- Go to Boracay or Palawan with family
- Go to Boracay or Palawan with friends
- Sing a great song in front of an audience (Yes, I'd like to be a singing star even for just a couple of minutes)
- Buy myself a netbook (Either HP Mini or Dell Mini)
- Go to a concert (Eager to go to the David Cook-David Archuleta concert)
- Watch a musical (Come on, REP! What do you have for this season?)
- Learn how to ice skate (I haven't done it in 10 years)
- Learn how to drive
- Record an album (Just for fun)
- Go on a weekend retreat
- Start writing a book
- Spend a whole day reading a great novel
- Grow my hair longer
- Buy really expensive (but uber fantastic) shoes
- Meet a celebrity I look up to
- Write and op-ed and get published
- Learn my blood type (Yes, until now, I have yet to find out what my blood type is)
- Start a daily habit of something
- Go back to Enchanted Kingdom and be a kid again (It's been so long)
- Find a movie buddy and watch new movies at least once a month
- Take at least one interesting photo each day
- Go somewhere abroad (Just because)
- Go on a date (Yeah, I think it's about time...besides, Lola keeps reminding me of my December 2009 deadline)
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I just heard this song last night and from the second I heard its melody, I instantly fell in love with it. It's probably one of the best songs I've ever heard. I couldn't stop smiling as I listened to the song. The lyrics of the song spoke to me. It's those kinds of songs that make me want to sing it. *Sigh*
From the album Amusing
You’re all smiles and silly conversation
As if this sunny day came just for you
You twist your hair, you smile and you turn your eyes away
C’mon, tell me what’s right with you
Now it dawns on me probably everybody’s talkin’
And there’s something here I’m supposed to realize
‘Cause your secret’s out, and the universe laughs at it’s joke on me
I just caught it in your eyes, it’s a beautiful surprise
When did you fall in love with me?
Was it out of the blue
‘Cause I swear I never knew it
When did you let your heart run free?
Have you been waiting long?
When did you fall in love with me?
When did you fall in love?
Make your way over here, sit down by this fool, and let’s rewind
C’mon, let’s go back and replay all our scenes
You can point out the hints, the clues, the twists and the smiles this time
All the ones that slipped by me
I bet my face is red, and you can hear my heart poundin’
Well I guess it don’t matter now that I realize
‘Cause baby I missed it then, but I can surely see you now
Right there before my eyes
You’re my beautiful surprise
Was it at the coffee shop
Or that morning at the bus stop
When you almost slipped, and I caught your hand
Or the time we built the snowman
The day at the beach, sandy and warm
Or the night with the scary thunderstorm
I never saw the signs
Now we’ve got to make up for lost time
And I can tell now by the way that you’re looking at me
I’d better finish this song so my lips will be free
Have you been waiting long, when did you fall in love
I kept you waiting so long, when did you fall
Have you been waiting long
When did you fall in love with me
When did you fall in love?
Friday, March 13, 2009
For those who don't know, it's because of one guy. Yes, the reason for my spontaneous smiles and my everyday giddiness is him. For those who know who "him" is, well, ok, I'll say it. His name is Van.
I've said it before. I feel happy, lighthearted when he's around. Never a day went by when I didn't smile when I saw him at work. He's too darn contagious. When he's around, I could just feel his energy. He's infectious, that's what he is. I can't help laugh at his quirks.
Today, I was so surprised when out of nowhere he gave me ice cream -- Double Dutch. A personal favorite, I might add.
I know I shouldn't too excited over this but the fact that it's happening to me now...every day...I just feel like I'm in a place where I can stay there until the feeling subsides...and the funny thing is that I feel the feeling will never subside. Because he's always around.
I told myself I wouldn't be like this. Be too eager with these feelings. But when I think about it, I keep telling myself, I deserve to feel this happiness. I remember my prayer to God. I asked Him to let me meet someone who can surprise me at work from time to time. And He let me meet someone who surprises me everyday at work. Whether it be he comes in the office and says, "Hey Marge" in his Homer Simpson impersonation...whether it be he says "Kain" as his greeting to me...whether he comes in the office from out of nowhere and makes me jump out of my seat...whether he takes my food and finishes it off and then comes back and gives me food to replace the ones he ate. The point is, he manages to surprise me.
Thank you, God! You really have the best sense of humor.
I'm sorry. I know I've never sounded like this in my blog entries. But this heartwarming feeling inside of me is too much to contain, I just had to let it out and share it with you.
Bottom line: I'm just happy to know someone like Van.
Sunday, March 08, 2009
My Tito Bert just arrived two days ago from Canada to visit Lola Bait who’s going to celebrate her 90th birthday on March 14. So when we were on our way to Parañaque for our family gathering, I anticipated we will be talking about Tito Bert’s birthday on Thursday, Lola’s birthday on Saturday, and about my cousin Ate Chrissy’s upcoming wedding in July.
But I was so wrong! Though the discussion about the birthday celebrations and the wedding came up, the day was mostly about my relatives asking me the question I feared to answer. I wouldn’t call it torture...but it did feel like I’ve done something that was out of the ordinary.
Conversation # 1: With Tita Estie
Tita: Ano Margie, may boyfriend ka na ba?
Margie: Wala po.
Tita: Marami bang lalake sa inyo?
Margie: Meron naman po, sa IT department.
Tita: O, eh di pumunta ka dun sa IT.
Margie: Same office po kami. May kasama naman po akong lalake sa office.
Tita: Ganun? Eh di mabuti. Bakit? Wala ka ba magustuhan?
Margie: Tita naman, trabaho po.
Tita: Ano ka ba? Ok lang mag-boyfriend...kaya magpaligaw ka na.
Conversation # 2: With Tito Bert
Tito: Ano na ba ang balita sayo?
Margie: Nagtratrabaho na po ako. Eto po yung magazine namin o. (sabay labas ng InFlight)
Tito: Aba, eh di nakakapunta ka kung saan-saan.
Tito: Mabuti naman kung ganun. Eh may nakilala ka na ba?
Tito: Manliligaw? Boyfriend?
Margie: Naku, Tito, wala pa po. Wala pang nagkakamaling manligaw. Hehehe...
Tito: Nagpapakipot ka ata eh. Ang mga pinsan mo may mga boyfriend at girlfriend na. Ate Chrissy mo, ikakasal na, 29 na yun.
Margie: Eh Tito, mag-23 pa lang naman po ako sa April.
Tito: Baka naman ayaw mo magpaligaw. Imposible naman wala ka pa nakikilala.
Margie: Tito...si Papa nga po, hindi ako pine-pressure eh.
Tito: Tahimik lang yan si Nany pero maniwala ka sa’kin, gusto na rin nya magka-boyfriend ka. Ganyan ako sa Ate Chrissy mo.
Conversation # 3: With Lola (talking in Spanish; translated in Tagalog)
Lola: Malapit ka nap ala mag-birthday ano?
Margie: Opo, 23 na po next month
Lola: May boyfriend ka na ba?
Margie: Naku Lola, wala pa po. Hindi ko pa po iniintindi yun.
Lola: Alam mo ba? Kami ng lolo mo, nung kinasal, 23 ako tapos lolo mo 27. Wala man lang ba nanliligaw sayo?
Margie: Lola naman, nakakapressure naman yung sinabi nyo.
Lola: Ang ibig sabihin ko lang, bakit di ka pa magpaligaw?
OH. MY. GOSH.
I never would have thought I would be hearing these things from them.
Why? Why is it that all of a sudden everybody’s interested in my non-existent love life?
Sunday, March 01, 2009
I cannot believe how fast the year is going. In exactly 7 weeks, I will be celebrating my birthday. Wow! And now, I can't stop thinking about what I want for my birthday.
This is my wish list for when I turn 23.
Stuff I like that can be given on my birthday...
Recently, I had a closet cleanup and I realized I didn't have much tees. I had a lot of blouses and dressy tops but not a lot of simply classic t-shirts. After such a long time looking for such apparel, I have found the answer to my prayers: The Perfect White Shirt. Not only do they have the t-shirts I want, they also have statement shirts. Yes, they are indeed perfect.
Starbucks paraphernalia will never leave my wish list. I'll always have it. How I wish someone would give me a mug or a tumbler. I need my coffee! Hahahaha!
Stuff I like that are too expensive to buy to give on my birthday. Probably even impossible to get.
I need my music and that can be given to me by having an iPod Nano. After talking to a lot of people, they've told me to get this particular MP3 player. And I've already used it when I borrowed a friend's iPod...so yeah...now I want an iPod of my own. This is pricey, yes. But I'm hoping I can save up enough money to buy it for myself on my special day.
Something I know for sure will remain a wish...
I wish that on my birthday, I'd receive a nice bouquet of flowers from someone. Who that someone is? I can't even say. Not because I don't want to say but because I don't know if there's anyone out who likes me that much to even care to give me a flower, what more a bouquet. But it would be so great if I did get a bouquet. It would mean that I'm special, important to that one person. It's not just receiving the bouquet. It's that getting such attention from someone...not just from a friend...but from someone who can say he likes me.
What makes this wish impossible? I do wish that apart from the bouquet, he would ask me out on a date...just the two of us...to celebrate my birthday.
Such a fantasy, I know. But, like I said...it never hurts to fantasize.
Well, my dear readers, I end my birthday wish list here.
Until I can think of other stuff, then I'd be posting again soon.