Saturday, December 17, 2011
Tough work year is over and I am tired... really tired. So it was not without a great sense of relief that I finally managed to drag myself home from another out of town assignment. The last for the year.
We did alright. And I shared in the company's profit. So much so that I could afford to finally buy another laptop -- for the significant other so we don't have to share. And if you know me, you would know that I don't make such purchases unless I have enough buffer in savings. As for me, I got a new android phone. A purchase I partly now regret, if only because the price, as I feared, dove a few months after I bought mine. I would've saved maybe two thousand pesos if I waited another two months.
So yeah, it was an alright year. Better than the last one. And next year promises to be even better. But believe you me when I tell you this, I bleed for every single peso that I earn. So next year's promise of an even better year translates to even more blood-letting.
So there I was in the apartment, de-stressing from the year that was and already preparing myself for the year to come when someone knocks on my door.
"Meri xmas kuya."
It was this guy who hangs around the housing complex who does odd jobs for residents. Not me, I do my own "odd jobs".
"Tang in..." I caught myself mid-sentence, and just decided to slam the door.
Tell me, since when did "meri xmas" translate to "give me money"? I was not raised to be ungenerous. But come on! Saying "meri xmas" that way is almost blasphemous. It is supposed to be Jesus' birthday. Are you Jesus? No? Then F you.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Been busy lately. Christmas rush and all. So save for quick reads of mostly just the headlines I really haven't been following the news. So it is only this morning that I finally got it. The midnight-appointee supreme court chief justice has just been impeached by congress. For awhile back there I was thinking that "constitutional crisis" was just media's code word for Gloria's LBM.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Here are the facts:
1. Former (fake) president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo claimed that she needed to go abroad to get medical treatment for her bone ailment. This procedure can not be done in the Philippines. Nor can it be done in the US, where we have an extradition treaty. It is the rarest or diseases that can only be treated in an unnamed country where the Philippines do not have an extradition treaty.
2. On the day that the attending doctors of Gloria from the St. Luke's got subpoenaed to testify under oath regarding Gloria's medical condition, miracle of all miracles, she was suddenly "fit to leave the hospital". Miracles do happen of course.
3. And today, when the Pasay RTC ordered the transfer of Gloria to a government hospital, the Veteran's Memorial Medical Center, there is now a plot to kill the former (fake) president.
The Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo camp is laying the groundwork for innocent by reason of insanity defense.
image from here Critics were furious as they continued to discover more errors on the new edition of the Philippine peso bills. &...
Friday lunch, any cafeteria in Metro Manila, and I am willing to bet my lunch money that mungo is the vegetable of the day. Why? Not that...
Using my android phone in gprs country. My late father would have loved this device, being the master typist with two fingers. I'm usin...
It is only because I love San Miguel Pale Pilsen too much, and I do not want it to suffer the same fate as my other love, Winston Reds,...
photo from here Anyone else find it pathetic that Angel Locsin's longest relationship has been to her shampoo? The thought neve...
Another "expert" noticed yet another "error" on the new peso bills. Whale sharks are not exclusive to the Philippines, ...
That's me with my pet bot on the 200K Sit N Go table. My pet bot celebrates with confetti and balloons whenever I win big. ...
I think I was in the fourth grade when my teacher gave us this exercise, “Draw a Filipino house.” Right away, I started drawing a...
I don’t know enough of Japanese pop-culture to know for sure. But somebody please tell me, are the Japanese makers of “Iron Chef” se...
Manilatonight.com has seen the light and is all-out in support of our war against the mungo mafia! Our ad now appears (free of charge...
I'm so glad you could visit.
First time here?
I hope you've liked what you read on the front page. But my blog is best appreciated read from the first post moving on to the more recent posts. Please do make use of the blog archive and enjoy.
- ► 2010 (195)
- ▼ 2011 (98)
- ► 2012 (42)
- ► 2013 (13)
- ► 2014 (15)
- ► 2015 (22)
- ► 2016 (18)
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! :)
email : email@example.com