Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Snowboarding season is here. Yay! I am looking forward to going again and again (though not as much as la$t time) this year. Hopefully, the weather and road conditions cooperate. Pity we don't have the Mazda anymore. I am now without reliable (or semi-reliable) mountain transportation. Pray that my Corolla holds out. And also that it can fit my snowboard. I am also without regular snowboarding partners anymore. Hey you, go learn!

Ate Karen, I change my mind. Ayoko na ng pera. Sa magulang na lang yun.

Things I need and/or want: new lenses for my goggles. Snowboard bag. Balaclava (But should I buy the two-in-one ones with the neck thing attached to the beanie or the stretchy-fabric'ed one that just covers the face, with the nose and mouth cut out? On the one hand, the former covers up your whole entire face and the fabric is very warm and comfy, but you end getting snot all over it. The latter lets you breath and allows you to wipe your nose, but since it's open, what if you freeze?). Hydration pack. Maybe new gloves. Maybe new pants and jacket.

Anyway, awesome stuff.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Holidays never live up to expectations. I am not a big fan.

But then again, what expectations?

Friday, November 24, 2006

I hate bowling. And Thanksgiving bowling is doubly sucky. Imagine being all la-di-da I'm so happy and thankful, then performing crappily and embarassing yourself in front of friends and strangers (one of whom apparently thinks you're cute -- haha, you wish, dude!). I think I might have knocked down a total of six pins the whole night. Oh well. Never again. From now on, I will stick to playing bowling on other people's Wii.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Haha, Ate Karen lagot ka!

Daddy: Mac sama ka sa amin mamaya. Punta tayong Oxnard. We're going to meet Ate Karen's future in-laws.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thus ends my three-day vacation from work. Originally, the plan was to go to Frisco with Missy. But due to our empty wallets, the plan had to be scrapped in favor of doing nothing whatsoever. The farthest I've driven was Garden Grove and most I spent prior to today was $4 for honeydew milk tea at Cha.

Today, I chalked up the courage to buy more stuff for the good of the household. You see, my sister long ago lost her house key, so for a long time, she has to rely on the door bell in order to enter the house (if no one's home, the window). I never realized how unbearably loud and annoying it was until now that I spend so much time here. So earlier, I went out and got her a copy of my key, hopefully to end the torture. I also coughed up $17 for a cordless, handheld vaccum for my car and my room carpet. Clean carpet feels so nice under your feet!

Tonight, I'm expecting more nothing. And maybe some dinner, once my parents get home. Hopefully soon. Coz I'm damn hungry.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Loren
Happy birthday to you!!!

Pupunta kong Red Ribbon mamaya for some cake to celebrate. Miss na kita. Aylabyu. Mwah!

Monday, November 20, 2006


Ate Karen sad.

Ate Karen happy.

Norm and April cutting the cake (Heeey, I never got to have any!).

Alex blocks and Tommy swings as the two play boxing on the Wii.

Here's to hoping that everything's okay. I love you, Mamang.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Big day today. I'm just glad for extra controllers.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Stupid Freebird. My eyes are bleeding. Oh well, at least I finally completed hard.


Mac: Kris, let me play Guitar Hero.
Me: Go ahead.
Mac: Set it up! Set it up! Set it up!

(Ten seconds later.)

Mac: Kris! I can't do this! Turn it off! Turn it off! KRIIIIIIIIIISSSSS!!!!!!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Gah, Guitar Hero 2 is way more difficult than the first one! The hards are pretty much the same as the experts on 1, so the experts have got to be crazier. I am enjoying the occasional three-fret...chords? notes? I don't know what they're called, but it's when you have to press three buttons at a time. I think the Allman Something Rather Band's Jessica is my new Texas Flood. The new multiplayer feature allows for two people to work as a team instead of against each other, which should be beneficial to a lot of things.

Also, yay for Game Stops! Wii is awesome!

Monday, November 06, 2006

So day 1 of my Neera fasting diet is a complete failure. I woke up happy about the prospect of being healthy, but a cup of tea and 18 ounces of the Neera drink -- which is pretty much just a lemonade concoction with maple syrup and cayenne pepper -- later, my stomach was aching, my head was swirling around, and I've never felt so empty inside. I don't think I've ever craved food so much. And it hasn't even been a full day yet. Haha, so pathetic.

Missy and I decided that we will continue with the cleansing, but do the revised one where you only skip a meal a day in favor of the drink for up to a month. Maybe we can eventually work our way up to the normal diet.

I will just have to find other ways to be healthy. Like learn how to cook. Now who wants to buy me
Cooking Mama to practice with?

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Mysteries of my middle name solved! Turns out Albarracin is a town in Spain. I will have to go there someday.

I have yet to find anything interesting on Macabuhay, only that it survived Hispanization and is one of the remaining truly Filipino surnames out there. Oh, and also that it means "life-giver."

On my search, I found this article, which doesn't sound too interesting really, but mentions on page 7 a Capt. Otik Macabuhay, who is probably my grandfather who I've never met, so that's pretty cool. Even cooler is that he headed an underground guerilla group in Cebu City that fought against the Spaniards. He's like a hero!

I should do a search on my maternal grandfather, but I can't remember his actual name. I don't think the keyword "papang" is specific enough to turn out anything informative :(

Thursday, November 02, 2006

So the Neil Sedaka concert was probably the most fun I had with my mom in ages. I think she was bored in the beginning when it was only the Pacific Symphony playing, but she seemed to like when they did the overture to The Producers. And the last one -- the theme to 1941 -- was pretty cool.

I actually knew or was familiar with most of the songs Neil Sedaka sang. He sounded great, and was awesome at the piano. I wouldn't have recognized him as himself when he walked onstage, if not for the fact that he was the only one wearing red in a sea of white suits. Dude was old!!! The pictures they used for all the brochures and ads must've been from when he was hot stuff in the '50s. But I shouldn't have been surprised about that after seeing that the pictures they used for Jodi "The Little Mermaid" Benson was, in fact, from when she did "The Little Mermaid." My mom sang along a lot. I kinda wished my dad had gone too, but he would've sung along much louder. I guess that saved me from some sort of embarassment.

Anyway, so that was that.

For the first time ever, I actually had fun at Halloween. Thanks people who were with me! I love you guys!

Speaking of, this picture is of my brother's friend who had the BEST. COSTUME. EVER.

It's morphin' time!!!

Your name in Russian.