Tuesday, May 30, 2006


I'm dying.

In fact, everyone from the day they were born started dying. Death is the one and only thing in the world that doesn't discriminate. Death is the one absolute truth that everyone will have to face, whether sooner or later.

Everyone dies. No matter if you're rich, poor, black, white, smart, stupid, beautiful, ugly. You die. What you make with the time you spend alive is what's important.

That's something I'm starting to realize, something that I have to do. Make the best of the time I spend living, breathing, and thinking in this world.

Because once you die everything's gone.

Think about that, for a change.


Thursday, May 25, 2006


Fun With B-Stop
Originally uploaded by Gani.
Okay here we go... Still can't blog directly to Blogger so I've got to take the long, circuitous route through Flickr. Not that I really mind since I also get to show off some of my shots. But the format is just default. Anyway...

So Friendster once again changed the template. Why? I don't know. They just seem to enjoy changing the look every so often. The very first template was the best, in my opinion.

Plus I'd rather they don't allow users to customize the pages since some of them create links that take a long time to download, and sometimes even f*cks up my browser.

So here I am blogging while rendering. Sitting and staring at the monitor.

Right now I'm thinking of two cars that seem to intrigue me so much. The two are the Suzuki Jimny and the 1.5 vtec Honda Jazz. I like both cars. I prefer the Jimny since it has 4 wheel drive and a high ride height, but the Jazz is more spacious and it does have 4 doors to the Jimny's 2.

Can't wait for the house to get DSL so I can do these things at home, where I have more time to think and more time to compose my thoughts. Oh well.


Monday, May 15, 2006

Points of Randomness

MacArthur and Friends
Originally uploaded by Gani.
Still can't post blogs in the office. Yes, our boss is lenient, we can do what we want PROVIDED there are no deadlines approaching, and PROVIDED we finish our work. Freeproxy f*cks things up. So I have to post using Flickr.

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I think we're getting a DSL connection at home, provided my folks think it's worth it. If that pushes through the next step would be a DSL router so that my PC and my folks' Mac can connect to the internet at the same time. Here's hoping for a faster connection at home, so I can post more blogs more frequently.

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What else, what else?

Well the Lakers got eliminated after going up 3-1 on the Suns, so that basically ends whatever interest in the playoffs I had. Sad too, since Lamar Odom (my favorite player) had become the perfect 2nd option complement to Kobe.


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Got myself some Sixers jerseys. I got a C Webb black game jersey and an AI black jersey with the Sixers logo in black and white. Really cool. Thanks, Tito Jimmy!

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Wish I had a DSLR, oh well. I don't have a pro account in Flickr anymore so what's the point, yes?

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Basically that's it. Just a quick update and stuff. Back to work.


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Hello, Cebu!

Taoist Temple
Originally uploaded by Gani.
April 29-May 1 I was at Cebue, thanks to this long weekend (and to my folks who paid for everything) and I have to say that that place is amazing! Its progressive, clean, beautiful, and very relaxing. Sure everywhere you go there has got to be some bad things and I did hear my fair share of stories from my relatives who live there of snatchers and stuff. But overall, the place was a blast.

Just a few thoughts about Cebu:

1) Cars cars cars. I saw more nice cars in three days there than I would in a month here in Manila. And I mean NICE nice. I saw: a Subaru Impreza, a Toyota Supra, a Porsche Boxster, a Mitsubishi Evolution VII (I think it was a VII), a Corvette, and a BMW Z3 to name a few. Plus the taxis there all looked better maintained than here.

2) Food, glorious food. Cheap and delicious. I ate in four restaurants there: Abuhan Dos, Zao, Colden Cowrie, and Cafe Laguna. Zao had the best overall food but the other three were no slouches either. Excellent food.

3) People were friendly. I did not encounter those people I kept hearing about from others who refuse to talk to you in Tagalog, or who talk behind your back if you're Tagalog. Most of the taxi drivers gave exact changes (no one asked for extra cash) and everyone was kind and warm.

4) The "malls". Those quotation marks are added with the highest respect. They hit the jackpot with their idea of malls. They'd be considered mini-malls here in Manila, but the malls there were just the perfect size to spend one afternoon casually strolling around the entire mall. Plus there were lots of malls in Cebu. Not Megamall sized where even going totally around one floor would be tiring. Great layouts.

I could rant and rant some more but that's it in a nutshell. I wouldn't mind relocating there (and learning their dialect) if I found a good paying job there. It's a great place.