Sunday, February 27, 2005

Interesting website - Face Analyzer. You upload your picture and it will determine your ethnicity, gender, and other traits. Here are the results for my picture:

Chinese 100%
Gender: female

Personality Profile
Intelligence 4.9 - low
risk 3.6 - low
ambition 4.6 - low
gay factor 2.5 - low
honor 2.5 - average
politeness 6.9 - high
income 3.8 - $10,000-$30,000 (i wish)
sociability 3.9 - low
promiscuity 2.1 - very un(-promiscuous)


You particularly enjoy the traditional way of life. Having drinks with your friends, attending parties and relaxing while watching TV are some of the simple pleasures you indulge in. You may also enjoy physical exercise. Your driving force is to retire as early as possible, so that you can do the things you enjoy more often. Your main source of ambition comes from this desire.

You dont particularly like your job but you do it without complaining. You realize that the income that it provides is essential to your lifestyle. You are friendly yet competitive with your co-workers. This competitiveness may lead you to squander your earnings to match other peoples' possessions.

You operate most effectively when there is a set power structure, and the lines of authority are clear. You know your place in the ranks, you play by the rules, and will deliver what is expected of you. You do not care for responsibility; you would rather be care free.

Your view of other types
You sometimes disagree with Boss types, but you respect them for the most part. You may even be envious of their lifestyles. You find Academic types boring and uptight. You have very little in common with them. However some White collar types may respect the accomplishments of certain Academic types. You think that Artist types are unrealistic and immature. You like interacting with Charmer types, and sometimes envy their charisma. You perceive Gambler types mostly as loners and untrustworthy. However, since you may have to interact with them on a daily basis you are not hostile to them. You believe Drifters are too lazy to work for a living but you sometimes feel pity for them.

Other types' view of you
Boss types may have some things in common with Blue collar types, but for the most part they only interact with you during the course of business. Academics see White collar types as unsuccessful versions of themselves, but because of work situations they may have to interact with you often. Artists do not interact with you, for they consider you to be a slave of conformity. Charmer types may associate with you; they find that the collar types are the people that mostly want to hang around them. To the Drifter types your repetitive routines seem boring; they would prefer having more fun and excitement. They may however enjoy the company of some Blue collar types.

Of course I had to try it out with another picture (it's just a program after all) and this is what it came up with:

South East Asian 48%
Chinese 52%
Gender: Female

Personality Profile
Intelligence 6.2 - average
Risk 2.2 - very low
ambition 6.6 - high
gay factor 1.0 - very low
honor 7.3 - high
politeness 8.5 - high
income 7.5 - $50,000-$100,000 (i wish this more)
sociability 6.0 - average
promiscuity 1.6 - very un


You are a long-term planner, diligent worker and avoid risk as much as possible. You are of above average intelligence and have the ability to focus on tasks that seem unimportant at present, but can lead to greater things in the foreseeable future. You are not keen to interact with others or make social connections. You would rather gain material wealth before putting yourself in a position to be judged. You are not confrontational unless someone directly opposes your intellectual beliefs. You are highly concerned with your social status. You are keen to avoid risks that could jeopardize your long-term plans. You take a calculated approach to life, working hard to control all aspects of it in order to not leave anything important to chance.

You tend to be a perfectionist and quite self-conscious. You sometimes wish you were less reserved and more like some others you see who are more bold and outspoken in social situations. But as much as you try to be like them, you cannot, because you care too much about the future to ever be comfortable taking risks in social situations.

Your view of other types
Academic types can end up rich but it will take longer than with Boss types. You see Boss types as potential business clients and as great resources to expand your contacts. Therefore you treat them with respect. For the most part you do not respect Artist types, however there are some Alpha Artists that you give some credit to. You look down upon Blue collar types as you consider them ignorant. You see White collar types as unsuccessful versions of yourself, but because of work situations you may have to interact with them often. You have very little in common with Charmers, therefore you avoid them. You consider Gambler types to make foolish decisions, and for the most part you do not interact with them. At times you feel sorry for Drifters.

Other types' view of you
Boss types consider you to be a valuable resource of advice. They constantly interact with you to make better decisions and they often respect your opinion. For the most part Artist types do not interact with you for they rather take it easy. They however may like you because of your knowledge of subjects that they find interesting. Blue collar types find you boring and uptight, they have very little in common with you. White collar types may respect your accomplishments and ambition. Charmer types regard you as mostly withdrawn from life and too uppity to hang around with. Gambler types think that because you play so safe you miss out on great opportunities. Drifter types have no regard for you, because your repetitive routines seem boring to them.

Beta academic: Not as intelligent or ambitious as Alpha Academics, but still focused on being materially successful.

Expected Occupations: Lawyer, Doctor, Investment Analyst, Accountant, Architect, Engineer, Professor, Researcher, Psychologist


That's my time! haha I finished 5km in 35:13, beating my usual time which is over 40. I woke up at around 4:45 today then was at school by 5:30. The moon was still there, just hanging over the tennis courts. Then to the other side of the covered courts, the horizon became dark pink. It was really pretty. We didn't get to see the sun rise though. "Outside, day starts to dawn. Your moon still floats on high!" The lines of the song capture the moment hehe That's the song I have to sing for voice this Tuesday ("Sun and Moon" Ms. Saigon)

I will miss my running friends - Pia, Dennis, Allue, Pam, Peter, Jean, Cez(? I think that's her name), Kathy/Cathy, Justin, Jonas, Yaan, and the other people (don't know their names). It's interesting how, when we enounter one another in our runs, we usually give each other a smile of encouragement or a "wtg!" Even if we don't really know one another. Except that snobbish guy- classmate ko sa sci10, sana iba nalang un naging classmate ko (I really really dislike snobs). Well there are some who are my classmates in other classes: Peter, Jean, C/Kathy and Justin are from the other psy blocks. And will try to keep in touch with the others. That's what YM's for after all!

On the way home - we passed by C5 (the new Katipunan underpass, if that's what you call it, sorta makes going home faster I think - but only if there's no traffic obviously) - I noticed a lot of runners on the side of the street. There was some sort of marathon sponsored by Shell going on. We passed what seemed to be a route marker for them. The sign said "32 kilometers"! And it wasn't even the end of the route yet. Plus, the runners were still running! My 5km run isn't even a run-the-whole-way thing. Kudos to them. And the sun was already hot and shining brightly (ugh), it's a good thing our fun run really did start early.

Time to do... what... Perso, Eco, French, Sci10 (at least we have a pretty good idea of what we're going to be doing already)... then Ronnel will call for History. Good luck to me and to everyone experiencing hell week this week and the next.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

The Celadon Alumni Homecoming was really fun! Reminded me of the first ever Celadon party I went to. (wek wek memories) The dance troupe was fantastic! After so many hours of watching them practice - well done!! Sorry if this entry is full of exclamation points. It's so beautiful when they're so synchronized but at the same time they each have their different styles. And the energy! You can really feel that they're happy to be there and to be dancing. It's like me in front of the computer! LOL

Helping the project managers make the little centerpieces with the balloons required quite a bit of my creativity, resourcefulness and logic. But the result was so cute! I wish I had remembered to bring one home. Oh well. Parang easter un effect.

The food was great - chicken teriyaki, beef and broccoli, noodles, fried rice, even brownies and that other small dessert. Yum! Jan said it was worth 85 per person but I only had to pay 50 bux. Lots of leftovers though.

Anyway, gotta sleep, fun run tomorrow. What fun. But i'll be sad because I won't be seeing my running mates (hehe pun intended) regularly anymore :(

angry at my anger
angry because i still get angry
stupid idiot
that's me

Friday, February 25, 2005

Tonight was really WOW. The Philippine-Japan Assoc had an awards dinner for my grandfather. It's just sad that my grandfather wasn't able to attend. The medal looks so imperial-looking - a red gem bordered by what's supposed to be sun rays I think.

My grandfather is really a character. He had this Italian award a long time ago in the late 1960's and then in the late 1980's he received an award from His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. Now this one, well, this pales in comparison but it's a big thing already. The dinner was held at the Peninsula, the Japanese ambassador was there - hmm His Excellency ata dapat. And the past ambassadors too, cause they were the ones my grandfather was friends with.

Funny how in all the speeches, everyone had to mention golf. Cause my grandfather used to play golf almost everyday and he would also play golf with the Japanese who come here. My grandfather has had 6 holes-in-one in his life. 7 technically but he refused to recognize the last one because he wasn't the one who picked the ball up from the hole. Galing noh.

Another interesting trivia: He was an ICAn too haha OK not a real ICAn but he studied in ICAM - Immaculate Conception Academy Manila. Which is still alive today I think.

The PJLA (Phil Jap Ladies Assoc) Choral, directed by Mrs. Alcasid (mom of some singer named Olgi? Olgy? Sounds like that), sang two Japanese songs, "Whistle a Happy Tune" from King and I and a Filipino fliritng song called "Galawgaw." Hehe there was one member who looked like a dragonfly. Shhhh I didn't say anything! That came from my cousins I swear hahaha One of the Jap ladies looked like a doll, you would smile if you see her smile.

Anyway, another reason my cousins and I were laughing is because we were thinking of nice names - my cousin just found out she's pregnant ^_^ They wanted something that started with an S cause all of them (Sarah, Shee, Steph and Sam) have names starting with S. One of us suggested Seth, someone suggested Simon Peter (notice, Biblical names haha) and then my very Smart cousin suggests "Simon Seth" hahah we were laughing so hard! And of course if that were really his name, his mom would go "Simon Seth, come here!" He'd have to do it or else he'll lose the 'game' LOL but if he's mom just said "come here" he wouldn't have to follow hahaha Ang corny namin. We never settled on a name.

All of us still wanted to eat ice cream afterwards (it ended early) but another cousin has a test in tax law tomorrow so it didn't push through. Next time next time. I really would love to go back to the Peninsula. It felt like Beauty and the Beast cause of the winding staircase. And the balcony-like thingies. Plus there were violinists too. Nice ambience.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Wheee calendar of events

Feb 25 Phil Japan Assoc Awarding Ceremony
Feb 26 Celadon Alumni Homecoming
Feb 27 PE fun run

March 1 psy 104 presentation
March 2 eco LT 3, sci10 report, fr1 album, hi16 quiz (HELL DAY)
March 3-10 interviews for manager applicants
March 4 hi report and paper

March 7 eco paper
March 8 psy 104 paper
March 9 eco LT 4, sci10 LT 4
March 10 psy 104 LT, psy 103 LT, psy 104 paper (HELL DAY again)
March 11 psy 103 mini project, sci10 finals (orals) 4:30pm

March 14 french finals?
March 19 manager deliberations
March 20 HA

March 21 Celadon ball

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

My laptop died and I'm so sad :( but at least it's still under warranty. Have to re-do so many things. But at least it died after I printed some french stuff and the psy paper. Ang daming nawala T_T I'm using my brother's computer now, formerly known as mine.

Sci10 orals tomorrow. Buti nalang I have wonderful groupmates. I cut PE today. Cause I felt bad and cause I hate doing the uphill sprint. I'd rather run 5km - which I did anyway (treadmill - 5.6km i think).

I also have French dialogue presentation tomorrow about meeting a friend at the national museum. Haven't memorized my first line. But otherwise I'll be OK. I can read the article for History tomorrow too, during my break. History and Economics are so different. In Eco class I really count the minutes until class ends. In History, time goes by so fast haha Just like how time flies when I'm in front of the computer...

Monday, February 21, 2005

Yummy balut! When I was younger (i.e. a long long time ago), I remember my family and I would go to the driving range at Fort Bonifacio and then afterwards, just before going home, we'd buy balut from one of those street vendors loitering near the area. Now Fort Bonifacio doesn't exist anymore - now, commercial establishments (The Fort, Market Market, etc) and condominiums stand where there once was a golf course. Anyway, back to balut, my aunt mentioned that she heard someone say, "Filipinos - they're against abortion but they enjoy eating duck fetuses." hehehe

My hell DAY is coming up. A Sci10 report, Eco102 long test and French project. Oh la la - sounds fun.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Got these tests from this website.

Wackiness: 40/100
Rationality: 68/100
Constructiveness: 56/100
Leadership: 84/100

You are a SRCL--Sober Rational Constructive Leader. This makes you a Ayn Rand ideal.

Taggart? Roark? Galt? You are all of these. You were born to lead. You may not be particularly exciting, but you have a strange charisma--born of intellect and personal drive--that people begin to notice when they have been around you a while. You don't like to compromise, but you recognize when you have to.

You care absolutely nothing what other people think, and this somehow attracts people to you. Treat them well, use them wisely, and ascend to your rightful rank.


eXpressive: 7/10
Practical: 4/10
Physical: 4/10
Giver: 6/10

You are a XSIG--Expressive Sentimental Intellectual Giver. This makes you a Teddy Bear.

Hee! I just want to give you a big squeeze. You are tender, honest, generous and fair. You are an excellent kisser and a sensitive, communicative lover, and you know it. You would never intentionally hurt someone's feelings or overstep his/her boundaries. You have beautiful eyes.

Most people take your laid-back attitude, blazing wit and subtle sexiness and stick you in "friend." But some see your extreme hotness for what it is and latch on. This means you have a few members of your target sex in the bank at all times -- I call this "money in the sex bank" -- but you're too sensitive and thoughtful to exploit them. More than once.

You are so rational and deliberate in an argument that it can frustrate and exhaust your partner. Your fights can take forever, but your press on with them until they are completely resolved and both you and your partner are satisfied. If your partner is weak of will, s/he may just give in -- be wary of this! An emotional or passive-aggressive outburst later will hurt and horrify you.

It is *critically important* that you are able to respect your partner. The moment you lose respect for him/her, you lose everything.

When you make friends, you make them for life -- you can go without speaking to a friend for years and pick up right where you left off. You are completely faithful, both physically and emotionally. You are the second best (to XPIG) parent of any type.

If you are male, you have a huge shlong. Just saying.

It's prom season. Last night was my brother's. After getting me to go with him to look for a teddy bear, he wanted me to go with him to the flower shop (a minute longer in that shop and I would've started sneezing till kingdom come). He even had the car brought somewhere to make it shinier. As if girls notice the car, I certainly didn't. For most girls, as long as the car works, it's fine - and if the girl happens to like the guy, the slower the car the better hahaha But OK my brother did notice the cars my dates brought so maybe that's what the shiny car is supposed to do - impress the brother?

My grandfather kept teasing my brother that he'd go to the prom - just to see my brother's date. He had a trip to China though so he couldn't. But he texted my brother: "I see you two, I approve." haha Funny nh? Thinking about it now though... It has a lot of implications, like how the outward appearance of a girl seems to be more important. I'm sure my grandfather was just joking and not thinking about this but I can't help it. He told me something not too long ago that really bothered me. I shouldn't be surprised because there is a lot of truth in it but I felt the sting. It wasn't an insult to me of course but I felt insulted for the guy. Then again, in life, do feelings really matter? "Survival" first.

Anyway while he was at the prom, parents and I watched Constantine. It was nice - the effects and the nice unpredictability. Insane half-breed angels, cross-shaped swimming pools, the chair from Sing Sing... Unlike the PTO, I wouldn't watch it another time because it was super duper good. I would watch it another time to understand it more haha I probably missed a lot of subtle things. It's like The Matrix actually, takes time to extract what's happening. So yea, when I should be doing school work, I'm watching movies. Stupid I know cause now that I'm at home, I'm still not studying. Priorities priorities.

Got this from Gen's blog.

Lord of the Rings Adventure by tostitos_way
Your weapon
Think you'll destroy the Ring in the end?
You start fromLothlorien
Eye Candy Elfthecolorpurple
Ambiguously Gay Best Friendall_talk
Mysterious Strangertossthefeathers
The Comic Reliefliquidwriter
Your Treacherous Guidethecolorpurple
Chances you'll succeed: 76%
Do you destroy the Ring?Yes, but you die doing it
The Fate of Middle-EarthYour friend has lots of babies, you get nothing
Quiz created with MemeGen!

look Gen, it's you! haha Hay naku lu jeanie, you're a treacherous eye candy elf guide daw LMHO

Friday, February 18, 2005

bigger? can't wait for it to flower and then bear pepper haha Posted by Hello

*collapse* Today is the start of hell week/s. I hardly slept anymore last night... and I still think I failed both exams. Ever heard of Modified MULTIPLE CHOICE? Each number had 4 choices - and there were 5 possible answers per number:
A - 1, 2 and 3 are correct
B - 1 and 3 are correct
C - 2 and 4 are correct
D - only 4 is correct
E - all 4 are correct

My favorite numbers were the ones where I was sure about 1 and 4 - that meant an automatic E!

For History, we had sequencing of events (gaaaah) and a crossword puzzle (fun! actually). I'm frustrated about the bonus question... worth 5 points *sob* It could have made up for my probably-wrong sequencing of events answers.

Really, Sci10 and Hi16 should never again schedule long tests on the same day.

I've also started to work on my Fr1 album, Psy104 paper/report, and Sci10 group orals. Still have a lot to do...

Current standing:
Sci10 - I think around C+/B
Fr1 - B/B+ I hope
Eco102 - A/B+
Hi16 - C/A hahaha
Psy103 - B+/A
Psy104 - B/A
PE107 - who knows LOL

Thursday, February 17, 2005

While other students have accounting tests today, (in a minute actually, so good luck Allue, Hal, Jic, Cassie and everyone else) we, the "madaya" Psy students that we are, were being asked to sleep in class (aka hypnosis). haha well for half of the class anyway. During the first half, we had an activity. If you want to try it.. here goes... (explanation of the activity is below but it won't work if you read the explanation before doing the activity)


Get your wallet

Empty its contents one by one and put them on the table or on your lap, slowly, silently

Be aware of your thoughts as you do this

Empty all the contents

That's it, finished?

Now, put all the items back in your wallet, again, do it slowly and silently

Have you put all the contents back in your wallet? OK

Again, empty your wallet's contents one by one and put them on the table or on your lap, slowly, silently

Be aware of your thoughts as you do this

Empty all the contents


Slowly and silently, put all the items back in your wallet

Once you've finished,

Empty your wallet's contents again, one by one and put them on the table or on your lap, slowly, silently

Be aware of your thoughts as you do this

Empty all the contents and then put all the items back in your wallet again.

**END of ACTIVITY** go to analysis at the end of this blog entry

On Hypnosis...
The experience of being hypnotized was almost surreal. At first, I was a bit of a skeptic, thinking, “I’m feeling warmth from my hands because of body heat.” I could not, however, understand why my arms really did feel tired and heavy all of a sudden or why the rhythm of my breathing changed.
Gradually, I learned to accept and appreciate hypnosis, especially when it came to imagining myself inside a garden within my mind. It was something very new for me – not seeing myself as a being with a mind but as a being inside a mind. Perhaps who I am is just all in my mind? It does not make much sense trying to describe the experience.
I also wondered whether that “me” in my mind was the “inner guardian” I was supposed to meet. It did not look like me or like the me I imagine whenever I try to visualize and put myself in hypothetical situations to analyze the possible outcomes. This “me” was just a fuzzy purple human figure, no face, even no hair. Anonymous in all aspects except my mind knowing or seeming to know that the figure was “me.”
I asked questions, or attempted to look for answers but there was not enough time. I was distracted by external sounds – like the opening and closing of the Conference Room door and the ringing of the bell. It was only when Dr. Ramos said that we could start wiggling our fingers and toes that I realized I did not move them during the exercise.
I wonder where that inner guardian came from. Did it exist previously or was it suddenly just conjured up because of necessity? I would like to think that it was and still is in me or in the unconscious area of my mind because I really felt that it was me. Maybe I will consciously try to get to know it (me?) more now that I am aware it exists.

Analysis of Activity
What you just performed (if you did), is called, I kid you not, the Useless Task activity. Recall what you were thinking while you were performing the task. You had the freedom to choose whether to do the task or not. What made you continue doing the task? Many in our class did so because they just listened to the prof / everyone else was doing it (external), others did so because they were curious. I had a "no regrets" way of looking at the matter. Whatever the reason, you had the will. This emphasizes your consciousness instead of the Freudian emphasis on the unconscious.

Now aren't Psychology classes cool? We literally get to do Useless Tasks haha

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Monday, February 16, 2004
Today is a nice day. ^_^

Monday, February 16, 2004
Today is a nice day. ^_^

Monday, February 16, 2004
Today is a nice day. ^_^

Monday, February 16, 2004
Today is a nice day. ^_^

Monday, February 16, 2004
Today is a nice day. ^_^

Monday, February 16, 2004
Today is a nice day. ^_^


my pepper plant's growing up so fast...a bit slanted... will try to turn the can around so that its natural phototropistic (word?) tendencies will help straighten it up. Posted by Hello

Monday, February 14, 2005

"Are people so unhappy when they love?"
"Yes, Christine, when they love and are not sure of being loved."

-- conversation between Christine and Raoul, Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Various YM statuses (is that a word??) of friends:

"I like you but right now, I'm preparing be good enough for you...and until that time comes, will you wait for me?"

"stupid day"

"Single and Available"

There was one I really enjoyed but she changed it already and I can't quite remember how it was phrased...

"thinking about marriage... >.< For theology for theology! I'm too young to get^^"

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Think of me
Think of me fondly when we've said goodbye
Remember me
Once in a while, please promise me you'll try
When you find that once again you long to take your heart back and be free
If you ever find a moment
Spare a thought for me
We never said our love was evergreen
Or as unchanging as the sea
But if you can still remember
Stop and think of me
Think of all the things we've shared and seen
Don't think about the way things might've been
Think of me
Think of me waking, silent and resigned
Imagine me trying too hard to put you from my mind
Recall those days
Look back on all those times
Think of the things we'll never do
There will never be a day when I won't think of you.

Flowers fade
The fruits of summer fade
They have their seasons, so do we
But please promise me that sometimes you will think...Of me!

It appears I still have post-movie syndrome. If you want to read the book by Gaspar Leroux, click here (although I would advise you not to read it when you're alone at night and you have a hyperactive imagination).

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Last August, I posted the song "All I Ask of You" in this very blog. I even posted a picture of the poster of the PTO. I really liked the book and the movie was good too! Now I just have to watch the play.

Say you'll love me ev'ry waking moment;
turn my head with talk of summertime.
Say you need me with you now and always;
promise me that all you say is true.

Say you want me with you, here beside you,
anywhere you go, let me go too.
Say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime.
Say the word and I will follow you.
Share each day with me, each night, each morning.

Say you love me ...

Love me,
that's all I asked of you.

For my most recent PE class, we didn't do our usual 5km run around the campus. We ran uphill - a steep hill. Sprinting. So so so tiring. But my PE serves as a good analogy to my other running activity, if you catch my drift. A good foundation is required not just a sudden whim because endurance and stamina are developed not overnight.

To see the results of the Celadon elections, hop on over to Jules's blog. Yesterday was the last day of Celadon week, where I spent most of my free time. Just helped pick up stray ping pong balls, play mahjong, chitchat, watch the celaballs booth, clean up after 4:30... Nothing quite unusual except for the "DAAAAPHHHH congratssss!!" *hugz* every so often hehe Thank you so much for everyone who supported me, I couldn't have lasted the week without going crazy if it weren't for you people *hugz again* I admit I can be a worry wart, oh well, must remember Luke 12:22. If you're free on Monday at 2pm onwards, please pass by the Celadon room, I will be treating you guys to oreo cheesecake *yummmy* If you have class at that time, pass by afterwards, I'll be buying two anyway.

Also, the Rose Sale is still open and will still be accepting orders on Monday, Vday. Sadly even homosexuals (well at least one I know) will be receiving a rose or two from their (anonymous) admirers (iba kung friend lang diba haha). Speaking of romance, it's my parents' anniversary today. Funny mom bought a funny gift for dad from Max Brenner hahahaha Ask me for details and I'll think about telling you LOL Even penguins are in the mood for romance. A very weird kind of romance. Can't wait for Madagascar haha the trailer's really funnyyyy. And I will say it again, I wanna watch Phantom of the Opera!!!! Actually, maybe I should tell mom so we can watch it before/after dinner tonight!

Thursday, February 10, 2005

if you read this journal,
even if i don't speak to you often,
post a memory of me. (comments section please cause the tagboard deletes old posts hehe)
it can be anything you want.
it can be good or bad,
just so long as it happened.

I got that from Luj's blog. Lu Jean and I go way way back. Even if we don't hang out all that often anymore, when we do, it's as if we were in ICA again. She loves junk food, she used to eat junk food only for lunch (all her fingers would have cheese!). She's a great singer - really I would be happy if I could sing as well as she can (impossible). We have the same sense of humor. I guess this is also because we grew up together - with Tin and Fran! "Those were such happy times and not so long ago..." So why do I reminisce? I've been remembering things these past few days, too many things. Memories can haunt you, even if you don't regret they happened. Yet without memories, experience wouldn't be the best teacher. I've strayed very far from my initial topic - I guess it's called free association, just writing whatever comes to mind.

We had an activity in Dev Psy last Tuesday where girls would ask guys and guys would ask girls questions that they haven't been able to ask about the opposite sex simply because these kinds of questions are not usually asked, then members of the class from the opposite sex would answer as honestly as possible. It's an interesting exercise, showing that there are many misconceptions. And so I wonder if guys who don't have Dev Psy ever find out the answers to these questions!

I was at the Rose Sale Booth a while ago when a guy passed by to order some sweet things. A rose for tomorrow, 3 roses delivered to the girl at three different times during different classes on Valentine's Day, a cow stuffed toy and 2 harana songs. As a girl, I really would appreciate those but more important are the little things. The cost doesn't matter, a self-made something or a letter or saying something sweet can be worth a dozen roses and more. Assuming the girl likes you back. But they say that girls can be won more easily than guys. If a guy doesn't like a girl, no chance at all... but if the girl doesn't like a guy, the guy, through sheer will and perseverance might make the girl love him. Hard-earned, they say that's the best kind of relationship, because the guy worked for it and won't be as willing to let it fall apart... I don't really agree but who am I to say anything about this.

My friend Hal is selling tickets for the Feb 12 (this Saturday) Ateneo Campus Idol show - P120 includes drink-all-you-can open bar. Watch it cause my blockmate's going to be performing! It's gonna be at BMW Autohaus Libis. Leave him a YM message - his ID is albino_chua (cause that's his name).

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Plant growing some more Posted by Hello

I can be plenty annoying when I want to be but on the topic of pet peeves (super duper pet peeves), mine are those PWEDE BA instances. Cristel put it in the testimonial she wrote for me: "just don't get her in the wrong mood baka makakuha ka pa ng 'pwede ba?' from her." There really are some instances when I just get exasperated (how dense can you get! though dense isn't really the correct word) - Vix knows what I'm talking about because we think alike and actually had a conversation already about this topic.

Monday, February 7, 2005

Wheee it's spa day. Yup, despite having projects and papers due in the next few days, I'm going to go to the spa! It's mom's idea to stop me from obsessing about what I've been obsessing for the past few weeks - i.e. to stop me from driving her crazy LOL After that, it's Carrie's birthday party! She's turning 2 :) I wonder if she still remembers me.

TTD before the sem ends:
Hi 16 report - progress report due by Friday
Psy 104 report
Eco 102 paper
Fr 1 scrapbook - really looking forward to this! Send me pix so I can add 'em in!!
Fr 1 Vday card - almost forgot about this, due Friday
Psy 103 mini projects

Sem is almost over.. I'm looking forward to the "over" part but there are still so many things to do. Anyway, my friend is selling cheesecakes and cupcakes. If you're interested, please hop on over to her website. Yummmm

Sunday, February 6, 2005

My cousin's batchmate died because of a brain tumor. 7 years old... It's really sad whenever a kid dies. "Ang bata pa."

The offerings to the ancestors: Canned goods. The speaker explained that offering fresh fruits everyday would be too expensive. Typical Chinese practicality haha Posted by Hello

The Taoist Temple was the least strict one, we didn't have to wear bandanas, take our shoes off or segregate ourselves. Block decided to have a picture-taking spree. Posted by Hello

The Sikh Temple was very hospitable. I didn't like the food though. I'm a very picky eater pa naman. The girl who gave us an overview of Sikhism was very pretty - maybe why, during the Q&A portion, the question "can Sikhs marry non-Sikhs?" was asked twice. Posted by Hello

A really crazy driver stopped right in front of our bus, good thing we didn't hit his car, then started a fight with our bus driver. We stopped for a while at the village gate so the drivers could talk to the guards. Posted by Hello

The Blue Mosque - we had to take off our shoes and girls sat at the back while the guys sat in front. The imam was very... unorthodox. Posted by Hello

Saturday, February 5, 2005

Same as Julie, I also have 50 Gmail invites.. the exclusivity of having a Gmail is on a decline.

Tired from the field trip a while ago, even if I slept most of the time I was on the bus. Almost fell asleep while the Hindu high priest was giving his lecture. In Sir Pasimio's words, "Daphne (was) struggling to stay awake." It has become a block joke >.<

Sleepy now too so I will sleep now. Ciao.

Friday, February 4, 2005

I watched Cyrano de Bergerac a while ago with Earl (who served as my frustration relief during the play haha), Mike, Mic and Elaine. It was really nice. Filipino but I liked it. It's gonna be shown again next Friday (2/11) and even Vday (2/14). It was worth more than the P150 I paid. Well Dulaang Sibol has not disappointed me yet, I've watched two plays including the one I watched a while ago. The first one was with Therese, Jamie and Mark.

The story was about... hm.. better not spoil it for anyone. Sweet in a sad way.. some parts are like "oooh stake through the heart!" The guy who played Cyrano was cute!! haha Actually, the audience really learns to love the character lead/s. Because of course the character lead is brave and smart and funny. Even if in reality they just borrowed the words from the writer.

I look forward to watching Phantom of the Opera soooon. Will post more next time.

Thursday, February 3, 2005

It appears that a lot of people are going to eat out for Vday, one of my friends wanted to make a reservation in a hotel restaurant but couldn't anymore. Many people are already saying "Feb na" --> with matching happy face or depressed face depending on their love life status. In a way, I'm not looking for the end of this month because all my projects and reportings are gonna be in March. Anyway, here's a little convo from a while ago (can't tell who the convo was with cause I'd be dead).

Situation: wanting a picture of "love interest" for Vday - option: go hunting >:)
Friend: I don't want him dead @_@ I want him, period.

While last night was a cram session, today is not so bad. I ran 6km in 55 mins, am pretty confident about my Psy103 long test, and got a perfect score on my psy104 long test which I took last Tuesday. Does that mean I have to treat you guys out? haha I have to study for my History quiz for tomorrow - and I hope that it'll make up for my low quiz last time.

My pepper plant's third leaf is much bigger today =)

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

My plant's growing nice and strong. ^_^ "The Lord makes things beautiful in His time.. Lord please show me everyday as You're teaching me Your ways, that you do just what You say in Your time" =) That's such a pretty song (Kids' Praise, nakakamiss!) and I also like the one that goes "All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all... each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings, God made their glowing colors, and made their tiny wings" =) Those were the days I was part of the UCM Youth Choir (whose members have since grown up) hehe Posted by Hello