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ohno! ondoy!


I guess since the dust has settled, or should i say the flood has subsided (well in some areas), I can now tell my story about Ondoy.

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imma be… drunk?

‘Cause just one night couldn’t be so wrong

~my ♥ leighton meester

nag cut ako ng 7:30 pm PP class, then went to this adhoc event with my friends. unlimited booze.


ayun, i got drunk. well, kinda.

here’s a pictionary of my transformation, from sober to wasted: Continue reading


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read at your own risk

You say
You think we need to go to war
well you’re already in one
Cause it’s people like you
who need to get slew
No one wants your opinion
Fuck you (Fuck You)
Fuck you very, very much

You say

You think we need to go to war

well you’re already in one

Cause it’s people like you

who need to get slew

No one wants your opinion

Fuck you (Fuck You)

Fuck you very, very much

the one who’s talking here are my frustrations. some of the things that is posted might be true, and some might be spur of the moment verbal diarrhea. so read at your own risk.

these are  my thoughts and angst regarding the magazine i’ve been working on. i’ll do it in bullets because they are in random thought sequence:

  • it seems that i don’t get what is due for me. respect? recognition? tangina, simula first year pa ako member ng magazine na ‘to, kumbaga, senior member na ako. pero alila pa rin ang feeling ko.
  • those who look down on our JOB should die, srsly. puta, akala nila cut and paste lang ang ginagawa namin, nagkakamali sila. kaya maganda ang VISION MAGAZINE ay hindi lang dahil sa content nito. kundi dahil yon sa maganda at pang-professional na layout.
  • hindi ako gumagana ng maayos kung maangas ang nag uutos sakin, kasi maangas din ako. nampucha, wag kang aangas-angas sakin kasi baka makatikim ka sa kin ng wala sa oras. baka di kita matancha.
  • sa mga pahirap na writers, photographers and graphic designers, kung di naman kayo makakatulong at idadrag nyo lang ang team para sa isa nanamang late issue, e mag-quit na kayo. ‘di namin kayo kailangan. kung shitty articles, LOOOOW res na images, at crappy na layouts lang din ang maibibigay nyo, shit kayo!
  • isa pang shout-out sa mga maaangas. etong sa’yo ,,I,,di ka namin kailangan.

hay, naiisip ko tuloy na mag-quit. parang na fe-feel ko na ang feeling ni kuya rodge.
i really hate this day, nag burst tuloy ako at napablog ng di oras.

sa mga nakakaalam ng detalye ng mga ‘to, yes, ganyan ang naiisip ko ngayon. i don’t need to be sorry kung may natamaan, kasi this is what i feel, RIGHT NOW.

pero the warm and fluffy me will be back, for sure ~♥


fcuk you very very much.

and i don’t hate my EIC’s.


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aftermath? (part one)


The diversified architectural experience is a prerequisite of the government (PRC) before one can take the board exams. You need to work UNDER a registered architect for 3000 hours.

Good thing they scrapped the policy that one should get his apprenticeship after graduation. So the incoming fourth year architecture student that I am, I readily searched for a firm that could fill my would-be-idle summer vacation.

Yes. I took this OJT (on-the-job training) out of boredom.

I expected my summer to be dull. (minus the hi-hos from the Vision Magazine)

So I did what I did. Together with my colleagues, Ann and Kim, we went to apply to the largest architecture firm in the country (or maybe even in SEA).


We had contacts inside the firm. Firstly, one of the employees of the firm was an immediate former EIC of the Vision Magazine, kuya Patrick. (though the principal architect of the firm was also a former editor of the magazine) Secondly, we already have been to the firm. (we interviewed Arch. Hans for one of our courses in school), so we basically breezed through the “interview”. (I am not considering that a lot of the employees there came from my school)

Ok, so the last few sentences were all but assumptions.

I started working late-March. And it ended just yesterday, May 12.


The whole experience was rather fun, meaningful, inspiring, though NOT fulfilling. I learned a lot. (not a lot on architecture, but still learned A LOT)

Working for a big firm has its perks and downsides. A good thing is, you are exposed to an array of projects, ranging from residential to masterplanning. But then again, it’s useless if you are just exposed. No hands-on work here.

Another good thing is that I met a lot of interesting people, and by interesting I mean INTERESTING. The individuals in the firm are quite a bunch. 80++ people in the office, boy, it is BIG. It’s like a zoo (sorry for the odd comparison) because of the diversity. From the bell ringing Ma’am Chona and the funny Miss Maricon to the very inquisitive Sir Nappy and giggly ate Iris. OK, they were all fun. (but some have their grumpy days)

And then there is Boss, a very inspiring man. No wonder he leads this very big firm, he can talk, motivate everyone.


It was a pleasure working with (for) them.


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