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boredom in the office hits a median during fridays. it’s a mix of getting things done for the weekend and realizing you’ve actually done nothing this whole week and cramming everything you can do before everything piles up. at syempre, dahil nagmamaganda ako, itutuloy ko na yung seryeng sinimulan ko…

Alfa Romeo

old alfaThere is only one thing consistently said about its logo: it’s from Milan. legends surround the logo. however, i’m sticking to the more ‘symbolic’ and not much into the story really. A.L.F.A. comes from the Italian Anomina Lombarda Fabrica Automobili (Lombarda car making company) and the original badge has ALFA written over the top of the badge and Milano underneath separated by Savoy dynasty knots. The logo is split in half and contains the emblems of Alfa’s hometown Milan and the one of the great Milanese ‘Visconti’ family.

On the left is the red cross on a white background, which refers back to the days of the First Crusade, when many Milanese soldiers were amongst the Lombards who followed Giovanni of Rho to the Holy Land. The red cross was their symbol, whilst the white background symbolised the white shirts they were forced to wear under their armour to protect them from the fierce Palestinian sun.

In 1920, five years after the take over by Nicola Romeo in December 1915 the badge changed to readalfa Alfa Romeo above with Milano across the bottom. When the famous P2 Grand Prix cars won the first ever World Championship in 1925, the badge was encircled with thick silver laurel leaves in embossed metalwork. Over the years, these leaves lost their prominence and became less luxuriant, and when the monarchy was abolished and Italy became a republic, the Savoy dynasty knot was replaced by two wavy lines. It was not until 1972 that Milano was dropped with the opening of the factory in Pomigliano d’Arco.


bmwBayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Company) AG is the full name of the BM. Its logo represents its beginnings. The company was established in 1913 and based in Munich, Germany. It started out as an aero engine manufacturer, hence the company logo. The logo comprised of four quadrants of alternating white and blue color. It is a stylized representation of an airplane propeller spinning against the clear blue sky. It reflects the origins of BMW as a maker of military aircraft engines during WWI. Also, white and blue are the traditional colors of Bavaria.


audi newThis one has a particularly beautiful history. The Audi badge the ‘Four Rings’ is the emblem of one of the oldest car manufacturers in Germany. It symbolises the 1932 merger of the four independent motor-vehicle manufacturers: Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer. Together with the NSU brand, which joined in 1969, these companies are the roots of the present-day AUDI AG. This badge was used, however, only on Auto Union racing cars in that period while the member companies used their own names and emblems. The technological development became more and more concentrated and some Audi models were propelled by Horch or Wanderer built engines.

auto unionAfter the war the Audi name – which is Latin for “Hear!” – disappeared, but was revived in 1965, using the four rings as a logo. Also, the name is sort of a pun on ‘hoerch’, German for ‘hear’, name of one of the founders. The company itself is more than a century old.

The four rings in the logo have nothing to do with the Olympic rings.


salad/pasta addiction

kasalanan ni donna, my dear dear officemate, kung bakit ako nahuhumaling ngayon sa salad ng Jumbo Jim’s. at, as usual, wala na naman akong pics to show. life is so unfair…

the reason for the slash sa aking post ay dahil na rin sa sarili kong understanding sa word na “salad”. ayoko rin sana ma-confuse yung mga makakabasa pero ako din naman eh confused. sorry na lang, damay kayo dito. πŸ˜› hehehe…

kapag sinabing “salad” the usual thing that comes to mind is something green, e.g. Caesar salad. sa ibang cultures naman, as far as i know, pwedeng maging “salad” ang meat with mayonaise (or generally anything with mayo and spices). that’s why may tuna salad, chicken salad, etc. pero kapag nilagay mo na ito sa pasta, hindi na siya tinatawag na salad. it’s pasta. or is it? *isip ng malalim* sumasabay ba siya na ang tuna salad, nilagay sa tinapay, tuna sandwich na. chicken salad, nilagay sa tinapay, chicken sandwich na. potato salad, nilagay sa tinapay, potato sandwich na?!

tuna saladnevertheless, whatever you may call it, ito ngayon ang kinahuhumalingan ko for lunch — salads/pasta from Jumbo Jim’s sa AdMU cafeteria. Simple lang siya in big servings. for Php 70.00, you can eat it as 2 meals or 1 meal and 1 merienda, depending on your appetite. There’s no hint of salt, except maybe dun sa pinagpakuluan ng meat or dun sa tuna mismo na yun, so i reckon it’s healthy (or at least healthier than the one with a spoonful of salt added). So far, dalawa pa lang natitikman ko sa mga ginagawa ni Jim (i suppose yun yung pangalan nung may-ari), chicken and tuna pasta. The chicken pasta was too bland for my taste at mukhang sumobra yung sibuyas. however, the tuna salad was wonderful. good balance siya para sa akin.

mag-e-experiment na siguro ako ng ganito sa bahay soon. malapit na ang pasko. mukhang may ihahanda na ako sa noche buena. walang kokontra. πŸ™‚