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Others want it hard, others semi-hard. A few have it poached from them. The rest wants the freakin’ cacophony of an omelette. As for me, I want it sunny side up – life, that is.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Echuserang Kate!

Hindi pa rin ako maka-get over na ipinagpalit ako ni William sa bilat na si Kate.

Akala ko pa naman tunay kaming nagmamahalan. At lalung akala ko na sa ‘kin mapapapunta ang blue sapphire ring ni Ladi Di.

Sobrang kasya pa naman sya sa aking oh-so-delicate ring finger. Pero okay lang. Marami pa namang mga single na prinsipe ang nagkakandarapa sa kin.

Prince Philippos

Prince Amedeo

Prince Carl-Philip

Prince Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume

Prince Pierre Casiraghi

Prince Andrea Casiraghi - ang tunay kong minamahal <3

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bathroom Session No. 4 - Lead Me Lord

Death in the family is a concept I have never welcomed in my thoughts. For the past years of my life, I believed the lie that we are shielded against the world's great sorrows. True, we get major setbacks sometimes, but we always get by. At the end of the day, we always have each other.

The sudden death of a close cousin taught me to take care of myself - not just for self-centered,  aesthetic reasons, but for the people I love.

Kuya, may you rest in peace.

Gary Valenciano

Lead me Lord
Lead me by the hand and help me face the rising sun
Comfort me through all the pain that life may bring
There’s no other hope that I can lean upon
Lead me Lord
Lead me all my life

Walk by me
Walk by me across the lonely roads that I may face
Take my arms and let your hand show me the way
Show the way to live inside your heart
All my days, all my life

You are my light
You’re the lamp upon my feet
All the time my Lord I need You there
You are my light
I cannot live alone
Let me stay by Your guiding love
All through my life
Lead me Lord

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I love the Stefano and James bromance thingy!

I bet my sexy ass they are a couple. LOVE IT!!!!

Stefano is just too beautiful for the human eye... :))

And I just died when he did the macho dancer steps at 0:35. LOL

Family is above all friendships we create

I have a profound affection for my friends, most of the times treating them as kin. I am almost always there to lend a hand to a friend. Be it with assistance in financial matters when I have something spared, counsel for troubled times, free professional help when I'm not too busy with work, or companionship for the littlest concerns, I am sure to be there. Therefore, it is not a bit of a stretch when I say that I am a fairly good ally.

And my friends have been generally the same for me. I could even say I am lucky to have been blessed with friends who stick with me even at my worst. I know in my heart that these friends, though only a handful, are God’s gifts who have helped me become the person I am today.

Last Thursday was a shock for me when a “friend” ignored all rules of treating someone you care about, much less of civil manners.

A relative said that someone posted an offensive comment on the wall of a late cousin (which I will write about on a later post). And the person who half-wittingly made that comment was from *jan-ja-ra-ra-ran* a “friend.” Actually, that person was C, some guy I met in Liquid bar last November. He was a friend of a friend of a friend of my BFF.  Normally, I treat such people as acquaintances – not friends – but my Christmas Pay-it-forward charity act made me intimate to this person.

Early December, C had to rebrand his small pharmacy in his hometown because he wants to expand his business. With me knowing that I can help, and having a graphic artist friend who can do his new logo and other collaterals, I did not think twice to lend a hand. And since a “friend” asked for my help, I did not charge him my professional fee. He only paid for the graphic art matters of the rebranding process. During this time, we became really close. We could have even been an item had I not rekindled my affair with Nix.

Going back to the Thursday incident, I called up C to have him remove his post in FB. His comment has already caused a stir in the beehive. My relatives and my late cousin’s close friends are rallying against him on FB.

I asked politely to have him delete his now infamous comment. Then a barrage of crude text messages rattled me while I was at my cousin’s wake.

Text 1: Wag mo ko pagbibintangan at magmamaganda bossy ka kapal ng mukha mo

Text 1: Wow, I was just asking. Sobrang mahal namin yung pinsan kong yun. Sorry to have asked you about it. Sobrang nainis lang talaga ako.

Now, when I called him up. I still haven’t checked FB, hence the hesitation and choice of words. Had I seen his post prior to this exchange of messages, I could have shown him what a Caviteño really is.

Text 2: Punyeta ka pasalamat ka Andito parents ng bf ko kundi pngmumura kita taena mo ha
Text 3: Buti nga namatay pinsan mo taena mo!!!!
Text 4: U didnt just ask u were bossying around na siguraduhin kong hindi ako un kapal ng mukha mo!!! Bastos ako sa buhay lalo na sa mga epal shit na kagaya mo pero wag mko pagbbntangan taena mo sa ptay!!!!

That was when I totally lost my cool. But still, I will not stoop down to his level.

Text 2: Wait. Scratch that. I am not sorry, you horrible person. After all the help I extended to you before dahil kaibigan ka ng kaibigan ko, gaganyanin mo ko?

Text 5: Wala akong pakialam i was grateful for that u fucking asshole but that doesnt give u any right to talk to me condescendingly us asshole!!! I was equally nicento you kaya wag mko susumbatan dahil kaya kitang bayaran if u gave a price u asshole!!!
Text 6: Sa susunod na mag boss ka sakin sguraduhin m me karapatan ka dahil d mko palamunin para asta asta ka kung sino sakin putangina mong patay gutom Ka!!!!
Text 7: Bastos ako sa kagaya mo pero wag mko pagbbntnagn na gagawa Ng kagaguhan sa patay!! Nakakainsulto Na pagsalitaan ng isang kagaya mo Lang.

Text 3: I don't need your money, sir. Bring it to where ever you go after you die. Sanay kami sa hirap. And have your grammar checked. It's terrible. PS: I regret ever having met you.

Text 8: Congratulations if ur good with grammar, hows ur stomach? Hungry??!!!! Hahahahahahah
Text 9: Alam ko sanay ka sa hirap kaya nga nung makapag polo ka akala mo naka armani ka na kahit blue soda lang suot mo!!!!
Text 10 : Mamili Ka Ng yayabangan m Sa susunod dahil di porke nakapagtapos ka ng mgandang school with a shitty course eh angat ka na sa lipunan!!!!

Text 4: Thanks for the compliment. Have a good night. May the good Lord bless your soul.

Text 11: Sayang text ko sayo patay gutom ka utak biya ka.

I was at the point of crying that time. I swear, I could have gone to Valenzuela on a heartbeat and socked the daylights out of him – even if I didn’t know how to deliver a square punch. Good thing I had my cousins with me. They had put sense in me. Clearly, family is above all friendships we create.

Today, I am so over that person and with what he did. Wag lang syang magpapakita sa ‘kin sa Makati. At lalo na sa Cavite kundi pupulutin sya sa Paliparan. I swear, revenge will be sweet.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I Miss My Bff

On the fateful day of April 8, my bff for 10 goddamn-long years left for UAE. She's in Fujairah, one of the seven emirates of UAE. She took a chance and left without a sure possibility of employment as a nurse.

I miss her :(

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Teenager’s grade best in post-war UP

Very inspiring - and slightly nakaka-inggit. Question is, is he gay? Gusto ko na sya pakasalan :)

Teenager’s grade best in post-war UP 

April 12, 2011 02:03:00
Julie M. Aurelio
Philippine Daily Inquirer 

MANILA, Philippines—When he addresses fellow graduates of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City, this Sunday, John Gabriel Pelias, 19, knows that he is living proof that poverty is not an obstacle to dreaming and earning a degree in mathematics.

The teenager will be graduating summa cum laude with a general weighted average (GWA) of 1.016, which appears to be the highest garnered in UP history after World War II.

Pelias, who has no “family income” to speak of as he and his grandmother live on their meager savings, said he never considered poverty a hindrance to doing his best.

His is an inspiring story of how a poor boy once dreamed of making it to the premier university and ended up setting an academic record.

Pelias graduated high school valedictorian on a scholarship from the National College for Business and Arts. He took only two entrance exams at UP and Technological University of the Philippines. The former was obviously his choice and he enrolled in 2007 as a BS Math student.

Only child, scholarship

An only child, Pelias supported himself with scholarships as his Lola Sandra had no job and only savings to get them by.

“I live with my lola in Quezon City and we have no family income, technically. I believe that kind of background reinforced the character I have now,” he said in a phone interview.

Clarifying an online report, he said he did not walk to school to save on money, though he would sometimes walk around the campus for different reasons.

“I took the jeepney to school naman. But sometimes if the Ikot jeep takes too long, I’d walk to the buildings if it’s near. Or I walk if I’m annoyed,” Pelias said, laughing.

Valedictory address

The summa cum laude graduate was chosen to deliver the valedictory address both at the college and university commencement rites because of his feat.

Jose Wendell Capili, assistant vice president for alumni relations, first posted Pelias’ achievement on Facebook on Sunday, claiming the boy beat a 1948 record by professor Emerenciana Yuvienco Arcellana who graduated with a GWA of 1.193.

“He (Pelias) has unwavering focus, maturity beyond his years and he is not difficult to get along with,” Capili said in an interview.

Mistaken for freshman

University registrar Pamela Constantino said she mistook Pelias for a freshman when UP officials were choosing from among the summa cum laude students who would deliver the valedictory address.

“He looked so young, so I thought he was a freshman,” Constantino said.

One of Pelias’ mentors, the associate dean for student affairs, Marian Roque of the College of Science recalled that she came to know Pelias upon hearing of a student who always got a 1.0, the highest grade, in all his subjects upon entering UP in 2007.

“He was my student in a math subject. We began from there. He’s not shy, actually very makulit. And very diligent as well and a very nice kid,” the professor said of the teenager.

Clear solutions

His math solutions were always “very clear, very thorough, and very complete,” Roque added.

Pelias counts among his other mentors Institute of Mathematics director Joey Balmaceda, professor Fidel Nemenzo and his father, former UP president Francisco Nemenzo, and professor Noli Reyes.

Even with the age gap, Pelias said he had no problem relating with them and his teachers came to know him because he was “performing so well” in their classes.

He, however, acknowledged that he was unable to get the coveted 1.0 in three subjects—English 1, Filipino 40, and a math subject. He only got 1.25 in the courses, but his final GWA turned out to be 1.016.

Not grade conscious

Pelias did not see himself as a “grade conscious” student in the sense that he was not the type who would do anything just to get a high grade.

“I just always do my best. I don’t like the term ‘grade conscious’ because it has a negative connotation, like a student would do extra projects for a higher grade. I’m not like that,” Pelias said.

He had two scholarships—the Jose Ma. Feliciano scholarship, which gave him a P20,000 stipend every semester, and one from UP which took care of tuition, allowances, etc.

Pelias spends his time writing short stories, watching TV and playing the piano.

Asked if he was able to watch movies, Pelias said he wasn’t fond of movies. “If there’s a new movie and I want to watch it, I won’t have the money for it. But it’s OK. I’m not fond of going to the cinema anyway.”

He is also fond of animé, preferring romantic comedies as he named several titles.

Pelias—“John” to his many circles of friends—has a reputation as the “go-to” guy among fellow math majors, the one being asked for help on exams and homework because of his prowess in math.


His favorite field in math is algebra and his thesis: “Linked Circles and Qubits: The Hopf Fibration in Topology, Geometry and Quantum Mechanics” was described by Roque as very advanced for his level that aims to merge math and physics.

Pelias said he spent his summer vacation studying the subjects for the next semester instead of having fun.
“I’d study the math subjects for the coming year! So I guess it’s better that I don’t have much money so I can study ahead,” he said.

The honor graduate thanked the people who sent him to school. “Whatever achievements I had are based on hard work and my passion for math. In math, there is always one answer. False cannot be true and true cannot be false,” he said.

He never thought of poverty as a hindrance to his dreams and even saw it as a challenge to do his best.

“The lack of money should never be a hindrance, especially to your academic dreams. Money should not be a hindrance to the inborn intellect of a person. It shouldn’t determine if a person will be given a chance to study in UP,” Pelias said.

Giving back

His immediate plans after graduation still involve his alma mater. Pelias is applying to teach at the UP Institute of Mathematics this coming semester while he pursues higher studies.

Roque said the graduating student’s mentors planned to look for a scholarship for their ward for higher studies abroad once he finished a master’s degree.

“We do that for our faculty, and Pelias wants to stay in the academe,” she said.

Pelias said his continued involvement with UP was his way of “giving back” to his school which had allowed him to achieve his dreams despite several drawbacks.

“I want to teach and continue what I do. Hopefully, I’ll be a longtime professor at UP. This is where I find fulfillment, and it’s my way of giving back,” he said.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ang Pagkikita ni Nox at ng Kanyang Minamahal

Sa Sabado, magkikita na kami ng asawa ko in person for the first time. Irish sya. Ang tarush deva? Syempre pa, gusto ko imported ang itsura ng magiging anak ko.

Ilang buwan/linggo/araw ko ito inintay – at alam kong ganun din sya. Hay, sobrang na-miss ko ang Honey ko kaya sobrang excited na ako for the weekend.

At dahil jan, lahat na ata ng paglilinis ng katawan at pagpapaganda ay ginawa ko na. Facial, body scrub, foot scrub, prophylaxis, bagong gupit, manicure, pedicure, eyebrow threading, pati Brazilian wax ay na-checkan na. Ang wapak na bagong outfit at briefs, check na din.

Ayokong ma-disappoint ang asawa ko.

Gusto nyo makita ang pictures ng jowa ko? Scroll down.

Oo, isa lang itong pantansya pero walang basagan ng trip, okay?

Sa Sabado na ang concert ng The Script. Hindi ako mahilig sa mga concert at mga lugar na pagkalaki-laki na punong-puno ng mga tao. Mga tipong O-Bar lang ang kaya ng resistensya kez. Haha.

Excited na ko makita si Danny O'Donoghue (ang tarush ng future apelido ko). Kahit malayo ako sa stage dahil kuripot ako, alam kong in his heart he knows I’m there. Choz!

In furr, sobrang bet ko ang mga kanta ng The Script. Bitter at its finest. Pero merun din namang hopeful for another chance OR looking forward to a better relationship in the future.

Sa mga manunood din, good luck! Wag nyo ako agawan kay Danny Honey kundi dadanak ang dugo! Extra choz!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Am I a Juvenile Delinquent?

Below is one of my favorite declamation pieces when I was in high school. Sayang lang at nahiya ako gamitin 'to sa English class dati :)

Am I a juvenile delinquent? I'm a teenager. I'm young – young at heart and in mind. In this position, I'm carefree. I enjoy doing nothing but to drink the wine of pleasure. I seldom go to school, nobody cares! But instead you can see me roaming around. Standing at the nearby street. Or else standing beside a jukebox stand playing the nerve-tickling boogaloo. Those are the reasons, why people, you, branded me delinquent, a juvenile delinquent.

My parents ignored me, my teachers sneered at me, and my friends – they neglected me. One night I asked my mother to teach me how to appreciate the values in life. Would you care what she told me? "Stop bothering me! Can't you see? I had to dress up for my mahjong session, some other time my child." I turned to my father to console me, but, what a wonderful thing he told me. "Child, here's 500 bucks, get it and enjoy yourself. Go and ask your teachers that question."

And in school, I heard nothing but the echoes of the voices of my teachers torturing me with these words. "Why waste your time in studying? You can't even divide 100 by 5! Go home and plant sweet potatoes."

I may have the looks of Audrey Hepburn, the calm voice of Natalie Cole, but that's not what you can see in me. Here's a young girl who needs counsel to enlighten her way and guidance to strengthen her life into contentment.

Honorable judge, friends, and teachers...is this the girl whom you commented a juvenile delinquent?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kuya, Bading Ka Ba?

while sound trippin’ on a lazy Saturday afternoon
Nox : ♫ Pangarap ko ang ibigin ka. At sa habang panahon ikaw ay makasama….♪
Young Sisteraka (YS) :*raises eyebrows*

while watching Coffee Prince
Nox : *gumugulong sa sahig sa sobrang kilig*
YS : ….

a few minutes before I leave for Malate
YS : Kuya akin na lang yung nilalagay mo sa mukha ha.
Nox : Ano dun? *kinabahan bigla*
YS : Yung Cetaphil
Nox : Okay…

while watching Bb. Pilipinas 2011
YS : Bakit hindi host si Venus Raj?
Nox : Kasi may final walk pa sya mamaya.
YS : Ah, ipapasa nya yung baton.
Nox : Anung baton?! Mali. Yung scepter, crown, and sash.
YS : Ah, howkay…