Archive for May, 2009

…IskandaL…

KOWTABLE “quotes”

Katrina Halili: Minahal ko po si Hayden…..
Hayden Kho, Jr.: Everytime we see each other, there’s no real conversation. It’s all about drugs and sex, drugs and sex….
Abner Afuang: ….napanood ko yung video e, hindi ko matiis…..may anak akong babae!

*The whole thing was literally funny!

Can’t you hear that I am laughing?

1st hearing scenario: an ex-cop and former politician from Pagsanjan, Laguna named Abner Afuang poured on the remaining of his bottled water to Hayden Kho, Jr., now infamous for his sex-y video while singing ‘I never gonna dance again, my guilty feet has got no rhytmn….’ While on the other side (or should I say on the same table), Katrina looked terribly worried with an earlier commotion.

Ang init sa kwarto!

I should say that the whole thing was literally funny. As I watched four news programs till late night, I can’t help but grinned to those commotions and the issue of sex scandal itself. I mean, everything will not be in public if the actors themselves strictly kept it as a TOP SECRET! Or better tracing Kho, he’ll not be in the situtaion where he is now should he not generously gave the video to someone else. And now that they are in the peak of nationwide publicity, many have sympathized with Katrina while the rest were outraged by the good-looking boy Hayden Kho, their filmed acrobatic stunts, and the sex-y video itself.

On one hand, Katrina Halili was applauded by several women who have believed and was stunned by her for being couragous amidst the scandal. And please, it’s all opinion here, I pity Katrina on the early explosion of the issue, however, I don’t know what I would feel whenever I think that ‘sex is for married couple only.’

Can you imagine, amidst the politicking for May 2010 elections, still, these actors never failed to get public attention. Wow! And because of this, broadcast stations have now tackled and emphasized cyber sex and pornography to form awareness especially among young adults who are reportedly been actively engaged into pre-marital sex. Moreover, civil groups and other movement have strengthen their advocacy on sex, violence, and women protection stressing that ‘sex is for married couples only.’

Not to mention that Mr. Abner Afuang, a journalist himself seemed to have his advocacy and ‘publicity’ for good – magbuhos ng tubig sa loob ng hearing na para bang walang nagyari.

And I will never forget what I hear from someone while ‘she’ was watching Katrina Halili on the news: Pag nakikita mo si Katrina, para mo na ring nakikita ang ___ n’ya.

And yes, it was one feisty hot moment when they were doing those stunts, and then one day, they realized that they were not in bed anymore and naked, but being watched by millions of Pinoy on youtube and pirated porn DVDs…..and now, in front of law makers and the press for contemptuous words and denial of the past.

Truly, media can make or break you!

And here goes again one quotable quote from Ms. Katrina Halili: ….patay na ‘ko pero may video pa rin at internet!…

Katrina Halili: Minahal ko po si Hayden…..
Hayden Kho, Jr.: Everytime we see each other, there’s no real conversation. It’s all about drugs and sex, drugs and sex….
Abner Afuang: ….napanood ko yung video e, hindi ko matiis…..may anak akong babae!

*The whole thing was literally funny!

Can’t you hear that I am laughing?

1st hearing scenario: an ex-cop and former politician from Pagsanjan, Laguna named Abner Afuang poured on the remaining of his bottled water to Hayden Kho, Jr., now infamous for his sex-y video while singing ‘I never gonna dance again, my guilty feet has got no rhytmn….’ While on the other side (or should I say on the same table), Katrina looked terribly worried with an earlier commotion.

Ang init sa kwarto!

I should say that the whole thing was literally funny. As I watched four news programs till late night, I can’t help but grinned to those commotions and the issue of sex scandal itself. I mean, everything will not be in public if the actors themselves strictly kept it as a TOP SECRET! Or better tracing Kho, he’ll not be in the situtaion where he is now should he not generously gave the video to someone else. And now that they are in the peak of nationwide publicity, many have sympathized with Katrina while the rest were outraged by the good-looking boy Hayden Kho, their filmed acrobatic stunts, and the sex-y video itself.

On one hand, Katrina Halili was applauded by several women who have believed and was stunned by her for being couragous amidst the scandal. And please, it’s all opinion here, I pity Katrina on the early explosion of the issue, however, I don’t know what I would feel whenever I think that ‘sex is for married couple only.’

Can you imagine, amidst the politicking for May 2010 elections, still, these actors never failed to get public attention. Wow! And because of this, broadcast stations have now tackled and emphasized cyber sex and pornography to form awareness especially among young adults who are reportedly been actively engaged into pre-marital sex. Moreover, civil groups and other movement have strengthen their advocacy on sex, violence, and women protection stressing that ‘sex is for married couples only.’

Not to mention that Mr. Abner Afuang, a journalist himself seemed to have his advocacy and ‘publicity’ for good – magbuhos ng tubig sa loob ng hearing na para bang walang nagyari.

And I will never forget what I hear from someone while ‘she’ was watching Katrina Halili on the news: Pag nakikita mo si Katrina, para mo na ring nakikita ang ___ n’ya.

And yes, it was one feisty hot moment when they were doing those stunts, and then one day, they realized that they were not in bed anymore and naked, but being watched by millions of Pinoy on youtube and pirated porn DVDs…..and now, in front of law makers and the press for contemptuous words and denial of the past.

Truly, media can make or break you!

And here goes again one quotable quote from Ms. Katrina Halili: ….patay na ‘ko pero may video pa rin at internet!…

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-Pi-na-quiao –

Ang galing ‘no?!!

Akalain mo ba namang sa loob lang ng dalawang rounds e napabagsak na ni Pacman si Hitman! Take note, tatlong beses n’ya pa napabagsak ang Briton.

Purong komento: Hindi ako “big fan” ng boxing at lalo na ni Manny Pacquiao, pero aaminin ko, nanonood ako ng laban ni Pacquiao no’ng high school pa ‘ko dahil sa isang napakasimpleng rason na lahat ng tao sa bahay e nag-aabang sa laban n’ya – alam mo kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng “tensyon!”

Tama.

Puno ng tensyon ang sambayanang Pilipino ‘pag si Pacman na ang umariba at malamang, pati ang bahay n’yo e minsan nang napuno ng tensyon, hiyawan, pagkagigil at kung anu-ano pang paraan ng pag-chi-cheer kay Pacquiao kahit hindi n’ya naman kayo naririnig sa Nevada.

Disclaimer: Hindi ko ‘to sinulat bilang pagsuporta kay Pacman o para suportahan pa ang mga gambler or kung sinu-sino pang mga politiko o kongresista na nagpupustahan kung si Pacquiao ba o ang kalaban ang mananalo.

Eto ang punto: Ano nga ba talaga?

Balik tayo sa “purong komento:” Nakakainggit si Pacquiao! Akalain mo ba namang dalawang rounds lang yung inabot ng laban pero sa dalawang round na ‘yun e 30 minuto ang inabot sa TV! Anak ng—

Ang galing ‘no? Hindi lang namakyaw si Pacquiao ng TF sa 55/45 na hatian (tama ba?) nila ni Hatton, e akalain mo ba namang kumita rin ang network na “kinabibilangan” n’ya dahil sa sandamakmak na advertisements na maya’t-maya ang flash sa TV screen – at sa totoo lang, nakakairita! Imbis na makita mo yung ringside o binti at hita nina Pacman at Hitman e sige naman ang flash ng kung anu-anong produkto sa TV screen mo.

Oo alam ko, ‘yan ang business ng advertising dito sa Pinas at paniniwalaan ko yung statement na nabasa ko sa isang Advertising book na sinabing: You can tell the ideals of a nation through its advertisements.

O ano, agree ka ba? E ang business ng mga TVC at ad campaigns dito e mukang desperado – yung tipong lahat ng publicity e gagawin para kumita. Kaya nga pinaglabanan ng ABS-CBN at GMA ang East & West Battle na ‘to e dahil sa milyon-milyong malilikom nila sa ad placement sa TV…..at tandaan natin, pera ang pinaglalabanan dito!

Ayun, sa kasikatan ni Pacman, hindi lang Broadcasting Networks ang nag-aagawan sa kanya, hindi lang sampung kumpanya ang gustong mag-place ng ad sa East and West Battle na ‘to, at hindi lang s’ya recording artist/professional boxer/actor/TV host, hindi lang ilang tao ang kumita sa laban n’ya, kundi pati si Pacman mismo, kumita sa lahat ng ito!

P.S.

Sa lahat na yata ng nasulyapan kong laban ni Manny Pacquiao e ito yung “parang” walang thrill – yun bang walang tensyon yung suntukan at basagan ng mukha sa ring. Akalain mo ba namang maya’t-maya mong yakapin yung kalaban sabay saka mo didikdikin ng suntok….ano ‘yon, boxing pa ba ‘yun? Away-kanto na yata ‘yon!

Mabuhay ang mga Pilipino!

Mabuhay ang mga naiinggit kay Manny Pacquiao!

Mabuhay ang mga pumupusta sa laban ni Pacman, mabuhaypumupusta sa laban ni Pacman, mabuhay!

clap! clap! clap!

Les(s)ions you could earn while you are in job hunting . . .

1. matutulala ka na lang. matutulala ka na lang dahil pagkatapos ng graduation at magdadalawang buwan na ay wala ka pang nakukuhang trabaho, at mapapatingin ka na lang sa kalendaryo n’yo sa sala o sa kuwarto mo o sa’n mang parte ng bahay niyo na antagal mo na palang “BAM” (tambay)! Sa kahuli-hulihan, matutulala ka at malulungkot sa dinranas mo ngayon.

2. desperate job hunters. Nagkakamali ka kung housewives lang ang pwedeng maging desperate…ba’t ‘di natin subukang ipares sa job hunters SLASH job seekers? Desperdo ka na talaga makahanap ng trabaho at kumita ng pera na tipong nakalimutan mong Labour Day pala at walang tao sa opisina na gusto mong pagtanungan kung may opening ba sila o wala (para sa katulad mo!).

3. makakalimutin. Malamang, sa kaiisip mo ng trabaho e makalimutan mo nang may iba ka pa palang problema – o ‘di naman kaya’y ma-divert ang atensyon mo sa ibang bagay gaya ng pang-uuto sa parents mo, sa kapatid mo o kaya sa tropapips mo! Halimbawa, mang-aarbor ka ng singsing, chokers at kung anu-anu pa…..

4. another les(s)ion gained. marerealize mo na hindi mo pala muna kailangang kumuha at makakuha agad ng trabaho na may kinalaman sa tinapos mong kurso. Bakit? (Tanong mo sa inaapplayan mo!)

Kung graduate ka ng Advertising Management, bakit hindi mo “muna” subukang mag-call center o kaya’y mag-apply sa isang fast food chain bilang isang trainee for a managerial position. Hihihi! Tunay ngang masaklap ang katotohanan pero baka malaman mo na lang sa banding huli na hindi mo muna talaga kailangang mag-apply ng trabaho na related sa tinapos mo no’ng college dahil isa pa, wala ng chance at iisipin mong masasadlak ka na lang sa kasalukuyan mong estado – tambay!

5. learn from your seniors. sa isang banda, ma-re-realize mo rin na may kabuluhan pala ang mga ‘words of wisom’ na sinabi sa’yo ng mga seniors mo no’ng nasa academe ka pa. Learn from the experts ika nga, pwede mong pagnilay-nilayan ‘yan bago ka maghanap at mag-apply ng trabaho.

6. magiging metikoloso/metikolosa ka. totoo. ingat ka sa pag-aaply….baka kasi yung sinasabi mong “pansamantala” na trabaho e maging career mo na in the near future, ouch! Ang sakit no’n! Yung tipong sinabi mo sa sarili mo na mag-co-call center ka muna habang hindi mo pa nakukuha yung gusto mong trabaho, pero ilang buwan o taon mula ngayon e may ‘career’ ka na sa industriya ng BPO.

//to be continued

. . . Suwertihan lang . . .

Ok.

Today is May 1st……

So what’s so special about this anyway?

What about you?

Is this your birthday?

Wedding anniversary?

Or maybe another embarrassing moment that fell on this particular day….

…..another year that marks for Pinoy laborers – a “working” Filipino indeed!….

Let’s ponder how millions of Filipinos abroad and those unemployed, employed and underemployed consider this day as Labour Day, which I suppose shouldn’t be given much interest about. Aren’t you happy that you were categorized as “employed,” “underemployed” or maybe “unemployed?” There’s something to celebrate dude! You might be happy to be included on various surveys which say YOU are now one among millions of Filipinos who couldn’t find a job for a matter that YOU DO NOT FIT THE QUALIFICATIONS or YOU JUST GRAB THAT POSITION SIMPLY BECAUSE THERE IS NO CHOICE – YOU’RE QUALIFIED FOR A BLUE-COLLAR TYPE OF WORK!

*Sigh

It’s been a year though!

It’s been a year since I was passionately doing photography for good – not to mention that I roam somewhere down the hill just to get a good shot, good angle, a perfect picture of any thing. I was also on the status of an incoming senior then.

And here comes again that fateful day, just another year has passed and I was out with my photography stuffs. Totally out! Not a single penny for film and developing fees. And since I am an alumna, I was supposed to “go out” and find a good job – not (I think) a career for now. May career ba kasi dito sa Pilipinas? What I am settled to do now is to find job, visit job fairs, apply online, and personally walked-in to companies and gave those hardly-worked resumé I have labored for weeks or even a month just to craft it impressively hoping that somewhere along the line, I may be able to impress those hiring execs.

And yes, were at that point of giving out resumé, so what then?

***Finally, a year had passed – from photography to job hunting! Isn’t it an overwhelming transition?!?

They say that most of first-time experiences will never be forgotten, and I myself did. The very first taste of failure in seeking a job is indeed incomparable! I assume you had your own hint for the phrase, ‘very first taste of failure.’ And what exactly did I suggest with this thing is that when you do your job hunting seriously and you expect that somehow and somewhere along the road, your resumé will be pick out for a 30-second glance and then voila! And one day, when you picked up the phone to follow up your application, the hiring exec will just simply tell you: ‘ahm…..as of now, we’re not hiring fresh graduates…..we actually prioritize those who had the experience…..and blah blah blah….maybe you could re-apply if you had the experience.’

And that’s what I mean with failure – you worked for it seriously, had a “little” expectation for yourself, and then at one point, you failed – and which you might feel you’re all a failure! It’s as if the world is against you-that you had no chance-no opportunity-or maybe, the work turns away from you-and that you would not make any effort for the same thing because you were so devastated of your previous ‘mishap.’

And then, I came to think of these: those well-established companies, those who have carried big names and bigger reputation for themselves maybe had a little flaw for all their deeds and for all the power and professionalism that they are seeking in the industry. And that flaw is “prioritizing” those who have the experience and setting aside those who have not – fresh grads in particular. The problem is that either they don’t want to invest for these pathetic no-experience-at-all fresh grads or they just don’t want to invest time for training and supervision. Maybe, they had not yet realize how invaluable hiring these fresh graduates can be. – they can’t see the potential, the would-be skills of these people who had just newly came out from the academe – all that they can see is the experience…….experience, experience and experience!

Who knows?