New Year’s Resolution?

It’s 2009 and I’m making my first post for this year!

Well, as promised of taking things into consideration all the advises I had last year, I manage to agree in having a haircut before the year started. And I’m not sure if it’s the angle or I really look good with short hair (or long!) Lol!


And so, I have a few New Year’s Resolution to tango with this year namely;

1. Eat Good and a well balanced diet. I’ll try to keep balance in both since I usually skip some mealtimes because of too much tiredness as well as not having good food to eat during mealtimes as well.

2. Get a life not just a living. A famous book by a Christian author seems to be the best book to buy for this year to start. I think I have been well overtaken by work that I didn’t find enough time to enjoy life and make the most of what I love to do before. 🙂

3. Blog more than ever before. I need to blog more posts than last year mainly because I need to. Wahaha… This is one avenue that I can spill out the toxicity of my brain cells without hurting myself. LOL!

I guess those 3 will do for now. 🙂

Well, New Year starts today and like every other year, we need to understand that God does give second chances.  I had a lot of mishaps last year for sure but I am not sure if ever I wont have this year but as what Ravi Zacharias, one of my new favorite Christian Author – “My Will Matters…” which basically means, everything that might happen or will happen determines on my own choice on how to react and act wisely in these changing times. Happy New Year everyone!!!


Just This Saturday

My entire Saturday seems to be mundane as usual. Just to make something out of my boredom, I tried taking pictures in the downtown area, discretely as possible. Imagine myself stopping in front of Ever Mall just to get a shot of the people walking around or leaping at the glass window up in Super Lee to get a shot downward. Hehehe…

At EverMall, It was fast so it seems too blurry.

At Lee Super Plaza FoodCourt

I ate up the whole ice cream choco sundae

A view of Mart One from the Top ( Lee)

On the Left side of the window…
Taken infront of the office at exactly 11:40 something in the morning, Sat. Nov. 22,2008

Anyway, just sharing with you some amateur pics taken by me earlier…Would it be fine to say here that someone invited me supposedly to join a pictorial session for a fashion show at the Negros Convention Center but I declined? Uhm, Don’t really have the guts to go pro for now…especially, “pro bono” hehehe…

Happy Saturday Weeknight Everyone!!!

Picture Perfect

Can anything be addictive than having a new camera on hand?

With the busy life that I have, I can still have the time to capture on camera everything I find interest in to. And at most, it’s inside the office! With friends and co-workers gulping to pose and smile at every click, who would not take the plunge of trying it out.

For keep’s sake, I’m saving it in Multiply as an online “portfolio”. But basically taking pictures will be a hobby to beat with the odds of working my ass up until December.

Come to think of it, most of my captures are expression of faces and emotions and I kind of like it when it comes to capturing unedited or let’s say real and captured reactions from people.

These two pictures are taken during the company one hour outreach last sunday. They didn’t know I took a shot at them while they were mesmerized by the stories and toys they got with the loot bags.

The one below is my niece, Ashley. Typical cute kid who knows how to project. She has a lot of pics at home because she is definitely a kid who loves to be in the limelight. And I have to admit, although she looks angelic, she can be very naughty sometimes and may win you over her cries and woes for food!

The rest can be seen at my Multiply account, of course, If you have a multiply account – feel free to add me.

Asus EEE Series Notebook

I was wondering if ever people would be interested to buy my Asus EEE Series laptop. I bought this at around P 20,000.00 around 5 months ago and unfortunately, I seldom use the laptop because of being too busy to just chill anywhere with a wifi access.

The laptop is in good condition, definitely no scratches or whatsoever. And has the capacity of 3.5 hours battery.
It’s also wifi ready and has built-in speakers and webcam.
I’m not really techy so I can’t give you the exact specs of the laptop but if you wish to ask about anything, just leave me a comment or send an email to and I’d be glad to answer it as best as I can.
Yeah, by the way, I’m selling it at P 14,000.00 and it’s in a first come-first serve basis.
Regards everyone!

Just an Early Hue…

I was up early because I wanted to upload my new pics online at friendster and in hot dumagueteños as well. Unfortunately, Friendster is down so I decided to upload it in Flickr and get back to it as soon as the network is done with their maintenance.

By the way, Hot Dumagueteños is at 13 members, unfortunately, most are not from Dumaguete… Bad me! I forgot to double check my emails before sending the automatic invite of the website. Tsk…Tsk…Tsk…

Anyway, this can also be a good avenue of us ( from here) showing them what we can be and what we have as “people of the province” ( Yikes!)

Out of the total 13 members, I know of only 3 who are from here and 1 of them is in the KSA working. ( Hi EPpie!!!)

So, where are the rest of the hot dumaagueteños? Hhhmmm….

Here is one latest pic I got after taking a bath… Hehehe… ( What an ending!) Ain’t it hot? joke!!!

The problem with this picture is that I took it inside the bathroom and the bowl is at sight! (Gosh!)

Anyway, It’s still is a good take!


What Makes a REAL Man?

It has been long debated of what marks a man. is it the way he moves? the words he speaks or even the good or the bad things he decided to do makes him a real man?

To many of us, a man showing emotions can be a very evident fact of him being a wimp, a sissy or a failure. Regardless of what their reasons are, men has been regarded as strong and invulnerable to emotional attacks. But sometimes, these facts or fallacies sometimes become scapegoats to showing what’s real and what’s true in all aspects of being a man. And should I add – A REAL MAN.

A real man for me is someone who has the capacity to show care and comfort to whom he loves. Much more, show teardrops when the situation needs it.

For such a long time, crying has been disregarded as a man’s weak point but in reality, it’s the strongest that he can get. Shedding tears is a sign of being created by God with emotions and the right DNA structure including the capacity to cry, feel and be hurt.

Being Honest is not a crime –

If you ask me if I cry, I’d say yes. I cry for the right reasons and for the right people. To a guy, crying is an expression of being real with what they feel. It’s as if saying – I’m sorry, I miss you and the like. It’s an emotional expression of being true to what you feel and taking away the barriers of cynicism, lies and deceit.

If you ask me if I’ve been hurt, I’d say yes. I’ve been hurt by my loved ones, by a friend and a special someone. Like many girls saying they have been hurt before – so do we as guys. A man’s heart is torn when someone leaves him for good, a guy’s perspective is perplexed when the hope of his dreams are shattered and especially, a boy’s feelings is wounded when everyone laughs at him because of being afraid.

The Truth Vs. The Lies

Sometimes, our society’s idealism kills us to being true to ourselves. This has become a lie to dormant that it’s like being the truth instead of the lies.

And what lie is that?

That in reality, a guy who cries shows the real him, unmasked of all the coated lies men and women from decades ago created to hide reality in all of us. There is no difference or even an alteration of his being a man when he shows emotion at the right time.

If you ask me, men who disregards cries and hurts of others are men, who in the history of mankind be forever known as people who started the holocaust, people who have been thirsty for blood that they have closed their hearts to the reality of emotions and created war.

So, what really makes a man?

It’s the heart to be open and be real with his emotions. It’s the fact that in this world, he doesn’t regard crying as for sissies and being hurt as a man’s indication of a failure.

A man, if you ask me, is a person who has the guts, like many of us, cry even after seeing a family movie that speaks of love and hope for men like us. 😉

Love but not trust.

I often question my own relationships with everyone else. It’s as if I’m not doing my part as a brother or a friend or a special someone good enough that trust seems to be so hard for them to give back.

Can love be given out without giving trust also to someone?

I assume that immature love can sometimes be like that – giving out love but not trusting. How often do we expect someone to love us back because they trust us we don’t break their hearts? Sad as it is, to many of us,love can be just a sick game played by two lustful individuals whose lust is coated by “sugar and spice and everything nice”…Duh!

How do I often hear someone say about love giving their best to someone and yet during break-up often lays down the cards of why the break-up should happen? Guys or gals are the same I presume when the spark has ended and the gloomy relationship has started to emerge in full bloomn we often hit it big with the reason why the other should be blame and not us.

In reality, what I am implying are not merely words from a brokenhearted guy but a sad reality for being in love and yet, ending up torned more than ever because someone forgot to include trust when it all started way back then.

Can time really heal all wounds? Or is it just a tagline for everyone elses idea of forgetting what has happened, as if nothing ever did happen.

Silly me,I’m a guy who has so many trials and yet, here I am, so depressed and hurtful for the things that life has given me. In all of these, where is me when all has been given to love but not trust. Sigh…

The Dillema of Weights!

I’m getting fatter everyday and I hate it. My dillema is not the necessity to stop eating but the need for excercise to loose the fattenings. (haha…)

So, how do I get to do the thinning cycle when I don’t have the time ( or so, i think!) to excercise and be fit?

With this dillema comes the plan (or hopeful plan…) to get fit and lose weight, and hopefully stay thin for awhile.

The only funny thing I guess is the idea of me wanting to get some meat in me that I started to eat much, eat whatever things to gain weight and look good in it. But I guess, like anyone would say, We don’t get satisfied over it that we tend to have more…and more…and more!

So, when my tummy gets wider and my face gets round, people advises me to lose weight, others would say to stay at that point – dont go over or beyond that scale. ( As if that will happen!)

But with all this, I guess my own problem is that I dont eat the right food, and has a sleaky diet. My co-worker and friend Kathy told me to be careful with the things I eat because I’m always having LBM and I’d say yes, she’s correct. (Ouch!)

Friends, I’ve written this blog to document everything for my goal before the year ends – lose weight and be fit.

From time to time, I’ll be posting something about the things I’m doing to be focus and be adamant in losing weight. So, if anyone’s reading this and thinks I’m bluffing, we’ll see in the last Day of December 2008. Hehehe… I’m up for the challenge!

A blog about “toxic-tiring-exhausting…”

It’s late and I’m still in the office for a marketing call at 7:30pm. Whew…as usual, this is going to be a long-toxic-tiring-exhausting day for me.

Can you imagine coming in the office before 9:00am and leaving at exactly the same number in the evening ( 9:00pm) ?

Anyway, I am not ranting about something that I hate to do but just because it’s tiring. But does tiring means boring? or not interesting enough to finish? ( hehehe…)

Being a Coordinator, and I’d say a busy one at that makes me realize that part of being promoted is the need to be in the office way pass your schedule. It despises me accept the fact that “workaholic” is a tag line to people like me.

So, what drives a man like me to push for the limits?

If you say pay, I’d say “No…not really.” I am not after the money because I honestly believe I’m paid less compared to the other coordinators from other sites.

If you say benefits, I’d say ” Maybe…sometimes.” Basically because it allows me to practice my intellectual skills in making “fool-proof” (hopefully…) plans for sourcing out applicants but sometimes it breaks my neck sitting the whole day making plans which is not healthy for a cute guy like me. Haha… Feeler!

If you say performance, I’d say “Yes,definitely.” I am a workaholic guy who pushes myself to the limit to have good outputs and be praised for the good things I’ve done ( minus being egoistic). It makes me proud to see activities being completed by my own initiatives.

So, why post it here?

Because I want to express it out after a long day at work…And hopefully, still can project after a day at the office. Hehehe… ( Peace!!!)

Rumors and Me…

It has been bothering me for quite some time about some rumors that I heared about me. Although friends told me to let it pass by,I can’t possibly do that.

The reason for my choice is because it is affecting me too personally. I hate it when I’mbeing talked about and not just talk but really being pulled down and degraded for such selfish reasons.

I have to admit that I have no holds if someone speaks bad about me, but wouldn’tbe those guys be considerate enough to take me out on their lists as “hot”topics?

If ever, just assuming,I did something wrong to these people,”I’m sorry…” is what I can offer, nothing more – no apologies,no more explaining and definitely no more bargaining.

Peace Out.

2nd Day Woes…

It’s my second day out of the office and it’s getting boring…

I often wonder how my twin brother lives like this… hehehe… Well, I’m the kind of person who always does something and being at home makes me sick of staying at home doing exactly nothing.

The idea of life for me I guess has become of a workaholic guy driven by performance and results. I hate to admit it, but the last time I had a long vacation leave got me sick to the extent of having to spend so much with my medicines.

So, this time, instead of going out of Negros I decided to stay at home and be a homebuddy for awhile…not entirely though, I’ve been out in the house for the entire day visiting my lola and finding time to chat and make blog entries. 🙂

I kind of wonder, I just had one reply for the query I had the other day in “Blog Events for Dumagueteños” aren’t there anyone from Dumaguete or Negros Oriental that has an interest in Blogs?

Anyway, I’ll just wait and see… It might be good to do it during Christmas Time… 🙂

Words from the UNIGAMES…

I had the opportunity to watch the opening of the University Games and it was really good! Although the program is the typical opening ceremony of any games, I got something out of it!

Actually it is because of what the 2 commissioners said that made my ears listen to their talks.

First of is what Akiko Thomson, a former swimmer and currently one of the commissioners present in the opening of the 13th Philippine University Games shared about being an athlete, young and having lots of opportunity as being part of a collegiate sports. I’d say she’s not just beautiful and tall, but a woman full of passion and wisdom when it comes to teenage life. A good quote from her yesterday was ” You should play fairly, in life and in sports because it’s the only honorable thing to do…”

Another Commissioner was present at the opening, Mr. Eric Loretizo, former Visayan Times Sports Editor and currently part of the Philippines Sports Commission shares about the importance of having AIM in life –

Aspire for Excellence
Inspire Others
Motivate Others

Well, I was once a sports enthusiast and I’d say that sports really develops not just the physical in us but the discipline of daily living. It was still the opening ceremony and I’m interested more to see who wins this year for some particular sports I have my eyes on.

Catch you at the UNIGAMES!

The New Look!

At last a new look has landed in this site!

Thanks to Blogger-Templates, I can say I’m satisfied with the new view of the site.

Well, melankoliko will also have a new and wider coverage. Instead of having the usual spill of my tantrums and experiences, this site will showcase both opinions and issues that I like to tackle in the near future.

The blog itself will try to live to it’s motto that thinking does makes us human. In all aspects of life and experiences there is more than just the pain, but the reality of learning from it – no matter how painful it might be.

So, in the next few runs, I’ll be developing this blog into a whole new level!

I also changed the layout of OutOfDBox to appease myself in having it like a real website. Feel free to browse through it by clicking the link up in the menu bar. 🙂


Late Night Stuff.

I only have one hour sleep since I spent the night with a friends house. There was no one in the house and so I decided to go for an overnight stay from my friend’s house, which is 2 blocks away from my neighbourhood.

Well, typical boys stuff has been unraveled during the time I arrived to the wee hours of the night. ( hehe…)

Another thing, the conversation was quite ecstatic considering that He was a debater in one of the schools here in the city. Well, I am not good with arguments but of course, i could give good opinions nonetheless with regards to any topics we have discussed.

For now, I am at work and basically has one hour of sleep. My head is slowly drifting to the other end as I write this post. Typically, I would request for a leave but for today, I need to be at the office for some urgent matters concerning work. Well, what else can I do? (uhm,work!)

Hope I can have a good night’s rest tonight…that is, If i wont go to my friend’s house again. Haha…