What is a Cedula — and what is it for?

During the Spanish era, one of the highlights of the Philippine revolution was when Andres Bonifacio and his fellow Katipuneros tore their Cedulas to signal the start of the Filipinos’ revolt against Spanish rule. That moment in history is called “The Cry of Pugad Lawin” (also known as “The Cry of Balintawak” where in August…

It’s not working out anymore, Facebook

How’s your relationship with Facebook? Is it still working out? Mine feels like a love affair that is starting to lose its luster, its edges getting frayed. Though I try to deny it, I know the end is inevitable. It’s really not working out anymore. I don’t know what triggered this aversion to this site….

Little Miss Talkative

When I was younger, I used to extremely hate the period when Report Cards were released to my parents. Not because I have atrocious grades, in fact, my grades were out of the ballpark…a line of 90s and 80s that usually drive my parents in a bragging frenzy. As mentioned, I was a hopeless, friendless…

Duty, but not exactly hassle-free.

What can be worse than mile-long traffic and the insipidly annoying “fah-lah-lah-lah-lah” that seemed to follow us everywhere we go these days? It’s having to brave the long, frustrating lines while trying to score “tax-free” PX goods on your local duty free. The little sister just arrived from a four-day seminar held in Malaysia and…

The curse of the mall sales

I will never go (or even be in the immediate) vicinity of a freaking mall sale–EVER in my life. Take stock of that claim because I intend to honor it. I had to meet my best friend and our best guy friend from college yesterday. The reason for the meeting was two things: a) best…

Maths + Kamikazee Girl = Nosebleed

Earlier, during an important budget deliberation for departmental budget assignment for 2012, The SVP for Finance was explaining in depth details of next year’s budget. The SVP was explaining CAPEX, OPEX, budget allotment, computations — and it all sounded foreign to me. I can literally feel my mouth hanging open. This is how I LITERALLY…

It’s the end of my world as we know it :(

I’ve said before that i will only miss Incubus’ concert if its a) the end of the world; b) that I am as cold and lifeless as a corpse and c) if I am 9 months pregnant and about to deliver a child into the world. Well, guess what — it’s the end of the…

The SKY is falling down on me!

Yes, the commercials are entertaining and brings the message across, actually faster than a stinging bee, but were the claims true? Well, I don’t know about this new kind of service “5 Mbps?”…but the one we are using right now gives new definition to the words “INEFFICIENT”, “USELESS” and “FRUSTRATING”. I had the pleasure of…

Vilest. Cruddest.

I. VILEST I had it with the convenience store whose name is not composed of numbers. I am no longer buying any kind of Food Toppings and Rice Meals from this convenience store. In honor of arguably the vilest kind of food which I ate since I last worked in Pier 2–I vowed that I…

The search for an (internet) connection: 2 days, and I smell desperation

You will never guess where I am updating this blog. In an INTERNET CAFE, somewhere in urbane Makati…surrounded by kids shouting unprintables as they battle virtual assassins on the world wide web; people making a virtual connection on a very public place and what not. In short, its 1998 once again and I have returned…