Friday, December 18, 2015

Quezon City Experience or the QCEX (Quezon Memorial Circle) Part 2

This is part two of the QCEX. We went back and there is more to being in a place more than twice. You get much familiar and you get to take pictures of places and things you forgot.

1st time visitors to the Museum is asked to wait at this wonderful area. You can watch music videos about Quezon City with its comfortable chairs and nice air conditioning.

Friday, December 4, 2015


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Quezon City Experience or the QCEX (Quezon Memorial Circle) Part 1

This is the newly build Quezon City experience or QCEX for short. It's an interactive and new way at looking into the rich history of the former capital city of the Philippines.

Here is a rock that starts it all. Manuel Quezon tried to dream of a new capital city of the country and it all started when he was sitting on a rock.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Blogapaloza 2015

It's another day to meet and see friends. And of course meet new friends.

Unlike last time, where I had to attended the Blogapaloza late. This time I was a little motivated to attend the event early despite I have other things to attend to in life. I made it an earlier appointment and signed up soon as my other friends signed up.

So the grumpy guy steps into the lion's den. BTW if you don't like honesty about my filthy language and narrow mind I tell you to stop and go to another blog who will talk about nice things and all.

First stop is the registration booth. I arrived way past 10 am to be greeted by registration people who are not caring enough to assist. I have to ask where to register and how to do it. It seems most of them are not in the mood to talk with me. Fine, I register on the tabled and were given some ID that I have to sign myself, some flyers I won't even read and a voucher that will never be used.

Then off to the booths. Everything was arranged into the so called four seasons. Cute. I think they made effort on how each of the booth will look fit for the season they are representing. Too bad it all starts with winter. I wish also there was a direction pointer on where to start but I guess anywhere is good.

It seems also that 10 am is still an early time since most booths are still prepping up. Of course no celebrities at this unholy hour for many bloggers or celebrities. I thank God that I did go early. As you know I am not a big fan of celebrities.

I surveyed the area about three or four times in just less than 30 minutes and took the following pictures. The place is bubbly and alive with people signing up and doing certain activities.

Monday, October 5, 2015

There are pros and cons to being alone

Last September 24, 2015 was the last day of my friends at work. They are the few people I talk with and communicate with. Despite our busy schedule at work we still manage to keep in touch.

Now I am also doing two jobs to keep up with my bills and at the same time save up for the ticket and expenses of going to Japan.

I go home alone now. Work alone and do most of my life alone. Do I feel bad about that? Nope. I am used to this kind of life. I cannot expect people to stay with me forever. People go and leave because all is impermanent in this world.

But I like being alone. Most people think its sad. For me it gives me great chances to think and be with people that matter, no matter how far apart we are or the less talks we have.

Now I have to keep all my stories to myself or just write about them here. Maybe I will just write about them since this blog is almost empty since I got bored with blogging.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

I got my passport after more than ten days! Amazing

DFA claims that they are still having problems with their system. Whatever the problem is it has discouraged me from getting abroad this year.

My advice. Never apply on a Saturday and just get your passport using the normal process.

36th Manila International Bookfair

It's that time of the year again for me to buy postcards and to drool at nice books. It is always good to go early on such big events. There are less people still and there are no fucking annoying stupid cosplayers. Yes, I fucking hate cosplayers.

Entrance fee for the MIBF is just Php 20.00

There are rows and shelves of books everywhere. There are textbooks, technical books, tons of religious books and even hobby books.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

INC protests at EDSA Shaw

The Bible says the following

1 Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. 3 For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. 4 The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. 5 So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience. 6 Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid. They are serving God in what they do. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority. (Romans 13:1-7
As I was about to go out of work news breakout to us that the fucking INC people have blocked EDSA. At first it was quite hard to get pictures because I just came out of the freezer and my camera started to thaw in the tropical weather.

As we approached EDSA crowds started to grow in number. Some have occupied streets and places. I have seen members eating Jolibee. This fuck is organized shit.

Friday, August 21, 2015

FREE One-time talk by Japanese Buddhist Lecturer

It will be rare chance to meet one Buddhist Master from Japan this month. Join us as we learn about the Buddhist teachings.

This is a FREE event.

-A ONE-TIME talk by a Japanese Buddhist Master-

"Life is a Lonely Journey"

Shakyamuni Buddha taught about the reality of mankind and the purpose of life through the parable of this image. We are all lonely travelers on a journey called life, he said. The solution to true happiness is revealed in Buddhism.
Where: 7th floor Conference Room
             The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
             119 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village,
             Makati City, Philippines

When: August 30, 2015
           2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Under new management: New Office Drama

Our friend and Team Leader just quit the job. He made the announcement at the end of July. I wondered who will be the new Team Leader and I have heard rumors that it will be T-Rex

Then on the so called Training. Actually its more like a meeting with pizza. The boss announced that it was will be T-Rez based on some criteria. I have no idea what criteria they used but I am sure it is not on quality of work but of pronunciation alone. My company is more on pronunciation. Fuck teaching methodologies and educational psychology or even linguistics

It's now all about pronunciation and how we are going to pretend we are fucking native American speakers. Although they hide under the term Accent Reduction. All lies and bullshit. I am not a young stupid ignorant Elementary kid who will believe any crap told him.

Immediately the new management started to give their so called changes. They asked for this and that to the point of absurdity. I mean many teacher's were pissed with the added work load.

One example is the so called "Undertime record." Which is not really a record or report of undertime calls but a report of something like just put anything there and that is because we said so. Again under the pretext of "the boss said so." Again another questionable idea.

They also have elevated themselves to higher positions and now no one talks to them. We have hired supposed to be QA (I have no idea what QA means to them) that will also do training for us for the so called accent reduction but looking at their materials (without sources and citations) that are made to make us sound like fake Americans.

So its now what we called MJ empire. Ruled by the unbreakable tandem. Who said they should be respected. With their two "native speakers" to lick their asses and wipe them as well. Then the well wishers lead by the biggest chismosa of the company.

Good luck to me. I hope I don't blow up anytime soon.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hell and Heaven meet at the National Bookstore Warehouse Sale

Without any sleep just to wake up early  and on the first day. I was a bit worried about going there too early since I really don't have money to things with. And I usually do my buying quick.

I arrived at the Warehouse at around 9:30 and it was shocking that its already packed and full of people. So far this is one of the best sales they have because they have good titles for everyone. Of course the books and other stuff was just priced right.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

#NBSGreatWarehouseSale 2015! (National Bookstore Great Warehouse Sale 2015)

OMG! I am so excited for this one even though I am broke as fuck! This is even way awesome than that shit called the Manila Christian International Bookfair whose real name is the Manila International Bookfair.

There would be lots of interesting books and annoying people. But I hope there are postcards.

Find great bargains and great finds at National Book Store’s “The Great Warehouse Sale” in Quezon Avenue. Get up to 90% off on books, supplies, and gift items from August 13 to 18, 2015, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., only at the 4th Floor National Book Store, Quezon Avenue cor. Sct. Borromeo and Panay Avenue. Hurry, 6 days only! Make your pre-Christmas shopping sprint at #NBSGreatWarehouseSale. Per DTI-FTEB SPD Permit No. 10219, Series of 2015.

Shop online and buy eBooks at National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@nbsalert).

source: National Bookstore Facebook page

Friday, August 7, 2015

Dedication for my beloved

I have forgotten where I met you. You just came one day and learned to love me. I am sure when I also learned to love you back. I never asked many things from you. I just listened to what you tell me. I never even learned of your nickname until the day you left and its from other people.

I don't know where you live. I know you stay with different people. First few months we met a lot but as time went by we met less and less. When was the the last time we saw each other? Wow that was more than a year ago. The last message you sent me was when you were asking me for some load.

We were never really open to each other. We each harbored secrets and pains. The longest time we spent was when my boss asked me to go to Batangas to deliver flyers. That was one week with you. Now I rarely remember you. I only dreamt of you once.

I try to recall your voice, your smell, and your touch but all of them are distant memories.

I am sorry that you were the ones who were very vocal about your feelings with me. I can't even say, "I love you." when we are together. I hope you figured that out as we made this journey together.

I was quite mad and sad and everything when you left me. How could you do this to me? You died on circumstances that I may never know. And that is pain. I was not even at your funeral.

Maybe its for the both of us. No one really knew we are together. I was a secret we both have. Something we have in common. We never even had an anniversary date. We met when we can but most of all because of my ego. We rarely met.

So in keeping with my promise I will never love anyone. You will be my partner until my very own death. How I long to be with you even in hell.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hello! I am back for the nth time!

Well you know me. I write a lot and then I am gone. I am forcing myself to write again and to also post all those pictures I took here and there but just got too lazy to post.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Express passport application in the Philippines is not Express at all

Today (July 11, 2015) I had my scheduled passport appointment at the Department of Foreign Affairs East District at SM Megamall.

I arrived early with my printed form, NSO birth certificate and photocopy of my two IDs. Of course the Php 1,200 express processing fee. I arrived 30 minutes before.

The process itself was very simple. First you go to the verification desk. They will look into your appointment printout and then you will be sent to Processing. You will be asked to show your NSO birth certificate and two original IDs with their photocopy. A ticker will also be added to your forms as you do the whole process. Then you will be asked to pay the fee at the cashier. Yes that is Php 1200 gone in a few seconds. Then the last part is the encoding. You will be asked to check your info on the screen. Get your picture taken. Asked to sign. And then you are done. The whole process so so simple and easy. It took me around 30 minutes.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dharma services at the Mabuhay Temple (Philippines) - June 28, 2015

The Mabuhay Temple has posted their English Dharma service this coming June 28, 2015 and other dates as well. Yes the whole service will be conducted in English and is welcome for everyone interested with Buddhism.

English Dharma Service at the Mabuhay Temple in Manila. 
Admission to this event is free and it is open to the public. Registration starts at 8:30 am.

We hope to see all of you. Omituofo.

Mabuhay Temple
656 Ocampo St, Manila, Metro Manila
(02) 523 4909

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Rent-Ortigas (Your ideal space at the right Place)


Living the Good Life at the Ortigas Center

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Time limit is being implemented on Rizal Park without prior warning

Luneta as people know it more has been a place where many people find refuge in the City of Manila. It's a home for those people who cannot find space and the money to spend on the ever growing number of malls we have. It's a public park and has served even as home to so many people and even transient housing for those who cannot afford. Sometimes they don't even have any serious housing problem, they just need a place to hangout and waste their time and Luneta or Rizal Park has been that for many years.

The trees there have seen many things happen but for many people it holds a special memory. We don't have malls that are open after 10 PM. Where do people go to? Again Luneta is an open refuge.

Despite the problems of homeless people staying there, the many drunkards who spend their time there as well as those drug addicts I don't see that as a good reason even to keep the park closed

At around past 12 am June 1, 2015 people within or near the part where the Rizal monument is, people were shooed out and told the park will close. The people whom I join were a bit shocked and retaliated. Yes, those noisy fuckers and idiots who debate every weekend.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Museum Day 2015 at Yuchengco Museum

It's one Museum I have not seen or been to. So when they had a free day I gathered myself early from bed and went to the RCBC Tower in Makati.

When I went there. The way to the Museum is paved with call center people smoking their lungs out. I wish the space in front the Museum should not be a smoking area. Gives less importance to a place of art and history.

The building is of four floors and I started at the fourth floor going down. There is this nice paiting that greets guests at the Museum. It's also a gift shop but again most Museums don't get to sell a lot like malls do. They have very interesting Filipiniana books on sale as well as souvenirs. 

The trip on the elevator was nice and led me to some interesting pictures of old Manila and an interesting map.

I turned 34.

It's another May 26th and my wish was simple. Just a normal day without stress and that no one talks about my birthday. I guess the simplest wishes do come true.

I got to celebrate alone and I know people understand why I have to do that. My real friends do.

I don't need celebrations and all that drama. Life is better when its simple besides I need to save money.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Torre de Manila versus National Museum of Natural History

The war seems to have been lost for the construction of the Torre de Manila. Many of the people who were fighting against the construction seemed to have quieted.

Meanwhile the Natural History Building once occupied by the Department of Tourism drags on and is even beyond the deadline that was posted in front of it.

With a budget amounting to almost half a billion pesos just to restore the building. You wonder how longer will it take since October 4, 2014.

My guess is that Torre de Manila will be completed first than the National Museum of Natural History. I bet many bosses of the National Museum have had their fare share of that money.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

FREE Entrance at the Philippine National Museum for the whole Month of May 2015

The National Museum of the Philippines goes FREE for this month of May 2015 in celebration of National Heritage Month.

You can visit the two Museums for FREE and its waiving its normal free of Php 150.00. That is a lot of savings and at the same time you learn more and be closer to the once rich Philippine culture that has obviously decayed.

See the great Masters of painting, architecture, sculpture and their works on display and marvel how Manila was and what we can do to save it from our jejemon culture, capitalistic mindset of throw away this and that, and the idea that art is for the rich alone.

So instead of wasting your money and time at the mall. Just go to the National Museum and update yourself with so much culture and beauty. BTW the two Museums are fully air-conditioned.

The National Museum of the Philippines
Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.
P. Burgos Street, Ermita, Manila. 
+63 2 5271215.

Aromateria's Beer Soap and Shelock Solid Perfume

Here are two more of Aromateria products that I have tried. I love their solid perfume and now I am loving the Beer Soap. I was supposed to buy yans at that time at Podium but instead bought soap and perfume. They are a bit on the expensive side but is still worth it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

National Day of Mourning, May 4, 2015, declared in the Philippines

(This post is just plain sarcasm on my part)

A day after the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight the president despite fears of taking the blame for the loss declared May 4, 2015 as a National Day of Mourning.

Many were heartbroken because they lost their bets on the fight. As well as their so called National Pride (aka #PinoyFried) over the loss of the so called Pambansang Kamao (National Fist) over to a black person called Mayweather.

Mommy D. will lead the mourning to commemorate the death of the so called Pride. For those who feel really lost they can just throw themselves at the funeral pyres that will be made during the finals and glory days of another event called UAAP.

There was also news that the fight was not judged properly because that at time the Pride of the Philippines have a shoulder injury.

Soon the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, just to sound nice, will be issuing a meaningless oratio imperata for the sake of butthurt Philippines.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Revisiting the Joy of Urban Farming and the Quezon Heritage House at the Quezon Memorial Circle

Since we are already at the area. As part of the tour we also re-visited the Joy of Urban Farming and the Quezon Heritage House.

Flora Filipina 2015 (Part 5)

Last one and I think I took more pictures of the same stuff but I need to be sure that everything is covered and is here. But then again I might have missed still a lot of stuff and details.

So still I wonder why some blogger would not cover this event. Even if you pay the entrance its worth it. Php 30.00 goes a long way. Maybe because some blogger are indeed cheap.

Flora Filipina 2015 (Part 4)

More flowers to come and be seen.

Flora Filipina 2015 (Part 3)

We are now on part three. I hope you are liking all the beautiful flowers and ornamental plants so far.

Flora Filipina 2015 (Part 2)

Here we start with the flower arrangement contest which feature live plants instead of cut flowers. Most of the entries this year are quite minimalist in their approach.