July 01, 2013

Dampening Sofia

The rain didn't stop me from going to Sofia city's center. I resolved that the dampness shouldn't deter me from going on an adventure, exploring a city with a very sparse tourist presence. I even had a positive post in Facebook while having coffee. Least did I expect that a series of events would affect me.

1. While having coffee, a woman in her 40s randomly approached people. I thought she was either begging or maybe a little crazy. She stopped by my table. Talked in Bulgarian. I replied in English. She replied in perfect English. Told me about how she couldn't reach for her dreams because of no money, the government being corrupt, and Bulgaria being poor. She studied social science. She thanked me for giving my time to talk to her.

She was intelligent.

2. A Syrian guy whom I'd been chatting online for a couple of days called. I agreed to meet up outside a restaurant. He turned out to be a refugee who lost everything because of the current civil war: his two shops, his house that he bought with his hard earned money, and his family whom he doesn't know if they're alive or not. I went so far as to ask to see photos of his family which he kept in his phone. It tore my heart.

He was in pain. 

3. While walking to the train station with head and heart in turmoil of the Syrian's story, I saw what I had been warned all week about: an ongoing protest outside the parliament building by Bulgarians wanting some politicians to resign, the same politicians they elected a few months back.

They rallied despite the rain.

4. I happened to sit beside a man who smelled of alcohol. A few stations past, he asked for the time. I didn't have a watch. He started being chatty. I kept replying in politeness. When he learned I'm Filipino, he started saying he heard Filipino girls are nice. He followed me where I got off. Good thing he didn't persist when I said I had a friend waiting outside the station.

I was very scared. 

These series of events in just one day seemed a bit too much; however, it's a nudge for me to evaluate my outlook in life, to answer questions such as: 
How quick do we judge by appearances?
How often do we take for granted the things and family within our reach?

July 16, 2009


I am now officially broke... And this is one face of being broke... Don't know what to do...

Actually acting lang yan! Hehehe... And although I've exhausted all my funds with a considerable amount of credit card accountability, the last 6 months of carefree respite was well worth it!

Too bad it had to end. :(

June 12, 2009

fashion victim part 2

extreme conditions make a fashion victim:

we went for a picnic and fishing in lake gregory. since it's almost summer, i expected that it wouldn't be so chilly, though i was warned beforehand that it would be a wee bit cold there. i went there in shorts and sandals. gosh! i froze! i bought socks and a towel at a nearby shop. inside my hood, i was wearing a cap. sometimes i'd drape that pink towel over my legs. just imagine how i looked! light blue jacket with gray cap under the hood, pink towel skirt, and black socks and gold sandals!

a similar experience happened to me when i went climbing mt. fuji. my ensemble then was forgivable. this is not! fashion police, i'm turning myself over!

May 11, 2009

grrr import tool

last night i tried to import ONLY two posts from my original and main blog via multiply's import tool because they weren't automatically included here. my posts in blogspot used to be posted here after i submit them. i don't know what happened. so i decided to use the import tool to import my allison iraheta posts.

kaso!!!! grrrr...

someone told me that i posted too many things. after reviewing my entries, aba, nasali ang mga posts sa ibang blogs kung san member ako!!!! posts from epicverses.blogspot.com, from my PICPA toastmasters blog, and from my supposedly secret blog! grrrr...

thanks eric for pointing it out... it would have been a catastrophe:

1. entries to my secret blog would have been promulgated! charing!
2. i would be charged with plagiarism for posting here the poems of the very talented people in epicverses.blogspot.com
3. i'd be raising "huh" reactions from people reading about PICPA toastmasters

hay, i didn't know what happened during the import but i'm not using it anymore! EVER!

May 08, 2009

allison fans

just some proof that her fans are big time... i haven't heard of popular names being yucky gokey's fans. eww!

mtv's jim cantiello: http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/377725/allison-iraheta-in-60-seconds.jhtml#name=features&id=1605360

watch all his 60 second videos. very funny!

the great melinda doolittle:

and ellen degeneres in her show interviewing simon yucky cowell... she pointed out to him when did american idol become a wardrobe contest? she further added that allison is special... she specifically mentioned allison of all the contestants..

what happened to simon scowl this year?

and the idol extra host claimed she's her favorite: http://www.rickey.org/?p=15614


May 07, 2009

mega upset

i'm so upset with allison iraheta's elimination! yucky gokey should have gone! remember the scary scream???? plus the smug and arrogant "i'm already the winner" kind of expression. ugh!

what makes me upset aside from the fact that she deserves to be in the finale with adam was that i voted mega ultra wild. i voted using three phones! the landline was hooked up to my bro's laptop and set to auto dial for allison's numbers via dial idol's software. it registered a total of 350+ votes for 2 hours. at the same time, my left and right hands were busy dialing: yes i had two cellphones. i dialed for one hour and a half nonstop. after dialing, i'd put both phones on each of my ears to check that my call got through. i counted that i got through 60 calls per cellphone in 30 minutes. so i had 180 votes per cellphone. that is 360 votes for both cellphone. and that is 710+ votes in total! ugh! maybe i should have voted for 2 hours straight!

i was so upset that an hour after watching the results show, i sent email to two suitors and turned them down! what the! hahaha. now i'm laughing. yeah, they're busted. they should have voted even if one couldn't because of where he is. :p

anyways, good thing my mood was lifted because of a very very good news from a dear friend! congrats again to both of you. hopefully the date is as you said. ;)

hay, allison is now out. i'll have to vote for adam and kris so that yucky gokey is eliminated next! grrr.

September 26, 2008


ang pangit ng araw ko ngayon.

di ko maintindihan. wala sa mood. parang meron ako kahit wala. at imposibleng mangyari. uminit ang ulo. napagtaasan ng boses ang isang baguhang miyembro sa trabaho. dineadma ang mga kaibigan. tinaasan ng kilay ang ibang tao. na-frustrate sa trabaho. muntik nang ibato ang mga kagamitan sa trabaho. muntik nang mag-resign. nagkamali sa mga ginawa. nawalan ng isang pagkakataon. lumabas ang mga kahinaan.

bakit kaya?

tapos kanina habang naglalakad pauwi naalala ko. napanaginipan pala kita. kaya pala.

ang pangit ng araw ko ngayon.

March 06, 2008

who knew by pink

i'm so crazy about this song right now... ahhh... maybe because...


You took my hand
You showed me how
You promised me you'd be around
Uh huh
That's right
I took your words
And I believed
In everything
You said to me
Yeah huh
That's right

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong
I know better
cause you said forever
and ever
who knew

Remember when we were such fools
And so convinced and just too cool
Oh no
No no
I wish I could touch you again
I wish I could still call you a friend
I'd give anything

When someone said count your blessings now
For they're long gone
I guess I just didn't know how
I was all wrong
They knew better
Still you said forever
And ever
Who knew

Yeah yeah
I'll keep you locked in my head
Until we meet again
Until we
Until we meet again
And I won't forget you my friend
What happened

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong
That last kiss
I'll cherish
Until we meet again
And time makes
It harder
I wish I could remember
But I keep
Your memory
You visit me in my sleep
My darling
Who knew
My darling
My darling
Who knew
My darling
I miss you
My darling
Who knew
Who knew

March 03, 2008

Tubbataha Reef

there's an ongoing online voting for the new 7 natural wonders of the world. our very own tubbataha reef, mayon volcano and chocolate hills are included in the 77 candidates.

read about it more at:


wouldn't it be nice to have our very own included in the 7 wonders?

cast your votes at:


keep on voting especially for the Tubbataha Reef!


January 24, 2008

canadian blog awards

whew! haven't been here for a while. i've got nothing to chika muna at the moment except that the canadian blog awards are here once again. and james' blog is again a nominee.

please vote for his site, gay persons of color, at http://www.polldaddy.com/poll.aspx?p=250318

you can check out his blog too at http://gay-persons-of-color.blogspot.com/

pag sinupurtahan nyo sya, para nyo na rin akong sinupurtahan. actually sinusupurtahan nyo kaming lahat! ;)