Jul 25, 2011

Phone pics by Migi

Pics he got from our badian visit. A few pics of terra mana - were there to drop the carebears then watch their 'dance show.' =)

Simba (badian day 3)

weren't able to join mark doing 'support' crew for the marathoners on the 3rd. to much hassle to tag 3 kids around. sayang, would love to see the runners.

beach / banig festival (badian day 2)

went to la playa for a quick beach
then also a quick look at banig festival. only bought inflatable toys at the festival achtually.

on the way to badian with zz new carpool


Jul 15, 2011

we are all alone

I guess it looks like it came to the point where the last call has to be made by ME. where mark can no longer speak up for me. 

and if every thing remains the same afterwards, then it means i chickened out from doing that call. =)

Jul 13, 2011

Capitalism is a process of creative destruction.

CAPITALISM is a process of creative destruction. The new destroys the old. Both the creation and the destruction are essential to driving the economy forward. Entrepreneurs are central to the process of creative destruction; they bring the new technologies and the new concepts into active commercial use. They are the change agents of capitalism.
The old patterns of powerful vested interests must be broken if the new is to exist, but those vested interests fight back. They are not willing to fade quietly into the pages of history. Entrepreneurs built the national companies that destroyed local companies at the end of the nineteenth century, and they are building the global companies that are destroying national companies at the end of the twentieth century.
History teaches us that it is only too easy to stamp out entrepreneurship. It is a fundamental human characteristic but, despite its creative and destructive powers, an extremely fragile one. Among most peoples in most times and most places entrepreneurs do not exist. The economic possibilities exist, but they are not seen, the energy to realize them is lacking, or the risks they involve seem too great.
When societies aren't organized so that the old vested interests can be brushed aside, entrepreneurs cannot emerge. Social systems have to be built in which entrepreneurs have the freedom to destroy the old. Yet destroying the old can too easily be seen as a step into chaos. Societies that aren't ready to break with the past aren't willing to let entrepreneurs come into existence.

Jul 10, 2011

Tomato pepperoni pasta

Fresh tomato 'gigisa' w/ a little olive oil, onion & garlic until it feels saucy and 'lata' enough. Cook pepperoni sausage separately w/ a little olive oil. Then, done.

Just add the tomato sauce, sausage, to the pasta. You can add olive oil if you want it more oily.

Mark does not like the sauce. Migi likes the sausage, olive oil, and pasta. But I love them all. :)

Jul 9, 2011

to tabuelan and back

my and kids first time to go round the northeast (in my 30 years of living in cebu. yay me!)

Who to attract? Investors or customers?

Being 'involved' in the 'tech startup' (quote and quote on tech startup because i know a lot will argue that there's no such thing as that in here), it lets me meet different kind of entrepreneurs in all kind of forms.
There are those who build product / service to attract investors.
While, there are also those people who build product not really keen of attracting investors.
So which is better?
You build to attract investors and the customers later?
Or, you build to attract customers and attract investors later?

Jul 7, 2011

How to dispose my kids textbooks?

I was going thru our 'kabans' when i saw that Ate Mona is still keeping my kids' textbooks from the past school years.

I have 2 kids (soon 3 kids) going to school, each school year, they'll probably have 7+ books, not to mention notebooks etc. So we have like 30 textbooks each year to throw away.

So how to dispose them at the end of school year?
* I cannot give them away because they're already used. They put answers on them. Or are there willing to still have these used books?
* Maybe to the junkyard / recycling shops.
* maybe schools can take them back, then give them back to the publishing house so they can recycle it.


Jul 4, 2011

but please leave yo momma over on Facebook, OK?

See, if you put the average Silicon Valley geek in front of a TV and tell him to sit on the couch and watch TV for four hours they won???t know what to do. They will start building databases of their favorite shows, start figuring out how to optimize their DVRs so they can fast-forward through commercials faster, and stuff like that.
Normal/average users? They just want to watch TV and drink beer.
So, you getting where I???m going with this? Google+ is for the passionate users of tech. If you just want to sit back and have the system do all the work (which means it???s not perfect, but it???s good enough for most people) then Facebook is gonna be where you stay, especially since your friends are gonna lock you in for quite some time. But if you want to really be able to choose who you listen to, then Google+ is much better.

Jul 2, 2011

at 30

I attended my highschool friends wedding. And, I guess it's the first get-together with HS friends that i attended to. Back then, I would not join any of the reunions because I was always pregnant, and I think I's the first to get married in the batch -- my low-confidence was at lowest. =) I felt I'd be odd-one-out of the 'yuppie' crowd. Everyone was probably enjoying their corporate life or so whatever, while I worked to get rest days from the chaos at home. =)

Funny that one of my classmates introduced me to her fiancee as one of the smartest of the batch, and she did not expect that I'd be the first to get married. Lollers. Smart huh.

Funnier that when I started to go out and join them, there's no longer much of a crowd. I guess 30 is the age when every one is starting their own family, and started to retire from the party scene. Ow what a timing I'm in!


Earlier this year when I was in constant face-to-face with HRs, and met a few of my classmates now HR managers and such. I felt so odd-one-out too, how dignified looking they are with their formal attire and that authoritative look while I'm still in jeans and shirts.


Thirty is when I felt everyone's aged. The aunts and uncles and relatives just seem to look aged. Their faces now show wrinkles. Because I'm now 30 and they're now 40 / 50.


Thirty is when  it seems the people I look up to back then seems to be just the same as who I am.

Thirty is when you resolved your confusions / worries about life but new set of confusions / worries comes in.

Whereas before I was confused as to what school to send my kids too. Now I'm confused if it's the right thing to do.


Thirty is when the things I enjoy is no longer fun.

Grocery for me was something I look forward to but then now every time I get to the counter, and I know that after 6 months the bagger and the cashier will no longer be there for the company to avoid keeping regular employees, it's just does not feel right any more.

That my a-week grocery is probably a big chunk of their income -- the cashier, the bagger, the tricycle driver.

TV is such a bore. Books are such a bore.


See I'm 30. I'm old. I'm such a bore and bitter! But then I'm 30 so I have the right to be.

Retail therapy

pogs etc shooping at merkado 'lacion =)