Win! Win! Win!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Picture grabbed from Walk this Way

I was looking at my blog's traffic - then I noticed that most of them came from Carlos Celdran's blog - I first thought it was really odd since I am not part of his directory. Then when I looked at the calendar - I wondered - did I win?!

Yes I did! I effing did!!

My first ever contest this year!!


I've never been to Corregidor!


I'm so excited to finally meet Mr. Celdran!!

I'm sure my Panget and I will enjoy this tour with friends.... (which friends?? Hahaha!)


BTW - Can you guess what my reason was?? :) Tsk.. Tsk.. Tsk..


Why is it that when you're gaining weight - people tell you that you seem to be losing weight, and when you ARE losing weight - people notice the opposite and say you've gained weight?

Is there some sort of distortions to our eyes?

I have this gauge - that when I am on an exercise regimen and people start telling me that I look to be gaining weight - I am on the right track. Does that seem weird? Hahaha!

Well, I am on a quest (again...) and so far - so good (I think..) Although no one has declared that I've indeed lost weight, hahaha!!

Wish me luck!!

Hopefully - in a month's time I'll be more fit/sexier (than usual.. just kidding!!)

Not LOST anymore..

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I’ve never doubted the talent of JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof. That’s why when last season – the show had it’s very confusing moments – I knew that they were just that for something. I knew something great was going to happen.

A lot of friends have told me that they’ve lost interest in Lost. Well, I am not one of them. I knew that there was something – and that something was going to happen sooner or later. I’d rather be patient and wait. Good thing, I did, because this has GOT to be the BEST show I’ve seen so far!

Even if I’m sometimes left with questions, I know it’ll be answered in time. And I am willing to wait.

Spanx and Mindy – the 5th episode – made me cry! And it renewed my hope!! I loved it!!

I just have to say it again… (and again, and again) JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof are effing GENIUSES!!!!

Greetings from Subic!

Friday, March 21, 2008

It's Good Friday and I'm in the main clubhouse of the Subic Yacht Club.

As it is every year - shops here don't close at all!  It's mainly because its one of those days that there area a lot of tourists!! :)

Cheers everyone!

BTW - traffic at the NLEX yesterday was horrendous!!  We left at about 10am and got to Subic at 2 in the afternoon!!

Tried out the new highway and it was smooooooth!!



Sunday, March 16, 2008

JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof are effing GENIUSES!!

I've been a fan of JJ Abrams since his Felicity days! I've been following his shows and movies! I absolutely love him! If I could just pick his brain for a day!!

Anyhoo, after a long hiatus from TV show watching (I've been kind of patient this year, waiting for the TV shows to have at least 10 epis before watching them) I finally saw 2 epis of LOST.

And the verdict?!

Man, it gets better!

Nevermind the sometimes confusing moments, it gets better!!

Can't wait to watch the next episodes!!! Yehaaaaaaaaaa!!

Finally! Pushing Daisies

Friday, March 14, 2008

I have long long heard that this show was something to look forward to. And last night, I finally saw 3 epis! I really enjoyed watching it. Loved the color, the humor, and the vibrancy of the show! It was like watching an adult version of Cat in the Hat! Loooooooooved it!!

My Panget though said it was just okay - he found it too slow and expression-less. I on the otherhand enjoyed every minute of it!! I just loved it!!

Looking forward to more epis for the Holy Week!!

My #1 Luho

Thursday, March 13, 2008

What is my number 1 luho?

Clothes? - nope! I get lazy to shop at times!
Shoes? - not quite but almost there..
Bags? - I think this takes up the #4 spot
Food? - comes only second!
Jewelries? - not even on the list!
Magazines? - does buying OK! Philippines EVERY single month constitute as luho?!

So, what is my #1 luho?

I don't think you'll ever guess....


Who would have thought that I'd be interested in ballpens? Well, my love affair with ballpens I think started when I was still in grade school. It was a trip to Hong Kong that started it all! And since then, I was hooked! I hate to admit it, but up until now - this still has to be my #1 luho ever! Think about it, are you willing to spend for at least Php500.00 for a ballpen? Well, I am! Hahaha! It does sound weird but I tell you if there are people who spend thousands for comics, toys, memorabilia and the likes - I am willing to spend on my ballpens.

One may think why ballpens? Well, I guess when I wag younger, there was lack of good pens - or maybe I was competing with my classmates on who has the pen that writes the smoothest! I don't know, but as long as I remember, I've been loving pens!

So far, I have been loving the foreign brands Pilot, Pentel and Uniball.

These are my weird pen trivias:

- Whenever I go to National Bookstore - I will almost always visit the ballpen section first. I will never leave the bookstore without a pen in tow, never.

- I always ask for at least 6 pieces of pens to sample. I grade them first by trying them on paper, and the smoothest, most resistant free pen will be bought. (Yes, I hoard the papers on the counters!)

- When I find a pen that I like - I buy them by the box.

- Whenever I sign for my credit card bill (or have anything to sign for that matter) I look at the brand, type of pen, and give it a eye-over. I always look at the pen first before signing. It says a lot about the establishment when they use certain types of pens. And when I'm happy with the result - I'd look at it again, remember and buy it when I pass by a bookstore.

- I brought my own set of pens when I went to Beijing to study! (I was that prepared)

- I have a pencil box in my bag at all times. It contains a red, black and blue pen. A mechanical pencil and a Sharpie pentel pen. (that's for those 'you'll never know when you need them' moments)

- When in a foreign country - I love visiting the bookstore's pen area. I always discover something new and buy them - refills included!!

- I have a deep drawer full of pens - and when I'm sad - I look at them, doodle with them and voila - happy mode again!!

- I have my own sets of pens in the office. For those who claim that I've stolen theirs - excuse me but I think my pens are out of their leagues! Seriously! Look at my pens! You won't find them here!

- When I see a pen I like online - I ask a friend to buy it for me if possible. I'm that desperate!

- My favorite local brands of ballpens are: Faster and Panda scented pens.

- I have a favorite body for my ballpens the Sailor Hi-Grade body - I replace the ink inside with Panda's scented ballpens. Unfortunately, Sailor Hi-Grade is no longer available in the market - s mine are considered antique! Hehe..

- My mom, brother, fiance and friends are now convinced that I am the ultimate ballpen expert.

My newest baby would be the Jestream 2&1 (that's the 2nd to the last pen in the picture) It's a multi-pen - which means it has a black and red ink plus a mechanical pencil! It rights so smoothly and I can't seem to put it down! I bought my Panget one also (he lost the pen I gave him when he got held up.. :( ) My friend Kym got this for me in Hong Kong, I initially asked for a different pen - but this was much much much better! Thanks Kymie! :) Mwah!!


Oh my FREAKING gosh!!

I can't believe what I saw and heard last night!!

I have been loving American Idol since Constantine Maroulis - and I have been a huge huge fan!

Unfortunately last night - my golly - there was this one person who literally MURDERED a well loved Beatles song. And here's the culprit:

If I were John Lennon - I'd haunt her! She should have been eliminated!

Tsk.. Tsk..

Our very own Gossip Girl

Monday, March 10, 2008

When I started watching Gossip Girl - I wondered if such blog existed here in our Country. Well, guess what - Manilaboy just sent me a link!

It's sort of the like that - but without the real time updates. Instead he's spilling the beans on the Gucci Gang! Remember the beloved Suzzy Hopper - who disappeared? And how about Manila's Untold Stories? And the ever lovable Kitty Go?! (where has she gone?! - Love love love her books!!)

Check it out here:
Manila's version of Gossip Girl

Enjoy the read!!


Laughter is THE best medicine!!

This made my day..

Despite having a sort of stressful morning - this interview made my day!

Click HERE to watch one of the Bb. Pilipinas winner's interview.


May May's Wedding..

Friday, March 07, 2008

Photo borrowed from Flowers of Wood

I met May May for the first time a month before we left for Beijing in 2002. I intially thought she was a tall girl because she sat up really straight. She had a nice posture - even when seated! Come departure day - I was shocked to learn that she was shorter than I expected - I first wondered who the girl that was walking towards us was! It was May May pala..

There were only 3 girls in the group - that was me, Kath and May May. We were sure to be roommates - and when we first saw our apartment - our hearts fell. It was sort of dingy - nothing like the comforts we were atuned with. Disappointed - we sat in our big red couch and became silent - I don't remember who said this but I remember hearing 'What are we doing here?!' Haha.. Those were the first reactions. And the rest was history.

We shared so many memories - 6 months of living together, walking to school, biking to school, traveling, drinking, watching endless reruns of Friends and more. My roomies are like my sisters now, I know I can run to them when I'm troubled - I know they won't judge me but support me. Come to think of it - being shacked together for 6 month? We never fought! I was expecting that one of us will be fighting or something - but everything sailed smoothly until the end! We became closer - the bond despite the years is still there - strong as ever!!

During May May's shower - Elaine posted us questions (my gulay, were they tough!! hahaha) and for the record - here are my answers:

What is your most favorite memory of the bride?
I would have to say the Inner Mongolia trip where we both became KJ and refused to join the horseback riding and camel riding activity! During the horseback riding - we chose to stay behind in our yurts to sleep! As for the camel riding incident - well, we were the only 2 people who stayed behind under a tent in the dessert! Can you believe that there was just the 2 of us seated in a make-shift tent for about 2 hours?! Man were we tough - I thank God every single day that May May chose to stay with me - hahaha, if not - that would be a boring 2 hours! Imagine - we were the only 2 people out there in the dessert!

What is your favorite memory of the groom?
Well, you see Brian and I have this history - he fell victim to my 'spiked' brownies. It somehow ruined his day. And when we first met in Beijing - he pointed to me and accused me of my 'crime' Yes - I was the one who did it! But it was not intended for him! Honest!!

I was shocked to learn that Brian wore daddy PJ's to bed, and during that time in Beijing - my apartment was the only one which had dial-up internet - he would come by nightly to use it to chat with his friends. I will always always remember welcoming him into our apartment and seeing him in his brown daddy PJs topped with a winter coat and his laptop in his arm.

To May May and Brian - here's to more Taboo! games in your new abode! I love you both dearly!! Congratulations and Best Wishes!!

See you Sunday!! :)