Thursday, October 25, 2012

Liebster Mode On

Miss ko na talaga tumambay sa mga kalapitblogs ko. It’s been quite some time that I haven’t swarmed their comment boxes. Hehehehe…

I would like to thank The Pink Line for bestowing upon my little planet her graces and for mentioning me in her list of recipients of The Liebster Blog Award. It never occurred to me that there are people who appreciate my posts (pa-humble epek pa eh).

Ang landi naman ng colour!!!

I’m really grateful for this. I would also like to thank my fellow bloggers for visiting, commenting, and even their helpful suggestions in my darkest hour (yung panahon ng aking second puberty na kung saan pinutakti ang mukha ko ng tagihawat, salamat sa mga suggestions! Medyo bumabalik na ang histurang tao ko.)

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. “Liebster” is the German word for “favorite”.

The rules are:

  1. Each person must list 11 things about themselves.
  2. Answer the 11 questions of the tagger and list 11 questions of your own for the 11 people you will nominate.
  3. Choose 11 bloggers linking them to your post.
  4. Inform them of the nomination.
  5. No tagging back. Tag bloggers with less than 200 followers.

11 Things You Should Know About Me

  1. I’m not Virgin. I’m a Cancer.
  2. I am really virgin.
  3. I have developed an intense aversion towards jejemons and their leader Sen. Tito Sotto.
  4. Eating to death WAS my favourite hobby.
  5. I’m a masochist- I love going to the gym.
  6. I am someone’s secret admirer for almost 10 years. Well, you all know this one already.
  7. Mahilig ako sa mabango. Mabilis akong ma-turn-on sa mabango.
  8. I love Nicole Kidman.
  9. Coffee is one of my favourite drugs, after politics.
  10.  Miriam Defensor-Santiago is my idol.
  11.  Si Ely Buendia ang nagiisang lalaki sa puso ko. Eraserheads forever!

Here are my answers to Ms. Pink Line’s questions:

  1. What do you think is the best thing about blogging?
It’s always better to talk to yourself than putting up a conversation with the local jejemon of the community. And having a blog is the best way to talk to yourself. Not only that, the blogosphere has provided a sanctuary for the remaining intelligent life forms of the planet to interact, have fun and exchange thoughts, opinions and information.

  1. Who do you admire in blogging and why?
I’ve always admired almost all of the bloggers that I’m following. They’re all creative and intelligent. Most of them are frustrated writers and some are really talented in weaving words together. Many have interesting thoughts and quirky lives. And most of all, I admire their persistence in writing, their resilience and inspiring stories, and sharing their lives with fellow bloggers.

But if I really have to choose one, it’s fashion blogger Jerome of The Chic Styler. I know the blogger personally. I used to say that there’s a big difference between “someone who has a blog” and a “blogger”. He’s a true fashion blogger and a very talented one. He has a very unique sense of fashion and style, a real trend-setter. We both started our blogs almost at the same time. His blog has grown and evolved so much. It also opened a job opportunity for him and a lots and lots of freebies.

But then, fashion blogs are of a different league, right?

Then there’s Ms. Joy of Gastronomy by Joy, because, as you all know, I’m a food-monger. She writes excellent and easy-to-cook recipes for wretched chef-wannabes like me and her amazing caffeine pilgrimages.

And then there’s Archieviner and his Chateau de Archieviner who made his blog purposeful and a banner to give us expatriates a voice in this planet.

  1. Whose blogspot you are always excited to read and why?
I always get excited whenever there are new posts from other bloggers, lalu na yung kay Ms. Pink Line (hehehe… palibhasa nabigyan ng award, hahaha!). It’s kind of hard to say kasi parang sinabi mo na rin na pumili ako kung sino ang pinakamamahal ko sa lahat kong anak.

  1. What is your dream job?
I’ve always wanted to become a lawyer or a legislator. But then, you see thousands of attorneys but no justice. Nowadays, making laws is not a serious profession. It’s being a stand-up comedian. I’ve considered entering politics, but that world is really full of ugly viscious leeches. Hindi naman ako ugly kaya ‘wag na lang!

So now my dream job is to become a journalist or a writer. But I don’t have the enough educational background kaya…


  1. Name three things you have or you would have on your bucket list
·        Publish a short story/novel
·        Sabihin ang tinatagong pagtingin sa aking minamahal
·        Road trip from north to the southernmost point of Italy in one summer.

  1. Mountian climbing or island hopping?
Mountain climbing. Hindi ako marunong maglangoy. Paano na kung lumubog ang barko sa aking pag-island-hopping?

  1. What is your favourite movie quote?
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” – Moulin Rouge.

  1. If you’re going to be half a billion richer by winning the lottery, what’s the first thing you would buy?
A loft in Milan.

  1. If you could live anywhere besides where you do now, where would it be?
I’ve always wanted to live in Paris. Or maybe in Beijing, China. They say that China’s one of the most exciting place to be now.

  1.  If given all the resources, what kind of business would you want to establish and why?
A jazz/rock music club because I like jazz and rock music. They’re sexy. Oo sexy din ang rock music. And maybe because I’ve always been influenced by the books of Haruki Murakami and the beatniks.

  1. Describe yourself in 2 words
Cyber-criminal; Epal

And here’s my magnificent 11-

  1. Ms. Joy Calipes-Felizardo of Gastronomy by Joy
  2. Meowfie
  3. Ron of Cigarette Butts and Senseless Tangentialities
  4. Mark Patatas of Tonto Potato
  5. Jep Buendia of Korta Bistang Tibobos
  6. Nyabachoi of Mga Kwento ni Nyabachoi
  7. Atty. Mico of Musings of a Lost Soul
  8. Jaderated
  9. Jelai of Sugary and Bittery
  10.  Batoytoy in the City
  11. Marvin of Just My Two Cents

Dahil na rin sa iisang network natin lahat, I think most of bloggers I follow ay meron nang ganitong recognition. Anyway, hopefully sumagot sila sa mga sumusunod na tanong. Kung hindi eh di kayo na lang. Besides, I can’t think straight right now, puro kagaguhan ang mga questions na ito.

  1. If you were to break the provisions in Republic Act 10175- Anti-Cyber Crime Act at makukulong ka, sino ang ISANG blogger ang gusto mong makasama sa presinto (note: wag niyo na ako piliin. By that time, hinihintay ko na lang kayo sa loob ng selda. Naunahan ko na kayo)? Bakit siya ang napili mo?
  1. From 1 to 10, gaano ka katalino compared kay Sen. Tito Sotto?
  1. Describe yourself in 150 characters.
  1.  Whose picture do you keep in your wallet/purse and why do you keep his/her picture? Kung maraming photos, bakit mo naman ginawang photo album ang wallet mo?
  1. What turns you on?
  1. What/Who is your obsession?
  1. What’s the song that describes your emotion/status right now?
  1. What/Who is the major influence/inspiration in your blogging life?
  1. If the network of blogs to which you belong was a baranggay or a country, who should be the president/baranggay captain and why?
  1.  How many ex’s have you had in your life?
  1. Complete the sentence LOVE IS….. (if it’s difficult then here’s the alternative- TITO SOTTO IS T_NG_, you can only buy vowels, please be reminded of RA 10175). 

Thanks a lot guys and congratulations to the Chosen 11!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sound Trip #01- Ay dedikeyt dis song por yu- PERS LAB

TAGIHAWAT SA ILONG PATI NA SA PISNGI. No, hindi naman talaga ako in lab. I mean, in love ako. Secretly in love nga actually.


And my goodness ngayon ko lang na realize na malapit nang maging isang dekada ang secret admiration na ito na hindi ko man lang nasabi pa! Pambihira! As in ngayon ko lang na-realize ito habang isinusulat ko ang post na ito.

Pero hindi naman ito ang dahilan ng post na ito. Napansin ko lang na bukod sa makapal na ang mukha ko eh TINUBUAN AKO NG MGA  TAGIHAWAT SA ILONG AT PISNGI!

Why Lord why?! Sa ganitong edad pa nagsulputan ang mga nakakadiring craters na ito! I’m not anymore a teenager, and I’m so old for this! Argh! Magmula nang nagsimula ako ng night shift sa trabaho ko naglabasan sila!

At dahil diyan, naalala ko tuloy itong kajologan from the 70’s. Kinuha ko na lang yung version ni Vina Morales because I’m not that old to know who sang the original version.

This post was supposed to be an ode to my goddamn pimples who made my face like a goddamn desolate Martian territory. Pero sige, dis song es didikeytid por yu!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Virgin Charlie Challenge Week#30- Never Sacrifice Form

30 weeks na. Tulad nga ng sinabi ng friend ko, para lang akong buwan. Bibilog, sesexy, bibliog., sesexy. Sometimes I wonder why I’m doing this.

Anyway, here’s an important lesson for all of you who wants to embark in this journey we call fitness and health (or the vain attempt to be sexy so I can get laid, finally).

NEVER SACRIFICE FORM. They keep on saying it sa Insanity Workout Program. If you can’t keep up the form then rest kasi it’s useless to go on if you can’t keep the form.

Form means yung posture at position kapag nag exercise ka. Kapag mali kasi ang posture at position, there’s a big possibility that you’ll hurt yourself. Siguradong magsasakitan ang mga ilang parte ng katawan o magkaroon ka talaga ng muscle injury. At kapag nagka muscle injury ka masisira ang routine mo at yung plan mo.

So never sacrifice form. If you think you’re not already doing it right, then stop and take a rest. Then start again.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Virgin Charlie Challenge Week #29- Parang Buwan Lang

Minsan may nakapansin sa dimple ko sa left cheek.

“May dimple ka pala!”

Tapos napansin nila yung cleft chin ko.

“Uy, parang kay Bon Jovi ah!”, naks rockstar talaga dating no ?

Lately wala nang nakakapansin nun.

Kasi may nakapansin naman silang kakaiba sa akin.

Friend: Alam mo para kang buwan.

T.G.: Bakit? Hindi naman ako moon-face. Well proportioned naman ang chin ko no!

Friend: I was referring to your body. Hindi na nga kita yung dimple at yung cleft chin. Few months ago, quarter moon ka, last month half moon ka na. Anytime soon, magiging full  moon ka na. Aba eh work harder naman para maging new moon ka.

T.G.: Ikaw talaga, fan ka ng Twilight no? Anong gusto mo, isang eclipse sa mukha mo?

Friend: Eto naman! Sige, go na para maging Jacob ka na.

T.G.: Baliw! Gusto maging katulad ni Christian Grey sa 50 Shades! Hehehe… (tawang manyak)!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Mr. Sugar Daddy

Sabi nila “politics is showbiz of the ugly”. Saan ka nga naman nakakita ng mga legislators na pang-comedy ang dating sa mga privilege speech nila at mala Xerex na kwentuhan sa hearing, kung hindi sa Philippines lang, where politics is certainy more fun.

Pero itong bumisitang politician na ito ay hindi naman katulad ng mga god-forsaken feces faces ng mga members ng Kongreso. May dating si parekoy. Hindi naman panget and in his younger days patok na patok ang hitsura neto. Kung tutuusin, may lahing banyaga ang dating mambabatas na ito. Isang bagay na sa panahon natin ngayon eh talagang ipinagmamalaki habang namumutawi sa bunganga nila sa sila’y tunay na Pilipino. Dami niyang nakuhang pogi points noon, pero sa latest round niya hindi kayang takpan ng pogi points niya ang mga pekeng points niya sa balota.

He’s not really a sugar daddy, not the old rich gay guy who patronizes the young vulnerable poor cute boys. It’s just that sugar barons love him.


Walang kaduda-duda sa sexuality niya. Machong gwapo, may anak at asawa. At devoted Catholic din.

Nag stay sila sa country side ng Florence. San Casciano to be exact. According sa source ko, kaya daw sila nag stay doon at hindi sa sentro ng ciudad kasi daw mas mura ang hotel. Medyo duda din ako doon, but very impressive. May pagka-down-to-earth pala si Sugar Daddy. But then, sa murang presyo nga naman eh makikita mo ang famous Tuscan country side.

Makatao din. Nung dumating ang Sunday, bumisita siya sa San Barnaba Church, ang main Filipino Catholic Church dito sa Florence.

Dalawa lang ang theory ko tungkol sa kanyang pagbisita:

  1. Nagpapapogi siya dahil malapit na ang eleksyon
  2. Isa talaga siyang devout Catholic
Theory #1- Magandang sign yung nagpapapogi siya para kumuha ng boto. That means, binibilang talaga nila ang mga boto naming Overseas Absentee Voters. Walang masama kung magpabango siya ng pangalan lalu na kung sobrang baho na nito. It’s an honour for me na ligawan niya ako para makuha ang matamis kong boto.

Theory #2- Maganda naman din kung devout Catholic siya. Protestant naman ako, but in politics, for me, there is only one God and one Church kaya hindi ko pinapansin ang mga difference. Ayos yan, maganda yan sa spiritual life.

Either theory, pabor pa rin ito sa aming mga Pinoy dito dahil at least nakita niya kami, at nalaman niya ang kalagayan namin dito sa ibang bansa. Hudyat din ito na may boses talaga ang mga OAV.

Pero hindi naman ako nakukuha basta basta ng matamis na salita at mukha ni Sugar Daddy. Kahit mas maganda ang ipinakita niya sa amin kung ikukumpara kay Lady Legislator for All Seasons, eh kailangan pa niyang patunayan kung matamis nga din ba ang kinabukasan at ang kabuhayan ng mga Pilipino kung ibabalik natin si Sugar Daddy sa Kongreso.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Tips on How to Survive (and Enjoy) in an Iggy Pop Concert

An Iggy Pop Concert is never a normal one. And most of the time it is life-threatening. But the music and the songs are so good you really have to be there despite the hazards. I’ve been to the concert and I’m a survivor. And here I am sharing to the world how to survive (and enjoy) in an Iggy Pop Concert.

1.      Get there as early as possible- so you could be right in front of the stage and get a good look of Iggy Pop. And besides, it’s unlikely to see pushing and punching in the front rows near the stage. AND you’ll get a better view of this!

You have no idea of what I’ve been through just to get there and get a good view of this. 


Hehehehe… I didn't bring a camera. Quite impossible to carry one.

2.      Workout- Yes, you really need a fit and strong body. Why? Because of two things:

a.      Girls are everywhere. The time will come when the heat (even in open-air areas) will be unbearable and you’ll have to remove your shirt. And girls will be lookin’ at you. Hehehehe...

b.     If you don’t come early, it’s more likely that you’ll end up somewhere a few meters away from the stage and in the middle of the big crowd. I was in the middle of that 10,000 people who came to see the concert. Once the singer starts rocking, there will be violent pushing and punching. And you really got to be strong enough to be able to stand on both feet, punch some idiot and get away with it easily, and push that mass of insolent pigs. If you’re bringing your girl with you, you need strong arms to protect her. Which brings me to my third point.

3.     Never bring your girlfriend/boyfriend if they’re not into punk rock or not interested at all.- There won’t be a simple jump and jive. There will be hell. And if you think of bringing her/him with you, you might as well consider being single the following day. They might die crushed in the stampede or asphyxiated.

4.    Bring your own oxygen tank.- It’s really a miracle I survived that. The atmosphere is a mixture of garlic breath, smoke, sweat, body odours, and alcohol. Bringing your own oxygen tank will keep you alive in this deadly atmosphere and the tank will be helpful during the frenzied pushing and punching.

5.   Put aside altruism and humanity.- At first I was very concerned not to hurt the people around me or step on someone else’s foot. But in the end you have no choice but to push your way through. And hey, it’s very therapeutic. All those advises or meditation, tai-chi, and prayers. Hell no? It’s the concert man, and just try pushing everyone in the crowd with all your might and all that rage inside will be released.

6.    Stay away from the most rotten part of the crowd.- I actually ended up on that part of the crowd among idiots and stupid hooligans who have no idea who Iggy Pop is. I bet they don’t even know that it is a rock concert because they’re that stupid. Check your perimeter. If they are all drinking beer or any alcohol during the opening act, then there’s a probability that those people will cause much trouble to your musical experience. But it’s kind of hard to look for a safer spot. That’s why there’s nothing safer and better than the front row. And this will bring you back again to tip number 1.

7.      Learn the lyrics for chrissakes!- It’s annoying to rave there while hearing idiots around you blabbering incomprehensible words. Please learn the lyrics if you really want to sing along!

8.   Make sure to bring friends who love rock music.- I was unfortunate to have Christian pop-music loving ‘Belieber’ friends. God knows why I met those people. My best friends are hundreds of miles away from me. At the end of the concert I was a mess- all sweaty, grimy, dirty and simply dead-tired. Since it was deep in the night, there was no public transport and I didn’t bring my car because no vehicle is allowed to enter the area. I had to walk all the way back home. My legs were wobbly and I walked like a dupe. At least if I were with some friends I wouldn’t look pitiful.

9.      Exercise the vocal chords.- Make them strong to able to shout with all might and not lose your voice the following day. Trust me, vocalization is worth it.

10. Really, just forget the rest- forget the bad smell, forget the dumb alcoholic freaks, forget the naked girls. It’s the music! Jump and jive, and just enjoy the night!