Saturday, July 30, 2005

On a good note!

Good Morning Everyone!

What a week... Full of ups and downs. I never felt that low in my life. It seems that every day something goes wrong within the workplace. And it also seems that I have been taking most of the flak with it. It made me re-assess my worth. I thought: "Am I really fit to be here? It looks like that everything I do seems to go wrong.".

Actually yesterday I felt that I was about to go to a major scrubdown but to my surprise everything went really well. Maybe I have been too hard on myself that I do blame myself every time. I guess this is just part of "growing pains" when you are in a new work environment. A guess in a few more weeks I would be truly settled here.

I guess things will get better from now on...

Food that Gets You in the Mood!

I was walking around the malls when I came across The Body Shop, and bought something there. It was about that time that a thought came to me. Well not as something to beautify your skin and hair, but about food. I suddenly remembered an article about this and I want to share it with you.

In ancient times, nutrition was a big concern. Poor nutrition affected both libido and fertility rates, and aphrodisiacs were sought out to not only remedy sexual anxiety or inadequate performance, but to increase fertility.

Foods that, by their nature, represented seed or semen, such as bulbs and eggs, were considered inherently to have sexual powers. Other types of foods were considered stimulating because of their physical resemblance to genitalia. In fact, aphrodisiac foods have been documented as early as the first century A.D. by the ancient Greeks.

The Aztecs and Mayans were the first to recognize the potency of chocolate, celebrating the harvest of the cacao bean with festivals of wild orgies. The Aztec ruler, Montezuma, reportedly drank 50 cups of chocolate each day to better serve his harem of 600 women (not all at once, I assume). You know what's tastiest under a drizzle of warm chocolate sauce? Skin. 

The ancient "Law of Similarities" said that if one thing looks like another, it will improve what it resembles. As a phallic symbol, asparagus proves size doesn't matter! See if your lover can control himself when you lick Hollandaise sauce off individual spears and then nibble them one at a time.   

Marc Anthony wooed one of the most captivating women in the world with grapes (no, not J-Lo -- Cleopatra!), peeling each one and feeding her the individual juicy orbs. If you want to serve your lover grapes, lie down and place them one at a time in your navel.

Pine Nuts
These delicate, buttery nuts have been known to stimulate the libido since the second century. We now know they contain lots of zinc, a key mineral in the production of testosterone. You can bake them in cookies, or use them to make pesto. Or simply sprinkle a trail of pine nuts on your lover's body, and nibble your way home.

From the Kama Sutra to the Bible, honey has been connected with love, sex and sensuality. Ancient Egyptian remedies for sterility and impotence were based on honey. And of course the "honeymoon" is based on a Medieval tradition of newlyweds going into seclusion and drinking mead, a fermented drink made from honey until the first new moon of their marriage. Lipstick is icky but honey is yummy. Smear your lips with honey and give your lover a luscious kiss.

The scent and flavor of vanilla is believed to increase lust. According to the myths of the ancient Mexican Totanac culture, Xanat, the young daughter of the Mexican fertility goddess, loved a Totonac youth. Unable to marry him due to her divine nature, she transformed herself into a plant that would provide pleasure and happiness forevermore. You'll find lots of pleasure in a small carton of vanilla ice cream. Drop cool spoonfuls on warm skin, and lick the drips as it melts.

Alcoholic beverages have served throughout history as a basis for most love potions, masking the foul tastes of bizarre ingredients. Of course now we know a glass of wine, or a smooth cocktail relaxes us, lowers inhibitions and stimulates our senses. Try a Margarita you'll never forget. Sprinkle some salt on your lover's neck, and have him hold a wedge of lime in his teeth. Lick the salt from his neck, drink a shot of very smooth tequila and have him squeeze the lime in your mouth. Oh-lay.

These seductive mollusks have been documented as an aphrodisiac for two thousand years. Glistening on the half-shell, with delicate petals of tender meat, is it any wonder they look sensually familiar? They also happen to be loaded with zinc, a key ingredient to testosterone production. In any case ladies, if your lover loves oysters, you're in luck! Tuck a pearl in your oyster, and let him go diving.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Every Little Thing...

Now here is a song I haven't heard in a while. It kinda brings back memories (heh heh). In the last year how many times I have heard this. I missed hearing it. It is a song first sang by the Police, in their album "Ghost in the Machine" (I even bought this CD when I was in Japan). It was also revived into an acoustic version, by our very own local band M.Y.M.P (Make Your Momma Proud). Well truly, "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic".

Though I've tried before to tell her
Of the feelings I have for her in my heart
Every time that I come near her
I just lose my nerve
As I've done from the start

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she does just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

Do I have to tell the story
Of a thousand rainy days since we first met
It's a big enough umbrella
But it's always me that ends up getting wet

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she does just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

I resolve to call her up a thousand times a day
And ask her if she'll marry me in some old fashioned way
But my silent fears have gripped me
Long before I reach the phone
Long before my tongue has tripped me
Must I always be alone?

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she does just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

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Monday, July 18, 2005

Sea of Void...

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Floating, in a sea of blackness
My soul reduced to nothingness
As I stare off in the distant sky
Wishing that I could really fly

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Drained, as a glass overturned
The essence of my being totally burned
Falling into a bottomless hole
In despair that I'll never be whole

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Frozen, like an artic storm
Feeling pain like I'm being torn
Chilled to the bone I am feeling cold
I feel so alone with no one to hold

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Empty, I am nothing but a shell
I feel moving closer to death's knell
I leave this world of loneliness
As I shimmer into a sea of nothingness

Just felt empty today... I dunno. Something has changed. Incomplete? Lonely? Maybe? I just feel a big black void (redundant, isn't it) within me. Or maybe I should put return values in the functions that I make instead of declaring them void (hehe). Seriously, I am empty. Like everything has been drained out of me. Oh well I just have to wait and see. And live by the adage, "Hope for the best and expect the worst". I'll just move along where life takes me.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Silver Lining

Every Cloud has its silver lining, I have mine (I hope)

Just seeing her comely face
Ever the depths of her soul I see
Never I have seen such loveliness
Nor I have ever seen such grace
I was blessed to meet one such as she
Forever I will keep in my heart
Every waking moment spent with her
Remembering her image burned in my mind

I have mistaken her for a divine being
Living among us, an angel from heaven
Life in her presence makes it sweeter
Up in the clouds I feel my heart soar
She is beautiful both inside and out
Tough and strong, yet gentle and sweet
Right in the midst of mortals like me
Every woman's inspiration and every man's dream

Ten Interpretations to a Happier Life

Stress affects all of us and can show its manifestations in various
forms. We cannot avoid it altogether, but what we can do is follow some of
these hints to reduce stress from our lives. Here is a list of ten
quotations and how we can interpret these to experience a happier and
stress free tomorrow.

1) Cry a river; build a bridge; get over it.

Let go of past failures, sadness and people whom we remember but who no longer care for us. This sounds so easy but its easier said than done. We all have gone through our share of heartaches and sadness. But when we constantly remember the pain and suffering we had endured, we are allowing that sadness to gain an upper hand over us. What we must realize is that what has happened has happened. Its over and done with. People change and times change. Moving on in life is very difficult but its the first constructive step to a better you.

2) Everything happens in its own time.

There are things that we do and expect to be rewarded for which does not happen. In offices, there might be a promotion that we might have wanted, a high score on a test, or a job offer that we were sure that was to be given to us that never worked out. At such times we lose perspective and blame our luck and become despondent. We need to realize that there is a time for everything that happens in our lives. And when the appropriate time comes, things will start working the way they were supposed to work.

3) You are the only person who can make yourself happy.

Think of "your" happiness, too, and be kind to yourself. In life, all of us have goals and ambitions. But in the pursuit of those goals, we lose sight of the bigger picture that we are doing these things to make ourselves happy. This is seen especially in the case of mothers who are doing so many things for their kids and family that they don't remember when the last time was that they did something for their own happiness.

It happens to all of us. Be gentler with yourself. Make yourself happy, and that can be done in so many ways. Treat yourself to some ice cream, buy a book that you were dying to read, spend a day lolling in the bed doing nothing. We deserve it and so do our bodies.

4) Laughter is the best tranquilizer with no side effects.

Laugh each and every day of your life. Humorous situations happen to us every single day. Whether you choose to enjoy the moment or not is your decision. There are so many excuses in our day-to-day life to have a good laugh. All we need to do is just look at the lighter side of life and enjoy the moment. When you laugh, don't think whether people are watching you or how much you laugh. It's their problem that they cannot find the humor in the situation that you have found.

5) Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

As we make our journey through life, we have so many things to savor and experience. There is no such thing as instant happiness or happiness that can be found somewhere. Live your life each day, the same way you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.

6) Do today what others won't so you can live tomorrow like others can't?

So many times we are faced with duties and work that we are not happy doing or performing. In those times, instead of hating or shirking from that work, we can try and make use of the thought that somehow, whatever we are doing will prove beneficial to us one day or another. Maybe the results won't be seen tomorrow, but surely we will benefit because we did something that no one was willing to do. An example would be the people who started companies which are million dollar establishments today. They dared to venture and put their money in something that their colleagues would not have been willing to do, and today their work is paying off rich dividends.

7) It is never too late to be what you might have become.

There are several factors that cause us to end up doing the work we do. Many of us, at some point of time, would have definitely wanted to make a career change and thought that it's too late to do it. But the truth is it's never too late. You can start doing whatever we want to do because it's your life and your decisions. Think of the people who attend college in their late 60's and 70's because they always wanted to do it. Such people are the ones who truly believe in this adage.

8) Treasure the love you receive; it will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.

We always seem to cherish our material possessions more than we should. But life can take a lot more from us. Today we might have good health, family love and a good home to go back to. What we forget is that there are so many calamities that can take away all our comforts, but love is something that can never be taken away. We need to be more demonstrative of our love towards others and treat our loved ones with more kindness and affection.

9) The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

Any huge task that needs to be done seems very daunting at first. But if we analyze the task carefully, and do it step-by-step, we will find that things get resolved very quickly and easily. But we need to be bold enough to take the first small step. Once that is done, we just need to proceed with additional small steps towards our goal.

10) Always have something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

These three things are what will keep the flame burning within all of us. Something to do will keep us busy, something to love will keep us motivated and something to hope for will take us faster towards our goal.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

My Skills (*ehem*)

Had nothing to do in the office after finishing a ton of work in the morning. Just decided to loosen up a bit and do some nonsense (haha!)

What Is Your Best Sexual Skill?
Flirting Skill Level - 25%
Kissing Skill Level - 84%
Cudding Skill Level - 51%
Sex Skill Level - 99%
Why They Love You You keep going and going and going...
Why They Hate You You talk too much.
This fun quiz by lady_wintermoon - Taken 2969649 Times.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

You on my Mind!

I'm having another last song syndrome again. This time it's a song from SOS (Swing Out Sister), entitled "You on my Mind". I have been singing this song over and over as I have been modifying my code and making stored procedures. Jeez... even now I'm humming it again and again...

Friends say I'll get over you soon
Thoughts of you come back to fill me with gloom
Time forgets but I'm not over you yet
There's no sense of asking why
Until the tears run dry

There's no one but you on my mind
Serching for a perfect ending that we'll never find
If we could make it work this time

Years have flown by since you've been gone
This broken heart of mine's been waiting too long
All alone wihout you I can't carry on
There's no sense of asking why
Until I'm there by your side

There's no one but you on my mind
Searching for a perfect ending that we'll never find
If we could make it work this time

We could plant tomorrows
Dreams now together
In a garden to last forever more
All the flowers would grow
From the seeds we'd sow...

There's no one but you on my mind
Searching for a perfect ending that we'll never find
If we could make it work this time

There's no sense of asking why
Until the tears run dry
I could be there by your side
If you would only change your mind
If we could make it work this time.

Friday, July 08, 2005

50 Things About Me! (Part II)

More tidbits about myself. Which means, more stuff to laugh about (Part II). To read the first part, click here

26. I can't blow a balloon from a bubblegum (how pathetic).

27. I'm obsessed with completing my phonebook with all details, including Surname, E-mail Addresses, Thumbnail Images, and Birthdays.

28. My favorite snack is Granny Goose Tortillos (dipped in spaghetti meat sauce).

29. I had Ernie and Bert (of Sesame Street) Stuffed Toys when I was a kid.

30. I played Benjamin in our School Musical play, Cam Floria's (Joseph) "The Dreamer". I won artist of the year in school because of this.

31. I'm a survivor. I once lost my financial stability, my self-esteem and my dignity due to some stupidity and a gold digging ex-girlfriend. Yet I'm still here, and better than ever.

32. I'm very good at C programming; whether it be C, C++ or C#.

33. My favorite color is BLUE.

34. I was an OPM band die hard during the 90's. I used to listen to the music of Eraserheads, Rivermaya (bamboo era), Parokya ni Edgar, Yano, Afterimage... and so on and so forth.

35. I don't detest eating liver, but I'm not too thrilled about eating it as well.

36. I love writing poems, check my other blog: Sleepless in Makati.

37. My mobile phone is a Nokia 6230. I plan to upgrade to a newer phone though.

38. I have been to Palawan numerous times, but for some reason, any attempt I made to go to Boracay goes awry (that really sucks!). But Hey! Club Noah is the Best!

39. At my age, I still use Johnson's baby powder after each bath. Laugh all you want but that is who I am.

40. My all time favorite song: "Till they take my heart away", by Clair Marlo.

41. My all time favorite movie: "The Cutting Edge". (I'm sappy, so sue me!)

42. I own a Voltes V toy (now mangled due to wear and tear). I had it when I was only 5 years old. Not many have this.

43. My greatest attempt at having a political career was winning a position in the student council (1995). Politics is really dirty, on every level.

44. My favorite numbers are 4 (I won most contests being the 4th contestant), 12 (I was an Yves Dignadice fan so I used it when playing with my officemates) and 67 (This number is creppy for me. My employee number during my first job is APTi-0067. My local number here was 6067. When I was undergoing AOTS training in Japan, my number is 9716067. And now here at my new job, my Associate number is S1767. Hmmmmm, Lucky I guess, but there is no 67 in Lotto!).

45. I love olives, whether it be black or green. Love to eat it when serving caldereta or callos.

46. In my life as a student, I got 11 medals (7 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze), 2 trophies (1st & 3rd place), and 16 certificates.

47. My YM id is silverknightonin.

48. I am a member of three Gimik Forums: Gimik Natin, Inc., Manila Tonight.Com, and HoOkUp.PH. I use the same handle: Sir Galahad®.

49. I am friends with the very bubbly model of the PLDT 10 peso/call ads, Ms. Jennifer Illustre.

50. When I fall in love, I get blind-sided with what goes around me... Simply put, she becomes my world.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Silky Smooth

From Left to Right: Coline, Yasmin, Me, James and Mae

I met this band around June of last year, got introduced to them by a common friend Jennifer Illustre (Vanilla Girl and PLDT Spokeperson/Model), she being a former member of the band. We were at Friends El Pueblo that time and it was really jampacked. It was ladies night that time and there were a lot of women around (ha! ha!). We were presented with three ladies: Kat (who was standing in for the sick Caroline), Mae and Yasmin; who were performing their hearts out to the delight of the crowd. Once again, I was yanked into the stage to sing along with them. It was a wednesday so there was work tomorrow. But nevertheless, we went home at two in the morning.

We got a taste of the full ensemble when we watched them at Chef & Brewers in Ortigas. And hey, most of the group got so addicted that we were watching them week after week after week. Hell, I was partying everyday during that period.

So what is Silk. Silk is one of the leading cover bands in the Philippines today. They perform songs from different groups like Swing Out Sister, Everything but the girl, The Corrs and a whole lot more. They seem to be Eighty-ish. But who am I to complain, I grew up with those songs.

The silk frontline is now composed of Caroline, Mae and AJ, since Yasmin quit the band for a higher calling (marriage?). They are still at it and you can watch them in different bars around.

More Power

Monday, July 04, 2005

This is for you...


Whenever you're feeling blue,
And there's nothing else to do
No need to stop and stare
You know I'll always be there

Whenever you're feeling down
Your face marred with a frown
A silly verse I will sing
Maybe a smile to you I bring

Whenever you need to rant
Those things you never want
I'll lend a sympathetic ear
All your problems I will hear

Whenever you're feeling cold
Neither cloth nor blanket to hold
Let you stay within these arms
To keep you safe from harm

Whenever you are feeling happy
Feeling giddy, or even sappy
The best smile, to you I show
"I'm happy too", to let you know

Whenever you want to rage
Like a monster out of its cage
You can come to me and vent
Until you are all tired and spent

Whenever you are in doubt
Not sure to utter from your mouth
I could help with sound advice
To sieve the truth from the lies

Whenever you are in tears
Your face showing all your fears
You have my shoulder to cry on
To show you, "You are not alone"

Whenever your heart needs a home
You'll never ever be alone
No matter what the gods may say
Beside you, I'll always stay

"This poem is dedicated to the person closesto my heart right now. I just want you to know, no matter what you say or argue about it... You were never alone, never still and never will be!"

Sunday, July 03, 2005


I am writing about this because someone close to me has lost something so valuable. It is not about the price of the object in question, but about the contents of it. Sometimes we put a lot of effort in some thing, but a loss of that means that everything we put into that has gone to waste. I remember tireless downloading a multitude of stuff on my pc and then losing ALL of it when my hard disk crashed. All I could do was shake my head... SAYANG!

I lost a lot in my life, I even reached the lowest point in my life because of that loss. I invested and put my heart into something that had suddenly just disappeared. It was really heartbreaking. I even remembered the date: May 6, 2003. I have lost a lot, my financial stability, my dignity, friendships with other people, and my self-esteem. All that I got in exchange for...
NOTHING! This loss set a big blow to my life which made me think if it is still worth living.

It's been over two years. And it looks like I'm back to normal again. That loss has taught me a lot of lessons: Know what is and isn't for keeps; and do everything possible not to lose anything that is worth keeping. And with that loss, I found out that I have much more to gain in this world... much much

"You are for keeps, you know!"

"Sometimes, when you lose something, it means that there something better that you would get in return."

Makati City on a Sunday

I have been a Makati City resident since I was brought into this world. I saw the changes that happened as I grew up here. I remember the QUAD Theathers, SM Makati, the old Food court, and Greenbelt. Now there is Glorietta (in place of Quad), SM Makati has grown twice in size, there are food courts in every mall, and Greenbelt has now 2 & 3. A lot has changed, but somehow they are still the same.

I also work in Makati. My office is at PBCom Tower along Ayala Avenue. And during work days, I see the hustle and bustle of the people as they go to and fro doing about their business. To a person who is new here it is kind of overwhelming. Me? Well I kind of enjoyed watching the busy people. It somehow makes makes the city feel alive.

You should also see the business and entertainment district during the evening. You see people winding down and relaxing as they gather in coffee shops, restaurants and bars. Sometimes it looks more alive at night.

I just came back from the malls this noon... This is the time where the City isn't that much active, and just crusing home I seemed to have noticed the beauty of the City. The buildings, the trees and the road. They somehow look ordered, neat and clean. I was awed what was around. Somehow, this is comparable to the cities I were in when I was abroad.

Makati City

I love this City and I'm really proud of it!

Friday, July 01, 2005

How can I?

I'm having a last song syndrome again. I got hold of an old song, "How can I?". I think most of you knew that this was sang by Lea Salonga during the 90's, but actually was part of Martin Nievera's album "The Best Gift". I'm posting the lyrics here for your enjoyment, and maybe if you remember the tune, sing along with it.

Martin Nievera
(Ryan Cayabyab)

How can things go wrong
When you're here with me
All of time and space would stop
They'd stop for you and me

How can we go wrong
We're like words within a song
Perfect rhyme and perfect time
And perfect harmony

Now our words have lost their way
And all they seem to say
You don't intend to stay with me
Tell me why
When we have come this far
We're happy as we are
But now

How can I feel right
When you're not by my side
Strange that I'm here all alone
As I recall the happy times
The happy songs, the perfect rhymes
How can I go on
How can I move on
How can I, how can I
Without you

Now our words have lost their way
And all they seem to say
You don't intend to stay with me
Tell me why
When we have come this far
We're happy as we are
But now, now

How can I feel right
When you're not by my side
Strange that I'm here all alone
As I recall the happy times
The happy songs, the perfect rhymes
How can I go on
How can I move on
How can I, how can I, how can I