Sunday, April 27, 2008

ESBL Final Four teams


ESBL Basketball at its finest...

Please click on ESBL at its finest to view the video

Check out www.maguiresports.com for more details.

an eventful end of week (april 25-26): earth day jamming party

it was really an eventful 2 days for me...
after meeting up with my friends Sheryll and Misty at
Starbucks Festival for a quick catching up with life etc etc...


I had to run off to tomas Morato, QC to catch
the Earth Day Jam and watch a lot of performers esp Sitti...

and the coup de grace....to set up mJ's surprise bday party...




check out the links and pictures here

an eventful end of week (april 25-26): different colors of the day

I know there was a reason why I hardly wear spag strapped shirts to school or wherever I go...and when I do wear them I always have a bolero top...eh ganun eh...

pero last Friday...it was hot as always...and I stayed inside the office anyway ...add to that the AC isn't working properly...so I took off my bolero top...eh maong pa sya haha...and when I just had to leave the office to go do some errands I just put on the bolero again....
the whole time...sa office pa lang...pinagtitripan na ko ng officemates ko...ano yan suot mo? panyo?! haha...sabi ko na lang...di nyo pa ba toh nakita? nasuot ko na toh dati ah (in one of our annual beach outings)...oh well....they most likely forgot about it...then they can't resist and ask...may lakad ka ba? meron po...sa tomas morato!....ahhhhh
fast forward to tomas morato and the surprise party at mcdo (will get to that in another blog)
pareho pala kaming nakaBLUE ni Joy

so my barkada from the zens...as expected were not used to seeing me in such a getup...I removed my top na kasi ang init na talaga...and I had to ask permission from them pa ha...well sort of...haha...ang init talaga...di tumalab yung aircon sa bar...oops! nasa balcony nga pala kami...so open air...haha...


and sa mcdo party....i even got more ribbing...i distinctly remember Joy saying that...Kit panyo ba yan suot mo?...nde noh bandana! hahaha....and this Law (kainis ka talaga sana nanatili ka na sa US!)...he made matters worse by exclaiming that what I had on was like those hankies of El Shaddai ... bwisit! hay naku...


and when Sitti had to bid us farewell...of course I had to have my picture with her...and she gamely posed...rubbing "the hanky" i was wearing with her hand in the air as if praying....


hay naku...at least pareho kaming naka BLUE! haha



p.s. I can't rub off the habit tho....I'm not used to .... I'm not a "huggy" person...so when Sitti was about to bid me goodbye...I thought she was going to buzz my cheek in farewell like she usually does but what she did was to give me a hug...as in...yikes! eh nangggigil ata sakin ang bruha at tagal nya ko niyakap huh wehehe...nahiya naman ako itulak sya wahaha...so had to bear it and grin haha...when she finally let go of me and to hid my embarrassment I just brought her to mJ and told mJ in front of Sitti...alam mo kaw talaga ang rason kung bakit ako nag tomas morato at hindi si Sitti haha...wala lang....kahit pala sino...di ako sanay ...sorry am not a "huggy" person really...



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so what if I like the color GREEN huh?! eh lasalista ako eh! haha....

and so what if i like mcdo's green apple sprite float!!? eh wala na kasi yun bubble gum sprite float nila eh....yoko naman ng beer float! oops! cook float pala...
so there was miggy....looking weirdly at me while I was sipping my sprite float...he goes...anong lasa nyan? masarap ba yan? he kept on asking me...kasi daw naweweirduhan sya sa itsura...sa kulay to be exact...atenista kasi at ayaw siguro ng kahit anong green! haha
pero ang loko...sbi nya...kasi ang weird ng kulay...at iba daw ang naiisip nya....at un mga gross minded dyan malamang magegets nyo na ang iniisip ni miggy...haha
sabi ko nga...nauso toh nung Shrek meal ng mcdo eh...kakulay tlga ni shrek...
so sue me...eh gusto ko yung lasa nya!
and I convinced miggy to go and order one for himself...which he bravely did haha...and he changed his mind and said...ok naman pala sya haha
yun isa gross minded, yun isa naman green minded haha


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Orange was the color at Mcdo....because it was mJ's surprise party! sayang tho di kami nakahanap ngorange na cake para lahat na orange...
dapat pala nag orange kaming lahat pero mahahalata kasi nga naman surprise diba haha...
we were delegated to do some stuff for the surprise party...and it was a coincidence why almost everything there was ORANGE...of course I guess since we knew that mJ's fave color was orange...so it was a given diba...haha
wala bang orange na roses? haha

Saturday, April 26, 2008

panda bear

I always believed that "you learn something new everyday"

and just on my way "home" from an eventful night in QC with my friends (last Saturday) - was riding the MRT with Happiness (gawin ba anonymous ang identity?! wahaha) and she mentioned why her YM status msg lately was "panda babe"...because lately she had erratic sleeping patterns...and one day when she reported for work...her officemates exclaimed...anong nangyari sayo? mukha ka na panda?! - because of the dark circles under her eyes

haha

so if I don't get home and get some shut eye...since I haven't slept in 24 hours wohoo! - only a few winks in the bus (don't want to miss my stop so I kept "awaking" myself)...then I'd turn into a panda bear too

haha

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

spinach and mushrooms

i was thinking...

you know whoever thought of Popeye gaining more strength when eating spinach...
is a vegetarian! haha

and whoever thought of Mario growing bigger and moving faster with the use of the mushroom... is an advocate of Campbell's no doubt

sorry yan ang random thought ko today kasi ito shirt ko ngayon eh

David Cook takes on the Phantom


It's Andrew Lloyd Webber week in American Idol

and I sooo love the music from the Phantom of the Opera and discovering that David Cook is singing Music of the Night was simply brilliant!

goose bumps people...goose bumps!

He is really a versatile performer!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

random thoughts on earth day

and before the title misleads you...nope you won't see earth saving tips here - maybe not entirely but these are just thoughts runing in my head yesterday during earth day haha

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2 of my kids visited me in the office yesterday...

the first guy just lurked...he was making excuses coz it was obvious going to the guidance office that day was not the main reason he was in school...he further confirmed that by groggily saying that he just woke up...yah right and i sleep in evan rubber shoes too! haha

the second guy...poor guy...was trying to impress me and sheila (she was in my cubicle when he passed by) I guess because...amidst his asking our advice on whether he should enrol in this other review center for the summer...he goes and blurts out...miss nakikita nyo ba toh suot ko...zarra yan (I had to ask how it's spelled)...duh! who?...i was dumbstruck dumbfounded and he was staring at me like 'from what planet are you from?'...sorry but the name isn't familiar...miss naman!...he said his whole outfit was from that boutique...and sheila said it was this boutique in MOA....ohhhh kay....so?! hahaha...then I go...cute ka naman eh...naka pink ka kasi...bagay sa lalake ang pink (that was no joke, Christian!) and when he left to do his errand in another office... sheila further enlightened me that most of the items from that clothing store cost around a thousand bucks each...wahahaha i knew that one was a rich kid haha...

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i was planning to celebrate or at least commemorate earth day yesterday...by not using the aircon in the office...in the first place it wasn't emitting cool air that much anyway...hayup! and just opened my window...pero wala rin ang init! haha...if i really wanted to save I would have shut down mypc and just left the office and conserve electricity wahaha...

of course not haha

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I am not a domesticated person...I don't know how to cook...but I do believe now that when you're hungry enough and want to eat...you'd be more than eager enough to learn...

so the other day...i cooked fishball in the office! wahahaha ... the pantry was smelly afterwards! haha good day i brought along my workshirt...and they shouldn't complain coz they enjoyed munching away...

yesterday...I was armed to cook hotcake naman...though I didn't end up cooking it really...I just added and mixed the batter...and Pat did the cooking while Emma and I watched haha...I insisted that we should have 6 cakes coz that was what the box said...so we did have 6...and 2 extras haha...little yellowish (not so brown kaya ang ganda) hotcakes for merienda! yup! nde po breakfast...merienda haha...when we ate...emma had to eat more of the left over batter haha i used to do that too and eat more of the batter than of the cooked hotcake...

at dahil naghotcake ka...pa-burger ka naman! burger! burger! burger!

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and since it's earth day...and I was the one who posted here about the Starbucks earth day disc...of course I did not pass up the chance to have an excuse to go to my fave hangout...

after my errand...my mom fetched me and we went to Starbucks BF Pque...I wanted to see where Kim was working...she wasn't the one who greeted me at the cashier and when she eventually came out and saw me...the other barista was quite confused coz I was then directing my orders to Kim instead of him haha...wala ba akong discount kung bumili ako nung tumbler ngayon?!...

had to order green tea for Ma (yikes!) sige earth day naman eh go green! haha...of course I had my tumbler with me and got the P40 discount...Ma of course didn't kasi wala naman sya tumbler eh...

We didn't stay long coz Ma was feeling chilly...of course that's what happens when you drink something cold in a colder atmosphere haha...

too bad wasn't able to have my pic taken with the barista Kim maybe next time when I get back there...though I liked the smiley in the plastic cup haha

odiba green! earth day eh


hindi lang kita pero may smiley diyan after my name



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and speaking of burger....haha

there were lots of new restos pala in BF Pque huh...as in...new restos near BF Ruins...Gloria Maris...Pier One...Rai Rai Ken...that place will really be bustling once Robinson's Supermarket opens (wawa naman ang Tropical)...and there we saw Hotshots Burger haha...

burger! burger! burger! burger!

yup we took home our dinner from that place...sarap talaga burger dun...grilled kasi kaya kakaiba lasa nya para sakin

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and you thought my day ended that time...nop! maaga pa eh....haha...nagaya si buddy at ayun tambay daw kami....hanep! lumayas pa ako ng bahay ng 930pm...

and with my washed starbucks tumbler...went off and met up sa Mcdo Philam...then of course headed off to Starbucks for another discount haha...though I did not drink anymore coz diba i had mine earlier and I already had my burger! hanep sa katakawan...

after having a crink in the neck watching people entering Starbucks at around 11pm ...may nakita pa kami na family ha with lola and lolo (tho sa yellow cab sila nagpunta haha) dumating naman si Mylo...so syempre...what's up with you girl?...had just to ask about my former student - her younger brother - at ayun still the same...kainis! ewan ko ano kahihinatnan nun (he stopped studying and is busy with his SK)....

haaay at least good news came from Mylo...she's barely surviving college and she told me...she was the only one left in her barkada who is still in La Salle...nagsilipatan na sila waaaa... she's surviving amidst practices and competitions with fencing...huwat?! fencing huh!

Good luck with that, Mylo!

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kainis ha! nagddry na ang lips ko...ang init...global warming ito!...pansin ko na talaga...haha


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and yup I'm celebrating earth day with other people in Tomas Morato, QC this Friday...my problem would be...how to get there...haha

Monday, April 21, 2008

Earth Saving Tips

someone by the name of docneil posted this in my guestbook...so let's share...

in celebration of Earth Day, April 22



Earth Saving Tips from
Earth ShareFall 1997

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Fall Planting Pointers
Though many people gear up to work on their yards and gardens in the spring, fall is actually an ideal time for yard work. By the time autumn rolls around, summer heat waves are long past, rainfall is usually more plentiful, and new trees, bushes and flowers have a greater chance of surviving than they would if they were planted during a hotter season.
Here are a few ideas for bringing your garden to life in the fall:

Compost the leaves. Rake the leaves into a corner of your yard and leave them there until next fall. During the year, the leaves will decompose into a crunchy mulch you can use to insulate flowerbeds or improve soil texture.

Fertilize organically. When preparing your soil for next year, add organic, slow-release fertilizers that will help enhance your soil over time. Most garden stores today carry a wide variety of organic fertilizers; many catalogue companies also sell organic products. See Earth Share's Web site at www.earthshare.org for more tips on gardening organically or check out your library for more information.

Plant trees. Choose species native to your area as well as those that are drought and pest resistant and can grow in the kind of soil and amount of sunlight available on your property.

Gauge your garden. Replace plants that demand too much water or attract too many bugs.

Back to School
As the kids get ready to return to school why not teach them some simple conservation tips:

Lunch break. Pack kids' lunches in lunch pails or canvas bags instead of throwaway paper bags.

Consider reusing plastic sandwich bags or only using durable plastic containers. Start with the basics.
Remind kids to turn off the lights in the bathroom or cloak room when leaving, throw away trash found on the school playground, use both sides of the paper and save unused chalk, pens or art supplies.
Check out schools' recycling programs. Ask whether recycling bins are accessible and if the kids are encouraged to use them.

DON'T SPOOK MOTHER NATURE

Halloween can be a lot of fun, but it's also a time when you can either trick -- or treat -- Mother Nature. These tips will help you treat the Earth right on this spooky night.

Dress down. Rather than buy a new costume you (or your child) will only wear once and throw away, make one out of clothes and fabrics you already have. You can also get terrific "costumes" at thrift shops and yard sales. Swap costumes with neighbors and friends. Donate your kids' used costumes to day care centers or shelters.

Bag it. Send your kids out to collect their candy with reusable buckets, canvas bags or pillowcases.
Redecorate. Keep Halloween decorations from year to year so you don't need to buy new ones each season.
Recycle. Once Halloween is over, recycle your pumpkins, the straw you used to build scarecrows and any other organic material by composting it. The compost can be used as fertilizer for your garden.
Teach your children. Urge your children to dispose of their candy wrappers in their bags or in trash cans rather than on the street.

Keep it simple. When you're buying treats to give out, choose items that come in a minimum amount of packaging. Some folks skip the candy altogether in favor of useable treats like pencils, pens, funky erasers and even nickels! Believe It or Not! The typical U.S. house loses 25% of its heating and cooling energy through its windows. If all the windows in the U.S. were energy efficient, we'd save up to 2.5% of the amount of energy the U.S. consumes each year. We could save about 200 gallons of oil for every household in the U.S. if all windows in the country were efficient. Environmentally improved windows have the potential to pay back up to three times their cost in energy savings.

COOL THE GLOBE

Global warming occurs because carbon dioxide (CO2) and other gasses released by the combustion of fossil fuels are building up in the atmosphere and preventing the sun's heat from escaping back into space. Many scientists, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are concerned that global warming could lead to serious changes in our climate, causing more dangerous storms and hurricanes, rising sea levels, and the spread of tropical diseases. In
December, delegates from around the world will meet in Japan to determine ways their countries can reduce fossil fuel emissions.

You can do your part at home:
Drive a fuel-efficient car. If your new car gets 10 mpg more than your old one, you can reduce CO2 emissions by 2,500 pounds a year. Walk, bike, carpool or use mass transit. If you leave your car at home two days a week, you'll reduce CO2 emissions by 1,590 pounds a year.

Weatherize your home. Insulate walls and ceilings, caulk and weatherstrip around doors and windows, and wrap your water heater in an insulating jacket to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4,000 pounds a year. Use energy-efficient appliances. If you replaced your existing refrigerator with a high-efficiency model, you'd reduce your CO2 emissions by 220 pounds a year. Energy-efficient appliances are now available for microwave ovens, stoves, dishwashers and computers, as well.
Reduce, reuse and... Recycle? You guessed it. Buying food and other products in reusable or recyclable packaging can reduce CO2 emissions by 230 pounds a year, while recycling all of your home's waste newsprint, cardboard, glass and metal can reduce emissions an additional 850 pounds a year.

At the office, consider these additional ideas: Turn off the power. Flick off lights and turn off computers and other equipment when you leave your office for long periods of time. Use e-mail.
Use electronic mail and electronic faxes rather than paper and the postal system whenever possible.
Use a reusable mug. Choose reusable over throwaways as much as possible. Support company programs to save energy.
Participate in company carpools, waste paper recycling programs and environmentally friendly landscape strategies.
Tele-commute if possible.

WINDOW DETAILS

With winter coming on, it makes sense to "tune up" your windows so they keep the heat in and help you save money on energy bills.
Consider these suggestions:
Caulk window frames. Don't let the hot air out. Caulk around window frames to prevent heated air from leaking out or cold air from sneaking in. Cover windows with curtains and shades. A wide variety of insulated curtains, shades and window treatments is commercially available from hardware stores as well as specialty decorating centers.
Check your telephone directory for nearby listings. Replace old windows with energy-efficient models. Single-pane glass provides only a thin barrier to the outside and can account for considerable heat loss and gain. You can replace single-pane windows with those made of double- or triple-panes, or with "low-e" glass, which allows full sunlight to pass through the window but reduces the amount of heat that is transmitted. You can also investigate heat-absorbing glass, which reduces the amount of heat that passes through the glass and into a room.

Friday, April 18, 2008

American Idol's David Cook

I'm having a David Cook song festival hehe

David Cook AI Season 7

He should win...
I mean really!

David Cook AI Season 7

If only we can vote...I would spend all my load on voting for him!

david cook AI top 24


Thursday, April 17, 2008

music appreciation lessons @ The Podium

Sorry for the grainy pics...told you my cam is problematic lately




This is my first time to watch this OPM Soul Child, Julianne...
I can't describe whether I was anxious or excited...maybe a lot of both...I know for a fact that I was babbling when I met her...grabe! awestruck ba?! She's charming, friendly and pretty in person huh...and she was in a green sundress haha
So anyway...back to the music...what da?! akala mo kung sinong expert...haha
She did her sound check first...and I was wondering why she was all alone on stage...hmmm...one woman show pala sya that night...and my friends told me...wait till you hear her with a full band...OMG! goose bumps in anticipation of that! hehe...


I honestly admire people who can play the guitar...more so for women who can sing and strum =P...I don't know maybe because I've associated guitar players to males...so anyone - any female who can sing superbly and play the guitar...is plus pogi points for them haha

So as I was listening raptly to her sing...I kept on poking my friend's back, sitting in front of me: grabe! ang galing ha! ang galing nya! ... I think I did that more than twice haha...I wasn't attentive to her though coz I was writing down something in my planner and texting friends na ang kukulit hehe...but what was amazing about her music is that it seeps into your consciousness and can't help but really feel her songs...nyahaha too deep ba..haha...and I also like how she connects with her audience through her spiels...I like listening to the stories behind her songs...and yup! her album Grateful has all original compositions...talo nya lolo ko!


Playlist:Blackbird (I associate this to the movie I am Sam starring Sean Penn)Thank You (from her album)Put your records on (Corrine Bailey Rae)Tulak ng bibig..kabig ng dibdib (her famous single and which first attracted me to her music surely) Video (and not radio! hehe, by Indie Arie) Englishwoman in NY (originally Englishman in NY by Sting)Queen in me (I'm beginning to really like this song of hers...ang cute eh!)


After her brief show leaving me wanting for more...she chatted with the audience...had her picture taken with these basketball players - foreigners who dig her music too despite the fact they didn't understand "tulak ng bibig" for sure hehe...had my picture taken with her again...and my new Grateful CD signed together with my planner haha...

I assured Julianne that I will catch another of her gigs and she bid us farewell as rain started pouring that night...So I rate this one woman show of Julianne a 9 out 10 (what more kung full band diba?)

another kaladkarin adventure


define kaladkarin...
This was my Ym status msg early this am...and one of my kids PM'ed me and said...yung po "kalapateng mababa ang lipad"...of course this was not what he really typed...the term he used was more direct and vulgar and so I just had to censor this haha...

Then my officemate buzzed me and gave this in reply: paghila sa taong ayaw magpahila...partly true for me...coz I was more than willing to go haha

Another friend of mine who knew about my recent adventure replied and gave her two cents: kaladkarin yung nakikitulog sa bahay ng iba na walang baon na damit
wahahaha...I should know!


I believe I'm more than fortunate that I am allowed to go just about anywhere by my mother...but of course within reason and as long as she knows I'd be brought home safely or I would be with safe and reliable friends or sleepover at someone's place basta hindi lang hassle...truth to tell...wala na naman magagawa nanay ko kasi madalas nagpapaalam ako pag nasa labas na ako ...in short...pinapa-alam ko na lang..di ako nagpapaalam...wahahaha ang bad! but don't get me wrong my Mom imposes rules and limitations too and I know when I've overstepped my limitations...esp when it's one after another and when it hinders my work or is affecting my health...yun! magsesermon na sya haha...


So hmmmm... the bigger question I think for me now is...ako ba sumasama dahil gusto ko sumama...or dahil sa gusto yung nagyayakad?...yes to both...of course I'm not a stupid person who would jump and say "how high" when someone tells me to jump...I said reasonable...meaning within my means or more importantly within my budget haha...


Just had another "kaladkarin moment" recently...hanep! I know there was a reason why God did not grant me a car of my own...I would never really know where that set of wheels would take me...now that I don't have one...I still reach QC and get in time (huwat?! says who?! haha) for work the next day ... half day nga lang ako wahahaha

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

onto my new cubicle


so this week i was quite busy and had to bring my work shirt since i was
transferring my stuff from my old cubicle to my new one...



we do this every year since we move with our batch...

you'll see just a few pics ...there were not so many changes to the new cubicle
(as what the previous owner did)...
but I did haul out the long computer table...




dragged with it the table...
and got my old computer table and big desk from
my old cubicle and fit it into the new one...haha...

early morning workout yesterday...worked out sa sweat really! phew!


don't expect much am no interior decorator

so simple lang yan talaga...basta lang maayos...


di pa nga ako tapos haha...






Though I'd like to ask for suggestions as to what I can do with this bare wall...


Monday, April 14, 2008

i never knew old songs were that cheesy

Been listening to standards and old songs (constantly) since yesterday...and while I really don't listen to the lyrics that much...I can't help but listen to what the singers are trying to convey....and yuck! ang cheesy naman tlga nila hahaha...di ko alam na ganun pala tayo magisip...just imagine...a suitor sprouting out lines from these songs when they are courting you...wait! uso pa ba yun?! ang pangliligaw I mean... wahaha

"what do we mean to each other...am i friend or a lover...is it over now?"
Hindi mo alam?...ang manhid mo naman...or slow ka lang talaga

"Pls. don't ask me what am I thinking..."
Well...how should I know if I don't ask?...feeling nito psychic ako...

"because i'd still say yes...to you again...my darling for you I'd do it all again"
Obviously this song is for the martyrs haha

"if i'd come on too strong...I hope that you'd understand...and if you'd mind sharing the night together"
Hanep! yan ang pickup line...gusto mo ng cologne? or salamin? akala mo kung sinong gwapo!

"wherever you go...whatever you do...i will be right here waiting for you..."
OMG! eto ang martir!...kanta ng mga matatandang dalaga hahaha... right here waiting huh...sige lang...bumalik ka at may utang ka pa sakin! hayup!

Sige sasakay na ko sa Starlight Express...wherever it's going haha...

random thoughts on singing, song lyrics and the videoke

"Whenever I see your smiling face...I have to smile myself...because I...."
This line...from this song I can't remember the title haha... was running through my head this morning when I woke up...for no apparent reason but of course I ended up thinking why...
And then I thought... do people do that?...you know smile automatically when someone smiles at them...

I honestly don't...especially if it's a stranger or the face ain't familiar...
Malay ko ba stalker pala yun or magnanakaw or kung ano pa...it might give him ideas if I smile back bwahaha


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I see this post of my ex-partner Katek...about Connie Talbot...from Britain's Got Talent (the reality show) and oh my can the girl sing...goose bumps...she sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow...so pure ha and so...inspiring haha...
I think she now has her own album...and oh...she was 6 yrs old when she joined the contest. (Paul Potts won that contest)

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Somewhere over the rainbow...bluebirds fly....

I avidly watch American Idol...and last week was "inspirational theme week"...so the contestants chose songs that inspired them...from Dream On by Aerosmith to I Believe by Fantasia...to this very familiar song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, sung by Jason Castro (AI finalist) while strumming a ukelele...and the judges thought it was one of the best versions of the song...there are many versions of that song and he did the one by this artist (of course I forget the name) who sang it with his ukelele...

Then that reminded me of the movie with the same song version...50 First Dates...in which scene was it playing in the background?


Can you give me another movie where the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow was playing as part of the movie (at the end of the movie to be exact)?...stars Sean Connery...it's about a reclusive author...it's quite endearing and inspirational too...go watch it... Figure out first the title then buy the video hahaha...

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Do you remember this game...wherein someone sings from a videoke machine...and if you're out of tune...a gong sounds...sort of telling you: YOU'RE OUT OF THE GAME! I forgot what show or where I saw that....
Then I was thinking...instead of a gong...why not just have a big boxing glove spring out of the videoke machine and knockout this out of tune singer hogging the videoke mic...


That one's for you Manny! hahahaha

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I miss going to a videoke myself...the last time I was with my Ma's former officemates (me and my sis hardly sang that night)...and yup they were all singing 70s, 80s tunes...Matt Monro songs (who?!)...a good thing they didn't sing the quintessential My Way (oh my the neighbors would be furious)...but they did sing ... Impossible Dream...wahahaha...


I remembered that I so missed doing that with my own barkada - the last one I can recall was when I was with my hs barkada...when we were still in college...oh and I remember the latest was at a friend's bday party just last January (I didn't sing I let them sing coz they were belters!) - I ended up texting this new kakulitan friend of mine and just simply told her...Pwede ba susunod na gimik natin videoke naman hahaha

Like yah I would sing...duh! I can't carry a tune...I'd just sit back and laugh at the others while imagining them being punched out by this big boxing glove for being such a second rate trying hard copycat bwahahaha

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My dad once told us this story (looking back I don't know whether he did experience this or it was just a concocted story)...

He was at this resto or bar with his officemates...and there was this videoke and anyone is free to get the mic and sing...so after a lot of singing the usual 80s tunes and famous 90s songs I think...my dad had the courage to go up to the mic and punchin a song...and he chose one of the more famous 60s songs (I really can't remember if he told us the tile but I know it was an old song)...but basically it was an old song...which caught the audience' attention...as my dad was singing along (my dad can carry a tune mind you)...he noticed that the crowd was quietly listening unlike what they were doing earlier when others were singing at the mic...they were rowdy, clapping and singing along...but with him they were quiet...maybe because they did not know the song...it was so unfamiliar to them...hahaha...


then as the last notes of the song faded...the audience was silent...dumbfounded I guess...and then my Dad goes: Gusto nyo pa?

gigs I've been to lately

Just wanted to share some pics of my many gigs...haha...as if I was the one performing nyaha...

Jamming with Olivia

Red Crab's Seafood Club, Greenbelt 3

April 11, 2008


Musik Lokal

(Cynthia Alexander, Typecast, Taken by Cars, Urbandub, Sandwich, Radioactive Sago Project, Pedicab)

Mag:net Cafe, Bonifacio High Street

March 26, 2008


These are just 2 of the latest gigs I've been to this year...There were a lot more last year and even last 2006...mostly shows of the bossa nova queen Sitti and also some gigs of MYMP...


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Sunday, April 13, 2008

random thoughts on people, about people and on some people

I can never tell or guess a person's age...esp nowadays...this generation...the younger ones look mature for their age...some of my kids, aside from them being bigger than me, they look more mature now unlike when I was their age....grabe inosente ako noon...sila ngayon di na ata haha...
and what amazes me more is when I discover great talent in young people...I don't know but I think I get to correlate age with talent...the older you get...the better you are or should be...hey! biased noh?! so ibig sabihin di na talented ang mas bata? haha...
well these guys proved me wrong...







I give you just one chance to guess their ages haha




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speaking of age...I'm getting old haha...



another one just admitted to me that yup she is old...


and there are just some people that despite their age...they still remain the same...or what i mean is...they still look the same...

case in point: we just came from Batangas (last Sunday, April 13)...and my Ma had a mini reunion with her old officemates from IBAA (which became PCIBank back then)...another officemate was here for a vacation from Australia where they are now based...and of course they grabbed the opportunity to get together...and there at Batangas syempre what do you expect?...kulitan! kwentuhan kainan!...wasn't able to determine how long they've been officemates...but I know them long before...since a few of them were our godparents...so anyway...they still look quite the same...just a different style haircut...or a few or more white hair here and there...still the same fashion sense...still the same sense of humor...grabe sila maglaglagan ha! walang pakundangan sa pang-aasar at panlalait!...kaming mga anak na sinama dun (5 kaming "bata" dun, pero twentysomething na rin) natatawa na lang sa kanilang pag reminsce at pangangantyaw sa isa't isa...

I wonder if I would maintain close relationships with my current workmates?...

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speaking of work...
hay naku ... i don't know how we guys do it...working on a few hours of sleep we were still able to pull off another open house in Seton...wohoo!
as usual...crammer na naman ako!
I was out the night before diba?...I knew I was assigned to discuss one topic...pero as in I did not prepare for it...
just around hmmmm...roughly an hour before my part started...



I was pacing back and forth in the backstage trying to rehearse...what rehearse?! eh wala nga akong script na ginawa! hanep sa spontaneous! ewan ko ba...mas gusto ko ata nasstressed out ako sa ganun...



sabi naman nila ok naman naging kinalabasan...I do remember I did not end my spiel...I mean I just gave a one liner and left the stage....di man lang nag thank you?! haha...buti na lang naka post na yung "thank you" sa slide na gamit ko...

wala tuloy silbi ung index card na sinulatan ko haha kasi di ko naman natignan sa anxiety ko!
hanep!

wag tularan! haha


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one teacher greeted me before the program started last Saturday...I think she had nothing else to say but commented on my pants...


"Nakakatuwa ka Kit...ang ganda ng pantalon mo...nakaplantsa..."
"Po? Hindi ba po pinaplantsa ang pantalon?"
"Hindi diba ang pantalon nde naman pinaplantsa...pero as if naman alam mo eh alam ko di ikaw ang nagpaplantsa..."
Heheheh (cue embarrassed laughter)


I can't help but look down at my pants and see what's wrong with it...so what if it has pleats ironed on it...isn't that the way it is?!


ay ewan...sorry di ako nagpaplantsa ng damit ko eh haha



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I get quite irritated when my name is misspelled...who wouldn't?...
If you heard me give you my name for the first time...how would you spell it?


I know...I bet you might spell it this way too




if I remember correctly...that happened to me at Starbucks twice I guess...and those were the times when I didn't see fit to spell it to the barista...



oh well...

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I remembered reading this post by my "ex-partner" Katek about cross cultural habits....
one post there was the comment about us Pinoys...saying goodbye...but would take us so long to actually leave the place...

naghihintayan talaga...kungdi pa may maunang magaya na umalis...o umuwi...wala ang tagal talaga...




katulad nung Friday...susme ha!


ano ba? bye na nga eh...ang tagal pa rin umalis...tignan nyo nainip na tuloy sa kakahintay toh dalawa haha


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I am shocked...amazed...dumbfounded even...that there are people who are so sweet and thoughtful...unlike me! haha

this new girl I just met last Friday...her name is Olivia by the way...this effervescent and bubbly lady chatted us up once she took her seat at our reserved table in the Red Crab resto...I knew she knows Jeff and was waiting for a cue from Jeff to at least introduce me to her right...and then she turns to me and goes..."Hi Kit sorry ha...." yada yada yada...i quite forgot what she said next coz she was so hyper haha....and I turned to my seatmate Jeff and exclaimed...kilala nya ko?!
"Oo naman kasi diba sa multiply..."
onga naman...

and dig this...ano ba! di ko birthday...at alam ko ang recent lang nagbday nun ay si Joy...at si JT....tapos malapit na rin bday nun ni mJ...so walang nagcelebrate ng bday so walang dahilan kung bakit sya maglalabas ng rabbit out of a hat na parang magician...


"Pakana mo toh mJ noh?!"

"Hindi ah...sya may gusto nyan!"

Thanks so much Olivia...and you need not bother really...

I now have two of them haha