Archive for October, 2010

Love Disconnection/ Ranting (~.~)

  I have anothern cousin from the Philippines, a man, whose lovelife  is in stark contrast to my doctor/lawyer cousins’ love connection. This particular  cousin happens to be a jerk, an as*h*le, and  a freakin’ cheater. And that’s saying it mildly. 

So what’s this guy’s story?  This guy, I call him the jerk, has a girlfriend.  He and girlfriend are  already living together, but have not married yet. The jerk is one good-looking guy, unfortunately, and though he’s not really a player/ playboy, there are several women co-workers who are crushing on him.  But, there’s this woman who’s really head over heels in love with him , and according to the jerk, she’s been throwing herself at him, and , what is he going to do, he asks. He’s a man  and so, he dated  her and one thing led to another, and got the girl pregnant. So, then, what did my jerk cousin do? He called his dear Mama who lives far away from the city. Mother and son went over to my aunt’s house to seek legal help. No, this aunt isn’t a lawyer but both mother and son knew my other aunt was a judge, so they called my other aunt to seek legal advice. It was my lawyer cousin who talked to them, and told them he was not legally bound to marry the girl, but legally bound to give child support. According to my jerk cousin, the pregnant girl’s father and brother came to see him at his workplace and the father actually begged him to marry his daughter. The father assured my jerk cousin that he was free to leave his daughter even right after the wedding, just as long as he puts a ring on her finger and gives his name to the unborn child. Apparently, there was some sort of a mild threat thrown in fro good measure. Fortunately, the jerk cousin ‘s mom has an uncle who is a high – ranking general in the army and he was the one who told the father not to threaten my cousin. Anyway, the last we heard of this problem, my jerk cousin didn’t marry the girl , and had returned to his girlfriend’s loving arms.

So, what’s my opinion on this ?

It’s a load of cr*p.  And there are 2 real victims here. …. the child, and the girlfriend. …. another child without a father. My cousin and his girlfriend have been living together for sometime now and the girlfriend hasn’t gotten pregnant. I assume they use protection. So, when he stupidly decided to date the other girl, why didn’t he use one?   It wasn’t the girl’s fault. She was a girl determined  and so much in love. People in love do stupid things.  ( Men should watch the movie ” Fatal Attraction “! )  He should have spurned the girl’s advances, told her to take a hike or go jump off the cliff, zipped his pants tight , and walked away. Or if  he couldn’t  restrain his libido, then use a condom! !  Gosh ! ( I’m getting angry now.)  And his girlfriend…… she took him back. (=_= )  I wonder what she felt when she found out her boyfriend cheated big time.  I’d pop a vein, have a massive coronary, and drop dead. I don’t think I could ever trust such a man again. What he did is not something one could just delete and forget it ever happened.  In my book, that’s untenable, and darn, I don’t want such complications in my life. Is that harsh ? What if  it was a girlfriend who cheated while still in a relationship with you, had sex with another guy, would you forgive and forget ?  No? Exactly.

Okay, ranting done. * fans self *

Oi ! It’s Holloween today !  I’m gonna see those cute , little ones in costumes , trick or treating again . Snickers, Baby Ruth, chocolates and candies galore !  And lots of cavities !  Kids, don’t forget to brush your teeth before you go to bed.  ( ~_^ )

Okay, I’m off to church. It’s Sunday. And I go to work, too, for a few dollars. So, bye for now, Tchau, paalam, sayonara, adiue, an neyung, zai jian.

Love connection \(^_^)/

Yep. Finally. I’m blogging about it. < laughs > I’m more embarassed to talk about this than toilet paper. (^__^)””

But, I’m so excited because we just got an overseas call from my aunt in the Philippines. She informed us that the matchmaking my mom did for her nephew and niece seems to be working. \(^___^)/    So, okay, when we went there , my mom and I,   met up with so many relatives, her nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. Anyways, her nephew ( actually my dad’s sister’s son ) is still single,  a lawyer,  and her own niece, a doctor, is also single. So then , we had a grand family reunion at our house there, and both sides of the family were there, and mom saw to it that my cousins, the lawyer and the doctor , .got introduced. And through mom’s not so subtle manipulations * ( e____e )*, the two started dating. That was 3 months ago. Now , we hear they are very close, and seem to be doing well. Several weeks ago, mom did call the lawyer and asked how he was doing, and so on.  My lawyer cousin asked mom how he could tell the doctor that he really liked her. @___@  What an idiot. Anyways, mom said to tell her this.. ” I’d like to take this relationship to another level “…. then mom urged him to buy a ring , PRONTO ! ! Ahahaha !  She told him not to let her escape !    Well, my cousin doctor is cute, and I’m sure she can have anyone with one flick of her finger. Oh, I have a picture of her posted here, on my blog titled ” More vacation pics and videos “.  Oh, I really, really hope they get together, and maybe, get married , soon. I mean, heck, they are both of age, and , methinks, my doctor cousin is starting to worry about her biological clock ticking. She turned 30 last July.   ……….. Oh, geez, that is soooo  totally romantic ! !  I’m  tickled pink !  I mean, it’s so  like Harlequin Romance, or like this romance story I’m reading right now.   I wish I could experience something like this, where I could be wooed and courted by a guy the traditional way…. roses and candles, and such. * daydreams *       ( e__e )”     Over here, guys are like, ”  Hey, I like you ! Then, wham, bang, thank you, ma’m ! ” ……. @____@…… I’m frighteningly pessimistic and cynical, I guess.  While I’m looking for my knight in shining armor, I guess I’ll have to content myself reading shoujos. < sniffs… >

Yeah, something like the above. Well, so okay, the guy’s not really my type, ( ^__^), but I guess he’s the type of guy who will be loyal and faithful to a girl forever, and  that’s the most  important thing.  I myself  prefer the geek- looking guy with glasses who’s reading Quantum Physics….. yes, the shy one….. the quiet one…….

Well, this is it for the day….. so I say, adiue, bye-bye, sayonara, Tchau, paalam, an neyung, zai jian… be nice, be cool, be polite. Peace !

I have a new contributor/ toilet paper musing on my blog (e_e)

Yep. She’s here. Dreamsending. There’s more of  her on her blogsite, though, I don’t have the link at the moment. She’s a good writer. She even had a book published already.  (e_e)  And now, I feel so shallow, with me writing side by side with her. I mean, I just talked about toilet paper….. (^____^)\  I’m not a writer, so cut me some slack, okay ?

Uhm, come to think of it, toilet paper is important too. Right ? How can anyone live without it ? I think it’s allright to talk about it. Hey, let’s get real. Girls can be gross,too . I mean, the girl you’re deeply in love with, the one you’ve placed on a pedestal, the one you adore, well, newsflash, loverboy, she farts and poops too. And  9 out 10, I bet  it smells like the Hades.  (~o^)   Anyways, back to toilet paper…………….how do you put the toilet paper in the holder ? Over or under ? I put it under. It seems it’s easier to use it that way.  It’s funny, but people can actually tell  they’re in a Filipino household when they see that ubiquitous “tabo” hanging on the bathroom wall. Tabo is a water dipper, a scoop.  So , why is it there ? Uhm, hey, you really don’t think the smell ‘s gonna come off  with one wipe, do you ? Even if you use scads of it, the smell will still be there. Believe me, I know……..So, okay,  this is where the tabo comes in. After we do the business, we step into the tub, fill up the tabo with water, and using the sweetest smelling soap, we do the final wash -up.  \( ^_^)/………. oh, by the way, when you travel, bring some baby wipes . Baby wipes are damp and sweet- smelling. Use them for the final touch. If they’re good for the babies, they’re more than good enough for you.

A blond, a brunette, and a redhead are walking along the beach.  Then a seagull flies over  the three women and poops all over the blond. The brunette gets disgusted and tells them to wait up, she’s gonna go get some toilet paper. After she leaves, the blond laughs and tells the redhead, ” I’m the blond here and I’m supposed to be the dumb one, but look at her, by the time she gets back with the toilet paper, the seagull will be miles away, and there won’t be any use for the toilet paper.”…… and with this, I end my toilet paper musing.

So, as ever, I say, bye, adiue, adios, Tchau, sayonara, paalam, an neyung, zai jian…. be nice, be polite, be cool. Peace !

There are no Children here–Test Post 2

Here is my new book, Chapter 01, I hope you will let me post here RXK

A boy ran threw a screaming battlefield. I sense of hope flew around him as he charged forward into the dancing shrapnel and buzzing bullets. With an AK47 strapped around his body, the boy looked ready to mow down anyone in his way.

“My name Nathanial. I’m going to save the Wo-*”


The single noise that ended the boys life. A bullet smashing brain matter out the other side, how easily the body drops like a rag doll.

An older looking boy looked out over a fox whole. He turned away, resting his back on the dirt wall. He sighed heavily as he rested on his sniper rifle. The other occupant looked at him with blank eyes.

“Damn, I think that was Nate?”


“Didn’t he have a little sister.”


“Wonder who will look after her now?”

“Not my problem.”

“Man, your cold.”

The younger boy looked at him. In the dim light, the boys looked like death.

“You have to be, this is a war after all. If you go out there rushing head strong, you’ll end up nothing but dead.”


“I’m going to take a nap. Wake me Green if any bogies show up.”

“ Yeah, sleep well.”

Green looked back out of the fox whole, watching as more foolish children ran out into the field. Neither side advancing, a stale mate of piling bodies on each side. Green glanced back at Damien, who had fallen asleep already with ease. Green couldn’t help but think how easy it would be, just to end it all for both of them. How he could take his old Lugar and pop one in each others head. It would just be so easy, if it wasn’t so hard.

Green closed his eyes for a moment to regain his mindset, before returning it back to the battlefield. The first things his eyes fell upon when opening them, was the rising moon in the waning day. Green knew it was going to be a long night.


There Are No Children Here

—-Chapter 01


“Hey Damian!”

Damian turned when he heard his name called in the makeshift mess hall. His pale face stayed emotionless as the caller approached.


“I heard you and Green killed a Commander of the 78th Division. Is that true?”

“He was just a tail, not the head. The forces still came at us.”

“Regardless, that bastard is dead. WE should throw a party!”

Damian grabbed his lunch tray, getting ready to move away from the talking idiot. The other was angered by the younger boys actions, but decided against fighting him.

“Hey Green! I heard you killed a Commander!”

“Fuck. Its Brain.”

Green looked around for a body to hide behind. He couldn’t find anyone in the room to bail him out, so he headed for the closest exit. He was not fast enough. A deathlike grip yanked him back into the noisy room.

“Oh GREEN! How was it. Was it cool, Did you see his head blow up?”


Green wanted nothing to do with Brain. In fact, no one wanted to deal with Brain. Brain was a dead beat, no good loser, who somehow had the luck of some nonexistent God. Green heard stories that his own platoon tried fragging him, but to no avail.

“Oh well. When breakfast is over, want to go over the battle plan tactic?”

“Eh, you have a new one? Brain, that is your one shining aspect of yours.”

“Hum, what do you mean? Aren’t I also Sexy, Smart and Spontaneous?”

“Get rid of the sexy part, then your half right.”


Brain and Green looked back at the noise behind them. Green turned away quickly, so not to look at the person causing it. Brain looked around the mess hall.

“Hey, isn’t that Nate’s sister? She’s blind right? Where is Nate anyways?”

“He’s dead.”

“Oh, poor girl. She’s alone now.”

“Yeah, Nate was her only life line. Now that that’s cut off…”

“She’s as good as dead. Well, someone should do it before she finds out her brother is dead. Save her some heart break.”

Green looked down at his plate. The thing called food, looked tasteless as they were. He pushed the tray away and rested his head on the table. He wasn’t hungry all of the sudden.

“Taking a nap. Don’t wake me.”

“Ok, I get it. Don‘t know why you don‘t sleep in a cot.”

Brain knew when to leave. More so when many of his own friends died in the last battle. Well, if you could call them friends. Brain just acted as he did, so to avoid showing his real self. If that happen, he might begin to like people more. If he liked them more, then it would be harder to plan his strategic moves on the battlefield. That is what a battlefield is for, sacrificing the pawns and advancing the king and queen without losing them in battle. That is why he acted out. That is why he pushes people’s buttons. So it will be easer to move on after death.

“Brother? Where are you?”

The fragile child called out. She reached out to the other children, but all moved away from her. Her voice seemed to echo all over the room. Even if others talked, her voice was the loudest. Those who felt sad for her, swore it grew louder with every pitiful call. Then for a moment, the silence was broken.

“Your brother is outside.”

Greens eyes shot open. Damien was talking to the girl. Had he grown a little bit of a heart? But why tell the girl he was outside? He watch as Damian grabbed the girls hand, leading her outside. The two faded out of Greens sight. So he listened instead. After a few minutes, he heard a single small pop. Green let his eyes drop as he laid his head back down on the table. He heard the door push open and close, as a person walked towards him to take a seat.

“You killed her.”

“What else is new.”

“How easy it must be for you.”

“How easy not to. All you do is pull a trigger.”

Green stood up, walked away from the table, from the chattering mess hall. Damien following a few steps behind.

“Did I say something wrong?”

Green clenched his fist, he wanted to hit something, someone. Damien, he wanted to hit him. He ended up punching a wall. Damien watched, unmoved by Green’s action.

“No, I did something wrong.”


“I could have stopped it. But I let it happen.”

“Could have stopped what?”

Green looked down at Damien. The years in age difference, probably 7 years at best. Each boy had a different view of life, but the same outcome was destined for both. An early death. That question he gave, as simple as it was, was very childish.

“I knew…that you would kill her the moment you spoke.”

“I thought I was being kind.”

In one quick motion, Green grabbed Damien in an embrace. He held the younger boy who struggled underneath his strength. Damien clawed at his back, pushed and punched, but Green did not let go, he just held on tighter. Damien slowed, before he broke into a small whimper. Which later turned into a wrenching scream of sadness. Both boys fell to their knees.

“I’m sorry. I won’t let you pick a hard choice like that ever again. I’m sorry.”

Green would keep apologizing into the night, till all the tears faded away and sleep had taken over Damien. When Damien awoke, he was in a cot, tucked away in its warmth. He closed his eyes, falling back to sleep, pretending he was being hugged by someone who cared. Knowing Green was there, Damien didn’t need anything else.

Hi, New Part-Time Blogger here!

My name is Alexis, aka “DreamsEnding”
I will be, a part-time blogger. For my first post, I will talk about friends, new and old.

New friends, are something of an adventure. More so, if you meet them online. It can be a rather scary thing and also, a very nice experience. With the online world, the globe sure has gotten smaller. I have many online friends that I have never met in person, but do send letters, postcards and books back and forth with my close online friends. RenxKyoko is a close friend of mine on the Internet, we talk about the Philippines and all that random girl talk (Which will be taken to my grave) and another close friend of mine in Germany, who we web cam every once in awhile. (Cause of time zone diff. our speech is rather random and fun) These friends are something of a new kind, the online age. But with the world changing all to “One World” Friends, most people notice it is different from the friends you (The writer and the reader) grew up with. Many from Grade School to High School.

But old friends, the one’s you knew from long ago since childhood, hold something different. Because, after all, they are the first children you interacted with. People who was your size at the time and spoke a hidden language that only you and the small children knew. Then somewhere along the way, people move away, friends break up, make more friends and fall in to the missing zone of “wonder where they are today” feeling. For me, it was moving away. I had left many good friends behind and would later in life, not make as many as the good friends that I had back then. But with the online age, friends once long gone, seem closer then ever. In the world of Myspace, Facebook, and my new best friend MyLife, brought me closer to a guy who is like a twin brother to me. Both 23 in age, but only six months apart, we grew up together. We had shared birthdays, Christmas’s , Halloweens, Easters, and god did we prank and get in trouble with people. Just think of your old friend, the one you told all your dreams and hopes to. I am sure the thought has crossed your mind. “Are they ok, are they alive? What are they doing? Are they happy?”

Well, MyLife was able to do that for me. It was rather strange. When seeing phone number of someone who could be your old friend. Would it be that person? Would that person remember me? When they pick up the phone, for a moment, you don’t know what to say or do. If your ever in that situation, don’t hang up and say wrong number. Its best if you be brave and voice who you are. it’s a surprise how things turn out.

So, for my first post. I hope I did well. But let me give anyone who reads this some advice. Go look for an old friend who haven’t talked to in awhile. See how they are doing, for better or worse. Cause you never know, they might be looking for you too.

More trivial talk on blog/sorry (e_e)

Toilet paper maker is making toilet paper without the cardboard tubes in the middle. < grins> That’s good though. Less trees to cut down for darn tubes. I’m a tree hugger. Do you know what I do with any paper that’s blank at the back? I reuse them… for scratch paper, for anything, as long as paper is reused. I’m a recycling Nazi.  =__=   I hate to use the word Nazi, but it’s the most apt to describe my  habit…. or shall I say, manic behavior (^_^);;…. it’s  as if  earth will suffer some catastrophic event if  I don’t recycle.

 Oftentimes, I feel I should wear my best nightclothes before I go to bed. Who knows what would happen in the middle of the night……. an earthquake, perhaps ? a fire ?…………. I certainly don’t want to be caught running out of the house in my favorite tattered , old, trusty T-shirt, like this one I’m wearing now, with a hole in the armpit.  Speaking of earthquakes and such…… I just heard news there was a simultaneous earthquake, tsunami, and volcanic eruption happening in Indonesia. I have a friend living there. I hope she’s allright. I haven’t experienced any of these natural disasters, and I pray I never will, but my folks told me that yes, I did experience it, when I was a seven month old baby in the Philippines. An 8.2 earthquake, and a major volcanic eruption ( Mt. Pinatubo ) occured  in one year. This Mt. Pinatubo eruption was a huge one, they say. I watched an episode about this on National Geographic Channel. Towns near the volcano were completely buried with ashes, so much so that they disappeared from the map. Manila, the capital city, which was about a few hundred kilometers from the volcano, was not spared. Mom said that at 12 noon, it went completely dark, and ashes fell for 24 hours ( visibility zero ), and the next day, people woke up to a city completely covered with white grayish ashes. Well, just Google Mt.Pinatubo eruption for more info……. Oh, wait, speaking of which, a friend just emailed me about Google sending out a virus. ….. ah, go ahead, google it. Verify if there’s indeed a virus. ( ~o^ )

Oh, my goodness, it’s 9:15 AM…. I have class at 10….. eeeek, I’m late !  Gotta go !

Really trivial talk today

I’ve been looking at the monitor for over an hour now, and  nothing…..It’s 5:06AM

Okay, it’s 5:19…… Oh, for crying out loud, I’ll just write about this, again….

This guy is a popular Spanish singer here in the US. He’s half- Filipino. His name’s E.P.I. So, what about him? Well, he’s cute, for one. ^^;;   Secondly, he’s a cousin, by affinity, which means, not blood related. < grins>  So, okay, he and I share a common relative, W. H. P, who happens to be very close to my parents, and  who was also our neighbor in the Philippines.  WHP is  the first cousin of EPI’s mother.  WHP  is related to us on his mother’s side and related to the guy in the pic on his father’s side. Well, whatever. There’s still a connection between me and EPI, and I’m trying to hold on to that.. (^______^) 

Here’s a music video of EPI. Warning though…. don’t watch if  you’re under 18 years old. It’s a little , uhm, graphic. I mean, EPI’s videos usually are, and frankly, I don’t really like his songs, but this one is passable. If  YouTube redirects you back to its site, sorry.  Watch it on YouTube, if you’re interested. Anyway, EPI’s lady love here is Jennifer Love Hewitt, one of my favorite actors. I love her TV show ” Ghost Whisperer “.

It’s cold and rainy here. I’m wearing 2 pairs of socks, 2 of everything to keep me warm and  toasty.  My folks don’t want us to turn on the heater yet. Electricity  is expensive. Last month’s bill was like $ 190.00, but last year, when our heater was turned on everyday, our electric bill was over $ 700.oo. So, we understand  we have to go easy on the heater, for now. Not just yet. But, at this moment, my fingers are kinda frozen. It’s hard to type. =__=    …… and geez, taking a bath early in the morning is  sheer torture. There’s actually a term for that first  blast of  ice cold water when we turn on the faucet. I’ve forgotten what it is. But I know it sounds funny……… Oh, and in mainland China , somebody just told me it was already 0 C  there ! And it’s not even winter yet ! Well , over here , it was 5 C at 4  this morning.  Do you know, temperature goes up when it rains?

I  watched this movie on HBO yesterday….. The Orphan ….. scary . It’s a thriller, no ghosts nor monsters in it. If you haven’t seen this movie, borrow the dvd. It’s good. It reminds me of this old movie ” The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. “…..another good thriller………..  Movie afficionados have listed The Exorcist as the scariest movie of all time.  Uhm, I guess so…. at that time when it was first released, I guess. But I understand why it’s scary. The actors in it are so soft- spoken. There’s no screaming whatsoever. And heck, I actually watch Exorcist at this time of the year, Holloween . We have a dvd of this, and yeah, I think I’ve watched this a million times, and it still kind of scares me, for some reason. ^^”   Ah, and not to forget Jeepers Creepers.  Seriously, I didn’t really get to watch the whole movie. More than half the time,  I had to cover my eyes, or pause  or fast forward the dvd. Geez, I was so lame. He he he

* sighs*  I guess this is all for now. Sorry for the trivia. (^___^)””

Bye, adios, 88, adiue, Tchau, an neyung, zai jian… be good, be nice, be polite, be cool. Peace.



It’s hard to blog on a daily basis

So, okay, I was not able to show the Harry Potter trailer… but, lo and behold, Shane Dawson’s youtube’s daily ramblings are there ! Ah, for a long time, I used to need a Shane Dawson  daily  fix………, I had to watch him everyday and listen to his ramblings. But lately he’s become, uhm,  kind of over the top, and  slightly hard to take….. perhaps, like me, he has run out of things to talk about.  I thought writing a daily blog would be as easy as 1, 2 , 3 , but it  isn’t. and I realize  I need not force myself to write one everyday. I’ve been writing almost a daily blog for almost a year now. But I now know  it’s nearly imposible to have something interesting come to my life on a daily basis.  So, shall I make it every other day or a more  doable once a week blog ? No, I’m not asking anyone. It’s a rhetorical question that only I can answer. 

How is the world right now?

Do you know that most of earth’s freshwater is running northward  ?  This phenomenon ha s been apparent for some years now. There are countries that are benefiting from this shift, such as Canada. So, my dear fellow Americans, be nice to Canadians. < smiles > Even the planet’s wildlife are migrating northward, with speed of about 5  feet farther north , everyday. White polar bears mixed with brown colors  have been spotted, indicating that brown bears have actually reached the polar bears ‘ turf, and are now inter-breeding.

I wonder what planet earth might be like 50 years from now. I would be 70 years old by then. Over here, there  are just too much housing developments  appearing, at the expense of  farmlands that are , sadly, fast disappearing.  I prefer to see green farmlands as far as my eyes can see, not big, sparkling new houses that are sprouting like mushrooms everywhere. Nor do I like these golf courses that gobble up too much freshwater to keep their ” greens” green,,,, for the benifit of a few middle aged golfers playing their somnombulus game. Americans  love our green lawns too much. In behalf of my family, I plead guilty. And , why  are we Americans so in love with  cars? Here in the US, the ratio of car to license holding American is 1 : 1. One car to one American. Can you imagine how much gasoline is consumed  by one person in one year ?  Oil, like water, is an exhaustible commodity. Pretty soon, it will be gone. So, can the government provide us with more commuter buses? In my city, buses are few and far between. They come every 15 minutes on weekdays, 30 minutes on Saturday and none at all on Sunday and after 9 PM.  

I don’t understand why some people in the media are making former Vice-President Al Gore as some kind of evil person for showing us, in easy to understand way, how it would be like if our planet does warm up. Mr. Al Gore is accused of exagerrating and misrepresenting facts. Mr. Al Gore’s premise is based solely on his belief that global warming is caused by pollution.  But, the bottomline is, it really does not matter if  so- called global warming or climate change is natural or man-made. In fact, there’s no debate in the scientific community on  this climatic change, because, indeed,  the earth is warming up.. The question now is, is this reversible ? Can we do something to solve this problem ? We can and  we must  . Each one of us can be a part of the solution, even in our own little way. Don’t waste water, save on gasoline, limit use of  our vehicles, recycle, plant more trees…. there are actually a hundred little ways, add that all up and that would be more than half of the big solution.

This is all for now. I say bye, adios, adiue, Tchau, 88, an neyung, zai jian, paalam. Be nice, be polite, be cool. Peace.

Now this is really random

You should just have taken it all off, James Blunt. lol  He actually committed suicide here, right ? Looks like it.  Weird.  I like this song though. I posted this months ago, and reposting it so I can listen to it again.

And it’s so annoying when youtube allows a video to be shared, then , takes  it out, like what it did with my Harry Potter trailer. Just put there ” sharing ” or embbing ” disabled, youtube ! Gosh!

I worked out at the university gym from 7:20 PM to 8:45 PM last night. My last class was up to 7:20 PM and some classmates and I decided to go and work out . The place was full.  We have exercise gizmos here at home… a treadmill , bowflex, exercise bicycle, etc.,  but it’s more fun to do it with friends.  I need to lose at least 5 lbs. I feel fat.

I just heard news that the US is going to send a $ 2 B military aid to Pakistan, on top of the already $ 7 B civilian aid the US is giving . Meanwhile, our educational system here, especially in California, is going to the dogs. My former middle school does not offer music course anymore. Funding was cut off. This is where I learned to play violin.

That’s my orchestra picture. I’m right there, 2nd row from top, 4th from right. I was also in my high school’s orchestra.  We had an excellent orchestra. We won intercity competition twice.  And, I play the violin well, if I may say so myself… proud to say that.  I was in a quartet. 

Bouquets for me.  I love irises.  Roses are so over-rated. And roses have thorns .  I prefer to be given orchids, instead of roses.  Orchids are more rare, and last a longer time , unlike roses, they are more bountiful, but , oh, so fleeting.  So, guys, quit the roses. Give orchids to your lady love, instead. Believe me. ….. so, okay, that’s just me.  (^___^)”” 

Gosh, I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas… Wasn’t  it  just  yesterday that I was blogging about Christmas and a grand family reunion ? Time indeed flies so fast.  And , believe it or not, WalMart has already put out their Christmas stuff.  It’s so tacky.  I wonder how it feels to be a non-Christian living in a supposedly  Christian country, like the US. I think non- Christians just go with the flow. Dad recieved a Christmas present from his Indian co-worker.  lol     Right now,  I ‘m thinking about this song from animated TV show, South Park. The kid , who is a Jew, sings ” It’s hard to be a Jew on Christmas “. < smiles >

Well, I guess this is all for now… you can tell this post is sooooo random < laughs >

So, I say, bye, paalam, adiue, Tchau, adios, 88, an neyung, zai jian, sayonara…. be cool, be nice, be polite, be cool.

Ranting & Rambling, sort of

My grade in Ecology ( Biology 103 )…… I wrote last week that my exam was okay, didn’t I ?  T_T      I just got the result and ….I was totally disappointed. No. Actually, I was angry. I am still angry . The way my paper was graded was highly suspicious. 70% of the questions were  “answer in 1 or 2 sentences,” so I felt right there the grading itself was very subjective. It was 3 pts. per question, and I was very sure my answers  were correct since I practically memorized the chapters, but all I got was a .5  point per question! What the f#^*&k ! What was even more suspicious was that my partner’s  answers were graded the same way.  Both of us had the same grade. Did the teacher think we copied from each other?  Yeah, we studied together, so we learned  the same stuff together.! …….I started disliking this teacher during our field trip at Sierra Nevada Mts.  First, he proudly declared he was a professional mountain climber. Well, then, he should  have been more considerate to us newbies. I’ve never climbed in my life, and that hike was a rather steep 2 – mile climb to the top. And he walked so fast, making it harder for us weaklings to keep up, then he’d climb  a big rock, and stand there like he was the King of Egypt, and yell at us to hurry up or else he’d leave us to fend for ourselves.  Anyway, call me paranoid or whatnot, but I feel the teacher is a racist. My partner is a Filipino like myself,  and one time he said ,” Oh, you’re both Filipinos, huh ” …… I detected a bit of sarcasm in that remark. So, maybe I’m just ultra sensitive, but still, this grade can ruin my future. Ecology is Biology 103, and  if I don’t get a high grade here, my  adviser might advise me to change my major. It’s like being a Math major, but all your grades in Math are low.  Well, I can’t change my course. Change is not an option. I have nowhere else to go.  T_T……By the way, I got a B minus. Borderline. Two more mistakes and I woul d have gotten a C +……. C is not a failing grade. F is. But a grade of  C means  the student has to repeat the course, and C is  discarded. It’s like the student didn’t take the course at all. But I can’t   do that. This Biology is a pre-requisite to a higher Biology, and seriously, I can’t afford another delay.

Am I just being too hard on myself?  I have not totally discarded my dream of becoming a doctor, if  I really want to be honest about what I want.  That’s why I need to get consistently high grades to qualify . And that’;s why I’m here, whining, and frothing in the mouth.

Or maybe, I’ll just go into nursing. It’s definitely less stressful. Someone once jokingly told me, ” If you can’t be a doctor, be a nurse, and marry a doctor. Just don’t get a gynecologist. ”  o_O”       A male gynecologist ? He he  ….. A male doctor who deals with THAT  and sees THAT everyday. It makes one wonder what his threshold  for passion is….. must be pretty high. < laughs > …. eh, vanish the thought. Shall I censor this , though.  Nah. It stays.

Oi !  I just saw a movie teaser  of Harry Potter.  Daniel Radcliff is wearing a bra. haha… Well, if you’ve read the book, Harry there is not really Harry. He’s a girl who transforms herself ( thru magic, of course ) into Harry to deceive Lord Valdemort’s minions.  I can’t wait to see the movie. I’m still a great fan. And I still think  DR is cute. ^^   Wicked .

Holloween ‘s just around the corner. Mom just bought tons of chocolates  for the trick or treaters. I miss dressing up in Holloween costumes. The last time my friends and I went the rounds was 3 years ago. We were a bunch of oldies in costumes, cosplaying, and taking candies from little kids. Kidding ! We knocked on doors, trick or treating, and came home with a pillowcase full of sweets. Ah, my last costume was a Harry Potter uniform with the wand.  Swish ! Expeliarmus ! !

Sorry ! I’m blabbering. Well, it’s 4:30 AM. He he  At least I’ve stopped whining.

I’m listening to the news……. what ? The world doesn’t end in 2012?  It’s 100 years off ?  Then, it ends in 2112?  Good! Well, that’s a relief.  Most of us will be gone by then. Oh, and Paranormal Activity 2 is showing in the cinemas. The first Paranormal scared the heck out of me, and this second part is even scarier, they say. And since it’s almost Holloween, cable is showing a lot of horror movies. I hope I can find time to watch them.

Well, I guess it’s time to say bye, adiue, adios, sayonara, Tchau, ne anyung, paalam, 88.  Stay cool, be nice , be good. Peace.

More vacation pics/videos on blog

My wish for everybody. May all your wishes come true. And I really mean that.


Woohoo, yeehoo, woohoo, yeehoo !


Geez, I started writing here at 3 AM as soon as I woke up. It’s now 5:43.

Anyway, there’s really not much to talk about. I hope something will come out of my brain as I’m writing here. It’s so annoying.

When Mom decided to go to the Philippines for a much needed vacation, her main reason was to see a dermatologist to have her face cleared of liver spots. Yeah, I guess she needed some work on her face. he he  It’s fortunate that her niece, my cousin , is a doctor, a dermatologist, so , lucky for mom, she got free service. Ha ha…………… here are 2 pictures of my cousin, the dermatologist. She came with us to Bagiou, the summer resort. The pics were taken at the Ben Cab Museum.


She’s cute, and a doctor, to boot. And, ta dah, very much single !  Don’t the guys there have eyes?  I’m surprised she’s not taken yet. Ah, I guess it runs in the family. < laughs > At the rate I’m going, I’m gonna be an old maid too. He he….. So, okay, I thought my facial skin was okay…. I don’t see any zits, pimples, and such stuff…… but through my cousin’s expert eyes, she actually saw a lot ! !  So, she had them taken out…. cauterized, as in burned !  So, for 2 weeks, I couldn’t let any sunlight touch my face. I had to use an umbrella all the time, like mom. 

Also in the Philippines, I went to see Usher at his concert, watched a Broadway play Cats, and , < trumpets blaring, drums rolling > went to Jason Derulo’s concert  where I was lucky enough to be picked from the audience and asked to go up on stage with him, and he sang ” What If ” to me while I was sitting in a stool.  You bet I was thrilled. I couldn’t believe it was happening to li’l old me.

So, okay, I posted this already, but that was quite a while ago, so I’m reposting it here as part of my vacation blah blahs. He he     Here it is ! !  I guess i just want to show it off  , hahaha…. well, indulge me. This doesn’t often happen , you know. Kyahahaha !


This is all for now. So, as ever, I say adiue, sayonara, bye, adios, 88, an neyung . Stay cool ! Peace !  Hey rate me. There are stars above that you can check. I know I write silly things here, but don’t rate so low, okay ? I’ll cry.




Vacation Pics and random thoughts

I’m reposting this one by Rage Againts the Machine coz I want to listen to it , for my own pleasure. This is actually my kind of music…. hard rock.


But, I love this one by Daughtry’s too. Beautiful song !


About the result of my Physics exam…… ( coughs….. clears throat )….. I got 108 out of 150.  120 and over is A, and 119 and below could be anything. Our meanie teacher said that if  we got the equations correct, that would be 80% of total points for each problem. There was one that was 15 points total, my equation was correct but he gave me only 5 pts. I should at least get 12  pts for that. I’ll complain and have that changed. Okay, so I know I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel, but these additional  4  points could spell the difference between a B – or a B +.  (^_^)         Well, at least I got 108. My groupmates got 98/150 and the other one got 48/150 ! ! Holy Cow !  48 ? Didn’t we study together ?  The median average for this test was 89,  thank goodness….. I’m well over that, but I don’t know how it would affect my final grade.   *sigh *   I guess my effort wasn’t good enough.  You know, everytime i throw a piece of paper into the waste bin,  I see dots or imagine dots  showing velocity/acceleration and the path of the crumpled paper from my hand to the bin  =__=”   I’m starting to hallucinate.

Sooo, okay….. Before  I migrated here to WordPress, I talked a bit about my summer vacation in the Philippines on Windows Spaces.  It was one vacacion grande, unexpectedly a long one, 7 weeks long,  coz we couldn’t  get a ride home. It was the peak season, and our tickets were non – revenue…. in other words, mom and I were freebies. We get free tickets from Philippine Airlines.  Anyways, here are some pictures.

My aunt has a vacation townhouse in Bagiou, a mountain summer resort, north of Manila, the capital city, about a 6 – hour trip.  We stayed there for one week. My aunt’s place has a million – dollar view of the mountain ranges. It was a sight to behold, especially in the morning.

Above are rows of quiant vacation homes. My aunt’s is on the cliff, hanging for dear life. But, it’s got the best view of the scenery.

Kyahahahah ! That’s me sleeping, in fetal position. You can see the sliding door leading to the veranda.


We also went to a privately owned museum ( Ben Cab Museum ) over there.

That’s me at the entrance of the museum. Actually, it’;s not really a museum. It’s a painting gallery.

Anyway, this is enough for now. More later. I’ll run out of stuff to show here. < laughs >

So, I say bye, be good, be nice, be cool. Peace.

Random thoughts and some videos

These videos  I’ve posted  are by a Hawaiian – born Filipino singer Bruno Mars. They’re quite popular here in the US  and I’m glad he’s a fellow countryman. But then , if  the video redirects you to YouTube, sorry, he he.

When I took my Physics exam last week, we were asked to present a picture ID by our teacher’s assistant.  That made sense. We knew of a student who had another student take the exam for him.  I told my father about this and he said a friend of his in college also did this……. the problem was, my father’s friend ( his wedding’s Best Man ) was good-looking, while the guy he asked to take his place had a face only his mother could love….. in other words, he was butt- ugly. o_o”     Another problem came up.  The exam watcher knew the brother of dad’s friend, so when this guy turned in the test paper, the watcher asked him if he was the brother of Mr.X.  The guy said yes , then the watcher said he definitely didn’t look like his brother.  Then the guy said, unfortunately, he was the illegitimate son . The watcher was stupid enough to believe that, hook, line , and sinker.  My father said if that was actually true, the guy’s mother must have been hecka ugly too. Aaargh, I know this story is in bad taste. But stuff like this happens. In fact, one of the Kennedys, I forget which one, was caught doing the same thing. Someone took  a Spanish exam in one Kennedy’s place.  Actually, my father’s friend was really very intelligent. They were classmates since elementary and highschool, and the friend was valedictorian in both. He and dad were best friends, and dad said ,at one point in their college life,, they just went wild. They didn’t study , thus their grades suffered. One time, dad  took an exam in Physical Chemistry, and when he turned in his final exam, he  had the temerity to ask  the teacher how many points he was supposed to get to pass the course. The teacher said 150. Well, the test was just 100 points. And dad said, stupidly, ” you mean, I’d fail ?” and the teacher said, ” duh, of course .”  @___@ Dad and his buddy also got involved in some fraternity fights. At one time, they were detained overnight at the campus detention center. Their parents had to bail them out. Ah, these two guys. Spoiled brats both…. children of well-to-do families. Friend’s family owned the biggest chemical company in the Philippines, while dad’s was political,  governor of a province there.

This is all for now. Today is Sunday. Church and work.  Stay cool. Peace.

Make me smile…..

This song is pretty meaningful to me. But aside from that, the song is just wonderful. Click and listen while you read on. That’s  my reason for posting some music here.

Anyways, lack of sleep finally caught up on me. I was pretty much in and out of  it the whole day yesterday. < laughs> Well, I only had one class , so I was home the whole day.  Funny thing, I was having a chat last night, around 7, I guess, but I could barely open my eyes, so off I went to lalaland, then woke up because I had a nightmare, that was about 9:30 PM, and the folks I was chatting with were still there, ha ha ha, so, I was like, ” hey, I’m back , so what’s up ? ” < grins >…………… ….. Oh, and the nightmare………… it was quite short, but scared the heck out of me……… I was in a runaway school bus, with no driver, and I was the only person there, and I was trying to veer it away from the cliff , then I woke up. I wonder if that had any significance.  o_Oa  <——– scratches head > Weird.

I’m sure you’ve had your share of pretty unforgettable nightmares, too. You’re abnormal, if you haven’t. Or you’re an alien. Well, I had this one that was so scary ( at least to me ), my heart was literally pounding when I woke up. Have you watched the movie ” Jeepers Creepers”? That monster was human – looking  wearing  long , black coat and tattered black fisherman’s hat.  Well, the monster in my dream was that thing.  And yeah, the thing was running after me, and I was running away. Then I saw some policemen, and I shouted for help. ” Officers, arrest that man, he’s going to kill me ! ” And I pointed at a man wearing a Hawaiian polo shirt with blue flowers print.  Well, in my dream, he was suddenly the monster. So, anyway, the police got him, and I headed home.  I went straight to my room, locked it, and , when I turned, the man in Hawaiian shirt was there, standing in front of me. End of nightmare.


Anyway,  I think I’ve been spending waaaay too many hours doing stuff unrelated to school lately. …… blogging, chatting, reading Japanese comics. < I still can’t say the freaking word , (^__^);; > Eh. Japanese comics indeed. < blush > Ah, goody ! They’re going to release another chapter of Skip Beat this month, Oct.20. Two chappies this month, yay !  Waiting between chapters is driving me nuts.

I just had my hair streaked with burgundy color. The last  time I had it streaked was months ago, but, I think  there’s so much of burgundy this time. I freaked out when I first saw the result….. I was like, nooooo, I’m red haired ! But it’s okay now. I think. My classmates said it was cool. They liked it. O_o  Whatever.

Well, time to go. It’s Saturday. Time to work and earn  some $$, no matter how measly it is. I mean, I’d holler for a dollar.

So,  bye for now. Be good and nice. Have a good day !

Musings at 4:30 AM


Anyways, here’s a video for my own entertainment.  I’m a California girl, and I wish I was having fun like those girls on the video. He he….. Nah uh.  That’s LA. Not in my neck of the woods. I’m up here, waaaay north, waaaay yonder, near the foothills, among cows, mountain lions, bears,  farmland……This is Hicksville.  Yep ! We’re pretty laidback here. Nobody here wears wristwatches. Us folks don’t care about time. We look at the sun. Oh, look, the sun’s at the horizon! Time to head home. < laughs > Hmmm, I wonder where I can get emoticons.

Don’t get me wrong. I love it here. For one, there’s no traffic. We’ve been voted as having the most courteous  drivers in the whole of USA every year. And yeah, we’re pretty cool here, too.  Less than 30 minutes from here are vineyards…. ever heard of Napa Valley ?…. wine making country, the biggest in USA. They’re trying to make it look like the south of France, and yeah, it does  feel so Frenchie there…. well, I haven’t been to France, but you know what I mean.  And , about an hour from my place are ski resorts.  This is sunny California, but we do get our share of snow here. In fact, the lowest temperature ever recorded in continental USA  was here in California. ( exluding Alaska, of course )

So, okay, I just had my 2nd exam in Physics yesterday. < sniffs > I got 96% in my first exam, but this time? Oh, I don’t know. There were only 4 questions, 25 points each, and that means, one mistake, we get 75 %, 2 mistakes, we’re goners. ( >_< )  I managed to answer all four, but I’m not sure if I got them all correctly. My teacher is a meanie. Day before, we asked him what topics we should study, and he said, I haven’t done the test questions yet, and I tell you, it’s getting harder, and even if I told you, you’d all gonna fail, anyway.  What the heck ! What kind of answer was that ! I heard my classmate whisper, f @!#$%* ck  you ! It was funny the way he said it too. < laughs >

Oh, wow ! I had a good night sleep. Finally ! I needed that. Well, as usual, I fell asleep while chatting on Messenger, but I guess, they’re pretty used to that by now. < grins> That was quite early, though. Nine-ish ? Yeah, it was 9 PM. Maybe earlier.

It’s Fall now, well, since Sept. 21, officially, but it doesn’t feel like Fall. It was hot yesterday, something like 90 F. That was quite unusual. But, they say it’s gonna cool down starting today.  I’m a cold weather girl. Well, cool, not really cold. It can get so uncomfortable when temperature goes down to 24 F. Freezing point is 32 F. 24 F is  negative 4 C for you, Celsius users. Oh now I’m talking about the weather, and you know what means…… bye bye. It’s pretty much like you’re on a date,  the moment one starts to talk about the weather, it’s time to split up and go home. He he

Well, bye for now then. And as ever, stay cool, be nice, be good. Good day to y’all . < insert  pic of a rose here >