Tuesday, December 15, 2009

blogging lag... holiday rush... etc...

haven't been blogging lately for the reason that, one, my headset here at work is not working anymore so i can't do my regular music posts. how am i supposed to know if the video i will post sounds okay if i can't even hear it. i don't know when they are going to buy me a new one, so i guess my song posts will be on hold for a while. hay.... two, i've been busy preparing some stuff for work, both work deadlines and christmas party preparations. i've also been busy with my own personal preparations for the holiday season and some trips. well, i guess everybody is, specially at this time of the year.

my mom and i have also been kinda busy buying stuff these past weekends, so we've been frequenting the malls. we're not really buying that much gifts since we don't really have many to give presents to since we hardly see old friends or relatives. i myself haven't really been buying gifts for my godchildren since in my experience the past years, my gifts were just wasted or outgrown since they nor their parents don't really find the time to see me or meet up. maybe if i have a car, i would've played santa and drop every gift to their houses. but then again, that will be too tiring and impractical wouldn't it? my godchildren live all over the metro. don't tell me i have to drive from the north, where i live, all the way down south. i even have some godchildren living off town or i think even out of the country, so how's that? so much for being santa alright! sigh... gone are the days when godchildren visit each and every godparent during christmas time. well, i can't blame these kids or their parents. who would want to go visit his/her godparents if they will just hide from you?

in my opinion, parents should get really close friends for godparents to their children, those whom they really trust and with whom they maintain a connection with throughout the years. besides, that's the real meaning of being a godparent, isn't it? a godparent is supposedly someone who can also be a parent to your child. it is not some fund raising activity of sorts, or a parade of wealthy and well-known individuals posing for the christening pictures. unless you expect someone to bail out your kid if ever he gets into trouble, well then ya, i can understand why you get a congressman, or even a president! oh well...

anyhow, after a few weekends that mom and i have been going to the mall, it was only this last one that i was able to bring my digicam, accidentally. it was in my bag because i went to conspi's anniversary the night before. although i never took any pic that night. ya, i know. weird. haha... there's nothing to take pictures of anyway. oh, but that's another story. anyway, it was good that i remembered that i had the cam in my bag, so i took some shots of the food we ate at a new thai resturant at sm city north edsa, the block named jatujak. i haven't done food blogging in a while. so, i hope this is a good jumpstart since the lag.

i can say that the food is nice, though i didn't like how they prepared the pad thai noodles i ordered. it's too sweet for me. the best tasting food of all our orders was the one i wasn't able to take a shot of. i was too hungry already since i didn't have breakfast. hahaha... i forget the name of it, but it has crispy fish flakes on top and underneath is shredded green mangoes. yum! i will definitely go there again to try the other kinds they offer in their menu.

i like what they did to their ceiling. simple but nice.

thai iced tea

the pad thai noodles i ordered

Add Video rice served in a nice silver cup

my mom ordered crispy pork something... i forget the name. hehe... it's very, very crunchy like chicharon, but not oily. :)

i love that cute little purple elephant.. hihi....

it was a great thai food experience and i hope to taste more of jatujak's food in the future! so to the purple baby elephant... see you soon! :)

Monday, December 07, 2009

conspiracy december 2009 gig sked

1 (Tue) - Writers Night (Lirahan) 7-9pm/Rockbato
2 (W) - Noel Cabangon
3 (Thu) - Light it Up: Christian Musicians Night
4 (Fri) - Republika ng Musika: Makiling, Syalam & Kadangyan
5 (Sat) - Comedy Night: Mike Unson, Stanley Chi & Friends in Front Act Live! Year-end Special
6 (Sun) - Gospel jam (5-8pm)
7 (M) - 3P
8 (Tue) - Writers Night (KM64) 7-9pm/Toto Sorioso
9 (W) - Noel Cabangon
10 (Thu) - Jun Utleg
11 (F) - Joey Ayala / Conspiracy 6th Anniversary Celebration! Come and join the fun!
12 (Sat) - Cynthia Alexander
13 (Sun) - Gospel Jam (5-8pm)
14 (M) - Piano Night with Rica Arambulo
15 (Tue) - Writers Night (Kamakataan) 7-9pm/Blues Night: Blue Yule
16 (W) - Noel Cabangon
17 (Th)- RJ Jmnz
18 (F)- Bayang Barrios & Mike Villegas
19 (Sat) Cynthia Alexander
20 (Sun)- Gospel Jam (5-8pm)
21 (M) - Songwriters Night
22 (Tue) Writers Night/ Vintage Band
23 (W)- Noel Cabangon
24 (Th)- CLOSED
25 (F)- CLOSED
26 (Sat) - Cynthia Alexander
27 (Sun) - Gospel Jam (5-8pm)
28 (M) - Mars Garcia
29 (Tue) - Ray Olaguer
30 (Wed) - Noel Cabangon
31 (Thu) - CLOSED

Conspiracy Garden Cafe
"...where real people, like you and i, converge and co-inspire..."
#59 Visayas Avenue, Brgy. Vasra, Quezon City
for inquiries/reservations: 9206517

Friday, November 06, 2009

conspiracy november 2009 gig sked

1 (Sun) - CLOSED
3 (Tue) - Writers Night (KM 64) 7-9pm / 3P
4 (W) - Noel Cabangon
5 (Thu) - Michael Puyat
6 (Fri) - Nicole and Carlo David/Layag
7 (Sat) - Project Mayhem Acoustic
8 (Sun) - Gospel jam (5-8pm)
9 (M) - Mars Garcia
10 (Tue) - Writers Night (Kaligiran Jam) 7-9pm / Toto Sorioso
11 (W) - Noel Cabangon
12 (Thu) - Rockbato
13 (F) - WOMBROCK feat. Tao Aves, DeLara & Kevin Roy@Kez
14 (Sat) - Cynthia Alexander
15 (Sun) - Gospel Jam (5-8pm)
16 (M) - Standards Night with the JCO Razon Trio
17 (Tue) - Writers Night (Lirahan) 7-9pm / Vintage Band
18 (W) - Noel Cabangon
19 (Th)- RJ Jmnz
20 (F)- Brazilian Night: Bossa Nova & Samba Music feat. GUARANA
21 (Sat) Comedy Night: Mike Unson and Cohorts with Stanley Chi, Derf Hebrado, Uli Oposa and LC Reklamo
22 (Sun)- Gospel Jam (5-8pm)
23 (M) - Songwriters Night
24 (Tue) Writers Night (CDC sa Conspi and JKris Abaya) / Cooky Chua & Mike Villegas
25 (W)- Noel Cabangon
26 (Th)- Ray Olaguer
27 (F)- Joey Ayala
28 (Sat) - Cynthia Alexander
29 (Sun) - Gospel Jam (5-8pm)
30 (Mon) - Diyosa

Conspiracy Garden Cafe
"...where real people, like you and i, converge and co-inspire..."
#59 Visayas Avenue, Brgy. Vasra, Quezon City
for inquiries/reservations: 9206517

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

"forever" by chris brown

1,2,3, 4..
hey (eh)
hey (eh)

it’s you, and me
movin' at the speed of light into eternity (yeah)
tonight, is the night
to join me in the middle of ecstacy
feel the melody and the rhythm of the music around you (around you)

i'ma take you there, i'ma take you there
so don’t be scared, i’m right here, ya ready?
we can go anywhere
go anywhere
but first, its your chance
take my hand
come with me

it’s like i waited my whole life
for this one night
it’s gonna be me you and the dance floor
cuz we only got one night
double your pleasure
double you fun
and dance forever ever ever
forever ever ever
forever ever ever
forever (forever)
ever ever ever
forever ever ever
forever ever ever
forever on the dance floor

feels like were on another level (ohh ahh)
feels like our loves intertwine
we can be two rebels
breakin' the rules
me and you
you and i
all you gotta do is watch me
look what I can do with my feet, baby
feel the beat inside
i’m drivin', you could take the front seat (front seat)
just need you to trust me (trust me)
girl girl girl
it’s like now

it’s like i waited my whole life (oh)
for this one night (one night)
it’s gonna be me you and the dance floor (dance floor)
cuz we only got one night (ohh)
double you pleasure
double your fun (yeah)
and dance forever ever ever (ohh)
forever ever ever (ever)
forever ever ever (ever)
Forever (forever)
Ever ever ever (ever)
forever ever ever (ever)
forever ever ever (ever)
forever on the dance floor

it’s a long way down
we so high off the ground
sendin' for an angel to bring me your heart
girl where did you come from?
got me so undone
gazin' in your eyes got me sayin'
what a beautiful lady
no ifs ands or maybes
i’m releasin' my heart
and it’s feelin' amazing
there's no one else that matters
you love me
and i wont let you fall girl
let you fall girl (ahh ohh oh oh yeah)
yeah, i wont let you fall
let you fall
let you fall (ohh ohh)
yeah yeah
yeah yeah

it’s like
it’s like i waited my whole life (whole life)
for this one night (one night)
it’s gonna be me you and the dance floor (me you and the dance floor)
cuz we only got one night
double your pleasure
double your fun
and dance forever ever ever
forever ever ever
forever ever ever
ever ever ever
forever ever ever
forever ever ever
forever on the dance floor

ohh oh oh oh oh oh ohhh yeah forever ever ever ever forever ever ohh

i've been hearing this song on the radio for quite a while already, but i haven't really been paying attention to it. it caught my attention when i watched a video on youtube about a wedding, having this song as a wedding march. i don't remember anymore how i came to find the video though, but it has been going around facebook for quite some time too.

i never really bothered to understand the lyrics of this song either, but while watching that wedding march video at youtube, i caught some of its lyrics. i tried to understand the lyrics to know why the couple picked the song as their wedding march. well why not? i heard such lines as: "it's like i waited my whole life for this one night, it's gonna be you and me and the dancefloor." oh yeah, most people wait their whole lives to finally tie the knot, isn't it? or just to find that one person they want to spend their whole lives with.

imagine a danceable tune for a wedding march... and of course, what kind of march do you expect? whoa! everybody danced their way to the altar of course! it was so cool, i swear. it even gave me goosebumps. i dunno why.

am not much of a dancing person, but i found the video very nice. while watching it, i was thinking that the usual solemnity we expect from a wedding doesn't always come in a very peaceful ceremony. like in this wedding for instance, even though the mood is very joyous and festive, i don't know why i felt a certain solemnity. maybe it's because i can see that the couple is truly happy about their union. it's not all the time you see that in couples getting married. i saw the genuine happiness that couples wanting to spend their lives together should exude.

i may never get married, but it's good to know that even if i don't i can say that am truly happy and i guess i may be in that state forever...

i was supposed to post this last friday, but i wasn't able to finish writing it since work was dismissed early. but i guess it's just timely and the delay is for the best. in the course of events this long weekend, i just realized few things again... that people really do just come in our lives for a reason. they don't come just because... or just for nothing.

i am glad to know that i have made good decisions in the past, and the right ones at that. it was good that i have realized who people really are early, so that i wouldn't waste much of my precious time with them. in fact, i even find more and more reasons to validate my past decisions further more... thank God that i have done the right things! even if i may have started with a wrong foot at times, at least am proud to have ended things right and with a clear conscience.

people at times are too good to be true... they don't really seem who they are when they are with you. sometimes, you come to know better of them when they are far away from you. and this makes you think and say: "hell, i am really glad you're out of my life!" ...oh, and am much happy now... really! am better off with no liars and people who pretend they really care for you when they actually don't. people who suck big time behind your back.

anyhow, enough wasting blog space for worthless things. i guess, we sometimes have to meet the wrong and worst people there are to prepare us for our true happiness... that makes us realize and see things we haven't seen before.

"it’s like i waited my whole life
for this one night
it’s gonna be me you and the dance floor..."

i don't really dance... but ya, am willing to dance my whole life with you....

"....forever on the dance floor."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"gorecki" by lamb


if i should die this very moment
i wouldn't fear
for i've never known completeness
like being here
wrapped in the warmth of you
loving every breath of you
still my heart this moment
or it might burst
could we stay right here
until the end of time until the earth stops turning
wanna love you 'till the seas run dry
i've found the one i've waited for

all this time i've loved you
and never known your face
all this time i've missed you
and searched this human race
here is true peace
here my heart knows calm
safe in your soul
bathed in your sighs
wanna stay right here
until the end of time
'til the earth stops turning
gonna love you until the seas run dry
i've found the one i've waited for

the one i've waited for

all i've known
all i've done
all i've felt was leading to this
all i've known
all i've done
all i've felt was leading to this
wanna stay right here
'til' the end of time 'till the earth stops turning
i'm gonna love you till the seas run dry
i've found the one I've waited for
the one i've waited for
the one i've waited for

wanna stay right here
'til the end of time 'till the earth stops turning
i'm gonna love you till the seas run dry
i've found the one i've waited for
the one i've waited for
the one i've waited for

it's been a long while since i have blogged again... there may be so many topics to write about or songs to post, but i couldn't find myself to write. the things that have happened in the past weeks have left me first, dumbfounded, then in deep contemplation.

i have always known that life is short. death can come to anyone at anytime. but i never imagined myself dying tragically. as dramatic or artistic as i may seem to be, i don't desire neither a dramatic nor artistic ending. if i can choose my own, i want it as simple, as silent, and as painless as it can be.

but even those who drowned and left with Ondoy and Pepeng must have also wished a happy and peaceful kind of dying. they, too, never thought that they would pass that way. and if i was one of them, would i be ready? i never feared dying, per se. but would i be ready for a death as sudden? and as helpless? see, i never really learned how to swim. i can float and manage a few strokes, yes. but these meager skills can't save me from drowning from the floods of Ondoy or Pepeng. much as i wanted passing on peacefully, what would i do in such a situation? how 'bout my loved ones, would i be able to help them?

living life is already hard in itself. i don't understand why dying can be as hard or even harder. what's with all the things happening around us nowadays?!? killer typhoons, earthquakes, plane crash... what else would be next? although i am really very thankful that my family and i, as well as most of my friends are okay and survived the recent calamities, still... it's really very sad and hard to see those people die that way. if the things that transpired may be the signs of the times, then may God bless us all...


hearing this song on NU107 for the first time, led me to think things and blog again. it made me write this entry. for what? nothing. just to think and realize that whenever God may choose to have me, i will not complain. i am more than thankful for all the blessings and love He has surrounded me with to complain. besides, no one really knows how we are all gonna die. even those who are ill can never be really ready when the time comes. so, as for me, i will be wherever God wants me to be till the last of my days... always thankful, always grateful... and greatly loved.

yeah... this song encompasses everything am feeling right now.

am good to go anytime.

well 'am all good to go... as long as i get my death wish not to have a funeral until i get cremated. i want to remain alive....

...in your memories of course. :)

Thursday, October 08, 2009

conspiracy october 2009 gig sked

5 (M)- 3P
6 (Tue) - Writers Night (KM 64)
7-9pm/ Johnoy Danao
7 (W) -
Noel Cabangon
8 (Thu) - Mel Orosa/Michael Puyat with Mars
9 (Fri) - Brazilian Night: Bossa Nova &
Samba Music feat. GUARANA
10 (Sat) -
Cynthia Alexander
11 (Sun) - Gospel jam (
12 (M) - Mars Garcia and Camille Victoria
Acoustic Duo
13 (Tue) - Writers Night (Alitaptap
Storytellers Phil.) 7-9pm/Toto Sorioso
14 (W) - Noel Cabangon

15 (Thu) - Light It Up: Christian Musicians
16 (F) - Blues Night: Para sa Pinoy, Dahil
Kay Ondoy, a benefit show feat: Jook Jam, Nato & Sarah with Aki, Plug
17 (Sat) - Layag

18 (Sun) - Gospel Jam (5-8pm)

19 (M) - Songwriters Night

20 (Tue) - Writers Night (Lirahan) 7-9pm/ Vintage Band

21 (W) - Noel Cabangon

22 (Th)- RJ Jmnz
23 (F)- Bayang Barrios & Mike Villegas
24 (Sat) Comedy Night: Mike Unson, the Octo-BER Show with Stanley Chi,
Derf Hebrado & Uli Oposa
25 (Sun)- Gospel Jam (5-8pm)

26 (M) - Salinawit ni Pete feat. Cooky Chua,
Lynn Sherman & Pete Lacaba with Ferdie Borja on Piano
27 (Tue) Writers Night (CDC sa Conspi)/
28 (W)- Noel Cabangon

9 (Th)- Rockbato

30 (F)-
Joey Ayala
31 (Sat) - Cynthia Alexander

Conspiracy Garden Cafe
"...where real people, like you and i, converge and co-inspire..."
#59 Visayas Avenue, Brgy. Vasra, Quezon City
for inquiries/reservations: 9206517

Friday, October 02, 2009

for those who want to help ondoy victims

thanks to tinabebe for this post. i am also reposting this for people who want to help.



- go to ateneo de manila university, katipunan avenue, and proceed to the college covered courts to volunteer. shifts are in three hour cycles. you can go as early as 6AM but it goes on the whole day.

- please bring packed/cooked food to 12 Denmark, Loyola Grand Villas, QC, and help @patriciahizon whose group was the only one helping the victims in tumana today.

- TULONG BAYAN, to volunteer, just go to Balay Expo Center in Cubao, Edsa cor McArthur, 8AM onwards. contact (02) 9137122 and look for Mary, May or Cam

- donations accepted in MIRIAM COLLEGE insa office.

- donations also accepted in UP DILIMAN student council office at vinzons hall.

- for the GMA Kapuso Foundation, you can drop your donations at Samar St. cor GMA Network drive, QC. Behind GMA complex. Beside Malayan Bank. Tel # 9284299, 9289351, 9827777.

- for those who want to volunteer for sagip kapamilya: call 4132667/4160387, or go to #13 examiner st., west triangle, QC

- the other address for sagip kapamilya is sct. bayoran corner tomas morato. look for Girlie Aragon or Jet at 0916-7227806 or 0929-5348176

- this is the REAL SAGIP KAPAMILYA ACCOUNT for your donations: banco de oro #56 300 20111 under abs-cbn foundation. to all those spreading fake accounts, please naman..


- DLSU along taft avenue will be accepting any and all kinds of donations starting 830AM.

- csb alumni also accepting donations at 9/f dls-csb school of design and arts building, along pablo ocampo street, vito cruz.

- UST is also accepting your donations, proceed to the Tan Yan Kee Student Center.

- donations can be dropped off at victory church in malate, call 5221212 or visit the victory website.


- MEGATENT, Meralco Ave, Ortigas beside Renaissance: need more volunteers and donations! Very big space! Open 24 hrs til Friday!

- according to @margaga, poveda school (beside galleria) opens 9AM tomorrow and is open to all volunteers and any kind of donations.

- according to @angel21kawaii, CFC Center in Ortigas is receiving donations in cash or in kind. Call (02)7270682-87 or 09195359036.

- donations can be dropped off at victory church in ortigas, contact 6311212 or visit the victory website.


- GAWAD KALINGA is accepting volunteers and donations, base is RFM gym in pioneer. Contact Raul Dizon 09178888109 and Felice Caringal 09178888304. for other GK sites you can help out, check out this blog.


- White Space in Pasong Tamo ext. / Chino Roces is in need of volunteers to pack goods

- you can drop of your donations at Assumption College, San Lorenzo Village, Makati

- you can drop off your donations at the following stores in rockwell powerplant mall: aranaz, luca, greyone social.

TAGUIG or FORT area:

- donations can be dropped off at victory church in the fort, you can call 8171212 or visit the victory website.

- you can drop off your donations in embassy superclub in the fort.


- @elizabacud shares that Manila Doctors College will also be accepting donations. Bring anything that can help at Speech Lab., Macapagal Blvd, PasayCity


- La Salle Greenhills, Xavier School, and ICA (right beside Xavier) are also accepting donations. Xavier will be accepting goods till 12midnight.


- Help needed in Fairview and Novaliches. Please send clothes, food, water, meds & blankets to the Divine Savior Parish in North Fairview.

SOUTH (alabang, las pinas, paranaque):

- drop donations or volunteer at DE LA SALLE ZOBEL. Contact Ms. Angie Brazan at the Social Action Office 0917-8597602

- you can drop donations at the ATC concierge, call 8422782 or 7721860

- san beda alabang in alabang hills village is also accepting donations

- you can help pack donations 10AM at st. james church, ayala alabang village

- you may volunteer at Red Cross Alabang - ATC along Zapote Road fronting National Bookstore call 8097131 for info

- CFC center in Las Pinas City is accepting donations. it is near Verdant and in front of the construction of SM Center Las Pinas. Contact 09174493154 / 8460809

- There are two new drop-off points for relief goods. Recipients will be various areas, including flooded Parañaque & Muntinlupa areas. You can get in touch with Jeff Tagle (09178875824) and Katrina Villareal (09175298332) respectively for details.


- donations can be dropped off at the ABSCBN Baguio Office

- donations are also accepted at the Baguio Convention Center Executive Room from 10am til 4pm starting tomorrow til Friday. Volunteers are urged to come.

- Organizing a soup kitchen. Baguio donating vegetables to arrive via Victory Liner. Contact Dave at 09178396179.


- RedCross bulacan accepts donations. It is located in Malolos Bulacan, near bulacan capitol :)


- send your donations to the kkp office in xavier university, ATENEO DE CAGAYAN.


- DLSU-Dasmarinas is also accepting donations, pls proceed to the 2nd floor of SBC Building


- DE LA SALLE LIPA is now accepting your donations, drop off point is at the college lobby.


- details on how you can donate are on noelle's blog or the living for a cause blog.


- For your donations, drop off center is at the Coliseum in the University of St. La Salle. 435-3857

- CAFE BREIZH wil be a drop off center for donations. text 09193651101 for details.


- ATENEO DE DAVAO is accepting in kind donations for ondoy. drop off at the samahan office in jacinto campus.

- BANTAY BATA 163 davao located at matina,davao city is also a drop off point for any in-kind donations.


- ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA is accepting donations. You may bring them to the SACSI office. Look for Alma Curesma, 991-0871, loc 2224 or 2225.

for PETS in need of aid:

- @kimmydeleon is announcing that PARC is open for animals. Click this site for info of PAWS for helping from the flood. for the official website of paws, click here

for those in SINGAPORE:

- dropoff for relief goods is @ airfreight lucky plaza #03-09. can call 62351011, they are open up to 7pm.

- pinoys are mobilizing and gathering donations, visit this forum for more details.

for those in SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:

- you can deliver relief goods to 303/5 Stromboli Strait, Homebush Bay 2127. you can also contact through twitter at @allorange if you want to arrange for a pick up in the city

for those in CANADA:

- TORONTO - pinoys are spearheading efforts to help, visit this website for details.

- WINNIPEG - the Philippine Community Centre of Manitoba here in Winnipeg Canada started to raise money for the victims today

for those based in BELGIUM:

- from @SayChiz, they can contact Shiera Catalan at +32485... if they want to donate goods for typhoon relief

for anyone in the UNITED STATES:

- you can call the ABS-CBN US Helpline at 1-800-5272820 to know how you can help

- also, you can donate through the kapuso foundation site: http://www.facebook.com/l/79824;www.kapusofoundation.com/

- with your credit card, donate via the the abs-cbn foundation: http://www.facebook.com/l/79824;www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/donate.php

- CALIFORNIA - Island Pacific Supermarket is gathering donations to be shipped to the Philippines

for anyone else ABROAD who wants to help:

- you can donate through the paypal account link on this site: http://www.facebook.com/l/79824;www.txtpower.org/2009/09/philippines-help-typhoon-victims-in-luzon-philippines/

- the official website of the PHILIPPINE RED CROSS has a complete listing of how you can donate to them: http://www.facebook.com/l/79824;www.redcross.org.ph/Site/PNRC/wtd.aspx

- the ayala foundation is also accepting your donations through their website: http://www.facebook.com/l/79824;https://www.myayala.com/ondoy/Default.asp

- you can donate through the kapuso foundation site: http://www.facebook.com/l/79824;www.kapusofoundation.com/

- you can use your credit card to donate via the the abs-cbn foundation: http://www.facebook.com/l/79824;www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/donate.php

- donate rice through the UN's World Food Programme through their official website: http://www.facebook.com/l/79824;https://www.wfp.org/donate/ondoy


NEED TO SEND YOUR DONATIONS? Mail & More, FedEx & Air21 outlets are now accepting donations. For locations please call 8794789 or log to their official website: http://www.facebook.com/l/79824;www.mailandmore.com.ph

PAL IS OFFERING FREE AIRLIFT FOR DONATIONS. for details, click on the pal website: http://www.facebook.com/l/79824;www.philippineairlines.com/news/free_pal_airlift_of_donations_for_ondoy_victims.jsp


marikina - 09209389914
qc - 09216555262
pasig - 09189356318
cainta - 09175606241.

DATABASE OF ONDOY VICTIMS AND EVACUATION CENTERS: click on the ateneotaskforceondoy website: http://www.facebook.com/l/79824;ateneotaskforceondoy.misa.org.ph/

FOR CAR TOWING NEEDS: HONDA and NISSAN offer free towing! call 09228504452, 09224452242, and 09228997959.

DONATIONS ON WHEELS!! if you have donations to give but no means to transport, contact 09189791229, 09177974098, 09326991794. don't worry guys, this is not a scam! its by friends of @jiggycruz!

WANT TO OFFER YOUR MEDICAL SERVICES? please submit your name and contact details to Dr. V. Gisbert 0917-8922807 and Dr. J. Sinon at 0917-5261345

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

i finally did it!

it's been ages since i last cut my hair real short. i think it's more than 5 years already. it's also been so long i've been itching to snip my hair short again. for a new look, new aura, new everything... though i really want to change my look every now and then, my laziness to go to the salon leaves me to just a one length, straight long hair look for years. so i end up looking the same for years, a trim every now and then, till i finally get that time and chance for a trip to a good salon. by good salon, i mean that which can really provide totally satisfying services. well ya, there are way so many good salons around, but i really haven't found "the one" for me (naks! parang syota lang e no?). as they say in the vernacular, "yung hiyang sa'yo." i believe that you really have to find not just that salon, but also the right stylist for you. and i think i finally have found mine.

i read about abel pineda in niña sandejas' old blog. abel is niña's hairstylist, i guess for years now. he's the one responsible for niña's ever changing cool hairstyles. a satisfied customer, she made a facebook fan page for him and posted pictures of some of his creations. i've always admired niña's hairstyles and her total style as well. what can you expect from a great fashion stylist? but then again, when i saw the haircuts that abel did and are posted on his fan page, i had that strong feeling that he maybe is "the one" i am looking for. and indeed he is!

aside from niña, abel's clients include rockstars, djs, and the like. oh and another thing, abel won in a hairstyling competition in the country (that which brought him to london) and guess in what category? rebellious phase (the categories are named after the various phases of life). ahihihi! :)

after a long day at the salon last saturday, my friend and i deserved a reward since we didn't really have an appropriate lunch because we were at the salon from 12noon to 5pm. yes, 5hours! but it's truly worth it! :D

ice cream anyone?

pistachio ice cream and strawberry sorbet at gelatone, greenbelt3

we also had a veggie sandwich, but we weren't able to take a picture of it. we ate it as soon as it was served. hehe...

abel is with razzle dazzle salon in rada street, makati city. i wanted to post some pictures from his fan page but i don't know whom to credit. so just check out abel pineda's fan page at facebook.


and after

yes... abel does long hairs too, and even curls at that. ;)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"where good friends dine"

that's the tag line that the restaurant abe goes by. twas my second time dining at this famous resto and still it never failed my gustatory standards for good food. for someone who's really into filipino food, abe is the place for you. or if you want to rejuvenate your taste for good filipino food, try dining at abe and you will definitely look at our native dishes in a whole lotta different way.

knock out knuckles, kare-kare, binukadkad na pla-pla


for a late birthday treat and celebration for me and my mom, my good friend brought us to abe, serendra. and since it was my mom's first time at serendra, twas a double treat for her! :) i am sharing pictures of the food we enjoyed. ya, only the food. we were too hungry already that we never bothered to take pictures of ourselves... which reminds me that the same case happened the first time i dined at abe. we were hungry, we didn't even have pictures of anything. haha! i guess that's what good food really does huh? i bet my highschool batchmate, who also loves abe, (not to mention specially the kare-kare!) would agree with me on that!

w/ green mango shake, tamarind shake, and watermelon shake for drinks ;)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

he had the time of his life....

"i had the time of my life.... and i've never felt like this before. yes i swear it's the truth, and i owe it all to you...."

i never fail to remember you when i hear that song and the way you swayed with it...
R.I.P. Patrick Swayze