Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Photo of the Day: Best Friends

Here's another photo of my nephew, Sean, this time with my 3-year old cousin Janina. Sean calls his Ate Ina his bepend (best friend) and cries when Janina says goodbye to him. Whenever he hears Janina's voice in my aunt's house, he quickly gets up to fetch her and ask her to play with him. Sean's not one to share his toys with other kids, but he's very generous with Janina.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Pinoy vinegar as alternative to Japanese vinegar

Philippine coconut vinegar received interest from Japanese buyers in the recent ASEAN Food & Beverage Exhibition 2007 held at the Permanent Exhibit Hall of the ASEAN–Japan Centre in Tokyo, Japan.

“The Japanese drink vinegar for health reasons,” says Ms. Linda Corsiga, owner and general manager of Sorsogon Foods Enterprises. “But it was the first time they tasted our coconut vinegar with wild honey—they loved it!”

Other top-selling food products were Escaba Food Products, Inc.’s fruit mix and macapuno strings, and Frescomar Seahelm Corp.’s tuna ham and tuna fish.

CITEM organized the Philippine participation through the invitation of ASEAN–Japan Centre, forming a delegation that featured local food companies bringing along their specialties: Sorsogon Foods Enterprises (specialty vinegars), Escaba Food Products, Inc. (tropical sweet preserves) and Frescomar Seahelm Corp. (value-added tuna products).

The food fair featured 29 manufacturers from nine member countries—Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and the Philippines—and catered to 172 trade visitors including representatives from 122 companies.

The Philippine delegation ranked among the top Asean countries in terms of number of business meetings with a total of 91, more than double the original target of 45 inquiries.

“Before we left for Tokyo, we had three scheduled business meetings,” Ms. Corsiga says. “But, when we got there, I was surprised that inquiries kept coming in. We had 26 in three days.”

While the Japanese are nationalistic when it comes to their choice of products, Ms. Corsiga is optimistic about the acceptability of Philippine exports especially their own coconut vinegar with wild honey. She sees Japan as a feasible market and was elated in saying: “We could provide an alternative to their Japanese vinegar. Even the younger ones who visited our booth liked our vinegar with wild honey—that’s a good sign.”

Ms. Corsiga continued: “one Japanese buyer had already bought a box of our products and have scheduled a visit to our factory at the end of the November.”

Japan has a high buying power for food and beverage market worth US$225 billion. Japan presently imports 60% of its food supply of US$44 billion annually. Last year, total food imports to Japan reached ¥226 billion, of which, 11.6% was the total import from ASEAN member countries. (End)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Free Financing Lecture and Consultation for SMEs

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED), in partnership with the Entrepinoy Volunteers Foundation, Inc., (EVFI), will conduct a lecture entitled “Creative Financing for SMEs”. It will be held on November 28, 2007 (Wednesday) from 2:30 to 5:00pm at the BSMED Briefing Room, 3rd Floor, Oppen Building, 349 Sen. J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City.

The contributions of SMEs to economic growth cannot be overemphasized considering that they account for 99.6 percent of all registered firms in the country and employ 70 percent of the labor force. However, the ability of SMEs to grow depends highly on their potential to invest in restructuring, innovation, and skills improvement. All of these investments need capital and therefore access to finance.

The lecture is aimed at increasing awareness of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) on the alternative ways of sourcing their financial requirements, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each financing alternative. It will also help them enhance their understanding on collaterals and financial statements.

Mr. Napoleon T. Cabello, who is an expert in financial management, will be the resource speaker on the topic. EVFI volunteers will be available for consultations after the lecture.

Interested parties are requested to pre-register with BSMED. Call Ms. Mhel Gabriel or Ms. Carissa Sapera at 897.1693 and 897.7596 to inquire or register. (end)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

RP electronics sector a winner in JPEPA deal

Greater opportunities await the Philippine electronics industry with the implementation of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement or JPEPA.

JPEPA, which was signed in September 2006 in Helsinki, Finland by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and then Japan Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, is expected to bring positive developments and growth of the electronics industry, which has been, for over a decade, the primary driver of Philippine exports.

In 2006, the electronics industry accounted for almost 63 percent of total Philippine exports, equivalent to about US$29.5 billion. Of this value, Japan accounted for 14 percent or US$4 billion in export receipts. This makes Japan the second biggest export destination of Philippine-made electronic goods. The Netherlands is the top export market of electronic products from the Philippines.

With JPEPA in place, the Philippines will enjoy freer flow of trade with Japan, thus opening more opportunities for our local industry in the Japanese market. A study facilitated by the Universal Access to Competitiveness and Trade (U-act) anticipates an additional export value of up to US$1.26 billion in the semiconductor sector once this agreement comes into effect. Moreover, this deal will boost export growth and will serve as a vehicle for job creation for Filipinos thru the additional streams of investment flows it will create. The same study says that 135,549 new jobs in the semiconductor industry will be generated by JPEPA.

JPEPA goes beyond liberalization of trade in goods and services. It covers measures that promote cooperation in fields such as human resource development and technology transfer.

As global technology development and innovation progresses at a fast rate, this kind of technical cooperation is a welcome opportunity for the industry to further upgrade the skills of Philippine workforce to achieve global competitiveness. Japan, known for its expertise on high-technology activities, can aid, through this cooperation, the government and the private sectors’ joint efforts to move the industry up the production value chain by engaging in Integrated Circuit design/testing and increasing research and development activities.

This endeavor is in line with some of the programs that are proposed to be undertaken in the JPEPA. These programs include basic research programs that leads to new products development, engineering and technical academic support programs, and programs that promote greater, closer and constant interaction among academe, industry, and the government. (end)

La Union's FAIRest, Year 7

The 7th La Union's Fairest sa Festival Mall… an OTOP Trade Fair will open on November 16, 2007, 3 p.m. at the Mini Trade Hall, Level 2, Festival Supermall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. As part of the commitment of the Provincial Government of La Union, the City Government of San Fernando, and the Department of Trade and Industry La Union Provincial Office to continuously assist the SMEs in the Province, they mounted this Fair until November 30, 2007.

It shall showcase the creative flair of the Ilocano craftsmen and the One Town One Products (OTOP) of the city and municipalities of La Union. Products in focus include home furnishings, baskets, holiday decors, woodcarvings, antique furniture, processed foods, loom woven items, cut flowers, and ornamental plants.

A conservative sales target for this event is P17 million, from the 38 participating SME exhibitors.

The first ever La Union OTOP Brochure will also be launched during the opening ceremonies on November 16, 2007. (end)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Protect yourself from abusive MMDA officers

1. MMDA officers are not allowed to group together in order to apprehend. They are not even allowed to stand together in groups of 2 or more. The only time they are allowed to work together is for special operations (probably when they apprehend groups of buses for smoke belching)

2. Swerving IS NOT a traffic violation. Moving one lane to the left or right is not swerving, no matter where on the road you do it. And it is even less of a violation when you do it with a signal. Swerving is defined as shifting 2 or more lanes very quickly. So you can argue your way out of this, and call the Metro Base for help.

3. Sadly, using the yellow lane is a traffic violation and will get you a ticket. However, buses are really not allowed to go out of the yellow lane, so if you see selective apprehension of private cars only, you may complain.

4. MMDA has confirmed that your license MAY NOT BE CONFISCATED at a traffic apprehension. The only time they can do so is if you are part of an accident, or it is your third violation and you have not settled your fines yet. They are only allowed to give you a ticket, which you can contest. He recommends actually receiving the ticket in some instances, so that you can report the officer who did it.

5. Also, you are free to ask any of these officers for their "mission order", which is written by their supervisor. If they apprehend you for a violation that is not in their mission order for the day, you can report them and they will receive disciplinary action.

If any of these abuses seem familiar to you, call either the MMDA hotline (136) or call the METRO BASE at 0920 9389861 or 0920 9389875 and ask for an Inspectorate. They will send inspectors to the place where these MMDA officers are extorting, even while you are arguing out of your apprehension.

So go out and fight for your rights if and when the occasion arises!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Filipino Value: Caring for the elderly

One good thing about us Filipinos is the way we treat our elderly relatives. Unlike people from other countries who place their elders in a nursing home, we take care of our old relatives. I have no problem about nursing homes but I believe that taking care of our elderly is our way of repaying all their hardships in raising us. Some even leave their jobs in order to focus full-time on taking care of our parents/grandparents. Others also take nursing assistant/caregiver courses when their old relatives get sick so that they are better equipped in caring for them.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Photo of the Day: Pari(wara)

I've always dreamed of being a "Father", but not this kind of "Father." Sure, I was an acolyte when I was younger, but I don't think being a priest would fit my personality. This photo was taken November 5, 2007 during the opening of IMPAKABSAT 2007, a showcase of Cordillera's best products at the Festival Supermall in Alabang.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Photo of the Day: Rumpshaker

Mall-goers were treated to some exciting booty-shaking courtesy of the Kaogma Festival Dancers during the opening of the Orgullo Kan Bikol (OK Bikol) Regional Trade Fair at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall last October 11. The fair is an annual marketing event showcasing Bicol Region's fine products and distinct food delicacies.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Photo of the Day: Flowerbed

Here's an interesting photo I took about a month ago.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

My Desire

In the stillness of the evening
Without sunlight to intrude
I see the twilight in your eyes
As the moon sets up the mood.

Playing music soft and low
While romance fills the air
I can't help but feel aroused
The moment you came near.

You succumb to my embrace
While candles flick their flames
As the sweet smell of cologne
Drives my lust insane.

As I look into your eyes
Run my fingers through your hair
I taste the sweetness of your neck
As I nibble at your ear.

I whisper words of love
And you answer with a sigh
Then in a very sexy way
Your body comes alive.

You're the heat of my desire
As we slowly both undress
And as I lay you down
You welcome my caress.

With your luscious sexy curves
You have a taste I can't resist
I love how your breasts respond
When I touch them with a kiss.

You give me so much pleasure
For ecstasy is here
With you wrapped inside my arms
To this heated love we share.

No one comes close
To this love that you inspire
For only you can fill this void
And the heat of my desire.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
October 11, 2005

A Smile for Two

My love warms me like the sun
bringing with its playful rays
keys to unlock hopes of things undone
warming my heart, and transforming my face.
I save a special smile just for you
that no one else has had
it's a smile meant for two
of thoughts and dreams I hope to have.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
December 16, 2004

Monday, October 8, 2007


As I sit here trying to write,
the day slips softly into night.

I can never find the words,
never knowing where to start.
It's impossible to express the feelings,
I have for you in my heart.

I can tell you I dream of you,
you pervade my thoughts all day,
But when I try to tell you how I feel,
I can never find a way.

Mere words can't make you understand,
or make you realize.

I have to hold you in my arms,
and look into your eyes.
I have to whisper, "I love you,"
and kiss your sweet lips.
I have to caress your face,
and let you feel my fingertips.
I could never tell you with words,
although I've often tried,
just how much I love you,
or how I feel inside.

You have to feel my heartbeat,
you have to feel my touch,
because I can always tell you - I love you,

but I can't make you feel how much.
© Jheric A. Saracho
August 6, 2005

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

Friday, October 5, 2007

New "Racket"

Recently, I've been asked by my wife's co-workers to design birthday party invitations for their kids. It's something that I normally do for family members. I did my sister's wedding invitation in 2004. The following year, my wife asked me to make the invites for her brother's wedding. When my nephew was baptized, I was again tasked to make the invites. It seems that they trust me to make creative invitations for them (though I'm not very confident with my work in this area so far). With the latest requests for invites, My wife and I started thinking that maybe we can venture into this invite design business professionally. We realized that since people believe in our talents, we should capitalize on it and earn from the requests that we get. My wife does sketches while I try my hand at basic Photoshop?graphic design. We figured if we harness our talents, maybe we can start a small business doing sketches and designing invitations for a fee.

For samples, here are recent invites that I made:

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Photo of the Day: Sean in Mono

Here's a photo of my nephew, Sean, holding his dancing reindeer. It was supposed to be a full body shot, but he ran at me the moment he saw the camera. He loves looking at his photos in the camera's LCD screen. Only one and a half year-old, he can name most animals, including their young. He particularly likes animals from Down Under, especially the kangaroo. My Mom had to ask a cousin vacationing in Australia to get him a kangaroo stuffed toy. For us in the family, he's our little Kuya Kim (Atienza).

A Moment Ago

On this starlit stroll in the park
loves mystic hand touched our soul

breathless whispers in the dark

our hearts touched, we were whole.

Trembling lips part with desire

fevered kisses fuel love's fire

eyes aglow with passions light

with looks of love... we ignite.

Oh, in a wondrous place

love brings its sweet embrace

so short this time, we both know,

we were only friends... a moment ago.

© Jheric A. Saracho
March 3, 2005

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Kiss

The most important thing in real estate,
is also the most important to the kiss,
it is essentially location, location, location,
well placed, it will stimulate sensual bliss .

Kisses can be placed so soft & gentle,
on lips, or on ears, or even necks,
they can be kind of a bite or a nibble,
kissing is such a creative part of sex.

When placed on each others mouths,
with passion and opening of the lips,
exploring each other with darting tongues,
a fire grows inside between the hips.

Hungrily kissing each others bodies,
where it creates the most pleasure,
my tongue probes you, your lips surround me,
excitement builds, intense beyond measure.

The fiery sensations mount,
penetrating both the heart and soul,
the craving swells our heated bodies,
we explode with pleasure, fulfilled & whole.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
August 11, 2005

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

Saturday, September 29, 2007

RENGA: Breaking a Thoroughbred

Unraced thoroughbreds are difficult to break
nonetheless, she resolved to be on top of the situation...

She was an equestrian
guiding her mount through the fences,
taking control of the reins
moving in unison with the steed.
She squeezes her legs and feels him move in between her thighs
---springing to life, ready for action .

That primal instinct unleashed, the stallion charges,
breezing through the barriers.
She rocks with him with each gallop,
thrusting forward and pulling the bit just enough
for him not to bear out.

Fluid and seamless,
Hers was a learned and oft-repeated dance
performed to the thunderous tempo of hoofbeats;
slick with sweat she drives harder, strides faster
until bursts of white heat take them both to the stars.

It was a play of brute force that always ended
in sweet surrender.

(C) August 19, 2005

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Calligraphy Of Desire

My velvet brush dips deep and lingers there
in the warm inkwell of your endless desire
the ink of passion flows for me tonight
so I may show you how It feels my muse
to be so truly needed by an ardent lover

I hunger to write poems of love's power
upon the warm supple parchment of your skin
secret words that only you can comprehend
till my brush runs dry and I return to dip again
in ink made by god for the calligraphy of desire

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
April 27, 2005

Track No. 20 of Ora Poetika, a recording of poetry readings released by Pinoypoets. Available June 28 @ Conspiracy Garden Cafe.

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

Monday, September 24, 2007

A Whole New World

(Note: I was browsing through my files over the weekend and I saw this feature article that I wrote way back in 2002 to promote a client's corporate social responsibility project.)

Does the title remind you of something? Well, it’s the theme from the movie “Aladdin” but this story is not about some Arabian boy or a genie in an old lamp. This is about how a girl’s, and her friends, lives were changed…

It has become a familiar scene in our society. Everywhere you look, you see little kids running alongside vehicles, either begging or selling rags, flowers, etc. Some of them even make the streets their home, living under bridges or on the sidewalks. The street is just one big playground for them.

This was the life of our little heroes. They were just like other kids their age, playing in the streets and helping their family put food on the table by selling rags.

Crystal, 10 years old, used to sell rags made by her mother. After her parents separated, she lived with her grandparents. Her siblings are with her dad and her mom lives somewhere in Rizal. Her grandfather drives a cab to support the whole family and send little Crystal to school. She wants to be a nurse so she can help other kids like her.

Jawo, 11, is in Grade V and sells balut near their place nightly. His parents left him in the care of cousins. He doesn’t know where they are now and he has no wish of seeing them again. Like his namesake, he wants to be a basketball star when he grows up.

Also a former street vendor is 15-year-old Beb. When his father died, his mother took him to the province where he developed his running skills and finished his elementary studies. He is now in second year high school and serves as an acolyte during masses.

They are just some of the kids under the care of the Laura Vicuña Center in Sta. Mesa. The center, a four-storey structure with sprawling grounds, cares for about 80 kids daily. Everyday after school, Crystal, Jawo and Beb drop by the center. There, they get to interact with other kids, playing games or musical instruments. They also attend catechism classes conducted by the nuns at the center. Then they eat dinner with their friends. They also get transportation money so they can visit the center the following day.

The kids say they like the life at the center with the other kids. Crystal says she easily gets bored when she’s at home so she goes to the center to liven up her day. Beb says that unlike before when he just hangs around in the streets with his friends, he now serves as a sakristan at the Don Bosco chapel. He says that although his schedule is tighter now with school and church work, he still prefers life at the center compared to his life before when he used to walk the streets of Manila. Being a sakristan, he acts as a kuya to the younger kids and helps the volunteers at the center in keeping discipline among the young ones. Jawo, the budding hoop idol, says he enjoys playing with his friends and attending mass at the center.

The kids all go to school, because they want to help their families escape from the clutches of poverty. The foundation provides them educational assistance to ensure they stay in school and blossom into productive members of society.

Sr. Marivic Sta. Ana, directress of the Laura Vicuña Center says, “We at the foundation feel that it is only through education that we would be able to take them out of the streets and mold them into productive members of society.”

Working hand in hand with the Laura Vicuña Foundation is Caltex Philippines, through the Caltex Fund Street-to-School Programme, a scholarship program aimed towards caring and rehabilitating street children. The Caltex Fund was started in 1999 with two Metro Manila-based foundations: Tuloy sa Don Bosco Foundation and the Laura Vicuña Foundation. Its initial kitty: one million pesos.

The fund is designed to teach and equip disadvantaged children such as our little heroes with skills they can use to uplift their lives and move away from their dependence on welfare institutions.

Crystal, Jawo and Beb… ordinary kids with big dreams. But their dreams cannot be achieved if we don't share and help build a whole new world for our disadvantaged friends.

by: Jheric A. Saracho, 10-17-02

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I Cannot Imagine

In my heart, I cannot imagine...
The winter without an early snow,
The spring without her burst of vibrant colors,
The summer without the sea
and the warmth of the sand beneath my feet.
The autumn leaves scattering hues of gold,
covering the earth as a warm blanket of down,
waiting gracefully, patiently for winter's return.

I cannot imagine a bird without song,
A morning without sunrise,
An evening sky without a single star
...Or my life without you.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
May 23, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Speech Class

I watch your lips move
in slow-motion, forming vowels;
exquisite o's and u's.

A glimpse of tongue tip,
curled at the back of your teeth -
more inviting than your smile,
more than your hello.

I stir.

I'm rude, already thinking
of the dirty words
you'll call out, scratching exclamations
onto my back while I grunt
ellipsis points.

(C) Jheric Saracho
June 21, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Photo of the Day: Well-spring

Taken last August 21 in Binondo. An attempt at low-light photography.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Photo of the Day: My Wife, My Life

This is for Cherry, my wife, on our sixth month as Mr. and Mrs. Saracho. Love you my baby!

Saturday, September 15, 2007


A diamond is the heart of love
sculpted of a blue rainbow and a dragon's heart;
it does not falter in finding its lost love.

Time cannot conceal
the flawless beauty of a diamond.

Its impurities simply a gift of love
its marred reflection, the true inner soul.

Struck from Godly beauty and the song of muses,
the diamond finds the finger of my love
and shines my image in her heart and soul.

In the gem cutter's wheel, the diamond is cut

with your timid beauty
etched on every facet of my soul
only to be released in the fires of passion.

The brilliant jewel of my heart releases
all hidden facets of my true passion;
creates the image of my love in eternal fire
and the ash and vapor of eternal nothingness.

A diamond remains forever in the heart of the maker.
The heavenly gift never to die,
even in the eternal flames of desire.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
August 14, 2005

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

Friday, September 14, 2007

P.E. Memories

Your face stirred a memory from my past tonight.

Lying in gym mats at the judo room, stretching our limbs almost at angles unimaginable to us, nerdy non-athletic types. How I relish those Wednesday sessions with Uy, knowing you'll be beside me in your gym shorts and white tank top. I'll be spotting you in doing your crunches - warming me up and making my muscles tense at the same time.

How I relish those Wednesday sessions with Uy, when the class would be doing Jane Fonda aerobics with me directly behind you. I love watching your butt cheeks squeeze as you try to reach your toes. And the way your tank top rides up to just below those twin peaks everytime we do our jumping jacks.

Exercise always made me sweat, but I never thought Physical Education would make me work and sweat this hard.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho

June 30, 2005

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Photo of the Day: Rush

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

In Your Arms (for Chie)

In your arms, my thoughts drift away
to a place all our own, and a lovelier day.
Lavender sunsets and skies of blue
ours to enjoy, just me and you.

In your arms, my only task would be
to make sure your kisses are just for me.
For every kiss - I'd give you four
and show you no one could love you more.

Then, just to prove we'd never part,
I'd wrap myself around your heart.
Melting together (as lovers do)
passion and pleasure beginning anew.

In your arms, you'd know by the look in my eyes
that I am yours- no more silly good-byes.
And all of our dreams would soon come true.
You belong to me, and I to you.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
September 12, 2005

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Item No. 1 on my Christmas Wish List

This one automatically goes to the top of my Christmas wish list. Now I'm off to find a genie or fairy godmother who will grant my wishes.

Photo of the Day: Celebration

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

Monday, September 10, 2007

Photo of the Day: Centerpiece

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Photo of the Day: Saigon Keeper

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

Saturday, September 1, 2007

God's Insight

God knew my heart was lonely, and needed company,
so He took a little look around, and sent you here to me.
He sent you here to cheer me up, to try and ease my pain,
to take and make me happier, and make me smile again.
To hold me, kiss and love me, and heal my broken heart,
To give me pleasant memories, for when we are apart.
My heart's now like a garden, that has just begun to grow,
and will soon be filled with flowers, from the kindness you did sow.
If you, by chance, should see Him, I wonder if you might
tell Him I said thank you, for having such insight.

(c) Jheric A. Saracho
March 30, 2007

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

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Whispers of a breeze
whisking away my sorrows;
You captivate my inner soul,
freeing my spirit
to dance
(C) Jheric A. Saracho
July 30, 2005

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Photo of the Day: Light Spirits

I took this shot somewhere along Roxas Blvd. from inside a van on the way to Makati from Divisoria.
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Friday, August 17, 2007

Photo of the Day: Binondo Church

This is the photo I took of the church where i pledged my undying love for my wife, Cherry last March 18, 2007.

Fire and Ice

Liquid motion.
Free flowing.
Generating heat with each rhythmic move.
As fire creates,
we create a fluid dance.
Melting into the joy of each other.

Movement slowed.
Frozen stillness.
Gleaming, slowly shifting patterns of light.
As ice preserves
We preserve our solidity
The shimmering light our love creates.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
August 16, 2005

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Photo of the Day: Toys for the Big Boy

Saw this toy biplane and Ninja Turtle action figure on top of my boss' filing cabinet and thought it would be nice to show a different side of the boss thru this photo.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Playing around with my new toy

The office recently bought a new Canon EOS 400D DSLR Camera. These past few days, my free time is used in tinkering with it and photographing everything in sight here in my workspace. The above photos are an attempt at photographing the tip of a ballpoint pen.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


I wanted to know how my wife and I would look like if we guested on "The Simpsons", so I went to this site and voila, a Simpsonized Mr. and Mrs. Saracho.

Friday, June 22, 2007

My Desire

cartoon from www.weblogcartoons.com

Thanks Dave Walker for the cartoon.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Eto na si Sean ngayon

Parang kailan lang, ipinanganak ng aking kapatid ang unang apo sa aming pamilya, si Sean. Napakaliit niya nung ipinanganak, nakakatakot nga hawakan dahil baka mapisa kapag napahigpit ang hawak. Makalipas ang mahigit isang taon, eto na si Sean ngayon... 1. Habang sakay ng kanyang car... 2. Bilang little groom noong ako'y ikinasal... 3. Tindig-binata habang hinihintay ang kanyang Mommy...

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007

Pre-nup AVP

I made this using our Pre-nup photos and our favorite song as background music. Di naihabol sa wedding pero better late than never.

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

Monday, March 26, 2007

I'm the Scorpion King

JUST FOR FUN.... :-)

Once you have opened this bulletin, there's no turning back. Below are true descriptions of zodiac signs, with traits from a book written 35 years ago by an astrologist predictionist. Read your sign, then repost this in a new bulletin with your zodiac sign and label, or you'll get bad luck for the number of years stated in your sign description. This is real shit, try ignoring it, and the first thing you'll notice is having a horrible day starting tomorrow morning - and it only gets worse from there.

.:SAGITTARIUS:. The Sexy one
(Nov 22 - Dec 21)

Spontaneous. Horny. Freak in Bed. High appeal. Rare to find. Great when found. Loves being in long relationships. The one. So much love to give. Not one to mess with. Very pretty. Very romantic. Nice to everyone they meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly, fun and sweet. Have own unique sexiness. Most caring person you will ever meet!
Amazing in Bed..!!! Did I say Amazing in Bed? Not the kind of person you wanna f......with, or you might end up crying.
4 years of bad luck if you do not read

.:VIRGO:. The Virgin
(Aug 23 - Sep 22)

Dominant in relationships. Sexy. Someone loves them right now. Freak in bed. Always wants the last word. Caring. Smart. Intellectual. Attractive. Loud. Loyal. Easy to talk to. Hard to forget. Love at first sight. Everything you ever wanted. Easy to please. The one and only. Ultimate sexiness.

7 years of bad luck if you do not repost.

.:SCORPIO:. The sex addict
(Oct 24 - Nov 21)

Can be mean. EXTREMELY sexy. Intelligent. Energetic. Predict future. Most erotic. (Freak in bed.) (GREAT kisser.) Always get what they want. Sexy. Attractive. Easy going. Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. The sexiest ever....Romantic. Caring.

4 years of bad luck if you do not repost.

.:LIBRA:. The lame lover
(Sep 23 - Oct 23)

Very pretty. Very romantic. Nice to everyone they meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly, fun and sweet. Have own unique sexiness. Most caring person you will ever meet! Amazing in Bed!!! Did I say amazing in bed? Not the kind of person you wanna #### with... You might end up crying... the most irresistible.

9 years of bad luck if you do not repost.

.:ARIES:. The best Lover
(Mar 21 - Apr 19)

Outgoing. Lovable. Spontaneous. Not one to #### with. Erotic. Funny. Take you on trips to the moon in bed. Excellent kisser. EXTREMELY sexy. Loves being in long relationships.=) Addictive. Loud. Best in bed.

16 years of bad luck if you do not repost.

.: AQUARIUS:. Does it in the water
( Jan 20 - Feb 18 )

Trustworthy. Sexy. Great kisser. One of a kind. Loves being in long-term relationships. Extremely energetic. Unpredictable. Will exceed your expectations. Not a Fighter, but will Knock your lights out. Amazing in bed. THE BEST LOVERS. BETTER THAN EVERYONE!

2 years of bad luck if you do not repost.

.:GEMINI:. Does Twosomes
( May 21 - Jun 21)

Nice. Love is one of a kind. Great listeners Very Good in bed. Lover not a fighter, but will still knock you the #### out.
Trustworthy. Always happy. Loud. Talkative. Outgoing. VERY FORGIVING. Loves to make out. Has a beautiful smile.

9 years of bad luck if you do not repost.

.:LEO:. The Lion in bed
( Jul 23 - Aug 22 )

Great talker. Sexy and passionate. Laid back. Knows how to have fun. Is really good at. Great kisser. Unpredictable. Outgoing. Down to earth. Addictive. Attractive. Loud. Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. Not one to mess with. Rare to find. Good when found.

7 years of bad luck if you do not repost.

.:CANCER:. The Cutie
( Jun 22 - Jul 22 )

MOST AMAZING KISSER. Very high sex appeal. Great in bed!!! Love is one of a kind. Very romantic. Most caring person you will ever meet! Entirely creative. Extremely random and proud of it. Spontaneous. Great telling stories. Not a Fighter, But will Knock your lights out, if it comes down to it. Someone you should hold on to.

12 years of bad luck if you do not repost.

.:PISCES:. The Piece of ass
( Feb 19 - Mar 20 )

Caring and kind. Smart. Center of attention. Too Sexy, DAMN IT. Very high ### appeal. Has the last word. The best to find, hardest to keep. Fun to be around. Freak in the sheets. Extremely weird but in a good way. Super good in bed. Good Sense of Humor!!! Thoughtful. A partner for life. Always gets what he or she wants. Loves to joke. Very popular. Silly, fun and sweet.

5 years of bad luck if you do not repost.

.:CAPRICORN:. The passionate Lover
( Dec 22 - Jan 19 )

Love to bust. Nice. Sassy. Intelligent. Sexy. Predict future. Irresistable, awesome kisser. Loves being in long relationships. Great talker. Always gets what he or she wants. BY FAR the BEST in BED. Very sexy. Coolest. Loves to own Gemini's in sports. Extremely fun. Loves to joke. Loves to be your first, so you'll never forget. Smart.

24 years of bad luck if you do not repost.

.:TAURUS The Tramp
( Apr 20 - May 20 )

Aggressive. Freak in bed. Rare to find! Loves being in long relationships.=] Likes to give a good fight for what they want. Extremely outgoing. Sexy as #!#!#. Loves to help people in times of need. Outstanding kisser. Very funny. Awesome personality. Stubborn. Sexual as ......... Most caring person you will ever meet! One of a kind. Not one to #### with. Are the most sexiest people on earth!

15 years of bad luck if you do not repost.

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

Monday, March 12, 2007

You're all invited

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

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Studio Pictorial by Imogen Digital

Thanks to Imogen's Marvin and Grace for the free studio pictorial.

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Para sa Baby Ko

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

Monday, February 5, 2007

A Very Important Announcement

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