Category Archives: rants

Finally.

It was a sigh of relief. It wasn’t the magnificent ending we wanted. It was the peaceful kind. It wasn’t BOOM BANG FLASH! It was the “meh!” ending. And I… I just don’t feel anything. There was a disconnect between the show and myself and I think it’s actually for the better. I did not hate the ending. I just didn’t have high hopes anymore after the previous episode and I guess it just ‘met expectations’… which were pretty low.

Anyway, after all of this, it’s finally over. It was a great ride. It was a great show. It just didn’t have the grandest exit. It didn’t feel right. I guess I didn’t actually feel anything, unlike Breaking Bad. Now THAT show knew how to end a series… It still left you hanging and asking for more and still leaving questions but you were like, “yeah. that was a good ending.”

As for GoT, Frank Underwood summarized it with what he said in this clip… “There. No more pain.”

Thank you GoT! Farewell.

go ahead, lower the age of criminal liability…

if you can make sure our justice system works!!!

kaso hindi eh. yung mga kilalang magnanakaw, pinapalaya. bakit? dahil sa pera at kapangyarihan.

kawawa lang yung mga bata. gagawing fall guy ng mga big fish. alam kong pinag-uugatan nitong bill na ‘to eh dahil nakahanap ng butas yung mga utak ng kriminalidad sa Juvenile Justice System… kaso parang mali ang response. imbes na panagutin yung mga gumagamit sa bata, yung mga bata ang huhulihin? pambihira.

i will not discount that there are crimes committed by those younger than 16. but to justify it by saying it will lower the crime rate tapos eh 1.1% lang pala ng krimen eh mula sa kanila, you think that 1.1% fall in criminality is justified? manghuhuli ka ng mga bata? hay…

i’ve read a lot online and more or less, even those i disagree with in other matters, there is a consensus that 9 is too young, too innocent. much like the kid that bullied another student, i didn’t blame him too much. i was far more angry at the parents!

anyway, that’s what’s raising my blood pressure nowadays. hopefully releasing it through this blog (and not just another facebook status that i stopped myself from writing) helps in de-stressing me. hay..

miyerkules palang nakakaloka na ang pilipinas! haha

everything means little to nothing

this is what i realized last wednesday… that sometimes, those ‘big deal’ sacrifices are totally meaningless to some people. now i think of all the things i’ve done that i thought were *something* but may end up meaning nothing at all…

i’ve been extending the life of most of the stuff i own. well, simply because i can’t afford to replace them. having to struggle with them, inventing ingenious ways to repair and breathe new/more life into them, now it all seems futile. why?

because in the end, you’ll still replace them anyway. you’ll spend money and that’s the bottom-line. you really don’t ‘save money’. you just delay spending it. that’s what other people think anyway.

maybe i’m doing it wrong. maybe trying to salvage something doesn’t mean anything. it might be time to change my mind again.

breaking-up with Uber

yes, dahil feeling ko pinagkanulo ako ng Uber. gumawa-gawa pa ako ng post dahil sa maganda nilang serbisyo tapos after 4 years, ganito na lang? iiwan na lang ako? may pa-anniversary-anniversary gimik ka pa sa email na “Woohoo! 4 years na tayo!” tapos in the end, iiwan mo din pala ako.

why does it really feel like a breakup story?!

maybe it’s because i’ve experienced such great service and then i was hoping that this is what the future of cab commuting will be like: no choosy drivers, request from your phone and wait for his arrival. yes, Grab is an upgrade to the usual taxi but they are still able to choose passengers based on their drop-off location and (based on my experience during 1-month suspension of Uber), they force passengers to cancel their booked rides. also, Grab isn’t as customer-oriented. a complaint on Uber would almost immediately have them email you and ask about your unpleasant experience. with Grab on the other hand (based on my officemates’ stories), you’d be lucky to get a reply in a week!

So now, andito na nga tayo. I can still use Uber daw when I travel abroad where Uber is available. cheap, efficient public transport is available where i often visit. di ko kailangan Uber doon. besides, i don’t travel that much. i need Uber HERE. IN MANILA. BECAUSE REGULAR CABS ARE HELL (save for some great companies).

 

living-in with the “sexiest woman” of 2017 (accdg. to FHM)

nadine lustre won the poll for the 100 sexiest women by FHM. and recently, news came out that she and james reid are living together. (and doon ko lang nalaman ang “cohabitation” na term. :P)

marami nag-react negatively to the interview trying to confirm it with her. her reason for living-in together? “it’s 2017… it’s normal na. come on guys.”

WHAT. THE. FRACK.

and then i’m reminded of the classic line in every mother’s litany of things to say when their child is not in good company: “if your friends jump of a cliff, would you jump too?”

if that’s all the reasoning you’ve got, Nadine, you’re not so sexy after all. come up with a better reason. perhaps answer these points raised on PinayVoices.

a second article came out today saying that it’s none of our business if they live together or not. they’re not harming anyone.

maybe dahil artista sila, they have a certain influence on people? like a younger generation? contrast this with AlDub’s “tamang panahon” theme a few months ago.

“it’s 2017 na. come on guys.”

*facepalm*

be brave for 2017

2016 has just been battering all of us. “us” meaning filipinos in general. whether you’re part of the ’16 million’ or a ‘yellowtard’, 2016 has hit us hard. and my fearless forecast is that it won’t let up into 2017. and i’m speaking to myself on a personal level.

so for 2017, i’m telling myself to be brave… be brave to stand my ground, be brave to try something new, be brave to accept things i can’t change. it may apply to you too (see? puwede nako sumulat ng horoscope column. kung kaya ni Mocha, kaya ko din!!! HAHAHAHA!)

seriously though, 9 days through the year, it’s already been tough. but i have to be brave. take the punches for now. maybe when patience has run out, or the grace of temperance gives out, it could be the beginning of a different year.

one “oops!” for VP Leni

of course, here’s the political commentary of a pseudo-political analyst again on the internetz: good sentiment, wrong execution.

i hope this resignation came from the ‘media’ team and not her personally. i get it. i mean i understand why you would be upset if people asked you to not join the meetings anymore. but being dramatic about it, crying out “huhuhu!” in public just wasn’t to my liking.

the ‘break-up’ text was definitely douchey. pero having it all over social media was… a bit tacky. also, the official statement regarding the plan to “steal the Vice-Presidency” was very, very inappropriate imho. sana yung pag-resign na lang ang na-cover sa statement. medyo nakaka-irita yung ganung dating na, “oh look, i’m being oppressed!” i thought she could have done better.

then again, there’s the counter-argument: if we don’t warn them now, it could happen just like *that* and the Marcoses will be back in power once more. which i will not consider to be just a hunch. i mean they’ve been successful in launching a campaign for Bong Bong for the VP, filed a protest, and successfully had Marcos Sr. “honored” at the LNMB. what else could be next but to snatch the VP post?

i entertain myself with conspiracy theories but always take them to be more fiction than fact. but these things, these events… they’re too coincidental and all too familiar of the workings of a Marcos. and i hate it.

how could the VP have warned us in a more appropriate way? i don’t know. but all i feel is that her resignation ‘letter’ wasn’t the right place for it.