Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hey Rjay! It's your Birthday!


The calendar page now turns on the 28th, the onset of my 1st day with a new age. My celfon was bombarded with tons of messages from my Biology block mates and IT batch mates at UE, PREXmates, WEST peeps, DELIKADO gangstahs, TOPPS clique, WEREW and some more friends. It was my Dad who first sends his regards, then my Mom followed by my siblings. My angel, Chel, never failed to start my day too. I just love her so! The very moment I opened my eyes I was buttered up with greetings from Tita Baby and Kakai. It was my first time to celebrate my birthday with my second family.

Heading to the office, I always wear a smirk. (I remembered Tita Baby advised me to incessantly smile before I go to bed last night). I was like a joker quaintly walking in the street telling the whole world “It’s my birthday!” It’s been ages since I last felt this equanimity. A state I’ve been longing for during the past 6 months. I went to the office 2 hours earlier than my usual schedule so I could sneak out just in time to meet up with ex-officemates waiting at Gweilos. We ordered native pizza and sisig rice. I suppressed myself to sip a bottle of cold beer since this is only my first stop.

After an hour, I went straight to Starmall’s Bridgeway– Mandaluyong to meet King and Herbert (who are in conflict by then). It’s funny that they have to cobble things up just for my birthday. It’s King’s treat by the way! As expected, both offered me a jigger chock-full with brandy, and unsatisfied, I had to gulp 3 more turns as I have to equal their intoxication level. Cool! The atmosphere suddenly became soberly quiet after HB boldly announced his being a “dad” by accident, the peerless confession of the night. Nonetheless, the birthday ambiance still enshrouds the place. More talks, more laughs, more catch-ups … more drinks! Mall closes at 9 pm so we had to leave by 10.

We then walked our way out to hop in at Cuba Libre. A friend works there as a bartender (I have to keep his anonymity since this blog is open to public eye, he might be caught). And that being the case, we were luxuriated with a KTV room for about 5 hours … free of charge! Imagine if I have to pay 100/pax/hour, I’d be broke as hell. We sufficed the bar with lots of beer and food orders though. Drunk, we sang our hearts out and concert-like performed whilst being watched by a group of girls on the other side of the room. Time to flirt! Nyahaha! And yes, we did! I’ll skip from here.

Disgruntled, I failed to cut my cake and blow my candle at home. My Garcia family celebrated my birthday in my absence. This has been one of the coolest things they did for me! I may not be there but the fact that they gathered for my day’s merrymaking is more than enough to make me feel I am with them. I’ll be forever grateful of these peeps.

It’s a quarter past 2 in the morning, time to go home; we all parted drunk and wasted with a smile on our faces.

It’s been fun! And I look forward to a year coaster ride of laughs and tears, with these gifts I’m blessed with, my family and friends. I could not ask for more!

My friends increased tenfold this year! To each and everyone who took time to greet me, my heartfelt thanks!

It's just surreal!

Thank you GOD for all the blessings you bestowed upon me and my family!

My Birthday Wishlist

Tomorrow, I'll be celebrating my 21st birthday! nyahaha! I come up with a list of things I'd like to give and receive.

...

and that's it! I realized how blessed I am despite the twists and turns of the previous years. I can't think of anything else to wish for. Just be the way it is. If I deserve more, then I'd be more thankful. I am happy for every single thing I have now.

... as of press time, I am currently receiving lots of text, chat and e-mail messages. I have yet to tell you what tomorrow will be. I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

सोमेथिंग तो लौघ अबाउट

This really made my day.

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Operator: 911 emergencies.
Boy: Yeah I need some help.
Operator: What's the matter?
Boy: With my math.
Operator: With your mouth?
Boy: No with my math. I have to do it. Will you help me?
Operator: Sure. Where do you live?
Boy: No with my math.
Operator: Yeah I know. Where do you live though?
Boy: No, I want you to talk to me on the phone.
Operator: No I can't do that. I can send someone else to help you.
Boy: Okay.
Operator: What kind of math do you have that you need help with?
Boy: I have take aways.
Operator: Oh you have to do the take aways.
Boy: Yeah.
Operator: Alright, what's the problem?
Boy: Um, you have to help me with my math.
Operator: Okay. Tell me what the math is.
Boy: Okay. 16 take away 8 is what?
Operator: You tell me. How much do you think it is?
Boy: I don't know, 1.
Operator: No. How old are you?
Boy: I'm only 4.
Operator: 4!
Boy: Yeah.
Operator: What's another problem, that was a tough one.
Boy: Um, oh here's one. 5 take away 5.
Operator: 5 take away 5 and how much do you think that is?
Boy: 5.
Woman: Johnny what do you think you're doing?!
Boy: The policeman is helping me with my math.
Woman: What did I tell you about going on the phone?
Operator: It's the mother
Boy: You said if I need help to call somebody.
Woman: I didn't mean the police.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Beyond Six Degrees of Separation

A true Pinoy saint is how Rizalistas regard Dr. Jose Rizal who was the brother of Maria Rizal Mercado who was the mother of Mauricio Rizal Cruz who was the father of Ismael Arguelles Cruz who was the first husband of writer Chitang Guerrero-Nakpil who is the mother of Miss International Gemma Cruz who is the wife of Antonio Araneta who is the cousin of Judy Araneta who is the mother of Mar Roxas who is the reported boyfriend of Korina Sanchez who was once the girlfriend of Noynoy Aquino who was once the boyfriend of Bernadette Sembrano who was once romantically- linked to Vic Sotto who was once romantically- linked to Kris Aquino…

…who lived with Philip Salvador who is the brother of Alona Alegre who was the girlfriend of Romeo Vasquez who was a very special friend of Vilma Santos who was the wife of Edu Manzano who was the husband of Maricel Soriano who was the girlfriend of William Martinez who is the brother of Albert Martinez who is the husband of Liezl Sumilang who is the daughter of Romeo Vasquez who was the husband of Amalia Fuentes who is the aunt of Aga Muhlach…

…who was the boyfriend of Aiko Melendez who was the wife of Jomari Yllana who is the boyfriend of Pops Fernandez who was the wife of Martin Nievera who was the boyfriend of Jackie Lou Blanco who is the daughter of Pilita Corrales who has a son with Eddie Guttierez who is the husband of Annabelle Rama who is the mother of Ruffa Guttierez who is the half-sister of Tonton Guttierez who is the son of Liza Lorena and the half-brother of Ramoncito Guttierez who is the estranged husband of Lotlot de Leon who is the adopted daughter of Nora Aunor who was a very special friend of Joseph Estrada who is the father of Jude Estrada who is a very special friend of Dranreb Belleza who is the son of Bernard Belleza who was the husband of Divina Valencia who was the movie partner of Jess Lapid who is the uncle of Lito Lapid who lived with Melanie Marquez who is the sister of Joey Marquez who lived with Kris Aquino…

…who reportedly almost eloped with Robin Padilla who is the cousin of Zsa Zsa Padilla who lives with Dolphy who lived with Alma Moreno who lived with Rudy Fernandez who is the husband of Lorna Tolentino who is the stepmother of Mark Anthony Fernandez who was the boyfriend of Claudine Barretto who is the sister of Marjorie Barretto who is the estranged wife of Dennis Padilla who is a close friend of Randy Santiago who is the brother of Raymart Santiago who reportedly courted Kris Aquino…

…who is the daughter of Ninoy Aquino who is the brother of Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara who was the wife of Cesar Concio who is the husband of Charo Santos who is the sister of Milette Santos who is the wife of Edgar Mortiz who was the boyfriend of Vilma Santos who is the wife of Ralph Recto who is the brother of Plinky Recto who is the sister of Ramon Recto who was once rumored to be a very close friend of Lotlot de Leon who is the adopted daughter of Christopher de Leon who is the brother of Melissa de Leon who was a very special friend of Joey Marquez who lived with Alma Moreno who is the cousin of LJ Moreno who was the girlfriend of Diether Ocampo who was once reported as the boyfriend of Andrea Bautista who is the sister of Bong Revilla…

…who was romantically linked to Gretchen Barretto who was photographed being kissed by John Estrada who was the husband of Janice de Belen who has a son with Aga Muhlach who is the husband of Charlene Gonzales who is the daughter of Bernard Bonnin who was the husband of Elvira Gonzales who is the wife of Pepito Vera-Perez who is the brother of Marichu “Manay Ichu”Vera-Perez who is the estranged wife of Manong Ernie Maceda and the sister of Gina de Venecia who is the wife of Joe de Venecia who used to preside over the Lower House of Congress which used to be presided by Ramon Mitra who was the father of Raul Mitra who is the husband of Cacai Velasquez who is the sister of Regine Velasquez who is the reported girlfriend of Ogie Alcasid who is a close friend of Janno Gibbs who is the husband of Bing Loyzaga who is the sister of Joey Loyzaga who was the boyfriend of Gretchen Baretto who lives with Tonyboy Cojuangco who is the cousin of Kris Aquino…

…who is the daughter of Cory Aquino who is the aunt of Mikee Cojuangco who is the wife of Dodot Jaworski who is the son of Robert Jaworski who is the husband of Evelyn Bautista who is the daughter of Ramon Revilla who is the father of Bong Revilla who was romantically linked to Ruffa Mae Quinto who was the girlfriend of Dingdong Avanzado who was the boyfriend of Rachel Alejandro who is the daughter of Hajji Alejandro who lived with Rio Diaz who is the sister of Gloria Diaz who was the wife of Bong Daza who is a close friend of Bong Bong Marcos who is the son of Ferdinand Marcos who was the husband of Imelda Marcos who is the mother of Imee Marcos who lived with Tommy Manotoc who was the husband of Miss International Aurora Pijuan who is the mother of TJ Manotoc who is the half-brother of Borgy Manotoc…

…who was rumored to have been intimate with Vina Morales who was romantically- linked to Robin Padilla who is the brother of Rustom Padilla who lived with Carmina Villaruel who lives with Zoren Lagaspi who is the brother of Kier Legaspi who is the father of the eldest child of Marjorie Baretto who is the sister of Claudine Barretto who is the wife of Raymart Santiago who is the brother of Rowell Santiago who was the movie partner of Sharon Cuneta who is the niece of Helen Gamboa who is the wife of Tito Sotto who is the brother of Vic Sotto who has a son with Connie Reyes who was a close friend of Helen Vela who was the mother of Princess Punzalan who was the wife of Willie Revillame who has a daughter with Becbec Soriano who is the sister of Maricel Soriano who is the aunt of Meryll Soriano who is the estranged wife of Bernard Palanca who was the boyfriend of Rica Peralejo who was once rumored as the girlfriend of Piolo Pascual who appeared in many movies as the love interest of Judy Ann Santos who was once the movie partner of Mikey Arroyo who is the son of Mike Arroyo who is the husband of Gloria Arroyo.

Saint. Heroes. Actors. Crooks.

Small world.

From Rizal to Ninoy to Erap to Gloria.

Yes, from a saint to a hero to an actor/thug to Gloria.

Small world, indeed.

And watch for the rest of their stories.

(Source: http://www.stuartsantiago.com/gossip-galore/)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hate Messages

I left my cellphone for a week at my cousin's house. I was confident enough that everything's fine since I can still be reached through my other 2 phones.

Yesterday, I was able to get hold of my phone and left dumbfounded to see 300+ unread messages and 9 missed calls (from an unknown caller). And much to my surprise, I was thwarted to receive 2 hate messages (2/300+ made me sick) from an overly paranoid guy (Mobile # +639169752801) charging me of stealing his girlfriend. He's cursing me to death. Well, I have bented not to respond as that will worsen the case and can be charged as acceptance of the argument.

I will not deny nor admit what was indicted.
All I can say is, "Bud, get a good grasp of your girl!"

And before I forgot, Mr. Paranoid, don't dare dragging my family name in your hysteria. It's between YOU, ME and your VIXEN! Spare me out of your troubled relationship!

I made it!


It's been roughly a month and a half since I firmly decided to go on a diet and shed a chubb. I was then so optimistic that I'll be able to achieve my desired weight and that will soon boost my confidence to strip off this summer. Little did I get encouragement from my friends that I'll be able to "make wonders" since I'm an alcoholic, a couch potato and a construction worker-type eater. On top of that, even my girl denied the fact that I can stay long imprisoned with my disciplined goal.

I proved them all WRONG!

Last night, I visited a pet shop. Yeah, heard me right! A PET SHOP! A clinic where we had to consult a vet for Chei-Chei's (japanese spitz) check up. She is suffering from chewing gum fits, a sign of canine distemper. Poor Bitch! (a female dog). Good thing, she brought to world an extremely cute pup named "Peachy"! a month ago which will (soon could) be her legacy. I had fun during the visit because I happened to play with a chubby chihuahua! He really looks like a piglet! And there also, I found sonic hedgehog. Cool! Well, but a sleepy one. Enough of this.

Going back, while waiting for the vet to show up (though she really never showed up, her assistant instead), I spotted a weighing scale (that of human!) so let me just say, bathroom scale. Without hesitations, I stand on it, and it freaked me out knowing I only weighed 121 lbs (55 kls). I heft myself around 133 lbs (60 kls) more than a month way back. That's freaking 12lbs! Stupendously unbelievable!

So now, I am holding my head up high (my chin's visible now!) 'cuz I MADE IT! Quoting from "The Pursuit of Happyness", "Don't let anyone tell you, 'you can't', even me", during the father and son scene. I just can't forget this.

Anyone out there with a flabby tummy, protruding man boobs, and slappy torsos ... Shed the Chubb! If I can do it, so can YOU!

Get well soon, Chei-Chei!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

video

I took this video during the infamous "DAPIT" procession at Siniloan, Laguna (Philippines).

Friday, April 03, 2009

My Sin Food

Street Foods - Isaw and Adidas

* But only if prepared by the best cook at Mendiola ( Siniloan, Laguna)

waah ... and a platter of Potato Salad, Bacon Rice and Grilled Chicken in Ranch Sauce

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

My Birthday Month

Apparently, contrary to the heading, i'm not too excited to face the 28th day of this month as that would add up another year to my age. Hehe ... Well, "It's all in the mind", as I always say.

Looking forward to:

Holy Week Vacation
Beach Bumming (half naked, finally)
First Photoshoot
New car ? / New bank accounts!
Trip to Davao or Palawan
Go Vegan for a Week
Get rid of some more beer guts
Tattoo?

... and the list goes on!

Waah! There's too much I have in mind for this month. More yet to explore!