Thursday, January 26, 2006

another survey

1.Have you ever fallen asleep in class?
-> nope. the nerd in me cannot possibly do that.

2. Do you have a celebrity family member/relative?
-> none that i know of.

3. What are you thinking about right now?
-> where i'm gonna get 6 months worth of money to pay for my bills.

4. Friendship or relationship?
huh? isn't friendship a relationship, too?

5. Who do you want to spend your time with?
a lot of people... specially my kids.

6. Who/What is the one who always brightens up your day?
who: my family and friends; what: any text message

7. Who always comforts you or gives you advice?
my mom does, and all my friends, even my kids. =)

8. Have you ever ridden a horse?
i'm not sure if i have ridden a horse when i was a kid, maybe not.

9. Have you ever felt as if you are gonna die?
yes, when i was in the hospital for miscarriage.

10. Who is the cutest guy/girl you've met in your life?
i don't remember. ako na nga lang. hehe.

11. What is the last good deed you've done?
hm.... if i couldn't think of anything, does that mean that i'm bad?

12. Have you ever cried at a public place?
yes... with Ronald, everywhere is a private place you can cry.

13. Does everyone know you in your ex-school?
it's like asking if everyone knew everyone else. NO!!!

14. Have you ever fallen from a bicycle?
yes, and i never rode again.

15. Have you ever missed someone so badly?
yes... super badly....

17. Can you describe a little about your crush/bf/gf?
crush: Paul Walker
bf: i don't have one, though i have a husband... can that be considered as a bf? =)

18. Did you ever kiss a person of the opposite sex?
duh? oo naman.... may husband na nga eh...

19. Did you hug anyone before?
yes.... quite a lot of anyone... i love hugging! much more than kissing to be honest.

20. When was your happiest birthday?
hm... 7th? because i got my first puppy, Spiker, a Japanese Spitz

22. Have you ever stripped someone naked in public?
and I would do that because???

23. Have you ever taken a pic of yourself naked?
nope. but now that you've mentioned it.... =)

24. Have you ever been to boracay?
sadly, no.

25. What do your family members call you at home?
a lot of names come to mind... Ate Ach, Achie, Tita Ach, Tita Achie, Mommy, Ma...

26. What do your friends or teachers call you?
friends: Achie, Bes, Reich
teachers: Santos, Rachelle.

27. What is the last song you heard?
I dunno... pero Still (Eric Cire) is in my head right now.

28. Have you ever wanna commit suicide?
yes.... quite a number of times na rin...

29. Who do you think is the crappiest person in your class?
that's easy... whoever teaches the class is the crappiest... everyone knows that.

30. have you slept in the same bed with other than your family member?
hay... oo naman...



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ano ginagawa mo kahapon ng 3:30pm?
- natutulog.

brand ng suot mong shorts/pants ngayon?
- walang brand... pambahay lang eh...

ano wallpaper ng pc mo?
- my mom pa rin, walking sa beach...

ano oras ka nagising today?
- Anea woke me up at 6AM

ano gagawin mo mamaya pag may free time ka?
- watch FRIENDS again....

ano pinapakinggan mo ngayon?
- yung mga tricycle na dumadaan...

ano kulay ng suot mo ngayon na shirt?
- white.

ano gagawin mo mamayang 1pm?
- ewan...

anong huling mall na pinuntahan mo?
- Glorietta

anong huling tv show na pinanood mo kagabi?
- Star in a Million ata...

anong color ng shirt na suot mo kahapon?
- beige

ano huling kinain mo kagabi?
- sinigang and rice

ano huling song na kinanta mo?
- Still

ano una mong nakita pagpunta mo sa loob ng mall?
- yung sahig.

ano makikita sa daliri mo?
- kuko

ano na pinapakinggan mo?
- takatak ng keyboard

ano huli mong sinabi sa klasmeyt mo?
- ang hirap nun ah... tagal na akong wala sa school... hm.

ano gagawin mo pag nalaman mo na ampon ka?
- feel sad..

anong mall balak mong puntahan next week?
- lagi namang Glorietta, pero i'm not sure i'm gonna go...

anong place ang gusto mong puntahan sa ngayon?
- London! hehe...

ano fave color mo?
- is black a color?

ano sim mo?
- Smart and Sun

ano landlyn # mo?
- starts with an 8 and ends with a 7... go figure!

ano email add mo?
- onse@freemail.ph

ano sa tingin mo ang tunay na #1, GMA o ABS?
- HBO!

ano color ng tshirt na madalas mong suot?
- white, blue, green.

anong oras na?
- 7:25 AM

ano na ulit pinapakinggan mo?
- may mga taong naguusap sa labas.

anong makikita sa harap ng bahay nyo?
- maraming bahay?

ano ang madalas nyong pag-usapan ng barkada?
- kung ano na mangyayari sa min.

ano gagawin mo pagkatapos nito?
- kakain...

ano last movie na napanood mo sa sinehan/dvd/vcd?
- sinehan: DGUOU with Peel Here.
DVD: Ice Princess
VCD: Friends

anong movie balak mong panoodin this week sa sinehan?
- sana Narnia...

ano fave mong channel?
- kahit ano basta may magandang palabas...

ano last book na binasa mo?
- Harry Potter 1, binasa ko ulit...

ano naman yung novel na binasa mo na hindi mo tinapos?
- marami!

ano balak mong bilhin this week?
- wala akong pambili, so, pass muna ako this week...

ano na gagawin mo pagka log-out mo?
- kakain nga di ba?

Monday, January 23, 2006

myspace survey

Body: Two Names You Go By
1. reich
2. achie

Two Parts of Your Heritage
1. filipino
2. spanish (my mother is half spanish, a quarter Finnish, a quarter Pinoy)

Two Things That Scare You
1. sharks (or any animal with sharp teeth, 'cept for pets)
2. death of a loved one

Two of Your Everyday Essentials
1. sleep
2. food

Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now
1. turtle silver bracelet
2. pink shirt

Two Things You Want in a Relationship (other than Real Love)
1. loyalty
2. understanding

Two Truths
1. i can't swim
2. i can't drive even a bike

Two Physical Things that Appeal to You About the Opposite/Same Sex.
1. eyes
2. lips

Two of Your Favorite Hobbies
1. reading
2. surfing the net

Two Things You Want Really Badly
1. for Dale to be WELL. no seizures again, ever.
2. teach

Two Places You Want to go on Vacation
1. London
2. California

Two Things You Want to Do Before You Die
1. learn to iceskate, drive, swim? LOL.
2. teach!

two Ways That You're Stereotyped by People who dont know You
1. that i'm stupidly, ridiculously, self-absorbed
2. that i'm a slut (wish!)

Two Things You Are Thinking About Now
1. my mom's coming home on Wednesday
2. i wish i was on DSL (sniff)

Two Stores You Shop At
1. Mercury Drug
2. Dunkin Donuts

Two things you'd rather be doing right now
1. getting a massage
2. sleeping

Q:Who's bed did you sleep in last night?
A: ours?

Q:What color shirt are you wearing?
A: pink

Q:How many people on your list do you know in real life?
A: i'm not sure.

Q:What color are your undies right now?
A: yellow

Q:Do you have any pets?
A: a mongrel

Q:Most recent movie you watched?
A: hm... i cant remember... i think it was the Piolo-Juday film

Q: Name 3 things that you have on you at all times?
A: at all times???? hm. my mother's wedding ring, turtle bracelet, eyeglasses (cept when im taking a bath)

Q: What's the color of your bed sheets?
A: brown

Q: Do you look like a celebrity?
A : nope.

Q: Who's the 4th person on your received call list?
A : Unknown. meaning someone from abroad... hm... Hannah, i guess.

Q: What's your main ringtone on your phone?
A: its the default motorola ring. (me, too.)

Q: What were you doing at midnight last night?
A: sleeping

Q: What did the last text message on your phone say?
A: forwarded. a joke.

Q: How many people on your friends list are ex's?
A: none.

Q: What is your favorite part of the chicken?
A: wing

Q: What's your favorite town/ city?
A: Pasay! haha.

Q: How did your last relationship end?
A: will never end....

Q: I can't wait to ... ?
A: teach!

Q: When was the last time you saw your mom?
A: last time was April 21, 2005... personally, that is... i still see her via webcam.

Q: Who got you to join myspace?
A: i dunno. can't remember.

Q:What did you have for dinner LAST NIGHT?
A: coffee ice cream (delish! me, menudo and rice)

Q:Who was the last person you kissed?
A: Tony

Q: Is Tom on your friends list?
A: hm... come to think of it, i haven't checked. but he was.

Q: What's the last thing you said out loud?
A: sige!!!

Q: Look to your left. What's there?
A: divider.

Q: What's the last piece of clothing you borrowed from someone?
A: socks (wahaaattt?? - me, i'm not fond of borrowing clothing...)

Q: What website(s) do you visit the most during the day?
A: Blogger, Myspace, Yahoo!

Q: Do you have plants in your room?
A: no.

Q: If you could drink anything right now, what would it be?
A: water

Q: Does anything hurt on your body right now?
A: none

Q: What city was your last taxi cab ride in?
A: hm... makati...

Q: Do you own a picture phone?
A: yes

Q: What's your favorite Starbucks drink?
A: Toffee Nut Frap

Q: If I don't like you ...
A: i'd not tell you.

Q: Recent time you were really upset?
A: a while ago..

Q: Any ideas for your new years resolution?
A: i don't do resolutions.
Body: Two Names You Go By
1. reich
2. achie

Two Parts of Your Heritage
1. filipino
2. spanish (my mother is half spanish, a quarter Finnish, a quarter Pinoy)

Two Things That Scare You
1. sharks (or any animal with sharp teeth, 'cept for pets)
2. death of a loved one

Two of Your Everyday Essentials
1. sleep
2. food

Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now
1. turtle silver bracelet
2. pink shirt

Two Things You Want in a Relationship (other than Real Love)
1. loyalty
2. understanding

Two Truths
1. i can't swim
2. i can't drive even a bike

Two Physical Things that Appeal to You About the Opposite/Same Sex.
1. eyes
2. lips

Two of Your Favorite Hobbies
1. reading
2. surfing the net

Two Things You Want Really Badly
1. for Dale to be WELL. no seizures again, ever.
2. teach

Two Places You Want to go on Vacation
1. London
2. California

Two Things You Want to Do Before You Die
1. learn to iceskate, drive, swim? LOL.
2. teach!

two Ways That You're Stereotyped by People who dont know You
1. that i'm stupidly, ridiculously, self-absorbed
2. that i'm a slut (wish!)

Two Things You Are Thinking About Now
1. my mom's coming home on Wednesday
2. i wish i was on DSL (sniff)

Two Stores You Shop At
1. Mercury Drug
2. Dunkin Donuts

Two things you'd rather be doing right now
1. getting a massage
2. sleeping

Q:Who's bed did you sleep in last night?
A: ours?

Q:What color shirt are you wearing?
A: pink

Q:How many people on your list do you know in real life?
A: i'm not sure.

Q:What color are your undies right now?
A: yellow

Q:Do you have any pets?
A: a mongrel

Q:Most recent movie you watched?
A: hm... i cant remember... i think it was the Piolo-Juday film

Q: Name 3 things that you have on you at all times?
A: at all times???? hm. my mother's wedding ring, turtle bracelet, eyeglasses (cept when im taking a bath)

Q: What's the color of your bed sheets?
A: brown

Q: Do you look like a celebrity?
A : nope.

Q: Who's the 4th person on your received call list?
A : Unknown. meaning someone from abroad... hm... Hannah, i guess.

Q: What's your main ringtone on your phone?
A: its the default motorola ring. (me, too.)

Q: What were you doing at midnight last night?
A: sleeping

Q: What did the last text message on your phone say?
A: forwarded. a joke.

Q: How many people on your friends list are ex's?
A: none.

Q: What is your favorite part of the chicken?
A: wing

Q: What's your favorite town/ city?
A: Pasay! haha.

Q: How did your last relationship end?
A: will never end....

Q: I can't wait to ... ?
A: teach!

Q: When was the last time you saw your mom?
A: last time was April 21, 2005... personally, that is... i still see her via webcam.

Q: Who got you to join myspace?
A: i dunno. can't remember.

Q:What did you have for dinner LAST NIGHT?
A: coffee ice cream (delish! me, menudo and rice)

Q:Who was the last person you kissed?
A: Tony

Q: Is Tom on your friends list?
A: hm... come to think of it, i haven't checked. but he was.

Q: What's the last thing you said out loud?
A: sige!!!

Q: Look to your left. What's there?
A: divider.

Q: What's the last piece of clothing you borrowed from someone?
A: socks (wahaaattt?? - me, i'm not fond of borrowing clothing...)

Q: What website(s) do you visit the most during the day?
A: Blogger, Myspace, Yahoo!

Q: Do you have plants in your room?
A: no.

Q: If you could drink anything right now, what would it be?
A: water

Q: Does anything hurt on your body right now?
A: none

Q: What city was your last taxi cab ride in?
A: hm... makati...

Q: Do you own a picture phone?
A: yes

Q: What's your favorite Starbucks drink?
A: Toffee Nut Frap

Q: If I don't like you ...
A: i'd not tell you.

Q: Recent time you were really upset?
A: a while ago..

Q: Any ideas for your new years resolution?
A: i don't do resolutions.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

perfect little me

i opened Myspace today and was shocked to see this:

a ten

a ten.

it was my photo ranking.

and i got a ten.

one kind soul thinks i'm perfect.

now, that's a laugh.

*LOL*

Friday, January 20, 2006

Eric Cire

okay... call me crazy, but i searched the internet for the lyrics and... NOTHING! Then I saw this webpage, I guess CD Baby where they sell CDs... There was a link where it says I can email Eric Cire, and I did... I am so desperate! LOL.

Now, someone replied! And he said he WAS Eric Cire.... Oh, goodness! Is it really? These days you get to doubt a little... But hey! He gave me the lyrics! And now I don't care if it really was him... What's important is that I LOVE HIS SONG... HE IS A GENIUS... and you should read his bio... it's a little sad... You should also hear some of the other songs he made... I wish he makes more of them... You can listen to some on his website. Go do it!

oOo

From: Ericcire2005@aol.com
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:35:10 EST
Subject: Email from CD Baby page
To: atsee27@yahoo.com

Hey There! It is Eric Cire! Thank you so much for loving my song STILL! And as you requested..here are the lyrics! Enjoy and keep in touch! Yes this is really me so please keep in touch! I typed this myself! LOL


STILL

When I see your face
It's crazy but ...you still take
My breath away
I'm lost for words
I don't know what to say
Seem just like yesterday
When we first said hello
And I asked you your name

Ain't it funny how
My feelings for you haven't changed
From then until now
If anything...it keeps on getting stronger
It's you that I belong too
I know it can't be wrong to...love you
And that is why I say

Still
Still crazy about you girl
Still
In love with you cause you were my first
Still
I'm head over heels for you
You don't have to guess
Yes I'm still in love with you

See right from the start
You looked at me...you took my hand...
And you stole my heart
Away from me...I can't believe
That love found me
And you're the one... that gave to me
Everything that I'd need
So we'd never part and

It's no surprise
Whenever I look in your eyes
It's still butterflies
See you're my life
My past, present, and my future
I don't do the things that I used to
So you dont have to question...
Nothing...when it comes to me and you

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Still

Hannah, a good friend of mine and Mai's, taught us this beautiful song... i have a bit of a problem. I can't find the lyrics anywhere. I listened to it probably dozens of times now, and still can't get one line (or more). If you know this song, i'd appreciate your help.


Still
Eric Cire


listen baby, babe...

when i see your face
it's crazy but you still take
my breath away
i'm lost for words
I dunno what to say
Is it just like yesterday
when we first said hello
then i asked you your name

ain't it funny how
my feelings for you haven't changed
from then until now
if anything it keeps on getting stronger
it's you that i belong to
i know it can't be wrong to love you
and that is why i say

Still, I'm still crazy about you, girl
Still, in love with you 'coz you were my first
Still, i'm head over heals for you
You don't have to guess
Yes, i'm still in love with you.
I'm still crazy about you, girl
Still, in love with you 'coz you were my first
Still, i'm head over heals for you
You don't have to guess
Yes, i'm still in love with you.

See, right from the start you looked at me
You took my hand and you stole my heart away from me
I can't believe love found me
And you're the one that gave to me
Everything I did so we'd never part
And it's no surprise
Whenever i look in your eyes
(It's still pan of fires)
See you're my life
My past, present, my future
I don't do the things I used to
So you won't have to question nothing
when it comes to me and you

ew.

when Nald came from the market, this made me scream like hell:



snails.
dozens of dark slimy yucky snails.

i do eat snails.
the last time i ate them was when Nald and I ate at Kamayan years ago.
I couldn't remember anything else, except that Nald had diarrhea after.

Tony and I watched them squirm, antlers and all, out of their shell.



it was so yucky.
their antlers were so.... yucky.
i'm sorry, my mind cannot find another word for it.



they do not just slither on their own, but in groups, too.
ew.

and then Nald said something that made me
swing my head 'no' probably a hundred times.

"linisin mo, tapos pukpukin mo
yung ilalim ng kutsara para mabutas,
igisa mo, tapos igata mo."

no freakin way!

uh-uh.

YOU DO IT!

"hinde... dali-dali lang niyan eh. male-late na ko may pasok pa ko."

then he left.

he just left, leaving me and Tony with the blasted snails.

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.

i mean, i can hardly eat them, now you want me to kill them, too?

those tiny, little, slimy, thingies?

aw....

wah!

Look!



even Pong does not want to have any part of it.
this is murder, i tell yah!
MURDER!



a specialist's equipment... a spoon!
could it be any harder?



after bathing them, look at how much filth they left.
i even considered washing them with feminine wash, but it may scare them.



after i washed them all, i found one on the floor...
how in God's name it got there was beyond me.
i was thinking Tony threw it on the floor when it was so slow.
He was having a race with three of them to see which one slithers faster.



but, i was sad for a while 'coz i found out three were already dead.
if you're gonna ask me how i found out they're dead
just imagine a doctor checking for pulse and using a stethoscope.

Nald said i could have just listen to the other snails who were crying.

and then, i cooked them...
and if you didn't know yet, i cook mean when it's gata.

Nald asked me if they wailed.

not funny.

now came the hardest part...

eating them.

eating them, when minutes earlier you saw them slither and squirm.
eating them, when earlier you were pounding on their butts.
eating them, when earlier you found out how much filth they have on them.
eating them, when you were covered with snail ass filth.



ew.



but after a few bites, i found out they were tasty.
they were delish.
ehem. ehem.
i cooked them (gata, eh.)



now, i'm eating them.
with a stick.

Nald ate them by sucking them out.
and then i asked him what the snails ate.
and he said something about cemeteries
and tombs that i wouldn't want you to read.
okay, that was gross!



now, i have a stomach full of snails.
i'm happy.

i'm calling myself the queen of the snails.

*burp*

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

tony

i woke up earlier than usual.
i had a feeling it would be a fine day.

it was indeed a fine day.
a day so fine i had to take pictures.

it was the day after Tony's birthday,
so i had to take pictures of him.




afterwards, i tried to take pictures of myself...
yes, 'coz i'm stupidly self-absorbed.




then suddenly, a cute and cuddly something pops into the picture.





the relentless cute and cuddly something
wants to ruin my cam-whoring, so i had to take drastic measures.





happy birthday, my baby love.
hope the bite doesn't hurt that much.




mommy loves you.

what a day!

whew! ang dami-dami kong ginawa... grabe! as in!

yokei, yokei! i give up! you had me!

wala akong ginawa maghapon kundi mag-blog. binago ko na naman ang template ko. ganda ba? cute no? actually, di ko alam kung naka-copyright tong picture na to, ninakaw ko lang to sa kung san eh.

en nampucha, ang cute di ba?

serene... peaceful... quiet...

teka, teka! pare-pareho lang ata yun no?

anyway, meron naman akong ibang ginawang may saysay... tulad ng paghatid-sundo ko kay Tony sa Daycare. tsaka yung pag-ayos ko ng konti sa magiging kwarto ng nanay ko pag-uwi niya next week.

well, yun lang. wala na eh.

pero ang cute ng layout ko, di ba?

galing ng Pinoy...

My good friend Pau sent this to me:

Have YOU seen these UNIQUE AND WITTY NAMES of some of our pinoy establishments?
Just go ahead, read, and make your day!!! ;)

Gone Native

1) Cooking ng Ina Mo
2) Cooking ng Ina Mo Rin (located across Cooking ng Ina Mo)
3) LBM Restaurant
4) Pa-Kap-Log (serves a breakfast combo of pan de sal, kape, itlog)
4) Gutom Jones
5) Nakamura (Kainang Pinoy on Pedro Gil street, Mla.)
6) Orignamurapa
7) Eatcetera (canteen)
8) Kainan at Inuman sa Da Bespren
9) Ken Afford
10) KSP Grill (“Kainan sa Pasig, Kulang sa Pansin, Kulang sa Pera, Kulang sa Pag-ibig) - yes, that’s the entire name… Ü
11) Pansit ng Taga Malabon (sign on Boni Ave., Mandaluyong)
12) Rapsa

“Ok, Let’s Eat!” Chinese Chow

1) Kik Mai Bols & more (Kikiam-Siomai-Siopao-Squidballs-Atbp.)
2) Bee Tin (hopia factory)
3) GoTo Heaven
4) Goodah (Open 25 Hours)
5) Ho Kee Yah (Chinese restaurant in Baguio, pronounced “OK Ah!” with a Chinese accent)
6) Hoo Lee Chow!
7) Miki Mao (noodle eatery
8) Shu-To-Kil: Sugba, Tula, Kilawin or Sinugba, Tinola, Kinilaw (a seaside wet market eatery in Seafood Village near Mactan Shrine, Cebu)
9) Tapa O’ Di Ba? Tapa Sinangag at Iba Pa!
10) Tapsi ni Mommy
11) TapSi TurBi (Tapa, sinangag, turon at bibingka)
12) UFO: Uncle Finn’s Soya
13) Wok Man
14) Wrap and Roll (lumpia outlet)

Good times, good songs, good God, let's eat!!!

1) Beerkada
2) Beery Good (kainan, inuman along Taft Ave.)
3) Blue Marilyn (sing-along, ihaw2 resto in Sucat)
4) Feel More at Filmore (karaoke bar on Filmore st., Makati)
5) Joke Box
6) Let's Goat Together (kambingan cum beer garden)
7) Man-Ya-Kiss (videoke bar and restaurant)
8) O'Beer Time (bar and nightclub)
9) The Other Office (bar in Ermita)
10) Sinto Nado (karaoke bar)
11) Tom Cruz Beer Garden

Gaya-gaya, Puto maya!

1) Aristoback (behind Aristocrat Restaurant)
2) Avant Garb (kainan, inuman along Taft Ave.)
3) Bibingka Republic
4) Bali Gulp (beer garden beside Valley Golf and Country Club in Antipolo)
5) Bill Gets
6) Bill’s Gate (computer shop)
7) Caintacky Fried Chicken (in Cainta, Rizal)
8) Cleo Pata’s (bakahan & manukan)
9) Crocodile Bundee’s Chronographs
10) Dr. Sebago-in (shoe repair)
11) Elizabeth Tailoring
12) James Tailoring
13) Robert Tayloring
14) Fix Ahoy (repair shop on Wilson st., San Juan)
15) Goldirocks
16) Gucci Money Changer
17) Jaribee Chicken
18) Jerry Bee
19) Leon King Video Rental
20) Mang Donald’s (burger joint in Naga City Plaza which serves the Big Mang!, Mak-mak and a side order of Prince Fries)
21) Parejo Minsan Patrol (sports utility being manufactured in provincial shops)
22) Perk Avenue (coffee shop)
23) Petal Attraction
24) Peter Pan de Sal
25) Pier Carding Tailoring (located in North Harbor, Mla.)
26) Pizza Hot
27) Side-saki
28) Starback Café
29) Starbarako (trendy coffee beans sold in Batangas)
30) Sylvester’s Salon
31) The Way We Wear
32) Tree’s Company
33) Wheels Fargo
34) Gym Carry
35) YSL (Yari sa Laguna)

-From our very own Pinoy writer Neni Sta.Romana-Cruz’s new book “Ngalang Pinoy: A Primer on Filipino Wordplay” as written about in Powerbook’s in-house magazine “Read” Dec05-Jan06 edition

Monday, January 16, 2006

a rosy, blurry weekend...

the weekend was a blur. being jobless with nothing to do helped in the blurring... though when i checked on my fone, i noticed i was able to take some pictures of my weekend blur thing.

my fone claimed i did nothing but watch FRIENDS (season 4-6)....

but at least i got to eat a butter sandwich and drank gulaman while doing so...




and then i heard drums playing outside.... while contemplating on what those might be for, i saw that Anea's medals are way up on a post and i had no idea how they got up there.



and then below that was a fish key hook or something that Anea made as a project.



i got a little tired of watching FRIENDS, but i thought maybe i could watch some other movie since I have a small collection of pirated (and some original) DVDs.



but then the little drummer men kept on banging outside so i had to see what the fuss was about.



it then occured to me that today was the feast of the Sto. Niño. the long procession line was full of people carrying all sorts of Niños, flowers, and balloons. It was almost 2:30 when i started getting sleepy, so i went upstairs to sleep.



i got up around 7:30 to eat and then Anea, Tony and I went to church for the Sunday mass.

when we got home from church, this made me gasp:



a rose.



and not just a rose, a pink fluffy rose.



and not just a pink fluffy rose, it was a pink fluffy long-stemmed rose.



and not just any pink fluffy long-stemmed rose, one from Holland Tulips.

and it came from Ronald. now, that's crazy. He will never, ever give me expensive useless flowers... he'd rather buy a dozen roses at a stand in a market, than buy one from Holland Tulips, believe me... he will never shell out for something like this... will never shell out money at all other than for food... he was never sensitive about things like this... he was never ever been sensative at all.

hm... something's amiss... the paranoid wheels in my head are whirling...

there can be gazillions of reasons why he gave me a rose:

1. it really wasn't for me, it was for his dead grandmother.
2. it really wasn't for me, it was for his very alive mother.
3. or sister.
4. or other sister.
5. worse, it could be for his 'friend' who according to him is now in Quatar.
6. or another new 'friend'
7. or the rose was left in the store by a customer and he took it home and gave it to me.

et cetera... et cetera.

but the most obvious reason is the last one... coz he's maybe done this a couple or more times to me... but this time, i chose not to have him explain it... i'd rather not know. at least there was a rose, even if it really wasn't meant for me.

so, yeah... my weekend was a blur.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

proud, happy, and broke.

yesterday, Dale's school had a talent contest for Autism Month. Dale was one of the contestants for dance. When we got to the school, I already noticed that there will be a slight problem. All the kids were in their P.E. uniform, whilst Dale was in his regular one.

Dale stopped walking. Since I was holding his hand, i felt him go tense.

uh-oh.

Then his teacher (T'Mila) called me and said he should've been in maong pants and polo shirt. She said she told Dale that. The yaya said that T'Evelyn told her that he should just wear the uniform.

Of course, i was a little pissed. I called the yaya up to bring proper clothes, but when she got there, Dale would not want to change. He said that changing clothes is a house task. He cannot change clothes in school.

dilemma. dilemma. sweat coming out of my neck.

then he said he'll just dance in his uniform since T'Mila said it was okay. And much to my surprise, delight, and Godknowswhatelse, he did. even if it was raining.

the crowd was roaring, clapping and jumping with delight. He danced to the Pinoy Big Brother theme song, Pinoy Ako. I also noticed that he was getting tense whenever he forgets the steps, but he finished the song.

i was ecstatic.

good thing i brought the video camera. i caught it on tape so my folks can see it when they got back from the States.

and then, as if it wasn't enough... he won First Prize for it.



im so happy, happy, happy, happy.

what i'm not happy about though is the fact that i'm on dial-up and couldn't upload all of the photos easily since they're from a digicam and the file is a little big. Here are some of the pictures that i did finish uploading to Photobucket...

Dale with his current teacher, Mila



Dale with a former classmate



me with a student who was fascinated with my digicam



Dale's version of 'I'm chinese.'



and 'i'm so angry i could eat you.'



his former teachers



some of the teachers and the principal



since it was also the principal's birthday, the kids surprised her with a nice, tearjerker of a song--Iingatan Ka... a lot of the kids, parents, and teachers cried while they sang. they also presented her with flowers and her favorite--orchids.



the school that Dale is in now is Pasay City SPED Center. Even if it was a public school, i'm happy to say that Dale improved a lot, the teachers are qualified, the principal very supportive, the staff courteous, the building clean, and the classrooms airconditioned.



we owe them a lot to the constant improvement of my son, and all of the special children under their care.


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Mai and I was able to complete our clearance yesterday, and i'm relieved that i can now just wait for my last paycheck and not go through much hassle.

After that, we sort of bullied Anne into taking us to the movies and Starbucks after.

There wasn't much to talk about and we all felt a little gloomy 'coz officially, we're not gonna be with each other often. Anne was the saddest of our trio 'coz she still has to endure the agony of being with the company and it's people.

I, on the otherhand, was soooooo sad about the fact that our paycheck will be ready in 1-2 months... i'm now thinking and sweating... the bills are due on the 20th... and i don't have any money....

oh God, oh God, oh God.

what now?


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i'm currently looking for work... but there's this nagging, painful, heartwrenching sensation in all parts of my body... i think it's called KATAM.

i really don't want to work for another call center company again... i really want to teach now... but of course, job openings for teachers will start on March... and the fact that there will be a lot of applicants by then...

hm....


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genie, oh genie.... where art thou, my rich genie?

Thursday, January 12, 2006

nothing much....

Mai and I didn't go to our former office today to complete our clearance 'coz Mai cannot get out of the house.

So, I just stayed home all day and watched FRIENDS on VCD that I borrowed from Anne, who borrowed them from Basti. I found myself laughing and laughing I can feel gas filling up my.... wherever. So, I had to stop.

anyway, I hope we can finish our clearances tomorrow.

ta-tah.

last days in JG...


since i have resigned from the company i work for (long story),
i was just there these past few days to complete my clearance...
Mai and I are completing it together
since Mai also resigned ahead of me...

after a long wait for nothing,
Mai and I had lunch and watched a movie
(Saint Ange, stupid movie as far as we know)...
we had lunch at Heaven 'n Eggs...
i had the Dear Bacon, Love Eggs...
and Mai had almost the same, i forgot the name, though.
They have a breakfast style menu and have
nice bottled variety of syrups for their pancakes...
they have jam, too!



they also have swing seats,
but we do not dare to sit there again
coz we couldn't eat properly on it...
it keeps on swinging back and forth
when we ate there the first time...

Since Hannah wants to know where we ate
(and maybe how we looked like),
i took some pictures.



nice place, huh?

btw, it was Hannah's treat because it was her birthday...
goodness me, Hannah isn't here but she
can still treat us out on her birthday? hehe...

then my former supervisor texted me to come
back to wait for the HR person, so i did...
Mai went home ahead of me...

as i was waiting for the HR person to arrive,
i thought of taking pictures of myself
and my former office...
so, i call this a tribute to (insert company name here).

first, since a tendril of my hair dropped from my tie,
i tried to take a picture of it. nice and curly, no?



then i looked down and stared at the carpet,
but then the turtle fone ornament kept on swinging
back and forth in front of my fone, so i took a picture of it, too...



then i saw my shoes, saw their pitiful state,
and decided that i needed new shoes. don't ya think?



soon after, i took a picture of Manong guard at the lobby
where i surrender my fone and where i log-in everyday.



and then the company logo.



and then my Fruitas melon shake that i'm so lovin' now.



and the lockers where we put our belongings.



minutes after, i felt the urge to pee,
so i went to the bathroom where rumor has it, were full of ghosts...
i took a picture but cannot see even a glimpse of a spirit's presence.



i even took a picture of the left-hand side faucet which i always use
to wash my hands and brush my teeth.



then i went back to the lobby to continue my long wait...
i put up my right leg, and saw my shoes again,
and decided that i really, really need new shoes.



i had a long day, so i guess i have to slump into
the nice, soft sofa to rest for a while.



soon after, the person i'm waiting for arrived
and served me my exit interview.
it went well. i hold no grudge over the
company or the people i worked with.
i felt happy. relieved. and broke. hah!

the day after i have to come back to complete my clearance.
i took a picture of myself after i took a bath.
see how i look like now that i'm jobless!



i really look happy, no?
Yes, I am.. I was not sad about not having my former job,
just disappointed at how it happened and that i was not going to have
any more money to pay for my bills.

when i got to the office, i waited for Mai for a few minutes
and then we started off completing our clearance...

as we came to complete the last two signatures, we couldn't.
darn it, we forgot our health insurance cards! wah!
didn't know we had to surrender those...
so we have to come back again tomorrow.

i took pictures of Mai on the sofa because she looked really happy.
you have to ask her why, though.



before heading home, we took some pictures with Anne...
see that all three of us were wearing black..
no, we didn't plan on wearing the same color shirts, mind you...
i think, we just have the same brain wavelength... strong ESPs!



we promise you, Anne, this will not be the last you see of us.
Friends forever, right? (yup, ang pangit ko.)



and then we went home.
tomorrow is another day for taking pictures
on probably our last visit to the building.
we just hope that we can finish our
clearances without any hassles...
we need our last paycheck ASAP! hehe.

so, goodbye JG.
goodbye, Manong Guard.
goodbye, nice but slow elevator.
goodbye, team.
see you again tomorrow. hehe.