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Happy Birthday Bro! October 20, 2006

Posted by benj in Family.


October 20 marks the 14th birthday of my youngest brother – the bunso in the family — Benjamin Michael. We have a seven-year gap, but come on, that never really becomes an issue when it comes to being close to one’s brother, right? He has now entered the age wherein guys usually get into all sorts of trouble with underage drinking, girls and what not. He will make mistakes and learn from them. Good thing he has two older brothers – myself and BJ — who could readily guide him through these trying times. My brother and I are staying in Manila but we will be more than willing to make time for our little bro. Seriously, who wouldn’t make time to help out the baby in the family? Yup, Michael, you’re the baby. 🙂 (more…)

Unoriginality: Truths and Lies October 16, 2006

Posted by benj in Shameful things.

I got this idea from ajaw and fallencritic. Basically, I’ll list down 15 statements and you’ll have to guess which five statements are purely made up. Ready? Good luck.

Let’s begin.


Demotivators® October 15, 2006

Posted by benj in Humor.

I originally stumbled upon this site about a year ago when it was shared to me by one of my colleagues in the collegiate debate organization that I was once part of. It has very witty Demotivators®. (more…)

Casting out Satan – sort of October 14, 2006

Posted by benj in The State of The Blog Address.

As Above Me, So Below Me… (my will on Earth shall be done!) was not the original name of this blog. This name was only adapted only I did some research on organized Satanism. To this day, the Satanism post is among my most read posts – along with almost every other philotheological post that I’ve made in this journal. The line was lifted from one of the Satanic prayers off LaVey’s organization. It’s a great line in itself – it projects the autonomy of an indivudal and expresses his power to change his environment without much regard for external factors. To make the long story short, I don’t consider myself a Satanist, but as far as that teaching goes, I’m very much on board.


I won!!! NOTHING FOLLOWS! *cartwheels* October 14, 2006

Posted by benj in National Issues.

August 14, 2006

Dear Mr. Espina,


You are one of the lucky winners of P500.00 worth of National Book Store Gift Certificate from the recently-concluded 2006 Textciting Matuto! Textciting Manalo! electronic raffle draw of the National Book Store. The draw was heldlast July 14, 2006 at the head office of National Book Store Inc. as witnessed by the Department of Trade and Industry representative.

To claim your prize, kindly present this letter together with this letter together with the following:

  • Tape receipt (with asterisk “*” mark beside the participating product)
  • Originals and photocopies of any two valid ID’s.

You can claim your prize at NBS Ermita Branch. Please look for Ms. Luz Minion the branch manager.

Please claim your prize within 60 days upon receipt of notice or your prize will be forfeited.

For documentation purposes, your picture will be taken during the awarding of your prize. Furthermore, you will allow National Book Store to announce that you are one of the winners in this raffle contest in a newspaper advertisement and other press releases.

Again, congratulations. Thank you for your continuing patronage, and we hope you will join us in all our future promotions.

Very truly yours,


Christine G. Correa

Marketing Services Officer


I got this letter from the mail today. I won! But wait, I already lost the receipt! Draughts. And yeah, the 60 day period ended today.

October 16, 2006 

Hey, look at this!