Monday, February 28, 2005


A Series of Unfortunate Events was, for me, a bit disappointing.

The aura of this movie was quite romantic, making you feel like you were in another world, another time, and the wasy the characters were dolled up made it all the more too real. Alas, with modern quips and somewhat bizaare anecdotes, i can't help but feel miffed --- why was it so? Even the jarring breaks between narrations brought about by the typewriter's inability to function well was part of the book (interesting, but jarring nonetheless). It was nice that they were true to the book even to that extent, but i wish that their dialogue would have been more true to the characters.

It's not that Jim Carrey wasn't amusing. He was, after all, THE Count Olaf. He looked the part, he spoke the part, he breathed the part. Alas, his over-the-top performance was quite a little too much Carrey that i didn't quite buy it. Plus, the contemporary jokes and references he made were quite disconcerting. I guess that for me was the flaw of the movie.

Considering it was a compression of three books, i'd say they had a good story there, although there were some scenes i wish they didn't have to elaborate with so much. I did however, enjoy how they weaved together bits and pieces of the three books, altogether making a comedic deluge of zany characters, interesting"misfortunes" and fun sets. Yup, the elaborate sets, costumes and yes, lovable Baudelaire kids (love Violet's gowns and coat!) made my watching a lot more fun.

I only read the first book but i managed to read some pages from his succeeding ones -- all depressingly sad. But that's the thing that drew me to watching the movie. Can a book so depressing, so morose and so negative in its theme, be transitioned into film ? The somewhat positive note the ending comes to makes me think twice about the movie -- after all, isn't the essence of Lemony Snicket's book about negativity and a not-so-happy ending? In the end of every book, there is an "ending" but not a "happy" one, always a start of the next misfortunte. I wish that this adaptation could have ended in a similar fashion, a bit uneasy and unresolved,leaving everybody wondering if there will be a sequel (more fun, don't you think?)

Now that would have been cool. :-)

kudos to the new month!

Some interesting news, newfound rants and happy tidings found me this weekend!

First off, i just found out my mom passed both her compre exams for her Masters in both Public Admin and Accounting (yey, mom!) I am sooo happy and so very proud that despite all her workload at home and at work, she finished top of her class!

A very good friend of mine just informed me that she and her significant other will be finally tying the knot --- that is fabulous news! :-) everybody loves a wedding, especially a wedding between two people obviously in love ... tee-hee!

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People can sometimes be so darn annoying! >:-P

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I am looking forward to change... very soon!

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I love my sweetie for being such a sweetheart --- thanks for the salad, baby! :-) i love you...

Thursday, February 24, 2005


I keep wondering about tomorrow's celeb at the EDSA shrine --- since the bombings last V-day, i am apprehensive on what can happen during the said celebration. I just hope that this will be a peaceful and organized event, and not something which will start off a new riot, or worse, dictatorship.

Been feeling the political vibe these days. I can't help but get pissed off by the fact that most people will resort to rallying, degrading the system by which we live in and not even offer solutions. They yammer about how bad it is, how the president and other officials should be taken down from theri positions, etc., but that's it. They never offer any solutions.

It's the innate quality that we Filipinos seem to have. We always criticize negatively, never constructively. I'd like to hear some disgruntled citizen or rallyist say something bad about the government and offer a more feasible means than ddemanding the president to step down. Step down and then what? Who will you replace her with? What will you do if you were in the President's place? What other alternatives can you come up with?

In every government, there is some form of corruption. But we cannot get it out completely. There will always be people who can be bought or use power for their own benefit, no matter who we put into power. So my question is, if this goverment is so corrupt, what then can we do to change it? Mind you, I have my own qualms against the current government, but i'd rather think of solutions than just talk and complain. I want concrete answers, from both the government and those who oppose it --- violence will not change anything; rather it will cripple the economy and the country even more.

*sigh* I get tired and weary trying to understand this country and its people. I love being a Filipina. It's our unique ability to be compassionate yet determined, to be able to smile amidst problems that makes me proud to be one. But for people who want change, we sure take a long time to bitch about things before actually doing anything.

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Monday, February 21, 2005


couple's pic!
Originally uploaded by bunnie_lette.
Yup, this is why i wasn't able to blog this weekend.
Had some QT trekking, checking out some fab terraces and yep, just chillin'. This was on-the-fly weekend trippin' and let me assure you, i was really paranoid on what would happen to us before the weekend was up. Turns out, it was a most invigorating experience as we toured the famous 8th wonder, as well as got to learn mor eabout The Philippines and yes, interact with fellow trekkers.

For those who wanna go, a weekend getaway to Banaue is a mere (?) 8-hour ride from Manila (Autobus goes there direct, 10pm on the dot everyday of the week, but be sure to get tickets at least 5 hours before). Once you're there, it'll be good to have a guide or a ready driver.

Best way is to bargain and plan with your guide/driver the spots you wanna got o and then set a price for everything. We befriended a nice driver/guide who gave us some choice spots to visit, not to mention a pretty good price -- he was even ready with a cellfone number so we can get in touch with him if we get lost, or need some info!

We decided to check out the viewpoints then spend most of the day trekking to this quaint village of Batad, roughly 3 hours away from Banaue's town proper. It was an hour's trike ride then off to about 2 more hours' worth of trekking over a couple of mountains. I was NOT at all prepared for the hiking (extreme at that!) but wonder of wonders, we managed to arrive there safe and sound (and kinda out of breath). Of course, the amazing view and serene atmosphere more than made up for it.

We stayed in this cozy inn whose rooms opened to the breathtaking view of the ampitheatre-like terraces of Batad. Like us, many tourists (foreigners mostly) loved the view and trekked all over the place.

We had great food at Rita's this nearby inn which served great omelettes and chappati, as well as filling dinners.

It's great to leisurely lounge around the area (too bad we only had a weekend) so if you're spending more time there, be sure to check out the waterfalls (45 mins trek through the rice fields) as well as make like an Ifugao and interact in the village.

Since going back to the town proper was quite a feat (the jeepneys only go there on certain times) you can definitely plan the return ride back with your guide/driver. we were able to set a time when West (our driver) was to pick us up at the junction, so we were able to walk down from the saddle more slowly this time.

The bus ride's a bitch, since the ride back to Manila is at 5pm (better reserve for seats when you arrive at the terminal -- it gets full really quickly) and the stops aren't that nice. But what really gets to you is the amazement of the entire trip --- the sights, the food, the people --- it's really worth the biyahe!

my "drama" moment

my "drama" moment
Originally uploaded by bunnie_lette.
early in the a.m. in Batad, Banaue. Apparently i am cold and susceptible to Jason's art directions. hehe.


Originally uploaded by bunnie_lette.
o di ba cute? :-)

Thursday, February 17, 2005


Watched Sideways last night, this wry comedy about wine, friendship and relationships. The verdict? Slightly happier than About Schmidt, though a lot of the story had to do with things and places i've never been to (California, wine-tasting and yup, more american jokes).

I'm a fan of Election and About Schmidt, but i guess this movie takes some getting used to. I guess the more general theme of friendships, loneliness and change is more subtle in this movie since a lot of jokes, references and even places aren't as widely-known as i hoped. Still, it was enjoyable movie, with a very interesting cast (Virginia Madsen and Paul Giamatti are really great!) and a great subject (wines, wines, and more wines!) Makes a "novice" drinker like me want to learn more about Pinot wines... :-D

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Wat's next? Constantine is also showing so we may schedule that pretty soon... granted, Keanu Reeves is not exactly my ideal actor for the main character, but i guess (i hope) the special effects will more than make up for it :-P

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

All's in the Fair...

(*i'm taking a break from my super-hectic sked of work!!!)

Ok, last night was my first night at the 2005 UP Fair. It's a week-long annual smorgasboard of music,bands,food and what-have-yous sponsored by different orgs/groups every night, lasting till the wee hours of the day, or till the people get sick of it and leave (whichever comes first).

As expected, there was the fair, and there was THE Fair --- what do i mean? The fair has a fee to get in, leaving those who are decidely cheap or non-intersted to do anything except listen to the music to just mill about the area around the fair and just set up camp. Not that it's not interesting: for a couple of years, my then-bf was too cheap (or just too corny) to go in and experience the fair, so we'd end up listening to the music by the rim of the sunken garden. The place is packed with the stereoypical jologs, cheapie food stalls (i think they have better isaw and squid balls) and interesting folks.

THE fair (once you get in) is a slightly more expensive array of food, people and rides, plus you can hear AND see the performer of the night. (i'm a closet groupie, so i much rather see the band than listen to them, hehe) Jason and i proceeded to the area around 10ish, hoping to catch the prime bands of the night: P.O.T and Rivermaya.

So, for this night, we opted to do the whole shebang: tickets at the door (we missed the free iced tea), stamps on our arms and did a quick run-around of what the fair had to offer. Jason wished he didn't eat dinner, there was a LOT of food!! We decided to go on a mission to find the best barbeque in the area.

A little bit of games (darts and duck shooting, anyone?), some time on the rickety thing they called a ride (it was exhilarating, though a bit sketchy) with the IC peeps and listening to Rico Blanco belt out some old classics (shyet, i feel so old!) made the night quite fun and memorable. We even got prizes for our shooting efforts! (yehey! lollipop!)

So do we dare go back? maybe on thursday or Friday... :-) As for now i'm opting for some movie watching... :-D

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

music miser and the fantastic dinner

So, here i am, bored to death at work and yes, trying to procrastinate as usual. (hehe) Between projects and taking insanely shitty phone calls from people i don't know (yet who have the guts to tell me what to do), i have dedcided to take a 5-minute hiatus and answer a couple of questions i got from Starshuffler's post.

1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
* uhh... i think right now it adds up to 5GB (more or less, including mp3s in my i-pod mini)

2. The CD you last bought is?
* P.O.T. remastered. Sige na people, let's get on down!

3. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message?
* The Decemberists' Apology Song.

4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
* Before you proceed reading this, please bear in mind it's the month of hearts and... i am such a sappy person. :-P
Miss Misery - Elliot Smith
The Luckiest - Ben Folds Five
To The End - Blur (i love their video!)
Angel won't you call me? - The Decemberists
* any Eraserheads song, circa 1st -3rd album

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Chataeu 1213 rocks! :-D *feelin' giddy* Thank you for making my V-day so memorable...

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Monday, February 14, 2005

Anti-Valentine's gone bad

I've heard of people being vehement during Valentine's Day, but this is just bullshit.

related stories here

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Can somebody PLEASE explain to me why this has to happen? Should violence be the friggin' answer to everything? What happens now? For all thos e responsible, you shoudl be ashamed of yourselves! You try to envision a world of peace and yet you go about things the way others do --- with violence, with killing , with injuries. Putting people in jeopardy is, let me put it mildly, PURE CRAP. PUTANGINA!

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On lighter news, i heard that Psychicpants had his own win a date promo in UP... wonder how that went? Hmmm...

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V-day raves and rants

Pre-Hearts' rant:

A complete stranger criticized my outfit yesterday.

I was standing on line in a convenience store, wearing, mind you, a very standard and not at all vulgar outfit: a long skirt (which covered me up to me toes), a gray shirt and a blue sweater over it. Granted, it's not the best outfit i have, but hell, it's Sunday! Anyway, this woman with a kid in tow goes up to me and says, ever so politely with a smile:

"Ang sagwa naman! takpan mo nga yan!" (How vulgar! Cover yourself up!)

WTF!?! I blankly stared at her as she moved along, all the time looking back at me and tsk-tsking like crazy, repeating what she said almost inaudibly. I looked at myself, seeing if i was showing a boob, a bare leg, or what. Nothing. I was really shocked. What THE Fuck!?!

I got really pissed. First of all, i wasn't wearing anything indecent. For another, Who the friggin' hell was she to say something like that to a complete stranger!? I left the convenience store with growing resentment to her, a complete stranger. I fumed inside and told my sweetie after we met. He was completely baffled as i was.

We tried to analyze what happened --- maybe she was an inner fashion critic, who was starting out (therefore preying on strangers, like me); maybe she was having issues with her husband (she must have lost him to a younger girl); maybe she wanted the sweater (or skirt, or shirt) for herself and the only way she could console herself was to look for people who have it and criticize them like crazy; maybe she's just plain crazy.


Yup, ladies and gents, there ARE people who can be bitches and assholes for no apparent reason.

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Happy Hearts' Day!!!

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Things that make my V-day:

* getting flowers from the most wonderful guy :-)
* having morning breakfast with someone you love (and actually getting to work on time, too! heheh)
* listening to sickeningly sweet mushy love songs over the radio (it's tolerable since it's V-day)
* texting and receiving messages from family and friends

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Sunday, February 13, 2005

what i learned over the weekend...

... i learned that commuting to Malabon takes ingenuity, a very good map and a couple of phone calls to friends who catually live there.

... i learned that my boss has no idea what a weekend is.

... i learned that planning and doing saturday night activities can be as different as night and day.

... i learned that no matter how much i say things are different, they alway end up the same way as before.

... i learned that a lot of margaritas, a mini-"lap dance" and four girls are a great recipe for a girls night out.

... i learned that friendship pushes through despite busy schedules, hectic lifestyles and prior engagements when it really comes down to the nitty-gritty.

... i learned that loving somebody is the world's most effective remedy to the wounds of everyday crap.

... i learned that people can be quite annoying, no matter how much you try to not let them get to you.

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Friday, February 11, 2005

alin, alin, alin ang naiba?

tabasco shots
Originally uploaded by coolmel.
coolmel's cameraphone rocks! :-) thsi reminds me of Batibot.... heheheh

Friday i'm in Love... (yiheee!)

It's the weekend!!! Yehey! Time to just hang... yun lang pow.

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My friend Tanya's baby is a girl! kewl!! congrats, mama mia!

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Kudos to my friend Pao whose book Jolography earned the 2005 UP CHancellor's Award for Outsatnding Literary Work. Asteeg!!!

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Finally got to meet Mitzy's Dave last night --- after the exhibit (fabulous! I am sooo happy that i was able to catch it --- Please see side bar for exhbit details) and dinner at Teriyaki Boy, we headed off to the Airport. Twas pretty kewl to meet him, and hear about his trip to Japan and Vancouver. Mitzy looks really happy to see him again (awww! heheh)

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Pre-Valentine raves/rants:

- i love the fact that flowers are everywhere (and i mean EVERYWHERE)
- mushy love songs are the rage (and there's nothing you can do about it!)
- the couples are harassed into buying stuff for their significant other

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I wish i can live in Japan in the early part of the year. My friend Hirosh tells me of their interesting tradition for Valentines: On Feb. 14, the girls give the the guys a gift, be it chocoaltes or flowers. Then, on March 14, the guys will give the girl a gift that is THREE TIMES THE VALUE of what they gave to the guys. Hehehe. Talk about investing! You can totally take advantage of it by sending out gifts to say, 10 guys on Feb 14. and getting back 3x your investment in ten ways. hehhhe.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

To be a book...

The picture of dorian gray
Oscar Wilde: The Portrait of Dorian Gray. You are a
horror novel from the world of dandies, rich
pretty boys, art and aesthetics, and
intellectual debates between ethical people and
decadent pleasure-seekers. You value beauty and
pleasure but realize their dangers, as well.

Which literature classic are you?
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* I have yet to read this book. Hmmm... an addition to my reading list! :-)

rainy days and thursdays always get me down

ok, so it's my version of the Carpenters' classic. Today was more of a drizzly day, since the rains i expected did not happen (thank God!) > But nonetheless, everybody seems to be in a sad mood.

YM-ed with Anton, my friend from college who has musings of life, love and the depressing state of relationships very similar to mine (yup, everybody's going away, dude!!!) I feel bad for him...his girlfriend is leaving for another country to study and will be away for two years. We talked about how much has changed for the both of us (before we were each other's proxy dates) and somehow manage to be in the same circumstances. :-P Even from his words i can sense a deep emotion of depression, one that echoes my repressed feelings (of having someone in your life leaving you sooner than you think).

I have my moments of complete and utter desolation, mind you; perhaps today was his.

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Another friend shared her state of emotional turmoil over YM while another poured her heart over the telephone line. I wish i can do something to alleviate my friends' states, but i am also troubled myself. Hidden underneath this smiling face is a girl who knows she will experience the anguish of broken hearts very soon and is scared shitless of what to do next. *sigh* Some Valentine's this is gonna be.

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Ok, ok. Enough negativity! I promised myself before to not think of the negative, only allow positive energy to radiate and engulf my being. I am thankful for many reasons, and happy that despite all the worries that i have :

- i am healthy, and working ( my family and friends are, too).
- i am spending time with a wonderful guy who is smart, sweet and very understanding
(i love you sweetie!)
- there are people in the world who are still hopeful, and are making a difference in many ways.
- i have fabulous friends, who inspite of everything that makes each one very busy, manage to meet up,
hang out and be there in time of need!

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Listening to Ben Folds Five's "The Luckiest" makes me realize that amidst all these worries, i have something to smile about.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

midweek happee

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Lest we forget, it's Ash Wednesday today. I've been meaning to go to Church (gasp! is that me!?) but unfortunately, work beckoned. *sigh*.

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Happy joy-joy! Took a breezy 15-minute cab ride to work today through the new Katipunan-Santolan route, now beautifully traffic-free due to the renovations (after what seemed like 10 years..) Yey! I can finally go to Eastwood/Makati/South and not worry about the routes going there. *dances around*

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I am thrilled and somewhat rejuvenated by the workshop i got to attend yesterday at the Lopez Museum. Granted, it was short, but the actiivity was quite a jolt into my system. I was joined by my sweetie and Haydee for this afternoon of sketches,visual imagery and creative feeding --- our artist/guide toured us around, poring over the sketches and studies of known masters Hidalgo, Manansala and Luna while feeding us extensive musings, critques and intersting anecdotes. After that, we got to do our own sketches in an hour and a half. Jason got to draw his first hand --- i was quite impressed, and very proud! (syempre!) We got to do portraits (i did terribly) and landscapes, which was fun. Haydee also did quite beautifully, and i was really glad to spend some time with her again (i miss you girl!)

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Gnocchi fever has hit us and Jason is pursuing his dream of making gnocchi at home. hehhe.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Reading List

Got sidetracked from reading Ha Jin's The Crazed for the past couple of days. It's not that his book isn't a great read (it is), it's my lack of schedule, time management and yes, other reading material that keeps me from finishing the book.

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In fact, i just finished reading A girl's guide to hunting and fishing, this wacky, poignant and very funny read from Melissa Banks. My friend Manila gave me this to swap with my Candace Bushnell book last Sunday and after two days, i'm done. (It's that good) Call it Bridget Jones' without too much hype, or self-depreciation. The gal, Jane, is spunky, idealistic and very much experiencing what every woman may have experience at one time or another in her life. I love Banks' easy language, her characters' zany personality and the intimate (and not-so-intimate) relationships she has with her family, friends, and the men in her life.

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I'm overdue for a side project. Inside the office, i feel my brain is drained of its juice, and i am having the worst creative block in a long time. Argh. *ssheesh*.

In my quest for some knowledge and creative push, i've been going back and forth the aisles of the bookstores, poring over a dozen magazines just to get my brain to work.
I've signed up for a guided tour/creative activity this afternoon at the Lopez Museum ,hoping against hope that this will be the kick i've been looking for.

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I think i want to sedate myself from thinking waaaay too much about things.

Monday, February 07, 2005

I'll Be There for You....

You Know You're Addicted to Friends When...

You named your cats Chandler and Phoebe

You have had dreams where you're the seventh Friend.

You *seriously* consider naming your future daughter Emma.

You can tell within 10 seconds of the beginning of the episodes exactly which one it is - and you can instantly remember what will happen.

You can't go one day without a Friends reference.

You are forever writing scripts for a Friends movie and sending them in (even if you have received several thousand rejection letters)

Your favourite words are - Doi, Yuh-hu and Nu-uh

You only ever buy magazines because they have something to do with FRIENDS in them

You get your hair cut like Jennifer Aniston's (even if it looks terrible on you)

You are able to perfectly re-enact every episode line-by-line

You are always refering to real life incidents as 'The One With......'

You have made a soundtrack out of all of Phoebe's songs and you listen to it all day long

You've taped every episode of FRIENDS since the very first one, and watch the tapes continually

You refuse to drink any beverage (especially coffee/tea) if it isn't served in one of the cups like the ones they have at Central Perk

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to Friends.

Get Your Own Addicted Meme Here

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For the past couple of nights we've been revisiting the 10 year strecth of Friends, courtesy of my friend's dvd collection. I must say, numbers #3, #4, #9 and #10 apply to me. (Ack! must have a better social life!!!) hehhehe.

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Weekend what-have-yous

The weekend has been one long feast.

Friday saw us having dinner at our now-favourite resto Bellini's (again!) with the Fullbright peeps as well as the IC crew, where we had a taste of the best italian food in the metro (Bellini's is located at The Markina Shoe Expo in Cubao, Q.C.) Topped the dinner off with some of their fabulous gelato (tiramisu rocks!) then headed out to Big Sky Mind to listen to some excellent Pinoy music courtesy of Itchyworms, Pedicab and some more bands (i forgot, but there was around 4 bands that night). Got to hang with the jap boys (Hirosh and Ryu) as well as have some QT with my sweetie :-D

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Attended my first INC wedding last Sat with my sweetie. Ok, i'm really not that familiar with the ceremony since it is my first time, but i was impressed by their choir and proceedings. The ceremony was short, but it was pretty strict. Guys on the left, girls on the right, regardless which friend are you (bride's or groom's) I kinda felt bad we weren't able to sit together since he didn't know anybody there. The reception was pretty cool though. Held at the Filipinas Heritage Library, it was both romantic and at the same time groovy! :-D The grrom's band from Baguio played, giving us reggae renditions of Sinatra, 311 and some other groovy sounds. Of course, the bride was radiant in her fab hair, lovely gown and yes, tear-filled yes. :-) Congrats Em! :-D

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Sunday got us into the "workout" mode, where we hung out at the gym for a pre-brunch exercise. I miss the gym. After having that bout of sickeness the past week, i finally got to muster enough strength to go there! Hahaha. Then again, i must have procrastinated long enough... we ate at ---where else?--- Bellini's for lunch (the head waiter already know us!) and had the sunday semi-ritual of grocery shopping at Shopwise afterwards.

Dinner at Dre's with Manila and the crew --- started late, but we managed to consume enough food to feed a small village. Andre made pasta, Jason and I brought potato salad and Manila and Anton provided fruit salad for dessert. Jordan and Jo supplied us some lovely fruit cake (made by their mom) and some ice cream --- a lovely combination! :-) I will never eat fruit cake the same way again! :-D

It was great to just chill and hang out with friends -- a lovely way to top off a hectic week! :-)

Friday, February 04, 2005


My sweetie's gonna rule the world, one inn at a time!

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this site is cool!

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this blog's composition is really beautiful.

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The weekend's here and i'm stumped on a design i shoulld have finished days ago. *sigh* I hate designer's block. This sucks big time. Can i allow myself some solitude with some books??? WAAAAH!!! I miss losing myself in a room full of books, all those pages ready to be read and ideas ready to be released! (ok, i'm stopping now. sheesh.)

I am waaay past my deadline for this. Ugh.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

I am spamming the world with this!

I want to thank all of you who have taken the time and trouble to send me your darn chain letters over the
past year. Thank you for making me feel safe, secure, blessed, and wealthy.

Because of your concern...

I no longer can drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on their cans.

I no longer drink anything out of a can because I will get sick from the rat feces and urine.

I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from UPS or FedEx since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer shop at Target since they are French and don't support our American troops.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a stupid number for which I will get the phone bill from hell with calls to Jamaica , Uganda, Singapore , and Uzbekistan .

I no longer eat pre-packaged foods because the estrogens they contain will turn me gay.

I no longer eat KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I no longer date the opposite sex because they will take my kidneys and leave me taking a nap in a bathtub full of ice.

I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change once I receive my free replacement pair from Nike.

I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me and St Theresa's novena has
granted my every wish.

Thanks to you, I have learned that God only answers my prayers if I forward an email to seven of my friends
and make a wish within five minutes. (Jeeze, the BIBLE did not mention it works that way!)

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl who is about to die in the hospital (for the
1,387,258th time).

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Microsoft and
AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.

Yes, I want to thank all of you soooooooo much for looking out for me!

I will now return the favor. If you don't send this e-mail to at least 1200 people in the next 60 seconds,
a large bird with diarrhea will crap on your head at 5:00 pm this afternoon and the fleas of a thousand
camels will infest your armpits.

I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of a friend of a friend's neighbor's cousin
twice removed.

daily grind

Things are definitely looking up.

Had a cuppa joe before heading to work with my sweetie -- a semi-ritual we try to do before doing the daily routine of work -- and got to hang and hold hands with him a bit (haha, mushy!!! PDA! eeeooow!)

Today i felt a little better -- i'm still having those coughs and colds, but i'm fine! Why? It's Thursday!!! Yehey! My workload looks a little bit lighter (though it's still early) and i'm scheduled for a jean shopping experience later with my sweetie at -- where else? -- Sta. Lucia Mall!

Yup, we have become avid LRT2 fans since we took our first ride there, and yes, Sta. Lucia is a destination he has come to love because A) It's near Uratex, the foam factory we love (the famed bed --- read a few blogs back), and B) Fitness First has opened its branch there (easier to go to than ABS or GH from Katipunan). Actually, he just needs to return the jeans he bought yesterday 'cos it's too baggy. hehehe. No matter. We will go jean shopping later! Yey!

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Yesterday we had our "mushy" dinner nights in Cubao. I took him to Bellini's, this somewhat quaint italian resto in the heart of Marikina Shoe Expo, Cubao. Going there, you would really think twice about heading on to the resto since the place is so--- let's just say retro 70's. Ever since the insurgence of makati-esque architecture in Cubao, the areas of the MSE has been well, kinda creepy to go to because of its dim lights and somewhat ill-reputed scenario. But hey, this is Bellini's we're talking about! I have fallen in love with its spectacular food and very ambiance-fille area since i steped into the place and tonight was no exception.

He loved it. No question about it. The food -- thin crust pizza with tuna, artichokes, olives and arugula, and risotto with mixed seafoods -- was unquestionably amazing. (Yes, i am a food lover! i can go on and on and on...heheh) We vowed to go back here very soon! Best italian he ever had since coming here, he mentioned. :-) Yey!

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To top off our dinner, we headed out to Big Sky Mind for some drinks and music. Sadly, we arrived to silence (bands were playing on a friday, much to our dismay) and an exhibit from some artists. I'm no critic, but i didn't really feel what they exhibited much. *sigh* Sadly, it reminded us of a high school art project gone awry. Oh well. We did however, got to hang and chill out to some fab 90's music which took us down memory lane (i canNOT believe most of this is now part of MTV Classics!!!). heheh. After a while, we just headed back home to check out 711 and watch vcds.

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Today is the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Manila! Happy Liberation day! (Kinda makes the whole Corregidor trip timely, huh?) :-)

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

gigs and more blahs....

Death Cab Cutie has generously linked me up these gigs, among which are on my prio list:

Feb.10- Brave New Waves @ Saguijo Cafe, Guijo St., Makati, 9pm
Orange n Lemons
Popular Days
The Pin-Up Girls

Feb.26- 9th Annual Benefit Concert for Dumagat of Dupinga Watershed @ 70's Bistro, Anonas, QC, 7pm
Joey Ayala
Bayang Barrios
Carol Bello of Pinikpikan
Jeepney Joyride
Orange and Lemons
Romeo Lee and the Brown Briefs
Sunflower Day Camp
Shuffle Union
(Entrance at P150 with free drink )

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Link-hopping has led me to check out some pretty awesome sites for Filipino indie music and the like--- worthy of your surfing time and listening ears --- like this and has gotten me semi-transfixed reading film slob's blog. Hmmm. music and film? awwwryt! :-)

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Tuesday, February 01, 2005


Originally uploaded by bunnie_lette.
can we be any more cheesy? :-P


Originally uploaded by bunnie_lette.
Taken in Battery Way, this photo creepily reminds me of long-forgotten war shrines. The place used to be an ammo room.


I was, for some reason, at Jollibee, ordering fries. The girl at the counter wouldn't give me any, and wouldn't budge from her counter no matter how many times i asked her. Then i told her i had the last stone of whatever charm it was for fairies. She then had a shocked, almost scared look in her eyes and ran away from me.

I had no idea how this transition came about. So there i was, with that charm from the previous dream, and some guy tells me that it was supposed to be a special stone, and everytime i go out of and into my house. i should stamp my foot twice. He said i should check the bottom of my door to see if there are "people" outside or inside waiting for me.That of course, scared me shitless and for the rest of the dream i was freaked out (kinda). My room mates wouldn't leave the house for fear of stranger creatures taking them away.

transition three: i was walking into the woods with the charm on my neck (now a necklace!) and all of a sudden i was surrounded by fairies demanding i give it back to them. Of course, i wouldn't it was so pretty. They slashed my wrist. Amazingly it didn't hurt, but the blood flowed like a river, dripping hideously unto the ground. I just watched in awe. It didn't hurt. My ex (WTF!!?!) came rushing out of the forest, as did my current and started wiping the blood, to no avail. It soaked the cloth and bandages they were trying to sop it with. All i could do was watch.

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