Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Manic Monday: Theme Park Treats

I am only posting this today because I spent the entire Monday at Enchanted Kingdom -- the only theme park in the country with rides that are actually worth, well, riding. Here's a little preview of the day's events...

Note: The Galactic Treats roof deck was a good spot for the fireworks display that evening.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Unconscious Mutterings 20

LunaNina says ... and I think ... ?

  1. Inaugural :: ball. Deep down, I've always wanted to be important enough to attend or have something like it.
  2. Pledge :: that thing you use to polish wood furniture. Don't you just love the oh so natural pine smell???
  3. String :: The Angry String Quartet. I love their renditions of Yellow by Coldplay and Sugar, We're Going Down by Fall Out Boy. Classical music has never been this much fun.
  4. Trot :: too hot to--
  5. Fitness :: quintessential to survival.
  6. Cinder :: Cinderella and the whole mouse brigade.
  7. Edge :: Cutting Edge starring Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney. Another classic.
  8. 31 :: 4 more years until I am. Yikes-a-bee.
  9. Blue :: midnight blue -- the color of my next maid of honor dress.
  10. Leather :: bags and shoes; patent, pleather, faux -- I just love them all!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

What Should You Be When You Grow Up?

Even those of us who are grown up are still struggling with what we should be. This was what I got (and I think it's so true).

You Should Be an Artist

You are incredibly creative, spontaneous, and unique.
No one can guess what you're going to do next, but it's usually something amazing.
You can't deal with routine, rules, or structure. You're easily bored.
As long as you are able to innovate and break the rules, you are extremely successful.

You do best when you:

- Can work by yourself
- Can express your personality in your work

You would also be a good journalist or actor.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Welcome To Cuckooville

Morbidity is a sick, albeit forgivable, pastime. The 24th was my late Grandfather's birthday, which only makes it worse, I guess. Not to mention, tombstone ideas was a topic over at BlogCatalog; I thought what the hell, I'd share mine with you all on here, too. I am, however, open to cremation as well. In case anyone was wondering -- which I seriously think is not the case. But here you go anyway...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My Top 5: Pick-Me-Uppers

Everyone gets those bummer days they wish they could skip altogether. Yesterday was one of mine. What helps me get through such crappy times? Here are my top five:

5. Food, food, food. Especially junk and sweets. So what if they're bad for your health (I'm only saying this because I'm not thinking straight; I'm all for healthy living). Admit it, when you're down in the dumps and you pop in that first French fry or Hershey's kiss in your mouth, it's like the pain just...melts in your mouth along with it.

4. Shopping, of course. It brightens up my day even if I'm not having a bad one to begin with.

3. Talking with a friend, or friends -- whatever distracts or consoles you better. Or just sitting there with them, not saying anything. Probably still munching away at the glorious spread of goodies they brought over to cheer you up.

2. Watching re-runs of Friends on DVD. I sat through the entire first season today; did me a whole lot of good while it lasted.

1. Good tunes. Nay, GREAT tunes. The past 24 hours, I've only been listening to Mêlée, Timbaland, Mute Math, and Kanye. Not exactly artists you'd expect to see in a single playlist, but they might as well be brothers from a different mother. Oh, what would I be without music...

Monday, October 22, 2007

Manic Monday: Wendy's Frosty

I don't know about this Wendy's Jr. Frosty marketing promotion, but I sure do love the stuff. I haven't had a cup in a while, and I plan on holding out a little longer before my next one, but Wendy's Frosty is just too good. I swear, it was invented for the sole purpose of my happiness. Fine, and of others.

You wanna try and make your own glass of Frosty at home? I've tried it once; wasn't really as good as the real thing. But when you're on crutches and Wendy's can't deliver frozen desserts right to your doorstep at 3 in the morning, putting on my culinary gloves for a few minutes seemed like the best contingency (sleep and cravings never really meshed well for me).

You can find close-to-the-real-thing Frosty recipes on Recipe Link and Recipezaar. I suggest you take it easy on the condensed milk though -- it's death disguised in sugary goodness.

What's up with me and food posts on Manic Mondays?!? I guess Mondays just make me hungry. Then again, everyday might as well be a Monday!@#$

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Unconscious Mutterings 19

LunaNina says ... and I think ... ?

  1. Las Vegas :: HAVE to go there someday. Sara, I'm missing you already! Kisses to you, your mom, and Sergey. Have a safe trip back. Much love...
  2. Linus :: Linux OS -- that is the first thing that came to mind.
  3. Struck :: star- and love-.
  4. Movie :: Stardust was the last movie I saw in the theater. If you read the book first, too, you'd think it was alright. It would've been better if they cast someone else to play Yvaine. MUCH better. Claire Danes annoys the hell out of me.
  5. Anxious :: 2014. Long story. And a long ways away anyway.
  6. Bandit :: sticky bandits from the Home Alone movies.
  7. Picks :: guitar picks; I have quite a few.
  8. Lasso :: A friend and I saw a fake Ralph Lauren shirt at this store the other day and instead of the guy on a horse with a polo stick, he had a lasso up in the air. Hilarious!
  9. Dinner :: Talladega nights -- that's what my boyfriend and I call our "date" nights.
  10. Bargain :: I'm a fashionable pauper. I live for bargains and discounts. Divisoria, for example, is a haven for bargains in Metro Manila. Just like being a kid in a candy store.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Vodka and Champagne Don't Mix

I swore off tequila shots and Goldschläger forever. And after last night, I thought I'd update my alocohol sh*t list by adding vodka to it. Never really liked the stuff. I still can't believe I had so much of it last night.

I haven't been buzzed like that in years. I thought I was fine until I threw up in a champagne ice bucket at Embassy Cuisine. Then again by the tree right outside. Then AGAIN when I got home at 4 in the morning. I even had to ask a friend to bring the car home for me. I hitched a ride with another friend (I love you Chyn!!!) instead. Oh me oh my. No vodka for me anytime soon, that's for sure.

My friend Giselle got even more plastered. Almost 12 hours later she's still throwing up, the poor thing. I feel like we're in college all over again. We're just getting too old for this. Last time I talked to her, she swore off alcohol altogether. For the umpteenth time. Ha ha

A shout out to all the people who "took care" of things last night at Embassy (err, this morning rather): Wan & Doggy, Chyn, Myks, Arux & Cholo -- you guys are my ambassadors of love!

Hey, it's a Saturday! See you all again tonight!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Unconscious Mutterings 18

It's bad enough I missed Manic Monday (to give way to a very worthwhile cause nonetheless). I wasn't able to post this on Sunday either, as I would normally do, so here goes.

LunaNina says ... and I think ... ?

  1. Illicit :: unlawful measures
  2. Go :: pass and collect $200
  3. Jacket :: too hot around here right now to wear one
  4. Blow :: Johnny Depp as George Jung
  5. Coach :: bags, bags, bags -- I love them all
  6. Effort :: rekignize!
  7. Leadership :: vote wisely
  8. Snore :: I'd take it over insomnia any day
  9. Fearless :: I'd like to be more
  10. Network :: pyramid scams...when will I ever learn...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day: Stop Global Warming

"You don't have to believe in global warming; say it's all a big load of crap, OK? The only thing we'd be left with is cleaner air, more fuel-efficient vehicles, and water that doesn't mutate your children -- is there anything wrong with that?!?" ~ Ranting Gryphon

I could not have said it any better.

This year's theme for Blog Action Day is the environment. And I thought the best way I could get people to actually listen was to highlight the essentials. I honestly believe the Ranting Gryphon said everything he possibly could about the reality of global warming in just under 3 minutes. We can FEEL the world getting back at us as we speak. The charts and the graphic pictures of barren lands and polluted air give me chills every time, but I am aware that some people just don't give a rat's ass about them. If Al Gore's inconvenient truth didn't do it for you, nor did The Green Book, I think the Ranting Gryphon might hit a nerve, or seven. It proves to be a great challenge, but it's possible nonetheless.

Stop Global Warming. Let's.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Gullible's Travels

I'm off to see the wizard; the wonderful wizard of Oz...

Actually, I'm going up north to Baguio with my brother and my mother, and we're leaving in about a couple of hours. It's a 5-hour road trip so I'm getting my music ready. Can't go on a road trip without my iPod, that's for sure.

We're supposed to enroll my brother in review classes for the physical therapy board exams. That, and we're also going to pay for his accommodations. Clearly, my mom has separation issues with him. Aww, her baby's going to be away from home for three whole months. He's 26, by the way. Imagine when he gets married!

So I might not be able to post for a couple of days. I'll be back on Sunday though. I'll see you then, my little munchkins. You guys be good now. And a shout out to all our Muslim brothers and sisters -- Happy Ramadan!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

SitCom: Situation Complicated 2

DISCLAIMER: All characters, names, situations, and places used are purely fictitious. They are written for the purposes of enlightenment, criticism, and/or sheer entertainment. Any similarity to real people is simply coincidence. So get off my case already.

Situation Complicated: (Note: This is clearly addressed to the men). The president of the company finally calls you by your real name, and not just a spin-off or something that rhymes with it. You couldn't be more psyched. Actually, you are because he just asked you to go to a strip club with him one night after work, you know, to unwind (perv). What do you tell him?

A) "Sure, you're the boss!"
B) "I would want nothing more than a lap dance right about now, but my wife/girlfriend is ovulating (or not, whichever you prefer, of course) so I better run along. Definitely a raincheck."
C) I'll make this an easy one and leave it to just two options. So you guys don't have to ponder on it too long, geez.

Answer: Well, a giveaway; that's a B, of course. But this is actually a trick question, because you must NEVER take a raincheck on something like that, you sleaze bag. Next time you get the urge to splurge on some smutty strip tease extravaganza, why don't you ask your significant other to come with you, or hint that THEY strip for YOU. Without the boss, of course. If you think the idea of it will scare her off, try to break it to her gently. Start by reading dirty magazines together, you know, the ones you read for the "articles." And so on and so forth.

It's one thing to play ball with the boys or go solo on a road trip to "get away." But strip clubs? Come on. Give your girls a reason to be bad sometimes -- they might just like it, too.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Manic Monday: Puma Tracks

This week's Manic Monday topic couldn't be more perfect. I've wanted these Puma Feline Spike Lady Running Shoes forever. I want them really REALLY bad.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Unconscious Mutterings 17

First off, I just want to say CONGRATULATIONS to Manny Pacquiao for defeating Marco Antonio Barrera, who announced his retirement within hours of his loss, at the Will To Win Super Featherweight match held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Vegas today (Saturday night for all you HBO PPV viewers out there). You make the Filipinos proud of you more than ever.

If the match taught us anything, it's that anger is a very ugly thing. It can take the best of you, or you can control it and unleash it at just the right time. Pacquiao definitely was the gentleman in the ring, which only made Barrera look really REALLY bad. It was a fair match and people knew Pacquiao was going to take his title back home. A solid 12 rounds, a nasty gaping wound on Barrera's cheek, the foul blow Manny took, the unsurprising point deduction Barrera got for it, and all the great action in between -- definitely one of my favorite Pacquiao victories yet.

LunaNina says ... and I think ... ?

  1. Cluster :: almonds
  2. Announcement :: Pacquiao wins!
  3. Respect :: Aretha Franklin
  4. Incident :: I'd rather not talk about it
  5. Accordion :: I will live without knowing how to play it
  6. Drunk :: I had a few drinks last night, but I hardly even got tipsy
  7. If :: finding discomfort in the hypothetical world
  8. Dexter :: mischievous Capuchin monkey from Night At The Museum
  9. Wedding :: 12-13-14... after attending a wedding on July 7th 2007, my boyfriend joked that we would be tying the knot on December 13, 2014. He cracks me up, that one.
  10. Gambling :: not really my cup of tea

Friday, October 5, 2007

Hits And Misses

Yesterday was the first day I wasn't able to post on here. Even when I'm on the road or a trip abroad, I always find time to post. I guess the last couple of days have just been really mad.

Today, I just wanted to welcome my boyfriend to the crazy world of blogging. He's had his blog up for a while now, but never really given it any attention until recently. Just when I neglect my computer, he turns to his and finds comfort in blogging.

Tomorrow, my girlfriends and I are checking in at a hotel. It's a surprise bridal shower for one of the girls actually (I'm confident enough to mention it in here because I know she doesn't really read my blog). Should be fun. One of them is even flying in from L.A. -- I can't wait to get hammered.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Slower Than A Run, Faster Than A Jog

My nephew/Godson got into a little trouble in school yesterday, so his English professor requested that his parents meet with him this morning during first period. Since my nephew's parents are out of the country, I actually had to go in their stead. Well, my mom went with me 'cuz she loves the drama of it all (she never, not once, went to MY school when MY teachers thought I was less than the ideal student). Ah, to be young and restless again...

Anyway, so we drove to the high school, met with the teacher, and we were actually done in 10 minutes. Traffic was starting to build up, with the rain and the road construction going on everywhere, so I told my mom to go on ahead to work. I decided to walk home, which I haven't really done in a long time -- with the exception of walking in a mall.

The walk was good. It was still raining and my pants were soaked from the knees down. There was even this car that drove by me so fast it splashed pot-hole water on me and got my entire left side all wet and muddy. Normally, I'd turn around and cuss at the car until the driver felt really bad. Today, I just turned around and laughed. It was refreshing. Shocking, but refreshing.

Yes, I am making a conscious effort to be nicer to people -- both strangers and people I actually know. After church on Sundays, I'd remind myself about it, but after a few hours I tend to forget. And with absolutely zero sleep from last night plus the whole trip to the teacher's office this morning, I feel the kindness oozing out of me. It must've been the Buffalo wings I had for lunch (and dinner) yesterday. Good food usually puts me in a happy mood. See, I'm even rhyming again.

So sorry to hear about the Mets and Britney losing her kids to K-Fed (case of the lesser evil, I guess). Just walk it off, guys. Just walk it off.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Manic Monday Mix Tape: Orange

Title: Tangerine
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Album: Led Zeppelin III
Dedication: "To my friend, Tangerinesky13..."