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i keep complaining that my life’s been sadly flat lately.

and then this happens

just ignore drunken-induced rants of mine. they cannot be helped sometimes. ;p

despite my inconsistent bouts of writing, i have always summed up the previous year before proceeding on to the new one. so here’s my tribute to 2010…


definitely my theater barkada. we call each other bfriends, which stands for barkada friends, a term that was coined during the rehearsals for our play. i actually feel guilty because i feel responsible for introducing them to alcohol. whoops! hahaha!


Ready To Be Loved – Pasek & Paul (Composers)

something has got to start, i am ready to be loved
someone come steal my heart, i am ready to be loved
i know you’ll find me it takes time
but today i know that i’m ready to be loved ♫♪

i heard this song in a musical, Edges, performed by Ateneo’s Blue Rep and i instantly fell-in-love with it. it’s become one of my happy songs. the sentiment of the song best describes where i’m at right now… i am ready to be loved. ;p


my one and only date, nina, pretty much abandoned me when she got a boyfriend. so this award goes to jobelle, who i met during the musical theater workshop as well. we’d meet up after work for late night dinners at north park or kfc then take the mrt home together. she’s in the advertising world so i’ve went to a bunch of her events for support. we’ve been planning a “spontaneous” trip to la union for a while now but it hasn’t pushed through yet. hopefully this year, we’ll be able to do it.


so i have been mentioning them a lot already, no surprise here… the bfriends! to quote what i used as a caption in our christmas photo album, “sometimes in life, you join in a musical theater workshop and meet people who burst out into song and dance as much as you do and you fall-in-love with each and every one of them.” a diverse group of people brought together by a common love for music and dare i say it, acting. it’s been fun finally hanging out a bunch with people who love broadway as much as i do and i’m looking forward to having more adventures and trips with them this year!

gimme gimme more, gimme more, gimme gimme more

the past couple of months have felt like a never-ending flurry of activity that i really haven’t been able to sit back and relax much less find time to sit down and write. i did promise earlier this year to write more often so here’s some pathetic attempt of an update of what i’ve been up to…

Boracay, 02.17-02.21

a bunch of my former teammates from the jogadores and i flew to boracay to witness the wedding of one of ours, taty, to the love of her life marcus.

pic by redsheepphotography

the wedding was beautiful, truly beautiful. the couple wrote their own vows and taty’s vows left some of us wiping tears from our eyes.

one of the highlights of the wedding for me was the bouquet toss. well, no one really does the actual bouquet toss anymore since we don’t really want to catch it anyway. this wedding, the bouquet toss was an improvised game of musical chairs with mr. garter sitting on one chair. when the music would stop, the first girl to sit on him would be eliminated. i was the slowest (although i still think the game was rigged) and ended up being ms. bouquet. during the couples pic, we were being teased to kiss too and after saying no the first time i figured there was no harm and did it. jencarps said i pretty much surprised everyone after doing that. haha!

this weekend confirmed a few things:

  1. benta talaga ako sa mga puti. the groom described me as having the face of a filipina but the body of a european woman. o diba? 😛
  2. i want a beach wedding. it’s so chill and laidback and nothing beats a party on the beach.
  3. i’ve learned to be comfortable in my own skin enough to hang out with a really hot guy alone and not feel intimidated or shy, ergo…
  4. i’ve become a flirt. *sigh*
  5. boracay is always a good idea.

Singapore, 02/28-03/12

the day after i got back from boracay, my boss informed me that the singapore office wanted me to fly out the next week. it was a miracle that i was able to file everything i needed to file in time. my first week there was very quiet since i got a bad case of colds shortly after arriving.

i more than made up for this on my second week. i started hanging out with a french friend i met from late 2008 and his friends. it’s really funny how i keep ending up hanging out with the french crowd when i couldn’t even speak the language. they were really nice and accommodating albeit always speaking in their native language when they were all together.

here’s what i ended up cramming in my last 7 days there:

  • relaxing at the singapore botanic gardens
  • shisha’s at haji lane
  • mint tea at arab street
  • indian food at little india
  • drinking beers at the clarke quay bridge, chijmes and even my hotel room patio –> hoegaarden is ♥!
  • cycling at palau ubin and some chili crab after
  • laughing to some really good stand-up comedians at a comedy bar
  • window shopping at bugis street, arab street, haji lane and orchard road
  • eating lots of ice cream. ice cream stands were practically around every corner
  • watching alice in wonderland in 3D

i was actually sad that i had turned down the opportunity to stay there for another 2 weeks. hopefully i get assigned there again this coming june or july.

Boracay, 03/13-03/16

i had approximately 4 hours since arriving from singapore to pack my stuff before returning to the airport again for another boracay trip. this time i was flying there to watch the annual beach ultimate tournament. i decided not to play this year because i really hate running in the sand. i didn’t realize how exhausted i was from my singapore trip until i got to boracay. nina was down with a cold and had to work so the two of us were barely visible the entire weekend. it was pathetic. oh well, when your body crashes on you there’s nothing you can do but give in to it and enjoy the sleep. haha!

since my return from boracay i’ve gone to a bunch of parties, watched Cecile Licad perform Chopin’s preludes and worked a lot. this long weekend was supposed to be spent cooped up inside my house for some much needed rest and “me” time. well, at least, that was the plan. i ended up spending thursday, friday and sunday with nina with only saturday completely to myself. somehow that 4-day long weekend did not feel enough for me to recharge yet but i’ll take what i can get.

coming soon…

  • yug & rose’s modern filipiniana wedding
  • musical theater classes for the months of april and may with a dreaded recital after
  • a family trip to kuala lumpur
  • still unplanned trips to palawan and perhaps some other local destinations

here’s to living life to it’s fullest right? 😉

yes, i know i did just come from boracay and i was just in bangkok late january but this was a very last minute business trip. we were able to finish all the paperwork just in time for friday closing and i flew out just this morning. i’ll be here till march 12 then i’ll be heading out to boracay again for the annual boracay open beach ultimate tournament.

this is my very first business trip and i’m pretty scared of royally screwing up. haha! it’s awesome travelling on business though. my suite is huge! i’m staying at the parklane suites of the goodwood park hotel singapore.

i did take some pics with my camera but my cheapipay memory card reader isn’t working so i can’t load them.

i still owe you a lot of kwento from boracay and the week after boracay. i still can’t believe how much has been happening to me since the start of this year. it’s still february for crying out loud! (although, it’ll be march in a few minutes. haha!) oh well, it seems the universe is making up for all those years i spent just breezing through. *sigh* i promise to update you guys soon! 🙂

still wishing i have sand at my feet

one of my goals since i started playing ultimate was to join the annual bangkok hat. i was originally planning to go in 2008 but that didn’t push through. then somehow it totally slipped my mind in 2009. when some of my friends started booking for 2010, i knew it was now or never.

i was uncertain on whether or not i really wanted till play even when i was there because truth be told, i’m not so confident with disc anymore. i played with the pink with blue sleeves team, the molly ringwalds. (yeah, i don’t get why the sleeves were blue either. haha!) i was just glad i didn’t get neon orange or neon green or neon yellow because that would’ve really clashed with my color.

yeah mollies!!!

my nerves were gone when i made the assist on the very first point we scored. whew! i played really well actually… handling on some points, cutting hard when on mid and even running in the cup on defense. it was such an exhilarating and confidence-boosting experience!

throwing a forehand

yeah, not my best action shot

my team ended up playing undefeated till the finals which we lost to a team we had previously beaten the day before. sucks when that happens, huh? actually, i was a bit disappointed when we kept winning because i really was looking forward to partying and drinking on the sidelines during the finals, not actually playing it. every time someone congratulated me on making it to the final, i replied… i just want to drink already. haha! oh well, at least i got to take home a medal! not too shabby for my first international hat. 😛

claire and me kissing our sweet medals during the sunday field party —>

aside from playing the finals, my best memories of the weekend include:

  • apple pie shots! can’t post a pic of me here ‘coz it looked like i was puking it out because of all the vodka sol put in my mouth
  • the food on the field, which enjoyed too little of ‘coz i couldn’t run on a full stomach
  • bonding with the girls (on and off the field)

  • with the apple pie shot gals, who i wanted to be a part of so much. oh well, next year!

    claire and me with jody, who i ended up teaching some carmen electra moves to. haha!

    with rox and ther, going old school at the saturday night party. i came as an 80’s explosion of pink

  • taking care of three of my drunk/high girlfriends after the saturday party. i texted nina the next day, when did i become the responsible one?
  • bonding with a toilet seat in pat pong, sunday night. i sped drank myself after we played my finals on a practically empty stomach. no wonder i started puking after a one-hour cab ride to the red light district of bangkok. it also was quite an experience seeing girls do stuff with their va-jay-jays that i assure you normal women would not be able to do.
  • the shopping would have been a great experience if not for my aching legs. we met up at a fashion mall at around 1pm, ate lunch then agreed to meet at 530pm. by 3pm, most of us were crying no more shopping so we decided to call it quits a bit earlier. next time, shopping should come before the playing. haha!

  • having beers after an exhausting shopping trip on monday afternoon

if you’re waiting for the dirt about the boys on the trip, sorry to disappoint but i was a good girl during that weekend. to be honest, i wasn’t planning to be but you know what they say about best laid plans right? haha! i ended up playing the finals, taking care of my drunk friends and being too lazy to really flirt and mingle with any of the cuties on the field. i kinda disappointed my friend, sol, who until now still keeps saying i was too pathetically good. i’m still kinda confused at the moment kasi eh. haha! 😛

all-in-all, that weekend was awesome! not quite what i was expecting, but still perfect in it’s own way. sign me up for bangkok hat 2011!

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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