No treat from them?

Hindi man lang ako binigyan kahit isang pirasong donut from Krispy Kreme ng mga kasama ko sa trabaho. Samantalang binigyan ko sila ng dalawang box ng ice cream, nung birthday ni “J. Edgar, Sr.”

Kadamutan na yan.

Nakakainis sila ha.

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Local coffee shops, and their advocacy this year.

Some of you are already know about this information.

Each local coffee shops (Coffee shops here in the Philippines, that is) offering their 2012 journals (or diaries) (or planners) for limited time.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is partnered with Real LIFE Foundation

Seattle’s Best Coffee Philippines is partnered with World Vision Philippines.

Starbucks Philippines has a simialr offer, but I’m not sure if the Starbucks Philippines is partnered with any local (or Philippine-based) organization.

I don’t know if both Figaro Coffee Company and Bo’s Coffee have similar offer.


I do not own the images shown above. All images shown above are owned by Coffe Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines and Seattle’s Best Coffee Philippines.

No copyright infringement intended. For informational use only.

If both CBTL Philippines, and SBC Philippines found it illegal, I’m free to delete this post.

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“Life of Pi” by Yann Martel

I don’t remember reading a book written by a Canadian writer/author. As far as I can mention, “Life of Pi” is the first book I‘d read written by a Canadian author/writer.

Warning: spoilers ahead.

The main character is an Indian boy/teen is stranded on a lifeboat. And three/3 parts, and has/have 100 chapters divide the book.

And I also expect that Manila be mentioned in the book. There are quotable quotes from the book.

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Blog Action Day 2011: Food

I completely forgot this year’s Blog Action Day. I don’t know that I forgot the event. This year’s topic is food.

I remember this just few minutes ago. I hope that I may not forget next year’s event.

For more information about Blog Action Day (also known as BAD), visit the links/websites below.

Blog Action Day site

Blog Action Day on Twitter

Blog Action Day on Wikipedia in English

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Nicholas Sparks Live in Manila

When I first learned that Nicholas Sparks that he will have a book tour here in the Philippines is from my brother. I don’t know how my older brother learned about it.

Before Nicholas Sparks came here for book sign to promote his latest book “The Best of Me”, National Book Store and Powerbooks has a promo. The package contains the paperback edition and a flyer. The content of the flyer: National Bookstore’s logo, a photo of Nicholas Sparks, his latest book and the promo mechanics.

At first, I got confused how will the “bunutan” go until at the day of the book sign.

Last Friday morning when I walking from the building of St. Francis Square going to the aisle near The Podium, there is already a queue near the 2nd Entrance/Exit door. And that 2nd Entrance/Exit is near to the escalator. And that escalator is near to the Atrium wherein the book signing is held.

When I asked to go to the banks to conduct some banking works, I asked for permission to go the Podium to register. After the banking works I went to the Podium and went to the 2nd floor, I learned that the queue is long until to the 5th level of the aforementioned mall. So I decided to come back in the afternoon after my shift.

After my shift, my last duty for the day was to go to the notary and to notarize the documents I brought. Minutes before 5 p.m., I arrived at the Podium. I went to the registration and got my number and my number is 1001.

While waiting for my turn, I saw a mother carrying another 2 books (I don’t remember the titles), and asked her. “Is it okay for him to sign 2 books aside from his latest book?” I forgot the reply.

I asked the staff at the registration area, regarding bringing books to be signed. She answered that it is okay to bring more than 2 books of Nicholas Sparks, as long as the customer bought more than 2 copies of “The Bes of Me.”

I asked her about the people who didn’t have the lucky stab. She answered they gave them juice.

While waiting for my turn, a photographer/cameraman/videographer took a shot of me. I gave a glimpse of the photographer/cameraman/videographer. And to be honest, I’m not even sure if the subject is me.

When the numbers 1001 to 1050 were called and asked to form a queue to the right side of the stage, I went to the queue. I asked a lady: “What time is it?” She said: “It’s 9:30”. After my is signed by Nicholas Sparks himself and about to leave the stage, nagtanong ako kung may picture pa. tinanong ako kung may dala akong camera. I don’t remember the reply. Before I leave the stage, one of the staff removed the number on my polo and I didn’t received any giveaways.

And here’s the finale.

When I arrived home from the event, and I opened my Facebook account, and here’s my status: Just arrived from Nicholas Sparks’s book signing of “The Best of Me” in The Podium.

Yesterday evening, my brother gave me my Nicholas Sparks-signed copy of Safe Haven. And this is what he (Nicholas Sparks) wrote:

Nicholas Sparks”

All the photos below are mine. Here are the photos.

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Two long weekends.

I’m happy now coming due in November 2011 with two long weekends. I am grateful to God.

Aside from that starting this week, my work hours will be three times a week. Because a former trainee will return this week every Wednesday and Thursday.

Meaning, three times, let’s say thrice a week I come to this company I’m with.

I just do not know how much I would be “wages” do.

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Clues on American Horror Story.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

Some of us are already know about Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s new show, “American Horror Story”.

Before the series premiere, FX released some clues about the show.

Credits to the original video owner/s.

American Horror Story Clue #1 (Cello)

American Horror Story Clue #2 (Baby)

American Horror Story Clue #3 (Couples)

American Horror Story Clue #4 (Coffin)

American Horror Story Clue #5 (Lying Down)

American Horror Story Clue #6 (Fire)

American Horror Story Clue #7 (Stairs)

American Horror Story Clue #8 (Melt)

American Horror Story Clue #9 (Red Cello)

American Horror Story Clue #10 (Rubber Bump)

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