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Friday, December 31, 2004
Happy New Year

from Jax Place
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Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Metro Manila Film Festival
What is a festival? According to Google, it is:

*a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
*an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival"
*Another way of describing a Feast Day.

And what is a film festival? It is:

*a cinematic festival that features films (usually films produced during the past year)

Hmm. That's pretty vague and could very well describe the kinds of films that usually comprise the bi-annual Metro Manila Film Festival. It supposedly celebrates new Filipino films and shows them exclusively in local theaters.


I support the idea behind the festival. But not the process. Because the process is just insulting. It doesn't respect filmmakers (mainstream and independent) and it doesn't even require effort anymore.

I feel sad for the actors who are caught in between. And I feel angry at the committee people for not even trying to make an effort.

Know more at these places!
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Monday, December 27, 2004
I love

therefore I want to buy .
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Christmas shopping and other stuff
I'm finally done with my Christmas shopping! Yes, while wrapping the gifts I had last week, I found out that I wasn't able to buy a Christmas gift for my goddaughter. But that's over now. I am now officially broke. Oh well.


In other news, full trailer for Sin City has been released. Check it out!

Blade Trinity's trailer is also out.

Trailer for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is also out. It's obviously made by Tim Burton, reminiscent of Nightmare Before Christmas. It might be a little too dark for my taste. And seeing as how I loved the 1971 version, I am a bit hesitant about this. We'll see.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is also something to look forward to.

Merchant of Venice is also out. This is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays and I'm looking forward to seeing this on the big screen. I've watched it so many times on stage but never on screen. That'll be a treat!

Motorcyle Diaries is something I'm looking forward to. Well, msotly because of Gael. *wink* See a preview here!

And this is something I'm so looking forward to!

My only wish is that I'll be able to watch these movies when they come out here!
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Sunday, December 26, 2004
Christmas 2004
Christmas 2004 has been amazing, not to mention full of food! We spent Christmas Eve at my grandma's house as well as Christmas lunch, which extended to snacks and then dinenr. Let me tell you. When we started eating, the food never stopped coming. I mean, we haven't even finished eating lunch yet and the snacks are already being prepared and brought to the dinner table. Would you believe we had snacks coming one after the other from about 2 in the afternoon to about 5 or 6pm! As usual, it was pure chaos. But an enjoyable one. It's that sort of chaos I look forward to everytime we have a reunion.

Til the next one!

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Got this from Mela via Friendster:

1.If you had an alias, what would it be? why?
hazpafis and bugsbunny, long story (that i do now want to disclose)

2.If we wanted a glimpse of you, where could we find you?
Mocha Blends or Fully Booked

3.What wouldn't you eat if you were appearing in Fear Factor?
a lot but most especially the horse rectum

4.What are you currently addicted to?
shopping, coffee

5.If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?
Pedro Almodovar. I want to get into the mind of a genius.

6.What book are you reading right now?
I'm reading The Waitress by Melissa Nathan.

7.What's in your discman this month?
Jason Mraz Live, Joss Stone's 2 cds, Norah Jones Feels Like Home, No Doubt Tragic Kingdom, Jamie Cullum Twentysomething

8.What are the 3 things you can't live without?
my books, movies and PC

9.Do you remember the first friend you made?
Not really. I do remember my first friendS

10.What's your cheap thrill?

11.What's your favorite activity with your friends?

12.If you could have coffee with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
Pedro Almodovar

13.What do you think makes you a rockin' individual?
my ability to see the good in the everyone

14.What would people be surprised to know about you?
im not very fond of the dark

15.If you could wear one item of clothing everyday, what would it be?
my poncho

16.What would you do if you were president for a day?
declare a fascist government

17.Whats your favorite show?
Friends, WWE

18.Complete this sentence: I want to be more ___ and less ___.
more proactive, less reactive

19.Do you have any pet right now?
nope. my last dog died a couple of months ago

20.Who's the person/people you hate right now?
GMA and Bush

21.What do you do in your spare time?
watch TV/movies, read

22.Do you know how to cook?

23.Your dream travel destination?
Spain and Prague

24.The sweetest thing you've done?
just ask the people who know me. i don't know if i have.

25.Ok, last question if you had superpowers, what would they be (name 10)?
*to solve world hunger
*to solve world peace

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Friday, December 24, 2004
Season's Greetings!

from Jax Place
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Thursday, December 23, 2004
Home for the Holidays and preview of Sin City
I'm back in QC! I'm home for the holidays! No work for four days!


I saw the trailer for Sin City. Wowowee! Check it out here!


More posts later!
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Saturday, December 18, 2004
Pinoy Slang?
I don't get why people interchange Pinoy words when they talk. Do they think it's going to make what they're trying to say even clearer? It's like this

*kotse becomes tsikot
*tao becomes ota
*gutom becomes tomguts
*pare becomes repapips or erap
*father becomes erpat
*mother becomes ermat

And so on and so on and so on...

I mean, what is up with that?! Why can't people just talk properly?


My friend broke up with her boyfriend and I couldn't be any happier! :D
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Thursday, December 16, 2004
For the first time in 8 years, we'll be spending Christmas in our house in QC. I've forgotten how it feels like, to spend Christmas there. And I hope it'll be fun.

I am looking forward to the holiday season. It's just a chance for me to relax because the work for the store never stops. It's good work naman pero sometimes I just want to tell everyone to stop pressuring us and if I don't ask for your advice, then I don't need it, okay? I get enough pressure from my father.


I'm doing another year-end book and movie review when I get back from Tagaytay. Watch out for that!
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Sunday, December 12, 2004
Beauty on Wheels
Hey guys! If you're looking for affordable gifts for all the women in your life, why not check out Beauty on Wheels? They have different bracelets, bangles, rings, necklaces, even cellphone accessories available. At very, very affordable prices. This is tried and tested. I have purchased some stuff from the owner of Beauty on Wheels, Susan Pastor.

For your orders and/or inquiries, you can call her at 7009849/7225446/09186433876 (Smart)/09166682471 (Globe)/09224818112 (Sun Cellular).

They're all good products. I guarantee there's at least one product you'll love and your budget will thank you because she's got so many products at such affordable prices. Hurry! Call her now!


My most favorite singer in the world is coming here for a concert on March 12, 2005. Omigod. I cannot wait!
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Saturday, December 11, 2004
A Year-Ender Survey
1. What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before?
* become a barista

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
* i just tell myself to always be patient and less judgmental every year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
* my cousin's wife gave birth to my goddaughter

4. Did anyone close to you die?
* my grandma died but we're not that close

5. What countries did you visit?
* i went to Singapore and Malaysia.

6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
* more patience

7. What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
* January 1, 2004 - the day a new year began

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
* topping the barista training

9. What was your biggest failure?
* i don't really know because every supposed failure have turned out to help out a success in another

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
* i was stressed most of the time but i did not suffer from any long illness or injury though

11. What was the best thing you bought?
* my black shoes for work

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
* my nephew

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
* Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (as usual)

14. Where did most of your money go?
* the out-of-town trips and most basic necessities

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
* going to Singapore and Malaysia with my cousin and my sister

16. What song will always remind you of 2004?
* "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Joss Stone

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier
ii. thinner or fatter? pretty much the same
iii. richer or poorer? poorer definitely

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
* write more

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
* spend money

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
* with my family, probably here in Manila for the first time in years

22. Did you fall in love in 2004?
* does Josh Hartnett count? No? Then no.

23. How many one-night stands?
* none

24. What was your favorite TV program?
* will always be WWE

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
* i don't think so

26. What was the best book you read?
* Lost in Translation by Nicole Mones, Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, The Hours by Michael Cunningham, Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier and Secret History by Donna Tart

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
* Lisa Ono and Vienna Teng

28. What did you want and got?
* my cafe

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
* Polar Express

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
* i had a day at the spa, dinner with my family and my cellphone on silent mode. quietest birthday ever. i was 24

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
* if our store had opened at the last quarter of the year

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
* colorful, confident and laidback

34. What kept you sane?
* coffee, movies, books, music

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
* Josh Hartnett

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
* Philippine elections last May

37. Who did you miss?
* Eileen, Ekay, Den, Pat - all the people who left for another country this year

38. Who was the best new person you met?
* Kris, Joey, Honey, Eyes

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004:
* God will always know what's best for us.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
* No regrets / they don't work / No regrets / they only hurt


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Friday, December 10, 2004
weekend updates
I am back in Manila. For the weekend.

Then I'm off to Tagaytay once again tomorrow night.

My sister and I have been training some of the people we'd like to include as our staff since Monday and it will continue until next week.

It's really hard but when you see, right in front of you, that you've made the right decision, well, it makes it all better.

This weekend, I'm off to take care of some stuff for the store and for my dad. It still amazes me that we have so much to do and so little time to do it.

I'll be going back to Tagaytay tomorrow night, stay there for a little more than a week probably just to check up on the progress of the trainees and then come back here to attend my dear friend Mel's son's 1st birthday. I really hope I can go there! I miss my friends an awful lot.
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Thursday, December 09, 2004
Straight from Tagaytay
I've only been gone less than a week but already it's so hard to read all of your posts!

I'm coming back to Manila this weekend and I'll probably be able to read them then.

Manila people! Come here to Tagaytay! It's so cold!

I'll update you guys again this weekend. :D
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Friday, December 03, 2004
It's Christmas!
Yes, in the spirit of the Christmas season, it's a new lay-out!

I'm very, very excited for Christmas. I love the season of Christmas. It's very different from the rest of the year. People change when Christmas comes.

I just hope people are always like that the rest of the year.
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Wednesday, December 01, 2004
live the life and a couple of trailers
Congratulations, Ganns! Live the Life magazine was successfully launched last Saturday, November 27. Be sure to grab your copy at the following stores: magazine exchange in SM Megamall, Shepherd's Staff in Greenbelt and SM Fairview and all Filbar's stores. You can also subscribe to the magazine for only P460 for one year! E-mail superblessed at gmail dot com for more details.


Check out these links!

This one features the six-minute sneak preview of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Special Extended Edition DVD. Click here for the higher resolution.

If you love the Transformers, you will love this one!

Check out these Japanese McDonald's commercials! There are two.

Check this one out if you're bored.
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amazing race
One of the teams I'm rooting for got eliminated in this week's episode.

Lena and Kristy

I guess I'm still hung over from the last season when I rooted for the twins, Kami and Karli. And besides, I like the two girls because they never spoke ill of anyone there.

At least one of my favorite teams is still there.

Don and Mary Jean

Don reminds me of my maternal grandfather. And wala lang I just like them.

I like Jon and Kris also but only because they're not models. Hehe.

I do not like the other teams.


Read this! Read this! Read this! It totally cracked me up!


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