Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
last week i thought i was going to have edema because of SO MUCH walking in the malls, i think we've rounded up the mall of asia three times plus nine straight hours in sm city north edsa plus hours and hours of after-class time spent in sm san lazaro scouring for gifts... funny, i didn't think i was an endurance shopper, a sport verle and steff seems to be experts of (hehehe don't kill me)
we had our tribong irregreg christmas luncheon con merienda in wok and i got the first thing on my wish list!!! thank you lester for my "the O.C." dvds!!! i go to sleep 4 am these days watching this thing hahaha
my new batchmates from a1 decided to have an eat-all-you-can dinner in cabalen. i admit, i didn't like the food there, i was in good company though. afterwards we went to mark's house for a videoke challenge and a game of charades.
we had our class christmas party in candice's house. party's really nice, and the food was SOOOO GOOD, can't say anthing about it, it was just good good good (and i'm really hard to please in this area hehehe). anywhoo, steff finally knew who i picked up for the class exchange gift hahaha!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
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Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
There are times I find it hard to sleep at night
And how can I pretend that I don't know
And I believe that in my life
Then we all stand together this one time
And I believe that in my life
If we all stand together this one time
And it all starts right here
Im gonna sing this song,
And I believe
If we all stand together this one time
Monday, November 20, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
daniel convinced me he was bond, that's good enough for me. i missed 'q' and miss moneypenny though. it was fun seeing bond really fall in love with someone, maybe his first and last...
Monday, November 06, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
just woke up from 12 hours of sleep after getting back from sandy's pansol house ^_^ super thank you to sandy and her mom, we enjoyed our "vacation." we went there wednesday lunchtime then settled in and i prepared roast chicken for dinner that night with verle's veggies. kimby's bf martin arrived in time for dinner but jc arrived around midnight. i didn't know it was going to be a "pamorningan," jc indulged us with his sprite/redbull/jagermeister bomb nyehehe which was surprisingly... good! but two shots for me was already the bomb! i was able to get through the pamorningan kwentuhan shouting away in the magic sing nyahahaha. we cooked and ate breakfast so our martin can go to work and we can "sleep" hehehe
come waking up time we had our lunch at about 4 pm and then we walked around sandy's borough and had our picture taking session. we swam and then prepared our grilled goodies with steff/verle/jc/me preparing kebab and bbqued liempo. we didn't even get to eat half of it on our midnight dinner! we retired at around 3 and i didn't know jc and verle hacked at chismis until the morning hehehe. i really enjoyed their company and i hope we get to do this again... soon!!!
more pictures from laguna >>
Friday, October 20, 2006
this is my new favorite streisand song, for my katribos:
Music by : David Shire
Words by : Richard Maltby
Starting here, Starting now
When we walk, we walk together
Year by year, starting here
Starting now When we talk
We will say the most with silence
When we're near
Now when you sleep
You will dream a dream
That's free from care
For now when you wake
I'll be there so be still
Take my hand
For the greatest journey
Heaven can allow
Starting love Starting here
Now take my hand
For the greatest journey
Heaven can allow
Monday, October 16, 2006
Is it right that the worse exhibition of rudeness must happen in your own house? From you own family even? Why are kids nowadays up to the neck in their bad attitude?
I grew up in a time when you couldn’t even look up when not being told to, when you can’t answer back except when you’re being asked questions. I think these times, 2000… 2006… has been way too long since the RIGHT way of bringing up children has gone. My friend agrees with me, we do what we are told, no questions, no discussions, while these kids, YOU need to understand them!? WTF!?
I don’t know why we tolerate this, I certainly do and will NOT! I will not tolerate my own brother disrespecting me not even three minutes into his arrival, especially when the reason is totally absurd!
I am writing this so I won’t forget. Practice tolerance, yes, but everyone and everything to his/its own place and time. I think about all the people, young people who I happen to observe are waaaaay too bad-mannered for my generation. Good luck and goodnight!!! And yes I mean that in the most sarcastic way I can.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
It can hardly be a surprise to those of us who were at the concert on Monday night that the press would be having a field day over the heckling incident. What is a surprise, to me at least, is that some of her fans are upset by it.
As I recall, Barbra had already finished singing Have I Stayed Too Long at the Fair?, when the persistent heckler (fan? hardly) shouted something to her. The bush sketch was over. Barbra made some light hearted comments about the freedoms an artist enjoys in this country. Then she moved on to the next song.
What was the guy trying to accomplish, if not ruin the concert for the rest of us? Nobody paid $750 to hear from him. Heckling is rude, period. Could Barbra have made a joke about it? Sure, but instead, she flashed a brilliant Brooklyn born fire and effectively fought back against the "don't criticize our beloved chairman" trance in which increasing numbers of Americans have been suspended.
She reprimanded the guy, and later apologized for losing her cool. Both the expletive and the acknowledgement showed her to be human, honest, and open. It was thrilling to have her step outside her guard, it made me like her all the more.
When was it decided that artists have no right to interpret the world as they see it? Would anyone dare tell Picasso to forget Spain and just paint the bowl of fruit, put it in a pretty frame, and keep his mouth shut?
What of the song writers of the sixties? What of Isadora Duncan? What of every artist who has looked at what is beautiful, what is horrific, what is breathtaking, what is heart breaking, what is common, or what is miraculous, and put it in focus for us? Have they all been out of line?
When was it decided that we no longer need to have our world shown to us through the eyes and hands and vocal chords of the people whose job is to share what they percieve?
The truth is that we need them more now than ever.
How can anyone call themselves a Streisand fan without knowing what she is? Does no one remember how she rented a flatbed truck and opened her NYC townhouse to campaingn for Bella Abzug? Barbra has been active politically for almost her entire career. Could anyone be surprised that she has strong political convictions at this stage of the game?
Barbra has more than the rights shared by the Dixie Chicks or Madonna. She has experience and knowledge that most of us do not have. She could easily teach a college course in political activism, and knows what she is talking about when she criticizes the bush administration.
When she gave an interview with Diane Sawyer last year, she was ridiculed in the press the next day for having claimed that Global Warming was the cause of the strong hurricanes we have seen recently. One news program showed footage of Barbra singing Second Hand Rose, dressed in sequins, and clowning around. The caption read "Hurricane Babs." The anchorman snidely said that there was probably more politics than science behind Barbra's comments. He went on to add that if all those environmentalists would just look at history, they would see that nature goes through periods of warming and cooling as a matter of course.
Well, this was when the bush administration was still denying the existence of global warming, so that was the script the poor dolt had to work with. As we all know now, extreme changes in weather are indeed a result of global warming. In other words, Barbra and her scientist friends were right.
Remember when Barbra spoke out against the impending invasion of Iraq, claiming that Saddam had no arsenal of weapons? She was ridiculed for that, too. A Jewish woman defending a Muslim ruler? Well, time has surely shown that he had no weapons, after all. The UN inspections had worked. Barbra and her liberal friends were right.
Maybe instead of getting angry at her for daring to call a spade a spade, whether she is confronting a dishonest and corrupt administration or an obnoxious heckler, we should be grateful that we have an artist like Streisand. An artisit who is well informed and truly brave.
One more thing. Barbra has never been just a singer. Ask any girl with an unusual look, or any gay man from the midwest. She represents many things to many people, which is one of the reasons she is adored with such fervor. Most of her fans do understand this, and expect nothing less than the full package when they pay good money to see her perform.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
This is by far, the BEST birthday I’ve had… literally. For one, I’m not sick! What a feat, and I almost didn’t make it hahaha. Wow really can’t believe it… tsk… tsk… tsk…
The whole two weeks before my birthday is one BIG VACATION for ust-fms medstudents, no one’s grumpy!!! to the point that were already not happy this is happening hahaha, but alas of course I really feel for those affected by milenyo (my big rest at their expense, sigh…)
marge & tina - my heart's to you both. you know how i'll do anything for you!!! be safe, and think about how i'll frown if you do *wink *wink stuff hehehe.
robert - thank you for the greeting, we haven't talked again yet, but i'll greet you happy birthday in advance already!
architect raison! - thanks, you remembered, i'll never forget yours hahaha! and you know why too ^_^
claude - thanks for remembering! don't worry i'll keep my steady supply of pictures for you hahaha!a12008 - thank you thank you thank you for the greetings! you just don't know how verle, miong, and i appreciate being in your subsection, ingit sa min si steff kasubsec namin kayo hahaha
miong, sandy, nia, kim, ron, doodz, and kayester!!!!! - salamat ng sobra you made my day today
steff & verle - wow OMG can't wait to sleep whaaaaa sobrang thank you!!!!!!!! everyday, everyday you two make me smile
tito roman & tita pat - thanks, thanks, thanks, for putting up with my demands hahaha!
tita lites! - thank you for the cake, and thanks kayo praktisan kong mag-bp hehehe
kuya anthony! - wow thanks for the barbra+tony duet, wonderful!
to my lolo (in heaven) & to tin - guys i share this birthday with, we're great people! ha!
to my lola ning, tia pol & lola gunding(+) - thank you for taking care of me
to my mommy, daddy and potsy - i'm a big pain in the ass i know, hehehe pagpasensyahan niyo na lang ako ^_^
mama mary - thank you for praying for me
to God - thank you im still alive and thank you for everything
p.s. i know i might have missed a lot of people, hehehe bad memory, just quack ^_^ to everyone who greeted me thank you so very much! this is the last year im going to age hahaha!
Saturday, September 30, 2006
but of course nothing can deter me from seeing through the enthronement of the La Naval. it was very emotional, there was no electricity and yet the church was almost filled to capacity. we were praying the rosary in the dark because the church's generator can only illuminate the altar (this is one big church). the image of the virgin was rolled down the isle in candlelight and we all heard the tiples heavenly voices amdist the silence and darkness. you'd be really moved to tears.
a lot of trees in the sto. domingo compound were brought down by the wind but people braved to see the start of the yearly festivities. it's the second day of novena today and there's still no electricity in that area of quezon city. i'm sure Mama Mary really appreciates the faith and she'll totally pray for us ^_^
Saturday, September 23, 2006
of course we had our med quiz (disaster) and our repeat-bgd (disaster in epic proportions hehehe). the rest of the day was uneventful.
the most happy memory was our ophtha quiz with dr. j. lopez HAHAHAHA and even though i still didn't get 10 with his medweek "promo." im greatful to have a teacher such as him, you just don't learn, you also have fun.
we also had our "mother's class" in community pediatrics and swam in our sweats as we went back and entertained our community with presentations about diseases to increase awareness
more pictures from community pediatrics >>
i had to totally cram for my journal report in the afternoon for surgery. fortunately dr. erasmo didn't arrive. i have to really prepare for this becuase he really liked the journal we chose. sigh... both fortunate and unfortunate
our subsec presented a case in gynecology, congratulations to sab and rj, you did really well. after classes, we watched MSE's theatrical play, it was really entertaining!
no classes! pfft but we had to do pool and compile our data in community pediatrics (with a lot of mishaps). but after that we enjoyed watching freshmen night and all the freshies' antics hehehe and enjoyed each other's company later at the afterparty in katips bar in thomas mow-rae-toe nyahahaha.
Monday, September 18, 2006
As if by cue, when the first thunder roared, everyone in the library looked out the windows, some even went out the door of the reading area to have a look see of the type of rain we have for the day. Hehehe and as if we had a collective mind, everybody looked at each other, picked up their things and hurried out. I surmise that most of the people who spend up to closing time are “coding” for that day. Everyone agrees in their mind that the risk of getting caught is so insignificant as compared to having to go home past 12 because of the flood.
It’s just really sad. One, if not the most prestigious medical school in the country; a university where the pope himself chooses the next rector, becomes flooded with not even an hour of rain. And I’m not joking. I arrive in school early enough to see the janitors clearing water inside the medbuilding (yes!) when it happened to rain hard the night before. We already had the experience of getting a class of 100+ cramped in a room because the CME auditorium (in the first floor) can’t be use because it was flooded the night before. Sigh… almost funny but I’m really embarrassed.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
DESPEDIDA a la VIRGEN
Adios, Reina del cielo
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
When you're down and out
Lift up your head and shout
When the skies went darker, oh Lord!
He came in January, February,
It's not far away
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
hay... hmmm... allright im ok now. im ok now. btw, yesterday we finally had the chance to go out during community pediatrics. we went to our community near loreto church and saw our very cute (but very dirty too) kids. well of course between me and my partner (verle) she virtually did all the asking except for some useless comments from me of course. i laughed at myself when i asked ron, my classmate from the US if he needed any help and he answered that his partner did the talking (language barrier thingy), i answered, "well im no different" hehehe thanks BERLY!
(reminder to self) i'll post about our big group discussion on the weekend ^_^
Thursday, August 24, 2006
seriously, if only i can live here in the medbuilding i would. in fairness, im passing, well hell im even getting good grades (btw, i got an 83/84 in derma-final grade-it's a quarterly subject) yeah, but i think lately things are getting more difficult and i want to continue PASSING. i don't want to relive my past. i'll probably just give up if that happens again. im DONE.
if anyone out there can HELP ME. please. it seems no one wants understands the troubles of the med students except us.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
One more picture from Formula Bar early on the evening
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
i'm so glad prelims' over, one of the more stressful weeks for a medstudent is really exam week. i missed going to the highschool classmate's celebration for getting the top spot in the architect boards (congrats architect bassig!) well... what can i do... studies come first... i the hell don't want to go through the entire ordeal of repeating a year feeling guilty of not studying for one night... thinking i could have made one more little effort... sigh... i admire all of us who don't miss a beat. most people think we can always make time. how i wish i could... really... some people go sleepless most nights of the week to get drunk, i don't. i try to accept my 3 hours of sleep just so i can park for free and at the same time trying to remember that the pH of the vagina in bacterial vaginosis is <4.5 compared to vulvovaginal candidiasis which can be normal and worry that my facilitator may make me stand the whole period reciting everything from the book ("don't open your books and notebooks please..."). im one big frustrated guy...
i wish my mom will find me a nice apartment, very near the hospital... i just wish... a small thing that will add an hour or so of sleep is most welcome... a very much welcome idea...
pedia.... please pass me... hehehe...
Saturday, August 12, 2006
LOS ANGELES — When Barbra Streisand sings, the cash register rings at Bill Clinton's favorite charity.
With a gift of $1 million, Streisand has selected the former president's Climate Change Initiative as the first recipient to benefit from the millions she has pledged to charitable causes generated by her upcoming national concert tour.
The gift helped make Streisand the leading contributor to Clinton's effort to bring together a consortium of major cities around the world to drive down greenhouse gas emissions.
Streisand recently announced that she would undertake a concert tour in October and November to help raise money for organizations dealing with environmental, women's health and educational issues.
A spokesman for Streisand said she has been funding efforts to deal with global climate change since the late 1980s.
source : http://news.yahoo.com
Thursday, August 10, 2006
here i go again...
Sunday, August 06, 2006
my laptop (and desktop pfft) and steff's were infected a few weeks ago from a classmate's usb. as if that didn't teach me enough! this week i was so lethargic i let people stick their phallic usbs in my laptop's c*nt (ehem sorry im really annoyed) and the amazing thing is that i was able to detect the virus and clean the usb. and yet! i still got infected! well... i'm deferring my reformating after the prelims and i'm never going to let any usb touch my laptop lest everybody hates me i won't care. hehehe... (as if... for everybody who knows me, i know you know i can't can't hahaha!)
to steff who shares my woes... don't worry ^_^ what goes around...
to my ka-tribos, im proud to be from our tribe - - KAY SUSAN TAYO! (hehehe) (ehem for non-tribe-members, don't think for one moment this is susan roces puleeze... HAHAHAHA)
Friday, August 04, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
- fita crackers - steff is a bad bad influence hahahaha, i bought two big wraps and i've been munching three days in a row now
- pgma - i admire her simply for her staying power hehehehe, i don't know who the hell she's friends with [wink, wink]
- i'm in the mood for love - (from the movie album) so lush, and yes... i've been dreaming of someone... (literally) hay... hehehe
- internet explorer 7 - yeah i always loved it, even though they copied tabs from another browser, i welcome it hehehe i deleted my firefox and am now using the explorer 7, nothing is better than this
- chuckie &/or hershey's - mmm mmm mmm love chocolate drinks ^_^ especially with my fita crackers
i’m having terrible headaches, they come most days of the weeks more often on the right occipital side, but sometimes bilateral. today i endured what i think is the worst episode, around 7/10 if i grade it, and yes remember that i have great pain tolerance so this is just one titanic sized headache for a normal person.
i’ll let you on another secret… hehehe… i’m enjoying medschool hahahaha i must be mad right? i was cursing myself for enduring this torment, but hey, what do you know? now im enjoying it. i enjoy the company of my girls hahaha ^_^ and im looking forward to clerkship to show off those clinical skills (yaiks! poor poor patients nyehehehe)
i continue writing this today… (july 24). i watched pgma’s sona and i mostly laughed. i laughed my annoyance to the people who kept on clapping (well yeah thanks for clapping) but i was always hanging on what she going to say next. i love infrastructures and hearing projects such as new airports and new superhighways going to be built gets me all excited, and these people just keep on interrupting. as far as i’ve heard she got 127 interruptions hehehe good job. and i always think she’s got great ties to whomever ‘cause she’s always saved, now by the strong rain hehehe
continued again (july 25) wow! classes suspended… again!!! lakas talaga ng powers mo pgma hehehe. the sky is still so dark i sincerely hope this doesn’t go on the whole week, my exams are piling up!
to marge and tina - hope you to are alright, i’ll see you guys soon.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Streisand ‘must sing again’ to ensure our well being
By Steven M. Housman
In late summer of 1986, Barbra Streisand made an announcement that shocked and delighted the entertainment industry, not to mention her throngs of fans—she announced she was about to give a one night concert in support of the Democratic party. It was a time during the Reagan years when AIDS was practically ignored by the administration and the horrible accident at Chernobyl had recently occurred. On her audio invitation to an invited audience of celebrities and political dignitaries, she declared “I felt I MUST sing again.”
On September 6th of that year, she fulfilled her commitment by giving a concert entitled “One Voice” and raised millions of dollars for her fellow Democrats, and established The Streisand Foundation. The foundation was formed to raise awareness and, most importantly, money for causes such as HIV/AIDS, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, AmFar, equipment and general health care facilities, as well as the political causes she believes in. Since 1988, The Streisand Foundation direct contributions to charities have raised $15 million. Additional monies she has helped non-profits raise through her talents are an additional $14 million. The 1993 donation of her 24-acre Ramirez Canyon estate in Malibu to the people of California and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy was valued at the time to be worth $8 to $11 million. This does not include upwards of $20 million raised for political causes, such as her concerts for presidential and congressional candidates.
On June 8th, 2006 she announced a multi-city tour that consists of 20 concerts, kicking off in Philadelphia on October 4, taking her to New York City, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Chicago, San Jose, Las Vegas and winding down in Los Angeles on November 20th.
People had mixed emotions from elated to “how dare she!” The latter group of people seemed to be more than a bit peeved since they shelled out their hard earned dollars back in 2000 when Streisand announced her “Farewell Concerts.” They were labeled “Timeless—Four Last Performances” with two concerts in New York and two performed in Los Angeles. They thought she was worth the $100 to $1500 (not including scalpers’ tickets that sold for thousands) since they’d never hear their beloved diva give another concert again…ever! It’s fair to say that when the latest announcement was made, these people had a right to be upset. But hold on a minute, I also have a couple of pet peeves that seem in synch with Ms. Streisand’s reasons to go on the road again. Since September of 2000, we have endured 9/11, a corrupt administration, an unnecessary war, not to mention the rapid demise of our planet earth due to global warming. (Have you seen An Inconvenient Truth yet?)
With a commitment to direct millions of dollars to charitable organizations she supports, Barbra Streisand will undertake her first national tour in over a decade. To the concerned citizens, fans and the naysayers alike, Ms. Streisand has issued a statement noting, “A prime reason I decided to tour again was the increasingly urgent need for private citizen support of women’s health and educational issues and environmental efforts to combat dangerous climate change. This will allow me to direct funds and awareness to certain causes that I care about deeply.” As her past efforts have proven successful, designated proceeds in support of philanthropic initiatives will be distributed through The Streisand Foundation. My sources in the Streisand camp conveyed Barbra’s sentiments by saying, “this was the key consideration for why the tour was undertaken.” My contact also informed me that Streisand, along with many Americans, “have been living in a world where things tend to go from bad to worse unless generous and passionate people pursue cures. She has always been motivated to support those people, and the decision to tour again derives directly from the sense that these three issues are crucial points where the additional money and awareness can have impact.”
As for the tour, it will be presented by Michael Cohl for Concert Productions International and The Next Adventure (A Live Nation Company). “It’s an incredible opportunity to work with Barbra Streisand, certainly the greatest female performer of all time,” said Cohl. Streisand will be touring with the multi-platinum record selling quartet Il Divo. In a joint statement, Il Divo commented, “We believe the experience of working with Barbra Streisand—a truly legendary artist—will forever shape the way we approach our own singing and performing. Her voice and her music have profoundly influenced and inspired so many artists, including Il Divo, and we are thrilled to be sharing the stage with her.”
Barbra Streisand’s status as the #1 best-selling female artist with 50 gold, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums sold are pretty well publicized. That she ranks ahead of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and is only exceeded by Elvis, in record sales is a fact that her fans know by heart. I would be remiss without mentioning she is the only artist in entertainment history to receive a Tony, two Oscars, six Emmy’s, eight Grammy’s (not including the Living Legend Grammy and the Lifetime Achievement Grammy), eleven Golden Globes (twelve when you count the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award), Cable Ace and Peabody Awards, and the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award.
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