Happy New Year guys!
Do I really need to list down my resolutions for 2009? I don't think I will follow them anyway, but I think I'll copy down last year's list because they're still outstanding. hehe!
The 3 P's of 2009
1. Pera (money)
I will still aim to save at least Php 100k by December 2009.
2. Payat (thin)
I have gained 6lbs since the beginning of December! At my height of 5'2", I am overweight at 128lbs, so I need to lose 20lbs this year. Gooooooooooooodluck.
3. Pag-aaral (to learn)
Well this is one thing I think I've done ok with -- I learned to speak Spanish in 2008. But I've forgotten everything now, so time to go back to Instituto Cervantes! XD
This is just 3 items, but I'm sure there's a lot more to think about. It's just that these are the 3 most important ones.
Now sticking to these rules is a different story...
I was going down the elevator alone one night, when the door opened at some random floor. A guy was standing in front of and asked me:
Guy: Is this elevator working?
Me: (Holding the door open) Errr... yeah?
(Well, duh. I'm already in it, isn't it obvious?)
Guy: (Enters) I thought it was broken because there was a sign downstairs when I came up.
Me: Oh. (There was no sign when I came in a couple of minutes ago)
Guy: Are you Korean?
Me: No. (I never ever thought that I looked remotely Korean, but whatever.)
Guy: Are you Filipino then?
Me: Yes. (What is this, 20 Questions time? Faaaaak it.)
Guy: Bye, thanks!
Me: (muttering) Thank God.
That was the longest elevator ride, ever.
I don't really bother with my Friendster account very much, as I've gotten a little bored with it.
So after a few days' absence, I've checked my account today. Everything seems in order until I saw my profile.
Amidst all the Christmas greetings, my testimonials section was littered with these --
That website has F.I.S.H.Y. written all over it.
So guys, please don't click on this picture and spare us having to look at this poor excuse of a seductive photo on our profile page, will yah?
I've got 4 of these already, so it's fairly safe to say that I'm fed up.
We were hanging out with a few friends last night when I heard some very disconcerting news --
That ABS-CBN is planning to make a Filipino version of the Twilight series.
I am definitely NOT a fan of the Stephenie Meyer books and I doubt if I ever will be judging from their fanbase antics. They are so into Edward and the gang, shrieking their way to the cinemas only recently, that they have put me off reading the books completely.
And now, there will be a Pinoy version??? Give me a farking break.
It will apparently be topbilled by Rayver Cruz and Shaina Magdayao as the Romeo+Juliet of the undead world.
But wait, there's more!
There is an issue now making the chismis rounds that this news is a hoax! I am inclined to agree just because the poster above is quite badly Photoshopped. Pfttt.
The whole malarkey just keeps getting better and better, because one multiply site even posted a link to the ABS-CBN news site that claims the network posted an official statement that they are indeed making the film remakes. For some reason though, when you click that link you get an error saying "You are not authorised to access this page."
What the blurdy hell is going on here???
So is it a hoax or not? Who cares!
The whole Twilight obsession is bad enough and if the Pinoy version goes through then maybe I'll just make like a Kamikaze and commit suicide because the world will be ending due to bakya-ness.
living in the British countryside has taught me 1 thing -- growing old ain't fun. Being in the company of many pensioners made me realize that i don't want to reach the golden age of 80.
no one can convince me otherwise.
If i never marry (and that's highly possible), i'll have to live alone as a spinster til i die. if i do marry, my children would've left me before i'm 60 and my husband would've been dead (since men live shorter lives statistically, lucky devils). i could also be bedridden by the time i'm 80. my friend Vi used to work in a nursing home, and she said the residents always try to run around on a night when the moon is full (don't wanna be a loony granny!!!) Not a happy prospect, is it?
As i pass the age of 50, i would've developed a number of illnesses brought about by old age -- high blood pressure, heart trouble, arthritis, diabetes (darn chocolates!), obesity, etc. -- and would be at the mercy of my doctor's prescriptions every week. What if i'm too old to remember to take my medication? Who cares?! I'll die in a few years anyway.
I took the bus home one day as usual. This old lady (about 90yrs old), chatted me up & was looking for my friend Vi. I said she was working at a farmshop cafe nearby. Then she droned about some polish guy who stayed in that farmshop during WW2..she told me about this guy & "how he passed away, y'know" (her exact words). This polish guy must've made a big impact on her because she kept mentioning him every other minute.. oh by the way, she sprays while she talks. Poor thing.
That's another reason. I dread getting alzhimer's or just plain talking like a broken record. To lose the mind's sharpness is a scary thought.
Not to mention your body shrinking like a prune. You noticed old people who used to be 5'6 turn into 4'11 midgets? I don't mind wrinkles,actually. but shrinking like a grape into a raisin? Nuh-uh.
Trouble is i don't smoke, i'm not an alcoholic, and i sure as hell don't want to get diabetes so i'll be cutting down on sweeties. how do i shorten my life without it looking like suicide? Hmm..
I'm not fond of veggies.. Will refusing to eat them help?
Gadzooks, it's been a while hasn't it? I got really swamped up in the Christmas rush and there's loads of work in the office because we're understaffed that now I'm beginning to have panic attacks because I can't update my site.
So tragically busy.
I remember this one night I went out with the boys when we passed by our neighbour's door ....
Someone wants to be desperately forgiven for some heinous act.
Since our neighbour's a nice-looking lady in her early 30's, I hazard a guess that she had caught her man in a "loving embrace" with another woman. I don't think he would look this guilty otherwise.
And as my friends are great artists, they added a little something-something to the exhibit to make it a little bit more.... commercially appealing.
Ok, so the handwriting's bad. Hehe!
They added "to put it in my pooper" to the note that said "I need you!"
Oh I know it's rude, but they asked for it! You don't put personal stuff like that out in the open for the public to see!
If I were to see those notes on MY DOOR, I would've dumped that guy's sorry ass a million more times for humiliating me.
And to think those things had been up at least three days. Jeez. Looks like our neighbour had gone away for the weekend to forget the whole thing, then she sees that? It's a disgusting display of emasculation.
One tip to all you males out there ---
Do NOT grovel. It may only make things worse for you.
*I only hope that my neighbour doesn't read blogs. hehehe!
Before anything else...
Pose katulong muna! Bwehehehe!
When I found out that I had a VIP invite to the Sony Expo at the SMX Convention Centre that happened 6th December, I was ECSTATIC!
Having this badge stuck to my chest really made me feel like I'm in the big league. Hehehe
As I roamed around the expo, I realised that I was walking through techie heaven.
I've spent a considerable amount of time just drooling over the LCD television sets.
There was even a mini-cinema where you could go in and see how good the Sony home theatre system is. I. WANTS. EET.
The expo showcased the very best that Sony has to offer.
Informative demos were made...
And the Sony Expo staff were extremely helpful.
Everywhere I look, I was saying "I want that!" or "OMG,I like this one!" or "That is sooooo amazing!"
Just like the World's first Organic LED TV. It's so organic, I swear it's edible.
Or the World's Thinnest LCD TV.
This is how thin it is.
And oh, have I mentioned the cars?
Hot. HOT. HAWT!!!
I'm taking a liking to this pink one.
Drunks in the trunk, yo!
You know, I think I could get used to this.
The most amazing bit on this expo is the fact that Sony has proven so many times that they are one of the world leaders in technological advancements.
Take, for example, these 8 Sony World Breakthroughs ---
They are all so awesome, but my all-time dream would be to own the TG1 Handycam. It's tiny, slim and it's FULL HD -- it needs no convincing.
Of course, my favorite part of the Sony Expo 2008 was when I won "Commendable Post" for the My First Sony Experience blog contest, along with Dale and Ms Lena.
Got this nifty little Walkman --- lovetttt! Thanks to Sony & Nuffnang! Being appreciated makes me feel all tingly in the tummy (or maybe I'm just hungry? Can't tell, really. Hehe!)
Sad to say, my post wasn't as brilliant as Mr Mike Pamero's, but it's no contest. The best man won!
The program was hosted by the guys of Magic 89.9's Boys Night Out and KC Concepcion.
And for some reason, I became part of a game with other individuals from the media. We had to run around the hall and take photos of the Sony items on our list. There goes my lunch!
Even if we lost, there were more freebies for me so I'm not complainin!
Mind you, it was tough trying not to get drool on the gadgets I was salivating over.
And before going home I was actually wondering how I'll be able to afford them all. My credit card will just not be able to handle it!
Maybe I should be a recording artist!
Or, or, orrrrrrrrrr... I should be a film star!
And then maybe, just MAYBE, I could then start endorsing Sony with KC!!!
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree...
May Santa deck my Christmas tree with lots and lots of Sony!
If that ever happened, I'd share it all with everyone!
I get first dibs on the TG1 Handycam, though, just remember that. Hehe!
~ Some photos grabbed from achaisha and ada. Thanks girls!
When the petrol prices surged upwards a few months ago, all public transport groups claimed that they needed to increase fare prices to continue operating comfortably.
And because I take taxis most of the time, the additional Php 10 I have to pay on top of the meter price and the usual round off to the higher "0" amount*, that kind of stings.
So I'm deeeeelighted, that the authorities had taken this regulation back. So instead of paying Php 80 to get to work, I will now go back to paying just Php 70. Whew!
But I once took a taxi and saw this --
Wow. Don't you feel like you're sitting in an airline seat and about to reach out for that in-flight magazine??? I don't mind paying the extra Php 10 for this!
Trouble is, my ride just takes 10-15 minutes, so no chance. Imma gonna hold on to my moneh. Hehe.
*For example, I have to pay Php 100 for the Php 98 that is registered on the meter -- that's how to pay taxi drivers in the Phili for all you tourists. If you want to tip more, it's your call. Cheerio!
I know what you're thinking -- yes, I've got more Corregidor stuff to show. I haven't run out of photos yet!
As I absolutely insist that EVERYONE should think about seeing this very historical place, I'm going to show you every nook and cranny we have taken photos of until you're convinced (or maybe until y'all get fed up, whichever comes first).
Japanese Garden of Peace
This garden features a 10-foot high stone Buddha with a reflecting pool, a shinto Shrine, and other Japanese soldier memorial shrines and markers. It is also used as a praying area for Japanese war veterans and the families and relatives of Japanese soldiers who served or were killed in Corregidor during World War II. Also on display within the garden are anti-aircraft guns which are relics of the war. A small pavilion houses some Japanese memorabilia and World War II photographs. The construction of this garden was made possible through funds generated by a Japan-based private group.---
Big gun for a big guy. Heh.
Sorry, peeps. He can't help himself.
Nor can I, of course.
Wonder if they'll still work?
Back view. I just want to put this in, don't argue.
I don't know what to do with myself sometimes, so I try and stick my head in the gun.
There's a lotta little Japanese shrines -- these are only a few.
(click to enlarge)
I love this one, although it looks a little curvy.
This Buddha is massive!
Its location is also quite breathtaking.
Now, if only they've covered up them babies' bums it would've been excellent. hahaha