Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bon Voyage Mom & Dad!

Last Saturday, I was overly craving for some buttered shrimp. Lalo na yung galing sa Dampa.. While watching TV, bigla na lang ako nagsalita ng "Gusto ko ng buttered shrimp!" Haha! Everyone was busy helping Mom and Dad pack their clothes and "pasalubongs" so I guess no one heard me. Being so lazy at home, niyaya ko si Hon to go out watch a movie or something. Medyo biglaan yung pagkayaya ko sa kanya kasi I already said na wala munang lakad for this week (para magkasama muna sina Mom and Dad bago sila umalis). Pero wala eh, na-bored ako and I want to add my pasalubongs for my nephews and niece. Hon and I went shopping and ate at Max's Restaurant for dinner. Yum! As I went home, Mom told me to wrap the things I bought and include it in their package.

Sunday morning, I woke up and got so surprised about what Mom was doing. Kagagaling lang daw nya sa palengke, bumili ng isang kilong sugpo at hinuhugasan na ang mga ito.. Awww.. Sobrang na-touched ako. Akala ko walang pumansin sa pagkaka-crave ko sa shrimp kahapon. Mom has been so sweet and thoughtful. Eto talaga mamimiss ko. I gave her a big and loving hug. Sabi ko, "Mamita 'wag ka na umalis".. Sabi naman nya,"Ayaw mo bang makapunta din sa Amerika?" "Syempre gusto ko!" Haay... 2-Despedida party nila and some of our relatives from my father's side came.. I ordered food from Amber's. Ohh I love their pichi pitchi! I stayed most of my time in our parent's room.. Tinatabihan lang si Mamita, nanunuod ng TV habang nakahiga. Crowded na kasi sa baba tska at least kasama ko si mom lang muna. At 8:30pm, we heard mass in Don Bosco. Buti na lang si Fr. Robleza. I know Mom and Dad will surely miss his homily.

Woke up because of the noise coming from downstairs, nagsidatingan na pala mga bisita! At oo hinapon na ako ng gising, haha! Day2 of their despedida party and Day of their flight. Waaah... Madaming dumating na mga kamag-anak ule, mostly naman from mother's side. Of course, kailangan si Hon dumating din. He brought cake from Red Ribbon. Actually, sinamahan ko siyang bumili sa Red Ribbon. Pumunta din naman ako dun for last minute shopping for Abby's accessories. Pag-uwi namin jampacked ang bahay, nakatambay na nga ibang mga pinsan ko sa labas. Haha! Cake galore for meryenda. I helped Ate Beth for last minute packing and labeling their luggage. Foodtrip, picture-picture, kwentuhan.. Kumain muna ng masaganang dinner bago pumunta kami sa airport. Habang nasa van, sobrang paghahabilin sa aming magkakapatid. Kita kits na lang sa webcam, laging maginggat, huwag muna magaasawa(haha! para ma-migrate din kami), security sa bahay, yung kotse.. lahat lahat na. Hindi ako naiiyak pero syempre alam ko mamimiss ko sila. Mga 3 years ba naman silang mawawala, after 3 months siguro maiiyak na lang ako sa sobrang pagkakamiss. Iniisip ko na lang sa ngayon, umalis sila with a purpose. Iniisip ko na lang muna na nasa Pangasinan lang sila.

Sa ganitong oras siguro nasa California na sila.. Haaay.. Mamimiss ko kayo Mom and Dad! See yah soon.. May webcam naman. Pasalubong ko ha.. hehe! :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Beijing Olympics 08

It already started last August 8, 2008 at 8pm ( Haha! I've watched the opening ceremony on TV, but not entirely though. My mom kept on changing the channel to watch her "teleseryes". :p I must say the Chinese community have greatly prepared a lot for this. I wonder how many months or years they have allotted to practice for the ceremony. The drumming(?) and synchronization is sooo cool! The announcer says that there are 2008 guys! The countdown is so amazing. If you missed the kewlest countdown ever, here's the clip:

I know it's quite late to blog about this but I stumbled upon a featured video on youtube about a World Record card stacker Bryan Berg has recreated the Bejing Olympic Village using 140,000 playing cards.

Cool aye? :D

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Hello to my horn-rimmed glasses (again). I wore eyeglasses back in college.. though not constantly as others. Sobrang pasaway kasi ako eh. Haha! I have had signs of astigmatism and I ignored it. I even lost my eyeglasses and didn't even bother to replace it.

Well, I've been working for a year and 98% in front of the computer. After work, my eyes were turning red and tired. It took one year since I felt the need to protect or even fix my eyes. Ahaha! My mom insisted me to visit the optical center last weekend. And yeah, I need the glasses. The ophthamologist even suggested to put coating for extra protection on radiation especially for the monitor. I chose black and red frame.. It's two of my fave colors and the design suits my face (Well, at least my mom said so). The frame I chose is a bit pricey but I like it. I should say these glasses are a good investment for my precious eyes.

So yeah, gotta work. I'm cool with the fact my eyes are protected now.. ^_^

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Haha! Front seat pala ah.. Pero oks lang, Juanch! Thanks po! Hindi ako pwedeng magreklamo kasi libre lang naman.. Haha! Nag-enjoy naman kami eh. :)

Anyway, we thought we were late for the concert (we arrived at 8:30pm) but it seems Alicia Keys is more late than us. Lolz! I think she arrived at 9:45pm and the concert started at 10pm already.. Geez! Mas matagal pa ata naghintay yung mga tao keysa dun sa concert mismo. Hmm.. but I must say that It's worth the wait. Ang galing nya super! Great performance! Mabuti na lang nilipat yung venue sa SMX.. Ayoko kasi ng open ground concerts eh.

So yun nga, mga 1 and a half hours lang ata yung concert. Some said it's bitin pero for me okay lang naman. I didn't count how many songs she sang but I bet 13-15 songs. She sang most of her hits like "My Boo", "Karma", "How Come You Don't Call Me", "Fallin", "Like You'll Never See Me Again, "Teenage Love Affair", "Superwoman"...and I fell in love when she sang "Tender Love". Their encore songs? "No One" and "If I Ain't Got You". Everyone sang along that "oh oh oh oh ohhh"... Enjoy!

Thank you Hon for sacrificing your workload and time para samahan lang ako sa concert. ^_^

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Alicia Keys Live in Manila

Alicia Keys Live in Manila will be later already! I'm kinda excited... You know why? 'Coz I'm going later! Yay! A friend of mine will be giving us (Hon and I) some free tickets. (Psst Juanch! I ain't thanking you yet, the ticks aren't in our hands yet! Lolz!) He said his cousin works at MTV Philippines and he could grab some ticks for us. Front row seats daw!

We finally saw him last Saturday in the Acquaintance Party.. He hasn't changed a bit since we last saw him during our graduation day. Speaking of the acquaintance party,T'was kinda boring. We'll at least for me. Maybe the freshies and the current students enjoyed the party but some of the alumini felt boredom.

So back to Alicia Keys fever... Yay again! I'll be seeing my fave R&B artist in the flesh! Rain or shine, the concert is still on! Anyway, the event will be moved a few steps away from the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds to the SMX Convention Center to keep everyone covered. (got the info from: MTV Phil website. )