Posts Tagged 'Buhay Pinoy'

Basta, ang importante, mahalaga.

“Basta, ang importante, mahalaga.” Minsan narinig ko ito sa isang tao.

At nasabi ko, okay ito. Di ko na pinag-sipan pa kung talagang ang importante, mahalaga.

The six monkeys

The Six Monkeys @ Isdaan, Gerona, Tarlac

Kaya naman, tuwing may makakausap ako na tipong may problema, lagi kong naisisingit sa usapan ang linyang, ‘basta, ang importante, mahalaga. Kapag minsan naman, binabaligtad ko, “ang mahalaga, importante.”

Kung minsan, natatawa ang pinagsaabihan ko. kung minsan naman naiinis at napapagsabihan ako, ‘nang-aasar ka ba?”

Dahil nga di ko naman pinag-isipan kung ano ba talaga  ang saysay nito at sa tingin ko lang ay okay sabihin, kaya, as expected, ang sagot ko ulit, ‘basta ang importante, mahalaga.” ha ha ha

Noong isang araw, sinubukan kong pag-isipan kung ano nga ba ang ibig sabihin o may kahulugan ba o may saysay ba ang salitang, ‘Basta, ang importante, mahalaga.”

So, ano nga ba?

Ito ang mga salitang mabilis na sumagi sa aking isipan.

The man @ Baguio City public market

The Man @ Baguio City Public Market

Ang importante, mahalaga.
Ang hindi importante, hindi mahalaga.
Ang hindi importante, posibleng mahalaga.
Ang importante, posibleng hindi mahalaga.
Ang importante sa isang tao, maaring hindi mahalaga sa ibang tao.
Ganon din naman na ang hindi importante sa isang tao, maaring mahalaga sa ibang tao.

The Man @ Baguio City Public Market

The Man @ Baguio City Public Market

Marami pang bagay ang pumasok sa aking isipan pero wag na ninyo ako tanungin kasi inantok ako. Nakatulog at pag gising ko kinabukasan, nakalimutan ko na ang iba pang bagay bagay na pumasok sa isipan ko.

At ang kamangha-mangha sa lahat, makalipas ang ilang araw  simula ng nag-isip ako, kanina, pag gising ko, iisang linya pa rin ang malinaw na malinaw at hindi ko nakakalimutan, ‘basta,  ang importante, mahalaga.”

Naisip ko (ay salamat naman gumagana pa. lol), siguro, pag dating ng panahon, maipapaliwanag ko rin ng maayos ang aking pagka-intindi o pagka-unawa sa mga salitang ito.

Sundot Kulangot - Baguio City Public Market

Sundot Kulangot

Sa ngayon, ang masasabi ko lang, ‘basta ang importante, mahalaga.”

Kita nyo, mayroon ako naisulat dito kahit papaano.

LOL

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

oops, teka muna, tama bang sabihin, “basta, ang importante, mahalaga?” Kung ikaw ang pagsasabihan ko nito, matutuwa ka ba o maiinis?

Nag walk-out si Mirriam, si Corona at si Ruffa so what?

Walk-out Lady

Noong nakalipas na mga araw, tineks ko ang aking kaibigan. ang sabi ko, dre, nag walk-out si Mirriam sa Impeachment Trial ni Corona.

Ang sagot sa akin ng kaibigan ko,

pre, ano naman ang keber ko dyan. kahit naman sya mag walk-out araw araw di naman mababago na OFW pa rin ako. Mabubuhay ba pamilya ko dyan? At isa pa expected naman sa kanya yan kasi sobra na sya sa talino. Ang mga nandyan mga gago. wahh.

Noon namang tumestigo si Corona, tineks ko ulit ang aking kaibigan. ang sabi ko, dre, nag walk-out si Corona pagkatapos nya sa witness stand. Napikon si Enrile.

Ang sagot sa akin ng kaibigan ko,

pre, ano naman ang keber ko dyan. kahit naman  mag walk-out si Corona araw araw di naman mababago na OFW pa rin ako. Mabubuhay ba pamilya ko dyan? At isa pa expected naman sa kanya yan kasi ayaw nya sumagot. Kasama na yan sa script buking na kasi. kailangan nya ng isang drama para maantig ang damdamin ng mga pusong mamon na pinoy. iniisip nya siguro, marami naniniwala sa kanya. baka magkaroon ng mirakol, pipol power katulad noong impeachment ni Erap.

Kay Enrile ganon din.  kahit naman araw-araw syang mapikon, wala namang epek sa kabuhayan ko yan. so, ano paki ko? Ikaw Pre, meron ba?

Noong May 10, 2012, nag-text sa akin ang aking kaibigan, Ang text message nya,  “Pre, Talo si Pacman. Nadaya! Olats ako sa pustahan. malaki! bwisit!”

Ang sagot ko naman,

dre, ano naman ang paki ko dyan? kahit araw araw matalo at madaya si pacman, di naman mababago na OFW pa rin ako. Mabubuhay ba pamilya ko dyan? Yan, pumusta ka, yari ka kay kumander, may unexplained expenses ka.  manigas ka. wag mo ako uutangan. At saka, hindi sa akin  o sa barangay mo dapat ipaalam na natalo ka, kay kumander mo yan sabihin at doon ka magpaliwanag.  lol

Noong June 23, 2012, nag-text sa akin ang aking kaibigan. ang sabi nya, Pre, nag walk-out si Ruffa sa kanyang show sa TV5. Sabi nya sa mga ilang tweets nya, “From this day on, I will no longer be part of Paparazzi. I will never tolerate DISRESPECT in any form done to me, to my children or to my beloved viewers.” and “I refuse to be part of trashy reporting that degrades people or shames others. ‪#Paparazzi‬”

Ang sagot ko sa aking kaibigan,

dre, ano naman ang paki ko dyan. kahit naman sya mag walk-out  araw araw di naman mababago na OFW pa rin ako. Mabubuhay ba pamilya ko dyan?

At kahit nga ma in-love sa akin yan (assuming), di ko sure kung ano ang aking gagawin. (at may paki pala. lol). malamang, di ko kakayanin, kasi spokening in dollars yan. eh alam mo naman ngayon, strenghtening daw ang piso kontra dolyares dahil umuunlad na ang ekonomiya ng pinas ayon sa sabi ng mga kagalanggalang na mga opisyales ng kumite de peste-ho este gobyerno. bwahahaha.

Kahapon, kasama ko ang pare ko. Nagpunta kami sa bahay ng isang kaibigan namin. Nakikain. At talaga namang  napakasarap ng inihandang pagkain ni kumare. Kaya natural din na mapasarap kwentuhan. umaasa din, baka may second round pa. ha ha ha.

Sa gitna ng kwentuhan at katuwawaan, mga alas-onse pasado  na ng gabi, lumapit sa amin ang aming kumare. sa isp ko, yan na!  yon pala may sasabihin lang kay pareko.

“Pare, may text message  si kumare.” Ang sabi, ‘UMUWI KA na! NOW NA! kung HINDI ka pa UUWI, magwo walk outside na sya sa bahay nyo para sunduin ka.’

Ang sagot ni pareko, “Ah ganon! …. Yan!  yan ang malaki ang aking paki. D’yan ako may KEBER.

Hmmm. Napaisip ako. Di dahil sa sinabi ni pareko kundi dahil gusto ko. Paminsan-minsan okay din pala gamitin ang brain.  Masarap din pala ang nag-iisip. bwahahaha

Kung ano ang aking iniisip, itanong mo sa box sa ibaba. pramis sasagutin kita. At kapag nagkita tayo, papanumin pa kita ng sikat na beer sa buong mundo – beertigo. (with korniks)

lol

The gang of thieves or a bunch of schoolyard bullies?

This keeps me wondering for a while today. You have seen and heard the news.  It was loud and clear – Officials of the Aquino administration barred the Arroyos from leaving the country.

And typical of the televenovelas that we Pinoys have had to endure or enjoy for years, the bida and the kontrabida are doing what they are supposed to do – ACT. The carefully worded statements on media (of course) directed at us viewers, delivered with so much passion and great emotion, perhaps to gain sympathy or empathy (look, I am pitiful baby.), to raise our emotions, to tickle our brain cells, just in case they do function that way (hahahaha) are pasted everywhere and we are now in it, amused or otherwise, watching the shift of fortunes, just like in the Gulong ng palad.

As it was then and as it is now, it is very clear that everything changes. The then powerful family who stayed in power for nearly nine years (or more) is just like the many  men that lived, died and had fallen (including Manny Pacquiao although not dead yet. lol) and as always, at a certain point, had to struggle as  tricks usually ran short hence,  losing invincibility is a certainty. With it, comes the realization (I just assume,) that being in that powerful tower of power  is just a temporary cloak that covers human frailties, change,  good or bad has to take its place.

Perhaps, the gods went crazy and the universe conspired,  set the condition for harvesting what  has been sown.  Probably this is a simple case of karma, the ‘basura mo babalik sa yo’  thing or simply, that which they normally say, ‘what goes around comes around.’ After all, there is a shape called circle and in it, there is always an angle or place where every turn of events  are happening or where it is bound to happen. At this point, a 360-degree turn is at full view of everyone.

Life is good and life could be a piece of shit and it always depends on which situation one is  in. Being in any of that circumstance is either a poetic justice or simply an irony of being alive. Again, just like in most telenovelas, the tensions always build up, much more intense than the previous one because the actors changed roles. Sa dami ng mga manunulat at style ng pagsulat ng istorya, ang bida noon ay nagiging kontrabida ngayon and vice versa.

So what?

Okay, let me.

Let me just focus on one of the main characters of this unfolding telenovela. The one who is at the thick of the airport scene? The one who is now in the frame of your screen? The one guy who is GMA’s light and shining armor? That one you either love or hate but could not be named.

The man.

And because he is the man of the moment, let us dwell on what he is barking about at this point. Forget the props and the hullaballoo. Let us zero-in to that one piece of shit that this guy has just said. That one that caught my attention and that is:

Aquino gov’t ‘a bunch of schoolyard bullies

As it is or as it was (whatever), I remember one good statement that was said long time ago which my brain could not remember who ever said it and it goes this way, ‘They are the gang of thieves!

Now, we are presented with two interesting if not compelling lines from one of the actors of this ongoing high drama brought to you by the Philippines Never Ending Story Productions and from the guy who I could not remember.

The BIG question in my mind for which I hope you would help me find a good answer is:  Which do you prefer?

The gang of thieves or a bunch of schoolyard bullies.

I’d like to assume that your answer is as good as mine – Nothing! But then, we’ve been through this situation (choosing the lesser evil) several times in the past, so, just,

Tell me.

****

Another piece of **** I heard on TV the other day:  “Yong ibang tao, nagtalukbong lang, nakaalis ng bansa. Yong ibang tao naman, kung anu ano na ang pinaggagawa, di makaalis alis ng bansa.” – Banana Split.  LOL

What are you looking for in a house or a home?

The other day, a real estate broker/agent visited me and showed me some very interesting properties that they are offering especially for a “discriminating, intelligent, well-informed real estate customer/investor.” Wow. ang (damning) daming adjectives. ha ha ha

Honestly, all the properties being offered to me are all good for investment purposes and I wish I could buy them all. Ha ha ha

And Yes, I was amazed, I guess, the broker/agent sensed that but then  he felt that I am still looking for something else other than what he has presented to me.  And when the situation is like this, I knew, without a doubt, that he would say these usual lines:

What are you looking for in a house or a home? Tell us and we will help you in finding it.

My answer:  MONEY. That is what I am looking for in a house.

And yes again,  the real estate broker/agent did not expect anything like this. For a moment, there was silence (natamimi), then smile (of course, kasi simangot  is not allowed, hehehe) and laughter. “Yes sir, you are right! There is really no doubt in my mind that you are one ‘discriminating, intelligent, well-informed real estate customer/investor.” Ay Inulit. ha ha ha

But I know and I am sure that there were other adjectives or things running in the mind of the real estate broker/agent. Please do not ask me what? Ha ha ha.

Ikaw, You, what are you looking for in a house or home?

Some kind of  a lesson: It is hard to sell something if you do not know how to sell or if the customer is not capable of buying the thing you are selling.

In shortdo the K.Y.C. – Know Your Customer baby, just like the first rule of not getting into trouble with money laundering.  LOL

Words Written By PNoy’s Legal Team and Supreme Court Justices

I’ve been away from blogging for quite some time and as you can see, I hardly update this blog. Not that I have nothing to blog about. Frankly, I got lots of them; I just do not want to post them here.

You know why?

Because Sol Saks said, “You have to be brave to take out that white sheet of paper and put on it words that could be evidence of your stupidity.”

But today, I just felt that I wanted to blog. I am brave!  And that surprised me a lot.

Suddenly, I have something quick to say. Suddenly I am letting myself write an evidence of stupidity in the Internet – at least not on paper. LOL

Perhaps, reading and watching the news over the net got me asking. It got me (kahit sandali)  thinking.  And you know what? Paminsan-minsan, masarap pala mag-isip.  Really, it feels good and wonderful. lol

The news was out there, The Truth Commission (Executive Order Number 1) is dead. The Supreme Court has decided: It is Unconstitutional.

With its demise, the 20 or so corruption cases will be buried as well in the burial site called “We Wonder What Is The Truth?” without using a Backhoe or armed goons but justices votes.

With that decision, these cases would become part of the ever-increasing Philippines Wonders as The Trapos Perfect Shit On Pinoy Faces on a very clear day.

From Inquirer:  In October, members of the Truth Commission held a press conference to announce a shortlist of 20 corruption and cheating scandals being considered for investigation.

These include:

The $329-million national broadband network deal— the “Philippine National Broadband Network controversy” (also referred to as the NBN-ZTE deal) involved allegations of corruption in the awarding of a US$329 million construction contract to the Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE for the government’s proposed National Broadband Network (NBN) project.

The contract with ZTE was signed on April 20, 2007 in Hainan, China. After news about alleged irregularities came out, former President Arroyo canceled the NBN project in October 2007. On July 14, 2008, the Supreme Court dismissed three petitions questioning the constitutionality of the national broadband deal, saying the petitions became moot when the NBN project was canceled.

The P728-million fertilizer fund scam — this political controversy involves accusations that former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante diverted P728 million in fertilizer funds to the 2004 election campaign of Arroyo.

The C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar, a real state developer and Forbes Magazine’s ninth richest Filipino in 2009 with a net worth of $530 million, was accused of using his power to realign the C-5 road project for the benefit of his companies. Villar earlier denied his involvement in any wrongdoing connected to the C-5 road project.

“Hello Garci” election scandal — in this controversy, a woman perceived to be Arroyo and a man said to be former Elections commissioner Virgilio Garcillano, discussed the alleged padding of 2004 election returns in favor of Arroyo. Their wiretapped conversations were later made public. The recordings of these conversations have been dubbed the “Hello Garci” tapes.

Ah, things really made me wonder and ask. I even had the courage to write them here.

What now? Bakit kaya laging talo ang Legal Team ni Pnoy? Sino kaya ang may problema, Si Pnoy ba, ang mga abugado nya o ang supreme court?

At bakit nga ba kailangan ng Truth Commision? If the government of Pnoy, his classmates, colleagues and friends has a case, why don’t they just file it in court – unless of course, wala naman talaga case at all.

Pero sa totoo lang alam naman natin na may kabulastugan, pero saan at kanino mo I pa-file?

Sa Obbudsman! That’s not kind of you. Why put that big burden on them. They have so much in their hands now. Kahit small fish nga, wala na silang nahuhuli these days. LOL

Hello Garci! Are you there?

Masarap nga kaya ang burjer ni Ben?

Ano nga kaya, P200 or P200 million?

Damn! I wonder when are we going to add another name in the list of the most corrupt leaders of the world. Remember, we got two at number 2 and number 10 spots.

Anyhow,

In as much as we desire to really  know the truth,  I believe that it  is certain that there is a chance that we won’t know.  The only thing that is clear is that at this very moment,  we know for sure that  Pnoy’s legal team and the Supreme Court justices wrote on paper.  And me, I am glad, I chose the net.

There is one thing IRONIC about their acts though: those things they wrote on paper that could be an evidence of stupidity were paid for by Pinoys.

About Mr. Condom, Sleep and Useless Rants

So today is Monday.  Yes, A Monday!

Mechai Viravaidya is the founder and chairman of the Population & Community Development Association (PDA), one of the largest NGOs in Thailand dedicated to poverty eradication. He is also well-known for his  Cabbages and Condoms restaurant.

In this TED talk he gives an amusing overview of how Thailand went from 7 children per family to 1.5 in less than four decades and a 90% reduction in HIV infection rates from 1991 to 2003.

P-noy must invite this guy to come over to the Philippines and help out with his Poverty and population programs.. Baka maka-enlighten siya sa pag iisip ng mga ibang tao sa ating lipunan most especially those people with brains molded in the dark ages and with mind-set stuck in the 1600.

* * *

Now, back to normal programming and on to the main thing. ha ha ha

Let me repeat.

So today is Monday.  Yes, A Monday!

Someone said that “an idle mind is the devils playground, and his name is Alzheimer’s.

On the other hand, another someone said “Sometimes the most productive thing one can do is to sleep.” Perhaps this someone really knew Alzheimer well. Ano sa palagay nyo?

But then, what happens when you wanted to be productive, meaning you wanted to sleep but you cannot. Not because the devil, ah the Alzheimer I mean, is having a good time in your brain cells or not that you have insomnia or whatever but simply, the people in the environment where you are in have undergone a drastic lifestyle change where they make the day their night and the night becomes their day for a month or till the moon disappears.

Continue reading ‘About Mr. Condom, Sleep and Useless Rants’

But Today, I Simply Hate This Post! LOL

“OMG, I hate math! Or sometimes, “Damn, I hate numbers!”

That’s what I heard the other day from school kids and from my office-mate early this morning.

And I bet my two betlogs, you also heard that from other people of various ages and people from of all walks of life when confronted by a particular situation concerning numbers, be it simple or complicated. I guess, it is or it has become integral part of most people’s attitude in various societies to find something convenient to put their blame on especially on a FAIL situation.

It may seem funny or stupid but numbers are with us even before God put us in this world and even before we were born. But whether we love, hate or blame numbers, they are here to stay.

Remember it took God seven days  to finish His creation.  And, I am sure without shouting, we all know that 7 is also a number. Right?

Also, correct me if I am wrong, it took 2 people, 1 male and 1 female, to help one God (if you believe in that) in pro-creation. In that process, our parent, the 1 male and the 1 female,  had sex, one time or several times (only them knows) before we were conceived when two cells (one sperm and one egg) met,  out of the million egg cells waiting and a million sperm cells released from an act done, one time or several times during the day.

Please do not ask me why even simple calculation causes some people or a number of people to hate math or numbers. I might be tempted to write down a number of simple answers that at the end you will start counting how many times you have scratched your head in disbelief.

And yes, in disbelief, you might end up wondering how much hair fell when you started scratching which,  in the first place, you should have scratched something else other than your balding head.

“OMG, I hate math! Damn, I hate numbers!”

Honestly, I do,  sometimes.

But today, I simply hate this post!  LOL


Tweets

Categories