Archive for April, 2009

Final Episode of Mega Pakbet Podcast

Sunday, April 26th, 2009


Topics covered were:

  • Powerplant Mall Fire
  • Plurk celebrities
  • Ubuntu (yawn)
  • Banchetto last Friday night

We forgot to include China banned Plurk and the update on UP Cat Killer. Sheesh.

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CARA garage sale

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Here’s a challenge to those who were outraged over the UP cat killing incident, CARA Philippines will be having a fundraiser garage sale soon. Donations in the form of cash or in kind will be much appreciated by the organization. Please refer to the flyer for contact details.


Mega-Pakbet Podcast – Episode 4: The Jenijenjen Song

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Pakbet leader Rain Contreras decided to make me a Pakbet trainee. So once again, I’m part of the Pakbet podcast. *rolls eyes*

Topics discussed in this podcast are the following:

Our guests were Jenny and Dean.

Stream or download it here or at the pakbet blog.

Joseph Carlo Candare, a sociopath?

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Several days ago, I learned from some Plurker friends about a UP student who gets his thrills from killing cats. The bastard, Joseph Carlo Candare, wrote a multiply entry about a cat he just killed inside the UP campus. He got a lot of angry comments for that entry so he made it private. Fortunately, google cached that entry and people were able to read the whole thing including some comments. Here’s a screencap of that entry.

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I’m a cat lover and what this kid did I find truly abominable. I hope that NIP or even the Chancellor is already doing something about this. The kid needs to be punished but it shouldn’t stop there. He’s exhibiting Antisocial Personality Disorder and what’s alarming about it is that the “thrill” he derives from torturing animals can escalate to grimmer things. There is a big chance that he’ll face expulsion since his action was against the law but I’m thinking that he’ll have more hatred with animals and humanity as a consequence. I know a couple of people who actually know the guy in real life and what he does to cats is just one aspect of him. According to them, he has always been a “naughty” kid. He almost set a laboratory on fire. My friends refuse to tell me other details but even just basing the issue on his blog entry alone, it is clear that the kid is disturbed and I believe he needs professional help before it’s too late.

Last night he posted several apology blog entries here, here, and another one he deleted. Sincere or not, he still has urges to harm. He can still continue torturing animals when nobody’s looking. The kid needs professional help like I said, but what irks me a lot are the behaviors of his friends who just let him do such acts. Even more enraging are his friends who defend the violence (read the comments). “Get off your high horse,” they say. Why? So that your friend can beat up the horse?

Mega-Pakbet Podcast 3: Crying over spilled Karma

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Since I’m now an honorary Pakbet member and I’m always joining their podcasts, I’m promoting out podcast #3.


How Holy Week Was Spent: Now and Then
Pakbet’s Interview Series Plug: Helga Weber Interview re The Bebigerls
Luis Buenaventura’s article: The Death of Plurk
Plurk VS. Twitter
Unofficial Plurk API
Plurk Karma: Does It Really Matter?
Plurk Karma Infinity Hack
The Story of the Only Real Person with Plurk Infinity

Quotable Quote:

My total self worth is tied up to my (Plurk) Karma.

- Gilbz

Music Credit: Rain

Download or stream it from this site.

How to fill the void

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

I feel frustrated right now. With my weight and my love life which is in limbo. I know I should count my blessings. I have great friends, a stable job, a family, and I’m not broke (tomorrow is payday). Still, there’s a chasm in my heart that remains to be filled. I have crushes at the moment but both are going nowhere. How I wish I have a fairy godmother who will grant me my wishes and send my prince charming my way.

It’s been 10 years since my last relationship. Too long, 10 years. I don’t want to go to singles’ bars because that’s just not my thing. I have male friends and friends they shall remain since I doubt I’m their type of woman. To them, I’ll forever be their buddy. It isn’t so bad but I’m getting scared that I will never meet a guy who will like me back and love me for who and what I am. I’m already 31 and most of my batchmates from high school are married with kids. They’ve (hopefully) found their life partners.

My situation makes me question how I am. What am I doing wrong? Should I change who I am? If I change myself, it will be like living a lie but maybe it’ll be worth it. However, I don’t want to change. I want somebody who can get me. Somebody who will understand my quirks and kinks. But by not changing, I might be waiting for nothing. For no one. By not changing, I might end up alone.

Hiro Mizushima got married

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Oh this sucks!

Popular actor Hiro Mizushima (24) and singer-songwriter Ayaka (21) surprised the entertainment industry on Friday when they held a press conference announcing that they recently married. In addition, it was revealed that Ayaka will be putting her music career on hold.

The two apparently first met three years ago, but it wasn’t until a magazine interview last spring that their relationship began to develop. The pair started seriously dating in August. They decided to register their marriage on February 22.

Mizushima explained, “She is indispensable to me. I thought, if I let go of her, I’ll regret it my entire life.” Ayaka commented, “My first impression of him was that he had really powerful eyes, and he could completely see through me. Right now, he is someone I respect from the bottom of my heart.”

It was also learned that immediately after Ayaka’s debut in 2006, she became ill with Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder. Ayaka tearfully reported that her symptoms have been increasing. As a result, Ayaka will continue with her music until the end of this year, after which she will put her career on hold. Mizushima promised to protect and support her.

via Tokyograph

I pity the girl since she has Graves’ disease but she married my Hiro so I hate her too. Seriously, their promise to each other is very sweet. Here’s a translation of an article about their press conference.

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Sourgraping about Sony Ericsson

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Just let me rant for a bit here. I feel left out that I didn’t get an invite for the “secret” Sony Ericsson thingy where almost all of Filipino bloggers I know got a free SE phone. I’m no problogger (even if I have some side projects where I’m trying to earn from blogging) but I’ve been blogging since the late 90′s. This blog alone is already 4-years old. Given I’m not popular in the Filipino blog scene and I hardly go to blog events (I seldom get invites anyway), I’m a Sony Ericsson fan since the T68i came out. Ever since then, I’ve gone through several Sony Ericsson phones. Even my current one, a P1i, is made by them. Heck, I’ve blogged about SE phones here and in my past blogs. I don’t know why I didn’t get invited but I somehow feel that it’s a confirmation that my blog is nothing to the Pinoy blogosphere. I feel bitter sometimes when I see my friends use their free SE phones. I’m human, I get gadget envy, and damn the phone looks really nice. Maybe this is what I get for having a nonsense blog. In spite of the bad feeling, I’m still a fan and I won’t let this silly thing affect my phone choice decisions but bext time I see any of my friends use the phone they got from the event, I’ll just close my eyes and try to think of more pleasant things.

Test post using MarsEdit

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Nash edited this hilarious photo from last year’s Plurklakbayan.