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Ready. Set. Begin!

Two days left and my month-long holiday vacation will be over. And before I start my working days again, I’d like to start-off with my goals or resolutions for this new year. I know, resolutions might be only effective during the first quarter of a new year since by mid-year, they are most-likely forgotten. But anyways, here are mine:

Ipagpatuloy ang pagbabasa ‘Ready. Set. Begin!’

Under Maintenance

Aaargh! I think my 2 year-old Nintendo DS Lite’s hinge cannot hold it any longer.  As you can see in the photo,  a huge chunk of the hinge is already missing :(. Most first generation DSLite (Polar white Lites, like mine) had got this problem going on. They start with just a hairline crack and later on it just grows and grows and grows.

Ipagpatuloy ang pagbabasa ‘Under Maintenance’


A new year. A new age. A fresh start. Another chance.
I just turned a year older two weeks ago. Every year I’ve been telling myself that I’ve grown so much, Changed a lot, but I guess I just like to think of it that way. I was really hoping that I wouldn’t change that much but it was like crashing through a huge wave. It was inevitable. Change is constant. I am not. Realizations suddenly come as we grow. To me the world becomes more and more senseless. As we grow, we get caught up in life created by our society. Being trapped in a routine. Work. Home. A little fun. Work. Some people just accept the fact that this is life while some lucky ones has found a different meaning in seeing life.
The children. I still envy them for in their eyes the world is still new and fascinating. Most people take that for granted, ridiculing other’s wonderment with the world. Immature — That’s the word they use to describe those who still has passion to live. Most complicate simple things in such various levels. A simple problem can be solved in an easy way yet most opt for the harder solution. Yet most of us has this inner child. How is a child laughing different from an adult laughing?
I just wish I won’t turn into one of those people. Dull. Boring. Lifeless… I still keep the child inside. In one way or another that kid inside of me pulls me through life itself. He keeps reminding me to be different; find Challenges; see life through another angle; Don’t let the passion fade away; Lust for life.
So here’s to another new year to me.

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- Fizzy.Out.Burst -

I want to start again. It’s been an endless cycle for me in the blogging work: Active – Hiatus – Dead – Zombie Mode – Active. Ever since I started working I have less and less time for blogging nowadays. There’s so much things that I wanted to do but there is little time. Sometimes I find myself awake until the wee hours of the night (or morning) reflecting on what I have been doing in the past years of my life. Anyway enough about my rants, the important thing is I’m back again trying to revive my lonely home in the blogosphere. 🙂

Fizzy Outburst — it’s a title that I come up with when thinking about renovating my blog. It’s either I set-up another blogspace in wordpress or stick with this current one. Since I remembered that I have less time for writing things up, I think I’d rather speak through pictures in my blog. But I still promise to write even short posts about my interests. Why did I chose Fizzy Outburst? I noticed that sometimes I have this sudden bursts of inspiration come out from me. Sometimes unusual ideas pop-up at the most inappropriate times. These are the times when I’m not in front of my PC thinking of what to blog. With that I’m trying hard to stick to these ideas, making mental notes or taking them down in my cellphone just for me to remember them. The only problem again is finding the time to write it here. Anyway, let’s see if I can keep this up — (I also said this when I started my Tumblr account). Let’s hope for the best.

There may be changes with my current lay-out since I’m not yet decided on what the final version will be. 😛 . I think this will be my default theme for now. Just a little more minor tweaking and I’m done. Also, I’ll be writing mostly in English (Obviously to sharpen my English writing skills) so I want to say sorry in advance for future (and current) grammatical errors. Maybe there will be a little post on Tagalog every now and then. Let’s see where it takes us. 🙂

What to expect in the coming days: Past Adventures, Reviews, Hobbies, Reflections and whatever ideas that I can save from this fizzy brain of mine.

Life Update

  • Currently reading ‘Life of Pi’ by Yan Martell. I still have 5 books pending to be finished: ‘Eleven Minutes’ by Paolo Coelho, ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ by Gabriel Garcia Bernal (Which I doubt that I would finish since I already saw the film), ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Kosseini (I’m avoiding the film so that I could read this) and two self-help books which was given to me as a gift (I’m not a fan of self-help books).
  • Was so into ‘Suikoden Tierkreis’ for the Nintendo DS, got bored and left it halfway and got engrossed with ‘DotA’ and ‘Left 4 Dead’. I’m thinking of re-playing ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ for the Playstation 2.
  • Got sucked in another hobby which is photography. Imagery in all mediums has always fascinated me before. This time imagery via light captured my interest the most. Now I have tons of pictures awaiting to be post-processed.
  • Health issues already bothered me. Although I’m still young (I’m talking about early twenties here. And that’s still young for me. :D), I’m already experiencing the cons of having a deskjob (increasing mass, less bodily movment).
  • I’m in desperate need of a vacation or just a relaxing break from this city life. Been planning with friends to go to Puerto for a weekend. I hope by that time the weather would cooperate with us.
  • My sleep cycles has already been broken. I’ve been sleeping at around 2-3 AM in the morning and wakes up at around 8 AM. I think I need stronger sleeping pills.
  • Just finished ‘Ga Rei Zero’ series. It was great Anime with intense action and interesting storyline. It’s a much needed break from the light-comedy Animes that I’ve been watching. ‘Shikabane Hime’ and ‘Toradora’ still pending to be finished though.
  • What else?…. Oh, I like donuts.


Biyernes ng gabi. Masaya akong umuwi ng aking bahay sapagkat tapos na ang aking trabaho para sa linggong iyon. Sinalubong ako ng aking lola na kasalukuyang nag-aayos ng mga upuan at lamesa sa aming bakuran. “Anak” Ika ni lola. “Bakit po?” tugon ko.

“Wala na ang iyong ina”.

Natigil ang pag-ikot ng aking mundo. Nagulantang sa mga salitang aking narinig.

“Ano po?”

“Ang iyong ina, lumisan na”

“Hindi Maari…”

Dali-dali akong pumasok sa bahay, inakyat ang kwarto ng aking mga magulang at binuksan ang kanilang aparador. Kulang. Nawawala. Kulang. Nawawala ang karamihan ng damit ng aking ina. Hindi makapaniwala, parang baliw na iling ng iling ang aking ulo.

“Kasinungalingan lang ang lahat!” ang sabi ko sa aking sarili.

Binuksan ko rin ang aparador na naglalaman ng mga maleta. Kulang. Hindi maari. Nawawala. Kulang. Nawawala ang isa sa mga maleta!

Nanlilingid na ang mga luha sa aking mga mata ngunit pilit kong pinipigilan. Unti-unti ko na ring tinanggap ang realidad: Wala na si ina. Wala na… Napasandal na lang ako sa aparador at dahan dahang naupo sa sahig habang pilit na kinukubli ang mga hikbi.

“Bakit?” Hinayaan kong dumaloy ang mga luha. “Bakit?” Nararamdan ko ang bawat patak sa aking mga braso. “Bakit?” Natikman ang ka-alatan ng bawat hinagpis mula sa aking mga mata. “Ba-kit…”

–Makalipas ang tatlong araw–

Lunes, bumalik ang aking ina. Lubos ang aking galak sapagkat siya ay nagbalik dala ang sandamakmak na pampa-lubag loob:

Ang Pampalubag loob
At ako’y nabuhay ng masaya habambuhay.
(Siyet! Naubos ko na ang isang supot ng sampalok.)

Ang mga totoong pangyayari:
* Biyernes, umuwi ako at nakita ko si lola na naka-feng shui mode na naman sa terrace. Inaayos niya na naman for the nth time ang mga upuan at lamesa. Tinanong ko siya kung nasaan si Mama, ang sagot niya eh nagpunta raw ng Negros kasama ang mga tita ko. Sabi ko na lang “Ah ok…” pero sa loob-loob ko: Hmp! Hindi ako sinama 😦 *sob*. Umakyat na lang ako sa aking kwarto at naglaro ng DOTA, binuhos ang lahat galit kay Lina Inverse.. LAGUNA BLADE!

The Big Move

Danboard moves to WordPress

It will be four years since I started blogging. I’ve been a blogspot user way before Google bought them and got integrated with Google’s system  So why move? I remember once in the past years of my blogging life that I almost moved to wordpress when I took notice of it but hesistation stopped me from doing so. Now, I’m open to test new waters, try new stuff and blog about the things that really interests me. So from Blogger to WordPress… Janboard (a.k.a Johnjan) is finally WordPressed!


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