Tuesday, May 29, 2007

here come the rain

and the flooded streets of makati is proof that the season has started.

i have a terrible headache and i'm stuck in the office for fear of getting stuck even longer in traffic.

i don't mind though.

heck, after the worst summer of all, i welcome the rain.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

American Idol : 6 - Finale

while this season's finale wasn't as strong as the ones before, Jordin's take on the final song showed everyone why she deserved to win.

This Is My Now, written by Scott Krippayne & Jeff Peabody which bested 19 other original songs, paved the way to Jordin's idol victory.

it was perfect. Jordin gave the kind of vibe Taylor did on the first few lines of Do I Make You Proud.

same goosebumps, same message.

different song, different person.

and what do u know? my fearless forecast came true.


personal faves on the top 20 songs:
This Is My Now, One Night, You Never Gave Up on Me, If You Ask Me To, All The Love Your Heart Can Hold

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

i'm in love!

first time i laid eyes on him, i was in awe.

i knew we will make plenty of good memories together.

best of all, i know he won't leave me, not til i say so!

i want him! i gotta have him!

fairy godmother please, pretty please!

Canon EOS 400D

Canon EOS 400D

isn't he adorable?

Monday, May 21, 2007

Caylabne Bay Resort

yet another fun weekend on the beach.

this year's annual team building was held at Caylabne Bay Resort. a good 2-3hrs drive from manila (if you don't get lost that is!), the resort, located just a few minutes away from Puerto Azul, is a wonderful spot for huge company outings.

they have a vast array of water and land activities, including a paintball course.

fire trees lined the road towards the resort

hula hot hawaiian party was held just near the shore

everyone had a blast. it was a weekend of fun, free of stress and it's all about the booz!
beer....lots and lots of ice cold beer!

and of course, what's a party without lechon! yummeee!
the day activities were capped by a hawaiian dinner/dance party held on the beach, complete with leis and bonfire.

oh and by the way, i was voted hula hot momma for the night. beat that! hahahhaa!

Friday, May 18, 2007

American Idol : 6 - Melinda Goes Home

surprised? YES.

sad? NO!!!

while it's true that she has the best voice among the three, i have to say i was never a fan of Melinda and seeing her go this week kinda brought a smile on my face.

listening to her is one thing. watching her is another.

and i stand by what i said on my fearless forecast that adorable Jordin will be this year's idol.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

For Mama

the most wonderfully beautiful woman i have ever met

whose love shows no bound

who continues to inspire me every day. and makes me believe in the promise of a better tomorrow

you are more than my mother, you are my friend.

you have made inang proud, you have raised us well and for that i will forever be thankful.

you have stuck it out through the good and the bad and though i know there were times when you wanted to scream in utter frustration, you never did.

you are what moms are supposed to be. gentle and kind yet strong and driven. loving and patient yet able to stand up for herself.

i love you mama, happy mother's day.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

American Chopper

American Chopper The Series

yet another sleepless night for me but i didn't mind. i was, after all, watching one of my fave shows. American Chopper, for those who have yet to hear of the show, is about a garage turned bike shop called OCC (Orange County Choppers) which is regarded as one of the world’s premier builders of custom motorcycles and are known for their theme bikes.

i first learned of the show last year through my brother and i got hooked eversince. not because of the bikes that they make but because of the way they make them. plus the fact that the cast are totally hilarious. well, at least most of the time.

the cast includes founder Paul Sr. , his sons Paul Jr. and Mickey and Paul Jr.'s friend, my new eye candy, Vinnie.

he ain't buffed. he ain't clean cut. he's chubby. he's chunky. he's my new eye candy!

show airs on the Discovery Channel. you may wanna check your local cable stations for the airtimes.


a couple of my friends and i were havin drinks at cable car last night. they won a basketball game and wanted to have a short night cap.

we went out for a few mins to smoke (since we can't inside) when a fairly decent guy approached us and started blabbering about how his atm got stuck and he can't get cash. that he knows it's embarrassing to ask strangers for gas money but he just needed to go pick his wife up who apparently was in a taping for Sis .

so, after all the blah, i told him how much we can spare. that if it's just gas money he needed, it was ok. gave him a couple of hundreds and said we know shit happens. he wanted to get our number so he could pay us back but we said it was no biggie. after all, it was just gas money.

off he left in his pretty nice car. we went inside. if he was lying, then so be it. karma's a bitch. either way, it was an act of goodwill on our part.

then came one of the waiters. asked us if we knew who that guy was. told him we didn't. apparently, he is the hubby of an actress, a very popular actress. and that he is often seen around the area selling stuff just for a couple of hundred bucks.

oh well, like i said, either way, it was an act of goodwill on our part.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

sleep deprived

that's how i've been for the longest time! it's a good thing i'm one of those who never develops eyebags but that's the only upside to it.

no matter how early i go to bed, i ALWAYS end up tossing and turning til i finally doze off, which, is usually around 4 or 5 in the morning.

now, if i had a night job, that would be such a wonderful thing but no! i have a regular 9 to 5 job which means i have to be up before 7 or risk being late! what does that leave me? a good 3hrs of sleep at most! and i'm talkin 5-6 days a week!i'm actually surprised that i (bite my tongue) haven't had a meltdown.

according to the National Sleep Foundation people my age should sleep at least 7 hrs.

7 hours? i didn't even make it halfway! i'm contemplating on taking melatonin since i read it helps but i am too freakin scared of possible side effects.

i'm not depressed. i'm not overworked. i go to the gym. i don't take caffeine after 6. i'm a chronic insomniac! deng it!

one sheep...two sheep...three sheep....

Thursday, May 03, 2007

weekend on the beach

An almost perfect weekend at La Luz Resort in Laiya, Batangas.
Considering the events of the week before, i say, we all had fun.

the sand

the cabana

the beach

the sunset

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