Archive for January, 2007

What About Me?

Here is a music video by mipham simply titled “What About Me“. According to Chewyguru, the maker of this video, “Mipham records albums, runs marathons and just happens to be a Tibetan Buddhist Lama.”

This is thought-provoking and beautifully-made video. Please watch and listen.

What about me?
That’s my first thought every morning.
What happened to me is the last thought every night…..

And you know what? When you’re happy, I’m Happy.
That’s the formula. First YOU, then me. That’s all Happiness is.
It’s just the heart being free.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

What About Me? Just do not mind me.

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What is it? Your Book!

For two months now, I have been busy with something that I consider too ambitious. I am hooked in it and mind you I have been having little sleep and I feel like I am becoming anti-social because of this. Just the other day Kulas asked me, “Whaats cooking with you lately? No see much your singkit eyes.”

You on A Diet - Live ur Life myepinoy's Online ShopOh well yes, I am cooking something. Honestly though, I am not cooking food coz in the first place I do not know how to cook food. It is not my talent and I am not up to it. I am an EATER only.

What I am really cooking at this time is a book. My book, that is. However, up to now, have no name, title and content. (It is pretty much the same as my cooking ability ha. On the contrary I may really have something – ambition. In fact I am too ambitious to say the least (if I really have one). Ha ha.)

As always, Kulas was quick in saying that I should name it as myepinoy’s Cookbook. What? A cookbook? He said, “ Yes, you heard it correctly – myepinoy’s cookbook. It sounds great, right? It is kind of misleading, as the book will not contain anything about cooking or anything about food but something else. And who else is not doing that? Tell me.

Is not it that in our time, almost everything is misleading? Who cares about the truth? The people in our society, people behind the news organization, the governments and the people behind the Internet murdered the truth long time ago. They, the people who feed lies to billion of suckers out there, believe that what they peddle although ridden with lies, misleading information and half-truths are truthful enough and that there are real suckers who will bite whatever they write or say. Greed and commercialism and what have you created all these and as always, the truth is the victim.

Take a look at the Time Magazine. How can You (collectively as implied) become a Person of the Year when in truth, up to now, there are a lot of people who do not know what a blog is. There are also billions of people who are uneducated nor the literacy to operate a computer and navigate the Internet. Added to that, no connectivity whatsoever. And they are also YOU.

Undoubtedly, Time magazine is too greedy to declare that You – The Person of the Year. It is as simple as that. It is me Kulas speaking, The Person of the Year. Google me if you like, hope you get a truthful search result about me.”

Going back to the book, I already started the lay-out of the cover unfortunately, I have not moved that much from there. I am overwhelmed by the many ideas and concepts about the look of the book and the other small matters about the cover that I have no time to figure out what contents it should have.

Sometimes, I wonder(???) about myself being unable to decide immediately on simple matter like this as compared to the way that I decide on putting my money on share of stocks, fast and quick. Perhaps money can be easily earned than personal pride. Is it?

Now, I am thinking about the person or persons who will write the Foreword. I wish that those who are reading this will be kind enough to comment here. But, instead of the usual comment, I wish they will write their own Forewords as to what they think my book is and that it is long enough to occupy an A4 size paper. I wish I have a hundred of them. In that way, I will not worry about the content. Ha ha ha.

So, each page then would have Foreword number 1 to Foreword number 100. This book will then be called simply as Forewords.

Then I have a book (hopefully) and this post will become the Foreword.

Again, what is it? My book!

Helpful Tips and Tools:

  • If you are ambitious like me but really have that something for a book, visit this – Blurb.com.
  • If you already have the tool and you are stuck like me, might as well record your own song here – Singshot.com.
  • If after having the tool, had your song recorded and still cannot move ahead, then voicemail me.
  • If all these are not enough and you still want to have a book to read, then visit my online store and buy a book, more books or whatever . This is one the best acts you can do for me aside from writing a long Foreword.

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What really is your point?

Three bombs went off in three southern Philippine cities on Wednesday, killing at least 6 people and wounding dozens of civilians according to the news.

I just wondered what these stupid, barbaric and terrorist acts would achieve.

If only these cowards would use their brain and not their toes then, these bombs could have been directed or delivered to the right places where the real pain in the ass big time government officials and politicians are, instead of putting them on places where the poor and hapless civilians are. I do condemn violence in any form but, whether I condemn it or not, the reality is that these morons are setting bombs and killing innocent civilians and for what? It could have been useful somewhere else but definitely not in the civilian places killing poor people.

Does this bombing affects the people in power? Hell no! It won’t even raise a single hair from their armpits except of course if these bombs are coming near them.

So what have these bombings accomplished? Nothing! Just a criminal act of destroying properties and livelihood, killing and maiming innocent civilians who are only trying their best to make a dent from their miserable lives under the grinding poverty brought about by inept government and greedy politicians.

At the end, this stupid act would just be considered as another tragic incident and will only be recorded in the police log book of unsolved crimes committed by cowards or lowly criminals and morons.

The police authorities said that no moron has claimed responsibility as of yet. I bet you, someone or some groups will, sooner or later.

I have for long kept these questions in my mind. Are these people really sick and twisted that they need to see dying people just to make a point? Right wrong or wrong, it is so disgusting that this is the only (gory) kind of thing these people know, again, just to make a point.

If there really is a point, are they getting it right?

But then, what really is your point? Idiots!

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Dogs are smarter and wiser than human beings

Yesterday, Kulas and his third grader son visited me in my flat. They brought with them some pancit which according to Kulas, “the best ever pancit that his wife had cooked for a long time.”

Although I already had my dinner, I was tempted to eat it. And so I did. Kulas was right. It was really good.

After I have eaten the pancit which I was supposed to keep for my breakfast, I noticed that the son of Kulas has grown so much and could not believe that the kid is smart and intelligent. As I can see it, I can say that he has a brain and intelligence of a 20 year adult which unlike Kulas, his father, who has a brain of a 12 year old kid.

And true enough, as he was looking at the small boxes where I put all the pieces of paper where some of my blog entries were written, he came to me and said.

Tito, I learned something today.

“And what was it that you learned today?”

Dogs are smarter and wiser than human beings.
“And why?”
“Look at this.” He showed us the paper that he took from the box and then he read it aloud.

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.” – Dave Barry

“When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.” – Edward Abbey

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.” – Unknown

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” – Mark Twain

I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” – John Steinbeck

Aha, those were jokes that I posted in my other blog.

“But Tito that was it.It was clear.”

Kulas noticed that his kid was trying to start an argument so he pulled him off and said, “We will go na. Mommy is waiting na. Pare pasensya ka na ha. Makulit talaga ito. ”

And they left.

Poor Kulas. He had to make some excuses just to avoid looking stupid. I knew it. He was just trying to avoid being left out, sitting and just nodding when his kid and me talk and argue.

At around 10pm, the son of Kulas called. “Tito, is cockroach like human being?”

“Like daddy” he whispered.

“Why is that?”

Because, I told the cockroach to go out of the house and don’t come near me else something bad will happen to him(?) but he did not listen. Instead he came closer to me so, I stepped on him and he died.

“And so what was it that you said like your daddy.”

“Mommy told daddy to stop blogging and chatting but daddy ignored mommy and did not stop. Mommy got mad at daddy. She did not step on him though like I did with the cockroach but almost. That is why daddy is still alive. But mommy was so mad.”

And suddenly I heard Kulas. “Pare pasensya na, makulit talaga ito.”

“Ah okay.” I answered and he said goodbye and put down the phone.

Now, let me ask myself and you these questions.

Have I learned something today?
Have you learned something today?
Are dogs smarter and wiser than human beings?
Are cockroaches like human beings?

Tell me.

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My Chingo – voicemail me.

My Chingo - myepinoyAs you can see, I added on my sidebar a MyChingo – Leave me a message button. I have no idea if everyone knows about this except me. At any rate, this is a cool tool for me.

MyChingo is an Audio Comment system.” It is a web-based Voicemail. Yes, it is a web-based voicemail. I am sure you know what voicemail is?

Now, do you want to try it?. Please go ahead, click that MyChingo button. Let me find out how you sound.

I do not mind how your voice sounds or the voice message you will leave me. It is all up to you.

You can sing me a song – that’s nice of you, yell or shout at me – just be gentle, greet me or give me an audio message (legally) ordering your attorney that I am the recipient or beneficiary of your millions$$$$. Or, you can even tell me something hot. No, not the hot thing you are thinking about. I mean hot tips for making money! LOL

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, you are allowed to talk for two minutes only. Two minutes is all what the MyChingo folks allow you to record whatever it is that you want to tell me. OK.

If you are interested, here is the MyChingo link or you may go directly to the sign-up page.

Please HIT that button now and talk to me. I am eager to hear YOU – Person Of The Year.

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