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i’ve been on quite a high since early saturday morning and it’s all because i saw a long-time crush in fiamma. at first i wasn’t sure it was him because well, i’ve only met him once and that was almost a year ago. since i was my sober, shy self at that time, nina was the one who approached him first to ask if he was who i thought he was. AND IT WAS HIM!!! so we ended up talking for quite a while, with none of my typical mental lapses. now, i’m in that state where i’m imagining all these alternative futures, most of which i’m sure will never come to be. i feel like breaking into song…

Oh baby baby baby

I see us on our first date

You’re doin everything that makes me smile

And when we had our first kiss

It happened on a Thursday

Ooooo it set my soul on fire

Ooo baby baby baby

I can’t wait for the first time

My imagination’s runnin wild

It feels like ooooo**

i really should stop daydreaming and start giving myself a reality check. haha! i kinda empathize with Joel Parish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind when he said, why do i fall in love with every woman i see who shows me the least bit of attention? yeah, why do i fall in love with every cute guy with an accent? hahahahaha! oh well, i haven’t gotten this kind of a schoolgirl crush since i was, well, a schoolgirl. it’s pretty fun actually! ;P

and while i’m in the topic of crushes, rafa looks so HOT in pink… it’s so sad that he lost to Soderling while i was writing this entry. i think i lost my voice shouting at the tv screen. waaaah!!!!

* Mrs. Officer by Lil Wayne
** You Don’t Know My Name by Alicia Keys

below zero @ grilla

some teammates and i like to go to grilla kalayaan post-ultimate training to relax with a couple of below zero (ice cold) beers. last thursday, we found out that they have below zero red horse beers! and omg, i’m addicted!!! an ice-cold red horse is one of the best tasting beers ever! sarap! hehehe. needless to say i was happy-buzzed last thursday night after 3 red horse beers and 1 san mig light beer. sa uulitin!!! 😀

saturday pickup with k3

i feel so pressured to perform well this league given all the training that wendell has been giving us. truth is, i feel like every move i make is being watched and judged, which it is. it feels good when you get a good cut tish! from wendell in the sidelines, but i feel like i’m still doing a lot of wrong things like not catching the disc and not timing my cuts well, etc. *sigh* grabe, the pressure!

son-son’s house warming party

after the ultimate pickup, some of us proceeded to son-son’s condo in serendra to welcome him back from the US. a few of us ended up crashing in his bed out of exhaustion while the others played poker. after taking a power nap, i took some shots with my pentacon six baby. i still have to finish 2 more rolls before i can have them developed though. i’m crossing my fingers and hoping that the settings i used were correct. :))

sunday shopping

my mom’s here till wednesday so as is usual we went to shangri-la to go shopping on sunday. unfortunately, my hopes that she would pay for whatever i wanted to buy were dashed when she told me that i was paying for my own purchases. 😦 didn’t see anything much i liked except for a red linen dress from mango that fit me so well! good thing it was on sale! :))

vamos rafa!!!

july 6, 2008 9:15pm (GMT) marked an important and memorable event in tennis. rafael nadal, the world #2, beat roger federer, the world #1, on federer’s turf, the greens of wimbledon. it was an epic battle: 5 sets in almost 5 hours with federer winning two tie-breaks to come back from rafa’s lead of 2 sets to love. play had to be stopped twice due to rain, shifting the momentum first from nadal to federer then back to nadal. nadal won the 5th set, 9 games to 7, finally claiming the championship point as federer hit the ball into the net. what a match!!!!!!!!!!

i’m so happy nadal won!!! kudos to federer for coming back from 2 sets to love, saving 3 championship points, winning two tie-breaks and showing the world what true sportsmanship is. it was a great moment when he climbed his way up to his family’s box and the prince of spain’s box. weee!!! my future boyfriend finally has a wimbledon title under his belt! (hayaan niyo na ako mangarap! :P)

nadal’s game face

nadal’s reaction on winning wimbledon: =))

the obligatory trophy bite

why hasn’t he called?

okay, i’m really starting to like this guy. i hardly know him yet though. i’m not sure if it’s just because i’m trying to find someone else to turn my attentions to after the last guy. all i know is right now i like him. and i think he likes me too. feeling ba?! hehe. but he isn’t doing anything. so i’m a bit confused and stuck right now. unfortunately for me, i’m not the type of girl who can make the first move. i’ve been dropping hints but so far he hasn’t picked up on them. ho-hum.  what to do?! what to do?!

on feeling old and being “manang”

i finally gave in to joining gb and nina at ascend last friday night. gb made it pretty hard for me to resist. hehe. going to clubs makes me feel so old and manang. i used to be able to go clubbing every day and yet show up in class and exams. recently, i’ve been longing for dvd marathons and staying in bed. hahaha. i’m old! :))

i’m glad i went out though, it made me realize how much i miss the clubbing scene too! :)) it was a bit hard to keep dancing because my legs hurt so much from all the training we’ve been undergoing in ultimate. hahaha.

on running a 5K marathon

my being sporty hasn’t stopped ceasing to amaze me. if you asked me 5 years ago if i’d ever take up a sport i’d probably laugh at the ridiculousness of the idea. most of my high school friends are still a bit suprised on how addicted i’ve become to ultimate frisbee. :))

yesterday marked another milestone because for the first time i joined a 5K marathon. we were required by our ultimate coach to join it so i really didn’t have a choice. i didn’t get to train for it properly either. i think some of us were dreading the idea of the 5K marathon. yes, we all spend tuesday and thursday nights and sundays running after a disc but that’s still different from a marathon.

i wasn’t able to jog the entire 5 kilometers. i walked at some parts, especially the parts that were uphill. :)) but i finished the race in 39 minutes and 23 seconds. not bad for a first timer without proper training. 😉 now i feel challenged to make jogging a regular thing so that the next time i join a 5K marathon i’ll be able to run the entire thing.

wimbledon ’08

i’ve been up late once again watching wimbledon. there have been lots of upsets in the first 4 rounds. lots of seeded players have lost their bid for the championships already, especially in the ladies’ draw. too bad, most of the pretty girls are gone! hahaha.

sharapova in her tuxedo outfit. i guess with a body like that you’d look great in anything.

pretty girl ivanovic is out. i didn’t like her outfit that much.

my favorite outfit of the tournament belonged to jankovic. simple yet nice!

oh, and nadal is so cute!!! hehehe.

weee!!! vamos rafa!

…but i’ve been kinda sorta medyo busy these past few weeks

so here’s a super short update on what’s happened…

subic getaway

the perfect long weekend… a road trip to subic for sun, sand, ultimate frisbee, lots of picture taking, swimming, drinking, dancing and bonding!!! how i wish it were always this easy to get away from the hustle and bussle of the city!!!

check out my flickr for my pics from that weekend. 😀

rissa’s birthday celebration

on my frustrated dreams

i watched lea salonga’s concert sunday night on tv (because i was too cheap and tamad to watch it live). once again, as with every other time i hear lea sing, i was filled with the biggest sense of longing to quit my job and pursue my dream of becoming a broadway star. i can hear some of you now saying that it isn’t too late. truth is, although i would love to be a broadway star i’m just too shy and vocally untrained to be one. i did make a promise to myself to attend a workshop one summer though. my goal for 2009! 😀

nadal love

nadal won over djokovic in the stella artois finals! yey! actually, i would have been happy if either of them won because i have huge crushes on both of them.

on becoming an ultimate machine

wendell, one of the best ultimate players in the philippines, has been really generous in extending his help in training my team. so now instead of “light” trainings on tuesdays and thursdays, we have very intense and tiring sessions. and when i say intense, i mean intense! kamusta naman sa sangkatutak na sprints with 10 pushups for each drop of the disc?! :S but i’m glad because my forehand is back and my endurance is improving a whole lot. i can’t wait for the next league!!!

a work dilemma

i have to choice to move to another module in my department. thing is, i feel so unexperienced and i fear failure. one of my officemates told me there’s nothing to fear though. so i might be shifting modules soon. 😉

so that’s it so far i guess. i’ll try to write a better update next week. hehehe. 😀

mommy was here last week so i spent more time at home. i got to watch a few games of the australian open. sharapova and djokovic won. yey for novak! i brought mommy and ayn to cyma since both haven’t eaten there yet. shame shame! :)) mommy was in the cleaning mode so now i have a new dresser table to put all my kikay stuff in. yey!

atonement & once

finally napanood ko na ang atonement. it was beautiful. i don’t think it’ll win the oscar but it is indeed a very beautifully made film… from the cinematography to the costumes to the acting to the score. oh, the score! ang ganda! sobra! now, i really want to buy the OST…

i bought once because i read in a blog that it was a good movie. when my sister heard it she was so happy because apparently she’s been wanting to watch it for a while. so na-excite narin ako. i trust my sister’s taste in movies a lot. it was really nice. the love story simple yet poignant. what was really nice though, was the soundtrack!!! if you are a fan of damien rice, you are going to love this soundtrack. no no no, it’s not damien rice who wrote the soundtrack but it’s that kind of music. here’s the song that’s nominated for the oscar…

games that never amount
to more than they’re meant
will play themselves out

malakas at maganda, day 1


yey! league na ulit!!! sundays have become pretty boring since the last league in november. i was so excited for the sunday games that i found it hard to sleep on saturday night.

my first reaction when we got to alabang country club was shit! ang laki ng field! hehehe. i chose to play with my old team, jogadores, this league. our official team name for this league is ultimate undercats. cute jersey namin, white with eyes of a cat na pink and yellow. hehehe.

kulelat kami. we lost to merriam 8-1 and flag footed 13-0. yes, zero! :)) grabe, sakit sa pride na matalo ng ganun pero okay lang. yung goal naman ng team namin is to learn sa league na ito eh. 10 lang kami naglaro kahapon which meant hindi ako nakasub except for one measly point. thank God for extrajoss and the power of mind of matter at nakaya ko naman yung laro kahapon.

despite the fact na talunan kami, i had so much fun! i love ultimate so so much! masaya talaga! may mga super palpak throws ako but i think i did well. at at at… na-D ko si angge ng maraming beses!!! hehehe. sulit na ako dun! 😀 have to think of a way to improve our game as a team para hindi naman ganun kababa yung score namin the next time lalo na’t mas mahirap pa yung competitors namin in the coming weeks. :S

after the games, we had dinner sa amici! grabe, busog! bawi rin lahat nung tinakbo ko for the day. :S but i earned that pigout!!!

can’t wait for next sunday! hehehe.

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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