Very Relevant Questions for a Coup d’ etat

After having lunch at the office canteen and on my way to my cubicled playground, a colleague gave us news that a group of soldiers led by Navy Captain-turned-Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and B/Gen. Danilo Lim have made a walk-out from their court hearing and holed in at the posh Manila Peninsula in Makati.

It was sometime in July of 2003 that the group also of Capt. Trillanes demanded the resignation of Pres. Gloria Arroyo while holding position inside Oakwood Hotel, also in Makati.

It just got me to thinking, Indeed, Senator Trillanes must have a taste for stylish coups, first was the Oakwood Hotel and now, Manila Peninsula.

Here are some of the questions I’d like to ask from Senator Trillanes, if given the chance:

  1. First was Oakwood Hotel and now Manila Peninsula, how do you decide which hotel it is for a coup? Is it the customer service? Or the young pretty receptionists?
  2. Is it based on the discounts given?
  3. Is it your first time on these hotels? How was the experience?
  4. Do you sleep in one room with the other leaders? (Assuming the answer is yes)Do you sleep in one bed? Matrimonial bed? Who turns off the lights?Who keeps the keys when both of you goes out of the room?
  5. What are your favorite room service orders during a coup?
  6. Which has a tastier complimentary breakfast?
  7. Did you make prior reservations?
  8. Since you most definitely don’t stay alone in the hotel but bring with you soldier-friends, do you get commission from those you take with you to stay?
  9. On a scale of 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest, how much would you rate Oakwood? And how about Manila Pen?
  10. Basing on the choices you’ve made on the places to hold a coup, are we to presume that the next one would be much more expensive? Or do you consider them “just at the same level” as long as it’s classy?
  11. And oh by the way, will the loser pay the bills?

Meme: September

Novs tagged me with this meme about birth months and applicable traits and so here I go.

Here are the rules:

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you've done it!

I mostly agree with the traits listed for September, right on target! Speaking on my own personal assessment, I could say that September-ians, if you will, are people of extreme personalities. We could be sensitive yet so cold and uncaring, critical yet compromising and understanding, and quite yet confident. People who like us are quite difficult to read, moreso understand once one gets to know us. And oh yes, September-ians are definitely stubborn people. And since I clearly agree with the description below, I'm coloring with with red and in bold letters.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising . Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn . Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic . Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information (chismoso?!?). Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions . Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

I'm tagging everyone who gets to read this post, so spread the love people!!!

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

Repost: I Write

I'm doing a re-post of an old post from a previous blog. The reason is that I feel it to be fitting to post that old entry as a way of my opening up this new blogsite with such reason as to what made me write. This was done last October 4 from my
I’ve got absolutely nothing to write about since the last time I’ve done an entry on my blog that I felt obliged to write something about something. I am not much of a writer myself, I actually prefer to do numbers rather than letters – computations rather than compositions, that is. It has just been lately that I felt like writing stuff and from time to time, expose it for the whole world to read. But then again, as my blog has been divulged only to a select few, then it is not the whole world after all.

I guess writing has not been much of my areas of interest when I was pencil pushing then. As a matter of fact, my classmates would easily identify math as my favorite subject if they were to choose on my behalf. Not until I had a religion teacher in Boys’ High that I got to make better on my writing skills. That teacher of ours would somehow give bearing as to the length of your essay than to going directly to the point, and because of this that whenever we would have our exam we would then have to prepare at least 2 or three pieces of paper for a 5 item essay. The good thing was that it made our lives easier. One would simply had to state the concrete answer on the first two sentences on the question then beat around the bush for the next 20 or so sentences, and you’ll most definitely have a 99-100% mark on your paper.

I have never been a part of any school publication thus I have never been able to public expose an essay or short story or poem or whatever that may be related to publication. But I do read a lot. I have been most interested on people who have the talent to write something as simple as drinking coffee to seem as like it was as hot of a topic as Angel Locsin’s transfer to ABS-CBN, that people would actually give great attention. The ability to transform such trivial event as eating a piece of pandesal in the morning to seem like an adventure on climbing Mount Everest on barefoot and without the aide ropes, have always fascinated me. Writing actually is a good stress reliever. I get to unload stuff rambling through my mind by writing. And writing about anything and everything gives so much feeling of relief and satisfaction that it give me clarity of thought and better concentration for other tasks that require more attention. I believe it is because of the feel of freedom, that I get to express my thoughts on just about anything I’d like to talk about, that makes the activity so relaxing.
I write pointlessly. What I mean is when I scribble or more specifically type for a blog entry, I actually don’t have an outline whatsoever. My writing sequence is dictated in the order of what stuffs my brain wants to tell, perhaps to me or perhaps to everybody else who would care to listen or read the entry.

So I’d say, write to right that feeling then. I guess I write because I just want to write.

And So I Move!

It has been my desire to do some tweaking and add a little bit of extras here and there on my website. Sad as it may seem though, I never got to figure out how to do it in wordpress, unless I did the wordpress premium, which meant that I had to shell out money for my blogging. But since, this is merely a pastime, spending for it but without the rewards of a profit would not be viable on my terms.

As I have read on blogspot and have seen a blogsite of a friend of mine, I’ve been convinced that I may have to migrate. And thus, after a number of thinking, I’m transferring to blogspot, and so now, here I am.

On the next few days, I shall be looking for a way to transfer my previous posts to this site or otherwise, I may have to start all over again.

So dear friends, welcome to my new webpage and enjoy my cubicled playground!

Also, I’m still having my old site open.