- Got this photo from some random Tumblr site. I pretty much spent half my life saying “I Can’t”. It’s inevitable, especially when your confidence level is more on the other side of the pole. I can’t help it. See, I told you, saying it is unavoidable.
- Inspiration eludes me. I’ve been bumping into him once in a while whenever I tripped or crossed an unknown path, but it seems that he’s going to play this crazy game of hide-and-seek with me.
- What do you do when someone from your Facebook friends passed away? Do you delete them?
- No matter what I do, everyone will always be two or even ten steps ahead of me.
- I started playing the guitar again. Yesterday, I tried playing Katy Perry’s Thinking Of You while following an instructional video on YouTube. My left forefinger is a little sore right now, but what the heck. I had fun. Come payday, I will ask the guitar master if he could replace the strings of my guitar and tune it for me. *fingers crossed*
- Cream puffs are the ultimate cheap thrill. I like the ones at The French Baker. They sell it for Php23 a puff!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
How You Can Start Spending Smart? By scourging the net with the great deals one could find. My favorite high fashion eyeglasses are the ones I found at ZenniOptical.com. The online store has an ongoing sale on their wide range of eyeglasses. Check out their $ 8 Rx eyeglasses with chic frames you’ll surely love. :)
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Six years; I still remember the first time I clocked in and sit on my own desk. “It’s official: I am part of the workforce.”, I muttered. According to law, the legal retiring age is 60 years old. That’s a bazillion jeepney rides and clocking-in for me. But I have been considering putting up an extra income-generating business that I can operate at home. Been researching on how to put up an internet cafe for a while now. I think that’s a great business since almost everyone knows how to use the internet nowadays. I also included researching about Shelf Corporations, Corporate Credit, and Aged Corporations for some basic knowledge on securing loans and managing credits. One of the top search results is EZUnsecured.com.
EZUnsecured.com can get Financing even in this market - They are GOOD at what they do but they are NOT cheap - Get ready to break out your wallet and pay around 10% as a Success Fee on the Financing they obtain for you.
Of course, with business, one must take risks and invest. Though the deals the company offers are not cheap, it is guaranteed to help potential clients on their financial endeavors. Visit the website now for more details!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? Alright, alright, Team Edward it is. But wait 'till you see the newest trailer from the much anticipated second installment of the Twilight Saga: New Moon, you might be thinking twice:
This trailer was the one played in the cinemas before Bandslam over its opening weekend. H-O-T trailer! And definitely so much better than the first film. New Moon is the book that I really enjoyed reading from the four books of the series. I’ve had doubts before if 17-year-old Taylor Lautner would be able to play the part. But this guy is really serious about playing the werewolf's part and buffed himself up. Look at those 6-packs!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Much buzz was created by this movie early this year as it became the first animated film to be screened in the history of the Cannes Film Festival. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 97% rating as critics showered the funniest movie Pixar had ever produced. Reading positive reviews about the film made me even more excited. One article said that this movie has a lot of soul because of the inspiring portrayal of how it is to grow old and be able to fulfill one's dream.
My mom fondly call the kid in the movie, Kulit. We had the chance to see Up's full trailer before Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince.
The idea of flying using thousands of balloons is one of the craziest form of flight I have ever seen. :D
September is the month for the big premieres of Television series in the U.S. I researched about the shows and its corresponding premiere dates and found out that most of them are two weeks away. Yehoo!
Starting today, I will be giving a run-down of my favorite shows. Click on the name of the show for my post about it's up coming premiere episodes, season spoilers and previews. I am particularly excited about the up coming seasons of the following shows:
- 90210 (The CW), September 8 8:00 PM/ET
- Gossip Girl (The CW), September 14 8:00 PM/ET
- One Tree Hill (The CW), September 14 9:00 PM/ET
- Heroes (NBC), September 21 8:00 PM/ET
- Big Bang Theory, The (CBS), September 21 9:30 PM/ET
- Smallville (The CW), September 25 8:00 PM/ET
- Glee (Fox), September 9 9:00 PM/ET
- Vampire Diaries (The CW), September 10 8:00 PM/ET
- Beautiful Life, The (The CW), September 16 9:00 PM/ET
I know there are a lot of shows but I have been particularly fond of the aforementioned shows. Any suggestions on what to add on my list of TV series to spend my couch potato time?
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I tweeted my frustration with the slow connection, and my friend Candy replied and said that there were some major cable disruption last night, hence the slow connection.
I wonder if anybody had the same experience last night.
Time check: 4.45 AM. That means I need to stop writing (and Twittering) now and get ready for work.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Not so wordless today. I took this shot, using my phone, while waiting for sunrise at my friend Joy’s place in Tagaytay. I’ve been using my Motorola V3i phone for three years now, and still, it gives me love :)
FYI: I did not edit this shot :D
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
- ads about the best diet pills one can get, with other benefits on the side like whitening effect and having your bangs grow an extra inch with every take
- Asianovela adaptations
- too much Judy Ann Santos ads
- never-ending soon-to-be members of the running political parties for next year's national elections while concealing it as a pseudo-public service ads
Monday, August 10, 2009
One, two three...seven...nine..
Bart kept on counting as hours of the morning slipped away without him noticing. What a busy weekend it must be, as their 30-year-old farm upgrades its vast cattle supplies. A quarter-month's delay with the deliveries is sure a pain when all you want to have getting the farm running smoothly. He could hear cows mooing in a corner, bidding him goodbye as an expected buyer loads them in threes on his truck.
Sunday, August 09, 2009
I went straight to Bonifacio High Street after my part time teaching job yesterday to meet my friend Mayee. We had a deal that we’d watch Up Dharma Down and Taken By Cars play at The Manila Design Week launch party. It had been months the last time I saw Mayee, Armi and the rest of UDD plus it would be the first time I would see Sarah and the rest of TbC play live. We both are early for the 9pm gig so we spent the idle time playing at TimeZone and going around BHS while chatting out hearts out.
Moi and Mayee :D
Mayee and I snapped a few pictures with the newly-painted murals as our backdrop. The murals were painted by the participating graphic artist at the event. Bumped into a few celebs walking around the event like Gaby Dela Merced, Tim Yap with his QTV11 crew, Zach Lucero, Ping Medina and Victor Basa.
After the three-hour wait, the program finally started with a break-dance battle. I do not know if that is the proper term for it, but the resident DJ played some 20-minute-long mix while four baggy-jean-wearing guys danced like they don't have a single bone in their body.
Techy Romantics was the first band that started the rockin’ night. The hyped hosts asked one of the band members to give the audience an idea of how they sound like.
New Wave + Techno + Emo = Techy Romantics
That mainly summed up how Dondi (the band member with a Mac as instrument) described their music. But it was a lot more. I was blown away after hearing their first song. Click here to listen to some of their songs to see what I mean.
Taken by Cars was the next band. Been listening to their album for months now. Great set by Sara and the rest of the band. I had fun jumping and singing along to Uh-Oh and Shapeshifter. :D
Up Dharma Down closed the event with five songs. Jeric of Sleepwalk Circus take over the drum duties (We miss you, Ean Mayor! :P). Great set, as always.
The launch party ended around 11:30pm, but Mayee and I hung around a bit and talked to Armi and the rest of UDD, members of Taken By Cars, and with the Everywhere We Shoot team led by Garovs and Ryan.
Congratulations to Manila Design Week for holding a great event. The Manila Design Week is a 7-day celebration with different events around the metro. Click here for the complete MDW schedule.
*photos by Mayee Gonzales
The day is almost done and I am grateful that I was able to accomplish most of the writing tasks today. The windy night is lurring me to sleep. It was nothing compared to orlando vacations, but the calming blows keeps me still. I can't wait to lie down on my newly-changed bed sheet and pillow cases. My mother did some rounds to each and every room in the house and decided to change the curtains and bed sheets. Talk about early-morning exercise, hehe.
Since I started sharing about what's happening here at home, let me introduce you the three latest family members. We do not have a proper name for them yet, but we fondly call them the YinYang twins and a White Dude. :D
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- Who is the main character of the story? Give some facts about the character as stated in the story.
- What was the song playing inside the jeepney, and where is the main character headed to?
- Is the main character reminded of her childhood? Why or why not?
- Name the other significant characters of the story. What was it that they were excited about?
- Why is the story entitled “Jewel”?
- In two paragraphs, share your thoughts about the important virtues you have learned after reading the story.
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Saturday, August 08, 2009
I am starting to miss my usual 8am coffee and Twitter Saturday mornings. Today will be my fourth meeting with my students from the local State University here in our town. The lessons are rather slow because its not only them who are trying to get used to the idea that they’re spending the usual weekend at school instead of just being at home slacking and taking the time off after a loooong work week. I am not complaining, though.
After a quick research about phentermine for one of my pending weekend blog tasks, there were new ones that came in my Inbox. Writing short articles always has been my part-time job where I spent my Saturdays in front of the computer while writing my heart out. But I am starting to get the hang of this new teaching job. I had this fear that my students will make fun of me. Sort of bully me. Yeah, I know it’s the craziest idea, but I after being with them more than once, I realized that they are not like that.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
It amazes me how some people who’ve had a long day at work will still have the energy to go to the gym. A handy equipment like Kettlebell would I think do the trick, but busting moves involving all the muscles of your body? Doesn’t it make you the more tired from a long day? There are people I know who even gained weight after a few months spending after-hours in the treadmill. But there are others who’ve lost a lot of weight.
Wazap with that? :P
I created my Tumblr page a couple of weeks ago. I will be sharing my photos and my favorite movie quotes on the page. Of course, I’ll be sharing those kinds of updates on this blog since this blog is my first love. Hehe. My latest entry is one of the photos I took when President Cory Aquino’s cortege passed by Ayala Avenue going to The Manila Cathedral. I will be posting more pictures from Monday’s event in a while. Seeing footages of that sunny afternoon on TV gives me Goosebumps because I was a part of something big. Something that brought change to our country.
More photos in the coming days. I just had to finish most of the blog tasks I’ve missed over the weekend.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Hoyess, haha. Needed to just blurt that out after watching an old episode of Prison Break. It was when the Burrows and the rest of the gang, sans Michael, went to Las Vegas to stalk a card holder. The episode did not feature the luxuries of Vegas vacations, but the characters did the things most tourist would do; gamble and party hard!
I suddenly realized that the series is over. No episodes to look forward to. :|
Monday, August 03, 2009
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Ending the day researching about metal tiles and formulating questions for Saturday’s lesson. Wanting to drink another cup of coffee, which would make it my sixth today. It sometimes is frustrating when you have a lot to do and you just cannot find the right pace to accomplish everything. Unexplainable as it seems, but my reflexes are working half-a-second slower than the normal person does. Tasks that takes 3 minutes to do would be a 15-minute job. Do the math.
Maybe its the coffee?