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Sound Bites. 20071130

trilly really has to get his noggins checked fast. me thinks he is on to something, perhaps snorting tear gas made him think he is part hero part snake, err that is kamandag on tv. on the other hand, his actions do resemble that of a devious snake. i can literally see the forked tongue slither in and out of his lips... hsss hssss....

i don't know if i am suppoed to burst out in laughter every time i hear a quotable quote on tv from any of the miembro de teatro in this comedy. trilly really has to rethink his strategy, posh hotel (oakwood) + call for support (zilch) = failed coup attempt. he just repeated his formula: posh hotel (the pen) + call for support (pwede pa text...) = laughing stock of the country.

bibeth orteza was quoted to have said (with matching hysterics and directions from carlito to turn and pose for the camera) "I want to die a meaningful death!" - aktibistang sosyal eto, sa Pen pa nag drama, para syang pangit na version ni mariel sa pinoy big brother (e.…

Hero Syndrome

Yesterday, Trillanes held the country hostage once again to try and justify the means to his ends. His arrogance knows no bounds as he proclaimed that the Filipino people support his cause. Although it is true that the Filipino people is wary of the string of scandals that continue to hit our current administration, an overwhelming majority of the people don’t condone nor approve of his theatrics and methods that placed innocent lives in danger; majority of us still believe in the rule of LAW.

As if this is not enough, some senators, media, church personalities, old trapos and other cause oriented groups joined the circus to give their own two cents worth of unsolicited advice. I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Leah Navarro (Black and White Movement) proclaim on national television that these people (Trillanes et. al.) have the right to express themselves in the way they believe is right. Navarro is a perfect testament to the statement that wisdom does not come with age. Bishop L…

...of idiots and their fingers

"fingering" has taken a completely different meaning with filipinos and their mobile phones. earlier, i almost busted an artery as i stopped myself from running over a motorist driving his motorcycle ever so slowly along a major road.

i originally assumed he was just being overly cautious but when i passed by, i saw him holding a mobile phone busily texting with one hand as he balanced his fat ass on his motorcyle. I blared my horn so loudly he swerved and the cars following my trail did the same. i believe that guy just took idiocy to stratospheric levels and should be banned from public roads.

i was so sorely tempted to get my mobile phone out and take a snap so i can post his face along with this blog, then again, that would make me as stupid as that fellow. as idiotic as the police officer i saw riding his motorbike without a helmet. wearing helmets have a purpose, to protect your noggins just in case you get knocked off your bike. it's not the same as not wearing co…

Missing Vision

have you ever noticed that the bigger company gets, the more pretentious the so called mission and vision statements they have? add to that a kilometric list of core values? i just got off a chat with a former staff who is reviewing a possible employer's mission vision and core values in preparation for a possible job interview.

i've worked for a number of multinational companies and some of them do live up to their mission vision statement or have a definitive process in place to try and measure if they are living up to their ideals. on the other hand, the real measure is in the execution.

sadly, some companies should be executed for grossly violating their own mission vision, perhaps they should rename it to Missing Vision. just a reminder for some people not to make representations on MY behalf - the results can be disastrous.

Japanese Spitz

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i've always liked the japanese yakuza tattooed look. i like the "look" part but dread the tattoo part as it involves needles. so what's the next best thing? get some photoshop tools and do overlays of tattoo patterns that can be found all over the web. voila, insant tattoo.

why japanese? many many moons ago i was assigned to do some work in tokyo japan and for some reason, the locals mentioned that i looked like a famous japanese actor of ainu descent. i hope they weren't referring to the kabuki actors, i don't look good in make up or drag.

ugh.

they can't believe i don't have some japanese blood running through my veins and i usually tell them i am half japanese, half spitz.

growl.

Splitsville - Redux

"Just one itty bit input, I have found someone else who I love, but I'm not leaving [wife] for her. Rather I'm leaving [wife] despite of her. Mi amigo, aside from that, the article wouldn't be so dramatic though, but I appreciate the friendship and understanding."

-- got this from my friend who wanted to have this "distinction" done as to the motive behind the decision to do the splitsville dance.

Splitsville

"rendering overtime will not significantly increase your bottomline margins. if you take a look at this data... kuya, am calling off my engagement."

you know how yahoo messenger windows happen to pop up in the middle of something? what's more interesting is that you're in between breaths extolling financial management to a group of senior managers and you get this message.

"uh... that is the cost of long distance love affairs."

that got me some laughter - which is a good thing but it made me think about one of my dearest friends based in san francisco. it was just a matter of time but i knew it was coming. i had a two year relationship with someone based in the US and in the two years we were "together", we were only physically together for three weeks. suffice to say that relationship ended as a footnote in my life.

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mc donald's, munching on fried chicken while lending a sympathetic ear to another friend. "pare, am leaving my wife…

Jekyll and Hayden

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you've probably heard enough of vicky belo but not of her 25 year old boy toy Hayden. in an excerpt from a YES interview, he was quoted to have said:

"i learned number one, from Jesus Christ, and i learned from the hindu god Shiva. and i learned from Einstein. The fibers of their being are now running thru my fibers. They are inside me, and any time you want their intelligence it will come to me at the snap of a finger. if i want the intelligence of Einstein today, right this moment it will come to me."

i didn't know this happens when you had too much work done on you.

honestly though, i thought that vicky belo only did cosmetic surgery with matching pedicure, manicure and hair extensions. i didn't know brain surgery was part of her services, though the one she did with hayden somehow went terribly, terribly wrong.

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got this as part of a text message from a friend.

sunday keys

story goes that alma moreno went to mc donalds and ordered adobo burger with cheese. she was promptly informed that mec donalds doesn't serve adobo as part of their menu. she of course insisted and sang the jingle of their commercial... "adobo-dobo chess chess, barger barger fleas fleas.."

uh, she must have been the voice coach of flash-in-the-pan-ty sexy dumb star alyssa alano who massacred the song "kiss me" with her own version - "keys me".

speaking of killing the english language, melanie marquez must have been a mass murderer with a number of quotable quotes that rivaled the vocabulary and depth of another english serial killer: erap estrada.

melanie was invited to a tv show where she was asked if she really said "you are barking at the wrong dog!" to which she promptly answered: "hello, kay alma moreno kaya yun." and before the hosts could stop themselves from falling off the chair, she quickly added "it's not my proble…

psychedelic perceptions

opinions, facts and perceptions have entirely different meanings yet people have a tendency to use and abuse these words.

there was a lot of buzz when faelnar (aka barangay captain of guadalupe) was asked by tommy to step down as ABC president to give way to someone presumably younger and more dynamic to lead the association of barangay captains. the public perception is that tommy is fed up with faelnar's antics and questionable activities.

my partner and i got to talk about this one and there was a lot of discussion about faelnar as a corrupt poitician. i admit i've heard that allegation previously and truth to be told, i hated the way faelnar looked in his campaign poster. that is an opinion, but that's not the point. my partner was so passionate about lumping faelnar as a corrupt politician and i sat listening and nodding my head.

during a slight pause of heated proclamation of disgust against this personality, i butted in - yeah i heard he is really corrupt but do you kn…

Textmate - Mr. Nat. N. Terested

i get really annoyed with anoymous text messages. on the other hand, you are tempted to answer specially if you use the phone for business and it might be a potential client/customer and what have you.

a couple of days back i got a message that said "hi! how have you been? haven't heard from you in a long while."

i suppose that it was someone i kept some form of communication a while back and am pretty sure it wasn't an ex. i answered: "am doing pretty ok, sorry i don't have your number as i had to reprogram my unit sometime ago. may i know who this is?"

yeah yeah, lame excuse but we filipinos just hate to be blunt and ask "who is this?"

"this is kath from cavite, may i know your name as well?"

putcha, there goes my piso. errr. i forgot, was using my sun cellular phone so texting is free. it doesn't matter, i've lost some valuable time fiddling with my phone when i could have fiddled with something else.

i quickly answered, "I…

Art Abstractions

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Picasso may not be the best artist to commission a portrait of oneself. Unless you are Chuckie (Child's Play 1988), Chaka Doll (Kakabakaboo), Michael Jackson (Thriller) and anything would be better than your face.

That aside, the National Press Club of the Philippines recently commissioned a work from the Neo-Angono Artist Collective (NAAC) for a mural that is supposed to depict press freedom. The issue came up when the artwork was recently unveiled with some noticeable changes to the painting.

At this point, NAAC complained that censorship was the root cause of the alterations (click on the link to view the changes) so as not to "embarass" President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) when she unvelied the mural in a ceremony held at the office of the NPC. The mural is supposed to be 8 X 32 feet and I had an image of PGMA who stands barely less than 5 feet (add two or three inches for heels) on tip toes trying to remove the covers of the mural.

So much has been said about this …

Binay For President?

Binay for president? This guy believes too much to his own Press Release. If there’s anyone to give credit it should be the Ayala (aka AYALA AVENUE) family and Sy (AKA S.M.) who built the foundation of the premiere business district in Metro Manila.

Running the country is different from managing Makati where literally,everything is handed to the mayor on a plate - a golden plate.

Let him try to manage Mindanao where a lot of people don't even have food to eat off a plate, where eating is an uncertain event. I suspect that he has never been to the real Mindanao (Sulu, Tawi Tawi, Zamboanga) except for Davao.

The business leaders of Makati must be smiling with gritted teeth at this presumptuous boast.

Let Binay come to the Visayas or Mindanao and the real people (aka masses) would be more likely to say: Binay who?

Dumbledore is Gay

Harry Potter fans had mixed emotions when J.K. Rowling casually mentioned that Dumbledore is gay after a young fan asked if Dumbledore ever found "true love". me thinks she got inspired by Ian McKellen who is gay and played the part of the White Queen err, Gandalf.

to the constantly pessimistic critic, both characters loved to run around with boys, young boys. to quote another blogger: "Great, another old queen".

It would probably be a different story if Rowling and Tolkien made the characters of Sirius the Black or Boromir gay. They do make the perfect candidates, both are loveless and had some sort of infatuation for another man (Sirius Black is the closest friend of James, father of Harry Potter whereas Boromir has a love hate relationship with Aragorn and loves to chase around small young boys - aka Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin)

either way, the declaration that Dumbledore is gay gives an entirely diferent color to his relationship with Grindelwald (read the last b…

People Are Talking About - 2007.11.04

Glorietta Blast Caused by Gas - PNP: ok, someone's gotta admit to eating a hell lot of beans. binay - prove it, ayala - terrorist did it, pnp - bomb star, err gas leak did it. someone forgot to note that if it was a terrorist act you would have heard a lot of press release from the group by now - just ask bin laden. dear ate glow...

Erap Pardoned by GMA : you are forgiven for a sin you've never committed. Erap due for a Saintly promotion by Cardinal Vidal - just in time for All Saints.

Boy and Kris Losing to Sis : showbiz news, Boy and Kris is getting a beating with competitor Sis that they decided to reformat the show and have Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby to host the new show also titled SIS. Ah... this is just a joke, leche baka ma lolit solis ako nito.

Witnesses place Milby at a posh hair salon in the Ortigas area during the time that Solis claims he saw him with Pascual: I didn't know Solis is a male - Solis claims he saw, workers from the salon were allegedly quoted that …

American Accent

For everyone who is so hung up on getting the correct American Accent, here's something special for all Call Center wannabee american-sounding-pinoy:

they should have gotten these actors some lessons in pinoy accent, pak shet talaga.

Play Ball

Darn, I'm never going to be able to watch professional sports in the same way again. he he he :)

Barangay Peste

October 31, 2007 - eve of all souls day celebration

what do you do when you see a sign along the road that says "no stopping anytime"? you stop, put your lights to hazard and quickly dash off to the flower shop and grab your bunch meant for the dead. they could just as easily have saved it for themselves as i had the strongest urge to run them over.

just as strange, there are more policemen standing around in the area where even a traffic enforcer can't be found. guess what, they're not doing a single thing to apprehend the violators.

i can hear the background music from martin nievera play "flowers for you, in this lovely evening..." except that i suspect these policemen receive more than flowers from the vendors. on hindsight, that's not the perfect song as it is the eve before all saints day. somehow, flowers for you sound uh... morbid.

i spied the policemen loitering around and not doing a single thing to apprehend the private cars. i suspect these guys…