Monday, October 31, 2005

Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Nicolas Cage

OK OK he's not really my type of cute but I didn't post his picture there for that purpose* I just watched the movie "Lord of War" and I liked it! It was so ruthless and unfeeling, maybe cold-blooded but that's what logic is. Don't you just hate it when logic and natural laws are challenged by the illogical - say, a woman's intuition or freak accidents. And many many times, they win and that sucks. But in this movie, logic wins: logically sound loopholes! Ang galing! You can get to me through logic - like the way Pastor Aronis' sermon about the Resurrection got to me. It's also why I loved Fr. Dacanay's class. I hope I have more profs like him. See, the sem's over and I'm still posting about him! Maybe I'll watch Cage's next movie - something about the weather? Lord of War sounded bland so maybe the titles are just really off. Title off, I'll give it a chance. (Don't judge a book by its cover diba haha don't judge a movie by its title)

Dinner was yummy! Expensive but we had 20% off. Mum and I just shared a "Seafood Platter One" and Justin got the fish of the day, something like that. Dad found the chicken too salty but the chef said it's supposed to be salty. It's a seafood restaurant so I guess better stick to the seafood.

Anyway, this evening (and even one point during lunch), reminded me of something I said at the party last night. One of the questions was: what's your most valuable asset? I answered: My wit. And I realized I wouldn't have it if it weren't for chat. Yea that's how much I owe chatting. When chatting, there's this time delay that allows me to think of some witty answer. Practice helps and I guess I got better. Then debate fine tuned it - a lot. Add the things I learn in Psychology (and Celadon) and I just realized - I can diffuse bombs! It's something I still have to practice cause I become so uptight when I'm with new people - or new crowds for that matter. So if I'm quiet, I probably haven't adjusted yet. I get intimidated too ya know. People keep saying I'm so intimidating... sigh am I really. (pause, giving you lots of time to say OF COURSE NOT!!)

*I didn't want to post the Lord of War poster cause the bullets reminded me too much of worms - no thanks.

The AFICS costume party last night was alright. The house was w-o-w. As if it was made for parties. There was a dance floor? haha A pool, gazebo, garden, etc. The lights and sounds were rented but I wouldn't have been surprised if they came with the house. Most of those who came were from La Salle. There were people from UP Diliman, UA&P and a few from UST too! It was only me, Terry, Joyce, Bso and Cheson from Ateneo. Most of the people wore costumes, which is great cause it's a costume party! haha Joyce was a Japanese lady (geisha? complete with kimono, chopsticks and the lipstick!) Terry had a tall "Wonka" hat and goofy mask, Bso was a bagger from SM and Cheson was a robber? I didn't really go as anyone but I got a fancy old gown from Camp Suki that kinda looks like the gown of Princess Fiona. Others: med student, farmer, princess, cowgirl, teletubbies (daw), ninja, waiter, Chinese girl, angel, bat, glow-in-the-dark stars and moons?, pajamas (person about to sleep?), etc. Of course someone went as a vampire (Ben) and Terry and Keith insisted I have a picture together with him. None of the Celadoneans brought a camera hahaha So we're relying on the Englicom people to send us pix. First game was Speed Dating and it was info overload! Courses, years, favorites, etc. haha

For the first part of the night (or majority of), my partner was Keith (the bat), Englicom HRD AVP. He has a scar coming from his car turtling last month (cool scar but um yeah haha). For dinner, we had misua (with white sauce and seafood), bbq, chicken teriyaki, lumpiang shanghai and fried rice. Pineapple juice, grape juice or virgin products. We sat together with Bso, Oscar, Claire, and Marvin (as Keith said "parang dating game?!"). There was a quick game afterwards where they asked questions and partners had to have the same answer (questions such as where would you like a person of the opposite sex to touch you?) and then got new partners - nagswitch lang kami ni Joyce! She got Keith and I got Carlo Castor (both Joyce and I thought it was Castro cause he looked it). The game was ahm a unique version of Trip to Jerusalem. The guys were seated with bottles between their thighs. It being a Trip to Jerusalem, the girls had to walk (well they wanted us to dance) around the guys and every time the music stopped, we had to put a condom on the bottle of a guy or else we were out of the game (you and your partner). It was... gross haha weird-sticky-gross, not really scary-gross. This one girl flung herself on the lap of another guy to put her condom on the bottle of the guy beside the guy she flung herself on. OK labo na. Mao (farmer) from CSA won (the one guy left was the teletubby).

I got to see Marie (cowgirl) and Kim Yu (angel), batchmates. Another ICAn, Valerie Liao is the HRD VP of Englicom. Hehehe Actually, there weren't that many ICAns. I think. And there weren't that many Xaverians either. Like Keith was from CKSC. Other highschools I remember - Seton, Lourdes, Claret, St. Jude, St. Stephen, ... they're all a jumble now, I can't remember who said what anymore hehe. Ben and Joyce won best costume, Hubert (waiter) and Mao won best couple, and Hubert was recognized for providing the house and the food. Then it was dancing time. You all know I don't know how to dance. But this is why, I assume, the dance floor is dark. Cause only a few people really know how (like Terry). So there haha the others stayed inside to share drinks. The Englicom people are really close! Fun fun sana ganun din sa Celadon. Maybe the ball? All in all it was a night to remember (corny! sorry! it was one of the songs). Sayang wala yung dance troupers. Until the next AFICS party.

Friday, October 28, 2005

The daughter of my cousin, Samantha (nicknamed Xabi) is at St. Luke's now. They had to repair a hole in her heart. She's OK I think but I haven't seen her.

Ria's grandfather just passed away. It's shocking, we just celebrated his birthday at Little Asia some time ago and he could still walk and talk.

It's the circle of life.

*non-narrative paragraphs*

What is it like to die... will you know that you're dying? Is it painful? Is the pain somewhat different from other sorts of pain? Sometimes it's as if dying can be controlled - e.g. when relatives say "it's OK you can rest now" and the sick person passes away. What is the tunnel? What is the light? Do relatives who have gone before really come to greet you? I'm not asking anyone in particular as the only ones who can really answer can't really answer (if someone who shouldn't be able to answer actually answers, I'll turn white). Of course there are near-death experiences but do those really count?

They say the extremities are the first to go. Cause the body attempts to concentrate on sustaining the more vital areas - heart, lungs, brain. My aunt said that my grandmother's nails were turning blackish-blue and my grandmother was actually looking at them curiously - like when one's nails are newly polished and one inspects them for any bubbles or scratches. I'd like to go the way my grandmother (mom's side) did. You know, it's as if she also controlled when - it happened that my HK-based aunt came over for a visit and my family was just about to leave for the States for a month-long vacation. I guess she wanted all her children in the Philippines. Well everyone dies one way or another, who am I to demand how I go.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I'm enjoying my break very much :) A lot has happened since Saturday, it feels like a week has passed since then. Starting from where I left off...

Watched Luther with Macy and Vic. I already met Vic before but this was the first time we really talked... or should I say he really talked haha Funny guy, don't know where he gets his ideas, maybe from the movies he watches (almost one a day, if not more). It was great to go out with Macy again! She lives nearby and only a few of my friends do so.. swell! She's working on her thesis now about women boxers. Good luck good luck! I have yet to get a copy of the short story I helped her with (remember that Birdie? haha)

Mum and I ate out for dinner cause my brother went to watch the ICA Variety Show and dad had a fish show somewhere. Shame on me, I never watched an ICA Variety Show hehe But I did get to watch an XS show once - 2nd year. Not that I finished the show - cause of my curfew. Afterwards the car let my mom and I down at CSA so it could go fetch my dad. The walk home reminded me of the times we used to go out after dinner as a family to walk the dogs. That was a very long time ago. I really should spend more time with Toto.

Sunday what did I do. Ate at Super Bowl to celebrate Nissy's birthday (15th). Went to Floyd's for dessert! Well nothing really amazing - the same concept as Coldstone in the US. Ria and I shared a vanilla with Buncha Crunch, dark chocolate chip and mallows. Nissy and Melis shared a chocolate ice cream with brownie bits and caramel syrup. Achi Sa (that's an honorable title, given to the oldest grandchild in the family exactly like the title my mom's side cousins use to refer to me - Achi Kim hahaha) got one too. As we left the shop, I asked her when she was due to give birth, she said "anytime now."

Well they brought her to the hospital the next morning. She still hasn't given birth so she's at the operating room now, they're gonna do a C-section... that baby, when she arrives, is going to be the first great grandkid of my grandfather born in the Philippines. Christian and Alessandra (the spelling of her name is still an on-going debate) are Florida-based hehe

Speaking of Florida, my cousin-in-law just called to say that they have no electricity, no water, no etc's but just wanted us to know that they're fine. They didn't have to evacuate so that's good I suppose. My aunt's super busy I bet (cause she rents out condos and the people in the more affected areas need places to stay). So many hurricanes this year, I read that it just surpassed the 1933 record.

Yesterday was HR's plevsem (planning and evaluation seminar). At first we thought of having it from 8am-6pm (same as last year) but it just sounded way too long so Ter just came over in the morning and we told the managers to come at 1pm. We spent around 2 hours evaluating HR and our first sem projects together and then told them to split into groups to start planning for their 2nd sem project. Kim and Brian ordered pizza hehe

We ended on time and then Ivan, Ter, AJ, BJ, Joanne and I went to Rockwell to have dinner. We visited Zara, the new high-end store that AJ super loves, played "spot the difference" at the arcade haha, ate at Tokyo Tokyo (after deciding we wanted to eat at Super Bowl!) and had dessert at Jollibee. It was fun! Next time maybe more managers can come along.

This morning, mom, my aunt and I went to Divisoria. I don't think I can "ko tiam." I'd be so bored. But there was a bit of action today - two Chinese ladies fighting (sounded a lot like cats!). When I got home...I slept haha Tomorrow's a busy day again. Busy busy busy. I love my break. I'd actually love it more if I could just stay at home... right here in front of my laptop. Oh no Amazing Race tomorrow... hope I get home by 9! And let the kids not be eliminated haha Go rugrats!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

I had a dream last night! It was a good dream, probably never coming true, but that's why it's a dream :) It even had a degree of lucidity yey! mm what a nice way to start the day.

Yesterday ended up watching a movie anyway - with Ivan, Jic, Bj, Wil, and Margaux. Doom hehe and some parts really did look like the game. Even the big gun that makes everything blue. Hard to forget that computer game... ammo? haha We ate at Superbowl then an Kohikan. The Turtle Pie and Japanese Cheesecake taste great!

Today I watch a movie with Macky and Vic. Hmmm Wonder what movie... This is turning into a movie a day! bad bad bad monetary reserves are low low low.

Friday, October 21, 2005

*yawn* can't believe I'm still up. Haven't been online as much as I used to be during breaks.. Just a quirky observation. I can't say why... Actually I probably can - Lloyd and Hal are in CA, Val has school - I'm wondering if I should visit the ICA fair this weekend, Mic & Lainey are, well... they're & (as a rule, we don't want to disturb &'s). Doggie? I do believe he's giving Kant thoughts away for free! Julie's watching DVDs or karaoke-ing (which I'll get to enjoy a lot more this month!). Less to do with who's online (or offline)... I've been reading a book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - Good Omens. It really is rather witty and, as you've probably noticed, I've read enough to absorb a bit of the way of writing employed by the authors (I particularly enjoy reading "Little Women" and sounding like the book afterwards). I've also been playing solitaire. Call it an addiction if you must. I don't quite know when or how it started. Then again, do drug addicts know when or how exactly they became addicted? Tomorrow* I shall have lunch with a few Celadoneans, can't watch a movie with them though: Got stuff to do and there aren't any spare cars.

This month is going to be just dandy, I love it already. Gonna start running again, on Saturday perhaps. Running, planning, marketing, cooking (learning to or making uncooked objects edible), chatting, reading, sleeping... mm must catch this last bus back to dreamworld.

*In 10.5 hours actually

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

As promised because I'm too lazy to recount my adventures yesterday though YM.

Got to GHW by around 6:30. Set up tents, tarps, courts. I knew the guys would help out, carrying stuff and building tents. But never did I imagine them mopping haha (they wanted the outdoor court dry so it wouldn't be slippery). It was sooo muddy. My shoes are now mud-caked. Stephen had a pet roach - haD because I killed it after it crawled ON me. Yuck. It was a good thing I was wearing pants - can you imagine if I weren't? Ewww. It came from the badminton set he brought. Like last year, we had a makeshift badminton court - we drew the lines using chalk hehe

Really sad I couldn't stay the entire time.. because I had to visit the mental institute! Was asked to pay P30 for parking. Then, when I was talking with my blockmates, found out that they were charged P30 even if their cars just dropped them off! It's a crazy place hehe A tour guide briefed us - It was est. circa 1920's, the hospital was called National Mental Hospital but the name was changed to National Center for Mental Health. Patients are segregated according to sex and age (not according to what kind of disorder they have) so there's a pavilion for male adults, female adults, male children (called Shangri-la), female children (called Zonta), and one for patients with pending court cases. We visited all except the last one.

The conditions are really bad. It really seemed as if we were visiting a jail instead of a hospital. The guide said there could be as many as 200 patients in a room smaller than a CTC classroom. Most slept on the floor although those who can afford get beds. There were a few strapped to tables... The isolation ward for males was rather creepy. Made sure Raymond was in front of me and Roumel beside me hehe Imagine a gate - you have to make sure that the bar slides in the hole on the wall. Well you can see the walls were destroyed plenty of times because the plaster is different. Yes, the patients are that strong. A guy demonstrated a technique for subduing patients who get out. And you can also see how much they want to get out. A lot of them were saying "Aalis na ako bukas!" even though it's quite obvious that they won't be getting out soon... There have been successful attempts at escaping because some are allowed to walk around the pavilions freely (those who show signs of improvement are asked to help maintain the grounds and take care of the other patients). But the successful ones almost always forget to take off their uniforms so they get sent back sooner or later.

What was striking was how some of them don't seem disordered. One particular woman was explaining (in fluent English I must say) that the more unruly patients are separated from the more behaved ones, how those in the isolation wards end up there, what kind of food they eat ("we have to wash our hands before we eat because of the microbes ya know"), etc. A lot of them enjoy singing, hala Julie haha jk A group of women sang Joy to the World, similar to the way kids sing it [enemenemening, enemenemening, enemen enemen enemening! (and heaven and nature sing)]. Before we left, there was a new patient being "convicted." While the women were very very talkative (more talkative compared to the men), it was as if a hush fell over the place... I can't say why but it seemed to me as if they were feeling sorry for the new patient, feeling sorry for themselves too but I don't know for sure.

The kids were very very KSP. Some actually aren't really mental according to the guide. They're there because they behaved badly in the institutions (for orphans, sexually abused, etc) but really, the conditions are enough to drive anyone insane. BJ has a fanbase now hahaha and Jane got picked on by the girls cause of her height (lack of). And the boys were attempting to speak to me in Chinese (Intsik ka? ano ibig sabihin ng kingwongkangtongsitinglang,etc - if I could understand Chinese better maybe whatever he said does have some meaning haha but Ronnel was there and I don't think he understood either). A lot were saying things like "I love you (Kuya BJ!)" or "crush na kita ate!"...guess people have to be pretty crazy to be able to express romantic feelings hahaha

Got back to Exceladon at around 4, just in time for the volleyball and basketball finals. It's a shame I didn't get to watch the St. Jude team (Terry etc) vs. "the varsity" (Cha, Jean, etc). Can you imagine that the freshies (and my apo!) won vs. St Jude?? I still can't believe it. This year basketball finals was between Gai's and Gordon's (again if I'm not mistaken). This year though the latter won, ending the two-year streak of my batchmates. I'm still having a hard time believing that Jimmy Go isn't Xaverian. Even Che and Zaza were surprised. He seems to fit in so well!!

Cleanup was alright. One funny incident. But anyway, very very grateful to TJ and Carl who stayed to help even if they could've just gone home. THANK YOU v. much.

Last night guess what I dreamed about? hahaha Selling food (for Celadon of course) and the yearbook. Hahaha di pa rin kasi tapos yung HS yearbook... it's been a long long long time. I probably also dreamt about it cause TJ and Carl said they saw my gradeschool pic and the one in the CD yearbook weh! I don't like my gradeschool pic - so seeerious. But didn't want to smile either cause it was before I had braces hehehe or did I already have braces... something like that.

SEM BREAK NA!!!!! But it's gonna be a busy one. Do I get to go to Baguio? We'll see... My 2nd year friends still have to finish their stat project so I'm helping them out. I still remember my stat! Thank you Ma'am Jopie for your wonderful handouts!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Thanks so much to everyone who read and critiqued my paper! [Gibbs: sorry I couldn't incorporate your comments anymore cause I submitted it already, but you had the most detailed comments - thank you!!] Presentation and defense tomorrow and then field trip to the mental institute on Monday (same day as Exceladon) That's pretty much the end of my sem already. It's been a long one but thanks very much to everyone who helped me through it :)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Wheee he killed me!! He (Fr. Dax) killed me hahaha I died. Oh God pls give me a B I just need a B. B B pleaaaase. But I still think he's B-rilliant. hehehe I still don't know the answer to his question!!!!! No hindsight bias - I couldn't have studied for it. Wekwekwek. He's posting the results this afternoon so standby...

I'm exempted for B-ioooo!!! Hoorah. Just don't know if that's an A or a B+. Either grade is fayn.

Update: Ahihihi I got a 3.5

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Wheee 569 random number ko haha Won't complain cause my bad random number last time put me in Dacy's class ^_^ Other news: I HAVE MY OWN ROOM NA!!!! It feels so nice. I mean it was fine sharing a room with my brother but now that he has his own room, it's different haha I have my own room!!!! omgomgomg hahaha

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The expe paper we submitted last Friday got a 91, one point short of getting an A. We'll make a few changes and resubmit it on Friday. Trivia: the name of the soft copy in the egroups last Friday was FINAL NA.doc so BJ uploads a new one with some corrections and names it Almost_FinalNa.doc (with the comment: "wala pa the references") hahaha

I consulted with Sir. Cuenca yesterday and you know what! He gave extra bonuses and this is what my LT results look like: First 79.6, second 99.16, third 114.91 (exag haha), fourth 86.5 (without bonuses yet!) so... cool maybe I'll get exempted from the dreaded comprehensive bio test after all :D I'll know by tomorrow morning...

Before my philo oral exam yesterday, the two TA's suddenly tell me: "Daph we just wanted to tell you - You're so tall! You look so petite when you're sitting down but when you stand up it's like whoa." Whehe Everyone keeps saying that height is good but I don't really see why (for girls anyway). I had to wear heels during the wedding (day before yesterday) and I felt so... tall haha It's actually fun that I'm not the tallest in the angels barkada.

About the wedding, thank you Uncle Wes for agreeing to be my uncredited escort ^_^ Sorry di tayo nakapagpic!! Thanks very much for being the ahya I never had. Thank you also very very much to Lenny and unknown person for putting comments on my Theo paper draft - of course I had to bring schoolwork to the wedding haha anyway the paper's about marriage so I guess it's OK.

The groom (who reminds me of my HS prom date) sang twice I think - really well too! Actually, everything (the love story) all started with him singing "Be My Lady" to my aunt during her 18th birthday - they've been together ever since (almost 9 years). Wheee so sweet. I heard one of the younger guests saying before the ceremony "I thought they're married na!" LOL They're gonna live in the subdivision beside Ria's (same as Ivan's! haha).

Now it's time for me to study the theological aspect of marriage.

Friday, October 7, 2005

I need a break from all the glucoprivation and the liver and brain... 20 more pages to go for Bio after these messages. Information dump on my blog lang...

Don't have to worry anymore about Cog! yey
I do have to worry about Expe because I am hanging on to an A haha If I get an 80 in the finals, I get a B+, if I get an 85, I keep my A. Grr to no exemptions.
My 3rd Bio LT score = the average of my 1st and 2nd haha yes, my score for the first and second are extreme.
I sent an email to the egroup of my philo class and it was sent back to me by someone from UP hahaha me to philo class to ACMG to ACLC and back to me nyaha isn't that cool
it's sad when "break" actually means working on a paper instead of studying for bio.

And now back to lipoprivation and the small-diameter unmyelinated sensory axons of the vagus nerve.

Monday, October 3, 2005

Picture with Fr. Dacanay:

After the last meeting, many of us applauded. It's not every sem you get a brilliant teacher like him.

One of the prayers Sir Garcia reads:

Disturb us, O Lord,
When we are too well-pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true because
We dreamed too little;
When we have arrived in safety because we sailed
too close of the shore.

Disturb us, O Lord,
When with the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst for the Water of life;
When, having fallen in love with time,
We have ceased to dream of eternity;
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
Have allowed our vision for the New Haven to grow dim.

Stir us, O Lord
To dare more boldly
To venture seas where storms shall show thy mastery,
Where losing sight of land
We shall find the stars.

In the name of Him
Who pushed back the horizons of our hopes
And invited the brave to follow Him.
Amen.

He's still my teacher next semester and maybe I'll appreciate him more then.

Sunday, October 2, 2005

Last night was OK (I felt like the parent of my parents? hahah basta I felt like my parents were kids - hala!) Dubai was so-so, I was crying a lot hehe Dinner was so fun tonight! We were talking about all sorts of things - from the history of Math to Da Vinci code to personal horror stories to games to sanitary toilets to innovative Japanese. I don't get to experience fun conversations like these with my mom's side cousins cause they're too young. The table was just so noisy a while ago hahaha At least we had a room so we didn't disturb other people too much.

Ria: My friends and I were playing taboo.. the word was "canoe." My friend couldn't really explain it so she said "yung sinasakay sa Boracay!" First guess: "Babae!" (guys of course)

My friend and I talked on the phone today and we really felt that girls can understand each other so well because our experiences are so similar. Thus, we think the same too! Most girls really prefer older guys. That includes me but of course the case of Mic and Elaine is exceptional - Mic seems older than Elaine hahaha peace. But really, I have yet to find another younger guy who's really able to keep up with the maturity of girls his age. It's even worse when the girl is older. Hey no offense dudes.

Speaking of dudes, I would pay to hear BJ speaking in Filipino for his Philo orals tomorrow! hahaha Ang sama ko talaga.. but he really is working hard this sem. Oh Happy Birthday Anielle! BJ and Nielle: my two tentative thesis groupmates hehe. I'll stop posting paragraphs na nga para Doggie won't be too lazy to read LOL

My schedule for the last 2 weeks (total opposite of my week last week):
Tomorrow - Theo and Philo signups (both at Dela Costa, both 8am sheesh), Marga's experiment
Tuesday - Cog last LT. If I can just maintain, I think I'll get an A
Friday - Bio test, expe Final paper
Sunday - wedding
Oct 11 - 105 Finals
Oct 13 - 107 Finals
Oct 15 - 106 Finals (eck 3:30-5:30 pa talaga)

I have yet to decide where to plug in my Theo and Philo finals... I was really planning to put my Philo orals on Sunday... but dressing up, getting makeup and hair done, it's really a whole day event.

Saturday, October 1, 2005

I missed posting yesterday cause it was a full day for me... Dacanay quiz went OK, it's the last one! We got our research papers back, I'm so disappointed :( Oh well, was expecting a lower grade so I guess I should be happy. Ang ganda pala ng OAA room @Kostka (I went with Ronnelski), airconditioned pa. Worked on theo paper without my laptop (stayed at home) and then attended the EB meeting. Got to talk with Hannah after not being able to in a long time. Rest na Hannah!

Went to EGI Tower beside DLSU afterwards for Englicom's Dice Game. Ted and Retcher were talking about ECE things I couldn't understand at all. Everything's so specialized already. I bumped into Bev (the reason for my existence haha) the other day and she was carrying something with lots of wires. What it does is something I won't ever learn in psych.

In Englicom, they do things differently haha very few chairs so everyone was standing around the tables and no bowls so we just rolled the dice on the table. There were lots of people (considering it costs 200 bucks to join for members and 230 for nonmember) - and who do I bump into? Johanah Co and John Ong! Whee chancelmates! It's been a long time.. John still looks the same but I had to pause first to recognize Johanah. Marie was the only ICAn from my batch who was there I think. Oscar, the facilitator of my table, turned out to be the Englicom president. Mic and Elaine were caught in traffic. Accdg to Retcher: doing something? haha kids in the dark cause accidents, accidents in the dark cause kids jk! I forgot who told me that.

I won: earrings (I even wore it already), toblerone, a necklace (for guys), bubbles... I think that's it. I ate the barbecues and palabok of Ted and Retcher haha Retcher won in our table - no other winners at all! Funny noh. And he rolled it after all the prizes were gone already. Some girl won among the other winners and chose cash (other choices: trip for two to Boracay! and iPod shuffle).

I went with Mic and Elaine for dinner... hehe I'm a crowd-maker >_< Guess where we ate? hahaha I think I write about it too much in my blog already so I'll refrain from posting about it again. Who else was eating there? Uncle David! Elaine said someone threw up in the ladies' room yucccck. yuck yuck yuck. I got home at around 11:30 (got take home for ma) and then watched National Geographics' features on Ancient Egypt (harem conspiracy, royal mummies).

Today I attended Fr. Dac's makeup class (there's gonna be another one 5-7pm). The two hours sped by so fast I didn't even realize! Haha Nakakatawa, Pinky, Ronnel and I were seated in the front row. I think I'm posting about Fr. Dac everyday already (Hannah thinks so). After class, Ronnel treated us to Yellow Cab! My blockmates and I rarely eat out together and well I was actually just crashing in on their "A" research paper celebration. So while we were all form the same block, it's still not really a block outing cause there were only five of us: Ronnel, Pinky, Corinne, Roumel and me!

Roumel was attempting to teach me Kapampangan but he speaks so fast! Maynaman wari ing kanan? (masarap ba un pagkain?) I think hahaha Yes the food's great haha Later mom and I are watching Dubai and then the family's eating out with the new Pastor. The dress for the wedding next week is gonna be tight...