Monday, May 31, 2010

Tell your story and win a prize!

Ask a blogger, I aim to be an advocate of Promoting Davao.
Fellow Davao Bloggers, join me on this mission.

Click HERE for more details.

It is your turn to be our tour guide and share with us the attractions, festivals, history, culture, and lifestyle of your hometown in The Philippine Star and SM’s My City, My SM Contest. Simply let us know why you love your city and why you love the SM mall in it — in a photo essay — and get a chance to win exciting prizes from SM and Sony Ericsson.
The contest will run from April 4 to July 31, 2010. You can join by simply sending an e-mail of your photo essay to

Or write to us at the following addresses:

The Lifestyle Section
The Philippine Star
R. Oca, Jr. and Railroad Streets
Port Area, Manila


The Publicity Department
SM Retail, Inc. Building C, SM Corporate Office
J.W. Diokno Avenue, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City

SM will choose one lucky winner per week, who will be entitled to P5,000 worth of SM Gift Cards, and whose write-up will be published in the Lifestyle section of The Philippine Star. Winners can claim their prizes from SM’s Publicity Department at Building C, SM Corporate Office at J.W. Diokno Avenue, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

There will also be a Special Category for photo essays using a camera phone, wherein winners will be awarded one of six Sony Ericsson phones. Five winners will each be entitled to a C510 Cyber-Shot phone with the famous smile shutter and intuitive zero-click access to Facebook. One also has a chance to winning this category’s grand prize — the Sony Ericsson Vivaz, the second installment in a new family of communication entertainment phones that introduces HD video capabilities in the portfolio.

The My City, My SM contest is a joint project of SM and The Philippine Star with support from Sony Ericsson.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Prologue: Project 365

REPOST: because Erwinator and I will finally launch Filthy Forty very soon :)

How blessed are you to be loved

Photography web site Photojojo suggests documenting your life by taking a photo every day for a year; they call it Project 365. One of the reasons why you should try this is that: "Your year-long photo album will be an amazing way to document your travels and accomplishments, your haircuts and relationships. Time moves surprisingly fast." The con is that there will be times that you feel unmotivated to post photos, agreed by people who are on the project. Hmm.. made me think of a modified version of the project which will be called as Filthy Forty. Plans..plans.. still saving money for my dream camera!

For now, Here's a photo I took when we had community exposure in Marilog District, Davao City. I really want to become a photographer. haayayayyyy!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pearl Farm Adventure III

Welcome to the third and final episode of our Pearl Farm Adventure and the best way to end the series is by talking about food.

At the restaurant, in front of the infinity pool and Parola Bar.
It's clean, beautiful view and the staffs were very warm and nice to their guests.

My second plate. Opps! talagang halata na nagutom sa paglibot sa Manipalo island. I forgot to take a photo my first plate (kasi, alam nyo na mahilig sa salitang "LAMON", nalimtan na ang tanan once mukaon Razz), anyway the dishes were superbly ayos!, can make you drool, moi excelente! unsaon pa man nako pagdescribe? basta, pagkaon palang sulit na kaayo. Razz

Here's what i realize, when we eat, we should ask something about the food, para kunyari madagdagan ang atong knowledege about food, dili ng kaon lang ng kaon. Agree?

My favorite! 3 persons sad daw ang nagconsume ana ah, baka isipin nyo na ako lang, pero kung how many times na na-refill, please don't ask. Razz

After eating, we had a short siesta then swam. A photo of me with a native, here's a blogger tip: if you don't want to expose your look but still want to share a photo, cover it using a smiley image.

- from the blogger who has uneven charcoal skin tone,
until the next life's a beach adventure

To view Pearl Farm Adventure II CLICK here.

To view Pearl Farm Adventure I CLICK here.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Excuse my French

TRAINING. I had my RC training and our instructor said not to blog about it, so instead of talking about it, I'm just posting a photo from my training.

HISTORIC. Philippines had its first automated election and also it is my first time to vote. At the back is a banner of ABS' campaign, AKO ANG SIMULA, encouraging people especially the youth to become more proactive citizens.

UNTIMELY. Unlike in the other precincts, ANG KUPAD NG BOTOHAN SA PRECINCT KO :| I even waited for around 3 hours, my sis who was from her 11-7 duty was able to vote at once. Unfair it may seem, but waiting is just a little sacrifice, para lang jud makaboto, for the Phils.

Im not certain if matutuwa ako or not, pano naman kasi ang ABS-CBN nag set up ng coverage nila in front sa precicnt na kung saan ako na assign, with that, ang daming tao!!! kala ko pipila para pumasok sa room para bumoto, nakikiusyoso lang pala, init kaayo og guot, maluoy mo. Well at least memorable ang first pagboto ko. :))

Hala! Taglish ang post! kapoy sige english oi, samok! Razz

ON LOVE. According to Erik Erikson's Psychosocial theory, during this stage of early adulthood, the main question: "Am I loved and wanted?" or "Shall I share my life with someone or live alone?" It seemed to me that most people are pressured to have a love life, but come on, singleness is not always in parallel with melancholy. Excuse my french, there's got to be more to life than that erotic obsession

And that's what you missed on GLEE YoungCampbell Smile

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch. (Based on a true story)

The punch hurts but when someone makes you feel that you suck, that’s worse!

Boy: Hey, will you be my textmate?

Girl: No, im quite busy.

Boy: Come on, It wont hurt!

Girl: Okay.

Boy: Name ALS please

Girl: Marion MukhangLupa but they call me Hannah Banana. Gay. 18 years old. School drop out. Rural area. Do you still want to be my friend?

Boy: Oh, sorry I don’t like gays. I’m not interested on you. Good bye.

(Girl got sucker punched, wants to get even)

Girl: But can I add you on facebook instead? That wont hurt.

Boy: Okay, I’m currently Using my lappy, what’s your email add?

(The boy searched for the girl’s account, he was confused because he found a page with a beautiful girl’s photo. So, he left a comment on her wall)

Boy: Hey, is this Hanna Banana? I’m not sure, someone gave me your email add but I think there must be a mistake. Hmm.. Who is this in the photo? I assume it is you basing on your conversations with your friends. Anyway, you look so pretty. I wish we can keep in touch.

(in few seconds the boy received a response and they started to have a short conversation)

Girl: Hey! Thank you the compliment. Yes, it’s me Hannah banana aka Marion lol

Boy: Cool! So can we be friends?

Girl: Sorry, I don’t like boys who don’t like gays.

Oh boy! That sucker punch was quite strong, does it hurt so bad?

Sunday, May 09, 2010

List of National Political Candidates for 2010 Elections

In this photo: Ako Mismo Dog tag of my friend Daryl Ang

Ako Mismo is about “YOU making a stand and taking real action for the causes you believe in. Causes that you yourself can truly pursue to make a real, positive difference to your fellow countryman, to your country.” Visit their website.

Are you ready to vote this May2010 Elections? Here is the list of candidates who are running for respective positions. Remember that you need to vote 1 president, 1 Vice President, 12 Senators and 1 Party List. Honestly, I was quite surprise with the long list. I don’t even know some of them! I just can’t understand why there are some that I consider nuisance who are still willing to run, the fact that it is so clear that they will not win. It’s their prerogative to run though. We still have an ample time to think of whom to vote, be clever!

Presidential Candidates

    1. Councilor JC De Los Reyes (Ang Kapatiran)
    2. Senator Manny Villar (Nacionalista Party)
    3. Former President Joseph Ejercito "Erap" Estrada (UNO-PMP)
    4. Brother Eddie Villanueva (Bangon Pilipinas)
    5. Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III (Liberal Party)
    6. Senator Richard "Dick" Gordon (Bagumbayan)
    7. Defense Secretary Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
    8. Senator Jamby Madrigal (Independent)
    9. Nicanor Perlas
    10. Vetallano Acosta Jesus

Vice President Candidates

    1. Dominador Chipeco Jr. (Ang Kapatiran)
    2. Exchange Commission Chief Perfecto Yasay (Bangon Pilipinas)
    3. Broadcaster Jay Sonza (KBL)
    4. Senator Loren Legarda (Nacionalista Party)
    5. Mayor Jejomar Binay (UNO-PMP)
    6. MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando (Bagumbayan)
    7. Senator Mar Roxas (Liberal Party)
    8. Edu Manzano (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)

Senatorial Candidates

  1. Henry Caunan (PDP-Laban)
  2. Gwendolyn Pimentel (PDP Laban)
  3. Miriam Defensor Santiago (People’s Reform Party)
  4. Ramon Guico (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  5. Silvestre Bello III (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  6. Bong Revilla (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  7. Raul Lambino (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  8. Rey Langit (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  9. Lito Lapid (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  10. Satur Ocampo (Bayan Muna Party)
  11. Sergio Osmeña III (Independent)
  12. Liza Maza (Independent)
  13. Jovito Palparan Jr. (Independent)
  14. Rodolfo Plaza (NPC)
  15. Vicente Sotto III (NPC)
  16. Adel Tamano (Nacionalista Party)
  17. Gilbert Remulla (Nacionalista Party)
  18. Susan Ople (Nacionalista Party)
  19. Ramon Mitra (Nacionalista Party)
  20. Ariel Querubin (Nacionalista Party)
  21. Pia Cayetano (Nacionalista Party)
  22. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (Nacionalista Party)
  23. Reginald Tamayo (Ang Kapatiran)
  24. Hector Tarrazona (Ang Kapatiran)
  25. Adrian Sison (Ang Kapatiran)
  26. Zosimo Paredes (Ang Kapatiran)
  27. Ma. Gracia Riñoza-Plazo (Ang Kapatiran)
  28. Manuel Valdehuesa Jr. (Ang Kapatiran)
  29. Jo Aurea Imbong (Ang Kapatiran)
  30. Rizalito David (Ang Kapatiran)
  31. Francisco Tatad (Grand Alliance For Democracy/Gabaybayan)
  32. Hector Villanueva (KBL)
  33. Ma Judea Millora (KBL)
  34. Alma Lood (KBL)
  35. Sharuff Ibrahim Albani (KBL)
  36. Imelda Papin (KBL)
  37. Regalado Maambong (KBL)
  38. Nereus Acosta Jr. (Liberal Party)
  39. Yasmin Lao (Liberal Party)
  40. Martin Bautista (Liberal Party)
  41. Franklin Drilon (Liberal Party)
  42. Rozzano Rufino Biazon (Liberal Party)
  43. Sonia Roco (Liberal Party)
  44. Teofisto Guingona III (Liberal Party)
  45. Ana Theresia Baraquel (Liberal Party)
  46. Ralph Recto (Liberal Party)
  47. Alexander Lacson (Liberal Party)
  48. Kata Inocencio (Bangon Pilipinas)
  49. Zafrullah Alonto (Bangon Pilipinas)
  50. Israel Virgines (Bangon Pilipinas)
  51. Reynaldo Princesa (Bangon Pilipinas)
  52. Ramoncito Ocampo (Bangon Pilipinas)
  53. Alexander Tinsay (Bangon Pilipinas)
  54. JV Larion Bautista (PMP)
  55. Joey De Venecia (PMP)
  56. Jinggoy Estrada (PMP)
  57. Juan Ponce Enrile (PMP)
  58. Apolinario Lozada (PMP)
  59. Danilo Lim
  60. Nannete Espinosa
  61. Adz Nikabulin
  62. Emilio Osmena


Friday, May 07, 2010

心斷路器 Heart Breaker's Defense


Love is sacred, it is not easily given nor easily thrown away

Heart Breaker's Defense

Saturday, May 01, 2010

The Legend of Droppin' Some Love

It's more than a handful that I changed my theme, and promise I'm sticking to this white, clean acosmin. most of the fly bloggers use simple themes. Razz

I want to make this blog a personal one, something more of about me, but the problem is that my horizon of interests is just too wide. There are a lot of things i want to share and care about, i love glee, photoblogs, doing online surveys, etc. Okay, this french is getting futile. There are times that i just want to write spontaneously on how i feel especially when im not feeling fine, but i would always end up not publishing it because as what katherine Heigl said, learn to filter your words when talking to public, you don't want to have people going ballistic on you. isn't it not being your self? or in a way, a sense of being a responsible individual trying to be mature. The biggest dilemma of being a writer, defining WHAT NOT TO WRITE.

Lifting up your spirits, heading to the bright lights, I've been ask quite a number of times why do I always write VISIT MY BLOG and DROP SOME LOVE. I haven't been to any of JTs concert but his Justified concert video has been playing on our television for hundred of times. What's the relation? i observed that he would always tell his audience "GIVE ME SOME LOVE!!!", *and the crowd goes wild* - that's the etiology of my favorite promotional phrase.

There was a time when someone asked if that 'drop some love' has something to do with asking someone to be romantically linked to me. No offense meant buddy, but are you frkng serious? Razz I sincerely appreciate those kind comments, but even just by lurking and spending few seconds of your day on this site is already a form of dropping love. It's just a nice feeling that somewhere, at the other line, someone dares to care. Smile

Ive been talking too much, am I?

Last note:
A Filipino named CHINEE CAPUYAN recently won the worldwide contest 'Voice of McDonald's 2010'. She's from Davao City and big surprise: She used to study in San Pedro College, oi ka-SPCIan. GAHOT!

Tomorrow will be WORLD's BLOGGERS DAY, to all the bloggers out there, CHEERS!

I'll be hitting the pool this sunday, waters safety training! hmm.. exciting!

It's not wardrobe malfunction guys, my photo is not just for public view. (hehe)
Enjoy Summer!