Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hay, it's been an eternity since I last opened this blog. I thought it had already died. Na-coma lang pala. Binasa ko yung mga posts ko at narealize kong matagal tagal narin pala akong coma. Now it's time to close this blog. (thru my super Globe 4g stick super 21mbps pero ni hindi nga maka 400kb) and build a new one. Thanks Lord...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Para sa Masa

Baka gusto po ninyo ng recipe ng K'""F_C.??? eto po libre lang... pakitesting tapos pacomment naman kung okay ba ang kinalabasan... tnx po...

(4 english speaking friends)
F u lyk KFC?? recipes, this one's free from me... please feedback me if it tastes as good as it promised pls? thanks...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

LeanneTot's Assignment

Idioms and Phrases

1. Above and beyond: More than what is normally required.
The rescuer's performance was above and beyond that of anyone else in the force today.

2. Beyond the call of duty: Exceeding what a particular job requires.
He was awarded the medal for showing bravery above and beyond the call of duty.

3. Above suspicion: So trustworthy as never to be suspected of wrongdoing.
The queen is so honorable and trustworthy that she is above suspicion.

4. Ace in the hole: Something important held in reserve.
The twenty pesos I hid in my pocket is my only ace in the hole.

5. Acid Test:a test: whose findings are beyond doubt or dispute.
The turmoil that the president is facing right now is an acid test of what he is capable of.

6. Across th Board: Shared equally by everyone.
The labor groups isn't happy with the wage hike because what they want is
a P 125 across the board increase.

7. Act as someone: Act or perform temporarily or permanently in the capacity of someone else.
It was a tough day for the office for Lucy. She had to act as someone in order for the whole line to push through.

8. Act of God: A manifestation especially of a violent or destructive natural force, such as a lightning strike or earthquake, that is beyond human power to cause, prevent, or control.
The whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity, but it was an act of God and we cannot blame anyone else about it.

9. Act of War: an aggressive act, usually employing military force, which constitutes an immediate threat to peace.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, was considered an act of war and triggered the famous World War I.

10. Add fuel to the fire: To do something that would make the situation worse.
Police officers posing and taking pictures near the bus hostage sight seemed not to help but add fuel to the fire for the now angry Hong Kong people.

11. Afraid to one's own shadow: to be extremely nervous and easily frightened.
She's always having panic attacks, she's the kind of person who's afraid of her own shadow.

12. After all is said and done: when everything is settled or concluded; finally.
After all is said and done, it will turn out just as I said.

13. After hours: after the regular closing time; after any normal or regular time, such as one's bedtime.
John got a job sweeping floors in the library after hours.

14. After the fact:after something has happened; after something, such as a crime, has taken place.
John will never change. He is always making excuses after the fact.

15. Against someone's will: To do something without the person's consent.
The suspect's brother was held against his will, and it angered the hostage taker.

16. Against the clock: A race in time. To do something in urgency.
The SWAT team was very nervous because their actions was against the clock. The situation may worsen any moment now.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Just Passing Through

P - pray
U - until
S - something
H - happens

It's been endless since I last logged in... Thank God it's not yet removed from google. A lot of bad has happened and I'm not ready to write more for my journal. Just passing by to check.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Great Tips

Here are some great tips on how to become a successful pain in the ass businessman:

1. A day after a tenant pays the rent, ask for an advance.

2. Use a sub-meter for your spaces. Just multiply it at anyway you like. They won;t bother, and you can suck up all the electricity you want without paying for it.

3. Use powerful tactics. Tell your debtors you have nothing to eat. So they would pay.

4. When somebody dies, don't care for them. They are dead remember?

5. Your stomach is much more important than your tenant's stomach.

6. Tell others you pity them, to soften their hearts. Then ask for payment.

7. When somebody bids for a higher price, evict the existing and replace right away.

8. Always upgrade your prices on a scheduled basis. They would not mind.

9. Tell them lies about the rent, on the discounts and rebates, they could do nothing after the business has already been made.

10. Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow you will die.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Our country's former and first female president passed away last August 1, 2009. A pillar to our democracy has taken her last bow. Many were moved by this event. many were shocked, many were regretful of her passing. Truly this event will be remembered by every Filipino forever, and surely would be written on the history books and in our hearts forever. Every Filipino would be silently mourning on the passing of a once great and silent leader.

Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek

Found at bee mp3 search engine

However, I realized that death is a sure thing in this world. Another glitch on the saying: "Nothing is permanent except change." Death is certain, and death will be permanent here in our worldly life. I begin to think of my own death, and felt so helpless and pitiful for my family. That's why I really should persevere more.

I also realized that not all of us will be minding the same thing as the other, much less the death of a former president. Us for the instance, our family is mourning not for Tita Cory, but for a mother who's not only taken care of her daughters and grandchildren, but of us her in-laws as well.

(to be continued....)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Day of Celebration and A Day of Mourning

In Loving Memory of my Mother-in-Law. Sally R. Leoniso.
August 22, 1954 - July 31, 2009

Time Of Your Life - Green Day

My wife almost celebrated her 30th birthday yesterday. There were some small glitches that hindered us from celebrating.

1. We had a little fight in the morning over the net. I admit it's my fault. I had been so grumpy because I am so tired of living our life. My body needs a break so badly and my head always hurt thinking for a solution to our problems.

2. I thought me and my son could surprise her in the afternoon with some decent cake or anything within our budget. But once again when I looked for cash i my register all I saw were coins and a couple of bills that would not even be enough to pay my loan shark the next day. The "ghosts" took away my money once again.

3. My mother-in law passed away in the evening without even any sign.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Death and Resurrection

" One of the most intriguing facts about life is: It is short, very complicated, and frustrating. Yet you would like it to last. "

I had been very very busy making ends meet for me and my family to survive ,barely to eat and live each day. My blog was dead for quite some time now. Today is Saturday. And I thought I may have time to write something. Nonetheless write an important announcement. My business is surviving. There was still no revenue from this God-forsaken shop. But I still believe I could make it work. I just need a little more time, more patience, a little extra cash for capital so that I could offer more services, and a little (and impossible) concern from my landlord who always and never fails to take away my hard earned money, not taking into consideration that I need to make my funds stable for a moment, in order to normalize my operations.

It was my wife's birthday yesterday, and we could not even celebrate.

My earnings just went to the rent, to the utilities, to the raw material purchases and inventories. I just thank God I still get away from getting some loose change in order for my son to eat and have some cash for his "Baon" in school. I have borrowed money several times already in order to continue my business. In short my shop is eating funds and not generating one.

I still could not let go of my shop. I have done almost everything if not everything in order to produce a decent income for my shop. But letting go means another round of expenses. And I could not afford that.

I think my post sounds like it's more than a resurrection to death again than a real coming to life. I could do no more. I'll just let God do his work and leave it up to Him to do the decisions for me for now. Because my body and mind is already tired and weak. I am even very tired and reluctant to write a post, if not that I had promised myself to do so.

Haaaay, " Life is such a beautiful thing. "

Friday, June 5, 2009


"I feel like smiling today, though my pocket and my heart hurts and my spirit badly broken. Maybe the aches and pains cracked my skull a bit, gladly it broke pointing upwards."


The loan shark came late today. I'm glad I had the chance to have a couple of patrons to produce my amount. I smiled on him. And all I get is a stare and he forgot to give me my change.

I ate my breakfast-lunch combo at the other tenant cafeteria nearby. We chatted a little. I wonder why we are both smiling and laughing a bit while talking about our problems. On how measly patrons come by. The rising costs to run our businesses, the never-ending payments to be made, the unfair electric bills, and so on. Maybe laughter is the only pain reliever we got.

I smiled on my few costumers today. One had many demands with the same premium, while another had a little (no, big) trouble selecting what to purchase. The PC is continuously running, and so is the electricity. In the end I had to settle on a few bucks for such a long service. It's okay I guess. I need to please the customers first before thinking about the money.

I am smiling to myself right now. While continuously thinking where to get money to pay my bumbai friend over there tomorrow. And maybe later this afternoon, my landlady would surely ask me for an advance again, as fervent as the sun would rise in the morning. Not to mention what would we eat this evening.

I guess my body is tired of frowning. It seems to smile despite feeling grief right now. I think my face muscles are a bit tired too. They tend to point upwards heaven asking for redemption.

"Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." ~Mother Teresa

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mini Coupe

"Dream all you like, coz it's free of charge."

I am always fascinated with the mini coupe. It's design, lightweight, small size but big power, maneuverability, and speed. Not to mention it's durability in its class. It formally outsmarts its Honda, Nissan and Toyota counterparts.

It has a slightly higher price though. And cars like this in the Philippines are a bit rare. You would have to pay higher for it's duties and taxes. It's parts are a bit rare too.

I would love to own one someday. And with my status right now, It seems a bit impossible. But who knows.

I am now in a deep day dreaming trance. Need more customers to wake me up.

Badly Beaten

Problems are like surfing waves. It never stops on coming and the deadlier part is not what you see in the surface but what's underneath."

It's class time. And once again the streets are flooding with people. Flooding with prospective customers. There's a simple catch though, why am I still not inching forward. It's been almost a week now. And still my sales do not even measure half of my sales last year. My competitor isn't faring much better either. Maybe because of a new school policy. The students cannot have much time to take a break and go to my establishment.

I maybe paranoid. It's been only a week. Sales will soon push up. But the sad thing is while I am still waiting for my market to pick up, everyone near me pulls me down.

  1. The loan shark gets double the money compared to vacation time. Thank God there's only a week remaining debt on him.
  2. My landlord requires me to pay a hundred up to three a day. (Not even letting me stabilize my condition before filling up their pockets.) (They must be thinking that: It's class time, and I would have enormous sales so go get lucky)
  3. The drought time last vacation depleted my inventory. Now I am grasping for money to fill my budget on material expenses. Thank God my suppliers sometimes lets me give a couple of hundreds raincheck once in a while. ( still not enough)
  4. My son is now with me because I transferred him here. Not expecting this monetary trials, now I am always getting a problem where to get funds to feed him. ( I was used to eat late, or not at all to save cash)
  5. My time in the shop was shortened. Because I have to close shop at lunchtime and at the afternoon to wait for my son on the school gates. (good timing: that's when most of my customers arrive)
  6. The stupid installment I got that I am now very regretful of: At first I pay only once a month (which was pre-agreed). Now they tell me that I need to pay every 2 weeks. ( I could not make any logical explanation on it)
  7. I am already two months due to my bank loans. They are already harassing me and my wife.
  8. My very much overdue loan grants to my friends are not paying back. (huhuhuuuu)

I am now at the end of my patience. If not for my son and wife I would had made a killing spree here because of too much going on my head. Too much problems. God help me. I have pleaded so many times already I could not help but complain. I think two more months like this and I would snap.

"I may be badly beaten, but I am not broken."


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Just Killing Time

Funny there are still no customers this early. And the 5-6 guy is about to come. Haaay. just killing my time here. Hope to kill my poverty too.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Extreme Weathering

"Like simple drops of water can weather a mountain. With steady steps no matter how small, can accomplish the impossible."

It's been weeks or months of extreme sacrifice just to maintain living on this earth. Hard work, determination and fervent hope for a brighter tomorrow pushes me on. Weathering my way in this money bound society.

It's been so long since I have last visited my blog, that I cannot remember when. I was so busy the last weeks I have no time for some leisure writing. I managed moving to a new apartment, which by the way cannot be accomplished by someone else. I Managed the transfer of school by my son.
I managed rearranging the shop with miraculously minimal resources. (Still looks dilapidated though)

time is really scarce for me. I don't have time even to finish my post. Haaay, just post it anyway.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Follow The Seed

"Happiness held is the seed. Happiness shared is the flower."

I'm listening to Taylor Swift's "Love Story" right now. I can't help but fall in love with that voice. (not to mention the gorgeous face) But really, even though I never saw her face, I would still love that voice. I'm not a fan of country music, but that's voice is just something.

Glad to hear about people giving Joy to others in their own little way. Thru their songs, their blogs, their jokes, their funny videos. Kinda admit it, it makes me smile amidst my problems. Getting hooked on twitter. I love the way I get to see links to good reading stuff. Not to mention the boring ads. But it's ok. One thing I noticed is that almost "almost" twitterers are kind of well-off. They like to brag about their good lives, the vacation paradises they have been, the jetlag on their endless escapades, their new gadgets, their prominent schools and other bragging 101 blah blah blah. I thought we are in the financial crisis? Sometimes I feel out of place there. Is there a place on the net just like twitter who's members can be just who they really are. I maybe just being paranoid, but there are really some people who can't help but brag of something they have (or just imagining it to feed their ego). Specially some of my own countrymen, they are so boastful they sound stupid. (Just envy I guess) Really, some place twitterlike but only good stuff would be nice.

I like some twitbuddies on the other hand. Mostly those who write not for commercial reasons but for personal ones. i love to read their opinions, their outlooks in life, their hearts talking to me. That's lame... but it's just me. Would love listening for hours on somebody elses problems, failures and hopes than see someone selling something. That's too bad, coz we all need money ye?

I hope I can find more people who would love to tell the world about their feelings. It makes me feel human. People sharing their lives in their own personal ways are awesome. They may not know it, but it still makes a difference.


The Seed

Someone sent me an email about an article. I have no knowledge of the original author of this one so Sorry if I didn't give credit to anyone. Just wanted to say that the story was great and touchy. Also gives emphasis on the true nature of man. Too bad. Still hope there are still remaining Jims from the story. If not the world may be on the verge of getting the same fate as Sodom and Gomorrah. Happy

The Seed

A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.

Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you.
"The young executives were Shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED.
I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you.
I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed.
Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.

Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew....
Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.
By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.
Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing... Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however... He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow.

A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.
Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot.
But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right.
He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes.
Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.

Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!"

All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front.
Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!"

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.

The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief Executive Officer! His name is Jim!"
Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed.

"How could he be the new CEO?" the others said.

Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed.... I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow.

All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you.
Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!"

* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust

* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends

* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness

* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment

* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective

* If you plant hard work, you will reap success

* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

* If you plant faith in God , you will reap a harvest

So, be careful what you plant now;
it will determine what you will reap later..

"Whatever You Give To Life, Life Gives You Back"

Media I found on funny (really funny, lol)