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Monday, October 31, 2011

The Last Words of Steve Jobs, Oh Wow, Oh Wow, Oh Wow

Dear insansapinas, 


It was published that Steve Jobs died peacefully. His sister, a famous writer said in her eulogy that Steve Jobs had three last words before he died. 

Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times.
Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.
Steve’s final words were:
OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.
Jobs' sister  interpreted it as an achievement as he worked for it.


I have a different view about the words. It is a form of surprise; an expression of delight to witness something beyond the grasp of ordinary mortals.


If I may guess, it could have been the light that people encounter in that other realm.


If you have experienced NDE (near-death-experience) you would know what I am referring too. The light is so intense but it is not hot. Unfortunately when I experienced it, I did not see beyond the light since I was back to earth after a few seconds. Must have been a  glitch in the database of St. Peter's computer. wheeheehe. Baka di suot ang salamin, mali ang napiling pangalan.  O pinahiram lang sa akin ang life extension ko with interest and taxes like the Peace bonds. toinkz.


But not all see the light because they are not ready to go.


Pinaysaamerika

The Seventh Billion Baby and things which made me laugh

Dear insansapinas,


A Pinay baby was chosen by the United Nations to be one of of the symbolic seventh babies. The actual is not known although they expected him/her to be born in India or China.


Danica Camacho, a second baby in the family was given chocolate cake ( hindi pa naman makakain yon ah) and a gift certificate for baby shoes. Kaliit naman.
Why the Philippines? RH Bill anyone? 
Although the world population already reaches  billion, there are 75 countires whose population growth is on the decline. 


The sixth billion baby, Adnan was born in 1999. That is two years more than a decade to produce one billion. The 5th billion baby was Matej Gaspar who was born in 1987. 


Things that made me laugh


1. Deles said the 5 million pesos given to the MILF will be audited. 
Ano siya masaya. Sinong Auditor and matapang na mag-aaudit noon?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Film Center, Ghosts. White Ladies and Pumpkin

Dear insansapinas,


Ang Film Center ay tinuturing na isa sa mga haunted places sa Pilipinas dahil sa mahigit na isandaang construction workers na namatay dito noong ito ay madaliang inihahabol sa deadline. Ang balita ay maari pang nailigtas ang mga tao pero dahil ang recue ay dumating siyam na oras makalipas, kaya nalibing ng buhay ang mga biktima. Pero sa nakaraang pagsisiyasat, lahat daw ng namatay ay nakuha at nabigyan ng nararapat na libing. Quick drying cement?


Ang sabi ng mga psychic ang mga multo raw dito sa Film Center ay di mapahinga at nagyayaya pa ng mga kapareho nilang mga espiritu na naghahanap ng hustisya.


Pero marami rin silang tinanggihang makasama. Yon ay ang mga ghost employees, ghost contractors, ghost pensioners at ghost purchases. Madadaya raw kasi. BWAHAHAHA.


White Ladies


Bawa't bansa ay may kuwento tungkol sa White Lady. Kaya tawag dito ay White Lady dahil ito ay nakaputi.


Ang tanong, bakit ito nakaputi? Kasi kung hindi sila magpuputi, hindi sila makikita sa dilim. Balita ko nga gagawin silang endorser ng sabong panlaba at skin whitener. BWAHAHAHA


Pumpkin


Noong unang panahon, hindi pumpkin ang ginagamit pag Halloween kung hindi turnip. Kaya lang pagpunta ng mga immigrants mula Ireland at Scotland, wala silang makuhang turnip so pumpkin na lang ang ginamit nila.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Do the departed relatives watch over their loved ones?

Dear insansapinas, 


I must have written this somewhere in my blog but this is the continuation of my blog about the family tradition during All Saints' Day. 


I was already married then and was residing separately from my siblings and mother so I also prepared a food offering for  my father and grandpa and whoever they would bring along. 


After a few hours. I was about to blow the candle so that I can retire to bed when I noticed that the sweet rice cake formed a face. Two eyes, a mouth and a nose. Interesting. I turned it over and I found that the same facial impression on the other side. I got goosepimples.


I could not sleep. Someone was stalking me. My dad. He was warning me about a person. He gave me his name. It was a deception intended for a member of the family.


I can remember that it was a Wednesday. My father asked me to visit our house. I did during the weekend. I learned that on Wednesday, someone manifested thru simultaneous knocks on the doors of the bedrooms. 


Then I met the person. His name was the same name given to me by my father. 


The problem began and was solved thru the messages of my father. It was a nightmare that soon was forgotten by the family as if it did not happen.


After the incident, I started asking if the dead person does not really leave his loved ones after all. He is still there to watch over them.


When I was new in the States, I felt so homesick and alone that I fall asleep depressed. It was this night when my father would appear in my dream assuring me that I am not alone.


Now, he seldom manifests. Baka pagod na or because my mom took over.


It was my mother who warned me that the ceiling of the apartment in LA where I temporarily resided was going to be rain-soaked and that water was going to drip on my bed. It was also who forewarned me that there will be problem in my travel to the Philippines with regards schedules and misplaced luggage.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ang mga Aswang at Show Business

Dear insansapinas,


1. Hindi raw hiwalay si Claudine Barreto at Raymart Santiago. Dahil ba sa product endorsements na pampamilya.  Dito sa States, pagnasangkot ka sa iskandalo, tanggal ang endorsement mo. Di ba Tiger Woods? 


2. Luhaan pa siya nang sabihin niyang may kanser ulit ang kaniyang asawa pero nakangiti siya nang nagbigay siya ng party sa birthday niya.  That's show business folks. Minsan pati pagkakasakit ng mahal sa buhay ginagamit na gimik. Buti na nababanggit ng isang sikat na TV host ang nanay niyang maysakit daw para lang mapagtakpan ang pagkakawala niya ng kaniyang programa. Tseh. 


3. Gustong palabasin ng isang sikat na female TV host na siya ang dahilan bakit naghihiwalay ang magkasintahan. Sobra naman yon. Dahil lang sa text sa ex, hihiwalayan ka ng boyfriend mo? Ang selosan naman ay hindi maalis sa relasyon. Pag wala yan, walang pag-ibig. Ahem. 


Mga Aswang
Pinagkakakuwarthan ang mga paranormal elements tuwing Undas kagaya ng aswang sa Pinas, werewolf, vampire at zombie sa ibang bansa ng mga nasa show business. Sa TV dito ay maaring supernatural-inspired theme na mga series.


Ang tanong ay may aswang ba talaga? Oo naman. Pero wala ka nang makikita sa siyudad at kahil nasa mga probinsiya. Baka nasa liblib na pook na lang sila at umiiwas na sa kabihasnan.


IBa ang asawang sa manananggal. Ang aswang ay di lumilipad kaya hindi ito pwedeng masabit sa mga kuryente ng elektrisidad. Ito ay nakakapagbago ng anyo. Pwedeng baboy, aso o kung gutong lumipad ay nagpapalit ito ng anyo bilang ibon.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Steve Jobs tried herbal remedies, acupuncture and Psychic consultation


Dear insansapinas.


Alternative healing methods
His biography tells the readers how difficult Steve Jobs was as a patient. Instead of undergoing surgery in 2003 when the tumor was discovered, he used other alternative healing methods to the point of consulting a psychic.And this was not his desperate recourse.


Former Apple chief Steve Jobs was notoriously difficult, not least as a cancer patient, it turns out.
After discovering in October 2003 that he had a pancreatic tumor, he put off the surgery that doctors recommended to see if a "few other things would work," Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson (TIME's former managing editor) — "other things" like a vegan diet, acupuncture, herbal remedies and other alternative therapies, even psychic consultation.
State-of-the-art-cancer-treatment 


A billionaire who can afford the state of the art cancer treatment, Jobs after trying other things was prevailed on to undergo surgery in 2004  but unfortunately the cancer has already spread to his liver. It was just a matter of nine months. 
Jobs was among the first 20 people in the world to have a complete sequencing of all of the genes of his cancer tumor, and of his normal DNA. In this way, his medical team could choose specific drugs targeted at the molecular pathways that were promoting the abnormal growth of cancer cells. "I'm either going to be one of the first to be able to outrun a cancer like this, or I'm going to be one of the last to die from it," Jobs told Isaacson.
Spirituality


From a non-believer, he started believing in God when he was diagnosed with cancer. Like in foxholes, there  are also no atheists among cancer patients.  

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Entertainment Galore

Dear insansapinas,

Buhay ang show biz ngayon. Daming hiwalayan.


Una si Shaina Magdayao  at si John Lloyd Cruz. Selos ang dahilan.
Ikalawa. Natanggap na ni KC Concepcion na talagang walang kiber sa kaniya ang kaniyang boypren na si Piolo Pascual. (May pag-asa na naman si Biyay) kaya lang ang kalaban niya ay CC. Taga call center daw.


Hiwalay na rin daw si Christopher de Leon at si Sandy Andolong. Ngayon pa.


Pero ang pinakamatunog na balita ay ang hiwalayan ni Raymart Santiago at Claudine Barreto dahil may limang milyon ang halagang involved. WOW. Sayang ang multi million nilang kasal five years ago.


Bakeeet?

Dear insansapinas,

Bakit nagbabayad tayo para manood ng horror movies para takutin natin ang sarili natin? Ngiiii
Bakit kung kailan nag-iisa ang actress at actor sa pelikula saka sila nanonood ng horror movies sa kanilang DVD player?
Bakit nanonood tayo ng tungkol sa multo pero marami naman ang hindi naniniwala?
Bakit nanonood tayo ng horror movies pero nakapikit naman tayo pag nakakatakot na? 
Bakit ba ako nanood ng horror movie ngayon ay pangkaraniwan na sa akin ang mga nagbubukas-sarang pinto, mga yabag na pabalik-balik at umiikot na silya. BAKEEET?

For days now, I have been researching on the history of our place. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Excuse me and Nepotism

Dear insansapinas,

Excuse me?
I called the pharmacy this morning for the refills of my meds. The pharmatech told me that the prescriptions of  my doctor have expired. My prescriptions for my regular meds are good for one year. I advised the lady to call my doctor since I already informed them of the expiry dates. The lady responded, I am going to
fu#k them. What? I am going to fu#k them, Oh you mean you are going to FAX them.


Muntik nang dumugo ang aking tainga. Naalala ko noong FOB din ako. Iba ang pronunciation ko sa mga pangalan kaya di ako maintindihan. Kagaya ng Balboa. Yong pala ay BALBOOO. Toinkzzz.


Nepotism
In the episode of the Good Wife last Sunday, the junior partner was given the task of interviewing and selecting an applicant for the law firm. She chose two ladies and she recommended the one who she thought is more qualified. She was surprised when a senior partner approached him to nag her that she should have recommended the other one who is his niece.


In the committee of hiring, the senior partner did all his best to have his niece selected by his peers.
The junior partner was disappointed with him and his fellow associates.


It just goes to show that nepotism is a reality in any country, any firm whether private or government.


I have worked with these kinds of employees whose only qualification is to have the same DNA with the owners or top officials.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Think

Dear insansapinas,


HR Practices
I was in high school  then when a close friend confided to me that his father just lost his job but was accepted in another company. I can not understand why she's sad when his father was able to find a job in barely a month.


She said that the new company is still owned by the old company. It is a strategy to make their old employees sign another employment contract as if they arr new hires. The benefits may also accrue to them after two or three years which could give a lot of savings for the old company.  The separation pay given to these employees may be recouped from the savings obtained from decreased number of years of service.


Brilliant idea. Para tuloy gusto kong lumipad sa eruplano.


Discrimination


Companies can discriminate in accepting new employees without being obvious. Employers avoid hiring women with little children. But they won't tell you that and they have no way of knowing that from your resume. So some HR interviewers will go as far as walking the applicants to their cars to check whether they have baby car seats or signs that there are babies in the family.


In the Philippines, they may ask the applicants. 


When I applied for a job when I was a new graduate and a young mother, they didn't ask me. They did not even bother to ask me if I was married. They thought that as young as I was, I still was single.  The manager trusted the CPA under retainer who did the interview. It was only when I left the kob when manager realized that I was already "double". Balak pa raw niyang ligawan ako. Bwahahaha.




This article of Angela Stuart-Santiago  reminds me of the movie rules of engagement where tommy lee jones acted as a lawyer of a bemedalled colonel (samuel l. jackson) who was put to trial when he ordered his troops to fire at civilians who stormed the embassy in a third world country.


it turned out that these civilians(women and children including the physically disabled) were armed with high calibre weapons and did the shooting. After they  all died, these weapons were collected by the rebels to make it look like a massacre.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Smart Babies, Ridiculous Adults

Dear insansapinas,
Destroying the Evidence



One of the babies escaped from the crib. The mother put her back. Once her mother left the room, he escaped again and destroyed the evidence--the camcorder. hohoho
When I was preschooler, I used to escape from the watchful eyes of my cousin-nanny.The seashore was just across our house. I liked digging the small holes in the sand where you can find live small clams.


One time, my mother almost caught me. I got a few clams in my pocket. In the kitchen, I found a small bowl, put little water in it with the clams and hid it behind the earthen water jar.


My mother kept on asking my cousin about the bowl. You see when clams die, they stink. And that was how they found the evidence that instead of taking a nap that afternoon, I was out getting clams,


Ridiculous Baby Products
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In case, you need to go to the bathroom and no one would hold your baby for you, this harness comes handy.


And I thought my elderly cousin was weird. To humor his  stressed wife, he would hang his baby on the wall using the baby's diapers and shirts. The more, his wife became stressed. That baby is already an adult and he would laugh on the craziness of his father.



If you are here in the US, you must have seen the commercial for an expensive toy that teaches babies to clap. And I thought babies do not need to be taught how to clap. It comes naturally.


But anyway, the baby model in the commercial has still to be coaxed by the adults to follow the toy in clapping. 

The ad ended where the baby was biting the ears of the stuffed toy.
The baby is definitely in its hands- to- mouth development stage. Everything that he can get hold of goes to his mouth.  

Ridiculous Ad
This is not a toy but an ad. The baby's picture is being sent to relatives via email. The model is shown in a walker travelling in highways with the cars, trucks and bicycles. This is to show how fast the picture reaches the destination. Fine. But the last frame shows that the parents are fussing over baby's picture while the baby is trying to reach the wooden rails  that secured the elevated place where the family was supposed to be enjoying the site below.

Who are the  stupid parents who would put their  baby close to the rail where there is a possibility that he might fall in the ravine. Granting that the  background is not the real thing, still it shows that the parents are endangering the baby.

 Pinaysaamerika

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Are You Going To Live and Marriage of Convenience

Dear insansapinas, 


Are you going to live?
Last Thursday, punta ako sa podiatrist. Isa siyang doctor na ang specialization ay sa mga paa. Rekomendasyon ng aking primary health care provider noon pang early part ng 2011 pero dahil inuna ko ang aking surgeries sa cancer, idinefer ko muna. Isa sa mga itinatanong, either sa questionnaire o ng doctor kung ano ang mga gamot na iniinom, kung kinatay ka na (surgery) at ang family history kung hero or heroine ang iyong ninuno. (guffaw).


So tanong sa akin ng doctor kung kailan ang latest surgery ko. Sabi ko noong March. Tinanong niya kung saan. Sabi ko sa liver. Nang malaman niya sa liver, tanong niya so are you going to live? TOINKZZZ.
Malay ko. Malay mo at malay nila. 


Tapos binalutan niya ng bandage ang aking paa. Kasi naman yong paa ko, noong malaman yatang pupunta ako sa podiatrist, sumakit naman. Kaya ngayon nakaankle brace ako. Sabi niya okay naman ang aking paa. Okay naman ang blood circulation. Limang taon pa lang naman ang diabetes ko. Yong daw ibang pasyente niya 35 years na. Ngiiiii. At siyempre, pinutulan niya ang aking mga kuko sa paa. Dapat daw siya puputol noon dahil risky pag sa pedicurist o kaya DIY (do-it-yourself). 


Marriage of Convenience
Bakit naman kailangan pang interviewhin at tanungin si Cora Pastrana (ang babaeng pinakasalan ni Raymond Bagatsing) kung marriage of convenience ang kanilang kasal. Parang signage sa Hollywood. Yon ang lalaki ng letra. Sino naman kasi ang aamin na marriage of convenience yan, eh pag nabasa yan o may magsumbong sa INS, lagot sila. Except ang US citizen. Ang asawa lang niya ang mapaparusahan pag nalamang sham marriage yon.


Maraming mga Filipino ang nakakalimot na wala ng barrier ngayon ang communication. Kung noon naitatago pa ng mga ta-artits ang kanilang mga sekreto pag nasa abroad na sila, ngayon ay hindi na. 


Hindi raw niya penitition ang kaniyang asawa. So how did he get his green card. Thru employment? Kung employment yan, sinong employer ang nagpetition for green card. More than three years ang kailangan para sa ganitong petition. Ang working visa ay good for three years only at may chance na marenew ng another three years habang hinihintay ang green card.  Family-based? Sinong kamag-anak ang nagpetition? 


Ang pinakamadali talaga ay ang pag-aasawa ng isang US citizen dahil kahit overstaying tourist ka ay mapapatawad yon lahat except kung merong kaso o kaya ay nagsinungaling kung paano nakarating sa States. Kagaya ng kaibigan ng kaibigan ko na kahit nag-asawa ng US cit. hindi pa rin siya nabigyan ng green card dahil hindi niya masagot bakit kailangan niyang magpapolitical asylum.


For an alien who married a US citizen, it takes three years to get the permanent green card and there are papers that the petitioning spouse has to sign so that the beneficiary of the petition will be able to get the permanent green card. Before this, temporary green card lang ang ibinibigay.  If they divorce in less than three years, the green card holder can not apply for US citizenship. He has to wait for 2 years more.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Welcome Party in Hell

Dear insansapinas,
Despots or tyrants come and go; as to how their lives ended we can not help but ask did they suffer ? If not, are they suffering in hell right now?


There must be gnashing of teeth and screaming in agony to welcome Ghadafi in hell  by  the world's worst tyrants  who were responsible for the death of so many lives. Let us take a look at the top three  who were selected according to the number of people who died during their reigns.


1. Mao Tse Tung- 49 to 78 million deaths
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His Great Leap Forward claimed as much as 20 million lives due to mass starvation. The program was meant to accelerate industrialization of China at the expense of the farm produce. People who were scared to be punished produced steel products from out of their household items made of steel. The goal was not achieved since the steel was not of good quality. There were no food and  money.


His second program was cultural revolution which sent professionals from the city to the provinces to become farmers. It claimed million deaths too.


As to his death, the book written by his personal physician  The Private Life of Chairman Mao,  claims that Mao chain smoked cigarettes, never bathed or brushed his teeth, rarely got out of bed, was addicted to sleeping pills and had a large number of sexual partners from whom he contracted venereal disease.It was rumored that he was already for weeks or months before they announced the death.


2. Josef Stalin-23 million people
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His economic policy led to famine that killed millions of people. His Great Purge killed another several million people who opposed him.


His death:
He was discovered lying on the floor with his undershirt soaked in urine after he failed to come out of the bedroom the day after he had dinner with friends.  He never recovered and died at age 74. His death was diagnosed as cerebral hemmorhage.


3. Adolf Hitler - 17 million people




 Hitler's racially motivated policies resulted in the deaths of as many as 17 million people, including an estimated six million Jews and between 500,000 and 1,500,000 Roma targeted in the Holocaust.


 His death:
He committed suicide together with his wife Eva Braun.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Signs of the Times

Dear insansapinas, 
I am  not referring to the revised apocalypse date of Camping, October 21, 2011. Camping is not a happy camper since the end of the world that he prophesied did not happen last May. The cancellation of his radio program was attributed to his stroke but people who saw him said that there was no telltale signs that he was recuperating.


This is Hollywood. errrm.


Don't be fooled. That's just a billboard and not the real thing. But you have to get to the top via  a long  escalator in order to get your photo taken here. Wait until you have it by yourself. Tough luck if you have acrophobia.
Ackshually, I just want to show you the Hollywood signage.


Yan ang gagayahin ng Batangas para sa Taal.



Negative reactions ang isinalubong sa planong ito. Labasan naman ng photoshop. Ako rin sali. Dapat hindi Batangas ang ilalagay. Ganito.
At siyempre para hindi magtampo ang mga tagahanga ni AteGuy. Ito naman ang sa kaniya.


Ako kung hindi lang napigilan sa Golden Gate, nilagyan ko rin sana ng sign.

Love Child is King and the Adult Baby Syndrome

Dear insansapinas,


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Love Child
Some people believe that the love child of a culinary art student is the son of  the Pambansang Kamao. His name is King Arthur which indicates his penchant for names of royalty. Pinapakyaw niya ang pangalan ng mga dugong bughaw?


Pakialam ninyo, natin, ko pala. Balita eh maraming nakapila sa NSO para kumuha ng birth certificate ng bata. Pwede namang hindi ilagay sa BC ang name ng father lalo kung hindi i-aacknowledge ito. 


Pero bakit nga hindi pa ipa DNA. Kasi mga kabarangay, mas masakit malaman ang katotohanan. .


Adult Baby Syndrome o  paraphilic infantilism.


Kung napanood niya ang lumang episode ng CSI, may isang CEO na nakitang patay mismo sa kaniyang bakuran. Sa pag-iimbestiga, hilig niya ang magsuot ng diaper, mahiga sa malaking crib at uminon ng gatas sa feeding bottle.


Last year ay may inimbestigahan ang Social Security tungkol sa isang lalaking naglalaro bilang adult baby na tumatanggap ng disability. Pati ang nag-aalaga sa kaniya ay tumatanggap din.


Ang SSI or Social Security Supplemental Income ay ibinibigay sa mga may disability na hindi pwedeng magtrabaho. Ito rin ang pension na tinatanggap ng mga taong over 65 na walang Social Security pension.


Hindi ito nanggagaling sa FICA o payroll taxes na binanabayad ng employers at employees kung hindi mismo sa taxpayers. Minsan ang disability ay hindi habang panahunan. Inimbestigahan ang mga tumatanggap kung maari na silang magtrabaho. Ang mga over 65 ang tinatanggap na ang welfare na ito hanggang mamatay. Para na ring silang nagtrabaho at nagkaroon ng pension.


Balik sa balita. Ang lalaki ay nanalo sa kaso kaya tuloy pa rin ang tanggap niya ng tseke. Ang taga-pag-alaga niya na kunwari ay nanay niya  ay namatay na. Maraming tao ang hindi sang-ayon sa desisyon na ito.

Ghadafi Dead?

Dear insansapinas, 
Update: It is confirmed that Ghadafi is already dead. 


Patay na ba si Ghadafi o kamukha lang niya?


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can't confirm reports of Moammar Gadhafi's capture or death. But she said on Thursday either development would "add legitimacy and relief to the formation of a new government" in Libya.


Abangan.


Pinaysaamerika

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Menopause Day - Magkakaanak pa ba sila?


Dear insansapinas,


I could have posted this last night pero kulang na lang ang mga huni ng kuliglig at kokak ng palaka na sasabayan ng TUKO, TUKO, para kumpleto na ang "feeling-nasa-barrio-ka" dahil walang kuryente. Oo, Virginia, may power outage sa amin at ngayong hapon lang nagkaroon ng ilaw, internet at telepono. Eniway, happy menopause day. Ooops, balik ang mga boys pagbasa, kailangan din ninyo itong malaman, sa mga asawa--para maintindihan nila kung bakit bilog ang buwan at hindi maispeling ang ugali ng nanay, asawa o kapatid  at bossing na babae. Importante rin ito  mismo sa mga babae para malaman nila kung bakit kulang na lang i-drawing silang may  pangil pag sinasabing KASI_NAGMEMENOPAUSE NA EH.


Huwag ninyo akong tanungin. Pakikitaan ko kayo ng malaking KRUS at bubudburan ko kayo ng asin pag tinanong ninyo ang hindi dapat itinatanong. NAGMENOPAUSE KA NA BA?


Habang malaking balita kung magkakaanak na si Korina (hindi raw sila buntis) kahit malapit na siyang maging F--TY; habang ibinabalitang bibiyakin si Regine Velasquez dahil menopausal baby na ang kanila (sabi ng aking kaibigan, ang anak daw ng ina ng liyebo 4 ay tinatawag na menopausal baby. Either, matalino ito o mahina ang ulo); habang balak pang magpakasal ni Vicky Belo (siguro naman hindi na sila mag-aanak) at habang inuurirat kung sino ang ama ng anak ni KAT ORDONEZ, may mga babaeng nagcecelebrate dahil tapos na ang sinusustentuhan nilang tagagawa ng mga sanitary napkins, tampoons at iba pa at wala ng dadalaw buwan-buwan. 

Pero totoo bang temporarily nababaliw ang mga babae pag malapit ng magmenopause. Kailan ba ito nagsisimula? Sabi ng doctor, iba-iba raw ang experience. Pero maaring magsimula ito 5 to ten years bago talaga magmenopause. Sa akin nagsimula ng ako ay 35. HOY SINO NA NAMAN ANG NAGPATAY NG ILAW? Sobra na kayo.


Yon ba yong time na huwag kang makanti ay sisigaw ka kaagad. Naghahanap ka ng kalaban kaya dapat itago ang mga AK 47 at M16. 


Ang explanation kasi nito ay
Diminished levels of estrogen directly affect the brain’s hypothalamus, which is responsible for controlling your appetite, sleep cycles, sex hormones, and body temperature. That’s why aging women experience hormonal rollercoaster rides of hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disruption and mood swings.
Yon ba yong ang mood mo ay naglalaro sa playground. Mamaya, masaya ka, mamaya, galit ka at mamaya ay Maalala Mo Kaya mood ka.  Sa mga anak, tiyempuhan ninyong masaya siya dahil pag yong galit mood ang sinabayan mo baka tsinelas ang ihabol saiyo. Pag ang mga boss na babae ang nagmemenopause, patay kang bata ka.
"Hot flashes typically begin as a sudden sensation of heat on the face and upper chest that becomes generalized," Lauren Streicher, MD, said in her blog. "It can be pretty intense (I call it the "furnace inside you"), lasting between 2 and 4 minutes and followed by profuse sweating. As if that weren’t enough, many women also have chills and shivering."
They can lead to physical discomfort, embarrassment, fatigue, and loss of confidence, causing some women to avoid social outings, the report says.
Yong aking kakilala naman ay ibang klase. Madalas siyang nagpaparty doon sa senior center. May lugar kasi sa SF (non-profit) na nagbibigay ng entertainment sa mga senior cits. Twice a week yata ay may mga ballroom dancing sila. Naghormonal therapy siya. Wow, mukha siyang bata. May ribbon pa sa buhok. Para ba yong ribbon ko noong elementary ako na tinutukso ng aking mga kaklaseng, tutubi raw o kaya pag mas malaki, helicopter.

Yong akin namang tenant ay ganoon din. Ayaw siyang patirahin sa bahay ng kaniyang anak. Inaaway yata ang manugang. May pension naman siya dahil militar yong kaniyang asawa. So wala siyang ginawa kung hindi magpaganda, matulog, magtsismist at mang-away.

Pag araw ng kanilang ballroom dancing, ang bango ng bahay mula sa bathroom hanggang sa may pinto. 


Yon ang talagang pag sinumpong o nag-aaway sila ng kaniyang boypren na mas matanda sa kaniya ng mahigit sampung taon, lumilipad ang telepono. Siya yong ibinuhos ang laman ng kaniyang grocery bag sa boypren niyang kumakain sa restaurant dahil nagselos.Ahoy. Kaya ayaw ng mga anak ng boypren na magpakasal sila. Hindi ko naman alam kung menopause yon o talagang war freak lang siya.


Pinaysaamerika

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Squatting

Dear insansapinas,

The stimulus package released by the government is earmarked to move informal settlers (squatters) to places where they will have their own home. Until election comes, when mayors, governors and other politicians make hakot na naman para mas maraming boboto. 


Let us talk about squatting... then. 
One of the nieces that I sent to college and I considered one of my children now resides in UK as a nurse. Hindi na siya Tsikiting Gubat noong kinuha ko.  Besides, her father is still alive and she has many siblings to help. Siya lang ang nagtapos. Sorry kung buhatin ko ang bangko ko. Walang bumubuhat eh. Arghhh.


Last year, her biological father came home from Britain after staying there for more than a year to become (taong bahay). He could have stayed there for good with welfare and government benefits but he did not want the weather. 


When we saw each other last year, she was going back to UK,  she was still very grateful. I told her that helping her siblings is another way of paying me back. May nakikita ba kayong halo sa ulo ko? Alleluyah.


She has to go back to UK. They could not afford to  leave the house vacant, kasi raw baka pagdating nila may nakasquat na. Yes, Virginia, squatting is not a crime in UK.



Like many young Londoners, 25-year-old Rueben Taylor shares a house in a neighborhood that’s part scruffy, part smart. Unlike many others, she doesn’t pay a penny in rent — and that puts her at the center of an escalating battle pitting the rights of property owners against the needs of tenants squeezed out of Britain’s shrinking stock of affordable homes.
Taylor is a squatter, who lives with four others in a brick and stucco 19th-century row house on a street of 600,000 pound ($950,000) homes. The owner is unhappy about the unwanted guests, but they are not committing a crime — something that could change if the British government has its way.

The Law on Squatting in the UK

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mano Po Ninong


Dear insansapinas,

Kung tuwing may laban si Manny Pacquiao ay may lumalabas na intriga ng pagkakaroon niya ng love child, hindi lang championship belt ang kaniyang bibilangin, pati anak sa labas. Publicity lang ba ang mga lumalabas o Fact? 
Itinanggi na ng babae pero emote pa rin si Jinkee. 


Anong ginagawa ng DNA test. Sa Law and Order, SVU, inspired maybe by the Arnie Schwarz-whatever's indiscretion which resulted into an illegitimate son from the housekeeper, an episode was about a son of the ambassador  killed by his own brother from the housekeeper. The boy murderer who suspected that the ambassador is his biological father had his  DNA  checked for  paternity. All he wanted was to be recognized by his father. He harbored suppressed anger to his blood brother who was enjoying the comfort of life.


In NCIS, my favorite Abby Sciuto, the nerd/computer expert planned to donate a kidney to an ailing child. The hospital found two matches for the boy; one was Abby and the other one was a man whose DNA showed 99.9 per cent match with her. She suspected that he is her brother.


A friend of mine who has a love child in the Philippines petitioned for the girl. For illegitimate children, the US Embassy requires DNA testing. The result came back. The DNA was only 60 per cent match. It was his brother's love child pala.


With DNA, there is no need for denial.


MANILA, Philippines - A woman has denied that she had an affair with boxing champ and Sarangani congressman Manny Pacquiao and bore him a child.
Rumors that Pacquiao fathered a love child started when the congressman stood as godfather during the baptismal of Kat OrdoƱez's child.

Certified Public Licensure Examination Results released by the PRC

Dear insansapinas,
The results of the CPA Licensure Examinations given this month of October have been released by the Professional Regulation Commission. See the complete list here


Whoa, the percentage of passing is almost 50 per cent. Pinagpala talaga ngayon ang mga kumukuha ng CPA exam. Noong panahon namin, pasalamat na kung maka 25 per cent. Kasi naman, kahit na Multiple Choice na rin mostly ang exams namin, ang examiners pa rin ang nagchecheck. Mano-mano. Kaya pag mainit ang ulo ng examiners, nag-away sila ng asawa o kaya nagkaheartburn lang, lagot ka. 
Congrats sa mga nakapasa. Doon sa hindi, sabi nga ni Rico Puno, May Bukas Pa. 


The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Monday that 4,066 out of 8,525 passed the Certified Public Accountant licensure examinations given by the Board of Accountancy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi in October 2011.
 Registration for the issuance of professional identification card and certificate of registration will start on October 24 (Monday). Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), two passport-size pictures (colored with white background and complete nametag), two 1” x 1” picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), two sets of metered documentary stamps and one short brown envelope with name and profession.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Liezl Martinez Bumalik ang Breast Cancer

Dear insansapinas,

Kung mayroon mang mag-asawang nasa show business na tumagal ang pagsasama, isa na rito ang mag-asawang Albert Martinez at Liezl Muhlach Sumilang.Si Liezl ang kaisa-isang anak ni Romeo Vasquez at ang kahiwalayan niyang si Amalia Fuentes ang mga superstarsng 1950s.

Nadiagnosed ng breast cancer si Liezl noong 2007 at nabigyan ng clean bill of health ng kaniyang mga doctor noong 2010. 


Sabi nga ng aking doctor, the disease is not eradicated. Treatments are merely to enhance quality of life and to extend life for a few more years.

I believe in miracles but they come in different forms like accessibility to the most modern cancer facilities as compared to some others whose finances can not afford the expensive treatments to manage the pain.  But our  doctors  here do not give assurance to patients that the cancerous cells are not going to come back. 


Steve Jobs was  diagnosed in 2004 and died in 2011.In between surgeries, I read that he tried also tried diet therapy. 

Rio Diaz cancer came back after a year and she lived for a few years more because of medications until her body gave up.

Breast cancer is treatable or operable. Ang iba ay hindi. Pagna-kacancer ang tao, lalo pag nasa late stage na, mayroon na siyang sentence. The sentence ends with a period.



Piaysaamerika



Wedding Dresses of American Royalties and Celebrities Part 3

Dear insansapinas, 
Jack and Jack Kennedy may not be British royalties but Jackie Kennedy considered her husband's reign as Camelot.  Camelot refers to the seat of the court of the legendary King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table; it has come to mean a place or time of idyllic happiness. 


Jacquiline Bouvier married the then US House Representative John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953 in  at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island, in a Mass celebrated by Boston's Archbishop Richard Cushing with an estimated 700 guests who attended the ceremony and 1,200 attended the reception..]

The wedding dress, now housed in the Kennedy Library in Boston,Massachusetts, and the dresses of her attendants were created by designer Ann Lowe of New York City. It waa published that Jacke did not want the dress but her mother insisted.



Mrs. Wally Simpson was not only a commoner and a divorcee ; she was also an American but British King Edward VIII gave up the throne to marry her. If he did not abdicate, the father of Queen Elizabeth, King George VI would not have been a king and Princess Elizabeth or would not have been Queen.  


photocredit

Above was the wedding dress of Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, the title of Duke was given to King Edward VIII after his abdication. It-was a waist dress created by Mainbocher in what was termed her signature colour of "Wallis blue" reportedly to match her eyes.


The King of Rock and Roll married

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Manny Pacquiao in the Second Episode of the New Season Law and Order SVU

Dear insansapinas,


Manny Pacquiao's photo appeared in the second new episode of Law and Order SVU. Nahh, he was not a guest in the series, but his photo was.  Huwag ninyo akong batuhin ng kamatis. Acidic ako. 


The episode entitled Personal Fouls showed the basketball coach being given an award for training players in the ghetto.  He was shown with other popular men in sports where Pacquiao was among them. (Kamot ng ulo). Boxing naman yong kaniya.  He was not given credit however so was Arnold Schwarznegger. It turned out the coach was a pedophile in that episode. The dilemma was, the accuser got killed and another victim was a well-known popular basketball player who has  a reputation to protect. Abangan. 


As you know, the  Detective Stabler (Christopher Meloni)  is no longer in the team since "he shot a girl" (a story to justify his leaving the show).