Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Eh-hum # 110

Last week, my Tito Sonny passed away. He was 62.

He died of complications to his lungs. Am not particularly sure the medical terms, whether it is pneumonia or emphysema; but it was critical enough for him to use a ventilator. He stayed in the hospital for one and a half months before God decided to grant him eternal life. He couldn't speak and used a whiteboard to communicate with his family. He was survived by his wife and two children, who thankfully are now working.

The last time I saw Tito Sonny was perhaps last year. My father has always expressed that his kuya was generous and laid back, and I totally agree. Initially, I was afraid to look at him; afraid that the pain he suffered will be reflected in his face ( I would rather remember him as this person who was soft-spoken and down-to-earth). Fortunately, he looked peaceful and content. I am sure that he is in a better place right now, and he deserves it.

The only good thing about this whole experience was that I had the chance to spend time with my cousins (from my father's side) whom I rarely meet. I look forward to getting to know them better.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Eh-hum # 109

Eh-hum, congratulations to Italy and her fans.

Yun lang, hehe


I got this from Liza:

List 10 songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your ten songs. Then tag ten other people to see what they're listening to.

Here goes my Playlist:

Wish You Were Here- Incubus

Hikari - Utada Hikaru

Pardon Me - Incubus

Blue and Yellow - The Used

One Way Ticket - The Darkness

Its Gonna Rain - Bonnie Pink

I Want You - Savage Garden

Inner Smile - Texas

Travelling - Utada Hikaru

When I Get You Alone - Thicke

Kahit sino pwede sumagot...:)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Eh-hum # 108

Adik na sa blogthings...heheh

Your Values Profile


You value loyalty a fair amount.
You're loyal to your friends... to a point.
But if they cross you, you will reconsider your loyalties.
Staying true to others is important to you, but you also stay true to yourself.


You value honesty a fair amount.
You're honest when you can be, but you aren't a stickler for it.
If a little white lie will make a situation more comfortable, you'll go for it.
In the end, you mostly care about "situational integrity."


You value generosity a fair amount.
You are all about giving, as long as there's some give and take.
Supportive and kind, you don't mind helping out a friend in need.
But you know when you've given too much. You have no problem saying "no"!


You value humility a fair amount.
You tend to be an easy going, humble person.
But occasionally your ego takes over.
You have a slight competitive streak - and the need to be the best.


You value tolerance highly.
Not only do you enjoy the company of those very different from you...
You do all that you can to seek it out interesting and unique friends.
You think there are many truths in life, and you're open to many of them.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Eh-hum # 107

See, see?!!

This is exactly why I did not vote for the likes of "this girl Maria Ana Consuelo Madrigal", or Jamby, in the Senate during the last, or the coming, elections. As Philippine Star columnist Federico Pascual, Jr said, "Senators worthy of the office are cast from sterling silver, not from cheap copper".

Who died and gave her the authority to go to the Netherlands and "negotiate" with Jose Ma. Sison, aka Joma, and Luis Jalandoni to discuss the "socio-economic and political crisis" of the country. HELLO?!? We have a more capable and authorized negotiating panel to do that.

What's worse, Sison disclosed that the CPP-NPA-NDF signed a communique with the Opposition stating that they would "work" together to remove PGMA from office before February 2007. Reports gave us the impression that as a member of the Opposition, Jamby signed the said communique. So, the Opposition decided to team up with the leaders of the CPP-NPA-NDF to topple the Arroyo administration. What I am afraid of is what's going to happen if they succeed; do these "bourgeois politicians" really know what they're getting into? Eh-hum, there are no permanent allies, only permanent interests.

Madrigal said that she went to the Netherlands in her capacity as a "senator and a peace advocate". If she considers herself as a peace advocate and a public official, she should've stayed HERE and WORKED HER BUTT OFF to help improve the lives of those affected by the internal armed conflicts; not going all the way to Europe and signing a deal with two individuals who are, unfortunately, considered as international terrorists and as enemies of the state. A publicity stunt on her part that goes against (as in head-on) a stated public policy. Whose side is she on, anyway? Certainly not the Filipino people, which according to Fr Romeo Intengan, S.J., "whose poverty is aggravated by an insurgency that increasingly burdens poor communities and households with taxation and conscription". Moreover, Madrigal completely ignored the sacrifices made by our soldiers and law enforces during encounters with the insurgents and the losses suffered by their families.

Great, what's next?

Monday, July 03, 2006

Eh-hum # 106

Huwaw!! July already?! Seems like I'm the only one moving at a moderate pace; the time and most people are too fast...too furious, hehehe. Oh well.

Congratulations to THE Pacman for winning yesterday's slug fest against Mexicano Oscar Larrios. The third round onslaught courtesy of Larios got us a little worried; but Pacquiao soon recovered and clobbered his nemesis to a pulp, especially on the seventh and twelfth rounds. A KO would have been sweeter, but seeing Larios' cut under the left eye and the blood gushing out made me pity the fellow. Tsk, tsk. Boxing pays big money, but at what price? Oh yeah, I also would like to congratulate the pre-fight, uh, fights in which all Pinoy boxers defeated their Mexican counterparts. Mabuhay Kayong Lahat!

While I am upset with the Miami Heat's win over the Dallas Mavericks last month, I can't imagine what is like to be a hardcore Brazilian fan at this point. In case you've been sleeping under a rock, World Cup defending champs Brazil was booted out of the competition thanks to France. Eerily enough, this was not the first time Brazil was defeated by France, its actually the third time. Perhaps in the next World Cup, Brazil should make sure that France is eliminated early on. With the South American contender out of the way, its a rare all European face-off: France, Portugal, Italy and host Germany. However, World Cup fans expect a French-German match up in the end. As for us belonging in this part of the world where soccer/football is perhaps second/third/fourth only to basketball, we can only wait and see.

Excuse my French, but I am starting to get really annoyed with Zhang Ziyi. She's beautiful and talented, no doubt about it. But she's just everywhere...and guess what? There are other equally (or more) beautiful and talented Asian actresses out there...Hollywood is just too damned lazy to notice. Perhaps this "annoyance" came from the news that Zhang will co-star in a remake of the epic Seven Samurai by the great Akira Kurosawa. Okay, fine, we let Memoirs of a Geisha pass (after all, it was written by a Westerner), now Hollywood wants to place its grimy hands on a Kurosawa classic? Couldn't they get at least an all-Japanese cast this time? Or were they afraid that the movie will not "sell" without a famous cast? Right! Who cares about authencity if the movie will not sell. That's Hollywood for you, tsk, tsk.

Eh-hum. However, I am still being kind to Zhang, you should see/read what the Hong Kong media say about her. Tsk, tsk.