Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My new Desk Organizer - KIT KAT BENCH!

I tweeted about this last night but I think I should put it on the blog!

Anyway, check out my new Desk Organizer :)

It's a KIT KAT Bench!

Pretty neat huh? :)

Available in select supermarkets! If you buy a KIT KAT 6-Pack, it comes with it! Php 100 only :) I got mine in Rustan's Supermarket. I was told they have in Landmark too!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bawal Umihi Dito

I had a discussion with Misha last week and we were talking about the Philippines being the only country telling it's people "You cannot pee here!" I think it's such a shame that we as a people need to be told that. (Well, the men at least)


It maybe funny at first but if you think harder, it's quite sad that it has to be written in walls that "Dude, this ain't a toilet, go find one!" Nakakahiya lang at nakakalungkot. People need to be educated about urinating properly. :( It shows that yes, we need to educate a lot of people about proper good hygiene, cleanliness, respect, and good manners.

Should we have a special class on proper hygiene and good manners for students? What do you think?

Not only that, do you know that habit of men pulling up their shirts right before their chest so they can expose their huge bellies? You know what I'm talking about. It sucks! And men not wearing shirts on the streets. Did you know that's illegal to do that in Marikina City? 

Anyway, I just wanted to voice that out. I think we should have a special class on manners... 

I'd appreciate your thoughts on this... Thanks!

(Photo courtesy of darkroomimage & Michael Johnson)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Holy Week

It's Holy Thursday now and we're getting ready for the next 3 days. For as long as I can remember, my family's been practicing the Visita Iglesia. We visit 7 churches and we pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys, and 7 Glory Bes in the 7 churches.

Good Friday, we do the Stations of the Cross and pray all the mysteries of the rosary. In addition, Good Friday is a day that we practice fasting and abstinence.

Black Saturday is attending the 3hour Easter Vigil at night.

Holy Week has been a time for prayer for my family. It's the short time of the year that I feel it's most solemn. I feel like it's that time of year wherein we pray a LOT in the family. I think it's good because you stay together while praying.

Sacrifice is the main word in my opinion. For the Catholics and Christians, we have to remember how Jesus did the ultimate sacrifice by dying for all of us. I think it's good that we all sacrifice something during this time of prayer and reflection...

Anyway, I just wanted to share that. I wish everyone a blessed Holy Week!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Awesome Concert by The Script!

Last night, I was fortunate enough to to watch The Script LIVE! Lesson learned, you have to buy tickets EARLY and save enough money. I had an amazing time at the concert! Worth every centavo!

They played their hits but I wanted them to play "Live like we're dying". But it's all good, they played "Deadman Walking"which is my favorite track on their latest album. So I'm a happy fan!

The man who can't be moved, If you ever come back, Nothing, I'm Yours, Breakeven, and For the first time were all played. All worth it!

What I look for in good concerts is performer-audience engagement. Thankfully, the 4 Irish men were cool with their Filipino fans. They had a blast with the Manila crowd :)

Hopefully, they'll come back soon...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Answers to Q&A Part 3!

I posted an entry called "Q&A Again" last Monday. Didn't tweet about it since I wanted regular readers to see for themselves :) Anyway, thanks to all who posted questions!!! :) I had fun answering them. No worries on the multiple questions! I had to skip some questions though. Sorry about that!

But anyway, click on the "READ MORE" link to see the Questions posted by the Tangled Web followers and my answers :D

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Harvey Tolibao sketches for a cause this Saturday!!!

My good friend and superstar artist Harvey Tolibao will be sketching for a cause this Saturday at the Summer Komikon!!! Drop by ok??? :) It goes to charity! :) Sketches in Comic Odyssey cost around 500 so benchmark lang :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Breakfast of Champions

What is the breakfast of champs? 

Is it a cereal brand with athletes on the packaging? 

Is it a glass of Raw Eggs that you gulp down in seconds like Rocky Balboa? 

Is it Champorado and Tuyo? 

Is it a bagel with cream cheese?

Is it a bowl of cereal?

Coffee and bread? 

It got me thinking that people have their own favorite breakfast dishes. Their favorite is thus, their own "Breakfast of Champions"

Me? I loooooove breakfast! I'll eat anything from Spam and Eggs with sinangag. Longganissa, Tocino, Tuyo, Galunggong (yes, Galunggong happens to be one of my favorite fishes so please don't judge me), cereal, donuts, bacon, pancakes, hashbrowns, Pop-Tarts, Milo, hotdog, Puto, kutchinta, bibingka, etc! Breakfast food frikkin rocks!

Perfect with a nice warm cup of coffee will get me going. I take it black and no sugar in the morning. 

But if I were to choose... I make mean Scrambled Eggs! What I do is after I beat the eggs and put it on the pan, I don't stop mixing it on the hot pan. Plus I don't cook it all the way. I like my scrambled eggs still wet. I hate it when it's dry. Oh, don't forget the ROCK salt. NOT iodized, Rock! Believe me, there's a difference.

What about you? What's your champion breakfast? 

Monday, April 11, 2011

See the Philippines! - BOHOL

Go see the Philippines!!! 

Last October, I went to Bohol and it was AMAZING! 

I've always wanted to see the Chocolate Hills and the clear beaches of Bohol. It did not disappoint! What I can tell you to do if you're in Bohol for vacation are 3 things. 

1. Go see the magnificent shores and just RELAX. Take a swim and just let go.

2. Have lunch in the river cruise. The food may not be the best, but the experience of riding a boat on a river and having lunch at the same time is pretty awesome. You have to try it when you're in Bohol!

3. Most importantly, YOU HAVE TO SEE THE CHOCOLATE HILLS! I tell you, they are just way too awesome for words. You get to see how God made the world so beautiful. You know those pictures of the hills you see in books, posters, and postcards? It looks like that but 1000x more awesome!!!

It was the most memorable trip of 2010 for me. It was just fun to be with friends and loved ones and seeing new things together. The Philippines has just so much to offer! We need to be good "ambassadors" of our own Tourist spots! If you're planning a trip this summer, I say avoid the crowded beaches and just relax in Bohol. It's peaceful and quiet plus you just get to rest, relax, and unwind...

Q&A Again!

I just got 617 followers now on The Tangled Web and I will not Tweet this post. This goes out to the loyal readers of the blog. :)

It's another Question and Answer! I haven't done this after a long time! This is the 3rd time I'm doing this. I know there's this thing called Formspring but I'll do it the old-fashioned way and just post on the blog. I wanna survey the people who read this. :) Plus I wanna interact with the readers!

I can't answer everything though... I'll screen them first of course. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to comment and give your inputs. They'd me much appreciated. :)

If you're a friend of mine, don't joke around anymore. You can text me anyway...

Questions until Friday, April 15, 2011 :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Artwork - Manix Abrera

A couple of months ago, I attended Manix Abrera's first ever art exhibit in Pablo Gallery in Cubao X. I found out that he was showcasing his art and I just had to go since I wanted to feature him in the Yahoo! Blog. Manix is the guy who does "Kikomachine" which can be seen in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He  also did a "silent" comic book / graphic novel called "12" which is really awesome by the way. 

Anyway, I go down to his exhibit and I see tons of people. I check out the art and find out that it's for sale! I couldn't believe it! Original Manix Abrera art was frikkin FOR SALE! 

A lot had been sold already and the colored / painted cover of Kikomachine Vol. 6 was in the center. It had been sold already. I go around the exhibit and see my favorite story from "12" called "Palaka" and there wasn't any mark that it had been sold. I ask the managers of Pablo and I was right! It wasn't sold yet! 

So I got it :)

I have to blog about it since I just got it yesterday. After the exhibit, you have to wait a while until the whole exhibit run ends. It's a treasure of mine! :) It's my favorite story from "12" and I just love Manix's work! If there's one thing I can pass on to you when you buy art, never ever, I mean NEVER EVER ask for a discount. That's the artist's work. It's just rude. You steal something inside from them that you can never give back. Makes sense? :) Plus c'mon! YOU are the only person in the world who has that. You get what you pay for so don't worry! 

It'll be a while until Manix has another exhibit... But be sure to check out his work. Kikomachine already has 6 volumes plus "12" just plain rocks!!! He might be at the Summer Komikon this weekend though :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Ice Cream! Ice Cream! We all scream for Ice Cream! I have to say that I'm not really a huge Ice Cream guy. I happen to prefer chocolate since I can take it at the same time with a cup of Coffee. KIT KAT dark and a black cup of Nescafe is the perfect combination for me. However, Gelato is a different case. I heard people talking about this good gelato in town, Gelatissimo! I went inside the cafe and I saw a MILKY BAR flavor! (Milky Bar is this awesome white chocolate! It's the bomb! Google it if you don't know!)

Without question, I ordered the Milky Bar flavor and it was DEE-LISH!!! Frikkin awesome Ice Cream from the folks of Gelatissimo! I visited Gelatissimo last week and unfortunately, they were out of Milky Bar... Dammit! Their menu changes so it's cool to visit the place from time to time. This one is when you need treats or you're craving for dessert in the Fort area. They have the classic Gelato flavors like hazelnut, pistachio, vanila, chocolate, and strawberry. I tested out the dark chocolate flavor and it was pretty awesome too. But I had my mind set on a special berry recipe since there wasn't any Milky Bar.

Gelatissimo is in Serendra near Sonja's cupcakes. But I think they also have a branch in Greenbelt 5. A scoop costs around a 100 bucks but it's worth every bite!!! Indulge guys!!! It's summer!!! For the guys, go bring your dates here. They'll love you for it! Believe me.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


It's what I don't know that makes me scared. That feeling of uncertainty and anxiety put together makes my stomach churn and gives me a heavy heart. 

If only we can find out soon that "everything will be ok"... But we can't can we? Would you be willing to see what will happen a year from now to check if "everything is ok"? 

Are you scared about the future? A lot has been on my mind lately and all I can do is pray... I guess I just need to have the faith that everything will be ok. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I've said it time and time again that 80's cartoons are the best! At the Wondercon last weekend, it was revealed that there will be a new THUNDERCATS Cartoon!

Now, to be quite honest, I'm a bit iffy about this reboot. Why? Not all reboots work and cater to the new generation. I mean, the Thundercats cartoon was one of the best in history. Lion-O, Cheetarah, Tygra, Panthro, Wilykit, Wilykat and Snarf were an awesome ensemble and Mumm-Ra was scary as hell.

You know a cartoon is good when others are copying you. Thundercats spawned "Silverhawks" and "Tigersharks"

The picture above is the reboot and will show on Cartoon Network. Now I saw the Wondercon footage already and the only part I don't like was the line "I only ask you fight like Cats!" WHUUUT? But other than that, Mumm-Ra looks the same. The team looks ok. The Sword of Omens looks super cool and the voice... "Thunder! Thunder! Thunder! Thundercats! HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" Geekgasm right there! It looks cool for now but I have to watch the cartoons!

Hopefully, the best cartoon of the 1980s will bring a new light for this new generation. I wish Cartoon Network Philippines brings it here ASAP.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Hundred Islands

The weather has become really really warm... Summer is here... 

As for the working person, there is no summer vacation. For the graduates, enjoy your LAST summer vacay. Cherish it!!!

Anyway, since the summer season is here. I was inspired by Team Manila's "Tara Na!" campaign. 

A few weeks ago, I was in Pangasinan. I went to see the HUNDRED ISLANDS.  I only saw pictures of it when I was studying the books on the Philippines back in grade school. How can there be a hundred islands in a place? I was asking myself then... 

But really, there were so many islands!!!

Only in the Philippines I tell you... The hundred islands is an excellent place to visit this summer.  Where else can you see that many islands in one place? Bring the whole barkada along while you're at it! It's about 4 hours away from Manila. It's not as far anymore thanks to SCTEX.

(From the highest peak of the hundred islands)

We were told by our guide that only 3 islands could be inhabitable by people. The biggest is the "governor's island" where they actually shot a few episodes of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition. (It was the Kim Chiu season) The others I believe were Marcos and Imelda island.

The exciting island is "Marcos Island" if I'm not mistaken. Mind you, I don't find it exciting because of the name but because of the cave that's situated in the island. There's a 15-foot drop to the ocean inside the cave. It's awesome!

The beaches are pretty awesome. The snorkeling part is also exciting because of the marine life. I was told that the place improved dramatically. The shores are much much cleaner than what they used to be.

Visit the Philippines if you can guys :) I actually believe that tourism will generate jobs! "Tara na! Biyahe tayo! Nang makatulong kahit paano sa pag-unlad ng kabuhayan ng ating mga kabayaan! Halika biyahe tayo! Nang ating makita ang ganda ng Pilipinas, ang galing ng Pilipino!" (I love that song)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The best damn fries in the metro!

I don't know why but I may have found the best damn fries in Metro Manila. Heck, maybe even the Philippines. For some strange reason, not all French Fries taste the same. If you go to the top fast food chains, they taste differently. Some are even different in color. In restaurants, they also taste different. Some add pepper to it... The premium ones even have truffle oil. But I'm not gonna tackle that.

The best damn French Fries in my honest to goodness opinion can be found in the basement of Power Plant Mall. It's in a place called Elbert's Cheesesteak. The balance of crunchiness and saltiness is just fantastic! It just tastes absolutely delicious! Together with the cheesesteak, CHAMPION!!! They serve it in a paper cone hot and freshly cooked. I feel like they use some type of special cooking oil! But believe me when I tell you na

At first I didn't want to blog about it because I want them all to myself! Kidding! The Fries in Elbert's have to be shared to the public!!!

I go there not for the cheesesteak, but for the frikkin French Fries!!! Try it! You won't regret it. If you've tried it, let me know what you think! I appreciate and welcome all comments in The Tangled Web!