Friday, September 25, 2009

2 years, 7 months and counting.... (A From the vault #3 special)

Listening to: Daft Punk - High Fidelity (1996 Homework)

Right now, I feel: So so happy!

Just a quick post before I go to bed.

It has been 2 years and 7 months now. Through good and bad, I want to thank you for being there. Whatever childish acts I have, you still opted to watch my back. You we're there when I am high up the clouds and most of all, you were there to break my fall.

I can't believe that time flies so fast. It has been 2 years now and nearing the 3rd year mark. Wow! I am just out of words for this day.

I just want to share this happy day for me. Here are some pictures of us for the past 2 years.

When we just want to sleep during our breaks.

During our company Christmas party. (December, 2007)

After 2 months of being together, we decided to have our first out of town. Vistamar in Anilao, Batangas. (May, 2007)

Though we feel tired and still sleepy, we still manage to have a smile as we are having fun being together.

We can get goofy sometimes too. (Greenbelt park)

We will even enjoy staying up late at night going anywhere our feet will lead us to.

We love food so much! (McDo at Robinson's Pioneer June, 2008)

Everywhere we go, we always have a good time, and a photo to cherish.

Some people think that we're siblings because they think we almost have the same physical features.

Even when I am sick, she made sure that she'll always be there for me.

Thank you so much Ayann for the wonderful and blissful 2 years and 7 months. I love you so much!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

From the vault #2

Listening to: Up Dharma Down - Taya (2008 Bipolar)

Right now, I feel: Hyper

Got nothing to post for now since I am busy planning this small business I had in my mind. My folks and sister Cheng are helping out for this. So sorry Vayie if I have no updates. I will get back to your blog soon. Promise!

I removed my Twitter gadget since it has some code problems.

I just want to share something I found in pictures.

Here are some pics of when I had a long hair. All photos are taken during the year of 2007.

Taken when my mom was here.

My birthday party.

With my friends during my birthday.

My self portrait shot. I wasn't sleepy at that time and decided to take some shots of myself using the lampshade as the only light source available.

At the reception of Trie's baptism. My friend's son.

I am really missing my long hair. I will try to grow my hair to a very long one.

Now, Let me go back to my draft board and continue with my business study.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Royal Rumble #3

Listening to: U2 - Stay (Faraway, So Close!) (1993 Zooropa)

Right now, I feel: Pissed!

I am now here at Starbucks in One E-com center besides MOA. I'm waiting for my Ayann to be done with her OT work. I know, I know. It's a Sunday. Right now I feel kinda sleepy as well (the reason I am had my 2nd coffee now.) and I will drive all the way to QC.

Sunday was a good day for me somehow. Thanks for people who visited my blog. You made my whole week and weekend great! You know who you are, so kudos to you! Though it seems like my night will be spoiled.

My first ranting goes to the pesky drivers on the road. They don't know the basics of driving! They just eat the other lane which will make you real mad and start a road war! Plus they don't signal either to the left or right when they change lane. They're so aggressive that they don't do the basic courtesy driving. They just eat up the space which is supposed to be your lane so that they can bypass the heavy traffic and congestion on the road. It seems like they are saying to you like the album title of Cranberries. "Everybody else is doing, so why can't we?" Plus the fact that I was apprehended for the Yellow lane violation in EDSA going to Ayala Ave. last Sunday when I was a few hundred meters away of going to Ayala Ave. You corrupt bastard! I'd rather get a ticket and pay 500 pesos than bribing that officer for
100-200 pesos for him to get his meal and who's boss is an MMDA faggot than paying him Which I have to pay tomorrow in any Metrobank branch. I just hate the drivers. The roads are a different story. My vehicle is not like Michael Jackson that likes to do a moonwalk!

Now let's talk about the wireless craze from Smart with their Smart Bro. I went to Shangri-La a couple of weeks back since the money changer there gives a higher rate for dollar to peso exchange compared to other establishments. After that, I checked Smart to inquire their Smart Bro prepaid which is on a promo for 995 pesos. I was asked if what OS I had which I replied as Vista. She then asked what bit and I said 64, then she dropped the bomb by telling to me that their device won't be compatible with 64 bit. I was a bit sad. I tried to check Sun Cell first for the wireless broadband that they're offering. I didn't like it because not the whole metro is covered by their wireless signal. I went to Globe since I was told that their wireless connection is dependent on the network's signal. Knowing that I am a Globe user and that signal is good to excellent to the most areas I go, I bought one. Plus the fact that it is prepaid and the convenience of loading it. I tried it right away and this is what I found out that sucks about it:

- It always disconnects you. Anytime from 2 minutes to an hour of having an internet connection. It is worst than the dial up bottleneck that I used to experience before.
- It is slow because it always changes the network type it will use. HSDPA, 3G, EDGE to the slow ass GPRS! Hey guys! Stick to one signal. You promote that you use multiple networks to connect to the internet is not good. It makes the connection slower and worst, I always get disconnected!
- You get to charge 5 pesos for every 15 minutes of duration that you are connected. Even if you are connected only for a minute, that is already 5 pesos off your credit. Even if you are 15 minutes and a second connected that counts as 10 pesos already! And since it is slow and always gets a no signal plus the fact that I purchased it for 1,995 pesos. It is not worth it.

I always wish there will be a better alternative to this wireless broadband craze. It is really a nice way to get connected while on the road. And I just found out that Smart Bro can be used in a 64 bit Vista OS. Damn you Smart personnel! Do you're homework and know your products right!

Still about wireless, another thing I hate is Starbucks WiFi. Unlike in the US where coffee shops and even communities offer free WiFi access like Starbucks and McDonald's, here they don't. You need to purchase a prepaid wireless card to get connected. It is either airborne access or Globe Wiz. Which I found it odd. Why does most food places like McDonald's and the likes offer wireless connection for free. You just have to ask for the password. Why does SM offer a blazing fast wireless connection, while these establishments are selling WiFi prepaid cards for 200 pesos for 3 hours (airborne access) and 100 pesos per hour (Globe Wiz)! This is just fucking outrageous! You are just milking money to everyone. The only consolation you get is that it is really fast. Besides that, it all just another hole left in your wallet.

It is really better to get a wireless connection from the telecoms company such as Smart or Globe. But with such big flaws that seems to be overlooked or maybe worst, being ignored. It is really hard to find such a good service from any company here in the country. I just really hate how money goes around in this place.

I am now going nationalistic and starting to get pissed with the greed that can be blamed to our politicians here. I need to end this before I go berserk and let all hell go loose.

To everyone I hate tonight. Fuck you very much! May you go to sleep and be on an eternal slumber. I mean go and die!

Addendum: I added and share something at 12:50 am since I am pissed, besides the topics I posted but with the fact that I need to wait for my girl to come out at 2 am! I hate it when people take advantage of your situation where you don't really have a choice. Yeah, work is work but on a Sunday going to Monday?!?

On to the addendum. It is about an experience I had with some women that really irritates me. I remember when mom was here and we're at Pizza Hut in Trinoma. Having an early dinner, a lady passed by. Yeah she is the oh-so-beauty-and-jaw-dropping-hot type. But what really got my attention is her get up. She is wearing a short top that you can see her curvy waist and navel (hotness alert! here), the shirt compliments her white and flawless skin. She was wearing this very short shorts that I can almost be a total pervert and peek through her legs up to her thigh. I gotta admit she got my attention. Who man wouldn't (maybe the gays) look at a lady like that? But what really got my attention is that I can see her thong!

That's right, don't rub your monitor or your eyes. What you've just read is true. In full detail, it is a thong with a very thin string around it with the cover at the back having a white and green stripe design. How would I not remember it. I was able to see it from the moment she passed by our table and so does everyone else. Come on lady! You're a true blooded head turner! Why would you wear something like that in a mall. It is a very cold place, or maybe not since a lot of people stay in the mall and lurks almost everywhere making the air conditioning system seems to be useless. But still, it is a mall for crying out loud. You do have the proper dress code for such places right? Why not just wear something like that with an addition of a small card saying "I dress like a slut. I want to be a real one. Free fuck right here, right now." And then, go around to public places like a mall. Don't expect to be respected when you dress worst than a prostitute. For sure, you have the body to show and to flaunt but please, never exaggerate your awesomeness!

And I had another one message to everyone. Please don't go to church wearing something provocative in a way. Especially if you're just coming into puberty. I saw this teenybopper girl who is holding something that needs to be signed by the priest. A mass card it seems, I tried to look at her since she has this innocent face that can really get everyone's attention. Hey I am a man! So get used to it. We get easily distracted when we see something nice for our eyes to see.

Anyways, I looked at this girl and noticed her Japanese schoolgirl get up. Plus with a socks a la Avril Lavigne of black and white strips. I was about to go when I had a second look and realized that her skirt is not just a Jappo schoolgirl type but it was way way short. A little more bend and for sure I can see her underwear. It ruined my Sunday. You're in a church little one! Why wear something like that? I didn't care if people around me had the same look and reaction as mine. But it really ruined my solemn day.

And for those. These 2 ladies are officially tagged as the bitch and the slut. God I hate these type of women. Don't expect me to be a gentleman in front of you. If you're like the ladies I mentioned here, you better pray we won't cross each other because I will definitely give you the look and reaction you wouldn't like!

I am a gym class hero! #2

Listening to: Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We're Going Down (2005 From Under the Cork Tree)

Right now, I feel: Sleepy

Before I share you my gym adventures, let me rant and share this to you first. I drove my brother to the barber shop. I suck in parking the car. We went home and parked it and I still suck. Big time! I really suck in parking a car! I just hate it. I can drive but I can't park. Geez!

Now back to our regular programing.

Welcome to the 2nd issue of I am a gym class hero. My first issue is about the first 2 session. Now It has been a week since I haven't updated anything about it, so here we go.

Last Saturday was my 3rd gym day. I lasted for almost 3 hours. Starting at around 4 pm and ended 7:30 pm (that is with rest and breaks included). I was able to do some abdominal crunches longer that usual. I did a 20 minute fast walk again on the treadmill, another 20 at the stationary bicycle. Then took a rest and did a 5 sets of with 10 pounds on my back at the abdominal machine. I had 50 repetitions for that workout alone. I was really in the mood to loose weight right away. I did the inclined crunch for 3 sets with 30 repetitions only. I can't last further on that work out since it really gives pain in my legs and at my back. Though I feel my big stomach stretching, I don't want to get cramps all over it. I did another bike workout again for 10 minutes and then did a 3 sets of the ab machine with 50 reps still.

Monday and Tuesday was all good. Though I didn't go with the 8 sets on the ab machine, I was still able to do some great workout. I added a new workout with the runner. Though I don't really know what it is called. I still call it a runner. You just like floating in air and running, with arm bars that can make your arms sway too. Oh wait I found it now in Sears's website! Thanks a lot Sears! It is called the Elliptical machine! I love that workout. It really gives my heart a good beating and some workout too as I perspire a lot. Last Saturday I weighed it at 266 pounds and last Tuesday I weighed in at 257 pounds! That is a 9 pounds decrease for just 4 days of gym and diet!

I did the normal routine last Wednesday and Thursday but my instructor told me to focus on the cardio workout which means I should prolong the duration I am on each machine. I still did the 20 minutes for the elliptical machine and the treadmill with 1-2 minutes of running included but I did 25 minutes on the bicycle. I did each workout twice. My instructor told me to start with the incline crunches which gave me a hard time since my stomach was really hurting from the stretch it is getting.

I didn't went to the gym last Friday as I deserve a break. I snoozed all day and played my PSP the whole day. Saturday came and I decided to break the barrier of my limits. I want to go for 4 hours. It is hard to do but I was able to do 4 hours with rest and breaks included. From 5 pm to 9pm Here's what I did. This time to avoid the cramps and too much stretch on my stomach, my instructor told me to stretch my abs first and lesser the weight on my abdominal machine workout

- 20 minutes on the elliptical
- 20 minutes on the treadmill
- 4 sets of abs machine with 50 reps each. (2 sets with 10 pounds and 2 sets with 7 pounds)
- 2 sets of inclined crunches with 20 reps each
- 10 minutes on the stationary bicycle
- 10 minutes of elliptical
- 10 minutes of treadmill
- 2 sets of abs machine (still with 50 reps of 7 pounds weight)
- 2 set of inclined crunches (with 10 reps this time since my abs is really strained too much that I am feeling cramps already)
- 2 sets of abs machine
- 10 minutes on the elliptical
- 20 minutes on the tread mill (with 2 minutes run at speed rate of 5.5)
- 2 sets of abs machine
- 2 sets of inclined crunches
- 7 minutes on the bicycle
- 10 minutes on the elliptical
- 20 minutes on the treadmill (did a 1 minute run at speed rate of 5.5 twice)
- 2 sets of abs machine

And that covers my workout last night. It really made me exhausted and left a splitting headache that even advil won't subdue. But I was able to hold on to the pain since I was at home at that time. My instructor liked my focus saying that we will use all the weight machines by Monday. He was impressed with my improvement on my stamina as I wouldn't last 2 minutes on the elliptical before and I find it hard surviving the treadmill without any pain and cramps in my legs.

I now weighed in at 255 pounds. Let's see what will happen by Monday!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Music is my food for the soul #1

Listening to: Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl (1998 Surrender)

Right now, I feel: Hyper!

I am hours away of going to the gym. Before I make up for the lost time since I wasn't able to go yesterday (thanks to the rain that made me lazy), I was reading Russ's post about her gym activity and the new songs that she is listening. It was great to see people liking music.

For me it is my food for the soul. It can make me romantic, optimistic, angry and nostalgic. I will not go deep into how I loved music and how my taste evolved.

What I will share now is the music I am listening when I am at the gym. Something as I have said, Russ inspired me to blog about. Well here are my playlist.

Nine Inch Nails:
1. Closer
2. Reptile
3. Echoplex
4. The Hands That Feeds
5. The Day The World Went Away

Chemical Brothers:
1. Hey Boy Hey Girl
2. Let Forever Be
3. Setting Sun

Massive Attack:
1. Protection
2. Angel
3. Teardrop

Daft Punk:
1. Da Funk
2. One More Time
3. Technologic
4. Around The World

Foo Fighters:
1. My Hero
2. A320
3. Monkey Wrench

Limp Bizkit:
1. The Truth
2. Break Stuff
3. Nookie
4. Counterfiet

1. Numb
2. The Rip
3. We Carry On

Up Dharma Down
1. Taya
2. Blessed
3. Every First Second
4. Malikmata
5. Maybe
6. Kaibigan (APO cover)

These songs are a great one to pump me up. Makes me feel aggressive when I am on a treadmill, stationary bicycle or on a runner. Some songs tend to relax me if I want to cool down and slow things up. My favorites are Echoplex, Closer and Reptile for my treadmill and ab workout. Hey Boy Hey Girl, Let Forever Be, My Hero, Monkey Wrench, The Truth and Break Stuff are my go to songs when I do my crunches. All songs can pump or mellow me down.

How about you? What music do you listen to when you're doing something (i.e gym, going to work or school) What is your food for the soul?

Welcome to another issue of my blog.

This is Music is my food for the soul #1


Listening to: Lady Gaga - Poker Face (2008 The Fame)

Right now, I feel: Sad

Tanong lang. Bakit ang emotero ko ngayon?

From the vault

Listening to: Up Dharma Down - Sana (2008 Bipolar)

Right now, I feel: Sad

I got nothing to blog really in particular, though I have tons of ideas to share. I was just checking some pics after getting tired of playing Dissidia Final Fantasy game in PSP and after playing the Mafia Wars and Yakuza Lords in Facebook.

I got curious and asked myself, amidst all the emotions I am feeling right now and things that's running through my head, why won't I hold the shutter again? It has been 3 years of taking pictures on a twice a month basis. I remember having 7,000 plus of photos saved in my old hard drive that died.

Well, I was able to dug out some pics I took for this year.

I took this at the back of SM MOA last February 3.

I also took this last February 3 (Which is my birthday) which I edited afterwards in my sister's laptop using the basic Photo Gallery tools since the original picture was too dark.

I was trying to take a silhouette shot since before the sun will be calling it a day. This is the only best shot I can have. But I tried to edit it and....

One is like a sunset setting and...

the other one looking like a sunrise setting

I took this when we had our team building in Laguna. One of my few portraiture shots.

A different angel this time.

This are just the few photos I took this year. It has been a whiles since I held a camera for so long. Like a whole day long and won't stop taking pictures. Maybe I need to go out and practice.

Kinakalawang na siguro ang utak ko.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Feeling optimistic

Listening to: Moloko - Sing It Back (Tee's Radio Mix) (1999 Sing It Back)

Right now, I feel: Optimistic

Just got home. Didn't went to school since it is raining hard. Talked to my mom and aunt about a plan of having a small business. While my mom was here, my aunt suggested for us to sell some cookies or brownies in her canteen. My mom also had the idea of buying in some goods from the US (clothes, perfumes and shoes) which are in sale and sell it here. It was just small plans that is now becoming to be real. At first I was interested in doing it. I even told my girl about it when I picked her up last Monday to spend the day with me at home. I became interested and inspired by my friend Marvin.

As I have said in my last post, Marvin is planning to do a sideline and offer some chocolates in his office and I decided to help him. I told him about my plans as well. I texted my mom this afternoon and told me that we will talk tonight about my plans. My sister and aunt suggested to go for the cookies and brownies instead of the tiramisu/ref cake that I am planning.

I am really interested in helping my friend sell his chocolates and I am really planning on selling cookies and stuff my mom can get on sale in the states. But what I am really thinking now is for my pictures to be sold in a frame. I got a sample like this.

Since I love taking pictures and I am really into photography, I might as well use it as a source of income since I am not working anymore. Its a good thing that my family are giving suggestions as a sign that they support my effort of making all the plans to happen.

I hope any of this plans will materialize soon. Right before the holidays.

Before I head back to the gym, I heard Japeth Aguilar backed out of Burger King and decided to join the Smart-Gilas basketball program. Just as I have predicted, he is really not the answer for reclaiming the basketball glory one we have before and if it is really the playing time he is complaining, he has it with Burger King. He is not that fully develop to expect to get a huge playing time.

Another rumor running around is that the Band Tears for Fears will be coming to Manila. I have posted it on my twitter and Facebook about it. Thanks to Paul Yap's post in his twitter with a link from a reliable source. You can check it here.

That is all folks! Let me know if you have suggestions about my small business plans. Bili din kayo ha! =)

I feel so low

Listening to: Gnarls Barkley - Charity Case (2008 The Odd Couple)

Right now, I feel: Happy and Sad

Good morning peeps! I will go back to the school that hates me and will try to do something else besides going to the gym.

I don't really know what should I feel now. It is somehow a mixed of sadness and happiness. Its like I am on a multitasking state emotionally speaking. Let's break it down into the happy part and the sad part.

The happy part:
- The NU 107 Rock awards will be next month. I already voted for my favorite band in every category they are in. Vote Up Dharma Down now!
- Tears for Fears will be here?!? Can somebody give me a buzz if this is really true.
- Last weekend, I weighed at 266 lbs. Yesterday I weighed in at 257 lbs. That is 9 lbs. in 4 sessions of going to the gym with a day of rest in between plus the long weekend. It seems like going to the gym will be an everyday adventure for me now.
- I was able to run a full 20 minutes in the runner (I don't really know what that machine is called), it is this machine where you it seems like you are running afloat.
- I am optimistic that I can be accepted back to the school that seems like doesn't want to accept me. Thanks to my school counselor Ms. Yoto.
- I was able to enjoy the internet using the Globe Tattoo, though I have some hates about it.
- I was able to get some good sleep.
- I was able to talk to my friend Marvin as he is planning to do some home made chocolates molded in different shapes and sizes with flavors as well. Told him that I will be able to help him by reselling it to my aunt's canteen and to my girl's colleague at her work.
- Since Marvin is planning to do some business for the incoming holidays, I am planning to do some ref cake or tiramisu and sell it. I am planning the made to order style. I also plan to sell some goods that my mom can get from the states. Shoes, perfumes and clothes that my mom can get for sale in the US and will re-sell it here. I feel upbeat and optimistic with this.

The sad part:
- I still haven't finish the World without A Superman comic book. I can't absorb the middle part where Superman's body was kidnapped and when Jon (foster father of Clark) was trying to save him in the afterlife. Too much distraction in my head now. I just hope they will get the hell out of my head.
- The school that seems to hate me, gave me a run around. My counselor gave me a go signal to come back but the registrar wants me to see the dean to seek for approval for me to extend my stay and finish my course. This over staying issue is the very same reason why I filed for a discontinue of study in the first place. I was just taking my chances again this time. It seems like fate is playing with me.
- My so called wireless broadband is not broadband at all. I can browse but I can't download stuff I need. This HSDPA, 3G type of connection is really slow and worst, it is weather dependent as well.
- I still need to talk to my mom about the financial matters in the house. And I am running short of money too.
- I did spend a lot of money making documents and having it notarized for me to get back to school. It will be really such a fruitless effort if nothing will happen
- I am beginning to have recurring headaches. I took advil twice last night.

Today will definitely be a long day for me. I just feel so heavy inside me with all this negativity inside me.

I'd rather go to the gym and let everything be out in there.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Bucket list

Listening to: Portishead - The Rip (2008 Third)

Right now, I feel: Sleepy

Before I go to sleep, I check a blog of my friend Badette. I was inspired to this.

Here is my wish list.

1. Have my own DSLR with all the possible kit lens I can have.
2. A black Mazda 3 or a pink Honda Jazz.
3. The Sandman graphic novels.
4. My own photo studio.
5. A big far place in Batangas or Tagaytay with trees, flower, garden and all poultry animals you can imagine. (Another business I want to have maybe)
6. Have a weight of 170-180 pounds.
7. Have my own house.
8. Go to Cebu, Phuket and Paris.
9. Have 100 CDs by the end of 2009.

That will be all for now. Wait for the part 2!

The last hurrah!

Listening to: Up Dharma Down - Every First Second (2008 Bipolar)

Right now, I feel: Sad

It has been 3 weeks since mom was here. Now she will be going back to the US later at noon. She needs to check in at 9 am and we planned to leave our house at 7 am. Last Thursday after my mom planned for us to bond. Just us siblings with our cousin and her godson Jason. My mom really wanted to sing so we went to Music 21 in Timog. I tried to drive that night as I want to try it. It was my first time driving during night time and it was hard! It was really dark and it is hard to see a thing. It is harder when your vehicle has a tint! Good thing we all came to Music 21 in one piece. I just suck at parking so I really need to practice on that. We had fun that night. I just had some beers and a little to eat. I think I deserve this one too as I am really being serious at this gym and diet thing. How serious? I refused my aunt's offer last night to eat a pork barbecue knowing that it is my favorite, I still refused. I was even kidding with my family on our way home when I saw McDo and shouted "Oh tukso! Layuan mo ako!"

Last night we went to Manila Peninsula and had dinner with my aunt and her friends. I just had a burger and a spoon of ice cream. I did enjoy the WiFi for a few hours but it was really the moment with my mom that matters most. Having dinner with her and laughing out. I went to my aunt while waiting for the valet and told her "Tita, pwede na sa aking birthday or Christmas gift sa akin yun oh." I was actually pointing to a Mercedes Benz car. My aunt and mom laughed and my aunt joked that she will die of a heart attack.

I will miss my mom again. Hopefully she can be here next year, this time for Christmas. I miss her aggressive but defensive driving. Her very prank and loud voice.

I love you mom!

Friday, September 04, 2009

I am a gym class hero! #1

Listening to: Massive Attack - Protction (1994 Protection)

Right now, I feel: Tired

Yep it is official. I enrolled in a gym a couple of blocks away from my place. I started 3 days ago just missing one session yesterday since my legs are having this bad cramps.

My first day was the evaluation day for me. I went to the gym as soon as I have set my brother's Ipod shuffle and went to Bulacan to renew my driver's license. My instructor tried to see what workout I can do. I tried first the treadmill. I tried to walk first then speed it up. The walk began to be faster as I tried to do a sprint at 5 speed. I was able to last a minute and a half of running before I gave up and reduced the speed of the treadmill. Not because I was exhausted but due to the cramps I am feeling near my ankles. Then I pushed myself again and tried to do another run but I still lasted a minute and a half. I told him what I felt and he told me that it is because of my weight being distributed to my legs. He told me to take a rest then did some crunches, did a 3 sets with 30 repititions of crunches, my instruction set the ab crunch machine at the 8lbs. weight. I did the bicycle for 17 minutes and I wasn't able to last the whole 17 minutes as I feel cramps coming in to my upper legs and hamstring anytime soon. My instructor called it a night for me. I told him my weight history.

I remember my mom telling me that I was really big since birth. "Malaking bulas" as what other people will tell me. Good thing I was tall since I was a kid that it wasn't that obvious how overweight or obese I am. I remember how my mom will tell me how surprised she was when I was born with a weight of 8 pounds.

Back to the gym adventure, it was really a great feeling for me to be doing this. It is exhausting and my body seems like it want to scream from the pain that it is having. Cramped all over my legs. But it was the first time I did perspire a lot. I never perspired a lot like this for years. The last time I felt it was when I played basketball with my relatives a year ago and playing badminton with some friends 3 years back. I went home having dinner in so small increments. Small based on my own standards. Like I said before, I can eat a whole chicken in just one sitting. This time I only had 4 spoons worth of rice and a cup of beef. I still smoke a couple of cigarettes but I am really planning on cutting the food and the cigar thing. I just don't want top cut it drastically. I know that I will be really craving for those so I'd rather cut it slowly so my body can get used to it.

2nd day at the gym resumed after getting my driver's license and driving the car for the first time after 7 years from NLEX to our place. I felt cramps on the way home since my legs wasn't used to driving that long and for 7 years too.

I still did some stretching longer that usual, so I can avoid having cramps right away. I did the bicycle first and it was better than before. I was able to last 20 minutes straight without any stops. I did felt some cramps between my calf and ankle but it was gone when I was on my 10th minute doing the bike. My instructor told me to do some cardio and a little of ab crunches to loose weight and also to improve my stamina. He told me that I can do the work out everyday. 3 days of work out and 3 days of just doing the treads or the bicycle. I planned to do the work out every MWF and the cardio work out every TTHS. I hope I can loose weight faster with this.

I will now put a blog entry about my gym adventure. Now I have a new issue to show you guys. Besides the Halo-Halo espeyal and the Royal Rumble, I now welcome to the I am a gym class hero!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Halo-Halo espesyal #11

Listening to: Bloc Party - Like Eating Glass (2005 Silent Alarm)

Right now, I feel:Blank

Its been 12 days since I didn't post anything here. I kinda missed it in a way but I was just feel blank when I tried to publish it. Somehow I was pissed about it since this is really the drawback of having too many things to handle online. Plus the fact that I rely on my aunt's office to have my internet connection since PLDT is just so slow now in getting our lines back since they are on this "upgrading their system" bullshit.

Anyways let me fill you up with things that happened while I was away in the blogosphere.

August 22: My family and I was on the way to Bok's (my sister's boyfriend) house in ParaƱaque since his mom was celebrating her birthday. My mom decided to bring 2 cars since we won't fit in my sister's Honda City. So my mom drove the Honday City with my sister and her kid and our yaya (Nana) Ate Edel. My lil brother Kiko and I used Bok's car. As we pass EDSA just after the Santolan station MRT, while Bok and I are talking about something. Bok told me that someone is waving at us. And to our surprise, 2 gays are waving at us at the passenger seat of a Mitsubishi Adventure. The driver and the one on his passenger seat starts to laugh and smile and waves at us too as they point their gay passengers at their back. I didn't know what to do and just started to smile and laugh as I joked around with Bok.

We arrived at their house and had some good time eating and playing PSP with his siblings. We went home hoping no one will wave at us again.


August 23: My mom was forcing me to go on diet ever since she arrived here as she saw me gained weight compared to the time she saw me 2 years ago. "Pumayat ka na nga noon, nagpakataba ka na naman!" as she really said it out loud. So I decided to be on a diet and enroll to the gym. But everytime I ask her she would say "saka na" or wait until my niece's baptism so it will be the mark of my last day to be eating heavily.

If you will ask me how heavy I eat, imagine this. I can eat a KFC bucket or Andok's lechong manok all by myself.

We went to Tagaytay as my Tita Butch always go there to buy beef meat since according to her, it is fresh and cheap too. She also invited my mom to play in the casino. We all went and I saw Tagaytay for the first time in 10 years. We didn't roam around but I am planning to go back there one of this days. We ate at Leslie's and the food was super. I kinda didn't enjoy the night since my girl was not with me as we had this small fight that became bigger. Good thing it is over and everything is back to normal again. We saw Nina, Aiza Seguerra and other artist from the sessionistas. My aunt and mom asked Aiza to be in a picture with them which she gladly did. Then we went to PAGCOR for them to play. Since it is inappropriate for my sis and her kid to stay there and wait for them, so I decided to go somewhere and maybe enjoy a spot where we can hang out. We stroll around the area while Bok is at his usual humor. We decided to drop by at Starbucks and enjoy some coffee while I try their WiFi. I did enjoy the coffee like I always do but not the WiFi. I have to buy this 3rd party prepaid card where I can log in and be connected wireless right away. I have to shell out 200 pesos for 3 hours worth of wireless connection which I didn't like as I expect that it will be free as what the Starbucks offered in the US. As I got no choice and I am excited to toy with my laptop I bought one and enjoyed the WiFi as a consolation. My laptop now is my new best fried.

We went home and was surprised that we just saw an accident seconds after it happened. I don't want to describe what we saw but it was really scary and it freaks me out every time I remember it.


August 25: It was our monthsarry. We are now 2 and a half years. I didn't expect that someone or me in particular will be with me for that long. I just want to thank her for being with me.

It was a bad day since my sister lost her car. Due to some misunderstanding that became a big issue. The consolation at least is that my mom asked her sister (my Tita Butch) to sell her SUV which is a Nissan X-Trail. Far better than the one my sister has. My mom negotiated it with my aunt for a reselling price of half a million. A bargain for us pero mukhang lugi ang Tita ko ah! Pero di daw as my mom said since "kamag anak tayo!" I just laughed when my mom said that!


August 27: I was able to finish downloading the Nine Inch Nails albums and their singles as well. Now I will be able to know their past songs and how they evolved into one of the best rock acts for the past 20 years!

My mom got a call from one of my cousins from Baguio and somehow I felt some negativity about it. It was really a wrong timing or there is this some hidden agenda when she called. My mom decided to go on a road trip to Baguio and see our grandma. I was planning to watch Up Dharma Down in Magnet High Street and was about to get Pasta Groove's album. I just have to resched it again. It wasn't bad as I thought it was. I mean going to Baguio with my laptop was fun. I was able to check and post my tweets while having stop overs. We left Manila at around 8pm. Took a stop in Petron in Marilao, Bulacan to have dinner and gas ourselves with coffee. It was one week straight for my niece to be on the road as she goes to malls everyday. And she is just turned a month old! We left the place at 10pm. Entered SCTEX (The new Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway) around 11:30pm and arrived in Baguio at 3am. My mom was just back in her fast and the furious driving. I was able to buy some shawl for my girl and her colleague. We left Baguio at 3pm and had a dinner at Isdaan in Gerona, Tarlac at around 6pm. As you have observed I really put into detail the times we left and arrived. Baguio and Tarlac is usually a 3-4 hours drive. My mom took it in 3 hours and it was raining! Imagine how fast she was. We had a great dinner as it was one of my last nights that I will be pigging out. We took the SCTEX again and I remember on the way home that I wa excited to find out that there is a way going to Baler, Aurora which Ayann and I planned to go to. As we are about to enter SCTEX, my sister, my cousin Jason and I joked that we will time our mom as how fast she can reach the other end of the expressway. With an average speed of 120kph (2140kph will be her highest speed), we got a time of 20 minutes and 18 seconds covering the whole SCTEX route. That is how my mom was so fast. Walang binatbat si Vin Diesel sa kanya!

August 30: I was able to see my girl again after a week. I picked her up and went back to our place to prepare for my niece's baptism. She was one of the ninangs. It was also my last night to be having a sumo type of eating. I didn't some of the guest since I really don't want to see them anymore but my mom and my sister invited them out of respect and good thing my mom was able to clarify something with them that can at least shut their mouths. I was able to enjoy the day with the company of my girl and my family. I was able to have a power nap and we have some beer and the red wine we had from Belini's resto that they gave as a gift since we had my sister's baby shower there. My little brother Kiko likes red wine and I was surprise that he was drinking one. Maybe since I missed a lot of Christmas and New Years gathering. Plus the fact that I was living away with them for a year. Kiko consumed more red wine than us. The result, a kid who seems like having a sugar rush with 10 times being hyperactive. We were laughing every time we see him smile and running around.

September 1: Ber month is now here! 3 months to go and it is Christmas now! I told my girl that we should start making a list of what we want to have that is worth 500 pesos or below and we will have an exchange gift every end of the month till New Year's day. I went to they gym and enrolled myself for 3 months. Here comes the pain and the suffering. Goodbye hotdog!

That is all for now. Sorry guys if my drafts were not publish. Will try to be more active next time. For now bear with me as I have a couple more of drafts that I need to publish.

Till next time!