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Monday, September 29, 2008

CEBU!!

I'm on my way home actually!! Waiting for the shuttle to bring us to the airport!!

This is actually my first time in Cebu - and may I just say - the people are so friendly! Taxi drivers (we've met) are honest and very helpful!! The city looks promising - very cosmopolitan!

I have a few complaints (hahaha!!)

1) The Rustan's rep names Pinky Gabutan - well, she's such a lazy person!! I was asking for my friend's bridal registry list and she pointed out to a group of buyers trying to look for their gifts as well. When I asked her if she has another list she replied 'Mam, it'll take time because we need to print out the list pa ulit' to which I retorted 'Of course!' My friend noticed that she wasn't happy with my reply. And then she spoke Cebuano to her staff and in an instant - the list was in our hands! The list was OH MY GOSH! Out of the 35 items on the list - 20% of which were OUT OF STOCK!! What the hell right?! So we were forced to get an item that we didn't like that much. As with my experience before with Rustan's bridal registry - upon paying, the cashier will just give out a card for you to fill in - this will automatically be attached to the gift and delivered to the bride and groom's address. Well, in Cebu - according to those in charge - they don't do that - you'll need to claim your gift and bring it to the reception! I had such a fit that I went back to get the list - and on the list it specifically said that the gifts will be delivered to the groom's address!! Argh!!! I hated the service from Rustan's Cebu!!

I need to go - our shuttle to the airport is here!

to be continued...

Questionable officiating..

Friday, September 26, 2008

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Worst officiating EVER!!

I never realized that there was a campaign with Ateneo winning this year- but man, officiating was really bad! Really really really beyond bad!!

For the record let me say that - I believe that Ateneo deserves to win the championship mainly because they played really great this whole season. They were consistent and every member of the team helped win the games - there was a team effort. Hats off to Chris Tiu, Rabeh, Eric Salamat, Buenafe and Jai Reyes - these guys are really really really good.

But to win because of bad officiating? That's a different story.

I for one am a die-hard DLSU fan. Call me bitter, a sore-loser or whatever - I don't care! I surmised the game wasn't played fair. Not at all. There were dubious calls - calls that were made during the crucial moments, when it mattered the most. It mattered the most because it destroyed the momentum. The refs literally killed La Salle's momentum the whole game!! WTF?!

This year - I've noticed that the refs call unecessary fouls to make the lead bigger. Try and watch the first Ateneo-La Salle meet this year - when the lead closes down to 2-3 points - fouls are called from everywhere, just to make the lead more than 6 points. Isn't that suspicious? Tsk.. Tsk.. Tsk..

I won't tolerate flagrant fouls, taunting and trash talking. I admit, our players do them sometimes - but please admit that your players do them too! They act as if they're above all those trash talking.. The Rico-dirty finger incident - that was such a low blow! Everybody knows that for every action - there's a reaction, and by giving the dirty finger - Rico was just reacting to something a blue shirt player was saying - it's a good thing he didn't retort by saying something harsh - instead he just raised his middle finger! I believe that the refs should punish the 2 guys and not just 1 of them! Unfair. Apparently - it wasn't a dirty finger - it was a pointer finger - asking Jvee to come to towards him to get the rebound. Silly silly silly (beyond) silly call.. Tsk.. Tsk..

There was a foul called on our point-guard who was guarding Chris Tiu. I saw with my own eyes that Christ Tiu was the FIRST to give a foul - but was he called? Nope - our player was instead given a foul! Our player didn't even react at all!

Tsk.. Tsk.. Tsk..

In my years of watching DLSU games (season and championship games) never have I seen Mrs. Pumaren react so angrily to any calls of the ref. But this time - she was mad as hell! From her side - she ran infront of me and yelled 'Luto!' because indeed the calls were ridiculous! I admit, there were good calls - fouls were indeed made by our boys - but please, don't be blinded by the blue shirts - saint-like expressions on their faces.. Be fair!!

But on a lighter note - our boys tried their best. They were able to down the lead by 3. Great job boys!! Keep the faith, we're all here to support you again next year!! Animo La Salle!! :)

Let me make it clear - I am NOT angry at Ateneo for winning - I believe they deserve to win. I am reacting negatively to the officiating. Officiating and NOT Ateneo.

But in fairness: Chris Tiu = miracle worker!! It seemed like everytime he threw the ball - it goes in the basket - for sure. Hahaha!! :) Baclao = what a great blocker! Salamat & Reyes - I wish I can shoot baskets like you guys do!! Rabeh = deserves his MVP award every bit.

On a lighter note: I found it really sweet and touching to see Sharma cheer as his brother received his MVP award. He was smiling from ear to ear! I can feel the love (seriously)!! I couldn't help but smile when I saw how happy he was that his brother got the MVP award. It was also funny that he was seated beside Ateneo alum Magnun Membrere!!

I hope that off the court - all these players are friends.. (Like TY Tang and Christ Tiu)

BTW - I cheered my heart out! Shouted at the top of my lungs and clapped like there's no tomorrow. The result? A broken but healing heart, sore throat and very sore palms.

BUT IT WAS ALL WORTH IT!!

Animo La Salle! :)

See you at the Araneta!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Yes!!

We scored tickets!!

Looooooooooooove it!! :)

See you at the game!! :)

Will try to update thru Plurk and Twitter! :)

Animo La Salle!! :)

Today is THE day...

Pic grabbed from THIS site

Are we going to win?

Can we do it? I think we can..

Can we do a miracle? I'm very hopeful!

Today's THE day..

I'm still crossing my fingers (please cross yours too! - for me!) that we be given tickets..

I was told by my good friend that he's being offered Upper A tickets for Php1,500.00 each! Whoa?! Ticket selling has gone bonkers!! But mind you, Araneta is NOT selling SRO tickets for Upper A and B!! Quite silly actually - I mean Araneta can make more money! But I admire his stand of not selling additional tickets for the scalpers to have a hay day and the fans suffering!

Whatever happens today - I will ALWAYS be proud to be a La Sallian. Forever!

Animo La Salle!! :)

Is she really Mother?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Borrowed from THIS site

Is she really Mother??

Hmmm...

How I wish it was Alicia Silverstone!!

Argh....

But it was nice seeing them together!!

Super excited to watch the new season's epi..

I just have to say... It would have been nice for Barney Stinson to receive this year's Emmy.

Bangkok, here I come!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pic was borrowed from this site

I'm leaving tonight!! Just hope that the flight's on-time!! :)
We booked the flight last May during Cebu Pacific's ZERO Fare promo!

So happy to finally be going - again!! :)
I am so excited with Thai food!! :)

My Bangkok 2007 trip recap:
Day 1 , Day 2 , Day 3

Heartache..

My Jacob-bee!

Yesterday, we decided to have our dog Jacob - neutered.

And this morning - we had him neutered.

I left him with the vet and he was shaking like crazy! I think he knew somehow that something was going to happen to him. I had to hug him tight when the vet injected anesthesia and some other medicine.

I was really worried.

When the vet sent me a text message that the procedure was done and we asked the driver to pick Jacob up. When the driver brought Jacob to me, I was near tears. I saw the stitches - I saw Jacobs eyes and I knew he was in pain! I couldn't explain what I felt, I felt sad and hurt and heartbroken.

The vet I think had some sort of sixth sense because he sent me a text message assuring me that what we did was for the best of Jacob. At least he won't get psychotic when the girls (doggies) are in heat! Imagine Jacob not eating for days - 6 times a year!! Poor Jacob..

He's asleep now - I have to wake him up at 4 in the afternoon to give him the antibiotics..

I'm back from my HK trip..

Monday, September 15, 2008

Got back in the first hour of Sunday.

Unfortunately, I can't write about my trip. I need to wait for the article to get published in a local broadsheet before I can post it here..

Sigh...

But it's worth the wait!! Hehehe..

So happy to finally have a published work!! Yipeeeeee!!

Guam Part 3! Pictures

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This has got to be my most unorganized post! 

It's filled with pictures I took from all over Guam!

Forgive me for the mess!!

I promise to one day, organize all of these!!





























Guam Part 2!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Sorry for the looooong delay!! But here's the round-up of my Guam Trip!! (I apologize for the loooooong post!!)

Pictures I missed in Part 1:


Plane Food: I hate them!! Mine was Chicken

My Twin had the Fish..

This is what welcomed us... Hahaha!!

The Bong display case... Go figure!!


The crappy Grand Plaza Hotel.

Anyhoo - we switched hotels! Yes, because of the crappy service we got from Grand Plaza Hotel! Can you believe that they don't have AC in the hallways? Their ice machine in all 4 floors are busted - so are their drink vending machines!! Waaaaaaaaaah!! (As of the moment, the guanrantee charged to my credit card - has not yet been released! Argh..! It's been weeks already AND I have been emailing them time and again to remind them to release - they answer 2 days after I email saying they've done all the could - whatever!!)

We stayed in a waaaaaaaaay better hotel - a bit more expensive but worth every penny! Fiesta Guam Resort was great! The location was perfect! The value for money was too! I mean for a resort hotel - it was really good! Loved the atmosphere at Fiesta!! :) I forgot to take a pic..

Here's Guam - in a nutshell - my Twin took the photos:













First thing's first - did I do a lot of shopping? Well, to be honest - not so much. I was expecting career high damage - fortunately - it wasn't (even if I was given the GO signal by my mom). I just bought a couple of dresses - and the others, well - they were food, lip balms, hair dyes and food (I know! I said that already!) I took pics of things that piqued my interest! Heheh.. I love going to US supermarkets!! I can spend hours and hours walking around! You won't believe how many times I went to K-Mart! Hahaha... Drum roll please! A total of 6 times - that's in a span of 3 days! Hahaha... That's how much I love walking around in supermarkets!! :) I hope you enjoy the pictures!! Hihi...

Guam is a relatively small city. The population is just 140,000!! And 40-50% is composed of Filipinos! I was shocked to learn that Guam was once part of the Philippines? Is there any truth to that? Well, Guam is what the Philippines will be if we became a territory of the USA. I couldn't hide the fact that I was disappointed! Darnit!

To be honest - Guam seemed to me like a Japanese and Korean village - because everywhere you look - I swear you will see Japanese and Korean nationals walking around! Apparently - they're the bulk of tourists that you will see around - Filipinos only come third. So imagine a US territory (I was expecting to see a whole bunch of white people!) with Japanes, Koreans and Filipinos walking around and about the town! There were Twilight Zone moments but I had to constantly remind myself - 'Guam - territory of US - near Asia' And I will be ok an normal mode again. I also couldn't tell the difference between the locals (Chamorros) and Filipinos! Hahaha.. I would speak to them in English (just to be safe) and speak to my mom in Tagalog - if they turn to me and find it weird I can speak Tagalog they're Pinoys - if they don't - then they're locals! Weird but this works! Hahaha... Like this one time while at Cold Stone in Micronesia Mall - my mom was craving for ice cream (it was soooooo hot yesterday!!) so I was talking to my mom in Tagalog suggesting for her to try a different flavor - the female server looked at us in a weird way - but went on to give us a taste of the flavors we wanted. When my mom was paying - the pretty female server asked my mom 'Pinoy po kayo?' (with an American accent) and my mom said yes, she was relieved with the answer! Hahaha.. Sh thought she was hearing things!! Hahaha.. Hearing Tagalog words spoken by Asian looking people! Hahahaha...

Guam is soooooooooooooo laid back and relaxed! They do things differently - you cannot force things to move faster. They just do things as they are - no rush, just chill! I mean comparing it to Hong Kong - Guam is waaaaaaaaaay relaxed! It's like saying Hongers (my term for Hong Kong people) are full of stress and Guamese (my term for Guam people) are so happy, jolly and relaxed!

Food Pics!!

Jeff's Pirate's Cove - it's a very laid back bar/dinner/resto. Serves great burgers and some other stuffs like seafoods and grilled chicken and steaks!!










Samurai - Japanese food cooked by no other than... Filipinos! Hahaha... The owner? Well, they say he's Chinese hailing from Taiwan. Hmmm... The food was just so-so, but be sure to speak in Tagalog so that they give you a cheaper menu. Apparently, in Guam - if you're Japanese or Korean looking - more expensive menus will be given to you. Hahaha!!




Jamaican Gril - Ya Mon! The food here was just fab! My mom LOVED the ribs served here. She went on and on saying those were the best ribs she's tasted! The Jamaican rice was lovely - it was coconut-ty and partnered very well with the ribs and grilled chicken! Be sure to order the pitcher of the Jo-Mango juice! It's yummy!!




To be continued ....