Sunday, February 06, 2005
i dunno what went wrong..

i was merely asking how you were doing since we almost lost touch.. and i thought that playing a same old joke and adding up a lame hirit would just bring blushes to your face just as many times before or would bring funny feelings to you or a familiar friendship (that i thought was there)..

i was wrong. my joke, my hirit were really lame, i guess. or they've become lame as we spent lesser talk time. i guess, it brought or added pain, insult and offense to you, although that wasn't really my intention.

for that, i am sorry. but i will never be sorry for being your friend. i was never a bitch to you.. so don't ever call me that again. this time around, it is better that we lose touch than lose respect.

so....... i'll see you when i see you.

mush, pain and sungit aside, i had a great time with you and thanks for teaching me sooo much about life and friendship. u take care, and give yourself some time out sometimes.


it really is time to move on.

i've actually been stepping on the same shit for the past months.. or for a year, should i say? thinking and hoping that the rain and my blood and tears would hopefully eventually wash it off of my feet.. finally! thank goodness, the sky paved way for my prayers to be heard by the Infinite Universe..

i am moving on and moving along..

in a few weeks i'll be doing my last stint for that freakin' project.. and i'm happy. my teammates are witnesses to that. i may miss the work that i do for them, i may miss the pople from our fellow NGOs, i mayn miss the radio program i do every freakin' thursday, i may miss the unending, brain-wacking meetings... but i will never miss my fat-ass boss. (sorry. it's not everyday that i write worry-free and carelessly..)


oh, and by the way, this will also be my last blog entry.

bye, co-bloggers.

passing and leaving the legacy to you.

Posted at 06:33 am by biway
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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

by imago

sa'n mapupulot ang pag asa
may katuwiran ba ang sana
ngiti ko ang iyong galak
langit ko ang iyong kandungan

*permiso sa isang araw na
makasama ka
abiso ng pusong bulag
na humahanga

tama bang aminin na nating may taning
itong pag ibig natin
dakila man wlang kasaysayang kakapit
sa bulag na pag ibig

san hihingi ng patawad
kung walang dahilan
tangis ko ang yong luha
nais ko ang iyong kalayaan

~salamat sa cd, mang temi.

Posted at 07:59 pm by biway
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Monday, January 31, 2005
"I can't date you.. you make me sick.."

funny (and flattering from my part) why most of the people i meet find it easy to talk to me about personal things. no matter how shallow or deep, or opposing their views could be, no matter how annoying, frustrating, unending the conversation may get.

while waiting at waterfront's lobby for the convention to start, our director just started talking to me and telling me her "dating" stories (out of her boredom, i dunno).. She said, she gets these weird things when she dates - sometimes she gets nauseus, sometimes she gets allergies. Although she really liked some of the men she dated, she dumped them because she got nauseus.

There was this one guy she thought she can get serious with but since the nausea striked, "buh-bye, boie". there's this another guy she dated who apparently gives her really bad rashes whenever he kisses her.. like, her lips or cheeks would get bumpy or swollen from allergies.. that's why whenever they made out, she would need to rush to the restroom to wash his saliva off of her face... haha ...she also ended her relationship with her 2-year boyfriend because there had a time when she felt the nausea when she was still with him.

(Bug: She spent two years with that guy and was already planning their wedding.. then, because of feeling nauseus, she backed out and ended the relationship..? That's two years, mahn.. two years is still two years. Cguro minsan, it doesn't really matter how long you've known the person... sometimes when a person feels they're not meant to be together, s/he will tend to take little imperfections as gigantic ones.. dapat cguro wag na lng ipilit..)

she had resolved that these must be signs that tell her "you're dating the wrong guy!".. and she uses it as her guide to dating men.. but she's somehow bothered by it.. and she's asking me what she's gonna do. i wanted to tell her, "halllerrr...?! you've been in the dating scene longer than i do.." When she gets these weird signs - getting nauseus or having allergies - she'd let the guy go, thinking that it just won't work.

My assumption is (and I told her this already) that maybe she feels nausues because maybe she gets nervous when she's getting serious with the person. Told her jokingly to date a doctor, "maybe, he can do something about the nausea.. first aid kaagad.. you just have to tell him when you're starting to feel the symptomps.."

but the other boss, although we weren't really talking to her, quoted me and adding one word, "maybe she gets nervous when she's getting serious with the wrong person".

she's got a point. kahit isa cyang malaking epal. ;)

Posted at 05:01 pm by biway
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Sa Mga Manginginom... (lashiiing daw ako e..hik!)

AS IF this will stop people from drinking.... bisyo na 'to, boi!

Beer prices increase by P2.50
Bad news for beer drinkers: your favorite San Miguel beer products have increased by nearly P2.50 a bottle.

A check with a beer retailer on Monday said that a case of San Miguel Pale Pilsen containing 24 bottles have hit P325 each, or P40 more than the P285-per-case price, on January 24.

Industry sources confirmed there’s a new price list at San Miguel Corp.’s sales division being distributed to dealers, and the prices are much higher. Sources at San Miguel, meanwhile, said the company doesn’t release the figures in view of competition.

The price increase was imposed on dealers on January 24.

A San Miguel Light beer, which costs P315 a case, was increased by an additional P40, while that of Beer Grande was slapped with an additional P20, or a P197-per-case price.

The company’s strong beer under the Red Horse brand increased by P24 from P197 for a case of its regular 330-ml bottles, while its 1,000-ml-size bottles jumped to P205 from P183 per case. San Miguel has eight beer products.

Sources said that San Miguel increased beer prices due to the excise tax law that President Arroyo signed just last month.

When pointed out that the law was only applicable 60 days after it was signed and published in national dailies, the source said the company has already considered the price impact of the law on its current inventory.

"The inventory has already covered the law’s impact on the pricing," the source added.

Persons at San Miguel, who requested anonymity, said the company has been paying the new taxes since January 1.

The "sin-tax" law was the first of eight laws that President Arroyo wanted urgently passed to curb a fund crisis facing her government by increasing revenue collection. Mrs. Arroyo has signed before Christmas the bill on higher taxes on alcohol and tobacco into law, which is expected to generate P15 billion to P18 billion in revenues.

In mid-January, a Malacañang official said San Miguel’s record domestic beer sales last year show that Filipinos have money to spare for leisure.

Presidential Spokesman Ignacio Bunye was quoted in a radio interview citing San Miguel data that the company sold 174 million cases of beer products in 2004, up by 12.8 percent from 2003.

San Miguel had a net profit of P7.37 billion in 2003.

The company accounts for about 3.4 percent of Philippine gross domestic product and 5.6 percent of government tax revenue. By Dennis Estopace

Posted at 04:37 pm by biway
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Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Suddenly Alien

I'm lovin' the Cebuano dialect... is it called bisaya? ..i'm really not sure.. but i've learned a few..

Maayong hapon...
maayong gabii...
Gwapa ka.
Magsuroy-suroy... (thank you, GT..)

Ok, I still suck at it. hehe


I wonder why we have stereotyped the Visayans as housemaids or house boys.. you've probably seen thousands of sitcoms with househelp characters speaking in bisaya.. when these south people are actually beautiful men and women - led by their governor, gwen garcia, who is as graceful as a swan - aside from being intelligent and smart.


I thought it was funny that when you see a beautiful lady in Cebu and you hear her speak in English, you'd think "oh she speaks well, and she has that accent".. wait a few minutes, wait til she speaks to her fellow bisaya.. she still has that accent.

are englishmen bisayas too? :)


I'll be back, Cebu!

Posted at 05:51 pm by biway
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Thursday, January 20, 2005
c u in CebU!

~ok, magyayabang lang ng ilang segundo. i'm in cebu right now. (nahkahnaman!)
..and altho i have many things to write about (like really fun and funny moments since i arrived here) and altho i want to write a longer entry, i could not afford it. my head's all full up of things to do, events to attend to and bosses to serve. aargh. excluded pa jan that other thing na kina-bad trip-an ko. ngarr.


if i would still have this "too excited to tell stories" feeling when i get back to manila, then i'll be writing about these in black and white.. or should it be white and sorta blue? (screen and font color).. whuteva'!


mang temi, thanks for texting when i was sooo bad trip. best kept me sane too. kakainggit nga ang mokong, umiinom sila sa guadalupe ni joseph (guitarist yata nila). what was with guadalupe last nyt..? bat nandun ang mga katauhan..? nway.

gailee, wag mo ng patulan ang mga panget at feeling na yan.

momon, wala lang. bakit ba.

ma, hindi ko hinalikan ang lupa, ano ka ba?!

yes pa, subukan kong maghanap ng dried pusit.

daryl, ang kulit mo!

jaba d'hun, magtutuos pa tau. joke lang. (wow, nkkhirit pa ko.)

pampanga, c u in feb. huhu

~that's it, pansit!


Another Day
by Mojofly
I think I'll go home now ~ it's been the greatest day ~ thank you for shedding life to my fantasy ~ throw me a wicked smile ~ the one like yesterday ~ that threw me up and away to the evergreen ~ like a spiral staircase ~ down i go ~ losing every step ~ i sense an earthquake ~ I.L.U. don't even know how to say ~ when will it break today is gone ~ but tomorrow will be okay ~ i'll wait another day ~ morning awakes me ~ i need a special plan ~ this very simple task i cannot overcome ~ hundreds of streets i roamed in search for the perfect line ~ nothing i've found good enough for a boy like you ~ why i can never let you go ~ so strange extraordinary ~ why i can never tell you so i ~ must be dumb ~ why i can never let this go ~ can't stop this fun ~ it must be done ~*~

Posted at 12:05 am by biway
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Friday, January 14, 2005
Tamang Senti (Fast Car entry)

Heard this over my officemates old school radio..
The guitar, the lyrics, Chapman's voice..
Just makes me senti.. Just makes me want to get wasted..
And just leave everything behind.. takes some chaos to find peace sometimes...

by Tracy Chapman

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we can make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Anyplace is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose

Maybe we'll make something
Me myself I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
We won't have to drive too far
Just across the border and into the city
You and I could both get jobs
Finally see what it means to be living

See my old man's got a problem
Lives with a bottle that's the way it is
He says his body's too old for working
Body's too young for looking like his

Mama went off and left him
Wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody's got to take care of him
I quit school that's what I did
What I did, what I did

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough that we can fly away
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we're driving, driving in your car
The speed so fast felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
And I had a feeling I could be someone
, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising, entertain ourselves
You still ain't got a job
And I work in a market in the checkout line
I know things will get better
You'll find work and I'll get promoted
We'll move out of the shelter
Buy a big house and live in the suburbs

So remember when we're driving, driving in your car
The speed so fast felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
I got a job pays all our bills
Stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I'd always hoped for better
Thought we'd together you and me would find it
I got no plans I ain't going nowhere
Take your fast car and keep on driving

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so you can fly away
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we're driving, driving in your car
The speed so fast felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

Posted at 02:38 am by biway
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Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Conversation Number TWO

just something blog-worthy...

biway: may bago akong blog....
biway: as in di mo mahuhulaan.. hihi
late_bloomer: eh kung ayaw mo naman ipagsabe diba may magagawa ba ako
biway: onga.. byaan mo na yun...
biway: sken na lng un..
biway: di bale, if i ever find out na nahumaling ka sa aking bagong blog at ngcomment ka, il let u know.. hehe
late_bloomer: i knew that you maintain a private blog
biway: kk-open ko lng po...
late_bloomer: yeah pero ur the type dat wud dfn8tly do it.
biway: not really, -------..
biway: i was actually enjoying the "everbody-knows-who-the-author-is" kind of blogging... pero..
biway: pero while i was conversing with this blogger friend, mejo nainggit ako na she kept hers a private one....... as if there's a blog we can call "private"...
late_bloomer: but reading your entries (at least the previous ones), may kulang eh. parang pilit na hindi mo malaman, probably because you know your readers are, at certain point, we missed d real idea of blogging.
late_bloomer: blogging i think is not for public consumptions though they are available for the whole world to see, the purpose is really personal.
biway: our blogs, i shud admit that at some point and in some way has become my fault, had bcome sooo commercialized...
late_bloomer: so now you understand why i shifted from blogdrive to blogspot?
biway: naiisip mo lagi na may ngbabasa.. kaya ud rather notsay sum details...
biway: or thoughts for that matter...
late_bloomer: a fellow blogger who happens to be a writer also said :"The hard part about publishing a public journal is practising restraint. There just has to be a rule about telling everyone about yourself; a protocol on self-indulgence; a ceiling that marks an entry as 'this is too much, delete it."
late_bloomer: which is true. fortunately, i only have one person to hide from reading my blog. haha
biway: hehehehe
biway: i can totally agree.... what's good lang kasi with yer blog being known by people is that they'd react and you get funny and sometimes intellectually stimulating point of views...
biway: waht's not good about it is that restricted na nga ang pgsusulat mo coz ur conscious that some peepz wud be readin em..
biway: i'd maintain both pa din naman..
late_bloomer: u know wat, its one of my resolutions to stop blogging this year.
biway: haha as iF!
biway: u'v already written a number of entries..
biway: altho most of them are juz playlists...
late_bloomer: hindi pa naman tapos ang taon no,
biway: i'd still blog. it keeps me sane, at the very least.
biway: resolution ko.. or challenge ko sa sarili ko is not to visit friednster for at least a month.. hehehehehe
late_bloomer: as for me, "it still allows me to talk to my self safely without people calling me insane"
late_bloomer: i did for four months
biway: kayanin ko kaya...?? yan ang ultimate challenge...! hehehehe

Posted at 05:07 am by biway
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Friday, January 07, 2005
it's 2:40 a.m.

yep, read the title.... and yes, i'm still on line.
bad trip e. went home early naman..
i don't understand why she's so bummed by it.

sayang. walang jello shot. :(
but had fun chatting..
thanks for making life lighter to deal with.

Posted at 10:47 am by biway
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lunch with the team..

just a couple of funny anecdotes and jokes over an almost 3-hour lunch...

i found out today from my boss that a person must drink only one bottle of yakult in a day. so my boss got an "oh-no-i-drink-one-pack-a-day" reaction from me.. which reminded him of his son, joey. just like me, joey drinks all 6 bottles in one sitting. what's worse is that, his parents - my boss and stella, his wife - usually leaves a pack of coke-in-cans in their fridge.. and one time, joey consumed them, all of them, while watching cartoons one morning.

"kakaiba ang taste buds ng batang yun talaga," he remarked.

they learned since then, never to leave taht much cans in the fridge.


my boss (again) once encouraged joey (again) to eat this certain veggie.

"joey, you should try this o.. it's good.."
"no, dad."
"cge na, it's good.."
"no, dad. we have different taste buds.."

joey, joey, joey... hehe you sure know how to say "no"..


It All Started With A Baby Pusit
we were supposed to eat at recipe.. i was already salivating for the crispy tilapia!..only to find out that the place is packed already. ngarr. so we just ate at cafe bola.. while indecision on what to order kept us silent for a few moments, my boss came up with these corny (sorry, boss) but bumebenta pa din na mga hirit...
boss (looking at the menu): anong Tagalog ng baby pusit?
staff: ano po..?
boss: pssst!
staff: nyek.... haha
boss: eh anong tawag sa malalaking pusit?
staff: ano po..?
boss: HOY!

haha.. la lang..

me to our manager: eh sir anong tawag kay "baby" t_rla?

..and then they started laughing. mwehehe


Another Baby
"baby" t_rla is one of the major donors of one of our school partners. don't mean to offend but she almost looks like "matutina", no exag. ganun katapang or kasungit ang itsura pero she speaks so softly you can hardly understand everything she says if you're like more than five steps away from her. she has a kind heart - she donates regularly for engineering students' scholarships or just an amount to help them finish their thesis. my manager says she's so simple that she barely wears make up ---- of course that's a joke! she wears soooo much make up that my manager would always say "para siyang laging nasusubsob sa isang balde ng binabad na pulang japanese paper" -or something like that.. (my quoting his word is not as accurate at all, ait?)

well, at least she has a kind heart to help her fellow Filipinos, especially young ones. hehe you really can't have everything, huh.


During Vacation - Happy Endings Chenes
our boss started his exercise program to lose 10 pounds (per his doctor).. he needs it to maintain his heart's good stat as of this writing, since he started feeling something not so good during the last few months of last year.

our manager, started his quit program.. his attempt to quit smoking.. good for him.. he said he had a hard time during his first three days..but he managed. two months na po..! :) (congrats!) he's doing it for his baby girl.. sweeeet! oh and he started biking na.

the other manager attended her cousin's wedding (prepared by the couple themselves)... where can you find a wedding where the parents didn't shed a single tear while the groom and the bride were crying as they read their vows to each other.. and the priest cried too.. hehe ..kewl!

oh, me? i was the official house cleaner, bank manager, papa's nurse, (lovely) daughter (haha), cousin's babysitter, apo, bantay, ninang, sleepyhead, tambay sa bukid habang nagrerelax sa duyan, net surfer and occasional headache.. but i had sooooo much fun. sarap ng manga!

Posted at 12:11 am by biway
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