Uhaw Pa Sa Camel

Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines
Beer-loving Gunner extraordinaire, perennial vocalist, guitarist, dog person, and wet kisser in one neat li'l package.


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Monday, May 30, 2005


Name: Kikay Molly
Alter ego: Banimbus
Birth date: May 20, 2000
Gender: Female
Breed: Mongrel
Known Tricks: The Pretend-she's-not-looking-then-suddenly-snaps-at- your-nearest-appendage Trick
Likes: Early morning walks and cheddar cheese
Dislikes: Small kids and strangers
Trait: Very faithful and affectionate

Photo taken while Kikay was busy fighting alien invaders in the mystical forests of Matina, circa 2004 A.D.

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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Party II

After our Samal escapade, our boss dropped me off at home where I met Joman--- my friend and, more importantly, a camel who is celebrating his birthday. Hehehe guess what's next?

"Mark, imo."

"Ahhh. Salamat 'Ric."

"Ikaw 'Noy?"

"'Di, 'sa ko bai---bug-at p'ang tiyan."


"Ibutang sa."

"Asa na?"

"Paghulat 'Yat."

"Ahhhhh. Salamat."

"Jom pasa kang Boyet, palihog."

"Bai, naa pay barbeque dinhi o."

"Salamat Jom. Naa pay ice?"

What transpired basically sounded like this with some variations. What do you expect?
I've never seen a guy so happy as Joman in his birthday. And never felt a head as heavy and pain-filled as mine. And yet after the karaoke stint where Michael made a heart-stopping rendition of Through the Fire (and I thought he was going to give the mic to his wife), we still managed to go home with smiles pasted on our faces.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005


The Event:
Last May 7 we finally had our Christmas vacation company party at Island Garden City of Samal (Samal for short).

The Team:
Rodney, Den, Henry, Ivan, Markie, Al, Shawn, Salatiel, Randy and me, of course!

The Ride:
We ferried from Davao City to Babac. After a backbreaking, very bumpy ride from Babac to Kamudmud, we were told that we didn't have a reservation so we had to ride all the way back to Babac again and ended up at Coco Beach Resort. Coco beach was recommended to us by a hitchhiker we dubbed The Scorpion King because of a prominent scorpion-cum-yin-and-yang tatto on his right deltoids. We got ourselves settled fast because it's already nightfall.

The Menu:
Grilled bangus, panga ng tuna, pork kilawin, tuna kinilaw, prawns, pork barbecue and ripe mangoes for dessert and mango juice to wash it all up.

The Drinks:
Fundador brandy, Red horse beer and Red Wine.

What happened:
Well what do you expect? When thirsty camels get together, there's bound to be a lot of...drinking, i guess. We started off with beer instead of brandy. Someone finally opened the brandy and that's when things got interesting. Ivan got into singing duets with a widow about 20 years his senior. Salatiel, our official gunner, somehow started to lead us (unsuccesfully) into believing that he's been putting ice instead of small pebbles into our drinks. Then he kissed Shawn and crawled on his knees on the sand after he got so drunk. We did have our revenge though (See Salatiel Tragedy).

Whats missing?

The Morning After:
I was the first one up. And after an envigorating swim the throbbing in my head finally subsided. I started to work on what's left in the cooler. After everyone was up, we broke fast on eggs and corned beef. After a few more swims and beers and wine, we finally went home happy and tired and yet...still uhaw pa sa camel.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Cimex lectularius Linnaeus - bed bug.
Cebuano - kuting
Tagalog - surot
Slang - pesteng yawa katola!

Blood feeding parasites of humans, chickens, bats and occasionally domesticated animals (Usinger 1966). Bed bugs are suspected carriers of leprosy, oriental sore, Q-fever, and brucellosis (Krueger 2000) but have never been implicated in the spread of disease to humans (Dolling 1991).

Human dwellings, birds nests, and bat caves make the most suitable habitats for bed bugs since they offer warmth, areas to hide, and most importantly hosts on which to feed (Dolling 1991). Bed bugs are not evenly distributed throughout the environment but are instead concentrated in harborages (Usinger 1966). Within human dwellings, harborages include cracks and crevices in walls, furniture, behind wallpaper and wood paneling, or under carpeting (Krueger 2000). Bed bugs are usually only active during night but will feed during the day when hungry (Usinger 1966). Bed bugs can be transported on clothing, in traveler's luggage, or in bedding and furniture (USDA 1976) but lack appendages to enable them to cling to hair, fur, or feathers, so are rarely found on hosts (Dolling 1991).

Kept me awake for many a night now. Damn this itch!

Scientific stuff taken verbatim from:
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Salathiel Tragedy

Word of caution guys: don't get caught drunk and asleep, especially when your drinking mates are named Ivan, Shawn, Al, etc...or you'll probably end up like this (Click on a thumbnail for larger view):
Yes that's right. This poor guys name is Salathiel---Salat for short and he met a fate that could be worse...ah well its a shame I'm too decent to show only his tops. ;)

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Saturday, May 07, 2005


...pa sa camel!

Graphic wizardry courtesy of Shawn Somido, batang onets.

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#include <cstdlib>
#include <iostream>

int main()
    int a = 2563, b = 290;
    b ^= a ^= b ^= a;
    std::cout << "a = " << a << "b = " << b
              << std::endl;
    return EXIT_SUCCESS;


What? What? Hehehe...this is just one of those things that used to fascinate me guys and I admit still does now, even more so now I know the logic behind it....

And this is one of those things that got me interested in getting intimate with the computer. I'm glad to know that those of you who get to read this also took a liking to the technology. I may be little presumptous in assuming this, but you wouldn't be behind that console if you didn't share a little of my fascination. ;)

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