AN OWL’S DILEMMA!


It’s 23 minutes past midnight! I can’t sleep! Maybe because I am used to working late at night answering emails. I tried going to bed awhile ago but my system is not used… Continue reading

ON FRONT LOAD WASHING MACHINES: WHIRLPOOL OR LG?


Yesterday, after failing to see a doctor for a consultation, my wife and I along with my son decided to go to Ansons Appliance Center along San Miguel Avenue fronting The Podium. My… Continue reading

OUCH! MY HEAD ACHES! THANKS TO HSBC!


Ouch! It’s bad indeed! I am having severe headaches lately almost in a daily basis since I hit my head hard by accident with a rollup bar inside HSBC at the Enterprise Centre… Continue reading

OF HUMOR, FATHERHOOD AND FACEBOOK!


Having my blog offline for almost 19 days since my trip in China has somehow led me divert my addiction to writing through wall posts on my Facebook page. Being away from home… Continue reading

A JUETENG LORD’S SPEECH


  I believe that Jueteng is the key to solving poverty in this country amidst all the protests and oppositions against this number game. Jueteng feeds a lot of people especially the poor… Continue reading

KILLING COMMON SENSE…


Last night, I got an urgent request for assistance about defective equipments that needs replacement. The report came all the way from India. The vendor sent their engineer to perform troubleshooting and it… Continue reading

OF FAITH AND STONE TEMPLES


I just saw an old man donate 3 pieces of 1000 RMB bills at one of the statue at the Jade Buddha Temple awhile ago. I was amazed. Later on, I went out… Continue reading

FOGGY SHANGHAI!


I am wondering why Shanghai is too foggy almost all the time. Some say that it is not fog but smog. Others would tell me that it is caused by the dust from… Continue reading

I AM A FILIPINO!!!


May 10, 2010. 2:32PM. It was too hot for a day. It’s my 3rd day after arriving home from Europe. I was excited amidst all the negative press released about the national election.… Continue reading

KNOW WHEN TO SLOW DOWN…


April 26, 2010. It’s Monday! I woke up at 5AM only to sleep again. I thought I was too early for my 7:58 train. Actually, I got used to taking the 8:38 and 8:58… Continue reading

A JEJEMON’S SUICIDE NOTE…


   Jejemon is a pop culture phenomenon in the Philippines. A Jejemon is defined by Urban Dictionary as "who has managed to subvert the English language to the point of incomprehensibility and online… Continue reading

A WOK TO REMEMBER…


March 15, 2010. I am walking tired, alone and cold right now after having a nice dinner party with my colleagues at Per’s house. I cooked almost 5 Filipino dishes in 2 hours… Continue reading

IT STANDARDIZATION MADE EASY…. WITH FEDORA 12!


After my Windows OS crashed in my HP laptop over the past weekend, I had no way to make it run as I have no OS installer media awith me now an HP… Continue reading

ON BLACK HUMOR, DISCRIMINATION AND THE FILIPINO HEROES IN YOUR BASEMENTS…


Being in a foreign land sometimes tend to make you a little sensitive about your nationality. At some point, a simple black joke is something taken as a serious insult. Suddenly, I find… Continue reading

A BLOGGER’S SPECIAL DINNER – NILAGANG BABOY.


April 4, 2010. It was Easter Sunday and I have nowhere to go but stay at the hotel. It was almost lunch time and the hotel only provides breakfast. I was almost dining… Continue reading

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TATANG!!!


April 6, 2010. Today is my father’s birthday. Unfortunately, I do not know how old he is. He must be 54 or 55 by now. Hehehe. I must admit that I am not… Continue reading

KURT COBAIN: A DEATH ANNIVERSARY AND A SUICIDE NOTE


April 5, 2010. Today marks the 16th death anniversary of the Legendary Icon of Alternative Rock who was the former lead vocals of Nirvana. He is Kurt Cobain and I have always admired… Continue reading

THE LOVE OF A FATHER…


It was more than a year ago when my wife and I along with our only son went to a school activity. Just before the event ended, we were all asked to watched… Continue reading

ADAM CAROLLA DISSING MANNY PACQUIAO AND THE PHILIPPINES


I was a little disappointed last April 1, 2010 upon reading some blog articles and comments about Adam Carolla’s recent podcast dissing Manny Pacquiao and the Philippines. It was April Fool’s Day so… Continue reading

THE SWEEPERS!


I have reached the hotel now after a tiring weekend. As I was fixing my stuffs, it came to my mind that we have 2 more colleagues who were left at the site… Continue reading

ON GETTING THE JOB DONE!


I am quite happy today that amidst all the challenges, we were able to get the job done. I know that there will always be obstacles but with perseverance and team work, nothing… Continue reading

ON DEALING WITH RUDE AND IMPOLITE PEOPLE


Some people can be so impolite sometimes or maybe most of the time. I am wondering why it is quite hard for some to be even sensible enough to be sensitive over the… Continue reading

A LESSON FROM A BELL BOY…


I just arrived in Finland this afternoon with 8 of my colleagues and we headed directly to the hotel to dine and relax after 4 hours of travelling. At the parking lot, I… Continue reading

AT MY PARENTS’ PLACE…


I seldom go home to the province but when I do, I would always find myself seeking refuge at my parents’ home – be it in Subic or in Pampanga. I know that… Continue reading

A SLOW AND SLEEPY MONDAY


March 22, 2010. 23:59PM. My Monday went on so slow and it seems I was not in my own self. Maybe because I went to bed almost 4AM and I was to sleepy… Continue reading

DON’T THINK YOU’RE ANYONE SPECIAL!!!


March 21, 2010. 1:01AM. Sunday. I was just about to sleep when I remember almost 3 years ago that a foreigner friend talked to me about this certain sets of laws in their… Continue reading

NOT FEELING WELL…


March 20, 2010. 9:22PM. It’s Saturday! I spent the entire day at home not doing anything but surf the internet and sleep when I should have been out touring. The joint just below… Continue reading

MEN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!


I have a mission to accomplish starting May 2010 and that is to ensure that I get to standardize at least 33 sites in Asia-Pacific in the least possible time where I am… Continue reading

THE INFAMOUS CRAB MENTALITY!


Crab Mentality, sometimes referred to as crabs in the bucket, describes a way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can’t have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a… Continue reading

SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING…


I got this line from someone I had the chance to work with during the time that we were in the line of fire because things were almost getting stalled due to some… Continue reading

YET ANOTHER FREE DINNER


March 17, 2010. It’s 10:30PM and I just reached home quite tired but with a smile. Just as I was about to leave the office for home, I got a last-minute invitation this… Continue reading

A SUNDAY VISIT AT A FRIEND’S HOUSE…


   I just arrived home and I spent a wonderful day with my colleague at his home with his wife and had a delicious dinner as well! I suddenly felt the same level… Continue reading

NEWS: MANNY PACQUIAO WINS OVER JOSHUA CLOTTEY


Pacquiao via unanimous decision By Cedelf P. Tupas Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 13:35:00 03/14/2010 MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 4) Manny Pacquiao was a master at work Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), scoring… Continue reading

SOME PEOPLE…


SAMPIP by Parokya Ni Edgar Some people love shoes of certain kinds Some people love afternoons or the way the moon shines And they have their reasons to feel the way they do… Continue reading

A WALK ALONG THE FROZEN LAKE


I was walking along the frozen lake this afternoon. I had nothing to do so I decided to trek the 5.7 kilometer walkway since the snow is almost gone now. Suddenly, I was… Continue reading

MOVIES TO WATCH: ROBIN HOOD


FEELING OUT OF PLACE… SOMETIMES!


Have you been in a situation where you seem to hear people speaking and yet you cannot even understand whatever they are talking about? At times, you just had to laugh when you… Continue reading

TIPS FOR EASY EXPENSE REPORTING


My grandfather used to hammer Gerber baby-food jar lids to the underside of the shelves in his garage. Then he would use the jars to store all sorts of screws, nuts, bolts, and… Continue reading

PER DIEM VS. ACTUAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVELLING EMPLOYEES


Do you give your employees a per diem for their trips — a max daily amount they can spend on things like lodging and entertainment — or do you offer them actual reimbursement… Continue reading

NOBODY IS INDISPENSABLE!


In the IT world where we all get to compete with so many talents in the industry around the globe, the only leverage you can have to land a good job and keep… Continue reading

ON DOING ONE’S HOMEWORK!


When I was in school, I was not that good in ensuring that I do my homework regularly so I end up doing them in school before my classes start. Thus, they become… Continue reading

THE BIRTH OF A BACKUP PLAN


When all else fails, what do you do? You are out doing things in life that you have to do and all see well until you are struck with a crisis not because… Continue reading

THE IMPORTANCE OF LESSONS LEARNED


The ultimate goal of any project is to execute and deliver whatever has been planned and promised. The challenges of delivery will always be present regardless of how detailed you have anticipated possible… Continue reading

ON ADAPTIVE AND AGILE MANAGEMENT


The good thing about managing resources, people and projects is not just about getting things done the right way but being able to make things work when everything else seem not to work… Continue reading

DOING THINGS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!!


I just had a tiring but fruitful day. I was able to get to see scenarios as per the documents I have been reading for the past weeks now. Thus, I realized that… Continue reading

MOVIES TO WATCH: CENTURION


MOVIES TO WATCH: CLASH OF THE TITANS


MOVIES TO WATCH: TEKKEN


WHAT DREAMS MAY COME


I just woke up. I have been uneasy for the past week that I worry so much about this dream I had where the right portion of my soft palate began cracking and… Continue reading

FROZEN THOUGHTS