Now Playing at the Music Bar below:

Selfish (Chillout Version) - Sunset Daze

Don't Fear the Reaper (Cover) - The Beautiful South

Clarity (Neon Sky Remix) - Zedd ft. Foxes

Alive in Paradise - Tiesto & Dyro feat. Krewella

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ocean Park Adventure

One of the benefits of working in my company is having a wonderful partnership with certain commercial establishments that offer great promos for employees, and the discounted passes in Ocean Park brought happiness to me and my family.

At a very low price, we were able to enjoy the Ultimate Package which includes the Sea Lion Show, A Habitat Journey of the Sea Lions, the Jellies Exhibit, the Oceanarium, a Fish Spa, and the Musical Fountain show. (Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to experience this since it was at 7 in the evening and we were there since morning, and we had to leave already)

Sea Lions' Show

Jellies Exhibit


Included in the discount were the passes for the Trails to Antarctica, which featured an ice slide, the wintery Snow Village and of course, penguins!

Being employed in this year’s BPO Company of the Year truly has its benefits.

For more information on Ocean Park promos, check out their website:

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Elements Bits: Limitless


Bradley Cooper – Eddie Morra
Robert De Niro – Carl Van Loon
Abbie Cornish – Lindy

Down and out of luck writer Eddie Morra may have hit rock bottom. He cant even put a single word for his book. He’s separated, broke, and always drunk at 3 in the afternoon.

One day he bumps into his ex-wife’s brother, who claims that he works for a pharmaceutical company and offers him a new drug that boosts our brain cells and can provide super human abilities. A bit hesitant at first, he takes the drug and suddenly he sees things more clearly and just like that his IQ seemed to have hit the highest mark.

The next morning though, he is back to his old self. He locates the ex-brother in law to get more of the brain enhancing drug, but finds him dead instead. It seems that he is not the only one after the drug. Whoever killed Vern, was not able to find the drugs, and luckily for Eddie he found the whole stash. But would this indeed be good luck for Eddie?

A tablet a day, and Eddie seemed limitless in everything he does. He was able to finish his book in 4 days, learned to play the piano in three, spoke different languages just by listening to a conversation, and learned how to take on a gang of thugs by watching Bruce Lee movies. But to Eddie, this was not enough, so he took it to a new level and brought his newly acquired mathematical brain and plunged into the stock market.

Any information, any data that is plugged into Eddie’s brain, it gets processed and retained, and utilized for future use. That’s how the drug works. It broadens the brain capacity to hold enormous amounts of information and at any point, Eddie is able to organize and access these in a snap for whatever purpose he needs.

Everything seems to be going his way and then strange things start to happen to his body, and someone is now after him for the remaining pills. The plot just thickens towards the end. Who is after the pills? Who makes them and how will Eddie get through this.

Elements Bits number 1:

Greed. Sometimes when we get to taste the good life, we are not satisfied and yearn for more. Of course, we do want to have the good life forever but when is enough? When are we contented with what we have? As Frederick Keonig said, “We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

Elements Bits number 2:

Every individual is unique and each of us has our own God given gift. To accentuate on certain skills is not a crime, but when you cheat the process, I believe it’s not right. Ever heard of performance enhancing drugs?

Memorable Quotes:

Eddie: "I don’t have delusions of grandeur. I have an actual recipe for grandeur."

Carl Van Loon: "You don’t know how to assess your competition because you haven’t competed. Don’t make me your competition."

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Rainy Tagaytay Sunday

A few weeks ago the family went on a day-trip to Tagaytay to accompany Mom with her guests who visited the Philippines recently. They wanted to see the view of Taal Lake, so we chose the TaaleƱa Restaurant, which has an unobstructed view of the scenery.

The fog was thick at a certain point and it covered the view since it rained every now and then. But when it settled, it was a good feeling to set sights on one of Philippines’ natural wonders.

One thing is for sure; my 2-year old son enjoyed it very much.

After lunch, we headed to the Ilog Maria Bee Farm. Well known for their natural products, from aromatherapy oils, bath soaps, royal jellies, and my favorite, the virgin honey which is very hard to come by that’s why it costs so much. You are actually only allowed to buy 1 bottle per visit; aside from it’s natural vitamins, one tablespoon can help all kinds of stomach problems: indigestion, reflux, and diarrhea.

You can check out their website here: Ilog Maria

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Elements Bits: Wrong Turn 4 - Bloody Beginnings

A group of college students obviously takes a wrong turn while on their way up a mountain cabin. It’s getting late and the freezing snow storm is not helping at all. Fortunately for them, they find an abandoned hospital where they seek shelter…or is it an unfortunate fate? Little do they know, the place is not totally deserted.

The group does some exploration and discovers some disturbing things, including the story about three children who ate their parents and were admitted in the said mental institution.

The next morning, one of the guys from the group disappears, so they decide to split up in an attempt to find him. Wrong turn, wrong decision.


Elements Bits number 1:

If not all, most guys have this ego that we know everything. We are men and we don’t ask for directions. No matter how lost we are, we make it seem as if we know where we are going and if it ends up a dead end, we can blame the others for nagging us that’s why we got confused and made a wrong turn.


When we hear the term cannibalism, the first thing that comes to mind would be monsters and zombies that wander aimlessly in search of flesh to satisfy their hunger. But historical data would share with us that, even educated and refined humans are capable of this practice.

Through my searches in the Web, there are 3 reasons for cannibalism;

Cultural practice

There were even movies made to depict the educated man that is deluded into believing that they become stronger and wiser when they devour the organs of a particular individual.

Fictionally, ever heard of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the movie the Silence of the Lambs?

Or Colonel Ives of the movie Ravenous?

In our real world, what went into the minds of these people:

Makes you wonder…are we safe in our own civilization.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Birthday Kicks

Got myself two pairs of Nike lows for my birthday, care of the 13th month pay; best part of it, they were both on sale hehe....

Backboard SL
 Dunk Low

Thursday, December 1, 2011

By the Numbers - December 2011

So what's happening this month of December 2011...

  1. Julianna Kassandra will be 2 months on December 7
  2. I will be thirty-something on December 14
  3. December 25 falls on a weekend, so that's a bummer, no extra holidays
  4. December 31 also falls on a weekend, double whammy
  5. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement the vehicle tagging scheme on all non-metered AUVs, shuttle, and tourist buses starting December 12. (As if that will help the traffic jams during this Holiday season.)
  6. 2.34 million vehicles pass through EDSA highway on a daily basis; that number usually doubles during the Christmas rush.
  7. The average KPH of a vehicle plying EDSA on a normal day is 36 KPH; that speed may be halved during the Christmas rush.
  8. There are about 7,000 buses clogging up EDSA every day, when it can only handle 2,000.
  9. Bottomline, don't use EDSA during Christmas season.
  10. Will be going to Ocean Park, my company has a very good discount, 500.00 pesos per head for the whole package. (An additional 300.00 pesos for the Antarctica attraction)
  11. Company Christmas party is on December 10. (I was supposed to be part of a dance presentation, but unfortunately, I injured myself during the championship game of our Sportsfest, too bad. hehe) Raffle prizes galore! (Though I never win)
  12. Victory party is on December 3, for winning the basketball tournament in the SPi CRM Olympics.
  13. Will be getting a full 13th month bonus on December 5; Wohoo!!
  14. The family usually goes out of town with my Dad, but since Julia can't travel that far, will be spending the holidays in Manila with Mom.
  15. Will probably gain 10 pounds during this holiday season. Crap. (But will be playing in 3 teams this coming ABL season in January 2012, so majestic ham and ensaymada with hot choco, bring it on!)
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