Friday, December 11, 2009

Poi Spinning

While hosting an event at the Intercon in Makati, Evie (Piper) and I got to try poi spinning or zip spinning and we were instantly hooked. "Fire Queen" Rachel Lobangco, who tells us she stays half the year in Boracay, was guest performer at the event and she was enthusiastic at teaching us the basics.

Now, Evie wants zips for Christmas. So do I! Haha. Maybe this summer we'll both get to zip in Boracay or some other beach.

Now that's something to look forward to.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

You Can Achieve Immortality Simply by Doing One Great Thing

Very cool ad from Johnnie Walker. Watch it on youtube.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bilog na Hugis Itlog


May bilog, may bilog na hugis itlog
Mare, mare, may ikukuwento ako sa 'yo, puwede?
Oo naman mare! Puwede!

Simula na po ang automation sa darating na 2010 elections
Sa automation bibilis, bibilis ang bilangan
Kaya lalong dapat nating bantayan
Nasa balota na mga pangalan ng kandidatong pagpipilian
Alamin na po natin ang automation, paano nga ba'ng gagawin?
Ano'ng bagong instruction?

May bilog, may bilog na hugis itlog
May bilog, may bilog na hugis itlog
Ang kailangan sa bilog ay simpleng-simple lang
Itiman, i-shade loob ng bilog

Hanapin ang bilog sa tapat ng pangalan
ng kandidatong napupusuan
Ang bilog, ang bilog sa tapat ng pangalan
'Yan ang dapat nating markahan
Gets mo ba? Gets ko na!
Gets na gets na talaga!

Computer ang magbabasa ng ating mga balota
Kung mali ang pagmarka baka boto mo'y mabasura
Sayaaaang!

Balota mo'y alagaan, boto'y makapangyarihan
Huwag gusutin o dungisan upang tiyak na mabilang
Ang boto mo, boto mo, makapangyarihan
Pumili tayo ng tuwid, ng may paninindigan

Tunay na lider na magsisilbi sa bayan
Yan ang kailangan, kailangan ng bayan
Isang Presidente, Bise Presidente
Mga Senador, puwede hanggang dose
Isang Congressman at isang Party List lang
Huwag na, huwag nang dagdagan
Isang Mayor, may Vice Mayor
At kung ilang Konsehal kailangan
Isang Gobernador, at kanyang Bise
At kung ilang Bokal, puwede!

Hanapin ang bilog Sa tapat ng pangalan
ng kandidatong napupusuan
Ang bilog, ang bilog sa tapat ng pangalan
'Yan ang dapat nating markahan

May bilog, may bilog na hugis itlog
May bilog, may bilog na hugis itlog
Ang kailangan sa bilog ay simpleng-simple lang
Itiman, i-shade loob ng bilog
Ang loob ng bilog na hugis itlog
Huwag bibilugan, loob ang dapat itiman
Ang loob ng bilog na hugis itlog
Aw!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

WANTED: Writers

A friend is looking for a project-based creative writer for below-the-line activations and promos (i.e. events, etc.) If you, or any of your friends are interested, please do not hesitate to email your resumes to agflo@yahoo.com, or call 474-4568 for details. You may also visit their office at the address below:

Creativeworx, Inc.
206 P. Martinez Street
Daang Bakal, Mandaluyong City

What is a Life Coach?


We've seen them on TV - the likes of Oprah, Dr. Phil, or Rhonda Britten from Starting Over. They are the new breed of gurus on TV that people listen to and turn to for advice on anything from managing stress and recovering from trauma and bad relationships, to setting life goals and achieving them. They're called life coaches. And life coaching is now considered a profession.

I lifted the following definition of a life coach from about.com.

These new professionals deal with relatively healthy people who want to improve their lives in specific ways, such as changing careers, finding a healthy relationship, taking their business to a new level, losing weight or deepening their self-understanding, for example. They deal with stress management as well as time management, goal setting and other key areas of change to help their clients lead more balanced lives that better reflect clients’ personal values and priorities. It differs from therapy in that the focus is more on the present and future than the past, more on goals and behaviors than emotions and emotional patterns, and there is a more equal balance of power between the coach and client than between the typical therapist and client. Also Known As: Personal Coach

- Elizabeth Scott, M.S., About.com Guide

I'm lucky to be friends with one such professional, Alvin Chingcuangco. He's always been an engaging conversationalist so it came as no surprise when he told me he's now a licensed coach. Good onya, Alvin! And good for us. Haha.


If you or your friends ever need the services of a professional life coach, just tell me. I'll be glad to hook you up with Alvin.

Cheers!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy

My current favorite song. This is Happy by Leona Lewis.

Music Code Provided by MusicVideolife.com

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

On Microblogging and Traveling

Haven't been doing a lot of blog writing recently because of work and the many other distractions of my life (read as love life). I have been able to squeeze in a few minutes here and there, though, to do microblogging.

Posting here selected tweets from my
Twitter account, which includes tweets about running (which I have been doing a lot lately), moving on from a break-up (with someone I sincerely loved), music and music writing, my love affair with the rain, and ironically, tweets about twin horrors, Ondoy and Pepeng.

The latest tweet expresses my strong urge to book me a ticket far from here.
As in really far from here. A sign that I'm ready to move forward? Or just me wanting to escape again? Hmmm.


Itching to travel.about 3 hours ago from web

Blind-sided is what you are when things you don't see coming at you actually hit you. Happens all the time in all places in all situations.5:16 AM Oct 26th from web

Sore (in a good way) and loving it.9:31 PM Oct 23rd from web

Upped intensity today. Maintaining it in the coming runs.9:50 PM Oct 21st from web

@BrentCorrigan we can't be bound by labels, we must all live free and be who we choose to be, can't let anyone stop you from evolving ;-)11:36 PM Oct 19th from web in reply to BrentCorrigan

Running and tweeting. Bad bad habit. LOL.7:47 AM Oct 19th from mobile web

You broke my sink, and my heart with it.5:17 PM Oct 18th from web

BLINDSIDED. There's a song title right there. Now for the music and lyrics.2:00 AM Oct 17th from web

Exhausted but can't sleep. Tried counting sheep but they all just end up staked onto the fence. How many more overweight sheep have to die?1:34 AM Oct 17th from web

Blind-sided. Again. Surprised? No. Seen too many twisted plots on TV it's hard to feign even mild surprise when it happens in real life.11:23 PM Oct 16th from web

I run to eat :-P2:43 AM Oct 16th from web

@annaisdanielle how does one get featured on amateur night, i sing, i play, and i have originals9:43 PM Oct 15th from mobile web

Out for a run.5:25 PM Oct 15th from mobile web

No time for losers 'cause we are the champions of the world!3:39 AM Oct 13th from web

I'm a risk taker, not a gambler.2:50 AM Oct 13th from web

I remember wanting so bad to be in on the adult issues when I was younger. What the hell was I thinking back then?11:06 PM Oct 11th from mobile web

Adulthood. Sigh.6:37 PM Oct 11th from mobile web

Aaaaah... runner's high.11:00 PM Oct 10th from mobile web

Does anybody still need delivery trucks to transport relief goods? There's a group that has two, and about 200 mountaineers ready to help.1:54 PM Oct 8th from mobile web

Runner's high :-)8:09 PM Oct 7th from mobile web

525,600 minutes. 525,600 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes, how do you measure, measure a year?5:23 AM Oct 7th from web

Gotta start sleeping at night.10:44 AM Oct 5th from mobile web

5PM: PEPENG has made landfall over East Coast of Cagayan and traversing Extreme North Luzon http://www.pagasa.dost.gov....5:53 PM Oct 3rd from web

Public storm signal #1 lifted from Metro Manila.Let's hope the rest of the country is spared http://www.pagasa.dost.gov....10:12 AM Oct 3rd from web

It's raining now. Here we go.4:55 PM Oct 2nd from web

Only 3PM and it's dark outside.3:18 PM Oct 2nd from web

Gotta remember to buy a flashlight and lots of batteries, and candles, and food, and water. Stay safe, friends. Big one coming.11:26 PM Oct 1st from web

Grim forecast about #pepeng http://bit.ly/OWMQQ - God be with us all.3:42 PM Oct 1st from web

will ace it, and will get it, and will do it! Onwards. Onwards. Onwards! No looking back.2:26 AM Oct 1st from web

Aaaaah... love the feel of wind on my face.9:25 PM Sep 30th from mobile web

@monicafrancesca darkest secret? I'm a closet heterosexual who's secretly in love with @annaisdanielle7:06 PM Sep 30th from mobile web

Running tonight, after work. Look forward, onwards. No looking back.3:00 PM Sep 30th from web

Looking at the road ahead. Onwards. Onwards. Onwards!4:33 AM Sep 30th from web

Push the action forward. Move the plot onwards. Onwards. Onwards. Onwards!7:49 AM Sep 27th from web

If others refuse to take action, I will.4:43 AM Sep 27th from web

Hope everyone's dry and warm.6:05 PM Sep 26th from web

Off to meet old friends from grade school. Onwards. Onwards. Onwards!6:40 PM Sep 25th from web

Grieving time is drawing to a close. Onwards. Onwards. Onwards!6:27 AM Sep 25th from web

Tonight's gonna be a good night. Tonight's gonna be a good, good night!10:34 PM Sep 24th from web

Just found out from a friend that my name, in kanji japanese script, means "love hunter." LOL. So painfully true! LOL.6:03 PM Sep 24th from web

Giving myself 'til Sunday to be done with all this grieving stuff.5:20 PM Sep 24th from web

wants to rest in peace.3:50 AM Sep 24th from web

Going out to drink. Alone if necessary.11:27 PM Sep 23rd from web

Loved, lost, and crying over it. Friends, save me from myself. On self-destruct mode.8:29 AM Sep 23rd from mobile web

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all - Alfred Lord Tennyson7:32 AM Sep 23rd from mobile web

@annaisdanielle single is sexy, therefore we are2:21 PM Sep 22nd from fring

Exhausted, but can't sleep.1:19 AM Sep 22nd from fring

@midee Are we that old? Lol. Now I wear a knee support when I engage in any physical activity! Lol.3:25 PM Sep 21st from web in reply to midee

Just met the most interesting person with the reddest, softest lips.9:15 AM Sep 21st from fring

I love the rain and I love to run. But will I love running in the rain?5:43 PM Sep 20th from fring

@midee For me running has become more than a fitness activity. It's therapy! LOL10:56 PM Sep 19th from web in reply to midee

Running clears my head.10:18 PM Sep 19th from web

Yes, I still think of you.2:23 PM Sep 19th from fring

is glad for the rain.2:29 PM Sep 16th from mobile web

is an acquired taste.6:04 AM Sep 11th from mobile web

needs change.3:19 AM Sep 10th from mobile web

wants to write a new song.9:55 PM Sep 9th from mobile web

Does anybody have the chords to Someone That I Used to Love?2:59 AM Sep 8th from mobile web

is growing up.2:01 AM Sep 8th from web

Sarado na ang tindahan.1:45 PM Sep 7th from web

is cutting his losses - closes shop with a heavy heart.11:19 PM Sep 6th from mobile web

But if by chance you think of me, remember me most sweetly. I loved you with all my heart. I loved you.6:00 AM Sep 6th from web

Gave it all I could ever give, but you didn't wanna believe. You know I've my life to live, and that's why I had to leave.5:54 AM Sep 6th from web

Ikaw ang hamog na humalik sa mga rosas, ang ilaw na bumasag sa dilim, ang umagang naghatid ng pag-asa at nagbigay liwanag sa 'king daigdig.5:39 AM Sep 6th from web

Crab and corn soup on a cold, rainy night. Mmm. Warms the tummy. And the heart.5:02 AM Sep 6th from mobile web

Ikaw ang laging laman ng isip, ang LSS na laging inaawit. Ikaw ang tonong sa puso'y nakaukit, ang himig na dala hanggang panaginip.4:04 AM Sep 6th from web

Sino ka ba? Excited na 'kong makilala ka. Ano'ng itsura mo? Ano ang hilig? Saan ka ba kinikilig?2:09 AM Sep 6th from web

I am alone on the shore of dreams, blowing cigarette smoke in streams, dusk sets on my love tonight, and I'm ready now to give up the fight.6:04 AM Sep 5th from web

If I had a minute for every hour that I wasted, I’d be rich in time - Jack Johnson, Broken (2006)4:00 AM Sep 3rd from web

supports The Philippine Red Party Project http://www.redparty.20fr.com/5:09 PM Aug 31st from web

Friday, October 16, 2009

Grind

Performed by Brownbuds
Music by Milo Miranda
Words and melodies by Glenn Ala


There's a buzz in my ear as the lights slowly dim
I can hear people sing to the music in my dream
Oh the beat brings me up to a high where I've never been
And your dancing and grinding are making my head spin

Grind, baby, grind, baby
Come on and shake your body
Grind, baby, grind, baby
Come over let's get busy

I can see how you love how I sing close to your ear
How our sweat drip and mix when we touch skin to skin
And I feel your blood pumping with your body gyrating
So come closer and open the door to let me in

Grind, baby, grind, baby
Come on and shake your body
Grind, baby, grind, baby
Come over let's get busy

The room is full and the night so young
You're too beautiful, that's just fine
Swing to my song let me take you home
Grind, baby, grind, come on!

Grind, baby, grind, baby
Come on and shake your body
Grind, baby, grind, baby
Come over let's get busy

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Philippine Red Party Project

Be aware. Know the facts. Be safe.

Join the Philippine Red Party on September 5, Saturday, 7:00 PM at San Miguel by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia. Features Rivermaya, Shamrock, Coffeebreak Island, Slapshock, The Dawn, Topjunk, and Snakecharmer.

Organized by the Infectious Diseases Section of the Philippine General Hospital for the HIV and AIDS patients of PGH.

See poster for details, or visit The Philippine Red Party Project website.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Eleksyon 2010 Na... Tatakbo Ka Ba?

Registration is extended for Eleksyon 2010 Na... Tatakbo Ka Ba? - GMA Network's Eleksyon 2010 Advocacy Run in 5k and 10k categories. You may register until August 28, 2009 at the following venues:

GMA NETWORK CENTER
Timog Entrance
Monday-Sunday, 8AM to 10PM

STA. LUCIA EAST GRAND MALL
August 22-23, 10AM to 6PM

BONIFACIO HIGH STREET
Activity Area between Rox and Starbucks
August 22-23, 10AM to 6PM

FESTIVAL MALL
3rd Floor near Treasure Trove
August 25-26, 10AM to 6PM

Registration is at Php 250. You may download the registration forms here.

Support clean elections and good governance. Join this run! Register now for Eleksyon 2010 Na... Tatakbo Ka Ba? (A 5k and 10k Advocacy Run). Race is on August 30, 2009, Sunday, 5:30 AM, at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

For inquiries please call:

MARGE CARINO
982-7777 local 3022
0927-5795251
mdcarino@gmanetwork.com

ADLAI ASTURIANO
982-7777 local 8103
0920-9545725

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tonight I Turn 35

Tonight, I turn 35. And tonight, I celebrate 35 years of life, love, and change with real happiness in my heart. As most of my friends know, I've made a career out of being happy. Happiness to me is a mindset and a lifestyle, and I thank God for teaching me the discipline of happiness and for giving me the opportunity to share it with family, friends, and the people I work with and meet every day.

So here's to more happy years for me, and many more years of spreading the discipline of happiness, and the joy of living, loving, and changing. Cheers!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

An Unfinished Song Written by Two Formerly Lonely Friends

Why open doors to let the hurt in?
Why let doubt and confusion set in?
Why give love a chance to rule your world?
Why let love? Why let love?

Is there nothing behind the veil?
No happy endings, nothing to gain?
A room full of promises
Is empty when there is pain.

Love comes knocking on your door
And sells you nothing new
But there’s no sale to be made.
And then there was you.

With love there are no locks,
So the doors are always open.
No veil, so love could see through
And the room – filled by me and you
In a dance, with a glance
Love always deserves a chance.

- Written by Glenn Ala and in part by Jay Redondo, on one of those nights

Found this in my email. Transcript by Jay of an exchange of text messages on one of those sad drinking nights. It just seems appropriate to post this now, especially since both of us have found our own loves within weeks from each other. I feel a song coming.

Monday, July 6, 2009

LSS

NEW SONG ALERT!
NEW SONG ALERT!
NEW SONG ALERT!
Hehehe. This one's called LSS.
As is my usual disclaimer, please forgive the crude playing and singing.


LSS (Last Song Syndrome)


Ladadaradada... dadadaradaradarararara...

Ginising mo’ng nanahimik kong puso
pinukaw ang damdamin kong
nagmistulang bato

Pinanabik ako sa himig na inawit
sa gabing pinaningning
nitong mga bituin

Ikaw ang laging laman ng isip
ang LSS na laging inaawit
ikaw ang tonong sa puso’y nakaukit
ang himig na dala hanggang panaginip

Ladadaradada... dadadaradaradarararara...

Singtamis nga ba ng tinig mong malamig
ang pag-ibig na hatid
anong kaba nitong dibdib!

Ang bawat himig at salitang nagmumula
sa ‘yong bibig nagbibigay init
sa gabing malamig

Ikaw ang laging laman ng isip
ang LSS na laging inaawit
ikaw ang tonong sa puso’y nakaukit
ang himig na dala hanggang panaginip

Ladadaradada... dadadaradaradarararara...

Kahit di ko aminin
kaysarap ulit-ulitin
dahil ang tinig mo
tanging ang himig mo
ang naririnig ng puso ko

Ladadaradada... dadadaradaradarararara...

- completed today, July 6th, for Vincent

Saturday, July 4, 2009

My Eyes on You





Friday, June 26, 2009

Fifty: 50 Years of News, 50 Artists

If you have time, please visit the first-ever department-wide exhibit of the GMA News and Public Affairs Department. I have 2 digital artworks on display, inspired by Hina, the Hawaiian goddess of butterflies, love, and communication.

The exhibit runs two weeks beginning Monday, June 29, until Friday, July 10.

FIFTY: 50 YEARS OF NEWS, 50 ARTISTS
Art Behind the Camera

In 1959, a team put out a nightly newscast called Newscoop. That team became the forerunner of what is now known as the GMA Network News and Public Affairs Group.

Since then, GMA’s News and Public Affairs Department has been at the forefront of the country’s history, producing award-winning newscasts and programs that tell our people’s story. Over the years, it has bagged numerous awards, including the first and only Peabody Award for the Philippines and numerous medals from the New York Festivals and the US International Film and Video Awards.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Department gathers 50 of its members and mounts its first-ever department-wide exhibit billed, Fifty: 50 Years of News, 50 Artists.

The exhibit will showcase works of the people that power the News and Public Affairs Department – from its directors, program managers, reporters, hosts, and producers, to its video and computer graphics editors, researchers, and staff. Fifty will feature works as diverse as the artists themselves – from photographs and paintings, to sculptures.

Participating artists include: Issa Aguas, Dodgie Aguinaldo, Glenn Ala, Jay Amor, Love Anover, Randy Arrojo, Alyx Arumpac, Samuel Austria, Lundle Bolano, She Bruan, Deo Bugaoisan, Jack Cabanayan, Portia Carbonell, Ada Canas, Nelson Canlas, Arlene Carnay, Pye Cruz, Rovie dela Cruz, Carol Eguaras, Eva Ercilla, Marj Espejo, Redge Estrada, Marissa Flores, Tonipet Gaba, Ever Lawrence Gutierrez, Marie Abigail Lara, Charie Lagonoy , Joy Madrigal, Erwin Mata, Joseph Morong, Jay Orense, Tin Agustin-Padilla, Aileen Padua, Sheila Paras, Tina Perez, Jeco Placio, Kikoy Rapadas, Ferds Recio, Benedict Rellema, Sixto del Rosario, Kiko Rustia, Marie Saballegue, CJ Salas, Joel San Luis, Jessica Soho, Howie Severino, May delos Santos, Raffy Tima, Jay Taruc, and Jayjay Villamarin.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of the photos, paintings, sketches, and sculptures will go to the GMA Kapuso Foundation.

The exhibit opens with music, poetry, and art on June 29, 2009, 4:00 PM at the Mezzanine and Lobby of the GMA Network Center, located at EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City, and will run until July 10.

For more details, you may call Kelly Vergel de Dios at 0917-5379512, Pye Cruz at 0922-8807126, Randy Arrojo at 0905-2843465, or Joseph Morong at 0918-9172676.

The King of Pop is Dead

I grew up singing and dancing to his hits. And now, the King of Pop is dead.

I remember seeing something similar, if not this exact same clip, but here is Michael Jackson, in one of his most memorable performances.

While there are countless nerve-tingling moments in his storied career, few had the cataclysmic and immediate impact as his performance of "Billie Jean" on the now legendary "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever" TV special in 1983. For anyone that was there or watching it as it happened, it was a moment that literally changed pop culture overnight.
- Pop & Hiss, The L.A. Times music blog

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Back to Writing

I want to go back to writing. And that's that. Hehe. I won't be posting our Qtube materials here anymore.

For fans of Qtube, please visit our official website, qtube.ph, our gmanews website, and our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. You may also add us up and check out our facebook account and our facebook fan page. Soon to come is our multiply account. Watch out for that.

Now, back to regular programming.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Good Times Manila, Happy Fart, Personal Online Storage, Pinoy Celeb Tweeters, Moymoy Palaboy, Happy Pinoys, and the Andi and Andy Virals – on Qtube!

QTUBE EPISODE 14
(Season 2 Opener)
Airing June 18, 2009


Get ready for Good Times Manila. Be fashionably blissful with Happy Fart. Get your own personal storage online. Follow your local favorite celebs with Twitter. Visit the online home of Moymoy Palaboy. Find out how happy Pinoys are, and have fun watching the first Andi and Andy Viral Video Masterpiece! These and more this Thursday, 10:15 PM on Qtube!

Online Now On-Air!
Welcome the bigger, badder, and supersized second season of your only online connection on TV – Qtube! Expect MORE – more sites, more virals, more web tips, and more of Andi and Andy!


Blogger’s Digest: Good Times!
Get ready for news that will change your life! Good Times Manila delivers some of the funniest online stories, all of which are not true! Find out why this blog has become a perennial favorite among internets. This week, Blogger’s Digest puts the spotlight on goodtimesmanila.com!


i-Shop: Happy Fart!
Fashionistas and art lovers out there, this site is just for you! Check out hip and happening designer Happy Andrada’s venture into the world of online shopping – the interestingly-named happyfart.com!

i-Hotspot: Personal Online Storage!
Working with online storage sites is like having your own personal USB drive on the web. Exactly what you’ve been looking for? Find out the pros and cons of having personal online storage on this week's i-Hotspot feature!


i-Hotspot: Tweet Twit!
Twitter is taking the pop-culture landscape by storm. Need proof? Just check out the number of A-list celebs tweeting on the net with abandon. Demi Moore and P. Diddy aren’t the only prolific tweeters out there. We’ve also got a slew of local celebs who are certified tweeters!


Celebrity Website of the Week: The Dynamic Duo!
Who’s the most famous Pinoy duo on the web now? Moymoy Palaboy, of course! If you want updates on their new stuff, this is your chance to catch up. We’ll let them tell you themselves on this week’s Celebity Website feature.

i-Bytes: The Happiest People on Earth!
Find out how Pinoys fare in this special survey site! You think we landed on the Top 10? Or did we drop to the Bottom 10? Find out on i-Bytes this week!


New Segment: The Andi and Andy Viral Videos!
This week we decided to close the show with the start of something special! Week after week, we always promote viral videos that either entertain or excruciate. Now it’s OUR turn to be web stars! That’s right! We present – not necessarily due to popular demand but will for sure in the future – the first Andy and Andy Viral Video Masterpiece!

Catch all these on Qtube – your 100% virus-free internet TV – with your online on-air guides, Andi Manzano and Andy Smith! This Thursday, 10:15 PM, on Q Channel 11!

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, qtube.ph. For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mineral Make-up On the Web, Ramon Bautista, Facebook’s Serious and Fun Sides, the Cebu Inmate’s Newest Video, and Christian Bautista Online on Qtube!

QTUBE EPISODE 13
Airing June 11, 2009


Get the best mineral make-up online. Meet Ramon Bautista. Check out the fun and the serious sides of Facebook. Wonder at the new Cebu Inmates’ viral video. And overload on Christian Bautista online!

Online Now On-Air!
The worldwide web can be a strange and unfamiliar place. Not unless you have a great guide to give you the grand tour of cyberspace – like us!

i-Shop: Make-up!
barenaturals.multiply.com is the only place to go to when you want the best in mineral make-up online. Ladies, this one’s for you!


Blogger’s Digest: Ramon Bautista
He’s everywhere – on TV, on radio, billboards, and now, even the web! No, he’s not Piolo Pascual. He’s a man of many media hats. He’s Ramon Bautista, our Blogger of the week!


i-Hotspot: The Serious Side of Facebook
Beyond Pet Society, Mob Wars, and Super-poking lies a serious side to Facebook. What happens to a deceased persons’ Facebook account? Or how do companies use the site for background checks? The answers to all these question on this week’s I-Hotspot.

i-Bytes: Facebook Games
What are your favorite Facebook games? This week, we list down the most popular games on your favorite social networking site. Facebook games are on this week’s i-Bytes.


i-Share: Cebu Inmates’ New Video!
These guys broke into the viral scene with their dance interpretations of popular songs! On this week’s i-Share, the Cebu Inmates are back with their own take on Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho. Enjoy!


Celebrity Website of the Week: Christian Bautista!
Can’t get enough of Christian Bautista? Get your fix online with christianbautistaonline.com – our celeb site of the week.


Plus, another dose of Net-tionary! These and more delivered by your online on-air buddies, Andi Manzano and Andy Smith. Catch Qtube this Thursday, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11!

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, qtube.ph. For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Amazing Talent


When I grow up, I wanna be just like him. Big sigh. He is 12-year old Sungha Jung - guitar prodigy from South Korea.







Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gmail Labs, Pasalubong Online, AI Fansite, Fab Gadgets, Click the City, Sittizens Online, and Web Updates on Qtube this Thursday!

QTUBE EPISODE 12
Airing June 4, 2009

Learn about the new Gmail. Send pasalubong online. Visit the ultimate AI fansite. Know where to get Fab Gadgets. Join Sittizens online. And Click the City this Thursday on Qtube, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11.

Online Now On-Air!
The two things people nowadays can’t live without – the TV and the internet! So it makes sense to tune in to Qtube, which is the ultimate merger of the net and the box! Here’s what’s on this Thursday.

i-Hotspot: The New Gmail
Gmail users, you’re in for a treat! The geniuses behind Google have taken your Gmail experience to another level with Gmail Labs! Learn more about the newest features in this week’s i-Hotspot.

i-Hotspot: Pasalubong Online!
Overseas Pinoys love to send pasalubong back to the homeland. Now there’s a site that helps them do just that – easier and faster with just one click! Find out more in our second i-Hotspot feature.

Blogger’s Digest: American Idol Craze
From balikbayan deliveries to overseas Pinoys themselves – let’s talk about one Fil-Am who’s making waves in the blogosphere for his super-popular American Idol fansite. Meet Rickey Yaneza on this week’s Blogger’s Digest.

i-Shop: Fab Gadgets
Girl gadget geeks, rejoice! Because now there’s a site on the net that caters to your one true passion – the latest techie toys. Haven’t heard of Fab Gadgets yet? This time you will.

i-Bytes: Click the City!
Want to know the latest happenings in the Metro but don’t know where to start? Insiders know there’s only one place to look on the web – clickthecity.com!

Celebrity Website: Sittizens!
She’s the one and only Queen of Bossa Nova and she’s the chosen one for Celebrity Website of the Week! Find out where Sittizens get the latest update from their idol!

Web updates: Be Updated!
Find out what’s new on Yahoo!. Plus, get a load of important updates from cyberspace!

Get your weekly online, on-air fix with Andi Manzano and Andy Smith. Tune in to Qtube this Thursday, 10:15 PM, on Q channel 11!

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, qtube.ph. For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wedding Planning, Online OJT Search, Online Bookstores, Student Blogger, Sitti's Site, Ako Mismo and the Hayden Cam Scandal – on Qtube this Thursday!

QTUBE EPISODE 11
Airing May 28, 2009


Plan weddings online. Find your dream internship. Shop for books on the net. Meet student blogger, Victor Villanueva. Plus, take a peek at Sitti’s home on the net, the Ako Mismo Campaign and the Hayden Cam Scandal!

i-Hotspot: Wedding Bells!
Wedding planning is so stressful that it’s no wonder it turns mild-mannered, perfectly reasonable women into fire breathing bridezillas! Fortunately for brides-to-be, the internet is a wonderful source of wedding suppliers that help make wedding planning a bit easier. Here are some online sites that are worth visiting to help you make your big wedding dreams come true!

i-Bytes: OJT Careers
College is more than boozing it up with blockmates week after week. Yes QTubers, college is also there to help you figure out what you want to do thanks to one little program – On-the-Job Training or OJT. OJT is a sacred rite of passage that every college student must pass. And now there’s an online site that can help prospective OJT-ers find that elusive dream internship.

Blogger’s Digest: Student Blogger
If there’s one demographic who knows how to wield the worldwide web to their advantage, it’s the youth. Meet a young man who dares to go beyond the youthful trappings of Facebook and Multiply and uses the net to let his views be heard loud and proud. Victor Villanueva is on tonight’s Blogger’s Digest.

i-Shop: Online Bookstore
Summer may have unofficially ended last month with the early onslaught of monsoon rains, but now that May is winding up, we can officially say that students, your summer days are numbered! The bright side? Back to school shopping! Here’s where you can go on the web to look too cool for school.

i-Hotspot: Ako Mismo Campaign
The Ako Mismo campaign urges Filipinos to play a more active role in nation-building by starting with themselves. A good cause or a lost cause? Find out what netizens say about it on this week i-Hotspot feature.

i-React: Hayden Cam
These last couple of weeks, the internet was abuzz with juiciest of scandals. Intimate videos of celebrity doctor, Hayden Kho, with female personalities like Katrina Halili spread like wildfire on the net and became one of the most downloaded torrents of the week. Internets – people who are always online – are left wondering: How safe are we really when it comes to scandals, video sharing, and cyberspace?

Celebrity Website of the Week: Sitti
She’s the one and only Queen of Bossa Nova and she’s the chosen one for Celebrity Website of the Week! Find out where Sittizens get the latest update from their idol!

Online Now On-Air!
There are approximately 650 million internet users in Asia alone, and if you’re part of this demographic, then you should tune in to Qtube! We’re the only show in the country that takes what’s online on-air! Join Andi Manzano and Andy Smith on Qtube this Thursday, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11!

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, qtube.ph. For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Friday, May 22, 2009

WRU

Just had to repost :-(


WRU - Kokum

Pudpod na ang suwelas ng sapatos, ngawit na ang binti sa kalalakad, kahahanap sa iyo. Pumipintig mga ugat, mga mata'y lumuluwa katitingin sa kawalan, sa kawalan. O nasaan?

Sinuyod na lahat ng maisipang puntahan, at laging gising sa kagigimik, kaiikot sa gabi. Sinuong na ang baha, sinugod ang bagyo, pinilit na masilip ang anino mo, woooh, mahal ko.

Ikaw ang nag-iisang laman ng panaginip ko
Bumibilis ang tibok, ang tibok, ang tibok ng puso ko
Sa tuwing maiisip kong hinihintay mo rin ako
Sa tuwing maiisip ko, maiisip na magkikita rin tayo
Mahal ko, magkakakilala rin tayo

Sino ka ba? Excited na 'kong makilala ka. Ano'ng itsura mo? Ano ang hilig? Sa'n ka ba kinikilig? Bago pa makita ka alam ko nang mahal kita 'di maiisip na iwanan ka, woooh, ako'y iyong-iyo.

Ikaw ang nag-iisang laman ng panaginip ko
Bumibilis ang tibok, ang tibok, ang tibok ng puso ko
Sa tuwing maiisip kong hinihintay mo rin ako
Sa tuwing maiisip ko, maiisip na magkikita rin tayo
Mahal ko, magkakakilala rin tayo

Woooh, ikaw ang hinihintay, sana ika'y abot-kamay
Pasabugin ang kulay, dahil sa 'king buhay

Ikaw ang nag-iisang laman ng panaginip ko
Bumibilis ang tibok, ang tibok, ang tibok ng puso ko
Sa tuwing maiisip kong hinihintay mo rin ako
Sa tuwing maiisip ko, maiisip na magkikita rin tayo
Mahal ko, magkakakilala rin tayo

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Jamlegend, Woopra, the Artist Chef, Online Bakeshop, Shelfari, and Kyla Forever - this Thursday on Qtube!

Qtube Episode 10
Airing May 21, 2009

Be a rock icon online. Track your popularity on the web. Meet the Artist Chef. Shop for your favorite sweets online. Plus, flip through the pages of Shelfari and visit Kyla Forever!

Online Now On-Air!
This is your weekly dose of what's hip, hot and happening on the web! We show you what you missed and what you have yet to discover. We introduce you to the men and women behind your favorite web hangouts! We teach you how to make your net life easier, one click at a time! We are your only online on-air show – Qtube!

i-Hotspot: Be a rock icon online!
Admit it – deep down inside you’re a rockstar. The singing in the shower and rocking out to your air guitar – you are why Guitar Hero and Rock Band were created. Now you can nurture your inner Gwen Stefani with the help of the net. jamlegend.com is the stuff rockstars are made of – online!

i-Bytes: Track your popularity on the web!
Judging from the number of comments you get you could tell whether or not your website or blog is generating buzz. But if you want to know exactly how much buzz your site is getting, you might want to get woopra to keep track of your site traffic. Woopra online statistics and analytics is on i-Bytes this week.

Blogger’s Digest: The Artist Chef!
Being an artist requires passion and skillful hands. Same goes with being a chef. But what if you were both? On Blogger’s Digest this week, Joan Manalang – the internet’s one and only artist chef!

i-Shop: Online Bakeshop!
Sinful. Decadent. Irresistible. The grand finale to every meal – desserts! Desserts go along with just about anything! And just when you thought the internet can't get any better, online bakeshops come along. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this week’s i-Shop.

i-Hotspot: Book sharing online!
Whether you’re a certified bookworm or a neophyte about to embark on the greatest reading adventure of his life, you’ll realize that sometimes finding a good book can be quite a challenge. The booklover’s secret? Going online and flipping through the webpages of shelfari!

Celebrity website of the week: Kyla Forever!
R&B Princess, Kyla, is in a league of her own. Her voice catapulted her into fame and today, she has the distinction of being one of the country’s top performers. This week, we get up close and personal with certified Kapuso star, Kyla, and browse through her official website, Kyla Forever, in our Celebrity Website of the Week!

Join the growing family of Qtubers! Catch Andi Manzano and Andy Smith on Qtube – every Thursday, 10:15pm, on Q channel 11!

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, qtube.ph. For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Internet Nannies, Planning Vacations Online, New Celebrity Site, Best Pinoy V-Logger, and eBay!

Qtube Episode 9
Airing May 14, 2009

Learn how to make the internet more kid-friendly with internet nannies. Plan your perfect vacation with the best travel sites online. Check out our Celebrity Website of the Week. Meet the man hailed as the best Pinoy v-logger and get a sneak peek of his latest video opus, plus shop till you drop with eBay Philippines – these and more this Thursday on Qtube, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11.

Online Now On-Air!
What's faster than a speeding bullet? More powerful than a locomotive? Able to take you from place to place in a single bound – or click? It’s the superman of all technological inventions – the internet!

i-Hotspot: Internet Nanny
Surfing the net can be fun, but with sex predators lurking in dark corners and sex sites popping up left and right, the internet can also be a very bad place – especially for young kids. Enter the internet nanny! Now parents can use the internet nanny to help make the web a safer, kid-friendlier place.

i-Travel: Plan your dream vacation on-line!
Summer is all about getting out of the city and going on a grand adventure. What better way to plan your dream holiday than by getting a little help from the net. The web is brimming with thousands of travel sites and we've taken it upon ourselves to pick out the best from the rest.

Blogger’s Digest: V-logger Cokskiblue
Videoblogging is the next stage in the evolution of blogging. And although it’s at its infancy in the Philippines, there is one man who is truly pioneering this innovative platform – Coy Coballes a.k.a. Coksiblue in cyberspace!

i-Share Exclusive: Cokskiblue
If you can’t get enough of v-logger Coy Caballes and his popular v-logs on the web, here’s your chance to see his next v-log before it comes out on the web. Get an exclusive sneak peek at his next Coskiblue installment!



i-Shop: ebay.ph
Who doesn't love dropping some hard earned dough on that hard-to-find item that you can't find in any store near you? Why not try the internet auction sites – they’re every shopaholic and treasure hunter’s best friend on the web! See why eBay.ph is one of the most popular sites of its kind in the Philippines.

Surfing the web is our passion, and our mission is to show you guys what's hip and hot in cyberspace! Join Andi Manzano and Andy Smith as they explore the wonderful world of the web this Thursday, 10:15 pm on Q Channel 11 – only on Qtube!

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, qtube.ph. For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Celebrity Cyberhomes, Stellar Accessories, Sidetripping with Howie Severino, Blogosphere's Fashionistas and Many More this Thursday, May 7, on Qtube!

Visit Dingdong Dantes' home on the web. Feel stellar with Chynna Ortaleza. Go on a side trip with Howie Severino. Have tea with blogosphere's fashionistas and learn how to put up your own blog. These and more on Qtube this Thursday, 10:15 PM, on Q Channel 11!

Online Now On-Air!
Through the internet, you're wired with practically everyone, including the biggest, the hippest, and the hottest beings on the planet. And we're here to show you how you can click your way away.

i-Hotspot: Celebrity Website of the Week
Gone are the days when stargazing meant a trip to the studios or the movie premieres. Thanks to the internet, fans now have quick and easy access to their idols - online! Visit the cyberhomes of your favorite stars on our new weekly segment. And first on our list - Dingdong Dantes!

i-Shop
Unleash the fashionista in you. Feel stellar with stellar01.multiply.com - an online shopping site for accessories owned by celebrity entrepreneur, Chynna Ortaleza.

Blogger's Digest
His in-depth stories on television and print have fascinated many. Online, Howie Severino, gets more personal and attempts to "find relevance in the exotic and the commonplace." Flip through Howie Severino's Sidetrip on this week's Blogger's Digest and get to know this multi-awarded journalist and documentarist.

Special Coverage
The fashionistas of blogosphere gather for a night of talks, tea, and tete-a-tete. And we were there to witness it all! Andi talks the talk and walks the walk and gives us the latest on beauty, style and fashion.

i-Report
Do you have a facebook, multiply, or myspace account that has your picture, personal information and all, but is not actually yours? Get a heads up on the possible dangers of your friendly neighborhood social networking sites. We'll give you a few tips on how to avoid being the next victim.

i-Share
On i-Share, we not only show you sneak peeks of just-to-be-released internet videos we also give you the low-down on the hottest ones on the web. Our discovery of the week: Improv Everywhere, a New York-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Hilarity guaranteed.




i-Bytes
Nowadays, it’s easy for everyone to lay claim to his own piece of private land in cyberspace. But don’t you fret, there’s more than enough to go around. Finally decided to put up your own blog? Our special i-Byte feature this week will show you how.

Join Andi Manzano and Andy Smith this Thursday, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11, for another exciting episode of Qtube – your 100% virus-free internet TV.

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, qtube.ph. For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Best Pound for Pound Ever, Shoe Heaven Online, Hack-Proofing, Flickr, Mobile Downloads, and Chico the Strange Fruit

Go toe-to-toe with “the best pound for pound ever.” Experience shoe heaven on the net. Hack-proof your online accounts. Click, click and Flickr, then go gaga with mobile mania. Plus, meet Chico the Strange Fruit.

Special Segment
The best pound for pound ever, Manny Pacquiao, goes head to head with the Hitman, Ricky Hatton, and we’re here to keep you toe-to-toe with the juiciest updates on this highly anticipated brawl. On i-Hotspot, we’ll show you where to go for the blow by blow.

i-Shop
If there’s no quenching your thirst for footwear, then there’s no doubt you will love this week’s i-Shop feature: sassyspot.multiply.com. It’s where shoe lovers converge online to satisfy their cravings for imported shoes. Shoe heaven is up on i-Shop.

i-Hotspot
Attention, all shutterbugs! If you love photos and you love sharing them, listen up because we’ll show you how to click, click, click, and flickr, flickr, flickr! Flickr.com is on i-Hotspot.

i-Bytes
Jazz up your mobile phones with the latest ringtones, the fanciest themes, and the coolest applications available on the net. This week, i-Bytes takes you around the net for the best mobile fixes.

Special Segment
Internet hacking has made victims out of greenhorns and professionals alike. It’s time to turn your computer into a virtual fortress and your accounts secure. Here’s a few tips on how you can make your emails, websites, and computers hack-proof.

Blogger’s Digest
He’s a well-loved radio jock and TV personality. But few people know that he is also a prolific writer and blogger. On this week’s Blogger’s Digest, meet blogosphere’s Strange Fruit, Chico Garcia.

It’s fast-paced and ever evolving. It’s high tech and ever expanding. It connects you and me and everyone else on the planet. And it makes the world such a better place to live in. Online now on-air with Andi Manzano and Andy Smith this Thursday, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11, only on your 100% virus-free internet TV – Qtube!

Watch out for the launch this week of Qtube's official website, qtube.ph, and The Andi and Andy Blog at andiandandy.blogspot.com.

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, qtube.ph. For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Liwanag

Sumikat ang araw, sumilip sa ‘king bintana
Dumampi sa ‘king mga pisngi ang init ng ‘yong kalinga

Pagmulat nitong mga mata, nariyan ka
Kasabay sa ‘king pagkakahimbing, gabay sa ‘king paggising

Ikaw ang hamog na humalik sa mga rosas
Ang ilaw na bumasag sa dilim
Ikaw ang umagang naghatid ng pag-asa
Ang nagbigay-liwanag sa aking daigdig

Umihip ang hangin, tangay ang aking pagsamo
Ibubulong sa ‘yo nang taimtim paglingap ko at pangako

Kasama sa ‘yong paglalakbay, karamay
Nandito ako sa ‘yong tabi hanggang lumipas ang gabi (dahil)

Ikaw ang hamog na humalik sa mga rosas
Ang ilaw na bumasag sa dilim
Ikaw ang umagang naghatid ng pag-asa
Ang nagbigay-liwanag sa aking daigdig

Huwag nang mababahala pang muli
Huwag nang mag-alinlangan ni sandali
Parating na’ng araw na minimithi

Ikaw ang hamog na humalik sa mga rosas
Ang ilaw na bumasag sa dilim
Ikaw ang umagang naghatid ng pag-asa
Ang nagbigay-liwanag sa aking daigdig

Sumikat ang araw, sumilip sa ‘king bintana

- for James, a song long overdue

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dream Cars Online, Ivan About Town, Improv Everywhere, Delicious.com, Avatars, and Blogging - This Thursday on Qtube!

Get your dream car online. Hitch a ride with the best travel blogger in town. Discover Improv Everywhere. Plus, learn how to bookmark your suki sites, make your own avatar, and start your own blog! Catch all these and more on Thursday, 10:15 PM on Qtube – your 100% virus-free internet TV.

The worldwide web is an information superhighway that’s constantly growing and changing, with websites sprouting and getting updated at amazing rates. We’re here to help you navigate this ever-evolving world by showing you what’s new and what’s hot on the internet!

i-Hotspot
Over 230 million – that’s the current estimated number of web pages spread throughout cyberspace! There’s just so much to surf and so little time to do it, and it’s hard to keep track of all your favorites. In this week’s i-Hotspot, we’ll show you how to bookmark your suki sites more efficiently with delicious.com – a site built to satiate your web appetites!

i-Shop
Buying your dream car is now as easy as 1-2-3. In this week’s i-Shop, we’ll show you how you can buy real cars with just one click! To complete your online car shopping experience, we’ll also show you how and where to accessorize and pimp your ride!

Blogger’s Digest
It’s the season for travelling, so why not consult the best travel blogger in town? Meet Ivan Henares of Ivan About Town, the blog that was awarded Best Travelogue in 2007. He’s out to explore another exciting travel destination in Northern Luzon and Andi and Andy tag along for the ride!



i-Share
On i-Share, we not only show you sneak peeks of just-to-be-released internet videos we also give you the low-down on the hottest ones on the web. Our discovery of the week: Improv Everywhere, a New York-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Hilarity guaranteed.




Special Feature
Sick of the usual profile pics? Why not upload an avatar? Avatar-making has evolved and has become a truly unique form of self expression online. Learn how to create your own avatars through us!

i-Byte
Nowadays, it’s easy for everyone to lay claim to his own piece of private land in cyberspace. But don’t you fret, there’s more than enough to go around. Finally decided to put up your own blog? Our special i-Byte feature this week will show you how.

Join Andi Manzano and Andy Smith this Thursday, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11, for another fully loaded episode of Qtube – your 100% virus-free internet TV.

(Photos courtesy of Ivan Henares.)

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, qtube.ph. For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)
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The Chronicler's Creed

Where there's water and sun, where there are friends to see or new people to meet, where there's something new to learn, experience, or do, where there's life, there I will be.

LA POESÍA

Y fue a esa edad... Llegó la poesía
a buscarme. No sé, no sé de dónde
salió, de invierno o río.
No sé cómo ni cuándo,
no, no eran voces, no eran
palabras, ni silencio,
pero desde una calle me llamaba,
desde las ramas de la noche,
de pronto entre los otros,
entre fuegos violentos
o regresando solo,
allí estaba sin rostro
y me tocaba.

And it was at that age... Poetry arrived
in search of me. I do not know, I do not know where
it came from, from winter or a river.
I do not know how or when,
no, they were not voices, they were not
words, nor silence,
but from a street I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others,
among violent fires
or returning alone,
there I was without a face
and it touched me.

- An excerpt from LA POESÍA (Poetry) by Pablo Neruda