To-do list

To watch
The Simpsons
License To Wed
A Love Story (hehe)
No Reservations

To eat
Butterscotch Caramel ice cream (which Marla says tastes like BK's Dulce De Leche Cheesecake)
Twister fries and bubblegum float combo

To look forward to
The fair
New season of Grey's, House, and Heroes

Hmm. Not really much on the list, you see. I just need willing movie buffs to accomplist the first to-do. Any takers?

More from the Mommy Diaries

For the past three weekends, I've been reading the last three books of the Harry Potter series. I don't have the actual books so I've been reading them on the computer and the laptop.

During the first weekend, my mom had no problem with it because I was using the laptop.

The week after that, she walks into the room and sees me in front of the computer. She stands behind me for a while and then walks out. After a few hours, she comes back and I'm still on the computer. All of a sudden she yells, "Magkano ba yang libro na yan?!" Hahahaha!

And then, yesterday, when I was reading again. She mutters under her breath, "Nagbabasa ka na naman?"

I really love my mom. d: And she really loves her Yahoo! games. d: She's like a super librarian or something on Bookworm. Haha!



Because this is what I do for those days when I'm feeling so-so.

♥ twister fries
movies in foreign languages, heh
♥ a sincere compliment
♥ a hearty laugh
warped faces
♥ a relatively short ride home
♥ a working car a/c
Sondre Lerche
♥ accomplished work affirmed by "thank you" emails
♥ a beach trip to look forward to


Oh this could be magic after all

My lame attempt at a collage is staring you in the face right now. Haha! I totally suck, but what the heck. My other header image was boring me. This one's slightly similar to one I made before. Just a few of my favorite things haphazardly cut and pasted together. Har har.

While the rest of the world is finishing up Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I am just starting Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Haha! And don't lecture me about downloading e-books online. I am simply too cheap to go out and buy the actual book. d:

On a very random note: I have another new song on repeat. Kuya Mong played it on his iPod for me yesterday while my dad and I were waiting for the driver to bring us to Church. I ♥ it. I'm a sucker for songs with lyrics like "Out of control, I don’t know where to go/‘Cause you were my map when I found you." Kamown. I only have Phantom Punch. Anyone care to recommend another Sondre Lerche album?

Good morning. I am, yet again, up so early with absolutely nothing to do.


Together we will find a hideaway

Not a lot of people know this but when I was much younger, I used to take voice lessons. After taking piano for how-many-years, I decided to step up and try singing. Haha! I was obsessed with Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin so a lot of my pieces were from the OST of those movies.

My first real lesson, though, was with Ed Manguiat of the UP Singing Ambassadors. My mom would take me and Gen (my tita's niece but not related at all to me) to sir Ed's house and we would learn songs like "Dahil Sa Isang Bulaklak." Yes, me with my tiny eight-year-old voice. I enjoyed singing and I loved the feeling of butterflies in my stomach every time I stepped into that house.

I eventually stopped but soon after, when I got a new piano teacher, she said that she also taught voice. So every week, after playing piano, we would take my notebook and list down a set of songs I'd sing for her. One that I remember is "Edelweiss." Haha! Frustated cast member of the Sound of Music, anyone?

Nowadays, my singing is confined within the four walls of my shower stall where I belt out the latest hits. d: So I'm always thrilled to watch friends who are actually singing—up there on stage and not just in their bathrooms. Haha!

I've been listening to this one song that my friend sent me and I can't send to anyone else. Haha! I love it. I used to dream of being the next Lea Salonga but I'm quite happy with just being a fan of the next big thing. (:


Nicked off Mica

1. Were you smiling when you woke up this morning?
Haha not exactly while I woke up.

2. When was the last time you met someone new?
Today, at the Camera Tricks Workshop.

3. When did you last eat pizza?
First day of our planning for Digital, I think.

4. Do you drink beer?
Sometimes. I'm really not a big fan.

5. Do you wash your own clothes?
Nope. Sometimes, having your own laundromat is great. d:

6. Are you any good at poker?
Not good at it but at least now I know how to play.

7. What do you want more than anything?
To sleep while earning money. Haha! Kidding! I want an unlimited stash of plane tickets to anywhere in the world.

8. Are you tired?
Tired of what is the more important question.

9. Besides your bed, what is your favorite thing in your room?
My mirror? Haha!

10. Pepsi or Coke?

11. Would you ever take someone back if they cheated on you?

12. Do you enjoy piercings and tattoos?
I don't like tattoos and I only like piercings one on each ear and on girls. d:

13. Taco Bell or McDonald's?

14. Are you restless?

15. Is your computer desktop or a laptop?
The on I'm using now is a desktop.

16. How many friendster views do you have?
88 views since July 1, 2007.

17. Want to be a prince/princess?
I already am! Ha ha.

18. Do you believe dreams come true?
If you dream hard enough, they do. (:

19. Last song you heard?
John Mayer's "Stop This Train" in the car on my way home.

20. Do you like Batman?
I liked the TV series with the POW! KABLAM! "effects."

21. Who is in the room with you?
Nior and Manu, my two younger brothers.

22. What are you wearing on your foot?
I'm barefoot right now.

23. What was the last thing you ate?
Miswa and lumpiang shanghai.

24. What were you doing before this?
Posting pictures from today.

25. What is the closest item near you that is blue?
The supot that my camera's USB cable is in.

26. In your opinion what is the weirdest thing listed on goofysicons.com?
I don't even know such a site existed.

27. What instant messaging service do you use?
Yahoo Messenger.

28. What is your fave website?
Duh. Hahaha! Seriously, I love LiveJournal.

29. Whose house were you at last night?

30. What do you wear more, jeans or sweatpants?

31. What is the last movie you watched?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.. in IMAX! Hoo ha. That just has to be mentioned. d:

32. What do you currently hear right now?

33. When did you last buy a new pair of pants?
I don't remember when exactly but Kuya Mong got me a pair of skinnies a few months back.

34. Where's your favorite place to be?
My room and in front of a computer, it seems.

34. Have you ever heard of the band Our Lady Peace?

35. Where do you sleep?
My bed.

36. Where do you shop the most?
Ukay-ukay, Divisoria, 168. Haha! I'm such a cheapskate.

37. Where did you get the shirt you're wearing?
I don't remember where my mom got it but I do remember the reason why she bought it. She saw my desktop wallpaper was a pink flamingo so when she saw this shirt with pink and orange flamingoes, she got it for me. ♥

38. Coach Purse or NFL game tickets?
Coach purse. d: Then, I'll give it to my mom. Haha!

39. Where was your default pic taken?
I'm guessing this is a Friendster survey so that picture was taken in Camarra Island in Zambales. I love it.

40. Why did you pick your background?
(Referring to my Friendster account again) It's a bunch of lomo pictures that I like.

41. Are you happy with where you are?
I choose to be happy.

42. Do you believe love at first sight exists?
No. Crush lang yon noh. Hindi love. d:

43. Do you believe in celebrating anniversaries?
Of course. Why not?

44. Do you believe that you can change someone?
I don't think anyone has the power to do that. You can only, at most, change yourself.

45. What are you going to do after you do this survey?
Sleep! (:



On the ride going home

Me: Why are you here?
My brother: I picked up my laptop.
Me: Ahh..
My brother: Pero ang totoo, miss na kita, Ate, eh. *sabay tawa*

Hahahaha. If I know, totoo. d:


Weekend Update

The house was pretty empty this weekend. I'm kind of getting used to not seeing my Kuya because he's a night owl and is always asleep in the day. My two brothers were MIA this weekend, too. One of them had an immersion for school, and the other one is at a fun run, I think. My dad is either in front of the TV in the kitchen, or asleep in the living room while my mom has her eyes glued to her Veoh downloads.

So I've holed up in my room for most of the weekend, reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (haha, I'm so cheap I just downloaded an ebook off the Net) on the laptop. I have about 24 more chapters to go, but I'm loving it. I totally understand why some superfans are disappointed with the movie (I, on the other hand, loved it). It's harder to read the book when you've seen the movie already, though. I keep picturing Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. Haha!

The book is coming out next week and I know lots of people are excited about it. I stopped buying after the third book because I refused to buy the hardbound books. :P I'm cheap like that. But maybe, come September, I'll consider buying the boxed set of all the books in the series. Kaich says it also comes with a trunk you can put the books in. Bloody awesome. :P

I just thought I'd post something other than song lyrics and memes. Even if I know there aren't really too many people reading this, I do know that my cousin in Canada drops by every so often. :P So here's a proper update—if you can even call it that. Haha!


So we are history

People who know me well know I'm not a big fan of cussing but, dammit, I love this song!

I shouldn't play myself again,
I should just be my own best friend,
Not fuck myself in the head with stupid men
— "Tears Dry On Their Own," Amy Winehouse


This is how my family does it

Nothing says I love you like a big booming voice that greets you in the mornings. Or a declaration at the supermarket that, yes, "I will buy maple-flavored bacon." Or a pair of new sneakers. Or lending the iBook when the room where the computer is is filled with college boys.

Nothing says I love you like three people in the same room not talking to each other because one is on the desktop PC, and the two others are on the laptops but willingly YM each other YouTube links. Or taking out the plug of the router to reset the connection. Or emailing various software to clean a computer that accidentally downloaded a virus disguised as a crack.

Nothing says I love you like a huge box of Cocoa Puffs and Cowhead milk. Or a few packs of your favorite Chicken Noodle soup. Or an issue of a magazine with you in it. Or a shirt that you didn't ask for but they bought, anyway.

It's great to hear I love you being said out loud but, honestly, actions still speak louder than words. (:



This morning, I had corned beef and eggs for breakfast. Then, at lunch, two slices of pizza. I downed two bottles of iced tea today and ate two chocolate doughnuts for dinner.

We went up to the room for planning in twos. And went down in pairs, too.

I don't know why I'm writing this down. It all seemed so relevant in my head when I was in the car stuck in traffic.

Hahaha. Oh well, so much for that. Btw, I got another Friendster notice from the same person (see post below) in my other inbox. Ha ha ha! Hilarious!



This almost made me LOL.

Another is my ID picture. No, I won't post it here. First, Marla said it reminded her of TGIS. And then, Patrick Garcia. Wahaha! And this is supposed to be my "beauty shot" ha. Mimi had the brilliant idea of looking for a picture of Patrick Garcia in a similar pose. OMG. The picture I found was almost exactly like my pose and we're both wearing black. HILARIOUS. Maybe I'll post in LJ. Someday. Haha! You know what's even funnier? It's actually the shot I'm choosing for my ID.