Friday, March 30, 2007

Puerto Galera

Just had a gruesome workshop with COA in Cabanatuan. Im now in Puerto Galera. More posts on this island when I get back home. (this is n73 post, its slower but it works).

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Going Home via Kennon Road

I should have posted these pics a couple of days ago but the pressures of work is just overwhelming. Further, my friends told me that the results of the bar exams might be released this friday so I am literally waiting at the edge of the seat. Whoa! Anxiety and Pressure, I am glad I still haven't got a heart attack. :-)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Baguio City - Wallpapers

One of my all-time favorite destinations is the cool City of Baguio. However, it is raining in Baguio when I came there for a business trip/conference. And since it is only a two-day affair, I really didn't have the luxury of touring the place. I and some company just went to the local market to buy some pasalubong, this is where I took shot of these three wall paperesque photos.


Baguio's famous fruit.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Lemery, Batangas

I am here wanderin in Lemery, Batangas for two days. The sand ain't that fine, in fact, its color borders from gray to black but nevertheless, the feel of sand under your feet is priceless.

It aint like Anilao or Galera but the coasts of Lemery has its unique charms. Or if you are tired of swimming, then you can just rent a boat and go fishing or island hopping.
More posts and pics soon!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Official Male Code of Conduct

Got this from one of the blogs I read"
Official Male Code of Conduct
1. Thou shall not rent the movie Chocolat.
2. Under no circumstances may 2 men share an umbrella.
3. Any man who brings a camera to a bachelor party may be legally beaten and killed by his fellow partygoers.
4. Unless he murdered someone in your immediate family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 12 hours.
5. You may exaggerate any anecdote told in a bar by 50 percent without recrimination; beyond that, anyone within earshot is allowed to call bullshit. (Exception: When trying to pick up a girl, the allowable exaggeration rate rises to 400 percent)
6. If you've known a guy for more than 24 hours, his sister is off-limits forever.
7. The maximum amount of time you have to wait for another guy who's running late is 5 minutes. For a girl, you are required to wait 10 minutes for every point of hotness she scores on the classic 1-10 scale.
8. Bitching about the brand of free beer in a buddies refrigerator is forbidden. You may gripe if the temperature is unsuitable
9. No man is ever required to buy a birthday present for another man. In fact, even remembering a friends birthday is strictly optional.
10. Agreeing to distract the ugly friend of a hot babe your buddy is trying to hook up with is your legal duty. Should you get carried away with your good deed and end up having sex with the beast, your pal is forbidden to speak of it, even at your bachelor party.
11. Before dating a buddy's ex, you are required to ask his permission and he, in return is required to grant it.
12. Women who claim they "love to watch sports" must be treated as spies until they demonstrate knowledge of the game and, more importantly, the ability to pick a buffalo wing clean.
13. If a man's zipper is down, that's his problem-you didn't see nothin'.
14. The universal compensation for buddies who help you move is beer.
15. (Gas Warfare Act) you may flatulate in front of a woman only after you've brought her to climax. But if you trap her head under the covers (Dutch Oven) for the purpose of flatulent entertainment, she's officially your girlfriend.
16. It is permissible to consume a fruity chick drink only when you're sunning on a tropical beach... and it's delivered by a topless supermodel and it's free.
17. Unless you're in prison, never fight naked.
18. A man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight.
19. If a buddy is outnumbered, out manned, or too drunk to fight, you must jump into the fight. Exception: If within the last 24 hours his actions have caused you to think, "What this guy needs is a good ass-whoopin", then you may sit back and enjoy.
20. Phrases that may NOT be uttered to another man while weight lifting: "Yeah, baby, push it!" "C'mon, give me one more! Harder!" "Another set and we can hit the showers." " Nice ass, are you a Sagittarius?"
21. Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last slice of pizza, but not both. That's just plain mean.
22. Never talk to a man in the bathroom unless you're on equal footing: either both urinating or both waiting in line. In all other situations, a nod is all the conversation you need.
23. If a buddy is already singing along to a song in the car, you may not join him...too gay.
24. Before allowing drunken friend to cheat on his girl, you must attempt one intervention. If he is able to get on his feet, look you in the eye, and deliver a "F@ck OFF!" You are absolved of your of responsibility.
25. The morning after you and a babe who was formerly "just a friend" have carnal, drunken monkey sex, the fact that you're feeling weird and guilty is no reason not to nail her again before the discussion about what a big mistake it was.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Some Additions to Mom's Garden

Mom got this garden love seat for only P400.

Fortune Plant gives luck to both the giver and the acceptor,
so I gave this to my Mom for Good Luck!!!

Four new pots of Milflores Flowers fresh from Baguio City

Hectic Weekend

What a busy weekend!
Friday - Meeting with Association of Local Accountants of Nueva Ecija where we set the date for the Seminar to be sponsored by ALANE in cooperation with COA-GAFMIS. At the same time, there were elections of the Board of Trustees. The following Accountants were elected:
1. Norman P. Serapio - Cabanatuan City
2. Cesar V. Mata - San Jose City
3. Erlinda D. Carpio - Aliaga
4. Nenita Abenales - Gapan City
5. Bella B. Baldovino - Talugtug
6. Ireneo D. Embuscado - San Antonio
7. Edwin S.T. San Juan - Bongabon
8. Maribel G. Octavio - Talavera
9. Leilani L. Domingo - Quezon
10. Diana B. Sison - Sta. Rosa
11. Fe Fontanilla - Rizal
The officers were also elected by the Board of Trustees, and they are as follows:
President: Norman P. Serapio - Cabanatuan City
Vice President: Nenita Abenales - Gapan City
Secretary: Cesar Mata - San Jose City
Treasurer - Erlinda Carpio - Aliaga
In the afternoon, I had to go back to the office to talk to some persons whom I had previous appointments with and to finalize the reports needed by COA.
Saturday: I was invited together with our City Treasurer Mina Callanta, City Budget Officer Lorie Jacinto and Executive Assistant Eugene Mintu in the radio program of Magtanggol Villar in DWJJ. Collectively known as the "Finance Committee", the four of us reported on the the affairs of the City Government to the listeners of the radio program.
In the afternoon, I had to rush back to the office to finish and review some transactions which I have missed yesterday because of the meeting. Then I went to look and scout for a place where we will hold our seminar on March 26 to 28. I even had to beg-off from attending the birthday party of one of my godsons. Bawi na lang ako.
Sunday: My sister came home from Manila so we had a simple reunion with all my nephews and nieces. It was a loud and tiring day we spent singing and eating and walang sawang kwentuhan and kulitan, then we proceeded to tour the City and shop. It was really, really tiring but it was fun.
First to my sister who was promoted in her office. Then, to myself (hehehe) for being elected president of ALANE for the second time. And congratulations also to all the officers and members of ALANE.
Finally, to Ethan Vaughn, my godson, happy 2nd birthday to you!!!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Palawan On My Mind

White sand, pristine beaches, breath-taking landscapes, four days are not enough to explore the beauty and wonders of the Islands of Palawan. Unfortunately that was the only time given to me to visit the place. I promised myself however that "I shall return" (pakopya po Mang Douglas).

Friday, March 02, 2007

A Glimpse Of Mom's Garden

This is my mom with her two grandchildren KC and Ayeen.

This is where we had our morning coffee!

Part of her binonsai na kalachuchi at bougainvilla collections.

Her gumamela (hibiscus) in pots collection.

My fave corner of her garden. There is a couple of Milflores, Bonsai Plants and a Duck (?)

My mom is very proud of her Euphorbia Collections.
Ito raw kasi nagbigay sa kanya ng green thumb.

Of course, no garden will be complete if there are no orchids.

My Radio Interview

I was invited today in our local AM Radio Station in Cabanatuan to report about the activities of my office as well as to clarify some issues concerning the governance and operations of the City Government. The interview was made from 9 to 10 am in the "Pag-usapanan Natin" Program of Bensi Datol.
The topic discussed ranges from my duties and responsibilities as City Accountant to the reporting of the financial condition and results of operation of the City.
Issues clarified were those pertaining to the long-term loans of the City Government as well as those pertaining to remittances to various agencies like BIR, GSIS and the like.
It is political season once again and there are lots of mud-slinging and accussations thrown against us. As the City Accountant, all transactions of the City Government passes though me and they are always documented. And as I always say, the truth about everything is always documented in my office and these are public records for everyone to see.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

I Guess I Will Be Back Teaching

I had a meeting today with Ms. Fabul, CEO of Araullo University. She said that they are looking at the available market to improve their Accountancy Education Program in the University. They wanted me to teach again in Araullo University.
How could I say no? Araullo has given me so much in terms of education. I have taken both my Accountancy and Law Degrees there. They have awarded me as one of their Most Outstanding Alumni and they have always invited me to speak in some of their ceremonies. So, even if I don't have the luxury of time at the moment, I said yes.
So this coming June, the students of Accountancy in Araullo University should watch out for me. Jeez.