rare thoughts...

Saturday, June 24, 2006

test...

i've nothing to say...

At last!

Sigh!.... after all the reviews and reading some pdf references… I made it! Actually, it didn’t automatically sink in. Just realized when I saw the paper. My hard work paid off! Thanks for all the support!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Books!

I’m still sleepy though I slept immediately when I got home. Prepared my lunch and needed to rush to catch up company shuttle in Cubao. I’m now here in my workstation, I’m so sleepy… To keep myself busy, I’m browsing websites, checking news and to know what’s happening here and abroad.

Just remembered, I just finished reading a book titled 2nd Chance by James Patterson. This is actually a book series with title of numbers. Surprisingly, I love this book and looking forward to read the other series. To give you an idea, this is all about the Women's Murder Club (Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer, Medical Examiner Claire, Assistant Defense Attorney Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy), a group of extraordinary women where they help each other to resolve the crime committed by the murderer. It also shows the genuine friendship and how they care and help each other with their personal problems. Below are books what I am talking about.


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Bohol Adventure

Group Pics!
Chocolate Hills
me and tarsier
me, ayet, cha and ermz

Hay...! I'm back in Manila! I feel so exhausted and tired of the trip but it was worthy. Mami Grace invited us (with Cha) to join them in Bohol Adventure. I was so glad because one of my goals was to visit that popular province. I was with Mami Grace, Sir Nico, Sally, Cha, Ermz, Ayet, Dessa, Hya, Elaine and Rachel (Team Lynx). It was just a short vacation (5days) but I feel fresh because of the tourist spots and venues that I’ve been to. The Panglao beach, tiny Tarsiers, and cruised in Loboc river while having launch, visited 2nd oldest church in the Philippines, Dolphin watching, Island hopping, checking the Bee Farm (I was able to capture the Queen Bee in Bee Hive) in Bohol. Here are some pictures of Bohol Adventure.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Adventure!



It's almost a month since I updated my blog. Well... This is because I've been quite busy these past few weeks due to LinksysOne training. The training lasted for almost 3 weeks. Now, I'm back Escalation team with same schedule and new rest days.

I'm excited this coming weekend! I'm on vacation leave and going somewhere in Visayas. Your guess is good as mine. This is my first time to go Bohol. I've been to Palawan and I can't wait to compare the two provinces with their tourist spots. I can’t wait to watch dolphins, swimming in Panglao Beach and site seeing the famous Chocolate Hills. I'm hoping that I'll enjoy this trip with my friends and co-workers and forget all my worries and problems. Till next time… with Bohol pics!

Friday, February 03, 2006

CSI (Crime Scence Investigation)


CSI (Crime Scence Inverstigation)
This is a story of the little-known and less understood heroes who work crime scenes -- the forensic investigators. These are the men and women who work to untangle the evidence behind the yellow police lines, piecing together seemingly insignificant puzzle pieces to nail the bad guys and serve those who are most important and sometimes overlooked, the victims.


Casts:
Gil Grissom (William Petersen) is the 20-year veteran who leads the investigators working the graveyard shift for the Criminalistics Bureau in Las Vegas.
Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger), a street-smart forensics expert who balances her love for the job with her devotion as a single parent to her young daughter.
Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan), a sharp analyst with a passion for his job, yet with an attraction to gambling he knows he has to beat.
Nick Stokes (George Eads), who's got the charm and the chops, and craves the number-one spot on the board for clearing cases.
Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox), Grissom's trusted former co-worker who sometimes plays fast and loose with the rules to get the job done right.

CSI is one of my favorites TV shows. I really love this show especially the season 5 season ender episode! What a thrilling and awesome episode! The genius Quentin Tarantino did an excellent job in directing the show. Although this episode shows their talent in working the case, it also showed the soft and emotional side of the team.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

HardRock

I went to Hard Rock Cafe in Makati last... gosh! I can't remember the date! (due to memory gap?!). Anyways, I was with Cha, Ermz and Ate Dang (sis of Ermz). As expected, the house was jam packed with partygoers. We watched and appreciated the performances of Barbie (of Barbie's Cradle) and Kitchie Nadal. Barbie was the first one to perform on stage. I was very excited when it was kitchie’s turn to perform. It was the first time I saw her in person and to hear her “live”. In the middle of her performance, she called her friend on stage and it turned out to be Sam Milby (favorite of Pinoy Big Brother). Everybody was surprised including me! What I didn’t expect was, almost all the girls in the audience rushed near the stage and took pictures of Sam. At that moment, I realized how popular Sam is. Kitchie sang the all time favorite “Wag Na Wag Mong Sasabihin” while Sam was playing the guitar. What a night! I had so much fun that night!

barbie...

Barbie of barbie's cradle

kitchie nadal...

kitchie together with sam milby

close-up look...

Sunday, January 15, 2006

My parents...


Mr. & Mrs. Leo T. Bato
...my parents

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.”

Family picture

BATO FAMILY
After almost 3 years, we're reunited to celebrate yuletide season. This is also our latest family picture.

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
-- Desmond Tutu