Thursday, March 29, 2007

Freeekin Hot

It's freeeekin hot. It's already been a week now with this hot temperature. I already don't have a shirt on, but I'm still sweeting like a pig. And April is still to come, which means that more heat wave and more perspiration.

Some time when I day dream. When I become a millionaire, I would buy a house in a cold place like Tagaytay.

I hope the weather would cool down a little bit, before I get a heat stroke.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Life Is A Gift

I receive a lot of none sense email every day, such as spam, chain letter and stuff that I don't even know existed.
But this letter that I received from an old client in cabanatuan deserved to be posted here.
Subject: Life Is A Gift

Please read and ponder over this piece.
Have a very nice weekend ahead.

Peace and one love.

There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she's blind. She also hated everyone, except her boyfriend who has always been there for her.

She used to say if she could only see the world, she would marry this her

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she was able to see
everything, including her loyal boyfriend.

Her boyfriend asked her, "Now that you can see the world, can we get married now?"

The girl was so shocked to discover that her boyfriend was blind too. So she refused to marry him.

Shaken by this rejection, her boyfriend walked away in tears. He later wrote a short note to her saying,
"Please take good care of my eyes dear."

This is how humans behave when their status changes. Only few remember what life was before, and who has always been there for them even in
the most painful situations.

Life Is A Gift

Today before you think of saying an unkind word - Think of someone who can't

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has
nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's
crying out to God for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early
to heaven.

Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires
children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn't clean or sweep -
Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who walks the
same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the
unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another
- Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one Maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your
face and thank God you're alive and still around.

Life is a gift, Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, And fulfill it.

Friday, March 23, 2007


I’m so proud of my little girl Ma. Joyce Nicole today. Graduating on her kinder garden class at 2nd honor with two medals and a ribbon for best in English. I did not even know that she have a honor until they call her name on stage. I guess my wife forgot to tell me. But never the less, it was a great experience for me.

These are the times that I really enjoy being a father to my kids. When I was in elementary my self, I never have any honors like such. I was always goofing off, playing around throwing jokes at my classmates than studying.

For the honor that my young girl received today I give the credit to my wife. Tutoring her every night and helping her with her assignment. I also helped some of the time, but most of the time it was my better half that was doing all the work.

I'm so proud of my little girl today. Did I already said that?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sleepy afternoon

I'm having a hard time being awake here at our office in ortigas. I slept late last night and woke up early. To keep me awake, I searched the net for some good old Jokes. And who else comes in to my mind when it comes to joke? None other than one of my favorite comedian and author of many Joke books, Gary Lising.

Parental Guidance is advice. For matured readers only. (Chikka)

(The following was copied without permission from the souvenir progamme of the "The Fabans & Friends - A Grand Reunion!" concert in Manila sometime 1996.)

My name is Gary Lising. Secretary of Health Juan Flavier once said that I have a very nice name -- for a disease.

I was voted as the sex symbol of Assumption College because according to them, I am the only entertainer that looks like a sex organ.

I was already a celebrity even when I was a baby. I weighed 48 pounds when I was born -- but weighed only 3 pounds after I was circumcised. I was the only abortion that lived.

I was such an ugly baby. My mother only puts the negatives of my pictures in our family album.

I was a very thin baby because I was a breastfed baby -- I was breastfed by my father.

I grew up to be a boy wonder -- everybody always looked at me and wondered.

I studied at the Ateneo de Manila where I took up B.S. Economics. That explains why up to now I still am poor as ever.

I went to the United States where I put up my own business that went bankrupt. My business was selling PX goods.

I lived in the penthouse of a 50 story building. My rent was only 200 dollars a month. It was very cheap because it was walkup -- no elevator.

I was drafted by the U.S. Army but I got exempted because of my religion -- I am a devout coward.

I came back to the Philippines because I miss the brownouts. We should be proud of this fact because in the U.S. they don't have brownouts. We are the only country that has it.

Another thing to be proud of is the merging of Erap Estrada's "PACC" with Gringo Honasan's "YOU" -- it would be known as "PACC YOU".

My father is Dr. Jose Lising, a bisexual -- every time he sees sex he buys it.

My mother Nieva Lising is a very religious woman -- she is a nun.

My parents are in the iron and steel business. My mother irons and my father steals.

I am married to Maris Paredes who up to now believes that love is really blind. I also have a son, Bugsy, he's only five years old and he already knows how to be ashamed of me.

I am also a firm believer in a lot of very serious facts of life. Let me share with you a few meaningful facts that I believe in:

I BELIEVE...that if you read too much about the bad effects of smoking -- give up reading.

I BELIEVE...that you should never make love with your eyes unless you are cockeyed.

I BELIEVE...Dick Gordon when he said that women should be put up in a pedestal -- high enough so you could look up their dresses.

I BELIEVE...Baby Boy Poblador when he said that women are the foundation of our society. I also believe him when he said that men are the ones who laid the foundation.

I BELIEVE...Lolit Solis when she said that Mayor Lim was her former boyfriend.

I BELIEVE...Mari Mar when she cried -- I saw tears running down her legs.


Saturday, March 10, 2007

Cover Page

Here is the cover that I made for the first issue of Kalayaan. Hopefully if every things goes smoothly as plan, I will be releasing it on this coming june. I have already printed and photo copied 20 copies as of this day. And I am planning to make more as long as my budget will hold. hehe.

Currently I am doing the second issue,I'm already on page 6. And I was drawing like crazy last week end. That was 4 pages in 4 days. Thats a full paged penciled and full paged inked a day. I have never drawn like that before. Most of the time I was just slaking off. It's probably the inspiration that I got from a video that Gerry Alanguilan made for the comic congress. That wasn't his intention (to inspire an aspiring artist like me) for that video, but never the less, it has a profound effect on me to work harder on the things that I do.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Time Flies

Is it me? or is time just going so fast? I checked the calendar it is already March 4,2007? How the heck that happened? The last time I checked it was only starting of the month of January. And before that, every body was just preparing for the new year. And now, we are almost through the first quarter of the year. Maybe I could add a calendar on this blog ?(I wonder where I could find a script for that?), so that I could constantly watch it.

When I was just a kid in the 80's, I wanted to grow old as fast as I can. often, being the youngest of 4 siblings my brothers and sisters does not include me to play with them with our cousins because I was too young. And when I was in elementary, me and my classmate could not play on a basketball court because we were being bullied, by the high school or older guys so that they could play instead of us. Even thou we came there first before them. We would just have the basketball on our hand as we watch the older guys sweat it out in the court. We were hopping that they get tired so that we could play (Those bastard...grrrrrr, hehe). One of my friend even said to us that "One day, when we get Older and Bigger, we will throw those guys off the court".

But now, I want time to go slow for me. Sometimes I was imagining to have the power to stop or slowdown time. I'm always late kasi sa office(hehehe). Or maybe I could beam directly from our house to the office just like in Star Trek.

When I think about the old days. It gives me a mixed feelings of the happy and sad days of my life. But all in all I thank GOD for giving us memories to remember those things. It is what makes us what we are.

Speaking of old things. I have added a new link Nostagia Manila. Reminds me of the old things.