Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at Wednesday, January 16, 2008 | 3 comments
I'm an avid basketball fan. I play the game, idolize its legends, immitate talented players, analyze statistics and watch a lot of games — NBA, PBA or even UAAP/NCAA. In short, I love it more than any other kind of sports in the planet. My favorite team in the PBA are Ginebra (AƱejo, Tanduay) and San Miguel. While in NBA, my favorites are the old-Chicago Bulls (with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Toni Kukoc), LA Lakers (Both Magic Johnson and Kobe/Shaq era) and the current Nowitski-led Dallas Mavericks. In UAAP, my favorite team is --- never mind. I joined some barangay leagues before when I was in my higschool and, later on, I played with and coached a young team abroad (when I worked in Saudi Arabia), even managing to get our boys to the finals, where we lost to a rough backbreaking veteran team (we're cheated!) sometime around 2004. That was the last time I ever got to play the sport. I miss basketball so much, but I haven't got time to play it. Well, honestly, there have been a lot of opportunities for me to play and get wild again on the court. The thing is I will have to "sacrifice" my time with Kuchi just to get into the ballgame. And to sacrifice a time with Kuchi for a baskeball game is kinda hefty. That I cannot do. Huhuhu. I just wish a perfect time to play basketball would soon come knocking on my schedule.

So what's with this sudden talk about basketball? Well, I dreamed last night that I was a basketball player, an awesome NBA player playing for the BOSTON CELTICS. Dream on, man!
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Here’s the remaining dumb and funny headlines in my cellphone’s archive.

CRASH COURSES FOR PRIVATE PILOT (if the course is about “going to heaven,” why not? LOL)

COCAINE USE HITS NEW HIGH (wow, pare, nakakahigh naman ang balitang to...)

DEAD BODY FOUND IN CEMETERY (hindi nga? may patay sa sementeryo?)

MAN SHOOTS NEIGHBOUR WITH MACHETE (ano kaya ang bala ng machete? hmmm...)

(errr... so ngayon nakakakita na siya?)

MAGICIAN’S CAR VANISHES (e di palitawin niya uli!)

SEX EDUCATION DELAYED, TEACHERS REQUEST TRAINING (wow! sarap naman ng magiging training nila! parang gusto kong maging teacher!)

ABILITY TO SWIM MAY SAVE CHILDREN FROM DROWNING (hah? so kapag hindi marunong lumangoy, malulunod? ahhh...)

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Monday, January 7, 2008 at Monday, January 07, 2008 | 3 comments
I chanced upon some interesting books being bargained at Powerbooks in Megamall last Friday night. So interesting that I was practically tempted to spend my remaining money on them, if not for my churning stomach which was drooling over a beef teriyaki meal in a Jap fastfood I’d passed over on my way to the bookstore. Among the good books waiting to be picked and purchased were “The Lost World” by Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Shrinking Man” by Richard Matheson and a story (or biography) about Andres Segovia. Doyle’s book intrigued me because I’m a fan of Sherlock Holmes, while Matheson’s book aroused my interest because he is, coincidentally, the author of the science-fiction-fantasy-horror book (and now adapted to movie) “I Am Legend,” which I’m planning to watch this month. Segovia, on the other hand is, well, a proponent of classical music on guitar, that’s all (I have a classical guitar at home, so that makes a connection LOL). But what really caught my attention was this book about nutty newspapers’ headlines. It's a collection of some of the world major newspapers’ most dumb headlines. And according to the author whose name I can't recall, they are “the awfully, comically and obvious-to-the-point-of-stupid newspapers headlines..." But since I didn’t like to trade food for books that time (although I might in some opportunities), I just saved a couple of the selected headlines to my cellphone’s archives. Imagine, some of the headlines were written in broadsheets like the New York Times. I thought Americans don’t tolerate stupidity? I was really laughing while reading it. Okay, here are some them (with my side comments)!

Sadness Is No. 1 Reason Men and Women Cry (really? how sad, huhuhu. don't they get cry when provoked? ah, I'm asking stupid question...)

Light meals are lower in fat, calories (so heavy meals are higher in fat and calories? ahhh...)

Bible Church's Focus is the Bible (why not Quran?)

Teen-Age Girls Often Have Babies Fathered By Men (maybe some women can father, too?)

Alcohol Ads Promote Drinking (well if its rubbing alcohol, then it's alarming)

Scientists See Quakes in L.A. Future (errr, will we have tomorrow today?)

Renewed Fighting Threatens Peace (ano raw?)

Survey Finds Dirtier Subways After Cleaning Jobs Were Cut (ah, okay...)

Putting Mattress On Floor Prevents Fall From Bed (oo nga naman... aysus! common sense pare!)

As luck would have it, my cellphone suddenly turned itself off. Dead bat, LOL. Obviously, I will have to post the other dumb headlines tomorrow or the following day or when I have the time and steam to post them. If you have some funny headlines deserving our attention, feel free to post it on the comment box. In the meantime, enjoy and laught them off!
Happy New Year! As the old adage says, better late than never. What took me so long to resume blogging? Laziness, perhaps. There’s actually a lot of stuffs to blog about---funny things we did and embarrassing moments I got myself into last Christmas vacation---but I just couldn’t devote myself into writing. I really wanted to savor every minute of my vacation, and of course the only way to do that was to stay away from a computer, keep my mind off the whole darn writing things and relish every yuletide errand I had with my family and Kuchi. It didn’t save my pocket from any trouble, though. I have eight godchildren and counting. And every time I think of them as Christmas comes, my heart is suddenly wrapped with overwhelming grief. Just kidding. Hahaha!

New year? Well, festive as usual. We had more food on new year, but we lit less firecrackers at the strike of midnight. That is to say, we only had three fountains (two of them were supot pa!), 50 lusis (sparkler sticks) and 50 kwitis (skyrocket). Normally, we have up to five fountains, 100 lusis and kwitis, sawa and scores of five-stars and OG during the celebration. My sisters are braver than me in lighting them. We have safety rules in igniting them so we have never lost a finger... so far.

I got back to work just yesterday and it was so boring. If I had just more vacation leaves left, I would have used them all to extend my vacation all throughout the week. Good thing traffic isn’t heavy yet, and it’s kept my head cool. If I’m not mistaken, we have a deadline to beat this week, but as far as the atmosphere of the company is concerned, it’s just an illusion. LOL.
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