Friday, December 31, 2010

Addcited to Nagging by IU & Seulong

ah I just can't have enough of this song I've been listening to. It's NAGGING sung by IU & Seulong of 2AM.
IU


Oh my! I think I've been playing this for almost 5 times?? It's really captivating. I'm not so sure but I think I've first heard this from an anime or drama. [an OST I think!]I'm not so sure!



Anyway here's the amazing video from Billboard100KpopMnet of Youtube:





I'm starting to like them. When I say LIKE that means wait daily for updates about them. IU's voice is such a cutie. By the way I've also seen the translation of the lyrics in English! Really cute.



Just a little info about IU: IU (born Lee Ji-eun; May 16, 1993) is a South Korean singer.

Ok that was my 9th time playing it today!

And I'll listen to it again tomorrow.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Year End Post!



I haven't been posting lately. I've been too busy. And there were times that I opened Blogger, blog hop but never brought myself to type anything worth posting here. But now I've got a lot to tell. I don't even know how to start.

Christmas has just ended & I feel like I lost something to look forward to. You know like how I felt when the Harry Potter series ended![?] I felt like I lost someone.

haisstt..and now it's only 2 days before new year. The yuletide season atmosphere will soon be gone! [sigh - (!.!)]

another sigh.

sigh..

sigh.

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Anyway, my plan to make my whole family spend Christmas at my place here in Manila pushed through. They are all here. And this the first time I felt like living in a real 'home'. The first time I rush to finish office work because someone's waiting for me. Although we still have petty quarrels..I now find it amusing [unlike before, it was terrifying].

Again I can't help my sister feel 'left-out'. My parents treat me well. And I know my siblings are all jealous. Before I was longing for it. Now that it's here...I feel so awkward. I'm pretty much annoyed[?]

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2010 Goodbye! 2010 Hello!



best part of my 2010? hmm... That I continue to receive blessings that I sometimes don't deserve. Nothing very special. [uneventful] But I'm still very thankful.

A lot of heart aches & pocket aches because of the thesis. The company changed it's management so the last 2 quarters have been a period of adjustment. I fought with sister numerous times. Ma & Pa 'away bati'. My sister's shocking revelation.My plans being gradually set out!

a lot.. lemme think some more....
....... Being one handsome teacher's class favorite...CAT dissection..
..more blog followers..

and OH YEAH!! I forgot there's one highlight!

this year I've got to finally rent a whole house of my own. not just a room. I got to little by little provide the house necessities. Daig ko pa ang bagong kasal. Kailangan makapagpundar ng mga gamit. It's no joke.When I went out with my classmates..while they look for the latest phones I go to the 'Home' section looking for new furniture & things. While they budget their money to buy new clothes or accessories I budget my money for the electricity, food & gas. While they plan cheating their parents about the school expenses I take the parents' side & reprimand them about it. Through this I got to realize all the parents' effort to provide shelter to their children. When I happen to be into someone's house..I glance at the furnitures...the house structure, the appliances & etc..I calculate how much it must have cost them. Then at the end I always find my classmates..very lucky to be experiencing those without much hardship.

This year I've also replaced my cellphone 2 times.. the first one I bought last year got robbed by a 'holdaper' <--[another story] . The 2nd one I left in a taxi. It taught me to be practical. As long as a cellphone can send messages & call that's fine.

The New Year - 2011 looks promising. We [family] decided to settle down here to avoid the annoying people back in my hometown. We plan to start a new life away from that rotten neighborhood. Away from my father's greedy siblings.I hope & pray everything will work out for us!

It's not just me who'll suffer if I fail. It's all of us! I love to do this as much as I want to enjoy my life. So I really hope not to be deprived of my youth because of this.


HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Marty's



I'm almost about to leave...but I just want to note this here..(I dunno why but I kinda feel I have to)

..my colleague just gave me a pack of MARTY's



I immediately ripped it open to savor it's content. After a while I realized I couldn't finish it. So I just decided to bring it home for my two siblings. I just realized that's what I do very often. [always think of siblings when I have food]

and another realization occurred to me.

..that...

even though I always feel burdened by 'them'..even I complain so many times...still knowing they've eaten enough & they are safe consoles me.

I sometimes hate myself for 'acting strange' ...but 'blood' really dictates. What can I do but submit.[?]

[I never show my affection to them. So if they read this I'm dead. yucks! I hate mushy things.this is so not me]

anyway..off to go!

Happy Weekend!

Pre-defense na ng THESIS namin! huhu T.T

Help me Lord!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Where Am I Headed??



Where am I headed? -- I should know..since this blog's title is my journey.

I should be heading somewhere..Yes I am but I just don't know where.

This blog will serve as a memory lane!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pondering about Life from a Window Seat


I happened to accidentally ride an air-conditioned bus this 12 midnight. It was a bit drizzling & chilly. I don't usually take the air-con for few reasons..first money wise & second I easily feel nauseous there. (esp if I watch TV inside)





but anyway I was already there so I had no choice. Kasya pa naman pamsahe ko. I hate it when they use their TV's inside. I get to be tempted to watch as well..even though it makes me so dizzy.

The movie 2012 was playing...I couldn't help but keep glancing at the idiot box. I was more drawn to it when it was playing the EARTH's destruction starting from California.



As I was watching it...I have reflected on myself & my lifestyle. If I'm ready for such thing. I have planned a lot. I have avoided 'worldly' things to just stay focused on y goals. As a result I ended up a bit loner & indifferent to a lot of things. I am deprived of everything fun. I have asked myself if those sacrifice are worthy. and it was undoubtedly NO! NOT!




I have also realized that surely everything will come to an end. I have pondered deeply about life inside the bus while everybody was enjoying it.

When it was time for me to disembark I was genuinely grateful to GOD that I was setting my foot steps on to a solid concrete street.I was also a little surprised at myself.(coz you know in the movie...the streets were totally smashed to pieces.)

so there. Thank you Lord for the life you gave me. I may not be able to fully justify my existence but I am working hard on it.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

.panganib.




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Link(magbigay galang sa pag-aari ng iba)


Minsan..alam na natin ang panganib sa palagid pero iba pa rin talaga pag naranasan o muntikan mo nang maranasan.Nakakatrauma.tsk.tsk.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Treat for my Parents!!



My family is planning to spend the Christmas & New Year here in Manila. My father, mother & 4 other younger siblings will come to our newly rented house.

I've been thinking of something to gift my parents...and SPA suddenly came to mind. At first I was only planning to treat my Mom & myself but my sister suggested that I bring along my father.

magtatampo daw yun!

tama!

kapag tumatanda na talaga..mas nagiging matampuhin. Just like the last time I gave my mom a perfume. My father surprisingly asked for his 'gift' din!

Of course it came as a surprise coz my father is not really that kind of person..so pinagbigyan ko na lang din..muntikan na kong di makbalik ng Manila nun.(halos nasimot pera ko)

anyway...so SPA na nga!

My TL & another colleague experienced it so I inquired. They said it costed around 700 per person. It is in WENSHA in Roxas Boulevard. So kung tatlo kami..di kakayanin ng budget. Kaya sila na lang. sabi ko I'll just wait in the reception area.

So I started doing a research & below are what I've got.





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very nice facilities..so enticing.parang gusto ako din!!

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sabi nina TL eat all you can..kasama na jacuzzi, sauna at massage! ang saya! parang gusto ko na din talaga! kailangang mapagipunan to!

So I really hope matuloy to! I've long beenwanting to treat my parents for a day! Lord please bigay mo na samin to!


Reviews about WENSHA

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

ang hinagpis ng isang mapagmalaking kapatid.

Last Sunday my older sister & I had a row.

Maldita kasi ako! Tamad kasi siya!

It was just because as task I ask her to do.

by the way..my older sister & my younger brother are now living with me.
In short ako nagpapakain sa kanila & all..ako din lahat. AKo na isang simpleng working student lamang.

Kaya kadalasan di umaabot ang sahod ko bago ang sunod na salary day.

kaya ayun madalas ko sila nasisisi sa mga misfortune ko.
sabi ko, kung di ko lang siguro sila obligasyon...nagawa ko na lahat ng gusto kong gawin.

alam mo yun..di ako ang panganay pero parang ako ang tumatayong panganay. So sa lahat ng desisyon nasasapawan ko ang ate ko. At mas paborito din ako ng parents ko dahil sa matino ko daw na mga diskarte...kaya alam ko lahat ng karapatan...pribilehiyo ng isang panganay..pati na rin responsibilidad nasa akin na.


balik sa Last Sunday..

Last Sunday...uminit ulo ko..dahil sa isang task na pinagawa ko. Siguro I sounded so bossy kaya nagalit din siya. natapakan ang ego.

mali ko din.

ayun nag-way kami..nailabas ko din ang mga hinanakit ko...

like now supposedly last semester na ng college life ko..pero di pa din ako enrolled!

kasi panggastos na lang sa bahay.

almost 1 year ko na sila tinutulungan magkawork.
nagkawork nga sila pero di naman nagtatagal..so balik sakin...at hanap uli sila ng work, tulad ng sitwasyon ngayon.

naisumbat ko sa kanya lahat!! at alam ko ang sakit ko talagang magsalita. lalo pa yung mga salitang yun sa nakatatanda mong kapatid bibitawan??? hay naku..todo iyak siya. sabi ko sayo my words strike like a double-edged sword! sapul ang ego ng isang insecure, jobless older sister.

ako na si naging mayabang at mapagmalaki.

I know masama ako.

after nun she even attempted go astray! nakaready na siya..nagpupulbo na lang. sige pa din ako sa 'panenermon'

"kaya di ka magtrabaho kasi ganyan ugali mo." --- isa sa mapagmalaki kong pahayag.

The thought of my penniless sister walking the streets with her maleta haunted me. alam ko nipiso wala siya.

Ako ang talo sa mga ganitong pagkakataon kapag nakipagmatigasan ako. At ayun! The strong & cold facade I've put up suddenly melted down...buhos ang luha sa bahay.naiyak din ako! ano pa nga ba? tao lang din ako.

pagkatapos nun...inaya ko siyang kumain at nagSORRY ako.

not for the words I've mentioned (coz I know they are true) but for the manner I've uttered them.

She looked pathetic in my eyes..and I know the only way she can redeem herself from this kind of judgment my parents & I have for her is to have a decent job. I think through that..she'll be able to reclaim her title. And I'm trying hard to help her with that.

I just wish this works out pretty well.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Birthday Quotes




A lot of my colleagues celebrate their birthdays in November...so we all made different messages & collectively put in one form as a gift. However,It seemed like everyday a paper is rolling..which should immediately be filled in..So I had no choice but to rely on the Internet..

so here..I compiled some from different websites...



1. “How do you expect me to remember your birthday, when you never look any older? happy birthday!”





2. You think your special JUST because its your birthday today….
no way you’re special every day!!!

3. "You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime."

4. "Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."

5. Somebody told me yesterday, that that day was your birthday
But I decided to greet you today
You are so especial to me
And I need to greet you in a special way.
Happy Birthday

6. Birthdays are like boogers, the more you have the harder it is to breathe.

7. We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it.

8. You're another year older and another year wiser
So put your brain to work
And figure out there ain't no gift for you.

9. Two tips on your birthday:
a) Forget the past, you can't change it.
b.) Forget the future, you can make it.
c.) Forget the present, I didn't get you one.

10. You're not old until you can't read this writing anymore. (written in real small text)

11. Inside every older person is a younger person -
wondering what the hell happened.
- Cora Harvey Armstrong



'Imortal' Mode!



I'm not very fond of teleseryes.

Basta kahit anong TV show na Filipino-made.

(sama ko no?)

feeling ko kasi ang corny eh!

Yuck!

sabi ko nga dati.

BUT..

I came across this one episode of "Imortal' which is now leading the prime time slot.

and..BLAM!!!

that's the start!

I am enamored.

addicted..

..hooked..with it!

I like the plot..although it is somewhat similar to Eclipse. You know..vampires against werewolves story..but this just really appeals to my taste.





I like the character of Rico Blanco here.



He adds color to the story.parang kakaiba lang.

I plan to post here the trailer or link for the episodes.this wekeend promise! I will!

nga pala if you are inetersted the watch complete episodes..I will put the link din this wekeend. Sa YOUTUBE lang ako nanonood...di ko na kasi yun maabutan pagdating ko ng bahay from work!

so that would be all for now!

Friday Friday na!!

although I don't have something really special to look forward to I'm still happy!

I'll have my part-time job tomorrow. trainor (daw?)

..sometimes I interview applicants from this little known office...It's challenging.

Happy Weekend guys!
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Update: Here's the YOUTUBE CHANNEL where I watch the IMORTAL EPISODES.
and...
here's teh TAILER!




Thursday, November 11, 2010

nakakataba ng puso!


I've seen my new name (Mai Nipin) in Teacher's Pwet blog. Nagpapasalamt daw siya sa pag-add ko sa kanya. Nakakataba pala ng puso pag naappreciate ng tao ang kahit ano sa ginawa mo. It was just really small..pero natats(!) talaga ako. Salamat po Sir Mots..for that!

So now I'd also like to thank my followers here. sa mga sumusunod na di ko naappreciate o napasalamatan man lang ng maayos!

1. Bobot

2. Mots

3. Diamante

4. Tolits

5. Veroniz

6. Blogs ng Pinoy

7. April

8. Jehan

9. Blackbox

10. Laine

11. My BitterSweet Korean Life!

12. Mai Nipin (ako to)



marami pong salamat sa pagFOLLOW ng slow progress ng aking blog!!


Personality Quiz!


This is so nice..I think this is the the most accurate on line personality quiz I've tried. I've seen this from someone's blog & I totally forgot the name. Diko siya nafallow ata eh!



This is what it says about me. And honestly I agree with 85% of it.


Your view on yourself:

You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

(I think so?)

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You like serious, smart and determined people. You don't judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren't necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people's eyes.

(TOMO!)

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love:

You like to flirt and behave seductively. The opposite sex finds this very attractive, and that's why you'll always have admirers hanging off your arms. But how serious are you about choosing someone to be in a relationship with?

(no idea if this is true!)

Your views on education

Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

(so TRue!)

The right job for you:

You're a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you'll be set for life.

(perhaps)

How do you view success:

You are afraid of failure and scared to have a go at the career you would like to have in case you don't succeed. Don't give up when you haven't yet even started! Be courageous.

What are you most afraid of:

You are afraid of things that you cannot control. Sometimes you show your anger to cover up how you feel.

(indeed!)

Who is your true self:

You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

(yeah that's me)

Try this PERSONALITY QUIZ for yourself!


Prescription


Stressed ba?? Don't worry...reresetahan kita ng mga to para mawala yan. Murang pangtanggal ng STRESS. Try mo!!

sila ang mga kumorot sa aking maselang kiliti.



1. Mots - Teacher's Pwet

2. Glentot - Wickedmouth!!

3. Robbie - creative dork.

yan pa lang so far.

Dosage: 1 tbsp a day

Warning: rated X (biglang naging movie)



Quote 001


..just want to share this quote I read from BOOKSALE Robinson's Novaliches branch..


"when a man speaks his mind....he's a MAN...

.but when a woman speaks her mind...

..she's a BITCH!"




unfair!

...but the hell I care!

call me bitch then.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Bead Blog!


I've visited this blog featuring the owner's bead creations and I just couldn't help but be enamored..



the designs are just stunning that if only it was a shopping mall..I would have brought everything to my push cart..haisstt...

[sigh]

I wish I can start my own. [kelan kaya yun?]


....

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

hooked with beads!!!



Recently a blog about accessory making caught my attention. It boasts of it's different colorful creations of earrings, bracelets & etc made of beads...I've long been planning to try it as a hobby but I just can't seem to find time to do it!
..but here I am again..reliving my aspiration to pursue my artsy side.

Another blog named yellowpop also adds encouragement. So this coming salary day, I'll make sure to buy tools & beads!

heheh Quiapo here I come!

anyway here are some pictures from their blogs.

here are yellowpop's creations.












These are from another blog 'My Daily Bead' I like the zigzag style!




this one looks like a fierce vine in the jungle!





I think this one is perfect for a casual look!

Photo from the 'Bead Snob'

This is the starter's kit I plan to possess.



I have also checked the locations/stores in Quiapo where I can buy the tools & the beads. I am so excited! Salary day seems so far!!

Christmas is just around the corner so making these accesories can be a source of income too. I hope. Plus I think I can save a lot in giving this as present instead of just buying ready-made ones.

Merry Christmas to all!

...haiiiiiiii....

"malamig ang simoy ng hangin...masaya ang bawat tanawin..."

(tama ba lyrics ko? hehe I miss blogging so much!)


Friday, October 22, 2010

My Latest Favorite: Wang Suk Hyun


I came across this article from Korea Times.com about this child wonder Wang Suk Hyun & then I sudden;y remembered how I searched his name before.

I first saw him in the movie 'My Fair Lady' where portrayed a witty young man ready with his wisdom quotes. Since then I've fallen for his charm.

Let me introduce him first:

  • Name: 왕석현 / Wang Suk Hyun
  • Profession: Actor
  • Birthdate: 2003-Jun-02
  • Height: 105cm
  • Blood Type: O
  • Family: Older sister Wang Se Bin





His wavy & bushy hair resembles that of my brother's





mature stare




super cute niya talaga!




o!



tsk!tsk!tsk!


Monday, September 20, 2010

No Play for These Kids

Kids bein' tortured....

????

Nope!

These are the kids in China having their 'early' training as a gymnast.

hmm..hey look so cute..but why are they bein deprived of the right to play?

instead they spend most of their lives for this??

I really feel bad about them. POor kids over there.

I can't help but really feel so saaaaaaaaaad =(

Practice Makes Perfect - Young gymnasts stretch at the gymnastics hall of sports school in Jiaxing

Source: Time Magazine Online

Thursday, September 16, 2010

First Outfit Post!


I think this is the first time an outfit really captivated my hard-earned attention.




the dress alone I think looks so chick & simple..but when paired with this denim bolero..


oalla!!!!


a MASTERPIECE!!


I really want to have this kind of look!


gotta rummage through UKAy again!


I hope I can find time this SUNDAY!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Lesson from "Abubots" Box

As a child I've always been 'burara' with all my belongings. Not a single pair of earing would last for more than a week.
But as I grow older...
being able to buy the things I want is satisfying.
BUT
Being able to keep & safeguard & put them to a good use in the future is even more fulfilling.
like this one which I keep nowadays to gather all my 'abubots'.
Although this may seem petty to some..
but for me, it's such a great accomplishment!



with such great effort & self-discipline...
..with little things like this I make my own 'ME'.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

OJT Diary: 09/07/10

Although it's a bit late already..& I have to leave home at 5:40am tomorrow [now it's 11:11] I just really have to write about my OJT which I first had today!
As stated on my previous post...I have my OJT at JOBSTREET SELECT..an affiliate company of JOBSTREET.COM. It's a recruitment company catering for it's BPO clients..
Anyway I went there early this morning..left the house at around 6am & reached the office which is located in Madaluyong at 08:00am exactly! Just in time. We were really happy we made it!
The trip forth was a challenging experience. We braved the long lines of FX passengers.
Next was the MRT which I think is an overwhelming scene especially during rush hours!
Employees clad in different office uniforms flock these stations.
There you'll see elegant & classy women badmouthing another for stepping on their toes & etc. They almost hurt each other with their piercing words.
Oh My!
and this will be a usual scene in the future...
but this doesn't stop me.
I was so excited to have my OJT so I braved it all.
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in the office:
I learned a lot.
There I've realized I've chosen the right field.
I got to see how aplicants are processed.. got to witness an interview! Got to see how competetive people can be!
I felt like I belong to something I've been looking for all my life.
I feel like a void inside me is just filled up with something really wonderful.
This really is it!
Thank you Lord for all the blessings!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Youtubew Vids on my FB Wall!

just wanna share what's on my FB wall.












Friday, September 3, 2010

..Euphoria in MRT



I woke up. took a bath.took the jeepney.then the FX.

Then MRT in Quezon Ave.

This is a very common day.

(sigh)

A typical day.......................

..................................................

...................................................

BUT

as I was approaching the platform of MRT...
a smile engulfed me.

Like a very happy & innocent kid's smile....anticipating for something.

Do you know what it is that makes the kids around the world smile??

It's Christmas!

I was listening to the Christmas songs & carols....

It’s such a good & blissful feeling.

How do I say it??

hmm...all I know was that I was beyond blissful. (Webster will you make another super superlative adjective for it?)

Ho!! Ho!! ho!!

Christmas is coming!!!
ho!! ho!! ho!!
I'll start to mae a Christmas list & earn for it.
I can feel it!! I can smell it. I am imagining it!
Ho!! ho!! ho!!
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anyway just wanna share this:
I'm not sure if these are the exact words. But it sounded like this:
a chat between Jesus & Santa!
Jesus: =(
Santa: Why?
Jesus: Magki CHRISTMAS na.
Santa: oh i dapat masaya ka. Magbibirthday ka na!
Jesus: oo nga eh. Birthday ko pero tuwing darating yun ikaw
ang iniisip nila.
makes sense?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My OJT!


I am just so excited about my OJT. I will get to experience variety of areas in HR. I will have it at JOBSREET SELECT.



THE WOMAN IN WHITE IS my boss there. She is really simple but you can feel that she's oozing with confidence,professionalism & elegance. I'm so excited to work with her.



I am so glad I happened to chance upon their ad. They are so considerate with my schedule! The even allowed me to just render 10 hours a week. but I'm planning to extend that after I settle my schedule with some of my professors.

I will start this coming Tuesday!

And so the Journey goes on!

This is my last year in college..but as I go along with my endeavor to graduate in time along with my batch mates..everything seems to get more more difficult!

Before, the path seems just a little elevated, but now it is an uphill climb! It's dragging me to my limit that I almost get sick!

I have to attend 9 classes a week, work full time, render my OJT, and do our THESIS! It's getting more & more unbearable. I don't even know what to do anymore. I hope I can have Hermionie Granger's time-turner necklace so I can travel through time & accomplish what has to be done!

kung pwede lang di matulog ng weekdays at itulog lahat sa isang araw gagawin ko!

right now I'm planning to buy eyeglasses & use it to conceal my eye bags. I hate concealers.

But inspite of all this I love my life. It's not perfect, good or even comfortable but it's something I don't regret going through in life!

..and Here comes The Late Comer!!

..since my freshmen year..I've always been a late comer in the class. My classmates would even be more surprised if I happen to be in class ahead of time. They'd say "wow ang aga naman" which I'm not sure if that was a compliment or not! Anyway, I think I'm already used to it! hehehe.

although I've always been late...but honestly(I think my classmates would be shocked to hear this) .......I dread the moment I hesitate entering the classroom for fear of the professor. It's always been the case. But what can I do?

I'd rather come to class late than be there early & sleep along the heated discussion.
oh the lazy me...strikes. Anyway I've thought of posting this because this is just what happened a moment ago. I'm now in a PC shop while the class is having a discussion. I wasn't able to gather the courage to enter my Economics class 1 hour 15 mins late. I think it's too much!

uhh!! I went home at 2 am, slept at 2:30 & have to go to class at 7:00?

ding ang bato pls!! I badly need it this time.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Birthday Treat

My boss treated us August birthday celebrators to a Korean Restaurant just around Ortigas.

All I understood from place's sign was 24 hours open!

So I call that resto as 24 hours resto.

haha it was all in kOrEaN!

anyway, the food was ..... urgh!!

Can't describe. heheh but I liked most of them.

we ate:(not so sure of the spelling)

1. topoki

2. chapche

3. samgyeopsal (my most favorite korean food)

5. kimbap

6.etc..

I may sound a bit ignorant but the 'water' seemed a bit contaminated of some kind of tea.

Well Mr. Lee said it was a water where they broiled a corn?

I'm not so sure.It looked dirty though..I wasn't sure if it was safe.

hehe.

I have a question..to those who are familiar with topoki out there!

Does it have some alcoholic ingredient??

Ah I got a little tipsy (I think) after eating it. When I got back to work after the treat..I was like really drunk.

you know.I have very low toleration for alcohol.

In my whole life .I think I've drunk just 3/4 of red horse bottle!

And in some inuman sessions with friends.. I am always the 'kitchen person'..hehe trying to avoid the 'tagay'.

and another thing...I onced tried tequila.With just one shot I felt dizze & dozed off.(no kidding)

ah anyway...

even before my birthday I've been receiving so much blessings that wishing for gifts is already an icing on the cake.

Thanks to all the people who have been a prt of my life.

..and that f course includes you my dear kaBLOG!



Passing on the Wisdom

except for the RED one. These are the books I plan to send to a kablog here.

I read his post about how much he likes to read them but couldn't afford to buy one due to insufficent financial resources.

I am not sure yet when I'll be able to send these to him but for sure it's before Christmas!

He was a bit skeptical at first but I exlpained that I just wanna PASS on what I have learned from these books. I've already acquired the wisdom.

I treasure them no doubt, but if I'll just display them on our shelves then they'll be futile in their attempt to reach out to the youth.

So there.



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A-GUSTO

August is supposed to be my month because it's my birthday. Before, I used to feel very excited about it. like a kid eagerly anticipating Christmas...

but now...a lot of things seem more important.

like I shouldn't waste any minute planning a party or simple salo-salo.

But anyway I still thank God for another year. It's been a bountiful one for me.

I will turn 22 on the 26th of this month!

Happy Birthday to me!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Shocking News.

Last Saturday afternoon...as my older sister, younger brother & I were goofing around...talking about silly things..we received a shocking txt message from our sister who's 2 years younger than me & now in the province.


...she started it with this..


"...Te ano gusto mo? buhay ako o patay?"


(..we shrugged it off..since the atmosphere then was really jocular..but we asked.)


what's the problem? nagtitrip ka na naman no?hehehe para kang tanga!"


badus ako

(buntis ako)

=(

huwaat???? lang buwan na?

9 months.

(huwaaat?? again..never really thought it's possible)




..I think SHOCKED was even an understatement for what we truly felt that time.

If you know us all..my siblings & I.....you'd immediately say that I'd be the first one to get maried & be involved in these kinds of things.


I least expected it.


just last May I was there with them..I noticed she got bigger. her hips and all but I never really thought that she's pregnant. It was easy to hide since she's been nearly obese the whole time. She's able to keep it from our parents & neighbors!!


we persuaded her to tell our parents there...so that in case anything happens at least they know what to do. And also I sent her comforting words. words she never thought would come from someone 'righteous' like me.


Honestly....although now that I am partly the breadwinner..I don't feel really bad about it. I know I have my own obligations..for my studies, for the house, to bring food on our table (for me, my younger brother & older sister)..send money back home..

BUT I just can't bring myself to HATE my sister for what she did.


In fact..I feel so guilty..that all this time I'd been with her..I've never been a real sister.


I never felt her dillema. never comforted her in times when she almost planned to kill an angel inside her..times when she almost gave up her life.
naturingan pa man din akong Psychology major student.


GUILT overwhelms me right now..but I am more than willing to make it up to her.


It was SATURDAY night ..when she told our parents..


my father just received his VERDICT.


that's what he's been dreading all his life. that all the 'kapilyuhan' he did when he was younger with numerous women will be paid by one of his daughters.


although I wasn't there..I kind of picture what he truly felt..I'm sure it wouldn't be manifested on his face. He's good at hiding his feelings & pretending indifferent you know.



..then next to know was my Mom..who just came from his 'labada' from a neighbor's house.(yes.that's how poor we are)



..she just cried...


..and upon knowing this..my heart was filled with pity..with overwhelming desire to take her out of that filthy place where her in-law's condemn her.


..then she slept with her constant companion.


her tears.


...not to exaggerate or sound OA...


but it just really breaks my heart to know these kind of news about her.


I can't do anything right now.


I just have to continue what I'm doing..stay where I am and hopefully...


make her someday truly happy in her life.



*****



SATURDAY was the revelation day..and here comes SUNDAY.


the 'DELIVERY' day!


she gave birth the day after she shocked us all!

It was a baby girl!!

& she took all the characteristics in my mother's side..

mestisa, matangos ilong, kissable lips. just like what my mother used to be..

My mom..the new LOLA couldn't help but be swayed & be enamored by this little angel in our family. She was very happy..proud & all that!

We called her upon knowing that everythin's been okay...all she said were the good looks the baby got from her side..

and I even asked outright..

"san niyo po iuuwi si **** niyan?"

I was expecting that my sis would be brought to another's house..to avoid the mock, the shame to my mother..

..but all she said was..

"mas mabuti nang nadagdagan,,kesa nabawasan!"

How a mother cares...is just so unconditional. can't describe it. words fail me.

She doesn't care about all those nosey, annoying people around her.

While I was extremely worried.

It's not that they (gossip mongers) matter...it's just that I'm thinking how it will affect my mother.

that's all.

but since it's okay now to her.I'm okay.

but it's still I know in some way..she'll be affected... I just hope I'm more capable now to bring our family all together in one roof.

......

these gossipmongers are a hybrid kind. they come in many forms..some are try to seem nice..some are outright.

They've been inflicting us since the day we lost all the 'good fortune'....

.........and.....

...and...

I still have a lot to tell.. but I realized they are not worth the effort & time?.

so here.

this ends here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ms. Universe Hopeful


The late Jojo Acuin's magazine mentioning predictions for the year 2010 once said Philippines will have another Ms. Universe title holder this year. So I'm really hoping that our candidate Ma. Venus Raj who's also my fellow Bikolana will be able to secure that crown.



Photo from the Ms. Universe website.



We are not new to the controversies she has encountered before securing the spot to compete in the said competition. So we all know that she went through a lot!



Anyway, it's been circulating around in different local & internatonal news portals that this lass is an early favorite. In additiion to that..she topped that online voting.(picture above)wow! I'm getting really excited for this competition.


Let's keep our fingers crossed for this!


Aside from beauty & brain..I also admire her character.

People I personally know who had personal contact with Ms. Raj all have praises for her.

MY SISTER: she was attending this school/campus writers in Bicol University & Ms. Raj I think was one of the coordinators of the event. One of my sister's companion got sick during the 3-day event & Ms. Raj came to help. SHe was th eone who personally brought the medicine & took good care of that ill fellow. that time Ms. Raj was still title holder for a region wide pageant. I'm not sure about what the pageant was but I'm sure that it was the time when she hasn't entered the national scene yet.

MY CLASSMATE: Rodel is now working part-time for BPCI or Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. the company responsible for these beauty queens including Ms. Raj. This classmate of mine is one of those who packed the baggages, took videos & pictures of Ms. Raj during her events. (interviews, guestings & etc.) and even before she left for Las Vegas. He said that this lady is jus very humble & kind unlike any other title holders out there.

Anyway, now I'm really hoping that the prediction wcomes true although I don't reall believe in those. Let's just all pray, wait & see!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Seven dangerous Acts After Meal

I'm not quite sure about the truth of all this although there are some explanations on the video.

What do you think??

I say it's not bad to avoid them now right?

Monday, August 2, 2010

picture update

picture from our pantry. Those our the team building pics.

Friday, July 30, 2010

3rd Degree - Memoirs

I'm gonna be watching out for you 3!

Brian Kang & Don are now JYP trainees.

=(

I'm too late!

A Hard-earned fan in Me!

I seemed to have chanced upon this clip about the Pinay sensation Charice Pempengco.

Here you'll see her coming back to STAR KING..the Korean show where she guested & later on discovered by Ellen & Oprah. This is like her paying back to the people she owes..

Although there was some delay of reactions..due to tranlsations..It was quite a good show to watch.

One Korean singer named LUNA volunteered to sing on the stage hoping that she'll also be discovered by David Foster. It was supposedly her part only

BUT the show's hillariously funny host insisted that Charice also sings.

So it came out like a showdown

(or was there really?)

LUNA first to sing ONE MOMENT IN TIME.

well, that was good.

But not quite good even to compete with Charice.

No bragging intended I swear!

Charice' turn came & as usual I got goosebumps..it was like a suuper amazing scene to behold!

The Korean singer was outperformed!!

..no I think that's an understatement. something more than that I guess.

She was crying..

anyway..I almost told the whole video..

so my point was that Charice just earned a FAN in me!

How she handle the situation?? how she made me really proud to be a Filipino..

It was blissfu

l feeling.

They wee all in AWE & I just can't help myself to be in awe as well.

Watch it for yourself!

& see!



FB propositions..

*What you are about to read & see is purely out of CURIOUSITY & not from a conceited head.You are WARNED!!

Look at the picture closely!

DO you notice anything 'special' about that??

hmmm....???

NOTHING right??? just an ordinary FB profile!

BUT

I'm wondering WHY..

this just past month I've received more than 10 propositions through this famous networking site!

it starts with a FRIEND INVITE!

then followed by their msg on the chatbox..

.usually starts with a ...

Hi..

Hi din..

blah blah blah..

I don't really get it! I'm not used to this.

It is very flattering. TRUE..but hello??? I'm so not interested FYI!!

ang kokorny pa.nakakainisss..yuck!

nagsasayang lang sila ng time. Mang-iinterrogate pa na kala mo kilala mo sila.

EWAN!



Earliest Memories


..In Psychology our EARLIEST MEMORIES has significant interpretations to who we are, our values & philpsophies in life & ;astly our personality. It manifests our deepest desires & values in life.


So I guess..this EARLIEST MEMORY I am about to share is somewhat significant as well??


anyway it goes like this......




It was past noon..about 2pm I think..I had just gone from sleeping. When I
woke up that warm & peaceful afternoon the house was very clean &
organized...opposite to what it usually was. So as a result I was very happy
& cozy at home. That time we were still living in Magdalena & I was just
about 3-5 years old.


I hurriedly run down the backyard & was ecstatic to see a SWING hanging
under our langka tree. My father made it while we were sleeping & I
felt like it was quite rare to find him at home at that very hour. He wa
suppposed to be working. So I was very happy to have finally felt a real home.
That really marked into my HEAD.To me it was very ideal. It was the happiest day
of my childhood I think.



***maybe this will have some formal interpretation in the future but I'll stuck it here first & maybe archive them in the near 'professional' future.


see you then myblog!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kain Tayo!! - Cravings

What do you think this is??
come on....!!!!!
TAMA!! it's hard to guess coz I think this is just available or commonly prepared in Bicol??
guys..lemme introduce my MOST favorite VIAND of all time...
the GINATAANG SANTOL!!
heard it the first time????
it's made of grated (kinayod) skin of santol (yes, the very sour part)..
but unfortunately this is only available every Santol season..
a good one of this should be:
sooo spicy...
sooo creamy...
mildly sour...
and oover sa sarap!!
..tsk tsk..I'm literally drooling now!
haissstt..lemme look back to the last time I had this..
wait...1 year ?? 2 years??? nope it's been more than 3 years ago already!!
My gawd!! That's too long time ago!
haisstt..all I can have now are pictures.
I'll be waiting for the next Santol season. sigh!
and another one..!!
Buko Pandan!
I'm done with dinner but here am again...HUNGRY! tsk tsk..

Friday, July 23, 2010

Teacher is OUT!

TEACHER IS OUT!

I should have said this to my online students today..but there I was.

conducting the classes with a very NASAL voice.

thanks to the MUTE button I've just recently discovered.

I can sneeze..cough..sniff...and all while my students are talking.

huhu.. T.T

I have a runny nose & super watery eyes today because of colds. Hah! This is what I hate the most.

So in order to avoid frequent stares from my colleagues I wore sun glasses tonight!

Yup!

at NIGHT!

ah..it's not that bad at all.

I'm referring to the "world viewed from the sunglasses".

it's a bit dark..but I'm getting used to it!

It's weekend again so I'm really ecstatic.At last I can have my long-awaited sleep/rest. These past few days..due to my 'dual roles'..I've only had an average of 4 hours a day sleep. So I guess it has taken it's toll.

I onlt get to have proper sleep every weekend so I'll try my best to compensate.

I hope to be okay by the time I wake up tomorrow!

Duman samuya -- (Doon po sa amin) ...

video

video

These are videos I've taken last summer when I went to my hometown! The scenes look enthralling but unfortunately they don't have audi.