Tanygnathus lucionensis

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Tanygnathus
Species: T. lucionensis
Common Name: Blue-naped Parrot

Nickname: Pikoy

This is Pikoy. A parrot that my dad got from my Tia in Bataan.

Yes, he does speak. But he is only able to intrduce himself,"Ako si Pikoy!"; insult others, "Pangit!"; and imitating my mother's loud laugh.

Apparently, one of the first things thought to a parrot by its owners is how to insult others.

Though my arms is litterally filled with scratches now, its still nice to put him in your arms and feed him with chilli or sunflower seeds, whatever is handy.

happy FX

had the most eventful FX ride last night.

just came from Park 'n Ride in Lawton to accompany olga where she took a bus ride to Cavite.

Since I was planning to go to the LFS staffhouse, I took a jeep that would pass by welcome rotonda.

Somewhere along España poured the heaviest rain so far this year. By welcome rotonda, I had to take shelter from the rain at the entrance of the the South East Asia College (not sure about the name of the school but it used to be the UDMC College, I think).

So I waited there, took a few pictures, and waited for weather to get nicer.

When it was apparent that the weather has got no plans of cooperating, I decided to abandon my plans of going to the staffhouse, brave the rain and just go home.

A few minutes later, an FX taxi headed for Cubao stopped in front of the school to drop a passenger, so ran I did to get into it.

Dripping wet, I sat and relaxed at the second row of the FX, behind the driver, taking pictures with my cameraphone.

Somewhere between the E. Rodriguez Puregold Qi Centrall Supermarket and Welcome Rotonda, the FX I was in got stuck in traffic. Then a man in orange sando, carrying an umbrella opened the door of the FX's passenger seat, and suddenly grabbed the cellphone (I learned later that it was a vodafone) of the lady beside the driver.

In less than ten seconds, it was all over.

Everybody in the FX were in shock, including the driver. In a few awkward moments, we were all in silence, trying to comprehend what just happened. The lady who lost her phone broke the silence.

"Buti na lang cellphone ko lang 'yung kinuha."

And I too was just glad that the man did not go inside the car and robbed all of us of our phones. Whew!

But, I was to discover that the night was not over yet. We were still stuck in traffic somewhere along E. Rod. and the flood has gotten knee-high.

The vehicles in E. Rod. did not dare cross the flood, afraid that their engines may break down. Goodthing the driver in the FX had guts to brave the flood.

E. Rod had suddenly become a very huge swimming pool, complete with children lying in the ground and running around.

I finally got home at around 9:30, dripping wet, runny nose and all. But I was just glad that I was home.


at last, the summer for me is over. Well, the classes ended monday last week but I wasn not through with it yet since I had an exam last Thursday an a paper that was due yesterday.

Yes. it was due yesterday but I only got to finish it today. Whoever said making a review of three researches on organizational and industrial psychology published in international journals was easy?

I thought so, but experience this past few days has proven me wrong.

I spen a wholata money on this thing, with the researches being at least 20 pages long. I actually had to go to PUP where the printing costs P1.00 to print the researches. Then, there was the very tiring and not to mention boring task of reading the damn three, summarizing them, and actually making a review of them.

The situation is actually worsened by the fact that I got no computer at home. Yep, Lorna, my ever-trustable laptop had died (thanks to my two cousins who took all the keys from the keyboard off...)

Also, I have the bloodiest runny nose in the freaking universe. Thank god for the rain yesterday and my stubborness to look for some shade and persist in walking in the rain.

The station where I'm actually typing this now is crammed with wet, sticky, and dreadful tissues. My apologies to the shop owner, and yes, as awful as it may sound, I'm going to pick them up one-by-one and throw 'em in a trash can...

(actual photo of the computer, not a recreation.)

well, after paragraphs of whining, I'm off to the psych department to pass my paper (Though I'm not sure if my professor will accpat it... I so hope she does...) and its over for me!

Hooray, and Hoorah!

I can finally watch the charlie chaplin movies that I got from my mother...



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Just finished watching Pirates of the Caribbean: At world's end with Olga. Read at my review here (opens in a new window).

But since my review is posted in another blog, POTC is not the reason for this post.ent home

Rather, it is because I just came from Quiapo yesterday and saw a copy of the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium which contains:
InDesign CS3
Photoshop CS3 Extended
Illustrator CS3
Flash CS3 Professional
Dreamweaver CS3
Acrobat 8 Professional

and, support softwares
Adobe Bridge CS3
Version Cue CS3
Adobe Device Central CS3
Adobe Stock Photos
Acrobat Connect

Being the novive (read: trying hard) graphic artist that I am, I'm quite eager to see the new features that the upgrade to CS2 boasts of. So i went to the website of adobe to chekitout. Indeed, it seems to be a nice product, which I have always expected from adobe.

But what was a real shocker was the price!

The genuine Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium costs a whopping US$1,799! That is equivalent to Php 82,754!

And how much is the one from Quiapo? Php 100. Yes. Php 82,654 less.



I'm writing this poost inside the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) where the national canvass for the senatorial and partylist elections are held. Im a pollwatcher for KABATAAN Partylist, the sole youth party that ran in the midterm elections last May 14. (Click on the link to visit the official website!)

Truly, much like the democracy that it represents, this year's elections is another freakshow, with schools being burned down leaving a teacher dead, mayors being shot, showbiz celebrities and boxing heroes running for public posts, towns with less than 10,000 residents turning up 20,000 voters... the list goes on.

The primetime news disproves the claims of the COMELEC that this year's elections was relatively peaceful and one of the cleanest in history. As of writing this post, a town in Abra is unable to continue because nobody wants to sit in the board of election canvassers. A few days ago, unidentified gunmen straffed the school with bullets, leaving the canvassers dead.

Anyway, the national canvassing is no different, only made more sosyal. It is filled with big bellied, pompous men in barongs who seems to be constipated with their own (or their candidate's> shit.

Oh well, papel, here comes another COC/SOV to be tallied. Back to the Excel spreadsheet for me...

First post, uli

Weird. After a long time of hibernation from blogging, I now find myself an administrator of three blogs (this, flowers in the window which is maintained by me and my significant other, and gags211 which is something I cooked up to remain in contact with my buddies from Kalai.

Dunno the reason for this sudden mode with blogging. Either:
a) I no longer know what to do with my spare time (assuming I got some);
b) I don't hve a free time but I think that I have some and so I think that I don't know what to do with those free time;
c) Too many thoughts are are going on in my mind lately that there seems to be a necessity for me to find space somewhere even in cyberspace to put them in and record them (for posterity);
d) I just want to join in on the fun since many people, (baktis included are into it);
e) none of the above (meaning there is a reason, divine intervention included, for all this which I am yet to discover.

Whatever the reason, I have started this and I don't want this to become another one of my ningas-kugon projects... hopefully.