Revisiting Oh-Eight Goals

In my blog during the start of the year (well not exactly, it’s a day after the first day), I aimed to reach certain goals and I would like to check if I remained committed to those. It’s been 6 months since I last wrote that entry and my progress might or might not stick to my goals:

To wit:

  1. Reduce spending on camera gear. The figures alone sounds alarming yet I am happy with my gear.
  2. Save more! If #1 is followed, this will happen.
  3. Lose at least 30 pounds in the next 6 months.
  4. Go to at least 2 Philippine destinations that I haven’t visited before.

1. Unfortunately, I broke my goal the month after I wrote that. I spent something for an ultra-wide glass (Canon EF-S 10-22) which up to know I am still paying. 😦

2. Goes to show because of #1, I wasn’t able to save well, but I am saving something for the rainy days. What’s good is that I have alternative sources of income – call that parallel income. 🙂

3. I only lost 20 pounds. Not bad from a target goal of 30 pounds but I’ll try to do my best to reach that. I plan to include swimming in my regimen to get a toning workout for myself. 🙂

4. I went to Batanes last February and I’m off to Dos Palmas this last week of June. 🙂
And I wasn’t that bad at all. Goals, like what I’ve said are better than resolutions. Resolutions are rehashed “promises” that we ourselves tend to break. If we focus ourselves attaining to something specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound (SMART), things would have been lot easier and goals can be easily reached.

How about yours? Have you checked your goals/resolutions lately?


Ang Tamaan Ouch, Kaya Ingat!

Nakakatuwang isipin na sa mga nakaraang buwan nagpaka-tanga ako sa iisang tao na hindi marunong manukli ng atensyon. Simple na lang ang hinihingi ko hindi pa maibigay pero masaya na rin ako kahit papano e natauhan na ako. Kung hindi siguro hanggang ngayon e depressed pa rin ako. Nagkataon naman na may friend ako sa multiply na nagpost nito. Marami na rin palang versions ang akdang ito at kung ano pa man ang nais ng taong iyon, galing mo pre, natumbok mo! Bold and italicized texts are my emphasis. May ilan na abridged version pero itong ipopost ko ay yung full version (sa mga na-research ko sa Google, ito na yung pinakamahaba).

Nung iniwan mo ko, ikaw ang sinisi ko kung bakit ako lubos na nasaktan. Mahal kasi kita pero di mo ko maintindihan. Ngayon salamat, ha? Kasi kung di mo ko iniwan, hindi ko siya matatagpuan.

Yung ibang tao, naiinggit. Wala kasing nagmamahal sa kanila. Yung iba naman, tatanga-tanga! Minamahal na nga nang todo, binabalewala lang! Alam mo, swerte ka sana kaso tatanga-tanga lang!

Minsan na kong nagmahal, minsan na kong naloko. Minsan na nga lang, naagaw pa! Pero di bale! Mas bagay naman sila, eh. Isang basura, isang basurera. Perfect match, diba?

Sometimes you tend to be in despair when your loved one doesnt love you back. But dont worry, dont cry much. Just close your eyes and whisper, Mahal din ako nun. Pakipot lang.

When you ran, I chase you. You told me to stop following you. When I stopped, you got mad! Aminin mo na. In love ka rin sakin, no?

If you ever find someone better, funnier or nicer than me, go ahead, hindi kita pipigilan. Pero pag iniwan ka ng gagong yun, tingin ka lang sa likod mo. Nandun ako, nang-aasar sayo, Better than me pala, ha?

Lagi ka na lang may rason. Nakalimutan mong tumawag, nakalimutan mong magtext, nakalimutan mong magpaalam. Pero ingat ka, ha? Baka pag naalala mong mahal mo ko, nakalimutan na kita. (I can relate)

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Courting Status Code Definition (for guys)

This morning, I am researching for certain items for my project when I accidentally saw this. For web developers (like me), you might be quite familiar with certain HTTP status code definitions and this entry is quite hilarious. I guess the one who made this post is a Filipino as certain portions contain Filipino text. If you are the owner, hit me back so I can recognize your nice work.

Courting Status Code Definition

Each Status-Code is described below, including a description of which method(s) it can follow and any metainformation required in the response.

Informational 1xx

100 Continue

You SHOULD continue with its courtship. The interim response is to inform you that the initial courtship has been acknowledge and you are not yet rejected. You SHOULD continue the courtship. She MUST send a final response after the courtship has been completed (aka sasagutin ka dapat).

101 Switching Protocols

She understood and is willing to comply with you to change the way you talk to each other. She will switch her gestures according to your request.

The change in ways of talking and/or communicating with each other SHOULD only be done when it is advantageous to do so. ( I.E. If you are now close, nagsasabihan na kayo ng secrets, may trust na sa isa’t isa… madalas na ang date… )

Successful 2xx

200 OK

Courtship succeeded.

201 Created

Courtship has been fulfilled and resulted in a new resource being created (aka baby).

202 Accepted

Courtship has been accepted, but she will still think about it. The courtship might or might not eventually be acted upon, as it might be disallowed when thinking of other priorities (aka cads, family, financial) takes place.

203 Non-Authoritative Information

The returned response is not definitive (aka Malabo), but is gathered from a local or third-party (aka from others lang yung balita).

204 No Content

She received your request to court her but she did not return any gestures, and might want to return updated information.

205 Reset Content

She has fulfilled the part of the courtship and you SHOULD reset any parameters (aka how you should treat her… etc…) in your mind that caused the courtship. (In other words, most likely, magbabago ang mundo mo pag kayo na)

206 Partial Content

She has fulfilled a partial part of the courtship process.

Redirection 3xx

300 Multiple Choices

You are then faced with a dilemma of picking the right one for you. (aka, sino kaya sa kanila.)

301 Moved Permanently

She has changed to a new place, permanently. (Aka di mo na siya kapitbahay, kaschool… etc… permanently)

302 Found

You have found her again.

303 See Other

Instead of accepting your request to court her, she referred you to her friend.

304 Not Modified

She’s still the same all these years.

305 Use Proxy

She can only be dated with a chaperon

307 Temporary Redirect

While she’s gone, you are redirected to another girl (aka fling).

Client Error 4xx

400 Bad Request

Bad shot. Your courtship process could not be understood due to bad planning, lack of character, or just a jerk. You SHOULD NOT repeat the courtship request without modifications.

401 Unauthorized

Courtship needs authentication or go signal from the Parents.

402 Payment Required

Payments for dates, flowers, etc is required. Use less of KKB (kanya-kanyang bayad). May result to 400 if you do not comply.

403 Forbidden

She understood your request to court her, but is refusing to fulfill it. Authorization will not help and the request SHOULD NOT be repeated. (aka Strict talaga ang Parents).

404 Not Found

She can’t be found. You still don’t know if this is only temporary, or permanent.

405 Method Not Allowed

You are not allowed to do what you want to do.

406 Not Acceptable

Your request is not acceptable.

407 Proxy Authentication Required

Chaperon’s approval required

408 Request Timeout

You did not produce a move within the time she was prepared to wait.

409 Conflict

Courtship was not completed due to a conflict with the current state in her life (aka. Acads, family, financial)

410 Gone

The same as 404. This is expected to be considered permanent.

411 Length Required

She refuses to accept the request without a defined plan of action.

412 Precondition Failed

You failed to surpass her standards/conditions.

413 Request Entity Too Large

Your dreams and aspirations for her are too large for her. She thinks she is not deserving to be your girlfriend.

414 Request-URI Too Long

Your courtship request is too long than she is willing to wait.

415 Unsupported Media Type

She can’t understand your language or way of showing your love to her.

416 Requested Range Not Satisfiable

She is not satisfied with your courtship range of capabilities and possibilities.

417 Expectation Failed

She did not fulfilled your expectations of her.

Server Error 5xx

500 Internal Server Error

She encountered an unexpected condition which prevented her from fulfilling your request to be her boyfriend.

501 Not Implemented

She does not have the necessary resources to fulfill your request (aka. Time).

502 Bad Gateway

Bad bridge. Most likely a sniffer. (aka manunulot)

503 Service Unavailable

Same as 501, but this time, she is just unavailable.

504 Gateway Timeout

The bridge asks you for a rest. He has been sending all your letters and gifts every time and asks for a timeout.

505 HTTP Version Not Supported

She does not your support your request to change type of language. (see 101)

Well, girls perhaps can use this as well, just change “she” references to “he” references.

You Pushed Me Away


/emo. “shelved”

You Pushed Me Away

You pushed me away
That’s all I can say
Thanks for the pain that I shouldn’t endure
For the love I’m expecting yet so unsure

It took me time for my heart to rest
And find solutions that would fit best
To forget that I have loved someone like you
And that someone left me sad and blue

But now that I have perfectly moved on
I think I’m better off alone
It’s funny to look back the way things were
And stupid I am longing for your care

Just when I thought love was to stay
You pushed me away
Sad to see how much love was lost
Without knowing you’re the one I loved the most

May Tama Si Popoy

Sa di malaman na kadahilanan, napanood ako muli ng “One More Chance” sa DVD kahapon. Lubhang malakas ang linya na ito at tumatak sa aking isipan:

“Kung nakaya ko, kaya mo rin… naaalala mo nung ako nanjan? Eh di ba ikaw pa nagsabi sakin na baka kaya tayo iniiwan ng mga taong mahal natin kasi baka merong bagong darating na mas okay, na mas mamahalin tayo. Yung taong di tayo sasaktan at papaasahin, yung nagiisang tao na magtatama ng mali sa buhay natin… ng lahat ng mali sa buhay natin.” ~ Popoy (One More Chance)

Hindi po tayo bitter, better na tayo ngayon! Mayroon kayang Basha na magsasabi ng ganito sa akin:

“Kasi nasasaktan ako kahit di ako dapat nasasaktan…Sana kaya kong sabihin na ‘masaya ako para sa iyo…para sa iyo…” -Basya

Gusto mo talagang malaman problema ko? nasasaktan ako..kahet alam kong wala na kong karapatan..dahil naisip kong ako naman ang may gusto nito..pero hanggang ngayon umaasa pa rin ako.. na sana ako pa rin.. sana ako na lang.. sana ako na lang ulit…..”Basha

Marahil wala na. Dahil tulad ng sabi ni Popoy,

You had me at my best, she loved me at my worst. And you chose to break my heart.”

Tama nga ako. I have moved on na. May silbi ang heartache leave.  🙂

I’m on Heartache Leave


I will be on heartache leave (aka vacation leave in work context) starting tomorrow and I will be off to some place to have my broken heart healed (apmf!). Perhaps, there will be no SMS, no e-mail, no internet on the place where I will find respite. Rest assured, I’m coming back when I have finally cleared or have my heart lessens the pain.

The Bucket List


Last Saturday, I had the opportunity of watching again a movie after all the stress of daily life and work. I heard that “The Bucket List” is a good movie to watch and so I have decided to buy a ticket in the afternoon schedule – just enough time for me to eat lunch after my workout. Besides, Julia Fordham would be performing in TriNoma so perhaps, it is the best schedule to watch.

In a nutshell, the movie is titled “The Bucket List” as started by Carter (Morgan Freeman) or things to do before “he kicks the bucket” aka pass away. As both characters are diagnosed to have less than a year to live, they have decided to do things they’ve never done before as stated in “the bucket list”. You can read the movie’s synopsis here.

The most touching thing Cole (Jack Nicholson) performed from the list is the one written as “kiss the most beautiful girl in the world” which is no other than his grand daughter from her only daughter she haven’t seen for a long time.

The movie tells so much about living life and appreciating it. I suggest having this movie watched with a friend, not necessarily your significant other but someone whom you can trust. Honestly, I got teary-eyed watching this movie and I won’t fail to recommend this movie. As of this posting, Metro Manila theaters are still showing this movie.

Just because I told you my story doesn’t mean you’re a part of it.

Sad but true.