Saturday, December 29, 2007


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone. I'll be spending the holiday season at my hometown. Wish us all the best!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Charice Pempengco On Ellen DeGeneres Show

I am so proud of Charice Pempengco. She made us all proud Filipinos. She performed in Korea now on the Ellen DeGeneres show. She sang "I am  telling you" and she got a standing ovation from the audience. Ellen even said, "It is one of the most incredible performances I've ever seen." So I want to share to you guys the said performance by clicking on the links below. Hope you like it.

Charice Penpengco on Ellen DeGeneres Show

I am telling you

I will always love you

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Lesson In Arithmetic By Gov. Ed Panillio

Dislclaimer: I just got this e-mail from a friend and I just would like to share this here. Just feel free to react.

Fr. Ed Panlilio - Gov.of Pampanga

I'm 100% sure this income disparity is replicated in all the provinces of the Philippines .If we had more Ed Panlilios in our government, we would be just like Singapore in a short time. Read on.....

We hope we are witnessing what will be a sustained revolution in good governance in the Province of Pampanga , under its newly elected governor, Fr. Ed Panlilio.

According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer of August 26, only one month after Fr. Panlilio assumed his gubernatorial duties, the province's income from the quarrying of volcanic ash from Mount Pinatubo had reached P29.4 million. (Haulers pay a fee of P300 per truck of volcanic ash that they haul from the quarry.)

By contrast, during his predecessor Mark Lapid's term as governor, the province's income from the same quarrying operations amounted to only P29 million a year.

This gaping variation in official incomes from the same activity should inspire a new set of textbooks in Arithmetic, especially for the school children of Pampanga.

There is nothing like local color and local situations to cultivate comprehension in young minds.

Sample problems: If Fr. Ed's provincial government can collect P29.4 million in 26 days (we assume no quarrying on Sundays), how much does it collect in one day?

Answer: An average of P1.130 million.

If Fr. Ed's provincial government collects an average of P1.130 million a day from quarrying operations, how much can it collect in one year of 313 days (365 days less 52 Sundays)?

Answer: P353, 690,000, or P354 million.

If Fr. Ed's provincial government can collect P354 million a year, and Mark Lapid's provincial government collected only P29 million a year, what is the difference in their official yearly collections?

Answer: P325 million a year.

If Mark Lapid was governor for four years and his provincial government's annual collections from quarrying amounted to an average of P29 million, how much did his provincial govt. officially collect in four years?

Answer: P116 million.

If Fr. Ed manages to remain as provincial governor for four years, and his provincial government's annual collection from quarrying were to average P354 million, how much will his provincial government collect in four years?

Answer: P1.416 billion.

What is the difference between P1.416 billion and P116 million?

Answer: P1.3 billion.

Where did this P1.3 billion go?

Answer: Only God and the Lapids know. ('Lapids' is in plural because Mark, as a second generation political dynasty, succeeded his own father, now Sen. Lito Lapid.We don't know how much Lito's provincial government officially collected from quarrying operations during his watch. Should be a good investigative project for media.)

If Gawad Kalinga spends an average of P75,000 per low cost house, how many low-cost houses can P1.3 billion build?

Answer: 17,333 low-cost houses.

If the average Pampanga family were to consist of five persons (father, mother, three children), how many people would be benefited by 17,333 low-cost houses?

Answer: 86,665 persons.

End of Arithmetic lesson.

Fr. Ed is to be congratulated for setting a high benchmark for collection from quarrying operations against which his predecessors have a moral obligation to explain why their collections were so low, and against which future governors will be judged by the people of Pampanga.Volcanic ash, by the way, is a superior building material. Many of the buildings, aqueducts & monuments of the Roman Empire that have survived for almost 2,000 years are known to have been built w/ volcanic ash, quarried from the environs of Mount Vesuvius after it erupted in 79 AD.

We don't expect Fr.Ed's moral victory in Pampanga to be remembered for the next 2,000yrs. We would be happy with five, ten or 20 years, enough, we hope, to spawn a moral-revolution- by- example to save the Filipinos from their worst enemies - themselves.

GOOD LUCK Philippines !

"Therefore, the primary cause of poverty is not overpopulation of the Philippines !

It's because our country is overpopulated with corrupt officials"

Keep the Faith. Peace.

Watching A Lot Of Movies Means No Life?

Came across this one from Erron's blog...

If you've seen over 85 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are about 170 movies on this list. Put your score in title and re-post:

( ) Sukob
( ) Oh my ghost!
( ) White lady
( ) Wag kang lilingon
(x) Feng shui
( ) KKK (kasal, kasali, kasalo)
( ) Enteng Kabisote
( ) Enteng Kabisote 2
( ) Enteng Kabisote 3
( ) Super Noypi
( ) Karma
( ) Shake, Rattle and Roll (Yung sinauna)
( ) D Anothers
( ) First Day High

Total: 1

(x) Bring it On 1
( ) Bring it On 2
( ) Bring it On 3
(x) Fun With Dick and Jane
( ) Cake
(x) Zathura
(x) Borat
( ) Dead or Alive
(x) 8 mile
(x) 50 First Dates
( ) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal
(x) Legally Blonde
(x) Legally Blonde 2

Total: 10

(x) Charlie's Angels
(x) Charlie's Angels 2
(x) Dude, where's my car?
(x) Scary Movie
(x) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp

Total: 17

(x) Harry Potter
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Cinderella Man
( ) The Village
(x) Coyote Ugly

Total: 23

(x)Space Jam
( )Finding Neverland
(x)The Grinch
( )Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(x)White Chicks
(x)Little Manhattan
(x) 13 Going on 30
(x) Click
(x) Devil Wears Prada

Total: 31

(x) Mighty Ducks 1
( ) Mighty Ducks 2
( ) Mighty Ducks 3
( ) Mighty Ducks 4
(x) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
(x) Anaconda

Total : 36

( ) Alice in Wonderland
( ) The Terminal
(x) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
(x) Deep Blue Sea
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
(x) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Ring Zero
(x) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
(x) Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam

Total : 46

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child's Play
(x) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(x) 10 Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
(x) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remembering the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
(x) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask

Total: 55

(x) My Super Ex-Girlfriend
( ) Joy Ride
(x) She's the Man
(x) Ocean's Eleven
(x) Ocean's Twelve
(x) Mean Girls
(x) Step Up
(x) Pearl Harbor
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) Superstar
(x) Happy Feet
(x) Ice Age
(x) Ice age 2 The Meltdown

Total: 65

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
(x) Idle Hands
(x) Darkness Falls
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Boss' Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
( ) Poseidon
(x) Titanic
( ) Mars Attacks
(x) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
( ) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3

Total : 79

(x) X-Men
(x) X-Men 2
(x) X-Men 3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Others
( ) The Eye
( ) Dark Water
(x) Cruel Intentions
(x) Cruel Intentions 2
(x) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2

Total : 91

( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle
(x) School of Rock
( ) K-Paxx
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship
of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Return of
the King
(x) A Walk To Remember
(x) Hollow Man
( ) The 40-year-old-virgin
( ) The Exorcist
( ) Exorcism of Emily Rose

Total : 97

I don't agree with this poll because watching a movie helps me relax and unwind. It's a good way of spending a "bonding moment" with your love ones and friends too. I remember during college days whenever we have 3 hours gap between each class me and my gf then or my barkada would watch a movie to let the time fly by while waiting for our next class. The theatre (Gaisano Mall) is only 10-minute walk from our campus (Ateneo de Davao University) so it's very accessible and very convenient for us.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hady Mirza Of Singapore Wins Asian Idol

I was so disappointed with the result… But with all the exposure of all 6 of them I think the other 5 will definitely make it because of the contest… Other countries aside from their own respective countries don’t know who they are before Asian Idol… I’ve voted for Mau and Mike because I can feel the emotions they are trying to tell the audiences with their songs… They are so good… But one person can’t really do anything if the rest of Asia is thingking otherwise… Sigh…

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


The following are the tests I took upon visiting Blogthings. I find the site (Blogthings) through one of Andy's post. You may also take the quizzes by just clicking on the links after each results of my quizzes.

Your Deadly Sins

Lust: 40%

Sloth: 40%

Gluttony: 20%

Envy: 0%

Greed: 0%

Pride: 0%

Wrath: 0%

Chance You'll Go to Hell: 14%

You'll die of a yet to be discovered STD.


Your Brain is 47% Female, 53% Male

Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female
You are both sensitive and savvy
Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed
But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve


You Are 4% Abnormal

You are at low risk for being a psychopath. It is unlikely that you have no soul.

You are at low risk for having a borderline personality. It is unlikely that you are a chaotic mess.

You are at low risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is unlikely that you are in love with your own reflection.

You are at low risk for having a social phobia. It is unlikely that you feel most comfortable in your mom's basement.

You are at low risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is unlikely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.


Your Love Style is Agape

You are a caring, kind, and selfless partner.
Unsurprisingly, your love style is the most rare.
You are willing to sacrifice your world for your sweetie.
Except it doesn't really feel like sacrifice to you.
For you, nothing feels better than giving to the one you love.


You Are a Brownie

Decadent and intense, you aren't for the weak-hearted.
Those who can deal with your strong flavor find out how sweet you really are.


Your Personality Profile

You are dependable, popular, and observant.
Deep and thoughtful, you are prone to moodiness.
In fact, your emotions tend to influence everything you do.

You are unique, creative, and expressive.
You don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.
And lucky for you, most people find your weird ways charming!


You Are 80% Happy

You are a very happy person. Generally, you feel content and that all is right with the world.
Occasionally, you have a down day - but you have the ability to pick yourself right back up.


Your Blogging Type is Confident and Insightful

You've got a ton of brain power, and you leverage it into brilliant blog.
Both creative and logical, you come up with amazing ideas and insights.
A total perfectionist, you find yourself revising and rewriting posts a lot of the time.
You blog for yourself - and you don't care how popular (or unpopular) your blog is!


You Are 77% Pure

You're pretty pure, and you have no plans on changing that.
You do have a devilish side though... and it will probably get the better of you.


You Communicate Like a Man

When you communicate, you like to get to the point.
You're not afraid to say what's on your mind - and leave it at that.
Talking about your emotions drains you. You rather keep them to yourself.
You prefer solving problems to wallowing in your sorrows.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Operation Trim Down (12/09/2007)

Below is the result I got from that measuring instrument you find at Mercury Drug:

Weight: 181 lb 4 oz / 82.3 kg
Height: 5 ft 9.7 in / 177cm

Blood Pressure:
Max Systolic 129 mmHg
Max Diastolic 77 mmHg
Pulse/minute 84

Body Fat Estimation:
Fat Index 20.2%
Fat Mass 36 lb 9 oz / 16.6 kg
Free F. Mass 144 lb 11 oz / 65.2 kg

Age and Gender: 27 male

I only lose about 3 oz on my weight. My fat index was reduced and so does my fat mass but I gained about 1 lb and 2 oz of my free f. mass. Maybe I was not able to burn all the calories from all those carbs I ate the whole week. I must do something about this. By the way, it's been 2 weeks since I am not able to attend hiphop, cardio boxing, ballroom, and body attack classes and more than 2 months already since I skipped yoga classes. My schedule nowadays limits me to attend those classes. I will try to fit those classes come January next year.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Life Is Like A Pack Of Yucky Gum

When I was little we were really poor and my parents, specially my dad, have to work really hard to have food served in our table. We stayed in my grandparents’ house while my parents are saving a lot to buy our own. Though we were poor it never occurred to me that we were because I never felt that we need what our neighbors have. They have cars, we commute (oh how I love to walk in the streets of Kidapawan holding my parents hands one more time). They have many colored TV while our whole family shares the old black and white TV in my grandparents’ living room and it’s ok. I am happy and contented with what I have and that makes me feel wealthy.

I never really felt we were poor until my parents are earning a little more than what they used to earn. My mom got promoted and my dad started a small business. Then they can afford to buy delicious food and finally have our own house. They bought nice clothes and gave me and my siblings a lot of things. The problem is I also started noticing what my classmates and friends have that I don’t and I must also have those. Then I started asking my parents to have them buy those things that my classmates and friends have. Of course, they always can’t afford to buy me those so I thought we were really poor. My classmates and friends told me so. Gone are the days when I used to be satisfied with what we have. Gone are the times when I am very happy just to see my parents and my sibling happy. I felt dissatisfied. I wanted more than what my parents can afford because my classmates and friends told me so. They told me that we are poor and I don’t want to be poor.

My dad and mom started to notice my attitude and one day they tour me in some of the remote areas of Kidapawan and in my mind I am wondering why we were there. Those areas were so filthy and lots of dirty children playing some have slippers most of them don’t. Torn shirts and rugged pants they laugh and were having the time of their lives. Without hearing a word or two from my parents I realized how rich we truly are. I am rich because I have nice clean clothes that these children don’t have. I have both my parents while some of the children were abandoned by their parents. I have nice shoes and will not walk the street bare foot. Then I realized that like those children I used to be satisfied with what I have and now what have become of me. I felt so ashamed that I asked my parents that we should go home already because I’m tired. I know that day my parents saved me from becoming someone that I don’t ever wanted to be and I am truly thankful for that. The tour opened my eyes that there’s more to life and the word does not revolve on a single person only.

It’s hard but I am really trying my best to be satisfied with what I have and being truly thankful of having them. I don’t think that life is like a box of chocolates but life is more like a pack of Yucky gum - it’s so sour but you’ll it anyway just have a taste of it’s rewarding sweet gum in the middle.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Operation Trim Down (12/03/2007)

Below is the result I got from that measuring instrument you find at Mercury Drug:

Weight: 181 lb 7 oz / 82.4 kg
Height: 5 ft 9.7 in / 177cm

Blood Pressure:
Max Systolic 124 mmHg
Max Diastolic 75 mmHg
Pulse/minute 98

Body Fat Estimation:
Fat Index 20.9%
Fat Mass 37 lb 14 oz / 17.2 kg
Free F. Mass 143 lb 9 oz / 65.2 kg

Age and Gender: 27 male

I lose 2 lbs in a week by not eating Chips Ahoy! Wow this is great and truly amazing considering I ate 2 big bowls of salad, 4 chicken breasts with pasta, 16 pieces boiled prawns in ice, a chop of lamb, 2 slices of pizza, 4 slices of pork tocino, 1 slice of mocha cake, 1 slice of white choco cake, 1 slice of moist choco cake and drink lots of water before weighing. I hope I'll lose some more.

Operation Trim Down (11/26/2007)

Below is the result I got from that measuring instrument you find at Mercury Drug:

Weight: 183 lb 7 oz / 83.3 kg
Height: 5 ft 9.7 in / 177cm

Blood Pressure:
Max Systolic 103 mmHg
Max Diastolic 70 mmHg
Pulse/minute 88

Body Fat Estimation:
Fat Index 21.4%
Fat Mass 39 lb 3 oz / 17.8 kg
Free F. Mass 144 lb 4 oz / 65.5 kg

Age and Gender: 27 male

I gained 4 oz and I think it's all because of Chips Ahoy. I've been eating it for a week. I guess I will try not to eat Chips Ahoy for a while.