Sunday, May 31, 2009

leaving saigon

how it looks like

yes, once again i am at the airport, exploiting wifi technology while waiting for boarding time. the past four days have been great, and this little traveler enjoyed the sights and sounds (and tastes, and tastes!) of vietnam. perhaps i'll be writing a lengthier/more detailed account when i get back home. tomorrow it's back to work (bum bum bummer). oh well. i enjoyed this trip, and if we have to win another contest just so we'll have the cash to tour around, then off to work then. hehehe.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

the heat is on in saigon

the iPod isn't mine. neither is the notebook. :))
trying out the wifi at the airport--and the hp's card reader.
will be back on sunday, but do expect blogposts, since i'm a techie-yo. hehehe. so yabang!
good morning manila, goodbye manila. :)

yup, today i'm off. :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


hello there, neighbor!
at our subdivision's acquaintance party/potluck dinner for new homeowners last sunday night. the villarama girls handled the registration (helping out our dad, who got elected the board secretary), so we had every excuse to come up to him. (oh yes, i know where he lives! hehehe.) he sang "what i did for love" impromptu, and their family brought lechon. :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

another sunny day

"thirty-two degrees daw."

it was my mom. she was talking about the max temperature it gets in vietnam. "mainit," i commented. well, it couldn't be much different--we're almost in the same latitude anyway (i think?). [i don't really remember my geography, to think i love maps.] the amount of time i spend outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions has made me shrug off any concerns about temperature. i think my sister also checked out the weather forecast for vietnam and came up with something that had the word "thunderstorms" in it. forecast, forecast. it rains in summer, prompting more 'climate change' talk, but we can't really do anything about the possible rain on friday today. our ancestors should have known. "you people i got my genes from, you spoiled my summer, you plastic-burning carbon-emitting idiots!" now that wouldn't be nice, would it? not fair either; they didn't know. to correct the situation eco-warriors would say let's all take the necessary measures to save the earth for our future mars-going progeny. for now, if it rains in ho chi minh, oh well, rain is nice anywhere (as long as it doesn't get destructive), and anywhere with rain is nice. right now the sky promises yet another sunny, sweltering day, and somehow, in a slightly sorry way, i am glad to be in the office, airconditioning on, emitting various forms of long-term deadly stuff into the atmosphere. bad, really bad.

Friday, May 22, 2009

like, yeah, so?

Here's to the Crazy Ones

Here's to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels.
The troublemakers. The round
pegs in the square holes - the
ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules and
they have no respect for
the status quo. You can praise
them, disagree with them,
quote them, disbelieve them,
glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing that you
can't do is ignore them.
Because they change things.

- Jack Kerouac quoted in an Apple Computer Ad, 1997

Sunday, May 17, 2009

singles, doubles, and multiples

over at the Seeing You, Seeing Me: Contemporary Portraiture show at the Manila Contemporary, Whitespace, Pasong Tamo Extension yesterday Saturday.

here come the masks, the boundaries, the untouchables, the unpresent, the tans, the greenbacks, the stones, the trues, the language, the space, the waste. oooh the elite, the favorites, the emperors, the courtesans, the walking sticks in leather, the fallen kites, the wine, the canapes in brine.

then let's go home and have a laugh, we enjoyed it, let's go home and say we liked it. it was such a big space.

I. Singles

II. Doubles

III. Multiples

Thursday, May 14, 2009

right now

  • i just got back from our youth camp in Mt. Makiling. the best so far (or so i'd like to think, i organized it anyway, hahaha--with tons of help from officemates, yay).
  • i'm still pissed off at our shirtmaker. di ko na nga pinagawa yung design na gusto ko kasi di raw nila kaya, tapos olats pa rin. lesson learned: reserve good designs for good printers.
  • di pa ako naliligo sa araw na ito. daming ginawa sa camp eh.
  • next activity: office outing! yay!
  • my youth camp work isn't finished yet. there's still the liquidation and documentation stuff to do.
  • speaking of work, i have a deadline. university journal articles. blech. blech, blech, blech.
  • i cooked rice today. i diced a tubful of taters too, and almost cut off part of my thumb in the process. buti na lang makapal ang balat ko. hehehe. yes, i am that good in the kitchen.
  • i am craving for some spaghetti.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

one plus one

equals two crazy geeks.
Work's suspended at noon, but I still have to head over to UP for a conference. I've been organizing one of our major activities for the year, the Youth Camp, and may I just say good luck to us, with this weather (I'm not complaining, but for the sake of the activity, I hope it doesn't continue next week). What keeps me sane: talking to friends (Get healthy, Jonar), taking my daily photos, upcoming projects, and of course, random acts of silliness with ige. :)

spectacular spectacular


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

two among tons

of works featured in Art In Site magazine are mine. the mag was launched last January. i wasn't able to view my stuff during the launch--and i had a pretty hard time looking for these photos at the website. hahaha. yey!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

food, glorious food

Tito Marit's 'despedida' pig-out labor day holiday day (he'll soon be off to Oh Canada). hehehe. Cajun lunch + Dragonhouse dinner, Chef Tony popcorn + minty coffee in between. I think I'm not even done digesting yet.

yay, the timer works!

seafood jambalaya for me

did i get everyone?

they piled on the chili like there was no tomorrow. :)