oren ishi

I hate it...

... when I contradict myself.

and it always happen.

so i hate myself all the time.

. . .

nekochan, i was eating boiled peanuts which reminded me of you. you're so addicted to it. so to reminisce the old times that we're together, i ate it. i ate a lot. which would probably lead me to multiple trips to the restroom. but i don't mind. because i miss you. so much. that i don't mind.


oren ishi

i'm not stupid

received this from an ex-officemate through ym:
Hi if someone by the name of Mark Genesis Gallardo (rugbylegend) wants to add you to their list, don't accept it. It's a virus. Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list adds them you will get it, too. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus. Please pass this on to everyone on your list. We need to find out who is using this account. Sorry for the inconvenience. Right click on your group name of your buddy list and click Send Message to all [paza ny0]
hindi ako makapaniwala na may mga naniniwala pa dito.
at hindi ako tanga tulad nila na mag-a-aceppt na lang ng kung sinu-sino sa ym ko.
o kahit sa friendster.
o kahit sa multiply.
at tama bang gawing shoutout box ang status message?
at ilagay ang forwarded text messages?

dahil ayaw kong mahawa, idedelete kita.
wala na rin naman ako sasabihin pa sayo, hindi ka rin naman nakikinig.
i-email mo na lang ako kung magpapatulong ka ulit sa coding ng page mo.

note to self: ang hirap talaga mag-blog sa tagalog. focus.


refresh. refresh. refresh.

ang sarap maligo sa gitna ng malamig at umuulang gabi.
ang sarap magtoothbrush bago at matapos maligo.
ang sarap amuyin ng mabangong shampoo.
ang sarap din mag-isip habang naliligo.
nakakawala ng problema.
parang lahat lumilinaw.

kung pwede lang isama sa mga dead cells ko ang lahat ng problema,
binuhos ko na ang kalahati ng buhay ko kakahilod.

sa aking ever dependent body scrub.
salamat sa pansamantalahang kapayapaan.
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Mutya's Trial

At last. We were able to hold down our little cat/squirrel and make her a little bit calm. At least that's her reaction up close. She's feisty when it comes to real dogs though.

I woke up at 9 in the morning. It may sound normal to you but it's the first time in months that it happened to me. It's my sleeping time actually. Really great. And really hot. Scorching hot.


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Birthday Food

Food that we had on my birthday.

1. Maccha Azuki & Cornflakes Blueberry Shake, 2. bacon x potato, 3. Ika-tama okinomiyaki, 4. Ika-tama okinomiyaki, 5. Slammers | Bacon Cheeseburger, 6. PenPen | Mini Cordon Bleu

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

The pictures are up in my Multiply but I still have two more albums to upload.

Anyway, I have always wanted on doing something new on my birthday. I planned of taking a photo of myself on the last hour of the 27th and the first hour of the 28th. The thing is, I fell asleep. Yes, I fell asleep at night which is something new. K-kun woke me up a couple of minutes after twelve. So good-bye 24 year old me with no photo. But I had a blast on the day of my birthday, the day after and the day after that. K-kun and I went to PenPen because I've been dying to eat Bicol Express and Cordon Bleu. It's my favorite lunch while I was still working. Then went to Trinoma to have Slammers and tried some slow shutter photography. I suck at it, haha! Then went to Wildlife while waiting for Pusa to wake up so we could eat dinner together.

On Saturday, I went to Ada's place so we can celebrate my birthday. She's insisting on the day itself but as I've mentioned, I was fully booked then. Haha! As if! I love Ada. She's no longer the kikay, childish girl that I met in the office two-three years ago. She has matured a lot and became adventurous! Adventurous I say. She spontaneously dragged me to a bus heading Tagaytay just to have dinner there and then catch the last trip going back to Manila. It's my first time riding a bus going to Tagaytay and it was really fun. But time wasn't enough and we finished our meal in less than an hour. She's living alone now so we did what camwhores do, talk a lot, laugh a lot and sleep less. I was so freaking tired I fell asleep as soon as I hit the bed but woke up early.

Last trip, went to our place in Manila. I missed my father and Popeye and I missed the place. And I terribly miss my father's cooking. I'm so babaw. I texted him on my birthday that I want Tokwa't Baboy. Knowing my father being aware of my preferences, that I only eat tokwa and not he pork in tokwa't baboy, he tried cheating and cut the strips of pork thinly so I won't notice. But I did notice, haha! Popeye was glad because he's got extra pork to eat. I would have wanted to stay home but I didn't bring any tools to help myself get busy. Like the PSP or at least a book or something my hands could do. But I'll definitely schedule that next time.

You may have noticed that I don't really like parties. I prefer going out alone with different friends than having one huge party where all of them could meet. I don't like parties because I don't want one of my friends feel uneasy with my other friends. Though some of them know each other. I still feel that even if they say it's okay, I know it isn't. I myself feel uneasy in my friends' parties so why would I put my friends in that position when I myself don't like it, right.
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The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography

The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography

I. Anyone in a public place can take pictures of anything they want. Public places include parks, sidewalks, malls, etc. Malls? Yeah. Even though it’s technically private property, being open to the public makes it public space.

II. If you are on public property, you can take pictures of private property. If a building, for example, is visible from the sidewalk, it’s fair game.

III. If you are on private property and are asked not to take pictures, you are obligated to honor that request. This includes posted signs.

IV. Sensitive government buildings (military bases, nuclear facilities) can prohibit photography if it is deemed a threat to national security.

V. People can be photographed if they are in public (without their consent) unless they have secluded themselves and can expect a reasonable degree of privacy. Kids swimming in a fountain? Okay. Somebody entering their PIN at the ATM? Not okay.

VI. The following can almost always be photographed from public places, despite popular opinion:

  • accident & fire scenes, criminal activities
  • bridges & other infrastructure, transportation facilities (i.e. airports)
  • industrial facilities, Superfund sites
  • public utilities, residential & commercial buildings
  • children, celebrities, law enforcement officers
  • UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, Chuck Norris

VII. Although “security” is often given as the reason somebody doesn’t want you to take photos, it’s rarely valid. Taking a photo of a publicly visible subject does not constitute terrorism, nor does it infringe on a company’s trade secrets.

VIII. If you are challenged, you do not have to explain why you are taking pictures, nor to you have to disclose your identity (except in some cases when questioned by a law enforcement officer.)

IX. Private parties have very limited rights to detain you against your will, and can be subject to legal action if they harass you.

X. If someone tries to confiscate your camera and/or film, you don’t have to give it to them. If they take it by force or threaten you, they can be liable for things like theft and coercion. Even law enforcement officers need a court order.

What To Do If You’re Confronted

  • Be respectful and polite. Use good judgement and don’t escalate the situation.
  • If the person becomes combative or difficult, think about calling the police.
  • Threats, detention, and taking your camera are all grounds for legal or civil actions on your part. Be sure to get the person’s name, employer, and what legal grounds they claim for their actions.
  • If you don’t want to involve the authorities, go above the person’s head to their supervisor or their company’s public relations department.
  • Call your local TV and radio stations and see if they want to do a story about your civil liberties.
  • Put the story on the web yourself if need be.

More Resources

* WTF on the 6th commandment, Chuck Norris amf! Hahaha!
** I just hope that these legal commandments are also applicable here in the Philippines especially in Manila and Makati.
*** Credits to Photojojo.