Friday, May 30, 2008
For other news, I got a new baby :) If last year it was D (my Nikon D40) and then a few months back it was Polly (my Nintendo DS Lite), now it's Tabby--my HP tx2000 series tablet laptop! I had been saving up for this baby for quite sometime now, and it was in and out of the market with its price going up and down. As soon as we got to SF, we headed to the only Circuit City store in a 30-mile radius where it was still available. And this is the last one in stock! Hahaha. Almost didn't make it!
We went in to the store, told the guy the model we're looking for, he says, "Yeah we have one." I go the counter, pay it and then leave. Yeah.
Anyway, SF layover was all about money this month. After paying a thousand or so for my laptop it was time to make tipid moves. Haha. I've sworn off being a nonchalant spender and keep in mind what my dad told me a few weeks back, "The problem that I see with you is that when you have excess money, you think of what you could purchase even if you don't need it; but when in fact you just have enough, you think of what you need and then you save for it." I'm quite guilty about this, especially this birthday month that I was home, I think I spent a month's pay in half a month.
So, enough window shopping for me. Will try to think of what I need instead of "browsing for what I need". Wish me luck!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
That song, by Hinder, makes me shiver every time I hear it.
I gotta whisper coz I can't be too loud
My girl's in the next room
Sometimes I wish it was you...
Fuckin' cheaters. I so hate cheaters, and just the thought that they're out there lurking plus the fact that anybody could actually become one pisses me off. As if cheating can't get any worse, it actually does. The worse part is when the person is married.
But girl you make it hard to be faithful...
If you can't be faithful with the one you're with right now, then leave him/her and go with the other one. There's no sense in being together when you aren't really in it. You have the guts, because you have the guts to go behind his/her back so use the guts and go head-on with your problem and tell your partner outright that you wanna see somebody else.
No I don't think she has a clue...
Knowing people cheat, that married people cheat, that some married people who you never expected could cheat are cheating makes me wanna throw up; kinda lost my faith on marriage for the meantime.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT
Right arm, 1 by half inch rectangular scar from an inflight oven burn~ think 180degrees Celsius
2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
A small corkboard and wall mirror
3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
Started snoring lightly when I gained weight, and when I'm really tired
4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
Kahit anong isend sakin: Alternative, Pop, Techno, Rock, R&B, Soul, Hawaiian,, wag lang Hard Rock aka Slapshock type :)
5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
To have the best of both worlds (al and family)
7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
San Francisco layover
8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
edi si Al, lagi nalang! kainis!
13. WHATS YOUR WORST FEAR?
To be unloved
14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
Not very particular with hair/eye colors, basta lang bagay
15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING / BEING PROPOSED TO AT?
Somewhere may sunset? But yea anywhere might just be as nice
16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?
Coffee! Tinatanong pa ba yan!
17. FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
Bacon, meat balls, extra cheese
18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Taho! Shet naman isang linggo na ko dito di pa ko nakakain ng taho ulet!
19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?
20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?
Like alive? Ew :)
21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
I think every gift is meaningful naman, I can't remember
22. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
Huh? Ano yun, paki explaaaaaaaaaaaaain!
24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
Brand does not matter, design does
25. WHO IS THE HOTTEST FEMALE/MALE CELEBRITY?
Female: Megan Fox
Male: Chad Michael Murray and that guy on Step Up 1
26. DO YOU HAVE A PET RIGHT NOW?
No he died a couple of months ago and nobody told me! WAH!
27. WHAT KIND IS IT?
28. WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING?
Been there, done that! Lech bat ganun!
30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
34. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF THE USA?
35. YOUR WEAKNESSES?
36. MET ANYONE FAMOUS?
37. FIRST JOB?
Technically eRep sa PeopleSupport
38. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
Yep to a classmate during first year highschool
39. DO YOU THINK EVERYONE OUT THERE HAS A SOULMATE?
Yes, some people are just too lazy to find em
40. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED THIS OUT?
Kausap si Al sa phone
41. HAVE YOU EVER HAD SURGERY?
42. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
Nothing I could think of right now
43. HAVE YOU EVER HAD BRACES?
Yes, two years to be particular
44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
That HP Laptop I've been eyeing for months!
45. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT?
46. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Katia came from a Russian ballerina(?) my mom saw on a magazine
47. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TURN OFF OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?
Feel na feel na gwapo: Kahit gano pa sya kagwapo kung ang ugali nya e feeling nya nagkandarapa sa kanya yung mga girls e pasensya sya dahil hindi ako madadapa
48. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU MISS ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL?
Tambay after classes
49. WHAT KIND OF SHAMPOO DO YOU USE?
50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
52. ANY BAD HABITS?
I don't smile when there's nothing to smile about
53. ARE YOU A JEALOUS PERSON?
A very firm NO
54. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yeah kasi hindi ako plastik
55. DO YOU AGREE WITH FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS?
You mean if I have friends with benefits or if I understand? LOL
56. DO LOOKS MATTER?
Kinda thought it does pero now I don't think like that anymore
57. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
Rolling my eyes
59. WHATS YOUR MAIN GOAL IN LIFE?
60. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?
I don't have one
61. HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR CELL PHONE?
62.WERE YOU A FAN OF BARNEY AS A LITTLE KID?
Bakit, cute ba sya?
63. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
I'm a master of it :)
64. MASHED POTATOES OR MACARONI AND CHEESE?
Mac and cheese men!
65. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
66. WHAT ARE YOUR NAMES?
Katrina, Katia, Tia, Kat, Katsie, Ryne, Rhino, Ninang, Ate~~
67. Sino nag-bura ng number 67??
68. WHATS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Mythbusters saka Aircrash Investigation
69.WHATS THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES?
70. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
Ben and Jerry's chocolate almond brownie fudge
71. DO YOU HAVE ALL YOUR FINGERS AND TOES?
72. DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER IN YOUR ROOM?
73. PLANS FOR TONIGHT?
Timog siguro or Q Av?
74. WHAT'S THE FASTEST YOU'VE EVER GONE IN A CAR?
75. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
Para may matutunan naman ako sa kanila
76. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
Secondhand Serenade songs :)
77. LAST THING YOU DRANK?
78. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
79. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX?
Eyes,, ay, hair?
80. WHAT DO U LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
81. FAVORITE THING TO HATE?
My weight, hahaha
82. FAVORITE MONTH OF THE YEAR?
May kasi birthday ko saka bakasyon days :) tapos December kasi Christmas
83. WHATS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CANDY?
84. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY AND TRULY HAD A BEST FRIEND?
Proud to say Yes
85. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOR?
86. EYE COLOR?
88. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
KFC and McDonald's: present in almost every country :)
89. FAVORITE RESTAURANT?
Hirap naman mag decide :) YlangYlang Cafe at Manila Hotel :)
90. DO YOU LIKE SUSHI?
91. LAST THING YOU WATCHED?
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (naks kumpleto! minsan lang manood ng tv yan)
92. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
Birthday ko din syempre
93. PLAY ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS?
Nothing im really good at, a little of piano and guitar
94. REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT?
I don't really care
95. KISSES OR HUGS?
96. RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE NIGHT STANDS?
97. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?
Bagong bala kay Polly (my DS Lite)
98. DO YOU HAVE A LOW SELF ESTEEM OR A HIGH SELF ESTEEM?
99. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
Wala, mga self-study Korean books galing kay MiJin
100. DESCRIBE YOUR LOVE LIFE:
OK naman, rolling (interpret!)
Monday, May 12, 2008
"We live our lives under the godless heavens, we turn to man's final question: how to be happy?
To elbow our way to the peak of the working world or leave the rat race behind? To strive without ceasing for the nicer seat, the bigger house, the better job, the faster car, the prettier woman, all the gilded laurels of the big boys -- oh, would you be happy then?"
"We think we know what it takes, but soon learn that we know nothing. Happiness is more than the absence of pain. Happiness is more than a momen of transient bliss."
"We think that the recipe for instant happiness is to stuff it all in. All the women you can bed, all the drink you can hold down, all the fast, white powder you can shovel up your greedy little snout. But hedonism is merely the desperate flight from unhappiness."
"Success is a prerequisite of happiness but it doesn't get you there. It merely means you have collected your boarding card. The foundation of lasting happiness is built on many things, not least knowing when you have got it good."
"What links the high priests of happiness is their emphasis on balance, especially between opposed principles. The balance between longterm goals and immediate needs; the balance between self-interest and social benevolence; the balance between our potential and our limitations; the balance between family and work, love and sex, me time and them time, delayed gratification and the needs of right here, right now."
"Happiness is not a permanent state. You can't suddenly and unexpectedly arrive there, as though it was a destination just beyond the edge of the A-Z. Even with all the stalwarts in place -- the work going well, the weight kept off, the money coming in, the family happy, the sun shining -- happiness comes and goes, and the heartbreaker is that we so rarely appreciate it when we are up to our necks in it."
Saturday, May 10, 2008
01:25 ~ I called dad to tell him I'm on my way home and he told me he isn't home: he's at Makati Medical Center where my mom is confined for the second night already. Late news! Mom didn't want me to worry so they didn't tell me; I asked the driver to drop me off at Makati Med instead.
01:58 ~ Woke Nanay up and got settled into a sofa. Dozed off.
06:30 ~ My eyemask gets pulled off and it's kuya waking up the birthday girl!
07:30 ~ Off to the hospital's chapel to hear mass.
08:10 ~ Walked my way to Asiana's office at HV Dela Costa street. Passed by Maxicare office to get referral letters. (I have decided that since every birthday marks another year of life, I will make it a point to get an annual physical/dental checkup every birthday. And since my mom is in the hospital, where better to get the checkups done?)
09:26 ~ Waiting outside a gynecologist's office. I'm fidgeting, it's my first time to do a gynecological checkup.
11:15 ~ Out carrying specimen and lots of doctor's papers, headed to the lab to get three tests done (the other three will be done the next day). Mom was settling her bills too, got released :)
13:35 ~ Strolling by Greenbelt 5, chose Chateau 1771 for my birthday lunch. The waitress overheard me talking about birthday plans and pulled of a Happy Birthday surprise together with other crew and with a signature 1771 coffee cake :) I so love surprises!
15:15 ~ Gave in to Nanay's request of desserts at Damaso.
16:00 ~ On our way to Manila to meet with kuya and the rest of the family.
16:48 ~ Arrived at Robinson's Midtown, Nanay and I went in to Dashing Diva at Beauty Bar to get our nails done. :) Mommy bonding! She's turning 50 in a week so she does deserve pampering.
19:00 ~ Kuya's finally off work so we start heading for a Korean resto at Jupiter Street but heavy rains flood the roads to our destination so we retreat and tried to find one in Malate.
20:18 ~ Finally found a good Korean resto at Malvar Street called Hwaro 92 :)
21:55 ~ All to Diamond Hotel for desserts and coffee. Another birthday surprise by the crew! Two more candles blown :)
23:39 ~ At home, finally.
Friday, May 09, 2008
I remember I applied for this job two years ago on my birthday. And now exactly two years later, they're on the hunt for flight attendants again. What's with my birthday and Asiana Airlines' hiring for cabin crew? Haha.. To those interested follow the directions here. Let's be workmates and suffer Korean culture together! Cool right? :)
Monday, May 05, 2008
One of my seniors, who happens to be also in the battle of getting SFO flights every month for her boyfriend, has told me that in this job, the pattern for LDR (long distance relationship) breakups is within the proximity of the second anniversary. If for normal relationships, it's the seven-year itch, it's just a couple of years here. I wondered why.
My opinion is that because the people in LDRs, if given the choice, would always opt for the non-longdistance one. That being said, they're always in the midst of giving up. Letting go after holding on. The strength, the courage and the enthusiasm to hold on depends on how happy the relationship is. But of course as in any relationship, it's not always smiles. So when time comes that a big argument errupts, they call it quits, as if to say it's not worth holding on to if during the only time you get connected (chat/phone/etc) you just fight.
Then there's this story of a friend's friend whose relationship lasted 18 years, before they got married. The woman filed for divorce after 8 years of marriage upon finding out that her husband had been cheating on her for four years already.
A friend in Santee, CA whose boyfriend happens to be with the US Navy had been waiting for her boyfriend for about nine months now. He went away on a mission. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but I guess too much absence makes you forget. They've just broken up a few days back, because he slept with another woman.
Yesterday I woke up with a wrenched feeling. I dreamt I was sleeping comfortably snuggled on my boyfriend's bed then I heard someone open the door then I saw Al. I was jolted wide awake realizing that in my dream I slept with another guy.