Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hateful Dreams

Daman sa Kasilag
(Hateful Dreams)

Ingon sa gialimukawan ang akong galamhan
Gadamgo sa limbo, gayatak sa baraw
Gimino sa kung unsa ang akong pangisip
Daw sa mihunog ang akong kalibutan ug adlaw
Karon nagbangutan sa parot mo'g pagkawala
Pareho sa bula'ng gilamon sa kangitngit
Ug sa Bakunawa nga sa adlaw mipapa'

Wala ko damha dughan ingon niini kahapdus
Ingon sa tubig ug lana nga nahilis sa baga
Ang gugma ku'g kayugot naghiusa'g langkub
Ambot ngano nga luyo sa imong gihimo
Ning kasingkasing kong gasubo'
Ang hulagway mo dungganon
Sa alimpatakan niining kabus
Dili gyud maparam ug mahanaw

Gusto kong makita kang maghilak
Dugo ug luha magdagayday ug lumba
Sa aping mong porselanang tugak
Aron mabati mo ang kayugot
Ug matugkad mo ang kabarot
Ning dughan kong gidelubyo
Sa balatian mong mabudhion

Ang imong mga ngipon unta mukagot
Sa tumang kasilag ug kayugot
Ug bation mo ang katig-ag pagluib
Sa tawong imong gitagan-an
Sa katahom mug pagsalig...

Pangandoy ko kalibutaa mabali
Ang mga pak-an magkamang
Para ikaw usab muhunong na
Sa yawan-on mong kataw ug pagtamay
Ug ikaw napud maghilak ug magbakho
Maghulat daw maglaway sa pasaylo'g kalooy
Kay ikaw napud ang ulipon ingog iro
Ug ako ang gakupot sa kadena mo'g latus...

...ikaw napuy daman sa imong benggansa.

Monday, September 25, 2006

A Resort.... sort of.

Something I've done over the weekend. A proposed refurbishment of a boring old resort in Batam Island, Malaysia. Software: Sketchup and Photoshop. For preliminary presentation.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I was tagged by Ipanema to do this. No, it's not about doing the deadly sins. It's just a meme of listing 7 songs that I like.

I'm a pretty shallow person so I have simple songs as favourites. They're not the all time favourites of mine, but at least they've been my favourite for a few years now, and some for a year or so. (i did not include"I'll Be" coz it's already in my all-time list. I'm not including hard rock greats too so it's moderation-friendly). And what's more? You can actually listen to the songs below coz I''ve uploaded them in my music files. Just follow the link below.

1. I wish I could - Collin Raye (a song about your own child. A song parents can really feel to)

2. Swept Away - Christopher Cross (A very memorable song for me personally)

3. I could not Ask for More - Another Edwin McCain song that's just too good to miss out

4. Best I Ever Had(Grey sky morning) - Vertical Horizon (a man's way of saying "you're just the best I ever had")

5. Here Without You
- 3 Doors down (A song about desolation for love lost)

6. Greatest American Hero - A soundtrack for the movie of the same title at the 80's. Movie sucks. Song is great.

7. Let her cry - Hootie and the Blowfish (A song about just being there)

You can listen to all the above songs HERE. plus other songs that didn't make it to the seven song list of mine.

Hmmm... I'm required to tag seven persons too, but i'll jsut add the ones who I think didn't get this. Okay, guys you're:


Ayan. If you've been tagged with this before, you don't need to oblige.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A Tribute to Teachers

This is something I found in Budjette Tan's blog. I just find it befitting to post here since I myself was a teacher, was born by one and is married to one.

A tribute to all the teachers. For
Mama and Jean especially. The two most important ladies of my life. You've taught me about life and living more than you could ever know.

Click the image to see a bigger picture with a more readable text.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Balls and Bubbles

"For most of us, dreams come true only after they do not matter, Only in childhood do we ever have the chance of making dreams come true when they mean everything."

-- Anonymous

Friday, September 15, 2006

Of Football and Rockstars

For the past two days there has been a television feast for me, waking at the wee hours of the morning just to watch Champions League football live. Arsenal was less impressive with their goal-less draw against CSKA Moscow while Real Madrid was hammered 2-0 by French champion Lyon.

Also, it was the season finale of ROCKSTAR: SUPERNOVA, the worldwide search for the lead singer of the new band who comprises rock greats Gilby Clarke(of Guns N' Roses fame), Jason Newstead(Former Metallica bassist) and Tommy Lee(drummer of Motley Crue and the controversial ex-husband of Pamela Anderson).

In the end, there can only be one. and it was Lukas Rossi(above), the Canadian goth-punk looking youngster whose stage charisma and voice versatility I can only compare to Axl Rose.

Though I was glad for Lukas' triumph, my personal favourite was really Ryan Starr. Too bad he was booted out from the competition two weeks ago. Yet, market-wise, Lukas seems to be a great choice for the band since he is young and so versatile, and he appeals more to his age group better than the other constestants. Especially that Gilby and co. are already in their middle years and the fans who used to idolize them as gods are now mostly parents, who prefers making a living more than head banging and rocking hard.

I can't wait for these guys to hit Asia, where Singapore is always a route. I had a rocking good time watching INXS and JD Fortune two months ago and i'd bet my socks off that this will offer a better pill for a rock man's soul. Now i'd have to go start bribing my wife so I will be permitted. :)

Below is Lukas' version of HERO in the show. For me the strongest performance of the guy I've ever seen.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Football Crazy... Again!

Football season has kicked off for a good start again. English Premier League is on its thrid week this coming weekend and so with the Spanish primera liga. The Champions league too had their first group stage matches just this morning (2:30a.m.).

This year we are supporting Arsenal as we did last year. And we have the outfit to prove it.

Jean has this observation that I get a bit of belly everytime fooball season came. Though i think it's ridiculous. Belly? A couple or three bottles of beer won't hurt to have on a matchday weekend, right?

Friday, September 08, 2006

Blog Plugged!

Sun.star Weekend, the weekly lifestyle magazine of Sun.Star Daily Cebu, has featured one of my blog post (titled "Art Roots") in one of their segments called "Blog Plug" last Saturday, 2nd of September.

Click the image to see a readable one.

I am posting this with considerable embarassment. But I just want to share this one to my closest friends who are far enough from the Visayas and Mindanao who will never hold a copy of the issue, and of course, for my mother. :)

Thanks to Myke. And for Rio, for sending me the page copy.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Portrait of a Slave

An old poem... Where i draw parallelism between art and pain, and metaphors between a canvas applied with paint to that of the body subjected to abuse (in this case, slavery). It's kinda strange that the letter "t" is the only letter that separates colour from suffering-- from PAINT to PAIN. One of my favourite I guess. :)

"Portrait of a Slave"

Paint me your impressions
Using pigments of mud and straws
Smear me your colours
Hues of anger and shame
Dye my soul with aggression
With your violent words
And scornful touts
Beat me with your truncheon
Veneering me with my own
Red, rich, thick blood
Make me a living mural
Of molten steel carrying your name
Put on me those chains
Make me a living sculpture
A pantheon of your dark nature
Build in me a cathedral
An edifice of your atrocious deeds
Brush me with your whip
Making frescoes of death!

Friday, September 01, 2006

For better or for Worse... and Fun

Some jokes my friend sent me about marital disputes. A bit corny but you women out their can laugh your socks out for us men for a minute. :)

The Silent Treatment

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5 a.m. for an early morning business flight.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, "Please wake me at 5:00 AM." He left it where he knew she would find it.
The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, "It is 5:00 AM. Wake up."
Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.


A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word.
An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position.
As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, The husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?"
"Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws!"


"Cash, check or charge?" I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase.
As she fumbled for her wallet I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
"So, do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked.
"No," she replied, " but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally."


A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.
"The wife responded, "Allow me to explain.
God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!


A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee."
The husband said, " You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee."
Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee."
Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me."
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says.........."HEBREWS"


Indian Traffic

Can you believe this video? I'f we're like this i nthe philippines, who needs the big- bellied traffic enforcers and expensive traffic lights? hehehe...