Thursday, March 30, 2006

FABtism: A Far-Out Party

FABtism: A Far-Out Party

After conquering Baguio last weekend, Fab pioneers welcomed Fab Newbies with a party aptly named FABtism: Newbies Party, held at Robinsons Apartelle last March 25.

The party had a different feel to it compared to previous parties organized for Fab members. In FABtism, the set-up was more homey and laid- back. A videoke was set, house music played non-stop, and food and drinks overflowed.

"We did not prepare any specific program for the event--mainly because we want to make them [newbies] feel that they already belong to the Fab family," said Rainbow, a pioneer and one of the organizers of the party.

"This time, the party’s more on talking and mingling," another organizer Ramdelicious added.
And just as prayers are always heard, the evening became a night of smiles for friends and guests.

"The ambiance was intimate – a perfect chance for the pioneers to get to know the new members better. It was fun and rewarding," said Danzboy, one of the Fab pioneers.

Oxygen59, a newbie, said, "Grabe sa saya! (Super fun!) Actually it''s my first time to attend this kind of party. I met lots of new friends." Another newbie, Sugarpuff agreed, "I can say I gained a lot of new friends because of that Fab night."

"Hope the Fab family keeps on growing," Oxygen59 added.

Part of the short program was dedicated to Cupkeyk, former content manager for He resigned his post a few days earlier.

Busty08 announced the upcoming events Circuit Asia is preparing for Fabuloush members. And everyone is already looking forward to the next GEB.

The Fab family is closer than ever!

Words by Fighter21


I am Fighter21. Thanks to Pao for helping me with this one.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

FABtism and Life or Death


Last Saturday, FABtism was held in Room 313 at Robinsons Apartel. The party started at 9 PM. But we, the organizers, were up by 11 AM to fix and buy stuffs.

It was fun! About 120 Fab Members attended so we can say that it was a success. Thanks to us -- the organizers.

It was nice meeting and getting to know a lot of people. And for that night I have learned something. In life, you will meet a lot of people. Certain people who will touch your life. And in my life, I have a lot of friends. I have a list of my favorite friends -- those who have earned my trust.

I value friendship so much that is why when someone devalues that friendship, I think twice. If someone took for granted the friendship, memories and the camaraderie between the two of us, he/she/it is not worthy of my trust. And I hate it when a friend of mine compares our friendship to his new friends. It is so pathetic for someone to do that.

Now, I am thinking twice on one of my friends. One piece of advice: instead of finding faults in people (you said no one is perfect right?), try focusing on your grammar. Just do not go around playing the victim because evidently, you are the one who started all of this. None of this would happen if not for you.

*Pictures from FABtism to be posted soon.


Life or Death?

To people who are suicidal, it is easy to choose between the two.

But let me tell you that life is full of choices. When you are so depressed, you can always cheer yourself up by going out with your friends. You can entertain yourself by watching DVDs, shopping, and clubbing. There are many options.

When you choose death over life, you have no choice but to die. There will be no time for regrets because you are, hello, dead.

Just recently, one of my friends tried to kill himself by drinking insecticide. I talked to him over the phone. He was still int he hospital so instead of anger, I offered him comfort. He is going through a lot of things, and I know sermons were not the things he needed that night. But I cannot resist on saying how stupid he was. A piece of advice for my friend (if ever you come across this blog): love yourself more. How can someone love you, if you do not love yourself? Death is not the answer.

And to those who arefeeling suicidal, I have one advice: get a life!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Pictionary III

Pictionary III
These pictures are some of the pictures of us in Tagaytay. These were taken using Jhumar's N90. Our favorite feature of the phone? The six consecutive captures.
Take 1: 'O magposing tayo ha!'

take 2: 'Palit naman ng pose!'

Take 3: 'Smile tayong lahat.'

Take 4: 'Ang saya!'

Take 5: 'Hoy Chicco, pang lima pa lang! Umalis ka diyan!'

Sa ibang pwesto naman. Ang dakilang Class Picture. Ang dean? Danzboy.

Syempre ang class picture, may whacky picture. Ito yun.

Kamusta naman di ba? Kahit walang tulog, project to death.

Isa pang version ng class picture.

Pasaway ka talaga Chicco. Ayaw mo naman tumawa?

More to come!

Weekend for Friends

Weekend for Friends

Last Saturday was the baptismal of Krestel's beautifuk daughter Akeisha. Joanne and I met at SM Centerpoint at 3 PM and went straigh to Sanctuario de San Antonio at Forbes.

The bapstimal ceremony lasted for about 45 minutes. After that, we went to Dad's Glorietta 3 for the reception. There we met Edenne and Omar. We updated each other about each other's lives. While eating kare-kare, we talked about parenthood (for Edenne and Krestel) and work. Listening to our conversation, I was amazed on how much we grow.

Our opinions are more mature. And our thinking are more rational. It is not about ourselves anymore. It is about their own family (for Edenne and Krestel) or for our parents (for all of us)

The times Edenne and Krestel spent in the Ladies CR for retouching their make-ups back in college were replaced by taking care of their babies.

I remember writing in my journal notebook this phrase: you cannot stop change. We have changed. And I am looking forward in hanging out with them again. I miss them.

After the reception, I went to Kian's birthday party. Me and my friends drank our way all through out the night. At around 2 AM, we made plans to go to Tagaytay. This was my first time to join them in Tagaytay so I decided to go. Ang lamig! We went to Starbucks but it was closed. So we stayed at 7-11 to eat something and wait for the sun to rise. Picture galore.

"domwhee, dito yun cam!"
L-R: Alvin aka Curting, Brian Keith, Moi, Edmar aka Ramdelicious, Ranjoe, Young aka Simplelife, Drake24, Harli aka Danzboy, Dom aka Domwheesung. Ang mga nakatuwad (L-R): Jhumar and Chaileyva

Palace in the Sky

Ito itsura ni BK kapag lalaki at si Domwhee kapag pa-sweet.

"Tangina, halaman." - ang panalong statement ni Bekay. Lalaking lalaki ang delivery pero ang kamay niya nasa dibdib!

I would like to say thank you to Domwheesung and Alvin for not sleeping during the drive. Sila ang driver eh. Thanks Jason aka Siphone (dami niyo kasing Jason) for the pictures. Jhumar, post your pictures soon!!

I was so glad I joined them. Kahit sobrang sakit sa ulo ng walang tulog.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Angel Standing By

Angel Standing By

I have always been fascinated by angels. I liked the idea that they are with you everywhere you go. My Birthday Angel is Barchiel. Angel Barchiel is the bringer of hope.

When I was young, whenever I need someone to talk to, I will talk to my guardian angel. Call me crazy, but I find solace in talking to my angel.

Back in college, I had a friend who is into witchcraft. I forgot the name of the game we used to play but it is like an Ouija Board. One time, we all asked for our past life being. And when I asked mine, the glass spelled A-N-G-E-L. We asked for several times and it said the same thing. I have yet to confirm from another past life reader if the claim was true.

Up until now, I still talk to my angel during my loneliest times. During the times when I cannot turn into anyone, I turn to my angel for comfort. Even when, I am scared, I find myself talking to her. And she never refused to listen to me even if I was stubborn at times. And I can talk to her anytime, anywhere.

I really believe that each of us has his own angels. And I believe that even in our loneliest moments, none of us are really ever alone.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Whenever You Call, Love

Whenever You Call, Love

Last night, I went home at around 12 MN. Before going to sleep, I listened to my iPod. The song Whenever You Call by Mariah Carey played. I got teary eyed.

Love wandered inside
Stronger than you,
Stronger than I...

I remember my first love. It was 8 years ago -- way back in high school. This song was the witness on how I fell in love with my first love. It brought back the memories.

I won't ever be too far away to feel you
And I won't hesitate at all
Whenever you call
And I'll always remember the part of you so tender
I'll be the one to catch your fall
Whenever you call...

In a few minutes, I was back there inside the bus going to Philippine Expo, holding a walkman between our ears. We were listening to this song.
And I will breathe for you each day
Comfort you through all the pain
Gently kiss your fears away
You can turn to me and cry
Always understand that I
Give you all I am inside...

Now, I do not know if I miss him or I miss being in love.

Friday, March 10, 2006



Not in the picture: Mato, JP, RJ, Nino, Roydon.

Hey guys! Nuba! I wonder what happened our plan to hang out every Friday night after work? We made a vow remember?
I just miss you guys so much.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Lightpost Girl

Lightpost Girl

There is this girl underneath a light post in one of the streets I pass by everytime I go home from work. Just standing ther and waiting. Waiting for someone to pick her up so she could spend the night in a nice motel room.

Her pretty face thick with make-up -- dark eyeshadows, red lips and rosy cheeks. Sometimes, she puts on her contact lenses to enhance her empty eyes.

Her eyes filled with regret and blank glances. They say that the eyes are the window of a soul. And if you look beyond those regrets and blank glances, you will see an empty soul.

Her eyes will tell you that she regrets on doing what she is doing right now. Giving her body to man she barely knows just to earn some money to feed the kids. She had big breasts, but she feels little inside. No one feels the same.

She remembered the times when she was 11 years old. The time when she was filled with dreams and ambitions. Back then, she said she wanted to be doctor. And she taught being a girl was the most wonderful thing. At the age of 16, she liked how the boys drool over her. She was the Prom Queen and boys -- even lesbos -- ran after her. She liked flicking her hair, walking along the hallways of their building, displaying her long legs for the world to see. She was every man's dreams and every girl's nightmare.

But five years after, she did not have a clue that she will be under that light post waiting for a stranger to pick her up. All her dreams just fade away.

Oftentimes, I will catch her smoking her cigarettes. Though I know she was only pretending that she knows how to smoke. Coz everytime her lungs will be filled with the smoke, she would cough.

She thinks of love she knew. It was not long enough since the father of her kids left him with nothing. With no words, she found him gone in the morning. She gave up everything just to be with him. And in return, he gave her up. And one night she thought: what's a girl to do when a guy leaves her? I am not gonna cry. I may not have the money, but I can survive with my pretty face just like what I did back in college. She insisted that she can make it on her own.

That is why she is standing underneath the light post every other night. And if she gets lucky, the guy who picked her up will give her enough money for her and her kids to survive for two days.

There are nights when no one will pick her up. She will put out her cigar with her four-inch heels. She will smile to herself as her eyes begins to well up. It is hard to pretend to be happy when you are dying inside. She walks home -- swallowed by the darkness in her avenue of broken dreams. She have big breasts, but she feels little inside.

Sometimes, I feel the same.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Love is About Taking Risk

Love Is About Taking Risk

Love is about taking risk.
This must be my new mantra.
If I chant this often, I shall believe that it is true.
Love is about taking risk. Love is about taking risk. Love is about taking risk. Love is about taking risk. Love is about taking risk. Love is about taking risk. Love is about taking risk.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

No Day But Today

No Day But Today

There is no future, there is no past
I live this moment as my last
There's only us, there's only this
Forget regret or life is yours to miss
No other road, no other way
No day but today

I watched Rent The Movie yesterday. Actually, I was able to watch it in theatre when I was in college. Thanks to my cousin Chari for the free tickets. The movie version was directed by Chris Columbus, the same guy who did the first two Harry Potter movies.

I love each character. And the lesson it thought me about life and love.

Angel and Collins showed me how unconditional love is. Both suffering in AIDS, they stayed beside each other. Angel died by the end of the musical.

They have thought me that there is 'no day but today' so live your life to the fullest. Be brave, live bravely, love bravely and be courageous. As the song above says, 'forget regret or life is yours to miss.'

Friday, March 03, 2006

The One with FRIENDS

The One with Friends

It was back in junior high school when I first got hooked on Friends. I taped every episode on VHS and watched it almost everyday. I sang along Phoebe's (Lisa Kudrow) songs, memorized every punchline, and got two of my real life friends hooked up on the show -- Francis and Tristan.

My favorite friend is Phoebe. She is weird, funny and unique. But I love them all.

The show ran for ten seasons. And I am now collecting DVDs. I have seasons 1, 3, 8 and 9. So I still have six seasons to go.

There has been a rumor flying around that NBC is planning to reunite them for four special episodes. Keep your fingers crossed!

Pictionary II

Pictionary II
The Golden Fab Awards

The Golden Fab Awards poster by Anin

That's my pre-show outfit

This event would not be possible without Rainbow's hardwork. Go Direk!

Jolina Magdangal Awardee, Ramde.

The 'starlets' of the night -- Simplelife and me.

Another 'starlet' who spun the night away -- drake24.

The bouncers and the bouncee.

My Fab family and a Raging Diva

After the successful show. Bonding moment in Room 705.

One of my favorite pictures with two of my favorite Fab friends.

Another one of my favorite Fab friends -- Jhumar.

'Oh my! Technical brouhahas! Picture muna!'

Vogue, vogue! let your body move to the music...

'I just need you to acknowledge I am here...'

**Pictures by Randy Capinpin of RX Digital Photography, Necrotic, Aldherck2man and Sugarpuff.