Friday, October 30, 2009

Kerfuffle Post


October is such an expensive month! I'm looking forward to November as long as it gets reasonable with me. Can you imagine a macbook, camera, condo dp, rent, furniture, etc all rolled into one bank account?! I'm still shaking October's hands though as I bid it farewell. It is after all still my month of birth, my lovey-dovey (<---yes, kill me for using this) anniversary month, and my fave holiday’s date--- Halloween! So goodbye Oc-oc… you’ve wiped out my wallet! Cleanliness after all is next to Godliness I guess?! At this point, God must really love me. Simplicty has been imposed on me thanks to "emptiness"... major wipe out surfer dudes!

I’ve been itching to post several things. However, my hands and legs are stretched from post to post, kinda like spider webs (funny mental picture here), as I make ultimate changes in life. More on this next time…In the meantime, let’s get down to business… green business! Another one of my time-occupying projects is now ready to fly! Knocking on all you Entreps (pronounce the first e as “Uhh” please) and business savvy people! Here’s a chance to make greens (and blues of course!) and go green as well! Presenting…Taaadaaah!!!

*If this comes out malabo then it is very much my fault. So just message me or something to get the clear version with attachments via email.

So if you’re interested or you know anyone who fits the bill then call, email, text... you know the drill! Hoping to hear from you people! Ok now sing with me! It’s BEGREENING to look a lot like Christmas!!!:)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Daily Green

I never thought that Ondoy would hit us that way. The creek walls in our village fell and water rose up to our necks. Next thing I know, our sofas and glass balls from Vigan were floating here and there. Ann swam alone to check on us. Mind you, our street was really flooded! So kudos to my Presonal Red Cross Hero!:) We swam Gavin out in his little jet floater. We knew that the flood was not going to get any better soon and the stench of sewage water was present in all sniffs made. Not to mention, mosquitos, rat pee, whatever. There was a slight debate, to stay or swim out. By 5:30PM things were pretty much unpretty still so we took the dive. I never thought anyone could jetski on our village's main street and boy were rash guards in or what!

video
JETSKI!SORRY FOR MAKING UR HEADS TILT TO WATCH THIS:)


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Geron by the house-help area right before leaving (swimming) to get us food at Pancake house. By the time he got back, water was neck-high.

Shame aside... here's the real question for me now? Can I still go green and smoke? Yes I am a smoker and in no way am I proud of it! I'm ready to change my ways for greener pastures but my occasional habit still can't be kicked off...as of now. For days now, I have been very mindful of where I ditch my dirty habit's waste. I hope this lasts my consciousness long enough until I quit. I am trying to find other ways to compensate for this issue. In the short run of my breath, I know more changes will be asked of me if I truly will take this cause to heart.

Anyhoo, to city-dwellers who are green-slouchers (we all are 1 way or another), here are very very very easy ways to get you started:

1. Use a jug instead of purchasing water bottles endlessly
2. Avoid take-outs to lessen the waste
3. Use as much natural lighting during the day
4. Do bill payments and similar transactions online.
(e.g. Citibank encourages online transactions)
5. Unplug phone chargers and PCs when not in use. Better yet, use a laptop instead.

Here's a test to see how green you are http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/how-green-are-you So far, I'm light green... must go darker!

We all need Captain Planet (No he is not Gary V, kamuka lang!) but he did say "Remeber... the power is yours!"

Peace everyone! Green Peace!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SAY HI TO MAJAYJAY!



SAY HI TO MAJAYJAY!!!=)

Taytay Falls in Majayjay. Indeed, the water is so clean that you could still see a one-peso coin if you drop it in the 10-feet pool!”



In line with my birthday celebration and Vich Addventures rough opening, I’m inviting you guys to rough it out with me! Please register asap! Let’s get to know Mother Nature a lttile bit more…. She’s not all wrath!:)


When: October 17, 2009, Saturday, 5:00AM-5:00PM

Where: Taytay Falls (Imelda Falls) Majayjay, Laguna

What: Easy trek and a fun hike

Astig Waterfalls Rappelling

Catch Basin ideal for swimming (SUPER CLEAR WATER!)

Binalot Pinoy lunch by the falls



How:

1. Register the following to ultimatevich@yahoo.com


Name:

Gender:

Birthday:

Mobile Number/s:

Home Number:

Home Address:

Occupation:

Email Address:


2. Package fee is P1,500 per person. Inclusions are Rappelling, guides, medic, packed lunch, post-adventure pictures to be emailed to you. Transportation may be arranged. Either we find someone you can carpool with or we will need to rent an air-conditioned van for an additional P500.00/pax. Please indicate if you will need one. Last day of payments will be on Oct. 11, Monday.

3. We will send an actual itinerary after knowing the final count of everyone who will be coming. We will also send a list of what to bring, reminders, directions, and all the other nitty-gritty things you’ll need to know. An optional briefing may be held prior to October 17. We will update you with all information via text and email.


*ONLY 30 Slots will be available. Only registered participants will be entertained.


Chal’s note: Hey Guys! I hope to see you all get wet with me on Oct. 17, Saturday. Payment details and Itineraries will be discussed after confirming your registration. It’s my birthday bash on a different level, approximately 15 meters highJ Feel free to text or message me all your questions. But I assure you, upon finalizing my actual guest count, everything will be given crystal clearJ SEE YOU ALL! Everyone Invited!!!:)


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dizizit!!!:)



L I V E Y O U R U L T I M A T E L I F E!

So you’re sick and tired of the same night-outs and just want some adventure?

You probably want something really fun and outrageous but just don’t know where to find it?

Maybe you know you could do all those cool things you see on TV and read about on magazines but just got a bit intimidated with all the pros around?

You probably just want to meet new people that carry the same passion, yearning or interest?

Or maybe, you just want to have that “astig” shot as your facebook profile pic and proclaim… “Been there, done that!”

Well whatever it is, we have the answer to all that and more! Vich Addventures provides you with the adventure and high of your life all in a day or weekend’s time without burning your pockets! It’s the real ecstasy to life sans the partying!

Think of it as the cutest and coolest club ever that you’ll be part of. Specifically designed for Manila City dwellers and wannabe adventure junkies. We’ll update you, make sure your city life goes on but the thrill of adventure and meeting new friends stays at a growing rate! It’s your once in a month slice to an ultimate life! Yes, once a month, because any more than that, then you should have been a mountaineer right?

How does it work?

Gather up your friends. Register you names and contact numbers to get your slots. Upon confirmation, pay via assigned payment schemes. Pick the adventure of your choice, and clear up your weekend! Dress for the occasion and hype up yourself for an action-packed day! All else will be taken cared of by our pool of experts and adventure junkies. We provide the action, excitement, yummy meals, transportation may be arranged, well experienced guides, medic, and photographer (Believe us! Pictures are a must!).

Why Vich?

Wow! Where do we start? We all know that at a certain moment in your life, all the partying will suck you up drunk and there will be something more that you’ll be looking for. Call it adventure, zest in life, excitement, whatever… Well that’s what we provide! Imagine being with friends, family, and a whole bunch of other chimichanggas communing with nature, loving Pinas, and breaking the rules! We also made sure that your pockets will be happy. It’s a weekend thing, so why must we burn your wallets for some thrill? So before you know it, your back in the city, ready to tell people of your adventure and have them drooling over your experience and live vicariously through all your awesome pictures posted!=p

Ok, enough barking…it’s time to bite the travel and adventure bug! Lets’s begin!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Nuance Blog: My alphabet stops at letter "I" today

I remember my (re)solution this year. Half of which was a success. One mysterious one got to me... "3. Be more of me". Maybe because the year before I was pregnant and was ruled over by those pesky and need I say ballistic pregnancy hormones. Looking back as early January '09, I'd like to believe I have gotten myself molded into that resolution. The imperfect balance of crass and class and the admittedly impulsive self that I have always made myself to be. How can I live with regret knowing that despite occasional defeats I have come to terms with the word 'I"? Now I know "I" each day, and to think it took me another life out of me to get to the point of getting to know I more. Ironic isn't it? I would like to think that in a war, I would be your 2nd line soldier standing on war battlegrounds. Hoping the first liners are not instantly turned into chopped bloody flesh, but if they do, their mistakes will be my learning's. Then I would willingly allow myself to be of sample for the next battle lines to live by... dead and more likely to be alive. How disturbingly not great some might think. Second liner? I am a middle child after all. Being in the first would make it more stunning or even belonging to the last could still be somewhat defining. However, that is exactly what I am proud of. A proud discovery that I am that. It feels good to be scrubbing my own skin now.

With everything that I have been sporadically told (I refrain from using the word accused) of, most of which are untrue. Funny thing is, I smile as I realize the evil that I have been associated (still avoiding the word accused) with, because somewhere along that dark force was a decision I have made for myself and to be more of me. Besides, had I gotten any close to perfecting the etiquette of niceness then I would be next to our Lord right now in heaven. No complaints here, only too early... I hope.

To the advice of choosing my battles...I do choose my battles. More often than not, I choose them all. That is choosing my battles still. I will subtract as my knees wiggle and swiggle along the line of life. For now, my battles are in good hands and in pretty numbers. I become a fierce fighter only in times of inadequacy. I rarely come prepared. Being right-brained has made me more efficient impromptu. However, when I play with fire, I am ready to get burned. All out (that's why people do not regret). That is the secret to winning despite possible loss.

Yesterday I wanted the cookie to crumble so bad. I could have made the clacker run to her daddy's grave and cry like a river (Thank you JT), similar to what someone else has done. I did make a decision however not to approach the killer-lard and simply deliver a four letter word... no it is wasn't a curse even. As I turned around, I know it will have it's dayS. The days have come for her in (present horrendous) physical form and attributes it continuously (and verrry confusingly) displays. And in total disregard to any management in anger, permitting myself an "I" moment here, I will wait for the day that a quadruple X coffin will be needed to be made for her. Evil? Nope, just your average human being. Boy can I hate! But I can assure anyone, with a sincere (Ehem! spot keyword please) apology, my heart melts. But then again pigs can't fly and hams don't talk. So I'm quite definite I won't be hearing the word "sorry" anytime... at all. it will probably be tuck on some nasty human folds left unwashed. Let me play defense here by saying that despite the vagueness and possible negativity of this paragraph, it is all part and parcel of being an ultimatevich and living an ultimate life. If yours has gone smooth, then that would be bad news for life's theme park and bad sales for your roller coaster ride.

By this paragraph I would have lost you already way too much. Taking you from pillar to pillar with no rhyme or reason that would be of any use to you. And (starting a sentence with a conjunction... tsk! tsk!) at this point I have gotten to use the letter I as rampant as traffic is outside of DLSU taft. I couldn't careless. This is the whole point anyways. Like what I said, I'm a happy scrubber and it is my skin after all. Go exfoliate yours! :)


-C



On a different note: a few more odd postings and the promise of adventure will surely be posted soon!:)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

GO NEGOSYO!!!=)


Even though I'm quite a Raketista, I highly believe in the power of entrepreneurship! It's something my mom has instilled in us early on, and it's something I highly recommend. They do say that there are 3 ways to survive in our country...

1. Be a an artista
2. Be a politician
3. Have your own business

As much as I prefer all 3 (=D) reality will tell me that #3 is what can get me to heaven and get me there sans the drama. So yes, please attend this later!=) I swear by my pinky toes it will be worth your day!=)

9/11 * SMX CONVENTION CENTER * 8:00am-6:00pm

SEE YOU THERE!!!




You win sum, You lose sum... Thank God for Dim sum!!!=)


I did not make it to the final 5 for Fun Taiwan. That makes me undiscovered for Discovery Travel & Living channel. However, I have no regrets... How can I? Out of roughly 500 people, I made it in. Plus the sole Pinoy. My heart is bursting with joy with that alone=p Best part, more than meeting hotsy Janet, the rest of the undiscovered were just too awesome=) It felt like summer camp, only better because we were all legal enough to drink=) It was nice sharing our love for hosting and Taiwan with one another! Wo hen Ai ni men! Nax!=D And to Discovery Phil. can we have Wow Philippines on air as well?

After getting locked up in a room ( a nice one though) for 10 hours. All 27 were called in for THE announcement. Final 5 became final 6...

If I were Hindu and to be reborn again, Dear Lordy, please make me ME or HER=)
I've never been this happy locked up in a room full of (wonderful) strangers!

So the lesson of the day: I know I should have listened to my mom about learning my Mandarin better. I could imagine my mom saying the ever so famous "I told you so..." line.

Anyways, I'm pretty sure this will be airing this year. My only fear is that I listened to some people and yes... did my MJ moves with cameras rolling! Pls. Pls. Pls. do not show this... I may have shamed the rest of my countrymen=O I did get people to be interested to come to Philippines though. That should make up for it right?=D


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Discovering the news

There's so much bubbles and butterflies in me now. This news is one of the best. It's very satisfying, similar to a well cooked steak served with truffle spinach and tasty foie gras matched with pears (gutom!). It's so satisfying that I'm actually ok to be sent home early after getting flown to Taipei this coming Sun. 30 candidates, all with suaveness and style is more than my Mandarin can handle=p I'm just happy! Soooo happy!=) It's been awhile since news like this has plastered a smile on my face for more than 24hrs.

As my twitter makes twit twit, "YEEEEEEHAAAAAAW!!!=D YiiiiiiiiPEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!=> http://www.discoverychannel..."


Hope people get their happy news today! I'm sure you will, It's a Friday!=)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Let's dive and I mean skydive!!!=D

I believe his name was Steve. We were verrrry close during those 10 minutes. I was looking for him and everyone told me, look for the dude that looks porny. He asked me if it was my first. Sabi ko oo. Then he said I'll never forget him. I said, with you on top, maybe I will. Haaaay, orgasmic. Then he pointed to the right. He said that was Arizona. Then he pointed to a couple of smoky factories on my left and said, that's the Philippines! The nuuuuurve... but then again, my life depended on him for the next couple of min.

After 1 year of holding my crave to skydive, I finally ride a plane and not land with it=) My love for planes has even grown 1 million times!!!=)

We arrived the diving center. VR's toes begin to curl. of course I found this cute. They made us watch a video looking like it was made early 80's with some voodoo man (old guy with Santa's beard) who supposedly invented the technology. Then the warning came. "You may be injured, you may break a leg (with sample video pa ha!) and You may die!". Tama ba yon?! Then the 4 paged waiver came that needed a dozen signatures of mine to make sure they all stay out of trouble if my 'chute decides to go poooft! Maling-mali diba? Then lastly the news... A few weeks back someone did die. the instructor had a heart-attack and of course since tandem, patay dalawa. Ok tama na! But nooo, rain started to pour, then it was announced that we would be grounded indefinitely! A thunderstorm arrives! Ano ba!!! Sign ba to na mamatay na ako??? But then I re-calculated my life's bearing. I'm to bad ass para kunin pa ni Lord=)

Then VR miraculously says YES despite his fear of planes. Thanks to the booby cashier that convinced him. Men always listen to other people but their wives. Anyhooo... eto na! The sky's the limit! Now what?=p


Monday, July 6, 2009

Quarter life crisis


It's definitely not the right time to start this, but why later when there's now?

I could remember early last year when the worrisome/confused feeling hit me. What the hell will I do with my life? I partied hard. Thought so well, and prayed. I prayed to God for some direction and just when I was about to fly down under, treat myself to a trip of a lifetime, God gives me direction. April 1, It was a no fool's day. I found out I was pregnant=) (makes me think if I should pray again when I need direction. Forgive me. The product is super good, but the factory is scared to re-open for the mean time). Skydiving cancelled, got hitched, and hosted a morning show in the entirety of my pregnancy. Then I realized, there were a lot like me. No, not the pregnant ones... those that were close to hitting their quarters and feel lost in their lives. Here's a post that I made prior to anything happening:


The replies are a living proof. Anyways, after giving birth, I needed some sort of adventure. Sitting your squished ass and pregnant belly for nine months could get a bit... well let's just say it got my feet itchy more than ever. I looked around and wondered what the singulars were doing. Ahhh... seeking some adventure as well. Weekend getaways here and there, adventure sports (the cooler, the better for them to post in multiply/FB), let's not forget bible study, cooking classes, travels etc... etc... Yes, some sort of meaning to their growing up lives besides getting hitched and pregnant. So what was more logical for me to do but to join an adventure race!=p Ahhh the high of getting dirty, getting your muscles work like never before, and driving your parents nuts! I'm sado-masochist like that! But of course, this was not my lifetime course... I'm quite the jack that tries fun thingymajiggies then moves on to the next thingymajiggy kinda person (only applicable to sports and hobbies). Then came a blog. Yes, I give the credit of this idea to my "lostness" and Mr. Anton Diaz. Then I realized... Eurika! "Vich"! Let's hope this works=)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Even with all things I have to do, I still have time to be bored

      ...and when I get bored, I get dizzy

      ...and when I get dizzy, I get hungry

      ...and when I get hungry, I eat

 When I'm satisfied, I get happy.

 When I get happy, I get geeky.

 Thus this:

 Presenting my web bored-busters:


www.makezine.com - Make anything! I mean wow!!! If there were 8 days in a week. I'd turn Extraday to make something day. I told you... geek exposed.

 www.howtomakestuff.com - Mom always taught me to question things.    So the "hows" of the world is answered with this site. Plus, being part of "Time Magazine's 25 Websites we can't live without" gives this lovely site extra eye batting rights.

 www.oprah.com - Oh shut up! You know you love her!

 www.moviemistakes.com- Isn't it always great to pick on others? Yeah,   even Spielberg's roaring Jurassic Park exposed that camera man just when Mr. Dino was going about his hunting business in the kitchen. How about a car passing by Frodo is in the land of the rings. And the best, Cameron Diaz, screaming "Lucy" instead of her character's name in Charlie's Angels. Nice to know, movies are human-made.

 www.terryborder.com- This is how i think. Really!:-p

 www.postsecret.blogspot.com- Looks like my diary... less the personal                                                                             drama.

 www.nationalgeographic.com- Beautiful Photographs! Amazing flying                                                               photons everywhere!

 www.youporn.com - Just checking if you're still reading:-p

 www.google.com/ yahoo.com - It's my web space game portal. "Search"                               could possibly be my fingers most go to word online.


Of course local sites are just as promising and entertaining. You probably know them too well already, especially those blogsites. So there. Hope your "bordance" can be slightly "cured". Otherwise, catch my disease.

 

Zzzzzzz,

Chal