Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

baklang post 6 | post-anniversary

short update muna!

busy-ness na naman ang inyong abang lingkod dahil truly, madly, deeply ay napakadaming work na dapat pagtuunan ng pansin. hindi tuloy namin nai-celebrate ng maayos ni jason ang aming 2nd year anniversary.

we just had an overnighter in one of tagaytay's not-so-popular-and-yet-so-nice hideaway. it was not really a hotel but sort of a group of small villas. that weekend was a much-needed break for us two since we were both struggling with our schedules.

t house

the highlight, of course, was our dinner at antonio's grill. truly, the best filipino-themed restaurant in this side of town.

heniwey, after a very strenuous month of november, we were able to squeeze in our annual trip abroad. we will be flying to hongkong early tuesday morning para maglamyerda ng bonggang-bongga!

mahanap kaya namin ditey ang aming hot chinito bottom. charot!

kahit kamukha lang ng mga bida sa movie na itechi, keri na.

and by the way, congrachumeleyshens sa asawa ko for the confirmation of his promotion!

galing-galing naman!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

two years hence

two years ago, on this month, i committed to the most wonderful guy in the world.

jason and i met in the most ordinary circumstance. it was just supposed to be a one-nighter but i guess destiny has ways of bringing people together. we decided to jump into it and there was no looking back since then.

i wonder what could have happened if we did not meet. probably, i'd still be a happy-go-lucky, "pa-tweetums" twenty-five-year old virgin. charot!

as it turned out, i still have a lot to discover about myself. jason made me realize a lot of things i am capable of, especially in handling relationships. as most of you know, ours is not always smooth sailing. we went through several problems in the past and we were just thankful that we overcame them one by one.

i know for a fact that we cannot steer clear from rapid waters. sometime in the future we are sure to encounter trials that may test our love and loyalty to each other. i just hope and pray that when that time comes, we would just look into each other's eyes and understand the clear simple message that our love is all that matters.

happy anniversary wabwab ko!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

blind item | m and m... and m

nakita ni blogger bubuwit si blogger A sa isang masayang website na itago natin sa pangalang manjam. ang siste, si blogger A pala at blogger bubuwit ay nakatira lang sa isang area. e medyo agaw-atensyon pala ang profile ni blogger bubuwit kaya't nabighani sa kanyang alindog si blogger A. mega-message tuloy ang hitad na 'nun pala ay naghahanap ng sexy time. pero ang bubuwit, 'di nagpakilala at ayaw yatang mabuking.

so ano ngayon ang problema?

oh well, may boyfriend lang naman si blogger A na tawagin natin sa pangalang ex-blogger-medyo-active-sa-twitter B. at si A, B at bubuwit ay not so friendly-friends in real life.

sino si bubuwit? itago natin siya sa pangalang M. as in malantod.

si A? tawagin din natin siyang M. as in makati.

at si B? e di M na rin para hindi na tayo lumayo pa. as in manhid.

yun na!

Monday, October 3, 2011

baklang post 5 | twit-twit

it's a sunny monday morning at ito ang una kong nabasa sa twitter kanina.

naloka naman akeshi. vongga!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

revisiting copenhagen

i was cleaning my room the other day and found these tickets stashed inside one of my traveling bag's side pocket. i never knew that i still had them since i thought i threw away all my non-essentials the last time i transferred accommodations.

when i was assigned somewhere in the scandinavian region for an offshore project, adapting to the local culture was one of my priorities. danish people are not car-crazy. they walk. they bike. they ride the bus. they take the train.

but very seldom that they take their cars especially when going to work. then again, why bother when you have a clean environment and a very efficient transport system?

i wrote something about it before in my other online journal.

"i remember when i was still in denmark last year. we used to walk to and from the office everyday. it was autumn going to winter during that time that's why its much colder outside than in our hotel rooms. during weekends, we enjoyed walking around copenhagen, checking out the nice places, their shopping streets, the huge palaces, (amalienborg is simply wow!) and of course, their parks. among the places i have visited, they have the best parks as far as scenery is concerned.

one time, i walked for like four hours straight. the time passed by without me noticing. i started from the hotel then walked towards carlsberg brewery museum. after a short visit inside, i went to sondermarken park then fredericksberg have. this park is quite popular among tourists because during summer, the danish people enjoy sunbathing here in all their naked glory."

i would have loved to visit again but i might need to save up. denmark is not very cheap. in fact, copenhagen, its capital, is the second most expensive city in the world.

and when you're there, it's really very hard not to spend.

or maybe that's just me.

Monday, September 26, 2011


In today's Inquirer, Fr. Joaquin Bernas, a priest, lawyer and member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission, wrote a very enlightening piece.

"Having said all this I must also put on my hat as a priest of the Catholic Church. I accept the teaching of the Catholic Church which prohibits not only abortion but also artificial contraception. Yet one might say that through this article I am in fact approving artificial contraception. I am not doing such a thing. Aside from being a Catholic priest in good standing, I am also a lawyer and teacher and student of Constitutional Law. What I am doing is to place all this in the context of our constitutionally mandated pluralistic society. Not all citizens of the Philippines are Catholics. Many of them therefore do not consider artificial contraception immoral or anti-life. The teaching of my Church is that I must respect the belief of other religions even if I do not agree with them. That is how Catholics and non-Catholics can live together in harmony. The alternative which, God forbid, is the restoration of the Inquisition."

For the complete article, you may follow this link.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011


something happened recently and a blog revamp is inevitable.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

bravo, AJ

i guess i am one of those who are lucky enough to meet AJ in his short lifetime. if only for the little chikas and those bitchy moments we shared together, he surely left a mark.

but more than that, he will always be remembered as this very driven, assertive and yet fun-loving guy that we all came to know.

on this stage, indeed, he played a short role. but true enough, he played it very very well. bravo, AJ!

AJ and the blogger, happier times

guys, i am pretty sure that most of us knew what AJ went through. it's never too late to help. every little help is and will be appreciated by his family. to know how, click the link below.

1000 Volunteers for AJ Matela

and to you AJ, good luck on your next journey.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

you at 27

can you believe it?

you have grown up three years with me.

i guess you owe it to me that you are aging very gracefully.

because you said that i always make you happy.

the same way you do to me.

happy birthday and i love you.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

a sweet escape

we went to the beach but never got to swim.

still, it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable trips we had most especially because it was both our first time in bohol. and considering that what we did was sleep, eat and traipse around the countryside, that was four solid days of rest and relaxation.

kaya nakakatamad tuloy bumalik sa trabaho.

man-made forest

too bad we both got sick after our vacation.

epekto siguro ng natutulog na walang saplot. charot!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


you read it right.

i just outed myself - here in bohol - where jason and i are taking a few days off to enjoy ourselves.

i metamorphosed into a pretty butterfly.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

another attempt

dear blog,

sinubukan ko na namang magsulat.

at tulad ng dati, hindi ko na naman tinapos.


john stan

Monday, August 1, 2011

dumb blonde 2 | pudding

dumb blonde

beat and tired from the day's work, i hurriedly finished my dinner at our workplace' canteen.

i was about to leave for home when my colleague approached me asking for something. it was then i noticed the food he's holding in his hands.

john stan: 'yan lang ang hapunan mo?

colleague: mabigat naman sa tiyan itong pudding kaya pwede na.

john stan: hindi pudding 'yan. ang pudding e gawa sa tinapay. gawa sa giniling na bigas 'yan e.

colleague. ganun? e anong tawag dito?

john stan: ah e... rice pudding!


Monday, July 25, 2011

kings of the road

accidents waiting to happen, that's what they are.

and in 15 minutes, i was a witness to two - both involving motorcycles.

i wonder why we tolerate their behavior. they drive like mad men. they go against the flow of traffic. they enter one-way streets. they beat red lights. they zigzag between lanes.


and a lot of them die on the road due to sheer carelessness and wanton disregard to the rights of others.

when will they ever learn discipline?

buti nga!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

playing with fire

i say, it's time for another blind item.

but hey, as much as i would want to stick to this month's theme of "all about me", hindi ako ito.


again, bawal mapikon. no names will be mentioned but clues will be given when asked.

bloggers a and b are like celebrities. they have this on-again, off-again relationship na nakakaloka ang sitwasyon paminsan-minsan.

heniwey, ngayon ay on-again sila and on the outset, they seem like the perfect couple this time.

pero wiz, naglalaro ng apoy si blogger b.

malimit siyang nakikita sa isang sikat na forum na nakikipagharutan sa ilang mga members. may eb pa ngang naganap kamakailan lang.

at eto pa, umabot ang kati ni blogger b sa twitter.

sa pamamagitan ng direct message, pilit niyang inaaya ng chorva si blogger c na type na type din ng kaibigan niyang si blogger d.

alam kaya ni blogger a ang lahat ng ito?


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Sunday, July 17, 2011

a lightbulb moment

really, the best ideas truly come at the most unexpected times.

i was developing the program sequence for a new equipment when i came across a wall - the machine will not work as planned. if i force myself to continue with this program, i would have to go out again to the field and rewire the whole system. not only that, it would entail bringing in more signals and interfaces which would mean added cost to the project.

this has been my dilemma in the past days.

i was thinking about this project while taking a shower last night. earlier in the day, i was told that we will resume operation in the coming week so finishing my work by monday or tuesday is necessary. i tried to recall every single detail of my diagram, considering possible turn-arounds that i can use. and then it hit me. yes, i could divert some signals without actually changing the external interfaces of the system. it should work!

there it is. very simple.


and now that this job is almost done, i can start working with his gown.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

an open letter to noynoy

i know i promised that this month's entries will all be about narcissism, however, pressing concerns require that i stray a little. but don't fret, this one's still about me.

President, Republic of the Philippines
MalacaƱang Palace

Dear Mr. President,

I have celebrated my 28th birthday on April XX, 2011.

I know that it was a precious day and a timely occasion to thank my parents for bringing me into this world, and the Lord for giving me another year.

After checking my finances and finding out that I don't have sufficient funds,

I have decided not to hold a birthday party.

Instead, I made use of my birthday as a day with and for myself, and with my boyfriend. Having been declared, awarded, and honored by my blog contemporaries as the "Guru on M2M Relationships", I am grateful to God that He has made me an instrument in spreading the love among us, especially here in the blogosphere.

I know I can do more to promote and work towards this endeavor.

It is in this view that I am asking a favor from your Excellency.

At present, I really need a brand new SUV, preferably a Mazda CX-9 worth 2.4 Million Pesos, which my boyfriend and I can use to reach the far-flung areas of Luzon.

I hope you will never fail to give me a brand new car which would serve as your birthday gift to me. After all, I have been a loyal supporter of Tita Cory, Kris, and yes, even Bimby.

And I am a taxpayer [unlike others out there].

For your information, I have with me a 2-year old car. But with all the taxes I have paid in my 7-year employment, I could have bought more.

I am anticipating your most favorable response on this regard.

I understand that PCSO is under intense scrutiny lately so maybe you can course your donation through Pagcor.

Thank you very much.

Oh wait!

Be assured of my constant support to your Excellency.

God bless you.


John Stanley

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

a pissing episode

i was never really the studious type. but suffice to say, i always aimed for the moon.

and if not for my first grade teacher, i would have been the consistent honor student i hoped to be. i haven't moved on from that sad episode. i hate her.

chica lang!

still, i really wondered what went wrong. was it because i pee-peed on her carpet one hot afternoon while we were reading that infamous yellow abakada booklet?

i hope not.

but i do remember her washing my then yellowish tighty whities.

i guess my disappointment then made me strive a little bit harder than i used to. but i never really worked to be number one, oh no, sirs. a slot in the honor rolls was already very much sufficient to boost my [often times inflated] ego.

and 15 years after that carpet incident, i finished cum laude in electrical engineering and ended up in the top 20 of the board examinations. i got the icing on the cake.

i say, not bad.

and if i had to go back and re-live my life, i'll go and pee-pee on that [damn] carpet all over again.

Friday, July 1, 2011

what's in a name

i guess kane was right. it would be too late for a coming out story. after all, more than 2 years of my life had been already written in this blog. still, i'd like to believe that there are many things left unsaid. and it would be quite interesting for anyone to know how i came to be.

for starters, john stan is not my real name. but you all know that, of course.

i always had this fascination with the name john. i really don't know where it came from but i think it was the simplicity of the name that got me interested in the first place.

even before, whenever i'm meeting someone for the first time, it would be automatic that i introduce myself as john. and with so many johns in the world, chances are, you will always forget that it's me. true, a very effective escape plan.

now, what about stanley?

stanley was this cute chinito guy who persuaded me to get zoom-zoom. i was looking for a car then and as i entered their showroom, the most refreshing guy approached me. he was interested alright. very much interested to sell me my red sports car.

and that's how my moniker came to be.

as for my real name, go watch spongebob.

by the way, i was almost baptized as julius caezar. i know, right? ewww!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

prelude to july

i know i haven't been blogging that much lately. contrary to popular belief that i am very much busy at work, life and everything in between, truth is, i am just too lazy to write.

sometimes i find myself logging in to blogger and drafting a new post. midway i would just stop and the supposed entry will remain just that, a draft. there are many of them now - stories that will never find their endings, never see the light of day.

i guess my friend was right. when one actually has a life outside these virtual spaces, it would be very difficult to sustain one's online presence.

but i decided not to give up on writing. because just like everyone here, i still have my stories to tell.

and come july, this blog's theme will be narcissism. every entry will be all about me.

yes, only me. mig. mir. moi.

consider it my coming out story.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

trunks or nothing

i say, it's never too late to enjoy the summer kaya eto kahit tag-ulan na, may swimming party pa ang department namin this coming thursday night. ayos lang din, after magliwaliw sa pool e magtutulog na lang ako since we rented the whole resort which includes a clubhouse with four bedrooms.

but i am still undecided on what to wear. should i go with the traditional board shorts o magta-tangga na lang ako. alma moreno, isdatchu? chos!

sige na nga para vengga, makapag-trunks na nga. pero dapat 'yung medyo conservative.

so, should i wear the bench nude,

or the aussiebum 70's meteorite?

or para masaya, skinnydip na lang kaya?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

edited: mini mouse

i feel your soft caress upon my skin... nanana... nanana... and it thrills me, thrills me, now i feel irresistibly soft like a touch from a rose.

punyetang LSS 'yan! anyway, nainspire naman daw ako sa mini me entry ni pareng joms kaya naghanap din ako ng sarili kong look-alike. and without further ado, heto na siya.

photograph removed.

bwahaha, tama na, ako talaga 'yan!

Friday, June 10, 2011

for once, globe did it right

i was looking at my phone when i approached the shop.

"bills payment, please.", i said, my head still down.

"here's your number, sir.", he said with his husky voice.

i just had to look up.

magbabayad ulet ako ng bill bukas.


peace, jason!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

of gayspeak and boredom

"bi" daw: susko!
bading: juice ko!
mas bading: susketch!

"bi" daw: lola j-lo!
bading: lola beyonce!
mas bading: lady gaga!

"bi" daw: echoserang palaka!
bading: echoserang frog!
mas bading: echoserang froglette!

"bi"daw: yes!
bading: tamah!
mas bading: tuh-muh!

another variation:

"bi"daw: tamah!
bading: korek!
mas bading: korak!

and finally:

"bi" daw: hay!
bading: hayyy!
mas bading: hayyyyyyyyyyyy!

nyeta, tuyot na tuyot talaga!

sige nga, kayo naman...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

dumb blonde

we were reviewing the plant's safety-related activities yesterday and as usual, my mind wandered again. susko, lagi naman. basta ang meeting ay after-lunch, for sure, wala akong kwentang kausap.

anyway, we were talking about the recent fire drill we conducted. since our industry is categorized as high-risk, we are required to conduct several drills throughout the year, making sure that our response teams are ready for all emergencies.

"so what's the next drill?", asks the safety manager.

one section leader from the production group suggested to do an earthquake drill citing the incident in japan this first quarter.

on the other hand, the leader from maintenance said that it would be much wiser to do a flood control drill since the rainy season is coming.

"ikaw, john stan, what do you think?"

"uh, hmmm... an alien invasion drill."

ako na talaga!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

five years later

it was supposed to be my specialty.

my section handles measurement of quartz crystal through gamma ray diffraction and i was in-charge of the operation and maintenance of our x-ray spectrometers. my japanese mentor made sure that i know everything about the whole process so that when everyone else fails, i will be the one to step in and save the day.

fast forward to a few months later.

my mentor was already back in japan when news of further studies on spectroscopy spread in our department. it will be held in one of japan's major research centers and to be sponsored by our mother company. since the training was specific to my process, my name was instantly in the front line.

however, i found out from one of our area managers that my immediate boss talked to our japanese department head. he wanted the opportunity for himself. and he got it.

the day he left for japan was also the same day that my resignation became effective.

that was five years ago.

in 2009, my previous company ceased their philippine operations.

and today, may 15, i celebrate my fifth year at my third, and hopefully, my last job.

Friday, May 13, 2011

debut (daw)

i just got home from a late dinner with my asawa.

since we're both busy recently, halos 'di na kami nagkikita. but tonight is not just like any other night as we are celebrating our 18th month together. in fairness, parang johnson floor wax lang - tumatagaaaaaaal!

ayan at nagpa-cute na naman.

nalusaw na naman aketch. char!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

a proud race once again

despite his shortcomings, no one can belie that manny is, indeed, a very good boxer.

congratulations, congressman pacquiao for making us proud again!

one thing though, kindly dissociate yourself from this leech.

panira talaga ng moment itong si chavit. kainis lang!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

everyday realizations

oh my god, ayaw akong tantanan ni chaka khan from my previous entry! i just found out last night na gym mates pala kami. nakakaloka!

anyway, segue lang naman yun. hindi naman talaga about him ang entry na 'to. kailangan ko lang isulat, haha!

i went to my bank last night prior to going to the gym. since it was about to close, there was a fairly long line at the counter. i thought it was fine tutal coding naman ako.

there was this one guy ahead of me who caught my attention. gaga, hindi dahil gwapo siya or whatever! it was just because you wouldn't regard him as someone who goes to the bank because of the way he looks.

oo na, judgmental kasi ako paminsan-minsan.

when he was called at the counter, he handed the teller his passbook, a deposit slip and two one-thousand peso bills. i saw the teller smile at him.

"ang laki na ng ipon, sir!"

"kailangan e. para sa mga bata."

i looked at my hands with the bills of the same amount. but unlike his money, mine was payment for my monthly satellite cable subscription.

i suddenly felt ashamed.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

baklang post 4

an old adage goes,

pagkahaba-haba man daw ng prusisyon, sa simbahan din ang tuloy.

now here's my take,

pagka-choosy-choosy man daw ng eksenadorang nagmamagandang echosera, sa chaka rin naman pala mauuwe.


Friday, April 22, 2011


i went home for the holidays.

buti na lang maaga akong nakauwi. at nakaiwas sa traffic at sa laksa-laksang tao na aakyat ng antipolo for the annual pilgrimage. isa pa, matagal-tagal na din akong hindi nakauwi.

the last time i went home was last christmas pa.

anyway, as usual, tinatamad pa rin akong magsulat kaya heto, puro random photos muna.

syempre, ako na ang nagpi-picture-taking habang nagda-drive. napaka-unsafe ko lang talaga. heniwey, here's the welcome arch to my humble province.

heto naman ang eksena kaninang umaga. every year, may parade ng penitensya sa harap ng bahay namen. kakainis lang, wala man lang hunky sa mga 'ito. echos!

at dahil walang magandang palabas sa tv, heto at super-tiyaga ako sa panonood ng koreanovela entitled "my princess". o 'di ba ang beki lang? naman, kapag si song seung-heon ang bida at ganito ang scene, aangal ka pa ba?

and finally, dahil birthday ko ngayon, heto ang hiniling kong regalo sa nanay ko. ang cute lang, noh?

enjoy your holy week guys!

Monday, April 18, 2011

on top

remember this?

it was a special course conducted by the university of the philippines - national engineering center covering theories, practices and applications related to our industry. the program ran for four weeks at one week every month since january. there were 25 of us in class.

we finished the program last week and had our graduation friday afternoon. we were told that they will be awarding the top five students in our class, a tradition practiced since they started offering the course.

kaloka lang since we really do not know how each one of us fared in the exams since the results were not given. and after much suspense, i finished as class valedictorian.

susko, ang vongga!

at siyempre, dahil top, may award!

isang vonggang-vonggang... certificate. kalurkey lang.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

a speechless moment

everyone was firing questions at jason and he, shyness and all, tried to answer each one to the best of his knowledge. then came the clincher question from mgg.

"so sanay ka nang nakabukaka?"

"hindi naman ako bottom e."

just then, the camera panned out from him, eventually refocusing to me. i was now on the spotlight.

my freaking god!

everyone was laughing wildly so it's a good thing that my asawa was quick to clarify.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

i started a joke

so yesterday was april fools' day and i decided to pull a prank to all my friends.

just as i expected, most of them thought that zoom-zoom got carnapped. i received several messages on my phone asking me what happened and one colleague even called me up to inform me that he has an uncle working at camp crame who can probably help me on my "problem".

since i'm not known for cracking jokes at the office, they really thought that it's all true.

on a different note, i was at the gym lunchtime yesterday and overheard these two supposedly straight guys talking inside the locker room.

guy 1: buti na lang 'di umiitim 'yung paligid ng eyes ko tulad ng sa 'yo.
guy 2: moisturizer lang ang katapat nito. kesa naman ikaw, naglalabasan na ang mga wrinkles!

mind you, they are both big hunky men, the "bortang-borta" types. oh well, i can never be sure. after all, being gay, like beauty, is skin deep.

suddenly i don't feel unique and special anymore.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

genuinely happy

i don't know. i guess it's part of growing up.

finding out recently that some people i dislike i'm not really close to are now in their respective relationships, i can't help but be genuinely happy for them. after all, they waited for so long and i just wish that they will learn to nurture what they have right now.

pwamis, walang halong kaplastikan, walang taas-kilay ever.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

do not read or else | red riding hood

wasakan ang eksenang 'to. basagan ng trip. spoiler alert.

ang werewolf ay ang tatay ni valerie!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

public service announcement (chos!)

oi, mga beks!

alam ko tayong lahat e mga hardworking people who can always prove to the world that we can stand on our own. in fact, karamihan sa atin, out man o tago, are respected in our own industries.

kaya paalala lang, especially to those who are private citizens (not working in government), we are now required to file our statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (saln) aside from the annual income tax. ang cut-off ay 500,000 pesos na gross annual salary.

the deadline is on april 15 so gora na para hindi mademanda ng tax evasion.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

a tablet a day

as expected, the ipad 2 was officially launched at yesterday's apple event in california. likewise, the apple website, at the same time, unveiled the details of the new device.

aside from the faster dual-core a5 processor and facetime/hd camera functionality, there's not much difference with ipad 1. at least nothing that my iphone 4 cannot handle.

so it's official, i'm skipping the ipad 2.

i am now more excited with the blackberry playbook lte.

susko, puro pagkakagastusan!

photocredits: ipad, playbook

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


what happened to you, march? baket ampanget ng pasok mo sa akin?

at dahil diyan, mag-ra-rant ako ng sobra!

sa mga friends ko sa facebook, siguro naman napansin niyo na 'yung mga status message ko lately. kasi naman, nakakalungkot at nakakainis ang salary increase ko for this year. imagine getting a 4% increase pagkatapos mong magpakahirap ng isang taon. e pang-gas ko lang ang equivalent 'nun.


at ikaw! oo ikaw, naiirita ko sa 'yo. baket ba naman kasi binabasa pa kita, susko?

'wag ka kasing feelinggera. hindi komo friendly sa 'yo e gusto ka na romantically. wake up!

better yet, grow up!

susko, ang dami kong issues, tinatamad tuloy akong magtrabaho lately. lahat na lang kinaiinisan ko. pati 'yung alikabok sa shoes ko nakakairita!

at dahil diyan, gusto kong magshopping!

gusto kong magbakasyon!

at gusto ko ng bagong ford mustang!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

the lady in black

from the window, i can see jason slowly being swallowed by the river. i tried reaching for his hand but to no avail. he's being pulled away and i can see the look of horror on his face.

i went out of the house and crossed towards the other side. i know that the river runs through there where the water is shallow. from afar, i see jason sitting on a tree bark, crying. i slowly approached him.

"john stan, kukunin ka daw niya. hindi ka daw niya titigilan!"

"sino? sino siya?"

i suddenly woke up, water splashing on my face. it was dripping from the ceiling. how did this happen? it's not even raining outside. where did all this water come from?

i stood up and walked towards the door. i turned on the light but nothing happened. i opened the door and brightness sets in. as i was looking inside my room, i saw a female figure standing at the foot of my bed and near the window.

sensing my fear, she slowly approached me. there were no footsteps heard, as if she was floating on mid-air. she held out her hand, trying to reach my face.

ringgggg... ringgggg... ringggg...

i woke up to jason's call.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

zzz | vack with a vengeance

in fairness, uma-arts and culture lang a la gibbs cadiz!

last night was the premiere run of zsa zsa zaturnnah for this re-staging. para maiba naman, gora kami ni jason sa ccp little theater (tanghalang aurelio tolentino) para bumooking together. chos.

this is the first time that i saw the play and i liked it lalo na at ang daming check sa audience. chos ulet! though kung technical-technical chuva ang pag-uusapan, e wala akong masyadong alam dyan. basta, natawa ako. yun lang.

especially to gabe mercado's stellar performance as didi.

tuxqs rutaquio, the actor who played ada, was really good, too. in fairview, hindi siya nagpahuli kay eula valdes who played the title role. and of course, as expected, pinky amador shined as the queen bitch.

rocky salumbides was a revelation. he should stick to modelling na lang, hahaha! pero susko, ang sarap-sarap niya, mga 'teh.

zaturnnah runs until march 13 kaya go na mga beks!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

i'm no grammar police but

it was last tuesday when we encountered a major (major?) trouble in our system. in the middle of that dull afternoon, all plant operations went kaput. the usual noise that we hear from the huge equipment was replaced with unbelievable silence and everyone literally wondered what went wrong.

after a quick analysis, we were able to trace the problem back to our control system. and since it fell on my area of expertise, it was up to me come up with the best solution at the fastest available time.

we were able to resume operations an hour after. then, i had a short meeting with the area managers and discussed with them the cause of the problem and the steps undertaken to correct it. however, since most of the items i was talking about were technical in nature, they requested me to draft a report "in layman's terms" for them to understand the situation better.

when i opened my mailbox the next morning, i found this reply from one of the area managers.

Thanks John Stan.

In the possible cause of the problem, is an error that occurs in the ECS through NOE A link as it switches to link NOE B the link is busy. What will happen to this error/s and how will it be resetted? Does this will not causes congestion of errors then later will give traffic and busy signal to the system and will cause again communication error if ever another switching is required? Please give us your insight on this.


Area Manager

i was at a loss for words.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

boracay epilogue

i don't know how to make you feel secure again. but one thing i'm assuring you - that i messed up once and it will never happen again.

i love you.

ganyan lang kaming magtampuhan, nag-i-english. ang sakit lang sa patilya, dabah?

kagabi lang ulit kami nagkita ni jason after what happened last sunday. i must admit, i was hurt then and my initial reaction was to retaliate. in fact, kinakabahan nga daw siya dahil hindi ko siya inaaway and he can only guess what's going on in my mind. truth be told, before we talked, i already know what i have to do.

i was on messenger with a friend lunchtime yesterday. after recounting what happened in boracay, i realized that what jason did was something i could have done as well, maybe even worse. and the hurt i felt stemmed from the fact that i was really disappointed with his actions. i used to think he was different; that he is even more serious with this relationship than i am.

and i aspired to change,

for me.

for him.

for us.

but along the way i forgot that jason is as human as i am - prone to temptation and capable of making mistakes. it's like seeing my old self manifest in him. but unlike me who ran away from my past transgressions, he chose to face me head on - asking for my forgiveness, asking me to stay.

and i did.

i forgave.

i stayed.

this is not to defend his actions for what he did was terribly wrong.

this is just me giving the person i love another chance at happiness.

in fairness, mature-maturan...

ps. salamat po sa lahat ng suporta. i appreciate your concern, friends.

Monday, February 14, 2011

(un)happy valentine

hindi lang pala ako ang marunong gumawa ng kalokohan.

it was yesterday, in boracay, on our 15th month together, when i found out that my partner do it as well. kung hindi pa siya nalasing, hindi ko pa malalaman.

then again, i should know better than be sad. i used to play this game so well.

and times like this, i don't get mad.

i get even.

Friday, February 11, 2011

boracay virgin

i just found out that it's my jowa's first time in the island.

kaya pala hirap na hirap akong hilahin siya pabalik sa hotel namin. susko naman, nagpapa-tan daw siya e dinamay pa ko. after a few hours, siya tanned na samantalang ako, namumula!

by the way, i-feature ko daw siya. nagmamaganda ang lolo ko.

"blur ko ba 'yung face?", tanong ko.

"huwag na, naka-shades naman ako, eh!"

okay fine, ikaw na ang out. chos!

photo posted with consent from owner.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

a date like no other, yet

it's the annual hot air balloon season once again.

i remember it was last year during our v-date when i admitted that good old john stan is already very much taken. much as we would like to go back to clark for this event, jason and i already made other plans.

for a valentine's date, yes. and to celebrate our 15 months together.

see you on thursday, boracay!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

drawing inspiration

after a two-month hiatus, ayun, nakatakbo rin ulet ang john stan. imagine, last official race ko e sa singapore pa last december. hongtogol na 'nun!

condura is my first race for 2011. this early, i know that i was not able to set a new personal record. kasi naman, longest run ko na 'yung 10-kilometer practice run which i did last wednesday.

ewan ko ba. para kasing nawalan ako ng gana sa pagtakbo. kanina nga, when i was running at the skyway, i was asking myself kung baket ko ba ginagawa ito.

"dahil sa boys!", maliksing sagot ng utak ko.

seriously though (susko, serious daw), gusto ko lang naman makapag-full marathon kahit isang beses lang. after that, magreretiro na ko sa running. kaso ayun nga, nakatamaran ko na lang bigla.

and the reason why i did condura e dahil nakakahinayang ang registration fee na higit one kyaw!

but i must admit, na-miss ko rin pala ang running kahit konte. kanina nga, kahit tapos na ko, i lingered for a while near the finish line to watch the runners cross. nakakatuwa lalo na yung mga full-marathoners na medyo may edad na.

na-inspire naman daw tuloy ako.

kaya sabi ko sa sarili ko, i will pursue this hobby. kahit isang 42-kilometer lang, masaya na ko. kahit abutin pa ng 6-hours. ang cute kasi ng medal, nakakabali ng leeg sa laki. echos.

pero syempre hindi lang 'yan ang nagpa-inspire sa akin.

merong isang full-marathoner, hubad baro ang drama. pagliko pa lang niya on his way to the finish line, kita na ang abs na nagmumura. hot hunk!

kaso habang papalapit, parang nag-iiba. ayan na, ayan na, hot hunky hipon pala! susko, bad gurl talaga ko.

may isa pa, si gwapong bonnet guy. he ran 21k at nagpapa-cute na sa madlang people 'nung start pa lang ng race. e pinulikat yata kaya last kilometer nya e puro walking na lang. parang gusto ko tuloy hablutin ang race bib nya at sabihing,

"ako na ang tatapos ng race mo."


ay, salubong na ang kilay ng jowa ko, tama na 'to.

awabu jason!

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Friday, February 4, 2011

a wedding vow

i was listening to gino and fran the other night when i realized that it's the love month already. that night's topic was a very fitting welcome to february most especially to the romantics at heart, and yes, to those who dare not admit that they are also such.

that night's program was all about wedding vows and they were asking the listeners to send in their contributions. i must admit, there were some that were really cheesy but i guess this is one of those times when we are allowed to be outrageous and just say what we really feel.

as for me, i won't be sashaying down the aisle with my monique lhuillier gown anytime soon but isn't it wonderful to write my wedding vow now? i mean, when i'm at that point already, what will i really say?

i guess it will be something like this.

i've met quite a few from grindr,
bedded some from planetromeo,
hooked-up with a few from mirc
but none of them compared to you.

you are the sun that brightens up my day.
you are the rain that wipes my tears away.
words are not enough to express how i feel.
but all of it, to you, my heart will reveal.

with the Lord as my witness
and as everyone here will attest.
i offer myself to you - heart, body, mind, and soul.
you are my only one and these are my only words.

i promise to love you, in this lifetime, and hopefully, in the next.

cheesy much? hehehe!

ikaw, what's yours?

Monday, January 31, 2011

bitchesa too


'di na maikakaila, mag-asawa nga kami talaga!

pareho yata kaming palaaway.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

pointers to review


this is the effect of combining a week of extensive work and further studies. isama pa ang weather na nakikisabay at nagmamaganda kaya naman ako na ang may sakit. nananakit na ang lalamunan ko sa kakaubo at namumula na ang ilong ko sa kasisinga. ugh.

may exam pa ako sa martes at hindi pa ako masyadong nakakapag-review. naman, blog ko nga e hindi ko masyadong nabibisita, hand-outs pa kaya?

kaya naisip ko, why not post the basic pointers here? tutal mas exciting namang mag-blog kesa magbasa ng libro.

heniway, the coming exam is all about hydration processes. basically, there are only three (3) elementary equations to look into and each reaction, when done completely, yields a positive result to the final product.

so remember these, john stan. kever na kung 'di mo kayang sabihin kung ano ang mga 'yan!

there's not much to study about tetracalcium aluminoferrite since its hydration does not affect the product that much but more on the physical properties only.

and yes, balancing chemical equations are a must, otherwise, the reaction will not yield the desired product. to do this more correctly, consider letting go of the oxides.

so there. good luck on my exam. it's blog-hopping time.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

better late than nothing at all

kumusta mga bakla?

after ng gym and quality time namin ng asawa ko sa fitness first eastwood kahapon, sinamahan niya akong mamili ng mga pan-regalo sa isang malapit na mall. para saan?

e di para sa mga inaanak!


ako na! ako na ang hindi nakisabay sa christmas rush!

e kasi naman 'yung iba, okay na sa anda pero ang ibang mga kumare at kumpare ay nag-iinarte at talagang regalo pa ang nire-request.

oh well...

merry christmas! ahaha!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

the sign

"i saw the sign and it opened up my eyes
i saw the sign"

akala ko 'nung una, panaginip lang. sa bawat galaw sa aking likuran, kakaibang kiliti ang dulot sa aking pakiramdam. kung anuman itong matigas na bagay na kumikiskis sa aking puwitan, hindi maikakailang unti-unti nitong binubuhay ang aking kamalayan.

pero teka! hindi pwede ito. top kaya ako.

isa pa. top ako! what's happening?

hindi ito maaari. hindi pa 'ko ready. 'wag po, koya, 'wag po!

hayan na, ramdam na ramdam ko pa rin ang naghuhumindig na bagay. ayaw pa ring tumigil sa pagkiskis sa bukana ng aking kalangitan. sinabi ko nang hindi pwede!

ring... ring... riiinnnnngggggg...

nagising ako sa tunog ng alarm clock. aba, alas-siyete na pala! buti na lang at panaginip lang ang lahat.

pero ano itong nararamdaman ko? ang matigas na bagay, nandoon pa rin.

oh shit!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

the first of many

who dates on a monday?

apparently, we do!

and for our first date for the year, we had a full-packed day.

a. gym - need all that endorphins to jump start our day.
b. registration for the condura skyway run - kinda' pricey, don't you think?
c. shopping - after much looking around, i got to buy a nice stylus for my ipad.
d. lunch at recipes greenbelt - crispy tilapia, for the win!
e. watched "ang tanging ina" - good laugh. seriously.
f. snacks at wendy's - i missed their shrimp burger.
g. watched "rpg: metanoia" - good cgi. actually better than what i expected.
h. chinese food dinner - for that much needed dose of vetsin!

we got home very late and a bit tired but what the heck?

we're both happy.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

new year rush

omg, it's new years day and here i am remembering that i haven't booked our accommodations yet for our boracay trip next month!

i hope we can still get a decent place since it coincides with the chinese new year celebration. for sure, the place will be packed.

but i'm sort of in a predicament right now. you see, jason and i promised to be matipid this year that's why i'm very careful in choosing our hotel. still, i don't want to sacrifice comfort and service quality as this is a 4-day trip so those kubos and backpacking inns are big no-nos.

so far, after much research, i narrowed down to the following three (3) choices:

1. astoria boracay resort - 3 stars, station 1, beachfront, new, most expensive among the three but the package includes airport transfers already. around 15k.

2. grand boracay resort - 4 stars, station 2, located at d' mall. around 13k, airport transfers aside.

3. erus suites hotel - 3 stars, station 2, located on the other side of the main road. around 10k including airport transfers.

so what do you think?

but if you have other suggestions, feel free to comment. i'd be more than glad to consider your feedbacks.

or kung may alam kayong discount or cheap packages diyan, so much better. pa-share na!