Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I get to sit on a pristine throne multiple times
Damn! I finally got a leave today and LBM visited my damned digestive system. Of all the sickness existing, why would it be LBM?!? I really hate returning to the comfort room more than once just to discharge my body fluids. Just last night I had trouble sleeping because every 2 hours my stomach would turn up and I had to sit on the throne just to release these gases and all that water.

The culprit: Fruit Magic's Cold Defender (Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Carrot Juice). Ugh... For solutions I resorted to Diatabs (loperamide) and Oral Hydrite -- I'm becoming dehydrated. However, neither of the two helped. I would ingest Diatabs later to find out that it will be included in my next discharge. Oral Hydrite, on the other hand, did nothing but increase my discharges.

I was so afraid to go to work tomorrow if ever this digestive activity continues so I had to do something to calm down my stomach. Fortunately, my LBM died down this afternoon all because I drank a certain liquid.

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My savior: Good ol' Coca-Cola.

Just one glass and it worked like magic. Never thought that sugar-spiked, carbonated liquid could do the job. I'm trying to pull-out any kind of soft-drinks from my diet but every time LBM visits, I'll make it as an exception.


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Monday, May 14, 2007
The Sheer Joy of Being Partial
The only constant thing in the world is change... and Philippines Politics.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usExercising suffrage hasn't really changed that much in the Philippines. It seems that the stains of dirty politics can never be removed from elections. Vote buying, death threats, gun fights, 'dagdag-bawas' and the like will be ever present in Philippine elections. I know, maybe even in other countries it may be much worse. However, does the Filipino people grow tired of the repetitive tainted process? As I see it politics here in the Philippines is no longer politics but business. How many political dynasties do we have in the Political arena? For a first time voter, I couldn't keep my hopes high for our leaders -- well except for a few ones.

It's quite funny that Philippine Politics had been called a sort of 'Circus', 'Telenovela' and 'Showbiz' but never Politics per se.

This [insert structure here] is a project of [insert politician name].

Every time a politician completes a project, let's say a new school, housing or additional employee benefits, do they really have to plaster their names on such projects? I mean it's more likely they didn't use their own money for it and more likely most of the budget went into their own pockets. Then come election time they smack their so-called 'projects' in your faces. Well, it's all up to the people if they will be in 'awe' of such projects or rather some might think: 'The hell! it's their job!'.

But wait there's more! If you vote for me, you'll get this brand new palanggana!

People had become much smarter this election period. I think with the help of the media, people shun away from such vote-buying and threats. In slum areas and provinces it's very evident that such tactics still work but personally, do you think a mere amount (from 500 to 1,500) will justify the years you'll suffer under someone's elected term? Fortunately here in my baranggay I didn't came across such magic envelopes.

Yo' I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want... to be a politician but I'm a star.

The PNP said that this election has been 'generally peaceful' -- Oh really?! Anyway, let's just tune into our boob-tubes and expect the expected fiasco on counting and canvassing that will lead to such events such as 'Ang mga balota sa buhay ni [insert aspiring politician]' or 'Bilang na ang mga balota mo'.

Anyway, we still have this coming Presidential Elections and I've been hearing rumors that a certain someone will run for president. Do you have any idea who that is? Here are some clues: February flower, Richard Gomez and aspiring senator Sonia Roco.

If ever this rumor is true then expect a very colorful, dramatic and thought-provoking presidential elections that is fit for the Famas awards. teehee

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Sunday, May 13, 2007
The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world
Happy mother's day to all mothers out there! It's quite a tiring day for me today. My aunt organized a clan reunion at one of my lola's house to celebrate mother's day. Almost all of my cousins and their parents came and they brought food for all. Some of my cousin's aged 4, 5 and 6 gave out cards to their aunts, which includes one of my mom. Below are some shots of the card.

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funny yet there's the "awwwwwwwwwwww..." feeling. It's the thought that counts right? So I thought of fattening up my mother and gave her a whole peanut butter and chocolate mousse cake as my present. teehee

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Saturday, May 12, 2007
Shhhh... Hear that?! Ruuuuuuun!

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Friday, May 11, 2007
You could go with this, You could go with that.
The past weeks had been very busy for me. There's been a lot of things that keeping me from using the PC at home nowadays. Well, except for the fact that my work requires me to sit infront of a computer for more than eight hours, I've been busying myself with certain distractions.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us1. Heroes. I've been reading a lot of articles about this TV series on Digg.com. Actually, I'm not a fan of TV series because of my short attention span or maybe because I can't stand the 'to be continued' moments of such shows. However, since the descriptions and the hype got me interested (Heroes: Ordinary people discovering they have extra-ordinary powers), I bought one of those DVD compilations from one of the 'manangs' and 'manongs' from the sidewalk *wink* *wink*. hmmm.. I'm going to enjoy episode 5 tonight and download every Graphic Novel from the NBC site. yum!

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us2. God of War II. "I am the God of War! I shall make you suffer" says Kratos as he summons Poseidon's Rage to fry the enemies to bits. GoWII is one of those ps2 games that pushed the console to the limits because of its stunning graphics and awesome gameplay. What I liked about the game is that it featured lots of creatures and characters from the Greek Mythology and squeezed them all into a very engaging story. Overall GoWII is like watching a movie wherein you control the main character. This game should've been included in my 'pwnd games list' days after I bought it, unfortunately the copy that I got is glitchy and I wasn't able to move on with the game. Just recently, I bought another copy from Greenhills wherein the seller said it was the 'full version' of the game.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 3. Nintendo DS' Cake Mania and Diner Dash. Cake Mania and Diner Dash has already been available for download from the internet. It was just ported for the Nintendo DS. One thing that I can say about this games is that they are LIFE DESTROYERS! Both games are addictive, time-wasters and sleep robbers! Stay away from these games! [I think I'll have another round before I go to bed. heehee.]

4. Movies. Ahhh... one of my favorite things. I'll have a separate post about this.

5. Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Got this book from a colleague last December in an exchange gift. Basically it's a book on financial savings and the sort. I got past the first two chapters but when the book started to introduce terms like assests, liabilities, income and expenses, my eyes became blurry and images of highschool accounting and spreadsheets flashed right in front of me... *shivers*. I'll reread it again and hopefully I can finish it because I still have this '7 habits of Highly Effective People' that I got from my manager.

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Sunday, May 06, 2007
Days fly by like a speeding bullet train
Hmmm... I'm already sleepy so I'll just post some pictures of what has happened to me since the Lenten Season up to now.

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To summarize in a bunch of words: Roro, Batangas Pier, Mindoro, Victory Liner, Bolinao, Pangasinan, Sta. Monica, Don Galo Feast, Pancake, Heroes, Odds, Tribulations.

See ya!


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