Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Panic.Attack!

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This may sound a bit over acting even for me but I am in serious fret mood right now! I have 2 pending monthly bills on my hand which by the way are overdue already. Yes, both of them. I have a weekend plan this coming weekend out of town. My nails seriously need their spa, it's been a month since I went to Nail Spa for my nail services. I'm going out tonight. And oh, did I mention about the 2 overdue bills I have!? Argh! Okay, I am panicking! Not just because my brother didn't give me my allowance for this coming 2 weeks but because of the bills that I will have to delay payment. That's my major worry right now. I have never paid any bill past their due date, ever. Now I don't know what to do!!

Calm down. Calm down. I know I'll be able to make this work. I know. But I need to calm down and stop the overflowing thoughts of worries in my head all rushing at the same time!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Keeping myself busy! :)

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After 3 days of keeping quiet, wallowing in my room and staying here most of the days I am back on my fingertips blogging. It's not like I have been MIA since I was still visiting and commenting on some blogs but you get what I mean.

First, I would like to say thank you to some friends who have left me some words of encouragement and advices here on my earlier entry about my being down and almost-depressed.

5. Lace

I give you wonderful ladies my deepest thanks and sincerest hugs for the advices and support that you gave me. :) 

*note: The guy already e-mailed me another picture last Saturday. Bigger and clearer. But with shades on so I couldn't see his eyes which is like important for me. I know I've waited for it for days and I should be happy that he already sent me one but I don't, I'm not. He added me in Messenger and I told him to send another one without the shades and he said he'd look for a picture. No word from him again since then. You know, I realized I don't need a guy like that. I don't know why it took him 3 days to e-mail me a picture and now he's MIA again. I don't like that. Given that he's busy or something, I want to know what's going on or that he'll be gone again. It's not really that much to ask because I won't get mad, at least I know he'll be gone. He and by that I mean no guy can keep going on and off with me. He's texting and calling me today and tomorrow and the next few days he's gone and then back again and then gone. PLEASE! What am I?! A doormat!?

For those who just go to my page and click Drop on my EC or click an ad from Adgitize without bothering to read any entry--or for those who do read but doesn't leave a comment or even a simple Hi/Hello for me, well thanks too. If you have anything to say, anything at all please feel free to drop a comment or two. Well, if nothing is of interest to you at least I get to smile when I see a lot of Drops on my blog but still...you know..it would be nice if when you have the time...to....leave a....

Yeah. Moving on, I spent my 3 days and today staying in my room and watching a whole lot of series alternately. It's weird but I'm enjoying it. I'm done with True Blood's first season so I moved on to Dirty Sexy Money and I am on the 7th episode already while alternately switching between How I Met Your Mother (first season) and Chuck (second season). I am on my 12th Episode on HIMYM and 2nd on Chuck. Oh plus right now I am also downloading Supernatural. I haven't seen the series yet so, I'm hoping it's good. Any more suggestions, guys?

Don't hate me for staying at home cos the weather is pretty crazy here, I tell you. Yesterday was super hot and when I woke up this morning it was raining hard. No wonder I'm starting to feel sick--again! Oh no. Been talking a lot with my friend, Addie the past few days. A lot of drama talk and even though we're talking about dramas in our lives particularly love life and career life, it's still fun. Fun talking about drama, am I going crazy?

So, tomorrow is Wednesday and I might be out again for yet another Wednesday Night Out with the new L.J. Wednesday Club at Circa--again. Hope we'd push through!

Anyone wanna join us? Really. Let me know. It's tomorrow at Circa in Eastwood City. Ooh I hope this will be way fun than last Wednesday. I want to have a happy picture! Happy happy!

Don't forget to leave a comment and suggest more TV series or just say anything you like to me.

Hugs!

Friday, April 24, 2009

From worse to happy to worst.

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*NOTE (04/25/09): I will be letting this entry stay on top until maybe the weekend is over or until I rack my brain for ideas to write or the mood to share yet another story/opinion or anything at all. So comments, advices or ideas will be truly appreciated! Pardon the long post but bear with me, this is like the first time I posted something this long and shared something so personal. 

Long Post. Please read. I will appreciate comments on this one! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
P.S. Kat, here's the story. This is going to be the last time I will be talking about him.*

The Worse

I woke up still feeling sad over what happened the other day, you know that guy. Felt like I have a hangover from drinking much only this hangover I've got isn't curable by a Bloody Mary or by having another drink (although this one can help too). I cannot believe that I am this affected over a guy I haven't even met or seen personally. For every one's information and better understanding (and for my sake) I would share with you a brief background about the guy and how we met. I know some or even most parts would sound a little creepy but it wasn't for me at that time.

-This guy called me on my cell last January. I didn't know him but he knew me. Or at least my name and my number and where I'm from. When I asked him how he got my number he said he got it in my Facebook profile. Unbelievable. My Facebook friends at that time are all friends of mine whom I know personally, some are my friends' friends, common friends, new friends but all of them I know personally I have no online friends then at that time. But since he was polite and really fun to talk to, I didn't hung up on him but I told him about my Facebook and he kind of "ignored" me on that part. It was my first time to actually talk to a guy I haven't seen yet let alone someone calling me from another country hundreds of miles away. At first I thought it was just one of my friends tripping. I have a few friends who are in California, I thought maybe they were playing me but when his calls came in regular, I thought no friend of mine would play me like that and spend a couple of dollars making long distance call just to joke me around.

-His phone calls were regularly every other 2 nights for a week or so, I'm not sure but you get the idea.  I told him we should just chat online cos it's much cheaper but he insisted on calling me on my phone. We talk about different kinds of things. No nasty talks or anything like that. No sweet nothings. Just the usual questions like "what are you doing?" "how have you been?" "do you have a boyfriend? why not?" "what do you do for fun?" stuff like that. And then the regular phone calls became text messages every once in a while. The last time he called me it lasted only a few seconds and then I haven't heard from him since. By the way, that's just January.

-After almost 3 months of not existing, he called me and texted me asking about my Mom (we talked about her in one of our conversations). He wanted to meet her and then I realized I don't even know what his last name is and what he looks like. What am I going to tell my Mom if ever? I told him that and he gave me the details, emailed me a small blurry picture of him the next day. I emailed him back and asked if he could send a clearer one. No reply. I texted him and he replied only not to my asking him to send me another picture. He's sidetracking all the time. So we text each other again and then he called me Monday and Wednesday. Every thing was going great especially that Wednesday morning phone call. I actually missed talking to him like that. Laughing and all. But then lunch time came and I insisted on wanting to see him (or at least what he look like) since he wanted to meet my Mom. I have the right to ask him for that right? It's not like I'm going to judge. I haven't asked him a picture since he first called me, only now that he wants to meet my Mom. I felt "scared" cos I realized I've been talking to a voice with no face. Okay, he described himself to me during one of our talks but it's still different. I didn't find it creepy talking to him during the earlier days. Seriously. I don't know why but he sounded okay, decent, polite, fun and I didn't bother asking for a picture. And then okay, Wednesday I told him that if he wanted to meet my Mom he should show himself to me first at least let me know what he look like cos he wanted to MEET UP with my Mom. That freaked me out cos I don't know him that much yet and they're both in LA and I'm here in the Philippines. You know what I mean? So you know what he did? He texted a description of him! Freaking description! 5'9, la la la la! I told him "show yourself to me or tell my mom the truth on how we really know each other" and that's what he did, text me a description of him! So after hours of deliberating on whether not to reply or reply and tell him he won't hear from me or my Mom until he sends me a picture, the latter won. It's been two days and no word from him. I know I shouldn't feel bad. But I do.

My Points:

1. I have been talking to him since January and haven't insisted on him sending me a picture. Just now. Cos he wants to meet up with my Mom who's also in LA. How crazy and desperate am I to let my Mom meet up with a guy I only talk over the phone and not know what he looks like? Fine. He's nice and sweet and all that but still. Do he's still a stranger. If it had been only me that could meet up with him it'll be okay. Just not my Mom cos what if something happens to her? I haven't thought anything bad about the guy. EVER. But why doesn't he want to send a clearer picture?

2. I am not asking for a picture to judge or to serve as a decision maker whether he's good looking or not. It's just for safety and security reasons.

3. That's just basically it. 2 reasons. 2 points.

Is something wrong with that? I haven't even told anyone about him before because then it might seem like a desperate act to get a love life. Now, only 6 people know about him. 3 know the whole story and 3 know a lot less. Oh, my Mom knows his name and that he calls me but not the entire story. This is my first time to open up about him. I feel I have to if I want to lessen my burden and make things real cos I'm thinking this is just a dream, he is not real. I have to embrace reality even though I keep hoping that he'll email me or call me or text me tomorrow. Or the next day. Or the next. Or the next...................

The Happy

I had lunch with one of my girl friends at Pepper Lunch in Shangri-La earlier, strolled a bit around the mall and watched 17 Again. I am not a fan but Zac Efron looked really hot there I almost forgot that I'm heartbroken. After the movie we bought Frozen Yogurt and then hung out at her place with her sister and 2 of their friends. We watched Coyote Ugly and then some TV and before we knew it, it was dinner time so we went out for dinner at Jollibee. Right after dinner, I hailed a cab and went home.

The Worst

A friend of mine (our parents are friends actually) who is like my younger sister told me a very startling and upsetting news and I cannot get over it! It's personal and I don't think I could share it here but it's the worst news of my day! She's young. And it involves a friend of mine which makes it even more frustrating. They kind of met because of me. I cannot believe this is happening to me all at once!

The Plea

Please just stop. At least for now. I don't know what to do. Well I do. I know that life isn't as complicated as we think, we're the ones making things complicated but that's my problem, I've already started making them complicated and I can not un-complicate them. Like I know I shouldn't be depressed over a guy that I'm starting to like over the phone but doesn't want to show himself to me. I know it may sound pathetic to some but I was starting to like him. Argh! I know I shouldn't think of him and worry about anything that has to do with him because it's not like he's worrying about me worrying about him or thinking about me thinking about him. It's not complicated. But it's just sad.

This is going to be my last rant about him. I am so sorry if this is long but I've actually summarized it (imagine if you could hear me in person talking about him. it goes with all the expressions, feelings and tiny details).

BIPOLAR attack. I want to sleep all day tomorrow until my eyes and head hurt. I want to curl up in bed. I want to jog and sweat all day. I want to cry. I want to shout. I want to get angry and throw a bitch fit. I'm not even sure if it's because I'm heart broken or because of the frustrating news I got or just because. Every thing's crumbling down again. Nooooooo! :(

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Down in the dumps Thursday!

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Last night was fun but when I saw the pictures in my camera earlier when I woke up, I noticed that I looked a little different. Like something's missing. Something's wrong. I don't know if it's just me but even though I was smiling in those pictures, my eyes were saying something else. I know I said yesterday that I'll end the night better and I did. I had fun. It wasn't only until I woke up today that I noticed I was sad in the photos.

at Circa with Pat, Leira and Jam.
The newly formed L.J. (Loveless and Jobless) Wednesday Club.

Circa.

I slept most of the day today. And do you guys remember about the guy that pissed me off yesterday? Well, I haven't heard from him and I guess that's why I am feeling worse than yesterday. I get difficulty in breathing like any moment I'll have an anxiety attack. I almost thought he could be the one. Not in the sense of being the one as in the husband but the one as in the boyfriend. Guess I was wrong and what did I expect thinking that when I barely knew him? Pssshh. This is what I get. A broken heart and an almost-anxiety attack. Thank you very much. I'm not sure how long this will last but I hope it won't last long. I just feel I need to share this to as many friends as I can and get it out of my chest before I self-destruct. Sorry for the ranting.

Tomorrow is going to be a new day and I'll be going out again for lunch with one of my girlfriends. Lunch, send application and then dessert. I might end up watching 17 Again alone though cos she rain checked on it. It's okay. I need some distractions right now.

What to do? What to feel? Your advices and opinions will help just please be gentle. :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rainy Wednesday!

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My day started pretty much good today. A little too good actually. I mentioned a guy on my post yesterday, so okay he called and woke me at about 7:15 AM. He was about to hung up when I said it's okay. We talked for about 25 minutes. Good talk. After that, I had breakfast then headed back to my room YM'd a couple of friends, texted my Mom who's in LA right now and went back to sleep. Just when I was about to go into deep sleep rain started pouring. HARD. It lasted for almost 6 hours. Yep, it stopped now. I won't say totally cos it's still cloudy out but I do hope that it won't rain until I get out of the house for my Wednesday Night Out.

I promised a friend of mine who's promoting this event every Wednesday that I'll come 3 Wednesdays ago, this is way overdue so now I'm going come what may. Besides, that good thing that woke me up today turned a bit annoying and I need to have fun and forget about it for a while. I was straight earlier this morning that since my day started good, it should end better and now not necessarily because of the same reason! I am so pissed I texted him some things like he won't hear from me again, la la la la. Whatever. Oh happy day!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rain in the middle of Summer.

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Last night I mentioned that I will be going back this morning to my sister's office to pass my CV. I was actually too lazy to get out of bed when I woke up earlier and I was thinking to just pass it tomorrow but after several minutes of debating with myself, I finally dragged my ass and headed out. To my surprise, it was cloudy out, no sun shining bright and it's not too hot. So I used the opportunity to do some exercise and walked from our house to and from the office without thinking that I'd pass out of heat stroke mid-way. Lunch time was a bit different though cos the sun was out again and it was freakin' hot on my way back home and it gets weirder cos after like an hour, it started raining! Cloudy raining. Which is good cos at least it was less hot. Believe me, the weather here has been crazy but mostly melting hot and I am not exaggerating when I tell you that right after stepping out of the shower, I start sweating drops and I'm not even the type to sweat easily and don't bother going out or you'll melt! That's why I am thankful for the rain today. Really really thankful! I know it's summer and all but the heat is just waaaaay too much!

I am hoping tomorrow it would be more cloudy than rainy. I will be out on a Wednesday night and I don't want to walk on wet streets. ;) 

Have you guys been experiencing crazy weather lately? I know this is cos of Global Warming. Very bad.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hopefully I'll land a job by June.

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I have been a little busy today. Just a little and then the rest was just me being lazy on a Monday.
I woke up with my cell phone ringing hard just right beside my ear at 7:50 this morning. It was a friend from L.A. who I really don't know personally  but has been in constant communication with me since January (okay, that guy is another story), anyway, his phone call woke me up in time cos I was having this really deep sleep and I doubt that I'll wake up in time for my appointment with my sister earlier this morning. So about 8:30 I got out of bed and ate 2 slices of bread, freshened up, got dressed and went out to go to my sister's office by 10. I had to wait for her for a couple of minutes since she was in a meeting.

When she finally arrived, we talked inside her office. What did we talk about? Me being jobless---still. And then my sister said she'll talk to someone in the Personnel's Office and have this special person write me a recommendation letter for two hotels. I am not proud to be pulling strings here but with times like these, I have to swallow my pride. I have been keeping my head high for a year and always saying "NO" to my Mom and sister's offer to have this special person write a recommendation letter for me and I still have no job. I need to grab this opportunity. I finally said "OKAY" today and I will be back tomorrow to hand out my CVs. I just finished typing a Cover Letter for the first hotel and my brain's too fried to be typing another one. What's difficult is that I am applying for two different positions. Both are within my interest though so no worries.

That's why I'm saying hopefully, by June just in time for my birthday I will be getting my first paycheck. Whenever I think of me starting to work, I get too overwhelmed and sad and I just want to curl up on my bed and cry. Seriously. But I won't be doing that right now. Maybe when I hear from them that's when I'll start feeling all fuzzy.

Wish me luck! Lots and lots of it! This is my last chance! (not literally but y'all know what I mean)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

TRUE BLOOD.

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Today is another one of those down days that I have although this "attack" is a tad tolerable than my usual down moods. I was still able to get up early and have breakfast, lunch and do my usual online routine and then watch a new series that I have downloaded over the internet: HBO's TRUE BLOOD. I am actually on the 6th episode as I am typing this. I started watching about 3PM today and stopped for about 3 hours and I will get back to it after my blogging.

Anyway, I came to know about True Blood while watching HBO and at first I thought it was movie so I was a little surprised when I saw "back-to-back episodes" under the screening time. I then decided to just download it and watch it straight instead of waiting another week for the next episode.

TRUE BLOOD is quite similar to Twilight. Vampire story. Though in TB, the vampires were more open to the public. I still don't get the what the entire series is about aside from the obvious vampire-human love story. To learn more about it we could check out this SITE.

I think I will be able to watch every series there is today. Mind you, I have watched a lot and by that I mean a lot of series over the past months:
---CSI (Seasons 1 until the latest episode of Season 9)
CSI New York (Seasons 1 until the latest episode of Season 5)
House (Seasons 1 until the latest episode of Season 5)
Grey's Anatomy (Seasons 1 until the latest episode of Season 5)
Criminal Minds (Seasons 1 until the latest episode of Season 4)
Gossip Girl (Season 1 until the latest episode of Season 2)
One Tree Hill (Seasons 1 until the latest episode of Season 6)
Prison Break (Seasons 1, 2 and 3)
Heroes (Seasons 1 and 2)--to name a few and after I am done with the first season of True Blood (since the show is in hiatus and would resume for the second season on June), next on my list is Dirty Sexy Money. 

If you guys have any good series in mind, feel free to drop me a line here. I'd appreciate it! :)

*back to watching mode now*

Friday, April 17, 2009

Back from Tagaytay trip!

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I have mentioned last night that I and 2 of my high school girlfriends are heading off to Tagaytay just for a day trip. We met up at 9AM and got to Tagaytay at about 11:30AM. Traffic in C5 was a little heavy. We had lunch at Buon Giorno!, yummy food!! :) 

Lunch: Green Iced Tea and Puttanesca (Penne)
Spicy!

Lunch: Mara, Apple and Abs at Buon Giorno!

After lunch, we headed off to different thrift stores (a.k.a UKAY!). 5 to be exact. The first one that we entered was HUGE! I forgot the name but it was really really huge, lots of clothes and bags and other things to choose from ranging from P50-P15o with 20%-30% less. I bought about 5 tops there. And then a dress at the second store and 5 tank tops at the last store (4 for P100). The 3rd and 4th stores we went to was a little pricey so no thank you. Apple and I were the only ones who bought stuffs while Abs just watched us try out the clothes. I spent not more than 1 thousand 500 pesos ($33) for the trip including my share with the gas money, lunch, thrift shopping, snack and my pasalubong (blueberry cheesecake tart, buko tart and tofu chips) at home!

We visited the church--Pink Sisters--after we were done thrift shopping. Said our prayers, dropped our intentions and took a few shots outside the church before going to Sta. Rosa Laguna for some halo-halo at Razon's but stopped by Rowena's (check out their SITE) to buy some food to take home first.

Merienda: Razon's Halo-Halo.

Off to Manila about 4:30PM. Travel from Tagaytay to SLEX (South Luzon Expressway) was smooth, no traffic at all but after SLEX--WOW! A little slow but still moving. EDSA on the other hand led us to take Pioneer and we literally went in circles. Good thing that circle included my place being just around the corner so my friends just dropped me off there. :)  Happy and exhausting day! I am so looking forward to our next out of town trip. Cebu? Cagayan? Batanes? Bohol? Okay, stop right there. FIND WORK FIRST! Haha! :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Productive day than usual.

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I have "accomplished" quite a lot of important things today and it feels nice that I did. I have been waking up rather early than my usual and I get to do a lot more if we're talking about my online life.

Here's how my day went:

9:30AM-10AM - woke up, got out of bed and freshened up; prepared breakfast
10AM-10:30AM - ate breakfast with Mom
10:30AM-12NN - checked my mail and Facebook, showered and got dressed for my lunch out with my former bosses and colleague
12NN-12:30PM - travel to Shangri-La
12:30PM-12:45PM - strolled a bit around the mall with a friend while waiting
12:45PM-2:30PM - reserved a table at Via Mare, went up to Sumo Sam only to find out that we are third on the waiting list, headed back down to Via Mare. Lunch. girlfriend of a friend and I texted each other for Boracay plans on May; air fare and accommodation.
2:30PM-3:30PM - went with our former bosses in the office (HR Department), our former bosses offered us a contractual position if we like, talked about job openings in other properties, decided to apply to Boracay property. found out she wasn't even sure yet!
3:30PM-4:00PM - back to the mall, walked around
4:00PM-4:30PM - travel back home
4:30PM-5:00PM - just as I entered the door, Mom asked me to buy ice cream.
5:30PM-7:30PM - multi-tasking; watched the news, Facebook, Adgitize, Entrecard, dinner and then Mom asked me to pick up her plane tickets back at Shangri-La
7:30PM-9:30PM - travel, arrived, picked up Mom's ticket, queued for a cab for an hour! freakin' hour! got home
9:30PM-11:45PM - freshened up, ready for bed, Adgitize, Entrecard, and blog.
12AM - SLEEP.

I'm doing overtime here right now. I'm supposed to sleeping cos I will be out early tomorrow for our Tagaytay day trip. :) Excited! But since I don't want to miss out on things here, overtime it is. This day is so exhausting for me! What I did may not be that much but believe me when I say that it really was an effort to even step out of the house because of the heat! I could literally melt! So okay, I am almost done with my online work and I will be dozing off in a few minutes. I'll see you guys again tomorrow! Hopefully with pictures from my trip.

By the way, my Malware problem yesterday has been solved no thanks to me. It just went all a-okay a few minutes after I have posted about it here on my blog. Still don't know what happened.

Mkay now, goodnight everyone!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Suspected Malware Infected Sites?

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This is weird. I was about to start an entry regarding my craze for the day--Facebook applications--most especially LivingSocial applications where I get to post my Top 5's and WishList. So okay, while I was doing them and playing poker online I was also browsing other blogs via Adgetize and dropping some EC's too. I was about to concentrate and close all other tabs other than Adgetize when all of a sudden this pops out of the screen:

At first the page would start to load and I get to see the graphics and all that but then all of a sudden this warning came out. I thought it was just one site, so I tried visiting another and another and the same thing happens. I closed Adgitize and opened Entrecard instead and to my dismay, hello warning again! Facebook is still working. Yahoo is still working. Multiply is still working. Philmug is still working. I don't know what the problem is! Everything was going perfectly and then all of a sudden, this happens. G-R-E-A-T! GRRRRRRREAT!

I am using Apple MacBook and my browser's Safari.

Can anyone help me with this?

p.s.

I tried using Mozilla and it's working fine. Still, I don't want to take chances.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Movie Review: T2 & Friday the 13th.

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The original plan last Sunday was to watch T2 at Powerplant. So we did, Anna, Ace and I, met up at Powerplant around 5PM and the movie started 5:40PM.


T2 is a local (Filipino) horror film about a young girl, about to be taken by "engkantos" (supernatural entities) on her 9th birthday, who met an NGO volunteer and helped her survive her "calling". 

The movie made me jump in some scenes, it's pretty okay, the effects and the story. And since it came from Star Cinema, it didn't disappoint me at all. I love Derek Ramsey! :)

So okay, I said the original plan was to watch only T2 and then we ended up watching another movie right after T2 finished. We've already seen Fast and Furious 4 so there's only 1 left:
 Friday the 13th. 2 scary movies in one night. 



Jason freaked me out more than T2 although T2 wasn't really bad. It's just Friday the 13th is a little gory. I'm at a loss for words on how to describe this. Not that it's the greatest scariest movie of all time but it's indescribable. Watch this one if you're into gory movies. Jason has been around for a long time. He never dies! Haha!

Overall, the two movies were well worth the 4 hours straight of watching. :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Book Review: Can You Keep A Secret?

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I think this is the first ever "book review" that I will be posting here in my blog. I don't know why this is so since I read so many novels already from Chinua Achebe to Paulo Coelho to John Grisham to Mitch Albom to Dan Brown to even local authors like Bob Ong. Maybe this is because I grew up reading books. A lot of them in fact. Disney fairy tales, Sweet Valley Kids, Twins, JR High, SVU and even their Diaries, Berenstein Bears and well, other children books.

However, I wouldn't enumerate them all here and do critique on every books I have read. Today, I will be focusing on Sophie Kinsella's Can You Keep A Secret? novel. Remember when I told you how I got sick during the days I was M.I.A? This is how I survived and spent those days: either walking to the beach (yes, just WALKING), listening to music and/or reading this book.
I bought this book last year, early last year if I'm not mistaken, but since then it's been stuck in my bedroom bookshelf still in its cover and I haven't touched it since then. I'm not sure why. Anyway, when I started feeling sick last week I decided to curl up in my bed after taking in some meds and started reading. Funny. Reading the first page already me smile and it already got my attention. I kept reading and reading and flipping through the pages that I didn't notice I was done with it already. I was laughing most parts of the book. This is the second book I have read from Sophie Kinsella (the first one was The Undomestic Goddess) but as far as I could remember, her way of writing in Can You Keep A Secret? was really appropriate for the type of book that it is. Funny. Hilarious. Sweet. This book is one of those feel good ones, the kind that is not "hard" to read, the kind that's easy, funny and suits a nice lazy afternoon at home.

new book cover
I have the old pink one.

Can You Keep A Secret? is about Emma Corrigan. A junior marketing assistant at Panther Corporation. She was on her flight back home beside a total stranger--a male stranger, when they experienced a turbulence and thinking that they are going to die, she spilled every secret she has! Every little thing. When they landed safely, the only consolation prize she thought she had was at least the guy she blurted all her secrets to was a total stranger. No chances they'll meet again. Until Emma came face to face with their company's CEO, Jack Harper, the guy who knows every detail about her!

This book is like the chick-flick in movies. Romantic comedy or something like that. I recommend this to anyone who is into having a good read and a good laugh.

For an excerpt click HERE.

photo c/o: http://www.randomhouse.com

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter everyone! Oh and like Christ who resurrected from the dead, well, I am back from my 3-day vacation just not to save the sins of all mankind. Okay, I kid, I kid. The point is I am back! But am sad to say that I have not shot a single picture during my vacation. There is one, my breakfast during our stopover on our way to the province and that's it. No pictures of the beach, no pictures with my cousins, no pictures with my grandma, no nothing. Blame it on me being sick. Colds, itchy throat, headache and my body feels weak altogether. The weather's actually taking its toll on me already. I was quite proud the couple of weeks when I'm seeing my friends' status on Facebook that they're down with the flu and I'm not but take it from me to ruin a supposed relaxing vacation away from the city and end up sick instead. Great.

I will be catching up on a lot of things later on today as I've seen some new followers on board and new widgets on my Entrecard Drops Inbox. Welcome to my new visitors! Feel free to leave a comment anytime. As for my droppers and other blogging friends, I will be dropping by your blogs later. Can't wait!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

MIA for a couple of days.

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Today's Holy Wednesday, halfway through Holy Week and I will be going to the province for a couple of days which means no night outs, no malls, no Starbucks, and no internet connection for me. I think it'd be good to have some peace and quiet for a while, away from the city and the busy life (yeah, as if my life is busy!) and just relax and breathe in fresh air. Besides, our province may not have malls or Starbucks but we sure have the beach nearby so that's hello beach for me! :)

I will be missing going around everyone's blogs for the next days. I'm not going to be gone for long but I'm not sure, I'll post a new entry once I get back in the busy streets of the city.

Just feel free to browse my past entries that you missed to read and you might find something to laugh about or plainly entertain yourself with.

See you guys when I get back! :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy Dearest!

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April 07, 1933-September 03, 2007

Happy happy birthday my Daddy dearest! I wish you are still here with us. I miss you every day! I still cry every night missing your presence, kissing your cheeks and forehead, clinging on to your arm, hugging you from the waist, and calling you "DADDY!" out loud. :) I miss your smiles and laughters, hearing your voice, your stories about the old days, sharing your opinions about almost any thing and voicing out sarcastic remarks that are most of the time hilarious. I miss the way you spoil all 9 of us although you deny that you do. I miss having lunch, merienda and dinner with you. I miss how you always say "Don't sit on the floor" every time you see me doing an indian sit. I miss the times you ask me how my day was, what's new and other stories about my friends. I miss YOU and I love you! 
And I know you're worried about us down here (I'm 100% sure you are) but don't be. We can handle things and we're trying to do good just like what you wanted us to do. As much as I am sad that you've passed away unexpectedly, I feel somewhat happy that at least you're not feeling any pain any more and that your suffering has ended. That is the only thing that is making things acceptable for me. 

I'll see you in my dreams again Daddy-o!

Lovelove,
Marapotpot :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Another Blog Award!

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I received another blog award days ago from MYE, I lost count on how many awards I've got not because I have a lot but because I get them on long intervals. Pretty sure it's about my 4th or 5th. Anyhow, thank you MYE for giving me this award!

The NENO AWARD: a dedication to those who love blogging and love encouraging friendship through blogging.

I am posting this now before it gets stuck in my "to-post list" for my blog. Now it's my turn to pass this award on to some old and new friends I have met online and some that I have encouraged or inspired to try blogging: ARA, BILL, ERIC, IAN. I'm not sure if you guys are going to post this award in your blogs but either way, I'm sharing this to you. :)
 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Friday Night Out!

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I thought my day would be in one of its worst because my internet connection was down. Not totally but annoying enough cos it loads so slow. So I was a bit not in the mood during the early afternoon. Good thing though I was still able to log in to my Yahoo Messenger and  I was able to chat with some of my friends.

And so like planned earlier this week, some of my friends and I went out for a Wine Night and then to another "drinking" place and then to a club. Fun night!

with Inigs and Carlo at Barcino.

solo outside Barcino.

with Garri, Kirk and Roque the one trying to sit on my lap. haha!

Carlo and Inigo picked me up at home around 9 PM, drove off to Barcino in Ortigas, stayed there until 11 PM while waiting for Roque but since we're done with our bottle and he still hasn't arrived, we went over to Garri at Pivo and waited for Rox there. He and another friend of his arrived after a few minutes and then Carlo and Inigo went home cos they still have work early the next day. So it was just me, Garri, Rox and his friend Kirk and John left at Pivo. Drank a couple more drinks and just when I thought we were heading home, Rox drove off to Dolce in QC! Stayed there for an hour or so but Kirk and I went out for some air. The rave lights, smoke and crowd didn't really help my being tipsy. Rox and Kirk drove me home and I thank them for that! Big time!

I can't believe I actually had a super super fun night that night to think that I was pretty slammed up when I got home. I could barely climb up the stairs and I was not able to sleep! I got home around 5 AM, took a bath at 10 and then went out for lunch again with one of my high school best friend, watched a movie, ate again and then went home. I slept real early, 8:30 PM and woke up today at 9:30 AM. Nice! I finally slept STRAIGHT hours! That's quite an achievement for me cos as some of you know I it's either I find it hard to sleep or I get to sleep but wake up every 2 hours or so or both. I got a bad hangover yesterday though. Aside from not having the strength to go up the stairs, I could also barely stand up for more than 10 seconds therefore taking a shower sitting down, I threw up a lot of times and I just felt really weak which also makes it a miracle that I made it out of the house and then back home in one piece. :)

I wonder when's the next time we'll go out again. Probably after another year! Haha! Kidding. I'm looking forward for May though. Fiesta here I come! :) Would be 2 years in a row hopefully when this plan pushes through.

Okay, back to regular programming now: Adgitize, Entrecard, Facebook, Adgitize, Entrecard, Facebook, la la la la.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Top 10 EC Droppers for March.

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I would like to start the month of April by saying a
BIG THANK YOU to all those who've visited, read, dropped by and left messages and/or comments here in my online personal bubble last March. I am truly grateful to everyone who never fails to drop by and say hello. 

Here are my Top 10 droppers for the month of March:






































































 




Please click on their widgets and you might find something interesting. It's amazing how my top droppers are from different categories. There's humor, environmental, sports, personal, religion, news and media, and trends. I'm pretty sure there's at least one that will catch your eye what with different categories to choose from. :)

Again, thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Hugs and kisses to everyone!

I hope to see you all again this month. Feel free to drop me a line anytime. 

Happy day to all!

*note:
Okay, I don't know what I did wrong or to be honest, I don't remember what I did cos the supposed widgets I have posted are not working. Can anyone please help me with the step-by-step on how to do it? Thanks in advance!

 

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