Saturday, March 28, 2015

Part of Her World (Triton's Perspective)

I am have been watching a lot of Disney movies recently because of my children and I  just finished The Little Mermaid and I found myself siding with Ariel's father, Triton on almost everything. Then my soda drenched brain came up with the idea of converting the song 'Part of your world' to Triton's perspective. So here it is, I hope you enjoy it and I also hope I am not breaking any laws. :P

Part of Her World

Look at her now, isn’t she great
Wouldn't you think that she's now complete?
Wouldn't you think she’s the girl
The girl I gave everything?

Look at this trove, treasures untold
How many wonders can one ocean hold?
Looking around here you'd think
Sure, I gave her everything

She’s got pearls and corals a plenty
I gave cowries and conches galore
She wants anemones? I got her twenty!
But who cares? No big deal,
She wanted more

She wants to be where the people are
She wants to see, wanna see them dancing

Walking around on those
What do you call 'em? Oh, feet

Flipping her fins, Is not enough for her
She wants to have legs for jumping and dancing
Strolling along down a
What's that word again?

Here where there’s glee, here where we’re free
Here where we’ll stay all day in the sea
Here next to me
Wish I could be, part of her world

What would I give to her make stay
inside of these waters?
What would I pay to spend a day
Warm in her arms?

Here down in sea, we do our best
To love and care for our daughters
Bright young women, gently swimming
Ready to stand

I should let her go where she wants to go
Asking her questions
And get some answers
But I know what fire is – and how it

I know it’s her turn
But wouldn't I love, love for her to stay here down below?
Here by my side
Wish I could be
Part of her world

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Schmuel Song - Surviving The Weekend

For those unfortunate enough to stumble upon this blog and know of its existence, you might have notice that I haven't posted anything for the past few days. I actually have written everyday but didn't post any of it because when I reading them I have realized it was really depressing, and if you've read earlier post this was for my children and geeky stuff. So I decided not to post any them, which also means I didn't have anything to post since I have very limited writing talent. :P

I feel much better now thanks to my loving wife, family, and friends. I love you my wife Elaine very much. I leave you with current LSS, the Schmuel Song from the musical The Last 5 Years because "Na na na na, na na na Just do it and you can be happy!"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

We Should Pay Our Taxes

Taxes season is upon us and the deadline for filing is getting nearer. It is NOT a joyful season filled with love and cheer. It is a season where a majority of us begin to question the effectiveness of our government and accountants are our saviors, but this season is a necessity for the greater good of our country and everyone. Here are some reason why you should pay or file your taxes correctly:

1. It is the law. We are all required to file our taxes regardless of our status in life. Yes there are exemptions,but it is not a suggestion or an optional thing we can ignore. There are penalties in place for not doing the right thing and honestly not filing properly is not worth the hassle and money it brings.

2. The common excuse of any government agency why projects are delayed, why government employees' salary is pathetic (I am talking about teachers, rank and file employees, health workers, policemen, and soldiers here), and services are bad is the lack of budget. Imagine if we take away that excuse from them by paying our taxes properly. It is not much but it is a start.

3. A common reason I hear why most people don't want to pay taxes is because our government will only steal it. Guess what, not paying tax correctly makes you the same as those corrupt government officials because you are stealing from your own country,

4. And lastly, it is the right and decent thing to do. Let us be an good example to our children or the next children, Let us show to everyone that we are law-abiding citizens, believes in our country and wants it to have a brighter future.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ryuutama Session 2: Tristan's Journal - In the village Ifa - Part 1

Day 23 Resplendent Dragon 15 ATB

Weather: Clear
Condition: Still tired

Okay I am going make this a quick entry since we are going to an adventure any moment from now I am just waiting for the nekogoblins to bring the supplies I requested.

The day started pretty good, we were in high spirits and Aya was even more happy than usual. The "bandits" had packed up earlier than and said our goodbyes quite peacefully. Joshua the weather guy disappeared but Aya told us she found his tracks and went on the opposite direction of our destination so I think he is still alive (though he did ran away from our deal, I will make sure he pays double next time I see him).

The konekogoblin who was staying in the area hired us to guide him to the town of Ifa which is the same town we were headed. I don't really mind since he is paying us 400 gold pieces, not bad considering it is not even a whole day's travel. Before I forget his name is Kinny, it is weird that we never asked his name even though he has been with us for a day and a half already.

That is it for now, I will continue with story later since our "leader" is saying that we are ready leave.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Why are we not Breastfeeding?

Today I went to the local health office to avail of the free vaccines for Sophia, because I am cheap and the vaccine cost around 7,000.00 pesos if I buy it in a hospital. While I was going through the usual interview about Sophia, I was asked the question if my wife was breastfeeding. I told her the truth that we do a mixture of breast milk and formula, she then asked for the ratio which I promptly told her it was only 2 to 3 bottles a week and it happens when Elaine has to go out for an hour or two. You could see in the health worker's face that she was impressed and told me that it was good that we were breastfeeding. That got me thinking if breastfeeding is rare in the Philippines? Which is kinda weird since I have seen a lot mothers whip out their breast with wanton abandoned if its feeding time. 

So I went to the waiting area for our turn, while waiting I got to talked with some of the mothers there since they were curious why I was the one bringing my daughter for vaccination (I was the only male in there). The topic eventually went to feeding which I gave the same answer I gave the health worker earlier and I got the same impressed look on their faces which kinda confused me since we weren't purely breastfeeding. They began comparing with each other how long did they tried breast feeding and the longest was a week, then they started discussing the hassles and pain they had to endure while breastfeeding which was understandable because my wife had to go through that as well. I really shock when one answered that the reason she didn't continue with it was because she was scared that her nipples was going to get big and ugly, and almost everyone agreed with her. I had to used all my willpower not comment on her statement but I was already screaming in my mind. I stayed quiet the rest of the time and just waited for my turn, giving them the obligatory smile and nod.

We finally finished with the vaccination and went home, I immediately did some research on the statistics of breastfeeding here in the Philippines and the following link is the latest report I could find:, and I am deeply saddened by the report. I am in no position to judge, women have every right to decide and we all have different circumstances to face, but the least I could do is tell them to try doing for more than a week. I grew up being bombarded with information that breast milk is the best (I don't know why since I a guy) and the internet has made that information more accessible. I even found a site with 101 reasons to breastfeed, and I would like to share it:

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday Musings

am in church today, and I am yet to spontaneously combust into flames. Why am I here? My daughter is getting a blessing and her name is being recorded, so I am risking bursting into flames for my daughter. I love my family that much. 

I am seeing a lot a of familiar faces, a little older but they are still the friends I grew up with. A lot of the children have grown up, some getting married and having children of their own. All of a sudden I feel old, which got me thinking what do I want to do when I get senior citizen old? I will take advantage that I am senior citizen by getting all the 20 % discounts I can get, watch movies for free, and use all those special lanes for the elderly. I want  to get that senior citizen card and booklet. 

I am currently doing a to do list of everything that needs to be done this week, and the list getting is getting very long. I feeling a little overwhelm but I know I can do it with a lot of help from Gatorade.

I am happy that I got buy some awesome books from Book Sale for a bargain. I actually found a copy of Choose Your Adventure 1: The Cave of Time. I can't wait to read it over and over again .

Saturday, March 7, 2015

To Run or Not To Run

I do not run and believe me when I say that is not from the lack of trying. I have tried to run in the past only to end up walking really long distances. I did walk from Paranaque to Las Pinas just for the heck of it.

This year, a good incentive has arrived to try running again. DC comics is going to have a World of DC Comics All Star Fun Run on April 18, 2015 near MOA. I know this going to lots of fun and I pretty excited to join. I just need to convince my wife to join me and to make sure my mother-in-law doesn't have anything plan in the morning since it is her birthday.

Why do I like the Wonder Woman singlet?
I will also not lie that a good part of why I want to join this particular run are awesome stuff you get when you register. My only worry is if they have my size. Hopefully everything goes according to plan.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thoughts On Being Published

Look at my son's reaction as he watches his Tito Nik
Yesterday a special friend of mine, Niki Yarte posted in Facebook an article about a published individual named Marcelo Santos III and the social media backlash he got when an event called him a writer. Here's the link to the said article:

So who is he? Well, according to the link above and the almighty Google gods, he is a award winning author and is famous for the following things below:

We all have that friend that consistently repost these.
According to research is a Wattpad story
Let me get things straight first, I am not the target market of his works and that means his works has zero appeal to me, and I bear no animosity towards that guy. In fact, I am a little jealous (and that jealousy bring me great shame) of his accomplishment at a young age (my crowning achievement is I have proven to the world that my family jewels are functional).

With these things in mind, I have realized the following things:

  • I like to read things that expands my mind and imagination, Stories that make think and contemplate on what I just read. Stories that touch a large variety of topics and not just a small part of romance (I am talking of where the "kilig" factor is the only driving force in the story). I am already 32, time is short, and I have already found the love of my life.
  • My dream of become a writer is not impossible (I must continue writing my sausage story). I just need more practice.
  • Wattpad stories are cute but they are not for me. A good outcome of these stories is that lot of young people are reading. Hopefully, this will get them to read more books.
  • To be famous, one must find something that attracts your target audience and concentrate with that. You will have haters but they will only increase your popularity.
And with that I leave you with this thing I made:

I can't wait for the book deals. :P

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Natalie Dormer Confuses Me

As I was going through my news feed this morning I found a post of friend featuring a music video of Hozier with Natalie Dormer in it. It was a good video and song but what made an impact for me was the mix emotions I felt for the actress. I was strangely attracted to her but at the same time there was seething hatred. Now this is not the first I have express this, I have mentioned it to my wife and some friends before when I watching the game of thrones series.

I want kiss her and rub that smile off her face at same time.
Let me try to explain it a bit, She is very attractive person and based with what I am reading about her in the internet she is a nice and intelligent person. She even got my wife seal of approval and that by itself is an impressive feat.  I would be a hypocrite not to say that I really find her attractive, She also rubs me the wrong way. We all have that person in our lives, that person through no fault of their own we instantly judge we hate without any rational reason. She is also high on that list. 

That is why Natalie Dormer confuses me, I have never felt anything like this before and to end this post I leave you with another confusing thing I saw this morning.

Yes, that is a statue of a doctor cleaning a  kids butt in a very awkward position.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Pa!

Happy Birthday Lolo!
It's my father's 63rd birthday today and though we are a couple thousand miles from each other technology has given us to keep in touch in a regular basis. I want to share my gratitude and love to the man I am proud to call my father.
  • Thank you for giving me life, I will not be here if not for you and mama.
  • Thank you for working hard everyday to provide for us and my siblings when we were growing up. I saw it everyday how difficult it is to provide for us all, but I never heard you and mama complain or express regret in taking care us.
  • Thank you for being there for us through the best and worst time of our lives. You were always there for me when I needed you the most, for listening when I only needed someone to hear what is inside my mind.
  • Thank you for teaching that women should be treated as equals and that they should be respected and love no matter the circumstances, and that the most important woman in a man's life is her mother until he is married, then it becomes his wife and that no one has the right to disrespect her.
  • Thank you for being an example of man who is slow to anger and to always try understand the circumstances behind another person's action that may have hurt. Keeping a grudge is only destructive to the one who has it because most of the time they don't know. I am still working on this but I know because of you I will be able to achieve this.
  • Thank you for teaching me that an apology goes a long way, that saying sorry when one has made mistake makes one a better person and that it does not diminishes him. That forgiveness is important to both parties involve. 
  • Thank you for teaching, that one must never intentionally say anything that would hurt another or in anger, and if we are to say anything about another person it should be something that we can say in front of that person.
  • Thank you for teaching me that a man's happiness is not measured by one's fame, power, or riches. That money is only one of the means in achieving happiness. I remember you telling me that I should do things and have a career that makes me happy and your only condition is that I do my best and never give up on my dreams.
  • Thank you for teaching that it is okay to sing even when you are out of tune, to dance in public is cool, that watching cartoons when you are past 30 is still cool, and daddy jokes are the best jokes in the world.
  • Thank you for loving me.