Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It's another Tuesday (Isabela trip)

I will not talk about the finals since it's too depressing to think about. Instead, I will talk about my trip to Isabela.

I had to go to North Luzon to present to the sales team. It just so happened that their monthly meeting was set in Isabela instead of Dagupan. Bummer.

I left Sunday 5pm and arrived there at 3am the next day. It was the loooongest drive ever. It was INSANE!!! It was a good thing I was with 2 other officemates who had to go to Isabela too. We just had a car hired. Driving to Isabela made me see the "work in progress" of DPWH.

The mountains in Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya had the most outrageous zigzag roads wherein half of the lane is being "fixed/constructed". I was told that it was forever being fixed... The whole year 'round.

At 12 midnight on the way to Isabela. We were stuck for roughly 45minutes in the mountains of Nueva Vizcaya. Since half of the lane was being used by the people coming down, we had to wait. I tell you, it was a pure waste of time. It was 45 minutes I can never get back again. We were already making fun and putting it at the TOP 10 ways you can waste your precious time.

Why am I saying this? If there are other roads being "fixed" for a large amount of time, it should be reported. I already told my Mom about it and I'm telling my Tito about this.

1. It's dangerous having half a lane in the mountains.
2. It wastes people's precious time
3. It's about darn time that we have excellent roads in the provinces.

Jeez luhweez... It was really a long drive :(

Going around the country will make you see a lot of things differently. It makes you want to do something good. There's still a LOT to be done.

I was in Cordon, Isabela and the greenery I saw the next day was lush and beautiful. Nature at its best! Believe me, I'm not much of a nature guy but seeing the green hills makes you appreciate our country more.

If I had the gift of time, I'd be exploring the country now and seeing the opportunities we have. I think there are so many things that are overlooked and they need to be addressed as soon as possible.

Anyway, I just wanted to share that. I hope the roads there get fixed NOW NA!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I always worry in do or die games...

I find myself not being able to eat now during lunch break... I'm worried about Game 7.

Tomorrow is a historic day for the NBA. My favorite Celtics are facing their most bitter rival... the Los Angeles Lakers.

LA has the advantage of home court and a starting center. Boston lost Kendrick Perkins due to a knee injury.

The odds are against my team and the articles are stressing me out.

This will be the last chance for Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett... I know that they have that sense of urgency. they know what's at stake. They've been in Game 7s before. I hope that they never give up. I hope they have the will and the heart of the champion.

Go Celtics!!! BEAT LA!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Calling out to the Youth... Any suggestions? :)

I got a lot of tweets about the FIFA World Cup and how young ones today want to develop Football here in the Philippines.

It gave me an idea on what else we can develop?

I'm writing this entry for open suggestions. I don't want to deal with the government or anything but what can we do to help our country?

What do you have in mind? This is not like a Dear Noynoy page by the way :) So please don't comment on my Tito asking him to get married or anything like that.

I'd like to get an idea on what youth-oriented programs do you want to see happening? Can we opt out basketball courts for this one? I'm thinking more of kids getting a pair of shoes or kids getting pencils and notebooks.

There was one idea that popped saying that maybe one of the government channels can turn into an educational channel for kids? Right? :)

What do you think? :)

How can we help? :)

Any suggestions? :) I'd appreciate it very much! It's something I can relay to my Mom and my Titas who will indirectly help Tito Noy.

Hoping for Banner 18...

Next to the Ateneo Blue Eagles, I'm a die-hard Boston Celtics fan!!! I know my alliance in colors change and all in the NBA but I've always been a Boston fan.

It's because my Mom lived in Boston together with my grandparents and her siblings. They were political refugees from 1980-1983. And it was the happiest years of their lives. She was the one who brainwashed me about the C's. She told me all about Larry Bird and the legendary Celtics of the 80's. I also find out how rich the heritage of the Celtics is. They have 17 titles and they didn't live in glamour like the ones out west... They were the hardworkers who were taught my Red Auerbach.

With Game 5 tomorrow at the "gah-den", I can't help but write about my team.

Above is the 2008 Championship shirt! We just had to get a piece of it! 2008 was such a happy year for us Boston fans! It's special to me because I watched the Playoffs together with my Lola. We were really happy about Banner 17. It was a remarkable year!

This is the 16-title shirt. If you can see the Celts won 8 straight titles. Yes, 8 STRAIGHT!!! From 1959-1966 they won! Then 68 and 69. Larry Bird had 3 which was 81, 84, and 86. I was already born 1986 so that was my first Boston Championship!

The last 2 shirts are very very old t-shirts as you can see... They're antique shirts from the 80's and I kept them :) So as you can see, I'm not part of the bandwagon when the new Big Three were born. I'm a legit Celts fan through and through! When my older cousins would ask who my team was, it was always the Celtics! Even during the dark ages... I stood with my team :)

I am really hoping and praying that KG, Ray-Ray, Rondo, and The Truth can get a hold of their 2nd ring! Banner 18 please!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The road ahead...

Before I blog about this entry, I just have to say that if a day starts bad, it'll be really bad... sigh... today was pretty hard again. I came home with no one home yet. I heated some left overs and I eat in front of the TV. Seconds after I turn the TV on, the signal goes away...

I opted in reading the newspaper instead. At least Tito Noy is finally proclaimed. :)

First and foremost, I would like to thank EVERYONE who helped in the campaign of Tito Noy. Especially to all the VOLUNTEERS!!! I need to send a special shout out to my Yo!Noy family! It was an honor to have worked with you guys! It doesn't end! Thank you to Migs and Nica of Analog Soul for supporting Yo!Noy. :)

I need to send a special message to the volunteers because they gave everything for the love of country and for change. No amount of thanks will be enough. Our family is indebted to your sacrifice.

Receiving a lot of congratulations on twitter and on the blog is just so overwhelming. Seriously, nakakataba ng puso ang supporta ninyo sa pamilya ko. I'm sorry I can't respond to all.

Much is expected from this new government. I have to admit that I know very little on how the government works. Sure I maybe more knowledgeable on certain things but I'm no expert. A lot of people will expect things to turn around right away. But I'd like to ask for your help in communicating something. A huge part of Tito Noy's campaign says that one man cannot do it alone. It was not about false promises or anything like that. "Kayo ang aking lakas". I believe we all have to remember this. As citizens, we are not here to just sit down and wait for change to happen. It also begins with us. We need to realize that we need to be THAT change. We need to be good citizens helping each other and praying for one another.

The first 100 days will be crucial. We need to help out the new government! What can we do? I suggest we can all start by being punctual. Let's be on time! Let's keep our promises. :) If we say we'll meet at 2:00pm, let's be there at 1:55 and not at 2:55. :)

I know this blog caters to the youth and to parents. To the youth, be good students, work and study hard. Respect your teachers, treasure your friends. To the parents, maybe we can tell the kids about what they don't know about history. We need to be reminded of the dark days of Martial Law in order to understand the present and to not take things for granted. For everyone, let's be God-fearing. Prayer power helps! We need to pray. Lola always stressed that and she was right!

I don't mean to preach but I just have to say that we need to do our part. If you believed in Tito Noy's campaign, then let's be that change for the betterment of our nation! :) I will be here with everyone else. You can count on me and my family to be good model citizens. :)

We're all in this together! Walang iwanan!

Laban na tapat, laban ng lahat.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The First Day High or First Day Blues

There are certain types of people when it's the first day of school. There are those who hate going to school, here are those who are indifferent, and there are those who are just psyched about the first day of school.

I was all of those as a student. Being young, around 7 or 8, you can't help but love the summer vacation. You transition from half-day to whole day so the adjustment can make or break it. Towards the pre-teen days, I was just meh... I wasn't sad and I wasn't all too happy.

But as soon as high school came, going to school wasn't all too bad. I was having fun! I was making myself busy and I was "growing up". You see, staying in an all-boys school can turn you into one torpe young man. I hate to admit it but yeah, for a time. I wasn't really good at talking to girls... How do you overcome it? You just need that dose of confidence!

College was a different story. I kept looking forward to the first day of school. Whether it be during the summer school, the start of a new sem or the start of a whole new school year. My dad says that I'm a rare breed. I was a guy who loved going to school. I guess I was blessed to have an excellent set of friends and I liked the people around me. I liked meeting new people too!

There are some people who think different of me because of my family background. They feel intimidated. But all of them thought wrong. I'm really easy to get along with. :) I smile a lot and I'm very approachable. My friends can confirm that.

So if you're the type of person  who hates going to school, fret not. Things will be better. You only get the first day of school in school! After that, work is different. It's not the same anymore. Sure you meet new people but not as much as the people in school.

I envy the students, they have so much more to experience and discover!

To the ones entering college, get ready for the best years of your life! You have to work hard and study hard though. Believe me, maintaining good grades and having fun at the same time is the best!

Happy new school year to the students! To the working people, all we can do is look back at the happy memories and pass on our knowledge to the next generation...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mental Block...

I'm drained. I feel like the life of me got sucked away. I worked this weekend because of a major presentation tomorrow. It's the reality of corporate life. Don't get me wrong, I work in a great company. I'm happy with the people around me. There are just "special" days wherein you have to sacrifice for the greater good of the business.

Here I am trying to write about something cool or awesome but I just can't think of anything...

Care to help me out? :) I'll be happy with your suggestions. Send in a tweet or a comment. A tweet will be better though since I check it almost all the time. :)