a better day :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

This day was considerably better than the one I had yesterday. Big YAY! for me :) It wasn't the best day ever, but it has significantly improved, as compared to yesterday.

As I write this, though, it looks as if it's about to turn a bit unpleasant. Hehehe. I gotta turn the volume up. I need music to drive the bad vibes away.

Anyway, the linear accelerator has finally been fixed and mom was able to resume her radiation treatment. Hallelujah! Another week of non-treatment and heads will certainly roll. I've actually thought about suing the hospital & the radiation staff for malpractice and emotional distress, if it has gone longer. Long periods of non-treatment is very risky. They should know that. The least they could do was refer us to another hospital (never mind if there was going to be another planning session and simulation), or they could have used the other machine. Their reason for not using the other one was it would take a long time to configure it. Hello?! What's more important, the time it takes to configure the machine or the life of their patient? It's a no-brainer, really.

I can understand that it took a while to get it fixed coz the parts needed to be imported, and it took them 2 days to have the part released by Customs (hay.. Customs talaga!). But for sure, they should have had alternative treatments for situations like this.

When we went there last week for mom's check-up with her primary oncologist and to complain about the long period of non treatment, it was good that they were apologetic about the situation and they at least reassured us that they were doing everything they could to have it fixed ASAP. If they weren't, the biatch in me would have probably reared it's ugly head. Hehehe, wawa naman sila, if ever nangyari yun. :p

Oh well, mejo matagal yata yung pag-rant ko. :p I should be thankful that the treatment is on again. And I am. Feel ko lang dumada. Hahahaha!

After the treatment, mom, my sister (she didn't go to work today coz she went to work yesterday - wise, noh? double pay kasi kahapon dahil holiday - Chie, joke lang!) and I went to DV (heehee! Divisoria po, mas cute lang pakinggan kung DV, diba? :p). We bought Christmas decorations there, coz it was at least 50% cheaper than the ones we buy at the big malls. The decors were exactly the same, but it was cheaper at DV, and we can make tawad. (wahaha! make tawad - Kris na Kris ang dating, ah! :p)

There were many people but it wasn't as crowded as it was the same time last year, when we bought beads and crystals for bracelets. Last year, we could hardly walk inside DV Mall, coz it was packed. As in, kailangan magaling ka magbalya ng tao para makalakad ka. This afternoon though, we could walk comfortably, which was great. It wasn't tiring and we weren't drenched in sweat by the time we finished. :D

Ay! I'm excited to decorate the house na.

Wow! Can you believe it? It'll be December tomorrow. 24 days to go and it's Christmas. Woohoo!

i hate this day

Monday, November 29, 2004

I hate this day!

This is one of those days I'd rather erase from my memory. Everything I do seems to turn out wrong and whatever I say is taken not as I intended it should. Kaka-bad trip talaga! Even the gloomy weather is commiserating with me.

I'm not being a drama queen, but this this day just doesn't seem to end. I don't know what to do anymore. My eyes are already puffy from all the crying I've done and I've been biting my tongue so I wouldn't blurt out anything that could be taken the wrong way.

To top it off, I was talking to a male friend on YM, and as I said bye, I mistakenly sent him a Chinese audible of a girl with a heart. Dang it! I was so embarrassed, I disconnected right away. Granted it was in Chinese, and he can't understand Chinese, but the flying heart and the fluttering eyes will surely give me away. ARGH!!!!

Haaaaay....... matapos na sana ang araw na ito.

last weekend of November

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Nyah! Weekend na naman. That was fast. I barely even remember what happened all week. :p Hoooo! it's also the last weekend of November. In just a few weeks, it'll be Christmas and then BOOM! it's already 2005. Ang bilis!

It's a holiday on Monday, actually it's supposed to be on Tuesday, but it was moved to Monday, so we'll have another 3-day weekend. Hopefully we'll be able to decorate the house this time. I want to be able to feel that Christmas is in the air already, and having the decorations certainly helps to make me feel that way. :) Actually, the Santa Claus chime was never taken down, as well as the garland with the grape lights on the front door, so we could claim that it was Christmas all year round at our house. Heehee!

Have I mentioned that Christmas is my favorite season? Oh yeah, I have. Countless times. :p

I've been feeling quite relieved since mom and I went to St. Luke last Thursday. We were able to talk to her doctors about mom having fever on and off. I'm still worried, but I've had peace of mind (and more importantly, I think mom has, too.) The linear accelerator will be operational on Monday (keeping my fingers, toes, legs :p, eyes and whatever else could be crossed, crossed), and I'm so glad that mom's radiation treatment would resume on Tuesday. The sooner it's resumed, the better.

The results of mom's blood work were good and that makes me ecstatic. Dra. Gorospe also gave mom a prescription to induce her appetite. It's quite expensive at almost 300 bucks a tablet, but it's very effective. Since mom took it she's had a good appetite and has even been craving food. :)

I, however, have had disturbing dreams lately. Sometimes I don't want to sleep for fear that I'll have it again. I don't want to wake up bawling my eyes out, and having difficulty breathing because the dreams hurt. The worries I've kept at the back of my mind were visualized in my dreams. It felt so real that I wake up crying. I hate those kinds of dreams, but heck, who likes bad dreams anyway?

Why can't I have exciting dreams? Dang it! I'd settle for a corny dream, just don't let me have the disturbing ones I've had lately. I wish I could somehow dictate what I would dream about. Speaking of which, I saw a feature in the news a couple of weeks back, about this dream machine that's the biggest thing in Japan nowadays. It's a small machine that you place by your bedside, and you press a button and say what you want to dream about, before going to sleep. You can be as specific as you want. When you've reached REM, the machine will play back what you said, and the manufacturers say that this would induce your dreams. Cool, huh?

I wonder if it works and if it will be sold here. :p I'll probably get one if it reaches our shores. But I hope it won't be expensive coz I won't get it if it is. I have to be smart with my purchases, no more luho, as much as possible. Times are hard and I gotta think of my future. Naks, ako ba nagsulat non? Parang hindi, ah! Hahaha!

Happy weekend, everyone!

JeN

PS: Did anyone watch the Bench Understatement show on Studio 23 last night? Ayayay! That's all I could say. Nyahahahaha!

MUSIC, MAGIC & MARKET AT MUSEO PAMBATA

Friday, November 26, 2004

commercial muna :) c/o sister dear:

MUSIC, MAGIC & MARKET AT MUSEO PAMBATA

WHAAAAT:
The country's premier interactive museum for children celebrates Christmas and its anniversary in this special 2-night event. Visitors will get the rare opportunity to visit the museum after dark, a first in the museum's 11-year history. Fun and exciting magic shows, shadow plays, celebrity storytelling sessions, musical performances and other family activities will be held all over the museum. There will also be aChristmas bazaar in the museum grounds. On the second night, a live musical concert will close the event with some of the country's best bands as performers.

WHEN:
3 & 4 December 2004 / Saturday & Sunday / 6 P.M.-10 P.M.

WHERE:
Museo Pambata, Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila

WHO:
Performances from Anino Shadow Play Collective, Blue Jean Junkies,Cocojam, Roence Santos of Joint Project, Magicians Foundation of the Philippines, Newspaper Taxis, Sando and many more.

CONTACT PERSONS/INFORMATION:
Des Lleno
Programs Director

Maricel Montero
Advocacy Program Coordinator

Chie Sales
PR Director
chiesales@lycos.com

during ofc hours: 5231797 or 98
email pr-prog@museopambata.org;
or message Chie/Des/Museo Pambata's account at Friendster (email: mpfi@lycos.com)

* We welcome volunteers to help us with the program, tours, photo/video documentation, bazaar etc. Call us! More details (other performers and such) to follow. Please please pass. SALAMAT! *


weekend update

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

I've been trying to write for 3 days. :p I started a draft Sunday night and not a word has been added since then. I actually wanted to write about a lot of things, but I can't put them into words. All I have are drafts.

I have a notebook at home where I write down stuff I want to blog about. I have topics, outlines and some I've finished writing but I'm not in the mood to tranfer here yet. Nyahaha! Kakaiba. I don't know if that's eccentricity, being OC or just plain quirky. Hahaha!

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I spent the weekend shopping, but I wasn't really able to buy a lot of stuff. Fiscal crisis remember? Hehehe... I haven't done my Christmas shopping yet, but my sister and I made plans to do so this week. Hopefully.

Saturday morning my brother had another derma appointment. Mom and I picked him up from school and proceeded to Cardinal Santos Medical Center. It was a good thing we were a bit early coz there was only one patient before us. His treatment was done after an hour and we decided to go to Market! Market! to have lunch. We thought Greenhills would have lots of people coz it's a Saturday, so we didn't go there even if it was closer to Cardinal Santos.

When we got to Market! Market! we were kinda surprised that there were lots of people there, too. The last time we were there, the crowd wasn't as big as it was last Saturday. I guess since it's newly opened, more people are curious about it, and they heard that the items were reasonably priced.

When we're there, we always eat at Aling Ineng's Barbeque. We like it so much we still went there even if there was a long line (and I mean loooooooong.) I think I was in line for about 30 minutes. But it was worth it. Next time I hope we eat at Trellis. I miss eating there. :D

After lunch we went inside the Market Mall to window shop. We weren't really planning to buy anything, our initial plan was just to have lunch there, then go home. We ended up buying an ipod for my brother. Gah! I wish my birthday was Christmas, too. Toppet didn't even have to be persistent. He just told mom he wanted it for his birthday/Christmas instead of a new cellphone (which they talked about weeks ago). There was a sale at Abenson and I thought we were just going to ask around, but we went home with an ipod. Saya noh? :p Only boy kasi eh, bunso pa. It's okay though, at least he let me borrow the ipod since he got it. Hehehe...

My sister and I spent Sunday at the mall. She had to have her eyeglasses replaced and we were also able to buy some necessities, as well as canvass for new phones. Bonding time na din, coz we haven't spent much time together lately.

It's funny how me and my sister's minds work sometimes. I swear my cattiness comes out when I'm with her, specially when we're people watching. I'll whisper something to her and she'd laugh and say she was thinking of the same thing. We have this thing where we just look at each other and we'd know what the other one was trying to say. Pag nagkatinginan na kami, tatawa na lang kami bigla kasi alam na namin kung ano yun. Basta, fun mag-people watching sa mall! :p

Aside from shopping, eating and people-watching, we were able to make business plans for next year. I hope it pushes through, coz I'm already excited. We gotta do our research :)

Compared to all the Sundays near Christmas we spent at the mall, there wasn't much of a crowd last Sunday. That's when I realized that this year is harder on the pockets, than last year. During the previous years, I could really feel the Christmas commercialism (:p) in the air. Last Sunday, I couldn't feel it. Sure there were decors all around, but it didn't feel like Christmas. Kinda sad, but as I wrote earlier, Christmas isn't about the material things, but about family and celebrating the birth of our Lord. Hopefully, even if things are kinda hard this year, we'd have a memorable Christmas. After all, it's still a few weeks away, we still have time to feel the season. :)

JeN

TGIF! :D

Friday, November 19, 2004

I'm back to my old self again. :D Can I just say being sick SUCKS? This is the first time since Saturday that I've felt better. No more headaches, no more fever, but only slight body malaise and fatigue. I'm not groggy with medication anymore and best of all, I can taste the food I'm eating. Woohoo! Oh, water still has an aftertaste. Weird.

It felt like I lost at least 5 pounds. Another WOOHOO! Nyahahahaha! Shux, dapat lang, noh. After feeling crappy for a week, losing much needed poundage is a good reward. But being able to taste the food, could also mean I could gain the pounds I lost. Darn it!

I'm still feeling a bit lazy, but I'm glad I closed a deal before 10 am today. Thanks to my cousin, Kuya Gani, my production had another increase. :D

Mom is also back to work. She has no fever anymore. See? Sabay talaga kami. Kakaiba. She was able to talk to the doctor yesterday and it gave us (her, more importantly) peace of mind. Dra. Uy said that 2-4 weeks of radiation therapy interruption would mean just an added day of treatment. St. Luke's Radiation Therapy staff also called yesterday and said that the replacement part that had to be imported will arrive on Monday. I'm hoping there will be no glitches in Customs so the part could be released immediately.

The weekend is off to a good start. :)

We're planning to decorate the house this weekend. Usually, we decorate for Christmas as early as the first weekend after All Saint's Day. We were supposed to put the tree up last Monday, coz it was a holiday. We didn't coz my brother wants to help (owwws? hehehe!), but he had to go somewhere, and mom & I were sick.

I can't wait for Christmas. It's my favorite time of the year. It's also my brother's birthday and our annual family reunion is held here at home. We always have a program hosted by our cousin, Lon. Kung sino mauuto, magpeperform, hahaha! There are games, usually headed by Tito Gerry and a raffle c/o Mommy and Tita Belle. Our house becomes happy chaotic, and I love it. I just don't like the cleaning up right after. Heehee! Who does anyway? :P

I've heard quite a number of people say that they don't feel like Christmas is near yet because of the rising costs and the fiscal problem (which Pres. GMA says is over, but I'm skeptical). But Christmas isn't about what you eat, your new clothes and other gadgets or what gifts you receive (although it's always great). Christmas is about the family. As long as we're together, it will be a great Christmas for me (but it would be even better if Mom cooks her roast beef or paella). :D


ang labo ko talaga

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Yup, malabo ako, minsan. O sige na nga, mas madalas sa minsan, pero hindi lagi. Hahahahah! Talagang kailangan i-justify.

I decided to bring back the Haloscan comment box. La lang. Feel ko lang ibalik. Labo talaga. I blame this ficklemindedness to my not having fully recovered from the flu virus. My brain is still addled. :p

Ay! I almost forgot!

Happy Birthday, Daddy! :D


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It's been almost two weeks since mom's last radiation therapy session. The machine is still being fixed and I am getting worried. They assured us that it was okay, but until I hear it from the doctor, I won't stop worrying. The thing is, mom's radiation oncologist is still abroad. He'll be back tomorrow. I want to hear good news from him!

It's so frustrating coz I can't do anything about the situation. I can't very well tell the radiation therapy staff to hurry it up, when the parts for replacement had to be imported. Ugh! If I could get it myself, I would. But what could I do? Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Wala.

Nothing but whine, in the comfort of my own room of course. I wouldn't want mom to hear me rant and whine, coz I know she'll only get worked up.

I hope and pray that the freaking linear accelerator would get fixed this week. If not, someone's head will be bitten off.

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I didn't realize that I get sick everytime mom does, until she mentioned it this morning. She has observed that whenever she has fever, I follow suit, as if to suck the fever out of her (her words, not mine :p) I wonder if there is such a thing as Sympathetic Sickness (kinda like sypathetic pregnancy). I gotta research on that.

Anyhoo, that'll be all for today. I'm getting dizzy already. Will bloghop soon.

JeN

Yahoo! News - Hanks, Howard Do "Da Vinci"

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Another movie to look forward to. :D

Tom Hanks is older than what I pictured Robert Langdon to be, but I like him better than Russell Crowe, who was earlier rumored to play the lead character in The Da Vinci Code.

Click here for full story.

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It would have been nice to go out of town for the long weekend, but I spent it mostly in bed coz I was sick. Blah!

Will blog more when I've recovered fully.

thank you, Lord

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Staying home on a Saturday night, there's nothing much to do but go online and surf or watch television. I'm doing both. :p Well, actually, I'm online and peeking from time to time while dad's watching tv.

There was this show that caught our attention and I felt a range of emotions as I listened to the show on the background. It was Boy Abunda's show, Kontrobersyal. Tonight's show tackled the growing hunger situation in the country.

I was incensed, saddened and I couldn't help but shed a tear over what I heard. It came as a shock learning that more people were digging for food in the trash, washes it, recooks, then resells it to others. I was SHOCKED. I mean, I know it's a sad reality that some people look for food in the trash, but I didn't expect that there would be people who'd make a living out of it. I don't know how I would feel about them. I don't want to judge them for what they're doing. On one hand they were driven to it by desperation, but on the other hand, let's face it, it's disgusting, it's unsanitary and it's inhuman.

When I see people driven by desperation to do something they wouldn't normally do, I can't help but be grateful, that compared to them, I'm living the good life. I may not be filthy rich, but my family & I live comfortably. We eat more than 3 times a day, we could afford some luxuries that our poor brothers and sisters could only dream of. My parents did everything they could to send us to prestigious schools. I've lived a privileged life, compared to them. And I thank God everyday that I have.

It makes me realize that there are some things I could live without, and that I shouldn't be wasteful. I should cherish what I have, and prepare for my future coz it all could change in an instant. I have a social responsibilty and I should do something about it in my own little way.

It's a good thing that through the efforts of Fr. Robert Reyes (yup, the running priest), restaurant owners from the Timog area, are setting up a Soup Kitchen, for our less privileged kababayans. It would certainly be a great help. But I also agree with some sectors that the less privileged should be given livelihood program opporunities, so they wouldn't just rely on the help others can give them. That way they could be self-suffient, which I think is good, coz it gives them their dignity.

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I'm not feeling well. I think I'm going to be sick. Hay... I hate getting sick! I should turn off this computer now, so I could rest.

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I decided to delete the Haloscan comment box, coz it only archives for a few months and it deletes the comments after that. Too bad I wasn't able to copy the previous comments. :(

me, serious? since when? :p

Friday, November 12, 2004

It took a while for me to discover how much I've changed over the years. I didn't think I changed much coz the changes were gradual. But I got the chance to read my previous diaries one night, when sleep eluded me.

When have I become so responsible and mature? Not that I was very irresponsible and immature before. Hehehe... But now I think things over before going through it. I'm not as impulsive as I was, and I think of the consequences before doing anything.

I was never a party girl, but I like going out. I, however, didn't spend it getting wasted (hehehe.. high tolerance for alcohol, maybe :p) I'd rather hang out with friends and my cousins, eat out or go on road trips, than bar-hopping. Once in while is all right, but barhopping everytime we go out? That's not for me. Well, not now anyway. :)

I've lost count of the times I begged off from nights out that one of my friends called me a hermit. :p I just didn't want to go out and have fun, while my mom was sick. I feel guilty that I'm out painting the town red, while knowing she's battling a very stubborn disease. Mom didn't tell me not to go. It was my decision. In fact, she kept pushing me to go out with friends, but I just didn't have the heart to. It's a good thing my friends understood what my family and I were going through. I wouldn't be a strong as I am now if it hadn't been for their support and prayers.

Reading my old diaries, I just kept laughing coz my concerns and problems then were so trivial. And cheesy. But it was nice to look back. :)


okay na ako :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

I was thinking of deleting my previous post coz I didn't want to have a constant reminder of my disappointment. But I don't want to make a big deal out of it, so I left it as it is. :p Suffice to say that it has served it's purpose, coz since I wrote it, I've been feeling better. Thanks to friends who texted and those I got to talk to (er, rant with would probably the more appropriate term :p), and fellow bloggers who left comments.

I'm not the type of person who'd usually keep what I feel to myself. If something is bothering me I say it out loud, but not until I've played it in my head. It's like I have a script in my brain and I try to look at different scenarios, so I'd have a ready retort. Hahaha! Kakaiba ako no? :p

Family and friends have said countless times, that whatever I feel can easily be seen in my facial expressions. You'll know when I'm royally pissed coz my left eyebrow is raised, I roll my eyes and I pout. Gah! Not a pretty picture. :p When I'm happy or excited you'll know from a mile away coz i have this silly grin on my face and my eyes twinkle (that's what my cousins say). Sometimes I can pull off a poker face, but after a while, I'd laugh. Hmm.. maybe that's the reason why no one can teach me how to play poker or even pusoy dos? hehehe. :p

There are times that I keep things inside (usually very serious or emotional ones). I don't say a word to anyone, but I write it on my diary and more often than not, I cry as I write my thoughts down. Masakit sa dibdib kung walang outlet para sa mabibigat na problema at emosyon. May nakapagsabi sa akin na nakakabaliw yun. Yoko nga mangyari sa ken yun. Hehehe!

♥ JeN

PS: Happy birthday to my cousin, Geng. Thanks for the saheti wid mitbols. Nyahahah!

Belated birthday greetings to: Pangga-cious :p, Mylin, Tita Del, Cousins Genrick & Emman, & Lola Freda :D

hay nakoh...

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

I haven't been feeling well the past few days. No, I'm not sick. I'm just depressed. Maybe depressed is not the right word. Disappointed. Or a bit sad, maybe. I think it's somewhere between sadness and depression.

I found out from two college friends recently that there was some sort of college barkada get together a couple of weeks ago, coz our friend flew in from D.C. I don't know what's worse, knowing that I wasn't informed of it or learning about it from another friend, who's in another country. Ugh! Yeah, Lori, I lied. When you asked me about it, I said I couldn't go, but I just said it coz I didn't want to let you know I was left out.

Friend A, who celebrated her birthday a few days ago sent me an email, thanking me for the greeting. On that same email, she asked me why I didn't show up for dinner again a couple of weeks ago. Uh, hello?! How can I show up when no one informed me? What irks me about it is since I got an email from A2 (friend from DC), that she was going on vacation, I was excited. Only to find out that she's already here, they had some get togethers, I wasn't there (obviously), and I found out all about it, 2 weeks after it happened. And I found out from a friend in the US. She knows about it and she's 11,000 miles away from us?! I'm in the same country, same city even, I'm a text, call or email away and I didn't know? There is something seriously wrong about that. And this isn't the first time it has happened. The last time friend A2 was here, I didn't know about it either. Yeah, I get the picture.

I texted friend D and I said I was hurt that no one told me, after all, she's the one I'm in constant communication with. She texted back after a day, apologized and said that it was "madalian lang". But the others were there, they obviously knew, so why wasn't I informed? I wouldn't still be disappointed and ranting about it, if I bought the explanation.

I don't know why things are like this now, we've always been good friends. Or so I thought. Have we drifted that far apart? Have I done something wrong? Whatever it is, I certainly think that I DO NOT deserve to be treated this way. Not to be conceited, but I know I am a good friend. Maybe we have grown apart... and that's the really sad part about it.

Damn it! I hate feeling this way. There's this song on the Broadway musical, Avenue Q, and I remembered it today because that was how I felt the past few days. The title of the song is, "It Sucks To Be Me". How fitting.

I know it's inappropriate to compare sets of friends, but stuff like this makes me feel grateful that I have friends like the ones I've had since grade school and high school. I think our friendship is much deeper than the ones I made in College. We've been through a lot together and we know each other inside out. And even though we have disagreements sometimes, we're still friends. We may not see each other as often as we used to and as often as we liked, but when we're together, that doesn't seem to matter. We pick up from where we left off. They're more than friends to me, they're like sisters, and I thank God for them.

another lazy saturday

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Christmas is definitely in the air. It's getting harder to wake up every morning coz it's colder. It's so nice to stay in the warmth of our own beds, snuggled cocoon-like, or snuggled with your someone special (if you have one :p).

This morning, it was even harder to wake up coz it was raining. My five minute extension turned into another 30 minutes. Finally, I stopped hitting the snooze button. I dragged myself out of bed, coz we were supposed to go to St. Luke's today for mom's treatment (the linear accelerator was on preventive maintenance yesterday), and my brother's class starts at 9 am. Imagine how dificult it is to wake up at 7 am on a Saturday, when the weather is so conducive to sleeping. Haaay...

As soon as the cold water hit me, I was wide awake. Sobrang lamig! Hahaha!

I was already getting ready when the phone rang. It was the Radiotherapy Dep't. of St. Luke's, and they said there will be no treatment today coz the machine is still being fixed. ARGH! I wish they could have called earlier so I didn't have to get dressed for nothing. But it was all right. At least I was able to resume whatever dream I was having. Hahaha!

I went to bed, listened to the radio for a bit, read a book and then fell asleep again. I woke up at 2 pm feeling sooo relaxed. :D I even slept through lunch. Hehehe!

I just love lazy weekends :D

psycho strikes

Thursday, November 04, 2004

I hate it when I've typed up an entry and when I click the publish button, the error in connection page shows up, and I have no way of retrieving my entry. Grrrrrr! And to make me feel worse, a split second before I clicked the button, I asked myself if I should save it first. ARGH! I should have followed my instincts.

I'm still here in the office and I'm using our EVP's computer and internet connection. Hehehe... He asked me to search the Princeton University Press and Stanford University Press websites for Oriental Literary Classics. It's not part of my job description, but I don't mind coz while the search is being done, I am blogging on the side. Hahahaha!

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From what I remember, this is what I wrote earlier:

I was sleeping in the car whan I was woken up by a bumping sound followed by mom's startled voice. Shempre windang-windang pa ako :p I was so disoriented that I couldn't fathom at first where I was and what was happening. I was even more startled when I saw a scruffy looking man tap the trunk of our car loudly and he was looking at us angrily (we were stuck in traffic). I thought we bumped him coz he looked really pissed off.

He was cursing us and he was flailing his arms wildly. I was so stunned I wasn't able to react. Hehehe.. natameme ako. All the whiile I just stared at him, so did mom, and our driver Ricky looked confused. Shems.. as in, wala kaming nagawa. Hahahaha! Then, the guy spat on his palm and wiped it on our rear windshield. EEEEEEEEEEWWWW!!!! It was then that I was able to react, I kept shooing him away (nyahaha! ginawang langaw :p) while I was mentally cursing the traffic to move. I heard the jeepney drivers shout, "Baliw yan!" Uh, yeah... I kinda figured that out. :p

The man stopped abruptly and I thought he was gonna go away. I felt relieved but it was short-lived. He moved because he picked up garbage and he hurled it on our rear windsheld. Yuck! Kadiri talaga! Finally, the traffic moved and we were able to get away from the psycho. We then drove to the nearest gasoline station to have the car cleaned.

Hay naku, umagang-umaga adventure agad. :p


long weekend?

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Eh? What happened to my chatterbox? I hope it's down because they're upgrading :D

Long weekend is over. It didn't seem that long though. I'm still wondering why Nov. 2 wasn't declared a holiday, the prior years naman, ganun. Oh well.. don't fret members of the work force, Nov. 15 is a holiday. :)

Me & my big mouth struck again over the weekend. I really should learn to keep it shut, the less I say, the less people I hurt inadvertently. Hay... buti na lang everything's fine now. I wrote mom a letter and left it on their dresser before I went to bed. I find I could express myself more in writing, coz if I do it face to face, I either end up crying and babbling incoherently, or I dig a deeper hole for myself. Chaka buti na yun, coz I won't be able to answer back. I woke up this morning with a kiss from mom, which means my letter did its job. Yay!

The original version of The Grudge was on TV last Sunday. Of course I watched it again. And yes, I did sleep with the lights on. I just don't get why I keep watching horror movies and scary shows, when I always end up sleeping with the lights on, coz of my very active imagination. But dang it! Katakot talaga! Specially the part where the ghost peeked at the girl from inside her blanket. Ack! As in, nakatalukbong yung girl, pos yung babaeng mumu nakasilip sa kanya mula sa loob. Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh.... Mommmmmmyyyy!!! Shems... natatawa ako sa sarili ko. Weird.

I wonder if the Hollywood version of The Grudge will be as scary. Hmmmm....

Current LSS: I love this song by a revived Session Road :)

SUNTOK SA BUWAN
Session Road

Hindi mo ba alam
Damdamin ko'y pinagtakpan
Makasama ka'y suntok sa buwan

'Di mo nga alam
Mundo mo nga'y iyong tignan
Kung ganyan, walang pupuntahan

refrain:
Hindi ko 'to gusto
Pero wag kang lalayo

chorus:
Itanong mo sa akin
At tatanungin ko rin
Kung ika'y aamin
Lahat ay gagawin
(repeat)

'Di mo napapansin
Kailangan mo akong dinggin
'Di habang buhay ika'y aantayin

Ito’y aking hiling
At sana naman ay tanggapin
Ng puso ko'y 'di nabibitin...

(repeat refrain)
(repeat chorus)