Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Disney Love

While looking for some covers of the Skyrim theme on YouTube, I came across this video entitled Epic Disney Medley by Peter Hollens and Alex G. I thought it was just an ordinary mash-up of some of Disney's famous movie themes (Aladin, Lion King, Pocahontas, and etc.) but I was really amazed with their exceptional talent. Who would've thought that there were no musical instruments used in producing this video. Instead, the YouTube artists sung it in an acapella way... meaning, all tunes that you hear from this video came from their respective voices.

Amazing performance, right? Geez, wish I had their talent as well. I would've been a YouTube sensation. LOL!

You can actually browse Peter Hollens's YouTube page for more epic acapella videos. Enjoy!

Monday, November 18, 2013


And I just learned that our OJT phase will be extended 'til June of next year (2014), which means that we'll have our permanent facility deployment on that date instead of January 2014, which was earlier promised by our bosses. I have no problem with that. And besides, let's look on the brighter side. Once I get my license, say January 2014 (hopefully, keeping my fingers crossed. Patiently waiting for our schedule on skilled test), we'll start having a differential rate. We'll get the full amount though by June 2014 once we have our permanent facility deployment. Yo shizzle I'm talking about big amount of $$$$$, but not as big as Napoles' ill-gotten wealth. But at least, we have something to look forward this June. Besides, it's just another six months of waiting. Time's really fast these days. On the brighter side #2, it would be easier for me to ask permission to the FIC. Won't be reporting for duty for a few days. I mean, as JOs, we don't have paid leaves, thus it's a no-work, no-pay policy. But it's okay. I won't be gone for a week or two. It's just three days in Singapore. Woot! Singapore Airshow 2014! Can't wait for it! Perfect time to celebrate Valentines with my first love - AVIATION! Haha cheesy.


Anyway, flying back to Davao this Saturday dawn and I've never been THIS excited! Davao is my home and will always be my HOME.

That's it for now.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Washed-out Dreams

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Super Typhoon Yolanda was undeniably the most powerful storm system on earth formed this year. It had wreak unimaginable havoc in Visayas - Tacloban City had the worst of Yolanda's wrath in Eastern Visayas. I got really worried last Friday, knowing that the 320-kilometer an hour wind wouldn't  just bring just simple damages to a city of 220,000. Some of my relatives live in Tacloban and I can't imagine their ordeal. Imagine, waking up at 7 in the morning and your roof's already gone. Worse, after Yolanda struck Tacloban, communication lines were immediately cut-off aside from electricity. We patiently waited for some news or at least some raw footages about how Tacloban fared.

When daylight broke, the first images and scenes of Tacloban broadcasted on TV and social media was very depressing and graphical at the same time. Seeing the dead bodies along the streets was truly shocking. People in tattered clothes (some of them are even injured) walked along the ruins of what used to be a thriving city, looking for food and shelter, not minding the stench of rotting flesh. People there need food, water, and urgent medical attention but it took some time before the primary road connections in and out of the city got cleared up. Currently, there are no electricity that powers the city. But at least, the communication lines are being backed up by the telecom networks.

I am quite relieved though that all of my relatives were safe and sound; nothing bad had happened to them. I am still hoping that we will all get through this adversary.

My thoughts and prayers go to the Yolanda victims. Visayas will rise again. Philippines will rise again. The Filipino spirit is still stronger and more powerful than Yolanda or any calamity that would test us in the near future.