Friday, January 14, 2011

Dead Poems Series: "Pre-empted"

I still love my Collection Notebook! As i scanned to its old leaves, my eyes were surprised and found myself recalling one of my favorite entries there - the Dead Poems Series. It's a collection of my very own poems, composed based on how I feel at that moment. You can read my excitement, frustrations, disappointments and any significant feelings that rocked me during that very instant. Yeah! Those were random thoughts translated into lines and stanzas. Some of it were even written in my own vernacular. 

I want to share all of those in this modern medium & I will start with a poem that was written on a Monday night of November 20, 2006, Km. 13, Panacan, Davao City. I was on my first days of my first work. Young & away from home, testing the water with less courage to chase the time for more adventure. Then here we go:


i want to cross a path i’ve never been before 
but right on my few steps i was asked to stop…

i’d like to try crazy things just to compare it with the routine
but before taking some leaps i was cursed…

i would love to explore the unravel part of me
but just when i’m about to unmask truth, lies crept in…

i usually attempts to end up red-handed
but even before it happen, i got caught up…

i’m always looking forward to be inspired by anything… anyone…
but all of a sudden, my mood swings…

how about trying not to think something?
maybe just before closing my mind, ideas will just flood in…

More of my Dead Poems in my next blogs!
Enjoy reading.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

How Sexy is Your Name?

I once have a scrap book also known as my Collection Notebook. It's literally a collection of anything like short stories, text messages, poems, song lyrics , friends' messages, etc. It has also photos, food labels, used tickets, souvenir stuff and tissue paper with designs! Sounds familiar huh! And I find it as a cool way to immortalize pages of my life! I really treasured my collection notebook. I still have it until these very moment inside my treasure box. My closest friends got different entries & contributions in there. Maybe that thing is the old version of blogging!

The reason why I talked about my Collection Notebook is I want to transfer those beautiful pieces of memories right here in this blog site! 

First on the list is a very nice & informative list (another ABC's though) given to me by a dear friend from college. I want to relive the giggles of my previous scrapbook readers when they scroll their eyes down from this list. And this time of course is through Aethanoscopy (whereelse?). Here it is!


According to studies, the first letter of your first name reveals
your sexual identity. What do you think? Scroll down if you can't wait.

You are not particularly romantic, but you are interested in action.
You mean business.
With you, what you see is what you get.
You have no patience for flirting and can't be bothered with someone who is trying to be coy, cute, demure, and subtly enticing. 
You are an up front person.
When it comes to sex, it's action that counts not obscure hints.
Your mate's physical attractiveness is important to you.
You find the chase and challenge of the "hunt" invigorating.
You are passionate and sexual as well as being much more adventurous than you appear; however, you do not go around advertising these qualities. 
Your physical needs are your primary concern.


You give off vibes of lazy sensuality. 
You enjoy being romanced, wined, and dined. 
You are very happy to receive gifts as an expression of the affection of your lover.  
You want to be pampered and know how to pamper your mate. 
You are private in your expression of endearments and particularly when it comes to lovemaking. 
You will hold off until everything meets with your approval. 
You can control your appetite and abstain from sex if need be. 
You require new sensations and experiences.
You are willing to experiment.

You are a very social individual, and it is important to you to have a relationship.
You require closeness and togetherness.
You must be able to talk to your sex partner before, during, and after.
You want the object of your affection to be socially acceptable and good looking.
You see your lover as a friend and companion. 
You are very sexual and sensual, needing someone to appreciate and almost worship you.  
When this cannot be achieved, you have the ability to go for long periods
without sexual activity.
You are an expert at controlling your desires and doing without.

Once you get it into your head that you want someone, you move full steam ahead in pursuit. 
You do not give up your quest easily.
You are nurturing and caring. If someone has a problem, this turns you on.
You are highly sexual, passionate, loyal, and intense in your involvement,
sometimes possessive and jealous. 
Sex to you is a pleasure to be enjoyed.
You are stimulated by the eccentric and unusual, having a free and open.

Your greatest need is to talk. 
If your date is not a good listener, you have trouble relating. 
A person must be intellectually stimulating or you are not interested sexually. 
You need a friend for a lover and a companion for a bedmate. 
You hate disharmony and disruption, but you do enjoy a good argument once in a while it seems to stir things up.
You flirt a lot, for the challenge is more important than the sexual act for you, but once you give your heart away, you are uncompromisingly loyal.
When you don't have a good lover to fall asleep with, you will fall asleep with a good book.

Sometimes, in fact, you prefer a good book.

You are idealistic and romantic, putting your lover on a pedestal.
You look for the very best mate you can find.  You are a flirt, yet once committed, you are very loyal. 
You are sensuous, sexual, and privately passionate.
Publicly, you can be showy, extravagant, and gallant.
You are born romantic. 
Dramatic love scenes are your favorite fantasy pastime.
You can be a very generous lover.

You are fastidious, seeking perfection within yourself and your lover.
You respond to a lover who is your intellectual equal or superior, and
one who can enhance your status. 
You are sensuous and know how to reach the peak of erotic stimulation, because you work at it meticulously.
You can be extremely active sexually that is, when you find the time.
Your duties and responsibilities take precedence over everything else.
You may have difficulty getting emotionally close to a lover, but no trouble
getting close sexually.

You seek a mate who can enhance your reputation and earning ability.
You will be Very generous to your lover once you have attained a commitment.
Your gifts are actually an investment in your partner.
Before the commitment, though, you tend to be frugal in your spending and dating habits and equally cautious in your sexual involvement.
You are a sensual and patient lover.

You have a great need to be loved, appreciated… even worshipped.
You enjoy luxury, sensuality, and pleasures of the flesh.
You look for lovers who know what they are doing.
You are not interested in an amateur, unless that amateur wants a tutor.
You are fussy and exacting about having your desires satisfied.
You are willing to experiment and try new modes of sexual expression.
You bore easily and thus require sexual adventure and change.
You are more sensual than sexual, but you are sometimes downright lustful.

 You are totally fucking marvelous!

 You can be very romantic, attached to the glamour of love.
Having a partner is of paramount importance to you.
You are free in your expression of love and are willing to take chances, try new
sexual experiences and partners, provided it's all in good taste.
Brains turn you on.
You must feel that your partner is intellectually stimulating; otherwise you will find it difficult to sustain the relationship. 
You require loving, cuddling, wining, and dining to know that you're being appreciated.

You are very romantic, idealistic, and somehow you believe that to love means to suffer.
You wind up serving your mate or attracting people who have unusual troubles. 
You see yourself as your lover's savior.
You are sincere, passionate, lustful, and dreamy. 
You can't help falling in love.
You really enjoy stimulating yourself, though you are fairly new to it.
You fantasize and get turned on by movies and magazines.
You do not tell others of this secret life, nor of your sexual fantasies.

You are emotional and intense.
When involved in a relationship, you throw your entire being into it. 
Nothing stops you; there are no holds barred.
You are all consuming and crave someone who is equally passionate and intense. 
You believe in total sexual freedom.
You are willing to try anything and everything.
Your supply of sexual energy is inexhaustible.
You also enjoy mothering your mate.

 You are crap in bed.

Much practice and learning is needed.

You are very interested in sexual activities yet secretive and shy about your desires.  You can re-channel much of your sexual energy into making money and/or seeking power.
You can easily have extended periods of celibacy.
You are a passionate, compassionate, sexual lover, requiring the same qualities from your mate. 
Sex is serious business; thus you demand intensity and diversity, and are willing to try anything or anyone.
Sometimes your passions turn to possessiveness, which must be kept in check.

You are very conscious of social proprieties. 
You wouldn't think of doing anything that might harm your image or reputation. Appearances count, therefore, you require a good-looking partner.
You also require an intelligent partner. 
Oddly enough, you may view your partner as our enemy.
A good fight stimulates those sex vibes.
You are relatively fee of sexual hang-ups. 
You are willing to experiment and try new ways of doing things.
You are very social and sensual; you enjoy flirting and need a good  deal of physical gratification.

You require constant activity and stimulation. 
You have tremendous physical energy. 
It is not easy for a partner to keep up with you, sexually or otherwise.
You are an enthusiastic lover and tend to be attracted to people of other ethnic groups.
You need romance, hearts and flowers, and lots of conversation to turn you on and keep you going.

You are a no-nonsense, action-oriented individual. 
You need someone who can keep pace with you and who is your intellectual equal the
smarter the better. 
You are turned on more quickly by a great mind than by a great body. 
However, physical attractiveness is very important to you.
You have to be proud of your partner.  
You are privately very sexy, but you do not brag, you are willing to serve as teacher.  Sex is important; you can be a very demanding playmate.

You are secretive, self-contained, and shy. 
You are very sexy, sensual, and passionate, but you do not let on to this. 
Only in intimate privacy will this part of your nature reveal itself.
When it gets down to the nitty-gritty, you are an expert. 
You know all the little tricks of the trade, can play any role or any game, and take your love life very seriously.  
You don't fool around. You have the patience to wait for the right person to come along.

You are very sensitive, private, and sexually passive; you like a
partner who takes  the lead. 
Music, soft lights and romantic thoughts turn you on.
You fantasize, but do not tend to fall in and out of love easily.
When in love, you are romantic, idealistic, mushy, and extremely intense.
You enjoy having your senses and your feelings stimulated, titillated, and teased.
You are a great flirt. You can make your relationships fit your dreams, oftentimes all in your own head.

You are enthusiastic and idealistic when in love. 
When not in love, you are in love with love, always looking for someone to adore.
You see romance as a challenge. 
You are a roamer and need adventure, excitement, and freedom. You deal in potential relationships. 
You enjoy giving gifts and enjoy seeing your mate looking good.
Your sex drive is strong and you desire instant ratification. 
You are willing to put your partner's pleasures above your own.

You are individualistic, and you need freedom, space, and excitement.
You wait until you know someone well before committing yourself.
Knowing someone means psyching him out. 
You feel a need to get into his head to see what makes him tick. 
You are attracted to eccentric types.
Often there is an age difference between you and your lover.
You respond to danger, thrills, and suspense. 

The gay scene turns you on, even though you yourself may not be a participant.

You are very proud, determined, and you refuse to take no for an answer when pursuing love.
Your ego is at stake.
You are romantic, idealistic, and often in love with love itself, not seeing your partner as he or she really is.
You feel deeply and throw all of yourself into your relationships.
Nothing is too good for your lover.
You enjoy playing love games.

You need constant stimulation because you bore quickly.
You can handle more than one relationship at a time with ease. 
You can't shut off your mind.
You talk while you make love. 
You can have the greatest love affairs, all by yourself, in your  own head.

You are sexual, sensual, and very independent.
If you can't have it your way, you will forgo the whole thing. 
You want to control your relationships, which doesn't always work out too well.
You respond to physical stimulation, enjoy necking and spending hours just touching, feeling and exploring. 
However, if you can spend your time making money, you will give up the pleasures of the flesh for the moment.
You need to prove to yourself and your partner what   great lover you are.
You want feedback on your performance. 
You are an open, stimulating, romantic bedmate.

For you, it is business before pleasure. 
If you are in any way bothered by career, business, or money concerns, you find it very hard to relax and get into the mood. 
You can be romantically idealistic to a fault and are capable of much sensuality. 
But you never lose control of your emotions.
You are very careful and cautious before you give your heart away and your body, for that matter. 
Once you make the commitment, though, you stick like  glue.

Hey, my nickname starts with A and my real name starts with Z. No wonder!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

AEthan's Top of the List -- A YeArender (Part 2)

This is the second part of my yearender post. You can view the first part through this link: Aethan's Top of the List Part 1

I go for variety of music & I love collecting nice tracks. I have already posted in my previous blog my top 3 faves on my feel-good category & this time, presenting to you my top 3 pump-up hits in 2010.

Pump-up Category - I can't help myself dancing when I hear these tracks in my player!

#3 - 2012 (Jay Sean). This must be related to the disaster movie called 2012 but its on the positive side since it encourages everybody to party like it's the end of the world!

#2 - Club Can't Handle Me (by Flo Rida). This is such a happy song. I fell in love with this song when I heard this in Step Up 3D as one of its soundtrack. This song makes me smile.

#1 - I Like It (Enrique Iglesias). Really I like it! For me, this song really pump me up to jumpstart the day! Always #1 in my playlist.

I tried to re-invent my fashion sense in 2010 & look what I've found! Inspired by KPop & this generation's Pop Icons, I settled to mixed & match my outfit with my top 3 favorite "fashion accessories".

#3 - Shoes
I have realized that I have fetish on white shoes & I have discovered white casual shoes that can be worn with shorts. I'm not particular of what it's called like. I'm not sure if that's what they call patent leather shoes or just a casual shoes. Picture in this blog shows the kind of shoes that I am fond of these days.

#2 - Vests
I'm having fun matching my tops with vest. It adds accent & volume to what I'm wearing. Maybe it's nice to have also a variety of colors of this stuff, will try the lighter colored ones. The fabric of the vest also plays an important role on its convenience-to-wear.

#1 - Fedora Hats
I have a collection of caps but just this 2010 that I have explored on wearing Fedora Hats. It has a fusion of a formal & informal touches that can be mixed with any outfit. It's lighter to wear relative to my usual caps. Right now I have 4 in my locker. One of them was a gift from a friend. My favorite color for this stuff is white. It looks clean & neat & this can be worn with any color of outfit.

There you have it! Those were just few parts of my 2010 but they're remarkable so to speak. I'm so excited of what lies ahead this 2011 as I envisioned this year as a level-up year for all of us! See you around.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

AEthan's Top of the List -- A YeArender (Part 1)

2010 has been a colorful year for me.
It offered tons of unforgettable experiences & memorable twists & turns. To put that year’s special features into black & white, I came up with my very own list of the things which made this year extra special.

The year 2010 was marked as my 3rd decade of living with a wonderful life on this side of the planet. As a full blooded Taurean, life has been so colorful & exciting. I am very blessed with many challenges that molded me into who I am now.

Towards the last quarter of the year, I allowed a shift on my career. I transferred to another department in order to expand my horizon & my knowledge as well.

My new family - Central Logistics
My year of the Ox may be considered as my most traveled year.

During the first part of the year was my first ever business travel. Feeling so excited with an all-expense paid trip, I enjoyed meeting new contacts and new places.  

Mid-part of the year was my first ever out-of-the country visit. Went off to Singapore & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Truly ‘twas a whole new experience. More of these places in my next blog!

During the last quarter of the year, I, together with my office buddies, did an escape to the northern part of the country. We took a flight going to Manila then hired a van to reach the peaks of Baguio & wander the heritage village of Vigan. Watch out for my stories on these memorable trips in my next blog.

A day in Manila Ocean Park
Exploring the many faces of Singapore
Marveling the wonders of Malaysia
Roaming around Baguio
Wandering Vigan

I go for variety of music & I love collecting nice tracks. To prove that, I have categorized my top of the list music into 2 – the feel-good hits & pump-up beats.

Feel-good Category – these are my top 3 favorite tracks in 2010 & I keep on playing them if I have the chance to hit my player.

#3 – Hey, Soul Sister (by Train). I like its reggae melody & its lyrics are cool. Listening to this song is relaxing. I can imagine myself in a lying in a hammock while sipping my tropical drink!

#2 – Just the Way You Are ( by Bruno Mars). The lyrics of this song are kinda lovely. Its dramatic intro & head-nodding beat are plus factor. This is a nice song to dedicate to someone special to your life.

#1 – Billionaire (by Travie McCoy). This is my “wannabe” song, an inspirational song so to speak! Nice rhythm, funny & cool lyrics plus the rap – these make this song my top of the list!

Read the next part: Aethan's Top the List Part 2

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AE prAyer

Dear LORD…

I can’t count Your ways of blessing me
with the things that keep me surviving
amidst life’s challenging journey.

"Thank You’s" aren’t enough to acknowledge your presence within me.

Everyday You always remind me of how blessed i am...
even if i just blink my eyes, the proofs are right before me.

In this new year,
i wish that you continue to be with me,
guiding me to a path i deserve...

Your plans are greater than the desires of my heart.

Awaken my senses more so that i will never be lost again…

Surround me with sincere people whom i can trust…
whom i can share my deepest thoughts & my lightest pains.

Pamper me with good health inside out…

Grant me serenity so that my smiles can lighten anyone...
make me an instrument of peace.

Bless my family so that we can survive together...

Again, thanks for being with me...
for being the wind beneath my wings.

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