Monday, January 30, 2006

so you wanna be an artista?

i made an article with the same title for a seventeen magazine issue some years back. i just remembered it after hearing a commercial for a best food mayo kid search where one can be a star in its newest TV ad.

oh that advertisement isn't the only one. add to that the rejoice ganda kada, its palmolive spin-off and close up extra wannabe for the movie close to you. everyone wants to be an artista nowadays and the media really, really is hyping it up. reality searches are a dime a dozen these days. PBB -- bleah masyado na siyang palasak if you ask me. no substance in some of the winners whatsoever. i was disappointed really when every single one of them wanted to be an actor/actress/host etc.

what has our country come to? the artista wannabe philippines? be an artista, be a politician, be an enterpreneur, be a model, be a millionaire? as someone working in the media i wish sometimes that our channel can promote that being something else like a teacher, lawyer or doctor can make you SOMEONE. not just being an artista.

that's why i hate kids who imitate those brainless gyrating dancers or sing those so called novelty songs. there's so much glamour put into these things that make me sick sometimes...

artista = easy money.
but what's the substance in it??? *sigh*

and don't answer me it's for the sake of art. that's bullsh*t.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

the mechanical contrivium (?)

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Patty!

  1. The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armour raised their visors to reveal Patty. (hmm i am a revelation so they say.)
  2. Patty has little need for water and is capable of going for months without drinking at all. (my aunt used to call me a camel in my teens because i rarely go to the bathroom when we go out.)
  3. Patty will give a higher yield if milked when listening to music. (uhh maybe you should try feeding me grass first.)
  4. Humans share over 98 percent of their DNA with Patty.(i have a lot of relatives i don't know about? would that include 'uncle' bill gates or 'aunt' oprah?)
  5. In 1982 Time Magazine named Patty its 'Man of the Year'. (well i was still a Patricio then *wheh*)
  6. Three seagulls flying overhead are a warning that Patty is near.(i've got seagull slaves este heralds --the queen is here :) )
  7. If you don't get out of bed on the same side you got in, you will have Patty for the rest of the day! (so that's why my friends get itchy...)
  8. Four-fifths of the surface of Patty is covered in water! (yeah that's why i feel bloated. water retention. drat.)
  9. If you kiss Patty for one minute you will burn six or seven calories! (oooh...can i kiss my self then?)
  10. Women shoplift four times more frequently than Patty. (hey, i'm no sticky fingers *lol*)
I am interested in - do tell me about

Thanks Katie for this interesting site wehehe...

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

My WWE story

i dunno if i have ever written something about my boyfriend being a WWE fan. I've been reintroduced to entertainment wrestling, me having watched WWF before as a kid and was more familiar with the old school wrestlers, you know, hulk hogan, andre the giant, macho man, jake the snake, brutus the barber beef cake and rowdy piper among others. :)

well bf has been convincing me to watch the WWE tour with him. even if it was at the turrets of the araneta coliseum. (everything has been sold out,tickets left are the 480 and 900). but when i explained to him how high that was gonna be, i finally convinced him to be content watching WWE on TV and not waste money on sky high (literally) seats.

but then mick foley makes a surprise visit to the philippines. in case you are clueless to who he is, he's a semi-retired wrestler with 3 different personalities in the ring, cactus jack, dude love and mankind. well he had a meet and greet at the megamall last saturday and surprises of surprises, i was there waiting for randy, for we were going to the movies to see underworld 2. he was on his way to ortigas from the office when i texted him mick foley arrived already cause i was sitting in mc donald's seeing all the commotion. he said he was going to hurry up.

meanwhile the good ol' gf tried her best to get a picture of his 'idol' *lol*

foley was very gracious in posing for pictures and signing stuff for fans, but sadly the promoters for the WWE feb 24-25 tour was rushing the guy everywhere so they had to leave early. and boyfriend didn't get to see him. just the pictures from my mobile. *aww shucks!*

now he's excited all over again. so we're back to the question "to watch? or not to watch?" *lol* maybe i need a tagteam on this one. :)

Thursday, January 19, 2006

not all roses

"kelan kaya tayo magaaway?"

that was one of the questions i asked my BF a few days ago. we've had tampuhans and such but nothing big has come up for us to fight about. But yesterday, i didn't go to work. because i was sick from a quarrel we had the night before.

i cried my eyes out the other night. i was sleepless before the tears fell. wondering have i finally found a major fault in him? and the tears just wouldn't stop. and he tried to calm me down. oh he did. and the tears stopped. and sleep came. when the sun was about to rise.

i had a copy exam that day. and my usual work load. but the moment i stood up my whole world spinned, literally. and i had a humongous headache. i couldn't go to work. and i missed the exam. and he blamed himself for that.

we've made up that morning. and he gave me white roses as a peace offering in the evening.

but i realized everything isn't all roses as i was hoping it would be. relationships are HARD WORK too.

Monday, January 16, 2006


no, i'm not sad. i'm happy.

but my friends are. to put it straight 2 of them have told me they are LONELY. i can relate, cause you see i was lonely too before. it was the thing that made me blog.( something good actually came out from my being sad. not bad.) i guess that's how i dealt with it. oh and yeah i went out a lot. did some crazy stuff too -- with good and bad results...

anyway back to the problem. i want them to be happy like me. but i don't know how. talking does not seem to help. so then what else?

Thursday, January 12, 2006


uh in case you guys haven't noticed the link on the side, i made a blog for my sister.

visit 'erase,erase' or else... :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


i'm thinking it's time for me to make a change, career wise. working as a writer for 6 years now, something i didn't expect to make a living with, i feel i'm getting stuck in a rut.

i saw this opening for an exec assistant somewhere out there (haha) and had to think a gazillion times before sending my resume in. it's not really a far cry from what i am doing but you know, it feels scary getting out of your comfort zone.

funny thing is i just discovered that my friends have a lot more confidence in me than i have faith in myself.

Oh tag you're IT

katie tagged me! huhuhu...

Here it goes:

"the rules are simple:
* the tagged victim has to come up with 8 different points of their perfect lover/partner.
* need to mention the sex of the target.
* tag 8 victims to join this game & leave a comment on their Comments saying they’ve been tagged.
* if tagged the 2nd time, theres no need to post again."

Target: Guys

***8 different points***

* physically - smiling eyes are good. taller than me preferred. and slender/slim body would be best. :)

* emotionally - I like them to be caring, thoughtful and sensitive. -- ditto to this katie

* psychologically - not the psycho type please. no to serial killer instincts either.

* spiritually - someone who respects my beliefs. and hopefully he'd have the same. :)

* mentally - can talk with sense. humorous. not necessarily genius level but can relate or understand to my many quirky likes.

* financially - not exactly someone richie rich (though nice yun ha...hmmm *lol*)but someone with the drive to succeed monetarily. *heh*

* socially - oohh i have a lot of friends. so he must be able to blend in with them :)

* others - someone who has a lot of respect for his parents, responsible, neat and hindi baduy or jologs fashion wise. *heh ulit*

teka parang may kilala ako na ganito ha hmmm... ;)

So, I'm tagging:
Cherry (wehehe)
Mai (para magkaupdate siya sa blog)
Leah Lao

Thursday, January 05, 2006

nothing to do. i feel dizzy.

the purple dinosaur skips over to a girl in a pink and green striped shirt

barney: hello. can i be your friend?

girl in pink and green striped shirt: (looks up at the purple blob in front of her) uh no.

barney: but i want to be friends with you!

girl in pink and green striped shirt: i don't make friends with purple dinosaurs who don't have armpits.

~the end~

Monday, January 02, 2006

last week in 2005

first and foremost happy new year! yeah, i'm all cheery today. thanks to my SO *hugs*

but before i get all mushy around here, let me just give you a recap of what heppened to my last week in the year 2005...

the box
yearly my mom sends us a balikbayan box every christmas filled with goodies plus my and my sister's bilins. the box this year is smaller than the usual and it arrived christmas eve. i finally got my seventeen magazines! no spam this year though. and mom sent what we describe the 80s jacket. we fear that she might be getting the 'balikbayan syndrome'(the term pi and i use when relatives from the states send clothing cast offs that no one can absolutely use here). horror of horrors. (pics of that tomorrow)

sick -- but not in the head
i got sick on christmas day. a bad case of stomach flu. all i did was vomit or poop (sorry for the term guys)for 2 days. had to rush myself to the ER, told to do the very same thing i was doing and ended up wasting P1000 for fees and medicine. blech. went on a diet of skyflakes, tea and gatorade for around three more days. i still get weak kneed and nauseous when i push myself to do my usual routine but i'm feeling much better now. i would rather repeat my back operation than have that kind of illness again. i can take that kind of pain plus dodging people from patting my back than rushing to the bathroom, smelling like vomit every meal time. though the crackers and liquid diet did nothing to my weight, as every one said would be my consolation, thank you very much.

and because of the thing above i missed my college barkada reunion and the F4FU mods get together. man. i hate getting sick and missing out on all these stuff. cause i know and you know that the one who wasn't there would definitely be the one most talked about. right cherry?

the joyride gang
nhila...closed a chapter in her ever 'hanging' love life. finally.
ana ... your mom and dad are better off where they are now. i'm sure they are happy that you and your kuya are doing very well. embrace eng's family as if they are your own.
thess...things did work out in the end right? hopefully it will end as we dreamt it to be.
grace...can we pat you on the back now? can we poke you? can you ride the roller coaster?
jerry...tunay na pag ibig now only tunay na friend? hows the weather in isabela?
ate net...still sexy yet loveless? sana naging stable na ang lahat.

no i did not attempt to watch anything. but ivy did. she watched exodus with gail. and fell asleep. wehehehe. next week narnia na.

apart then together
boyfriend and i spent the christmas and new year's eve apart. he went home to his family in mindoro. i missed him terribly but he's back and i'm happy. :) 4 months na kami. *blush*

2005 was one heck of a rollercoaster ride. heart broken twice but healed. lost my job but found love. realized i have a lot of friends i can truly rely on in times of trouble. i thank God for letting me experience all that and leading me to where i am today. hopefully 2006 will bring a lot of blessings not only for me but for the people around me.

oh and i do hope you stick around reading my rants and raves for another year. :)