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They say that the hardest part in writing is in thinking of what to write.  I say the topic is not a problem, for if one is really a writer he could write about a lot of things, no matter how boring or navel-gazing these topics may be.

For me the real challenge is putting that pen to paper–or, in our vastly digital world, stroking the first letters on that keyboard.  Topics come around once in a while; in fact, I can even write about having a hard time thinking of a topic.  But thinking of words to open these things up?  That’s when I usually meet a brick wall. (more…)

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Olympics 2008 is in Asia right now!  Haha.  I know everyone has been raving about the spectacular opening ceremonies held at Beijing a little over a week ago.  But they all have us fooled, didn’t they?  Darn those Chinese men.  Hehe.

Anyways, I’m not going to talk about sports here (since I’m not a sports-minded person myself), nor am I going to talk about the highly-politicized game.  What I’m going to talk about is something cute and fluffy, small and cuddly: the olympic mascots!

Hahaha.  Really.  Olympic mascots are getting more and more interesting throughout the years.  The first mascot I have a fond memory of is Izzy (or WHATIZIT) from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  Izzy was a very animated mascot, and unlike the traditional animals used as Olympic mascots, Izzy was just… a blob, I suppose?  Haha.  His stunning quality, according to this website, is his ability to quickly shift into different kinds of sport stances.  Cool, eh? (more…)

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I huffed, I puffed, and I reached the top! Yeah, boy. The nth part of Maculot climb recently commenced in a very fun and fulfilling trip!

Waking up at the crack of dawn at summertime sure is tough, but picturing the adventure ahead made the gruelling task a bit less painful. I don’t recall the last time I saw the sun rise here at the apartment (owing to the fact that I wake up past noontime almost everyday), so the morning of the climb was especially wonderful.

There were only six of us: I, Kuya Luis, and four of his Law School blockmates Gayle, Caloy, Pat and Cha. I think six is a magical number. Not too many to cause delays, not to few to be scared to climb on our own. True enough, our number proved to be quite helpful, for it gave us a chance to pack closely together so nobody lead so much, and nobody trailed behind to delay everybody. (more…)

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Three Days. That’s practically all the time I have left to spend in this internship routine, and I’m officially, finally, stupendously saying hello to my summer which, obviously, is around a month late. But I don’t mind.

If you ask me, I don’t think I need to hit the beach on some far away land just to get a tan. With just three weeks of going around Quezon City, I believe my skin has become a shade darker than before. What I really want to get a feel of is the fine sand on my feet and the ticklish feeling of water down my ankles. Aaaahhhh… I long to do this once this summer:

Obviously, I’m doing nothing but dream. (more…)

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A few months ago the Pinoy blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Yahoo! is setting up shop in Southeast Asia, more specifically the Philippines. This entails hiring an Online Community Manager, almost like what Ate Aileen is doing for Google here in the Philippines.

Now, Kuya Drew ran a contest recently, urging bloggers to guess who this new Aileen Apolo on the block is. He wrote down several clues on who the OCM is, so here’s my guess:

This blogger is Yahoo’s new Online Community Manager for the Philippines. Similar to what Aileen is doing for Google, she/he will be Yahoo’s “eyes and ears” for the Philippines and will be actively marketing Yahoo’s products. But for now, he/she will be based in Singapore (major clue there already). She/he experienced a life-altering event last month (another major clue). His/her job starts on May 1st, which is today!

This blogger organizes events more than he/she attends them. He/she doesn’t blog very often. Her/his blog is hosted on Blogger. I met her/him once in Davao City and once here in Manila during a certain food tour. On both occassions, he/she was wearing black (lol). He/she is the “quiet” type of person, although her/his former job entailed a lot of talking in front of many people.

I think AJ will get this one because he already answered it, but he got some details wrong. So here’s my take: (more…)

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…and somehow, I don’t give a damn. Haha. That’s how it is when you’re on vacation mode. Non-working holidays are irrelevant. I didn’t even know it was a long weekend until yesterday!

Anyhow… since we’ve got a little bit more time in our hands, why don’t we view this series of funny clips from YouTube? Now, now, this ain’t your typical home video we always see on YouTube, later you’ll understand why.

Buhlud
The first video is entitled ‘Buhlud’.  It’s about a baby’s encounter with–guess what–blood, that turns a little bit too comical (notice how the father can’t hold his laughter, hence the camera shaking).  Boy, this baby’s too serious.  Any sight of blood is definitely not a funny thing.

Charlie bit me
The second video in this series is called ‘Charlie bit me’.  Now I know there’s nothing really special about this video except these two kids who are oh-so-cute! I especially like Charlie’s “Ak!” expression towards the end.  Watch out for it.  Gotta love British kids!  =D

Well, that’d be all for now.  These two videos saved me from tons of frustrating moments these past few weeks.  Whenever I’d get stressed, a little dose of Charlie’s Buhlud really gets me up on my toes and working again.  Hehe.  Hope it does the same to you.  Happy long weekend!  =)

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I think I used this term thousands of times this semester. Nothing beats uttering the word Haggard with emphasis on the H, the G and the D part which somehow resembles a tone of defeat and an expression of exasperation. This sem has been just that–Haggard. Come to think of it, every sem has been. And it’s very consuming, really.

In any case, this isn’t the usual sem-ender post just yet. I’ve yet to pass one final requirement so in about two to three hours or so, I can finally scream aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh nope, not just yet. Still have to wait.

In any case, for the first time in my WordPress history, I upgraded the core files so my blog’s a huuuuggee, huge mess right now. Pardon this one. I’m still having relapse from having tons of work to do to nothing to do at all. Hehe. I hope I get back the blogging vibe soon. I’m also considering moving to my domain (finally), which is slowly gathering cobwebs. Hehe.

That’s all for now. See you all soon, hopefully. I should be back with more (and interesting) stories to share.

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It’s got to be one of the most suspenseful trailers I’ve seen which left me craving for more. I can’t wait to see this movie in January and find out what it’s all about. Spread the word!

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Right after I deleted around 200 messages in my cellphone, new text messages started pouring in. First one, then two, then five, then it all went wild!

Apparently an earthquake struck some parts of the metro a few minutes ago, and bloggers have been actually twitting about it. I was wailing in frustration for not having felt the earthquake (which would be my first major one, if ever) and how come people from ABS and GMA, which is just so near from here, felt it and I didn’t.

Then again, I recalled feeling as if someone was kicking my chair several minutes back. When I took a look around, no one in the vicinity was rocking their feet or even remotely close to kicking my chair. So I therefore conclude that yay! I indeed experienced the said earthquake!

What’s funny is how, again, Citizen Journalism is seen at work. Twitterers said the quake was a bit strong, placing it around intensity 4 or 5. People wailing caution, screaming their reactions from what just transpired. The ever-present “pakana na naman to ng gobyerno!” was said, although in a joking and sarcastic manner (by no less than Benj himself). Some people felt it, some people didn’t. It’s just so cool to receive live updates like these, whenever it’s most necessary.

And oh, a last-ditch comment from Lauren:

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Can I just say, I’ve just been devirginized! Hahahahaha =P

[UPDATE] Inquirer.net lagged 11 minutes behind as GMANews.TV was the first one to report about the said earthquake. Kamonst INQ.net, get your acts up!

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It’s 2:45 in the morning and hell, it’s raining.

I carefully listened as I heard raindrops start to fall from the sky and hit the ground.

Elsie and I were kidding about this this afternoon.

It’s freakin’ raining. Egay is here?

I hope classes will get suspended (Okay, now that’s just a shitload of wishful thinking!) *Wow, I actually used the word shitload. Been wanting to use that for the longest time* *Ignore me, I love asterisks and parenthetical statements*

I have an exam mamaya eh! Waaaah! >_<

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