Sunday, October 31

Halloween Week part 3 - Costume Parties!

spent my weekends attending two halloween costume parties!! (nakakapagod din pala pag puro na lang PARTY!! hahaha) FUN!!

me in my halloween costume a.k.a Angel of Darkness (w/o wings)

Thursday, October 28

Halloween Week part 2 - Carving Pumpkins ^_^

Carving pumpkins is so much FUN!! except for the part where you need to remove the insides of the pumpkin.. too much work >_< but the result of all that hardwork paid off!! isn't it cute?? ^_^

Saturday, October 23

Halloween Week part 1 - randomness~~~

Pumpkin Field taken from my phone camera
Trick or Treat!! My very first costume for next week's 2-day Halloween Party ^_^ I'll be the Mysterious Angel of Darkness without her wings hahhaa.. it became mysterious because of the black mask hahaha...

Even though i failed my road test (x_x), its not gonna let me down!! better luck next time! and

Vampire Charisma



I always wonder why do vampires look so stunningly beautiful nowadays (except when their angry/furious X_X of course they'll be scary!) that sometimes you just can't stop looking (or stare!) at them. It might be because of there white and perfect complexion, smooth (or sometimes curly) and silky hair, s eductive eyes, lustful bodies (except for the fat vampires!! hahaha no offense there.. ;p) or their mysterious aura/personality. These descriptions are commonly seen in foreign countries (ok im basing it on the current shows nowadays on how they portray them) like in Europe (ever heard of pennsylvania or Count Dracula?) or America (of course the famous Twilight)... though they first started as ugly vampires now they evolved into beautiful damned creatures. In the Philippines, the Pinoy version of Vampires are called "ASWANG" and as long as i can remember the SHAKE, RATTLE and ROLL III was the most memorable and my favorite among all the sequels.. (Korni na kasi ung mga sumunod na shake, rattle and roll that i even lost count kung anung no. na hahaha) ^_^

Saturday, October 16

SAD OLD LOVE STORY

While cleaning my email, (getting rid of spam mails, old mails, and, etc.. organizing my mails, contacts, groups, and etc...) I found this really old sad love story that was sent to me by one of my classmates back in high school.. This love story was really popular back then! Its a simple love story two bestfriends who really love each other and both of them has no courage to tell it.

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10th grade
As I sat there in English class, I stared at the girl next to me. She was my so called "best friend". I stared at her long, silky hair, and wished she was mine. But she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. After class, she walked up to me and asked me for the notes she had missed the day before and handed them to her. She said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I wanted to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.


11th grade
The phone rang. On the other end, it was her. She was in tears, mumbling on and on about how her love had broke her heart. She asked me to come over because she didn't want to be alone, so I did. As I sat next to her on the sofa, I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine. After 2 hours, one Drew Barrymore movie, and three bags of chips, she decided to go to sleep. She looked at me, said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.


Senior year
The day before prom she walked to my locker. "My date is sick" she said; he's not going to go well, I didn't have a date, and in 7th grade, we made a promise that if neither of us had dates, we would go together just as "best friends". So we did. Prom night, after everything was over, I was standing at her front door step! I stared at her as she smiled at me and stared at me with her crystal eyes. I want her to be mine, but she doesn't think of me like that, and I know it. Then she said "I had the best time, thanks!" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.


Graduation Day
A day passed, then a week, then a month. Before I could blink, it was graduation day. I watched as her perfect body floated like an angel up on stage to get her diploma. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. Before everyone went home, she came to me in her smock and hat, and cried as I hugged her. Then she lifted her head from my shoulder and said, "you're my best friend, thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.


A Few Years Later
Now I sit in the pews of the church. That girl is getting married now. I watched her say "I do" and drive off to her new life, married to another man. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn`t see me like that, and I knew it. But before she drove away, she came to me and said "you came!". She said "thanks" and kissed me on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.


Funeral
Years passed, I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to be my "best friend". At the service, they read a diary entry she had wrote in her high school years. This is what it read: I stare at him wishing he was mine, but he doesn't notice me like that, and I know it. I want to tell him, I want him to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love him but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why. I wish he would tell me he loved me! I wish I did too... I thought to my self, and I cried.

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After reading it again, I've got to admit that i felt sick of it already... o_0 I don't know why but maybe its because of this line being used so many times: "I wanted to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why."

I only have one word for that guy... TORPE! (i dont really know how to say it in english but saying it in tagalog like that just fits it perfectly hahaha) I just don't understand it if he really loves that girl why oh why didn't he tell it to the girl in the first place hahaha let's say maybe he's afraid to ruin their friendship?, afraid that once he admits it to her the girl will start to stay away from him, afraid to face the consequences, or he's just plain TORPE!! 


On the other hand, is it right for a girl to do the first move??? hmmm i dont know but it might be a good thing and a bad thing as well.. GOOD thing because at least she'll be able to express what she really feels towards that guy and BAD thing because she'll never know how that guy will react to it... or maybe the guy might take advantage of her.. and.. hahaha what an imagination.. i really dont know what im talking about hahaha x_x


so complicated huh!! well, I'm definitely not a love doctor and im no good at this kind of stuff.. hahaha just expressing my opinion ;p

Wednesday, October 13

A-R-A-S-H-I

Here's a post dedicated to our beloved ARASHI. Its all about the current news i'll be able to gather about them.. i'll only be posting links here and some pictures though.. i'll be updating it every now and then.. and if you got any requests, questions, or updates that you want to share just leave a comment and i'll be on it.. ^_^

Enjoy!


Matsushita Nao & Arashi chosen as hosts for this year’s Kohaku Uta Gassen!

Arashi’s latest single “Dear Snow” sells more than 500,000 copies in the first week!

Arashi members celebrate their album’s million hit riding on the “Arashi JET”
Source: TokyoHive, Oricon Style, TokyoGraph

Stressful Day!! x_x

from 6 Lesson for Handling Stress by Christine Gorman (1/19/07)

This day is definitely not my day!! started the day with being worried and frustrated on what happened yesterday.. been (slightly) gloomy lately.. can't believe myself not looking forward to go to work because of my own mistake (well, just being ME!) and it just keeps getting worse.. i was so stressed at work that i think i kinda mess up with the task assigned to me.. it's the first time that i'll be doing it all by myself and i didn't like it.. well its because there so much to do with limited time you have plus the machine you're running is acting crazy.. and the result??? S-T-R-E-S-S!!!

"Just when everything goes so right and i'm happy.. there's always something or someone that will make it all wrong" - Piper, Charmed

Agree with Piper for that one! nothing last forever and that's how it is.. you need to experience both sides.. happy, sad, heaven, and hell..

Honestly, its not that i don't like my work but sometimes when you work longer, you actually realize what kind of things you want to do and start to compare it with other things and that's where the frustration all begins.. your mind keeps on saying "if i could only do that", "i want to do that!", "why is he/she gets to do that and me do this?", "hope something will go wrong so that i can do other stuff.", "glad its broken", and of course the most common "what ifs". And most of the time since your thinking that way you'll get distracted and easily mess up what your currently doing. That what happens to me.. resulting to frustration then stress!

Yet i know i can't be stressed the whole day 'coz there's other things that i need to do as well like prepare myself for the upcoming road (desperately want to pass it!). I've been practicing for more than 2 wks. and the test is already next week o_0.. good luck to me..

GANBATTE!!!

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i also want to share this cool MP3 that i really really like!!! just to change the topic.. ^_-

Ematic 8GB Touch Screen Video MP3 Player with 5MP Camera bundle w/ choice accesories

Here are the reasons why i like it:

  • 8GB flash memory stores up to 3000 songs, 34 hours of video or thousands of your favorite pictures

  • Expandable memory up to 12GB (microSD card not included)

  • This MP3 video player records over 48 hours of video with various special effects for full creative control

  • 5MP digital takes high-quality photographs and features special effects such as sepia, B&W and more

  • Bright 3" widescreen QVGA display with intuitive touchscreen controls

  • Built-in FM tuner and recorder lets you listen to your favorite stations and record radio broadcasts

  • etc. ...


  • To view more click here

    its just awesome!! can't wait to go buy one!! this is the other side of being me... when i'm stressed i looked online for some gadgets that i know will cheer me up and in the end i usually get it!! (cool huh!) with being strict on money and minimizing my expenses.. ^_^

    Monday, October 11

    Mall of America


    What a tiring Sunday!! (whew!) even though i need to go to work that night and have 3 hrs of sleep only.. who cares!! It was FUN, FULFILLING and WORTHY! Its a girl's hang out (no boys included!! haha) that was filled with shopping, taking pictures, talking, and walking all around nonstop!!

    It was a double celebration: Kam's birthday (Happy Birthday!) and my first visit to Mall of America. I was on a mission to compare which one is bigger Mall of Asia (also called MoA back in the Philippines) or Mall of America.. so its MoA (Pinas) vs. MoA (US)

    hmm..even though i wasn't able to tour and explore the whole area of Mall of America, all i can say is its definitely larger than Mall of Asia.. well that's my opinion.. ;p

    Here are some pictures i took from my trip to the mall ^_^


    To all my guy friends out there!! ^_^


    I swear this place looks familiar..hmmm.. I think i saw it before in the movie Baby Geniuses.. (not sure!)
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    Quote for the day:


    "Being still and doing nothing are two different things." - Karate Kid

    Saturday, October 9

    Lazy and Busy Weekend!!

    Since i work 3rd shift, I usually start my weekend Friday morning and start work Sunday evening.. I know it's kinda crazy but thats just how it is.. good thing I'm already used to it but sometimes its just hard to sleep at night when your already so used sleeping during the day..

    NOTE: This entry is quite long so goodluck reading it.. ^_-

    Friday (10-8-10)

    Got home from work around 8am, and i really had a good mood that day.. dont know why but im just happy.. maybe its because TGIF!! rest from work and more sleep.. what more can i ask for hahaha!..
    i started doing my chores with the thought that i need to finish it quickly cause im scheduled to have a video chat with my brother to instruct him on how to fix his virus-infected laptop.. He was fooled by a silly and unknown pop-up on his screen saying that he needs to scan his laptop right away because its infected by a virus so he immediately click "YES" and BOOM!!! now there's a lot of pop-ups appearing on his screen and he cant get rid of it and its also blocking him from using other application..

    (Being able to work as a computer techinician back from the Philippines, my siblings started relying to me whenever they have computer problems..)

    We spend 2hrs trying to fix it but unfortunately we failed. After all that experience working as a computer technician, i realized that my knowledge was just not enough.. provided that we're doing it through the video chat and he doesn't have enough resources that we need..(like he doesn't know his drivers, what kind of vista he is using, etc.) its really hard to tell specially when your just communicating thru chat.


    And what's worst we haven't even started the troubleshooting yet when the laptop started to act weird! we we're trying to access the safe mode (cause its easy to do the troubleshooting in there less the pop-ups) but it keeps on going into the start-up repair.. 0_o we finally decided to do a complete Windows PC Restore isnce he said there's no important files in his computer but it failed 'coz there's no backup image created.. (GeeZ!!) So we tried doing the System restore instead. Since he was just infected recently there might be a chance we'll be able to go back to the date when the laptop was not yet infected still we failed again 'coz there was no restore point created in the first place.. (Bad Luck!!) T_T

    Good thing my good friend is online so we started a conference and talked about the possible solution for it.. But in the end, we finally realized that its hopeless.. since my brother doesn't have the installer CD's needed for reformatting his laptop.. (his laptop came from the US and doesn't have the OS and drivers cd with it) We even considered formatting it Vista to Windows 7 but still we need to know the drivers for his laptop.. and so it was hopeless!!..

    Finally, i just advice him to bring it to Kuya Angel (the computer technician that we're familiar with and been really good with us.. i've also been learning a lot from him when it comes to computers!) Hopefully, Kuya Angel will be able to fix it.. ^_^

    After giving up on troubleshooting, i started doing my favorite hobby.. watch my shows: Charmed, Legend of the seeker, JdoRamas, Kimi ni Todoke, Facebook - Castle Age, Fangirling, and downloading more shows! ^_^

    At 9pm, i was getting really sleepy after being awake for more than 24 hrs. so i decided to go to bed... finally a good night sleep!!


    Good Night, Sleep Tight, Little Bunnies by Dawn Apperley

    OYASUMI!!

    Saturday (10-9-10)


    Sunrise at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, MN by Jeremiah Peterson

    OHAYOU!!

    Woke up 7am, i was thinking to do some warm-up exercise to keep my body strong and healthy all day but failed doing it.. i ended up lying in bed for the next 30 mins. before getting up.. (talk about being lazy huh!)
    I finally come to my senses and decided to do my weekend routine.. fix my bed, comb my hair, open the blinds and curtain, check the kitchen for dirty dishes, and take a shower..



    almost forgot that i'll be practicing my driving skills again.. better get ready for that upcoming road test o_0 I don't if I'm improving but lately i'm losing my confidence if i'll be able to pass the test or not.. oh well i guess im just getting nervous! I was glad to hear from my cousin that i'm improving somehow.. that definitely lift up my fighting spirit! ^_^ and addition to that i like the car that i was practicing... love the color, love the interior, love it! for the first time i finally know what kind of car i want..! yeah!

    After that, we went to Aaron's Pump It Up Birthday Party! While the kids have fun playing inside, the adults (yep! including me.. can't believe it im calling myself an adult 0_o) also had fun outside.. picnic, taking pictures, modeling, and non-stop chika..

    Before going home, i have to stop by a pharmacy and look for the right facial wash to get rid of this pestering acne on my forehead... never had this many pimples before T_T.. and i don't know why im having them right now.. it might be because im still not used to the weather here.. i really dont know what's the cause of this.. just want to get rid of it! agh!! x_x and i hate the feeling of having such oily face.. it makes me feel like a greasy pan!!!! x_x



    I'm so excited to get home to try that Acne removal Kit i just bought!! reading the direction carefully on how to use it.. i happily applied it on my face with the thoughts of hoping it'll work.. Step 1: facial wash, Step 2: Toner, and Step 3: Lotion.. it says i'll be able to see some results after 3 days with regular use twice a day.. crossing my finger for it!! ^_^

    Thursday, October 7

    TACOStastic!! TACOSlicious!! TACOSreffic!! (^_^)

    TACOS all day... dinner (Taco Bell), lunch at work and breakfast (Jessica's Chicken-Doritos Tacos).. what a treat!! just can't get enough of TACOS!! (^_^) 
    You might be wondering why i started it with dinner first? well, i'm working at night.. so that means for me Night is Day and Day is Night.. crazy work shift huh!! but once you get used to it.. it's not that bad except for the weekends!! (o_0)

    Its great working with people you get along with! makes working something to look forward to and less boring.. I'm so thankful that i got the chance to work with these people.. ^_^ and its really nice of our ever cool supervisor to arrange a special day for us.. where we can have potluck every week plus additional 15mins. in our break time.. just to chill, relax, and get to know each other better.. but my other co-worker would rather sleep than to join the fun.. hahaha which is ok since he have another job to do just after our shift.. very hardworking indeed huh!

    Anyways, back to that potluck.. every week there would be somebody assign to bring food and when everybody's turn is done, we simply just start all over again with the first person assign to bring food.

    Here are some of the food that each of us shared during our turn:

    Sherise: Sloppy Joes and Chips

    Emily: Pizza Pinwheels and Watermelon
    Ashley: Pizza Bagels
    Carlos: Domino's Pizza - Pepperoni
    Me: Puto and Pancit ^_^
    Dave: Chili and Home-baked bread
    Jessica: Chicken-Doritos Tacos
    YUMMY!! what a feast!! ^_^

    Wednesday, October 6

    VS ARASHI Special guests: Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz

    Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz playing the "Rolling Coin Tower"
    Since this is the first time to welcome Hollywood stars as guests on “VS Arashi”, all members were extremely excited, especially, Sakurai Sho who is a big fan of Cameron. -- by Shiso (TokyoHive)
    (for more info about the article click here)

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    This is one of the latest news about ARASHI that definitely caught my attention. I hope that the STORMY teamsub will be able to sub this episode of VS ARASHI.. really looking forward for that! (crossing my fingers!!)

    Speaking of Arashi (here goes my fangirling ;p), here are some of the latest news about them:

    > Arashi’s tracklist for next single “Hatenai Sora” revealed! (TokyoHive)
    > Arashi's Love Rainbow is on the no. 1 spot on Oricon Monthly Charts for September! (TokyoHive)

    Source: TokyoHive

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    now time for me to finish watching My Girl starring Aiba Masaki (^_^).. So many shows to watch so little time (o_0)..

    Tuesday, October 5

    FINAL FANTASY XIV - IKUTA TOMA

    IKuta Toma stars in a new Final Fantasy CM!!

    OMG!! How cool is that! I'm so amazed with this CM! Totally Awesome! Glad to hear it from Little Cely's youtube channel (you can also check it out if you like. that's where i get my juicy info about johnny's artists specially ARASHI, NEWS and of course my beloved IKUTA TOMA (^_^) Yay! for Little Cely for sharing it and answering to fellow jpop fans requests. Keep it up!! )

    Here's a preview of what the CM looks like: http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/#/media/cm/detail/CM60sec
    There are 4 videos available on the site - 3 CM's and the making of the CM with Toma's message on what he thinks about it.

    Also, here's another link about an article made by Shiso in TokyoHive (click it! ^_^) for more additional info.

    just as what LittleCely said.. there's only one word to describe it: "Kakkoi!"

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    credit to: LittleCely,
                  TokyoHive,
                  http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/#/media/cm/detail/MAKING
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    Oh well, can't get enough of Toma.. (^_^) agh! need to go to work now.. i'll watch it again later!! (^_^)

    Monday, October 4

    Happy and Sad


    Did you ever wonder on how one person can change his/her mood so fast in just one day?!?! from being happy then sad... and vice versa..  Some call it having MOOD SWINGS. In medical terms, they associated it with depression or a bipolar disorder.

    Different moods
    *Photo found in Google*
    Sigh! Why am i talking about this right now?? coz it just happened to me today. well it does occur to me from time to time and it doesnt even mean that im in a bipolar disorder (Hell no! LOL!). I just want to write about what happen to me today and have a good introduction to it (^_-). For me, "my mood swings" are unexpected and unpredictable (who knows when, where, or how it'll happen) and its simply happening because of the good and bad news or events that affect my day drastically, things that I can't prevent from happening (even though how hard i try) and sometimes my very own stupidity. (~_~)

    ~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~O~

    Just cant stop thinking bout what happen today at work.. one of my co-worker comes back after being absent for a week and the other will be terminated after this week.. both of which had been really close to me even though the other one creeps me out sometimes. (o_0) 

    Anyway, it made me realize a lot of things and so it hit me with the thoughts of: nothings permanent.. people come and go.. and everything happens for a reason..

    Sunday, October 3

    Practice makes Perfect!!

    
    Whatta weekend!! (^_^) 2 days of practice driving around the neighborhood. My road test is coming up and I need to get ready for it! Hopefully I'll be able to pass it and finally get my very own driver's license (crossing my fingers!!!) Then the next challenge will be is to drive on ICE!! (x_x)
    So taking one step at a time for all of this will be a good way to start it!

    Speed Limits. Stop Signs. Yield. Park. Pedestrians. Intersections. Traffic Lights. Signal. Turn. (0_o) (going crazy!! hahaha)

    "Stay focused! Don't Panic. Stay Calm. Stay on your side of the road not in the middle!" Words of wisdom from my brave instructors (my cousin and her fiance). So brave of them to accompany me while I step on the gas and make wide turns on the other side of the road. ;p. Thanks for the patience and support. (^_^)

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    Weekend is finally over and it's time to get to work! Time to earn more money!! Work! Work! Work!!
    I'm definitely looking forward for this week's potluck at work! TACOS!! Yum!!!

    Saturday, October 2

    DAY 1


    At last, my very own blog! This will be my 2nd blog. already forgot my account for my 1st blog (x_x) well past is PAST!!

    still in the editing stage.. so its still kinda messy ;p
    i'll make the layout better next time.. so till then let's be patient 'bout that.

    Reasons why i decided to have a blog.
    > To familiarize myself with css/html codes. I definitely need to get used to it (again!). I'm losing my edge (x_x)
    i'm missing the days where i used to make my own website back in college for a particular subject (COEAPP2).
    > To speak my mind. I've always been a frustrated writer (0_o)
    > To keep track on what's happening in my life. Time moves so fast! specially when your just about to enjoy your day.

    I may not able to update it on a daily basis but i'll definitely post my most special memories!
    Enjoy reading! and please dont forget to post your feedbacks.. positive or not.. (hopefully no negative reactions!) ;p

    Yoroshikon!

    credits to TAGA-DON