Friday, June 24, 2011

The Director's Cut



Me and my friend Prince was strolling in the mall then we saw this INTEL BOOTH. After a while, a pretty lady gave us something then offer their "INTEL TUMBLER". But, we can only have the tumbler if we do this in one minute. Haha.

1.) Seat on director's chair
2. )Command the MIME

Actually the "TUMBLER" encourage me to do this.

HL Round 5? [tagalog]

Marié Digby, BU album Japan ED
Kahapon ay isang karanasan nanaman ang dumagdag sa hindi ko malililimutan. Isang napakalakas na ulan ang bumungad sa akin paglabas ko ng opisina, buti nalamang ay may nakaabang na sasakyan papuntang Robinson at dali dali akong sumakay dahil ayaw kong ma late sa aking kikitaing kaibigan sa greenhills.
Kaarawan ni Meanne noong isang linggo, pero kahapon nya lang  ipinagdiwang dahil doon lang siya nagkaroon ng oras. Tatlo dapat kami kahapon kaso hindi nakapunta si Ayes dahil sa sama ng panahon. 

Pagdating ko ng Galleria ay basang sisiw na ako at nasira pa ang payong ko sa lakas ng hangin, mabilis akong naglakad dahil ayaw ko mahuli sa aming usapan. Pagdating ko sa sakayan ng jeep ay nagulat ako dahil traffic at walang masakyang jeep o bus. Ang ginawa ko? naglakad ako papuntang greenhills, maniwala kayo't sa hindi, Sobrang lakas ng ulan nun basa na ang pantalon ko at sapatos. Pero dahil sa nakaugalian ko na ayokong pinaghihintay ang isang babae once may usapan ay nagawa kong maglakad at magpabasa ulan. I texted Meanne "I'm wet, haha", Sabi naman nya "Hahaha Sino bang  hindi?." So tagumpay, nauna ako sa greenhills at siya ay nasa biyahe pa lamang. Nag ikot ikot muna ako sa mall tumingin ng mga CAMERA, LAPTOP at iba pang gadgets.
Happy Lemon treat



Nagkita kami sa Happy Lemon, medyo nauna ako ng dating sa kanya. Pagdating nya eh naka uniporme siya at pansin ko na pumayat siya, sabi nya sa damit lang daw. Pero hindi eh. Well na miss ko siya ah parang ilang siglo na ang lumipas bago kami nagkita. hehe. Wala pa ring nagbago kung mag-usap kami, kwentuhan  at tawanan. Habang nag kukuwentuhan ay nilabas ko na ang regalo ko sakanya at pinahulaan ko. Binuksan nya ang regalo ay kitang kita ko at dama ko ang kasiyahan sa kanyang mukha. Well sabi nya that's the best gift she had so far. I'm happy yesterday that someone appreciated my simple gift. Pinictureran ko siya, then kami tapos umuwi na kami bandang alas siyete ng gabi dahil ayaw ko din siyang gabihin at ma stranded sa greehills kahit malapit lang ang bahay nila sa lugar.

Worth it naman ung sacrifice na ginawa ko, mabasa, maglakad, magmadali dahil ayoko ma late at sinugod ang lakas ng ulan. Sa totoo lang puwede namang hindi ituloy ang lakad na iyon, kaso ang nasa isip ko ay minsan lang siya mag-aya tatanggihan ko pa ba? eh parang hindi ko yata kaya iyon dahil close siya sa akin, at baka hindi na dumating ang pagkakataong iyon. 


Thank you so much Meanne, sa uulitin.. ;)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Expecting the Unexpected [06.10.11]

Last week, me and Vianca planned to have a happy lemon visit, Wednesday didn't work out and thursday because of the bad weather, so we decided to move it on friday.Thursday evening on Facebook, Ayes said that she was invited by the producer, to come on the CHIKKA EVENT. She then told us that if we have something for Marié and something to be signed, She's willing to meet us on Happy Lemon at friday in the afternoon. Friday comes and the weather was still not that good, Ayes texted me if I'm free to come on Happy Lemon But I'm still undecided that time, it rained on Paranaque where Ayes lives and she's not feeling well too. That time I texted Vianca if She's gonna come or not, she replied "It depends if you guys will come". She told me also that she didn't join her friends to watch movie because of us, and that urge me to come!. ;).

I was the one who get first and when Vianca show up, I made a joke that Marié already went here and we had a picture of course she didn't believe. Haha. I askedVianca "What if we saw Marié here?", "What if Ayes just want to surprise us and she kn
ew that Marié's going here?", Its impossible Vianca replied. After a while I slowly turned my head to the right.........I saw Marié, my initial reaction was "HEY!"then she was suprised also "Oh jeff". When she headed towards us [there's a song playing in my mind "Could you be the most beautiful girl in the world?"]. After that we hugged and I think I introduce Vianca to MD, the funny thing was this "is she your girlfriend?". Me and Vianca look to each other and to Marie saying "NO" We are here waiting for AYES.

Marie: "Maybe I interrupt you guys?"

ME & VIANCA: "NO".

Marié saw the gift of JEAN CEDO and ask is that for me?. I said YES..

Marie: "I am just going to buy guys I'll be back"

I texted Ayes! that Marié is here..

Vianx: Jeff! I'm Nervous.

When Marié came back we talked and talked, Vianca was not saying anything except for the autograph!. waahhh.

I think I handled my english well.lol!.
Then Ayes and Mikha arrived!. I was glad they made it on time.

Marie: I'm just going to take my order.
Marie leave her cellphone and wallet on the table. "That's trust!"

When Marié came back again.. Whew! Ayes take charge on our conversation. lol!;)We talked about the songs, the concert, the chikka event and many more.
Luckily I brought my digicam.. so picture picture!.
unfortunately Marié need to leave right away for the recording ofher new song.

Nhanhie and Tere wastn't make it on time, but we still stayed on Happy Lemon and ate our dinner in YELLOW CAB.

I can't forget the moment of surprise that Marié did to us, the mere fact that we almost didn't make it to HAPPY LEMON because of the unpredictable weather!. Thank you God for that moment.;) Thank you Tere, Ayes, Vianca and Nhanhie for the wonderful night. ;)


YELLOW CAB
Me and Marié
Vianca and Marié

Ayes and Marié

Mikha and Marié




Thursday, June 09, 2011

Canon - Photo Walk


CANON EOS DSLR users! they have an event for you! Join them in the Philippines,' very own photography mecca, Quiapo, for an exclusive Photowalk on the 19th! See you there.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Digital Photographer Philippines, 5th Anniversary

Yesterday, Digital Photographer Phillipines held their 5th year anniversay in Serendra Bonifacio High Street where you can attend seminars for free with the countries famous photographers like Jo Avila, Per-Andre Hoffmann, Pilar Tuason, Xander Angeles, Raymund Isaac, Jason Magbanua (videographer) and many more. For a magazine worth 295php its really worth it, Oopps I forget to mention that you have to buy the magazine first. ;).

Well, I learned a lot specially from DSLR FILM MAKING by Jason Magbanua!. Deconstruct 2.0 of Xander Angeles, they taught us tips of proper lighting, shutter speed, focal length and they even show us the layers on their editing. When travel meets fashion by Manny Librodo their I learned about the use of natural light, post processing and I got a chance to meet his model Karu. Landscape photography of Edwin Martinez taught us the use of ND filters, Polarizing FIlters and techniques before going to a landscape shoot.

At the end of the day I realized that I still have a lot of things to learn. I wanna be what they are now having fun, passion on what they do and sharing talents they have.
Free model to shoot.

Manny Librodo, my friend Randy and Karu the model of Mr. Manny.



Friday, June 03, 2011

"DPP On a High" The 5th Anniversary Event / Party


We held our 4th Anniversary last year in Fully Booked High Street. When I arrived at 8am, my jaw dropped from the amount of people waiting outside for the doors to open. It was a great day. We got a greater turnout than we expected and this response told us that we outgrew the venue.

So what do we have to do accommodate the swelling membership of DPP? Naturally we need a larger venue. People were joking that we should hold our 5th in the SMX at MOA. Not a bad idea but we like the idea of Bonifacio High Street because its centralized. We also like the outdoors. So for this years 5th Anniversary Event, we have decided to stay in High Street, with a few changes. Rather than just hold our event at Fully Booked,

We're taking over the entire High Street!

So thus our 5th Anniversary slogan "DPP on a High"

Details:

DPP On a High

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011

Time: 10:00 am to MIDNIGHT / Registration begins at 7:30 am

Entrance: FREE with Anniversary Pass in future DPP Issue #38

What to Expect:
For the noobs here in DPP, our Anniversary Event is one of the most talked about photography events in country. We get the top photographers in the country to give workshops every hour on the hour from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. At 8:00 pm we have our infamous LIVE JUDGING show where our photography contest finalists get their images either praised or critiqued by the country's top photographers in front of a bunch of DPP participants. Think American Idol but for photography.

We have already received confirmation from the best of the best in the country to lecture at our event. We won't give names yet until everything is finalized 100% but I can assure you, we won't disappoint.

Just like last year, workshops will be FREE with a DPP Anniversary Pass and will also be first-come-first-served. The problem last year was the limited space in Fully Booked High Street. Not this year. We'll have other lecture areas within High Street and should be able to accommodate almost everyone unless we get like 10,000 people showing up

We had two LIVE SHOOTS last year during the event. We plan to do the same this year but maybe 3-4 shoots instead.

We'll post more information as we move forward. I suggest you bookmark this thread to keep updated on the development. Post up if you have any questions.

Save the date! Saturday, June 4, 2011 / DPP On a High / Bonifacio High Street


Updated: May 31, 2011

The list of confirmed speakers for On a High: DPP 5th

Drum Roll please............Are you ready?

1. Pilar Tuason
2. Manny Librodo
3. Buboy Librodo
4. Raymund Isaac
5. Xander Angeles / Niko Villegas Edge of Light
6. Tom Epperson
7. Jay Tablante
8. Wesley Villarica
9. Jo Avila
10. Jay Jallorina
11. Edwin Martinez
12. Doc Marlon Pecjo
13. Jason Magbanua
14. Per-Andre Hoffman
15. Dino Lara
16. Lito Sy


Updated: May 31, 2011

Here is a list of the subject lectures that will be given at the DPP 5th Anniversary.

LECTURE TOPICS

Raymund Isaac: How to Shoot Celebrities and other Headaches
Here the king of celeb photography will talk to you about shooting techniques but also more importantly, how to handle VIP clients and what to do when things don't as planned

Xander Angeles / Niko Villegas: Edge of Light Deconstructed 2.0
If you attended DPP Anniversary last year you may have enjoyed how the Edge of Light team presented their latest images and took them apart. The guys plan to show their latest work and explain their latest lighting techniques.

Jason Magbanua: DSLR Film Making
The countries finest video maker will show interested photographers how to take advantage of their cameras video modes and start creating art through film making

Jay Tablante: Creativity and Concept Creation (title not yet final)
Jay Tablante and friend Raffy Tesoro will let you in their inner circle and explain how they create their unique photography concepts. Jay will also talk about his lighting techniques and how it adds to the total feel of the image. Raffy Tesoro on the other hand is a noted stage and production designer and he will share how he and Jay pull off all those shoots.

Manny Librodo: When Travel Meets Fashion
We all admire Manny Librodo and you wouldn't want to miss this lecture as Manny shares with you his techniques he developed through the years first from shooting travel and eventually blending fashion into his travel images when he goes on his many trips.

Boboy Librodo: The Eye on Photojournalism
Ask Manny who is his mentor and he will say his brother. Boboy will discuss photojournalism as an art form. Imagine going to the streets and coming up with award winning images. You might after attending this class.

Jay Jallorina and Edwin Martinez: Immersion: Working the Scene
Expect a Landscape Masterclass from the Chasing Light boys as they spill the beans on what they go through to get their inspiring images. I've been given a glimpse of their lecture and if you are a landscape enthusiast you should attend this because a lot of their stuff is eye opening.

Tom Epperson: The Beauty of One Light
Tom is the author of Issue 38 main article and what more fitting for him to give a Master Class on using One Light. Tom is a top shelf fashion photographer in the country and is a technician. He'll break it down for everyone and show the different techniques to achieve certain looks using just one light.

Pilar Tuason: Let's Talk About Beauty
The countries sexiest photographer (she will kill me if I don't say it) will show photographers how to add a feminine touch to photographing beautiful women. Its different when a guy photographs a girl and when a girl photographs a girl. You'll see how Pilar does it from lighting to posing the model.

Per-Andre Hoffman: Professional Travel Photography
Per is a leading travel professional who has shot for prestigious magazines such as NAT GEO. He is a Canon Brand Ambassador for both cameras and print. He had a recent print show using Canon printers and his work was awesome. His style for travel photography is quite unique. During his lecture, Per will share his travel and photography secrets and show how he produced his excellent latest work.

Jo Avila: Strobist Techniques and Light Painting
Jo will teach the strobist and light painting techniques that he uses for his professional and commercial work. He will show shots that were all done either with a single flash gun or a single flashlight. Jo will also discuss how to modify the light quality of an artificial light source in order to produce a natural looking effect.

Dino Lara: Wedding and Photojournalism
A Canon Brand Ambassador, Dino Lara has been in the wedding industry for quite some time and has seen trends come and go. In this class, Dino will lecture on why photojournalism is still a popular style for weddings and will share the tips and techniques to make you a good wedding photojournalist.

Lito Sy: Modern Techniques for the Modern Day Wedding Photographer
In this lecture, master wedding photographer Lito Sy, will share with you the techniques every photographer should know if you want to make it in today's wedding industry. Not only will Lito discuss technical aspects but he will also discuss the modern styles and trends used around the world. You don't have to be an aspiring wedding photographer to appreciate this lecture.

Doc Marlon: Getting started in Fashion Photography
Ever wondered what it takes to become a fashion photographer in the country? Hear from one of the leading fashion photographers today as he shares his trials, tribulations, and success over the years. The Doc will share shooting techniques and give the pointers to help you get started in this genre.

More to come? Quite possibly.


LIVE SHOOT

Pilar Tuason: Beauty
If you attended last year's event, you may have participated or seen a Live Shoot with Pilar and a beautiful model. Pilar has committed to another live shoot this year so if you wall want to see a professional in action, this is your chance as Pilar will shoot 6-7 different sets of the model. After the actual shoot, Pilar will review and deconstruct the shoot in a classroom. The shoot is sponsored by CANON PHILIPPINES.

Wesley Villarica: Lighting and Working on Location
Wesley will show you how to think on the spot, analyze your location, set up lights, and come up with images worthy of a fashion editorial for a magazine. The shoot will also be done around high noon so if the sun shines on Saturday, Wesley will show how to work with harsh light. If its overcast, Wesley will show how to work with that too. Its a lighting location primer that you all don't want to miss.

Jo Avila: Food Photography, a Primer
Jo will teach the basics on how to light and shoot food. He will also discuss the nuances of working with the food stylist and how to avoid the common problems beginning food shooters usually encounter. This shoot is sponsored by CANON PHILIPPINES

BOOTH ACTIVITIES

CANON:
Free camera and lens cleaning for all Canon Shooters. Make sure you get in line early.
Free firmware upgrade for all Canon Shooters. Again, get there early.

NIKON:
Free lens cleaning for first 50 Nikon users who purchased from CDSC. You better get there early for this.

"DPP On a High" The 5th Anniversary Event / Party


We held our 4th Anniversary last year in Fully Booked High Street. When I arrived at 8am, my jaw dropped from the amount of people waiting outside for the doors to open. It was a great day. We got a greater turnout than we expected and this response told us that we outgrew the venue.

So what do we have to do accommodate the swelling membership of DPP? Naturally we need a larger venue. People were joking that we should hold our 5th in the SMX at MOA. Not a bad idea but we like the idea of Bonifacio High Street because its centralized. We also like the outdoors. So for this years 5th Anniversary Event, we have decided to stay in High Street, with a few changes. Rather than just hold our event at Fully Booked,

We're taking over the entire High Street!

So thus our 5th Anniversary slogan "DPP on a High"

Details:

DPP On a High

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011

Time: 10:00 am to MIDNIGHT / Registration begins at 7:30 am

Entrance: FREE with Anniversary Pass in future DPP Issue #38

What to Expect:
For the noobs here in DPP, our Anniversary Event is one of the most talked about photography events in country. We get the top photographers in the country to give workshops every hour on the hour from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. At 8:00 pm we have our infamous LIVE JUDGING show where our photography contest finalists get their images either praised or critiqued by the country's top photographers in front of a bunch of DPP participants. Think American Idol but for photography.

We have already received confirmation from the best of the best in the country to lecture at our event. We won't give names yet until everything is finalized 100% but I can assure you, we won't disappoint.

Just like last year, workshops will be FREE with a DPP Anniversary Pass and will also be first-come-first-served. The problem last year was the limited space in Fully Booked High Street. Not this year. We'll have other lecture areas within High Street and should be able to accommodate almost everyone unless we get like 10,000 people showing up

We had two LIVE SHOOTS last year during the event. We plan to do the same this year but maybe 3-4 shoots instead.

We'll post more information as we move forward. I suggest you bookmark this thread to keep updated on the development. Post up if you have any questions.

Save the date! Saturday, June 4, 2011 / DPP On a High / Bonifacio High Street


Updated: May 31, 2011

The list of confirmed speakers for On a High: DPP 5th

Drum Roll please............Are you ready?

1. Pilar Tuason
2. Manny Librodo
3. Buboy Librodo
4. Raymund Isaac
5. Xander Angeles / Niko Villegas Edge of Light
6. Tom Epperson
7. Jay Tablante
8. Wesley Villarica
9. Jo Avila
10. Jay Jallorina
11. Edwin Martinez
12. Doc Marlon Pecjo
13. Jason Magbanua
14. Per-Andre Hoffman
15. Dino Lara
16. Lito Sy


Updated: May 31, 2011

Here is a list of the subject lectures that will be given at the DPP 5th Anniversary.

LECTURE TOPICS

Raymund Isaac: How to Shoot Celebrities and other Headaches
Here the king of celeb photography will talk to you about shooting techniques but also more importantly, how to handle VIP clients and what to do when things don't as planned

Xander Angeles / Niko Villegas: Edge of Light Deconstructed 2.0
If you attended DPP Anniversary last year you may have enjoyed how the Edge of Light team presented their latest images and took them apart. The guys plan to show their latest work and explain their latest lighting techniques.

Jason Magbanua: DSLR Film Making
The countries finest video maker will show interested photographers how to take advantage of their cameras video modes and start creating art through film making

Jay Tablante: Creativity and Concept Creation (title not yet final)
Jay Tablante and friend Raffy Tesoro will let you in their inner circle and explain how they create their unique photography concepts. Jay will also talk about his lighting techniques and how it adds to the total feel of the image. Raffy Tesoro on the other hand is a noted stage and production designer and he will share how he and Jay pull off all those shoots.

Manny Librodo: When Travel Meets Fashion
We all admire Manny Librodo and you wouldn't want to miss this lecture as Manny shares with you his techniques he developed through the years first from shooting travel and eventually blending fashion into his travel images when he goes on his many trips.

Boboy Librodo: The Eye on Photojournalism
Ask Manny who is his mentor and he will say his brother. Boboy will discuss photojournalism as an art form. Imagine going to the streets and coming up with award winning images. You might after attending this class.

Jay Jallorina and Edwin Martinez: Immersion: Working the Scene
Expect a Landscape Masterclass from the Chasing Light boys as they spill the beans on what they go through to get their inspiring images. I've been given a glimpse of their lecture and if you are a landscape enthusiast you should attend this because a lot of their stuff is eye opening.

Tom Epperson: The Beauty of One Light
Tom is the author of Issue 38 main article and what more fitting for him to give a Master Class on using One Light. Tom is a top shelf fashion photographer in the country and is a technician. He'll break it down for everyone and show the different techniques to achieve certain looks using just one light.

Pilar Tuason: Let's Talk About Beauty
The countries sexiest photographer (she will kill me if I don't say it) will show photographers how to add a feminine touch to photographing beautiful women. Its different when a guy photographs a girl and when a girl photographs a girl. You'll see how Pilar does it from lighting to posing the model.

Per-Andre Hoffman: Professional Travel Photography
Per is a leading travel professional who has shot for prestigious magazines such as NAT GEO. He is a Canon Brand Ambassador for both cameras and print. He had a recent print show using Canon printers and his work was awesome. His style for travel photography is quite unique. During his lecture, Per will share his travel and photography secrets and show how he produced his excellent latest work.

Jo Avila: Strobist Techniques and Light Painting
Jo will teach the strobist and light painting techniques that he uses for his professional and commercial work. He will show shots that were all done either with a single flash gun or a single flashlight. Jo will also discuss how to modify the light quality of an artificial light source in order to produce a natural looking effect.

Dino Lara: Wedding and Photojournalism
A Canon Brand Ambassador, Dino Lara has been in the wedding industry for quite some time and has seen trends come and go. In this class, Dino will lecture on why photojournalism is still a popular style for weddings and will share the tips and techniques to make you a good wedding photojournalist.

Lito Sy: Modern Techniques for the Modern Day Wedding Photographer
In this lecture, master wedding photographer Lito Sy, will share with you the techniques every photographer should know if you want to make it in today's wedding industry. Not only will Lito discuss technical aspects but he will also discuss the modern styles and trends used around the world. You don't have to be an aspiring wedding photographer to appreciate this lecture.

Doc Marlon: Getting started in Fashion Photography
Ever wondered what it takes to become a fashion photographer in the country? Hear from one of the leading fashion photographers today as he shares his trials, tribulations, and success over the years. The Doc will share shooting techniques and give the pointers to help you get started in this genre.

More to come? Quite possibly.


LIVE SHOOT

Pilar Tuason: Beauty
If you attended last year's event, you may have participated or seen a Live Shoot with Pilar and a beautiful model. Pilar has committed to another live shoot this year so if you wall want to see a professional in action, this is your chance as Pilar will shoot 6-7 different sets of the model. After the actual shoot, Pilar will review and deconstruct the shoot in a classroom. The shoot is sponsored by CANON PHILIPPINES.

Wesley Villarica: Lighting and Working on Location
Wesley will show you how to think on the spot, analyze your location, set up lights, and come up with images worthy of a fashion editorial for a magazine. The shoot will also be done around high noon so if the sun shines on Saturday, Wesley will show how to work with harsh light. If its overcast, Wesley will show how to work with that too. Its a lighting location primer that you all don't want to miss.

Jo Avila: Food Photography, a Primer
Jo will teach the basics on how to light and shoot food. He will also discuss the nuances of working with the food stylist and how to avoid the common problems beginning food shooters usually encounter. This shoot is sponsored by CANON PHILIPPINES

BOOTH ACTIVITIES

CANON:
Free camera and lens cleaning for all Canon Shooters. Make sure you get in line early.
Free firmware upgrade for all Canon Shooters. Again, get there early.

NIKON:
Free lens cleaning for first 50 Nikon users who purchased from CDSC. You better get there early for this.

22nd FIBA Asia Champions Cup Quarterfinals Game Schedules



22nd FIBA Asia Champions Cup Quarterfinals Game Schedules Philsports Arena

Friday, June 03, 2011

2:00pm – Iraq vs. Lebanon
4:00pm – Saudi Arabia vs. Iran
6:00pm – Philippines vs. Syria
8:00pm – Jordan vs. Qatar

Live telecast IBC 13. Please support ourPhilippine National Basketball Team. Watch the quarterfinals knockout games live this friday.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Chyng Reyes - Traumatic Experience as an Alleged DRUG TRAFFICKER in Bali Indonesia


My friend Dyanie and I planned an SG-Bali trip for our birthdays. We took Airphil's Manila-SG flight last May 26, 2011.

Dyanie was held in the Immigration simply because she cant present her company ID. She was suspected na mag-paiwan sa SG to work, and never return to Pinas. This experience alone was heart pounding- though it's only a matter of being approved and being declined to fly to SG. So what more if it's a matter of life and death...

Last May 28, we flew from SG to Bali via Airasia.
Airasia's airbus was full of different nationalities. But Dyanie and I were the only Filipinos on board. We landed in Denpasar airport at almost 11:40pm. We lined up in the Xray machines for our luggage to be scanned.

The moment the officer saw my passport - he carried my luggage. He asked me "is this yours?" I said yes. What could be wrong with my luggage.. The officer scanned our hands too. We don't have any idea what's that for so we asked him. He answered "secret".

After he scanned our hands with that stick, he looked at me and said "come and follow me." He looked to Dyan and said "you also."

omg. what's wrong?!


So in front of all passengers of Airasia that night (na malalaki ang katawan, at yung iba may tattoo, at sila pa yung mukhang harmful kesa samin), kami pa ni Dyan ang mukhang may drugs! We followed the officer because we dont have a choice. We obeyed him, as if we already did something wrong. All other passengers were staring at us..

syet.. anong meron sa bag ko. at anong marks ang nakita nya sa kamay namin? kinabahan ako. this isnt just the usual immigration thing. this is something serious!


We entered the holding room. There were 3 officers inside. 2 males and a lady officer. "Meet my Filipina friend. She was caught hiding packs of heroins in her luggage" said the officer. Sabay turo sa picture frames sa wall nila. It seemed like a gallery of drug traffickers from all over the world. He reminded me that DEATH is the PENALTY of those drug traffickers.

Paksyet. It's matter of life and death in the hands of these Indonesian Police Officers..

They offered something to drink but we refused.
Yoko nga, baka dahil jan sa drinks na yan magkaron pa ng drugs substance sa katawan namin..


"Do you know her?" asked the officer as he was pointing to the girl in the picture frame. - I answered no.
"Did you take drugs?" - Of course not!
"Did you have drugs hidden in your body?" - What?! Never!

nagpanting yung tenga ko. galit na galit ako. at the same time nalungkot. bakit ganun, tagged na ang pinoys as drug traffickers dahil sa kasalanan ng iilan..


"Let's check your bag".
The officer searched my things thoroughly. I was just looking at him. He checked every compartment of my luggage too.


Ang lakas ng kaba ng dibdib ko. I knew he could frame me up. At wala na kong laban if that happens. Nasa teritoryo nila kami.
Ansama sama ng loob ko. Dahil lang Pinoy kami, instant suspect na agad kami.


After he messed with all my things and found nothing, I asked the officer what could be wrong and why was he checking us. He just answered "because the 2 of you are beautiful girls."

putangina mo, nakikipag-cooperate kami sa inyo. naabala at napahiya na kami kanina pa. kaya sana sumagot ka ng maayos kung may tinatanong kami.


For the 3rd time, we went outside the holding room to scan my luggage. I was really very nervous (and irritated). I could imagine him almost saying that he found something in my bag. Remember, he was holding my bag all the time. I never had the chance to touch it again..

you dont trust us. and we dont trust you either. the feeling is mutual. ang advantage lang, nasa Indonesia tayo. at kayo ang may authority.


Now they looked to Dyan. The lady officer asked her if she was hiding drugs in her belly. Of course she answered no. The other officer ordered a body check on her.


as narrated by Dyan:
Gusto ko man magsabi ng ayoko ng body check, wala akong nagawa. Bansa nila yan. So sunod lang ako sa gusto nila. Pumasok kami sa Body Check Room. Inikot ko yung mata ko to check if there are surveillance cameras. Tapos ni-lock ko yung pinto. Tinanong ko si lady officer kung bakit namin to ginagawa. May 3 pinay daw na nahulihan ng drugs sa loob ng tyan nila. Sympre di ko alam kung totoo nga yun. Pinahubad nya ko ng damit. As in HUBAD lahat. The only body part na hinawakan nya ay ang tyan ko. Pero nakaka-harassed pa din. Wala naman siyang nakitang kakaiba.



no offense pero meron ba silang extensive training na by just touching a body part malalaman na kung may drugs dun? ang hirap maniwala. they cant even speak straight english to start with. mayabang lang sila. pero wala silang masyadong alam.


Now back in the holding room, and I was with the other 2 male officers. They started bragging that they captured all of the drug traffickers in the picture frame. Im still not sure what will happen next as they never told us anything.

What now!? gusto nyo lang may mapatunayan kayo at may madagdag kayong picture jan sa wall nyo?!


Im so proud of Dyan. She went back in the room and still didnt breakdown. I knew I will start crying too if I see her terrified.
pero sa totoong buhay daw, sobrang takot na nya na masesetup kami.
Dyan said I dont look scared at all too. I just look very irritated.
pero sa totoo lang, nafi-feel kong anytime sasabihin ng officers na may nakita sila sa bag namin.. at di na kami makakauwi ng Pinas. =(



After 1.5 hours, they finally let us go. Wala silang nakita. They thanked us for being cooperative pero di ko pinansin yung hand shake offer nila. Galit na galit ako. Pero alam ko bawal ako magsalita. Hindi rin sila nagsorry sa abala na ginawa nila. Para san pa, wala na kaming gana na pumasok ng Bali. Sirang sira yung bakasyon namin dahil sa ganitong pagwelcome nila sa Pinoy.
Sabagay their sorry wont be enough. Kulang yan sa kahihiyan, sobrang takot, trauma, at paranoia na inabot namin dahil sa kanila. Ang sama sama ng loob ko. Putangina nyo!

We met the hotel driver who's been waiting for us since 11:40PM. We finally went out of the airport at 1:30AM. I thanked the driver for waiting for us. He wasn't surprised that we were the last to go out. Sabi nya, kapag Pinoy chinecheck daw muna.

Ah ganun..
Dahil lang may mga Pinoy na drug trafficker, lahat ng Pinoy drug traffickers na agad?!

So it's also fair to call all Indonesian Policemen RAPISTS?!

Fair enough?

I hope if an Indonesian visits Pinas, ma-tag din sila as RAPISTS, DRUG DEALERS, and ADDICTS instantly! Maramdaman nila sana yung treatment nila samin.. Yan ang rules nila di ba?

Sa sobrang takot ni Dyanie, she cried to sleep that night. Tulala. Di nagsasalita.
Sa sobrang galit ko, di ako nakatulog. I started vomiting. Hinika din ako sa sama ng loob.
Wala pa kaming 2 oras sa Bali pero gustong gusto na namin umuwi ng Pinas. Sirang sira ang bakasyon namin.

Putangina nyo! Naging praning na kami everytime may police kaming makikita. Or everytime dadaan kaming xray, paulit ulit muna naming pinapagpag ang bawat damit namin - oras oras - just to check na walang naisingit na drugs sa gamit namin. We're so traumatized that we wont be planning to go out of the country anytime soon.

We swore not to go back to Indonesia again. We already suffered a lot. We regret the day we entered this country.
And if you are planning to go to Bali too, well good luck. The next suspect could be you.

SOURCE: http://www.chyngreyes.com/