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Nostalgic

It’s a Saturday. Yet I am out from my cave and I’m here at work. Yes! I am to work on a weekend to finish my assignment. That’s life. Some has to sacrifice to accomplish things. It’s not often and it’s ok. It’s for the best.

Prior to me going here, I accompanied Jose to the Mac store. Why? Details should be perhaps relayed by his goodness ;) Hehehe.

He has a MA class today so I hitched a ride to UP. In an instant I became sentimental.

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I walked along the sidewalk of the infamous UP Oval where I stride my college years from one building to another to attend my classes. Now, I stroll the same path.

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Cleaner air, cool breeze, the trees… ah yes! Those trees I am fond of looking at. Their branches curved on top of the rode as if reaching what’s on the other side. I am and perhaps will be fascinated by these acacia and fire trees.

It felt good… walking… and being back in that place. I felt as if there was a rewind in my life. Yet, I felt old looking at the students. In my mind I wished them well and hoped that they enjoy their years here in the university.

I felt old seeing the students. Hahaha! Good thing I carrying my stuff in a backpack and I am dressed in my usual tee, jeans and my red Converse that I wished I had during my days here in the university.

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Gone are the years of silliness and simple pleasures. After university life that I thought was difficult enough, a more complicated and stressful one. I am thankful I took my degree in that university. It’s difficult, but I was prepped up very well.

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2007 in Realizations, Satisfied and Accomplishments

 

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Random Thoughts

Tonight, I am in my place watching over the busy streets below me.

Friday night.

I live on a street perpendicular to a gimik place. I came home later than my usual time going home. Traveling time is longer than usual.

Traffic.

Unlike any other nights, I walked the whole stretch of that busy street down until I reach the street where I live. My primary reason was to wake me up. I am tired from work and lack a decent sleep since I came home already 2 this morning and went back to work at the office a little past 9:00 AM.

Woke up at 5:30 AM.

I hear some laughter below my place. A gay bar is located a few steps from my building. Obviously, they ARE having fun.

I may be sounding like a grumpy, old and bitter complainant. I may be. I may be not. I’m just running down some thoughts here that strikes me once in a while. I tend to notice things happening around me lately. Perhaps, partially I am assessing my life.

Where I am now is the product of what I did prior to today and to what lead from yesterday. I do have regrets and the “what if’s”. Who doesn’t? I rant and I bitch around… well, lately, I am bitching. Hahaha! That’s one major learning this life taught me!

Funny thing is I complain when I have lots of things to do in my hand and yet, I am saddened when I have nothing at hand. Feeling useless and sudden thoughts lingers in my head. Thoughts I don’t care about before and now bothers or even haunts me. Questions, questions, questions… Ha! I am a normal human being after all. Humans are never satisfied.

It just struck me a while ago that I have no definite plans in my life. Well, I used to have before. Have a kid of my own, if there won’t be any man beside me but at least a kid to raise. But before that, I have to make sure that I can give this future child of mine a life if not equal should be better than what I am having. Then, it changed to living by myself and a pet dog, stable life. Stability is another word that is profound and uncertain for me right now.

I do live my life day by day. Surviving day by day. Troubled if my money would reach up until my next pay check. If I am asked now how and where I see myself 5 years from now, honestly, I’d panic. I do worry. Yes, I am a worrier… and a pleaser of others. I try to remove the pleasing part. All my life as I recall revolved around others. It’s hard to take it away but it’s a big step that I finally accepted that fact.

Where to start? Which one to retain? Where to go? Have alternatives?

One step at a time.

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2007 in Aspirations, Realizations

 

Critics

I remember Gian, a friend, sending us this comic strip. It was posted and shared to everyone… from his office (our client) to our team, the creatives that they now call “design” team.

I say it’s timely that I happened to find this strip when I was diving through the unorganized files I have with my Biggie.

And the strip is…

The cartoonist who has perhaps experienced all of these, I say he depicted it well Ü And with all these, my teammates and I definitely encountered people of such category. And to top it all, I’m sure if one of them is reading this, there’s one person and/or brand that definitely FITS to not just one or two of the categories but to ALL of them!!!

Evilness… hehehe.

May be I should find time after all these chaos in my life to create a strip myself. Hmmmm… how do I start it…

Nuninuninu…

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2007 in Realizations, Simplified

 

Laugh in the Line

Nope. I am not in war. Well, perhaps mostly people here in our place are battling with the weather disturbance nowadays. It’s raining like it’s the end of the world! Of course, I am overreacting. But it is dark and pouring hard there in the open.

Despite the early cancellation of work for the day plus the rains, parking lots are still jam-packed on restaurants and gimik places. It’s even hard to get a cab with the rain. But luckily, I managed to call a cab for a little extra charge. Met up with Ate Neth, Ate Arma and the rest of the group for dinner and decided to experience something we’ve never done before…

… to go to a stand-up comedy bar!

My place can be considered to be in the heart of gimik places. Along Timig is lined up with establishments such as restaurants, coffee shops, banks, videoke/karaoke bars and of course, comedy bars. Yes, not just one nor just 2. I don’t know how many they are exactly but definitely it isn’t limited to just 2 in the area.

It was around a little pass 9PM. We reached this known comedy bar called LAFFLINE. Entrance fee was P300.00 and it’s non-consumable. Well, a P100.00 less is better compared to the previous comedy bar we attempted to check out.

It was a blasting experience. At first I am quite scared that these gay stand up comedian might had an eye on me or our group and use us for their piece. I have been warned for such but it was just for laughs of course. One has to be game in all the teasing and “pang-aasar” these gay comedians do. But it was really fun.

I think the primetime started a little past 10PM. Good thing we came in a little late. I noticed that early before the primetime or their main event/show, they do call in or even dragged an audience or costumer in front of the stage and let this person sing. But of course, it won’t be complete if they won’t tease you.

The comedians were all gay. Some just those fashionista type that cross-dress when it’s their turn for a skit or a performance. There was one who called himself Kinya (or something like that) dressed-up and imitated Whitney Houston and did some lipsynching. But aside from that he did some funny moves like attempting to lick this Japanese audience and he showed the top part of his butt. Another were two… um… I’m not really sure how to call them but definitely they are not just cross-dressers. Transexual or transvestite? I don’t really know but all I know is that they really look gorgeous and pretty. Slender toned body, long luscious hair and in long sexy night gowns! Plus they are so game and talented. They did some skit like a showdown of 2 divas and they started to fight pulling one’s hair and dragging her across the stage for real!!!

I won’t forget Donita when she did a solo number. She sang one of Aegis famous songs… sorry, I’m not a fan and not really good in remembering titles or names. But she did sang if as if she had a male duet. I wish I was able to record it but I was so astound with how she did it. Every time she changed voice from a male to female she turns from one side to another to indicate she’s changing personality. I’ve seen some performers of such in TV where they did have this silly costume of half-man, half-woman get up. But for Donita, her voice is just enough. She’s really good. No! She’s GREAT! She never missed a note! Just for her performance, the P300.00 entrance fee is worth it!

One of their main performers is Diva Ganda. He is a cross-dresser and is teased by his fellow performers as a horse. He sing well but what I like with him is that his wittiness in relaying jokes. His jokes are intelligent and really up to date. I mean from personal to the political issues of today. He used politicians in his topic plus of course sex won’t be missed out in any gay performance. Sex issues or topic will always be sensitive but it depends on who and how it is relayed. But Diva Ganda’s way is so funny. I was really laughing hard. He really hit GMA hard. He epitomized her really well. He’s hilarious.

Too bad because of the rain the comedy bar experienced a blackout. We waited for more than 30 minuted before the power came back. Of course, the show went on. They did a group performance. They sing really well. These gay performers looked really good. Either they look handsome as a man, or really gorgeous as a woman, or just funny looking. But as a whole they have substance. They have talent!

Given a chance I will definitely come back and have my photo op with these guys. I mean, I wished I brought my camera with me. May be I’ll celebrate my birthday watching them again. I don’t know. But all I know one should be brave enough to watch these performers. You should be game and never ever be judgmental. All are just for laughs, for fun! Those who judges and despises gay people… you’re missing a lot!

Come to think of it, an idea sparked when I was watching them. There’s this guy my team knows that I really despise because of his arrogance and his disrespectful to other people specially to homosexuals. May be I should plot a plan to trap him and bring him there. It will be a torture for him when these gay approach him… ngarharhar!

Evilness lurks.

Just call me, Wondergirl.

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2007 in Recommendation, Simplified

 

Wala Lang Post… U.P. AKO. IKAW BA?

Nababato na ako sa kinauupuan ko. May isang kaibigan na nag-post sa Multiply, so piantulan ko na Ü Post ko na rin dito. Kung feel n’yo gawin n’yo na rin ;)

1. ANO’NG STUDENT NUMBER MO?
- 95-15415 (last batch ng ID na plastic lamination lang! oh-ha!)

2. ANO ANG FIRST CHOICE MO NA COURSE?
- Bachelor of Fine Arts

3. SECOND CHOICE?
- Psychology (bilib et or not!)

4. ANO COURSE MO NA NATAPOS?
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication (SOLID!)

5. NAG-SHIFT KA BA?
- Nevah!

6. CHINITO/CHINITA KA BA?
- Yep-yep!

7. NAKAPAG-DORM KA BA?
- Yes-yes-yo!

8. NAKA-4 KA BA?
- Hmmm… Nat Sci 1 yata yun, bad trip yung bading na prof eh!

9. NAG-KA 3 KA NA BA?
- Oo, P.E. pa! Me not a sports fan… EVER!

10. LAGI KA BANG PUMAPASOK SA KLASE?
- Yep. I’m a nerd! :p

11. MAY SCHOLARSHIP KA BA?
- La e.

12. ILANG UNITS NA ANG NAIPASA MO?
- LAHAT. Sobra pa yata ako eh… sa electives :p

13. NANGARAP KA BA NA MAG-CUM LAUDE?
- Actually, hindi na. Sawa na ako sa honors (yabang!) and di ko nakita ang gamit nun sa course ko e

14. FAVE PROF
- si Prof. Campoamor… aka Siao. Cuters na matalino kahit pwede siyang magtago sa likod ko sa kapayatan n’ya. Prof ko sa Kom 1… and UNO ako sa kanya! Weeeee!

15. WORST TEACHER
- sumalangit nawa ang kanyang soul… si Rebillon. Nasira ang perception ko sa art da’l sa kanya at siyang dahilan din ba’t ako nawalan ng amor na magsunog ng todo ng kilay for honors! Bias siya sa grading ng Certificates at Bachelors.

16. FAVE SUBJECT/S:
- Kom 1… ‘la lang… (*kilig*) at maniwala ka sa hindi, ang nag-iisang Math requirement sa amin… MATH 1. Da’l nagagamit ko s’ysa ngayon sa work ko! Saka ARNIS (P.E.) nailalabas kong sama ng loob ko sa paghataw ng arnis nung mga panahon na ‘yun Ü

17. WORST SUBJECT:
- Visual Communication… nasira ang perception ko ng perspective at shading da’l sa old school teacher! Sumalangit nawa ang kanyang kaluluwa

18. FAVE BUILDING:
- ‘Yung auditorium sa Science Bldg… kasi AIRCON

19. PABORITONG KAINAN:
- Chocolate Kiss… pag me pera. Pero kay Mang Nestor pisbol lang masaya na kami

20. MAGKANO BA ANG BINABAYAD MO SA JEEP?
- 1.25 yung unang bayad sa Ikot ko… OO NA! MATANDA NA AKO!

21. LAGI KA BA SA LIBRARY?
- Tambay… aircon eh (‘yung sa FA)… Main Lib naman, kapag gusto ko tahimik at nami-miss ang amoy ng “kalumaan” ;)

22. NAGPUPUNTA KA BA SA CLINIC?
- sa Infirmatay? Este Infirmary pala… pag me sinasamahan lang

23. MAY CRUSH KA BA SA CAMPUS?
- Oo naman! Pero yung pinakagwapo at WORTH IT… senior nung freshman ako… kaya panandaliang crush lang :(

24. ANU-ANO ANG MGA NAGING P.E. MO?
- volleyball, table tennis (na dinrop ko), tennis (na dinrop ko rin), arnis (the best!), running for fitness, at bowling (na dock pins na may mga kasamang paa… bonus points pag natira!)

25. KAMUSTA NAMAN ANG BLOCK NYO?
- 1st year lang… di ko type. Humiwalay na ako nung 2nd sem, lalo pag G.E. subjects… notorious ang FA students sa G.E… discrimination! Buset!

26. MEMORIZE MO BA ANG HYMN NIYO?
- Nope. It’s the worst tune yata I’ve ever heard… not very catchy

27. MEMBER KA BA NG VARSITY TEAM?
- Napipilitan nga akong mag-PE magva-varsity pa… heller?

28. NAKA-PERFECT KA NA BA NG EXAM?
- sa MATH 1… oh-ha! Quizzes oo naman… sisiw eh :p

29. DITO KA BA NATUTONG UMINOM NG BEER?
- OO! AS IN!… sa Gulod! Baptism of San Miguel PALE ha! (at may deadline na FINAL plate the next day… saya!)

30. DITO KA BA UNANG NA-IN LOVE?
- Malamang. ‘Wag na natin pag-usapan. Long story… ;)

Simpleng buhay lang no’n… at nagrereklamo pa ako. Eh hello? Mas malala ngayon… well, that’s layp!

Kayo naman!

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2007 in Tagalog Naman, Wala lang...

 

Last Minute Man

Some calls it cramming. For me cramming is for students or anyone non-professionals panicking before the deadline whether it may be studying for an example, submitting paper or doing a plate or project.

But for those who should be considered professionals, cramming is no… SHOULD be non-existent. That’s why you are to be called “professional”. Unfortunately, we have been working with what we call “Last Minute Man”.

• He lost his Final Artwork which he should be filling right after we gave it to him.

• He calls for a copy and states he needs it in a just a few hours? It was already archived. Archived meaning stored somewhere where it was suppose to be forgotten because the project is considered DONE.

• He calls for inquiry. He calls it inquiry but rather I call it stupid questioning. He “asks” what is “beautiful”: placing the copy in between the images or retaining where it is. He had that inquiry because there had been some “discussions” in their office. He called a few hours before the publisher’s deadline for the ad.

That’s just one of the 3 “inquiries” he did for that day. Calling 3 times for that afternoon. Let me save that for another entry.

Oh, by the way, we are paid to be handling their products branding and design.

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He’s even embraces the idea of being the LMM. Professional. Wow.

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2007 in Rants, Realizations

 

Apathy

Is it the full moon, the weather or just a coincidence that most people I know are somehow unstable these days?

Count me in. But they blame it on my diet. Hahaha. What’s new with that? I just got used to it.

They are quite a handful to mention. And they might react violently if they read this entry (uyyyy… feeling n’ya s’ya nakasulat). But there’s this one person, that really woke me up last night. I thought he was really sick. I noticed he wasn’t around in his office when he’s not online and the other day, when we came for a meeting he’s not there.

He called in sick.

Knowing this person, (or assuming that I know this person) he isn’t the type who would be absent for consecutive days unless something is really wrong. Really wrong means psychological and emotional factors.

Guess what? My hunch was right. He is lost. Lost in the sense of questioning oneself what the hell I am doing here? Where I am… etc. etc. It is the questioning of one’s capability. Something like that. And it occurs when:

1.) someone is getting older (when birthday is just an arm stretch)
2.) when a friend or someone is way successful than you are
3.) when you are not that busy, you tend to have time to “think’ something else.

And at this moment, let me add another one…

4.) the moon just became full

It’s just my theory. Because I am just recovering from this mode. I should be steering clear of this person perhaps I’ve “grown” over the idea, the situation and the feeling and what’s left is the concern for the person. Before everything turned complicated, we are friends and friends we are still now.

I greatly appreciated that this person returned back my messages. Even though in the wee hours of the night, we manage to exchange thoughts and verified somehow all will be ok. He could have been bored in what he is doing and misses his old assignments.

Well, I could admit that every time he responses the ‘kilig’ factor is still there. I know the little girl inside me smiles. But as it get by the ‘kilig’ getting lesser and lesser.

I guess I am getting over it. And becoming mature over it.

We’ll be friends. That’s one thing confirmed last night.

I slept well. Got up easy and here I am writing about it.

And what just came into me, it seems that this happened sometime last year too… I think I am having déjà vu.

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I promised I will never blog about this person anymore. But it’s more of where he is, where I am. The situation. The realization. And honestly, I am happy now than before. Perhaps the acceptance stage has kicked in.

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2007 in Realizations

 
 
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