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An Apt Movie Quote

I just turned 30. I was just hanging out one Saturday in our workplace when I decided to just Google some quotes on “being 30″. The results somehow hit me. How can I forget one of the film that well, proved that I am such a sucker for boy-meets-girl-girl-loses-boy-getting-back-together movies. It’s not just My Best Friend’s Wedding that made my hanky soaking wet! There’s another film… it’s 13 Going 30.

Yup, it’s where our aspired Alias ass-kicking chick Jennifer Garner and now an Affleck starred as Jenna turned 30 by just a wish from her 13th birthday.

Quoting one of her lines there, she said:

“Thirty, flirty and thriving.”

Wow. I wish I’d be half of what she was in that movie… or at least her body with an additional half of her weigh.

Where is this entry going to? I don’t know really. Perhaps I am after of the changes I SHOULD be doing now Nemcy Cruz is 30. I am on the thirty part… now can I flirt and thrive.

I won’t be wonder girl if I can’t be, right?

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2007 in Realizations, Simplified

 

Beauty?

I just have to post this… got this from Jose’s blog. A post-effect of my “excitement” during my birthday (which I haven’t posted yet), perhaps?

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

A creator…
…beauty…
…womb…

Most people who know me say I’ve always been “motherly”. Well, it’s both a treasure and a curse I guess. But all the same, I am satisfied with the outcome of this test(?)

Call me wonder girl if you must.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2007 in Realizations, Simplified

 

Tagged Beauty (Din!)

 

Tagged by Jose aka Chong….ergo answer away!!!!

  1. Name of the person who made you laugh last night? Gian and Aileen!
  2. What were you doing at 0800? Preparing to go to a meeting.
  3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Surfing the net.
  4. What happened to you in 2006? Oh my… how come I can’t recall anything significant! :O
  5. How many beverages did you have today? Just 1.
  6. What color is your hairbrush? Black….
  7. What was the last thing you paid for? Green Tea Frappuccino @ Starbucks.
  8. Where were you last night? Office. Celebrating my 30th birthday with friends in the office and in Thailand virtually ;)
  9. What color is your front door? Dark brown..
  10. Where do you keep your change? Black cloth coin purse with a yellow elephant embroidered on it, from Da, a gift from Bangkok.
  11. What’s the weather like today? Gloomy… about to rain I guess.
  12. What’s the best ice cream flavor? Dulce de Leche! (craving for Spicy CHILI ice cream though)
  13. What excites you? Thinking (and hoping) that someone is still coming to visit from Thailand ;)
  14. Do you want to cut your hair? YEEEESSSS!!! Pixie style… like a boy’s cut :D
  15. Are you over the age of 25? Unfortunately, I am… 3o.
  16. Do you talk a lot? Hehehe. I am. But I choose who to talk to.
  17. Do you watch the O.C.? I DON’T…
  18. Do you know anyone named Steven? Will Steven Seagal count? Hahaha!
  19. Do you make up your own words? At times :p
  20. Are you a jealous person? Hahaha. Yeah.
  21. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’. ANNIE!
  22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’. King.
  23. Who’s the first person on your received call list? Unknown. I think this is my brother from the US calling me.
  24. What does the last text message you received say? “Happy birthday Nemcy. I wish u very happy and healthy for your birthday. Good luck.”
  25. Do you chew your straw? Nope.
  26. Do you have curly hair? Nope.
  27. Who’s the rudest person in your life? A batchmate/classmate of mine in college. Friends know who he is.
  28. What was the last thing you ate? Lucky Me Instant Pancit Canton.
  29. Will you get married in the future? I wish. If not, k lang.
  30. Where’s the next place you’re going to? Back to our office in Antipolo.
  31. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks? Nothing.
  32. When was the last time you did the dishes? Last night. Every night.
  33. Are you currently depressed? Not quite anymore.
  34. Did you cry today? Not today. On the eve of my birthday.
  35. Why did you answer this? I was tagged and this is easier and faster for me than linking my photos for the next blog entry :p

As Jose did it: I tag anyone who cares to read this and would want to answer these questions in their respective blogs.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2007 in Uncategorized, Wala lang...

 

Query to Self

I took a break as mentioned in my previous entry. But that break seemed useless now. For some reason, I am exhausted. It might be a break down… I’m not quite sure.

I have lots to share… one is about that lovely visit of mine to Cebu and Bohol… another is some “learnings” from experiences on work. When shall I post any of the mentioned, I am not sure now.

Awhile ago I am f*cking mad. Now, I am tired.

To think it’s the eve… yup… tomorrow I am 30.

Darn.

What a way to welcome my supposedly day… yey.

 

Quickie (Blog)

I have to post and announce to the whole world that I am to have my week long vacation.

My first provincial travel in the Visayas region… and it will be in Cebu!!!

Thank God for low cost flights and dear good friends who are locals of the region, if not for them I won;t have this chance.

Let me this be blog be short and brief. More to post, once I set my footing in Cebu (and Bohol too!)

Oh… and the bag… well, I wish I have a Louis Vitton bag like that or just even travel that light… but still, I am traveling… I am exploring.

Yahoo!!!

 
 

What I Learn in Traveling I Learn It in Thailand

This entry has been long overdue. But needless to say, I was still able to finish and post it, finally… hope it will help you or at least give some entertainment ;)

1.) Luck does come in at a perfect timing.
It was fate that put me in the position to be sent there in Thailand. My so-called expertise was needed there. To work, was my priority but God’s so nice to me lately (and my boss-friend who gave me extended 2 days company paid) than I was given time to explore the city. Plus, I call myself additionally lucky to have such 2 nice Thai gentlemen with me when I was alone in a country I am not familiar with. They showed me around Bangkok at the shortest given time. Who would be the best tour guides but the local Thais themselves! Blessings do come… perhaps in bundles as well ;)

2.) First-hand experience.
Nothing beats seeing, hearing and perhaps stepping on the actual path of the palaces that you once saw in the geography or history books. I was there primarily for work and yet, I was really fortunate to see and experience their culture, their past, and their current lifestyle. One get to understand, believe and learn from it. Being there, seeing what some are just telling me before, I finally understood how they feel about it and why they are feeling that way. “They” pertains to both Thai people and my colleagues who’ve been there in Thailand.

3.) Acceptance of Western Influence is not bad after all.
Thailand was not really conquered by Europeans but their King and his successors never resisted them. It’s obvious at the palaces architectures and during my museum tours. The museum guide would say, “…these are gifts from other European countries to the royal family…” more than what your fingers can count! Also, they sent their sons and daughters to Europe to study and comes back to Thailand bringing back what they learned and applying perhaps. Adaptation of foreign influence is not bad as long as you don’t forget who you are and where you came from.

4.) Expressing anger will do you no good.
I am emotional. Specially now when in terms of my work, I don’t like “surprises”. Yet, even though I was miles away it never missed me. But because I have no other choice and I’m the only one there, performance and delivery is a must. Me, being a drama queen as called by my close friends was all calm and peaceful there in Bangkok. Surprisingly, I am. I have to control my temper and anger. I can’t complain. I can’t exclaimed. No one will understand. In other words, I don’t have an audience.

5.) Music links everyone.
Foreign as I am in Thailand, Put, one of the kind, nice looking Thai gents shared his music preferences. Thanks to the bluetooth technology, we were able to exchange songs with our phones ;) And that was the start of the wall of ice being melted Ü

6.) Annoyance, fury, flirtation and curses all have the same tone whatever language they are in.
Yep. I am a witness of this myself. I have heard this from someone before when she was somewhere across the country. I didn’t believe it at first but hearing it myself, I just smiled. And you’ll know, believe me you’ll know.

7.) Beware of judging people by the way they look.
Well, unless you are indeed a Caucasian it’s definitely obvious you are one. But if you’re Filipino, Malaysian, Korean, Japanese or Chinese… there’s a big chance that you can be mistaken as Thai. I’m a Filipino and is always spoken with Pasa Thai. So I guess I sort of blend in. But I did have to learn some basic Thai phrases to explain than I don’t understand Thai (mai kao chai pasa thai), and that I’m from Philippines and speak English (khun Pilipin, pasa anglit).

I guess because Philippines is Thailand’s neighboring country that’s why there are some resemblances on the citizens physical feature and also some on food and culture.

8.) Pack light.
Well, what I mean more is bring a bigger luggage or make sure you have lots of room for souvenirs. Shopping here is haven! There’s always a night bazaar and if you know where to look for bargains, you’ll definitely have bargains! So be sure if you go visit Thailand, allot a budget not just for tours but also for shopping!

9.) Have an open and adventurous palette.
I’m not even sure if my term was right. But keep in mind, just be open and adventurous! It’s a once in a lifetime experience! I’m not a loco for spicy food and really is very selective in what to eat but in Thailand, you have to forget your diet and try everything! I have eaten food that I also said no to. It’s all worth the try. Really. Because you’ll be sorry if you missed out the chance.

10.) Bring your camera, have spare battery and memory/compact flash cards (or film if you’re still using an SLR).
Oh yes! I never, ever go out without spares. We just went around Bangkok and there’s a LOT to see. What more if we went to the outskirts of the city like Ayunthaya.

These are just want I learned for now. Hopefully I will have more when I go back there.

And this is really undeniable, can’t wait to go back to Thailand ;)

 

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Deprivation and Sleepy Head

I am in my place, in my bedroom. Today is my second day of declared holiday. My team, led by my boss-friend declared a close shop. We are to have a vacation, or at least a break from work, from our client.

I have always told my friends that for me, the best vacation (and the cheapest one too) is just being by myself, at home, sleeping. Well, if I’m not asleep, just lodging around… doing whatever I like. Yeah. That one, doing whatever I like.

2 consecutive days I got up later than usual. But I still have to drag myself up. I just want to sleep all day…

Sleep all day…

Up until now, I’m wondering why I’m still sleepy despite the fact that I woke up late and got at least the 6 hours sleep?

What’s with me?

Am I depriving myself of simple self-gratification? But I have to finish up something. Well, honestly, that something has been a pain in the ass. ARGH!

I’d better give in to this sleepiness of mine. I got up at 8:30AM took a bath, ate breakfast and now it’s 10AM… I’m still sleepy.

Wish there’s a prince charming to wake me up and not some witch texting me!

ARGH! Life is not all f*cking fairytales.

 
 

Free Shower

I was in a branch of Jollibee near my place having my brunch when the rain poured quite abruptly. Seated near the window, this amusing sight didn’t escape my camphone…

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The statue I believe is an icon, a pointer to the store as if welcoming the guest or probably customers. But to me that gesture has another view… like Jollibee is waiting for the rain… and enjoys it? Well, it looks like that my favorite bee had his bath! 

Well, well, well…

Talk about free shower! Hahaha!

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2007 in Picture-Picture!!!, Realizations

 

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