My Naruto Blog made it to 39th place on PinoyTopBlogs today.

39th on PinoyTopBlogs

Is PinoyTopBlogs having some error ??? I just can’t believe.


Jologsly Yours. Yeah right!
Look at that!
Eeeew! Yuck!
Now what?!

I left home for work and I didn’t notice that my pants were folded unevenly. One is shorter than the other. I tried to fix them in the office but I really can’t make them even.

I have so many tasks to do so I just folded it like that temporarily. But I forgot that it was folded that way so I walked in and out the office on that cool style. Would you please help me fold it correctly?

This is one of my favorite shirts now. I just love it’s appeal. I don’t think I’d miss the next party around if another Google shirt will be raffled out.

Is this it? I can’t believe!

Google on my Desk

Most of you, for sure, do not know my real name. You call me ‘Ash’, but you don’t really know why ‘Ash’?

In this post, I will be revealing what ‘Ash’ is all about. You’ll know different characteristics of that name and why in the world I call myself ‘Ash’. Though I knew it from the start, I didn’t care if people mis-pronounced it as ‘A$$‘. And I also knew it that it’s not good to hear it when prefixed with ‘nice’. So I put ‘mr’, to totally make me ‘mr nice a$$‘.

What’s in that name is totally uncovered yet. Though, I already attempted to reveal it many times to let the world know about it.

My name is Aldrin Escalona Cantos. It has no brillance in it. Just a plain ordinary name.

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As much as I could, I hesitated typing posts that relates to ‘Jologs‘ before. But now that I have read 3 consecutive posts that connect to jologs, I think I should explain as well with my own words. Am I Jologs? Are you?

I was bloghopping a while back and I went through Ade’s post. After I read and laughed, I went ahead to Sexy Mom’s article which coincidentally tackles about jologs as well. And because it has a trackback to The Man Blog, I also went through it. It was so ironical. 3 posts straight made me ask myself. Am I jologs?

I hear this word everywhere I go. It started back in the late 90’s I think. It has different meanings to different people but I always understand it according to the way they use it. When somebody passes along in a very colorful attire, I hear it. When someone sings an old and unknown song, I hear it. When someone knows a movie which is unknown to most people, I hear it. When someone knows an actor/actress from the 80’s, I hear it. When there’s new kind of mushy tagalog movie, I also hear it.

Now, I understand it. Anything that a person don’t like, is Jologs to that person. Anything I want to call Jologs is Jologs.

In 2002, a movie called Jologs was shown in the Philippines. It was then that teen movies were a hit to the masses. (Gimmick, TGIS) It was a movie with different stories of different characters but in many scenes they meet each other but they are unaware of each others stories. I hope you get what I mean. I have never actually seen this movie but I am looking forward to see it soon.

I heard from many that the movie $***s. But I think they just don’t know how to connect each scene. I want to see it because I believe it’s nice to see it. Not that I am jologs.

I sometime’s wonder, Jologs might have won Oscar awards. Have you seen Crash and Babel? How about Love Actually?

UPDATES: Attaching a picture as requested.

From right: Dera, Abby, Ryan, Paulo, Joseph, Gia, Jhude, Leah (my wife), Me and May.

I did a special cooking session last night by myself :). I cooked Bulanglang, and it’s not very successfull. I used to cook that recipe during my grade school days and I don’t know why I forgot how to cook it perfectly. Besides, I lack some ingredients.

I was very excited to cook and I want to impress my wife. Did I, honey? Maybe next time I could perfect it ‘again’. Next time. BTW, it’s our lunch meal today.


Honey has her thoughts and rewards to my recipe. She also revealed the truth on her post.

Please welcome her back to the blogging world. I love you Honey!

The Alphabet of Life

I’ve posted this before on my other site and I just thought that this should be here instead or as well. 🙂

True friends are the “Alphabets” of one’s life. They Accept you and Believes in “you”. Call you just to say “Hi!” Don’t give up on you. Envision the whole of you (even the unfinished parts). Forgive your mistakes. Give unconditionally. Help you. Invite you over Just to “be” with you. Keep you close at heart. Loves you for who you are. Makes a difference in your life. Never Judges, Offers support, Picks you up, Quiets your fears, Raises your spirit, Says nice things about you, Tells you the truth when you need to hear it, Understands you, Values you, Walks beside you, X-plains thing you don’t understand, Yells when you won’t listen, and Zaps you back to reality.



My First Tag

What did you do in 2006 that you’ve never done before?

I did not celebrate my Christmas and New Year in Batangas. I used to celebrate either one before but last year, I celebrated both in Cavite.

What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
More visitors on my Naruto Blog.

What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
October 25. Sam’s First Birthday.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I maintained a happy family.

What was your biggest failure?
Did not meet my blogging goals.

What was the best thing you bought?
Gifts for Leah and Sam.

Did you suffer illnes of injury?

Whose behavior merited celebration?
Can’t think of anything.

What did you really, really get excited about?
Nothing particular but I always get excited to visit Batangas.

What songs will always remind you of 2006?
Helena – MCR.

Compared to this time last year, I am…
Less active as a blogger.

What do you wish you’d done more?
More posts on my Naruto Blog and Batangas Blog.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Overtime works.

How many one-night stands?
None. My wife might read this. :p jk

What was your fave TV program?
Can’t think of any. Regular Philippine tv programs are not very good.

What was the best book you’ve read?
I only had one book read 😀 and it was on 2005. Apache by Lorenzo Carcaterra

What was your greatest musical discovery?

What was your fave film of the year?
The Illusionist.

What did you do on you bday, and how old were you?
I celebrated my bday in the office. 😦 I’m 24

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
Jeans – Polo. Jeans – T-Shirt.

What kept you sane?
My faith in God, my wife and Sam.

Which celebrity figure did you fancy the most?
Dirk Nowitzki (Basketball), FPJ 😀

What political issue stirred you the most?
Probably when FPJ ran for President. It made me dislike him. 😦

Who did you miss…in Manila?
Let me fly out from Manila first. 😀

Who was the best new person you met?
The only new persons I met last year were the Bloggers who attended the Bloggers EB.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
Nothing? Oh, check the package before leaving the store so you’re sure you bring home a handy cam.

What was the nicest thing someone told you about yourself?
All bad things about me are the nicest.

The most touching experience you’ve had this year?

Can’t remember.

If you could go back in time to any moment of 2006 and change something, what would it be?

Let it be 2006. It’s part of my life and I don’t wanna change anything. There’s a right reason for sure why 2006 happened in my life.

What are your plans for 2007?

Get a better job. Ad revenue (how i wish). More gadgets. and most of all, keep my family happy.

How are you different now that the year has ended?
Nothing has changed. 😀

What are your wishes for the new year?
Own a house and a car. Or a motorbike. And good healh for my family specially to our new baby. 🙂

I don’t know anyone who likes to be tagged. I’ll just tag my officemates. Yogi, Gia, Nanah, Jhude and May.

If there’s another man nicer than me  🙂 , then that would be my dad. He influenced me, he built me, he taught me to be nice. Definitely, there’ll be no mr nice ash if not by him.  🙂

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