Thursday, November 29, 2007

Curfew in Metro Manila

Yes yes, this is my 3rd enrty for today.
It's because I'm ranting...

Sadness... Phillipine goverment declares curfew in Metro Manila starting 12 midnight today until 5am

I'm pasting the full news her, got this from inquirer:

Gov’t declares curfew in Metro Manila, nearby provinces

‘This is not martial law’--PNP chief

By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
Last updated 07:49pm (Mla time) 11/29/2007

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 2) The government, through Interior and Local Secretary Ronaldo Puno has imposed a curfew throughout Metro Manila, in Central Luzon (Region 3), and CALABARZON (Region 4-A).

The curfew starts 12 midnight to 5 a.m. Friday.

"We are doing this to protect the citizenry. This is not martial law,"
Philippine National Police Chief Avelino Razon told in a phone interview.

Razon said the curfew would hopefully be implemented for just a day.

In a news briefing in Malacañang, Puno appealed to the public to "bear with the inconvenience" brought about by the declaration of the curfew.

He said the curfew was issued "to allow law enforcement agencies to continue their follow-up operation."

Philippine National Police Chief Avelino Razon has been directed to issue the guidelines on the curfew, Puno added.

"We would encourage everyone to cooperate with the rules and guidelines relative to this curfew," he said.

Puno said regions 3 and 4-A were included in the curfew because there were some areas here that were part of the greater Manila area.

"Police authorities want to ensure that Manila is safe and sound," he said.

Asked if there was a possibility of extending the curfew, Puno said this could be the case "if the follow up operations that would ensue will not achieve their objectives," but added that this would be reviewed on a day-to-day basis.

Puno said public transportation would not be allowed to ply in the period of curfew.

He added that those that would be in the streets during the period of curfew would be the subject of "serious scrutiny" in checkpoints that would be set-up in the three regions affected.

Puno said those that would be subjected to checkpoints should be able to present valid identification cards and should not be carrying weapons.

Sigh... I want peace in our country =(

Some link on what happened here:
Rebellion raps mulled vs Trillanes, Guingona, others
Sundal0 bravehost

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The picture below was taken in our office pantry by Rommel Diaz using my Sony Erickson K800i during our afternoon coffee break. He is a good friend, a co-worker, a professional photographer and a team member of of CinematiConcepts. CinematiConcepts is photography and videography company that caters your individual needs.

For interested parties, visit Cinematic concepts site by clicking here.

also, do visit the Rommel Diaz site and Iggy Bilbao site for their sample works.

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Cafe Havana is a resto-bar that serves authentic Cuban and Spanish dishes. There are several branches of Café havana here in Manila but I’ve been going to Greenbelt 3 branch. What can I say?

Ok, Ok, Good side first. Cafe Havana serves good food, well I personally lurve their tender juicy steak (yummy), good music (Jazz, Latin, Congo), nice chill-out place especially after tiring work days... And this:

Mojito and Mangojito are definitely love.

NOW, with the cost exception, the real bad side for me is that, most foreigners flocked together in this place, nope I have no problem with aliens but this place is packed with prostitutes. I just hate the fact that the resto-bar is becoming red-district at night time. Gawd, there are lots of woman and gay (post-op or pre-op I’m not sure) ,but they are really foxy, I mean fox-ier than those woman… I’m kinda wondering though if foreigner knew that they are man back then…ALL RIGHT, enough now, I shall stop here.

3 Level I
Ayala Center, Makati City.
Metro Manila, Philippines

Tel No: 632-7574371
Click here for list of branches

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Workey workey eat eat

All work, no play but definitely we wouldn't missed good eating.

Monday I was asking Rommel about certain Italian resto when we started to feel hungry, so after a few minutes of chitchatting in MOC, we headed straight to Amici de don bosco and have yummy yummy pizza and pasta. Ohhhh yeah I also have my UCC’s blueberry cheesecake that night.

Tuesday was mangojito day for us, our original plan was to watch pinoy flick but ended up having dinner at GB3's Banana leaf curry house and chill-out a little at Cafe Havana.

Noticed that I haven't taken food pictures and I am sorry. I did remember taking pictures but that was after we ate...we must be really really hungry. Anywooo, I will be blogging about some details about banana leaf and cafe havana next time.

AnaBelly – you are missed. But surely you are having fun there. Pasalubong!

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Afraid to love

When a friend asked me if I’m afraid to love, without any shilly-shallying I replied "NO". And had a thought again, if I'm not really afraid then why... well I’m pretty and pretty damn smart… haha!

Yes, I have been disappointed in the past, shattered, and hurt... you know;p, but I don't think "hurt" is really not a bad thing for one main reason that I've learned a lot of hell about it, it is somehow a part of who I am now, a great force that shaped my personality. However, having said that I'm pretty sure that I’m more cautious now, not on falling in love but finding/choosing the right one, beside I’m getting old, right?

You, are you afraid on falling in love?

Anyway leaving you with some love quotes:

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. - Washington Irving

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all - Samuel Butler

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Safeway past christmas

I've been working with Safeway Philtech's for the past 4 years and I've attended 4 Christmas parties already and it'll be my 5th Christmas party this year... Saw some pix from previous Christmas party... Funny how it seems how time flies... Ohhhh I can't locate the pix from 2003's. Anyway Anyway here are some memories.

Year 2004 - Dusit's Fiesta SanMiguel

Year 2005 - Intercon hotel

Year 2006 - GB3's Tavern

This year our christmas party theme's is "Broadway Musicals'... uhmmmm! Should I come with my broadway look or just go for plain cocktail dress? lets see....

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Starbucks 2008 planner

Please don't mind my eyebags, I've been working like ____ (fill in the blank) and been sleeping like a fish lately. But anyway I've got my Starbucks coffee 2008 planner yesterday... lurkey, lurkey! :-) Yeahhhhhba...haha!

Related link:

By the way, happy thanks giving!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cafe Breton

Cafe Breton has been around for quite a while; well the name has become one of "our" favorite spots back then. Nope, I’m not really reminiscing here or some sort, but it has been long since the last time I actually ate there and I never thought that I missed the place, not until last Monday, when Donna celebrated her b-day with me at GB3's Breton... Whoa! The taste is still the same and I've fallen back again...

For our main course:

Galette bretone is made up of Spinach shrimp sautéed with crab meat, fresh cream and gruyere cheese; this is perfect, not unless you have allergic reaction to seafood.

And La magnifique! for dessert - Banana, nutella, whipped cream topped with almonds... How can you ever go wrong?


La pinay and blueberries and cream crepes are love too … Mmmmmm!

Cafe Breton
Greenbelt 3 ,Ground Level Ayala Center Makati City
Tel. 757-4125, 757-4124, 809-6805

For other branches click here

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Donna Donna

This is a proof that flower can brighten up a day. To the anonymous flower sender thank you for the flowers you sent to my best ... it made her smile... lurkey lurkey she lovet!

Belated Happy Birthday Donna!!!

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GDD Indian cuisine

Somewhere along Retiro st. lays GDD Indian cuisine restaurant. As the name goes, it caters north of India's cuisine. The place isn't really that big, it can fit approximately around 30 pax; canteen setup, red-orange wall with some Indian poster and clay pot furnished.

Now, the food. Food in my opinion isn't really bad but it is not to die for either or maybe I'm comparing it to my favorite Indian resto new Bombay. But if your tongue wished to have a different touch, this place is worth trying, uhmmm at least once.

We ordered for:

Samosa with choley- Chotley? Well I’m not a fan of beans but the Samosa taste good. The Samosa is like out own version of empanada, only stuffed with curried potato. It cost around P55 bucks.

Lamb curry - according to menu this is their chef special but the lamb meat is drowning with curry sauce and the taste is just plain curry with lamb. Cost around P190.

Chicken biryani - I was expecting chicken biryani would come with diced boneless chicken, but their version comes with chopped boned chicken I personally not like it. Cost around P150.

GDD Indian Cuisine is located along Retiro St., Maharlika Q.C.
Call them for direction/ complete address or more information: (632)7116176

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Waved goodbye

One of my travel companions is dead...No, no, it's not a person but my beloved ipod shuffle gave up on me… sadness! I've been with my shuffle for almost 3 years and it was somehow attached to me. I love the stuff especially when traveling/commuting and working-out as it was very portable and convenient unlike ipod video/photo... I have it checked in apple clinic and they said that it is for replacement because it can not be repaired and since it was no longer under warranty, it is like buying a new unit already L So bye bye my shuffle. *sigh.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Beowulf IMAX-3D

In just a short while, we're heading off to Mall of Asia to watched IMAX-3D version of Beowulf and and... I'm feeling really really excited about it... I'm ready to experience the action, heroism & bravery of Beowulf. P400 whole gigantic 3D experience will surely be worth it... Again, again not just part but the full movie is in 3D... Weee!

For movie schedules and interested parties:
San Miguel Coca Cola IMAX Theatre
SM Mall of Asia (MOA)
(632)556 IMAX (4629) and

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Love is accident waiting to happen.

Desire is a stranger you think you know.

Intimacy is is a lie we tell our self.

Truth is a game you play to win.

If you do believe in love at first sight, you'll never stop looking.

I've happened to re-watched 2004 movie closer in DVD last night, starring Julia Robert (Anna), Nathalie Portman (Alice), Jude Law (Dan) and Clive Owen (Larry). Like before I find closer fascinating… It is a talky but no shabby adult drama film; it is an honest movie that tackles real issues... I like the scene turnarounds, on how users become victims and vices versa. It navigates emotional extremes and eyelovet!

Ooohh... I just remembered I'm in love with Jude Law...Gorgeous!

Click here for synopsis

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Oliver's super baked potato

I've always liked sandwiches from "Oliver's super sandwiches". I love the fact that they served the thing called quality and quantity sandwiches and the fact that they have wide assortment of gourmet, deluxe & grilled sandwiches, salad, baked potatoes, pasta, fruits and cakes is definitely a plus to me. And the fact that there is a newly opened Oliver's here in RCBC plaza makes me feel uhmmm I dunno... excited or joyous perhaps...ha-ha!

Anyway after a long working day, I was actually craving for good food to somewhat ease my tiredness, so I roamed the whole RCBC podium with Francois and ended up ordering baked potato with herbed and cheese and dalandan juice at Oliver’s... it was my 1st time to try their baked potato, reaction? Whoa! Perfect…My craving was definitely satisfied.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Screechy Scoozi

In spite of my busy work schedule, I’m writing a quick blog now. Because I'm ranting about the newly opened Italian food place here in RCBC plaza called Scoozi. I ordered for chicken parmigiana with mashed potato and seasonal veggies, it cost P100 and comes in black styro package... Why I'm ranting? Coz It doesn't really feel right... there's nothing really special about the chicken parmigiana plus the tomato sauce and cheese topping is less, and the mashed potato =(…it was so bland...tsktsk! We (yes we) ended up buying dessert/ having 2nd lunch after.. just so to satisfy ourselves.

But to be fair to Scoozi, according to one of my Colleague, their pasta is good... Well I might try their pasta next time... but not too soon, I guess.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Love actually

“…If you look at it, I've got a sneaky feeling that you'll find that love actually is all around." I happened to watched love actually again last weekend in DVD. Love actually is a fun movie released last 2003, a very nice, genuine and heartfelt romantic comedy.
The movie has no structure, just a jumble of interconnected stories about love, flirtation, courtship and heartbreak… Charming and irresistible, I lurve this movie, I really really do... Suddenly it feels like a little chrismasy (maybe because of the scene)... NOW, I just need that someone...harhar! Just like what I did, go re-watch this movie again or perhaps, watch it if you never have. Surely you’ll enjoy it.

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Under eye circle

What is the first thing you do when you woke up? Me? I checked myself out in the mirror. Sniff, sniff the first sight of myself today is the sight of those dark circles under my eyes.
Probably this is the result of staying up too late and waking up early. Perhaps, I’m stressed? Lately I've been going home late because of Yeah I’ve been working late for the past few weeks, not that I’m workaholic but it is necessary…

This is not good...
1.) I sometimes forgot to eat dinner, and ended up eating junks before going to sleep.
2.) Apparently, It seems that water is not becoming part of my system, not that I forgot to drink, but I’m too busy and uhmmmm lazy to grab some water from our office pantry and beside I’m not feeling thirsty.
3.) Not enough vitamins.
4.) I’m feeling weak and old.
5.) ____________ fill it =)

I miss sleeping early...
I miss eating good food...
I miss gym...
I miss Spa...
I miss shopping...

Tea bags? Sliced cucumber ? Eye cream? Or whatever… I really need remedy to get rid of this under eye circles /eye bags.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Coffee corpee

See I'm not that addicted to coffee ;-)

Anyway, lurkie lurkie- got my Starbucks 2007 Christmas tradition card with 2 stickers now :) I can say that the planner now is better than ever with soft leather, pencil and it is now thiner.

The christmas beverage selection for this year are:

Praline mocha - Chocolaty drink
Peppermint mocha - Minty coffee
Toffee nut - yum yum, Need i say more?

XS: Been really busy at work ... Coffee really helps!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Starbucks red cups 2007

It's been oooooverly busy for us (project mate) this past few days and I bet on the coming days/month. But, but I was a little happy and a bit amazed and excited when I saw Starbucks red cup teaser. Whoa! Starbucks Christmas blend is back. And, and my toffee nut latte is back... hurray! Anyway I’m just sharing my excitement and having a little time off from this busy busy day, me workey workey again…

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Mickey's Delicatessen

I'm currently inside Mickey's delicatessen having quick dinner with Donna.
Ordered Original nurnberger pork sausage,so far so good.. details to follow :P


Seriously, I was intrigued by this place every time I passed by Jupiter, so last night I tagged Dona along with me and try the visually appetizing place called Mickey’s, owned by former Manila Hotel chef Michael Beck. The place is cozy, well-furnished and well-lighted. The staff are accommodating… On a Sunday night it's kinda surprising how packed the place was.

Anyway, I ordered for 6 pieces original nurnberger pork sausage (best seller) and paired it with warm Bavarian Potato Salad. There's a unique blend of spices in their sausage that makes it so tasteful. Even their mustard is good. Their bread selections are to rave - fresh and very good quality.

Ohhh This place offers selection of German beers ... too bad I am not a beer drinker.

A meal would cost 300 and up…

Mickey's Delicatessen
144 Jupiter Street corner Orbit Street
Bel-Air 2 Village, Makati City
(632)896-9650, (632) 899-1440

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Friday, November 2, 2007


Yawn...I feel so bored!
It's Friday but it felt like Sunday already... My eyes are tired wathcing TV and playing PC games and my head hurt having too much sleep since yesterday. Hmmmm am I going to watch movie or shopping or maybe both. Or should I ride a bus to go to SFLU instead... Sighhh! I'll figure it out later...

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Thursday, November 1, 2007


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!. To all those celebrating Halloween tonight, make it a blissful one.

I just watched 30 days of night starring Josh Hartnett last night that was 3 hours ago, it was terrifying thriller movie, a pretty cool movie...
very nice work . I recommend you watch it... This for now (sorry for lacking lot of details) because I am so sleepy and tired...

Good night everyone I'm outta here (office). Zzzzzzz

Have a nice long weekend!!!

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