Monday, December 17, 2007

Engaged

Mac has popped the question. He proposed just the way I wanted, very simple and private. Last Friday I was so tired from the presentation of our plans and programs in Pampanga. I got home at around 9pm without even having had dinner yet. When I opened the door to the house, there was a trail of rose petals and candles leading up to my room. And when I opened my room, Mac was there smiling like crazy and he gave me the ring and now we're engaged. =)



The trail of rose petals


And I'm surprised


It's my ring!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Vertical Horizon Concert

I am not really a fan. But since we are sponsors and I have free tickets, I still went. I only knew about three songs. Mac was funny cause he was wondering why he knew the songs and after a while he realized he had an album of Vertical HOrizon way way before. Front acts were Rivermaya (with the new vocalist,) which we didn't hear because we went to meet and greet Vertical Horizon, and Jaime Kennedy with his stand up comedy (he wasn't really that wholesome).


Jaime Kennedy doing his thing


Vertical Horizon

The next day Mac and I had breakfast at Tiendesitas and there was a dog show. The toy dogs are so cute!!! Specially this one:

Friday, December 07, 2007

Some more NU Rock Awards Pix


Mac, Me, Miles and Paula




ChicoSci Frontman



The Kitty Girls


Mark, Me and Dalla

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Places I've been.


My Lakbayan grade is C+!

How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!

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I took a test in Lakbayan where they plot all the places you've been in the Philippines. I got a C+!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

NU Rock Awards

Went to the NU107 Rock Awards last Nov. 30. Good thing the curfew was lifted or else we would all be staying in the World Trade Center till 5am.

Bamboo swept the awards, I think they got 5 awards.


It's the Red Horse Beer truck!


The Rock Awards crowd...they don't look like rakistas... =)


Me and Mac


Me and Mcoy

Monday, November 19, 2007

Muziklaban Woohoo

It's over. And Gayuma was proclaimed the champions for this year. Will post crowd pictures once I have it but for now, here's my pic with Jay and Chito (at last). I love it!!!





And Mac just had to have a picture with Spiderman!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Robbery

I just got held at gunpoint at my own house, at my own room, while I was sleeping on my bed.

Last night, I went home late because of the Muziklaban press launch. I got home at around 12pm. I watched TV and played PSP, I placed my PSP above the headrest of my bed, my digicam was also there. At around 2pm, I was going to sleep. The thing with me is that I cannot sleep if I don't hear music so what I always do is put my cellphone near my ear and play a track so I can fall asleep.

At around 4am, I woke up because a light passed through my eyes. I looked to my left and saw a man standing there. At first I thought it was just my dad waking me up but the man spoke and said "Cellphone mo lang ang gusto ko". Apparently he already had my psp and digicam but he couldn't reach my phone coz it was on my other side and he'd have to touch me to be able to reach me. When he spoke I immediately shouted. Then I noticed he had a gun trained on me and he said "Wag kang sisigaw, babarilin kita". I don't know what went through my head or I just wasn't able to process the situation because I still shouted. He ran from my room and out the house coz I won't stop shouting.

I woke up my Dad and we called the police and that's the only time that I was able to go back in my room and saw that he had taken my wallet and my wireless-landline phone (he's actually really stupid coz he left the cradle of the phone in my room, he only took the unit which he would not be able to use). In his haste, he wasn't able to grab my digicam and psp which were already in front of him. I think when I woke up he was already going to put my cam and psp in his bag.

After several hours did I just begin to realize how dangerous a situation I had been in. He could have shot me. So I was still really lucky that he didn't touch me. And he wasn't able to get my gadgets. He got my wallet which only has around 600.00 in it and he wouldn't be able to touch all my cards anyway since I have a pin number. It's just such a hassle that I have to apply for replacement cards and specially a new driver's license.

I've always felt safe inside my house because that's my house! He might come back so I'll be changing all the locks in my house and put up a lot of alarms. What is the world coming to?!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Snow

Mac and I just love going to amusement parks. It's a shame there are very few here in the Philippines.

When I was a kid, my family would go to Star City every year during the Christmas break. And one weekend, Mac and I decided to go back to Star City. I haven't been there for ages and I wanted to see what it looked like now. I love the snow world and sliding down the snow.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Umbrellas

We had our annual Oktoberfest lunch during the first week of October. But it suddenly rained really hard on our way back to the office, so we had Oktoberfest umbrellas brought to us. We just couldn't resist the photo op.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Baguio Again

I've been so stressed in the office lately because of all the major events that are happening that when I heard about the long weekend, I took the opportunity to go on a much needed vacation out of town. So Mac and I went on an impromptu Baguio trip. =)


On the bus


Walking in Burnham Park and trying to amuse ourselves. We decided we'd go to SM by just walking, it was such a long walk. when we got there, we found out that there was a shorter way. Well, at least we knew where to go next time.


We decided to see Tam-awan village since we haven't been there and I read in the web that it was a fun place to go. For art and history lovers, it would have been fun but we just didn't appreciate much of the art...hehe. we just took pictures so we can say that we have been to the village in the sky. =)


We went to Camp John Hay and walked and walked. I think it was the best part of the trip.






As always, we were like kids again....

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hidden Talent

I was forced to join the division's bowling team and it's a good thing since I discovered I had a talent in Bowling. =)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Choosing majors

I guess I made the right choice in choosing majors... Psychology is in my top 3rd compatible major. While Marketing is at 9th place. But comm got first. I should have went to La Salle then, since I passed Broadcasting Communications/Advertising Management as my course there when I took the La Salle CET.

But what does a major matter? I am not using half of what I learned in College here at work. I'm wondering when I can use all the philo and theo courses I took before. At least I am morally grounded because of all those classes. =)

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Piedra and Rock Candy

Went to the first leg of the CN Distinct Pleasure Bar Tour that was held at Piedra. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Upon arriving at the event, I was promptly interviewed by the SMC Newsbreak team and Studio 23's news central.

Laughing it out at Piedra.

Later in the evening....


We just had to eat before going home.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Something to Blog About

I visited my blog yesterday and noticed that I haven't updated in almost a month. I was thinking of something worth blogging about and I couldn't think of anything. Pathetic how uneventful my life has become. There is just nothing to look forward to in my life.

But don't get me wrong, my days aren't always the same. I get a lot of opportunities to attend different events, go on different print and TV shoots and stuff like that. It's just that those things do not make me happy, It might be other people's happiness, but I know it isn't mine. I guess I just feel that the days are moving too fast but I have not done half of the stuff that I want and need to do.

I want to spend more time with my friends - When we were in college, me and my friends would always go out of town every summer and sembreak. We'd also always see each other everyday. But now, it's so hard to find a common schedule that we rarely get to see each other.

I want to spend more time with Mac - Back when we both were just starting to work, we'd see each other almost everyday but now we are both so busy that we only get to be together during the weekends, and sometimes there are weekends that we don't even get to be together. Last Sunday, Mac and I were at church and we saw a family that we always see during mass. I told him "Ang laki na ng baby nila, diba parang sandali pa lang nun nakita natin siyang buntis pa lang?" and he said " Onga, hindi pa nga siya buntis nakikita na natin siya eh." Time just flew by so fast, we've been together for a while.

I want to spend more time with my family - I want all of us to go out again. All of us with our cousins just like before. Before we'd always have Sunday lunch together and Ate Cel and Ate Jeng became the Ates that I never had. But now, we don't even see each other anymore. They have their own families now. I also always make it a point to go home to the province every weekend because that's the time that I can see my mom. I know she won't be with us forever but I can't think about that right now. I just still depend on my parents too much.

I want to travel - I want to see so much of the world. I want to experience different cultures. I want to be able to bring my future kids to different parts of the world.

I want to start a family - I think I am ready. I know I am ready.






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Friday, June 22, 2007

Awesomeness

Pinoy Rock Gods - Reg Rubio of Greyhoundz, Marc Abaya of Kjwan, Basti Artadi of Wolfgang, Ely Buendia of Pupil (also Eraserheads), Karl Roy of Kapatid (also P.O.T) and the ultimate rock god Pepe Smith. With Me of course and James and E.Chan from the office.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Ilocos Trip

My Dad have been nagging us to go to Ilocos to meet the family of my brother's girlfriend. And last weekend we were finally able to go. The family went with Tita and Mac. The trip to Ilocos was a lot of firsts for Mac as he has never been there before.

The following are the highlights of our trip:

  • Passed by Vigan to eat lunch at a local cafe. Since we were already in the City, we took the opportunity to take pictures beside the antique houses and ride a calesa (It also is the first time Mac rode one). We also saw a big St. Bernard in the heritage village.

  • We also passed by "Baluarte" - Chavit Singson's house where he keeps a lot of his animals. There were tigers, monkeys, small horses, ostriches and butterflies.


  • We spent the nights in Gef's resort and they always had a lot of food for our meals. Her family was so nice and hospitable. They even gave us a lot pasalubong before we left Laoag.
  • Went up a hundred steps of a lighthouse in Laoag (can't remember the name).
  • Visited the famous windmills that the late president Marcos built. It was huge!
  • Hiked 2 kilometers to see Kaibigan Falls. The walk was tiring but worth it. On the way back, we rode a top down 1978 pick up truck so we won't have to walk and we were all so amazed at the sturdiness of the car.


  • On our last day, we went to visit the Marcoses old home. It was really big.

So that was it. There was still a lot of places we were not able to visit because of the lack of time so i'm sure we'd come back to Ilocos.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

Coffee and Cigarettes (Nice Sad Song with Great Lyrics)


I gave up coffee and cigarettes


I hate to say it hasn’t helped me yet


I thought my problems would just dissipate


And all my pain would be in yesterday





I poured my booze all down the kitchen drain


And watched my bad habits get flushed away


I thought that that would keep my head on straight


And all my pain would be in yesterday





But it’s true


I’m still blue


But I finally know what to do


I must quit, I must quit, you





I thought that if I didn’t go and play


The sadness would get bored and go away


I thought that if I didn’t go astray


That all my pain would be in yesterday





But it’s true


I’m still blue


But I finally know what to do


I must quit, I must quit, you





I sold my guitar and my piano


I thought that it was these that kept me low


I thought if only I could try and change


That all my pain would be in yesterday





But it’s true


I’m still blue


But I finally know what to do


I must quit, I must quit, you





I must quit, I must quit, you



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Monday, May 21, 2007

Summer Fling

The sand is soft to the feet. The beach is quiet now. There were just some small traces of the party that was held earlier. They knew that the time to part has come. They knew that what they have has to end.

He didn’t know what to say to her. He has decided that this is the perfect moment to let her go. He knew that heA has to make the decision for her. He knows her too well. He knows that their affair will not stop unless he leaves her. He knows that she doesn’t have the courage to leave her boyfriend. And he has made the decision for both of them.
He knows that he can never have her fully.
Never like before.

She doesn’t want it to end. She has a boyfriend waiting back home, she knows that what she is doing is not right. She knows that she might hurt a lot of people, but there is also one thing she knows for certain, She loves him. She loves him enough to want to leave her boyfriend of two years. She loves him enough to stand by him. And although it is very uncharacteristic of her, she has made a decision.
She has made the decision to love him fully.
Just like before.

He tells her that he has to leave her. He tells her that he does not love her anymore. He tells her that what they have together is a mistake. He tells her all of these because he believes that what he is doing is right. Although it hurts him so much to say those things, he knows that he is just a distraction for her.
He will not be selfish.
Not this time.


She cannot believe what she’s hearing. She doesn’t want to believe him. All the times they spent together that made her happy beyond belief cannot be a mistake. She wants to tell him of her decision. Maybe she could persuade him to change his mind. But she doesn’t want to push herself to
someone who doesn’t want her.
She doesn’t want to be selfish.
Not this time.


The sand is soft to the feet. The beach is quiet now. All
traces of the party earlier were gone. They part, going different directions. Both wanting to look back and yet not doing so. Both wishing they could be together and yet not having the courage to turn back. They knew that what they have has ended.

Summer Outing

Went to White Rock in Subic for our Summer Outing and Team Building. It was my first time in a beach for the year (how pathetic).


Pom, Tita Nora and Me hiding from the sun with our makeshift shade of Cali Inflatable.




Pool Pic! Julie and Pao doing the Japan Japan pose.

We just woke up (Tita Nora, Berna, Me, Miss Jelle, E.Chan, and Miles)

One more time, Japan Japan pose!