Thursday, March 30, 2006

fine. whine.

If I save P10 each time I rant or whine, I could probably save enough money to buy me this for my birthday.

Monday, March 27, 2006

secret revealed

I love you. Enjoy your shift today. Mwah!

That message was meant for him. I sent it to my mother instead.

My mother wasn't supposed to know. There goes my supposedly secret lovelife.

Stupid me.

Sunday, March 26, 2006


Yesterday was a rollercoaster ride. After shift, I met up with my friends to celebrate Sarah's birthday in advance. It's tough working in different companies now but at least meeting up is fun if we haven't seen each other for a while. It was a bit nostalgic and hysterical at the same time. Click this for the pics. Then I watched Nanny McPhee with my Ma and sister. It was funny and touching. The kids are so cute and Emma Thompson did a splendid job as Nanny McPhee, creepy but lovable at the same time. Weird huh?

After the movie, something happened that was too embarrassing. I am so stupid and so laden with guilt that I wanted the ground to swallow me. Oh well, I'll see what happens.

After that my sis and I hung out in the dolphin park in front of Glorietta 4 to wait for Rivermaya at 6 PM. It was good to watch a live band performance again. It was cool too that we got seats (8th row I think) and it was for free. No rowdy crowds, no sweaty and sticky bodies. Just plain good music. I guess the band would have wanted a rowdy crowd but too bad Ayala Mall was strict and there were a lot of security guards around. We can't even stand up to applaud, just shift in our seats and shout (and take pictures of course)!

Click here for more Rivermaya pics

Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal RERUN

Got this here.


April 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30
7:30 pm at the new PETA THEATER CENTER
Sunnyside Drive, Bgy. Kristong Hari,
E. Rodriguez Ave, QC
(at the back of Quezon City Sports Club)

Call Tanghalang Pilipino at 8323661

text 09166687316

Posted by Vincent DeJesus.

an interview with God

What surprises you most about humankind?

That they get bored with childhood. They rush to grow up and long to be children again. That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health. That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live in neither the present nor the future. That they live as if they never die and they die as though they had never lived.

Friday, March 24, 2006

con postponed!

Contrary to popular belief and despite the geeky demands and this very excited post, the 4th Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention is postponed. No definite date yet but it *might* be on July 16 (with emphasis on the "might").

Waaah! It's too far away!

But then again, it's my birth month, so... *hint* *hint*

Stay tuned for more updates.

music bites

Been bitten by the New Wave for a couple of days now. Blame those hold music from U.S. toll free numbers, but they make work more enjoyable. How can I resist songs with these lyrics

Well, how can I forget you, girl? When there is always something there to remind me... Always something there to remind me! I was born to love her, and I will never be free. You'll always be a part of me... Woohohoh... (by Naked Eyes)


99 red balloons floating in the summer sky. Panic bells, it's red alert. There's something here from somewhere else... (originally released in German by Nena)

See what I mean? I couldn't help but sing along.

Oh and I will watch Rivermaya tomorrow in G4. Yipee!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

value time

A friend sent this through SMS:

To realize the value of one year,
ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of a month,
ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of one week,
ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of one hour,
ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of a minute,
ask the person who just missed the train.
To realize the value of one second,
ask a person who just avoided an accident.
Treasure every moment!
Today is a gift, that's why it is called "present".

Based on my personal experiences, 'tis true.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

She's the Man

Everybody has a secret.

That's the movie's catch phrase. (I am quite guilty of that too.) They say it's "Shakespeare for Dummies" but if you want a no-brainer, feel-good chick flick, watch this movie. It is full of hotties-- both babes and jocks. Besides, I like Amanda Bynes. She's a natural when it comes to romantic comedies. I like her like I used to like Lindsey Lohan during her "Parent Trap" days. I just hope Amanda won't turn into another I-can't-wait-to-grow-up-and-do-what-adults-do Lindsey. Did I mention this movie has a lot of eye candies in it? Oh yeah, particularly Duke played by model/actor Channing Tatum (what a unique name!).

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Channing Tatum

The movie gave me unexpected laughs. It's for the young and young-at-heart, single and not-so-single ladies out there, bring your girl friends and even gay friends to watch this. Squeal and swoon! It's kilig guaranteed!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

about days off and a writing quiz

Met with a few friends from TPTS yesterday. I finally had halo-halo! Yumyum! Now, I just wanna go to the beach. Hehe! I also decided to wear a Fellowship cloak during the con. You see, I am not into wearing costumes, although I enjoy watching cosplays. Yesterday, we bought cloth for the cloaks and I'm kinda looking forward to wearing that, plus my Ravenclaw Hogwarts robes. I know it's not a complete set of costume for each fandom but hey, it's already an effort for me.

I'm glad I didn't have to go to work last Friday. At least I got to spend time with friends I seldom see. I think I'm getting a hang of this "no work" thingy. I'd love to have a real vacation though, but I'm not sure when that would happen... or if that would ever happen. But I am enjoying the day at home. I guess that'll do for now. I wish I have more of these long weekend/mini-breaks.

Got this quiz from Prof. Sky:

You Should Be a Science Fiction Writer

Your ideas are very strange, and people often wonder what planet you're from.
And while you may have some problems being "normal," you'll have no problems writing sci-fi.
Whether it's epic films, important novels, or vivid comics...
Your own little universe could leave an important mark on the world!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

hotta hotta!

It's summertime!

It's getting hotter here too! I wish I have halo-halo or ice cream or mango shake here. Oh and I wish I were at the beach instead! *sigh* I am looking forward to a long weekend. I call it my "burnout" leave. No, not "burnout" from the summer heat, but "burnout" from work. I have nothing specific to do and nowhere specific to go to. I just need a break. I don't care if it's a "waste" of vacation leave credits, I just DON'T WANT TO GO TO WORK.

I got a funny SMS from one of my former officemates who recently resigned:

God created the world in 6 days...
and He rested on the 7th day.
Then some stupid moron created CALL CENTERS...
since then nobody rested!

I know it's a bit harsh considering it's our bread and butter, but I just had to laugh out loud when I read that. But then thank God for little blessings! Here's to breaks! Here's to summer! :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A Dream of Infinite Realities

Fully Booked, in partnership with the Powerplant Mall, Rockwell and the New Worlds Alliance present "The 4th Philippine Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention: A Dream of Infinite Realities."

Join us as we celebrate imagination, creativity and passion through the various TV series and movies that we all love. Help us usher in a summer of wonder as we toast the winners of the first ever Philippine Graphic and Fiction Awards. Stretch the boundaries of your world by joining us as we explore worlds that are strange yet familiar.

All this and many more await you on the 21st, the 22nd and the 23rd of April at the Rockwell Tent. Hours are from 10am to 12 midnight each day.

stairway stories

This is better if it is a Halloween entry. We're in the middle of summer and I just wanted to blog this lest I forget (as if!). From all the people who have gone to our apartment, more than a couple have mentioned something eerie about our stairway. As someone who has no 6th sense or 3rd eye whatsoever and who has lived in the apartment for more than a dozen years, I have not felt nor seen anything out of the ordinary there. Unless of course, that time when I fell down the stairs a few years back and when I watch horror flicks and can't bring myself to pee in the middle of the night because I was too scared to go downstairs when it's dark.

Our apartment is a typical 2-bedroom, 2-storey with 2 flights of stairs. For me, it's not big nor spacious, but it's alright. There is a cemented, mini-landing in-between the flights and each flight has 8 steps. One person who stayed overnight has claimed she heard footsteps during the night time going up and down the stairs. I said those were just footsteps from the neighbor's coz they got kids there who love to run up and down the stairs. But she said she heard it at around 3AM. My brother's girlfriend said there was some sort of a white lady "haunting" our stairway and my brother's room. That everytime she comes and visits my brother here in the apartment, she gets sick as if someone or something doesn't want her to be here. Even my Ma has a story to tell. She said she can feel some sort of entity also lurking by the stairway and she can even hear footsteps quite similar to my father's even when my father's outside. My Ma said she thinks it is my uncle who died some years ago. As my father's brother, he had the same mannerisms as my Pa and looked a bit like my Pa too! My uncle used to live in our apartment before he moved to Batangas until the end of his days. Ma said sometimes she can feel the presence there and sometimes she cannot.

Our stairway is quite similar to this, although ours is not carpeted and is not this posh-looking. Hehehe!

These are just stories to me and after a while, I forget about them and continue on living. The "scaredy cat" in me gives way to my "logical side". Last night, my sister told me another tale about our stairway. She and four of her friends stayed in our room overnight last Saturday to work on a school paper. I guess they were thirsty and she and a friend, who apparently has 3rd eye, came down to get water. This friend said he "saw" a man sitting on the bottom step of our stairs as if waiting for something. The said "entity" is not violent. My sister's friend just guided my sis so she won't be passing through that "thing". Now, my sister's too scared to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Good for me coz I am at work at night and won't have that dilemma unless during the weekends. Heehee!

So, another story has been added to the tales of our stairway. I haven't seen a ghost in my life and I want that to remain the same. No, I don't want to take pictures of our stairway hoping some kind of orb will appear. I am too much of coward for that. Oh well!

Monday, March 13, 2006


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This movie is the "Best Picture" in the most recent Academy Awards. A lot of people, including me, were surprised of this outcome. With movies like "Walk The Line", "Brokeback Mountain", "Transamerica" and "Memoirs of a Geisha" to name a few leading contenders in the category, I wondered what made this movie better from the rest. I have to admit the all-star cast was impressive. I mean how many movies do you watch with Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser and Ryan Phillippe in it? The movie has a great cast portraying characters in moral collision with each other.

I had no idea what the movie was about. Watching the Oscar's made me curious. It was shown last night and I got the chance to watch it on TV. I suggest that anyone who would want to watch this flick would start from the beginning. If you get to view it in the middle, each characters' stories would be too intertwined that you'll get confused. That happened to my father and I had to explain to him every now and then, thus distracting me from watching intently.

The main topic is racism. The characters were trapped in their own small world the way their lives affected and influenced each other. There were scenes that made me mad, as I have my own personal experiences about the topic, and some scenes that made me so sad. I love the way the characters are made dynamic in the sense that there is no "villain" or "hero" in the story. Each person has his/her own achievements and own flaws as the movie progresses. It is difficult to review the story without delving into the lives of the characters and how their decision affect each other's lives.

At this point, I think I am confusing myself (LOL!), so I suggest you watch the movie and decide if the movie deserved the Oscar's. I don't think they really needed those big-time actors to play the roles, but I guess they can afford it. There is no "lead role" as each character is important. I have only watched three of the movies nominated for "Best Picture" but I think I understand why this movie was given the award.


You Are Emerald Green

Deep and mysterious, it often seems like no one truly gets you.
Inside, you are very emotional and moody - though you don't let it show.
People usually have a strong reaction to you... profound love or deep hate.
But you can even get those who hate you to come around. There's something naturally harmonious about you.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

the 5-factor values test

Your Values Profile


You value loyalty a fair amount.
You're loyal to your friends... to a point.
But if they cross you, you will reconsider your loyalties.
Staying true to others is important to you, but you also stay true to yourself.


You value honesty a fair amount.
You're honest when you can be, but you aren't a stickler for it.
If a little white lie will make a situation more comfortable, you'll go for it.
In the end, you mostly care about "situational integrity."


You don't really value generosity.
Your needs always come first, no matter what.
And you'll possibly help someone else out...
But only if it helps you in return.


You value humility highly.
You have the self-confidence to be happy with who you are.
And you don't need to seek praise to make yourself feel better.
You're very modest, and you're keep the drama factor low.


You value tolerance highly.
Not only do you enjoy the company of those very different from you...
You do all that you can to seek it out interesting and unique friends.
You think there are many truths in life, and you're open to many of them.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

three years

Three years ago, one man dared to do what other men before him didn't--
he dared to know the real me and learned to love me in the process.
I will be eternally grateful for that.

Melinyel, Lisse!

Thursday, March 09, 2006


I'm baaack!

I'm really cranky today coz I lack sleep. I couldn't wait for the procedures on how to get rid of the virus, so I re-formatted and re-installed my OS again yesterday. Geez! I better register my anti-virus now and be more careful while browsing the web. Everything's sorta running smoothly now. I just can't wait for the weekend. Too bad the Fab 5 (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) aren't coming tomorrow as planned. But I guess that's good coz I still have my shift on Friday night. Wish it's the weekend. Oh, I think I already wrote that. I'm just sooo sleepy...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Viral Infection...

Viral Infection! That's the reason why I haven't been online for the past couple of days. No, not me, but our old PC is at it again. Got a virus that I can't clean! I guess my anti-virus is not potent enough. I also can't download thru the internet coz I don't have web access! Waah! So if anyone knows how to eliminate this W32/alemod.f.dll, please email me or send me a message thru YM or mobile phone. Thank you! :)

Monday, March 06, 2006

golden statue

Currently watching the 78th Annual Academy Awards. Such an interesting way to start a week. You might wanna check out Yahoo! Movies coverage of the Oscar's.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

zalamat Zsa Zsa!

I got to know about it because of the people around me. First, my officemate bought the comic book and I borrowed it. Then, I browsed Jonas's blog and learned they're making a musical about it. Then I started asking some friends if they wanna watch it with me. Good thing I reserved tickets 3 weeks before the show date because they were sold out! Remember this entry? Earlier, no make that last night, I just had 3 hours of sleep after my shift. I was excited to watch Tanghalang Pilipino's "Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah (Ze Muzikal)". I have to say I had one unique Saturday night gimmick. I finally saw the comic book in live action and I love it! Kudos to the author! I am too lazy to write a review coz I love everything about it. I've read some reviews and most, if not all, are all praises for the musical. But if you wish to read some detailed ones, you can check out Miao's review (Miao, Ricci Chan's portrayal of Didi reminds me of you. I'm making a compliment here. Hehe!) and Penny's review. Tomorrow will be the last performance and I wish they would show the musical again. I would love to watch it again. Oh, and this entry won't be complete without pictures so, click the picture below to view my album.

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Ms. Eula Valdez as Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah

Thursday, March 02, 2006

geeky update

Something is brewing with the New Worlds Alliance. The 4th Sci-fi/Fantasy Convention might happen this summer! No official word yet from the Alliance, so watch out for more geeky updates!

I got to compile some of my scattered pics from the 2nd and 3rd Science-Fiction and Fantasy Convention, so if you haven't been to one, check these out!

The Long Expected Party

Episode III

Looking forward to seeing you at the next con!

Quake Alarm!

I'm having my "lunch" at work now and we'll have a team "breakfast" later. Weird huh? Anyway, I woke up a couple of hours earlier because the bed was shaking a bit like in the movie "The Exorcist". That was about 7:15PM. Don't know where the epicenter is. Hope it wasn't that serious though.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Just a follow-up on yesterday's post.

I already know that I cannot escape politics, especially in the workplace. It may be omnipresent but I just wish people involved in politics would leave me alone. They can kiss or kick each others' asses, I don't care. Just leave me alone. I know I am not a bad person. I don't have ambitious goals since this is not the career I really want. I am doing the job I am paid for (how many times do I have to emphasize this?!) so LET ME BE!

Will I last in the company until my birthday? I have to say, other prospects are getting attractive by the day. (Hey, that rhymes! Hehe!) Hmm... I'll think about it, if the price is right.