EMO-EMOHAN lang TO!!!
Sometimes in our lives, there are things that we dont understand and other things that we dont know, and then we start asking questions.

Bilang isang OFW na napadpad sa malapit bundok ng tralala, halos wala na kaming alam na uso at kung ano ang in ngaun. Salamat na lamang at andiyan ang mundo sapot kung saan siya lang ang nagbibigay samin ng impormasyon sa bawat pangyayari sa ating bansa. Wala naman kaming maasahan sa mga palabas sa telebisyon dito sa kadahilanan ng tinatawag na 'language barrier'.

Sa aking paglalakbay sa mundo ng sapot, may mga salita at abrreviation akong di halos lubos maarok ng aking diwa.

Ano po ba ang PLU?
Ano po yung palabas na BOF?
Sino po si Shivaker?
May Jolina palang pangalan ng bagyo.
Ano po si kimidora?

Minsan nga naiisip ko saan na ba kong planeta ngayon naroroon. Saan na ba ang narating ko ngayon? Paano na iyong mga walang hilig at di marunong gumamit ng computer? Sabi nga ng ibang kasama ko dito, 'nakakabobo naman dito'. 'Bahay-trabaho, Trabaho-bahay lang'.

Wala lang. EMO-emohan lang. Kalungkot kase, waaaaaaaaaaaa...inaatake na naman ako ng homesick...

HAPPY WEEK END, BLOGGERS!!!

Yun lang...

Salamat.


SEDUCTION








>>>Hell, yeah an ESCAPE ARTIST...& slightly damaged straight shooter!!! LOLZ
TRIP LANG 'TO!!!

Kahapon, linggo habang papunta kami ng kaibigan ko para magsimba (na hindi naman kami umabot, dahil nasa kalagitnaan na ang misa at dahil nakasara ang simbahan, aircon kase, hindi na kami tumuloy sa mass. At dahil berdey ng anak ng kaibigan ko, at nagpromise siya na magsindi ng kandila sa loob ng simbahan, naghintay kami sa labas ng simbahan na parang mga batang quiapo, na nagaabang ng unang biktima.)

Habang nasa tren, papunta ng simbahan, nagpower trip kami, kasi ba naman sa dami ng tao sa tren at halos para kaming united colors of benetton, dahil sa iba-ibang lahi ang andun at iba-iba din amoy ang naamoy ko, nagtrip kami na bigyan ng theme song ang bawat makita naming kakaiba sa loob ng tren.

Heto ang ilan sa napagtripan namin.

1. Magdyowang Chinese na parang kinukulit si babae na maghotel.

Theme Song: IBIGAY MO NA by Jessa Zaragosa
Chorus: Ibigay mo na
Sa akin ang iyong tilapya
Nang maupakan at matikman ko na....

Comment: Ulit-ulitin ang koro hanggang sa pumayag

2. Misis na Chinese na mukhang di kuntento sa kanyang mister (na nahuli kong pasulyap sulyap sa bukol ng isang pinoy).

Theme Song: PAKISABI NA LANG by Aiza
Stanza I: May sikreto akong sasabihin sa 'yo
Ito'y isang lihim
Itinagong kay tagal
Supot ka pala mahal
Comment: Pwede rin na -Bading ka pala mahal

3. Pinay na halos hindi na makahinga dahil sa katabing Thailander na pagkatapos lulunin ang bato ni darna ay nagpasabog ng sanlaksang super power.

Theme Song: PAKISABI NA LANG ulit, ngayon me koro na
Stanza I: May sikreto akong sasabihin sa 'yo
Ito'y isang lihim
Itinagong kay tagal
May putok ka pala mahal
Chorus: Pakitawas na lang
Huwag mag-alala
Di ito makikita
Alam kong ito'y mabaho
At di na mababago
Ganun pa man...
Pakitawas na lang.
Comment: Hindi ako makacomment kase hanggang sa pwesto ko abot ang superpowers niya.

4. Thailand gay na mukhang hanggang tenga ang ngiti at sa pagitan ng kanyang mga ngipin may mga parang black akong napansin...parang balahibo ata.

Theme Song: NILUNOK KONG LAHAT by Mae Rivera
Stanza I: Nilunok kong lahat
At hindi nagtira
Pagka't t-mode mo'y
Malapot at masustansya

Comment: Urgghh waaa...Yakkk

5. Grupo ng kabataang Chinese na mga mukhang kalansay ang itsura at mukhang hanger habang nakatayo sa istribo ng tren..

Theme Song: DADALHIN by Regine Velasquez
Chorus: Dadalhin kita sa aming banyo
Dadalhin hanggang tooter ay maitago
Ang lahat ng itoy pinangako mo
Dadalhin lang pala sa hangin
Ng ebak mo...
Comment: Wag magjajaming sa loob ng CR, lalo nat hindi naiflush ang bowl.

Nang babanat pa ng isa ang kaibigan ko dahil nakakita siya ng isang Vietnamese na mukhang balo, napansin ko at narinig ko ang recorded na boses ng isang babae na nagsasabin 'Kou ni keh, Chuli, kou ni ka wa, Kuai tao laeh' meaning, were now at chungli station. Sabay baba, paghinto ng tren.
NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE & MORE THAN ENOUGH
The OLD Hukou Church, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Marami sa atin usually nagpupunta lang ng simbahan kapag may hihilingin sa KANYA. Marami sa atin ang mabilis magtampo at mag-alinlangan kapag hindi napagbigyan ang ating mga kahilingan. Samantalang kung tutuusin ang araw-araw nating buhay o ang paggising natin sa umaga ng humihinga ay isang magandang biyaya mula sa Diyos.

In connection on Possible/Imposible of kuya Marco Paolo of A Journey of My Simple Life, I' d like to share my own personal story. Long time ago, theres an oppurtunity came on me, an oppurtunity to work in Canada. So I asked for Him, if this is for me, give me a sign if i need to continue or not. Then I asked my mom and dad, back in the Philippines, if they wanted that too, and then they said, 'GO, we'll gonna help you financially'. When the time, my agent need the half of my payment, they gave it. And I'm happy for that because HE & my supportive parents never failed to help me.

The thing is this, I have the first half but I don't have the second half and for 3 months now from the time I paid my first, my contact never emailed or PM'ed me if my application is still in progress. So the picture above, where I served as a Choir Member since 2006, served as the only witnessed of my silent cries & sentiments regarding this Canada thing. For 3 months of not hearing any news & updates, I had'nt loose my faith on HIM, that one time, in due time, all will gonna be OK. So yesterday, as I hurried to go to work, my agent left a message on my YM that my papers will gonna released next week, in addition to that, the coordinator of the dormitory where I live, said, that the gov't TAX refund will also release by next week, and when I saw the amount of that refund, that will exact the amount I needed for my second payment. How happy I was upon hearing those good news and I can't stop silently uttered my unending thanks for HIM, as I go to my jobsite, because He never failed to help me.

See I wish for one, but He gave it twice & more than enough. Let HIM do all the best, and patiently wait because GOD knows what is the best for us. Never loose faith, everything is possible with HIM.


PURPOSE of LIFE
Haizzzt... its been a while, pero parang month na ang nakalipas buhat ng hindi ako mgblog ah...

Well eniweiz (to the tuned of jimmy santos), early this morning, as I go downtown county to photocopied my papers for Canada. I saw this lady, a member of jehova's witness walking towards my direction. Ewan ko ba, kung bakit that time hindi ako umiwas, bagkus sinalubong ko pa siya, kasi alam nyo naman sila usually bibigyan ka ng kanilang mga leaflets, then matutungo sa pagbabasa ng good news, then in the end, minsan need some donation. Sa Manila usually ganun, knocking on your door, taz sasabihin ng nasa loob ng bahay, 'walang tao'. Joke, hehehe. I'm not against on the other religious sects, actually I admired some of them kase gaano man kahectic yung sked nila sa work or sa family, andun pa rin yung para sa KANYA. Isa pa I believed naman na whatever group are you into, theres only one Jesus Christ that we believed in.

Back to the tuning (parang radio), as the young lady in her mid-twenties approached towards me, she gave me a copy of their supplements, at walang pagaalinlangan kinuha ko iyon and what is written on the cover page is this... WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE? How can you find it? Good question di ba...

We all know that we are living in this world with a purpose, ultimong insekto at mga may buhay na kinaiinisan natin may mga purpose. I believed people have their own destiny & purpose. Ikaw malay mo ang purpose mo pala is yung 'greater power, greater responsibility' di ba ansaya. Many of us feels that the main purpose in living is to acquire material wealth. We believed that this can lead to a happy & meaningful life. But then, hindi yan ang point ko, pero totoo yan.

How can you refused to accept the thing that she offered if, kasingganda naman ni G Toengi ang magbibigay sa iyo. (laglag ang aking panga habang inaabot niya ang leaflets, tulo laway pa!) Para tuloy gusto ko na ring kuhanin yung iba pang leaflets na dala niya, kahit hindi pa dapat ibigay. So , to cut the story short we exchange conversation on what, where, when at kung anu-ano pa. Siyempre di mawawala ang pamatay na question ng isang guy sa newly met friend (to be!) na 'may boypren ka na ba?' (with GAMEKNB sound effect,nasa tapat kame ng Filipino store at GAMEKNB ang palabas). At nang akmang sasagot na siya, dumating ang isang di-kagawapuhang guy (tall,dark &.... dark!!!) sa gitna ng conversation namin, at sabay pakilala sakin na, 'ay siyanga pala asawa ko'. Nanlumo naman ako sa sinabi niya, at sabay sabing 'ate, tenk you dito ha'.

Habang nagbabyke papauwi, pilit kong iniisip kung bakit minsan yung mga magaganda ay karaniwang sa mga medyo di kagwapuhang lalaki napupunta. Siguro they are somehow, someway connected. Siguro iyon ang destiny at purpose ng girl, kase ng iwan ko sila they're both happy & contented.

Ako kaya, kelan ko kaya makikita yung di masyadong kagandahan babae!!! Naks, feeling pogi ako ah...hehehe. Joke coz' at this moment in time , I already found her.


TONGUE TWISTER II
Dahil wala na namang supply ng kuryente ngayong araw na ito (power shortage due to typhoon Mora Kot that devastates the southern part of Taiwan), wala akong maisip maisulat ng matino kaya pagtiyagaan na lang ulit nating i-exercise ang ating mga dila through this tongue twister...


The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.


P.S.: Lets put ourself in silence after reading this tongue twister to offer our symphathy to our fellow Filipino-Chinese brothers who lost their families on that typhoon. Great damage has been done on infrastracture and EMOtions left by typhoon Mora Kot which means "emerald" in the Thai language, first struck the Philippines, where 22 died, after the typhoon hit Taiwan.
STRUGGLING BATANGENYO II
Ang isang blogistang batangenyo, hindi makukumpleto ang kanyang blog kung wala nito, Diksyunaryong Batangas, o di kayang Kaalamang Pangbatangas, sa iba naman ay Batangas Words of Wisdom. At para maging isang ganap na blogistang BATANG, gumawa din ako (all on list are usually used in my hometown), hindi ata 'to pahuhuli...hehehehe. At ito ay tinatawag kong BATANGAS DIK...listahan ng nawawalang salita mula sa baul ni lolo Apolinario.
  1. TAGAY - nakababatang kapatid na babae.
  2. KATANG - talangka.
  3. ULBO/KURAL - kulungan ng baboy.
  4. TANGKAL - kulungan ng manok.
  5. BARINGGAHAN - sink/lababo.
  6. SALAPE - singkwenta.
  7. ARILYOS - hikaw.
  8. APALYA - ampalaya.
  9. LAMUKOT - laman ng langka.
  10. SALAY - tanglad/lemon grass.
  11. ASBAG - yabang.
  12. TILAS - higad.
  13. IRIT - tili.
  14. BUMBA - poso.
  15. KILITIW - kuliti.
  16. LAGNAS - usually isang daanan ng baha mula sa bundok papuntang dagat.
  17. PARAGOS - maliit n parang kariton ng hinihila ng baka (means of transpo ng mga nasa paanan ng bundok, wala na ngaun nito).
  18. KINGKI - lampara.
  19. BILOT - tuta.
  20. LAYWAN - swarm of bees.
  21. MABUROK - maumbok.
  22. GATO - bulok or mahinang parte ng kahoy.
  23. TIBIG - patintero.
  24. TAKLUBAN - takipan.
  25. SANLAY - suman na di pa nababalot.
  26. BUGNOY - bulok na nyog.
  27. SAPAK or SAPAK BARO - larong piko.
  28. MALUKOM - pinggan na medyo malalim.
  29. MALANDAY - pinggan na medyo mababaw.
  30. UHOD - uod.

Ilan lang ang mga ito mula sa baul ng kaalaman ng aking lolo. Nawa'y nakapaghatid ito ng mumunting kaalaman ng mula sa aming probinsya. At mula dito masasabing ko sa sarili ko na...

I'm PROUD to be BATANGUENO.

P.S. HAPPY FIESTA (AUG.16) NGA PALA SA LAHAT NG BLOGISTANG LEMERENYO.

A MILLION MEAL!!!
Sometimes in our life we seek for an explanation, we need someone to explained whats going on and whats happening. Early this morning, as i red daily news on the internet through the INQUIRER.net, I found out this article on a large size font...


Arroyo dined for P1M in New York—report
Critics: ‘Lavish’ meal in bad taste


Spending money for a lavish meal, while our country experiencing economic downturns?

That's too much!!! Moreover, not only our very own president but also her bunch of clonnies.


From the report of Richard Johnson on his page six article of 'Eat and Drink' section of NY Post, he said that, "The economic downturn hasn't persuaded everyone to pinch pennies. Philippines President Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was at Le Cirque the other night with a large entourage enjoying the good life, even though the former comptroller of her country's armed services, Carlos Garcia, was found guilty earlier this year of per jury and two of his sons were arrested in the US on bulk cash-smuggling charges. Macapagal-Arroyo ordered several bottles of very expensive wine, pushing the dinner tab up to $20,000". (
http://www.nypost.com/seven/08072009...ink_183333.htm).

Wow 20,000 dollars, if you estimated it to urban people almost 10 to 15,000 Filipinos will rendered on that money. Thanks to Filipino tax payers, this is their money, our hardwork.

Then they explained, its just a meal, a dinner, a simple and pure. WTF.

TOUNGUE TWISTER
As I hopped through web, this ones caught my attention. What is the most difficult tounge twister ever in English? (I remember the times when I'm applying in a Call Canter) If you dont know, well, try this...

"Three Swedish switched witches watch three Swiss Swatch watches switches. Which Swedish switched witch watch which Swiss Swatch watch witch?"

Hirap noh!!!
STRUGGLING BATANGUENO
Batangenyo ako...

Ako po’y mula sa kanlurang BATANGAS.
Ama ko'y purong batangenyo.
Ang Ina ko'y mula sa kabilang ibayo.
Sa puntong 'ALA eh! batangas po ay kilala

Sa Kapeng barako kayo'y ga’y nahalina.
Balisong at Bagoong ay nais pong ipakilala.
Ganda ng dagat ay dinarayo pa.
Ng mga turistang mula sa Maynila.

Gobernador nami'y ga’y si ATE VI
Ala ay Iniwan ang movie industry.
Para ga sa Batangas ay magsilbi.
Masipag, tapat at matiyaga, iyang si ate Vi

Ngayon po akoy naandine sa ibayong dagat
Nakikipagsapalaran at nagbabakasaling marangyang buhay ay makamtan
Hirap at lungkot dito ay aking kalaban.
Dito mismo sa lupang dilaw (Chinese).

Upang kalungkuta’y maibsan
Bimili ng laptop.
At doon, blogosperyo’y nakilala
Maraming kwento. Maraming ngiti ditoy nakita.

Ibat-ibang lugar, iba-ibang kwento
Gayundin ang opinion nang aking mga kapwa OFW.
Sa pamamagitan ng letra,
Hinaing at sama ng loob dito ay naipapakita.

Salamat sa mundo ng sapot at ka’y blogosperyo
Lungkot ay inyong napawi
Sa mga kwentong mula sa aking kababayan

Akoy magpapaalam, na
Sapagkat akoy may pasok pa.
Salamat kaibigan sa pagbabasa
Ng aking tulang walang kwenta.
For CHIKLETZ...
March 2, 2009. That was the exact date when I joined or let say, signed in as SCOFIELD_JR to JUSTINTV. That date also was the time I met a lot of Filipinos around the world, with their different stories. They are at one channel called pinaychanneldotcom that feeding live, the kapuso channel station or better known in the Philippines as GMA-7. Aside from the live streaming coming from the Philippines, this channel has a chat box near the main screen of the feed. Almost half of the chatters & viewers are from abroad or should I say Filipinos working abroad, in short OFW.

There I met CHIKLETZ of my orange vest. She's from USA as she always says. With a simple picture she had in her avatar, I felt in love with her (joke), well truthfully speaking she's one of nicest person that I met on chatworld together with the others from Japan & Israel. I felt comfortable making 'asar' and cracking some jokes with her because she knows how to go, with in the flow. From then on, we became friends (hope that she felt the same way...hehehe). Until one time, she introduced me to the blogging world through "My Orange Vest" (kinailangan pa namin siyang iboto, para makamit nya yung isa sa mga awards niya...dun yun sa composed gentleman ata yun...), well actually she deserved to have that award because she dont like yellow...hehehe, it simply because shes not only one of a kind, shes on the other kind (parang alien...hehehe), an alien travelling in a vast space of knowledge (o ayan compliment yan ha). Anyways, this one I wrote, is my way of saying i love you (joke...hehehe, baka magalit GF ko), this is my way of saying thank you that I'm here on the blogsphere.

Gracias Mucho!!!
AKO MISMO!!!
Minsan sa ating buhay kelangan natin ng pagbabago.
Pagbabagong ispiritwal.
Pagbabagong pansarili.
Pagbabagong pang bayan.
Pagbabago ng pananaw.
Pagbabago ng ayos sa bahay.
Minsan pa nga pangbabagong anyo (like Rustom).

Marami sa atin ang nais ay pagbabagong panlipunan.
Sa kabila ng krisis, andyan pa din ang ating pag-asa na sana minsan, magbago ang lahat.
Napakasarap isipin na ang isang bansang malaya na minsan ng ipinagtanggol ang demokrasya, na nalugmok sa korupsyon at inggit ay muling babangon at magiging payapa.
Napakasarap ding isipin na ang bawat isa sa atin ay may kanya-kanyang responsibilidad upang matupad ang pinakamimithing pagbabago sa demokrasya man o pang bayan.

Kung tutuusin hindi mahirap ang magbago.
Sa ating pananamit. Sa ating itsura. Sa ating katropa. Sa ating kaklase.
Minsan pa nga pati ugali kaya nating baguhin.
Pero bakit hirap na hirap tayong baguhin ang ating hindi nakasanayan.

Siguro kulang lang tayo sa disiplina.
Siguro kulang lang tayo sa tiwala sa sarili at sa kapwa.
Siguro hindi pa tayo handa sa pagbabago.
O di kaya naman ay ayaw natin ng pagbabago.

2010. Taon ng pagbabago. Panahon ng pagbabago.
Taon para pumili ng taong babago sa bayan.
Heto na naman ang taon kung saan pipili tayo ng taong ating pagkakatiwalaan.
Pagkakatiwalaan ng bayan. Ng bansa. Ng ating sarili. Ng bukas para sa ating mga anak at ng mga susunod pang salinlahi.
Taon para pumili ng mahusay na magbibigay ng matiwasay na bansa, bayan at lipunan.

Kaya ikaw kabayan saan ka man mundo.
Sa Pilipinas at sa ibang bansa man.
Wag sayangin ang karapatan pumili ng daan tungo sa pagbabago.
Dahil AKO MISMO ay sinimulan na ang pagbabago (dito mismo sa template ng blogsite ko!)

At AKO MISMO ay boboto sa 2010.
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WHO I AM?
Seeing this video by Casting Crowns made me think over & over who really i am.

If others saw me as nobody, He always saw me as somebody.
If others looked on what riches you have, He looked on how humble you are.

In times of falling, He's always there to catch us up.
Two hands. One heart. One life. To offer You...

It touched my heart & soul, hope it touches yours!!!

MARIA CORAZON COJUANGCO AQUINO(1933~2009)
"Then think that every time, alone in darkness, someone finds the courage to take a stand against the arrogance of power or lifts one hesitant hand against the tyranny of mad momentum, there is a monument. And there. And there. "

TRIUMPH OF PERSEVERANCE AND HOPE

My parents, especially my mother, taught me the value of hard work and to persevere in whatever it is that I set out to do. And from my father, I learned what kindness, patience and humility are all about.

When I married Ninoy, my conscious world went beyond that of the family and the family business. I married a dedicated politician in the best sense of the word, a worker in politics. He, too, taught me to persevere in a good cause. I was lucky, for although he died before his persistence paid off, I lived to see it happen.

When I look back now on all those years -- waiting outside the prison to see my husband, waiting in the house in Boston for the confirmation of his death, waiting for the dictator to blink in our face-off (because I certainly wouldn't), facing down the military rebels -- I realize how really hard it is to come by freedom and democracy. And that it is mainly by perseverance that one is won and the other is kept.

Some leaders, like Mr. Mandela, had to fight much longer for them. He had to suffer personally much more, too. Twenty seven years as a prisoner in pitch-black confinement or in the bright blinding wastes of the South African pit mines. But the sweet taste of winning back freedom and gaining democracy for his South Africa must have been multiplied a hundred fold for every minute spent in prison.

There are still a number of leaders who have not lost their will to fight, who still display the proud perseverance to win their country's freedom. We cannot help but think of Burma and Aung Sang Suu Kyi.

Each national experience of winning freedom is unique. But I offer my country's story for the hope it offers, in whatever measure, of the triumph of perseverance and hope. My deepest appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the Fulbright Association for this great honor, at this time in my life. It will send the message to my people and to other peoples less fortunate than they, in Burma and other places. The message is that the struggle never ends, the work is never finished, nor does the task devolve mainly on the great. It belongs rather to ordinary people, the improvement of whose lives is this Prize's main concern.

Today is my wedding anniversary, which brings to mind the other half who may well be here and the words of a moving poem for J. William Fulbright:

"Then think that every time, alone in darkness, someone finds the courage to take a stand against the arrogance of power or lifts one hesitant hand against the tyranny of mad momentum, there is a monument. And there. And there. "

Two statues stand in different squares, one in Arkansas, the other in my country; the distance and the years between them gone. One is of a man who worked to make the human spirit nobler and the other of one who showed it could be done.

Thank you again for this great honor, and God bless you all.

Sources: Speech can also be found at http://www.fulbrightalumni.org/olc/pub/FBA/fulbright_prize/aquino_address.html.

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INA. ANAK. KAPATID. ASAWA. KAIBIGAN. ALAGAD NG DIYOS. LEADER. CORAZON "CORY AQUINO". ANUMAN AT SAAN KA MAN NAROROON, KAIBIGAN, KAPAMILYA AT KAPUSO KA NAMIN SAAN MAN SA MUNDO. YOU'LL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEART.

SALAMAT!!!!

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