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Monday, November 14, 2011


Spotted a boatman carrying his paraw (sailboat) in Boaracay. A fascinating scene because he was carrying it like a cow carrying its yoke. However, instead of catching a grimace because of the load, there is no emotion on the face as if he was used to this kind of task each day.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Flash: Two Men Facing Infidelity Charges

Another crime of passion was committed in the vicinity of Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City, yesterday when two men were caught in the act of carnal consummation. The crime happened between 8:00 and 9:00 AM while the lone witness was sleeping on the same couch where the scene of the crime took place.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Foolish Love

And then they were dead. The two teens, assumed to be lovers, who were brought to a hospital due to gunshot wounds succumb to death. It is sad but hey, life is not all about living till one reach his or her oldest age. Sometimes life is cut short for some reasons that others think could be foolish. Yet, who are we to judge them?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Love: Ideal or Practical

“My heart has four chambers.” That was the reason I made to my Fil-Am girlfriend when she asked me “Bakit apat kami sa puso mo?”. That was the lamest reason I could think during that time. Perhaps I said that because I wanted to end our relationship already but in contrary, it did not. She actually lavished me with gifts and proposals to win me over. Was that real love?

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Being Old and Sad?

“I saw this old gay guy, about in his late fifty’s or early sixty’s, sitting across me while I am in a bus going here to your place. I was looking at him and I could see how sad his face was. I should have minded my own business but I come to think and ask myself, would I suffer the same fate?” A friend relayed his encounter during a drinking session. He then asked me, “How would you see yourself upon reaching that same age?”

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Crazy, Stupid Love

“Full moon ba ngayon at tila maalon ang karagatan.” That was last week. When I look up at the sky, I saw no full moon, only nearly full. That was kind of a relief since most people I know that week seemed to be crazy and stupid about love. Some were nearly falling out, some were avoiding falling in, while some were going at it just for the heck of it. As for me, well I guess I always try to be on top (pun intended) of it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chia Seeds

“Kung malunggay ang super food ng Pilipinas, chia seed naman ang sa Australia.” The marketing person of chia Philippines said. Indeed. What else can a marketer say of its own product? It’s all good, nonetheless. I made my own research and so far there are no studies to rebut the claim and therefore, I’m one of those who fell in line to buy the product perhaps just to try it myself. With good food, I’ll risk my bucks.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Satiation Point

People have their satiation points, that is, the point when one is fully satisfied with something that they start to lessen the demand for it and look for other alternatives. This is the reason why I crave for other food to substitute with chicken inasal because I am already too accustomed to its taste that I already find it unsatisfying. The demand for other alternatives, however, may not always mean a total and permanent replacement of the original demand but rather a temporary state of satisfaction. If one can lessen its demand of one thing, then would it be possible that one can also feel the satiation point to another person?

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Samsung Customer Service

My Samsung GT-8500 comes to life again for the second time. Thanks to my own initiative and my housemate’s because if not on my belief that I could resurrect my phone, I would have abandoned it if not made it the most expensive paper weight in the world. However, I would not let the Samsung customer service escape my indignation on how they nearly duped me of my hard-earned money.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011


There are some words, including curses, I really like to avoid using, and one of them is “serendipity”. Why not? This word I already associated with romance and I am not a romantic guy. Thinking of this word gives me goose bumps but hell, sometimes one could not really avoid some things so I might as well use it. Maybe this would be the first and last time I’ll use it.

Monday, August 1, 2011

astig sa astig - negotiation

opposite pole attract while similar ones repel. that's basic physics and probably we are all aware of that. but is it applicable to humans that have the complexity of behavior depending on the stimulus presented to them? do humans have the propensity to react simply in black and white just like any matter does?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

astig sa astig - seduction

ang astig ay dapat malakas ang loob sa pagsabi, pagpapakita o pang-akit na gusto niya ang isang tao. di siya nahihiya o natatakot sa posibleng kahihiyan na idudulot ng kanyang kapangahasan dahilan sa alam niya kung paano itatrato ang ganoong sitwasyon, at higit sa lahat, ang astig ay laging nakahanda sa mga ibubunga ng kanyang mga ikinikilos o ginagawa.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

astig sa astig - attraction

no impressions last, ika nga. habang tumatagal mong kasama ang isang tao, meron at meron ka talagang makikita sa kanyang pagkatao na maging sanhi ng pagkaudlot o pagpagpapatuloy ng isang impression. kapag nadadagdagan ang paghanga mo sa isang tao, ang impression na ito ay nagiging attraction.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

astig sa astig - impression

bukambibig ang astig na salita. minsan ginagamit natin ito na pamalit sa mga salitang sa palagay natin alanganin kung sasabihin natin. halimbawa, discreet tayo, barakong barako ang dating. pag may makita tayong pogi o guwapo, kayanin ba nating sabihin iyun lalo na pag may kasama tayong straight o taong hindi nakakaalam sa pagiging bakla natin? hindi, di ba? kaya sabihin natin, "wow, astig iyun ah." kaya kung sino man ang makarinig sa atin, hindi alam kung ano talaga ang tinutukoy natin.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

astig sa astig - prologue

"pare, ayoko sa effem. ayoko sa chubbie. top to top lang. astig sa astig lang." sabi ng isa naming kalaro sa badminton. tiningnan namin siya at napasalubong ang aming mga kilay. nagtawanan lahat. putang ina, kung magsalita ito akalain mo isang barako o kargador sa pier 2. eh kulang na lang humawak ng suklay at gunting ay isa na siyang parloristang baklang maturingan.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Budgetary Needs

I miss running and I am blaming it on the staggering registrations fees of organized runs. Lame justification? Sure, but joining these organized runs is a motivation for me to run, may it be recreationally or competitively. Isn’t it enough to have fitness as a motivation to continue running?

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Araw-araw nandoon ang temtasyon. Palagay na natin wala namang mawawala. Palagay na natin na bawat isa ay alam na kahit gawin namin iyun ay wala rin namang magagalit kasi bawat isa alam ang bawat pagkatao. Maharot, mapusok, at mapagbigay.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Extra! Extra!

Been a while. Yes, and many are already curious how I have been or what is new with my trippings. Others even speculated that my relationship is on the rocks. Well, for the information of both my friends and detractors, all’s well with the Tripper. It has to be. It’s just that I am too busy and (not just “or”) too lazy to blog but... not today. Hehehe.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Protect Yourself

kaninang umaga meron akong kakaibang napansin sa bus stop sa may buendia. nang ibinaba na ng bus na sinasakyan namin ang kanyang pasahero, kapansin-pansin ang pag-akyat ng ilang kalalakihan. mabuti sana kung sabay sabay nagsi-akyatan ito pero hindi. sa kahabaan ng bus stop, isa-isa silang nagpapara at umakyat. mayat maya lang napansin ko ang konduktor na tumabi sa driver.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Special Friend

Who can ever give the harshest advice to love problems other than me? No one else and I know that. But it is necessary to make the other party realize that love in itself is harsh. That is reality.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Evolution of a Homosexual Blind Man

While riding a bus going to work, I spotted a blind man walking along Estrella and EDSA. Ahead of him, I saw a considerable concrete protrusion. I was not bothered if he can overcome the obstacle because I am confident that he is capable considering he has a walking stick with him. True to my expectation, using his stick, the blind man traverse the sidewalk unchallenged.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gender Generic

Parents or society must not dictate what a child's role should be.”

If you are to choose your gender, what would it be? Perhaps you would choose the other than the one you are now. Unfortunately, there’s really nothing you can do now because from the time you were born, there is already an ascribed gender for you based on what is visible between your legs. You are a boy or man because you have a penis, a girl or a woman because you have a vagina

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The RH Bill Debate

And so the debate’s still on with the Church, particularly the CBCP, spearheading the anti-RH campaign. I don’t get it. Why is it that the Church continues on defying the very basic of human nature, that is, humans are capable of making a choice?

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wild Yellows

I always associate yellow to Van Gogh because of his painting "Sunflowers". This photo set are shot from the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City. All are wild flowers.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Early Retirement

I guess everyone thinks that having a “body to die for” is very advantageous to get the nicest cut if not the best in the meat market. Well, that’s true. Only people who are in denial would disagree to that. Perhaps this is the reason why many in the PLU world desire to achieve that kind of physique.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I should have noted the real names of these birds. Yeah, we can call them simply as parrots but wouldn't it be nice if we are accurate? There are parakeets (lovebirds), cockatoos, macaws, etc. that share similar characteristics. Taken from the Crocodile Farm in Davao City.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

This is My Body

After a 10 day business and pleasure trip to Davao City, I feared that I had gained some weight. My housemate confirmed it but I still had to validate it with some reliable and more objective measuring device, the weighing scale. Fortunately, our gym is still open last Wednesday so I was still able to work-out and weigh and the verdict, I mean reality, smack me on my face.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Urban Challenge: Davao City

The very first day we (with HB) arrived in Davao City, I started to browse from the internet the places that may interest us. I made notes about them and after our official work was completed, I immediately relayed to our contact person the places that we intend to visit. Fortunately, he had some spare time to accompany us.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

House of Sin

When someone realizes his true “natural” freedom, something that truly deviates from the social and moral convention, then he becomes a sinner.

That’s always the case. The only opportunity that the mouse can play is when the cat is away. So, when we announce our travel to Davao to our housemates, I can see the smiles on their faces. It seems they see some window of opportunity. As if ...

Friday, April 8, 2011

True Beauty

meron kaming napapanood na reality tv show ngayon sa velvet channel, iyun ay ang "true beauty". siyempre sa title pa lang malalaman mo na kung ano ang mai-expect sa mga kontestant. kelangan magaganda at makikisig sila. ang "makisig" ba ibig sabihin ay guwapo? well, basta guwapa at guwapo mga kontestant doon. hehehe. kaso may twist ang show. hindi lang outer beauty ang hinuhusgahan pero pati na rin ang inner beauty.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Caught in the Act?

In evolution, everything that is useless starts to disappear.

Every part of the body needs an exercise. Kahit pa nga iyung internal organs natin eh kelangan naisa-subject sa physical workout gaya ng ating baga at puso. I think I am clear that when I say every part of the body, I mean all and that includes the appendage protruding from our crotch called the “penis”, “cock”, or “dick”. Sa madaling salita, “titi”, “burat”, o “tarugo”. Huwag na natin pagandahin ang terminolohiya o lagyan pa ng metaphor. Para sa mga wholesome na nagbabasa ng blog ko, (meron pa bang natitira?), isang paraan ito para ma-desensitize ang tenga ninyo sa makatotohanang pananalita.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Twinkle Twinkle

The gay community makes use of jargons or terminologies to hide specific behaviour and characteristic peculiar to the group. There are hundreds of them, or even thousands. Some of them that are widely and openly used are perhaps the “top”, “bottom”, and “versa”. Applicable only to homosexuals I guessed, only the gay-friendly straight people would have understood them. Moreover, another term which is really my point of interest here is “twinks”. I first encountered it in gay stories I read. It refers to guys or men who are in their twenties.

Friday, April 1, 2011


One of the photos taken from a not so far away land in a not so long ago by a not so known personality. I am giving it a name "kouros".  Yeah, it's a little bit conservative from the real kouros but hey, I am not that exhibitionist.  Hehehe. This is an April Fools Day treat. Look closely and identify what is not real in the picture.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Got a chance to take photos in our last provincial getaway. I never expected that the river would look that good but since I don't like other people to discover it to protect it from more urban intruders, I am transforming it into a fantasy-like location. I would like to thank our host for this opportunity.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Allegory of the Sugarcane

“Master, talk to us about romance“. He asked. “I could not talk about something that I’m not, my apprentice. Haven’t you heard? I am tagged with a moniker ‘man of stone’.” I replied. “But Master, how could you survive a long relationship if you are not romantic?” He asked again. “My Apprentice, romance does not make a relationship.” I said. “Can you please elaborate on that, Master?” The apprentice requested.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Halo-halo: Tae at Ayala

free writing na lang ulit. wala kasi akong maisip na magandang topic para maisulat dito sa eccentrip blog ko. siguro kasi wala naman talaga akong kaweirdohan na naiisip. kahapon nga balak kong magsulat tungkol sa tae at yosi. paano naman kasi pumasok ako sa aming cr dito sa trabaho at merong umi-ebs. umi-ebs na nga, nagyoyosi pa. naiisip ko mas ok pa sa akin ang amoy ng tae kesa sa amoy ng yosi. kaso di ko naman naisulat dahil kapag naisulat ko baka sabihin naman ng mga kaibigan ko na nagyoyosi na mas gusto ko silang umi-ebak na lang lagi kesa nagyoyosi sila. mawawalan pa ako ng kaibigan. pero teka, bakit ko sinusulat ngayon? wala din. peace tayo mga nagyoyosing kaibigan. alam ko naman di kayo nagyoyosi sa harap ko kasi mga responsableng maninigarilyo kayo. :)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011


A housemate of ours got locked out for five-hours of our apartment and the culprit is no other than his own roommate. As a result, the poor guy nearly was not able to go to work for lack of sleep. I guess this is the worst, as far as I know, of what the culprit did to his roommate. Normally, the former would always hide the remote control from him.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bandit Running

Last January 25, 2011, I visited website to inquire information on the Condura Skyway Marathon. The first thing I checked was the registration fee because this has become my first requirement if the run is worth joining. As expected, the 10k run fee is too expensive at P950. If you are a practical runner, you would never settle to this unreasonable pricing. Anyway, joining a race these days is a matter of choice. When I am about to leave the site, there is something that got my attention.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Own Medicine

I watched him doing this and thought, “Eto ba ang tinatawag na ‘muscle worship’?”

Who would expect that I would finally made an encounter with myself during my last visit to my favourite cinema. No, it’s not out of desperation because of the absence of possible market. Rather, I met someone who is like just me when I was still starting to explore the world of my sexuality. He was uptight, naive, and maybe confused.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

2012 Scare

The United States, the world’s super power faced its worst day on September 11, 2001 (09-11-01). Japan, one of the world's economic super power just faced its worst day on March 10, 2011 (03-10-11). Add the dates, it’s 12-21-12. This is the end of the Mayan calendar. The day the earth will end.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Review: Masikip sa Tatlo

Giving an ounce of chance for a turn of event, no matter how impossible to the average person, is real.

Three is a crowd. This is a rule that is often observed when a third wheel or person suddenly comes into the picture. A joke it may be considered but it has become an observation that the third party is always the source of conflict of an existing relationship. However, with today’s sexual liberation this is becoming a cliché for more and more people are slowly considering the idea of experiencing it.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Association has rules and that rules are or could be curtailing someone's rights.

And I thought blogging is a self-expression medium. The attempt of some groups to have a national bloggers’ association is rubbish. Associations are always bounded by rules and by rules come restrictions. Blogging has become an individuals’ expression and once you bound it that means you are curtailing someone’s freedom. Whoever thought of that has the mind of a politician or an autocrat.

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Friday, February 18, 2011


Ayoko sa effem hindi dahil sa kinamumuhian ko sila. Ayoko sa kanila dahil hindi sila ang gusto ko na ka-sex.

Someone sent me a message in PR asking for the reason why I don’t like effems and chubs because I said in my profile “ayoko sa effems at chubs na ka-trip”. I asked him why he was asking, “Are you making a survey on this?” He said he was just curious and would like to know the reason aside from the “preference” thing. I did not reply back for I may say something he would not like and perhaps could only boil an argument.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Two Towers

Life does not revolve around you. You are one silly, egocentric, and narcissistic prick.

They are not the towers in Mordor and Isengard of the Middle Earth. They are all fiction. What I am referring to are the two known ( I assume) towers in the PLU world. The towers which when mentioned, every PLU would just nod their head and probably would say, “What else do you expect?” These are the towers that are located almost at the center of the entire metropolis and could well become the seat of PLUs government.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Case of Love and Priority

We always translate our actions in the context of the society or with the people around us. We think of the norms, mores, and laws. From here we derive our concept of what is wrong and what is right. Everytime we act, we put it against these standards. As a result, we failed to examine what and how we really feel, denying ourselves of what should and must be at our personal perspective. If we feel love, then love. It doesn’t matter how other people interpret it. What does matter is you have given yourself the freedom of loving someone even if it is socially unacceptable.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Stand by ...

I am twirling the USB cable with my thumb and index finger trying to figure out what to write in this entry. The truth is I should not be writing since I have some work to finish and besides, my mind is telling me that I have nothing to write, but at the same time some part of it is telling me that there is and the only problem why I could not proceed is that, how would I address this entry to ensure that there is some good insight I could derive from whatever I would be writing. Thus, till this time, there is a battle going on inside me.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Alerto 24 Oras

sa nangyari noong nakaraang martes, iyung pangbobomba sa isang bus, marami na naman sa atin ang nakared-alert. siyempre naman dahil ayaw natin maulit ang nangyari. ito ang dahilan kung bakit nagsisilabasan ang mga hakbang o tips para maiwasan ang mga ganitong pangyayari galing sa mga "eksperto". malaking tulong din ito para sa mga ordinaryong mamamayan na gumagamit ng bus sa kanilang pangaraw-araw na transportasyon.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011


It is so easy to be overwhelmed by feats of other men without realizing that basically all men are born equally (with the exceptions of the few) in terms of physical attributes. What only differentiates us from them is that they have the mental will of doing it. I have here some photos that are simply awesome. What can I say? “If they can do it, I can do it.”

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Monday, January 24, 2011

State of Jealousy

tanong ko sa isang napakaseloso na tao, "ano ang mahihita mo sa kaseselos mo?" di sumagot dahil alam niyang wala.

“Would you allow your partner to have sex with him?” James asked me during a drinking session with my partner around and two other friends who he has just met. I am not surprised with his question and the idea accompanying it because I knew his frankness well. On the other hand, I was observing the other two witnesses on how they would react. Fortunately, I could not see any reaction from their faces, or they just know how to conceal it.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Graphical Creations 1

Just browsing through my image folder and saw this three creations that should have been posted eons back. :) I use this same graphic software when creating flames and fractals but I think these are not fractals. They started from random specs molded into desirable shapes.

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Friday, January 21, 2011


It has always been one of my rules in life to “expect for the worst, yet hope for the best”. Perhaps the main reason why I adapt to this idea is because I don’t have control over other’s behaviour, or life could be just so unpredictable. Expect less and I could never be disappointed on what I would get.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011


natatangi daw ako sa (halos) lahat ng ilonggo dahil ako lang daw ang hindi malambing. wala daw akong ka-sweet sweet sa katawan. kahit daw magsalita ako, masyadong matapang at masungit. pero di ako naniniwala sa kanila dahil ang alam ko malambing ako. di lang nila alam iyun. hehehe

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Friday, January 14, 2011


A few posts away, I talked about back floating on the water as a survival technique. This time, I am going to talk about treading, which is another way of staying afloat in the water. Some warning though, if you don’t know how to swim, don’t practice (water needs to be higher than you) this unaccompanied.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Blognothing: Writing Style

It’s cool to have an idea of how you write.

Writing is a required activity for all of us. We may not like it but we could never get away from it, just like me, we just need to do it. So, here I am, trying to become a writer by creating five blogs to hone my skills at creating sentences and paragraphs. Five blogs for four years could be an accomplishment, yet I could never say if I have improved my writing skills and style.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Morning Dew

This is the first time I went out early in the morning to catch a subject like this, and fortunately I got an opportunity in Camsur to do that. Who can get such a shot if you live in a concrete jungle? I just used the macro setting of my dslr here.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Influence vs. Reinforce

January 1, 2011, I received this comment from a blogger friend. “You have influenced Sam in a lot of ways.” He said. I am not sure if that is good or bad but assuming that we were talking about the relationship of Sam, I somehow took it as bad. Not only once that I heard this from him so I think I need to rebut his statement.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

CAMSUR: CWC and back to Manila

tatapusin ko na itong camsur series at marami pa akong isusulat. sayang at baka mawala pa ang momentum. umpisa pa lang ng taon at medyo di pa nakapag-distribute ng mga assigned projects kaya binabalak ko na araw-araw mag post. di na ako masyado magkukuwento tungkol sa better than average learning curve ko sa wakeboarding. naikuwento ko na rin kasi doon sa hyperactive trip ko eh. iyung mga nakakatuwang at di makalimutan na experiences na lang. hehehe

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Friday, January 7, 2011


It could have never happen if frugality kicked in first to my mind when I got invited by some friends to Camarines Sur. I know this could be expensive but I was thinking of the adventure and fun that I would be missing if I would not join them. It promised nature trip and most of all the challenge that I would be facing when I would get my feet on a wakeboard.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Allegory of the Rabbit Snake

Honesty is the best policy if served at the right time.

“Master, talk to us about honesty.” He asked. “I could not talk about honesty my young apprentice. ” I replied. “But why master? Men who have met you admire your forthrightness. Sure it does not insult but rather enlightens.” He insisted. “My apprentice, not everyone that hears listens.” I calmly said. “But master…”

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Nerve

If there’s this person who wants to meet us, give him credit for that for he is one brave soul.

"The nerve". That is all you can say when you finally meet the person whom you have been communicating with on an online social network if he or she doesn’t fit the picture that he or she posted on the website. Consequently, the next best thing you should do is walk-out. Is that what you did?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

CAMSUR: Caramoan

ang caramoan ay hindi isla na una kung inakala. para lang siyang laiya sa batangas at ang kaibahan lang ay bangka ang pinakainam na sasakyan para ito ay puntahan dahil hindi maganda ang daanan papunta sa dinadayong atraksiyon nito. kaya ng makita ko ang pier inisip ko kaagad na di pa tapos ang biyahe namin.

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