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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Overcooked

Dear insansapinas,

Nagpa MRI ako according to the request ng aking doctor. Ang aga ko sa ospital. Past 6:00 am pa lang. Seven ang appointment ko. Wala pang mga pasyente.


Lalaki ang technician. Bakit di sila marunong maghanap ng ugat? Kailangan kasing lagyan ako ng IV para sa dye. Parang dyu-dyubosin ang loob ko. Hindi kagaya ng mga isdang pinagbibili sa Paranaque na dyinodyubos para magmukhang fresh. Noh.


Tinuro ko na sa kaniya kung saan niya ako tutusukin para sandali lang (sa dami ko ba naman ng tusok, kulang na lang suotan mo ng sinulid ang mga tusok at ako ay parang BURDADO na tseh) hindi ko pa ba naman alam kung alin ang may malaking ugat? Marami kasi akong blue veins kasi Royal blue blood ako. hehehe.  Tinuloy pa rin ang ginawa niya.NIIISNAB AKO. Lumubo ang aking skin. Ibig sabihin noon, walang ugat na natumbok.Inilagay na niya ako sa MRI. Ikinabit ako doon sa dye. ARAY. Gusto kong manampal. Namamaga na ang aking kamay na may IV needle. Tinanong pa ako...Does it hurt. Yes, it does. Kung hindi nga lang ako nakaharness, binugbog ko na siya. (Just kidding, hwhwhw),  So, pinalitan niya ang IV needle ko. Doon niya na itinusok sa itinuro ko.

Hinanap ko yong ear phone ko. May music kasi yon para ikaw ay maaliw habang tinotosta ka sa loob. Tanong niya sa akin kung anong music gusto ko. Gusto ko sanang magrequest, I am Bad, Billie Jean at Smooth Criminal ni Michael Jackson. Makapagmoonwalk tuloy ako sa loob. Hindi rin niya ako nilagyan ng takip sa mata. Dapat mayroon dahil paglabas ko sa MRI, ang liwanag ng mga bulbs  na sasalubong sa akin. O eh kung mapagkamalan kong mga spotlights at bigla akong magpa flying kiss sa aking mga tagahanga. Toinkk.


Sa totoo lang Virginia, claustrophobic ako. Simula na ang HOLD YOUR BREATH/ BREATHE sequence. 
Tapos ang tagal wala, Alam naman ninyo ang aking imagination, masyadong rich. May nabalita kasi noon na isang pasyente, naiwan sa loob ng machine at ng ospital nang umuwi na ang mga personnel. May sakit yatang kalimot yong technician.


Noong wala akong narinig na Command, sigaw ako. HELLOW, Is anybody home. Baka lumabas yon ah. Baka may nakatagpong kaibigan at nagtsismisan. At least noong first ko doon, dalawa ang techies na nasa loob. Ito, tatlo pero may kaniya-kaniya silang station. Isa lang ang NAGTOTOSTA saiyo.


Pag nasa loob ka tungki lang ilong ang nakapagitan saiyo at ang wall ng  loob ng machine. Sus, laking takot ko talaga.


Dahil meron namang bus sa ospital na dadaan sa aming bahay, nagpaiwan na ako sa aking brother na papasok sa trabaho. I can manage. 


Ang problema, hilo pa ako at di ko napansin at di ko alam na may bus pala doong iba ang destination. Dati kasi either ihatid ako ng aking kapatid ko o tumatawag ako ng service. 


Isang oras na hindi pa kami nakakarating sa aming lugar. Bakit marami kaming kasabay na SIGHTSEEING TOURS? NAWAWALA AKO. Tingin ako sa labas. Wala bang radio na pwede akong manawagan na ako ay nawawala?Yong bang Ka Pepe, sunduin mo ako dito sa istasyon at ako ay nawawala. yuk yuk yuk

Blind item na nakamulat na

Dear insansapinas,
Una ay pinahulaan kung sinong young actress ang buntis. Tinanong ang nanay. Hindi alam. Daw.


Ngayong alam na apat na buwan na, ang tanong sinong Ama?


Si Albie Casino?

o si jake estrada?

Parehong anak ng artista si Jake Estrada at Andi Eigenmann.


Si Jake ay anak ni Laarni Enriquez at ni former President Joseph Estrada.


Si Andi Eigenmann ay anak ni Mark Gil kay Jaclyn Jose.
Si Mark Gil ang kapatid ni Michael de Mesa at Cherie Gil na anak din ng parehong artista--si Eddie Mesa at Rosemarie Gil.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Skyflakes, Cat Food, Perfume and Engagement

Dear insansapinas,


Active ako sa College  noon sa mga drama, poetry reading at mga iba pang performing arts. (Pasensiya na kayo naka-activate ang buhatin-ang-sariling-bangko-kung-mabigat-o-walang bumubuhat button ko. Ahem)


 Stage actress kasi prof namin sa English kaya marami kaming ekstrakurikolar activities.  Nanalo nga akong Best Actress sa isang college fest namin  as a battered wife who snapped and killed the husband. Natural ang arte ko Virginia, noong  naloloka na. haahaha. Rekomendado nila ako sa isang acting classes/workshop pero hindi ako pumayag. Eh kung maging sikat ako.Poproblemahin ko pa ag pagbili ng sampaguita leis pag ako may mga appearance.  nyahaha. Yong kasama ko, ipinagpatuloy ang acting career niya. Ayun naging sikat as in sikat. 


 Ang paborito kong snacks noong nagrerehearse kami  ay Skyflakes. Kahit ngayon naman, bumibili ng Skyflakes ang brother ko sa Filipino store. Breakfast ko na yon with coffee or tea. Kaya pala madali akong mag-emote. Kasi sabi ni Rafa Santos. Rafa Santos WHO?


Siya ang anak ni Atty. Katrina Legarda na nagsabi:


Short film director Rafael Santos says he prefers theater actors over mainstream artists because, “You can feed them Sky Flakes three meals a day, and I pay them in cat food basically.”
Ang baba naman ng tingin mo sa mga artists Dung. Elitista ka talaga. Tseh.


Perfume and Engagement


Ngayon lang namin napagtanto na totoo pala ang tsismis na sa ibang mall na-pull- out na ang business ni Hayden, samantalang may ibang tindahang ayaw na ring magtinda ng kanyang produkto. Nakapapagod na raw bumugaw ng langaw.


 Gaano kaya kalalaki ang langaw? Kaya ba pinatutsadahan niya si Mega dahil mabenta at mura pa yong kaniyang pabango?

Pero kahit na bagsak na ang kaniyang negosyo, nakasandal pa rin siya sa pader lalo nga at engaged na sila ni Vicki Belo. Tsismosa ninyo uy.


Inamin ni Dra Vicki Belo na engaged na sila ng kanyang longtime boyfriend na si Hayden Kho Jr. Totoo kayang may magaganap na kasalanan sa darating na Nobyembre?
Sa ulat ni showbiz reporter Cata Tibayan, sinabi nito na very sweet ang controversial couple nang dumalo sa isang social event.
Dito ay sinagot ni Dra Vicki ang mga katanungan tungkol sa estado ng kanilang relasyon ni Hayden.

Eh ano nga ba ang pakialam natin kung doon siya maligaya. At least di na siya nagdedeny.


Pinaysaamerika 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kinesics

Dear insansapinas,


photocredit: MSNBC



Kinesics is the interpretation of body language such as facial expressions and gestures — or, more formally, non-verbal behavior related to movement, either of any part of the body or the body as a whole.


Aside from forensics, criminalists use kinesics in solving a crime by  interviewing suspects. The movements of the eyes. the hands or the entire body would give the persons who specialized in this tool of the "trade" some evidence whether the interviewee is being deceitful or holding back information. 


I am wondering therefore what kind of body language Abigail Valte exhibited when she's trying to defend her boss regarding the three cabinet members that he disliked because they only give him problems. Masyadong mababaw ang depensa. Pagkatapos biglang para siyang binagsakan ng hollow blocks sa sinabi ni Lacierda.


Ito ang mga sinabi niya:


Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino may have been trying to highlight the “good characteristics" of three other Cabinet officials when he made the claim last Thursday. ANO RAW? NAGPAPATAWA BA SIYA?


On Thursday, Aquino said “two to three" Cabinet secretaries kept giving him headaches for habitually bringing him “bad news" instead of solutions to problems. But Valte said Aquino may have been referring to the bad news brought by some secretaries and not the secretaries themselves.


TRYING HARD PA RIN ang depensa. O SIGE BIBIGYAN KA NG MEDALYA NIYAN.


Ito ang hollow blocks na ibinagsak ni Lacierda:


Three Cabinet members whom President Aquino said have been giving him headaches may get the ax, not for being harbingers of bad news but for incompetence.


Nag-uusap ba sila sa Communications Group? 


Pinaysaamerika

Monday, June 27, 2011

Blind Item for three little pigs

Dear insansapinas,
Minsan ang mga intriga laban sa mga kalaban ay ginagawang blind item para iwasan ang conrontation o demanda. Ang iba may katotohanan; ang iba naman ay pang-intriga lang. Tawag ng sumulat nito ay three musketeers. Ako naman, three little pigs. Parang this little pig went to market. This little pig stayed at home. This little pig had the roast beef and did not say Wwww all the way home.


BLIND eye muna tayo. Ang mga bida natin dito ay tawagin na lamang nating “The Three Musketeers” ng gobyerno.
Hindi po malayo sa showbiz ang mga bida natin dito dahil ang bawat isa sa kanila ay may konek sa industriya ng pelikula.
‘Yung isa na may mataas na posisyon ay may kadugo sa katsang telon. 

Nagtataka ang marami dahil ang daming babaing nali-link sa kanya pero lahat ay hindi nagtagal.
Ang pangalawa ay kahihiwalay lang sa asawa. Shocked ang lahat dahil ang alam ng lahat masaya silang nagsasama ng kaniyang misis.
Ang pangatlo, kababalik lang sa puwesto. Kahihiwalay din sa kanyang esmi.
Ngayon, mukhang may pagkakapareho ang kapalaran nila, noh?
Well, tropa sila hindi dahil sa pare-pareho ang istorya ng kanilang lovelife kundi iisa ang kanilang hilig…nota! Hahaha!
Kaya pala sila kampi-kampihan. Hehehe!
Itong pangalawang bida natin ay may modelong kachurvahan na dating taga-GMA 7. Maskulado at gwaping ang lalaki pero hindi sikat. Pinagselosan ito ng labis ng kanyang asawa kaya nauwi sa wala ang kanilang matrimonya.
Kung tatakbo uli siya sa puwesto niya ngayon, iyon ang hindi natin alam.
Samantala, itong pangatlong bida natin ay nakipagkalas sa misis n’ya dahil hindi feel ang dyug. Mas gusto pa raw nito ang magliwaliw kasama ang mga brusko sa gobyerno.
At ang mahilig sa tsiks kunong opisyal, susme! mas malambot pa sa dalawa niyang friends.
Sinetch?
Hala, sige, hula na at your own risk! Hahahaha!

SOURCE: Remate

Pinaysaamerika

Tuko and Facebook Friends

Dear insansapinas,
One thing that scared when I was a girl was the sound of Tuko, tuko, tuko. During the nights, you will hear the kuligligs, the frogs (ribitt, ribitt especially after the rain) and the tuko. 


The old folks scared me more when they told me that the instant, the tuko bites you, it will not let you go until you show it "isang bilaong ginto" That much? Where am I going to get the gold?

photocredit: pinoyboats

I left Bicol without seeing one; only the noise TUK-O.


According to the news, foreigners are willing to shell out $ 200,000 for a 400 gram tuko meat. The natives are now hunting for tuko that may result in its extinction. The amount must be too high just like the story of my grandmother about isang bilaong ginto. Some locals who are into illegal trading of tuko claimed that the going price for this moquito- and- other insects terminator  is only up to Php 75,000. Malaki pa rin yan ah. 


Here in the States where there are no house lizards, I mistook the Gecko, the supposed to be spokesman of a big insurance conpany for lizard. But this gecko is worth millions if not billions of dollars.


Friends in Facebook (forwarded by my brother).
A man who held a hostage for 16 hours updated his Facebook account during stand off. He added new friends and communicated with his friends listed in the Facebook. Parang gusto kong iuntog ang ulo ko. Pafacebook-facebook pa. 



Blind Item na OK lang

 Dear insansapinas,


MAG-ASAWANG DATING MAMBABATAS AT SIKAT NA PERSONALITY, NAG-PA-PLASTIKAN, PARA 'DI OBYUS NA HIWALAY NA,

(Kalat na kalat na sa talipapa, wala kayong "K" mag-deny...)
ni Lourdes Abenales, Bulgar

Para umano hindi ma-halatang hiwalay na ang mag-asawang kilalang pesonalidad, laging magka-dikit ang mga ito,

lalo na sa pag-pa-pakuha ng picture nang minsang dumalo ang mga ito sa isang special na okasyon ng isang mambabatas.

Ayon sa ating bubuyog, lagi umanong tina-tawagan ni babae ang kanyang mister na isang dating mambabatas kapag

may picture-taking sa nasabing okasyon at lagi silang mag-katabi sa pagpapa-picture.

Napag-u-usapan daw kasi sa nasabing okasyon ng ilang bisita na hiwalay na ang mag-asawang ito at para ma-tigil

umano ang chismis, tinawag ni babae ang kanyang mister (Dating mambabatas) at pina-upo sa kanyang tabi.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

You do not appreciate what your parents have done until you are in their shoes

Dear insansapinas,
I just talked with Tsikiting Gubat Girl yesterday  over the phone. She is in San Francisco pursuing her Graduate Studies. She said that she enroled in more units while working so she can finish by next year. Hirap daw.  It's okay, I told her. When I was taking up m MBA, I did not know what music was popular then; didn't watch TV and movies during the duration of the course. I had no social life except for end-of-the-trimester-get together organized by classmates who wanted to suck up with the professor.


My only difference with the Tsikiting Gubat Girl is that I was already married then and had a family to include in my responsibility.Siya boy friend pa lang na Fil-am at hindi marunong magTagalog. Kasama naman niya sa choir sa simbahan.


Studying-wise however, she has more passion than I had that except for an incident of diarrhea, she never missed school. Papasok yang may IV kung pwede lang. 


Ito siya noong graduation niya noong kinder. Pasaway pa rin.

Sinisilip niya ang laman ng coupon bond na nareceive niya sa stage. Kala niya may nakasulat na pangalan niya.

Tingin siya sa akin. Nadaya raw siya. Kita mo pati bangs ko ginagaya.

Para may pakinabang ginamit niyang telescope. nyahaha


Sana buhay pa ako paggraduate niya sa kaniyang Graduate Studies.
Ito na siya noong pumunta kami sa Universal Studios. Hindi niya kotse yan. Ang kotse niya (reklamo niya) ay isang turnilyo na lang ang nakakabit at magiging dinosaur na. Dati nga yata parte yon ng Transformer.  Kung makadrive kasi sa SF, pagsakay ako tawag ko lahat ang paborito kong Santo. 


Tsikiting Gubat Boy


Tsikiting Gubat Boy noong grumaduate ng nursery. Pati bangs ko ginagaya rin.

 Tsikiting Gubat Boy noong grumaduate sa College. nyahaha. kidding. Noong grumaduate ako sa MBA. Nakipag-unahan sa toga.
Noong grumaduate siya sa College, inofferan siyang magturo on the condition na magmamasters din siya. Wala namang makapagturo ng Application ng IT sa business kung hindi siya kaseh.

Kung mayroon akong hawak palagi noon ay camera. Minsan kaseh kahit biglang gising nagpapasikat.

Nahuhulog pa ang diapers niyan. hahaha


Kung hinahanap ninyo yong dalawa pang TGs. Wala silang retrato dahil lumaki sila sa kanilang mga magulang bago ko sila kinuha.
Parang pay forward ang ginawa ko sa pasasalamat sa mga taong tumulong sa aking matupad ang aking mga pangarap.


Pinaysaamerika

Blind Item na nakataas ang kilay


Dear insansapinas,

Hindi siya artista pero para siyang artistang mahilig sa mga pagpapaganda. Hindi ko sasabihin ang pangalan kaya lang assignment na ng mga nasa PHL. Masdan nila ang kung sino sa mga appointees (hindi elected) na ito ang di na gumagalaw ang kilay at siya ay maputi dahil gumagamit din siya ng pampaputi. 

Kilay ng appointee ni PNoy ‘di na gumagalaw sa sobrang botox Hindi lamang nagpapahid ng mga lotion na pampaputi sa balat ang ginagastusan ng appointee ni Pangulong Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III kundi sa pagpapabanat ng kanyang mukha at regular na pagpapa-derma bukod sa pag-inom ng gamot na nakakaputi.
Ito ang dagdag na impormasyon ukol sa appointee na ito sa isang mahalagang ahensya ng gobyerno na ayaw maarawan dahil tiyak na masisira ang kanyang kutis.
Ayon sa DPA ng TONITE, kahit may katandaan na ang appointee na ito as in senior citizen na, ayaw pa nitong isuko ang kanyang magandang kutis kaya naman naglalaan ito ng malaking halaga para hindi mangitim ang kanyang balat.
Nabatid ng DPA ng TONITE na hindi kuntento sa mga lotion ang mamang ito dahil umiinom pa ng gamot na ginagamit ng mga vain as in balidoso’t balidosa, para pumuti ang balat.
Hindi lamang puwedeng sabihin kung ano ang brand ng gamot na iniinom ng mamang ito pero epektibo dahil lalo itong pumuputi habang tumatanda kumpara sa kanyang mga kaklase na matatanda na ang itsura.
Pero hindi pa rin kuntento ang appointee na ito dahil hindi umano ito pumapayag na kumulubot ang balat sanhi ng kanyang katandaan, dahil mayroong itong suking doktor na nagbabanat sa kanyang balat.
Kapansin-pansin umano ang pagpapa-botox ng appointee na ito dahil walang kulubot sa mukha pero masama ang epekto dahil hindi gumagalaw ang kanyang kilay dahil sa sobrang pagbanat.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The People I want to meet in heaven

Dear insansapinas,

Two of the books that I treasured most are Tuesdays with Morrie and Five People I Met in Heaven, both by the same author Mitch Albom. Tuesdays with Morrie was a book that I read while taking care of my father-in-law who was then dying. By the way, his anniversary was a few days ago. He taught me several things in life without being preachy. Five People That I Met in Heaven was a book that was made into a movie starring John Voight, the father of Angelina Jolie. Among the people he met in heaven was a Filipina girl. All these people, he realized have significantly affected him. I too have a list of these people who in one way or another I met in my  journey in this  life. It made me realize that indeed God works in mysterious ways by sending us people when we need them at different stages of our life.

This morning while my brother drove me to the hospital, I remembered these people. They are not only five but more.They came at the point in my life when I was in need of someone to hold my hand and lead me where I should go.

1. Husband and Wife 

The husband was the principal in our school and his wife was my teacher in Vocational Arts. They were not even aware that they were helping the same girl who lost a father.

I was enjoying  scholarship in that private school because I maintained a certain average grade. My father died in February and in March I learned that I was awarded again the scholarship. But there was uncertainty if I could go back to school.  Although my mother received death benefits, she was reluctant to send us back to school and was contemplating on going back to Bicol since we did not have any relatives in that province. I can not blame her, she was left with eight children and was scared how she can manage us with our eldest still in the first year college. She believed that the money would not last long. She was a stay-at-home-mom.

Enrolment came. I went to school not to enrol but  to ask the principal if he could postpone my scholarship until I can afford to use it when I had money for stipend and books.

His was the kindest face that  I ever saw at that time when I was torn between disobeying my mom and hoping that she would change her decision.

The principal asked me to enrol. He said that he was going to take care of my books and stipends by recommending me to his friend. My mom allowed me to enrol but she said that she could not guarantee that we would stay.

The principal had a wife. She was teaching in the Vocational Arts. Rumor was, she made "pikot"  of her husband. She was really homely but she was a smart dresser. The former fiancee of the husband was renting in their big house. She was also a teacher. She was beautiful and she remained single all her life. May be my teacher  loved her husband very  much that she allowed them to see each other.

The principal and the wife rarely talked to each other. That was I was getting from the bunch of tsismosong students and teachers. The son was adopted ( he was too young a son for the couple that could be more of a grandson at their age.) 

But to me the couple was heaven sent. The teacher, knowing that I could not afford to buy materials for the projects in the class, she  gave me what I needed when she saw that I was good in arts. In vocational subjects, we were taught how to crochet (para bang ihahanda kami sa aming retirement na maggagantsilyo na lang sa tumba-tumba pag matanda na). I was also good in combination of colors and in drawing. (ahem, I was hoping to take Fine Arts when I grew up).


But as planned, my mother packed all our things and left for  Bicol after the school year. I never had the chance to say good bye to this couple before I left. Years passed and I went back to the school. The principal was already retired and took off while the wife died of illness. By that time, he too had gone to heaven.


2. The Fashionista

After spending a few months in Bicol and realized that even our relatives could not be expected to give a hand to help my mom raised us, she loaded us to the jeepney that she bought from the insurance and death benefits and braved the bitukang manok (this was a serpentine road in the Bicol Region) to bring us to Manila where she was sure that there were good schools where we could enrol.

After arriving in the city, she held a conference among us children that we should be helping each other. The elder ones, to look for jobs and enrol in the school (that was a tall order) and the young ones to be good in school. I suggested that I should apply for a bus conductor. hehehehe. My mother almost "choked" me. Ako na madaling mahilo sa sasakyan? Sabi niya, I should help take care of the young ones daw.

Eh pasaway nga. One day, I boarded a bus and tried to stand  the whole duration of the trip. Pag biglang hinto ng bus, tilapon ako either sa harap o sa likod. The driver was irritated why I could not  sit down when there were vacant seats. I could not tell him that I was trying to feel how it was to be a bus conductor. hahahaha.

But where is the fashionista?
Siya yong couturier na sinasabi ko. When I accompanied my cousin and her seamstresses to deliver dresses that she sew at home, I tagged along with them. The designer told my cousin that he liked me. My cousin naman did not think that it was with malice kasi nga bakla siya. Nakita raw niya na mukha aking mabait (lalo pag tulog, toinkk and saw me I was engrossed in looking at his workers designing clothes with beads, appliques and ribbons. Ano ako, pusa na gusto na lang ampunin?)( Nandoon pa rin ang aking love sa Arts, ahem).

He took me under his wings and taught me how to design, where to haggle fabrics in Divisoria and how to speak the kapatiran's Lingo. Chos. After a few months, I was already limp wristed and my hips were swaying like a pendulum. Color me Mini-masquerading bakla.  But he allowed me to continue my studies. 

He did not only teach me about life; he intimated to me how he struggled to be accepted by his family; how he made "takas " from his arranged wedding and how he broke his heart several times for loving men who were just after the money.

I had to leave him to concentrate in my studies later. That was after his boylet of several years took a wife and he adopted the baby of his househelp. When I came back after years, the shop was gone and no one can tell me where he moved.

3. The Executive Secretary

She was the old woman I was talking about in my other article (Inggit). When she received the poison letter from my traidor na friend and kaklase, instead of forwarding it to the President who already accepted me to teach, she gave it to me and warned me to be careful with friends. While I was a newbie in the university which I found out was also full of intrigues and backbiting people, she was watching my back. Sabi niya, mukha raw ako kasing NAIVE. She retired after a few more years and may have died due to old age.

4. The Boss

Blind Item na hindi na kumakanta

Dear insansapinas,

Totoo kaya ito? 
Marahil hindi na siya masyadong kilala ng mga kabataan ngayon pero active pa rin ang mga kasabayan niya. Siya ba ang may dating asawa na paborito ko  na nagkaroon din ng cancer at nagpagamot sa California bago namatay? Hindi naman kasi ako mahilig manood ng mga concerts sa Pinas kahit dito sa States at lalong hindi ako tumitili. Minsan libre pa ang ticket lalo pag  walang bumili masyado ng ticket ng concert. Pagdating diyan sa Pinas, kuntodo ang balita ay succesful ang concert.


(Tuluyan na bang nawasak ang kanyang buhay?)


Tinilian noon ng mga kababaihan at ng mga kabadingan ang may edad nang male singer ngayon. Konting kaway lang
niya, ma-la-lakas na sigawan na ang maririnig mo. Ganu'n nga siya ka-sikat noon at ka-guwapo para maging idolo rin
siya ng mga kolehiyala.


Miyembro siya ng isang sumikat na grupo ng mga machong kalalakihan. Puro matitikas ang kanilang pangangatwan,
bukod pa sa mga makikisig sila, kaya kinabog nila noon ang kahit anong grupo.


Ang iba niyng mga kasamahan ay nasa ibang bansa na, ang iba naman ay nan-dito pa rin pero puro may edad na sila
at naglakihan na rin ang mga katawan na bumura sa kanilang kamachuhan.

Friday, June 24, 2011

What is the difference between elected and appointed?

Dear insansapinas,


Minsan nafifieel ko ang mga reporters/bloggers  o journalists na nagsulat akala nila bobo lahat ang nagbabasa. Kagaya nitong balitang ito:

Kaso, too late na when Ruffa discovered that her  U.S. visa, which was ‘stamped’ sa dati niyang passport, still bore tha name “Sharmaine (her real first name) Bektas.” 
Supposedly nga naman, divorced kundi man annulled na siya from husband Yilmaz Bektas.
Kaya wala na siyang karapatang ‘gamitin’ pa ang apelyido nito.
Her two daughters still use their dad’s surname.
AT SINO NAMAN ANG NAGSABI SA KANIYA NA PAGDIVORCE NA ANG ISANG TAO, HINDI NA PWEDENG GAMITIN ANG APELYIDO NG ASAWA at ng anak ?

Sigurado naman hindi ito annulment dahil kung magbabasa siya sa isang diyaryo, alam niyang hindi pa granted ang annulment nito


Elected or appointed? 

I am proud when Pinoys achieve something in their adoptive country but to hype it that will border from misinformation to lie just to make an impression is one thing that I am not comfortable with especially if the news is not corrected to reflect the truth.

What is the difference between elected and appointed? Appointed is when someone  points at you and says Ok you get the position while elected is when the people go to the precinct and write your name for a position that you run for. hahaha

In Hercules (saan yon? it is a small town in Costa County where most of the residents are Filipinos. I've never heard about it when I was still in SF) and some cities in California like Daly City (adobo city) and Colma where the dead outnumbered the living, (it is a cemetery Virginia) ,mayors are not elected. During election, only councilors are elected by popular votes and from among the winners a city council is formed. From among the council members, they appoint the vice-mayor and mayor to hold the position for four years. The mayor appointed this year was Joanne Ward who was ousted by recall votes due to a scandal. 



This is a misleading news as far as I am concerned. http://www.gmanews.tv/story/224175/pinoy-abroad/pinay-elected-mayor-of-hercules-city-in-california


With proper motivation, Filipinos can excel in whatever field anywhere in the world. Such is the case of Myrna Lardizabal-de Vera, who was recently elected mayor of Hercules City in California.



The July Effect


Dear insansapinas,

Katatapos ko lang magpaschedule ng MRI. Kahapon ko lang nakuha ang doctor's request na isang Linggo ko yatang finollow-up bago naipadala a akin. Buti di pa nakalimutang ilagay ang number ng bahay. Noong minsan, hindi nailagay, buti na lang notorious ako sa postman dahil kung minsan di ko natatanggap ang mail na ineexpect ko kaya nailagay sa aming mail box. Sa isip niya siguro ah ito yong pasaway. 

Pag paschedule lang mahahigh blood pa rin ako. Sus. Pero as usual dahil ako ay Reyna ng Tupperware, panay parin ang sabi ko ng Thank You, I appreciate your assistance. Plastic spoon, fork,knife at plastic baso.  Please paki spray ako ng tubig na may lysol. Tseh.

Tapos nabasa ko ito. 

If you're going to get hospitalized this summer, try not to do it in July. That appears to be the month when fatal medication errors in hospitals spike, new research suggests.
At least, that's what researchers found for patients treated in areas with teaching hospitals -- those hospitals in major centres where new medical school graduates start to learn about work on the front lines.
Researchers are calling the spike "the July effect" and they say it looks like it's linked to new, inexperienced doctors entering residency programs at hospitals.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blind Item na trying hard

Dear insansapinas,


FEMALE TV HOST, ECHOSERA!
 Nakaka-loka naman ang female TV host na ito. Kahit ano kasing gawin niyang pagpapa-kontrobersiya lately ay hindi na talaga siya kinakagat ng mga tao. Napagod na rin siguro sila sa ka-lukresyahan nito.

Marami siyang ipinangako sa tamubayan a few months ago at lahat ng ito ay mukhang hindi na niya mapanindigan.
Napakarami na naming na-ka-kausap na totally ay nawalan na ng amor sa kanya. Hindi na siya cute.

At the end of the day

Dear insansapinas,




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Me: Hilew
Friend: Ano yan umiiyak ka? (Panay kasi ang shnghot ko).
Me: OO.
Friend: Bakit?
Me: Kasi namatay si Prentiss.
Friend: Kaibigan mo? 
Me: Hindi.
Friend: Bakit ka umiiyak, sino ba siya?
Me: Hindi mo siya kilala? Siya yong isa sa mga behavior profiler sa Criminal Minds.
Friend: Ha? Suminghot din siya. Totoong patay o sa series lang.
Me: Sa Series lang. Finale kasi.
Friend: Padadalhan kita ng money order. Bumili ka ng kausap mo ha. Tseh. 
TOINK TOINK TOINK


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War freak ang mga gobyerno ngayon. Noong isang Linggo, pinalutang nila ang relic na barko dahil sa issue ng Spratly.


Ngayon naman, nagdeklara sila ng giyera sa water hyacinths.

Aquino leads ‘war vs water hyacinths


Ano naman kaya ang palulutangin? O may mga nakalutang na. Ewww.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Blind Item na sumisigaw

 Dear insansapinas,
Hindi ko malaman bakit ang mga celebrities na ito na dating mga may pera ay nauuwi sa kawawang buhay. 

 Tingnan natin kung mahulaan ninyo ito. Kung totoo man ito, wala kayang tumulong sa kaniya.

LEGENDARY TV PERSONALITY, STREET SWEEPER NA LANG SA KYUSI!

How tragic to know that a once highly influential ang ostensibly dripping with money personality, a legendary
teevee host as a matter of fact, is now ignominiously reduced to being a lowly Metro Manila aide whose main
preoccupation in life is sweeping the dusty streets of Timog Avenue up to Tomas Morato!

"Puwede kitang samahan for interview but I'm sure 'di mo na siya makikilala sa sobrang kapayatan niya," so says
seasoned director Bing Santos, whose last movie was Green Paradise that was starred in by the highly controversial
Cristine Reyes.

"Sobrang payat na talaga ni Tito P, who's suffering now from a worsening case of diabetes and pancreas ailment."

Inggit at si Tsikiting Gubat

Dear insansapinas,

Bata pa si tsikiting gubat noon. Hindi pa nag-aaral. Nagsimula na akong magturo. Natanggap ako nang ako ay mag-apply at mismong Presidente ang nagrekomenda sa akin para magmasters. Mabait ang kaniyang executive secretary. Mabait din daw ang mukha ko. Ahem. Parang di makabasag ng palayok. yuk yuk yuk.
Kailangan kong maghanap ng matitirhan na malapit sa trabaho para madali akong makauwi, Isang yaya lang ang kasama ni Tsikiting gubat.
Tamang-tama naman ay nagtanan ang kaklase ko sa college at iniwanan ang kaniyang nakakatandang kapatid sa malaking bahay nila na nag-iisa. Inalok ako ng kapatid niya na doon na lang ako mangupahan. Hige. Galit siya sa kapatid niya. Nag-asawa ng hindi tapos ng high school at isa pa nga ay hindi natanggap magturo sa universidad nainaplayan namin ng sabay. 


Dahil dito ay medyo naghirap siya. Madalas siya sa bahay para humingi ng tulong sa kaniang kapatid. Minsan pinatawag ako ng executove secretary ng Presidente. Tinanong ako kung kaibigan ko si_______. Sabi ko oo naman kasi inirekomenda ko pa siya sa pinasukan ko noon. Pinakita niya sa akin ang sulat ng paninira ng aking kaibigan. Inggit. Minsan dumalaw silang ma-asawa. Pag-alis nila may sunog ng sigarilyo ang aking couch. Evil.


Isang gabi ay may mga lalaking pumasok sa bahay. Nakilala ko na mga kamag-anak nila. Pinagsisira ang mga kagamitan ko. Walang ginawa ang matanda. Sabi niya kasi suwerte ng kapatid niya kinuha ko. Huh?
Nang tangka nilang manakit, kinuha ko ang itak sa aming kusina at para akong si Diegong Tabak na nagsisigaw. O di pulasan sila. Kinabukasan, dinala ko sa barangay captain ang kaso at itinuloy ko rin sa korte. Talo sila. Naacquit lang yong matanda dahil sa edad.


Lumipat ako ng bahay sa labas ng siyudad. Isang compound yan na may gate. Ang anak ng may-ari ay maghapon sa bahay na parang sikyu. Matandang dalaga kasi. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blind Item ng mga Reyna at Bituin

Dear insansapinas,
Sa US pag hindi expert o authority ang nag-eendorse ng products, meron silang disclaimer na actor o actress lang ang nasa commercial. 


photocredit: msnbc 
Sa Pilipinas halos celebrity ang mga endorser ng mga produkto at malalaki ang mga bayad sa kanila. Kaya palakasan silang makakuha ng endorsement.

PAK: Napapanood na ngayon ang bagong TV commercial ng isang produktong pang-kusina na kung saan ini-endorse ito ng apat na malalaking artista.
Ang isang version ay pinagsamahan ng dalawang box-office actress kasama ang kanilang anak.
Ang isa naman ay tandem ng dalawang kontro*bersiyal na TV at movie personality na ina rin pero ’di kasama ang kanilang anak.
Totoo kayang hindi magkasama na kinunan ang dalawang kontrobersiyal na TV at movie personality na ito dahil ayaw ng isa sa kanila na magkasabay silang kinukunan?

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Victims of Facebook

Dear insansapinas,


Millions of facebookers from the US closed their accounts while more than 100 k in UK logged off permanently from Facebook. Privacy scare and boredom were the reasons cited.


In the Philippines there were two victims in a span of less than a week by the persons they met thru the social networking. 


First it was Ricky Rivero, the director/actor who nearly lost his life to a  man he just  met for a few months and now it is a 41 year old call center human resources specialist.The weapons used were knives. Kung baril nga naman, maririnig ng kapitbahay not unless meron silang silencer. Pinagkakainteresan lang naman ay ang lap top.


Here is an excerpt of the news:
Halos gumuho ang mundo ni Aling Norma Dominguez nang makita sa kabaong ang anak na si Malou Dominguez-Laquindanum, human resource specialist ng isang call center sa Maynila.Duguan at nakatali ang mga kamay nang madiskubre si Malou sa boarding house sa Mandaluyong pasado alas-11 ng gabi noong Sabado. Dalawampu’t apat na saksak sa katawan ang pumatay sa biktima.
Sa status message niya, pasado alas-5 ng Sabado, naghahanda umano siya ng hapunan para sa boyfriend na si "Rafi " at sa mga kaklase nito. Alas-6:23 ng gabi ng Sabado, nabanggit niya ang pagdating ni Rafi. Tumugma naman ito sa kwento ng mga kapitbahay ni Malou.
"Alam ko, two weeks lang more or less, or although baka may prior nag-usap na sila sa chat," ani Eman.

Blind Item na kumekendeng kaliwa't kanan

Dear insansapinas,
Galing sa Business Mirror. OO Virginia, lahat ay interesado sa BI.Sa board room, sa faculty room, sa beauty saloon at sa kumbento ng mga manang. Wisikan ng...suka.



Who is this hunky politician?The purveyors of gossips are now pontificating that this hunky politician who is said to be a skirt chaser has now gone to the other side of the sexual meadows.

A Year After

Dear insansapinas,
Noong nakaraan  ay bangkang papel. Ngayon naman ay tuwid na daan.  Ang mga gagamba talaga pag humabi ng mg gimik at ng propaganda slogan, nakakaINIS.


Tuwid na daan?
A year after, nagkalat ang mga Kaibigan...


Ang mga kaklase
At ngayon ay mga kabarilan ...

Ang budget na ipinasa ay pwedeng makaatake sa puso sa sobrang taba.

Ang laki kasi ng pork ...barrel. Sarap na sarap ang mga baboy.



Inakala nila na ang pagbigay ng mahigit isanlibo isang pamilya ay makakabawas ng kahirapan. Sinong teacher nila sa economics?


Habang hindi nila alam ang kanilang gagawin, para bang huh? Pagnagkamali sila ay kapit tuko sa kanilang pwesto dahil alam nilang ipagtatanggol sila.



May mga bagong panganak na mga buwaya. Mas matindi. Wala pang isang taon, milyon-milyon na ang makurakot.