Thursday, December 27, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Rundown

What happened? Here's the rundown:

Pen's Wedding & MLA, ex MLA & not from MLA Christmas gathering... scramble get together with Ms. E, ate Lileth, Mommy Grace & Tracy from MLA, myself, Jenny, Jeng, Dines, Cheryl & Tina - the ex-MLAers and Papa Fred, Dolfo and Joel the not from MLA group. The traditional agawan gift happened with the addition of the recycled gift giving event courtesy of Mommy Grace. UCC will never be that fun & noisy ever again.

Dinner with Dines, Jen & Jeng... gifts galore, pizza & pasta, coffee at UCC

Global Fun Carnival adventure with my family - panalo sa mga bata

Jologs dinner... gifts galore, Starbucks, Bubba Gump, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Marc Nelson, Rovilson & VJ Paula of Thailand (chismax: Marc & Paola were sweet, nagsusubuan pa ng ice cream)... thanks to my sisters Saree, Gabs, Zie, Chona, Faye, Vines & Mommy Redj

Christmas eve - I am very proud to announce that I've reached the maximum EQ level this year... I waited for the clock to strike 12 am... I didn't peek on any gift I received (unless requested by the giver that I open it ASAP)... thanks to everyone who remebered to give me presents this year.

and lastly... the original Ben of my life got married... enough said don't want more sighs.

I am hoping to have a wonderful rundown & countdown for 2008.

Happy Christmas again to all!!!

Happy Christmas

to all!!!

Many thanks to all my relatives, family & friends for the greetings and for the wonderful gifts. God bless all of you.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Say - John Mayer

My boyps is back, with a new single featured on the upcoming movie The Bucket List (will definitely watch out for this tear jerker starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman)






Take out of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so called problems
Better put them in quotations
Say what you need to say (8x)
Walkin like a one man army
Fightin with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you’d be better off instead
If you could only
Say what you need to say (8x)
Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for getting older
You better know that in the end its better to say to much
Than to never to say what you need to say again
Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open
Why?
Say what you need to say (20ishx)
the lyrics makes you feel warm inside *sigh* I really heart John (although according to one friend he's just one Dave Matthew copycat I don't care!!!)
PS: Life in Progress comic book now available in National Bookstore, in support of Julius please buy a copy P95.00 lang, pwedeng pangregalo ngayong Pasko ;) - bawal hiraman hehehe

Monday, December 10, 2007

Pen & Marlon

December 8, 2007 - Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion and at the same time the happy union of my dear friend Penny and the lucky guy Marlon. I witnessed their love story and I know they're both happy to be together. Best Wishes Baby Penny and Congratulations Marlon... Papa Marlon, welcome to our big big family! Here are some pictures from the Saturday wedding celeb...
Pen and Marlon at the altar of St. Peregrine CathedralOur ex-MLAers (& some not so ex) family: Ate Lileth, Cheryl, Jenny, Jeng, Udeng, Joel, moi, Dines, Mommy Grace, Tracy and TinaNakikipag pabilugan ako ng mukha kay fafa Udengat the Reception (Cipriano Garden): ang nagmamadaling sumiksik na si ako, Dines, Jeng, Jenny, Ms. Edna & Papa Fred, Cheryl, Mommy Grace, Tracy, Ate Lileth and Tinathe Bride and her Maidwith Jookay... last shot with the couple before mag-uwian'til next year for Jen's wedding (hehehe napagkaisahan si Jenny - unanimous decision na sya ang bouquet owner hehehe at ang lucky guy??? Teenager na cousin ni Pen :D)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I still...

...owe this site the Thailand stories and pictures that I promised, I think I’ll break the promise (again again). With all the rackets, wedding preps/ shower for Pen and Christmas hullabaloo that I’m attending to I don’t have the time anymore. So here are some photos, hopefully I’ll be very bored next year that I eventually decide to work on the pictures and stories of the past trips I had.


This is what I do most of the time when inside the hotel - I watch the Mondo (Chinese) MTV hehehe

with Jenny - The Grand Palace grounds

At Wat Pho

To Mo Chit (BTS station)

Goofing inside Starbucks Coffee (in Patpong), one of Rov's very creative idea lifting the gigantic cup with my tiny point finger


At the Emerald Buddha temple

the very famous TukTuk taxi of Bangkok

The lying Buddha at Wat Pho

at The Marble Temple with Rovs

girls at play - I haven't been on a swing for a very long time, I think the last one was when I was still in high school (yes I know... ages ago) - enjoying the Chatuchak Playground with Jen

Monday, November 19, 2007

MILO 31st National Marathon


with Dines & Tito Frank, madaling araw pa lang asa venue na kame kahit pa naambon.
halata bang isang oras at kalahati lang itinulog namin ni Dines?
isa sa cause ng delay namin (hehehe) pictur-an
The race started after Mayor Lim's speech

Victorious Dinah, lining up for her certificate.

with Dines & Tina

Photo Op: Dines, Tina & Che (watch out sa Phil. Star baka lumabas kame hehehe)

Thanks to dear Tina for inviting me, Dines, Che & Tito Frank. Thanks din sa freebies.

Finished the race in 54 minutes & 49 seconds, kasama chika at lakad at picture-picture… eh pano na lang kung kinarir namin ni Dines? Super fun! I felt like I’ve accomplished something, no sweat pala 5K ;) . Next year 10K na.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Love at First Sight - Subway style

Will somebody do this for me???? Please??

Awww....

I was browsing through featured articles on the web earlier today when I came upon this romantic story about a guy riding a subway then fell in love instantly to a woman sitting across from him inside the train. He made this cutesy and detailed website to find the girl. He felt bad that he wasn't able to say anything or even manage to start a conversation with the girl and with that HE HAS TO FIND HER!!!

Search the web for "new york girl of my dreams" for more feedback on this great love story.

Patrick's (the guy on the subway) website for the girl is www.nygirlofmydreams.com

Now who wants to make one for me??? How sad, no one?

Good night guys! I just thought I'd share this cute story with all of you.

Jo, He's not the Boy who cried Wolf... he's BEOWULF

If you guys are thinking of watching Beowulf in cinemas you better opt for the IMAX experience. I watched it last night with Jo where a full length 3D animation was showcased. I love Angelina Jolie in this movie, although it is animated I still believe that it is Angie’s real body (as opposed to Ray Winstone’s bod in this flick hehehe – watch the movie first then search through yahoo or imdb on what Ray aka Beowulf looks like).

It is in a way dark and gory (why would it not be? Neil Gaiman wrote the screenplay) and Robert Zemeckis’ impressive creation will make you remember the Polar Express.

So take my word for it, if you want to watch it ready your P400 and watch it in IMAX, it is worth your money (in my case Joel’s money hehehe).

PS: thanks Jo for the “initial bday treat”, looking forward to the “babawi ka pa rin treat”.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Thailand Teaser


The last time I was there (2 years ago) I was on my own and was there for a conference. It was an office related trip that is why I wasn’t able to see the richness of its culture and sights. But this time I was able to see a part of Bangkok and was there with friends to enjoy. Stories and pictures will be posted soon.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Life in Slowmo

I hate rainy days. It’s so dramatic, so teary and wet. People’s movement and mind motions are all in slow motion. Life in itself is in slow motion when it’s raining. Time slows down – I don’t know if it’s the heavy air that drags the hands of clocks backwards but it definitely is really painfully dragging.

But not today, strange things happened. Its drizzling when I went down the road with my jeans folded up, I held on tightly to my umbrella and then the song played. This particularly day I feel all so bubbly and cheerful because I have a new rainy day song. For some unknown bizarre reason I love walking under the rain. I guess just for today.

I don’t like Ben Lee that much but I love him today for his song. If today is the last day of my existence, I don’t feel sad. It doesn’t matter if I don’t have someone who’ll love me like the world is ending but I know I have the love for people and the feeling is as strong as the end of the world.

Happy rainy Wednesday guys. Go grab your hot coco, stare at the window and think of happy thoughts.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Heaven on the Web

First of all I would like to thank Marco for sharing the site.

Early today I was going through my usual chat thing with Marco which includes:
1.) regular “musta” routine that would then lead to hallmark moments (miss you miss you too routine that could run for around 5 minutes).
2.) love life inquiry (ssdd – the one still missing)
3.) future marriage plans (far far billionth power future plans) – where we would eventually marry each other in our old age (ganyan kame mag-usap hehehe gaguhan)
4.) current events (which was about Glorietta for today)
5.) movies (wasn’t tackled this morning)
6.) people we know (gossip segue)
7.) my Ben (and Marco’s lack of a Bena)
8.) BOOKS (current book we’re reading – yes ganito ka-boring)

My good mood today was brought about the chat I had with him this morning, we usually end our chats with book related matters, our real topic of discussion - the reason that prolonged our conversation (and friendship hehehe joke!). I still feel proud that it was through me that Marco became a reader (before) and now a convert – a book addict. He reads a lot now and that makes me truly proud. He’s one of my accomplishments – his love for books now is one of my shinning moments hehehe. I know it sounds really shallow but I am a proud and doting wing(wo)man when it comes to Marco’s reading habits. The book I gave him as a gift early on our friendship (his first bday that I got the chance to witness, we were just new friends then) was his first book (The Little Prince). Okay enough with history and going back to my good mood :D Marco gave me this book lover’s site. An amazing site that made me logged on for 6 straight hours today (my very first visit to the site). I feel guilty that my attention for work is divided due to the fact that I am busy pimping my page hehehe. I was busy reading comments, joining a book club and adding lists to my shelf and reading lists. It’s a nirvana for book enthusiasts like moi and Marco (who by the way have 40 books already in his shelf). I am so excited that I now want to go home, get my book inventory and add everything I own and books I have already read to my account.

The site I’m raving about? It’s Shelfari… the site for book worms, book critics and everyone who loves reading. Do join guys and add me up to your list of book friends.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Don't know how to react to the revelation that Dumbledore is gay. Not that this info made me less respect him, I still think very highly of him however it just complicate things for the young readers. I just hope this news don't confuse the youngsters. Oh well, life and it's colorful twists and turns.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

AD Inc. Party

I attended AD Inc.’s (my friend Joel’s company) first year anniversary and formal launch party last night with Jenny. The event was held at Absinth Greenbelt 3 (yes sosyal si Lolo Joel) and was attended by the company’s families, friends, contractors, suppliers & valued clients (ginaya ko lang order of acknowledgement ni Jo). Too bad I wasn’t able to get a pic of Jo in his encyclopedia/ Electrolux salesman get up. And his speech was something – short -- painfully short -- in fact it wasn’t an address it was a shout out hehehe. But in fairness I am so proud of him, he’s talented and creative, focused, accomplished and passionate to his craft. More power and goodluck to Joel and the whole About Designs Inc. family! More projects, more blessings and more success to you all!

Here are pics of moi and Jenny while entertaining ourselves at the party hehehe (yep picture when no one is looking). We went home triumphant – we both won Marks & Spencer goodies in the raffle.

Food & drinks poured in and it was great seeing familiar (friends) & faces from the architecture and design industry (most of them friends through Joel hehehe).

It Means Nothing - Stereophonics

I *heart* this song very much *sigh*
Did we lose ourselves again?
Do we take in what's been said?
Do we take the time to be
All the things we said we'd be
And we bury heads in sand
But my future's in my hands
It means nothing
It means nothing

You can find yourself a God
Believe in which one you want
'Cos they love you all the same
They just go by different names
When we fly our flag today
Are you proud or just ashamed?
It means nothing
It means nothing

It means nothing
It means nothing
It means nothing
[It Means Nothing lyrics on http://www.metrolyrics.com]

If I haven't got you
If I haven't got you
If I haven't got you
If I haven't got you

And the sun sets in the sky
You're the apple of my eye
If the bomb goes off again
In my brain or on the train
I hope that I'm with you
'Cos I wouldn't know what to do
It means nothing
It means nothing

It means nothing
It means nothing
It means nothing
If I haven't got you
If I haven't got you
If I haven't got you
If I haven't got you

Monday, October 15, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Life in OR... An Expectator's Point of View

I was in the mood for sappy and chaotic hospital life last night so I set the DVD to a season 3 marathon of Grey’s Anatomy. I came across this great song from Travis used on episode 13 (Six Days part 1) here’s the video courtesy of youtube:



If I told you a secret
You won't tell a soul
Will you hold it and keep it alive
Cause it's burning a hole
And I can't get to sleep
And I can't live alone in this lie

So look up
Take it away
Don't look da-da-da- down the mountain

If the world isn't turning
Your heart won't return
Anyone, anything, anyhow

So take me don't leave me
Take me don't leave me
Baby, love will come through it's just waiting for you

Well I stand at the crossroads
Of highroads and lowroads
And I got a feeling its right

If it's real what I'm feeling
There's no make believing
The sound of the wings of the flight of a dove

Take it away
Don't look da-da-da down the mountain
If the world isn't turning
Your heart won't return anyone anything anyhow...

So take me don't leave me
Take me don't leave me
Baby, love will come through it's just waiting for you

So look up
Take it away
Don't look da-da-da- down

If the world isn't turning
Your heart won't return anyone anything anyhow...

So take me don't leave me
Take me don't leave me
Baby, love will come through it's just waiting for you

Love will come through
Love will come through
Love will come through

So while I am in my Grey’s Anatomy good mood I am posting here some of the marvelous lines from season 3 that made me ponder and think about my own life a little (alright it’s a lie, I rationalized on every line big time).

(Meredith) At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it. It's like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it's not so important happy ever after, just that it’s happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you, and once in a while people may even take your breath away.

(Meredith) Maybe we're not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we're thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we're thankful for the things we'll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.

(Meredith) Change, we don’t like it, we fear it, but we can't stop it from coming. We either adapt to change or we get left behind. And it hurts to grow, anybody who tells you it doesn’t is lying. But here’s the truth: the more things change, the more they stay the same. And sometimes, oh, sometimes change is good. Oh, sometimes, change is ... everything.

(Preston) Cristina, I could promise to hold you, and to cherish you. I could promise to be there, in sickness and in health. I could say till death do us part. But I won't. Those vows are for optimistic couples, the ones full of hope. I do not stand here on my wedding day optimistic or full of hope. I am not optimistic. I am not hopeful. I am sure. I am steady. I'm a heart man. Take 'em apart, put 'em back together, hold them in my hands. I am a heart man. So this, I am sure. You are my partner. My lover. My very best friend. My heart. My heart beats for you. And on this day, the day of our wedding, I promise you this. I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands, I promise you... me.

(Izzie) I am an optimist. I am a fool. I am not sure. Because I'm your best friend, because I love you, if what you want is to be with Callie then I will do everything in my power to support you and help you make your marriage work. But because I'm your best friend, because I love you, I also have to say... that I'm in love with you. I'm in love with you. I can't promise a future, I can't promise perfection, because we're us, I'm me and you're you. No one knows what will happen. But in my heart, I am sure. I'm in love with you George. And I hope you're in love with me too.

CRISTINA: "What am I supposed to say? 'I swear to love and cherish you every moment of everyday of my life?' I mean, that's not real. I mean, that's not how it works, right?"
CALLIE: "It does, at first, but then it..."

MEREDITH: "It passes."

IZZIE: "No it doesn't. You guys are just used to it, that's all. You already have it, you have that thing everybody else wants. You can take it for granted, but let me tell you, if you didn't - if you couldn't be with the person that you love, I guarantee that hearing him promise you, love you and honor you and cherish you, no matter what, it would be pretty much all you could think about."

CRISTINA: "Wait, can you say that again? Just slowly."

MEREDITH: "You're talking about Denny, right?

IZZIE: "Right."

(Meredith) What's worse, new wounds which are so horribly painful or old wounds that should've healed years ago and never did? Maybe our old wounds teach us something. They remind us where we've been and what we've overcome. They teach us lessons about what to avoid in the future. That's what we like to think. But that's not the way it is, is it? Some things we just have to learn over and over and over again.

(Meredith) We all think we’re going to be great and we feel a little bit robbed when our expectations aren’t met. But sometimes expectations sell us short. Sometimes the expected simply pales in comparison to the unexpected. You got to wonder why we cling to our expectations, because the expected is just what keeps us steady. Standing. Still, the expected is just the beginning, the unexpected is what changes our lives

(George) Everytime I look at you... I feel better. It shocks me. It knocks my wind out, but it's true. I don't have to have sex with you, I'd be happy just look at you from across the room. Even that, anything, any piece of you. And, hopefully, all of you... that'd be the best thing. Because I love you…

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

What the H*@#

I’ve been very lazy lately especially when this blog site is concerned. Must be because I’m tied up with a lot of work, I catch up with friends a lot lately and must be because I read too much & watch DVDs heavily that is why my work in this site is not that productive (define productive in such blog sites? entries, dahlin… entries). I don’t have the heart to abandon this site yet. I still feel that one day someday this will be alive & kicking with some occasional bouncing up & down once again. I thought about making this site a photoblog – let the photos speak for themselves. That way I don’t have to write descriptions & stories anymore but I can’t do that..., I talk – a lot. So this site being a silent sanctuary will not gonna happen, ever.

I am now again on my morbidity (is there such a word?) mode. Last year I buried my nose on The Bell Jar, Prozac Nation and The Virgin Suicides. This year I’m into Ramones, Edie Sedgwick, Jim Morrison and Ian Curtis – dead Rockstars & a belle. I have again reached the saturation point of my existence for this year. I worry too much about the new season of Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. I’m panicking over my insufficient time spent on reading. I worry over Rory Gilmore and why she took a year off Yale on Season 6. I feel bad over my inadequate knowledge of Andy Warhol. I am bothered by a lot of unimportant things. I am again running away from sanity.

By the time I get better I’ll post a great entry. Until then, I’ll just be here posting garbage.

Redbox

Joel, Zie & Gabs


Friday, September 28, 2007

Clear(er) FOB Video


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As promised, here's a clearer Fall Out Boy video (song is I Slept with Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got is this Stupid Song Written) from their Friends or Enemies Manila Tour (Sept 21, 2007, Araneta Coliseum).

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

More & Last Bday photos

Last batch of the bday photos from the surprise party my friends threw me:

The gulat photos (di po ko umiyak, super gulat lang)My gifts!!!


Read my lips: CANDY CANDY! The gift from Master Jenny

My boyps: Randz, Jo, fafa Ronald, fafa udeng, Ses & cousin Chard (click on the pic for a larger view)

UCC photos, coffee after the party.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Total Eclipse

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Laugh, laugh & laugh!!! Here's a video of moi, Gabs, Ziella & Saree singing at the top of our lungs to the tune of Total Eclipse of the Heart (ayan Zie nabago ko na hehehe) at Redbox last Saturday. Courtesy of Joel's video talent (mahilo kayo sa gulo ng camera). One reason why there should be 1 microphone for all sa mga videoke joints hehehe - para di si Gabs & Zie lang ang nagmomonopolize ng microphone.

FOB video 3

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Final video with poor quality from the Fall Out Boy concert last Friday. I'll post the one with superb (hehehe according to my standards) quality on Wednesday cos' I won't be able to do so tomorrow.

The take Over, The Break is Over

Fall Out Boy Video 2

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Here's another poor quality video, hehehe lakas ng tama nung nakantang boses na di ko mawari kung kanino, hehehe enjoy!

Thks for the Memrs ;)

FOB-Video 1

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Fall Out Boy video 1 (poor quality I know, but I have 1 with good video quality and I'll post it soon).

Cover of Akon's Don't Matter (ayos talaga si Patrick) & Sugar We're Going Down

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Kodak Moments

Pictures from the Surprise Birthday Party...


The gifts... the cupcakes (Jenny's labor of love), the wand & the tiara... all for the princess

The girl couldn't ask for more... 1 na lang, the one in a boxI'm really old - dameng sparklers to blow. Pasaway pa yung iba namatay na sisindi pa uli!!!Isang kumpas lang ito ng wand at patay na kayong lahat... kala nyo maiisahan nyo kong mga sparklers kayo!!!

Friends at the party... di magkamayaw sa pagpopose.

More pictures soon...