Spent the holy week break re-uniting with (the mother-side of my) family. Of course, that means, going home to our roots in Tingloy, Batangas (as told in this story). Photo above is all that remains of the Malaking Bahay. Our family no longer owns it, and is mostly abandoned.
One footnote that should have been included in my story about my lolo Irineo is this little bit of trivia that I just learned. Oh yes, my family, now realizing that I am the "chronicler" of our family, kept on feeding me stories that they now want immortalized. Haha!
When asked by then Philippine President Manuel Luis Quezon, "Senor Martinez, kailan ang piyesta ng Tingloy?", my lolo, always quick on his feet, replied, "Whenever the president comes." Now you know where my quick wit comes from.
A sincere apology begins with an admission of fault. Followed by a promise to not commit the same mistake again. And finally, an offer to make amends for any injury caused by that mistake.
A sincere apology is NOT releasing a press statement that, we are sorry. Then followed by, but we did nothing wrong. In fact, we are going on with the show.
So, no, apology is NOT accepted. You are NOT forgiven.
So yeah, I am boycotting TV5. And I was a big fan of "Talentadong Pinoy", which I believe is a very good show. Ryan Agoncillo is one classy host. I'm sorry Ryan. But your network chose to lie with the wrong dog.
A little footnote: I once worked for a TV show that was co-produced by (then) ABC-5.
TV5, according to news reports, is keeping Willie. Alrightee then. And I am willing to not watch TV5 until they permanently ban that "entertainer". In fact, I am boycotting all products that continue to advertise on the third-rate station. I'm sure I can find a list somewhere on the internet without having to actually watch TV5 to find out who advertises on the station.
Will now delete the channel from the memory of my TV.
Skip to :53 to listen to Cristin Fermin's statement.
"Karangalang pa ang mabastos (kung si Willie Revillame o Rico J. Puno gumawa)". Before you go on bashing Cristy Fermin, please try to understand, I mean look at her. With a face like that, but of course, karangalan pa niya ang mabastos nino man. Come on people, a little empathy please. Some of us are just that desperate for attention that they'll take that attention in whatever form it comes!
Sige Cristy, if ever I bump into you, pararangalan kita.
Engaged in internet "discussions" against Willie supporters and I am reminded of this gag shirt that reads "I am with stupid". If you are a Willie supporter however, the shirt should read "I am stupid". And you won't believe how many people proudly wears that shirt! I mean, if you actually believe that Willie is doing that show primarily because he wants to help the poor, then I have a job for you, deliver a suitcase of cellphone parts to China and I am willing to pay 5K USD per trip.
Use your brains people. Stupidity kills. "Willing Willie" is not "Kapwa ko Mahal Ko". Seriously.
If I've not been updating this blog, or doing much of anything else productive lately (lol) it is because I've recently become addicted to another useless waste of time activity. So, I am either doing that, or engaged in internet fights against those who support Willie Revillame (in the anti-Willie Revillame Facebook page).
Japan was dealt a triple whammy just recently. An 8.9 magnitude earthquake, followed by a tsunami, now a nuclear meltdown. It is the worst disaster Japan has suffered since world war 2. But think about this for a minute, in 5 years time, who'd be better off, the Philippines or Japan?
Jollibee Foods Corporation, owner of Mang Inasal has pulled out of Willing Willie, and from all indications, that sanamagan Willie will be gone from TV forever and soon. But guess what? Come 2016, that fucker decides to run for a senate seat and he is a sure winner.
For the few of you who know me in real life, my dear kamag-anak inc., and friends from my Facebook account, please know that while I blog mostly about my life and my posts are made in the first person point of view, I do, from time to time, exercise literary license. Yes, I lie! Lol. No. Some of the stories depicted here are fiction. That I do not tell which is which, makes it a little more fun, doesn't it?
No animals were harmed in the production of this blog. Parental guidance is advised. And no approved therapeutic claims. Hindi ito gamot.
Mungo Conspiracy would like to thank:
Kuya Bing for all the support without which I would not have been able to start this blog. My baby sister Charo, who has always been my number one fan. Gie for twisting Kuya Bing's arms to lend me support. Rocky for being the first follower. Chris for the free ad space on MTC.
I would also like to mention Kuya Jong and Kuya Rolly, Rex, Kim, and all of my pumpkins, Dustin, Innah, Jonas, Danwell, Glea, Jiro, Ram, Yzab, Hannah, and Annika, who are my inspirations for many of my stories here.
And thanks to the Iligan Chapter of the conspirators who were the first to fill-up my followers' box! :)
Yeba! You read that right. That is how I want to begin. You know right away this is not going to be Shakespeare. Not that there is anything wrong with William. I am just not nearly as talented enough.
I cannot, for one, hold my line of thought long enough that I can compile one genuine effort into one seamless novel. A long short story, maybe. But that, aside from being an oxymoron, would be a stretch.
These are my random thoughts, nothing more. A little foolish, maybe, but always, I hope, in line with the same spirit of honesty and wit as you would find in the works of the Bard of Avon. Oh yes, William Shakespeare was funny, you semi-literate nincompoop!