Monday, December 03, 2007

Honesty Is Stupid

Taxi driver finds $17,000 left behind by a passenger. Taxi driver can't pay hospital bills for his sick wife. Taxi driver owes rent. Taxi driver returns money. Taxi driver's reward? $32.

An old local news item I happened to chance upon. Irony for the masses!!!

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Perfect Scores In An Exam

I just got my end year pay for this year. I tried to assess if I can pay my whole credit card bill so that I can start fresh next year and by something for my self. Of course, Priorities first and that would be Erin and the electric bill. Her mom has been very consistent in letting me know what she needs (thank god!) so I bought her what she asked and little something for her and Erin (Sometimes!). I scooted over there thinking they'd be there since it's a holiday. It's been a while since I last saw Erin. She's put on some weight which I'm happy for but what got me really psyched was that she got perfect scores in all her exams!

My god! That was really something. I knew she was smart and everybody keeps telling me it has to be the genes. Whose genes? I don't know.

I've never aced a whole set of exams ever and it seems that most of everything I hope for came through. It's nice to know that your offspring is doing better than you. I'm so proud of her I just might get her what she wants for christmas!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Choices

I've finally achieved forgetting most of what I knew in computing. I think I'm ready to take on Linux now and re-learn everything from the ground up. First, I need a decent desktop. As in my previous post Im still deciding what to do.

Choice, choices, choices.

It's hard when you want to do several things all at the same time.

Work has been a bitch. I haven't seen anyone for almost a month. I miss conversations (Intellectual, Interesting, Intriguing), I miss the people I haven't seen in a while (Guys, when are you coming back to this side of the world?)

I miss a lot of things. Sheesh!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

When Movie Titles Really Mean Something

Well, it seems you can make up new phrases when you put different movie titles together. Here's a sample....

Pretty freaky if you ask me. What's up with this? What the hell would the outcome be?

Fuck it! Im just pretty bored right now.

The Orgasalarm!

Car alarms probably annoy you. Certainly, they annoy me. I understand the reason for their existence, but some of them seem to be so finicky that just a truck driving by will set them off. Fortunately (or,unfortunately,depending on your point of view), there's the Orgasalarm If you're at work, you're definitely going to want to turn the sound down. (It would be awesome with women though, You know you're doing great in bed!)



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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Almost 36 Hours...

Since 10 AM yesterday morning I haven't slept...literally.

I've lost the knack to sleep. I planned to get some shuteye before logging off from work but somehow every case I handle suddenly make themselves urgent.

Since sleeping was out of the question, I just readied myself to go to my former officemates kid's baptism.

I saw a few old faces and it seems my rep is still stuck in some of the people I used to work with. There was this pretty girl who I knew only by face and she didn't know me well except by reputation. I remember because she was stunning.

She is now a few weeks or months pregnant and me still being tactless from lack of sleep simply blurted out that she was still stunning and albeit she did gain a bit she still was pretty. I don't exactly know what came over me but well at least I think I made her day.

Pretty, a word I rarely use nowadays. I think it's true what one of my former dates say. I guess I am a bit choosy. Perhaps I've set my standards to high which is why I can never settle for just anyone. It seems it has to be someone. Well, it's the selfishness in me breaking through the cage of ignorance I've formed a little more than a decade ago. Bah! I think too much! I'll leave it to fate in terms of relationships.

Anyhoo, I did meet a few new people. New blood of the company working in various support groups. My friend jokingly asked if I wanted to come back to the company and add myself to the corporate hierarchy. I thought about it and it depends on what they are offering. I'm content where I am but I'd love to be at a better position or whatever I can get.

Well, there's always time. We'll see what happens. Now, I really need to sleep!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

In Between Choices

Should I go for the new Treo 680, the recently introduced iPod Touch, a macbook notebook, a digital camera or a new desktop?

13th month pay is just 2 weeks away. I haven't really decided yet. I still have to pay my credit card bill (in full!) so that I can start fresh next year and take advantage of the PayLite plan.

Got any suggestions? Let me know.

Monday, October 29, 2007

I Think I'm Going To Be Sick

I've already had an uneasy feeling (No, not the period you dumbshit). It was after my last date that wasn't really that impressive. We just had dinner at Cafe Adriatico and was supposed to get drinks at Blue Room in Malate.

The latter was closed due to the liquor ban so we opted for Cowboy Grill. (It's my first time actually and it wasn't as bad as I expected). My date was really quiet, not really impressed with her. I ditched her around 11PM and took her home.

I was bored. The band playing sucked the drinks tasted like really cold water and we were sitting just in front of the AC. It was really bad, I've had worse but I was expecting something better.

I think it was because of last night that I caught a nasty cold. Heat and cold have been besting each other, Imposing themselves on an already very chaotic weather pattern.

I hate it.

I still have to be at work tonight, I really need to sleep.

I'll try turning in early today before the sun rises and I seriously need to buy some medicine as a preventive measure.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Dating Older Women (A Perspective)

Have you ever dated a woman more than a year older than you?

I just did.

Is there are a difference you ask? Nope, no difference at all. I can't say I am an expert but I did enjoy myself and she says she enjoyed my company. The date started off with coffee at Figaro (Yum!). She actually could not believe that I stood at a little more than 5 feet. She is a standing 5'7" in case I forgot to mention, fair complexion, voluptuous, and very eye catching. She was very hesitant at first simply because this was all a blind date setup by a friend and she never really knew me as we do not hang on the same social circles.

It was just a chance date as I had nothing to do last night. We talked about stuff, where she worked, what I did, hobbies, politics, opinions on relationships, religious views, etc, etc. This is what I like when I date women older than me. They usually have a lot of things to say about almost everything. It wasn't annoying mind you but finally I was getting a decent conversation going.

We decided on dinner at Italliani's as we had nothing in particular for that night. A light dinner really with some appetizers and the main course was just plain breaded blue marlin. When we started eating I started to eat a bit more than I intended to. She was pretty impressed by my appetite for such a "slim guy" as she commented. We wolfed down almost everything except the dry bread they serve while you wait for the e
ntrées you ordered.

We talked a bit more then she asked if I drink. I told her I don't drink that much and I can become very rowdy when I've had too much. She said she was in the mood for a couple of bottles. I asked her where shall we have drinks, she suggested the Blue Room in Malate. I thought for a moment and told myself, "Why not? When was the last time you've been there? Gay never took you there when you shared her apartment last year..." I agreed.

We hopped on a taxi and we actually got a little lost. We kept on driving around when apparently the bar was just nearby. We opted to walk.

We were walking and she probably felt a bit comfy as she held my arm as if we were dating for weeks and it became a regular thing. All of a sudden, we heard a girl shout my name...

We gasped and turned around to look. I thought the girl who shouted my name was looking at me then suddenly she turned her eyes to a different direction. I was shocked, I thought it was one of those people I knew from my past who suddenly remembered me. I of course did not want to spoil my date by having another girl for company. Frankly, I was glad it wasn't us she was looking at but someone who had a similar name.

Phew

My date asked me if I went to Malate often, I told her no. I was a Makati goer myself but I do dabble in Malate once in a while when me and my other social cirlce wanted to hook up with chicks. I looked at her and I think she had a glint of jealousy in her eyes. I laughed it off and told her that of course that life is over. I haven't picked anyone up for almost a year. Im busy with work and I happen to be very serious about it, I told her.

We entered the bar and found a very dark corner where we could talk. I myself am not a big fan of noisy bars. I prefer the homey, smooth kind of place you-can-hear-each-other-without-shouting venue when having drinks with a date. I don't dance but I've heard that I got drunk once and actually danced pretty decently back in high school. Just rumor really, There is no documented proof and most of the eyewitnesses have flocked west towards greener pastures.

Well, again we talked. While we ordered drinks, she had a couple of beers and I had a Vodka tonic (Which wasn't really bad!). We talked some more and then she just leaned forward, I just thought she wanted to take a whiff of the cologne I've been wearing (Davidoff's Cool Water, baby!) then she suddenly pressed her lips against mine. I don't know why but I kissed back.

I don't know how long that was but we were pretty much isolated under a very opaque light so I guess nobody noticed. She smiled a very naughty smile....

I kept thinking the kiss wasn't bad but I've kissed better.

I looked at her eyes, trying to read what was on her mind but alas, I did not have my glasses on so I kept mum about what just transpired. She just kept on staring at me and it was something like 10 seconds we weren't really talking. I leaned forward and kissed her again and there was no resistance. It was actually more enthusiastic....

Aaahhh, that much better...

So, she said that I kissed pretty good. I rebutted saying I didn't even have practice but hey thanks for the complement. We talked again and a few other things happened as the night stretched on...

Let's just say we parted around 5am in the morning with smiling, satisfied faces. She asked me if we would go out again. I told her I'd check but hey it's been a very great evening with her.

She kissed me again and gave a really tight hug. I dropped her off at her home and she just squeezed my hand a bit. I told her that she made the date awesome and she was very pretty. She thanked me for the wonderful dinner and company and she ended with a let's do this again next time. I said of course. She turned her back and just before she closed the door, she just looked at me smiling and then the door clicked.

Well, that's a wrap on this date. Let's see what else happens on the next. I've got a few lined up but I am not sure if anything can top this night!

Got any older women dating experiences to share? Post a comment and let's compare notes!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Someone Hates The Classics

I am not even sure how long this club has been listening to the songs. They made their point that they hate the classics. Someone be wary of the bartender with a shotgun underneath the bar just before you start playing the songs.

You have been warned!


Perhaps the club prefers All My Life by America? Faithfully by Journey? Is that the bartender reaching for something underneath the bar....?

*BANG*

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Street Fighter: Now Ported To Etch-A-Sketch

Etch-A-Sketch.

It's a kids toy.

Made for entertaining kids by allowing them to draw in an erasable sheet for whatever purposes their creative minds can come up with.

Then some adult thought up a more complicated way of using the patented Etch-A-Sketch of the Ohio Art Company and turned up the heat on the very-hard-to-get-into Modern Art world....


Now, If they could create the Persistence Of Memory by Salvador Dali in a colored version of Etch-A-Sketch that would be a real nice conversation piece in the home!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Work Smarter Not Harder (Not Just A Bumper Sticker)

It's something we're all looking for -- the perfect solution that will minimize our work life while still getting the stuff done that we need to get done. Well, that one solution doesn't exist, but with a combination of strategies, you can get to where you want to be.

I've read through the article and I deem it very applicable to time-bound workloads, just like mine. Although in my field of work, we control how we manage our time it could be better used with these tips and may just light up that bulb in your head with an awesome strategy to get work done.

Time management is an issue with most people and I guess this might help if it is practiced religiously. Once you get the hang of it there'd be more time to goof off!

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

27 Skills Your Child Needs To Know That She’s Not Getting In School

"What follows is a basic curriculum in life that a child should know before reaching adulthood. There will probably be other skills you can add to this list, but at least it’s a starting point."

When I found this, it could be useful to starting parents. Now, don't ask me for advice on this. I don't think I am qualified to answer questions regarding kids (despite having my own in a complicated way)

Hope this helps.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

I'm Sorry. I Was So Busy Yesterday...

The title was a message sent from the mother of my daughter via SMS.

How would you feel if you already agreed and you tried to trust the person to live up to that agreement and get shot down every time this happens? It's a simple thing to let the other person know right? Perhaps a few more details would be better, but No, she'd rather be selfish and I cannot afford to be selfish to anyone who rely on me. If I did they would fall apart and I would have incurred more resources to be fulfilled in a few ways. I chose the former because I feel that I am needed but once I give up, I would really give up.

It sucks right? It may or may not have happened to you but it always happens to me. There is always an excuse. It's like playing with a spoiled kid who never wants to be "it" in a game of tag. She always wants to win.

Mos people still think I am irresponsible because I do not prioritize her and they criticize me for it. Gee, apparently we live in a very biased world where fact is considered fiction and your facade matters. Of course, I am stating the obvious. I'm sure people know about it, they just refuse to talk about it, acknowledge it, and change it.

Bah! I am just venting out. I think I still have the patience for it. For how long, that's a different story.

Screw it. I'll have to get ready, my daughter is more important to me. Even if she never knows it.

I'll just have to suck it up and take it like a real father.

I wish I could be one for her someday....

Monday, September 24, 2007

Two Decades & 364 Days Old

Ha ha ha ha ha

It is going to be a few minutes before the hands on the clock align themselves, pointing at the top....

What does it mean?

I wonder myself, why do the arms point upwards when it is time to signify the next day. Bah, it's nothing really to worry about, I'll figure it out later.

I've been smoking like hell (nothing really new about that, eh?) as I was supposed to go out on a date setup by my friend the single mom. It didn't happen obviously as my date caught the sniffles. It's quite alright for me. I've had a few dates cancel on me before and we can always reschedule. I am on leave this week, thanks to the kindness of my boss and his boss, so I have enough time to do whatever. I've been waking up feeling better and better and I finally see people....

People.

Real People.

People going to work looking fresh from the shower and smell wonderful.

People holding hands as if they are making sure they are waking up from a dream together in bed.

Here is something I've noticed just recently. The real pretty ones go out in the day and hide in their homes most of the night. A possible migration pattern of hot ones or coincidence? We will prove that theory later.

It is times like these I wish I had a camera. Yes, a digital prosumer edition that can last longer. That would be awesome, wouldn't it?

I can post a lot post pictures of this blog and you can see what I see. Come to think of it I do have a lot of plans but everything is on hold till we get Erin's educational plan done.

I can't wait till next year and see if I've made the changes I wanted to make. I also dread next year because I will be 3 decades surviving this turn of the wheel of life.

Now, back to my theory of migrating hotties around. Yes, apparently the cream of the crop still live majority of their lives during the day and they party at night. I've seen them, for people who have not gone out much this past year or so I would suggest that you do if you are interested in hooking up with someone. I usually do it with a wingman by my side. Casually introducing myself alone to these normal peeps are kind of awkward as they normally flock in groups. It must be a cultural thing as they are rarely seen alone seeking new companionship outside.

Now, where do we find people as lonely as I or with low self-esteem (but big ego's just like me!)?

Single bars are pretty much non-existent or I have never uncovered such a nest in the social gatherings I've been. There is simply not enough time for me to search. Maybe next year when I can afford a longer leave and when I can make ends meet for the people who rely in me.

Nevertheless, a minute and a few seconds more to go....

I can't wait for what's in store for me on the next few days...


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Tower Of Babble (V.001beta)

Since Monday last week, I have been meeting with a friend. A single mom struggling to make ends meet and attempts to keep her kids close to her as much as possible. We usually just gab about random stuff but it always boils down to one thing, relationships. She always has issues with her last beau (who is the father of her last child to boot!). If I am not mistaken they have already broken up after a couple of years of missed opportunities to create a family. Well, things had to break down eventually if none of them would cooperate. I tried cooperating a few times on my own but as I told her I think pride has it's own pedestal and chose me to get out of the situation, not that I had a choice but I was never a really convincing person.

Everybody keeps asking why I got out of the situation yet continue to shell out for my kid. I love my kid, it's simple as that. I can only do so much though and I am sure that eventually I will be at the losing end but it does not matter. I've already prepared myself for the fact that soon enough, I will be ignored, unrecognized, and even forgotten. I will not be surprised, in fact, I am half-expecting it to happen.

I always tell my friend the single mom that they are lucky as they had the benefit of being together and they watched their kid grow up together. I would have given a lot to experience that but alas I am very unlucky. For most people, it is indeed a sad tale but so far I have never shed a tear, simply because I can't cry now matter how much I try. It would be a nice, seething feeling to get everything off your chest once in a while but that was already taken away from me. I am so full of emotions, I can't seem to distinguish which is which.

I think I am empty.

I think I am just pretending to be

I think I am lost

My friend made a comment saying I am lonely. Well, I always have been so that is nothing really new. I do have friends but I do not have anything to call my own. In fact, I am actually surprised how I got through everything on my own without anyone actually helping me. I was told I was a real tough nut to crack and 'till now that hasn't really sinked in yet.

I plan on changing this way of life. It's about time I did. It has to be gradual though. I plan on eliminating all (or at least most) of the debts that were made under my name before the year ends. I'm getting my daughter an educational plan as most likely the last thing I can give her that she can use and slowly be an obscure figure of her past. By that time she may already be recognizing someone else as her father figure (Like I said, I half-expect a lot of things to happen). Nevertheless, I am proud to say that I at least supported my daughter in some way. Tell me how many people do that without asking for anything? I believe my daughter is that lucky that I didn't bail on them and I was never given the chance to choose or at least the opportunity to work on it. Like I said, they are lucky but luck can last only as long....

Now, it is about time I have to be selfless to myself not to others anymore, I am alone and will probably always will be. It's a path that was laid before me and I dared myself to struggle on the least used path that only few have chosen.

Perhaps then, things will be better.

We will see...


Mood: Vent Out
Listening to: Two Solitudes - Level 42

Flesh & Stupidity In An Ad That Forgot To Get It Plugged

Here is proof that the world of advertising is never perfect and is still subject to the many possible flaws that other industries may have. Mistakes can happen but that is no the point of this post. The point is how blind we can be to a little flesh and a little more stupid by being flashed with the latest and greatest. I'll not write further and would just simply ask you to stare at the picture enough and you just might be a bit smarter (Emphasis on the just might...):

Got it?

Enough Said!

Launching A Mini Cooper (For Fun & Profit)


As previously mentioned on a recent post, I've always encountered very entertaining advertising when I browse. Here's another one created by Orange Barrel Media for Mini Cooper. Now, I would really want one of these cars despite my lack of enthusiasm for mechanical transportation. Truth to tell, I do not care for driving around a gas-guzzler that pollutes the atmosphere, creates traffic in the local highway but then convenience is always a big factor when one wants to arrive to their destination of choice in a timely and safe (Well sort of...) manner. Frankly, I'd wait for a more fuel efficient and environmentally safe car but my life is a short one besides, I'm moving off topic, This Ad rocks!



Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ooops! Sorry For Spilling Paint On Your Car....

I've always thought that advertising would have been a very interesting field to work in. I've met a few people that have dabbled in the advertising industry or would at least have loved to work there. It is indeed a very competitive industry, though. Only the most creative and silver-tongued can survive the battle of cost versus delivering the message to a target market versus creativity versus implementation to a great idea and put it all in various types of media like the picture on the inset.

When I think about the best advertising I've seen so far, it was the old Globe Handyphone commercial. I cant seem to remember the official title of that less-than-30 second ad but it was about a couple sending SMS messages between each other setting up for a date. The reason why they were sending SMS to each other via their huge mobile phones (back then they were considered small) was apparently they were bereft of the gift of speech. Dude, that really stoked me up and it inspired to aspire to be a better writer (despite years of hiatus and off/on inspiration). I remember when I learned that the mother of my daughter was pregnant, I actually sent out an application to one of the popular agencies to become a copywriter but they politely declined my advances. I thought back then maybe it wasn't for me until I saw this.

Maybe I should give it another shot? Perhaps or perhaps not. Now, I am not in the position to take a risk. I still have a daughter to support and another family to help rise from debt and poverty. When I think about it, I am sometimes glad Erin isn't with me. She doesn't have to go through what the rest of the world goes through but I do miss her and wish I could be there but alas, a choice was made on her behalf. Oh well, that's the way the paint spills, just like the Ad; Subtle, creative, and leaves an impression that you either have to learn or it will just keep reminding you.

I seriously need to try again and sleep, I've been awake for a good 22 hours already and I'm risking a good night's sleep just to write this.

Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Workstation Confessionals

I came to work one night, tired as the dead itching for a cigarette

You passed me by shining like a soft light with that oh so beautiful smile

It made me ache for human touch, a warmth not felt for years in this tired old soul

It made me feel that warm glow that has lived in ice for so long

I kept watch over it and tried to fan it, first it was too strong and I blew it away

You smiled again, i tried to keep it away from the ice surrounding my soul

It died down eventually

I think I need you to keep that warm glow, I am happier with you when you are there to keep me warm

I still know not your name, I try not to date inside the office but it lessens the chance of seeing someone like you

I am confused on how to approach this, by god this is so difficult, a choice between principle & selfish reasons

It is never simple, we are always in danger and risk is life and life risks us.

Device warns you if you're boring or irritating

A DEVICE that can pick up on people's emotions is being developed to help people with autism relate to those around them. It will alert its autistic user if the person they are talking to starts showing signs of getting bored or annoyed. One of the problems facing people with autism is an inability to pick up on social cues. Failure to notice that....

Read more when you click at the link below.



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Read it yet? Well, if such a thing does become a thing of existence in the global social structure of autism, I do not see it being a problem established on the alleged Normal people. All of us are still autistic in one way or another. Me for example can turn off emotion by will, I simply choose to feel or at least act normal. Call me a Doppleganger of sorts, My evil twin is playing normal my true self is more of a variance form. It's too liquid and volatile to comprehend when I think about it. I myself am not the only practitioner of such, if you have heard of the cliche "We all wear masks, when will you remove yours?" you know what my point is.

It would be nice to find people who will accept your true form, perhaps it could even make the world a better place but no one, not even me, has the guts to do it.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Palm Kills Foleo. Yes, it's true!

Wow! Looks like Palm took Engadget's criticisms to heart and actually killed the project.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

3rd Gen Nano, Just slightly bigger than your brain!


Rumor has it that the 3rd Generation Nano will be way better than it's predecessors (Think small!). Someone from one of the rumor mill started posting the picture on the left.

If the said evidence is true, it's still a great portable music player and the smaller it is means it is a better form factor for cool people on the go.

There has been futher rumors of a Nano Video version and full screen iPod sans the clickwheel but the whole front is covered by screen. If such a thing is true rejoice all ye Apple fan boys!

I simply can't wait for the official announcement on September the 5th!

Let's cross our fingers and hope!

For Fans Of RTS (Real Time Strategy)...Good News!

Well duh!??!? You must be a non-gamer, or just a regular citizen of the internet if you haven't heard about this. One of the pioneers on RTS has been announced as freeware!

The Original Command and Conquer released as freeware.
(That's just for emphasis!)

Now, if you are an idiot, been living under a rock or have the IQ of a rock, you can now raise your social status by spreading the news.

Click here for the download.

Now since, I've been kind by posting this piece of news. Someone download me a copy! :)

Enjoy!

Friday, August 31, 2007

No Battlestar Galactica For Kevin Smith

A couple days ago Kevin Smith announced that he would be directing an upcoming episode of Battlestar Galactica, but alas it doesn’t seem like it will come to be. Galactica showrunner Ronald D Moore told fans at the official SciFi Channel Web site that a “scheduling conflict” has come up and that Smith is no longer attached to direct an episode."


Which is of course too bad. It looks like it is just going to be Heroes only and Galactica wont be included on his list of works anymore. I've always liked Smith's various creative story lines. Dogma was the best of them despite the controversy.

Oh well, I guess you cant have everything.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Taiwan's Acer to buy Gateway

Taiwan's Acer Inc will buy Gateway Inc for $710 million to double its U.S. presence and unseat China's Lenovo as the world's No. 3 PC maker, while dealing a blow to its efforts to grow in Europe.

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Kevin Smith To Direct Battlestar Galactica & Write/Direct Heroes Episode

The Clerks director has signed on to direct an episode of Battlestar Galactica...Smith also revealed that he will not only direct an episode of the Heroes spin-off show Heroes Origins, but he has also been given full creative control to write the episode and create the character.

This is of course all awesome. I have not seen Kevin Smith direct something along the lines of this kind of genre. Then again, I dont really see much of Kevin's work.

The original story can be found here.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Things You Shouldn't Be Saying When Assisting In Surgery

This piece of advice is dedicated to one of the few friends I know in the field of medicine, Peter Mark who just passed the local Nursing exams. So Mark, How does it feel to be a male nurse eh? Ha ha ha ha

Anyway, you deserve it. When was the last time we really saw you and don't include those times where you just eat and drink at a party (That ain't fair!)?!?!

You owe us a big one before you flutter off to the other side of the world. Next step would be the NCLEX exams. So you study hard and party harder!!!! Woot!!

Here's my 39-part piece of advice....

1. That's cool. Now can you make his
leg
twitch by pressing that one?!

2. Wait a minute, if this is his
spleen,
then what's that?

3. This patient has already had some
kids, am I correct?

4. Oh no! Where's my Rolex?!?!

5. Ya know, there's big money in
kidneys... and this guy's got two of 'em...

6. Well folks, this will be an
experiment for all of us.

7. No, no, no, no, NO!! Dammit..... Oh
well....

8. There go the lights again!

9. Could you stop that thing from
beating; it's throwing off my
concentration.

10. Sterile schmerile. The floor's
clean, right?

11. Rover! Come back with that. Bad
dog!

12. Oops! Hey, has anyone ever survived
from 500 ml of this stuff before?

13. OK, now take a picture from this
angle. This is truly a freak of nature.

14. FIRE! FIRE! Everyone get out!

15. What's this doing here?

16. What do you mean "You want a
divorce?!?"

17. I hate it when they're missing
stuff
in here.

18. Oh no! Page 47 of the manual is
missing!

19. I wish I hadn't forgotten my
glasses...

20. Everybody stand back! I lost my
contact lens!

21. Better save that. We'll need it for
the autopsy.

22. Hand me that... uh... that uh...
that thingy there.

23. Accept this sacrifice, O Great Lord
of Darkness.

24. What do you mean he wasn't in for a
sex change...?

25. Someone call the janitor - we're
going to need a mop.

26. Holy cow! What's that?

27. I was at a wine tasting when they
called me in for surgery.

28. Don't worry. I think it is sharp
enough.

29. Nurse, did this patient sign the
organ donation card?

30. Anyone see where I left that
scalpel?

31. "Pass the scalpel" ..."Sure! Here
you go, Dr. Kevorkian!"

32. So you think its this one? I think
its that one, lets toss a coin

33. Coffee break time

34. Can you hear me now?

35. Quick, hide the stash!

36. I know this face, that is the cop
that pulled me over last week

37. Ya, think we should have waited for
the surgeon?

38. Don't worry, she can't hear you!

39. I've done this a million times,
lets see if I can do it with my eyes
closed....ooops, guess not!


Enjoy and Congratulations!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

People Who Fidget Are Less Likely To Be Obese

Scientists working in Germany and the US say they have found a "fidget" molecule and if you have it in your genes you are less likely to be fat. Fidgeters of the world say, "well, duh, all that moving around is good exercise".

Well, DUH indeed. I do tend to fidget sometimes when I'm bored. In reading the article from the BBC it seems people who fidget have less chances of being obese. Genome mapping still has a far way to go and we are discovering more intimate details of what builds up the human body.

Nevertheless, diet and exercise is still the best approach to a great bod!



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Friday, August 17, 2007

I Finally Have A Chance At Showbiz!

It was a typical day at work.

Cases to resolve, shouting matches to be heard and the usual quips between team mates and bosses.

The D then just turned off those big ass speakers of his, and candidly announced on who wants to show up for a shoot as his friend is looking for some extras for a short commercial for Eastwood(ugh! but it's a start).

Everyone started chatting up and at this stage you can seperate those who have guts with the ones with the huge cojones (or really huge ego's!). I'm in for the latter so I signed up.

Take note, two of my team mates have been through this cycle before, I believe Andi did it professionally for a while. Nap did it just for the money in Darna on GMA. I know what you are thinking right now, do we get paid or do we get laid?

Neither.

They did pay us in food and 2 free movie passes with certain exclusions. (Bah! It doesn't matter, The nationwide television audience gets to see moi in the boobtube!)

When the phones clocked 8AM, we all raced down to the ground floor off the building and met with the D's friend, whose a looker but not my type.

We were all anticipating what would happen next and everyone was in a good mood and elated at the fact that the commercial will be shown in local cable channel ETC.

I started chatting up the group asking where the hell my personal PA is and who will be doing my makeup? (At this point, I wish I wore a better shirt) Everyone laughed of course.

We took a walk up to Eastwood Cinema 1 and they were already starting the shoot with a preview of Surf's Up (boring movie, really!). I was expecting a lot of pretty people scampering about doing some tweaking but no, it was just a bunch of people sitting around with the Director huddling with his production crew on how to get the best effect for the commercial. There were 3 models in the middle aisle of the 3 row from the bottom, All pretty and dolled up but again, not my type. I am not a big fan of make up. I detest it in fact, but of course, always patient when they insist.

Anyway, we were instructed to sit on some of the top rows off-camera and the Director provided some instructions on how we should react once the camera pans over to us. "Just laugh as if you are actually enjoying yourself." says the Director. We were all provided some popcorn on top with gobs of tissue at the bottom and some empty plastic cups for sodas. (How impressive is that?)

The Director started hollering "Action!" and in a few secs he signaled us to laugh which we did. It was awkward at first but since the awkward ambiance was laughable I started feeling giddy and really did laugh. Alan who was just on front row, started throwing out his popcorn on the back row (me!) and I started cursing him like a marine. (I felt insulted about the popcorn which typically had no flavor at all, If it had some real butter on it I would not mind as I would catch them by my mouth! he he he)

That took about 3 or 4 takes. It didn't seem funnier after the first two but hey, it still a shoot and it ain't everyday you get the chance to be shown on TV.

We were asked to move around and the D, Nap and I ended up in the left side of the theater just a 5 or 6 rows from the bottom. I had a better view of the commercial models and I am still unimpressed. Then a couple came in and it was like someone puked one of those girly model magazine's on them. According to Nap she looks like Katrina Halili, I really could not see because it was too dark, even with my glasses on.

During this particular scene, The Director asked us to do the same as previous but when Nap heard the director say action, he started laughing before the signal, I started laughing also!

It was another 2-3 takes and I was starting to grow bored. When it was all over we were asked to go to Something Fishy. It was the usual bad breakfast buffet. I don't know why people are that impressed with their food. It sucks, I was better off eating at home but I can't complain as it was free.

We were all chatting about the events that transpired hours ago. I checked my watch and it was 11AM. Sigh, I had to scramble for home.

Overall, it was something to be proud of. I sure hope our scenes don't get cut out of the commercial. I'll wait for the soft copy and probably try out the video blogging feature in blogger and do an upload.

Till next time.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Kevin Smith To Direct Heroes Spinoff.

Announced at Comic-Con, The crowd was abuzz on the latest hit in TV Seriesland. If you have never watched the series, by gods man! You are certainly missing a lot!

-Story provided by Reuters


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Monday, July 30, 2007

Warning: Bible Spoiler

Just recently, there has been controversy surrounding a poster who basically spoiled the ending of the Harry Potter Series Book 7.

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I Miss Highschool!

When I saw this picture, I suddenly miss high school. No, I don't miss the promiscuity of high school (Well, fine maybe a little) but I do regret not knowing enough people during those 4 years.

I remember almost nothing from my High school. Too much partying and those years were all a haze to me.

I do regret not keeping in contact, then again I have never had a friend I knew more than 13 years keep in close contact with me consistently.

Damn, wish I could relive those memories and do better with whatever passes of as friends and acquaintances I have right now. Then again I am not really a big fan of keeping long-term relationships with friends, I usually move on too quickly.

In the lighter side of this post, Whatever those two are doing, they are hot!!!

W000t! :)

Bob Barker takes final bow on "The Price Is Right"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Giving away one more car to an ecstatic contestant, TV host Bob Barker taped his last round of "The Price Is Right" on Wednesday, ending 35 years as host of America's longest-running game show and five decades on network television. "I thank you for inviting me into your homes for more than 50 years," Barker said.

As soon as this story was posted, Rumors have been circulating among various forums that several candidates were being considered for the post. The few that I remember, was Rosie O' Donnel, George Hamilton, John O'Hurley.

It seems that the current winner would be Drew Carrey. Well, A little youth would never hurt the show. He has the very obscure charisma which would be a welcome addition to the show.

I loved the price is right as a kid. It was fun to guess the prices based on what you don't know about the economics of the other side of the world.

Sigh Those were simpler times, I truly miss it yet barely remember...

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Biased Polls

Ahhh, Yes! A discovery has been found on why certain governments have achieved very favorable polls. Make me think if I put a sticker on one of the traffic polls in RCBC for stopping traffic lights and adding the question....















Is the [C] hicken [G] od hot?


Favorable Polls, here I come!

Not that I need the re-assurance but a little affirmation would not hurt wouldn't it?

He he he he

Enjoy!

Friday, July 27, 2007

News Flash: The (Un)Official Symbol Of Marriage Recognized By The ISO

Finally, After years of research on the social structure sponsored by the United Nations Development Program, UN Population Division, & other related organizations. They have finally approved an ISO International Symbol Of Marriage applicable worldwide regardless of Race, Color, & Creed. It has been deemed as one of the most apt, covering female dominance on the basic unit of society & an actual economic phenomenon recognized internationally by every Testosterone drive male who forcibly or willingly signs the legally acceptable & social traditions of union between male & female.






Enjoy!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

An Unlucky Weekend

It seems someone made some sort of voodoo ritual for me this weekend. I didn't go to work the last 2 days of the week. My cold eventually has made a nice home which caused my white blood cells to react and create a bad fever which rendered me useless.

FRIDAY NIGHT:

Then while taking a good nights sleep on Friday, I accidentally knocked off my Inspiron and broke the AC adapter connector. I thought I could probably solder it back when the crack of dawn came so I went to sleep. When the sun rose up the whole rubber covering may have brittled up and completely separated itself from the cord.

Damn!

It didn't matter though, It's pay day and I guess I can cough up a few thou to buy a new one locally.

SATURDAY MORNING:

My mom woke me up asking to print out a document my dad made from the Inspiron. I knew I had a power problem and I turned on the unit and quickly turned up the knob on all power saving features. I had to copy all the documents, videos, and other stuff to the mangy old desktop that I had. I was able to get most of it but missed a few. Hopefully when I get that new AC adapter for the Inspiron I can get everything up and organized.

SATURDAY EARLY AFTERNOON:

My office mate sent me an SMS message, I thought it was just the usual complaints of not getting what they actuall deserved. Her group has not been given a chance to be heard out by management on the way they get their performance appraisal increase. Then I checked the ATM machine and I gasped...

I got the lowest possible pay in my paygrade and it sucks.

I was flabbergasted by the whole thing. My plans on that AC adapter went to the bottom of the priority barrel. Then I thought of the monthly electric bill which ate 3/4ths of my pay check. i also had to think about my daughter's 2 week requirement of milk & diapers. Eventually, I had to decide to dip into my nest egg to make sure everything was covered.


I had to make sure that the electric bill got paid and then Erin. Everything else seems so minor.


I checked the other account where I kept my small stash and I was a bit surprised that I have a lot I could spend on.

Of course, my priority should still be those who rely heavily on me.

I quickly tried to check how much an AC adapter costs and it would damage my wallet around less than Php2500 depending where I buy it. I hope I get the best deal from TipidPC.com.

I tried to figure out how I can spread my meager paycheck to all my required expenses and bills to be paid. I finally figured out a deal but during that time most of the ATM's were down and the other had a reaaaalllly long line. I figured what the heck. I'll try the line and see how it goes.

SATURDAY LATE AFTERNOON:
I planned on seeing my daughter and bring my bi-weekly obligation with the go ahead from her mom. She said "Sure. I ain't at home but you can still go." So I did, when I rang the doorbell, Joan went out and told me that my daughter isn't there. Then it hit me, it seems the fates have decided to extend the pain (which I have not gotten used to yet) of not seeing my daughter.

I went home dejected as usual and instead of wallowing in the usual emotional pain, I opted to do something productive. I worked on the computers back at home. It took me quite a while to figure stuff out as it has been a while since I last opened up these boxes for a loooong time. I've decided when the purse strings are not so tight, I had better borrow or buy a USB-IDE adapter. I knew it would make everything easier when doing common backups without cracking open my boxes.

Well, It has been an unlucky weekend. I've given giving optimism for the week. As the Magic 8-ball says, "Try again, next time"

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Male Chaunvism Getting Out Of Hand?

Busy, Busy, Busy

The word of the week which is why I missed a post last week. Anyway, While at work I've been entertaining people with quips, stupid anecdotes, stories for the odd and whatever crap I can think of.

It helps alleviate the time while my boss asked me to manage the team while he was away on training for 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Something I'll be going through as soon as my turn comes up.

Enough of that. I've been mocking people of whatever station, walk of life, position, etc. Perhaps it's my own little contribution to ensure that everyone knows there place and we all have our limits when it comes to viewing a part of society as a whole.

Popular culture dictated that Men are superior to Women. I use the word "dictate" in the past tense because the world is once again evolving itself and this belief may be losing it's value.

Then the picture above shows up.

he he he he

Some people still stick to the old idea that women are never good at math. There are a lot of scientific studies that show society is to blame. My follow up question is, what makes up society?

Well, it would be the same idiots that could be reading this post.

Funny, to see but think some more and you may or may not be affected by the picture.

I'm guessing that your reaction would be dependent on the ratio of testosterone and estrogen in your body.

Oh yes, on a side note It's dating season! he he he

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

What You Find In Spam & Other Stories

It's another Monday at work. (groan)

I came in 1 minute less than 45 minutes because I thought it was still Sunday till realization spit in my face.

I was late.

Of course, besides me there are also others that have other excuses (Mine is a reason, not an excuse) why they are late or absent. I had to be given a written warning despite my supervisor's reluctance to serve them like jury duty papers. "Orders from the top" He says. Well, It's his job and why will I stop him if his reasons are reasonable? I made the usual promise (I will try my best to commit to it) to him and assurance that I'll do better.

Thanks D, SILO is and always proud of you!!

Anyway, as soon as I logged in to my terminal (Windows really sucks) I immediately checked the local support email of the past few days while my department was at it's weekends off.

I actually spent it watching Ocean's 13 which is a really cool movie and copying the new House season and watching it was part of the reason I came in late. That's for another post though...not here!

Checking email for the whole team is a drag, I think this caused my eyes to be come worse because some people fax in with very awful handwriting.

I do have bad handwriting that is why I work in computers.

I remember an old quip by one of my ex girlfriends (Who exactly, I do not remember) who exclaimed, "Your handwriting is so difficult to understand, I can understand Egyptian hieroglyphics better!".

It's funny, yet it's true.

It's a boring, redundant task but someone has to do it, ME!

While scanning and one by one eliminating spam off our email database, I chanced upon some forwarded messages from our customers who may have added our support email address to their personal contacts list. They must really like us or hate us!

Here is one of the first I found. It was actually written in Spanish and I had to ask my bitch Jack (or Joaquin) to translate. He read the first slide and started mumbling about this is what happens when you far in your dive suit. The next slide shows the picture on the right side.

(pause for comic effect laughter here)

I didn't get it at first but when Jack told me the translation, I laughed so hard! I wonder what he had for breakfast before or during the dive that caused this idiot to fart so much!

He he he he

Now, We all know that the Lion is considered the King of the Animal world. The picture to the left subscribes to the old adage, "Behind every great person is a screaming, nagging woman!".

Now, we have proof! Take that Animal Planet!





Ah well, It's still the start of the week. I hope you enjoyed this little anecdote. If you have any reactions (Violent, peaceful or your laughing so hard you'd swear a little pee came out) post a comment.

Enjoy!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Motel Rooms Spice Up With Themed Rooms?

It has been a crazy week. It is so crazy that I have not even blogged a single thing last week but collected quite a number of bloggable posts.

I've been multi-tasking during my waking hours. Doing casework, calling out to handle escalations, helping my co-workers out, flirting via SMS with a girl that I've been seeing, and listening to my iPod. Everything was done almost simultaneously and I still could not believe I made it through the week.

I told the girl I was seeing that I won't be going out this weekend as I am mentally and physically drained. She asked me how about emotionally, I told her that I got used to the fact that I am always emotionally drained that I have practically ignored my emotional needs to pursue the need of others. She awwed and cooed a bit about being there and will make up for it once we see each other. That is indeed a nice thought. It's nice to feel loved once in a while and being cared for by someone you are slowly getting attached to.

Anyway, here is something strange yet funny when I took an alternate route home. If you have known me long enough I may have mentioned Wise Motel's Glow In The Dark theme rooms. I can imagine it to be freaky that you may not get your jollies off especially when you use glow in the dark rubber for a little coupling!

It seems like one of the largest local motel chains will not stand down for this and made up their own concept of theme rooms....

Victoria Court's Theme Rooms

  • The Matrix Room
Yep. You read it right, dear reader. This comes with the tagline Take Control. I am not really sure what that is supposed to mean but I am betting that if you are into BDSM and some other control-freak sexual orientation, this certainly would be the room for that raunchy violent couple.

  • X-men Room
This was what really inspired (or urged) me to blog about this.

Unleash the power

I guess that was supposed to end with a high note. Well, it really didn't do anything for me. It got me to think of 2 humongous lesbians doing muff dives of off each other.

Ewwwww...Hey, I love to see 2 carpet munchers going at it as much as the next guy but, dude. We are talking huge, hairy, fat chicks digging whatever they are trying to find between their thighs. The thought makes me shudder.

If you are familiar with one of Hollywood's first successful comic franchises, you ought to remember the über-futurustic door to Cerebro. The picture shown on the print ad actually did show a picture of that door. Im guessing you have to do some sort of Jedi Mind Trick for that door to work.

I even tried to take a picture of the print ads but all I got was a lousy and vague impression of an impressionist painting by a painter who puked out the watercolor he was supposed to use for paint.

My cam on the phone really sucks. I wish I made more money and the card abuser who actually uses my card instead of me pays the card bills up front so that I can get to use it,

Well, That was indeed a crazy week. If I find something new and strange to blog about I'll post it.

Thanks for reading.

FINALLY! A $199 Laptop To Hit Stores In August

A laptop for those of us who just want to take notes and surf the web while in class. The price? $199 USD....

I read the article and I do have a few questions.

How is the battery life?
Notebooks are made for portability and it would be pointless lugging it around and keep plugging it everywhere to use it.

Does it have the option for WiFi?
3G is great but most are still using the free WiFi found in certain areas and an option for it would be great.

The storage looks fair enough providing the cost plus if it is just for simple web browsing, notes, and common workload without the heavy graphics this could be ideal.

Frankly, I wonder how will this match up to the OLPC that was just released if a consumer version was available.

Then again, for newbies and cheapskates, this might be a nice starter kit for people just getting jacked in to the net.



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Lucky Monkey

Well at least someone is getting lucky!

It seems our fine friends have experienced human culture after captivity.

How lucky can this guy get?













From the human point of view, Mr. Monkey seems a bit conscious of what is going on. This reminds me of the first book in the bible, Genesis.

Mr. Monkey now feels what Adam felt when Eve ate the apple. He just took advantage after appreciating wha
t he saw.

Hot Off The Press: Isaiah Washington Out Of Grey's Anatomy

"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore," Washington said in a statement released through his publicist, Howard Bragman, without elaboration.

The title says it all. It seems the surgeon who has a God-complex does have it in real-life. I am not sure what happens to the predicted spin-off without him but I hope it works out.

I wonder how Christina Yang feels after the loss of her partner in the series. I haven't really watched season 3 yet but.....

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Book Publisher Resorts To Cheap Stunts: Steals Google Laptops

Apparently the CEO of Macmillan Publishers decided to swipe two Google laptops from Google's booth at BookExpo America, wait for Google employees to notice the missing laptops (took about an hour) and then claim that he was just giving Google "a taste of their own medicine."

I don't see what this proves but it seems a juvenile act. So what if they stole laptops from the biggest search engine to date? I firmly believe that as long as they are credited properly for their efforts, they can still make money off of the publishing industry. This of course should be done within reasonable limits, Companies are still there for profit but in the back of their minds, they are still there to provide a service (for a profit!)

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Are you Racist?

This Test made by Harvard will tell you.Take the test -- You may be surprised.It's just 20 minutes max. Would it kill you to try?



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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

What Would Happen If The Entire Chinese Population Jumped At Once?

Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Null.


There was something similar recreated in a German rock festival recently.

The scientific explanation can be found here.


Now, if the whole Chinese population farted, would that prove an old email claiming that the power of such a feat would equal a small nuclear bomb?

If so, then China is not only a economic super power but their true strength would be in their people.

Be afraid, be very afraid....

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Monday, June 04, 2007

A New Symptom

This past week, I've discovered something new. I think I have developed Vertigo. Every time I make a sharp turn somewhere, I get dizzy. It sucks but at least it doesn't reach the point that I have to regurgitate every time I have to rush.

I think I'll be having trouble getting to work tonight. I've felt nervous thinking I would be hit by a truck or something because of this new symptom I've acquired somewhere.

Hmmm...I wonder if I can get Dr. House to have a looksie...

*Takes a sharp turn somewhere*

Belch!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Heroes - Volume 1

If you check the time this was posted you will not be surprised.

Yep. I do go online around this time when I get home from work and when I am not busy on the weekends I normally don't wake up at this sacrilegious hour of 8:17 AM (PHT).

Quick, ask me why!!!!


I'll blame it on my notebook and Heroes. I finally finished the whole first season and I can sum it up in one word:

AWESOME!!!

The whole season was so exciting and full of hanging story lines that you simply could not wait for the next episode. The season ender also was not a cliff hanger but it will indeed keep you coming back for Volume 2, titled "Generations".

The plot seems to point outthat everything has ended till you see a preview of next season. Im sure it will be a hit and with the right moves it may even surpass the current comic franchise trend.

Kudos to Tim Kring and his writers for doing a most awesome job.

You made my 2nd quarter feel a bit better despite the personal stuff I have been struggling with.

Thank you!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Amazing Mystery Of The New AACS Key Leak


Today I had a remarkable conversation with an anonymous tipster who had a fascinating story to tell about the latest AACS key leak...

This was an original story at boingboing. It's a short one but very entertaining. It was really a surprise when an alleged prank comment was apparently true!


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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Polish Government Launches Probe To Determine Teletubbies Sexual Orientation

The Polish government has announced plans to launch an official investigation into the sexual orientation of the Teletubbies. Does Poland have nothing better to do?

Well, While they are at it, They might want to consider what that purple creature in McDonald's is for and what gender does it represent. I'd love to subpoena the makers of Winnie the Pooh on why he doesn't wear underwear and if Bert and Ernie are really a gay couple.


Hey, They are both actors and we know gay people love the theater!

Frankly, I wish they would just donate some money to my bank account. I'll bet they would feel much more satisfied.



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Monday, May 28, 2007

Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End

Due to a series of unfortunate events, I watched one of the most anticipated movie franchises of the past 3 years.

I went with a girlfriend instead of my co-worker because she had the chills. I can't blame her predicament. The sky shows a lot of rapid changes in temperature, the wind starts to turn cold, and a slight drizzle from above stakes it's obvious claim that a wet season has started.

The usual suspects are in attendance in this movie. Johnny Depp as the witty yet charming Jack Sparrow along with the rest of the cast, Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley, etc, etc.

Perhaps the most notable of the cast would Chow Yun-Fat. He plays his part well albeit a short one. When playing a quasi-monarchial, eyebrow-raising, pirate lord, Chow shows that he can both be humble and kingly no matter how drab the outfit.

Special mention also go to Mackenzie Crook and Pintel. They finally had some importance besides comic relief. They both remind me of Alan Wudyk (Carrot Top squire) and Mark Addy (The Full Monty fat guy). They play comic roles in the film but in this particular pirate movie at least Mackenzie Crook has a bit of importance in relation to his wooden eye.

Which reminds me, Paul Bettany should do a solo comic movie soon. He was freaking funny and always leaves a lasting impression.

Ahhh well, I digress again....I think I am going to have a migraine soon but it doesn't matter.

No One Cares

Friday, May 25, 2007

Tower of Babble

The humidity of the local weather has been calming down the last few days. We've been getting rain in very minuscule quantities across the whole city. Of course, a cooler climate is always a welcome friend, especially for people like me who sleep during the day.

Another co-Case Manager has left the company to pursue a better paying (but more responsibilities) trade in a different company. Congratulations to Anwar!

This weekend, I'm hoping to get a co-worker to watch Pirates at the Greenbelt movie theater. It's been a while since I took someone out. It's just a casual date. No funny stuff as I am there for the company and nay for romance.

I can't wait. Shrek the Third was a disaster and I did not really enjoy it as much as the ads say about it.

Hopefully, I post in better reviews on Pirates and something exciting on the forthcoming night!

Time to doze off....

Most Useless Sign Ever!



What does it even mean?

Post your comments...


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Thin Is In

That's right ladies and gents. This is a notebook, not a skinny model. It's almost as thin as a Motorola Razr and very light. This would be ideal for most people who like to bring in their notebooks with almost no effort. I hear the specs are pretty wicked by today's standards, let's just hope it's as good in the real world as it is in paper.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

William Gibson's Neuromancer Finally Coming to the Big Screen!

William Gibson's bestseller novel that was first published in 1984, Neuromancer, is being brought to the big screen by indie producer Peter Hoffman. The project will get a $70 million budget with Joseph Kahn currently set to direct...


This news is sooo awesome. I think this is the second or third time that plans to make a movie about Neuromancer hit the net. Nothing solid, though.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Spiderman 3 is a disappointment

I just got home from the movie theater and was very disappointed.

I was better off watching Spiderman 3 on DVD in the comfort of my own home. It was all hype. The story line was a bit weak and too much villains against one person. Topher Grace played Eddie Brock and If I remember correctly he was actually a big bully doing free lance photography so I am not sure why and how he got the part.

Im hoping for a better sequel to this. I hear Spiderman 4 is in the works.

Well, I am not an easy person to please and my standards were always high on some counts.

I guess that's why I'm still single, constantly dating but never in a serious relationship.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Global Warming - In My Own Bed!!!

It is sooooooo hot!

I've woken up at this ungodly hour (Daytime is ungodly for me) on this last day of work.

Someone mentioned a funny anecdote and this would I apply to what I feel right now. Waking up from bed, drenched in sweat and as I make a huge effort to stand up I check the bed I just left..

There's an outline of my body, similar to a crime scene.

I thought to myself, the summer gets hotter every year, someone should put a stop to it.

So I did....

The fan is turned up all the way high and I've put a bowl of ice just in front of it so the coolness is swept by the humid air my fan brings. Ahhhhh refreshing!

I've kept a constant supply of peach flavored C2 (Yummy!) in the fridge near my room and have been drinking it like alcohol.

With all the taxes the government steals way from my paycheck they should be able to control the weather!!! Grrrr....the sun is simply not my thing. I am a winter solstice and moon worshipper, I need my cold weather!

I should stop now before I scream my bloody guts out and add more heat to the already warm weather!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Spiderman 3 & Other Movies

Hey!

Spiderman 3 opened up on the 1st of May. I wasn't able to watch it on the date of it's local premiere but what the hell, I hear that it was doing almost 24 hour showing on the other side of the world so I am guessing that something similar would happen at the local cinema scene.

I was hoping to see it at the only IMax theater at SM Mall of Asia but then if it is going to be shown in 2D on an IMax screen then it defeats the purpose of watching it under a more aural/visually-exhilarating environment.

I've been hearing people talking about it and it seems most people I see have seen it but me.

I've considered putting in a list of movies I'd like to watch this year:

  • Spiderman 3
  • Shrek the Third
  • Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End
  • Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Transformers
  • The Simpsons in 2D

Im looking forward to this 3rd quarter for more dates in the movies and dinner. I really should ask someone out from the office, probably just to get a feel of what it's like to date within your own prison.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Event Skipping - Time Away From The World

I've survived, yet another week of work. I finally bought the latest available book from Raymond Feist called, Flight Of The Nighthawks. It was a very short read and I agree on the reviews that this would have been a better side story than part of the main vein of the saga.

Then again it was a change on how the story was approached but a bit similar to Shadow of A Dark Queen.

Anyway, it was entertaining and kept me company for the 3 days I have been reading it.

This would be Kay's last week in our team. I'm sorry to see her go but hey when an opportunity to improve oneself is bidden then you welcome it with open arms. My only regret was not knowing her enough but then again I don't see anything we actually have in common. I find her annoyingly pretty and entertaining. She is very distracting which is why I didn't agree to sit beside her even when she asks. I'm sure she understands.

I didn't go to any parties, dates, or what not this week. I am not in the mood plus there are bills to pay so I cannot afford to risk any funding to unnecessary entertainment.

Speaking of bills, I've already done my part on seeing my daughter and brought her what I was told she needs. In return, she broke my glasses. Just like what any 4-year old will do. I should have taught her how to apologize but then again, I cannot start a lesson and leave it unfinished so I will leave that to the person that will play Father on my behalf which I estimate will be soon enough. The mother of my daughter said nothing but just a simple take care when I left early. I have too much on my mind to worry about it, I'll worry about it next time.

That reminds me, I've already switch brands from Winston Lights to Marlboro Reds. A small change indeed but the other changes I'll make will be slowly detaching myself from others. I think it's about time she had a father who will always be there, not someone who just shows up once a week. I hear that can cause confusion and it might hamper her upbringing. Well, I wish I could be there but not in this lifetime. Unless they provide me a good reason, of course.

That's my time away from the world spent on sleeping and catching up on reading, emails, and this blog.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Yet Another First Day At Work

I started work again after a 5-day sabbatical that was filled more with dates (Some casual, Some a bit more he he he) than spending it with the people I really wanted to spend time with. The dates were ok but all of them were at the beginning stage (Which basically means I spent more than I should have but it was worth it!) of finding out if there will be sparks or not.

Anyhoo, When I came in to work it was just your typical Monday, follow up on an obscene amount of email, check any case updates that might require my precious attention (I wish I could fit 24 hours in an 8 hour shift), and follow up on the latest in the office.

On the course of the day, One of my co-case managers mentioned a funny story about one of her cases. The customer wanted a replacement. We politely declined because her case simply did not fit the bill for replacement. The customer, irate and adamant at getting what she wanted, kept on rambling about the service and the performance of the unit she purchased. I never did get the exact details but I estimate the conversation to have lasted 15 to 45 mins.

My friend the case manager then decided to send her a free box for service repairs (We usually charge them on the midrange-low end models) of course the customer was elated but had a very important question....

Does the free box contain a replacement model? (Insert comedic drum roll here)

Now do you realize that obnoxiousness and stupidity are not hindered by international borders?

Geez! Thanks for brightening my day Kay, That was fricking awesome! :)

Christ, look at the time!!! I need to try and get some sleep!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

When You Are No Longer Welcome In Their Hearts

I walked home tonight coming from the mother of my daughter's home.

I saw this couple holding hands and thought to myself if I would ever experience that again. They were just so sweet and once you saw the way they looked at each other you simply knew they were happy.

While watching them it felt like everything stopped and this couple were the only entities moving. I did feel kind of lonely.

I felt like I was staring so I nudged myself to self-awareness and caught myself thinking, Was I destined to be alone?

I'm not sure what triggered the question but there it was. I felt like it was something that started to eat at me ever since I started seeing my daughter and her mother. I've dated a couple of people, referred by friends, acquaintances, co-workers but never really found anyone I really liked. I then remembered that I have always been comparing my dates to a former ex-girlfriend that was never meant to be. I've never been so overwhelmed by a thought and these sudden rush of emotions made me weak. I knew I missed that particular ex-girlfriend of a couple of months but we still maintain contact once in a while. I simply liked her show of loyalty, her honesty of what she likes and dislikes, that smile that could just melt your heart and respond in a way that a normal heterosexual wouldn't show in public. In her case, you simply couldn't hold that dam intact once she held your hand and smiled at you.

It was bliss.

Pure and absolute bliss.


While writing this post, I simply couldn't get rid of her nor attempt to forget that smile. It was just futile. I remember both the happy moments, the disappointing situations we've fought over, trials we've faced. She inspired to make sure I protected her from her parents whose reaction was disappointment because we were to young at that time, I protected her from every emotional harm that life can dispense when we were together. I remember one time when email was at it's infancy we apologized both at the same time because of some trivial matter both of us fought over. I never intended to write her an email but I did and after sending that email and checked my own (This was the days of POP3 email, webmail was realtively new back then) I thought she replied quickly but as I read it it was apparently something she wrote of her own volition.

I always thought that we would be together but after months we talked, a heartfelt talk, and we knew that we were simply too alike and we thought that eventually this will go on. I asked her if she wanted to stop it, she looked at me and I dreaded the way her eyes answered me. She did provide me a good explanation though as to why and she did make me understand.

The last time we were together was when I was rejected repeatedly by the mother of my daughter. I was dumbfounded when she told me she found, what she thinks is someone she can be with forever. A pinch was all I felt but as soon as the feeling subsided I felt that she was happy. I thought I would be jealous but I didn't, somehow both my mind and heart agreed that we would never wish anything else for her but to be happy. Then it was that smile again, That smile that could make everyone sigh, it made me feel better when I felt cast away, just like what the mother of my daughter did. I was in fact I was surprised that I wasn't.

She did give me a lot of good advice about moving on, seeing other people, start life anew. It was difficult but I would like to thank her for keeping my dark side at bay and showing me the light at the end of that tunnel.

So, Nikki, this post is dedicated to you. Thank you for the laughter, the best advice I've heard from anyone, and the companionship for those multiple situations when I felt rejected and forced down in to a hole. Thank god you were there to get me out or my daughter would have known a different father besides me.

I've pulled you out of your own hole and taught you what I have learned and in turn did the same to me. I wish I could find someone just like you since I assume that everyone I tried to love has found someone else better than me. I just wish everything was different and we would once again conquer the world both alone and together.

I Miss You.