Category Archives: Literature

The 37th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) at SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia

So far, this is my second visit to the MIBF (second day and second time… my first time was last year hehehehehe).

DAY ONE

On the fist day, I saw this–Raissa Robles’s book, “Marcos Martial Law: Never Again.”

My take: Wow. The Philippines plunged into foregin debt is because Marcos didn’t pay the debts on time–not because they STOLE money from the Filipino people.

…so if you are anti-Marcos, then this is a good read for you.

Finally got the best-selling book, “Why Nations Fail.” I recommend you this book (initial comments).

Art haul from National Bookstore booth. (:

DAY TWO

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? (:

Best Christmas gift for the photographer.


Go here if you have money to burn

Don’t go if you’re broke. Get good reads.

A counter-argument regarding F. Sionil Jose’s anti-Chinese sentiments

Guten Abend! Ich bin fertig fur Brief schreiben — ja, ich suche fur Brieffreunden. LOL.

Pardon me if I’m not that good in German yet — maybe you’ll hear me say, “Ach, es ist 8 Uhr! Ich muss froh sein!”

Not being too much of a Europhile, but anyways, I have read this counter-argument against F. Sionil Jose (OH MAN! You must be crazy!).

The article


asianform.com|The Chinese character for “death.”

I believe, F. Sionil Jose’s view on the Chinese people is merely a sign of xenophobia. Well, not so.

Of course, that also means that having white skin doesn’t make you a “wannabe white person.” This also means that being “dark” or “tanned” for the white people doesn’t really make them wannabe Latinos.

Granted, the Chinese are said to be rude (check out these profit-oriented shops in Beijing, Singapore and HK!) and profit-oriented, but elite Chinese people won’t ever patronize cheap, low-quality China-made stuff. Also, being Chinese doesn’t even make you filthy rich or traditional, or even speak Fukkien at all!

Generalizing the Filipino-Chinese community as “exploiting foreigners” does not make you a patriot at all. In fact, “ethnicism” isn’t going to make you more than patriotic.

Paraphrasing Kenneth Duncan,

Filipinos of Chinese descent are sent to Chinese schools to learn more about their heritage, but there’s no such intention of being loyal to the country of their ancestors which they’re not really familiar with. Not all Filipino-Chinese can afford to study in a special language school, and there’s nothing wrong with Chinese schools — in fact, countries like Indonesia are supporting and promoting them!

Correct, and the fact that the Chinoys send back their remittances to China, Taiwan or Hong Kong isn’t (that) true after all. Kenneth Duncan stated that these Chinoys can hardly trace back their ancestral roots in the Sinosphere, which is quite true — after all, famous Filipinos who bear a Chinese surname, pure Chinese or of mixed ancestry — are apparently more loyal to the Philippines and they choose to stay here to grow their businesses. Now what’s wrong with that, right?

Some wealthy Chinese people even marry Filipinas of native or mestizo/mestiza descent and let their children roam around in a Filipino environment — famous Ateneans such as Tricia Gosingtian may be half-Chinese, but they’re Filipino on the inside. They even promote their styles and works of art in representation of the Philippines and NOT the Sinosphere. They cannot even speak Fukkien at all. As a matter of fact, these wealthy Chinoys are actually more Filipino than Chinese.

To Lieber Herr Jose,

I think it’s time for you to re-think your path as a writer. Degrading the Filipino-Chinese community does not help the nation prosper in any way. In fact, being against the Chinese in the Philippines does not make you even moooooore patriotic. Granted, some Chinoys are really hardcore Sinophiles, but that’s the way for then to preserve their culture. There won’t be such thing as Chinese New Year, hopia, siomai, siopao, noodles, Peking duck, paputok, F4, Meteor Garden, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Huawei or anything Chinese if you’re only going to say that.

If China or the concept of “Sina” never existed, there would be no Kanji or Confucianism at all. What makes family bond together in East Asia is the Confucian belief of valuing family. However, being family-oriented is very Asian, which you don’t even see in most Western countries. Countries such as Italy, Germany, Australia and Canada are best examples of Western places that practice the value of family, even the United States is trying to promote family values as a payback to the people’s choice. If your folks taught you not to love the other races of people around you, think again. If you were educated at public schools, then they must have taught you the essence of embracing and mingling with people of different backgrounds. If you are half-Chinese or half-white, Filipinos around you are expected to err, mingle with you and consider you as their own, rather than letting you feel that you’re different. The funny thing is, half-white people who absolutely have NO trace of Filipino features will be worshipped and hailed as a “god/goddess.”

I also wanted to learn Mandarin when the Taiwanese F4 made it to the Philippines. Even Vic Zhou only speaks Mandarin and Fukkien at the same, at mas lalo pa nga si Jerry Yan, eh! After all, you don’t need to be a Chinoy to study in a Chinese school.

Kung tutuusin pa nga, CCTV (China Central Television) is already provided when you subscribe to SkyCable, Home Cable, Sun Cable, Destiny, and many more. CCTV is also in HD quality and at the same time, it offers programs besides Chinese — English, Arabic and Russian, to name a few.


CCTV in Russian|Her Russian is even better than Sharapova’s!


CCTV in Arabic|This Chinese dude still managed that sexy voice!


CCTV English|Australian English at its finest!

Side note: Give me a German version this time, please!

Alongside Deutsche Welle, NHK, KBS World and Australia channel, you don’t need to pay extra bucks to subscribe to those channels. Can TFC err… do that!? I don’t think so… I also have doubts with GMA PinoyTV if they could make it overseas without paying extra bucks for subscription.

These channels are very influential and they prove that they’re really wealthy enough to spread the word without even being paid for exclusive purposes. HAHA!

With regards to CCTV itself, their programs are of course, in Mandarin Chinese. YES — with regards to Putonghua, it’s the most melodic of all the languages of China. How melodic? Well, Chinese women speaking the language are really refined and they really communicate with finesse. Also, most Taiwanese people speak Mandarin, alongside with their native Taiwanese Fukkien. Since Mandarin is only composed of four tones, it’s not that hard at all when you master the language (unlike Fukkien and Cantonese, which has eight and six tones, respectively).

Now I really do understand you, Herr Jose for switching to Mandarin after you learned Cantonese. Surely, Cantonese is much more difficult because of the six tones, but don’t you know that it came first before Mandarin? Yes, Cantonese may be first before Mandarin, but Yue (other term for Cantonese) is also an official language in Hong Kong. I also believe that it is also spoken in most parts of Guangdong, particularly Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Even Jackie Chan’s accent is obviously Cantonese, and it seems that he’s even more comfortable in speaking Cantonese than Mandarin (his Putonghua has a hint of Cantonese accent as well, too bad). However, China’s government puts importance on Mandarin over the other languages of China is because of its rich tones and ease of use. You’ll feel yoga, Buddhism and a calm aura when an old woman speaks the language. After all, the Chinese language is almost everything — from the food that you eat, from the tea that you drink towards their rich cultural heritage.

Despite the controversies surrounding China, it is still a mysterious place, despite its pollution in the cities. Also, the Sinosphere does not forget to turn back to its rich cultural history, despite being modernized.

I am not a China expert

…but this might help me a lot since I’m going to tackle about trade relations between China… and guess what the other camp is!

Blogger Profile: Perez Hilton


time.com|ALL HAIL the unkabogable Perez Hilton!

Mario Lavandeira the American of Cuban descent

Now that explains his ability to speak in Spanish. His parents are Cuban (hahaha, political asylum!?)… well I thought he was Mexican, though!

Perez Hilton made his own pen name to play a pun on Paris Hilton. Hmm… is that right!? I thought Paris and he are relatives, but it turns out that they’re not related to one another.

His contribution to the LGBT community

You know how defensive he is, right? Remember the Carrie Prejean issue when he lambasted Carrie because of her comment about gay marriage. Well, it’s only an opinion, but to think that Carrie is a “devout Catholic” with a sex video? That’s another story. Carrie isn’t a role model after all, when talking about religion and shiz!? HAHAHA, not bad when she’s compared to AA!

BUT… I do respect Perez as a gay, because he is OPENLY gay.

His admiration for Charlize Theron and Lady GaGa proves his gay-ness

Charlize supports LGBT, Lady GaGa does the same as well. So no wonder, Perez would usually post something really very positive about them. If a person happens to be ANTI-GAY, he might as well lambast you!

That’s why he lambasted Carrie Prejean for being a “hypocrite.” Yeah, I ain’t a fan of Carrie, but please don’t forget the boobjob thing. Hmmm… so hypocritical (right, AA!? You’re fully-bodied RETOKE, but you ain’t gonna admit it because you’re afraid you might be nitpicked by SG’s fans!).

HAHAHA, wonder if he would lambast someone for being anti-gay. He might as well lambast the Middle East, for sure.

Writer Profile: Pete G. Ampoloquio, Jr.


dannycinco.blogspot.com|Pete Ampoloquio

Si Pete G. Ampoloquio, Jr., ay isang manunulat/kolumnista sa Remate.ph, isang tabloid-like website na kung saan maraming mga nakakaaliw na articles na mae-enjoy ninyo… KUNG ang nagsulat nun ay no other than Ka Pete!

Kalurkey naman, oh! Lagi niya talagang pinag-iinitan si Tita Cristy Fermin na super hate ni Tita Bisaya! HAHAHAHA!

S’yempre, hindi niyo siya ma-type-an kung mababasa niyo ang mga hinanakit niya laban ke Tita Cristy at syempre naman kay Marian Rivera. Pero kung mababasa niyo ang mga hinanakit niya laban kay no other than the pambansang prostitot ng Pilipinas na si Cristine Reyes, maaaliw talaga kayo sa kanya! PROMISE!

Bakit sa Remate pa? Hindi ba tabloid-ish ‘yun?

Sa Remate naman kasi, dun ko naman nakilala si Leonore Rolle, isang avid hater ni CR. Hindi man siya perpektong tao, ngunit alam niya kung gaano ka despise-able si AA. Oo, AA’s character speaks for her reputation. Hindi niyo lang talaga kayang tanggapin na kung sino pa ang nagde-declare na prangka’t palaban sila, ‘yun pa ang hindi umaamin sa kanilang mga retoke!

Kalurkey, ende vah?

Si Ka Pete rin kasi, hindi niya rin type si Maja, kaya dun ko rin siya nagustuhan. S’yempre, si Maja, kahit mahusay siyang artista, malaki ang ulo. Kaya simula nung wala na siyang issue, KONTI na lang ‘yung mga project niya.

Right, Chris Tiu?

Unkabogable Lines ni Ka Pete: Maaliw Naman Kayo D’yan!

Teleserye nina Cristine, Piolo wala nang dating: Walang Hanggan nina Coco, Julia panalo!

MARAMI ang nagtataka kung bakit ang promise ng soap nina Piolo Pascual at Cristine Reyes ay ‘di na nag-materialize when it used to be one of the hottest soaps at ABS-CBN when it started barely a month ago.

Simple lang, it’s not Piolo’s fault dahil behaved naman siya at wala namang ginagawang nega na makaaapekto sa soap nila.

Ang dapat sisihin ay ang lead actress dito na oo nga’t mahusay naman sanang umarte pero nagpakademonya kaya tigbakers tuloy ang arrive ng kanilang soap opera.

Kung hataw to-the-max ang Walang Hanggan nina Coco Martin at Julia Montes, parang sisinghap-singhap na ang teevee series nina Piolo at Cristine at mukhang wala nang nanonood. Hahahahahahahaha!

That’s what you get for being so mean and uncouth, dara. Hahahahahaha! Kung bakit kasi pati press ay sinasali mo sa pangbabalahura mo sa ‘yong ina’t kapatid.

Ang ending, lahat sila ay kumampi kay Ara at wala ni isang nagtanggol sa ‘yo. Hahahahahahahaha!

Poor delusory girl, where would you go now?

Hindi kaya pati panghulog sa mansion mo sa Paranaque ay ma-delay? Hahahahahahahaha!

Anyway, pati pala PA ng retokadang glorified starlet na ‘to ay pinalayas niya dahil pinagbintangang nagnakaw supposedly ng kanyang singsing nu’ng time na magkasakit siya at ang PA lang ang dumaramay at nag-aalaga sa kanya.

Hurting daw talaga ang PA dahil sa tinagal-tagal nilang nagsama ng butangerang starlet, ngayon pa raw ba siya gagawa nang ganon?

Anyhow, to make a long story short, na-misplace lang pala ng kati-katerang glorified starlet ang ring na nawawala kuning-kuning. Hahahahahaha!

Too late the hero, the PA has already left her employ.

We just don’t know the latest development if she has been cajoled to go back or if she did make true of her promise to leave for keeps.

Baka naman dahil labs naman daw talaga nito si Bungangerang Retokada na sandamakmak ang yosi-kadiring cellulite ay nagoyong muling magbalik. Hahahahahahahahaha!

How gross!

‘Yun na!

Source

Me Take: HAHAHAHA, oo naman! Agree naman ako ‘dong, na si AA naman talaga ang DAHILAN kung bakit FLOP ang DSP. HAHAHA, ganyan talaga kapag isang cheap-ass ang sinali sa DSP. Maganda sana ang DSP, pero panira lang si AA, eh. HALATANG PA-KYUT lang ang acting niya. Not cool (enough).

Alam mo kasi AA, umayos ka na nga! Hangga’t hindi ka pa nagpapa-retoke ng ugali mo, s’yempre naman, maraming susunod sa mga yapak mong… EWW! Tinapakan ng shit? LOL!

Dumi na sa paningin ng publiko!

[This time, from HatawTabloid.OrphicPixel.com naman ito.]

Hahahahahahaha! Dahil sa kamalditahan at kababuyan, mukhang sa kangkungan pupulutin ang career nitong si Cristine Reyes.

Sa true, baboy sa dilang baboy ang pag-uugali ng monster na babaeng ito na infested with yosi-kadiring cellulites ang mga hita. Hahahahahahahaha!

Imagine, after all the loving and the caring that her sister Are Mina had given her, she (diabolical Cristine) still has the temerity to accuse her sister of some horrible doings.

This woman is indeed a blight!

A Pestilence!

She deserves to rot in hell if ever such place truly exists!

Grabe talaga ang nagawa ng show business sa babaeng ito na untakable talaga ang barubal na pag-uugali.

Siguro, sila ni Marianita Kuflangga, ang guranggang asal-matrona (‘di ba naman mukhang andang tabatsina? Hahahahaha!) ang dapat na pagtapatin dahil close fight ang kanilang evil persona. Hahahahahahaha!

Did I hit the nail right on its head, obese na matronang priority pala-palagi ang anda? Hahahahahahaha!

Magtika ka na ng mga pagkakasala mo, Lola Anda, before you plunge straight down into the abyss of hell. Hahahahaha!

Anyway, going back to the abominable Cristine Reyes, kiyemeng nagdrama-drama raw ang babaeng asal-demonya nang sumulat sa sis ni-yang si Ara Mina na kiyemeng magbati na kuno sila dahil magkapatid sila at alang-alang na lang sa kanilang inang nagkakaedad na.

Hahahahahahaha!

Really?

Ang kaso, practically the same day, (Bubo-nika wrote about this in her pambalagtasan column…Hahahahahaha!) go raw ang karumal-dumal ang pag-uugaling demonya at nilait to-the-max ang ina niyang may phobia na sa kababuyan niya.

Grabeeee! Ang tindi talaga ng sama ng pag-uugali ng ilung babaeng ito na ewan kung kanino nagmana.

Hahahahahahaha!

Anyway, after her demonic doing gets maximum media mileage, do you think this diabolical actress would still have a burgeoning career in the business?

I honestly don’t think so!

Ang mga katulad niyang hayupera ang pag-uugali ay nararapat lang na nalalaos at nawawalan ng career para magtanda at magpakataong muli.

Sa totoo, hindi sapat na marunong kang umarte at may ganda (kahit peke at di orig…Hakhakhak!), in the end, what’s most important is your attitude off-cam.

Ang mga taong tulad ng cellulite-infested na babaeng ito ay dapat na pinarurusahan and what a most fitting way to do it than giving her a dose of her own yosi-kadiri kind of medicine.

Huwag n’yong panoorin ang mga soap ope-ras na ginagawa ng matindi pa sa burak ang bibig at pag-uugaling babaeng ‘yan.

Dapat lang na matuto siya ng leksyon para magtanda!

Period!

Me Take: Idagdag niyo pa po ‘to: Kaya AA ang nickname niya dahil marumi daw siya sa katawan nung bata pa siya! AND please lang, take note of the initials… CR means COMFORT ROOM, only in the Philippines! Kaya coincidence naman talaga kung bakit ganun ang naging conspiracy na, eh. Kada project, ang mga shooting place na kung saan andun rin siya; simple lang ‘yan: UMAAAMOY IMBURNAL NA ANG BUONG LUGAR.

[To be honest with all of you guys, Ka Pete should be hailed as the Perez Hilton of the Philippines. Kung si Perez Hilton pa nga ang mag-blog laban ke AA, NAKO! Sangkatutak na ballistic words ang article na ‘yun, much worse than Ka Pete’s!]

Afraid sa pananaray ng press: Ilusyunada at make-up dependent na si Cristine, feel nang makipagbati kay Ara!

[First ko nakilala si Ka Pete dito!]

HAHAHAHAHA! Shakira ang impaktang si Cristine Reyes na ingrata’t walang utang na loob sa pagmamahal at pag-aalagang ginawa sa kanya ng utol niyang si Ara Mina.

Dahil overwhelming ang ginawang pagkampi kay Menang ng working press, nagkukumahog na raw lately ang babaeng maganda lang pag naka-make-up nang makapal! (Hakhakhak!) pero nuknukan nang sama ang pag-uugali (mag-deny ka at kikidlatan ang mga cellulite mo sa mga hita para maging permanent na at nang mabawasan ang kababuyan ng iyong pag-uugali, ingrata!) para suyuing muli ang kanyang ate and ultimately, save her career from total and absolute annihilation.

Sa true, di uubra ang kapraningan mong ‘yan sa working press.

Gagawin ka nilang pritong Ampalaya para mabawasan ang nakasusulasok mong pag-uugali.

WALANG UTANG NA LOOB!

Kung anuman ang ate mo, di mo na nararapat na ipinagkakalat ‘yun sa mga tao dahil ang kahihiyan niya ay kahihiyan mo rin.

The trouble with ingrate people like you is that you are suffused with your delusions, you no longer remember the good things that are done to you by other people.

Sa totoo, without your make-up on, and without the help of Vicki Belo, you are exceedingly plebeian.

Ordinaryo ka lang, ning, at di sing-ganda ng iyong Ate Ara na hindi nga siguro perpekto pero may sakdal-gandang kalooban.

Baka akakain mo na naman PR niya ako. Hahahahahahahaha!

I never was and never will be.

Get it?

Nakita ko lang naman ang pag-uugali n’yong dalawa and comparing it, lost ka niya in terms of good breeding, social graces, caring for your mom, among other things.

Huwag ka ring mag-ilusyon na piniperahan si Ate Ara mo ng mga lalake dahil gawain mo ‘yun!

Kuha mo? Itanong mo kaya kay Rayver Cruz. Hahahahahahahaha!

Cheap!

Panget ang pag-uugali mo at kapag ganyan kabarubal ang ugali ng isang tao, hinding-hindi siya pagpapalain ng Diyos.

Huwag ka nga palang masyadong confident na mag-guest on national television with your face not made up to perfection because your plain features are revealed to the max.

Kita mo’t nilampaso ka nung lady friend mo na nakaayos talaga kaya ang ganda-ganda ng dating.

Ang mga tulad mong synthetic lang ang ganda, dapat, nararapat at karapat-dapat lang na naka-emyas to-the-max dahil di ka naman naturally beautiful like your Ate Mina.

Mag-exercise ka nga pala dahil yosi-kadiri ang mga cellulite sa mga hita mo!

Yuck! Kadiri!

Kabata-bata pa namumutaktak na sa mga yosi-kadiring cellulite?

Pa’no, ang tamad-tamad at umaasa lang sa mga diet pills na ‘yan para pumayat. Hakhakhak!

Mahusay ka nga sanang artista pero burak naman ang pag-uugali mo at asal-baboy ka!

Kundi ka ba naman baboy, hayan at pinag-aral ka ng ate Ara mo sa isang magandang eskwelahan pero wala ka namang natutunan kundi magbulakbol kaya ang syonga-syonga mo.

Kita mo nga at nilampaso ka ng articulate tongue at esekolang bearing ni Anne Curtis nu’ng sabay kayong nagpu- promote ng movie n’yo ni Derek Ramsay. Hahahahahaha!

Umayos ka, huh?

Baka ang ending malaos kang muli at di na makaangat pa, mawalan ka tuloy ng andang pangbayad kay Vicki Belo, biglang lumabas ang The Omen mong personalidad. Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Hindi porke’t yumaman ka na ay kay baba-baba na ang tingin mo sa kapatid mong nagpala sa’yo nung time na cheap ka pa’t walang career.

Mas malayo ang narating niya sa show business compared sa idiota at ilusyunadang tulad mo.

Wala ka sa kanyang kalingkingan.

You’re nothing but a second rate, trying hard, copycat!

Gaya-gaya ka lang naman sa ate mo. Pasalamat ka nga’t nauso ang mga beauty aids na ‘yan.

For if not, you’re too plebeian looking, no one would pay you any scant attention.

Magtutulog ka kasi at baka tumangkad ka pa at di ganyang puro lalake ang inaatupag mo!

Idiota!

Di ka bakla, ning! Babae ka!

‘Yun lang!

Me Take: HAHAHAHA, natawa talaga ako dito! Check out the AA Klenk the Cult Leader to find out these hilarious comments!

Sikat na sexy star di raw kagandahan, maputi lang

CLICK HERE for easier access (and don’t forget to press backspace/”delete” for the Mac users)!

Excerpts:

“Imagine,” our friend asseverates, “aside from bringing cigarette and liquor in the campus, she, too, was spotted wearing a skimpy bikini inside the car.”

Actually, you have to click the link so that you would really know… it is a blind item this time.

Me Take: HAHAHAHAHA! People should know the dirty side already! You know how much I love you guys, so yeah.

Overall Take

Of course, these featured articles are about me worst emeny, CR/AA. HAHAHA, mas nakakaaliw pa nga basahin compare naman kung basahin ‘yung mga articles laban ke Tita Cristy, kasi nga isa pa ‘yun, hate niya rin si AA!

Naku, bakit hindi pa niya sinanto si Marian!? Inggit ka sa byuti niya, ‘no?

Beat that, PinoyGossipBoy!

Just in case you are wondering, Ka Pete and Tita Cristy cannot get along with one another is because, you know, if you hate AA, or lezzay, if you’re “credible” enough, you might not get along with each other. Projection theory, to be exact! HAHAHAHAHA!

Joint Blog Post: What I did for the Week


A Peaceful Disaster|First time shot using Galaxy Tab

There are things that I did for this week; I took a shot of a peaceful waterscape surrounded by the foreground: A disastrous aftermath. This reminds me that peace and war could neutralize with one another although their relationship is like oil and water.

Osaka Monogatari OFFICIAL PV


As promised, this is the PV I made for AJ Perez’s (RIP) character in Osaka Monogatari.

So, I had a dream about AJ. It was like, he was thanking me for keeping him alive (or immortal) even though he’s no longer physically present. It’s not only for me and/or for Antonello, but it’s for everyone. Fans and non-fans alike would appreciate a story that will really make their hearts beat!

I thank my departed loved ones for giving him a chance to visit me in my dreams.

Watch out for the next episode in Osaka Monogatari: Kei is officially a Lasallian!

My heartbreaking response from “The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”


rollingwrites.blogspot.com|This is the book I’ve read, but the smaller one, that is.

Plot

So after writing two Anti-Chinese sentiment posts, this book made me feel curious. So, yeah. I checked out the book and of course, I read it but skipped some pages that are not really interesting, but here goes.

While the narrator (the author herself, of course) talks about the way she raised her children, that’s because she was raised that way by her parents. In some cases, most people do not know what the secret of Sophia and Lulu was… what was their secret to musical success? That’s simple — it’s their upbringing, the Chinese way, with a tinge of Jewish belief.

This also talks about how Chinese parents raised their kids, the Chinese way, and I’m afraid to tell you that, this book portrays Chinese parenting a horror… but I won’t tell you much more because I don’t want to break everyone’s heart.

Review

This really broke my heart, and it bursted me into tears. While some people are threatened, I wasn’t. So, let me give a little background about how I was raised… and it would tell you how I became the opposite.

To be honest with you, I didn’t like piano lessons — I was just forced to play it because these know-it-alls were just feeding their fantasies. I may sound bitter right here, but to be honest, I’m not practicing the piano anymore; but I never call it “quits.” I just don’t feel it after all. Rather than playing the “Fuer Elise” which I was forced to play, it just turned out; it made my typing skills much more improved. I learned to type properly by myself. I never had a tutor to do it; not even the software I used helped me or motivated me… I just finished the game after I showed my skills.

Sounds shocking, eh? I only took piano lessons because I wanted to be at the Recognition Rites, and that’s it. I really do not care what type of medal should I have, but it’s a good thing I had silver. It’s already enough to me; in fact, I never expected high of myself playing the piano.

Also, the Taekwondo part. I’m not really interested in martial arts; well another know-it-all coerced me to do so. After all, Taekwondo is only for me to lose weight.

The reason why I bursted into tears is because of my terrible childhood. I posted one time on Facebook that people only know my name, but not my story, only a different version.

(I’ll post my confidential sentiment, which is password-protected.)

So, next comes, the reason why I felt like crying…

To the know-it-alls, and to the unwanted villains of the universe, here’s a reading for y’all

I just don’t get why manipulative people enjoy doing their “job” when in fact, it’s sickening. However, in the book itself, I’m like Sophia, who is obedient, but sometimes, she also gets mad when things go wrong, or maybe off the limit. I was raised to follow the orders of manipulative people when in fact, they’re the real bunch of losers. Why can’t they just get a life and respect their own children’s decisions?

I really don’t want to talk more about it, I just took piano and Taekwondo for granted. I never took it seriously, and my passion belongs to art (if not musical art, it’s visual art). I’m an artist myself, if not recognized, way back in high school people were depending on me when there’s a drawing class or whatever shit it would be, but way back in grade school? People will just criticize me because there’s someone “better” than me when in fact, these people were just tired of their interests. They changed. They are not know-it-alls, anymore.

After all, I am becoming rebellious, but I’m not really the pasaway person everyone must know. I am not actually going to be lazy, or maybe simply irritate you just because of nothing.

I also criticized know-it-alls for being indifferent when someone cries — they think they’re also weakened, and they have short patience, which I’m totally cringing at.

“Don’t cry without reason!”

Wala bang karapatang umiyak ang isang bata, HA? Akala mo kung sinong magaling, kung sa totoo lang, nagmamagaling. Hindi pa nila alam, may tinatago akong mga hinanakit laban sa kanila, and that should include the homewrecker, but it’s not necessary to include her, because I never had any problems dealing with her, except when she’s verbally-clogging to satisfy herself alone.

If the homewrecker’s the reason why my life resulted to identity crisis, that’s because she achieved something which isn’t recognized in the academe. Like, ignorantly mentioning the name of you-know-who and when things go wrong, she would mess up everything. Ganun siya ka-ignorante. She’s a merciless fool who is just doing nothing but to be lazy. She imposes her beliefs to satisfy herself, but truth is, she is just insecure when someone is much more well-to-do than her. In Filipino, kapag mas may-kaya pa sa kanya, parang nagiging defense mechanism na lang ang ginagawa niya para hindi ko mahalata na hindi siya masaya kapag nandiyan ako.

I just don’t feel understanding her somehow. When I say I hate know-it-alls, I mean it. I do not lie, unless necessary. I am not meant to be a lawyer, because I really cannot lie, unless necessary. I lie just because I do not want everyone to get hurt — but it hurts more than how the truth hurts in many ways.

I don’t feel stressing this again, but the know-it-alls just wanted to be “brutally frank” because they just want to ease their lives, but this situation will only make you feel bad about yourself. Truth hurts, but they just keep on stressing it just to make you feel bad about yourself. They think that a burdened person is a “burden” to them, and they just keep on idolizing blindly to those who keep on contradicting themselves. They think they’re better because they’re “dominant,” when in fact, these people they admire are just a bunch of incompetent, free-riding suckers.

Know-it-alls, most of them, are actually secret narcissists, who are selfish in their own way. The manipulate you because they feel superior when they do it. They believe that arrogance is strength; humility is weakness. They don’t feel like laying low because they believe that superiority is based from arrogance.

This is what the know-it-alls should read.

Lesson Learned: NEVER ever use the term, “downfall”

So, yeah. Here’s my confession about using the word, “downfall.”

Why should this be a taboo?

Well, I’m not necessarily saying that it should be a taboo, but “flaws,” or maybe “shortcomings” would sound far more decent. My professor said,

The term “downfall” means total failure. Will you ever quit school if you fail a class? Will you ever commit suicide if your girl/boyfriend breaks up with you? Well, you may use that if you’re referring to Adolf Hitler.

It should be a taboo if this is referred to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is also a mortal sin, actually. Do you think Jesus didn’t rise from the dead? What will cause the downfall of a Christian’s faith, in my opinion, would be:

Another misuse of the Apostles’ Creed, “…and He descended into hell,” if the correct term is, “…and He descended into the death.” Will you ever see Jesus in hell? Certainly not.

It should also be taken note that it shouldn’t be used in other religion-related people like the Buddha, or maybe Mohammed. Same when if it is referred to Abraham. It will sound disrespectful.

Use the word, downfall, if only necessary

Contrary to the blog title, the continuation goes on…

Don’t use the term when referring to killer things

Using the term downfall during the time when Toyota had a simple mishap, that is wrong. If there are many people who died simply because of the factory defects of Toyota cars, do you think Akio Toyoda himself, committed hara-kiri? When I mentioned about the Japanese way of balancing things, in that case, of course, Toyoda-san accepted his mistake and of course, solved the issue of the Toyota cars. Aside from asking for forgiveness to everyone killed in any Toyota car, he made sure that Toyota would still be in the Top List of companies.

Don’t EVER use the term when referring to people beside Hitler

Downfall doesn’t describe Kim Jong-il either. So does with late former dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Or maybe Mao Zedong. Or any other dictator who didn’t observe the Nazi way of governing the country. Communism doesn’t necessarily equate dictatorship. It just so happened is because, it is applied the wrong way. You can’t blame Marx (or Lenin) for that matter. What Marx stated is that, “Class causes inequality,” based from my own understanding. Did I mention that Nazism is far away to be compared to a communist government?

It’s a mortal sin if you use it to people with (a rare form of) medical condition

Stephen Hawking wasn’t hindered from ALS, an incurable disease that left him unable to move his own body. Since he is already an accomplished professor, doctors were very kind and generous enough to give him the best resources just to make him communicate with normal people. This also didn’t hinder him from being married and having children. Of course, his children are proud that they have such a pop who is still alive and kicking on the inside.

When referring to people with progeria, Down’s Syndrome or children with cancer, this is also a taboo. Children with cancer usually die young, but some weren’t hindered to do what they wish; one child with cancer was given a chance by Disney Pixar to watch the movie UP at her house. So what happened was, she could now rest in peace, after watching the movie (reminds me when Vice Ganda told his grandmother to wait for him before she died; of course, after coming from the US, he immediately went to the hospital and of course, told his grandmother to rest, and so, she passed away).

Sickness or any other forms of medical conditions such as disabilities/diseases/syndromes shouldn’t hinder a person from anything normal people do. Autism shouldn’t hinder someone as well; there are other things accessible for people with those conditions.

Blindness didn’t hinder Andrea Bocelli from taking up law; Lack of arms didn’t hinder Jessica Cox to drive without any restriction. In fact, she’s hailed as the first armless pilot (she’s half-Filipina, so that makes her the pride of the Philippines as well). People like Heather Mills didn’t stop from being an actress/model after she lost a leg due to an accident. Other athletes weren’t hindered (e.g., legless athletes who were born without a fibula) to do sports, although most of them sprint, or swim.

The proof of using “downfall” as a term to someone with a simple mishap, most of all, was proved wrong by the one and only Raissa Laurel, whose legs were amputated after the bar exam explosion. Since there’s NO relationship between amputated legs and taking up law, of course, why make this a reason if law is only about reading all day? Ha, if there are some people who have no legs, some of them might climb a mountain like Jessica Long.

Never use the term, downfall, in every aspect of life, unless, you know what

I mentioned everything. If you think nationality would hinder you from being a diplomat, that doesn’t really matter at all. However, if you so happen to have an “ideological conflict,” or whatever you call that, that IS frustrating.

I was wondering if Natalie Portman or maybe Bar Refaeli would be hindered from travelling throughout the Middle East since most Muslim countries located at the Middle East do not welcome people who are Israeli citizens. It just so happened that these countries do not/refuse to recognize Israel as an independent state.

So, here it is. A person educating you if you do not know the basics yet. Just kidding. I’m just delivering you an informative blog post. That is all.

Updates, as of January 5, 2011

My first decent fiction story: Osaka Monogatari (2011)

『よろしくお願いします!』

It’s finally HERE! Of course, I just started the fiction story a while ago and pardon me if most of the parts do not really make sense. You may help me improve the story and of course, give me some suggestions.

The reason why I wrote that story is because, I just wanted everyone to appreciate Japan not only as a country, but also as a place for manga and anime, and just because this story’s sort of anime inspired, I decided to have it a tinge of real-life people… I mean, the characters are based from real people, and two of the characters are inspired by two late actors.

Of course, like what I mentioned before from this post, AJ Perez is the face of one of the protagonists of the series.

I declare my literary blog, OPEN for everyone

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Of course, once you follow this blog, automatically, you are now updated with the Daily Digest about new fiction stories and of course, don’t forget about the new fiction stories.

Just remember everyone, if you’re going to make a fanfiction from me, make sure that’s it not going to be Twilight or Naruto! I ain’t a fan of those things, but if you’re going to request for Tekken-related stuff or maybe my favorite anime, it’ll be an honor to do so.

Also, if you’re going to have a fanfic request about your favorite Asian celebrity, well, please let me know if that person is familiar to me.

SAMPLES if you want to make yourself familiar haha.

Random Thought: Antonello Joseph (AJ Perez)


asdfghjklynette@Tumblr.com|AJ’s classical, immortal face will always awe our eyes.

Who was AJ Perez?

Antonello Joseph Sarte Perez (born February 17, 1993 – died April 17, 2011) was a homegrown talent of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic. His real break is actually Sabel, where he was Dido, the male protagonist of the series. Well, if he were still alive, he might have been the next Rico Yan. Oh, yes, he’s really a look-alike of Rico Yan not only because of the youthful looks, but also because they have a good heart.

I only appreciated him after he died

Whoa! Coincidence! Just like Rico Yan, I also appreciated this guy after he died. To be honest with you, my posthumous crush (yes, crushing on someone who is dead) was Rico Yan, but I always keep denying it to death after one of my classmates during Grade Three are teasing me that I crushed Rico Yan. FAIL, I should’ve NOT showed my coloring book to them! ARGH!

The reason why I appreciated him is because, I have this certain character in one of my upcoming fiction stories that I never ever published just yet… (anyway, just so you know, I’ll make a separate blog containing purely fiction stories, in WordPress, that is) and yes, he is the most interesting character you’ll ever know from me since he doesn’t only resemble AJ, but guess what his nationality is?

Answer: Nihon-jin desu ne!

That’s right. This guy’s a Japanese, who hails from Osaka. No doubt, he isn’t really used to city life and only went to Tokyo twice. (Oops, spoiler!) Not only that, he doesn’t only speak Nippongo and Kansai-ben, he also speaks English, with a slight accent, of course.

Regrets: I never saw him in person

The only possible way is to dream about this guy. It worked, actually! I actually dreamed of him, well, with tattoos, that is. Well, no offense to his fans, even to his biggest fan, but yeah. I thought he was alive when I dreamed about that, and also, I saw my granny there… I thought she was alive too. Well, I didn’t cry anymore since I spread out her legacy in regards to religion, that is.

Random pics of AJ Perez (from fan pages in Facebook)

So, yeah. He has a cute, classical face, na hindi nakakasawang tingnan. Yep, he’s a classical face, alright. He fits in the likes of iconic people, and yep, his face is iconic as well.

Fun fact: Someone wanted AA Klenk dead over AJ!


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Oh, good luck! The good is always called to heaven while the bad people are always burdened! Look at the series of events which made AA Klenk realized that her catfights made her LESS of a person, and the pamboboso thingy is one of them! Karma to her, a’ryt, and also, the Twitter accounts that express hate against her, it won’t be removed because my friend Violisimo Fernando once quoted someone that the “Internet is written in ink.”

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My previous blog entry about AJ.

Make a fanfic blog or not?

Alright, so I was wondering if this would be a good idea or not.

I really don’t want this blog to be like my previous blog, which is bullcrap and uninteresting. So, any suggestions? I’d do it in WordPress rather (:

Here’s my LiveJournal Fanfix Blog whenever I write fiction stories. Well, I really don’t want to leave LiveJournal but, I really don’t think it’s a good idea to post some of my ideas in LiveJournal, since WordPress is better. (:

To my lovely followers, please answer this question ASAP thanks!