Monday, May 29, 2006

Animo'y Taga LaSalle?

Got this from my mailbox this morning. Weird, who could be inviting me to join a LaSallite friendster page? I have nothing against LaSalle I have good friends who were from DLSU, I just don't see myself as a LaSallite. I am a proud growling (crouching) Tiger. Go Uste!

PS: To the person who invited me thanks for the invitation. Peace!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I'm a Wretched Wicked Witch

You think of him all the time and napapansin mo na super dalas na, you should keep yourself busy, not to think of him often kahit pa ba the thought of him gives you a warm & fuzzy feeling inside, makes you want to smile. But since you are taking a hold of yourself and controlling not to be really ecstatic with thoughts of this special person… you tried your best to be busy – not to think about him. You did great and you were successful, then you’ll stop from time to time to congratulate yourself kase you did it, you were able to put him off your mind. Pathetic isn’t it? You’re already busy and not thinking about this special person then you’ll stop for a moment to feel happy cause you’ve put him temporarily off your mind. Funny that you find time to remember that you don’t remember him anymore. Roll in laughter Juanna.

Sipag kong mag blog today, hmmm walang magawa and besides namiss ko ding magsulat ng kung ano anong walang kwentang bagay.

X-Men IIIganda, medyo naibsan ang disappointment ko sa The Da Vinci Code. Syempre sa mga DC comics fanatics at sa mismong cartoon version followers medyo bitin pero acceptable, may binago man sila. Panoorin nyo I’m giving it 4.5 stars (boses na mala Sir Mario Hernado).

Ano pa nga ba? Ay isa pa.

Have you ever shuffled your playlist tapos lahat ng songs na pinatutuog eh feeling mo about you? Nanghihinayang ka man eh gusto mo nang warakin ang ipod, mp4 player or kung ano mang gadget that plays music na meron ka. Hindi sa super self-centered ka (aba hindi talaga!) but then parang nanadya ang mga lecheng artists na yan at kinakantahan ka, ipinamumukha sayong loser ka! Hehehe, cencia na napagdiskitahan ko ang mga naririnig ko simula pa kagabi. Naisip ko tuloy na kunwari witch ako with a big pot of boiling water stirring all those singers to death. Huwahahahaha.

Love hurts, Love is all around, Love is a many splendor thing, Love is magical feeling, Love me tender Love me ek ek, Love me for what I am, Love to Love you like you do to me, Love you before I met you, Love the one who Loves you, Loving you, Loved you only in my mind, Love the way you Love me, Love moves in mysterious way, Love you tomorrow, Love your smile, Love me Love me say that you Love me, Love Love Love… dame oo makapag videoke nga soon – yan mga kakantahin ko.

Okay tama na, bewitching hour (hahaha, antok na ko).

Jenny's Theme

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To love again...
To love again...
To love again...
To love again...
To love again...
Drowning in tears,
that won't be me.
I will soon be
free from the chains of all this pain inside.
And though I cry,
it won't be long
'til I regain the strength to know
I can go on.
I will find my way
through the heartbreak.
I will not give up on love!
I believe:
I will learn to love again,
I will learn to trust.
Once this heart can start to mend,
I will learn to, learn to love again.
All of these tears,
time will dry them.
I will survive them
and make it through and too another day.
All of this pain,
time will heal it.
There'll be a time sometime, I know
I won't feel it.
I will live through
life without you.
After the hurting is done,
I believe:
I will learn to love again,
I will learn to trust.
Once this heart can start to mend,
I will learn to, learn to love again.
And I will find someone
who deserves my touch.
After all the hurt is through,
I will be so over you.
I will not give up on love!
I believe, yeah-a-a-yeah!
I will learn to love again,
I will learn to trust.
Once this heart can start to mend,
I will learn to love again!!
Oh, yeah!
To love again...
To love again...
To love again...
To love again...
To love again...
To love again...
To love again...
To love again...
To love again...

A Dreamer's Lullaby

One of the songs to be sung with strings accompaniment on my future wedding hehehe...

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by Paramita (go check their website by clicking here)

Close your eyes,
come fly away with me
i'll take you to places that you've
never seen, never been before..
i know why,
all the things you've been through
and all the things that hurt you
are eating you alive..
Right here,

with you
is where i wanna be
is where i oughtta be
wipe your tears away
coz right now..
time is on our side
time is on our side
come live another day..
close your eyes and i'll sing you a lullaby

nothing to fear coz i'm right here by your side..
close your eyes,

come fly away with me
i'll take you to places that you've never seen
never been before...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Samu't Sari

Had a very busy week, events are worth writing for pero tinatamad talaga ako. Here’s a recap of the week that was:

Ma’s Check-up
Not really a clean bill of health was returned by the doctor pero okay na yun, other than Ma’s thyroid hormonal imbalance and her high blood sugar count at least her other lab tests and x-ray were okay.

Sugarfree Party
Went to one with Jen & Jonal last Friday, first time I saw them in the flesh (nothing amazing about these guys but I love them esp my baby), Jen and I went to Mayrics last Friday night after dinner and I guess 9 pm was really early. We busied ourselves talking about all things funny under the sun while inside a really powerful force field. The band arrived and we didn’t care (we’re bad – not worthy to be called fans). Anyway we were there for the music - not to be their friends, or groupies or feel close to them. A good recap of what happened is in Jen’s site, she’s more of a writer than I am (at super tinatamad ata akong i-recap dahil maaalala ko na naman si Mitch at ang kanyang enigmatic smile).

The Da Vinci Code
Overrated and kinda boring. I know the book is always better than the movie it just happened that out of curiosity we all would still watch the controversial movie (the more they restrict us the more we would want to have a hold of that thing hehehe, especially with the down pour of bad publicity and criticism from all kinds of Christian sect). Somewhere in the middle of the movie I couldn’t count anymore the number of times I yawned. On my left was the slouching Jo whom I am not sure if still watching or dozing off. Chris said that he found himself sleeping for 5 minutes of more halfway through the ending. And on my right was the very serious and attentive Marco – only to feel stressed after the movie that he keeps on blabbering about the scenes he did not like, scenes not from the book, book facts that were made differently on the film, he keeps on and on about the movie for 2 days.

First Wedding Coordination Racket
Yep, Jenny & I passed our first ever wedding coordination test and with flying colours. Thanks To Beth & Lala for the invitation and for the confidence they had in us – letting us handle tasks that could ruin their reputation and company (hell, we did great as advised by the bosses) and thanks to Rob, Teng, Bian & Belle for being cool katrabaho. We learned a lot from all of you and I had fun. It was like watching the Chinese Oscars (the couple were Chinese, rich Chinese I would say), glitz and glamour of the chinky eyed rich people hehehe.

So much had happened, will blabber about these things next time. For now, happy Wednesday! I bet a lot of you are lining up for X-Men III. Enjoy the movies & take care!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

I am not this bad...

Life in Progress by Julius from last week's Manila Bulletin
Hindi naman ako ganyan kasama mag-isip noh, hehehe... or baka nga?

Monday, May 22, 2006

Lucky Guy

Yes, it's official inaamin ko na - kame na nga po Tito Boy!!! with Mitch
(the voice in my head) hay naku Joan, wake up!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Tagged by Daei

20 years ago I . . .
1. am 6 years old and in first grade (nag EDSA revolution nung Feb at si Cory na ang presidente)
2. am no longer the baby of the family, my neice Meng was born (bitter ba? hehehe)
3. am obsessed with Barbie Dolls and Ghost Busters

10 years ago I . . .
1. feel sad yet excited cos' I'll be on own na - college na ako!
2. dread school, I miss my parents, my Mom would cry while talking to me on the phone
3. met new friends who are really different from me - friends who remained true all these years

5 years ago I . . .
1. had my first break up
2. became a manager
3. was missing my bestfriend Chie, she went to Singapore and was working overseas ever since

3 years ago I . . .
1. resigned from my first job and was hired by my current boss
2. mastered the craft of multi-tasking

3. joined friendster (hehehe babaw talaga)

1 year ago I . . .
1. had my second break up
2. went to Thailand (on business), Hong Kong (including Disneyland) and China
3. got sick due to stress (aka Law School Disease)

So far this year I . . .
1. was able to see Puerto Galera (ditto Daei)
2. am in a turbulent state of being (hehehe labo)
3. did really crazy things like sending an application (with a lousy video entry) to Amazing Race Asia for one

Yesterday I . . .
1. went to USTH for my Ma's check-up
2. called my Dad to tell him news re: Ma's check up
3. watched ILNY for the first time (hehehe was too exhausted to open ny eyes on some scenes)

Today I . . .
1. am obsessed with Paramita's Tala album
2. am feeling blue (kame ni Jen - we just want to cry, must be because of the gloomy weather)
3. learned about Kuya Bern's news on his approved application for exams in the US and his working Visa

Tomorrow I will . . .
1. probably be thinking about Da Vinci Code
2. as usual wake up and go to work
3. be thinking about what to write on my blog

In the next year I will . . .
1. / might go to the US (depende sa options and kung kaya ko)
2. be busy with school
3. not be here in the office (malay mo naka leave ako hehehe or permanently not here, with my own business or baka nagretire na ko or maternity leave!!!! waaaaah)

In the next minute, I will tag...
1. Gracious
2. Luch
3. Kuya Berns

Monday, May 15, 2006

Of Moms & Byes

"Hoax mistakes make you realized what u had and lost, the things and people you've taken for granted. Sometimes there are no next time, no timeouts and no 2nd chances."

Got this from a friend who was given to him by his ex-gf, I dunno what we were talking about when he gave this line, I saved it and found it rotting on my drafts folder. I guess I was about to write something about this and now I don’t remember what made me save the lines. I am posting it here anyway, just because.

I wasn’t able to write something sweet for my Ma yesterday. Actually Mother’s day on my Mom’s side clan was not happily celebrate. The family gathered early in Antips to send our dear Kuya Ric to his final rest. As expected it very emotional considering that Kuya Ric was among the best Kuya we had from the Andador side. He’s really generous, nice and sweet. And he’s still young. As my Kuya Ronnie told everybody on his eulogy yesterday, we are all going to die it just so happen that the Lord favored Kuya Ric so much – among His favorites that is why he was called ahead of all of us, he will not suffer anymore. For the first part of the eulogies some of my cousins & I stayed out of the chapel cause we really don’t want to start crying. Everyone is misty eyed inside the chapel – everyone is sharing their fondest moment with Kuya Ric. That is what some of us avoided – ang maiyak. When I eventually decided to come inside – bingo! I was called and then I started crying.

gun salute for Kuya Ric

We will miss you Kuya Ric, as I told you… you’re now where you belong and ought to be, with the Lord. You have lived a short but meaningful life. As we continuously pray for your happiness there, please do not forget to mention us to the Father. You’re now with uncle Ompo & auntie Violy. I bet the reunion was really special. We were crying because we will miss you but other than that we were crying because we’re glad for you, you’re suffering have ended. We love you.

Here’s a pic of one of my cutest nephew while at the memorial park – he’s so innocent & clueless about how cruel the world is. As Kuya Ric’s body was being laid down on earth… I was quietly observing my nephews and nieces, I have stared at Jervis for more than a minute or so – Jervis was an epitome of braveness. He’s really young, just 10 & youngest among Kuya Ric’s babies. His eyes were red but he’s not crying. I have overheard Aaron & Chok, cousins - Aaron said he promised Kuya Ric that he will take care of Jervis and Chok seconded it, words spoken by a 13 year olds. I pray that may these good kids grow to be responsible individuals – good citizens and loving persons. I pray that the closeness and bond between these next generation of our family continue like what our batch and the batch ahead of us shared. I love my cousins and am proud of being their relative.

And to Ma, babawi kame. We weren’t able to give you a queenly treatment yeaterday we’ll just make sure you have one everyday. I love you.


Got this from a forwaded email message, super funny.... read on & laugh.

Thanks for this Rovs :)

"Para sa Mga Magaganda!!!!"
"Para sa Mga TANGA(boys)!!!!"

Before, hinahabol kita pero di mo ako pinapansin. Tapos isang araw nawala ako, hinanap mo ako attinanong, "Bakit ka nagsawa?" Ngumiti ako, "Hindi akonagsawa. Natauhan lang." Pwede mo kong lokohin pero wag kang magpapahuli sakin. Pwede mo kong palitan pero siguraduhin mong mas mahal mo siya sakin. Pwede mo kong iwan pero siguraduhin mong kaya mo. Kasi pag ako sobrang nasaktan, wala ka nang babalikan.

Ang Boys? Pag trip ka, magpapakilala. Kaibigan kuno hanggang pumorma na.Tapos pag nahulog ka na, ayun, goodbye na dahil sawa na sila. Pero dapat walang iiyak at smile lang tayo. Punyeta, anong silbi ng karma?

I fell in love and got hurt but I didn't shed too much tears nor did I ask him to love me again. Instead, I stood up proudly and said, "Ganyan talaga ang magaganda! Hindi bagay sa tanga!"
Simple lang para hindi ka masaktan. Kapag minahal ka, mahalin mo din. Kapag ginago ka, gaguhin mo rin. Pero kapag umiyak ka, tanga ka! Ginago ka na nga, iiyakan mo pa?
Pag iniwan ka ng mahal mo, wag mo siyang sisihin! Kausapin mo siya ng harap-harapan at sabihin mong,"Ingat, tanga ka pa naman!"

Masakit pag iniwan ka ng mahal mo. Pero wag kang magagalit ng husto. Kahit papano may pinagsamahan naman kayo, diba? Kaya for the last time yakapin mo siya at ibulong mo, "Gago! ... "

Girls, talo daw sayo sa mga boys? Papayag kayo? Sige,pag niligawan tayo, sagot agad. Pag iniwan tayo? Ok lang. Kapag sinabi nilang, "Uy, ex ko."

Alam niyo sagot diyan? "Ay, ambisyoso."

If the one you love doesn't love you back, don't get depressed. Just think about it for a while, maybe cry a bit then wipe your tears and say, "Ang weird naman niya. Di siya pumapatol sa magaganda!"

You only got one life so live it well., one heart so take good care, one soul so keep it pure. One boyfriend? What a waste! Make it two or more!

Sayang ganda natin!Pag sinabi sayo ng mahal mo na ayaw na niya sayo, hayaan mo lang. Wag kang iiyak at magpapakagago! Imbis na iyakan mo siya, ngitian mo lang at sabihin mo ang ganito, "So, pano? Bye na! Naghihintay na ang kapalit mo!"

Who cares about break-ups? Oo nga, masakit. Makirot sapuso. Pero tandaan mo: a break-up isn't only an end to a relationship. It's also a beginning of a new one and an end to a living hell called "ex".

Friday, May 12, 2006


I was listening to new tracks on Yahoo Launchcast when I got intrigued with a girl group singing a line that sounds like “I need you to love me”. Alright the group is called BarlowGirl – they are sisters - cool, Christians and boy they are all good looking, but what is this:

Status: Not dating - "We believe that God has one perfect man already chosen for us; therefore we have no need to worry ourselves in searching for him. When the time is right we know God will bring us together. In the meantime we are not hiding in a closet avoiding all males. We are still living our lives, just without the pressure of having to have a boyfriend."

Make sense. Makes a lot of sense.

Jenny & I were having one of the many gazillion chats we always have and we have discussed this “not dating” preference. Actually we both believe that somewhere out there is a guy designed by God for us and he truly exists. We both are convinced that everything in life has reasons for happening – there is a big purpose for everything we are experiencing. It can be heartache, can be something that one should really be happy about or a so-so thing that we didn’t noticed happened. Whatever is God’s reason for giving us the status we have right now – we are not questioning it (although there are times when I ask the question when & where).

I am not gonna write about mushy stuff, ergo finding the one or where the one is. Nor am I gonna write about what I think as regards to God’s plan for me or for all of us in general. What am I gonna blabber in relation to this topic? Nothing, I’ll just leave myself with this statement.

I know you’re there, I know you’re the person for me.

Enjoy Listening to this inspirational song. Happy weekend!

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

And Lastly...

Promise last na to!!!

Sisters for Life!
Until our next bonding & outing.

Fantastic Pose

And this is our signature pose (ilang pic na kaya ng Fantastic 4 ang ganito itsura?)

More Galera Pics

Last batch of the Galera pics, this will showcase the pics from Joel's camera...
On our way to Coral Garden (snorkeling haven) - we were suppose to ride a 6 seater boat without any life vests! Good thing Mommy Jenny used her talents, we were able to rent a big boat.

Group picture at Coral Garden's cast away Island

Boat ride from Batangas to Puerto Galera

And here's the best among the rest of the pic's from Jo's camera:

... tingnan nyo kung ilang picture ang di man lang nagtawag para man lang nakapag smile ng todo, puro likod napicture-an.

Friday, May 05, 2006

wala lang, more galera pics

my flip-flops

Galera Sunset

Migration - I wonder where they all came from, that afternoon the beach was deserted then when we woke up after a short nap - kaboom! Invasion!!!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Fun Under The Sun

We decided to meet in Alabang at around 2:30 am of Saturday, Marco and Leby won the Most Punctual Award while Jo as always bagged the Fashionably Late award of the Weekend. We arrived at Batangas International Port minutes after 6 am. We joined the stampede pretending we’re in competition for the Amazing Race. Jenny displayed her big sisterly instinct by buying the ferry tickets and making sure that all of us kids are in one corner. With tickets in tow we lined up to the departure area only to be denied because we don’t have the terminal tickets required to pass through departure. But nothing can hurt are soaring spirits, terminal ticket pala ha… 6 tickets nga po – that was me, waving my P100 to the port employee (I’m guilty I cut through a very very long line, I am not sorry – no one as in no one is gonna mess up with me or my friends hehehe). It worked, I know must be the smile & the charms hehehe.
The ferry trip was peaceful, the sea was calm and so as the 6 of us (most of us slept all through out the trip). 9 am and we’re walking on sand. After 15 minutes, the fully booked hotel we had our eye on had a miraculous vacancy. We were so full of luck. Everything agrees with us and we’re ready to hit the beach. But we were able to check in around 12. It doesn’t matter though, we had a blast talking about the past, the “universal childhood” that Jen & Jerome invented amazed everybody. From kiddie food, to childish practices, games, jingles, TV shows and cartoons and even historical facts from back in the days were very much covered.

Samples of what totally rocked our waiting:

Oh Nano nano you make me crazy I really love what it does for me, sweet sour & salty, Nano nano, nano nano…

You want to see what happens in a bag of Nips, what goes on before they touch my lips they make a rainbow (chocolate Nips) a choco rainbow (chocolate Nips) and then they color all the flowers and they paint the trees, the sweet & delicious (garbled word – nobody can remember) … when I want fun I grab a bag of Nips and make a rainbow, Nips nips!

Pendong-Kalas, Jinx (aka Anne’s JIGS), Teleber-teleber (Teddy Bear Teaddy Bear), Si Nena, Nanay Tatay, Sweet Violet, Bench & Bath towels galore, Moro-Moro, Langit-Lupa, 10-20, Text, Funny Komiks, Candy Candy, Mello Yellow (nobody can remember it except Prof. Jerome – must be the age difference hehehe), Chikadees, Bioman, Shaider, Heman & Shera, Puma Lear’s brainwashing talents, Ewoks, Street Frogs, Tiger Sharks, Mario Brothers, Pepsi’s controversial number, Daimos, Voltes 5 (with theme renditions pa), Battle of the Brainless and a gazillion more.
The 8 of us (Jen, Jerome, Leby, Marco, Joel, Jeng, Dolfo & myself) went banana boating that same afternoon.

First night at the beach was the birthday celebration for everybody (from Jo’s Apr 9 to Marco’s Jan 3 birthdates) – usapang bangenge was born. Tequila, Mudslide and Fundador (for some) gave birth to a very unforgettable night. Here’s some of the toast given in commemoration of everything under the sun (purely tipsy down to drunken speaking ito):

Para sa masa!
Para sa mga bayaning nag buwis ng buhay para sa bayan!
Para sa mga bagong bayani – mga OFW!
Para kay Manny Pacquio!
Para sa manggagawang Pilipino!
For the One who got away (dialogue ni Marco to)
Etc (I guess I was so drunk to remember everything)

The next day – ayan na over sa hung over. But I was able to wake up really early, caught the sunrise in Galera – not too majestic but it was good. The solitude was good for me, I need it to clear my head.

We went snorkeling that afternoon – we were thrown into a beach na tapunan ata ng mga cast aways. That Sunday afternoon, I was able to say a quick hello to my good friend Daei. Then at dinner time I saw Philip another friend (another grade school buddy). That night was Marco & Leby’s Mindoro Sling blow-out, most of us were kinda scared to get drunk (again) but we still tried it (what the heck it was good). Marco, Leby & I went partying that evening (Jen & Jerome tinamad na, Jeng & Dolfo went with us but because they have an early flight the next day they went back to the hotel ahead of us and Joel, dear ‘ol Joel was down the drain, still hanged over I guess – he was the first one to snore that night (alright exaggerated he didn’t snore but he was flat on the bed around 10 pa lang ata). It was the best party mood I have ever been to. We danced like 3 crazy kids that night.
Day 3 was shopping day (kuno, Jo & I were like 2 lost kids in the market – with very little money to spare, all we do was compute if we can still go home la kaseng ATM eh buti na lang Daddy Jerome & Mommy Jen were there). More beach walk then it was time to get ready to go home.

It was one of the best vacations I have ever had. It was amazing because I was able to spend it with 7 lovely people. My salute & toast to:

Jenny – my sister for life. Love yah very much. Sasabihin ko na lang sayo yung iba off the blog hehehe.
Jerome – Prof, salamat sa iyong mga lectures (na libre), salamat sa pag aaruga mo sa grupo (Tay you’re the best)
Joel – as always ang photographer ng ‘kada. Lastik Man ng grupong bangenge. You’re a true friend and I can’t complain. Thanks for always being here or wherever for me, I appreciate it mucho.
Jeng – it was a madramang bakasyon but it was special because you were there for me and I hope kahit papano I was able to comfort you sister. Love yah.
Dolfo – welcome to the family!
Marco – my masseur, hehehe salamat friend. Alam mo nay un, sabi ko nga tested ko na ang pagiging true and good friend mo to me. Love yah, muah!
And Leby – full of grace (hehehe), it was great meeting you. Super enjoy having you around, it was that great because you added to the wittiness and craziness of everybody, next time uli.

Until the next 1,2,3 pass tournament. Don’t forget the by laws dahil lagot kayo sa penalty.

Galera Weekend

I'll post the stories next, for now enjoy the few pics (hehehe teaser lang).

The Girls

The Boys






Guess Who