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About Norman3000

Hi Guys, I'm Norman3000 of Norman's Randoms and PowerBondSeven of YouTube, I created this new blog to serve as my clean slate as I work my way back up to do reviews! I hope I can still have the hearts of my old fans as well as getting some new ones! Happy Reading, Guys!

Hisense AS-09TR2S 1.0 HP Split Type Air Conditioner Review

Hisense AS-09TR2S 1.0 HP Split Type Air Conditioner Review


High heat index, high temperature, uncomfortable sleeping nights.

2019 has been one of the hottest in recent years. And I don’t know about you, but personally it has gone so absurd that frequent nights, I have had a hard time falling asleep and I wake up too early feeling super sticky and sweaty. To combat this, I recently purchased a Hisense AS-09TR2S 1.0 HP Split Type Air Conditioner due to the extreme temperature Manila has been having.

After a week of use here are things that I want to share about my purchase. I don’t know if this qualifies as a review though.

  1. Hisense is offering Free Installation but it is only up until June 30, 2019.


  1. Only 10ft of materials are free. After the 10th foot, it costs Php350/ft.


  1. If you can afford it, go for Cash option. Instead of Php23,395, I paid only Php21,200.
  2. Be patient with Hisense’s customer service. They are not streamlined yet. I got multiple calls from Hisense with different numbers they seem to be unaware what the other department is doing.
  3. I initially got confused with the remote but this site helped me a lot.
  4. Prior to an Aircon I used an industrial fan Hanabishi HVSF-18. I can safely say that, not only was it not enough, it could get very noisy. If I get to a point where I want to sleep but can’t its noise is very noticeable. Hisense is substantially quieter.
  5. Previously, I usually sleep past 12mn. Now, I haven’t slept past midnight. I usually fall asleep at around 11:30pm. When I wake up previously, I wake up sweaty, sticky and fat. Now I only wake up fat. LOL.
  6. My dog ENJOYS it! Irish (My Pomeranian) usually sleeps on my Aunt’s room because she has aircon. Now it is very easy to lure her away from my Aunt as my room is just as cool.
  1. Clean your room! The first night I used it was a nightmare. There is an ongoing construction at our house and the dust that came to my room was too much it felt like it is too suffocating.
  2. If you can shell out an extra for a Xiaomi Air Purifier 2s, I say go for it. I purchased one after installation and the two has been the greatest one-two punch for a Tito like me.


  1. It works. At the end of the day, it comes down to this. It works. It cools my room and it has made my sleep substantially better and more comfortable. It may cost me more on the bill approximately Php1800 (estimated via Meralco move app), but personally I’d gladly pay the extra than wake up tired, cranky, sweaty and sticky.


Heaven Knows – My Favorite Song

Isang classic na paborito kong kanta ang ididiscuss ko ngayon.
Heaven Knows


Sinilang ako early 90s so kabataan ko madalas kong naririnig Heaven Knows ni Rick Price. At sa pag tanda ko, kada gadget na mahawakan ko na kayang mag play ng music isa ito sa unang una nilalagay at pinapakinggan ko. Up until now kahit hindi siya ideal music to test earphones, go to music ko parin siya. Medyo adik ako bumili earphones eh.

So bakit ko ba siya gusto? Well, unang una isa sa hinahanap ko sa mga kanta ay yung sense ng kanta. Ayoko ng KPop kasi hindi ko sila naiintindihan. Ayoko ng Watch Me Nae Nae kasi well. Who does?

May story yung Heaven Knows eh. At familiar yung story. Tungkol sa isang tao na gusto mag move on. Isang tao na gusto kumawala kahit masakit sa kanya. Pero tanggap niya na kailangan niya mag move on. Mula umpisa hanggang sa dulo ramdam mo yung struggle ng kumakanta kung gaano kahirap siyang i let go yung nakaraan niya. Ewan ko. Umaasa babalik pero tanggap niya na wala na. Multiple verse, great refrain, classic chorus, and yung pinaka nagustuhan ko is yung nakaka goosebumpsna bridge.

Yung Bridge.

Only Heaven Knows
Why I live in despair
‘Cause wide awake or dreaming
I know she’s never there
And all the time I act so brave I’m shaking inside
Why does it hurt me so….

Try natin tagalugin.
Alam ng langit
Bat ako malungkot
Gising man o tulog
Alam kong wala siya don
At nagpapangap na matapang
Nanginginig lang
Bakit ba ang sakit

Damn. Solid. Maraming kanta din naman na madaming lyrics pero para sa akin ito yung may dating sakin. Yung balladic story telling really gets me.

Pero personal lang naman itong Opinion ko. Basta maganda itong kantang ito. Payt Me.
Anyways ayun lang gusto ko lang magshare ng favorite kanta ko. So bye for now! Wala ako magawa so nagsulat nalang ako pantanggal stress! Haha!

PS: Tagalog Version ng Heaven Knows (Kung di pangit boses ko kinanta ko na ito hahaha)

Laging nasa isip
Mula sa pag gising
Gang sa matulog
Lagi siyang naroon
Siya lang alam ko
Kahit ang layo nya
Lumalakas lang lalo
Araw araw
At kahit na wala
Humahawak pa

Sabihin saan simula
Nasasaktan ako
Ayokong kumawala

Baka bumalik din ba lang araw
Alam ng langit to
At baka muling magtagpo puso
Alam ng langit to

Ang magagawa lang
Ay umasa
Alam ng langit

Sabi ng tropa ko
Na kung mahal mo talga
Dapat pakawalan
At kung bumalik ng mabait
Alam kong siyay akin

Sabihin saan simula
Nasasaktan ako
Ayokong kumawala

Baka bumalik din balang araw
Alam ng langit to
At baka muling magtagpo puso
Alam ng langit to

Ang magagawa lang
Ay umasa
Alam ng langit

Bat ako malungkot
Gising man o tulog
Alam kong wala siya don
At nagpapangap na matapang
Nanginginig lang
Bakit ba ang sakit

Baka bumalik din balang araw
Alam ng langit to
At baka muling magtagpo puso
Alam ng langit to

Ang magagawa lang
Ay umasa
Alam ng langit 3x

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Xiaomi QiCycle 2019 Review: Wheelie Good or Bad?

Xiaomi QiCycle 2019 Review: Wheelie Good or Bad?

Working in Metro Manila, Philippines, a common complaint and/or stressor is traffic. You can literally be stuck in traffic and move 1km in 1 hour sometimes maybe even more.

So, with traffic being seemingly an impossible problem to solve, what can we do? Obviously, since this is a review of Xiaomi QiCycle, biking maybe a possible Band-Aid type solution! But how feasible is it actually? Read on and find out!

Disclaimer: I am NOT a professional biker. This is the first bike I bought so I HAVE NO REFERENCE ON OTHER BIKES aside from cheap BMX bikes I had back in 2008.


QiCycle is my first folding bicycle. It is covered in carbon-fiber material which contributes to its relative lighter weight and overall cooler feel. It also has a free Bike Stand (earlier models does not seem to have this stand). It does not feel cheap rather, it feels very well made.

Personally, I wouldn’t call Metro Manila a bike haven so people asking me about it are impressed with its foldability, and the integrated bright lights in the bike. They would be further impressed if they would know that this baby is actually motorized. This bike is rated for 100kgs, weighting about 90kgs, I say this bike has held up pretty well amidst almost reaching the limit.

QiCycle Mortal Enemy

I have used this almost on a daily basis for almost three weeks now and I am impressed. The major flaw of this bike is its suspension or lack thereof. Humps and Rumble Strips are your worst enemy as going through them, especially the latter, will hurt your balls. I frequently dismount my bikes on rumble strips as they hurt. A LOT.

Software / Functionality:

Software is somewhat a mixed bag. Being released way back in 2016, the official application is all but gone from the PlayStore and I can’t seem to install anything I find on Google. Ergo, I have NOT BEEN ABLE TO CONNECT my QiCycle to my PocoF1. There also seem to be something different with the module that I bought. Menus are already in English, which is a good thing, but there doesn’t seem to be a QR which could have been used to connect it to an unofficial QiCycle app on PlayStore .

Advantage of the preinstalled software is that the max speed you can achieve is already at 25km/h (though some unofficial firmware seems to enable speed up to 29km/h). This isn’t a huge deal for me as I rarely ever hit 25km/h around manila.

Using it is very easy as well. Just turn on the module, and pedal. Voila! The motor automatically kicks in and you will almost instantaneously feel the push of the motor. You still have to pedal accordingly but the help of 250W is something you can take for granted. If you turn the Assist to ‘OFF’ the bike will still be useable but this is not ideal as the pedals become significantly heavier (again, I am not a professional biker, if you find the no electric assist easy, good for you then). This is not a nitpick. This is a fact.

The 250W motor is said to last you about 40kms on a single charge, and I found that true. I charge my QiCycle every other day as my back and forth is approximately 15km. After 2 work days, I would have about 10% of battery left on the tank. Perfect for a MilkTea trip to Macao Congressional. After that topping up is about 3 Hours to full.

Manila Usability:

So the biggest question is, can you actually use this in Manila? As research (translation: Google) has pointed out, it looks like QiCycle does NOT NEED to be registered as an E-bike. Our venerable LTO maybe vague most of the time but it is stated here that E-vehicles which “can be propelled manually” or “run solely by muscular effort” are exempted from registration.

I have never been halted by MMDA and I usually go through Mindanao Avenue which is almost always rife with these blue enforcers.

My route is Congressional Ave > Mindanao Ave > Visayas Ave and you can believe those roads are prone to traffic with uneven roads here and there.

Since I’m relatively new to biking, I could not comment on how far biking feasibility in Manila has come. Barring few red light beating nincompoops, agitated motorcyclist, and the ever greedy bike lane-hogging vehicles (ehem Jeepneys), and the aforementioned rumble strips, I can definitely say biking to work is not that bad.


My Life Behind Bars:

At Php28,995 on Xiaomi Stores (Yes their pamphlet said Php26, 995) this is not in the range of ‘affordable’ for average consumers as there are folding bikes a quarter the price of QiCycle. This does not include all other things you MUST buy when biking like elbow pads, knee pads, helmet, bike lock, mask, etc. Honestly, I bought the QiCycle because I want an alternative to commuting on coding days. I did not want to buy a motorcycle as it is much more expensive and I am not allowed to use it, updating Driver’s License is additional hassle.

Initially, cycling 15km  daily is something I thought I won’t be able to do. But the motor assist of the QiCycle has made it drastically easier, dare I say enjoyable? If this wasn’t motorized, I would have ningas-kugoned the crap out of this bike and just use this two times and fed it to dust, but I have used it every day for two weeks now.

If I defer to commute as opposed to driving, it takes me 3 rides each costing about Php8. So commuting costs me roughly Php48/day. QiCycle plus the surplus add-ons I bought roughly cost me about Php33k. I must use the bike 690 times to and from work to break even. But with the time I save from not being stuck in traffic, switching vehicles and falling in line, I would say this is definitely worth it.

There are dangers in riding bicycle that you definitely have to watch out for, but with keen sense in safety and some common sense, The Xiaomi QiCycle is a wheelie-good choice for an alternative to commuting, beating traffic and saving some few gas Phps.




Anniversary with Nikia



A year and a third ago, I wrote a piece about my past relationships.

Fast forward to today. Anniversary na namin ni Nikia. One Year na kami. Sure may ups and down pero ewan. I feel better here. Am I happy? Verging on yes, and at the very least content ako. I may not be as happy as I was with Ana. Pero in terms of growth and development, mas madami ako natututunan kay Nikia. And the perks. First, may free parking kina Nikia eh. Sure meron din naman kina Ana and Natalee, pero ang mahal ng parking pag pupunta ako sa kanila. P200 per day halos.

Pangalawa, alagang alaga ni Nikia pamilya ko. Being panganay, malaking tulong yung alaga ni Nikia sa parents ko pati mga kapatid ko. Mula ng naging kami ni Nikia, alaga agad buong pamilya ko. Hindi tulad ng iba na 6 months bago nila alagaan family mo.

Most importantly, bago kami magkita ni Nikia sa pang araw araw, hindi na ako umiiyak tulad kay Natalee noon. Dati bago ko imeet si Natalee, nasa kotse lang ako umiiyak. Nalulungkot, nasusuka. Sa iba sige kaartehan lang ito. Pero iba ang pain tolerance ko sa inyo. Hindi ako umiinom ng Soft drinks dahil nasasaktan/ayoko sa fizz, I am a weak dependent man. Kung kaya mong tiyagain ang isang toxic relationship, aba edi ikaw na. Hindi naman porket susuko ka ibig sabihin loser ka na or typical millenial ka na. At hindi rin porket nag sstay ka ibig sabihin loyal ka, minsan katangahan na yan. I left Natalee kasi personally natotoxican ako sa kanya, yung lahat ng mali mo pinupuna. And pinupuna in a way na ang pakiramdam mo ang bobo bobo mo. May nararamdamandin naman ako anxiety paminsan minsan kay Nikia minsan pero alam mo yun, I have friends who help me overcome the challenges. Not once ako sinabihan ni Nikia na ‘in a way I was expecting more kasi Dean’s Lister ka‘ who brings up stuff from a decade ago. Isang instance na nangyari with Natalee noon. May issue kasi ako noon tapos friend lang ni Natalee may alam ng sagot. So tinanong ko via Skype. Aba nagalit ba naman si Natalee sakin noon kasi daw bakit ko daw skinype pa eh nasa kabilang side lang naman daw yung friend niya. Natalee spouts efficiency pero pag may QQ ka, bawal skype dapat daw puntahan mo sa area ng friend niya para daw mag mingle. Hahahaha umay. OO NA MAARTE NA AKO.

Isa pa was nag kita kami nang weekend sa bahay niya with friends nood daw ng movie. Kahit ayoko sumama parin ako. Tapos nung tapos na movie ayun nag paalam na ako.

Aba nung monday pinagalitan ako bakit daw ako umuwi agad after ng movie dapat daw sabay sabay uuwi lahat as a team. Humaygaaadddd. OO NA MAARTE NA AKO.

Nagkasakit kasi ako non na ospital pa, and I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Dahil sa toxicity ni Natalee nagka Anxiety ako. What. Ayun after that I decided na bumitaw. Na I don’t deserve this.

A few days after that, ayun. I helped around the house. I helped myself. May pag gym pa ako. I called a friend and asked for help.

True enough ayun, nireto niya ako kay Nikia. Iba si company 😉 si Nikia. Hindi ganon yung nakasanayan ko over the previous 4 years pero ayun nga gusto ko mag reboot ng relationship.

After ilang months ng ligawan, naka ilang follow up din ako sa kanya hihihi. Naging kami ni Nikia.

Kay Nikia, a year into the relationship, ilang weeks na ata ako nag momovie ng weekend pero ok lang. I honestly don’t mind na makita siya kahit weekend (for now anyway). Kahit na 9amto6pm magkasama na kami ni Nikia araw araw. Ok lang kahit minsan umabot ako 7pm kasama siya or ayun nga kahit short notice na kelangan daw manood movie ng weekend ok lang. One year with her hindi pako na oospital. Sure nagkakasakit ako madalas (insert realistic cough here), pero lagnat lang yun. Mabuti na pakiramdam ko ulit after rest HAHAHA

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Intro to Audiophilia feat. Cayin N5 Mark 2

Disclaimer: I’m not well versed at reviewing Audiophile Gears as this is only my third DAP. What this is is my story entering the world of better music.

I recently bought a Fiio X7 Mark 1 from Lazada. At the time, I thought it was a steal at Php17,000.

The moment I unboxed it, I can’t stop grinning. I want my gadgets and things big and obnoxious, and Fiio X7 delivers on both. It was big, heavy and screams luxurious unnecessity. While it is no match for the sheer obnoxity of Sony WM1Z (My dream DAP), X7 is still a joy to hold and look at. Sadly, I had to return it as it had flickering display which was unbearable.

Fast forward to yesterday, Jan 15, 2018. I finally got my full refund (there was no replacement available), it was not mad but kind of disappointed that my DAP journey seemingly came to a fast end.
Enter Cayin N5I. I am a very impulsive person so I chatted Sir Jonjon Manlapaz of Urban Audiophile. This is the second time that I bought from him and I should be honest, both times, I was INITIALLY unenthused. INITIALLY

First was KZ ZS6. This was my first hook style IEMs so putting it on for the first few times was annoying as hell as I can’t seem to put it right. Months after, I never leave home without it.

I bought Cayin N5II from him yesterday. Our conversation was basically

Norman: Sir may N5II kayo with free TFZ?
JJM: Iba na freebies niya VJJB/ZST/ZS3
Norman: Sige VJJB nalang (This was what I wanted anyway,), pwede kayo BPI Transfer no?
JJM: Yes sir
Norman: Sige transfer nako
JJM: Prepare ko na.

Boom by exactly 5pm, my items were here.

The moment I turned I unboxed it, I did not get the same thrill as when I got X7. Contrary to X7, N5ii is small and low key. It just isn’t as feel the same.
As I powered it on, I was even more disappointed by the Shitty Android UI implemented. I have been an Android fan ever since and I’ve used tons of phones with different skins, to brand this as one of the worst is very alarming.

Powering on through initial disappointments, I loaded up some songs from my Laptop.
I chose the music I would play first carefully. And this is where everything took a 360. The first time I played something on X7 I was unimpressed to say the least. There was no oomph. There was no immediate discernable difference versus my OnePlus5. I spent Php17,000 on a device I sure as hell am expecting something different. I had to specifically look for the difference (Should it be hear?)

When I fired up In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly. Damn. Amazing. The sound stage alone was ways above Op5. I am used to reading ‘vocals are clear’, ‘details are crisp’ etc. I did not understand and hear them but Cayin N5ii blew my expectations out of the water. Instruments feel much more detailed, vocals are much clearer and there is immediate discernable difference from my Op5.

As I played more songs (ie If You’re Not the One), you can appreciate those juicy guitar strums on your left earbud. I was so impressed I stayed 20 more minutes at work because I wanted to hear more. It was just that good.

I’ll continue using these moving forward. But case in point. At Php 19,800, this is an amazing DAP and the VJJB N1 was a terrific Icing on the cake.

Thanks to Sir Jonjon Manlapaz for the hassle-free service.

Starting Over Again

I have always fancied writing. As everything in my life is though, I am a failure as one. But today, I abscond the English language and express (mostly) in to my native tongue as I feel it better expresses how I feel. Una sa lahat. An adage from our country. Bato bato sa langit tamaan huwag magalit. Ito ay isang kwento tungkol sa aking mga relasyong pag-ibig.


Hindi ako gwapo/talentado/matalino. The latter, I am average at best. Single ako ngayon and I have been for quite some time now pero masaya ako. Wala lang, gusto ko lang magsulat. Haha. Ako din kasi nameet ko na si ‘The One’ pero binalewala ko. Thinking na I could have someone better. Three relationships later. Wala kulelat. Ngayon masayang masaya na siya, ang laki nang Pinagbago niya, pero ako ito. Nasa bahay ng magulang kasama ang Pomeranian kong si Tyra pati si Zelda.


Nagsimula ang lahat ng paunlakan ni Hope ang aking imbitasyon. Mejo anxious pa ako sa initial date namin noon kasi first ko siya eh. Wala akong ka alam alam sa mundo ng pakikipagrelation, Pero confident ako, amidst my minor anxiety, I knew I did well sa first date natin. Sinagot mo ako after ilang dates pa and dun nag start lahat. Masaya ako noon kasi ang dami kong natutunan kay Hope. Looking back, I wish I could have done more nung first months natin kasi during the latter part of our relationship, na realize ko how much easier everything could have been. Marami akong ‘Ahhh ganon pala yon’ moments na sana alam ko noon. After a year, ayan dun ko na feel na nag pprogress tayo kasi doon ko naramdaman yung trust mo sa akin. I valued the trust you gave me and I was sure to make the most of it and make you feel na tama ang desisyon mo sa akin. Life was great until nagging greedy ako. Fast forward to another year, mejo na disappoint ako kasi mukhang ko wala tayong future, I knew I was doing good but what you showed me was not enough. I wanted more for the future and eventually, nag break tayo at naghanap ako ng iba. Ang yabang ko kasi. Akala ko pogi ako tapos hindi pala.


At this particular moment in time medyo nag reregret ako na nag break tayo pero I know tama yung decision ko.


Ako yung lalakeng ayaw mabakante. Gusto ko lagi may ka relationship ako. Nag ti-Tinder ako non araw araw. Kaya nung nag match si Stella, I aggressively pursued her until sagutin niya ako, without making any extra effort to know her. As much as I initially liked her. Wala ehhh. Nabulag lang ako sa kagandahan. Tas wala naman pala. Sobrang saglit lang ng relationship namin. Breezy boy/girl relationship. Nung na realize ko kasi na wala tayong future at uncomfortable lang tayo sa setup natin sa isat isa ayun nakipagbreak nanaman ako kasi nga sobrang gwapo ko.


After the breakup with Stella. Ayan I resolved to be Happy. Di ko na inisip future ko. What I wanted was to be in a stable relationship na masaya ako at comfortable ako sa setup. At sa di sinasadyang pagkakataon, na para bang ika’y nilalaro ng panahon. Dumating siya buhay ko. Si Ana. Unexpected yun. How did you know ang peg. Naglalakad lang ako sa mall noon. Window shopping ganern. Tas nabangga kita. Dun kita nakilala. I shouldn’t be even in that mall kasi di naman talaga ako mall person pero ayun. Nag meet tayo. We really hit it off. Unang date natin, sabi mo not looking for relationship ka (I’m probably going to get feminist triggered here), pero pinursue parin kita. Alam kong may something special satin. Hindi na ako nag paalam manligaw, instead, I just showed you what kind of person I am. And when I felt the time was right, ayun, tinanong kita mala typical Pinoy show ang peg ‘Ano ba tayo?’ Nag blush siya and I told her how I felt. Thank God mutual yung feeling and it was amazing. Nung unang araw na naging tayo grabe na excite ako kasi I felt that it was Hope all over again but much better. I had lunch with you and your friends the first day and we really hit it off as well. Nagulat din ako kasi halos lahat ng friends mo is may kamukha mula sa life ko. Pinsan, schoolmate, workmate. Halos lahat may kamukha. Wannabe ng Spice Girls ang peg. Ka click ko friends mo. I was so happy. I felt I belonged. Na excite ako sa buhay ko and it resulted in me wanting to be better. First thing was to be healthier. Anainspired me to be better and I did. I got complacent sa sarili ko but Ana made me look at myself. She motivated and pushed me further so far as to losing almost 15lbs. It was such a mutual and loving relationship that I planned to be with her forever. Until she decided na ayaw na niya sakin. Like an RKO outta nowhere. Nakatanggap ako ng liham mula sa kanya noon. Sinabi niya na ayaw na niya amd it was devastating. Parang fatality ng mortal kombat na kinuha yung puso ko tas winasak.


I tried to talk to her. To her parents. To her friends. I wanted to know why. She did give me a reason. Gusto niya mag migrate and ayaw nya LDR. Better to leave me now than later pa. And it hurt like hell. Sobrang sakit but what can I do. I tried everything humanely possible to no avail I even created a short movie on how much she meant to me but wala na talaga. Before I let her go, I sent her a long goodbye email. Something I never did with my past relationships. It was a letter to thank her for everything she has done for me.


I was in a rough spot then. Ehh pag nanjan ako, Breezy mode activate yan kinokontak ko lahat ng babae sa phonebook ko, siyempre nag Tinder din pero ika nga ni Peter Griffin You could find someone else but this seems a little easier coz you already have her number. Ha ha ha. After I hundreds of texts I got a reply from Natalee. Si Natalee ay isang babaeng nameet ko bago si Stella. Rineto siya sakin ni Jenna noon. Ok sana yung dates namin pero Natalee decided to pick someone else that time pero nag break din sila. Now that Natalee was single I made moves. Since ok ung previous dates namin noon, it just felt like a continuation like Victoria and Ted from How I Met Your Mother. And since Jenna approved naman why not coconut mode si acoe.


Sinagot niya ako agad sobrang bilis. Pero damn. Kung anong bilis ng ligaw stage ganon ding bilis ng pagbagsak. This is a case na both parties mali. Diko alam expectations niya sakin. Di ko alam setup na gusto niya. Di niya sinabi. Diko inalam. And everything went wrong the very first day. First date namin after niya ako sagutin damn she was late and when she arrived it felt like forever. Mejo napagod ako. And unlike Abilgail and Hope, hell even Stella, Natalee was the worst first date. Alam mo ung first date palang malalaman mo na kung jive or hindi? Hindi ko naramdaman yun kay Natalee. Kay Stella naramdaman ko pa na pwede eh pero waley kay Natalee. Things started to falter further when she started nagging me. Ayoko pa naman ng ganon. Yung putang inang lahat pinupuna. Yung laruan ko sa kotse. Yung cellphone na gusto kong bilin. Yung flavor ng MilkTea na gusto ko, pati ba naman brand ng T-shirt ko pinapakialaman. Lagi nalang may deregatory side comment. Damn. I know na concerned lang siya sa akin pero grabe naman kasi ung nag factor nya. Worst was naalala ko noon. Ang work mo was 1 tricycle away and we are living like 15kms from each other, mas malayo pa yung work ko. For one month noon, araw araw kang nag pahatid sundo. Holy shit.  I’m sounding like a complainer here and I probably am. Gets ko naman if you need me to fetch you. Pero araw araw? Seryoso? Uwian mo pa 5pm tas 1 trike away lang  Papag travelin moko ng 20+km to drive you 2km from work to home?? Expect mo kasi mag Cavalier through ako kasi fan ako ni Lebron?? The hell. Dagdag mo pa yung constant nagging mo when I get late. Yung naghahanap nalang talaga ng rason mapagalitan lang ako.


Eventually hindi ko na kinaya yung halos daily na pag nag sakin ni Natalee. Yung mag eeffort ka na puntahan siya tapos papagalitan lang ako. Natalee drained me of my joy.  I know its bad to compare but you have to understand its inhumane to be verbally abused disguised as concern for every single day. Natakot at napagod ako sa kanya. Everyday I wake up, hoping today will be different. Today, I will show her how much I love her pero diko magawa kasi kahit anong gawin ko yung mali ko lagi nyang pinupuna. I can’t remember what it was but there was a straw that broke the camels back. I ultimately decided na ayoko na. Na I don’t deserve to be treated like this. Naiyak ako not because nag break kami but how everything with Natalee turned out. Worse was alam mo kung gano ako nasaktan kay Abilgail. Alam mo ung pinagdaanan at hinanakit ko kasi first date natin nung ligaw stage sinabi ko na sayo shortcomings ko sinabi ko sayo hangganan ko. But binalewala mo lahat. Alam mong I was feeling down and I was hoping you to be source of inspiration to move forward pero hindi ehh pinaramdam mo sakin na pangit, untalented, at bobo ako. And no one deserves to be in a toxic relationship like this. I tried to tell you how I felt everytime you berated me but did you listen? No. You continued your concern-disguised nagging and I just to quote kidz these days ‘I kennat’. I know lots of people have it worse than me pero sila yun. If they can power through the worst of relationships, aba good for them. I’m not built as strong but I don’t think that makes me less of a person if I decided to give up.


Natalee made me re-evaluate. Sobrang trauma ko sa kanya naisip ko… Baka naman kasi di naman pala talaga babae para sakin sa isang relationship. Baka iba para sakin. Ganon kalala ang relationship namin that I had to think of this. I have been single for quite some time now but I continue to search for my true love. Baka ngayon, for me to find the right relationship, kelangan ko mag Starting Over Again. I know na malapit na siya. Onting intay nalang… And once I do I intend to be a better person for her or him kung di talaga ako straight. Hahahaha


Sa ngayon maraming salamat Hope, Stella, Ana and Natalee. I know our paths will never cross again but I will never forget you for molding me to who I am today. An overweight, average, not Philippine parlanced attractive person.


Kung may marereto kayo sakin na relationship, sabihin niyo lang. Single ako. Handa akong magsimula ulit sa umpisa. Hence Starting Over Again.HAHAHAHA

Chasing Wonder Woman

Chasing Wonder Woman

A Quick Disclaimer. This is not a Review. Rather than my journey in Chasing Wonder Woman.

June 01, 2017


A day removed from a pretty forgettable yesterday. I had something to look forward to. I aim to bounce back from yesterday’s mishaps and had Wonder Woman to watch.

The morning started great. I beat my 5:15AM alarm and I have 15 minutes to spare. It always feels great to wake up with a full sleep. I quickly browsed the web for High Street’s Wonder Woman schedule, but alas. None were available yet.

I proceeded to ready myself to work and was done by 5:30am. I picked up an Uber, and my bill was P20 lower than the estimate. The day was starting great.


I casually walked to High Street to buy myself a ticket. There were two choices, a 4pm P300 showing or a 4:20pm P500 3D/4DX. I went with the latter to give myself leeway. On the way back, I met a lady heading to my building and as uncomfortable I am with elevator talk, it was nice talking to her.


Workhours ended. Though not without some errors, I felt much better ending the day.

As I rode the elevator down, and the door closes, I realized I forgot to do something. I forgot to Time-out!

The wait going down and up and down again was terrible and it was already 4:15 by the time I was back down.


I was in my jeans when I started to run to High Street. As my earlier walk took me 10mins, I knew I was screwed.


I wanted to have bought drinks before going in the cinema, but the queue at Happy Lemon was insane. Seven cups more. I decided to forego the drink and rush to my seat.

Fortunately, if there’s one thing I can count on Filipinos, it is tardiness. Nico Antonio’s piracy in jail thing had just started so I know I had minutes to spare.


Was it worth it? Hell yeah it was! Wonder Woman is indubitably the best DC movie in this Universe, maybe even all of DC? I can only think of Dark Knight as an equal, yeah I went there! What made this movie seem perfect to me was the amazing story telling. It does not rely on OMG Look Look type of moments, rather, it relies on telling a good story all throughout.

Growing up , I had a tendency to root for the heels (bad guys), though this movie did not have a bad bad guy (Remus Lupin was fantastic BT Dubs), I rooted for Wonder Woman to beat him, and it was such a refreshing change (For me, at least).

It was such a feel good movie, I decided to jog/walk home rather than commute.

For all Superhero fans out there, this is a movie not to be missed. Hell, I’m even confident enough to say that this movie will be enjoyed by even non superhero fans.