i see a little silhouetto of a man...

spare me my life from this monstrosity!

while waiting for work... (stolen from yumi)
Gotta get a life...Collapse )

Beauty with brains...
okay, this is not really about the photos and the details of the celebrities, but the comments of the readers.

go ahead and read from the Emma Thompson entry hanggang sa comments. they just made me laugh.

Guy: Yeah, it’s nice that they have degrees, but the literature courses are the kind in which you could manage to have a fair mark by writing bulls*it on the exams and by renting out the movies instead of reading the assigned books. As long as you are a native English speaker and you have a good intuition for spelling, you’re good to go. Plenty of slow-witted people get through university fine (usually not in science or engineering) and plenty of intelligent people just don’t make university a priority (unfortunately for many).

Engineer: I got an english degree while I was studying mechanical engineering because it was just too damn easy. I could take a couple english classes and pretend to pay attention and get another degree. If it weren’t for all us genius engineers, you’d be sitting in a cardboard box in the middle of an empty field playing with yourself. What has reading all those books and studying the song of words done for you? Not a damn thing.


ooookaaaayyyyyyy..... 0_o

AEGIS Yearbook astigin!!!

Aegis 2009, that is.

I only found out how organized they are a while ago (or so it seems), when I was searching for yearbook photos and selected "Pages from the Philippines" in Google.

Check them out:


May interactive yearbook pages pa sila! Astig talaga. Inggit ako! It's so specific organized. I bet if Vittorio was the head of Aegis2006, it would look something like this--with all the specifics and the details so organized you'll think it's InteractiveOC. (Peace Vip!! :P)

I just hope they don't get the same bullshit that our Batch 2006 is having.

Why John Robert Powers may not be the best for you and your kid
*****Some clarifications before you start reading...******
This is not an attack to those who are graduates or current students of the John Robert Powers institution, so no offense meant here. I honestly have a very high respect for the school, until now, of course. This is a story of how the treatment of one of the main coordinators/organizers of the event I attended just may stain the school's credibility.

For the record, everything written here this my blog entry is fact, and opinions are all mine (including the title), which I am entitled to. So to any negative comments, I will not respond. Rant in your own blog if you have to.

If you're not familiar with John Robert Powers (JRP), Manila, it is an institution where you can enroll yourself or your children for personality development, and/or to become a model/actor/tv personality. It teaches kids, teens, and adults manners, grooming, communication skills, self confidence, and so on. It also teaches them how to eat properly, speak properly, sit properly, walk properly, how to ride a tricycle properly, whatsoever.

Basically, it teaches how to be PROPER, period. Parents can enroll their kids for around a whopping P500,000 for I-don't-know-how-many-levels.

Anyway, I was one of the Basement Academy's makeup artists today for the JRP event/showcase that launched the students to people, more importantly to agents and talent managers who can boost their careers. This was an x-deal between JRP and Basement Academy where Basement graduates sponsored the makeup service WITHOUT pay so we can practice and promote ourselves, then JRP will promote the Academy. Note: it is the ACADEMY that provides the makeup service, not the SALON. It is like WE, the graduates, paid Basement so WE can do the makeup. Ironic right? Well, it's our choice and we want to practice and to expose ourselves in the industry so it's very much fine for us. Remember, we were not paid for this. We were also using our own tools and products which, mind you, are not cheap.

A few days ago, we were instructed that the makeup should be 70"s look. And what do you understand by 70's? It should be hippie-ish very light makeup and no dark colors. Not even brown eyeliner nor false eyelashes. Just think of old-school-Farrah-Fawcett -Charlie's-Angels look with the soft hairflips and shiny cheeks with muted colors. We were event sent an email with links for 70's makeup how-to's. I was actually wondering why they chose the 70's because that look is not suitable on stage. I guess they just really wanted that.

When I arrived the venue in RCBC Yuchengco Tower, I could hear "Oh,Oh,Oh. Woke up today
feeling the way I always do. Oh,Oh,Oh. Hungry for something that I can't eat...."

Yeah, they're rehearsing Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray. Uhm... Isn't the Hairspray setting in the early 60's? Fine, I considered that it may be a different set, that maybe certain groups were instructed to do makeup for different decades. I let that go. Then, when the models/students arrived, they told us what they're going to do in the show and what looks they wanted. They all talked about the 60's looks.

(The 60's look is supposed to be full makeup with a lot of eyeliner and false eyelashes, lots of powder and big hair. TOTALLY THE OPPOSITE OF 70'S LOOK.)

But they kept insisting that the theme is 70's. Fine. Maybe they just did not know or they're confused. I let that go. Anyway we were not there to comment. We should follow the instructions.

Then we did the makeup and all that jazz and took pictures of the students with the makeup, of course. We were actually very excited to be part of the event and it's John Robert Powers after all. There were "avail" moments because they also had to rehearse for the show at the same time. My classmates and I were talking and one of them, Cas, was even thinking of registering her daughter in the school.

In the middle of the work, a lady went into the dressing/makeup rooms to give out numbers/tags to the students. She had to get everyone's attention while calling out the names so the students can take their numbers. She was yelling the names one right after the other without waiting for the kids to get their tags. How do you expect people in the middle of makeup AND hair being done to get to the other side of the room that fast? She was all, "PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT I'M SAYING BECAUSE I'M NOT GONNA PAY ATTENTION TO YOU."

Wow. I knew then that she was also an instructor in the school the way the students called her. Hmm... Talk about attitude. We are getting somewhere...

When the jobs were done, one of the staff told us we can go backstage to watch, and some of the students may need retouching. Of course we wanted to see our work onstage. I, in particular, also wanted to see the couture fashion show. My co-artists also did bronzed makeup for the Dreamgirls portion (which is very difficult, mind you) so they wanted to see their work, too.

Three of us (Me, Cas and Jean) went then, backstage where there was a mix of excitement, confusion, nervousness and nausea from the students and the staff. The stage manager did not mind that we were there. We were pinned to the walls (there were two walls, parallel to each other) because we didn't want to get in the way of the students/models. I had to see the backdrop of the stage so I had to move from the first wall to the other, next to where our makeup boxes are, away from my co-artists. On the fourth set, one of my co-artists, Cas, approached me and sounded upset. She said that one obnoxious coordinator told her that we were not allowed there. I thought she was just upset because she wanted to continue to watch. So we took our things and exited the backstage.

Cas was still fuming. Then I learned that the lady was very impolite and disrespectful. She said that this lady asked her who she was, and when she said her name, the lady did not even let her finish saying she's from Basement Academy. The lady told her, "Why are you here? You're not allowed here! Only students and staff are allowed here! You have to leave!" in a disrespectful tone. Then it just dawned on her that she should have told her off.

(And yes, this person was the same lady who was in the makeup room calling out the names of the students for their numbers.)

Cas could not let it go, so she went back to find her but couldn't. Instead, she asked for the name of the "lady" from the acting guard. The name was CINDY CHAO. Apparently, she is the head organizer. Cas told the guard that what Ms. Chao did was uncalled for, since we were told we could go backstage, and that she could have asked us to leave in a PROPER MANNER. She told the guard to pass the message to Ms. Chao that we're not from the Salon but from the Academy, and what we did was pro-bono. She could have been nicer to us. Besides, we almost ran out of makeup because of them and they didn't hear anything from us.

We also ran into one of the organizers, and again, passed the message. This time, we added that this issue will be directed to Mr. Jeave Gabiana, the head of Basement Academy, and that such attitude should not be tolerated by Basement, therefore possibly cutting the ties with JRP because of the way the Basement graduates were treated. It could be more of JRP's loss than Basement's.

Then, we called the other staff from Basement (the hairdressers) and the HR, Kae, (who was the point of contact if there were any gigs or x-deals where we can join), who were still in the makeup room. Cas told them the story and they knew we were upset. They immediately went to the smoking area where we are to talk about what happened. When they arrived, around 15 minutes later, we were surprised to learn that Ms. Chao herself went to the room to talk and clarify what happened. Apparently, our message was given to her at once. According to the staff, she said that she did not know that we were the makeup artists and that she wasn't informed that we were there. Here's how the conversaton apparently went:

Staff: Sila po yung makeup artists. Hindi po sila bayad and feeling nila minaliit sila. Mga professional po yung mga 'yan.

Chao: Nakaharang kasi sila sa backstage, nagkakagulo na nga yung mga tao dun. Pwede man sila sa baba ng stage.

Staff: Eh Ma'am sila po yung magreretouch dun sa mga students kasi kailangan nila yun.

Chao: I didn't know, I wasn't informed!

Kae: Eh Ma'am diba po kayo nagsabi nun? Na kailangan may magretouch sa backstage?

Chao: ...

Staff: Ma'am mga graduates 'yan ng Basement Academy. Irereport nila kila Sir Jeave and Sir

Stefan (co-head of Basement) yung nangyari.

Chao: Sorry, I thought kasi parents sila, and students and staff lang ang pwede sa backstage. Hopefully this won't be a big deal kasi friend ko si Stefan and I don't want to ruin things between us.

Staff: Ma'm paalis na po sila. Wala na po magreretouch sa mga students.

Chao: !!!

That's the gist.

Okay, first of all, of course, we were all offended by her treatment. Like mentioned, the service that we did was unpaid. We just wanted to do the makeup for the love of it, and for exposure so we can do it more, and most importantly, we are not employees of the Basement Salon. We are professionals and our work isn't eaxactly cheap. And even if we happen to be employees of the salon, she has no right to treat us that way. She could have told us to leave PROPERLY. IN A PROPER MANNER WITH PROPER COMMUNICATION. Afterall, that's what they TEACH in JRP, isn't it?

How can you be credible of your work if you don't show what your expertise is? All the more showing the extreme opposite? We would understand naman kung talagang kailangan namin umalis. But she could have done it with style, and respect. She didn't even let Cas finish telling her why we were there. That just exudes bad attitude. And ugly attitudes should not be exercised in an event where you showcase proper training for being "proper" (sorry for the redundance) especially if you're working with other companies, especially SPONSORS. Even a little "kaplastikan" will help. It's a business, afterall.

Second, how can this person be trusted with events and shows when she's not coordinated herself? She instructs one thing, and then claims she doesn't know about it. I understand that organizing an event is a stressful thing to do, but please don't take it out on the people who are helping. And I believe that it's not only stress but she really has a nefarious attitude. How can she be trusted by other companies/groups if this is what she does? And how can we possibly give retouches to the models if we're in the audience area, just outside the stage? It's not like it's proper (and easy) for us to keep running back and forth the aisle to the backstage!


Can you imagine, if you're a parent paying HALF A MILLION PESOS to this institution, and you are treated this way, then you would know that this is a half a million mistake for an investment. It's BOGUS!

But of course, you wouldn't let this person whose salary you paid for give you that kind of treatment. So what do you do, now that you've invested in it?

She said so herself, she thought we were parents! It's either she's just looking for a way to get around her attitude, or she's just plain stupid. If you're shelling out half a million pesos, then it's difficult, even to just imagine that you're letting a dunce, teach your child. And hello? Don't direct to do a 70's look and expect a 60's look. That would just confuse the students, and it's also an insult to the makeup artist's expertise. And that's not even the main point if I were a parent.

If I were the parent who was treated impolitely, it's difficult to think that I am paying the salary of a person who's supposed to teach my child personality development, when she herself is not exercising impressive, let alone, better personality--in front of the SPONSORS pa for that matter! She was very unprofessional and I think she's a stain on the face of JRP. Very untrustworthy, I should say.


...I am not even going to comment on how the show was...

So to those parents and people who studied, are studying, and/or thinking of registering in
JRP Manila, I hope you get all your money's worth.

I am writing this because this is not an issue that we can just ignore. Something has to be done about this otherwise they will just do the same thing to the next sponsors that will provide them service. Whether paid or not, people deserve respect, and even thanks, for making something possible out of their help. If you have to say something, say it PROPERLY. Especially if you're a company that promotes it. I hate to generalize the school because of this (since most of the staff were really nice), but I believe that one person represents the whole company in this business.

To Ms. Chao, if you can read this, get yourself some help. Learn some R-E-S-P-E-C-T. It's better if you leave your Attitude at home, or perhaps throw it out the window entirely. You are unprofessional and undeserving of good service. You may say I don't know you at all, but see, one of the most important things in this industry is that first impressions last.

Johnny Depp in Batman 3? Rachel Dawes might be Catwoman
Something I read in yahoobuzz (http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/91673)


Bring on Batman 3

by Mike Krumboltz


"The Dark Knight" is still on the tip of everyone's tongue. But now, instead of folks breathlessly asking each other if they've seen it, talk has turned to speculation over Batman's next foe. Who's it gonna be?

iVillage is reporting that the Caped Crusader may take on the Riddler in "Batman 3." According to the rumor mill, Johnny Depp might sign on to play the nefarious super-criminal. But caveat emptor—this could be just as false as the one about Crispin Glover playing the Joker.

Slashfilm notes that there are additional possibilities floating around. For instance, Phillip Seymour Hoffman may play the Penguin or Angelina Jolie could don Catwoman's skin-tight suit. Truth or fiction, fanboys around the world must be having a heart attack at the mere possibility.

Still, the "official" rumor mill is just one of the ways superfans are checking in on the next Batman flick. Many seek the scoop themselves. We've noticed impressive searches on "batman 3 rumors," "dark knight sequel casting rumors," and "batman's next villain."

That last query is very telling. People clearly want to know the answer, but we doubt even the filmmakers have decided. To that end, may we offer the studio execs this humble piece of Search-informed advice: Go with Catwoman. She's far-and-away the most popular baddie and there are already a slew of searches on possible cast members including Jessica Biel, Amy Adams, and, wait for it, Maggie Gyllenhaal. Do fans think Rachel Dawes, Bruce Wayne's one-and-only, was really the Catwoman all along?


Wow. I hope it's true. I can already imagine as a villain again, and in Batman! But not in the Riddler character. I dunno, maybe some other villain.

I'm not too fond of Angelina being Catwoman. It's intriguing though, that Rachel Dawes might be the feline villain.

can anyone help???
wally 01
i badly need to change/customize my LJ look. i already have my images and theme but i already forgot how to fix the look by CSS.


oh boy
waaahhhhh!!! finally i'm back again.

balik day-shift na ako, weekend-off. i gotta say, i really hate this shifting schedule. it makes me sick, literally.

i want a new job!!!!! but it's so difficult to find one that meets my current salary. i would like to have a job that i would love even if it pays a little, but i have to pay bills and stuff. living alone is not that easy, i might say. yes, it's fun and i'm free, but i have to pay for it--again, literally.

i miss my friends. i miss learning about art. i miss posting these stupid things.

the only thing that's keeping me sane (or not) is pau. good thing.


i discovered online paper-doll/dress-up games that i adore. www.y8.com is such a hit in my office. kahit bawal, sige laro lang pag avail time.


smart internet sucks. but at least i get to go online now.


god i'm such a loser. i'm like a little kid lost... 0_o

(no subject)
“ A change in weather patterns might have occurred causing havoc to affected surroundings.. the way debris is scattered indicates that the gust of wind is going northeast causing damage to it’s path..”
Sagot ni Inday sa amo nung tinanong bakit nakakalat ang basura sa likod ng bahay…

life in a call center
Telesales agent getting the customer's credit card info:
Agent:   Can I have your expiration date, sir?
Customer: My what?!!
Telesales agent giving promo spiels:
Agent: You called at the right time, ma'am. We have a lot of freebies to give away, such as free installation, free equipment, and free DVD player. That's a great offer, di ba?
Customer:  huh?!
Agent verifying a reservation code from the customer:
Agent: Is that a P for Ping-Pong?
Customer: No, it's B.
Agent: Oh, B, like Bing-Bong...
Customer trying to return a defective product:
Customer: I need to return this defective sauna belt that you delivered yesterday.
Agent: For that concern, you can call our customer service at
Customer: Call where??!!
Agent answering a call:
Agent: Thank you for calling Dish Network Department, my name is Vince..... (sees that the number called by customer is for a different client-- a DirecTV dealer).
Customer: So, I called the wrong number then?
Agent: Let me transfer you to DirecTV please dont go.... (puts the customer on hold, and then)... Thank you for calling DirecTV Department, my name is Vince...
Agent wrapping up the sale:
Agent: Our INSTALLATORS will contact you within the next 24 hours to verify your installation schedules...
Customer: Uhm... say what, now. Who's gonna call me?
Agent: The INSTALLATORS, sir.
Agent getting coupon code from customer:
Agent: Can I ask for the coupon code? It's a bunch of letters.
Customers: Like ABCs?
Agent: Yes.
Customer: Ok. ABCDEFG....
Agent giving the customer service web address:
Agent: It's P- as in Papa, I- as in India, C- as in costume, U- as in you, S- as in Sam, T- as in Tango, O.... Oscar...V- for Voy...
Agent wrapping up the sale, trying to give the account info to customer:
Agent: I will now be giving you your account number and order confirmation number, do you have a PEN and BALLPEN with you?
Agent trying to create urgency over the available promotion:
Agent: Are you sure you don't want to take advantage of me?
Customer: Say, what?
Agent trying to upsell a warranty:
Agent: Here's an example: In California, a plane crashed into a customer's house, their dish was replaced, no questions asked!
Agent trying to upsell a TiVo to customer:
Agent: With a TiVo, you can do this and that, and you know, pretty much anything under the sun. Isn't that a great offer?
Customer: What?
Agent was asking the customer about the cost of his cable service:
Agent: How much are you paying with your current provider?
Customer: Well, I'm only paying $25.00 (--which is way cheaper than what the agent was offering)
Agent: (Surprised) Shet, magkano??!!
Agent getting customer's address:
Agent: Can I have your address, please?
Customer: (in southern accent) It's twenyfurfif-ysavan newyaorkgh road (2457 New York Road)
Agent: Can you repeat that ulit?
Agent asking the customer to be put on hold:
Tech Agent: Sir, Can I hold you for just a minute?
Customer: Sure, baby, go ahead!
Agent verifying correct spelling:
Agent: Is that a B as in boy, or a B as in Bravo?
Customer: ...uhmmm... how about B as in Boy?
Technical Agent giving customer support:
Agent: Is the ethernet cord connected?
Cust: Tha Hwhut??? (with Alabama accent)
Agent: Yung yellow cord kung nakakabit ba!
Agent from a local phone company entertaining a Visayan customer:
Customer: hillo! wala kasi yung bell ng pon namin??
Agent: Hindi naman po ba nabagsak yung phone?
Customer: Hende naman.
Agent: Kailan pa po ito nagsimula?
Customer: Ang alen?
Agent: Na hindi po nagri-ring yung phone?
Customer: Nagre-reng naman ah?!
Agent: Di ba sabi mo walang ring?
Customer: Hende! yong BELL! yong lestahan nong babayaran namin!!
Agent: aahhh... yung BILL?!
Technical Agent: To help you out with your concern, ma'am, let me just pull out my tool here, ok? (referring to a computer program used in call centers to address the customer's concerns)
Customer: Pull out your what now?
Tech Support: Okay, Bob, just type P on your keyboard?
Customer: What? Could you repeat that?
Tech Support: 'P' on your keyboard, Bob.
Customer: No way. I'm not going to do that.
Agent: Sir, that is C for Cubao, Q for Quiapo.....
Customer:  What is that?! I dont understand. I don't want to talk to you.
Agent: Who do you want to talk to?
Customer: I want to talk to the highest person.
Agent: My supervisor is not available as of the moment sir.
Customer: I said, I want to talk to the highest person.
Agent: Ok, you want to talk to the highest person?
Customer: Yes!
Agent: Do you want to talk to God?
Customer: what the f***! I'd rather talk to you.
Irate Customer: F***k you!
Tech Support: Sir, we're not allowed to say "F***k you!" here...
Agent: It's C as in CAT.
Customer: what?
Agent: C as in CAT. C-A-T as in  meow meow...

Agent: Thank you for calling us, this is Candy, how may I help you?
Customer: What did you say your name was... Mandy?
Agent: No, sir, it's Candy.
Customer: Sorry, i can't hear ya... didja say Mandy?
Agent: It's Candy sir... Candy... as in Storck!
Agent: Alright, let me verify that... Was that a "G" as in golf?
Customer (with a different accent): NO! That was a "G" as! in GEBRA! (z as in zebra)
Oh, Gebra! like the one in the Goo?!
Agent: Yeah, sir....hello sir... are you there?
Customer: Yes, sorry.  I'm still there.
Agent: Ok, sir... do u have a PEN and a PENCIL ready?
Customer: What?!!
Agent: Oh, Im sorry, sir... i mean, do u have a PEN and a BALLPEN ready?
Agent: I'd like to speak with Billy Thompson please?
Contact: He's not in. Would you like to leave a message in his voicemail?
Agent: Sure, SIGE..
Tech support: We're going to perform a check disk to see if your hard drive has errors in it. Please type in C-H-K-D-S-K.
Customer: What is that again?
Tech Support:  C-H-K-D-S-K... that is... C as in Charlie... H as in Harley... K as in Karly.. D as in Darley... S as in Sarley... and K as in  Karly... got it?
THE END---------

bilang isang travel agent...
A Travel Agent for 30 Years. She says, of her 30 years of
taking reservation requests from government officials, we are all in
trouble. Here's a few choice reservation questions from these bright people.

Senator Tessie Oreta asked for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get
messed up by being near the window.

I got a call from ex-Mayor Joey Marquez, who wanted to go to Capetown.
Explaining the length of the flight and passport information, he interrupted
me with, "I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is
in Massachusetts ." Without trying to make him look like the stupid one, I
calmly explained, " Cape Cod is in Massachusetts . Capetown is in Africa ." His
response: (click).

Congressman Mark Lapid called, furious about a Florida package we did
for him and tv star Kris Aquino. I asked what was wrong with the vacation
in Orlando . He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain
that was  not possible since Orlando is in the middle of the state. He
replied, "Don't lie to me. I looked on the map and Florida is a
very thin state!" (so he expected to see the ocean on both sides of the
Sen Ralph Recto's popular wife asked, "Is it possible to see England from
Canada ?" I said, "No." She said, "But they look so close on the map."

Senator Lito Lapid asked if he could rent a car in Dallas . I noticed he
had only an hour lay-over in Dallas . When asked why he wanted to rent a car,
he said, "I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to
drive between the gates to save time."

Senator Jinggoy Estrada called last week. He needed to know how it was
possible that his flight from Detroit left at 8:20 a.m. and got into Chicago
at 8:33 a.m. I tried to explain that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois ,
but he could not understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told him
the plane went very fast, and he bought that.

Congressman Ronaldo Zamora asked, "Do airlines put your physical
description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?" I said,
"No, why do you ask?" He replied, "Well, when I checked in with the airline,
they put a  tag on my luggage that said FAT, and I'm overweight. I think
that is very rude!" I looked into it and explained the city code
for Fresno , California is (FAT) and the airline was just putting a
destination tag on his luggage.

Former presidentiable now tv star Eddie Gil inquired about a trip package
to Hawaii . After going over all the cost info, he asked, "Would it be
cheaper to fly to California and take the train to Hawaii ?"

I just got off the phone with Senator Bong Revilla who asked, "How do I know
which plane to get on?" I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he
replied, "I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these planes
have numbers on them."

VP Noli De Castro asked, "I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola , Florida. Do I have to
get on one of those twin engine planes?" I asked if he meant fly to
Pensacola , Florida on a commuter plane. He said, "Yeah, whatever!"

Congressman Dilangalen called and had a question about the documents
needed to fly to China . I reminded him he needed a visa. "Oh, no I don't.
I've been to China many times and never had to have one of those." I double
checked and sure enough, his stay required a visa. When I told him this, he
said, "Look, I've been to China four times and everytime they
accepted my American Express!"

Senator Miriam Defensor called to make reservations, "I want to go from
Chicago to Rhino, New York ." The agent said, "Are you sure that's the name
of the town?" "Yes, what flights do you have?" replied the lady. After
some searching, the agent came back with, "I'm sorry, ma'am, I've looked up
every airport code in the country and can't find a Rhino anywhere." The lady
retorted, "Oh, don't be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!"
The agent scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, "You
don't mean Buffalo , do you?" "That's it! I knew it was a big animal," she


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