31 May 2004
It was Saturday night when my high school buddy, Levi gave me a ring at home. It took us probably an hour or so, catching up and buzzing stories about the rest of our 'barkada' and batchmates in high school. It was fun reliving those memories. It was kinda sad, too, knowing that some people we knew then had already passed away.
I almost cursed him for making a situation so laughable instead of something to mourn about. I almost fell off my seat!
[.]levi: uy, alam mo ba si ma'am (name witheld) eh may cancer?
[.]me: sino daw?
[.]levi: "saying the name" -- oo, may cancer daw.
[.]me: talaga? si ma'am (name witheld), tumatakbo siyang mayor?
[.]levi: indi, may cancer nga...cancer of the bones nga eh.
[.]me: ows talaga? tumatakbo siyang mayor ng malabon?
What the hell was happening to me that time? I thought I had my eardrum drummed up that I lost the gift of hearing. I was hearing things far from what was being spoken. We were chatting last night over the phone and the election was almost 3 weeks over and I was talking of running for a mayoralty post in the present tense?! Where was my brain that time? *hmm*
If that doesn't makes sense, let me explain. Levi and I were reminiscing old times and that included our beloved teachers back then. He brought up a name and he said that she got cancer of the bones. I thought I heard she was running for an elective post in Malabon. I even thought he clarified that she was (actually, I even referred to it in the present progressive like 'tumatakbo') joining the mayoralty race in Malabon. Levi was correcting me for the nth time and I kept on repeating the same thing over and over..."tumatakbo siyang mayor ng malabon? talaga?" It took me more than a couple of times to get into my head what he was really trying to say. When I realized it, he let out a strong guffaw that almost made me hot in the cheeks (due to embarassment). He was laughing hilariously that I could not helped but laugh with him for my stupidity, almost knocking me off my seat. Levi is still the same person since high school; never fails to elicit the much needed reaction from his listener. :)
Because of the talk we had that time, I decided to log on at Friendster Sunday morning. I utilized the user search and went on a hunting spree for my old high school batchmates and friends. Guess what? I almost ended up discovering a quarter of them. I added and sent them messages, telling them that it was me. I checked my account right now and half of them had already replied. My gawd!
It has been 10 years, 1994-2004.
They were so many and my head could not remember every, single name. Maybe, I will just add it on everytime I recall one. Funny! When I told my younger, recently-CPA board passer-sister about it, she decided to make an account for herself, too...Hehehe!
30 May 2004
I just wanna say thank you to the following people for remembering me on my birthday:
Jocelyn, high school buddy who already got 2 kids...
Dex, my one and only honey & who makes everything ok for me...
Ate Gina, thanks for bringing me my favorite McDo meal...
Mamu, who woke me up with a kiss...
LA, one of the treasured friends I have from PinoyExchange...
Jon, my dearest 'Kuya' who never fails to keep in touch once in a while...
Bambi, my younger sister who recently passed the CPA Board Exam. Yahoo!
Uriah, high school buddy that I have regular contact with and whom I learned has a "fafa" already...
Aiee, never fails to forget my birthday...
Rage, another 'Kuya' who owes me big time...hehehe...
Paul, one of the few, good friends I treasure from PinoyExchange...
Chummy, recently becoming my email chatter partner...
Richard, fellow mountaineer
Nancy, high school batchmate whom I regularly bump with in the FX station line...
Jerry, a fellow mountaineer who loves calamares just like I do...
Jeni, a good chum from college, my confidante...
Franz, a friend from PinoyExchange...
Colleagues from the office, thank you for the card and the cake; yummy icing...
Levi, thanks for the call! Reunion coming up...
Rey, college batchmate and writer...
Ryan, a nice pal...
Talk about having fun!
Just got home after having an exciting thrill at Timezone. Dex and I are kinda addicted to playing TimeCrisis this time. The thing is, I never scored higher than he did except for today. Just once and I was screaming with glee for slightly beating him for the first time and maybe the last.
We also came across one machine that will definitely become part of our roster of games. I forgot how it was called but it was some kind of a racing game. It was so much fun!
To my credit, I beat him in shooting balls. Hahaha! You better practice, dude! You're getting lousy playing it with me. But I still love you. =)
29 May 2004
This month, I celebrated 3 special days of my life.
May 26 & 27 were special because these days were the days that marked the commitment that my boyfriend and I have for our relationship. 11 months??! Could you believe that? I couldn't. I never thought that it would last because I knew then that no guy can stand being with me for such a long time. I knew how hard it was for him to handle me when my tantrums get the better of me. Stubborn, demanding, bitchy...uhhh. Despite all that, he weathered it well. For that, I thank God for giving him to me. He is such a treasure. =)
What we did to celebrate was not expectedly planned. We just played at Timezone and qued up for the long line in Glorietta to watch the first screening of the movie, The Day After Tomorrow. For me, it was such a great, well-done movie. Sure-fire of sending the message across to watchers that we must take care the environment that sustains us.
The second day, I was supposed to join my colleagues in attending a social gathering of foreign trade & embassies' officials in New World Hotel but I changed my mind. I brought home some work and I thought it was best if I just go home. That was the original plan. I ended up visiting my boyfriend since it was his day. We had a DVD watching marathon.
If you are wondering why 2 days, my advise is: just keep on wondering...hehehe!
May 28, my birthday. Actually, there was nothing special about it. I am not the type of person who would be jumping up high just because it is my birthday. Yes, I am thankful that one more year was added into my existence on Earth but apart from that, nothing else.
But then, this is my first birthday with Dex in my life; And 2 days before it was our special days. A few hours ago, we spent Friday night in Greenbelt dining out and chatting about mundane and funny stuff. As usual, playing at Timezone (we 'air-hockeyed", shoot balls, race Daytona, gun down TimeCrisis at Greenbelt's Timezone) gave thrills to this exciting evening.
Despite the exasperating week at work, I was still able to let out a good laugh.
Such A Long Wait...
Holy Kangkong! Still a year to go before the much awaited movie, Star Wars 3 makes its debut in theaters worldwide.
At first, it was the charming look of Ewan McGregor that lured me to watch Episode I: Phantom Menace, but later on, I found myself lining up with a horde of people trying to watch its next installation.
I have seen some spoilers and, "ang pangit naman ni Anakin dun." Hehehe.
Guess who will be the new villain in this exciting movie? I won't tell.
One more year! I just cannot wait to see the last installation of the Star Wars chronicle... =)
26 May 2004
For the past 2 weeks, I had been busy scrapping out all the photos I had posted and sites that I had designed long before. Not that I am getting paranoid but more like, a feeling of "cleaning up" the unwanted and unnecessary references that will eventually link back to me.
I have this feeling of "hinayang" over the time and effort I had poured into doing those things. But it is time to move on and change things.
I may establish new links. =)
24 May 2004
Scientific or Artistic Brain...
I learned in my Psychology class that our brains are divided into 2 hemispheres. The right hemisphere is the artistic side and the left is the scientific one. I always wondered which one am I because as much as I love the arts, I also excel in the sciences (except for the math part...hehehe).
Anyway, I am not sure how real this one is but my score lies somewhere in between 110 & 149. It said that: "Neither your left brain nor your right brain are dominant. With few exceptions, you use both sides equally and have ability in both. In many ways, you have the best of both worlds because you don't see things from a narrow viewpoint. You're even tempered, balanced and you have a good head on your shoulders."
So I have the best of worlds ha? Just perfect...=)
Happiness and Joy...
Do you know the difference between happiness and joy? I have read from somewhere that we normally get confused with these 2 important words.
"Happiness is dependent on outward circumstances, such as prosperity and good health, which may be here today and gone tomorrow. Joy, on the other hand, is a deep-seated contentment you can have regardless of circumstances."
This morning, I decided to bid adieu to my private blogsite. For some time, it had provided me the kind of solace I had been looking for when I wanted to hide from the accusing and judging eyes of the world.
I asked myself what if I needed to hide again? I had destroyed my sanctuary. I obliterated the unknown haven I had established for myself.
Sometimes, in this life, you have to learn and face your fears and worries head-on. Standing up for it and against it will make you learn more what life is all about and what you can do about it. Much more, it will make you discover the real YOU.
20 May 2004
Oil Price Hike...
The chronic issue of oil price increase always brings out the best of the worst in a person’s way of life.
I used to monitor this issue before and I always end up thinking that oil price increases every other month. But now? The frequency and consistency of such increases is quite alarming. Just last week, prices of oil and diesel surged to PhP1 per liter and PhP1 per kg of kerosene.
The price of oil is one indicator of an economy’s stability. There is always an effect when oil prices become unsteady.
This recent trend will undoubtedly impel protests among sector, especially the consumers (that includes you and me).
Transport sectors will react, asking for fare increase and commuters will complain. Resistance from commuters will certainly drive buses and PUVs to upstage nationwide transport strikes thereby creating a domino effect that will affect workers and production from manufacturing businesses.
Jacking up the price of oil triggers fear that prices of basic commodities will increase, too. Firms and businesses dependent on oil for their production process will definitely reflect the “incurred damage” of fuel to their finished product.
There is only one thing that is consistent in all these – the stunted growth of our salary. All of us are trying hard to earn our keep but in these times, is it still possible even to save a damn peso? We have to battle paying an increased fare, buy a high-priced basic commodity and everything follows. But our salaries remain the same.
Sometimes, I wonder if the Iraq crisis can change the landscape of the world market for oil. But of course, it is not only the reason why oil prices escalate but my impression is that the Iraq-US crisis definitely bears down on it.
Regarding the issue on salary increase, people in the office are being mum about it.
18 May 2004
16 May 2004
A Day for Mothers...
I know that it is already a week late to pay tribute to moms but just the same, I would like to write and share something about them. Here goes:
You have carried me inside you for nine months and I wonder how you were able to get through day by day. I was such a heavy load and you still kept on caring for me.
You and I may not always be speaking on the same wavelengths but just the same, you are one of the most special people in my life.
To make our family live in comfort, you help my father to make both ends meet by working your butt off, too. Despite that, you still manage to run the household fairly and keep the family intact. How you do that remains a puzzle to me.
When me and my siblings were a little younger, you used to rant how ‘magastos’ we were and that we don’t know the value of money earned from a hard day’s toil. We even call you ‘kuripot’ and you would launch into a diatribe of where the money goes and how life can be so hard. But you are the person to lavish us with dresses and toys unexpectedly. You are the one who brings us to the mall and let us pick up the things we like.
You are our wonder mom who wakes up early in the morning just to serve breakfast and prepare a healthy ‘baon’ for us to school. From an exhausting day at work, you will go home and make sure that dinner is prepared when we arrive.
You always get so mad with me for going home so late at night that at times we argue because I always tell you that I am already a grown-up. You will get madder because my reasoning irritates you and we would end up hurting over the battle of words. But still, you will check me out in my room and ask me if I have filled in my stomach already. I may be hurt and mad, too but deep in this stubborn head of mine, you love me and that you always want me to be safe from the threats of this world.
When we argue and I start to reason out, you will ask me if UP teaches people how to be rude and obstinate. When your friends and colleagues voice out their high regard for me, you will boast that UP has developed me and I greatly enhanced myself in it. Like other moms, you are proud to say that I schooled in UP.
I love you for being just the way you are. Simple, thoughtful, sweet and with a big heart. It does not bother me a bit whenever you let out that never-ending, ticklish guffaw of yours everytime you watch something hilarious. I also even bawl with you (which is unknown to you) whenever we both watch ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya.’
It still makes me shed tears everytime I remember how hard life is for you when you were a kid and growing up. An orphan at nine and with a life shifting to one relative to another, it still hurts me to know that you went through life’s hardships alone. (Now, you are making me cry again). So, when you had me and my siblings, you always make sure that life will treat us alright. You never fail to show us how you value us, always putting our best interests at heart. Sometimes, I can feel that you are feeling tired from doing it all but you never complain. You are so strong and I admire you for that.
You may never hear me say “I love you” but in my heart and mind, I always utter those 3 deep, meaningful words. I have lost count the number of times I have broken your heart and for that I am so sorry. I never meant to hurt you, Mom.
You and I may have a lot of differences but one thing I know and which I want to tell the whole world is that I am proud to have you for a mother and I thank God that He gave you to me.
I think I better doze off now since I have plans of jogging again a few hours from now. Anyway, I went jogging Saturday mawning (it is Sunday already) at CCP and had a refreshing run with cute guys and gals.
After that, I went home and did my share of the household chores. By 2 in the afternoon, I took a cool bath and hit the road towards the mall. Sometimes, I wish I can cut off my fingers so I would not be able to pull out my money to finance my shopping splurge. Damn!
I was already tucked home by 930 in the evening and I decided to call my boyfriend and checked out how everything was. Hehehe! They got lost descending from the summit. Gosh! How could that happen, I wondered. Anyway, nothing to worry about since he himself was laughing about it and saying it was cool. *hmm*
Afterwards, I logged online and checked my emails. I got this email from my new friend, Vicky. Actually, we have been corresponding with each other through this cool yahoogroup. It was nice to know that there is someone who belongs to my age range. We were able to exchange thoughts and ideas together with other people ranging from cold, adorable city itself, to restaurants, food, the elections, etc.
I also logged on to Friendster and made testimonials to those people who are ought to receive them. I have also discovered this new site called Hipstir. It seems like Friendster is getting competitions nowadays.
I also had a great time surfing and posting at Pinoyexchange. Most of the time, I was hooked up at the Travel and Lifestyle Section. Why not? I am a travel freak. =)
Last but not the least, I was able to write something about my mom. I will post it after this. It is still a draft and I will have it polished tomorrow.
15 May 2004
I Will Survive...
Lately, I realized that my social life had almost turned 180 degrees. Usually, my weeknights and weekends are already occupied with schedules from meeting and dining out with friends, whiling time at the bookstores, shopping a little, mountainclimbing or simply taking a trip somewhere off the metro.
I just noticed a few weeks ago how dry and boring life can be; something of which I am not accustomed to. To have a life, I now frequent this home-grown coffee shop from Cebu. The name is Bo’s Coffee Club located at Glorietta. With my favorite beverage, I would soon find myself deeply engrossed in reading a pocketbook or writing notes for my research work. Since the people at the coffee shop had already named me for being a regular, I decided it is time to hit the cinemas again.
One of those movies that I had watched in solitude was a Tagalog movie directed by the talented Joel Lamangan. I Will Survive is a movie about the lives of 4 chums weaving a familiar storyline. Normally, I hate Tagalog films with proverbial plots. What made this movie a little different from those was that it was injected with humorous flair and refreshing perspectives.
Sidenote: Eric was a crush of mine from my teeny-weeny years and I realized that I still have this ‘kilig’ for him. Hihihi!
14 May 2004
I was supposed to post this on the supposed day it had to be posted but unfortunately, my pc was busted with this virus.
Happy Birthday, JON!
This guy is one of the best guys I have met in this lifetime. He is one of those people who is going to stick with you through thick and thin.
Anyway, it is his special day today. He is turning ____. (sekwet) Hehehe! HAPPY BIRHDAY!
All I wish is that you always be safe and happy. Keep the faith burning.
I know he is happy and contented with his life there in Canada. I just hope he will never forget the friends he has here in Manila.
Take care and miss you, friend.
13 May 2004
Proud to be Filipino...
I am proud to be one.
We may be a laughing stock to the world out there but I am nonetheless proud of my heritage. For once, I never wished to belong to any race though I have a passion for anything French, Thai and that of the blood-sucking vamps.
Some people may hear me lament, complain and even curse for what is happening to the Philippines. I have visions of someday, we would rise above and tell the world that we are something big and not something to be looked down.
We may be beyond our fellow Asian neighbors in terms of growth and wealth but we have something to take pride in ourselves. If only all of us can work towards that end, maybe, just maybe, life here could be better.
Anyway, I had read somewhere that we will be sending 2 cadets from Baguio’s PMA to train at the US Military Academy. Besting their 313 colleagues, both cadet and cadette will be part of the 1200 cadets of the military academy class 2008. It is such a feat because it will also be the first time the country’s premier military academy will be sending a female cadet to the well-known USMA in New York.
Discussions and debates also proliferate amongst local mountaineering groups about the much-talked about the exploration in the infamous Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
A dream of every mountaineer is to climb this 29,035 feet tall mountain. Come 2007, a team of RP mountaineers will attempt to scale the world’s tallest peak.
Physical risks are known to be the main deterrent to accomplish this challenging endeavor. I have read that there are currently 26 men and 3 women in the training pool. Out of these seasoned mountaineers, only 5 men and 2 women will compose the final team. They will undergo rigorous training in alpine climbing and will be scaling 8 mountains overseas.
It is a known fact how dangerous this climb will be since hundreds of lives has been claimed, trying to reach its peak.
I am no seasoned nor a hard core climber but I share the same sentiment these people feel when they reach a certain peak. Up there, it is different. Despite the tired muscles and bones, emotions come to play. The grandeur of the beauty, the never-ending freshness of the breath of life, the powerful hold in one’s desire to live, the blazing spirit of passion to test one’s limit – these are the reasons why I climb.
Friends the Smash Hit Comedy Series...
After a decade of eliciting never-ending smiles and heartwarming guffaws, this once-a-favorite-hit-comedy series of mine is signing off...for good.
When I started having a relationship with the boobtube, Friends was one of my boyfriends. I used to remember back in college that I exchanged the companionship of friends over watching Friends. Those were the times that my mom would be both happy and wondering if I was sick for being home so early.
But when I started working my butt off, I had to forego spending time with Friends. It only frustrated me to hurry going home and end up watching the teeny-weeny scenes of the episode. So, I forgot all about Friends in a few years’ time.
I might not be able to catch up with the show but somehow, I was still able to catch a little glimpse as well as bits of stories of what has been happening in the series.
When I met Dex, he had installed quite a number of episodes in my computer. After arriving from a hard day’s toil, I would switch on my pc and laugh my heart out.
Honestly, I am wondering how a show could be that perfect. But I believe that the success of the 10-year old series does not only lie on how the scriptwriter had perfectly crafted his lines nor how the director had instructed the actions but also how the casts had worked together in perfect harmony.
Saying goodbye is really a hard thing to do, you know.
My Firsts and Lasts...
First best friend:
--- My high school tropa ---
--- Zilch ---
First real kiss:
--- Dex ---
--- Cliff ---
First screen name:
--- hehehe! ---
First self purchased album:
--- Regine Velasquez’s ---
--- My mother’s sister, cried my heart out ‘though di ko siya gano kilala ---
--- dog ---
--- ears ---
First credit card:
--- Citibank ---
First true love:
--- Writing ---
First big trip:
--- Tokyo ---
First musician you remember hearing in your house:
--- Does BeeGees count? ---
First Love at first sight:
--- Emerson ---
--- Marlboro Lights ---
Last car ride:
--- Company Car? =) ---
--- Dex ---
--- Last night and it still hurts =( ---
Last library book checked out:
--- As far as I can remember, it was about Trade Liberalization ---
Last movie seen in theater/rented:
--- HellBoy ---
Last beverage drank:
--- 3 shots of test tube baby ---
Last food consumed:
--- Bacon sandwich laced with thick mayo ---
--- Bernard ---
Last phone call:
--- Spike ---
Last time showered:
--- This morning before jogging ---
Last shoes worn:
--- Rubber shoes for running ---
Last cd played:
--- compiled songs in a cd, just right now, playing Runaway Train nonstop ---
last item bought:
--- 3 bottles of Red Bull ---
--- Myself, for being so oversensitive, for being weak, for crying ---
--- Life, how it can be so happy and lonely the next ---
Last time wanting to die:
--- Last Night ---
Last time scolded:
--- A week ago for going home early in the morning ---
Last shirt worn:
--- A green baby tee worn yesterday ---
Last website visited:
--- Yahoo! ---
This was supposedly posted Monday night.
11 May 2004
With the past 3 days in vacation, I was supposed to blog all day. Unfortunately, my pc chose to go on "tantrums" like me. Ewan ko ba kung bakit. Wala naman siya boyfriend. (Ano daw?!)
Ah, basta. Naiinis ako sa pc ko kasi kaka-browse ko pa lang ng site, nag-o-automatic shutdown siya. Lalo pa nakakainis yung nagka-countdown pa siya. As if naman, nase-save ko pa kung ano ang tinayp ko no. Chaka talaga.
So what had happened the past few days and weeks? Last nite, nag-mega tantrum ako. Oh Lord, thank you for hearing my prayers. I had said a lot of mean, unforgivable things to him and yet he chose to visit me at home late at night. To think that we live end-to-end of the metro. Despite the flood and the rain, he came.
I really felt foolish. Why do I always act and think like that? Sometimes, I am beginning to question my sanity. (Though I already knew I am born insane...). Sometimes, too, I wonder why he has that kind of perseverance and patience when it comes to me. Oh boy! I will really try harder this time to make life with you a little more bearable. I know I am such a hard person to live with...
Regarding the elections naman, I was never able to vote because I was not able to register. I was out of town that time (as far as I can remember ha). Mom and Pop went to the polling precincts (actually sa elementary school yon) at 11 am. Pop went home after an hour. I was never able to ask him why he was so early and why Mamu wasn't with her. Well, after 4 hours, Mamu arrived. Oh my, her high blood pressure shot up again. She was complaining how hot it was, how long the line was, how smelly and dizzying it was...only to find that her name was not in the electoral list. Kaboom! She also checked everyone's name in the house who were eligible to vote if they were in the list. My brother and my sister's names weren't. I even joked Mamu that she should have checked my name. For all we know, my name might have probably made it in the list...hahaha!
The weather yesterday was quite unpredictable during the day to being predictable later in the afternoon. From morning till 2pm, the sun was playing hide and seek with me. It was shining hot and bright and the next, dark clouds were starting to line up to serenade me. Soon enough, the clouds could not contain their passion and showered the thirsty, living earth with its juices. It was such a gloomy late afternoon for me. I was thinking if the heavens had played with my soulful emotions that I launched into one-of-those-you-don't-love-me-anymore-tirades again. Hahay.
What about Saturday and Sunday? The common thing that I did during these days and please include Monday was that I had an enjoyable, sporty mornings. Donning my comfy jogging pants and my reliable running shoes, I had the time of life jogging to and from the US Embassy and around the expansive CCP area. Cool! It was one of those times that I enjoy breathing the life out of me and welcoming a new, refreshed feeling. I had a lot of things in my mind and I just enjoyed getting relaxed with all the things happening around me. Anyway, after communing with a number of the elements of Mother Nature, I went home.
I was holed up in the house last Saturday. Dex was somewhere in UA&P attending this BMC (basic mountaineering course) orientation so I had the entire day to myself. To make my day a little more productive, I struggled doing the household chores and after that watched movies installed in my pc while taking my never-ending sumptuous lunch. I got so bored that at 4pm, I decided to hit the mall, Robinson's Place and buy a few girly essentials.
Sunday, I had a 'date' with Dex. We decided to meet at 1pm at Glorietta. Actually, we arrived at the same time at the Ayala MRT station. Lolz! So, we went together at G4. We hopped first at Starbucks. *mmm* I missed my usual order of mocha frap. Dex ordered rhumba. We sort of had a 'masinsinan' talk and other stuff. Hehehe! After that, we hit it off at Timezone - shooting basketball, racing Daytona and beating air hockey. We also watched the movie Van Helsing. Quite a suspenseful movie and I admire the beauty of Kate Beckinsale, the star of the movie, Underworld.
Before going home, I bought 2 big Dove chocolates (1 for me and 1 for Mom) as s small present for Mother's Day. A red rose went along with it. We passed by 7-11 convenience store to check if there's an available ice cream. My mom was making "lambing" when I left home that afternoon. Fortunately, there was.
06 May 2004
Have I Ever...
Obviously, I have a lot of free time to spare so I am "whiling" my time on this. Hehehe.
*. KISSED YOUR COUSIN?
--------------------------------> yeah. Kids are cute, you know.
*. RAN AWAY?
-----------------> yeah. When I was young, big dogs scare me. That's when I learned something invariably significant.
*. BROKEN SOMEONE'S HEART?
---------------------------------------> yeah and it made me so damned guilty.
*. HAD YOUR HEART BROKEN?
-------------------------------------> yeah and it was such a great prick that it almost ruined my self-esteem.
*. CRIED WHEN SOMEONE DIED?
-----------------------------------------> I normally do, even for strangers. Guess death is something unbearable for me.
*. BROKEN A BONE?
-------------------------> My finger bone =)
*. DRINK ALCOHOL?
-------------------------> occasionally but I hate it.
::This or That::
*. Coke or pepsi?
*. SPRITE OR 7UP?
-----------------------> I do not normally drink softdrinks but if necessary, any of the 2 will do.
*. QUIET OR LOUD?
------------------------> Quiet, so I can write my thoughts down.
*. JEANS OR SHORTS?
*. YOUR GOOD LUCK CHARM?
------------------------------------> Fashion necklaces and bracelets
*. PERSON YOU HATE MOST?
*. LUCKY NUMBERS?
-------------------------> 5 and 6
::?::What is your favorite..?::
-------------> delicate purple, light blue
------------> a lot and I cannot even remember them all.
*. SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
------------------------------> History, Physics, Logic
*. ICE CREAM?
------------------> any choco-laced
---------------> All holidays that spell VACATION.
*. BREAKFAST FOOD?
--------------------------> Food? I prefer a drink - 5 cups of coffee to perk me up.
*. MAKES YOU LAUGH THE MOST?
-----------------------------------------> Hilarious antics of funny pals, my dog Sakura.
*. MAKES YOU SMILE?
---------------------------> A baby's smile, tots playing, Sakura flirting, accomplished workload, a generous act, etc.
*. HAS A CRUSH ON YOU?
-------------------------------> Si ano? hahaha. Forget it. He might get mad with me if I revealed his name. =)
*?::Do You Ever::?*
*. SIT BY THE PHONE WAITING FOR A PHONE CALL ALL NIGHT?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------> yeah. I could not believe I did that.
*. SAVE AOL CONVERSATIONS?
--------------------------------------> I got no AOL account.
*. SAVE E-MAILS?
----------------------> Sure, I do.
*. WISH YOU WERE SOMEONE ELSE?
*. CRIED BECAUSE OF SOMEONE'S MEAN WOrd?
-----------------------------------------------------------> I did. It hurts because that someone is someone special.
*?::Have you ever::?*
*. FALLEN FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND?
-------------------------------------------> Almost. Saved by the bell.
*. BEEN IN LOVE?
----------------------> Yeah. For a cynic like me, to discover it was awesome but beware of the pain.
*. BEEN IN LUST?
---------------------> That's a sin.
*. BEEN KISSED?
---------------------> A lot of times. Hehehe. I love kisses in the forehead. I even demand to be given one.
...::Who was the last person::...
*. YOU TOUCHED?
----------------------> Myself. I had to so I can bathe myself.
*. YOU TALKED TO?
------------------------> My new friend, Vicky.
*. YOU HUGGED?
--------------------> No one.
*. WHO BROKE YOUR HEART?
------------------------------------> Everybody does.
*. COLOR YOUR HAIR?
---------------------------> Just highlights but now it has faded.
*. HAVE TATTOOS?
-----------------------> Nada. Zilch.
Now, I am craving for something to eat. *hmm*
05 May 2004
I have never felt this kind of relaxed feeling for years. Despite the rush I try to cope up with every single day of my life, the familiar settling down of the flurry and blurry of the hurried day has completely eluded for the past years of my life.
Today, for reasons beyond me, it is within my grasp.
In between sipping my aromatic caffeine, I am happily browsing over the broadsheets, checking and actively exchanging myself in a battle of views through email, doing my research work and smiling to myself. Oh well, I don't mind if people here in the office find me queer today. So what? I am living my life for a day.
Thoughts have been chasing each other inside my head for weeks so I might probably write them down to make space for new ones. *hmm*
04 May 2004
Fact about GirLs...
1. When a girl says she's sad, but she isn't
crying, it means she's crying in her heart.
2. When she ignores you after you've done
something wrong, it's best to give her some time
to cool down before touching her heart with an
3. A girl can't find anything to hate about the
guy she loves (which is why it is so hard for
her to 'get over him' after the relationship's
4. If a girl loves a guy, he will always be on
her mind every minute of the day, even though
she flirts with other guys.
5.When the guy she likes smiles and stares deep
into her eyes, she will melt.
6. A girl likes to hear compliments, but usually
is not sure how to react to them.
7. When a particular guy flirts with a girl very
often, a girl would start thinking the guy likes
her. So if you treat a girl just as a friend, go
easy on the smiles and stare 'okie?
8. If you don't like a girl who likes you, break
it to her gently.
9. If a girl starts avoiding you after you
reject her, leave her alone for a while. If you
still treat her as a friend, talk to her.
10. Girls enjoy talking about what they feel.
Music, poetry, drawings and writing are ways of
expressing themselves (which explains why most
girls like writing journals).
11. Never tell a girl that she is useless in any
12. Being too serious can turn a girl off.
13. When the guy she likes calls her for the
first time, the girl may act uninterested during
the call. But as soon as the phone is back on
the hook, she will whoop with joy and
immediately start telephoning her friends to
spread the news.
14. A smile means a lot to a girl.
15. If you like a girl, try making friends with
her first. Let her get to know you.
16. If a girl says she can't go out with you
because she has to study, leave.
17. But if she still calls you or expect a call
from you, stay.
18. Don't try to guess a girl's feelings. Ask
19. Hearing the words "I love you" is a great
reassurance to a girl that she is beautiful.
20. After a girl falls in love with a guy,
she'll wonder why she never noticed him before.
21. If you need tips on how to flirt with a
girl, read romance stories .
22. When class pictures come out, a girl would
first look at the girl next to her crush before
actually looking at herself.
23. A girl's ex-crush will always be in her
memory, but the guy she loves now stays in her
24. Girls love having fun!
25. A simple 'Hi' can brighten a girl's day.
26. A girl's best friends usually know best what
she is feeling and going through.
27. Girls hate it when a guy pays attention to
them just to get close to their 'prettier'
28. Love means devotion, caring and happiness to
a girl, in that order.
29. Some girls care about looks, some care about
brains, but ALL girls want a guy who will love
and care for them.
30. Girls want nothing more than to feel loved.
31. A girL wouLd Like a guy who can make her
A Long While...
For quite a time, I have been staying away from my blog. Why? Because everytime I hooked on it, errors came whizzing by. I was wondering if I accidentally tampered some html codes again.
Anyway, it is now back to normal. I would love to change its lay-out, background color and stuff like that but I do not have the luxury of time to dwell on it. I just wish I can.