Archive for May, 2010

What the !

Uhm, that video of James Blunt…… at the end of the song…….. did he jump off the cliff into the water below, as in, commit suicide, because he was broken – hearted ? Surprised  I didn’t really pay attention to the video. Ugh, that’s so messed up. But then , most of James Blunt’s videos are strange anyways, so yeah, I shouldn’t be surprised.  Still…….. kinda disturbing. Confused
 
And Ted Neely as JC….. wow ! * goosebumps *   Amazing vocal talent……. There are 2 versions of JC Superstar, this 1973 version and a much later one. This one is definitely more superior, IMO. Ted Neely , Carl Anderson as Judas, and the rest of the cast are just awesome. And the ending never fails to make me teary -eyed everytime I watch this movie. Well, it’s a rock opera.
 
Sorry for the over enthusiasm…. Embarrassed…. and just tolerate my passion for great music, okay  Eye-rolling…. can’t help it, that’s my nature, ha ha… Red heart Now, if only I could have the same passion for school. Wilted rose
 
Uhm, what else…… oh, yeah, my favorite books.  I like both Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum < they belong to the same genre >. The difference between Clancy and Ludlum is that Clancy’s main guy almost always has connections with the military or the CIA, whereas Ludlum ‘s can be any Tom, Dick and Harry, any ordinary guy who just happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, and then gets totally sucked into the intrigue. Just MHO. Now if I have to list down all my favorite books, it’s gonna fill up so much space. How many books did Robert Ludlum write ? < He’s deceased > A lot, and I loved all of them, except this one book that was like comedy, or is that parody of his books ?  I’ve forgotten the title, sorry. < Road to Gandolfo something , or maybe Road to Omaha> And oh, yes, not to forget, I ‘ve read some political books, like Pres. Clinton’s " My Life ", Michael Moore’s " Dude, Where’s My Country ", Al Franken’s  "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them ", Molly Ivins’ " Bushwhacked ", David Brock’s " Republican Noise Machine " and some others I;ve completely forgotten. Except for Pres. Clinton’s " My Life ", most of these books are already " dated ", meaning, old topic, gone irrelevant. These books are anti – Bush, in case you haven’t noticed. Sorry, Repug-licans !  ha ha. Peace ! ! And they were all Mom’s , anyway. Don’t hate me. Angel Red heart
 
Allright, this is all for now. Red lipsRed rose

Ted Neely, Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar… peoples, you just have to see this musical. We have a huge collection of movies and this one stands out as one of the most – watched dvd. This was made in 1973 but the characters here are waaaaaaaaay cooler than the likes of Justin Bieber. Here is a sample : This is ted neely singing as Jesus.

James Blunt video

I’m lucky. I got this video that allows embeding < is that the word ? > James Blunt " You’re beautiful ".
 

Just musing

I went to work today. Pardon me, not everybody knows I work part time at Baskin and Robbins. It’s an ice cream parlor…. the pay isn’t much, but this is the only job I can find that works around my school schedule. I really have to tolerate my employer’s stinginess. This is the only job I ever had since I graduated from high school 3 years ago, and so far, the only pay increase I ever got was $ 0.25 per hour. Baring teeth I get tips once in a while, but, it’s usually good enough for one can of soda.Disappointed Well, better than nothing. My biggest tip so far was $ 12, given by a nice , old couple.Red rose
 
Seriously, why do people buy ice cream at baskin and Robbins ? The ice cream there is ridiculously expensive. < sorry, Kamal  Smile , she’s my boss > One scoop of ice cream at Baskin’s is $ 2.29 while at supermarkets, half a gallon of Dreyer’s is $ 3.75, Oh hey, I’m just saying this coz I’m poor. If you’re loaded, then go buy there. Our ice cream is simply heavenly, with lotsa nuts too. Red heart By the way, Kamal is Indian, and yeah, she was matched by her parents with her husband. Her husband was here stateside, and went home to India to marry her, and according to kamal, that was the first time she saw her groom in person. Smile
 
Speaking of which, I’m beginning to warm up to the idea of match making. Wink Why not ? A couple we know were matched. She came here to the US to marry the guy. They’re happily married now with 2 kids. What’s the guarantee that if a couple marry for love, they’ll be together forever ? Here in the US, more than 50% of marriages end up in divorce. So yes, I’m down with this match making thingy, as long as he is willing to wait until I graduate. Embarrassed  Love is highly over-rated. It just gives you heartaches. Disappointed< keannu reeves, save me >
 
This is all for now. I have to save some of my musings for tomorrow. I mean, what mind – blowing thing can happen in my room now til tomorrow ? Zero. Unless of course I have another one of those weird nightmares of the guy in Hawaiian T- shirt.Tongue out  Tell you something, I actually had a weird dream , same dream 2 nights in a row. It’s a name that suddenly appeared on something that I was reading and it kinda scared me, well, just a little bit. Wilted rose That was really odd.   

My Favorite Things

Regarding my favorite things ( movies, books, music )…………  If I can watch a movie two, three, a million times, it’s obviously my favorite thing.  For example, Sleepless in Seattle. I remember the first time I watched this movie. I was, maybe , 4 or 5 years old ? But I understood the story and I got misty eyed at the end of the film. Nope, I don’t really remember this happening,Wink but my mom loves to tell this as an anecdote. She saw me intently watching the movie ( and this surprised her because of my low attention syndrome at that age… I couldn’t even finish a walt Disney movie ) from start to finish, and saw my eyes tearing up and my hands brushing the tears. I was 4 or 5, for crying out loud. What did I know about adult love ? And to this day, I still love to watch this movie. So, okay, this is about Meg Ryan’s character who fell in love with a radio caller,played by Tom Hanks……. she researched about him on the Internet, liked what she saw, and set out to find him in his home city, Seattle, to meet with him and eventually confess.. But before she could meet him, she saw whom  she thought was his girlfriend. And she freaked out. She called her best friend and swore to stop this insane episode in her life, and went back home to Baltimore, tail between her legs.Crying So she settled back to her real life…. but , she really couldn’t forget him.  Sad…. well , okay, next,  happy ending. And that was the first time the two main characters actually met, one minute before the ending…..  Pure , pure romance. Awww ! Red roseRed roseRed rose < why does this story sound familiar ? Surprised.. well, at least the first part…. Thinking   i guess I watched another movie with a similar plot  Tongue out >
 
Re Independence Day….. this is disaster and alien invasion theme combined… what a treat for me. I watched this in theater, then VHS, then dvd, and now we have a blu-ray in our collection. The plot is so impossibly unrealistic, but I love it, just the same.
 
Re 28 days Later ( or is it After ? ) …… this is quality zombie movie. And, this is actually the first time I’ve seen a zombie who could outrun a human. This is what
 
makes the movie so scary and thrilling. And it’s like a disaster movie , too. The whole city of London was overrun by somewhat intelligent zombies and the few stranglers left behind had to live off  stuff from abandoned stores.   Watch this British movie if you haven’t yet. Hot

Whatever

 My mom’s crazy. She’s been planning this vacation for months and months, not realizing she doesn’t even have a US passport.  Today she applied at the Post Office. The passport costs $ 100 but the lady said it would take at least 4 to 6 weeks for it to be processed, so she added $ 60 more to expedite the process.  She’ll get it in 2 weeks, we hope. She had a little bit of a problem regarding her birth certificate. She’s always been E all her life, but her birth certificate says otherwise. She’s got 2 other names written there. Good thing tha lady at the Post Office says they will honor the name that’s on her Certificate of naturalization, no problem.  Eye-rolling
 
My favorite tv show, Law and Order has just been cancelled. The ratings went down, and I figure the slide started when sam Waterston’s character was promoted from assistant prosecutor who appeared in court to head honcho of the Prosecutor’s office.  It’s lonely at the top. It reminds me of the book I read a long time ago… Peter’s Principle. As one goes up the ladder of success , one becomes more incompetent. Just google it…. it’s Peter principle.  
 
I haven’t watched Ghost Hunters for a l-oooong time.  I miss my Tv shows. I should be watching them , instead of writing silly stuff here that nobody cares about. Sleepy
 
Wilted rose Seriously, if you want to forget, I advice to make a clean break , don’t watch it, don’t listen to it, don’t talk about it. Wilted rose Ha ha I know it’s random… it just popped out of my mind and wrote it down here.  It doesn’t mean anything. Hot
 
It’s Wednesday…. Ghost Hunter’s on ….. bye for now………… * goes off to watch TV *

It’s 4 in the morning

It’s 4 in the morning. And I’m doing the laundry. Smile  And there’s nothing to say. But then I plan to blog at least once a day, so here I am, looking at the monitor, mind totally blank.Thinking  So, okay, I’m gonna miss my Environmental teacher. He’s a hippie, with long hair, sometimes braided, believe it or not. And, he gives random homeworks like write a poem, go dance in the street and pick up trash, plant a tree, etc.  And I’ll miss my debate partner. I wish I had taken more notice of him. Well, I had other things on my mind , but I do solemnly swear I’ll completely change my outlook and attitude next school year , so help me God.. * places right hand on a stack of Bibles *  I’ve been totally oblivious all these years, see. Embarrassed  Confused 
 
What else….. oh, yes…. my Philosophy professor asked us to check which books we highly recommend for next semester’s students. I checked the most difficult one, that one by a 16th century philosopher what’s his name . He he * evil grin *
 
Okay, confession time…. I’m a geek. But a well – rounded one, if I may say so myself.  Tongue out I’m actually a jeans and T shirt type, old sneakers <  3 years old > and messy pony tail  < my mom calls me a hag, and is frustrated with me > Oh, yeah, that’s why I can relate with Taylor’s Swift’s song " You belong with Me " … * sings * Note " she wears high heels , I wear sneakers " Note  And I spent all my middle school and high school playing the violin in my school’s orchestra, then went straight home.  My friends O and T were in the cheering squad, eyeing the cute jocks, while I admired and crushed on the valedictorian from afar for 3 looong years.  Pathetic. Crying
 
Now, I’m 20, reading mangas , watching animes, and ….. * bangs head on table * I totally deserve to have my name placed on Hall of Shame. Pardon me, that’s one of my insane episodes,  Embarrassed  Don’t ask.

One more report and I’m done

Yes! Just one last report on Environmental Science and I ‘m done , due on Friday. Awww, I’m gonna miss my debate partner. Sad And no class tomorrow ! I just took the final test in Math this afternoon. . My final tests in Chem. Lab and Philosophy were on line. Now what ? What shall I do with my time ? Oh, yes, play God of War video game. And maybe Resident Evil 5. I just watched my brother play it and it wasn’t that hard. 
 
I hope my boss gives me more work hours. I need money for my vacation. Oh, and don’t think just because I’m on vacation in the Philippines I’m not gonna post here ? I will post here and send lotsa pictures. I’ll even give a blow by blow account of the fun I hope I’ll have there. Red lips  Wink
 
And I can’t believe what mom is buying to bring to the Philippines. Starbucks ground coffee, for one, and she plans to buy spinach dips , etc. I’m like, don’t they have that there ? She says that’s for the parties we’re going to have there. Oh, well. I hope she remembers we’re allowed just 100 lbs/per person on the airplane. 
 
 Airplane  I have a secret….. just between you and me…. I’m terrified of flying. I’m not exagerrating. I hope I can be sedated or something. Just thinking about the 14 hour flight is  already making me queasy. Sick Why is the Phil. so far ? Confused 

Baaaad

I’ve been having " bad days" the past 2 weeks. First the final exams. Who wants them ? Exams are quite evil. But not as evil as the other issues. Exams I can take, but the others ? Boooo ! Bleh. Who cares ? I mean, seriously. Open-mouthed All I can say is, it’s just  bad luck. You can turn it around , girl. C’mon. Red lips SmileSunRed roseGirl…. Yeah. That’s it.  Sing and dance the hula. NoteTongue out

Hair Streaked !

I just had my hair streaked deep burgundy ! And I’m totally lovin’ it ! ! < even my bangs have streaks > Woot ! !Rainbow  * happy dance *  , * swirls around *  , * looks in the mirror *, flicks hair *, * sings …….. Note I feel stunning, and entrancing
                                                      Feel like running and dancing for joy
                                                      For I’m loved , by a pretty wonderful  Note…… eh ? * pause *….. boy. Crying   Broken heart Wilted rose
Oooops ! Wrong song ! he he

Fall courses

Well, I’ve only got 15 units this fall semester. But all have laboratories….. Physics, Ecology, and my 3rd Chem. Aaaargh, I can take Chem. but my brain just cannot process Physics. Sad But I’ll give my best. I have to. Physics won’t go away . Disappointed 
 
I wonder what’s in store for me this semester. I guess it will be as exciting as doing the laundry and watching the clothes dry up. =__=’   Ugh. What a dreary thought.
 
Oh, but I’m going on vacation……to the Philippines. Yes ! < trying hard not to open bottled enthusiasm this early…. will open it as soon as I get off the plane … whooo >Island with a palm tree  I wonder what my mom and aunt are planning for fun. he he he.   I’m going to be introduced to some dudes with the proper qualifications and backround. Ha ha ha    I’ve already ordered some pretty clothes from a catalogue. I hope they get here in time. The clothes are gonna knock their socks off. Baring teeth  But, just in case, I’ll buy some trendy clothes from WalMart. Ahahaha  They won’t know they’re from WalMart right ?Wink
 
Oh. well. This is all for now. Exams coming up.Confused

Just chillin’

What a relief. I’m done with 2 reports; Chem. Lab., and Philosophy of religion. Hot
 
Exams next week, after that, VACATION ! ! Philippines, here I come ! ! But that’s after the 23rd of June. T.T   Mom has doctor’s appt., jury duty, and I have to go back to the dentist’s to have my widom teeth surgery checked. Yep, they’re very thorough.
 
Anyways, I had a good laugh this afternoon. Mom was annoyed that I kept choosing positions that are hard to defend. She says I’m really stubborn. Stubborn ? Hmmm, maybe. Well, she said when I was a kid, I used to have a pillow that was my security blanket….I wouldn’t and couldn’t sleep without it, rubbing the corner tip unti I fell asleep. When we went to Singapore on vacation, I demanded that my ET < that’s what I called the disgusting pillow > be with me. Mom lied, so when we arrived in Sin., I asked for the pillow. So of course Mom didn’t bring it, and predictably I went into horrible tantrum at the airport, so instead of going straight to my aunt’s place, we had to pass by a store to buy a pillow that had the " right " corner. I said no to all the pillows. They finally found one… a throw pillow w/ a pointed tip. I ROFLed when I heard the story. I remember the pillow but not the tantrums.  ^___________^

Rice Bra ? I want that !

Okay, so I’ve seen the picture and , uhm, it looks okay…. I…. well, * cough *…. * clears throat *, I can wear that.  I want a pair ! !  That, I think, would be the ultimate symbol of my passion for the preservation of environment. Plant rice in your bra ! ! leave no space unplanted !

Talking about Talking about Report on Religious Pluralism

 

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Talking about Report on Religious Pluralism

 

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Report on Religious Pluralism

It’s 6 AM. Just woke up. I have not done a thing ! ! Time to push the panic button. Report is due at 5 PM on line. I have no class today but I have to go to school to submit my Chem. Lab report. * teary eyed * Sad
 
How can I add 560 words to a report that is so uninspiring ? Mom is annoyed that , again, I chose the side that contradicts her own beliefs, and so, she says, it’s so difficult to gather her thoughts  and form an opinion ……….. I just woke her up. I’m panicking !  * Mom, wake up… help me *Disappointed
 
It’s 7: 47 AM’. Mom did wake up, but instead of helping me, she kinda scolded me. She said if I thought I’d somehow need help, I should have consulted her first. Yes, she did read the articles, but the problem is, she totally, absolutely, and without any doubt or qualms, agrees with John Hick’s pluralism. She asked me why I chose to be dogmatic. ^_^;;;;;;  I said , well, I think Catholic religion is superior and it should stay that way forever. And so , she said, if you so believe that, the you must have a lot to say about it, so do it yourself.  TT.TT
 
It’s 9: 00 Am…… I’m done.  Woot ! ! I suddenly had this awe-inspiring Einstein moment where great ideas and thoughts took off and my fingers caught them and put them into words. Brilliant. Light bulb

Talking about Report on Religious Pluralism

 

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Report on Religious Pluralism

It’s 6 AM. Just woke up. I have not done a thing ! ! Time to push the panic button. Report is due at 5 PM on line. I have no class today but I have to go to school to submit my Chem. Lab report. * teary eyed *
 
How can I add 560 words to a report that is so uninspiring ? Mom is annoyed that , again, I chose the side that contradicts her own beliefs, and so, she says, it’s so difficult to gather her thoughts  and form an opinion ……….. I just woke her up. I’m panicking !  * Mom, wake up… help me *
 
It’s 7: 47 AM’. Mom did wake up, but instead of helping me, she kinda scolded me. She said if I thought I’d somehow need help, I should have consulted her first. Yes, she did read the articles, but the problem is, she totally, absolutely, and without any doubt or qualms, agrees with John Hick’s pluralism. She asked me why I chose to be dogmatic. ^_^;;;;;;  I said , well, I think Catholic religion is superior and it should stay that way forever. And so , she said, if you so believe that, the you must have a lot to say about it, so do it yourself.  TT.TT