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Ganzon v. Inserto - G.R. No. L-56450

Jun. 22nd, 2012 | 01:28 pm

I still read Supreme Court cases for fun. 

Yes, in 2010 I developed a new source of literature. 

It's a fantastic insight into Philippine history and the concerns of Filipinos from over a century ago. 
Not enough is made of these. 

I've known since perhaps 4 years ago that one of my relatives from Aklan was a Judge of sorts. 
And due to my abhorrence of that part of my family, I've rejected any connection.
Due mainly to my conviction that having never known them or even known of them from my dad, that all connections once severed, must remain severed. Partly in deference to my dad who severed them, but also, partly for convenience and my own personal preference. Of the little facts I know about that part of my family, I've found that I do not like what I know. 

Having been influenced by yes, another TV show, Who Do You Think You Are?, I made a quick search for people with my surname. 
The first thing that interested me online was a Supreme Court case from Lawphil. Lawphil being a website I know all too well from my lawschool days.

In a salute to my days in school, I will digest the case in the manner I was taught.

To be continued..

Case link is here:

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Jun. 3rd, 2012 | 07:21 pm

TS Eliot worked as a clerk in the Foreign Accounts division of Llyod's TSB while writing his greatest poems. 
Maybe it was the drudgery of that life that allowed him to write the Waste Land. 
Maybe it was the drones that he worked with, or the drone that he was that allowed him to write about J. Alfred Prufrock. 


Also, a guy who knows who Prufrock is without doing any googling is hot. 


Also, I am a snob. 

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May. 11th, 2009 | 09:52 am

 I've known for a while that I've been taking pictures of my shoes when I'm travelling. It started because I started wondering how countries that particular pair of shoes has been to. I wish I was more conscious that I was doing this, so that I could have taken more pictures everywhere. There are some places that I missed out. Pity, they were pretty.

I wish I started doing this with a polaroid (haha poser) when I was younger. If I ever get knocked up, I will do this for my kids. I hope they will appreciate it. 

On the Pont Neuf, Paris
on the Pont Neuf, Paris

On a lounge chair, Boracay

On the 3, Subway, NYC

The freezing beaches in Calais with Aurea, Kathy Au Man Hau, Edison Dau
On Court Philippe Chartrier, watching Justine Henin-Hardenne Roland Garros

On immersion, Brgy Talisay, Calatagan

On the steps of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Some museum in Chicago

On the 5th platform, Yau Ma Tei Station, Kowloon

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What We Did During Earth Hour 2009

Mar. 30th, 2009 | 12:26 pm
music: School of Seven Bells - Connjur

On March 28, 2009 the Inserto family, in our new house, observed Earth Hour.
In seeming defiance of all their neighbors who clung, in a pre-Obama world, to their flourescent lights

In the darkness sat the the enlightened.

I was struck as to the strength of my parents' desire to observe this one hour of global solidarity, which I maintain is strictly symbolic. Because in the time of Angelina Jolie, Barack Obama and Prince Rania, it is always nice, even très chic, to say matter-of-factly with no qualms, "Oh yeah, we observed Earth hour". The words having been said in such plain terms, the delivery belying the fact that doing so meant something, not only for the environment but also to that person's soul and self-worth. Observing this one hour, as advertised everywhere, has one feeling like an englightened (no pun intended) human being. My parents are normally dismissive of such desire but I attribute this newfound support to their greater awareness given that they spend more time now watching television of all different contents. Maybe moving into our new house has inspired them to make a few changes.

What we did during earth hour? Inserto kids play games.

As resident perpetrator of such games, I decided we would play a classic Battle of the Brains. Ate Crix had the genuis idea to pair up Papa and Mommy to go against Pia and Abi. Ate Crix was the scorer while I was quizmaster.

We drank coke + gin with our parents and ate cacahuètes aka peanuts.

Examples of questions:
Category: Philippine Geography
Name three places in the Philippines wherein the name is comprised of one phrase repeated twice:
Mom : Tawi-Tawi, Carcar, something i can't recall

Category: Science
Explain E=MC2
Abi: energy is equal mass times speed of light squared

Category: Entertainment
Name this red-haired actress from Smyrna, Georgia.
Pia: Julia Roberts!!
For 2 bonus points: name the movie she starred in ----

Category: General Knowledge
Enumerate four japanese made cars:
Papa: Toyota, Mitsubishi, Honda, Lexus!!!!
Abi: Hyuanda, Kia, 
Pia: Abi thats fucking Korean!
Mom: Pia you said fuck!
Pia: Its Abi's fault!

Category: Philippine Entertainment
Name Francis Magalona's mother
Mom: Pancho Magalona, ay tatay pala yun
Abi: Maxillena!
Pia: I know this.....
Pia: daaammit!

Category: Bible
The prophet Jonah was swallowed by a fish / whale on his way to this place:
Mom: Tsh, easy round, Nineveh.
Abi: Haha, kala ko  Jonas!

Other highlights: Mom singing/ marching the Bagong Lipunan song.
Cheering competition: Parents cheered about Abi's ateneo appeal and commuting to La Salle. Papa yelled, mom danced.
Kids cheered in unison calling the parents old and fat.

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Cylon Lover Pot VS Cullen Lover Crix

Nov. 13th, 2008 | 02:07 am

Disclaimer: Don't actually hate Twilight. I just love to tease Ate's new found geekiness.
She has accepted the challenge.

One fine day, two room mates started a fight.

BSG = Battlestar Galactica
Twilight = garbage

Pot: bsg>twilight
Crix: TWILIGHT > and not equal to bsg
Pot: twilight can kiss my ass
Pot: my big fat ass
Crix: they wouldn't want...
Crix: they'd think its kadire
Pot: cylons > pretty boy vampires
Pot: horny cylons > horny vampires
Crix: cylons are feeling humans!
Pot: cylon human conflict love > vampire human conflict love
Crix: some of them dont even know they're cylons = BOBO
Pot: vampires cant tan = losers
Pot: vampires cant tan = losers
Pot: cylon human conflict love > vampire human conflict love
Crix: vampires have a MOVIE coming out
Crix: cylons are STUCK on TV
Pot: vampire love is just bandwagon love because harry potter is done
Pot: its not real
Crix: BSG + ZENA = disaster
Pot: nwahahahahahahhaa
Pot: touché!
Crix: vampires and wizards are friends
Pot: vampires and wizards are not friends
Crix: natalo na yung cylons mo... ibabanat mo HP
Crix: LOSER......
Pot: twilight vampires are sucky pariahs compared to anne rice vampires
Pot: fine..
Crix: stick to your players...
Pot: cylons can make babies
Crix: ooooooh.... edward and bella has RENESMEE
Crix: half vampire / half human
Pot: hera = half cyclon / half human ALL HOT
Pot: they just get downloaded in newer hotter bodies
Crix: VAMPIRES are mythical creatures... and may be existing among us... CYLONS are totally fiction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Crix: wahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahha...
Crix: go back to your battlestar!
Pot: sharon valerii would turn edwards balls into dust
Crix: edwards balls will beat uncle cooper's balls
Crix: and ur cds...
Crix: they will DISAPPEAR mysteriosly, tonight
Crix: ohhhhhhhh... she got scared!
Crix: i will put it i my panty
Pot: eww.. kasi andun si edward sa phone mo?
Pot: kapatid ni BAM BAM
Crix: bwahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahah
Crix: bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahah
Pot: pasalamat ka BSG lang nilaban ko sa TWILIGHT mo
Pot: kung kasali lang si yoda dito. burado na yan esguerra na yan

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My Tuesday Morning Dilemma

Oct. 8th, 2008 | 07:40 am

Apologies. TV GEEKS ONLY. Dilettantes be warned. Too much coach potato-ness.

Every Tuesday, as Monday night ends an antipode away, in the US, I'm confronted with the same problem. WHAT AM I GOING TO DOWNLOAD FIRST.

Love is not love if it ain't spylove. Proof that the Geek has inherited the earth. And are cute. Star Wars references every three episodes. Yvonne Strahotski.

How I Met Your Mother.
Because it's awesome, legendary, delightful, has smurf penises, slutty pumpkins and Robin Sparkles. If you don't agree, you'll just get lawyered.

Gossip Girl.
Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you. Rufus is hotter than all of the other guys. Bluck.

One Tree Hill.
I don't know why I can't stop watching this show.  Maybe I'm just waiting for the next stalker / crazy nanny / shooting / Lucas love pentagon. Always and forever.

Prison Break.
Only the brave can suspend disbelief for four seasons.

I will wait to buy the whole DVD after the season has wrapped. Because I believe this:
KILL THE CHEERLEADER, save the world.

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Buy the truth

Oct. 3rd, 2008 | 04:17 pm

Why are people obsessed with Nylon magazine lately?

Everywhere I look people are calling it truth.

I wish I could buy truth too. Even as an import.

But for the past years I've been content with hi-res scans of the truth posted online.

Is a scan of the truth a half - truth? Does truth need to be absorbed in its original form? I would bet archaeologists and anthropologists would have something to say about this.

Maybe they could include Paris and then call it Panylon. Nypalon.

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A Place Where Time Stands Still

Sep. 28th, 2008 | 04:42 pm
music: LeightonMeester - Bette Davis Eyes

Written in 2004. For Dr. Batin's English class. I wrote better as a freshie.
Assignment: personal reflection

A Place Where Time Stands Still
i lost the accompanying picturesCollapse )

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Blue Eagle the King

Sep. 26th, 2008 | 09:10 am
music: song for mary - rico blanco

Oh yeah we won. Oh yeah I was there.

Oh yeah we sweeped them. Oh yeah I was there.
Oh yeah Chris inspired us. Oh yeah I was there.
Oh yeah Nonoy blocked shots. Oh yeah I was there.
Oh yeah Rabeh was surgical. Oh yeah I was there.
Oh yeah bongga si Jai. Oh yeah I was there.
Oh yeah Buenafe hustled. Oh yeah I was there.
Oh yeah Jobe got his 15 minutes of fame. Oh yeah I was there.
Oh yeah Coach Norman was classy. Oh yeah I was there.

Oh yeah the refs were whistle happy. Oh yeah I was there.
Oh yeah, what? Luto? I say, play as a team, not as a  pair.
Oh yeah go foul King Tiu but beware Bader,
Oh yeah Atkins is pogi but he don't model (Hanford) underwear.
Oh yeah you're tough guys cus on your chins you have hair.
Oh yeah he made those fouls. JV graduated, its only fair.
Oh yeah he got his comeuppance. Rico, I really don't (frigging) care.
Oh yeah you're gonna sour grape? Isuntok mo nalang ang pader.

Oh no they didn't! 
Oh yeah we did. Oh yeah I was there.
Oh yeah ang sarap maging atenista. Its a truth, not just a shirt we like to wear.
Oh yeah nga pala.
Ang sarap maging champion. Oh yeah I was there.

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Itching to Watch These Movies

Aug. 31st, 2008 | 10:11 am

The Brother's Bloom
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
A Girl Cut in Two
NY I love You
The Last Mistress
Brideshead Revisited
House Bunny
Burn After Reading
The Duchess
Edge of Love
Miracle at St. Anna
Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist
Son of Rainbow
Synecdoche, New York
Eagle Eye
Edge of Heaven
Hippie Hippie Shake
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Yes, Man
Female Agents

No more HP HBP on this list.

Still halfway through the second season of Skins. And not am halfway through War and Peace (the 07 Euro production)

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