I have psychic hands!

I had a tarot card reading and even had my palms read tonight. I was told that I'm going to get my heart broken over and over, the same way, until I get a hold of my emotions.

Ho ho ho. This is the kind of streak that I definitely want to end. Apparently, I'm a "loner" in love and that there are so many people lurking around me but I can't see them. I am not yet complete and I have not met "the one."

Great. Maybe I should learn this stuff and become a psychic myself. That way, I can tell myself, "This is what's ahead of you." After all, he said, my hands are psychic.


Hahaha! I had to laugh out loud when I read this strip. :P I find myself doing this sometimes.

"I'm the single girl standing in my barkada. Woe is me."

"It's okay. No guy is worthy of me. Yet."

Two years ago:

"I hate my job. I'm a glorified alalay."

"It's okay. I'm connected with one of the largest TV networks in the country!"


Hahaha! This is something I'd actually say. :P Call it whatever you want. I just believe in seeing things in a different light so that I don't get depressed. Haha! So far, it seems to be working. :P


Of growing old and out

Binky's back in Canada. And Mikko is back in New York. Life is back to normal. I hope that our get-togethers won't be forgotten just because there aren't any balikbayans anymore. :P

The day Binky got home, we caught each other online and I told her that it seemed so fast. She asked, her stay here or her trip back home? I said, both. She was here for almost a month and it still felt like such a short time. Lani and I were planning to go to the States this March, but I don't think it's financially possible. For me, at least. So we've decided to push it back another year. More time to save and hopefully, more people will come, too!

I can't believe we're even thinking of going out of the country! Just a few years ago, it was a big deal asking permission for trips out of town. Ew, we're really getting old, guys. :P

In other news, I saw old pictures of me with long hair and I kind of want to grow it out again. But then, I also want to get a super short bob. Ahhh! What do you think? I knew it. The moment I cut my hair past my shoulders, I would just keep cutting and cutting. The only thing keeping me from cutting my hair real short (like in high school) is the fact that I'm kind of chunkier now. And whenever I see pictures from high school, I can't help but think that I actually look like a boy! Hahaha!


Save the cheerleader, save the world

I've been hearing about this TV series from so many different people. The episodes have been sitting in our external hard drive for quite some time now and I only got around to watching them this weekend.

I love it! And now, I can't wait for the next episode.

I wish I were a little thinner so I could pull off Eden's hair cut. Haha! :P


Looking back

It was two years ago yesterday that we had our first day of training in the now-defunct Talent Development and Management Center with Miss Gigi and Miss Lelen. My friends in high school always thought of me as a human calendar so I remember things like this.

Two days from now last year was my last day in Wazzup, which I lovingly called "Hell." Strangely enough, I was sad when I left. I missed the familiarity of everything. I grew into my routine of waking up at 6 and doing my internet scans before taking a bath and having breakfast. I'd be in the office at 9, printing out the Village Girls' scans, photocopying them in the Studio 23 office, and stapling them together for the episode writers. I'd label each with my pink highlighter and hand deliver two sets to the fifteenth floor.

A year later, I grew out of it. I started a new routine and fell much more in love with it. I don't go to work crying to my mom at the breakfast table. I eat lunch with my boss and my officemates. I don't miss production anymore. I don't even want to go back anymore and I wouldn't if I had a choice. And I do, thank God.

It takes a while for me to get over things. I got over my very first boyfriend three years after he broke up with me. I feel like I'm still stuck in high school (minus the drama). But I think I'm finally learning to let go. Of things I have no control over, of things that make me miserable, and of things that keep me from growing.


Coffee, cake, and shoes

I'm really tired, but I can't seem to get sleepy. I think it was the coffee I had earlier tonight with Mix and Lani. Haha, we were determined to keep the streak going. So even if it was for just barely an hour, we decided to meet up for cake and coffee after work, before going home.

And now I can't sleep. Yikes! To think I was falling asleep in front of my PC at work this afternoon. Seriously. Like I caught myself nodding off. Haha! Kakahiya! I hope no one saw me almost-dozing off. :P


A couple of days ago, I went around the mall with friends after lunch and I spotted these super simple sandals. I tried them on (which I kind of regret doing now haha) and they told me that the sandals made my feet look pretty. Hahaha! Now, I can't stop thinking about them! I told my mom and you know what she told me? "Why don't you buy it? You have money, right? What are you going to with your money, eat it?" Haha, gotta love my mom. :P I gave it a couple more days and I'm still thinking about them. So tomorrow, after work, I shall troop into the store and if those gold flat sandals are still there, destiny has decided that we're meant to be! Haha, all this drama over a pair of footwear! Hee.

Okay, the end.


Reunions and old friends

So it's been two days of sleeplessness, but it doesn't matter. One of my good friends is back in Manila after three years! How awesome is that?

I'm just a little sad that she's only staying till Sunday morning. And that doesn't even count since she's leaving first thing that morning. Lani and I picked her up Sunday afternoon and spent the rest of the night with our high school friends. I always have fun with them no matter how long we haven't seen each other. Hello, I haven't seen Jenn since Mikko last visited—three years ago! To think we spent practically all of high school together because we were carpool mates!

Even if I look like crap after staying out late for the past two nights, I'm so happy that I'm getting to spend so much time with friends. And January hasn't even ended yet! I just hope we can all be together—complete!—before Mikko and Binky leave.

Last night, I got picked up super late so we ended up staying at my friend's house till 1 am after our first real poker night (haha! I won one round!). I'm amazed at my friend's super photographic memory. She recounted everything like high school was just yesterday. We couldn't stop laughing at all our kalokohan back then. :P

As if you can't tell yet, I am so happy with my high school memories. It really was the best four years of my life. (: And I'm glad I can still live in high school even for a while every so often. :P


I ♥ my girls

It's so amazing how the month hasn't ended yet and I've spent time with most of the important people in my life—my friends. I have yet to see the handful of people from Wazzup (or those who were from there? :P Haha!) but I'm pretty sure we'll get together soon.

Getting together with my high school girlfriends last week was awesome. We didn't spend that much time together since we're all working now, and we had no choice but to meet on a weeknight. But I have to say, it was a blast having dinner (aba, succesful ang potluck dinner!) and then, playing (or trying to play) poker. Haha!

Then, the following night, I got together with my best buds from college (plus Patty's friend from GMA, Ghia) to watch, ahem, KKK. Haha! We were so noisy inside the theater, I'm surprised nobody threw popcorn at us. :P It was great hanging out with them even after a tiring day at the office. So funny that Kaich noted how I was so much happier now. She said that whenever we got together when I was still working in Wazzup, I'd just space out. Like, I was dead half the time. Haha! So true. "Mace? Are you there? What's your order?" "Huh? Oh, adobo flakes." Then, I'm dead again. HAHA. Those were the days. :P I'm so glad I'm out of that rut. :D

Because my posts are boring without pictures:

This was taken by the girl who sells tickets. We might've weirded her out a bit. :P

Yes, that's what KKK is. HAHA!

What is that FAAAACE!?

Inside Ghia's car, on the way to Kaich's

BW effect! Hehe!

Hala, Naf! Be very afraid. You need to appear more often at these things. :P Just kidding, darling! Tama na kasi ang aral! Haha!

Mikko's coming home tomorrow and hopefully all the girls show up for lunch! Woohoo! Two of my super good friends who now live on the other side of the world are actually here. I can't believe it. We've got to make the most out of this month. Seriously.

This post is already long and rambling, so I might as well just go on with it. I got a Friendster (wow, so 2003! haha!) message from one of my YFC friends, Elaine, and she said I haven't aged at all since she last saw me. Aww. What a sweet thing to say. Hopefully, we also get together since we practically just live a few steps away from each other! And I haven't seen her since high school. Wow, high school. It seems so far away. I'm oooold!


Flavor of the Week

(oh no)
I don't think much about you anymore.
(oh no)
You're not on every whisper.
(oh no)
I don't think much about you,
But if you're not lurking behind every curtain,

I'm wondering whose house are you haunting tonight?
Whose name you hiss, whose clinching fists?
Whose house are you haunting tonight?

Previously: Up dharma Down's Oo, Justin Timberlake's My Love and LoveStoned among others


And all she wants is to dance

I'm sleepy, still. I had about five pralines and 1 disc of super yummy Royce'. There are only two more pralines left—and I just opened the pack this afternoon! Chocolate in this family will never really last more than a week. :P

I can't wait for next week. Aero funk and Smooves, birthday dinner for Binky, "How-come-I" with Pats and Kaich, and hopefully, the Prom Site will be up and running. Awesome. The weekend hasn't even ended and my entire week is booked. Haha! No more series of unfortunate events, I hope! (So funny that the entire Candy team has been having some sort of bad luck this past week.)

Anyhoo, very random: I wish I drew like her or her. (:


A Letter to the Evil that is MMDA

January 5, 2007

To Mr. Bayani Fernando and the rest of the people in MMDA:

Last night at around 8:30 in the evening, our van was stalled in the middle of EDSA and we were able to pull over by the U-Turn right between EDSA Shrine and the POEA building. I'm pretty sure we were NOT obstructing traffic because cars and buses were freely moving on the lane beside our van. I called my mom, who in turn called the Wheelers Club that we are a member of so that our van could be brought to our house. We were waiting in the van (I was with our family driver) and had our hazard lights on. One MMDA officer came up to us and asked what had happened. Our driver told him that our van just stopped moving and that we had already called the Wheelers Club to send over a tow truck. So he left us.

And then, this group of four MMDA officers riding a tow truck (one of those MMDA ON THE ROAD type of trucks) pulls over near the U-Turn slot. One of them comes up to the driver and asks what had happened. So our driver relates the same story he told the other officer. And then, this particular officer says that apparently someone called them and said that we were causing traffic. OBVIOUSLY, like I said before, we weren't. But anyway, they expressed concern that since we were on a U-Turn slot, we might cause an accident, etc. So fine. Then, he says that they'll bring us to their office (which is just a few blocks away from the U-Turn slot, after the intersection). And I call my mom to ask if this was right, because I really am not knowledgable about these things. She said that they will charge us P1,800 if we get towed and to explain to these officers that a Wheelers Club truck is already on its way. And that if we aren't causing any traffic, it'll be alright to wait. The officers were insisting, though, that we had to be moved. And then, they said something about, "Kayo na lang ang bahala.." which usually means money for their trouble. My mom talked to one of them and even asked if she was going to be given a receipt if we paid them. And the officer said no, because hindi naman daw sila naniningil. If we want a receipt, they'll get the accredited towing service to tow us and we will pay P1,600 and our vehicle will be impounded. I thought this was absurd! I mean, if we already called a tow truck, why should we pay another P1,600 to be moved to yet another place? Anyway, I don't know what happened but they hooked up us to their truck and brought us over to the emergency bay right across Megamall. And then, they said to tell the Wheelers Club that we had been moved there. So I called my mom again so she could call the Wheelers Club.

And then, I don't know why, but my driver came over to the officers. And for some reason, when he came back, he was asking me for money. Apparently, these four officers asked for P300, which for I don't know what reason, my driver gave them. And they wanted P100 more because they were four. Pang-kape daw nila. Ano po ba ang kape na iniinom ng MMDA officers at tig-P100 ang cost nito? Reluctantly, I gave the P100 because my driver looked like he was going to get a heart attack from all the stress. Thinking back, I wish I didn't give it to them because three minutes later, the Wheelers Club truck arrived at the Emergency Bay.

It must be noted that right after these four officers were given money, they quickly left.

Now, I'm not sure about the rules you have over at your office but I'm pretty sure that asking for money like this IS NOT LEGAL. If it is, there should have been a receipt given. And if it is legal, I don't know why you should be asking for extra money when it is YOUR JOB to do this. I'm sure these people get paid to do their job and our simple THANK YOU is enough for their trouble. I am really, really mad about what had happened. I seriously think that your office should do something about this rampant abuse of "power," if you can call it that. I know it was a mistake to give them the money, but I had no control over our driver and he was just scared and didn't know any better. But I hope that you do something about it, because it would be a shame if this will keep happening to other people.

Unfortunately, I was not able to get the names of said officers but was able to note down the plate number of the truck. It was XLE 155 (or it may have been 755, it wasn't that visible), but I'm pretty sure that it was TOW TRUCK 8. And whoever was on duty at 9:30 in the evening last night (January 4) were the people who got money from us for their GOLDEN coffee. I hope you really do something about this because I think it's terrible that courtesy and help have a price now. My God. Isn't THANK YOU worth anything in this country anymore?

Macy Alcaraz


Jump and move

Whee! I'm so happy! Finally attended the Smooves class and even if I could barely keep up, I'm so happy I went. It was really nice to get to dance with Jessie, too, since I used to train with her. I'm looking forward to joining the class twice a week. Maybe I'll get my groove back. (:

In other news, my brother came home from Singapore this morning and brought loads of chocolate with him. Naturally, we attacked the stash right after breakfast. He also brought home GODIVA. Ohmygoodness. Heaven in a bar. Love it! My dad's brother's ex-wife also sent us boxes of Royce chocolate. Yuuuuuum. I didn't get to taste the mint chocolate because they finished it already. Haha! But I've got a pretty blue box sitting on my bed full of praline. Yuuuum. So much for the "exercise" I got tonight. Haha! Heyyy, I can't turn down chocolate. I just can't. Ever. Anyway, Tita Iris (the ex-wife) also sent pashminas in multiple shades of lovely. Aww, she's so sweet. She remembers all of us even if we haven't seen her in so many years. I don't really use pashminas haha but they're pretty. :P And she even got me a pink one—she asked what my favorite color was.

Good night, loves. Endorphins make you happy. :D


Twenty oh seven

My year is off to a fantastic start! I was out with friends for the first time after the clock struck 12. I had no idea there were so many people who hung out till the first sunrise of the year! I got back into bed past 6 in the morning already. And woke up just in time for lunch.

And now, I'm in a conference with two of my good friends from Wazzup, Lenni and Earl. :D We're on a bash fest—on all kinds of um, people and things. Hahaha! Funnn. Ok, maybe that's not supposed to be our idea of "fun." Heh. :P

I have lots of stories to tell and so many pictures to post but my Net connection is wonky. Enjoy this first day of 2007, guys! It's going to be one rocking New Year. Seriously.