Thursday, November 22, 2007


It's a fantasy. I've always liked Disney fims. It's like being a kid all over again. "Enchanted" is a bit juvenile but I like the transition from animation to live action. I like the twists. The effects were cool. The actors, dreamy. Haha! It was nice hearing James Marsden sing again (from "Hairspray") though he looked weird in that Prince Charming outfit. Watch it if you wanna see Dr. McDreamy dance in a ball. The songs were cute too. It's a good movie date though the men might need more persuasion to watch it. I watched it alone though but I didn't mind. It's still a feel-good movie even for single viewers. =)

For a moment there, it made me believe in romantic love again. It also made me less guilty of really liking someone who's already committed to another. Oh well. At least in the movie, they all lived happily ever after.


I got these:

Thank you, *T*! :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Golden Compass

I'm currently reading book 3 of "His Dark Materials" by Philip Pullman. I just can't wait to see this on the big screen!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Midday Stroll

I sacrificed some sleep a couple of days ago to be with my friends from work. I miss hanging out with them and since I'm out of the office early, another friend and I had to kill time before the rest of the gang could get out of the office.

Since it was too early for mall hours, we went to Banchetta in Emerald Avenue. It was similar to Salcedo Market, where we often go during weekends after shift, but the space is more cramped and there are less choices. Good thing was I was able to buy a Jack Skeleton skinny tie and shoelaces. I'm sure my sister was glad! Haha! After breakfast, we killed more time and went on our way to meet our friends in Serendra. We ate lunch in Conti's, had desert in Sonja's cupcakes then strolled for a while. We just pigged out and it was fun despite the heat! I wanted to go back there at night when it's not so hot and I can probably try Xocolat's famous vodka.

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I just miss these moments and I hope I could experience more of that soon. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Neil Gaiman presents Book of Dreams at Fully Booked

Neil Gaiman and Fully Booked present:

The 2nd Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards

On November 25, 2007, 3PM at the Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street courtyard.

Award-winning and internationally acclaimed author Neil Gaiman will be launching the compilation EXPEDITIONS and will award the winners of the 2nd Philippine Graphic Fiction Awards.

This event is free of charge.

For more info, just go to the Fully Booked website

Monday, November 12, 2007


I was on leave last Saturday (November 10). My sis and I got invited to the Globe Kantabataan Grand Finals in the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. I missed watching live bands perform on stage and I was not disappointed. I had fun! Thanks to my friends (Ian and Chris) who made it special for us. Congratulations to the finalists! You are all winners for me. Keep up the good work. For more pictures (including Sponge Cola, Imago and Hale performances), just click the picture below:

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Suitcase 101
grand champions being interviewed by Patty Laurel

Enjoy! Just make sure to ask permission before grabbing our pics. =)

Thursday, November 08, 2007


scribbled on 6 November 2007 | 8:40 A.M.

It's been a month since I started my "new" job. I am still adjusting and I hope everything will be fine and dandy. I wish I could start saving on my own but I still am broke. Practically all my earnings still go to my family. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

The past month has brought some changes into my life. I have a different sleep cycle now and my body clock is coping up. I notice I've been sleeping a lot lately too. I hope I won't spend my days off just sleeping because that's what I end up doing since my days off were changed from weekends to Wed-Thur instead. I have also come to realize some things. Some are not even "realizations" per se. They are actually truths I've learned over the years and my experiences lately just made me remember them.

(1) Not all people are what they seem. Hannibal Lecter from "The Silence of the Lambs" said, "To assume is to make an ASS out of U and ME..." It makes sense. People may trick or con or just be pure evil despite the angelic exterior. People can disappoint. They can be selfish and not care about other people's efforts. They can be lazy or stupid. On the other hand, people can be surprisingly helpful. They may turn out to be the persons I've been wanting to meet all my life. Scary and intimidating people can turn out to be friends I can share jokes and have fun with.

(2) The things or happenings I dread may actually be beneficial to me. Things happen for a reason. Sometimes, the reasons may seem far-fetched or "unreasonable" but eventually, I will learn from them. Maybe a certain thing can't happen because a better thing is on the way or maybe it's just not meant to be. The good things is, human beings are designed to cope with the environment. It may be tough at times but I am surviving.

(3) Real friends will always be there for me no matter what. Eventhough I seldom see them or talk to them, I know they're just a message, email or phone call away. I see to it that I am still connected with them because I know they are for keeps. It may take a lifetime to look for a real friend and without them, the world can be a very lonely place.

(4) Mood swings can strike when least expected but being mysel is still what matters. I can be manic-depressive or obsessive-compulsive. I may scare people away but there are those who give me a chance and stick with me. I can't force people to like me and no one can force me to like someone either. Sometimes, we just need an opportunity to get to know each other. Everything has it's own place and time. I can't please everybody but the Golden Rule still applies.

(5) Allot a time for fun with friends or family and alone time too. It's healthy and it keeps things in perspective. Romance can take a backseat after family and career but a little bit of flirting won't hurt. Haha! That's just in my opinion. I am trying to learn the art of "subtle flirting" on my own. The downside is, the object of my flirtation may not catch my "subtleties". Besides, real men are usually insensitive and full of themselves. Hahaha! Anyway, I usually spend my alone time listening to music while walking home. I like going home really early so I could walk a few blocks instead of take a cab. I would just put on my earphones and it would be a perfect way to end my day. Even a slight drizzle can't dampen my moment. I am having little time for reading nowadays but I read a chapter or two before I go to sleep. During my days off, I balance my time between family and friends (if my friends are available). I also don't complain if I end up staying at home. Sometimes I prefer that.

The list may go on. Maybe I could update this after a year or so. Haha!

Got any realizations lately? Anyone who wants to add something to the list is free to do so. =)

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Break's Over

"The perfect words never crossed my mind,
'cause there was nothing in there but you,
I felt every ounce of me screaming out,
But the sound was trapped deep in me,
All I wanted just sped right past me,
While I was rooted fast to the earth,
I could be stuck here for a thousand years,
Without your arms to drag me out..."*

I finally like a guy who's straight and I can't get him off my mind!

Too bad he's taken. That's just sad.

Now, back to regular programming... Nuninuninu... =)

* "Signal Fire" by Snow Patrol