He Says

2 Reaction(s)
"Besides, the more we worry about people we learn to give importance to leaving in our lives, the less we get to spend quality time with them while they are with us. We have to concentrate on enjoying every moment with them. Don't dwell much with what lies ahead. Focus on what and who you have today."
-Into the Dark Tunnel, Czar's I Don't wanna see it coming

VP Binay confirms deaths of 3 convicted Pinoys in China

0 Reaction(s)
ANDREO C. CALONZO, GMA News
03/30/2011 | 11:48 AM

Three Filipinos who were convicted of drug trafficking in China have been executed, Vice President Jejomar Binay announced Wednesday. "Malungkot na araw... Patay na po 'yung tatlong kababayan natin," Binay said in an interview over GMA News TV.

Two convicted Filipinos, Sally Ordinario-Villanueva and Ramon Credo, were subjected to lethal injections in Xiamen, while Elizabeth Batain was executed in Shenzhen — all the executions occurred after the convicts were read their death sentence at 9:40 a.m. (Manila time).

Binay, however, said he did not know what time the actual execution took place. "Di ko alam basta ito ay official pronouncement na patay na ang tatlo (I don't know. The only official pronouncement was that they have been executed)

He added that the government has yet to formulate plans on the repatriation of the remains of the three. Binay is in Qatar to engage in talks with labor officials over the situation of OFWs there.

Earlier, Noel Novicio, consul of the Philippine post in Xiamen City, said convicted Filipinos Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain were brought to a “private place" where they will be executed after they were read their death sentence at 9:40 a.m.

“After promulgation, dinala sila sa isang pribadong lugar upang isakatuparan ang final na hatol," he said in an interview over GMA News TV.

The three Filipinos — Credo, 42; Batain, 38; and Villanueva, 32 — were originally scheduled to be executed last February 20 and 21. The executions were put on hold following the humanitarian visit to Beijing of Binay, who is also the presidential adviser on overseas Filipino workers’ concerns.

The Supreme People’s Court of China affirmed the death sentences on the three last February 11. Binay went to Beijing upon orders from President Benigno Aquino III on Feb. 18.

Ordinario-Villanueva was convicted for smuggling 4,110 grams of heroin on Dec. 24, 2008 into Xiamen, while Credo was convicted for smuggling 4,113 grams of heroin on Dec. 28, 2008 in the same city. Batain, meanwhile, was convicted for smuggling 6,800 grams of heroin on May 24, 2008, in Shenzhen.

Under the Chinese criminal code, smuggling of 50 grams of heroin or any narcotic drug into China is punishable by death.

-complete article at GMA News TV

[STEPS ] - 5, 6, 7, 8

4 Reaction(s)
what a great way to start this week..

[Summer Getaway] Capones / Camara Island Escapade

4 Reaction(s)

Uphill, Downhill and Shotgun trail

0 Reaction(s)
Uphill climb/run with Thomas and his sisters. 2 kms.+ nga lang ang place pero sobrang steep kaya ang hirap mag jogging that lead us to walk and literally climb the area. Reached Amaya Raya Heights, newly built subdivision before Timberland Heights, scene was breathtaking, panoramic view of Metro Manila, the place was more on a resthouse unless meron kang wheels talaga. Too bad rin na hindi kami nakapasok sa Timberland dahil private nga daw na even outsiders were not permitted to enter.

Going back to the intersection, sinubukan naman namin ulit ang "Shotgun trail", kung sa Timberland eh Easy/Moderate ang difficulty, etong area eh "Difficult" dahil na rin sa elevation ng area with a range elevation of 200-800 feet with steep slope. As usual, hindi na naman namin naabot ang Radar area dahil na rin sa mataas na ang araw which drained our energy and aroma ng mga dumaraang dump truck since katabi lang niya ang isang sanitary landfill.

We've decided na bumaba na and try again next time na makarating sa summit ng shotgun trail. Almost 9am na ako nakauwi and nakatulog sa sobrang pagod. Mahirap pero masaya kasi nag level up na naman ako sa areas na hindi ko pa napupuntahan and kahit papano nag increase ang stamina and endurance.

Yay, Weekend Finally

2 Reaction(s)

Around 10am na nang makauwi sa amin. Plano ko pa naman na wag matulog para makapag Net maya-maya pero nanaig ang pagod kong katawan at nakatulog na naman ako nang hindi ko namamalayan. Nagising nalang ako bandang alas-2 ng hapon na normal na ayon sa aking body clock. Parang mini-botika na ako shelf ko sa mga gamot na nakalagay. Andyan ang Vitamin C, Multivitamins, Antiseptic mouthwash, Antibacterial Meds.

Isang malaking shock ang muling pagtetext ni Angelo sa amin. Finally nakauwi na siya sa kanila at mukhang Ok na siya at nakakausap na nang maayos at nakakausap na namin. Nagpunta bandang alas-5 ng hapon sa kanila kasama si Thomas, matapos panoorin muna ang Misteryo at yung Weekend Getaway eh sa Monday ko nalang papanoorin.

Naabutan sa labas si Tita Lourdes, pinapasok kami ni Angelo. At nagsimula na kaming mag-usap sa iba't ibang bagay. Plano niyang buhayin ulit ang computer shop which is a good news sa barkada, finally may diversion na siya ulit at tutulungan namin siya sa abot ng aming makakaya. Napagusapan rin ang pangangaso sa Nueva Ecija na planong gawin ngayong Semana Santa kasama ang kanyang tito. Pati na rin ang plano sa susunod na Linggo na food trip at fishing sa taas na bahagi ng Wawa Dam kasama pa rin kung sino ang mahahatak sa PS boys. Sana nga tuloy tuloy na ito at umaasa nalang kami na magiging maayos din ang lahat.

Bago umuwi, napadaan muna kami ni Thomas sa mall para tumingin ng Tent at meron na kaming nakitang tent na Dome type at mukhang Ok naman siya. Bukas naman naka-plano ang jogging session namin ni Thomas kasama ng sister niya at itong mayayaya kong friend. Sana lang hindi na naman mag trigger ang sakit ko dahil hindi ko na alam ang gagawin ko kung bumalik pa ulit siya.

Happy weekend guys! Sulitin nyo na ang weekend para makapag-unwind at sa weekdays eh baliik na naman tayo sa reality.

Phrase of teh Week

2 Reaction(s)
"Pumayat ka na.."

Japanese Blood Types and Personality

4 Reaction(s)
Every Japanese celebrity writeup and every anime character description with any claim to authority gives the person's (or character's) blood type. Why? Because, thanks to a remarkable bit of Science! by a gentleman named Furukawa Takeji, the Japanese believe that a person's blood type affects their personality.

Type A
People with blood type A have a deep-rooted strength that helps them stay calm in a crisis when everyone else is panicking. However, they tend to avoid confrontation, and feel very uncomfortable around people. A types are shy and sometimes withdrawn. They seek harmony and are very polite, but all the same feel that they never really fit in with others. A types are very responsible. If there is a job to be done, they prefer to take care of it themselves. These people crave success and are perfectionists. They are also very creative, and the most artistic of all the blood types, most likely because of their sensitivity. People with blood type A are also likely to be considered classic "type A's": stressed and conscientious. In anime, people like Hotohori are type A's.

Type B
People with blood type B are the most practical of the blood groups. They are specialists in what they do. When they start a project, they spend extra time understanding and trying to follow directions than others might. When they are doing something, all of their attention is focused on it. They tend to stick to a goal and follow it through to the end, even if it seems impossible. They tend to be less than cooperative, as they like to follow their own rules and their own ideas. They are individualists. B type people pay attention to their thoughts a little more than their feelings, and therefore can sometimes seem cold and serious. People with blood type B are often considered more relaxed, freewheeling, and unconventional than other types, although not necessarily to an unacceptable degree. In anime, the genki, off-the-wall types are type B, along with any kind of well-intended character who's ruled by their impulses.

Type O
People with blood type O people are outgoing, energetic and social. They are the most flexible of the blood types. They easily start up projects but often have trouble following through because they give up easily. They are flighty and not too dependable. O types always say what's on their mind. They value the opinion of others and like to be the center of attention. Also, people with O blood are extremely self-confident. Type O, the most "average" blood type, is considered the best type in Japan.

Type AB
People with blood type AB are hard to categorize. They can have characteristics on both ends of the spectrum at the same time. For instance, they are both shy and outgoing. They easily switch from one opposite to another. AB people are trustworthy and responsible, but can't handle it when too much is asked of them. They don't mind doing favors or helping out, as long as its on their own conditions. People with this blood type are interested in art and metaphysics. AB is considered the worst blood type. In predictability-loving Japan, they're loose cannons. They also like to set their own conditions and reserve the right to drop out when things don't meet their expectations. They're known to be sensitive and considerate—at times—but it just isn't enough to balance out the flaws in this blood type. For a while, some companies tried dividing their employees into work groups based on blood type, and no one wanted to work with the AB group. Anime villains are likely to be type AB.

Compatibility
    A is most compatible with A and AB.

    B is most compatible with B and AB.

    AB is most compatible with AB, B, A, and O.

    O is most compatible with O and AB.

The idea that blood type determines personality has been dying out slowly in Japan. At the same time, the West has finally noticed the potential of blood typing. We haven't quite cottoned onto the idea that blood type is related to personality, but there's a growing belief in fad diets that teach that each blood type evolved at a certain point in human history, so people with that blood type should eat the diet most common among humans at that point. Instead of balanced, nicely average O's, we have savage cavemen hunching around the fire and tearing at hunks of meat; solid-citizen type A's become "docile vegetarians" as well; bouncy type B's get to indulge in ice cream and cheese; and type AB's, as always, are half one thing and half another, and get to eat vegan food or dairy-and-everything-else—IF it suits them. Blood type diets are worth looking into if only to imagine your favorite characters' reactions to their new diets.

He Says

6 Reaction(s)
""I never dreamed a perfect relationship with you, I just want a perfect life for you. Whatever it is that makes you happy, it makes me happy too."

Seeing my friends together with their girlfriends with happy faces makes me envious. I envy them because of the elation they find when they are together, and not once they've felt guilt of loving each other. And I admire them for loving their girlfriends with all their heart. Then, in my own lonely presence I came to think of her. How is she now? Is she fine? Is she doing well? Those questions keep on coming to my mind every time I miss her. A longing never easy to resist. There were no days I never think of her. I really miss her. If days come without seeing her presence I'm starting to be anxious. I start to think if she's really fine and comfortable. I pray to God if I can have the chance even just a glance of her, just to make sure she's okay. A little sight of her makes me feel good, and reassuring that she's fine makes me feel better. I really want to be with her, if only I had a choice.

I don't wanna lost you. I don't wanna starve to death. Please stay with me.

P.S.
...I think of you this time
, hope you are always okay. As long that these feelings remain in my heart, my longing for you will never end. In you I find peace and contentment. You are my home... I will always love you."
-A Longing, Denaselogy

teh [Yes] Votes have it!

4 Reaction(s)
House impeaches Merci for betrayal of public trust
ANDREO C. CALONZO, GMA News
03/22/2011 | 12:13 AM

UPDATED 2:30 a.m. - The House of Representatives approved early on Tuesday the articles of impeachment to bring Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez to trial at the Senate for her alleged betrayal of public trust. In a 212-46 vote with four abstentions, the lawmakers impeached Gutierrez for alleged betrayal of public trust due to the low conviction rates during her term and her supposed inaction on five high-profile cases. The House members approved House Justice Committee Report No. 778 as contained in House Resolution 1089 stating the articles of impeachment against Gutierrez after almost seven hours of marathon plenary discussions.

Impeachable offenses

The approved articles of impeachment states the following impeachable offenses which Gutierrez allegedly committed:

(1) under Gutierrez, the Office of the Ombudsman has performed dismally as shown by the office’s low conviction rate;

(2) the unreasonable failure to take prompt and immediate action on complaints filed against various public officials, including former President and now incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband Jose Miguel Arroyo regarding the National Broadband Network (NBN)-ZTE project;

(3) the inexcusable delay of the Ombudsman in conducting and concluding its investigation into the wrongful death of Ensign Philip Andrew Pestaño aboard a Philippine navy vessel;

(4) inaction in the matter of the Fertilizer Fund Scam;

(5) inaction in the matter of the Mega Pacific deal on automated polls machines; and

(6) inaction in the matter of the “Euro Generals" issue.

source: GMA NEWS TV

***

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, pangisingisi kapa nang makunan sa camera last midnight umaasa ka na maraming mag-nenegative votes. Samahan mo pa ng tawa ng mga demonyito mong mga anak lalo na ang panganay mo na hawig ni Jose Manalo ng Eat Bulaga. Kung dati-rati hindi nabuksan ang sealed envelope dahil sa "No" votes, this time "THE YES VOTES HAVE IT", Not this time GMA, not this time..

[Reprisal]

3 Reaction(s)
Sunday morning; sudden reversal; finally naramdaman ko na ang recovery. Little by little ung lump inside my throat subsides. Hindi na gaano masakit lumunok and kumain ng light foods. Kagaya ng sabi ni Dok na within three days, I should expect changes.

Wish ko lang na magtuloy-tuloy ito, and this Monday sabi niya tuloy ko lang ang medications ko though hindi nangyari ang inaasahan niya na pag burst ng abscess, Ok na rin daw na lumiliit siya, pero if worse comes worse, kelangan magpunta na ako sa EENT for a minor operation to drain the pus inside of it.

Though sa Thursday pa mag end ang presribed rest days ni Dok, nagpaalam na ako na i'll be going back to work by Tuesday or Wednesday, as long na kaya ko daw and wala nang pain, it's alright. Whew! Sana nga tuloy-tuloy na ako, and this time, promise, i will be very very carefull sa lahat ng intake ko, whether its food/drinks. Amen to that!

eine [vollständige] Woche Schmerz

6 Reaction(s)
1 whole week of pain. Interrupted sleep just to clear the throat. Operation would be the final option next week. Draining the cause of my torment. Hope to see the rainbow next week.

[drei] Tage nachher

2 Reaction(s)
Ilang araw na rin akong hindi nakakalabas ng bahay. Usually nakahiga lang at nanonood ng TV. Inom ng gamot pag oras nang uminom. Umaasa na sa susunod na linggo makakabalik na sa trabaho. Hirap paring magsalita kaya hindi maintindihan nila mga sinasabi ko. Buti nalang at nakakaligo na ako at wala nang lagnat. Kung pwede lang nga na ako na ang pumutok sa tonsil na ito para matapos na itong problema ko. Pero syempre gagamitin ko muna mga available options bago dumating sa ganung measure. Mahirap ring kumain at lalo na lumunok. Pasalamat nalang ako at hindi naman siya tuluyang nakabara sa daraanan ng hangin kung hindi operasyon agad.

Ang hina hina talaga ng resistensya ko pagdating dito sa respiratory at ung digestive system ko. Kailangan pa talaga magkaganito ako para iwasan ko na ang malamig at matatamis na pagkain. Sorry sa mga naka-sched na activities na gagawin ko this weekend at hindi po ako makakasama sa inyo at baka mabinat lang ako kung itutuloy ko siya. Hoping na next week, mawala na siya or pumutok nalang and eventually makabalik na ako sa trabaho. Amen.

[SL]

3 Reaction(s)

Sick Leave, suffering from Peritonsillar abscess
Hoping for fast recovery without surgical incision

[BBBS] Big Brother Big Sister 2011 Outreach Program

0 Reaction(s)

Teacher Aida announced, “Get out a half-sheet of paper, we’re going to have a quiz.”  Students of the class were alarmed, terrified of the impending quiz.  Carlito was as frightened as everyone, cold sweat breaking out of his forehead, hands cold and pale.  He couldn’t move, frightened, but for a different reason.  He had no sheet of paper to take out, in fact, he had no pencil nor anything to write with.  His parents sent him to a public school with free tuition, but what’s free ends there.  He was sent to school without a bag, without school supplies, without shoes.

This is a common tale in many Philippine community schools.  How can a child be encouraged to attend school this way?

Through the Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) Community Outreach Program, children in poor families get a chance to go to school without the embarrassment of having to borrow a pencil or beg for a piece of paper.  BBBS sponsors and volunteers carry school supplies on their backs and give them to the children in person.  On May 7 - 8 this year, BBBS will benefit children in the communities of Marinduque Island Province.

SIX HUNDRED children need big brothers and big sisters like YOU!

Here’s how you can be a big brother or sister:

1. Pledge to sponsor  one child for P300 (or USD 7.00) - Email tohelpbbbs@gmail.com or contact Tina Palestina +639298502790 / Marilet de Guzman +639285032075.
2. Come and meet the kids yourself, sign up as a BBBS volunteer
3. Send this message to your friends, relatives or colleagues who might wish to help

Visit:  http://bbbs2005.multiply.com or http://www.bbbsoutreach.com for more information.

Give Carlito that sheet of paper… give him hope!

** Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the date and venue of BBBS 2011?
A: May 7-8, 2011 in Boac, Marinduque Province.

Q: I’d like to know more about the sponsorship program.
A: Thanks for your interest to help. For Php 300 (or USD 7.00), you may sponsor the school set of one child in Marinduque for one year. We really need all the help we can get to reach our target of 600 kids. Kindly help disseminate the information about our project to all your friends.

You may send your donation thru PayPal: helpbbbs@gmail.com or you may deposit to the following account:
Account Name: MARILET DE GUZMAN
Account No. : 6220111000
Banco de Oro, Sienna-Del Monte Branch
409 Del Monte Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
If deposits will be made from outside the Philippines, just specify the Bank Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Kindly inform us the date and amount of the deposit through helpbbbs@gmail.com or Tina Palestina +09298502790 / Marilet de Guzman +639285032075. Please keep the deposit slip for reference. BBBS will issue acknowledgement receipts for all deposits received. Do let us know if you would prefer another way for us to collect the donations.

Q: What is the content of one school pack?
A: One school pack contains the ffg. items: 1 knapsack, 7 notebooks, 4 ball-point pens, 4 pencils, writing pads, crayons, sharpener and ruler.

Q: Can I donate children’s books?
A: Yes, but we can not guarantee that we can bring them all since the volunteers’ priority is to carry the school packs of BBBS. Donate only what you can carry yourself.

Q: Can I donate supplies instead of Php 300?
A: We encourage cash donations so that there will be uniformity in the school supplies to be donated and to eliminate comparison among the students. We will be the ones to buy the school supplies.

Q: Can we write checks from other countries?
A: Yes you may write checks and deposit it directly to our account from another country. It is not that secure to mail checks here in the Philippines because there is the possibility of checks getting lost through mail. You may deposit directly to the following account:

Account Name: MARILET DE GUZMAN
Account No. : 6220111000
Banco de Oro, Sienna-Del Monte Branch
409 Del Monte Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
If deposits will be made from outside the Philippines, just specify the Bank Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Kindly inform us the date and amount of the deposit and please keep the deposit slip for reference. BBBS will issue acknowledgement receipts for all deposits received.

Q: To whom or what company do we write the check to?
A: Write the check payable to MARILET DE GUZMAN.

Q: How much is the equivalent in dollars of the Php 300?
A: The conversion from USD to Peso is approximately 1 USD = Php 45, but it depends on the current exchange rate. Php 300 is less than USD 7.00.

Q: I’d like to know more about the volunteer program
A: Thank you for your interest in the volunteer program. Registration fee for each volunteer is P2000 inclusive of the ffg.: bus transportation from Manila to Lucena, ferry from Lucena to Boac, jeep fares for Marinduque inland transportation for 2 days, climb-related fees, ferry from Boac to Lucena, bus from Lucena to Manila, lunch on May 8, wash-up at Marinduque Hotsprings Resort, BBBS Volunteer T-shirt, ID, certificate of participation and sponsorship of one child. The travel time is about 6.5 hours to reach Boac. From the jump-off, volunteers will have to carry the school sets and trek through mountainous trails to reach the school. The trek will depend on the individual pace of each volunteer. This will require some level of fitness on the volunteer. Each volunteer is expected to carry at least two school sets, more if they can.

During the distribution, volunteers will be given assignments to facilitate the distribution to the kids. Volunteers have the option of sleeping inside classrooms or to bring their own tents. They will be expected to cook their dinner and breakfast with their assigned groups. It's on a first-come first-serve basis, when the slots are full, succeeding volunteers will still be accepted but on wait-list.

For more info and updates, you may visit our Multiply site: http://bbbs2005.multiply.com or Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150116040394560&set=a.112861849559.93600.648974559#!/profile.php?id=100000805195644

Q: How do I register as a volunteer?
A: To register as a volunteer, please provide the following information:
Fullname
Nickname
Phone Number
E-mail Address
Home Address
Birthdate (year of birth optional)
Blood Type
Shirt Size (XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL)
Are you a mountaineer?
In case of emergency:
Contact Person
Contact Number
Relationship
Preferred repacking date (April 17 or 30)
Who do you prefer to be grouped with? (as a guide only, subject to change)

Please take note of the ffg. dates:
1. April 28, Thursday, 8 - 11 pm – Orientation for non-mountaineers and Team pre-climb meeting at the Penthouse Flr., Makati Stock Exchange Bldg., Ayala cor. Makati Ave., Makati City. Attendance is a must! No preclimb, no climb! Reserved slots will be given to those on waitlist.

2. April 17 Sunday or April 30, Saturday, 9am - 12nn - repacking of the school supplies. All volunteers joining the trek are expected to help in at least one repacking session. Venue is at 200 Danny Floro St. (formerly Canley Road), Pasig.

For other volunteer information, you may contact:
Sharon Ponio: sharon.ponio@gmail.com or +639178010033
Medi Nazar: nazarmedi@gmail.com or +639493279691

Q: How do we pay the registration fee?
A: You may deposit it to the following bank account:
Account Name: SHARON D. R. PONIO
Account No.: 3769-0106-44
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands, Pacific Star

Kindly text Sharon at 09178010033 to inform us the date and amount of the deposit and please bring the deposit slip during the pre-climb meeting on April 28 as proof of payment.

Q: When is the deadline for payment of the registration fee?
A: You must deposit your registration fee on or before April 13 to confirm your reserved slot. You may also hand over your registration fee at Jaime Velasquez Park, located at Salcedo Village, Makati City. It is bounded by Leviste, Tordesillas, Jaime Velasquez and Toledo Streets. There's a Starbucks Coffee Shop across Leviste St. Meeting place is at the Gazebo inside the park. Text 09175353532 or 09232160378 if you wish to hand over your registration fee instead of depositing thru bank.

Q: Can I be spared from trekking due to injury?
A: Everyone is expected to help carry the school supplies and to trek to the schools. If you think trekking might incur further injury to you, you are still welcome to sponsor some kids.

Q: How about the sleeping arrangements?
A: For accommodations, volunteers may sleep inside the classrooms which means they have to bring groundsheets, earth pads or sleeping bags. They may also bring tents if they want but it’s not necessary. There will be an orientation for non-mountaineers on what to bring, what to expect on April 28, 8pm at the Penthouse Flr., Makati Stock Exchange Bldg., Ayala cor. Makati Ave., Makati City.

Q: How about the meals?
A: For food, we will be grouping the volunteers and assigning group leaders who will plan the meals with them. For breakfast and lunch on Saturday, we have to bring packed food. For Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast, we will be cooking our own meals per group. Sunday lunch will be provided to all volunteers during the wash-up.

Q: What is the itinerary?
A: A detailed itinerary will be distributed and discussed in the Team Pre-climb Meeting on April 28. We will leave on Friday evening, May 6, at 8:00pm. For the return trip, by early morning of Monday, around 3:30 am, we will be in Manila if everything went according to schedule. But there is always a possibility of delay due to bad weather, vehicle breakdown or other unavoidable circumstances. We have to be mentally prepared for these events.

Q: What is the maximum no. of volunteers that you will accept this year?
A: 150 volunteers

Q: What is the minimum and maximum age for volunteers?
A: Minimum age is 18 years old, no minors. We discourage volunteers who are not physically fit because they might have difficulty through rough trails, which might be slippery or muddy when raining.

Q: How can I help?
A: Here's how you may be able to help: You may choose to sponsor one or more children or you may help us disseminate the project to your friends in the Philippines or other countries who may want to.

We will conduct our repacking of school supplies on April 17 or 30, 9am – 12nn at 200 Danny Floro St. (formerly Canley Road), Pasig. You may come and help, and invite friends who can also spare their time.

If you’re knowledgeable in Adobe Photoshop, you may also help us make flyers that we can use for email blasts in order to promote the project.

For more info and updates, you may visit our Multiply site: http://bbbs2005.multiply.com or Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150116040394560&set=a.112861849559.93600.648974559#!/profile.php?id=100000805195644

Q: Do I need to fill up anything to help?
A: No need to sign up anything to volunteer and be part of this project. Just inform BBBS through helpbbbs@gmail.com.

Q: Do I get to know the kids that I sponsor?
A: We can give you the names of the kids that you sponsored, but after the distribution on May 7 - 8.

Q: Do we get to choose which child we will sponsor?
A: For uniformity and equal treatment of the children, we will be the ones to choose the children.

Q: Please let me know what kind of school supplies you’ll be bringing so that I can bring the same school supplies on May 7.
A: For uniformity and equal treatment of the children, we will accept only cash donations so that we will be the ones to buy the school supplies.

Q; What are the approximate shirt sizes?
A: Width x Length
XS 18.0 in. x  23.5 in.
S   20.0 in. x  24.0 in.
M  20.5 in. x  26.0 in.
L   21.5 in. x  27.0 in.

What's This?

2 Reaction(s)

[Week[end Getaway

2 Reaction(s)
Good luck Jefford and William, sana mapili kayo thru this audition video sa Weekend Getaway..

[Busy] Weekend

0 Reaction(s)
Saturday.
Natulog after makauwi from work para mag regenerate. Wacthed [Misteryo] and [Weekend Warriors]
Usual bawi sa net after a one week of inactivity.

Sunday.
Jogging with Thomas and his sister, instead of Wawa trail as planned, went to Timberland Heights. Scout muna sa area for a potential na jog area for us. Grabe, ok sa alright ang place at ang sarap ng simoy ng hangin. You could really smell the mountain air. Hindi na kami nakaabot sa Radar and next time babawi nalang siguro and were just hoping na aside from Kuya Al, eh makasama rin ang iba pa na nagsabi na ng interest na sumama.

Nature trekking with Mike this afternoon at Wawa Gorge area. Tsikahan muna sa mga nangyari after na last kaming magkita, habang pinapanood ang mga naliligo sa Wawa Dam, continued trekking after a couple of minutes. Tinuloy ang naputol na route, umakyat sa left side ng river while watching Farmville-like scenery. Mga eggplants, squash, papaya and even patola. Sarap ng scene, wish that we have a camera to capture that moment kaso hindi ko na pinadalan si Mike dahil it's just pure nature walk.

Continued walking while appreciating the beauty of nature. Found a perfect spot na mag-stay and possible camping site. Malayo sa crowd sa baba, fresh and clear riverwater ang makikita mo. Promised ourself na babalik dito with our friends. Marami pa talagang part ng Montalban ang hindi pa namin na eexplore. More nature trippings to come. So happy!

Parang na drained lahat ng energy after that and want to get a good dose of sleep. Ang saya-saya pag weekends, hindi na siya boring unlike the past years sa buhay ko. Salamat weekend warriors for the theraphy, camaraderie and happiness na hindi masusuklian ng monetary value.



picture credit:
Tom d' Biker

Saan Ka Man Naroroon [Violin/Piano]

2 Reaction(s)

He Says

2 Reaction(s)
Samurai Mifune, Team Asuma, Together Again - Naruto Shippuden # 531

Japan Quake/Tsunami

2 Reaction(s)
source: USGS

source: Japan Meteorological Agency

[NatGeo] Earth Day Run 2011

0 Reaction(s)

for details, please visit: NatGeo Run

Buraot

3 Reaction(s)
Pesteng bus yan, hindi na ako sasakay sa bus liner na yan. 6.30am ako umalis sa office at sumakay pero anung oras na ako nakauwi sa amin, 9.30am. Kalahati pa eh nag Baguio na sana ako ulit.

Theraphy - India Arie feat. Gramps Morgan

0 Reaction(s)



Theraphy
India Arie featuring Gramps Morgan

OH Oooh oh ooOH OH, yeaah yeah yeaah Yeaaah hey.
OH Oooh oh ooOH OH, yeaah yeah yeaah
Oh oh oh oh oh oh (I-I-I-I need your therapy)
oh oh oh oh oh oh (I-I-I-I need you to come and lay hands on me)
oh oh oh oh oh oh (I-I-I-I need your therapy-therapy-therapy)
oh oh oh oh oh …..
(heeey)
He lays me on the couch and says
“how has your day been?
Tell me your problems;
I’ll help you solve them.
Come on let’s talk about it”
He sits next to me and smiles.
Listens to all of my words,
Relaxes all of my nerves.

Like breathe in (breathe in)
Let it go (shout it out)
Take deeps breathes and real slow, calm down.
Close my eyes (soft spoke)
Ease my mind (take control)
From my body please
Work your Psychology

You’re taking good care of me
Always been there for me
Boy I can’t bear to leave
Cause I need your therapy

You’ve given me everything
So much I ever could need
Without you I’m so weak in the knees
I need your therapy

Oh oh oh oh oh oh (I-I-I-I need your therapy)
oh oh oh oh oh oh (I-I-I-I need you to come and lay hands on me)
oh oh oh oh oh oh (I-I-I-I need your therapy-therapy-therapy)
oh oh oh oh oh …..
(hey)

He puts his hand on my lower back
his face in my neck and
Says something to make me laugh
Makes me forget I was mad
His touch feels so right
It’s like he’s reading my mind
I need him all the time

Like breathe in (breathe in)
Let it go (shout it out)
Take deeps breathes and real slow, calm down.
Close my eyes (soft spoke?)
Ease my mind (take control)
From my body please (?)
Work your Psychology

You’re taking good care of me
Always been there for me
Boy I can’t bear to leave
Cause I need your therapy

You’ve given me everything
So much I ever could need
Without you I’m so weak in the knees
I need your therapy

Oh oh oh oh oh oh (I-I-I-I need your therapy)
oh oh oh oh oh oh (I-I-I-I need you to come and lay hands on me)
oh oh oh oh oh oh (I-I-I-I need your therapy-therapy-therapy)
oh oh oh oh oh …..
yeaah yeaah

When it feels like I’m losing power
When I feels like a wilting flower
The way you touch me says I’m there for you
It heals me just to hear you say “I Love You”

You’re taking good care of me
Always been there for me
Boy I can’t bear to leave
Cause I need your therapy

You’ve given me everything
So much I ever could need
Without you I’m so weak in the knees
I need your therapy

You’re taking good care of me
Always been there for me
Boy I can’t bear to leave
Cause I need your therapy

You’ve given me everything
So much I ever could need
Without you I’m so weak in the knees
I need your therapy

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh …

Burntdays again

0 Reaction(s)
Back to 5 days of reality again, hirap maging corporate slave..

Jog. Trek. Walk.

2 Reaction(s)
5.30 ang calltime. Pero around 6am na nakarating sa meeting area. Nakakahiya kay kuya Al dahil kanina pa ata siya at on-time talaga. Dumating naman si Thomas para humabol at 7am. Tried the trail run mula sa Wawa terminal pataas. Maputik dahil kakatapos lang ng ulan kaya dagdag hirap pa bukod sa pataas na path. Nanibago ako kaya naman mabilis ding hiningal. Kelangan mag practice palagi sa area na yun para masanay kami ni Thomas.

Kakatuwa lang dahil marami pa palang area dito sa Montalban ang hindi namin napupuntahan. Masaya kasi nature trek/jog with friends. Mas gusto ko pa ito kesa mag-mall or other urban areas. Being one with nature. Hindi na kami tumuloy pa pataas dahil na nga sa hindi favorable ang panahon at maputik masyado at madudulas lang kami. Saka na siguro pag tuyo na ang lupa at susubukan namin na makaakyat pa sa summit.

We've decided na pumunta sa Pacific Crushing plant area, kung san nag jogging daw si kuya Al. Ok naman ang lugar. Merong mga manaka-nakang bahay sa pagtahak namin. Barangay Mascap na pala siya at further north merong poultry sa bandang ibaba.

Then sinubukan naman naming puntahan ang Gethsemane Prayer Mountain at the top of the hill. Grabe since maputik ang sapatos namin. Mahirap umakyat dahil matarik siya, samahan mo pa ng putikan naming sapatos na nakakadagdag ng dulas.

Reached the top. Walang bantay sa gate. Tuloy lang kami. Grabe ang ganda ng place niya. Since nasa taas ng hill, makikita mo ang view ng Eastwood City and adjacent subdivisions nito. Makikita mo rin ang mountainous part near Wawa and as far as the cemetery at Amityville. Sobrang tahimik ng lugar. Kaya siguro tinawag na prayer mountain. Halos lahat ng area dito merong room for praying and reflections. Nasa top ang church hall kung san makikita mo lang ang cross and wala nang ibang images.

Mga taga dun eh, either nagbabasa ng scriptures, nag meditate thru praying and iba solemnly strumming guitars. Too bad wala kaming camera na dala, baka next time siguro pagbalik namin dun ang hopefully payagan ng nagbabantay sa area na iyon and explore na rin namin ang left side niya na hindi namin napuntahan.

Bumaba na rin kami after  30 minutes. Naglakad sa may palayan papunta kina Kuya Al, pahinga saglit sa kanila then umuwi sa kanya-kanyang bahay bago mag tanghali.

Salamat po sa bonding experience thru nature trip kuya Al and Thomas. Hanggang sa muli.

Breakfast etc.

0 Reaction(s)
Thanks ulit sa team breakfast na binigay ni Sir Bong at Something Fishy at Eastwood City Libis, nag-enjoy po kami sa food and sa uulitin po. Congratulations again for your promotion as Modification Supervisor and next time maybe, we'll be seeing you at your wedding.

Hindi nga lang maganda ang panahon at nag-uuulan, almost noon na nang makauwi sa amin taking Sta. Lucia-Montalban route. Para akong ewan sa jeep sa sobrang kaantukan. Tapos dugyot ko pa sa putikan kong pants. Buti nalang at nalinisan na ng kapatid ko at malinis na ulit.

Bumili na rin ako ngayon ng raisins and bottle of water para sa aming trail run sa Wawa Dam tomorrow morning. Rain or shine. Palabhan nalang siguro ulit ang rubber shoes sa kapatid ko.

[PS Boys] ano na ang balita sa inyo. Ilang taon na rin ang lumipas since ang last bonding natin. Hanggang text nalang ba talaga tayong lahat at walang time para magkita kita ulit. Hope na magkaroon kayo ng time para dito kasi minsan lang naman tayo magkita, kaya mag sacrifice and allot naman kayo ng time.

[Drained]

0 Reaction(s)
Eto nagsisimula na namang ma-stress sa tambak ng volume sa office. 
Naubos lahat ng na-recharge na energy last week sa Baguio.
Time to recharge this weekend.

Blame it on the [Rain]

0 Reaction(s)
Hayz, ulan ulan, senti moment na naman ako habang nasa biyahe.
Nakatingin sa labas ng jeep habang pumapatak ang ulan.
Daming naiisip na memories, struggles, pain pero got to move forward
and learn from the past.

He Says

0 Reaction(s)

I never set out to become anything in particular, only to live creatively and push the scope of my experience for adventure and for passion. The raw of expecting things unexpectedly is the key to every road of challenges and  this is where my heart beats hardest.

Most person don’t even know who we are, and what we do or how we do it, let alone what they pay us for it. I never want to take this for granted so I try to keep motivation simple, real, and positive.  If I only scrape a living, at least it’s a living where I’m scraping.  If there’s no future in it, this is a present worth remembering.
-Behind Camera, Jefford via FB notes

16th Panagbenga Festival - Teh [Environment and Community] in Harmony

0 Reaction(s)
@Victory Liner, kausap si tukayo Jeff na friend ni William

@Casa Gracean, kape muna bago gumala courtesy of Tita Grace

@ Baguio Cathedral

teh "Hoodlums"

stopover sa Good Taste, kilalang resto dito sa Baguio, house special "Garlic Buttered Chicken"

parang movie scene lang enoh

with Yanah and friends after the street parade

PMA Colors at the opening scene

street dancers wearing native attire

Koreans which reside at the city to study English, grace the event with their National costumes

after the street parade, group picture naman!

on the way to Diplomat Hotel *creepy*

ruined Hotel facade

view at the old fountain

teh Hotel entrance

view from above

opening of the flower parade

kakagutom itong Dunkin Donuts float, one of my favorite

Department of Tourism's float

Kapatid network

Guest float, winner at the recently concluded Sinulog festival

Baguio's pride - Metamorphosis

siyempre pag me flowers, may zombies!

Thank you [William, Jefford, Yanah, Empoy and Leo for the Panagbenga experience and company]
Nag-enjoy po ako at nakapag-unwind, till next time!