Wednesday, December 30, 2009

welcoming 2010

I've been neglecting my blog this Christmas. Aside from having no proper net connection, I've been real busy. Busy enough for me to take time away from my lappy and the world wide web.

This is like the best year ever (of course, I may change my mind in the upcoming years, but for now, I'll settle for 2009)! A few of the reasons why I pegged this year as the best - I graduated college last April, I had a almost-two-month-long vacation, I had such awesome time with friends, I got my lappy, Davao!

Of course, 2009 wasn't all perfect and happy. There are times I would rather forget - such as the grueling two days of the Nursing Board Exam. God. That felt like hell. There were questions there where I was like, "Oh my effin G, did I ever learn this in school? How come I don't know this?" Then I'd proceed to shade an answer which I fervently pray was which but deep down I know it's wrong. If I fail the board, I don't think I'd have enough conviction to take it again. I just don't want to go through another two days of pure agony. Why couldn't I have chosen a course with no board exam?

These past days have been great. I'm always out with my Christmas buddies (because we always get together almost every night during Christmas break - it's like a tradition). We'd go out, have dinner, go to Robi, go to Bo's, or someone's house and just chill. Talk. I love how our personal talks never seem to be so.. Personal. LOL

The only thing that bothers me is that my one and only ex is there. It's so effin' hard to get over someone when you see him on a daily basis, even if it's only for a few weeks each year (sembreak and Christmas break). But the thing is, I do enjoy spending time with him them (because them alreay includes him). God, I'm such a freaking masochist.

Oh well. We do have our own weak spots, I guess.

My cousin, aunt and nephews are coming home today. No more hangouts with friends (for the moment, at least). I miss my nephews. I still can't believe they're all grown-up and talking about girls already. I guess when you see someone grow up, you'd still see them as the kid they once were.

I can't wait for January 1. As soon as the clock strikes one (or two), my friends and I will celebrate our traditional New Year at Kim's.

Enough of my blurbs. They make no sense anyway.

Happy 2010 everyone! ^^

Thursday, December 24, 2009

wishlist 2010

Here I go again with my wishes. But then, as they say, libre lang mangarap. And it's Christmas. What's Christmas without a little wishing, right? And hey, I may be 19 21, but deep down, I am still a child within.
  • A windows 7 OS -- coming soon, thanks dad :D
  • DiCAPac for my Canon Ixus 100
  • St. Luke's for me and Cha
  • 82% or up on the NLE
  • 100% RTR passing rate on the NLE
  • Love Bites, The Renegade Hunter, Single White Vampire, Tall Dark and Hungry, The Immortal Hunter, A Quick Bite (Lynsay Sands) -- thanks mom :)
  • This Lullaby (Sarah Dessen)
  • Don't Die My Love (Lurlene McDaniel)
  • True Colors (Kristin Hannah)
  • A Total Waste of Make-up (Kim Gruenenfelder)
  • Innocent As Sin, Always Time to Die, Blue Smoke and Murder, Pearl Cove, Whirlpool (Elizabeth Lowell) -- thanks mom :)
  • Marshmallows for Breakfast, The Chocolate Run (Dorothy Koomson)
  • High Stakes, Sucker Bet, The Pregnancy Test, You Don't Know Jack (Erin McCarthy)
  • The Last Concubine (Lesley Downer)
  • Every Move You Make, Perfect Poison (M. William Phelps)
  • Doctors (Erich Segal) thanks mom :)
  • Oxygen (Carol Cassela)
  • Silent Treatment (Michael Palmer)
  • Hideaway, Fair Warning, Grave Risk, Death Benefits (Hannah Alexander)
  • The Apprentice, Harvest, The Sinner, The Mephisto Club, Keeping the Dead (Tess Gerritsen) -- thanks jojo :)
  • Heartsick, Sweetheart, Evil at Heart (Chelsea Cain)
  • Blame It on Chocolate (Jennifer Greene)
  • 360 RC Car -- thanks janz :D
  • Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust -- thanks kim :P
  • Havaianas Fit Silver 35-36
  • Black and Decker 3-Tier Steamer
  • A day at the beach -- soon :D
  • More Eeyore stuff
Now, I know most of them are books. But those who know me, know that I'm a bookworm through and through.

On a different note, I completed the Misa de Gallo today. 3rd year running :) I'm so proud of myself.

Now, I have to bake my Peanut Butter-Choco Chip Cookie for my friends. I wasn't in the mood to do some shopping (coz I'm almost broke) so I decided to give them homemade cookies this year. Gives it a more personal touch, don't you think? :)

Happy Holidays everyone! ♥

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Avatar

Synopsis: When his brother is killed in battle, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.

Rating: 5/5

Comments: From the effects down to the story, it was all worth it. Damn. It was even worth holding my bladder even though I felt like my bladder was about to burst.

No further comments here. Shoot, it was by far the best movie I've seen this year (that, and 2012 of course).

1,700+ worth of books

If one could be bored to death, I'd be dead in a weak. I'm the type of person who can't stand being idle; either I'm always on the go, or I find something to entertain me. I don't like sitting around for a long time doing nothing, which is why I hated those long lectures when I was still at school. 15 minutes into the discussion, I'd be doodling stuff at the back of my notebook or on a lone piece of paper and wasting my pen's ink.

I've been doing nothing since I came back from a 5-day vacation in Davao with friends and I'm bored as hell. So yesterday I hauled my lazy ass up to Robinson's and spent my remaining money plus what little money I asked from my Mom and stacked up on books from my happy places, National Bookstore and Book Sale.

I got Lynsay Sands' The Renegade Hunter, A Quick Bite, Vampires are Forever (FYI: I got to reading the Argeneau Series way before the Twilight thing blown-up, and it's not as if the Twilight Saga started the whole vampire thing - need I remind you of Anne Rice?), Erich Segal's Doctors (I've been looking for this book since forever - thanks to Book Sale for housing second-hand, hard to find books), Sarah Dessen's This Summer (I was looking for another book of hers actually, but I figured I might as well read this one, too), and Elizabeth Lowell's Whirlpool, Innocent as Sin.

They may be a lot, but for a fast-reader like me, they'll be finished long before Christmas arrives. I'm weird like that - I devour books for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have tons of books here - maybe one of these days (when I'm bored again and have nothing to do - again) I'll take a picture of my bookshelves (yes, I have more than one shelf) and show you guys what an avid reader and collector I really am.

My Dad used to get mad at me for buying books - there was a time when I can spend up to 5,000 pesos on a 1-hour visit to NBS (that's how much of a reader I am) but I'd like to think I have more self-control now than I had before.

1,700 may sound much, but I hate putting a price on something that makes me happy. And these books do more than that - they keep me sane. ^^

Saturday, December 19, 2009

splurge.

I did a little shopping at Davao and Cebu (yes, eventhough I only stayed for a few hours there). I bought a few stuffs for me, and presents for my nephews and niece and friends.

As usual, I'm giving my nephews shirts (for some reason, I like giving people clothes). They all liked the statement tees I gave them last year (especially the eldest, I gave him a shirt that says "now accepting hot girlfriends" and he loved it!) that I decided to give them another round of tees this year.

For my niece, I went all out again. Last year I gave her this gorgeous red dress I got from Divisoria. Having no sister of my own, and growing up with my 3 nephews, I longed for a little girl to dress up. And then came little Stephie. I'm not as close to her as I am to my nephews, but do love giving her pretty dresses and stuff. I'm not fond of dresses myself but I do enjoy watching little kids wear them. (I used to love dresses when I was younger, but now I'm more of a tee, shorts/jeans/baggy pants, flip-flops/sneakers kind of girl.)

Here are the clothes I bought for my niece :)

And of course, for myself, I got 3 Davao shirts (I always get souvenir shirts for myself, except last summer when we went to Dumaguete coz I wasn't able to buy one). I also bought 3 pairs of shorts (the blue one wasn't in the picture as I used it and it's already in the washer) from Surplus, 4 shirts (3 from Surplus and 1 from the SM Dept. Store), and 2 new pairs of Havs.

My new shorts and shirts (I don't know what happened to the picture) :D

Havs Slim Purple and Havs Fit Black (I was supposed to get silver but they didn't have my size)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

5-day sojourn ^^

My 4-day stay in Davao was more than amazing! It's a must-go place. There are lots of sights to see, new things to experience. What's really nice is that the cliche "clean and green" is more than just that - it's a fact. I've never seen a cleaner place in the Philippines. It's smoke-free, has minimal traffic, and the place is not crowded. And the people are all nice and friendly, too.

Right after we arrived, we checked in into Grand Regal Hotel, a three-star hotel about 3 kms from the airport. Then we ate lunch at Ah Fat. It was there where we experienced eating ostrich meat (very yummy, but expensive!), sea cucumber (it's like a yucky version of jelly ace),and eel (tolerable, but has a weird aftertaste for me). Then we took a taxi that would take us to the Crocodile Park. Good thing the taxi driver was nice, he gave us a tour around Davao. First we visited the Butterfly House. They don't have much butterflies, but we got to see a lot, i mean, a lot, of cocoons and catterpillars of different sizes and colors. We can touch them, but Cha and I never dared. We have issues with creepy crawlies. Very nice to look at, but no touching.

Then we went to the Crocodile Park, and with an entrance fee of just 150 pesos, it was already cheap and worth it. They've got the biggest croc, named Pangil, and other sorts of animals - tigers (they look huggable, i wanted to get one!), owls, parrots, cuckatoos, mynas, a monkey named Lucy (she's chained to the janitor's trash cart and she keeps picking up the trash and biting them, so cute!), ostriches (we got to feed them), and snakes.

After the park, we went directly to Zip City. There Cha, Jojo and I tried the zipline for the first time. It's a 320 meter zipline and approximately 120 ft high from the ground. It was very exhilarating, and it provides you a panoramic view of Davao.

After a very exciting day, we went back to the hotel. Later that night, Uncle Robert, one of my Dad's oldest friends, and his family took me out to dinner. We ate at Bigby's, then they gave me a city tour before dropping me back at the hotel.

The following day, we woke up at around 6 and decided to roam around the hotel. WE took pictures and wandered around the halls. We even tried their fitness center - not that we actually exercised. We weren't dressed appropriately so we just used their equipments as props for our pictures. We then ate breakfast - eat all you can buffet. I love buffets. Afterward, we decided to kill time at the Casino. The slots were so addicting!

We checked out at 12 and transferred to Garnet Country Inn. After lunch, we went to SM for some shopping fun. I bought gifts for my nephews and niece/inaanak (I'm going to blog separately about this because I'm just dying to show you the cute dresses I picked out for her). Of course, I also bought stuffs for me! Ate dinner at Pizza Hut. I love their Stuffed Crust, I could never get enough of it.

On the third day, Cha and I took the NMAT at San Pedro College. After the exam, we went to G-Mall (it's just walking distance from SPC) then to SM to meet up with Jojo and do some more shopping. When we got back at the inn, we each took a refreshing shower then we walked to the nearest Caltex station to buy some chips. We ended up buying Vodka Cruiser (raspberry for Cha and blueberry for me), Gilbey's Premium Strength for Jojo, and some Boy Bawang. We had to hide the bottles and dispose of them discreetly the next day because we weren't allowed to bring liquor and we smuggled it into our room.

During the fourth day of our stay, we called to taxi driver we met on the first day. He gave us a tour. First stop was the Philippine Eagle Center, about 33 kms or a 45 minute to 1 hour drive from the city, where we got to see different eagles. They also had owls, deers, monkeys and warty pigs.

Then we went to Eden Nature Park & Resort next. It's nature at it's finest. 95% of it is man-made, and also well-maintained. It's 80 hectares of land, about 66 of which are fully developed. Thousands of different trees are planted, and different flowers can be seen. They have vegetables and spices planted there, too. And the poinsettias! God, they were amazing.

They also had a zipline at Eden called the Skyrider. It's shorter than the one at Zip City, though. But the feeling is the same. Very exciting, very exhilarating.

After Eden, we went to Samal Island (also called Island Garden City of Samal). From the port, we took a small barge across. It has beautiful beaches and resorts, but we didn't go swimming. we just went around the city and did some sightseeing.

We then went back to Davao City, and ate dinner at Marina Tuna. They serve the best seafood there. After eating, we all went back to the Inn to get some rest after a whole day of touring the city and get started with packing.

On the fifth day, we all got up early to prepare ourselves our our stuffs. We then went to the airport and said our goodbyes to Davao. We arrived at Cebu around 11, and we went to SM for another round of shopping and to meet up with friends.

Met up with Jin and Kenj. Ate lunch at Dimsum Break. Took some pictures. Did some more shopping.

We packed a lot of activities on a short 5-day trip. It was tiring, very tiring, but it was definitely worth it. I can't wait for my next trip. My cousin's planing a family trip to CamSur for next summer. Cha, Jojo and I are planning a trip to Dakak for her birthday next year.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

all packed and ready to go!

I'm leaving for Davao tomorrow. I've been waiting for this trip ever since September (yes, I had the tickets way back - it's nice to book flights early. You get promos!). At first, it was supposed to be just me and Cha - we're going to take the NMAT there. Then Jojo decided to join us, and Cha's parents too!

I'm so freakin' excited i don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight. ^^

My Sister's Keeper

Synopsis (CONTAINS SPOILERS): Conceived by means of in vitro fertilization, Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) was brought into the world to be a genetic match for her older sister, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), who suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia. Because of her sister's dependency on her, Anna is unable to live the life she wants; in and out of the hospital constantly, she cannot take part in extracurricular activities such as cheerleading or soccer. When Kate turns 13 she goes into renal failure. Knowing that she will have to donate one of her kidneys to her sister, Anna sues her parents for medical emancipation and the rights to her own body. Attorney Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin) agrees to work for Anna pro bono. The film is interlaced with flashbacks that detail the strong relationship between Kate and Anna, as well as how Kate's illness has affected her siblings' lives. Before the result of the case is known, it is revealed that Kate had asked Anna to file for medical emancipation. Believing that she would not survive the surgery, Kate wants to die. Anna wins the case, and due to her sister's wishes does not donate her kidney. Kate later dies at the hospital. The family moves on with their lives, being changed by Kate's death, but every year on Kate's birthday they go to Montana, which was her favorite place in the world.

Rating: 3.5/5

Comments: No doubt, the movie was good. But I was still disappointed the way they changed a lot from the book. Major ones, too.

For instance, Anna was supposed to be assigned to a guardian ad litem. But where was Julia Romano (the appointed guardian, and Campbell's old girlfriend) in the movie? And Jesse was supposed to be setting fires.

And yes, Anna and Campbell won the case and Campbell was given medical power of attorney over Anna. But there's a twist in the book. In the movie, Kate died. But that wasn't how it was supposed to go. Anna died in a car wreck right after she was medically emancipated. Her organs were donated to Kate, and Kate was the one who lived. She believes that the reason she survived was because someone had to go, and Anna took her place.

I hate it when they turn books into movies and they don't follow the original plot.

I say, read the book, screw the movie.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

bored and broke. =)

Having no net connection of my own sucks. I had our Globelines phone disconnected last October, our internet connection along with it. I hated it that they always had technical problems of some sort. But thanks to advancing world of technologies, you can find WiFi everywhere! So as of now, I'm demoted to using our neighbor's WiFi. I don't know which neighbor, but I thanks him/her sincerely with all my heart.

Being a bum isn't what I imagined it would be. I am so bored. And I'm broke. I wanna hang out with my friends, but we're all without allowance, so.. *sigh*

I wanted to take a short course in Culinary Arts (ever since I was a kid, I've always loved to cook) at CCA, it's only for 13 days, but it's a whopping 49,800 pesos. I know my parents can afford that, but come this June I'll be enrolling in Medicine, and I don't think my parents will be able to afford both of them. I'm aiming for St. Luke's, and based on what I've read online, the tuition fee is like 95K, exclusive of books and miscellaneous fees.

So far, all I've been doing since I finished taking the Nursing board exam is watch DVD, eat, sleep and surf the net. I borrowed tons of DVDs from Cha, and I still have unwatched DVDs (I bought a lot last October, but my Mom forbade me tom watch DVDs the month prior to the boards so they stacked up) and movies in my laptop (I downloaded old chick flicks I haven't watched yet) and I plan on finishing them all.

I'm currently watching Friends (I'm on the 7th season now). I remember watching this sitcom when I was in high school. It's one of those you can watch over and over and over again and never get tired of it. I used to like Rachel, but now I'm more partial to Monica. And Phoebe! What's not to love about her? And her songs! After Friends, I'm hitting the series NCIS next.

I've been downloading movies ever since yesterday. I'm so sad that Mininova will be limiting its contents. It was my favorite torrent website. I know piracy is bad and all that, but I mean, come on! Original DVDs cost 500 pesos and more, pirated ones you can buy for 3 for 100 pesos at Quiapo, 50 pesos and above here at provinces. See the difference? I guess I could buy pirated ones, and I do, but as I mentioned, I'm broke. So where does that leave me? Plus I like having movies in my laptop, so I can watch them whenever and wherever I want to. I have DVDs, but I don't know how to rip them.

I was supposed to be finished with this blog by now. I started writing at around 2 PM. It's now past 3, and I'm still not yet done. I had to stop in between writing to check on my cookies (I'm baking).

Last December 1, I was thinking of doing something like Krissy's 30-day blog, challenge, but instead of rambling about my day, I'm gonna write something about me. Little facts and maybe memories. But I didn't, as I'm leaving for Davao on the 11th until the 15th, and I don't think i'm bringing my laptop with me. Maybe next month.

Ooh, I smell my cookies. They're done! Ta-ta for now. Happy vacation to me! Hoping I have fun at Davao. =)

Monday, December 7, 2009

another year older =)

I can't believe I'm 21!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

nursing board exam

I thank God it's over. It was exhausting, draining, mind-boggling. It's not the end though. anxiety levels will be going up until the results are out on February. I hope and I pray that I pass.

I'm finally able to start my DVD marathons! I'm watching Friends, season 1. I just love this series. Never fails to make me laugh! =)

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon

Synopsis: The second installment of Stephenie Meyers phenomenally successful Twilight series, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level as Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) delves deeper into the mysteries of the supernatural world she yearns to become part of only to find herself in greater peril than ever before.

Following Bellas ill-fated 18th birthday party, Edward Cullen(Robert Pattinson) and his family abandon the town of Forks, Washington, in an effort to protect her from the dangers inherent in their world. As the heartbroken Bella sleepwalks through her senior year of high school, numb and alone, she discovers Edwards image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy. Her desire to be with him at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks.

With the help of her childhood friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), Bella refurbishes an old motorbike to carry her on her adventures. Bellas frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with Jacob, a member of the mysterious Quileute tribe, who has a supernatural secret of his own.

When a chance encounter brings Bella face to face with a former nemesis, only the intervention of a pack of supernaturally large wolves saves her from a grisly fate, and the encounter makes it frighteningly clear that Bella is still in grave danger. In a race against the clock, Bella learns the secret of the Quileutes and Edwards true motivation for leaving her. She also faces the prospect of a potentially deadly reunion with her beloved that is a far cry from the one she'd hoped for. With more of the passion, action and suspense that made TWILIGHT a worldwide phenomenon, The Twilight Saga: New Moon is a spellbinding follow-up to the box office hit.

Rating: 4/5

Comments: I never actually wanted to watch New Moon, because I never really liked how they made Twilight (I was so disappointed with the movie). So the reason why I watched it, and on the opening day, too, no less? One word: Jacob. I mean, how can you not love a body like that?! And even in the book, I'm Team Jacob - no offense to Edward fans, but I just don't like him. I don't see why Bella would choose him over Jacob.

You should have heard the girls at the movie house when Jacob took off his shirt at the scene where Bella crashed the motorcycle. Of course, it gets irritating at the end. Across our aisle were these high school girls who couldn't seem to control their raging hormones and kept giggling and sighing like they've never seen a buff male body before.

I still love Alice - and I loved the yellow Porsche that she stole (I was waiting for that part coz I really wanted to see it). And the cliff diving! God, one of these days I'm going to try that.

Edward was soooo eeew though (again, no offense to fans out there). He shouldn't have taken his shirt off. Ugh.

In all fairness, it was actually better then Twilight - not counting the hot, half-naked men.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

2012

Synopsis (CONTAINS SPOILERS): In 2009, American geologist Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor) travels to India to meet his friend Satnam, who has discovered that neutrinos from a massive solar flare have penetrated the Earth and are causing the temperature of its core to increase rapidly. Adrian returns to Washington D.C. to inform White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser (Oliver Platt) and US President Thomas Wilson (Danny Glover) that this will instigate a chain of events that will bring about the end of the world. At the 36th G8 summit in 2010, other heads of state and heads of government are made aware of the situation. They collaborate to begin a secret project intended to ensure the continuity of human life, strategically choosing 400,000 people for admission on a series of gigantic arks to be constructed in the Himalayas. To help fund the venture, additional individuals are allowed to purchase tickets for one billion euros apiece.

In 2012, Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) is a writer in Los Angeles who works part time as a limousine driver for Russian billionaire Yuri Karpov. Jackson's ex-wife Kate (Amanda Peet) and their children Noah and Lily live with her new boyfriend, plastic surgeon and amateur pilot Gordon. Jackson takes Noah and Lily on a camping trip to Yellowstone National Park, where they meet Charlie Frost, a radio show host and conspiracy theorist. Charlie supports a theory that suggests the Mayans predicted the world would come to an end in 2012, and claims he has knowledge of the ark project and possesses a map of the arks' location. The family returns home as cracks begin to develop along the San Andreas Fault in California and earthquakes occur in the San Francisco Bay area. Jackson grows suspicious and rents a private plane to rescue his family. He collects his family and Gordon when the Earth's crust displacement begins and they escape Los Angeles as it collapses into the Pacific Ocean.

As millions begin dying in apocalyptic earthquakes worldwide, the group flies to Yellowstone to retrieve Charlie's map. The group narrowly escapes as the Yellowstone Caldera erupts. Charlie, who stayed behind to make a live broadcast of the eruption, is killed by the blast. Realizing the arks are in China, the group lands in Las Vegas, where they meet Yuri, his twin sons, girlfriend Tamara, and pilot Sasha. They join the group and secure a larger plane, the Antonov An-225, to head across the Pacific. Also bound for the arks aboard Air Force One are Anheuser, Adrian, and First Daughter Laura Wilson. President Wilson remained in Washington D.C. to address the nation one last time. He is soon killed by a tsunami that sends the USS John F. Kennedy crashing into the White House. With the Vice President dead and the Speaker of the House missing, Anheuser appoints himself acting Commander-in-Chief.

Yuri, who has purchased ark tickets for himself and his sons, deserts the Curtis family, Gordon, and Tamara upon arriving in China in a crash-landing that kills Sasha. However, the abandoned group is picked up by Nima, a Buddhist monk. Together, they begin sneaking onto an ark through its hydraulics chamber with the help of Nima's brother Tenzin, a welder for the ark project. In his last moments, Satnam calls Adrian to inform him that a tsunami is engulfing India and heading towards the arks. Learning of this, Anheuser orders the arks be sealed before the boarding process is complete, trapping thousands outside. Adrian manages to convince the other G8 leaders to let the remaining people on board. As the ark's tailgate is lowered, Gordon is killed when he falls in between the gears, followed by Tenzin's large electrical power drill. Yuri sacrifices his life to get his two sons on in time, but the obstruction prevents the gate from closing, rendering the ship unable to start its engines. The tsunami arrives and begins to flood the ark, drowning Tamara and setting the ark helplessly adrift. Jackson and Noah work together to free the drill and its cable from the closing mechanism. The gate closes and the crew regains control of the ark, preventing a fatal collision with Mount Everest.

When the floodwater from the worldwide tsunamis eventually recedes, satellite data shows that Africa rose in relation to sea level, and its Drakensberg mountains are now the highest on the planet. As three arks set sail for the Cape of Good Hope, Jackson reconciles with his family, and Adrian starts a relationship with Laura. The movie ends with a view of the Earth revealing the African continent as the only major landmass left above water.

Rating: 5/5

Comments: I was itching to see this movie since it opened on Robi last Saturday, but unfortunately it was already sold out (we were buying the last full show tickets for 9 PM, but it was sold out since 12 lunch!) Everytime we try to buy tickets (we had to juggle our schedule to fit with our preboards), but it was always sold out. That's how popular the movie is.

I was so happy when we finally get to watch the movie. Now I finally understand why the movie is always sold out.

I loved the movie - from the effects down to the ending. It would have been better if one could see it in 4D, but still. It was a feast for someone who enjoys watching movies with lots of explosions, falling buildings, flaming cars (meaning me!). The tsunami over Mt. Everest was an added bonus.

It was an eye-opener. It makes one think about the limited time we have (whether the 2012 prophecy was true or not) and how love is always equated to sacrifice. In events such as those, you'll do anything, even give up your own life to save the one you love the most.

Sucks how a lot of people died in the end, but it was really nice when they decided to open the gates to let the other people in.

I've read a lot of reviews saying the movie sucked, but, personally, I give it 5 out of 5. I guess it depends on the person watching it. I love the added humor. It's not all "it's the end of the world, lets all panic". It's funny though how, in the middle of a disaster, they still manage to add some romance to it.

All in all, I'd say it's a movie worth watching. All 2.5 hours or more of it. I even had to hold my bladder coz halfway through the movie I felt like peeing, but it was worth risking getting kidneys stones for. =)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

and the pressure mounts up.

11 more days to go before the Nursing Licensure Exams.. I can feel my anxiety building up, as a result, I am more irritable and cranky these days.

Pray for me, please. I am bordering between panic and hysteria.

Everytime I go to church, it's either I feel like crying, or I really cry. Boo me.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

awarded =)


Neno's Award. Hmmm, I wonder why it's called like that. :]

The rules and regulations for this award are:

1. As a dedication for those who love blogging and love to encourage friendships through blogging.
2. To seek the reasons why we all love blogging.
3. Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it.
4. Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award.
5. Answer the award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging.
6. Tag and distribute the award to as many people as you like.
7. Don’t forget to notify the award receivers and put their links in your post.

Thanks to Krissy! Someone I've never met face-to-face, but a sweet person who's become much more than an online acquaintance. Cheers to being friends! We'll see each other one day. I can't wait. :)

So.. Why do I love blogging? It's simple, actually. Since I express my feelings better through writing than through spoken words, blogging is such a big comfort to me. I don't like bottling up feelings, they make me explode at such unpredictable times (yes, I am so moody). I also hate confrontations, so whenever I get mad at a friend, I would keep it to myself (I get fired up quick, but I cool down just as fast - so it's easy for me to let bygones be bygones).

And much as I'd like to forget unpleasant memories, I use blogging as a means to get it out of my system - maybe not permanently, but for the time being at least. Someday, when I read through my blog, maybe I'll be able to laugh about it and remember the good times instead.

I'd actually like to expound more, but sadly I am pressed for time. I've been doing some last minute reading for the upcoming Nursing Licensure Exams this November 29 and 30, and I gave myself a limit on internet usage. I was only online because I have to book a flight for my Mom, but when I checked my FB and saw Krissy's post on my wall, I decided to give it a try.

I haven't been blogging long, so I haven't accumulated much blog friends (as I like to call them) yet. I used to blog on Multiply.

As for passing this on, I give this award to a few people (whom I haven't met personally, too) but I consider as friends (thanks to our Sigaw days - I miss that forum).


Friday, November 6, 2009

when the going gets tough, the tough gets band-aid.

I was feeling very shitty last Monday, that I actually went to church and just cried there. Then I just walked around downtown (walking helps me calm down and think) for like about an hour, and when I got to the Mercury Drug across our house, I went in. I picked up some Band-aids and some Loacker Sandwich, then I went home.

I actually thought about Band-aids when I got home. I have a bunch of 'em here. I kept buying them and I don't know why (aside from the fact that I am accident-prone, thus prone to scratches and wounds, so I like to be ready), until that day when I analyzed my actions. I realized that Band-aids are one of my security blankets (the others being sarongs and of course, food). I always buy a box of them whenever I'm feeling down, and I find myself near a grocery store or a pharmacy. They are my sources of comfort. :) Weird.

Anyway.. I have been out everyday these past days (to the annoyance of my parents).

Last Wednesday I was at Bo's with Cha (my ever beloved study buddy). She's the only person I can have a a study date with. We always hit the coffee shops, with each of us getting a separate table (we never seat together, because then we'd end up talking). We only talk to each other when we have clarifications regarding our topics. We chose Bo's that day because of their free WiFi. JK has WiFi, but it has limited use only (1 hour, I think), whereas Bo's has unlimited. We brought our laptops, and we downloaded movies from Torrent while we peruse our books and notes. We ate lunch at around 3 PM (late, I know), then we went to church with Jojo. Met with Lex afterwards and we all had dinner. Hans caught up with us later that night.

Thursday, Cha, Denise and I attended Fr. Suarez' Healing Mass. It was such a humbling experience. I attended his mass last year, and I'm so happy I was able to attend for a second time. We didn't stay for the healing though, there was plenty of people and we were really hungry, so we left. I just prayed to God, thanked Him, asked for blessings, and asked Him to heal those who needed it more than me.

We all went home afterward, and I minded our store for the whole day. Around 6 PM, a cargo truck passed by Rizal Avenue and one of the electrical wires got stuck on it. So naturally, when the truck moved forward, the wire snapped and we were plunged into darkness. I hate brownouts. It was hot at home, so I met with Jojo, Kenji and Lex (I've been spending way too much time with my ex) at the Dunkin Donuts a block away from my home. We stayed till 11 PM, talking, eating and taking pictures. It was a bunch of fun - cheap thrills, if you ask me. Then I had to go home coz my Dad was looking for me (I told him I won't be gone for long, I left at 8 PM, yet I went home at 11).

All in all, I had a good week, despite it's bad start. It's not over yet, though. I have weekend reviews. Boo.

Monday, November 2, 2009

friends. family. food.

All Soul's Day is like an informal gathering for our family. Since we don't see each other much, we try to make the most our gatherings. My aunt and cousin came home, and my nephews stayed at my other cousin's place, and we all had a big sleepover. Our neighbor's got WiFi (no password, yey!) so we hauled our laptops and enjoyed free net. They're so generous, they just don't know it. LOL

October 31

Went to the mall with Hans, Jojo and Lex. Jun was supposed to come, too, but she wasn't in the mood due to lack of sleep. We watched Michael Jackson's This Is It. I'm not an MJ fun, but seeing how the concert was prepared for, I knew it was gonna be a good one. Too bad. (May his soul rest in peace.) I especially loved Thriller (aside from the fact that it's my favorite MJ song). It was well made, and the costumes and make up look realistic to me.

We ate at Shakey's after. We didn't stay long, though. Then we went to Jin's at San Joaquin to get my Twilight Saga books. And we all went home.

My cousins, aunts and nephews were all accounted for when I got to my couz's place. We discovered our neighbor's WiFi, and we spent all night using it. I slept at about 2am, my nephews followed suit at 3am.

November 1

Went to the cemetery to pay respects to my grandma and uncle. I brought along a novel - Maeve Binchy's Heart and Soul, and while my nephews have their noses up against their PSPs, I spent the afternoon reading.

Afterwards, we went to Stephanie's for dinner. I so love eat all you can. What's not to love? Needless to say, we were all stuffed last night.

My nephew and I went straight to our respective laptops when we arrived home. Again, using our unaware neighbor's connection again, we surfed the net, downloaded songs, downloaded movies, check our Facebook and mail, chatted via YM and all. We tried to watch Jennifer's Body at Play and Watch, but we got till about 30 minutes through the movie. It stopped buffering and wouldn't continue, so we gave it up. I went to sleep, and my nephews came after me. They were scared to be left alone. LOL

November 2

Went to the cemetery again, but this time I didn't stay long. It was so hot there. I came home right after lunch, I didn't even go to the airport to say goodbye to my cousin and aunt (they're going back to Manila).

I just wanted to get home, and maybe have a little lie-in before I hit the books once again. November 29 is fast approaching, and I gotta be ready else the board might catch me unaware. LOL

On a much different note, my previous blog was just a little something something that's got me confused. LOL Maybe I'll blog about it, maybe I won't. Just not something I'm ready to divulge, coz I still am on denial. It's got me all fucked up though. Sigh.

The Shadow of the Wind

Author: Carlos Ruiz Safon

Summary: A stunning literary thriller in the tradition of Umberto Eco. The discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive...

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.

Rating: 4.5/5

Quote: Few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. ♥

Saturday, October 31, 2009

resurfacing.

I thought I already buried those feelings long ago. So why are they coming back to haunt me now?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

internet-less.

I had our Globelines phone disconnected last week. Meaning no more phone and DSL for me. I've been using my Globe Tattoo, but I ran out of funds for load so I had to lay low for a while. I'm planning on getting the plan, though.

So.. Updates on my past two days. I'll make this one short, since I have limited internet time.

October 23

Went out with J, then later met up with P and Is. Went to C's place (they celebrated Fiesta). D caught up with us after. Had lotsa fun eating, drinking, talking. J, C, Is and P shared a bottle of tequila. Me and D finished off 2 bottles of wine. I was so red in the face, which became purple a little later. Went home at around past 9 PM. Couldn't stay late, since I had review at 7 the following morning.

October 24

Had review the whole day. Jo, Ja, P, Is and I went to C's for lunch. Ditched my afternoon review, spent the whole time at C's place. Hahaha Then Je came. Played cards, played with Gabby (C's doggy), sang songs. That night, we talked about paranormal stuffs, auras and astral drops. Haha Went home at about 10 or so, Jo and Je came by my place first, since Je borrowed some books.

October 25

That's today! Lol I'm absent from review, though. I'm having one of my worse cramps ever. I get cramps every time, but from time to time there'll be months when it becomes too much to bear. This is one of those times. Analgesics don't work, too. And our pharmacy is out of Buscopan. Sigh.

That'll be all for now. I hope I can get that plan soon. I'm bored to hell without net.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

a very bad day.

I slept poorly last night. Woke up several times with my heart pounding, and very much afraid to close my eyes. Of course, that's what I get for reading a medical thriller late at night. It's what I call novel-induced paranoia.

When I woke up again around four, I thought to myself, "thank God I don't have review, meaning I don't have to get up early." So imagine my surprise and irritation when my Dad barged into my room saying, "get up, Rubeus is dead." (FYI, Rubeus is my puppy.)

Isn't he adorable?

For size comparison (you'll know what this is about in a while).

So there I was, still drowsy and shell-shocked. I blurted out, "what did you do to him?!", threw my blanket to the side, scrambled over my bed, and rushed out of the room. I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw he was alive, but so not OK. He was bitten by my other dog, Rixia. Rixia is a Japanese Akita who is very much malambing to people but does not care much to other dogs - especially if they try to eat/drink from her plate. Turned out Rubeus was drinking Rixia's milk, and the latter got mad (typical Rixia reaction) and bit him.

See the difference in size?

I quickly dressed, washed my face, brush my teeth - then we rushed to Dr. T's clinic. Rubeus had 3 puncture bites - 2 at his back, 1 at the side of his neck. I had a feeling that he was gonna be just fine, but still. I was thankful when Doc T finally arrived to check up on him. One hour and 30 minutes and 1,283 pesos later, he's as good as new. Still weak (what do you expect - he was in pain), but just mighty fine.

Around 11, I tried to catch back more Z's. Woke up at around 2 - I missed the Leyte Landing parade. Heard the band as they passed by, though. Ate a late lunch, and then played with Rubeus. Thank God he is just gonna be fine. :)

The Surgeon

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Summary:
In her most masterful novel of medical suspense, New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen creates a villain of unforgettable evil--and the one woman who can catch him before he kills again.

He slips into their homes at night and walks silently into bedrooms where women lie sleeping, unaware of the horrors they soon will endure. The precision of the killer's methods suggests he is a deranged man of medicine, propelling the Boston newspapers and the frightened public to name him "The Surgeon."

The cops' only clue rests with another surgeon, the victim of a nearly identical crime. Two years ago, Dr. Catherine Cordell fought back and killed her attacker before he could complete his assault. Now she hides her fears of intimacy behind a cool and elegant exterior and a well-earned reputation as a top trauma surgeon.

Cordell's careful facade is about to crack as this new killer recreates, with chilling accuracy, the details of Cordell's own ordeal. With every new murder he seems to be taunting her, cutting ever closer, from her hospital to her home. Her only comfort comes from Thomas Moore, the detective assigned to the case. But even Moore cannot protect Cordell from a brilliant hunter who somehow understands--and savors--the secret fears of every woman he kills.

Filled with the authentic detail that is the trademark of this doctor turned author . . . and peopled with rich and complex characters--from the ER to the squad room to the city morgue--here is a thriller of unprecedented depth and suspense. Exposing the shocking link between those who kill and cure, punish and protect, The Surgeon is Tess Gerritsen's most exciting accomplishment yet.

Comments: I spent half of the night finishing this book, the other half trying to get some sleep with picturing the killer killing me. This is one terrifying read. It's hard to put down once you start it. This book gave me nightmares last night.

Rating: 4.5/5

Monday, October 19, 2009

is it just me..

..or does Globeline's DSL really suck right now?

My parents are wasting money paying for our monthly telephone+DSL bill when I can't even connect to the internet even if our DSL's running. I had to use the Globe Tattoo I usually use when I'm out. It sucks coz I had to load, and considering my currently tight budget, this does not seat well with me. And at 3.6 mbps, I find it a bit slow compared to the 100 mbps I'm getting from our DSL.

It's a good thing I don't have review tomorrow, because I am going to Globelines and harass whoever is in charge.

On a different note, Who's Line Is It Anyway? never fails to make me laugh. :) I feel better already.

I had a great day today. C dropped by this morning (she thought our review was 8 AM, when in fact it was 1 PM). she didn't want to go home, so she came instead. And continued her sleep here. But then, that's just how we are. We watched The Proposal (it's the 4th time I've watched this movie, and it never fails to make me laugh - I love the ). We played with my dogs. Ate hash browns. Then we went to school to take several exams we missed (that's from being absent so often.. LOL)

Went to Robi after. Saw H. I missed him. It's been so long since we hang out (of course, that's because most of the gang's not here - A's in Manila, and J and K are in Cebu).

C and I played at Tom's World. I got a SpongeBob stuffed toy. First time I won something from.. Uh, I don't know what it's called. That game where you insert a token and move that claw thingy, try to grab a toy and drop it into the chute so you can get it. Whatever. I'm not a fan of SpongeBob, but I was just so happy I got something that I didn't care.

I think I'll just end my blog here. My internet connection is so sucky I have a feeling that if I take more time to make my blog longer and post it a little bit later, then I wouldn't be able to post it at all. I'm also updating my Tumblr site, and it irks me that my tumblarity went down.. Again. Ugh.

So.. Toodles. :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

OMFG.

I saw this on Tumblr and I just couldn't help myself from reposting. I was like, "Oh my effin' God!" when I saw this. Then I fell on my butt laughing.

shopping ♥

My Mom and I are going shopping tomorrow. There's a sale going on at Robinson's. Mom's a sucker for sales (and apparently, so am I). I can't wait.

I love shopping with my Mom. It means i can grab whatever I want.. And when we get to the counter.. *drumrolls* One swipe of her credit card and I'll be the brand new owner of all those stuffs. *evil grin*

The Ugly Truth

Synopsis: The battle of the sexes heats up in Columbia Pictures’ comedy "The Ugly Truth". Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick.

Rating: 4.5/5

Comments: I only saw this movie's trailer once, and that was about 3 months ago. While I thought the trailer was funny, I never paid it much attention. So I was surprised when this movie turned out to be really humorous. I looooove Gerard Butler. And I liked their lines...

Abby: Men are weak.
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Mike: I just told you I love you and all you heard was psycho.
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Mike: What could be more personal than flicking your bean?

:)

headaches be gone! (please?)

Once again, C, J and I ditched review yesterday. Went to the mall to catch a movie. J and I already watched The Ugly Truth, but C wanted to watch it, and us being good friends, we decided to watch it again with her. This will be the third time I watched it, but it didn't matter. I still find it funny no matter what. And I do adore Gerard Butler, so that's a plus in itself. :)

I didn't go into review today. I've been plague by headaches for as long as I can remember (well, maybe that IS an exaggeration) and nothing seems to help. I've tried different NSAIDs (FYI, those are anti-inflammatory meds), I even got glasses - again. The glasses helped, but only for a while. Another problem is, I love diagnosing diseases (one of the reasons why I'll be studying Medicine next year) - usually I do this to my friends, but at times like this, I can't help but try it on myself. Coupled with my overly active imagination, that is a big no-no. I went from migraines to hemorrhage to meningitis to ruptured brain aneurysms to brain tumors. My imagination just makes it worse. I'm guessing it's migraine, though.

Headache, go away. Go away!!! LOL

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

72 days to go before Christmas :)

I'm so excited. I've been waiting for Christmas ever since it passed last year. (Yes, that's how weird I am.) So I spent 3 hours decorating our living room.

Granted, it's not much yet because I had to put up hooks along our wall to hold the garlands up, and that took a long time. I did all corners of our living room, but I ran out of plastic flowers so I have to drop by downtown to buy some more (I'm hoping we get dismissed earlier tomorrow). I also put up Christmas trees (yes, trees - 3 of them to be exact). My family is not keen on big tress - you know, the ones that go over 6 feet and have a diameter of at least 4 feet. Our living room doesn't have much space, so we never tried putting up big ones. I used to be jealous of my friends before.. I'd go to their houses and see these towering trees, and I'd think, "I want one like that.. Why don't we have on like that?" But then, I realized that it doesn't matter. Having a tree, big or small, is enough. But still. I felt deprived, so to compensate, I put up 3 trees this year. One for our living room, one for the dining area, and a small one (about 2 feet - I bought this one last year on impulse - hey, it was only 25 pesos!) for our store.

My theme this year is balls. Big balls, small balls. All balls. Our living room tree was covered with balls of all sizes and colors. Even the garlands adorning our living room have balls.. But my Mom made me put bells and angels on it.

I also played Christmas songs while decorating. Even sang at the top of my lungs.

On a different note, I baked macaroons this afternoon.

I love baking macaroons not only because they are so easy to make, but because they remind me of my childhood. Macaroons were the very first thing I baked, alone, way back when I was 10 (my love for cooking and baking started when I was, like, 7, and I discovered the fun of helping my Mom in the kitchen). I remember when I was about 12, my friend Kim would drop by our house and we'd make macaroons together. Feels like yesterday. Anyway, I added cheese to my macaroons. Just because. I placed cubes of cheese in them, just to try something new. And it turned out to be yummy. The salty cheese makes a nice contrast to the macaroon's sweet taste. :)

This has been a great day. Too bad I have review tomorrow. Oh well.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FML makes my day♥

I just love reading FML. It makes be happier knowing I'm not the only one leading a crappy life.
  • Today, the 86 year old guy next door told me I needed three things in life to succeed: a cook book, a boyfriend, and a boob job.
  • Today, at work, my stomach hurt and I passed gas for relief. Moments later, I discovered that my loose, silent "fart" was actually a wet, sneaky shart. The mess was beyond repair; I had to fake a family emergency and crept out of the office so that my coworkers wouldn't see my obvious crap stain.
  • Today, my "future" wife got drunk in front of my parents, who she was meeting for the first time. She called my dad a piece of shit and told my mom she wants to tear her own eyes out.
  • Today, I saw my ex-boyfriend at the mall, kissing another man. His partner got up and went to the bathroom, so I went up to my ex. I told him I didn't know he was gay, and he just smiled politely. Then his partner came out and I recognized him as my current boyfriend.
  • Today, an extremely attractive woman from FedEx came to deliver my new phone. I was wearing athletic shorts and had an erection. She looked down and laughed.
  • Today, I saw a video of me last night, hammered, climbing my wardrobe screaming "I WANT TO GO TO NARNIA" naked.
  • Today, I needed new business cards so I went to design and print some. After I designed, I was happy with them and printed off 100 copies. I live at a place called Canal Rocks. I forgot the 'C'. I now have 76 business cards which say 'anal rocks.' I already distributed 24.
  • Today, I walked in on my husband in our room completely naked. At first I thought he was waiting for me so we could have sex. He hadn't seen me yet, so I started to undress too to surprise him. Then I saw that he had drawn a face on his penis and he was talking to it.
  • Today, I decided I need help, so I confessed to my mother that I'm bulimic. After she looked it up online she started screaming at me for "Wasting food that I'm not paying for."
  • Today, I got a paper cut while opening my box of Band-Aids.
  • Today, I found out that I puke and then pass out at the sight of blood. I am a 16 year old girl expecting hundreds of periods to come.
  • Today, I was very sick and kept throwing up. I took a shower after every time I threw up. While in the shower after I threw up, I had to throw up again, so I got out and ran to the toilet. I slipped on the tile, broke my nose on the floor, and then threw up.
  • Today, I was looking in the refrigerator for something to drink. I found a jug of lemonade with a piece of paper on it saying "Mom's Lemonade, Don't Drink!" I was really thirsty, so I ignored it and drank the whole jug. My mom is about to have a colonoscopy and had filled it with laxatives.
  • Today, I gave my girlfriend a small stun gun I bought for her. She mentioned how she thought it was ''cute'', though it probably wouldn't help if someone was after her. She then put the tazer to my chest. When I woke up, she told me how it was my fault, for buying it for her.
  • Today, my skin was turning black, and I believed I was reacting to a spider bite. I spent 4 hours waiting in an emergency room in the middle of the night, paid a $100 copay, and missed a night with my boyfriend just to have a doctor wipe dye from my brand new black jeans off with alcohol.
  • Today, I was sitting at the computer when this really annoying fly kept landing on the keyboard. After a while, I took the bottom of a pen and squished it. Twenty minutes later I absentmindedly started chewing at the bottom of the pen.
  • Today, I was working at a shoe store and was helping a dude try on shoes. He looked like trouble and I wanted to finish with him. When he finally picked his shoes, he abruptly stood up and ran out of the store with the shoes on. The cost of them was deducted from my salary. $240.
  • Today, when walking to my car I was mugged. Not only did they take my phone, wallet and watch, the extra few minutes taken in my journey meant that when I got to my car, I was given a parking ticket.
  • Today, my ex showed up at my door with chocolates and flowers. I've liked him since I was 13, starting dating him when I was 15. He proposed when I was 22. I am now 24, and yesterday was our wedding day. He didn't show.
  • Today, I saw the girl I had started dating changed her Facebook relationship status to "In a relationship". Naturally, I changed mine too. The next time I logged on, she had commented, "Really?! Who?!" She was serious.
  • Today, I was taking a bubble bath, and had my iPod touch on the side of my bathtub so I could listen to my music. My dog walked up to the side of the tub, looked me in the eye, and nudged my iPod into the water.
  • Today, a customer at work became violent and started hitting me and my coworker. Not wanting him to get the shit beat out of us, I used a move that pinned the guy on the ground. The police came and he was arrested. I was then fired for assaulting a customer.
And here's my ultimate favorite:
  • Today, my husband and I were having sex, and just as I was about to finish he screamed, "Oh shit! It's 4:15, my strawberries are gonna whither!!!!" and then jumped off me and went to check on his farm on FarmVille. An imaginary farm, on Facebook.

on spending way too much.

I ordered 9 books from Tradeport. As of now, they're still processing my order. I do hope they're all available. It's a whopping 4026.40 pesos (inclusive of shipping). I have to borrow some money from my Mom as I don't have that much money on hand right now (I used up all my allowance buying Alpo dog foods, as my newest puppy won't eat anything else). I need to prepare myself for a lot of begging and groveling; I have a feeling my Mom won't give in that easily, especially since I don't pay her back whenever I borrow moolah from her. Maybe I'll just use her credit card, then I can tell her after I've used it. Hmmmmm.

I went to my dentist this morning. I thought I needed to have a cavity filled (I had it done last summer, but I thought it fell out). Turns out, it was a false alarm after all.

I decided to walk (I like walking, it relaxes me), and on my way home I passed by Montejo. I went in, and stepped out carrying a small package. Seems like I couldn't go in a store without buying anything. Spent 545 pesos in one go. I bought the latest Cosmopolitan, Yummy and Food issues. Also bought Summit Book's My Imaginary Ex, and Yummy's Chicken Recipe Cards. I stopped collecting magazines a long time ago. The only magazines I buy are Cosmo, Yummy and Food.

I told myself I'll start saving for our Davao trip this December (Cha and I opted to take the NMAT there), but I just couldn't resist spending every now and then. So sue me.

Monday, October 12, 2009

in my happy places ♥

I have three happy places. Number one's my room, it's like my private sanctuary. Number two is any bookstore (i.e., National Bookstore, Powerbooks, Book Sale, Fully Booked). A self-confessed bookworm, I'm at my happiest when I'm surrounded by books, even if I could not afford to buy them all. The last is our kitchen. Cooking is my stress reliever, so I cook whenever I can.

I needed an outlet for my pent-up anger so I decided that cooking is the easiest way to do it. I didn't actually cook, since we had leftovers from lunch. I just made fruit salad. And come tomorrow, I'll be baking macaroons. Yum.

We're done with our Psych review (a big thank God, sigh on that one). For someone who's supposed to be an expert in Psych nursing, she is so very NOT therapeutic. I mean, come on. Is it therapeutic to tell your students to "Shut up!"? I mean, she can ask nicely. She can tell us to "please be quiet coz we're rationalizing our answers" and we'll definitely be quiet. Because we are all educated, civilized people who don't need to be told twice.

And her teaching skills suck. Really suck. I mean, she kept forgetting some topic and inserts it somewhere in between another topic whenever she remembers it. Which may not be a bother to other people, but for an obsessive-compulsive freak like me, it's a big problem. I follow a system when I take down notes, and it irks me so much when I can't follow it. Here's an idea Mrs. M: if you're so scatterbrained that you can't get your lectures straight, why not use a Powerpoint?

To make my day worse, they dismissed us at 5:30 PM, which made me late for mass. I arrived at Sacred Heart Parish in time for the homily. I could've gone to Sto. Niño Church, but I find it hard to concentrate there as it is always full of people.

I was so pissed off I decided to have a movie marathon by myself. I have this pile of unwatched DVDs (I kept buying them, but I refrain from watching because of my review) and I started watching them last week during a brief break (in between Med-Surg and Psych). I wasn't able to finish them all, so I continued watching them last night, right after I came home from mass. I watched I Love You, Beth Cooper and The Proposal (I already watched this in the cinema, but it was so hilarious and romantic that I couldn't resist watching it again). And just last week I watched The Ugly Truth (love Gerard Butler!♥), Transformers 1 & 2 (again, I already watched this in the cinema.. Shia and Megan are both hot! LOL), Race to Witch Mountain (The Rock!♥), and GI Joe (watched it for the second time because I am so in love with Channing, and I have this crush on the Baroness. LOL). Uh.. Just to clarify things, I am not gay. LOL I like boys, but I occasionally do admire a beautiful woman. Hahaha

I'm not yet a hundred percent happy, but staying in my happy places helped. And to end my day beautifully, I am availing myself of Tradeport's Fan Sale. I'm such a sucker for books and discounts, and when you combined the two together, I'm a goner. I kept adding things to my cart. I might just have to borrow money from my Mom to pay for all of them. Sheesh.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

on boring lectures, ditching classes, and horror movies.

It's our Psych review today. Our reviewer makes Psych sound so boring. God.

My friends and I ditched review yesterday afternoon. Actually, I wasn't going to join them, but they made me. Talk about peer pressure. Sheeesh. LOL. They made me watch The Grudge 3. It's 3, right? Of all the movies, they chose the one that's horror. And to think they all know that I only watch horror movies once a year (or preferably not at all) and I already used up my quota with Drag Me To Hell. I admit, it wasn't that much of a horror movie, but still. Cha paid for it, she even carried my things. Said she was my slave, and that I am her master for a day. Haha!

To those who wondered, I'm not afraid of the movie itself. It's the nightmares that plague me afterward that make me think twice about watching.

Ok, back to yesterday. I was in the movie house, but my attention was focused on the e-book I was reading - Dan' Brown's The Lost Symbol. I was also listening to music through my phone - to drown out the creepy horror music and the shouts of people around me. Turns out I never really needed the headphones. The book was so good, I totally zoned out. Whenever I'm reading something good, I detach from my environment. It's just me and my book. Or e-book. Whatever. So Cha just wasted 80 pesos in an attempt to make me watch a horror movie. Haha!

After the movie, I came home. I had this massive headache that won't leave me alone. I suspect migraine, but I couldn't be sure. And just today, I learned from our lecture that compulsive people have a higher tendency to develop headaches and migraines. So me.

Oh well. Another boring day tomorrow.

starting over.. again.

I can't count the countless times I've changed blogs.. So far, the only blog I was able to maintain for a really long time was my Multiply. Everytime I try to open up a Blogger account, I always lose interest and end up back in Multiply. But now I've made a promise to myself that this will be my new "home". And I hope I'll live up to that promise.

The main reason why I can't hold on to a blog so long is that there'll be times that I'd be so busy that I won't be able to update my blog for a long time. And that'll make me lose interest. And the reason why I keep making new ones is because writing has always been inherent in me, and I just can't imagine my self not writing about my day. I've always been a talkative kind of girl, but I always find it difficult to talk about what I really feel deep down, and writing has been my number one outlet ever since.

So.. There. I think that's enough introduction.

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