23 10 2007


i received great news early today, that a friend of mine, miong, won in the philippine bidchallenge 2007… and so, we just spent the day chit-chatting bout what had happened during the awarding, and man, he really sounded so hyper.  he’s on a high… ay, it’s just nice to know that hard work really does pay off…  especially for a young entrepreneur like him.  i hope and pray that this thing paves way for grander things for the guy, so he’d be a real inspiration to the people he employs. by the way, give him some love and buy some Kingsgrill. lol, commercial. haha.

dont know what it is, maybe the economy, but a lot of my friends are becoming business-minded…  a girl friend of mine, dhey, sent me a message askin me if i wanna share a booth with her for this one bazaar.  begged off as i got nothing to sell right now. told her i’d give her a ring once the bazaar thing we’re planning at the office pushes through this December.

 then my other friend, riz, wanted to do business too…  despite the fact that she’s earning a lot as a scriptwriter for a major tv station.  i suggested we go and try to be a mini-pr group, since we’re communication majors, but i think she wants us to try our luck as publishers instead. well, why not.  one of these days, im gonna try and do some research to make sure we’d do good. now, this gets me to realize that miong’s right, that i ough tto be thinking of starting a business while im young.

… which means i have to be serious when thinking business.  i do have some sidejobs — designing posters, logos, blah blah (blacksheep? lol) but i believe i could do more.

side note: we had a birthday celebration yesterday at the office, and it was fun.  tito tony (who celebrates his birthday today) prepared super sarap food… ansaya-saya! 🙂


20 10 2007

the year that was.

if i were to write a book, my twenty-seventh year would take most of the pages…  ive experienced some major transformation, from spiritual beliefs to convictions where life is concerned.

this year, i learned that it is just as important to take care of myself as it is to take care of other people.

i was so focused with my career that my life took a turn to the worse… i got rushed to the hospital (almost near death, or so i thought it was)… the doctors found nothing wrong and ruled out i have this anxiety “thing”. for weeks, i was under medication — took depressants to stabilize my condition… i couldnt go out alone, for i was too scared i might just stop breathing and die on the spot. i saw a shrink who told me it was mind over matter, but how could she know if she doesnt even know how it feels.

a few days ago, i met a wise man, whose surname would command the utmost respect of the country’s richest of the rich. we were both invited as speakers for the ecology event of this school in Antipolo.  He was sharing with us his life, how he’s blessed, and how he gives back the glory by telling people to just leave everything to God. He talked about natural healing so I asked him the cure for anxiety.  “Trust God wholeheartedly,” he said — and i understood.

It’s weird but God really has His way of telling us to stop doing the foolish things that we do.

Let me share a message from a friend:

Sometimes, God breaks our spirit to save our soul… Sometimes, He breaks our heart to make us whole… Sometimes, He sends us pain so we can be stronger… Sometimes, He sends us failures so we can be humble… Sometimes, he sends us illness so we can take better care of ourselves… Sometimes, He takes everything away from us so we can learn the value of everything we have…

So dare to trust Him completely in all.

im blessed. 

I’m still here.  And slowly, Im trying to redeem myself, to start being the much nicer person i once was.  Now, i turned twenty-eight and we had but a simple celebration at home… my family’s complete.  My friends greeted me, and one of my closest friends dropped by (we just moved, nobody knows where I live now, and I havent been telling my friends about our new place either, just this one). 

Brought me a little present —  a book on watercolors… as if my twentyeighth will be painted with love in warm colors, the way i wanted my canvas to be. 

this i pray…

21 07 2007

green army.

last week, was  a guest lecturer, talked about environmental protection, for military officers in quezon city.  it was my first to speak in front of hmmnn.. ‘men in uniform’, twas an enjoyable first.

the boys were both serious and fun, totally opposite of how military guys are portrayed on tv.  id say they really listened, looked really interested (asked a lot of questions) — well, probably caused they knew i handed over a set of questionnaire to their Head, for some sort of a 50-item objective exam (the lecture’s part of their schooling program).  lol.

15 07 2007

maging malayo ka man.

it’s the christening of my new inaanak, baby dash, today… 

my friend riz and i went all the way to calauan, laguna to attend the ceremony, and of course, to eat-and-run. lol. it’s been years since i last saw my new kumare and kumpare,  so it’s a no-brainer we’d be there.

it was crazy!  pareng (naks) mon’s grown to be an even funnier guy than when we first met him.  parang adik nung mismong binyag. and so everybody had a blast.  that’s the kind of celeb i want.  as in everybody happy.

we decided to take the bus going there (riz didnt know the way + save save save gas!!!), but good thing this one visitor was gracious enough to take us back to manila.  hehehe.  ambait.

welcome to the christian world, dash!  pakabait ka gaya ng mga magulang mo. hahaha.

13 07 2007


was in bataan the whole day thursday for an environmental workshop.  we were invited to conduct a lecture for the people in limay, and so we went there, in full gear, and did our thing. 

i believe the workshop had been really productive, especially with the outputs (commitment and learnings) given by the people of limay.  they said they would start doing campaigns on proper waste management, and air and water management, for their children.

ansayasaya. 🙂

8 07 2007

winning in a tv-text contest.

insomniacs, here’s one way for you to get some moohlah – games uplate

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i dont know how mama discovered the show, but from time to time, she’s been sending text entries there — and last night (after i think, a week) she won 600-pesos worth of load.  hahaha. 

it was too funny…  a blooper even cause mama said “good afternoon, jamie” in the middle of the night.  hahaha.  the prize, however, is still yet to be given to mama.  ansaya talaga. funny.

how to join Games Uplate Live? Just text UP to 2366.

7 07 2007

ms. personality.

i took this personality slash survey test from bbc, and it says im a “leader”.

Here’s a link to the test: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/whatamilike .

My Results:

Your answers suggest you are a Leader.

The four aspects that make up this personality type are:


Summary of Leaders

– Natural managers who strive for efficiency
– See the big picture and make strategic plans for the future
– Think of themselves as bright, independent and logical
– May overlook other people’s need for emotional support

More about Leaders

Leaders are strategic thinkers, planning ahead and anticipating difficulties. They quickly spot inefficiency and organise people to make improvements. Leaders like solving problems at the organisational level, but would rather leave the detailed work to others.

“Leaders are most likely to say they enjoy their job, according to a UK survey. “

Leaders enjoy discussing complex issues and will challenge people’s views to spark a debate. They admire people who defend their beliefs by arguing persuasively.

In situations where they can’t use their talents or are unappreciated, Leaders may become detached, critical or aggressive. Under extreme stress, Leaders may feel isolated and doubt their abilities.

Leaders are often so ambitious in their careers that they sacrifice their personal life in the process.

Leader Careers

Leaders are often drawn to jobs in management where logical analysis and strategic planning are required.

It’s important to remember that no survey can predict personality type with 100 percent accuracy. Experts say that we should use personality type to better understand ourselves and others, but shouldn’t feel restricted by our results.