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Friday – 2 Sep 2011

Friday – 2 Sep 2011

[smartads] Cavite is province #25 of 80 and it is one of the ones that is very popular with foreigners.  It is a thriving metropolis and it has many of the western world advantages.

Cavite (Filipino: Kabite) is a province of the Philippines located on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the CALABARZON region inLuzon, just 30 kilometers south of Manila. Cavite is surrounded by Laguna to the east, Metro Manila to the northeast, and Batangasto the south. To the west lies the South China Sea.

Cavite is named as the Historical Capital of the Philippines. It is the cradle of Philippine Revolution, and the birthplace of Philippine Independence

Cavite Map

Useless Knowledge:  In June 1994, the sitcom Roseanne was condemned by the Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog, as the most biased and liberal show on TV.

Aguinaldo Shrine

1 Sep – Hits @ 0005 = 1056111 = 18009 (2 days) because I had that brown out all night the other night.

It’s right at 0802 and I’m sitting in front of the computer taking notes in here.  Only a couple of thousand hits in 8 hours, but it will be okay, I think.

Provincial Capitol

I should have my check deposited today, probably in about 5 hours.  Before I get any of it, I’m going to sit down with Lita and figure out just exactly what we need to pay first and the best way to redistribute the rest of the money.  I’m sure that by the end of the day tomorrow, we will be close to nothing again, but we will have the bills paid and there will be 2-4 bills paid off.  We will never have to worry about those again.  Plus  there are 3 bills that we got behind on that will be caught up.

Island Cove Hotel

I was sitting here watching the visitors on the blog and it went from 14 down to 3 in a matter of about 2 minutes.  I wonder if it does that often?  I also wonder if it goes from like 3 to 14 just as fast sometimes?  I guess it’s just people going to the site and, after seeing what is there, is not exactly what they were looking for, so they move on.  I know I do that when I am surfing the net.

People’s Park – Tagaytay

Well Crap!  At 10:28 I lost the Internet.  It’s anyone’s guess when/if it will come back.  I’ve got a screen I’ve never seen before too.   It’s a quick setup screen for my Prolink modem.  It’s still 1 hour before the draft, so lets see if we can get this thing back.

Okay, no problem this time.  Just a reset and it was back.  A power flux was the culprit of that last outage.

I’m going to go brush my teeth again.

Okay I’m back.  Sorry I took so long, but I also decided to shave while I was there.  I wanted to make myself guwapo (handsome), but it didn’t work.

General Trias – church

Well shi..crap!  When I got back the Internet was down again.  Thankfully it came right back up again.  My Messenger won’t come up though, something’s wrong.  Hmmm, everything else seems to be working.  Let me see if I can get into the draft room.  It’s taking a long time to load.  I’m going to restart it and see if that works.

Okay I’m in the draft room.  I’m pick #5 of 8.  That’s a pretty decent place to be picking with an 8 man league.

It turned out to be a pretty good draft, and with no computer glitches either.  Three of the 8 people didn’t show up and 2 of the other teams didn’t read the setting very well, so they were prioritizing the wrong players.
Useless Knowledge:  Before his debut on Magnum PI, Tom Selleck appeared twice on The Dating Game, but didn’t get picked either time.,_P.I.

Dancers perform during the commemoration on Philippine Independence Day – June 12th–june-12-unidentified-dancers-perform-during-the-commemoration-of-philippin.html

It’s 5:55pm now.  I just returned from downtown with Lita.  I didn’t pay as much as I wanted to, but we had to hurry back. Lita bought chicken and I bought some ice cream, so we had to get back to get those in the freezer.  I bought some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream and some Coffee Almond ice cream.  It’s a bit pricey at P140 and P130, respectively, for about a quart, but I don’t get too many things I want around here, and I wanted that.  Also while we were downtown I tried the Chicken Mami at Chow King, it was only P49, and it was pretty good.  I’d get it again.  I think I will also get the Wonton Mami next time too.  I guess those portions they have there are large enough for the average Filipino appetite, but I have an American appetite, so I’ll need more, at least 2.

Sonya Garden – Alfonso

Besides paying on those 2 bills I mentioned earlier, I also paid off 3 other bills and started payments on 2 others that were ‘almost’ late.  We have so many small bills that we should not have, but that is what we get for trying to start like 5 different businesses at the same time.  Only 2 of them are really doing any good, 1 is iffy and the other 2 are dead.  Now we have to pay the price for not waiting until we were able to pay cash for everything and get a better handle on our situation.  Big lesson learned.

Heroes Arch

I’m still going to try to get everyone drunk on Saturday night.  Don’t be surprised if there is not a post from me on Saturday night.  That would be the next post.  I will try to make up for it after, or maybe even get started on the next post early so I won’t have so much to do later.

That’s it.  That’s all I’ve got for today.  I’m sorry it was a boring day.  Tomorrow doesn’t look to be much better.  I’m sitting here feeling like the blob.

Chapel of our Lady of Guadalupe -General Trias

Useless Knowledge:  In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, some people thought comets were the eggs or sperm of planetary systems.

Salamat, Palaam

Today in Philippine History

1 September

Katipunan co-founder-turned-coward?

1896 – Pio Valenzuela y Alejandrino, a co-founder of the secret-society-turned-revolutionary-national-government Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan,  surrenders to the Spanish colonial authorities to avail of an amnesty even as Supremo Andres Bonifacio y de Castro and other Katipuneros risk their lives fighting the colonizers, armed mostly only with spears and bolos; Valenzuela was a graduating medical student before joining the KKK and becoming close friend with Bonifacio and taking part in important decisions during underground stage of the Katipunan; during the American occupation, Valenzuela will be imprisoned once more for being a radical propagandist before being co-opted by the Bald Eagle imperialists, being mademunicipal council president of Polo and later becoming a governor of Bulacan for two terms; before his death at a ripe old age in 1956, he wrote his memoirs of the Katipunan that would prove significant in providing insights into the thoughts of the first revolutionary President/Supremo Bonifacio and filling in important details of the Himagsikan, including Jose Rizal’s rejection/hesitancy, as well as advice, with regards the Philippine Revolution.

1901 – Two and one-half years into the Philippine-American War (1899-1914), oustpoken pro-Americans Trinidad Pardo de Tavera and Benito Legarda Sr., a.k.a. Filipino traitors, are appointed as members of the American colonial body euphemistically called the “Philippine Commission” [translation: United States colonial commission to help colonize the Philippines].

– Martin Ocampo publishes the anti-American daily, El Renacimiento, which would turn out to be the most influential newspaper in Manila in the early 20th century; with its first issue coming out two days later, El Renacimiento has as its editor, Rafael Palma, a journalist and lawyer who was part of the La Independencia, the successful newspaper Gen. Antono Luna established in September 1898during the Second Phase of the Philippine Revolution against Spain going into the Philippine-American War (1899-1914).

1803 – Spanish King Charles IV orders the use of the smallpox vaccine in its Southeast Asian colony, the Philippines; in three years time, the office of Small pox Vaccine would be created through another decree.


  1. I was talking to the security guards or the new mayor and they were saying that They will be constructed soon in the RFM area. This is for sure.

    • I meant to say the security of the new mayor I was talking to at the ceriaco hotel. they were giving me details of the new malls and outlet stores being built in the RFM area of calbayog.

      • Did they say when? I’m glad it’s going to be in the RFM area. That will make the Ciriaco business and any restaurant business around here thrive.

  2. do you have any update on Robinsons and Gaisano?

    • No sorry Qais. I haven’t heard a thing. Don’t worry, if I hear something, it’ll be in here.

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