Dec 15, 2008
TOP 10 FUN TIMES from the last few weeks (delayed updates to my so-called life):
1) seeing the plush forestry in Loboc River, Bohol, while my century-old buddy and I were on top of a floating raft/restaurant
2) smelling the fresh air with "some" photo shoots and videos on Tops and Mountain View, Cebu with COB
3) staring at the Tarsier's eyes and realizing it's not the same eyes on the souvenir wallet; simply breathtaking although I was scared at first
4) staying in a cheap hotel then switching rooms due to numerous problems; never thought it would be fun at that time but the aircon was so "futuristic" that my friend and I had to move the bed right in front of it!
5) people-watching while sipping some coffee with our knees bent sitting from the stairs in Ayala Center, Cebu
6) played bowling w/ Dad and some close friends from work
7) driving lesson w/ Dad in a strip near Mall of Asia
8) neverending talk about food/service of restos and latest gossips during dinner w/ dear cousin and the rest of the family
9) watching my cousin M sing at the top of her lungs on a choir contest in Lipa - won 2nd place!=)
10) walking the streets of Batangas with the cold wind caressing my face and then stopping by to buy the famous puto bungbong and bibingka-missed it!
Now I can go back to hating the One Tree Hill DVD that can't be played from the laptop...that's why I don't expect a lot-it prevents disappointments like this one. Okay, it's a sign for me to sleep.
Nov 20, 2008
To celebrate it, my bestfriend and I are going to Cebu.....our first trip together outside our safe worlds.
To be honest, I'm really excited about it...on all of my trips (usually w/ a family member/relatives), this is the first time that I packed the day prior to my flight with a checklist in hand to make sure I don't forget anything. 10% of me is a bit nervous-- well, because both of us are not big fans of "directions".
I'm sure we'll get past it though, because we're blessed with luck and a great deal of patience. And of course, a lot of excitement is running through our veins so whatever happens, I'll just cross my fingers and hope for the best!
Wish us luck! ☺
Jul 4, 2008
Jun 29, 2008
My new boss is the total opposite of my previous one. He even laughed at me and had made a joke of my absence thru text. Refreshing but I missed the usual treatment given by my original boss. I was used to the text that says, "Call the attendance hotline. Please go to work although it's late."
I like my boss, I do. He's the most lenient person I've ever met. I wish he'd sent a rude reply or even a hint of disappointment so I wouldn't feel this guilty. I would've appreciated it if he told me to go to work even on a half-day so I'll know I'm valued or something on the team.
He said he doesn't want to lose me on the team just because of attendance and I felt even worse. Guilt is a feeling I'm not that used to. Lying is another that I rarely do unless it's a necessity. As much as I'd like to lie earlier, I told him the truth. I woke up really late. Simple, straightforward and really lousy on my part. I just can't bear to come up with lies after having my 4-day vacation that was noted as SL.
Why is it that when you plan to do the right thing, you always end up doing the wrong one?
Why do I have a body-clock that doesn't stick to the schedule?
Why didn't I hear my alarm clock the entire time that it's ringing?
Am I that deaf to the sound or is my subconscious telling me something I'm not aware of in reality?
I can post as many questions here but I don't think any of those will solve my problem. The biggest question right now is--am I gonna be suspended for the additional point on my already messy attendance?
Feb 4, 2008
Let's change the topic before I go crazy--I just watched "The Heartbreak Kid" earlier and it didn't leave a mark. At the end of the movie I thought Ben Stiller changed after realizing his mistake when he got married to the wrong girl.
Jan 28, 2008
|What MY NAME Means|
You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
Hmmm...something to think of for the night...
Yesterday was my college friend's wedding. It was one of those days that will stay in my head for a very long time. Why? Let's name some of them:
1. Our "barkada" was complete for a change-- so it's like a reunion for all of us.
2. It was one hell of an event-- like wedding of the year for the lavish food, festive decorations, soothing music from the quartet, touching videos of the bride and groom and awesome treats for the guests (keyword: games!).
3. I saw my friend's glowing face while she's looking at her husband and I've never seen her THIS happy since the world began.
4. We saw Basil Valdez (he sang during the mass), whom I thought passed away. So sorry for that!
5. Traffic jam which consumed more than 2 hours of our time going to the reception. (ranked 2nd place compared to the flood last year which took 3 hours!)
6. Most of the songs played during the reception are the ones that were played zillions of times on my phone which remind me of too many memories.
7. I got my hair curled-- which was my plan for years that had gotten buried somewhere in my busy head.
8. Touching speech from the groom's family...2 words: quotable quotes. I want to cry but then I never cry in public so I just cried in my imagination.
9. We were so full from the 6 or 7 courses of food brought by waiters who did a number of parading the food prior to serving them to guests. (almost like strippers walking in a single line without getting naked after the show)
10. Lastly, I wouldn't forget hugging my friend like I'm never seeing her again. Well, not really, it's like the end of her looking like a girl to me because she's a woman now. I just didn't think she'd get mature that fast...time really flies.
I'll definitely miss her. To give you a brief summary of our friendship, she was not my usual friend. She was the studious type who never forgets to get her homework done. You see, I'm the laidback type as mentioned above so I get my homework done when I need it or I cram for it or copy it right before class when we were in college. She's never absent or late in class unless we influenced her to it (rarely happens). She's gifted with great hands (can draw anything she can think of), with a genius-like brain (like a sponge in absorbing anything she watches or reads), with a weird but funny sense of humor (something that makes you think about first before you get the gist) and with a pure heart (a friend who never judges you for what you do and sticks like a gum by your side esp. during tough times).
I'm so glad she ended up with a man like him. Someone who can make her laugh. Someone who will treat her like a princess because she deserved to be treated like one. Someone who will understand her better than we do. Someone who will be there for her because she has a fragile soul that requires constant protection.
She'll always be the great friend that once upon a time inspired me to make things happen and she did.
I used to hate weddings. They make you dream of happy endings which only happen in movies. I never got fond of attending them because I used to think they are full of pretension. I've seen different kinds of weddings but it's not even close to the feeling I saw from them yesterday.
Thank you for being such a wonderful friend. Thank you for sharing your happiness with me. Most of all, thank you for making me see that a love like you guys have still exists in this world.
Hope you guys will have a fun, exciting and long life ahead.
Jan 20, 2008
Unfortunately, due to the stressful life in Manila...I slept during the media noche. I was really upset when I woke up because this is the first time I didn't jump exactly at 12 midnight. Even when I was at work last year I was jumping like a frog while taking calls. Hmmph.
Anyway, I just want to share some of the latest events of my usually dull life. Well, this year is totally different than the previous ones. We had a shower party for a friend and it was definitely more than I expected. It's like a kiddie/green kind of party for a bride. We had freebies (from chocolates to disposable underwear to condoms), games and lots of games which lasted for about 4 hours or more. At first, I thought it would be awkward for everyone because we came from different groups of the bride's life. Somehow, it ended with a blast with the groom arriving at the end of the party with his friends to judge this "penis made of clay" game. Some party huh?
Last Friday, we planned a surprise party for my boss which turned out great after the last-minute plans. Like I'm going to spend weeks for it. Well, you know me too well. I'm the buzzer-beater girl at work. You're definitely expecting me to plan for a party within 24 hours only. Take note: I was at work 40 mins early which is a world record-- just to prepare the set up and think of an impromptu way of giving my boss the flowers. Whew! I'm not in for any party soon. That's for sure.
Next week is my college friend's wedding so I guess I'm left with no other choice. She's one of the most genuine pals I've met in this life and I'm not going to miss the walking-down-the-aisle scene which will only happen this Sunday.
At this moment, I'm relishing my ME time with lots of noodles for breakfast, lots of sleep during lunch and sweet banana courtesy of Tapa King for dinner after the meal. I'm planning to spend some quality time with HBO and Maltesers later.
Nothing gets any better than this.
Oh and I'll also have a date with my books...Bought some that are still lying somewhere and didn't have time to read them...I'm sure they're thinking "Why am I stuck in this drawer?".
Yeah I know...wait ok?