Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Mall Hungry

The Globe
Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Never go to the Mall of Asia during lunchtime on a weekend with an empty stomach. You could die of starvation!

Good thing there's this fast food hidden from view. The food isn't that good but it sure kept gastric holes away.

To Kalayaan

Kalayaan Ave.
Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Take the long road called Personal Freedom Avenue. Don’t ever turn to Discrimination Street and Self-Limitation Avenue. You may take the short cut using Highway Self-improvement. If you get lost, you may ask the people to direct you to Cooperation Central. People there can direct you back on track. Prepare for the checkpoint nearing Kalayaan Avenue. Contrabands like unreasonably low self-expectations are required to be disposed of.

Have a safe trip to Kalayaan and I hope you stay.

Friday, June 09, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
I know what hands are for and I'd like to help myself.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Would you go ahead when you know it would not lead you where exactly you want to be?

First answer the question where exactly you wanna be.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
It's a pic taken last Friday. Although the main act is U-turn, I decided to post the pic of Six Cycle Mind instead. I like them better, that's why. Hmmm...it's the second picture of that band I posted in here. No, they're not my favorite band. They're the only band I have pictures of.

I promised Kat to answer a tag once I get an appropriate photo. This one seemed appropriate enough.

The rules: List seven songs you're into right now. No matter the genre, whether [or not] they have words, or even if they're any good, they must be songs you're really enjoying right now.

1. Drive by Incubus
2. Slow Down by Natalie Imbruglia
3. Better Man by Robbie Williams
4. Sunscreen by Baz Luhrman
5. Humanda Ka by Sandwich
6. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing by Jack Johnson
7. Another Me by Sister Hazel

Hey, feel free to be tagged!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Rice Terraces
Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Some people carve wood, others stones. The Igorots carved stretches of mountains.

Pinoys shouldn't only be proud of their beaches. Try visiting the

The Rice Terraces - an Igorot masterpiece!

(Submitted to PhotoFriday.com:Masterpiece)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Ano 'to?
Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Sometimes you have to plant seeds of deception to get to what's real. Most of the time these seeds just bear the UGLY truth.

If you can't deal with it, don't try to find out. There are reasons why they are kept hidden.

Friday, May 12, 2006


Dark Clouds
Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Papatak. Tutulo. Aagos. Babaha.

Maging handa!

Nasaan na ang panyo't payong?

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Eyes of Stone
Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Concert for a Cause
Featuring U-turn (plus other bands)
19May2006 7:30pm
Ratsky's Tomas Morato
Ticket Price: P250

For the benefit of
Golden Acres
Home for The Aged
Brgy. Sto Nino, Quezon City.

I'll be there.

I'm helping a friend promote this event for a good cause. If you're interested to go, we might as well meet up, right?

Monday, April 24, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
(19May2005 15:38:29)

Sometimes on the way to a dream, you get lost and find a better one. Sometimes you just get lost.

(repost from Cube Blog)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
There's a belief that a black butterfly entering a house is an omen for a death in the family. I wasn't aware of this until I saw the trailer for the movie "Pamahiin".

I don't want to believe it.

Oh, in case I just stopped blogging, blame that butterfly.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

100 Plus

Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Did you know that there are over a hundred islands in the so called Hundred Islands?

Did you know that I have over a hundred unread mails in my office inbox when I got back from vacation?


Friday, March 31, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.

-Gilbert K. Chesterton

(submitted to PhotoFriday:Smooth.)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Don’t let her refreshing green eyes fool you. It’s not the freakish limb that makes her a monster. It’s what she did to her twin sister. Jealousy can literally drive you mad with just a touch of her reptilian hand. See her sister at ward four in the Mental Institute for proof. The sister is lucky considering what she did to others. Jealousy can suck the life out of you with a kiss. Ever wondered what happened to her boyfriend? Now you have an idea.

(I kinda like creating comic book characters. I remember creating some when I was younger. This one I did for Illustration Friday:Monster.)

Friday, March 24, 2006

Bright Lights

Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Baby, baby, baby when all your love is gone
Who will save me from all I’m up against out in this world
And maybe, maybe, maybe
You’ll find something that’s enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don’t receive you
You should turn yourself around and come on home

Lyrics from Matchbox Twenty's Bright Lights

I remember a first-and-last date with this song. I was asked what type of music I liked and I mentioned Matchbox Twenty. It was played for me but I didn't get to listen to the music because we had a great talk.

(Submitted to Photo Friday:Technology)

Thursday, March 23, 2006


Merman Moreno
Originally uploaded by C Saw.
I wanna be where the people are
I wanna see
Wanna see 'em dancin'
Walkin' around on those

(Whad'ya call 'em?) oh - feet

From the song Part of Your World of The Little Mermaid soundtrack.

(Dowloaded an image from the net and edited using Photoshop. Submitted to Illustration Friday:Feet)

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Ikaw, Araw

Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Masarap siguro
magkubli sa ulap
at ako naman sa dilim.
Sabay na lang tayo
tumula't mangarap
kahit hindi na marating.

Hindi magtatagal
ikaw ay sisikat
at hindi na matatanaw.
Ako'y mapapagal,
tulog ang ulirat
patuloy ka sa lang dalaw.

Habang kaya ko pa
munting handog sa 'yo
tulang piniga sa ulo.
Sana alam mo na
sa bawat silip mo
paligid ko'y kulay ginto!


(Photo taken last Sunday morning at Brgy. Hugom, Batangas.)

Friday, March 17, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
My first entry for Photo Friday:Red.

Thanks to Shai for the subject and the camera. I ran out of batteries.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
I was supposed to get a tribal henna tattoo in time for the beach trip this weekend but I've been too busy.

So I just drew a female figure on my skin with a pen for this week's Illustration Friday:Tattoo.

Hmmm, this reminds me of the 80's.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

First Summer Tripping

Originally uploaded by C Saw.
I have officially started my summer season. Mine is usually marked by getting away from Manila.

We went to Baguio last weekend. Although I have been there a couple of times, I never got to enjoy the place before unlike last Saturday. We used to only have stop-overs at Baguio but not as the actual destination. I can say it was my first time to discover the place.

It was also my first time to ride a horse. I even wore a cowboy hat to complete the look. It was the firt time I went up to a vendor, ask if I could borrow his balloons so I can take a picture of myself with those. It was the first time a poem was presented to me, although not the first poem inspired by me. There were a number of firsts for me in this trip that I'd rather not write here.

But that's just the first trip for this summer. Batangas and Subic later!

(photo taken at Camp John Hay)

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
As a kid, whenever I saw a dead cockroach, I'd pick it up and throw it at my brother or scare him with it. He used to cry and scream like crazy everytime I do that. I almost always die of laughing.

(The photo was taken in the bathroom this morning and edited using Picasa. Submitted to Illustration Friday:Insect.)

Monday, February 13, 2006


Bulan nga ualay catapusan
Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Isa siguro ito sa mga mahahalagang pag-aarin ni Tita Paz. Galing pa 'to kay Lola Sotring. Mga piraso ng mga gulagulanit na lumang papel na naglalaman ng mga sinaunang pamahiin.
Dahan-dahan itong binuklat ni Tita Paz at binasa upang ipaliwanag ang nakasulat tungkol sa magandang panahon ng pagpapakasal.

Kahapon, habang pinagpaplanuhan ng mga tita ko ang kasal ng pinsan ko, hindi ko mapigilang maramdaman na kasama sa usapan si Lola Sotring. At maganda ang pakiramdam.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Romantic Wish

Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Hindi ko malilimutan ang araw na matikman ang iyong halimuyak, ang sandaling dumampi ka aking labi, sa aking dila. Kakaibang tuwa! Hindi ko mapigilang magkalat sa sahig ng opisina. Buti na lang may tisyu.

Friday, January 27, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Friends are like pupu
warm and soft
mahirap tiisin

at di makayang

parang IKAW!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Mabuti ang ibang branch ng McDo, open 24 hours.

Isang araw, nakita ko ang mamang ito nagdadasal sa labas ng saradong simbahan. Alam kaya nya na maririnig ang dasal nya kahit nakaupo sya sa inodoro?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Walang Pakialam

Originally uploaded by C Saw.
Nakuha ng mama sa larawan ang atensyon ko isang gabi habang sakay ako ng MRT. Bigla kasing tumayo sa pagkakaupo ang babaeng katabi nya dahil sa panggigitgit. Habang ang iba ay naka-upong dyes, komportable ang mama sa pagtanaw sa labas ng bintana. Nasakop nya tuloy pati ang espasyo ng babaeng katabi nya.

Napansin ko rin na parang pinipigilan ng mama ang sarili nya umiyak. Parang may halong hiya at kaba sa mukha nya. Minsan nga pinupunasan nya ang mukha nya ng dala nyang bimpo. Naisip ko na malamang may pinoproblema sya.

Minsan ganun talaga ang tao. Kapag may problema, nakakalimutan minsan ang mga tao sa paligid nila.

Pasalamat yung mama at maganda ang gising ko nung araw na yun. Kung hindi, tatabi ako sa kanya at ako ang gigitgit sa kanya hanggang sya ang tumayo!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Originally uploaded by C Saw.
If you met someone you might exprerience true love with but you know your relationship won't last for whatever reason (terminal disease, plans to migrate, difference in social status, etc.) would you let yourself fall and risk suffering later just to experience a moment of happiness?