Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Love can free us from all excess, from our deepest debts, 'cause when our hearts are full we need much less.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Archery Trick - Tennis Version

My friend gave me this link the day it went out for the world to see. First thing I thought when I saw it, "Mmmkay." The Fed can do it 'cause he can really do it. I bet most professional tennis players have practiced accuracy their whole tennis lives. Unless he or she doesn't put any concern over service. However, it's an edited clip as speculators would claim, in any case, a hardcore fan would be fine with Roger Federer smashing a ball in his/her face. It's not like he served 200mph, wherein yes, I would definitely have a concussion afterwards.

With it being an ad, of course people speculated on its validity. Just like the Kobe Bryant car-jumping stunt.

MORAL: When it's too good to be true, it probably is.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Short Lines Series

I'm starting my short lines series. This is when the lines are just perfect for the moment and I don't like to explain why it's perfect for the moment. Get it? It's okay if you don't. Sometimes I don't get myself as well. =)

Sometimes they are from songs, sometimes they are from wherever and whoever.

No moral. It's a break from being too educational. HAHAHA.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

With Standard Lines, It's You

I'm still on training for my quest to be stone-hearted. However, there are still moments when I get struck by lightning.
If tomorrow never comes
I would want just one thing
I would tell it to the stars and the sun
I would write it for the world to see
And it's you
The light changes when you're in the room
Oh it's you

If tomorrow never comes
I would want just one wish
To kiss your quiet mouth
Trace the steps with my fingertips
And it's you
The light changes when you're in the room
Oh it's you

Oh it's you

Which of the bold faced lies will we use?
I hope that you're happy, you really deserve it,
this will be the best for us both in the end.

But your taste still lingers on my lips like I just placed them upon yours
and I starve for you.
But this new diet's liquid  and dulling to the senses.
And it's crude but it will do.

Which of the standard lines will we use?
I've been meaning to call you. I've just been so busy.
We'll catch up soon.
Let's make it a point to.
Meaningful songs with alluring melodies and short lyrics that get the message across. Thank you Michelle Branch and Dashboard Confessional for these perfect songs.

MORAL: It's that simple and complicated. It's you.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nicknames, AP

I give a lot of nicknames to people I meet. This is very evident to the new ones I get to interact with. Nicknames range from FatFngrs to Helicopter. Different people get to be associated to different names. This is not my way of mocking them or anything to elicit laughter or fun. If you think it is, that's a really far cry from good judgment.

I have for instance, a memory that takes time to imprint information I have acquired through my 5 senses. If I can't remember much right now, ask me again after a few weeks and I can describe things/events to you in vivid details, even my pulse rate when we were talking.

After the commercial break which is the paragraph above, my giving of nicknames is a way of helping me remember them. However, the real reason is that I don't want to call anyone else especially those whom I really want to remember, by names people usually call them which is their real names. It makes people special to me, not to be just someone I can remember or part of my network, but make someone memorable. Tumatatak.

(If you don't get it, let's say your name is Wednesday. Most likely, everyone will call you Wednesday because, duh, it's your name. Then I grow fond of you. Most probably I will give you a nickname and you can just count with your fingers how many times I'll call you Wednesday.)

In short, it's my form of endearment. :)

So if I call you by some other name (like Bazooka or Joker), it's a compliment from me. And compliments from me matter so much.

MORAL: Do not take things at first look. There is always a deeper meaning or reason for things. Or maybe not always, but most of the time there are.

And to end this short entry, here's a good photo. Thus, this entry also counts to my Pretty Beautiful entries.

Alex Pettyfer, you denature my proteins.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Draining Wallets for Stuffs

Krisis. Winnie Poohrita. I haven't been posting entries as much as I used to (just check out the archives in case you're wondering how much I post per month) because I have been preoccupied by other things like work and Swiper my personal laptop being on a slump. His freaking wifi is not working! He now works like an old desktop needing a LAN cable to connect to the oh-so-wonderful world wide web. Where's mobility when you want it?

So for the meantime, I have been using Tony (my work laptop) for all other things. I take it home, resulting to working even at home. Not complaining. I'm still enjoying it so no biggie. With my aunt and cousins visiting the country, I finally got hold of Kobe (my new external hard drive)! Hah! And being the awesome friend that I am, I also asked my aunt and uncle (who followed) to buy 2 more HDDs for 2 of my friends who can shell out money the fastest. I won't post my hard disk Kobe the Black Mamba's photo here for non-existent security purposes and impossible security threats.
She & Him's Volume One; Tony the EliteBook; The Submarines' Declare A New State!
Yet what's amazing is that I have successfully temporarily (until they release something new again) have in my hands both albums of The Submarines and She & Him! Hurrah! Don't get me started with "why still buy CDs when you can download them anyway?" because I think I have explained it before. It's like explaining why you still spend to eat McDonald's even if your brain and thighs know that it's unhealthy and packed with super yummy preservatives like having your body on formaline.

Time to cross out 3 items from my Death List. Yehba! (Wth is that interjection.)
Hard disk.
She & Him: Volume One
The Submarines: Declare A New State!

Who's broke now? Yet, I have Alanis Morisette to back me up. God bless you, Alanis and your beautiful words, and uhmm your frizzy hair.

I'm broke but I'm happy,
I'm poor but I'm kind.

MORAL: Money is just paper you give someone to give you something back that is not paper. Unless you really bought paper. Would you rather have a CD or just some colored paper with someone else's face on it? No, please don't think of this as a rhetorical question nor try answering it. It's just something I usually "ask" my friends when they're having thoughts of purchasing something they really like.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Eminem and Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie

I love the way you lie. It's one of those I hate that I love you songs. Oh, Rihanna sang both of them. I've been out of the loop lately and didn't go check out the music video the moment it was released. Eminem and Rihanna's song "Love the Way You Lie" is pretty good. The song's very easy on the ears, catchy melody, delightfully sang, and the lyrics are magnificent.

By the way, Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan (can you believe he was a Hobbit?) did a wonderful job in this video. They put the capital P in Psycho. (At first I thought he looked like the dude from True Blood.)

I've been one of the fans of Megan Fox (yes the girl from Transformers whose white pants didn't get dirty from all the running and explosion), she's like another version of Lindsay Lohan - acting's not so famazing but I watch anyway (sad truth). The music video is something you want to watch because of the actors and the cinematography. And also because of Rihanna and Eminem doing his usual thing: dancing/swaying while rapping. D/SWR beats HHWW (note: Holding Hands While Walking) in any day.

Here's some from verse 3:

Baby please come back, it wasn't you, baby it was me
Maybe our relationship isn't as crazy as it seems
Maybe that's what happens when a tornado meets a volcano
All I know is I love you too much to walk away though
Come inside, pick up the bags off the sidewalk
Don't you hear sincerity in my voice when I talk?
Told you this is my fault, look me in the eyeball
Next time I'm pissed I'll aim my fist at the drywall
Next time there won't be no next time
I apologize even though I know it's lies
I'm tired of the games I just want her back
I know I'm a liar if she ever tries to f**kin' leave again
I'ma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire

Now you know what I mean? That's hard-hitting!

MORAL: The human mind is very complex. They always say that. It just means people can be true wackos and we can present it as "very complex, very complicated." That's the way we roll.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

GRO: Glutton Right Out

Well, it also means guest relations officer or something.

Hello, August! I have saved a few drafts here as I haven't blogged for the longest time. However, this weekend has been sooo heavy for me (go figure).

We have 3 sets of balikbayans but only met those from my mom's side. First set is my aunt and her family from LA. Next is my cousin and his very pregnant wife from Singapore. Third is my dad's cousin from Hawaii.

Saturday (August 7) was very hectic. Lunch time get together, then I fell asleep after eating too much rice, soup, fish, and cake. My sister woke me up for merienda because they ordered pizza, mojos, and made a lot of popcorn. Lo, there were not enough mojos, chicken, and pizza as the kids just finished swimming and were famished. I fell asleep again because I was so full (this is what we call BABOY REFLEX - when you get sleepy after eating a lot). Then woke up to the sight of another delivery of MORE pizza, mojos, and dinner served. I swear there were too much pizza, mojos, popcorn, and cake that night. I ended with brewed coffee because I needed something to warm my stomach with. When I got home, I rushed to attend a friend's despedida and bought fastfood for them. Yes, I ate fries and dessert. %@#$%$^%$^ Fatty life. "Buhay baboy, binuksan ko," as my friend would say.

Sunday (August 8) came and I was still nursing my overfed stomach. I was woken up with an offer to have lunch at Serendra with both sets of balikbayans. Yay right?! My younger cousins were not fond of Thai food but I found it okay so I ended up eating a lot (Thai milk tea really has a place in my heart). After the ultra heavy lunch, my aunt wanted dessert so we walked to BHS and I had frozen yogurt. My younger cousins were not able to finish their desserts so I ended up eating half of the waffle ice cream and banana split. Hahahahaha. Such a glutton. I don't know why but my appetite's on hyperdrive. We got home and watched the Ateneo game when I fell asleep (note: Baboy Reflex kicked-in). My cousin called up and asked if we're good to go to Greenhills. The answer's: Of course! We walked (I thought it's my exercise moment) around then ordered my happy drink (iced White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks). More walking (to exercise the very pregnant wife) until dinner time. Sheesh. We had Chinese food and I had white rice galore because of the freaking good chili sauce. I swore if I ate something more I would barf right then and there.

And that's the weekend life of a glutton who's out to entertain relatives coming home to the Philippines.

MORAL: Family is more important than your weight.