Pasig

Na-miss ko ang Pasig.

Na-miss ko yung pagtawid sa harap ng simbahang nagmamadali dahil nakakastress ang tunog ng traffic light sa tawiran. Minsan, nananakbo pa ako dahil malapit nang matapos ang bilang ng traffic light sa tawiran.

Na-miss ko ang pagbili ng kung anu-ano sa gilid ng simbahan – candies, yosi, bulaklak, mumurahin earphones, chicharon at balot.

Na-miss ko yung masarap na isaw sa tapat ng iskinita namin, na gabi-gabi kong sinasadya. Madalas, pumapasok ako ng maaga para makauwi ng maaga para lang maabutan ko ang isaw ng baboy nila na madalas ay ubos na pag tapak alas sais.

Na-miss ko ang pagbili ng pagkain sa Alex Lugawan.

Na-miss ko yung kainan nila lola na pinagkakainan ko gabi-gabi.

Na-miss ko rin yung mga kapit bahay naming walang humpay sa mga chismis ng buhay-buhay ng mga tao sa paligid, at yung mga lasengong kapit-bahay namin na gabi gabi mong inaabutang umiinom sa iskinata namin.

Paalam, Pasig, hanggang sa muling pagbisita ko.

Winter Site

My first ever Winter Site‘s up, in case you didn’t know. It has winter goodies and games, too.

I’m planning on having the Christmas Site up by the end of the month. Hopefully, to make it in time for the start of December. I was planning on doing the Advent Calendar this year as with the rest of the pixel community.

Watch out for it!

Edited 2014.11.27: Christmas Site‘s up! With quilts, gifts, sigtags and everything! :D

Anipike, Flashback!

It’s been the talk of the Internet (or at least the otaku part of the Internet) about Anipike finally going down after 20 years. I had quite a flashback because Anipike was the shit back in the day. It’s the source or all things anime related and 90% of my otaku friends probably visit that site at least once a week.

Oh, oh! While on the topic of vintage websites, my favorite website back then is still around the Internet but is not updated anymore. Hello, Kurama’s Territory! It used to be in Geocities though (this site as well spawned from Geocities). I used to send love poems there weekly for Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho). I used to also write fan fictions using Ken (from Hidaka Ken of Weiss Kreuz) as a pseudonym too. And I love collecting anything Sailormoon from stickers, to cards, stationary, pens, paper dolls, etc. I even have that old Moon Stick. I think I still have most of them in my mom’s old house with my X/1999 VHS.

Information about anything manga, anime, J-pop/rock, etc. related back then are not as wide as it is today. Much more, if you wanted to acquire actual goods. For example, when my brother was all over Utada Hikaru’s First Love Album, we literally went to each and every mall in Metro Manila just to find that goddamn album, on which we found finally at Tower of Records, somewhere. I’ve also spent a considerable amount of money (ugh, shipping fees!) and serious amount of effort just to acquire an original VHS copy of X/1999 OVA. I can’t even remember how I happened to acquire one, I just did. I still have that VHS and I will probably have it until I grow old, and my hair turns grey, while my face gets filled with wrinkles. And even after all those years, X/1999 still remains unfinished. D:

Beyond Eternal 11th Anniversary!

So, today marks the 11 year that I have been running this site. Hooray for 11 years, and I think it’s about time to change my layout because this one’s been around for about 6 years already. XD I’ll try to come up with something by the end of the year. Anyway, here’s a little gift from me, feel free to grab. :D

I skipped the usual obligatory fan signs because I was way busy with something else. I’ll be a surprise, so watch out for it. :)

I have no giveaways this year, because I’m broke and is buried with debts to my neck. But I’ll probably give people free sigtags since it’s a special day. But it’ll have to be later.

Oh, and I’ve also updated my graphics/collection page, Niji, into a winter layout and it snows! I kinda edited the original Jquery converted code I used for a more snow-like feel, although, I haven’t actually experienced snow ever in my life, I just thought that snow is much prettier like that. Or I may stand corrected.

Tattoos

I had a long discussion with one of my brothers about tattoos, and how one of his friend was shunned because of her tattoo.

You know, in this country, at this day and age, there are still people who thinks that those people who has tattoos are “not good people.” By “not good people” they mean someone who does drug, are alcoholic, or violet and stuff like that.

I remembered when I was looking for an apartment years ago. Friends and I went to inquire for an available apartment somewhere in Pasig City. The owner of the apartment we were looking to rent interviewed us and her first question was, “Does anyone of you have tattoos?” To which we answered no and immediately followed a question of why. She told us that if any of us has tattoos, she wouldn’t rent us her apartment regardless of whether we capable of paying rent or not. She told us that a week before us, there was a rich lady with a Japanese husband who also inquired about the same apartment but she refused to rent it to her because of a tiny tattoo she has in her ankle. She said that people with tattoos often bring trouble and that they full of vices and the like. At that moment she was saying it, I wanted to slap her with a thick book. But I held it up pretty good. I have to commend my maturity of that moment, if I say so myself. This irked us and we decided not to rent her house because she’s a big fat old stereotyping bitch.

I do not have tattoos, but I have a lot of friends who has. And they are passionate, kind and beautiful people. They are not drugged addicted, alcoholic nor violent like how the old lady suggests. They simply express themselves and their creativity through their tattoos. They love their tattoos. It’s a symbol of who they are, what they wanted to be, and sometimes, a reminder of something, something to gain or something they have lost. Having people throw these kind of opinions on you often lead you to dismay and eventually, it will discourage you to have a tattoo on. And I think that’s wrong.

I think that having tattoo is supposed to be your personal choice and not some stranger’s. If you wanted to have one, go and have one. Don’t let other people bring you down. To hell with other people’s opinions. It’s your body. What you do with it, is your choice and your consequence. Having tattoo is another form of self expression. We should not be afraid of expressing ourselves. We all have our personal freedom, and we should not let society dictate how we want to live our lives and what we want to do with our bodies.