Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Project Exodus: September 2003

Before I say goodbye to 2008, here are the entries from September 2003, the second month of Counting Down To Five. Like the wise man said, "Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan, kung matinik ay malalim."

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


If Wordle is to be believed, these are the words that have appeared in this blog the most as of December 2008.

[Image grabbed from]

"School" is in the Top 3. Eeep.

[Hat tip to Wysgal.]

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Lesson In Aerodynamics

I helped get balloons for a birthday party yesterday. Since there wasn’t enough space in the car, I held half the balloons out the front passenger window. That wasn't very smart. We didn’t speed yet the drag almost tore my arm from its socket. My hands cramped up. The people who saw us pass scratched their heads or chuckled at my expense. I didn't mind; I was in too much pain to be offended.

Friday, December 19, 2008

JLC Word/s Of The Night 5

"Pernicious." Right after the opening prayer he called me for recitation. Two questions later he asked me to sit then lectured the rest of the way. I didn’t get a grade, which I hope isn’t a bad thing.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


My high school batch's Yahoo! Group is active again after a long spell. It must be because December is Alumni Homecoming month.

This year we're planning to make batch jerseys. Our school colors are blue and gold so the designs being floated play around that theme. To illustrate:

[Image courtesy of A. Verdadero]

I prefer the next design over the first, mainly because the front logo isn't humongous.

[Image courtesy of A. Verdadero]

The next one is a football jersey. I like it for the color. Unfortunately, there's little preference for it because my batchmates are more into basketball.

[Image courtesy of V. Nierva]

We'll see what the batch finally decides.

Monday, December 15, 2008

[Post 100] Mo-pho: Truth In Advertising

This graffiti I found in the men's room of a dive along Xavierville Avenue, Quezon City.

Photo taken with my trusty Sony Ericsson K600i.

That same night, I sent J the pic via MMS. He didn't protest too much.


[4 July 2009 Edit]

Egad, I forgot to note that this is my 100th entry since I started this blog in mid-2008.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Yes, Ma'am

M saw my post about her and her blog. It made her laugh. She then gave me a writing assignment.
What’s the loneliest time of the day for you? Write it & write on.
If that's not the professor in her speaking, I don't know what is. The only things lacking are instructions for font and paper sizes, line spacing, and page margins. But since there's no deadline I can, and will, submit when able.

Friday, December 12, 2008

JLC Word/s Of The Night 4

None, because we had a free cut last night. Actually both my classes were free cuts. I will can my rant lest I sound like a nerd.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ideas For The Shopping Season

All I want for Christmas is this shirt. For it I'll even trade my two front teeth.

The ladies, on the other hand, might find something good in the latest business venture of my college blockmate Anna Meloto-Wilk.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Stolen Thunder

GMA 7 scored a coup with its exclusive coverage of the Manny Pacquiao-Oscar De La Hoya fight. But as it aired an undercard bout, the headline People's Champ Manny Pacquiao Panalo Sa Round 8 Laban Kay Oscar De La Hoya scrolled on ABS-ABN. And by the time singer/actress Karylle sang the Philippine National Anthem before the fight, ABS-CBN had already aired a breaking news bulletin. Ah, isn’t the network wars fun?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My Name Dropped

I Google myself once in a while to check if someone’s badmouthing me on the Internets. It's heartening to see there's no one—so far. For the longest time, the only search results were Jowett’s blog, Vic’s blog, and my high school batch’s website. And then a few weeks ago I found this. I first met the author of that blog at a Naga City-wide journalism contest. We were representatives of our respective high school papers. Months later we represented Naga and Bicol at the regional and national levels, respectively, of the same competition. We lost contact in college but I'm not surprised she pursued a literary career. Today she's variously described on the Net as "much-esteemed," an "illustrious author," a "poet and essayist," an "SF writer," and a "genre fiction maven." How cool is that?

Friday, December 5, 2008

JLC Word/s Of The Night 3

"Salient," as in the quiz question, What are the salient features of R.A. No. 9003? Farks.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mo-pho: Ouch

I was on the Ateneo-National Bookstore overpass when I took this photo.

Photo taken with my trusty Sony Ericsson K600i.