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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas at Marriot Hotel

Children of the SOS Children's Village (a home for abandoned and orphaned kids) in Talamban, Cebu are hoping to get their Christmas wish fulfilled. Marriot hotel in Cebu is now taking the initative to be the kid's bridge to the Santas in each of us.

They're inviting good hearted people to choose an SOS child to give a gift to. How? Photos of the kids are on the Christmas tree located at the hotel lobby. Each Photo would indicate a kid's Christmas wish. Anyone may buy the specified gift or may just donate an amount for the hotel to do the shopping. Simply put, you choose a kid and you'll be his/ her Santa for this season.

The Children will be at the hotel on Dec 21st, 3pm for the gift giving. And the "santas" are very much invited to hand over the gifts personnally.

I'm planning to share some of my blessings in the same manner. Before I was planning to spend my birthday shopping for groceries and giving it randomly to people living in the streets. Somehow that didn't materialize as I was travelling and spent my last birthday alone outside manila. But hopefully I could do something special this Christmas. If you'd want to join, let me know. Before, my girlfriend would put up a personnal drive collecting toys, which she then will give to the Children's ward in PGH. These are small things that makes people feel special, even for just that one small encounter.
Wanna join me in this endeavor?

For the mean time, here's a song from Michael Buble, My Grown Up Christmas List...

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Do you remember me?I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasiesWell, I’m all grown-up nowCan you still help somehow?I’m not a child, but my heart still can dream
So here’s my lifelong wishMy grown-up Christmas listNot for myself, but for a world in need
No more lives torn apartThat wars would never startAnd time would heal all heartsEvery man would have a friendThat right would always winAnd love would never endThis is my grown-up Christmas list
What is this illusion called the innocence of youth?Maybe only in that blind belief can we ever find the truth
No more lives torn apartThat wars would never startAnd time would heal our heartsEvery man would have a friendThat right would always winAnd love would never end
This is my grown-up Christmas listThis is my only lifelong wishThis is my grown-up Christmas list

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas in GreenHills

Greenhills is again alive with all the booths/ tiangge placed at the Greenhills parking lot. As usual they have this larger than life story board of some sorts. This year, its the story of the Nut Cracker.

I honestly like last year's theme, so Filipino. It featured how Christianity came to the Philippines, complete with Magellan, lapu lapu, the big boat, Sto. Nino... the works.

Have you shopped in Greenhills?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I Crashed my CAR!!!!

Last Monday, I was too tired... soooo sleepy, that I accidentally crashed into a Toyota Revo PUV. It stopped almost at the middle of the street, but hen again the street wasn't really big so being at the middle is relatively also being at the sides. The driver stopped slowly, and me being uberly sleepy, hit the breaks too late.

It was my first time, so I didn't know how to react. Good thing our company car personnel rescued me from making a fool out of myself. Honestly I was a hairline away form crying. Yeah, I do cry sometimes.

I'm just so thankful to that person for coming to my rescue. He assured me that its quite normal and almost all have gone through an ordeal such as mine. Good thing no one was hurt, that was most important. The damage to the car wasn't that big, though one would have a hard time opening the car hood, hehe.

Well, I do hope I get to have my car before Christmas...

The most unusual Singapore Trip

I've been to Singapore more than 5 times I think. But this beats my other experiences. Before it was limited to those usual misadventures. The almost crashing of Philippine Airlines due to a defective turbine (don't know the term, its the one that turns really fast for the plane to move). We landed almost safely, but the plane had to be towed to the dock, well, almost.

Getting to Singapore was rather unusually quiet. Void of any drama, minus all the fireworks. I had an investigator's meeting and some went a day earlier so I had to show them around since it was their first time. The night of our first day, I had a fever. Possibly due to the exhaustion that I felt. I was shivering and couldn't sleep, thus I decided to get some artificial heat in the hotel's sauna, which did my fever quite well, coupled with a dose of acetaminophen.

The meeting commenced the next day and ended last saturday. During those times, I didn't know that a big (well, not really, just an exhagerated hype by the govt.) commotion was going on back home in the Philippines (let's save that for another post). So, no curfew for me, just four days of meeting, shopping, and strolling around SG.

Now, coming home was quite special. Those who know me personally would know that my trips would always include some misadventure of some sort. Well, this was different. I was upgraded to business class (hahaha!). It turns out that they accidentally had double checked a couple of passengers in one seat, and I was one of them. So they had to transfer one to business class, again it was me. So another first good weird thing that happened.

I hope new year would also be filled with good surprises.

(till next ish, I'm still rather incoherent)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Which Transformer Are You?

Take the Transformers Quiz
You are 69% Bumblebee!
As an Autobot spy, Bumblebee is the ultimate robot in disguise. What he lacks in size and strength, he makes up for with courage. He enjoys the company of humans and would do anything for his Earthly friends.
Like Bumblebee, you are good by nature. But beware because mischievous thoughts sometimes tempt you. You want to be a leader and show some promise, but you have much to learn. In addition, you use technology when you need to, but you do not embrace the latest trends.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Blog ni Inday

I've already been receiving several e-mails and sms regarding Inday's flowery-verbosely-nose bleeder- use of the English vernacular. And well, would the blogosphere allow itself to be behind on what's comically hip? So here, Inday's very own blog at http://www.blogniinday.com/, a really witty commune of inday's tirade on her everyday life.
Here's her bio:

Name: Inocencia “Inday” BinayubayAge: 20Parents: Aling Seling & Mang AndoySiblings: Iying, Itoy, Ikling, Lando (need DNA confirmation)

De LaSalle University (Business Management, scholar)
Ateneo de Manila Law School
University of the Philippines (MS in Civil Engineering, major in Structural Engineering)
Asian Institute of Management
Training Center for Culinary Arts (affiliate chef)
University of Santo Tomas (BS in Nursing)
Oxford University (BA in English and Literature - 1 year only)
Highschool: P. Gomez Highschool (Valedictorian, Best in English)Elementary: Sta. Monica Elem. School (Valedictorian, Best in Dancing)

TOYM awardee (2006)
Nobel Prize winner (2006)
Pulitzer Award for Literary Arts (2007)

Work Experience - 3 years, household service manager (katulong), Mr & Mrs. Montemayor.
Hobbies:Blogging, Nail Spa, Window Shopping at Greenbelt, listening to my iPod.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Christmas Wishlist

I rarely get to see things that I really really liked. More often than not, I'm such a stingy person that even most of my clothes are gifts from others, just a few were bought with my own money and they were mostly because I badly need them (like office clothes and all).

But here are some of the stuffs that I'm currently craving for:

1. Lacoste Hot play for men (nice citrus scent)

2. Any techie stuffs: but here are some examples

a. Mac notebook: a friend told me that instead of buying the usual one, just buy the titanium one.

b. an iPod and a Sony PsP (slim one)

c. a palm pilot, whatever brand it is , I'm happy

d. hmmm again, whatever techie stuff

3. Of course, a car. I really get pissed off when I see kids my age driving a BMW. bitter bitter me.

... yeah I know, they're really expensive. The most realistic would be just the Lacoste hot play.

Taiwan Trip

I still don't have all the pics but here are some... and yes that's my bathroom on the background. My room was really cool and the bathroom was all glass. It was kinda freaky seeing the shower directly from the bed, thus it was such a good thing that I shared the room with no one. hahahaha!
12 November 2007

I flew in and arrived in Taiwan before lunch. Checked in at Grand Victoria Hotel. It was fairly new, designed in such a modern style, minimalistic and posh, modern victorian. The chair in my room was clear plastic that looked liked glass. The bathroom was all glass... freaky, but cool. It had an automatic drop down blinds that covers up the whole bathroom glass wall, so 'twas ok. hahaha!

13 November 2007

Meeting day. Nothing much to say. Toxic. Nosebleed. Too much information. hahaha!
But night time was different. We had our Hub night and the theme was Taipei Rock. Since Nathalie and I were new comers from the Philippines we had to have our share of a presentation. We sang like 5 spliced songs from Highschool Musical (the 1st one), with the movie presentation as shown on the before post.
14 November 2007

Another whole day of meeting... again... nose bleed.
But we did rode the ferry's wheel on top of a mall. It was so big it took us almost half an hour just to get back to the bottom part and back again.

15 November 2007

We went to this place where they make glass arts. As usual, first actiity was the boring part, HISTORY. Didn't listen much. Next was a demo on glass making. They showed each step from getting the liquid glass thingy, to blowing bubbles in it, to rotating it to make it look like a wine glass, and to twisting it finalizing it to become a colored plate. ASTIG! Another activity was to design our own glass. I ran out of ideas so I just painted the theme of our meeting, Taipei 101 with Asia written across.
Afterwhich, the whole group was divided into three depending on your choice of place to hang out. (1) Taipei 101, (2) Museum, and (3) Villa 32 - a spa place... I chose the Museum, which most of us did. When we saw the brochure of Villa 32, we wished we could've chosen that instead. Our big boss, who also chose to be at the Museum, changed her mind in split seconds and went for the spa experience. As for me, all I saw in the museum were ceramic plates, jade thingys and whatever historical stuffs. Darn!
16 November 2007
Flew black to Manila. So tired.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Toxic as usual

I've tons of work, but why am I blogging?
... just to release some tension...
inured... calloused... a bit.
disorganized... don't know where to start.
still waiting for some people to give me some pics from taiwan...

camera phone went dead... useless little thing.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Another trip...

Tomorrow I'll be flying off to Taiwan. Another Trip yeah! But somehow I'm worried and have this weird feeling in my tummy (and I'm not even having LBM hehe). Why? After 7 months of working for this new company, (just transfered last April), I have this feeling that people are already assessing my performance. And its killing me. I know I can't please everyone, but these are some of those instances where I would just want to back out, though I never did once in my life (for any endeavor that I've ventured into).

Basta, I'll update nalang by the end of the week. Zaijian!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Getting over the bad things... counting all that's good

I got hit on the head and realised that its not worth my time to sulk and be miserable about life. I've stopped blogging even before I actually started, but now, I'm back. Somehow, I've learned how to deal with the pressure at work, the pressures in life... well the list goes on but let's not dwell on them, but instead let's celebrate life.

Let me first count all the good things that I've taken for granted before...
1. I've got tons of work. This would only mean that I have something to feed myself and myfamily. There are a lot of people trying to look for work, but couldn't find one. Though there are times when I feel like I don't belong to where I am right now, or at least in this kind of work that I do. The only reason that gets me going on is that somehow I know that God placed me here. Things just fell into place without me planning it. So I guess the only way that I can be fruitful in whatever I do is to acknowledge Him in all things I do. I don't know where I am going, but knowing that God knows where to put me gives me peace.
2. I've got lots of bills to pay. I have this organizer where there's a divider containing one envelope per section. Each envelope would have a label that reads all the things that I have to set money aside for. Each would give a bid dent on my savings but still I try to look at what each dent means. One envelope would read Phone bills, which only means that I have the "convinience in communication". Another would read Jay and Jet to which I place an amount for their school tuition fee. This got me to realise that I am blessed with the means to help my brothers in getting a good education, a priceless treasure one parent or...

to be continued... my partner is calling me

Sunday, July 15, 2007

July 10 - Mah Burdey!

Happy Birthday!

Yes, 'twas my birthday last week. Unfortunately, I spent my birthday working. I had to stay in a hotel, far away from relatives. Good thing, I had one of my colleagues to accompany me on this trip. She was kind enough to inform the hotel crew of my getting older and demanded... yes demanded that something must and should be prepared for me. 'Twas kinda wierd as it seems that the hotel sounded like it wasn't used to greeting its guests (on any occassion unless they reserved a function room for a party or something). But like I said, my friend was very determined and demanded that a cake be sent to my room by 7:00 am. (check out the cake, pure black native chocolate, or at least that's how it tasted... yuuuummmmm!).

We celebrated my birthday, though we were working, by eating... no, make that globbering some food. haha! A day before, we went to Golden Cowrie in Cebu. I wasn't able to take pictures so I'll just borrow some from wordpress.

The restaurant served it with a very unusual plate. It was kind of made of capiz (white sea shell)with a golden cowrie printed on top, but it wasn't cut out like a soup bowl or would have a reservoir for liquid food. It was plain flat which I first mistook for a placemat rather than a plate. Then they would place a newly heated banana leaf on top of the capiz plate. It was a new experience... and it was great! The food was delish! But I did wish we could've ordered more so that i could have tasted more dishes. I guess there could still be next time.

BTW, I'm now 24!!!!!!!!!

Till next ish!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Azuzephre/ deviant art

I know, I know, I haven't been able to transform this useless blog into something close to being cool. But I'll just try to be spontaneous and post some bits and pieces.

I was looking for cool art stuffs to include in my hard drive collection to use in some of my presentations, desktop screen, and this bare blog. A colleague of mine shared some cartoons she came across. Here's one of my favorites:

I've made a bit of research on the artist also to look for more of his sketches since I found his art really good. I'm an art lover, though I'm not really an expert since my growing up years geared towards the medical field and somewhat erased what little talent I have in the things I love most, music and art. Just a little background on my new find: The artisit's name is Jeff Thomas and his art is more like a mixture of anime and his own style. I'll do research more about the artisit and his art if anyone requests for it, but if you're really interested, here are his websites:
I've also added a link below blog page. I don't know if I could use his art to paste in my blog as I would assume he might have made some copyright or something.

Happy Father's Day!!!!!

I made this blog thinking that I might have the time to post a lot, but sadly, schedule became such a mess and I can barely think outside the box of "work." Nevertheless I would like to take this opportunity to greet all father's out there including mine.

Happy Father's Day!
I know that my dad has been through a lot trying to give me all the best the world could give. Whatever success I have right now, could be credited mostly to him. Thanks dad!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My first post... an Introduction

Tazzed: verb, strucked with a memorable event, an encounter or an adventure.

You'll find here some of my stories (some of my adventures and misadventures) , stories I've found from other blogs, bits and pieces of poems I've made before...

Also, if you have any unusual event in your life, share it with me... we coudn't have enough tazzness in the world to encourage, inspire, enlight, touch, and even sadden, arouse, enrage, and cheer up each of our lives. and I do encourage you all to submit yours. Tickle my imagination. submit to toxic.mind@yahoo.com.

BTW, this picture is me. You'll see more in future posts. I'm not a writer, nor a poet, just your average guy documenting some emotions happening around... the adventures of life...


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