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  • Year End Post II

    I should stop whining.

    2008 may not have been as fruitful as I envisioned it to be, but there are things that I should be very thankful of.


    1. Friends. I am not a very friendly person, but I thank God for surrounding me with the right people. Friends who understand and accept my often unfavorable behavior. And despite the fact that the only thing I could give back is loyalty. Once a friend, in my heart, it will forever remain that way.

    2. My job. Probably not something that I really enjoy doing but I feel proud that I am not contributing to the high unemployment rate of the Philippines. With the crisis in the world economy going on, I should be thankful.

    3. Family. I'd drop everything for my family. No questions asked.

    4. Fellow bloggers. You get me entertertained, excited, inspired. The virtual support coming from you is highly appreciated. I've only met two so far. Not really into EB's but I would gladly honor an invitation. Basta free ako. hehe


    A blessed 2009 to everyone. Happy New Year!!!


    Cheers!

    Greetings!!!

    Shark: endangered species. Who cares?

    Mini Stop introduced me to eating fried shark's fin. I was never really convinced they're from real shark fins, it tastes just like their fried pork siomai. Must be made out of flour or something.


    I was watching CNN's Planet in Peril the other day. Ironically they're featuring shark hunting somewhere in Costa Rica. There's this shark infested area where hundreds of sharks are killed everyday. Their cameras followed some WildAid advocates in their attempt to fight save the sharks.

    Who cares? They should kill them all. They're dangerous, feared, and definitely one of the living things I hate the most.


    Until Lisa Ling started explaining:

    "There is however, a creature far more predacious than the shark: Humans.

    Sharks existed before there were dinosaurs and they pre-date humans by millions of years. Yet, in a relatively short period of time, humans and their technological arsenal have driven most shark populations to the verge of extinction.

    This is bad news for the world's oceans. Sharks are the top predator in the ocean and are vital to its ecosystem. The rapid reduction of sharks is disrupting the ocean's equilibrium."

    These are ecosystems that have evolved over millions and millions of years. As soon as you start to take out an important part of it, it's like a brick wall, you take out bricks eventually it's going to collapse."


    Shark finning is famous because of, yes, the fins. They're often transported all the way to Asia, and made into a very expensive shark fin soup, and perhaps into this fried shark fin we get from Mini Stop.


    True to my being an Al Gore follower, I will never buy and eat shark fins again.

    Update

    Tuning in to GMA7. I've never done that in the past four years.

    Last week, I heard about the controversy surrounding the two giant networks' coverage on Marky Cielo's death. Of course I wanted to hear the mom's side about ABS-CBN taking close up footage of her son. So I watched the news from GMA for the first time.

    I am a Kapamilya, but I think ABS-CBN, or the camera man, or their staff/reporter, made a huge mistake of not respecting the mother's request. It's not about who's getting the most coverage now, it's all about respect.

    I believe ABS-CBN should apologize.


    One more thing, almost all people, especially media men kept on mentioning that Marky is from Bauko, Benguet.

    Bauko is not a part of Benguet. It is a town in Mountain Province. And it is MOUNTAIN province, not MOUNT province which this one GMA7 reporter said, not once, not twice, but gazillion times (or perhaps he just pronounced it with an unheard, very silent "t"?). Benguet is not a part of Mountain Province either. Benguet is another separate province, where Baguio is located.

    I just love geography.

    Congratulations Manny!

    Although, for some reasons I would have preferred to see the Mexicans celebrating, Manny Paquiao made us proud once again. It's not a surprise anymore, we all expected it.

    I did not watch the much awaited game. I just waited for friends to text me the results. I could get a copy of the pirated DVD version tommorow, and watch it without having to endure seing SMB's, energy drinks, and pain relievers.

    Of course ABS-CBN did their job of blasting the spoiler. That's 5 minutes before millions of Filipino non-pay-per-view viewers could even get to see Karylle singing the national anthem.

    The last time I was glued on my seat watching the whole Paquiao match was in 2005. It was fantastic, but the mood was spoiled by some of Manny's cheerers who I wished should have been banned there. I don't wanna see these people behind Manny on TV again:

    -A drug lord, womanizer. One of the greatest villains in the history of Philippine politics who tries so hard to be seen on TV, to fit on the TV screen during Manny's pre and post fight interviews from Las Vegas.

    -A fat, graft and corruption first king with his protruding belly. Well, that's all our money goes.

    -And for God's sake, I don't wanna hear the voice of a tiny but terribly corrupt woman again; who would make a phone call to congratulate Manny live on national (and international) TV, for all the world to hear. How third world is that?




    What's the best thing to do while Manny is inside the ring?


    Malling...


    No (literally) rubbing elbows with Sunday shoppers!

    Although all seats in his cinemas are fully reserved,
    Henry Sy is not liking this view.

    How often do we get to see EDSA like this?

    It's like a phenomenon comparable to the Haley's comet. It only happens once every century.

    Bayani Fernando should know who's the answer to our traffic problems.


    Anyway, CONGRATS Manny! Sana lang hindi ka na tatakbo sa eleksiyon!

    Cheers!

    All I want for Christmas is...

    Finally posting the tag from Honney. I've done this before, but the tag only required 5 facts. I'm adding 5 more here to complete this one.

    Here are the rules:
    1. Each blogger must post these rules.
    2. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
    3. Bloggers that are tagged, need to write ten facts about themselves. You need to choose ten people to tag and list their names.
    4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’ve been tagged and also to read your blog. I am tagging anyone who's interested.


    And here's my next 5 random facts/habits:

    6. I am a certified nature lover; green environment calms me. I love trees. I hate illegal loggers. If I am a president I would propose total log ban, and I'd order all corrupt politicians to cut their heads instead.

    7. I am a frustrated painter. It occurred to me that I don't have the patient needed. I get too excited that I couldn't wait for days, weeks, or years to finish a masterpiece, and so I fell in love with:

    8. -photography, I could get what I want in just a few clicks. I hope to make a career out of it some day.

    9. I wasn't able to attend the Sony Expo yesterday. My friends were too busy, I can't go there alone. Ang layo naman kasi.

    10. And all I want for Christmas?


    Love? No. I'm not looking for it. Probably I will never know, until I found you. (kanta ba yun?)


    World peace? No. That's impossible, it will never happen.


    Vacation? No. Vacation for me is having fun without having to worry about going back to work after.


    A DSLR? Not really.







    What I want for Christmas?!?!

    Ba't ba ang hirap mong abutin? Klan ka mapapasaakin?

    Missing tag and a VIP pass

    I'm suppose to do the tag from Honney now. Unfortunately I cannot open her site again. (Honney, down na naman yung site mo, palit ka na ng host. hehehe). I'll try it again tommorow, I could probably access it at the office.

    I just received a text from an officemate, 13th month pay has just been credited. Yey!

    And the best news I received today?

    My entry just got me this VIP pass for the Sony expo, that's tommorow.

    I'll be there with some friends. I am extremely shy, so if we happen to run into each other, you know what to do. hehehe.

    Cheers!

    Backspaced


    I am staring at this new post page which has remained open for hours. I was able to key in letters, words, composed sentences, and paragraphs. They end up disappearing in no time.

    That's what happens when you're out of ideas. No specific topic to talk about, nothing. If I were using a typewriter, I would have already made mother nature so unhappy with the piles of papers I've wasted. I wonder why backspace is not made possible with typewriters? I'm thinking white ink. Isnopik.

    And so I took one of our cameras, aimed a macro shot at this ever wonderful, oh so helpful button. I think it deserve some recognition.

    Hail to the backspace!!!