the bucket list

This would be my first time writing about a movie, and I don’t even know if it’s showing now or if it’s not. Just finished watching it in my ever reliable DVD player, ofcourse knowing me and my budget the dvd is fake. And so… so what… I aint the only one you know.

Well that’s not the reason why I wrote this, I just want to recommend this movie to you. Yes you, the one who is reading this right now.  Ofcourse I am pertaining to you, who else would I be talking to. It is a story of friendship, life and how to accept death in a different perspective. I dare not tell you the plot of the story for it will ruin your curiousness, but I tell you this, it is a moving story and surely you would love it as I did. Have I told you that it stars two of my fave actors, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. So why are you still there? Go on and watch this movie… a must see.


When he closed his eyes, his heart was opened.

Suharto dies at age 86

Former dictator, currently ranked as the 6th richest man in the world, with an estimated personal wealth of $16,000,000,000, an army general who crushed Indonesian communist movement and became the second president of Indonesia and reigned from1967-1998. His rule made significant growth to the economy and industy of Indonesia, however this 3 decade rule also led to million deaths, suspected communists and other political opponents.suharto.jpg

On January 4, 2008, Suharto, 86, was rushed to the Pertamina hospital, Jakarta. His medical condition deteriorated due to complications resulting to weak heart, swelling of limbs and stomach, and partial renal failure. Suharto’s health signs improved on Sunday but he remained critical, after haemodialysis.On January 8, 2008, Suharto’s health worsened as doctors diagnosed him of anemia and low blood pressure due to heart and kidney complications. There was internal bleeding, fluid on his lungs, blood in his faeces and urine which caused hemoglobin drop.On January 11, 2008, it was announced that Suharto’s condition worsened dramatically and that he suffered multiple organ failure.Two days later, the chief of the medical team treating Suharto stated that the former President is in a “very critical condition” after almost all his organ functions failed, and that there was only a 50-50 chance that he would survive, though some Indonesians believe Suharto would not die easily because he practiced mysticism. On January 17, 2008, since only machines prolong his life (amid multiple organ failure, pneumonia and sepsis), Suharto’s 2-week hospitalization sparked quiet debate on end-of-life issues. 100 hospital directors, doctors and researchers took part in an end-of-life workshop in Yogyakarta city (a collaboration between Harvard Medical School and Gadjah Mada University, organized before Suharto fell ill). On January 23, 2008 Suharto’s health worsened further, as an infection spread through his body and fluctuated until it reached the lowest level on January 27. He died on that day at 1:10 pm.

more about suharto and his family and their wealth



Ang mga Filipino na yata sa buong mundo ang pinakasugarol sa mundo. Based on my experience and sa nakikita ko sa ating kapaligiran. Hindi sa sinisiraan ko ang ating bansa pero yun lang talaga ang napapansin ko. Madami akong kakilalang walang perang maibigay pambili ng pagkain ng kanyang pamilya pero pag dating sa sugal ay may nailalabas. Meron namang kahit ano isasanla basta makapagsugal lang. Kahit nga ako eh paminsan minsan ay hindi mapigilang sumugal. Madali ang pera sa sugal kaya nga sugal eh, madaling kitain madali ring mawala. Pero bakit nga ba lulong ang mga Pinoy dito? Una na siguro yung pamatay sa oras, pangalawa eh madali ngang kumita ng pera at pangatlo eh masarap ang bawal.
Isa sa pinakasikat na sugal ay ang Jueteng na hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa rin masolusyunan ng ating gobyerno, kaya sila mismo ay nagpataya sa pamamagitan ng ez2, ang Jueteng ay nagsimula sa China and it means “flower” (jue) and “bet” (teng). It involves the combination of 37 numbers of 37 numbers. In some areas, the operators use 38 numbers. For 37 of 37 numbers, there are, 1,369 combinations; while for 38 of 38 numbers, there are, 1,444 combinations. Samantalang sa ez2 naman ay 31 numbers naman. Pumapangalawa naman ang larong Tong-its na nilalaro ng 3 katao. At alam nyo ba na hanggang sa internet ay pumasok na rin ito na inimbento ng mga pinoy. Isearch nyo at makikita nyong hindi ako nagloloko. Pangatlo ay ang sabong, 2 tandang na manok, isa lang mananalo sinong hindi tataya 50/50 pero syempre yung tama mo eh maliit lang din at depende sa taya mo. Pangapat ay ang luma ngunit sikat na sikat pa ring Sakla, karaniwang makikita kapag may patay, ginagamitan naman ito ng tarot cards at kung paano laruin ay hindi ko alam basta ang alam ko lang ay may bangka at may mga manananaya. Panglima ay ang Ending, eto yung tatayaan mo yung last digit ng last score ng magkatunggali sa PBA. Kunwari Ginebra at San Miguel, pagtapos ng laban eh nanalo Gin Kings syempre at ang score ay 105-92, ang tumama eh 5-2. Panganim eh ang karera ng kabayo, isa sa mga sugal na kinagigiliwan ng mga kalalakihan. Pangpito eh cara y cruz, 3 betsingkong hinahagis at pag nakaparepareho eh panalo ang naghahagis. Pangwalo eh mahjong na bagamat pangmayaman at tinalo ng tongits eh hindi pa rin nalalaos. Pang syam ay Pusoy at ang pang sampu ay ang Lucky 9.
Madami pang sugal dito sa Pinas nga lang kung lahat eh isusulat ko malamang eh bukas pa ako matapos sa pagtatype kaya hanggang dito na lamang muna ang mga nilista ko.


ADOBO – pork

Adobo ang isa sa mga pinakasikat na luto sa pinas. Baket??? Syempre konti ang sangkap, konting suka konting toyo may adobo na… syempre wag pilosopo kelangan syempre ng baboy. Pero all in all madaling lutuin at ang sangkap madaling hanapin at mura lang. Kaya ano pa ginagawa mo jan bumili na ng sangkap at simulan ng magluto.
Mas gusto kong lutuin etong pork adobo kesa sa chicken adobo. Wag nyo na akong tanungin kung bakit basta ang alam ko eh mas gusto ko pag adobong baboy. Maaaring mas gusto ko kase na priniprito ang manok kesa sa inadobo sya, nalalansahan kc ako pero syempre kung wala ng mapagpilian pwede na rin yung adobong manok.
Yung iba pinagsasama ang baboy at manok pero hindi namin nakagawian sa pamilya namin, kayo bahala pera nyo naman yang pambibili nyo eh. So it’s your choice what you’ll do with your adobo. But this is the only advice i would give you mas masarap pag masarsa ang adobo kesa sa masabaw pero nasa sa inyo pa rin yan. Kung nasanay kayo sa masabaw eh di dun kayo pero kung gusto mo sa nagmamantikang adobong baboy eh dun ka sa luto namin. At kung gusto mo yung nagmamantika eh dapat dun ka sa liempo at kung ayaw mo sa taba at puro laman ang gusto mo kasim ang dapat na baboy para sa iyo, either way nasa pagluluto mo ang magiging basehan kung masarap ba o palpak ang putahe mo. And this is how we (my family and I) cook our adobong baboy.

see ingredients and procedures

a tribute to Heath…

I’m not good at future planning. I don’t plan at all. I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I don’t have a day planner and I don’t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.                    Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger, 28, was found dead Tuesday of a possible drug overdose in a Lower

Manhattan apartment. Ledger was found naked and unresponsive, facedown on the floor

at the foot of his bed by a housekeeper trying to wake him for an appointment with a

masseuse. Heath Ledger as you all knew was the actor of the award winning movie

Brokeback mountain, I never watched it though. I don’t know the reason why maybe I’m

not into this kind of movies but I’ve watched The Patriot, A knights tale, and 10 things I

hate about you. And his latest movie is The Dark Knight, a Batman sequel, which he

played the role of Joker. 

Trivia about him

Heath Ledger and his sister are named after the two main romantic characters of the Emily Brontë novel, “Wuthering Heights”.
Dated costar Lisa Zane while they were filming “Roar” (1997).
Concentrated on drama and sports in school. When asked to choose between the two, he picked drama. Attended a private all-boys school called Guildford Grammar.
Auditioned for the part of Max on the TV show “Roswell” (1999). However, the show was originally developed for Fox and since he had already starred in “Roar” (1997), which was unsuccessful for Fox, they did not want to hire him.
Has three sisters: Kate Ledger, and half sisters Olivia Ledger and Ashleigh Bell.
Mother is Sally and father is Kim.
Named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2001.
Dated Heather Graham. [October 2000 – June 2001]
Was a part of the Kalamunda Field Hockey team back in 1990 in his native country of Australia. His father, Kim Ledger, was the president of the team from 1990-1992.
Was a men’s-fashion judge at the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November 2001.
Shares a birthday with Hugo Weaving.
Was originally set to star in Oliver Stone’s Alexander (2004) before Colin Farrell took over the role.
Was considered for the role of Kar in Bulletproof Monk (2003) but eventually turned it down. The role later went to Seann William Scott.
Dated Naomi Watts (August 2002 – May 2004)
He and Naomi Watts broke up for the 2nd time, April 2004.
Born on the same day as American Pie (1999) star Natasha Lyonne.
Worked with Orlando Bloom in Ned Kelly (2003). Ledger worked with Scottish actor James Cosmo in The Four Feathers (2002). Both Bloom and Cosmo worked together in the movie Troy (2004).
Was named “the new Matt Damon” in Josie and the Pussycats (2001). They now act side by side in The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Most of his wardrobe is designed by his friend Shem.
Is of Irish and Scottish ancestry
Starred in 3 films which screened at the 2005 Venice Film Festival. They included Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Brothers Grimm (2005) and the out-of-competition Casanova (2005).
Fiancée Michelle Williams gave birth to daughter Matilda Rose Ledger on 28 October 2005, who weighed in 6 lb, 5 oz.
Met Michelle Williams on the set of Brokeback Mountain (2005).
Was selected in the State U17 squad in field hockey and was touted as one of the up and coming young stars, but chose to pack it in and try to make a career out of acting.
Jake Gyllenhaal is the godfather of his daughter Matilda.
Was mentored by, lived with, and is very good friends with Martin Henderson.
Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
Is the first non-American actor to portray the Joker.
Set to star in Baz Luhrmann’s pre-WWII drama, but backed out to play The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008).
Busy Philipps is the godmother of his daughter Matilda.
When he was cast as The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008), rumors circulated that his Brokeback Mountain (2005) cast mate Jake Gyllenhaal would be playing district attorney Harvey Dent. Instead, Jake’s sister Maggie Gyllenhaal was cast as assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes.
Dropped out of Australia (2008) to do The Dark Knight (2008).
Is one of seven godparents of Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damien.
Called off his engagement to Michelle Williams in September 2007.
Choosen by Empire Magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the world (#79) 2007.

Sulat ni Tatay at Nanay sa Atin

a forwarded message from my cousin Jo-ann and Naome in friendster.
Sa aking pagtanda, unawain mo sana ako at pagpasensiyahan.

Kapag dala ng kalabuan ng mata ay nakabasag ako ng pinggan
o nakatapon ng sabaw sa hapag kainan, huwag mo sana akong kagagalitan.
Maramdamin ang isang matanda. Nagse-self-pity ako sa tuwing sinisigawan mo ako.

Kapag mahina na ang tenga ko at hindi ko maintindihan
ang sinasabi mo, huwag mo naman sana akong sabihan
ng “binge!” paki-ulit nalang ang sinabi mo o pakisulat nalang.
Pasensya ka na, anak. Matanda na talaga ako.

Kapag mahina na ang tuhod ko, pagtiyagaan mo sana akong
tulungang tumayo, katulad ng pag-aalalay ko sa iyo
noong nag-aaral ka pa lamang lumakad.

Pagpasensyahan mo sana ako kung ako man ay
nagiging makulit at paulit-ulit na parang sirang plaka.
Basta pakinggan mo nalang ako. Huwag mo sana akong
Pagtatawanan o pagsasawaang pakinggan.

Natatandaan mo anak noong bata ka pa?
kapag gusto mo ng lobo, paulit-ulit mo ‘yong sasabihin,
maghapon kang mangungulit hangga’t hindi mo nakukuha ang gusto mo.
Pinagtyagaan ko ang kakulitan mo.

Pagpasensyahan mo na rin sana ang aking amoy. Amoy matanda, amoy lupa.
Huwag mo sana akong piliting maligo. Mahina na ang katawan ko.
Madaling magkasakit kapag nalamigan, huwag mo sana akong pandirihan.

Natatandaan mo noong bata ka pa? Pinagtyagaan kitang habulin
As ilalim ng kama kapag ayaw mong maligo.

Pagpasensyahan mo sana kung madalas, ako’y masungit,
Dala na marahil ito ng katandaan. Pagtanda mo, maiintindihan mo rin.

Kapag may konti kang panahon, magkwentuhan naman tayo, kahit sandali lang.
Inip na ako sa bahay, maghapong nag-iisa. Walang kausap.

Alam kong busy ka sa trabaho, subalit nais kong malaman mo na sabik na sabik
Na akong makakwentuhan ka, kahit alam kong hindi ka interesado sa mga kwento ko.

Natatandaan mo anak, noong bata ka pa?
Pinagtyagaan kong pakinggan at intindihin
ang pautal-utal mong kwento tungkol sa iyong teddy bear.

At kapag dumating ang sandali na ako’y magkakasakit
at maratay sa banig ng karamdaman,
huwag mo sana akong pagsawaang alagaan.

Pagpasensyahan mo na sana kung ako man ay maihi o madumi sa higaan,
Pagtyagaan mo sana akong alagaan sa mga huling sandali ng aking buhay.
Tutal hindi na naman ako magtatagal.

Kapag dumating ang sandali ng aking pagpanaw, hawakan mo sana ang aking kamay
At bigyan mo ako ng lakas ng loob na harapin ang kamatayan.

At huwag kang mag-alala, kapag kaharap ko na ang Diyos na lumikha,
ibubulong ko sa kanya na pagpalain ka sana ….
Dahil naging mapagmahal ka sa iyong ama’t ina…

Pyesta sa Tondo

Ang fiesta ng Tondo or Sto. Niño ay ang pangatlong holiday ng buwan ng Enero. Bagong Taon ang una ang sumunod ay ang Black Nazarene ngayon naman ay ang Feast of Sto. Nino. Nagkataon lang na ang parte ng tondo na kinakibilangan ko ay sa mayo pa ang fiesta. But it doesn’t mean you can’t go to Tondo and celebrate, every one is welcome and surely you’ll have fun. But before you go, here are some of my tips for you. First leave your valuables and all your problems behind, if you’ll bring extra money aside from your transpo allowance and meal, hide it in a safe place, be cautious but not too cautious it will ruin all the fun. Second do wear a pair of sandals cause going to Tondo’s fiesta would mean you have to walk.. walk and walk and it is much comfy. Third stay out of trouble!, it’s like a curse of Tondo that every fiesta there’s always a casualty to be recorded. Fourth don’t forget to bring your camera for there are lots of nice things to shoot.


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Feast of Sto. Niño draws devotees to Tondo

Around 30,000 people celebrated the Feast of Sto. Niño in Tondo, Manila, ABS-CBN News reported Saturday. Devotees filled the Sto. Niño Church in Tondo, many bringing their own images of the saint. People also danced during the procession as a form of devotion to the Sto. Niño, as well as a nod to the time when ancient Filipinos first welcomed the saint during the Spanish occupation, reported correspondent Niko Baua. Brother Henry Sy of the Sto. Niño Parish Pastoral Council said that the festival started in 1572 when the saint’s image was brought to Tondo from Acapulco, Mexico, only a few years after a similar image was brought to Cebu by Spanish conquistadores. “Lahat ng hiling mo kay Sto. Niño gina-grant. Kung gusto mong magka-anak, kung gusto mong yumaman, para sa good health, lahat ‘yan gina-grant naman niya (Everything one asks from the Sto. Niño, he grants it. Having a child, wealth, good health – he grants them all),” said Sy.Aside from a procession along the city’s streets, there will also be a fluvial procession, which was revived in 2001 according to Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.The image of the Sto. Niño will also be carried in a procession early morning and evening on Sunday for devotees coming from the province


MANILA, Philippines – The Filipinos’ love and devotion to the Christ Child is phenomenal. This will again be manifested today when churches in every town and city hold Masses and processions.

In Cebu City, people will hear Mass at the Pilgrim Center across the Basilica de Sto. Niño while others will light candles in the church or touch the image.
Cebuanos and guests will then dance the “Sinulog” to the beat of drums and shouts of “Pit Señor! Viva Sto. Niño!” Going to Cebu for the fiesta is a panata for devotees wishing to thank Him for answered prayers.
Historical accounts say before Ferdinand Magellan arrived in Cebu in 1521, Sinulog was danced by the natives in honor of wooden idols and anitos. Magellan introduced Christianity, giving the Sto. Niño as a baptismal gift to Hara Amihan, wife of Cebu’s Rajah Humabon and who became Queen Juana.
During the 44 years between the coming of Magellan and Legazpi, natives danced the Sinulog but this time as a sign of reverence to the Sto. Niño, who is now enshrined in the San Agustin Church. The church later became the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño.

via inquirer

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