award!

di ko akalaing ako’y ka-award-award pala! ๐Ÿ™‚ hahaha…

nakakataba talaga ng puso ang i-consider na ‘friend’ ng isang tao. pinaglalaanan ka ng oras, inuusyoso kung ano ang ginagawa mo, kinukumusta ka, nandiyan kapag nalulungkot ka o masaya. pero minsan, ang kaibigan sa malawak na mundo ng internet, cyberspace o ‘blogosphere’ man, hindi kailangang pisikal na nandiyan. ang pagbisita sa website o blog ay senyales ng pagka-interesado sa buhay ng tao. sa pagbabasa eh nakikilala mo ang isang tao ng di mo namamalayang madami ka na palang alam tungkol sa kaniya — paborito niyang pelikula, ayaw niyang ugali sa isang tao, hinahanap niya sa isang prospektib na jowa,ย  mga dinanas niya ngayong araw, sakit ng ulo, saya, kabaliwan, etc…

pero wala siya sa harapan mo. di mo maiyakan ang balikat niya, di mo maramdaman ang yakap niya pag malungkot ka. hindi siya tumatawa habang ikaw lang ang nanonood ng paborito mong pelikula sa TriNoma. hindi mo siya natatawagan basta-basta para yayaing magliwaliw sa Bonifacio High Street. pero kaibigan mo siya dahil nakilala mo siya at nakilala ka niya. hindi dahil magkasama kayo sa trabaho, sa paaralan, o kapitbahay. naging magkaibigan kayo dahil nagkakilala kayo sa malawak na mundo ng internet.

friends

dhez, maraming salamat sa award at dinramahan ko ang post ko na ‘to. ๐Ÿ™‚ mmmwah!

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protest? activism? the truth.

you know what would make me feel really REALLY good? have GMA pied.

it just popped into my head this morning. wouldn’t it be grand to have someone put a pie in GMA’s face? i feel it with so much passion and if i were the one who would do it, i would definitely savor the moment. i don’t think i will ever regret smacking a big cream pie on her face. just saying it makes me feel oh so powerful and even more hungry for that chance.

and yet i’m hesitant because i do not want her to be on that pedestal where this act would gain her fame and ‘prestige’. only those who have authority have the ‘honor’ of being pied. thus by pieing her in the face, i recognize her authority. and yet the humiliation… the power of protest… it is somehow so hard to resist!

but would it be right?

for the economy that she keeps on boasting to be ‘booming’ but could not be felt by the people
for the farmers who are landless and toil all day for a small profit, not even enough for their families
for the workers who are overworked and underpaid
for the brain-drained Filipinos who have given up hope, but I wish for them to keep even a morsel in their hearts
for the teachers who are still full of hope of being able to educate the people despite all odds
for the religious who pray for peace and yet find a warmonger and fascist for a nation’s leader
for the poor whom the government blame for dirtying the city streets but are actually those who need the most attention and care
for the youth whom they have corrupted, disillusioned and misled — who could have done more… much greater things, more noble deeds, not only for their own families but for the whole country

it could never be wrong.

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a little spanking

i know it seems so corny that i should touch on showbiz issues just to blog. hay naku. pero naiirita talaga ako.

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don’t you just hate it when some so-called starlette (rhymes with toilet really well don’t you think? you practically get the same thing in them.) gets pregnant and then the ‘biggest’ and ‘most credible’ showbiz talk shows and talk show hosts get this starlette’s brother, mother, yaya, pet hamster, etc. on the show so that they could talk about it. and the most irritating part is when this guest says, “of course we were shocked when he broke the news to us. but we are so happy for them because this child is a blessing to them. siyempre we understand and we will support them 100%”
is it wrong to be supportive of your children? no. but it makes it not OK when they make mistakes. sometimes BIG ones.

it’s horrifying to have these people talk about their ‘support’ and ‘love’ for their younger sister and tell them how ‘blessed’ they are because they’re going to have a baby soon. yeah, out of wedlock. i’m just too afraid to think about the message this gives to the young people. to me, this says, “it’s OK to get pregnant. your family SHOULD support you and it should be fine with them. otherwise they don’t love you, they don’t care about you, and they’re too narrow minded.”

it’s not only these individuals’ fault. i won’t just blame their parents. i won’t blame teachers. i’d still blame it on these idols that they have — these new stars on TV which i’m getting pretty sick of. it’s them in TV shows, it’s them on movies, and then they’ve even launched awful, awful albums in the market so it’s still them in the record stores!
teenage-pregnancies-fall-in-enfield-1.jpgwhen this idol’s relatives come out with interviews and statements of support for their daughter/sister/alaga/amo/etc. it’s like a general seal of approval. it really ticks me off! i just wish they’d say, “oo, pinagalitan namin yan. bata pa siya para mabuntis” or “pinagsabihan namin yan. sana alam niya gaano kalaking bagay ang ginawa nila.” i wish they’d rebuke (not condemn) their children’s wrongdoings and show the country that this is not tolerated but it is dealt with properly. by ‘properly’ i mean that we still support and love them but without forgetting that they should be learning a lesson. the only lesson, i think, they learn from this is: use protection, don’t forget your cycle, and don’t get caught. the only thing i see on TV is the support, not the teaching or realization of the lesson learned.

girl4.jpgi know and understand the meaning of support for someone who made a mistake. it’s bad to turn your back on someone who needs your support, who needs you to show your love and care. but this ‘it’s OK’ thing? not good.

di ako prepared!

such a funny way to see an old face again. sabi na nga ba’t masarap maging environmentalist. ๐Ÿ™‚ hahaha

at parang kaka-blog ko lang tungkol kay Goldie eh andito na’t sumulpot itong si Puch! Ma. Feliza Calma (diba may Ma. sa umpisa pangalan mo?) was my classmate from Grade 4 to Grade 6. naglaban din kami nung Grade 3 sa declamation contest. “The Good Thief” pa yung piyesa nun! haha! anyway, naging crush na crush ko nun tong si Feliza. pero i knew she was much flattered with Caesar Martin Lee. they looked good together nung elem. guwapo si Caesar, guwapa naman si Feliza. nung 1st year high school pa nga eh naiisip ko pa siya nun. (oo na Puch, tama na ang tawa! :P)

anyway, last time we met was talagang graduation nung elementary. (or was that nung graduation ng high school nung pinuntahan ko si Joyce? hmmm…) 1996 pa yun! and then ngayon lang kami ulit nagkita. i easily recognized her dahil sa friendster. matured a bit and still pretty. naiisip ko ngayon kung saan ko nga ba nilagay yung picture mo. haha… it’d be funny to post it here. you were sporting a bob for your hair noon eh. i liked your long hair better noon tapos nakaipit sa likod yung buhok na nahuhulog sa mukha.ย 

nagulat na lang talaga ako nung pagpasok ko sa conference room eh andun siya with that black blouse. sabi ko na nga ba’t kilala ko ‘to eh. it was really unexpected. i recognized her first. di ko alam kung narecognize niya rin ako. i really really gained a lot of weight kaya siguro she might have wrinkled her brow and thought, “kilala ko ‘to eh. mukhang familiar.” it was funny and exciting to see someone in person ulit. di na nga lang kami nagkumustahan dahil we went with our own groups. nahiya na din siguro ako kasi di ako prepared. suot ko lang eh big shirt, baggy maong and rubber shoes. plus bagong gupit ako which made me look like an egghead rather than an Airhead (with a capital A. a different story.) and the stuff going through my head was, “what do i say? should it be ok to talk about my big crush on her nung elem sa harap ng officemates ko?” i’d get teased for sure. plus mahihiya na lalo yun! haha…

di na rin ako nakapagpaalam sa kaniya nung umalis na sila. i was busy stuffing myself with food. or was i doing that as an excuse para iwasan siya? hmmm… i don’t know.ย  naiilang na nahihiya ako na natatawa na nostalgic na excited na nako-conscious! andami kong gusto malaman tungkol sa kaniya, how has she been, ano na nangyari sa kaniya throughout the years, alam nyo na, some catching up. pero ako, ano naman sasabihin ko? “oh, natapos ako ng GE sa UP tapos nag-board exam, pumasa naman. and then dito na ako since 2005.” my dy/dx would be (almost) zero. tsk, tsk…

siguro He said na i should let the excitement settle muna. at least miss gia will be giving my contact info to her. siguro reserved for email ang usapan namen. i’m cool with that. actually, i’m more comfortable with it. nakangiti pa rin ako in disbelief na maliit lang talaga ang mundo. at kahit di ako umaalis ng opisina, madami ako nadidiskubre, nakikita, at naalala. syet, senti na naman ako ngayon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Puch, pasensiya na. nahiya lang talaga ako. i looked terrible! haha… pero it was really nice to see you again. wish we could’ve done a little more small talk, shared experiences and stories. pero you did put a smile on my face today. natuwa ako, pramis! was so happy to see you. sorry it didn’t show. ๐Ÿ˜› di bale, may email naman diba? dun na lang kita kukulitin. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

disclaimer: A, huwag magselos. kaw lang lab ko. crush ko si Puch noon. noon yun. ngayon slight na lang. JOKE! ๐Ÿ˜€ hahaha…

make me happy

1. 5110ย chargernawawala ang charger ko. nagpalit kasi ako ng bag sa pagluwas ko ng manila. di ko alam ngayon kung naisaksak ko yun sa bag nung naglipat ako ng mga damit at gamit. pag nagkataon na nawala yun talaga, i’m taking that as a sign para magpalit na ako ng cellphone.

    2. my bladder woke me up too early. gumising ako at walang choice kundi bumangon unless i wanted a pool of pee on my bed para pumunta ng CR for my morning ‘blessing’. ano’ng oras? 5:40AM! i don’t wake up (usually) until 6:30! at dahil naglakad at bumangon ako, di na ako nakatulog pa ulit.
    3. making the most out of this unfortunate event, inagahan ko na lang ang paghahanda para sa pagpasok sa trabaho. kailangan ko din namang bawiin yung oras ko sa trabaho. ate breakfast, took a bath, got dressed, walked to the waiting shed and waited for the jeep. after 10 boring minutes, dumating din ang jeep. kaso di ako sumakay. bakit? nakalimutan ko ang ID ko! nandun ang susi ko sa opisina.

    4. bumalik ako ng boardinghouse. naglakad ulit pabalik. kinuha ko yung ID at susi ko, then naglakad na naman papuntang waiting shed. at doon ako nakaapak ng something na malambot, mamasa-masa, malagkit at malata… eeeeeee… (no, di naman kasing-grabe ng nasa picture)muddy-boots.jpg

    5. ang resulta ng lahat ng nangyari? late ako sa opisina.

    ang saya diba?

    kaya ngayon, i’m scrubbing my shoe sa CR to get whatever i stepped on off of my shoes. may class pa ako mamayang 6:00 PM.

    20 things

    my apologies to dhez. senxa po at medyo na-ignore ang inyong tag sa akin. kakapasok lang sa trabaho dahil nagbakasyon. ๐Ÿ™‚ nakakahiya, may utang pala akong tag. nevertheless…

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    Hereโ€™s the rule: Remove 1 question from below, and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag 8 people in your list, list them out at the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged. Whoever does the tag will have blessings from all.

    1. At what age do you wish to marry?ย  *cross fingers* 26

    2. What color do you like most? right now, that shade of reddish brown you find in Mediterranean houses

    3. If you have the chance, what would you probably say to your beloved one? maharot ka talaga! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    4. What kind of shoes that fits your personality? loafers

    5. Which part of you that you hate the most? my belly. actually, i think it has a mind of its own now. it just keeps on growing! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    6. When you encounter a sad moment, what would you do? wallow in depression. then eat a bigmac

    7. What are you afraid to lose the most? my hearing

    8. If you win $1 million, what would you do?ย  get married, buy a house, car, and start a business or invest! ahaha… mahal ang magpamilya noh…

    9. If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her? Or would you keep it to yourself and observe from afar? i’d do the latter (question) first. then the former after i muster the courage

    10. What do you always bring with you when you travel? hanky. actually, 2 hankies

    11. What are the requirements that you wish from your other half? she’s already what i want. she still can’t do everything that i want and need but that’s ok. we can work things out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    12. Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most? not studying hard enough

    13. Which type of person do you hate the most? ma-kuwenta sa bagay-bagay (pera, utang na loob, etc.)

    14. What is your ambition? fame and fortune! hahaha

    15. What is the thing that will make you think he/she is bad? i just sense it.

    15. What’s your favorite picture of yourself? any picture that makes me look thin! (that’s a challenge)

    16. If you had one wish what would you wish for? world peace? haha…

    17. What brand of toothbrush/toothpasteย do you use? oral-b/colgate or close-up. pag tipid, springmade/happy

    18. Name one of your body part your hubby or boyfriend tells you he adores. my armpits. hahaha!

    19. It would be 2008 in a few days, do you have a new yearโ€™s resolution? to not make any new year resolutions that i can’t accomplish

    20. If your better half is cheating on you, will you forgive him or her? there are things to consider before forgiveness comes (or not).


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    apologies ulit kay dhez dahil alam kong gusto niyang kumalat ang tag na ‘to. unfortunately, dead-end ako usually sa mga tag stuff. either na-tag na yung mga ita-tag ko or busy ang mga tina-tag ko. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ oh well, ganun yata talaga… kung may gustong mag-tuloy ng tag na ito (i.e. naawa sa akin), go! ๐Ÿ™‚

    blonde moment #1

    @starbucks tagaytay, a friend taking my order. para minsanan na lang ang pagkuha at may uupo sa table para magbantay. madaming tao.

    him: “ano’ng sayo, dhey?”
    me: “uhhhh… hot coffee…” *toink*
    him: (probably saying ‘S-T-U-P-I-D’ in his head) “ah… eh… ano nga?”
    me: “um, hot chocolate na lang!”

    sige, fine. makikitawa na lang din ako… hahaha…