Monday, November 21, 2005


Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 07:56:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: "cool dela peña"
Subject: RE: Reinventing Kevin
To: "Edwin Bolo" ,,,

On October 27,2005 Thursday George Palaganas wrote:

Dear Edwin,
Cheers! It's the last salvo of the year to go on an escapade outside,so go for it, have fun and enjoy! It gives me rushes of memories of my experience in Canada fall of 1996. It was my birthday(October 19) and I went downtown after cooking pansit palabok, Cindy's style. Then, I checked out a pack of six cans Labatt Genuine Draft from a liquor shop in Davies,and I started heading towards a spot similar to this(Click ) at the Stanley Park from the corner of Denman and Davies. I just sat there, on one of the washed-on-shore decaying planks(timber) and enjoyed the solitude and silence while sipping the draft until I finished all six. There were these three asian girls, well-dressed, who was near me ,and noone else, they are chinese I believe, but speaks local north american twang. They stayed with me and left after the third can. It's like a Dbeers commercial, I tell you. Then, I went for a Robsontrasse... that is , after dropping my toonie on a black woman at Denman giving the most soulful voice I have ever heard in my entire life, rendering "They Can Never Take It Away From You" . Am I hearing Denise Williams in person, I silently told mysel. Robson is oozing with "ripe" and "respectable" talents, being with them is like you have died and went to heaven. And it is the place where everyone is like directly coming out from a Vouge magazine!

Okay, more of this next mail.


P.S. Give me your Winnipeg Address and Phone Number so I can write you regular post office mails and maybe call you up on Christmas. And Tita Vhing, Rhoda and Cesar too. Regards to everyone again.
Edwin Bolo wrote:
thanks for taking it off!well this time of the year, there's no snow yet, and i am not waiting for it. lol. it's autumn but u can feel the early morning chill now.grrrrh. normally we get 1- ~ 13 degress with the lowest of -1. So, it is still very much bearable.And no, i dont skates. i wish....i tried it in Tokyo but not here..i dunno why.thanks again. Dodspeed!
Best Regards,
Edwin ;o)
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From: cool dela "peña"
To: Edwin Bolo
Subject: RE: Tear Those Billboards Down Please?
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 06:48:22 -0700 (PDT)

Wednesday October 26, 2005 8:30 PM
Hi Edwin How are you doing once again? Pretty much surprised,huh? But anyway I have already detached the link so you will not see it(pic and e-mail) next time you get into the URL. How's Rhoda and Cesar doing? and Tita Vhing too.... it's really quite good to recall our m/set days. Reminiscing is the word we have for it now. How is the weather in Winnipeg today? Brr... it must be chilly..... I can't wait to get into my skates..... ngek! Because that is what we do there .....isn't it?What with all the snow in this time of the year. Can we get into some chat sometime?
Okay, till then and regards to everyone.
George Palaganas
"Old saying, Old Plenty.... Eat!"
- Dean Devlin


Edwin Bolo wrote:

Hey George, thanks for asking. Im doing ok -- im at the ofc rite now. I just poked around ur attached link, and bit surprised to see my pic on and my email too. Darn, please take it off. I hate seeing mine on it--baka ma over exposed ako eh.
Take it off, pls, por pabor!
Best Regards,
Edwin ;o)
*<<<<<<<<<<<<<<ô¿ô>>>>>>>>>>>>>>* "I hate quotations."- Ralph Waldo Emerson *<<<<<<<<<<<<<<ô¿ô>>>>>>>>>>>>>>*

From: cool dela "peña"
Subject: HI Waz up?
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 06:33:27 -0700 (PDT)

Tuesday October 25, 2005

Hi Edwin BOLO . I just want to say hi . To refresh your thought, our last communications is at
And some are at =
okay see ya.
GEORGE Palaganas

Project Isabela: From Galapagos Turtles to Calgary Mooses

Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:04:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: "cool dela peña" <>
Subject: Project Isabela Faxed Message in Calgary, Alberta Plane Ticket for George C. Palaganas(a.k.a. Cool Dela Peña)
To: Felipe Cruz
Galapagos Conservation Trust5 Derby StreetLondonW1J 7ABUnited Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7629 5049Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 4149

September 10, 2005 Saturday

Felipe Cruz
Technical Director
Project Isabela

Attention: Wendy Galbraith

Dear Mr. Felipe Cruz:

I have written you this letter for a query on a faxed message somewhere in January of 1997 involving a plane ticket from Calgary to Vancouver with West Jet paid by Mastercard.(Apparently the faxed message was from your organization since it was marked as Project Isabela[sic]). The faxed message was received by Raj S. Hari of Immigration Canada in Calgary and it expedited my travel between the two cities. Since I am in the process of clearing all debts involving my travels in the past, can you help me how to clear up this one with Mastercard Canada by looking over your records.

In Canada, you may contact

Natividad Melecio
3007 Reece Ave., Coquitlam, B. C.

for further communications.

In case your organization has nothing to do with the Project Isabela indicated on that routed and faxed message, you can disregard this query.

Thank you for any help extended.

Respectfully Yours,

George Cainglet Palaganas

Thursday, November 10, 2005

NGEK Again

Date: November 09, 2005 Wednesday 8:47pm
From: manilascooltalk (george palaganas)
To: rEi (reynaldo maranan jr.)
Subject: NGEK again?

manilascooltalk wrote:

NGEK! Sa dinamidami ng maaapita...utang pa! NGEK Again... ikaw dapat ang magpautang dahil mas groovy ka sa akin ngayon.... uy! yung mga latest pic mo...saan Los Baños? Parang ginaw na ginaw ka ah... alam mo parang ganyan ang weather sa inyo ... sa Taal... di ba... pero nung nasa Dominican House of Prayer kami yun... malapit sa Palace in The Sky(spitting distance ba ang tawag don??? ah... stone throw distance pala...LOL... kasi mababa doon sa lugar ninyo kumpara sa sea level position ng Dominican House of Prayer.... kasi don...ulap-ulap na yung makikita sa height na yun at saksakan ng hamog talaga.... and of course ...endless kape and daisies....balita ko may sweet honey dew na rin... Ngayon ko lang napansin yung picture ng baby girl mo... hawig sa baby girl ng professor namin sa TSU dati, si Ms. Fabiola Villa Manzano na kahawig naman ni Ms. Vilma Santos... ops... teka nasaan na ba ito? NGEk!
Till next,
George P.

From: rEi (reynaldo maranan jr.)
To: manilascooltalk (george palaganas)
Date: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 9:03:00 AM
Subject: Response to Hi Rei
rEi wrote:

ah okay.. pwd ba kita txt dun... wala ako pera, di ako makakilos these days... pautang naman...

From: manilascooltalk (george palaganas)
To: rEi (reynaldo maranan jr.)
Date: November 08, 2005 Tuesday 8:07pm
Subject: Hi Rei

Cool wrote:
Nice new pics.... ngak! oy! punta ka naman sa MZ sa Aurora... kung lumuluwas ka.... sent several text messages on your way.... last week... from myla's(kahera sa MZ karelyebo) cell...
George P.

Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 07:54:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: "cool dela peña"
Subject: Re: Where are you, my friend?

George Palaganas wrote: September 24, 2005 Saturday 9:30 PM
Reynaldo Maranan Jr. Hi, Rey! O asan ka na? Nandito ka pa ba sa Cubao o Nasa Batangas ka na? Balikan mo ako sa bar okey? ako ng tawag sa Cell mong 09287970211 laging outside the coverage area or unattended. Ngek!!! At least nagkita tayo today at the Shopwise Araneta Netopia Rendezvous kaninang 2:00 PM (see! Nakalimutan ko palang tanungin yung cell number ng ginagamit mo kaninang internet capable cellphone. Ipinakita mo pa yung pic kong nakawhite Pelle akong parang nurse... ngek! atsaka picture ng baby girl mong mas kamukha ni Agnes...ngek!


O Canada!

Date: 14 Sep 2005 14:31:21 -0000
Subject: Response to Personal Message at NamesDatabase

September 17, 2005 Saturday 12:20am

Hi, Edwin Bolo... I am glad you are in Canada at the moment. What part of Canada you have settled in. I have been there too but only on a visit.... I have visited Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta in 1996 and 1997 and hoping to return soon..... but I'm back in Manila.... I don't know... but I got someone here GIGI Arevalo who was working with UNILAB or something like that...she's been to m/set and Brunei.... Only a couple of e-mails so far have been exchanged between the two of I am not yet certain if it was the sister of Jojo.....You can send mails at or

Give my regards to Cezar, Rhoda and Vhing. Ditto to Dreks on your next communication to him
Visit the internet at

Got a phone in Canada so I can call you up? Okay,see you around the information highway and keep in touch.
It's me,

thanks...roda, csar and vhig is here, in canada. gigi is in chicago and dreks is in singapore. i have all their emails (and so with addie boy)and we exchange emails often. ikaw nasan ka na at anong email addy mo? mine is or
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Querries From Jane Oira

Date:14 Sep 2005 05:47:47 -0000
From: Jane Oira
Subject:Personal Message from Jane Oira

Hi there George, How are you? Are you a Filipino? How's life in Canada?Would you mind telling me few stories in your place? I'm currently processing my paper for canada as working immigrant and in this relation, I want to learn more about life in Canada. If it would not be too much to ask, could spend few minutes sending more info?

Take care.



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Names Database Message of Raffy

Date:13 Sep 2005 00:57:56 -0000
From:Raffy Bartolome
Subject: Hello

Hoy tsong

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Friday, November 04, 2005

Postcards From The Ebbs

Subject: RE: FW: ATLAS Shroud
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 16:32:07 +1300
From: "Jesus Tubay"
To: "cool dela "peña"

You can’t. Even the Post Office computers here doesn’t recognize it yet. Mainly because it’s a new subdivision and I’m wondring what’s taking them so long to update maps online. And more lands are developed and such subdivisions are sprouting like mushrooms as they sprawl into the city outskirts where sections are much cheaper.
But trust me- mails can reach it. Surely. It’s between Oaklands and Halswell. Down south from the city centre.


Response To Atlas Shroud

From: cool dela "peña []
Sent: Friday, 21 October 2005 4:52 a.m.
To: Jesus Tubay;;;
Subject: RE: FW: ATLAS Shroud

Thursday October 20, 2005 11:42 P.M.(just before midnight)
Hi Jess! I can't find the address you gave on the map(84 Bibiana St., Aidanfield, Halswell, Christchurch 8004 NZ..) Something that will show it like this one. Click is my Canada address. The homeowner is my Aunt and they took it on a loan. It's the same house occupied once by Peter Gabrielle(Date With An Angel) when my Aunts are still renting in Shaughnessy. Can you help me find your address on an Internet map. Thanks.



Jesus Tubay wrote:

Well, well, well- look at that- somebody’s just got older today… hmmmn.. and still single… That should be nice. I thought.
But anyway,


Don’t drink too little…!

Pare Dante doesn’t email that much to me though. Irregularly I should say. He calls me at times. I do the same too. His wife just got a new baby. Boy again. My address at the moment is at 84 Bibiana St., Aidanfield, Halswell, Christchurch 8004 NZ.
Alright, I’ll leave you at that for now. Some eyes are preying on me.


College Picture Fails Stories

Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 07:55:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: "cool dela peña"
Subject: Re: belated happy b-day
To: "Dante rivera" ,

Thursday October 20, 2005
Hi Iggy! It's good to hear from you. You have already shown me back in college the picture you have just sent(attached on e-mail). See Come on!

George P.

Belated Happy B-Day

From:"Dante rivera"
To:"cool dela peña"
Re: belated happy b-day
Date:Thu, 20 Oct 2005 15:03:43 +0800
Happy Birthday!!! they always say: Better late than never..

i am happy that one of our friend in college has communicated to us once again. it 's really a long while since we parted on that graduation day and i think i have not seen you since then.

Well, it seems that you are enjoying your life. How many kids do you have now? What work do you do? are you still teaching computer?

I am working in Pangasinan right now, Urdaneta in particular as an employee of a water pump business. it's quite ok.

by the way you have mention of Nilo flores. He is in Malaysia right now and you might be interested in getting his contact no. there. here is the no: +60165454901.

i have attached a family picture. it's not updated though. i already have 3 sons. the last one is born last September 29, 2005 and i have not taken a picture of him in my computer.

Till next time. have a nice day....

best regards,


PS. I will be in Manila on the 26th of October to fetch our Boss at the airport around 2pm. i have the time to visit your place if you are there or we can just set a place and time to see each other, if it's ok with you...

Is Kodak From Down Under?

From: cool dela peña
To: Jesus Tubay ;
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 10:09 PM
Subject: RE: FW: Kodak from DownUnder

Wednesday October 19, 2005

Hi Jess! Greetings of peace and joy! Aren't you going to greet me too on my birthday? I am exactly 37 years old today! Life is so fast we can't miss what we're soakin'. I appreciate the two pictures you sent below. I was almost crying for I got an exact semile. Regarding Cindy's pictures, I can't remember any except the one on the lobby with four us, you, Dante Sumaoang, Nilo Flores and I. The four of us are on an old Cindy's orange uniform with the three of you ,visor cap on, while I got my head gear on my hand. The backdrop was a modern art blown up picture of blue and red paint with two giant brushes and the huge picture was neatly framed on the wall.

I have plenty of pictures spread all over the net. Obsession is a perfume and it's weird I have also rented a car in Oslo. Calgary reports me on a bad AVIS car wreck and whoever reported that, dapat ihulog sa mga bangin don. Maybe because directly from the plane, I went straight to Richmond Hospital in Richmond,British Columbia. And I took my Westjet flight from Calgary under a government program called Project Isabela . Obviously it's from that notion where they base those rumors. LOL.

Jess, I am sending you some postcards on regular mail so where can I drop my mails now? You can write regular mails to me at 846 Aurora Boulevard, Kaunlaran 1109 Cubao, Quezon City. You must be amazed. The last time we have seen each other is at the Metrostar train station last year. As what I told you, I am just living around the corner. And it's sad we have very little time to talk.

Alright, so keep on writing to me and I'll be keeping in touch with you. Iggy has still to respond to my e-mails. Has he sent you already any?

It's me,
George C. Palaganas

Point and Click!

Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 21:37:52 +1300
From: "Jesus Tubay" <>
To: "cool dela "peña"

Jesus Tubay wrote:
Seen heaps of your pictures in your webpages. Is that self-obsession? Or say self-_expression? Well, there’s nothing like having the full freedom to do what you want yourself to do- ain’t it?

I still have our pictures while we were still workin at Cindys. But I left them in the Philippines. I’ll be requesting my wife to scan it and email them to me.

Here are some of my pictures. Not as “dead serious” as your poses are. Just some simple look at the camera.

At work. In the office.

In my room at the house where I live.

I terribly miss home. It’s good you exerted the effort to contact me. After work, I’ve got nothing to do anymore. But even if I’m at work, I still can find time to open my emails regularly.

Reminiscing 2

From: cool dela "peña []
Sent: Wednesday, 19 October 2005 2:39 a.m.
To: Jesus Tubay

Tuesday October 18, 2005 21:20pm Manila

Hi Jess! It's nice to hear from you again. I am glad to hear another "howdi" from you. Hmmm... Regarding that song.... Seals and Crofts "You've got a friend", yah! I think we have gone into fiddling that in one of our guitar jamming sessions in the boarding rooms we had back in college, January's place I believe. Send in the Clowns by Frank Sinatra is one of my favorites alright, but it was my Auntie Shirley who can send you spine tingling sensations if you hear her sing it. Her contemporaries will always exclaim, "Uy! Si Shirley!" But with my "old voice", ngek! LOL.
Actually, what I can render on the guitar is a poor version of Debbie Gibson's No More Rhymes. No more, no less. Ngek!


Response to Of Winters and Springs

Subject: RE: FW: Of Winters and Springs
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 16:58:46 +1300
From: "Jesus Tubay" <>
To: "cool dela "peña" <>

Jesus Tubay wrote:
How’dy buddy!?

“Winter, spring, summer or fall..
All you’ve got to do is call..”

Still remember that song? We’ve used to play on the guitar- and you frequently play “Send in the Clowns?”.

Yea, there are lots of contrasts in the world. It’s pretty hot in one place, cool and humid in another. Just like people. Each has its own peculiar characteristics that makes him different from all the rest. And I just love this place. Not much snow though. And not much searing sun. Just a good balance in between.

I ride to work. I have my 49cc scooter. Handy and economical. I’ll still be buying my car in December. I’ll have enough money by then. For now, I’m stuck in this little wee bike.

I can get my family anytime now but my problem is the house. I don’t want to be renting with them bec that would spell trouble for me. I’ll try to produce the house first, then get them, then apply for permanent residency. I can apply residency now but I don’t want them be left behind. I hope I can produce that enough money to secure a house for them so then it would not be that difficult to live here.

Right now, they’re enjoying the good exchange rate for the money I’m sending them. It’s far better than what I’ve been getting while I was still there in the Philippines. I can make the 2months salary I am receiving there in the Philippines as a pressured supervisor (6days work) to just a week’s pay (5days work) as an electrician here. That’s what I’m trying to tell myself when homesickness gulp me up. It’s worth the sacrifice. It’s hard but it’s harder to live on just break-even. As we say it- isang kahig, isang tuka. No more, no less. I want better than that. I surely want to have my own car (which I can never produce in the Philippines even though we, couple are working together). That’s just very difficult to do. Unless- out of the blue- somebody gives us what we want. Or I can find a P10M check with my name written on it- which is ridiculously impossible! So here I am. Trying to make up for the “lost time” I did. And I’m enjoying it.

There’s more to life though other than money. It’s the satisfaction and joy behind life’s imperfections. I try to be balanced every time all the time.

The numbers are 0064-3-3396077 for my landphone and 0064-21-079-2039 for my mobile.

So till next my friend..

Of Winters and Springs

From: cool dela "peña []
Sent: Tuesday, 18 October 2005 9:27 a.m.
To: Jesus Tubay
Subject: RE: FW: Of Winters and Springs

Tuesday October 18, 2005

Hi Jess! How was your day? I know it's almost spring time in NZ and it's the time when the snow melts and the greens reappears. I know how it is to stay in a cold country Jess, for I have been into one(Canada) myself. But your season right now is the opposite of what they have there for it is fall time in the North American West. You should be glad since the problem of driving in snow will soon be over. Goodbye to snow tires and you can go on jogging and strolling again. The problem with snow is when it rains after the ice. That's the time you get a 'slush' on the road and it's too slippery to walk. Do you drive on your way to work, Jess, or you just commute? Have you been into some skiing or skating (toboganning) around? For these are just the outdoor things you can do during winter. How about shovelling snows in your carport and driveway? Are you experiencing them too. When I was in Canada , I fight off winter chills and winter depression by taking plenty of chocolates. And of course, use the home computer to reserve books in the Main library(VPL) and wait for the phone to ring saying the books are now ready for pick-up in the branch(Marpole) which is just a couple of blocks from the corner. And gobble up the books within the day while baking rotini(pasta) and pizza on the self-clean oven. Well, there goes the winter routine. And once in while go to skating rinks, where they have skates available for rent and also watch the latest Roger's Cable can offer. You see, very rarely people stay outdoors during winter. And Winter Solstice can be very uncomfortable since daytime are shorter than during regular season. So, that is, it is nighttime before four p.m. You just go out only to do the groceries and nothing else. It's the time when most of the residents in the area where I have been leave there homes and go on long holidays. They head for the "hotter" vacation spots like Florida, Cancun or Europe. But definitely I had a lot of fun on summer. Endless picnics, beach frolicking in Kitsilano and Jericho and Wreck Beach, bicycling in the whole of Van from Marpole to Downtown taking the Arbutus route and stay in Stanley Park the whole day. Trainspotting at English Bay, stroll in Robson and watch beautiful's like you died and went to heaven. British Columbia is indeed beautiful and you'll say there is nowhere in the planet I would want to stay but here.

How about your family Jess? Noemi and your kids? When are you going to 'get' them there? Does NZ have an immigrant program for their foreign workers?

Until then and God bless.

It's me,

Inverse Solstice

Subject: RE: FW: Hello World
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 17:31:42 +1300
From: "Jesus Tubay" <>
To: "cool dela "peña" <>

Jesus Tubay wrote:
Well, I might have lost track of it anyway but yeah, I think we often call you Georgie then. I never expected to come to New Zealand. In fact, my first choice was Canada, second was USA (or vice versa?!), next was Australia and then UK. But how did I end up here? I honestly don’t know. Things had just happened so fast that all of a sudden my environment changed and then all I can say to myself is- “It’s good to dream- and work it out.” It’s good to wake up to a very fresh, cold air and enjoy the sun. Most houses have glass walls and sunrooms. Since the whole house floor is almost carpeted, I can just sit or lay down by the wall of my room and taste the sunshine as I ponder the day’s wonders (and what the heck am I doing here!!?!?!).

Know what- New Zealand is pare Dante’s first choice and he told me that he almost migrated before we met again after 10years?! And I’m throwing that back to him as a challenge. He first became interested here and now, he’s still there and I’m already here. Ironically funny?!

Kiwi’s are not that good in chess though. There are Chinese guys who are very good at it. It’s just one of the many recreational activities they have in here.

It’s spring time here and gettin hotter now. But it’s not as hot as in the Philippines though. We can still bathe comfortably in the sun though it’s already 12noon. And long days are here as well. There is still sunshine until 8pm. It’ll just begin to darken around 20 past 8. They’re telling me it’ll even be longer days in summer (which is by December to February) when the sun shines until 11pm.

By the way, if you really wanted to call me, I think you should make it around 8am Manila time. It will be about 1pm here. I’ll be relaxin and gettin ready for work by then.

Alright my friend, til next..


Response To Hello World

From: cool dela "peña []
Sent: Saturday, 15 October 2005 3:29 a.m.
To:; Jesus Tubay;
Subject: Re: FW: Hello World

Friday October 14, 2005

Hi, Jess! I am glad you have leisure times on the chesspark in your area for that's a great thing to do. I know how you are very fond of chess and I can still recall how you and Iggy beat everyone to the hilt on that game. It's like playing crib and you end-up as skunk, that's what everyone feels everytime they play the game with the two of you. That area of your's is similar to Granville Island's in Vancouver where the show is mostly Asian revelry. If you will click the hypertext you will see that they have pictures but it wasn't the same as the Granville Island in the British Columbia that I have been. And the boats are not also on that area but they are all clustered in the Kerrisdale area of the Hudson River.Well, there are too many discrepancies like from below, Granville Bridge looks very much different.There is another area near Main Street in Vancouver called Chinatown where similar asian events take place but when I was there it's their version of Tin Pan Alley called ROBSON St. is what I love the most and it's where I hang around most of the time. It's close to cinemas, and their public library.(Click Hypertext for pictures)It's also close to Stanley Park.

I am planning to return there as an immigrant in a few years time. I am puzzled by the numbers you gave. (See attached e-mails) Is it (0064)021-079-2039 or 03-339-6077 ?
Keep in touch!

George P.

Cliches and Other Stories

cool dela peña wrote:

Friday October 14, 2005

It's a good thing you have everything in place and the life you are living now is great as you deserve it. And I know too that you miss your family here in the Philippines a lot. I'll give you a ring anyday now so expect it my friend....reverse charge ha? Ngek! I am just kidding. Anyway Iggy(Dante Rivera) send me an e-mail too. Georgie was never blurted by Dante Sumaoang before, but it's you who oftentimes call me that then.NGEK! Sumaoang calls me Budsky! Your group(Rivera, Sumaoang, Tubay, Bumagat,etc.) is my second "cliche" in college after the "Waiting to Exhale" group of Joseph Dela Cruz, Harry Alimurong, Ramil Lambinoand I. And after your group was the veterans group of Francis Bunagan, Rafael Yumul, Regino Reña, John Aquino, etc. Yah, it's all now but reminiscing... reminiscing... okay see you around the information highway and until the next CHICKA!

It's me,

P.S. Here is Iggy's e-mail to me;

From:"Dante rivera"
Date:Fri, 14 Oct 2005 16:29:20 +0800

just want to say, must na? Mr Jess Tubay has just email to me you email address.

this is your classmate at TSU.

hope you still remember me.....

Dante Rivera

Hello Buddy!!

Jesus Tubay wrote:
Hello buddy!! How are you?! This is a surprising thing from you! So you’ve changed you’re name??? Is that for real now? And your website is cool, man- just like your new name… Hmmmmnn.. So what are you doing right now?? Are you married or still single or just decided to live alone??!

Pare Dante Rivera is trying his luck too. He’s been preparing his papers so he can come here hopefully sooner. I bet you are also in contact with him?

My wife and kids are still there in the Philippines. And it’s going terribly harder for me as each day passes by. I can get them now but I still have to provide a house for them. So that means saving, savingg, savinggg…

I’ll be preparing a litany of goodies of New Zealand so you can know what it is to be like here.

Til next my friend.. Keep in touch..


Response to Phone Number Please

RE: Phone Number Please
Date:Fri, 14 Oct 2005 03:28:41 +1300
From:"Jesus Tubay"
To:"cool dela "peña"

Oh silly me- sorry for that- here: 021-079-2039. The area code here is 0064. We have 5 hours difference. We’re advanced.

Phone Number Please

Date:Thu, 13 Oct 2005 04:57:23 -0700 (PDT)
From:"cool dela peña"
Re: Phone Number Please
To:"Jesus Tubay"

Hi, it's good to hear from you again. Phone number?
It's me, George

Letters From Down Under

Date:Wed, 12 Oct 2005 10:03:43 -0700 (PDT)
From:"cool dela peña"
Re: Letters from Down Under

cool dela peña wrote:

Thursday October 13, 2005 Jesus Tubay Hi Jess, How's my dear friend doing? What's the latest news down there? I hope I can save enough to visit the Outback countries someday. Have you migrated there with Noemi and your kids? Give me your phone number so we can talk sometime okay? Regards It's me, GEORGE PALAGANAS P.S. You can write to me at

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NZ Fun Facts

FW: NZ fun facts
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 01:25:08 +1300
From:"Jesus Tubay"
To:"cool dela "peña"

Just some NZ things for your info-laden mind…

So you’ve concentrated in writing now?? And as I see it, I think you’re enjoying it more than I can imagine. So what made you decide to pursue that career? It’s really been an interesting “variation” of personality from you. You continue to surprise me as well. Even your voice, it’s very much different now. I think it is- yeah. What do you fancy as of now? I am really amazed by your “web of mysteries” in there- just like a bolt from the blue- just like your le quant..?? (does it dicotomy??? I myself is a bit puzzled..) Anyway, what a turn-around Georgie (as what Dante Sumaoang usually call you before) you are now. (At least as far I have known you- or did I really??). I emailed your webpage to pare Dante Rivera so he can contact you as well. Will that be alright?? By the way, my landphone is 03-339-6077. I am usually at home around 2am to 2pm. But I’m usually fast asleep until around 11am. My shift is on twilight- from 3:20pm to 11:20pm. Do some 2-3 hrs OT everyday for 5 days. (oh my- electrician jobs here are very easy… at least for me..). Go out every Saturday. Play chess with Kiwis and other non-pakeha at the Cathedral Square. Our chessboard is on the ground- a square is at least 1.5ft on the sides. The chess pieces are very big that you cant lift and move them with just one hand. They are quite heavy and holding them with two hands makes your life easier. To give you an idea- the pawns are slightly above knee height. The towering kings are approximately up to my navel. Or higher. And munching my souvlaki (a Greek food) while watching a game.. There are public performers at the square as well that after each performance or play they do- they ask for “donation” if you enjoyed their antiques. If you’re bored, you should still give because according to the performer, there’s no point in going home with both of you disappointed(!!).

Right- so that’s it for now, my friend.. I hope I you will visit me one time here.. Keep in touch..

JES (they pronounce my name as “JIS” and spell it with just one S. Funny, exclusively Kiwi accent)