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Thursday, July 31, 2003

Have ever told you how great a writer BatJay is?
Truly.

BatJay, fan mo talaga ako.

[in my ears] America's Sweethearts on HBO

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

I'm crossposting this from my blurty:

My Top 20

1. ME by Paula Cole
...and it's me who is my enemy; me who beats me up, me who makes the monsters; me who strips my confidence
This is MY song. I'm claiming it.

2. OOML by Stephen Speaks
...and the feeling that I'm falling further in love, makes me shiver but in a good way...
Haven't we all felt like this?

3. WAR by Bob Marley and the Wailers
...That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all, without regard to race - dis a war...
You tell 'em Bob.

4. YOU'RE STILL YOU by Josh Groban
...I look up to everything you are, in my eyes you do no wrong...
Tell me you wouldn't want this to be told to you...

5. IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY by Sheryl Crow
...if it makes you happy, it can't be that bad...
Oo nga naman.

6. WE FIT TOGETHER by O-Town
...can't seperate us we fit together...
It's my summer song.

7. ADDICTED TO BASS by Puretone
It's the woh-ah, woh-ah that gets me everytime.

8. LUCKY ME by Bachelor Girl
...I got so many friends on the internet, I could never be alone...
How true. How ironic.

9. FULL OF GRACE by Sarah McLachlan
...I feel just like I'm sinking and I claw for solid ground...
The saddest song I have ever heard.

10. GLOOMY SUNDAY by Billie Holiday
...Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless...
Because she can make ang song cry and because this song has such history and is so controversial.

11. HOPELESSLY ADDICTED by The Corrs
...I don't know why but suddenly I'm falling..
Because it's so peppy and if you guys knew who I was singing this song for, you'd be shocked.

12. I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME by Eric Martin
...And I could list a million things I love to like about you...
*swoon*

13. UNPRETTY by TLC
...who am I to be in the position to make me feel so damn unpretty...
I felt a damn lot better after listening to this song.

14. I LOVE YOU by Sarah McLachlan
...and I forgot to say I love you...
It's the ultimate unrequited-love song.

15. JEREMY by Pearl Jam
...King Jeremy the wicked...oh, ruled his world...
This song kicks ass.

16. BEAUTY ON THE FIRE by Natalie Imbruglia
...why do I drink the feelings dry...
It's an acid jazz-y song...beautiful.

17. THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL by Steps
...it's the way you make me feel, spinning my world around...
It's such a perfect sunny day song; I feel giddy everytime I hear it.

18. EVEN FLOW by Pearl Jam
...even flow thoughts arrive like butterflies...
The perfect song to blast while driving 110kph with the top down.

19. ELISABETH by Billy Gilman
...Elisabeth, you make the world a better place with the kindness of your smile and your love...
It gives me goosebumps everytime I listen to it.

20. IT'S NOT RIGHT, BUT IT'S OKAY by Whitney Houston
...I'd rather be alone than unhappy...
Hell, yeah!

PLUS!

My sexy, sexy, sexy song:
SHOW ME HEAVEN by Tina Arena
...show me heaven, cover me, leave me breathless...

My "cheeky" song (oh, shut up...):
I TOUCH MYSELF by Divinyls
...when I think about you, I touch myself...

My gay song (PatSu, you asked for it)
HOLD ME by Savage Garden
...because tonight I'm finding it hard to be your man...

My PMS song:
BITCH by Meredith Brooks
...I'm a sinner, I'm a saint, I do not feel shamed...

My "I'm So Much Better Than You" song:
DID IT AGAIN by Kylie Minogue
... clever girl, think you are but you think too much...

My schizo song:
I DO by Lisa LOEB
...you can't hear it, but I do...

My "Get The Hell Out Of My Way" song:
I QUIT by Hepburn
...you're just like any other lover, a shot rings out and you go running for cover...

My stalker song:
ThE MORE YOU IGNORE ME by Morissey
...the more you ignore me, the closer I get, you're wasting your time...

[in my ears] Cold Summer Nights by someone-i-don't-know

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Coup d'etat in the P.I. boys and girls.
Third one in my lifetime.

Goddammit.

[in my ears] Nat. Sec. Adviser Roilo Golez on ABS-CBN

Saturday, July 26, 2003

Episodes of Pure Torture pala ha!
If you're a rabid SS fan, don't read Mon Castro's review of the Duncan Sheik concert.

The godess once said that the beauty of democracy is that "everyone is entitled to his own opinion. No matter how moronic." True. And that the only way we would know if democracy actually works is if someone whose opinions are totally different from yours, is allowed to express them without fear of retribution. This is the PI, we have democracy coming out of our ears. We threw out 2 presidents we didn't like because of democracy. It really wouldn't be too much of a stretch to claim that we are the most democratic country in the cosmos.

I digress, back to my regularly scheduled spleen cleaning.

But see, to put down other people; to tell them that they are inferior because of how they dress, or because they enjoy mainstream, bubblegum-my, mushy, and evidently, not-your-type music is just sad. Making it sound like it's wrong to flow with the middle while revelling (?) in your freakishness is not very democratic - it's bigotry. Starting something with a disclaimer ("I'm not putting you down, ha? But....") does nothing for people's egos. It's fecking shallow. I reserve my choicest invectives for you...

I'm not criticizing you, ha? That's just my opinion.

Sarcasm is embedded in my DNA.

[in my ears] Stacy Orrico on MTV



I want those bags so much I can taste it.
Addictions come in all forms, dearies. Others need/crave/want drugs, alcohol, food, etc...I have this need to posess every bag ever made.

[in my ears] Going Under - Evanescence

Thursday, July 24, 2003

PinoyCentral again, kiddos.
My Duncan Sheik / Rockwell Ryan press con article is up.

Oh and, check out Marco's livejournal. Priceless. Especially the elephant entry.

Thanks.

Hello all.

It's Tuesday in my side of the pond. The typhoon blew out late yesterday morning and so today is pretty sunshine-y. I'm eating a corned beef sandwich as we speak. It tastes like sawdust in my mouth because I have the flu. Don't worry, I'm fighting it with several versions of apple juice and paracetamol (my first line of defense).

How are you?

[in my ears] Crush - Jennifer Page

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

To the SS fans who read my blog, the article is up on PinoyCentral.
It's all there, you can read it.

I'm taking Roxanne's advice. Today is my first day, 20 more to go.

[in my ears] Breaking Up The Girl by Garbage

Saturday, July 19, 2003

Want to know what I'm reading now? The Biomechanical Basis of Movement. My sister's textbook, but I kidnapped it and now it's on my bedside table.
It's a pretty fun book to read actually. I found myself flexing my toes and fingers trying to feel the muscle movement.

Other WTF?!?! books that have found their way into my bookshelves:
* Greatest Political Theories, Vol 1 & 2
* Cracks In The Parchment Curtain
* Barangay
* The Complete Plays of Sophocles (Antigone is my heroine. She was a hoot, but you have to admire chutzpah)
* several editions of Introduction to Psychology
* Theories of Personality

As long as I'm not going to be asked about them or graded on what they're about, I'll read anything.

[in my head] yes, i still do....
[in my ears] putrid afternoon tv show


Duncan smiled. The world shook.




Those looks can only be described as "Abject Panic".
Mommy!!!! Help us!!!!




[in my head] breakfast please
[in my ears] Intuition by Jewel (can someone explain the video to me, PLEASE????)

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Quotable quote from yesterday:
How did you know I was learning to play the trumpet? Maybe you've been hanging around my house, stalking me.

[in my head] ...i'm on a high, on a high...
[in my ears] pool balls on tv

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

I once told Heidi that I aspired to be so busy that I would barely have time for myself. Now I'm up to my philtrum in work. Be careful what you wish for, dearies. It just might happen.

My best friend is applying to med school today (UP-PGH, of course). I told her she was a shoo-in. She doesn't believe me. But tell me this, how many applicants are given a curriculum BEFORE you're interviewed? Omens, I keep telling her. Omens.

[in my head] eeeeeewwwwww.....
[in my ears] Innocent by Fuel

Sunday, July 13, 2003

Lorrie and Kim and Tricia and Soulmate and I are planning on seeing meeting up on Wednesday at around 3pm somewhere the Ortigas area (Megamall, malamang) . If you're intrigued, let me know ok?

If the abovementioned people have any protests to the announcement, bonk me, please.

[in my head] food!
[in my ears] Jeremy by Pearl Jam (...Jeremy spoke in class today.....)

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Let me tell you this kiddos.
The M'Naughten rule does not apply to families.

[in my head] UP FIGHT!!!!
[in my ears] UAAP opening ceremonies on television

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Got this in my e-mail this morning from the boss:

DUNCAN SHEIK with Rockwell Ryan of Stephen Speaks PRESS CONFERENCE
JULY 16, 2003, WEDNESDAY, 1:00p.m.
{enter location here, but I deleted it}


Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhh!
Next week na pala! And I have no idea what to ask!!!!

[in my head] ackackackack
[in my ears] The Call by BSB

One of my favorite hobbies is watching old movies and checking out the bit players then seeing if some of them made something out of their careers. Last night's old movie was To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. No matter how many times I watch it, I still get a kick out of seeing Blade (aka Wesley Snipes) in drag.

So anyway, in that movie I saw the gwapo-licious Michael Vartan (staright-to-video Vartan, he calls himself - don't you just love a guy who has a sense of humor??), playing a redneck named Tommy. He was the one who was (wo)manhandled by Noxema Jackson (aka Jesse's daughter, aka Blade, aka Wesley Snipes). You should go see it. Watch out for him at the end during the Strawberry Social - he's wearing a red brocade jacket and his hair is all slicked back. I also saw Blythe Danner (Gwynnie's mommy). But does she count? Methinks not.

But the highlight of that movie is still Miss ChiChi Rodriguez (?), played wonderfully by John Leguizamo. Especially the part when one of the London twins (I can't tell them apart, can you?) begins courting. Hys-te-ri-cal, I tell you.


[in my head] i still have a job!!!!
[in my ears] Ladyfingers by Luscious Jackson

Tuesday, July 08, 2003


photo-op whores


You know what? I always thought working for TV would be glamorous.
A week to go before the Duncan Sheik thing and I have no outline, no questions, no idea as to how I'm going to present it. Ain't life grand? I'm open to any questions you may want me to ask for you. Desperate means call for desperate measures.

[in my head] ack.
[in my ears] Vincent by Josh Groban

Saturday, July 05, 2003

I swear to God, The next person who says "cue the barbie" will be THROWN on the barbie.

On a happier note, new photos up on Jeck's site.

[in my head] *grumble*
[in my ears] 32 Flavors by Alana Davis

Thursday, July 03, 2003

According to the ojt killer, the first part of Smeagol's name is...Jonathan Livingstone.

Is this what happens when you work 10+ hours a day with hardly any vacation time?

[in my head] punyemas ang ginaw!!!
[in my ears] Going Under by Evanescence

I tripped 8 times in the span of 60 minutes on my way to the office. At one of those times, I think I may have actually looked like I was trying out for the Icecapades. I did a sort of triple lutz, then an awkward arabesque and finished it off with a modified split. And I tripped over my own feet twice when I was already inside ELJ (the building where I work): once going inside the elevators, another while sliding my butt into my seat. That has got to be a record; I'm not usually so ungainly. I actually have perfect coordination and hardly ever bump into things that are clearly in my way. I wonder what is it with today that I'm so klutzy.

Lutz na may "K" = Klutz. Klutz = me.

Oh and may I add that a classy education does not produce an equivalently classy individual. Also, that being an artist (quote, unqoute) does not give *you* the license to act like an asshole. *You* do that perfectly well on *your* own.

[in my head] Congratulations, Max! 1500++ on your SATs - no mean feat.
[in my ears] Meteor Garden dialogue

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Just so I won't lose it.

* click *

[in my head] oh, freaking hell....
[in my ears] Jealous by Nina

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

feck.

That has got to be the worst blog entry ever. I can almost hear all three of the people who read this walking out the door (close it on the way out, ok?). Can't say I blame them. I wouldn't want to be saddled with a bored me.

Just realized that my triathlete friend, Francis, looks exactly like Mark Philippoussis. ewwwwww. Go back to plan A. I'm sticking with CB.

Please excuse the drivel. I've only had 6 hours of sleep.

[in my head] Lorrie! you're a goddess!
[in my ears] Survivor: Africa

A bit lethargic tonight. I think I used up all my party cells.
How are you? How's your tuesday shaping up?

I got my first taste of how it is to upload the files to the website. Not that hard; easier than I expected. I took notes, but I don't know how useful they're going to be when the ojt killer is peeking over my shoulder wondering if I'm doing it right. All I can say about that experience is: Hallelujiah Blogger! Praise you!

You know that Europe vs. Asia pool tourney (Soulmate, tornament) being shown on television? I want passes to that. But the seats are limited (300 in total) and it's first come first serve. I asked an officemate if he would be so kind as to go to the 10th floor tomorrow and ask if there are still passes available. I'm not holding my breath, though. Besides, TV will provide better angles. I think this kind of coping mechanism is called rationalization. Roxy? Tama ba?

Bought a new writing implement. It's pretty. Pink. My first pink writing thingie ever.

[in my head] thank you for the fries
[in my ears] magazine show on cable

Mark, you're gorgeous.

I want Andre to win, but there's no denying you're gorgeous. You scare the living daylights out of me when I see you scowling and grimacing when you play, but I'm assuming that's because you love the game so much. And I don't even mind that you head-butted the ball once, instead of hitting it with your racket. I swear.

I'd spawn with you anytime.

[in my head] dammit andre, win already!!!!
[in my ears] Selling The Drama (how fitting) by Live

PS. Mark has a beautiful batok, don't you think? I do. Mark, I do. *eep!* Tama bang kiligin?
PPS. Jealousy (envy, covetuousness (?)) sucks. Especially when you like the person you're coveting.