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