Tuesday, February 24, 2009

C'mon, Universe! C'mon!

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Angst

I found my old deviant art page. I totally forgot that I had a bunch of poems in my gallery.

They had way too much angst. But they were quite good though.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Missing a flight

I always have these dreams where I'm packing, cramming stuff into a bag that won't zip anymore, and while still having loads of stuff lying at my feet. I also always seem to be in a hurry because I'm afraid of missing my plane. The setting is always an unfamiliar, out of this world airport and where the planes look feel like big trains or buses.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Because I have more random stuff to share

Continuation of a Facebook meme.
Come to think of it, I don't know where the term "meme" comes from. hmmm..

1. As a kid, I also dreamed of becoming a stage actress. That's was my answer to "What do you want to be when you grow up?" in autograph books. I think the phase came after I watched Repertory Philippine's Camelot.

2. When I get stressed, my left shoulder hurts. I call that pinching pain "my evil twin".

3. Back in high school, I used to hang out in National Bookstore along Quezon Ave. I'd browse through architectural books, making up my dream home in my head. Now, I hang out in Powerbooks Greenbelt. I read cookbooks and magazines.

4. One of my favorite childhood dishes was spaghetti with meat sauce from the UP Vinzon's Hall canteen. My dad and I would always go there after my swimming lessons.

5. I think I have obsessive compulsive disorder. I sometimes do things by threes. Lock the car doors and check, walk away, recheck, walk away, recheck. I have go to the comfort room three times before going into a movie theater. List goes on.

6. I cringe when I think about stupid things that I've done. I get these awful feeling in my stomach, and I mentally punch myself for my lack of better judgment.

7. I am an overprotective friend.

8. I read other people's blogs because I feel that I live through their experiences.

9. I had two Smokey Mountain albums in my tape collection. Geneva much? hehehe

10. I honestly think I am a bit lame. I can't strike lively conversations with strangers.

11. When I was in kindergarten, I had a classmate who had downs syndrome. One day, I think he spat on me or something, the teacher made him apologize. He went up to me and hugged me tight. I put my arms around him, and pat his back. I believe that was the first conscious not-so-kiddie-like thing I ever did.

12. Hindi talaga ako chismosa. Kusang dumadating ang balita sakin one way or another.

13. My favorite Christmas present was from "Santa". It was a big, big stuffed green dinosaur with orange spots and spiked down his back. It had a long tail, and droopy eyes. I called him Dino. And I rode him like a horse.

14. Mahilig ako sa ice cream. But I don't have an all-time favorite flavor.

15. I have a shopping problem. Teehee

reposting from Fezbook

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Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it is because I want to know more about you.

1. I have very good sense of direction. Ask Mike! I am obsessed with maps. But I still do get lost from time to time.

2. I am addicted to magazines. I buy at least 6 magazines a month (including back issues of foreign titles from Booksale). Issues from up to 10 years ago are still piled up in our house. Fire hazzard! I have just recently learned to "let go" and allow myself to (GASP!) tear out pages and throw out some.

3. I'm a shoe-killer. I wear my favorite shoes over and over until they're so worn out that I have to let them go! Sadness.

4. I believe in past lives and parallel universes.

5. I was a Girl Scout from Grade 3 to 2nd year High School. I never missed a camp/ cook out/ activity, and even went to Japan for an exchange program.

6. I get cold easily. My toes and my nose are always the first to freeze.

7. I consider passing Math 17 in one take as one of my greatest academic achievements.

8. I can't live with a small bag. My normal everyday bag weighs around 5 pounds. Yikes. That's why my left shoulder is shot.

9. My classmates used to call me "4 eyes". I wore really thick eyeglasses for about 12 years. I had Lasik surgery in 2005 and boy, was it a life changer.

10. I like taking photos. But I've always had a bad habit of not sharing them with other people. I still have dozens of rolls of undeveloped film from probably 8 years back. Hehehehe

11. Purple used to be my favorite color. Now, its pink. But it changes frequently, actually.

12. Cooking makes me happy. As in. I am cooking-obsessed. I read food blogs everyday, and I have a collection of cooking utensils, recipe books and what not, all saved up for when I have my "own kitchen".

13. Trash tv is my guilty pleasure.

14. On my most recent trip, I lugged around roughly 15 kilos of baggage across 2 cities and 2 countries. My check-in luggage was already overweight. Hehehehe

15. The first cassette tape I bought was I Like You by Geneva Cruz

16. Bacon is MMMMMM heaven!

17. I like watching baduy, pinoy pop movies on Cinema One. Nalelate ako pumasok sa class dati kasi gusto ko muna tapusin yung sine.

18. I have no problem with eating alone in restaurants. I consider it "me time".

19. I'm scared of ghosts/monsters. So when you're telling a scary story and I cover my ears and beg you to stop, please stop. I couldn't sleep properly for 3 days after watching Resident Evil. *shudder*

20. I love taking trains in other countries, but I am scared of the mad rush of people here at home.

21. I hate (most) fish. Ayoko siya. Nasusuka ako sa amoy. But I like sushi!

22. I was a sporty kid. My dream was to be an Olympian. I was into gymnastics and swimming. I quit gymnastics because my lolo forgot to pick me up from school to bring me to training. At Grade 4, getting picked up at 7PM was very traumatic for me. I was invited to train for the UP Swimming Team but I declined. I was still in grade school, and training was at 5pm. Ayoko kasi I was afraid of the pool. Kasi scary yung tiles, and I'm afraid of sharks eh.

23. I hate getting tinga. It drives me insane.

24. I believe I was in my prettiest state when I was in 2nd year high school. Minus the glasses, ang payat ko, and ganda ng buhok ko (layered, ala Rachel/ Jennifer Aniston). And did I mention, ang payat ko?

25. When ordering food, I always have a "default" order, then at the last minute I'll change my mind and decide to try something new. When the waiter comes, I say my default order. Then I usually feel bad afterwards for not ordering something else.