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Its time to set the right expectations

Men rules

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So it's about time we laid down some rules. The Man Rules. These are our rules!? Please note.. these are all numbered “1″ ON PURPOSE!

1.?? Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports, It’s like the full moon
or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes or No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it.
That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you think you’re fat, you probably are.
Don’t ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the?other one

1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
And if you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched.
We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing,” We will act like nothing’s wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question that you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer that you don’t want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine… Really.

1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, UFC or Soccer.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape.? Round IS a shape!

Thank you for reading this.? Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight.? But did you know men really don’t mind that? It’s like camping.

Posted by CEBopaw 06:51 Archived in Philippines Tagged women Comments (0)

Restday blues


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Had a short, disappointing, but satifying restday last weekend. Short since I only had 1 restday which was saturday. Disappointing because I did not meet the person whom I was suppose to see. Satisfying because I watched my favorite PBA basketball team in Cebu Colesium with my friend, I found a lost friend, I got drunk but not wasted, and I could call it a day. I arrived home at 3am sunday. As I was trying to sleep my drukiness off, my mom woke me up when he slap her phone to my ears. On the line was my girlfriend worried, she said why did I not let her know where I was all night and was nagging at me about some things. I could not internalize what she was saying, I could not even answer her questions straight since I was half asleep and I was drunk. I could not even think of a word on what to tell her. She finally understood that I was not on my right behaviour so we decided to just sleep it off and talk about it when I am sober.


I wake up today at 8am, hang over was the last thing I wanted today but it hit me. I was dehydrated, I feel like throwing up but my stomach was empty. I decided to sip noodle soup and had a full breakfast. I tried calling my girlfriend but I guess she was still asleep. I went back to bed and doze off again for few hours. I wake up again at 1pm and thankfully, I only have light headache and its bearable. I was very thirsty, I think I was still dehydrated so I drank plenty of liquids to replenish and wash away the alcohol on my body. Watched TV till 4pm, took bath and a quick early dinner and went off to work. I am guilty since I forgot to hear mass today. grr...

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Cagayan De Oro City

A night to remember


September 10, it was my last day of work. Checked my phone and shows 1 text message. It was from Chard. "Dili ka mo anhi CDO? mag camiguin mi ugma.". I thought about it for a second, realized i'll be off for 4days. Why not? Immediately ran back to my workstation and checked on fares to CDO. I found a cheap fare but I have to travel overnight via boat on friday at 8pm and will arrive CDO saturday morning. I guess t's the cheapest way to do it so I decided, I'm going to CDO this weekend.

After shift. 7am friday morning. Had breakfast with my friends. Went to SM at 10am, bought a roundtrip boat tickets and went home right after. Packed up my things, slept at around 2pm... Woke up 6pm had a quick light dinner and bathe. Was running late so took a cab to pier 4. Boarded the boat 730pm. Was suppost to leave at 8pm but the boat left the port almost 9pm. Stayed on an open cafe at the very back of the boat and lighted a cigarette. It was nice to look at cebu lights reflecting on the water. Sent a spam text to my friends in cebu. They we're envious of my trip adventure. Texted my friend Chard and let him know I'll be arriving at 6am saturday morning so they could pick me up.

Arrived CDO past 7am. Chard and Ivy picked me up at outside CDO port. Drove back to the city to have breakfast. We were discussing about our itinerary. They decided to cancel our camiguin trip and go to Iligan instead. Chard has a friend that can tour us to Iligan so I guess it wouldn't be that bad that we had to cancel our camiguin trip since we'll be driving to Iligan. Was excited when they said that Iligan has nice places to explore. I was even excited that the 2hr drive is very relaxing because of the nice views of the ocean and the mountains... We drove to Ivy's apartment, to freshen up and went to CDO's biggest mall "LIMKETKAY" to buy the stuffs that we need to bring for our road trip to Iligan. Went to eat CDO's famous shawarma store. Had a mouthwatering extra hot shawarma for lunch. Arrived back to Ivy's place around 3pm and had a quick nap. Woke up at 7pm. Had dinner at the city's famous barbeque restaurant (forgot the name of the place). Ivy had to finish her report and went ahead so Chard and I decided to go out. Picked up a common friend named Jason and drove to City center. Had 2 sets of beer at Candy's resto. Decided to transfer in a disco bar. Left our ride back to the apartment and proceeded to the disco house,walking. Met Chard's classmate and also my kababata who's now a PBL player Patrick Cabahug. They joined our table, chat with other players. We've had had enough of beers so we decided to go home. Jason had to stay behind because he has to stay with his friends. Good thing we left our ride back in the apartment since we could barely walk straight. We were right across the apartment, Chard ran and crossed the street but before I could follow, a car pulled over infront of me with front windows rolled down. 2 pretty ladies asked me "San ka uuwi?". Too bad I suck in speaking tagalog and replied, "Dyan lang sa tabi-tabi". The car windows rolled back up the and girls left. Waaaa... Not only did I made a fool out of myself, but I miss the chance to meet a pretty CDO local girl. We could have been good friends, I could have invited her to come with us to iligan. we could have made good couple or I could have slept over her place that very night. grrr... Damn I suck!!!

Posted by CEBopaw 08:01 Archived in Philippines Tagged backpacking Comments (2)

The B*tch did it again!


1st day of the week, 1st day of of work, 1st hour of my shift and I am pissed!

Logged in worried about my Mem'ry Card that I lost. Worried that somebody might see it and post my videos on the internet. It's a QA day so I was very carefull with my calls. I was dead sure that my 1st 2 calls were good and I was expecting to get high ratings if those calls will be evaluated. The 3rd call was a bit sloppy, was hoping it will not be assessed. Took lunch after the 3rd call. My supe called my attention and asked me to check my verint. I was confident that if it were either one of those 1st 2 calls that were evaluated, I would get good ratings. As soon as I saw my evaluations, rage was boiling in me. 80% and 88%, Checked the comments and I see another non-sense comments. Supe tried to calm me down but I couldn't help it. I was trying to keep my cool. Went to QA stations, approached my QA analyst. "What happened? Why is did deduct me for not linking the itinerary? Are you aware that I just started my shift? and the call you evaluated was less than an hour ago? How could I link the newly booked itinerary?". Bitch just told me to link it and she'll get back to it. At the back of my mind, had I not told her about it, then it would have been the final score since I hate disputes and I never asked my supe to dispute my evaluated scores. *sigh... Why can't they just do their job right?!

What a great way to start my shift! I'll be expecting more within the week. Goodluck!

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5k hike and a mem'ry from my primary school days


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Slept as early as 4pm friday. As a result, woke up as early as 3am saturday morning. Decided to Jog so I jumped off my bed made a hot milk, spread cheeze on a sliced bread and ate. Washed face, put on my favorite leg support, thick socks, and my running shoes. Grabbed my ipod and got out the house. Worried that it may rain since sky is a bit cloudy. Felt a bit cold but still pushed through with my plan. 345am, was contemplating on where my route should be. Decided to let my shoes lead me. Didin't feel like running so I just walked and was going south. Played loud music on my ipod which gave me a bit of a booster. Walked faster tried to make a sweat. Glancing at sorroundings, nothing interesting so I just focused on the road and enjoyed my music. Music seemed so loud so I turned the volume down a bit so I could still hear the vehicles coming from behind me. Still walking and kept a moderate pace. Saw my old classmate's house and I remembered my Grade school days. I realized the road I was walking was the way to my Alma matter, my elementary school. Everything was suddenly interesting. I enjoyed looking at the same places that I used to see when I rode trycicle going to school. Most changed, but felt really the same. It made me remember how naive and curious I was then. My friends and I used to explore our classmates houses, play with doorbells, vandalism and all those crazy stuffs. Music on my ipod was echoing to my mood. I never realized how time flew. The feeling of nostalgia got even stronger when I finally reached to the school I was in during my Primary School years, my Alma Matter, the school I've stayed for 8 long years. The school that contributed to who and what I am right now. The school that I still dream of, even up to this very day.

A lot has changed after I last set foot on this school. There are new buildings built and its hard to see our classrooms since the gates are higher. It would only be visible if I extend my feet and my head up high, but still I managed to see those rooms I was in. The flagpole, the chappel, our Mama Mary statue, and our classrooms. How I wish I could turn back time and make my most out of it. I remember the Boscolympic days, the sport events I joined that gained me more friends, the clubs that I entered. Dramatic club, Knights of the Altar club, Sports club and lastly being the member of the Dance Troupe where I met my crush. She was on a higer level than I was. I can still remember the feeling being watched by my crush when I danced during special events like christmas party, the family days, etc. She was the 1st girl I courted, her name is Honey Faith De Lara. I look forward coming to school each single day so I could see her. And right after school, we stayed on the phone for hours talking to each other about how our day went and I could not wait to see her again the following day. It lasted for several months until 4th grading came and we are about to graduate. I felt tired of the daily routine that we always do, and as expected for young boy like me, I've had a change of heart. I courted my classmate instead, her name was Pearlee Bacus. In just few days, she bacame my very 1st girlfriend. Having a girlfriend before doesn't actually mean that we dated or we kissed, not even a holding hand that happened. It was just nice to feel that everyday you come to school, you will always have a reason to smile everytime your eyes meet and its enough. And the feeling that you know you have somebody you could call a girlfriend was enough. Our story never really last that long since graduation day was fast approaching, and it did. Graduation came, we still had that "kilig" feeling even up to the last time we were together. I was paired to her at the graduation walk. It felt like we were about to get wed when we walk together in the chapel aisle. After graduation, that was the last time I saw her. I could not call her, nor visit her since her parents did not know about us. Such mem'ry huh?

I also have those tought times on this school. Especially on Periodical Exams. I regret all those days that I've been lax, passive and naive. The times I slack off and become a mediocre student. How I missed all the opportunities to become a better individual. I was not one of those honor students with good grades but I still managed to pass with average scores. All these mem'ries just seemed so heavy to bear when I look back to it. Damn! It made my eyes teary... Even when I am typing this blog, the keys on the keyboard seemed harder to type thinking about how I missed my school, I miss my classmates, my teachers and the sisters of my school. My Mary Help of Christian School.

Arrived home past 5am and lifted light steel plates in preparation for next week's hardcore workout.

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Random events

Wierd Dream

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Had a drinking session and went home really late yesterday. Weather temperature is soaring high. Had to take a bath to cool down so I could sleep properly. I was worried I'd wake up with a hang-over again since we finished 5 bottles of rhum chased with coke. Had a hard time sleeping, could it be because of the coke? I guessed so.

Had a dream. I was picked up by my highshool classmate's car Alister with his girlfriend. Rode with them but instead of going to office, we went the opposite direction. Went south to San Fernando and he stopped the car at a beach. I almost got hit by a bicycle when I crossed the street. The bicycle driver was furious. I did not mind him and proceeded to the beach where Alister and her GF dipped. When I was about to dive, the bicycle driver took 1 of my slipper and trew it to the ocean. I got really irate and grabbed that person and as I was about to hit his face, I noticed that his friends ran to back him up. That woke me up. Shoot! I really want to break that person's face, even if it was just a dream. Hope I'd see him again in my dreams.

Woke up at 7:30pm with no hang-overs. Off to bed but lay back on my dad's deck. Phone alarms reminding me its 8pm already. Had a light dinner. Fish, vegetables and corn. Arrive early at the office. Realized tonight is my last night and I'll have a long weekend. Whohooo... I'm excited with upcoming activities! =)

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Pre-Travel Advise

Things to bring during our Budlaan River Trekking:

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Things to bring during our Budlaan River Trekking:

Small Flashlight
Swiss knife or small knife
Back pack - Has to be waterproof. If not, then pack your things with zip lock before you put it in your back pack.
Medecine Kit. (Bandaid, Alcohol, Plaster, Paracetamol, pain killers, etc)
Small Bills/Cash or Coins
Face Towel
Sunblock (optional)
Raincoat (optional)

If I missed anything, please feel free to open it up in our upcoming meeting this friday.

We'll adhere in BTC at 6am (this is still tentative). From BTC, we'll ride 13C to sunnyhills and take a habal2x (P20 fare) straight to where we will start hiking. These are not the complete details yet.

We'll have a meeting this friday 28aug at Phraim's Resto at 7pm so we could finalize everything. See you all opaws.

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Almost late

Almost late

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Had a very bad day. Slept this morning at 10am but awakened by the need to pee and woke up at 1am. As always, could no longer sleep back. Decided to finish the film I started watching few weeks ago titled "Public Enemies" starring Johnny Depp. It was a tragic true story movie, read it from wikipedia. Anyhow, I still cannot sleep. This has always been my problem if my shift is at GraveYard. Drank milk paired with biscuits spreaded with cheese. Got full watched TV, no specific channel. Kept on turning channels. Lay back to bed, waiting for sleep to hit me. Had a light sleep at around 330pm and was able to finally doze in few minutes. Dad woke me up, he said "Nak, alas 9 na". Jumped off the bad, didn't have time to complain on why they didn't wake me up sooner. Took a bath, brushed and asked dad to pack me a dinner. Took a cab from minglanilla to I.T. park and paid P175. whew... Now Im in the office working. Same boring routine. Wanna have a vacation.

On the brighter side, Im am excited for the upcoming activities this weekend. We'll be having a great adventure this saturday, 29aug. We're gonna trek a river in Talamban named Budlaan river. I heard it is a dangerous but the place is beautiful. Something undiscovered, you can't feel the civilazation. All you see is how wonderful nature is. We'll brave through a raging water and dip on a cold clean water. Take pictures with the big boulders and just take the time to relax, unwind and bond with my best friends. Cant wait for the week to end.

Another activity that Im looking forward to this weekend is another bonding with my former teammates. We're gonne go on an island hopping in mactan islands this 30th august. I hope I will still have the energy to help out prepare the food since this activity is right after our river trekking. Hope energy drinks will keep me functioning.

Nothing else that I could remember...

Ended 1:35am 25aug local time.

Here are some of the pictures of our team outing:








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Getting started

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wow, this is weird. 1st time that i make a blog of my own. This started when my seatmate tonight, Cherry Lei Calledo was sharing with me a really funny and shocking thing that she did. Her room mate left her diary on her bed, Cherry started reading it and shere it to me. Actually, I forced her to tell me since I had a crush with her roommate named KC hehe... Was shocked to know the content of KCs diary, we figured she was indeed a playgirl. she kissed 2 of Peterpaul's room mate w/o both parties knowing it. grrr... sayang, gwapa man unta and lamina burikat lng. haha... neways, enuf of them. Since nothing interesting happened to me today I will just tell you what stupid thing I did yesterday.

22aug, Saturday. Logged out pissed from an hour and 10min call. Did not bother dropping by at my friends station w/c is what I usually do. Went straight home arrived at around 7am, realized its fiesta in our town. Ate breakfast, watch t.v and fell asleep. Woke up at 12noon, tried sleeping back but decided to have somthing to chunk. Slept back at around 5pm and woke up very hungry. Ate Lumpia and letchon kawali, took a bath went out and there, found my friends driking. Joined the fun, talk non-sense all the time. Got heated up and decided to go to the town center.

Continued drinking, met my ex-girlfriend. She asked me to join them drink which I did. Got really comfortable with each other. Started flirting, hugging, cuddling and kissing. Got really drunk and decided to walk her home. Walked with her cousins and friends, kept a 3 meeter pace with her cousins and at the dark alley, we started kissing intimately. Damn !!! What have i done...

Woke up today at 8am with a terrible hang over. Ate a full breakfast thinking it will mellow down my headache, drank plenty of liquids but my world is still revolving. Went to a cafe, checked my e-mail and chatted with Doreen Cataluna from states. Archer and Drift commented on my walls. Felt like vomiting so I went back home, sip noodle soup. Still having headache, watch TV, stdo23 show "CAST AWAY - Tom Hanks". Lay on bed, turned TV on. watched ASAP and felt sleepy. Turned TV off, played SUDOKU in my phone, had 3 sessions. Felt really sleepy and finally doze off.

Phone alarms at 8pm, snoozed it twice. Finally decided to wake up, twas 830 already and I'm running late. Got pissed since no food. Dad heats the food and I took a shower, got dressed, dine real quick and brushed teeth. Rushed to the office, took a cab, paid P75. WORK WORK WORK ... Decided to write this.

end 4:48am 24aug, local time.

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