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    Hindi ako nanood ng SONA. Sinasaniban kasi ako pag nakikita ko ang pagmumukha ng presidente.


    Sana naging manok na lang siya.



    Gagawin ko siyang pinikpikan!

    Hahawakan sa paa.

    Papaluin sa pakpak.

    Gigilitan sa leeg (morbid, wag na po ask ng picture)

    Kunan ng dugo.

    Susunugin.

    Walang matitirang balahibo.

    Huhugasan.

    At chop-chopin.


    Joke lang po. (In fact, ang pamangkin kong nasa ibang bansa, naawa sa manok. Sorry sa iba na hindi rin sanay.)

    In a serious note, sagrado po ang pinikpikan sa mga kababayan naten sa Cordillera, na namana na din ng mga ibang Ilokano. May cultural value. It started as a tradition, na naging regular practice na pag nagkakatay ng manok. Kasi mabango, masarap! Madami siguro kokontra, pero, naisip mo na din ba kung pano kinatay ang manok na ihinahain sayo sa mga mamahaling restaurant?

    Anyway, naging tradition na rin namin ng tatay ko to. Basta uuwi ako, meron nyan. And by the way, native chicken po to. Purong bigas at mais ang mga pinakain at walang halong chemicals. It would take months para lumaki hangang pwede ng katayin. (Ewan ko lang kung may gumagawa nito sa mga manok na pinakain lang ng feeds at nagkalaman na after 45 days?)

    I've been doing this for as long as I could remember, with my father. Ako lagi taga-hawak sa manok. hehe. He'd always show me how to do it properly, may tamang procedure, but 20 years later hindi ko pa rin talaga natututunan.

    And the result...

    Purong-purong manok. Natural lang. Hindi kailangan nang mga cubes cubes para magkalasa.

    Lutong bahay - priceless!

    Ang komiks ni Binay

    "Malakas ba yung si Binay?", that's my father asking when I was on vacation in the province last week. I was surprised. Sikat na pala si Binay sa probinsya? Hmm...

    Kaya pala.





    35 pages and komiks nya at wala ako time basahin, picture lang. Hindi rin ang sagot ko sa tanong ng tatay ko.

    Hmm... Hindi nga ba?

    Integrity

    If there's one thing that I like about my current position at work, it's the opportunity for me to make decisions. Decisions based from my own judgements, which give me freedom as it take me away from the normal by-the-book resolutions. I am a person who'd think out of the box, make exemptions, break the rules, and always ready to justify my actions.

    I get "hot" when being asked for an explanation why I have done this and not that. While I understand that I may have committed mistakes along the way, I still stand by what I have already said or done. I wouldn't mind acknowledging my failure, but that shouldn't be mistaken for a weakness.

    I am just hardheaded.

    ***

    Which reminds me of the lady who interviewed me when I was applying for my first job. She seemed to be quite satisfied with my answers that out of nowhere, she asked "what would you do if your integrity is being questioned at work?"

    Uh! Fresh out of college, what do I know about integrity?!?

    Trying to maintain my cool, I smiled and threw her back a question, "what do you mean by that?"



    I got the job.

    ***

    America' Susan Boyle

    Alcoholic

    I think I'm addicted with alcohol.

    I keep a small bottle of it in my pocket everywhere I go. I have one in my desk at work. I have two of them in my room, one just beside my bed. I'd wash my hands with alcohol no less than 10 times a day.

    Am I an OC?

    Groceries in paper bags

    I blogged about this almost two years ago. Why not paper bags?

    Last week, I heard that most grocery stores in Laguna have started using paper bags. I thought that's good news.

    I just learned last Wednesday that SM is now doing the same. No plastic bags on Wednesdays, so expect to carry your groceries in a paper, unless you brought a bag with you. Green bags were used for free that day during the launch of the said campaign.

    This, I totally support.