Sunday, September 26, 2004

Eh-hum # 26

Officially unofficial...

I would like to announce that our fate now lies in the hands of the CABINET.

While I have been channeling the Higher Authorities, the future of our workplace is still uncertain.

However, I am pleased that we have set the foundation for CIP. I am proud of my officemate's contributions.

I am proud to be part of this office. And yes, we are still praying for the best.


Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Eh-hum # 25

I FEEL....

Amazed. Can you believe Oprah? The other day, she gave her audience PONTIAC CARS each!!! Let me just repeat that....SHE GAVE AWAY PONTIAC CARS TO MEMBERS OF HER AUDIENCE!!! I cannot believe the influence this lady has, that even a major car company cannot say NO. Just when you thought all those books, clothes and food are cool enough, she had to give her audience cars. No wonder she's America's highest paid talk show host. Wish we are thisclose.

Appalled. Eugene Armstrong. A normal American finds himself in Iraq at the worst possible time. He's one of the three Westerners to be taken hostage by Iraqi insurgents. Last Monday, he was beheaded. I cannot imagine the pain this incident brought to his family. According to
CNN correspondents, it was a gruesome sight and the sounds are even worse. I don't have the stomach for this since I know the images will haunt me for the rest of my life. Now, reports say that another American and second of the hostages, Jack Hensley, fell to the same fate. The last of the hostages, a British named Kenneth Bigley, must be praying really hard that his life will be spared. This, of course, is hoping against hope. We know the Bush and Blair governments have chosen not to negotiate with the terrorists. Death of military officers are somewhat expected (and often denotes heroism), but the senseless death of a civilian is unbearable.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Eh-hum # 24

Bawal Magkasakit.

It has been more than two weeks since my last entry and I have a very good reason why I was unable to update my BLOG: I was sick for the last 5 days.

So, why was I sick? I got sick because of my brother, got too close and then caught whatever virus he has. I obviously have low resistance at the time, so it was no surprise that I find myself lying beside my brother getting some "motherly" treatment the following day.

For 5 days, I was not eating properly, therefore eating less of everything. This is not a good thing, believe me, because I lost my sense of taste and even had some problem chewing my food. Being unable to savor your food is a BAD, BAD THING. Part of enjoying your meal is its taste, without it, what’s the point of eating? Since I can’t eat, my stomach's usually empty. When I do eat something, it acts up, leaving me with this nauseating feeling. Also, I couldn’t drink as much water as I wanted to since my stomach was empty.

Then my temperature skyrocketed, and I can even feel the heat rising from my eyes, face and hands. It was amazingly uncomfortable and with all that body heat, you can’t sleep properly. I thought I was going to burst into flames (Okay, so maybe that’s too much imagination). Also, I cannot stay directly in front of the air-conditioner to cool down for the fear of getting even sicker.

Lastly, since I would spend the whole day resting, my whole body hurts, especially my back. I also had a hard time sleeping because I am constantly searching for a comfortable sleeping position; this of course, adds pressure to my back.

Being sick leaves your body battered and doing the simpliest task can be tiring. Hence, I rather come to work everyday and be completely well then stay home drinking tons and tons of medicines and eating some mush. I wouldn’t mind staying at home to enjoy some quality TV time, but I definitely don’t want to be sick.

Now, am feeling better than last week, but my taste buds are still on the road to recovery.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Eh-hum # 23


Hello! I just realized that this week is also the first week of September. It’s the BER season, which means that Christmas is just around the corner, which is about 4 months. Heck, time flies while you’re having fun, or at least busy with something. IN FAIRNESS, busy ako. This is not, as my officemate says, A.I.D.S. (as if doing something). Busy for work and that other plan. Will share it when the time comes.

The BASH (hehehehe)

I was able to watch the Buzz last Sunday, and I thought John Lapuz made an impressive impersonation of Kris Aquino.

Speaking of Kris, I find Mark Lapid funny, if not foolish. I mean, am surprised that while Pampanga is very much affected by the recent floods, its dikes about to give way and the huge number of people homeless, he has time to comment on the issue that he two-timed Kris Aquino. In the love game, Ms Aquino should be extra careful of struggling actors, politicians and/or actors who plan to run for office. Her lineage and people skills pretty much says it all.

There’s this particular segment of the show that I try to catch. It used to be called “Stop Me”, now it’s named as “Nakakata-Quote”. Honestly, I don’t know which title is better. The segment features showbiz personalities that are, um, let’s just as say, has no knack for the English language. Barok, ika nga. Yep, pretty degrading stuff here, but since I am EVHUL, I find it damn entertaining. And I notice, the usual victims of the segment are sexy starlets. Uh-huh, those girls (and sometimes guys) in their late teens and early twenties who decided to make easy money by showing way too much skin. Obviously, since they didn’t prioritize their education (and whatever values that were taught to them), they lack the, uh, skills to effectively communicate, therefore they miserably fail in their attempt to sound “sosyal”. Ladies, there’s nothing wrong speaking in Filipino. Ang paggamit ng Filipino ay hindi nangangahulugan na mababa and iyong pinag-aralan. Mas importante na malinaw mong mailahad ang mga (makabuluhang) kwento’t ideya mo. Oh well, there’s a problem in showbusiness: You can’t enjoy success as yourself.

What say you?