Thursday, August 31, 2006

Company Rules!

Ei, Looking for work?
Well, brace yourself and read
so you can prepare yourself, OK?
Dear Staff,
Please be advised that there are NEW rules and regulations implemented
to raise the efficiency of our company in 2006.
It is advised that you come to work driving a car according to your salary.
we see you driving a Honda, we assume you are doing well financially
and therefore you do not need a raise.
If you drive a 10 year old car or taking public transportation,
we assume that you must have lots of savings & money
therefore you do not need a raise.
If you drive a Proton, you are right where you need to be
and therefore you do not need a raise,too.
Each employee will receive 104 Annual Leave days a year
They are called Saturdays & Sundays.
1) Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch as they need to eat more
so that they can look healthy.
2) Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal
to maintain their average figure.
) Fat people get 5 minutes for lunch,
because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim Fast and take a diet pill.
We will no longer accept MC Cert as proof of sickness.
If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.
Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilets.
There is now a strict 3-minute time limit in the cubicles.
At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound,
the toilet paper roll will retract,
the door will open and a picture will be taken.
After your second offence,
your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board
under the "Chronic Offenders" category.
As long as you are an employee here, you need all your organs.
You should not consider removing anything.
We hired you intact.
To have something removed constitutes a breach of employment.
All personal internet usage will be recorded and charges
will be deducted from your bonus (if any) and
if we decide not to give you any, charges will be deducted from your salary.
Just for the record, 73% of the staff will not be entitled
for any salary for the next 3 months
as their internet charges has exceeded their 3 months' salary.
Thank you for your loyalty to our company.
We are here to provide a positive employment experience.
all questions, comments, concerns, complaints,
frustrations, irritations, aggravations,
insinuations, allegations, accusations,
contemplation, consternation and input
should be directed elsewhere.
Have a nice day!
The Director
*Better still, be your own Boss!
Start your own business....
para walang reklamo!


I was educated at the UP,
becoz I chose to go there,
much to the consternation of my parents.
All my other siblings attended private schools.
Thus, my siblings used to taunt me:
"pam-public ka lang!"
I didn't mind,
after all, I was a ISKO/A:
or what we call
Iskolar ng Bayan.
It was an honor, indeed!
I read 'siRAULo gonzales,
that infamous IN-jusctice secretary,
saying that UP students 'owe them' for being Iskolar ng Bayan.
OWE them?
HU-DAS he think he is?
The people's tax, maybe...
but owe THEM?
Goodness gracious!
As in any other issues, this
lapping dog secretary of gloria
exhibit manifestations of being senile.
And he does not even know
Basic Laws!
I am no Lawyer,
but I am not ignorant of basic issues
and I look at important issues
with fair judgment.
Unlike this old man who
just know how to make 'sipsip' to his boss,
but never dispensed Justice where it is needed.


I've been wanting to write about this,
but time has made me quite busy these days.

Here are some lines to ponder:

"A good teacher is like a candle -
it consumes itself to light the way for others."
-Author Unknown

Teachers, or Leaders must be like that:
"LIGHT" the way for others
so that the way may be bright.....
even if it means sacrificing oneself .

This is the Jesuit way, I heard.
But this tenet must not be limited to those under
Jesuit tutelage.
It should be every person's.
Having a lot for yourself would be greediness.
SHARING your time, your help,
a piece of yourself is the best gift to humankind.

I have had the opportunity
to teach in small and big groups,
both adult and young kids
in Inang Bayan and in this place where
Fate has placed me.

I felt frustrated at times, because of the poor response
from my students. Lack of self-confidence,
fear of making mistakes, and difficulty in
pronunciation have always been hindrance
to good communication among my adult students.
They are even afraid to establish eye contact.

This is quite the opposite among young ones
who repeat and mimic almost anything.

I have always advised them to use simple words:
words they can easily say and remember.

But they seem not to speak up.
Most just smiled.

Thus, I have been mulling on giving up
on my adult classes since last sem.

But at the affair before the summer vacation,
some students made presentations:
some did magic, some sang, and
a student delivered a speech.
At the end of her speech, she faced me,
looked me at the eye, and said:
"Thank you very much, Ms. C."

I couldn't move.
I sat there frozen.
I was speechless.
And tears rolled down my cheeks.....

I knew then
that I must continue and share what I have.....

"A hundred years from now,
it will not matter what my bank account was,
the kind of I drove,

or the type of house I live in.......
but the world may be different,
because I was important
in the Life of a person."


Wednesday, August 30, 2006


TOKYO will bid for 2016 OLYMPICS!
It was decided yesterday by the JOC and Tokyo won over Fukuoka.
Tokyo is a busy is Fukuoka,
a southwestern Prefecture located in Kyushu,
the second-largest island in Japan next to Honshu.
Honshu is where I am right now, so is Tokyo.
Tokyo may be a nice location, but I wonder how
they will manage to contain all those tourists and athletes in a metropolis
whose main problem is arena, arenas, and more arenas...
Wala nang lugar dun, noh?
But then, the proponents of Tokyo must have other things in mind.
Tokyo once hosted the Olympics in 1964....the first in Asia, I believe.
Personally, I'd like it to be held in Fukuoka.
While it is considered a little laid-back than Tokyo,
it has its international airports already placed since a decade or so.
It boasts of areas still undeveloped, and I heard that the place is real good....
I have passed by Fukuoka several instances in the past,
but never had the opportunity to stay and savor the surrounding areas.
It was on my way to MIYAZAKI-ken during the funeral services of Jiji's mother,BAA-chan.
A compadre-friend has business affiliation there and
the place several times a year to check on his import business.
He says the place is better,business-wise than Osaka.
I really have noooo idea.
But just for a change of scenery, sana.....
Anywayz, the JOC has voted and
Tokyo will make a bid in the next meeting of the IOC.
Here's wishing all the best to the promoters.....

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


just the way you are?
Crying 1
are you longing for
the sunshine and the smiles
from true friends here ashore?
to frolic freely,
do you wanna die alone?
Crying 2
People will judge your good heart,
and separate that bad soul.
always happy?
are you truly depressed?
[*the eyebags show, cruella!*]
do you suffer some guilt?
are you truly happy
with yourself and your family?
Or do you always long for that call
from garci, jovi or nani
is it mike?
Call Me
MONEY, you know, isn't everything....
Sometimes we have to stop and smell the flowers, too.
But living alone, alienated from your friends
is a very lonely existence, my dear,
so it's time to make amends.
I'm Sorry
isn't enough, grabber!
Better if you

the eyebags say it all!


NO to 200 PPeso bills!

I read somewhere that Lito Banayo,
[that gentleman
who was sued by the fatso for calling him
el esposo gordo, meaning tabatsoy!]
refuses to accept 200 peso bills
because it has gloria's face on it....
Funny, I say, because I have been
refusing 200 peso-bills
since it came into circulation!
I always request the cashiers,
in any shop I go to,
to rather give me two-100PP bills
instead of gloria's smirking bill!
Why would I stress myself looking at that ugly face?
THAT, would be too much to bear!
I'd rather have many Roxases,
or Ninoys, and all the rest...
but NEVER a gloria!
Thumbs Down
ya hear?!

Monday, August 28, 2006

BASTA YA! gloria

May hihigit pa kaya
sa pagkaganid?
Sa pagsupil at sa pagpatay ng
mga kalaban?
Fat Man
wala na nga,
Fat Woman 3
Ang ganid, kailanman
hindi maiibsan
ang kanyang paghahanap ng makukupitan;
Saan man tumingin,
saan man dumako,
tiyak ang hanap ng mata
perang kailangang maitago!
Downing Shots
Sobrang suwapang,
di na maawat...
pati na ang anak,
sampu ng knyang mga asawa!
Di naman maganda
pero sobrang taray!
Kung kumilos ay "Donya"
Di naman bagay!
Laughing 1
Sari-saring istorya
kumalat sa madla:
Kung meron si mister,
aba'y patatalo ba si misis?
Hanggang kailan ka
hahawak sa puwesto, ha, gloria?
Pati ngiti mo,
salaula na!
Smiley Sunglasses
Masyadong peke,
masyadong mataray
Ang sarili lamang ang kumakain,
ang taumbaya'y naghihirap pa rin!


NOW na!

Sunday, August 27, 2006


I come from,
people know the following:
2 characters[goons]
and the state of the Land of my birth.
This is the master planner of all.
He laid the plans for his wife to be brought to power.
But of course, the logistics
[as in those bunch of moolahs placed inside envelopes...]
were provided by this esposo fatso
so that everything will run smoothly.
The fat guy is widely known and seen[!]
with his mistress whose name starts with
letter "E" as in 'Elizabeth'?
Anywayz, he is also involved with an importer
whose brother is widely known in the Customs area
as "malapit" kay first G as in gordo!...
kasi never gentleman ang tingin ko
sa BUTAng ito!
Everybody knows this midget by the Pasig who grabbed
the presidency
"not only once, but twice!"
She whose height defies all
because the supposed father,
a former president of the Republic himself was
endowed with ordinary Pinoy height....
not to mention a handsome face!
But this one....
the Reyna Condenada
belies all the handsome countenance of the
supposed father.
Hers has a natural smirk, squirt it may be....
I don't know.
But she has her mother's famous eyebags
and an EVIL heart that
is covered by a pious "image"
concocted for the public to see.
She has a tongue so twisted she says one thing one time,
then retracts and say another thing the next.
For this reason, people in her country do not believe
a character like her.
People say she is worse than marcos.
She has tried in so many times to
do marcosian decrees, copied
She is one, the people say,
who snatch men
even those several decades her junior
and while away the times
drinking Brandy
while the husband gayfully trysts
with querida[s?]
in some faraway Land.....
She is said to throw tantrums if she cannot get her way....
She allows her generals to create "General Problems"
by rampantly killing anyone
who say anything against her administration....
She even praised them
during the recent SONA...
She praised her master killer becoz
Na-SONA ang Bayan!
Err...what economy?
Who says there IS one
in the country?
Kailangan pa bang i-memorize yan?
May ekonomiya ba sa ating Bayan?


I saw some changes in the way these 'little' people talk to me!
Pardon the description: but my Tatay used to say:
"Chisai no hito wa, chisai na kangae.."
["Small people think small."Meaning: Kung malawak ang isipan mo,
hwag nang patulan ang may makitid na pag-iisip.
This doesn't mean those with small body frame.]
ALL because Bucho-san [Manager] and I went to their RYO [dorm]
unannounced with the Manager stating for all to hear:
"IN my behalf, Cory-san will do the checking."
As I scanned their faces, some were stunned, I believe.
While the "masunurin~s" were quietly listening.
I guess they never believed
that I will be the one to rate them:
a vital aspect whether they will be retained to go on
working for two more years,
OR they be sent home pronto!
The Manager went on to say that whatever I say counts and that
he is taking my word as true, no doubt!
{*All the while, I was thinking, someone UP THERE must have LOVED me so
to deserve such honor and respect from the Bosses in one Company I work for.*}
But I remain unfeeling all through the meeting inside their kitchen area.
Although inside me, I felt vindicated becoz of the way several of them
snubbed me whenever I come a-visiting/checking.
was suggested by the Manager himself.
He said last week that we are to meet with the Trainees.
He also said that it would be better if we do it on a Sunday so we can discuss many things
in detail, and all other issues on hand.
The idea of going to the dorm UNANNOUNCED was mine....
para makita ng Manager kung anong gulo/basura/kalat ang dorm sa ganung araw....
.....actually, everyday nga. eh....
They only clean when they receive a call either from
the Manager or from me, na may dadalaw sa kanila.
Kung baga, may pasabi: kaya nakapaghahanda.
MOCHIRON [Of Course], malinis pagdating ko.....may pasabi, eh!
Anyway, nakita ni Bucho yung candy-wrappers na nagkalat sa garahe,
papel sa may harapan ng bahay....
yung namumuting sahig sa hallway...[kawawang bahay!]...and the toilet!
Specifically binanggit ni Bucho yung toilet.
Pinatayo talaga ako at pinatingnan....
I checked but the one cleaning said
she hasn't finished her chore yet.
ALL in all,
I will play an important role on their lives hereon.....
as per instruction from the Owner
and the Manager.
nakadikit sa akin yung otherwise mga isnabera dati!
As Bucho-san and I were leaving,
some followed, mostly yung mababait na tatlo.
Others who used to snub me, followed suit...
nakikinig sa usapan namin ng Manager....
Isa pa, nakangiti, hah!
Aba! aba!
Buhay nga naman.....
ang daling kumambiyo!!!!
....but the words of the Manager
remains a slap on their face.....

FRANTIC by the sea....

hover overhead while the temperature remains humid..
..Signs of rain forthcoming?
I really have no idea.....
I haven't monitored the weather forecast this morning...
I was busy answering the mails and the translations requested by my Bosses....
Early this morning[around 7...long before the offices open!]
I have been receiving frantic calls [ang dami, eh!]from the Manager asking me to translate!
I was thinking of turning the celfone off again [auto-0n is 7 am!]
para makapag-relax muna...SANA!
But I guess I have to answer it lest magtaka sila sa opisina...
Baka tawagan pa ang office ni Jiji
mas makakaabala sa mga taga-jimusho.
Anywayz, madali ang trabaho,
kaya lang walang oras!
OH well......
Smiley Sunglasses

Friday, August 25, 2006


This is awesome!

TRY it....

  • 2- I-type ang salitang “sinungaling”
  • 3- Pindutin ang “Sinuswerte Ako” o “I’m Feeling Lucky”
  • 4- I-send mo to sa iba habang di pa ginagalaw ng Google


Thursday, August 24, 2006


Onward the Light Brigade!

Brave hearts make honorable men .

In all its glory, TRUTH was murdered by the Tutas who lick gloria's ass.

But in every nook in the world, there comes BRAVE MEN
who never tire of seeking Justice, and thus, fight for the Truth.

I have collated and gathered their names
as they appear in various news reports
and Ellen Tordesillas' blog, along with the B&W's :

1. Rep. Henedina Abad
2. Rep. Nereus Acosta
3. Rep. Benjamin Agarao
4. Rep. Mario Aguja
5. Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara
6. Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio
7. Rep. Agapito Aquino
8. Rep. Benigno Aquino III
9. Rep. Teddy Casiño
10. Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano
11. Rep. Justin Marc Chipeco
12. Rep. Francis Escudero
13. Rep. Roilo Golez
14. Rep. Teofisto Guingona III
15. Rep. Mujiv Hataman
16. Rep. Ana Theresia Hontiveros-Baraquel
17. Rep. Ruy Elias Lopez
18. Rep. Renato Magtubo
19.Rep. Manuel Mamba
20. Rep. Imee Marcos
21. Rep. Rafael Mariano
22. Rep. Liza Maza
23. Rep. Florencio Noel
24. Rep. Saturnino Ocampo
25. Rep. Rodolfo Plaza
26. Rep. Gilbert Remulla
27. Rep. Etta Rosales
28. Rep. Rolex Suplico
29. Rep. Lorenzo Tañada III
30. Rep. Joel
31. Rep. Joel Virador
32. Rep. Ronaldo Zamora

For the Legion 173:::::>>>>click here

For a more detailed narration of the Murder , click here.

Can't help but notice imee marcos' name: Personally, I don't like her
and her family, but I must say, I thank her for a job well done
for upholding the truth. Sometimes, people do change....

simula pa lang ng laban....

THE GOOD will definitely triumph over evil.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Gloating gloria

she's glowing...
where to?
I said glowing!
Whhhat! she is glowing?
glowing with golds taken from the people, you mean?
Err...well that, too...
and something more....
Her unusually heavy face
seems to sport a new smirk....
Did you say, they "won" and killed the impeachment?
and that joe de vene called her
as soon as the 'Dead-On-Arrival'
case reached Congress,
together with 7 boxes of evidence against her....
And that she is so happy she can prolong
her stay a little while longer....
That's why she is 'glowing'...
Oh, you mean
she IS
Yeah, that one!
Smiley Sunglasses


Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
"A house becomes a home when you can write
"I love you" on the furniture."
I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend
making sure things were just perfect -
"in case someone came over".
Finally I realized one day that no-one came over;
they were all out living life and having fun!
NOW, when people visit, I don't have to explain the "condition" of my home.
They are more interested in hearing about the things
I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun.
If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice::::
Life is short.
Enjoy it!
Dust if you must.......
but wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter,
bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon or plant a seed,
ponder the difference between want and need?!
Dust if you must,
but there's not much time . . . .
with beer to drink ,
rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
music to hear and books to read,
friends to cherish and
life to lead.
Dust if you must,
but the world's out there with the sun in your eyes,
the wind in your hair,
a flutter of snow,
a shower of rain.
This day will not come around, again.
Dust if you must,
but bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind. . .
And when you go
-and go you must-
you, yourself will make more dust!
It's not what you gather but what you scatter
that tells what kind of life you have lived.

Monday, August 21, 2006


Waseda Jitsugyo clinches Koshien title
Yuki Saito worked tirelessly on the mound yet again
to lead Tokyo's Waseda Jitsugyo to its first National High School Baseball Championship title after a 4-3 victory over Komadai Tomakomai from Hokkaido on Monday.
It was a glorious victory
after a rematch.
Sunday games went into 15th innings,
but the score remained 1-1.
Sure was ecstatic, for the first time
in so many years
of watching Junior Baseball every summer I have spent here.
My Tatay was a graduate of Waseda
and I feel his jubilation in the Great Beyond....
He sure must be proud!
I also feel the happiness of every Waseda
graduate, student, professor and teachers,
as well as the athletes today
as they celebrate
the hard-fought victory.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


in a nutshell,
is gloria and her minions,
including the familia espreketek
who continue to cheat, manipulate,
and do every trick in the book
to control even the way people think.
INDECENT, indeed!
For the wind is a-buzz with
fresh rumors and reports,
supported by facts, numbers
and pictures!
For how can a person control,
manipulate the numbers
and change the contents of election boxes....
supposed to be "sealed" and "secured"
in the safety of Congress,
when the Speaker himself is an ally and a
conspirator in the crime!
For what other word can one use to describe the
use of People's money[ that's OUR money!]
to pay those greedy TONGressmen whose fat bank accounts
have been foremost in their minds,
while we, the people starve and look at a future so bleak?
As the wind is whispering:
lo and listen!
the unusual changing-partners going on
right inside the historic halls of Malacanang!
A supposed-to-be "president" of the Republic
claiming she HAS, plenty of sex!
Such promiscuous statement
coming from a revered position is a no-no,
as far as civil society is concerned.
Whereas she and her family has stashed away
millions in dollars,
not to mention the nuemrous properties
in California and elsewhere....
the OFWs in Lebanon remain unaccounted for,
the poor becomes poorer,
unemployment is unprecedented,
and oodles of dollars in debts continue to multiply....
....the slow-paced action and inaction
regarding basic services....
Garci, of "hello, garci, hello...Yung dagdag, Yung dagdag" fame
has gained prominence, naaah! notoriety.....
and has since
declared that he is going to run for Congress next year.
What a country!
Yung mga magnanakaw, sanggano, mandaraya,
nagiging TONGresman,
para LALO pang makapagdaya!
NEED I say more?
IF there is any DECENCY left
in the heart and mind of gloria-macapal-arrovo,
and her terible-familia,
she would have been true to her word.
She should not have sought election
as she declared on Rizal Day in Baguio.
SHE does NOT have any decency left in the grains of her being.
Kaya naman, gloria:

Friday, August 18, 2006


Yeah, I wrote HALE...not heil, or hail....

Cheats and cheating have taken dominant place in Pinoy society these days....
Thanks to the great faker of them all, the Master Cheat herself and her husband: bluebird,
who hated being labeled the godfather of smuggling by a Newspaper columnist.

HALE, the medical bulletin says:

A depressive disorder is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
as an illness that involves the body, mood and thoughts. It encompasses feelings of overwhelming sadness and despair that persist or intensify over time.
Occasional feelings of unhappiness or sadness are normal, but when such feelings dominate everyday life causing physical and mental deterioration, they are termed depressive disorders. In Caring For The Mind, The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health, Dianne and Robert Hales state that comparing everyday blues to clinical depression is like comparing a cold to pneumonia. Nearly 19 million American adults, approximately 10% of the population, suffer from depression in any given year. Less than one of three of these will ever pursue, or receive, medical care. In a survey conducted by the National Mental Health Association, it was found that nearly half of those surveyed believed that depression was not an illness, but rather a personal emotional weakness. However depressive disorders are valid illnesses that require treatment and can literally be life-threatening: Fifteen percent of all people diagnosed as being depressed actually do commit suicide. Thirty percent may make unsuccessful attempts.
Categories of depression include:• major depression
seasonal affective disorder
bipolar disorder
depression due to a general medical condition
postpartum depression
substance-induced depression
Major depression
Major depression can be mild, moderate or severe, and the rating of its severity is based upon the number of symptoms the person has, and how seriously these symptoms affect their lives. Typical symptoms are:
lack of interest in once-enjoyable activities
loss or gain of weight
difficulty concentrating or making decisions
feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness
changes in sleep patterns, either insomnia or hypersomnia



Malacanang won.....
Based on numbers:
galing sa Kaban ng Bayan
na panuhol sa mga ganid na tuta
sa TONGreso,
at numero ng mga ganid na
pinili ang PESO kaysa sa PRINSIPYO.
The House of THIEVES practiced the art they know best:
They killed the impeachment complaint
against the fake president of the Republic,
by voting against it,
and getting their rewards in the form of payolas, and
that PORK.
WHY DO WE ALLOW these things to happen?
Juan de la Cruz,
hanggang kailan ka magtitiis?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Have a Nice Day!
Custom Smiley
When you find a Dream inside your heart
Don't ever let it go
For Dreams are the tiny seeds from which
Beautiful Tomorrows Grow

Custom Smiley


Someone somewhere in one blog mentioned
the Yasukuni shrine visits of now Japanese PM Koizumi.
THAT, I believe is an INTERNAL AFFAIR of Japan, and as such,
no other country except its own MUST interfere.
Nakialam na ba ang Japan sa salloobin ng mga Presidenteng bumisita sa Libingan ng mga Bayani? O sa Luneta, Mt. Samat, Corregidor?
Sige nga….humor me, and satisfy my hunger
for explanations and justifications for those sweeping statement.

OK, Japan has committed atrocities in the past becoz of the war.
The Japanese nation has made numerous apologies for these,
and reparations have been committted, allotted and paid for their past mistakes.

Allow me to remind you that “WARS MAKE BEASTS OF MEN.”
This was the remark made by a Honda executive I once met in Hamamatsu.
He was eventually transfered to head their Manila office a few years back.
This is true in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Lebanon, and elsewhere.
The once great splendor of old Persia was wiped out by continuous bombings
and has now became a jungle of ruins.
There were many killed by the germans in hitler’s camps, and the gulags in Russia.
These were recounteed in numerous books and
was even made into a movie.
The americans massacred Filipinos as well in some parts of our history.
These americans dropped bombs
without any knowledge of its effects on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
I invite you to please research, better still go to Hiroshima,
even Nagasaki, or both
to FEEL the effect of radiation EVEN NOW on its populace
BEFORE YOU MOUTH anything untoward
and make sweeping statements over this issue.
The once peaceful community of innocent civilians were
killed at an instant by a fat bomb dropped at the 2 Japanese cities.
Carpet-bombings of Tokyo flattened the entire metropolis
in a few days.
The ship that carried civilians off Okinawa were sunk.
Need I add more?

While there were news and accounts of atrocities in the Philippines during the war,
we can only surmise as to WHO really did those.
Please be reminded that there were thousands of Korean and Taiwanese conscripts
during the war. While it is a command responsibility of Japan
to answer for the atrocities committed by its people/men., we cannot outrightly say
that they were limited to the Japanese military ONLY.

ONE does not know anything until he/she has lived and
“feel” the pulse of the people.
I now LIVE IN JAPAN becoz I am a second-generation Japanese.
My father served as a Naval Captain of the Japanese Imperial Navy in the last war
and he was a very gentle soul.
Pinoy neighbors loved him for his natural kindness
and concern for the community where he spent his last days:
in the province where my Nanay was born.
He could have stayed here in his country
but he chose to die and be buried there with my Nanay.

Living in Japan doesn’t make me a lesser Pinoy than you
or anybody else here or in any other blog.
I am PINOY, sa puso at diwa.
And I have vowed to go back to the country that nurtured me
when I was young.
Continuing to condemn an entire nation because of
what happened in the past is an outright folly.
Afetr all, 61 years have passed.
maybe the reason why PEACE has remained elusive
even to this date.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Below is Dr. Phil's test.
Dr. Phil scored 55;
he did this test on Oprah - she got a 38.
Some folks pay a lot of money to find this stuff out!
Read on, this is very interesting!
Don't be overly sensitive!
The following is pretty accurate and it only takes 2 minutes.
Take this test for yourself.
Don't peek, but begin the test as you scroll down and answer.
Answers are for who you are now... not who you were in the past.
Have pen or pencil and paper ready.
This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept.
at many of the major corporations today.
It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and prospective employees.
It's only 10 simple questions;It's quite easy, actually.....
so... grab a pencil and paper,
keeping track of your letter answers to each question.
1. When do you feel your best?
a. in the morning
b. during the afternoon early evening
c. late at night
2. You usually walk...
a. fairly fast, with long steps
b. fairly fast, with little steps
c. less fast head up, looking the world in the face
d. less fast, head down
e. very slowly
3. When talking to people you...
a. stand with your arms folded
b. have your hands clasped
c. have one or both your hands on your hips
d. touch or push the person to whom you are talking to
e. play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair
4. When relaxing, you sit with...
a. your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
b. your legs crossed
c. your legs stretched out or straight
d. one leg curled under you
5. When something really amuses you, you react with...
a. big appreciated laugh
b. a laugh, but not a loud one
c. a quiet chuckle
d. a sheepish smile
6. When you go to a party or social gathering you...
a. make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
b. make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
c. make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed
7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted...
a. welcome the break
b. feel extremely irritated
c. vary between these two extremes
8. Which of the following colors do you like most?
a. red or orange
b. black
c. yellow or light blue
d. green
e. dark blue or purple
f. white
g. brown or gray
9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are...
a. stretched out on your back
b. stretched out face down on your stomach
c. on your side, slightly curled
d. with your head on one arm
e. with your head under the covers
10. You often dream that you are...
a. falling
b. fighting or struggling
c. searching for something or somebody
d. flying or floating
e. you usually have dreamless sleep
f. your dreams are always pleasant
1. (a) 2 (b] 4 © 6
2. (a) 6 (b] 4 © 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b] 2 © 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b] 6 © 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b] 4 © 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b] 4 © 2
7. (a) 6 (b] 2 © 4
8. (a) 6 (b] 7 © 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b] 6 © 4 (d) 2 (e) 1
10.(a) 4 (b] 2 © 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1
Now add up the total number of points.
OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should "handle with care."
You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant.
Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.
51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile,
rather impulsive personality; a natural leader,
who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones.
They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once;
someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure.
They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.
41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing,
practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention,
but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head.
They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding;
someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.
31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful practical.
They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest.
Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily,
but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make
and who expect the same loyalty in return.
Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust In your friends,
but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.
21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy.
They see you as very cautious, extremely careful,
a slow and steady plodder.
It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively
or on the spur of the moment,
expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then,
usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.
UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive,
someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions,
who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything!
They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist.
Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.
Einstein said:"As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue."
-Albert Einstein
Just the same, I got a 42!
Thumbs Up
what score you've got?
I'll be waitin.....


Saturday, August 12, 2006

US BEEF, anyone?

BEEF import
from the USA resumed last week,
but survey showed that
80% wary of eating U.S. beef.

Eighty percent of respondents in a Yomiuri Shimbun survey said they were concerned,
either greatly or to some extent, about the safety of U.S. beef, whose imports resumed recently.
The survey, conducted last Saturday and Sunday through face-to-face interviews,
also found that respondents who said they had no concerns about
the safety accounted for only 19 percent.

Asked whether they want to eat U.S. beef,
nearly 90 percent of respondents had negative views,
with 45 percent of the respondents saying they did not want to eat it,
and 43 percent saying they would like to decide after more consideration.
Only 10 percent of the respondents said they wanted to eat U.S. beef.

The survey was conducted on 3,000 eligible voters selected at random at 250 locations nationwide, of whom 1,741 people, or 58 percent, gave valid responses.

U.S. beef already gone on sale at some large retailers,
with sales expected to expand.
But the survey found that many consumers were concerned
about the safety of the product and reluctant to purchase it.
That includes Jiji.
He prefers to eat Japan-bred beef ONLY!
Typical of ordinary Japanese who
distrust US beef becoz of BSE
and the taste, Virginia....the taste!
IBAng klase, talaga!
Obviously, having eaten Japanese beef,
no one here would seek a lesser substitute.
Not even Aussie beef can rival
that of the Japanese variety.
Steak House
Drinking Red Wine

About the government's decision on the resumption of U.S. beef imports,
those who said they did not support the decision and
others answering they would prefer not to support it totaled 59 percent.
The figure is higher than the 37 percent who said they supported the government decision.
But, even among those who supported the government's decision,
60 percent of the respondents said that they had concerns over the safety of the beef.

On whether restaurants and other businesses must indicate
the country of origin of beef used in processed food products and on menus
so that consumers could be informed of the use of U.S. beef,
92 percent of the respondents said it should be mandatory,
an indication that consumers are wary they might eat U.S. beef
without knowing it.

Friday, August 11, 2006


I have been quite busy today.
I woke up early
[actually, walang kaba!]
and prepared to go to the Licensing Center nearest my
JIKKA [family ancestral home].
With everything prepared: papers, Philippine Driver's License,
ID pix and documents to prove that I have been driving in Inang Bayan
since I can remember, I set off to conquer the tests.
As expected, I arrived early,
but looking at the parking space in front of the Licensing Center,
I may be the 15th or so in the line....
After paying for the test,
and assessment of my papers,
I waited for my name to be called.
Then I had this interview:
in Nippongo by an elderly Policeman
in this region.
He asked details of the way I got my student permit,
to the time I got my Non-Pro License.
He veered into details, mind you.
He asked what car type,
how long I had the actual driving test;
how long the written test was,
what was the passing % percentage,
and how much I paid.
He even delved into what type of test I took.
Sa atin naman, alam naman ninyo ang kalakaran, db?
Di hamak na napakadali!
So ayon, Q=A lahat....
At last, it went off nice and I was asked to wait
Later, a visual test was conducted.
That includes colors to determine color blindness, I guess.
This put me off a little, becoz my right eyes do not come
20/20. I really have problem with this.
But all went well, I guess.
The officer led us to the driving course.
He showed us the route to be taken,
and showed these via maps around the waiting lounge.
Since it was already 12 NN, he asked us to be back at 1300HRS
for the actual driving test!
I was feeling queasy
and cannot eat.
So what I did was walk my way through the course.
I followed the path as I remembered
from the Police Officer's instruction.
Later at exactly 1300 hrs.,
3 white cars came by and stopped at Stop #4,5 and 6.
I was called to go to #5.
That terror Nakamura-san was my examiner!
And I was the first!
I did what I was taught by friends and my Jiji.
Being a Pro-Driver here, he teaches me now and then.
First, I checked the car, back and front:
then looked at the back, before I entered the car.
I sat and adjusted the seat,
the rear-view mirror, and the side mirrors.
SINADYAng iniba, para malaman kung talagang matino kang magmaneho.
Yung tamang paraan ba...
Et cetera....
I didn't have problems with the S curve and the L- cut
hairpin curves. I passed them with flying colors, I believe.
Walang comment, eh.
So ganun lang.....
I drove for several minutes...
UNTIL that happened!
Maybe becoz I was under pressure,
I was a bit late stepping on the Brake pedal
and bring the car to a total stop
at one corner.
The police-examiner Nakamura-san howled at me!
ONE corner lang.....
Kung pwede lang magmura at sumigaw rin,
ginawa ko na.
Pero dahil sa ako ang examinee,
bow na lang!
As expected,
ALL of us in that group failed.
AKO lang ang Pinay sa group namin.
Puro mga Brasiliero/a silang lahat!
The only consolation I have, is that
no one,
even the Japanese themselves.....
have ever passed a Driving Examination
ng Take 1! !
All of them are repeaters!
IF I make it in two or three takes,
then I am a VERY very GOOD Driver!
I am scheduled to take another chance
exactly a week from now!
Wish me well, will ya?
Biker Babe

The GOONS and the BRATS of her LEGION.

Who says gloria is doing her job?
Ok, I remember once her daw-ter Luli saying her mom is so masipag.
SAAN masipag?
Talking about her sex life ad infinitum?
Yeah, the news spread like wildfire and we know
who's who in her list!
Seriously, the country is reeling:
reeling from the evacuation of OFWs from ravaged Lebanon
and the never-ending problems with Abu-Sayaf.
Mayon is fuming :
perhaps angry sa lakas ng loob ni glue na magyabang
na kaya niya ang impeachement sa Batasan
kasi nandoon ang rah-rah boys niya.
Kaya niya talaga: kayang salpakan ng pera na kinuha sa Kaban ng Bayan.
Mrs. arrovo has to release the pork,
or else.....
kaya siyang patalsikin ng sarili niyang tao.
Then comes PORO.
Her favorite 'kaibigan' Chavit and his armed goons
along with dimonyo reyes, leandro mendoza
and a lot of goons in tow, took over a
part of the Port from its LEGAL
It has been a week and she remains mum
on the whole thing!
IF that is the way this fake runs the government,
then no businessman will ever set foot on the country and invest.
Sinong gago ang maglalagay ng puhunan
sa isang lugar na ang Batas eh, binabalewala?
NO TALK ang maldita kasi
sa rami ng pinagkakautangan niya ng pag-sunggab sa puwesto,
hindi ni gloria malaman kung kaninong Santo siya
It is obvious, gloria macapal-arrovo is not running the country
but the goons and the brats of her legion!