Friday, June 30, 2006


Argentina Argentina!
Argentina lost and now it's down to four....
Who will win?
>>>> that, is the most awaited news hereabouts....
In the meantime,
let the Games continue......


I woke up to the sound of rain as it touched the roof....
But I was lulled to sleep again sooner than I thought.
Later, as dawn breaks [quite early these days!]
I heard the croaking frogs from afar.
I live in between the rice fields, on three sides....
and the truck garage on the other.
Beyond the horizon is the TEIBO [levee/embankment]
that separates this village from TENRYUGAWA [TenryuRiver].
Thus, the sound of frogs is a daily dose,especially during rainy days.
Added to that, SUZUME [Swallows] abound and
stay under the trees that separates our home from the neighbor's.
Listening to these make my day!
Sometimes, I tie overripe Bananas[or any other fruit available]
on some branch and see the birds go and take their pick....
But one thing I do not welcome isthe presence of spiders.
While they catch flies and mosquitoes with their presence
[for which I am grateful],
I am bothered by their webs that crisscross my path as I go about my domain.
Sometimes, the webs are so complicated that it becomes difficult to clear them.
Besides, I don't see myself living happily in some Condos on a high-rise building.
I would terribly miss my garden, for one.
Overall, I believe
Don't you?

Thursday, June 29, 2006


Love Letter
We must be hurt in order to grow,
We must fail in order to know,
We must lose in order to gain.
Some Lessons are learned best only through pain.
Our vision clears only after our eyes are washed with tears.
We have to be broken, so we can be tender,
We are sick so we can rest and think better
on things more important than work or fun,
We are taken for trip near death, so we can assess how we've run.
We have to suffer lack, so we can know God's provision,
We have to feel another's pain, so we can have a sense of mission.
So take heart, if you don't understand today,
Instead of grumbling, ask God what He means to say,
In order to learn you must endure,
and learn to see the bigger picture.
In order to grow, you must stand and look beyond the hurt,
Trust in God's loving hand that takes what is Good,
and gives what is best,
And on this blessed thought,
rest your anxious heart with all the questions,
God's hand only gives what his loving heart dictates,
Hear Ye
SOMETIMES...The Lord calms the storm,
SOMETIMES... He lets the storm rage... and calms His child...
Better go through the storm with Him,
Than smooth waters without Him...



A Chinese walks into a bar in America late one night and he saw Steven Spielberg.
As he was a great fan of his movies, he rushes over to him, and asks for his autograph.
Instead, Spielberg gives him a slap and says,
"You Chinese people bombed our Pearl Harbor, get outta here!!"
The astonished Chinese man replied,
"It was not the Chinese who bombed your Pearl Harbor,it was the Japanese".
"Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, you're all the same," replied Spielberg.
In return, the Chinese gives Spielberg a slap and says,
"You sank the Titanic, my forefathers were on that ship."
Shocked, Spielberg replies,"It was the iceberg that sank the ship, not me."
The Chinese replies, "Iceberg, Spielberg, Carlsberg, you're all the same."
Note:This particular joke won an awardfor the best joke in a competition
organized in Britain and
this joke was sent by an Indian.


No harm intended for men reading this blog...

1. Don't imagine you can change a man --unless he's in diapers.

2. What do you do if your boyfriend walks-out?
You shut the door.

3. If they put a man on the moon --
-- they should be able to put them all up there.

4. Never let your man's mind wander --
-- it's too little to be out alone.

5. Go for younger men.
You might as well,--they never mature anyway.

6. Men are all the same -- they just have different faces,
-- so that you can tell them apart.

7. Definition of a bachelor: a man who has missed the opportunity
to make some woman miserable.

8. Women don't make fools of men --
--most of them are the do-it-yourself types.

9. Best way to get a man to do something,--
is to suggest they are too old for it.

10. Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.

11. If you want a committed man,
--look in a mental hospital.

12. If he asks what sort of books you're interested in,
--tell him checkbooks.

13. Remember a sense of humor does not mean
that you tell him jokes, --it means that you laugh at his.

14. Sadly, all men are created equal.


*****I love it! hope You'll love it too!*****
Before, hinahabol kita pero di mo ako pinapansin.
Tapos isang araw nawala ako, hinanap mo ako at tinanong,
"Bakit ka nagsawa?"
Ngumiti ako, "Hindi ako nagsawa. Natauhan lang."
Pwede mo kong lokohin pero wag kang magpapahuli sakin.
Pwede mo kong palitan pero siguraduhin mong mas mahal mo siya kesa akin.
Pwede mo kong iwan pero siguraduhin mong kaya mo.
Kasi pag ako sobrang nasaktan, wala ka nang babalikan.
Ang Boys?
Pag trip ka, magpapakilala.
Kaibigan kuno hanggang pumorma na.
Tapos pag nahulog ka na,ayun, goodbye na
dahil sawa na sila.
Pero dapat walang iiyak at smile lang kayo.
nyets, anong silbi ng karma?
I fell in love and got hurt but I didn't shed too much tears
nor did I ask them to love me again.
Instead, I stood up proudly and said,
"Ganyan talaga ang maganda at guapo!
Hindi bagay sa tanga!"
Simple lang para hindi ka masaktan.
Kapag minahal ka, mahalin mo din.
Kapag ginago ka, gaguhin mo rin.
Pero kapag umiyak ka, tanga ka!
Ginago ka na nga, iiyakan mo pa?
Pag iniwan ka ng mahal mo, wag mo siyang sisihin!
Kausapin mo siya ng harap-harapan at sabihin mong,
"Ingat, tanga ka pa naman!"
Masakit pag iniwan ka ng mahal mo.
Pero wag kang magagalit ng husto.
Kahit papano may pinagsamahan naman kayo, diba?
Kaya for the last time yakapin mo siya at ibulong mo,
"Ga-Go, kukulamin kita!"
Blah Blah Blah
Girls, talo daw kayo sa mga boys?
Papayag kayo?
Sige, pag niligawan kayo, sagot agad.
Pag iniwan kayo? Ok lang.
Kapag sinabi nilang, "Uy, ex ko."
Alam niyo sagot diyan? "Ay, ambisyoso."
If the one you love doesn't love you back, don't get depressed.
Just think about it for a while, maybe cry a bit
then wipe your tears and say
"Ang weird naman niya.Di siya pumapatol sa magaganda!"
You only got one life
so live it well...
one heart so take good care,
one soul so keep it pure.
One boyfriend?
What a waste!
Make it two or more!
Sayang ganda nyo!
ha ha ha
Pag sinabi sayo ng mahal mo na ayaw na niya sayo,
hayaan mo lang.
Wag kang iiyak at magpapakagago!
Imbis na iyakan mo siya, ngitian mo lang at sabihin mo ang ganito,
"So, pano? Bye na! Naghihintay na ang kapalit mo!"
Who cares about break-ups?
Oo nga, masakit. Makirot sa puso.
Pero tandaan mo: a break-up isn't only an end to a relationship.
It's also a beginning of a new one
and an end to a living hell called "ex".


Tigers are treasured by Orientals,
especially the Yellow Race.
Some people are also considered Tigers,in their own ways...
The TAIPANs in our midst may be considered Tigers:
they know how to control those around them....
They become bad only when they become greedy and manipulating.....
Most of the Tigers in our midst are people who make a difference in society.
Take Jackie Chan:
He is not only a skilled martial arts practitioner,
he can also make a scene as beautifully executed
as well as make the audience laugh.
He is considered a successful hero in his own right.
He has made contributions in his native place:
on disasters, training of youths, and more...
News have it that he has decided to bequeath half of his millions to Charity.
He has made his mark, so to speak....
Tatay was a Tiger also.
Not only was he named after the Tiger....
he also was sleek and agile in his youth.
He has accomplished, in his short lifetime,
things which the locals have not.
Ahhh I miss the Tigers in our times....
.Tigers who can contribute to society......
not just claim something they did not do.
Am looking for Tigers

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Speaking of NILAGANG TALBOS.....

Here's a RECIPE for


1). Pakuluan ang Talbos ng Kamote.
Note: Mas maraming Talbos, mas maraming Tubig.

2). Cut KALAMANSI and Juice it.

3). MIX the two and season to taste.
You can use HONEY or plain sugar.

4). Put some ICE CUBES or just COOL it in the REF.




Tuesday, June 27, 2006


This would give you guides on how to control your emotions
towards your better-half, friends, officemates and
all the people around you, especially your "boss ".

The rules of practicing " ugaling langit, ugaling kaaya-aya" :

#1. Ang naunang magalit ang may karapatang magalit.Pag naunahan ka na ng galit niya,tumahimik ka na lang muna.

#2 Walang taong nag-aaway mag-isa. Pag hindi kayo sumagot o pumatol, titigil din daw ang taong nakikipag- away sa inyo.

#3 Ang taong galit, 'bingi.' If someone is angry, wala raw pinakikinggan, so, don't try to explain and fight back. Hindi ka niya iintindihin dahil wala siyang naririnig kundi ang sarili nya.

#4 Ang taong galit, 'abnoy.' Ayon sa pastor, Biblical daw ito? ...because the Lord said when He was crucified, "Ama ko, patawarin mo sila dahil hindi nila alam ang kanilang ginagawa."

Modern term for these kinds of people are abnoys, so you better not get angry para huwag kang matawag na abnoy. You should also know and realize that the persons who make your day bad are jewels, because you need them for you to mature. Hangga't andyan daw sila at kinaiinisan mo,ibig sabihin, immature ka pa. God will not take away those people; it's for you to take away your bad feelings towards them. You'll know na mature ka na pag dumating 'yung time na hindi ka na naiinis sa mga taong ito because you have learned to accept them and to have patience with them.

#5 Finally, the best part of this is to tell yourself na, because of this person, "I will grow mature," and that




It's GOOD to be a VIRGINian

Subject: Abu Musab al Zarqawi

When Abu Musab al Zarqawi was killed in Iraq by
American forces, George Washington met him at The Pearly Gates.

He slapped him across the face and yelled,
"How dare you fight against the nation I helped conceive."

Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted,
"You wanted to end our liberties but you failed!"

James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said,
"This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!"

Thomas Jefferson was next, beat Zarqawi with a long cane and snarled,
"It was evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence."

The beatings and thrashings continued as George Mason, James Monroe
and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the terrorist leader.

As Zarqawi lay bleeding and in pain, an Angel appeared.
Zarqawi wept and said, "This is not what you promised me."

The Angel replied, "I told you there would be 72 Virginians
waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said?"


Monday, June 26, 2006


as I was driving along the embankment
that guards the town from the TENRYUGAWA,
I saw some fire trucks parked along the wide ground from the river.
There were firemen in uniform and were busy doing something that,
to me, seems to be some sort of training.
I have seen this scene before and I have always wondered.....
I asked Hiroko and so went some explanation on the why's.....
It is like this:
Young men, whose age range from 20-35 MUST undergo one-year training
with the Fire Department of their hometown.
The same Law applies in all Japan.
WHY the 20-35 age range?
Kasi nga, mas mabilis kumilos at full of energy pa ang nasa ganitong edad.
Anything goes, sabi nga nila.
Take, for example, TOMOAKI, a good friend.
He is 32 y/o and has made himself available for the one-year training in his town.
He reports every Sunday or...when the Training Officer [a real fireman, himself]says so.
He undergoes the training and must finish it till the year is over.
He receives little remuneration:some cash that could easily go to
his gasoline use in going to-and -from training.
All other expenses and activities are covered by the Fund
given to Fire Department from the National Budget
plusthe special fund alloted by the Municipality/Citythey belong to.
They party twice a year: during the end of their training and
during BONENKAI[end-of the yearThanksgiving Party].
All these are free.
Other than that, they receivenothing more than the uniform they wear while in training.
IF there is a big fire raging on, these trainees must report to the fire area.
Firemen use the paging system installed in strategic places that covers the entire city.
Trainees report as soon as they receive the information anytime of the day
or even at night.
In case they are working,or during working hours....
their Companies allow them to leave their posts.
They only return to their work as soon as the fire has been contained.
The idea is to help preserve,protect their hometown.
Can't help but think, though:lucky are those whose work bring them to other areas....
as in the case of SHINJI,someone I know.
He works for a Transpo Company and his work
takes him to far-places like Tokyo and Osaka.
I think the idea for the youth to serve their respective towns/cities
is a noble idea.
Don't you?

Friday, June 23, 2006


Funny how FANS can easily become FANatics!
Do you know that these fans go attend the Games
JUST to cheer their TEAMS?
...and that they just get a lil sleep inside the airplanes?
You see, they use Travel Packages which include:
RT tickets bus-limousine-service to-and -from the Stadium.
They eat while on board the bus/airplanes.
They go straight to the Stadium from the airport...
They stay at the Stadium until they are picked up again
by their bus going back to the airport.
Most go straight back to work after their sojourns...
Most say it's worth it.
FANatics, indeed!


Waaaahhhh!!Japan lost to Brazil 1-4!
But of course!
Ang galing ng mga Braziliero, anoh!?
My sleep was bothered by the TV screen which I left on till I drifted to light slumber...
My eyelids were drooping, I know....
but I can't help wait and know the result
My favorite player among the Blue Samurais is Nakata....
Wala na yatang oil sa katawan ang taong ito
sa katatakbo sa field!
But I like his style,
and the way he has adapted in Europe where he plays professionally.
Japan scored a goal first,
but later when the score became one-sided,I turned it off and was a bit sad....
Brazil is the defending World Cup Champions,
but of course!
Natural lang na magagaling sila.
The Land which produced PELE has made millionaires
out of these new breed of players....
Masakit, Kuya Eddie....
TALO, eh!

Thursday, June 22, 2006


More and more Pinoys are leaving for work abroad.
I know!
A very dear kamag-anak have been employed by the United Nations
to go to war-torn countries and help these laid-back countries
operate/manage their day-to-day lives.
Ganun pala yung working for the UN:
wala silang VISA.
Instead, they just bring their passports and
present a letter from the UN.
Pass agad!
OO nga at malaki ang sahod, plus other privileges....
but the RISKS are there...
Besides, there are places where no decent food is available...
He was in Baghdad for a week.
Then I read in the news that there was some bombing in Baghdad some weeks back.
When I called his wife, she told me that he was transferred somewhere in Central Africa.
He told his wife that at times, he relies on the oldreliable Biscuit for meals....
I hope he contacts me so I can send him even light meals
like noodles and other instant meals available here....
I have emailed him, but I wonder:
medyo malabo raw yung Internet connections nila dun.
INGAT na lang sana, kung saan ka man naroroon....
GODSPEED, my dear....
And Be Safe!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


After numerous rounds of "We don't even know if Osama is still alive,"
Osama bin Laden himself decided to send George Bush
a letter in his own handwriting to let him know he was still in the game.
Bush opened the letter
and it appeared to contain a single line of a coded message:
Bush was baffled, so he e-mailed it to Condoleezza Rice.
Condi and her aides had not a clue either,
so they sent it to the FBI.
No one could solve it at the FBI so it went to the CIA,
then to the NSA.
Eventually, they asked Britain's MI-6 for help.
Within a minute
MI-6 cabled the White House with this reply:
"Tell the President he's holding the message upside down."

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


I almost forgot! I was able to go to APALIT, PAMPANGA
to visit a long-time Friend na doon nakatira.
I went there twice, actually:
Noong una, we just stayed for the day,
and went back home later.
Second time we stayed overnight.
I wanna see and feel the place, sana...
in case some Japanese students want to go with me next Bakasyon ko.
You see, I need an alternative plan/place
para nmn hindi puro nasa Metro sila, ano.
I need a typical Pinoy-style scenery... sana...
At least, Pampanga is nearer than Baguio.
Some of my Visitas are weary of long road travel, that's why.
Eh mas maganda [for me naman, noh!]
to travel by road to the City of Pines
than air travel....
I love to stop and look over those TIENDAs along the highway,
that's why!


Thanks for being with us for more years than we can imagine.
Thanks for being soft when we are there;
Thanks for being harsh to those who trample and stare...
Thanks for the loving looks and your fine grace.....
Most of all, thanks for everything!
Words cannot say what the heart wants to say,
And all I know is this:
No one else can surpass the love you gave us all....
Paalam, Kaibigan,
Paalam Kaibigan,


I went shopping forsome groceries late this afternoon.
I was just backing up the car when I heard a thud....
I looked at my side mirror and I saw
some roughly-made posts that separates Jiji's property
from our immediate neighbor:a Lola who
is fond of making paraphernalia in- and around- her house.
Lolo said: "Don't mind it; just go on..."
I can't and was about to alight from the car;
He gestured and instead, he did.
I bumped that Lola's post!
Later, upon arriving, I inspected the rear,and lo!
My left-hand bumper
has a small dent and some scratches!!
Lolo assured me not to worry.....
Kotse lang daw yun!
Pede ba yun?
Naiinis ako kay C today!


HELLO Bloggers!
After spending two long, hot summer days in Inang Bayan,
I came back to where I have resided for the past 15 years.....
to work, that is......
I took PAL, this time,
kasi may PROMO sila....
Imagine PAL is selling 340 US$+
103US$ tax
as against JAL's
which can reach up to 600US$!!
I thought, para naman makatipid,
why not?
OKs din ang service nila,
but JAL remains a few notches up,
I must say....
So, eto na naman ako,
in the Land of the Rising Sun
to work a little, and to
teach a little
and spend some days
trying to make
my small garden look decent again!
The rains have made
the grass grow faster
and the once-nice looking garden
became a jungle of sorts.
No one, it seems,
took care of it.
And my small pots inside the house!
Tuyo lahat!
Oh well,
I can't blame others,
can't I?
After all, it was I
who went on an unscheduled bakasyon...
I wasn't able to blog while in MManila,
so let's see......
anu-ano na ba ang nabago sa
mundo ng mga bloggers?
It appears that I have a lot to read...