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Friday, May 29, 2009

I'm A Reliable Realist

This is my personality according to Ipersonic (Yodz Insigne)

Reliable Realists are down-to-earth and responsible-minded. They are precise, reserved and demanding. Their most prominent quality is reliability and they will always make every effort to keep any promise given. Reliable Realists are more quiet and serious persons, they do not talk a lot but they are good listeners. They sometimes seem reserved and distant to outsiders although they often have a great deal of wit and esprit. Their strong points are thoroughness, a marked sense of justice, doggedness bordering on pigheadedness and a pragmatic, vigorous and purposeful manner. Reliable Realists do not dither about if something has to be done. They do what is necessary without wasting words.

This personality type not only expects a lot of himself but also of others. Once Reliable Realists have set their mind on something, it is difficult to persuade them otherwise. They do not like to leave anything to chance. Planning means safety to Reliable Realists, as well as order and discipline. They have no problem respecting authorities and hierarchies but do not like to delegate tasks. They are certain that others would not deal with them as conscientiously as they do. In management positions, they are very task-oriented - they make sure that things are well done; however, they do not have a great deal of interest in personal contacts at work.

In relationships too, Reliable Realists are reliability itself. As partners, they are faithful and consistent, well-balanced and sensible. Security and stability are very important to them. They have little time for extravagances and flightiness. Whoever has them as friend or partner can rely on them for a lifetime. However, it takes quite a while for Reliable Realists to enter into a relationship or friendship. They have little need for social contacts; they therefore take great care when choosing partners and friends and limit themselves to a small but exclusive circle which meets their high demands. They tend to show their closeness to people who are important to them by deeds - their partner should rather not expect romantic declarations of love.

As a Reliable Realist you belong to the introverted personality types. You don’t appreciate too much commotion around you preferring to work relatively independently of others. You need to give yourself plenty of time to work in peace and deal with your projects thoroughly and intensely. Your ability to concentrate is exceptionally high and if you are interested in something you can truly immerse yourself forgetting everything around you. Very strongly team-oriented professional fields, or employment where your concentration is continuously disturbed, or your work is disrupted, are not really for you. It is just too important to you to complete your projects really well.

One or two colleagues who are on your wavelength or possibly a small group of like-minded colleagues are the most you need. Too many people are stressful to you because the emotionality and irrationality that comes with interpersonal relationships tends to disturb you. You are reserved when revealing yourself, and often have the effect of being aloof.

Sometimes, and although it may not be your intention, you even convey the impression of being dismissive to the people around you. The continuous locker room and water cooler banter enervate you more than anything else. For you, work is work, and you feel that private matters don’t really belong there. When you choose your profession, watch out that you are not made to adjust to and interact with others around the clock.

You are not characterized in your type description as “reliable” for nothing! It describes you as a person as well as a partner. Stability, reliability, fidelity, and security are those traits you expect from your love relationship (and which you contribute to a rich measure). If you have promised something to somebody, your word is your bond, come what may. You are one of the most honest personality types and one of the most predictable ones (in a positive sense!).

With you, one always knows that you mean what you say, and that you will stick with it, regardless what happens. If one can justifiably describe a type as the tower of strength for his/her partner, then it’s you. Intrigues, cunning, sneakiness, or even lack of openness are just as foreign to you in your love relationship as in the rest of your life. Since you are very much aware that your expectations of your partner cannot be met by just anybody, you can procrastinate for quite some time until you decide on someone, and not get involved head over heels with a love relationship even then. For that, you are too careful, and deal with your own feelings - and the ones of others - with too much respect.

You are the most conservative of all types, and feel bound by traditional values and institutions. For you, that also includes marriage and beginning a family. Temporary affairs are not for you, and you don’t know flightiness and inconsistency. You can’t imagine just flirting. In the long run, you would not be happy in a relationship without a commitment. You assume a great responsibility if you engage in a relationship for life and you tend to see yourself as the provider in the relationship. Material security is very important to you, and in order to offer it to your partner and your family, you work hard and often. It is very possible that you are most comfortable in a relationship with the “traditional” role allocation.

From : Ipersonic

The Dangers of Blogging

I personally believe that blogging fills a need and it definitely opened a few windows to my personal life. The details I shared in my blog posts are always available to my friends and to all online strangers, thus giving me risks that I should not ignore.

Because of blogging something bad happened to my friend James ***details deleted***

This incident makes me realize the dangers of my online blogs and consider a few precautions, which I wanted to share here:
  • I should not post blogs that will attract unwanted attention – like racist comments, unverified information, gossips and hate-blogposts and defamation.
  • If I don’t want something read, I should not post it.
  • Sordid details about my late night gigs will definitely not help me.
  • I should not post too many personal details or personal info of my friends or family.
  • I must treat every blogger the way I want to be treated.
May you all have happy and SAFE blogging!
Happy weekend!

The Important Things in Life

A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, about 2 inches in diameter.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.
The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He then asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”

“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your lif

The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children - things that if every
thing else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter - like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else.

The small stuff.”
“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued “there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things
that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities.

The rest is just sand.”

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Schadenfreude : Behind Hayden's Camera

Ok ok ok, since everybody has something to say with this highly publicized Katrina Halili – Dr. Hayden Kho – Maricar Reyes scandal, here’s mine.

According to Psychology Today, Dec. 2008 issue – “We are eager to believe bad things about the people we envy.” – Yes, the people we envy.

“Ah what? I don’t fucking envy them!” you will say. But according to the book “Of Love and Lust - On the Psychoanalysis of Romantic and Sexual Emotions by Theodor Reik, there is a theory called “unconscious envy.”

When we watched the scandal, we can be enthusiastic about how good they do it or how sexy they are and in our daydreams passionately wish to experience it or to have some of their characteristics or their life status. Nevertheless, we would not wish to be like Hayden Kho or Katrina or Maricar because we believe that what they did was immoral or incorrect – which is usually subjective. We would not wish to exchange our reputation for their tragic case. That is I guess, is called unconscious envy.

Aside from the presence of the angry moralists like the honorable Actor-Senator Bong Revilla, this is the other reason why Dr. Hayden, Katrina et. al., are the most ill judged personalities in the Philippines today, aside of course, from Pres. Gloria Arroyo.

But of course the real reason why they are the talk of the town now is because their tragedy is our entertainment.

And also because we sometimes have Schadenfreude (the pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others).

Is Dr. Hayden wrong and Katrina the real victim? I don’t fucking care! It’s their life.

But here is my confession: I unconsciously fantasized Maricar Reyes. I didn’t see her video as a scandal but an art. A real Kama-Sutra artist. Hmmm… cold water please!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Swine Flu: Ang Pakikibaka ng mga Baboy at wala lang.

Kawawa naman daw ang mga baboy, kaya ang swine flu pinalitan ng H1N1 sa Ingles,
sa kastila Huno Nuno,
sa Tagalog - Hisa Nisa.
Hmm, wala lang. He he he

Pero napag alaman na (daw) kung sino talaga ang salarin at nagkalat sa tao ng virus na ito, walang iba kundi ang batang ito.

Sa Pilipinas wala pa daw
ang virus na ito, pero papalapit na ng papalapit, kaya ang mga taga Divisoria nag-sisimula ng mag design ng mga masks. Hmm, mukhang kikita ang business na to a.

Pero wag naman sana magka Hisa Nisa dito. Kakatakot kaya yun. Naisip ko, baka naghihiganti ang mga baboy kasi laging nakakaladkad ang pangalan nila tuwing may mga scandal ang mga tao tulad ng ka-Babuyan ni Dr. Hayden at Katrina, Ethel Booba at Alex Crisano at kung sino-sino pa. Napakarami na. Uso din kasi yun.

Pero dahil walang magawa ang mga baboy, napagbalingan nila ang mga baka.

Sabi ng baboy sa baka, “Bakit ikaw di nila sinisisi, samantalang pag namatay ako, ang dami kong naibibigay sa mga tao – bacon, sausage, ham at kung ano ano pa!!

ero di nila kami na-aapreciate, samantalang ikaw! Gatas lang ang binibigay mo, pero mas appreciated ka nila!?”

Ang sabi naman ng baka sa baboy, “Nagbibigay ako sa kanila ng gatas habang buhay pa ko.

Alam ng mga tao na generous ako sa kanila kasi naibabahagi ko ang kung anong meron a
ko habang buhay pa ako.”

antalang ikaw, nagbibigay ka lang ng bacon, sausage at kung ano ano pa pag patay ka na o kaya pag litson ka na!”

“Kung meron kang maibibigay habang buhay ka pa, mas ma-aapreciate ka. Hindi dapat palaging iniisip ang future. Mas importante pa rin palagi ang present.”

At biglang lumuha ang kawawang baboy. Sa kabila ng Dr. Haden-Katrina Scandal, Swine Flu at Economic recession, ito lang ang masasabi ko -

mag share ng blessing habang buhay ka pa.
He he he.

Yun lang
Bow. Kalabaw.

Pa-fall ka rin ba?

PA-FALL : isang taong mahilig magpakita ng motibo, kunwari concern, minsan maharot at mapapagkamalan mong mahal ka o may gusto sa yo. Sa text, laging send ng send ng kilig-qoutes, gudnyt, miss u at muaaaahhh kahit di naman boyfriend or girlfriend. Pag magkasama, laging concern kung kumain ka na, kung pagod ka o kung may problema ka. Lagi kang papasayahin, at laging nandyan pag gusto mo ng kausap.

Ito yung mga taong mapipilitan kang ma-inlove. Kung loyal ka di mo papatulan, kung bored ka o sadyang malibog ka, pwede na rin. Pero in the end, ma re-realize mong sadyang ganun pala sila. Pag nag-propose ka na or nagparamdam sa taong pa-fall, na akala mong mahal ka rin, di ka papansinin, at basted ka. Iiwan kang luhaan, naglalaway at umaasa.

Tanong pa niya sa’yo “Bakit? E friend lang talaga ang turing ko sayo,” matapos kang landiin.

Minsan, ang mga pa-fall e pumapatol din. Makikipag relasyon tapos biglang wala na ulit. Yun yung mga bad na pa-fall, he he he.

Meron namang pa-fall pero di nila alam na pa-fall sila. Yung mga sadyang mabait o talagang manhid at insensitive lang talaga.

Meron naman tinatawag na Assumerong Pa-fall : mga taong nag a-assume na may gusto ang ibang tao sa kanila saka magpapakita ng motibo at lalandi rin.

Nasa paligid lang ang mga pa-fall, kasama na ko dun, he he he.

Ito lang ang maipapayo ko. NEVER FALL IN LOVE sa mga taong PA-FALL.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Just munch your toxic days!

During high school & elementary days, we are forbidden to take in any food or drinks during class or it is not encouraged to eat while studying. But, I came across this learning theory called intake learning in a Manila Bulletin article last May 14 by Henry S. Tenedero entitled “The Stomach – Brain Connection.” He said that intake learners are those who learns best while munching something or doing some mix of eating and learning.

Well, this is not my learning preference during my school days – maybe because it is forbidden, but now, at work, I noticed that I usually get the job done when I have some picka-picka at my computer desk. I easily got tired and usually lose focus during long hours of continuos concentration over some task.

Some do their tasks while listening to their favorite music. In my case, I usually have some peanuts, banana and a cup of coffee to survive a toxic day – which usually falls on Mondays.

Whew! I really hate Mondays - always so toxic. It’s a good thing I can just munch, munch, and munch it away.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Abyss Ghosts

I felt nothing had changed over the past years, and I, the warrior, takes another wrong step and dives once again into the abyss. Ghosts provoke me, loneliness torments me and lost my gripped over discipline. I once again, entered the sick cycle carousel.

Now that I am more aware of my acts, I did not think this would happen.

But it did.

Shrouded by darkness, I talk to my master.

“Master, I fell again into the abyss,” I said. “The waters are deep and dark.”

“Remember something," responds my master. “What drowns is not the dive, but the fact of staying under water “.

I realized that as a warrior, I have to use my remaining strength to get out of the situation I’m in.

Photo credit: Acrylic on board by William T. Ayton

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bakit Masarap Ang Bawal?

E bakit nga ba? Tsaka pano ba nagiging bawal?

Sa tingin ko ang pagiging bawal ng isang bagay ay depende sa kultura, pananaw, breeding, personal na kaartehan at kung ano-ano pa. In short, depende sa utak mo na kadalasang dumedepende sa utak ng karahiman. Maaring bawal kang kumain ng matataba, hindi pwedeng mag boyfrend o girlfrend hanggat hindi tapos ng college, bawal manigarilyo, bawal kumain ng matatamis, bawal makipag-sex, bawal magmura, bawal makipag landian sa iba at kung ano-ano pang mga bawal na kadalasan eh siya mo namang ginagawa.

Ang mga pinoy, pati na siguro ibang kultura e mahilig talaga sa bawal. Maglakad ka lang sa kalsada e marami ka nang makikitang example. Dati ang signboard sa kalsada, nakalagay “No Jaywalking.” Yung mga tao hala sige, tawid pa ng tawid, di raw kasi masyadong maintindihan kasi Ingles. E di binago nila nakalagay na “Bawala Tumawid.” Pero ang mga lintik, tawiran pa rin ng tawiran kahit na may overpass.

Eh di binago ulit nila, ginawang “Walang Tawiran, Nakamamatay” para daw siguro kabahan ng konti. Nampucha! May mga tumatawid pa rin! Unang-una, wala na nga raw tawiran, pero hala sige… tapos nakamamatay daw, pero aba may tumatawid pa rin. O di ba ganun talaga katindi at kasarap ang bawal. (Gawain ko rin to eh, he hehe)

Eto pa, pag ang nakalagay sa pader e simpleng “Bawal Umihi” lang, naku asahan mo umaalingasaw pa rin sa area na yun, kaya ang ginagawa ng iba may twist, pananakot, puno ng galit at sumpa ang mga signboard nila.

Merong may nakalay na multa, meron nananakot at kung ano ano pang gimmick.

Pero wala pa rin, basta walang bantay, kilig-to-the-bones pa rin sa pag-ihi.

Sa relasyon naman, madalas mas mahal pa yung kerida kesa sa tunay na asawa, kasi nga siguro may “excitement” yung doon sa kerida o kabit. O kaya masa madalas ka-txt ang syota ng iba kesa sa sariling boyfrend o girlfrend tapos kunwari pinapalitan ang pangalan sa cell phone para di mahuli. Sa pagkain naman, talagang kung ano yung bawal, dun naman takam na takam, tapos kunwari tikim lang daw eh gaano ba karami yung tikim? Di ba isang kutsarita lang yun?

Sa internet, kaya napakabilis kumalat ng virus, worms, malwares at kung ano-ano pa, kasi sinabi na ngang “Do not Click, contains malicious code” e siya namang lalong i-c-click. Pasaway talaga.

E di ba nga, sa libro ng Genesis nung si Adan at si Eba e naninirahan dun sa garden of Eden, pwede nilang kainin kahit anong prutas maliban lang sa isa, pero yun pa rin ang kinain. Sabi nga, the “forbidden fruit” is always sweeter. Motto ng mga two-timer, he he.

Kadalasang palusot dyan e,

“If others can, why can’t I?” o di ba, pang Miss beauty pageant

of kaya, “Why not?” sabi ng mga pa-sosyal na mukhang siyeeet na malagkit.

Sa tingin ko, hindi natin ginagawa ang mga bawal na to dahil talagang gusto nating mag break ng mga rules kundi dahil likas na siguro satin ang mag explore at yung desire natin to know more o di kaya naman e dahil sa talagang gusto nating yung mga bagay na exciting.

Basta, hindi ko pa rin maintindihan kung bakit MASARAP ANG BAWAL.

Ikaw baka alam mo, share mo naman.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mga Walang Kwentang Tips ni Yodz : How to Enjoy Bora

Boracay Philippines - May 1-3, 2009 Company Outing Eastgategroup of Companies

Mayo Uno – nung student activist pa ko during my college days, importante ang date na to samin kasi sa araw na ito nagaganap ang malawakang rally – pakikipaglaban sa kung ano-anong isyu pulitikal. Pero ngayong working na ko, ang Mayo Uno ang araw upang mag outing, uminom ng alak at mag-trip. Last May 1, sa Bora ulit ang outing namin, di na masyado exciting kasi nga pang 3rd time na. Ganun pa rin ang Bora, crowded, perfect ang nighlife at ang sarap mag swimming – hindi dahil sa tubig at white sand kundi dahil sa mga nagkalat na Bora babes, he he. Ok yung trip namin kasi almost all expenses paid. Sa mga nagbabalak mag barkada trip sa Bora heto ang ilang mga tips at kung ano-ano pa na mga dapat tandaan:

1. Wear shades – Kahit hindi ka manyak mapapatulala ka sa mga makakasalubong mo na naka two-piece, mapuputing singit at mga naglalakihang boobs. E siyempre sobrang rude mo pag tumitig ka sa kanila and magmumukha ka talagang uhaw na uhaw sa laman – so ang solusyon: always wear shades, para di halata kung saan ka nakatitig.

2. Avoid Burning Sensation – Wag mong tatangkain na lakarin ang Station 1 hanggang Station 3 na basa ang damit, brief or panty kasi malamang magkakaroon ka ng tinatawag namin na “burning sensation.” (Ang term na ito ay na imbento namin ng mga ka-officemate ko dahil sa di maipaliwanag na pakiramdam kapag nagkaroon ka nito.

BURNING SENSATION : mahapding pakiramdam sa singit dulot ng mahabang paglalakad na suot ang basang panty or brief. Sa sobrang layo ng paglalakad ang mga singit ay nagagasgas at namumula.

SOLUSYON (daw) : pa-Dilaan ang singit sa boyfriend or girlfriend. Kung walang ka-relasyon, kahit kanino na lang. He he he

3. Spend Wisely : Siyempre mawawala ba naman ang pasalubong shopping. Para sa mga totoong sosyal sa D’Mall or mga shops sa Station 1 sila namimili, pero para sa mga tight ang budget yung Talipapa sa station 3 and 2 ang best place for pasalubong shopping.

4. Be yourself : Sa Boracay walang pakialaman, kahit baboy-baboy ang katawan mo o mukha kang tuyot na kawayan pwede ka mag bikini or trunks. Walang makikialam sayo. Meron nga dun Koreana nag s-swimming naka long sleeves at may naka-rain coat, may rumarampa na naka office attire at kung ano ano pa, so kung saan ka kumportable dun ka wag lang out-of-this-world na costume kasi baka mapagkamalan ka na mascot.

5. Be camera ready (always) : Siyempre palaging kasama ang kodakan pag barkada trip, so dapat lagi kang poise, at ready anytime sa mga pictures dahil kung hindi ikaw mismo ma-s-shock sa mukha mo or parts ng katawan mo pag na upload na ang pictures. Yun bang mga shots na kahit ikaw masusuka sa sarili mo or magdududa ka kung ikaw yun? Lalaitin ka ng mga barkada mo pagtatawanan at aalipustain pati ng ng buong mundo kung ma-upload na yun sa internet. Nangyayari to madalas kung trip mong matulog sa biyahe, balahura pag lasing at maharot na maharot.

6. Be Careful with Henna Tattoo Trip : Uso sa Bora ang may Henna tattoo. Kahit saan mo gusto ilagay pwede – sa legs, paa, braso likod, pwet or singit, o kung gusto mo whole body pa o kaya kung feeling mo sobrang pangit mo, whole face na lang pwede yun. Pero dapat wag kang maharot na maharot habang di pa tuyo yung henna, kasi kakalat yun at magmumukhang puro patay na libag ang katawan mo. Mahirap siya tanggalin and dumidikit sa bedsheet lalo na kung white. So para di ka magmukhang di naliligo be careful.

7. Prepare your itinerary : Dapat pag first time sa Bora may itinerary ka para sulit at walang ma-miss. Marami pwede gawin : island hopping, banana-boat ride & other water sports, visiting famous food shops katulad ng Jonah’s Milkshakes at walang katapusang beach walk at pasalubong shopping. So dapat talaga naka plan pati schedule kung kelan dapat malasing.

8. Set a barkada bonding and kulitan moment : Siyempre kelangan may barkada moments di lang puro gala. Pwedeng harutan or practical jokes, Sample: magdala ng empty polvoron wrappers at ibalot dun ang fine white sand ng Bora then ipamigay sa barkada. (mukha kasing polvoron yung sand dun.) o kaya take a picture of your barkada habang naliligo sa shower or tumatae, o kaya i-video or i-record ang mga barkada revelation moments. Maganda to pag lasing na lahat. Yung tawag namin sa moment na to e “Sofa Session” or “Rhum Cola Party.” Para dun sa walang idea kung ano to, basta samin n lang yun - hik hik hik

9. Pack (este) Fuck Lightly : Siyempre number one rule na yung pack lightly para di mahirap magbiyahe at di ka magmukhang biyahero nag b-buy & sell (Note: iba ang look ng biyahero sa turista). Pero dapat “Fuck Lightly” ibig sabihin kung meron kang kasamang FuBu (Fucking Buddy) dapat discreet lang. Di dapat masyadong malakas ang ungol kasi baka mainggit yung mga taga kabilang kuwarto. He he.

10. Make your trip memorable: E pano nga ba magiging memorable? Pwedeng sa trip mo na to i-break ang syota mo, dito mo sagutin ang nanliligaw sayo o kahit yung di nanliligaw, dito mo isuko ang yong virginity at marami pang iba. Siyempre bahala ka na, buhay mo yan

P.S. Di mo talaga kelangan ang mga tips na to. Malaki ka na at nasa tamang pag-iisip. Ginawa ko lang to kasi wala akong maisip na blogpost para sa Bora Trip namin. Pero kung naaliw ka or may napulot na aral o kung gusto mo gawin yung mga suggestions ko e di sige, go ahead.

Heto nga pala yung mga pictures namin.

Just landed

The BIKINI SNIPERS, bang! bang! bang!
Banana Boat Ride. Cool! Pasalubong Shopping at Biscocho Haus - Iloilo City
Wish you were there "DEAR", he he he... Miss you.


About the Blogger

Yodi Insigne
Yodi Insigne is one of those delusional sorts who imagines himself a useful contributor to the greater blogosphere (Well, that's what he's trying to accomplish).

He started blogging for three reasons:

1. He always felt he has something important to say,
2. Books can make him cry, and cliff jumping can make him high,
3. He want to sleep at night.

He is a self-certified bookworm, travel junkie, shutterbug, movie freak, Mangyan hiker who sleeps a lot and think a lot. He got a little vice, which is black coffee and cashew nuts. He got colorblindness on yellow and green - and he freaking loves it!

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