Friday, June 24, 2005

Before the movie started...

True enough, I did end up with the two big zits.

I have been pretty depressed lately because of some issues at work. I keep on asking myself why I'm still in the company despite of everything that has happened to me. I guess no matter how hard it gets, if you really love what you're doing, you'll never give up on it . But I still question myself sometimes whether I am content with what I have now... or is it just because I'm the type of person who will stay loyal to something that I've hold on to for a long time.

True. I'm a very loyal person. Relationships, friends, work, my city (no one can make me leave!), my hairdresser (9 years na!), even the scent that I use (I've been using it since it came out 5 years ago). It's something that I'm proud of. But its also something that I believe affects me from making the best decisions for myself. I feel that I am sometimes scared to of trying something that I am not used to. I remember something a college friend once told me -- Life is never fair. Life is a game. So there's always a gamble. Therefore, everything we do is a risk. But it is that risk that we need to take to also win the game. The game called life.

Good thing it's my off tomorrow. I need to divert my attention to other things.

Mark is setting me up with this guy named Glenn. Blind date. I was hesitating a bit since my last blind date turned out to be a 42-year-old guy (literally old enough to be my dad). But Mark said this should be a good one for me. Single 27-year-old guy who some kind of manager of some sort. Wish me luck! =)

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

I'm soooo bored...

Tonight is one of those nights wherein I'm not gonna sleep. Not because I have stuff to finish. Not because I'm out partying. Not also because I have too much caffeine in my system (even though I just finished two grande sized Passion iced tea and a tall caramel macchiato in Starbucks). Someone have asked me if its because I've been thinking of something. Is it possible to not sleep because your bored? I guess so... coz that's my reason.

I get easily bored lately. So bored that I have developed the art of keeping people up (I'm so sorry Abbie for giving you those two big zits). So bored that I have generated my jedi, cyborg, vampire, fairy and elf name. So bored that I took that Harry Potter test to find out what house I'd be sorted to. So bored that I started a blog. So bored that I finally used my YM (I know, I'm not like most people). So bored that when I went out with Mark a few hours ago, I pushed every doorbell sample in Ace Hardware.

I was just in Starbucks with my high school friends a few hours ago. Of course, unlike me, these people sleep so they had to go home eventually. I tried to look for other people to hang out with (come to think of it, I think"bother" is more appropriate than "hang out"). However, everyone seemed to be either asleep (come on LJ, its almost midnight) or out.

So here I am alone in an internet cafe in Makati eating fish and chips thinking of what to do next after typing this entry. I gotta get a new hobby or I'll be the one who'll end up with two big zits.

Monday, June 20, 2005


Thank you so much Abbie for the forward! This is a good laugh.

Source: The Philippine Star, Sunday Lifestyle section (June 12, 2005)
Author: Letty Jacinto-Lopez

Excuse notes from parents (including original spelling) collected by schools from all-over the US, together with the author's comments . These were e-mailed to her by her sister-in-law.

My son is under a doctor's care and should not take PE today. Please execute him. (O diba? Pinapapatay yung anak nya?)
Please excuse lIsa for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot. (Eto pang isa! Pag nag-absent pala, papatayin ka!)
Dear School: Please ekscuse John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and also 33. (O, nadagdagan ang araw!)
Please excuse Gloria from Jim today. She is administrating. (Ano daw?)
Please excuse Roland from PE for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip. (Hanapin natin!)
John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face. (Bwehehehe... La ako masabi!)
Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins. (Buti pa veins niya, close sila.) (translation: very close veins = varicose veins)
Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side. (Sa Pinas, hectare...)
Please excuse Ray Friday from school. He has very loose vowels. (Ah... eh... i... ow... u...)
Please excuse Pedro from being absent yesterday. He had diahre dyrea direathe the shits. (Sinabi na kasi LBM na lang e. Pasosyal pa kasi.)
Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust. (So, transsexual pala si Irving?)
I kept Billie home because she had to go Christmas shopping becuase I don't know what size she wear. (Ano ba naman yan? Di alam ang size ng anak nya!)
Sally won't be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral. (Ala e! Mabuhay ang patay!)
Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well. (Stud service ba yung school nya?)
Gloria was absent yesterday as she was having a gangover. (Ay grabe! Iba na talaga ang mga kabataan ngayon.)
Maryann was absent December 11-16, because she had a fever, sore throat, headache and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever and sore throat, her brother had a low grade fever and ached all over. I wasn't the best either, sore throat and fever. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night. (Hahaha, telenovela...bow. Makuwento sya ha.)
Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday. (Winner ito! Ang galing! Pwede rin kaya sa office ito? What do you think?)

Lonely day...

For the first time in like, forever, I was the only one from our trio who was at work. Ginger is off until tomorrow. Mark was either still in Baguio or on his way back to Manila. It was kinda lonely. But it gave me an excuse to finish my reports and coach my agents.

I talked to Mark yesterday and asked him when he'll be getting his operation. I promised him that I'll be there to take care of him in the hospital when I'm off since his parents are not around. He's getting his tonsils removed. This is how our phone conversation went:

LJ: "When ka check-in sa hospital?"

Mark: "Monday siguro or Tuesday."

LJ: "Ah ok. Tuesday na lang. Off ko nun. I'll be the one to bring you na lang to Makati Med."

Mark: "Okai!"

LJ: "So Tuesday ha? Gimik natin sa ospital!"

Mark: "Hahaha!"

This would be interesting...

Sunday, June 19, 2005

"That would be the camel floral-embossed pump, size 9?"

This huge balikbayan box from the States was delivered to our house a couple of days ago. I was persistently asking my mom to open it the moment it came since I know that the shoes and bag that I ordered from Newport News are in there somewhere. After 2 months of waiting, the package finally came. But. "The mom" didn't want me to open it because she thinks I'll mess up her stuff. SH*T! I almost had an anxiety attack trying to stop myself from taking a peek.

That was two days ago.

I came home from work today. The box was finally opened. As I opened the packages that were for me, I was a bit disappointed on how the peep-toe ribbon pumps turned out. The ecru colored ribbons were not perfectly aligned. The heels were also thicker than it looked on the picture. The Manhattan skyline bag was a bit disappointing too. I thought it was as big as a tote bag, but it was just a regular handbag. There was another bag from Victoria's Secret that my mom gave to me as a gift. I didn't like it very much too because it was too big.

I was already frustrated with how the items I ordered turned out. But there was one last shoe box. Lo and behold! The camel floral-embossed pump was exactly as I imagined it to be! It was so unique! Floral-embossed leather. French heel. There's no way you can find anything like it here in the Philippines. I was so happy I got them, and after seeing and trying it on, it was definitely worth the wait.

Ha! I'll wear it tomorrow... Just in time for the implementation of the Company Dress Code.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Ex Survey

1.) Are you friends with your ex?
He said he wanted to be if it was okay with me, but he’s acting otherwise.

2.) Were you in good terms when you parted way?
No... then later on, yes... now, I guess no... hehehe! It's really complicated!

3.) Were you happy with him?
Oh yeah, four years is four years.

4.) Do you think that he was happy when he was with you?
Yeah, but not towards the end of our relationship.

5.) Do you miss him?
Only the happy times.

6.) Do you still love him?
I remember the boy, but I don’t remember the feeling.

7.) So how's your love life now? Do you have anyone new?
Well, there are guys, but I’m not in love with any of them. It's in the “like” stage.

8.) Are you still waiting for him?

9.) If you still love him, then why not get back together?
Uhm, not applicable. =D

10.) Does your ex have a new girlfriend?
Yup yup!

11.) Did your relationship last long?
See #3.

12.) Are you scared to fall in love again?
Not at all. Excited pa nga eh! Haha! =D

13.) Do you still think that there is someone out there for you?
According to my psychic adviser I’ve met him already. *Kilig*

14.) What if, in the end, it will still be you and your ex?

15.) Are you mad at him?
Before, when he said that he wanted to be friends but then he didn’t act like it at all. I realized its nothing I should fret about anymore.

16.) Is he mad at you?
I think he is. Not sure why though.

17.) What if he tells you one day that he still loves you?

18.) What song can you dedicate to him?
My theme song when we broke up was ‘Til My Heartaches End.

19.) Did you try to win him back?
Nope, but I heard he thought I was trying.

20.) Do you still see him?

21.) Any message for him?
Thank you for the happy memories. :-)

I'm new at this...

Okay... so I'm starting a blog. Years have gone by since I've heard that there's such a thing. I guess this is what happens when boredom refuse to elude me like always.

Actually, my tarot card reader (yes, I have one) gave me advice to continue trying out new things... quite contradictory what to my psychic advisers (yes, advisers with an "s") have been telling me to close Pandora's Box for a while.

But I'm sure this doesn't count.

I'm looking for an excuse not to do the reports I brought home. Even though I know I have to finish 9 monthly progress reports and around 24 performance evaluations within the next 7 hours.

I'm such a crammer, I swear!