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a few friends (nina, joy, rissa, jj, renan) and i headed to La Union last weekend to attend the La Union Surf Break. there was supposed to be a beach ultimate tournament but it was cancelled. we decided to go ahead with the trip anyway. we headed out from manila on friday evening. while a few of us fell asleep for a couple of hours during the 6-hour ride, we were all able to participate in a roadtrip game called Five Questions where suprise! suprise! most of the questions were of the sexual or romantic nature. after exhausting tons of questions, we got tired and started dozing off. we arrived at La Union at around 4am where we continued our sleep.

saturday was such a beautiful day. since it was just a chillax weekend, most of what we did was just lay on the sand soaking the rays of the sun. we swam a bit, tossed disc a bit and crowd watched. rissa was the one who said what i guess all of us were thinking, “ayos! tayo na ang pretty girls sa beach!” and i agreed with that with all humility. 😛 unfortunately for us, the number of hot guys were sparse until we saw a couple of hot foreigners tossing disc. joy wanted to go up to them and ask them if we could toss disc with them but i wasn’t feeling up to that pickup. when i finally agreed to do it, they had moved to the shoreline tossing with a kid, so we had to retreat. we then came up with the brilliant idea to start tossing near them and have the disc thrown a bit too far to where they were. it backfired though when one of the guys caught the disc then casually threw it back to nina. they disappeared after a while so we decided to direct our attention to taking sunset pics. nina isn’t in any of the pics because she was busy surfing. hahaha!

after freshening up for dinner, we set out with the task of finding where the cute guys were hanging out. we found them at a inihaw stall where we eventually decided to order dinner. there weren’t any tables available so we just had our food to go. we made renan and jj go back to the restaurant of where we were staying so they could reserve us a table (and well, so that the cute guys could talk to us without the two of the there.) we chose the most strategic spot to stand where we could see the guys and they could see us. however, none of them approached us. in fact, a few of them left the table after a few minutes. one guy asked us if we were waiting for the table to be free but we said we were just waiting for the our food to be served to go. we quickly realized the error of that answer but couldn’t take it back. after our food came, we walked back to the restaurant to have dinner and plot how we could hang out with those guys.

after dinner, we went back to our room to freshen up once again, this time to beautify ourselves more. yes, we had a plan! unfortunately when we left our room to search for the guys the were nowhere to be found anymore. so we went back to our room dejected and ready to consume some alcohol. there was a group already drinking outside our room and they offered us beer. so we started out hanging out with them, making our own party in the hotel we were staying at. they asked us our age and we told them it ranged from 23-25 which shocked them because they thought we were in high school or college and that we were with our dads. hahahahahahaha!!! yes, they thought renan and jj were our dads!!!! winner talaga yun!!! =))

something more interesting happens…

oh yeah! gosip girl is becoming juicer by the episode!!!

gah, chuck bass is just so yummy!!! hahaha! yeah, so he’s an arrogant ass most of the time but then again most guys are asses, at least chuck is aware that he is. waaah!!! i want my own chuck bass!!! hahaha.

anyway, this entry isn’t supposed to be a homage to how much i want chuck bass to be real and be my boyfriend but it’s supposed to be about those three word which have eight letters. hmmm… i like you. i lust you. i want you. i hate you. could be any of those but we know what it actually stands for… i love you. duh! hahaha.

nowadays, i think the problem isn’t with how hard it is to say those three words but actually on how often they’re said. given the onslaught of technology, relationships (including friendships) are so easy to cultivate and falling in and out of love has become common. i love you are words that have become so easy to say and i loved you perhaps even easier. i’m sure most of us have been there, so caught up in the moment and the feeling that you’re so sure that what you feel is love and that it is real. well, it seldom is. i’ve personally never uttered those words to someone yet (in the context of romantic love that is, i always tell my friends i love them and i mean it), although i’ve written it twice. saying something and writing something have always been different to me. i find it a lot easier to write how i feel than to say it. i guess it’s that non-confrontational, scared-of-rejection trait of mine that makes me this way.

i believe that it’s possible for someone to truly fall-in-love with more than one person. however, i also believe that we tend to imagine ourselves in-love with someone more often than we really are. it would be great and ideal if all of us meet the one instantly but it rarely happens that way. so throughout our lives we do meet people we connect with and perhaps even fall-in-love with but some circumstances make it impossible for that relationship to work out. someday, when the timing is perfect and the feelings are mutual then it’ll be right and that person you’re with will probably be the one you’ll spend the rest of your life with. for right now, for most of us, i think all we can do is hope that somewhere out there is that special someone that is meant for us.

but for the meantime, i’ll try to live vicariously through chuck and blair and keep on crossing my fingers that they do end up together by the end of this season! hahaha. kakatawa ba na binalik ko yung topic sa gossip girl! 😛 hahaha.

so i got sick after returning home sunday early morning from the TODA October Celebrants’ Party (because some people were still enthusiastically playing wii till the wee hours of the morning and i fell asleep waiting for them to finish.) now i’m stuck with a congestion with an irritating nasal drip which has to go away before friday night because i’m supposed to be heading to la union with a few friends for the weekend. anyway, i went home a bit earlier than usual from work in able to get some rest (which by the way i haven’t gotten yet because it’s 1:20am and i’m writing this blog entry. haha!) i ended up watching a video a tumblr contact posted which she said was funny and i couldn’t stop laughing. so here’s the clip of the first part of the show which is called The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2006).

i just posted the first part so you have to go to youtube to check out the rest of the show. there’s also a 2007 version and hopefully there’ll be a 2008 because it’s really funny.

i also wached the last 2 episodes of the series Lost in Austen which is about a woman who switches places with Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. it’s actually pretty funny and this is my favorite scene. i’m sure if i were in her shoes i’d probably ask Mr. Darcy to do the same thing. hahaha!!!

anyway, i’m really supposed to be getting some rest. my nose is pretty sore from all the vaporizing and blowing already. i really do hope i get well before la union because i really have been looking forward to this beach trip. 😉 goodnight blog! :*

say hello to my newest tat…

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

yes, i got another tat! 😛 tattoos have become a small obsession for me. i’m fascinated by them: the designs and the reasons people get them. personally, i think tattoos are sexy. it may seem a shallow reason but that’s the main reason why i like them.

it’s always been in my “bucket list” to get a tattoo although i never actually thought i’d get one done. when one of my close friends got one the start of the year i knew i had to get one but i was scared of the pain and contaminated needles. the second fear was repudiated since i went to a reputable tattoo shop to get my tat done. the first fear, however, was a bit harder to dispel. i must admit to holding my breath till that first prick of the needle to which my first reaction was ay! yun lang yun? hahaha!!! whatever the feeling was, it wasn’t pain because i had experienced more painful things like dismenorrhea or a severe migraine which could really cause me to tear up. getting a tat wasn’t even close to that. (yes, i know i got my first tat earlier this year but i never got around to writing a blog entry about it so i’m making up for it here. :P)

for my second tat, i wanted to have words on my skin which lead to me search my favorite poems, song lyrics and movie lines. i had quite a few which i very much liked but a line from i carry your heart by ee cummings won in the end. i actually wanted an image of a heart within a heart with the line outlining the image but my tat artist said it would look too good. so we both decided to have the words on my right side because it’ll be sexy. i wasn’t expecting it to hurt as much as it did though and it really did hurt. instead of gripping by bra and doc’s jacket to my chest, i was gripping the bench i was laying on. after 20 or so minutes of laughing to block out the pain, my tattoo was done! i’m not at the stage where i’m completely in love with my tattoo. ❤ hahaha!

i’m probably going to get a few more tattoos in the next few years. okay, so i’m kinda addicted. 😛

don’t click this if you’re scared of needles

Got this from my sister:

1. Pick 25 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them on your blog.
4. People should try guessing the movies you put.
5. No cheating!

suprisingly it was hard for me to choose my top 25 favorite movies. anyway, this list isn’t in any particular order and the lines i used aren’t necessarily my favorite. even if you’re just passing by my blog, please do join the game. most, but not all, of the answers of these are found here. enjoy! =)

*so i totally forgot to include 2 of my favorite movies and yes, they have to be on this list!!! hahaha! 😛

** 11/14/2008. Seems like nobody really wants to play so I’ll just answer these myself. hmph!:P

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Ayn)
J: Look at it out here, it’s all falling apart. I’m erasing you and I’m happy!

2. Closer (Tish)
L: I know who you are. I love you. I love everything about you that hurts.

3. Chungking Express (Ayn)
If memories could be canned, would they also have expiry dates? If so, I hope they last for centuries.

4. Ever After (Ayn)
You swim alone, climb rocks, rescue servants, is there anything you don’t do?

5. The Mirror Has Two Faces (Ayn)
What, what? Yes, I have breasts. They cannot, however, be the subject of one of your papers.

6. 50 First Dates (Tish)
There’s nothing like a first kiss.

7. The Girl Next Door (Tish)
M: Moral fiber. So, what is moral fiber? It’s funny, I used to think it was always telling the truth, doing good deeds, basically being a fucking boy scout. But lately I’ve been seeing it differently. Now I think moral fiber’s about finding that one thing you really care about. That one special thing that means more to you than anything else in the world. And when you find her, you fight for her. You risk it all, you put her in front of everything, your life, all of it. And maybe the stuff you do to help her isn’t so clean. You know what? It doesn’t matter. Because in your heart you know, that the juice is worth the squeeze. That’s what moral fiber’s all about.

8. Sabrina (Ayn)
DL: You know, of all the girls I’ve known… and I’ve known some – isn’t that a song? – you’re the only girl I danced with only once.
S: Twice.
DL: What? How could I have forgotten? Was it the champagne?
S: I was eight, and you were taking dancing lessons. I was homework.

9. Roman Holiday (Tish)
At midnight, I’ll turn into a pumpkin and drive away in my glass slipper.
JB: And that will be the end of the fairy tale.

10: The Last Unicorn (Ayn)
Where were you twenty years ago? Ten years ago? Where were you when I was new? When I was one of those innocent young maidens you always come to? How dare you! How dare you come to me now, when I am this!

11. My Best Friend’s Wedding (Lei)
JP: Crème brûlée can never be Jell-O. YOU could never be Jell-O.
KW: I HAVE to be Jell-O!
JP: You’re never gonna be Jell-O!

12. Never Been Kissed (Ayn)
Hi, I’m Guy.
JG: Yes, you are a guy. Quite a guy. Oh my. Hey, that rhymes! Yikes. Bikes!
Guy: Are you in special-ed? I mean, are you?

13. West Side Story (Tish)
Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease.
R: Hey! I got a social disease!

14. Love Actually (Ayn)
[in English] It’s my favorite time of day, driving you.
A: [in Portuguese] It’s the saddest part of my day, leaving you.

15. Sense and Sensibility (Tish)
Can he love her? Can the soul be really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn – to be on fire, like Juliet or Guinevere or Eloise…
Mrs. D: They made rather pathetic ends, dear. 
M: Pathetic? To die for love? How can you say so? What could be more glorious?
Mrs. D: I think that would be taking your romantic sensibilities a little far.

16. The Mummy (Ayn)
Look, I… I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, but I am proud of what I am.
R: And what is that? 
E: I… am a librarian.

17. V For Vendetta (Lei) –> Ayn, i can’t believe you didn’t get this!
 I told you, only truth. For 20 years, I sought only this day. Nothing else existed… until I saw you. Then everything changed. I fell in love with you. And to think I no longer believed I could.
EH: But I don’t want you to die.
V: That’s the most beautiful thing you could have ever given me.

18. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Ayn)
BJ: Wait a minute… nice boys don’t kiss like that.
MD: Oh, yes, they fucking do.

19. Sound of Music (Ayn)
I can’t seem to stop singing wherever I am. And what’s worse, I can’t seem to stop saying things – anything and everything I think and feel.
MA: Some people would call that honesty.
M: Oh, but it’s terrible, Reverend Mother.

20. Yentl (Tish)
I can’t believe this, I’m arguing with a woman!
Y: It’s not the first time.

21. The Swan Princess (Ayn)
What else is there? What else is there? She says, “Is beauty all that matters to you?” And you say, “What else is there?”
PD: I know, it was dumb.
R: You should write a book, “How to Offend Women in Five Syllables or Less.”

22. Beauty and the Beast (Lei)
 I want to do something for her… but what?
C: Well, there’s the usual things: flowers… chocolates… promises you don’t intend to keep…

23. Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights (Tish)
In a circle, a circle… that’s a box.

24. My Girl (Tish)
VS: Yeah?
TJS: Would you think of me?
VS: For what?
TJS: Well, if you don’t get to marry Mr. Bixler.
VS: I guess.

25. The Little Mermaid (Ayn)
So much for true love!

26. Shrek 2 (Ayn)
Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away…

27. Moulin Rouge (Ayn)
S: What’s his type? Wilting flower? Bright and bubbly? Or smoldering temptress?
I’d say… smoldering temptress.

i’m currently obsessed with…

... victoria's secret lingerie (i really want to buy some and have them shipped here)
... tumblr-ing
... hula-hooping
... learning my old piano pieces again
... expensive stuff i can't afford
... still being kissed ala north & south

That’s the closest to my idea of love: watching the skyline, making out, making mistakes, making believe desire means it’s with somebody else, then breaking up, and, if we’re lucky, forgiveness that comes right before take-off. There, I’ve said it. What more can one want? A lover who loves me as much as the rain. Rain, and, from the opening credits to the closing heart, Gershwin.
~ The Muse This Time by R Zamora Linmark

i love;
...ultimate frisbee;
...the melancholic sound of the cello;
...playing the piano;
...Frederic Chopin, John Williams and Michael Legrand;
...the rain;
...walking in the rain;
...hanging out with my friends;
...being a girly-girl;
...wearing dresses; naturally wavy hair;
...the sound of waves crashing in the shore; and pasta;
...raisin bread;
...Cyrano de Bergarac;;
...Artic Vodka Melon;
...Jose Cuervo Tequila; lomo cameras;
...taking pictures;
...chick flicks that make you believe that finding your one true love is not so impossible; and
...heartwrenchingly beautiful songs that say otherwise

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