Wednesday, December 31, 2008

How Im spending new year's eve

A few more hours and it's gonna be 2009. Can't wait I guess. Hopefully next year will be better. Im in manila right now. We arrived yesterday and we're staying at my aunts house. Last night we went to gateway and trinoma. I wanted to go clubbing with friends but I told them I was still exhausted from the trip.

Aside from that, my friend Leo gave me some really good news yesterday but Im gonna say it yet so as not to jynx it.

Today, I have no idea what we're gonna do or where are we gonna go but one things for sure, I'm going out. I wanna watch a movie or maybe go eat somewhere. Im not sure but I wanna go out and have fun to make up for the crappy christmas I had.


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Gift to Myself

All of my readers know how obsessed I am with POI. So naturally the gift I bought myself this year was my first pair of Planetzips Zips. Planetzips is like the biggest POI group here in the Philippines. To be honest, they are AWESOME. Luck'ly when I was working in PeopleSupport,Tsok, our Operations Manager who is also a good friend of mine happens to be a teacher at Planetzips. He's the reason why I got addicted with POI because during our summer company outing he fire danced. I instantly told myself that I wanna learn that no matter how hard it is. And now, Tsok told me that he had a few stocks in Baguio so I went to his condo and bought my first pair of Planetzips Zips. There are 2 types, catingkas and cosmos. Catingkas are great for the beach or under the sun because the fabric shines/glistens under the sun. Cosmos are great for night POI dancing specially under UV lights because they glow. Now here's the picture of my Catingkas.

And here are my collection of zips.

I know that I blogged about hating the 25th but my zips made my anger go away. Its like therapy for me. ^^


Thursday, December 25, 2008

My very Blue-ish Christmas

First of all, Merry Christmas to all of my readers. I know I haven't been active this month, that's because:

A.) I got sick. The chickenpox fiasco which by the way has left scars on my face. Hopefully my mother would pay to have them removed or something.

B.) I dont really like this month.

C.) Been very busy with school.

Honestly, I dont really like this time of the year. Now i know that this is different from my usual posts which would either be about POI, giving scathing reviews to movies or bashing shows/people. This time I would like to tell you why I'm like the modern day Mr. Scrooge(From "A Christmas Carol"). I dont like christmas because it reminds me of the things missing in my life. While my cousins are at their houses hanging hanging christmas decorations and christmas stockings and shit, Im busy writing my wish list. Every year I get what I want on my list except for the last one. I could ask for a laptop, a new phone, a new mp3 player, or a new camera ( which by the way I got this year, a Cannon 1000D DSLR). Still there's something missing. As long as I can remember, I've never had a Holiday Feast AKA Noche Buena here in the Philippines with my family. Sure, I spend it either with my Mom or my Dad but its not fun. Its not christmas for me.

Its funny how when I think about it, I have practically everything anyone would want. Everything I want is given to me, no waiting, no questions asked. But I find it funny that the things I want most are the ones missing in my life.

This year, during our noche buena, everyone was asleep. I ate the food my mom prepared sitting alone in the corner of my room watching Pirates of The Carribean. I wish that I was still working because eve of the 24th, my former officemates were at work. At least if I were to feel lonely, there would have been a valid reason and at least I had people to spend it with not a plate of pasta, salad, cake and ham with a cold glass of coke sitting alone watching Johhny Depp fight this monster with tentacles for a face.

I just hate this day. Im not bitter about christmas but Im bitter about the fact that the one thing I want is the one thing I dont have.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Why I haven't posted anything

Dear readers,

I've been sick for the past week. I have chickenpox. I HATE every second of it. I promise that the moment I get better which should be in a few more days, I will post the new attrocities. And I'll also post a few things that i'm sure you'll all enjoy. Thank you for those who have been messaging me, and to those who like my blog. Keep 'em coming and i'll keep on giving more reasons for you to come to my page.

Also thanks to my friends who care...I think...


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Twilight and other things

Last night I watched the movie "Twilight" with Lyve and Reuben. About the movie, the story was too fast. Its like, the story would have been nice if they did not compress everything into a two hours movie. The way Bella figured out that Edward was a vampire, it was too unbelievable. I was not absorbed into the movie, which for me is a bad thing. A good movie for me is when you think that its actually happening, when you can put yourself into it. With "Twilight" it was like watching a two part episode of lets say Will and Grace, and you're watching the second episode when they're doing the recap. If you get what I mean then good for you. If not, then watch it and hopefully you will. If it was like Harry Potter where the story was divided into several movies, then "twilight" would have been awesome. Yes it would have been hell waiting for the next movie, but you're actually expecting it and you can't wait for it. I give the movie a thumbs down. I know that I've been giving scathing reviews to movies. Well what can I say, my standards are ridiculously high. If you're into films and stuff then you would understand where I'm coming from. But if you're like the masses or the "regular" people who enjoy mediocrity in everything, well then live and let live right?

After the movie, the three of us went around Baguio City and we we're out the whole night. All we did was talk and walk and talk and walk and spook some of the people in the street. I got home at around 6 am. And I haven't slept yet because I attended a Press Conference for the Department of Health. When I got home, this afternoon I found out that the unit next to mine was broken into. I dont know what was taken but all I can say is, serves them right for keeping the front door unlocked. Funny thing is, its the second time in 3 months that they got broken into. And little old me, Im safe in my apartment.

Well that sums it up. Again, watch out for Volume 2 of the Attrocities of Friendster. Its gonna be bigger and better. Also thank you to all of you who have been texting and e-mailing me saying you found it mean but very funny. Hope you like the next one.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

My new toy...

So I decided to buy a Slide-Up phone. For the longest time, I've had the weirdest obsession with a slide phone. So yesterday, I went around Baguio City looking for a nice slide up phone. At first I wanted the N80 but I realized its to bulky and my P1i already has wifi so I dont really need it. So I found this shop that sold the Nokia 6288. At first they we're selling it for 4500PHP which was a little expensive for a second-hand phone. So I decided to pass. The whole afternoon, I went around looking and dammit, the 4500php was already the cheapest I could find. I was lucky because I just received my final pay from PeopleSupport so I had money to spare. Last night I could not sleep. All I kept thinking about was the phone. It wouldn't leave my head. And thats when I knew that I really wanted that phone. SO when I got up this morning, I went to the shop after my Photography Class and I tried to haggle with them. At first they didnt budge but after a while I was able to get them to lower it down from 4500PhP to 3700PhP. Whats great is, the 6288 looks exactly like the 6280 but the 6288 is much newer model and has a better features and firmware compared to the 6280. So I guess I was lucky on that. And I've been using the phone the whole day, so far no problems. And here it is.

Im gonna have this for a while then Im gonna dispose it in the future. Like I do with all of my phones.


Monday, November 10, 2008

A survey I'm willing to take

1) Say something about your love life.
** nonexistent...LOLz

2) What is your fave song for now?
** Never never land. I dont know the artist.

3) What is your current mood?
** a bit sleepy and very full

4) Cigarettes or beer?
** cigarettes. I dont drink beer.

5) What happened to you last night?
** I was at Darnell's house eating pasta

6) Have you ever fallen in love witha friend?
** Yes I have....

7) Do you have a bestfriend?
** yes. What kind of loser doesn't?!

8) Crush?
** yeah i guess..

9) Which do you prefer: jollibee ormcdo?
** McDonalds all the way!

10) What did you do to the person whobroke your heart?
** I broke her arm... haha joking. I dont talk to her anymore.

11) Do you have problems?
** Yes I do.Do you?

12) Last person you kissed?
** Janelle. But only on the cheek.

13) Hows life?
** I've had better. I've had worse.

14) Hiphop or emo?
** I guess EMO.

15) What will you do this weekend?
** Swimming with old workmates. Hopefully.

16) Are you a war freak?
** Not exactly but keep distance when I'm mad.

17) What do you think of the most whenyou are alone?
** Why the fuck am I alone?.

18) Is your friendster set to private?
** yes... I think...

19) Who's the most important person inyour life?
** the person I see when I look at a mirror

20) How many piercings do you have?
** one

21) Do you remember your dreams?
** Is this rhetorical or literal?

22) What do you have to do before yousleep?
** watch TV

23) Who was the last person you talkedto on the phone?
** My mom

24) Who was the last person you talkedto in person?

25) Is someone mad at you right now?
** Maybe but I dont really give a fart.

26) Do you ever hang out with someoneof the opposite sex?
** Yes. Jacky.

27) Have you ever had a reptile as apet?
** Yes a garden snake. The green one. It freaked my dad out.

28) Who was the last who missed call onyour cell phone?
** I think it was Jacky.

29) Have you ever finished a rubikscube?
** Of course I have. Im a smarty... *evil laugh*

30) When was the last time you rode abike?
** I have no f-ing idea.

31) Are you wearing socks right now?
** nope.

32) Do you like mornings?
** sure... its when I go to bed.

33) Will you donate organs after youpass away?
** Question is, will they accept the black market organs that make me up?

34) Do you drink tea?
** yes. black and green.

35) Have you ridden in someone else'scar today?
** uhm...nope

36) Is your room clean?
** yes I just cleaned it.

37) What should you be doing?
** sleeping

38) Whats the connection between youand the last person you texted?
** new acquaintance

39) What kind of people do you hate?
** People who have opposite beliefs than me... Hahaha

40) Has anyone gotten on your nerves lately?

41) Do you think you'll be married in10 years?
** hopefully

42) When it is a rainy night, what doyou do most of the time?
** wait for the vampires to comeand take me away...

43) If you’ll go on a date, what wouldyou like to do?
** watch a movie and eat

44) What do you do when you see a fullmoon?
** i howl at the moon and race from village to village stealing the young ones

45) Would you rather swim in the lakeor dive in the ocean?
** I dont know if that'll work. Im water-proof.

46) What would be the best partner of a good cup of coffee?
**an upper or a downer. Whichever.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My ZIPS are finally here

So boys and girls I'm finally back after a very long sabbatical. I went on vacation and I cut myself off from the world for a while, and that would include my blog. But thats not what I'm going to write about today. Today I would like to share my ZIPS with everyone.

The first time I saw Poi Dancing upclose was during the PeopleSupport Company Summer outing. Our Operations Manager, Tsok, Danced Poi using fire. I was amazed at how the flames moved so I snooped around the internet for information regarding Poi. Luckily I did (check my sidebar for the POI sites). I wanted a pair of Zips immediately but they could only be ordered in Manila. Lucky for me, my good friend Leo a.k.a. thehandbagtotingboy knew someone in Davao who made zips. Actually I wanted to buy his because that's how impatient I am but he said he'd prefer that I just order a newe pair since they only take a day to make. I said ok. I wired him the money and wouldn't you know it, the next day my zpis we're on their way to me. Alas I had to wait for a few more days because 2Go (the delivery company) delivered it 2 days late. I was so frustrated at first but when the package arrived all my frustration vanished. So here are a few pics of my zips.

Sorry about the Quality. Its was dark in room. Ever since I got, I cant get my hands of them. Its soooo much fun. Well for those of you who have been living under rocks, POI Dancing/Spinning was inspired by the dance called "Maori" from New Zealand. In Poi dancing you swing the Pois/Zips in certain rythmical patterns to create different forms. There are different types of POI's. There are Fire Poi's, LED Poi's, Flag Poi's, Ribbon Poi's like mine and much more. Here is an example of the patterns created by POI's when photographed with slow shutter speed:

*LED Poi's were used for this.

Again I would like to thank my friend Leo for my first pair of zips. I'll be ordering a new one this week. If you want a pair of zips which are of excellent quality yet affordable, dont hesitate to contact him at

*I would also like to that for the image

I'll be posting a video or pictures of me zipping soon.


Friday, October 31, 2008

A story about my old job...This would be the last...

I've been meaning to write about this before but because I was enjoying my vacation, it completely blew out of my mind. So I was speaking with my friend Noel, he was the guy who hired me before, then I was explaining to him why I resigned. Yes, its been over a month since I resigned and its only now that I told him why. It got me thinking, and I remembered this thing that I wanted to blog about. The day I got hired at work. See im working backwards, I started with how and why I resigned. Check my entry on blurbs about my old job.

So when I applied in PeopleSupport, it was kinnda on short notice. Lucky for me, I always have a copy somewhere of my picture and resume. So I woke up one day summer of 2008, and I thought, "Why dont I go and apply at a call center for fun?". So I got up, took my bath, got dressed, and then left my dorm. I actually missed all of my classes that day. So when I got there, I gave the guard my resume and waited to be called. Apparently, this is done by batches so I was with the morning batch. There were around 50 something of us. So we filled out our application forms, I applied for full-time. Then we we're off to our initial interview. After the interview, we were dismissed for lunch. By the time we got back, we we're gona take our online exams. By the time we were taking the exams, I noticed that from 50 something, there were only 33 of us. After the online exam, we waited for about 3 hours for the result. And then from 33, we we're boiled down to 7. So the next day was our final interview. Out of the 7 of us I was the only one hired. Lucky me huh.

When Noel hired me, he hired me for part-time first. So i guess that was ok. I only had 4 days of work for the whole time since it was only part-time. So on my fourth day, my friend already signed his contract for full-time yet I have not. So during my break, I went to the HR's office and looked for Noel. I practically nagged him to hire me. He said he was having doubts since I was a student. Then I said, "if being hired means I have to stop school for a while then I'l do it". So he thought about it and told me that I'll be receiving a text message regarding the schedule of my contract signing. I was so happy. Two hours after that, I checked my phone and there it was. A message saying that I was to sign my contract that at 9pm that day.

So at 9pm I was back at the office, then Noel came in with these folders that had our names on it. So he briefed us of what's gonna happen and what our job will be. Then he said, "You guys that Im gonna hire, don't resign just like that." then he looked at me. Somehow he still wasn't sure if I was gonna stay long.

Well, glad to say, I lasted 6 months. And in the call center industry, 6 months is already a long time. Well, enough about my old job, time to move on. Im gonna go back to school. Back to reality everyone.

Cheers. ^^

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Something from Will and Grace

I was watching Will and Grace earlier when I heard this. Will and Grace by the way was a show by NBC about a Gay lawyer named Will and his bestfriend for almost 15 years named Grace. Together with Will's gay dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, bestfriend named Jack and Grace's millionaire pill-popping, booze-chugging secretary Karen, they get into their ridiculous shenanigans all the time.

It was the episode when Joe and Larry got married. Will and Grace were fighting because will was getting tired of paying for everything and doing everything while Grace got all the credit for it. Meanwhile, Jack was addicted to coffee because of this guy he was dating who worked at coffee shop and gave him free coffee all the time. Then this guy lost his job so Jack's coffee fix came to an end. In order to help him, Karen made sure that Jack remained coffee free. While at the wedding, Karen was trying to order vodka or something when the waiter told her that it was dry wedding at the grooms' request but it was an open coffee bar. So now things shifted between Karen and Jack. I dont remember what they did afterwards. Back to Will and Grace, they were asked to do a reading during the wedding and here is what they had to say:

W: When im feeling like theres no love coming to me
G: And i have no love to give
W: When im feeling separated from the world
G: And cut off from myself
W: When im feeling annoyed by every little thing
G: Because im not getting what i want
W: Ill remember that theres an infinite amount of love available to me
G: And ill see it in you
W: Ill remember that im complete within myself
G: So ill never have to look to you to complete me
W&G: and most of all ill remember that everything i really need i already have
and whatever i dont have will come to me when im ready to receive it

When I heard them read this, I knew that I had to get a copy of it. The words really spoke to me. By the way, Will and Grace is one of my favorite TV shows together with F.R.I.E.N.D.S, The Nanny, Supernatural, American Dad, Futurama, Charmed, The X-Files, and Buffy. I know most of them are reruns already, but lets face it, TV shows today took their inspirations from these original shows. Happy watching to me.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Confessions of a Coffee Addict

"Easy does it... Let go and let God... One day at a time..."
-Alcoholics Anonymous Mantras

Hello my name is Anton and I am a coffee addict. It all started when I was in 3rd college. I took a sip of that searing hot latte mixed with 1 shot of skim milk and 2 packs of sugar and I got hooked onto it. You would normally see me at Starbucks in SM Baguio or at Oh My Gulay(Vegetable) or Pizza Volante. Recently though I discovered the Cafe by the Ruins. I guess that'll be my new hang-out. But yes, its true. I am addicted to coffee. I could finish 2 venti caramel macchiato's in one sitting. I could drink 5 cups of coffee and still crave for more. To me coffee isn't something that I would to keep me up, its something that I would drink in substitute for water. Believe me, caffeine has absolutely no effect on me. For what its worth I even drink coffee to fall asleep. Its not a crime to indulge from time to time. Not a day goes by that I dont drink a cup of coffee. Its only now that I've been slowly kicking the habit. That's because of two thing. First, its so blasted hot that drinking a hot cup of coffee is just plain stupid. Second, there are no Starbucks franchises here so that saves me a lot of money. I remember when I would pass by starbucks and order a Venti Cafe Americano or venti Espresso, (anything venti) every night before going to work. Lets not forget the sandwich or bagel I would order for dinner. My officemates would wonder whenever I come to work without a cup of coffee in one hand and a bagel or sandwich on the other. Well, time to kick the habbit. No coffee. Goodbye coffee. Hello pineorange juice from 7/11.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Being BIG is not a crime

I was channel surfing last night when I stopped at a channel called VELVET because I saw a familiar face on the screen. To those who followed this show I know that you know who this person is. Carrie Bradshaw. Apparently there was a Sex & the City Marathon last night from 1 AM to 3:30 AM. So back to my point, the episode was about people called Modelizers. So I watched the whole episode... you know for fun... then I continued channel surfing. The thing I noticed was that 30% of the shows were Fashion Shows or Reality Shows with girls who are so thin that they look like bamboo and guys who look like they spend 16 hours in the gym and 8 hours taking their beauty rests.

Then it donned on me, our society worships or looks up to people who look like they have Anorexia or something. Now don't get me wrong, Im not being spiteful but did we ever stop to consider the fact that all of us dont look like that. I mean can't Big be beautiful too? Is it a crime weighing more than 150 lbs or having a waistline over 30? I mean, are we so insecure about our looks that we care more about what people think than what we think of ourselves? Quoting a character named Dianne from Will and Grace: " Whenever we have a party at Vogue, we all fight about who gets the last piece of Tic Tac."

I admit that Im the Big type of person being 188 lbs and size 34 pants. But do I care if everyone else around me wears skinny jeans? NO! Because first, those pants are so tight that theres no room for anything and second its hard to walk with them. Im not the type who goes to a restaurant and only orders a salad. If I'm hungry, I eat. I can eat a Big Mac and still want a sundae. My point is, why should we deprive ourselves of food? Why should we be like everyone else? We can be ourselves and still stand out. Im just glad because now the are brand labels like BIG MEN. Clothes for Big People.

Being BIG is not a crime. Anyone could have the extra baggage and still look great. Take me for example. Haha just kidding.