Monday, December 31, 2007


1. What did you do in 2007 that you'd never done before?
Went to Singapore for the first time.
Not have lunch for five straight days! Pero lunch lang. I think I had bfast and dinner haha.
Went drinking for more than 7 consecutive nights. bad, bad, bad for the liver.
Took a cab alone on the way home close to midnight (I know, ang sheltered ng dating but I've never done that before).
Tried boxing... healthy sana but I was bored!

2. Where did you study/ work?
Same same.

3. Did anyone in your circle give birth?
Yes. There are about 3 new babies - Andre, Diego, and Lucia (in order of appearance).

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yeah. My Lola.

5. Did you go out of town or out of the country?
Hmmm... Batangas, Tagaytay, Cebu, Singapore, Boracay, Boracay, Bohol, Singapore, Clark, Boracay, Tagaytay... and I've been to Quezon for the first time, too, but that's involuntary. We were supposed to go to Laiya, Batangas, but the driver missed a turn. Next thing I knew we were in Quezon.

6. Did you move anywhere?
No. Still steady down south.

7. What sporting events did you go to?
UAAP - only one I go to every year! I want to see F1 someday...

8. What concerts did you go to?
Didn't go to any this year. Looking forward to Incubus in March 2008!

9. Who was your Valentine in 2007?
Eeeeeeew. Haha. My Lola was my Valentine in 2007... picked her up and we ate out.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
My ego was bruised! Ek. No...

11. What was your best month?
March. Just because.

12. Where did most of your money go?
shopping, nights out... and other miscellaneous stuff.

13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
F1! I was super happy on the night Kimi Raikkonen won. That final race was one for the books. I was also excited about the Windows Vista launch early 2007. Sobrang excited akong matapos sha. Haha. I was also excited about Bohol because we're going out of town as a big family again after so many years.

14. What songs will always remind you of 2007?
UMBRELLA by Rihanna for sure.
Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston
The Prayer by Bloc Party,
Before It's Too Late by the Goo Goo Dolls... and so on.

Local: Seven Black Roses by Chicosci

15. What did you do on the 4th of July?
I don't remember.

16. What were the best...

* books you read?
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon. It's nice to have a glimpse of what it's like to be autistic through the eyes of a child and kind of have an understanding of what goes through their minds.
Time Traveller's Wife. Galing.
Tuesdays with Morrie. Really touching book. I want to have a mentor like Morrie :-)

* movies you saw?
Eastern Promises
Die Hard 4
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest
Hitman (Timothy Olyphant!!!)

* CDs you listened to?
A Weekend in the City, Bloc Party
In Rainbows by Radiohead (it really wasn't a CD, though)
Echo, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters
It Won't Be Soon Before Long, Maroon 5
Chicosci (Self-titled)

17. What do you wish you'd done more of?
uhm... sports?

18. What do you wish you'd done less of?
worrying. haha. less of the 'bad' stuff, of course.

19. How did you spend Christmas?
With the family. Every year, we spend the eve with my father's side of the family and this year is our first Christmas without our Lola... kind of different but it's all good because the family stayed together (and ________ together).

20. Did you fall in love in 2007?
Fall in love? Does fall in love with work count? Eeeeek.

21. How many one-night stands?

22. What was your favorite TV program?
Grey's Anatomy, Entourage, The Office

23. Compared to this time last year, are you:

* happier or sadder?

* thinner or fatter?

* richer or poorer?
Richer. Kind of... and then poorer because I spend so much walang natitira!

24. What was your favorite summer memory of 2007?
Going to the beach. I'm happiest when I'm at the beach. The trip to Bohol with the family was really memorable because we haven't done that for a while (go far out of town).

25. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 24. Celebrated with my family on the day itself. With my colleagues the day after, and with my friends the day after the day after.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
IMEEM! haha

27. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most in 2007?
Matthew Bellamy (from Muse), Adam Levine, David Beckham, Kimi Raikkonen, Jude Law.

28. Who was the best new person you met?
Best person I met? Can't remember who's the best but I met a lot of people this year. Wait wait wait... Best person I met? Penn Badgely. I met him but he hasn't met me.

29. Where were you when 2007 began and who were you with?
New Year's Eve with the family -- I was with the people I loved most in the whole wide world.

30. What are your plans for 2008?
Explore. Go somewhere I've never gone before.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Evil Eye Babies

Parents are teaching their kids all sorts of things and then they post it on YouTube. Well, actually the first one below was captured from AFV and then posted on YouTube. The kid knows how to do the 'omen' look. Hahahah he's sooooo cute!

And then the next one, Dr. Evil. Ang saya grabe. Nakakaloko. Kabarkada nung whatever baby in one of my previous posts. I want a baby na hindi tatanda, ever!

Watch this baby's hands!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Because I'm not yet sleepy...

You Are a Witch (or Warlock)

You are deviously brilliant and a perfect manipulator.
You somehow always end up getting what you want - without anyone knowing you're working behind the scenes.
Crafty and cunning, you can work your way out of any jam.
And it's easy for you to get people to do what you want, whether you're working for good or evil.

Your greatest power: Mind control

Your greatest weakness: Making people your puppets

You play well with: Ghosts

Your Psyche is Yellow

You have a ton of energy - both physical and mental endurance.
You are rational and logical, and you can help almost anyone think clearly.
Optimistic and bright, you also have a secret side that's a little darker.

When you are too yellow: You will do anything to get your way, and no one will be the wiser

When you don't have enough yellow: you lack confidence, drive, and humor

You are a PC

You're practical, thrifty, and able to do almost anything.
Appearances and trends aren't important to you. You just like to get the job done.


Your Brain is Blue

Of all the brain types, yours is the most mellow.
You tend to be in a meditative state most of the time. You don't try to think away your troubles.
Your thoughts are realistic, fresh, and honest. You truly see things as how they are.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about your friends, your surroundings, and your life.

Your Dominant Thinking Style: Experimenting

You're all about looking at the facts, and you could always use more of them.
You see life as your lab - and you're always trying out new things, people, and ideas.

The master of mix and match, you're always coming up with unique combinations.
You are good at getting a group to reach consensus.

Your Leprechaun Name Is:

Weebit Cabbageleaf

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Umbrella, you're way too beautiful

This was done by Chicosci in a rock da riles event... okay sana they made a rock rendition of Umbrella ella ella ey ey but you realize, they probably got the idea from My Chemical Romance who did it during one of their concerts in the U.S.. Then again, Chicosci really does pop songs during their gigs, whatever's NOW and they really get people to groove. I've never been to a lackluster Chicosci gig... and they've proven that you can make it big in this country as long as you make good music, even though the vocalist doesn't really sing all too well. haha

Disclaimer: I didn't take any of these videos so I'm not the screaming fan. haha just making it clear.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

pure shores

I like surprises. I like being uncertain. And that's probably the reason why I don't have a definite answer when people ask me how I see myself in the future. The future is as soon as tomorrow and I like not knowing what's gonna happen. Maybe tomorrow, my day would go like it did today... or maybe not. Maybe tomorrow I'll do a good job like I did today or not. Maybe I'll meet a few interesting people or maybe I won't.

I guess I'm at a phase where I don't really want to think about things. I don't want to make plans... I just wanna go where life takes me. I don't worry too much about fame or fortune, I know I can excel in whatever I want to do given that I commit myself to it. When I think about it, I realize that it's not really about getting rich or gaining recognition... it's probably just about being steady and feeling happy.

A few months ago (or years - there really isn't much difference), I would've been able describe how I want my future quite concretely... what I'm doing, where I live. I just seem to forget now. All I can come up with are general terms - success, happiness, fulfillment. How to achieve those, I don't really know. Success can be so many things in so many ways. Success in what exactly? I don't know. Probably success in life - collective of everything else that makes me happy.

Don't wonder why I'm getting all too sentimental about this. Whaddya know? I just came from the beach.