Monthly Archives: June 2011

This, I get A LOT

I’ve lost count as to how many times this exact conversation has happened… Stranger: You’re an Araneta? Me: Yup! Stranger: How are you related to the Aranetas? #PetPeeve

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It’s Just a Name #4

This transpired in Studebakers  at Glorietta,  circa 1998… “Mr. H” was a notorious Artist Manager who wanted to manage the artist I was working for (the artist’s wife was his manager whereas I was this artist’s Road Manager during that … Continue reading

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It’s Just a Name #3

An MMDA traffic enforcer asked me to pull over (this time I can’t remember where or why) and asked to see my driver’s license. It was dark so he had to walk over to the front of my vehicle to … Continue reading

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It’s Just a Name #2

At the check-out counter of SM Megamall Supermaket: Cashier: Ma’am, Araneta kayo? (upon reading the name on my credit card) Me: Oo. Cashier: Related po kayo sa mga Araneta? Me: Thought bubble: Malamang!!! Duh!? Aling mga Araneta? Cashier: Yung mga … Continue reading

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It’s Just a Name #1

An MMDA traffic enforcer asked me to pull over underneath the EDSA-Ortigas flyover (I was on Ortigas about to turn left to EDSA Northbound) and asked to see my driver’s license. As I pulled out my license he explained to … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

I can’t seem to find that one and only photo I had of me with my dad. So here’s a photo of me and Butch instead. Butch was half-German Shepherd and half-Collie. Papa got him by trading a Wild Boar. … Continue reading

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No One Eats For Free

One thing I absolutely cannot stand are customers who will pull out the “How come in other restaurants…” or “Buti pa sa ________ Hotel…” card whenever we disallow certain liberties. The most common occurrence is the bringing in (and consuming) … Continue reading

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A review: Philippe’s Salon

I’ve been hearing about the new Brazilian curl-busting craze called Keratin for a few months now. I jumped at the chance to get it at only P2,999 (it usually goes for about 6-8K) through Metro Deal. When I realized that … Continue reading

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My Friend, Where Did You Go?

I feel bad for certain friends who seem to have lost their identity after having a baby. When they read this I know they will say I don’t have a kid which is why I don’t understand the joy of … Continue reading

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A review: Krizalis Salon

The Salon: Like me, you have probably driven past this salon countless times. The problem with its location is that it is on Libis -a highway of sorts- where no one drives below the speed of 60kph unless traffic is … Continue reading

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