Wednesday, June 30, 2010

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
— Herm Albright

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

❝ A healthy relationship keeps the doors & windows wide open. Plenty of air is circulating & no one feels trapped. Relationships thrive in this environment. Keep your doors & windows open. If this person is meant to be in your life, all the open doors & windows in the world will not make them leave. Trust that truth. ❞

One Photo, Someone's Story

Arbitrary Mind Picks #69

1. I love the sound of the rain. Big fat raindrops. They lull me to sleep and bring me a sense of calm.

2. I'm in desperate need of a haircut.
I think half of my length is seriously just dead.

3. I did a Nicholas Sparks movie marathon yesterday- cried at all 3 films.
Did a romantic periodic film marathon today. I'm such a sucker for that shit. I don't know why. It's the girly girl in me, i guess.

4. I need a de-humidifier. I'm sick of having to deal with mold.

5. How about that Chris Brown at the BET Awards, hmm?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

❝ Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life. ❞
- Bob Marley
“Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.”
Illustration by: Minjae Lee

Love Is Just A Word

"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand."-Jacques Benigne Bossuel
“Wanna fly, you gotta give up the shit that weighs you down.”
— Toni Morrison

[that's word...]

What Are You Gonna Do?

Dylan: Hey mom, your birthday is coming up soon...
Me: Yeah, i know. It's next week.
Dylan: So... is your dad gonna get you balloons? Can i have one?


I think i was asked 5x yesterday, "What are you gonna do for your birthday?".
I gave them all the same answer, which was a solid, "I don't know".

In the past 10 years, the yearly celebration of my birth has been met with a ridiculous drunken stupor followed by a senseless hangover. That goes for any celebration, for that matter- New Years, Halloween, other people's birthdays, weddings, breakups, start of vacation, the weekend, etc.

Now, the question is, what am i in the mood for this year? Do i want to take the bus down and revel in the chaos that is Manila? OR do i simply stay home, go about my day like the norm, and enjoy the peace and quiet of Baguio?

I'm turning 27. I don't know what that means, exactly.
It means i'm officially in my late twenties, that's what it means.
Drunken stupor still appropriate? Now that i think about it, it's probably called for.
I get it now... we mourn the loss of our youth. It makes more sense when you think about it that way.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

“The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”

If you have the extra time on your hands, i totally recommend it.
"I wanna live my life with the volume on full."
-Eddie Veddar

Friday, June 25, 2010

Arbitrary Mind Picks #68

1. There's a ton of garbage on the internet. A TON. It's unbelievable.
It's these kinds of things that make me feel like i'm becoming more stupid.

2. My favorite thing about condo-living: The generator.

3. My browser won't let me go on Myspace. My page always ends up on Google, for some reason. Strange. It's almost like they're telling me NOT to go there. haha

4. My favorite time to spend with Dylan: pre-bedtime. Lying in the dark, talking and laughing. It feels like everything in the world is right.
That kid was made for me. Well, obviously.

5. When you're feeling down and blue, just think to yourself, "There are worse lives".
Someone told me that once. If you think about it, it works.

6. I could really go for some serious Japanese food right now. A Thai salad too. Maybe a Greek kebab. Some Indian curry.
aw, boo.

7. I don't get the new age Mario- Mario Galaxy. It makes me sad.

8. I'm desperate for a hair cut and i have just been informed that everything on my wish list is expensive. Well, duh. If i could afford it myself i wouldn't have to ask for it, now would i?

9. Note to self: I need to buy those speakers at the mall that looks like a Lego brick before they run out.

10. Playdough is an awesome child plaything until the clay dries up and just turns into a mess and all the colors mix together and start to look like poop and it's stuck on your carpet and your kid begs you not to throw it away. *sigh*

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Nothing will work unless you do."
~Maya Angelou

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Maybe in the next life... when we are both cats"
-Vanilla Sky

Monday, June 21, 2010

Easy listening with thoughts running through my head a gazillion miles an hour...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Arbitrary Mind Picks #67

1. Headed to the grocery store to pick up some basics today and was slapped in the face with a huge reminder as to why we don't go on Sundays.

2. It boggles my mind! Why is there a lack of knowledge with regards to basic manners?
  • Having a conversation right smack in the middle of the grocery aisle with your cart in the way.
  • Having a conversation at the foot or at the top of an escalator (???)
  • Standing so close to someone they can feel you breathing on the back of their neck.
  • insisting on making your way into an elevator, train, or cab (???) while there's a person in there still trying to make their way out.
Oh, Philippines. I weep for you.

3. I paint like an 8 year old. I guess practice does make perfect.

4. I have the right to celebrate Father's Day too... =)

5. This whole time, i thought "couscous" was a dip. In actuality, i was thinking "humus". Weird.

6. Dylan's obsessed with the Photo Booth application on my computer. He's racking up those photos. I think i can make some money with this kid. haha!

"There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself."
~John Gregory Brown, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994

For Dad, With Love

Happy Father's Day, Dad! =)
We couldn't really get you anything so we just took some photos. =p We will make you an awesome dinner when you get here. haha

We super, duper, uber, hella, like crazy, insanely, mucho, sobra talaga, LOVE YOU!!!
I hope to be as great a parent as you are. ♥♥♥

Saturday, June 19, 2010

“Seven deadly sins: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, science without humanity, knowledge without character, politics without principle, commerce without morality, and worship without sacrifice.”
— Mahatma Gandhi


Friday, June 18, 2010

“Love is a two-sided issue: Just as it can give one the greatest ecstasy, it can cause one the greatest pain. Yet most of us are willing to take the risk.”
— Khalil Gibran

Arbitrary Mind Picks #66

1. Cleaning room + Music = Therapy
That's word.

2. Important life lesson: You cannot rush when it comes to cooking.
If you do, it either leads to salmonella or more work (coz you gotta cook it more) or a tragic waste.

3. I don't feel like i'm getting my money's worth with this internet service. I could boycott PLDT, but if i do that, they'll just cut me off completely. It's a lose-lose situation and i'm just going to have to deal with it. *sigh*

4. As much as i love the rain and this "sleep all day" weather- 2 weeks of it is really putting me in a damp mood. Pun intended.

5. Im addicted to animal crackers.
Life is a blast when you know what you're doin
Best to know what you're doin 'fore your life get ruined
Life is a thrill when your skill is developed
If you ain't got a skill or trade, then shut the hell up
-At The Helm, Del The Funky Homosapien/Hieroglyphics

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I've been home since Tuesday of last week.
I have yet to unpack.
My room is the messiest its ever been since i moved here.
There's a bit of confusion going on in my life... and i feel as if my environment is completely reflecting my emotions. Perhaps, i should sort out the material mess... and then maybe my life will soon follow suit.
He's in a Bumblebee/Transformers phase. Can you tell?
“Make a woman happy, and she’ll make your life incredible.”
~author unknown
Eye Series,
by: Marion Bolognesi

The Death Star explodes!
No, a Chinese weather satellite
by: Ian Francis
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
— Steve Jobs

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

“It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.”
— Max Eastman

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ok, Fine.

My Birthday Wish List 2010:

1. A Blackberry (just cause, ok?)
2. A featherbed (i can already feel its fluffy goodness)
3. That transparent casing whatchamacallitthingamabobber for my 13" MacBook Pro (the better to bomb my laptop with stickers, of course)
4. Bottles of wine and a ginormous cheese & cold cuts platter (my definition of heaven)
5. A trip out of the country (*crossing fingers*)
6. 2 turntables, a mixer, a pair of needles and a Serato box (i NEED it)
7. my SLR or a polaroid camera! (*SMILE*)
8. GC's to my favorite clothing companies (I always gotta throw that in there. Why not, right?)
9. Wii Fit. (lol)
10. 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. 4 pillow cases, a duvet cover, and a fitted queen sized sheet. (I'm serious)
11. A Land Rover (which will be on this list permanently for years to come til i get one)

Sure, some of it might be a bit extreme. But this is my wish list after all, and the universe is capable of anything... so, why the hell not, right?

Please and Thank You. =D

[If you need more time, Christmas is ok too. I also take presents 365 days a year, so whatever is convenient, ok?
Ok, great. Thanks again.]

Arbitrary Mind Picks #65

1. It's 4:26 in the morning, i'm sitting in the living room, and my son is asleep- i can hear him snoring from here.

2. I watched "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" today... i didn't get it.

3. I watched the entire final season of LOST sometime last week... i didn't get it.

4. I've been home a week and my house still looks like a 6 year old is running it. Perhaps that's partially true.

5. Contemplating on sending the Universe a birthday wish list... so that, you know, it has time to save up and like kinda maybe sorta manage its time properly to figure out when i should get the goodies. My birthday is only 18 days away.

6. I'm turning 27 in 18 days. I still think i'm 23 years old. That's how old my baby younger sister is. I'm in my late 20's. Not that it's a bad thing. It's just a bit unbelievable, really.

7. Dylan keeps asking me for a dog. Poor guy. I told him he needed to take care of his fish and turtles first. I watched as he contemplated in his head on telling me to just give them up. I asked him if i should just give them away... he said yes and then changed his mind.

8. I didn't drink coffee today. Weird.
I had 2 glasses of water. Even weirder.
I drank a lot of C2. That's totally normal.

9. My nocturnal ways are making its move back to me... i haven't decided yet if its a bad thing or not.

10. Today is something important. What it is, i'll never tell.
“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
— Anaïs Nin


“ Life has been some combination of fairy-tale coincidence and joie de vivre and shocks of beauty together with some hurtful self-questioning.
— Sylvia Plath

The Air Up There

When i was 7 or 8 years old i lived in Laguna. It's a province south of Manila. Our backyard was ginormous, filled with trees of every kind, covered in grass, and what seemed like a paradise to a little girl. In my memory, it was the size of 2 soccer fields. There was a well in the middle of the area, somewhere. My mom had a vegetable garden. There was a nipa hut somewhere at the back. My siblings and myself had claimed our own designated trees- the ones we liked to climb, the ones we claimed as our fort. We had a biking trail that followed the perimeter of the yard- complete with different sized ramps. There were hammocks hanging from coconut trees- 3 of them, one for every child, of course. At one point in time, that backyard was swarming with rabbits. Amazing how starting off with 2 will have you end up with 50. We picked fruits straight from the trees. It was an amazing place to spend your time as a child.

Before our time there was over, my dad had built us a tree house. I know i've mentioned this before. It was the most incredible thing... although it was never fully done, it had served its purpose and was spectacular nonetheless.

Every child deserves a tree house... i honestly believe that.
It is beyond me why we have no photos.

Monday, June 14, 2010

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
— Jim Henson

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Drink, Anyone?

What is the definition of an alcoholic?

alcoholic |ˌalkəˈhôlik; -ˈhäl-|
• caused by the excessive consumption of alcohol : alcoholic liver disease.
• suffering from alcoholism : his alcoholic daughter was the cause of his anxiety.
a person suffering from alcoholism.

What's alcoholism?

alcoholism |ˈalkəhôˌlizəm; -hä-|
an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency : he had a long history of depression, drug abuse and alcoholism.

So... how about... craving for a drink on a Sunday evening after a day of recovering from a terrible hangover?
Okay, fine. I won't do it.
I swear i'm not an alcoholic.

Graphic Illustration by: workisnotajob
“The only place you’ll find the perfect person, the perfect family or a perfect life is in television commercials for butter.”

8 Commandments

the 8 commandments by workisnotajob.

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