February 27, 2008

12th KARANCHO Annual National Conventionnagpunta ako sa 12th National Convention ng Kababayan Riders Association for New Cultural Harmony and Order (KARANCHO) na ginanap sa Almendras Gymnasium, Davao City noong January 25-26, 2008.

dsc07420.jpgpasyal sa people’s park

dsc07512.jpgat dito ako nag stay..



February 27, 2008

nagsimula sa isang panawagan na humantong dito.

mga bigatin sa wordpress ang nandun. si kiko, si chuckie, si malen, si kengkay, si antuken, si pusa, si yuri, si lenggai, si nika at si selvo.
nakakatuwa lang na minsan sa handheld radio naseset-up dati ang thrill and tension sa eyeball. i belonged to a nationwide amateur radio group until now. but way back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, the blogging and chatting now was simply ‘kitkit’ back then.

but i guess the psycohology of eyeball is still the same. the physical proximity is but an affirmation that be it the airwaves or the blogosphere, friendships can be forged because of common bond.

natutuwa lang ako sa eyeball, pero di ako kasali dun..hehehe

pag punta kayo sa probinsya namin, eb tayo ha. (wish ko lang)


robin mendoza aka dj azrael

February 26, 2008

this is where you could find the hottest mix from the coolest dj in the blogosphere.

tsaka ambait pa.

hail the dj!!


..what’s in a name?

February 20, 2008

gingertea’s page brought me to rukee’s site, then here.

You entered: dindo meroyThere are 10 letters in your name.
Those 10 letters total to 59
There are 4 vowels and 6 consonants in your name.
Your number is: 5The characteristics of #5 are: Expansiveness, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom.The expression or destiny for #5:
The number 5 Expression endows with the wonderful characteristic of multi-talents and versatility. You can do so many things well. The tone of the number 5 is constructive freedom, and in your drive to attain this freedom, you will likely be the master of adaptability and change. You are good at presenting ideas and knowing how to approach people to get what you want. Naturally, this gives you an edge in any sort of selling game and spells easy success when it comes to working with people in most jobs. Your popularity may lead you toward some form of entertainment or amusement. Whatever you do, you are clever, analytical, and a very quick thinker.

If there is too much of the 5 energy in your makeup, you may express some the negative attitudes of the number. Your restless and impatient attitude may keep you from staying with any project for too long. Sometimes you can be rather erratic and scatter yourself and your energies. You have a hard time keeping regular office hours and maintaining any sort of a routine. You tend to react strongly if you sense that your freedom of speech or action is being impaired or restricted in any way. As clever as you are, you may have a tendency to make the same mistakes over and over again because much of your response is glib reaction rather that thoughtful application. You are in a continuous state of flux brought by constantly changing interests.

Your Soul Urge number is: 8

A Soul Urge number of 8 means:
With an 8 soul urge, you have a natural flair for big business and the challenges imposed by the commercial world. Power, status and success are very important to you. You have strong urges to supervise, organize and lead. Material desires are also very pronounced. You have good executive abilities, and with these, confidence, energy and ambition.

Your mind is analytical and judgment sound; you’re a good judge of material values and also human character. Self-controlled, you rarely let emotions cloud judgment. You are somewhat of an organizer at heart, and you like to keep those beneath you organized and on a proper track. This is a personality that wants to lead, not follow. You want to be known for your planning ability and solid judgment.

The negative aspects of the 8 soul urge are the often dominating and exacting attitude. You may have a tendency to be very rigid, sometimes stubborn.

Your Inner Dream number is: 6

An Inner Dream number of 6 means:
You dream of guiding and fostering the perfect family in the perfect home. You crave the devotion from offspring and a loving spouse. You picture yourself in the center of a successful domestic unit.



February 20, 2008


…a scene in lion king where simba was lifted up by rafiki from atop an elevated protruding rock as the awed subjects in the animal kingdom curtsied to the heir to the throne.

aah! the circle of life…


a day in an ant’s life

February 20, 2008

90 kph on my trusty Yamaha crypton would not get me to the office for the 8:00am log-in. The higher Management issued a memo last week requiring even Branch Manager to comply with the log-in/log-out rule. Goodbye flexi-time.

I had set my cp the night before to wake me up at 5:30

in the morning. I think the answer to the call of the sixth basic need at midnight, and the three-day old flu, made it necessary to double the effort to get up when my Nokia 6020 (N95 Music Edition has not been delivered—my wish!!) got on under my pillow.

First on the list is request wifey to make me a steaming cup of the elixir of life—coffee, anyone? Hmmmn, the aroma just doesn’t fail to wake me up

Off with a pail, I went down to fetch water for bathing. Mayor Nonoy’s 30-M water system project, long overdue but seen to swing Poblacion’s vote in their in this year’s midterm election, is not yet fully operational. Our faucet would have you waiting till dawn before it fills up a five-gallon container. Someone said World War III would erupt because of water. Good thing I have a jetmatic water pump right in my backyard, my personal project after I was elected to the barangay council in 2002.

School-age kids from the neighborhood, regular fixtures on weekdays at the water pump now that classes has started (weekend will be for the ‘nanays’ with their laundry), offered to fill up my pail. It took 22 strokes to fill it up, I counted. It must have been a good way to warm up to the morning chill before the first drops of water touch your body in bathing. But, the kids insisted.

Seven trips from the pump to the bathroom, interjected with quick sip of the coffee, and I have enough for me, and the kids later.

Next came the ukay-ukay time at the closet. (Where is that manual of the 5S?) I prepared two sets of office wear. Thursday uniform is just unbearable in the summer heat, so it’s out of the question. I settled for the reliable modern-cut dark moss green short-sleeved polo matched with brown slack pants (Just how many times have I worn this pair?? I have to shop tomorrow, pronto.—not too fast, he he, 50% of the 13th month pay is not yet released. PAR is neck-high. Whew!) for today. For tomorrow, it would be curdoruy pants and my CU-TE t-shirt, both more than two-year olds. Sigh!!

Wifey did the ironing while I bathe. The kiddies are still fast asleep. In the morning rush, I just miss Chelou—she’s the househelp, what’s on your mind? Five days ago, she went home without saying good bye, the second time she’s done this. The wanderlust youth in her absolves her of her irresponsibility.

After dressing up, my appetite was not on the veggie lumpia we had the night before. Some are in the fridge ready for frying. A few minutes drive saw me at the market to score some breakfast fare with soup. Chicken curry, pork humba, and free beef soup for the kiddo, would be a-okay. To manage time, a quick side trip for gas, complete the journey.

Lingering meal with wifey is a luxury when you have kids. But thanks to Tatay Pule, Chaden has his morning walk outside.

Driving right after a meal causes more gastric acid in the stomach, that’s just a guess more than an expert opinion, actually. And so with ‘ulipon sa gugmang giatay’ blaring in my Sony MP4 earphones, I traversed this route I’ve been taking since January this year, after the latest re-shuffling took effect.

Ricky, the guard, broke into an enigmatic grin when he saw me. You’re late again, sir, he must have said to himself.

After I have checked the results of the transactions the day before, the teller told me to deposit a 1.3-M check to Tacloban


. that’s why I’m here in OCCCI Tacloban Branch.

Actually, I’m tired of typing already. And I still have to make myself a cup of coffee.

Does the title fit? hehehe



October 16, 2007

i can’t recall now how, but his blog is the first blog site that i have visited. in one sitting, i read all his posts. this slave rocks