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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Catholic university

Dear insansapinas,

I've sent four years of my K10 in a Catholic university. Di ako naging santa. whew.


That was when during first Thursdays of the month, all classes were cancelled in the high school division and a makeshift confessional box  was brought to each classroom. Kailangang magconfess kami ng aming kasalanan so that the following day which was First Friday, we can receive Holy communion, I did not confess to the priest assigned to our class. Kaya alam ng mga are kung sino ang nagchcheat,  I went to confession to a church near our home so during the time when classes were suspended, I was just Noynoying.


Before the end of the school year, a Holy retreat was required not only to the graduating students but also to non-graduating ones. , This was when friendships were sealed. After every homily, we gave away to our friends, beautiful estampitas. Usually, the big estampitas went to the closest friends. So if you received an ordinary and small estampitas, you're not in. O di va. Kung baga sa facebook, you are not a friend.


You can see the most popular student among us. She held the thickest pile of estampitas that if they were the basis of entry to the paradise, she did not have to pass thru an eye of a needle.

I received only less than 10 estampitas, I was that unpopular. I was more concerned about the honor list because scholarships were awarded to the top ten students.  My closest friend who belonged to the lowest section asked me If was not bothered that I did not belong to the clique. I just laughed it off. One day, our adviser called for me. She asked if the report that I cheated in the exam was true--a rumor circulated by a group of ladies who did not want to be ignored. My teacher in math said that I would never cheat and could not cheat because the exams of algebraic equations were written in the blackboard during the exams. Butata sila.

They tried it again to another classmate who did not want to join any group. She cried the whole day because of the nasty things that this group sread among students.  After she was cleared, she joined me. May dalawa na akong alipores. hehehe
When I started working in an accounting firm, I had an officemate who did only graduate from a Catholic university. She had also a friend who was formerly a nun. She went out of the convent because of the intrigues inside among nuns. Mga tao rin naman kasi sila. 


Pero hindi sila judge kung sino ang makasalanan at sino ang banal.
Pinaysaamerika






Friday, March 30, 2012

Sino ang Hudas

Dear insansapinas,

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Ang hirap maupo.Mali pa ang ibinigay na painkiller ko. Di pwede sa akin yon dahil sa aking liver. Kaya ito pasensiya sa sakit hanggang Tuesday.Sarado ang doctor sa weekend. Ahay. Ang aga ng holy week.


Nanood ako ng episode ng isang Law and Order yata yon (sa dami ba naman ng pinapanood ko, nagkakakahalo-halo ko na, tapos nakakatulog pa ako niyan). May isang pinatay doon na batang Amish. Alam ninyo ang Amish? Sila ang pinakaconservative na miyembro ng isang relihiyon at community. Remember the Witness starring Harrison Ford? Di sila gumagamit ng kuryente at hindi nakikihalo sa ibang tao pero sa episode na yon nalaman ko na pagdating nila ng 16, lalaki o babae, pinapayagan silang lumabas, gawin ang gusto nilang gawin, uminom, magsuot ng sexy na damit. Pagkatapos ng isang taon, magdedecide sila kung aling buhay ang gusto nila ngayong natikman na nila ang kamunduhan. Pag ayaw na nilang bumalik, pababayaan silang umalis pero itatakwil na sila ng kamag-anak at ng community. Pag nagdecide na silang bumalik, wala silang maririnig na pangungutya a pagkagalit sa ginawa nila sa labas. 

Ano ba ang tinutumbok ko? Ang tinutumbok ko ay ang alleged verbal abuse ng mga madre sa mga istudyanteng nagpublished ng kanilang retratong naka bikini at may hawak na sigarilyo ba? tapos inignore nila angTRO? Ang pinakamatindi pa ay ang di sila pinasama sa graduation.  Sixteen years old yon mga yon. Karamihang mga pagkakamali sa ganiyang edad. AHEM. Pinahiya pa sila. Kung totoong nakaset sa privacy ang Facebook nila, sino sa mga friends nila ang Hudas na naglabas ng retrato? Kaya ako walang tiwala kahit dito sa katabi kong camera. Baka Hudas din ito.


Kahit naman yata si Bossing, hindi tinawag na slut si Magdalene. At hindi siya "bumaba" sa mundo " para sa mga banal o iniisip nilang sila ay banal  kung hindi para doon sa mga makasalanan. 

Kung may manual  o handbook ang iskwela para sa mga students, baka hindi updated na isama ang mga social media. Nangyari naman yon sa beach. Huwag nilang gayahin ako na nakapajama pag nagbeach. ahehek. O kaya ng aking TK Girl, nakatwo-piece nga ang laki naman ng beach towel na nakapulupot..Buti na lang hindi ako nagmadre,Kung hindi palagi nila akong wiwisikan ng holy water. 


Pinaysaamerika

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Post Surgery

Dear insansapinas,
 Nakauwi na ako sa bahay. Ayoko sa hospital magrecuperate. Lalo ngayong 4 times per hour ako kung  pumunta sa washroom, tulak-tulak ko yong IV post.Halos wala rim akong pahinga.

Nilagyan nila ako ng IV kasi mababa ang blood sugar ko. Kaya tinambakan nila mg isang sakong asukal yong aking IV drip. Kung hindi nacheck ang sugar level ko baka lalong bumaba habang nasa operating table ako. . Mete ko.

Kaya nga marami akong bracelet. To warn them that I am diabetic, allergy sa latex, allergy sa mga bayarang mga journalists. Kulay yellow yon. Tingnam ninyo sg dami kong bracelet.

Tinanong ako kung may metal ako sa loob ng aking katawan. Nalalala ko yong nalulon  kong kutsara nang tumitikim ako ng pagkain o kaya yong siyanse na ginamit ko sa pagprito.ahek,

Pinakilala ang team. Yong doctor ko nakadouble breasted pa. Baka may dinaluhang kasal, Prospect din ang bride. Nandoon din si General. General anaesthesia. Tutusukin ka na, sasaktan ka tapos mahal pa.Dinala ako sa surgery room ng ala una. Nagising ako, alas kuwatr0.


Pinaysaamerika

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Surgery 2 and the Dream

Dear insansapinas,
For the record your honor, I would like to make a manifestation.


I will be going to the hospital, an hour from now for my surgery. Ahhh, I miss my chocolate drink and oatmeal cookie  this morning. I am not allowed to take anything except my meds since midnight.


 Last night, I've dreamed that I was walking (hindi sa Tuwid na daan, ahoy) towards a place where coconut trees grow. Someone painted the coconuts white so that they looked more like huge eggs. As I passed them, I was heading towards a dark place (may blackout, hehehehe) and my feet just would not move. 


I woke up and went to the bathroom. When I slept again, I had the same dream; white eggs and the dark place where I would not go. Ayaw talaga ng brownout.


This morning, I read that the Legacy CEO died of cancer. It is just unfortunate that the alleged billions that he bilked from depositors did not save his life.No, I do not think it is a punishment for his alleged crime because if that is so, even the victim of the scam who lost 20 million pesos and has cancer is also being punished? Paano na lang ang cancer treatment niya? The other day, I received the bill for my first surgery. I thought it was for the entire operation. Hinayupak, anaesthesia lang pala yon na good for six hours. Almost 3 k. Blag. 


Pinaysaamerika





Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cheating

Dear insansapinas,


May iniimbestigahan sa mga suspetsusong test scores all over the US. Naaah, Virginia, hindi ang mga istudyante kung hindi ang mga teachers ang mga pinaghihinalaang nagchecheat. . Ito ang dahilan:

Standardized test scores have been at the forefront of national and local efforts to improve schools. Test performance was the centerpiece of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which demanded higher classroom accountability. Tougher teacher evaluations that many states are rolling out place more weight than ever on the tests.

Lesson for the day- Survey says:

I just don't criticize for the sake of criticism although I am aware that these things are not meant serve their real purpose. But I want to inform if not share my little knowledge about some stuff .

 1. Target Respondents

The choice of the samples of the targeted population is very important. If you want to find out about a teleserye, your target respondents should be those who are regularly following the series. Otherwise, you have a lot of neutral answers in the questionnaire.

Forty-one percent of respondents in AdMU said they did not trust the Chief Justice while 21 percent trusted him and the remaining 39 percent were undecided.

Take for instance the quesionnaire used to oll the students (as if naman naniniwala ako), only 19 and 8 per cent declared that they are  regularly  following the impeachment trial. 


“Fifty-seven percent, 69 percent and 84.3 percent of AdMU, DLSU and AdDU [respondents] said they occasionally followed the trial while 19 percent, 19 percent and 8 percent [respectively] said they were following it regularly,” she added.
So how can they express opinion? Thru reading the news? I believe these students. Rather than watch the proceeding, they would refer to go malling, texting and or studying than listening to the trial which could not be understood by ordinary people.


Period when surveys were conducted

If the surveys were conducted at different periods, the results would be affected by the latest development in the trial. Comparative na yon. Para bang nagtanong ka ng kasalukuyang umiiyak ang babae dahil iniwanan siya ng boyfriend niya at nagkabalikan sila. Tanungin mo sina Vicki. 


The polls were conducted at AdMU from March 11 to 15, at DLSU and AdDU from March 22 to 25, at TSU from March 13 to 14 and at UE from March 13 to 15.

Pretesting

Questionnaires need to be pretested. There was no mention about it. (Oh well, naniniwala ba talaga ako?)
Instead, they provided a template which some questions were changed. Were they leading questions? Were they simple enough for students to understand. What should be the trust rating?

While the SCAP provided the participating school organizations with a survey template, the student groups were allowed to modify some questions according to their interest.
Questions common to all schools were about Corona’s trust rating, the students’ interest in the impeachment trial and whether they think he should remain as Chief Justice,
Sample size


Why they selected  2000? What is the total population? How was this number distributed to the different schools? (Oh well, sinabi na kasing hindi ako naniniwala).


And knowing the students, if you give them questionnaire, hindi kaagad nila sasagutin yan. Pag hinanap na saka lang magsasabi na, saan ko nga ba iilagay yon? Ano nga ba ang isasagot ko. That is when it is not a face-to face survey.


Pinaysaamerika

Where are you going?

Dear insansapinas,


More than a week ago, I saw in the news a special feature of a car accident where the lone survivor narrated that she saw her friends (they were drunk when the car was totaled) left her. She said she was shouting at them not to leave but then she could not believe that they could just easily get up and walked. All of them were inside the crashed vehicle. 


It was only when she was saved that she realized it may have been the souls of her friends who stood up and walked away from the scene of the accident. Her friends died in the crash.


Second surgery
I will have my surgery tomorrow. The beauty of the new technology is that I did not have to go to the hospital for preop. They just referred to my medical records which I updated in their database. The phone call from the preop nurse was just meant for instructions.


Last night I have a dream. It was my friend who died of breast cancer. In the dream, she knocked at my door and told me that she is the one who is going to fetch me, NGIIIIIIII. I looked for my mom and made sumbong that she is now getting me. NGIIIIIII.


Pinaysaamerika

Monday, March 26, 2012

Highest Bidder

Dear insansapinas,


Lesson for the day:


The best time to buy real estate properties is during recession when foreclosures are left and right. The property that you can buy may be cheaper than your high-end car.


My friend was able to buy the house that cost almost a million dollars for half its price. He was the highest bidder. Houses in California before the subprime mortgage crisis averaged about US$500,000 for a two to three bedroom single detached house. 
The flippers (those who buy foreclosed or damaged houses for as low as 50,000 US$ in some states and renovate them) make as much as more than 100 per cent profit.


Recession in the US does not necessarily affect all professionals. Filipinos have one or more houses in the US and a vacation or condo unit in the Philippines. Unlike in the Philippines, they can work at least two jobs. Just take a look at the remittance to the Philippines. Some experts are predicting that the remittances are going to be reduced considerable with the recession in the US but it did not happen.


Robles asked: 
Can a physical therapist raising two children and drawing salary from a hospital afford a pricey condo ON TOP OF a three-bedroom house in Roseville, California almost at the same time? 
Oh yes. The physical therapist earns more per hour compared to nurses. The average annual salary is US$ 74,895 for entry level for eight hour work per day. The practice is that physical therapists work in more than one hospital or are sent by registries to rehab which needed estra PT.  Even caregivers can afford to buy at least two houses in the US. The $ 245,000 condo is not pricey. With a down payment of $ 24,000, the monthly amortization may not even exceed 1,000 dollars a month. If it is rented out, then the condo is self-paying property. Buy a condo here in the Washington DC area.


Kailangang maregaluhan ng appointment directories:
MalacaƱang on Sunday denied it snubbed the head of the World Council of Churches, explaining that President Benigno Aquino III could not meet with the Protestant leader on Friday because of the state visit of the Amir of Kuwait. 
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the meeting between Mr. Aquino and the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, secretary general of the World Council of Churches, did not push through due to “scheduling constraints on both sides.” 


How long will it take to meet during courtesy call? If there are constraints in one day, can there be no possible rescheduling? 


 Pinaysaamerika

Msitresses, Politics and Politica Dynasty

Dear insansapinas,
When I was growing up, (hindi rin tumaas) I often heard the adults in the family discussing about politics, politicians and their extramarital affairs. Imagine daw. Wala pang Google noon, wala pang maraming diyaryo pero siguro sa radyo naririnig. Doon ko nalaman ang isang hinahangaan na pulitiko na may daawang asawa, ang isang socialite na panay kasama sa travel ng isang mataas na opisyal ng bansa at iba pang kuwento. Hearsay your honor? Kaya nang makita ko ang article na ito, naalala ko ang mga conversations noon habang ako ay kumakain ng pandesal na ang palaman ay condensed milk. Yum. 
I decided to copy and share this article written by Ramon Villegas for the Phiippine Daily Inquirer
source of this article: inquirer
Many of our perceptions and attitudes today about mistresses have deep roots in tradition and history.
Writing around 1604, the Jesuit Pedro Chirino observed, “…I suspect that the alliances formed by (Visayans) are not marriages, but rather the taking of concubines, considering the readiness with which they divorce and marry again, according to the custom of the country…”
The Spanish official Antonio de Morga, in his “Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas” (1609) and republished by Rizal with commentary, also observed that Filipino “…marriages were annulled and dissolved for slight cause,” upon the examination and judgement of the relatives of both parties, and of the elders.
But Morga points out that generally, Filipinos “…considered one woman whom they married, as the legitimate wife and the mistress of the house.” She was called the asawa (consort).
“Those whom they kept besides her they considered as friends. The children of the first were regarded as legitimate and whole heirs of their parents; the children of the others were not so regarded, and were left something by assignment, but they did not inherit.”
Fray Andres de San Nicolas, writing in 1664 of Cuyunon (of Palawan) and Kalaghans (of Surigao del Sur), noted that traditionally, “they had as many concubines as they could support.” That is, the first or legitimate wife headed the house, supervising the other women in household chores and productive enterprises (such as weaving). Polygamy was a way of expanding the alpha male’s labor force.
Spanish contact challenged the existing norms of gender relations. San Nicolas cited the case of Ynuc, the chief of Tandag (Surigao del Sur), who had 2,000 slaves. He was talked by the Recollect missionary into “sending all the concubines from his house, and marrying the first wife (in Christian rites, and thus bound by Spanish laws)…” aside from freeing all his slaves.
By no means was the moral campaign waged only on the natives. In his report to the Spanish king in 1577, Gov. Francisco de Sande reported how he was trying to improve the moral standing of his soldiers, outlining his measures against gambling, stealing, drinking, fighting and other forms of corruption, including concubinage. “It is desirable that the soldiers should always lead honest lives; but as they are young, and the women in this country are so many and so bad, it is more difficult to correct this evil…”
A colonial official, Hernando de los Rios Coronel, writing in 1620, reporting on the Manila-Acapulco galleons, noted that passengers and sailors took with them slave women who were their concubines (some of whom were sold, at great profit, in Mexico). De los Rios cited the case of “a certain prominent official who carried with him 15 of these women and some were delivered of children by him, while others were pregnant, which made a great scandal.”
In fact, in Europe, the Office of the Holy Inquisition was instituted to root out heresy (including witchcraft), but by the time Philip II had it established in Mexico (and by extension the Philippines) in 1570, its mission had become very different.
Bigamy
A document dated March 1, 1583, giving instructions for the resident commissioner of the Office of the Holy Inquisition in Manila, noted that the Inquisitor is “…expected to investigate various crimes, especially that of bigamy…” (among the Europeans in the colonies). The crime was proven by presenting evidence on the existence of the first wife at the time of the second marriage.
There were different rules for Chinese immigrants to the Philippines. There were strict limitations on the entry of Chinese women throughout most of the Spanish regime. Instead, they encouraged the conversion of Chinese men to Catholicism, and their marriage to Christian natives, despite already having wives in the mainland.
Their full-blooded sons would someday be permitted to migrate to the Philippines, to join their half-siblings by their Filipina stepmothers.
After their tours of duty in the colony, Spanish government officials usually left behind their Filipina wives or mistresses and half-caste children.
Many of the Caucasians who stayed till the day they died were members of the clergy. Writing in 1852, Sinibaldo de Mas pointed out “…one cannot exaggerate the harm that a goodly portion of the friars are doing, and the moral force that our government is losing because of the manner in which they are living. The most general weakness is that of concubinage. Many keep a mistress (called a stewardess or despensera), inside or outside the convent.”
But “…a fault 10 times more harmful than (adultery) is that of avarice, fed by the practice of trading. It is well-known that the mode of trading (in the Philippines) usually consists in usury, that is, in advancing money in order later to receive products in kind at a very low price…the minister, as soon as he becomes a speculator, thinks little or nothing of the means so long as they conduce to the increase of his capital.
“Sometimes, this vice is united with the first, and the stewardess or her husband—who is generally one of the servants of the convent, whom the friar has married to her, in order to save appearances—is in charge of gathering inventory, storehouses, shops, sales, etc.”
A specific case he mentioned was of a parish priest in Ilocos Norte, who controlled the indigo trade in his area over the years. The friar “boasted that he intended to take his P40,000” (equivalent to P60 million in buying power today) “…and enjoy life with a female companion…” It is therefore no wonder that some old fortunes in the country were founded on the wealth established by friar ancestors.
The above historical background is the setting for today’s perceptions and attitudes toward mistresses in the Philippines. Linguistic analysis also provides us with some clues on this social phenomenon.
‘Illicit caress’
Classical Tagalog terms for mistress or concubine are kalunya and  kaagulo. The former is from the root word alunya, or “illicit caress.” Ka+alunya is someone you share illicit caresses with. There is also kaapid, and pakikiapid (“fornication”) from apid: “illicit coitus.”
In Bikol, mistresses are called kasaroan or sambay; in Ilokano, kamalala; in Kapampangan, sesay or lugud; in Maranao, sandil; in Cebuano, puyupuyo. In many other Philippine languages, “the other woman” is simply called babae, babaye, bii.
In Filipino-Spanish, the term usually used to refer to mistresses is querida (or kerida)  derived from querer, which suggests that they are objects of love, affection, liking, fondness, desire. (A young girl is a chica, which became today’s slang “chicks”).
There are also the terms kulasisi and patiki, which are of colonial vintage.  The first term is easily explainable: it refers to the small green parrot or parakeet, which became fashionable to keep in cages in the late 19th century; mistresses were compared to kept birds. Patiki is naughtier: it may refer to a sexual act where the female mimics the “bird (like kingfisher) that feeds on fish.”
Mistresses were young, pretty and more adept in pleasures of the flesh. But wives had to have unimpeachable morality, pedigree, education and property—qualifications which Josephine Bracken lacked.
Thus, Rizal’s mother and most of his siblings snubbed the half-caste from Hong Kong, who came to Dapitan as companion to a much older man she was not related to. She attempted to inherit from his estate, laying claim to Rizal’s library in Hong Kong which she could have liquidated quicker than any share in property due him.
Nevertheless, following Filipino custom, the Rizal family rebuffed her, despite Spanish claims that he married Bracken shortly before he was executed.
The 20th century saw the unabated practice of concubinage in Philippine society. In fact, under the rule of the more secular Americans, morals were viewed more liberally. American Caesars such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur was besotted with a stage actress, and Gov.Gen. Frank Murphy was linked to a socialite who wielded her influence well into the 1960s.
Adultery and concubinage increasingly became a function of power and in fact, to a large extent, became more and more socially acceptable. It is no secret that more Philippine presidents broke their vows of monogamy than kept them, and infidelity certainly did not affect—in fact, may have enhanced—voting numbers.
There are stories, such as those told by Jorge Vargas and Carlos Quirino, of their walking inadvertently into scenes of engagement in affairs other than of the state that would have embarrassed others, but which left Manuel L. Quezon unflustered. A successor not only played around but kept another family, giving his name to a son, and establishing a lineage that begat a beauty queen.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

You've Got Mail

Dear insansapinas,
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Pakitimbang nga ang utak ko. Para yatang nabawasan. Para yatang ang aking pakiramdam ay may mga taong naniniwala na lahat ng tao paininiwalaan sila kahit mali.(Gulo, noh? )Kasi talaga yan ang intention, magulo.


Dito sa US particular sila sa address kaya nga may residence at may mailing addresss na hinihingi kung hindi pareho ang dalawa. May mga tao kasi na nakatira sa paupahan na ang lease ay pwedeng matapos within a certain period of time. Saan ipadadala ang mga mails? Doon pa rin kaya lang baka itapon lang ng bagong nakatira lalo na kung walang forwarding address o hindi nagchange ng address sa Post Office. Usually ang address na ibinibigay ay sa kamag-anak o kaibigan na permanenteng nakatira sa isang lugar at ang gumagamit nito ay may mga hinihintay na mga importanteng papeles. Mahirap naman kung P.O. Box ang mailing address dahil maraming mga agencies/companies ang hindi tinatanggap ito kasi kailangan ang immediate reply.


Ang iba naman ay iba ang residence sa mailing address dahil madalas na sa ibang bansa. Pagnakalimutan niyang ipahold ang mga mails niya, baka pagbalik niya, hindi na masara ang mail box sa dami ng junk mails.


Natawa naman ako sa nabasa kong ito. 
Gomez supposedly said: “To be sure—the Coronas do not have any piece of real estate registered in any of their names in the vicinity searched. However…Renato C. Corona is reflected as ‘has liven in’ 1401 Bayshore Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33606-3001. 
Hindi porke tumira ka sa isang lugar kahit ilang taon yan ay hindi ibig sabihin pag-aari mo na ang tinirhan mo. May mga tao na they rather rent kasi :


1. mas safe sa apartment complex kaysa sa bahay
2. sa mga lugar na may yelo, ang homeowner ang may responsibilidad sa pag-alis ng yelo sa front yard at sa sidewalk. 
3. Ikaw ang magbabayad sa garbage fees pati utilities.

Pag pumunta ka sa US, bago mag-disembark sa plane, may question doon kung saan tutuloy. Kaya nga natitirace ang mga tao sa US of A dahil nakalagay sa computer kung saan-saan ka pumunta.


Robles went on to ask: “Who is this Renato Corona found in US public records who is identified as being related to Cristina, Carla, Francis and Charina Corona who is said to ‘live’ in the US?”
She also asked: “If this is indeed CJ, does this mean Corona is a US citizen or a greencard holder? He did stay for two years in the US while studying in Harvard, but this university is in Massachusetts; and not in Florida or California where the addresses linked to one Renato C. Corona are located.”
Hahaha, for someone who had lived in the States, di ba she should know that a student visa is enough for someone to stay  in the US. This is extendable.  For him to be a US citizen, he shoud have lived in the US for three continuous years in case he was petitioned by the children. No gap, that means, he can not take a long vacation.


Maiintindihan ko pa yong entertainment writer na nagsulat na magiging US ctizen daw ang anak ng isang starlet sa isang US citizen na boyfriend kung ipapanganganak sa US. Pag-anak ng US Citizen, US citizen yon kahit saan ipanganak,anoh.


O kaya yong nagsulat na ang mga ang nanay daw ay Filipino ay Filipino rin. Korek. Pero pagdating nila ng 21 lalo na kung kukuha ng board, mamimili sila kung anong citizenship ang kukunin nila. 



Saturday, March 24, 2012

I Heart You

Dear insansapinas,


Nahhh,I am not expressing love to someone. It literally means heart. Yesterday, I had echocardiogram. Unlike the first time, I had it in 2007 when I could not see the screen, I had the chance to see my HEART beating and creating that noise, blag, blag, blag.  Hindi siya hugis puso. Puso ng saging pwede pa.


The tech said that I got a GOOD heart. Di mabait kung hindi maayos. I kidded her (foreigner siya, immigrant from Europe) that I thought I am already heartless. The joke did not sink in at once. hehehe.


Kaya pala dami kong dinaanang mga sigwa sa buhay, yong puso ko, tumitibok pa rin. After the procedure, I was escorted to the lobby. The room where I came from was dark so I have to make adjustment to my vision. In doing so, I was a little unstable that I looked for a seat to temporarily take a rest. The janitor ( he was also immigrant although he is colored) stopped me from sitting down. Naglilinis daw siya. Ang hinayupak, imbes na tulungan akong umupo, ibinaladra yong vacuum cleaner. Those seats are really for patients waiting in the  emergency line. Pinalalakad pa niya ako doon sa mga upuan na malayo. Kaya nga walang tatalo sa Pinoy pagiging matulungin. Itong taong tao, inuna pa yong paglilinis niya kaysa sa matutumba.


But I insisted to sit down. If he was going to refuse once more, I am going to call the administrator. That hospital assures the patients of prompt and courteus service. That's the reason why they escort the patients to the lobby (there were four lobbies depending on the service) so that they do not have to get lost in the maze of hallways. 
The patients are also encouraged to get the attention of the administrator in case no one is attending to them after over 15 minutes of waiting.


But I did not complain. I know he is also an immigrant and he must be on a probationary basis yet. I do not want him to lose his job because of demerits. If that work attitude will continue, sooner or later, he will be kicked out of that service-oriented facility.


Before I left, I said thank you for allowing me to sit down PORWAHILE. He just nodded. He could not look at me. Then came some Caucasians. I observed him. He did not say anything. Was it because of his encounter with me or sinusubukan din niya kung sino ang mabubully niya?  


Ambulance, Paramedics, Firetruck and Sheriff

Friday, March 23, 2012

Then and Now

Dear insansapinas,
Then: 
Manuel Conde was known for his popular movie role, Juan Tamad in the Juan Tamad series. 


There was a series where he went to Concgress. Hindi ko kayo TinuTUPAS.
When he was about to "Go" to Malacanan, his series Juan Tamad Goes to Malacanan was not shown.


Instead a new version came out with Leopodo Salcedo as Juan Tamad.


source: video 48

photocredit: Video 48

Ano ang Naiba?

Dear insansapinas,

When I was a kid, my favorite part of the newspaper was the puzzle that asked the readers to identify items which were not supposed to be included in the picture or which were out of place for the theme, i.e. summer with Santa Claus, etc. etc.

Now I played it once again. Can you tell what is wrong with this picture?



 photocredit:getreal

Is there  a need to replace these people who are in charge of what is called STAGING.or photoops. Is he about to sign the document or just reading? If he's reading, he should be holding the highlighter. If he is about to sign, I hope it was not the same ball pen attached to the pen holding ornament. 
I have this notion that leaders/executives should have a pen only for signature's use so that the sig will no easily be forged .

Pinaysaamerika

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Leadership Style

Dear insansapinas,




Natawa naman ako sa tanong ng prosecutor lawyer kay former mayor Lito Atienza kung paano pinadala yong sulat kay Mrs. Cristina Corona. Marami pa siyang tanong na kung kagaya kung nagturo ng Principles of Management, makakain ko ang isang chapter ng libro. BURP.


Kapag dati kong boss ang nag-utos na ipadala ang communication, ASAP, dudugtungan pa yon ng wala akong pakialam kung languyin mo ang Pacific Ocean o liparin pa ang himpapapawid ng walang eruplano basta makarating ang communication. Kung baga results-oriented sila. Pati ba naman ang mayor, poproblemahin kung paano magpadala ng sulat?At sa dami pa naman ng hinahawakan niyang mga documents, kailangan pa ba yong probemahin niya.


Kaya marami ring staff ang mga executives at may delegation of power para may tagahawak ng legal, social, political at iba pang issues. O siya lahat ang mag-aasikaso, kailangan na ang Superman na boss. Ang participation niya ay kumustahin ang mga inuutos niya, i-identify ang mga problema at ano ang  mga recommendations ng mga advisers. 


Ayaw naman din natin ang executive na walang ginagawa kung hindi magparetrato lang. Obsessive- compulsive na ang isang taong wala ni isa mang paper clip sa lamesa. At mas mataas ang position mo, mas mataas amg documentong nasa iyong lamesa. 
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Edu Manzano- nakuryente

Sunog at mga Sikiting Gubats

Dear insansapinas,


Sunog


The other day, I was awaken  from my afternoon nap  (may morning nap pa kaseh) by the continuous ringing of the smoke alarm  outside my room. Para ba yong alarm pag nasusunog yong pinirito kong itlog. Nag-isip ako, weekday naman (Weekend lang kami nag-aalmusal ng fried eggs, hindi dahil wala kaming poultry kung hindi ayaw namin ang cholesterol) Bitbit ko yong tea cup ko at takbo ko sa labas. Hanap ako ng smoke or fire, (akala mo naman pwedeng pampatay yong tea na dala-dala ko). Wala. Nakita ko isang mamang itim. Wha sinosiya. Bakit siya nasa loob?
May dala siyang filter para sa air conditioning unit.


Utos pala ng Building Adminstrator ang mga routine na building maintenance. Check yong smoke alarm, linisin at palitan ang filter ng A/C at iba pa.  Kaya lang bago yata, nakalimutang magpadala ng notice. Buti na ang nasa laundry yong aking Darna costume. Haah.


Gynecologist
Appointment sa gynecoogist ko. Daming pasyente ng aking doctor. May nakapaskil pala na listahan ng mga listahan ng magagaling na OBGYN sa DC sa kaniyang office. Hindi ko naman chineck.


May isang pasyenteng nakatayo sa counter ng medical receptionist. Nakatalikod. Sa isip ko siguro may sinasamahan. Ang taas ng takong ng kaniyang sapatos. Siguro mga 5 inches. Nakaelastic leggings din siya.
Biglang harap. Sus buntis pala. Paano siya nakakapaglakad noon. Alam kong pag nasanay kang nakastilleto, hirap kang lumakad ng nakaflat o mas mababa ang takong. Pero susme naman, buntis naman siya. I dare her (sa isip ko lang), isang Linggo lang sa San Francisco ,hindi tatagal ng ganoong sapatos.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sabon at Sharon Cuneta

Dear insansapinas,


Muntik nang matakpan ng bula ng sabon ang camera ng TV network ng GMA7. Sinabon ng walang banlawan ang LRA Chief na si Eulalio Diaz III ng mga senator-judges.


According to Jojo Robles of Manila Standard:


But what exactly had Diaz done? Well, everyone from Miriam Defensor Santiago to Jinggoy Estrada could not believe why the LRA chief did not appear to exercise any care or diligence when his office released a list of 45 properties supposedly owned by the chief justice.
That disclosure now appears to be the cue for the anti-Corona media to join the prosecution, Diaz and, ultimately, the prime mover of the entire sorry process, President Noynoy Aquino himself, in jumping on the chief justice. As the senators pointed out, LRA’s disclosure of this scandalous number of properties may have permanently destroyed the image of Corona in the eyes of the public and even the Senate—which may have been the plan all along.
and Alex Magno of Philstar wrote a memo for Diaz. Read their fault.

The damage has been done. Di ba ito lang naman ang kanilang motive.


Sharon Cuneta, nananabon din sa twitter


Sharon Cuneta, the megastar is in the fighting mood these days. First she  admitted that she had been in a silent war with her aunt, Helen Gamboa. And now, she also bashed the tweeters who accused her daughter KC of being abortionist. She identified the bashers to be Piolo fanatics.Noted your honor.


Pinaysaamerika

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bawal ang Pangit Dito

Dear insansapinas,


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What is with some people? If the defense witness of the impeachment trial  does not  depose anyhing they may agree on, they  called her/him names, criticized how he/she looked short to saying Bawal ang pangit dito.


 One such witness was branded by some "who think they're God- given gift to tweetdom  as maarte, pangit, OA etc.. Wala namang ginagawa yong babae sa kanila. Her voice may not be angelic but she can articulate well. Did the pintaseros and pintaseras hear their own voices too? 


Nagpaparlor pa siya, disente naman ang damit niya eh anong problema ng mga manonood?

2. Humingi na ng apology ang Amerikaning naglista ng mga ayaw nia sa Pinas. Kung ayaw niya di huwag. But in fairnesss sa kaniyang mga isinulat, kinukumpara niya kasi ang Pinas sa US. ITo ang mga ilan sa reklamo niya:


1Fake drugs sold to wrong clients + inappropriate touching vendor
Dapat hulihin ang mganagbebenta ng pekeng drugs na ito. Ang mga promotor naman niyan ay hindi mga Fiipino kung hindi mga foreigners din na alam nilang  makakalusot sia, magbribe lang sila. Kaya karaniwan developing countries sila pumupunta na laganap ang corruption. Yong inappropriate touching falls under sexual harrassment. Dito kasi hindi mo pwedeng hawak-hawakan kahit sino.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Comparability 2

Dear insansapinas,

Bad ako. bad, bad dahil inaavoid ko ang aking kaibigan sa phone. Isa, talagang masakit pa ang nararamdaman ko. Ikalawa, alam ko na may problema na naman siyang sasabihin. I am trying to avoid stress.


Kunsensya, tinawagan ko. Sus ko po. Sana nga hindi ko na lang tinawagan. Nagcocomplain na naman sa trabaho niya. She might be losing her job daw. Parang gusto kong hawakan ang mukha niya at sabihing, I am losing my life.Kahapon, nawala na ang kaluluwa ng aking daliri. Palagay ko namamasyal na. Uhuy.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Comparability

 Dear insansapinas,

Kakanta muna ako.
Touch me in the morning,
Then just walk away, 
We do not have tomorrow,

But we had YESTERDAY.
Hindi pa apektado ang utak ko kaya ako ay pasaway. Related lang ito sa concept sa accounting na applicable sa SALN na didiscussin ko.


Pero sabi nga ni Anne Curtis:
Ladies and gentlemen, I am not a singer, (Annie Curtis) I am a performer. Ako naman except kung tutulay ako sa alambre, hindi ako singer at performer  but I was a professor no matter how absent-minded I was. 


Ganiyan ako maglecture.  May kasamang kanta o sollilquy. O diva gising ka kaagad.


May accounting Concept kasi na gusto kong i-discuss na importante kung hindi walang kuwenta rin ang mga pinakikitang SALN ng mga opisyales.


Gaya ng lecture na ito, ang Comparability Principle (Puwedeng Pagkumparahin)
Sabi nila ang SALN ay more for bean counters to discuss so that if I were a bean counter consulted, (mongo) comparability principle  should have been applied in the preparation of the SALN. It tells us the story how the current SALN (yesterday) was derived.  hmhmhm

So what kung halagang kalahating bilyon si ano at maraming bilyon si kuwan kung noong nakaraang taon naman ay isang bilyong na ang assets ni Ano at ngayon naman ay kalahating bilyon na lang.
 Ibig sabihin noon may bumaba. Kung ano ang bumaba, makikita kaagad pag pinagkumpara ang mga items sa SALN. Kasi ang presentasyon ay Prior year's and Current Year = Increment.

Parang timbang- Prior years 170 lbs; current year 150 lbs : third column at 20 o difference noong dalawa, Ibig sabihin, pumayat. Sa assets naman baka yong current year, wala na dahil naipagbili na pero nasama pa rin sa SALN. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bonsai

Dearsansapinas,

Napilitan ang PDI na mag-apologized ng magalit ang mga netizen sa pagpublish n retrato ni Mr. Vicente, ang defense witness na stroke victim.


Ngayon sa diyaryo ay may write-up sa pagiging bonsai artist ni Mr. Vicente kaya kinakailangan niya ag napakalaking loteng binili niya kay Cristina Corona.

Ang mapaglaro ong utak ay nagtatanong. Napunta ba sila doon para interviewhin ang matanda o pero malaman kung talagang siya ay nakatira doon. 


Ang dami kasing bonsai ang utak eh. 
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Wala akong kimikilingan. Stiff neck kasi ako. Pero ayaw ko man o gusto ang isang tao ay di ko pinipintasan.Hindi ko tinaag na bansot ang dating presidente, hindi ko tinawag na abnoy ang presidente at iba pang mga pangalan. It is just me. Ang wish ko lang i-focus natin ang ating paningin hindi sa physical attributes.


May nabasa akong columnist na porke naman siya ay makayellow at nagpipilit-pilitang hindi siya yellow pati ba naman ang buhok ng witness ay pipintasan pa. Eh ano kung parang magulat ag buhok at nagtayuan. Eh ano kung naghalo ang paminta at ang asin. Kailangan mo na lang mangga at suka. Toinks.


Seryoso, wala akog pakialam doon sa pangheheckle lang ang ginagawa nang sumulat, ang problema ay ang mga seryosong writer  na isinisisi sa buhok sa hindi raw pinansin ng mga  tao ang ipiagtapat nito.  Kaya di sineryoso siguro yon ay dahil it is an open secret na ang kalakaran tungkol sa pork barrel. Mas masunurin ka, mas mataba ang mapupunta saiyo. Cholesterol din yan.


Pinaysaamerika

Creepy

Dear insansapinas,
photocredit: webmd
Sabi ng ibang commentator tungkol sa Azkals, dahil locker ng mga lalaki yon, expect na okay lang kahit ano ang gawin nila. WRONG. Sa mga lockers ng private gym ng mga high profile na corporation (para sa mga privileged nilang mga executives) at sa maraming gym, kabastusan yong maglalakad ka ng nakabrief lang. Kaya nga sila binibigyan ng tuwalya. Kawalan ng paggalang yon sa iba na kahit lalaki ayaw makakita ng bagay na dapat ay for personal viewing lang. 


Kahit sa private membership gym, may mga etiquette pag nasa men's locker.



Walking Around

  • Do not walk around the locker room nude. If you must walk somewhere, there should be a reason and you should wear a towel (at a minimum) or put on your underwear and, preferably, pants.
  • Walk with a purpose in the locker room...don't just stroll around naked, especially next to guys sitting on the benches putting shoes on, etc. This is rude. Last thing a guy trying to get psyched up for his workout and putting on his shoes needs to see is another guy's schlong at eye level.

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2. Tawag sa akin ang clinic na gumawa ng blood works, anemic daw ako. Sus naman dapat finactor nila na two weeks din akong kinatasan (drained) ng dugo after the surgery.


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3. This week naman, magpapaechocardiogram ako, required  ng doctor. Aalamin daw kung may puso pa ako.
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Decisive Decisions

Dear insansapinas,

IF you think, the President is not making quick and decisive decisions, think again.

MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino visited the New Executive Building (NEB) in MalacaƱang Palace Friday to go to the office of his speechwriters and discuss a speech he is giving next week.  But the garbage at the NEB driveway caught the eye of the President.Cleaners immediately swept the trash.Deputy Presidential Spokeswoman Abigail Valte said the President is particular about cleanliness and that the government should be the first to promote cleanliness.  The President also noticed that the rubber strips on the stair steps at the NEB entrance have worn out, making it slippery to walk on.The President spoke to the head of the engineering office about his concerns.

A friend who was a President of a company would yell if he stepped on the popoo of the dog in the garage. 



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pumanaw na si Luis Gonzales

Dear insansapinas.
Karamihan sa kabataan ngayon marahil ay di na kilala si Luis Gonzales. Siya ang sumikat noon sa Sampaguita Pictures na madalas katambal ni Gloria Romero. 


Sumakabilang buhay na kagabi, Marso 15, 11:30 p.m. ang beteranong aktor na si Luis Gonzales sanhi ng komplikasyon dahil sa sakit na pneumonia. Si Luis Gonzales ay dating ka-love team ni Gloria Romero nung 1950s sa bakuran ng Sampaguita Pictures.

Ang kaniyang napangasawa ay miyembro ng alta sosyedad na si Vina Concepcion. Several years ago, nainvolved sa domestic violence ang kaniyang anak sa asawa nitong anak ng nagmamay-ari ng  isang mall. Marahil maayos na naman sila.


Pinaysaamerika