Monday, June 29, 2009

What's With The Number 5

What is up with the number 5, 50, 150 - any number with 5 lately. What I mean is, Michael Jackson from the Jackson 5 died at the age 50, Farrah Fawcett died the same day, which is the 25th. Few days later Billy Mays died at the age of 50. And then the news says Bernard Madoff are spending 150 years in prison for scamming off people. I predict the dude might get shanked in prison 50 times, payed by a not so happy investors. All these people plays a significant role in the United States. A symbol from pop icon, poster swimsuit icon, an informercial icon (someone that the french would typically used to stereotype americans), and to a super con-man, and there are lots of super con-man in the US alone.

All has the number 5. Now, what so special about the number 5. Well there's a place called Lima in Peru. Peru is the place of the Incas. The same people who calculated 2012. Now, Lima means 5 in Austronisian language. I know because I speak Austronesian.

This is a map of Lima in Peru. It's a capital and the largest city of Peru. Also a gateway to Machu Picchu, where the shamans lives. The prediction were also calculated by the Mayans, Aztecs, and the Egyptians. Authors who wrote books about 2012 made lots of money from it, which is cool. If you can get a good topic, then make some money out of it. But what is up with the 5 man.

Maybe it's not gonna be an apocalypse until later. 2012 would probably the starting point of awakenig, some sort of a realizations from all humanity that a civilization or a culture is about to be changed, by seeing facts through natural disasters and sociological catastrophes in progress. Since most people only believes what they see, 2012 would probably the year. Like people in the old days would only laugh or burn you alive if you say people will one day stand at the moon.

North Korea already spilled the beans, by proudly admitting that the project they are working on, are to wipe The United States off the face of our planet earth. Other than cow farts, the ozone would be so messed up by nuclear toxins that the ice from North Pole will melt even more. And create more flood. Tuvalu Islands is already sinking because of climate change.

Aight, enough of this 5 numbers nonsense, I just felt like writing about it. I'll probably write more about this later on. Maybe sell it. Other than that, my musical gears needed few upgrades...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

RIP - Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson. The dude is a legend man. Subhuman. But he is human who's passionate of entertaining the planet. The dude is like Peter Pan. A real life Willy Wonka.

I don't really care what the tabloids says. Although it does raise some questions on how he was portrayed by the media. But in my own opinion, the dude just loves the company of kids. Too bad he was an easy target for that reason. And had to waste what he saves up defending himself in court. I'm sure he bought some useless things as well, just to show the world his doing cool. Consequently, it also added his debt.

I thought he was gonna recover afterwards and kick some ass, after all the hating and bad criticism...

Michael Jackson died this afternoon at age 50 as a result of cardiac arrest, at UCLA Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 2:26pm Pacific Time.

At the time of his death, Jackson was rehearsing hard for what was to be his greatest comeback: He was scheduled for an unprecedented 50 shows at a London arena, with the first set for July 13.


Psychologically speaking, and I could be wrong, but watching some of his videos from his late teens, I can understand why he made some physical transformations. The dude had been entertaining since he was like 5 years old.

Here's a Playlist of my favorite Michael Jackson moments, videos, and shows.

Now it makes me wonder about Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, and the rest of the other musical legend, of being older than the age when they also passed. That right there is something unusually magical... Like a mystery...

In reality, most common death of celebrities are either from Illegal Drugs to Prescription Drugs, or from Automotive to Plane Crashes.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Vegetarian and Longanisa

This is an added portion about the "ask a filipino". A simple way for me to explain what I mean about eating vegetarian with meat. I don't know about other filipinos, but where I am from this is a simple way to make a meal. Specially at home. And they are actually good for you too. Just make sure to drink more water than sodas, eat fruits regularly rather than fries or marshmallow peeps. Hey man, if you got a juicer that would be even cool - just juiced up some carrots and apples with a little bit of spinach.

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Here is Linta - meaning to boil or to make a quick boil. You can pretty much linta any veggies. On this recipe, all I used is 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup of soy sauce. And then add in some Eggplants, Cubanelle Peppers, and Garlic. Place the cooking pot lid, and let it steam for about 6 minutes, or just eyeball it. And that's it.

You can also make them vegetables like carrots, beets, squash, potatoes, celeries, leeks, bamboo shoots, etc., to taste way better - by adding curry, salt, paprika or masala, butter, and coconut milk. I think Indians, specially hindus has this in their vegetarian diet. Adding fish to it is even better.

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Here is Ilocano Longanisa - and they are a bit tangier than the tagalog longanisa or the southern longanisa. It's pork. The spaniards introduced this to the natives. To my taste, the vegetarian linta and longanisa goes together. You cannot fry these straight to the frying pan. You also have to linta this - use at least a cup of water for 5 pieces. The water will dissolve unto oil and then it will start frying. Make sure to poke the sausages for them oil to come out when starts to fry. You cannot find these in a regular supermarket, you gotta know a personal filipino sausage maker. We got these from a couple of retired folks, and now they make sausages as a home business, they even make chicharrĂ³n.

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The final dish, Vegetarian and Longanisa...

Sunday, June 21, 2009


I wrote something about this maybe a month ago. My own theory of the apocalypse with some biblical context and through sociological facts. I'll find it later and post it as a blog. Could the Incas be right? Maan if the scientists calculated this to be accurate, there's gotta be some giant ships or underground fortress being built or had been built for the rich. Otherwise, maybe its just another idea made for Hollywood.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Screenshot - 062009

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Taking a little break. Here is a screenshot from my G5. I've been sorting and organizing some cool images I downloaded from Myspace and from other Networks over the years since I joined. So many cool artist man. From graphics & illustrations, drawings & paintings, to photography, and more. Amazing what you learned by just looking at some of them images. Each categories has its own folders. The screenshot above are of the Portraits Set from the Photography Collections. All them collections are categorized from studios, tattoos, animals, pinups, ufos, space, graffitis, military weapons, and more. Each collections has its own sets but not all. I have almost everything of anything that can be photograph. Even brutality images. Arranging them reminds me of the same feelings you get when playing tetris, except you learn something as you play. More like meditation. Also reminded me that it's been awhile since I uploaded photos to my Flickr account.

Anyway, I was gonna post a playlist of some of the songs I listened to while doing this project. But Imeem takes awhile to load up and plays only 30 seconds of its music. Most of the tracks are free download MP3s from Myspace Bands from Indies and Hobbyist. Here's one that I like, from Squarepusher titled Port Rhombus. This beat here is cool. I'll try to make something similar to it later. I think it's a high bpm breaks, bell patch synth, synth pad, and sampled harp sounds...

Port Rhombus by Squarepusher

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dandruff Problems

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Dandruff. Always a constant annoyance having to scratch my damn scalp and tiny scabs would crumble down my shoulders from my finger nails. I wear a lot of black too. Snow flakes would be on my back shoulders and sometimes not even aware of it. No good, so I shaved my head this morning, and placed some Vitamin E Oil, and then I meditated with my kung-fu stance out in the sun for about two hours. Now, it feels way better. Another thing that I start to notice, is the M shape on my damn forehead. Shit! But it's part of nature man, and have to except looking like a ninja turtle.

Dandruff usually happens when I am mostly indoor or not as active doing labor jobs. There was this method that works when I had itchy scalp, which is using Baby Oil mixed with Vinegar, the dandruff goes away for about two weeks or maybe even longer. The only bad side of using Baby Oil mixed with Vinegar is that it burns your eyes while using it.

Head & Shoulders makes it worse, the Baby Oil mixed with Vinegar works. Shaving and Vitamin E Oil also works. Or maybe I am designed for tropical regions.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ask A Filipino

Found this in Youtube the other day. Pretty interesting.

I know these are just simple questions with simple answers, some might even find them dumb questions. But it's one of them simple questions that has a much deeper answers. So I am gonna give it a try and answer these questions based from experiences as a Filipino. These are of my opinions and facts through quick research and living within the Filipino Community. Mind as well blog about it. I was gonna make a videoblog but I have a fat tongue and talks like a... goober.

Why Filipinos are short:
Statistics says short people tend to have longer lifespan than tall people. But not all Filipinos are short. There are tall Filipinos too. Some you can't even tell they are Filipinos until you hear them speaking in Filipinos. Another explanation is that Filipinos has Aeta or Negrito DNA. These people are the first descendant of the Philippines Archipelago. They were considered as Pygmies due to a Genetic Mutation called Insular Drarfism. Filipinos today are actually taller compared to their predecessors. Wealthy Filipinos in the Philippines are also tall because they can afford vitamins to complete their nutrients in their diet. The Spaniards were also tall (spaniards who were born in the philippines) or Mestizos. Majority of these Mestizos were massacred during the Spanish American War by serving as Spanish Soldiers. The Spaniards fled back to Spain or perhaps even to Mexico after Spain sold the Philippines to the Americans for 20 million dollars. Most ethnic Mestizos that survived took the Filipino Entertainment Industries as their safe havens. Some Mestizos work their ways from the Entertainment Industry to Politics. One sample is Tito Sotto from the Eat Bulaga Show. Another is Fernando Poe Jr. Few of my favorite Fernando Poe Jr. flicks are of his series "Isang Bala Ka Lang" meaning "You Worth Only One Bullet". More like the Filipino version of Dirty Harry except Fernando Poe Jr, plays a Rebel. These two actors turned politicians are good people.

Why Filipinos are loud:
I work with lots of Filipinos from the past, from different regions, and it don't matter if they were either Tagalogs, Ilocanos, or Visayans, but most of time, the loud once are the Filipinos that grew up in the Big Cities like Metro Manila. Even Jeepney Drivers, and Tricycle Drivers can be loud too. People that lives in the mountain sides are also loud. Like the Igorot Tribes. I know this is dumb but I have a distant relative from my town with a Japanese sounding last name, he even looked Japanese. Anyway I made the conclusion that his rowdy behavior could be Japanese DNA. Or maybe it's just a common personality just like any other people with high blood pressures. I also been told that Filipinos with Kinky or Curly hair are quick tempered because of common high blood pressures, which makes them loud people. That loudness personality could also trace back from the Papua New Guinean DNA. Papuans are loud in general.

Why Filipinos are quiet:
It's normal for anyone to be shy. Most Asians are shy in general. Could also be their long lost descendants from Quanzhou of Fujian Province in China. I believe the province they were from were peaceful people, quiet, maybe loud in Chinese New Years. Plus in the Philippines, most people who lives in low land provinces didn't have to be loud, people come and go, so it's also genetic that they are simply quiet. Not that it's not normal to be quiet, some people are just not loud. Another reason, is when people in the low land provinces gets loud, they are usually made fun of or ridiculed as uncivilized Mountain People. It's a Spanish influence to make fun of Mountain Tribesman as Salvajes' (savages). Others say some Filipinos are quiet because of political oppressions for many many years from the Spaniards, Americans, Japanese, and then later the corrupt side of The Philippines Government after the first and then the second Indipendence. There were lots of domestic killings ever since from conflicts through Martial Laws, Regional Territory, Religious Diplomacy, Anti-Government Agendas, Clans vs Clans. Until there's nothing more to say and better off to just be quiet and let the guns do all the talking.

Why Filipinos are not Vegetarians:
What? Filipinos loves vegetables. And because Filipinos can eat both Vegetarian and Meat. Filipino Americans and Immigrants survived the Great Depression from eating mustard seeds, taros, sweet potato leaves, okras, sometimes stuff Americans would not even considered eatable like pig feet, pig tails, pig ears, fish heads, and fish tails. Plus Filipinos can Adobo mostly anything, all you need is soy-sauce, garlic, onions, pepper, and vinegar to season what ever you wanna Adobo like pork, chicken, beef, fish, shrimps, clams, crabs, squids, octopus, tofu, bamboo shoots, the list goes on and rather not write what the rest are. The most popular vegetarian dish with meat or without is Pinakbet from the Ilocos. Sinigang is also a favorite vegetable soup but with meat. Some Filipinos back in the day (not too sure about today) in the Philippines were actually embarrassed of eating all vegetarian diets, and considered as a sign of poverty by Spanish influence. Most Spaniards favor adding pork to their recipes.

Why are there so many Filipino DJs:
Filipinos were social groups since they settled in the Islands, always into music and dancing. Back in the day, like In 1930's The Lost Generation and The Greatest Generation were into Big Band Music. Maybe the first South East Asians to have Vinyl Record Players in their homes. And then for The Baby Boomers back in the 60's and 70's were Filipinos who embraced Western Pop Culture, and they DJ for Barrio Fiestas, Cha-Cha Contests, and Disco Clubs. Karaoke is also big, anything American and Latin Tangos. Some of these Baby Boomers also made Bands doing Cover Rock Music and had gigs in Japan. As well as collectors of Vinyl Records and Eight Tracks. Then came The Generation X as well as the birth of The Hip-Hop Culture. It was the Break-Dancing that caught the Filipino Youth's attention first, and then the music. The parents already had the turntables, and vinyl collections a basic starting points for them kids becoming DJs. Filipino parents that were nurses or wealthy enough spoiled their kids in any way they can just so their kids can socialized with American Kids. As long as they promised to get good grades and become doctors, lawyers, or nurses, they can be DJs. Turned out these kids didn't just become DJs but evolved unto cultural pioneers. Don't get me wrong now, if I have kids of my own I definitely want them to become doctors, lawyers, or nurses too. But open minded enough to let them choose a passion of their own. Like in the Arts and Music. There are lots of talented Filipinos but they had to be either masters of socializing or has good professions to back up their dreams. In some ways, skills are made rather than being born to it. Musical Savants usually comes 1 out of 1000 or less. Or more. Philippines isn't a big country. But if you go to the Philippines most of them knows more American Pop Music from the 70's and 80's than some Americans. They could sing all these music like taking a Tabo Shower in that one Filipino Show called Wooowee, my folks watches Wowowee religiously. They even went to their shows.

Why Filipinos are organized:
True, maybe because of hundreds of years of oppressions and disciplines by Catholic Ideologies. Perhaps it has to do with creativity. Even in a messy unorganized places like in the poor communities, the Filipinos living there has organize ways of thinking. Survival purposes. They know what are worth organizing and not really worth organizing. Sadly some don't really care or lost all their hopes and turned unto something else. The main motive is to get out of the country and make money outside the Philippines. You can tell by the way Filipinos write on a piece of paper. The way they write are clean and organized - when they take notes. Education for a success are worth organizing than organizing the bad environment they lived on. But when these same people succeed and earned enough or have made it, they evolved by organizing their environment, and proud to socialize to other Filipinos and shows off their homes. A sense of pride and self respect.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My Sister's Birthday

Yesterday was my little sister's birthday, which was the eight. She's the one wearing the blue shirt giving props with a tilapia fish bones. Here are also the folks and my sister's dude name Mike. I suspect them knowing about my blog so they can always download these pictures from here. Specially that dude Mike, he's a network geek so I am sure they can download the pictures from here.
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Here is my bro Venus with his lady Elsie, and Eleisa.
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Here is Sake with no pants on, posing her new typical Chihuahua Hair Cut from last week's monday, just the day before I posted my last blog. Her hair was a bit bushy for the summer time so they had to go. It'll grow back again by winter time.
sake's chihuahua cut

So what else is new, well still the same stuff about music, basically organizing and organizing. In addition, studying political killings from around the world, as well as political bloopers. Stuff when President Bush couldn't open a door after a conference speech in China, Bob Dole falling off a stage, and Castro thinking too high of himself that he was blinded where he was walking on. I will blog on some of these later on. Just for awareness purposes and being well informed.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hindu Psychic Readings

I'm not much of a believer in Taro Readings and Crystal Balls, but I do somewhat believe that there are authentic readers of the stars, that can foretold the future. One good example is the famous Notradamus. Astronomers had been reading the stars for thousands of years man. Ever since the stars and the moon were the only source of lights at nights before men discovered fire. So there's gotta be some guidance from the stars that had been evolved till today after thousands of years.

One time, around 7 years ago, I was walking to an asian plaza's parking lot going to an asian super market. An indian dude approached me and says "You my friend are in a terrible situation about a girl..." And I said "Wtf... How so?" And he says "You love this girl but you know she's not the right one." And then he goes on to say "I can read it all over you." I was actually more pissed than surprised how he knew that. Plus I ain't that much of a good looking guy and then to say something like that didn't really help my day.

And then the dude came closer and showed me some magic. I forgot what it was. There were three questions that he guessed right, I just forgot the other two. But I think it had to do with colors I was thinkin' that day, and the type of flowers I was also thinking at that moment. There was this magic guess that stood out from the rest of his guesses that I remember to this day, is when he asked "Think of an animal, somewhere in the jungle..." And I said, "A frog!" He was about to hand me a piece of paper where he recently wrote something on it but didn't, and then he goes on again and asked "No no in a jungle somewhere. A beast like animal... quickly quickly." So I said a "A tiger?" And then he gave me the crumpled piece of paper and told me to open it, so I did and sure enough, the paper says "Tiger." It was a little funny because these type of guesses are mostly common. Actually, I did think of a tiger but I had to play smart with his guesses.

He had a book with him. He opened it, and had a picture of Krishna as a divider for his book. I think it was a Hindu Bible. He had a small chart or something in the book. He asked the date of my birth, and so I did. Made some quick calculations and says that there's something about a girl in the future. A perfect match. But there's gonna be communication problems (also very common to a lot of dudes searching for relations - but it was interesting enough). He said "I can help you fix this by giving you these little amulets." The dude showed me few tiny crystals and stones. He says he had to do fasting and some prayers first. But in order to help me out, is to give him some money I can afford to give. Right when he mentioned money, I thought the dude was a scam. He could tell I was skeptical. So he said "Why would I be a scam if a doctor gets payed for being a doctor, why can't I also get payed." It's true, but to me a doctor is a profession. Crystal Balls are in a magic category, and magic is a part of illusions, and illusions is a part of trickery. So trickery is a scam. That's why I didn't have to pay the dude. The only things I gave that day was bottles of water because it was hella hot that day.

Speaking of star readings, The Three Kings that found where Baby Jesus was by looking at them stars, were actually Astrologist sent by King Herod to find the new born king. Others says it was a fire in the sky that lead them, meaning possibly a UFO. But knowing that The Three Kings were also called The Three Wisemen and Magi, was enough clue for me to know that they were looking at the stars. Not one star, but the stars. Magi also means Magic or Magicians. Just to correct my criticism what magic means.

I was searching for some Hindu Psychics in Youtube and found this video. A Hindu Pyschic named O-Star-O from The Letterman Show. Circa 1986. I then google searched Hindu Psychics and learned that it's something that anyone can master. It's not one of them typical gift that certain people are born with. I could be wrong though, but so far I think It's more like a profession. And it's called Nakshatra.

Here are the basics of Hinduism. I found this from Himalaya Academy. Now, I am a Christian. Not a perfect one, but I gathered enough evidence and reasons why I sticked to my belief. I am also opened to learn other Religions and Philosophies.

Hinduism determine the thoughts and attitudes about life, which in turn direct actions. By actions, creates destiny. Beliefs about sacred matters--God, soul and cosmos--are essential to one's approach to life. Hindus believe many diverse things, but there are a few bedrock concepts on which most Hindus concur. The following nine beliefs, though not exhaustive, offer a simple summary of Hindu spirituality.

Hinduism, the world is oldest religion, has no beginning--it precedes recorded history. It has no human founder. It is a mystical religion, leading the devotee to personally experience the Truth within, finally reaching the pinnacle of consciousness where man and God are one. Hinduism has four main denominations: Saivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism and Smartism.

Hindus believe in a one, all-pervasive Supreme Being who is both immanent and transcendent, both Creator and Unmanifest Reality.

Hindus believe in the divinity of the four Vedas, the world's most ancient scripture, and venerate the Agamas as equally revealed. These primordial hymns are God's word and the bedrock of Sanatana Dharma, the eternal religion.

Hindus believe that the universe undergoes endless cycles of creation, preservation and dissolution.

Hindus believe in karma, the law of cause and effect by which each individual creates his own destiny by his thoughts, words and deeds.

Hindus believe that the soul reincarnates, evolving through many births until all karmas have been resolved, and moksha, liberation from the cycle of rebirth, is attained. Not a single soul will be deprived of this destiny.

Hindus believe that divine beings exist in unseen worlds and that temple worship, rituals, sacraments and personal devotionals create a communion with these devas and Gods.

Hindus believe that an enlightened master, or satguru, is essential to know the Transcendent Absolute, as are personal discipline, good conduct, purification, pilgrimage, self-inquiry, meditation and surrender in God.

Hindus believe that all life is sacred, to be loved and revered, and therefore practice ahimsa, noninjury, in thought, word and deed.

Hindus believe that no religion teaches the only way to salvation above all others, but that all genuine paths are facets of God's Light, deserving tolerance and understanding.