my own page...

I have given myself 2 years to finish writing my dissertation, which means me graduating in May 2008.

October 4, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday October Celebrants!

I would like to greet all those celebrating their birthday this month. May we all have a wonderful time celebrating this special day of ours.

God bless and take care. May the Lord continue to shower us with his countless blessings. May we also remember those who were affected by the storms and pray for them.

2 - Ed I.
3 - Val P., Quelly A., Ate Jet M.
4 - Chay P.
5 - Pat B., Jonil B.
6 - Jen L., Ambo E., PJ C.
7 - Jench C., Eugene T.
9 - GT M., Janice C.
10 - Lolo Frank, Cecile A., Bill M.
12 - Maha M., Aisa L.
13 - Lola Charito
15 - David H., Nicole P., Nageeb I.
16 - Gina T., Adrian L.
18 - Frankie T.
19 - Ryan C.
20 - John & Paul I., and me!
21 - Lola, Jego R., Joey E., Cris T.
22 - Joey T. and Tito Kay
24 - Loric B.
27 - Bhonny C.
28 - Enzo C., Ken E.
29 - Cris S.
30 - Kelley M., Paolo A.
31 - Miqui G.

Again, if I had missed anyone's birthday, do send me a message that I may include them in the list as well.


NFL Week 4 Picks

Again here are my picks for the 4th week of the NFL.

Detroit taking 11.5
Cincinnati giving 5.5 --> I can't see how Cleveland will score given how bad their offense is
Indianapolis giving 7.5 --> too many injuries for Seattle
NY Giants giving 9.5
New England giving 2.5
Washington giving 7.5 --> hopefully my faith in Washington will be rewarded
Jacksonville taking 2.5
Oakland taking 9.5 --> Houston is better but the point spread was too big
New Orleans giving 6.5
Buffalo giving 2.5
San Francisco giving 9.5
Denver taking 3.5
San Diego taking 6.5
Green Bay taking 3.5

That's it for me this week.

Last week's record: 10 - 6
Season's record: 32 - 16

September 26, 2009

NFL week 3 picks...

Here we go again. Another week and another chance to improve.

Last week was a rather interesting week given a number of upsets. Maybe next time I'll include some comments with some of my choices, but since I'm a bit under the weather and sleep, I'll just post my picks and hope for the best. Here they are.

Washington giving 6.5
Green Bay giving 6.5
San Francisco taking 6.5
Atlanta taking 4.5
Tennessee taking 3.5
Philadelphia giving 5.5
NY Giants giving 7.5
Baltimore giving 13.5
Houston giving 3.5
New Orleans giving 5.5
Chicago giving 2.5
Miami taking 6.5
Cincinnati taking 4.5
Oakland taking 1.5
Indianapolis taking 2.5
Dallas giving 9.5

Last week, was a rather respectable performance on my part. On 2 games were I really debated on my choice, I ended up making the wrong one. Hopefully my choices will work out this week.

Last week: 10 - 6
Season: 22 - 10

September 18, 2009

NFL Picks for week 2

I've recently joined an NFL pool a friend of mine was in, and since they incorporate using the whole spread system in determining their picks. Since that's how they made their choices, I'll try to be consistent and do the same with how I make mine as well.

Here are my picks for NFL week 2. (bold means home team)

Atlanta - giving 6.5
Minnesota - giving 9.5
Green Bay - giving 8.5
Houston - taking 7.5
Oakland - taking 3.5
New England - giving 4.5
New Orleans - taking 3.5
Washington - giving 9.5
Arizona - taking 3.5
Seattle - taking 1.5
Pittsburgh - giving 3.5
Baltimore - taking 3.5
Denver - giving 3.5
NY Giants - taking 2.5 (I can't believe the Giants are the underdogs?!?!)
Indianapolis - giving 3.5

So that's it, I'll admit, I'm not sure if my choice for the San Diego-Baltimore game is the same one that I submitted. When I am able to confirm, I'll post what the correct team.

Last week's record: 12 - 4
Season record: 12 - 4

Not that bad of a start even though it didn't take into consideration the spread.

August 23, 2009

SNL Immigrant Tale

I haven't been watching SNL for the past few years, but Franny was surfing online and found this video.


Disclaimer: I do not own SNL. Hehehe!

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street!

Last Saturday we drove down to Sesame Place near Philly.

It was a wonderful time even though it rained through some parts of the day. Elise had a wonderful time playing in the kiddie wading pool area with Franny.

I've attached a picture taken with Ernie. You can check out more pictures from my photos page. It's also not that far of a drive, roughly 1.5 hours.

August 8, 2009

2 years and counting...

working at the City's Office of Management & Budget!

It's a great place and I still enjoy the variety of stuff that we have to do.

It would be nice to spend many more years here.

August 1, 2009

Happy Birthday August celebrants!

A very happy birthday to all those celebrating their birthdays this month!

1 - leo v., bettina q.
2 - david e.
3 - tina h.
4 - audette v., pj p.
5 - chester p.
6 - mommy aida
8 - manang maria, kate n., dominic p., celine h.
11 - cheena t., lex t.
12 - karen t.
13 - mhir dls.
15 - joey l.
19 - elaine h., joyce s.
20 - romy r.
22 - carissa v.
24 - marthyn c.
25 - david c., cm d.
27 - mon b.
28 - cynthia u.
29 - rv m., aisa y.
31 - ray c.

God bless and may you all have a wonderful time celebrating this special day of yours.

March 31, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday April celebrants!

Happy Birthday to all those celebrating their birthday this month! May you all have a wonderful time celebrating this special day of yours.

1 - ferdie e., maita j.
2 - anna c.
3 - ep g., marco j.
4 - daphne o., gemma a.
7 - tringie c.
9 - alf c.
10 - leslie e.
11 - tita belen h., jenell c., vincent v.
12 - errol m.
14 - fay p.
15 - mian d.
17 - marjo v.
20 - rj v.
21 - aj c., jowie m., mark d., kayo c.
22 - erin s.c.
23 - jinny j.
24 - maan s.
25 - geof m.
26 - stenie c.
29 - wilmer z., benjo a.
30 - isabel r., che c.

God bless everyone!

March 10, 2009

Another Belated Monthly Greeting to all!

Happy birthday to all those celebrating their birthdays this month of March! May you all have a great time celebrating it with your loved ones.

1 - j-an c.
2 - sophia h., tamsin l.
4 - jc j.
5 - marj s-c, leigh s.
6 - lolo vic, guido j.
7 - ignacio h.
8 - tita tess h.
9 - jonner n.
10 - franz s.
12 - tita betty q.
15 - aaron mark h., jill e.
16 - denise t.
19 - patrick m.
21 - philip a.
23 - nat a.
25 - raymund c.
29 - mian b., gerald e.
30 - jem u.

God bless! Sorry for the delayed update =)

February 15, 2009

A late greeting for all February Celebrants!

Happy Happy Birthday to all those celebrating their birthdays this month of February. Sorry for the delayed posting.

1 - anna r.
4 - tot u., jolly f.
5 - doo-doo o.
6 - laya s.
10 - ken m., arn g.
11 - archie & alnair l.
12 - tita del, jm p.
13 - meghan h.
14 - paul d., val b., shami c., gidget a. , sheila g-a.
16 - pam p.
17 - dad
18 - nicole s.a.
19 - tito freddie, charo e., caitlin t., ate louis a.
20 - rex m.
21 - billie l.
25 - bangs h.
27 - dja-dja r.
28 - charlene f.

God bless all of you. May you all have a wonderful time celebrating it with loved ones. If I forgot someone's birthday, please feel free to leave a note saying I did so. Thanks!

January 1, 2009

Happy Birthday January celebrants!

Happy Birthday to all those celebrating their birthday this month! May you all have a wonderful time celebrating this special day of yours.

2 - chilai b., rommel s.
6 - sam c., jo-an c., & honeylyn b.
8 - terry r.
11 - tita lea c., matet a.
12 - kavita j.
13 - arbee b.
15 - mara m.
17 - marco s.
19 - jonah d.l.
20 - tito paul h., pattie p.g.
21 - pia m.
24 - allan l., gervin k., & ginny m.
25 - deedee t., pia m.
26 - ELISE's birthday!!!
27 - kris a.
28 - erika l., day s.
29 - lola rita
30 - FRANNY's birthday!!!

God bless! and more blessings be showered unto you by our good Lord!

December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!


May 2009 be wonderful year for all of us and may the good Lord continue to guide us and shower us with His blessings!

Take care everyone!

December 15, 2008

Survey Time! grabbed from Bea...

30 Things You'd Never Think to Ask

1. Have you ever been searched by the cops?

2. Do you close your eyes on roller coaster?
no! who would want to miss out on the view

3. When's the last time you've been sledding?
haven't sledded yet

4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?
of course with franny and elise

5. Do you believe in ghosts?
yup yup

6. Do you consider yourself creative?
depends... in making excuses -> extremely creative

7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife?
unfortunately, yes

8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie?
hmmm... i'd go with the latter

9. Can you honestly say you know ANYTHING about politics?
US politics yes, Philippine politics no.

10. Do you know how to play poker?

11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
i think it's something every crammer does in college

12. What's your favorite commercial?
the father involvement commercial, if you haven't seen it, check it out on my videos page.

13. Who was your first love?

14. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around you, do you run a red light?
before I would, not anymore

15. Do you have a secret that no one knows but you?
i think we all have secrets

16. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees?
Bronx Bombers!

17. Have you ever been Ice Skating?
yes, though I prefer rollerblading

18. How often do you remember your dreams?
I rarely do

19. What's the one thing on your mind?

20. Do you always wear your seat belt?

21. What talent do you wish you had?
i wish i knew how to play a musical instrument

22. Do you like Sushi?

23. What do you wear to bed?
boxers and a loose shirt

24. Do you truly hate anyone?

25. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be?
hmmm... haven't really given that much thought.

26. Do you know anyone in jail?

27. What food do you find disgusting?
i guess dinuguan

28. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their back?

29. Have you ever been punched in the face?

30. Do you believe in angels and demons?
yes to both
1. Would you marry for money?

2. Have you had braces?

3. Could you live without a computer?
once i'm done with my dissertation yes!

4. If you could live in any past time period, where would it be?
maybe during the height of Rome

5. Do you drink enough water?
i hope i do
6. Do you wear shoes in the house or take 'em off?
take 'em off

7. What are your favorite fruits?
mangoes and strawberries

8. What is your favorite place to visit?
Central Park

9. Are you photogenic?
i have no idea, i'll let others be the judge of that

10. Do you dream in color or black and white?

11. Why do you take survey??

12. Do you drink alcohol?

13. What is the most beautiful language?
huh? I think they are all unique and interesting

14. Do you like being kissed when you are asleep?
oh that's sweet, though I wouldn't know since I am asleep!

15. WHAT do you like MOST: Sunrise or sunset?
i prefer sunrise

16. Do you want to live until you're 100 yrs old?
as long as i'm not lying on a bed strapped to numerous machines

17. Is a flat stomach important to you?
HAHAHAHA!!! does it look that i put high importance on having one

19. When you watch movies at home, do you like the lights switched on or off?

20. Do you believe in magic?

22. Do you like to watch cartoons?
of course, saturday morning cartoons!

23. At what age did you find out that Santa Claus wasn't real?
no idea

24. Do you write poems?

25. Do you snore?
yes, guaranteed when i'm tired

26. You sleep more on your back, front,or sides?

27. Would you rather have a poodle or a rottweiler?
neither, but between the two I'll choose the latter

28. Are you basically a happy person?
i would like to think so

29. Are you tired?

30. Did you drink anything with caffeine?
32. How many landline/cellphones do you have in your house?
1 landline and 2 cellphones

33. Do you get along with your parents?
yup yup

34. Do u smoke?

35. Do you have a kitty?

36. Have you ever had a birthday party?
yeah before, not anymore.

37. What do you do when you're sad?
just get busy and let it pass

38. What do you need most now?
food, I'm hungry

39. What song are you listening to now?
40.what are you craving right now?
a steak burrito from Chipotle!

November 30, 2008

December celebrants!

Happy Birthday to all celebrating their special day this month!

God bless and again, if I forgot to mention someone, do leave a message that I may add them.

1 - ton-ton f.
4 - tonette d.
6 - daddy kiko
7 - mich b., raffy c.
8 - anna m., jay a.
10 - jay p.
11 - maharl s.
15 - tonypet a.
16 - anjelle g., timothy i.
17 - joey b.
18 - nicol p.
22 - tita angie m.
23 - marj m.
24 - tina k., bridget j.
26 - pia dl., ekay c.

Take care!