Jan 28, 2008

The one with my name and my friend's wedding

What MY NAME Means

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are very hyper. You never slow down, even when it's killing you.
You're the type of person who can be a workaholic during the day... and still have the energy to party all night.
Your energy is definitely a magnet for those around you. People are addicted to your vibe.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

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

The one with the ME time

The year started out right. I decided to go home and stay away from work for a change. After my unforgettably gloomy Christmas and New Year last year, it was time to choose between being stuck in a cubicle or spending time with my undeniably ecstatic and weird family and relatives.

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?