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18 December 2016 @ 07:44 pm

Your promise pended.

 
 
18 December 2016 @ 07:42 pm

Talon Saga by Julie Kagawa
Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa
The Battlemage by Taran Matharu

 
 
05 December 2016 @ 12:18 pm

It was a fun ride. It was fun while it lasted but ended as soon as it began. And the worst part is, it left a bitter taste in my mouth.

#touche #sorrynotsorry

 
 
21 March 2015 @ 07:01 pm
right around the same time last year, i made a life decision...

do i regret it?

absolutely not

no matter how things veered away from what i expected and hoped things would become,

i am grateful for i have changed...

grown... evolved...

i've become the bamboo that sways with the wind but strong and tall enough to aim for the skies


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

 
 
30 December 2014 @ 07:51 am
1. What did you do in 2014 that you'd never done before?
travel internationally
2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
as usual, failed hahaha
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
yes, my brother's wife :)
4. Did anyone close to you die?
no naman...
5. What countries did you visit?
USA
6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
travel for leisure
7. What date from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
June 13, 2014 - :)
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
in the US on my own for 4 weeks :)
9. What was your biggest failure?
DBP
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
none
11. What was the best thing you bought?
my wallet and my watches
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine. Of course. :p ~what's new?
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mine as well. ~what's new also?
14. Where did most of your money go?
books, food, yosi
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
LA weekend
16. What song will always remind you of 2014?
Love Again - Pentatonix
Turn Down for What - DJ Snake, Lil Jon
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
steady lang
ii. thinner or fatter?
no change haha
iii. richer or poorer?
same same
18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
go to the beach and play sports
19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
smoking
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
was at my tita's house with my brothers and cousins - same but different tita's house
21. What was your favorite month of 2014?
June 2014
22. Did you fall in love in 2014?
maybe... probably not haha
23. How many one-night stands?
quite a few
24. What was your favorite TV program?
Haikyuu and Avatar: Legend of Korra
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
none
26. What was the best book you read?
Heroes of Olympus: Blood of Olympus - Rick Riordan
Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare
27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Max Schneider
28. What did you want and get?
US trip
29. What did you want and not get?
A savings account, a love life haha ~same same ~same pa rin
and travel for leisure
30. What was your favorite film of this year?
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Playing it Cool, The Normal Heart, The Hobbit
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
work as usual
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
more time in the US haha
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014?
more business casual... same
34. What kept you sane?
yosi, coffee, books, bubblebaths and friends
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Wala
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
none
37. Who did you miss?
some of my friends
38. Who was the best new person you met?
Eric and the BCUS people in NV, ME and DE
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014.
I can survive/thrive in the US
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
You don't know why
You don't know how
You don't know when to love again
You let me in then shut me out
You have to learn to love again
 
 
 
01 June 2014 @ 09:29 pm
Hope  

I went to Church this morning with Steve. I haven't been to Church for God knows how long, not counting my brother's wedding.

I liked the service. There was a band, spotlights and fog. Theatric, yes, but I liked how it was "modern." The means to convey the message of God was something the generation of today can easily relate to.

The message? It was about baptism - how when you are baptized, you give your self to Christ. It reminded me of my personal relationship with God and how I've been lacking lately.

I think I might attend next week's service.

 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
14 May 2014 @ 04:28 pm
i've never really considered
moving here
until now...





maybe...

 
 
13 January 2014 @ 06:59 pm
1. What did you do in 2013 that you'd never done before?
throw up in a friend's car haha

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
failed.. i think... travelmore2014

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
a lot...

4. Did anyone close to you die?
no naman...

5. What countries did you visit?
None.

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?


7. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
December 29 - happy lang :)

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
redeeming myself from failure :)

9. What was your biggest failure?
non-confirmation

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
none

11. What was the best thing you bought?
books still

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine. Of course. :p ~what's new?

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mine as well. ~what's new also?

14. Where did most of your money go?
Food, gaming and taxi

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
December 29-30 - Bataan trip 2013

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?
Roar - Katy Perry

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
happier...

ii. thinner or fatter?
same lang

iii. richer or poorer?
richer in fairness

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
travel more talaga

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
spend too much time overthinking

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
was at my tita's house with my brothers and cousins - same

21. What was your favorite month of 2013?
December 2013

22. Did you fall in love in 2013?
nope

23. How many one-night stands?
can't remember, but definitely more

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Glee ~same

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
A.S. - yung lang

26. What was the best book you read?
Heroes of Olympus - House of Hades - Rick Riordan

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Pentatonix

28. What did you want and get?
more time with family and friends

29. What did you want and not get?
A savings account, a love life haha ~same same ~same pa rin
Travel actually

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
The Hobbit, She's the One

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
work as usual

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
more trips and more time with friends

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
more business casual... same

34. What kept you sane?
sports, alcohol and friends :)

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Wala

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Napoles

37. Who did you miss?
my parents and my bunso brother

38. Who was the best new person you met?
GE and Healthcare peeps

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
if at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
I got the eye of the tiger, the fire
Dancing through the fire
'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar!
 
 
30 December 2012 @ 08:54 pm
1. What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before?
travel by plane alone

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
no resolutions for 2012 but i have a financial "plan" for 2013

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
lynnie

4. Did anyone close to you die?
no naman

5. What countries did you visit?
None.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
more financial freedom haha

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
December 21 - tequila night year 2

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
none that i can think of...

9. What was your biggest failure?
money matters

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
same right knee injury

11. What was the best thing you bought?
books :)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine. Of course. :p ~what's new?

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mine as well. ~what's new also?

14. Where did most of your money go?
Travel and food as usual

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
month of September! :)

16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
Titanium - David Guetta feat. Sia

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
parang same lang

ii. thinner or fatter?
fatter, definitely

iii. richer or poorer?
parang poorer...

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
save money, travel more

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
spend too much time at work - same pa rin

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
was at my tita's house with my brothers and cousins

21. What was your favorite month of 2012?
September FTW! as always!

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
I could have, but then I realized that I haven't even fallen out of love yet... < parang same pa rin

23. How many one-night stands?
considerably less than last year's still...

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Glee

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
can't think of anyone hehe

26. What was the best book you read?
Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series - Michael Scott
Percy Jackson series, Heroes of Olympus - Rick Riordan

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Tanner Patrick

28. What did you want and get?
more time with friends

29. What did you want and not get?
A savings account, a love life haha ~same same ~same pa rin

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Hobbit, Avengers

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
work then drink with work friends, but celebrated in bora for my birthday weekend

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More trips and more sleep haha

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
more business casual...

34. What kept you sane?
sports, alcohol and friends :)

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Wala

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
RH Bill and Anti-Cyber Crime

37. Who did you miss?
my parents and my bunso brother

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Daniel hahaha

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.
things aren't always as they seem

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
But baby there you go again, there you go again making me love you
Yeah I stopped using my head, using my head let it all go
Got you stuck on my body, on my body like a tattoo
And now i'm feeling stupid, feeling stupid crawling back to you
 
 
03 September 2012 @ 05:55 pm
I'm considering writing again. Some of my friends told me a few weeks back that maybe I should try writing again.

Incidentally, I've been reading more lately. I think I want to write a book. Or a series.

I don't know. It would require a whole lot of creativity and then there's research.

Hmmmm...
 
 
 
30 December 2011 @ 07:48 pm
1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
get a credit card

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
haha i don't even remember if i had resolutions... i could

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
work friends

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Jim... may he rest in peace

5. What countries did you visit?
None.

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
More money LOL

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
1)September 10-12 - Bora streisand!
2)October 14-18 - team butter!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Surviving multi-functional tasks and of course me becoming a team manager, finally

9. What was your biggest failure?
i faltered in most of my friendships...

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
twisted my right knee playing badminton

11. What was the best thing you bought?
can't think of any aside from RO equips

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine. Of course. :p ~what's new?

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mine as well. ~what's new also?

14. Where did most of your money go?
Travel - Dumaguete, Siquijor, Boracay and Bacolod

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
month of September! :)

16. What song will always remind you of 2011?
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
happier, i think

ii. thinner or fatter?
thinner actually

iii. richer or poorer?
ideally richer but no

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
hang out with my friends

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
spend too much time at work

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
was at my tita's house with my brothers and cousins

21. What was your favorite month of 2011?
September FTW!

22. Did you fall in love in 2011?
I could have, but then I realized that I haven't even fallen out of love yet...

23. How many one-night stands?
considerably less than last year's

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Glee

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
A definite yes

26. What was the best book you read?
Sad to say but I didn't read any book this year

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
None

28. What did you want and get?
Team Manager post

29. What did you want and not get?
A savings account, a love life haha ~same same

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Thor, Captain America and Super 8

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
went to Makati and met up with Leandro for my "salubong," ended up in Malate, then had a few drinks with Joel and Adora in the wee hours of the morning in QC, slept the whole day and then went out for drinks with my volleyball teammates in the evening until the 3am :)

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More trips HAHA

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
colorful and comfortable - different colored t-shirts and shorts

34. What kept you sane?
volleyball and alcohol

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Wala

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
None this year

37. Who did you miss?
my parents and my bunso brother

38. Who was the best new person you met?
i'd have to say si Pach

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
perception management sucks

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I'll carry you home"
 
 
30 December 2010 @ 12:39 pm
1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
Play badminton and Ragnarok online

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
don't think so... i might

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Officemates

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Not really that close to me...

5. What countries did you visit?
None.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
Self-control

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
September 18th >>> wiiiild

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Surviving overlapping waves

9. What was your biggest failure?
...

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
None

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Level Up Cards HAHA

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine. Of course. :p

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mine as well.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Ragnarok + Clothes + Starbucks + Yosi + Cab fare + Badminton + Food + Alcohol

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Bataan trip :)

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
Beggin' from Step Up 3D OST

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
Neither

ii. thinner or fatter?
Thinner!

iii. richer or poorer?
Same same

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
read, go to the gym

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
daydreaming, playing ragnarok

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
was at home with family and then ragnarok for the rest of the day then went to GJ's house

21. What was your favorite month of 2010?
September :)

22. Did you fall in love in 2010?
Nope...

23. How many one-night stands?
:p

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Master Chef, So You Think You Can Dance, The Good Wife

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Yeah, maybe...

26. What was the best book you read?
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
None much..

28. What did you want and get?
...a summer trip

29. What did you want and not get?
A savings account, a love life haha

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Step Up 3D, The Expendables, RED,

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Had a surprise thing from Wave 19 on my birthday, had dinner with Maka, Melo and Cuayo, went to the Fort with oldies for a very wild night :)

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
His friendship back :)

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
business casual

34. What kept you sane?
My friends, Ragnarok

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Wala

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Elections

37. Who did you miss?
Dboys, JMA

38. Who was the best new person you met?
king

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.
Work-life balance

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"If i'd found you first you know its true,
He would be alone,
I would be with you"
 
 
03 September 2010 @ 03:53 am
I think I take my work too seriously. Maybe. At least, I probably spend too much time and energy at work and workmates.

I don't know. Lately, I've been too sensitive with my job and how other people criticize, or worst, disregard the fruits of my labor. Or maybe I just feel taken for granted by people whom I look up to at work. Hmmm... probably because I got used to the fact that these people are there when I needed them most to guide me and encourage me to do the things I never thought I'd be able to do. Now, I just get directives and I don't even get a simple "Thank you."

Hay... I think jobs are supposed to be thankless because you get paid for it anyway but somehow I still yearn for that kind of validation that the work that I put in everything I do is appreciated.

I've probably turned a workaholic since the first time I got promoted, but before, I used to do tasks beyond my job description because I love what I do and I enjoy it as well. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy what I'm doing more often than not. It's just that this time, I feel that I need to do my job instead of wanting to do my job.

For the past few weeks, I've noticed that I've been telling people that I love my job more often that I used to. I might just be convincing myself. *sigh* Honestly, it's sad if that would be the case.

I'm unhappy... I suppose. I've thought of jumping ship and move on to greener pastures. Even though it's possible, I opted to stay. It could be that I still love what I do and I don't want to lose my job just yet, but it could also be that I'm afraid to venture out and start from scratch again.

Ewan... Work's been eating me inside lately. I need to get away... seriously.
 
 
10 March 2010 @ 04:32 am
Last week was the worst I've had at work to date. Spending more than 16 hours a day at work, running on less than 4 hours of sleep per day, and having a total of 39 newly hired employees on different shift schedules under my wing were more than I'd like to think I can handle.

But... I survived.

I might have had a few late reports and minor tasks that are yet to be completed, but hell yeah! I survived. I never thought I could pull it off, but I did... with some help, of course.

For the first time, I thought to myself, "I'm not getting paid enough for the work that I do."

Seriously.
 
 
Current Mood: restlessrestless
 
 
Let's just say that my workload and work schedule will definitely be packed for the rest of the first quarter.

Normally, I'd look forward to the end of whatever project I would have at work, but it seems that my current ones have no definite end. Sad to say but it could actually spell out not being able to go on a summer vacation. Hopefully, not the case but I think I would have to prepare myself to be open to the possibility of no trip to any beach.

*sigh*

Work never got to me this much... until now. Either way, I guess I'm still thankful for at least, more often than not, my weekends are mine.
 
 
Current Mood: restlessi need a drink
 
 
 
05 January 2010 @ 07:13 pm


It's 5 o'clock in the morning
The conversation got boring
You said you were going to bed soon
So I snuck off to your bedroom
And I thought I'd just wait there
Until I heard you come up the stairs
And I pretended I was sleeping
And I was hoping you would creep in with me

You put your arm around my shoulder
And it was good the room got colder
And we moved closer in together
And started talking about the weather
You said tomorrow would be fun
And we could watch a place in the sun
I didn't know where this was going
When you kissed me

Are you mine?
Are you mine?
Cause I stay here all the time
Watching telly, drinking wine

Who'd have known?
Who'd have known?
When you flash up on my phone
I no longer feel alone
No longer feel alone

I haven't left you for days now
And I'm becoming amazed how
You're quite affectionate in public
In fact your friend said it made her feel sick
And even though it's moving forward
There's just the right amount of awkward
And today you accidentally called me baby

Are you mine?
Are you mine?
Cause I stay here all the time
Watching telly, drinking wine

Who'd have known?
Who'd have known?
When you flash up on my phone
I no longer feel alone

Let's just stay
Let's just stay
I wanna lie in bed all day
We'll be laughing all the way
You told your friends they all know
We exist but we're taking it slow
Let's just see how it goes
Let's see how it goes

Are you mine?
Are you mine?
Cause I stay here all the time
Watching telly, drinking wine

Who'd have known?
Who'd have known?
When you flash up on my phone
I no longer feel alone

Let's just stay
Let's just stay
I wanna lie in bed all day
We'll be laughing all the way
You told your friends they all know
We exist but we're taking it slow
Let's just see how it goes
Let's see how it goes
 
 
Current Mood: restlessneeds sleep
 
 
05 January 2010 @ 06:54 pm
Lately, I've found myself welcoming thinking sessions by myself. Well, to be quite honest about it, I've spent some time alone at home. Other than the usual distractions, technically, I didn't have a choice. I've been digging deeper within myself and this time I would claim that it's not useless overthinking. I've been reassessing my life and my lifestyle, and I've arrived at a conclusion that I would have to undergo certain necessary changes. I'm not getting any younger and sooner than later I would have to become a tad bit more grown up as I grow older.

First on my list, I would have to live healthier. It doesn't necessary mean just undergoing a diet scheme but more of I have to take care of myself more. Too emo to say, but I have to take care of myself because I can't expect anyone to do that for me. Starting 2010, I've decided to get back into shape. I will be going back to the gym, this time not just on a whim. I don't intend to get all buffed and vain anyway. I just want to keep my body active and a little bit more flexible (haha). Going back to playing sports is a definite addition to my course of action. Aside from that, I would also have to pay more attention to what I eat and drink. I'm not saying that I will deprive myself of the good stuff, but basically just maintain a more balanced diet. That being said, I would also have to lessen my intake of alcohol and limit the number of cigarettes I smoke. I know, I know. Smoking and drinking are my biggest vices. It would be a challenge definitely but I love myself enough to take the necessary adjustments to make sure that I live a healthier lifestyle.

Second, I have to learn to manage my finances effectively. I've developed a system somehow. I have decided to allot about 30-50% of my earnings every payday to go into a savings account. Of course, the first step would have to be taken, which is to open that damn account. This weekend will be the first payout of the year and I will walk into the bank this Friday and make sure I open an account before I spend my money on anything else. Aside from that, a big chunk of my everyday expenses go to buying Starbucks coffee and taking cab rides. I think the latter is much more important, so I've decided not to include Starbucks coffee in my everyday routine. I'm not saying I won't buy coffee anymore, just not on a daily basis. Not anymore. Or I could get my driver's license.

Third, I've decided to be more learned. I would have to find time for reading. I still have a lot of books that I acquired in 2008 that I have yet to start with. Add to that the ones I got over the holidays. On top of that, I will commit myself to learning a new skill or hobby this year. That part I haven't decided yet. A new sport ain't bad.

Fourth, I have to be more family-oriented. I have to admit, not being with my family over the holidays did strike a nerve or two. I do realize that there is a certain distance between myself and my family. I have to find time to spend with them more. But of course, I don't believe that being physically together is enough to bridge the gap. I would have to be more engaging and be more open to my family. I am contemplating on officially coming out to them. Funny, I never even thought I would actually consider sitting down with my parents and siblings to talk about my sexual preference. It's all good.

Lastly, I have to take my job more seriously. It's not that I don't. I love my job and I haven't been slacking off. I wouldn't have been getting my promotions at this rate if I didn't perform my best. What I'm trying to say is I have to look the part as well. I'm someone whom people look up to in the office. I mean I'm not the top person on the corporate ladder but there are employees who do look up to me and of course there are also colleagues and bosses who observe how I am. That being said, an image shift is definitely necessary. I would have to dress up more. Not really corporate outfits, but I need to dress up in business casual. Of course, I would have to update my wardrobe, and this is the exciting part. I have decided to invest in slacks, polos, collared shirts, belts, leather shoes, dress socks, etc. I would also have to invest in a watch, which I'm not really too keen on but it helps with the image. Aside from the look, I also have to act the part. I have decided not to bend certain policies in the office. I have to set an example for the people looking up to me. This part would be a challenge definitely as I am one of the pasaway in the office. Either way, I'm determined to be a better leader and employee.

Whew! That's a lot of things I want to accomplish for 2010. Funny how things turn out once thoughts are put into writing. :)
 
 
05 January 2010 @ 03:46 pm
1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
Get a fake ID, travel with workmates

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I think I did.. save for one

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Officemates

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Not really that close to me...

5. What countries did you visit?
None.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Self-control

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
November 17... happiest day of 2009

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Exploring my own limits

9. What was your biggest failure?
...

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
None

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Nokia 6500c from Penny

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine. Of course. :p

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mine as well.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Travel + Clothes + Starbucks + Yosi + Cab fare + Food + Alcohol

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going back to CS

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
Lucky - Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
Sadder :(

ii. thinner or fatter?
A lot fatter

iii. richer or poorer?
Richer, I suppose... Got my promotion in September 2009

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Budget money, go to the gym, play sports, read, blog, sleep, travel

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Overspend, smoke, drink, binge, facebook

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Noche buena at home then at 4am at the office. :)

21. What was your favorite month of 2009?
December :)

22. Did you fall in love in 2009?
I suppose I did...

23. How many one-night stands?
:p

24. What was your favorite TV program?
no time for TV

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Nope.

26. What was the best book you read?
"After Dark" and "Sputnik Sweetheart" by Haruki Murakami

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
None much..

28. What did you want and get?
An answer..

29. What did you want and not get?
A savings account... an ipod

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Avatar, 500 days of Summer, Transformers 2, In Your Life

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Gerardo's after work with Kim, Jesbert, and Rizza, then went to Fish and Co with Maka and Don then Chiggy's after with JA, Cuayo, Melo, Nikki, Jozo and Sandy

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A love life :)

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
shirts, hoodies, jeans and sneakers = comfy

34. What kept you sane?
My job

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Wala

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Wala rin

37. Who did you miss?
Dboys, JMAers

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Biboy :)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
To take risks and go outside my comfort zone

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"Je veux ton amour,
I don't want to be friends..."
 
 
29 October 2009 @ 01:46 am
there's nothing
not nothing really
but it's something
something comfortable
comfortable enough

but then i start to think
think of wanting
not everything really
just something more
more than being comfortable

i think that there's a need
a need to take a risk
risk turning something to nothing
for the sake of something more
more than being comfortable
 
 
16 September 2009 @ 02:14 pm
I finally got the promotion I've been waiting for. In less than two years, I'm where I wanted to be when I first entered the company.

What next?

I'll probably stay put for a while. It's all part of the 5-year plan anyway.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
 
 
 
08 September 2009 @ 07:45 pm
work's getting a little bit boring. it's all good though, i think. career growth's just around the corner. hopefully. humdeedum.

oh well, oh well.

to be honest, i don't know what i want. i just want something else, i guess. that something else though i would have to figure out. humdeedum.
 
 
05 July 2009 @ 05:33 pm
I don't really understand what's up with me today. It could be the lack of sleep or the excess intake of chocolates but I've been missing a lot of my friends. I've been jumping from one FB account to another, browsing through pictures, both old and new, reminiscing on the good times and the bad.


*sigh*


I want to reconnect with people...
I wish it's as easy as turning a switch on.


Can I even find time to get off from work?

*sigh*


This blog post depresses me.
 
 
Current Mood: gloomyemonessence
Current Music: many the miles - sara bareilles
 
 
19 March 2009 @ 04:02 pm
 
 
Current Mood: naughtyhihihi
 
 
25 February 2009 @ 05:51 pm
Ash Wednesday today people, which means Lent is here.

And for that reason, I choose to deprive myself of the following:

1. Starbucks
2. Dessert

I'm not confident I'd be able to pull this off but then again, it wouldn't hurt to try. And besides, better those 2 than the one vice I can't live without.
 
 
18 February 2009 @ 05:35 pm
It's strangely amazing that weight gain in a small amount of time makes me want to blog.

As of today, I weigh at... *drum rolls*

190 pounds!


No kidding. I gained weight right after the holiday season when most people actually do lose weight. It's bad enough that I've gained weight all of a sudden, but what's worse is I gained all 15 pounds even before February happened. Woah, I know right?

I don't know what happened. I've been drinking less, that I'm sure, but I guess I've been eating way more, both in amount and frequency. What can I say? I love to eat.

OMG! I remember some doctor told me I'm 10 lbs overweight when I weighed at 180. What am I? Clinically Fat?! Dammit!

Now, this is getting way too depressing. Hello, insecurities. Pft.

Anyway, summer's just around the corner. I better be getting my ass back to shape. Hmmmm... This calls for more than pseudo-starvation.

I've been running... well, sort of. Aside from that, I'm considering enrolling in a gym even though I've never really been a fan of weights. I'm thinking of playing sports again, but then, my work schedule isn't something easy to work with when all of my basketball and volleyball friends live on a normal day-shift work/school schedule.

*Sigh*

Oh well... I'll figure it out. Later days.
 
 
Current Mood: fullobese...
Current Music: questions existing - rihanna
 
 
 
09 February 2009 @ 07:29 pm
"But why should you be interested in me?"
"Good question. I can't explain it myself right this second. But maybe-just maybe-if we start getting together and talking, after a while something like Francis Lai's soundtrack music will start playing in the background, and a whole slew of concrete reasons why I'm interested in you will line up out of nowhere. With luck, it might even snow for us."

- After Dark by Haruki Murakami
 
 
Current Mood: lonelylonely
Current Music: crush - david archuleta
 
 
05 January 2009 @ 03:14 am
1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Hmmm. Watch Chris Brown and Rihanna's concert.

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
All save for 1, which is to open a savings account haha

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Hmmm, yeah. A few UP friends here and there.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Sadly, yes...

5. What countries did you visit?
None.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A new adventure :)

7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
June 8, 2008 >> First promotion :)

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finally bouncing back to life..

9. What was your biggest failure?
None so far...

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
None

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Crocs! haha

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine. Of course. :p

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mine as well.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Starbucks + Yosi + Cab fare + Food

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Christmas :)

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
No Air - Jordin Sparks feat Chris Brown

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
Happier :)

ii. thinner or fatter?
Definitely thinner :)

iii. richer or poorer?
Richer, I was unemployed this time last year

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Sports, save money, blog, listen to music..

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Overspend, smoke, being mean

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Spent Christmas '08 at work and then home alone. Sad noh?

21. What was your favorite month of 2008?
June onwards :)

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Nope.

23. How many one-night stands?
:p

24. What was your favorite TV program?
This year, American Idol and Jeopardy

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Nope.

26. What was the best book you read?
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami and Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
None much..

28. What did you want and get?
A promotion :)

29. What did you want and not get?
A savings account... a new phone

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Wala

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Went to Bubba Gump with ciggies :)

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A love life :)

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Business casual and/or sporty

34. What kept you sane?
My friends

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Wala

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Wala rin

37. Who did you miss?
Cris, Migo and Beia, Missy, Coach Jouel...

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Kim :)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Strike while the iron is hot.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"All I want is the wind in my hair
To face the fear, but not feel scared"
 
 
09 November 2008 @ 12:33 pm
Every person has his or her own standards. If you don't agree to what my standards are, please don't tell me to change it, especially if your standards are way lower than mine.

I'm not here to say that I'm better than anyone else. I'm just saying that mine are different from yours. If yours doesn't work for me, then leave me be. I'm not going to change just because you don't measure up. I guess that's the reason why you're against high standards. It is because you can't seem to meet anyone's standards. I could understand why you're so bitter about it. In that sense, I pity you.
 
 
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
 
 
27 October 2008 @ 07:37 am
Instructions: Think back to your first semester in college. Let's see how much you remember and how much you regret.


What section were you?
Block D2

Who were your seatmates?
Math 17 - Kristel
Philo 1 - Nica
Eng 10 - Melai biyahera and Mela _yvaine
Soc Sci 2 - I forget, I was barely in class
Nat Sci 1 - I forget, I was barely in class also

Still remember your English teacher?
yes
Eng 10 - Prof. Flores

What was your first class?

PE 2 Volleyball 7am TF
Math 17 8:30am MTThF

Best friends?
Hmm... can't say...

How was your class schedule?
It was all good.. I have breaks in between almost each class...

Made any enemies?
With my personality, how can I not have enemies?

Who was your favorite teacher/s?
Math 17 Prof. George Ongkeko Jr... Haha! I (used to) love Math...

Sport?
Volleyball (training team na, PE pa.)

Back then, do you always buy your lunch?
Yeah... so many places to eat in

Were you a party animal?
I guess

Were you well known in your school?
I'm friendly... could happen

Did you get suspended/expelled?
Suspended? No.. Do we have this in UP?
Expelled? Not on my first year.

Can you sing the alma mater?
Nope.

What was your favorite subject?
Math 17, PE 2 Volleyball

What was your school's full name?
University of the Philippines

Where did you go most often during breaks?
Katipunan, PHAn, PUGAD tambayan, AS steps

What color of pen do you always use?
Black

Recited often?
When I was in class

Ever cheated?
I don't remember cheating... First sem was too easy

Do you bring your own paper and pen?
Yeah

Are you in the top ten of your class/es?
I dunno... In Math and PE probably.. Haha!

Favorite things to do in class?
Smoke! (Yes, naabutan ko pa yung pwede magyosi sa loob ng classroom)

Classmates you didn't like?
Uh.. I forget their names hahaha!

Subjects with highest grade?
PE duh

Lowest?
Nat Sci 1 (pumapasok lang pag may exam)

Ever had a crush? Who?
Duh! wag na.. dami e

What's your theme song for him/her?
Ah well..

Which of your classes was he/she in?
not in the same class << ditto

Fave events in 1st sem?
vball games! << pwede na rin

What are your favorite classrooms?
Philo 1, I can smoke in the classroom

Do you sleep in class?
Math 17 - sa harap pa, huli

Ever thought of burning your school?
nope

Ever messed with a prof?
In my first sem? Nope

What do you miss most in your 1st sem?
I dunno

If you could go back in time and do it all over, would you?
I probably would

Favorite PE?
In college? Tenpin Bowling!

Where do you spot the hot girls in your school?
Don't know, don't care.

Ever gone on a field trip?
nope

Org?
First sem: UP Men's Vball Training Team
Not in my first sem.. UP JMA, UP PUGAD Sayk

Dorm, boarding house or your home?
Home

If you had your way, what was your dream course/major?
Hmmm... BA Psych? can't really say..

First ever person you knew?
Toni Reyes

First play you ever watched?
Oh shoot! I forget...

Ever been recruited by a frat or sorority?
Haha yeah! lonsi and apo

Is it fun in your school?
Of course

Ever gone rallying?
Too cut class, of course

Did you ever dream of having latin honors for your first sem?
Hell no

If you weren't studying in your present school now, where would you go?
Ateneo for sure

What do you remember most about 1st sem?
Varsity training... I miss
 
 
22 October 2008 @ 02:27 pm
Oh no... Dio, not again... :(