Thursday, September 29, 2005

Gusto ko maging Santa Claus

nakakainggit si Santa... sana ako rin...

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

FUNNY: Mathematics of Life

Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy

Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.

A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next." They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

News Update: Debt cancellation that will make a difference!

This weekend, 184 world leaders stood up and signed on to the G8 plan for 100% debt cancellation for 38 of the world's poorest countries. At Washington meetings of the World Bank and IMF, top officials agreed to a plan for up to $55 billion in debt cancellation, funding that will get kids in school, build health clinics and put clean water into more communities. 18 countries will be the first to benefit, and others will also in the near future.

What is debt cancellation? It means releasing poor countries from crushing debts, left over in many cases from loans stolen by corrupt dictators and negligent donors. It means honest leaders in some of the world's poorest countries will no longer have to choose between taking care of their people or repaying impossible debts. It means giving people the fresh start they need to create real opportunity and change lives.

From meetings in church basements to the millions who took part in the Live 8 concerts, over 1.5 million of you joined people around the world to demand real action on debt cancellation. This weekend's historic agreement is what ONE is all about: you raised your voice as ONE, and decision makers answered your call and did more to save lives in the poorest countries.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Brain Patterns

Your Brain's Pattern

Your brain is always looking for the connections in life.
You always amaze your friends by figuring out things first.
You're also good at connecting people - and often play match maker.
You see the world in fluid, flexible terms. Nothing is black or white.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Monday, September 26, 2005

I've never read his works, yet I am one...

Which poem are you?

Sonnet 17 by Pablo Neruda

Aw, you're a romantic. You believe in true love and all that sort of stuff. How cute are you? To you, love is incredible and amazing.

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I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Pink Room

Got this intriguing text message from a friend last night:
Pink Room

Two shadows
sharing a bite
of forbidden fruit.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

My Wallpaper

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


This is a true story that happened in Japan.

In order to renovate the house, someone in Japan tears open the wall.

Japanese houses normally have a hollow space between the wooden walls. When tearing down the walls, he found that there was a lizard stuck there because a nail from outside hammered into one of its feet. He sees this, feels pity, and at the same time curious, as when he checked the nail, it was nailed 10 years ago when the house was first built.

What happened?

The lizard has survived in such position for 10 years! In a dark wall partition for 10 years without moving, it is impossible and mind boggling. Then he wondered how this lizard survived for 10 years without moving a single step--since its foot was nailed!

So he stopped his work and observed the lizard, what it has been doing, and what and how it has been eating. Later, not knowing from where it came, appears another lizard, with food in its mouth.

Ahh! He was stunned and touched deeply. For the lizard that was stuck by nail, another lizard has been feeding it for the past 10 years...

Such love, such a beautiful love! Such love happened even with this tiny creature ... What can love do? It can do wonders! Love can do miracles! Imagine? it has been doing that untiringly for 10 long years, without giving up hope on its partner.

Imagine what a small creature can do that a creature blessed with a brilliant mind can't.

I was touched when I heard this story and started wondering about relationships between family members, friends, lovers, brothers, sisters.

As information and communication technology advances, our access to information becomes faster and faster. But the distance between human beings... is it getting closer as well.

I ask you... please never abandon your loved ones.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Transformational not Transactional Leadership

We need Transformational Leadership

We need in this country what James Macgregor Burns has called "transformational leadership" -- leadership that responds to fundamental needs and hopes by transcending, innovating and reconstructing the system it works in, and raises the ability of the people to help themselves.

We must distinguish this from "transactional leadership", which is mainly engaged in bargaining, accomodating, manipulating and compromising within the prevailing system.

For much of our history, we have had an abundance of transactional leaders and precious few transformational leaders. And we cannot transact our way through the 21st century.

Transactional leadership is what we know hereabouts as "cash-sunduan leadership" -- which infects our politics and government like cancer.

22 November 1997

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Kami ulit ni Angelika Claire

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Friday, September 9, 2005

I am...

I'm Charles the Mad. Sclooop.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Thursday, September 8, 2005


When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror i.e., they can see you, but you can't see them. There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms or bathroom or bedrooms. It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by just looking at it. So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at?


Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror.

However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE, IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR! (There is someone seeing you from the other side). So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't cost you anything. It is simple to do.

This is a really good thing to do. The reason there is a gap on a real mirror, is because the silver is on the back of the mirror UNDER the glass. Whereas with a two-way mirror, the silver is on the surface. Keep it in mind! Make sure and check every time you enter in hotel rooms. May be someone is making a film on you.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Press Release: Art Workshops at Art Informal

(A Creativity Workshop)

All of us have a strong desire to follow our creative impulses, and at the same time, find personal meaning and fulfillment through our creative work. However, real life concerns often make us postpone our creative efforts and lead us to bouts of frustration, uncertainty and apathy. A creativity workshop empowers us to realize our potential to create, providing a sacred space where our creative selves and ideas can break through.

Through the Creativity Development Program at Art Informal, a creativity workshop has been established. Called THE POWER TO CREATE, it is an eight-session program, the foundation of which is creative collaboration. The first four sessions will deal with the nature of creativity and how blocks arise, and what tools we have at our disposal to overcome them. The last four sessions will focus specifically on the rudiments of the creative process, and how this can be applied to our personal goals, work and life. Activities include journal writing, morning pages, guided visualizations, meditation, Zen watercolor painting, collaborative projects and experiential exercises. Anyone who seeks to live more creatively, and anyone engaged in a creative field (visual artists, writers, musicians, performers, entrepreneurs, designers, etc.) will benefit hugely from this workshop.

There is also a special workshop for children, called Creativity Workshop for Kids (ages 7-12), which will feature activities such as storytelling, show-and-tell, meditation, automatic drawing and freeform writing. The kids’ workshop is seen as a supplement to their school-based activities, and will feature intuitive, right-brain exercises and approaches.

Visual artist and writer Jojo Ballo will facilitate the workshops on creativity utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach. Ballo has exhibited his artworks in Pinto Art Gallery in Antipolo and Boston Gallery in Cubao, and has a background in Architecture from U.P. Diliman. He is also a researcher, designer, illustrator, ceramic painter, body artist, poet and guitarist, and draws on these multiple disciplines in distilling a comprehensive and holistic approach to the practice of creativity.


The Power to Create

August 27 – October 15, 2005
Saturdays, 2 – 5 pm

October 22 – December 10, 2005
Saturdays, 2 – 5 pm

Creativity Workshop for Kids

September 4 – October 23, 2005
Saturdays, 10 am – 12 noon

Art Informal, the artist-run learning center for art and creativity, was established by a group of contemporary Filipino artists with the thrust of offering lessons in art to the public in short courses that are comprehensive, intensive and hands-on.

The classes being offered include the ff:

For adults (15 years old and above):

Introductory Drawing
Drawing Techniques
Drawing from Life
Figure Drawing
Oil Painting (beginner to advanced)
Watercolors (beginner to advanced)
Acrylic Painting
Basic Sculpture (Terracotta)
Portrait Bust Sculpture
Photography (basic to intermediate, film and digital)
Creativity (creativity coaching and consulting)
Pottery (handbuilt and wheel-thrown, in terracotta and stoneware)
Traditional Wood Carving
Reproducing the Masters (Painting)
Art Appreciation and Art Studies

Workshops for children:

Painting Explorations
Arts and Crafts
Creativity Workshop for Kids
Introduction to Drawing
Basic Printmaking
Basic Sculpture

Finally, Art Informal offers seminars on career pathing for artists, arts collections management, arts investment, art theory and discourse. It is also offering advanced-level programs where the student can work on a series of artworks in preparation for a major project or solo exhibition.

For inquiries and information on class schedules and workshop fees, please call telefax 725-8518 or text 0920-2132972 and 0918-8261253. Art Informal is located at 277 Connecticut St., Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Tuesday, September 6, 2005


Number nine
A man is in a hotel lobby. He wants to ask the clerk a question. As he turns to go to the front desk, he accidentally bumps into a woman beside him and as he does, his elbow goes into her breast. They are both quite startled. The man turns to her and says,"Ma'am,if your heart is as soft as your breast, I know you'll forgive me." She replies, "if your penis is as hard as your elbow, I'm in room 1221."

Number eight
A young man walks up and sits down at the bar. "What can I get you?" the bartender inquires. "I want 6 shots of Jagermeister," responded the young man. "6 shots! Are you celebrating something?" "Yeah, my first blow job." "Well, in that case, let me give you a 7th on the house." "No offence, sir. But if 6 shots won't get rid of the taste, Nothing will."

Number seven
A businessman boards a flight and is lucky enough to be seated next to a gorgeous woman. They exchange brief hellos and he notices she is reading a manual about sexual statistics. He asks her about it and she replies, "This is a very interesting book about sexual statistics. It identifies that American Indians have the longest average penis and Polish men have the biggest average diameter. By the way, my name is Jill. What's yours?" He coolly replies, "Tonto Kawalski, nice to meet you."

Number six
One night, as a couple lays down for bed, the husband gently taps his wife on the shoulder and starts rubbing her arm. The wife turns over and says: "I'm sorry honey, I've got a gynecologist appointment tomorrow and I want to stay fresh." The husband, rejected, turns over and tries to sleep. A few minutes later, he rolls back over and taps his wife again. This time he whispers in her ear: "Do you have a dentist appointment tomorrow too?"

Number five
Bill worked in a pickle factory. He had been employed there for a number of years when he came home one day to confess to his wife that he had a terrible compulsion. He had an urge to stick his penis into the pickle slicer. His wife suggested that he should see a sex therapist to talk about it, but Bill indicated that he would be too embarrassed. He vowed to overcome the compulsion on his own. One day a few weeks later, Bill came home ashen. His wife could see at once that something was seriously wrong. "What's wrong, Bill?" she asked. "Do you remember that I told you how I had this tremendous urge to put my penis into the pickle slicer?" "Oh, Bill, you didn't." "Yes, I did." "My God, Bill, what happened?" "I got fired." "No, Bill. I mean, what happened with the pickle slicer?" "Oh...she got fired too."

Number four
A man was visiting his wife in hospital where she has been in a coma for several years. On this visit, he decides to rub her left breast instead of just talking to her. On doing this, she lets out a sigh. The man runs out and tells the doctor who says this is a good sign and suggests he should try rubbing her right breast to see if there is any reaction. The man goes in and rubs her right breast and this brings a moan from his wife and the doctor suggests the man should go in and try oral sex, saying he will wait outside as it is a personal act and he doesn't want the man to be embarrassed. The man goes in then comes out about five minutes later, white as a sheet and tells the doctor his wife is dead. The doctor asks what happen to which the man replies: "She choked."

Number three
A guy walks into a bar with a pet alligator by his side. He puts the alligator up on the bar. He turns to the astonished patrons. "I'll make you a deal. I will open this alligator's mouth and place my genitals inside. Then the alligator will close his mouth for one minute. He will then open his mouth and I will remove my unit unscathed. In return for witnessing this spectacle, each of you will buy me a drink." The crowd murmured their approval. The man stood up on the bar, dropped his trousers, and placed his privates in the alligator's open mouth. The alligator closed his mouth as the crowd gasped. After a minute, the man grabbed a beer bottle and rapped the alligator hard on the top of its head. The alligator opened his mouth and the man removed his genitals unscathed as promised. The crowd cheered and the first of his free drinks was delivered. The man stood up again and made another offer. "I'll pay anyone $100 who's willing to give it a try". A hush fell over the crowd. After a while, a hand went up in the back of the bar. A woman timidly spoke up. "I'll try, but you have to promise not to hit me on the head with the beer bottle".

Number two
A small guy goes into an elevator, when he gets in he notices a huge dude standing next to him. The big dude looks down upon the small guy and says: "7 foot tall, 350 pounds, 20 inch dick, 3 pound left ball, 3 pound right ball, Turner Brown" The small guy faints! The big dude picks up the small guy, brings him to, slapping his face and shaking him, and asks the small guy. "What's wrong?" The small guy says, "Excuse me but what did you say?" The big dude looks down and says "7 foot tall, 350 pounds, 20 inch dick, 3 pound left ball, 3 pound right ball, my name is Turner Brown." The small guy says, "Thank god, I thought you said 'Turn around.'"

Number one
A couple had been married for 50 years. They were sitting at the breakfast table one morning when the old gentleman said to his wife, "Just think, honey, we've been married for 50 years." "Yeah," she replied, "Just think, fifty years ago we were sitting here at this breakfast table together." "I know," the old man said, "We were probably sitting here naked as jaybirds fifty years ago." "Well," Granny snickered, "What do you say...should we get naked?" Where upon the two stripped to the buff and sat down at the table. "You know, honey," the little old lady breathlessly replied, "My nipples are as hot for you today as they were fifty years ago." "I wouldn't be surprised," replied Gramps. "One's in your coffee and the other is in your oatmeal."

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Friday, September 2, 2005

At home ka dito

Cherry's niece Angelika Claire and Tito Jheric. Taken last August 28, 2005 during Yuri's 1st birthday.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)