Thursday, April 28, 2011

People really do have the tendency to overreact.

Think before you tweet. You run the risk of coming across as stupid to people. And it doesn't matter how many followers you have. When people view your page, your tweets kind of give an idea of who you are. okay?

Given that... if there's one word on a statement tee that would best describe my tweets, it would be: SONG HITS. (Okay, two words yon)


Stop spitting on the pavement, geddemmit.

Have some class.

In other news... In other news, thank God blogger is free and you can create as many blogs as you want and not give yourself away too much in this one. Not on Facebook, not on Twitter, and not. here.

I seriously think writing it here or wherever is better than giving it to people. That way, no one gets hurt and no one bears the burden of having to be at the receiving end.

*slams phone*


Monday, April 25, 2011

Adolescents? I haven't heard it.

One of the best shows I saw in 2008 was the Incubus concert. I think that was the same year when Maroon 5 came, as well as the first Eraserheads comeback.  They're a pretty old, established band, but not quite as iconic as the Foo Fighters or Red Hot Chili Peppers but I love them. One of my favorite Incubus songs is Megalomaniac and it also ranks high in my list of favorite rock music videos (viewable here because embedding is disabled by YouTube).

They announced that they're going on hiatus in 2008, but now they're back! and I'm so happy to see that Brandon Boyd has aged gracefully. All that herbal nourishment that he gets is doing him good (haha).

Can't wait to see them here in July!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Guilty Pleasures ko 'to, bakit ba?!!!

While we're on the subject of abstinence, let's talk about guilty pleasures. What are guilty pleasures? Well, those are the things that you like or love but can't admit that you like or love openly.  It's not like you'll put it on your Facebook profile or something. Example, my Facebook profile, without looking at it now, will probably have the following listed under Favorite Movies: Almost Famous, The Godfather, Rush Hour, etc...

Now in the absence of more substantial things to do over the holy days (except for work -- even from that I needed to abstain so I turned off my push email after the Holy Thursday conf call, and aside from, ehem, praying), I did a Tagalog movie marathon. I love it. They're baduy, corny and what not, but I have to admit that I've taken to liking most of those made by Star Cinema. Aminin na natin, yaman din lamang alam na ng sambayanan na 'gumimik' ako sa Strumm's in 2011 (bwahahaha).

So, pseudo Facebook profile should read... Favorite Movies: One More Chance (Bea & John Lloyd), Kung Ako Nalang Sana (Sharon & Aga), Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita (Claudine & Rico), Got to Believe (Claudine & Rico), Paano na Kaya (Kim & Gerald), the 2 Sarah & John Lloyd Movies, All My Life (Kristine & Aga) and my most recent favorite which is also the one with the corniest, cheesiest, yuckiest title: Catch Me, I'm in Love. Gerald Andersoooooooon! If Derek is 2010, Erwan Heussaff is 2011 Q1, Gerald Anderson is 2011 Q2!!!!

Okay, anti-it pala ha! I'm the anti-anti-it. Ako na! Ako na ang baduy!

No worries. Next week, I'll be back in my usual formula-1 loving female self. :D

Abstinence, is it?

Ever since I got a good understanding of religion in class, I never believed in giving up meat on Fridays in observance of the lenten season. The true meaning of abstinence for me is in keeping yourself from something that you really want or love to do. That's probably the ultimate sacrifice because not eating meat doesn't hurt me at all. I can eat fish all week as long as the dish is good.

But, in respect to tradition and as a compromise, I don't eat meat only during Ash Wednesday and Good Friday every lent. On my end, this year, I've given up three things that I really love from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday, and dude, is it difficult not to give in to temptation! Arrrggggghhhh.

Mind over matter. I can do this! Just a few more hours! Or is it technically over since it's Easter Sunday?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Of Cougars and Rhinos

So after about more than three years, I opened my Yahoo Messenger again because of a friend who wanted to chat about her "heart concerns". Decided to play around it a bit and saw the Yahoo Music feature which let's you tune in to a particular station and then post the song title and artist name as part of your YM Status.

I was going through the 'stations' which were actually music genres and found this:

What the fuck is COUGAR MUSIC? I clicked on the station to find out and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" came on. Wahahahaha! Brownie points for Yahoo for catering to all markets, even the so niche ones like Cougars.

I listen some more then "This Love" by Maroon 5 came on. Hey that's not cougar music! And there's no concrete definition of Cougar Music online either.

Wait, what do we call a male cougar? Oh, right. A Rhino!

But the way I see it, where we are, there are more sexy cougars than rhinos. hehehe

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Don't wait, don't wait, don't wait for too long.

The bigger question is, "what happens when we stop fighting it?". Plausible deniability, Blair. Until we know for sure they were wrong.

I can guarantee it.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Go, Bords!!!

Realized that this particular note that has been sitting in my BlackBerry for a couple of months now. It's an excerpt from a motivational speeach that our creative director delivered to me at a time when I had to secure something crucial for a project. I was feeling a bit apprehensive and uncertain that I could pull it off, good thing we were already getting tanked then... and of course, liquid courage helped. Funny how in the middle of his long pep talk, I decided to type it when I should have captured it on video to make it easier on the fingers, but the real intention was to blog it so I guess typing did have a purpose. 

And this is really pretty much how he said it (at least the latter part) and it did get me fired up:
You always assume na magaling ka... pero you will realize na hindi sa lahat ng oras magaling ka. At dahil narecognize mong maraming masmagaling sayo, kailangan gawin mo. Gawan mo ng paraan. Pagbutihin mo pa. Patunayan mo.

Pero ngayong gabi, putangina, dapat ikaw ang pinakamagaling! Isipin mo, kaya mo.  Sabihin mo, putangina niyong lahat, akin 'to!

Isa lang ang opposite ng defeat. Isa lang. Alam mo na yon. Piliin mo kung sino ka don. Tapos putangina na nilang lahat!
----> Hahaha. Kung Pilipino si Leonidas o si Troy, malamang ganito yon.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sweet dreams are made of this, who am I to disagree?

Was going through a box of photos this afternoon when I came across this piece of paper with a quote from Douglas Coupland's Gen X. I read that book way before and I don't remember what it's about anymore, but I probably had taken note of this quote at a time when Twitter was non-existent.
"After you're dead and buried and floating around whatever place we go to, what's going to be your best memory of earth? What one moment for you defines what it's like to be alive on this planet? What's your takeaway? Fake yuppy experiences that you had to spend money on, like white water rafting or elephant rides in Thailand don't count.  I want to hear some small moment from your life that proves you're really alive."
So what are those moments, really?  Not a particular moment comes to mind now (nothing like the "hearing my firstborn cry for the first time after coming out of my womb" kinda thing), but I do have a list of things that give me a natural high. Life's simple joys: 
  1. Feeling loved by the people you care about
  2. Walking around alone in a place you've never been before
  3. Waking up to the sound of the waves and smell of the sea
  4. Your parents telling you they're proud of you
  5. Being with friends
  6. Cracking a joke that makes everybody laugh
  7. Laughing so hard until your tummy aches and your jaw's tired
  8. Going on a roadtrip with a really cool bunch of people, coupled with a really good playlist
  9. Singing out loud like you really know how to sing
  10. Being struck by that one line in a song that somehow articulates how you feel
  11. Getting a pat on the back at work and actually believing that you deserve it (because sometimes I get it and I'm like... di nga??!)
  12. That first swig from a cold bottle of beer that you've been anticipating all day
  13. Dancing like no one's watching
  14. Overhearing people say nice things about you
  15. Discovering money that you forgot you kept somewhere
  16. Releasing all inhibitions and getting hammered out of your senses (couldn't say the same about the morning after, though)
  17. The doctors saying mom is well enough to go home after being confined in the hospital
  18. Plane taking off and landing (some people hate it but I love it, I get a rush from it)
  19. Sitting in a car with someone and feeling perfectly comfortable with the silence and loving every minute of it knowing you don't have to exert an effort to entertain / engage in small talk because you just see eye to eye
  20. Satisfying a food craving that you've had for days
  21. Seeing a gas station with a good toilet after having been stuck in heavy traffic and controlling your pee
  22. Getting little surprises that you really didn't expect (uhm, yeah, it's called a surprise)
  23. Watching a concert or an Ateneo game live and screaming your heart out
  24. Your favorite sports team emerging victorious
  25. Feeling needed -- like you're important to people you love. 

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Oblivious to the obvious. Or so they say.

That feeling when you're absolutely certain about something until someone else messes with your head... that's exactly what it is.

How is it possible that different groups of people looking through the same glass window are able to see the same thing and get the same vibe, which the fish in the aquarium are actually oblivious to?  "What the hell are they talking about?" is the question in your head and you feel a bit incredulous about this new information that you have not really considered before.  It's the sort of thing that would probably have never entered your mind unless it was injected into it.

And you think that these people just don't understand because they are not in the aquarium.

And they say...

I only hear what I want to.

Stubborn, you.