Often What Seems Is Not What Is*

I mistook him as a snob when he is not. I don’t exactly know why. Maybe because of the writing style that conjured me into thinking that he is an elitist of a sort, or that he belongs to a group of intellects or ‘rich’ boys, or that he probably is standoffish (first impression).

But he is not. At least that’s what he sounds like to me. He sounded like a warm, young fellow who is as busy as a bee.

I got interested with his books for sale posted in one of his posts. Fortunately, nobody requested for the books I chose. After that we talked about how I will have the books. At first we planned to meet at SM North. The plan failed because of our busy schedules (or more like his busy schedules 😀 ). He voluntarily offered to bring it to me. And he did ( to make the story short :-D).

He delivered the books priced at a VERY GENEROUS amount. We are currently enjoying them. Wonder when we will finish these ten fantastic books. The one above I am currently devouring.

I am talking about Banzai Cat. Of The Grin Without a Cat.

Don’t you worry, dear blogger friend, your books found a home. They will be treated not with animosity or they will be going back to their master begging to be adopted again.  😀

*Yolen, Jane.  Sister Light, Sister Dark, p. 60.

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Some Things I Hate

Thank you, Mitch, for the tag!

  1. Food I hate. Ube, and anything ube-flavored.
  2. Fruits I hate. Chesa (Is this the spelling? Is it a fruit?)
  3. Veggy that I hate. None. I love ’em all.
  4. Celebrities/People that I hate. Gretchen Barreto, Ruffa Gutierrez, and the likes. People who are lazy and incompetent. People who are tupperwares and conceited.
  5. Event/Situation/Incident that I hate. I hate it when I suddenly feel the urge to pee in the middle of work, or travel.
  6. TV Show/Movie that I hate. El Shaddai, and other professing Christian shows. B Movies.
  7. Music that I hate. Not good to the ear. Those with ‘f**k’ word and other cuss words in the lyrics.
  8. Household chore that I hate. Ironing the clothes. General cleaning of the house because nobody does this chore but me, and I have no choice!
  9. Things that you hate about the world. Chaos, inequality, injustice, biases.
  10. Thing/s that you hate about yourself. When I am angry, I tend to be unreasonable, and I don’t care if somebody will get hurt with the words I hurl.

Are there things that you hate, Jayred, MyEPinoy, Irene, Major Tom, and Rey?

Some Things I Hate

Thank you, Mitch, for the tag!

  1. Food I hate. Ube, and anything ube-flavored.
  2. Fruits I hate. Chesa (Is this the spelling? Is it a fruit?)
  3. Veggy that I hate. None. I love ’em all.
  4. Celebrities/People that I hate. Gretchen Barreto, Ruffa Gutierrez, and the likes. People who are lazy and incompetent. People who are tupperwares and conceited.
  5. Event/Situation/Incident that I hate. I hate it when I suddenly feel the urge to pee in the middle of work, or travel.
  6. TV Show/Movie that I hate. El Shaddai, and other professing Christian shows. B Movies.
  7. Music that I hate. Not good to the ear. Those with ‘f**k’ word and other cuss words in the lyrics.
  8. Household chore that I hate. Ironing the clothes. General cleaning of the house because nobody does this chore but me, and I have no choice!
  9. Things that you hate about the world. Chaos, inequality, injustice, biases.
  10. Thing/s that you hate about yourself. When I am angry, I tend to be unreasonable, and I don’t care if somebody will get hurt with the words I hurl.

Are there things that you hate, Jayred, MyEPinoy, Irene, Major Tom, and Rey?

Are You Serious, BF?

Photo courtesy of Sunguide Dessiminator. It also has info on responsible cellular phone use and traffic safety.

Papsie told me about the news that tells about the penalty on using the cel phone while driving. Lawbreakers will be penalized P200,000. Is BF really serious? What’s your take on this?

I agree with their intention to prevent road accidents and other incidents relating to such carelessness and thoughtlessness. But I am doubtful where the money will go. What will they do after amassing the P200,000 from the expected number of violators? Where will this huge amount of money go? I am quite doubtful that this will create projects that the motorists will benefit.

Yes, BF was notable how he had ran his turf. But every politician here in the Philippine has his own streak of evil. Cynical me but hey, i am not alone with this thought. What with the many incidents of malversation of funds and the saying that says ‘If you cannot be trusted with a 5 centavo how much more with a peso?’. Wow, I maybe suffering from paranoia. 😀 It happens when you had been a citizen since birth in a country such as The Philippines. Kidding aside, lest I become so hypercritical, I suggest that BF (or the MMDA, as he speaks for the organization ) should plainly state the objective of the proposal (I am not aware of the progress or if the law is in effect already) or what the masses will gain from the pretense undertaking.

Are You Serious, BF?

Photo courtesy of Sunguide Dessiminator. It also has info on responsible cellular phone use and traffic safety.

Papsie told me about the news that tells about the penalty on using the cel phone while driving. Lawbreakers will be penalized P200,000. Is BF really serious? What’s your take on this?

I agree with their intention to prevent road accidents and other incidents relating to such carelessness and thoughtlessness. But I am doubtful where the money will go. What will they do after amassing the P200,000 from the expected number of violators? Where will this huge amount of money go? I am quite doubtful that this will create projects that the motorists will benefit.

Yes, BF was notable how he had ran his turf. But every politician here in the Philippine has his own streak of evil. Cynical me but hey, i am not alone with this thought. What with the many incidents of malversation of funds and the saying that says ‘If you cannot be trusted with a 5 centavo how much more with a peso?’. Wow, I maybe suffering from paranoia. 😀 It happens when you had been a citizen since birth in a country such as The Philippines. Kidding aside, lest I become so hypercritical, I suggest that BF (or the MMDA, as he speaks for the organization ) should plainly state the objective of the proposal (I am not aware of the progress or if the law is in effect already) or what the masses will gain from the pretense undertaking.

The Boy Who Seldom Smiles

This is Randel. Notice how he forces himself to smile. But I like this fair-skinned little boy though he seldom smiles. He is the four-year-old boy who does not go out of the house dirty or untidy. He is the little boy called ‘kagawad‘ because his daddy is a kagawad ng barangay. You can see him clinging always to his daddy. And when his daddy (while playing mah jong) tells him to go home, he would reply, “Umuwi ka muna, uuwi rin ako.”

He was once afflicted with the Kawasaki syndrome, also a deadly disease of young children not older than 5. I remember it is also an expensive disease because a child cannot be treated without spending lots of money for the treatment. I cannot erase the thought from my mind if the disease caused him this difficulty to smile willingly.

The Boy Who Seldom Smiles

This is Randel. Notice how he forces himself to smile. But I like this fair-skinned little boy though he seldom smiles. He is the four-year-old boy who does not go out of the house dirty or untidy. He is the little boy called ‘kagawad‘ because his daddy is a kagawad ng barangay. You can see him clinging always to his daddy. And when his daddy (while playing mah jong) tells him to go home, he would reply, “Umuwi ka muna, uuwi rin ako.”

He was once afflicted with the Kawasaki syndrome, also a deadly disease of young children not older than 5. I remember it is also an expensive disease because a child cannot be treated without spending lots of money for the treatment. I cannot erase the thought from my mind if the disease caused him this difficulty to smile willingly.