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>> Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Letter A

Are you available?
~ available for starbucks? hahaha. it depends on who you are.
What is your age?
~ twenny
What annoys you?
~ people who keep on asking me through text, "kumain ka na ba?" damn it, you're not my mother.. so stop it.

The Letter B

Do you live in a big house?
~ no. only a house with a big heart. :)
Who are your best friends?
~ helga, edders, jeson. :)

The Letter C

What's your favorite candy?
~ skittles? i'm not a candy person eh.
Who's your crush?
~ ay marami. haha let's go for the safe answer. showbeez kras namin ni kakai si justin cuyugan. haha
When was the last time you cried?
~ hmm. can't remember.

The Letter D

Do you daydream?
~ of course. a lot. it also helps me think of stories for work.
What's your favorite kind of dog?
~ great dane and golden retriever.
What day of the week is it?
~ wednesday! i leave early today!

The Letter E

How do you like your eggs?
~ sunny side up! then the edges of the egg is crispy. :)
Have you ever been in the emergency room?
~ yeah. some cheap hospital.
What's the easiest thing ever to do?
~ doodle!

The Letter F

Have you ever flown in a plane?
~ nachet. i have flown a paper airplane. :) hehe
Do you use fly swatters?
~ yeah. i love to see those flies dying in the power of my hand. MWAHAHAH!! *thunder lighting* labo.
Have you ever used a foghorn?
~ noooo.. too loud.

The Letter G

Do you chew gum?
~ yup. but ocassionally.
Are you a giver or a taker?
~ giver. i can take.. more of listen. :)
Do you like gummy candies?
~ yes! gummy bears!

The Letter H

How are you?
~ i'm lazy. but i have to start working after this quiz.
What's your height?
~ ummm. 5'1"? i haven't checked.
what color is your hair?
~ buh-lack.

The Letter I

What's your favorite ice cream?
~ hmmm. sansrival from selecta.
Have you ever ice skated?
~ yeah.
Do you play an instrument?
~ piano. but i stopped taking lessons.

The Letter J

What's your favorite jelly bean?
~ the yellow one. lemon.
Have you ever heard a really hilarious joke?
~ of course. a lot of times.
Do you wear jewelry?
~ yeap. mom's pearl earrings.

The Letter K

Who do you want to kill?
~ i want to kill umm. wala. gusto ko lang manabunot ng tao. hahaha
Where did you have kindergarten?
~ jericho learning center

Letter L

Are you laid back?
~ sometimes. hahaha
Do you lie?
~ oo naman. who doesn't?

The Letter M

Whats your favorite movie?
~ so far, it's babel. pero yung all-time, finding neverland.
Do you still watch disney movies?
~ of course.
Do you like mangoes?
~ yeap. we have a lot of mango trees at home, mga tatlo. haha big ones. i like them fresh, not on ice cream. ack.

The Letter N

Do you have a nickname?
~ yeap
Whats your favorite number?
~ 25 (long story)
Do you prefer night over day?
~ nope. night is too dark. i can't read in the car. hahahaha

The Letter O

Whats your one wish?
~ finish these worksheets.
Are you an only child?
~ yeap
Do you wish this was over?
~ this test? i wouldn't trade it for a wish.

The Letter P

What one fear are you most paranoid about?
~ losing loved ones
What's a personality trait you look for in the sex you like?
~ he has manners and values. mhen, manners. bihira na ang lalaki ngayon na may manners.

The Letter Q

Are you quick to judge people?
~ sometimes.

The Letter R

Do you think you're always right?
~ of course not.
Do you watch reality tv?
~ before. not anymore.
Whats a good reason to cry?
~ if a book hit me in the heart. figuratively ha! hindi yung tipong love emo stories. yung may substance na stories o movies!

The Letter S

Do you prefer sun or rain?
~ sun.
Do you like snow?
~ i don't think i'll survive in a freezing country.

The Letter T

What time is it?
~ it's time to go back to work! teeheehee. 9:09 am
What time did you wake up?
~ quarter to 6
When was the last time you slept in a tent?
~ highschool. camp.

The Letter U

Are you wearing underwear?
~ haler! oo nman!
Do you prefer underwear or thongs?
~ underwear. wedgie feeling pag thongs.
Underwear or boxers?
~ underwear.. if i were a guy.

The Letter V

Whats the worst veggie?
~ olives. hehehe and anchovies.
Where do you want to go on vacation?
~ anywhere with a beach and a pool.
Where was your last family vacation to?
~ last year in tagaytay with tita linda, ate robs, daniella, and my parents.

The Letter W

What's your worst habit?
~ dilly-dallying
Where do you live?
~ novaliches. yes, the far place in qc. haha

The Letter X

Have you ever had an x-ray?
~ of course.
Have you seen the x-games?
~ just on television
Do you own a xylophone?
~ the toy xylophones. made of plastic.

The Letter Y

Do you like the color yellow?
~ yeap. can be worn by all sexes
What year were you born in?
~ nineteen eighty-six
Whats one thing you yearn for?
~ a house na hindi sa nova. malapit-lapit sa makati.

The Letter Z

Whats your zodiac sign?
~ cancer
Do you believe in the zodiac?
~ no. i just check the horoscope for fun and joke times
What's your favorite zoo animal?
~ crocodile. hahaha

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SLAM!

>> Monday, January 29, 2007

1. iTech

i*Tech [ay tek] n. 1. regi oppus 2. someone who loves to tinker with computers and who is literate with computer softwares and anti-spywares.

may bagong pauso kami ni regi na term. hehe kausap ko kasi siya nung sabado tapos napahirit ako ng itech nung kinukwento niya na nagreformat siya ng computer nila sa bahay. eh techie din siya, napag-isip-isip ko na ibahin yung itech. ginamit ko yung iPod style at ginawang iTech yung itech. haha so nakatatak na yan kay regi.


2.australian open

they concluded the australian open yesterday.

serena williams (winning over maria sharapova: 6-1, 6-2) and rodger federer (defeating fernando gonzales, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4) were hailed the champions.




why do winners roll on the floor like dogs when they win a game? i just found that gesture amusing. :)

the more lengthy post about this is in my lj.

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BABEL

>> Saturday, January 27, 2007

three places. four sets of characters. one common factor.

BABEL.



aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhwwwwhohooooooooooorrrrrraaaarrrggghhhhh!!!! ANG GANDA-GANDA NG BABEL. NAKAKALOKA YUNG STORY. RAAAAHHHHHH... PANALOOO ITO!!

moving on.

everything starts with a peaceful plot, a honeymoon, a wedding, a transaction, a game. no one knows that their small acts of love and thanks could make a dramatic change in their lives. suddenly, the other becomes an enemy, a lover, a friend.

the director's style of the time frame is amazing. you think everything is in linear form, meaning, the scenes are done one after the other. the way the director makes his storyboard will piece the story together at the end.

i like cate blanchet more when she's not in elven wear. hehe. she looks more elvish in human. her silence speaks volumes. brad pitt's look was a tired husband, but he would do anything for his wife and children.



i noticed that filipino culture is not very different from mexicans. mexicans love fun and parties. filipinos would get out a bench, a couple of beers, a videoke, and they'll laugh the night away. mexicans would celebrate a wedding with the whole town. filipinos would travel and celebrate in bulk. some mexicans would work as domestic helpers, filipinos are scattered all over the world as super yayos and super yayas.

"they look at us as if we were monsters."



it's more of a wake-up call. everything that goes wrong seems that someone is attacking them directly. one gun shot, it's a terrorist attack. a different race in your car, you're a kidnapper. a girl goes naked, she's seducing you. police knock on the door, they're there to arrest someone.

we have to know that some actions have intentions. and sometimes those intentions don't match the consequences. we always suffer and react from the consequences, not the intentions. that's the sad nature of humans, and we can't do anything about it.

director's notes. POSSIBLE SPOILERS

taken from: cannes film festival website

Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu on the title of the film: "Babel, we think about man building this tower and trying to arrive to the sky and be gods. And then God got angry and he created these different languages. And that's the reason we are talking so many languages all over the world. For me that's not the problem, I think that language can be very easy to break. For me, I think the problem is the ideas and preconceptions that we have that really keep us apart. That's what the film's about. And at the same time, I want this film to be basically about what separates us and what brings us together. I think that's the key element: What makes us the same people living in the world and not what are our differences. Which ones are the similarities and I hope this film communicates that."

Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu on the film's message: "I don't know if it's an x-ray of the world because that's too ambitious, but I tried to show what is going on with us at the moment. We see the “other” as always abstract, so that to be different means to be dangerous and not able to understand the other. This is happening not only country between country, but against fathers, against sons, against husband... We are not able to listen anymore. I want to talk about that, the borders within our souls: our preconceptions of our fathers, the archetypes we have from religions, races, cultures. I tried to make a film that talks about prejudice without being prejudice."

Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu on coincidences in life: "I feel that the connection that I want to make is not a physical or coincidental connection, nor a plot connection. What I try to do in this film, I think as human beings, what makes us happy is very different, depends on cultures or races. What makes us sad and miserable is exactly what we share and that thing is basically the impossibility of love, the impossibility to be touched by love, the impossibility to touch with love and express it. That is one of the most painful things that every human being has experienced, as well as feeling vulnerable to love. I think those two things are the most tragic things that bring us together. This film and the connections to the characters is about that, all of them on different levels, no matter which culture, no matter which country, religion, age, social class... All of these people are at an inability to express themselves, with their husbands, with their wives, with their kids. When you cannot be touched by words, and when you cannot touch people with words, then the body becomes a weapon, an invitation and that is what is tremendous about the story. I feel that you saw a film about human beings and not about Moroccans, Mexicans or Americans."

Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu on the USA: "In this film I don't want good or bad guys. I think what is happening in the world is perpetuated. I try to be subtle in a way, to not be archetypal, and not prejudice. When I think about an Empire, it's not about nations, human beings, others. It's the way they normally try to pretend that everyone is a terrorist, anything can be held against you. I think there is now an obsessive idea, obsessive problem with the United States, showing its power. This is a very stressful moment in history."



watch babel. this movie has to win awards at the oscars. promise. it's a good watch. :)

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who am i?

>> Friday, January 26, 2007

So, say you were meeting a new person--blind date, new friend, who knows. And you wanted them to have some idea of what kind of person you are, and who you are. But you can't actually tell them in so many words. Instead, you have to give them a box, with a dozen things in it for them to look at/read/listen to/taste/whatever. "What would you put in the box? And a copy of your journal or a link to your LJ would be the same thing as just telling them directly, yourself, so that's not allowed.

1. cds of josh groban
2. a dvd (note: not dibidi) of csi: new york
3. a box of children's books
4. salamin: anthology of CW batch 2006 (with dedication!)
5. a starbucks certificate
6. a speedo swimsuit and a pair of optical goggles
7. a pair of flats
8. black rubber band for hair
9. a book of theatrical plays
10. a digital camera
11. installer of photoshop
12. pearl earrings

hey, you have to return that box! :) they're not yours to keep. hehehe unless you pay for the expensive ones.




i am craving for shawarma. the real shawarma, not the one sold in the food stalls in sm transport services.

just looking at the pic makes me want to drool 10 times.


my tummy needs to be fed. i have eaten my lunch, halo-halo, guava juice from starbucks, squid balls, and i'm still hungry.

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artsy fartsy peecturrrs

>> Thursday, January 25, 2007

and so my artistic mode has gone nuts again.

this was taken during my grandmother's birthday at harbor square.


walk with the lights


windows open from the inside


i didn't take pictures of the celebration or any particular person. toldya i have a different style for camwhoring.

more pictures at my deviant art.


this kitty is sooo cute i decided to make it my ym icon.

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tomorrow: it's clijsters vs sharapova (talo si hingis. booo)

>> Wednesday, January 24, 2007

1. sharapova def. chakvetadze
7-6 (7-5), 7-5

it was a long match, with a 31-hit rally maximum per point. both russians gave their all in order to with the quarterfinals and move on to the finals. but at the end, it was maria sharapova who will advance, one game closer to winning the australian cup.

most of their points relied on unforced errors of the opposing team, meaning they scored points on numerous errors of the other team. sharapova suffered from 41 errors, while chakvetadze had 28.

sharapova admitted that it was a difficult game, going against a fellow russian. sharapova only got the groove when chakvetadze had a minor sprain on her ankle. it was an advantage for sharapova to boost her confidence. maybe it was also the weather -- they were playing under the sun, 12 noon melbourne time.

every score was breath-taking. just listening to the ball hitting the racket, the frustrated grunts of the players, and the updates of the announcers were enough to keep me alerted on the edge of my seat. imagine the tension if you're watching it live. i danced in my seat every time sharapova added a point to the scoreboard.

after over an hour and forty minutes, the crowd cheered for sharapova. yey!

2. clijsters def. hingis
3-6, 6-4, 6-3

damn. i wanted hingis to win.

it was a tough game for both players. one match score had over 5 advantages and deuces. there was nothing that could stop both of them.

clijsters won over hingis' errors. the last point came from hingis' double fault. giving clijsters a step nearer the australian cup. even if she had 62 unforced errors, she still emerged victorious against hingis, who only had 20 errors.

it was the double fault that provided clijster's win.

ow well. so clijsters will have a game with sharapova tomorrow.

i'll whole-heartedly cheer for sharapova. even if clijsters is good, i'd still go for sharapova.

3. photos

i was looking through the photo gallery of the australian open and i noticed some pictures.



check out tommy haas. playing without a shirt! now that's what i call fashion.


lookit the abs! whohoo. parang katawan ni "the thing" sa fantastic 4.


gagaya din raw si andy roddick.


kahit pawis-pawis, tablado ng loop earrings ni serena willams ang laro. pasok siya sa finals.


who says tennis players aren't gymnasts? kim clijsters.


i love the subtitle on this pic, "martina hingis is so good, she can play with her eyes closed."

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i lurrrve my phone

1. MODEL OF UR FONE?
> motorola razr v3i

2.COMMUNICATION SERVICE?
> globe

3.ANY LOGO?
> logo? yung M ng motorola? hehehe

4.MISSED 1:
> marvin na pinsan ni edders

5.RECEIVED 1:
> ninong vic

6.DIALLED 1:
> dad

7.WELCOME NOTE?
> yumiskee peetootskee 022377*1980279

8.HOW MANY MESSAGES ARE THERE IN YOUR INBOX?
> 66

9.OUTBOX?
> 1

10.SENT ITEMS?
> 0. kelangan magbura reguarly. mapupuno message center ko eh

11.FIRST PERSON IN UR INBOX?
> yung message ni trina three years ago

12.FIRST PERSON IN UR SENT ITEMS?
> (none) haha kakabura ko lang eh

13.OLDEST MESSAGE IN YOUR INBOX?
> kay trina. three years ago.

14.PERSON WITH THE MOST NUMBER OF MESSAGES IN YOUR INBOX?
> gil (haha pareho tayo louanne!) at si yen. at si pate.

15.ANY DISTRIBUTION LIST?
> none. tamad.

16.DO U PLACE UR FONE IN YOUR POCKET OR BAG?
> bag.

17.COLOR OF UR FONE’S CASE?
> case? umm. parang metallic brown

18.ANY OTHER FONE ACCESSORIES?
> i removed it. nasira eh.

19.WHAT’S AT THE BACK OF UR FONE?
> um. battery, sim and memory card?

20.RINGTONE?
> dandan-dandan-da-dan.. "hello moto"
hahaha papalitan ko yan sa weekend.

21.HAVE U EXPERIENCED FONE-SNATCHING BEFORE?
> di ah.

22.CAN YOU STILL READ THE LETTERS IN YOUR KEYPADS?
> oo naman.

23.WHICH HAND DO YOU USE WHEN TEXTING?
> right. minsan left.

24.HOW OFTEN DO YOU PURCHASE A LOAD FOR YOUR FONE?
> linya ako eh. so i don't load my phone.

25.HOW MANY MESSAGES CAN YOU SEND A DAY?
> its dependon. mga 10.

26.WHO IS YOUR CONSTANT TEXTMATE?
> si yenna.

27.AT WHAT TIME DO YOU USUALLY START HOLDING YOUR FONE?
> 6 am. after breakfast

28.AND AT WHAT TIME DO YOU STOP?
> 10. i sleep at 10. hehe

29.LONGEST TEXT SESSION?
> whole day. si yenna kausap ko. hahaha

30.MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT WITH YOUR FONE?
> when i got it. haha last year october.


31.EVER REVEALED A SECRET THROUGH TEXTING?
> oo naman. haha maraming beses na.

32.YOUR MOST FAVORITE PROMO BY YOUR COMMUNICATION SERVICE?
> umm. yung libre phone.

33.WHERE DO YOU PUT YOUR FONE WHEN YOU SLEEP?
> sa bag. malayo sakin. tas nakasilent.

34.WAS THERE ANY INSTANCE THAT YOU CONSIDER YOUR FONE AN IMPORTANT FACTOR
WHY THAT THING HAPPENED?
> oo. well. it depends kung ano yung "thing" na yon.

35.ARE YOU TEXTING SOMEONE RIGHT NOW?
> now? no. hehehe

36.CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT YOUR CELLPHONE?
> oo naman. di naman yan ngpapakain sakin eh.

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hmmm. thinking mode.

>> Tuesday, January 23, 2007

i promised regi that i'll make a post today.

but what to post? what to post?


*put on the kumon thinking face*
(yumi calls it the i-don't-want-to-do-the-kumon-repetitive-worksheets-anymore face. hehe >:D )


i'll post in random.

1. tennis
there are so many players at the australian open. i only know four, three of which are famous already. clijsters was added to my list because she advanced to the quarter finals, along with hingis, williams and sharapova.



i don't know who to cheer when finals come. i want them all to win.

i'm not following the men's games, so i'm not familiar with them. hehe

the website is so cool, they have a live radio feed of the game. it's as close as watching it live. there's also a page where you can watch the game, except that the image you see is only the exchange of the ball from one court to another. you won't see the movement of the players, but at least you know where the ball is heading. it also calculates the speed of the ball. there's also an update scoreboard that runs on flash. with their site, you can actually follow the game without going to australia.


rpm 9 shows the games everyday, 6 pm. they have live feeds during sundays. i'm just not sure what time they show the live games.

2. work

i have to stop being lazy starting..... um... fine, this moment. i have to finish book one of grade 6 english worksheets by the end of the month. that's 500 pages. i have finished 200 pages. i can actually do twenty a day, but that's mediocre work. dang. i have 300 more to go in less than two weeks. oh no. better start working now.

3. moolah

nada. zilch. exhausted.

i really have to withdraw money tonight. my wallet screams for mercy as it holds seven pesos. freaking seven pesos. good thing mrt has these stored value cards and i won't need to worry about going home for tonight. i have one trip going home.

need. money. now.

4. wars

mel sent me this link on the new kind of earth wars. click on this link and find out what i'm talking about.

bang! bang! wonnggg wonngggg.

no. it doesn't have star wars.

5. ships and books

doulos is on it's way now to cebu. i've spent my salary on buying the books on board and there's no small space in my library to fit the books i bought. i am still in shock whenever i see the amount i've spent but i don't mind. books are a great investment and it'll never go out of the latest trend. doulos, come back please.. i want more books. ehehehe.

6. valentine's day

for the theater lovers and lovers out there. sinta is going to be staged on valentine's day. it'll be at teatro pagsanghan, ateneo high school. maita will be playing sinta. come! let's watch the play! i've seen it thrice already and i won't grow tired of watching this romantic play. it's a mix of comedy, drama, romance and a spark of musical talent.

sige na! tara! nood tayo!

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tennis

>> Sunday, January 21, 2007

i have this sports crush on maria sharapova.



i was watching her match against tathiana garbin yesterday at the australian open. both courts showed strength and endurance during the game, and both courts wanted to move on to the next match. however, maria emerged victorious as she gained points on tathiana's errors. most of the latter's errors were blamed on balls bouncing on the outside lines and the boundaries of the single's court. maria won on a score of 6-3, 6-1.

tennis players have this tendency to have large upper bodies, because most of the body movement is focused on the arms and the shoulders. sometimes, players only have one arm bigger than the other, depending on the racket hand (something similar to the wand hand in harry potter. mwehehe) maria still kept an image that wouldn't make her look boyish, even if she had a large and muscular shoulder length.



i found it amusing to see a sporty look on sharapova, while keeping a woman-ish image. after the match, when the players packed their tennis stuff, i noticed a difference between garbin and sharapova. sharapova stuffed her tennis racket, her water bottles, and towels in her white tennis bag. sharapova, on the other hand, got out her pink tennis bag, placed her racket and water bottles inside and reached for her other bag. the other bag was a girly bag, maybe containing her personal belongings. she even wore a white jacket with frills on the neckline after the game. garbin didn't wear any jacket after the game. she just left the court with a flushed face.

maybe it is her number one ranking in russia that makes her have the privilege of wearing nike apparel. garbin is ranked thirty in italy, a long way (and a lot of matches) to be ranked number one. sharapova has endorsed a lot of brands, including the camera brand, canon. (remember her commercial where she was hitting balls against a fence. the camera pans towards the other court, and we see her name spelled out by the tennis balls.) i've seen her endorse bikini wear and she doesn't look anything close to a sports person.




and for a person coming from russia, she speaks good english. she's a year younger than me, yet her name rings a bell in the sports world. her tennis value reaches to $8 million, after winning over a hundred matches around the world.

sharapova moves on to the semi-finals. she's two matches close to winning the australian cup and my dad and i would be monitoring the progress of the players.

it's the season for the young players: hingis, williams, sharapova, chan. move over, monica seles and steffi graf, these girls ready to take over the court.

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mememememememememe

>> Saturday, January 20, 2007

In 1986 (the year you were born)

Ronald Reagan is president of the US

The US officially observes Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday for the first time

The space shuttle Challenger explodes moments after lift off, killing 6 astronauts and a teacher

A major nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union

Japanese video game maker Nintendo introduces its games to America

US warplanes bomb Libyan headquarters in retaliation for terrorist attacks

The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station

IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer

Charlotte Church, The Olsen twins, and Lindsay Lohan are born

New York Mets win the World Series

Chicago Bears win Superbowl XX

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Top Gun is the top grossing film

"That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends spends the most time at the top of the US charts

ALF, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and Pee-wee's Playhouse premiere




Your Mind is PG-13 Rated

Your mind is definitely a little dirty. You're naughty, but not trashy.
You don't shy away from a dirty joke, and you're clearly not a prude.




You Are 65% Addicted to the Internet

In your opinion, life without the internet is hardly worth living.
Could be, but you probably need a bit more fresh air and sunshine to think clearly.



Your Blogging Type is Confident and Insightful

You've got a ton of brain power, and you leverage it into brilliant blog.
Both creative and logical, you come up with amazing ideas and insights.
A total perfectionist, you find yourself revising and rewriting posts a lot of the time.
You blog for yourself - and you don't care how popular (or unpopular) your blog is!



You Are 22% Evil

A bit of evil lurks in your heart, but you hide it well.
In some ways, you are the most dangerous kind of evil.



People Envy Your Compassion

You have a kind heart and an unusual empathy for all living creatures. You tend to absorb others' happiness and pain.
People envy your compassion, and more importantly, the connections it helps you build. And compassionate as you are, you feel for them.



You Are 72% Lady

Overall, you are a refined lady with excellent manners.
But you also know when to relax and not get too serious about etiquette


Your Body Image is 20% Unhealthy, 80% Healthy

You have a great body image. You know that no one looks perfect, and you're happy the way you are.
Also, you don't judge other people on their looks... and it helps them feel better about their own bodies!

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second time

new books. new love. :)

a new view, night mode.



lovelyyyyy.

hope they come back soon.

10k solely on books. wow. i never thought i'd splurge on books. 10k. gazz.

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waiting for my day to end

>> Friday, January 19, 2007

nicked from various people in friendster.

from sandee
1. Where do you hang your towel to dry after showering?
- a metal rod in the bathroom

2. What kind of mouse pad do you have?
- none. the one i used before is in the trash can

3. Do you brush your hair with a comb or a brush?
- brush at home. but when i'm out of the house, i use a comb.

4. In your opinion, who do you think is the hottest celebrity?
- johnny depp. yenna will agree with me. hehe

5. You have a project due tomorrow, do you use tape or glue?
- it depends on the kind of project.

6. Chicken or pork?
- porky-porky. with the taba.

7. By the time you get to school, is it still dark?
- before? all my classes are in the morning or afternoon. it's dark when i get home.

8. If you had a choice to be a unicorn or mermaid which would it be?
- mermaid. i'd love to be in the water. i'll just be stuck in trees if i'm gonna be a unicorn. ehe

9. What color is your underwear?
- um.. i think it's blue.

10. What time does the sun usually set?
- around 530 to 6 i guess.

11. What/who do you think of last before you go to sleep?
- an imaginary dog

12. AC or fan?
- electric fan

13. Do you wear braces?
- nope.

14. Can you do a hand stand?
- unfortunately, no. i can go as far as putting my hands to the ground. pushing my feet up is a different challenge.

15. If you were the opposite sex, how would you style your hair?
- clean cut. or semi-kal.

16. What level English are you in?
- i'm not sure. is there a level in english? every day is a learning experience for me, even for an english writer.

17. Jessica Simpson or Alba?
- ummm. alba?

18. Which subject is worse, English or Math?
- english. english has a lot of exceptions to the rules. 1+1 is always two, but well may be an adverb or adjective, depending on the usage. dibaaa. confusing.

19. What's one thing you really want to do this very moment?
- go to doulos. now na.

20. What movie are you embarrassed to admit you've watched
- umm. lastikman. gha.

21. CD player or iPOD?
- itunes. i don't have an ipod eh, though i have itunes in my phone.

22. Would you rather spin upside down going 30 miles or drop 400 ft. into
water?
- drop 400 feet into water. at least i have a "safe" landing. i can swim anyway.

23. Whats your favorite shape?
- circle. it's difficult to keep it perfect. :)

24. What do you have planned for the weekend?
- sleep and do worksheets. i might watch one episode of csi season 7

25. Have you ever gone ice skating?
- yeah. but i forgot how to balance myself. i balance with my butt on the glass.

26. If you were put in a room with nothing except for a pencil and paper, what would you do?
- write a story. or a poem. or a play.

27. Is it always easy finding your remote every time you want to watch TV?
- yeah. i own the remote at home. mwehehe

28. How was your day?
- sleepy. starbucks didn't help.

29. Do you grow your nails, bite or cut them?
- grow then cut.

30. Describe your handwriting:
- round and small.

31. Do you consider yourself a stalker?
- i can be a stalker for a day. more of "researcher". hehe

32. Do you bruise easily?
- nope. not really.

33. There`s nothing on TV except Barney and Japanese news what do you do?
- i won't watch. tipid pa sa kuryente.

34. Do you know more then 3 myspace codes?
- no. i don't use myspace eh, though i have an account.

35. You got a essay due, you either can type or write in pen, which will it be?
- type. the essay will most probably be submitted printed out.

36. Do you wear jeans to relax at home?
- nope. i wear good 'ol shorts.

37. Describe yourself using three words:
hyper, creative, hungry

38. Do you use deodorant?
- yeahp

39. Do you like ice in your drink?
- it depends on the drink. if i'm on iced starbucks, well duh, you need ice for that. it's ok for me to have ice in my soda. but i prefer it fresh from the fridge. water.. i want it cold, without ice.

from thirdy
1. How tall are you barefoot?
ummm. 4'2''? i don't know.

2. have you ever smoked heroin?
na. i don't even know how it looks like

3. Do you own a gun?
baril-barilan

5. Do you get nervous before "meeting the parents"?
i don't have the "other".

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
i want them hot. pangit lasa pag galing ng ref.

7. What's your favorite Christmas song?
believe by josh groban. mwehehehehe

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
milk

9. Can you do push ups?
i can.. but my arms will be shaking while doing them

10. Is your bathroom clean?
yeah.

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
pearl earrings from my mom

12. Do you like painkillers?
yes. especially when i have my monthly period.

13. What is your secret weapon to lure someone you like?
um.. i'll smile and crack jokes?

14. Do you hate any of your exs?
i don't have EXs.

15. Do you have a dog?
i used to have two dogs. they're buried somewhere in our backyard.

16. Middle name?
vitasa :D

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
doulos, sleep, kyle xy

18. what's your normal bed time?
lately, i have to be in bed by 10. when i was in college, 1 pm was my sleeping time.

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink:
water
apple juice (the real one, not the zesto type)
milk

20. What time did you wake up today?
ten to six am

21. Current worry?
finishing the worksheets for work

23. Current hate?
a certain guy na makulit

24. Favorite place to be?
ateneo

25. Least favorite place to be?
beside annoying people

27. Do you own slippers?
of course

28. What shirt are you wearing be specific?
a blue spag and a white bolero

29. Do you burn or tan?
tan i guess.

30. Favorite color(s)?
blue and pink

31. would you be a pirate?
why not. if my man-pirate would be johnny depp. but i want to be a jedi. *wonnggg wonngggg*

32. Last time you kissed somebody?
this morning. mom and dad.

33. What songs do you sing in the shower?
anything josh groban. lately, it's "now or never"

34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?
transformers. haha i was scared of them.

35. What's in your pockets right now?
nothing.

36. Last thing/person that made you laugh?
people from galileo

37. Best bed sheets you had as a child?
my green blanket. i'm using it till now.

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
um.. worst? a boil. it's not even an injury.

39. If you could cheat on your spouse, would you?
of course not.

40. Are your parents still together?
of course. soon to be 22 years!

41. Who is your loudest friend?
missy maramara. :D i think i followed her footsteps.

42. Who is your most silent friend?
danielle. over sa tahimik.

43. Does someone hate you?
hate's a strong word. but i can't deny that i have enemies.

44. Do you wish on shooting stars?
no. but i am amazed when i see shooting stars.

45. What is your favorite book?
olive's ocean by kevin henkes

46. What is your favorite candy?
candy.. candy... um.. skittles?

47. What song do you want to be played at your wedding??
songs by josh groban or any love song from musicals. i don't want the typical love songs.

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
josh groban parin. ehehe.

49. What were you doing 12 AM last night?
watching american idol.

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
"huwwwuuuhtaymeezeeet?" *yawn*

still from my cousin thirdy

Do you drink milk?
yep. every morning.

Do you prefer apple or orange juice?
apple. the real apple juice ha.

How often do you check your email?
every day. every hour.

What's the nearest food to you right now?
a starbucks frappe.

Do you know what a plecostamous is?
uhh. *checks kuya wiki* it isss a catfish.

Have you ever watched a sunrise rise over the ocean?
not yet. my friends and i were supposed to wait for the sunrise. but we were looking at the west. nice.

How many messages are in your inbox/outbox on your phone?
68 messages

Do you prefer wooden or mechanical pencils?
mechanical pencils. i won't need to sharpen them

Do you have one best friend, or a lotta good friends?
both. :D

Do you enjoy breaking hearts?
it depends whose hearts are those. hhahaha. joke. of course not.

Do you say 'ya'll', 'you guys', 'dudes', or something else when addressing?
i address drex with dude. guys with my friends. :)

Have you ever waved at someone who was waving at you, only to realize they
waved to someone else?
haha it has happened a lot of times already.

Do you take baths or showers?
baths. :) we don't have a heater in our shower so i use the old fashion tabo-balde.

Does anyone have the keys to your heart?
not yet. find the right one.

Have you ever had to run for your life?
not yet. pero i love to run.

Have you ever been to a family reunion?
a lot of times.

If your lover cheated on you...
goodbye. i hope you don't cheat on her too.

If you could hug one person right now, who would it be?
umm. pwede dalawa??

When you say "often" do you pronounce the "T" or leave it silent?
silent. offen.

Do you close your eyes on roller coasters?
hahaha. yeah.

Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?
any will do.

Do you believe in ghosts?
naaaah.

Do you consider yourself creative?
yes.

Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie?
jennifer aniston. beh to angelina jolie. nakaw.

Do you stay friends with your ex?
if there was an ex... pwede rin.

Do you like Sushi?
nope. eeek.

What do you wear to bed?
a shirt and a pair of shorts

what shoe size do you have?
6 and a half. 7 if i'm on rubber shoes

Do you truly hate anyone?
no. hate's a strong word.

If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be?
josh groban. HAHAHAHA. joke.

What food do you find disgusting?
um...insects.

Do you sing in the shower?
all the time

Have you ever stood up for someone you hardly knew?
i can't remember

Have you ever been punched in the face?
not yet. sa braso lang. c/o edlyn. haha

What are the things you couldn't afford to leave behind on a vacation?
a swimming suit

If you had 24 hours to live, what would you do?
swim with my friends and family

What do you do when you can't fall asleep?
i close my eyes and imagine a play in my head

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promise

i promise...

you.

that i will do my best and my part to complete your efforts. :D

i want it to happen. talaga. prom da botom op mah harrt.








an yumi speaks cryptic again.

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isn't it ironic? i love it.

>> Thursday, January 18, 2007

because i had a great night last night with the FA Fest, i decided to be all girly-girly today.

i donned on a skirt and butterfly-designed white shoes to work.

i did my usual morning routine: breakfast, bring a book (a borrowed 'eldest' from jace), ride the mrt to work.

normal day.

naaah. ironic morning.

i got a good spot in the mrt, somewhere in the middle of the first coach, right below the aircon. i held the book in one hand, and held the straps with the other. i felt so light because of the skirt that i didn't notice the train malfunctioning per station.

then i got a text from my grade school friend, migs.

"good morning! hope you have a nice day!"

i was supposed to reply with, "mukhang masaya ka ngayon ah!" when the train completely stopped and the lights went off. the loud speakers went on saying, "labas po tayo. pasensya na po, may diperensya po yung tren. hintayin nalang po natin yung susunod na tren. pasensya na po."

the train was filled with exasperated sighs. everyone was going to work and they were running late, then this train breaks down in the middle of ortigas. good thing the train was able to make it to shaw. THANK GOD WE DIDN'T WALK ON THE TRACKS.

i kept my cool. i didn't want the incident to ruin my skirty-skirty day.

the shaw platform was filled with people. people holding cellphones -- either texting their boss that they'll be late, or texting someone to pick them up from this unexpected morning -- stared the big digital clock tick it's way to eight o'clock; everyone wanted to ride the train. immediately.

but everyone (or at least those who rides the mrt regularly) knows that shaw station is a big no-no to accommodate a lot of people. everyone knows that by cubao, the train is jumpacked with sardines from the ocean. adding more pushy tuna in the train will sink the boat. (the boat is sinking, group yourselves into..... 5000!!)

i put on my music and called my boss to tell her that i'll most probably be late. i read a few chapters from the book until i was squished left and right from the girls who pushed their way towards the mrt doors.

i don't know. the morning was just so irritating, but i didn't crumple my forehead in annoyance. it's the magic of the skirt. amen. maybe it's the josh groban in my ears and the book in my hand, i smiled when people made a mini stampede in front of the doors. everything can't be perfect everyday.

after ten trains that passed by, i was pushed inside a train. finally. i didn't move a foot muscle when i entered the train. i went with the flow. literally. i tried to push back because i had to make way to those who'll get down in shaw. the magic of the skirt. i felt so light.

i arrived 8:17, two minutes late from the grace period. it doesn't matter anymore, i survived an ironic morning. i guess migs was right, it was a good morning after all.

i shall treat myself with a cup of starbucks. :D yey!

the magic of the girly-girly skirty-skirty.

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KISS KISS KISS

>> Wednesday, January 17, 2007

listening to the forbidden questions has been a habit for us here in the office. today's episode was so interesting and luis alandy gave the most honest answers.

AND HE EVEN KISSED MOJO JOJO ON THE LIPS!!!

it's not just any other kind of kiss, it was a torrid hot kiss. everyone in the dj's booth was screaming and had their cameras and phones out to take a video of it. i'm gonna wait for those videos to be uploaded on youtube. i can imagine the shock on everyone's face when luis didn't hesitate to kiss the gay dj. haha wonderful.



the questions and answers of luis alandy may be found here. just click the link.

i'm glad he was the one who broke up with roxanne barcelo. i know, she's my schoolmate in high school.. but yeah, i'd side with luis in the break-up.

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JOB OPENING

>> Tuesday, January 16, 2007

1. Part-time teachers for Sacred Heart School Sun Valley
- teach during the summer
- three times a week, four hours a day

- teach during june to march
- 8 am to 12nn only
- monday to friday

- salary: 350 a day
(leave a comment and i will refer you to Mrs. Christine Juan)


2. English Teachers for Galileo Enrichment Learning Program
- will teach english program to preschool to grade school children
- must possess bachelor's degree in educ, english or any related course
- proficient in english
- must enjoy working with children
- full time
- willing to work in the Makati area


3. Math Teachers for Galileo Enrichment Learning Program
- will teach math program to preschool to gradeschool children
- must possess bachelor's degree in educ, math or any related course
- proficient in math
- must enjoy working with children
- full time
- willing to work in Makati area

applicants must send their resume to info@galileoenrichment.com or bring them to our makati office, 5/f goodwill corporate center, 393 sen gil puyat ave, makati city. look for jocel sumaway or call 890-2509

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this is not a meme

you are a BIG bottle of molasses.


why molasses?

there are three liquids. molasses, alcohol, and water. what will be their placement in an empty cup?

again. why molasses?

think mad science.




(ghed, i miss mad science. i miss everyone and the wacky backstage blues before shows. ehehe)

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NEW LOOK

>> Saturday, January 13, 2007

yeahyeahyeah. after months of having a beach-y layout, i finally have a new layout. i edited some parts, like the header picture and the size of the entries.

life is a long journey. come ride with me.

beware, i don't know how to drive.... yet.

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how to spot a real man

1. a real man doesn't necessarily know how to play basketball.
2. a real man does cry even when in front of a girl
3. a real man does wear pink without hesitation
4. a real man never fights without any reason
5. a real man doesn't have lots of girlfriends
6. a real man has respect for girls
7. a real man is a gentleman

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test

>> Friday, January 12, 2007

The Five Love Languages

My primary love languages are probably
Physical Touch and Quality Time.

Complete set of results

Physical Touch: 8
Quality Time: 8
Acts of Service: 7
Words of Affirmation: 4
Receiving Gifts: 3


Information

Unhappiness in relationships, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. Sometimes we don't understand our partner's requirements, or even our own. We all have a "love tank" that needs to be filled in order for us to express love to others, but there are different means by which our tank can be filled, and there are different ways that we can express love to others.

Take the quiz

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MORE FINE ARTS PLAYS!

>> Thursday, January 11, 2007

please do watch the fine arts seniors' plays. here are two of their posters.

miyo sta maria's showcase:




PH chua's showcase:




lovely, i love them so much. i REAAAAALY want to watch. but i get off from work by 6 pm. i've had a leave already so i can't afford to have another one.

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REVOLUTION REVELATION

>> Wednesday, January 10, 2007

it's another year for a fine arts festival! come and visit!



all events will be at Ateneo de Manila University, the whole week of January 15-20.

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KISS

8:49 am
come on hero angeles, kiss mojo jojo!

8:55 am
DANG. WHY'D YOU TAP OUT? HAHAHAHAHA!



orayt. i forgot what i was supposed to write. all because of that confessions on 89.9 :D

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*shrug*

>> Monday, January 08, 2007

i won't be sorry about it.

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come on board

>> Friday, January 05, 2007

bringing yumi to a (floating) bookstore (e.g. m/v doulos) is bad for her health.

i was one of the few who lined up an hour before the boat opened its dock doors to visitors. with a 10-peso ticket in hand, i excitedly climbed up the stairs to the famous floating bookstore, m/v doulos.




i didn't care about the heat. money in my bag, shopping basket in my hand, i feasted my eyes on the books.

a few feet from the entrance, my basket was full already. i couldn't take another step because i was holding too many books. i had to let go of some books (noooo!!!) to give way to my budget. everything was cheap. there's this book that costs around 700 pesos in national book store. i saw a copy on deck and it was priced at 150. as a greedy book collector, i grabbed everything my eyes saw.

i said i'm gonna buy books for christmas gifts. i only bought two books to give away. the selfish yumi book collector was all over the scene.

we checked out the books, bought ice cream, and looked at the bill. we spent over 8 thousand pesos for books. whaaattt?? i wasn't even half done! they'll be staying till the 22nd so i'm gonna spend my next salary money on buying more books, even if it means going broke and sacrificing my starbucks diet.


my wallet is screaming "no more", but yumi will go back there no matter what!!!

1 thou will bring you happiness.
2 thou will bring you bliss
3 thou will bring you ecstacy
4 thousand will bring you insanity
5 thousand will make you break into an 'addict sweat'
6 thousand will propel you to kill for books
7 thousand will force you to become a TNT on that boat
8 thousand will call security to drag you off the boat
no matter how much you spend, you will never reach heaven unless you work there or buy the whole ship!

you book lovers really have to visit. do or die. oh yeah, arm yourselves with a fat wallet.

i will post pics in my multiply as soon as my internet connection is nice to me.

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national proposal

>> Wednesday, January 03, 2007

the elections are coming on may. do we know who to choose?

i really fear for our country. actors and actresses are running for the government posts and they are likely to win because their faces are plastered on our tv sets. but are they really worth our votes? is the phrase 'i want to help in the development of our country' enough to save us from poverty?

the minimum requirements for candidacy are:
1. must be a natural-born filipino citizen
2. can read and write
4. 40 years old and above

that's it. it means anyone can run for government posts. how are we going to focus on development and excellence if our leaders can only read and write? comprehension is not even part of the requirements. a janitor needs at least a high school diploma to be employed. sweeping floors need a high school diploma. but to be a president, you can just at least know your abc's.

sad, isn't it?

therefore, i formulate a proposal for citizens who would want to run.

1. the candidates should file an essay of intent. it may be in english or in any dialect.
2. the candidates should at least know the basic rules of the constitution. (thinking of it again, they should know the constitution.) meaning, they must take a test on the constitution. it's time to put those writing and reading skills to test. besides, they would deal with the constitution when they get that coveted seat in the government.
3. they must submit a list of projects they would focus and prioritize
4. they must go through a series of comprehension essays about possible issues that they would face as a public official
5. they must have a mission and vision for the country

platforms are not enough. the platforms are general (e.g. help the poor, eradicate poverty, etc) the candidates must learn that the masses aren't the only people in the country. the employed are the ones paying the taxes, and the taxes are the source of their salaries. they must not give their full attention in giving what the masses need. i'm not saying that they should neglect the poor, but they should not devote their attention in pleasing the poor.

elections are near. i hope that someday in the future (soon) we would have really competent candidates that we would be proud of. we need more rizal-like attitudes and less of the bonifacio-attitude. we should learn that rallies are not worth the fight.

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three blades, three notes

>> Tuesday, January 02, 2007



did you know that hugh jackman was originally a stage actor in australia?

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official working day

and i'm back in our freezer-like office.

orayt. and i promise to work today. promise. no dilly-dallying. gotta start now. hafta finish my quota today! (what's my quota, anyway?)

YEY! i'm on DSL powers! i hope the internet at home is on it's normal dial-up speed. i have pictures to upload there. unless i buy a USB cable and transfer the pictures from my computer at home to my computer here in the office. sayang naman if i save the pictures on cd. i don't havce 700mb worth of pics to upload. just around 12 mb or so.

and as i told my british friend, matthew, "i would, most likely, go to starbucks today." :P

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math is emo

>> Monday, January 01, 2007

Math tells us three of the saddest love stories:

1. Tangent lines who had one chance to meet and then parted forever.


2. Parallel lines who [are going the same direction but] were never meant to meet. (italics mine.)


3. And asymptotes who can get closer and closer but will never be together.



ayan, i provided visual aids to those who need to refresh their memory on mathematical terms. :P

enough of the emo-ness.

HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS!!! HERE'S TO A FRESH NEW START!


2007, here i come!

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