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Duterte Is the Most Competent Presidential Candidate!

Eight Days to go before Election.

Black Propaganda and Duterte Haters

Duterte’s enemies are expected to do everything they can to prevent him from winning.  They have agendas and interests to protect.  A Duterte presidency is a very threaten

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ing prospect.  This is the reason why they are very desperate in throwing accusations againsts him now that the election is just a week away.

But, I actually don’t expect that many of their supporters are too rabid in criticizing us (Duterte supporters) to the point that all they can post on their walls are mostly about Dutertards instead of highlighting the good qualities of their choosen candidates. I can’t help but feel very disappointed.

We don’t need to resort to name calling just to prove who is right or wrong. We should be optimistic because most people here in social media are very passionate in wanting to elect the right leader. We argue and debate because we wanted a better future for our children, the next generation.

Electing the right leader doesn’t mean everything will automatically change. Nothing will change if we, ourselves, are still stuck with the old ways. No matter how good the leader we will put in there, nothing will happen if we, the citizens, are not doing our fair share of responsibilities.

Duterte is the most competent candidate. Deal with it!

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To further clarify the common misconception, as part of Duterte’s millions of supporters, I don’t see him as a hero, a savior, or a messiah. Only delusional people would think that way.

I am supporting him because he is the most QUALIFIED. His portfolio says so. We are hiring a leader, not a pastor. Of course, he needs to wear different hats if he’ll become a president.  His machismo and gutter talking persona would be a downside.  But, let’s take a look at the bigger picture.

Who among the presidentiables can inspire people to act? Who among them has demonstrated effective and result-oriented leadership? Who among these president-wannabes have no agendas and have showed genuine intention to serve the people? Who among them have enough courage to face bullies such as China? Who among them have demonstated tangible results of an effective leadership?

We are in the process of hiring a competent leader with a backbone and a solid track record. Express your support to the candidates you like through your votes. There’s no point in insulting each other. We all want a better country that we can be proud of.

I am voting for him because I’m so feed up with these TRAPOS who always side with the elite. I’m so feed up with an incompetent government that really doesn’t care for its people. I’m angry with the current president who has no accountability and no friggin’ backbone. I’m so tired of this system that only serves the rich and oppresses the poor.

Duterte, despite all the black propaganda thrown at him, has one thing all the other candidates don’t have. He has Davao city. A tangible and glaring proof that he has the capability to lead this country.

If I am the CEO of a company, I would surely hire him because he has the best portfolio. Why would I choose the incompetent ones? All I need are results.  And, Rodrigo can surely deliver. This is definitely not an irrational choice. In fact, this is the most logical because despite his crassness, I choose to focus on what really matters – his capability, his ability.

Thus, those who keep on ranting that his supporters are irrational and dim-witted, I urge you to take a second look.

This election means a lot to us. This country doesn’t deserve another lousy leader who is just good at promises but can’t deliver actual results.  We need a system overhaul and I believe Federalism is the answer.  And, Duterte is the most competent candidate who can implement this.

Now, look at the other candidates and scrutinize their leadership portfolios. Does any one of them better than Duterte’s? If you still don’t know the answer, then I guess you should research more about his track record in Davao. Good luck to all of us!

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Get 1/2 Dozen of Krispy Kreme Original Glaze for Only Php78

Calling all Krispy Kreme lovers!  In celebration of Krispy Kreme’s 78th birthday, they will be having a one-day promo tomorrow, July 13, wherein all KK lovers can buy 1/2 dozen of its original glaze doughnuts for only Php78.00.

Cebu Bloggers Society Celebrates Krispy Kreme 78th Birthday 5

You should show the KK crew that you installed your Krispy Kreme app in your smartphone (Android and iOS).

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Those who don’t have Android or iOS on their phones can just take a screenshot of their promo on their Facebook fan page.  Each customer is entitled to buy 1 dozen honey glaze doughnuts under the promo.

Cebu Bloggers Celebrates Krispy Kreme’s 78th Birthday

Cebu Bloggers Society Celebrates Krispy Kreme 78th BirthdayPhoto Credit: Sinjin Pineda

Bloggers in Cebu celebrated in advance Krispy Kreme’s birthday at KK’s IT Park, Lahug branch last Friday.   Happy Birthday KK!

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CBSi 7th Anniversary: 7 Reasons to Celebrate! (Photos) #CBSi7

Cebu Bloggers Society Inc 7th Anniversary Marriott Hotel

Time flies so fast. Our beloved blogging organization will be celebrating its 7th year of founding this Sunday, February 15 at Marriott Hotel.  February 14 is the actual founding anniversary but we’ll celebrate it on the 15th for the obvious reason that everyone is busy during the former.

Cebu Bloggers Society 7 Years Ago

From its humble beginnings, CBSi has become a community that doesn’t only promote camaraderie within the blogging sphere but has also been inspiring its members to pursue careers in the online writing and marketing professions.

CBSi’s main vision is fueled by the passion to promote Cebu through blogging and encourage Cebuanos to know more about their native homeland.

Cebu Bloggers Society 7 years ago came into existence on Valentines Day.  I’m not sure if Mark Monta (the founder) has really nothing to do on that day (no date? lol) but thanks to him, CBSi was born and from there everything became history.

Cebu Bloggers Society Inc 7 Years Ago

This photo shows how we look like seven blogging years ago.  Everyone looks so young.  I mean what the heck, we really look like c^$###! Hehe!

7 Reasons Why I’m Celebrating

Cebu Bloggers Society is one of the main reasons of my big career change 5 years ago.  The organization enables me to meet many amazing people who have influenced in shaping my worldview when it comes earning money and doing business through the internet.

Without further ado, here are the top 7 reasons I’m celebrating.

1. Because I owe my very first news blogging coverage with CBSi.

US Election Coverage 2008 Cebu Bloggers Society

Seven years ago, I have no idea how to cover news via blogging. This photo was taken during US Election Watch 2008 wherein our group was invited as part of the new media.

2. I met a lot of interesting and amazing personalities through CBSi.

Cebu Bloggers Society DYAB Guesting 7 years ago

My active years in the organization were filled mostly with amazing and talented people.  This photo was seven years ago when we guested in a local radio tech program hosted by a prominent Cebuano journalist.

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Uhmmn, yes. The guy beside me is an inspiration and one of the very few that I look up to.  He’s no other than Atty. Ethelbert Ouano.  There’s no dull moment when you are with this person.  He is CBSi irreplaceable legal adviser. (;

3. CBSi made me understand more the importance of gender equality.

Cebu Bloggers Society DYAB Guesting 7 years ago with Xerxes Bernades

The group is composed of diverse individuals from heterosexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals, and every thing in between.  Every one in the group wholeheartedly embraces and respects each fellow member disregarding gender preference.  And, this is what made me stick more to the group.

4. It was CBSi that helped me mend my broken heart. (LOL)

Cebu Bloggers Society 6 years ago at McBillys House

A group of cheerful people plus a bit of alcohol solved it all. Well, they have no idea why I got myself drunk. Lol! Photo above was taken 6 years ago at McBilly’s house.

5. CBSi helps me polish my skills in writing, blogging, and marketing.

Cebu Bloggers Society

During my active years in the group, I learned a lot of things that help me enhanced my skills more specifically in writing, blogging, and online marketing.  Photo above was taken during our monthly Board of Trustees and Committee meeting.

6. It was in CBSi that I learned how to loot for foods.  LOL!

Cebu Bloggers Society and Foods

We always get invited to food parties and you know, eating is always fun when you are with a group of people. I can’t count anymore how many times I overeat when I was with CBSi peeps. (:

7.  Because I experienced my very first SANDSTORM with CBSi.

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Our sandstorm experience in Sumilon Island way back 2009 is still very vivid in my mind.  When it hit us I thought I won’t survive and gonna die.  LOL!

I really have so many things to say but I still have a lot of pending work this week.  Will continue this list if I’ll get some “free time” next time.

Happy 7th Anniversary CBSi! Cheers to more years of blogging! Namaste!

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Avalon is this Year’s Venue Host for the 7th Best Cebu Blogs Awards

Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2013 Trophies

Last year's trophies

Last year, Avalon hosted the venue for the 6th Best Cebu Blogs Awards.  This coming 7th of December, they will host again  the venue for the awarding night of our 7th year of recognizing Cebu’s finest bloggers.  We had a great awarding night in there last year and we look forward to a more fun and enjoyable event this December.  Below are a few throwback photos of last year’s awarding night.

And below is a peek of the entrance to the venue inside the Avalon.

The Avalon Cebu Hosts Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2014 - Entrance

For this year’s awards, we have already wrapped up who the winners are.  You can make a guess who they are by checking the finalist here.

 

SPONSORS and PARTNERS

This year’s awarding event is made possible by the following sponsors, donors, and partners.

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Greenwich

Donor Sponsors

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Payag-Payag-Logo

Javders

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Media Partners

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tenminutes.ph

Official Photographer

Alvin Asayas Photography

Blog Partners

Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2014 Blog Partner - FaceCebu

Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2014 Blog Partner - cebufitnessblog

Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2014 Blog Partner - Empress Of Drac

Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2014 Blog Partner - Geemiz

Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2014 Blog Partner - The Gumshoes by Hannah Marie Suquib

Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2014 Blog Partner -  One Frozen Mind

The Organizers

Before I will end this post, I would like to mention the major effort exerted by Mark Monta (BCBA founder) to make this bloggers recognition event an official tradition every year.  Also, to all my co-organizers, Geezelle Tapangan, Chanel Marie and Kevin Maglinte for all the efforts and support.  Lastly, a special mention to our resident judge, Miss Nancy Cudis for the undying support.  See you guys on the 7th next month.  I’m excited to see all the winners. (:

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The Disgruntled Customers of Groupon Philippines

I was recently browsing some news feeds from friends in my personal Facebook account when I saw a former colleague venting her anger about being cheated and deceived by Groupon Philippines.  I checked the page where she posted her complaint and I was greeted by too many posts with the same tone of frustration and disappointment.  I tried checking Google to see if there are bloggers who posted about the company’s poor customer service and I found this one.

A screenshot from the blogger’s blog post

The blogger is quite angry because her sister’s credit card doesn’t receive any refunds from Groupon Philippines after being charged of an unattainable deal.

“On January 23, 2012, my sister used my account (with my permission) and her credit card, purchased five vouchers for “All You Can Eat Buffet with Bottomless Iced Tea for P450 (P900 value) at Imperial Palace Suites (Up to 51% off)”, which she planned to use on her birthday.

On January 24, 2012, we called Imperial Palace to make a reservation for January 25, but lo and behold, we were told that they were not accepting weekday reservations. The deal did not mention this or my sister would not have bought the vouchers in the first place. My sister is a lawyer and she is very keen to details.We read and re-read the deal on the site and the voucher to make sure we didn’t miss something.”

It is very obvious that this customer service problem has been existing for quite some time yet it seems like the company doesn’t give any satisfactory solution to appease their customers.  Below is the only recent message from Groupon Philippines posted on their Facebook fan page.

My former colleague purchased a watch and a bag from them on April but until now she hasn’t received her orders yet.  She tried contacting them through all means but received no feedback from the company.  All other recent comments on their Facebook page are the same.

See more customer complaints on their Facebook fan page.

I hope Groupon Philippines will settle these disputes as soon as possible.  It seems like the company’s philosophy (we treat our customers the way we like to be treated) has now backfired.

P.S: To Groupon Phillipines: If you are treating your customers this way, then expect that you will also be treated the same way.

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Who is the Better Cebu City Mayor – Tomas Osmeña or Mike Rama?

Photo Credit: www.everythingcebu.com, www.123people.com

I’ve heard lots of feedback from each of their loyal followers, yet who can really say which one performs better?  These two well-known political figures who used to be “buddies” constantly bicker and throw all sorts of accusations at each other, which result to massive negative public impression towards them.  But, which of the two performs better as a Cebu City Mayor – Tomas, who served us for 9 years or Rama, who has already served us for 2 years and is still the current Mayor of the city?

Participate now in our poll and make your choice.  Our poll area is located at the left sidebar.  Once you’re done voting, try to comment on this blog-post and share the reason/s why you chose Osmeña or Rama.

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Shamcey Supsup Visits Coffee Dream Cebu

Earlier this evening, Miss Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe 3rd Runner up, visited and graced Coffee Dream’s 15th Anniversary Celebration and the launching of their newest branch in Paseo Arcenas, Banawa, Cebu City.  Miss Supsup was the special guest of Coffee Dream Company, Inc. as they celebrated their 15 years of living the passion – bringing the ultimate coffee experience to every Filipino.

Supsup along with Mr. Glenn Anthony Soco, President and Founder of Coffee Dream, led the the launching of the 15th-year activities and graced the ceremonial ribbon-cutting.  The Arcenas Estate branch (in Banawa) is the latest addition to the growing number of stores of Coffee Dream.  This branch features a different feel using new set of furniture, new colors and an expanded menu.  The store offers wines and premium beers with additional food items to compliment it.  This concept came to mind to enhance the “third place” definition of Filipinos as part of Coffee Dream’s effort to be adaptive to the needs and wants of the community.

In lieu with their 15th anniversary celebration, Coffee Dream also launched several campaigns as part of their way of thanking their loyal costumers.

1. Pick-a-prize promo – entitles customers to a freebie/privilege for a minimum purchase of 150 pesos.  The customer will pick-a-prize and instantly get a prize.

2. Capture your dream – an on-line photo contest where entries will be submitted and posted on-line through the Coffee Dream’s Facebook fan page.  The most creative photo showcasing Coffee Dream will win cash prizes and gift certificates.

3. Coffee Dream extends a 15% discount on a special featured Chilled Blend of the Month.

4. Free re-fill of freshly brewed coffee from 10:15AM to 1:15PM every 15th of every month.

About Coffee Dream

Coffee Dream, a Cebuano-owned coffee chain, has been serving the Cebuano coffee drinkers for over 15 years now through their 33 branches all over the country. Their very first shop was built in 1996 located at the 4th floor of Ayala Mall (near the Cinemas). In the first half of 2011, they opened 3 new stores to fully serve the coffee-loving Cebuanos and of course, the Filipinos as a whole. Read more here.

About Shamcey Supsup

Miss Shamcey Supsup is a top-notched  architecture graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman.  She recently bagged the 3rd place in the recently held Miss Universe competition in Brazil.

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The Finalists of the 5th RAFI Triennial Awards – Today’s Unknown Heroes

Today’s unknown heroes (who selflessly dedicated themselves for the betterment of our community and our less fortunate brothers and sisters) are not the typical sword-wielding katipuneros nor the ones we see in the class of the over-publicized politicians and company CEOs. Today’s unknown and un-named heroes are ordinary individuals who do extraordinary things without any expectations of rewards and fame.

The rich and the famous who build foundations and charitable institutions are called philanthropists, but the poor and unknown people who make use of everything they have to help the needy and influence leaders and policy makers to constitute change have never been tagged with anything. Today’s unknown heroes are are at par (or even better) with those famous philanthropists who are commonly featured on the front page of magazines and in big talk shows on TV. Today’s unknown heroes are the brave individuals who went through hardships and sacrifices for the good and betterment of their communities despite undergoing personal hardships themselves.

Last June 15, 2011, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) presented the top five finalists per category of the 5th RAFI Triennial Awards for Visayas and Mindanao in a public forum at the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center.

Below are the 5th RAFI Triennial Awards Finalists with their work, advocacies, and contribution to the community. Presenting today’s unknown heroes for the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual.

The 5 finalists of the 5th RAFI Triennial Awards during the Public Forum last June 15, 2011

  • Mr. Apolinario Leyson, Sr. – At the age of 6, Leyson was left alone in Carbon, Cebu City to take care of himself. Often referred to as “bugoy”, “askal”, and other street names, young Apolinario earned money for his survival by engaging in several jobs like shoe shining, dishwashing, being a “kargador”, and selling fruits and vegetables, among others. He described himself as a young rascal. But even if he needed to work while studying, he managed to finish his elementary and secondary education with flying colors. His passion for scouting – not minding the low allowance, high risks, and intense demands of job – gained him several awards and distinctions. Read more about Tatay Apolinario here.
  • Fr. Dennis Tamayo – One of his most challenging types of development work is that which requires to deal with indigenous people like the Baja. Helping those groups requires more than just having the right skill and enough resources to sustain the project. In a place like Basilan where kidnap for ransom is the most lucrative way of life, it requires a special character or an unconventional mindset to choose it as your place of assignment. This is most particular, especially for those who have the option on what to do and where to do it, like Fr. Dennis Tamayo, CMF. Read more about Fr. Dennis here.
  • Prof. Estrella Cantallopez – She saw massive deaths, regular displacements of communities, and the unthinkable damage of various levels and the hurts of different communities because of armed confrontations. She is by far known by in NDU as someone who has established contacts and gained respect from three warring parties: military, MNLF and MILF. Read more about Prof. Estrella here.
  • Mr. Rene Vendiola – He is a high school drop-out and is considered as a local dendrologist and parataxonomist by many environmentalist in Negros island. He used to be a hunter and a slash and burn farmer but at a certain point in his life, has been transformed into one of the Negros Island’s leading and respected environmentalist. His efforts in environmental protection, promotion and conservation have influenced policy makers and local chief executives in the town of Bacong and the Province of Negros Oriental, particularly the former Vice Gov. Of the Province to adopt environmental conservation efforts. Read more about Mr. Vendiola here.
  • Fr. Angel Buenavides – Aside from being a Catholic priest who is very active in evangelical works, Father Angelo “Angel” Ruyeras Buenavides is contributing a lot to society. He has provided some MNLF ex-combatants access to decent peaceful living and livelihood, advocating peace and environment conservation, organized and empowered the youth, mobilized resources for relief assistance to the displaced communities, and was able to implement the Integrated Rehabilitation Project for IDPs in Barangay Gasi, Kiamba Saranggani Province funded by UNDP Stride Mindanao. His ability to make people converge for volunteer works/regardless of religion, sex, and sector has helped him realize his own definition of peace (in Mindanao) that is “food on the table”. Read more about Fr. Angel here.

About RAFI Triennial Awards

The RAFI Triennial Awards aims to provide a platform in recognizing individuals and institutions who are instrumental in leading change in their respective communities. Established in 1996, the awards honor the men and women who, through their efforts to bring about change and improve the lives of the less-privileged, reflect the humanitarian and holistic ideals of RAFI founders, Don Ramon Aboitiz and Don Eduardo Aboitiz.

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CBS Castaways stirred Sumilon Island’s Silence

Where could you find a group of sociable cyborgs who has this “cam-whoring” personality disorder, but were courageous enough to play with big waves and survived a sandstorm?  They are a group of unique and happy individuals who love even the pettiest of things, and laugh at the cheapest and lamest of jokes.  Well, I’m referring to my fellow CBS barkada, the second main reason why I enjoyed our Sumilon Bluewater Island trip last 1st of August.

The main reason is of course, the island resort itself.  Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort is one of the finest Cebu destinations that I’ve been to, so far.  We were picked up by their three caravans at SM for a two and half hours of land trip to Oslob.  The road trip itself didn’t take so long because I didn’t notice the time since we were so busy with our chit chats and nonsense talks inside the van.

We arrived at Sumilon’s port area twenty minutes after we toured the whole island (in a pump boat) .  I noticed how raucous the whole gang every time the ocean waves carelessly wobbled the whole boat.  They screamed, laughed, shouted at each other, and others were amused looking at other people’s reactions.  A few were too busy capturing photographs and did some sight seeings at the upper deck.

And, at the very moment we set foot in Sumilon’s 24-hectare virginal island, the calm and still surroundings of the place was disturbed (I was the only one who noticed all these.  Hehehe).  The meek white sands sensed something is not all right, the old Ipil-Ipil trees bent their slender trunks to investigate, the white seashore waves moved closer to the seashore’s end to take a peek, the beautiful water in the infinity pool wanted to jump out to greet us, the kayaks at the small river’s end were nervous, the snorkels were optimistic, the delectable foods served on top of the table were scared, the famous white sandbar was unaffected, and the sandstorm had something deadly in mind…And wait, the innocent, chinky-eyed Koreans were dumbfounded. LOL!

Well, the rest of this careless, I mean carefree bunch of cyborgs was not aware of all these commotions.  They were too awed with the resort’s beautiful attractions, unaware that there were other creatures watching us, checking our every moves, listening to our thoughts (creepy).

Nothing can stop our giddy spirits.  It’s because when we entered the resort’s Island Pavilion (the building that houses the resort restaurant that serves delectable fare of local and international cuisine), a few heads turned, chairs and tables murmured at each other, and the mouth watering foods on the buffet table turned pale.  Once again, all of us (except me), noisy androids, were totally unaware how our presence affected the creatures around us.

After the resort background briefing, and after consuming our mid-morning snacks, we proceeded to check and to take photos of the island resort’s deluxe rooms.  And as expected, the harmonies of the cozy private verandas, comfortable lounge bars, privacy of the toilets and showers, and the coolness of the rooms’ mini bars, were soiled by the our unending “cam-whoring” sessions.

Famished after over an hour of whoring our bloody faces before our lowly and poor cameras, we voraciously  attacked all the mouth watering foods that were served on the buffet table.  These foods got no time to faint because they were already consumed before they could react.  Acid filled stomachs were their final destination.

Full and ready to ramble, we tried every possible island activity.  From snorkeling, paddle boating (kayaking), hiking (trekking) to skim boarding, swimming, and playing with the big waves (in the sandbar).  It was during our fun-filled-challenge-the-waves moment that we encountered the mischievous sandstorm.  While we held each other to face the big waves, we were surprised by a sudden violent rush of wind, and it only took us a few seconds to discover that we were already hit by a sandstorm.

It was like rain of tiny bullets were fired toward us.  The intensity of the ocean wind served as a momentum that ignited the fiery white sands to ambush us unexpectedly.  An angry current violently squashed us as we ran with all our might toward the safety of the caves at the seashore’s end.  It was like  a tragedy is unfolding on our very eyes as we ran for our lives, forcing our legs to run as fast as it can.  A few minutes later, we found ourselves groggy, tired, out of breath, and full of red patches.

Still not satisfied from our sandstorm encounter, we jumped in to the very relaxing water of the resort’s Infinity Pool.  There, we tried to relax our tired bodies and feed our eyes with the beautiful island sceneries.  From the magnificent ocean below the pool, the graying sky above us, the chirping of birds in the nearby tress, the salty humid air that caresses our tired senses to the “delectable” pretty Koreans squealing and playing at the other side of the pool…  It seemed like we were in paradise.

We ended the escapade with warm cups of tea and palatable plates of carbonara.  Thank you very much to Sumilon Bluewater for the very great and hospitable accomodation.  That trip was indeed one of our most memorable island adventures.

Photo Credits: Bryan, Atty. Ouano, Tiborsho, Xerxes, Mikyu.  Dili na nako maidentify ang uban.  Sori jud au.  Huhuhu.

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Senator Mar looks better in person

He has better skin complexion, and has this wholesome aura in person. (I think he has a facial routine in Belo.  Hahahahaha!)  I had the opportunity of meeting him along with my fellow blogging cyborgs when Kevin, CBS spokesperson, organized a one-hour interview that was held in Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, IT Park about a month ago.

Honestly, I’m not campaigning for him, nor do I have any plans of giving my precious vote  to him on the upcoming 2010 presidential election.  It just happened that Kevin is his die-hard supporter here in Cebu.  The blogging cyborgs got no other choice, but to interview him. LOL!

Anyways, after listening to his very nice platform and observing how he carried himself during the course of the interview, I think that he’s not bad at all.  I don’t want to be so bias.  Let’s give our beloved senator a chance to prove his capability.  I mean let’s give all those people who are vying for the presidential seat a chance to prove themselves.  Just think of it.  What will happen if no one is interested to become a president?

N.B.: Senator Mar Roxas was 30 minutes late.  Hahahaha!

Photo Credits: Doyzkie

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Buy A Sketch For Charity(From People of the Behind Closed Doors Exhibit)

Title/Subject: Buy A Sketch For Charity
Dates: June 10, 13, 17, 20, 23, 27 & 30
Venue: Turtles Nest, Gorordo Ave.
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Notes/Details:
The artists from Behind Closed Doors exhibit are selling their sketches for Charity. They highly appreciate those lovers of the arts who use what they CAN as an instrument to make life a bit easier for those who are underprivileged. If you can think about it, you don’t have to be filthy rich. You just need to share what is spare and share a bit of your TIME. (from Dan, one of the artists)

Coordinator’s Name: Dan Guillano
Contact: 09263567270
Email: dan@sigbin.com

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Katrina Halili, Hayden Kho and Maricar Reyes Video Scandal

The Katrina Halili and Hayden Kho Video Scandal

Before anything else, I wanted to express that I really got nothing against these celebrities.  It’s their actions, not their individuality that I will be criticizing.    It just happened that they are caught up in a sex scandal that spreads like a wildfire.  And, for a Catholic country to have something as big as this, the righteous moralists are way too restless.

As a woman, I personally detest Dr. Hayden Kho’s fetish.  I mean voyeurism is creepy.  And doing it to someone you have an intimate relationship with is creepier.  Since it’s very obvious that in those two videos, Katrina and Maricar were absolutely unaware that their sexual encounters with him were being taped, this proves that he is indeed a voyeur.  And I may say, a pervert of his own kind.  It was reported that he has 40 sex videos all in all with different women.

A voyeur is someone who seeks sexual gratification through watching naked people and sexual acts.  In this case, Dr. Kho is somewhat a special voyeur because he loves seeing himself screwing someone in videos.  The worst thing is, those videos were being publicized.  The “perverts” are celebrating, while the moralists are fuming with disgust and fury.

Let’s start with the main root of the problem, that is, who spread those videos?  It was already reported that a friend of Hayden uploaded them (a certain Eric Chua), and tried to sell it to DVD distributors.  But the public are doubting.  Some are rooting for the “revenge theory”.  There’s a possibility that Hayden’s ex-girlfriend, Dr. Vicky Belo, is behind this incident.  For those who don’t know, those sex videos is one of the main reasons of their break up.  Dr. Belo discovered Hayden’s infidelity during their three-year relationship when she found those videos.  It would be a bitter-sweet revenge to expose your ex’s unfaithfulness along with his “mistresses”.

But, one is always innocent until proven guilty.  The revenge theory will remain a theory until further investigation will be done.  After all, with all these brouhaha, it’s Dr. Vicky Belo who is playing the protagonist card.  She has the moralists’ empathy, and in all angle, she’s also the lowly victim of her ex’s dirty doings.  The righteous public will pity her and will carelessly despise the women involved in those sex videos.

These women are no other than famous star Katrina Halili and 2nd runner up Bb. Pilipinas Maricar Reyes.  These two are both victims, the only difference is that the former is in double jeopardy.  Miss Halili is definitely a victim of Kho’s sexual perversion, but her being a victim is overshadowed by the fact that she’s his former mistress.  And from that, the public can conclude that she’s a disloyal friend of Vicky Belo.  This is because it is quite obvious that she was screwing her friend’s man behind her back.

Most people will discard Katrina’s victim card, and they will only focus on her being the mistress, the other party, the traitor comrade of Dr. Vicky Belo.  People will despise her and will only see her mistakes.  This is the biggest prize of her a year of “just having fun” with Dr. Kho.  She will suffer the humiliation and shame, and it’s not even sure if the court can give her justice.

On the other hand, Miss Maricar Reyes deserves all the pity in the world.  She was Hayden’s girlfriend for one year when they were still in med school.  This sex scandal definitely shocked her and worst, the reactions of her family is may be unimaginable.  Her upcoming soap opera in ABS-CBN was cancelled due to the scandal.  I guess she has all the rights in the world to jail Hayden and all those people who spread the video.  Despite this, some people may still carelessly label her as a promiscuous and dirty woman because she’s involved in a sex scandal.  Not most people love to research.  Hasty judgments are always the common scenario.

But, what irritated me the most, is Hayden’s somewhat calm and unaffected reaction.  He was even smiling while the press were asking him about the possibility of suspending his medical license.  I don’t know what’s going on in his mind.  I wish him to rot in jail along with his small phallus!

Photo Credit: KapamilyaPhotos.Blogspot.Com

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Maribago Bluewater Turns Bloody Red…

Once upon a weekend, in the beautiful island of Cebu, a throng of blogging cyborgs were invited to the pulchritudinous beach paradise which is sublimely located in the historic island of Mactan.  This mob of hyperactive cyborgs were very pleased that an inmate of theirs, Mr. Ruben of Pinoyworld, had specifically asked them to check his place of jurisdiction and blog about it.

Maribago Bluewater is the name of this tropical paradise.  All the “low-teched” cyborgs were so excited to see the place, and also,  to experience how it is to become human beings.  That’s why when everyone arrived at the venue, the Maribago royal slaves immediately catered to their needs.  The humanoids were treated to a very refreshing cold drink.  And most of the cyborgs concluded that it tasted like a seashell soup with a hint of lemon.

Later on, a pretty tour guide appeared and accompanied the whole gang to take a look at the whole resort.  All of the cyborgs were pretty excited.  They took pictures of almost all the living and non-living matters they saw as the tour guide stopped once in a while to give brief backgrounds of the resort’s amenities.  The thrilled humanoids had non-stop fun as they took photos as evidences, that for once in their bloody lifetimes, they had also experienced the high of becoming lowly human beings.  They were so delirious, they forgot to shut their bloody mouths and had kept the tour guide wondering what an “ORGY” is.  Every zombie lovers like the CBS cyborgs knew about it, but, unfortunately, the pretty tour guide had to ruminate about it for a long time before she got it.

After the tour session, the hyperactive blogging cyborgs were whisked to the resort’s conference room and had the chance to have small talks with its management team along with their PR manager, Mr. Ruben of PinoyWorld.  The humanoids, true to their ambitions of becoming real human beings were also treated to a very colorful and delectable afternoon tea.  While pigging with the colorful treats and assuming that they tasted how appetizing those were, a Q & A portion was also happening.

The cyborgs learned that Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort was established on July of 1989.  The establishment has a 50-50 recruitment process, that is, they hire employees 50% from agencies and another 50% from independent applicants.  Their target market is mostly foreigners, and the Japanese chinks topped their list of regular customers.  The resort, as a payback to the people living in the locale, gives special discount rates to them whenever they wanted to visit and avail the resort’s amenities and services.

The management had also confessed, that the resort business has also been affected by the global recession.  That is, the number of vacationers and tourists are lesser this year compared to last year.  And when asked about what makes Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort different from other high class beach destinations in the country, the management team said, that it is the kind of service they provided to their clients.  In Maribago Bluewater, they see to it that they not only make good business with their customers, but also good interpersonal relationship that would imprint better impression and higher customer satisfaction.

After the short conference, some of the rusty blogging cyborgs automatically transformed into their swimming costumes, shamelessly exposing their cybernetic organs.  And seconds later, the blue water of Maribago turned red and populated with millions of rust fungi.  On the other hand, the other half of the humanoids, spent their time sharing indiscreet talks.  Every now and then, they giggled, laughed and snickered as they dissected every fleshy gossips they could muster.

And the cyborgs visit was ended with a very sumptuous buffet dinner in the resort’s Allegro Restaurant’s poolside.  Since it was Saturday, the resto had their Barrio Fiesta specialty along with a special cultural dance extravaganza.  All the blogging humanoids enjoyed the mouth watering foods and cracked jokes over the performing dancers, for it’s the very first time that they saw people dancing with their butts out.  Hahahahahahaha!

N.B: Click here for the resort’s detailed information, and reservation.

Photo Credits: Doyzkie, Sir Ruben

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In the Company of Mom Concert Review

In lieu with the Cebu Bloggers Society’s advocacy, to promote Cebu thru blogging, we(I, X, Aileen and Atty. Ethelbert) went to the The CompanY and Aiza Seguerra’s Mother’s Day concert in Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City.  The concert presentation was specifically held in Teatro Casino of the said hotel.  MJ, the event’s production coordinator, invited us to attend the concert and blog about it.

Though we missed half of the show, we still thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the presentation.  We arrived at Teatro Casino around quarter to nine, and it was Aiza Seguerra’s very melodic, enchantingly soothing and soul captivating voice that greeted us as we were making our way to our seats at the back portion of the venue.

I’m really not that familiar with her songs, but all I felt while listening to her voice lulling the whole crowd, is that somewhat very refreshing feeling which penetrates your soul, though its lyrics is somewhat melancholic.  The tenderness of her vocal softly embraced my tired mind and body, and as I closed my eyes to fully enjoy the moment, it seemed like a cold breeze of summer wind subtly kissed my haggard cheek…or is it just the “aircon”? Hahahahahaha!

On the other hand, The CompanY had definitely delivered a very exceptional performance through out the whole concert presentation.  The blending of their voices was splendidly perfect.  Their solo performances were unique and flavorfully seasoned with faint humor.  Their stage presence was omnisciently beautiful.  And the lighting effects complemented the rhythmic velocity of their vocals.

Hahahaha!  Please give chance to a non-experienced music critic’s way of describing a concert performance.  I’m not really knowledgeable when it comes to this kind of stuff.  Anyways, after their performance, Miss MJ personally introduced us to them(The CompanY members).  She also introduced us to the production staff of the concert especially to Mr. Joey Nolasco(a fellow Cebuano), one of the producers.  And later, we had our picture taken with the performing artists.

N.B: At the center of the Queen City of the South is Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, one of the Philippines’ famous landmarks. Located 30 minutes from Mactan international Airport, and a stone’s throw away from the city’s financial district and best attractions, Waterfront Cebu city Hotel & Casino is the place to go and stay. (Source: Waterfront Hotel Cebu)

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Immortals in Moalboal 2009

This is a very late post, but, nevertheless, I am inspired to write about this because this is something that only happens once a year among my forum comrades in Immortality Forum.  We’ve been doing this for three years now and I’m expecting another outing next year.

First, I would like to thank all the the mortals who went there.  This is in random order.

I guess that’s it.  I hope I didn’t miss anyone.  I’m a little bit disappointed that a few important people didn’t manage to attend like MagicBeans Guy and Blink.

We actually planned this outing very early this year.  Would you believe that we started talking about this in the forum exactly on 11th of January?  Hahahaha!  And to think the actual outing was on 1st and 2nd of May.

We had lots of alternative venues.  At first, we talked about Sumilon, but when we checked the place online, we found out that the accomodation rates are in dollar value.  This means that we can’t afford it and we better check for another nice beach resorts, those ones with nice beaches, but with affordable rates.  We considered Camiguin and Bohol in our list, but these places are way too far from main Cebu.  Others find it a hassle both in transportation and time.  We checked a few others and then, at the end we decided to go to Moalboal, specifically, BigSand Campgrounds.

Because I was too excited, I phoned the resort immediately and made reservation for at least 20 people for an overnight stay.  After that I heard negative feedbacks from titah Binky.  She told us that the beach front of the said resort is no good and we should try another one.  At the back of my friggin’ head, I was a bit disappointed because the place is actually almost perfect.  I mean, with our number, we really need a big place and BigSand Campground’s accomodation is definitely big, but very affordable.  It is a two-storey, air conditioned cottage with tap water and fridge, and the place is private and safe.  I really don’t mind at all the beach front because I know that we can roam somewhere in the strech of beaches and find some nice shorelines.

Well, to make the story short, the bloody outing was pushed through.  Everybody was happy and I got drunk early in the evening.  Hahahaha.  Thanks to Nabet and Pepe for the CnT lechon donation and to Manash and Nabet for the free cottage fee.  Moalboal beach ain’t that great, but the people I was with were all awesome.  Labi na katong mga nangahubog, apil nako. Hahahaha.  Xie xie Ni and Jia You!

Photo Album 1, Photo Album 2

Photo Credits: Jeff Saberon “Doble” and Jolla Carmen Valencia “Mingo”

N.B: There’s still a 3rd batch of photos in isda’s cam.  I dunno why until now he hasn’t uploaded those yet.  Iya pa guro giorasyunan.  Unod Bukog, Bukog Unod.  Hahahahaha!

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In the Dojo

One early morning, in the city’s famous beer dojo, three drunk senpai were in a very intimate drunkard discussion…

kioas(talking to isda): you mean you can steal that giant bottle up there?
isda: sure, i can. i just need your help and influence.
twistedsui(to kioas): you guys are dreaming…(chuckles)

kioas: i think that is possible. i just have to use my genjutsu and lure those stupid shinobis out there.
isda: brighta! you can definitely do that. let those bake drool over mountain of big boobs. hikhik…

twistedsui(to isda and kioas): hikhik. i wanted to see those mountain of big boobies too.
isda(only talking to kioas): i think we need to do this together and exclude him(referring to twistedsui). he might jeopardize our plan.
kioas(to isda): you mean you wanted all the boobies by ourselves only?

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That left hook on Hatton’s right jaw…

That quick and massive left hook that landed at the edge of Hatton’s right jaw, ended the rather short fight between him and Pacman.  The Battle of East and West’s main fight only lasted up to two rounds.  The British opponent has been beaten, and in double jeopardy, when, after receiving a hard blow from Manny, hit his head on the canvass of the boxing arena.  Pacman finished the fight, leaving him lying on the floor, shocked and in pain, semi paralyzed, and losing his IBO Light welterweight title.

Ricky “the Hitman” Hatton, from Greater Manchester, England, sorely lost to our very own Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.  The former, with height, weight and experience advantage succumbed to the latter’s agility and reach advantage.  Hatton was brutally battered even in round one.  He lost his balance twice after receiving few lethal punches from his dear opponent.  Our Pambansang Kamao, once again, made us all proud.  Mabuhay ka Manny!  Jia You!  And good luck to your next opponent, Floyd Mayweather.

Photo Credits: Fanhouse.Com

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Happy 3rd Anniversary Immortals!

21st of April 2006-21st of April 2009.  It’s been three years that we’ve been tossing each others nonsense ramblings inside our little hive in cyberspace.  Three years of knowing each others clumsiness and silliness.  Three years of sharing each others secrets and painful dramas in life.  It’s been a great pleasure knowing that somewhere in this very chaotic age of multi-tasking and modern brouhaha, there is still a place wherein we can vent our frustrations in life without the fear of being rejected and humiliated.

To all cool headed immortals who are reading this post, Happy 3rd Anniversary!  Jia You!

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Obama’s Assassination

I’ve been hearing people talking about this for a long time.  I and my father even had a long debate about this because I’m always in the skeptical side when it comes to this prediction thingy.  Everyone knows how famous Nostradamus’ predictions are, and some people tend to take it seriously, which I find very idiotic.  Still, this topic arouses my curiosity because this involves a no nonsense subject, no other than the very first black US president, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama II, the mabus, the third antichrist, and etc., as what those bloody online articles accused him of.

Those articles I’m talking about actually based their interpretations from the quatrains of Nostradamus’ predictions.  The following quoted quatrains are their bases of Obama’s Assassination.

Century 2, Quatrain 62
Mabus then will soon die, there will come
Of people and beasts a horrible rout:
Then suddenly one will see vengeance,
Hundred, hand, thirst, hunger when the comet will run.

Another quatrain where they based the speculation that Obama is the antichrist.

Century 8, Quatrain 77
The antichrist very soon annihilates the three,
twenty-seven years his war will last.
The unbelievers are dead, captive, exiled;
with blood, human bodies, water and red hail covering the earth.

Holy cow!  These people who hastily spread craps like this should be reminded that Nostradamus is no God.  He doesn’t know anything about the future and he’s just merely guessing from his not so lucid structure of thinking, wherein some constructs are in extreme deviation when compared to those boring and average many.  What I really mean is, how could people believe this kind of crap when most of his written predictions aren’t validated nor supported yet?  On the other hand, do this people even think of what will really happen if Obama, by any chance, will actually be assassinated?

Obama, the very first black US president, a democrat, a socialist and everything anti republican.  What would happen if he’s assassinated?  Honestly, I really don’t know.  Chaos?  Worldwide crisis?  Well, the world is already in chaos and in crisis.  What difference would it make?  Annihilating someone who is standing in the very opposite spectrum against the elitist lair is very perilous.  It is perilous in a sense that it would trigger uprisings from both extreme sides of the idealist camps.  But, if you will look closely, the probability of an assassination is actually moving toward the positive quadrant.

The US president’s extreme idealist thinking will attract lots of enemies and haters.  Well, to start with, all those US citizens who didn’t vote for him are actually rooting  for his failures and imperfections.  And now that he’s in position, they are too proud and happy to spread the news that their current president is the third antichrist.  I’m actually wondering what would happen if by any chance, Obama is not a black.  Tsk…tsk…tsk…  The countless years of looking down on slaves and those people who used their bare hands and feet to earn a living has actually dominated the minds of the elitists all over the world.

And the bottom line is, I’m not talking anymore of Obama’s assassination, but how the world unfairly treated those people who are working their asses off to serve the high and mighty elitists ones.  I hope and will pray that Mr. Obama could make a difference, being the ultimate symbol of a slave who went beyond the norms to prove to the prideful ones that the discrimination between the masters and slaves is just a part of the world’s history, and only belongs to history books that should be put away in the library and be used as a future reference.

Photo Credit: Blip.TV

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Into the Wild, Wild CBS Camp Out

If you wanted to seek diversion from your stationary and monotonous office slave life, habituated by same old faces of your friends and comrades, getting too close for comfort with your clanmates, tired of doing same old stuff, and wanting to breathe another flavor of carbonated oxygen, then you should have been hanging out with the CBS crowd.

The CBS crowd, a mob of cool online addicts who share common personality disorders, just had their first summer camp out and team building at Jardin De Busay.  An overdosage of appreciation goes to Mr. Vanjahnn, a fellow CBS mob member, for letting the the whole gang stay at their beautiful place.

The whole gang of raucous blogging cyborgs had spread live bullets of laughter and lethal nonsense talks all over the bloody place.  At the end of the team building initiation, team Wang-Wang, a team full of semi-carnal blogging cyborgs, emerged victorious over their lousy opponent, the name I won’t mention because I’m afraid it would just be a waste of bandwidth(peace team unknown, lolers).

On the other hand, a certain lousy cyborg got drunk and wasted during the event because he bragged that he can drink el hombre like a beer.  The result?  Well, the rest of the cyborg addicts molested his wasted moments and took a lot of photos to scandalized his holy body.  Lolers!  Peace be with you whoever you are.  Hahahahaha!

Below is the confidential list of cyborgs who made it to the said gathering:

  1. Vanjahnn of FocalGlass.Blogspot.com
  2. Mark of EUTS.Wordpress.com
  3. Mikyu of Ifancy.me
  4. Clarence of DahongLaya.com
  5. Kai of CalendarNotes.Blogspot.com
  6. Miong of MiongandMarquee.Blogspot.com
  7. Empress of EmpressOfDrac.com
  8. McBilly of McBilly.com
  9. Attorney of Bethelo.Blogspot.com
  10. Prince of RoyalGrapiks.Blogspot.com
  11. Aldwin of Multiply.com
  12. Bryan of WhatAboutBryan.info
  13. Jorich of BeyondTheNorms.org
  14. Tiannex of SimpolNiBai.Blogspot.com
  15. Timoy of MugnaSaBadlis.Blogspot.com

Xie, Xie Ni for the fun and baka moments.  Hehehehe.

Photo Credits: Vanjahnn

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Xie Xie Ni!

Goshsh!! I just woke up with a heavy head this morning.  When I opened my eyes, I felt like the room was swirling around me.  My throat was very dry, yet my mouth has this somewhat bitter and acidic taste.  My stomach was somewhat full of acid and the very first thought that popped out from my drunken brain is to drink coffee.

The coffee tasted like a rusted water from the taste-point of my still tipsy tastebuds.  It didn’t taste like a coffee should be.  Fucking neurotransmitters!  Can’t translate simple task when the bloody head is still sulking.  Fuckin’ cheap tq! That thing must had burn my friggin’ tongue.  Lolers!

And then, my still dizzy head decided to try one more time.  I mean everything deserves a second chance.  So I made coffee again and I concluded that there’s really something wrong with my taste buds.  The coffee tasted like nothing, and my stomach was growling with acidic shit. Well, I’m not drunk.  Just a little dizzy.  Hehehe!

Anyways, I wanted to thank all the mortals who made my day happy yesterday.  Yesterday’s my birthday and I celebrated it along with Troy.  I gave him a cheap men perfume and a black chocolate. That was actually the very first time that I gave him something.  Hehehe!

Thanks to Nabet’s pink blouse.  Though it was intended as a Christmas present I received it the night before my birthday, so it’s like a birthday gift also.  Thank you so much Nabet.  All the Immortal girls are so grateful for all the blouses.  Thanks also to Rubin’s thoughtfulness for sending me flowers.  He didn’t give me food because I’m already fat.  Grrrr.  Thanks to Witch’s pair of earrings though I unintentionally broke the other pair.  Hehehe.  I hope Witch is not reading this post.  Thanks to Assassin’s virtual gift, but I’m really sad though.  That mortal didn’t even texted or greeted me yesterday.  I don’t know why.  Huhuhu!  Advance thank you also to Manash’s and HUHU2’s presents.  Hahaha!

Thank you soo much for all the mortals who greeted and made my day yesterday.  My Immortality Forum family, my SMART family, my Banana Networks officemates, my friends in Facebook, Multiply, Friendster…  Goshhh!!! I feel like an idiot enumerating these.  Hahaha!  Thank you also to my tagay mates last night.  See you this coming Sunday for another tagay session.  Hehehe!  Xie Xie, Xie Xie, Xie Xie Ni!

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Scarification or Skin Carving

I already saw photos of people who underwent this kind of artistic stuff eons of years ago.  I happened to watch Jessica Soho’s documentary show yesterday, and I noticed that even Pinoys are into this.  I have a thread about this in my forum and the people’s first impression is “YUCK”.

On the process of Scarification

On the process of Scarification

Honestly, I really admire the courage of these mortals who modified their bodies for the sake of art.  I mean the pain must be enough to prove to everyone else that they are serious with their craft.  But people have lots of speculations, like they do it just to catch attention.  Some would even say that these kind of people have low self esteems and doing bizarre things to themselves is their way of uplifting their egos.

Whatever, I still find skin carving way too cool, but it’s really dangerous especially if you will get infections and other serious health problems as the aftermath.

Photo Credits: scarwars.org

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End of December Wrap Up

[mwrap][dcap]T[/dcap]ime flies so fast I merely noticed it. Christmas was just over and New Year is just a couple of days away. Sayonara 2008, Ne Hao 2009! I’ve been busy with my crappy addiction of wrinkle-tear-jerker stuffs that I got no time to post anything here. I even became a gluttonous machine I suddenly have the phobia of looking at my face in the mirror. And because I feel like a walking Buddha, I noticed that I don’t socialize that much lately. Oh crap! Am I going back to my old-boring introvert self? Jia You EOD, this is not the time to accommodate set backs and personality problems!

Some people would definitely laugh at me if I’ll tell them that I’m an introvert and I really hate socializing and being observe at. Though I already surpassed that phase, I could still feel the old me kicking persistently, trying to slow down and change my current way of perceiving the world around me. Man, this is really getting creepier. I can’t believe I’m retrospecting at this very bloody moment. I should wake up now before I could scare myself away. Lolers!

Chrismas Dinner with Friends

Anyways, we had a Christmas dinner last Saturday with my friends at Moon Cafe. These people are the same mortals I hang out with since 2006 at a small beach resort in Marigondon(though we were in a big group that time). Titah Binky(she’s not really a “titah”, but I’m fond of calling her that way) was there with her usual authoritative and kinky self. Hehehe. I really look up at her because she really has this strong personality that could convince you that there’s really no point of being a coward. Manash, my close friend for almost nine years who I despised a lot at our first few meetings way back 2001. I can’t believe that she’ll become one of my few treasured friends since I really didn’t like her before. I guess I tend not to like her that time because she’s too much of an extrovert. Up close she’s really the type of buddy whom you can bring and hang out with anywhere. Her openness and high degree of friendliness attracted mobs of men, you can’t help yourself to wonder how she managed to accommodate them all(Hehehe. Peace Nash!).

Kiere was also there. I was a bit shocked when I saw her wearing a scarf and black tops and jeans. I was wearing the same though my scarf was of different color. I’ve also seen this mortal’s ups and downs in life. Though I know that she had coped up well, I can still feel the burden she’s carrying inside her until now. She actually cries a lot and very emotional. I guess we are in the same wavelength though I could say that I managed to avoid that kind of stuff for almost a year now. We actually had a lot of misunderstandings before, but we have quickly settled them down.

Blueberry and Gtboi were also there. I mentioned them as one since they are a couple and it would be awkward to mention them individually. Blueberry and I are friends for almost three years now. This girl awed me a lot because she has done a lot of impossible things that I can’t imagine myself doing. She’s definitely not your average type of lady. We really want to name her baby girl Blueberry Cheesecake, but it sounds crazy and cheesy. I wish her well and a safe delivery this coming March. Jia You, Jia You bai! Hehehe.

The people who were supposed to go there, but failed are Tats, Wasted and Caloi. Hmmmn…It was actually Tats who suggested to hold the dinner at 27th, but he’s the one who failed to come. He texted that he’s on his way to Zamboanga to attend the funeral of a relative. How sooo Gabino Ang! Caloi, on the other hand, had a Team Building, and Wasted spent her holiday vacation in Butuan(her hometown). Titah Binky texted Khalai and Twistedsui, but as usual they didn’t manage to come. We also texted and called Isda, but I guess he’s busy since he didn’t answer our call nor reply to our text message. We also missed Nabet and Pepe. They are busy making themselves rich in Singapore. Hehehe. Other people whom I haven’t seen since that first Christmas gathering in 2006 are Xidvicious, and Captain Poloi.

After our dinner at Moon Cafe we went to KartZone. We didn’t like the atmosphere there so we transferred to Off Roads.

Meme Disney Land

I guess I overly exaggerate when I stated that I didn’t socialize a lot. I did went to a meme disneyland last 20th to 21st of December and I did enjoyed the whole day tour though it was very exhausting. I arrived around nine in the morning and I was a bit embarrassed because they were all waiting for me(to think the only one I know in the group is my friend). The next day, my friend was forced to watch a Shoujo series since he got no other choice. I actually have an unpleasant reminder from that trip. I bumped my right leg into the sharp edge part of the antique table in one of the spots we visited. It really hurt a lot and as I checked it now it left a hideous coloring at my upper thigh.

Monkey Networks Christmas

Banilya, Vanilya, Balila, Banana…Hahahaha! Our company’s name is sooo unique, it garnered lots of bloopers. Now, I’m calling it Monkey Networks so that everyone will be happy. Our company is actually the very first tenant who occupied the TGU building here in IT Park and we are also the very first tenant who used their lobby. It is where we held our Christmas Party.

Banana Networks Christmas

Banana Networks Christmas

What a very long post! Xie Xie everyone for reading and visiting. Jia You, Jia You!![/mwrap]

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Pacman, Oscar Dela Hoya’s New Idol

Hidden Soldiers!
Ang sagot ni Manny Pacquiao
nang tinanong siya kung ano
ang World’s Number 1 anti-dandruff
shampoo.

The text message above is definitely funny, but it is an ugly reflection of how most Pinoy discriminate someone who doesn’t speak fucking English fluently. This, also shows how narrow-minded most of us when it comes to how we measure intelligence and capability. No wonder we are still living in a developing country until now. Hypocrisy dominates most of our central traits which has blinded us to see genuine talent and ability. We always assume that when someone is good in speaking english, he or she is smart and intelligent and everything. How pathetically wrong!

Well, this post is definitely not intended to rant about how pathetic most Pinoy are. This post is intended to praise Manny Pacquiao, Oscar Dela Hoya’s new idol. The golden boy in the boxing arena who has been a reigning champion and living legend bowed down and surrendered to Pacman at the start of the ninth round in their recently concluded Dream Match at MGM Grand, Nevada, USA.

I never thought the game would end that way. Dela Hoya has more fighting advantages compared to Pacman. First, is the height advantage. Pacman is only 5′ 6″ tall compared to Dela Hoya’s 5′ 10″. Next, is the reach advantage. Dela Hoya has long arms compared to Manny which means a high hitting probability. The Golden Boy is also famous of his powerful left jab and has more fighting experiences compared to our pambansang kamao. But all of these expected advantages had been easily vanquished by Pacman’s agility, good footworks, lethal throws and punches, and a combination of consistent offensive and defensive moves.

Manny Pacquiao dominated the whole game from round one to round eight. He threw the first few punches in the first round and managed to avoid Dela Hoya’s. The Golden Boy was reduced to a mere punching bag in round four to eight. Pacman emerged victorious after Dela Hoya accepted defeat with an injured face and a black eye. Pacman, on the other hand, accepted the victory unscathed along with millions of victorious Filipino around the world. Our Pambansang Kamao has clearly obliterated USA’s Golden Boy after 8 rounds due to technical knock out. Yeeeyyyyyy!

N.B. Have you noticed that the background music played after each round was of Rammtein’s? I’m referring to GMA 7’s game coverage. Hehehe.

Photo Credits: BatchLinks

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Cebu Bloggers Society Featured on MagTV Na!

I just watched MagTV Na, a local ABS-CBN show this morning. I don’t usually watch this show, but I waited for it because it would feature my co-CBS members in their segment that talks about blogging. And as expected, I saw five CBS members in the show. They were X, Rodel, Gerry, Clarence, and Kevin.

Rodel talked about his experience in making money thru blogging, X gave a brief description of his blogsite, Gerry explained that he started his blog as a hobby, Clarence talked about the content of his Dahong Laya blog, and Kevin talked about his controversial blogsite campaigning Sen. Mar Roxas candidacy for the 2010 presidential election. Kevin’s blog was also mentioned as one of the Philippines Top 100 Blogs.

It’s really great that the CBS group has little but constant exposures. The group started attending small talks, conferences, and then went to radio and now on TV. These are stepping stones for the group’s stability and these would also encourage fellow bloggers to join in. The more members the “manyer.” Hehehehe! Kudos to Cebu Bloggers Society!

Check here for more details about the MagTV interview.

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