Superman has a son… I don’t believe it!

Dad  I watched ‘Superman Returns’ three times in three different movie houses just to review all over again if Superman actually has an offspring.  All silly movie viewers who saw it concluded that the cute kiddo is Superman’s child.  Sorry folks, but the movie did not in any way mention that he has a son.  There’s technically no information to confirm 100% 

Yeah, Lois has a son (Jason).  She also has a husband, okay?! 

Yeah, Lois whispered something to Superman at the hospital while recuperating.  But no one knows what it was. She might be saying “Spiderman is also good looking” or something! 

Jason2 Yeah, Lois’ son pushed a grand piano to save his mom.  He is also asthmatic or maybe it’s caused by the boat rocking through the ocean or maybe his father Richard White (Lois’ husband) is also an alien with superpowers whom his spawn inherits! 

Yeah, Superman seems to be so emotionally attached to the kid!  So what?  With a cute face like that of the kid, who wouldn’t? 

Yeah, Superman mentioned “You may sometimes be an outcast, but you will never be alone… Father becomes a son and son becomes a father”.  Will somebody explain what the beep does that mean? 

Superman1_1 Yeah, Lois’ son mentioned that he liked Superman. So what? Everybody love Superman!

If ever it’s true, then I don’t like the idea.  I demand a DNA test!  Now na!


Five People That I Pray For…

Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.  Praying may be a profound ritual, a grand ceremony or a simple wish.  It is totally without a cost but has lots of rewards. It is a communication that brings us closer to the Higher Being.  It can be an effective escape and a way to solving pressing problems. It is also a mode to thank, praise and show gratitude to God on issues we thought would never be disentangled.

Sign I admit that I am not a prayerful person.  But when I pray, I do it with sincerest heart and intention.  The five people that I never miss praying for are:

First, I pray for my parents and relatives.  These are the sets of people that can never be chosen.  These precious people are sent from heaven via fate.  These are the folks that molded me and built my life’s foundation.  They are the rays of sunshine for what could have been a dark and dreary life.

Second, I pray for my friends.  This is the set of individuals that I have chosen.  God, with his grace empowered me this time to choose them.  They enabled me to create further my social nature.  I consider them the breezes in my life.

Third, I pray for my co-workers, officemates and employers.  They may be or not be friends or relatives but a big chunk of my life’s time is spent with them.  They keep me sane, worthy and economically sound.

Fourth, I pray for my loved one.  This person may have already passed through my lifetime or may have yet to arrive.  I always pray that this person’s heart and intentions be pure at all times.  This individual makes life more colorful and exciting.

Pray_1 Lastly, I pray for myself.  It’s either asking or thanking for a little peace of mind.  I could never pray for the sets of people I have mentioned if my being will never be guided and rewarded.

Pray! It’s free.

World Cup 2006 Philippine Team!

President Gloria Arroyo prior to going to the Philippines from Spain decided to cross Germany to watch the world’s greatest sports game – soccer.  While watching the quarter finals between Germany and Argentina she luckily seated beside the president of FIFA.  With her persuading words and charm she was able to convince the FIFA president to include the Philippines to participate in the world cup even if it has been running half-way through.

Players_4 After the game and on her way back to the Philippines, Gloria made an immediate shortlist of players who would play at the World Cup.  Beside the list of players’ names she also wrote her justifications so that in case her god-son Cheez Escudero and the opposition would question her about the selection, she would have enough reasons why these people were chosen.  The lucky players are:

  1. Frankie (the scary yet gentle giant of Pinoy Big Brother) – he will be the goalkeeper.  With his long limbs, surely all soccer balls can be easily blockaded.  Moreover, with his scary looks, opponents will surely not go near him.
  2. Manny Pacquiao and Robin Padilla – soccer is known to have very poignant spectators and players.  Due to these running wild emotions, it has been a usual scenario that brawls happen.  To protect Pinoy players from this circumstance, Manny and Robin will be the best Philippine represetatives in case this brute situation arise.
  3. Zanjoe Marudo and Sam Milby – a handful of soccer players are gorgeous and good-looking.  To create the illusion that Filipinos also possess this striking physical qualities, Zanjoe and Sam are the finest pick.
  4. Madam Auring – aside from creating a mark for the Philippines to line-up the first female soccer player in the World Cup, Madam Auring can predict who among the opponent players will score.  This will truly help Frankie who to traumatize with his looks during the game.
  5. Willie Revillame – the Philippine team would not just want it as as sports game but also a money making venture.  Due to the inability to finalize the national budget to finance the team, Willie can actually solicit money from the hoards of spectators while singing the Wowowee theme song.  Wow, the collection is in Euro!
  6. The Tulfo Brothers (Mon, Ben and Erwin) – soccer entails the players to do a lot of kicking.  These three brothers have been doing a lot of that.  Kicking the assess of suspected criminals and bad elements in the society.
  7. Rustom Padilla and Richard Gutierrez – aside from the Tulfo brothers, these two guys can actually help in scoring.  Richard will just need to spread his wings ‘Mulawin’ style.  There has been fresh news that Rustom accepted the role for Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, the Pinoy gay superhero.  In this case these two guys can just fly within the arena while keeping the ball on air and never let the opponents touch it!

Worldcuplogo_1 Gloria finished her list, reviewed it and felt satisfied.  Back to the Philippines and on her way down the airport tarmac, you can here her mumble a song, ‘Here we go! Ole Ole Ole…"

Sharpness of James Blunt

Jamesblunt A couple of nights ago I was able to watch James Blunt sang live in two US TV shows.  He sang ‘Beautiful’ at Late Night With Conan O’Brien show and ‘Goodbye My Lover’ in Oprah.  James Blunt is one of the hottest singers now in UK.  He is popular not because of his looks (he looks like a geeky Hobbit actually) but because of his moving songs and extraordinary voice.

One thing I noticed in both numbers.  James Blunt was truly the opposite of his surname.  He was truly sharp.  Sharp in the sense of conveying the words that he wants to say in his song.  Also, in both live performances he delivered it with bursting emotion.  He doesn’t seem to sing for the mere singing or for merely promoting his fantastic album.  He seem to be so engulfed with the emotion and meaning of the song.  Especially the Oprah episode, I noticed that he had gone teary eyed upon the end of his song.  He was blurting out the phrase "I’m so hollow".  Gosh that was simply enchanting!  He really feels and internalize that he was able to get across the full emotion to the listeners.

Jamesblut5 In his first debut album ‘Back to Bedlam’ my personal favorite is ‘Goodbye My Lover’.  In a number of interviews, James Blunt always says that this song is the cut that he is most proud of.  Did you know that this song was recorded inside the bathroom of Mr. Blunt’s landlady in Los Angeles?  It is a bit rare to know that a piano exists inside a bathroom.  Or maybe this is one of those foolish make-up stories to hype up the album.  Well, it doesn’t need one actually because the words and melody of the song is so brilliant.

People say James Blunt nowadays is a pain in the ass to deal with, he is bratty and doesn’t fix him self up.  All I can say about that is, "the hell I care!"  I am not a fan but he moved me with his songs.  Very few singers can do that.

My Appelations

Neil is my first name.  Neil is an Irish name which means champion.  This name was given to me by my parents as based on the name of the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong.  Though almost a year has passed he was a big hit around the world during that time.

Romasanta is my middle name.  This name means a saint from Rome or of Rome.  Romasantas in the Philippines came from Nasugbu, Batangas.

Langit is my surname.  This is a Malay term meaning door of heaven but the Tagalog/Filipino meaning is heaven or the House of God.

When my father was still alive, I got the chance to talk to him and Nengkoy on what could have been my name if I was born a girl.  They told me that my name could have been Gloria.  They told me that it coulde have been based on the name of Gloria Diaz who won the Ms. Universe pageant a year before I was born.

It has been a tradition that if you want to know your porn star name, you need to put together the name of your first pet plus the name of the street where you lived during childhood.  When I was around 9 or 10 years old, I had a pure white dog and our family named her Farrah (after Farrah Fawcet, the sexy bombshell in Charlie’s Angels TV show).  I grew up at J. Fernando Street in Pasay City.  Therefore, my pornstar name if ever, will be Farrah Fernando – it sounds like a true-blue boldstar!

I had a teacher in high school who called me Niel (pronounced: Niyel).  She was my teacher in Filipino who gave me 79 as a grade during the first grading period of my 3rd year in high school.  I still remember her (but not her name though) because that grade caused me not be included in the honor roll during my high school graduation.  I don’t know for what reason why she had difficulty pronouncing my name properly.  Maybe it’s because she is a Filipino subject teacher and my name is so English.

At present, there are some friends of mine who would call me HR.  These dear friends are former co-employees in the hotel industry.  They call me HR because I was the head of the human resources department of the hotel we were working at.  Also at present, there are some friends and officemates who would call me Delicious.  The reason is because everytime they would ask if how I am, I would always respond with great pleasure and pride saying, "Eto, delicious pa rin…" (Here okay, still delicious…)

What about Nengkoy? How does she call me during my childhood days?  I guess every mother has their own name-call or exclusive way of calling their child.  I have a friend whose name is Robert who told me that his mother calls him Bambino.  I have another friend whose name is PJ but his mother calls him Pidyong.  Like me, they claim that only their mothers call them that way.  What about Nengkoy? Well… she calls me ‘Baduday‘.

To end this not so sensible writing, let me put some meaning and feeling to it then.  Names are tags that people assigns to another individual that will forever be associated to his/her totality of personality.  Furthermore, names may it be holy-based, stinky-sounding, too common or too rare can actually be a general suggestive way to live a life since you are identified with such appelation every single time people calls you. 

Lucky me my name is Neil meaning champion… with a heavenly surname!

Word of the day is… Pechay

Pechay_1 Pechay is a popular vegetable that grows and thrives in the Philippines.  This leafy vegetable can be sauted or cooked adobo style.  It is a minor ingredient in various Pinoy viands like Nilaga and Cosido.  This fibrous vegetable when eaten, basically maintains its fiber structure – it’s still visible and identifiable – when pushed out of the body during defecation.

With the evolution of the Filipino language, the word pechay has started to make its mark giving a different meaning.  These are:

  1. It is the word used when a person would not want to utter bad and displeasing word.  Example, a lady reacting to an abominable situation may say, "Anak ng Pechay!" instead of "Anak ng Put*", meaning son of a bitc*.  ‘Anak ng Pechay’ is milder and lighter to the ear making the talker a bit graceful.
  2. Pechay can also mean a female sex organ.  In a recent Pinoy movie entitled ‘Manay Po’, a gay character was so depressed when he found out that his bestfriend and love of his life already have a girlfriend.  For him to lure his bestfriend to fall for him he wants to have a lot of money so that a ‘pechay’ can be assembled in his body (means undergoing a sex change).

It still makes me wonder why Filipinos can’t just utter the Tagalog/Filipino word of vagina.  When in fact in the US a monologue has been entitled ‘Vagina Monologue’.  Can you just imagine translating it in Tagalog/Filipino?  It would be entitled ‘Puk*ng Mag-Isang Nagsasalita’ better yet calling it ‘Pagtatalumpati ng Pechay’.  It’s more assuasive to hear.

Happy and healthy pechay to everyone!

Dirty Nun… anyone?

Me as a person is not very religious.  Maybe that is why I do not have a close friend who is a priest, a pastor, a religious preacher or a nun. 

I have always been fascinated with nuns.  When I was young (even until now), I always perceive them to be so beautiful (not on a sexy way though) and so clean.  I always wonder how these ladies can keep themselves so fresh and unsoiled all day long.  I actually have yet to see a dirty nun.  I have seen them walk the street – rally wise or not – and yet they can keep their cool disposition and tidiness even under the heat of a scorching sun and dusty air of the metropolis.

In my whole life, I just had two nun teachers.  One was during grade school days, a missionary nun who would teach the virtues of the Catholic religion during homeroom subject – too bad I forgot her name.  The other was in college who taught me all my Theology subjects, her name is Sister Fermina.  Too bad during those times, I was too afraid to ask these two ladies how can they keep themselves so neat.

I guess a lot of people will answer this question by saying… “Maybe it is because the cleanliness of their spirit and peacefulness of their minds radiates to their physical being”.