Thursday, December 29, 2005


Can’t sleep when I should have been sleeping. I decided to write anything that comes into my mind… ideas are jumping up & down. The only problem is that it’ll be the real me, meaning no unified though no single detail. I envy a lot of bloggers for having the writing skills that can really make the readers actually entertained. Special mention to Rosey, I really like the way she presents her stuff – as if I was there to witness it.

Anyway to amuse you of you’re boredom here’s a piece of shit to ruin your day:

I would love to stay mysterious & innovative & stylish when it comes to blog writing cos I cannot help but laugh at one rubbish site I have visited earlier. I am bad cos I called the work rubbish but believe me you will agree when you read it. It was a waste of time for me & a waste of cyber content.

As in Michael Learns to Rock. For those who don’t know this band – I DON’T BELIEVE YOU!!! Aminin! On our bus ride last Monday from Manila to Bicol the driver was really into the MLTR & Michael Bolton music. Shit, may LSS pa ko nung ibang songs & I hate it. Anyway, my bestfriend Luchie was seated at the last row of the bus while I was near mid aisle, I texted her saying that the songs were preparing her arrival at the place we grew up – she was last here 8 years ago. MLTR songs were the uso songs before when we were in high school (mid 90s), I never liked their songs maybe except for Sleeping Child that I find myself singing a few times in the past as a lullaby for myself. I don’t know but a lot find their songs romantic & nostalgic while I find them tragic – oo tragic hehehe. I dunno I have never heard a happy MLTR song. If you can give me one lalabas na fan ka nila right? So I guess I would never receive any positive feedback on this shit.

Some old friends & I were at the beach last night, wala lang kwentuhan ng buhay buhay. There are four of us, 2 married while Chie & I were not (AKA the cynic chics). I think that in one’s married life turbulence come along but my hands down (di up) to Cel & Dette, I love you both & am praying for both of you. I could strangle your GFN husbands and leave them to rot!!! Damn I hate guys like that. I am not writing this to broadcast the miseries but rather to give you both the encouragement and my admiration because you both become good Moms. And I know that it’s not the ending for your stories yet, I wish you luck & love for 2006. Now on a lighter note on the same topic, Chie mentioned “Baka ikasal ka nga talaga ng 2006”. Bestfriend, you think so? Hehehe I am so excited!!! Dahil dyan maid of honor ka!

Oh boy how I love hot springs. I love them a lot that I can dip my body in one for 8 solid hours. I hate the rain especially on a work day. Bathing in a hot spring with cold rain drops falling on your face – stuck your tongue out & taste the sweet droplets from the sky – PERFECT MOMENT! And I just had one earlier today (ay yesterday pala technically speaking cos it’s the 29th already). It was one of those moments when your own music video is playing inside your mind. When the soundtrack is the favorite song of a lifetime and when the picture in mind is the boy you’re so crazy about. Cheesy I know but that’s how I feel.

As Chie & Chard were praying & talking to their Pop, I was busy capturing the beautiful sky with color partitions in vivid purple, orange & red & where the clouds are slowly drifting & moving towards one direction – seemingly looking like cotton candies in various animal shapes. This is the kind of life I dreamt of, life in peace although not in solitude but in happiness. The sky was transformed after several days of heavy rains. It was perfect, not too sunny cos the sun’s beginning to set. Little things in life that Mother Nature brings to you – it made me travel into a thousand light years, made me travel a billion miles. The experience transcends the aura I’m longing – love.

In a few more days we’ll all say our goodbyes to 2005 and kiss 2006 hello. I am so excited not only for me but for my family & friends, this is it – the year we’re all waiting for. I’m pretty positive that this will be our year. If I am mistaken, I don’t care this is still my year.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Unwrapping the Wrapped

Last night (Christmas Eve) I took the time unwrapping all the presents I have received from family & friends. As a person with no EQ and all (according to friends cos I cannot contain myself from peeking at what’s inside each present) it doesn’t matter that I already know the contents of some gifts I have. I lined them up & took their pictures and tada! Here they are.

Thanks to all for the wonderful presents. I know Christmas is not just about the gifts given & received – something more important symbolizes this special occasion but still my heartfelt thanks & gratitude to the thoughtful souls who have remembered me this holiday season.

God bless you all!
Many happy returns muah!!!

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas to all!

To those who actually take their time in browsing this site... to those who accidentally came across this site & most especially to my friends who always visit.

Happy Christmas to all... God bless!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Friday, December 23, 2005

More pics from MLA kita kits :)

Ginawa na naman kameng manika ni Jen (uto-uto kase talaga ata kame ni sis), we were made to wear beautiful beads, the one Jeny wore was the gifts she got from Mommy Grace while the beads I have on were ate Lileth's. Mommy Grace said they look good on me :)

We Are A Family

I started working for MLA right after college and thanks this company for I wouldn't have the best friends & colleagues I now have if not for that opportunity. Fresh out of college, I was a skinny girl, shy and just mataray. Other than that I knew nothing about the working life and the life outside the comfort of my parents’ protection, professors' guidance & friends' support. I am infact alone - at first - but as the days go by I became a part of a family and as what families do traditionally during holidays we met up for our annual Christmas dinner & exchange gift last Dec 21 at Cabalen Glorietta. The Agawan Gift was a success. Those present (with presents for everybody) are Ms. E, Ate Lileth, Mommy Grace, Jeng, Dines, Jen, Pen, Cheryl & me.

Above: Jeng, Dines, Mommy Grace, Me, Ate Lileth & Cheryl

Below: With Jeng & Mommy Grace

Picture below: Cheryl, Pen, Ms. Edna & Jen

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

UNP (GB3 December 19, 2005)

We call ourselves the UNPredictables way back in HS. We were really living an unpredictable life but after HS til now Mark, Luch, Tonie, Yong & I remained intact (minsan nakakaduda pero sige pwede na rin).

Tonie & Chie haven’t seen each other for ages and they actually weren’t on speaking terms for months. Mark & I last saw Luch late June of this year, so that was 6 months ago. But friends will always be friends. When Chie arrived at the airport last Sunday (Mark & I & Bianca was there to meet & greet her) I have realized how much I have missed the one & only best friend that I have in my life. And when we hugged each other it was not seconds that we’re counting it was a minute or so. It’s so good to have her back even for a short time.

The celebration was Tonie’s despedida (I miss you na, it has been hours pa lang since you left Pinas but it makes me sad cos I won’t be seeing you uli for a year!) and Luchie’s bienvenida. As Mark called it – fiesta! We dined at Crocodile Grille GB3 and feasted on Filipino food. Laughs, stories and ideas were swarming and were exchanged. Yong didn’t make it (for the million nth times) and he was truly missed. The dinner was followed with a short walk to 6750 because coffee shops at GB3 are totally crowded (it was a Monday but still arghhh!). The walk was good cos it made us burn some of the remnants of the sumptuous meal. The night was concluded after coffee, it was really late, all of them are from the north (QC, Marikina & Nova) while I have to go home back to the south, thank God for my driver in shinning armor (peace Jo!) I don’t need to worry about going home late & alone.

True friends – they’re with you forever. These great peeps have been with me more than half my life already and I am so looking forward to spending more years with them. Thanks Luchie, for being the best “best friend” one could ask for, thanks for the gift (the only gift that I haven’t opened yet – Mark may konti na akong EQ) thanks for the friendship & love. Mark, my brother! Thanks for always being at our side protecting us and keeping our feet on the ground – for knocking our heads when we’re becoming insane. And Tonie, the little girl of the group (unnamed group hehehe), now a woman. I am glad that you’re happy – stay that way & take care of yourself. You can’t blame us if we’re ultra protective, you’re the baby eh.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Won't Let the Rain Ruin My Parade

Yes not even the rain, my sunny disposition will never let them ruin my day, promise.

It was cold outside, nothing that a hot cup of coffee can’t cure. The label said “best before Oct 2005” it doesn’t matter – it’s a Starbucks Espresso blend anyway it said “best before” and not expiration date (what’s the difference?) so it means it’s not anymore the “best time” to consume it but who cares? It’s still coffee and it still tastes good. Now tigress was in a bad mood, it doesn’t matter I had a nice good sleep and I know she doesn’t (I had like 3 hours only but it was dreamless). The queue at the bank was a little long - Jen said it wasn’t but who cares? I don’t – it’s a nice escape from the office hehehe.

I still feel warm and fuzzy inside, wasn’t able to get enough sleep but I’m happy. Yes I am happy and would love to stay this way forever.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Jologs Christmas Party 2005

Nakaraos na din sa wakas ang aming the party of the year (the only party). Those in attendance were Chona & Ronald, Ziella & Edward, Gabs, Jonal, Joey, Mark, Saree & Hydee and myself. The food is great every year naman okay mga dalang food sa potluck, this year best seller ang sinigang ni Gabs & Hungrypac moist chocolate cake na bili ni Joey. I realized that all my friends are really nice & polite - ako lang ata ang mean. We all agreed that we'll do "agawan gift" instead of numbering them then getting the gift that corresponds to the number you got (traditional exchange gift). As the name suggest pwede mong agawin ang gift na nakuha na ng iba but all my friends (headed by Ma'am Jean aka Chona) dread the pain of rejection hehehe pangit daw feeling ng di magustuhan gift mo. But in the end it appeared that all gifts were really nice and those who picked a particular gift had no plans of exchanging them na cos they liked it already.

Eto ang picture na gagawing album cover ng tatlong itlog este ng bandang itatayo ni Jonal, Edward at Joey. Sa bandang to Jonal will play the marakas, Edward on tambourine & Joey on triangle, yes puro percussions yun lang kaya nila hehehe.

Although Chona & Ronald got lost finding my place they arrived in one piece, nahassle nga lang cos it rained really hard last Saturday. And due to my powerful direction instruction skills - ayun they got lost sorry kaya mga friends!

Si Saree muntik nang maagawan ng cellphone nung #%&* na bata sa jeep, buti na lang Fafa Mark saved the day. Hmpft takot lang nya kay Mark noh! Dadaganan sya nun. And in fairness ang sister kong si Saree blooming, broken hearted pa yan ha pero ang ganda ganda nya (Sar, I'll collect the payment later).

Sa picture above, hulaan nyo kung sino ang mag-ex? Is it A, B or C? Hehehe.

The party was a success I should say, it's really great spending bond time with good friends - those whom you spend half of your life, those who knows you inside and out, those who comforts you when your heart is bleeding, people you can depend on to (emotional support, physical support kahit pa financial support).

HIGHLIGHTS of the event:

1. Dahil wala kameng cable - lahat sila gusto akong patayin dahil walang channel 2 TV ko wala akong matinong antenna. Alas nueve ng gabi ay gusto na nilang mag walk out sa bahay hehehe, o di kaya ay mang gising ng cable company para magpakabit or di kaya mambulabog sa hardware to buy Baron super antenna daw. Sa madaling sabi - di sila nakanood ng PBB finals (buti na lang may by the minute update sila from Chona's Mom - ultimo Studio 23 at DZMM pinagtyagaan nila hoping to get PBB updates).

2. Story telling time featuring Ms. Saree Manriquez. Lahat ng dumating tatanungin what happened to Saree & #%$. Sinabihan ko na si Saree to wait for all of our friends to arrive para isang pasada na lang ng kwento - tigas ng ulo ayun halos mapaos ata ng kakaulit ng kwento nya.

3. Ang Sinigang ni Gabs - as usual late si Gabs. Nakakain na kame at lahat kulang pa ang ulam namin at wala pa kameng dessert. But when Gabs arrived sinigang dala nya so maraming kumain uli yummy kase nung dala nya.

4. Gift giving - syempre pa it's nice to know that lahat ay nag abalang mag shop para ibigay sa bawat isa. Thanks mga sis & bro for the gifts! I love everything that I received!

5. Exorcism of Emily Rose on DVD na si Chona at Hydee lang ang nagtyangang tumapos (Mark, Gabs, Joey, Edward & I have seen it already) in the end nung tulugan na Chona requested not to turn the the kitchen bulb off - natakot ang lola nyo.

Too bad the others didn't make it this year like Vines & Ian, Daei, Doland, Joel & Richard. Di bale we'll see you guys soon and definitely on next year's party.


Dr. Thurman: Is the search for God absurd?
Donnie: It is if you die alone.

One of the best movie I have ever seen, no wonder why Jo is going crazy acquiring a DVD of this. 3 words I can say to compliment this great movie: profound, heartwarming & astounding.

Friday, December 09, 2005

La Dolce Vita

I feel so blessed, for things, love and graces given – for those asked, unasked & surprises.

I asked for a Jesse McCartney CD or a Kelly Clarkson’s Breakaway and my sister gave me Jesse. It’s just mababaw but I feel good listening to their songs. I am so dying to have the red Benetton laptop bag (hard to find – out of stock – no longer available – usual replies from Gift Gate, Oh & by the way thanks to my personal assistant for inquiring from various stores hehehe mas may talent ako sayo beeh!!!) I was able to reserve one at Gift Gate Alabang Town Center and will just pick it up on Dec 23. My ever cutie cuz Kuya Bern’s package for me arrived this week – TADA! The Empire Records Limited Fan Edition DVD that I have been wishing for eons of ages ago (OA hehehe I’m sorry I got carried away). I am just so happy but these are all materials things. Well if I am to blabber on emotional stuff this will all be boring but I am thankful for my groovy family – so looking forward to seeing everyone in 2 weeks.

And then the party of the year (duh, this is the only party of the year cos we hold just one every year hehehe) is tomorrow – finally. My mind is so full of what to buy – thinking if I miss anything for the preparation. Since I was so caught up with the tiangges we had I feel worried about tomorrow and because it’ll be held at my place I feel like cleaning the whole house and make it sparkling. I am so excited to have all my friends chattering in one room. I know it’ll be noisy and loud but I am not gonna complain – I miss them so much and haven’t seem most of them for more than a year now like Chonsie.

I met up with Ate Joy earlier, we had lunch at ATC – the usual we were both busy exchanging stories about what happened to us lately. Thanks Ate Joy for the gifts – I’m not going to take a peek on it will wait for Christmas promise. I am so happy that Danny is here with you this Christmas :-)

Now I have my eye on the rest of the wish list (wag nyong seryosohin – I mellowed down this year – I don’t demand for the particular gifts anymore I used a strategy hehehe more on doing the reverse and friends oh they love to bother me with what I really want so mas effective). The I still don’t have the O Zahir book, I saw this really cool greenish jacket at Artwork with lil puff sleeves (not too puffy) and Lacoste Pour Femme would be lovely (I wonder if Betsy Luchie is reading this). What else what else? Ah Curt Cobain’s Journal would be fantastic too.

That’s all for today – pictures from the party will definitely make it next week. See you friends! Happy weekend everybody!


Funny, sweet & heartwarming - you guys should watch this :-)

Kim Jung Hwa (from Non-Stop hehehe my fave) & Yu Kong (so good looking & funny!)

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Monday, December 05, 2005

Mahirap maging SALESLADY

As in ang hirap, sabi nga ng sister ko “now you know, next time be nice to them”. Not that I am not nice to sales attendants because I am pero there are times when I hate them when they pop out of nowhere then tails you from one rack to another. Isn’t that irritating? I know a lot of you would agree with me. Anyway, selling things even just to your friends is super tiring, look at what happened to me – I am now stuck here bored at home suffering from back pains & fever.

Thanks to my sister for the Christmas gift!!! Natanggap ko na yesterday ang aking Jesse CD. Hay Jesse :) *sigh*.

I would also like to thank a couple of friends for dropping by at my house yesterday and of course for buying goodies from what we’re selling. Daei & Issa and Jonal, salamat sa pagbili hehehe marami pa dito baka may pagbibigyan pa kayo ;-)

Next agenda – the annual Xmas party that my friends & I throw every year. This year we’re saying our byes to Prime Town cos we will be holding it this year at my house. Food has already been planned and we’re excited cos this is the time of the year na complete kame. We’ve been doing this for almost 4 years now and I am so happy and blessed to have Gabs, Zie, Saree, Vina, Gene & Chona as best friends. And the circle became wider, the circumference doubled – now we have Joey, Edward, Marco, Ian, Jonal, Issey, and a lot more in our special ring. This year we are so looking forward to having more friends around. We just hope that this will be as good as the past celebrations we had or better. Anyway just having my girls around is already a great opportunity to laugh cry & reminisce happy moments.

20 more days before Xmas and list is still incomplete. Super busy cos of the tiangge stints and nagrereklamo na sa bahay (my sister was here for the weekend) di pa ko nakapag grocery hehehe sorry. Next week busy pa rin. Pero this is really fulfilling pwede pala akong negosyante hehehe.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Umbrellas Are So Outdated

Hats are in :)

First & foremost my apologies to my mother Jenny, sorry po Nay I cannot sleep that’s why I have thought about blogging instead of staring at the ceiling.

I have been very busy these past few weeks - not that I am complaining cos I love every minute of my busy schedule. Never mind the sweat & the stress plus body aches, the laughter, bloopers & syempre the results of my activities were very fulfilling. In these weeks that passed I wore a lot of hats, hats that made me bonded with the people I love the most… some of these hats are:

The Son Hat
Yes for the nth time – my father have given me the position of a son (there are times when I think my Pop thinks that he has 2 sons – Pa, si kuya lang okay?). During the course of the conversation with my father I cannot help but smile, my Dad really trust me with masculine stuff. Gone are the amp & speakers’ errand, we are now up one notch we’re now into DRILLS. Yes my dears drills, barena, pambutas. I am now an educated daughter who can differentiate that Makita is to Japan, Black & Decker is to USA and Bosch is to Germany. Thanks to Pop for this info I will need to teach my children about this. WHAT??? I am gonna buy this??? What do I know with drills? Now what I did was make a detour from the home centers to hardwares, ika nga canvass canvass di ba? It’s a good thing that I went with my friend Jeng (who’s birthday is today & will end in 13 seconds while I was writing this HAPPY BIRTHDAY KLOG!) and Tita Violy when they went to Home Depot at The Fort last Saturday, we browsed at the available drills that is why more or less I now have an idea on what goes in a set. Then Sunday while malling with my niece Meng I dragged her to Ace Hardware for more info. This will be my Christmas gift for Pop kaya I’ll have to be great in choosing which is the best.

The Saleslady Hat
I don’t know if we have penchant for selling but so far my hermanas & I are surviving the sales world. This weekend I have discovered that I have a little power or persuasion hehehe, a few calls and voila orders na!

The Betsy Hat
Not that I complain for being a friend to my dears but it is worth mentioning that I was one last week. To my sweetie Chie, the online shopping via Friendster (you know what I mean) was fun – too bad our choices were limited. To my Fafa Bear Mark, I am so glad we went out last Friday – imagine the CDs that I would never have if we didn’t hanged out? And to know that you’re looking for the one na to brighten up your life is really comforting for me, you know how I will do anything to see you happy. Tonie, welcome back! You surprised me bruha! Namiss kita!!!

The Personal Shopper Hat
This is fun, most especially if there’s no budget margin. I enjoyed picking Moises’ gifts, I love wrapping gifts and most especially taking the gifts’ photos. If anyone knows how I can be a professional shopper (especially for the stars if such position is available) please holler and I will apply hehehe.

The Fairy JUDGE Mother Tiara
Although I don’t think I really judge people (no matter what you say, I didn’t judge you) this is a challenging role. Not only did I have to prove that I mean well, I have to defend my self to some people who thinks that I create discord to their lives. Now, Jores (your pathetic screen name) I am not judging you but I admit I find it fascinating okraying you hehehe. Seriously the tiara is not really for judging I believe it’s more of just the Fairy Godmother thingy. I just want what’s best for you kiddo.

The Messenger’s Hat
I hate Makati (if dining & shopping are not involved), I hate traveling (if long road trips & planes were not in the picture) and I hate government offices when they open at a slow motion pace every time I need something from the ASAP! Jenny HELP!!!

So many hats so little time for each, one by one you’ll have to endure each role. For some you look forward to doing again for some you wear it everyday & loving it but for some never again - but the best thing from these hats is that they never go out of fashion – in your lifetime you’ll have to try one to live your life to the fullest.

Gift Set

...and here's a special - Virgin Coconut Oil gift set, super nice ang packaging & maganda ang product - Gabs' Dad developed this thing kaya promise healthwise this is beneficial - ideal for your Moms, Dads, Grans, bosses actually for everybody.

I'll just post my home improvement photos some other day baka umagaw pa sa lime light ng tinda namin hehehe.

Happy Tuesday to all!


Thanks to my friend Moises for coming up with the name hehehe.

Anyway here are some pics of what we have, our day stint at the Fort was a success first time namin kaya pasensya na dameng bloopers & grabe kakapagod pala maging sales lady (when I was little I wanted to be a department store sales lady hehehe buti na lang pala nagbago pa pangarap ko). Text or email me or Jen, Jeng, Dinah & Pen if you're interested.

Prices ranges from P20 (as super mura) to P200 (that's the max you'll have to pay on an item & if we're on a good mood who knows madala kame sa paghahaggle nyo;-)

May mga novelty items & accessories din, this is hassle free shopping!

Remember guys,these are just samples marami pa kayong mapagpipilian.

Bili na kayo!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

What Does Love Mean?

Okay talaga mga bata, walang kamuwang muwang but they speak with honesty, integrity and sincerity. Got the text below from an email (syempre pa forwarded ito), a lot of you may have read this already but I am gonna post it anyway and you can't do anything about it hehehe. I know I promised to post new stuff - something juicier than this but believe me - this is worth your time than my stupid whining ang blabbling

What does Love mean?

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.
So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."
Rebecca- age 8

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."
Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs."
Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."
Danny - age 7

"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.
My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss"
Emily - age 8

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."
Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,"
Nikka - age 6 (we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."
Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well."
Tommy - age 6

"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore."
Cindy - age 8

"My mommy loves me more than anybody .
You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night."
Clare - age 6

"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."
Elaine-age 5

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford."
Chris - age 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."
Mary Ann - age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."
Lauren - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.." (what an image)
Karen - age 7

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross."
Mark - age 6

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."
Jessica - age 8

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.
The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.
The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.
Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,
"Nothing, I just helped him cry"


Awww, makes me want to get a pup (I hate dogs, I just want to look at them from a far) so that he can lick my face eventhough I left him all alone the whole day (a HE? so I'm getting a male pup huh).

I can't sleep and now that my junky laptop is reincarnated (it's not so jurasic anymore but not that top of the line - still) I am back to midnight blogging. I have a pretty boring life so bear with me. This week is office hell week. I dunno what's with the work - THERE ARE SO MANY OF IT - this is the reward for going on a vacation? This is the post HK blues? Please take them away I dn't want to see Mickey anymore.

Now here's a confession - I am inlove and insane over a song a guy and the band. I didn't see it coming, I just bought a cd listened to it, was able to watch the bonus video and BANG, I was mesmerized and was brought to a new dimension. Don't ask me anything about Panday (gulp, arghhh) except for the song. Don't ask me anything about Sugarfree except the band guys' names. And don't ask me anything about Ebe cos I really don't know anything about him. I am still figuring out if I am intersted or not (as if) maybe Jenny and Jerome can help me on this. Do I need to write my letter na? Hehehe.


Tuesday, November 22, 2005


to CHONA, belated dear - I tried calling you yesterday but I can't get through anyway it was nice talking to you today. I miss you na!

thanks to: Joel Angelo for buying the tickets (go na now na!) I owe you dude!

thanks to: Kuya Bernie!!! I LOVE YOU! You're an angel, I cannot believe it -that you actually bought me those DVDs and that you have already sent it to me at all expense paid pa from the States. Muah!!!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Domestic Goddess

It's not Nigela, it's just ME :)

Tuna & Mushroom Pasta in Olive Oil
A perfect treat for the weight watchers. All you have to do is sauté garlic then onions in olive oil, add the tuna & the mushroom (I added olives cos I love them) then wait for it to simmer. Then add your choice of herbs & spices (a dash of pepper would be alright but you can also add basil or a lil oregano just to add zest to it) then add salt depending on your preferred taste. It is best that you under cook your pasta a little because when you add them to your sautéed tuna & mushroom in olive oil sauce the heat will just make it perfect. Here’s what I was able to come up from this recipe (mind you I just tossed the ingredients together – walang cook book or instruction advice to) – an instant masterpiece (tastes good too). Yummy or Yucky?

The Tree, the Wreath and the Fairy
Yep yep yep, I am done decorating my humble abode for the Christmas season (actually not that done but I have started it by assembling my very first ever holiday tree). It is the first time that I am living in a real house on my own so buying the perfect tree is really a full time job for me last weekend not to mention the decors & other ornaments, I promise to post some pictures tomorrow. My motif? Pink, Fuchsia, Lavender and Old Rose. My bestfriend Luchie would be very proud of me for choosing the color schemes. I am done with the tree and the wreath and the Fairy was already placed on the tree top. This week I’ll just be doing the finishing touches. I have already installed the lights, have changed the bulbs to blinkers and I am so proud of myself. I was able to do all of it without a handy man. I am now a Handy Goddess hehehe.

Divisoria to Baclaran and to Any Point in Metro Manila
Yes that’s my route. Pen Jen & I went to the shopping capitals of the Metro for good buys – for our selves, our families & friends and of course for our clients. Let me invite everyone to come & buy stuff at our very own Tiange and Garage Sale, it’ll be this weekend – Nov 26-28 at Pembo, Makati City. It’s near The Fort. We have the best items and you guys won’t be sorry. The things we’re selling are worth the travel & money :).

I will post some of the merchandise we’re selling tonight so that you’ll have an idea on what we have ;)

For now I’m going back to work, happy Monday guys!

Friday, November 18, 2005

The Imperius Curse

Although last night’s movie was really good HP3 still remains my fave among all 4 that were already shown. A good movie that you can actually let children watch, I know it’s a kiddie movie but there are times when I believe that JK Rowling didn’t actually think about what kids might perceive on the pages she wrote. Over-all rating for The Goblet of Fire, 9 &3/4 (Prisoner of Azkaban got 9 & 4/5 hehehe).

A day late but I still want to greet my baby a happy happy birthday and belated to my Pop. He’s 11 and Pop’s 66. Double numbers, I betted on their birthdays I was

unlucky. In my 26 years of existence I have bought lottery tickets 3 times already and for you guys to realize how unlucky I am in lottery – not a single one of the numbers I have chosen were drawn. None as in nada. Even the Chinese Pi Xu wouldn’t help. Oh well unlucky in cards might be lucky in love?

Gift suggestions, I was messing a friend’s life yesterday by suggesting he get his weird gf an ouija board or any antique for that matter and you know what he’ll get her after all my brilliant suggestions? D&G Light Blue, grabeh na to. Now what to buy a special friend? I can think of a lot – a lot that are so predictable. A book, a CD he/she’s drooling on for weeks, scented candles (cge lang ismolin mo, I appreciate those things dude), a teddy bear (choose a beanie), potpourri, and I have seen these scented rose petals at Rustans they come in various colours and they smells heavenly. The recipients may be just officemates of yours but it would be best to think about what they would love to receive. Big bucks are not needed just think from the heart. And as we’re on the topic of gifts, I thought about the gifts that I would love to receive… hehehe wishlist again? Not that I want people to give me these stuffs these are more on things that I would probably get one of these days. But for my sister’s sake ATE!!! ITO ANG MGA GUSTO KONG REGALO ALRIGHT?

Jesse Specer’s CD (for my kajologs-an inside)
Lacoste Pour Femme (LUCHIE!)
A new laptop bag (coloured! I saw one at Benetton)
The biggest dark brown Teddy Bear available
Complete Care Bears stuffed toys (the smallest ones)

Oh di ba? Ganda? Heehee. Simple lang di ba? I wouldn’t want to complicate my givers’ lives. Kaya Ate now you have an idea, no more excuses kesyo you don’t know what to buy me or that you weren’t prepared.

So boys & girls I have to close this pathetic piece of shit, once again folks thank you for your continued patronage amidst my wretched ramblings. Be good fellows, happy weekend. Keep your fists closed with your monies inside your hands unless the item is really to die for, I know sales are all around. God bless!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Born Upside Down

Isang institusyon, yan ang Eraserheads. I grew up listening to them, it was my brother who introduced them to me & to my sister, he was the one who bought the Ultraelectricmagneticpop album cos I always chant Toyang at home way back in grade school. I can still remember that I have their cassette tapes (oh di ba jologs pa) from Ultraelectric…, Circus, Cutterpillow, etc. Treasured possessions ko pa mga yun. May kagaguhan pa nga ko nun cos when my classmate said na mala Eagles’ Hotel California daw ang songs na Eheads - that when you back masked the tape you’ll hear songs for the devil. Gaya naman ako, I reversed the tape only to find side A tracks now on side B hehehe.

My favorite album is Circus, syempre andyan yung songs like With A Smile, Sembreak, Alapaap. Praning days ko yun I was in 2nd year high school and it was literally the sem break for college students (my sister was home from the university) while I was on all saints/souls holiday. I would let the stereo blare in the room that I share with my sister. Ayos lang sa kanya, we would both shout at the top of our lungs “Baskeball sa banyo”. I would memorize the lyrics and I was so proud that I was one of the few in school na alam lyrics cos not all in our class can sing Butterscotch na tama ang words. Oh and don’t forget Poor Man’s Grave – cool ka pag alam mong i-analyze ang social issues ng song na yun.

Wala lang, why am I writing about them? Siguro kase a tribute album was made and syempre wala pa rin papantay sa original Eheads. Beatles ng Pinas yan. At sa ka-henerasyon kong di nakakakilala sa kanila – tatamaan ka ng kidlat at ikamamatay mo yun.

At dahil wala na naman akong sense, all I can do is shake my head and walk away.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Looking Forward To

Harry Potter 4, can’t wait for tomorrow
…the weekend for my Divisoria & Baclaran shopping spree, I intend to make most of my Christmas shopping this weekend, I feel stressed out that it’s mid November already yet I still don’t have a tree or gifts to give to my family & friends
party, parties & partieeesss, Christmas get togethers, reunions, gimmicks, dates – whatever we call it – it’ll be the occasions & time spent with people you love
gift wrapping, I find the act of wrapping gifts a unique art and as Christmas approaches I can’t wait to wrap the gifts that I’ll be able to buy, when I was young my Mom always told me that I should work for a department store part time during Christmas rush cos I love wrapping gifts, wrapping books, wrapping food etc.
vacation, yippee!!! I’ll have mine with my family in Bicol and it’s cool that I’ll be there early and will stay until after New Year
2006, yes the promising year for everything!!! I feel so positive about this year, if 2005 is not my year I’m determined to make 2006 my best year – promise!
gifts :) as in gifts galore! I am so blessed that eventhough I spend a lot during Christmas holidays I have friends & a family who shares their blessings to me as well, tuninunino… ano kayang mahingi kay Mama?

to be continued

Monday, November 14, 2005


I know I said that was the end of it, wala lang I just love this picture.

Under Fire

Segue (start pa lang bongga hehehe): Thanks to all who have offered prayers for my Mom, she’s now free from her thyroid ailment. Thanks guys for the support & prayers, this really means a lot to our family. I am sharing this good news to all and as thanksgiving to you & to God.

Love is friendship under fire, got this from a teenage movie I was watching last night and it had me thinking. Friendship under fire and what it really means. Friendship under fire, being passionate about the person, loving what you have and being thankful for all of it. This line made me want to write something of importance to me today, love – not just the romantic one but everything that it represents.

A friend whom I don’t share the “what really matters most” things. And when I did it was something. I have realized that he’s one of the most important friends that I can really trust and depend on. One of the most obnoxious yet honest & faithful friend that a girl can wish for. We are under the same bridge as of this moment (you know who you are) but I am glad that you’ve found solace & shelter under this bridge with me. The night you told me you’re dilemma I have never stopped praying for you & your happiness. You may have told me shit & all, telling me how abnormal & pathetic I am but you have no idea how you warmed my heart when you told me that I make you proud and that nothing compares to me cos I am one of a kind. Now it’s your fault that I believe that I can make a guy really proud. It’s your fault that I now have this new courage within that I am a good catch. Hehehe it’s all your fault but I thank you for it.

My hermanas, Pen, Jeng, Dinah & Jen. Girls, we’ll all be rich together. I am so blessed to have you all cos I know that the emotions & money that we have invested in each other is tested – through thick & thin. Pakikipagsapalaran man sa Baclaran, pagtia-tiangge man. Mambarat man ng supplier or mambola man ng tindera. I may be this thick faced today but it’s all good – all for the best. I love you girls, every minute, every laugh & every tear I shared with you formed me to what I am today.

Lost love, found, misplaced, forgotten, ignored. Thanks for the time, for talking to me for calling me. At first it was awkward but I am glad we’re friends. Nothing beats the understanding and devotion that you both have. This may not sound romantic but I really do love you, yes both of you. It may be a different level kind of love but guys I really do.

Why is it so difficult for me to have you as my friend? Am I bitter? What is holding me back? No & I don’t know. I’ve been thinking that perhaps if we’re not to talk about the past anymore we could be good friends, I am willing to & ready to be there for you. I just hope that should we try at least we do both our best to hold no strings. I am now extending my hand for a shake. It’s up to you to take it.

Friendship under fire… yep friendship that have gone through a lot of fire not to mention ice. I know we have this & we had more before. I don’t know what’s wrong. What’s stopping you what’s making me give up. When you told me to take care I realized that we really do not say things of this sweetness to each other. And when you repeated it, you made me think about not giving up again. I know it’s just take care but when I ponder on the things you have told me – things that aren’t sweet if I am to base it on a lover’s dictionary – I have realized that they mean more than I love you & I care for you. Because you tell me things that really means a lot to you. You have shared secrets about yourself and those things gave me the idea on how you became the man you are today. Those things gave me the idea and made me understand your mold. You’re really special and I will not lie about that. I am glad we’re friends and hope we’ll stay friends until the last breath of our lives.

Friday, November 11, 2005

The End

Yes, this is the last of the HK photos, I am sick & tired at looking at my face. The feeling is so surreal it feels like I am not myself - that I am just staring at another girl thinking why is she prettier than I am (arghhh! pathetic). Anyway here are the best picks from the thousands of pictures available:

HK Disneyland, October 30, 2005
with Jen, Jerome & Joel

Victoria Peak, October 29, 2005

Ocean Park, November 1, 2005

Shenzhen China, October 31, 2005

Sights of Hong Kong

1. Mine Train of Ocean Park, Cinderella in her castle (Disney Parade) & seahorse from Ocean Park's Atoll Reef
2. Can you spot Nemo? - clown fishes at Ocean Park's Atoll Reef, Shenzhen China buildings & the Golden Buddha
3. Eiffel Tower at Window of the World China, Tinkerbelle banner at the entrance of HK Disneyland & HK corner district (near Harbour area)
4. Window of the World China, Sleeping Beauty's castle fireworks display (notice the hair on the image? that's my Chinese crush's head hehehe) & Harbour Centre
5. The Peak Galleria (Victoria Peak), Bay area of HK & Lion King Festival at HK Disneyland

1. Simba from the Lion King Festival, HK Disneyland Train Express & Harbor View
2. Ariel from The Little Mermaid (she's so pretty, as in!!!), Entrance of HK Disneyland Resort, Flamingoes of Ocean Park, Ocean Park HK entrance & the cutie Panda from Ocean Park
3. Tsing Ma bridge (ala Golden Gate), Cable Car of Ocean Park (connecting the lowlands from the Higlands - funny cos last night while watching Aga's All My Life movie read: my mother is here, they rode the cable car in OP as well) & Ocean Park's pink flamigoes.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Live It Love It

and then again Leave It.

HK, one of the most expensive country in the world (not that I like to buy it or live there but it is really an expensive place to have a vacation) but you will really go gaga over the things that you can see and actually buy there. The sights are nice, the experience especially the fun & bloopers we had are priceless, special mention to the Chinese Restaurant that met Jerome's & my expectation and have led Jen & Joel crying (lost in translation & illustration), the drunkard waiter at the Hot Pot Restaurant across the hotel we stayed at, Capitalist Henry, "Huh" Yenni-Jenny, tour guide from hell Lauren aka Annie (Anonymous), Socialist Ricky (who knows how to speak Tagalog & perfected the art of repetition in our local language - calling on Jun-jun who's now gutom-gutom and would like to go kain-kain), terrorists of Victoria Peak who claps & cheers for God-knows-what-reason while the tram was helplessly pushing off our butts to be able to reach the peak and the Love Birds-flu.

Streets of Hong Kong is really tricky, imagine on our way from the city back to the awaiting vehicle, Jo & I have to walk around the same streets twice, it looks all the same but it wasn’t and there are short-cuts that seems like long ones. The traffic lights will pressure you as it gives off a semi-siren sound that would make you brisk walk while crossing the street. Jenny, Jerome & my encounter with the traffic enforcer (we’ve beaten the red light on foot, hehehe and I shied away from the officer while Jen & Jerome made our graceful exit) is unforgettable although not really humiliating (humiliating is having to order from a Chinese restaurant, negotiating with a drunkard waiter and wanting to walk out without finishing off your order – we sat there figuring out what to eat for dinner and it took us around an hour cos the waiter is from hell).

On this experience, I have learned real good things – lessons in life and reality… that Jen & Jerome can be good parents cos they look after me (not that I needed it – but they let me choose the best bed, best view, best spot and they even let me use the bathroom before them – hehehe I was pampered), Jo is a shopaholic and real good friend – can’t complain (eyebrows slightly raised – next time kiddo I am not gonna go with you on your shopping sprees), that I can be on a foreign country bravely (although we do not want to take our chances with the birdflu – hehehe we made sure we went there vaccinated and imagine being left alone in China!!!) and that good times & vacation are best spent with good friends & people you consider your family (like your boss, your colleague, the lolo & the childhood friend).

It was a blessing, I will forever remember the long weekend I have spent to live & love.

Monday, November 07, 2005

The HK Experience

I know I promised to post the pictures, but due to almost a thousand pictures from all four cameras combined (3 digital cameras & Jerome's manual cam with 3 rolls of 36 shots films), this is the only thing I was able to do in 5 days after our arrival (a girl gotta work sorry friends). It's so hard to pick the pictures to display when all the bidas are soooo photogenic (ehem ehem, Jen Jerome & Jo I'll collect the payments for the nice words later). It already costs us a big fortune having these pictures developed.

These pics were from the NAIA to HKIA & the lunch/walk/gala we had at the Panda Hotel side (Oct 29). I promise to post more pics this month (hehehe sorry I know my site is pretty outdated already, I'll fix it soo, I will).

Disney, Ocean Park, China, Harbour, Victoria Peak, etc pictures to follow & ofcourse the stories behind the pictures.
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