Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Good Night

People cry not because the relationship has ended. It’s because the love is still there even if it is over.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Move on na girl

“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Philippines at risk of ‘full-blown’ HIV epidemic

For decades, the Philippines had dodged the global AIDS crisis. Things have changed, however. There is now a full-blown AIDS crisis in the country, as seen in the growing statistics.
According to the latest data from the Philippine Department of Health’s Epidemiology Bureau, the number of individuals with HIV newly diagnosed per day rose to 22 last year, from just one in 2008, four in 2010, nine in 2012 and 17 in 2014. 
In just one month in 2015 (July), there were 682 new cases registered, 17 per cent more than the same month the previous year. Ninety-four per cent of them were male and the average age was 27. Half of the individuals diagnosed as HIV positive belong to the 25-to-34 year age group, while 30 per cent were youth aged 15 to 24.
In terms of modes of transmission, the most common was sexual contact (663 cases), and 86 per cent of the sexually transmitted cases were among males who have sex with males. The other modes of transmission were needle sharing among drug users (17 cases) and mother-to-child transmission (two cases). 
Tracing its beginnings in the Philippines, HIV infection in the country was first reported in 1984. Between January 1984 and July 2015, a total of 27,138 cases were reported, with 
the most dramatic increase in the number of cases happening in the past five years, according to the same government data. Eighty-four per cent (or 22,714) of the 27,138 diagnosed cases have been reported since January 2010.
In the early years of the epidemic, from 1984 to 1990, 62 per cent (133 of 216 cases) were female. However, from 1991, more males were reported to be infected with HIV.
Between 2010 and 2015, males comprised 95 per cent (21,601) of the reported 22,714 cases.
As the years have progressed, individuals diagnosed HIV positive have increasingly come from the younger generation. 
‘The age group with the biggest proportion of cases has become younger: from 2000 to 2004, it was 30 to 39 years; from 2005 to 2009, it was 25 to 34 years; and from 2010 to 2015, it was 20 to 29 years. Notably, the proportion of People Living with HIV in the 15-to-24 age group increased from 20 per cent in 2005-09 to 28 per cent in 2010-15,’ the latest Health Department report said. 
Dr Joven Cuanang, neurologist and chair of a private hospital in the Philippines, said that because of the growing incidence of HIV in the Philippines, the medical community feels the urgent need to raise the public’s awareness of the issue, adding that ‘It’s already an epidemic.’
Cuanang explained that in his hospital, St Luke’s Quezon City, the top three neurologic complications of HIV are infections of the central nervous system, malignancies and lymphomas. Other HIV-related complications on the rise include dementia, viral infections and neuropathies.
According to Cuanang, healthcare workers are becoming more and more aware of the problem and he stresses that most cases of HIV/AIDs are preventable by good health education.
Against this backdrop of a growing health crisis, the Philippine Congress recently eliminated contraceptive funding in the 2016 national budget. This cuts vital support for lower-income Filipinos who rely on state-provided contraceptive services for protection from sexually transmitted diseases and for safe birth-spacing and family planning. 
According to a report published in 2013, up to 50 per cent of pregnancies in the Philippines are unintended, largely due to lack of availability of modern contraceptive services, especially among the poorer segments of society. 
‘The budget cut threatens to roll back hard-fought gains in maternal health and reductions in infant mortality over the past decade made possible by government-subsidized or free contraceptive services,’ Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a commentary, adding that it also risks exacerbating the country’s HIV crisis.
The United Nations Population Fund has also criticized the congressional action as a threat to ‘the basic human right to health as well as the right to reproductive choices’. 
According to the UN, the Philippines is ‘one of only a handful of countries at risk of a full-blown AIDSepidemic.’  
As things stand, the Philippines is indeed facing an AIDS crisis. Authorities must do more by raising awareness, improving public education on the issue and, at the risk of earning the ire of the Catholic Church, keep on distributing free condoms, especially to the poor.

From: https://newint.org/blog/majority/2016/02/05/philippines-hiv-epidemic/

Ichiba Japanese Market

There is seriously a lot of shouting that goes on in this place, like a lot. 

The ambiance is one of the best things about this place that is as long as they decide to stay in place and not attack the people eating. There was a lot of thought put into the decor, the furniture to create the illusion that you're in Japan.
Now let's pretend I didn't wait an hour and a half to get in and start my review from the time I sat down at my table. The guy waiting on us (Rambo) was very good, he knew his way around the menu and was a nice guy to chat with. We got our orders out of the way and things started to go downhill from there.

Our takoyaki arrived first and it was pretty well executed. Not much to talk about with takoyaki anyway so I'll now move on. Our gyoza and salmon sashimi arrived soon after. The gyoza was slightly overstuffed with filling and the fried side was crispy as expected and it was overall a good representation of what gyoza should be. The salmon sashimi was fresh and was pretty good and is actually comparable to some of the pricier salmon sashimi I've had. We also got the Ichiba Roll which is basically fried tempura roll topped with kani. Not really the most original of recipes and it was as spectacular as it was original.

What was spectacular though was that a pretty large piece of cintra board made its way onto our table. That's right a large board came undone and fell right on our table, hitting our heads and breaking glasses in the process. Thankfully no one was hurt and their management promptly offered their apologies and gave us more food (on the house). Still the fact that I have to worry about stuff like that while eating isn't a good sign. Also the board that fell down on us added to the shouting.

Moving on to other things. The best thing I had was one of the beef yakitori that we had. I unfortunately forgot the name of it but it was bursting with flavour and was cooked well. Though if I really think about it considering it took them over half an hour to get it to my table it better be that good.

The most remarkable thing about Ichiba is how much waiting you have to do. They even have a photo booth area to help fight off your boredom. From getting a table to actually getting service, to getting your food to arrive all at the same. Other than their well trained staff and the ambiance (which may or may not be a plus depending on how well their adhesive holds) there really isn't any reason to visit them. I came here with pretty high hopes and just like that cintra board it all came crashing down.

How to Make a Great Gay Relationship

Often when men start dating they have an idea of who is mister right. Even when looking for mister right now, this can involve a degree of romanticism or fantasy. The idea of meeting a police officer, doctor, or even a bad boy can be a big draw for some. Yet, that probably has little to do with who will make a great match for you.
In any relationship, who we are compatible has as much to do with ourselves as it does the other person. So the first step in a great gay relationship is knowing who we are.
Gay dating can be more about getting to know who we are as it can be about knowing the types of guys we're a good match for. 
In typical pop media, they love putting men in boxes, jocks, twinks, bears etc. The stereotypes we might project onto the community can be an enormous wall to getting to know each other. Rarely would we accept these stereotypes put on us. The multitude of personalities that can be found of gay men are as varied as our imagination. Issues around race and agism can be equally challenging, and a lot of dating advice varies.
One of the best places to meet people is on the web.  Online Dating offers you a chance to chat with guys and know if they have any common interests with you.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Revel Night

Saturday Night Highlights!

Memorable night for some friends na kasama ko at nakatanggap ng biyaya mula sa pinaghirapan ng malala.... hahah cheret lang. well super saya lang daming boys and lasing yung iba... hahahaha 

So happy! Wala lang im just happy, bawal ba? 

with my kumare na 8pm pa lang dinaanan na ako (TitasofMNL)

The Brewery

now with The Late Jonathan (8pm diba anong oras na)

with my bff Ethel

Anak ni General, Anak ni Marcos at Anak ng Dyosa

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

32 Signs You’re Dating A Keeper

1. You don’t have to wait three or more hours for a response for a simple text every time you send one.

2. They aren’t embarrassed or put out by introducing you to their friends/including you sometimes in their outings.

3. They are willing to give, or at least share, the last slice of pizza.

4. You are not afraid to be yourself around them — your strange humor, your occasionally awkward mannerisms, your interests in things that other people might consider a waste of time.

5. Even if what you like might not be their favorite thing, they are always willing to give things a try if they are important to you.

6. They don’t fill your Facebook wall with inappropriate “OMG baby it’s been almost a week! Miss u so much!”-esque posts, because no one deserves to have to look at that.

7. They respect not only you, but the people you love in your life — if they are super sweet to you but constantly ragging on your parents/friends, you need to cut them loose.

8. You are both able to communicate honestly with each other about your feelings and needs in the relationship without feeling like it’s going to turn into a horrible fight.

9. They are a firm, enthusiastic believer in cunnilingus.

10. You never feel as though they are slumming it or doing a favor by being with you.

11. They surprise you — and not just with random gifts of flowers or chocolate. They are evolving into a better person from being with you (just as you are with them).

12. You don’t have to have some extravagant night in an expensive restaurant in order to both enjoy the evening and feel appreciated.

13. There is never a question as to how they actually feel about you.

14. Sex isn’t used as a placeholder for other emotions that might not be there, or not be there in high enough quantities.

15. They are just as capable of having a ridiculous night in, eating junk food and watching crappy TV, as they are of shining up and attending an important event.

16. Your mom likes them.

17. You are capable of both doing your own thing from time to time without the other becoming irrationally jealous, suspicious, or angry.

18. There is never any doubt that they are thinking of you, that they consider your feelings, and that you are important to their life.

19. You both have generally similar visions of the future, and what you want out of life. (You don’t want there to come a moment where things can go no further because, say, one absolutely wants children and the other absolutely doesn’t.)

20. If you suffer a moment of weakness or need help with something, they are eager to support you and not shame you for being incapable of handling it on your own.

21. If they’re straight, they don’t say f*g, and if they’re white, they don’t say the n-word. (Any keeper needs basic home training.)

22. They don’t make fun of your taste in music/pop culture/entertainment. (Well, a little teasing is fine, but they shouldn’t be seriously judging you over it.)

23. They encourage and support you in pursuing your dreams in life.

24. You feel welcome and comfortable around their family — even if no future in-laws are perfect.

25. There aren’t any secrets between the two of you, or things about yourselves which you feel you need to seriously hide from one another.

26. They are proud of you.

27. There is no pressure for either of you to adhere to strict, completely outdated gender roles — or a feeling that, if you don’t, the other isn’t attracted to you anymore.

28. Your friends enjoy being around them, and generally think that they are a cool person who is good for you.

29. They make you laugh, laugh so hard you can’t breathe, laugh so much that you don’t care if you’re doing your “ugly, weird, cackly/snorty laugh.” (And they love your laugh.)

30. You are capable of having thoughtful, intelligent discussions about subjects that — even if you don’t necessarily agree on the topic at hand — teach both of you something and remain respectful.

31. You feel fully comfortable around them naked, in bright afternoon light.

32. You reciprocate all of these things for them, and are excited at the prospect of being a better, smarter, more caring person because of the healthy way in which you love one another.

Emma Watson's Met Gala Appearance Proves She's Actually Magical in Real Life

Emma Watson looked stunning when she hit the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday night. The actress rocked a multiple-piece dress while posing for photos on her own as well as with pals Margot Robbie and Lupita Nyong'o. Her gorgeous

Feast Your Eyes on All the Handsome Celebrity Guys at the Met Gala

The Met Gala blazed into NYC on Monday night, yielding scores and scores of dazzling arrivals, including the fierce and metallic Taylor Swift. Despite the fact that we were glued to the screen admiring the eclectic selection of dresses, we couldn't help

Beyoncé Shows Up Solo to the Met Gala in an "Easy" Latex Gown

Beyoncé gave us a glimpse of her Met Gala look via Instagram on Monday night before arriving at the main event, putting her curves on display in a latex-like Givenchy gown. The singer, who paused from her Formation World Tour to pop up in the Big Apple, shared a social media snap of herself in that secretive space she's been known to take photos and, much like last year, let us know that she was planning to hit the red carpet and gave us some time to get ourselves in formation. While walking the famous staircase and speaking to reporters, Beyoncé said of her dress, "It's actually a lot easier than last year." Whatever you say, queen! Keep reading to see Beyoncé's solo outing at this year's Met Gala.

Monday, May 2, 2016


The place itself is not overly extravagant but Nathaniel's Bakeshop makes some pretty darn good noodle soups! For me, the best was the Lomi. The broth was silky like a great Japanese Ramen but full of flavor. It comes with huge chunks of pork that still have the fatty goodness on them. The noodle soups here are perfect for the price and great on a cool or cold day. Noodle soups come out hot, so be careful not to burn yourself.

The siomai, almost as good as the Lomi (heck, maybe even better). The skins are thinner than I'm used to. Grab some of the garlic dipping sauce, a little chili oil, and have yourself a fantastic Php55-meal. There's really not much else to say about this place. Definitely come check it out and eat some noodles here, or take it to-go, if you're ever around the area.

Leadership Menu


Fitness Buddy Flo at Pinecrest Newport 

These habits are tailored to help you maintain a flat belly, avoid or reduce belly fat fast. On a daily basis, the following should be used

1.       Green tea
5 cups of green tea daily work wonders because green tea contains catechins that help to release fat from fat cells. Avoid too much coffee because it actually does the total opposite.

2.       Piperine
Paper should be added to your meals daily because it helps to reduce inflammation, which in turn helps decrease body fat and waist size

3.       Coconut oil
This should substitute the popular cooking oil and animal fat because it contains a unique and immensely important medium chain triglycerides. This makes it have a higher chance of being burn as energy than stored. It is also proved that coconut oil doesn’t raise cholesterol level.

4.       Dark chocolate
Moderate amounts of dark chocolate reduce waist size. This is because it contains flavonoids that have an important anti-inflammatory properties. Make sure that it has at least 70% cacao

5.       Drink plenty of water
Water hydrates the whole body and also helps greatly in body cleansing. This means that detoxification is effected with helps to increase metabolic rate, which in turn also helps in the breakdown of fat.

6.       Get enough sleep
Eight hours of sleep are doctor recommended for a normal adult. Hormonal production, metabolism and nervous functioning are crippled by not getting enough sleep. This means that metabolism of fat cells will be impaired and hence accumulate

7.       Eat the right way
As it has been said for all fat related problems, diet is the leading cause of excess and unwanted fat in the body. Junk and food with high amount of calories should be greatly avoided. Food rich in fibre and lean protein is rather recommended.

8.       Relax
Avoid stress because it causes the secretion of the hormone cortisol which causes a build-up of fat in the belly

9.       Include cardio
This is should be done on a daily basis. It includes swimming, running, walking etc. these exercises are known for burning calories all over the body. Highly recommended.

10.   Befriend fruit

For example grape fruit, fruits help greatly in improvement of body metabolism. You should have fruits 15 minutes before any major meal of the day (lunch, breakfast, or supper). And avoid snacks whose calorie content is not between 100 and 250 calories

Haters and Critics: How to Deal with People Judging You and Your Work

It doesn’t matter how you choose to live your life — whether you build a business or work a corporate job; have children or choose not to have children; travel the world or live in the same town all of your life; go to the gym 5 times a week or sit on the couch every night — whatever you do, someone will judge you for it.
For one reason or another, someone will find a reason to project their insecurities, their negativity, and their fears onto you and your life, and you’ll have to deal with it.
With that in mind, let’s talk about being judged and criticized. And just for fun, I’ll share some of the most hateful comments I’ve received on my articles. And more importantly, the strategies I use to deal with them.
Here’s what I’ve learned about dealing with the people who judge you, your work, and your goals.

The Biggest Critic in Your Life

It’s easier to complain about the outside critics, but the biggest critic in your life usually lives between your own two ears. Working up the courage to move past your own vulnerability and uncertainty is often the greatest challenge you’ll face on the way to achieving your goals.
When I started my first business, it wasn’t the criticism from outsiders that held me back. It was my own mind worrying that people would think I was a loser because I skipped getting a “real job” to “start some website.” I didn’t tell most of my friends about what I was doing for almost a year because I was so worried about what they would think about it.
When I started writing, it wasn’t the hurtful comments from readers that prevented me from getting started. It was my own fears about what they would think if I wrote about the things I cared about. I wrote my ideas in a private document for a year before I worked up the courage to start sharing them publicly.
Those are just two examples of the types of internal fears and criticism that so often prevent us from getting started on our goals. It can take a lifetime to learn that just because people criticize you doesn’t mean they really care about your choice to do something different. Usually, the haters simply criticize and move on. And that means that you can safely ignore them and continue doing your thing.
But that is easier said than done because we all like to be validated. Some people like it more than others, but everyone wants to be respected and appreciated to some degree. I certainly do. I know that whenever I choose to take a risk and share my work with the world, I wonder about what my friends will think, what my family will think, and how the people around me will see me because of that choice. Will this help my reputation? Will this hurt my reputation? Should I even be worrying about my reputation?
Especially with writing, these questions created an internal struggle for me.
On one hand, I believed in myself and I knew that I wanted to contribute something to the world around me. But on the other hand, I was scared that people wouldn’t approve of my work and would criticize me when I started sharing the things I cared about or believed.
I’ve written previously about the challenge of putting yourself out there by saying, “You can either be judged because you created something or ignored because you left your greatness inside of you.”
Eventually, I decided that it was more important to contribute something to the world than it was to protect myself from criticism.

The Truth About Criticism

The truth about criticism is that it’s almost always in your head.
Here’s an example from my personal experience…
In the last 9 months, my articles have been read by more than 1.2 million people (250,000+ on my site and over 1 million on other sites that publish my work).
Of those people, about 98% of people have read a particular article and moved on with their life. About 2% of people have read an article and decided to become part of our little community by joining my free newsletter. (Thank you! It’s great to have you here!) And about 0.000008% of people have decided to be a jerk and send me a negative comment or email.
Even though the vast majority of readers were positive or neutral about my work, the critics were still heard loud and clear.
Apparently, the tendency to hold onto negative criticism is natural for most people. According to Roy Baumeister and researchers at Florida State University, we remember negative emotions much more strongly and in more vivid detail.
In a research paper titled, “Bad Is Stronger Than Good”, Baumeister summarizes academic studies that prove that we are more likely to remember negative criticism than praise. Baumeister found that even happy people tend to remember more negative events than positive ones. In fact, Baumeister and his team say that it when it comes to your brain, it takes about five positive events to make up for one negative event.
I’ll talk about a strategy for getting over this in a moment. But first, I want to share some of the criticism I’ve received recently.

Pour Me a Glass of Haterade (My Most Hateful Comments)

Each month, there is usually someone who whines about how my articles are totally worthless. For example, one reader recently left a comment saying, “I should have known better than to waste time reading this.”
Another reader so eloquently wrote, “What’s interesting here is the author firmly believes that there are millions of dumb people in this world who believe in this crap.”
At least those people commented on the actual article. Hate mail gets even better when people start ignoring your work entirely and make judgements about you as a person instead.
Earlier this month, someone said that I was clearly “someone with a job with limited travel and without a busy lifestyle. Oh, to have no responsibilities…”
Another kind gentleman just got straight to the point and said, “This author is a waste of skin.”
All of this hate for someone who writes about building better habits, being healthy, and living an adventurous life. Could you imagine if I wrote about something that was actually controversial like politics or religion?
And that brings us to the main point: it doesn’t matter what you do, there will always be someone who finds fault in it. So how do you get over it and move forward anyway? Here’s one approach that might help…

Focus on the Road, Not the Wall

Many racing experts consider Mario Andretti to be the most successful and versatile racing driver of all-time. During his career, Andretti won the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, Formula One World Championship and the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. He is one of only two drivers in history to win races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship, and NASCAR.
During an interview with SUCCESS magazine, Andretti was asked for his number one tip for success in race car driving. He said, “Don’t look at the wall. Your car goes where your eyes go.”
When young drivers are starting to race, this is one of the most critical lessons that they learn. When you’re driving at 200mph you need to focus on the road in front of you. If you look at the wall, then you’ll end up hitting it.
The same could be said for your life, your work, and dealing with critics.
Criticism and negativity from other people is like a wall. And if you focus on it, then you’ll run right into it. You’ll get blocked by negative emotions, anger, and self-doubt. Your mind will go where your attention is focused. Criticism and negativity don’t prevent you from reaching the finish line, but they can certainly distract you from it.
However, if you focus on the road in front of you and on moving forward, then you can safely speed past the walls and barriers that are nearby.
This is my preferred approach to criticism. When someone dishes out a negative comment, use that as a signal to recommit to your work and to refocus on the road ahead of you. Some people are determined to take things personally and tear down the work of others. Your life is too short to worry about pleasing those people.
Focus on the road, not the wall.

How to Respond to Haters

Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice.
—Bob Goff
In rare circumstances, you may want to respond to the people who dish criticism your way. If that’s the case, then I think Gary Vaynerchuk provides a good example of how to do it.
When Vaynerchuk published his best-selling book Crush It, he received dozens of 1-star and 2-star reviews on Amazon. Negative reviewers claimed that the book was “absolutely awful” and called it a “piece of crap with no value whatsoever.”
And this was for a book that was a best-seller!
Rather than fight back and justify his work, Gary decided to respond to many of the negative reviews with a sincere apology. For example, a reader named Frank left a 1-star review for the book in which he complained, ”How did this book ever get published?”
Vaynerchuk responded to him by saying…
Frank I am so so sorry I under delivered for you, I hope to meet u and spend 15 minutes apologizing and answering any questions u may have, I guess I needed more details in there for u, I am so sorry.
Despite using grammar from a high school text message, Vaynerchuk ended up getting Frank’s number and called him to talk things over.
After their conversation, Frank wrote a followup comment on his book review saying, “If Amazon had a people ranking system, I’d have to give Gary 5 stars. One can not help being impressed by someone who gets back to you so quickly and handles criticism so graciously.”
If you’re going to respond to your critics, then getting a response like that should be your goal. Rather than beating the haters back with insults, win them back with sincerity. Most people don’t want to be convinced that your work is wonderful, they just want to know that you care.

Where to Go From Here

I’ve said this many times before, but it bears repeating: I don’t really have anything figured out. I’m not an expert and I don’t have all the answers. I’m still learning to deal with criticism like everyone else.
But in my limited experiences, here’s what I can summarize about dealing with haters.
  1. First and foremost, don’t be the hater. Don’t be the person who tears down someone else’s hard work. The world needs more people who contribute their gifts and share their work and ideas. Working up the courage to do that can be tough. Support the people who display that courage.
  2. If you’re dealing with criticism, then don’t let the wall keep you from seeing the road. Focus on the path ahead. Another way I heard it put recently, “Ignore the boos. They usually come from the cheap seats.”
  3. If you choose to respond to the haters, then surprise them with kindness. You might just win a new fan while you’re at it.
  4. Finally, and most importantly, make the choices that are right for you. People will criticize you either way.
source: http://jamesclear.com/haters 

Team labor Day

Leadership is not about titles, positions or flow charts; it is about one life influencing another.
Labor day celebration with The Team (with Special Guest)

Labor Day Celebration with Loves

Dinner with Christian Miranda

Hot pa sa Jowa mo Beef Tapa
Spanish Pesto by Me and Garlic Rice 
ER Sisig ala Christian Miranda

Drew visited us for Labor Day Celebration 

Sesh with The Sunday Group


Cheesy Nachos con Vigan 

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