Archive for November, 2007

Merry Xmas to the people at the NBI

Posted in others, views with tags , on November 26, 2007 by rebelhunt

Well, it’s that time of the year again when all of us start with our Christmas list, thinking of what to buy for who. Indeed, Xmas is in the air, everyone is practically into it including our favorite government department, the NBI. Our company and the NBI have had quite a history together, coz’ whenever the NBI needs the budget, they come here and raid our office for no apparent reason.

Just last Friday, Nov 23, 2007 we had another unexpected visit from our friends. The procedure was the usual, them coming in here and telling us not to turn our PC’s off and to quietly step out of our workstations. As usual they were being their brash, “tough man” image, thinking that they could intimidate us. Newsflash for all you @$$holes in the NBI, that style only works in the movies, and you’re  just making your lower than scum image even worse.

Now, I’m not really sure if they had a warrant with them at that time, but come on now they really didn’t have to be such jerks if they wanted to check our computers. If they expect some respect from us, then it would only be appropriate that they treat us with respect as well. But that wasn’t the case, they went in here with their he-man attitude ordering everyone around like they were running the place. Hey, it was quite clear that all they wanted was a little mucho dinero for their Xmas shopping.

C’mon guys, the image of our government is bad enough! All you beer bellied lard heads are proving that money comes above everything? Don’t you people have any shame? But then again maybe you don’t. Now I’m sure the people at the NBI will look for some stupid reason to justify their actions, they always do, and the sad part is that they get away with it. It’s sad to imagine that this is what our country has become, and no one is doing a God damn thing about it.

Well to the NBI, who is busy doing a lot of things except their duties, have yourselves a Merry Xmas.

Best Drunk moment ever!!!

Posted in lifestyle, others on November 22, 2007 by rebelhunt

I don’t know why, but this blog is a little late considering the fact that the events I’m about to tell you happened last November 17, 2007. I guess I’m just lazy, or maybe it’s the fact that I just had to talk about what happened that day.. or should I say night. It was an outing with some of my friends at work, an outing that we spent weeks planning and yes, I was definitely excited.

So, the day started like any regular outing would, going to the meeting place at a designated time, well in our case we met up at the office and went to a friend’s house to prepare the food that we were suppose to eat once we got to our destination. The place by the way is LoreLand (hmm, I wonder if I spelled that right), in Antipolo; it’s a resort with about 5 to 7 pools. Anyway, so like I said, we went to a friend’s house to prepare everything before hitting our destination.

I won’t bore you with the details of what we were doing before hitting the booze and go right to the center of the action. We started our alcohol session at around 10pm, mainly because the guy in charge of the liquor arrived incredibly late. He had with him two long neck bottles of Grand Matador brandy, and to be honest I’m not really good with hard drinks; give me beer anytime but hard liquor always manages to screw my head.

We were having our first bottle while playing cards, and while waiting for the crowd to move away from the videoke machine ( a combination of a karaoke and video arcade unit). When we noticed the noise die down a little, we then proceeded to where the machine was located. By that time, we had finished the first bottle and I think there was just four of us drinking that time. I could already feel the effects of the alcohol, although it’s normal for me to get hit early on.

As we started our little singing session, I don’t know why but there was now only three of us left to finish off that one liter bottle of brandy, and like what I’ve said; I’m not too good when it comes to hard drinks. I was waiting for my song which was U2’s With or Without You, a favorite of one of the girls I was hoping to impress. But as fate would have it, impress her not was what happened, because by the time my song came up I was shouting the lyrics and cursing after every verse. I couldn’t even remember what happened after that. My friends told me that I was hogging the mike and singing songs I’m not even familiar with, and songs that I wouldn’t dare sing while I’m sober.

But it doesn’t end there, feeling that I was totally wasted, all I could think of right now was to just lie down and sleep the rest of the night away ( any drunk bastard would). So I managed to walk all the way back to our room only to find that it was locked, and being to drunk and too dizzy to walk back, my next option was the cottage right in front of the room. With that said, I laid myself down on the cottage bench and started snoozing away. I really didn’t care at that point, all I really wanted to do was to sleep, sleep, and sleep.

It wasn’t until some time that I could vaguely make out the voices of my friends, trying to wake me up and asking if I was okay. I was too tired and too drunk to answer let alone move to let them know that I was still alive. And it gets even better, when you’re drunk, sleeping outside, the last thing that you need is bad weather. Well that’s exactly what happened when it suddenly started to rain.

Again, my friends were trying to wake me up telling me to go inside the room, but like Sleeping Beauty on downers, I didn’t even move one inch. So, my good friends decided to make fun of this drunken schmuck by covering me up with pizza boxes, making me look like one of those poor, drunken bastards you see in the movies. I woke up the next day with a larger than life headache, everything was still spinning and the terrible realization that I just made a complete dick of myself in front of the one girl in the office that I really like.

We went home at around lunch time the November 18, and when I got home I slept until the next day. When I got to the office, my friends were singing With or Without You, very loud and very out of tune, their way of telling me how wasted I was that weekend. Well, as for the girl, we haven’t spoken to each other since that day, well not the way that we usually talk to each other anyway. But I don’t want to think about it, because for me it was the best drunk moment I ever had.

What is it with these people?

Posted in views on November 16, 2007 by rebelhunt

Just last night before going home, me and a friend was waiting for a cab ride, since it was lightly raining and I didn’t feel like taking the bus.  Another thing, it was late and I had to get some rest, so I thought that taking a cab would be the best option.  I guess I was wrong, the cabs that we were hailing were either not taking customers, or wanted to charge us extra for the trip.

What the hell?!  First and foremost, they’re drivers, it’s their job to take in passengers no matter where the hell they want to go.  Next is, why in the world would they charge extra? I mean, I understand that they’re having money problems, but hey who isn’t having money problems right now?  So, with my middle finger flashing I told most of those drivers to bite me, and slammed the door in their faces.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against drivers, it’s asshole drivers I hate.  Hey, if money was coming out of my butt, then I would’ve gladly paid for the extra charge; but that doesn’t happen.  When I finally got a ride, I was blowing my head off, and asking the driver why some if not most of them would ask for extra charge.  He told me it was because of the rising prices in petroleum products.  He also told me that because of this, the money that they get in one day is not enough.  Ok, I can understand that part, but like I said, we’re all having money problems, and duping people to pay more is not the way to solve that problem.

It’s that kind of thinking that really pisses me off, you know like: ” I don’t have cash, let’s see who if I can con someone today.”  I don’t want to sound to political or anything, but don’t you think that’s one the reasons why our country isn’t going anywhere?  Ho hum, it’s a fact of life I guess, but it’s pretty sad though.

Life in a rock band

Posted in music on November 13, 2007 by rebelhunt

Anyone who’s tried ever being in a band knows just how much work one has to go through. In our case, the main reason that we even started a band was not because of the probability of becoming famous, it’s only because we love to play; plain and simple. When we formed this band, all we were asking for from the members was the dedication and the heart to play, nothing more, nothing less. However there comes a time that certain members tend to bring down the entire band, a sad but true fact.

It happens to almost every band. Changes in the line up is not an uncommon thing, but it’s something that most bands try to avoid as much as possible. Unfortunately, there are times that this situation just can’t be avoided and deciding on how to tell a member of the band and a friend that he has to go is a task in itself.

The thing is, we take our music and the band very seriously, and although we’re not really planning on being the next big thing, we want to see our band grow. However, that’s just not the case with some members of the band. There are certain factors that make a band successful, first is the chemistry, next is the dedication, then last comes the talent. If you have the talent but don’t have the passion, then you’re definitely not going to make it as a member of our band.

The problem we have with one member is that, he plays at his own pace, when he wants to and where he wants to; hell he even never makes it on time for practice. He’s always more than an hour late, now where’s the commitment in that? If he was going to late or somehow couldn’t make it on the said time, he could at least let us know, that’s what a cellphone is for!

That’s not all, his playing style is what’s really annoying. True he is a talented drummer, however he has no discipline whatsoever. He never listens to the pace of the song, instead goes at his own pace. This is very irritating because instead of bringing the whole sound together, what happens is that we end up chasing after his beat, and that’s just plain stupid. Time and time again we would always tell him to control his pace, listen to the song and go with it. Unfortunately our efforts fell upon deaf ears because up to this day, he still plays the same way; no discipline.

At times he would even play only to please the crowd, now what the hell is that! Don’t get me wrong, it’s only normal to get the crowd hyped up, but to the point where the rest of the band and even the songs suffer, thanks but no thanks. So, unfortunate as it is, we are now forced to replace him with someone who can fit in. It’s a sad waste of talent, but that’s life in a rock band.