Diet-dietan

I realized I’m spending too much on food lately that I neglect to get the other stuff I need (or really really want). Ok, so Iya, commit. Must get these things before mid-March. Lessen fancy dinners and pigging out even during office hours. Ooops. Hehe.

Must get
– mineral make-up (to not reactivate ze zits)
– batteries and case for Brucey!
– swimsuits and other beach clothes (just in case there’s a La Union Part II or a miracle that I win tickets to Bora, lol. Kahit CME, papatulan ko na. :P)
– another cooler and case for Uno
– an organizer to organize my life… seriously! (ay hindi. bibigyan na pala ako ni Carlo. Hoy Carlo, bukas ha!)
– dresses… because i want to feel girly. bleh!
– cellphone (ay eto kahit next next month pa. hunger strike ang katapat nito if i get one anytime soon. and i cant give up my breakfastlunchdinnerandtwomeriendas just for this mwahahaha)
– killer shoes… to match the dresses. duh.
– stuff in my Mommy and Daddy’s invisible wishlist (kelangan ko bumawi. waaaaahhhh!!!)
– that bath and bodyworks cologne i bought for kris kringle. ang bango eh,
– and a psych book. i badly need to fill in the gaps of my not-so-used brain,

Ok, starting tomorrow, I will not overspend on food anymore. And if I can’t help it, I’ll just tell myself, “At least hindi ako nagdadrugs,”

Hahaha

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listening to: Aqua – Barbie Girl

When life gives you lemons, tomorrow, it will hand you a glass of lemonade.

I stopped blaming the universe for the big pile of crap in my life. I figured, half of it is my fault and the other half I can blame on incompetent powertripping Filipinos, the traffic in EDSA, scarcity of goodlooking straight men, and global warming.

Silly that I got drunk last Vday and cried my eyes out the following morning. Silly that I let myself think I am inadequate and undesirable when I know I got a kickass attitude and killer legs to match. LOL. It’s time to count my blessings again.

The parentals love me more than I deserve. Mama celebrated her 57th last 22nd and she didn’t whack me for not taking her shopping. Ma and Da were just happy to have me home last weekend to enjoy the ihaw-ihaw.

Pat Montojo did it again. My stalker/blogfan/secret admirer sent me a DSLR! FYI, Dill my digicam is broken beyond repair. (Well, beyond warranty actually.) I’m steady with nothing and happy with a regular camera. So just imagine my glee when I opened the LBC package and saw Bruce inside! Yep, I named my slr Bruce. 🙂 Batman forever!

The go-go friends are still on the go! Had dinner with Carla, Joko, and Katie last Thursday in Pia Y Damaso. Must eat their callos, chicken pastel, Sisa’s Dementia, and Maria Cheesecake again! Playboy Wine and Cheese Party last night in Barcino with Joko, Carlo, Kassy, and Jessie. Saw Virg and Sergi and met Ancie. Fun, fun, fun!

This weekend, will go to a Rotaract event. Sportsfest of some sort. Civic duties, kam on!

My skin is clearing up and I’m getting whiter everyday. My eyes are slanting up and I lost count of how many times I’ve been called chinita this month. Haha. I don’t know what’s happening but I like it.

It pays to be happy or it pays to act the part. I’m not acting now, though. I am happy. As always, I know I can be happier. With the lemon theory in mind, I know I can be. 🙂

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Will blog some pics soon.

If you wanna see them now, check my multiply and facebook. 🙂

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listening: Crazytown – Butterfly

Valetine’s 2K9

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Valentine’s 2009 was everything and more I ever hoped it would be. Well, I didn’t have the ideal rooftop dinner for two with flowers, candles, wine, steak, and fondue, but let’s not go down that miserable road. May next year pa. Hahaha.

First item semi-checked in my Valentine’s list. Watch a romantic comedy to infuriate self. I was supposed to watch John Lloyd and Sarah G’s movie but I ended up buying a debede of MMFF entries plus new movies. So, I watched Tanging Ina Niyong Lahat and Status: Single. Ang masasabi ko lang eh ang batang masipag, pag laki, pagod! Kaya hinay-hinay lang para may energy pang lumandi ‘pag nagdalaga na. Hahaha.

Second, went to the Qtv 11’s Valentine’s fair in Eastwood to support Joko and Kwe with their chocolate biz and be with Kassy and Jessie and see Richard and Maia, too! Napagod ako sobra. Napagod ako magstaple ng calling cards sa flyers at kumain ng truffles, ganache, at toffee! Panalo ang mga tsokolate nila! Go order! http://manilatoffee.multiply.com

After the immensely tiring bazaar experience (haha feeling!) we went to Rufo’s for dinner. I didn’t want to order at first, because I already had some burger and fries in Eastwood and I have a self-imposed rule that I will only eat a lot when I am with my LLB Carla. So I told the waiter, “Kuya, hindi ako gutom. Something light lang. Coke at isang t-bone steak nga. Damihan niyo yung rice at gravy ha!” Sabay decide na ita-tag ko na lang si Carla sa Facebook sa picture nung steak.

Then, Joko, Kass, and I went to Joko’s Mom’s flat to rest and freshen up. Kwe went home already because our baby panda-bunny was dead tired. Jessie also went home because requirement ang ovaries para makatapak dun sa place nung mommy ni Joanna Katrina. Ewan ko lang kung may ovaries yung 2 gigantic na mga aso dun sa harap ng bahay na tahol ng tahol sa akin ‘pag nagyoyosi ako sa labas.

Third item checked: attend CJ’s party. We picked up Carlo in Makati Ave (haha parang ang sagwa ng dating) and joined Doc CJ and friends until the break of dawn. Highlights: yumyum mixed drink a la mudslide, Carlo’s dulcolax poker face, Kassy’s Binibinang Pilipinas mode, Joko’s killer 5 sec-time frame to cook up a new packaging method for the ganache, joke time with Van and Glen, southside namedropping with Sonny, and pang-aagaw ng GranMa shots from people.

This is definitely not item in my Vday to-do list: dahil sa sobrang dami kong nainom, sa sama ng loob ko sa isang area ng buhay ko (not lovelife, promise), at baka dahil rin sa Schumacher driving ni Joko, nagthrow up ako somewhere sa SLEX (without damaging Jake the car, of course) and may pahabol pa sa harap ng bahay nila Joko sa Laguna. Tumba na ako pagpasok sa kwarto ni Jokjok at ang chorva dyan, umiiyak (hagulgol level) pa ako habang natutulog at nina-nightmare. Salamat sa concern ni Joko at ni Visa. Nice to get drunk and cry it all out. It’s so hard to be a badass-goodgirl-workalcoholic talaga. Anyway, since part pa rin yan pala ng overnight ko kina Joko, fine. Item number 4 checked pa rin.

After a weird albeit yummy lunch of sinigang, ensaladang mangga, rice, at macaroni salad (at wag ka, may sunny-side-up pa si Joko) and watching the Grammy’s and Music & Lyrics, we went to Las Pinas to fetch LL Carla. Ang darkness nung trip papuntang Silang with my hangover, naghihilab na sikmura, uphill-downhill roads, and Joko’s slamracing moves. But but but when we arrived at Chateau Hestia, nawala instantly lahat ng sakit na nararamdaman ko. The place is so pretty! Mala Secret garden ang effect. Love it so much! Super sarap pa ng food. We had onion soup, osso buco, pizza marghreta, seafood pasta, panna cotta with passion fruit, chocolate with pears, and caramel bread pudding. Nagmistula kaming bookclub nung nasa labas kami. Very Jane Austen feel. Dapat next time pumunta kami dun complete with long dresses and corsets. Okay, 5th item checked.

At as if hindi pa enough ang togetherness namin, pumunta pa kami ng Rockwell to have dindin and see Kwe. Kakatawa yung moments ng Princess Riri (may herpes siya?!?) and Chris Brown concerns namin and the Mary J Blidge impersonation ni Joanna Katrina. Joko gave us heavenly cheesecake balls. I got the cookies and cream cheesecake ball covered with chocolate. Yum. Ang sarap mabuhay! Hahaha. Then, Grams Diner. The LLB tandem went for the kill again! As if hindi lumamon sa Chateau Hestia, nalagyan pa namin ni Carla ng Country Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, at Shoestring Onions and mga bottomless pits este mga tiyan namin.

Camwhore-an and wi-fi galore after. Then surf-surf ng NegativiTEE shirts in Multiply. Sutil! Echosera! Malib*g! Feeling! Antipatika! Kaliwete! Haha, ang saya!

Like I said, my Valentine’s 2009 was everything and more. Yaaay for more! Sana next year uli ganito, but I wouldn’t mind kung matuloy na rin ‘yung rooftop-roses-fondue-and-the-works dinner na ‘yan.

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listening to: The Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything

Vday Blah Blah

Why does everything seems like it only happened yesterday but I’m having a hard time remembering what I did last Valentine’s as if it happned more than 364 days ago?

All I know is I spent it with my college besties in Paranaque. Since it was at Jap’s, I’m sure we drank lots of coffee and ate good food. And prolly listened and danced to 90’s music. Hmmm… I know she gave me a pink rose. And I received 2 gigantic bars of chocolate. Why can’t I remember who they were from?

Aha! But I do remember we waited for the clock to strike 12 and we celebrated the arrival of February 15. Yey! Hindi na Valentine’s! Haha pathetic bordering on tragic. Can’t say I’m bitter. Jaded is probably the better term.

It’s hearts’ day again tomorrow and I’m not going to spend it with the college crew this time. The happyplan for tomorrow:

1 Watch dvd. Romantic comedy to infuriate self. Not a tragic love story. That would be suicidal.

2 Go to Eastwood for the QTv Bazaar. Help Joko and Kwe sell truffles. Kam on people! Buy buy buy! Visit the Manila Toffee Company booth! Life is too short to ignore truffles!

3 Attend CJ’s party. Go dentists! Go doctors! Go fratboys!

4 Sleepover in Laguna with Joko and Kassy.

5 Rise and shine. Say hola to Tagaytay!

Plan not bad for a Vday weekend. So gotta get some beauty sleep for the long weekend ahead.

Happy Valentine’s everyone! Spread the love!

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Uhhh nope. I’m not going to the UP Fair. Not this year. And I’m not going to Barcino. Next week pa.

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listening to: Britney Spears – Anticipating

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There goes my conservative reputation…

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Wahahaha.

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listening to: Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway

Last Week’s LU Adventure

One week has passed since I was in La Union with the go-go friends. I already miss it. i already miss them. 😦

Here’s some kwento and snapshots from one of the best weekends of my life.

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Carla and Iya are definitely not anorexic and bulimic.
One of the certain clues that one is a Bene girl is the hefty amount of food she eats. Pag kain karpintero na parang naghunger strike ng isang linggo, yun na yon! Why do you think the pocket of a Bene uniform skirt is rabbithole deep? Kasi puro chibog ang laman!!! Or baka kami lang ni Carla ‘yon! Gawain nung GS and HS, gawain pa rin ngayon! Sa LU, lamon kung lamon. Lafang kung lafang. Para may congregation ng mga anaconda sa mga tiyan namin at hindi naman kami ang nagsusurf eh kami ang laging naghahanap ng nutrients. :p Hindi pa gutom, kain uli. Oh well. Life is too short to waste on crazy things like anorexia. Cardiac delights rock! Go bacon! Go chicharon!

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Who’s the coolest Jesus?
Baby Jesus? Adult Jesus? Teenage Jesus? Teenage Jesus!!! Not to provoke the wrath of the higher power through blasphemy but this was an integral part of the Tell a Joke Session in Normi2’s. Mika Nisce is the shit! And Joko and Ejay and the two Tims, too! Ang killer nun, pinaghandaan pa nila ang jokes. May mga kodigo pa! Hahahaha! I couldn’t say the jokes here because they require heaps of facial expressions and hand movements to make them effective. Remind me to deliver them when we see each other. :p But you gotta trust me. Teenage Jesus is the coolest!

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Midway is The Way.
They say you are not a certified LU surfer if you don’t go to Midway. So… certified surfer na ako? Hehehehe. Akala ko diner type of goodies lang sineserve nila. But noooooo… Ang daming laman ng menu. Too bad I followed a self-imposed rule na ‘pag breakfast, dapat magbreakfast meal. Hindi na kami natuloy doon maglunch, so I only got to order the Midway American Slam. Eggs, toast, bacon, sausages, and superyummy hashbrowns! Oh and a spoonful of Kassy’s colossal ice cream with brownies and Kwe’s waffles. I have to go back for the baby back ribs! And at least half of what’s in the menu! Hehehe!

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You just gotta love Law #10.
According to the 48 Laws of Power, you have to avoid the unhappy and the unlucky people. I’m happy and lucky that I was with happy little punks in San Juan: the LLs Joko and Carla, Kassy (who took one for the team), Kwe (watch Dice and K-9’s Rendezvous video to see her shoulder moves), Cute 1 and Cute 2 Richard and Maia, Ejay (aka Kuya Kuneho to Joko’s Baby Baby status… ako si Lola Bunny), Carlo (na humabol lang kasi nag-effort na bumili pa ng Yellow Cab pizza bago bumiyahe ng LU), Daryl the Aussie Surf Coach (errr.. wait, hindi yata siya pasok sa category), Cashmere Bangbang’s “mom and dad” Tim and Mia, Tim Lansangan (dapat daw complete name eh), the Nisce Bros Mika and Ross, Abe my LFF and steady people whose names I don’t remember but I’d want to see again. 🙂

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Who loves Carla? I love Carla! Luke does too!
Finally saw Luke Landrigan in flesh. Akala ko kasi dati alamat lang siya. More than half yata ng friends ko na nagpupunta sa LU para magsurf eh laging may Luke Landrigan stories. Pogi nga naman. And sexy! And maganda ang resort n’ya. (You. Yes you. Go visit San Juan Surf School! Billabong!) And mabait! And what timing! I asked him to participate in the I LOVE CARLA Project because his alamat-status makes him a celebrity in his own right. Then I found out the other day that he’s gonna be part of a TVC that is Carla’s account in McCann. Small world! But tell me, ako lang ba or hawig niya si Jesus? Teenage Jesus is that you? :p

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and of course…

Ride the wave.
Or just watch them ride it. 🙂 Sorry naman. Kung gusto ko ng thrill sa buhay, tatawid na lang ako ng EDSA. Kahit si Brad Pitt pa magturo sa akin magsurf, tatanggi pa rin ako. But I was entertained watching my friends (and the hot tourists) ride the LU waves. Sobrang steady. Upo sa buhangin, kinig sa ipod (na puro Kings of Leon and Pussycat Dolls… what a combo), inom ng Red Horse, yosi yosi… perfect. I got stoked! Mwehehe. Feelingera.

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Wanna wanna go back. I love you, LU. I love you, my go-go friends. 🙂

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listening to: When in Rome – The Promise

The Fast & Furious Baguio Trip

Joko nailed the Baguio-LU trip description in her latest FB note, Amazing and Bitin! True, true! Last weekend was fantastic in different levels and I wish me and the go-go friends can do it again soon!

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Amazing: The energy I possessed to pack my things and get to the meeting place Shell-Emerald on time when I only had 8 hours of sleep—accumulated in 3 days. Didn’t even get to sleep much in the trip, maybe because I had too much fun with Kass, Kwe, Maia, Ejay and Daryl in NLEX teasing Richard about overtaking cars, trucks, and jeeps.

Bitin: After dropping our things off in Bauang (where Kwe’s ancestral house is/our home for 2 days), Maia and the boys went to San Juan for the MSA Competition (Ejay competed) while Kwe, Kass, and I went to Baguio to reunite with the LLs Joko and Carla who got there a day ahead. Because there were no aircon buses available and we didn’t want to keep the LLs (Lesbian Lovers) waiting, we decided to take the hataw bus instead. Gutom na gutom na daw kasi si Joko kahit na lumalantak naman ng pretzels habang nagrereklamo na

Joko nailed the Baguio-LU trip description in her latest FB note, Amazing and Bitin! True, true! Last weekend was fantastic in different levels and I wish me and the go-go friends can do it again soon!

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Amazing: The energy I possessed to pack my things and get to the meeting place Shell-Emerald on time when I only had 8 hours of sleep—accumulated in 3 days. Didn’t even get to sleep much in the trip, maybe because I had too much fun with Kass, Kwe, Maia, Ejay and Daryl in NLEX teasing Richard about overtaking cars, trucks, and jeeps.

Bitin: After dropping our things off in Bauang (where Kwe’s ancestral house is/our home for 2 days), Maia and the boys went to San Juan for the MSA Competition (Ejay competed) while Kwe, Kass, and I went to Baguio to reunite with the LLs Joko and Carla who got there a day ahead. Because there were no aircon buses available and we didn’t want to keep the LLs (Lesbian Lovers) waiting, we decided to take the hataw bus instead. Gutom na gutom na daw kasi si Joko kahit na lumalantak naman ng pretzels habang nagrereklamo na gutom na gutom na siya. Hehe. Oh and a hataw bus is a bus na walang aircon. Aircool. Humahataw sa daan, so pray for dear life!

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lunch @ Cafe by the Ruins * boat ride with the go-go girls

Amazing: We proved that there really is a God because we made it to Baguio alive despite the extreme hatawness of the hatawbus driver. Following Carlo “The Baguio Authority” Errazo’s itinerary, us girls had our brunch in Café by the Ruins. Mmmmmm bacon, daing, French toast, eggs and eggs and eggs, fresh fruit shakes, and probably the best panna cotta I’ve ever tasted. They forced me to order the Spanish omelet with foccacia by the way. Hehe.

Bitin: We went to Rizal Park, Burnham Park, and Central Market after for the boat ride (na nagmistulang kami ang tourist attraction dahil ang tindi naming makatili at makasigaw), belts and wallets shopping (got me a shiny red balloon… made me darn easy to find in the crowd! :P), and hoarding of Mikasan Chocoflakes, Tamtanco Lengua de Gato (better than Good Shepherd’s, so glad I listened to CB!), and Patience Bugnay. Didn’t get to go to the other spots we planned on visiting because we were all itching to be in LU already. And and and, the ukay-ukay sucked. Presyong Maynila na. So that’s one item forever crossed out from my Baguio list.

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feeling Ang TV kids * shiny ref balooon

Amazing: Roadtrip to LU was funfunfun because Jake’s so pogi, even if Kwe wants to turn him into blackgirlcar by attempting to rename him Shaniqua. Wtf? Hehe. Funfunfun 1 ½ hours of chocolate mints, kulitan, and 90’s music by DJ Carla na kinarir talaga ang dancesteps ng The Sign, Always, at Tootsie Roll!

Bitin: Because the surfer girls couldn’t wait to get stoked, we went straight to San Juan. Uh no no, we went to Mc Do first for merienda. This is where Carla and I realized na mag-LL rin ang mga bituka namin. Lamon kung lamon. Chicken, spaghetti, sundae, fries… parang hindi kami nabusog sa Baguio. So what’s bitin about this? Kasi after eating, masama pa loob namin and we were thinking of what to eat next and we were already wishing it was dinner already! Gluttony rocks! But not as much as my friends rock. Haha, senti! :p

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Amazing and Bitin: Check out the second part of my 1st ever road trip with my Go-Go Friends in the next entry.

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listening to: Ace of Base – The Sign

Against all things sane and practical…

I was sleep deprived and had to go to work very early the following day. Plans were murky and two of the people I was counting on being with couldn’t make it. But because I am still considerably enjoying breaking all things sensible and ideal, I went on and saw my friends anyway.

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me with Felipe * friend of Oryx, moi, and Claudio

Went to 32nd Street first for a couple of drinks with Paco, Creon, Oryx, and his-cousin-who-could-pass-for-his-twin Steph. When we got tired of dancing, we went to Tabu to see Mea and Toni. Thursday’s Brazilian Night indeed. Half of the crowd were Brazilians and the other half were feeling Brazilians. Hahaha. Yaaay. Oryx introduced me to a couple of boys. Haha mga malalaking katawan at matatangkad na 20 years old and below! Hahaha, except for Claudio who I think is my age. He invited me to go surfing and it sucked that we’re going to La Union on different dates. Well, I already went to LU last weekend. He’s going this Saturday, me thinks.

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Toni, Steph, Oryx, me * Mea and Oryx

Went to sleep 6ish (I still uploaded pics when I got home) and I was already in the office at 8:55am. Wrong if you think I slept throughout my shift. Nah-uh-uh! I was too excited thinking of what to pack for the Baguio-LU trip with the go-go friends.

If I collapse out of sleep deprivation and body strain one of these days, the universe is just going to laugh its cosmic ass off.

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Stef & Oryx * Adriano and Me * Mea and Me =)

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After guessing a random Brazilian’s age…

Paco: Guess how old I am.

Me: Hmm… if you tell me you’re 20, I’d believe you. If you tell me you’re 25, I’d still believe you. (Because I’m gullible.)

Paco: Uhmmm… I’m actually 19.

Oooooops! 😛

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listening to: Kings of Leon – The Bucket

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