Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Proud to be Pinoy

The whole country was take aback in a blink of an eye.

The whole world was alarmed.

Even I was grieving, tearful, and empty-hearted.

Then you saw how for a minute, everything was washed out, literally.

Houses, cars, establishments.

Worst, lives.

A downpour of rain that I thought would just be a simple shower resulted to a death toll of 40 (as of 1:09pm).

Part of me wants to say that this is what we deserve, Mother Nature's taking back what she gave.

But major part of me is depressed of the present calamity Philippines is experiencing.

Why us?

But what made me proud to a Pinoy is the help that all of us were willing to extend for those who are gravely affected.

Onli in da Pilipins, as they say.

Amidst the raging waters of Ondoy, we, Filipinos, showed the world that being a third world country is no hindrance to help those who are in need.

I am proud to be Pinoy.

Inside and out.

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For those who are willing to help, the following establishments are accepting donations:

Caritas Manila Office
Jesus St., Pandacan Manila near Nagtahan Bridge
5639298 / 5639308

Radio Veritas
Veritas Tower West Ave. Corner EDSA
9257931 / 40

Burger Avenue
Fort Strip and Makati Avenue Branches

Manor Superclub
Eastwood City
4213930 / 4212047

Renaissance Fitness Center
2nd Floor, Bramante Building, Renaissance Towers, Ortigas

Inquirer Office
1098 Chino Roces Ave. corner Mascardo and Yague Streets, Makati City
and to any of its classified ads branches
8978808 loc. 260

All branches

Embassy Superclub
Fort Bonifacio

GMA Kapuso Foundation Warehouse
Charles Conrad Street, Doña Faustina Village II Brgy. Culiat, Tandang Sora Quezon City
Sheilana Ward 931-7013

Victory Fort
Call 813-FORT.

NoyMar Relief Operations
Balay Expo Center across Farmers Market Cubao
Clare Amador +639285205508
Jana Vicente at +639285205499

Miriam Quiambao
One Orchard Road Building in Eastwood

Philippine Army Gym
Fort Bonifacio

Camp Aguinaldo

Team Manila
Trinoma, Mall of Asia, Jupiter Bel-Air and Rockwell branches

Aranaz Stores
Rockwell and Greenbelt branches

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan Task Force Noah
Ateneo Cervini Dorm

Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Katipunan Avenue
426-6001 / 09176312423 / 09177035357

91 Roces Ave, Ali Mall Cubao, SM City North EDSA, SM Fairview, SM Megamall, Glorietta 3 in Makati, SM Centerpoint and SM Southmall branches

Our Lady of Pentecost Parish
12 F. Dela Rosa corner C. Salvador Sts., Loyola Heights, Quezon City

All branches

Hillsborough Village Chapel
Muntinlupa City

Our Lady of Pentecost Parish
12 F. dela Rosa cor. C. Salvador Streets, Loyola Heights , Quezon City
+6324342397 / +6329290665

La Salle Greenhills
Gate 2, La Salle Greenhills

Relief Operations for San Francisco del Monte
Quezon City
Rache Gillego 09189241636

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
All branches

All Petron branches

Rockwell, Shang-rila, Eastwood, and GA towers branches

Moonshine Boutique

Erica Paredes
Katipunan Avenue
+632917 / 4741930

Gabriela Women’s Party Headquarters
118 Scout Rallos, Kamuning, Quezon City

Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC)
72-A Times St., West Triangle, QC

All braches

San Antonio Parish
Forbes Park
+6329299820 / 22

Ministop Ibarra
Espana cor. Blumentritt, Sampaloc Manila

Megatent Pasig
Meralco Ave, beside Renaissance Towers

2314 Chino Roces Ave Ext

Sunshine Project
Brought to you by the management and staff of Tabu, Burger Ave, Ebs Photo Ali Atienza, Wency Lagumbay, J.M Rodriguez, DJ Christian Raueber, Marco Santos and Rob Leung
Call +639177907973


Red Cross Load Donations
2899 for Globe
4483 for Smart

accepts donations via:
SmartMoney 5577514418667103
GCash 09179751092

ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Center
Sagip Kapamilya hotlines 413-26-67, 416-03-87
Ondoy response: ABS-CBN hotline 416-36-41

Bank: Banco de Oro, Mother Ignacia branch
Acct name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
Acct no.: 5630020111

ABS-CBN Foundation Inc for overseas donation: 1-800-527-2820 or www.abscbnfoundation.org
Routing code for international cash donations

Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 151-3-041-63122-8
Dollar Acct.: 151-2-151-00218-2
Type of Acct. : SAVINGS
Swift Code: MBTC PH MM

Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 4991-0010-99
Type of Account: CURRENT

UN Branch
Dollar Acct.: 8114-0030-94
Type of Account: SAVINGS
Swift Code: BOPI PH MM

For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. 527-0575 or 404-0979 with yourname, address and contact number.


Carlos Celdran
09279103919 / 09273770808

Ateneo de Manila
09279103919 / 09273770808

Red Cross Shaw Blvd.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ninth ray for our Philippine flag's sun?

The ninth ray will represent our fellow Muslim brothers who fought for our country's independence.

Now, wait a minute.

Wouldn't it be too far-fetched?

The present 8 rays represent the 8 provinces that declared war on the 1896 Philippine Revolution.

The Muslims has nothing to do with the provinces.

I am neither a racist nor against our Muslim brothers.

But I just don't see the line that connects the two.

Tell me, do you agree?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Drag queens gone wild

I first thought it would be the usual drag queen flicks where they will be just acting as drag queens because they witnessed a crime or something.

But I was totally wrong.

They brought the cliche story of drag queens to a notch higher level, no, much much higher level.

The company of Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo shows the best part of being drag queens - fantabulous lifestyle, keen fashion sense, and that extravagant uniqueness.

What made the film more interesting maybe is the three's unique characters.

Patrick Swayze is Vida, the obsessive-complusive, life-intruder (in the most positive way), perfectionist draq queen.

Snipes, on the other hand, is the black drag queen, Noxeema, the usual black you see on TV, nagger, high fashion, individualist.

Leguizamo, Ms. Chichi, is the Latina beauty drag queen, the nonchalant, wild, and careless among the three.

One will surely love the film's humor.

Incomparabla, I should say.

A drag queen story only Swayze, Snipes, and Leguizamo do.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Word Play @ Tumblr

I am starting a new trend in my Tumblr account.
World, I present to you, Word Play.

Using my photos, I play with words, showing how the photos would best be expressed in words.

Good thing I have bunch of those photos in my files.

Wish you guys'll love it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Kimmy Dora Fever

It all started out with a viral video in You Tube. Then, everything spread like wildfire.

Kimmy Dora took the whole country down with its wit and humor.

I say, with Eugene Domingo, nothing can go wrong.

For the benefit of those who doesn't know the story, Kimmy Dora is a story of twins, Kimmy and Dora, who just can't be the best twin sister for each other.

Kimmy is the smart, sophisticated, and the nastiest person, boss, twin sister you'll ever know. While Dora, the special twin, is the most lovable, caring, and troublesome twin sister.

Where does humor comes in? You ask.

Eugene Domingo and Joyce Bernal's tandem is so perfect that the simpliest story warped into the best comedy film of the year.

Slapstick, some might say.

But maybe, just maybe, that's what the Filipino needs amidst the present crisis.

Or I am just making an excuse.

A very good excuse.

Not really.

It was just the best laugh I had with movies in years.

Excuse me?

Do you work here?