Day: June 16, 2008

Noisy Neighbors by Chico

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i have been a Strange Fruit reader since the day i heard chico announced it in rx almost daily. 🙂

I could say he is smart and a good writer slash photographer slash DJ slash who knows what more.

Anyways, there is this hot post in his blog entitled ‘Noisy Neighbors‘ wherein he imparts his rant about loud neighbors. It had caught the interest of many especially when a reader named Marcus commented on it. You could see how many fans and friends and readers supported chico and empathizes him with his noisy-neighbor-dilemma.

As what i could understand from the discussion(er debate?), chico was comparing their previous neighbor with the current ones. Both are loud people but the latter happened to noisier and louder.

I empathize with chico. For more than two decades on earth, I have been living in a noisy neighborhood where people sing there esophagus out during their late night inuman and videoke sessions. Children plays in front of your house in the highest volume capacity of their throat speaking words of curses and PI’s all the time. There are these bingo games and chismisan moments during afternoons where you usually take a nap. Grr..

Anyways, back to chico’s blog. The subject that made his blog ‘controversial’ was when he mentioned a nationality in his post where Marcus reacted. For what i could understand, it was a ‘racial discrimination’ issue for one side and on the other side  it is a ‘just so happen to be a’ situation.

In a new post entitled ‘Noisy Neighbors 2‘, Chico answered openly the comment of Marcus defending his side that there is no discrimination happening. It just so happened that people next door are not Filipinos and the behavior are worse than the previous one.

On the other side, Marcus is just saying that it is better not to attributes nationality to situations like this. He is not against the emotional outburst of chico, only to the mentioning of nationality.

As for me and what i have read, both sides have their proper reasoning and defense for the debate.

The post was entertaining and educational as well. I admire the two debaters who just shared a healthy discussion. kudos bro! 😀


2008 Wishlist

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Next month, I’ll be adding another count to my age. Sadly, I am starting to feel that I am old and that I am missing a lot. On the other hand, I am very happy in how my life turned out and what it would be in the future.

As I was taking a break, I decided to write a birthday wishlist(as inspired by ate marian). And as I am jotting them down, the list is getting longer and longer. For now, here are the things I want in my birthday.

Book – I love reading books and I feel i missed a lot of the bestselling books in the market.

  • Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho
  • Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • A Message to Garcia – Elbert Hubbard
  • Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susann
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
  • Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
  • The Shack – William P Young
  • As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner


  • Boyz II Men – I just love them so much


  • Naruto – what can I say, I am a naruto fanatic from the very beginning

Gadget – just a wish hehe

  • White Apple MacBook
  • Canon Digital Rebel XTi / XSi

If it is christmas and santa is real, i’ll hang up a very big sock(maybe a sack with be better :D) in the window.

There is nothing wrong with dreaming and wishing y’all heheh 🙂