Friday, December 31, 2010

My 2010

    As the year comes to an end, I find myself itching to post something on my blog. Well, what else to write about other than the past year and th upcoming new one.Well so what happened? In a nutshell, it was a roller coaster ride though I've never ridden a roller coaster before.

    I think 2010 was all about friends. the show, and the real ones. My roommate and I started going Gaga over FRIENDS, although we've watched it before like a million times already. In the case of real friends, well they're my life. I've said it before and I'll say it again; I'll do anything for my friends. And 2010 must be a testament to that.

    Most of my time, I think 80% of my year was spent with my friends. 2010 opened by giving me new friends. Friends that I will treasure for life. I think these are the people I am most thankful for this year. And though 2010 took away some friends along the way, I still am thankful. I don't think I could've survived 2010 without these guys.

    Amidst all the classes, deadlines, work, drunken nights, laughtrips, fights and everything good and bad. Here's to the coming years that we'll spend together drunk or sober. <3

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 13 → A fictional book

      I still remember the first time I read this book (e-book actually). It was July 22, 2007, the day after my friend Pauline's debut. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released worldwide the day before, and since my parents never paid for my book addiction, I didn't get a copy.

      After the party, I slept over Mariel's house. Just before I went back to my dorm in UP, our friend Pot-pot PMed us on YM asking confirming with us if he got a real e-book copy of the book. We hurriedly called up Michi, who bought a copy the day before, and asked her to read to us the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book. As we read along with Michi, we started screaming as we realized we indeed got a real copy of the book.

      As soon as I got back in my dorm room, I hurriedly borrowed my roommate's laptop to read the book and have all my questions answered. I hardly slept that Sunday night. Good thing there was no class the next day. I think it was one of former Pres. Arroyo's SONAs. And FYI, that was the first-time I ever read an e-book. And I have no intention of reading another e-book again in my life. I feel like it's cheating if I don't read the actual book.

      I finished the book on Monday afternoon. I remember crying for Dobby and Snape. The way J.K. Rowling wrote the final book has left me a mixture of joy and sadness. Until now I still can't believe that it's over... and that in a few days, the whole world of Wizardry will come one step closer to its end. That this will be the second to the last time I will get to see Ron, Hermione and Harry together. And that soon, a part of my childhood also comes to an end.

For neither can live while the other survives.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy

      Today is PACQUIAO DAY. The whole Philippines' will stop living their lives for a couple of hours to see if Pacquiao attempts to take another title for himself... and the Philippines, I guess. Roads will be empty and the whole country will look like Twilight Zone, except that it's the middle of the day.

      Just like Pacquiao's previous fights, my Dad got Pay-per-View and is hosting another Pacquiao Party here in our house. My relatives and a bunch of my Dad's friends are coming over for lunch and a couple of drinks. And as usual, my Dad's all fired up preparing for the fight and keeping himself busy cooking food for everyone. In a couple of hours, our house will be full of men, guys, shouting at the TV like there's no tomorrow.

     I've never seen any of Margarito's fights, but people are betting that it's going to be a win for Pacquiao. I don't consider myself a fan, but I have to admit that the guy really is good. He's arrogant and him being a Congressman doesn't add to his "pogi points" to me either. There's this part of me that wants him to lose this fight, just to see the people's reaction, but I'm kinda dreading it, 'coz my Dad's gonna be mad as hell. Haha

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

first day of class

      I've always loved FIRST DAY OF CLASS. You know why?
  • I get to see my friends again.
  • Classes don't really start on the first day off class.
  • Since classes don't really start yet, I end up spending the day at the mall with friends.

      So, to commemorate my love for the first day of class, here is an account of my day.

  7:00AM My Jap 12-13 class was my only class that day. He was also my professor in my Jap 10-11 class, so I already expected him to conduct class right then. Although I've been dreading that moment since I already forgot my lessons back in Summer, it wasn't so bad at all! Hahaha

  10:00AM Since we didn't have class in LIS 131, I met up with Mariel and Bex beside Main Lib and waited for Bex while she paid her tuition. While waiting for Bex, Mariel and I bonded about stupid boys who cannot get over something that happened 2 years ago. Hahahaha

  12NN Went to Trinoma with Mariel and Bex for lunch and a movie. I tried the Pork Picatta with Spaghetti Marinara at Bigoli since they didn't have chicken (BLAH!). And you know what, it wasn't so bad.:) The melted cheese oozes out when you cut the thing and it was awesome!

  1:20PM Watched Due Date which starred Robert Downey Jr. and that Zack guy from The Hangover. It was so hilarious, I think our brain cells died afterwards. Hahaha RDJ was so hot and gwapo even after he got so banged up from all the crap they went through in the movie. And with those sunglasses!?! ACK.

  3:30PM Stopped at AstroVision and McDonalds to check out DVDs then had ice cream for the ride back in UP. What a way to end our day.:) But then, who would've thought that my day still wasn't over.

  5PM When I got home, my Torrent download of The Social Network was just about to finish, so I readily watched it. Mark Zuckerberg is the man! I'd really like to meet him and all. Oh, and Andrew Garfield is sooooooooo HOT! I know I'm not much of a Facebook person, but the movie was so awesomely made. The lines were so well-written and the casting was great. Cudos to the guys who made the movie.

  7:30PM Went back to Trinoma for an impromptu dinner with the Gang at Kenny Rogers. Kikai was forcing Alvee to watch Paranormal Activity 2 with her and for some reason, Kikai ended up buying all 6 of us tickets Miggy, Alvee, Jobo, Me, Kikai, Don (in order of sitting arrangement). While waiting for the movie to start, we hung out at Timezone and played a bunch of silly games. Hahaha Oh, and we discovered that Davao people rock at Dance Dance Revo. They probably skipped class in High School to play. LOL

  10PM So the time for Paranormal Activity 2 came up and although we were scared shitless the whole time, we survived it! HA! I probably spent half of the time covering my eyes and all, and sympathizing with the dog 'coz she looked like one of our dogs Sparky. They were of the same breed, Belgian Malinois. The movie was actually better than I thought. I was afraid that the sequel would just be a lame attempt for a movie franchise, but it was actually good. The connection they provided with the first movie didn't suck either. And the soundtrack, it was awesome! I think the movie's overall success relied on the soundtrack being so effective. So good!

  11:30PM Finally went home with Alvee and watched the latest episode of HIMYM to erase the memory of the movie before I sleep... and you know what, it worked! I slept like a baby last night and was even this morning for my LIS 199 class. I was so late I ended up going straight to the LISSA Tambayan instead of coming to class. Hahaha

      To sum up my day, it was Legen... dary. Spent the whole day having fun with friends, ate good food and watched great movies. I hope the rest of the semester will be this much fun. ASA! But still.. LOL

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


We used to be inseparable. We used to tell each other everything. We used to know what the other is thinking all the time. We used to know whether to tease the other or not. We used to know everything about each other.. But now I don't know a thing about you. You don't know a thing about me. It's like we've never met each other. It sucks how different we used to be. You seem like a completely different person... and yet you're still you. Everything seems the same.. Except us.

I miss us. I miss the way I can talk to you about anything... everything. I guess it's never gonna be the same again. I miss you... I miss the way we used to be. I miss us. I miss my bestfriend.

Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently

      My friends and I drink and eat a lot. This I think is a known fact, especially to the people who see us roaming around school. It's kind of our bonding thing... especially drinking. So eventually, most of our pictures are usually taken in a restaurant or a bar.

PJC & Co., Drew's Katipunan 09-09-2010

      This picture was taken during one of our nights out, the barkada. I remember this was the week after Paula left for the States and Daph's first night out with the barkada. Lots of people got drunk... fast. Hahaha

      Tomorrow will be the start of enrollment for the second semester. Gonna see my friends after weeks of seclusion at home. Haha And it so happens that it's going to be a Wednesday. You know what that means... Gotta get my camera ready. :D

Monday, November 1, 2010

Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago

      Although it doesn't really show with my present attitude, my parents actually raised me as a very girly girl. My Mom used to always dress me up in curls and girly dresses to school and church. My cousins and I used to wear dresses every Christmas or there's a family thing.

      I know I always hang out with guys and all. I've never been one of those girly girls who cover their mouths when they laugh either.

Coronation Night, I was 7 y/o.

      I remember when I was in first grade, my Mom entered me in this school competition.. Mr. and Ms. San Ramon. Hahaha It's kind of a thing in my family, that we all enter that same competition once in our lives. All my cousins did it... my Kuya did, and so did my little brother. I didn't win though. I only got 1st runner-up and the award for Ms. Talent. (isipin mo yun!XD) Hahaha

      But the thing was, when the parade day came, my float or whatever they called it was bigger and taller than the one the winner was gonna ride on. You see, my Mom was such a stage Mom those days, she asked my Lola's boy (sa farm) to cut off the roof of his tricycle and then had a metal arc welded instead. The arc was then covered with white and yellow balloons so it was really tall. To our surprise on parade day, the winner only had a tri-bike that was decorated with crepe paper and cartolina as a float. And since I was to go before hers, she was the last on the line. The people we passed by didn't see her float 'coz mine was covering hers. Hahaha

      See, even if I didn't win, I still got the last laugh. LOL

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Someday... my prince will come.

      It's not that I'm unhappy, don't get me wrong. I have an awesome life. I have great friends, family... my Dad treats me like a princess. I mean, I have nothing to complain. Compared to other people, I'm one hell of a lucky girl actually. Though sometimes, I want to be someone else's princess and not just my Dad's.

      It's just that there are days when I stop and wonder how nice it would be to have someone. Not just someone like a friend... I look at my friends, and I see love. I know that whatever happens, they got my back. I can count on them whenever I need them. But there are those moments that I want to share with someone and not just a friend, someone special.

      Phoebe (FRIENDS) once said that Rachel was Ross' lobster. And that lobsters only have one love in their entire life. And that sometimes, you'll see old lobster couples walking holding claws. Well, the thing is... I want my lobster.♥

      Alright, I'm not making sense here so I'll just stop. LOL

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 09 → A photo you took

    Around 8 months ago, me and a few of my friends went to the Paramore Concert in SM Mall of Asia. I was with Michi, Alvee and Kikai. We were, are huge Paramore fans and we have been waiting for years for Paramore to come to the Philippines. We wouldn't have missed it for the world.

    The thing was, Ticketworld, the concert's promoter only sold Bronze, Silver and Gold tickets to the public... no VIP. So my friends and I bought the best tickets, Gold for P4000 each. We were so psyched about it, we bought our tickets 3 months before the actual show. We wouldn't want to leave it to chance. We planned our day weeks ahead. Michi and I had class 'til 2:30pm so Alvee will wait for us to go to MOA, and Kikai who had class 'til 4pm will just have to come later. I already attended 2 concerts (Eraserheads and Katy Perry with Alvee) in MOA, so I knew that we had to be there early to be get to be in front of the crowd.

    A few days before the concert, I found out from an orgmate that there were VIP Tickets available through connections and all. It was a pity, 'coz we already bought our tickets and my friend couldn't get us free tickets either. The day came of the concert, and as we lined up for the gates, we were surprised that the VIP and GOLD tickets had the same gate -- no division. So basically, it didn't matter whether you paid P4,000 or P10,000. As long as you get in line early, you get a good view of the stage. So yay for us!:D


    It was such an awesome experience that night. When the concert was done, we were sweating like pigs after being smashed up against the rest of the crowd. But hell, we didn't care. We had so much fun that we didn't give a damn how long we had to walk just to get to Michi's Dad's car and all.

    Taylor York and Hayley Williams were just a few steps away from us. From that night on, I knew that I wouldn't settle for cheap concert tickets. I now know the difference and how it would feel to be that close. If I ever go to another concert with cheap seats, I would know what I would be missing. Which only means one thing - I gotta save up more money to afford those expensive concert tickets!

You can't be too careful anymore
When all that is waiting for you
Won't come any closer
You've got to reach out a little more

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad

    As All Souls Day comes near, we remember the ones we lost over the years. It's one of those days that even though we try to so hard to forget the past and move on, we can't help but feel all those things we try to escape from on that day.

    It has been more than a year since my cousin Grace lost her battle to Cancer. She was almost 19 when she passed away. We were like sisters - me, Grace and her sister Analyn. We were the "bunsos" of the family. Analyn was born 1988, I was born 1989 and then Grace 1990. We girls used to have the same clothes. Every Christmas time our families would go Christmas shopping and our moms would buy us matching somethings, like Minnie Mouse shirts or sandals, or whatever was in that year. We were inseparable, us three.

last family outing with Grace (the one at the back, on a wheelchair)

    This picture was taken May 24, 2009, two weeks before she died. Our family used to go swimming every New Year and during the summer when we were young. As we grew up, our lives moved on and we never got to do that again. And then that summer, Grace said she wanted to go swimming and so we went.:) It was as if we were kids again, plus the booz. LOLThat was our last picture with Grace before she passed.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy

    There is one thing I guess that you have to know about me. Friends are everything to me. Maybe it's a pathological thing of mine that I'm afraid to be alone. That's why I do everything to keep my friends around. I don't know, it's just that when I get close to someone, it's gonna be very hard for me to let go of them...not in a bad way. It's just that true friends are hard to find and I try my best to keep them at arms reach. :)

    Even I can't explain it. I even chose my friends over a guy before. Hahaha Turned out to be the right decision. And since then, I don't know. At some point, a thought came up to me that the reason why I've been single for so long is that I surround myself with my friends too much that I fail to see other things or intentions of guys around me. Does that make sense? But then, who cares? I'm happy!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy

    Today is closet cleaning day. This morning, our Yaya told me to clean up my closet and select clothes that I don't wear anymore to give away... Apparently she got fed up with my overflowing clothes that no longer fit in my 2 huge cabinets. Haha I usually do this every 1 or 2 years, 'coz I gain and gain weight as time passes so I really have to get rid of them. LOLz. Although I still keep some of them *dreaming* that one day, they'll all fit me again... just like my little black dress I bought 2 1/2 years ago.
  Take note: these clothes don't include the ones I have back in my boarding house in UP... so all in all, I have twice more clothes.XD

  After 3 hours of afternoon heat and labor, I finally finished selecting and sorting my clothes. I was mortified how much clothes I don't get to wear anymore. Even more mortified when I saw clothes I don't even remember buying. Hahaha And OMG I have what-were-you-thinking kind of clothes.. I was like, what in the world was I thinking, spending money on that crap! As in... UGH Hahaha

  But I also noticed that like 80% of the clothes I don't wear anymore are the ones my Mom bought without me... as in without consulting me first. I keep on telling her not to buy my clothes without me unlesss she's super sure I'd like them. Just 2 weeks ago she bought another top I'm not sure about yet. Haha I still gotta try it out before judgment. Haha

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 05 → Your favorite quote

    Before you get started, I'd like to clear things up. This is nothing romantic. I found this a couple of months ago(?) on tumblr and posted it on my plurk account. It's not that I'm depressed or what. It's just that when I saw this, a bunch of stuff and people came up to me all of a sudden. I don't know how to explain it, but that's that. Maybe my old posts in my old blog can explain some of it, but hell...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 04 → Your favorite book

  Oh God, this is like the toughest question anyone can ever ask me. With all the books that I've read, and some mine, some borrowed, some of them I don't remember reading anymore, I can't take a pick of just one book. It's like asking a kid what his favorite candy is... it's that hard. I don't think there are words to express how I love books and reading. I once spent half of my paycheck on books. See the proof

My books so far..

  Many people may not agree with me, but books are treasures. I've always wanted to have my own library that houses all the books I've read and love. My parents never indulged this hobby/love of mine, saying that my reading gets in the way of school... which is most of the time true, 'coz whenever I start reading a book and get into it, I don't stop 'til I finish it.

  One example of that is The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I don't know if it's my favorite book, it's definitely in my list. My bestfriend Mariel recommended it to me, to us barkada upon coming across it in Fully Booked a couple of years back. So the book went around us, each getting her chance to read it. I think I was the last one to get it among us, and I remember that was the day before my Physics exam. I wasn't supposed to finish it that night, given that I needed to allot time to study for my exam. But then, books always trumps school. The writing was so good I ended up staying up all night reading the book in one sitting. I remember crying my eyes out as the sun came up, with just a couple of hours before my exam.

I loved it so much I bought my own copy

  The book introduced me to one of my most loved characters, Henry. He is my fictional knight-in-shining-armor. He's the love of my fictional life. He's no dazzling vampire nor rough werewolf. He's a time traveling librarian who loves to read. People may say that it's just a typical love story, but it really is not. There's so much more to it than that. I've only read his book once, if not twice and I don't think I can ever read it again without frying my tear ducts just like the first time.

  I don't consider e-books as books. I've never been a fan of them. I prefer the old-school flipping of pages as you read.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 03 → Your favorite television program

Do you even have to ask? I mean come on..


There was this time that my roommate and I watched the whole series together, and since then every time we say "I KNOW", we do it just like how Monica says it. And whenever someone says "How you doin'?", no matter how it was said, we always end up laughing, remembering Joey. And I don't think I can ever eat sushi without having Ross' UNAGI face crossing my mind. I also swear that I will never name my daughter Princess Consuela Bananahammock. EVER! And OH MY GOD. How can anyone ever forget Janice, and her voice that made Chandler move to Yemen. Oh, and someday, I will find my Chandler Bing, who's grandmother is a tiny little bunny.<3

I've probably watched this show a gazillion times. I have the whole series in my computer, and everytime I see re-runs on TV I still watch them. I've probably memorized their lines already. My whole life will probably always have reference to FRIENDS. I don't think I can ever find another show that I love more than this.

Oh and I'm so happy Courtney Cox has her new show, Cougar Town wherein the other cast of FRIENDS come in the show as guests. So far, they've had Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston.. I can't wait to see what Matthew Perry's role is gonna be.. :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 02 → Your favorite movie

I first saw this movie when I was a little girl and I've loved it ever since. Maybe it's the hopeless romantic in me. I never get tired of it, I don't know why. Besides, I mean come on! RICHARD EFFING GERE!

Look, I guarantee there'll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you're the only one for me.


Hay, love. <3

Friday, October 22, 2010

TheBeehive.: The very first TheBeehive giveaway!

TheBeehive.: The very first TheBeehive giveaway!: "Hello everyone! Here's the very first TheBeehive giveaway! A viper ring! I'm giving this away because it's too big for me. I am a size 16-17..."

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 01 → Your favorite song

&nbdsp Let's get it on! To start off with this meme, I'd like to share with you my current favorite song. I've always dreamed of going and living in New York. It's my dream city, just like my roommate Alvee's London. I wanna live there and watch Broadway shows anytime I want. All in all, my life revolves around this dream and I'd do anything just to get there. I don't care what I do, just get there. So here goes Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys with Jay-Z.

In New York,
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There's nothing you can't do,
Now you're in New York,
These streets will make you feel brand new,
The lights will inspire you,
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New York

30-day Meme

Copied this 30-day blogging meme Zeng posted in her blog. I've never actually tried doing one of these things. But then, no harm trying. :)

Day 01 → Your favorite song
Day 02 → Your favorite movie
Day 03 → Your favorite television program
Day 04 → Your favorite book
Day 05 → Your favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Group

    Let me tell you about this thing my orgmates and I call the WEDNESDAY GROUP.

    It all started out 3 weeks ago. Stoi texted everyone, asking for an impromptu inuman. Impromptu inumans are not that special actually, it's just that it was a Wednesday and finals were coming up. But school ain't stopping us from going out on a weekday. That was the first time we all went out. We had dinner at Kenny Rogers Katipunan, then Drew's, which was empty when we got there. We were the only ones in Drew's that night. Apparently we were the only delinquents who dared to go out drinking that night. Being the only onse in Drew's we got bored and decided to transfer to Sara's in KNL.

me, stoi, hazel, tong, wee

    As the night ended, we realized we were having so much fun that we had to do it again soon. That was the night the Wednesday Group was formed. We decided to make it a regular thing to meet up every Wednesday, drink and talk about anything under the sun. We talked about stupid boys yes boys talk about other boys too, professors we have no respect for, and generally anything that comes up to our crazy minds.

    Last week, word got out and more people joined in the group and so we held it in Tong's apartment rooftop. We like to call it Tong's World. The weather wasn't really cooperating though. We had to move our table at least 3 times because of the stupid rain that couldn't decide on whether it was going to pour or not. Maybe God was just playing with us, 'coz we were such fools to be drinking in the middle of finals week.

    This week, however, the semester is done and I have no business going back to Manila and staying there for an entire week. It's just that I promised my friends we'll still go out and not break the Wednesday streak. We first planned to do it on a Monday, since Tong, who usually is our host had to go home to Bicol on Wednesday. But then, stupid weather always gets in the way. For 2 days, typhoon Juan kept us down and indoors with its rain and strong winds, preventing us from doing our thing.

  But alas! Yesterday, Wednesday, the weather got better and we're alive! We decided to hold the weekly "meeting" in TS, jen's new place and have a little house party. We started drinking around 3pm, and although we only drank a bottle each of GSM Blue and The Bar, we were pretty high. We ended the night with a whole lechon manok and liempo that everybody appreciated so much. We ate like junkies high on weed. LOL

andoy, gm, me and stoi

    We had as much fun as we loved that chicken and liempo from Andoks(?). That much fun however left me lazy and sleepy all day today though. I spent half day rolled up in bed, recuperating. I guess there's a price to pay... Here's to the Wednesdays to come. :D

I'm not fine, I'm in pain
It's harder everyday
Maybe we're better off this way
It's better that we break