roundtrip pasalubong

i just got my pasalubong from pinas:

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  1. adobong takway – cooked with bagoong by my nanay.  the container was not tightly sealed, that the sauce leak… mark’s shirts smell like ginamos…
  2. bucayo – homemade by lola ciriaca… best bucayo in town…
  3. a pair of tsinelas – its just been  two months when i dont have one, so my sis sent me a pair of islander which is a bit smaller than my feet… so i bought a pair of crocs sandal when a store had a 50% off on crocs products… and this new one… now i have three pairs. wehee…
  4. my pirated friends dvds… which i missed… though i can always watch friends re-runs here on tv.
  5. books bought through the effort of indhay dabby in manila who is very kind to go to powerbooks in megamall and sent it to doc riz in iloilo:
  • twisted travels by jessica zafra
  • si tatang at ang mga himala ng ating panahon, a special edition of ricky lee’s book first published in the 90s.  i really like this book, that i always borrowed it from the UPV library.  i always want to have a copy of it that i even think of telling the manang librarian that i ‘lost’ it, then it was declared lost… naunahan ko sang iban…

oha, solb na ko… tenk  you gid…

in return… before the year ends and in time for christmas, im sending a pasalubong box too…

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almost full now and i still have a few more months before i can send it… abangan…

its a w-rap

i was still awake last night when i saw the yahoo status of gladita… RIP francis m. huh, napatay na ang master rapper.  dasig ba. gin-switch ko dayun ang channel sa pinoy tv kay ginapagwa nila live ang eat bulaga. wala na ko ka abot sang pag announce ni vic. pero kita ko ila tsura, daw may mga eyebags ang mga mata sang hosts. pero ika nga ni allan k., the show must go on… i used to visit kiko’s blog before.  photographer sya eh so sometimes pati iya flickr account gina-lantaw ko man. so the news that he was suffering from  cancer was a shock to me too.

being a son of a cancer victim, i cant help but emphatize with his family.  cliche na ang line nga ‘i understand what you’ve been through’ pero thats what i am feeling right now.  before, kung may maghambal gani nga cancer, daw sa wala lang sa akon. as if pareho lang sya sang iban nga masakit. not until tatay got the big C. mas naintindihan ko nga indi basta-basta nga masakit ang cancer. just the thought that you are healthy and then suddenly you will find out that you have that disease kag wala kasiguruhan nga maglawig pa ang imo kabuhi.  ang mga plano mo daw indi na matuman.  syempe, ga-change man ang atmosphere sa balay eh.  basta may magmasakait nga isa myembro, daw halos tanan, low batt man.  daw gina drain ang energy sang mga tawo sa balay. the fact that you see your loved one suffers  and anytime would be gone is very painful that you cant talk about it even to your closest friends.

masakit ang madula ang isa ka member sang pamilya bangud sa cancer.  mas masakit kapin pa kung bata pa, kag may plano ka para sa ila.  masakit nga panumdumon nga makita sya nagapasakit kag  indi mo mabuligan kay wala ka man  sang may mahimo. sa tunga sina tanan, wala ka sang iban nga madangpan kung di si Lord lang.  i offer na lang an tanan sa iya.  good health kuno is priceless eh, indi matupungan sang bisan ano man kadamo nga kwarta.  si Jesus lang ang bahala. bahala na si Lord. ang importante, you treasure every time nga upod mo sila sa mga ulihi nga adlaw nila sa kalibutan.

ahay,  daw na-senti gid ko ba…

rest in peace kiko.

ekratan nga mal-am

lolo is an avid viewer of cnn… updated sa current affairs especially sa US election… sang nag debate si palin kag biden last week, baw wara gid namisok si lolo, wara gid natulogan.  man-an ko kay ja ako sa tupad nya naga internet. when he asked me if who between the VP candidates is better… wara ko kang may nasabat kay wara ko ga pay attention.. sensya, grandpa…

lola is out tonight, kag upod ko si lolo…  nakamuno ang friend ko sa yahoo nga may mal-am kuno sa dancing with the stars… te ask ko si lolo kung gusto nya maglantaw… sus, galantaw man gle sila ni lola…

kag pakta kung ano ginabantayan nila… si cloris leachman… ang 82 year-old lola nga nami pa magki-ay ki-ay…. aba, nakibot ko…. daug pa ni lola cloris ang mga lamharon… bilib ko sa abilidad… daw indi ko mag ginhawa samtang naga saut sya kay basi mabali-an sang tul-an… sexy pa ha… indi magpa pierdi ang dughan… baskug!

tani indi sila ma eliminate sang iya pares kay subaybayan ko gid.

surprisa ni manager

9/11…  seven years after the World trade center attack…

surprisahon namon si mark kay birthday nya… after waking up late at 830am, gin umpisahan ko na himos kay ma-barbeque kuno kami pasayan.  hmmm… te samtang galantaw unang hirit kag eat bulaga, ginkuhaan shells  except ang sa may tail nga part sang pasayan,ginpangtuhog sa stick kag gin-marinate. heh, ang probleam, indi pa takon kamaan magtimpla sang marinade…aysus, ano ang pulos sang akon fingers… te gin fingers na lang eh… patik-patik sa keyboard, surf sa internet… kag press print… oha, instant recipe fresh from the web.

ah, ok…. hapos lang man gle… gamay nga mantika, soy sauce, ajos, pepper, parsley kag lemon (sensya, indi uso ja ang kalamunding)… tapos tuhog, ginbubuan sang marinade kag ginbutang sa ref… ayos…. hulat na lang nga i barbeque sa hapon.   speaking of ref, gutok na, te gin hawanan namon… sus, damo na ang indi mapuslan te tinlo marathon eh… asta maghapon.

aba, surprise party ang theme… with matching panagu-ay pa para indi makita sang celebrant…

mark's 'casino royale' theme cake

mark's casino inspired cake

heh, kag pati ako na surprise… kay indi lang sya ang may cake… may gamay man ko nga cake nga may naka sulat nga welcome…

oha, nami man gle tulokon ang welcome nga word sa cake… naanad ko abi nga welcome makita sa rug antis magsulod sa kasilyas.

pear jam, kim sam soong at cambridge

ahem, paki check sang friendster profile… hehehe…

aba, international ang whereabouts.

current location: paris… daw sa france lang

place visited today:  cambridge… daw sa england ba…

pero ano ka… currently staying in savannah (ridge)… hehe, daw jan lang sa mandurriao…

guess what i ate on my first lunch…. tambo kag uga… courtesy of our kapitbahays in tigbauan… daw sa iloilo lang. namit gid eh…

first tv show watched: oprah featuring our very own charice pempengco… aba, bongga si nene, ma perform with celine dion sa madison square garden… indi lang singer si charice, pwede pa nga artista maghibi… kay gatararamus gid ang luha pag istorya sang ila na agyan sa kamot sang iya amay… OA na gamay.

btw, i caught ‘gaano kadalas ang minsan’ kag ‘ako si kim sam soong’ pag channel surf… free preview sang pinoy tv until september 24.

amo lang ra anay… maliban sa ginbaklan ko sang 4 ka pares sang boxer shorts kag 10 ka pares sang medyas… ooppppsss…

i made my first pear jam tonight…. oh well oh well… daw banda ang dating.  ambot kung namit ang gin obra ko nga jam. heh, from chorizo to jam, oha…

just doing a short update. ang ibig sabihon mas malawig kung maka tyempo.  tulog ko anay kay kaagahon na di… hay basta gani kapuso, daw indi gid mapunggan mag telebabad…. kuno abi…  pati ah, ga-adjust pa lawas sa tulog…

kumusta lang da mga friends…

babay pinas tv

i used to be a tv addict… bisan ano lang nga tv show ginalantaw. bisan indi ko kahampang sa gwa, basta may tv lang. bisan may exam pagka aga, sige man gihapon pulaw lantaw tv. daw mahibi ang gab-i kung indi ko ka lantaw tv. halin pag gamay asta nga naka obra na ko. imagine, sa una ko nga obra, gina-tabuk ko pa na ang dagat para lang maka lantaw tv. sa guimaras ko sang una ga-obra… sang bagyo season… na utod ang cable sang kuryente, halos isa ka bulan nga wala kuryente… te wala man tv eh… te bisan ga-board ko didto, tabuk takon sa iloilo… bisan ano pa na kadalagku sang balud kag hangin… kay malantaw gid kay rosalinda a.k.a. thalia a.k.a. marimar a.k.a. maria la del barrio. sakay ko tricycle, jeep, kag pumpboat para lang makalantaw tv.

daw indi ko ma imagine kung pano mabuhi nga wala tv. siguro amo gid man no kung lamharon pa no… halos tanan gusto mo lantawon. pero kung mag mature na, daw wala na bag-o sa imo panan-awan kay nalantaw mo na… gindugangan pa nga mga tv shows get worser… daw mas damu pa ang basura sa mayo… kag daw tama na gid ka commercial… gani daw nawad-an naman ko gana mag sige lantaw tv. indi na ko regular nga tv viewer, luwas lang sa favorite ko nga eat bulaga, kapuso mo jessica soho, i-witness, kag ang mga ilonggo shows pareho sang magTV kag istayl naton…

daku akon pasalamat kay may internet… bisan indi na mag subscribe sa TFC kag pinoytv, pwede man gihapon malantaw sa net. gani gin bookmark ko na ang Pinoy Channel TV kag TFCNow

para san man sulok ng mundo, kalantaw man ko gihapon sang shows made from ‘pinas.

pinoy idol? no!!! its biliran idol…

i used to have high hopes on pinoy idol. i am from the province so i wasnt able to watch the first one, named philippine idol in abc 5 (?). neither the american idol… well, i caught carrie underwood’s season finale at A.I site. thus, when gma 7 acquired the franchise for the pinoy idol, i was a bit excited since its the pinoy version of the famous tv show in the US today.

however, every week my excitement began to fade, and my hopes turned into disappointment. even with the judges, when the show started i thought they would proved the critics wrong but they didnt. ogie was good… jolina was ok… and wyngard… errr…. well, he’s trying hard to be like one of the feisty american idol US judge. he even wears the black tshirts ala-simon cowell… credibility and music background are very important, huh… oh right, wyngard was a contestant on the first season of celebrity duets where the winner was based on text votes and not necessarily on performance.

then a few weeks before the finale, very good finalists were voted out week after week… mae, sue, penelope, kid, daryl… thank God jay-ann was included on the final three… she could have saved the show… well, i thought she could… if she would be declared as the first pinoy idol… unfortunately, she was not… the title went to the finalist from biliran… the daughter of the governor… and we cant stop people from thinking if politics had a role on it… the winner was ok… and IMHO, i will be ok if she’s really good… but still, there other finalists much better than her… its the text votes that count though.

let’s just hope that gretchen will prove that she deserves the title as the first pinoy idol.

and i am hoping that the first philippine survivor will not be as lousy as P.I. i am still a kapuso but i am not proud of pinoy idol.