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Carry on Mel Carreon

In Boredom, Event, Personal on September 8, 2011 at 8:59 am

On our city, there is this guy who keeps on running for different positions come election time. I started voting 7 years ago. If my memory serves me right, I think he was running for Mayor or Vice Mayor at that time. He filed candidacy for mayor, vice mayor and even presidency.

And I kept on voting for him, ever since. The computerized ballots this year pisses me off as I can’t vote for him. You see, he filed for presidency this year and was labeled as a nuisance candidate. His name was nowhere to be found in the ballot. I did the next best thing that I could do, I voted someone with the last name of Carreon. I assume it’s his wife, sister or daughter.

Back when ballots were as blank as a Stoner’s fried brain, I would write his name on the position that he is running for. In the spots where I do not know who to vote for or spots where I don’t like all the running candidates, I would write his name. It’s not that I am making fun of him. It’s just that I want to show these seasoned politicians or the people who tally the votes that I’d rather vote for Mel Careon rather than waste my vote on those people who are only good to you during the campaign season.

I never received any money from Mel Carreon. I accept money from other politicians. At first, I was hesitant in accepting the money but it’s the people’s money anyway. This is the tax that we paid for when we ordered food. This is the tax that we paid for when we came to Boracay. This is the environmental fee for this place and that place. It’s my money, I am keeping it but no Sir, I am not voting for you.

Back to the guy that I am talking about, Mel Carreon. According to my friend who works at an insurance agency, this guy is an issuance agent or something like that. The point is that he has a 9 to 5 job and he works for his political dream after office hours. And that makes him completely sane in my vocabulary.

I usually see him in the streets of Iloilo wearing his mask, he doubles as a traffic enforcer at times. People would wave at him, I assume in mockery as they know him as the guy who keeps on running but not winning.

I must admit, the first time I voted for him, back when I was 18 was just to make a statement for myself. I wanted to be different. I wanted to be funny. I wanted my friends to have something weird to talk about when they talk about me. But in the long run, I’ve come to realize that Mel Carreon and I are of the same spirit. We are the type of people who would never give up on our dreams.

People may laugh at him, people may call him crazy and all that. But these people do not see the dreamer who just won’t give up. I imagine Mel Carreon having dreams of changing Iloilo or corrupting as many money as he can. Whatever his goal in his running for these positions is up to him. What I respect and admire in him is that he never gives up. He sets his mind about him being a politician. It’s his passion. It’s his goal. It’s his desire. Its what keeps him sane or insane.

I have more respect for Mel Careon, a man who pursues his passion as compared to those rich men with fat bank accounts who gave up their dreams in exchange of a stable job, a six figure salary or a big house.

Who cares about your money when you are not fulfilled in your job? I think stress is the main reason as to why a lot of people are unhappy with their lives. In perfect world, we would all artists, ballet dancers, poets, millionaires, managers and the like. But this is not a perfect world, giving up on your dreams makes you a living dead, pursuing your dreams at all cost makes you crazy unless you have rich parents or incredible talent where you get to live your dreams without thinking of money. The best way is to find a balance between the two. Work at a job that you love, like or hate but gives you the finds that you need and the freedom to pursue your dreams which gives you the fulfillment that money can not buy.

And I think, Mel Carreon has it all figured out.And that is why I am voting for him. That is why I am his fan. I like him in the same way that I like Steve Jobs. Cool people who knows what they want and pursues it, the only difference between the two is that the latter has already achieved his goal while the former is still working on it. And my point is that both, never thought of giving up.


Ilongga Genius

In Boredom, Travelling on June 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm

This is a screenshot of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s tweets. A true Ilonggo pride. See her advice about travelling.


In Boredom, Personal on April 25, 2011 at 5:29 am

mera joy’s What Kind of Girl are You?

You are pure and beautiful. Looking into your eyes is a religious experience. When you spread your wings men fall to their knees, and kiss the ground. Hallelujah!

mera joy’s Partying Personality Quiz

Contemplative Stoner
You are a relaxed party-goer. You like to light up a bowl, and pass it between a few close friends. You are a master of conversation. Well-versed in the philosophies of the party, you can be a trusted source of insight. When the pot runs out, however, we expect you to call it a night. Why stay up if there is nothing to smoke?

mera joy’s Are You Sexy?

Yes. You are really sexy. You have the figure, the looks, and the smile that drives them mad! Use it to your advantage! Flaunt yourself and have a good time! After all, soon old age will set in, and all that will be gone…

mera joy’s What Simpsons Character are You?

You are a rascal, and a social deviant. You are happiest when you’re causing trouble, and pissing off the authorities. A cherry bomb down the toilet or tagging your name? Who knows what you are going to do next!

mera joy’s How Gay are You?

You’re gay. Not that there is anything wrong with that! You like pink, and rainbows, and Judy Garland.

mera joy’s Are You a Fattie?

You are a fattie! You like to eat, and you don’t like to exercise. You are the typical American, and more power to you for that! Be proud of your body. After all, you have a lot of body to be proud of!

mera joy’s How Will You Die?

It’s both modern and fashionable. Perhaps you have a genetic disposition for it? Perhaps you’ve done a bit too much of the booze and cigarettes? Your fate is already certain, so prevention isn’t really an option. Party it up!

The Challenger

In Boredom, Family, Travelling, Work on April 23, 2011 at 6:45 am

I work at home so I pretty much have a lot of time to waste. I actually don’t know if my 7,107 island goal is achievable but heck, I’m free to dream.Traveling is one of the things that keeps my blood pumping and my adrenalin rushing.

I listen to Baz Luhrman’s Sunscreen Song everyday. I am taking the line “work hard to bridge the gap between geography and lifestyle” way too seriously. Not so much for the lifestyle as I am very much contented with my mediocre existence.But more for the traveling privileges brought about by what I earn through hard work. ( Hard work for me is facing the computer all day in my pajamas!)

In my hearts of hearts, I know that whatever is it that I can conceive I can definitely achieve. According to my calculations, one lifetime is enough to save up and reach my goal unless of course the world will end tomorrow or on 2012 for that matter.

The Challenge

In Boredom, Family, Travelling, Work on April 23, 2011 at 6:42 am

The Philippines is has a total of 7,107 islands. And I intend to set foot on each and every one of these masses of land in my lifetime. Given all the time and money, I would probably spend everyday of my life going from one place to another.

My mother inspired me to travel as the greatest advice that she ever gave me was ” Travel first before settling down”. By settling down she means marriage of course.

I am in no hurry to get hitched but I know that my time is running out.(considering that there are 7,107 island that I have yet to go to) I have to work my ass off in order to bridge the gap between seas and oceans as there are a lot of sights to see, people to meet, customs to learn, roads to walk, beaches to bathe in and mountains to climb.

Hello, Philippines. Mabuhay!

Distant Relative?

In Boredom, Event, Family, Personal, School on April 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm

This is Luis. He owns a chain of Nilagaan in Iloilo City. A lot of night owls frequent his place after a night of partying. I have a friend who looks exactly like him. Its as if my friend is a younger version of this businessman. When I posted this on Facebook, our common friends agree with me. Dandan even has his theories: Boyet’s mom was raped by Luis. Boyet’s mom had a relationship with Luis and the like.

Boyet, basi guba lang akon mata or basi nahidlaw lang gid ko sa imu pero panulukan ko bala mag-tigulang ka pareho kamu tsura ni Luis.Mata niyo daw pareho shape. I love you boyet..Mwah!

Facebook Notes by Mera Joy S. Aniolga on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 12:06pm


In Boredom, Event, Family, Personal, School on April 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Ano favorite subject mo?!

Kung tarong nga tawo pamangkuton mo sini, masabat syempre Math, Science, Sibika, Filipino kag kung ano-ano pa da.

Tapos na kung haras-haras man ang mangkoton mo ni, laban-laban isabat ya sa imu, PE ukon Recess kag Dismissal.

Pero kung isipon mo maayo, biskan hinaras-haras ang sabat nga PE at least ya, subject man sa gihapon. Kag basi favorite gid man sya ya bi as a subject kapin pa gid sang mga Athletes.

Ang RECESS ya kag DISMISSAL, indi man subject pero ngaa gina sabat man gihapon haw?

Isa ka posible nga sabat is FAVORITE syya bskan technically indi sya SUBJECT.

Damu nanamian RECESS kag DISMISSAL pero kung ako mangkuton ya, SCIENCE( sang wala pa Math ang Science) FILIPINO, SIBIKA kag ENGLISH akon usual nga sabat.

Ngaa amo na sabat ko haw?

Kay man, indi ako haras-haras. Wheheheeh

Pero gusto ko gid intindihon kung ngaa damu gihapon gasabat sang RECESS kag DISMISSAL bilang FAVORITE SUBJECT nila.

If you’ll excuse me as I take a walk down Memory Lane para ma-trace ko or at least masanagan ako kung ngaa amu na ang sabat sang iban nga tawo.

Recess and Dismissal Buddies:
*Daw loser ako sang Grade 1, isa lang miga ko ya. Pero sang amo ni nga time, ubra namon ni Jem mag recces kag mag buhi, barter stationery, hampang langit-lupa sa daw sirado nga bubon sa guwa classroom namun.

Recess and Dismissal Buddies:
Lanie, Jerlyn, Debonaire
*Kada recess, ga hampang kami “dampa” kag Chinese Japanese sa amon carpet sa classroom. Amu ni nga year nga ang tatlo ka section nga panghapon may isa ka giant classroom, tapos kada section divided sang mga blackboard, kag amon bangko ginapahigad kag sa salog kami nga may carpet gina pa-pungko.

Recess and Dismissal Buddies:
Rhea, Mary May, Princess, Ma. Bea, Razel
*Bakal PIKNIK sa canteen. Amu ni nga year na discover ko ang warrior kag bully in me. Gina lista sa likod notebook ko ang Mortal Combat characters pati ang ila mga “finishing”. Sorry sa mga ginpang away ko.

Recess and Dismissal Buddies:
Queen, Meryl
*Amon classroom, layu sa civilization, te long walks. Nami lang niya nga feature is ara siya sa babaw, te gina lingling namun ang boy sa balay ni Ramonete Lopez, pati mga brief ya nga naka hanger. Jackstone sa likod chapel.

Tessa, Gretchen, Carolyn, Melchie
* Amobt ah, pero uso ni Spice Girls te group of 5’s ang mga bayi. Ahahaah Si Gretchen gid akon super friend kay pati sa sikad upod kami. Hambal ya sakon kung katol kuno ulo ko gabutan ko buhok. No wonder siya at that time my upaw. Age of indepence ni, amu ni ang year nga wala nsko gina sugat. Halin GRade 1 gina sugat ko na sa school biskan isa ka tumbling kag tunga lang ang distansya sang balay namun sa San Jose kag kilala man ko sang tanan nga sikad drivers.

Recess and Dismissal Buddies:
Shiela, Glocyl, Gretchen, Anna
*Sa babaw naman liwat classroom namun. This time wala na kami gapanglingling sang boy sa balay ni Ramonete Lopez kay medyo layo na. Pero ubra namun pamantay sang amon High School crushes nga ga agi mag-lunch sila sa gwa.

Recess and Dismissal Buddies:
Shiela, Glocyl

Melcy, Rizza, Arnie
*Sa Gaisano kag SM ni ang lalagawan. Na snatch si Glocyl sa Gaisano City. Tapos kis-a namn, galunch kami sa Jolibee La Botica, may crush pa c Rizza kag Melcy nga waiter. hehehehe

those were the days

Recess and Dismissal Buddies:
Jem, Aida, Jhoanne, Kris, Cons, Jonjee, Anna, Rizza, Mai
Melcy, Gretchen
Glocyl, Nina, Cyll
* Sadya sadya nga year. Damu lagaw, damu beach. Gina himo Jaro plaza ang Alubihod kay kada sabado ara didto. Kaon batchoy nga daw kabo ang sabor sa canteen.

Recess and Dismissal Buddies:
Melcy, Shiela, Jonjee
-Tambay sa Jurassic Park kag bira bira tuon kay amon teacher after recess si Sir Pagunsan. Gina suksuk ni Melcy ang spatos sang amon maestra kung wala siya kag gina impersonate ya pa dayun. Mag buhi, kadto sa “tinda” sa gwa sang gate kag magbakal Tempura, Kikiam kag kung ano-ano pa nga pwede mabakal.

Jonjee, Melcy
-na siradhan sa gwa classroom kay 10:30 lang asta ang recess gasulbra akon ya.Si Fifi akon pet, love sang tanan. SM City Iloilo kada mag buhi.

Therefore I conclude nga mga tawo nga tawo nga RECESS kg DISMISSAL sabat nila, mga tawo nga ga-treasure sang memories with their classmates, sala ko gali indi sila gali haras-haras, mga sentimental fool lang gid sila ya…

Sige na lang gani ah, RECESS kg Dismissal na lng akon favorite subject.

Facebook Notes by Mera Joy S. Aniolga on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 4:07pm

So what’s with the name?

In Art, Boredom on April 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

So what’s with the name? 

We don’t know for sure, but we suspect it may have something to do with the English slang “bird.”

You may remember it from the Beatles’ song “Norwegian Wood” (subtitled “This Bird Has Flown”) or, more recently, in the Ting Tings “That’s Not My Name” song “They call me bird / they call me Jane.”

The phrase originated in the late ’50s and basically means a really cute girl –


The Filipino slang “bird” means……..Go figure!

Repost Facebook Note by Mera Joy S. Aniolga on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 12:52am

Meet the parents!

In Boredom on April 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I guess, Hello Kitty is not an orphan after all….

Facebook Notes by Mera Joy S. Aniolga on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 4:55am

look who’s STALKING

In Boredom, Personal on April 15, 2011 at 9:20 am

1.) Find your stalkerlist here:
2.) Write the names of everyone on the top 20 below.
4.) Tag everyone you mentioned.

1) Maureen cape
2) Mark Jabian
3) Maane Astrogirl
4) Ak Chua
5) Mark Solis
6) Arthur Oliver Santisteban
7) Pau Sayon
8) Clang Hornada
9) Tranz Malundo
10) Gsauce Cries
11) Denney Llorenti
12) Ryan Genill Sevilla
13) Erlet Carmelli
14) Faith Parel
15) Hera Rose Barrameda-Zulueta
16) Donna-Duhwain Catacutan
17) Timi Ilarde
18) Aijin Hannah
19) Ghen-Juan Paulo Galves
20) Shiela Mariano

→Are you honestly surprised about any of these?
No, they are the very same people whose page I check every now and then

→How did you meet 4?
Personally met her thru Melcy but heard about her from Col-col first.

→How much does 6 mean to you?
Good friend and over all IT guy, fellow weekend warrior kag traveling companion pa gid gali whahaahahha Daw pihu.

→Describe 14 in two words.
Pretty Nurse

→What is your most fond memory with 15?
Her tears every time our adviser walks out.

→Do you know all of 2’s secrets?
Nope! I got a chance to work with him for only 4 months. Had we worked together for a longer period of time, I’m sure mas damu ko ma-discover nga secrets.

→If you could marry either 1 or 19, who would it be?
Wala both are happily married. Kag isa pa bayi sila nga duwa.

→How far do you think you are on 5’s stalker list?
Kada siguro mag sag -id ko sa pinsar ya ?

→When is the next time you’re going to see 7?
Hopefully when I get to Manila (like next month?)

→When is the last time you saw 17?
Sunday night at Crammers

→How do you think 13 feels about you?
Ambot ah. Anu Let haw? heheheh

→Are 11 and 12 anything like each other?
Yes very much like each other….

→Describe the relationship between 14 and 20.
Elementary schoolmates but I doubt if they still remember each other.

→Would you ever want to date 18?
Sure, basta friendly date. whahahaaha

→What do you think 9’s parents are like?
Probably just like him, friendly and kata-kata ever….

→Is 10 single?
Ambot, the last time we chatted hambal ya may gina-pulawan siya chat….

→If you had never met 6, how would your life be different?
I’d never know how to use a shisha then.

→If you could tell 8 one thing right now, what would it be?
Hi Clang, kamusta?

→What is the funniest thing you’ve ever heard 4 do?
chu-se whahaahahahahaaha Love you Ars.

→How did you meet 16?
Kilid Uy,CPU

→How did you come to be friends with 2?
Break time at work.

→If 3 died, would you be lost?
I love this girl, syempre eh.

→What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen 4 do?
Wear tracker cap. Tandaan mo Ars sa Boracay? Korean look? wheheeh

→What is 7’s only weakness?
A guy whose name starts with the letter……eeeeeeeeeeeee Nevermind! wheehe

→Are you friends with any of 19’s friends?
Hou eh, Nang Angie and Deny to name a few.

→Do you think 8 and 16 would make a good couple?
Love triangle? Hmmmm Couple na ang 16, let’s keep it that way.

→What is the most badass thing you’ve ever seen or heard 19 do?
Returned our team’s commission back to one of the bosses.

→What is the one thing 5 most exceeds at?
Music? Academe? Chicks? Ambot. ahaha Jack of all trades man ni sa ah

→If 1 and 3 hated each other, what would change?
Nothing.t hey don’t even know each other.

→If 2 said to you that she/he loved 6, what would your response be?

Puga, Mark kung maluyag ka kay Artoor tani sang una mo ginhambal. Sang ara pa ta nga tatlo gaubra sa CMI heeheheeh

Facebook Notes by Mera Joy S. Aniolga on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 2:25am