Thursday, August 14, 2008

Philippine All Stars - World Hip Hop Champions

You have to watch this. You have to.

I have never been so damn impressed in my life.

Visit their story at - let their story inspire you.

Spread the word!

Philippine All Stars - I am a believer.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

My mother passed away this morning - 4:23am.

Please pray for her soul.

I love you mommy. I'm sorry. I love you mommy.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

What's your favorite time of day?

Woke up at 5am today. After watching an episode of House on AXN. I decided to go down to the kitchen and hitch myself up with breakfast since the helpers weren't due in the house until 8am. My usual breakfast partner, my older sister Rhea, was at the beach with her officemates and wouldn't be home by evening. I always remember my sister when it's time for breakfast since it is her favorite meal of the day.

I took a quick peek at the family room where my mom and pamangkins were sleeping, grabbed the honey from the upstairs fridge and down the stairs I went.

I tuned in to 96.3 for some old tunes and proceeded to clean the coffeemaker. When I was satisfied with the result, I put in some coffee in the maker by the dining table and dashed to the kitchen to cook up my favorite JJ food - Ma-Ling! [To the unfamiliar JJ stands for Jolly Jeep which to the Makati worker na nagtitipid is fine dining ;)] I fried an egg, and whipped up some honey mustard sauce for my Ma-Ling. I then chopped up some garlic, mashed the night-before rice and fried them. Didn't put in too much salt since the meat was salty enough. I fixed the table and sat down for a hearty breakfast.
As I was reading the paper, I realized how quiet the house was at this time. It was nearly 7:00 am but the road was clear, the sun just making its presence felt, weather was still a a little cold. Many people think I'm this party animal always looking for a great night out and I sort of believed I was just that. However when I was at our dining table this morning, gazing at the glass doors out to the veranda - I realized I love mornings.
I just wanted to share the realization with everyone - I love mornings!

Monday, April 07, 2008

PS1 on my PSP

Finally! Finally! I've converted my PS1 games to play on my PSP! I'm so happy! I missed Crash Bandicoot, IQ, Bust-A-Groove! OMG. Hehe.

I searched and searched and I saw a great tutorial in YouTube. Excellent! Now I'm converting PS2 games! Woohoo!

This particular tutorial is in 3 parts - I like it better than the other videos because 'jonny' shows you what happens after and what happens during downloading stuff. There are other videos about it. To each his own, I guess.

But go on, convert everything! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

ABSURD: ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous

2 months into the year... and I'm already tired. I'm worn out and I want to pack up and leave. I can. But I'm trying to be logical and practical. At this point it's the wisest thing to do.

I've been in the call center industry for almost 5 years now- a year and a half with Operations and the past 3 years with Quality. I've gained skills, experiences, and competencies I know I may not have learned were I employed elsewhere. I'm proud of the nature of my work and, sometimes when I feel like handing over my resignation, I think of how lucky I am to have a job which I like.

I'm paid well, you see. If you compare it with the common folk, it's fine. But if you put the paycheck beside the list of tasks we are given - tasks that should be done by Operations, you'll see where my gripe comes from.

Ang Quality hindi sekretarya ng Operations. Hindi kami utusan.

I do not see the point of me accomplishing a task which is deemed necessary by Operations and the Client - yet they do not own the result of my work.

Pag hindi sumusunod - kulang ang ginawa ng QA. Pag sumunod - ang galing Operations.

We do not have to sanction reps if they are required to follow something which is part of their scorecard. Sanctioning will not curb the intent/action - it's the same as giving negative criticism - it doesn't work.

What works is Positive reinforcement by giving them a reason to follow - what's in it for them, how it will benefit them. Put whatever it is in the damn scorecard!

I'm so frustrated. Grabe yung effort ng team ko which is hardly recognized by the people who are too blinded by their narrow-mindedness.

Kulang ang mga mura sa bokabularyo ko mura para mailabas ko ang sama ng loob ko.

It has come to a point where everything is too absurd for tears.

Monday, February 04, 2008


Nuod tayo!!!

I so love Will Smith. Were you guys able to watch 'I Am Legend'?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Start 2008 With A Bang.

Do you know how it feels to be gossiped about?
Do you know how it feels to be mocked?

Well I do. And it makes me regret that I was honest and bold enough to do what I did. But I also know that I can not control what another person feels or what he will do with the knowledge handed to him. You just hope he is responsible enough, sensitive enough to know what a man should do in cases like, er, this... mine... whatever.

I know I shouldn't feel this way. I feel tricked.

I'm being vague. Let's just say I came out into the open. The acknowledgment was there. I just have this feeling he couldn't keep his mouth shut.

Gustong-gusto ko pa naman siya.

What a way to start my 2008.

Thank you, Nickelback, for making me laugh.