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It’s 3am already, Friday has just kicked itself awake, and I’m into my 3rd coffee, now getting cold, as a female voice constantly reminds me that a threat has been detected, while I scan for viruses and malware and who knows what nasty things we’ve picked up working nights on some rushed up, jacked-down-price, graphic jobs.

I’m kind of enjoying this, though, in my weird, absurd way.

Just got back from Bicol. The bus ride was the usual bumpy, noisy, smelly trips you’d expect from ordinary fares, the kind of trip most Manila Boys and Girls would shudder and cringe, and bitch the whole way through. Love travelling this way, you get to see the real world of the haggard and the weary. You hear stories. You see everything. And of course, the feeling of impending doom. Feels good to be alive when you are on one of the most gruelling bus rides. The Crown would be the Sorsogon route.

But anyway . . . .

Work at the studio seems getting grittier and grittier. Which is good. Lots of unemployed and the newly employable scampering to get some nowadays. I’m glad got enough skills to work on one of my favorite artforms: Animation, while expecting to work here in Makati for a graphic design firm.

Who could have foreseen me still learning stuff? Those friends of mine who stayed behind in TOEI Philippines seems to me trapped in their so-called corporate setting some dweebs thought of as beneficial.

Enough of that.

Got some positivity going on. Even when I’m dark under the eyes, and a little bit too smoky-smelling.

Sheesh. My coffee has said goodbye to warmth. It’s officially cold as tap water, but a bit sweeter.

Villegas Night at Ten02 in Timog


Top Row Left to Right: Robbie, Angelo and Mike Villegas, Bayang, Cooky, Darcy, Bob, Tony,Coricks, then mga nakaupo: Mark, Armi, ReeJoie, Screamingmango, Scarlet, MikeCarlocap and Jobar.Photo was taken by Carvin Medina (Carvin22)Reactions

Conversations/on Villegas Night


“Ang gwapo nung drummer ng 5INCO!”


“Si Cooky parang mas malibog ang singing nya ngayon.”

“Cool trumpet”

” Hanep ang basslines!”

“Cute nung drummer ng Bluesviminda!”

“Di kaya walo ang daliri ni Mike sa left hand?”

“Si Tony o, mesmerized na.”

” Sana si Ten at Reuel din jam with Tony”

” Pare yung keyboard sobrang honkytonk-jazz”

“Di ba yan yung nasa you tube?”

“Scarlet ruuuuuuuules!”



” Mula ngayon, vocalist na lang ako” -Mike VIllegas after Noli’s rivetting performance.

“I hate these guys!They’re so good!” -Tony

” I think I’ll burn my guitar when I get home” – Me

 . . .and the night ended with nary an attempt to jam. Coul you blame us? After hearing and watching 5INCO, Bayang Barrios, Bluesviminda, the Villegas brothers and Noli Aurellio play?

Darn good music!

Lakad Indio

It was fun!

Eighty kids turned up at Tropical Hut in Yale, Cubao. We were ready with toys and gifts and the children were absolutely unfazed with the seemingly small venue or the fact that we all were too early for the TH Crew.

But we all managed to have fun till the food were ready and everyone smiled and lughed and danced.

The icing on the cake would be the Lakad Indio tomorrow , December 26, 2009, with the starting point at Quiapo Church yard.