Thursday, June 29, 2006

Iskul bukol

I know I haven't written much about it, but school's been a lot of fun. In fact, I find myself looking forward to days when I have a class. Let's see how long that lasts.

My favorite episode came in a class last Friday night. As is customary for the first meeting, the professor asked everyone to speak up and tell everyone who they are, their work experience, etc. So after I finished talking about myself, the professor, who also happens to be the director of the degree program, had a question for me.

Professor: "So, Jaemark, kapuso ka pala?"

Me: "Uh, yes, sir."

Professor: "May tanong lang ako."

Me: (braces for a question about the network as a company, or something related to technical aspects of my work)

Professor: "Ire-replay niyo ba ang Jewel in the Palace?"

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Kamikazee - A.I.D.S.

Minsan muntik makalimutan ang linya
ngunit buti nandyan ka, saglit na usap ay sapat na
agad-agad ay sinalo ng galing ng pag ad-lib mo
bigla kong naalala, nabitin nating eksena
parang 'di nawala

Dalangin sana ngayon ay hinog na
love story nating hilaw na nag-umpisa
ngunit lahat ng ito'y palagay lang
sa aking isip ay naglalaro lamang



Thursday, June 22, 2006


Do you guys ever stumble upon someone's Last.FM profile, take a look around, and then realize to yourself, Oh my god, this girl might be the one for me?

Uhm, yeah. Me neither.


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Heat 3, Dallas 2

J.E. Skeets of The Basketball Jones put it best: "Dwyane Wade gives me a boner."

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Bagets 3

karldeleon: reunion na ba?
karldeleon: o tapos na
jaemark: kanina..
karldeleon: di ko na napanood
jaemark: hehe
jaemark: tangina nakakatawa kahapon
jaemark: meron kasi kami dito, dalawang bago
jaemark: mga fresh grad
jaemark: eh pinag uusapan namin ung bagets
jaemark: tapos maya maya, tanong ung isa.. "Ano ba yung Bagets, is it like, G-mik or Click?"
karldeleon: haha
jaemark: hindi man lang TGIS at Gimik ung reference ampotah
jaemark: tapos follow-up question yung isa.. "Yung Bagets ba, para siyang musical, ganun?"
karldeleon: :))
jaemark: eh kasi parehong fresh grad.. di pa pinanganak nung Edsa revolution
karldeleon: hehe
karldeleon: maghire nga ako ng fresh grad
jaemark: hehehe

Friday, June 16, 2006

Just a heads up

Bagets: The Reunion tomorrow, Saturday night on Showbiz Stripped. It usually airs around midnight-ish.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

World Cup

LA Times sportswriter J.A. Adande, on an early World Cup moment:

I went out to restaurant patio for a meal, and saw a couple of tables filled with Czech Republic fans in their team's red jerseys. A little while later one of their jersey-clad buddies came up, triumphantly waving an American flag. That got the attention of an American sitting a few tables away, so the Czech guy took the flag over to him and let the American wave it. Then they took pictures together. Pretty soon the whole Czech group was over there posing for pictures. The American sent up a U!S!A! chant, quickly drowned out by cries of "Czech Republic." All in good fun.

They started chatting, effectively crawling their way through the slight language barrier. I only made out two words: "Dominik Hasek."

Pretty soon they were buying a round of drinks and raising toasts to each other. Now that's what makes it the World Cup.


Malou Mangahas joins GMA Network

Page one of her resume makes it seem like she was a geek in her younger days. She was accelerated from Grade 6 to first year high school, and four years later, graduated valedictorian. At UP, aside from graduating cum laude, she was named Most Outstanding Journalism graduate. She later moved on to Harvard as a Nieman Foundation for Journalism fellow.

But the girl who, at one time, seriously considered being a nun is not your typical geek. At the end of her three-page resume lies a piece of information that reveals she's of different grain: she was detained for over three months in Bicutan for alleged subversion. The charges were dropped in 1987. Then seven years later, at 34, she was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Filipinos for her body of work in investigative journalism.

Mangahas was also Editor in Chief of The Manila Times, the youngest journalist to hold that position in a national newspaper in the Philippines. She also co-founded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.

Those are just a few of the remarkable facts about Malou Mangahas, one of the country's most respected and award-winning journalists.

The latest news about her is that she has just joined GMA Network Inc. as Vice President for Research and Content development. As such, she holds the editor-in-chief post for GMA News's website, .

"GMA News and Public Affairs is honored to welcome in its management team, Malou Mangahas, one of the most respected journalists in the country," announced Marissa L. Flores, GMA Network's Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs.

Aside from handling the editorial direction of the network's website, Malou also leads the Research Team of GMA's News and Public Affairs. The data the team supply are used by the department's various programs.

In addition to these, Malou helps GMA News in sustaining its training program, especially for its editorial personnel.

These days, despite her hectic schedule, Malou still finds time to join Debate's editorial meetings and tapings. "For fun, because working with the young people there is fun," she says.

That's a lot for someone who was at first reluctant to join the network full time: she was mostly worried about whether she will have time to water her plants. But she decided to take on the challenge because it will allow her to discover and enjoy new platforms.

Malou initially joined GMA News and Public Affairs as the executive producer of the program 'Debate with Mare At Pare.' The network also engaged her services as training consultant for GMA News. "It did not take us long to realize we wanted Malou for a permanent, regular position in the News and Public Affairs group," explains Flores.

"Malou brings to the newsroom her excellent skills in investigative journalism and wealth of experience in news-gathering and newsroom management," Flores says.

"GMA News and Public Affairs has always believed that the richness of content, adherence to the highest ethical standards and journalism at its best will sustain our leadership in the industry. And having Malou in our team further boosts our campaign to meet these ideals" Flores says.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The world is too big for love to be real

Found this on a friend's journal:

The world is too big for love to be real. There are too many people in the world to ever know, beyond everything, that you are with the right person. That your heart is as swollen as it can be. Think of all the people in China. It is unlikely anyone will ever meet all of them. How can we know for certain, for absolute certain, that trapped inside a foreign language and thumping in a foreign heart there isn't a love that is meant for us. The infinite possibility of existence, its limitless potential, is the proof we need that love is nothing more than an imagination, a human folly, friendship swollen with self-importance, a final retreat from the storm of possibility. The love of our life could so easily have been someone else. It is random and accidental, haphazard and unsystematic. That which we fell for one person, clinging on to the delusion of destiny, could so easily be felt for a million people should the timing and the meetings and the mutual readiness have coalesced at some other time in some other place. Should someone else have accepted us or rejected us then everything would have been different. And once we know this, we know that all love is a lie. Not honesty but deception. Not heroism but cowardice. An unspoken agreement of mutual consolidation and compromise, a shield from possibility and a bed in which to sleep, nothing more than that.

But I do still miss her.

It was written by the British comedian Daniel Kitson, printed on the liner notes on an EP by an Australian indie band called The Lucksmiths. Their music's not bad either.


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

It's been the longest week...

... and it's only Tuesday.


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