Archive for December, 2010


Shakespeare Lost

December 30, 2010

Turf Wars – Lying Doggo at El Robbo

If I had another career, I think I'd very much prefer to be in theater. My parents rocked the stage. When they were young adults, they were mostly preoccupied with theater. However, I found myself shying away from the stage. When I was in high school, I preferred to stay in the shadows. I liked to shine, but I did not like the stage as the place to shine.

If I could go back, I might have been better. Maybe I would appreciated theater a lot more. However, I don't regret taking the path I chose. Somewhere along the way, I know I made a right turn.

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If cross stitching was an exercise, I'd be in tip-top shape

December 29, 2010

If only a person could lose pound while diligently working his way on an Aida cloth, I would definitely cross stitch the whole day. I love to cross stitch, There is something about coming up with magnificent designs and needlework that gets to me unlike any other craft.

I love the fact that my hands can create a colorful work of the needles. It is just unfortunate that this activity will never help me or anybody else lose or shed a few extra pounds.

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Walking and Humming Down Memory Lane

December 29, 2010

It’s Like That by Mariah Carey

I remember my CVG days with this song. I remember hanging out my friends Barbie, Kit, Marites, Ionnie, and the rest of our teammates from Mark Millan's team. I remember riding in Barbie's car, heading to wherever was our destination for the night. I remember lunch break in different locations, breakfasts at the IT Park, Bo's or Starbucks. I remember hanging out the the CVG Banawa lobby, smoking our lung out.

Only One by Big Mountain

This reminds me so much of my CVG training days. I was introduced to Ska by my wave mates then. I have to thank them for doing so. I would never hear enough of this song even if I play this all day. I just love the song.

Hate That I Love You by Rihanna

Jeffrey and I did not have a perfect beginning. We messed up a lot of things when we started. I remember being emotional every time I hear this song. It was actually weird because the song had a lively beat, yet every time I heard it, I always become depressed. Thank GOD those moments are now far behind.

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My Kind of Music

December 29, 2010

I'd gladly be an advocate for A Fine Frenzy. I love the songs, the words, the melody. If I want to have an emotional moment, this is the artist I'd love to listen to.

Not all of my friends have heard of the songs from A Fine Frenzy. But I'd patiently let them listen too, so they too will know why the songs from this artist are all special to me

Near To You by A Fine Frenzy

I've always loved the music of A Fine Frenzy. I think this song is a good example of their music. If anyone has read the lyrics to this song, they will understand why I love it. More so, if anyone has ever heard of this song, they will know why I think this song rocks. There's just a lot of emotion in it.

In Filipino, we call it "panakip-butas" or somebody who fills the void that was left by someone else. We love these people, but we always love the other more. We love them because they heal the wound that the one before them left, but we will never love them quite as much as the one before.

This is the theme of the song. I can't say I can relate to the song because I totally cannot. I just think it's such a heartbreak to love someone but know deep inside you that he will never be that person you'd give your whole heart to because someone else already became that person and because your heart will never be whole again.

Ashes and Wine by A Fine Frenzy

Let me just share some lines form the song that I think really stood out for me.

"Don't know what to do anymore; I've lost the only love worth fighting for."

"It's such a shame to let you walk away."

"I've got no claim on you now."

I hope that's enough of an explanation.

Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy

My favorite line is the one that says "Did I make it that easy to walk right in and out of my life."

The hardest goodbye, the hardest ones to let go of are those that have never really even been yours to start off. Those who make us feel loved, special, and worthy but eventually end up leaving us, those are the hardest ones to forget.

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Bury Me

December 18, 2010

There are three things I want to hear at my funeral. I want people to tell the world that I was loved, that I was generous, and that I was compassionate. I want to live my life being a reflection of these three things: love, charity, and compassion.

She was loved.
They’ll say it because it’s true. In my 26 years here on this wretched planet, I have felt more love than I deserve. I have been showered with love in all forms and manifestations. Like I always say, I have never had an easy life. But all the hardships don’t even come close to the rush of knowing that people around you love you in all possible ways.

She was generous.
I’ve always wanted to be able to give and share. I’m not saying I have a lot to give. I am not rich. I work to live. I don’t even have enough for luxury. But I still want to be able to extend my simplest blessing and lend a hand wherever needed.

She was compassionate.
This is only easy to say, but I may not always be as compassionate as I imagined myself to be. Maybe I need more practice on this.

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Genius Much?

December 18, 2010

Quantum Physics

I think I will never understand physics. I mean, I do understand the principles and basics of the subject. But the methods, formula, and solutions? I will never be able to understand those things. I stopped trying when I was in high school.

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The Fashionable Bookworm

December 18, 2010

Have you ever seen a boutique and a book shop in one amazingly fabulous store? Well, that's what my dream business looks like.


I do own a shop, but it's really small and mostly online shopping. I sell clothes and accessories. However, if I did have a real store, I would sell the same things and add a small library of books as well. I could call it something like "Fashion and Books" or "The Fashionable Bookworm".

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Feel Like Being Emotional?

December 18, 2010

Ever had one of those moments when you just want to let it all out at the expense of your eyes and spending the day with huge eye bags? Well, I think I have the perfect songs to set the mood.

Boston by Augustana

I remember listening to this song over and over again during the times when I was very heartbroken. It's not as effective as before, but hearing this song still puts my happiness five levels down.

At This Moment by Michael Buble

I am a Michael Buble fan. I love all his songs. However, this song, for me, is one of the saddest songs he ever sang. There are other sad songs, but I think this one really works for me if I want to shed a tear or two.

Heaven is a Place on Earth by Katie Thompson

From the 80s disco hit that made people groove to the beat of new wave and disco rock, this version is a complete opposite. Take off the fast beat; take off the disco flavor of the song. What's left will be a sad song about love that will not fail to touch your heartstrings.

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Soundtrack to the I Do

December 18, 2010

Does anyone want to get married anytime soon? I hope this helps with your wedding soundtrack.

Runner-ups: The Promise by Martin Nievera

Ngayon at Kailanman by Basil Valdez

I Could Not Ask for More by Edwin McCain

Everything by Michael Buble

You're a shooting star.

You're a getaway car.

You're the perfect thing to say.

You're every minute of my everyday.

Is there anything more romantic that the words from this song? It's truly poetry set into music. Everything about the song screams "IN LOVE!!!!" That's why this should always be present on wedding receptions.

The Way You Look Tonight by Michael Buble

The orchestra/big band.

The lyrics.

The melody.

Ever wanted to dance with the man of your dreams while having a romantic and classy song? This is the perfect choice. Every bride should be able to dance to this song on her wedding. Better yet, every groom should be able to sing this song to his bride.

Ikaw by Martin Nievera

Actually, this is better played during the ceremony. But it doesn't hurt to play this song at the reception too. It's the most common wedding song. It's a little overrated. However, when you hear Martin Nievera's voice singing this song, you would understand why this song made it to the list.

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Full Blast

December 17, 2010

Do you want to blow your mind and eardrums out? Well, I'm sure litening to the three songs below will definitely cause some temporary damage to your ears, but it will be worth the time.

Careless Whisper by Seether

From being a soundtrack to sex, the song is now vamped by dark rock band, Seether. Gone are the notes that make you sway your hips. Instead, here comes the music that makes you want to play the drums or even a freaking guitar until all the sexual angst of the song's previous version is totally forgotten.

Enter Sandman by Metallica

Why shouldn't it be cranked up? My personal favorite, Metallica, never fails to please. Everything about the song just simply needs to be on full volume. Enough said.

Blurry by Puddle of Mudd

Have you heard the guitars on this song? I just think the guitars alone can make the song as "rock" as it could get.

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