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

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

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, 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

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., 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.

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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.


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