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October 26, 2009

So this is how it feels like to have wings…

… to feel so light you are floating

… to be so happy you feel like flying

Submitted my Demography 221 paper yesterday after more than one month of moaning and groaning – and, oh boy, was it liberating!  The best thing about this paper is that it really got me thinking ***seriously*** about my thesis again.  The path to my thesis has cleared.  I am seeing it in a whole new light, and I’m all fired up to finish it.  Wish me luck and God’s blessing!  🙂

p.s. Special thanks goes to to Dr. E. Cabegin for giving me so many chances
and for being patience personified through it all.

A Place that even God Forgot

October 12, 2009

I was researching goodness-knows-what online when I came across the PDF file entitled

Reflections from a Place that God Forgot

A  feeling of such intense desolation and hopelessness crept over me.  I could only stare at the title for a few minutes.  To be abandoned, to be forgotten, to be in some place that even God – supposedly omniscient God – has forgotten… what could life be like in such a place?

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A Wedding Entrance to Remember

July 31, 2009

Do you want to know what “fun wedding” truly means?  Check out the video below.

Wonderful, eh?  It’s fun and leaves you feeling exactly the way you’d want to feel on your wedding day.

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I Feel You…

July 29, 2009

Presidentiables can’t get enough of TV airtime, it seems.  Let’s read between the lines and see what each of them wants to tell us in their “kampamersyals.”  

On an aside, Wowowee seems to be a favorite hang-out of would-be Presidents.  Mar Roxas was a guest once; so was Manny Villar.   I wonder when Gilbert Teodoro and Loren Legarda will make their appearance.


I am Mr. Palengke turned Padyak Boy and now Robin Hood.  My message is simple.  I do not merely understand what you are trying to tell me.  I can empathize with you and you can relate with me.  I know how to ride a Padyak, after all. 

Read more on the antics of presidentiables

Demographic Terms that will Blow Your Mind

July 17, 2009

In the esoteric discipline of Demography, you’ll often find highfalutin terms that will knit your eyebrows, make your head spin, or knit your eyebrows and make your head spin at the same time.

Don’t get me wrong.  You will probably have intuitive understanding of most demographic terms.  Sometimes, though, you should not believe what your intuition tells you.  This is the case in the following terms:

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The Braindead Bakery and the Scary Laundry

July 17, 2009

The Braindead, er, Brended Bakery

In front of the Baluyot and Lt. J. Francisco corner in Krus na Ligas is a small bakery – and I do mean small bakery. The store personnel (there are 2 at a time) only have to take around 3 steps to move from one end of the store to another. They also have to take these steps really slowly lest they do bodily harm to each other.

Anyway, the remarkable thing about this bakery is not its size or its bread, which is good enough but not at all outstanding.  What piqued my interest is its name.

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Why, Kris?

June 19, 2009
June 11
Saw Pinoy Bingo Night; couldn’t take my eyes off the screen.  I was captivated by the walking, gesticulating and screeching exclamation point – or was it a letter opener – onscreen.
Kris' weird gown Another look at Kris' gown

*Pictures taken with a camera phone during the airing of Pinoy Bingo Night

Another said Kris’ gown made her look like a bowling pin.  I say it also made her look like a Kaminoan – the people who cloned the bounty hunter in Star Wars.