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Move On Mo Mukha Mo!

Sinasabi mong wala kang pakialam kasi di ka naman direktang apektado ng Martial Law. Eh kung gayon, tongenuh! Bakit ka pa nag-effort magpost tungkol doon? Wag kang papansin. Kung talagang wala kang pakialam, tahimik na lang.

Sinasabi mong move on na kami. Eh ikaw nga nangingialam ka sa di namin pag move on, kami pa kaya na nawalan ng magulang? Tongenuh mo!

Sinasabi mong magpatawad na kami. Paano magpapatawad ang taong di hiningan ng tawad? Paano magpapatawad kung patuloy na dine-deny ng mga may sala ang kanilang mga krimen? Paano magpapatawad kung maraming nagsasabing hindi totoo at hindi lehitimo ang sakit na nararamdaman namin? Tongenuh mo!

Sinasabi mong legal ang nangyari. Eh tongenuh! Paano na yung pag-aresto, pambubugbog, pagkawala, at pagkamatay ng libo-libong Pilipino, ano na?! Legal ba yun?! Tongenuh! Move on kami doon pero kayo di kayo matahimik kasi ayaw namin ipalibing ang isang kriminal?! Move on kami kahit na pinatay ang mahal naminsa buhay pero kayo di kayo makapag move on dahil di malibing ang isang kriminal? PAKYU PO!!! PAYASO AMPOTAH!!!

Sinasabi mong marami siyang nagawang tama at mabuti. Eh tongenuh mo! Dahil ba nakagawa ng mabuti peke na lahat ng pagnanakaw, pagkitil sa demokrasya, pagpatay, at panggago sa sambayanang Pilipino?!

Sinasabi mong kasalanan to ng ibang tao dahil nanggago rin sila. Tongenuh!!! Pag ikaw binugbog, magiging ok lang ba sayo yun dahil ang ibang tao may binugbog din na ibang tao? Kagaguhan!!! Hindi dahil may nagawang mali ang ibang tao eh ok na yung may libo-libong Pilipino ang inaresto, binugbog, at pinatay?

BAGO NIYO KAMING SABIHAN NA MOVE ON NA KAMI, BIGYAN NIYO KAMI NG HUSTISYA! IBALIK NIYO ANG KABATAAN KO! IBALIK NIYO ANG KALAYAAN NG MGA MAGULANG KO! IBALIK NIYO ANG BUHAY NG LIBO-LIBONG PILIPINONG NAMATAY. BAWIIN NIYO ANG SAKIT NA NARAMDAMAN NG LIBO-LIBONG PILIPINONG BINUGBOG! IBALIK NIYO ANG BILYONG PISO NA NANAKAW SA MAMAMAYANG PILIPINO! IPAKITA NIYO ANG LIBO-LIBONG DESEPARACIDOS! ANO NA?! Emote na emote kayo kasi di mailibing ang isang mandarambong pero kami bawal kami magalit at humingi ng hustisya. PAKYU PO!

Give us back our innocence. Give us back a childhood free of fear. Give me back a healthy, whole family. Give me back my father. Give me back everything I lost and never had. Kaya niyo bang ibigay sa akin yun? Kaya niyo bang ibigay yan sa libo-libong Pilipinong naging biktima ng Martial Law, sa kanilang mga anak at mga kamag-anak?

Hanggang hindi namin nakakamit ang hustisya, hanggang may mga taong patuloy na di inaamin ang katotohanan tungkol sa Martial Law, walang sino mang makakapagsabi na move on na kami. Dahil tongenuh niyo… kung hindi ipinaglaban ng mga bayani at martir ng Martial Law ang ating kalayaan, tayong lahat walang karapatang ihayag ang kahit na anong gusto nating ihayag. Kung hindi sila nagsakripisyo, we will all continue to live in fear and squalor.

Di kita pinipigilang magpakamangmang, tanga, bulag, at bobo. Kaya tongenuh, WAG MO RIN AKONG PIGILAN AT PAKIALAMAN NA MAGALIT, HUMINGI NG HUSTISYA, AT IPAHAYAG ANG AKING NARARAMDAMAN!

Tongenuh mo. Pakyu. Wala akong pakialam kung gusto mong maniwala sa mga gusto mong paniwalaan. Truth is whether you believe it or not, THOUSANDS OF FILIPINOS suffered under Martial Law and you have no effin right to tell us we have no right to be hurt or angry.

Hindi kita pinipigilan sa pagiging tanga, bobo, at insensitive mo. Choice mo maging ganyan. Ako choice kong ipaglaban ang mga ipinaglaban ng mga magulang ko. Choice ko maghanap ng hustisya. Choice kong ipaglaban ang katotohanan. Choice ko na patuloy ipaglaban ang demokrasiya para sa akin, para sa bawat Pilipino… pati na rin para sayo na patuloy na nagpo-post at nakikipaglaban para sa mga maling bagay.

Binuwis ng Papa ko at ng libo-libong Pilipino ang buhay nila para malaya mong paniwalaan ang kahit na anong potang inang katangahan ang gusto mong paniwalan at ipaglaban. Kaya WAG MO AKONG PAKIALAMAN KUNG DI AKO MAKAPAG-MOVE ON AT PATULOY KONG IPINAGLALABAN ANG KARAPATAN MONG MAGING MALAYA.

DON’T ME!!!

The Achy Breaky Hearts

‘Di ako masyadong iyaking kapag nanonood ng mga pelikula. Pero yung “The Achy Breaky Hearts,” hindi pa lumalabas yung title card naluha na ako. Pak na pak ang intro. #ICanRelate sa linyang ito…

“Hindi naman sa kailangan na may kasama umuwi, kumain o matulog. Masarap lang din siguro kung meron. Di ba?” – The Achy Breaky Hearts

BOOM! PAK! GANERN! Doon sa “Di ba?” buhos na ang tears. Ang ganda ng pagkakasulat ng intro ng pelikula. Parang pwede kong sabihin na para sa akin yung pelikula. Tama ang desisyon ko na panoorin yun mag-isa.

Tapos halos buong pelikula naluha-luha lang ako kahit nakakatawa naman. Kasheh tagos sa buto mga beh. Yung masaya ka naman na single ka pero tongenuh yun, masaya kayang kiligin. Yung kahit na buo ka naman at di mo naman talaga kailangan ng kasama sa kung ano at kung saan pero pag naiisip mong paano nga kung meron?

Ria Jose
Chinggay, ako ba ikaw? Ikaw ba ako? Nakaka-relate ako beh. #TeamSingle

‘Yon eh… doon tayo sa mga what ifs tinatamaan. The film shows us how we can be happy being single yet still yearn for something more. Yung kumpleto ang buhay mo pero di mo mapigilang isipin na baka mas masaya ka kapag may kapares ka. Palagay ko ganun din yung mga taken. Masaya naman silang may kapares pero minsan napapatanong din na baka mas masaya kapag single. Ika nga “the grass is always greener on the other side.”
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Behind the Rolling Chair’s Back to School Gift Giving Project

Behind the Rolling Chair's Back to School Program
Behind the Rolling Chair’s Back to School Program

Summer is here. Time to gather your friends, go on a trip, sip those cool shakes, get crazy. It’s also time for Behind the Rolling Chair’s Back to School Gift Giving Program.

Since it started, the program has benefited over 400 streetchildren and orphans yearly. This year, we are inviting you once again to help in this project:

There are many ways to help. Here are some:

  • Donate any amount. P350 will buy a complete set of school supplies for one child.
  • Donate school supplies.
  • Solicit donations from your contacts. Corporate sponsors are welcome.
  • Volunteer to help in the packing/repacking and in the preparations for the distributions.
  • Post this on social media and encourage others to donate.
  • Donate food for the volunteers and for the beneficiaries during the distribution.
  • Volunteer and join the distribution.

And yes, it’s also my birthday soon and I do not have the time and the energy to celebrate my birthday this year so I am inviting all my friends, relatives, and followers to celebrate my birthday by donating and participating in this Back to School Program.

If you’re interested in helping out you may contact me at riajose@gmail.com or contact Nap of Behind the Rolling Chair at +63947-8931988 (Smart), +63905-4314794, or +6382-2871316. Visit Behind the Rolling Chair’s blog at www.behindrollingchair.com for more details.

The One About Sinulog 2016 Podcast

PIT SENYOR! Here’s a (slightly) better narrative of our incredible Sinulog 2016 experience with Asus, Smart, and BIG Hotel. Share with us your Sinulog tips and anecdotes.

Sorry got confused re BIG Hotel’s location. It’s at A. Seno Street, not AS Fortuna. Haha!

Shoutout to SMART Sinulog punong abala Chrissy and to Tob and Diane, to my DBS Sinulog buddies Sunshine, Josef and Robert, Asus Group 6 teammates Ferdz and Adrian, and and to my Cebu lalabs Sinjin and Cebu Bloggers Society.
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The One Where I Say “Like” A Lot Podcast

Like… recorded this on a whim and without notes or a script. Hence, the overuse and OA use of “like” throughout. I apologize.

Just a bit of background which might not really interest you at all. I recorded this because there was a blackout and for some reason my I lost all my good internet connection, as well. So I decided to record this thing so I can also process my thoughts and feelings. I don’t know what caused the spraying sound thing. Sarreh.

Today’s topics are all over the place. I talk about teleseryes on ABS-CBN, my desire to be a radio DJ, the rotating brownouts, the Asus ZenFone Zoom and the Asus ZenFone Max, and #SMARTSinulog.

I said in the podcast that I will do it “minimum” once a day. I meant “maximum” once a day. LOLZ! I did record two episodes right after another but I will only upload one episode at a time. And it will probably be uploaded past midnight coz wala lang.

Thank you for listening! 😉
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An Invitation to #TeamSingle

Ria Jose in La Union
Ria Jose in La Union

“You seem embarrassed by loneliness, by being alone. It’s only a place to start.” -Irene, Sabrina (1995)

Two of the things that really made my 2015 remarkable were the SmartBro Trips I joined, one to La Union and another to Ilocos. I took the La Union Trip alone which was quite exciting. It was not my first trip alone but it was exciting to be going somewhere new with a group of strangers. I had an awesome experience with newfound friends. One thing though, I had crappy photos of myself. See proof above.

I was excited about the next tour, dubbed as Photoholic Ilocos. After all, Ilocos had a lot of places perfect for taking photos. Plus, I was traveling with friends.

Days before I was to leave for the Ilocos tour I was browsing through my social media feeds and saw some of my friends with beautiful shots in Ilocos. But most, if not all, of their shots were couple shots. This gave me an idea for our Photoholic Ilocos Tour, have couple shots alone.

Ria Jose at the path to the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Ria Jose invites to you a journey with #TeamSingle

My first post is obviously inspired by Murad Osmann’s series of photos of his girlfriend leading him around the world.

This is just one of the many alone shots I had while in Ilocos. Through this photo, I am inviting you to join my journey as a member of #TeamSingle. Alone but never lonely.
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