Bamboo:Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday

Bamboo's latest offering is packaged in their latest album, Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday. The music of Bamboo never fails to strike my fancy since Bamboo Manalac resurrected from the band scene with their self-titled album a few years back.

Packed with 10 awesome tracks, this album's a keeper. Nice!


Pics from Business Planning

Our department had our annual Business Planning session, this time at Montemar, Bataan. I brought along my point-and-shoot digicam so here's a couple of shots I took during that time.

On the way to Montemar I asked the car be stopped when we reached this area just past the Bagac, Bataan welcome sign:

Pics within Montemar:

Taken during one of the group sessions (out of boredom):

Montemar beach:



35 Random Thoughts

1. I am grateful for being where I am right now. There were good and bad times, but altogether when I look back at where I've been, I'm still grateful.

2. My boy can sing the lyrics of "Get Low" by Flo, "It had to be you" by Harry Connick Jr., "I left my heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett, "Ever After" by Bonie Bailey, and all of the Thomas The Train theme songs. He is 2 years old.

3. I really need to slim down. With all the aches and pains that I often feel, it is really time to get serious. I'm 170lbs as of this morning and I need to be slim by 20-25 lbs. Listening/watching Paul Mckenna's shows and audio instructionals didn't help a bit since the supposedly habit-forming technique didn't quite fit in for me. Self-control is the key, right?

4. I've recently had the itch to start up the old band again. I've emailed my bandmates and I hope that we get to play again sometime soon.

5. Bamboo has just released their latest album today. I might try to get a copy of their CD today or tomorrow.

6. The missus and I have yet to finalize the name of our 2nd son although we're sure that Matthew/Mateo/Mattheus is going to be in it.

7. Christmas season is coming up.

8. Will there be a long weekend on the days covering Nov1-2? I hope so.

9. I played in last Saturday's company badminton tournament. I had 4 games in the men's doubles class A division. We won 3 and lost 1. That sole loss was against our CEO partnered with an ex-badminton instructor turned Marketing Senior Manager. Not bad of a win-loss record considering I was able to hit our CEO with a smoldering shuttle off a smash to his chest. Hehe.

10. I really want to go back to the US. The February 3-week vacation was too short. I've been following/watching this HBO series called "Entourage" and I can't help but miss LA everytime the scene goes to a place were I've been.

11. If you need to think of a person who hasn't gone to Boracay, think of me.

12. The first real time I felt I was a hero: I was in 1st (or was it 2nd?) year high school and the neighbors and I were on the street playing a merged version of football/baseball. One of the long-kickers successfully made a home run when he kicked the ball that flew right onto a moving medium-sized truck. I ran as fast as I could to chase the non-stopping truck and climbed the back, got the ball, and went down at the next halting intersection. The other kids thought praised and clapped at the sight of me holding our precious plastic ball.

13. A close friend of the missus says this famous FM DJ is gay. Guess who.

14. I've watched that new ABSCBN gag show called Banana Split. Except for the beautiful Angelica Panganiban, it's not worth watching. The skits/jokes are not that funny. I'd rather watch Goin' Bulilit or Bubble Gang.

15. When will this bear market ever end?

16. I'd still want to go visit the Vatican someday. I'd probably be overwhelmed and welling with tears once I step inside St. Peter's basilica.

17. I've recently joined Facebook. Many say it's like Friendster without the jologs.

18. My motto: Work hard, play harder.

19. The company basketball tournament ended a few weeks back. We won 4 and lost 5. Thus we failed to crash into the semis again. Oh well, there's always next year.

20. I love my wife.

21. I love my two sons.

22. Ask the missus, this is one of the few discussions wherein I won. My parting shot was: Why is it that women always expect that if a guy takes them out for a date, the girl assumes that the guy likes him? Isn't it also possible that the guy is taking this girl out to see if he will eventually like him as his girlfriend? We (men) should have a right to choose, di ba? This argument of course is void if the guy's an ass and takes advantage of the girl leading her into something pointless. The guy should be blind-folded and be shot by a firing-squad.

23. My cubicle's view of the surrounding Ortigas, Pasig, Antipolo area is fantastic!!!

24. I've been envious of my classmates when I was in 3rd, 4th year high school. My family had barely enough back then to get us by and seeing my classmates had lunch-outs in McDo or having the latest Tretorn or K-Swiss shoes just left me wanting. I guess that's why today when I buy stuff I always want it to be the best. I hope I'll be a good provider to my family so that my children will have the best that life has to offer ---provided they have good grades.

25. I almost spent my college days as a DLSU Industrial Engineering student. My mom back then made me realize it wasn't going to be when she honestly pointed out, "You choose: you study at La Salle or we still get to eat 3x a day?" End of discussion.

26. Why is it that most companies here prefer graduates of UP, La Salle, or Ateneo? I think it's downright unfair. Refer to thought #25 for more details.

27. My boss' boss (who's an expat) usually takes mid-afternoon naps during office hours at the nearby hotel he's staying in. Yup, that's money well spent. NOT.

28. My favorite movie: Serendipity.

29. In 5 years I'll be forty. FORTY! Yikes!

30. My goal when I'm 60: happily retired and driving a BMW Roadster with the missus on a Sunday morning going to our Tagaytay resthouse overlooking Taal lake.

31. My dad was the main architect/designer for all the branches of the then-famous Coney Island Ice Cream. My favorite flavor was Bubble Gum.

32. I have only played poker 3 times and that was all with the missus' friends. I've always won the pot each time.

33. My boy's food preference in ascending order: rice, meat, soup, vegetables, and chocolate.

34. The missus and I still try to beat each other on who's the first to greet the other on every 17th of the month ---our monthsary.

35. I love my life.



I've just bought a pair of A4Tech in-ear earplugs since my last in-ear earphones (a pair of Belkin I bought at the HK airport last 2006) had one of its plugs stopped working and had to be retired.

The A4Tech metallic in-ear design is awesome! My laptop volume is at the low end but the bass and treble is sounding loud (and clear!) with these ear buds on ---plus zero (as in WALA) noise/sound from the outside.

Great buy!



With fantastic SLR-shooting by bloggers of ouramazingplanet.com and Strange Fruit, I've gone into rediscovering the nitty-gritty functions of my point and shoot digicam to see if I have what it takes to be a photographer.

I found a great function in my Canon IXUS750 called Macro that gives better detail of the subject that one tries to shoot. Well it's not SLR grade, but I feel quite impressed by the few "artistic" shots I attempted the past few months.


Nokia's iPhone

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Hmmm. I hope this one's cheaper than the iPhone.

If it is, then it's something to think about as a Christmas gift ---for myself (wink wink).


The Gang's All Here!

"Meron nang Heroes 3," my sister said.

That was all I needed to spend my Oct1 holiday morning going thru the torrent pages and start downloading all my favorite US shows in their latest season:

1. Heroes
2. How I met your mother
3. Entourage



Here's a video of Shaun the Sheep. Scanning between ABC5 and Nick-Jr every morning for my boy to view while sipping his bottle of milk, I chanced upon this show after the melee of Barney, Bob The Builder, Yo Gabba Gabba, and High 5 were done.

Well my boy doesn't like it. But the missus and I found ourselves laughing silly everytime. Here's a sample I found in YouTube: