Saturday, December 30, 2006
my confidence was drained. i was losing faith in the world. but i had to breathe. i had to swallow it all. i had to live. then in the midst of everything, love and music came. a one-sided love. i was the trashbin of his angst and worries. i was his comfort zone for a while. then truth came. and i was hit by it hard. then i held on to the music. it kept me sane because i'm on the edge of losing it all.
i ran away from the world i thought was mine. all of it was joke, i realized. i held on to it like a little girl would to a rag doll. but then fate is such a wonderful thing. i decided that rag dolls were not for me. so i threw it all away. then a pinch of fate led me to new endeavours. new peers. new everything.
i'm blessed. and i thank the higher power for it.
what's in store for me this 2007 is all a mystery. a blank page yet to be filled. but whatever it is, i'm prepared for it, like a soldier prepared for a battle.
bring it on!
Thursday, December 28, 2006
i didn't really mind if i went to the gig alone. it became a habbit since most of the time everyone's busy to join me, which is perfectly fine. i went to megamall first to eat dinner, window shop for PSP games (which was sooooo expensive!) and to buy my gift for ean. i bought him neil gaiman's neverwhere.
it was only 9:45, and the show will start at 10. i bought the ticket and went in for a while. i lingered outside most of the time before the performance. the show started around 10:15. swissy opened the show and sang a couple of feel good songs with her guitar...
swissy is another artist to watch out for from terno recordings. and i mean she really is. she has great original compositions. her voice and the way she plays the guitar almost had me fooled that jewel or the singer of sixpence none the richer was the one singing amidst us. after her, up dharma down was next. i handed my gift to ean before their set. he was surprised that i bought him a gift. i just said it's for missing their friday gig :) i missed watching up dharma down. they played "the world is our playground..." first which was a great song to start the night.
i didn't stay for paramita's set. i left after dharma's set and head to saguijo.
last night was a lot of firsts. that was my first time in saguijo. i realized that it was only three to four blocks away from our office.
the night was a real treat not just for me but for other true blooded up dharma down fan because it was the video launch for their new video Hiwaga and the first time they performed stripped down version of their songs.
carlos with an acoustic guitar , paul with his bass, armi with her piano and ean with his smooth beats done from his high tech gadget and snare drum, everybody was in awe and was under the band's spell. all i did was close my eyes and listen to armi's voice minus the edgier drum beats and synths i was used to. this was breaking the cycle, as armi described it. armi shared that they only had five to six hours of practice for that set. they ended around 3am.
i decided to stay in saguijo for a while to breathe and absorb everything that had happened that night. paul and ean offered me a ride 'til the taxi bay area in pasong tamo and waited 'til i got my ride going to crossing.
i cannot say that the night was perfect. but it was something that will stay with me for a long time. i wonder when will they play such a set again?
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
i woke up at 9 in the morning feeling terrible because of my cold. and my headache worsened come lunch time. i asked my dad to buy me some medicine since it's getting worse every minute. he checked me and confirmed that i have a fever.
my relatives started to arrive for my brother's party for the kids in the neighborhood at around 1pm. a little history: we've been helding this party since my brother was born, so we've been doing this for 16 years. and yesterday was the first time i did not join the fun because i was in bed the whole time :( everybody already left when i woke up. *sigh*
i still have a fever when i went to bed last night after watching grease. the fever was gone when i woke up this morning. i still feel dizzy though.
tomorrow's THE day. i have mixed feelings about it. i kept on picturing different scenarios on what would happen tomorrow. and i sometimes find it weird about myself. i think i have to stop it, cause it might make me expect a lot. which is not good.
but i know tomorrow will be great. i know it will be :)
Sunday, December 24, 2006
the night was full of hugs, laughters and kwentos. i went home with joan. we stopped by chowking shaw and ate chowfan for breakfast. then i headed to church to catch the early morning sunday mass.
Friday, December 22, 2006
by the sound of it, i think readers will be bound to a darker, eerier adventure. i got the whole detail of this press release in yahoo. the article also has instructions for the hangman game in J.K. Rowling's official site which is freakin hard to figure out. you have to click a lot of stuff for you to get in the game. i'm done with the chimes step, where it turned in to a key. but nothing happens after. booo!
it's sad because this will be the last Harry Potter book, and strong rumors say that our hero will face a tragic death in the end. but i'm excited as well to find out the culmination of this saga. at least, if i'll start reading again from book one, there won't be bitin moments, hehe.
i just noticed something about Yahoo's press release and UK's press release: they spelled it differently. in UK's release, it's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Hollows - n. A small valley between mountains; a depression hollowed out of solid matter
Hallows - v. Render holy by means of religious rites
this is confusing. but i think both spelling of the two press releases, i can say, is applicable to the context of the book's title. Deathly Hollows can refer to a place, like the graveyard where Harry met Voldemort in the flesh. Deathly Hallows, on the other hand, can be referring to a ritual that can be a cause of Harry's death. interesting.
what do you think?
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
maybe you'll think that i'm making a big deal about it. well, yes, since this is the only gift i got without a note to whom it came from. and i have this thing about receiving gifts that i have to know who was it from all the time for me to thank the person properly. i followed the gift giving trail here in the office and it's either the gift is given to you personally or someone will leave the gift on your table with a card attached to it.
i'll definitely have a sweet christmas because of the gifts i got from my officemates. some of the presents i got (and thank you very much to the following people) were chocolate cake from Sherwin, a box of cookies from Ms. Mimi, a chocolate cupcake from Ms. Chay, 2pcs of Reeses Peanut Buttercup from Adrian, a not-yet-opened gift from Ms. Maidette and a bar of Meiji Milk Chocolate from Ritchie. so much sugar! loooovveee it!
but the question still stands: kanino galing ang tsokolateng ito?
Monday, December 18, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
plan B worked last night for my mom's birthday.
plan A was going to 70's bistro to watch hale. and take note, it was my mom's idea. namimiss na raw nya kasi si champ, hehe. then my plan was to buy flowers for my mom and then ask champ to give it to her and maybe sing a song for her (her favorite is kung wala ka). but she's too tired from her week-long seminar in baguio.
plan B was last minute. i texted champ and ask for a huge, huge favor for my mom's birthday. hindi ko sya masyadong kinulit. i asked him if it was possible for him to call my mom and greet her. i even said that i will send him e-load for the phone call. but dear champ agreed, asked for my mom's number and said that there was no need for me to send him e-load for the call. i was literally crying when he agreed to do the favor for me because i know my mom will be surprised by the call. after 30 minutes i got an excited text message from my mom thanking me because champ just called and greeted her.
part of the plan B was the cake i bought. and it wouldn't be possible if not for olive's lending hands, hehe *wink wink*. strawberry chocolate mousse cake. ang saya kasi hindi naman namin lagi nakikita si mama na sya yung nag-bloblow ng cake. nakaka aliw kasi pati yung mga pusa namin e naki kanta :)
we love you mama!
*big hugs to champ and olive for making this possible
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
i didn't really expect anything last night. i was just there to enjoy everything until my name was called during the raffle where the give-aways were from mr. wood. i was informed before hand how "generous" our dear CEO is when it comes to giving out gifts to raffle off. but i didn't expect i'll be winning this
yup, i won that last night. my very own, brand new Sony Playstation Portable with NBA 2007 UMD game. i heard it cost more than 16k. and i got it for free. and i have no idea how to use it, teeee heeee. good thing some of the guys here in the office knows the 101 for this hi-tech gaming thing (see, i don't even know what term to use to properly describe it).
other than its handy features and might be the future cause of my brother's arguments, i researched basic things to know about it since i don't have any idea whatsoever about PSP:
1. it has a wireless LAN function, which means i can use it to browse the net while hangging out in starbucks or anywhere that has a wi-fi set up.
2. can store audio like my ipod does.
3. can store videos in mpeg-4 format just like ipod video does.
while i was talking to some of my officemates i realized that the PSP package i got was not the value pack where it usually includes a USB cable and a 32mb memory card. and i really want either of these memory sticks:
yes, they're that expensive. i've been thinking about selling it since we can really use the money these days. but on second thought, this is something major i won in a raffle for the first time. if i'll be keeping it, it's better to buy a higher memory to maximize PSP's function. i'm excited to show it to my brothers later.
wala pa akong tulog.
Monday, December 11, 2006
or maybe there's something wrong with his YM... let me rephrase that...
it's just frustrating that when you sent an IM to a friend who has not been online for the longest, longest time...his YM suddenly crashes and not IM you back. CRAP!
oh, before i forget...
xavier is a bundle of energy. never a dull moment when he's on board. i cannot recall the last time i talked to him. laging hi at hello lang kasi laging busy kapag nagkikita sa gig. if ever you'll be reading this, i hope i can chat with you again soon.
i had a fever last weekend kaya hindi ako nakapag practice sa bahay ng aming dance presentation mamaya. i'm a bit nervous because of my recurring headache. baka bumigay ako mamaya pag sayaw.... *think positive* *think positive* this will be my first christmas party here in makati. and i bet it's going to be great because almost everyone seems to be excited about it.
my mom's in baguio until wednesday. i forgot to ask her if we're still going to 70's bistro on the 13th (which by the way is her birthday) for hale's gig. medyo malungkot ako kasi hindi ko pa alam ang ireregalo ko sa mom ko sa wednesday. i'm thinking of getting champ as cohort for my plan that's bubbling in my mind this moment for my mom's birthday on wednesday. or maybe sheldon. or maybe both of them.
or maybe not.
Friday, December 08, 2006
peng went online yesterday but i didn't get the chance to chat with her since her ate's online too. i miss her so much.
i haven't seen my friends for a while. i mean all of them. so i decided to go to hale's Unang Hirit's 7th anniversary guesting last wednesday. i was glad to see former co-workers too. here are some photos:
wala pa rin akong christmas list.