Wednesday, January 28



male / female roles. i have a guy friend who is totally against the "guys are the pursuers and girls are the pursuee's" model. not that he thinks guys shouldn't pursue, but that girls should be able to pursue as well. it all started when one of his guy friends was asked out by a girl. i think most guys would be flattered. at least i would. but instead his friend felt awkward. why? because she just reversed the roles.

stereotypically, men are "supposed to be" the pursuers, the knights in shining armor, the door-openers... women are "supposed to be" the pursuee's, the damsel's in distress, the... ok, that's enuf. i don't wanna get in trouble. hahaha. you get the picture. =)

so the big question is: are these "roles" taught to us by society? or are they ingrained in our very nature? are men supposed to be the hunters? and women the hunted? are men supposed to be the proposers? and women the acceptors? or in some cases... the rejecters?! have we all been brainwashed? or is the Y chromosome really that significant?

i was watching PBS the other day. it was all about how a female leopard pee's everywhere and all the male leopards follow it. wow. that's just wonderful. when male leopards find her, they fight over her. who ever wins, does her. sorry to be so blunt. but that's basically what happened. no hi-my-name-is-mr-leopard, nothing. anywayz, is that evidence that the male-pursuer and female-pursuee roles are instinctual? i dunno. but i do know this... i probably wouldn't pursue a girl who urinated everywhere. or would i? happy hunting!

5:20 PM      


Tuesday, November 11



mom. my mom left me a voicemail the other day: "tino, i need to talk to you right away. it's urgent. call me back." urgent? what the? no how are you? no i love you? just call me back? omg... what happened?

mrfilipno: [ring ring]
mamafilipno: hello?
mrfilipno: hello ma?! i just got your message! is everything ok?!
mamafilipno: tino! i'm so glad you called! do you know how to do fractions?

omg. my mom is crazy. i almost had a heart attack over fractions. sigh... but u gotta love her. she's so cute when she's "helpless". you would think a doctor with over 40 years experience who taught at harvard medical school would be good at math. oh no. not my mom. she can diagnose you clinically insane, but when it comes to 33% off the sale price it's a whole 'nother story.

actually, she was trying to figure out her score on a test. "tino, what's 18 out of 20?" ...so cute. i helped her out along with some other life-long math questions. i told her when we get together for turkey day we could have a big mother-and-son-math-bonding session. man, i miss her. i can't wait till we both live in the same state again. sigh... someday soon... i love ya ma...

11:15 AM      


Thursday, October 16



love. after many moons of being absent in the blogging world, i have finally found something blog "worthy". call me cheezy. call me a hopeless romantic. call me up for a date. whatever. but in light of eric and anna's wedding i find it only appropriate. i have searched high and wide for the meaning... the essence... of love. the entry however was soooo big that i had to break it up into volumes. here it goes:

volume 1 - kids quotes on love.
volume 2 - famous quotes on love.
volume 3 - mrfilipno's quotes on love.

volume 1 - kids quotes on love.

1. love is when mommy makes coffee for daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him to make sure it's ok.
2. love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your french fries without making them give you any of theirs.
3. love is when someone hurts you. and you get so mad but you don't yell at them because you know it would hurt their feelings.
4. love is when mommy sees daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.
5. love is when you tell someone something bad about yourself and you're scared they won't love you anymore but then you get surprised because not only do they still love you but they love you even more yup.
6. love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken.
7. love is when my older sister gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.
8. love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.
9. love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt then he wears it everyday."

and my personal favorite...

10. love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.

volume 2 - famous quotes on love.

1. love isn't as much a feeling as it is an action. it is the sustained ability to put someone else's needs above yours. day after day. year after year. - coco -
2. i have found the paradox that if i love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. - mother teresa -
3. don't marry someone you can live with, marry someone you can't live without. - pastor seth/sung -
4. we are never so helplessly unhappy as when we lose love. - sigmund freud -
5. looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. - david grayson -
6. one word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is sex. (haha. just kidding.) that word is money. (kidding again!) that word is... drugs! wow. i just butchered that quote. - sophocles -
7. to get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. - mark twain -
8. love like you’ve never been hurt. (And dance like no one is watching!) - jimmy johns -
9. love gives. lust takes. - some radio dude -

and as for number ten, i would usually stray away from putting something like this on my blog, but this it really made me think. and cringe. it's by henry wadsworth longfellow:

10. there's nothing in this world so sweet as love. and next to love the sweetest thing is hate.

ohhhh... scary, isn't it... on a lighter note! here is the last volume! =P

volume 3 - mrfilipno's quotes on love.

1. love is writing a cheezy love poem for someone who thinks it's cheezy too.
2. love is when you accidently say their name instead of someone elses. whoops!
3. love hurts. but dang... it hurts goooooood...
4. does she breath? pulse?
5. love is when she farts and it's still cool.
6. love stinks! i'm never(!)... oh shoot, she's cute....
7. love is when you feel like a BIG DORK around someone.
8. love is when you can BE a big dork around someone.
9. love is when you FEEL like someone.

lastly... what is love? what is LOVE you ask? sigh... must i tell you EVERYTHING?! listen up... err... read up and read close. I'm only going to write this once...

10. love is... at it's very ESSENCE...
....in it's very NATURE... LOVE... is... sigh...
...when your score is zero in tennis. peace yall...

"greater love hath no man than this, that
a man lay down his life for his friends."

7:12 PM      


Thursday, July 24



goth. i went to the most interesting place last nite. the manray. it's a goth club. i had to wear all black just to get in. it felt like i was in the opening scene of blade, right before they turned on the blood-sprinklers. it was pretty cool. but no blood-sprinklers. and no one went for my jugular. oh well... you can't have everything in life! atleast there was a large assortment of horns, whips, and chains. maybe i'll go again on friday. FETISH friday! i'll get a discount if i wear leather! or drag! or cyber erotica! wow! i love boston!

2:47 PM      


Monday, July 14



third eye. so i went swimming for the first time at beach near my place. and lemme tell ya, it was grrrreat! in due time, i should be sprouting a third eye somewhere on my body from all the chemical reactions the water had on my skin. i couldn't even begin to boast about what was floating in it. was it bacteria? a special type of algae? tiny little animals maybe? awwww... cute. whatever it was it kept changing color. like it knew i was coming. hmph... i just hope my third eye grows somewhere cool. like my elbow! fun! so yall gotta come to boston and experience it for yourself. especially on july 19! coz i have a big performance! woo hoo! here ya go:

what: 3rd eye open (no way!)
when: July 19 - Saturday
time: 9am-9pm
what:
DJ Battle
Graffiti Art Exhibition
Basketball Tournament
BBoy & BGirl battle
Poppin Competition
Phunk Phenomenon Performance

so come to boston! we'll be third eye buddies! in more ways than one!

1:52 PM      


Tuesday, May 27



broke as a joke. in detroit i think in 1's and 5's. in boston i think in 5's and 10's. in nyc... i think in 20's! 20 dollar cover charges. 20 dollar meals. 20 dollar cab rides. dang dood! i'm practically GIVING my money away. and the best part is... i LOVE it. i LOVE spending all my hard-earned money all in one nite. that way i can stay up till the sun rises, feel my body collapse under me, and wake up with three new pimples and an empty wallet. ahhh... the life. all or nothin baby. in the words of mr. elliot: he is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. now that's one die-hard karaoke fan. thanks for the memories nyc. till next week!

5:40 PM      


Tuesday, May 6



phunk phenomenon. great news everyone! i made it into a hip hop group out here in boston! woo hoo! after three weeks of grueling tryouts, i'm finally in! and lemme tell ya, these peeps don't mess around! i have to sign two contracts! one contract says i agree to only dance for phunk phenomenon. no music videos. no commercials. nothing. apparently they do that sort of thing here. even if i just want to dance with funktion and 2xs at the 5-year reunion (hint! hint!), i have to have their permission. the second contract says that if i violate the code of conduct (miss too many practices, disrespect the directors, get caught with drugs, etc) my "membership will be immediately terminated." dang dood! this is HARDCORE! i love it! it's exactly what i've been waiting for! and just in time coz...

...our BIG SHOW of the year is on sunday JUNE 8! it's called the roots of hiphop. so yall gotta come down to boston and see it! and there's kids in it too! all these lil doods and doodettes are gonna be shakin their lil booties! so if yall want tix ($15) you have to let me know ASAP! coz it's almost sold out! i promise you won't regret it. phunk/tion/xs for life!

5:58 PM