Friday, October 31, 2008

it comes in 3s...

When it rains, it really pours... and it comes in 3's mind you.

1. Lost in the Vball game. Yesterday I wanted to kill Babs because she called me before stepping into the elevator and gave me a "pang-asar" look and said "nice game sammie" gggrrrrrr.... (may araw ka rin sa akin - your day will come to me hahahaha)


2. I got scammed and its really frustrating - with the excitement and all, the preparations. %@#*!!!


3. CDO trip this November might be cancelled. hmpft!!! How can we go if some won't be able to come?  kainis ah..

Happy Halloween everybody!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


My spirit is very low at this time. We lost the game. The team gave all their very best but as the song goes "best wasn't good enough." I am sensitive when it comes to tourneys (not because I don't accept failures ) but because I put my heart in my sports. Volleyball is one of them, billiards is next. Actually, just like my dad I can learn any sports, put my heart in it and believe that I can always win. But of course, it doesn't go that way all the time.


I may be a fool and stupid to feel this way but last night after the game, I went to the bathroom to change clothes, I couldn't help it, I shed some tears ok? But after composing myself, went out. Mikoy tried to make me smile - well as always, successful. Mikoy always find ways to make me smile kahit na minsan sabi niya 'huwag mong pigilan baka kung san lumabas yan..' thank you!


I still feel sad today.


Huwag niyo akong asarin today, not a good day/time to do that.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

1.8 kms in 2.6 hrs!

Yes, got stuck in traffic at nlex.  It was raining but I didn't expect that Cloverleaf area will be flooded (haven't seen it before).  Seems the creek there (haven't seen that either) overflowed, or was clogged with basura (depends on which radio station is reporting).  The water is either knee-deep or waist-deep (again depends on which chismis station I'm listening).

And so, was traveling at  0.70km / hr (nlex max speed is 100 kph).  Buti I wasn't charged for underspeeding, or for parking at nlex hehe.

Result: I just turned-around and headed home.  Cancelled ang date =(.  Cancelled den ang sago hehe


My hunch is right, today is not really a good day, I had that feeling already when I woke up this morning.

  • Some people are "nagmamagaling" again.

  • Some people are so lax.

  • Some people will still argue and get mad even when people thinks they are not making sense anymore.

  • Some people are just so stupid-even with the simple things.

And I won't be able to meet Mikoy because of the rain = traffic. They go together, I wonder why. Lumiliit ba ang kalye pag umuulan? Dumadami sasakyan?

One thing is for sure, I don't feel good today. Back off.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

my comfort sago

Since I'm going thru some rat-ty times, need some rat food -- chewy sago and gulaman from Goldilocks.  Been drinking/eating this the past three days. Hmmm, lasang DORA lang!

only 29 petots!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Vball Jitters

One of my team mates sent a message to me that she was sort of pissed off that the opponent's team captain was "harassing" her. READ: trying to exasperate my team. so i sent an email to him that if that's his way of demoralizing my team's spirit well its just not fair.. Im not pissed with him, Im used to him bullying me or us thats why told him that if he will not stop, I will put a bomb on his car hahaha. Also, asked him to stop asking his team members to harass me too, because it won't work. hahaha.

Vball Finals on Wednesday. GO YELLOW!


You know you are a Volleyball player when...

1.  You think everyone should have to wear spandex.

2. You miss important events, a.k.a TBS, gimmicks, birthdays for weekend tournaments

3. When you’re taller than most of your class.

4. When the words “outside”, “middle”, and “right/weak side” mean the world to you.

5. When you know a thong is a necessity. (hahahaha not really applicable to but then? hahaha)

6. When you realize your thighs no longer fit in your jeans. (grabe naman)

7. You could probably beat almost anyone in wall sits.

8. When a ball is hurled at your face, you either set, pass, or hit it. Or you flail your arms spastically.

9. You know what a libero is/does. - The libero is a designated back-row player, intended to be used as a ball-control specialist.  The libero is allowed to replace any player in the back row without counting as a substitution.  There is no limit to the number of libero replacements a team is allowed.  The pronunciation is "LEE-bah-ro".

10. You have more than one pair of knee pads.

11. You get angry when someone says volleyball isn’t a hard sport.

12. You own at least one shirt that has the word “volleyball” “hit” or a drawing of a volleyball on it.

13. You know how to tape yourself. (hands)

14. You know why ankle braces are a necessity.

15. You have injuries on your knees, elbows, ankles, neck, shoulders, back, head, etc.

16. You’ve perfected drawing a volleyball. And taught others how to draw it.

17. You’ve tried setting into a basketball hoop.

18. You know a pancake is more than just something to eat. - A pancake in volleyball is done by taking a hand and putting on the ground so the ball lands on top of it

19. You think TV should show more volleyball than any other sport. (not really, love watching billiards too and tennis before)

20. You’ve been asked why volleyball players wear spandex.

21. You know your vertical. And always hope somehow it gets higher.

22. You’ve had at least one ball hit you in the face.

23. You’ve been to volleyball camp. Many times. (NA)

24. “I can’t, I have a tournament” becomes a weekly saying.

25. You know a scoreboard like the back of your hand.

26. You have to admit that you like those “ACE!” cheers.

27. Whenever you see a volleyball, you have to touch it.

28. You’ve seen too many asses.

29. At one point in your life, you’ve had knee problems.

30. You know what those “other” lines in the gym are.

31. You don’t dribble balls, you smack them with the palm of your hand.

32. You own a pair of volleyball shoes.

33. Your email, screen name, etc., all have something to do with volleyball.

34. You have muscles where you didn’t think muscles existed.

35. You’re not afraid of falling.

36. You know never to EVER open a volleyball bag with sweaty knee pads/shoes/etc after a tournament in anon ventilated area..or else you may die..

37. You see tall people and think “she/he would make a great volleyball player”.

38. You know guys only come to your games to see you in spandex.

39. When people ask you what sports team you’re on when you wear your jersey… in your own school.

40. When you know to shave your armpits before a game… and gross out when the blockers on the otherteam forgot to.

41. You’ve driven miles to tournaments. (not miles kilometers only)

42. You are/have been in a volleyball club.

43. You can’t actually run… at all.

44. You either laugh or get really mad when you see other people trying to play volleyball.

45. You get really upset when someone kicks a volleyball.

46. You’re a bitch. (i am and will be on wed if they keep bullying us)

47. You know you’re better than everyone else. (nope)

48. Volleyball is more important… than anything else that you have to do. (hindi naman syempre mas impt pa din ibang bagay, tao)

49. You have permanent floor-burn marks. (none thank god)

50. You’ve wanted to kill your coach at one point. (during highschool days yeah)

51. Two words. Get low.

52. You know what “side out” means. Or you don’t, but you yell it anyway.

53. You think its normal to have balls deliberately hit at your face.

54. People always ask if you play basketball, soccer, softball,..basically anything BUT volleyball.

55. You spike a piece of trash into the trashcan instead of shooting it.

56. Your feet are permanently messed up from volleyball shoes.

57. You get really irritated at the stupid line judges that never pay attention..but then you go do the samething.

58. Slapping each other on the butt isn’t gay..its just funny!

So why am I posting this? jitters? nah!

Cosme visiting his Granny yesterday

Kahit saan, naka ngiwi tong kaibigan kong ito hehe. San ba pedeng patanggal ng pangil?

Sam & I had dinner at Chinatown’s Best in Banaue. We were looking for a place to eat and decided to try their buffet. Dinner buffet starts at 6pm, and since we were early, we waited some 15 minutes.

Come 6pm, everyone was hesitant to approach the foodies. I asked Sam if we have to pray first, and volunteered to lead the prayer hehe.

So ayun, we attacked… and got a little of everything. Sam liked the peking duck (coz naka 6 pcs sya haha). While we were eating, told Sam ‘puro fried yung food ko’. Kasi it’s either fried o deep-fried hehehe. Di naman di kasi ako mahilig sa sows.

Niweys, we only got until two rounds. Sam’s full na, walang kwenta palang kasama sa lafangan to hehe. I can still do another two plus dessert (which we weren’t able to sample).

Food is so-so. I think for their dinner buffet, they are serving their left-over from lunch (coz some are not bagong-luto), and some naman obvious with the little amount of servings they have on the table (tira tira ba).

They do replenish, but you have to corner the waiter bringing the crab—as some diners tend to get all the sipit—may be hoping to get high blood harhar.

Buffet Sked:

Lunch - Weekdays 11am-2pm

Dinner - Weeknights and weekends 6-930pm

Price: 12% vat inclusive

Dinner (with drinks- soda or iced tea or cold h20)

Adults – P488

Child (4.5 ft) – P288 *

Kid (3.5 ft) – P188 **

Lunch (no drinks, no crab)

Adults – P199

Child (4.5 ft) – P149

*PGMA rate

**Mahal, Mura and Wengweng rate

NOTE: no pix available.  No picture-taking daw ng buffet, coz ndi kasi appetizing? haha

TP = Dipper

I told Mikoy that the dipper ( tabo ) is one of my bestfriends. Madali kasi akong matunawan ata that's why even when I am not yet done eating, I usually feel that urge to go to the restroom already. Mommy even said that I should put it in hobby section of a slumbook. hehe.


Seriously, everytime we travel, I usually look and ask for a dipper since I just couldn't take using a TP (toilet paper). Ewwww!!!! So unhygienic right?


Oh, when a dipper is not available, a plastic cup or bowl saves my day ;)


Met up with Mikoy and decided to eat at Chinatown's best food in Banawe QC. Buffet! I am sooooo full, though Mikoy thinks I am not deserving to eat at Shangri-La. Kasi nga it's expensive there, I think it's P1,800/head? But it's worth it especially if you try their roast beef. Told her that Mikoy should have told me before hand that we're planning to eat buffet tonight or if we have plans of going somewhere.

I love their crabs but everytime I  plan to get one from the buffet table, wala na. Naiinis ako because the family beside us got most of the crabs...waahhh! But I was so full, I couldn't stand... Told Mikoy that I will start my diet again tomorrow, don't want to be fat again....NEVER!

Mikoy: do you have any bad experience being fat before?

me: none, i just don't want to be an "ugly duckling" again.


Enjoyed the date.




Sunday, October 26, 2008


[caption id="attachment_56" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Polu Kai Grill in Serendra"]Polu Kai Grill in Serendra[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_57" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="nice place"]nice place[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_58" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="look at the nice fishes "]look at the nice fishes [/caption]

[caption id="attachment_59" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="why are these two people staring at me like that? "]why are these two people staring at me like that? i didn't do anything..[/caption]

Last night, Mikoy and I decided to go to Serendra to have dinner, initially at Greenbelt 5 but we well, I persuaded Mikoy to just go to Serendra instead. Had dinner at Polu Kai Grill.  Ambiance, food and the service? nice. Liked the fish and the ribs. Loved staring at the fishes in the aquarium, fishes are so beautiful. Striking colors. Too bad couldn't remember their names. I could stare at them all night long. It calms me. The water calms me. The sound of the waves, waves washing the shore...Serenity for me. But wait, this is just an aquarium silly.

Bought Mango Bravo and Cream puffs at Conti's for 'ubong.  Stayed in the area for a while, chatted...well that's it. Headed home.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lessons from Bob Ong


  "Kung hindi mo mahal and isang tao, wag ka nang magpakita ng motibo para mahalin ka nya.."

  "Lahat naman ng tao sumeseryoso pag tinamaan ng pagmamahal. Yun nga lang, hindi lahat matibay para sa temptasyon."

  "Gamitin ang puso para alagaan ang taong malapit sayo. Gamitin ang utak para alagaan ang sarili mo."

  "Huwag mong bitawan ang bagay na hindi mo kayang makitang hawak ng iba."

  "Huwag mong hawakan kung alam mong bibitawan mo lang."

  "Huwag na huwag ka hahawak kapag alam mong may hawak ka na."

  "Parang elevator lang yan eh, bakit mo pagsisiksikan ung sarili mo kung walang pwesto para sayo. Eh meron naman

  hagdan, ayaw mo lang pansinin."

  "Kung maghihintay ka nang lalandi sayo, walang mangyayari sa buhay mo.. Dapat lumandi ka din."

  "Pag may mahal ka at ayaw sayo, hayaan mo. Malay mo sa mga susunod na araw ayaw mo na din sa kanya, naunahan ka


  "Hiwalayan na kung di ka na masaya. Walang gamot sa tanga kundi pagkukusa."

  "Pag hindi ka mahal ng mahal mo wag ka magreklamo. Kasi may mga tao rin na di mo mahal pero mahal ka.. Kaya quits


  "Bakit ba ayaw matulog ng mga bata sa tanghali? alam ba nilang pag natuto silang umibig e hindi na sila makakatulog

  kahit gusto nila?

  "Hindi lungkot o takot ang mahirap sa pag-iisa kundi ang pagtanggap na sa bilyon-bilyong tao sa mundo, wala man lang

  nakipaglaban upang makasama ka."

  "Kung nagmahal ka ng taong di dapat at nasaktan ka, wag mong sisihin ang puso mo. Tumitibok lang yan para mag-supply

  ng dugo sa katawan mo. Ngayon, kung magaling ka sa anatomy at ang sisisihin mo naman ay ang hypothalamus mo na

  kumokontrol ng emotions mo, mali ka pa rin! Bakit? Utang na loob! Wag mong isisi sa body organs mo ang mga sama ng

  loob mo sa buhay! Tandaan mo: magiging masaya ka lang kung matututo kang tanggapin na hindi ang puso, utak, atay o

  bituka mo ang may kasalanan sa lahat ng nangyari sayo, kundi IKAW mismo!"


  "Mag-aral maigi. Kung titigil ka sa pag-aaral, manghihinayang ka pagtanda mo dahil hindi mo naranasan ang kakaibang

  ligayang dulot ng mga araw na walang pasok o suspendido ang klase o absent ang teacher. (Haaay, sarap!)."

  "Nalaman kong marami palang libreng lecture sa mundo, ikaw ang gagawa ng syllabus. Maraming teacher sa labas ng

  eskuwelahan, desisyon mo kung kanino ka magpapaturo. Lahat tayo enrolled ngayon sa isang university, maraming subject

  na mahirap, pero dahil libre, ikaw ang talo kung nag-drop ka. Isa-isa tayong ga-graduate, iba't-ibang paraan. tanging

  diploma ay ang mga alaala ng kung ano mang tulong o pagmamahal ang iniwan natin sa mundong pinangarap nating baguhin


  "Hikayatin mo lahat ng kakilala mo na magkaroon ng kahit isa man lang paboritong libro sa buhay nila. Dahil wala nang

  mas kawawa pa sa mga taong literado pero hindi nagbabasa."

  "dalawang dekada ka lang mag-aaral. kung 'di mo pagtityagaan, limang dekada ng kahirapan ang kapalit. sobrang lugi.

  kung alam lang 'yan ng mga kabataan, sa pananaw ko ehh walang gugustuhing umiwas sa eskwela."


  "nalaman kong hindi final exam ang passing rate ng buhay. hindi ito multiple choice, identification, true or false,

  enumeration or fill-in-the- blanks na sinasagutan kundi essay na isinusulat araw-araw. Huhusgahan ito hindi base sa

  kung tama o mali ang sagot, kundi base sa kung may kabuluhan ang mga isinulat o wala. Allowed ang erasures."

  "Kumain ka na ng siopao na may palamang pusa o maglakad sa bubog nang nakayapak, pero wag na wag kang susubok

  mag-drugs. Kung hindi mo kayang umiwas, humingi ka ng tulong sa mga magulang mo dahil alam nila kung saan ang mga

  murang supplier at hindi ka nila iisahan."

  "Mangarap ka at abutin mo. Wag mong sisihin ang sira mong pamilya, palpak mong syota, pilay mong tuta, o mga

  lumilipad na ipis. Kung may pagkukulang sa'yo mga magulang mo, pwde kang manisi at maging rebelde. Tumigil ka sa

  pag-aaral, mag-asawa ka, mag-drugs ka, magpakulay ka ng buhok sa kili-kili. Sa banding huli, ikaw din ang biktima.

  Rebeldeng walang napatunayan at bait sa sarili."

  "Tuparin ang mga pangarap. Obligasyon mo yan sa sarili mo. Kung gusto mo mang kumain ng balde-baldeng lupa para

  malagay ka sa Guinness Book of World Records at maipagmalaki ng bansa natin, sige lang. Nosi balasi. wag mong

  pansinin ang sasabihin ng mga taong susubok humarang sa'yo. Kung hindi nagsumikap ang mga scientist noon, hindi pa

  rin tayo dapat nakatira sa jupiter ngayon. Pero hindi pa rin naman talaga tayo nakatira sa jupiter dahil nga hindi

  nagsumikap ang mga scientist noon. Kita mo yung moral lesson?"

  "Nalaman kong habang lumalaki ka, maraming beses kang madadapa. Bumangon ka man ulit o hindi, magpapatuloy ang buhay,

  iikot ang mundo, at mauubos ang oras."


  "Wag magmadali sa pag-aasawa. Tatlo, lima , sampung taon sa hinaharap, mag-iiba pa ang pamantayan mo at maiisip mong

  di pala tamang pumili ng kapareha dahil lang sa kaboses niya si Debbie Gibson o magaling mag-breakdance. Totoong mas

  importante ang kalooban ng tao higit anuman. Sa paglipas ng panahon, maging ang mga crush ng bayan sa eskwelahan e

  nagmumukha ring pandesal. Maniwala ka."

  "ayokong nasasanay sa mga bagay na pwede namang wala sa buhay ko."

  "hinahanap mo nga ba ako o ang kawalan ko?"

  "hindi dahil sa hindi mo naiintindihan ang isang bagay ay kasinungalingan na ito. at hindi lahat ng kaya mong

  intindihin ay katotohanan. "

  "Sabi nila, sa kahit ano raw problema, isang tao lang ang makakatulong sa'yo - ang sarili mo. Tama sila. Isinuplong

  ako ng sarili ko. Kaya siguro namigay ng konsyensya ang Diyos, alam niyang hindi sa lahat ng oras e gumagana ang utak

  ng tao."

  "Obligasyon kong maglayag, karapatan kong pumunta sa kung saan ko gusto, responsibilidad ko ang buhay ko."

  "Masama akong tao, tulad mo, sa parehong paraan na mabuti kang tao, tulad ko."

  "Mas mabuting mabigo sa paggawa ng isang bagay kesa magtagumpay sa paggawa ng wala."

  "iba ang walang ginagawa sa gumagawa ng wala."

  "iba ang informal gramar sa mali !!!"

  " Para san ba ang cellphone na may camera? Kung kailangan sa buhay un, dapat matagal na kong patay."

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Last Time - Eric Benet

The first time I fell in love was long ago.
I didn't know how to give my love at all.
The next time I settled for what felt so close.
But without romance, you're never gonna fall.
After everything I've learned;
Now it's finally my turn.
This is the last time I'll fall... in love.
The first time we walked under that starry sky,
there was a moment when everything was clear.
and I didn't need to ask or even wonder why,   

because each question is answered when you’re near.
and I'm wise enough to know when a miracle unfolds,

this is the last time i'll fall in love.
Now don't hold back, just let me know.
Could i be moving much too fast or way too slow.
'Cause all of my life, I've waited for this day.
To find that once in a lifetime, this is it, I'll never be the same.
You'll never know what it's taken me to say these words.
And now that I've said them, they could never be enough.
As far as I can see, there's only you and only me.

This is the last time I'll fall in love.
Last time i'll fall in love.
The last time i'll fall... in love.


~ mikoy's song for me ~





It sucks!

we lost last night's game. don't know what happened with us. ako palpak mga tira ko, karamihan ng tira ko di pumapasok shit! i was so disappointed with myself last night. coach was disappointed in us, off daw mga star players niya. one of my team mates sent sms last night that mikoy should be there next week or else sasampalin daw niya. pangit daw kasi laro ko. hahaha.


FINALS next week.... PRESSURE!!!!

We frequent this KFC branch along Taft (near UN?) for quick dinners.

For tonight, Sam had the usual -- original double chix (breast and leg--sounds yummy haha) and I, chix fillet and chix crunch sandwich.  Since poteto wasn't available, opted for coleslaw instead (btw, coleslaw gives you bad breath no :)) The coleslaw given to me has an expiration of TODAY (10/23/08), so I asked if they have new stocks.  Apparently none, so unless they have a delivery tomorrow, expect that they will not be serving that too, or will be serving expired coleslaw (which will taste better 'coz mas maasim na sya haha)

Everything was the same, except that I did not complain them thru their textline (0920-9623783) this time haha.  Even Christian, the effem rainver (an artist  but dont know the exact name???) look-a-like is there.  Still semi-mongol haha.


For your complaints or concerns, you can text KFC on their textline.  They respond most of the time, sometimes even gives you a call in the wee hours of the night (read: after 10pm-- with a baby crying on the background haha).

Try it!


Thursday, October 23, 2008


Hi! My name is Samantha Alexandria Martin aka SAMmie. ganda ng pangalan ko noh? sosyal ang dating di ba? Apparently, im not the eldest may iba pa palang anak si daddy. I was born march 9, 2008. Mom and Dad are separated, di kasi matanggap ni mommy na nagkaroon ng iba si dada. I live with dada now. I am ok with my other siblings and we usually go out when we have the time.

I have my sweetheart mikoy with me. We usually go out and eat, try new resto's and those recommended by friends.  just last night, we had dinner together with our good ol' friend cosme.

This is Cosmopolitan Melano aka CosMe. He was born on a stormy night and it sounded like Cosme something, so his parents named him after that storm. Weird! He found out that he was gay when a former friend of ours kissed him (due to a consequence). He was still denying that he enjoyed it but of course, you cannot deny such feeling of "kilig."

We ate at Bistro Remedios last night. We were looking for Bravo! But couldn't find it so we ended dining at BR.

"yum! isang subo ka lang!"


"smile ka naman Cosme"

"malaki pa sken 'tong plaplang 'to!"

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

hey kids!

hi everyone...I’m Michael Dominador King Jr. or Mikoy for short. I’m an angel trapped in a stuffed rat’s macho body. I was abused as a child. My mom kept me locked inside her office drawer for some time. And due to the lack of oxygen, I became semi-retarded.

I love to nibble, eat and pig out. Most of my entries would probably be about food. I’m ‘pihikan’, so what you’d read here would most likely be the same stuffs hahaha. Anyways, that’s me!

I’m sharing this space with my sweetheart, Sammie, and our good ol’ gay friend Cosme.

Hope you’ll enjoy reading our fantabulous (or not!) adventures.

Thank you! Iloveyou all!