Thursday, April 17, 2008

... be my baby



This performance made me rave about it for hours. It was Edwin McCain meets Mariah Carey rendition of “Always Be My Baby”. I was just as na├»ve as the majority of the people who know that MC song, I never thought there’d be other arrangement of that little teeny, cutesy, flirty song before David sang it in D.Cook style.

As early as today in the competition I already know who my bet is. I’m appealing to the American people (as if they’d care about my plea), please vote for David Cook and hopefully no more surprise elimination like last week.

It led me to thinking, if ever MJ was still in the running, what could have been his MC song?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Delayed

My flight is for the last 3 hours... and I'm still here furious at the airport (Macau International Airport). Good thing their airport offers this service if not I'll be bored to death. I'm saving my iPod power for the actual flight since I failed to recharge it earlier today. I have given all my spare change to Luchie thinking I'm not ever gonna need to use any MOP & boy was I wrong. I was staring at the pay phone looking for directions on how I could call collect. I need to inform Luchie that the flight was delayed (details below) so that she could inform my Pop who probably is already in the airport waiting for me and thinking what the hell happened to her daughter. I was asking the steward if there is a chance the flight will be cancelled (I need to know so that I could go home to Chie's flat and spend the night there rather than bore myself to death here at the airport) he said it will not be cancelled, he assured me. I was chatting with this steward because I need to know what really happened - why all of a sudden the plane I'm supposed to board landed in Hong Kong instead of Macau (the plane is currently in HK I swear). I told the guy my dilemma - that I don't have any MOP coins, all I have is my credit cards, Pesos and is there a way I could phone Luchie even for a short while. He offered his phone which ofcourse I declined to use. I can pay for the call not just in the available currency the pay phone demamnded. My pride took control there's no way I'm going to use his phone.

The steward insisted, so bye bye pride. I called Luchie told her the not so new news (because as always CebPac was delayed, it's not news anymore since it happens 99% of the time). It had me thinking, this experience could be a really good story for the grandchildren about how I met this really nice steward who helped me and assisted me and about how there are really airport romances. My mind went all beyond the usual sane level, it made a lot of what ifs and possible story endings. Cool di ba? Meeting a prospect in the airport & take note he's a steward... tall, good looking & really smart.

The reason why the plane landed in HK was due to bad weather here in Macau - one foreigner reacted "are you kidding?" - the weather here is perfect, not too warm and not too cold. It is almost as if it's April 25 already (do you get my drift? hehehe) all you need is a light sweater. They explained, it's the weather above, weather beyond the clouds. Fine, we can't argue with that we're no weather gurus. Okay so the flight was diverted to HK and that they're ready to go back here anytime. They have given us this travel voucher that I'm not yet availing because the soonest they announced free food the crowd using this PCs went wild hehehe now is my chance to get cyber connected. But this is getting really long and there are kids beside me whom I think are reading the text I'm typing (the screen is huge, regular font is like type 20). Gotta go.

Oh by the way the ending to my airport romance... the steward, my steward is gay.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Macau, Macau

I’m still blogging from China… my last day here. I’ll be leaving tonight, tomorrow I’ll be back to my room, my house & well come Monday I’ll be back to work. My one week vacation is through. Sigh. I had fun and I’ll definitely be missing my betsy.
It’s been a crazy week of shopping, eating (every 2 hours! That’s the pakita-gilas Chie & Sophie did to me… I think need 2 months & not just 2 weeks of south beach diet phase 1), laughing and talking.

Here are more pictures of where I’ve been to in the last couple of days:

bus ride to the FerryTerminal

Venetian Macau

"baby it's okay to jump, I got you" (painting at the Venetian Macau ceiling)


Gondola

assisting the handicapped

hey there!

take time to smell the flowers... eherm the hotel flowers :p

I swear he's cuter in person (don't ask me his name, I forgot)

Luchie and her poster

Kun Nyam (the Chinese Virgin Mary - Portugal's gift to Macau)

it looks tall from afar, hmmm


I don't know this was taken

They had no idea I was using them for my own photo op hehehe

you missed a spot there mister (real or fake? take a guess)

the lion got mad at me, ouch!


I was having my picture taken when - against my will - they decided to pose along... crazy people tsk tsk tsk...

he poses only with me - when the rest went away the mime guy danced hehehe

mask man conductor of the Venetian opera

look at the sky, real or not?

should we check in now? or later? - at the lobby reception
Reese, the necklace will look better at me

Welcome! See you in Nov for the grand prix.

flower power - at the Jardin de Flora

si uncle driver nagpa picture pa talaga


Macau Tower

my ring finger is begging for one



helping the statue in removing the leaves :p

amazing Venetian ceiling

I'm not sure what's wrong with me in this photo (still astounded over the Venetian Macau paintings)

Bond or Versace Girls?

cool coach, nicest bus I've been to


high five man!


"nice to meet you, I'm wounded too"
below: 80 seconds cable ride going to Guia Lighthouse

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Crazy


One of those moments when we lose our sanity

Tale of the Travelling Hand

I'm blogging from China! Yes folks... I'm currently here visiting my bestfriend. Unlike the last time I'm here, we were able to roam around the city this time. First let me introduce you to our tour guide, my hand hehehe. You know how hard it is to take a picture of yourself when travelling alone (I may have Chie & Sophie to accompany me on some lakads but most of the time while they're at work I roam around the city by myself). So how would I be able to take my pictures as proof that 've been to those places? Hehehe I came up the idea of photographing my fingers along with the views. Here are initial pictures from the trip. Enjoy!

my own traffic sign hehehe at San Francisco Garden

Ruins of St. Paul
still at St. Francisco Garden (habang dinadampot ko si manong, makulit eh)
Museum de Macau (obviously, I know you guys know how to read)


aw ouch! Pixu at A-Ma Temple

at Pousada de Sao Tiago (a 5-star hotel where the simplest room costs MOP2,000 - around P10,000)
near the Mount Fortress

NO ENTRY! Stopping a car at San Francisco Garden

at the Fisherman's Wharf

lovers in Macau (grabe PDA sa bansang ito oo!)

coochi coochi! while tickling the Grand Lisboa

More pictures next time. Happy Wednesday!

PS: Happy Birthday to Jo!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Belated...

Here are some of the pictures from betsy Luchie's advance bday dinner with Mark, Yong & Me.

the bday girl Coffee pie courtesy of Sentro Greenbelt
BFF
Mark & Yong
UNP (or what remains of) aja aja!
More pics from Luchie's holy week vacation soon. Just waiting for the copies from cuz' Chard :)