I saw my old buddies arrive one by one, with the usual hi's and hello's. We set up to play half-field with 7 guys per team. I'm happy to say that I haven't lost my touch for the game. The picture-perfect passes and attacking menace were still there when I stepped on the field which seemed to have welcomed me back.
I didn't score a goal but I contributed well to my team winning the game, 10-8. I picked up my bag as I walked off the pitch, and laid down on one of those large square cemented seating areas around the field. As I laid there, I just had to take a pic of the greenery above me. It was like playing football: picture-perfect.
MS mentioned that he and his family have submitted an application for Canadian citizenship. *SIGH* Another contribution to the country's braindrain. He said that the turning point of their decision to migrate was that they believe there will be a small possibility for his children to get a job in the Philippines since he may have felt that he's not going to see any improvement in the country.
RC mentioned that JS, our gay-turned-guy-turned-gay batchmate is now in communication with him again, mentioning that JS now has a dog similar to that of Paris Hilton's. Greeeat.
The Dawn was the main act in the program, singing their vintage tunes such as Enveloped Ideas, Salamat, and others. My jaw dropped when they did a rendition of the U2 anthem With or Without You which they performed to a T. I won't be surprised if The Dawn will be dubbed as the U2 of the Philippines in the future.
This Saturday, to be exact (grin).
(Note: I originally wanted to blog about that infamous YouTube video of Mariel Rodriguez's bad-mouthing fit in PBB but what the hey, everybody knows about it anyway. And besides, the song below is more worth it to post)
I was on the threadmill this morning on my second 4km run since yesterday (naks serious!). I tuned to 89.1DMZ for my sounds since it's been playing mostly RnB. Yes, rock would've been better but for some reason I get a better workout from RnB.So anyway the DJ suddenly played this song from Jeremy, a.k.a. Passion who's a Fil-Am based in San Francisco. It's a cover version of "So Sick" but unplugged.
Damn good! Listen to it by clicking the Play button below. Enjoy!
I finally had the RSS link working. You can look for the icon below if you wish to link it to your RSS-reader software.
I've been tinkering lately with my blog's layout, trying to give it a new look (somewhat).
I searched for Blogger templates in Google but I don't know how to upload 'em here since I think I need a website-editor like Dreamweaver to get a better view of things.
So for now, the layout you see is the best that I can do.
This morning, our bathroom scale looked back at me disappointingly as it read me its verdict: 173lbs.
I hate to admit this, but ever since I achieved 166lbs last October(?) I've started getting heavy again. The steady increase started from my birthday (pakain dito, pakain dun). Then came the numerous Christmas parties last month. The basketball off-season didn't help as well since our department's team stopped playing our regular weekly games.
I still had my twice a week threadmill but it seems uncooperative. Surprisingly, it was helping the missus: she was the one losing weight from all MY threadmill workouts! It was like those identical twins that we see on TV wherein one would poke himself with a sharp object and he won't feel a thing but his twin would scream in pain. "Sige mag-threadmill ka pa para pumayat pa ako," she'd kid me regularly.
I know where I need to improve: careful food intake and increase exercise (need to tell the guys that we should start playing ball again). Easy to say but hard to do, right? Sigh, I hope my next update would be good news.
I'm sad to see my current boss leaving our company. His last day is Jan.11 and he's about to fly off to work abroad (with his former boss as well ---see a trend here comin'? wink wink). He's been great but like many, he has chosen to travel a new path in his flourishing career. I guess the saying "there's no such thing as company loyalty" is so true. I believe this since the only thing that one should be loyal to is to one's family and oneself.
I don't know who my new boss will be come Feb but he definitely has big shoes to fill. Someone told me a while back that the number one reason why people leave their jobs is because of their boss. Compensation only came 2nd.
The missus, my boy and I are planning to take a 3-week trip to the US next month thanks to the US visas my boy and I got last July. We'll be in the west-coast: LA, Sanfo, and Las Vegas to see the sights. I hope to catch a Laker game during our stay there to see Kobe in action. I'll post pics should we push through.
Oh btw, Happy New Year!