blog ng sira ulo, reglatic, tinotoyo, galit, walang pakialam sa kung anong sasabihin ng ibang tao.

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 - Meet the inventor of 'CtrlAltDelete'

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

Hi Catherine.

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.

Take care,

Hi Ester!

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

New Year's Eve revelry 'generally peaceful'