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It’s September and it’s International Coastal Clean-up Month

It’s September and it’s International Coastal Clean-up Month

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This year’s International Coastal Cleanup is slated on September 21, 2013.  Asel Punzalan narrates his experience on ICC 2005 to encourage everybody to participate in the incoming cleanups.

September 17, 2005 (Saturday)

I was assigned to look over my co-San Pedro East Rotaractors regarding our participation in the 20th International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)- “Our future, Our Success.” The program would start at around 7:00 in the morning (this is according to a source) in Fishport, La Huerta, Parañaque City.

Given the authority, I told the company, “Ala-singko hanggang 5:30 sa Jolibee Alabang.  Ang hindi sisipot, wag nang magpakita sa akin.  Iiwanan na lang ang late!” and I did it with conviction.  (Let’s meet in Jolibee Alabang, 5:00 to 5:30 AM.  To those who won’t fulfill their promise, I don’t want to see your faces again.)

On that very important day (ICC), a familiar voice dumbfounded me from my…

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Flood

Flood

Jars of Clay

Rain rain on my face
It hasn’t stopped
Raining for days
My world is a flood
Slowly I become
One with the mud

[Chorus]
But if I can’t swim after 40 days
And my mind is crushed
By the crashing waves
Lift me up so high
That I cannot fall
Lift me up
Lift me up when I’m falling
Lift me up I’m weak and I’m dying
Lift me up I need you to hold me
Lift me up and keep me from drowning again

Down pour on my soul
Splashing in the ocean
I’m losing control
Dark sky all around
Can’t feel my feet
Touching the ground

[Chorus]

Calm the storms that drench my eyes
And dry the streams still flowing
Casting down all waves of sin

And guilt that overthrow me
[Chorus]

Lift me up, when I’m falling
Lift me up, I’m weak and I’m dying
Lift me up, I need you to hold me
Lift me up, and keep me from drowning again

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Africa

Australia

Asia

Europe

North America

South America

What if?

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The Most Important Detail You Must Know About Your Potential Spouse

A must read article… Very funny and interesting at the same time.

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People Need to Stop Torturing Themselves with Negativity

Save yourself. Read this.

Talin Orfali Ghazarian

In the past week with a lot of negative posts to me by a couple of people who keep spamming my blog posts with terrible comments that are so negative, I thought I bring this topic up with why people torture themselves with negativity? I have taken out all that negativity in my life and I did not let it effect me, I stood up for myself and for my rights. It is a tough battlefield out there with negativity, and with cruel and insensitive people toward others. I am not letting those things bother me and torture myself with other peoples hate words. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel and I am happy with myself and who I am. People shouldn’t put themselves down, if you keep on being negative, and always saying I am not good enough for someone, somethings and I cannot…

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Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises (A Third Opinion)

I proudly reblog this.

Funk's House of Geekery

It’s been 4 years since The Dark Knight smashed it’s way into theaters and shook the comic-book movie world forever.  Four long, arduous and theorizing years that kept fans guessing and casual onlookers wondering what exactly we were going to get in the epic conclusion to the trilogy. I think that before you dissect The Dark Knight Rises you need to go back and look at the first two entries, particularly Batman Begins which (in no secret) is the catalyst for a lot of the storytelling elements for this movie.   Begins was a way of giving birth to a legend, The Dark Knight gave us the fall of a legend and The Dark Knight Rises brings us the rebirth of a legend.   In order to advance the story of Bruce Wayne further the filmmakers felt it was needed to go back to the beginning and flesh out a lot of…

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Things A Son Should Know Before He Turns 18 and Leave Your Side (A Repost)

Family and friends know how much I love making a list. From list of things to do to list of things to live by and lists of what to buy today or in the near future. I write article with all kinds of lists that have included the list of the most beautiful liberal art colleges to smart and beautiful politicians and even the most worthy WAGS. So when I read an article of a mom with a list of what she considered all the things she thought she must give for her son, I loved it. Though I do not remember if it was a blog post or an article but it certainly stayed in my mind and I vowed that one day I would also make one for my son.
As my son grows older there is a certain satisfaction in me because we have come this far but there is also a degree of fear that my kind of rearing may have done a damage or two. Looking at my son and how he interacts with society, I think I can give myself a pat because he turned out right.
Still, I can’t help but worry that in the future he might make a mistake. Am not saying he is not entitled to make mistakes, it is a fact of life that we often make mistakes and we must learn from it. There are mistakes though that should not be made if only we have ingrained these facts for them.
Here is a list of must-not and must-do’s that I thought any son should know before he turns 18 and leaves the home.
  1. The world does not revolve around you. You are just a speck in the microcosm, so don’t expect people to do things for you. You have to work hard to reach your goal; nobody is going to hand it to you. Be aware of what is going around you.
  2. The old lady next to you is someone else’s mom. Open the door or carry her bag and remember that someone else may be doing it for your mom, right this very moment.
  3. Real men wear aprons. The stove and washing machine does not recognize the hands that use them. Learn how to use both these appliances. It may save you from hunger and dirty clothes one of these days.
  4. You do not have a maid; learn to pick up your dirty clothes.
  5. When you make a promise, keep it. Your word of honor is something to be proud of.
  6. It’s alright to get mad but it is not right to use your fists to settle disagreements.
  7. Keep yourself clean, shower daily, trim your nails, and use your deodorant. Do not wear anything from the dirty laundry basket.
  8. It is okay to make a stand especially on issues that matter even when everyone else is silent. Know what these are.
  9. Treat girls as they are meant to be treated; they have brains as well as personality, not just bodies.
  10. There has never ever been a good reason enough for you to break up with a girl over the phone. Have the decency, and guts, to talk with her personally.
  11. Break up first before you get into another relationship. Remember you have cousins and you would not want any boy to treat them that way, too. Karma is a bitch.
  12. Real women do not look like Victoria Secret angels. Just take a look at your mom.
  13. Always keep a condom in your wallet; it can save your life.
  14. Don’t drink and drive. If you are drunk, never get behind the wheel.
  15. You are never too old to use the good manners you learned when you were young.
  16. You were taught table manners, use them.
  17. Peer pressure is something all of us have experienced. You will, too. Resisting the pressure and dare to be “man enough” to participate in something wrong will be difficult. The pull to be one with them is a temptation that will be hard to resist. Resisting though will make a man out of you and surrendering to such a “dare” is cowardice. Read #8.
  18. Texting while driving is a big no-no. SEXTING is a bigger offense.
  19. NEVER use the words gay and nigger in a derogatory manner. Respect people no matter what race, faith or preference, they are people just like you.
  20. Admitting your fault or mistake does not make you less of a man. So does showing your feelings.
  21. It would be so beautiful if you can and will always win but this is reality, learn to accept losing with grace.
  22. Enjoy life, in fact, live life to the fullest. Be happy and know that I am always here for you.
  23. And lastly, be the man that I believe you are. Always remember I love you.
Note that this is not in order of importance because I feel that these are all important for my son to know. For those with their own list, do share it with me and all the other readers.
While looking for a photo to include in this blog post, I saw this beautiful and inspiring blog update 25 Rules for Mothers of Sons and I knew I just had to comment and include this in my post, especially for new mothers, though anyone can actually adapt this list, whether she has a son or daughter.
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***Originally from:  justsimplyg.blogspot.com
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SPEJA Editorial Writing Winners (ad verbatim)

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Editorial of Argumentation

When should the school year start, June or September?

Provide your own title.

Third Place

Marian Elisha Cinderella P. Sarcia

When, June or September?

          Every school year is a brand new journey for every student.  Students prepare themselves for different challenges that will possibly come along their way.  Just before the month of June is here, everyone gathers everything they need for the next school year.  But then again, to start another year of learning in the month of June brings problem to those areas affected with the natural calamities, with the month of June being a rainy season.  This is one of the reasons why the issue of starting our school years during September arouse.

          When should the school year start, June or September?  Because of the problem in Global warming that grows worse and worse each day, our country has been experiencing climate changes which affect our daily lives.  It affects the routines that we do and the scheduled activities are delayed.  In school, even the students’ activities are affected.  The students are forced not to go to school during calamities.  The school facilities malfunction because of typhoons.  The days that were suppose to be spent in school, learning anew lesson became days of boredom, if not, these became days of suffering.

          Our government is planning to have the first day of school in September instead.  Do they not notice that the worst typhoons that came across our country happened mostly during the month of September?  Typhoon ‘Ondoy’ washed out Luzon in September 2009 and now, Typhoons ‘Pedring’ and ‘Quiel’ just left us soaked in floodwater.  If we are to start our school year in September, imagine the hardships and the sacrifices of the students.  Their studies will be affected because of suspended classes.  Most of them would probably catch different diseases caused  by the rain and the flood.  The schools their enrolled in would also be affected by flood and destruction brought by natural disaster.

          As of now, June would be the best month to start a new school year.  Yes, it is a rainy season, but seeing the situation of our fellow countrymen, still, the month of June as the start of every school year is hard to replace in our systems.  For it has been this way ever since.

          Being a student is not as easy as you might think.  Having another problem (flooded house, food/water shortage, disease) added to our burdens can cause us to lose track and fail.  But we should never give up, instead, we have to be strong enough to face these problems and solve them.

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Second Place

Marvin Joseph R. Occeño

GO WITH JUNE OR LEARN WITH SEPTEMBER?.

          It is good to hear that Philippines is an educated nation, a nation built with its own learning system.  There comes the time when certain educational issues arise which in effect results to debates but nothing is clearly solved.  One topic tackles the month when the school year should start.  Is it June or is it September?  If not resolved, this might be a conflicting question forever.

          Filipino children, those who are educated, have undergone series of school years that always start with June.  But why do others prefer September as the first academic month?  Is it because of a longer vacation?  It is standardized that a school must have 10 successive months of leaning.  Be it June or September, students are required to comply the days of education.

          There will be lots of adjustments to be made if September will be the start of the school year.  There might be such removal of activities or modifications.  And, can the students adjust easily?  Well, uncertainties will come not only to students but also to teachers who have planned already.

          With the passing of time from one generation to another, everyone can realize the tradition of beginning the academic year with June.  It’s already a great content to those who strive to learn and to remove illiteracy.

          Let it be a beaming fact that what has set will always be set.  This country had already chosen June before the issues caused our minds to be doubtful.  What’s important here is to have responsible students that will eventually upgrade this nation to an educated country anchored on our tradition.

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First Place

Kenji D. Muramatsu

Back to School in September?.

          As typhoon Pedring visited the Philippines on the last week of September, focusing on the northern parts of Luzon, two days of learning were suspended yet again.  The suspension of classes are now a regular part of a school year.  We can say that this is the only reason for DepEd to transfer the start of school year from June to September.  We don’t need to change just to satisfy one situation, do we?

          As our country traveled from time to time, even during the time of our grandfathers and grandmothers, June is always marked as the start of the school yer in the Philippines whereas in other countries, September is the start of the studying season.  All of the students in the Philippines know that June is the season when school days start.  This is already a part of a student’s cycle per year.  If we change the start of the school year to September, the students will experience what we call, “jet-lag system”.  They have to cope up with this “new”  cycle and it might have been worse in the part of a student.

          Before the proposition is amended, have we questioned ourselves?  In what months did typhoons Ondoy, Pedring and Milenyo come for a visit?  They all visited us in September.  If September is the for “Back to school”, what the students will witness at the start of the school year are stronger typhoons, and the classes will be suspended again.  The students will lose a day of orientation and learning; hence they suffer.

          If we count ten months, which is the standard duration of a school year, including September, we will realize that the year of learning will intersect the summer season, that is, hot and not conducive for learning.  We are in a planet that is now facing climate change.  Summer months are much warmer.  Furthermore, the sun’s rays may cause sun stroke.  Again, the students suffer.

          With regard to summer months and the students are in school during the time, family relationships may break down because of lack of bonding.  April and May (the months of vacation if June is the start of the school year) are more suitable for travels compared to June, July and August.  The latter set is rainy so families tend to stay home whereas the former is when families can enjoy the sun and bond with each other in different places.  Yet again, the students suffer.

          To sum up all the points, adapting to global changes may be good for others.  But if we look at the consequences and evaluate who are going to suffer, we can see that we are lucky enough to have what we have now as it is.  There are some things that are ought to be changed and there are things that are ought to be retained as it is.  And the month for the start of the school year belongs to the latter.

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Parodya ng Parokya ni Edgar

parody (pronounced /ˈpærədi/; also called send-upspoof or lampoon), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or trivialise an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation. As the literary theorist Linda Hutcheon puts it, “parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text.” Another critic, Simon Dentith, defines parody as “any cultural practice which provides a relatively polemical allusive imitation of another cultural production or practice.” Often, the most satisfying element of a good parody is seeing others mistake it for the genuine article.[citation needed]

Parody may be found in art or culture, including literaturemusic (although “parody” in music has an earlier, somewhat different meaning than for other art forms), animationgaming and film.

The writer and critic John Gross observes in his Oxford Book of Parodies, that parody seems to flourish on territory somewhere between pastiche (“a composition in another artist’s manner, without satirical intent”) and burlesque (which “fools around with the material of high literature and adapts it to low ends”).

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Parokya ni Edgar (English translation: Parish of Edgar) is a Filipino band that was formed in 1993 by a group of college students. The band is famous and most lauded for its original rock novelty songs and often satirical covers of popular songs. The band has since transcended musical genres, varying styles from one song to another – alternative rock to pop rockfunk to rapcore, and so on – while providing comic relief to their listeners. Despite having “Edgar” in the band’s name, none of the members go by it.

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Buloy, of course is PnE’s greatest hit but what interests me most about PnE is its comical parody covers of some classic foreign and local hits.

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1.  Trip

Trip is from PnE’s debut album Khangkhungkherrnitz. It is the band’s parody cover of Creep. Creep, of course is Radiohead’s greatest hit.

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2.  Alimango

Alimango is from PnE’s second album Buruguduystunstugudunstuy.  It is Parokya’s cover of  Pearl Jam’s Animal.  The feat should have been better if they covered the Eddie Vedder’s hit Daughter, but PnE found it not fit to.

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Learn to sing both Alimango and Animal.  It’s not a difficult task.  All you need to memorize is

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8…9,10 10 legs and again
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8..9,1010 legs and again

Dalawang pansipit
Kung maipit ang sakit!

Ang lalaki, o kay laki ng, ang lalaki ng alimango
O kay laki, ang lalaki, o kay laki ng alimango

and

one, two, three, four, five against one
five, five, against one
said one, two, three, four, five against one
five, five…five, five…five against one
torture from you to me
abducted from the street
i’d rather be…
i’d rather be with…
i’d rather be with an animal
why would you wanna hurt me?
so frightened of your pain…

The lyrics are so plain and simple, however the beat of the drums and the rhythm of guitars make it hard for you to get over it.  I forgot, the signature voice of Eddie Vedder will forever haunt you! That’s if and only if you are willing to learn the songs.

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3.  The Crush (Bakit ang pangit pangit mo?)

Also from Khangkhungkherrnitz, The Crush is Parokya’s version of  Should I Stay Or Should I go? the 1980’s hit of the punk rock band The Clash.

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Yes, it was originally The Clash who made it to the top.  Surprisingly, I am moved that PnE’s version is more comparable to Weezer’s attempt.

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The parody soars up to the highest level with this in-your-face lyrics:

Darling you gotta let me know!
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!
You always say that you are pretty,
Pero ika’y mukhang lalake!
So c’mon on and let me know,
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!

I’m saying PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!
Go away, ‘cuase you smell “panis”!
Ang hininga parang kubeta!
Ang panget na may anghit pa!
So c’mon on and let me know!
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!

Sa itsura mong bakulaw!
Ang daigdig ko ay gugunaw!
Parang naglalakad na pimple!
Kay Chiquito pwedeng double!
So c’mon and let me know!
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!

Ang kutis mo’y parang adobe
(Your skin is like a rough stone)
Ang buhok mo’y parang alambre
(Your hair is like a tangled wiring)
Katawan mo’y parang tambyolo
(Your body is like a raffle ticket)
Para kang galing sa impyerno
(It is as if you came from hell)
So c’mon and let me know
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo

*Internalize the lyrics and use it against your X’s! LoL

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4.  Papa Cologne

Papa Cologne is a parody cover of “Lança Perfume” by Rita Lee.  Papa Cologne is included in Halina sa Parokya album.

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All that I can say is Merci!

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5.  Picha Pie

Picha Pie, next to Buloy is PnE’s second greatest hit. Picha Pie,  from the album Gulong Itlog Gulong is a parody cover of  Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive.  It’s not pizza.  It’s picha.  Just like how the Filipinos pronounce it. Kung anong tunog siyang sulat. Pizza Pie, the term itself is technically and politically incorrect.  Pizza is the Italian translation of the English Pie. And this band from Ateneo and UP is very much aware of it.

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Hahaha! (Laughing out loud). What the hell is she doing in my blogsite? Certainly, it wasn’t Gloria who did inspire PnE to cover the song.  Yes, she definitely sent those Videoke Drag Queens to stardom but por pabor, it was CAKE who made it more palatable to masculine taste.

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6.  Chikinini

Chikinini is from the album Bigotilyo.  It is the band’s parody of Banal na Aso.  Indeed, a parody upon parody.  Banal na Aso (Santong Kabayo) is a satirical parody on Philippine society.  Don’t be surprised.  They’re both from UP.

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No. that’s not Benjie Paras.

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7.  Nakaw ang Wallet Ko

Nakaw Ang Wallet Ko, also from Khangkhungkherrnitz is a parody cover of Guns & Roses’ Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door!

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Guns & Roses is Guns & Roses.  That’s why this song is usually associated with the band. Little and lately did I know that this song was originally done by another legend Bob Dylan.

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There’s still a version of Mark Knopfler, which some claims is the best.  But it’s too much.

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8.  The Ordertaker

The Ordertaker is from the album Halina sa Parokya.  The Ordertaker is a parody on Chopsuey and Toxicity of  System of a Down .

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The embedding of official video was disabled by request.  Watch on Youtube:

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9.  Macho

Macho is from the album Solid.  Macho is the band’s parody on Macho Man performed originally by the Village People.

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Embedding disabled by request. Watch on Youtube.

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10.  Nakakainis

Nakakainis is from the album Solid.  It is the band’s version of When in Rome‘s The Promise.  But one Youtube commentator said, “It does not even sound like The Promise.”  Agree? Let’s see.

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I never thought that this hit in the late 1980’s would have this high definition video.

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11.  Tange

Also from the album Solid, Tange is their version of Popeye’s theme.

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Hahahaha! Laughing out loud again!

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12.  Yakinikitombo

Yakinikitombo is from Gulong Itlog Itlog.  OMG, it’s the band’s treatment of  Oh My Golly by The Pixies.  Well, just some sort of a filler.

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Parang hindi naman.

Thanks for the Youtube uploaders.  More in-depth reviews later.

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HODGEPODGE 2: IRONIES AND PARODIES

SENSATION-alism

TIRAMID by: (nevermind)

He says, She says

  • Gudlack ke inday… tiramaid…….
  • HAHAHAHA… TIRAMID!!! SO FUNNY GUYS..HAHAHA
  • nagpapatawa? pwes hindi sila nakakatawa… the backing track they used is someone else’ arrangement.. they didn’t even bother to put his name for credits. that sucks man, stupid move for a media practitioner.. NOT CITING SOURCES
  • Hoy! Nagpapatawa lng naman sila!!!
  • Kaw kung makasbi ka!!!
  • wag mo naman i-generalize na kaya hindi tayo umuunlad kasi may mga ganyang tao. oo bastos nga ung kanta, and so? dahil ba jan isisisi mo na hindi tayo umuunlad? ayoko rin tong video, pero mas lalong ayoko ng comment mo. part ka ng pilipinas di ba? ibig sabihin non puro kalokohan din alam mo?!
  • tol kaya hindi umaasenso ang pilipinas dahil sa mga taong tulad mo na pakialamero.. ano naman ngyn kung gumawa sila ng kantang ganito? kaw ba kaya mo gumawa ng mga kagaguhan na kanta tulad neto? malamang alam mo lng sa buhay mo ay makialam at makiepal sa ibang tao.. isa ka ngang pilipino!
  • yung mga nag nenegative comment ay concerned citizens. yung mga tumatawa at ok lng sa kanila ang song, yun ang mga nagtitiramid because they are numb enough to face the truth. dahil puro kababuyan ang nasa utak nila at sanay na sa mga ganitong pamumuhay. kaya tawa na lng kau kasi kayo ang mga kayok sa laman. Kawawa lng ang bansa natin. puro utak biya imbes na maging role model. (not saying im a role model) there is some na mas karapatdapat. like these two dj’s kaso they are not.
  • uNG MGA NEGATIVE COMMENTS dito, siguro mga MAID kayo or mga ATSAY dati kaya galit. hehehe. the song is pure humor, kung tinamaan man kayo ay sorry na lang kasi mga MAID kayo… hahahaha
  • dahil sa kantang ito tataas nanaman discrimination sa mga maids na nangingibang bansa. Salamat sa dalawang kupal na to. Yung mga meaningful songs pa ung binaboy nila mga gago. May Karma din ang dalawang gagong iyan. Nakakahiyang isipin na maraming pinoy ang saludo sa dalawang gagong ito.
  • This is pure garbage..and those who patronize this are..you know what i mean.
  • I love the filipino music industry but this song is a huge INSULT to the filipino music industry. This song will be played on the radio for a couple of times each day, and various children listening to the radio would hear this..thanks guys, another way to corrupt the minds of the filipino youth.sheesh.
  • WORD UP!!!! EXPRESS URSELF GUYS…UR JUST TRYIN’ 2 RHYME THE FACTS…HELL 2 HYPOCRITES WU PRETENDS DAT THEY CANNOT JIVE TO THE MESSAGE……MABUHAY ANG KAYUMANGGING LAHI..!!! from the KOOL PINOY CLAN of miami,florida,USA esp. from the DADE SIDE and the BROWARD SIDE!
  • katatawanan para s mga taong walang kapamilyang nag papaalila s iba… Di ko kinahihiyang katulong ako dati.. Masakit talaga tong kantang to s mga tulad namin =( dati inday ang tawag skin nang mga classmate ko ngaun tiramaid na at mas nababastos n ako ngaun kesa dati… =( sobrang sakit talaga kya minsan ayaw ko n pumasok dahil puro sama lang nang loob ang nararanasan ko… Please po sana itigil nyo n ang pag papakalat nang video n to nag mamakaawa po ako kahit konting respeto lang poh… =(
  • Very very rude lyrics. The words are discriminatory of maids. It shows how poorly we treat our maids. They are people too..with rights. These 2 morons are stupid, shallow and ignorant of discrimination. The joke is unintelligent and tasteless. When we, Pinoys, are in the receiving end of discrimination, we protest. But, as hipocrites, this is how we treat our maid who are our compatriots. STUPID
  • naging maid ako dati kasama nang inay ko.. Kaya sobrang sakit sakin tuwing maririnig ko tong kantang to.. Nakakababa at nakakabastos nang pagkatao.. Alam din nang mga classmate ko n nagmaid ako ung iba ginawang pangasar tong kantang to sakin ung iba naman tawag sakin tiramaid dati inday… Kaya sana iconsider nyo naman ang mararamdaman nang iba bago kau gumawa nang mga ganitong kanta..

SA AKIN LANG NAMAN: Everything is said.

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Maggie Wilson and Victor Consunji Prenuptial Video

He says, She says

  • supah hot!!!
  • It’s THEIR pre-nup video. they can do whatever they like.
  • love it!
  • is this porn? coz i dont think this is a prenup vid?
  • of course its super-hot for maniacs, its a tastefully done video for art people, and its “inappropriate” for the occassion for some and its almost-porno for those who have self-respect and you have sense of responsibility because its been uploaded to a media most reachable by kids who sees her (maggie) in a teleserye which is considered for family. . . . and so on and so fort.
  • so what’s next maggie and victor ??? are we going to see the Honeymoon video or the postwedding video ??? make sure its hotter than this one, para maiba naman kayo (something unique) and make sure its uploaded everywhere so maggie will get all the attention she wants. all the comments and ridicule she loves. hhhmmmmm. . . . . your parents must be very proud of you. hands-up ako sayo when it comes to getting attention. YOu’re so clever !
  • duh! sana maging open minded ang karamihan… obvious naman these couple are half filipinos,, they got different culture compared to pinoy culture na hndi msydong open sa ganun dahil conservative. Naging realistic lang & modernized ang concept ng pre-nuptial vid. nila & i don’t see any problem with it… bakit hndi naman lahat ng newlyweds eh both virgin… nagjugjugan nadin mga yan b4 d wedding haha! yan gs2 nilang concept eh pakialam nyo!
  • i don’t see any wrong with this guys!..they are just showing how they love each other!.for those who think that is too sexy and daring, how so narrow-minded!..don’t judge them guys, your not perfect!.don’t tell me you didn’t do that with your gf or bf?!oh come on guys, don’t denied it!.anyway its not your life, mine your own lives guys!
  • kalaswaan naman talaga ito…. dapat iprivate nila ito lalo na kong marriage ang pag-uusapan…this is all about lust and without a blessing from God…….3 years from now divorce kaagad ito
  • wala naman talaga masama sa ginawa nila o sa ginagawa nila..pero kelangan b talagang ipakita pa sa public…eh come to think of it MISS.WORLD siya sa bb.PILIPINAS..dapat naging role model xa sa kabataan khit di na xa currently title holder..dami kaya kabataan ang YOU TUBE subcriber…so iisipin nila na ok lang to gawin ang ipakita in public…
  • i don’t find it malaswa! artistic ang pagkakagawa…. actually mukha shang tv ad sa europe hehe…. it just happen na sila ang 1st couple sa pinas na nag pre-nuptial ng ganyan kaya mrami nag-nnega react, im pretty sure sooner or later many couples will copy this concept style of pre-nuptial video 🙂 ASTIG!wag nba kaya tayong kontrbida,eh buhay nila yan,masaya sila sa ginagawa nila,..eh theyre getting married,hayaan na antin,wala naman mawawala sa atin diba? if di nyo type and dinyo nagustuhan,wag nyong panoorin..then if gusto nyo eh di enjoy!!!libre naman yan eh…wala siang hiningi kahit piso sa ating mga viewer….

SA AKIN LANG NAMAN:  This is not good, not for the basic reason that this connotes sex. This is not good, not for the main reason of having concern on the welfare of the viewers. This is bad because the couple in the video will soon regret they made such. Mark my word!

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He says, She says

  • Loved how they reenacted the Philippine history…from the day Magellan was defeated by Lapu-Lapu; up to showing the Edsa Revolution…I must say…fantastically done!!!
  • Well made! Excellent! Although Lapu-lapu’s moves were a little exagerrated, the Spaniards were actually surprised to see the natives having some form of martial arts — later known as Kali. Their weapons were not made of metal but clay-covered wood hardened by fire. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
  • Sa palagay ko, hindi yata maganda ang makakita sa palabas nang nagpapatayan o may pinapatay. At parang nakakagambala din ang makarinig nang putok nang manga baril at pasabog habang kumakanta nang pambansang awit. Mas bagay ang pagsasadula o pagbabalik-tanaw nang kasaysayan sa pelikula.
  • Hey guys let me remind you na wag tayo maging sobrang proud maging Filipino or parang naging mayabang na tayo sa ibang lahi..kasi po dumarami nang tao galit sa mga Pinoy dahil daw sobrang yabang..thats why careful lng po tayo sa mga kinokoments natin sa Youtube..hehe and let’s be Humble.

SA AKIN LANG NAMAN: The National Historical Institute (NHI) has been in the frontline scrutinizing interpretations of the Philippine National Anthem, Lupang Hinirang.  The institute insists that the original arrangement of the anthem be faithfully conformed with.  NHI’s main objective is to preserve history. It aims to keep all the historically pertinent materials intact that when unfortunate events happen and destroy the original, best replica can be made. What if the original manuscript of Julian Felipe and Jose Palma and other replicas get lost due to fortuitous events and nothing was left but this GMA 7 interpretation?  Can the NHI rely on this video in its effort to retrieve or revive or approximate the original? Probably NO! With a lot of distortions and add-ons in this piece, the institute will certainly have a hard time in doing  so.

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McDo Philippines 2011 Ad Campaign

He says, She says

  • CBCP should look at this again, listen to the dialogue and understand it. the boy even stated that he wouldn’t like a girlfriend, and clearly the girl said she would just want fries. now tell me, WHY IN THE BLUE HELL IS THIS BANNED? is it because they held hands at the end? or that the boy just thought that he should do something for the girl, and did? if so, every show/commercial or anything like it with the same concept should be banned. and the chain reaction goes on.
  • they banned din because they said that the boy is courting the girl and they should not be in this kind of situation since they are still young… what the? the boy is not courting the girl! they should rewatch this million times! oh wait they are closed minded anyway! banning this is just pure NONSENSE!
  • it’s the fries that is affordable…not the gf, depende nlng sa babae kung makkuha sya sa fries lng, and it’s not the main point of the ad, un mga tao lng n mkkitid ang utak ang ngiisip ng ganong implication… besides mas maraming tv programs being aired ang ngccontain ng value-demoralizing content, like violence, so why make fuss about this commercial? 🙂
  • ang gus2 lng iparating ng mcdonalds e sa hlgang 25pesos mkkbili kna ng fries, burger, mcfloat etc.. na ultimo bata ay makakabili kc affordable xa. kelangan bang palakihin ang issue na yan? cguro dpat lahat ng ilalabas sa tv e dumaan muna sa cbcp kung papasa s standards nla.
  • One More Thing… I DEMAND MCDONALD’S PHILIPPINES TO BRING BACK THIS COMMERCIAL ON AIRTO SHOW THAT CBCP HAS CROSSED THE F-ING LINE AND SHOULD SHUT UP ON THIS ISSUE.. GO BACK TO THE RH BILL THING… THIS BROUHAHA HAS LET THE CHURCH LOSE ITS HOLINESS…100++ DAMASO’S!!!GET A LIFE, BISHOPS!
  • This Commercial is good.. i get the idea that kids can afford McDonald’s products since they only cost P25. The Church has got it wrong.. too much on the BF and GF thing… they’re too young for BFGF.. then just go to church and pray, educate the children of god things… ang OA na ng simbahan!!! they should make a stance in the issues they should NEVER participate… even COMMERCIALS. that “KSP-like” factor has made people NOT GO TO CHURCH SINCE THEY SAW THAT “KA-OA-AN” NG CBCP!!!!!!!!!!
  • I mean no disrespect, and yes I agree with your sentiments, but I also see the point of banning it because, admit it or not, with how the commercial was written (in the dialog) it sends the message that a “relationship” is equal to P25 french fries. It may be harmless to us old enough to understand the charm in it, but kids who will watch it will imitate it and transform that notion into reality. The concept is innocent enough, but the writing isn’t. This could’ve been done another way.
  • I know its disappointing that the Church got it banned. I like this commercial too but cmon people dont say such harsh words about the Church. It’s the Church afterall. The priests are just doing what they think will be better for the people. The way you guys are reacting and the things you are saying are just plain proof that the Church is right that the morale of the people are ….. on the other side. This just a cute commercial though wish they didnt ban it. What’s done is done.
  • CBCP- the new MTRCB ??? 🙂 Seriously, I respect what these religious leaders have to say about what is morally right…but hey ! don’t forget, there are parents who could guide and teach their children about those seen on TV…So lighten up! It is just a “funny ad” you know….:)
  • Bakit hindi ang mga paring nangmo-molestiya ng bata ang paalis nila…. Sa pamantasan lang na pinaggalingan ko eh meron… Imposible namang hindi alam ni deogracias iyon…..
  • Bakit hindi ang mga paring nangmo-molestiya ng bata ang paalis nila…. Sa pamantasan lang na pinaggalingan ko eh meron… Imposible namang hindi alam ni deogracias iyon…..
  • I know Mcdonalds has one of the greatest marketing strategy but the way they persuade their target market seems to be unselfish. The decision of CBCP was right, children must act like a children and young adult or etc must act maturely.
  • Dude matalino lang ang cbcp kaya nila pinigilan itong ganitong ads commercial 🙂 Due to high technology ang mass media maari nang makaapekto sa mga bata and this is not a good model for our future leaders. Sometimes we need to think broadly. WAg natin iapply ung mga ganyan reason. Pre Pilipino ka minsan sana maintindihan mo kung ano na ang EPEKTO NG MGA MARKETERS sa mundo. Lagi mong tignan ang effect.
  • and let an innocent ad get punished by a group of stupid bishops. no wonder this country doesnt progress. lots of hungry street children roaming around manila cathedral and CBCP is busy dealing with this AD????
  • Sabel: Sabel + Lalake + Walang ibang tao sa paligid = Rape
  • Mara Clara: Underaged Clara, plotting many kinds of things(dito ko rin natutunan na astig pala magpaka-bitch ‘pag kulang ang oras ng mga magulang mo sa’yo)
  • Capt. Barbel: uhh. wala lang, wala lang kwenta 😛
  • Dami-daming shit sa TV. Pero kahit i-ban mo pa lahat ‘yan walang magbabago. Sa pagpapalaki ng magulang din kasi.

They say

McDo pulls out commercial after CBCP call

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) A popular burger chain pulled off the air its latest TV commercial showing a young boy and girl in courtship after the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) called for such action.

According to the CBCP, the message of the commercial is not acceptable.

The CBCP singled out the TV ad to correct values taught to the youth especially with regard to courtship, said Fr. Melvin Castro, executive secretary of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Family Life.

In the commercial, a young girl asks a young boy if she is already his girlfriend. The boy replies that he is not yet ready. The girl reasons out that what she really wants is french fries. The children are of grade school age.

“Ang punto eh hindi yung pagiging, baka ang punto nung kompanya ay, mura ‘yung french fries nila. Pero ang isang punto de bista dito [ay] ang human relationship ba ay french fries lang ang katumbas?,” Castro said.

The company had a dialogue with CBCP and it immediately heeded the bishops’ call. It decided to stop the airing of the commercial.

“We recognize and respect the stand of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and have stopped airing the said commercial across all television stations as of noon today,” McDonald’s Philippines said in a statement.

CBCP, meanwhile, appreciated the company’s swift action.

“Nakakatuwa na may positive reaction from them. Pero sana lang ‘wag nang dumating ulit sa puntong ito. Sana on their own, ‘yung kanilang sensitivity sa culture, sa faith ng isang bansa ay kilalanin,” Castro said.

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), meanwhile, did not give a direct statement about the commercial.

But according to Grace Poe Llamanzares, MTRCB chair, a group was already formed to draft guidelines on how the youth should be depicted on television.

“The children must be protected,” said Llamanzares, adding, “Ang role kasi ng MTRCB ay dapat makilala at malaman kung ano ba ang standard contemporary Filipino value.”

McDonald’s, in its statement, added that in the past years, their commercials always conveyed positive messages such as love for family and charity.

“Over the years, we have strived to produce advertisements that highlight positive values like love for family (‘Karen Lolo’ ad) and charity (Ronald McDonald House Charities) which mirror what the brand stands for. McDonald’s remains committed in promoting positive values and will continue raising the bar to be better at what we do whether it is our food, our service, to even how we communicate to the public,” it explained.

The CBCP reminded other companies to be sensitive to the messages they want to convey to the public, especially if children are involved. — Report from Abner Mercado, ABS-CBN News

SA AKIN LANG NAMAN: Almost everything is said. Eh paano po yung mga anak ninyong naglalaro ng bahay-bahayan? Iyon nga tatay-tatayan at nanay-nanayan na with matching anak-anakan pa. May nagreklamo ba doon? May pag-aaral bang naganap na iyon ay makakasama sa paglaki nila?  So let the bishops rule the Philippines with regards to this matter and let’s go back in time where there is no freedom of expression. Let all the aggressive, the modern thinking, the cream-of -the-crop ad companies be closed. Let’s all do the old fashion way of ad campaign.

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PAANO NA KAYA?

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FAME ON BINAY! SHAME ON P-NOY?

Anti-anti-government does not mean pro government. The rules of Algebra do not apply.

Some activist groups do not make sense at all. Blaming P-noy for the plight of the tourists executed in China is irrational. (Yes, tourists. As per ROC Immigration records, they are not OFWs). P-noy says “I did my best.” Activists say, Your best is not good enough.

They condemn P-noy as they commend Binay. Binay, on the other side of the equation commends P-noy. This is with respect to the axiom of hierarchy and chain of command. In this case, the law of mathematics and logic must apply. The leftists give thanks to Binay. Binay gives thanks to P-noy.  It is logical and at the same time rational that the anti-government elements thank P-noy. There is no such thing thing as selective and subjective democracy.

Politics, I hate politics.

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NAKAKATAMAD

Nakakatamad magsulat ng tula

Kayhirap maghanap ng tugma

Puwede ngang manaludtod nang malaya

Walang sukat, walang tama

Kalalabasan ay wala

Nakakatamad maghabi ng istorya

Pagkatapos basahin, sasabihin ay walang kuwenta

Kapag nag-iisa, lalo lang nakapagdurusa

Wala namang oras kapag nagsasaya

Nakakatamad gumawa ng kanta

Kalalabasan ay may kapareho nang melodiya

Kasi naman walo lang ang ginagamit na nota

Do re mi fa so la ti do, wala na bang iba?

Gusto ko sanang lumikha ng isang awitin para sa ‘yo. Ngunit ako’y tinatamad.

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QEURIES

Query#1:  Tama bang magdelete sa phonebook ng numerong kabisado mo naman?

Query#2:  Paano mo idi-delete sa utak ang numerong nakabisado mo?

Query#3: Ok lang bang lagyan ng SIM ang lahat ng maliliit na bagay para kapag na-misplaced, isang ring lang maikita mo na agad?

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SALA-SALAWIKAIN

Sala-salawikain#1

Itapon sa dagat ang lahat ng mga kaibigan

Nang sa gayon ay iyong malaman

Kapag lumubog ay tunay na kaibigan

Kapag lumutang ay puro kaplastikan.

To be continued…



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HAPPINESS

Sabi ni pareng Wiki, Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy.[1] A variety of biologicalpsychologicalreligious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources.

While direct measurement of happiness presents challenges, tools have been developed by researchers. Positive psychology researchers use theoretical models that include describing happiness as consisting of positive emotions and positive activities, or that describe three kinds of happiness: pleasure (positive sensory experience), engagement (involvement with one’s family, work, romance and hobbies), and meaning (using personal strengths to serve some larger end).[2]

Research has identified a number of attributes that correlate with happiness: relationships and social interaction, extraversion, marital status, employment, health, democratic freedom, optimism, endorphins released through physical exercise and eating chocolate, religious involvement, income and proximity to other happy people.[citation needed] Happiness is mediated through the release of so-called happiness hormones.

Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this older sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics.

Happiness economics suggests that measures of public happiness should be used to supplement more traditional economic measures when evaluating the success of public policy.

Ang daming sinabi maka lay-out lang ng isang page tungkol sa happiness. Sa akin, ang happiness ay happiness. Iyon yon. Pag masaya ka, wala nang pali-paliwanag. Baka dumugo pa ang ilong ko sa pagpapaliwanag at mawala ang hapiness ko.

Sa Facebook, madaling malaman kung happy ang isang tao sa pamamagitan ng pagbasa sa kanyang status, posts at comments. Minsan sobrang nakakatawa yung status niya na halos mahulog ka sa office chair mo. Minsan naman tamang feel good lang na hindi mo rin maiwasan na ngumiti. Hindi ako nagkasya sa pagkahulog sa silya at simpleng pagngiti, kaya ginawa ko ang Happiest Post of the Day sa Facebook. Tapos nagko-comment ako ng “Keep on posting inspiring stuff.” Wala akong pakiaalam kung sino sila. Hindi ko pa nga nakikita in person ang iba sa kanila. Nakatutuwa lang isipin na hindi nila alam na nakaka-inspire pala yung simpleng pag state ng state of mind nila sa araw na iyon.

Tapos, naggawa naman ako ng saddest post. Oo, karapatan nilang i-state ang state of mind nila sa araw na iyon, pero katulad ng happiness, nakakahawa din iyong sadness. Tapos magco-comment ako ng “Bawal ang Nega!” Wala pa namang nagpi-feedback ng “Pakialam mo?!” So far. Sana wala rin sa susunod na araw. Ang punto ko lang naman ay magpasaya.

Kaya ngayong period na ito February 7 to February 18, inipon ko ang mga happiest posts at saddest posts. Iyon ay para may entry ako dito sa blog na ito. Hahaha! Happy Reading!

And The Happiest Post of the Day goes to… (drumroll)

February 7, 2011

Kaye Liangco- Plata

I was doing my grocery list when I decided to ask Jeremy his request. I thought he would tell me again he wanted to buy that other big dump truck but I was surprised when he answered. His request? Brown rice, fish,    white rice, gravy…this from a little boy who’s been eating nonstop after getting out of the hospital. Inaawat na nga sya sa pag kain e.

 

 

 

 

 

February 8, 2011

Mark Dexter Bunye

Seen a great definition of “DREAM and BURNING PASSION” in the kids that walk their way to the Public Elem. School. ___Got a long way to go! 😀

 

 

February 9, 2011

Toniotix McPierre

My Right Arm’s are INJURED>> :(“

Xavier Coronel

Gagamba ka b hehehe kc ang dmi m0 right arms eh hehehe peace…

Toniotix McPierre

haha lol.. uu nga noh.. ^_^v

Re-phrase ” My Right Arm Was Injured”.

February 10, 2011

Trizha Dimayuga

Everything will fall..fall right into place.. =)


 

February 11, 2011

Lester Bambico

Zyra Ordoño-Bambico happy bunny day bunnypot
i love you madami 🙂 “


Wala akong office pag Sabado. Kaya walang FB. Wala ring entries sa February 12 and 13.

February 14, 2011

Kuting Natanauan Andal

Oh my God! Nicolo Dean Andal saw the flowers that his dad gave me and he wanted to bring it to school & give it to his crush… I didn’t let him bring it coz it’s mine… (how selfish!?) hahaha.. Dad dropped him off to school, nag-tantrums ang bagets, coz he really wants to give his girl a flower… Ate gie, asked him if he has money to buy. Then gave the P120. i gave him for his snack.. Kaloka!

 

 

 

February 15, 2011

Aileen Sanchez

sorry for all my sins. I will always obey you. I will not be naughty always. I wii respect you and thank you mommy for loving me.I love you mommy! — love raprap

 

 

February 16, 2011

Dhenis Calinisan

Mas maraming nagmamahal at nag aalala, isa lang ang mawawala!!! 🙂 Moving On…….

 

 

February 17, 2011

Roy Roman Ruiz Venus

Roy, nagbago ka na! Suplado ka! 2 weeks mo na ko dinadaan-daanan. 2 weeks na kitang napapansin na pasilay silay sakin, pero snob ka parin sa huli… Ayaw mo ba talaga akong tikman? One time lang…- Lechon Macau ng China Roast Hahaha 😀 (on diet)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 18, 2011

Mark Dexter Bunye

Under the breaking dawn, fresh dew breeze whispers and by the shinning moonlight; a chit-chat with my Nanay. Goodmorning! ♥

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And The Saddest Post of the Day goes to…


February 7, 2011

Dhenis Gagalang Calinisan

ay Mawawala muna sa ating sirkulasyon sa maiksing panahon.. 😦 salamat sa masasayang araw na kasama ko kayo…….

 

 

February 8, 2011

Ennaoj Acijom Nomadis

Kung ala na ako sa frend list mo…isa ka sa binura ko dahil hnd ka importante sa bagong ikot ng mundo

 

 

February 9, 2011

Lester Bambico

>_< its frustrating, all my ideas are on the android market already

 

 

February 10, 2011

Cris-toyo Guillermo Nuñez

Hindi mo na mababawi ang sakit ng mga salitang Binitiwan mo!kya mag isip muna bago ibuka ang bibig…….

 

 

February 11, 2011

ItsmeRoselle Gelvez

BTET GANUN?GINAGAWA KO AMAN LAHAT PARA MAPASAYA KO MGA TAO SA PALIGID KO PERO PARANG DI NLA NAA-APPRECIATE UN?KAHIT MAGMUKA NA KO TANGA MAPASAYA LNG CLA, PERO SA KANILA WALA LANG UN..HAY NAKAKAPAGOD DIN PALA I-PLEASE ANG MGA TAO..BTET KC KAHILIG KONG MAGPLEASE NG TAO JUST TO MAKE THEM HAPPY..CGE FROM NOW ON TATAGA KO SA BATO DI NAKO MAGPLEASE NG TAO, BAHALA CLA SA BUHAY NLA, IF THEY DONT LIKE ME THEN I DONT CARE!!

 

 

 

 

February 14, 2011

Dhenis Gagalang Calinisan

Sad, but true!!!! No one cares for me!!!

 

 

February 15, 2011

Cristina Reyes

bad day! so disappointing

 

 

February 16, 2011

John Reiner E. Tamoria

kung wlang halaga sau ung pag kakaibigan natin ! fine! ,,”

 

 

February 17, 2011

Gemalyn Punzalan Aquino

hayzzztttttt…sna my makaapreciate dn ng mga gianagawa q…:(Gemalyn Punzalan Aquino is sad..cant help it..

 

 

 

February 18, 2011

Dezza Punzalan

sana d na matuloy ang gulo d2….. (on Bahrain protest rally)

 

 

Thanks for reading. I will be keeping a close watch on your status all the time.