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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Santa Gunman

I've been seeing this news for the past five days whenever I open my Yahoo! Mail. I should find a way to filter the news I see on my Yahoo! Mail account. Santa killing people on Christmas eve? Disturbing.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


I lost my black Estee Lauder pouch! My SSS ID is there. My driver's license is there. My Intellicare health card ID is there. I'm LOST!

Saturday, December 27, 2008



Why do you have to pursue happiness? Are we all destined to be sad until we do something about it? I am unhappy. I guess it's my natural emotional state - to be horribly morose.


What am I living for? Basically...nothing. Oh well, that's not exactly right. Right now, there's one thing. New year. Hopefully it will be a happy one.


It seems like the endorphins in my body are slowly decreasing. I am, after all, a diminishing species. Only a few things can make me happy now. Hmm. What are they? At this time, I can only think of solitude. It gives me bliss. But there are times it's given me uncertainty and anxiety, too. But these are rare occasions. So, what if I go away? I want to be alone. But would I be happy? Probably.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Things I HAVE to do

This year had been rather disappointing for me. I haven't accomplished much. I feel so guilty of just going through the motions and not making an effort to do something to be proud of.

I hope I can do better next year. So, I'm making a list.

In no particular order, here is a list* of things I HAVE to do:

  • Learn French, Swedish, Spanish and Latin
  • Put into action my "Make A Difference" project
  • Write the love stories in my head
  • Add more to this list

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Season

Christmas season is everyone's excuse to splurging in December. It's my excuse, too. I couldn't feel guilty about it being the miser that I am. Everytime I let them swipe my debit card and I'd start feeling bad about it, my head screams at me "What the heck? It's the Christmas season!". I dread January.
How fulfilling it is to have my own laptop, finally. It's a used IBM ThinkPad R40e I bought on ebay for only PhP 6,000. Perfect for a cheapskate like me.
Despite of myself, I have been using Globe Visibility for internet access. It's still freaking slow. It says HSDPA but I can't seem to connect to google. Grrr! Oh crap! It's raining. I have to get inside my apartment. Too bad I can only get HSDPA in my balcony. Oh well, there's no difference anyway.
I enjoy this sense of solitary bliss - blogging on my laptop and in my balcony (it stopped raining). I will miss this. My apartment has been my quiet place for a little more than a year. In January, I will share this place (with its dues) with a friend who happens to be the loudest, noisiest person I know. I dread January.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Globe Visibility - Modern Gadget, Ancient Speed

A friend of mine bought a Globe Visibility 3G/USB modem a week ago. She tried it and got disappointed. It doesn't work where she lives, which is in BiƱan, Laguna. So, she asked me to try it in the hopes that I'll buy it if it works in my apartment. After all, I was the one who suggested that she buy one.

I was kinda impressed with its looks. It's white and glossy and it has a microSD slot so it can function as a flash drive or at least that's what I think it's for. It's plug-and-play so I got no problem with the installation and the Globe connection manager program that came with the installation is user friendly.

On the connection manager, you'll see a signal bar and label which it tells you what signal you have. I was horrified to see I only have GPRS in my apartment. I tried connecting to the internet. Wow. Globe Visibility made me feel nostalgic. Really. I was cruising the net with speed that reminded me of my early college days when internet surfing costs P60/hour and the only connection available was dial up.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just another fixation

I was searching google for pictures of Alice Cullen earlier today and I came across this blogger, nostalgicmiss, who wrote Twilight in Alice Cullen's point of view.

Wow! I'm on Chapter 9 now. Yeah, I already know. I'm an addict.

Monday, December 8, 2008


I have flu. Again!

For the last few months since I got that free flu shot from our company clinic last July or August, I've been consistently having flu every month. Yeah, ironic! It's annoying and at the same time disturbing. I haven't been this sickly before.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another song lyrics

The first time I heard this song by Robert Pattinson, I didn't like it. I couldn't make out the lyrics. My auditory faculties are not that great. Perhaps it has something to do with his accent as well. I thought accents are neutralized when you're singing. Anyway, after a while, I've grown to like er love this song. It's beautiful. Here's the lyrics:

Never Think

I should never think
What's in your heart
What's in our home
So I won't

You'll learn to hate me
But still call me baby
Oh love
So call me by my name

And save your soul
Save your soul
Before you're too far gone
Before nothing can be done

I'll try to decide when
She'll lie in the end
I ain't got no fight in me
In this whole damn world
So hold off
She should hold off
It's the one thing that I've known

Once I put my coat on
I coming out in this all wrong
She standing outside holding me
Saying oh please
I'm in love
I'm in love

Girl save your soul
Go on save your soul
Before it's too far gone
And before nothing can be done

Cause without me
You got it all
So hold on
Without me you got it all
So hold on
Without me you got it all
Without me you got it all
So hold on
Without me you got it all
Without me you got it all
So hold on


Now I can sing along with Robert.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The general malaise of malcontent

I listened to RX earlier and heard this song. I'm not into dance music right now but the lyrics blew me away. Here's Moony's I Don't Know Why lyrics:

Never happy, not satisfied
Always complains for nothing
Hopes and dreams are fading away
It's not hard to figure it out
There's no doubt, you'll find a way
Live the moment, each and every day

I don't know why
I cannot see the beauty in front of me
I cannot...
I don't know why
I cannot see the beauty in front of me (in front of me)

Now I see here
It's always been there
People like their simple things
Live the moment, each and every day

I don't know why
I cannot see the beauty in front of me
I cannot...
I don't know why
I cannot see the beauty in front of me (in front of me)

Is it there?
Is it right there?
Right in front of you (right in front of you)
This is what you've been looking for
For a long, long time
Make it real, make it right now (make it right now, make it right now)
You've got to live it now

I don't know why
I cannot see the beauty in front of me
I cannot...
I don't know why
I cannot see the beauty in front of me (in front of me)


Never happy, not satisfied. Nowadays...who isn't?

Something heartwarming

This presentation warms the heart.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mind boggled

There are reasons why I quit teaching college. But, below are the reasons why I didn't want to become a teacher in the first place. They're really funny, but it must be frustrating to have students like them.

Student #1 - just following the direction.

Student #2 - wrong exam.

Student #3 - very creative.

Student #4 - very clever.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dropped by Divi

I went to Divisoria earlier today to do my Christmas shopping. I thought I'd be buying a lot of toys for my nieces and nephews (there's about eight of them) so I asked my Mom to shop with me. We agreed to meet in Alabang. I was early and my Mom was still on her way so I decided to check online if I already have my Christmas bonus and of course to feed my Twilight addiction. The 9-peso worth of Internet hours couldn't have made me happier.

Me and my Mom ate lunch first before going to Divisoria. We rode a bus to Lawton via Skyway. Traffic was awful and at 1 p.m. I started to think that this was a bad idea. We arrived at Divisoria at around 1:30 p.m. and judging from the horde of people everywhere, I thought my Mom's idea of just giving money as Christmas gift was the best way to go. Why didn't I listen to her? Well, I never do and I'm not gonna start now. Since we're already at the cheapskate's haven, why not make the most of it?

Dang! I can barely move! There were so many people that it's pretty hard to move from one store to another. Sometimes there's no way to go than with the flow. (Forgive the cliched expression.) With a lot of toys/things to choose from, I was only able to buy gifts for 2 of my nieces. Wah! I have a long way to go. What am I going to do? I have to leave or I'll be late for work. Oh well, I guess I'll just give money on Christmas day.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Non-practicing Catholic

I'm a Catholic and I haven't been to church for a long time. For Catholics, it's a taboo. But, I just happen to prefer talking to God in my own time and in private. I think I just put on a show when I pray in church. I get overly conscious like somebody's recording my silent prayer (paranoid!) so I can't really concentrate. Now, I don't know how to pray anymore. It's been a long time. I hope I can still remember how to do it.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Twilight Mania

Twilight was introduced to me by an office friend. It just happened. She just happened to carry the book, I just happened to ask about it and she just happened to let me borrow it. So, I read it and wouldn't stop reading it until two days later, I'm hooked to Twilight. I don't know how I got drawn to the book. At first, I actually thought of it as simple. I thought if it only takes this kind of creativity to write a bestseller, then I think I can write a bestseller too.

Why was I drawn to the book?

I'm a sucker for fairy tales. My idea of Mr. Right-for-me was (I gave up on this idea to save myself from constant disappointment) influenced by fairy tales, Shakespeare and Jane Austen's novels. Mr. Right-for-me should be a prince or rich, a gentleman and beautiful. So much like Edward Cullen. I always wondered how Mr. Right-for-me could exist in this time. Isn't Meyer brilliant? She provided me with an answer. But of course, there had to be a drawback...he had to be vampire.

Still, why was I drawn to the book?

It's so strange, but I always imagined being stalked by a vampire when I was in college. I used to go to a university located at the foot of a mountain where there were lots of trees (of course). Hmmm...maybe Meyer and I are on the same wavelength. I was fascinated by vampires. The book may have rekindled that fascination. You see, when I was in college, I was kind of like Bella Swan. I had a deathwish of a vampire killing me or when I'm feeling romantic, falling in love with me. But, that was years ago.

So, why was I drawn to the book?

Well, I guess it wasn't the book exactly but the story that leapt out of it. What the book lack in details, you just have to make up for in your imagination. A fantasy love story. Yeah...I'm imaginative enough for that. For me, it's a modern day fairy tale with a damsel in distress and a knight in shining armor (only he's a vampire) with Edward Cullen as the vampire I was imagining when I was in college and the knight in shining armor I was dreaming of when I was reading Judith McNaught. So I'll follow his love story because he loves Bella Swan so much just as I imagined my Mr. Right-for-me should be doing.

I Gave in to Twilight

I just saw Twilight, the movie, today. I was supposed to watch it with Noel, but he had to be with his dad who's still in the hospital. I got disappointed and I hate myself for feeling that way. It wasn't his fault. It's nobody's fault. It's just that it's shaken my equilibrium. Dunno why exactly. Maybe because I've already pictured myself watching the movie with him or maybe because I just finished reading Breaking Dawn last night (well more like earlier today - my eyes wouldn't stop reading until "the end") and I had this unstoppable urge to see the movie or maybe it's because I've been waiting for it since the 21st of this month. Anyway, Noel promised to watch the movie with me this Saturday (I'm not crossing my fingers on that one). But, I'm just so human and so weak so I gave in to the urge of watching the myself and I'm glad I did.

Good thing about movie reviews is that you can set your expectation level based on them. I read the reviews for Twilight (film) so I didn't expect much. Still, I was hopeful. It turned out to be okay and I guess that's the problem. I was really hoping or wishing it to be good. I don't know what the reviewers meant when they said "faithful adaptation" of the book. It was a good adaptation, but not faithful. The first kiss (as it was portrayed in the movie) for instance was not done in Bella's room. Anyway, the scriptwriter and the director were brilliant. If it weren't for these seemingly little things they overlooked, I might've considered the movie great. They were glaring to me. I read 4 books and nowhere there can I remember Edward Cullen having stubbles or being sweaty (in some scenes). And, I wish they did something to the camera so that the vampire faces wouldn't be too cakey.

Kristen Stewart played Bella so well. I couldn't have hoped for a better actress for this character. Wow! Alice was so likeable like in the book. Rosalie was not really the most beautiful woman in the world in the movie but yeah she was hostile to Bella. I guess Pattinson would do a better job on the next movie. Anyhow, I guess I'll be looking forward to that.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Something Funny

I got this from a forwarded email. I don't know how many times I received this email before, but it has still managed to make me laugh. So, before deleting it from my Inbox, I decided to put this email to use and post it in my blogless blog. Who might make someone else laugh.

Medical Terminology


1. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.

2. On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared.

3. She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.

4. The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.

5. The patient has been depressed since she began Seeing me in 1993.

6. Discharge status: Alive but without permission.

7. The patient refused autopsy.

8. The patient has no previous history of suicides.

9. She is numb from her toes down.

10. While in ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent home.

11. The skin was moist and dry. 12. Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches.

13. Patient was alert and unresponsive.

14. Rectal examination revealed a normal size thyroid.

15. She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce.

16. The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.

17. The patient was to have a bowel resection. However, he took a job as a stockbroker instead.

18. Skin: somewhat pale but present.

19. Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.