Monday, December 20, 2010

11 things for 2011

Found this cool site that generates random New Year's Resolution. Out of boredom, I tried it out and decided to have eleven random things to do in the year 2011.

This is easy! HAHA

Will do. :)

Think about what? Uhm, maybe future plans..

But but, I don't add strangers on FB!

I rarely get late! :P

I don't gamble. :)) But fine, I'll try to win it. Haha

I love this! Happiness everywhere!!

We don't have a garage!!! WAHAHA

Where to start? :P

Save Mother Earth. :)


Sunday, December 19, 2010

On commitment

But think about this. Deepening intimacy without defining a level of commitment is dangerous. It's like going mountain climbing with a partner who isn't sure she wants responsibility of holding your rope. When you've climbed two thousand feet up a mountain face, you don't want to have a conversation about how she feels "tied down" by your relationship. In the same way, many people experience deep hurt when they open themselves up emotionally and physically only to be abandoned by someone who proclaims he's not ready for a "serious commitment".
-Joshua Harris, I Kissed Dating Goodbye
I swear, every word in this paragraph helped me understand about the importance of commitment  in every relationship. No one wants to be abandoned and left out especially when much has been invested in the relationship. Committing without thinking and reflecting properly can only result to hurting yourself, the other person or both parties. That's inevitable.  
Put into simple terms, committing to someone is a big risk. You have to expect every possibility how you're relationship will turn out. Then comes, enduring all of it. The moment you signed up for it, there is no turning back. You already gambled on it. It will be great if you win, but what if you don't?  There's always two sides of the coin, remember? :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

First Morning 2010

Today, December 16, is the first morning of the Misa de Gallo (Rooster's Mass). It is one of the customs in the Philippines that being practiced for centuries.

This is my 8th year of attending the Misa de Gallo and I'm proud of it! For the first time, in 8 long years, I didn't attend mass in our parish, San Nicolas de Tolentino. Instead, I went to Redemptorist Church near Mango. We usually go there every Sundays with my family so the place isn't foreign to me. Their mass starts at five in the morning which is a bit late compared to other parishes that starts their mass at 4:30 am.

I was accompanied with my friend, Lyndon. He said it was his first morning mass but I doubt it. Haha. Since he arrived a bit late, we settled near the front door of the church. We were standing the whole time and fighting very hard not to sleep but instead be participative during the mass.. and we succeeded! (I guess.) :))

After the mass, we walked to Jollibee (Raintree Mall) to have breakfast. I had pancakes and he had a hotdog breakfast meal.  I lost my appetite after a few bites with the pancakes so he ended up eating it. Wahahaha.

Walked across Robinson's to wait for my jeep then we parted ways. I went home to change and get ready for work and I'm pretty sure he is now sleeping as I type this... :P

// Waking up early in the morning is not your thing. And you barely had two hours of sleep but still you went with me to church today.. So, for that, THANK YOU! :)

Monday, December 13, 2010


A few months back, a friend of mine tagged me on a note in Facebook about "50 things you probably don't know about me". There's a rule that once you get tagged, you're supposed to make one for yourself and the cycle goes on. Finally, I decided to make this but I rather post it here than in Facebook. :P

  1. I don't eat beef. :P
  2. I grew up in a broken family. My Mama raised me alone. 
  3. I envy watching other kids who are close with their fathers.
  4. I have naturally curly hair but as I grow up it eventually became wavy and close to being straight. (I curled it just recently out of boredom)
  5. I sometimes wish I had a younger brother/sister.
  6. I have half-siblings in my father's side but I only know one.
  7. I hate waiting!!!
  8. I can switch from good mood to a bad mood in a just a snap.
  9. I easily get irritated when I'm hungry or walking under the heat of the sun. I tend to be extremely quiet during this times.
  10. I am picky with food. :))
  11. I love surprises. 
  12. I'm such a loser when it comes to art. Haha.
  13. Food always cheers me up.
  14. ..But sometimes I can go on for a day or days without eating rice meal. 
  15. I really, really want to get rid of my last name.
  16. ..And I hate people calling me with my last name. Haha.
  17. I also hate people misspelling my name.
  18. My face is the fattest part of my body, I think. Hahaha.
  19. I secretly wish I had a nice nose. :)) My family used to call me "pislat" when I was a kid and I really get pissed.
  20. When I meet someone new, the first thing I notice or look at is their nose. I'm weird like that.
  21. I usually don't bring money when I'm out with my family. :P
  22. Before, I was really eager to drive but now I rarely drive. :))
  23. I am very ticklish. So please, for the love of God don't tickle me. HAHA
  24. When bored, I go to random people's FB or blog. Hahaha. Stalker?
  25. I am a big basketball fan. Haha. NBA: Boston Celtics. PBA: San Miguel Beermen.
  26. I started to watch tennis because of Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova.
  27. I switch channels everytime, and that usually irritates my Mama.
  28. I hate it when someone yells at me. It really pisses me of.
  29. I sometimes can be anti-social. There are times that I will just completely ignore someone at any given moment.
  30. There are certain persons that when I see them, it ruins my day. Haha. I don't know why. :))
  31. I basically know most of my classmates names. Haha. I'm observant. :))
  32. I laugh even at the smallest things. HAHA
  33. I can't do poker face. :| (..but I'm practicing)
  34. I've never been on an airplane.
  35. I can't sleep without a "tanday". :))
  36. I wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer but I ended up with IT. 
  37. When I say I don't like you, I really don't like you. End of story.
  38. I rarely forgive and forget. :P
  39. I am a frustrated singer. Hahaha. I really wish I had a good voice. :))
  40. I used to be an athlete back when I was in Grade School; track and field. HAHA I remember winning the 400 or 800 meter dash. :))
  41. I love fries!!!
  42. I can spend my whole day reading. :)
  43. I love birthdays especially mine. HAHA 
  44. I'm not into powdered milks, only fresh milk. :))
  45. I sing and dance in the bathroom. Hahaha. My bathroom song is Forevermore by Side A. :))
  46. I tend to face the mirror while I'm brushing my teeth. :))
  47. Out of all the vegetables, my favorite is squash. 
  48. I don't eat okra!
  49. I have a phobia wearing real earrings since Grade five when my earrings got snatched inside our school. I cried a lot not because of the earrings but because I am afraid my Mama will get mad at me. Haha 
  50. I hate the word "chill".

Thursday, December 2, 2010

You Become Your Own Self

I'm turning 21 in six days. Wooot~!

Back when I was still a kid, I calculate years and imagine myself what will I become by then. If I remember it right, I thought that I am out of college and now working as a nurse or a teacher. I wanted to be a nurse before like my Auntie who lives in the States and a teacher like my Mom. I might also have a boyfriend by this time.

But as you can see, neither of the things I thought when I was a child happened. I am still in College. I am not taking up Nursing nor Education. And lastly, I am single. The old me might be disappointed by now but I'm happy on how things turned out.  It's funny when you're young and what you wanted was to pattern your life to someone else's; it might be one of your family members or other people who you look up to. But when you grow up and mature, you make your own decisions/choices and slowly you become your own self.

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Changed my blogger theme for the nth time again. Yay! Will stick with this theme from now on. I like this. It's simple and sleek. :D:D:D

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The New Haven to Captured Memories

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I logged in to my tumblr account (click here) today. I haven't updated my tumblr since July. Left the site since it was getting crowded and too many reblogs from other people. I might be using Tumblr again though for photo blogging. ;)

Update : While I was reading my past posts, I realized that this account doesn't suit me now. So, I made another one. Visit it here. It's still empty though. Will update it tonight. :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Singleness is a Blessing~

I'm halfway done reading Joshua Harris' I Kissed Dating Goodbye. For months, I have been looking for that book since I started reading its sequel, Boy Meets Girl and finally it is now available at National Bookstore and costs 195php. 

Because of the book, I've come to realize that Singleness is a blessing from God. It is a season in one's  life to reconnect and strengthen one's relationship to Him. You don't have to rush things up, you just have to trust Him and everything will fall into place at His right time. There is a time for everything, like when snow appears during the winter and leaves starting to fall on autumn. He has His perfect timing that neither you nor I knows. Trust in Him and you will be blessed. Believe~

OJT General Assembly

We had our OJT General Assembly yesterday. The meeting was about having a Year End Party on December 18th (tentative date). Majority attended and voted to have the party inside the company premises, which I think is definitely boring. The agreed contribution for the party is 150php including the food which will be catered. And then, no exchanging gifts. How is that? Duh! 

I was picked as the representative from our school (thanks to Arlen) which is tasked to coordinate with the other representatives and event organizers and disseminate any updates regarding the party to my school mates; in that case, Arlen and Rag2. We are only three from USC here and the coordinator said that we'll be having a presentation per school during the party. Isn't that really unfair? I swear, I wouldn't perform for them. Hahaha!

With regards with the tentative date, I think Arlen and I can't make it. It's my Grandfather's birthday on that day and it's her brother's birthday too. If there are any chances that the party will be moved to an earlier date, then that would be fine. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Book Cravings

Is there such thing as book cravings? If there is, then that's what I'm having right now. I want to read good books but I don't have the luxury of time and money. Too bad, isn't it? Haaay. Maybe, I can make amends to my daily schedule/routine to make time for reading but still I don't have the money. Haha! I am currently bankrupt as we speak since I just bought a camera last weekend. Oh well, I couldn't wait for the next pay day or maybe I can ask my mom to buy me a book?! Hmmm.. /winks

And also, my Birthday is coming up. Twenty-two more days and I'll be turning twenty-one. I am getting old but as what I've read somewhere, "Age is just an issue of the mind and matter. If you don't mind it, it won't matter". Wahaha. What a great excuse. :p 

This year, I want to celebrate my birthday with my family and as well as my "friends". Friends who have always been there for me through good times and bad times. What's the point of spending your special day with people who aren't that special to you or those who you'd see and hear about when there are events coming up and not when you just need someone to talk to about anything? Think about it. I know I have a point on this. :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

At long last!

It's Saturday and our teacher said that we will not be having classes today. Yay! ..but we are diligent students so we decided to start working on our project at David's place in Talamban.. Haha.

Arlyn and I taking a picture break. Haha

We finished around 12:00 noon and we were both off to Ayala. Bought something there too. :p

While making our purchase. :)

Then we had lunch at TDF! Weee. Cheesecake, love love. Haha!

So full already.

After 3 months of delay, Thank you! Haha

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Am I skinny? I think not. In fact, I've been gaining weight for the past month. But my friends say otherwise. They say I'm skinny and I firmly disagree with that. Hahaha! I still even have fats in my stomach area. No abs = not skinny. Hahaha. MY definition of skinny is like Kim Chiu, a local artist here in our country. She's like skin and bones. No fats, even a gram can be found in her body. Really, she is that thin. :p

/This is really a random post. I don't know what else to do. It's already past nine in the morning and the regulars are not here yet at the office. It's just me and the other OJT; he's from Luzon and I don't really speak tagalog that good so it's better to just keep quiet. Hahaha!
/My life is kinda boring...

I've been singing that to myself since I arrived here in the office and I can't help but ask myself if it (my life) really is boring.. Uhmm.. I've been juggling work and school now since classes have already started this week. I am expecting to graduate five months from now. Yay!

School has already started last Monday and so far my teachers are kinda "boring" too or maybe because of the subject. I don't know, really. And also, I don't like all of my classmates. Hahaha. I miss our batch. Tsk! But anyway, I have nothing to do with them. I'm at school to learn and that is what I'm supposed to do and nothing else. Besides, I have Arlen with me all the time. We have our own little world at school. Hahaha!

Work is sometimes challenging and sometimes not. It really depends on what tasks our TL gives me. It is usually writing small programs to automate their process to make work efficient. Most of the time I don't have anything to do. That's what I least like here, no work. I just sit here and do other stuffs with the computer like surfing the internet. But hey, there are a lot of limitations in internet browsing here. For one, Facebook is blocked. Yes, it is blocked. Haha! Sometimes, other OJTs send me instant messages and when I feel like replying, I do and if not, I'm sorry. :p Can you guess who is my constant companion and chat mate here at work? Well, it is still Arlen. It's always Arlen. Haha.

After school or work we sometimes go to Ayala and just roam around, window shopping and then we're headed home. At home, I either watch television or surf the internet. I do the latter more like every night until I go to sleep. All day, I face the computer and I never get tired of it. Haha! Good thing, I took a computer related course which is BS Information Technology. :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Yeah, that's me over there. Haha. That was taken a few years back (I still have my short hair.) and edited by a friend. I look funny instead of scary, right? Haha.

It's the time of the year that we, Filipinos remember our departed loved ones. Today, the whole family went to Queen City Memorial Gardens to visit our family members who already died. We brought candles, flowers and prayed the Holy rosary there. 
When the heat was already unbearable, we decided to go and eat our lunch somewhere. Went to Family Choice, Royal Concourse, Ayala but they were all close for the holiday. So we were off to our last resort, SM and waited for a couple of minutes for them to open along with a lot of people. We had Chinese for lunch (brunch in my case) at Flavors of China at the Northwing. Then we were headed home. :)

//OT: I think I might cut my hair short again since it's becoming dry already or some hot oil treatment will help. >.<

Friday, October 1, 2010

Not yet Ready

Relationship. Commitment. I don't think I'm ready for that stuffs yet. It's just that my friend is having a dilemma about that things and I know I'm not "mature" enough to handle those. Haha. I'm not saying, I'm immature or what but I'm just too in love with my life right now. I have all the time for myself, for my family and for my friends. 'Cause I know when you're already in a relationship, there will always be compromises and divided attention.

This is what I love being single. No one to control me. No one to tell my whereabouts except my Mother. Haha. I can do whatever I want whenever I can without thinking what the other will say or feel. I control my own life and manage my time. And most especially, to be spared from all the drama brought about relationships. No hassles; just me being happy, carefree.

Yes, I admit there were times that I wished and hoped to have that special someone. I've always been praying that to God but I think He hasn't given that someone to me because He knows, it's not yet the right time.

So for the mean time, I'll just continue to make the best of what I have now until that special someone comes along... :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

South Trip on a Sunday

We went to the Sanctuary of Mama Mary at Simala, Sibonga today. The place really changed a lot since the last time we were there. Mama Mary's house is spacious already though the construction isn't done yet. It's like a castle. That wouldn't be possible if it weren't for all Mama Mary's devotees.

Mama Mary

[R-L: Josef, Me, Mama, Justin]


Mama Mary's Sanctuary

Another pic. :p

Then we got lost in Argao looking for the beach we used to go to. Haha. We ended up staying at some park in Argao. :)) Better luck next time.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


I've always loved Basketball and I've always been a huge fan of the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA. I grew up watching their team and all. So whenever they come here in Cebu to play or whatever, I'll always grab that chance to see them!! 

So last friday, they were here for a Charity game against the CESAFI All-stars. I watched their game with good friends, Kim and Ron. :D

They were all adorable!!! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take good pictures with them since we were at the Lower box not in the Ring side. Boo~ Here are some pics...

The Beermen

Jay Washington

Danny Seigle

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I love to Read

I was able to read and finish two books this month. Ever since I always loved to read but I wasn't really serious about it until now. It all started when I always go to National Bookstore after my OJT shift scanning for books that caught my attention. It's mostly about love though. Haha. I've always been a self-confessed hopeless romantic but I never really show it to people openly. I'm just not comfortable showing and expressing my feelings and all. :P

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
This is actually the first book I own. Haha. Bought it late August since I was soo interested with the story and aside from the fact that it's a Best Seller. While I was reading it, I found myself falling in love with Elizabeth Gilbert as an author and as a person. She never fails to amaze me on how she writes down her thoughts and how brave she was to travel alone and discover who she really is as a person after such a bad divorce and  a depressing break-up then found a new love in the end. Isn't it sweet? She found her true love in a place where she least expects it. I can't wait to watch the movie based on this book. I can't seem to imagine Julia Roberts playing as Elizabeth. Hmmm. :)

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
My cousin introduced me with this one. The title is so catchy. How Mitch Albom wrote the book was soo unique. It was quite short though. It's good for one day read. Haha. I just finished it today actually. Reading has been one of my past times while I sit here facing the computer and got nothing to do for the whole day at work. Haha. Without this, I could have died with boredom. Haha. You'll really learn and realize things about life while reading this book; Reality regarding death and life.


[L-R: Kim, Arlyn, Me, Ron]

Since I haven't blogged for quite some time now and I can't seem to sleep tonight, I'll just blog about these guys in the picture. Heee. :3

They're my closest friends that I've met in College aside from Arlen that I've known way back in high school. I feel so blessed to have these persons to share my laughter, tears and what-not's about life. From the smallest things that make me laugh til the serious matters I deal with life. They really bring out the worst and best in me. Haha! I already said this on Facebook but I'll just say this again here, "Though I don't have the ONE, I'm still thankful to have you three."

Arlyn. As mentioned I met her way back in high school. We were classmates in our Freshmen year. We weren't that close before until our paths crossed again in College. She's my best friend and one that I can really consider as part of our family. I tell her just about anything and everything about my life. She's the long lost sister I never had. :P

Ron. The guy that keeps joking and laughing about the tiniest mistakes that you make. Haha. Before I always lose my temper when he jokes but now I kinda get used to it, I think. Though he seems to be happy and all but deep inside I  know he's not. Bwahaha. I really thought before when we were not yet friends, he's some serious guy who doesn't have a life and the guy with a poker face. Hahaha. But I was absolutely, WRONG!

Kim. The ideal guy who seems to be so good and all but gradually learns to be small-brained. Haha! Yes he is ideal for me since he doesn't have any vices aside from loving too much like Ron. Haha. I really thought guys were drama-less until I met them. :P He's a true example of a gentleman. No joke. I really wish that I'll meet someone with the same qualities as Kim. Haha!

Thanks for coming into my life! :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Formspring Me~

I added my resurrected formspring account here, see left panel. I'm looking forward to answer any of your questions. :p BTW, I still have to blog about our Acquaintance 2010 once I get a copy of the pictures from my cousins camera. =)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chelsea Clinton's Wedding Poem

As I was browsing Yahoo! News, I bumped into an article about the poem that was read in Chelsea Clinton's wedding to Marc Mezvinsky. It's soo touching and full of meaning. It is written by the late British poet Leo Marks, and the poem goes like this:

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause

For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours
And yours

Isn't it sweet? Especially when read on your wedding. Awww.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

1st Week of August

My first week of August is a hectic one. -.-

It's my Grandmother's birthday on Tuesday. She's supposed to be admitted in the hospital today but she insisted not to and push through with her birthday celebration. On that day, her children and her co-teachers before will be eating out. I probably can't come with them because I have classes on 1:30pm. Tsk. Then there'll be a mini salo-salo at her place on the afternoon with the family. :)

We'll be passing our Case Study on August 5 and I haven't started with it! Haha! Yey for procrastination. I already have links for my references but I haven't laid out my thoughts on MS Word. Haay. I should start tomorrow morning. Promise. ;)

The day after that will be our Acquaintance Party, themed "The Celebration" 4:30pm at the Grand Convention Center. I have OJT that day; will probably duty in the morning then prepare for the party on the afternoon. I still don't have something to wear though. Haha! I'll go outfit hunting this week with Arlyn for sure. :D

Then on Saturday morning, we'll be having our first examination on our Software Engineer subject. Coverage will be from the beginning until the discussion last meeting. Gawwd. D:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Colbie Caillat

Her songs really soothes me. And at times I feel that the songs she's singing is for me. Awww. Here are a few favorites:

I Never Told You
"And now, I miss everything about you
Can't believe that I still want you
and after all the things we've been through
I miss everything about you
Without you"

"So go on go on and break my heart
I'll be okay there's nothing you can do to me
That's ever gonna hurt me"

I Won't
"'Cause when you took my heart you took it all
When you gave it back it feel apart so
I won't do what you told me
I won't do what you said, no
I'm not gonna stop feeling
I'm not gonna forget it"

These songs are in her Breakthrough album. She's such a talented gal, right? =)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Accidental Mail

Last week, I accidentally sent a blank mail to the whole OJTs in our company. Careless, I know. Thinking about the incident, still makes me laugh. Haha! Oh well, it's already done and I can do nothing about it, right?

I'm now haunted with a lot of "fans" (As what Arlyn, my best friend says, who happens to be in the same company as I am) pm-ing me and sending me mails. My inbox is already flooded with mails. The worst part is, I have no idea who they are! Some already know me, surprisingly. Haha! Isn't it unfair? :p

From now on, I'll brace myself from "unknown" and "unfamiliar" faces who'll smile or even strike a conversation with me from time to time at the canteen or at the common areas of the building. Haha. This is my fault, so I must suffer the consequences. Hahaha! But on a lighter note, it's also fun getting to meet new people (but not the weird ones, please!).

Orientation for Continuing Students 2010

Our department scheduled our long overdue Orientation for Continuing Students this morning. The announced schedule was 7:15 am but the officers responsible for the registration and everything arrived past 8:am. Ugh! I arrived at school around 6:45am! I hate them! It was still too early to ruin my day. Hahai.

We started the assembly with a mass officiated by Fr. Biton Jr. He's new in the University and was just ordained last December. Our department which is the Department of Computer Science is the newest department in the College of Arts and Sciences, the 14th department if I'm not mistaken. And to quote Fr. Biton Jr. from his homily, "You will not appreciate the beauty around you if you haven't seen the bad." True, isn't it?

After the mass was the orientation proper which I didn't find informative at all since the speakers were all in a hurry to finish their slides because time is running out. They only booked the CAFA Theater til 10:30am. Talk about proper time management. Blah! But there's one thing I learned though, starting next semester which is by the way my last one, the department will be requiring Enrollment folders now. The folder will contain the student profile, prospectus and a copy of the finals grade in order to enroll. No EF, No Enrollment. The BS IT is assigned with blue folders, we're like BSN students now.

Then Arlyn and I had siomai for lunch. We also had a glimpse of the grand finals of Showtime, local variety show of the ABS-CBN network. Then we headed back to school to wait for my afternoon class. But then our classmate announced that we will not be having a class today since the teacher is attending a meeting. Oh yeah! \m/

We decided to hang around for a while and wait for Kim to watch their tune up game later in the afternoon. But Kim was soo late! Out of boredom, Arlyn took pictures of me; SHAMELESS poses. HAHA! Almost passed out laughing! You'll gonna pay for it Arlen! Clyde came by too but only for a while since his UC buddies are waiting for him at their school. Then we were home bound. =)

Starting again

Yehey for my new blog account! Haha. My thoughts have been wandering around the internet as we speak. I have various blog accounts and I haven't updated most of them. My last "active" account was on Tumblr but since I can't access it tonight, I decided to try BlogSpot. I see a lot of friends using this as their personal site for their rants and whatnot's. xD I hope Blogspot and I will have a harmonious blogging relationship. Haha! And also, Tumblr has been too crowded already.

Latest picture taken last night. [Apologies for the messy background. :p]

Oh wait! I almost forgot to introduce myself. The name is Mariane from Cebu, Philippines. On my last year of College at the University of San Carlos-Talamban. I'm dying to get out of school already! Haha! I'll just stop from here for the meantime. ;)