Thursday, February 25, 2010

Traffic in EDSA

Last night, 24 February, was one of the worst traffic ever happened in EDSA. Maybe next to the one during Typhoon Ondoy. The 4-km distance of Ayala-Kalayaan became a three-hour trip. There's traffic everywhere, even the shortcut routes were clogged. I found a little luck by using the Bonifacio Global City way and exited at Gate 1, I guess I saved no less than 45 minutes. Along the way I could see many stranded passengers, some were clever enough to walk instead of spending more hours in traffic.

The atmosphere last night in EDSA got me thinking was there another People Power? Ironically, it turns out all the chaos and traffic was due to commemoration of People Power/EDSA revolution which took place years ago. I mean, why do we celebrate a "peaceful revolution" with some idea that would cause chaos? Well, only in the Philippines I guess.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Secrets on the Web

Everyday the web became more exciting. Last night, I bumped at this site which caters everyone's secrets -

The website aims to be the common ground where people can post their most dreaded secrets in public, and everyone can express their advise or opinion. The real fun begins when everyone tries to outdo others by coming up with most creative/impossible/imaginative secret that you'll be left hanging on whether they're really true. The secrets vary from sex affairs, weird habits, crime, misdeeds, among others. There's even this guy who admitted he's a criminal/fugitive, a girl who claims she had an affair with her husband's dad, someone who witnessed a crime.

In the ideal world, this is a very good attempt to be an online "crying shoulder". But in the real world, it's just another one of those weird things you could find online.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Melai is Pinoy Big Brother Big Winner

Funny, comical, and fast talker Melissa was adjudged Big Winner in the recent edition of Pinoy Big Brother here in the Philippines. She bested four other finalists in the first ever Big 5 in Big Brother franchise history. Melissa or Melai is the audience's favorite since PBB opened last October 4, 2009 mainly due to her bubbly personality and comic antics very similar to comedienne Pokwang. Her most-loved "love story" with co-housemate Jason was also one of the best times of the season, and even topped the rating games besting other TV shows in the primetime slot. The odd love team of Jason and Melai (popularly known as Melason) became this generation's Gabby and Sharon, and even creating its own fanbase in online and offline community. Jason finished third place behind Paul Jake of Cebu, and bested Johann of Quezon City (4th place) and Tibo of Cagayan de Oro (fifth place). Melai is from General Santos City, the same place as Manny Pacquaio.

PBB is one of the passport of many local artists in making it big in the Philippine entertainment scene. It has produced Sam Milby, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, among others. Now that they're out of the house, we'll see if they could follow the same footsteps as their predecessor.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ara Mina for Councilor

I pity Ara Mina for being the latest YouTube clown courtesy of her interview with Mo Twister on the latter's IMO TV show. I think she should fire her PR Team for putting her in an uncompromised situation. Her ignorance or lack of knowledge on Philippine politics is a mortal sin for someone wishing to seek public office. Although I believe that mastery of Philippine politics or current events is not really a barometer of a good public servant, but at least, one should prepare well before going into the actual battle.

(Note: Ara Mina is one of the many actors in Philippine entertainment industry who will try their luck in politics come Philippine election on May 2010. She runs for Councilor in Quezon City, appeared in various "sexy" movies, and was once linked to Manny Pacquaio.)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mom's Humorous Guide in Naming a Child

Anak: Nay? bakit po VICTORIA ang name ni ate?
Nanay: Kasi anak dun namin siya ginawa ng itay mo...
Anak: Eh bakit si kuya, ANITO?
Nanay: Ay, tumigil ka na nga LUNETA at baka mapalo kita! Tawagin mo na si kuya FX mo!

(I wonder how's the world would be if there's such a law naming child from the place he/she was made. In the Philippines, I guess there would be many baby SOGO, ANITO, VICTORIA, SUNKEN GARDEN, LUNETA, BORACAY, etc... lol)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Top 10 Signs You Need a New Job

  1. Office hours seems too long. You feel sleepy most of the time and you develop the habit of looking at the bandit clock every minute.
  2. Your Facebook shoutouts always said something "bad" about your day in the office. Everbody knows you hated your work, and you're very brave to broadcast your thoughts even in the presence of your boss.
  3. You really hate Mondays. You feel the extra weight to wake up every Monday mornings, and you wish everyday is a Friday.
  4. Your pay check can't even buy you a drink on a Friday night. Find a new job if your salary is not enough and you've been working like dog.
  5. Your boss is evil. And it only means you're working in hell, so try to be right by going out of that place.
  6. You are the wrong person in the wrong job. Career mismatch is really frustrating. Try to find a job that will use to the fullest your potential.
  7. Your company is unstable. Who wants to ride in a sinking boat? Find immediately a life craft or a bigger boat before it's too late.
  8. You don't have personal growth anymore. It means you reach the peak or the work becomes redundant that you think even a complete idiot can do your work well. Find a new job before a new idiot takes you job.
  9. Your health is compromised. Health is wealth, and work hazard should be a top consideration. Find a job that will promote healthy living, and I don't mean a work in a spa or gym.
  10. You are not happy. Happiness is eveything so find a new job unless you want to die young or live miserably a very stressful life.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2010 Philippine Nurse Licensure Exam Result

A total of 37,527 out of 94,462 total examinees or 39.73% successfully passed the Nurse Licensure Examination issued by the Board of Nursing last November 2009 in Philippine key cities. Currently, being a "nurse" is one the most sought career here in the country as it promises opportunities of working abroad. Hopefully there will be more rooms for the new nurses, and the other more to come. The government should initiate some legislation to produce local jobs for our nurses and other medical professionals so they would not think of leaving our country for greener pasture.

The 2010 Nurse Licensure Examination complete result is available for download here. (Source: Philippine Professional Regulation Commission)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Top 10 Memorable Movie Quotes from Avatar

  • This is why we're here, because this little gray rock sells for twenty million a kilo. - Selfridge on newbies orientation
  • Just relax and let your mind go blank. That shouldn't be too hard for you. - Dr. Grace Augustine to Jake, before he becomes an Avatar
  • I dreamed I was a soldier who could bring peace. But eventually, you always have to wake up. - One of Jake's vlog
  • You have a strong heart; no fear. But stupid, like a child. - Neytiri to Jake
  • Feel her, feel her heartbeat, feel her breaths, feel her strong legs. - Neytiri to Jake on his first ride
  • I was afraid. For my people. But not anymore. - Neytiri after Jake's comeback
  • We will send them a message: that you can never take all you want. And this, THIS IS OUR LAND! - Jake's speech infront of Na'vi
  • Neytiri: You are like a baby! Clumsy! Loud!
    Jake: Then teach me!
    - On the two's first few encounters
  • Jake: I have already chosen. But this female; she must also choose me.
    Neytiri: She already has.
  • I see you - Jake after Neytiri rescues him at the end

First Monthsary

The After Six Guy turns one month today. Barely 31 days ago, on the first day of 2010, this blog promised to exist and stay. Not for days, or months. But maybe for years, or a decade. One month is another milestones. Although this blog still finds its niche, it proved true to its promise to exist and stay. Well, at least for a month.