Friday, October 28, 2005

Happy Christmas! Part II

since i got great reviews from my take on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," i've decided to do one of my favorite melodies...

widely believed to be composed by Henry VIII(1491-1547), Greensleeves is a traditional english folk song and the following is my take on it. this is my arrangement and i've added the intro, ending and interludes. robert said there's a christmas lyric for this tune and i've yet to see it, i've always liked its medieval sound. pardon my mistakes and i hope you enjoy it.

Playing : Greensleeves (LZ on Piano) Download

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Happy Christmas!

i'm really looking forward to this christmas ^_^ for one jasper's(my car) going to be fixed and i can drive around again haha! sigh... and this maybe my last christmas here ^_^ if lady luck's on my side ^_^

'twas a lazy day so i thought i'd record a christmas song for all of you ^_^ just ignore my mistakes hehehe! raindrops for my effort!

Playing : Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas (LZ on Piano) Download

Thursday, October 20, 2005


"He that loveth not, knoweth not
God - for God is love."
-- I John 4:8

finally... i've come to read Acts of Faith by Erich Segal. great story... sigh...

a wonderful day yesterday was even though tiring the least, walking in full stride from the train station to my building and then back, standing in the jampacked train then walking again, well it was worth it, i spent the day with my wonderful women (ha!) even though i had to endure a filipino movie (yes ^_^) even though afterwards i can't stop talking about how very unfortunate everybody's situation was (hehe) at least i felt satisfied we kept on disturbing everybody around us (as we usually do)

sigh... anyway... thank you marge for making me read this book, this just added more fuel for a certain hmmm.... pothole that's been in my life (otherwise very complete and satisfying for that matter) that i certainly don't wish to fill anytime soon, sigh... if all goes well (HAHAHA) margie, i vow! i won't be the first one of us to succumb to the lure of the son of Aphrodite

Friday, October 14, 2005

you go girl!

woohoo, i just learned from my highschool yahoogroup-mate that we won the miss international 2005 beauty contest and i was just so proud when i read how she answered her question :

Q: "what do you say to the people of the world who have typecastedfilipinos as nannies?"

A: "i take no offence on being typecasted as a nanny. But i do takeoffence that the educated people of the world have somehow denegratedthe true sense and meaning of what a nanny is. let me tell you what sheis. she is someone who gives more than she takes. She is someone youtrust to look after the very people most precious to you- your child, the elderly, yourself. she is the one who has made aliving out of caring and loving other people. so to those who havetypecasted us as nannies, thank is a testament to the loving and caring culture of the Filipinopeople.and for that,i am forever proud and grateful of my roots and culture."

GREAT ANSWER! YOU GO GIRL! i've never been this proud being a filipino ^_^

^_^ by the powers vested upon me by the great godess ishtar i hereby declare Precious Lara Quigaman an honorary degree from the Ishtar Institute ^_^ HA!

"Blag!" Reloaded

pfft... these kids are.... i don't know... tsk tsk tsk... tell me roberto how do you pronounce "blog?" i got these from

american male pronouncing "blog" >>

Thursday, October 13, 2005

a "bugging" question

yesterday, on the jeepney as i was on my way home i observed an event which in this case (and for the umpteenth time) stimulated my curiosity.

really... i don't know how to explain this and i really want to know if someone knows how to.

i saw these fruitflies hovering near the trashcan in the jeepney. and curiously they remain hovering over the same spot in the jeepney even though the jeep accelerates, deccelerates, stops suddenly or whatever. you may not understand but try to recall some of your physics ^_^ isn't it that an object on the jeepney (let's take me as an example) will be subjected to newton's law of inertia which means that if the jeep suddenly stops i continue moving forward, hence, i might have to hold on to avoid me being thrown out of my seat. and this if i may remind you is because "i am ON to the jeep." another example would be on the elevator, you feel the inertia when it stops right!? now, my point here is: i move with the jeep because i am attached to it. ok.

now these fruitflies in the jeep and mosquitoes i saw in the train in the past are NOT ATTACHED to the vehicles but rather are flying, hovering, floating over them and not in any way attached to the jeep, how is it that they maintain their position when it is very obvious that they should be left behind as the moving vehicle moves forward. we can conduct a simple experiment: bounce a jackstone ball on table, now as the jackstone leaves the surface, push the table and what happens? the jackstone bounces back on a spot considerably far from its point of origin.

you can say that the fruitflies and the jackstone have rather different characteristics, one is living and the other is inanimate, but still both are subject to the laws of physics right!?


if they are, i'd be rather surprised because it gives them a rather high level of sophistication.

i've recieved insult from this question from my college physics professor, perhaps because he just doesn't know how to answer it, and still my questions remains unanswered... i will not rest until it is.

lz ^_^

Sunday, October 09, 2005

La Naval de Manila 2005 Festivities

Everything went well, very beautiful as usual, i uploaded some pictures, if you want some desktop sized res images, just email me ^_^

Dominican Saints

I've added some of the pictures i took during the La Naval de Manila Festivities, if you are looking for more Dominican Saints or higher resolution versions of these images, email me (
San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila - first Filipino Saint; Martyr
Santo Domingo de Guzman - founder of the Order of Preachers

Friday, October 07, 2005

The Actual Feast Day

the actual feast day of the lady of the most holy rosary is today october 7, so the beautiful statue of the la naval de manila was brought down from the baldachin to be venerated. i didn't have a camera since i arrived late (from school) but anyway it was still moving to see people almost killing each other to get to the altar.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Private Joke ^_^

I'm sure the godess understands hahahahaha!

Crimson Sky

crimson sky taken in my backyard last year june 29, my bro's birthday ^_^ very beautiful

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


in light of my brother's query and to prove my point, i researched it on the net and indeed! i am right "Blog" a combination of two words "Web Log" is pronounced rhyming with "Dog" or "Blob." Common mistakes reading it "Bee-Log" (totally absurd) and now as my brother says to me "Blag." Is that an attempt to have a slang!? just totally wrong...

new terms related to blogging :
blogger - people who blog
blogosphere/blogdom/blogworld - realm of blogging
vlog - video blog
phlog - photo blog
blogorrhea - tendency to fill blog with too much trivial information (like what is happening now, pfft)
blogroll - part of blog showing links to other blogs

resources :