smorgasbord

Monday, August 30, 2004

Saturday afternoon my siblings and I went to our tita's house coz it was our uncle's 40th day, and there was a small gathering. Ang bilis. 40 days na palang wala si Tatay. It was good to see our relatives again and it was nice to know that my aunt and my cousins are coping well from death of tatay.

The first (little) people my brother and I saw when we got there were our niece Hannah (wearing a bunny ear headband), and the very precocious Gian. We were surprised to see a bald Gian Carlo. Wahaha! He looked like an egg.

When we asked him why he was bald, he said he cut his hair. Lokong bata. When my cousin (his dad) saw him, he had bald patches on his head, so they decided to shave his hair. Funny kid, he was so proud that he cut his own hair. Hahahaha!

It was also our Tita Belle's birthday, so we were so full when we got home. hehehe.. we even had take home food for mom & dad. Ay nakoh, paano ka ba naman papayat nyan kung lahat ng tao sa pamilya masarap magluto at mahilig maghanda?

lazy sunday afternoon

I love lazy sunday afternoons. Nothing much to do but relax, read a book or watch a good film on cable. I did all three.

My cousin returned two of my Chicken Soup books recently, so now I'm rereading it. It's a good book, specially if one needs uplifting of the spirits. I went to Amazon earlier, and browsed at the other Chicken Soup titles. I added more titles to my growing Amazon wishlist (*wink *wink).

After lunch I turned the tv on, flipped channels and I chanced upon a movie that just started. I was intrigued by the first few scenes and never switched channels until the movie ended. It was Live From Baghdad, a film based on the book by CNN producer Robert Wiener, about his news crew's experiences during the first Gulf War. It was a poignant film, starring Michael Keaton as Bob Wiener, Helena Bonham-Carter as co-producer Ingrid Formanek, Paul Guilfoyle as their Executive Producer Ed Turner, and a slew of other good actors, including versatile Lili Taylor. It was well-written, informative and showed the courage and resourcefulness of the crew at the time of war. I'm going to watch it again if I chance upon it on cable. :p

Belgian Grand Prix

After a year's absence, Formula 1 returned to one of the best race tracks in the world, the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium yesterday. It was a breath-taking race. Four cars were eliminated on the first lap at the first turn, and fire even erupted from one of the race cars. It was an exciting race with lots of over-taking and drama all though-out the 44 laps, with the safety car going on track four times because of accidents, twice in the last 5 laps. Best of all, Kimi Raikkonen finally won this season (woohoo!), after a disappointing 10 races. Michael Schumacher didn't have a chance coz Kimi's McLaren-Mercedes was at top form. He did win his record 7th World Championship in Belgium. I hope next season another driver would win, coz it's getting boring to watch Schumi win over and over again.

In other F1 news, my friend Neil mentioned yesterday that Mild Seven Renault driver, Fernando Alonso is coming to Manila in November. He will be here for the annual Mild Seven Asian Promo Tour (2 years ago, Jenson BUtton was here and last year, it was Alan McNish). It will be held at the Rockwell Tent, but I stil don't have the exact date.

nyah! ang haba na pala nito :p stop na muna ako.

PS: Happy Birthday to one of my best friends, Jacque! :D

delayed reaction

Sunday, August 29, 2004

As I stepped out of my room yesterday morning, mom asked me if I wanted to go to my aunt's house that afternoon. Since I just woke up, and my brain wasn't working yet (hehehe...) I took me quite a while to understand what she was asking. I just stood there looking perplexed, then finally I asked why. Mom said it was my uncle's 40th day and there was a small gathering at my aunt's house. Still yawning, I said, "Ah ganon ba?", but mom can tell that what she was saying hasn't registered yet.

1... 2... 3... BOOM!

jen: ay! (now wide awake) 40 days na si tatay?

mom: oo. ang tagal mo nag-react, ne.

Hehehe... can you tell that I'm not a morning person?

water, water everywhere

Thursday, August 26, 2004

For the second straight day, it has been raining hard, causing flash floods, monstrous traffic jams and the student's favorite: NO CLASSES!

It was disconcerting to see some parts of the city with water up to a normal-sized person's chest. Even more so when most residents of that area wouldn't leave their homes. Were they so used to it that they aren't bothered anymore? It seemed to me that they were more concerned about leaving their belongings than getting sick or swept away by the flood. There is something seriously wrong with that. How can your possessions mean more than your potential well-being?

It was also disturbing how some kids were swimming in the dirty flood water. And they were enjoying it! Yaiks! I can only imagine the diseases they could get. Nakaka-panglumo. Dapat nag-aalala sila dahil sa dami ng pwdeng sakit na makuha nila dun, pero enjoy na enjoy sila kaka-swimming sa tubig baha.

I'm also saddened that people aren't disciplined enough. They don't dispose their garbage properly and just throw it away whenever and wherever they feel like it. Kung tinatapon lang nila ng maayos, sigurado ako, hindi magbabaha, kahit pa malakas ang ulan at high tide.

I remember when I was in 2nd year high school, we were stranded in school coz there were flash floods in Manila. I think about half the school's population were stranded. My lola's house was near St. Scho, but we couldn't go there coz the flood water was waist-high. School officials thought it best for us to sleep in the classrooms. It was fun. It actually felt like we were in camp or something. We got home the next day, mom's birthday and it was also the day my lola died. That's why I'll never forget that day.

I was in college when I experienced the worst flash flood. La salle was one of those schools that doesn't suspend classes unless the roofs were flying, so by the time they suspended classes around lunch time, everyone else was on the streets and going home. There was a shortage of public transportation and dad couldn't fetch us because Sucat Road was already flooded (that was the only time I remember Sucat being flooded thigh-high). It was already 8 pm when we got a ride and we spent hours in traffic. My friend Eloi, my sister and I walked from Kabihasnan Road (coz that was only how far the FX could go) up to the gate of our subdivision. I don't know how far that was. But it was a long walk.

Sucat Road looked like a parking lot, the vehicles couldn't move forward because of the flood water. We were already walking on the center island so we wouldn't have to wade in the flood. Tapos nasalubong namin si daddy. Sinundo nya kami, pero yung kotse naiwan sa guard house ng village dahil hindi makatawid. Hehehe... we were so happy to see him coz my sister and I were ready to give up. We got home at 2 am. Tired. Hungry. Frustrated. Sleepy.

When we got home, we went directly to the shower, scrubbed really hard at inubos ang alcohol sa bahay. Hehehe... We didn't wake up until 3 pm the next day.

It's sad that things haven't changed. May flash floods pa din. Hay.. when will we ever learn?

♥ JeN

PS: Busog na busog pa din ako. It was my mom's birthday yesterday and someone sent lechon over. Nyaiks! Sarap. :D

Happy birthday to my cousins, Marlon & Lalaine!


Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Happy Birthday, Mom!

huhuhu.. bye free gprs... :(

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

I find it weird how I survived without internet before, but now I get withdrawal symptoms whenever I can't.

We got home today after mom's overnight chemo session. And believe me when I say that I missed the pc more than my bed this time.

To add to my internet withdrawals, I wasn't able to check my emails via gprs because I found out that Globe's wap service isn't free anymore. HUWAAAAT?!! When did that freaking happen?! I didn't get the memo on that. Gah.. I can only imagine my bill next month :p

Globe's marketing strategy is to make you addicted to a free service. Then.. WHAM! next thing you know, you're being charged for it - and you'd see the notice on next month's bill - when they've already charged you. Alex, sorry, I know you're way up there sa Globe marketing ladder, but it sucks talaga! Won't you reconsider? Even for a friend? Wahaha!

Granted, the WAP fee is only P 0.15/kb compared to Smart's P 0.25/kb. But the point is, I didn't know that they started charging last Aug. 19. I don't know if anyone else knew about it and I was the only one who didn't.

So now I will have to control my gprs urges. hahaha! KURIPOT!

♥ JeN

PS: Happy Birthday to my friend, Dr. Joanne! I didn't see you at St. Luke's last night (kasi di naman ako bumaba sa E.R. - hehehe). O baka naman boitday leave ka? I hope you had a good one!

birthdays

Sunday, August 22, 2004

This is what I call the birthday week. The week where I know someone celebrating a birthday everyday - most of them family.

The 24th, my friend Joanne is celebrating her birthday. On the 25th, Anna, one of my closest college friends, who now lives in Washington DC, will have her birthday. On the 26th, my fraternal twin cousins, Marlon & Lalaine, are turning a year older, and also my college buddy, Cy. On the 27th, it's my cousin-in-law, Ate Karen's turn. My favorite aunt, Tita Belle's bday is on the 28th. Hehehe.. pahinga sa 29, wala akong kilala na may bday :p. On the 30th, one of my best friends, Jacque, will celebrate her birthday and on the 31st, it's my uncle, Tito Edward's turn. Whew... sakit sa bulsa. Dami nilang may birthday. :p

Most especially, my amazing mom will celebrate her birthday on the 25th. I still have no idea what to get her for her birthday, and it's only days away. Any suggestions?

Mom will have her 5th chemo session tomorrow. Premedication starts tonight and we will check in at St. Luke's tomorrow morning. I feel sad that mom will have chemo on her birthday week. I just hope the side effects will be milder. I know that even if mom doesn't say it and even if she's smiling, she's also thinking that it's a sad way to celebrate a birthday. But looking on the bright side of things, we know the chemo drugs are working, so it's a reason to smile and feel blessed.

Bilib ako sa mental energy ni mommy. Sobrang lakas. Na-o-overcome nya lahat. For that I am grateful, coz I believe that if her mind gives up, her body goes along with it. Physically, she might not be as active as she was before, but if you compare her to other people, she's pretty active. If she feels strong enough, she'd go to the office. She feels restless at home - she says she's not used to not doing anything. If she doesn't go to the office, she still directs her staff from the house.

If OC ako, mas OC si mommy, specially when it comes to cleanliness. Hehehe.. lagot ang alikabok kay mommy. Pagdating doon, 20/20 ang vision nya.

Para hindi sha maiinip sa bahay, nag-ko-cross stitch sha. That's where mom's patience shows. Me, I wouldn't be able to finish big cross stitched projects, coz I'd lose my patience, get frustrated and stop doing it. Most of her projects are framed and displayed around the house.

Mom loves to cook, she got that from lola. And I'm not saying this coz she's my mom, pero masarap talaga sha magluto. Kaya nga naglalakihan kami sa bahay. Hehehe... We used to tell her. "Ma, wag ka na kasi magluto ng masarap, para di na kami kakain ng madami." and she'd just laugh.

She loves music. We probably got that from her. Lola used to sing while she was cooking, and mom does that, too. I used to think the singing makes the food taste better. :p

Sometimes mom would sing a current song and we'd look at her and ask, "Ma, alam mo yan?" and she'd say, "oo naman, ang ganda nga eh." Hehehe.. updated sa mga kanta ang mommy ko :p

She's one of the best shopping and eating out companions. Sobrang saya. Sky's the limit pag nasa mood. hahaha!

There are a lot of things i can say about how wonderful my mom is, but there are no words to express how blessed I am to have a mom like her. We may have had our ups and downs, have our share of disagreements and arguements, but i wouldn't trade her for anyone else.

If there was one thing I could wish for, I would wish my mom perfect health, so she'd be there to spoil her grandchildren.

i love you mom, happy birthday!

♥ JeN

an opportunity

Friday, August 20, 2004

A day after I wrote my previous post, a friend mentioned that she was moving to another company. Then she had this idea that I should try out for the position she was leaving. I was excited. :D I immediately told her I would spruce up my resume (which as of this writing I haven't done yet) and send it to her.

Then I thought, I don't have any call center experience and her position is kinda high up there already. My forte is non-life insurance. All my jobs since graduating have been in the Insurance Industry. Leaving it for another industry was daunting. Then she said it was no problem. Ahh... I just love my friends :D

I've actually been thinking of changing my career map for sometime now. Quarter-life crisis? Maybe. I'm not sure. But I've been thinking over which career path to pursue, when I'm still awake at 3am. Then it hit me! Why not a call center? It's a booming industry. And best of all... the graveyard shift fits me to a T.

I may have been a vampire in a former incarnation. My average sleeping time is 3:30 am and I can get by with 3 hours of sleep when needed, as long as I can have power naps. Or I can sleep until 10 am (hehehe). My body clock is whacked. I've tried conditioning myself to sleep at 11 pm, like I used to, but I haven't been successful yet. So why not take advantage of my vampiric nature? :p

Mom has said this to me lots of times (specially when she learns I haven't slept until 4 am): "Hay naku, bagay na bagay sa iyo mag-call center. Patulog ka pa lang, kami pa-gising na." hehehe... sheepish smile and kamot ulo lang ang nasasagot ko :p

I'm not banking on getting the job, but it's a start. There's no harm in trying. A good opportunity fell on my lap and I'm not going let it pass me by again.

reflections

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

I feel restless. Maybe discontented. It feels like I'm missing something but I don't know what. And I feel like I am capable of doing more, but something is stopping me.

Sometimes I find myself giving the excuse that I can't do this or that yet until mom is all better. That's a load of crap. I know I am capable of doing whatever it is I want to do, I just lack the confidence or the courage to do it. So I make excuses.

I'm afraid of the unknown and of failure so I don't try. And that's the biggest mistake I think I could ever do. I can't just let opportunities pass me by, do nothing and sulk after it's over and done.

The good thing about it is I'm not in denial anymore. I've acknowledged to myself what's wrong and what should be done about it. Now all I have to do is to take the first step. After all, they say that the first steps are always the hardest. Everything else is easier after that. :)

I command the risk-taker inside me to resurface!

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Two of my friends took this test at Quizilla, so I thought I should give it a try, too. Besides, I like Drew Barrymore. O diba? Nag-feeling na naman ako. hihihi!

ever after
You are Danielle, from Ever After. You are a true romantic, and quite intelligent and quick-witted. You are a jack of many trades and prosper, even in the most difficult of times. You are a true optimist, and people
tend to gravitate towards you because of your charisma and sensibility.


Which Drew Barrymore Character are you?
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blog awards

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

I got an email from the Philippine Blog Awards that said my blog has been nominated. Wow. I didn't expect that. It totally surprised me.

I don't know the person who nominated me and it makes it more surprising. Hehehe... di ko inexpect na ganun. :p Thank you, thank you! :D

It was nice to see familiar bloggers, regular reads and blog friends there, too. I know I am in good company.

Saya naman. That made my week. :D

book heaven

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Yesterday, my sister and I went to the International Book Fair at the World Trade Center at Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Book stores and publishing houses were there to showcase the wonderful books at discounted prices (except for fullybooked - bummer).

I was in book heaven! All the books I wanted to read, I saw there. I was like a kid left in the world's biggest toy store - wide eyed and with a big smile plastered on my face. That was how I felt and looked like.

We went to all the booths, browsed and compared prices. I loved the fullybooked booth coz there were lots of rare books there. I saw the Friends coffee table book I wanted and the Six Feet Under book and some other book titles I was looking for. Too bad these books were very expensive. :( But it all boils down to this, as a friend said: "Is it a want or a need? If it's not a need, it's probably not a good idea to buy it, unless you have lots of dispensable cash on hand." Wise friend, that one. :p I just contented myself from browsing each page and looking at all the pictures (until I can get my own copy :p)

It was the National Bookstore booth (actually it could be called a branch and not a booth :p) that I enjoyed. All books were at discounted prices (10-30%) and there was a section for hardbound books at P 99.00 each. It was probably old stocks or second hand, but it was all in very good condition. Besides, it's regular prices range from P 700-1,000, so for P 99 each, that was quite a steal. We were lucky coz when we got there, the staff was unloading some 10 boxes. My sister and I ended up getting 12 hardbound books by Sidney Sheldon, Richard Bachman (Stephen King), Danielle Steele, Jude Deveraux, Anne Rice, Johanna Lindsey, Isabel Allende. That would hopefully last me at least a month of reading

Ay grabeh, lumabas yung pagka-bookworm ko when I was there. So all you book lovers, go and visit when you have the time. The P 5 entrance fee is a steal. Grabe, 5 bucks lang and you're in book heaven! The book fair will end this Sunday, so go and check it out.

♥ JeN

PS: Happy Birthday, Dr. Mona! ;)

la lang uli... :p

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Mom and I spent most of the day at St. Luke's today. She was due for another check-up and for every check-up she needs to have a blood test. We get the results in a hour, which was pretty good considering some hospitals release results after 2 hours or worse, a day after (I personally know of a hospital that releases blood test results after a week).

Mom's doctor's clinic hours are from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. But that's rarely even followed. The usual time she gets to her clinic is 12:30 pm, which means at least 2 hours waiting for us. She has so many patients, at St. Luke and another hospital that her clinic schedule gets messed up. I know I mentioned this before, but I really hate waiting. The times we stay at the waiting area are the times I get to finish my reading, which is good in a way. :)

Dra. Gorospe is a very good doctor and she's also very nice, that even if I'm already impatient, my irritation disappears as soon as it's mom's turn. Hahaha! Nakukuha ako sa smile :p But really, she's nice.

Mom's next chemo session will be on the 18th. I pray that this will be the last, coz the side effects seem to get worse everytime. I'm awed by my mom's strength. If it were me, I would probably have given up. Luckily, the side effects lasts only a week after each session. After that week, mom is back to her normal, bubbly self. She's raring to go back to the office (and she still works and directs her staff from home), coz she's not used to doing nothing, as she puts it :p

I am very grateful that the chemo drugs are working. I see the progress after every session. That makes me very hopeful that mom will overcome this once again.

God indeed moves in mysterious ways. Mom's illness made our family stronger and we value life and each other more. Sometimes I have days where I question why this had to happen and I rant and rage. But after I let it all out (hay... cry fest alone in my room :p), I feel at peace. As if someone held my hand, and reassured me that everything will be all right. And then I smile.

♥ JeN



quirks

Sunday, August 08, 2004

I was reading the newspaper earlier and I think I was on the 7th section already when I thought dad was brewing coffee. I smiled and savored the aroma. But then I asked myself why it wasn't as strong as before and that it was kinda sweet-smelling. That's when I glanced on the right side of the paper and saw the new NescafeTM ad. It was the paper I was smelling! Dad wasn't brewing coffee... the coffee aroma was coming from the paper! How cool was that?!

Needless to say, I kept smelling the paper. Hahaha! I even kept it, coz talagang aliw na aliw ako. I intend to keep it for as long as I can smell the coffee aroma. :p

That's one of my many quirks. If I like something, no matter what it is, I will keep it. I'm also a certified pack-rat. It's hard for me to throw away things when it means something to me. I keep concert tickets, letters, notes (yes, the ones passed during classes), even candy wrappers (if someone special gave it to me). There's a cabinet in my room that has shoeboxes of seemingly trivial things, but they aren't trivial to me. I have reco letters from 1st yr HS until the reco letters given during orient class in college. I have the 4th yr hs ids of my friends. You name it, i probably have it. But that doesn't mean that my room looks like a hurricane passed through it (minsan lang yun mangyari - owwws? :p).

I do throw away stuff when it reminds me of someone I don't want to be remembered of. It's like my way of cutting that person off from my life. Sometimes I regret throwing stuff like that, but most of the time, it's cathartic.

While going through one of my old diaries, I found a list I made about my quirks (or weirdness). Here are some of it:

1. I like reading scary novels and watching horror movies, even if I'm probably one of the world's biggest cowards. (hindi, active lang ang imagination ko - defensive!)

2. I'm afraid of the dark. Even if I'm just going to the side of the house, I'd ask my brother to go with me.

3. Sometimes for no reason at all, the hairs at the back of my neck just stand on end and I'd get chills. So I'd run to my room and as soon as I step inside, the feeling is gone.

4. I sometimes see someone or something move from the corner of my eye, but when I turn my head to look, I see nothing. Weird, diba?

5. All my books are arranged in the following order: type (school books by subject, biographies, novels, etc.) , alphabetically by author, then by date published. I could have been a librarian in a former life. :p

6. CDs and tapes (yes I stil have those :p) are arranged alphabetically. It used to be arranged by genre.

7. Magazines are arranged alphabetically and by date.

8. YES I'm OC! Hehehe!

9. If stuff are not in the order I like it to be, I change it. Sometimes, I stop myself from doing that, pero hindi ako mapakali hanggang hindi ko inaayos.

10. When our living room rug had fringes, I used to get the urge to fix the fringes. As in yung mukhang sinuklay yung fringes.

11. Reading the above, I feel like I need a psychiatrist. Hahahaha!

12. I have 14 pillows of different shapes and sizes. Feeling cocoon!

13. I can't sleep without a blanket. Even if it's the middle of summer, I still have a blanket.

14. I sleep faster if I'm on my tummy. If I sleep on my back, there's a higher probability that I would toss and turn.

15. My mom said that since I was a baby, I couldn't sleep without music. Until now I sleep with my stereo on. It doesn't matter what kind of music, kahit heavy metal pa un, basta may tugtog, makakatulog ako. But that only happens when I'm alone in my room.

16. Because of my active imagination, blinds and curtains in my room are closed when I sleep. I wouldn't want to wake up in the middle of the night and wake up with someone or something staring at me through the window. Ngiiii!

17. Napaka-arte ko matulog. Hahaha! But I can sleep anywhere. Hindi ako namamahay.

18. I put mayonnaisse on anything. It's like my ketchup. I'd probably die one day from it. nyahahaha!

19. Most of the time, I'm singing a certain song, and I turn the radio on and I hear the same song. Or I turn on the tv and when I reach the music channels, the video of the song I'm singing is being played.

20. Sometimes someone I know just pops in my head and in no time at all, I either recieve a phone call, a text message or an email from that person. Most of the time it's my mom. I'd think of her and she'd call me from her office, or I'd just feel like calling her and when she answers the phone, she'd either tell me she was thinking of calling me, or she was calling me but the phone was busy (coz I was calling her that same time). Once or twice, I picked up the phone intending to call her and instead of the dial tone, I hear her say hello from the other end of the line. Hahahah!

21. I have a strong sense of deja vu.

Hmm... there's more, but I think I am weird enough :p Tama na muna ito for today. Hehehe...

♥ JeN

questions

Thursday, August 05, 2004

hmmm.. i can't seem to get the blogging vibe I had when I started this blog. I used to have entries everyday, now blog quite sporadically. :p I can't use the excuse that I'm busy, because I blogged everyday, even when I was really, really busy.

So what excuse could I have?

  1. Is the novelty of having a blog beginning to fade? That's a typical Arian trait, which I admit I have. I'm excited at the start of a project and is quite good at it, but I get bored easily, so I'm not really good at follow-through. :p
  2. Is it because I have nothing to blog about? (gah! pathetic naman nun.. ibig sabihin ang boring ko... wahahaha!)
  3. Or maybe I don't feel comfortable blogging about some thoughts because people I know personally read my blog, too?

My excuse could be all three. hehehe... Several questions come to mind though. Why is it we feel more comfortable divulging ourselves to strangers than to the people we actually know? Are we afraid that they'd see us differently if they knew all our thoughts? Or even worse judge us?


Just wondering...

ang pagbabalik... :p

Monday, August 02, 2004

I'm back, balakubak! hihihi!

As Dinah said earlier, "matagal nang deads ang blog mo." Oo nga, one week, to be exact. Blame it on tamad-itis, blogger's block, or the infernal colds I had since Monday. Hehehe... daming excuses. :p

It wasn't a planned hiatus, but I did get to accomplish stuff that I have been putting off. During the week that I was "out of blogging commission", between bouts of sneezing every night, I have been able to finish reading several books. I've also written entries on my diary (hehehe.. sorry di pwede idivulge, lagot ako if I write it here :p), finished some sketches, while watching a Sex & the City marathon on Wowow. Naks! multi-tasker :p

Since last Monday the average time I get to sleep was 3 am. I couldn't sleep coz of my colds. I hate getting colds! Aside from the constant sneezing, the rudolph the red-nosed reindeer look, the ngo-ngo voice, it's the clogged nose I hate most about it. It's just so damned hard to find a position to sleep in, so I could breathe (and not die in my sleep.. hehehe!). By the time I've stopped tossing and turning and found a position, nawala na antok ko :p

So every night, I would read a book to make me sleepy again. I've read two romance novels by Jude Deveraux (but of course! hehehe...), a Robert Fulghum book, a Bob Ong book (hilarious!), The Notebook (again) by Nicholas Sparks, and Philippine Ghost Stories Book 3 (yeah, I'm a such a sucker for that). Reading was not a very good idea. Hehehe... by the time I'm sleepy, I couldn't put the book down. Ang daming reklamo noh? Hahaha!

Oh and let's not forget this fact: I am weird. :p I like reading scary/creepy stories and watching horror movies (Ju-on was on cable last night.. nyay...), but I'm one of the world's biggest cowards. Hahaha! During the times I'm left alone in front of the pc, and everyone is asleep in their rooms, I always run to my room as soon as I turn the lights off the hallway. I could feel the hair on my nape stand on end, but as soon as I enter my room and close the door it's gone. Was it because of my very active imagination? I have no idea. :p but I always end up sleeping with the lights on. Hahahaha!

♥ JeN

PS: belated Happy birthday to my friend, Janice. :D