Thursday, May 18, 2006


the movie, "the da vinci code," premiered in the philippines today, and my friends and i caught the first screening in galleria. goodness, they had six (yes, six!) cinemas showing the movie. upon entering the cinema, giselle got pulled aside for a rather lengthy interview. they also started it wonderfully with the question, "are you Christian OR Catholic?" *rolls eyes* what happened to the Moslems? the movie is controversial to them as well because it attacks Jesus, one of their greatest prophets. why not ask what they think? also, why separate the Catholic from the Christian? Catholics are technically Christians because Catholicism is a sect of Christianity. hay naku...

like all other hyped-up movies in the past, "the da vinci code" did not deliver. it had some good moments (i loved how sir ian mckellen portrayed teabing!), but not enough. in the words of simon cowell, "it lacked the x-factor. it wasn't bad, but it was just okay."

speaking of american idol, i was crushed to see elliot yamin go tonight. he proved to be *the* underdog of the competition. true, last night wasn't his best, but he was always better than katharine mcphee. why don't i like katharine? because she tends (okay, loves) to go overboard with her songs. she puts so much "ornaments" in her songs - runs, falsettos, multiple modulations, grace notes, etc. remember simon's apple pie comment? it made perfect sense! she could've done great if she just sang the damn melody. instead, we got a song which had everything in it that it just didn't make sense anymore. it's annoying!

highlights of the show last night were kat's "somewhere over the rainbow" and taylor's "you are so beautiful." kat very slightly oversang "somewhere," but not as much as her other songs. i guess that's why i liked it so much. taylor's performance was so amazing that it made me cry! go soul patrol! :D

from left to right: kat, patty, giselle and yours truly

verse for the day (on the Bible):
blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. [revelation 1:3]

Saturday, May 13, 2006

licensed to kill... este... drive pala

i got my non-professional driver's license yesterday. yay! anyone out there desperate for a free ride? please "hire" me because i need practice. haha.:P

grabe yung experience sa lto. ang habaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ng pila kasi marami na nga yung tao, kulang pa ng lto employees na mag-aasikaso sa kanila. yung iba, nakikipagdaldalan pa. nakakainis.

summer has finally come to an end courtesy of typhoon caloy. yay ulit! don't get me wrong. i love summer, but i love rain even more. watching the raindrops splatter on the window, and the lightning tear through the dark sky makes me feel all emotional and reflective. i also love the rainbow that emerges after an especially long storm. pag swerte ako, dalawa pa nga yung rainbows. but most importantly, my birthday is on the rainy season. pag umulan na, alam kong makakakuha na naman ako ng mga regalo. :)

which reminds me... advanced happy birthday ants!!!

verse for the day:
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. [philippians 4:6-7]

Saturday, May 06, 2006

when dust bunnies attack

after two months of procrastinating, i finally decided to clean my room. i only do it twice a year (the cleaning, not the procrastinating): during summer and sem breaks. it takes careful planning and proper execution. you see, cleaning my room means emptying my closet, drawers, shelves and boxes of all of their contents; sweeping, vacuuming AND mopping the floor; rearranging the furniture; and fixing the huge mess i'’ve created in the process. it's almost like a renovation. :P

this little "activity"” turned out to be more fun this time around. i found a pair of slippers i thought was gone forever. i found and reread all five of my diaries -– i made my first one when i was 8. i found my preschool ID (gosh, i had really short hair). i got rid of half of the clothes in my closet, so that means i can go shopping again! i even discovered a rather large coin purse overflowing with change ready to be spent. after cleaning (and sneezing) through the entire day, i miraculously managed to return my room to its originally neat and dust-free state. mission accomplished!

sayang "after pic" lang yung meron ako

verse for the day (para sa mga palaaway tulad ko):
do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "it is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. on the contrary: "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. in doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." [romans 12:19-20]