Hump Day Hijinks: Music and Alcohol Edition

Hump Day Hijinks lives limps on! I have been listening to a lot of music and drinking a fair bit of alcohol quite responsibly so I only have one link for you this week. But oh, what a link it is! Drinkify is a website that pairs the music you’re listening to with the drink you should be sipping/chugging/guzzling/quaffing along with it.  You type in a … Continue reading Hump Day Hijinks: Music and Alcohol Edition

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Float like a butterfly, make-dapo like a langaw

Lourd Ernest Hanopol de Veyra (Pinoy Socrates, Palanca-award-winning author, Dakila El Presidente, and reluctant heartthrob) is releasing his third book of poetry this weekend. He’s brilliant. It’s brilliant. Go buy it. Poster design by yours truly Don’t ask why it’s called Insectissimo!, I don’t know either. Knowing Lourd, the reason will probably be wry and insightful and irreverent. Maybe he’ll reveal the meaning at the launch. If not, there’ll be video … Continue reading Float like a butterfly, make-dapo like a langaw

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I’m Sorry Ma’am, It’s Terminal

There’s a moratorium on the non-awesome around these parts, but I figure this is so far down on the horrible side of the spectrum that it’s broken through to the other side and become awesome instead.  

The short version: We spent about 12 hours in limbo partly because some stairs ran into a plane.

The long version:

Thursday – Sunday, 22- 25 July 2010

I’m in Cebu with the rest of the Dakila team to help launch the Active Vista Film Festival’s 17-city tour.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

9:00 pm (Times are approximate because I kept switching between my phone, my pocket watch and the airport clocks.)Kate and Noy Bert drive Marj, Lourd and I to the Mactan-Cebu Airport so we can catch our 10:40 pm flight to Manila

Express my ass.

9:15 pm – A sign at the AirPhil Express check-in counter says out flight has been delayed. We figure it’s because of the insane weather back in Manila. We check in and try to figure out how to kill time until 1 am.

9:30 pm – Kate and Noy Bert double back and pick us up. We cruise around Lapu-Lapu City looking for a cheap motel so Lourd can get some beauty rest before his morning show.

10:00 pm – We get dropped off at “Warm Hands Massage” – a 24-hour joint sandwiched between a tattoo parlor and “Club Mermaid”.

10:15 pm – Slathered in Omega Pain Killer and Efficascent Oil, we doze off while masseuses (18-30 years old) poke and prod to their heart’s content. Lourd reports that they don’t do happy endings. I was too greasy to take pictures.



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