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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Mideo Cruz plagiarised one of my seminal art installations.....

2009 OK I'm not complaining. I'm just letting you know I came first. Haha. Double entendre! Atty. Jo Aurea Imbong is not amused.

More Senti


Part of my Lola's farm is on the left. It doesn't look impressive but this is actually a steep slope (the forested area) 2400 metres above sea level. That badass grey Y are scree slopes. I used to 'free climb' one of the smaller scree slopes (yellow arrow). There's a small stream rushing along and we made a power shower (bamboo to redirect the water) and jacuzzi (rock dam). This being the Cordilleras, everyone was au naturel but more often than not you had it to yourself. The water is always cold though. The awesomest thing about this side of the mountain is that it has an underground stream (cave access, red arrow). When I was little it used to be wide open but it was wall to wall of water and I've never fully explored it. It provided crystal clear potable water and the cave entrance was eventually blocked to prevent vandals (rare for a local to do anything crazy with the water supply but all you need is one crazed individual to ruin it for everyone)

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Thinking of a Peaceful Place...


That big chunk of forest used to be me and my cousins' playground when I was little. It has many clear streams and awesome do it yourself trails. There used to be owls and spiders and infinite possibilities. There was no electricity so the night sky glittered with all the constellations. The red structure is the hotel where the Cordillera peace pact was signed and the structure to its right is the school named after my grandfather. I close my eyes and imagine I'm in this forest when I'm stressed.

I wish we had a jacuzzi in the backyard.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Goodbye Tree


Baguio landmark (the tree, not the grotesque house) slayed by Typhoon Mina. photo from PDI

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Meanwhile....in Manila


The pre-Qadafi Libyan Flag is finally raised.


photos from the Associated Press

Start Line Hustle


And they're off.

Oh Such A Wonderful Feeling.


I have something to amuse myself with my redundant digital snaps - turn them into gifs! Prepare for gifs galore!

This is a very sweet kiss with hip and shoulder action. Aah, young puppy love. Such a wonderful thing. It's so mega-kilig. To my young nephews, nieces, and cousins - don't be CBCP brainwashed zombies, go find that loving feeling or one day you'll find yourself suddenly old and regretful.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Man simply walks into Qadafi's Room and Takes Qadafi's Hat and the golden sceptre...


..and looks so fabulousity compared to overdressed news reporter who looks like a dick with that silly helmet on. Military is so in right now. This is one of those extraordinary once in a lifetime events where it may be ok to loot someone's closet...especially that of Qadafi's coz we all know he has some fabulous fabulous fabrics. Leave some for me!

He also gives an amazing thank you speech. "Oh my God, I’m in Qaddafi’s room, oh my God."

DSK's $3000/night Sofitel suite had semen on carpet & wall from 4 different men even before he got there...


...as page 18 of the District Attorney's motion to dismiss shows. Maybe the forensic scientists can ask expert witness Tito Sotto if life can begin on those manky walls. This is why I bring my own sleeping bag.

Ricism


Brown will always be more expensive than white. At the current exchange rate 10 pence = 7 pesos, thus 50p=35 pesos. Himala. I'm having a cheaper dinner now than I would back in de Pelefins. It pays to trawl the bargain bin at closing time.

Sayote Baron


...or maybe kangkong or ampalaya or malunggay. There is money to be had from those talbos talbos.

Boy Bawang


Regular flavour.

With chili, for added kick.

Google+ Y U No work on Opera???


Are you fricking serious? You'd recommend Explorer over the better Opera browser??? Zat is insane!

If it's good enough for Alfie....


Oh how loverly to see you Sir Michael. If Austin Power's dad eats here then it must be shagedelically good.

Mmmm. Curry. Rules out french kissing and anal sex for randy couples.

Aaaaand, the morning after the night before. More! More!

Leica Gurl Being so Fafi


Signs Overkill


This justs makes me want to pee on them more.

The Dawgs Inspecting Leica Gurl's Fashen Choices.


His Royal Orangeness Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit carefully inspect the handiwork of young chinese seamstresses to see if they are fit for purpose.

Monday, 22 August 2011

My housemate's reaction to kibbles.


Kibbles? Yay!

Mmmmmm.


Move the hips.

Someone better be coming.

Preppiness is so Conyoness


This is, like, one of the most conyo brands in Her Majesty's kingdom. Normally, I'd never...

Rah.

...but I get to choose undies for Leica Gurl so it's ok.

Roland, why the fuck are you so depressive?


Our Weekly Grocery Essentials.


Someone is obviously a chocoholic and loves washing dishes.

Just some minor problem with the clutch. Nothing Serious.


Brogues are so in right now apparently.


Leica Gurl has a wide grin after picking these babies up from the same cobblers who make Mr. Bean, Jeremy Clarkson, and the Red Baron's shoes.

...and all I got were these socks.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

The Ganges Washes Away Your Sin


Hmmm. I think I'll prefer to stay durteh and sinful.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Zappi's


Taking me taking you.

Atty. Jo Aurea Imbong doesn't want you to check your balls on Prime Time Television


...among many other scientific and educational things that Atty. Jo Aurea Imbong, handmaiden of the CBCP, doesn't want you doing. Let's keep the Philippines in the Middle Ages and uphold the idiotic Theocrazy espoused by consciously ignorant and morally corrupt Bishops.

Steve Backshall: 10x better than Bear Grylls. 100000000^1000000000th better than Kuya Kim


And just as charismatic as Ray Mears or Bruce Parry. When I grow up, I want to be like them....if a failed politician like Kim Atienza with no background in zoology/botany and meteorology and no special forces training can be a weatherman and 'wildlife' host, so can I dammit.

Redemption.


Bavette of beef. Don't you like how utterly pretentious this plate is? I do like the plank of wood for a plate as when I was a wee little boy, my favourite plate was made out of carved pine wood.

Nomnomnomnomnomnom.

Apparently, most women are hornier towards the end of their periods.

Rice Yields Data for 2009: Basically, we are fucked


Growing up, my mother, ad nausea um, kept reminiscing how agriculturists from the all over came to our technical schools in the 70s to learn scientific farming methods. I've always thought that the Philippines had the highest rice yields in South East Asia. Hosting the International Rice Research Institute should be a big advantage. Then I looked at the data. The Philippines is actually a mediocre rice farmer. One can blame the typhoons and droughts but our neighbours also get their fair share of destructive events during the growing season and yet they are harvesting more per hectare than us. I've seen the paddies in Spain, Italy, and Japan and quite obviously, mechanised farming reduces wastage. With a population growth rate of 2% (with dirt poor provinces like Maguindanao at a crazy 6%) we are pretty much fucked and will forever be a net importer of rice. Thailand (with a lower yield but smaller population is the world's largest EXPORTER of rice) and Vietnam for example, would rather plant surplus premium rice to sell to Europe. Bakit naman sila magtatanim ng mumurahin para ibenta sa atin? Ano tayo sinuswerte? What really really exacerbates the situation is moronic Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines who promote the fallacy 'Marami pang lupa sa Pilipinas'. The rice fields need water and you need to protect the watersheds which feed the rivers which irrigate the farms and run the hydroelectric power plants needed for industry. You can't keep converting agricultural land and forests to slums. As of July 2011, the population of the Philippines is 101M.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Reminiscing. SNL Classic.


My dick in a box.

Not gonna git you a diamond ring...that sort of gift don't mean anything....Girl you gotta know you're my shining star.... A girl like you needs something real. Wanna get you something from the heart...something special girl.....it's my dick in a box....my dick in a box.

One good reason to break up with your girlfriend


...is when they go vegetarian because this might lead to veganism and eventually into the frontline of Gabriela rallies. Leica Gurl ordered vegetarian burger and I nearly fainted. Could she be a closet veggie? Soon we will be wearing beads, sandals, and hemp clothes and not showering for days. That is a fate worse than death.

I love halloumi but burgers must have dead animal!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Polnareff Classic with a rather hilarious music video...


Those gratuitous Bikini Girls are made me expel Ribena through my nostrils. Devant tant d'indifférence/Parfois j'ai envie/De me fondre dans la nuit/Au matin je reprends confiance/Je me dis, je me dis/Tout pourrait changer aujourd'hui = Cartwheeling, hip gyrating bikini girl. uberLOL!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

This why you fat.


White rice, salty fish in oil, crab fat. Defibrillator Express.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Kreni's Awesome Birfday Parteh!


Leica Gurl turned 21 last night and so His Royal Orangeness Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit rustled up a simple dindin to mark the occasion.

El Fartinator and Old Lady Snorer were so keen to get the celebrations started. Woof. Woof.

The revelers had angus pepper grill steak with blue cheese dressing and potato croquettes with some rabbit food....

....ands for dessert, cake and strawberries Baguio style.

Ze dawgs blow the magical candle. We luff Kreni!

Nomnoming the angus beef.

Omnomnomnomnomnom.

Omnomnomnomnomnom.

Bundat.

Very full.