EVEN PENS GET EXHAUSTED!


I took this photo just this week while doing a project in Thailand. I guess that we all get exhausted at the end of the day. Even pens get tired and used and… Continue reading

THE COUCH POTATO HAS A HEART TOO!


I just got 3 ties and 5 keychain from a friend today in Bangkok. I have worked with him for the past 6 months that I have been doing the project in his… Continue reading

SPEAKING ONE’S MIND… HALF ASLEEP!


It’s 05:14 AM and I am still awake. This has been my routine for the past 3 weeks as I find it hard to sleep because I simply wanted to do so much… Continue reading

FINALLY! OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD!


As of today, we have been hearing so many news reports that Osama Bin Laden has been killed finally by US covert ops in Pakistan inside his mansion along with 3 others which… Continue reading

ON SOCIAL NETWORKS & SOCIAL CLIMBERS


I just spent a few minutes checking for updates on my Facebook while preparing breakfast and I got bored for the first time. I noticed that this has been a routine already not… Continue reading

OF GO-LIVES AND LESSONS LEARNED.


I just declared today that my project in Singapore is now going-live on the new platform and infrastructure. Thanks to the entire project team for making this yet another successful implementation. This is… Continue reading

ARE WE REALLY FOR PEACE & HARMONY?


I have been watching news from CNN for almost every day now since the protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria and with Libya. Although I have mentioned in my prior post that… Continue reading

VIETNAM, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN… NOW IT’S LIBYA!


I am advocate of freedom and democracy. I have seen several people power and I have shared the same sentiments with people especially when oppressed. Nonetheless, I also think that each sovereign nation… Continue reading

CASE LOGIC : SLRC206 – A PERFECT TRAVEL COMPANION!


Just awhile ago, I got myself a new backpack for my laptop, camera and all other gadgets vital for me as I travel. I was contemplating onto buying something from Samsonite or Lowepro… Continue reading

BLAME THE ROBOTS!


Great! I just arrived Manila! Security officers stationed at the immigration section of the Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam had to pull me aside for an… Continue reading

SWITCHING TO BLACKBERRY TORCH 9800


I just decided to switch from Apple’s iPhone 3GS to a less famed BlackBerry Torch 9800. What for?  Well, it’s more about work this time rather than curiosity and fondness to new gadgets.… Continue reading

JUST ANOTHER DADDY’S FEAR…


It’s 5PM. I just fetched my son from school! It’s not a huge effort though because the school is merely 100 steps or so from our residential building. Nonetheless, I had to wait… Continue reading

KARMA IS A BITCH!


It’s just 7AM but I feel like hell already. Blame it on some people who are inconsiderate, selfish and rude. They don’t care about other people’s feelings and they do not care about… Continue reading

A SUNDAY WITH MY SON


It’s Sunday! I am done with almost all of my weekend chores. Now, I have to go to the grocery store with my son and perhaps use the time-off to wander, window-shop, dine… Continue reading

MY GOALS FOR 2011!


I have been thinking lately that perhaps it is about time that I put more effort on putting some of my dreams into reality. I believe that it’s about time that I pursue… Continue reading

NEW YEAR… NEW BOX!


It’s 2011 already! My family and I just closed 2010 with great gratitude and appreciation since most of our targets if not all were met with great success. Now, it’s New Year once… Continue reading

CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT JESUS!


It’s Christmas! It’s not about the gifts, the new sets of clothes, the new pair of shoes and all the nice food around. It’s not about all the celebrations and parties held simultaneously… Continue reading

THANK GOD I JUST TURNED 31!


I just turned 31 now and I am 3,888 miles away from home. It’s my birthday and I am in Sydney awaiting my flight bound for Manila before lunch time. This has been my… Continue reading

ON FAMILY CONFLICTS AND SETTLING DIFFERENCES


I must admit that I came from a typical and not-so-perfect clan yet I am happy because God gave me just what I needed – a family. I am sure that most people… Continue reading

DOC… YOU’VE GOT MAIL!


Just a few seconds ago, I read a shout from one of my close friend way back in grade school and high school via Facebook. He is a good blogger as well and… Continue reading

THE CLINIC: TEN SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULDN’T IGNORE


When do you know when a twitch or a pain should be cause for worry? Knowing when to pay attention to your body’s signals can go a long way in preventing a health… Continue reading

MANNY PACQUIAO VS ANTONIO MARGARITO


THANKS TO MY TOOTH FAIRY!


I am okay now! Last night was really like being put into a torture chamber due to the extreme pain I had to endure. I have high tolerance to pain but last night… Continue reading

BLOGGING THE PAIN AWAY…


I grew up not liking the idea of visiting the dentist. Well, we use to go to the clinic for tooth extraction so the experience was almost and always traumatic. Thus, I grew… Continue reading

CHEERING OTHERS TO CHEER ONE’S MIND


Last night as I was scanning for updates with my friends over Facebook, I noticed this particular shout expressing frustrations about her current situation and about her life in general. I paused for… Continue reading

HOW NATGEO SAVED ME FROM BEING LOCKED UP ABROAD!


I was reading the news online today as part of my daily routine when I happened to have read an article about a former lady teacher in China being arrested this week and… Continue reading

THANK YOU AND FAREWELL… UNCLE OSCAR!


Farewell Uncle Oscar. Now you are with your own dad, Ingkung Eti and also with God, our Father. It is a tragic day for us to hear about the news this morning. You… Continue reading

MY SON’S TAPE DISPENSER BEYBLADE


  After having bought my son, Rap-Rap more than 30 Beyblades and all accessories one could find, he must have gotten bored with his collection so he made his own Beyblade from our… Continue reading

OF VISIONS AND AMBITIONS…


To be driven by a vision is far better than being driven by ambition. Some individuals who would rather live pushing themselves to the limits just to reach a certain level in their… Continue reading

THE DAY MY WIFE BLOCKED ME OFF HER FACEBOOK PAGE.


It’s a little weird that I have to write this but for the sake of adhering to the principle behind the name of this blog, speaking one’s mind is my only option right… Continue reading

VIDEOS: SPEAKING ONE’S MIND IN MANDARIN THROUGH “EZ MANDARIN” – LESSONS 1 TO 19.


I have been frequenting China these days due to my work and so far, it is almost like being home. The food is almost the same and its location is just 3.5 hours… Continue reading

MANILA HOSTAGE CRISIS: THE HOSTAGE-TAKER’S LAST INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT


———————————————————– LAST INTERVIEW: FROM AGITATION TO DESPAIR, DEATH THE SLOW destruction of hostage-taker Rolando Mendoza began with irritation and agitation, and ended in despair and death. The live radio interview with the former… Continue reading

MANILA HOSTAGE CRISIS: FROM ACCUSATION TO PROVOCATION.


I do not want to take sides since I have no solid facts to have a good judgment on the issues. All I have right now are questions and more questions as to… Continue reading

MANILA HOSTAGE CRISIS: WHO SHOT THE TOUR GUIDE?


THE UNFRIENDLY FRIENDLY FIRE The bus tour guide named Masa Tse seen here handcuffed on the door area of the bus. He was believed to have been shot by the hostage-taker, Captain Rolando… Continue reading

MANILA HOSTAGE CRISIS: THE SIEGE, THE AFTERMATH AND THE INSENSITIVE…


I was reading the news when I saw a link from Yahoo with consolidated photos of the tragic hostage crisis last August 23, 2010 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. It was quite… Continue reading

MANILA HOSTAGE CRISIS: A BUS SURVIVOR’S TALE


VIDEO REENACTMENT VIDEO ———————————————————- THE STORYTELLER: IS BANG LU MIN REAL, AN ALIAS OR A HOAX?  I got something from my email today that relates a victim’s account of the hostage crisis last… Continue reading

MANILA HOSTAGE CRISIS: ALL CHINESE HOSTAGES DEAD


7:30PM. The driver just escaped and shouted that all hostages are dead already. No one can say how accurate that can be but that gave the assault team the go-signal to move in. Tsk.… Continue reading

PHOTOS: TOUR OF DUTY


Below are photos of the places that I have been to and sites that I will be going to as covered in my tour of duty. It is amazing how blessed I am… Continue reading

ENJOYING ONE’S CHILDHOOD…


08152010. It’s payday today but I already got my pay last Friday so I’m spending my Sunday with my wife and son at the mall after hearing a mass at EDSA SHRINE. We… Continue reading

SKYBROADBAND IS WHAT BROADBAND IS ALL ABOUT!


Finally, after having to wait for quite awhile trying to have SKYBROADBAND back at home, I am now enjoying real broadband! Thanks to SKYBROADBAND! Now, I have a reliable and fast internet for… Continue reading

SONA 2010: BRIEF AND CONCISE BUT EQUALLY EXPLOSIVE AND IMPRESSIVE!


The 30 minute SONA or State of the Nation Address of newly-elected President Benigno Simeon Aquino III went brief and concise for 30 minutes but equally explosive and impressive! The speech was not… Continue reading

SONA 2010: TRANSCRIPT OF THE 1ST STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO III (IN FILIPINO & ENGLISH TRANSLATION)


Since the SONA that was delivered today by our president is important for us all, I thought of sharing transcripts of the said speech in my blog so that those who missed watching… Continue reading

SONA 2010: THE 1ST STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO III


July 26, 2010 – 03:50PM. It’s barely 10 minutes before 4PM. I am working at home and at watching the news at the same time being a concerned citizen of this country. Today… Continue reading

THE SAMARITAN THAT NEVER WAS


I feel guilty. I feel guilty for not having been able to help a sick old man on the street awhile ago as I was on my way home from a quick shopping… Continue reading

PHOTOS: THERE’S FIRE IN KAPITOLYO!


While I was watching Baby’s Day Out, my wife called my attention due to a dark smoke coming from a building at the Kapitolyo area. Our place has an overlooking view of both… Continue reading

PERFECT… BUT NOT TOO PERFECT!


Finally! The LG washer and dryer just arrived! Thanks to Anson’s Appliance Center for the timely delivery! I have a wedding to attend at 4PM! Perfect! As soon as the huge box was… Continue reading

SHOULD MARKET VENDORS BE TAXED?


I was watching ABS-CBN’s morning show entitled UMAGANG KAY GANDA and I cannot help but share my opinion regarding the topic that Anthony Taberna covered in his Punto Por Punto segment. Should the… Continue reading

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE!


If killing time is indeed a crime, I am definitely sure that I am a Public Enemy No. 1 by now. The past few weeks has been so idle for me. Although I… Continue reading

UMID CARD: UNIFIED MULTI-PURPOSE IDENTIFICATION CARD


As I was trying to register for a my.SSS account at http://www.sss.gov.ph so I can view my contributions to the Philippine Social Security System, I came across a “What’s New” page promoting a… Continue reading

WITH EXTRA CHEESE PLEASE!


I am on a diet and after seeing the menu posted in this blog article, I have decided to just stay on diet! Hahaha. I wonder if the food listed taste right!  Anyway,… Continue reading