Monday, May 31, 2004

Monday Music Mambo
1. Song By The First Band You Liked
"Gold" by Spandau Ballet

2. The Song That Makes You Think Of Your Best Friend
"Donna" by Los Lobos from La Bamba soundtrack

3. A Song By The First Band You Saw In Concert
"Bed of Roses". Bon Jovi was the first band I saw in concert. They performed at Sentosa in Singapore. I remember it rained earlier that day so on the night itself it was so humid and muddy. It was if I remember correctly Rock Music Night. I was standing near the huge speakers so my heart was pounding like I drank 12 expressos. But I had a grand time.

4. A Song That Reminds You Of College/School
"Just Got Lucky" from the Bagets Soundtrack. I never saw that movie. They just bombarded us with that song on the radio incessantly.

5. A Song That Makes You Think Of A Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Love) Past Or Present.
"If you're not the one" by Daniel Bedingfield. I sent him a gift on Valentine's Day which I ordered online. Together with a card with a paragraph from the song.
`Cause I miss you, body and soul so strong
that it takes my breath away
And I breathe you into my heart
and pray for the strength to stand today
`Cause I love you, whether it's wrong or right
And though I can't be with you tonight
And know my heart is by your side
Then a few weeks after, I ended the relationship over reasons I still can't comprehend to this day. 3 months later!

Monday Madness
1. What was the name of the last movie you watched (dvd, vhs, theatre, or tv)?
"The Day After Tomorrow" - Rockwell Cinema
2. What were you doing on the internet before coming here?
Looking for an e-greeting card to send.
3. What color of pen do you usually write with?
4. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
Yesterday I ordered pancit Malabon from Corrie's Kitchen for dinner
5. When is your birthday? (month and day)
October 19
6. How organized is your computer desk?
Right now, it's messy
7. How many calendars do you have in your house?
2 - one on my computer desk, the other on the wall of my sister's office area
8. Do you clip coupons and use them when doing your grocery shopping? No
9. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Night owl
10. Did you enjoy your weekend?
Yes I ate till I burst to celebrate my everdearest Mommy's birthday
It's 2 a.m
I'm still stuffed as a turkey on thanksgiving day. It seems I did nothing but pig out and sit on my big butt all day. Well come to think of it, I do that EVERYDAY. My excuse - my mother's birthday so gimme a break. No wonder when I tried my old jeans today it was way too tight. I even joked that since we tried a new laundry shop, they shrank my jeans! But who was I kidding?
My age and my waistline are both in their thirties. But I stopped growing vertically when I reached 18. My only consolation is that I don't look my age and it gives me more excuses to go shopping. It's interesting to note that we bought mom a birthday cake at Sugar House and it was I who ended up eating most of it. She blew the candles, took 3 bites then told me to store it in the ref. But after washing all the dishes, clearing up the kitchen, I sat down to watch the ETC channel and gobbled up the cake like it was my last meal.
Oh well. I live to eat or is it I eat to live?

"Where would you be?"
I remember seeing the trailer to "The Day after Tomorrow" and when they asked the above question, I whispered Bangkok! But as fate would have it, I was in Cinema 6 of Power Plant, Rockwell. The thing with disaster movies is it makes me want to pee while watching them. It happened when I watched "The Perfect Storm". This one aside from filling up my UTI prone bladder, it also made me shiver. I try to view a movie without expecting the usual ending in my mind. But it is all so predictable already for me. The hero walking halfway across the US to reach his son, a premise, the U.S president making a victorious speech on T.V after the disaster and the boy loves girl but is too shy to tell his true feelings. At least Jake Gyllenhaal poured more emotions into his character even though who would believe he is supposed to be only 17 years old in this movie. His acting in "Moonlight Mile" reminded me of Jim Caviezel in "The Thin Red Line". You know, the dreamy spaced out character type. Global warming, the new ICE age and sappy father son reunion aside, I enjoyed it. Unlike the other doomsday flicks, "Armaggedon" and "Independence Day", this phenomenon might really happen some day. Isn't that scary?

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Unconscious Mutterings
Account Balance::Numbers
License::To Kill

Sunday Brunch
Rise and Shine!
1. What time do you normally wake up?
No fixed time
2. Do you wake with or without an alarm clock?
I use the alarm clock only if I have an early appointment otherwise I don't use one
3. Name the one thing you must have immediately to start your day.
My eyeglasses which is on my bedside table so I can see
4. How long after you wake up do you turn on your computer?
Immediately. I switch it on the minute I get off bed on my way to the bathroom.
5. Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Do you eat breakfast every day?
No breakfast for me, thanks

The First Four
What are the first four things you think of when I say: High School
1. St John's Academy
2. Green Uniform
3. Awkward Phase
4. Prom
Birthday Greetings
In honor of my mother who celebrates her birthday today, I'm posting this email.
Today we will:
  • Hear Mass
  • Treat her for lunch at Dencio's, Rockwell
  • Watch a movie [The Day after Tomorrow]
  • We still haven't decided where to have dinner

    Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed." She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry. She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse. Mom then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails. Dad called out, "I thought you were going to bed." "I'm on my way," she said. She put some water into the dog's dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and TV's, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals. About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. "I'm going to bed." And he did...without another thought. Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer...?

    'CAUSE WE ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL..... and we can't die sooner, we still have things to do!!!!
    Send this to extraordinary women in your lives.
    Then: GO TO BED!

    Saturday, May 29, 2004

    My name is

    Name / Username:

    Name Acronym Generator

    I got this from their blogs.
    Aside from the 'ambitious' & 'hardworking', it's a pretty accurate way to describe me.

    Friday, May 28, 2004

    Friday Forum
    In the Summertime
    1] What do you think [or hope] the summer of 2004 will be like?
    The same as always ... hot hot hot!
    2] Are you planning any summer vacations, weekend getaways,
    parties, picnics, outings, etc.?
    Yeah baby, I'm off to Bangkok & Singapore in July.
    3] What has been the best summer of your life thus far?
    I would have to say March 2001 when my sister and I went on our European sojourn. Italy, Belgium, Austria, Germany to revisit the countries of our childhood.
    4] What is your area's summertime weather usually like?
    It is hot and humid but nowadays we are in the start of the monsoon season so we will be expecting rain, typhoons and storms and floods.
    5] What are your favorite summertime foods/drinks?
    Ice cream; fruits like pineapple, mangoes, watermelon, singuelas and singkamas (local fruits); Buckets of mineral water.

    Friday Four
    1. Before going to bed, I must check my emails.
    2. Before going to work/school, I must take a shower.
    3. Before going out, I must wear my contact lenses.
    4. Before going on vacation/a trip, I must have 3 photocopies of all my important documents like passport, hotel bookings, plane tickets, visa etc.

    Friday's Feast
    Where do you plan to go on vacation this year, or where would you want to go?
    We are going to Bangkok and Singapore
    What color is your bedroom? If you could redecorate it, what would you change?
    It's off white. I would add a built in closet.
    Do you have a bumper sticker on your vehicle? If not, make one up!
    No I don't. "Ready or not, here I come"
    Main Course
    What's the worst pain you've ever been in?
    Tooth ache
    Who is your favorite celebrity? What do they do that inspires you?
    Princess Diana. She didn't mind connecting with people who had AIDS or some contagious disease. Being very down to earth despite her royal status.
    Daily Dirt - How You Doin'?
    1. How are you feeling right now?
    hungry and sleepy
    2. What made you feel like that?
    I haven't had lunch and as usual insomnia
    3. What could improve your mood right now?
    Eat something
    4. What do you do when you're feeling really down?
    cry then SMS Donna and/or Iyad
    5. Who's someone you can depend on to make you feel better?
    Donna and Iyad

    Thursday, May 27, 2004

    Yes so ...
  • Fantasia won American Idol. Well that was to be expected right? Although I wanted Diana to win. Fantasia, I believe deserved it. Her voice has more range, she really emotes and feels the songs and she gives a good performance on stage. I just wish she doesn't shriek too much.

  • Now that American Idol and Survivor: All Stars have ended, I'm left with no reality shows to watch. I'm eagerly waiting for this year's run of Amazing Race to begin on July 6.

  • We have received the hotel confirmation for our stay in Singapore in July. But we still have to find decent yet affordable accommodation in Bangkok. That's the only thing that I'm really excited about nowadays. Our vacation! It's my first time to visit Bangkok. Although we lived in Singapore for 3 years, it is always interesting to go there and see its progress.

  • I read about Better Herbs.
    They have this product, Better Sleep which:
    1. Can be used to eliminate fatigue symptoms, insomnia, dizziness, tinnitus, and lethargy.
    2. Strengthens weak lumbar and knees.
    3. Improves mental alertness and poor memory.
    4. Improves immunological system, and restores strength after surgery or severe medical conditions (delivery, operation, chemotherapy etc.)
    5. Stabilizes abnormal menstruation, menopausal syndrome, and prevents prostate enlargement.
    I'm hoping it would be beneficial for my health. I'm not a pill popping person but I really need to swallow this bitter pill. Pun intended.

  • My computer has been restored to its default settings. The 'problem' has been fixed by none other than yours truly. I'm proud of myself because I'm not really a technical junkie. My solution to things breaking down is to buy a new one. LOL

  • I've also installed most of my softwares except for MIRC. As far back as I can remember, I've always had Mirc. Now I'm not inclined to download it at all. I haven't chatted in ages. This dry spell started sometime in Jan. 2004 after this particular incident. I opened my MSN messenger after being invisible most of the time. This person who I considered a friend messaged me. The usual "hi how have you been? Where have you been hiding?" conversation ensues. Then he asks me "WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU DAPH? YOU USED TO BE FUN. NOW YOU ARE JUST SO DULL AND UTTERLY BORING"!" SO having been said that to my face, I promptly disconnected, uninstalled MSN and don't regret it at all. I guess I need to expound more on this topic, maybe on another post one of these days.
  • Theater Thursday Week 2 - Trilogies
    Trilogies have been popular in the movies for years. This week we look at questions based on some famous cinematic triumvarites:
    1) The Back to the Future Trilogy sent Marty McFly 30 years into the future, 30 years into the past (twice!) and 100 years into the past. Which of these time periods would you like to visit in your 1.21 gigawatt-powered DeLorean, and why?
    30 years into the future would be interesting to visit. It would give me an idea of what to avoid or change if my life isn't as I expected it to turn out in 30 years time. Oh geez I would be in my 60s by then. Yikes!

    2) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was, of course, based on a famous trio of novels by JRR Tolkien. What sci-fi/fantasy/genre novels or series would you like to see turned into a Peter-Jackson-directed/George-Lucas-written/Steven-Speilberg-produced trilogy?
    I'm not too keen on sci-fi/fantasy/genre novels or series.

    3) Next summer, there will be two complete Star Wars trilogies in the history books. What's your strangest or most interesting Star Wars experience?
    My only Star Wars experience is be amused/entertained while watching them. Sci-fi movies are not my cup of tea. But I still watch them though. Maybe just borrow them not on the big screen.

    Bonus) While the Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones movies are currently only trilogies, plans are in the works for a fourth movie in both series. What trilogy might've been better served with a fourth movie? Which trilogy would've been better if they had left it at only one movie?
    I would like to see a 4th Godfather movie. But that would be far fetched since they are based on novels by Mario Puzo. Since he has passed away I doubt it can be done. Jurassic Park would have been best with only one movie. There is only so much you can do with dinosaurs wreaking havoc on scientists and the general populace in general.

    And remember, as the Terminator said in the first part of his famous trilogy, "I'll be back."

    The Thursday Threesome
    From the "Summer Plans" Department:::Learning to Ride::
    Onesome: Learning-- Hey, what would you like to learn how to do this Summer? Learn to ride a motorcycle (like Sarah)? Learn PHP? Learn how to chill out and vegetate properly?
    Learn to be more patient. Oh you meant a hobby? Nothing really.

    Twosome: to-- Too? Two? Okay, two things you are positively not going to learn how to do! Ever!
    Learn how to drive and learn from my past mistakes.

    Threesome: Ride-- Speaking of motorcycles: Do you ride? Did you ever ride? ...or do you just enjoy them? ...or maybe, "No way!"?
    I once rode at the back of one and it wasn't pleasant. It messed up my hair and I felt like my contact lenses were going to pop out of my eyes. So thanks for the ride but NO WAY I'm doing that again.

    Wednesday, May 26, 2004

    Wednesday Mind Hump
    Woo Hoo! It's Wednesday! Time to get our hump on! Today is also National Blueberry Cheesecake day. As a warm up, using the letters B-L-U-E-B-E-R-R-Y reveal some interesting facts about you.
    Blue is my favorite color
    Emails forwarded jokes, stories etc
    Bloated right now
    Enjoys answering memes
    Really loves chocolate ice cream
    Youthful Looking

    Alrightee Then! Now that we're warmed up - let's hump, shall we?
    This week a "getting to know you hump" with an insane twist. Ready? Set! HUMP!
    01. You are battery operated - what are you? What size batteries do you require and how many?
    A massager that vibrates to soothe tired muscles. 2 AA batteries.
    02. Ohmigosh! You're on the cover of the National Inquirer (or other trash magazine)! What is the headline? Give us an except for the inside story?
    "Daughter of Asian diplomat caught shoplifting at Harrod's!" Ms. D was caught on the security cameras putting a priced item inside her backpack. When questioned by the authorities, she claimed diplomatic immunity to protect her rights.
    03. If you could be ANY sex symbol (living or dead) who would it be and why? What question do you think you'd most get asked?
    Julia Roberts. Do you consider yourself a sex symbol?
    04. You are lighter than air, you float. C'mon, introduce youself - what are you?
    The aroma of lavender scented candles which lingers in the room.
    05. Your blog just won an award for being the best. What is it for? You've also also been given an "award" for being the worst. What is it for.
    Best - award for a cute layout. (Courtesy of Blogskins!) The worst - the most boring blog because it contains mostly memes.
    Extra credit hump: In honor of National Blueberry Cheesecake Day, what's the most creative use for a blueberry you can conjure up?
    Blueberry hot oil hair treatment. It sounds like a product, one can find at the Body Shop. LOL.
    Daily Dirt - Work It Out...
    1. Do you work out at all?
    Me working out is like asking a whale to go beach himself.
    2. Do you go to the gym or work out at home?
    Does cleaning the house qualify as working out at home?
    3. How many times per week do you exercise?
    I don't bother.
    4. Do you work out alone or with a partner?
    I can think of better things to do with a partner and working out is definitely not on the list.
    5. What kind of music do you listen to when you work out (if any)?
    "Let's get physical" oops wrong kind of work out.

    Wednesday Whatevers
    1. Should somebody be your enemy if they are your parents' enemy? Why?
    Yes, they are worthless pieces of scum.
    2. Why do you answer memes?
    They are fun to answer, some of them really give my brain some activity and let's face it no one wants to read about my boring existence.
    3. Do you use net slang or type correctly?
    I used to when I was still chatting but I rather type correctly even when I send SMS.

    Tuesday, May 25, 2004

    Chick Chat - Hot Fun in the Summer!
    1. Lemonade or Iced Tea?: Lemonade
    2. Ice Cream or Fro-Yo?: Ice Cream
    3. Bikini or Tank Suit?: Tank Suit
    4. Tan or Burn?: Burn
    5. Flip Flops or Sandals?: Sandals

    Tuesday is Chooseday
    Would you rather:
    1. your best friend overhear you telling somebody else a deep secret about them OR your child overhear you venting your frustrations about your significant other?
    My best friend hearing me tell a secret because I don't want my child to end up disliking his/her father.
    2. learn an obscure language only spoken by 15 other people on the planet OR be able to guess somebody's exact birthdate, just by looking at them?
    Learn an obscure language it's like a secret code quite exciting.
    3. have eyebrows that grow in VERY bushy, daily, no matter how you try to prune them OR make a sound like a tuba whenever you blow your nose?
    Make a tuba sound whenever I sneeze and blow my nose. I don't want to look funny.
    4. have a job that makes $200,000 a year, but you only get to see your family once a week for 3 hours OR make just enough to survive from check-to-check, but be able to see your family whenever you want?
    Without a doubt, be able to see my family even if I barely make enough at least we are together.
    TV Tuesday
    1. What's your favorite sitcom? Will and Grace
    2. Is there a sitcom you really don't like?
    Everybody loves Raymond (but NOT me)
    3. Which sitcom did you used to like, but now it just seems too hokey? Frasier
    ~Bonus~ If your life was a sitcom, what would the title be?
    Sleepless Fool - the misadventures of an insomniac.
    Thanks for playing, and be kind to Insane Faery, your new TV Tuesday guru. I've enjoyed playing along with you, and wish you many more seasons of fun! ~ Isabella
    And remember the immortal words of Homer Simpson: "The answers to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle. They're on TV."

    Tuesday Twosome - End of May:
    1. Name two things you will miss this summer:
    Wearing hats and eating ice cream
    2. Name two things that you won't miss this summer:
    The heat and the beach
    3. Vacation: "Planning on one" or "Don't have the time and/or money to take one":
    Planning on one in July! WOOOHOO
    4. Warmer weather: "Finally" or "Crap! I want cooler weather":
    I want cooler weather I melt like ice cream!
    5. Memorial Day (USA): "A much needed day off" or "I have to work": N/A

    Daily Dirt - Friends...
    1. Who among your friends is the sweetest? Carr
    2. The smartest? Pinky
    3. The best in sports and games? Gary
    4. The one who you confide all your secrets to? Donna
    5. The one you can always rely on? Iyad

    Tuesday Iffers
    If you had a theme song, what song would you pick? Bette Midler's In My Life
    There are places I remember
    all my life, though some have changed.
    Some forever, not for better.
    And some have gone, and some remain.
    All these places have their moments
    with lovers and friends I still can't recall.
    Some are dead and some are living.
    In my life I love them all.

    Monday, May 24, 2004

    Monday Madness
    This week it's all about blogs! On to the questions...
    1. I started blogging about 6 months ago.
    2. I try to post a new entry in my blog every single days.
    3. I read about other people's blogs on a regular basis.
    4. I change my layout about thrice a year.
    5. I used to chat, and now I blog instead.
    6. I spend more time blogging than doing my job.
    7. I tend to blog (and visit blogs) most in the wee hours of the morning.
    8. The thing I enjoy most about blogging is expressing my thoughts.
  • I watched "Veronica Guerin" at Greenbelt. The movie is based on the true story of the Irish reporter who was killed for exposing the drug menace in Ireland during the early 90s. Cate Blanchett is one of my favorite actresses. I loved her role in "Bandits". As usual her acting shines through in this film. It is interesting how one woman's tragic death can make a difference.
  • I had lunch at 'Chili's'. First time for me to eat there here in Manila. It is one of my fav restos in the world. So much so that when I went to Dubai, last year for a week, I had all my meals there with different set of people. LOL
  • I had a pleasant SMS conversation with Iyad last night. He always cheers me up. My only wish is that he pulls through his 'crisis'.
  • My mother's birthday is coming up this weekend. For the life of me, I have no idea what to get her. My sister kept asking me for suggestions. But everytime I mentioned a gift, she opposed! Duh! Then why ask me in the first place. Grrr!
  • I reformat my computer. I still have to tinker and fine tune it but I'm really tired today. I hope the 'problem' is fixed now!
  • Sunday, May 23, 2004

    Unconscious Mutterings
    Finale:: Last
    Martial arts:: Kung Fu Fighting
    Flirt:: Playful
    Energy:: Power
    Flavor:: Chocolate
    Guess?:: Jeans
    Accomplishment:: Achievement
    Prom:: High School
    Diploma:: Course
    Bloody:: Hell
    Freaking VIrus!!!
    There is something wrong with my computer.
    I believe it has been affected by a virus.
    It freezes. It hangs then reboots on its own.
    F**K! I hate when this happens. It ruins my mood.
    I feel like pulling all the hair off my head.
    I can't sleep. It frustrates me.
    I hate to impose on my sister by using her laptop.
    But I check my emails, every 30 minutes.
    In case it gets over the quota. No,I'm not popular!
    No one send me personal emails anymore.
    I use it for work.
    I hope to get it fixed before I go bald.
    I hope it stops raining soon.
    The idea of carrying a CPU and an umbrella at the same time ain't fun.
    They are also converting the parking lot into a warehouse. So now we park at the back of the freaking building. It really sucks big time.

    Saturday, May 22, 2004

    All about Me
    I got this from her and his blog.
    [ Full Name ]: Daphne Laura P. Q
    [ Nicknames ]: Daph, Lau
    [ Born in ]: Manila, Philippines
    [ Resides in ]: Manila
    [ Good student? ]: Yes I was a nerd
    [ Eyes ]: Black
    [ Hair ]: Black

    Last time you..
    [ Had a nightmare]: Long time ago
    [ Ate at McDonald's ]: 2 weeks ago, take-out
    [ Brushed your hair ]: 20 minutes ago
    [ Washed your hair ]: This evening
    [ Checked your e-mail ]: Doing it now
    [ Cried ]: Easter Sunday when my father had a mild stroke. I cried that whole week.
    [ Called someone ]: Yesterday
    [ Smiled ]: Earlier while watching the Spanish royalty wedding
    [ Laughed ]: While having dinner
    [ Talked to an ex ]: About 2 weeks ago

    Do you..
    [ Smoke? ]: No
    [ Do drugs? ]: No
    [ Have sex? ]: It has been a while
    [ Sleep with stuffed animals? ]: No
    [ Have a dream that keeps coming back? ]: No
    [ Play an instrument? ]: No
    [ Believe there is life on other planets? ]:I hope not
    [ Remember your first love? ]: Yes
    [ Read the newspaper? ]: Yes
    [ Have any straight friends? ]: Ahh they are all straight as far as I know
    [ Consider love a mistake? ]: No
    [ Like the taste of alcohol? ]: It depends
    [ Believe in God? ]: Yes
    [ Pray? ]: Sometimes
    [ Go to church? ]: Sometimes
    [ Have any pets ]: No
    [ Talk to strangers who instant message you]: It has been ages since I chatted with anyone, strangers or friends!
    [ Wear hats? ]: Yes
    [ Have any piercings? ]: Yes, both ears
    [ Have any tattoos? ]: No just a birthmark
    [ Hate yourself? ]: Sometimes
    [ Have an obsession? ]: None
    [ Have a secret crush? ]: No
    [ Collect anything? ]: Magnets of places I've visited
    [ Like your handwriting? ]: No
    [ Have any bad habits? ]: Sleep late if ever at all
    [ Care about looks? ]: No
    [ Friends and other people? ]: What's the Q?
    [ Believe in witches? ]: No
    [ Believe in Satan? ]: In evil maybe but not Satan
    [ Believe in ghosts? ]: Yes

    [ Dress ]: Just a long tee with underwear
    [ Mood ]: Frustrated
    [ Make-up ]: Lip balm
    [ Music ]: The rhythm of the pouring rain
    [ Taste ]: Water
    [ Hair ]: Tied up on my head with a clip
    [ Annoyance ]: My computer is acting crazy!!!
    [ Smell ]: Scented candles
    [ Thought ]: WTF is wrong with my PC
    [ Book ]: Time Magazine
    [ Fingernail Color ]: None
    [ Refreshment ]: Mineral water
    [ Worry ]: Why hasn't Iyad SMS me?

    Thursday, May 20, 2004

    Royal Wedding Alert

    Spain's Wedding of the Century
    Theater Thursday - Animation.
    Shrek 2 opens this weekend in theaters, hoping to be an even bigger hit than the prequel. From Antz, to Mulan, to The Lion King, to Heavy Metal, even Anime; There are hundreds of animated movies.
    1. What is your favorite animated movie?
    Finding Nemo
    2. Which animated movie is your least favorite?
    Anything that has sci-fi themes like Titan A.E
    3. Who is your favorite animated movie character?
    Belle in Beauty and the Beast
    We miss you in Toontown.
    The Thursday Threesome
    ::Beginnings, Middles and Ends::
    Onesome- Beginnings: Are there any television shows out there that you've watched regularly from the very beginning? Or for those of you not into TV, any book authors that you've read from the very beginning?
    The Practice, NYPD Blue, Third Watch, CSI, 6 feet Under
    Twosome- Middles: What about shows that you came into in the middle of the season but immediately grabbed your attention and turned you into a die-hard fan? Again, for non-TV fans, have you ever begun reading a series of books in the middle and then just had to read everything else in the series?
    Alias, Confessions of a Married Man, Sex and the City.
    Threesome- And Ends: Recently, a number of big name shows have ended, Friends, Fraiser, The Drew Carey Show, and the cult hit, Angel. Did you watch any of the big finales? Have you ever been really sad to see a show go? Ok, readers, here's one for you. Have you ever read the end of a book first? Why? ;)
    Nope I didn't watch any of them. Shows come and go eventually they do have to end. So I just watch the ones still around.

    Wednesday, May 19, 2004

    Wednesday Mind Hump
    Let's warm up with a new exercise. Think of a cliche, a favorite saying, a sampling of your favorite lyrics or a snippet from your favorite poem or movie. For instance, "... the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth." Now, hump it up! Here's how the example would translate, " ... the hump, the whole hump and nothing but the hump." The possibilities are endless ... have fun with it! Ready? Hump it up!
    There's no bizness like hump bizness!!!
    Okay, now that we're all warmed up let's move on to a little Mind Humping fun with "I say ___, you think ___." In response to the following list of words enter the first words, phrase, idea or thought that comes into your ever humpin' mind. Ready? Put on your humping caps.
    01. lipstick: Avon
    02. dust: *sneezes* atchoo!
    03. scissors: Snip snip
    04. balls: of fire!
    05. sponge: absorbs
    06. bottom: last
    07. doodle: drawings
    08. bottle: red wine
    09. cheese: Parmesan
    10. queen: Latifah!
    TRIGGER::::: I love the smell of... napalm in the morning. Ooops just kidding!!! I love the smell of lavender scented candles in my room, freshly laundered clothes and my mom's cooking.

    Wednesday Whatevers
    1. Would you want an arranged marriage or choose your own? Why?
    I will choose my own. But it's not like I have a wide variety to choose from. So at this point, I believe marriage isn't for me.
    2. What would you sacrifice for someone else?
    I would sacrifice being with someone because I know he deserves someone better than me.
    3. Do you think God has a gender? If so, what is it?
    Hmm good question! I don't think God has a gender!

    Tuesday, May 18, 2004

    Tuesday Twosome
    1. Cell phones: "Annoying" or "convenient": Very convenient
    2. Last two people that called you:I don't really get many phone calls so I guess it would be the telemarking people from Citibank and Value Vision
    3. Last two people you called: The laundry shop to check if my clothes were ready for pick up
    4. Caller ID: "Wonderful" or "too much information":I couldn't care less about this service.
    5. Call Waiting: "I hate missing a call" or "Stop interrupting me": Same as number 4

    Tuesday is ChooseDay
    Would you rather:
    1. while visiting new york city, fall from the 4th floor of a building OR get hit by a bicycle messenger?
    Ouch I guess a bicycle messenger won't inflict too much damage
    2. kiss somebody with severe chapped lips OR eat lunch next to somebody picking a scab on their arm?
    I would first hand him a chapstick, wait for a few minutes then kiss him.
    3. live next door to a registered sex offender OR a recently released murderer?
    A registered sex offender, I would bolt all my doors and lock my windows, then move out once I find a suitable place.
    4. always talk like your nose is stuffed up OR talk with a lisp?
    Stuffy nose even if I can barely breathe at least you understand what I'm saying.

    Chick Chat - It's Personal!!!
    1. Deoderant: Scented or Un-Scented?: UnScented
    2. Underwire or Soft-Cup?: Underwire
    3. Thong or Panty?: It depends on what I'm wearing
    4. Hair Gel or Mousse?: Neither
    5. Shave or Wax?: Shave
    TV Tuesday
    Love them or hate them, TV theme songs stick with us for years! On that musical note:
    1. What is your favorite TV theme song?
    Ally McBeal. I love Vonda Shepard's voice.
    2. Which song drives you crazy enough to hit mute on the remote?
    Drew Carey Show
    3. Which song are your proud to say you remember (most of) the lyrics to???
    Golden Girls Theme Song.
    ~Bonus~ Put the lyrics on your page (from memory), and I'll list you next week in the TV Tuesday Theme Song Hall of Fame. Don't forget to leave a comment so I'll know you posted!
    Thank you for being a friend.
    Traveled down the road and back again
    Your heart is true you're a pal & a confidant.
    And if you threw a party,
    invited everyone you knew!
    You would see the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say
    Thank you for being a friend.
    "Why kill you now, Prince of Troy, with no one here to see you fall?"
    I've been sitting here reading reviews about "TROY". I watched it yesterday at Rockwell.
    It wasn't as spectacular as I was expecting it to be. Sure, there were grand battle scenes, a nicely choreographed sword fight between Archilles and Hector. But it seems some of the characters in the movie didn't have any depth. Diane Kruger as Helen, the face that launched a thousand ships isn't ravishing. Brad Pitt's naked body was a pleasant sight but I can't say the same thing for his acting. Please don't remind me of how lame Orlando Bloom was! I actually couldn't stop laughing! Every time, the music came on, my sister and I would go "Ok Black Hawk Down theme". I loved the beautiful costumes though. Varying shades of blue kaftans and their beaded accessories. Very chic. The movie was good enough to endure 2 1/2 hours in a freezing cold theater. If only to feast my eyes on Eric Bana. *Drools*

    Monday, May 17, 2004

    The truth of the matter is ...
    Never go to a mall that has a 3 day sale and expect to come home empty handed. Stick to your resolution: I am saving NOT spending and you end up making excuses. Such as I haven't really bought anything for myself in ages. Or hey the tag said 2 for P199. Excuses ... Excuses ... Excuses.
    One stop caught our attention. But the items had a no fitting policy, so my sister was hesitant to buy a particular top she fancied.
    Attendant: Is she wearing a loose blouse?
    Me: Yes
    Attendant: Is she as 'solid' as you?
    Me: I suppose we do have the same 'solid' build.
    Attendant: Then no problem it would fit her.

    I found that comment funny. 'Solid'. It sounds more hilarious in the vernacular. 'Siksik'. But for want of a good word to translate it into English, all I could think of was 'solid'.
    So, I told my sister in French. Something we always do when we don't want others to understand us. There are a lot of other shops here why buy something you can't try? She insists it would fit her. She proceeds to buy it. Guess what? It doesn't fit her. Heck, it doesn't fit me either! We always deceive ourselves into thinking, medium sized garments will fit us when the sad awful truth is ... L is the letter we need to focus on.

    Sunday, May 16, 2004

    Unconscious Mutterings
    Playoffs - Sports
    Morris - Philip
    Break up - Relationship
    Eggs - Breakfast
    Parker - Stevenson
    Hardy Boys - Mystery
    Deluxe - Expensive
    Protection - Gear
    Girl Scout - Green Uniform
    Salsa - Nachos

    Saturday, May 15, 2004

    Our house in the middle of the street
    Earlier today, we went to check up on palmie. My parents' house up in the hills. Yes, we give nicknames to our possessions. LOL Ever since, my father had his mild stroke, my parents have been living with me. I rather he stay close to the city, just in case of a medical emergency. The thing with palmie is that it borders on the extremes. When it is hot, it's like a sauna bath. You would think that the sun specifically chose our rooftop to shine upon! During cooler climates, notice I said cooler since we don't have winter in this country, the house gets an icy chill. Thus, we also call palmie, 'the alps' but that has more to do with the fact that it is on a steep hill rather than the But anyways, barely 10 minutes in palmie, I had already sweated half my body weight. I kept telling my parents. Come on, please hurry and get whatever stuff you need. But they took their own sweat, sweet time. They insisted on staying for the week. That they can manage. That Dad was feeling much better. Etc. I refused. Sure palmie is home but palmie in this heat is a furnace. End of discussion.

    Friday, May 14, 2004

    Funny thing
    In this country, if you lost in the elections it's because you were cheated. No one wins fair and square! Certain people cannot accept the truth so they threaten to stage another Edsa people power revolt. Is this how we choose our leaders now? Through Edsa? Then why the heck did we bother voting in the first place?
    If only certain candidates had just backed off from the presidential race and unified their forces with GMA. They could have beaten FPJ hands down! But I guess that's democracy for you.
    Daily Dirt - Let's get shopping!
    1. What is your favourite shopping item?
    2. How much money you spent buying something nice for you per month?
    I don't really buy things for myself on a monthly basis.
    3. Do you buy usually with cash, bankcard or credit card?
    Cash but credit card for expensive items.
    4. Who is your favourite shopping partner?
    My sister.
    5. Where you usually shop?
    Glorieta, Megamall

    The Friday Four - Mommy
    1. Were you a good little boy/girl and call your mom on Mother's day?
    I took her out for lunch.
    2. Did you go so far as to actually get her a gift? If not, on a scale of 1-10, how guilty did your mom make you feel?
    A pair of colorful socks and my mother would NEVER make me feel guilty about anything.
    3. What's the funniest thing your mom does?
    When she mistakes a person for someone else yet insists she is right.
    4. What's the one thing your mom can get away with with you that no one else can?
    Eat food that is not good for her health. Very stubborn so I give up.

    Thursday, May 13, 2004

    3x Thursday: Recent Memories
    1. What was the last movie you saw (doesn't have to be in a theater)? Did you like it? Would you recommend it?
    Secret Window - I only borrowed it because Johnny Depp was in it. Totally lousy plot!
    2. What was the last piece of clothing you bought? Was it for work or for pleasure?
    Denim skirt for pleasure
    3. What was the last piece of music you got (bought, gift, or donated to you(mp3s, burned copy, etc))? Did you like it? Would you recommend it? Why/Why not?
    Christmas carols CD it was a gift for my mother. December 2003. I would recommend it only for the Yuletide season. LOL
    Bonus Question for Comments: What was the last nice thing you got for yourself? Was it for an occasion, or just cause?
    The denim skirt simply because I've been craving for it for a long time and I finally found one that fits me just fine.

    Thursday Thattle: Work
    What do you do for a living?
    Freelance web designer - glorified term for unemployed bum
    What time do you get up?
    No fixed time
    What time do you start?
    If and only when I feel like it
    How long do you get for lunch?
    Sometimes I forget to eat lunch entirely
    What time do you get off of work?
    I work from home
    What do your parents do for a living?
    They are both retired now but my father was a diplomat and my mother was a homemaker.

    Thursday Threesome: Fax Cover Sheets
    Onesome: Fax-- Do you have access to or use a fax machine at home? Just curious...
    As a matter of fact, yes I have one at home
    Twosome: Cover-- Hey, summer's coming! What type of cover up do you use when you're out in the sun? SPF4000? Sun clothes? A hat? "What sun; I live in a cave?"
    An umbrella plus I don't really stay out that much. I'm not a beachbum
    Threesome: Sheets-- 120 count or 180? (Okay guys, you're exempt , but you could ask someone who knows!) No idea what this Q means

    Daily Dirt: Speak up!
    1. Do you speak any other languages than the one you speak everyday?
    French, English
    2. Would you like to speak another language?
    Sure. Italian
    3. Have you ever tried to learn how to speak another language?
    Yes, Arabic
    4. If so how did that turn out?
    I only know a few words. Not really conversational
    5. Have you ever tried to speak another language without knowing what you were saying?
    Yes, Bahasa Indonesia/Malay

    Wednesday, May 12, 2004

    Wednesday Mind Hump
    First, a warm up. in celebration of the 1812 birthday of Edward Lear, the man who popularized the limerick, reveal seven things about yourself using the letters N-A-U-G-H-T-Y. One word a hundred words, it doesn't matter - just hump it, baby!
    Honest (brutally)
    True Friend
    Young at Heart

    01. You are a character from a children fairy tale or nursery rhyme. Who are you and why?
    Thumbelina LOL because I'm petite.
    02. You are a magic potion. What is your main ingredient(s) and what are you used for?
    Cilantro, lemongrass, shrimps - ooops wait those are the ingredients for Tom Yam Soup! Magic potion hmmm I would mix up lavender, perfume, soap & water to make people invisible. Yet you can smell their presence!
    03. Tell us your favorite joke. It can be naughty but clean up the language, puhleeze.
    A young girl was going on a date. Her grandmother said: "Sit here and let me tell you about those young boys.
    He is going to try and kiss you, you are going to like that, but don't let him do that. He is going to try and feel your breast, you are going to like that but don't let him do that.
    But most important, he is going to try and get on top of you to have his way with you. You are going to like that, but don't let him do that. It will disgrace the family."
    With that bit of advice, the granddaughter went on her date.
    The next day she told grandma that her date went just like she had predicted: "Grandma, I didn't let him disgrace the family. When he tried, I just turned over, got on top of him, and disgraced His family..." Granny fainted!

    04. Imagine you're in the Old West. What town character would you be and what would your colorful nickname be? Example: School Marm - Old Widow Maples
    the librarian - Hazel Bookie
    05. You are a mythological diety/god. What are you the god of? What offering(s) would worshippers lay at your feet? If one displeased you how would you smite them?
    I would be the goddess of beauty. Only gorgeous people can approach me and offer me massages, beauty products. If I see an ugly person, he/she will be banished to the top of mount olympus and subjected to painful cosmetic surgery to be more appealing!
    Daily Dirt - Superstitions/Beliefs
    1. Do you consider yourself superstitous?
    A bit.
    2. Have you ever experienced a supernatural event?
    I don't think so.
    3. Have you ever stayed at a house you believe to be 'haunted'? If not, would you?
    Never and I rather not I'll freak out!
    4. Do you have any superstitous habits (eg. throwing a pinch of salt over your shoulder before eating)?
    Do not sing while eating; Do not clear the table unless everyone has finished eating - the single ladies will not marry; do not cut your fingernails in the evenings. Etc
    5. Do you have any good luck charms?
    My rosary.

    TRIGGER::::: I discovered....this new TV channel, ETC. Entertainment Central which broadcasts several of my favorite shows. Pure delight for me, the ultimate couch potato.

    Wednesday Whatevers
    1. What is the most annoying thing about school?
    Classmates who use you to do good in school. Parasites!
    2. How much control do you need over your life?
    I control everything that happens in my life.
    3. Would you rather have a perfect, or interesting life? Why?
    An interesting life because it leaves room for improvement. It can never be perfect because I am never satisfied and will constantly look for challenges.

    Tuesday, May 11, 2004

    TV Tuesday Reunited and it feels so good!
    1. What show would you like to see brought back for an hour or two episode, to see how the characters are doing now? (This should be a show that it might be possible to do a reunion on.)
    St Elsewhere
    2. Pick a show that could not realistically be brought back for a reunion, because some or all of the cast members are gone. What if they could have done a reunion before it was too late? Name the show you'd most like to see.
    Little House on the Prairie. Only one I could think of!
    3. Which reunion show have you watched and thought "Wow, they should have left that one alone!"
    Only reunion shows I've seen are Survivor. It's fun to see how fat they become after starving for 39 days.
    ~Bonus~ Which do you prefer- a "reunion" episode of the series, or a "cast reunion" where the actors sit around and talk about the making of the show?
    Cast reunion where they spill out the juicy details about the show.

    Tuesday Twosome: Music
    1. The last two songs you heard:
    Insensitive [Jann Arden]; True [Spandau Ballet]
    2. The last two CDs you bought:
    Westlife [2000]; Christmas Carols [2003]
    3. Two songs you hate at the moment:
    She Bangs [Willliam Hung]; Milkshake [Kelis]
    4. Two songs you are loving at the moment:
    Weekend in New England [Barry Manilow];
    The way you look at me [Christian Bautista]

    5. Two singers you would like to meet (dead or alive): Jon Bon Jovi & Enrique Iglesias

    Tuesday is ChooseDay
    Would you rather:
    1. one day at a job you like, have your boss catch you masturbating OR sending out resumes to other employers?
    Be at a job I like, I will say I was itchy LOL
    2. be seen on a date with a beautiful woman that was actually a man OR be seen on a date with a really ugly skank that smelled bad?
    Be seen with a man who was actually a woman because I wouldn't know he was a she.
    3. be on a totally nude beach all day long (with no chance of escape) without any kind of sunscreen or shade OR use the nastiest construction-site port-o-potty (out of severe need) that is lacking toilet paper?
    I'll use the potty without the toilet paper, I can improvise and use my panties. the first one to know the world is ending OR be the last one to know the world is ending?
    Be the first one to know so I can warn all my friends & relatives

    Monday, May 10, 2004

    2004 Elections
    I have cast my vote.
    Whole family at voting precinct - 7:30 AM sharp.
    Warm humid day. No crowds, yet.
    We parked right in front of the school.
    My hats off to the teachers, Comelec employees and the poll watchers. They have an arduous task!
    May they be blessed with patience & smiles.
    They deserve to be applauded for their efforts.
    As for my vote.
    GMA & Kabayan for the top posts.
    12 Senators. NO actors nor celebrities. Puhleez!
    1 Congressman, 1 Mayor & 1 Vice Mayor.
    1 Party List - Abanse! Pinay.
    6 Councilors from the 2nd district.
    Signed & thumb marked my ballot.
    Indelible Ink on right index finger.
    Done in about 20 minutes.
    Steam bath session but painless exercise.
    Now the waiting game begins.
    Monday Madness
    1. If you had a farm, what would you name the following animals: Pig, Cow, Goose, Chicken and Horse (assume these are show animals and not food.)
    Pig - Porkie
    Cow - Milka
    Goose - Feathers
    Chicken - Chuckie
    Horse - Mercury
    2. What are the top ten spices you use in cooking and what is cooked with them as the main spice (ie. Oregano: Spaghetti)
    1. Paprika: Pork Chops
    2. Pepper: Chicken
    3. Curry: Chicken/Lamb
    4. Cayenne Pepper: Pork Chops
    5. Bay leaf: Beef Stew
    That's it - I don't cook much. I just fry! :P
    3. Name your favorite flower and describe yourself using the letters.

    Sunday, May 09, 2004

    Mother's Day
    Nothing special really.
    Since it falls on a Sunday.
    It's our usual Mass & Lunch out day.
    If it fell on an ordinary day.
    We wouldn't have celebrated it at all.
    Birthdays are the big events with this family.
    But we did give her a gift.
    A pair of really colorful socks.
    SMS of the day
    Me: Happy Mother's Day!
    Donna: Hi Sis! Tks for the msg, I didn't know it was mother's day lol that's what happens when I live in a muslim country - they don't celebrate anything LOL
    A bloody draw
    As I was writing this blog.
    My sister and father are downstairs.
    Watching Pacquiao vs. Marquez boxing match.
    Well, the replay with TONS of commercials.
    I'm not a big fan of the sport.
    I'm squirmish and I don't get it at all.
    Punching each other senselessly.
    Anyways, so it ended with a draw.
    Supposedly a somewhat controversial decision.
    For me, at least he didn't lose the match.
    And he retains his title.
    He still did the country proud.
    Win or lose. Or in this case - a draw.
    Unconscious Mutterings
    Vagina:: Monologues
    Racism:: Bigotry
    Mother's Day:: Greetings
    Fire alarm:: Danger
    Elvis:: Presley
    Pregnant:: 9 months
    Vacation:: Leisure
    Waffles:: Belgian
    Perpendicular:: Road
    Hospital:: Emergency

    Daily Dirt - Let's Drink to that!
    1. Do you prefer beer or whiskey?
    2. Do you think prefer whiskey plain or on the rocks?
    Never had whiskey
    3. How do you like Cocktails?
    I don't like them
    4. How many types of beer have you tried?
    Amstel, Carlsberg, Tiger, San Mig Lite, Foster Ice, Heineken, Corona Light. I also try the local beer whenever I travel abroad.
    5. What's your favorite Drink?
    Gin & Tonic and Strawberry Margaritas

    Saturday, May 08, 2004

    I got this from Otto's.
    I am: still single.
    I think: it is too darn hot.
    I know: I don't look my age.
    I want: a new cellphone.
    I have: to do my laundry.
    I wish: I was taller.
    I hate: sweating.
    I miss: Iyad.
    I fear: losing my parents.
    I feel: detached.
    I hear: the aircon buzzing.
    I smell: scented candles.
    I crave: for a strawberry margarita.
    I search: for work projects.
    I wonder: who will win in the elections.
    I pretend: to be strong.
    I regret: nothing.
    I love: my family.
    I long: to travel.
    I care: way too much.
    I always: take my vitamins.
    I am not: a regular church goer.
    I believe: everything happens for a reason.
    I promise: to be less sarcastic & cynical.
    I dance: rigidly.
    I sing: in the shower.
    I cry: easily.
    I am not always: productive.
    I fight: to keep my hair as it is. No straightening.
    I write: in my blog to keep me sane.
    I try: to sleep early.
    I never: say never.
    I confuse: myself when I assume things.
    I listen: to mp3s on my computer.
    I can usually be found: online or watching TV.
    I hide: my secrets.
    I am scared: of cockroaches.
    I need: to worry less.
    I expect: nothing in return for my actions.
    I should: be getting some sleep.
    I still: believe in true love.
    I already: had chicken pox, I think!

    Friday, May 07, 2004

    And then there were four
    On Survivor: All Stars:
  • Rob - One lucky bastard who wins a car, gets the girl and just might win a million bucks!

  • Amber - Her nice girl next door image has captured Boston Rob's attention, playing along with his conniving nature. And she also get her own car, geeez!

  • Jenna - I'm gunning for her now. Even though she irritates me. I rather she get the title of Sole Survivor, it looks like she needs the money.

  • Rupert - I never liked this guy. He likes to portray himself as the underdog. The one who gets picked on all the time. Yeah well, grow up this isn't high school anymore.

  • It should be an interesting final tribal council with most of the jurors believing Rob screwed them big time. I hope sparks will fly all over.
    On American Idol
  • Fantasia Barrino - she shrieks and gives all the songs a gospel feel to them. But she does have a strong stage presence and can get the audience in on her performance.

  • Jasmine Trias - I believe she is still too young and needs more experience voice wise, as well as in life in general. I should be nationalistic and support her but I don't. LOL

  • Diana DeGarmo - I like her voice, it has timber but just like Jasmine she is still too young to get away with singing 'mature' songs.

  • La Toya London - I believe she will win this contest. She has class, her voice range is suitable for any songs and she carries herself well. Confidence exuding in all her performances.

  • I'm a bit saddened by the fact that George Huff was eliminated. But he didn't really have what it takes to be an American Idol. Even if his voice is good, its limits him to perform just certain type of songs.
    New viewing fare for the ME, a couch potato!!!
    Yes, there is a new channel on Home Cable.
    ETC or the Entertainment Channel.
    It features some of the shows I've been missing for so long. (since Sept. 2001).
    Talk Shows - Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, SNL.
    News - NBC's Nightly News, Dateline NBC and Today with Matt Lauer & Katie Couric.
    Yes Pinky, I will finally be able to watch "The Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."
    It is still on a test broadcast so I need to take note of their programs' schedules. But I am happy. Yes I know I'm shallow. LOL

    Thursday, May 06, 2004

    Is She The One?
    Will Filipinos vote for their brainy but aloof President -- or anoint a popular movie star who offers nothing less than salvation?

    by Anthony Spaeth, Manila.

    I finally got my voters I.D. last Tuesday. As expected, there was a glitch. My sister's I.D. wasn't available yet. Quite strange, since we all registered together. I asked when and where I will be able to get hers. They told me CHECK after the elections. That she can still vote, she just needs to bring the registration form. You think I will be foolish enough to return there after the elections with no available parking space, waiting in the heat, sweating? All that for what? A pathetic piece of paper which seems like the printer ran out of ink! I had this notion, the new voter's I.D would be like a credit card complete with picture. Boy! Was I disappointed and in for a rude shock. Talk about dampening our spirits, we were all excited to vote because the last time we exercised our right to suffrage was 1986.
    Oh well as they say ... Only in the Philippines!
    Meme Time
    Thursday Threesome
    Onesome: Something old- Do you have anything that you've owned simply forever? A cherished childhood toy, an antique handed down through the family...
    My jewelry box which I bought at a garage sale when I was 12.
    Twosome: Something new- Buy anything new lately?
    Pirated DVDs LOL - "Secret Window" and "21 Grams"
    Threesome: Something borrowed- Ever borrowed anything and never returned it?
    Never but I do SHARE clothes with my sister.
    Bonus: Something blue- See anything blue from where you are? What is it?
    My bed has blue pillows and cover. My lampshade is aqua blue.

    Daily Dirt Fear Factor II...
    1. What was one of your childhood fears?
    Fear of mascots/clowns.
    2. Do you still have that fear?
    A bit not as intense as before.
    3. Did you think any of your childhood fears were silly?
    I was a kid I didn't know better.
    4. What's the silliest fear/phobia you've ever heard of?
    Arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
    5. Currently, do you have any fears? If so, what are they?
    Fear of losing my parents. It terrifies me.

    Wednesday, May 05, 2004

    Daily Dirt - Words don't come easy...
    1. What is your favorite letter of the alphabet?
    2. What is your favorite word?
    3. Name a word that you associate with yourself!
    4. Make up your own word!
    5. Give an explanation to the just made-up word!
    The state of being super duper cool
    Wednesday Mind Hump
    First, a warm up. In celebration of our fresh and "Spring"y layout, using the letters B-O-I-N-G reveal five things about yourself.
    Outrageously Erratic
    01. If your blog were scratch and sniff, what would it smell like?
    02. Which horror movie monster are you most like and why?
    Dracula - staying up all night and shrinking when the sun comes up. But I don't drink blood.
    03. If you were being sold in a Walmart, which department would you be in and what exactly would you be? Would you be on sale?
    Home Department. I would be a scented candle. Lavender scent. I will be on sale but once you light me ... the smell is priceless.
    04. Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. Which element would you be. What form of that element would you be and why?
    Water. Hot water during winter. Cold refreshing shower in summer. Drinking water so people don't dehydrate.
    05. What sitcom character (past or present) do you think you are most like and why?
    Daphne from Frasier. I'm affectionately caring and I do pick up after everybody. I wish I had her lovely accent.
    TRIGGER::::: I could manage..... to keep my eyes open. Yet another sleepless day. It must be the effect of the lunar eclipse, last night. Or rather early this morning at about 3 a.m. I'm frustrated, I wasn't able to see it from the window of my condo unit. Let's see how long I will last today without SLEEP!
    Wednesday Whatevers
    1. What is the biggest problem in today's society?
    We cannot trust anyone anymore.
    2. How does algebra relate to daily life?
    It doesn't relate at all.
    3. What do you use the computer for most?

    Tuesday, May 04, 2004

    Tuesday Twosome Reading
    1. Do you prefer: Fiction or non-fiction?
    2. Do you prefer: Magazines or books?
    3. Do you prefer: Biography or autobiography?
    4. Name your two favorite books:
    Chicken Soup for the Soul & A Cup of Comfort for Women
    5. Name two books you haven't read, but plan to:
    The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.
    The 5 people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom.
    TV Tuesday
    The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world ...
    1. Who is/was your favorite TV mom?
    Anne Metcalf-Kahn "HomeFront"
    2. Was she a realistic mother, or more of a TV fantasy type?
    She accurately portrayed the role. As a widow raising 2 grown sons & a daughter during the post WWII era. A period when it was tough to be a woman.
    3. Which TV mom did you find the most unrealistic? Or if you'd rather: creepy - sappy - mean - you choose the adjective, and you name the mom.
    Irritating - Doris Roberts in "Everybody Loves Raymond"
    ~Bonus~ No disrespect to your dear old mum, but which TV mom did you think it might be neat to have as your own?
    Marion Cunningham - "Happy Days"
    Thanks for playing! Happy Mother's Day, and always remember the loving words of TV mom Roseanne Conner: "If those kids are alive by the time he comes home at the end of the day, then hey, I've done my job!"

    Monday, May 03, 2004

    Monday Madness
    1. Do you collect anything?
    Magnets from cities I've visited.
    2. How many items do you have in your collection?
    About 35 55 pieces all on my refrigerator.
    3. What is the most unusual piece in your collection?
    The magnet I bought from Pisa, it has the tower protruding out.
    and one more for good measure...
    4. Is there anything you don't collect that you would like to collect?
    Phone cards.

    Sunday, May 02, 2004

    Unconscious Mutterings
    1. Sexy:: Lingerie
    2. Clique:: Friends
    3. Pledge:: Vow
    4. Carbs:: Food
    5. Dream Job:: Interior Designer
    6. Sweeps:: Broom
    7. Soundtrack:: Songs
    8. Hero:: Sandwich
    9. Shave:: Razor
    10. Christina:: Onassis
    Another royal wedding

    Mary Donaldson & Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
    Mary & Frederik

    Princess-to-be's fairytale entrances Australia

    Saturday, May 01, 2004

    Merry Month of May
  • May 9 is Mother's Day!
  • May 10, this country will elect its leaders. I know my vote won't make any difference. But it will still be cast.

  • I haven't watched any movies lately because nothing worth watching. I'm waiting for "Troy" which will premiere on May 13.

  • I did watch "Secret Window" last night. It was a fairly ok pirated VCD copy. The moment I saw it was based on a Stephen King book, I froze. I don't like horror movies. But it was a thriller with Johnny Depp was in it so I endured the lousy plot.

  • May 19 is my friend Pinky's birthday.

  • May 30, my dearest mom will be the same age as my dad. But only for a few months.

  • I don't like to think about the fact that we were supposed to go to Bangkok & Singapore to celebrate mom's birthday. But naturally we can't make it. Dad isn't strong enough to travel.

  • Now we can't complain about this freaking balmy weather. It is expected during this time of the year. I'll just complain about my electricity bill.

  • New season of NYPD Blue, Six Feet Under & The Practice.

  • I downloaded this lovely song by Christian Bautista. I have no idea who he is. I just heard it on the radio.

  • No one ever saw me like you do
    All the things that I could add up to
    I never knew just what a smile was worth
    But your eyes say everything
    without a single word
    Coz there's something in the way you look at me
    It's as if my heart knows you're the missing piece
    You make me believe that
    there's nothing in this world I can't be
    I never know what you see
    But there's something in the way you look at me