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    I received this message from an anonymous texter today:

    "Ikulong at parusahan si Trillanes! Please pass if you love your country."


    I texted back and said "Ikulong at parusahan si Trillanes at Gloria! Please pass if you love your country."

    Nagtextback ang gago "Long live GMA!"

    I'm not pro-GMA. Never. I voted for Trillanes last election. If he gets prosecuted, I believe Gloria should be punished too. She may be the tiniest president on this planet, but everybody knows she's the biggest cheater and a world leader in graft and corruption.

    All of them should go to jail!

    Anyway, I support
    Sundalo.



    September born



    The beautiful pusa tagged me again. The rules:

    1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
    2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
    3. Pick your month of birth.
    4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
    5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
    6. Let the person who tagged you know when you've done it!


    I was born on September.



    SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.


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    The Twelve Months

    JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

    FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

    MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

    APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

    MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

    JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

    JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

    AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

    SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

    OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

    NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

    DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.



    I'm breaking the rules. I ain't tagging only 12. I'm tagging everyone again!


    21 Questions


    I have three tags pending, two from pusa, and this one from footiam. Since I’m already 8 days too late for this meme, I’m gonna do it first.

    I have to answer 21 questions and the answers must all start with the first letter of my name, which is “E”. The answers must not be made up and I can skip if I can't answer. That's easy!


    1. Famous Singer: Elvis Presley
    2. Four Letter Word: envy
    3. Street: Elm St.
    4. Colour: E-indigo
    5. Gifts/Present:
    6. Vehicle:
    7. Things in Souvenir Shop:
    8. Boy Name: Ed
    9. Girl Name: Eva
    10. Movie title: Evita
    11. Drink:
    12. Occupation:
    13. Celebrity: Eastwood (Clint Eastwood)
    14. Magazine: E (?)
    15. U.S. City: El Paso (Texas)
    16. Pro Sports: e-sports
    17. Fruit:
    18. Reason for Being Late to work: Excuses
    19. Something you throw away: Everything that's useless
    20. Something you shout:
    21. Cartoon Character:


    uh, I failed to answer 8 questions. I’m passing this to...everyone!

    The oven toaster


    Ok. So I did not attend our account’s anniversary party last night. When I arrived at the office today, everyone’s asking me why I wasn’t there. The reason?



    I would have brought home an oven toaster. (laugh)

    There was a raffle draw and my name got picked, I should have won the prize.

    Well, I was sleeping at that time. That’s the only luxury I could afford and I won’t exchange that for anything. Not for the food, not for the free booze, not even for an oven toaster. LOL



    Perfectly faked


    Question: Aside from spending our taxes, what else could our traditional politicians do?






    Answer: Insult Mother Nature.


    Baguio City is known for its cool weather and for sure it’s not called City of Pines for nothing. The number of pine trees has drastically decreased for the past few years though, due to various reasons we are all aware of.

    Anyway, in the mid-90’s, the mayor of Baguio City came up with a “brilliant” idea to promote the importance of preserving trees and protecting them. And so, up at the middle of session road, he "planted" this pine tree:



    For two years, I was deceived by this pine tree’s perfect shape. Fooled, I didn’t know that this million-worth tree is made of concrete and plastic. How clever. To complete the outrageous insult, the mayor had these words engraved beside it:

    And notice the letter "V" at the left - that he claims to stand for "vision".
    All his projects has letter V on them. By the way, his last name starts with a V.



    I think someone should tell the mayor the difference of building from planting. And how many real trees could you plant with 1 million?




    Wallet


    I was about to tag her on a previous post when Honney tagged me with this. It took me quite awhile to do it because showing my wallet to the World Wide Web would be the last thing I’d like to do, but I’m posting this though.


    Old and worn out, it's a Christmas gift from my cousin Angela n years ago. I’m not into accessories so I never thought of buying a new one. Showing what’s inside:


    • Old and new ATM cards. Two personal, two from previous employment, two of my mom’s
    • Medicard
    • Credit Card
    • Company badge
    • Philhealth and BIR ID’s, some ID’s from a review center and previous job
    • bunch of papers, important receipts
    • some cash, pictures, college graduation picture

    OK. So I wanna see what’s inside your wallet. dorkzter, reyn, kingdaddyrich, I’m tagging you again. :P


    Amazed


    I was watching TV last weekend and got surprised to see TAR 12. I was so uninformed, I never knew it has already started. It was the second episode and I was quite excited since I never get to watch the show for a long time. I am a big fan of The Amazing Race.

    How it started...





    TAR 1-4: I never knew this reality TV show existed.

    TAR 5: I got addicted with The Amazing Race since I saw season 5. Who could forget Colin and Christie?!? I know they were hated by many but I was rooting for them since episode 1. The Philippine episode, when they were trying to get the carabao (ox) to cooperate in that mud field was hilarious.

    "My ox is broken!!!"

    I liked Chip and Kim, but I never favored them to win. Brandon and Nicole were ok. I hated Charla and Myrna here.


    TAR 6: The winners were ok. Here, the evils were Jonathan and Victoria. (I mean only Jonathan)

    TAR 7: Rob and Amber were like a Colin and Christie clones. Same is true with the winners, Uchenna and Joyce. Watching the top 2 was like watching TAR 4 final episode. I really wished Ron and Amber won.

    TAR 8: Family edition. My bet, Gaghan family finished sixth, that was too bad. I felt really sad when I saw Carissa broke in tears. I liked all the families, except for the Weavers. I can’t stand them screaming always, in fact I thought I saw them in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This time I was happy with the winners.

    Phil: "Gaghan family, you are the last team to arrive.."

    TAR 9: Busy with work. I missed more than half of the episodes. Not very familiar with any of the competing teams

    TAR 10: Finally, my bet won. My sentimental favorite was David and Mary. This was one of my favorites seasons.

    TAR 11: All stars. I missed the whole thing.

    TAR 12: Missed the first episode. I’m not rooting for anyone yet.


    WARNING: If you’re a fan of TAR Asia... STOP reading here.









    The (not) Amazing Race Asia.

    The first edition was no good. I tried to watch 3 episodes and I couldn’t stand it any longer. Bad editing, bad hosting, and shifting to different scenes every split second was agonizing. Hope they’ve improved but I’m not watching the second edition. This Asian version of the race sucks!


    Pfft!

    Ain't letting go

    I was tagged by ronnie.

    3 things i won't let go


    1.Friendship.

    I may not be very friendly but I treasure the friendship that I have with my limited, small circle of friends.
    Real friends. No fakes. No
    pretensions.


    2. My dreams.

    I am a dreamer, and when I dream, I dream big. Huge. Seemingly unreal. Dreaming is free anyway.
    It’s keeps me going and I’m hoping they will all turn into reality someday.


    3. Family.

    I would die if I lost them.


    Now I'm tagging: Lolo, makoy, Vince, reyn, dorkzter, Eilanna, pusa

    My old ROTC uniform



    After the 8 hour trip back home, it was nothing but exhaustion. I could not sleep while on the bus, I did not have the appetite to eat during stop-overs and so I arrived looking sluggish. I dozed off quickly after jumping on my bed.

    Knowing I have some clothes at home, I didn’t bring any pambahay with me. The next day I was digging in my mom’s baul for some old shirts. I was delighted with what I found, there neatly folded inside a plastic bag…my old ROTC uniform.

    Still complete with the belt and the beret.

    It reminded me of my first two years in college when every Sunday was never meant to be a rest day. ROTC was an absolute waste of time, energy and money. I was one of those who celebrated when it finally got abolished a year after I wasted two precious years with it.

    The last time I wore this, we were in a shooting camp. That must probably the only part of the program that I liked. ROTC back then was an ample source of extra income for some officials (military, or anyone involved); that was our last day and we’ve learned we paid twice the amount of the bullets we used, not to mention the “scams” that have been going on years before I even entered college. I enjoyed being in the shooting range anyway. It was my first time to aim a gun at a target. I scored 8 points out of 15. LOL

    Back to the uniform, it was just one of their money-making projects. I suspect we paid more than the normal price. Some even got theirs with missing patches, and notice how poorly sewn they were.



    Despite all these, I am still glad I was a part of this crap. It was no fun, but worth remembering. These are some of our ROTC memories I won’t forget:

    1. Hiding the un-prescribed haircut. Some of us would spend long time trying to fix their hairs with the aid of a hair gel. We always had to make sure it will look short enough and won’t fall when the beret is pulled off our heads.

    2. It’s hard to wake up on a Sunday morning. If you’re a student, it was like the best time to sleep, especially in the cool weather of Baguio. We would all look sleepy, trying hard not to yawn or at least not to be caught yawning.

    3. Our flight commander was as lazy as we were. He would bring us behind one of the college buildings, for us to get covered from the hot morning sunlight and stay there until we were asked to go to the classrooms, where we’re supposed to have lectures.

    4."Magbigay ng give way!" The official command at this driveway everytime a car needs to pass while we're on our formations.



    5. Tree planting at one of Baguio’s mountains. We trekked with our leather shoes (in our school, majority never used combat shoes for their entire ROTC years), up to that muddy hill about 5 kilometers away from the school campus. It was the only time our sensitive Baguio skins were exposed to direct sunlight (we usually spent most our time inside the classrooms if not on the covered court, or see number 3) . We had no tree-planting tools at hand; we had to dig the earth with anything we could get our hands of.

    We were there. I hope the trees we planted have survived.


    6. The snack worth 15 pesos. It was another profit-generating idea from them. A juice in tetra pack and bread. You could buy that in a sari-sari store for 10 pesos or less.

    7. Donations. In cash or in kind (aside from donating blood, which I never did). We would donate canned goods or some old clothes meant to be given to communities hit by calamities. Part of it of course went to their tables.

    8. Fixing the attendance record. For sure, nobody ever dared sign in behalf of someone on the attendance sheets. But the record-keepers can fix it. They were a group of gays who demanded exceptions and were given office works instead. I would sleep the entire Sunday morning without worries. And then spend the weekdays looking for them, and using all my charms, ask them the favor of editing my attendance record. At the end of the semester only 3 out of my 6 absences were recorded. At that time 4 absences means you have to take ROTC again the next year.

    9. We were always on the front line during the Panagbenga flower festival, with rope on our hands trying to keep the unruly crowd. It wasn’t an easy job, but being right there in front in full view of the parade was all worth it.


    Notice us, "men in uniform" at the background.


    Jeez, looks like this is my longest post so far. Old things do bring memories, and long stories…