Monday, January 31, 2011

an open mababaw letter to mr. henry sy

Dear Ser,

Ang yaman yaman mo naman bakit hindi mo dagdagan ang bagger sa grocery mo. Walangya naging dalawa pa trabaho ng kahera - pagkakahera at pagba-bag. Humahaba tuloy ang pila. Ang tawag ko diyan exploitation hehe. So ano na ang nangyari sa motto ninyo na CLAP CLAP CLAP... HAPPY TO SERVE?

[Sa bagay, kaya ka siguro yumayaman dahil nagtitipid ka sa empleyado. Ang daya mo pre.]

Sincerely,
unsubcultured shopper


this is where old road signs go when they die

1/6 scale action figure sub cult

When it comes to 1/6 scale toys, this shop probably has the best display and the best stuff for sale for all 1/6 scale collectors. It's named Neverland Toys and it's at the 3rd floor of shoppesville. I always get a kick out of the displays whenever I drop by.

Photos taken from the PinoyToyKolektors.com website...






hollywood sub cult

Two films I watched over the weekend... [spoiler alert!!!]


This is weird but after watching the movie at home, I said to myself that I really didn't like it that much. Then hours after, while eating and thinking about the movie, realized that I liked it after all.

This vampire movie has good reviews on the internet. But what appealed to me is how the female vampire chose her next "companion/guardian/sidekick/man friday." She chose loners, outcasts and people being picked on by bullies. The same characteristics of a future serial killer.

So to me, this wasn't just a vampire flick, this was a serial killer flick too.




This wasn't just an action/avert a disaster movie. The way the director did this flick, it also felt like a sports story... specially with all the people cheering at the end. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

proof of unsubculturedness and unculturedness...

I'm only interested in the academy award nominee for best film, Black Swan because of the g on g action at around one hour and ten minutes into the film.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

hoops sub cult

After playing pick-up hoops back in the day, my friends and I used to talk about this topic a lot - who among NBA ballers would pass for a Pinoy just by the sound of the name? So here's my updated version with today's current NBA rosters...
  • Brook & Robin Lopez [could be designer Rusty Lopez's long lost cousins]

  • DJ Augustine[He just added the U after A and added E at the end, you know]
  • Carlos Arroyo [He's probably related to the ex-first gentleman]
  • Nazr Mohammed [Almost every Muslim in the Pines, especially in Mindanao is named that way]
  • Ming Yao [You guessed it... may have roots in Binondo]
  • David Lee & Courtney Lee [May be long lost relatives of Scriptwriter Ricky Lee]
  • Charlie Villanueva [Pinoy yan- puma-pluck ng kilay ampotah eh]
  • Carlos Delfino
  • Rudy Fernandez [Can we call him DABOY?]

  • Gilbert Arenas
  • Kevin, Kenyon and Cartier Martin [long lost relatives of Carmi]
  • Nick & Sam Young [probably related to Spin-a-win girl Jeanne Young]
  • Jose Calderon
  • Ryan Gomes [is actually a Gomez - just changed Z to S]
  • OJ Mayo
  • Greivis Vasquez [who?]
  • Francisco Garcia
  • Brandon Roy [probably a distant cousin of singer Karl Roy]
and last but not the least, the most pinoy of em all, nickname na nickname palang...
  • NENE

So let's get all of em for the national team!

Now it's time to start my list for football. And boy do I have lots of names, like for example, Christiano Ronaldo.

I'm on a no carbs diet!

I can eat anything except carbonara

How do i call my friends when i don't call them by name?

1. Pre

2. Chief/chif/tsip

3. Chep

4. Kap (pang surf buds)

4. Meng (when i say this, a lot of heads will turn and answer back)

Words i don't use

1. Pware (the way conios say it)

2. Pare

3. Bro (ewan, nababaduyan lang ako)

4. Brad

5. Friend (already written about in an earlier entry)

6. Hoy

7. Pssst

8. Chong

9. Dude/Duuuuuuuuuuuuude (this needs another blog entry some time in the future)

fhm readers sub cult

I like fhm phils feb issue because...

1. The feature on dick flicks (or male movies), most of which thy four eyes have seen

2. The article on Philippine history misconceptions and myths

3. Of course the chicks. That's what you buy it for in the first place

Friday, January 28, 2011

skate + surf sub cult

Check this mag by my "Ka-tukayo"... the younger Gab...

philippine ultimate sub cult

Somewhere in this pic is one of the "founding fathers" of Ultimate [frisbee] in the Philippines. Thanks D.D. Thanks for starting the sport even if it was only like five against five or less, back in the day.

pinoy showbiz + media + advertising jargon sub cult

Here's a phrase usually uttered by showbiz types that totally makes me CRINGE...

"IN FAIRNESS"

It gets my unsubcultured blood boiling when I hear it. Usually the word is used when dissing someone or something. But then you backtrack a little and find something good to say...

FOR EXAMPLE:

"That motherfucking bitch broke my heart. But IN FAIRNESS, she makes great adobo."

"This restaurant totally sucks. But IN FAIRNESS, the beer is cheap.

Phew... breaks my heart just to write about it.
[But IN FAIRNESS, it's a good blog topic]

Thursday, January 27, 2011

it's a beautiful day...



... for a hangover. Damnit!

pinoy slang sub cult

Saw a friend's post on Facebook regarding one of my favorite... uh... "words..."

TANGINA!


From the urban dictionary [these definitions are basically ok. Some are spot on. Some are "duh"]

tangina filipino
1. tangina 274 up, 73 down

A Filipino slang for an offensive word. Derived from "Putang ina" meaning a mother whore. Quite commonly used in various context of being surprised, embarrased, pissed off, etc.
Don't raise your voice at me... tangina.
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2. tangina 403 up, 306 down

Filipino slang for "Excuse me". It's use is most appropriate during meals.
Tangina everybody, I have an announcement...
Tangina waiter, is our food ready?
3. tangina 6 thumbs up

1. short for putang ina, which translates to your mother is a whore.

2. commonly used to express frustration and hatred: used sometimes to mean "fuck you"

3. occasionally used to convey the awesomeness of a situation.
tangina mo!! how dare you cheat on me, you bastard!

tangina man, you should've watched the game! kobe got a 3 pointer in the last two seconds for a laker win!!

4. tangina 33 up, 183 down

means when you have used fake tan on your vagina.
omg, rachels got a tangina!
5. Tangina 19 up, 232 down

tangina means "it doesnt exist and imaginary".

God and Jesus are tangina!
heaven and hell are tangina also!

tennis + rafa nadal fans club sub cult

I sym·pa·thize with all of Rafa's fans, mostly women [and probably the entire nation of Spain] for his untimely exit from the Aussie Open.









Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SPAKOL... PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION... SAN MIGUEL BEER...

What do these seemingly unrelated words & phrases have in common?

They are the top 3 key words that people type on google... and that leads them to my blog.

CONCLUSION: After drinking SAN MIGUEL BEER, Pinoys get so horny they try to get a SPAKOL. But when they get can't get it, that sparks a PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION.

i deal in opium, pirates are out to kill me, but I AM A FREAKIN' MILLIONAIRE!!!

Because I've been playing this old school PC game on my Ipad...



Yea, started playing it again [used to play it in the 80s]. I am a Taipan with a ship that travels around Asia dealing in silk, arms and opium. And as of now, I have around 30 million in the bank.



But a lot of pirate ships are after me.



Anyway, I hope magic happens and I suddenly find millions of dollars in my real-world, real life bank account.

office shit sub cult

More workplace jargon I cannot stand...

  • I really really really don't like using the word HUDDLE when you should really say MEETING. Trying to be informal and cool does not really cut it.
  • What the hell is a GENTLE REMINDER? For example: "Hey Gab, gentle reminder on the logo studies we have to sent to client." So what the f is that? You either follow up or you don't. Again, it reeks of I don't wanna be a nagger but I really am so I'm masking it with gentle words. It does not cut it.

non-carb diet sub cult

OPERATION CAULIFLOWER POWER RICE IS A SMASHING SUCCESS!!!



How can an Asian, specifically a Pinoy get rid of rice from his diet? But in my non-stop battle of the bulge, I decided to go non-carb. My friend suggested something that never really crossed my mind... CAULIFLOWER RICE. So I googled and found out it was easy to do. Here's how...

[1] So off to the department store I went. Looked for a grater or shredder or whatever. All those electric stuff cost sooo much but good thing I saw a manual one which was on sale.

[2] Went to the grocery to score some Cauliflower for my stash.

[3] Grate and grind the cauli until it gets to be really small, like rice.

[4] Put in a microwavable object

[5] Micro it for 5 minutes

[6] EAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

It's like rice, only its Cauliflower. Who would have known. Now I can even eat a bit of EXTRA RICE wooohooo!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

stop bombing our buses who ever the fuck you are! Sa mga bombers - WALA KAYONG BAYAG!!!

2 dead, 15 hurt in bus explosion along EDSA

Posted at 01/25/2011 2:39 PM | Updated as of 01/25/2011 3:28 PM

Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) inspect the Newman Goldliner Bus that exploded at the northbound lane of EDSA near Buendia, January 25, 2011. (MMDA photo)


MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – An explosion hit a passenger bus along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Makati City on Tuesday afternoon, leaving 2 persons dead and at least 15 others injured.

A radio dzMM report said the passenger bus -- a Newman Goldliner unit with plate number TXJ 710 -- was at the north-bound loading bay of EDSA corner Buendia when the explosion happened at around 2 p.m..

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay Jr. said that according to policemen who gave him an initial briefing on the incident, there is a strong indication that the explosion was caused by a bomb.

Binay said that when he arrived at the scene, he saw blood and some body parts inside the bus. He said he also saw a heavily injured man through the big hole created by the blast on the passenger bus.

The mayor said the victims were brought to Ospital ng Makati.

Director Nicanor Bartolome, National Capital Region Police Office chief, said the explosive device could have been planted under a seat on the bus' 7th row.

Bartolome said post-blast investigators have yet to determine what type of explosive material was used. -- Reports from Dexter Ganibe, radio dzMM and Jorge CariƱo, ABS-CBN News

old school hollywood + zombie + vampires + aliens sub cult

Recently watched this B-movie done by Ed Wood way back in the day...

It had all the ingredients of a B-movie... really bad acting, yucky special effects, stupid script, trashy plot, etc...

In other words...

I MOTHERFUCKING LOVE IT!!!

i heard that blogs can help popularize food joints...

So here's my contribution...

The best tapsilugan sa Tandang Sora Avenue, [mula gate ng subdivision namin hanggang sa Mindanao Avenue] LORD OF TAPA... it doesn't just rock, it rakenrols. Tara, kain na!

Monday, January 24, 2011

operation cauliflower rice begins today

nba hoops sub cult

Forget Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat. IMHO, these guys are the most fun to watch players/teams in the NBA today...

[1] Derrick Rose and da Bulls
Love his twisting drives to the baskets and his clutch shots

[2] Monta, Steph, Dorrell Wright and the Warriors
Just like Run-Tmc, only younger

[3] Blake Griffin and the Clips
Is he white? black? Or in between? Whatever, he's the new Human Highlight Film

[4] Kevin Durant and the Thunda
Old school style shooting is back

blue eagle + uaap hoops sub cult

It's going to be 5 years of fun ball... Kiefer Ravena is going to play for the Blue Eagles and not some Div1 NCAA school in the states or worse, to some other UAAP school. Excited to see him take over a game. Best thing about it that he's HOMEGROWN.

From youtube...

it's a happy happy happy day!

Reading this will really make you smile niggahs...

random weekend thoughts about some sub cults

the history channel is beginning to suck - what happened to all those features about ancient civilizations?... the numbers of hipstmatic users are mushrooming to "i'm beginning to not like it" proportions - i see a lot of hipstamatic induced albums on facebook now... i miss bodyboarding... i wish i could watch american football on my cable... i haven't been smoking for 1 week and 1 day - key test was saturday night when i went drinking with old friends... but this could hurt my chances at the biggest loser contest i joined with my officemates - remember you get fatter when you stop smoking... the theme of the sunday inquirer magazine is blogs - i am soooo not there yet... watched scott pilgrim vs the world again... is it just me or is the comedy series community beginning to suck? i didn't get episode 12... my friend told me about a great porn site called xhamster.com...

Friday, January 21, 2011

office shit sub cult

OFFICE GLOSSARY: What is a DECK?

This is a DECK...



This thing HAS lots of DECKs...



A MOTHER-EFFIN POWERPOINT PRESENTATION IS NOT A DECK, AYT! It's just that --- a mother-effin powerpoint presentation.

office shit sub cult



Another variation of "Peacocking" in the workplace is that thing we call, for lack of a better term, and who would want to name this act anyway, AIR GOLF. It's like air guitar only you do an imaginary golf swing while peacocking around the office. Yeah, no one gets hit with your imaginary ball but to watch someone actually do it is excruciatingly painful. It reeks of phoniness. We don't care if you play an expensive sport, asshole.



Thursday, January 20, 2011

oh no...

...my post about running and marathons is now the most read post, overtaking my entry about spakol. Geesh, I guess you can't stop everybody from googling about running.

mvat sub cult

Before the Philippine Ultimate Association sub cult [to the unsubcultured, it's all about Frisbee], the group of Ultimate Frisbee addicts/players were called MANILA VICE. And a sub cult of that group was the MVAT [Manila Vice Adventure Team]. Here's one of the pics of our first trip---Sagada/Banawe/Batad.



This was taken back in the day/many years ago. Which meant I was still a bit thin & a bit athletic.

photography sub cult

Sometimes I trip on my cam and do macro shit


Screen test

Deflowered

Two wheels good

Mini Mini

Scoot

The real thang

The Doobie dog

different uses of the word "EPIC"

IN MOVIES - it's usually a big budgeted thing with a cast of thousands and last more than 2 hours

IN SURFING - a big wave day [of course this is relative... what could be EPIC in La Union, Zambales or Baler is just chickenshit in Hawaii, Australia or Indonesia]

ON THE INTERNET - EPIC is usually associated with the word FAIL

IN EVERYDAY LANGUAGE - EPIC can be used to describe stuff in an exaggerated way if you're tired of using "awesome" or any similar word

For example: [1] The steak I had was EPIC [2] I just survived another EPIC drinking session [3] That was the most EPIC vacation I ever had [4] This blog is EPIC

exciting is the new boring

hollywood sub cult

This is one of my favorite films...

REVENGE OF THE PHAT KID

Among the 4, Jerry O'Connell was the heaviest.

And you'd think that his 3 co-stars would lead long A-list Hollywood lives.

They didn't.

In fact, O' Connell, has [relatively] the longest, most successful Hollywood career.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

i am flattered...


Skarlet, lead singer of now defunct ska bands Put3ska and Brownbeat All Stars, now into jazz, used my picture as her Facebook profile pic, even if we aren't "friends."

Kewl.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

field of medicine + world of computers sub cult


When it comes to sickness and disease, I wish human beings were like computers.

You know, open the VIRUS SCAN application... CHECK FOR VIRUSES... and when you FOUND A VIRUS, isolate it... then CLEAN or DELETE it.

Simple.

Monday, January 17, 2011

my friend is inviting me to join a speed dating thing on February 14, Valentine's day...

So what drugs do you have to take to get you up to speed?

random photos from my slightly bigger than a matchbox superheadz nico digi cam


On my street, Tandang Sora, on the way to get food, because I don't cook.


Taken at the yosi area of my building. I usually smoke here when I can't think of anything to write.

hollywood + gaming + alternative music + superhero sub cult

My favorite quotes from my recent most favorite movie...

Todd Ingram: Tell that to the cleaning lady on Monday.
Scott Pilgrim: What?
Todd Ingram: Because you'll be dust by Monday, because you'll be pulverized in two seconds; and the cleaning lady, she cleans up dust. She dusts.
Scott Pilgrim: Well what's on Monday?
Todd Ingram: Today's Friday, and she has the weekends off... so... yeah, Monday.

Scott Pilgrim: I'm in lesbians with you.

Kim Pine: [unenthusiastically] We are Sex Bob-omb. We are here to sell out and make money and stuff.

Envy Adams: You are incorrigible.
Todd Ingram: I don't know the meaning of the word.
Text: He really doesn't.

Young Neil: He punched the highlights out of her hair!

Hipster Bouncer: What's the password?
Scott Pilgrim: Uh... whatever...
Hipster Bouncer: Cool...

Gideon Gordon Graves: You made me swallow my gum! That's going to be in my digestive tract for seven years!

Wallace Wells: If you want something bad, you have to fight for it. Step up your game, Scott. Break out the L-word.
Scott Pilgrim: Lesbian?
Wallace Wells: The other L-word.
Scott Pilgrim: ...Lesbians?

Vegan Policeman #1: Freeze! Vegan Police!
Vegan Policeman #2: Vegan Police!
Vegan Policeman #1: Todd Ingram, you're under arrest for veganity violation code number 827: imbibing of half-and-half.
Todd Ingram: That's bullroar!
Vegan Policeman #1: No vegan diet, no vegan powers!
Todd Ingram: But-but... but its only my first offence! D-don't I get three strikes?
Vegan Policeman #1: [to Policeman #2] Take it.
Vegan Policeman #2: [whips out notepad.] 12:47 on February 1st: You knowingly ingested gelato.
Todd Ingram: [stunned.] Gelato isn't vegan?
Vegan Policeman #1: It's milk and eggs, bitch!
Vegan Policeman #2: [still reading.] On April 4th, 7:30 pm, you partook of a plate of chicken parmesan. [Envy gasps, then glares at Todd.]
Todd Ingram: [feeble.] Chicken isn't vegan?
Vegan Policeman #1: De-Veganize Ray. Hit him!! [both fire de-veganizing rays (their index fingers) at Todd.]
odd Ingram: [gasps.] No.
[Todd's hair sags. The Vegan Policemen step back, Scott steps forward purposefully.]
Scott Pilgrim: You once were a ve-gone, and now you will be-gone!
Todd Ingram: [beat, incredulous.] Ve-gone?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

jazz sub cult

Aside from playing the drums for a band called Jack vs the Crab, my friend, Fritz "Dr. Sticks" Barth has a side thing... a jazz band that plays every Friday in a resto at the Alpha something building, Edsa Cor. Pasong Tamo Ext. Anyway, here are some pics of the band. Main singer was Myra Ruaro/ aka Skarlet aka former singer of Put3ska and the Brownbeat All Stars. Guest singer was Eileen Sison of the samba band, Guarana. See I'm subcultured in some ways.