Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bloggers New Social Climbers?

I wish not to offend anyone with this post. This is just an honest opinion.

Are (mainstream) bloggers the new social climbers? They pretty much like sprouted out of nowhere. Going into different events here and there. They certainly don't look like celebrities or models. They're just there. They pester you with event invitations and announce to you and the rest of the world that they just finished watching the premiere showing of the newest sci-fi blockbuster. What the heck? I don't really give a D but well, I guess that's what you get when you are caught in the middle of the social networking world.

But really, going back into my topic, are (mainstream) bloggers the new social climbers? Is it the new instant access into fame? Is it the newest way for high school losers to make it big?

I'm pretty mean huh? I'm sorry. Was just sharing an opinion.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 by Jerick · 8

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mother Pac(man)er

Lahat tayo ay may Aling Dionisia sa buhay. Ikaw, sino ang Aling Dionisia ng buhay mo?

That was the question I asked on my Facebook page a few minutes ago. The first paragraph declares that all of us have our own versions of Aling Dionisia, the now-famous mother of Manny Pacquiao. If Barack Obama got Marian Robinson, Manny Pacquiao got his as well.

I used to loathe the Mother Pac(man)er a lot. Her most fervent of prayers to the saints got me off for the past several years but it seems it has been only this year that the Mother Pac(man)er has blossomed into some lovable mother of all, thanks mainly to her 60th year debutante's party. It's better late than never.

I find her really endearing. In fact, she reminds me of some mothers who are quite like her: feisty, talkative, Visayan, and most of all, got sons who would instantly curl up when hearing their mom's voices.

Ikaw, don't you just love Aling Dionisia?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 by Jerick · 10

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Very Graphic

Too graphic I know. Sorry for eliciting pukes and disgust from you but I just wanted to share that in not-too-far Bangladesh, an ethnic war has also taken place for decades now. Here in the Philippine south, it is the Christian government against the Muslim separatists, in Southern Thailand, Buddhists against the Muslims, in almost everywhere here in Asia, ethnic/religious wars are not uncommon.

Pretty stupid thought huh?

In Bangladesh though, a good twenty million Hindus have been missing for the past 50 years. They could altogether been dead or burned or brtually shot like that elderly Hindu above.

I remember Marvin Gaye's words from his immortal classic "What's Going On". War is not the answer, only love can conquer hate.

For the full article regarding the Bangladeshi war, click here.

Saturday, July 18, 2009 by Jerick · 2

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

5:07:15 pm

September 18, 2008. 5:07 pm - Serial killer William Jennings Choyce was sentenced to death for three murders.

June 30, 2009. 5:07 pm - Actor Ashton Kutcher twitted that he was just "driving through his sweet neighborhood."

July 14, 2009. 5:07 pm - Intel shares soar as company shows signs of recovery from the economic meltdown.
- Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor firmly denied racial bias at her Senate confirmation hearing and said an oft-criticized remark about her Hispanic heritage affecting judicial decisions was a rhetorical device gone awry.

July 15, 2009. 5:07:15 pm - The last time I logged out of the company php time clock.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 by Jerick · 3

End Road

The least that I could do right now is to be grateful.
Today is my last day at work. I was caught off-guard last Monday with that kind of news but really, what better way for me to react than to accept that fact and move forward?

I am brimming with options right now and I hope two of them would be potential gold mines.

Please pray for me.

by Jerick · 6

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Retrenchment 101

"Hanggang July 30 na lang kayo"
-from my operations head referring to 5 of us from our eight-man advertising team.

i kinda knew it would happen. refer to it as my ever-reliable instincts. what's the best way to react to it? play it cool like what i did over some sizzling sisig and buffalo wings? puff it out on marlboro sticks and vent out your nervousness on various deep puffs? cry and tell everybody you will miss them? or ask about your separation pay kinda like what i did as well?

its kinda hard to deal with it especially when it came in out of nowhere. i knew our company was into some rough times, but never did i guess that we would all (well, almost) get cut. i just had the feeling that i would be chopped off just right before we got into that restaurant here in pasig city. somehow, i got to prepare myself on what to expect. my lovable boss was surpisingly silent and nervous. the first word he uttered was when he gulped a quarter-bottle of san mig light. i knew it was coming. i will be cut off and i should be cool about that.

so tonight, i just applied over at at least 10 companies via jobstreet, texted my dad, spoke with my friends and made plans for the next 20 days. tomorrow (saturday), i will be able to make plans clearer.

So help me God.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 by Jerick · 11

Friday, July 10, 2009

Philippines' Biggest

The Comfort Rooms would like to honor the winners of the very first Philippines' Biggest awards. This is an awards ceremony that will be held yearly here on The Comfort Rooms. No prize money nor trophies will be handed out. What we give is the pride and distinction that the winner will be receiving upon winning an award here.

For this year's set of winners, refer to the list below.

Biggest Forehead
Boy Abunda

Biggest Nose
Mike Enriquez

Biggest Moustache
Lito Lapid / Manny Pacquiao

Biggest Cheeks
Mikey Arroyo

Biggest Lips
Pops Fernandez

Biggest Dimples
Cristine Reyes

Biggest Single Chin
Aiai Delas Alas

Biggest Double Chin
Nadia Montenegro / Sharon Cuneta

Biggest JawLine
KC Concepcion

Biggest Chest
Keanna Reeves

Biggest Revelation
Aling Dionesia / Hayden Kho

Biggest Conyo Accent
Jericho Rosales

Biggest Kanto Accent
Robin Padilla / Marian Rivera

Biggest Metrosexual
Tim Yap / Raymond Gutierrez

Biggest Sex Kitten
Madam Auring

I hope you agree with this year's choices.If you have other suggestions, please do tell me!

Friday, July 10, 2009 by Jerick · 6

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Michael Jackson's Last Poem

Children of the world, we'll do it
We'll meet on endless shores
Making sandcastles and floating our boats
While people fight and defend their point of view
Forever putting on masks that are new
We'll swing the tide of time and do it.

Children of the world, we'll do it
With song and dance and innocent bliss
And the soft caress of a loving kiss
We'll do it.

While traders trade and haggle their price
And politicians try so hard to be nice
We'll meet on endless shores and floating our boats
We'll do it.

While lawyers argue and doctors treat
Stockbrokers quote the price on meat
While preachers preach and ring the bell
Carpetbaggers with something to sell
We'll sing and dance in innocent bliss
With the soft caress of a loving kiss
We'll do it.
Meeting on endless shores
Making sandcastles and floating our boats
We'll do it.

We'll ride the rainbow, a cloud, a storm
Flying in the wind, we'll change our form
We'll reach the stars, embrace the moon
We'll break the barrier and be there soon

While architects plan their buildings high
And trade unions raise their hue and cry
While boardroom squabbles generate heat
And in secret places dealers meet

We'll sing and dance in innocent bliss
And the soft caress of a loving kiss
We'll do it.

While philosophers grapple and continue to tackle
Endless dilemmas of body and mind
Physicists wander, continue to ponder
Perennial questions of space and time
Archeologists survey, continue to dig
Bygone treasures small and big

Psychologists probe, analyze the tears
Of hysterical notions, phobias, fears

While priests take confessions
In a serious session
And people struggle
In the hustle and bustle
In the noise and din
On the meaning of sin
We'll touch the stars, embrace the moon
Break the barrier, arrive there soon
Ride the rainbow, the cloud, the storm
Flying in the wind, changing our form

Children of the world, we'll do it
With song and dance and innocent bliss
The soft caress of a loving kiss
We'll do it.

click here for the source.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 by Jerick · 0

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kobe In Manila III

He's coming over real soon. I hope I can go on leave on that date just to see him for the first time. I hope they won't hold it on faraway Makati or The Fort or MoA.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 by Jerick · 4

Let's Pray for St. Perez Hilton

All you haters. St. Hilton is not a drama queen and he does tell the truth. All hail to him.

For the source of the news, click here. And for the video, click here.

by Jerick · 2

Monday, July 6, 2009

Things That I Would Love To Hate

any questions?

Monday, July 6, 2009 by Jerick · 5

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Son Of A Beach

Who says dogs can't beach out?
Photo taken from here.

Sunday, July 5, 2009 by Jerick · 3

May 2010 Election Votes Preview

Manny Villar

Bayani Fernando

Richard Gordon
Ace Durano
Adel Tamano
Miriam Defensor-Santiago
Grace Padaca
Emong Panlilio
Gwen Garcia (?)

Mike Defensor
Gilbert Teodoro
Rudy Duterte (?)
Ralph Recto
Manny Pangilinan (?)

This is not final yet, of course. But I'm pretty sure on who to pick as my likely
future president of our beloved country.

Any reactions?

by Jerick · 0

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Blogging, like smorgasbord

No, the kid is not that Alaska Milk kid in the carton. I'm just confused. I don't know what to write about.

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Blame my tuning in to a lot of Wimbledon matches the past ten days. Cheering to the likes of Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Stan Wawrinka, Elena Dementieva, and Tommy Haas must be sucking some life out of me, I am not having the luxury of time to blog and blog hop and blog and blog hop some more.

There could be a lot of things that I could write about. However, I'm pretty much riveted with Elena Dementieva's grunts. Pretty hot actually.
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I feel quite bad for Farrah Fawcett. Her death has been pretty much unpublicized since a far bigger star has fled mortality as well moments after hers. Of course it was not anybody's fault. Though her would-have-been marriage will never transpire.
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I'm still very much in the lookout for ways to create some more dough. If you got suggestions or help of any kind, it will be very much welcome. I've applied as a blogger for an international television station, as a writer for a local men's magazine, an english language trainer for a local call center academy and to other local companies who's willing to hire writers for a non-full time employment basis. I love my current job, right? I just needed to find ways to make extra moolah.
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I guess I'm done now. I'm turning my pop culture blogazine into a personal blog, sans the hearts and rainbows and pink backgrounds and hifaluting words and freaky girly slideshows. Thanks for reading my smorgasbord.

Thursday, July 2, 2009 by Jerick · 4

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