Friday, May 22, 2009

I miss Manila

Exactly a month ago, I was in Manila to attend a Vendor Conference for Local.Com Philippines where our center was recognized as the "Rising Star" awardee and for having the Best QA unit.

Well, to me this conference is really meaningful, for it marked my first time to be in Manila after 14 long years. Many things have changed, but one things for sure I won't trade Davao with Manila. Laid-back Davao is just too beautiful to the ever-congested, heavy-polluted, fast-paced Manila.

But one thing that I would like to have Davao, which Manila has, is the ooohhh-so-yummy and heavenly food. I have to admit, Davao deli is really really boring and as food aficionados describe it - Davao is just all about barbecue, barbecue and more barbecue. No wonder, my dad keeps on complaining about our food here in the South.(My father grew up in Pampanga).

Anyway, here are some of the pics of that delicious meal I've had on the 2nd day of our conference at Astoria. The cheesecake, mashed potato and all the food you see there are oohh-so mouth-watering...I can even taste it still!!! sigh!!!

Hayden, Katrina & Torrent

I'm so proud of myself! I have just downloaded Torrent and Hayden & Katrina's sex video. I did all that by just reading (actually scanning and browsing)some instructions.

Apart from being a tech-junkie, I have always been hesitant to learn something new and the procrastination to follow step-by-step procedures. The "flesh" did not procrastinate this time though, all because the task this time has something to do with flesh too.

Anyway, I have the videos saved and I won't be sharing it. I'll be keeping it to myself.

Well here's my tidbits about this whole sex scandal brouhaha.
1.) Hayden Kho, may have the most innocent face there is on earth, but looks can be deceiving indeed.
2.)Maricar Reyes and not Katrina Halili, should be crowned, the sexiest Pinay alive as of the moment.
3.)We reap what we sow - Katrina fooled around on a guy who is openly attached to someone and Hayden played fire and have it recorded, it boomeranged on him big time!
4.)Hayden, is a perv and so are we(especially those who opened this blog through a search engine link, because they are obviously looking for a Hayden and Katrina vid ;) kidding!)
5.)It's high time to look into this very huge problem of promiscuity among kids of this generation.

Yes! we may have eluded movie producers and would-be sexy starlets (including Katrina) from creating non-sense,soft porn films, but kids today have resorted to something worse - creating their own porn flicks. With the proliferation of camera phones, laptops and digital cams, we have become our very own producers, directors and stars.

So it's not unusual to see scandals all over. The bad thing is that we even have rape and gang rape vids all over the web. This is indeed the worst thing to have happened to technology. The problem is we treat women lowly in these cases. Even blaming the girl for the sad plight that has occurred to her. It's high time our society take these things with maturity. I still have to see the likes of Hayden go to jail for making voyeurism a hobby and promiscuity a habit. I would want to see one day, all the kids who have abused technology in the expense of others behind bars. That would be cool!

Well for now, I'll have to check the Brazilian Model's take on Hayden. Ciao!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This is where I want to build my home...

I have never been interested with houses and lots, mansions, cars or any properties for that matter. I'm fine with what I have and I am very very much contented. Well that's what I thought of, until my friend Evan introduced me to Camella North Point.

When I checked it out, it was exactly the same infrastructure that became my home when I went to Manila last month. I joined a BPO conference and stayed in a condominium in Ortigas for 4 days. I never liked the idea of living in a condo, but staying in a condo itself changed my whole perception about urban living.

The amenities, the fun environs, the safety, the people. It is indeed the type of urban lifestyle that I would love to have. It made me realize how great it is, for my family to be in a place where it is secure, decent and comfy all in one.

Aside from replicating the exact building, Camella North Point, is much much better than it's condo counterparts in Ortigas, because of it's cool topography and extreme accessibility. It is just one ride going to malls, church, airport, public market, hotels, hospitals, restobars, convenience store, coffee shops and the list just goes on and on.

It is perfect because of it's fascinating view of the overpass and it's green environs. I'd say this is the future of Davao. Condominiums at the heart of the city. I just wish I have the means to get a unit and be part of the future.

Well I'm eyeing the condominium near Abreeza. Daydreaming.Sigh...

(pics from

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Open it up

The National Historial Institute's act to punish Martin Nievera because of a decent and astounding performance of Lupang Hinirang during the Pacquiao-Hatton match last Sunday, isn't fair and is one that people should take a look into, closely.

According to Section 37, Chapter 2 of the law - the national anthem should be played or sung in accordance with the musical arrangement and composition of its composer Julian Felipe. If this is the case, then we all have,like Nievera violated the law for the longest time now, since we are not singing this anthem on it's original alegro. This is a march tune, if I could still remember my history class. Why do we sing this song in a middle tempo then? We should all then be fined and imprisoned for one year for singing the anthem incorrectly.

To start with, I am not a fan of Martin Nievera but his rendition last Sunday, reminded me how great and talented Filipinos are. First, we have Pacman as the current pound for pound king of boxing,which is internationally recognized. Second, we have one of the best vocalists in the person of Mr. Nievera. Lastly, the fresh version of the Philippine National Anthem, tells everyone how great artists and songwriters we are to have written should great melody for an anthem which is at par or better yet far more enticing than America's Star Spangled Banner.

I thought all the traditionalists are dead. Or we should kill them and their idea that the song is “untouchable.” Hello!!! It's year 2009, we should welcome changes, especially if this wouldn't hurt us in the process. I think this law should be revisited and ammended.

We should all learn from Mariah Carey's version of Star Spangled Banner. It's heartfelt, it's very Mariah because she placed a twist in it. She whistled all through the top (check it out below). Lupang Hinirang then, should be open to version that would highlight it's richness and sould, like what we heard last Sunday and like what other Americans do with their anthem.

Martin did it his own way, expressing his love through this song. He deserves a standing ovation and a round of applause, not a castigation.