This is me…

Hulyo 19, 2007

Yeah, well, that’s according to a numerology site that also inteprets the meaning of your name (what your name means). I was actually influenced by badoodles’ post “Your Name Determines Your Destiny.” 🙂 So here’s what the website says about my name and my personality. I have highlighted the characteristics that I’m a million percent sure speak of me. 😀


There are 11 letters in your name.
Those 11 letters total to 32
There are 5 vowels and 6 consonants in your name.

Your number is: 5

The characteristics of #5 are: Expansiveness, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom.

The expression or destiny for #5:
The number 5 Expression endows with the wonderful characteristic of multi-talents and versatility. You can do so many things well. The tone of the number 5 is constructive freedom, and in your drive to attain this freedom, you will likely be the master of adaptability and change. You are good at presenting ideas and knowing how to approach people to get what you want. Naturally, this gives you an edge in any sort of selling game and spells easy success when it comes to working with people in most jobs. Your popularity may lead you toward some form of entertainment or amusement. Whatever you do, you are clever, analytical, and a very quick thinker.

If there is too much of the 5 energy in your makeup, you may express some the negative attitudes of the number. Your restless and impatient attitude may keep you from staying with any project for too long. Sometimes you can be rather erratic and scatter yourself and your energies. You have a hard time keeping regular office hours and maintaining any sort of a routine. You tend to react strongly if you sense that your freedom of speech or action is being impaired or restricted in any way. As clever as you are, you may have a tendency to make the same mistakes over and over again because much of your response is glib reaction rather that thoughtful application. You are in a continuous state of flux brought by constantly changing interests.

Your Soul Urge number is: 4

A Soul Urge number of 4 means:
With the Soul Urge or Motivation number of 4 you are likely to strive for a stable life. You tend to follow a rather orderly pattern and systematic approach in your endeavors. You have an inner desire to serve others in a methodical and diligent manner. You want to be in solid, conventional, and well-regulated activities, and you are somewhat disturbed by innovation and erratic or sudden changes. Excellent at organizing, systematizing, and managing, you have a way of establishing order and maintaining it. You are responsible, reliable and in the final analysis, practical. Highly analytical, you can see your way through all sorts of situations and generally have a clear understanding of the issues. You are a very honest, sincere, and conscientious individual.

The negative side of the 4 is rigid, stubborn and somewhat narrow-minded. There is a tendency to hide feelings, or to really not be aware of real feelings. Avoid being too rigid and stubborn in your thinking, and try to always see the big picture rather than becoming to involved with the detail. Don’t be afraid to take a chance once in awhile.

Your Inner Dream number is: 1

An Inner Dream number of 1 means:
You dream of being a leader and one who is in charge. You want to be known for your courage, daring, and original ideas. You seek unconquered heights. People may get a first impression that you are very aggressive and sure of yourself.

Useful Expression

Hulyo 10, 2007

Huh! I’ve finally got something to say to those taxi drivers that won’t drive me to Ortigas because (according to them) of the heavy traffic in EDSA. Of course, I don’t believe them. The traffic situation in EDSA is the same everyday, although more heavier on Saturdays.

Anyway, I was at the FX terminal last Friday morning and the line of waiting passengers was already very long. I was in the line, too. Most of us were late for work. When one FX taxi parked at the terminal, I knew most of us felt some relief. Ah, at last, there’s our ride! Then the driver said, “Hindi ako bibiyahe, matrapik!” I was satrting to lose hope again. Really, I am so late for work!

Thank God, the dispatcher told the driver, “Parte ng paghahanap-buhay ang trapik.” And that didn’t leave the driver a choice but to let us, passengers get into his FX taxi.

Now, I can use that expression to taxi drivers who refuse to take passengers to certain destinations. “Parte ng hanap-buhay ang trapik.” Being a taxi driver, passengers like me, presume that he has committed himself to the task of bringing any passenger to any destination, regardless of the traffic situation.

Just this morning, I encountered another “reluctant” driver. And I really snapped at him. Told him to tell me immediately if he can take me to Ortigas or not because he was wasting my time. If he reasoned “the traffic situation” I would have used that expression on him. Maybe he noticed I was snappish that moment so he just nodded. There was a glint of surprise in his eyes when he looked at me. 😀 

What Yki Wants for Christmas

Disyembre 13, 2006

yki in the boxKids never fail to amaze and surprise me. Just this morning my nephew was wondering if we (everyone in the family) could find him a girlfriend. He’s barely 5 but it seems he’s ready for a relationship! He also wants to receive a sword, a real one, and a musketeer suit from Santa Claus.

According to his mom, Yki’s been watching Walt Disney’s version of The Three Musketeers (with Mickey, Donald and Goofy as the main characters) almost everyday. Suddenly, he forgot his ultimate hero Spiderman and set aside his favorite Spiderman costume. He wishes to change the movie’s title, too–from “The Three Musketeers” to “The Four Musketeers.”

This is what I have deduced from his Christmas wishes: The sword and suit will enable him to become part of the movie (ha-ha!), then there’d be four musketeers. And he wants a girlfriend so he’d be able to kiss the girl at the end of the movie like Mickey and Donald.

Nice thinking, Yki! Very imaginative. Genius ka talaga sa mga bagay na `to! Mana ka kay… 😉

Amusing(?) Monday

Nobyembre 19, 2006

When I wake up this morning, I was pretty sure my life made sense. And it was normal (in my standard of normal, at least). I know that today will be the same as any other.

Well now, I’m not so sure anymore. A sudden (literally) turn took place. The unexpected revelation that greeted me on my way to work today took me by surprise. Okay. I wasn’t really caught off-guard. Just a little shocked.

In a way it was amusing, but I couldn’t ignore the unmistakable seriousness in those words, too. Their impact on me… God! They

did hit home!

This incident made me reflect on some aspects of my existence. I’m not sure if I should call it a “development.”

I have no idea (yet) where this episode will lead (as it is still very, very new). I guess I’m ready to…

Basta, ganun. Ewan.

Zaturnnah (Ze Muzikal) Rocks!

Mayo 5, 2006

zaturnna-haI had the chance to finally watch the much-talked stage adaptation of Carlo Vergara’s Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah—the story of an ordinary parlorista, Ada (christened Adrian, played by Tuxqs Rutaquio) who came to possess extraordinary abilities when he swallowed a weird-looking—size and texture—stone and eventually becomes the hero(ine), as Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, of his barrio defeating a giant frog, zombies and men-hating planet women. Indeed it is a story of bravery, not from possessing immeasurable strength, but having the courage to accept ones self as a whole person—capable of loving and being loved—and daring to take a step and make a change.

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