Saturday, November 28, 2009
The folk song has been a part of my childhood, I remember singing it while going through the vegetables when I was a little child with my mom in the local wet and dry market. But then I would only know SOME of the vegetables in the song. I know that deep down inside me I wanted to learn what the other one's that I didn't know were. I really wanted to know, I tried to ask people but they can't seem to find the English equivalent of BATAW, KUNDOL, SIGARILYAS and then the others. I realized the sad reality that most Filipino's are not familiar with the native names of not only our vegetables, but most of the things here in the country. Maybe it was the education system, maybe it was the lack of learning materials, maybe It just sounded better calling it "Green Beans" instead of "Sitaw". So for the sake of my own curiosity and education of the general population, I google-wiki'd all of them and created this post.
The song starts:
Bahay kubo, kahit munti,
ang halaman duon ay sari-sari....
Singkamas is the Mexican Turnip, No it's not a Turnip
Talong is the eggplant... nuff said
Sigarilyas at mani.
Sigarillas, Sigadillas or Sigarilyas is the Winged Bean
Mani is the peanut... And yeah... ok it's the peanut
Sitaw, bataw, patani.
Sitaw is the string bean, most of the time we purchase the Chinese long bean type in the market
Bataw is the Hyacinth Bean... Yeah, I know, wtf is that? It's from a flower!
Patani is the Lima Bean
Kundol, patola, upo't kalabasa.
Kundol is the winter melon, but I think we are more familiar with the candy version
Patola is the Ridged Gourd or may be called "Luffa"
Upo is the Bottle Gourd
Kalabasa is the Squash
At saka meron pa,
Labanos is the White Radish
Mustasa is the Mustard, and yes, that's where they get the sauce
Sibuyas is the Onion, we normally use the Indian Type
Kamatis is the Tomato
Bawang at luya.
Bawang is the Garlic
Luya is the Ginger
Sa paligid-ligid ay puno ng linga.
Linga is the Sesame, but we normally only use the seeds
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Yes, I am moving out of my parent’s house. I will not live anymore in the home where I grew up for the past 25 years. Away from the comfort of my Room, and the kitchen, and the living room and the help that does almost everything. And, yes, I did get a place of my own. The place I got is not that far, it’s ridiculously close to my old house.
Now, I know a lot of you can’t help but wonder (Gossip), “Why the hell am I moving out? “. And the very obvious answer is, why not? Or what I think is more appropriate,” Why just now?”
A lot of people (Almost 95%) who knows that I will move out reacted the way I expect them to react, like a normal Filipino. It was very amusing and extremely annoying at the same time. And the whole plethora of “very open minded” people, (note: sarcasm), did not let me down on their response when I told them, “Hey, I’m moving out of my house!” The conversation goes like this.
ME: “Hey, I found a place and I’m moving out of the house?”
PERSON: “What? Why? Where? ”
ME: “Just someplace, it’s a really small place”
PERSON: “Are you going to live with Lady?”
Now, what in the hell is that? Just because I want to get out of the house, it does not mean that I want to live with my girlfriend. She stays with her sister and she can’t leave her because her sister can’t pay the rent alone, and we are not married yet, and it does not look really good to live under the same roof with someone you are not married with period. And besides, I love and respect her and I will never do that to us. We will have to get married, but that’s another story.
And there was the idea that I was having domestic problems with my parents and siblings. It’s a really good guess, but it was made in bad taste. F.Y.I. for the people who did think about that possibility, My mother was really happy I was finally doing it, My dad was very sad when he heard I was going out but turned out really supportive and he is my main man in the whole moving out process, my 2 sisters are very encouraging about my move and sad as well because they won’t be hearing my jokes every now and then. So this possibility is very stupid. Shame to those people who even considered it, I shun you!
The very core, the very reason why I have decided to just “Move out”, apart from the exorbitant amount of rent that I will pay every month, and the endless fear of losing my job and not paying it. Away from the uncomfortable setup of having to deal with the laundry, cooking and cleaning. Clear from the foolish idea to spend money instead of just living at my parent’s house and saving it for some grand plan of buying my own house instead of what have you. The simple reason is me. I have simply waked up one day and realized that I needed to grow up. That I wanted to learn the real meaning of responsibility the hard way, the way it should be. I do not wish to learn that through my parents, they have already taught everything I needed to know. So I hope you respect my decision, because this move is something I put my whole being in, and I feel good about it. Because, unlike peter pan, I am happy I will finally be able to grow up.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
So, I've run out of things to say. I mean, what the hell is this blog for anyway? Is it to update strangers about my life? Does it act like an outlet for my "feelings", very much like how a diary does? I'm confused most of the time about a lot of things. The blog is just one of these problems that I face everyday. I have this weird feeling that I need to keep updating it, but I lack either motivation, or just things to say. Either that, or my lazy side is keeping up with me.
On a side note though, I heard a funny thing a jeepney driver said a couple of days ago:
Jeepney driver: (Para sa mga nakasabit) Pasok kayo, meron pa dito sa kaliwa!
Sabit 1: Hinde, sige, diyan lang kami sa malapit!
(Guy enters the jeep and takes the space that driver was talking about)
Jeepney driver: Sige pasok ka lang, para dalawa lang babayaran ko pag nahulog!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
We have warned everyone repeatedly on the issue of streaming our subs.
We sincerely appreciate everyone's efforts to spread the Naruto/Bleach love, but were growing increasingly frustrated, not to mention worried, over our repeatedly ignored requests not to upload our material to Veoh, Youtube and other streaming sites.
Perhaps you guys aren't aware, but the flagrant disregard for our requests puts us in an increasingly vulnerable position as a fansubbing group. We don't want to be shut down (which is something we are in constant threat of) and if our rules are not honored, we may well be.
Therefore we once again make this request:
Please do NOT upload any of our released episodes to streaming sites.
Since it's hard to get people to comply just by writing in these news, we need to get your attention. So effective immediately, we are forced to stop releasing our subtitled episodes for ALL our current projects until the request is met, full stop. This includes Naruto, Bleach, Pitagora Switch and Pokemon.
We regret that we have to take such a drastic stance, but our requests have gone ignored for years. There's not much more we can do to protect ourselves and to continue bringing these episodes to fans, but we believe that taking these precautions now will keep us operational for the long run. And we hope to keep bringing these episodes to English-speaking fans for a long time. Please help us by abiding by our rules.
Here’s the issue: Dattebayo translates and subtitles anime, and released the episodes for public download on our website. Lots of well-meaning fans then take these Dattebayo episodes, re-encode / cut them into parts and upload them onto streaming sites like Youtube or Veoh. THIS IS BAD. The reason is not because Dattebayo is stupid or annoying or mean.
It's disrespectful to the subbers’ wishes, but more importantly,
Fansubbing is not legal, and with the popularity of Naruto/Bleach growing, legitimate companies have licensed them for DVD releases outside of Japan. That makes fansubbers a target - although Dattbayo makes no money, legally the companies have all the right to shut us down. Because Dattebayo is a prominent fansubbing group, it's at constant risk and legal threat. When you put videos on Veoh/Youtube, that exposes the group and makes it a big target.
To this end, Dattebayo has politely and repeatedly asked uploaders on many streaming sites to STOP UPLOADING our files. Many people assume that the uploaders have Dattebayo's permission, but that's not true. The uploaders have basically ignored all polite requests to stop. With recent changes to Youtube "copyright enforcement" policy, it's nearly impossible to get Dattebayo material removed once it's been uploaded, therefore leaving our work in horrible quality for everyone to view.
Which is why Dattebayo has decided that we will put a hold on all our subtitled episode releases until the uploaders comply. We've been way too nice so far by letting this issue slide, but this is the end. Here's our (repeated) request to everyone who butchers our work by uploading it to streaming sites. STOP. If you're an uploader, please DO NOT UPLOAD DATTEBAYO SUBS to any more streaming sites. If you're guilty of doing this in the past, and your streaming site account is still valid, GO AND DELETE ALL THE DATTEBAYO VIDEOS WHICH BELONG TO YOUR ACCOUNT. We NEVER gave ANYONE permission to upload our work to ANY STREAMING SITE.
It might be annoying to have to figure out how to watch anime without Youtube or Veoh, but trust me, it's really not that hard. And some fans complain, "I don't know how to do it! It’s too hard! I need Veoh!" Well, if we fansubbers can figure out how to download Naruto, translate it, time it, edit it, encode it, release it - surely you can learn how to watch it. Or you can always (and should) buy the DVDs when they're released officially.
Dattebayo is providing a SERVICE - a free, fast, reliable service. Fansubbers would like to keep providing the service, so we hope everyone can understand why this decision has been made. Dattebayo's wish is NOT to shut down anime-sharing - it’s to keep it alive for the long run. Please help by considering the bigger picture.
Without streaming sites, anime-watching may become less convenient, that is unfortunately true. But it's better than shutting down fansubbing entirely - because then you'll have no anime at all.
Dattebayo Fansubs, LLC. Taking internet seriously for the last 3.22 years
I support Dattebayo entirely in their stance and I hope all idiot uploaders who disrespect Dattebayo's requests writhe in pain and drop dead for not getting their weekly dose of a well subbed anime for the coming days, and hopefully, for months.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The theory of special relativity was proposed in 1905 by Albert Einstein in his article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies". It is based on two postulates: (1) that the mathematical forms of the laws of physics are invariant in all inertial systems; and (2) that the speed of light in a vacuum is constant and independent of the source or observer. Reconciling the two postulates requires a unification of space and time into the frame-dependent concept of spacetime.
Special relativity has a variety of surprising consequences that seem to violate common sense, but all have been experimentally verified. It overthrows Newtonian notions of absolute space and time by stating that distance and time depend on the observer, and that time and space are perceived differently, depending on the observer.
from Wikipedia...click here to read more
With that said, I would like to share pictures I took December 07,2007.
Oh yes, it is possible...
Sunday, December 09, 2007
THE PLAN: To make a simple table for bebe
THE TOOLS: 2 Hammers (1 with the round end, and 1 to take out bad nails), A really old saw, Some random makeshift woodclamps out of old vicegrips, Tape measure, Squala (Metal Square), A pencil, Some sand paper, And a pair of work gloves.
THE RAW MATERIALS: Pieces of Wood, A whole bunch of 1" and 1.5" nails, Wood Glue(Stickwell), Laquer (Plastic Varnish), Laquer paint thinner, paintbrush, And a Kick ass state of mind.
I don't want to get into the dimensions because I don't really recall them exactly. I bought the wood from a shop just in front of Cathay Builders in marcos highway called "PALO CHINA". The table top is made of Lawanit, same wood that is used for walls "Dingding" and ceilings "Kisame", YES I'M THAT CHEAP STFU. The wood I used for the top rail is called Palo China, a soft wood commonly used for making crates. My father helped me with the whole plan because of his innate ability to envision furniture plans and vast experience in making them.
(I'm not sure I got the dimensions right, but these are rough estimates)
Table top - 1/4"X60"X 35" Lawanit flatwood
2 pieces 1x1 wood for top rail, around 25"
1 long ass flat wood 2" X 1/4" around 70"
1 very long piece of 2"X2" (DOS POR DOS) wood, around 55"
TOTAL OF 200php
Obviously you have to measure everything first. So use a tape measure to get your dimensions. Using the table top as the basis for measurement and I could not be more of a captain obvious when I say that. Some simple math and common sense comes in handy for this part.
Glue the top rail and the legs on to the tabletop by following this simple chart:
You can make your own measurements based on the tabletop. Do not forget to glue the wood surfaces that touch each other for more strength. Let it dry OVERNIGHT.
Wood glue is pretty strong stuff, I misjudged it by comparing it with normal all purpose glue like Elmers™ (They have a line for wood glue too), but this stuff is great! on wood of course. I used an old shoe and a pair of clogs to position the legs so that they are glued on correctly.
OLD DOC MARTENS SAVES THE DAY!!!
Can of stikwell = camwhore
You have to nail the parts using the diagram here. For the top rail, nail going from the tabletop down. You can use a piece of wood to put under the top rail you nailing down for support.
Sand down the legs and the table top. You do not have to sand down the top rails but it's up to you if you're feeling a little enthused.
OPTIONAL - What we did was we put side top rails to make it the table look like nice. We used the thin piece of pre shaped wood for the corners of the tabletop to make it look thick.
Put one coat of Plastic Varnish or Laquer of the color you like (We used maple). And coat all the visible sides. This stuff dries really fast around 10 minutes, one of the reasons why my dad advised me to buy this type of finish is because of that reason and I'm a cheap ass bastard (Oil varnish costs 1,500php per 4 gallons, they only come in 4 gallons). Double coat or triple coat the table top and you are finished. A brand new table made by your own hands.
Whole project costs came down to a whopping cheapskate total of 600php, not bad. And I get to make bebe smile and be proud of me, which is, and I'm going to cheese these up real good, priceless!!! (OMG EVERYONE SAW THAT COMING)
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
someone calls to me while I am attempting to enter the tricycle
(It was some guy I know, we'll just call him GUY)
GUY: Aris! Pasabay!
I signal to him to hitch at the back
(It turns out, "GUY" knows the driver really well)
DRIVER: Sis, sasabay ka pa sakin, ma fa-flat ako niyan!
GUY: Di yan sis! Eto naman minsan lang eh.
DRIVER: Yun nga eh, minsan na nga lang ikaw pa sasabay...
(It seems the word "sis" is slang for "bro" or something)
barely overhearing their conversation over the rain
DRIVER: Di mo naman binabayaran mga babae ko eh..
GUY: (SOME REPLY)
DRIVER: Sinabi ko naman sayo, sa loob married ako, pero sa labas single ako.
GUY: Yun naman!
DRIVER: Single with children, bakit si Misis naman nag chachat ngayon, sinasabi niya rin sa chat "Hi, I'm single with children!"
DRIVER: Mapuputulan na nga yung smart bro niya eh, bahala siya, di ko yun babayaran! Tatlong buwan na. Pero baket kaya di pa nila pinuputol?
i made an attempt to enter the interesting conversation, which, I don't normally do
ME: Mapuputol na yan, tatlong buwan lang talaga.
DRIVER: Talaga tol? Tatlong buwan lang.
ME: OO, papadalan ka pa ng notice galing sa attorney nila!
DRIVER: Eh di maayos, hayaan mo na makulong misis ko para matuluyang single with children na ako, HAHAHAHAH!
guy gets dropped off on his stop and I waved goodbye
DRIVER: Di nga? Tatlong buwan lang yun? 1,200 nga binabayaran buwan buwan eh.
ME: Bat ang mahal? 999 lang yun ah!
DRIVER: Di ko nga alam eh! Yaan mo misis ko magbayad nun, naghahanap nga ng Amerikano yun ngayon eh.
I started thinking and piecing the puzzle together, but I won't jump to any conclusions just yet, but I'm sensing his wife's occupation involves what I think it involves.
ME: Ahh. Eh di ayos.
DRIVER: Tangina, 3 months hehehehe.
Driver stops tricycle in front of my house while I'm looking for money to pay him
DRIVER: Pano ba yun sa chat? Magkikita kayo nung KANO tapos sex na diba?
I'm getting so confused right now but still staying with it
ME: Ah, wala ka ba webcam?
ME: Camera? Pwede mo sila singilin, maghuhubad ka lang!
DRIVER: Ah, ayaw maghubad ng misis ko eh.
For some reason the next set of words that came out of my mouth seemed automatic like I was trying to spit out some sensible shit
ME: Ah kung gusto niya sex, ayos, galante naman yung Amerikano eh, wag lang pinoy, makunat pinoy eh.
DRIVER: Ah ganun? Oh sige, salamat tol ah.
As I was walking down the front door, I realized how fucked up that conversation was I just blurted out "WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?" Can you believe that conversation just happened between two complete strangers? I still can't... good days hehe.
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
So there is a service called "NSO Helpline Plus", and it's a 24 hour service to get your birth certificate delivered at the comfort of where the hell you are right now. Turn around time is 2-3 days, and it's pretty cheap.
Call this number 737-1111, expect a lot of "key spelling" for your name, if you don't know how to key spell, that's ok, you can remain stupid for the rest of your life or you have the option to use GOOGLE. Before you call, you should have the following items handy:
1. Your Full Name (Don't mess this up, because if you do, you have to go to NSO "physically" to fix it)
2. Your Dads full name
3. Your Mom's full name
4. Pen and a piece of paper. Ok, i know you are lazy, because you are going to do this, but don't use your palm as a medium for writing stuff on, you are not a caveman, you are just lazy.
The process will be A LOT faster if someone, who you live with, already used this service to have their birth certificate delivered. Now they will give you some info, just write it down.
So the person on the phone will give you instructions. You will have to go to a Metrobank branch, any will do. Grab a green Payment Slip like this one:
Fill it out, and pay the cashier 300 PESOS! ! ! YES IT IS THAT CHEAP!!! HAPPY DAYS FOR LAZY PEOPLE!!!
After 2-3 days, you have your birth certificate delivered to you like McDonalds, sweet! You can follow up your request by calling 737-1112, you must have your reference number with you. And just in case you will not be at home to receive the package, leave 1 valid ID and someone should be at home to receive it, along with their OWN valid ID and a letter of authorization just like this:
LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION
Type the following letter on your company letterhead: DATE To whom it may concern:
To whom it may concern:
I the undersigned, hereby authorize <PERSON WHO STAYS AT HOME ALL THE TIME> to act on my behalf in all manners relating to the delivery of my Birth Certificate, including signing of all documents relating to these matters. Any and all acts carried out by <
(Name and Title)
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Yes, they put up with so much crap in their daily, monthly and yearly lives that it is by far incomparable with what men need to survive. Let me state my reasons to give light to my little stroke of genius:
They have to put up with that dreaded "Menstrual Cycle" or their "Period" that so many dumb men often mistake for PMS. It so happens I took up pre-med (not really) and I have the answer right here; PMS means. "Premenstrual syndrome refers to the collection of symptoms or sensations women experience as a result of high hormone levels before, and sometimes during, their periods". So for the retards that don't know diddly squat about PMS, stop attacking women's disposition, and possibly their intelligence, by referring PMS as their "period" or "Mens". I mean come on! Mens?
Ok, where was I, Oh yes, women have to put up with that. I don' t want to go over the details how it works but the only thing people should know is that it last for 4-8 days, and it is definitely a fuckin bitch to experience. What I know is that it hurts like hell. It goes on the whole goddamn day, even at night. Women feel uncomfortable, extremely irritated, and sometimes a lot of pain and muscle cramping. So women had to go through all that while doing daily things like work, school or household chores. And also not to mention the insane amount of sanitary napkins they had to buy depending on how strong their menstrual flow is, sometimes, even to the point of buying diapers, and that don't come cheap if you compute how much that would cost in a year, including the hassle of having to "lug" it around with you wherever you go. I get lazy bringing around my office ID, imagine a bunch of bulky specialized tissue/paper.
Some of you might be asking, "Why the fuck do you care, that's human nature?!". My only reason for bringing this up is for some people to be educated on the matter. Most people, by people I mean MEN, fail to realize that, it sucks to put up with that crap and all women need is understanding and some absorbing. What do I mean by absorbing? Men should act like a sponge and absorb the barrage of mood swings and moments of depression women experience before, after and during their period. May it be your girlfriend, your sister or even your mom, show some class and shut the fuck up and keep your stupid rebuttals/jokes/complaints to yourself when they tell you it's "That time of the month".
Monday, May 14, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
It took me 7 hours to finish the video, with a 30 min break to eat dinner. It's the very first video I ever made and I'm pretty proud of it. You should see the reaction of the people I dedicated the video to. They were really happy and teary-eyed. I could've spent more time editing and adding this or that but at the end of the day, it was all worth it. Just to see the people appreciate the video is worth the time and sleepless night I put into it. I'm happy.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
For a lack of a better association for an abbreviation, I rearranged the words to make it fit writing off the original one and choosing, “Speed That Of a Puma”, instead of using the more appropriate and well known “Speed of the Puma” from the defunct cartoon series Bravestarr.(I am assuming you know who Bravestarr is, and for some stupid reason you don't, you have lost both my respect and chances of ever getting it back). Man, I miss Bravestarr.
And like I said, I'm going to live by S.T.O.P. right now. Because, A) It's effective and, B) It's what I'm good at.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Way back, when there were no consoles or PC games, or the Internet. I didn't spend my time reading books, I read Archie Comics. I asked around people if they even know what Archie Comics were. The results? Very disappointing. Peons...
Anyway, If you are as cool as me and read Archie religiously, you should know who Jughead is.
Just to refresh your memory, He's the thin guy wearing a crown-like hat and likes to eat insane amounts of food. For some of you posers who wants to act like they know Jughead, I've included "Visual help" to gratify yourself for just knowing who he is.
Q:So why make a tribute to Jughead?
A:Because you are stupid not to make one!
Let me show you the reasons:
- He has that real sleek "I don't give a FK!" attitude.
- Passively "shun" girls even if they throw themselves to him, with much vigilance, I might add.
- Favorite past time is eating food and then passing out.
- Owns a "magical pin" that can make any woman drool over and throw their panties at him. (Yes I want one, don't we all?)
- Owns a dog named "hotdog" who is equally "cool" as him.
- Has an above average IQ, above average sense of smell and owns the elusive "Shirt with a letter S on it" that can make you explode to little sorry pieces trying to figure out what it means.
- Because he is not Archie.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Let me share a couple of things that I've experienced.
The most significant one was when I was hanging out in a friends house. I was getting something in their kitchen, and facing the kitchen was their living room, beside the room was a veranda that was made a stock room for old furniture and such. Suddenly I felt this intense heat in the back of my neck, and a really strong force that was rendering me unconscious. I fought hard of course, thinking that that I was tired or something. But then I felt this "Intense hate", that someone did not want me there, that someone just wanted me to leave.
When I got back to the group, I asked my friend privately if they had spirits in the house. She looked at me in a shocked look and asked me how I knew. Consequently, they talked to a "manghuhula" about the house. They were told that the house was owned by 2 elemental kingdoms and a family of ghosts. So much inhabitants, I thought to myself, it made sense. The elemental kingdoms were black dwarves, 1 agressive, 1 passive and the ghost family, misguided.
Take note that the terms I used are based on what I was told and not that I fabricated.
They were told that the agressive kingdom hated people in the house, sometimes messing aroung with the doors and killing off lights, my friend told me that it might be the dwarves that showed anger towards me, I figured, because they sensed that they can do that to me, third eye and all.
And of course there was the family of ghosts, the child one being the most mischievous, he would watch my friend, who was a girl, sleep. Many a night she caught the silhouette of a little boy sitting in the sofa or beside the bed.
There are a lot more that I've experienced, but this incident was the one that just rocked me off my feet and made me so aware, it scared me to bits.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
And it forced me, to give up. I quit so fast and so easy. I think I need to stop doing that.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Told girl what I feel.
Girl told me she would ignore me starting that day.
Told girl I don't care, I just wanted to say what I feel.
Promised her that It would stay the same no matter what.
Promised to self to hold that feeling regardless of the impression the lady gave.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
July 28,2006, 12:35 A.M.
Siemens Office, Libis QC
I was trying to channel an idea in my head and tried to catch it with my hands as I type. 24 mins 'till I start working. I have no sleep yesterday, well, I have no sleep today. It's really troublesome to have me work in this condition, but I have no choice but to do so. I remembered, I have plans for tommorow, or was it today, I lost grasp of time. I have to inform my superior that I am unable to work today for reasons I have written earlier. 10 mins before my time comes in, I have to do something. How could I deprive myself of sleep, I lack the power to move, to think, to work. I got up and talked to Shift Supervisor Arvie, he worked something out for me. I guess I'll work half this day. Crazy suicidal request for someone on the brink of getting fired. But we have to stand up for what we think is right, right?
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Friday, December 16, 2005
Saturday, October 01, 2005
There’s no use trying to feel real sorry
We all weren't there to stop the wrong
I've heard it so I'll sing my song
And she was 12, the peak of innocence
A sign of grace, chaste from influence
And her beauty came out in youthful glow
Her body swayed with childlike flow
She looked mature for her age
And spoke with confidence and grown up rage
Wore tight clothes, short top, short skirt
The boys thought she just liked to flirt
Her unwariness caused the ruined impression
Thoughts came towards the wrong direction
Humans, as I thought, were an admirable being
Terrible designs came forth from seeing
Boys of the same age took advantage of her
I will not go in details what she openly offer
They deceived her to doing this performance
In exchange for cash, things, and acceptance
Now, I wonder, who is to blame?
Incidents like this, I set aside in shame
What is this world coming to?
The girl, the boys, who? Tell me! Who?
This is a based on a story a friend told me, the 12 year old girl exchanged sexual intercourse for stupid stuff like concert tickets and money with boys the same age or older. The girls’ family background supported the credibility of the story. I have seen this girl a couple of times and it pains me that she had to experience that.
Saturday, September 24, 2005
This is my badly edited artsy photoshop picture..
Words from Prof. Louis Mackey from the movie "Waking Life" :
There are two kinds of sufferers in this world: those who suffer from a lack of life, and those who suffer from an over-abundance of life. I have always found myself in the second category. When you come to think of it, almost all human behavior and activity is not, essentially, any different from animal behavior. The most advanced technologies and craftsmanship bring us, at best, up to the super-chimpanzee level. Actually, the gap between, say, Plato or Nietzsche, and the average human is greater than the gap between that chimpanzee and the average human. The realm of the real spirit, the true artist, the saint, the philosopher, is rarely achieved. Why so few? Why is world history and evolution not stories of progress, rather this endless and futile addition of zeros? No greater values have developed. Hell, the Greeks 3,000 years ago were just as advanced as we are. So what are these barriers that keep people from reaching anywhere near their real potential. The answer to that can be found in another question, and that's this: which is the most universal human characteristic: fear or laziness?
I can answer the question with complete confidence that it can very well be both fear and laziness and lack of knowledge, Knowledge on things that matter, things that separate us from the other animals. We, as humans can distinguish the natural fact that we are far more different and beyond capable of creating things and thinking things that can kick this world up a notch and make it a better planet to live in. But, being the big human irony that we are, the only life form that's stopping this progress is us humans. Technology, yes it’s nice to speed things up and ease everyday living, but that’s a very shallow road to thread to make the human life better than it was a million years ago. Whatever happened to things like creativity, truth, respect and hundreds of human traits that were subject to de-emphasis and de-evolution. It looks as if it was shrouded by things that don’t matter like power, money and reputation among many others. What ever happened to the dynamic human spirit? We will always be victims of this sad reality and I can’t stop thinking about the future. The vicious cycle will always go on.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Some people think they know everything. Those of you who think they know everything are very annoying to those of us who do. So please, think before you open your mouth. My father always tells me think 10 times before actually doing something. I can be very spontaneous and irrational sometimes, but I do think 10 times before I act. It may look random, but I do analyze things. But on some rare occurence I came across 2 evils, and I have to chose from one of them,I always like to try the one I've never tried before. So that's that...
Saturday, August 27, 2005
I have been an employee for some time. My exact salary NET is 13K per month. I was promised otherwise, 17k to be precise. I bought a motorcycle for 53K, you can make a rough estimate on how long i've been doing the work. And yes it was a callcenter. Before, I was experiencing what I call "survival salary". Working your ass off to produce money to even work harder. I'm not going to tackle all the details, It is hard to digest for some. Work hard, and keep doing it to survive, It wasn't worth it. The time I spent, time I wasted, time that I own, I deserve, was gone. No amount of money can ever replace the time.
I've been nagging people how it works. You graduate from college only to realize that you'll end up in a job, at best, with a 20K below salary. And thats entry level. Working like a slave to climb the corporate ladder to candy coat your measly salary up to 40k per month. By that time I'm spending more time trying to figure out how NOT to lose hair, I'll be as old as my salary, 40 and old. The reality doesn't stop there. Promotion is relative. And I'm sure people don't get promoted that easily. It's either you have "MAD SKILLZ" or an outstanding background on the job, let's get real, the majority veers on mediocrity. Mad skills are god given, not acquired. Yes, I hate employment, if employment benifits all and is the most lucrative way to EARN cash, then try and name just one person you know that made MAD CASH by being an employee. And you know what I mean by "MAD CASH". The type of cash that makes other people lose their minds. But still you are not THE BOSS. If you're earning MAD CASH, guess who's earning even MADDER CASH.
I rest my case, some people will still be too dumb to realize, or playing dumb. Either way, they're not getting any younger. By the time they reach the corporate high levels, they'll be TOO OLD to do anything but play golf and do DAD Stuff. So sad.