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Okay, since most of us are still on the #EsquireEheads fever, let me share this experience of mine earlier at the mall.
After biking under the scorching heat of the sun, I arrived at SM Calamba, my biking jersey drenched in sweat, desperate for that elusive Esquire Philippines September issue. I first went to National Book Store but all I saw in their bookshelves were Wattpad-inspired novelas.
Then I went to Booksale located at the second floor and I immediately saw a copy at their magazine rack. I immediately grabbed the magazine a la Ninja and asked the cashier (who happened to be arranging books at a nearby bookshelf) to receive my payment. 
While waiting for her to scan my magazine, a woman, probably in her 30’s, approached the counter, and asked for the same copy of Esquire. And here’s what happened:
Woman: “Ate, may Esquire pa kayo?”
Cashier: ” Wala na po Ma’am, Nakuha na po ni Sir. (Pointing at me.)
Me: *Sporting my signature smirk and mischievous grin, staring blankly at the cash register*
Ah, I hope Summit Media publishes ample copies of this in-demand issue. Good luck, Esquire Hunters, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
Pictured above is an obligatory I-already-have-the-EsquireEheads-issue. Heh.

Okay, since most of us are still on the #EsquireEheads fever, let me share this experience of mine earlier at the mall.

After biking under the scorching heat of the sun, I arrived at SM Calamba, my biking jersey drenched in sweat, desperate for that elusive Esquire Philippines September issue. I first went to National Book Store but all I saw in their bookshelves were Wattpad-inspired novelas.

Then I went to Booksale located at the second floor and I immediately saw a copy at their magazine rack. I immediately grabbed the magazine a la Ninja and asked the cashier (who happened to be arranging books at a nearby bookshelf) to receive my payment. 

While waiting for her to scan my magazine, a woman, probably in her 30’s, approached the counter, and asked for the same copy of Esquire. And here’s what happened:

Woman: “Ate, may Esquire pa kayo?”

Cashier: ” Wala na po Ma’am, Nakuha na po ni Sir. (Pointing at me.)

Me: *Sporting my signature smirk and mischievous grin, staring blankly at the cash register*

Ah, I hope Summit Media publishes ample copies of this in-demand issue. Good luck, Esquire Hunters, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Pictured above is an obligatory I-already-have-the-EsquireEheads-issue. Heh.

"Rocker si Mother"

It’s the time of the year when we salute the women whose womb brought us and whose breasts, we nursed. We have different and unique yabang stories about how great, cool, and loving our mothers are.

How cool was your Nanay? What’s your story? I have already shared this to my old readers for the past two (2) years but let me share this again to you, my own yabang anecdote about my beloved Nanay. This story never gets old for me:

__________

The year was 2010. After months of being a bum after quitting my work as a researcher in UP Manila, I landed a job as an editor in a publishing company. And since I learned about the Eraserheads: The Head Set earlier that year (when rumors began to spread like wildfire on the internet), I made a vow to myself to allot a portion of my paycheck for the box set - no matter how expensive it would cost me.

The Box Set was released on September 9, 2010 - and I still haven’t received my paycheck. I was in panic. Since the box set is limited, I feared that I will not be able to buy myself a copy. I also feared that the box set will not be available here in the Southern Luzon area (you know, some music materials are just too Metro Manila-centered).

I received my paycheck by mid-September and the first thing that I did was to go to the nearest (and only) Greenwich here in Los Baños. I asked the crew if they have the Heads Set. And the rest was months of nostalgia, rockin’ with the Eraserheads.

As most of you who have the Heads Set, the box includes a coffee table book/ lyric sheet/ photo album (I don’t know how to exactly call it), complete albums, EPs, and a DVD, and the Heads Set Shirt.

Now, the Heads Shirt came in free-size-one-size-fits-all-that’s-a-fuckin’-fashion-discrimination!  And if you who know me personally, you know that that shirt will not fit me - and I rarely wear body fits (bakat ang man-boobs pare!). So I decided to just hang it in my room for art’s sake, for bragging, and for future self-centered consumption (I just love to use that word).

Months went by and the shirt still hangs in my room. One day, my Nanay entered the room and asked me: "Aanhin mo yan kung hindi mo isusuot? Sayang lang ang Php 2,500 mo."

Jokingly, I replied "Kapag pumayat ako, maisusuot ko na yan".

"Ipahiram mo na lang muna sa akin. Ako ang magsusuot.", she replied.

At first, I was taken aback. My Nanay will wear an Eraserheads shirt? Is she trying to be bagets or what? I can accept it if my father wears this shirt (because he is jeprox and young at heart) but my conservative Nanay? She got to be kidding.

I asked her, "Seryoso kayo?".

"Oo nga!", she replied.

And she removed the shirt from the hanger, went to the other room, and wore my shirt. And it fits her perfectly. Panalo!

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This is the modern world where being fit and sexy is in and being fat with man-boobs is a big no. It’s just so unfair for us fatties. Come on self-proclaimed fashion experts! There are more of us who are not sexy, fit, and macho. The world is full of non-sexy and non-fit individuals. You should consider us whenever you make these shirts.

Okay, enough of the ranting. Alam ko namang olats ako diyan at kailangan ko na talagang magpapayat. Hindi na din kasi healthy.

I have cool parents. It’s good to see them having the same trip and vibes as ours. They borrow and listen to my CDs. They watch the same TV series as mine. And they both love the Eraserheads.

Nanay, you can wear that shirt forever if you want to. It’s all yours. I can buy you more Eraserheads shirt if you want to. Keep your cool. I love you po! :’)

__________

I don’t have a perfect mother - we all are. And sometimes, whenever I lose my temper or just under the weather, I treat my mother’s imperfections as a curse. It has always been my temptation (and I am struggling to fight it day after day) to look at my Nanay’s imperfection as something that the universe has conspired to punish me. And I hate myself for that.

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But whenever I hear her story, I understand her. It’s inspiring to hear the stories of her youth. I almost cried when I heard that she has to stop going to school for a year because of her health conditions and how she struggled to be a working student and pay for her own school fees. I laugh whenever I hear her stories of youth, crazy office tales, and day-to-day experiences. Hearing her story made me understand my Nanay more. I guess I have to hear from her more in order for me to view her imperfections as a blessing. How about you? When was the last time that you had a heart-to-heart to your Nanay?

When I was young, I hated my mother for not letting me listen to the music of the Eraserheads. She always treat it as a noise and not a real music.

But now things have changed. She sings with me whenever I play Eraserheads (and Beatles) songs in the guitar, ukulele and the piano. She even borrowed some of my CDs to listen in her computer in the office. And the last time I heard, she’s also singing some radio pop hits (some of which I have never heard of). How cool was that?

I guess music, being the universal language, helped us to understand each other.

And the last time I checked, my Eraserheads shirt is still in her closet.

__________

Thank you, Nanay, for all the things that you have done for us. Thank you for being a good mother, a good wife, and a good friend. I am sorry for being a pain in the ass sometimes (or most of the time). that is how I show my tough love (Nuks!).

May the Good Lord bless you with good health and a happier life. Madaming rounds pa ng Scrabble ang lalaruin natin at madami pang bote ng alak ang patutumbahin natin.

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To the womb that bore me, and the breasts at which I nursed, I love you. Happy Mother’s Day po, Nanay!

Rakenrol!

My Nanay and the Eraserheads

It’s the time of the year when we salute the women whose womb brought us and whose breasts, we nursed. We have different and unique yabang stories about how great, cool, and loving our mothers are. I have already shared this to my old readers last year but let me share this again to you, my own yabang anecdote about my beloved Nanay:

The year was 2010. After months of being a bum after quitting my work as a researcher in UP Manila, I landed a job as an editor in a publishing company. And since I learned about the Eraserheads: The Head Set earlier that year (when rumors began to spread like wildfire on the internet), I made a vow to myself to allot a portion of my paycheck for the box set - no matter how expensive it would cost me.

The Box Set was released on September 9, 2010 - and I still haven’t received my paycheck. I was in panic. Since the box set is limited, I feared that I will not be able to buy myself a copy. I also feared that the box set will not be available here in the Southern Luzon area (you know, some music materials are just too Metro Manila-centered).

I received my paycheck by mid-September and the first thing that I did was to go to the nearest (and only) Greenwich here in Los Baños. I asked the crew if they have the Heads Set. And the rest was months of nostalgia, rockin’ with the Eraserheads.

As most of you who have the Heads Set, the box includes a coffee table book/ lyric sheet/ photo album (I don’t know how to exactly call it), complete albums, EPs, and a DVD, and the Heads Set Shirt.

Now, the Heads Shirt came in free-size-one-size-fits-all-that’s-a-fuckin’-fashion-discrimination!  And if you who know me personally, you know that that shirt will not fit me - and I rarely wear body fits (bakat ang man-boobs pare!). So I decided to just hang it in my room for art’s sake, for bragging, and for future self-centered consumption (I just love to use that word).

Months went by and the shirt still hangs in my room. One day, my Nanay entered the room and asked me: "Aanhin mo yan kung hindi mo isusuot? Sayang lang ang Pho 2, 500 mo."

Jokingly, I replied "Kapag pumayat ako, maisusuot ko na yan".

"Ipahiram mo na lang muna sa akin. Ako ang magsusuot.", she replied.

At first, I was taken aback. My Nanay will wear an Eraserheads shirt? Is she trying to be bagets or what? I can accept it if my father wears this shirt (because he is jeprox and young at heart) but my conservative Nanay? She got to be kidding.

I asked her, "Seryoso kayo?".

"Oo nga!", she replied.

And she removed the shirt from the hanger, went to the other room, and wore my shirt. And it fits her perfectly. Panalo!


This is the modern world where being fit and sexy is in and being fat with man-boobs is a big no. It’s just so unfair for us fatties. Come on self-proclaimed fashion experts! There are more of us who are not sexy, fit, and macho. The world is full of non-sexy and non-fit individuals. You should consider us whenever you make these shirts.

Okay, enough of the ranting. Alam ko namang olats ako diyan at kailangan ko na talagang magpapayat. Hindi na din kasi healthy.

I have cool parents. It’s good to see them having the same trip and vibes as ours. They borrow and listen to my CDs. They watch the same TV series as mine. And they both love the Eraserheads.

Nanay, you can wear that shirt forever if you want to. It’s all yours. I can buy you more Eraserheads shirt if you want to. Keep your cool. I love you po! :’)

__________

I don’t have a perfect mother - we all are. And sometimes, whenever I lose my temper or just under the weather, I treat my mother’s imperfections as a curse. It has always been my temptation (and I am struggling to fight it day after day) to look at my Nanay’s imperfection as something that the universe has conspired to punish me. And I hate myself for that.

But whenever I hear her story, I understand her. It’s inspiring to hear the stories of her youth. I almost cried when I heard that she has to stop going to school for a year because of her health conditions and how she struggled to be a working student and pay for her own school fees. I laugh whenever I hear her stories of youth, crazy office tales, and day-to-day experiences. Hearing her story made me understand my Nanay more. I guess I have to hear from her more in order for me to view her imperfections as a blessing. How about you? When was the last time that you had a heart-to-heart to your Nanay?

When I was young, I hated my mother for not letting me listen to the music of the Eraserheads. She always treat it as a noise and not a real music.

But now things have changed. She sings with me whenever I play Eraserheads (and Beatles) songs in the guitar and the piano. She even borrowed some of my CDs to listen in her computer in the office. And the last time I heard, she’s singing Super Bass, Bad Romance, and Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People. Yes, you have read that right.

I guess music, being the universal language, helped us to understand each other.

And the last time I checked, my Eraserheads shirt is still in her closet.

__________

Thank you, Nanay, for all the things that you have done for us. Thank you for being a good mother, a good wife, and a good friend. I am sorry for being a pain in the ass sometimes (or most of the time). that is how I show my tough love (Nuks!).

May the Good Lord bless you with good health and a happier life. Madaming rounds pa ng Scrabble ang lalaruin natin at madami pang bote ng alak ang patutumbahin natin.

To the womb that bore me, and the breasts at which I nursed, I love you. Happy Mother’s Day po, Nanay!

Rakenrol!

Source: juanrepublic

Remembering The Final Set

It has been three years since The Eraserheads gave us their final set. Three years after their record breaking concert. Three years since they formally bid us goodbye. Three years after their last bow. Three years after their last concert, and probably indeed their last.

Perhaps, this is one of my biggest regrets as an Eraserheads fan. I was not able to watch their two (2) post-breakup concerts.

During their first concert at The Fort in August 2008, there were doubts if the concert would push through or not. One of the major sponsors backed out a few days before the concert due to a threat of a criminal case from the Health Department. There were no formal announcement of the selling of tickets. There were no formal promotion on the tri-media - just a press release from one of the major broadsheets. I could have made it to the concert. If only I were not drunk somewhere in Calamba that night.

My first attempt to watch them turned out to be a failure.

But as we all know, the first concert was cut short due to Ely Buendia’s health condition. After that, there were speculations if the concert would still push through for a second installment. And the fans got what they wanted. The band will work on their ‘unfinished business’.

The second concert, The Final Set, happened on March 7, 2009, a day after the Master Rapper died, at the SM Mall of Asia concert Grounds. Compared to the first one, this has a bigger venue, a formal promotion, and more or less a hundred thousand tickets available to accommodate more fans. It is said that this is one of the biggest concerts in our history.

Did I make it to the concert? Obviously no. I was then stuck at the Seminary’s confines, punishing myself by studying for our comprehensive examinations. My College Diploma depends on the result of that exam. Bitter as I was, I just resorted to listening to the songs of the Eraserheads on the radio. (I think it was the now-defunct station NU 107 who played Eraserheads songs the whole day in anticipation of The Final Set.)

It was just a consuelo for those who were not able to attend the concert to watch  The Final Set on GMA-7. The network aired it a few weeks after the concert. And I did not waste that opportunity. I watched it with the whole family. But there is still something lacking, something missing within me. Regrets. I could have watched them live. 

And so it happened. March 7, 2009, Saturday, was an unforgettable event in Philippine music history. The Eraserheads, the music hero and inspiration of a generation, performed and bowed for the last time in front of their fans.

It was also during this date that Ely Buendia set flame to the famous “Sticker Happy piano.” You know, the one with the naked Joey Mead from the cover of their album “Sticker Happy”.

And for those who are asking the whereabouts of the sticker piano, the last time that I checked, it was at 70’s Bistro (46 Anonas Street Project 2 , Quezon City).

Photo courtesy of Sir Chris Linag. For additional information, please read the article by Aldus Santos here.

Thank you Eraserheads for being a part of our childhood. Thank you for being the soundtrack of our growing up. Thank you for the good music. Thank you for being our heroes. Thank you for the memories.

Maraming salamat Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Marcus Adoro, at Buddy Zabala! The Eraserheads will never be erased from our heads. That is influence at its finest.

Source: juanrepublic

Guess Who’s Wearing my Eraserheads Shirt?

This Mother’s Day, let me share you this beautiful anecdote/ experience with my Nanay. I know that all of us have different and unique yabang stories about how great, cool, and loving our mothers are. Let me share you this one:

Last September, I got my first paycheck from the Publishing Company where I work as an editor. And since I learned about the Eraserheads: The Head Set last March (when rumors began to spread like wildfire on the internet), I made a vow to myself to allot a portion of my paycheck for the box set - no matter how expensive it would cost me.

The Box Set was released on September 9 - and I still haven’t received my paycheck. I was in panic. Since the set is limited, I feared that I will not be able to buy myself a copy. I also feared that the box set will not be available here in the Southern Luzon area (you know, some music materials are just too Metro Manila-centered).

I received my paycheck by mid-September and the first thing that I did was to go to the nearest (and only) Greenwich here in Los Baños. I asked the crew if they have the Heads Set. And the rest was months of nostalgia, rockin’ with the Eraserheads.

As most of you who have the Heads Set, the box includes a coffee table book/ lyric sheet/ photo album (I don’t know how to exactly call it), complete albums, EPs, and a DVD, and the Heads Set Shirt.

Now, the Heads Shirt came in free-size-one-size-fits-all-that’s-a-fuckin’-fashion-discrimination!  And if you who know me personally, you know that that shirt will not fit me - and I rarely wear body fits (bakat ang man-boobs pare!). So I decided to just hang it in my room for art’s sake, for bragging, and for future self-centered consumption (I just love to use that word).

Months went by and the shirt still hangs in my room. One day, my Nanay entered the room and asked me: “Aanhin mo yan kung hindi mo isusuot? Sayang lang ang Pho 2, 500 mo.”

Jokingly, I replied “Kapag pumayat ako, maisusuot ko na yan”.

"Ipahiram mo na lang muna sa akin. Ako ang magsusuot.", she replied.

At first, I was taken aback. My Nanay will wear an Eraserheads shirt? Is she trying to be bagets or what? I can accept it if my father wears this shirt (because he is jeprox and young at heart) but my conservative Nanay? She got to be kidding.

I asked her, “Seryoso kayo?”.

"Oo nga!", she replied.

And she removed the shirt from the hanger, went to the other room, and wore my shirt. And it fits her perfectly. Panalo!


This is the modern world where being fit and sexy is in and being fat with man-boobs is a big no. It’s just so unfair for us fatties. Come on self-proclaimed fashion experts! There are more of us who are not sexy, fit, and macho. The world is full of non-sexy and non-fit individuals. You should consider us whenever you make these shirts.

Okay, enough of the ranting. Alam ko namang olats ako diyan at kailangan ko na talagang magpapayat. Hindi na din kasi healthy.

I have cool parents. It’s good to see them having the same trip and vibes as ours. They borrow and listen to my CDs. They watch the same TV series as mine. And they both love the Eraserheads.

Nanay, you can wear that shirt forever if you want to. It’s all yours. I can buy you more Eraserheads shirt if you want to. Keep your cool. I love you po! :’)

Happy Mother’s Day Nanay!

Source: juanrepublic

Remembering the Final Set
It has been two years since they gave us their final set. Two years after their record breaking concert. Two years since they formally bid us goodbye. Two years after their last bow. Two years after their last concert, and probably indeed their last.
It was during this date that Ely Buendia set flame to the famous “Sticker Happy piano.” You know, the one with the naked Joey Mead from the cover of their album “Sticker Happy”.
At para sa mga naghahanap kung nasaan na ang piano ngayon, ibinalik siya sa 70’s Bistro (46 Anonas Street Project 2 , Quezon City).


Photo courtesy of Sir Chris Linag. For additional information, please read the article by Aldus Santos here.

Thank you Eraserheads for being a part of our childhood. Thank you for being the soundtrack of our growing up. Thank you for the good music. Thank you for being our heroes. Thank you for the memories.
Maraming salamat Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Marcus Adoro, at Buddy Zabala! The Eraserheads will never be erased from our heads. That is influence at its finest.

Remembering the Final Set

It has been two years since they gave us their final set. Two years after their record breaking concert. Two years since they formally bid us goodbye. Two years after their last bow. Two years after their last concert, and probably indeed their last.

It was during this date that Ely Buendia set flame to the famous “Sticker Happy piano.” You know, the one with the naked Joey Mead from the cover of their album “Sticker Happy”.

At para sa mga naghahanap kung nasaan na ang piano ngayon, ibinalik siya sa 70’s Bistro (46 Anonas Street Project 2 , Quezon City).

Photo courtesy of Sir Chris Linag. For additional information, please read the article by Aldus Santos here.

Thank you Eraserheads for being a part of our childhood. Thank you for being the soundtrack of our growing up. Thank you for the good music. Thank you for being our heroes. Thank you for the memories.

Maraming salamat Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Marcus Adoro, at Buddy Zabala! The Eraserheads will never be erased from our heads. That is influence at its finest.

Source: juanrepublic

Ultraelectromagnetic Lotto

Maaga akong tumaya ng Lotto kaninang umaga sa pag-aakalang kakaunti pa ang nakapila. Pero nagkamali ako. Iyong tatlong Lotto outlet dito sa may Junction – Crossing, Sakto, at Olivarez Plaza, ay kinabog pa ang pila sa pelikula ni Bossing Vic Sotto. Box office kung box office.

Pinili kong sa Olivarez Plaza tumaya para kahit matagal na naghihintay sa mahabang pila, de-aircon naman kaya’t medyo komportable.

Pumunta ako sa may window para kumuha ng blangkong card. Wala sa may bintana. Nakatago pala sa loob at limited lang ang inilalabas na card. May shortage siguro ng supply sa dami ng tumataya. Ang sistema pa, kapag dalawang box lang ang tatayaan, isusulat na lang sa kapirasong papel at bahala na ang nag-o-operate ng makina na i-punch ang mga napiling numero.

Dahil nagpataya ang pinsan ko ng anim na box, bukod pa yung sa akin na recycled na card, dalawang card ang kinuha ko. Hindi ako nag-aalaga ng numero. Tinatamad lang talaga akong mag-fill-up ng bagong box. Random naman kasi ako kapag tumataya sa Lotto. Basta’t kapag namarkahan ko na yung numero ng kaarawan ko, titingala na lang ako sa langit, o titingin sa paligid, at bahala na yung natitirang limang numero.

Matapos kong fill-up-an ang mga card, agad akong pumila sa dulo. At dahil alam kong matagal-tagal pa ang ipaghihintay ko, gumawa ako ng paraan para libangin ang aking sarili.

Medyo makapal ang mukha ko at hindi naman sa pagyayabang, ay malakas din ang charm sa mga bata at matatanda. Dala na rin siguro iyon ng ilang taon kong exposure sa mga tao at pakikipamuhay sa iba’t-ibang komunidad noong ako’y nag-aaral pa.

May kasunod ako sa pila na isang matandang lalaki na sa tingin ko ay game naman sa isang mahaba-habang kuwentuhan. Sa tantya ko ay mga nasa 60 o 70 taong gulang na siya. Agad akong nag-initiate kung paano sisimulan ang kuwento.

Tinanong ko siya kung paano at saan niya gagastusin ang kanyang mapapanalunan kung saka-sakali. Sinabi niya sa akin na ipang-ne-negosyo daw niya at para sa pag-aaral ng kanyang mga apo. Pabiro pa nga niyang sinabi sa akin na kaya pang mag-develop ng isang Probinsya ang jackpot sa Lotto.

Napangiti ako at sa loob-loob ko, malamang ay may balak tumakbong Gobernador si Lolo sa susunod na halalan at talunin si Governor Jorge Estregan kung sakaling siya ang mananalo. Siya naman ang nagtanong sa akin kung saan ko gagastusin ang premyo kung sakaling ako ang mananalo.

“Bibilhin ko na po yung kompanyang pinagta-trabahuhan ko Tatay..”, ang pabiro kong sabi.

Tumawa si Lolo. At sinabi niyang no match pa rin daw ang mapapanalunan namin sa Lotto sa napanalunan ni Manny Pacquiao sa nakaraang niyang laban. At alam niyo na siguro kung saan nauwi ang aming usapan. Para kaming sina Ronnie Nathanielsz at Chino Trinidad na nagpalitang ng kuro-kuro sa boxing. Ayos! Instant boxing analysts sa pila sa Lotto.

Sa sarap ng aming kuwentuhan, hindi namin namalayan na malapit na pala kami ni Lolo sa may window. Pareho kaming napatingin sa mga resulta na nakapaskil sa may bintana. Kakaunti ang nananalo sa 6/55 dahil mas mababa ang probability ng mga mananalo dahil mas madami ang numero.

Tinanong ako ni Lolo kung pwede pa daw bang dumami pa sa 55 ang magiging Lotto sa hinaharap. Sabi ko ay may posibilidad para mas madami ang tumaya dahil mas magiging malaki ang jackpot. Tinanong niya ako kung ano ba ang puwedeng tawag sa Lotto na iyon. Meron na kasing MEGA, SUPER, at GRAND.

Ngumiti ako kay Lolo at sinabi kong “ULTRAELECTROMAGNETIC LOTTO” (Hayun! Pasok ang title!).

Tumawa si Lolo. Kilala din niya siguro ang Eraserheads.

Nakarating kami sa may window, isinalpak ang mga card sa machine, at kinuha ang ticket. Maya-maya pa, nagpaalam na din ako kay Lolo. Dumiretso sa aking suking Barbero sa may palengke (Oo, hindi ako fan ng mga de lecheng salon na mahal maningil. Ipangkakain o ipangkakape ko na lang ang matitipid ko doon.), si Kuya Nilo.

Pagkaupo ko sa upuan, ang bungad ko agad sa kanya ay “Tumaya ka na ba sa Lotto?”

At alam mo na siguro ang kasunod na kuwento.

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Maraming tumataya sa Lotto. Marami ang nagba-bakasakaling yumaman ng instant. Isa na ako doon. Wala namang masama. Ang mahalaga ay nagsisikap pa rin at hindi umaasa ng lubusan sa Lotto.

Ikaw? Tumaya ka na ba sa Lotto? Kung sakali mang ikaw ang manalo, huwag mong kakalimutang mamahagi ng balato. Padayon!

P.S. Nabola na ang Lotto kanina. 495 Million Pesos ang jackpot. As of writing, hindi ko pa alam kung may nanalo o wala. O baka naman isa ka na sa mga nanalo. Balato ha?

Source: juanrepublic

"10-10-10 on Print"
Tikman ang Langit (An Anthology on the Eraserheads) - Earlier this afternoon, we went to the seminary to visit my brother. After bragging my Eraserheads box set to my brother, I asked him to give me my copy of this book which I left in the seminary when I graduated last 2009. I’ll read this once again to feel the Eraserheads from an ordinary fan’s perspective.
PULP Magazine - If you have been following the Republic for quite some time now, then you must know that I am an avid collector of this magazine. I went to SM City Lipa to buy this one. Luckily, I was able to get this last copy at the supermarket (Why did they close Filbars?!). General Luna and Chicosci graced the cover of the latest issue (September) of PULP.
The Elements of Style (Strunk and White) - I already have an eBook of this one but I prefer to buy the real book because this one is more handy (I don’t have an eBook reader except for my 15-inch laptop) and I miss the wonders and smell of print. Every blogger, writer, students, and professionals should have this one so go and grab yourself a copy! 

"10-10-10 on Print"

  • Tikman ang Langit (An Anthology on the Eraserheads) - Earlier this afternoon, we went to the seminary to visit my brother. After bragging my Eraserheads box set to my brother, I asked him to give me my copy of this book which I left in the seminary when I graduated last 2009. I’ll read this once again to feel the Eraserheads from an ordinary fan’s perspective.
  • PULP Magazine - If you have been following the Republic for quite some time now, then you must know that I am an avid collector of this magazine. I went to SM City Lipa to buy this one. Luckily, I was able to get this last copy at the supermarket (Why did they close Filbars?!). General Luna and Chicosci graced the cover of the latest issue (September) of PULP.
  • The Elements of Style (Strunk and White) - I already have an eBook of this one but I prefer to buy the real book because this one is more handy (I don’t have an eBook reader except for my 15-inch laptop) and I miss the wonders and smell of print. Every blogger, writer, students, and professionals should have this one so go and grab yourself a copy! 

Source: juanrepublic

Ito ay para sa mga Masa!
Well, strictly speaking, hindi masyado dahil may kamahalan ang presyo ng Box Set ng Eraserheads pero sulit na rin para sa lahat ng kanilang album, a bonus DVD, book, and t-shirt. Ito na ang pinakahihintay ng karamihan sa mga fans ng Eraserheads.
Kaya excuse me muna mga kaibigan, magta-trabaho muna ako para maka-suweldo at lasapin ang ligaya sa alapaap. Buksan ang puso at isipan, paliparin ang kamapalayan. Handa ka na ba? Gusto mo bang sumama?

Ito ay para sa mga Masa!

Well, strictly speaking, hindi masyado dahil may kamahalan ang presyo ng Box Set ng Eraserheads pero sulit na rin para sa lahat ng kanilang album, a bonus DVD, book, and t-shirt. Ito na ang pinakahihintay ng karamihan sa mga fans ng Eraserheads.

Kaya excuse me muna mga kaibigan, magta-trabaho muna ako para maka-suweldo at lasapin ang ligaya sa alapaap. Buksan ang puso at isipan, paliparin ang kamapalayan. Handa ka na ba? Gusto mo bang sumama?

Drool-Worthy: The Heads Set (The Eraserheads Box Set)

Brace yourselves and your pockets! The time has come! The much-awaited release of the Eraserheads Box Set is almost here! I went gaga upon seeing the photos and this video. Thanks to the blogger/s who posted it.

So for you Eraserheads fan like me, this is eargasm at its finest!

Their copy is just a preview for some bloggers and the members of the Press. Hopefully, our moment to finally purchase this box set will soon come. For more drool-worthy and eargasmic photos, you can click here and here.


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