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Monday, January 23, 2006
BSB and Pacman
Friday night was Backstreet Boys night. And what a night!

Even after 12 years, my fandom for them has never gone away.

Wow, it was so worth the wait. But I still can't help but feel that it was a bit short. But I do understand. I mean, how can you cram 12 years of songs in two hours?

But the important thing is I had the time of my life!



Manny Pacquiao won against Eric Morales yesterday!

What a sweet, sweet victory!

Congratulations, Manny! You did the Philippines proud again by never giving up! Galing!

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Sunday, January 15, 2006
The Year That Was 2005
I thought I would have so much to say about 2005 but apparently, I don't. I think I've become more shallow, more materialistic and more selfish. Hopefully, that's just me. Deep inside I do hope that I have made a difference.

Right now, all I want is to just watch a movie, read a book and just chill. I feel like I haven't done that in a long time. I've been begging for a vacation but I know that I can't possibly go now.

It seems all I've been doing lately is complain. I'm sorry. I don't mean to. It just comes out. I will stop. Now.

I met up with my college friends for a post-Christmas lunch. Fun times. I miss my friends. I see them every month but it's still different. I wish I can be with them everyday.

Backstreet Boys on Friday! Can't wait!


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Friday, January 06, 2006
Stole this from

What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
Open up a new business

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I never make any. I always seem to forget them so they never get done. Although, this year, I promised myself to practice self-control.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Two of my friends gave birth last year.

Did anyone close to you die?

What countries did you visit?
Ha! I never got to go out of town this year!

What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
Self-control definitely.

What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
February 20, 2005, the day we opened our store in Tagaytay.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Celebrating the 10th month anniversary of Mocha Blends Tagaytay last December 20, 2005.
Knowing that I can handle problems, especially under pressure.

What was your biggest failure?
My relationship with a family member

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nope. I drink Vitamin C everyday. As for injuries, I had really sore muscles but that's it.

What was the best thing you bought?
For myself? The spa treatments I had. Heaven!

Whose behavior merited celebration?
My staff

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
A person.

Where did most of your money go?
Clothes, CDs, food, Yellow Cab pizza, coffee, dessert.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Ursula (my laptop) and Ginger (my iPod). I can be very shallow at times.

What song(s) will always remind you of 2005?
You're Beautiful by James Blunt

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? -- happier.
ii. thinner or fatter? -- hopefully, thinner than before
iii. richer or poorer? -- richer, i think.

What do you wish you'd done more?
Be patient.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Less negativity.

How many one-night stands?

What was your favorite TV program?
THE O.C.! And Lost. And CSI Las Vegas.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

What was the best book you read?
The last book I re-read was The Waitress by Melissa Nathan. The last new book I read was Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Damien Rice.

What did you want and get?
A laptop and and iPod and a new coat.

What was your favorite film of this year?

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 25 last year. And I spent it at Nurture Spa. 3 hours of massages, scrubs and wraps. Heaven.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More breaks, or times off from work. I think I was overworked this year.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Eclectic. I never stuck with one look.

What kept you sane?
God. My family. My friends. Especially my friends.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

What political issue stirred you the most?
GMA and all issues involving her.

Who did you miss?
My friends.

Who was the best new person you met?
Several people in Tagaytay.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
God is always there to take care of you and me.

What was the nicest thing someone told you about yourself:
That I was a nice boss.

The most touching experience you've had this year?
Whenever my staff surprises with something good.

What did you like most about yourself this year?
I was always quick to think and act.

What did you hate most about yourself this year?
I wanted things to happen too fast and I forgot about other people.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"Don't forget, enjoy the ride."

Was 2005 a good year for you?
In a lot of ways, yes.

What was your favorite moment of the year?
When I went home to QC for new year and whenever I saw my friends.

What was your least favorite moment of the year?
When certain people, including myself, wallowed in too much negativity.

Where were you when 2005 began?
I was in QC with my family.

Who were you with?
My family.

Where will you be when 2005 ends?
I was in Tagaytay first but quickly spent the last hour, literally, in QC.

Who will you be with when 2005 ends?
I was with my family.

Do you have a New Year’s resolution for 2006?
To practice self-control.

What was your favorite month of 2005?

Did you lose anybody close to you in 2005?

Did you miss anybody in the past year?
My friends.

What was your favorite record from 2005?
The Killers - Hot Fuss, James Blunt - Back to Bedlam, Damien Rice - O, Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams

How many concerts did you see in 2005?

Did you drink a lot of alchohol in 2005?

Do a lot of drugs in 2005?
I drank Vitamin C everyday. Does that count?

You do anything you are ashamed of this year?

How much money did you spend in 2005?
If I'm being honest about it, 100k is probably no exaggeration.

What was your proudest moment of 2005?
Knowing that I can handle a business.

What was your most embarrassing moment of 2005?
None, I think.

If you could go back in time to any moment of 2005 and change something, what would it be?
Everything happens for a reason that's why I won't change anything.

What are your plans for 2006?
Train more people. Go back to school. Have a vacation!

How are you different now that the year has ended?
I'm more open and I'm more quick.

What are your wishes for the new year?
World peace. And peace of mind.


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