Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What did you dream about last night..?

Well, I had two dreams last night (three, actually - the third one was forgotten). They are all weird. :P I've been having a lot of weird dreams lately...

Anyway, here they are:

1. It was evening and my dad and I were the only ones awake. The scene is taking place in a bedroom. The visible things were a desk, chair, lamp, and a laptop. The lamp was turned on and I was surfing the 'net with the laptop. My dad was watching me from behind. Then, all of a sudden, I found out that all my accounts got hacked (including my e-mail address). The hacker turned out to be someone from KHQ. With that, I began to cry and thought about my Facebook applications. The dream ended with me regretting all the progress I had acquired in the games...

- dream end -

2. The second one took place during the early morning hours. I had just got back to the dormitory to sign in. Ate Lourdes was the one I was talking to. She asked me about my clearance so I took it out. Then I saw that it wasn't signed by my parent. I felt really nervous until she assured me that it was alright. I was immediately relieved.

After organizing my things, I got ready for class. I was wearing jeans, a white shirt, and rubber shoes. I went out of the dormitory. The sky was a monotonous gray. Since my first class took place at the Gym, I decided to ride a Toki jeep (In my dream, the dorm was in a different place). I hailed one and got in. My highschool classmate, Joshua, and two other students were there. I dunno how the heck he got there but he was there.

The jeep moved a few meters and then it stopped to wait for passengers. For some unexplainable reason, I went out and began to help two passengers ride the jeep. I was about to look for more students when, suddenly, the Toki left. I ran after it but to no avail. *sighsighsigh* So I decided to run all the way to the Gym.

Upon arriving at the Gym, I immediately went to GBR, my classroom for Scrabble. On the way there, I passed by some teachers who were taking pictures. Some of them were sitting on rocks beside what seemed like big, fat worms. One teacher was clicking away. I was disgusted by the appearance of the worms so I ran back to the entrance and found Regina there. I told her my dilemma and she lent me Joshua's number. I called him and found out that he was outside in the waiting shed. Regina and I went there. I asked him about my bag and he said that they were in the Main Library so we should go and get them. We were about to go when we saw Mrs. Magat (our highschool principal), Carmine, and one other student sitting on a table. We stopped to chat with them for a bit.

From somewhere behind us, we all heard the sound of frightened students. It turned out that a terror teacher was there (she actually looked like the actress, Dexter Doria). We ran off to different directions while Mrs. Magat stayed where she was. I grabbed Carmine and we entered the nearest classroom, locked the door, and tried to turn off the lights but they kept turning on and off, like disco lights. We let that be and waited for what seemed like an eternity. I could feel my heart pounding on my chest. Finally, the door was being opened (can't figure out how since we locked the door) by the terror teacher. We gasped noiselessly and waited.

The teacher opened the door and went in. When she wasn't looking, the two of us ran out of the room and walked stiffly away. As we were passing the room, we passed some students who were taking a Chemistry test that turned out to be really easy. Laude (my roommate) was among them. They were talking to themselves because their teacher wasn't looking. Carmine and I continued to walk away...

- dream end -

So weird, ne?

(Ooh. I just noticed. Some of my previous posts have questions as their titles. *shrugshrugshrug*)

Monday, December 28, 2009

What's on your watchlist?

Here's a list of the movies I want to see next year:

1. Sherlock Holmes

- Should I even explain this? Well, first of all, Sherlock Holmes is my favorite fictional detective. I mean, no one can help but love him. Haha! According to reviews, it's a great movie. They also say that Robert Downey, Jr. played the role well. I'm also looking forward to the action sequences, something different from Doyle's style (in the books, there was only a little mention of Holmes' fighting abilities).

I've been waiting for this all year and here it is, finally! It's my first Sherlock Holmes movie and I am not about to miss watching in theaters even at the expense of not eating all week. XD

2. Alice in Wonderland

- Johnny Depp looks awesome in the movie. It would also be nice to see Alan Rickman (Serverus Snape) playing Caterpillar. :)

3. Hanamizuki

- This Japanese movie stars two of my favorites: Aragaki Yui and Ikuta Toma. I have no idea what the story is but just the actors are enough to make me feel like watching it.

4. The Lovely Bones

- It's based on a book and it's a nice family movie with lots of drama. It's going to be fun watching this.

I would also like to purchase the book. :)

5. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

- This movie has Heath Ledger and it focuses on dreams, I think. It's full of magic and fantasy - two of the things I want to see in the arts.

6. Where the Wild Things are

- I only want to watch this 'cause my English 11 professor required us to. If she didn't, I would not watch this. Ever... Even if she says that it's a wonderful story. I only see a spoiled Carol.

7. Valentine's Day

- I'm not one for romantic, chick flicks but since this one stars Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner, I'm going to watch it. XD

8. The Spy Next Door

- It's a Jackie Chan movie!

9. The Last Airbender

- Yay~ Aang and the gang in a live-action movie! The kid who plays Aang is so cute! XD

10. Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

- No matter that the two previous movies weren't that good. This is my favorite book from the series so it's worth watching. I hear that there are new things in it so quality and accuracy might improve.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Movie Review - Facing the Giants

Rating: 8/10

It's a nice and inspiring movie about a football coach that has had numerous fall backs in the past. However, because of the grace of God, he was able to overcome these problems and lead his team to victory. The movie is uplifting and I like the way it was done. However, I have seen this format too many times that it's growing old.

On the other hand, it's a movie that you'd like to see if you're in the point where you feel so low and that no one's there to help you. :)

What did you eat..?

Soooo... Last Tuesday, I weighed a hundred and ten pounds. Last time I checked (which was last night), it was a whooping 118 pounds! (!!!) How'd that happen? LOL. So here's a list of stuff I ate for the past week (not always in chronological order):

December 20, 2009 (church Christmas party):
one serving of potato salad (egg, ham, cheese, potato, mayonnaise, lettuce, apple, etc.)
a piece of beef steak
two pieces siomai
3 pieces chicken fillet
two cups of softdrink

December 24, 2009 (evening):
2 pieces California maki
4 pieces of beef
2 servings of salad (ham, cheese, lettuce, some vegetables I forgot, mayonnaise)
3 pieces of barbecue
a spoonful of ube
a spoonful of leche flan
3 pieces of glazed ham
2 cups of softdrink
pieces of roast beef and chicken
3 servings of tropical chicken
fruit salad

December 25, 2009 (afternoon to evening):
2 servings of beef steak
3 or 4 servings of fruit salad
a glass of ice cream
a serving of tokwa't baboy
3 oatmeal with raisin cookies

December 26, 2009:
beef steak (x2)
rice (x3)
Ika Fry
sauteed vegetables
cheese french fries
creme de la creme in a mini cone
a serving of fruit salad
cashew tart

Ho ho ho! Looks like gaining weight is easier than losing it. And it's easier said than done. There goes all the diet and exercise. XD


Today, my bebz and I went to SM City Clark to spend our money. :)

First off, we ate at Karate Kid. I ordered Ika Fry. Carmine ordered Teppanyaki and Regina had Ramen. It was so yummy! I loooooooove Karate Kid!

Then, we went to the department store to shop. I bought a blouse from Bum while they bought some blush-on. Loooovely~

After that, we searched for books in Booksale. LUCKY DAAAAAY~ I finally found Emily's Quest by L.M. Montgomery. So far, I only saw it for sale in Fully Booked. It's a relief to find a cheaper copy. The book cost me 80 pesos but it's worth it. After Booksale, we went to National Bookstore.

Then, we went on a food trip. First stop is Potato Madness. That cost us 35 pesos each. Then, Regina bought some ice cream. Soon after, we spotted a new store: Amazing Cones. They serve pizzas in a cone. We bought minis. They had pizza in their cones. I chose Creme de la Creme because it sounds yummy... And it is! Yum yum~

After that, we went back to Angeles City to look for more clothes in 268 Shopper's Mart. I bought a blouse (85 pesos) and a white belt with designs (100 pesos). My two bebz also bought blouses.

Altogether, it was a fun-filled day. We hadn't gone out in months and it's a relief to spend this day with them. Thank you, bebz, for making this day special~!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Book Review - Timeline by Michael Crichton

Rating: 9/10

The novel is great, as to be expected of Crichton's prowess. The world he created is interesting and frighteningly realistic. The plot is easy to follow and the scientific explanations are short but precise. The only thing I find unnerving is the pattern he uses in this novel. Nonetheless, it is a great book and a great find. :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

S-s-s-s-hopping mishap!!

Yes, people! Haha, LOL!

Okay. This morning, we were walking around the department store. My sister and I were looking at the lamps and spotted a lava lamp. We were excited so we toyed around with it. My sister told me to flip it over, so I did. XD And then the bulb fell... I picked it up quickly and replaced it on the lower half of the lamp. But the saleslady saw it and walked over. She examined it and later told us to pay for it. It costs 400 pesos. (OOOOH MY~) Good thing I was bringing 500 pesos. :D My dad asked her why we should pay for it because it didn't break. (SWEAR~!!) Then she told us it was because the water got murky and there were bubbles on top. We were like, "EH?" But still, we paid for it. :P

Now it's beside me and we're waiting for the cutesy circles to form. XD

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kalai Gives Back

I attended the first part only, but it was fun. Absolutely, it was better than the Acquaintance party. I enjoyed the performance of the UPSA - UP Singing Ambassadors. Their voices are so nice and ethereal (I just love that word). I thought they were going to be the final performers but they weren't. Actually, they sang first. It's soooooo lovely!

I also liked the part when the Kalai maintenance and staff sang. I actually heard them practicing a while ago. See, their "practice place" was just outside our window (actually below, since we're on the second floor). It was really nice to see them on the stage, belting out to the tune of Christmas songs. It was also nice to see Ate Lita back. Aww. She may not be our floor's janitress but we missed her (I'm sure it's the same with my floormates).

The event wouldn't be "Kalai gives back" if there weren't any benificiaries, right? The proceeds of the ticket sales (which is a required 10 pesos per person) will go to the noche buena package of the Kalai maintenance and staff, including the lady guards. Plus, some of it will also go to a project of the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice. I forgot the name but it had something to do with feeding kids for 3 months with a 3,000 peso donation. Fun!

The Kalai dance group also performed. I couldn't see them, though, 'cause we were in the back row and some of the residents were standing up. :P

So, yes. I'm in my room right now, typing this up. They're holding the second part downstairs, at the basketball court. There's singing from the 3rd floor boys, I think. I don't like concerts that much so I'll stay here and wait for it to end... That'll be the start of the GAddesses Christmas Party. XD

All in all, I enjoyed my stay in Kalai for the year 2009. With the first release of Kalaibasa this January and the annual Pasafest, there's lots of things to look forward to in the next year. See ya~

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Hum. This is a random post, no? I'll make this short and quick. :D

First of all, I tripped this morning on my way back to my room. Yeah. Clumsy and all. Haha. But I didn't get scraped or something...

I'm creating another layout and this time it's Kogepan-themed. Well, I sort of put off the woman thing.

I don't know what day I'll go home this week. Friday? Or Saturday?

I think I'm going to miss my first Lantern Parade. Instead, we'l watch Ligligang Parul on December 19, 2009 at Robinson's Starmills in San Fernando. :)

Oh, and from now on, I think I'll be posting my expenses for the week. Haha!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tonight I can write the saddest lines by Pablo Neruda

This is a poem we read for English 11. It's a sad, sad poem and I really love it. Here it is:

Write, for example,'The night is shattered
and the blue stars shiver in the distance.'

The night wind revolves in the sky and sings.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

Through nights like this one I held her in my arms
I kissed her again and again under the endless sky.

She loved me sometimes, and I loved her too.
How could one not have loved her great still eyes.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
To think that I do not have her. To feel that I have lost her.

To hear the immense night, still more immense without her.
And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.

What does it matter that my love could not keep her.
The night is shattered and she is not with me.

This is all. In the distance someone is singing. In the distance.
My soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.

My sight searches for her as though to go to her.
My heart looks for her, and she is not with me.

The same night whitening the same trees.
We, of that time, are no longer the same.

I no longer love her, that's certain, but how I loved her.
My voice tried to find the wind to touch her hearing.

Another's. She will be another's. Like my kisses before.
Her voide. Her bright body. Her inifinite eyes.

I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Because through nights like this one I held her in my arms
my sould is not satisfied that it has lost her.

Though this be the last pain that she makes me suffer
and these the last verses that I write for her.

- Pablo Neruda

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Movie Review - Il Postino (1994)

Rating: 9/10

Il Postino tells the story of a postman who befriends the exiled Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. It's a touching tale of friendship and love that will touch anyone's heart. This is one of my favorite movies. :)

Today is...

PIG out day.

Whoa yeah. You read that right. I've been trying to somehow lose the weight I gained from three (?) weeks vacation with walking to and from my classes. Well, it's all been put to waste today. I still feel so full. But I don't feel like burping. Meh.

Anyway, here's some of the stuff that I ate:

2 plates of pancit
macaroni salad
a slice of White Forest cake with lotsa white chocolate

pancit palabok
5 to 6 pieces of squash tempura (yummy!)
sauteed veggies with strips of ham
4 pieces of lechon manok
two small slices of cassava cake
a glass of RC Cola

1 piece of roast beef
3 pieces of beef with gravy
chicken fillet (I got teh one with the wishbone!)
buko pandan
1 glass of Coke
(Again... NO RICE!)

Yup yup. ^^,

*pats stomach*

Not to mention that we had a little dinner party last night for my birthday. XD So faaaaaaat...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Two is better than one (Tagalog)

So yeah. After some moments of extreme meditation, here it is.

Unang stanza:
Naalala ko'ng suot mo nung una
Naglalakad at nang makita ka
Nasabing, "Pwede tayo."
At lahat ng iyong ginagawa
Ngumingiti tuwing naalala
Ngayo'y wala na nga ba

At tunay ngang
'Di ko kayang iwan ka
At tayong dal'wa'y sa isa't isa
Marami pang oras
Upang isipin ang hinaharap
Pero ngayon pa lang alam na ang bukas
Naisip bagay tayong dal'wa

Ikalawang stanza:
Naalala ko'ng hubog ng 'yong mukha
Ang labi mo't iyong mga mata
Hindi na malimutan
Tuwing ipipikit aking mata
Ikaw lang ang aking nakikita
Ngayo'y naniniwala

Na tunay ngang
'Di ko kayang iwan ka
At tayong dal'wa'y sa isa't isa
Marami pang oras
Upang isipin ang hinaharap
Pero ngayon pa lang alam na ang bukas
Naisip bagay tayong dal'wa

Naalala ko'ng suot mo nung una
Naglalakad at nang makita ka...

Na tunay ngang
'Di ko kayang iwan ka
At tayong dal'wa'y sa isa't isa
Marami pang oras
Upang isipin ang hinaharap
Pero ngayon pa lang alam na ang bukas
At naisip oooooh...
'Di ko kayang iwan ka
At tayong dal'wa'y sa isa't isa
Marami pang oras
Upang isipin ang hinaharap
At nalaman lang tapos na ang lahat
Bagay tayong dal'wa

Bagay tayong dal'wa

LOL. It's so corny, I know.