Bored and Idle

It’s been a while since I last created an entry. I was down in the past two weeks, actually. Too many heartaches. Ginebra got eliminated, Pacquiao lost, plus I had some personal problems I needed to attend to. It’s a good thing our beauty queen Janine Tugonon got crowned 1st runner-up in the recently held Ms. Universe – the host country got it, Miss USA. LOL! I’m not bitter about it, I know our representative kicked their ass. Brains, baby!

I also attended my baby Jehrameel Domingo’s 18th birthday celebration at Aberdeen Court in Quezon City. Jam, as I often call her, is now a young lady. I met her Mom, finally. They’re a nice bunch of people.

Things at work is doing pretty well, though. I am on an UpSkill Training for two weeks, so, it’s kind of laid back, nothing much to do. We have a lot of idle time. I will pass this one and move on to the next level.

Three days from Christmas and tada, I haven’t completed my to-buy list yet. Hopefully tomorrow. Or the day before the big day. This Christmas by the way is going to be really special to me and I am looking forward to it.

Mangki at Ginebra

We’ve been together for more than eight years now and I can say that our feelings toward each other didn’t change a bit. Sa dinami-dami ng pinagkakasunduan namin, ng mga bagay na pinagsasaluhan, may isang bagay na itinuturing naming special. Kapwa kami Ginebra fans. Sa gaya kong die-hard at solid Ginebra, mahalaga sakin na yung partner ko, kasundo ko sa koponang sinusuportahan ko. Early part of our dating stage, I asked him if he’s a PBA fan. I was nervous then ‘coz his answer might change the way I feel toward him. “Baka mabawasan ang kilig..” “Baka magkabwisitan kami nito sa kalaunan pag di ‘to Ginebra..” “Baka Purefoods fan ‘to.. *!.”@;:#(?” Oo daw, nanunuod sya PBA. So ako naman, tanong ko which team. He asked me back. I said proudly, “Ginebra.” Nung sumagot syang Ginebra rin sya, tambling! Pasok sa banga! Mamahalin ko ‘tong taong ‘to, solb na ako Lord, thank you!

Mahalaga sakin na Ginebra fan din ang partner ko. Hindi puro harutan-dyowa lang. Hindi dyan iikot ang buhay nyo bilang magkasintahan at bilang magkaibang indibidwal. Lalong nagiging special sakin si Mangki dahil sa tuwing may Ginebra game, hindi problema ang panunuod ng live, o kahit sa tv set lang. We cheer together, we laugh together. Pag panalo ang Ginebra, celebration. Pag talo, taga-abot ko sya ng baso ng tubig para aluin ako sa pagkabigo. Mahalaga sakin yung wala akong tinatanggap na pang-aalaska. Ipagpapalit ko ang dyowa sa Ginebra. Pero ang Ginebra, di ko kayang isantabi. Para sakin, wala na akong mahihiling pa. Sa ngayon, hindi ko sila pareho kayang i-give up. Mahal ko pareho at mahalagang bahagi ng buhay ko. ❤

Rollercoaster Weekend

I didn’t know my weekend would be like this. I’ve been broken-hearted thrice this Saturday and Sunday. First, my favorite amateur basketball team, White Arsenals of Pinoy Exchange League bowed to 1st runner-up after failing to beat the Titans. This is really heartbreaking as this has been the scenario for four years straight, my team always ended up being THE runner-up. Second, our Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao failed to snatch a win against Juan Manuel Marquez when he was knocked down at the sixth round of their fourth match. And lastly, my Ginebra team lost to Talk n Text in a non-bearing game at the Mall of Asia Arena. A sad and disappointing way to end my weekend. Despite all these though, I am blessed to have family and friends I was able to spend time with to somewhat balance everything. Blessing and ribbon-cutting of Little Rob’s Cake Haus, bonding w/ Cazzie and Rob and Marie’s family, dinner w/ White Arsenals, Thalia’s non-stop chat, and that early dinner w/ Ginebra friends, Jamships’ Annual Date. I hope that things will get better and that I will be able to pick up the pieces sooner than I expect it to be. -T

Thankful Thania

The year 2012 is almost over. One moment we’re celebrating our first kick of the year, now we’re giving thanks for a year full of blessings. Yes, what greater gratitude I can say but loads of thank you to our dear Lord. I, myself, is a witness and beneficiary of His grace. I have listed just a few of the things I am most thankful of.

1. Palawan vacation in the company of Mangki, his mom and his sister. El Nido is one place one should go to before you die.
2. Job opportunity w/ Telus. I stayed there for barely six months but didn’t do anything stressful. I played Zynga for months. Yes, Farmville, Cityville, you know the rest.
3. Tees By T was born. Yes, our small business – Customized Graphic Shirt and Printing Services.
4. Papa is home. He is home and healthy. Thank you Lord.
5. New career w/ Sutherland. Yes, new job w/ higher salary and better compensation package. The job description wasn’t that difficult as I have understood at the beginning. In fact, I am enjoying it now.
6. I got new books! For you, reading this, who knows me so well, you realize how important it is for me to have books. New materials to read.
7. Encounter and bonding moments w/ Ginebra, Rob Labagala, GSM Jamships Family and really close friends. You know who you are.
8. Mangki. I can’t thank Lord God enough for having Mangki in my life. He is the reason for all of these.
9. New car!
10. Family. Solid. Intact. Healthy and happy.

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Funny Account of my Confusing Stunt

I received a text message from my friend saying I will get a call or message from someone and will be invited to a show, or at least something like that. I laughed hard. But I was confused. Why? For whatever reason? Is it similar to “Maury” or “Jerry Springer” or our own local version, “Face to Face” and “Personalan?” Ha! That made me crack up. In a few minutes, the phone rang. May, Miss May of Reaksyon TV. She asked me endless questions, about myself, and mainly about my addiction, Ginebra. I disregarded all thoughts, I was more than willing to answer all questions and before I realized it, I was entertaining myself, reliving the story of my Ginebra life. The conversation ended with a promise that she will get back to me. In a couple of days, I was set to see my Ginebra team in a match against Air21 and to shoot a few interviews, accounting my delicious love for this basketball team. I was with Renz Ongkiko, Miss Aimee, and the two Kuyas who were the experts, summoning facial expressions, etc. The day ended with a great feeling, Ginebra dominated, 23 points advantage. And with mixed feelings of how things will turn out after that night. I exposed myself. I had funny stunts. I will never ever be in that situation again. That should be enough.

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Idadaan ko na lang to sa..

Nung Lunes..

Me: Beb, gusto ko ng book set. Fifty Shades of Grey.
Mangki: Bili?
Me: Uu..
Mangki: Sa weekend baga..
Me: Gusto ko na NOW e.. :-/
Mangki: Sige mamaya. After gym.

Nanlaki yung mata ko, dumaloy ang ilang boltahe ng kuryente sa katawan ko. Shit. Ganun ang epekto ng new books sakin.

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Martes na. Matatapos ko na ang 2nd book, Fifty Shade Darker. I, myself is surprised how fast of a reader I am.

Me: Ma, pakidala po yung books bukas para mabalutan.
Mama: Sige. Iwan mo sa kama.

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Miyerkules, after office hours. Nagpunta ako sa dating office (Dep-Ed) kung san nagwowork pa rin si Mother. Nagugulat pa rin ang lahat. Ang juba juba ko daw at mas malapad pa ako kay Catalina. Maiinis sana ako kaso, naiisip ko kung pano ko naenjoy ang lahat ng masasarap na pagkaing nakain ko sa buong taon. As usual, idadaan ko na lang to sa, “New Year’s Resolution” ko. Bwahahaha! Nom nom nom.. And if you’ll excuse me, I have Fifty Shades Freed waiting for me.

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Nothing Beats the Original Never Say Die team, Ginebra

What’s the fuss about another team claiming they are the new Never-Say-Die team in the league? A lot has been compared, some of them has shown exceptional performance and similar attitude, but no team can be named the same. There’s only one team who will be honored as the “Patay Kung Patay,” “Never Say Die” team and that’s Ginebra. We do recognize Air21’s talent, Global Port’s character and RoS’ muscles. But for the love of balun-balunan and bull sisig, why say bagong Ginebra? Duh. Totally insane and unacceptable. How about a NO. And, does it ever cross their minds, there’s such thing as “originality” and it is a good thing.