Thursday, August 31, 2006

$11.50 in the bank. Well, technically, because of that stupid course reader, $-48.50. Haha. Thank God payday is in 9 minutes.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

So far, I only have enough money saved up for the flight. I have less than nine months to come up with gimik and pasalubong fund. I'm really looking forward to it. Last time I was this excited for something, I pretty much slacked off at everything else (hence the bad grades). We'll see what happpens this time.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Because of my own stupidity, my car stereo isn't working. I had to drive home from work in silence, with only my thoughts to keep me company. I reflected -- about school, work, my life in which point I realized I'm really not that interesting.

So then I decided to create my own music. But it was horrible. The sound that came out was completely different from what I expected, from what I thought I sounded like singing in the car, on the top of my lungs, with the volume cranked way up. It was like a mix of fingernails on the chalkboard and cats in heat, with a little bit of Jessica Simpson thrown in. I am a worse singer than I am an interesting person. I guess I should be glad there was no traffic.

So what with my broken car-induced self-realizations, coupled with losing Rush Line, this is not my day.

(P.S. I'm sorry Don, Alex and Sandy for subjecting you to my singing during the road trip.)

Oooh, people's birthdays are coming up!

And also, does this look like something I'd wear?

My team lost on Rush Line Rally :(

I can't talk about it. It is too upsetting.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

My parents are watching Harry Potter. Harry Potter!

My mom keeps asking Klarisse if she can get them in Snakes on a Plane.

Kla: Why? It's bad! Kris, tell her!
Me: It's horrible. Why would you want to watch it?
Mom: Why not? There's snakes on the plane.
Kla and me: Exactly.

She is also now reluctant to fly to Pinas for fear of snakes...on the plane.

Anyway, they can't wait to watch it on DVD because it should sound awesome on the speakers.

The greatest thing since sliced bread: Silvanas.

I might have to trek to House of Silvanas for a fix one of these days. We only have two left and my brother is greedier than me.

This is who Missy and I are learning yoga from:

This is her website. I'm currently listening to her tell me to tune into the vibrations of the Now as I sit peacefully on my magic yoga mat. Bring your breath in gently, lightly. Take your exhale down to your sitting bones and let it bathe the floor. "Always come back to the breath and the Now." That's her advice.

That is all. Namaste.

I've decided to not completely make up my mind as to whether I should apply for full-time lead or not just yet. Benefits or not, I feel it would be more productive of my life to apply for internships in fields I am interested in after I graduate and before I move on. The Center would just pay the bills.

Good idea or bad? Help!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

My parents and brother have taken to renting really loud, action-y movies just for the sake of taking advantage of their newly-installed surround sound speakers. I wouldn't be surprised if we wake up one morning to find our house egged and TP'ed. Our neighbors must be pissed (but hey, at least it's not mariachi music).

Monday, August 21, 2006

I just finished my longest game of tetris ever. I could've kept going, but at some point, you realize it's never going to end. Linh -- you can play brain age now.

Anyway, my stats...

Score: 7489374
Level: 311

Geek test!

Friday, August 18, 2006


Christopher Walken is so awesome.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

I have nothing to do with this, but I gotta support my girls. They did promise to photoshop me in all the pictures, so I can at least pretend.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I'm currently on the phone with a Credit Inform specialist to cancel my membership. I've been silent for the past several minutes while the rep rattles off ALL the services I get for the low low price of $4.99/month, and am I sure I want to lose all these benefits? If she could only shut up for just one second, she'll know my answer. And also, where I want to stick those benefits. Good lord, lady!

I realize now that softball with co-workers is the perfect game for a lazy ass like me. All I do is stand around until it's my turn to hit, and because I'm so bad at it, I don't have to run so much because I hardly ever reach first base anyway. And when it's my team's turn to not bat, I just have to stand behind home plate and throw* the balls back to the pitcher. In the event that I actually have to catch it, Norm, from first base, usually runs over to do it for me. See? I don't even break a sweat.


Latest by-product of my relatives' looseness in the Philippines: twin girls from my cousin, Ate Wendy's 17-year-old son, Ren-Ren.

Ate Wendy - cousin
Ren-Ren - nephew
Twin girls - ...

Shit, does this mean I am a great-aunt? I am too young to be bearer of that title, dammit.

This Christmas, instead of boxes of chocolates and things, I should tell my parents to send over boxes of condoms instead.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I was at the kitchen at work today for my daily chai latte fix, and I noticed that Don's Babysitter's Club book was gone from the mini library. Did someone actually borrow it? Coz that would be awesome.

I want to re-read R.L. Stein's Fear Street Saga.

Also, apparently, some patron tonight thought that Wicked lottery meant that she had to bring down a Californa Super Lotto ticket and $25 cash to the box office in order to purchase Wicked tickets. She was very upset.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Tagged by Don. I'm really not that bored.

So what you do is ... write six random things about yourself in your blog, and at the end, tag six other people whom you think would also engage in this chain.

1. So shoot me, I saw Wicked a second time today. It was wonderfully awesome, in my opinion, and is now going on the list of shows I can watch over and over again.
She is great, by the way.

2. My eyes have been bothering me a lot lately. They dry after only a few hours of wearing contacts, and when I take my contacts off it feels like there is something lodged behind my eyelids. This can't be normal, can it? After what happened to Oscar, it makes me nervous.

3. I love chocolate-covered malt balls. My personal favorite is Maltesers, and I like to nibble off all the chocolate part first before attacking the malt ball itself with my teeth. I eat Kit Kats in much the same way.

4. When my younger sister and I were much younger and shared a bed, we would always go to bed at the same time, say our nighttime prayers together, and say "good night, sweet dreams, I love you" to each other before actually sleeping. Sometimes, we would wear matching pajamas and pretend we were on a cooking show while fixing ourselves ovaltine. The cats sitting outside the windowsill were our audience.

5. My image of life in America prior to our move here was wholly based on Elizabeth and Jessica's lives in Sweet Valley Twins. Needless to say, I was very disappointed.

6. I am progressing nicely on Sims 2 on DS. I am more than 5,000 Simoleons rich, my hotel is running at 96%, I have reached an aspiration level that makes it so that I am more immune to the Strangetowners' insanity, and I have a superhero alter-ego. That's right: hotel manager by day, ratwoman by night. Just a couple of hours ago, I caught my first thug and sent him to jail. I was also successful in my first ever alien autopsy. One of my hotel guests is a gothic cult leader for some kind of bovine-worshippers society, for whom I had to construct some kind of underground lair. My current goal is to find the mystic cowbell to please her.

Tag: all six of you who read this blog. If any at all.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

I hate dogs with clothes. You can't be wearing fancier stuff than me if you spend half your day licking your genitals clean, and the other half dirtying them up again.

Hello everyone. And how was your day?

Thursday, August 03, 2006

What the heck are Dosha and Vata? This is the last one. I'm going to bed.

Your Dosha is Vata

Creative and restless, you take in all of life's pleasures (maybe a little too much!).
You're quick witted and very talkative, but you also tend to have a spotty memory.
You tend to get very into ideas, people, and lifestyles... but only for a short time.
It's difficult to hold your attention, and you sometimes feel with what life has to offer.

With friends: You are very uncomfortable in new situations or with new people

In love: You fall in and out of love very easily

To achieve more balance: Live in a warm climate and spend some quiet time in nature
What's Your Dosha?

The third sentence is the best part. And if any of you ever confirm that to be true, screw you.

You Are Snow

Magical yet potentially destructive
You are well known as fun to play with
People anticipate your arrival but then are quickly sick of you

You are best known for: your serenity

Your dominant state: reflecting
What Type of Weather Are You?

The first one is completely true. The second one is a total lie!

What Your Underwear Says About You

You tend to buy new underwear instead of doing laundry.

You're a closet exhibitionist who gets a thrill from being secretly naughty.
The Underwear Oracle

I don't have much going on tonight, obviously. I have laundry to do and laundry to put away. But I'm too lazy to do that. I have a book to read. I have a brain to train. But my butt is already glued to this chair and I don't want to move anymore. Anyway, this test is retarded.

You Should Weigh 180

If you weigh less than this, you either have a fast metabolism or are about to gain weight.
If you weigh more than this, you may be losing a few pounds soon!
How Much Do You Weigh?

It's coz I live in a dumpster, isn't it? It's not my fault!

You Are 28% Gross

You're a tad gross, but generally you're a clean, hygienic person.
No one can be perfectly clean all the time, and it's better to be human than a neat freak.
How Gross Are You?

Not including the ones we've only driven through.

create your own visited states map

I guess having visited 19% of the country isn't all that much. Someday.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I'm back on Netflix. It looks like they have Pinoy movies now. I'm renting Jologs, since I can't seem to find my DVD anymore (Kandy!). They have other crap too. La Visa Loca, in which a guy played by Robin Padilla seeks a visa, some "comedy" that involves spying on Katya Santos naked (there's another one where she's training to be an assassin), a "potent drama" set in the '70s, and tons of other movies with song lyric titles. Why is there an Enteng Kabisote movie now, when Okey Ka Fairy Ko ended even before the '90s began? And exactly how many Mano Po movies are there now?

How's this for a [crappy] movie: Doggy Poo. "This charmingly eccentric cartoon from Korea features a little mound of poo who's left all alone in the cold. Feeling helpless and discarded, he relies on his new friend, the dandelion, to recognize his worth." Hee, that's moving to the top of my queue instantly.

This website has sample clips of some of Jack Davenport's sexy sexy voice work. You can even download them as MP3s and put them on your iPod! Hurrah!

Holy crap, I'm poor! For the first time since almost forever, I have way less than a hundred in my checking account. Should not have bought those shoes, until payday. Payday is on Friday, right? RIGHT???? Please say yes!

How is the highway situation in the Philippines? Are there lots of them, and if so, are they well-paved? I was thinking, now that I'm practically well-traveled within the US, that when I go home, I should do the same and go on a road trip in Luzon. Only in the nice, non-too-rural areas, though. I've seen enough Okatokat! episodes to know what could happen and if I get stuck in the boonies in the middle of the night. How's that for a vacation? Friends, start planning. (Lui -- we should take your car and your driver!)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Oops. I accidentally deleted a post. Oh well.

While I'm here, I should say hi to Loren, Lui, Tin and Kaka. I miss you guys! My MSN Messenger is being shitty again, and I'm too lazy to uninstall and re-download. I will do it soon. Advanced happy birthday, Tin.

I've reached the point in the entry where I run out of things to say and, just to fill up space, will instead post a picture of a hot guy with cute accent. Here's Jack Davenport (Steve in Coupling, Commodore Norrington in Pirates).

Even under all the scruffiness, you can still see the pretty.