Thursday, December 28, 2006

i'm a pig
Pig personality traits

Intellectually curious, honest and tolerant, those born in the Year of the Pig can be relied upon for their loyalty and often make true friends for life.

Like the knights of old, Pigs are often highly regarded for their chilvary and pureness of heart, and will often sacrifice their own well-being for the greater good.

The Pig can be very naive, however, and may easily fall victim to the unscrupulous who take advantage of their idealistic nature - as Pigs see everyone as loyal and caring as they are. Although forced to play the fool many times, they will just as likely hold fast to the notion that everyone is at heart decent and admirable.

Stubbornly optimistic, the Pig will not tolerate those with well-meaning advice on how to be a Pig, but since they dislike quarreling and discord their anger usually cools quickly. Sometimes looked upon as a snob, the Pig just finds it right and natural to exhibit good manners whenever possible. Their main goal in life is in serving others, and no matter how difficult circumstances become the Pig will never waiver or retreat, forging ahead in the sure knowledge that all will be well.

Pig people love to read, are generally thirsty for knowledge, and not readily talkative, but if presented with an opportunity to discuss topics of interest with like-minded individuals Pigs may find themselves talking non-stop for hours!

People born in the Year of the Pig are trusted associates in whatever career they happen to choose and often shine as entertainers, social activists or politicians.

Pigs are most compatible with : Rabbit, Sheep

Famous people born in the Year of the Pig : Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Thomas Jefferson, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Mahalia Jackson, David Letterman, Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • complete chinese zodiac
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2006

    photoeroticism in singapore

    promax/bda, 07-10 november 2006

    funny shark!

  • more photoeroticism in singapore
  • Saturday, December 16, 2006

    nothing compares

    parody of sinéad o'connor's classic nothing compares 2u. very funny.

    Monday, December 04, 2006

    famous lines

    "pinapaikot mo lang ako. nagsasawa na ako. mabuti pang patayin mo na lang ako!"
    -electric fan

    "hindi lahat ng walang salawal ay bastos!"
    -winnie d' pooh

    "alam mo ba wala akong ibang hinangad kundi ang mapalapit sa iyo. pero patuloy ang pag-iwas mo."

    "hala! sige magpakasasa ka! alam ko namang katawan ko lang ang habol mo."

    "ayoko na! pag nagmamahal ako lagi na lang maraming tao ang nagagalit! wala ba akong karapatang magmahal?!?"

    "hindi lahat ng green ay masustansya."

    "hindi ko hinahangad na ipagmalaki mo na ako'y sa 'yo ayoko ko lang naman na sa harap ng maraming tao ganun mo na lang ako itanggi.."

    "sawang sawa na ako palagi nalang akong pinagpapasa- pasahan, pagod na pagod na ako."

    "you never know what you have till you lose it. and once you lose it, you can never get it back."

    "hindi lahat ng pink, kikay!"

    "ginawa ko naman lahat para sumaya ka mahirap ba talagang makontento sa isa? bakit palipat-lipat ka?

    "hindi lahat ng maasim may vitamin c"

    sige, batihin mo ako.... sigeee.....bateeeee e!!!!!!!!

    pilitin mo man na alisin ako sa buhay mo, babalik at babalik ako!

    anung kasalanan ko sayo, iniwan m nalang akong duguan...

    "wag mo na akong bilugin.."

    hindi lahat ng hinog, matamis!"

    paano tayo makakabuo kung hindi ako papatong sa iyo?

    punyetang buhay to! itlog itlog! araw-araw na lang itlog!

    "wala naman akong ginawa sa kanya! hindi na nga ako gumalaw dito. ako n nga yun ntapakan, sya pa un galit.. bakit ganun?"

    cge kalimutan mo ako para malaman ng iba ang baho mo!

    "hindi lahat ng dugo puedeng idonate"

    Thursday, November 30, 2006

    birthday countdown

    * * * 26 * * *

    i don't remember much what happened this day.

    i woke up late. i didn't do the laundry because my younger brother had washed both our clothes the night before.

    i remember playing the pc as soon as i had breakfast (breakfast food eaten during lunch). i was too tired to even watch dvd.

    oh, yeah. i got a call from cinema one as i was getting ready to go to bed around 1am. they wanted me to change some things in the music video / obb that they be showing at the beginning of the award ceremonies. i worked on it for some days. and now i have to change it.

    (sometimes it can be very disappointing to work hard on something, feel relieved when you're done, only to be told later on that you will have to change it :0(

    anyways, i finished the revision they wanted. and went to the place where the awarding would be held. it was at the teatrino in greenhills.

    while waiting for my friend, i went to a mcdonalds and had super late lunch. (maybe if i didn't have to take medicine every so often, i wouldn't even remember eating.)

    the program was very short. we were invited to the post-awards party at bizu. but there were a lot of people. we decided to go somewhere else.

    oh, yeah! now i remember--we went to cafe ysabel in san juan. now that was really fantastic. it's a great resto, great place and great food. and great compensation for all the hardships, heartbreaks and disappointments that happened days before.

    we went home around midnight.

    as usual, i played diablo2 before i hit the sack.

    Tuesday, November 28, 2006

    birthday countdown

    * * * 27 * * *

    november 25, it was a saturday. it had been the third night in a row that i stayed overnight at work. still editing stuff.

    aside from the usual plugs, i was also producing / editing the music video that would be shown at the start of the cinema one originals 2006 awarding ceremonies on sunday, november 26, at the teatrino in greenhills. it was almost 5 minutes long. i loved doing it. i just wish i had more time.

    i was almost finished around 5am. but i was soooo sleepy. i decided to just leave it and sleep for a couple of hours.

    it was already 7:30am when i woke up. i thought i could finish it in less than an hour. but when i went back to the editing bay, the g5 i had been using conked out.

    some luck.

    (i think this thread is very pathetic. all i rant about is work. blah blah blah. i don't think this is still healthy. work is taking too much of my time. i love my work, yes, but i don't think it should be central in my life. oh, well. hopefully, this is just a phase. although, it's good to be focused. but, offhand, i think i like it better when i'm interested in a lot of different things all at the same time.)

    i just turned off the editing machine. and went home. i was thinking of letting it rest for a while, and have some, too, myself.

    i was planning of going back to the office by lunchtime, finish that music video, then meet my office friends and go to quiapo at 2:30pm.

    i overslept. i got to the office at 3pm. everybody was already waiting for me. and they waited for me even longer until i finished the music video. left for quiapo around 4pm.

    now, quiapo was a different story altogether. i bought several dvd's from my suki, all hollywood and mostly current titles. went to a different stall, a newer one. bought some animations.

    (i love animations. i don't necessarily watch them right away--although i'm sure i'd watch them. i just love the thought of having them within reach. i love their being young, happy and innocent. it's like nothing goes wrong. or if anything does, they can be resolved right away. being good pays, evil gets punished, and everyone is happy in the end.)

    and here's the best part: as i was exiting to meet my friends outside, i passed by another stall. they had these imported dvd's--those in hard cardboards, instead of plastic boxes. they were usually more expensive. but i got them for the same price!

    and they were classics.

    some of the titles i got: cleopatra (2 dvd's), shining through, the abyss, thelma & louise, pretty baby, the graduate, etc.

    by this time, i was already feeling sooooo rewarded.

    had dinner at a nearby chowking outlet. (it smelled really bad inside. they cleaned the floor using really dirty and smelly mops. but i was too sleepy, tired, hungry--and too ecstatic--to care.

    we all went back to quezon city afterwards for a couple of drinks.

    (those who know i shouldn't be drinking alcohol--and care enough--rest assured that i only had 3 glasses of buko shake. honestly, since i stopped drinking about 5 or 6 months ago, i must've already tried all kinds of fruit shakes.)

    got home after midnight satisfied with what i accomplished that week, excited about sleeping on my bed again after a long time, and sporting (excuse my analogy) a huge hardon just thinking about putting my new dvd's into my player.
    birthday countdown

    * * * 28 * * *

    i don't want to whine. but it's already tuesday. actually, it's almost wednesday. i'm doing a countdown on MY birthday and i can't even be consistent.

    twenty eight was a friday. i did not go home the night before. hardly had any sleep since thursday. had dinner with some office friends. when the others left, i talked to another friend till about 2 or 3 in the morning. some personal stuff.

    afterwards, i had another talk with another friend. some career matters. he wanted to resign.

    i thought it was a bit sad. he's been in his job for several years already. and now he wants to leave. i think he will find another job in no time. maybe it would even be a better one. just the same, i know that it's always sad and heartbreaking to leave work, residence, people and friends. like an old bed, your body and soul are somehow etched in it already.

    if the person i'm referring to is reading this, hey, i'm not spilling anything. i just can't help but opine a bit.

    i remember i was very tired when friday night came.

    Friday, November 24, 2006

    birthday countdown

    * * * 29 * * *

    this should've been posted yesterday. it's now the 28th. whatever.

    got home around 7:30am. i was thinking i would just take a shower, have breakfast and take my medicine. and be back in the office before 9am for my editing.

    however, i felt that my back was hurting a bit so i decided to sit for a while on the sofabed. and the next thing i knew--it was already 9:30am. all i said was "ohmigod!" and suddenly it was 1:30pm. and by then all i could say and think really was "ohmigod..."

    i got to work around 3pm. and in the evening, i learned that as i was home, sitting on the sofabed, and probably holding a piece of bread, lots of things were happening:

    1. one of the graphics artists in the office resigned;
    2. a writer-friend launched the book he edited with his colleagues, it's about political killings (according to him, there have already been about 800 cases of political killings since gloria macapagal-aroyo became president. a lot more than the 15 years that cory aquino, fidel ramos and erap estrada in office.); and,
    3. up-diliman people walked out of their classes in protest against the tuition fee hike--from p350/unit to p1,000/unit.

    i'm looking forward to saturday and sunday.

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006

    birthday countdown

    * * * 30 * * *

    in thirty days, i will be another year older.

    last night, i thought of doing a countdown of sort. just write down a few thoughts each day that my birthday creeps near.

    it was so much of a struggle between blogging and writing in my journal. i still prefer writing longhand--it's private, and intimate. it feels like i could write anything in my journal. and i wouldn't have to worry if my musings seem inane. or insane.

    and i knew that i could always get and open and write in my journal. while i'm having coffee in the morning. or anytime during the day. in between copies and editings. before and after meetings and brainstorming sessions. while waiting.

    however, right now, somehow, pc is more accessible.

    i've been thinking about making a wishlist for my birthday and christmas this year. since i was small, it's very seldom that i get to receive separate gifts for my birthday and christmas.

    i wish i could get separate gifts this year.

    Tuesday, November 14, 2006

    asian horror montage - bodies like sheep

    nice juxtaposition of creepy clips from various asian horrors, with nice music in the background.

    jason, freddy, sadako and friends
    greet you merry christmas

    Saturday, November 04, 2006

    [somewhere i have never travelled]

    it's almost 6 in the morning. my back misses my bed badly. i'm not really tired. not even sleepy. just worried that i'm not getting enough (and regular) sleep.

    anyways, i stumbled upon this e.e. cummings work. it became popular when they used it as theme of an american series (i think it was beauty and the beast) that was shown in the philippines back in the late 80s or early 90s.

    [somewhere i have never travelled]

    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

    Monday, October 23, 2006

    unknown first and last names

    i got this from one of my mailing lists.

    warning: you may to be a true blue jologs to maximize the comic potential of this list.

    Q: Anong apelyido ni Sisa?
    A: Sisa Mistrit

    Q: Anong apelyido ni Cedie?
    A: Cedie Player

    Q: Anong apleyido ni Beast?
    A: Beast Kwit

    Q: Anong first name ni Nemo?
    A: Sarahgero Nemo

    Q: Anong apelyido ni Punisher?
    A: Punisher Ranno

    Q: Anong apelyido ni Denzel?
    A: Denzel Weta

    Q: Anong apelyido ni Curly?
    A: Curly Gazpi

    Q: Ano last name ni Anchor?
    A: Anchor Tis

    Q: Ano last name ni Jewel?
    A: Jewel Torre

    Q: Ano last name ni Kula?
    A: Kula Desma

    Q: Ano surname ni Joseph?
    A: Joseph Protgam

    Q: Anong apelyido ni Aiko?
    A: Aiko Zada

    Q: Anong apelyido ni Christopher?
    A: Christopher Minute

    Q: Anong apelyido ni Palito?
    A: Palito Lippi

    Q: Anong first name ni Keno?
    A: Krisa Keno

    Q: Ano first name ni Janno?
    A: Eduman Janno

    Q: Ano first name ni Squall?
    A: Piolopa Squall

    Q: Ano first name ni Basilio?
    A: Lacto Basilio

    Q: Ano first name ni Pikachu?
    A: Cherrypie Pikachu

    Q: Ano first name ni Kenny G?
    A: Johnep Kenny G

    Q: ano ang first name ni Volta?
    A: Johntra Volta

    Q: Ano first name ni Diether?
    A: Tirso Cruz Diether

    Monday, September 04, 2006

    truck drivin' song
    by weird "al" yankovic

    enjoy ;0)

    I'm drivin' a truck
    Drivin' a big ol' truck
    Pedal to the metal
    hope I don't run out of luck
    Rollin' down the highway
    until the break of dawn
    Drivin' a truck with my high heels on

    My diesel rig is northward bound
    It's time to put that hammer down
    Just watchin' as the miles go flyin' by
    I'm ridin' twenty tons of steel
    But it's sure hard to hold the wheel
    While I'm waiting for my nails to dry

    Oh, I always gotta check my lipstick
    in that rear view mirror
    And my pink angora sweater fits so tight
    I'm jammin' gears and haulin' freight
    Well, I sure hope my seams are straight
    Lord, don't let my mascara run tonight

    Because I'm drivin' a truck
    Drivin' a big ol' truck
    Smokey's on my tail and my accelerator's stuck
    Got these eighteen wheels-a-rollin'
    until the break of dawn
    Drivin' a truck with my high heels on

    Oh, I don't mind when my crotchless panties
    creep right up on me
    And my nipple rings don't bother me too much
    But when I hit those big speed bumps
    My darling little rhinestone pumps
    Keep slippin' off the mother-lovin' clutch

    But still I'm drivin' a truck
    Drivin' a big ol' truck
    Headin' down the interstate,
    just tryin' to make a buck
    Wearin' feather boas with sequins and chiffon
    While I'm drivin' a truck with my high heels on

    I'm drivin' a truck (drivin' a truck)
    Drivin' a truck (drivin' a truck)
    Got a load to carry and some eyebrows left to pluck (ooh)
    And I'm late for my appointment down at my hair salon (ooh, aww)
    So I'll be drivin' a truck with my high heels on (drivin a truck)
    (My high heels on)

    Monday, August 14, 2006

    i am green lantern

    i like green lantern. i have good imagination and my willpower is okay.
    but i'm NOT HOT-HEADED! I AM NOT! (kidding ü seriously, i'm not hotheaded.)

    Your results:
    You are Green Lantern

    Green Lantern
    The Flash
    Wonder Woman
    Iron Man
    Hot-headed. You have strong
    will power and a good imagination.

    Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

    Monday, July 31, 2006

    dream systems on fhm

    the purplechickens' new music video "dream systems" is now available online. the song is included in their album "here's plan b".

    i love the song. and the video is great, too. it's worth the 2+ years that they worked on it.

    watch it. ;0)

    Saturday, July 29, 2006


    to all the kids who were born in the 1940's, 50's, 60's and 70's

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

    Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

    Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

    We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

    We did not have Play Stations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no HBO, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, pagers, blackberries, palm pilots, no Internet or Internet chat rooms. WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents (they were "accidents").

    We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

    We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TODEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them!


    You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good. and while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

    PS -The big type is because your eyes are shot at your age.

    Monday, July 24, 2006


    NANAY: Bobo ka talaga! 1 to 10 lang di mo kayang bilangin?
    ANAK: Mas bobo si Tatay Nay, kasi narinig ko minsansabi, "tama na Inday, hanggang tatlo lang kaya ko."

    Letter to OFW dad:"Luv, tnx sa padala mo, hapi c nene kasi tobleron angbaon sa skul. ung nike suot na ni jr. next tym wag kana padala NIVEA MILK. di nila type pait daw, ako tloy ang umubos."

    MISTER: ano ang pagkain natin?
    MISIS: nasa mesa, bahala ka na pumili!
    MISTER: isang pirasong tuyo?ano pagpipilian ko?
    MISIS: pumili ka kung kakain ka o hindi!

    IDD call from US
    HUSBAND: hon musta ang tindahan?
    WIFE: dept store na!
    H: ang tuba-an?
    W: KTV bar na!
    H: and mga trickad?
    W: taxi na!
    H: ang dalawa kong anak?
    W: LIMA na!

    Sweethearts watchin' da sky
    GUY: ano ang horoscope mo?
    GIRL: anong huruskup?
    GUY: yung bang kapalaran mo, katulad ko, CANCER.
    GIRL: ah, sa akin ALMURANAS!

    TITSER: who can make a sentence then translate it intagalog?
    PUPIL: my titser is beautiful, isn't she?
    TITSER: very good, translate it in tagalog.
    PUPIL: ang guro ko ay maganda, maganda nga ba?

    DONYA: bilang bagong katulong, tandaan mo na angalmusal dito ay alasais empuntu!
    MAID: walang problema donya. kung tulog pa ako sa orasna yun, mauna na kayong mag-almusal!
    philippine airlines

    Once upon a time in Chinatown, there lived a happy couple, Mr. & Mrs. Chan with their 3 lovely daughters; Elin, Enya & Ella.

    The 3 daughters were brought up in a prim-and-proper way and when they reached 20, they were still virgins.

    Years passed, and it was time to get them married. So, the parents found them the most suitable "leng chais"(handsome guys).

    They got married and were preparing to set-off on their honeymoon. As 'concerned' parents, Mr.& Mrs. Chan were curious about their daughters' first-night experience.

    So, before the daughters went on their respective honeymoons, Mrs. Chan told them, "Your father & I want to know about your 1st night encounters and whether you are satisfied. Write a letter to us, but as not to raise your husbands' all must use a code to describe your experiences".

    So, the excited daughters were off. A week passed.

    Mr. & Mrs. Chan got the first letter. It was from Elin.

    They opened the letter and found the word STANDARD CHARTERED.

    They immediately took the newspaper and looked for the Standard Chartered advertisement.
    Ah! here it is!!!!, exclaimed Mr. Chan. The motto for Standard Chartered was "BIG, STRONG & FRIENDLY." Mr. & Mrs. Chan were happy.

    A week later, they got another letter. This time it was from Enya. The content was simple. "NESCAFE".

    So, again they took the newspaper and looked for the Nescafe ad. Ah! here it is.
    'NESCAFE: PLEASURE TILL THE LAST DROP'. Mr. & Mrs. Chan jumped in joy.

    Another week passed. A month passed. 2 months passed. There was still no letter from Ella.
    The Chans became worried. Finally, the letter came. It was scribbled and could hardly be read, but Mrs. Chan managed to figure it out.

    The code was "PHILIPPINE AIRLINES".

    Mr. Chan, confused on why she chose Philippine Airlines, rushed to the nearest store and got a newspaper.

    He flipped the pages frantically. Aah! Here it is!!! Mrs. Chan grabbed the page and read aloud. Before she could finish. THUMP!!! She fell off her chair.

    The Airlines motto was... "7 TIMES A WEEK... 4 TO 6 TIMES A DAY... NON-STOP".

    Tuesday, July 18, 2006

    3rd german silent film festival

    Film screenings
    August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2006
    Venue: SM Megamall
    Free Admission
    Tel.:+ 632 8405723 to 24 / 8170978

    Film Screening Schedule
    Date and Time Film Title / Artists Venue

    August 3 (6:30 pm) Official launch of the festival
    The Podium – Chill Area

    August 10 (8:00 pm) ASPHALT, music by Cynthia Alexander
    SM Megamall Cinema

    August 17 (8:00 pm) THE GOLEM, music by Drip
    SM Megamall Cinema

    August 24 (8:00 pm) TABU, music by Bo Razon
    SM Megamall Cinema

    August 31 (8:00 pm) The CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, music byRadioactive Sago Project
    SM Megamall Cinema

    One of the country's most unique film festivals is back! Watch four different bands each take on the task of scoring a German silent film live. This year's series gives audiences a little horror, some suspense, and even a love story. To be screened are "The Cabinet ofDr. Caligari", "Asphalt", "The Golem" and "Tabu".

    The 1919 film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari", directed by RobertWiene, is a horror classic and landmark of German expressionism in cinema. It is also widely considered one of the most influentialsil ent films ever made, since traces of the film can be seen in the likes of later masterpieces suchas "Metropolis", "Nosferatu", "Faust", and "Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler"among others. Wiene's opus showcases a nightmare realm in whichlight, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which ademented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetuate a series of murders in a small community. Complementing the strange world of Dr.Caligari will be the unique score done by avant-garde groupRadioactive Sago Project

    "The Golem", subtitled "How He Came Into the World", is directorPaul Wegener's third and most ambitious film on the golem, a popular figure in Jewish folklore. In the film, Rabbi Loew creates a golemto protect the residents of 16th Century Prague's Jewish Ghetto from being expelled from the city. The Golem saves the Jews from expulsion, but the lumbering creature is not easily controlled and when he runs loose, the whole of Prague is in danger of destruction.The live music score for "The Golem" will be provided by Drip.

    Director Joe May is mostly known as the man who helped start Fritz Lang's film career. His 1929 film "Asphalt", a love story set inBerlin in the late 1920's, is considered one of the last great German Expressionist films of the silent era. Starring the delectable Betty Amann in her most famous leading role (as a thieving femme fatale), Asphalt is a luxuriously produced classic where tragic liaisons and fatal encounters are shaped alongside the constant roar of traffic. Cynthia Alexander will be providing thescore.

    "Tabu", to be scored by Bo Razon, was director F.W. Murnau's last film. The director died tragically just seven days before itspremiere in 1931. The film, an unusual collaboration with renowned documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty of "Nanook of the North" fame.was filmed entirely in Tahiti, Bora Bora and Morea. In the film,expert diver Matahi and the lovely Reri fall in love, just beforeReri becomes their tribe's "chosen one," making her off limits ("tabu") to all men. Matahi and Reri decide to run off together, but encounter all kinds of hardship.

    Each film will be accompanied by a live musical score by one of thecountry's best groups. Films will be shown every Thursday of August,8 pm at SM Megamall. Admission is free. For more information, pleasecall the Goethe-Institut Manila at 817 0978 or visit

    Monday, July 17, 2006

    youtube superstars

    watch these clips at to make your day.

    pantanggal ng pagod. hehehe :0D

    this is alyssa alano's first song to become popular on the net.
    since it was uploaded, it has had hundreds of thousands of hits.
    pure genius.
    keys me

    as if the adulation of dazed fans over keys me weren't enough, she goes back to the stage to stage another coup:

    and when it feels good, why stop?
    whenever wherever

    and two of michael fajatin's journalistic acrobatics that left the audience confused, and made the credibility of gma7's news nosedive.
    womyn's nyt
    penguin jul19 w/music, stuff, ideologies

    an email from a very good and very talented friend, libay.

    BANDIDA ka ba?
    sawa na na ba kay MARIAH?
    gusto mong MAKARINIG ng ibang musika?
    gusto mo bang TUMULA?
    gusto mo bang MAKI-JAM sa mga bagong kakilala?

    pwes, punta ka na, bilis!

    WOMYN'S NIGHT SA PENGUIN july19 wednesday 9pm
    iconic penguin café/gallery, the only relic of a once-bohemian malate, turns into a safe and cozy space for women who just want to chill out, have good (but cheap) drinks and food while listening to alternative groovy and thought-provoking music by today's truly talented crop of young women musicians.

    guys are welcome, too, as long you support or embody these ideals :). why not.

    musical performances by

    (candid records philippines jazz artist)

    (pinikpikan's carol bello heads this all-female groupwith former agaw agimat guitarist teta tulay, UP-based musicians dibayn leaño and kwame biasbas, former UP kontra gapi member jhen gamboa, and malou matute who also plays percussion for cynthia alexander/joey ayala)

    open mic follows. feel free to read your literatureor perform your composition. got an announcement to make or a manifesto to share? tara! sell your stuffand ideologies. it's a grand marketplace of ideas. intellectual and courageous wares very much needed, especially in this day and age.

    so come!

    the entrance fee of 150pesos gives you one free drink.

    the women behind komikera comics will sell their stuff. women-focused/ women-produced works are also welcome.grab a table and make it your stall. it's that relaxed.just email leaflens at gmail dot com for more inquiries. penguin café is located at remedios in malate(along the newly opened remedios circle, look forchangku resto in one corner. penguin café is two doorsdown that place. hard to miss.)

    to see the event poster, please visit

    Saturday, July 15, 2006

    planet mars sighting

    i don't really know if this is true. but i'll be looking up in the sky come august.

    lots of things like this have been happening in the last few years. like in december 22, 2000, the full moon on that day was supposed to have been the biggest in the last 2 millenia--if i'm not mistaken. or that in the last several years, all the planets in our solar system alligned, etc.

    anyways, this is what i found in my emailbox.

    planet mars will be brightest in the night sky starting august. it will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. this will culminate on august 27 when planet mars comes within 34.65M miles off the earth.

    be sure to watch the sky on august 27, 12:30 AM. it will look like earth has two moons.

    the next time the planet mars will come this close is on the year 2287. share this info as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see this phenomenon again.

    Tuesday, June 06, 2006

    jeepney wisdom 02
    (from a wonderful person, rachell, on march 30, 2006)

    "the art of living is having a good heart."

    and her note:
    grammatically confusing but emotionally enlightening.
    saw this on the side of a jeepney on my way here. ;0)

    Monday, May 22, 2006

    jeepney wisdom

    don't boast about tomorrow.

    (i saw it on the side of a puv on my way to work on may 18, 2006. i don't know what the heck that means. i realized very recently that i've always been fascinated by the quotations on public utility vehicles. and i've been collecting them for a few months now.)

    Tuesday, May 02, 2006


    when i first took this test back in high school, i was a 2.

    i still think i'm a 2.


    Main Type
    Overall Self

    Enneagram Test Results
    Type 1 Perfectionism78%
    Type 2Helpfulness78%
    Type 3Image Focus74%
    Type 4Hypersensitivity74%
    Type 5Detachment82%
    Type 6Anxiety78%
    Type 7Adventurousness66%
    Type 8Aggressiveness70%
    Type 9Calmness70%
    Your main type is 5
    Your variant is omni
    Take Free Enneagram Personality Test

    Thursday, April 20, 2006


    sitsiritsit alibangbang
    salaginto't salagubang
    ang babae sa lansangan
    kung gumiri'y parang tandang

    Thursday, March 30, 2006

    to kill a mockingbird

    I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house; and that he'd rather I'd shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted - if I could hit 'em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. Well, I reckon because mockingbirds don't do anything but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat people's gardens, don't nest in the corncrib, they don't do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us.
    -- Atticus Finch

    Wednesday, March 22, 2006

    albus says...

    "It is our choices
    that show what we truly are,
    far more than our abilities."
    - Albus Dumbledore
    stolen memories... or, something like that

    some photographs taken on the night before our company's halloween party in 2005.

    i grabbed these photos without telling the owner first.
    sabine conjured up this image

    an officemate & a good friend's daughter drew this a couple of months ago and gave it to me and i still have it on my workstation.

    i think it's lovely in its simplicity & innocence.

    i take one look at it and everything becomes okay.

    Tuesday, March 21, 2006

    re-connecting with myself

    it feels great.

    i almost forgot how good it felt.

    Sunday, March 19, 2006

    cinema one re-launch preps

  • more insomaniacs
  • Rent
    Jane Cooper

    If you want my apartment, sleep in it
    but let's have a clear understanding
    the books are still free agents

    If the rocking chair's arms surround you
    they can also let you go,
    they can shape the air like a body

    I don't want your rent, I want
    a radiance of your attention
    like the candle's flame when we eat

    I mean the kind of awe
    attending the spaces between us--
    Not a roof but a field of stars

    (i originally posted it on my multiply blog. it had an accompanying photo of myself and my ex-girlfriend in caliraya taken either in 2004 or in 2005. aah, those were the days.)

    Thursday, March 16, 2006


    i created this blog in 2002. and i only posted one entry every six months or every year.

    now, all of a sudden, i keep on uploading texts and pictures all the time.

    and i am ambivalent about the whole thing: i still prefer writing on actual journals. the feel of paper, and the tip of the pen gliding on its surface--what can be more wonderful than those?

    i should really be working right now. time is running short.

    Monday, March 13, 2006

    what your name says about you

    (grabe! kumukulo na ang tiyan ko sa sobrang tense dahil sa dami ng kailangang gawin... and yet...!)

    anyways, here's another site that you may want to check out, you... you... youuuuuuu!

    and here's what it says about what my name says about me... (what?!)

    You entered: cenon obispo palomares

    There are 20 letters in your name.Those 20 letters total to 92There are 9 vowels and 11 consonants in your name.

    Your number is: 11

    The characteristics of #11 are: High spiritual plane, intuitive, illumination, idealist, a dreamer.

    The expression or destiny for #11:
    Your Expression number is 11. The number 11 is the first of the master numbers. It is associated with idealistic concepts and rather spiritual issues. Accordingly, it is a number with potentials that are somewhat more difficult to live up to. You have the capacity to be inspirational, and the ability to lead merely by your own example. An inborn inner strength and awareness can make you an excellent teacher, social worker, philosopher, or advisor. No matter what area of work you pursue, you are very aware and sensitive to the highest sense of your environment. Your intuition is very strong; in fact, many psychic people and those involved in occult studies have the number 11 expression. You possess a good mind with keen analytical ability. Because of this you can probably succeed in most lines of work, however, you will do better and be happier outside of the business world. Oddly enough, even here you generally succeed, owing to your often original and unusual approach. Nonetheless, you are more content working with your ideals, rather than dollars and cents.

    The positive aspect of the number 11 expression is an always idealistic attitude. Your thinking is long term, and you are able to grasp the far-reaching effects of actions and plans. You are disappointed by the shortsighted views of many of your contemporaries. You are deeply concerned and supportive of art, music, or of beauty in any form.

    The negative attitudes associated with the number 11 expression include a continuous sense of nervous tension; you may be too sensitive and temperamental. You tend to dream a lot and may be more of a dreamer than a doer. Fantasy and reality sometimes become intermingled and you are sometimes very impractical. You tend to want to spread the illumination of your knowledge to others irrespective of their desire or need.

    Your Soul Urge number is: 9

    A Soul Urge number of 9 means:
    With a 9 Soul Urge, you want to give to others, usually in a humanitarian or philanthropic manner. You are highly motivated to give friendship, affection and love. And you are generous in giving of your knowledge and experience. You have very sharing urges, and you are likely to have a great deal to share. Your concern for others makes you a very sympathetic and generous person with a sensitive and compassionate nature.

    You are able to view life in very broad and intuitive terms. You often express high ideals and an inspirational approach to life. If you are able to fully realize the potential of your motivation, you will be a very self-sacrificing person who is able to give freely without being concerned about any return or reward.

    As with all human beings, you are prone to sometimes express the negative attitudes inherent to your Soul Urges. You may become too sensitive and tend to express emotions strongly at times. There can be significant conflict between higher aims and personal ambitions. You may resent the idea of giving all of the time and, in fact, if there is too much 9 energy in your nature you may reject the idea. You may often be disappointed in the lack of perfection in yourself and others.

    Your Inner Dream number is: 11

    An Inner Dream number of 11 means:
    You dream of casting the light of illumination; of being the true idealist. You secretly believe there is more to life than we can know or prove, and you would like to be provider of the 'word' from on high.

    Copyright © 2006 Paul R. Sadowski (
    birthday calculator

    if you know your birthday but don't know how old you are (like, helllllo!)... or, you're curious how many months old you already are, or how many weeks, days, hours, minutes or seconds... or, you want to know when your (biological) parents probably had sex that led to your eventual conception, etc, then you may want to check out:

    (wow! parang wala akong deadlines na hinahabol!)

    Saturday, March 11, 2006

    even crammers get the blues

    i always wonder: why is it always so hard to just start working? no, not just "working," it's more like, writing?

    based on my experience, it's always easy for me to start doing something--like, doing the laundry, or buying something, or paying the bills.

    but with writing, it always takes me hours and hours just to muster enough courage to type the first letter. or being sure of the first word. or being confident that the first sentence makes sense.

    and i always end up noticing how dusty the pc monitor is. so i clean it. then the work station will suddenly look too cluttered. and before i know it, i have already cleaned the whole house.

    then, i will feel like writing finally. but then, i am already exhausted.

    so i will have to rest and wait for the following day.

    and, somehow, i have this weird notion that i already have a headstart since i am finished with all the dilly-dallying. then, lo and behold, another day comes, i sit in front of my pc, i find it difficult to press the first key, so my eyes wander to look for something new to clean.

    Thursday, March 09, 2006

    anuman ang mangyari, hindi nagbabago ang tao.
    (isang ipokritong sermon mula sa isang nagmamarunong)

    ginagawa lang tao ang lahat ng magagawa n'ya upang manatiling buhay at maligaya.

    kung ano ang ugali at maging desisyon ng isang taong nasa isang mahirap na sitwasyon, iyon ang totoong siya. ang prinsipyo at paninindigan ay hindi nasusukat sa kung ano ang inuugali ng isang tao kung kailan komportable ang bagay-bagay. bagkus, natitimbang ito sa panahong walang nakakakita at walang magagalit, o walang maaaring matakbuhan, at kapag buhay at kamatayan / dangal at kasiyahan ang pinamimilian.

    ang taong tapat, iwan mo mang mag-isa, sa matagal na panahon, ng limpak-limpak na kayamanan, ay hindi matutukso at ni hindi sasagi sa isip niya ang magnakaw kahit katiting. at sakaling matukso man, makakaya niyang kontrolin ang sarili at pagnanasa, pananatilihin ang respeto sa sarili at sa mga mahal sa buhay, at iisipin muna kung ano ang maaaring maging bunga ng kanyang gagawin.

    pero ang taong likas na mandaraya--kahit piso lang ang mapunta sa tabi n'ya, kahit mapalingon ka lang, kahit ilang segundo lang--magnanakaw at magnanakaw siya. di niya kasalanan na mayroon siyang ganong pagnanasa. pero ang kasalanan niya ay ang hindi paglaban sa ganoong kasamaan.

    Friday, March 03, 2006

    a bit of an explanation on the graph below

    Your Life Analysis:

    Life: Your life rating is a score of the sum total of your life, and accounts for how satisfied, successful, balanced, capable, valuable, and happy you are. The quiz attempts to put a number on the summation of all of these things, based on your answers. Your life score leaves room for improvement. You can make changes to improve your trouble areas, and this will bring you greater satisfaction. Focus on your weakest points and set about to change them. Do not delay your happiness and success. (Read more on improving your life)

    Mind: Your mind rating is a score of your mind's clarity, ability, and health. Higher scores indicate an advancement in knowledge, clear and capable thinking, high mental health, and pure thought free of interference. Your mind score is within a healthy zone. This means you have achieved a level of mental balance and harmony consistent with living a healthy, happy life. Continue doing what works, and keep your focus. In our fast-paced world, mental clutter is all too common. Be vigilant in maintaining healthy mental function. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the mind.

    Body: Your body rating measures your body's health, fitness, and general wellness. A healthy body contributes to a happy life, however many of us are lacking in this area. You have a rather good body score, which is an indication that you take care of yourself. There is room for improvement, however. Please keep doing what works. Eat right, exercise, reduce your stress, treat any illness. Doing these things will help ensure your body will be in good working order for a long time to come. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the body.

    Spirit: Your spirit rating seeks to capture in a number that elusive quality which is found in your faith, your attitude, and your philosophy on life. A higher score indicates a greater sense of inner peace and balance. Your spirit score is dramatic. Continue on your path, do not stray. Continue to reap the rewards which your spirituality brings forth. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the spirit.

    Friends/Family: Your friends and family rating measures your relationships with those around you, and is based on how large, healthy, and dependable your social network is. Your friends and family score is not bad but can be improved. Maintain your current social net, while you try to expand it. Try new things and form new friendships. You will be rewarded greatly.

    Love: Your love rating is a measure of your current romantic situation. Sharing your heart with another person is one of life's most glorious, terrifying, rewarding experiences. You have a rather low love score. While some are lucky, for most of us love doesn't fall in our laps. You must actively work on improving this area. Do not despair, there is someone out there for you. Read advice from other quiz-takers on finding and maintaining love.

    Finance: Your finance rating is a score that rates your current financial health and stability. You have a rather good financial score, which is not all that common these days. Keep doing what works. Avoid common pitfalls and save for the future. You will be glad you did. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving your finances.

    This Is My Life, Rated
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