Thursday, July 31, 2008

before July ends

ayan! gusto ko lng may ma-ipost nmn ako for this month.

medyo nkkpagod lng. gusto ko na tlga magbakasyon. looking forward ako sa Bora para nmn mkpgsaya tlga. pero prang hindi din kc ang taba ko na. ang gulo haha!

masaya din kc nanalo ang Ginebra sa semi-finals. wala man lng panama ang Red Bull. so nsa Championship na ang Ginebra. ayain ko si mama manood kami ng live. Pag nanalo ang Magnolia sa kabila, Ginebra vs Magnolia sa finals. ayain ko na din sa papa kc maka-San Miguel (Magnolia) yun eh.

malungkot lng dn kc may isa akong kaibigan na cya yung tipo ng tao na healthy-living nmn. pero ang sakit tlga walang pinipili. may mga klase ng sakit na pang malusog, pang sobrang malinis, pang sobrang dumi, etc. prang walang ligtas, kht ano pa lifestyle mo, andyan tlga ang sakit.

yun lng. medyo kung anu-ano lng ang iniisip ko sa mga oras na to.

Monday, June 30, 2008

let me vent for a while...

grabeh brain drain!!! sakit sa ulo!!! grrrrrrrrrr!!!!


Sunday, June 22, 2008

rainy days

rainy days are here again and it's my first time to experience it in my new place. have i mentioned i moved to a new place? yep, moved out i did.

i am trying to claim a piece of independence but still, i did mention that i get depressed on rainy days. so am here on my own, bored and missing mom.

i want to go home!!! ='(

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Avenue Q

oh and hey aside from watching a movie last Sunday, i also watched a play the previous day (Saturday).

Avenue Q reached me via word-of-mouth regales and finally, i was able to watch it with my friends. what made this play unique is the use of puppets we knew from childhood. it makes a mockery of our naivete back when everything was so uncomplicated to us since we were sheltered from all life's complications at a young age.

in Avenue Q, we see these puppets from our childhood but they are presented in a new light tackling different society issues from racial discrimination, homosexuality, education, underemployment, and human relationships. the simple plot revolved around young Princeton's carefree-turned-complicated life by the said issues. with the use of effective punch lines and songs, the issues were presented in a lighter tone, yet the reality bites are still there.

overall, i loved the play! =)

my first accomplishment in my top 10

here it it is! finally :D

i was able to do one of my "top 10 things to do before i turn 24" and that was to watch a movie on my own.

last june 15 i watched "Kung Fu Panda" in Greenbelt Cinema 4 all on my own =D yey! i had lots of fun since the movie was really well created. the animation combined with the good plot made for an over feel-good movie that when i left the cinema, i was still smiling.

and true to my goal, my main take away from this movie is a quote from master oogway and that is when he said to Po, "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift that's why we call it the present".

so while i am still young, i plan to seize the day and live in the present for the moment i am living in will never be here again. i need to savor it and feel it.

that's one goal nailed down! =D

here are some pictures i got during the closing credits jst so i have a remembrance from this milestone haha! =D i cnt get a picture of myself though since it was too dark in my seat and my cellphone doesn't have a built in flash.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

top 10 things to do before I turn 24

i will turn 24. yes, eventually I'll get to that age and I imagine sooner rather than later since time really seems to fly fast.

so here i am typing away on my laptop listing down the Top 10 things I want to do before I reach age 24. i'm doing this so that when look back and review the first quarter (or half of my life), i will have measures to judge by if i lived a full life or not.

the following items are not necessarily itemized according to importance. what's important is for me to accomplish each of them before i reach 24 years of age:

1. Do rock climbing (am looking now in nearby areas cause i know there are indoor rock climbing structures somewhere near the city)

2. Go Bungee jumping

3. Try parasailing (at least once since this is too expensive. same goes for bungee jumping)

4. Bake a cake (i love cake but never ever tried to bake one)

5. Watch a Movie on my own (I'm not sure, I can't remember if I have tried this already so I would have to do it again and remember =D)

6. Grab a nice book and read in Salcedo Park (simple pleasures)

7. Travel on my own (preferably abroad but if i can't, i'll target to travel somewhere within the Philippines but still on my own)

8. Learn to change a tire (independent woman and all the yadi yada's)

9. Go skinny dipping (somewhere totally private mind you!)

10. Increase my investment portfolio (probably get an insurance or buy new stocks. i think this is the only business-related item on my list)

i plan to take pictures once i get to do each of the above items (save for #9 of course =D) so i'll have proof that I did each of them and have a souvenir to cherish each experience.


this seems like a good way to start another chapter of my life =D nice! i like the feeling!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

three things that last

faith, hope, and love are said to be the 3 things that endure and considered to be the greatest gifts of all.

but through these gifts, we are also made to feel what we cannot have and what we already lost.

the heart is especially made to feel LOVE regardless if we fall willingly or unwillingly or if it's right or wrong. the heart continues to pine for this love because it clings to the HOPE that someday, this love will be given back. and lastly, the heart holds on to this love and hope on the basis of an unshakeable FAITH that we deserve what we long for too.

but if there are somethings that are not meant to be, somethings that can never be why then do we have faith, hope, and love?

let me answer my own question...i have faith, hope, and love to tide me over to the time when I finally find the things that are meant for me, the things that are to be. but until then, i'll cling to these three gifts that God has given me and be forever grateful to thee.

Friday, May 9, 2008

most intellectually draining and emotionally battering

today marks the most intellectually draining and emotionally battering day of my stay with P&G. i have a relatively small project but really, issues cannot be determined by whether your project is small or not. issues just happen and the are unique for each project.

Happy One Year Anniversary to me and P&G! =D

Monday, April 21, 2008

this reminds me...

this has been one of my favorite songs since high school. i remember humming the tune from way back then and it reminds me of so many things and so many memories...

What is this i'm feelin'
I just can't explain
When you're near,
I'm not the same.
I'm tryin' to hide it,
Try not to show it.
It's crazy
how could it be

I've fallen for you
Finally, my heart gave in
And i'm fallen in love
I fin'lly know
How it feels

When you said hello,
I looked in your eyes.
Suddenly, I felt good inside.
Is this really happ'nin?
Or am I just dreaming?
I guess, it's true.
I can't believe

I've fallen for you
Finally, my heart gave in.
And I'm fallen in love
I fin'lly know how it feels
So this is love...

Doesn't matter where I am,
Thoughts of you still linger in my mind
No matter what time of day
I've really, really
Fallen for you...

I've fallen for you Finally, my heart gave in.
And I'm fallen in love
I fin'lly know how it feels
So this is love..

Thursday, April 10, 2008

what i love about my job

one of the things i love about my job is that it allows me to meet different people i never would have thought i'd interact with in this lifetime. i am so happy with the acquaintances and friends i've made and i'd like to take this opportunity to greet one of my contacts.

Congratulations Joy on your nuptials! may you have an adventurous marriage ahead!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tagaytay weekend

april 6, Saturday

i was in tagaytay with my friends to give a tour for our foreigner teammate. the nearest toursit spot is in Tagaytay so we took him there.

we had lunch at Josephine's and it was really great since you get good value for money not to metion the spectacular view. afterwards, we roamed around nearby famous places like Calaruega and Sonya's Garden. going home, we dropped by Rowena's to buy their famous "Buko Tart". seems like our foreigner friend, Jeeth, enjoyed the day too.

april 7, Sunday

i was again in Tagaytay to treat my family for my birthday which is the following day, April 8. since my dining experience in Josephine's was so good, i decided to bring them there.

afterwards, we went to People's Park in the Sky to bond some more and tell each other of what's the latest in our lives. it truned out to be a very relaxing day as i get to spend another summer day in the colder climes of Tagaytay.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

baguio and beyond

i had a great time this past weekend. despite work hassles, my officemates and i were able to leave the office at around 12 mn to start a 7 hour drive to Baguio. i didn't actually think we'll push through with the trip due to so many issues at work but we won't be stopped. we wanted to go to Bagiuo, then off we go to Baguio!

first stop: NLEX!!! hahaha! =D

well...i am allowed to be excited ya'know! it's my first time in NLEX and there's this Shell gas station that looked a lot like the airport. so we had fun poking around and looking at treats available in the area. we got some water and some food then we're on the road again. from the get go, the journey was already very exciting because not one of us knows how to get to Baguio. we just followed the bright neon signs from our friendly "DPC Yellow Pages" signages and we didn't get lost. we just took a really loooooong alternate route to Baguio hehe.

next stop: Caltex station (I don't exactly know where). here we changed drivers from Irvin to Mico. much of this part i can't remember since it was already 4 am and i kept on sleeping during the ride hehe.

finally: Baguio!!! we were just in time for the first parade where participants wore flower costumes and did some street dances. a good thing about this trip is that we really didn't mean to be there for the Panagbenga Festival. it just so happened that there was a long weekend and we really wanted to go out of town. since we were already there...we might as well enjoy! below are some pics from the flower parade:

since we have to walk back to our parked car after the parade, we took the opportunity to get some pictures (Filipinos!). below are some pics of a park near UP Baguio as well as some flower floats that are still under construction.

first order for dinner...STEAK!!! we went to SM Pines and we got stuck in traffic for about an hour in what's supposed to be just a 10 mins drive from our place. nevertheless, it was worth going since SM Pines is one of the malls in Philippines that doesn't use aircon. every molecule of air you breathe is fresh. Back to the steak, Irvin has been craving for some steak ever since we arrived at Baguio but looks like i got a bigger serving than he did. look at that smile!

after dinner we went for coffee at Camp John Hay Starbucks. again, we really did not have any plans of going for coffee. we just got so starstruck by a different Starbucks layout, very appealing and cozy in its log house look. we're like magnets that can't help but be lured into Starbucks's poles! when we got inside...we fooled around a lot and started ordering our coffee using dummy names. guess which cup is mine?

afterwards, we went into a bar to spend the rest of the night with other friends who were in Baguio too. we partied all night long and i saw some moves that i've never seen before, a'yt Mico? =D we still weren't satisfied after partying. we went back to our place and played cards till 6:00 am. Mico and I won two free dinners from our losing friends whohooo! (note to self, call on this debt). now...thanks to this all nighter, we were not able to wake up early enough to watch the flower floats parade. it's like missing the essence of Panagbenga but no regrets because we weren't there for Panagbenga festival in the first place remember? (yeah right! i still wanted to watch it though. i'm just too sleepy to wake up).

so we woke up around past lunch (yeah...we went to Baguio to sleep most of the day off haha!) and the first order of the day, food! so off we go again to Camp John Hay, our favorite place in Baguio now that I think of it, and dined at Mile Hi Diner. the sights and sounds, background painting, jukebox, and menu contributed to the overall feel of being in a real diner. but regardless of the menu, steak is all we have in mind. Look at me and Irvin feasting again on another plate of steak tsk! and another evidence of me committing another crime with conspirator Mico as we splurge on a huge glass of milkshake...there goes my diet!

after getting our stomachs filled, we're ready to go again. we snooped around Camp John Hay and took more pictures around the area. then off we went to PMA but before we got there, we stopped by an airstrip. it was really a pleasant find since it's not everyday that you can stop by a runway and take pictures (i really do not love pictures =D). when we arrived at PMA, we pose some more with the war tankers and even with the marching cadets.

afterwards, we went back to Camp John Hay Manor to spend our evening listening to Bossanova music. the manor's singers were really good and entertaining as they sang songs that got the audience grooving. it turned out to be a fun and relaxing night. we went again to another diner for dinner. it's called the "50's Diner" but Irvin kept on referring to it as "50 cents Diner" which eventually stuck on me so i found myself calling it such.

the following day, we readied ourselves for a half day more of tours and shopping before heading home. we went to "The Mansion", the famous President's residence in Baguio. we also went to Mines View Park which Irvin conveniently renamed as "Mine's Peak". we did some shopping there for strawberries and brooms (Baguio is famous for their durable brooms) then took some more pictures with Baguio's surviving ethnic tribe called "Igorots". hmm...and i really think the Igorot costume becomes me hehe.

as they say, all good things must come to an end. we have to leave Baguio and head back to Manila. but! but! but! the adveture is not yet over for us. on the way back, we made our way to the famous shrine of "Our Lady of Manaoag". we said our prayers and thanked the Lord and Mother for the blessed journey we had. and finally, as a good climatic ending to our Baguio adventure, we made an impromptu stop in what turned out to be a beatifully structured floating restaurant in Tarlac called "Isdaan". we were agog with all the sights to see, pictures to take, and food to taste. from the humongous monkeys, to the bigger than life Buddhas, and all too fresh seafoods.

the stop was really worth the ending we sought for this amazing trip.