Monday, October 27, 2008

of things last...and first

would it be my last time to accompany my kids to their college entrance test?

and like every time this year that I've accompanied my kids...it always rains...it drizzled a bit in the morning last Sunday...had to leave early for school...and just spent time waiting till our assembly time of 11am...as usual there were annoying students who can't seem to follow simple instructions of bringing along reply slips and informing me beforehand...oh well...it was a good thing we left on the dot...arrived at UST...quite early.,..but waaaa! traffic sa may Dapitan haha...of course there were people and students who took the am test and were going home...it was a good thing our school bus was allowed inside the campus...and we wer able to drop off the kids at the venue...then the waiting commences...it was a good thing I had Jayson and Pat (other counselors) for company...just imagine wasting 4 hours to wait for their test to be done...it's not nice waiting you know haha...and then what's more irritating is that not all of them were dismissed at the same time coz some were required to take an extra test because of their course choice (architecture and fine arts courses)...and we left...well around 630pm already i believe...and of course the kids just had to have a stopover...at Mcdo near Bluewave...didn't have the appetite by then...just waited for them again...and went on our way home...if I'm not mistaken we arrived at 730pm...ho-hum and there were classes the next day wahaha

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I'm not used to pampering myself...they said you should really take care of yourself...well what I do to "take care" of myself...is by indulgin in eating a lot...whenever I have the urge to...but I've never thought of pampering myself...so just imagne...last night...it was my first time to have a foot spa at this parlor...my officemates all wanted to have theirs after this strenuous activity/game we had in the office and beside the fact that it was payday haha...we indulged ourselves and had a foot spa...parang girls night out haha...it was affordable naman so why not??...and it was...memorable! wahahah am not used to that really...and it was so ticklish! i really had to talk myself into not laughing out that loud since my other officemate was doing all the laughing - she was that ticklish everyone else in the parlor was staring haha - exag!
and they suggested that this should be a regular thing...you know having your foot spa...in 2 weeks or once a month...regularly...

hmmmmm....so this won't be the last huh?

Friday, October 17, 2008

healthy discussions with my "former kids"

i don't know why i am surprised...or fascinated even when I discover that i love talking with my "former kids" and catching up on their lives in college (or at work)...but what interests me more is when we have some things in common to talk about...it's either that makes me think younger...or they are just mature for their years...i don't know which haha...


lately you know that i am enthusiastic over this book series i've been reading right - Twilight anyone?...and i've been using that as a conversational gambit...i say to further convince and convert others to reading the series...but to really love reading per se...i may not be a bookworm...coz i don't read various books...i usually just focus on romance novels and stuff...so no! I'm not a bookworm really...but i can talk about books...and i listen whenever people recommend new books for me to read...oprah's book club eh? haha


and maybe this is the gist of it...but i generally...usually see my former students...as those who are just resigned to reading books because that is what their teachers tell them to do...then i discover that hey! i can learn a few things from the books that they end up reading!...take note only during their free time! hahaha


which is the case for me...i read books during my free time and when i want to escape from reality and relax and immerse myself in a ficitonal sometimes fantastical world of neil gaiman...or the idealistic world of judith mcnaught and nora roberts...and the sometimes realistic and philosophical takes of mitch albom, paulo coehlo and even nicholas sparks!


they read too!...my bad! to assume that they don't...despite all the nursing books or political science books or accounting books and all those thick ones...well most of my former kids are college graduates already or are about to finish college...and most are currently on their sembreak...so a few have visited me in school...


and with the 2 recent visits (Mylo! you still have to dropby again will give you the audiobook!)...we all talked about books...i introduced my fave as of this season - the Twilight series - to this my most recent visitor - just this am to be exact...and he said that...no sorry I dont want to read that...and here starts one of those healthy discussions I've had in recent memory...naks! kakatuwa talaga...am so i dont know...pleased to say the least...that I talked with him...and of course we didnt start talking about books hehe...but about his lovelife and the nonexistence of it at the moment! haha...but hey! we ended up talking about something profound for me...he reads books lately thats what he says...and mind you he insisted that he just started reading lately so as maybe to prevent me from bombarding him with book recommendations left and right - which i normally do to help them expand their horizons so to speak hehe - we talked about paulo coehlo - his latest book reads - and even Dan Brown - which we both havent read but know...I recommended that he read The Time Traveler's Wife - which he heard about - and of course Twilight! and have an open mind about it - because I do understand his point and why he doesn't want to read it - because the book paints an entirely almost perfect guy which of course girls would automatically or expect to look for in the next guy she meets or watever - i get his point really - but I want him also to see that i recommend books because of the reading, the plot and the writing - the details...and that he can surpass the "fantastical" world being painted in most books...take note people - books are fiction diba...so please get a grip! and don't go around wearing cloaks and the crooked scar on your forehead or go painting urself pale and dreaming of Forks hahaha...and I quite understand...and wow! it was such a pleasure hearing his point of view...


it made my day...



and this is what i will remember most about our conversation this morning:


Stressed? (asking why he crams a lot or would regularly beat the deadline)


Miss, wala akong stress...(showing his bedimpled smile at me)


Huwat?!? Ano pakiulit nga??? goodness!


I don't know whether to praise and admire him for his dsiposition or to hit him in the head for saying something ghastly haha which i think I eventually did! haha




Tuesday, October 14, 2008

let me find some meaning

what is displaced?...

let's break it down...I am no English teacher but forgive me...here's how i can simply define what this is...hmmmm it seems like a word and a prefix "dis" which would mean "not" or "no" and the word "place"...so hmmmm...so could it mean...you're not in the right place???

that's what I have been feeling lately...

it's like I need to move...or something...someone has to move me...place me somewhere else...but I guess that would have to mean i should want to move...

but do you remember your science...displaced water...? isn't that what happens when like for example a ball bounces in a pail of water...water is displaced...so water was forcibly! removed from the pail....

hmmmm...would i like that to happen?...would I like to be forcibly removed...transferred...substituted? from work?....

from friends...? i feel displaced too amongst my friends sometimes...i don't seem to fit in...i feel out of place so to speak...hmmmm i wonder if they sense that...

hmmmm...i feel sometimes...most of the time... that i am not in the right place...i just don't know where i should be...or even where i want to go...

that's just too bad...such a shame...

Monday, October 13, 2008

how did we get here




Official single from the Twilight Soundtrack out soon!


DECODE

by Paramore

How can I decide what’s right
When you’re clouding up my mind
I can’t win your losing fight all the time
How can I ever own what’s mine
When you’re always taking sides
But you won’t take away my pride, no not this time
Not this time…

How did we get here
When I used to know you so well
But how did we get here
I think I know


The truth is hiding in your eyes
And it’s hanging on your tongue
Just boiling in my blood
But you think that I can’t see
What kind of man that you are
If you’re a man at all
Well I will figure this one out
On my own

I’m screaming I love you so
My thoughts you can’t decode

How did we get here
When I used to know you so well
But how did we get here
I think I know

Do you see what we’ve done
We’re gonna make such fools of ourselves
Do you see what we’ve done
We’re gonna make such fools of ourselves

How did we get here
When I used to know you so well
But how did we get here
I think I know

There is something I see in you
It might kill me
I want it to be true


Sunday, October 12, 2008

what were YOU thinking?!

i don't know what this kid was thinking...but I heard that a student of mine...wore an ATENEO shirt while taking the entrance test in DLSU!...


it would have been no problem..maybe since I once saw a student who wore the ANIMO shirt while taking the ACET haha! so someone else did such a stupid stunt...but gosh! this adds insult to the injury! esp in light of the recent loss of DLSU to Ateneo in the UAAP?!?...


ha! you are giving such mixed signals to the college you're applying for to say the least...and you might have just been blocked off their list to put it bluntly!


tsktsk


forgive me...I think I'm an addict

ok let me count the ways why i consider myself an addict lately...


a simple news article enticed me to buy the book...Twilight book by Stephenie Meyer...ask for others about it...eceied some ebooks of he other series...and bought myself the latest book - Breaking Dawn when it hit the bookstores barely a month afterwards...


bought myself a generic mp4 player so I can listen to the audiobooks of...yes you got it - Twilight! - which I downloaded thru torrent...it would be so inconvenient to burn 11 cd's! goodness! and it only eats up around 800mb anyway...


and finally when the triler just came out the other day...and good thing the disposable" (meaning cheap) generic player i bought - just over the weekend mind you - can play videos...i downloaded the final movie trailer from youtube... and hooked it up in my player! wahaha


and just imagine what I did during the 4 hours i was waiting for my kids to finish their DLSU test yesterday??? haha...went to MOA...checking whether there were other books there (of the Twilight series I mean) found the Twilight book - bought one for the school library (to be reimbursed of course)....wasted my time listening to Twilight on the mp4 player while eating my fave banoffee pie and java chip rap...wherelse but at Starbucks... wellit wasn't a waste for sure...


and I've convinced a lot of my friends and barkada to read the series too!!!



haha


wala grabe...I should be institutionalized!


kidding!!!



to see the full movie trailer click here


Twilight hits theathers November 20!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

TWILIGHT final movie trailer = OMG!!!

OMG!


after seeing the sneak preview in last night's Entertainment Tonight...


i can't get over THAT KISS!!! and finally I got to watch the new movie trailer!!!


GOSH! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!