Sunday, November 30, 2014

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“I wish I could stop being in love with Sam. I really do.” - Charlie
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower



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Boycott Sbarro's Red Velvet cake!



I'm a fan of Sbarro and also Red Velvet cup/cakes. But Sbarro's Red Velvet is such a disappointment *smh*
The layer cake was dry and crumbly. I also didn't like the way it tasted. And the frosting -- oh the frosting, it tasted like plastic! I don't eat plastic haha, but that's how it registered in my brain.


Man was I looking forward for a yummy cake today. Tsk! Should've ordered the cheesecake instead, This is so depressing.




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Friday, November 14, 2014

Boyfriends Forever

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

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Last night I had a dream. I was in an amusement park with an old friend. I don't know why I was with him, I haven't seen him nor talked to him in awhile.
We were running towards the huge ferris wheel and found ourselves to be next in line.
As I rode what appears like a capsule seat, I held on the bar in front of me. The wheel started to turn and as I approach the top of the wheel, I can see that I'm far away from the ground. I looked down and saw below me that the wheel appeared as if it was built above the water; and all I can see is blue. People and tents appeared so small; I felt I've reached thousands of feet above the ground; like how your view would be looking out to your window when in an airplane.
I felt scared, but I didnt want for it to stop. Few more turns and then I got scared.

I dont remember what happened next; I may have awaken.
I've read that dreaming about a Ferris wheel means that you're dissatisfied with how things are going round and round in your life.
And Heights means - you fear that you're desiring for something that appears unreachable
Water - state of emotion. In my dream the water appeared somewhat calm, it had tiny waves like there's breeze blowing above it.

I think it sums up all the things I've been thinking about lately.
I'm kind of skeptical with dream interpretation, but for the website that I based it on, it was spot on - except for the friend part. I did not really see much of relevance. Oh well, dreams are just dreams.


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Saturday, November 08, 2014

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I am too sentimental and I don’t know why I describe myself that way coz there are also a lot of things that I forget. This rant will go online and aside from just reading it, in the future I will have something to either:
a)      be proud of
b)      embarrass myself with
c)       wonder what the hell is going on with my life at the age of 27
It’s a slow day today in the office. I’m grateful because most days are just brutal. So I’ll just do some random rambling that doesn’t really connect nor would be of relevance to society or anyone reading this.
I recently moved in LP. I have 2 housemates – who I barely see: Tata Dear and Knolan Dear. I think I heard footsteps earlier this morning, but I was too lazy to get out of bed to check or maybe I was just dreaming.
So,,, new place:
PROS:
SIGNAL! – I get to maximize my mobile plan and not have to go outside of the house for cell reception!
There’s a fridge – I can buy veggies and cook them at a later time. I can also store leftovers
There’s TV – not that I’m too thrilled to have TV, I can actually live without it, but it’s nice to have
Space! – It’s a two-story apartment, and the living area is quite spacious- I can work out here!
Other furniture – like sofa, dining table etc.

CONS:
Stairs – the steps are too steep, I’m always afraid of falling down (not that I can fall upwards)
True MLA Weather – it gets really hot upstairs especially in the afternoon, unlike at my place in Summitville, it’s an apartment building and I’m on the 2nd of 4 floors and sandwiched between 2 other tall buildings so the sun can’t really reach my room, but the wind can ~ how nice right?
Exposure – it doesn’t feel too private coz we’re along the main road
Utility bills – okay, I highly doubt I’d get a Php 0 in my electricity bill this time. Aww I miss not having to pay for electricity ;p

 Now I intended to talk about different things going on in my life, but I kinda got tired so I'll just talk about other people and other stuff.
1. Two of my close friends are preggo ~ Doe Zoey-mommy and Minzypie
2. Viber - thanks for the groupchat! I enjoy chatting with my friends who I don't see so often
3. Abs, why so difficult to achieve?!
4. Ellen Adarna is so hot, I have her #NakedTruth campaign photo as my lockscreen to serve as my Fitspiration
5. No. 4 is still kind of talking bou me, I guess so is no. 3
 
I'll stop here.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Thursday, November 06, 2014

A Decade of Decoding


My blog is 10 years old this December! Yay! All I can say is:

1.       Oh the grammar lapses and JejeARTEmon

2.       I think my earlier posts were more sincere

3.       + self-expression | – reader consideration

4.       There are not enough pictures on my blog

Sobrang nakakatawa/tuwa balikan ang nakaraan. I must admit, nag delete ako ng ibang post. I should never do that again. Anyway, I'm glad blogger is stable (you know vs. Multiply.com na naging market place na). I tried to paste my multiply posts, I dont remember if I've successfully migrated all of them.
Happy blogging self! And readers ;p





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Sunday, November 02, 2014

La Union Soul Surf 2014

One of the best weekends ever! San Juan La Union I love you forever!
I dont remember how I knew about this event, probably coz of the people I follow on Social Media. Yeah I think that's it. I think I saw a video of the band Soju or maybe Salamin. I can't recall, but I guess that's okay coz Soju and Salamin involved (back then) fairly similar people.
I thought it would be fun to go to an event like that since I love the beach and I like music. Not much on the surfing but music by the beach was already tempting.
And then again Social Media ~ I saw a post and found out that DISHWALLA will be playing. I cannot miss it! Technically, I can  (I did actually, but we'll get to that later), but it would be nice to actually be there. Thank God that one of my bestfriends was also interested in going. Sooooo, being the lakwatsera that we are, I made arrangements, emailed back and forth with the production company - Beep! and voila two tickets to #SoulSurf2014 ♥


HOW TO GO TO SAN JUAN LA UNION:

I don't know how else to, but I'll tell you what we did to get there. We took a bus (via Partas Transport in Aurora Ave in Cubao) headed to Laoag and got off right in front of the resort we booked.
So easy right?

Ass hurt a little bit tho, I didn't get bored coz my friend and I did a lot of catching up, plus boyfriend loaded some episodes of the Big Bang Theory in a flash drive. I didnt get to watch all of it, I actually enjoyed looking out the window. I barely slept on our way there. It was a 6.5 hour trip, inlcuding a 20-30 min stopover in Sison, Pangasinan.


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We stayed at Costa Villa I don't really have much to say about the resort. It was a nice place to sleep at, that's just about it. Oh and also, kuya who's working in the kitchen seems nice.

The actual event was held at Urbiztondo beach in front of Kahuna Beach Resort.  Since we arrived almost 10pm Friday evening, we didn't bother going to Kahuna. Instead we had pizza and drinks at Flotsam and Jetsam. Oh FnJ, I need a separate blog entry to proclaim my love for you! ♥ I wish we couldve stayed there, but they're fully booked by the time I was making arrangements with the production company.
But heres a few that I'd like to say:
1. I miss Gusgus
2. Flotjet Style Sling is ♥ ~ sort of like my Sangria from CafĂ© Mary Grace but with booze (means perfect right?)
3. Yummy pizza and chicken, and I guess the rest of the stuff on the menu, but the pizza and the chicken were my favorite!
4. I can live here forever!


Day 2

We had breakfast at Kahuna and given that the resort is kinda fancy, that means it was also pricey (rhyme was not intentional). We walked along the shores of Urbiztondo Beach and the waves is inviting. We didn't try to surf on our 2nd day, but did enjoy beer by the shore. I know we drank a lot that weekend! We tried to look for some souvenirs but I guess it was still early and most of the stores were closed. So we headed back to our room and walked on the road side, aaaaand ding ding ding ~ stumbled upon a crush ♥ yiieeee ~ Eo Marcos of Kjwan by the sari sari store bothered by a fan girl refraining her kilig! "Eo pwede magpa-picture?" I don't remember what his answer was, I was already drifing away to kiligerland. And my IG post, gosh that's a totally different story.


Back at Costa Villa, we dipped in the (mini)pool and enjoyed an afternoon swim. The sun is just brutal and strong currents makes it scary to swim at the beach; also it is prohibited by the resort.






I went back to Flotsam and Jetsam that afternoon coz I couldn't sleep. We were supposed to nap so we have the energy later that night. That was when I had the yummy chicken. I should've added:
5. Tons of chicks at FnJ
I was sitting by the bar just watching Allan (or Raymond? God I forgot sorry!!) the bartender run a one-man show. Girls following up on their orders started talking to me. I hope I did not look lonely. I was having a great time even by myself. Just being there, I was in awe. The place is beautiful. I dont think they put anything in my chicken that was not supposed to be there, but man I was happy that afternoon. And I had beer and another FJ Sling, so got hammered, and found the sleep that I was looking for.


That evening, DJs or Spinner (?) I dont know the correct term to use, but the sounds that night at the event was more techno, so we couldnt really relate, wasnt our "type" so we went back to the room early. Also we wanted to make sure we'd be able to get up early for our Surfing lessons!
Right before goin to bed, we did a little bit of star-gazing by the beach near Costa Villa. The sky was pefect! I saw 7 shooting stars and I think I should really wish something incredible.

Day 3

Php 400 for an hour of Surf lessons. I think it's a standard rate. I absolutely didn't expect I'd survive, but we're already in San Juan, must try it. It'll be a shame if we dont. Kuya Tisoy was my instructor. He's a local and used to compete. I've read some stuff online before I found the courage to actually try. Truth is, I don't know how to swim; to tread actually. I can float, do breast stroke, back stroke - slight chance of drowning if I try freestyle but treading, no, not really. I found out that, beginners lesson would start somewhere shallow where instructors would still be able to be on his feet. So yey! That's all I needed to know and just have the instructor teach me.
Attempted several times and failed and when finally I was able to stand and ride the waves, I was so elated - one of the best experience ever! Like I said I didnt expect much, so being able to stand on the board was an accomplishment for me! Of course I fell again on the next try. It was exhausting to try to get back on the board, the waves was like an angry bitch pulling and pushing you just because she can. But it was a fantastic experience. I'm really looking forward to trying to learn again.


Yummy breakfast at Fatwave Resort! Just the energy we needed after our surfing lessons.

But I guess surfing didnt take all our energy! We had a little side trip to San Fernando, La Union (SFLU). The place felt familiar for some reason I will not disclose. We saw the church and the plaza; walked around the market place and headed back to San Juan.

A little bit of rest and we're back to party! We walked along the shore and laid a sarong to sit on. We just watched the waves and adore the sunset! I need more synonyms for the word "beautiful" ♥ At this point I was already thinking of going back even just for the weekend - even if I was alone. My heart and San Juan La, Union is connected forever!


Weather can be a bitch sometimes. But we already know that. We also know that in a tropical country like ours, it's either sunny or rainy! Main event some techno dudes played, I enjoyed some of the other performances of artists that I dont remember the names. I'm really sorry, I should pay more attention to faces and names. But I remembered SINYMA coz the vox is a hot chick, and sometimes I wonder if I have a tendency to be a lipstick lesby. Anyway Jess Connelly of Sinyma is absolutely beautiful and I think that sky was a little jealous of her, so it started to pour some rain on everyone at the event. And there's the wind. Ending ~ the stage and the equipments got wet. And of course this happened right before Kjwan and Dishwalla was scheduled to play!!!!!!!
Ugh timing is such a bitch! And again, tropical country, production team should already know that there's always the possibility of rain in the Philippines! Why was the stage not secured.
People were left in the rain and started chanting "Dishwalla! Dishwalla!".  Why wouldn't they? It was the main act, at least for me and I guess the people who were chanting.
Okay, mishaps can happen, but the most disappointing part for me was NO ONE FROM BEEP! PRODUCTION MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT whatsoever. Just left the people there who PAID and travelled drenched and clueless! So appalling. Not cool *smh*
I'd really love to tell you more about our disappointement but I guess you can just visit their Facebook page for that.

I really wish it did not end that way. Despite that, I'd still consider going back to San Juan for next year's Soul Surf.  I know they're trying to make it up for the ticket-holders by sending Dishwalla back to Manila this month - no date yet, but hopefully I can come.
Still because of the beauty of San Juan, La Union and the fun I had with Lj I really consider this as one of the most memorable weekends for this year!
Like what we kept on saying "may isusulat ka na sa diary mo".

















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You are what you read: Jessica Zafra

I just started re-reading my copy of Twisted 9 by Jessica Zafra. I don't remember much of it when I read it the first time, all I know is I gave up on it because I didnt't appreciate it for many reasons.
One of which was I think her choice of words are only for people whose got the same rich vocabulary as her (see, I used the word rich-- there must be another adjective to use other than "rich" ugh!). Seriously, I wish I know the meaning of all the words in the book. I do google them sometimes when my phone is at reach while I'm reading.
But I really love the way she tells her story. I wish I can write like that. I have many desires and I think I set a security question somewhere that asks what my dream job is and the answer is to be a writer. Anyway, I am enjoying the book so far, but I got to the tennis stories part and maybe, just maybe this was where I stopped before. I don't know if I'll ever be a sports fan.



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