Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year!

No, we are not Tsinoys. Contrary to what people believed, I am only 15 percent Chinese (thanks to my grandmother who is half Chinese). We don't really "celebrate" per se, Chinese New Year. After all, we are very much Filipinos as we can be. But one thing we do during this time of year is eat tikoy.

I wasn't able to blog about the tikoy, though. I'd like to thank Van for giving me tikoy last Friday. It was totally unexpected.

To everyone, let me just greet you all...

Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!

May this lunar new year bring us all love, joy and prosperity!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

25 Random Things About Me.

I was tagged in Facebook by my friend, Nyx to blog about 25 random things about myself. So here is the list I came up with...
  1. I wore braces for 6 years, 5 months and 8 days.
  2. I have never had my very own bedroom.
  3. When I was in kindergarten, I wanted to be a nurse...
  4. ...Turns out, I can't due to the realization that I couldn't really stand the sight of blood all over the place.
  5. I started cooking when I was 18 years old.
  6. I don't own any rubber shoes...
  7. ...But I do have 25 pairs of sandals, stilettos, and flip flops.
  8. I sing anytime, anywhere (even when there's already people looking at me).
  9. I have a mini-library at home.
  10. I prefer music from the 70s and 80s rather than most songs I hear nowadays.
  11. I love my handwriting (people say it's like a font from the computer that's been printed out).
  12. I love green!
  13. Soy la menor y unica hija de la familia.
  14. I can speak Spanish el poco.
  15. I am 15% Chinese.
  16. I never get bored watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
  17. My favorite number is 14.
  18. I am the female version of my dad.
  19. It took me two years before I gained 20 pounds.
  20. I love tennis!
  21. I've been "craving" for dried mangoes for quite some time now.
  22. I am using 3 organizers this year -- Belle De Jour, Starbucks and Quasha planners...the third one is from my uncle who gives us planners from their law firm every year.
  23. I am a certified "no boyfriend since birth" gal!
  24. I've been given the "blessing" from the Francisco clan to have a boyfriend...hahaha!
  25. I'm sleeping 8 hours a day since I started working.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday Comes Again.

Morning's here
The morning's here
Sunshine is near
The sky is blue
The morning's here

Ok. So this isn't actually what I had in mind to start my day but I can't think of anything. It's Monday again and I'm afraid my brain function is off to a rather slow start. I'm still "recovering" from my 8-hour sleep. Yes, for those of you who don't know, I'm getting a full 8 hours of sleep ever since I started working. I don't know how that happened but I'm very happy it did.

I wonder what's in store for me today? Looking at my organizer, there's not much happening -- except for a deadline today, dinner get-together with my two friends tomorrow, and my high school reunion on Saturday. But so far, nothing big. It's the middle of the month and I feel like there's something I'm missing. Hmm...

It's's the beginning of tennis season again! Yes, today is the first day of the Australian Open and although I'll be at work during the matches, I'm making it a point to check out the website for updates.

I just realized something. It seems that I'm looking forward to Mondays all the time now. I mean, I've always looked forward to Mondays but never like this. I guess you know what I'm talking about. I'm looking forward to that feeling again. Being giddy. It seems as if...every single day, I wait for those times that I hear a certain someone say those greetings that seems to be said only for me. I must stop this daydreaming now. The shenanigan is unbearable, if not excruciating. Must. Stop.

Gotta go now. Have to prepare for work.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

I Need to Sleep.

It's one of those days when I can't seem to go to sleep no matter how hard I try to. As always, I resolve this with a cup of hot milk and the need to post a new blog entry.

Ready? Go.

Time: 01:30 in the afternoon
Venue: Helicon/InFlight office
Event: Patintero?

I was on my way back to my table from my quick bathroom break. Even before I could see what's ahead, I heard the all too familiar greeting that seems to be reserved only for me. "Kain!" I heard him say the word that I have grown fondly of. I responded with a smile and a quick, "Tapos na." With a somewhat narrow hallway, I found myself blocked by him. On instinct, I went to my left, whereas he went to his right. Still blocked. So of course, the next thing I did was go to my right. Maybe he was thinking the same thing because I got blocked yet again as he went to his left. I thought to myself,

"Ano 'to? Patintero?" I can't help but laugh at the thought.

o O o

Time: 05:00 in the afternoon
Venue: Helicon/InFlight office
Event: The Simpsons Phase

Sitting comfortably on my chair, I then heard somebody call me in the oddest way. "Oh Marge," the voice called. It wasn't just any voice though. It was somebody calling me in what would be known to me as his Homer impersonation. Wow! I never thought the Simpsons phase would once again catch up on me. Looking up, I see him standing by my table telling me something that's work-related.

It's one of the strangest things to happen to me to date. Yet, somehow I'm finding it adorable. Hmmm...

o O o

Upon re-reading what I have typed, I can't believe that this would be my first entry for the new year. Oh well. My goal here is to get the thought out of my head so I could sleep.

Who was the all too familiar voice?

No one else but Van.

There! I've done my part. Oh please let me go to sleep now.

Till my next entry,