Thursday, November 27, 2008


my 2 days old nephew Hanns, mana kay Ysobelle ilong :D

The Prince Charming

I have read this one guy’s blog while browsing through new music talents on Myspace to update my musical intelligence. Without his permission I’d like to post what he thinks about for all of you to ponder on:

Prin(cess) Charming (by Dave of CIWWAF)

There's something I always found a little odd about princess oriented fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella, etc. etc.

They are all stories about insanely gorgeous women who are somehow caught in a very precarious situation and can only be saved by the grace of a young prince who carries them away to "happily ever after"...This sets a horribly dangerous and lopsided standard in my eyes. These myths subconsciously embed a sense of weakness in women and puts an extremely unfair amount of pressure on dudes. These plot-lines imply that women are helpless and somewhat incomplete until a man of high stature on a white steed comes along who can fulfill their dreams and whisk them away to a castle in the clouds.

I have no steed. I have no castle. And, I’m not very good at saving people.

Especially not doped out princesses.

On the contrary, I find that I am the one that needs saving most of the time. I am the character lost in a deep sleep waiting to be taken to a faraway place...I am the lost soul that finds guidance in the form of a beautiful girl who whisks my soul away to a place in the clouds. Maybe it doesn't fit the archetype, but I can only speak for myself. I've spoken before about how I don't want to need others in order to feel normal...but sometimes there is something missing that can only be found in the eyes of sleeping beauty on a white steed.

Until I' am rescued, you know where I'll be...”

Neat huh? Exactly my thoughts although I am not one of those who can be described as a damsel in distress. I am very well capable of taking care of myself but that doesn’t mean I don’t need saving. I don’t want to sound as if I am in a place where I am not happy (maybe) but there is always this desire to be in places you can’t be. I just miss being me, not that I am just pretending to be someone else I am not... I just miss the old me. The “me-now” is not as effervescent as the old me. The old me wouldn’t care about sleeping late even if tomorrow is just another work day. The old me would not care about the matter of the consequences (as the little prince would put it). The old me would just laugh and dance away at anything. As one ages I guess these things happen. So now I am just here sitting in the dark waiting for anyone charming enough (need not be a prince) to save me from being the saddest person on earth.

PS: I am not depressed not happy either but I’m okay ;) and I feel truly blessed so throw away that rope you’re handing me. And don’t push me to the edge, I don’t want to jump :D

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Welcome to the world... you're really a lucky kiddo.

Love yah love yah... Tita Anne can't wait to see you.


After 4 years I finally decided to change my profile photo. It's about time ;)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Chona's Glamorous at 30 Party

Belated Happy Birthday Chona my friend!

Here are some of the photos from Chona's birthday bash last Saturday at Center Stage TM, QC.

Saree, me & Vina

Ziella, Vina at ako uli

si Gene lang kulang complete sana ang college 'kada: Faye, me, Gaux, Redj, Saree, Ziella, Vina, Chona & Gabs

me, Saree and Gaux with the bday girl

with Vina

with Saree and Mommy Redj

PS: It was my first time driving in EDSA and around QC... traffic was really bad that day however I survived...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Same Old Same Old

Yes, as promised here are more similarities between The Covenant and Twilight, at talagang pinag aksayan ko ng oras hehehe (will try to see more then will share it here hopefully before the actual play date of Twilight here in Pinas - Nov 26):

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Covenant, Twilight and 50 Cent

I was able to watch the movie The Covenant last night, it was from 2006 and stars Steven Strait and Chace Crawford (sorry sila lang sikat eh) and I can’t help but imagine Twilight. There are no vampires in The Covenant but I’m pretty sure that the stunts of Twilight and the romance would look just the same. I bet Jacob Black of Twilight would be just like Caleb of The Covenant and I also think that Steven Strait would play a great Jacob cos he was really a great Caleb. Gets? Gulo noh? Anyway I don’t like the actor who will play Jacob on the film. It was Elliot from Cheaper by the Dozen 2 all grown up. I just don’t see him as Jacob every time I came across the JB character on the book. I really don’t like him crush ko pa naman si Jacob. Anyway going back to my observation, there are a lot of similarities between Twilight and the covenant . Here's one:

More to come... (hehehe ineedit ko pa)

I was channel browsing a couple of nights ago and as usual nothing good is on during late weeknights. I settled for the Tyra Banks Show where the rapper 50 Cent was the guest. That’s how I found out that he’s not just a rapper who was responsible for In Da Club (the song you don’t get tired hearing especially when your clubbing) but also a man of substance. He seemed so intelligent, I mean really smart and deep. He gives his 2 cents (sometimes 50, hehehe corny) on a lot of things and you’ll feel that his image as a rap artist doesn’t say a lot about his character. I mean c’mon, all of you will agree that he don’t look that bright when he raps, right? Well he gained another fan in me except that I still don’t like his music.

Yun lang hehehe Happy Tuesday!

Friday, November 14, 2008

More La Union Pix

to friendship!

antok na kame ni Faye

beach tambay

Day 1 withFaye, Vina, Luke, Margaux & Ziella

bored na ata

Siamese Twins

sarap ng ice cream stick sa beach!

Monday, November 10, 2008


I really don’t want to try it. Zie has been trying to persuade me to go surfing for the longest time now but I really don’t want to go. I can’t swim so obviously I am not that confident in the water and to go what? Surfing??? Heller, I don’t want to fall flat on my face or my butt noh. I just don’t want to be humiliated. But since my college girls all voted to go to La Union last weekend I went anyway so that I could spend time with them plus I really want to go to the beach to relax and enjoy the sun but definitely not to surf. It was only Zie & Faye who tried taking lessons on the first day we were at the Billabong Surf Camp in San Juan La Union. Gaux, Vina and I just stayed on the shore watching them and laughing while they stumble or fall. The three of us just stayed on the sand sun bathing. We went to Gaux’s uncle for dinner then we put the videoke machine of Tito Mike to the test… we thought the machine would plead us to stop pero kinaya ng powers nya ang great voices namin.

The next morning (after an evening culminated with Vodka hehehe) we decided to all go surfing (what the hell they don’t know me in La Union I don’t care anymore if I’ll fall face down & drown on the water butt first.

I am very glad I tried it. Not only did I enjoy it I also didn’t fall not even once, I was a natural hehehe. My instructor Jeff was even pushing me towards big & challenging waves. I rode with the waves like as if I am just on a flat surface skateboarding. It was really fun and thanks to Ziella for badgering me to try it. I can even hear her voice telling me “ano, sabi ko sayo masaya eh, aayaw ayaw ka pa” when I was starting to enjoy the moment. We all liked it a lot that is why we’ll be back to the surf school next month.

Here are some of our pictures (hehehe nakakatawa seryosong seryoso kame, dame kaseng taong nanonood kaya dapat di tataob).

exhibition ni Gaux, crossed legs surfing hehehe

Ziella having fun

me hehehe

Rock on! The girls with Surfer Luke

lunch at Gene's place

with Goddess Faye

Vina - ang pro-surfer ng grupo

waiting for the waves

first attemp - just look at how supportive my friends are

power of three - Faye, Moi & Vina

surf students: Faye, Margaux, Vina, ako & Ziella


at the resort


that's me after jumping off the board

et al

This is Michaela Faye Lat Valdoria, cute nya noh? Kamukha ni Mommy Pen. Congrats Pen & Marlon!!!

Kita ba yung guhit? Kagagawan yan ni Sylar aka the Jelly Fish

I baked this brownie last weekend hehehe success naman, crisp on the outside tapos moist inside. Yummy din in fairness.