in Singapore and at the workplace. Employers and workers have an integral role to play in preventing the outbreak of SARS at the workplace. MOM has worked with MOH to prepare advisories to employers of foreign workers as well as foreign workers to instruct them on precautionary measures they can take to safeguard themselves and prevent the spread of SARS. The advisories will be available in English, Mandarin, Tamil, and Malay as well as in the languages of the foreign workers. These advisories will be issued shortly.
MOM has also started discussions with the industry associations for sectors employing large numbers of foreign workers to plan and coordinate action to be taken in the event of an outbreak at the workplace.
The advisories issued to employers of foreign workers is in conjunction with the general advisory that the Ministerial Committee on SARS will be putting out to all employers on steps to take in preventing and containing outbreaks in the workplace, as well as on recommended employment practices.
This Ministry appreciates that such moves will represent a cost to businesses. We will work closely with other agencies including JTC to keep costs down as far as possible. We have consulted a number of employers of foreign workers from SARS-affected countries. In view of the seriousness of the situation, they support the move to impose quarantine on all foreign workers arriving in Singapore from SARS-affected countries. To assist employers during this difficult time, MOM will exercise flexibility in renewing or extending work passes of existing workers of similar nationalities beyond the usual maximum period of stay. This would reduce the need for new foreign workers from the SARS-affected countries. The other work permit conditions will apply to renewal or extension.
We are facing an unprecedented situation. We are dealing with a serious unseen threat. By working together in tackling SARS, we will enable life and businesses to continue with measures to safeguard our workers and citizens.
kd lang talks about her song, "summer fling" and her CD, "Invincible Summer":
"Summerfling" - "This is really the core of the record thematically. It gets to the heart of what I was trying to express. If I had to explain it, I'd say it's about how being in love makes you feel like it's summer all the time. This was the second song I wrote for the album and, although I worked out some of the imagery and the vocabulary in my mind beforehand, everything really came together with this song."
favorite text joke...galing sa Ate Sienna's Pansitan
LEts pAuse 4 a wHile & prAy 4d sOul f ur bEloVed cO-texTer wHo rcEntLy paSsed aWay...dHil aNg P_tAnG_nA!!!nHulog s bUboNg s kkhAnap ng siGnal!!!
that arrogant australian prime minister...Howard's statement, made in reply to a television interviewer's question citing a possible strike on Australia launched from a "neighboring country," drew a sharp reaction from:
3. the Philippines
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said any pre-emptive Australian strike on Malaysian territory would be considered an act of war on the government and the country.
Political opponents at home accused Howard of damaging Australia's reputation in Southeast Asia at a time he should be building security alliances with neighboring states.
They also said he was making the country a target for terrorists.
Writing in Tuesday's edition of The Australian, Anthony Bergin of the Australian Defense Studies Centre and Hugh Smith of the Australian Defense Force Academy argued that pre-emption should only arise as an option when cooperation between governments to prevent terrorism has failed, and no other viable option exists.
Thursday, April 17, 2003
kagabi, para makatulog, pinanood ko ang "scorpio nights 2". ayos, after 10 minutes tulog ako! mga kwento ni peque gallaga, habang tumatagal, paantok ng paantok.
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
mahirap itong bagong suot kong boxer shorts... masakit pag umuupo, lumalabas ang di dapat lumabas at na-iipit ang betlog ko.
Singapore SARS Update:
TREATED AND DISCHARGED: 91 (up 7 from 2 days ago)
IN HOSPITAL: 61 (down 1)
IN CRITICAL CONDITION: 16 (down 2 - namatay)
DEAD: 13+2pending post mortem (up 5)
TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES: 167 (up 9 new cases)
INDEX CASES: 7 (no change, ibig sabihin wala nang galing sa abroad na nakakahawa sa local population)
SUSPECT CASES: 91 (up 19)
UNDER HOME QUARANTINE: 599 (down 17)
bwakangnangyan... mayron pa rin.
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
ganito bang gusto mong mangyari sa blogger mo? kung ito nga. gamitin mo yung box.gif na pinadala ko sa email. may kopya rin si jet nitong sulat. kung di mo matanggap, hingin mo sa kanya. oks.
Monday, April 14, 2003
Sunday, April 13, 2003
song lines i wish i wrote...
"You will seek me and you'll find me In the wasteland of your mind"
"For all eternity I think I will remember That icy wind that's howling in your eye."
"In your teardrops, I can see my own reflection"
bob dylan wrote it. great lines no?
kanina sa banyo, muntik ko nang lagyan ng toothpaste ang pangahit ko. kung nagkataon sana, sugat-sugat ang gilagid ko.