Sunday, February 25, 2007

Three Parties and a Birthday

Three Parties, A Birthday and A Thank You Note.

This has got to be the most interesting birthday year for me.

Last Thursday, we planned to consume the left-over beers from our POSH Event at AVENUE. So at around 5 PM, I was on my way to office (I took a day off). Before going to the office, I passed by Mt. Carmel to thank God for another year in my life.

When we arrived at the AVENUE Resto, there was a surprise waiting for me. My family minus my oldest kuya and my dad (of course), was there! Then all of my lovable friends - minus China and Lester - arrived.

This was my first surprise party EVER. I was really touched and surprise. After AVENUE Resto, we went straight to Malate. But I have to leave early because I had a phone date at 3 AM. ahem ahem.

The Golden Fab Awards took place the next day at Fluid Bar. At around 1 PM, we rehearsed the opening. By 8 PM, we were all prepared to conquer the stage. The program started at 11 PM and lasts up until 2 AM. Lester and I went home at 2:30 AM. He was tired from work, and I was wasted from drinking about 7 Red Horse beers.

My mom prepared merienda for my closest friends on Saturday afternoon. They came at around 5:30ish. We eat, we drink and we laugh. At around 10:30, we were on our way to Malate AGAIN.

And since this is the most memorable birthday for me, I would like to say thank you to those people who made it memorable.

My Mom and siblings - thanks for coming to my party. I was really surprised and touched that you were all there. I am also glad that you were able to meet my new found friends. I wish good health for all of us. Love you all.

Planetmint Events + Concepts: Tita Toni, Ate Bam, Ate Sand, Raymund and Edmar - thanks for the surprise. It was a wonderful week for us. And hopefully, one of my birthday wishes (more events) will come true soon. I am so happy to find a company that is simply the best! Lab you all. Ay Edmar, thanks pala sa video. Nakakaloka! Tita tons, thank you pala dun sa beer money. Teee heee. Hiya ako. Ate Bam at Ate Sand, thank you sa surprise party. Alam ko kayo pasimuno nun. hehe mwah! Raymund, thank you rin sa lahat lahat at thank God, naayos natin ang lahat. Nun ginawa ko sa GFA, ganyan ko kayo ka love. hehehe

Hali Lester and Slu*ty China - Kahit wala kayo, I can feel the distance getting near. Hahaha. Hali, can't wait to wear your gift. Thanks for coming last Friday sa GFA. Kahit hindi ko party yun, at least nagkita tayo sa birthday ko. Hindi tulad ni China. haha Slut, one of my birthday wishes is for you. Alam mo na yun! And my wish for you Hali is that may you succeed in your work. Super hardworking ka na nga noh! Weel, i'm sure you will succeed, coz you always do. Walang kalimutan kapag ikaw na may-ari ng Accenture ha! Ü Lab You Both.

Ate Nissa, Randy, Jaymie, Red and Hannah - Thank you for coming in any of my parties. hahaha. Randz, you still owe me a CD of the pictures. Thanks for the DVD. Red, balita ko winner ka sa karir. Jaymie, goodluck sa feasib mo. And I wish you find your perfect job after you graduate. And Hannah, goodluck sa pagiging bum. haha. and Ate Nissa, thank you sa pagpunta kahit nakapambahay ka lang. Pasabi na rin kay Papa Erwin.

Cholo - Thanks for coming kahit pagod na pagod ka na. I really appreciate it. Sana naman one time, magkita kita tayong apat di ba?

Jou at Deckyu - nagulat ako at andun kayo, in fairness. Thank you so much. Di bale, next time sa birthday niyo, may surprise rin kayo sa akin. tee hee. mwah

Bing and the Juan Pablo Dream - You are my favorite talaga. "I love you more today than yesterday..." I will forever be a dreamer. :)

Sino pa ba?

Eye and yun kasama mo - Thnaks for dropping by last Saturday. Iilan na lang tayong natitira. huhuhu.

At sa lahat ng bumati, tumawag man o nagtext: SALAMAT sa pagbati at sa pagiing bahagi ng buhay ko. drama! echuserang palaka!

Parang album acknowledgements di ba? ay wait may nakalimutan ako.

And to the Creator, for giving me this talent and for letting me use my talent to inspire many. Thank you.


Saturday, February 17, 2007

Tounge of an Angel

Tounge of an Angel

Way back in college, an Ouija inspired board game told me I was an angel in my previous life. I guess that is why I am always fascinated by angels.

Last week, I was browsing through my notebook when I found a very interesting poem. It was about one of my special friends, Lester. It was written the time he auditioned for a singing competition.

"hundred of dreamers with a common dream
one of the dreamers is my best friend
i believe in him so much
even if he doesn't believe in himself
he will make it.
if he does not pass this audition,
he will pass his board exams."
- September 4

He wasn't able to make it to TV. But two months after I wrote that, he passed his board exams. He is now a licensed Electronic and Communications Engineer.

Maybe I was really an angel in my past life. And all that is left of that angel is my tounge.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Wish List

Wish List

Every year, I come up with a list of things I want for my natal day. Here's the list for this year.

  1. N73
  2. Permission to move into an apartment with friends
  3. MONEY
  4. Events for Planetmint Events + Concepts
  5. The Truth About Diamonds by Nicole Richie
  6. DVDs
  7. Ipod Charger
  8. Shopping Spree
  9. Icon Magazine Unpublished
  10. DSL connection
  11. Tickets to Lani Misalucha's Concert on March 17
  12. Digicam
  13. A perfect date
  14. World peace. hehehe

That's it. I wonder how many out of that list will I get this year.

24 things on my 24th year

24 things on my 24th year

As my 24th year of existence in this freaking world approaches, I want to make a list of my special 24.

24 People I Love

Mom and my siblings
Cousins and relatives
Iya and Taer
Planetmint Events and Concepts – Mama Bam, Mama San, Tita Toni, Raymond and Edmar
HS friends – Kuya Ichan, Shok, Robyn, Randy, Rommel, Eye, JP, Robbie, Mike
Jaymie and friends – with Hannah and Red
Ate Nissa
Yagetz from college – Tan, Yhna, Odette, Venice, Mato, Nino, RJ, Roydon, Nina
CA4A – you guys rock! LAHAT KAYO.
CA1A – Joanne, Darryl, Edenne, JM, Paola, Sam, Johan
My mentors – from Elementary to College.
Abbie and Agot
GMA friends – Allaine, Karla, Jenny, Valerie, Jobelle, Alexa and Virge
Iska and company
SAGA events + models friends
BNT friends – Jeff, Cholo and Richard. Throw in Topher and company
Fab Friends – Borj, BK, Tobey, Domwheesung, Deckyu, Mike, Miguel and much more.
Boys - Especially the last apple of my eye – Mike
Fans Famous Photographers – Nii and Eva
Juan Pablo Dream

24 Things I Hate

Stupid People
Those who think too highly of themselves
Those who break their promises
Too loud people
Sheryn Regis
Richard Gomez
Makati Area
Globe Unlimitext New Scheme
Taiwan Earthquake
DVD without subtitles
People who talk too much while you are watching a movie
Paris Hilton and her wannabees
Britney Spears
Sonata's renovation
Pretentious people

Now, if you are five of those I mentioned, get out of my way. I have no time for you.

24 Things I Cannot Live Without

The 24 people I love enumerated above
My Precious Ipod
My Journal and dedication book
DVDs – Desperate Housewives, Lost, Grey's Anatomy, Friends
Chocolates – especially Reesees
My Starbucks Planner
Hair Plantsa
Bench Clay
My clothes – you are special to me if I gave you one of my clothes.
Internet – Friendster, Gmail, G4M
My computer folder
C2 Red
Crackers - Crackling Salt and Vinegar and Nova
Alcohol – especially Red Horse, SML, Weng Weng, Tequilla Rose and Baileys
My night facial ritual – namely Dove Gentle Exfoliating, Pond's Toner and Pond's Detox
My two nighttime Teddies – I have them since I was two. And they are still beside me whenever I sleep.
Of course, my blog.

24 Top Singers

Lea Salonga
Mariah Carey
Christina Aguilera
Carrie Underwood
Juan Pablo Dream
Whitney Houston
Nicole Richie – I love her Dandelion song on Youtube
Joss Stone
Regina Spektor
Lily Allen
India Arie
Tori Amos
Lani Misalucha
Regine Velasquez
Aicelle Santos
The Sugar Pop
JM del Rosario
Krestel Brila
Yhna Tuason
Lester Vasquez

24 Favorite Places

Newgrange Building
O Bar
Puerto Galera – I hate the boat ride
Ilocos Sur
Lester's Pad
Robinson's Ermita
Mama Sand's House
Pier One Timog
Music 21
World Music KTV
Starbucks Promenade – I miss you Robyn! Pakshet!
Net Now and Netopia
Red's House
Randy's "studio"
Tambayan sa likod ng Letran
Mcdonald's Letran

Monday, February 12, 2007

Faded Love Letter

Faded Love Letter

Hey! It has been awhile since the last time I wrote to you.

I have been missing you ever since. I have been longing to feel your touch and to be enveloped in your arms.

You are always in my dreams. I can see you vividly -- your mysterious eyes, dark hair, sweet smile, boyish charms, tall physique. You are a dream come true.

I remembered how you whispered in my ears that in time, you will come. I waited patiently -- I still am. You said time knew nothing. But you are still not here. And all I have is time.


Funny how people always blame abstract things for evrything that causes them pain. They blame life for everything that is happening to them saying life is so hard. Life is life. You live it. So if you do not want life to be hard, live it easy. God gave you this life. It is you choice how you live it.

They say that love is complicated when love is so simple. They just do not want to accept that because they do not want to blame themselves for everything. Lovers are complicated, not love.

For me, I want love to be simple. I want to trust without even thinking. I want to love unconditionally and I want to be generous in everything that I have to offer. I want to love someone regardless of what he has to offer. I want to love a person despite his flaws. And this is how I want to be loved.

I want someone who will love me inspite of my flaws. I want someone who will not criticize rather accept me for who I am and who I am not. I want someone who could take me to the cheapest place and we will still have fun because we have each other. I want someone who could sit with me in silence for hours -- just enjoying the presence of each other.

Things like love can be so simple if we let go of our human nature to complicate things.

Happy Valentine's Day yo everyone!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Love Sick

Love Sick
What I hate about my birthday is that it is a week after Valentine's Day. The fact that I am single this year makes it more irritating.
Just when I am about to turn a year older, couples remind me that they have something I do not -- a partner.
The last time I went out for Valentine's Day was when there was a bombing in Makati. Looking back, I should have seen it as a sign for me not to push through with the date. Why? A week after, I find myself heartbroken because of the guy.
Since then, I am trying to ban Heart's Day so I can save myself from all the drama. In the past, I spent two birthdays crying over Valentine's Day.
It is not bad being single. I am loving every moment of freedom. But I cannot help feeling incomplete sometimes. No matter how hard I keep telling myself that I am better off alone, there is still an abyss inside of me that needs to be filled.
I miss Mike more than I thought I would. He was the last filler of the void. But I have to do this for myself.
Last year, I spent my Vday working my ass off. This year, I have no stable work. So I do not know if I will survive this. Maybe I will find myself a date. Just maybe. Or Maybe I could hang out with my co-single friends.
But I am half hoping someone will give me chocolates to keep me sane until my natal day.
I am getting too emotional these past few days. Would you believe I cried over Lost series when Sun found out that she was pregnant. This afternoon, when Sugarpop of SOP sang Because You Love Me of Celine Dion, I choked up.
There are moment I feel like I am crazy. But a friend of mine told me I am not. Crazy people do not acknowledge that they are indeed crazy. They will always deny the fact. So I will continue to say that I am crazy.
I am crazy. I am crazy. I am crazy.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

February Blues

February Blues

As my 24th year in this world nears, my sanity is slowly draining out.

Eighteen days more before my birthday. I do not know if chocolates can keep me sane.