Jappy Birthday!

Janice May Aquino Hernandez aka Jap / Jappy / Jap the Cat /Janis Panis celebrated her ??th  birthday last Sunday. Her birthday salubong was at Mulligan’s Irish Gastro Pub in BF. It was the fitting setting for the mini-party because we used to frequent the place way back when it was still Cafe Francais. It’s conducive for reminiscing and building happy memories. Plus, guests can smoke inside and the food’s gooooood.


It was a terribly terrific (yes, I got the adverb and the adjective right) night of…

white wine, tequila, and imported beer
2006 memories (c/o the barkada journal that Jap brought and Dave forcefully snatched and read… handsdown journal superstar is Colleen)
fish and chips and pizza
Opera Cake from Bizu (which is now my favorite…  classic gateau of sponge cake with coffee butter cream and dark chocolate ganache… omg!!!)
make-up updates (the strong bond between Jap and Eunice)
getting old and looking young
verbal kungfu– Jap vs Donnie / Dave vs me
and of course, fantabulous friendships!

Went to Jap’s after Mulligan’s and we had coffee in the backyard before going to sleep. Yes, coffee before zzzzs. That’s how we roll! Took a picture of her that I think is very pretty.



listening to: Better Than Ezra – Juicy


May mga bagay ako na hinahanap-hanap. Tulad sa pulutan.

Matakaw ako. Saksakan ko ng hilig kumain, pero may mga tulad ng tokwa’t baboy, crispy kangkong, chicken wings (hassle lang simutin) at fish and chips (may angal? kung gusto kong pulutan ito?) na lagi kong gustong kapareha ng inumin kong beer, kahit anong may vodka, o actually… kahit anong matatamaan ako. Kahit pa gin bulag. Napaparami ang kain ko kapag mga ganito ang mga nasa hapag kainan. Keber sa diet. Tataba kung tataba. bawal ang tumatanggi sa grasya.


May mga bagay ako na hinahanap-hanap. Tulad sa pagkakaibigan.

Nabiyayan ako ng marami-raming grupo ng mga kaibigan– sa trabaho, sa church, at sa kung anu-ano pang mga lugar kung saan ako napadpad. Pero ang college barkada ko pa rin ang lagi kong binabalik-balikan. Sila ang grupo ng mga tao na kilala ako– kabaitan at kamalditahan pero mahal pa rin ako. Marami sa amin, nasa ibang bansa na o busy-busyhan sa trabaho o pamilya, pero panigurado na pag nagkita-kita, parang hindi naman kami nagkalayo. tatawa pa rin sa mga lumang jokes. Masesenti pa rin sa kahit ilang beses nang inulit-ulit kung paano nakilala ang isa’t-isa.


Ilang beses ko na itong sinabi at hindi ko ito pagsasawaang ulitin. Salamat sa Diyos sa masasarap na pagkain at mabubuting mga kaibigan.


Ang mga litratong ito ay kuha kagabi, sa mini-get together sa tavern Asia sa BF Homes (ang lugar na hinahanap-hanap ko rin madalas) namin para kay Joel. Ang baby bro namin na nagbabakasyon dito from Sg. We love you, bro!



listening to: El Debarge – Starlight Express (‘pag nagroadtrip sa CamSur, Bicol express… Bicol express…)

In Between Blogging

This is my last weekend here in BF and I’m spending dinner here at Tita Cay’s with Cara and Mikel. Blog blog muna while waiting for the torta to cook.

Earlier, went to the mall with my folks, early Father’s Day celeb. Ate my dad’s favorite pinoy dishes. Shopped for them and Tita Nida. Watched Ate Shawie’s movie, Caregiver.

Saw Sir Padolina from Bene and he said I should teach in my alma mater.

Well well well… that’s the original plan but with the fulltime job, change of address, and not wanting to be in the same city with a certain person… teaching in Bene has turned into a big blur.

Oh well. More of my thoughts about teaching again next time.


Sept? Oui!

Comment dit-on seven en francais?

Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept… SEPT!

Ooh-la la, fabuleux!

[1] In my first year in college, I met 6 wonderful people who became my original Bene college barkada. The seven of us became the señores of the then most popular tambayan in Inner Circle, BF Paranaque.


Original Bene College Kada

The boys: Kuya Rolf and Kuya Philip. The girls: Moi, Jap, and Karen. The in-betweens: Geri and Kang.

I think Kuya Rolf is busy in the seminary now. Kuya Philip is in Libis, taking care of his newborn baby and his wifey, Ate Kat. I was just with Jap today. Karen is already in Dubai. Doing what? I don’t know. Prolly dissing camels. Japan is blessed to have Geri, its lost daughter back. Kang? I have no idea where it is. It’s not my friend anymore.

[2] PBA Cager/Ateneo Blue Eagle, Rico Villanueva gave the 7th most interesting testimonial in my 1st Friendster account. His jersey number in ADMU and in Red Bull was 14. 7 x 2 = 14. Mwehehe. He wrote this testi on the 7th day of October 2003 at 6:01 PM. 6 + 1 = 7. Haha. Ipagpilitan daw ba?



[3] I usually leave work at 7pm. My shift starts at 10am. I love my sched. It’s conducive to my steady yet active nightlife and to my morning lethargic spells.

[4] I was born under the Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp. According to the 7th link in Google, those who are born from Dec 19 to 23 are

…flirtatious, devoted and playful in love and relationships. The great strength of the Sagittarius/Capricorn-born is in their philosophical and exploratory nature. It is important to them that they live life to the fullest, experiencing everything they can. Their ambition is inexhaustible, and they are not easily deterred when their goals are in sight. Their hard work makes them one of the most successful characters of the Zodiac.


[5] Dopey is my favorite among the seven dwarves of Snow White. Isn’t he adorable? Fine, fine. A bit retarded, but cute nonetheless.




[6] Raymond Matthew G. Aldeguer, my 7th boyfriend. The second guy I loved. Yaaaataaaa. If I’m not mistaken, he became my boyfriend on April 7, 2000. I have nothing else to say. Haha. Ay meron pa pala. His height is 5’7″.



[7] The 7th mp3 in my WinAmp is Ant + Dec’s Falling. It’s prolly the cheesiest love song I like after Edward Chun’s Give My Love.

I don’t know what came to me that I started my post in French.

Je ne sais pas.


I tag Rona, Joko, Jovi, Sawn, Selvo, Kiwi, and Dana. Tag-tag-tag-tag-tag-taaaaaaag-tag!


listening to: Cristina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, Missy Elliott – Lady Marmalade

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