Saturday, April 29, 2006

Getting Away......

Getting Away... I should be skipping my way to the beach now. Shift just ended. But I'm not skipping... Weird coz I'm not that excited. Don't know why, considering there are lots of people going with us. I'm also not feeling well. Darn it. Here I am mobile blogging away. I guess the calls this shift drained my sanity. I did something funny earlier. It was actually stupid. Haha! I need to break away. Oh, be still my heart!!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

How am I?

This is a blog update attempt. It's too hot to do anything, even sleep. I'm just killing time... killing time in a warm place. *wipes sweat off forehead* I don't know how married women with full time jobs and no household help can physically cope with all the work that needs to be done. It's been, what, more than a week now and I just get moody when I just cleaned the floor and arranged stuff and it's dirty and messy again after a few moments. I especially get irritated whenever I arrive home after a 9-and-a-half-hour shift. Boy am I glad I'm not married! Earning money is tough as it is let alone do all the household chores.

I was thinking of not going to work tonight. My father will be home alone tonight since I have work and my brother has a gig in Padi's Point Marikina. My father is such a scaredy-cat thinking that our apartment is haunted. There are stories but it's going to be pretty impractical for me to miss a night's work. Oh well, he just has to sleep it off I guess.

Work's been pretty ok lately. It's been bearable and there are even times I am looking forward to go to work, especially when there are chances for me to see *bleep*. Heehee! There were some call updates and some good news money-wise. Am just glad I haven't resigned yet.

I wish I were here:

photo searched through Google

A couple of days from now and I'll finally see and feel the beach again. Gawd, am so looking forward to that!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Almost Empty Nest

The house is a little less noisy than before. My mother left for the province a week ago. She's staying at my grandmother's house and will be there a couple of weeks more. Earlier this morning, my sister left for Baguio City and is staying there for a few days with her friends. I'm here left with my father and brother.

It's been a while since I went to Baguio. I was, I think, 14 when I last went there. The last time I went home to the province was when I was 15. That was it. Been stuck to home and school and eventually, work, for the past 10 or so years. My father was disappointed when he learned he couldn't go to the province with Ma. He knows that the money was just given by my mother's cousin and if only I could afford it, I would have bought him tickets as well. But then we all have to go through sacrifices and he was left here with us.

That's probably why I have been feeling tired for the past week. I mean, I have been doing all the house chores after I arrive from work. But it seems I can't replace my mother when it comes to cleaning the house and the laundry. The house seems not that clean because of the lack of OC-ness (obsessive-compulsiveness) that only my mother can give. Now, my sis won't be here to help me so I guess I'll have to do my best. I was just glad I was on leave last Friday. It gave me an extra day to rest.

Been bombarding myself with tragedy and love stories by watching "Tristan + Isolde" (my movie rating here) and "Pride and Prejudice" for the past couple of days. It's been a while since I had a good cry and the latter almost gave me that. Almost, but not quite.

I bet this week is going to be a dragging one.

Fancy seeing Henry Cavill again in "Tristan + Isolde" (played Melot). I wanted him to play Cedric Diggory in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". I found him quite fanciable when I saw him in "The Count of Monte Cristo" and yes, he has indeed grown up! Looks a bit like Orlando Bloom so, I know why I find him attractive. Hehe!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

day dream

I just woke up after a 3-hour sleep and took a bath. It is really, really hot in here. Felt awful because of my menstrual cramps. Geez. I hate being a girl this time of the month. Within the past 3 hours, I had a weird dream. Remember this post? Let me just say the dream's subject and the post's subject are the same. Is this healthy? Is this getting out of hand? Is this normal or am I just think too much? Am I being disloyal? I guess it's just lack of sleep and I'm going to get some more of it in a while. Hehe!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Life's Simple Pleasures

Got tagged by Carnaval.

Name five of life's simple pleasures that you like most, then pick five people to do the same. Try to be original and creative and not use things that someone else has already used.

1. payday! Oh happy day!

2. having a real break from work and doing nothing at home.

3. road trip! The farther the place, the better. (Especially if the seat is comfy and there are lots and lots of drinks and junk food!)

4. really, really fast internet connection.

5. early morning walks in the province. I miss the gentle warmth of the early morning sun rays and the smell of fresh dew on grass.

I'm not tagging anyone specific. If you wanna answer this, just post away! :)

talk to me

It's just a little crush. Yes, like that song. I don't think it's bad crushing on someone, single or not. At my age, I never thought I'd feel the jitters and palpitations again. Teenage years seem oh so long ago. But I did! It was really weird. I had to stop and almost slap myself for a reality check. I guess it's true that what keeps the natural high when one is infatuated is knowing deep inside that the person is out of reach. Probably similar to admiring a famous actor or a musician or someone like that. Geez. It's embarrassing. He might not read this this but just in case:

Come and talk to me
What are you waiting for
'Cuz I can see you passing every day and I'm always wanting more
Come and talk to me
What are you gonna do
'Cuz I can't seem to get the nerve to get off my own ass
And come and talk to you

You know I love the type
You look like you've been up all night
And yet somehow still look beautiful
You do it all at the same time
Whenever you walk by
You always look me in the eyes
And in that moment I know
the same thing's on your mind

It always seems to be that I let the good things pass by
Because I let my fear stop me (but not this time)*

I just wanna talk. Who knows? I'll (finally) lose interest. Hehehe!

* "Talk To Me" by Keri Noble

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!

"A pencilmaker told the pencils 5 important lessons:

First, everything you do will always leave a mark.

Second, you can always correct the mistakes you make.

Third, what is important is what is inside you.

Fourth, in life you will undergo painful sharpenings which will make you a better pencil.

And most important is, to be the best pencil you can be, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the Hand that holds."

Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

20 facts

Got tagged by Prof. Sky:

Write 20 random facts about yourself, then tag a number of people equal to the number of minutes it takes you to write the facts.

1. I can live on just ice cream and junk food (I think).

2. I love watching bands performing live.

3. I have always been overweight since as far as I can remember. :(

4. I would like to take up further studies (Masterals) but don't know what I want to master (yet).

5. I love watching movies!

6. I had my first kiss when I was 22! Hahaha!

7. I am very sentimental.

8. I am also very moody (watch out for the mood swings!)

9. I like reading books.

10. Music inspires me.

11. I am a geek (and proud to be one).

12. I want to have a pet dog.

13. I want a new mobile phone and eventually, my own laptop.

14. I don't have that many chances to save money since I am the breadwinner.

15. I am very, very, very sensitive.

16. I love to feel loved.

17. Right now, I just want to relax and go to the beach and get a tan.

18. I spend more or less 15 hours online every week!

19. I want to send my secrets to Post Secret

20. I think this meme needs more numbers than just 1 to 20. :)

Now I'm tagging Ava Sharra, Liza, Mark, Rob and Laurice.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

bull's eye

A couple of days ago, somebody mentioned my birth date at work. It was some kind of deadline or due date or something... then this person said that day's less than 3 months from now.

Then it hit me. Less than three months from now, I'll turn *gasp* 26. When I was in high school, I told myself the best age to get married and settle down is 27 or 28. I'll be turning 26 this year and I am far from "ready" to settle down. It's not that I wanna be young forever. It's just that I don't think I am ready for another stage when I'm just starting to learn how the "real" world works.

But then, does anyone ever feel ready to "grow up" and "grow old"?

Note to self:
Must save money. Must pay all credit (at least before I die). :)

Monday, April 10, 2006

A New Perspective

It's Holy Week already. Since I am not a practicing Catholic, it has been years since I fasted and abstained from meat. I can't remember the last time I was keen on doing that. Since I started work, Holy Week has been the same for me as any other day. Well, except maybe for a few minor changes such as watching more Christ-related stories on TV and noticing fast food offering these seafood specials instead of the usual meat burgers.

Last night, my siblings and I even watched National Geographic's world premiere of "The Gospel of Judas". It was very interesting. There are different opinions about it. My father, who came from the seminary before he decided to get out and teach and marry my mother, did not approve of us watching it. He did not also want to read Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" but he can't do anything about it. We were just curious. I thought if the faith is there and the faith is strong, there should be no worries about something or someone destroying it. I am not fond of discussing topics about religions. It's a sensitive topic for most people and I respect most religious beliefs. It's all a matter of perspective.

Since I am in the topic of perpectives, I also got this from a friend through email. I'm gonna post it here. I hope it touches you as well.

Leaving for work one morning, I noticed that my newspaper hadn't been delivered yet. Since I always brought it to work, it upset me that I would have to stop at the store and pick one up. I was already running late, but figured I could make it if I hurried. This would really throw a monkey wrench into my morning though and it was putting me in a bad mood.

As I pulled into the parking lot of the store, I noticed a young man in a wheel chair at the far end of the lot who seemed to be struggling. "I'm sure he's all right", I thought, "or if he's not, someone else will stop and help him."

Judging by the customers and cars that were passing him by, I guess they were thinking the same thing. I got out, and walked over to see what the trouble was.

"Is there anything I can do?" I asked. It was then that I noticed he wasn't able to speak, and was still struggling with the chair.

"Is there someone I can call for you? I said. He still couldn't give me any indication.

I looked down at the chair and noticed that the clamps holding the electronic keyboard and chair controls had apparently loosened causing the equipment to slip down, out of his reach.

"Is this the problem?" I said, as I pulled it back into place, hoping I wasn't doing more damage than good. I then re-tightened the clamps. His hand jerked over to the keyboard and he hit a single key. An electronic voice told me, "Thank-you." He then found the toggle control that steered the chair, turned and left.

I got back in my car and headed off to work, completely forgetting my newspaper. As I drove, I felt a gratitude come over me like I had never felt before! I was truly blessed to have the physical abilities that allow me to live a normal life.

Here was this young man who relied on a mechanical chair to get him around and a voice simulator to communicate. He probably dreamed about doing all the things that I take for granted every day. I vowed from now on, not to take those things for granted anymore. I would be grateful to God for his blessings that could be gone tomorrow.

It's funny, fifteen minutes before that happened, I was whining because my morning paper hadn't arrived on time. I'm glad I was able to help the young man, but more importantly, he was able to help me gain a new perspective on my priorities in life.

Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it.

Have a blessed Holy Week everyone!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Sponge Cola @ G4 Live!

Crazy for you. Yes, they even sang that Madonna hit last night. I'm speaking of Sponge Cola who performed the last in G4 Live Superbands. The third one my sister and I went to. I'm not much of a fan compared to my sis but I have to say the vocalist Yael Yuzon is charming and goodlooking. I never expected he would be that short though. Hehe! But I guess that's the reason why he calls himself a "hobbit". Oh yeah, he's a Tolkien (and "Lost") fan too! Despite his admitting he's still nervous in front of a live audience, he still sings well and hits the high notes. Pretty impressive.

It was the shortest of all three performances we've seen. Probably it's because they also have a scheduled gig in Pampanga right afterwards. We were not able to get close up pics but at least my sister had our album signed by all except by Armo, the guitarist. G4 Live Superbands ended last night but they announced they'll be doing it again in June. Looking forward to that.

click here to view the album

Friday, April 07, 2006

blue undies!

I never thought the color of an underwear could affect a person. Hmm... I'm gonna try blue undies later. Hehe!

Your Lucky Underwear is Blue

You are caring and extroverted. You've made relationships your number one focus, and your lucky blue underwear can bring some balance to them.
You thrive in one-on-one situations. You are a good listener and a natural born therapist.

Sometimes you let the concerns of others become too important in your life, leading to stress and worry.
If you want more balance, put on your blue underpants. They'll help you take care of yourself first.

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Thought for the day:

"NEVER let someone be your priority,
while allowing yourself to be their option."

'Nuff said.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

kids' day

Been trying to catch on some sleep but it's too darn hot here and the lack of airconditioning makes me wanna jump into a pool (or an ocean) instead of sleeping on a warm bed. So, here I am in the middle of my supposedly sleeping time. I took a bath and took care of these pictures taken yesterday during my nephew's first birthday party. That's another reason why I stayed up. It's ok since it's been ages since I last went to a kiddie party and pig out on Jollibee food. Hehe!

click to view online album

Monday, April 03, 2006


I just don't get disappointed when some people don't appreciate my efforts. Sometimes I get hurt. This time it made me mad. Just plain mad that I don't wanna care anymore.

Sunday, April 02, 2006


So, I'm not supposed to be here because...

You Belong in Paris

You enjoy all that life has to offer, and you can appreciate the fine tastes and sites of Paris.
You're the perfect person to wander the streets of Paris aimlessly, enjoying architecture and a crepe.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Hale yeah!

I tried my best to sleep as early as I can yesterday. Slept at 1 PM and woke up at 4:30 PM. The main reason was Hale's turn to perform in the G4 Live Superbands (last week we watched Rivermaya) . From that time on until right this moment, I only had 30 minutes of snooze in between but I can say that this is a memorable day. Besides, it is a change from my boring routine so I gladly welcomed it. I don't wanna tell you all the details. Let the pictures tell the story. (Thanks Xavier for the shirt and the chance with Champ! He still owes me a pose. Hehe!)

click to view online album

The adrenaline kept me going until about 12 midnight. After that, I was so sleepy at work so I had to drink a cup of coffee (with Champ still singing in my ears "a cup in hand let's sit and stay for a while...") and a bottle of Nestea Ice within my shift.

No, my day didn't end there. I watched a movie and hung out with (literally) a "couple"of my good friends from work. It was nice talking about other things aside from work. I had to wait for Mr. Willy Velasquez to get my Super Proxy shirt (thank you po!).