Friday, August 2, 2002

He passed away this morning at around 4am. He, this tall Philippinized golfer, who some mistake for a South American, who probably is a New Yorker. He, who lived here in the Philippines for some 30 years, and never did get around to speaking Pilipino fluently. He, who looks so foreign outside, yet is truly a Filipino at heart.

I guess he's like a candy called Dynamite Choco-Mint -- white and hard on the outside, soft and brown on the inside.

Posted by Manuel [Goodbye, Sir RAL...]

Thursday, August 1, 2002

After leaving a comment in Mona's Renaissance Girl, Ellen asked about the link in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Luckily, Bunny posted it in Mona's comment box area, but just in case you miss that one, here's the Philippine Daily Inquirer link that features Mona's online journal:

The article, 'Dear Diary' with a difference, was written by Jason Doplito, includes this:

Started in February, she has since gained numerous fans who can't get enough of her wit and skill in putting words together. And yes, it's a big possibility her diary is more interesting than your sister's.

So, Mona, I'm not kidding when I said that you write well. Di yun bola.... :-)


For those who want to put up their own online journal but don't have the patience for the techie stuff, fill up the box below and let me know. You bring the personality, I'll bring the web programming.

Posted by Manuel [Mona, Ellen, Bunny]

Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Mona's Renaissance Girl online journal was featured in today's edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. I haven't found the online version yet, but Angel saw it in the print edition.

There was even a screenshot of her web site!

Mona, congrats! May your webserver handle the coming rush of Inquirer fans.

Ang galing mo talaga magsulat. Hindi nga...
(Di bola yan, ha?)

Posted by Manuel [Renaissance Girl Featured in Phil Daily Inquirer]

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Cleaned-up an old school bag and saw Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. I've just gone through the first couple of chapters, and am pleased with the flow, so far.

Haroun is a young boy whose father loves to tell stories. One day, his mother runs off with their next-door neighbor, and Haroun angrily tells his dad that what use are stories which are not real. That breaks his father's heart and he ends up not being able to tell stories anymore.

And so the story continues with their search for.... Anyway, I hope the promising start continues till the end.

Posted by Manuel [Reading Salman Rushdie's Haroun]

Ever have your car battery go dead on you? And then you replace it, only to have it die again after just a few days? And then you go and have the alternator repaired because apparently it wasn't charging the battery well? Only to have the battery die again after a few days?

That happened to us, and it sounds similar to this electrical mystery tour.

The thing is, our AM car radio still sounds too noisy -- scratches, clicks, whining sound and other weird noises when you step on the brakes or when you use your signal light. While faulty alternators can cause radio noise, the problem might lie with faulty spark plugs.

Either way, I might have to visit the car repair shop... again?! *groan*

Posted by Manuel [Alternator Terror and Noisy Radios]

Monday, July 29, 2002

Mary Ruth Navarra blogged something about pink ventolin and how it makes you cough more, not less.

Found her link via Pamela Angela Pastor (Nocturnalangel).

I wonder what triggers an asthma attack... I mean, aside from certain foods, dust and furry materials. Aside from fear of flying, for example.

Anyway, if you have asthma, see a doctor. And don't quickly believe everything you read on the web.


Heard of Feng Shui? Well, there's Phone Shui.

Posted by Manuel [Pink Ventolin, Blue Ventolin, Phone Shui]