Saturday, October 13, 2012

How have you been?

Hi, guys! It's been a while.
I'm here again because I wanted to post some good songs that I wanted to share.
But I'm typing this while I'm in the middle of painting my nails. So, it's pretty hard because I'm not usually good with multi-tasking.

10cm - Love in the Milky Way Cafe

(Have I posted this already before? I'm not sure. But I just love 10cm so much that I don't mnd if I double posted. XD)

I'm not afraid - Lacrosse

Regina Spektor - Raindrops

Have a nice weekend, guys! 


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Song of the day

Okay, this will be short because I have to get ready for an interview later at 2pm. It's only 10... but you know how girls are. Plus it takes a few hours to get to the place. Anyway, wish me luck later! I've been going to so many job interviews since I came back home, but I can' t seem to land a job just yet. Sigh. I'm getting depressed.

Oh well. Song of the day!

SHINee's Keeping Love Again! I just love this song. It's from the Sherlock Japanese album and it's just awesome. SHINee's Japanese songs are just to watch out for, really. Their other songs, aside from the title track, are all awesome. This one is my fave, so far. Onew's voice here is just ♥ (as always). I like his voice a lot because it just makes you melt. Check the song out!

My other fave japanese song of theirs is Kiss Kiss Kiss. It's good too.

Can't wait for SHINee's Dazzling Girl! Have you seen the teaser? The choreo looks fantastic!

Oh. Bye guys. I'll be late. Have to go. 


Monday, September 10, 2012

A surprise visitor

We had a surprise visitor earlier this afternoon. I can clearly tell Siopao was not happy about it. He was on a cat rage and was all territorial and sh*t. Anyway, the surprise visitor was a pretty cat. Presumably a stray, but with a coat so impressive that it rivals my cat. Though Siopao's coat isn't that much impressive either. Anyway, for a stray cat in the Philippines, she looked extremely well taken care of.
The orange and white cat is my lovely and feisty Siopao. The other one is the trespassing cat.

I do have a video of them just growling(?) at one another. Too lazy to upload though. Haha. I do hope she comes again (though my cat wouldn't like that at all). I want to adopt her. She's just too cute. Seems like a good cat too with a nice personality. Clearly, she has courage for just barging in on my cat's territory. But I have heard she's been here a few times before. I wonder what her relationship with Siopao is...

Have a nice day, guys. Goodnight!


Random rant

As I was saying on my last post, I am questioning the purpose of this blog. I've been thinking a lot about it since I started to post things again. I want it to have a personality of some sort - a theme or something. A travel blog? Food blog? Fashion? Music?

In the end, I came to the conclusion that this shall just be a simple, personal blog that will be filled with my rants and every day thoughts and experiences. It has started that way, right? I guess I should just continue doing that. I'm not aiming for popularity anyways. This is my outlet. Like an online diary.

The internet is just so awesome in so many ways. I'm so glad I'm alive right now, although I am quite fascinated with the past and it's sophistication. Long live 21st century! XD

Hugs and pats on the head (since I like them so much),

Monday, September 3, 2012

Purpose purpose

As I have suddenly visited this blog once again, I am now questioning the purpose of this blog.
Just a passing thought. But really, what is it? An outlet? Maybe.

It was a good day.

It was a warm, cozy afternoon. Summer was just ending, and the crisp autumn air slowly made it's way inside a tiny square window. The thin, cream curtains flapped about, letting the warm sunlight lit a small sleeping figure on the floor - blanket scrunched, belly exposed. It was good day.



It's been a while, people! I've got nothing to do today (more like I am I no mood to do anything productive) and I have stumbled upon this lovely duo, PoPoyans. I was inspired to write something, suddenly. XD


Friday, June 29, 2012

Still in SG...

and the days are continuing to pass...

As you all know (or not), a few months back, I graduated from college. Now, I, a broke fresh 'bum'grate refrained from looking for a job immediately because of a trip to another country, here in SG. Originally, the trip was supposed to stay only as, well, a trip but as days went by I was more or less convinced that I should try my luck and find a job here. So I did. And now a month has passed and I was hired as a barista on a sort of coffee shop/small bar at Clark Quay. I dream of working as a barista at a coffee shop everyday. Although the shop is so very small and not very like Starbucks or SBC or CBTL, I guess this is the nearest I can go. Now, I'm only waiting for my pass to be approved (which apparently is the biggest hurdle of all).

I promised you I would tell you the progress of my used to be bum life, so here you have it. Although the job I will be having right now is not what I imagined I would have (Bye HR Officer) but it's better than having no job at all. And the pay is good. So I guess that balances it all out. I'm still young. I can go back to my field if I want to, right? (I'm rationalizing, yes). It's still all good and I'm still happy. Let's just see if I will enjoy what I will be doing. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Terminally Ill Taemin-Bias Fan

So, a terminally ill SHINee and SJ fan was able to meet the two groups recently.
Good for her, actually. My heart swelled with happiness, and a little tinge of envy as well, when I learned that she is a Taemint. It's a joy to see fellow Taemints meet our bias, but of course, I would want to meet him in person as well. Haha. She's really quite a lucky fellow. Nice little minnie even gave her his own special bracelet. I wonder what bracelet that it. I hope not his brown one. Am I bad for thinking this?

Anywho, good for her, really. I hope she was happy meeting them. :D I will get my chance soon, surely! <3

(Credit goes to owner)
*Creys* They are all so full of handsomosity in this picture. Handsome handsome guys. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Why is it that...

... when SHINee holds a concert on the country where I am, it's either they're just guests or is performing along with a lot of other bands that I don't like. Also, they ALWAYS aren't complete.

When I was in the Philippines, back in 2009, SHINee went as a guest performer to the Korea-Philippines friendship concert. Taemin wasn't there because of a flu (h1n1 ata). It was okay that I didn't go anyway because without Taemin, as a Taemint, the experience wouldn't have been complete.

Currently I am in Singapore and yesterday SHINee was here for the Boyz Night Out concert along with 5 other kpop bands. Apparently, Minho wasn't present (I still don't know the reason).

So maybe it's the universe's sign that my decision was right not to go to any of those two concerts? Am I just rationalizing this because I really wanted to go but couldn't because I didn't have the money? Will they be able to hold a full length concert (or even an SM Town, godammit) to the country where I will be at?

Let's leave it that my decision was right not to go to the concert. There will be more opportunities next time (I sincerely hope so).

a wee sad fangirl

Friday, June 15, 2012

Of all the things to ask...

...he asked about Math.

Woe is me. Sorrow defines me. Wel, at least right now.

I just finished my first ever interview here in SG, and I bombed it.

Honestly, I'm bad at math. In all truth, I suck at it. But immediately after I introduced myself, the interviewee asked me math problems (which I so hate) like what is to convert 1 kilo to pounds and inches to centimeters. Also to calculate the square centimeters of 10 inches by 12 inches. So I panicked, and answered wrong three effing times. It took me a lot of time but I finally answered correctly.
Well, it was embarrassing, of course. I do not except that I get the job now (as a customer service officer) but of course, there's still hope.

Sad sad sad.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I love how Taemints are always so fast at uploading their fancams, and so many of them! Especially at SMTown Taiwan. During SMT LA, there weren't so many of them.

Hah! Thanks, guys.


Taemints are maknae bb taemin's fangroup. If taemin is your bias in SHINee, then you are a Taemint like me. XD

Monday, June 11, 2012

Slump slump. I feel bad. Rant on racial discrimination and whatnot.

In Singapore for 2 weeks and 2 days. This day has been my break from sending my resume to too many people and companies (hanged out in East Coast to jog and roller skate with the people I'm currently living with this morning). I used to be very careful about this one back in the PH since sending too many applications to different job openings might give you a bad rep, but here I just can't take chances. Recently, they have increased the levy on foreign workers and are more keen on hiring locals (which I perfectly understand because it IS their country, but there are just some points which I find quite unreasonable still).  So even though I have recently graduated with an AB Psychology degree with flying colors (but sadly, no work experience of any sort), I am forced to look for work under my qualifications, like Customer Service or menial Admin work (or in FnB but my grandparents wouldn't allow me to do that).

During my first week, I was sad to see that most of the people I live with have high qualifications that might have easily landed them a middle or high end job back in PH, but here they just end up mostly as FnB servers and whatnot. They say "Pera-pera lang kasi" (It's all about the money) and I do find that true because you can earn twice or thrice as much, if you are lucky, for the same job (or even a low end job) working here than in PH even though you get lower salaries than the local counterparts. But that's okay since most of us need money to send home to our families who need to fill their growling stomachs.

I spent the latter half of my day watching and reading about racial discrimination here in SG, mostly about Filipinos and local sinkies (and occasionally complaining local minorities and other foreigner stories as well). What was funny was that both sides had the same stories to tell. Sinkies get bullied by pinoys, pinoys get bullied by sinkies. It's all the same, really. And it came off as quite funny under all the serious connotation of the remarks.

I guess one thing wrong that most Filipinos do here is that they don't really conform to the norms. We have a saying that "When in Rome, do as Romans do", right? I have tried to stay straight but shared maybe 1 or 2 obstruction of the law because I chose to conform to my Pinay friends than the local ones (mostly on the road). Oh how I hated it (but I am a weak and ignorant fool who can't stand her own race hating on her because I want to "simply" follow the road signs and rules). Since back at home I also hate jaywalking (because if not, I am quite sure that I'd be dead because a car on full speed would break my limbs into pieces). I wondered during my first week here - actually up to this moment - why can't they just follow simple road signs? If there is an overpass 10 meters away, I would rather use that and walk a few steps than try my luck with the speeding cars and be on my deathbed the next hour.
I have watched this one video of pinays bringing straw mats in high end places like Ion Orchard and treat it like a plaza or a park of some sort. Why that place of all places in SG? Why not go to east coast or to Sentosa for leisure and play? That way you won't be bothering other people who go there to find a quiet haven. I don't think that even in the Ph, people do that sort of thing in those kinds of places. Why do they do that here? Also, I have read that most of Filipinos here are loud/noisy/etc. Well, I have no excuse for that since majority of us loves to party with all our hearts and vocal chords (more so since they are away from home, it's the only way to drown their sorrows). Personally, I prefer some peace and quiet too. I usually get irritated with people (Filipino, Singaporean, Malay or whatever) who are just too noisy on public places. Can't you consider other people around you? (I actually have a story about some teenage sg locals who were just too noisy in the MRT. Also of some Chinese foreigners who have been bickering for all the world to hear). I say to my fellow Filipinos, since we are in a foreign country, why don't we just follow their rules? Yes, we have our own culture and whatnot, but this land is theirs not ours. We are the visitors to someone else's house. We cannot push our own mentality into them because, sadly, that just won't work. If some people just learn how to conform, swallow the wrongly used "pinoy pride" and follow the rules of this good ol' land, then I foresee a bright future for all of us.

I do feel bad that many local sinkies look down on pinoys in general (although prolly not all of them. Hopefully not). We Filipinos share the blame, but it's not only on us. Sinkies complain that FTs (foreign talents) are hoarding all the work, leaving nothing for them, but I have read many statements from employers themselves that most really do prefer foreigners because they are cheaper and more hardworking. I wonder, then, where does all the hatred really come from? Enlighten me please, aside from some of the reasons I have elaborated above.

I have always thought SG would be a haven for me. When I came here, although it really is still a thrilling experience, I was a bit disappointed because it was not as I thought. It is a melting pot of culture, but the pot is too small and too narrow for all the diversity. If some people say that there is no discrimination here and they are all open to all races, then they are in denial.


Sorry, this has been too long. I may only have been here for 2 weeks and counting but what I have stated above is quite clear and evident to me already.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Interview with the Vampire

I don't know how many times I have read this book. 3 times? 4 times?
The first time was back when I was in 3rd year high school. The first time I read the book, it became an instant favorite. I just love how that book takes you to places. To New Orleans, to Paris. It was grotesque, romantic and very much erotic. I wonder why back when I first read it that it didn't come off to me as erotic. Just sappy romance (and loverly bromance). Maybe because I was much too innocent and not too corrupted back then. Hah! This time around, I almost can't contain my happiness for the bromance! (sorry guys. Can't contain my inner fujoshi)

Every time I read it, different emotions just surface in me. I can't give any other word for it than exciting (or maybe it's just because of my poor grip on the English language and my sucky vocabulary that I can't think of anything else XD). I have always found vampires and stuff to be interesting but I learned to love them after I have discovered this. Anne Rice is just too awesome. Although I do want to read her other vampire books, they're pretty hard to find. And if I do find them....can't afford. Hahaha. (sponsor me, someone). However, I've been pretty disappointed with the Vampire stuff that are popular lately. I had high high high hopes for Twilight before but it was crushed to bits when I saw the first movie. After that, I shunned the whole franchise. Definitely, Anne Rice's vampires are the best.

I don't know why. It has been pretty long since I got so excited over reading a book. Even my sister was asking why I was flailing my arms and legs when I was just reading a book that I have read a countless time already.
It was a feeling of excitement that I have always longed for when reading books. And that surge of contentment that fills you after you have read the last word of the adventure. Bliss.

Now I'm sad because I finished it too fast. Now I have nothing to read while here in SG. I have to scavenge for new good books soon!

This is definitely one of my faves. Totally recommended!

Singapore post again!

It's already May 31. Been here in SG since the 27th. It has been a bit uneventful so far.  We  mainly just window shopped and ate at hawkers for "cheap" SG food that are still pretty expensive in PH standards. And yesterday we went to scavenge for books (because I already finished the book I brought with me....I'll tell you about that later) so zoom we went to Wheelock's Place for that huge collection of books only to find mannequins instead of paperbacks. So off we went to Takashiyama to find that big bookstore...Kinokuniya, if I'm not mistaken... just to find out that we picked the wrong date. They were closed for re-stocking and would resume operations the next day, which is today. Talk about bad timing, man. It was a bit of a dud and I went home pretty defeated. However, we did go out to play today. The real SG adventure started today, I guess.

Death Eater display at MBS mall place thingy. XD Can't wait to go to that HP exhibit. <3

My older sister and I. The MBS at our back. :D

There was this super awesome and totally amazing water and lights show at the MBS a few minutes before this. It was superb, really. I felt like a kid again. I want to watch over and over and over. It was so so fantastic, especially that part when the bubbles went out. I felt like a princess! I should have worn a silk dress instead. XD
 I took bad pictures, though. But I do think my uncle caught a video of it. Maybe I'll post it next time. Maybe. XD

The infamous Merlion.

Obligatory SG Tourist Photo. Look like you're drinking from the Merlion's ...uhh...spew of water.
Believe me when I say that almost everyone is doing this pose there. Just like that tourist thing in Pisa. This is a bit of a fail though. Still.... I tried. XD

Sentosa tomorrow! Can't wait. XDDD

Gute nacth!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Boyz Nite Out rant. Yes. Again.

Okay. I'm here to rant again. But this is somehow different because I'm ranting in another country. Haha.
Anywhoo, as you shawols know, SHINee will be performing with 4 other kpop artists in one concert (if you aren't a shawol, then now you know. Good for you.)

Now, my problem doesn't include my stay here is SG since I am pretty sure I'd still be here on June 15, the CD (concert day). HOWEVER, this still doesn't eliminate the ticket dilemma. So so so expensive for a 2 and a half hour concert with SHINee probably singing just 3 to 5 songs. I don't know. I'm not really too sure if it's expensive because I never really have gone to a real concert before (I'm lame). It's really conflicting because I know I wouldn't appreciate the other groups as much and would rather just go to an SM or a SHINee-only concert. But there's a voice in my heart that says that I shouldn't miss this opportunity to see my idols. Although the ticket is so expensive (because honestly, everything is expensive here except the toiletries and stuff). $148 for a balcony/terrace seat. More than 5,000php. And the good seats are at $178. 6K. Too effing expensive.

If that's the price for a full SHINee concert, then I'm sure to come. But this time...I'm having second thoughts.

Do you think this will be my only opportunity to be able to see them?

I'm still confused. Is me being just a computer screen fan be ever enough? I want to see them in person too! Darn it. SHINee! Hold a proper concert in the Philippines too! But wait till I get home first. :D

SG Pseudo Day 1

Hello, little anemones of the internet sea.

I am currently in Singapore. I think I forgot to mention that that's where I am going for my late summer vacation trip. Already on my third day (it's already 1am..but I haven't slept yet so should I consider that the day hasn't ended yet? Is this confusing you? Yes?). But it feels that I have just arrived from the airport. How wicked fast time flies.

And what bad tourists we are. The camera memory card failed on us today. Drat. Is my own memory enough to remember the awesomeness of SG archi and cuisine? I don't think so. Absent minded as I am, I can't even remember my way home from anywhere.

You know what's weird? It's like I never really left home. Same climate (although at 7pm, it is still pretty sunny), atmosphere and malls. Although everything is much cleaner. I can't say that to every SG place though. The area where I am staying is pretty much the same as some dirty and ditzy part in Manila ("cheap" hotels.... which is considered expensive back home). But with more hookers (they're at every corner I tell you. Is that legal here?). So I got another new experience. SG red light district and night life. Pretty exciting, no?

Hopefully, our memory card cooperates so I can post my awesome pictures of food and buildings. XDD

Will post more of my SG experience later.
A bientot~!

Awed tourist,

Thursday, May 24, 2012

4 Years with SHINee

Happy SHINee Anniversary, fellow shawols! ♥

It has been 4 years already. Wow. I never imagined I would be a fan for so long. I mean, honestly, I'm the type of person who gets bored easily. But to think that I've been following SHINee since I was 16... just incredible. SHINee has been such a driving force in my life since I started college. Through my freshman year up to my graduation day, they had been in my heart.

I hope they stay together for as long as they can. We loyal shawols will stay with them forever. I am so totally grateful to SM that they formed SHINee. *cry cry* My so mundane life had been splashed with colors because of these 5 shining boys.

It felt just yesterday that I was watching their debut stage on youtube last May 2008. Of course, I wouldn't forget my hs bestie, Joan, who introduced me to them because she thought one member looked like our highschool crush, and he did. Plus, she knows of my pedo tendencies and who wouldn't love to watch a 15 year old singing about his love for older women? Ah memories. I was 16 then. 

shinee - shinee wallpaper
I love this picture because Minnie was wearing glasses. I'm a sucker for Megane-charas.

SHINee during Lucifer era. When Taemin first started the long hair thing and all Taemints' ovaries exploded. 
I just love this picture of them. It's funny how the four others look like normal hot kpop idols while leader Onew looks like he's going to a tennis game or something. I love his style. So normal and laidback! Haha.
When SHINee went to Europe. And became the first Asian artist to perform on Abbey Road Studios. So legendary, these boys are.

Oh god. I'm sincerely hoping to see them this June 15 on SG. Or even any other day. And I'll congratulate them on their 4 years. With a kiss and a hug. Or even just a signature. Or a picture. I'd be happy with those. ☺

My SHINee bias, maknae Taeminnie. I love all of them lots and lots, but Taemin is just too adorable that I can't help giving him more love than the others. ♥ And having the same birthday as him doesn't help either. I was fated to spazz over this boy. ♥

I'm going to celebrate the day by watching SHINee's Hello Baby. I should have bought banana milk when I went out the other day. Oh well. There are other snacks to binge on. ☺

How about you? If you were a shawol, how would you celebrate your 4th year with your favorite band?

4 years as a shawol,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

$180sg, Why don't I have you right now?

Dilemma dilemma.
As you guys know, I will be away on a trip to Singapore soon. Will be there for about 3 weeks.
And as you may have noticed (maybe you didn't so I'll say it now), I am a huge fan of SHINee. I've been a shawol since their debut in '08.
It so happens that my Singapore trip and a concert with SHINee in it will coincide! Wazuuuh!

HOWEVER, I don't think I can go because the cheapest ticket is $148; when converted into Php is about 5kplus. I don't have that kind of money right now because I'm dirt poor. Oh god. Why didn't I go to SG last year and SHINee have their concert then. I wasn't so shoppaholic back then and had quite a saving.

Read info here:

Maybe I'll just be a sasaeng fan and follow them around on SG? But will they even tour around? They have been there numerous times. They might just stay at the hotel. Shall I go and try seeing them at the airport? Maybe I'll get my chances there. Maybe even a picture. Oh my.
Basta I know one thing. I. CAN'T. MISS. THIS.

Oh lovely bias, will I be able to see you in flesh and bones at last? Is being in the same country, breathing the same air, walking on the same ground ever enough?
I'm almost 20. May this opportunity be the universe's last gift to me as a teenager. But having a job is appreciated too. :D Can't I have both?

A bientot!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hair rant PART 2

Okay. So I've established the fact that I do hate my hair.
And every time I look at pictures of idols and models with their fabitty fab hair, it just infuriates me that I got these hair genes. Both my parents have curly hair. Darn it.

I used to have long hair a few years back. But I learned to love hair styling too late. I want to try a fishtail braid on my hair, or even simple odango buns. But my short-short hair does not permit me to do so. *sigh*

Since I've kind of given up on getting long hair lately, I've been keeping my eyes on short hairstyles. I would totally love these!:

(credit to rightful owners)
I like the first 2 better but they're all cute, don't you think? Haaah. Why aren't I born with cute, bouncy hair?

I would also totally love to have IU's hair. Or if I could be born again with IU's hair, face and voice, I think I would be happier with myself. She's too adorbs! Or even Tricia G.'s body and looks. And also awesome hair.

IU Debut IU is seen chatting with her fans when she was a rookie!
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iu with short hair and bangs id at 0 IU with Short Hair and Bangs

iu with short hair and bangs id at 1 IU with Short Hair and Bangs

This post is a rant about my hair. This would be long. Pun not intended. PART 1

I've always had curly hair.
Wait.. Scratch that. I've always had curly hair until I got to try sweet, straight rebonded hair back in high school. I always thought it would have been impossible for a curly haired girl to have straight hair unless a miracle happens (back then, i was a bit tomboyish with very little imagination so I never thought of hair irons and all that). So, hair rebond happened and I was with straight hair for about four years, since my 3rd year in high school up to my 3rd year in college, until I've decided to go back to my natural hair because I missed it. WRONG. Because my hair became too damaged for too much rebonding that it needed a break.

So for more than a year now, I've been sporting my old semi-manageable, stringy, curly hair. And I still hate it.
Kat hair walk-through (ok, ignore the hideous face. I'm posting this to make a point. Focus on the hair):

My unnaturally straight hair before chopping it all off because of frustrations:

Curly hair:

First haircut w/o rebond after 4 years and how it got long and short (ugh. can't stop going to salons) over the year:

And the most recent one:

Gosh. I hate my hair.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I just love love love...

...the Taisho era. Or even the latter half of the Meiji period.

It was the time when Western culture was getting more prevalent and accepted in the Japanese culture. So there are a lot of mixing of 2 cultures, which is especially seen in the clothing. Ah~ A kimono... a hakama and a gakuran amid suits and military uniforms. I think I'm getting a nosebleed. >.<!!

 (credit goes to rightful owners)

There were still samurais, although not that many anymore, feudal lords and maybe even ninjas. Students wearing gakurans or those cute little jumpsuits... oh, also Taisho era scholars. Oh, so exciting. ♥

I just think that it is super romantic. I don't know why. Whenever I read manga or watch animes, if it's the historical type, I would always prefer and squeal for guys in a hakama or an old fashioned gakuran rather than a western prince, a knight or a soldier. Just thinking of it makes me all *sigh*

I remember one time when I was asked who I think is more epic, a ninja or a pirate, I actually answered Feudal Lord. Ninjas work for them, right? So they're loaded. Pirates are also loaded and they're also pretty romantic in their own way but they're a bit too rugged for my taste. Come to think of it, Feudal lords are a bit too old. Maybe a young, hopeful scholar from that time would be the best answer. :D

How about you? Who would you pick?

A bientot!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Uneventfully eventful day

I took a break from my occupation of being a bum at home and went to visit the school again today. Not that I wanted to. I just had to pay for that thesis editing fee that is so.effing.expensive.

Remember that last dorm post? Well, I visited the area where my old 3rd year dorm was. My sister and I were at SB because I was supposed to buy her a grad gift (I have a coupon for a free frappe I won a few days ago....yes guys, that is my gift to my sister. Sorry for being stingy). Good thing I was with my sister and she knows someone who lived nearby because a huge storm suddenly poured down. I intruded on my sister's friend's dorm after being soaked through and through from that god awful rain about half an hour ago before this photo of cows on the road... XD

 Pre-stampede at Villa Isabel. Before that kid (not seen in picture) scared them away.

 Aftermath. Stampede! That darn kid. I almost got run over. And my second instinct after saving my life is to take a picture. Great.

 A tree at school. A beautiful tree in real life. I was not able to capture the beauty with my camera. Too bad.

This is me without sleep. And after getting soaked from the rain and then air-dried. At KFC with Bebe. Hello big hand, messy hair and awful face.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

This shall be untitled

Sometimes my paranoia hinders with my sleep. I would end up staying up until late, up until 3 or 4 am, because I'm scared that burglars might appear while I'm sleeping. I would keep my eyes peeled for any movement, my ears sensitive to any sound, with feet ready to run, and voice ready to scream for danger.
I have recently acquired a weapon, a wooden stick (for arnis, a martial art, it seems), and have kept it in my room since. I don't actually know how to use it, but I wouldn't hesitate to whack a thief in the head with it. This will be the first night that I have reached that state of paranoia that I would want to sleep with it next to me.
Just a few minutes earlier, I have heard a weird sound on the roof. It could have been a cat. It could have been a burglar. So I grabbed my stick from my room and waited for any sound. Nothing peculiar came after.
Then I heard my dog whimpering downstairs. He usually whimpers when he scratches his ear, but he could also be held captive by a thief, so with stick in hand, I went downstairs to check. Alas, nothing strange was around, except from me of course, with a stick in battle position.
In the end I just turned on the lights in the garage and retreated back to the computer. Then I wrote this.

It's already 2am.
Will I be able to sleep tonight?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My pet cat... so obedient today! How refreshing!

Not once did he bite or try to attack me since this morning. XD
Now, I feel like spoiling him. Maybe I should open that can of sardines in the store for him. ♥

Siopao has always been wild; like lion-wild. He even catches rats (and offers it to me...errr), eats lizards (his favorite, I believe), and kills cockroaches for me. But he's so mellow today. It isn't even Sunday.
It must be the weather, then. I feel like I want to laze about too.

My cat is so moe~♥

Having Fun Indie Night

There is a word play on the title. I'm now regretting that I typed that. 
I'm so lame.

 This will be another indie post, although not entirely korean indies this time. 

J Rabbit - Sagging into sleep

I'm in love with J Rabbit lately. Be in love with them too! ♥

Plastic Plastic - Elastic

My newly discovered Thai Indie group. They're great. Kinda reminds me of Standing Egg. Although I'm a bit disappointed because I can't seem to find that much info about them or their albums (if they ahve one already). I did like their fb page though. 

Plastic Plastic - Ten to Twelve

Another good song from Plastic Plastic. It sounds a bit similar to Elastic. 

                                                Mighty Coala.마이티코알라 - "열대야"

If you want to listen to more awesome K-indie, visit jipiddy4indie2go on YT. ♥

MilkTea.밀크티 - "라면왕"

I think I prolly posted this song before, the MV. I'm not too sure though. But unedited versions have that kind of rawness and fresh feeling to it. And I love her hat! Waaant♥

More awesome stuff later!

hugs and pats on the head,

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I miss dorm life.

Obviously, this post will be about me and dorms.
Every year, we would move to new dorms... mostly because we're girls who are hard to please. Mostly because of me. So, during my 4 years in college, I was able to stay in 4 different dorms.  

It is too bad that I didn't take much pictures of the rooms. I did take a few, but it's all gone now.

My first year dormitory was a great one. The selling point would be the big window which stretches from the ceiling to the floor and the very spacious room (can fit about 4 people, and would still be quite spacious). If I were to compare, it had the feel of Nana and Hachi's room from the manga Nana. The sunlight streaming from the humongous window every morning and afternoon is just the best. I shared the room with my sister and my cousin (we were in succeeding grades, me in first year, sister in 2nd and cousin in 3rd) and I would occasionally be left alone (because college people are busy partying...XD).  We put our table next to the window and had breakfast there together. Sometimes, my cousin's boyfriend and my sister's bf (now an ex) would be eating breakfast with us. Those were the fun days. It was like a pseudo family to me. Every time I remember that dorm and me all alone reading next to the window or eating something I "baked" in the microwave, I would think "Ah, those were the days..." It was simply awesome.


Although, the drawback was that the room was supposedly haunted (3 friends who do not know each other confirmed this) and that it was infested with big-ass red ants. Also, it used to flood in the room when it rained even though we're on the 2nd floor (still bitter about this because it ruined my xxxholic vol8 manga). Haha. My friends thought I was joking. Water actually seeped through the walls. XD So obviously, we had to move. Also, our cousin wanted to get her own room so we moved to a smaller room the next year.

My 2nd year dorm is also pretty awesome. It had a resort feel because of the big garden. There was also a small fish pond (which is great but kinda sucked because mosquitoes were breeding there) Everyday, I felt like I was in a vacation (which is probably the reason why I was so fat and lazy during my 2nd year). It was the friendliest dorm we have ever been so even though it was kinda awesome, it was a shock. You see, my sister and I aren't really the friendliest people on the block. We prefer to stay indoors and play computer games or read books and whatnot. Simply put, we kept to ourselves. But the dorm people were just so friendly that almost all of the people there knew each other. Even the caretaker was their close friend. Every night they would get together and talk. At times, they would have parties (which were loud so I was annoyed). The friendliness doesn't stop there though. During Christmas that year, the dorm caretaker even gave each of the tenants gifts! It was a shock. They were so neighborly. So, my sister and I were guilty about it so we just gave them some cookies we baked at a friend's house (no oven, you see...."OTL). And there was one incident when the caretaker was nice enough to let me shower in her room because there was no water that day. So nice. :'( I'm about to cry just remembering it. 

Aside from the resort-like feel of the dorm (the view is so so so pretty from our room in the second floor!), the room is also huge (can fit 3 people). Another good point is the biiiig restroom. It was so spacious that you could dance in there. The shower was awesome too! Although it was hard to clean because it was so big. what was the drawback of living in there again? Oh yeah. There were a lot of weird bugs and a few cockroaches because the rooms were a little old. I actually killed a firefly once. I thought it was a weird cockroach but after I killed it, it's butt glowed. I was like, "oh." (there were a lot of weird species of bugs crawling was I supposed to know?!). Also, there was a curfew ( early!), and we didn't want that so we had to move. But we had a good stay. One of the best...if it wasn't for the curfew. 

The third dorm smelled like a hospital. It was a quiet and clean dorm. The building was modern but every time I would stay at the balcony (yes, we had a balcony...awesome, right? Right.), I would realize that I was living in the countryside. One time, there was a herd of cows running down the road. It was cute and scary at the same time. Things like those were actually normal and other people paid no mind. I was shocked though. Also, there was a lobby at each floor so it really felt homey but still apartment-like. The room itself and the bathroom are both clean (easy to clean too...which is a good point since I was in-charge of the cleaning while my sister is the cook). This is probably my 2nd most favorite dorm. Ah right, there were 2 housekeepers that were at each other's throats everyday. It was like soap-opera, I tell you. It was kind of funny to watch at first. 

So, why did we move? Because there was a rumor (probably from one of the caretakers) that there will be a curfew (we hate curfews) and because the other housekeeper was getting kind of scary and annoying. Sometimes, she would knock on our door to borrow money or to sell some used shoes or whatever. My sister said she's probably using drugs or something. It did look like that. Ah...I do remember complaining to my dad that I wanted to move because the place where the dorm is, is quite scary at night (dark and all...there were a lot of suspicious people around). And for me who often went home at night, I did not feel secure at all even though our building was just next to the entrance. There were also a lot of drunk people around at night because just across the road are bars which is always full of students and old women. We call it Das-malate (dasmarinas + malate), after this place called Malate which is full of those as well.

Our last dorm is probably the lamest and the worst one of all (the reason: Dad was the one who picked). There was no signal for our phone, the room was freakishly small, there was hardly any water and there was only one window (which we did not open because the hallway is in the other side). To add, we were on the first floor. Since first year, we would always be on the upper floors. Combo breaker. I like stairs. :'(

I can say that the only redeeming factor of this room is the table with the built in fluorescent light. I remember studying at that table at night until I feel asleep while still sitting. Also, it had the perfect brightness for me who can't sleep during the night without any light. Also, the area where the dorm is located has a lot of stray cats so we would get a lot of visitors for Siopao (my cat) who was living with us at that time. 
Still, it sucked. It was the cheapest one, though. So I guess that's understandable.

Still, I miss living in a dorm. You had that kind of freedom that you don't have at home. 
Some of my friends were envious of me back then because I can go home whenever I want (with the exception of my 2nd year because we had a curfew). 

I miss you, dorm life!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


I have been watching movies to pass the time this summer. Just a few minutes earlier I've finished watching Hugo (2011) which is just. really. great.

When I was reading the synopsis before I dl-ed it (arr), I thought it would be boring, but since I'm kind of fascinated with Paris plus coupled with the 20th century and all of its awesomeness, I thought I would give it a chance. It turns out that the movie is awesome and I did shed some tears throughout the movie.

Also, I've been in the dumps these past few days (or weeks, even). I was always in denial in my mind and I have always tried to put on a positive mind but ever since our graduation happened and almost all of my classmates and friends have been moving on with their lives, I felt stuck. Like, what have I been doing? Shouldn't I do something, too? Am I destined for something amazing, I always think. I'd like to believe I am.

Though, after watching Hugo, I think it cheered me up a little. After hearing that cute little boy, Hugo, say this:

"I'd imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too." ,I felt like tomorrow would be good too.

I just have to find my purpose too, right? I know not knowing how your future might turn out is scary as hell, but I guess I can look forward to it. I wonder how my life will turn out... It can't be that bad. :D

Sincerely hoping I'll be rich,