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As always, in bits and pieces

And incoherent bits at that.

I realised that I could never be at peace with my Tumblr still active, so letting it die. I have to get through the 27 days of not touching it to be rid of it forever, and so far so good. Same with Twitter. Considered closing down the Facebook too, but that's how I keep in touch with my family, most of which are quite far away, so that's a no-go. And what about this LJ? Well, all that'll help me get some writing done has to stay, so stay it must.

A few weeks ago I helped bake a Devil's Food Cake at my friend Kyle's house, and the baking bug has bitten hard. Kyle came over to our place in Laguna and taught me all about baking powders and tartars and food colouring, and we managed to create Maroonies (maroon-coloured brownies with cream cheese frosting). That frosting was INTENSE. Absatively fantastic, if I could eat it all day without fear of developing diabtes, I would. Now I'm saving up for my own handmixer, after I buy my mom a hot shower system for the bathroom, in preparation for the nippy Janaury mornings in this tropical anomaly. I really want to make a French Apple Pie, and then a Cherry Pie, and then, experiment with a Green Mango Pie XD

Physically, August has not been a good month. The onslaught of would-be storms and floods messed with my jogging routine, let alone with the lives and livelihoods of many Flips. Add that to the increasing pile of work and deadlines before this year's Y4iT event (which people should totally go to), it's enough to make someone hurl in stress (which I've almost done in numerous occasions). But I highly enjoy the work and the company and the vision, and I love the fact that I can introduce myself as a government agent XD

Which brings us to the next random tidbit: Jeremy Renner. I mean, my husband. I mean, my hero, who I've put on a pedestal and has absolutely no obligation to be perfect for his fans, he just is. And even if he wasn't anymore, he still is. See? No longer making sense. First it was at Ghost Protocol, and then it ballooned, simply ballooned in Bourne Legacy, which everyone I watched it with said sucked, but I've seen it twice and there was no point in the whole film that was even remotely bad. Everyone's allowed to have their opinion :D

Segue-ing to: Aamir Khan. I've only really seen two films so far: Taare Zameen Par and Three Idiots, and he was fantastic in both. I'm a little bit apprehensive about the Dhoom movie, but hey, I'll give Bollywood Jason Isaacs all the time he needs to impress me again.* u * His movies are always these idealistic bits of dancing and singing and freeing your mind and finding your own passions and intelligences. Which is all fine and feel-good for 2 and a half hours, but then you feel down after because you know the world is not built that way. But hey, that's the world.

Hunter x Hunter 2011 is going really fast, which I don't mind at all to be honest~ The Genei Ryodan Arc is in full swing, with the latest episode ending with Ubogin in Kurapika's chains :)) 'Twas always amusing to watch the smallish Kurapika have the hulking Ubogin at his mercy :)) The animation isn't as good as the original, but it's not as bad as the Greed Island arc and it seems maintainable XD Plus that final scene in the latest episode shows that they can still make top-notch illustrations, and will do so on the more intense moments XDI'm just looking forward to what they will do when they get to the Chimera Ant arc. I'm looking forward to when Togashi gets better and shows us what Kurapika's been up to that he has no time to visit his friends at such a critical point in their lives =| Maybe Leorio will get a punch in.

Hunter is the only anime I watch, but because of it I've really been on a doodling roll. Stuff's uploaded on an anon account somewhere for the sake of posterity, and I find it refreshing that I'm only drawing for me now~ It may not be good, but it's mine :) I've been playing with Promarkers (which most of my money gets spent on), and I haven't even begun to develop a technique, just mushing the colors around :)) One of my favorite subjects, aside from Kurapika and Jeremy Renner, is Illumi. Illumi will always be my favorite Hunter character * u *

Suits is over for the year. In some ways I feel thank-goodness-its-over-for-now because I cannot handle the weekly torture :) At least there's something fun to look forward to in the coming of Doctor Who. If I have time :))

Time. Time to read, time to think about things aside from work, time to learn how to play frisbee properly (yes, I know that's not the name of the sport), time to doodle, time to bake, time to play with my dog, time to travel, time to teach, time to spend with my family, time to get to know God, time to breathe and just appreciate life because of life. Because I'm blessed to be alive. In the past, I've been too wrapped up in fiction that I forgot to live in my own story, which made it difficult for me to write it.

And it shall be written. By the grace of God, I'll write it for the right reasons, in the right form.

Aaaaand we have our salad. :)

A Sound of Thunder

LJ looks a bit different o:

That said, I'm sorry I neglected you for so long ;^; It's all Tumblr's fault, with its swift posting style that gives instant gratification D: (TUMBLRS HERE: lakalakalove and thebloodyqueen /o/) But nevertheless! You are my one true home, dear LJ. I've been on you since 2003, and this particular account since 2007. Eight and five years @.@ I'll probably compile all of this into a real book and give it to my adopted children when I die.

I checked my archives, and the very first post I made on this account was about this:

Okay, so let's write something!

Finals week for the DLSC children /o/ meaning a steady flow of papers are coming in and a week to compute their grades. Which is really fine, but if I want to be able to go out this weekend, I'll have to finish as much of it as I can this Thursday. 

My cousins also came home from Canda this month, after more than 15 years of living there. The last time we saw each other, we were petty little children, and now we're old and all ship Erik/Charles. It's brilliant.

LIVE AIDS: Magpasikat na! One Night Only!

While the last few months lacked significant film-watching (things confined only to POTC4, XMFC and HP7.2 - oh, but yeah! Mr. Popper's Penguins! - but I still want to watch Captain America, Conan, Planet of the Apes and Babae sa Septic Tank), I was able to go immerse myself in other forms of visual entertainment. First was this year's LIVE AIDS: MONO, to which Ate Cris treated me to. She's been inviting me to go for ages, since I was an undergrad freshman, and finally a couple of weeks ago I found an opportunity to do so. It was completely hilarious, and I just wish more AME people could have gone ;^; Dabz would have been immensely inspired with all the puns incorporated in the show XD

While the people I was with were great (Dad and Step-Mom and a stray lol), I have to admit that I saw some undesirables. I don't have any personal beef with them really, aber family is family. I don't think they recognized me though. Last Christmas, my cousin invited one of her team mates to the family dinner, and he said he had no idea it was me before we spoke. Apparenlty I changed that much ^^;

Before we went to LIVE AIDS, we tripped over to Trinoma first because the frame of my glasses broke and Dad wanted to get me new ones. And then I saw Ian, and we had a sort of, um, hump-in-public D:. BUT I MISSED YOU BOY~! <3 He was with three lovely ladies though, so I don't think he missed me that much =))

After the show (such a disjointed post), they took me home. To my house. In Laguna. Such a random road trip it was, and really, thank you Dad ;^; That was a brilliant night to put into my memory bank <3

Eiga Sai

I haven't seen a film for Eiga Sai since I was an undergrad, so I took the opportunity to watch one of the films FREE last Friday. We were able to catch one entitled Chef of the South Polar

IT WAS HILARIOUS. And heartbreaking at the same time. And brilliant! I mean, how can you make the audience relate to 7-8 men living together in the South Pole, doing scientific research? And the food element was very well-handled. It had such a singularly Japanese feel to it, the bits that have nested in our hearts as values we would have wanted to imbibe in our own culture, like the desire to do work, whatever it may be, perfectly for the sake of the people we love.

The next day was a cooking spree. I made two different pasta dishes, and then had Rocky brought to the soccer field, where he sprayed mud all over. But despite the dirt, it was such a joy watching him run around freely and exhausting himself and making new friends <3 In the evening was a quiet viewing of LOTR 1 and other random movies, which rolled over into the next day :)) It was a good weekend. It was a really good one. I can't express enough how good it was. I even greeted Cherrytree with welcome arms, it was that good * - *

But then real life caught up with me, so @.@

I do hope everyone in this flist is alright > . < Some of you guys may have already gotten your Pottermore emails and are rejoicing, others maybe waiting in high anticipation for Let's Kill Hitler, while others are just slaving away to the demands of the world with little to look forward to. Don't despair! Friends are here! Even if I myself have a big old pile of steaming you-know-what in my inbox, I'm always here to be an ear for all of you ;^;

Miss you all so much. Let's talk more!

Show me your soul

Leave me an anonymous comment pouring your heart out. Tell me your stories, your secrets, those things no one ever asks but you wish to tell. Tell me about your love, your hate, your indifference, your joy. Tell me about what's inside of you when you're reading through these entries on your friends list, and tell me why you continue to come back here. Tell me what you really think of me or yourself. Tell me anything.

Post anonymously. Speak honestly. Post as many times as you like. IP logging is off.

Go. Maybe I can help you with something in the future! Or you can ask that one thing you've always wanted to ask. Or maybe we can just dance ~o~


The Quarter Century looms ever nearer.

July is half-over, and I realised I haven't really made up my mind on what I want to do for this year. There are so many things/factors/people/opportunities pulling me in different directions, and because of this I've stagnated. In the course of the next months, I need to keep to my battle plan.

1. LS and RJ
2. MA Thesis
3. Document preparations for what I need to prepare for
4. My own writing/reading
5. Rocky
As such, I need to limit things I do from what I want to what I need. Even thinking about not seeing you guys for a long time makes me want to vomit whatever air is in my stomach.
I remembered reading this on the first pages of Sloppy Firsts, and it seemed apt, being an agent-on-remote. I appended it as needed.

Totally Guilt-Free Guidelines for Keeping in Touch:

1. Snail-mail once a month. --> it would be great to receive actual letters

2. Call once a week.

3. E-mail/IM/Phone message once a day.

Remember: ONLY IF YOU WANT TO. The minute our correspondence becomes obligatory, there’s no point in keeping touch at all.
Please leave your full addresses in the comments (screened). It would be great to write letters to everyone <3

Please Sing to Me

I saw A Knight's Tale again on HBO not too long ago. It was one of those movies that ingrained some bits of ideology in me at a young age, however shallow. Plus it has one of my favorite Heath Ledger roles, sometimes more than his Ennis Delmar (and in very close competition to his Joker). A big plus is its supporting cast, which included Alan Tudyk (of Firefly fame) and Paul Bettany, who with Russel Crowe gave me some of my first tastes in bromance. I actually watched this film in the theater, as a birthday treat with some of my friends when I was in high school.
The writing of the dialogue is inspired, with an easy mixture of humorous and graceful language. But probably the best part for me was when the Ulrich gang was composing the letter for Jocelyn, putting in bits from their own hearts and experiences, so precise and yet also so universal.

My dearest Jocelyn,

It is strange to think, I haven't seen you since a month.
I have seen the new moon, but not you.
I have seen sunsets and sunrises, but nothing of your beautiful face.
The pieces of my broken heart are so small that they can be passed through the eye of a needle.
I miss you like the sun misses the flower; like the sun misses the flower in the depths of winter.
Instead of beauty to direct its light to, the heart hardens like the frozen world your absence has banished me to.

I next compete in the city of Paris, I will find it empty and in the winter if you are not there.
Hope guides me, it is what gets me through the day and especially the night.
The hope that after you're gone from my sight, it will not be the last time that I look upon you.

With all the love that I possess, I remain yours. The knight of your heart.
This is the letter, Men . Brings tears to my eyes every time. ;O;
Another part of the film I adore is the joust between William and Edward, the Black Prince of Wales (and yes, I remember the title, it just seemed so sexy *u*). While all the other knights withdrew when they found out that Edward was in disguise to join the tournament, William understood the Prince's plight and gave him what both of them wanted.
Edward: Well fought, Sir Ulrich. As it was in Rouen.
William: And you also, Prince Edward.
Edward: You knew me. And still you rode?
William: It is not in me to withdraw.
Edward: Nor me.
My VCD of this movie is probably the one with the most scratches. There was a time I watched it every day in the summer. Now I have this nasty cold, and there's nothing I'd like more than to curl up in bed with a cup of mushroom soup and that film on TV.
Spent the weekend with Men and AMEfags watching X-Men: First Class for the second time, plus going into an unusually lengthy and amusing conversation with Wen in our half-drugged states. Then yesterday, Kyle, Boss , Wonwon , Ochan's Eleven and Carloli drove up to Sta. Rosa for an evening of tea and crumpets (well, it was more of Jamaican patties, fish and chips, and coffee). The trip in itself was fun, with everyone thinking of taglines for -------. Kwentong Barburu still tops the list in my book. I hope you enjoyed it guys (it was maybe a 45 minute drive from Ateneo, go figure). I think Rocky is now infatuated with Boss. Come again soon!
Yesterday, we also received the news that Ali's dad had died. I met Ali on my first (and only, as of the moment) cosplay photoshoot for Yami no Matsuei, with no idea that she was part of the RE Men , Andi and Kaarina were always talking about at the time. She was lively, and I took to her immediately. I really pray that she and her family will have peace all through this event in their lives, and that her father has also found his place in the land of God.
Our word of the day is TRUDGING, as defined by PB's Chaucer:
Uh... trudging. You know, trudging? To trudge: the slow, weary, depressing yet determined walk of a man who has nothing left in life except the impulse to simply soldier on.

At first, all I could think of during this scene was "Oh, Paul Bettany's buttocks."

Is it spot on?

The Sonnet
Deliberate Gentle Love Dreamer (DGLD)

Romantic, hopeful, and composed. You are the Sonnet. Get it? Composed?
Sonnets want Love and have high ideals about it. They’re conscientious people, caring & careful. You yourself have deep convictions, and you devote a lot of thought to romance and what it should be. This will frighten away most potential mates, but that’s okay, because you’re very choosy with your affections anyway. You’d absolutely refuse to date someone dumber than you, for instance.

Your exact female opposite:
Genghis Khunt

Random Brutal Sex Master

Lovers who share your idealized perspective, or who are at least willing to totally throw themselves into a relationship, will be very, very happy with you. And you with them. You’re already selfless and compassionate, and with the right partner, there’s no doubt you can be sensual, even adventurously so.
You probably have lots of female friends, and they have a special soft spot for you. Babies do, too, at the tippy-top of their baby skulls.



The Loverboy (RGLM)


The 5-Night Stand (DBSM)The False Messiah (DBLM)The Hornivore (RBSM)

But I'm afraid of babies ;^; I might break them or something :<




Please support our class's play. If you can't make it, please send out positive vibrations ;^;

Uguu after this I'll be able to breathe freely.


stop it. STOP IT.

your head says no. your HEART says NO. even your dog says no.

yet you still do it. you never learn.

story of my life.

Mar. 22nd, 2011

 The Singathon Meme is still ongoing! (although ravyn_ashling 's request is still on hold, because I don't have the time to listen to the songs she requested yet OH LORD GIVE ME TIME).

Answering some of my pending memes while I wait for the bathroom to be free:

7 Deadly Sins, 30-Day Meme etc.Collapse )
SO. I am totally going insane with all the things I still need to do before flying off to HKLand for, guess what, MORE WORK. And Kyle Kyle Kyle don't desert  me I want to get lost with you ;^; Just do a quick side trip to my side of SEA so we can climb Buddha Mountain!
THIS WEEK. Thinking about this week causes unbearable knots in my stomach and my chest and my HEAD I just want to get KO'd and wake up in time for the AME Outing -.- (which we will get back to later).
My schedule:
March 22
-DLSC from 1300-2000
-RJ from 2130-2330
March 23
-Writing from 0600-1400
-Choir for a Wake Service from 1700-2100
-Writing if still needed
March 24
-DLSC from 1300-2000
-RJ from 2130-2330
-Cramming my writing until the next day
March 25
-make out with the Tambayan for 8 hours
After this week, work will be relatively lighter. RELATIVELY
March 28-April 1 - Finish checking all papers
April 2 - Induction and Georg Tag! <3
April 4 - Dress Rehearsal for the final INTROTA perf
April 6 - Performance 1
April 7 - Performance 2 (with AME attendees wheeeeeeee <3)
April 12 - Final Exam for Profel2
and then...
APRIL 15-16 - SUNNIN' AND FUNNIN' MIT AME YEAH! I call dibs on first Diego-pool-push
April 17 - Prepare documents and luggage
April 18 - Going going gone.
Congratulations to the 2011 Graduates! <3 You guys be so awesome!
[in the previous entry, I quoted one of the songs from an original musical I saw with my students a few weeks ago. It just really struck me because, for some reason, I feel that way. Sana'y may mabalikan. I've been feeling like a lost kite recently, with no anchor tying me down. My mom says it's a good thing, not being too attached to anything/anyone, but, in the end, I want to be able to go home to something.] 



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