Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Reverse Bungy Experience

Best ride ever with Jen and Marco then Jo & myself. This crazy vid was from the reverse bungy ride we took at Clarke Quay Singapore. Enjoy!
Turn your volume up guys and laugh (of course at our expense). Truly one hell of a ride.

Monday, November 27, 2006


I was doing my favorite past time (one of my past time includes channel surfing) last Saturday when I came upon a cool video. The story revolved around women who at one point in their lives suffered from a broken heart. The video featured different types of women – rich, smarty ones, a rock chick, etc. all singing to a melodious tune where I was able to catch the word “Someday”. I was shocked to find out at the end of the video that the song was from the soul siren minus herself on the video (this made the video worth watching wala si Nina and the concept is really good).

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Syempre pa I texted my good friend Jenny cos I know she’ll be able to relate to the song. And I was right, kaya eto we were singing the song the whole day. I was inspired to write something in my blog since like most of my avid readers (who happens to be just good friends of mine) wala nang bago dito. I am busy (as in) and now that I have the chance kailangang samantalahin. I have a lengthy one prepared last Saturday at home but due to connection problems I was unsuccessful in uploading it and I have failed to save it on my memory card. I’ll just try to post it tonight kung magkaka time.

The song is sad pero hopeful in a way. Grabe, sabi nga ni Jen di naman ako dapat nakakarelate but I think I know whats going on. Syempre pa I have my Ben although di na big deal masyado sa akin yun ngayon. I guess it's not yet the right time to be in a relationship. Pero someday soon malay natin di ba?

As for Ben, here’s to you:

Someday you’re gonna realize
One day you’ll see this through my eyes
But then i wont even be there
I’ll be happy somewhere
Even if i can’t
I know
You don’t really see my worth
You think you’re the last guy on earth
We’ll I’ve got news 4 you
know I’m not that strong
But it won’t take long
Won’t take long
[Chorus]Coz someday, someone’s gonna love me
The way, i wanted you to need me
Someday, someone’s gonna take your place
One day I’ll forget about you
You’ll see, I wont even miss you
Someday, someday
But now
I know you can tell
I’m down, and I’m not doing well
But one day these tears
They will all run dry
I wont have to cry
Sweet goodbye
Co’z someday, someones gonna love me
The way, i want you to need me
Someday, someones gonna take your place
One day i’ll forget about you
You’ll see, i won’t even miss you
Someday, someday

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Charles Schulz Principle

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

My Math teacher in HS Ms. Luzuriaga, kahit lagi kong kaaway yun she made me realized that outside HS is a cruel world and that I have to be tough to survive
Sir Willy, my Physics teacher in HS, his inspiring words on my project still echoes on my mind – he believed in me that I can make it.
Mr. Magkasi, my Experimental Psychology professor – idol ko sya, cool at matalino hehehe madali pang kausap reason why I asked him to be the thesis adviser of my group
Sor Nora Sullera (na ngayon ay Tita Noree na lang) – she personifies what a true nun should be – cheerful, kind and compassionate, she was the one who opened my eyes to the truths about the world.

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

Need I mention my bestfriend Luchie? She’s my rock as I am hers.
My bestest best bud M, he’s the person who made me realized that I can be a good friend
My good & true friends… space is not enough and I don’t think mentioning 3 would suffice – I have a lot of good friends who have helped me through the years I existed.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

My parents, of course I have learned a lot of life’s lessons through them
My Tita Eden & Tyong Roger – I look up to them because they have set exemplary qualities, I love them both
My boss W, she have thought me a lot of things for my professional life, some are even things that I don’t need inside the office but something I would need when I face the cruel world
J, taught me the art of a lot of things – waiting, being patient, to be a real friend, and to let go when the need arises
Luchie, that there are people that are not just a best friend and more than a blood sister – we’re soul sisters

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

A lot, need not mention their names. I am blessed and I appreciate it.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

My nieces & nephews – they add colors & joy to our family
My Ma & Pa
My bestfriend Luchie
My travel buddies (mainstay si Jo, Jen & Marco, the SagadaGang included)
The Jologs

And I’m tagging: Daei, Niq, Cious, Chie, Jen, Rosey, and everybody
Back to school, hay days are over. Sigh...

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hindu God & Goddesses at batu Caves Malaysia
Food at Suria, Petronas KL, Malaysia

Try to think what really happened here, why is Marco on the ground?

Before climbing the steep steps of Batu Caves

Monday, November 06, 2006

Batu Caves

pictures from Batu Caves in Malaysia.
coffee with good friends Singapore style
imitating the McCafe print ad model (kulit ni Marco super napagtritrip-an kame :p
with lots of stolen & not-so-stolen shots from Marco's camera

outside Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lampur Malaysia

Singapore Pictures

Pictures from my camera & from Marco's, more pics from Joel soon....
1. Bus ride at Sentosa with Jen & Jo 2. Singapore skyline 3. with Jen at Marina (Glutton's Bay) 4. Posing for Marco (oo na utu-uto ako) at Sentosa
1. River cruise at Clarke Quay with Jo 2. with Jen and the Starbucks guy 3. having fun at the Luge in Sentosa 4. Downtown walk (lots and lots of kilometers with construction site seeing pa) 5. at the MRT with Jen & Jo 6. Underworld adventure 7. cable car with Jen & Jo 8. amazed by the sharks (Underworld at Sentosa) 9. group pic bago umuwi (with Jen, Jo & Marco at Sentosa) 10. another of Marco's pictorial at Sentosa 11. which way? figuring out where to go - lost at Sentosa 12. Skyride at Sentosa
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... more pictures soon!

Indonesia Pictures

Snap shots from the day tour in Indonesia (October 31, 2006)
1. Aboard the ferry with Jenny 2. Mee Goreng (yummy!!!) at Solaria 3. Pose (kuno) at the ferry on our way to Batam, Indnesia 4. Enjoying my lunch cum dinner at Solaria.

pictures taken from the Mantreya Buddha temple (Indonesia)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

SG MY ID Recap

... will be posted soon, I'm now in the process of cropping the pics and waiting for the copies from Jo's camera.

It's a real good trip with lots of memorable experiences. A lot of firsts for me :) for starter, being left in a foreign country (the bus left without Jo & me!!!!) and hailing a cab - a very expensive cab - to bring us back to the Singapore border, the G-Max bungy and the Indonesia scare. Stories will be posted soon.

Happy weekend everybody!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hoi Moi!

Gracias to my good friend Moises, thanks for the belated - advance gift! I had a great time last Saturday, sa uulitin!

Review your almanac, Guiness Book of Records at manood ka na rin ng Game Ka na Ba. tatalunin mo pa yung magaling na maangas sa trivia game sa TimeZone.

PS: don't forget my cook books!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

October Babies

Sa sobrang kabusi-han I haven't had the time to update my template. I've been trying to do so in the last days but my attempts were fruitless. To this I would like to apologize and at the same time greet the October celebrators.

Belated Happy 41th Wedding Anniversary (Oct 16) to my parents. Love yah Ma & Pa!
Advance Happy Wedding Anniversary (Oct 27) to Manoy Rolly & Bam!

Belated Happy Birthday to Doods (Oct 8) and April (Oct 17).
Advance Happy Birthday to my hermana Saree (Oct 19) and Jonal (Oct 19) and Manoy Rolly (Oct 27 - see you on your birthday!).

God bless you all, if I failed to greet anyone else sorry po :(

Reasons Why Single

Thanks to Gabs for this, hehehe funny sya yet there's truth to it ;)

10. Perfectionist/Mapili
Yes, isang taong perpeksiyonista. Yung tipong dapat ganito ang magiging kapartner ko. Pag may nakilala, nakita lang na pangit ang kuko o may dumi lang, turn-off na agad. O kaya ang daming ayaw. Ayaw sa mabait boring daw, gusto bad boy/ pilya pero kapag pinaiyak ka tatanungin ka bakit ang sama mo bakit mo nagawa yun! Adik ka ba?! Ayaw sa cute, ayaw din naman sa panget. meron dyan gusto ka ayaw mo naman.. ung gusto mo halos magtambling ka pero deadma parin yang stunts mO sa kanya! Pasaway ka rin e! Ano ba talaga kuya?

9. Busy Busyhan
Opo, eto yung ang mundo e gumagalaw lang sa libro at ballpen kung estudyante ka o kaya naman sa computer at files kung office staff ka. Yung tipong aalis ng bahay ng alas 6 o alas 7 ng umaga at uuwi ng bahay ng 6 hanggang alas 8 ng gabi [baligtad naman para sa mga nag tratrabaho sa call center]. Sabay tulog na. Kapag sabado masaya na sila sa tv, sa pagkain na niluluto ni mama at sa linggo naman sisimba at maghahanda na ng kelangan para sa lunes hanggang byernes. Pssssst rest ka muna and pause for awhile¦

8. Friendship Theory
Ano naman ito? Eto yung ang buhay ay kay bestfriend o kaya kay special friend na hindi masasabi sabi sa friendship nya sa loob ng kanilang mahabang panahon na pagsasama dahil baka daw maapektuhan ang pakikipagkaibigan at iwasan sya. Yung tipong pag may kasama si friendship na iba, nagseselos na wala naman sa lugar, pero syempre wag pahalata, kunyari happy sya for friendship. ABA! Oi lakasan mo ang loob at baka mamaya forever mong pagsisihan yan kaw rin.

7. Born-to-be-one (Authestic)
Eto yung nasa palad na ang pagiging single daw. Walang reasons¦ Basta lang nabuhay sya sa mundo na mag-isa at feeling nya mamatay sya sa mundo ng mag-isa. Kesyo magmamadre o magpapari na lang. Asa kang tatanggapin ka pa noh!

6. Happy-go-lucky
Eto yung taong walang alam kundi kasiyahan at trippings. Kahit sino nalang basta no string attach. For fun lang daw... Walang halong seryosohan. ABA hoy! yang init ng katawan mo e ikiskis mo nalang sa pader. Makakahanap ka rin ng katapat mo!!!

5. Wrong Place
May nakaranas na ba nito? Yung pakiramdam mo nasa ibang mundo ka. Yung ang nakakaharap mo e yung mga hindi mo gusto, yung mga hindi mo hinahanap. Alam mo yun? Halimbawa nasa ibang bansa ka, pero ang hinahanap mo e yung amoy ng nasa sariling bayan mo. O kaya naman e nasa sarili mong bayan ka, nasa normal na lipunan, pero ikaw ang abnormal at hindi mo kayang sabihin na abnormal din ang hanap mo kung ayaw mong ibitin ka nila ng patiwarik.

4. Wrong Time
Eto yung mga tao na sinasabi na, hindi pa ako ready e bata pa kasi ako o kaya naman hindi pa ako handa sa panahong ito, wala pa ako kayang ipagmalaki. Yes meron pong ganyan. Yung feeling nila may tamang panahon para sa love. Awwwwwww. Aba kelan yun? Pag uugod ugod ka na at yung time mo e bitin na? O baka naman pag pang out of time ka na? Oist, sugod lang ng sugod¦

3. Si parents kasi
Yes, factor din ang komyunidad na ginagalawan mo. Una, ayaw pa ni mader o pader na magkaron ka kahit 22 anyos ka na at kelangan umabot ka muna raw ng 40 bago magkaroon ng gf/bf. O kaya naman ikaw mismo! Takot sa sasabihin ni parents at ni kapitbahay na tsismosa sa magiging kasama mo. Aba ikaw na nga ba ang sabihan na.. Alam mo hindi kayo bagay. langit at lupa kayo. Awwwww. Payo ko sayo, Pakialam nila diba? Palibhasa inggit!

2. Traumatic Experience
Eto kalimitan ang reason ng marami. Ayaw ko na!!! takot na ako mangyari pa ang nangyari dati! O diba ang drama ng layp? Yes, tama ka. Eto yung dahil sa past relationship mo, e until na ayaw mo ng magkaroon at sinumpa mo na ata ang magmahal. Dahil sa pinagpalit ka sa mas pangit, o kaya naman iniwan ka ng walang word na bye-bye, o dahil binugbog ka!, ano pa ba? Madami yan¦ wag na nating isa isahin at baka tumulo si tears¦heheh Gayunpaman, eto lang masasabi ko mga hija at hijo. Ibat iba ang lasa ng pag-ibig. May mapait, may mapakla, may matamis at may maasim. Aba mapalad ka at natikman mo ang ibat ibang lasa nito. Kaya ikaw, Do not be afraid to fall in love again, malay mo sweetiness na ang malasahin mo next time. E di panalo ka sa lotto. Yan ang nagpapalakas sayo. Yang ang bumubuhay sayo, ang pag-ibig. tsk! drama!

1. EX to the nth power
Oi aminin!!! LOVE parin si Ex kahit 1 or 2 or 10 yrs na ang nakakalipas¦ May ganito naman. Yung tipong ilang taon ang nakakalipas, hindi parin makalimutan si ex. Yung pinagsamahan, yung tawanan, yung iyakan, at lahat ng nangyari sa inyo nung kayo pa. Malungkot man at sa kung anumang kadahilanan, maganda man o masama ito, kelangan nyong magpaalam sa isa't isa. YES, after ay year sasabihin natin, im over him/her na, pero pag-usapan natin ang love at ang nangyari sa ating relastionship from the past, TADANNNNNNNNNNNNN, eto na, sya agad ang naalala mo. At habang nagkukwento ka, ouch may kirot, o kaya may ngiti at may bumabagabag sa ating kalooban. Ano kaya yun? AMININ mo na kasi. MAHAL mo pa si EX. Isa lang ang masasabi ko, well mahirap sya kalimutan alam ko yan pero open your heart and makipagdate ka, lumabas ka, at try to entertain someone. Wag mo ikumpara si ex sa iba. At give urself KITKAT, take a break..

Take your pick, san ka dito?

Monday, October 16, 2006


Kuya Berns & ate Maridel for the bday gifts! Got it last Friday, went to dinner with 'te Maridel & Kuya Totoy. Grabe Kuya Berns pareho pang Old Navy ;), swak na sawk as in kasya talaga & the flip flops fave color ko pa at size ko (di ko matandaang tinanong mo ako hehehe, ang galing mo talaga - hula lang ba?).
Love yah!!! Muah!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


But I am, been like this after my birthday. Milenyo came & conquered… billboards fell, trees uprooted, Jen’s house embraced by a Narra tree and I took luxurious baths for a week – hell yeah – with Mineral water.

Oldies cried… calling the event the wrath of God. I stayed home for most nights contemplating on what happened to everybody while staring on a dimly lit candle nearby. I missed my TV, I missed the radio. I missed the mall and all the things that made my shallow life shallower (read: I was really into watching a movie on the actual stormy day too bad the malls were closed). I don’t care about what would happen to me, I just need to close the giant gate!!! Yes, the garage gate of my house went loose and I need to close the thick iron while the angry winds are blowing it. My Mom shouting in the background afraid for my life (other than the flying steels, a single whack & tap of that gate can make me sleep forever). It was crazy and even after the storm it went wild…

My life, well wild with work, wild with frustrations and wild with even more work & other things related to it. I am now a private investigator, I am now a planner, I am now a show producer… hell I didn’t asked to be one. All I want was to be able to see Leo after a long time! And what? Look at me I don’t think I’ll be able to see him on a wide screen, I think I will be with him by the sofa (by the way thanks Momsie for the recliner’s partner, muah!). I’m a mess.

Even JET said my life is really one hell of a busy ride, he can’t get dinner reservations except if asked a week in advance. I can’t chat that long, I can’t email friends & Kuya Berns. Good friends are now leaving the country and all I was able to give was one lousy phone call to wish them a pathetic “ingat”. WTF, what is happening to me? I lay in shambles waiting for deterioration to come. Our trip is in 2 weeks, am I excited? Of course I am but I can’t fully enjoy the sweetness of my excitement because I still have a case to investigate (projects to do, campaigns to accomplish), I still need to please somebody for a nod & a “job well done” remark. My motto to do what I like best & to enjoy work as if it’s a hobby is not essential anymore. I am feeling unfulfilled, a mid (late) 20’s career person without directions.

Can I have my vacation now? Please????

I'm sorry, I just feel crappy. *sigh*

The art of positive thinking... tomorrow's my fave day, yipee Thursday! Yes alright, shut up Dr. Phil!!! Prozac please!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


still alive (clearing the throat) been busy but I'll be back soon with lots of stories to tell.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Supernova - Its All Love

Surreal, I heard this song being played on Launcast already, goosebumps & everything. Can't wait for the album to be out. Way to go Lukas!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Congratulations USTe!

Hanep talaga ang Tiger Power! Congratulations to the whole UST Community for emerging as UAAP Season 69's champs.

And as a proud Thomasian all smile ako, VIVA Le Tigre! VIVA Sto. Thomas!

Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Warning by Hot Chip

The song that kept me sane even when the power is off, along with Panic! at the Disco. Thank God for iPods! Click away & enjoy!

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Il Mio Partito Di Compleanno

Pictures from the birthday dinner I had last Friday at Trinity Seaside Restaurant. Special thanks to the following (in order of arrival hehehe): Jen, Dayday, Pen, Jeng, Dines, Gabs, Ziella, Yong, Dolfo, Jo, Chard and Mark.

Jen bought me the new Red Ribbon cake with a single candle (told her that if ever they're gonna give me a cake for my birthday NO NUMBER CANDLE please for this year, arghh 27!!!)

With my girlfriends: 1.) With Jen (& Dolfo pala di girl hehehe), Dayday 2.) With Jen, Jeng, Pen & Dines 3.) MLA girls 4.) With Zie & Gabs

Ang cute na si Chard (can't help but post his pic) super concious sa camera kaya kung ano ano itsura.
Got this from Jen (love yah sis kahit nabuking kita & all). At sinong nagsabi na di effective ang di ko pagpopost ng wish list, hmm? I got what I want hehehe.And this from Klog & Dolfo, may lilac pa ngang clip eh di ko napiture-an. Thanks po sa lahat for coming, for spending time with me and for being my friends. Love ya all!

1.) With Chard & Jo (niloko pa ko ni Jo, nasa Cebu daw sya can't make it hmpft!) 2.) With Yong & Mark 3.) the long table we had 4.) in reverse

1.) With Zie & Gabs 2.) With Yong 3.) With Dines 4.) Group Pic uli

My highschool friends Mark & Yong - I'm so glad you made it boys lalo ka na Yong grabe 2 years!

7 Songs

List 7 songs you like, list them up and then tag other 7 people you know. Keep the game going!
I was tagged by

1. Garvity by John Mayer
2. I Don’t Trust Myself With Loving You by John Mayer (yep enjoying my new Continuum CD thanks Jeng & Dolfo!)
3. Mr. Brightside by The Killers
4. You Give Me Something by James Morrison
5. Superhero by Rocksteddy (LSS ko lagi)
6. Only One by Yellowcard
7. Landslide by Smashing Pumpkins

And I'm tagging: Luchie, Mark, Jen, Cious, Kuya Berns, Kimmy & everyone else who wants to do this.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


dinner at Cabalen with ma, Pa, Meng & Jen
Another birthday of mine ... thanks to everyone who remebered me yesterday on my day.....
Thanks to my bestfriend Luchie (love yah sweetie!!!) who sent these beautiful flowers for me...
Thanks to my generous niece Meng for these original shoes (o ayan as promised it's posted) muchas gracias!
Thanks to my parents for this longing chair, for telling me that I am still too young for a rocking chair... and to my sister for the batteries, without it these pictures would never be captured (got an expensive set of rechargeable batteries with charger from my hermana).

and for the greetings, thank you friends, thank you cousins, thanks sa lahat ng bumati (I won't mention names na you guys know who you are). God bless you all!


I was born in Palawan but was not that lucky enough to be able to explore the marvelous island. I was talking to my Mom over the phone one time asking her to describe how the place looks like. Ma with all her story telling ability described to me how beautiful Palawan is. I feel really unique being born there and there is this great desire within me to see the place now that I am a grown up. My family left the place (Pa’s into sales and was often thrown to places that needs uplifting – so was told by his superiors) when I was just 4 months old after living there for almost 2 years. So I ask Ma why don’t we go there, just you me & Pop on my birthday? And my parents agreed, I was so excited that we started planning the trip last June. And then last weekend, I went back to the place where I was conceived 27 years ago with the 2 important people responsible for it.

The planned trip got me really excited and while boarding the plane I can’t stop asking my folks on what to expect, where should we go etc. I was on a mission to track everything about my conception. I even asked my Ma to bring my baby pictures so that I can see the landmarks etc. and compare them with the current Palawan scene.
With Mama & Papa at the Hotel's garden

I was lucky to have searched a wonderful hotel via the Internet. Puerto Pension is in Malvar Street, just 10 minutes away from Puerto Princesa Airport and 5 minutes away from the pier.The view from the hotel’s 4th floor restaurant is really spectacular. Food is great, people are wonderful. Special mention to the restaurant guys who have been really helpful with a lot of information… Jay & Jake thanks.

Upon arriving at Puerto Princesa Pop started looking and tracking the old friends they had 20 plus years ago. Luckily Pop was able to contact his former driver, one of my Godmothers (the only living God parent I have). Mama with Ninang Norma

Day 1 for Papa was all gala & fun already while it was shopping spree for Ma & me. The evening was the reunion. I was able to meet my Ninang Norma and my kinakapatids. Capitol's signage and the altar of the cathedral where I was baptized

We strolled along the city that evening, the city tour was great because our old family friends who happens to be locals were very accommodating and each offered a lot of good information about the city.

Mama & Papa posing at the museum's 17 meters croc, this was the largest wild crocodile captured in Palawan (its skin was hanged on the museum's wall)

The next day was the tour of the Crocodile farm in Irawan, more driving (up to Mitra’s residence, beach & Penal Colony – malayo di na kame umabot).

with Mama & Papa at the Crocodile Farm's entrance


We had lunch at Bilao’t Palayok – a great seafood restaurant with a cozy native ambiance. I love their food. A whole bilao of different seafoods costs P650 only. Sobrang sulit. Tuesday was our trip back home, sigh I had a real nice time too bad it’s time to go home. I was so happy I went to the place where I was born on the 27th marking of my life.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Anyone But D

I'm glad he won, I was hoping Magni would (yep was actually praying for a miracle) but it was really unexpected. I love Lukas, good thing he won. Better him than Bitchy D (but she's soooo good too and at some point during the competition I was hoping she'd emerged as the winner). I guess this would mean that my Wed & Thurs nights will be back to the way it used to be.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Chantal Kreviazuk - Time

My Birthday Song....
Time, where did you go?
Why did you leave me here alone?
Wait, don't go so fast
I'm missing the moments as they pass
Now I've looked in the mirror and the worlds getting clearer
So wait for me this time
I'm down I'm down on my knees
I'm begging for all your sympathy
But you (I'm just an illusion)
you don't seem to care (I wish that I could)
You humble people everywhere (I don't mean to hurt you)
Now I've looked in the mirror and the worlds getting clearer
I'll take what you give me.
Please know that I'm learning
So wait for me this time
I should've know better
I shouldn't have wasted those days
And afternoons and mornings
I threw them all away
Now this is my time
I'm going to make this moment mine.
(I shouldn't have wasted those days)
I'll take what you give me.
Please know that I'm learning
I've looked in the mirror
My world's getting clearer
So wait for me this time

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

... my loneliness is killing me? ...

Move over Britney Spears. I have stolen this from one of the links found at my bestfriend Luchie's site:

"when crucial needs aren't met (like companionship) they make us look to God in a way that satisfied people will never be able to imitate. Somehow God allows loneliness in our lives to drive us home. Its is a very painful journey, but the pain urges one to continue walking. If the journey were not painful, one would be tempted to stop - and slow down along the way. Indeed, loneliness may be very beautiful afterall"

Come to think of it, o di ba? God has His amazing ways of loving us.

Wish List

Time of the year, a week before my birthday… friends are already bombarding me with questions as to what gift I want to receive (hehehe, most esp Jen, Gabs & Sar). Ngayon pa lang po ay nagpapasalamat na ako sa inyong mga regalo and I would like everyone to know that it is not necessary, your greetings are enough and would be very much appreciated.

Every year when my friends would ask me what I want for my birthday (it’s actually one of my 2 favorite time of the year, syempre the other is Christmas time) I would let them know without any hesitation the gifts I want. Even my family is aware of this ritual, you don’t just give Juanna a gift, you have to give her what she specifically asked for. I would think very carefully about the material things or even favors that I want to ask and I get them, all the time. That is how loved I am and I am very grateful. I am so blessed, that people around me – my family & friends, would really make sure I get the things I wanted. And this year a lot would think that the same routine will take place. Kaya sorry to disappoint you sister Jenny, I am not posting my wish list for this year. Although my sister & my niece already asked for my approval on what they would give me, it still doesn’t count that I insisted on getting those stuff (o sige na nga aamin ako nirequest ko yun pero super noon pa!!!).

I may not look like one but I am shallow (di nga?), shallow in 2 different perspectives. Shallow in it’s real essence cos I know I’ve been blabbing a lot of things in this blog that shows my love for things that are not really important in life take for example material things, things I bought, things I got, things I would love to have, movies I have seen, DVDs I have seen, places I’ve been to, places I would love to go to, food I have tasted, etc. I have very minimal entries about world peace, the environment, poverty & hunger in other places and other issues that needs contemplation and are worth writing for. I have more posts about my emotions and the anger I had, how I got pissed and how I hate the rain. So this Shallow Anne have been here in the cyberspace for more than a year, with more than 3000 visits but still nothing really important surfaced as an entry. Then view my being shallow in its opposite perspective, mababaw lang ako cos these things makes me happy. I know that 90% of the world’s population is having difficulties in different aspects of their lives, I am proud to say that I belong to this 90%. I have problems too, I am worried for a lot of innumerable things about my family, my friends, my job, my country and heck even about Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. So what if I don’t voice it out, that doesn’t mean I don’t care.

You guys will still read a lot about the stuff I always write until I ran out of anything shallow to share. You will still read about these things in this tabloid, some would think that nothing ever change, it has been the same writing style & topics since day one but I assure you, this is about the real me. No pretenses, no non-sense, no fake whatsoever, just me.

So in the spirit of being real at 27, no wish list for this year. Anything from you guys would be the best, I am positive about it. Don’t think I will not like it, eto nga at di ko pa narereceive eh excited na ako. I love surprises! I don’t have a high EQ kaya guys, surprise me with anything you will give. Surprise me by not giving anything at all (eto kaplastikan hehehe cos I will not just be surprised I’ll be shocked).

Being shallow is not at all that bad, anything will make me happy – any little thing. I know, because the best things in life are free.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Anyone wondering how my desk looks like especially every month's end? Well it's report week and here's my office clutter (di pwedeng mawala ang lotion & petroleum jelly sa tabi ko hehehe):

More clutter:

Even me, I looked like a scruffy junkie, hehehe basurang basura. Di na nagsusuklay and wearing shirts like this on weekdays not just weekends (I'm actually wearing this shirt today - miss ko na USTe).

Monday, September 04, 2006

Finds at the Bookfair

Went with Jo & Jen to the International Bookfair held at WTC last weekend. As always nawindang na naman ako. I was truly overwhelmed by my emotions around a LOT of good books. Warm & fuzzy feeling hehehe, I can go on around the exhibit halls forever.

Books I got at the fair (Holy Blood Holy Grail and Secrets of the Angels and Demons are actually for Marco - can't wait to see you na rin!!! Nahahawa na ako sa excitement mo)

And this one is my personal favorite:

I am just glad I went with Jo & Jen - we all have passion for books kahit na iba iba kame ng likes and genre na gusto. The night was culminated with a late dinner at Heaven & Eggs (sa wakas nakakain na rin ako dito) and some more shopping at Glorietta. I am sure both Jo & Jen were happy with their finds at the mall. Jen & I bought 2 bags each (saya talaga!!! ganda sa Tomato) and Jo (mas matagal pang pumili sa amin) was able to buy a couple of shirts for himself and a birthday gift for his niece.

Crashing can be Fun

Actually I didn't really crashed the Convergys Alabang Family Day yesterday at ATC, I was in fact invited more than a week ago but being in a place where you only know 5 people can be fun pala. Well for starters I was able to watch Eric's performance which was good. Then I was able to feast my eyes on a lot of people - call center guys & gals. Pormahan, ingles-an, at cute ng mga kids nila.

The Stage - Eric while performing - Eric uli (wasn't able to get a good shot, I just ultra zoomed my camera cos' I don't want to get up & go near the stage) - Opet (Eric's bro) & Princess

I think it's cool to belong to a really big company, you'll have the good times of oparties like this one where prizes and food are over flowing. May popcorn, cotton candy & face painting pa! And si Red TGIS was there popping & bursting the balloons hehehe.

Thanks again Eric, I had fun.

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Ryan Star was sent home? Ano ba, nak nang bat di pa inuna si Storm?

What a way to start my fave day of the week. Grrr!

Di bale, Magni & Toby & Lukas are still around. *sigh*

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Presenting James Morrison

British invasion na talaga, I just love this song, nevermind the jazzy tune the lyrics super killer!

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You want to stay with me in the morning
You only hold me when I sleep,
I was meant to tread the water
Now I've gotten in too deep,
For every piece of me that wants you
Another piece backs away.

'Cause you give me something
That makes me scared, alright,
This could be nothing
But I'm willing to give it a try,
Please give me something
'Cause someday I might know my heart.

You already waited up for hours
Just to spend a little time alone with me,
And I can say I've never bought you flowers
I can't work out what the mean,
I never thought that I'd love someone,
That was someone else's dream.

'Cause you give me something
That makes me scared, alright,
This could be nothing
But I'm willing to give it a try,
Please give me something,
'Cause someday I might call you from my heart,
But it might me a second too late,
And the words I could never say
Gonna come out anyway.

'Cause you give me something
That makes me scared, alright,
This could be nothing
But I'm willing to give it a try,
Please give me something,
'Cause you give me something
That makes me scared, alright,
This could be nothing
But I'm willing to give it a try,
Please give me something
'Cause someday I might know my heart.
Know my heart, know my heart, know my heart

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Wyatt's Incredible Day

Held last Sunday was Johann Summer "Wyatt" Corporal Cruz's first birthday. Wyatt real birthdate is August 25. The merry making took place at Mc Donald's Times Las Piñas with the INCREDIBLES theme.
Zie, Edward, Gabs, Saree and myself shared that special moment with Vines, Ian, Chase, Wyatt (ofcourse) and some other friends.
Birthday boy Wyatt with Ninang Saree My cutie inaanak Chase with Mommy Vina (tinotopak ayaw papicture)