So Long.

13 07 2010

WordPress really ain’t for me. I’ve moved back to Blogspot, sorry.

Click here if you give a damn.





FML

14 08 2009

It’s not fun when you have internal office meetings that discuss (constructively, of course) all its employee’s faults and shortcomings. Worse if that said “nitpickings” force you to make a mental checklist of the things discussed. The worst is when you end up checking ALL THE ITEMS on the nitpick checklist because you know they’re TRUE.

Man, I wish the ground could swallow me whole right now.





Comic Con 2009: Lezzgo!

8 08 2009

I am already thinking of nasty stuff I can do to my wallet later. I hope she can take it.😀 Say hi if you see me!





The Lady In Yellow.

5 08 2009

Madam President Cory Aquino

Today the country pays its last respects to one of the most loved Filipinos that ever lived: The mother of Philippine democracy, President Corazon Aquino.

Thank you for everything that you stood for, thank you for everything you symbolize. In life and even in death, you have united a nation that sorely needs direction. I pray that the fire of unity that currently burns in the hearts of (most) Filipinos today will continue and help drive us to a better future.

Kaye, Daddy and me

My sister, my dad and me circa 1983, after Ninoy’s assassination.

Paalam, Madam Cory.





Farewell, Michael. Thank You For The Music.

8 07 2009

Heal The World

Once upon a time, I had a grade school teacher who believed I could ~actually~ sing.

This was one of the many instances she made me perform on stage. This was when I was in Grade 6 and I din’t know any better. Guess what song I was belting out? Michael Jackson’s “Heal The World”, that’s what. I remember almost not going through with this, just because I din’t have a hat which would have completed my kick-ass costume. Rockstar  complex much?

(This came about after I saw some snippets of the MJ tribute online this morning. I remembered I had this old picture in an album somewhere in my room.)





100 Songs That Could Change Your Life

31 05 2009

headphonesI got this idea from Baddie’s awesome blog entry, and reading Ade’s version of it kinda clinched the deal. Granted, my musical taste (or the lack of it, depending on your point of view) seems somewhat boring and cheesy compared to most people but what the hell, I thought I’d take a crack at it. At the very least, I guess my future kids could say their Dad had a pretty diverse taste in music.

So without further ado, here is my own version of Baddie’s 100 Songs To Save Your Life:

  1. The Goo Goo Dolls – Name
  2. Smashing Pumpkins – Perfect
  3. Lifehouse – Sick Cycle Carousel
  4. Switchfoot – Learning To Breathe
  5. Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars
  6. Vertical Horizon – Heart In Hand
  7. Jars Of Clay – Tea And Sympathy
  8. Third Eye Blind – Blinded
  9. 3 Doors Down – Be Like That
  10. Matchbox Twenty – Real World
  11. John Mayer – Back To You
  12. Bamboo – Much Has Been Said
  13. Jason Mraz – The Remedy
  14. The Beatles – In My Life
  15. John Lennon – Imagine
  16. Marjorie Fair – Waves
  17. Rooney – I’m Shakin’
  18. R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
  19. Phoenix – Too Young
  20. Jamiroquai – Love Foolosophy
  21. Eraserheads – Minsan
  22. Gary Valenciano – Each Passing Night
  23. Backstreet Boys – All I Have To Give
  24. Up Dharma Down – Taya
  25. Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning
  26. Fuel – Shimmer
  27. Sugarfree – Burnout
  28. Nine Days – If I Am
  29. Tonic – You Wanted More
  30. Atheneaum – What I Didn’t Know
  31. Counting Crows – Mr. Jones
  32. Incubus – Antigravity
  33. Blessid Union Of Souls – I Believe
  34. Gavin DeGraw – More Than Anyone
  35. The Goo Goo Dolls – Here Is Gone
  36. Francism – Kaleidoscope World
  37. The Ataris – The Saddest Song
  38. Hoobastank – Crawling In The Dark
  39. July For Kings – New Black Car
  40. Eraserheads – Waiting For The Bus
  41. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  42. Puddle Of Mudd –  Blurry
  43. Blur – Coffee And TV
  44. Martin Nievera – Each Day With You
  45. Fastball – You’re An Ocean
  46. Dave Matthews Band – The Space Between
  47. Filter – Take A Picture
  48. Death Cab For Cutie – What Sarah Said
  49. Goldfinger – More Today Than Yesterday
  50. Live – Selling The Drama
  51. Our Lady Peace – Somewhere Out There
  52. John Mayer -Covered In Rain
  53. Pete Yorn – Just Another
  54. Stereophonics – Maybe Tomorrow
  55. Travis – Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
  56. Toad The Wet Sprocket – All I Want
  57. Ugly Kid Joe – Cats In The Cradle
  58. Weezer – Island In The Sun
  59. Keith Sweat – Twisted
  60. A-HA – Take On Me
  61. Jason Mraz – Sleep All Day
  62. Rhett Miller – Come Around
  63. Seona Dancing – More To Lose
  64. Aqua – Turn Back Time
  65. Duncan Sheik – Barely Breathing
  66. The Heights – How Do You Talk To An Angel
  67. Stephen Speaks – Out Of My League
  68. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
  69. Augustana – Boston
  70. Blink 182 – Stay Together For The Kids
  71. Collective Soul – The World I Know
  72. Coldplay – Don’t Panic
  73. Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me
  74. Eels – Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues
  75. Fall Out Boy – Don’t You Know Who I Think I Am
  76. Foo Fighters – Walking After You
  77. Fra Lippo Lippi – The Distance
  78. Gin Blossoms – Follow You Down
  79. Greenday – Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
  80. Guns N’ Roses – Don’t Cry
  81. The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
  82. Lenny Kravitz – It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over
  83. New Radicals – Someday We’ll Know
  84. Nickelcreek – This Side
  85. Oasis – Stand By Me
  86. Eraserheads – Alapaap
  87. Beatles – Something
  88. Evan And Jaron – Crazy For This Girl
  89. The March Violets – Turn To The Sky
  90. The Wannadies – You And Me Song
  91. Snow Patrol – Signal Fire
  92. Tamia – So Into You
  93. Radiohead – High And Dry
  94. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul To Squeeze
  95. Rivermaya- Bring Me Down
  96. Switchfoot – On Fire
  97. Sandwich – Hair Pin
  98. Splender – I Apologize
  99. John Mayer -Clarity
  100. U2 – Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own

Okay, so that’s that. Feel free to make your own list if you want. Trust me, it’s not as easy as it looks. Cheers!





A Letter Of Apology To Mr. Alec Baldwin

22 05 2009

Dear Mr. Baldwin,

Alec

I am aware of the current  issue regarding you and your supposed  “insult” about Philippine mail-order brides which aired on  Letterman last May 12.  I wasn’t able to watch the said interview so I  searched for it on YouTube and after watching I think I can safely  assume  your comment was said in jest. Moreover, I believe it was more a tirade on  YOUR end than US Filipinos. Yes, you read that right. I am Filipino and  let me assure you that the humor of that statement wasn’t lost on me and  surely, most of my countrymen.

See Mr. Baldwin, I live in a country that exhibits the concept of misplaced  nationalism more often than not. I live in a country full of hypocrites,  people who lash out at foreigners when they make comments of the same  nature as yours yet take great delight in bashing each other. We cry in a collective outrage with every single insult thrown our way because although we know we suck as a country, we don’t want anyone rubbing it in least of all foreigners. Our politicians waste their time worrying about stupid sex scandals rather than the more pressing, more important matters that need attention for this country’s betterment. Strange isn’t? Don’t bother trying to understand. Even I have given up doing that a long, long time ago. Also, that politician who threatened you has plans of  running for a higher position, so I think you shouldn’t take his statements too personally. You’re just another scapegoat in his quest for power.

On the other hand, there are some of us who actually GET jokes when they are said. There are some of us who try to keep an open mind about stuff, some of us who appreciate anything and everything life has to offer. There are some of us who can hear comments such as yours and shrug it off like it was nothing, because that’s what it was. NOTHING.

On behalf of my some of my fellow Filipinos who have a healthy sense of humor, I would like to apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you. I hope someday you can visit our country and see that not all of us are tight-assed, highly strung and overly-sensitive people.

Sincerely,

Larry

P.S. How are you and the Russians? Did they threaten you too?








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