Friday, November 25, 2005


i love basketball!

eversince i was a kid, we would watch pba games on tv. when i grew up, nba na. then collge days, cemplangan. these days, our office is busy with the inter-department basketball competition. it made me reminisce the days when i was in college when we would cheer for econsoc. having a bet with melvin, that if he scores 30 points, i'll treat him a big mac meal. giving water to the players and also playing the game. yes, i played for our women's basketball team. i even took it for my pr class just to help us win. hehe.

our inter-office tournament is really exciting. especially with our team winning, 5-0. hehehe. the games really made me miss the cemplangan days. especially when we had a close fight with another department, and the players lack water. i was like panicky. i got used when i was in college to assist the players with their water. watergirl baga. because besides the cheer, this is how our committee, who is in charge, can help. what made every game also exciting is the cheer of the audience. the xcheer really can help liven up the players. trust me! hey! am not writing this to justify my cheers. i wrote this entry because i really miss the cemplangan days. especially the support of everyone not only after every wins but also after every loss.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Tagged Again...

tagged again but this time by Jopay

10 years ago...
1995 - was in third year highschool and just joined BLD Youth. enjoyed the company of the Youth Ministry, making us active during that time even if we have not taken the LSS yet. summer of 1995, always in the house of Lesley with Ljieu and Arleen. it was just a memorable summer because we would also play what was played during my childhood days like patintero and agawan base. hehe

5 years ago...
2000 - was in third year college naman. hehe. was active with Econsoc, syempre. i was the externals affairs head during that time. hehe. so during this time, was busy with coming up and executing fund-raising activities. i remember selling fishballs and getting burned because of the oil and crying because my legs was the one affected. vain talaga. hahaha. february 2000 alumni homecoming, the first major activity of the soc that i spearheaded and was really happy for it's success.

1 year ago...
2004 - still a newbie in my present job. was still learning the ropes of being a remedial accounts person. today is november 21, and next week is the wedding anniversary of jopay and marvin, so on this day last year, i guess am trying to find a dress/gown to wear for their wedding. january 2004, my last days in my former company.

st. scho lss 6! i cried when gwadz shared and not on my own sharing. actually it's not with her sharing but when tita embraced her afterwards and i realized it's her last sharing and she'll be leaving soon. :( the people who can make me attend bld activities will be lessened.

as usual, was late for work. sold the cookies of ate france for an hour. and at the same time, nasingitan ng official work. hehe. posted one entry for my blog.

actually, i have no plans yet for tomorrow. i guess i'll just go home early to watch frog prince, hehe. then jog around west triangle to have some exercise.

so, Elaine, Duke and Kim, i hope you'll also go down memory lane... :)

Kris Aquino-ish

Last Saturday, I shared my life story again to the 2nd year students of St. Scho for their LSS. The introduction for me was I was the Kris Aquino of the Youth Ministry because of my questions.

I was somewhat surprised when Aboy (the one who introduced me) mentioned Kris Aquino. Surprised, because no one in BLD mentioned that even if my other friends kept on comparing me to Kris Aquino.

Yes, I am always likened to Kris Aquino. Not only because of what Aboy said that I ask questions point-blank, and in a joking manner but already serious. But also with the way I speak and act. Honestly I don't think of myself as Kris Aquino, especially with the way I speak. Kris is articulate, while I am a certified barok! Even confirmed by my mom. hehe. No offense to Kris ha. I like her, but I just don't see myself as like her. Parang we're two totally different individuals, I think my sister is more like her. I don't know...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

All By Myself

i hate eating alone. when i eat alone, feeling ko kse kawawa ako. parang lonesome or no friends at all. pathetic ba? hehe. that's why when am alone in the mall killing time and i get hungry, i just buy finger food and eat it while walking. para di obvious na loner or something. even when i was in college, if my friends have eaten already, either i won't eat at all or treat ko sila ng something just for them to accompany me while i eat. i only eat alone table sa house.

anyway, last night after office i went to greenbelt to have a confession. why greenbelt when i work in qc? because that's the only church that am sure there's a confession during that time and i don't want in the church near us because my mom knows the priest. then, i was supposed to go with my brother. but just because i called him up 30 minutes late, tinamad na daw sya. (hmmm.. parang nagiging spoiled na si eric ha). anyway, i still went to greenbelt. dati, when i go to makati, i would call up my friends to have dinner with them. but the last time i went to have a confession, i did not call up anyone bgut i saw tin dizon and we had dinner. so i said to myself yesterday.. malamang i'll see someone i know and i could invite him/her for dinner. i saw three people from bld. but i just said hi to them. nahiya ako. they are nice people, but syempre when you see them as a group, it's a different feeling already. basta parang naiiba sila if they're with their friends na. it's just not them ha. actually, almost everyone. don't you feel that way too? you like them as individuals, but when they're grouped together already, awkward feeling na towards them.

anyway, besides them, i did not see anyone anymore. so i just went to powerbooks, got the book that am currently reading there (hehehe), went to jave man and ordered. yup! i ate all by myself. but i did not feel awkward. why? because i am reading a book. it means i still have company. parang di ako kawawa. coz it's like i really wanted to be left alone during that time to finish the book.

end of sharing. nonsense ba? sorry ha.. first time kse that i ate alone in a public place, without feeling pity for myself. hehe :)

Friday, November 11, 2005

Birthday Scandal

i just have to post this. coz talagang super tawa ako when i read this. and this is pretty much the detailed descritpion of what happened sa party. this is written by emcee (one of the celebrants/celebrators). title, c/o emcee din. emcee, sorry ha. i want to post it lang tlga. makakarelate lang talaga those who knows us and who has experienced lb life
ika-5 ng nobyembre, sa kaaya-ayang lugar ng pansol, laguna ay nagkatipon-tipon ang pinagpipitaganang mga miyembro ng hinahangaang organisasyon na uplb economics society. ito ay para ipagdiwang ang kaarawan (25th or quarter life) ni tin, (22 or pre-quarterlife crisis-crisisan) ni emcee at (20 or vente syndrome with a capital V!) ni tina.
flashback muna...
thanks to kitikitext na tin (na forever na nagforward ng messages sating lahat i bet) and to globe text unlimited (todo text todo tawag power to the piso)! since we all miss econsoc, we decided to celebrate our birthday with the push-over tear-jerker econsoc crowd! so hayan.. text, tawag, email, invite.. at hanep! eto lang ang invitation na may kasamang food na dadalhin nyo as ticket! haha.. externals power!
and then nang palapit na nang palapit sa nov 5 e we decided na sabay-sabay na lang magpunta sa pansol with the help of bart's map! we set the meeting time at 4pm at greenbelt powerbooks! voila..
fast forward..
nov 5..
di na ko makatulog! besides the fact na may sleeping disorder ako at di ako nagsleeping pill that day e major excited na ko..
charan! go na ang lola ng a lil past 4 sa greenbelt.. naknanghathor naman oh! kala ko napakadaming magmmeet don! headcount! 2 lang kami ni tin! kasi when i texted arnold e nag-iinarte na di na daw pupunta kasi mag-eenjoy naman daw ang econsoc without him.. pakirawraw! very arnold mode of texting!
around 5 e nakumpleto na ang magkakasabay na pupunta laguna.. hanep! ang dami namin sa bus! tumataginting na tatlo! at bwakanang transit line yan na itago na lang natin sa pangalang green star, 10 years bago umalis. naubos na namin ni arnold ang 29.5 sticks ng yosi at 3/4 ng mineral water e di pa umaalis.. pero keri lang kasi major update sa buhay ng mga tao..
update ng buhay! c arnold ay kasama na dapat na magtatayo ng call center with his officemates dahil 150k ang monthly basic na offer sa kanila e 75k lang ang basic nya so un, tinanggap nya kaso nahuli sila ng presidente ng company nila kaya banned na cya sa building nila.. whew! appear buddy!
at shemps, papatalo ba ko sa near-death experiences ko.. wheew!
then field trip mode na kami sa bus.. on your right is the samaral seafood restaurant.. on your right is manong selling lala fish cracker! tapos hindi namin alam kung san bababa.. according kay tin, according daw kay bart, according daw kay ige, according daw sa tatay nya e sa binalot kami bababa. so ganon na nga ginawa namin. tapos hinanap namin ang riles na hindi pantay-pantay (refer to JB resort map from an artist's point of view. prologue paragraph 15). hala! naligaw kami.. pero after some chicka chicka with the manongs and the tricycle drivers, we arrived at JB resort at naririnig na namin ang videoke. voila.. solo pa lang ni jr ang resort! eventually nagdatingan ang mga tao..
tinatamad na ko magkwento.. il just enumerate the highlights and the lowlights na lang..
--madami pa sa typical alumni homecoming ang pumunta! outnumbered ang residents
--lasheng ang batchmates ko! in mariz' attempt na lasingin si son e cya ang nalasing.. naaalala ko pa na kami ang magkausap bago ang kanyang near death experience na black-out.. nagbottoms-up kami... haha.. pasaway ba ko! kung ano ano pa pinapa-explain ni mariz! at madaling araw e nagising cya at nahihirapan daw sya matulog na nakahiga kaya uupo na lang daw sya..haha.. luv u maw!
--kinanta nanaman namin nina janine and anelle ang WOULD I LIE TO  YOU (look into bart's eyes, can't you see they're open wide) at 0771 pa rin ang code nya sa videoke. at narealize namin na ilang taon na namin siya kinakanata pero wala pa rin kami steps!
--lasheng si son! hinahanap nya kasi cyber shot nya.. kala ng mga tao e humihingi pa sya ng shot! hihi
--may namuong love team..  well dude.. di ako naniniwala sa fate na pinagsasabi mo.. ganda naman ni sis ah.. bagong pa-laser pa.. hihi
--andun si benj na significant other ni maje.. well sis, mali ka ng napagbulungan about him.. andun ako.. at dahil sa angkin kong walking satellite at megaphone syndrome e napakatanta (hmmm) tuloy ng di oras si benj!
--fireworks! oh yes.. may paputok! hihi
--daming beer at tequila! BOTTOMS UP TAYO! para sa wala don, para sa andon, at para sa tabi (napraning ako dito!)
--shemps ang walang katapusang PUICTURAN! pakisend naman please pretty please 
--isa itong ULTIMATE BONDING EXPERIENCE o UBE! i realized how muuuuch i miss LB in general.. especially ECONSOC!
--madaming foodies
--unlimited videoke.. kakapaos! si ferdz di nagpaawat (wats new?)
--lasheng si plong (again watz new?!) well, there's something new pala. kasi walang dagat kung san pwede sya magtampisaw.. at kulota mode sya.. the last time na magkasama kaming lasheng e straight hair pa ang lola.. haha
--maraming iba pang lasheng... di ko ilalaglag lahat!
--'fixin a broken heart drama ng isang brod.. huhu
--"CUBAO!" experience namin nina plongki, gabe, baroroy, jiggy and jr kung saan naramdaman ko na nahiya ang brods at sisses ko kahit for our welfare ang ginawa ko.. haha.. (di tuloy kami hinatid ni roy kahit sa mantrade lang at 20 min drive na lang un that time.. hmphf!)
basta.. sa mga hindi pumunta.. napag-usapan kayo!
from the pornographic memory of one of the birthday celebrators (duhahah),

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

A Princess Birthday Party

The night of Nov. 9 had been a magical night in the Kingdom of McDonald's St. Francis Square.  Around 30 Princes and Princesses, Kings and Queens from different kingdoms gathered to celebrate the birthday of the prettiest of them all (walang kokontra, bday ko. hehe), Princess Pretty Tin.  There had been representatives from the Kingdoms of 16th Avenue (my childhood friend), St. Paul (highschool classmates), BLD Youth (self-explanatory), SE34 (selected few), and UPLB (actually, just my roommate).  Because of a very limited budget, there are only a number of guests and invites.  Econsoc friends were not invited anymore because of the party last Saturday. 
The party, aside from being a b-day celebration, had been a reunion.  Reunion because this had been a meeting place for us friends who have not seen each other in ages.  Though we see each other online, it's the first time for us to meet personally again.  Celebrating in McDonald's is always connoted as kiddie party with baloons, party hats, games and goodie bags.  Yes, even if there were no kids, it was still a kiddie party.  Games were there, letting the guests show their energetic kiddie side especially during the Bring Me.  The Bring Me made the guests ignore each other just to win a prize.  The Princesses enjoyed watching their Princes made kembot during the first game.  But I think the highlight of the night was the special guest... Grimace!  Everyone became awake, excited to have a picture taken with him. 
The night made me tired.  Especially given the reason that I cried that afternoon.  I guess quarter-life crisis.  Haha.  Anyway, during lunch time I guess I can be compared to a bride who wanted to back-out from her wedding the last minute because of nervousness.  I don't know why I was really nervous, but I was scared that the party would be a flop.  I wanted to cancel it the last minute.  But I can't.  So go with the flow.  And I am really happy I did not cancel it.  Despite of the few guests (ang galing ng timing ng mga boss! coz half of my confirmed guest list had an overtime the last minute), it was a fun night making all of us feel young again and reconnect with our inner child.  Truly a magical night! :)
Pictures to follow..

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Pot Luck Party

WOW! That's how I describe tha party and feelings I had last Saturday.

I'm turning 25 and I want to celebrate my silver birthday, and I want to hold a party for my Econsoc brods and sisses. But it would be expensive since ang dami nila. Great that i have talked to my Econsoc sis Tina when I went to LB last month. We have decided to have a party with the other November bday celebrants. But when I texted them, they cannot commit. Good thing, Emcee also wanted to have one. So with the three of us (Emcee, Tina and I) excited to have a party but with no money, we decided to hold a potluck party. I started to text our brods and sisses on what food they'll bring. Talk about kapal ng mukha. Hehe. Next problem is the schedule. Since BLD have activities for two weekends, I am only free on Nov. 5. This serves as a problem because Nov. 5 is part of the long weekend and it is not yet registration time for the resident members. As I texted Emcee and Tina, last Nov. 2, I was really nervous. because as of that date, more or less only 20 people confirmed their attendance. Still, I was excited.

The Big Day! Those coming from Manila were to meet in Greenbelt. I turned out, there were only three of us. Uh-oh.. Party time is 7pm and the bus left Parksquare 6pm! Haay.. After getting lost in Pansol, we finally arrived in the resort 8pm. But there is only just one person there. Haay... Finally, people started arriving at 9pm. But we still cannot eat since the people I assigned for the plates and utensils, could not make it. So I texted those still arriving and asked them to buy to be paid later. What we thought would be around 20 people, turned out to be 35, mostly alumni. This is far cry to the 300+ members of the org. Still, it was a fun night. What made the party great was that there are those who I have not seen in ages. And everyone there has one goal in mind.. to have fun. And fun we had. The party was flowing with fun, laughter, songs, teasing, food, softdrinks and booze. It was truly a magical night. A night that describes my life with Econsoc.. fun, memorable, special and loved. Yes loved, because once again I felt the love of Econsoc for me. I know I was not the only one celebrating her bday that night, but still I felt the love of Econsoc for me. Thank you ECONSOC! Love ko talaga kayo.

Also, it made me appreciate the unlimited text of Globe (sorry jopay) and YM. But still, naubos load ko kse madami naka-Smart (yihee! happy na si jops). Khet na naubos load ko, okay lang. Load lang yan. But the fun we had during that night.. PRICELESS :)

Pics to follow. Look out for my next entry.. A Disney Princess Birthday Party :)