Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Do you sometimes think your life is going around in circles? Well, that's how I feel right now with work... I need some new job, damn it! Some job I can get to meet different people and where everyday would be a surprise to me... I hate monotonous jobs like the one I currently have! Another job that would interest me would be something that would do good to the world. A job that would make a difference. Something like what Angelina Jolie does as a goodwill ambassador and how Bob Marley united his countrymen through music. Making a difference. I think that would be a beautiful way to give back to the world.
When you think about it, anybody can do something small or big but why do government officials think about wars, oil, money, and power? Why do they fight against each other and not fight against poverty? Those who have power doesn't use it. Maybe it's human nature but isn't love and compassion a part of human nature too? If only love and compassion would be much stronger than greed and hunger for power, this world would be a wonderful place. Heaven though, is not on earth so i guess peace, unity, and love is impossible in this crazy world.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
1 part Absinthe
2-3 parts Cherry Coke
Pour all ingredients in a glass cup and enjoy.
Absinthe is a strong herbal liqueur distilled with a great number of flavorful herbs like anise, licorice, hyssop, veronica, fennel, lemon balm, angelica and wormwood (the flavor of anise and/or licorice, at least in contemporary forms of the liquor, tends to predominate). Wormwood, the one that's gained the most notoriety, is Artemisia absinthum, an herb that grows wild in Europe and has been cultivated in the United States as well. Much of the liquor's legendary effect is due to its extremely high alcohol content, ranging from 50% to 75% (usually around 60%), plus the contribution of the various herbs. It has been assumed by many that the so-called "active ingredient" in absinthe is wormwood, although that is apparently not really the case.
It was traditionally served with ice water and a cube of sugar; the sugar cube was placed on a slotted "absinthe spoon", and the water was drizzled over the sugar into the glass of absinthe (typically in a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio). The sugar helped take the bitter edge from the absinthe, and when the water is drizzled into the the liquor it all turns milky greenish-white (the effect is called "louche").
The drink was referred to in France as "La Fée Verte", or The Green Fairy, which is a reference to its often dazzling green color (depending on the brand). The color usually came from the chlorophyll content of the herbs used in the distillation process; however, some disreputable manufacturers added toxic chemicals to produce both the green color and the louche (or clouding) effect that in reputable brands was caused by the precipitation of the essential oils of the herbs. It is quite probable that the bad reputation absinthe developed was due to these low-grade and perhaps quite poisonous version of the real thing.
Around the turn of the century, after observing a subset of alcoholism referred to as "absinthism", and noting that heavy absinthe users had a propensity toward madness and suicide, by the second decade of this century it became banned in the Western world, unfairly lumped in with opiates, cocaine, and marijuana when it is, in fact, just another alcoholic beverage (although one with unique properties). Although the effects of thujone can be toxic when consumed in very large quantities, this substance is found in properly made and distilled absinthe in only the smallest trace amounts. The most popular misconception about absinthe is that it is a drug.
Friday, September 23, 2005
Then again, looking at this issue as a conspiracy theorist, maybe the MTRCB got paid by a rival network (I won't say which --- GMA Channel 7! Hehehe!) to hassle ABS-CBN Channel 2 since the reality show is sucking all their ratings! Pinoy Big Brother has been grabbing all the ratings lately with all the hype and instead of fighting back with their own kind of shows, you go below the belt in "hiring" the MTRCB to suspend or cancel a show. What kind of fair network battle is that?!? On the other hand though, suspending Pinoy Big Brother will definitely increase the hype and fuel the rebellious spirit of the Filipinos which in turn will make them watch it even more. I hope that if indeed GMA-7 is responsible for this move by the MTRCB, it backfires on them and even more people watch it!
I think all this is about network battles (as usual) and I can't wait to see who wins... (The economy's in ruins, so there's nothing else better to do! Hehehe!) Until next time, tune-in once again to the greatest TV drama of all, The Philippines...
ID Number: 95-09177
I miss hanging out at the AS steps and the parking lot with my barkada smoking until our lungs bled while looking at college girls. I miss eating at the Greenhouse or the CASAA where you need to have a strong enough stomach (and some strong tissue paper ready) for the Salisbury Steak. I miss buying bluebooks for exams and photocopying notes, reviewers, and sample exams. I miss the fishballs and quail eggs at the College of Home Economics where I personally think have the best fishballs and quail eggs in UP. I miss eating Tapsilog or Hotdogsilog at Rodicks. I miss eating street-foods like isaw, balunbalunan, and barbecue at the Post Office. I miss book-binding at the shopping center. I miss cutting classes. I miss the long lines during registration. I miss everything about UP! Have plenty more things that I miss but if you're reading this and you're not from UP, I think you'll get pretty bored with this. But trust me, when you have experienced the things that I have experienced during my college life, you'll enjoy it like I did and will never forget it.
Looking back, I've learned so many things and met so many people during my college days. Until now, the experiences and the friends are still in my heart. I don't think they'll ever be out of my heart though because my heart is UP! When I die and God asks me what is it that I love about life, one of the answers I will give him can be summed-up in 2 letters: U and P.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
three names you go by:
three screen names you have had:
- lord incubus
- pedro hilaga (hahaha!)
three physical things you like about yourself:
three physical things you don't like about yourself:
- butt (or lack thereof)
- skinny legs
three parts of your heritage:
- chinese (by blood)
- filipino (by heart)
three things that scare you:
- woman's scorn
- losing loveones
- not being happy
three of your everyday essentials:
three of your favorite musical artists:
- Bob Marley
- John Williams
three of your favorite songs:
- "I Think God Can Explain" by Splendor
- "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley
- "What Might Have Been" by Lou Pardini
three things you want in a relationship:
three physical things about the opposite sex that appeals to you:
three of your favorite hobbies:
- watching TV/Movies/DVD
- surfing the net
- window shopping
three things you want to do really badly now:
- go to the beach
three careers you're considering/you've considered:
- commercial model
three places you want to go on vacation:
- Hong Kong
three kid's names you like:
three things you want to do before you die:
- Play professional Hockey
- Make a difference in the world
three celeb crushes:
- Heart Evangelista
- Eva Longoria
- Brooke Burke
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Monday, September 19, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Thanks Lesley Ng for the photo opportunity!
(L-R: Jerry, Paul, Troy, Enggoy, Venice, Hoz, Bengo, Oliboy, Relucio)
(not in picture: Warren, Chinang, Matthew, Leslie)
Friday, September 16, 2005
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
2/F Sekai Center
Ortigas Ave. corner Madison
Greenhills, San Juan
Tel. 744 2720 - 21
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Friday, September 09, 2005
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Emotion: Kinda Refreshed
After culinary classes yesterday, I went straight home since Dang didn't want to see each other (so what's new)... Don't wanna talk about that here so ANYWAY... Jench, my besfriend since highschool sent me an SMS and wanted to have a bonding session... It's been a long time since we had one of those so I was really excited. So I went home first and took a little nap, I woke up at around 8:30pm and fetched Jench at around 9:00pm... (wait up, need to go to the bathroom)
I'm back!!! Now going back, we really had a great time bonding... we talked about the recent events in our lives and other changes in our lives since the last time we talked... I really miss bonding with Jench... She's one of the bestest friends I have and I'm so lucky to have her... Thanks Jench for listening and for all the advices... Until the next time...
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Haven't been getting that much sleep these past few days... usually get to bed early but because of TV, I get to sleep later than I would have hoped... Don't get me wrong, I love watching TV, the only thing I hate is when I do get to sleep, I wake up in the middle of the night for no reason at all... I don't know why this happens, I just hate how it feels... It's bad enough you can't sleep at the right time but waking up in the middle of your beauty rest is just hell! More Valiums please??? Hey I realized something... I haven't been dreaming anything for sometime now... I think when you get older, you lose a little of the dreaming part of your brain... why is that? Is it because some of your dreams are realized??? Is it because you lack the ability to imagine when you get a bit older??? I think children dream more than adults because children look forward to the future while adults tend to look back to the past...