Friday, October 28, 2011

majin buu's abode

The marshmallow couple (robbie and anna) have been inviting the apatnasikat to their crib for a taste of majin buu's special barbecue. But since it's super far from Taguig, we never had a chance go there, or maybe just too lazy... hehe :)

glenn, anna, vanj

The date was finalized when they met at venven's chistening last 15Oct. But since i wasn't there (i was in tanay for the outreach), I have no choice. haha!

So last 22Oct, me, vanj and glenn went to qc to visit the marshmallow couple. Too bad anj can't join cos venven was sick. Get well soon baby! :0)

Below are the pictures of what we ate. Everything was so yummy! Aww I forgot to ask majinbuu about his secret marinade for the bbq. hmf!

tostitos and divi's home made salsa (solb!)

robbie's barbecuesausage

i made this so yummy spanish sardines pasta! (so good even without cheese!) naks! haha

hello fishy fishy! so damn big tilapia!

what's for dinner?!

After dinner, we just watched struck short film, camera cafe and some funny videos in youtube. Then we tried dancing with the wii. Alright, Glenn was so good. He always beat my score. Performance level ang lolo namin!

glentot and vanjee jump!

glentot's plate after dinner... (kanya lang yan promise!)

may sayad moment!

So elated with that bonding moment we almost forgot the time! It was 12mn and I have work on sunday! Geez, time to say goodbye. Til next time! Cheers friendships! :)

videos of wii: vanj+glenn / yvi+glenn
youtube funny videos: butiki love story / struck

Friday, October 21, 2011

some good things never last

The Irish foursome – one of the most successful boy bands of all time - announced tonight their forthcoming tour and greatest hits album will be their last." source: thesuncouk

Last night while checking my twitter, I saw some westlife fan accounts tweeting about westlife break-up in 2012 after their greatest hits tour. I just thought like, it's just a hiatus or something. No, it can't be true. There's so many tweets, my pulse was racing that I kept scrolling all the past tweets from my phone to see a reliable one from any of the lads @ @ @ @ or from their lovely wives and partner @ @ @ @ or even from nicky's lil bro adzer @ .. but i saw nothing.

Not until I came across @ and directed me to their official statement in facebook. OMG! so it's all true then. Dunno what to say, how to describe this shock. Feels like in a deathrow waiting for my turn on the lethal injection. And oh, mr. wiki has updated the westlife info and here's Louis Walsh' interview. *sigh*

This just ain't right! Still on a high whenever I watch their videos especially from their last Manila concert (29Sept2011) at the Araneta Coliseum. Below are the pictures and video links for their Pop Songs Medley (Viva la vida, Only girl in the world, Time of my life (dirty bit), Bad Romance)  Flying without wings and Uptown Girl which i took from the concert.

Nicholas Bernard James Adam Byrne

Kian John Francis Egan

Shane Steven Filan

Markus Michael Patrick Feehily

kian + mark + shane + nicky = WESTLIFE!

"The most fantastic, magical things can happen, and it all starts with a wish.." - Pinocchio

To all the lifers all over the world, let's just wish the lads best of luck. Cheers to 14years of great music and madness!

le gra,

now playing: ♫♪ what about now? what about today? what if ur making me all that i was meant to be? what if our love, never went away? what if it's lost behind, things we could never find? baby before it's too late.. what about now...♪♫ westlife - what about now

Note: Photo credits to their respective owners, unless watermarked.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

song for tonight

Tumatakbo - mojofly

laging bigo
laging sawi sa pag-ibig
minamalas, oh kay sakit

may balat nga ba ako sa pwet?

mabuti pa ang tindera sa aming kanto
nakakainggit tl..ang sweet nila
ng kanyang nobyo

gusto ko lang maranasang umibig

tamaan ni kupido
gusto ko lang maranasan ang langit
tumibok muli ang puso ko


Tumatakbo ang oras naiiwan na ako
ng panahon
Di na nagbago bawat araw pare-pareho parang kahapon
tumakabo ang oras

May birthday cake ka nga
ngunit wala namang kandila

may christmas tree na malupet wala
naman dekorasyong pansabit

sadyang ganyan ang aking buhay

walang kasing tamlay

ayoko sanang tumandang nag-iisa

tatanggapin na lang ba ang malupit na tadhana
o kaya'y tatanggapin na lang na ako'y sadyang hindi pinagpala
tigilan na ang drama
punasan na ang luha


Monday, October 17, 2011

out of reach outreach

After so many invitations from kuya ojie, I gave this one a chance to experience the shoe giving outreach program by LTP Malaya Mountaineering Club in cooperation with the NGO, WE Phils and TOMs Shoes. The beneficiary were three elementary schools in Tanay Rizal namely: Tinucan, Sta. Ines, and the ever challenging Sitio Kinabuan.

15Oct2010 Day 1

First day was a very unfortunate start. We left Villamor Airbase an hour back the planned departure for reasons whatever they were. At 0730H, LTP shuttle bus loaded by around 80 volunteers, we headed to our destination.

Maybe due to overloading, the bus stopped 3 times due to leak. I'm not very familiar with the cause but what they said was that the piston broke down and needs to be repaired. Luckily, our driver knows something about repairing autos so he did the repair himself. But the road in Rizal was a steep assault, that means the bus cannot carry us anymore. The Malayan members decided to fetch the jeepney which will be the one to take us to where we should go. Then the jeepney came after an hour or more, our first stop was Tinucan Elementary School.

The road to Tinucan was a very rough and wild journey. Thank heavens it was not raining or else, I reckon we're gonna be stucked or walk the muddy road and cross the more or less 7 rivers. Well, jeepneys there are well equipped just like the jeep of kuya roger (rip+) of Mt. Pulag. See the wheel spikes they used? Impressive huh? This jeep and the driver's skills kept us safe through our journey from and to the jump off. If a picture could paint a thousand words, then I hope the government will do more road improvement projects.

We arrived at Tinucan Elem School around 1130H. The children we're patiently waiting for us. Sorry kids for the delay. Kuya Ogie, Kuya Jun, Leila and me were assigned in grade 5. But due to many volunteers and only 15 kids are in grade 5, dismay as I am, I was not able to do my duty there to fit them their shoes. Sadly, not all kids got their shoes due to size discrepancies. Most shoes are way too big for them. WE Phils promised those kids that they will receive their perfect fit shoes in a week. So I guess, size really does matters! :)

After the event, the students gave us a dance presentation to the tune of Pitbull's I know you want me. Please click here to see the video.

Next stop ==>> Sta. Ines Elementary School.

We have the same groupings here so still, I'm assigned in grade 5. And I will never let this pass again without doing my task. The class was around 30, so i guess I have a chance. Harhar :) So the process was rearranged and i have served 7kids. The last kid named Kevin was not so happy with his shoes. The shoe size was 37.5 but what he needs is 36. We all talked to him that he will eventually grow up and he can wear socks just to make the shoes fit. But I guess, I, we, us have not enough convincing powers, Kevin said he will not take it! He opted to wait for the right shoes than to have that big one. Well, hats off boy! He knows what he wants. I saw the disappointment in his face so we find a replacement for his shoes with the other groups. Good thing, there was one unclaimed spare with the size he needs. Well, Sta. Ines was a success after all.

They also made a presentation after the event. they did the sabayang bigkas. The king of france with 40 thousand men. Marched up the hill and then marched down again! What?! I can't hear you!!! :) To view the video, please click here.

A very tiring but great day! We pitched our tent in Sta. Ines Elementary School grounds. Wasn't able to make socials. Just a cup of Empi lite + coke + the tuna with sky flakes, I am solved! Leila and I called it a day at 2000H for our preparation with the next day's activity.

16Oct2011 Day 2

So you know the drill, 0530H early morning breakfast and break camp. After securing our things and not forgetting our packed lunch and individual groceries (3kilos rice+canned goods+noodles), we began our journey to Sitio Kinabuan at 0930H.

Walking in endless paths was not a big deal for me. Especially when the trail is just straight with some minimal assaults. I am not a hardcore mountaineer like any others so I was happy with the trail. :) The challenge was to cross 10rivers making sure that the groceries in my arms will be safe! After 3 hours of trekking and river crossing, we finally reached Sitio Kinabuan.

The school of Kinabuan was not even a school! it was just a small hut. And the students were around 30 in all levels. Again, due to many volunteers, I was not able to do my task of fitting the shoes. Even with the grocery+clothes+toy distribution to the moms. I don't like that feeling of doing nothing in the event like that, but what can i do? As kuya ojie said, "wag na makigulo.."...

Staying at the back of the hut we met Tom's rep Sir Vincent. Then kuya ojie told me that we should plan an outreach program like this in our favorite Bakun. I'm so excited to see the family in Mt. Lubo and give them their family picture taken years ago.

Back to Kinabuan, some moms are very demanding. One told the group that next time, we should give them medicines and a sling bag for their "nganga", like the ones mountaineers used to secure their money or cameras or cellphones. They wanted one just like that for their "nganga". I wonder, maybe this sitio got used to numerous outreach programs that this kind of gift giving are not new to them. Yeah, getting to that small community really needs much effort. But why demand? Duh?! I'm confused now. Was it like, they have their relief, as usual?! :(

Hay, the outreach program was over. Time to segway at Kinabuan Falls. Going back to Sta. Ines again was a great challenge.

More pictures to be posted soon. Since i didn't bring a cam, cp always come in handy. Unless otherwise watermarked, picture credits to kuya jun, kuya ojie and other participants (to be consolidated).

Kuya Jun's Photos

Realization::: like the famous glee/rolling stones song goes, "You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you might find....You get what you need"

I feel blessed and fortunate to have graduated even it was a struggle for my parents to send me and my siblings to public, private and state univ. We are not a very well-off family, but the things, care, love and appreciation we needed have been provided.

Whether barefooted or not, crossing/swimming 10+rivers, walking endless muddy pathways, every individual has the
right to be educated. Salute to the kids who does this struggle everyday of their lives. To the teachers who opted to teach the kids in those areas than to teach foreigners. Knowledge/education is the one thing we cannot lose when everything/one else/s does. Cheers! :)

ps: to family and friends who was worried about me not replying with their texts, i'm sorry for there's no smart or globe signal :) rest assured your prayers kept me safe... thank you.