Shopping ain't the cure for the blues but it makes me HIGH!

>> Saturday, November 29, 2008

Here are some of the stuff I bought in HK and stuff I bought as soon as I got back because I obviously didn't do much shopping while I was there =(

SATC's Kiss and Tell

Natio Men Care, Elizabeth Arden perfume in Green Tea and Olay TE

Monochromatic Bag from Celine

Calvin Klein Underwear

And guess who just got a makeover? My baby! Mimi!

Gah! Heartbreak definitely makes the retail world much richer!


Leaving for HK is giving me headaches

>> Saturday, November 8, 2008

I'm off to HK on Monday for a business trip (of course, with shopping trips in between) and packing is driving me crazy. First of all, the luggage I picked can't accomodate stuff I need to bring. Dozens of business attire after, I'm swearing off packing.

On to my new, black and boring luggage, I'm still lacking space for everything I need to bring! Gah!

When will this end?



T is for Tag/Tara

>> Friday, November 7, 2008

This is a web find :) No one tagged me. LOL.

Rules: Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following.

Your answers have to be real places, names, and things. Nothing made up! Use different answers if the person who answered the survey before you had the same initial letter. You can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your name
My real name starts with the letter T. I find it that not a lot of people have names starting with T.

Four words

Tantrums. Tumultuous. Terrific. Temperamental.


Boy name

Girl name


Truck Driver. LOL.

Word that describes you the best

Something you can wear

Something found in a kitchen
Toyo. hahaha. Is tagalog, okay?

Name one object that is so valuable to you

Gosh this is so hard. Trinkets?

Something you shout
T********* expletives. Hahaha!

Something you do at school
Take notes?

Name of a friend/schoolmate


Name of an animal
Toy poodle

Name of a drink
Tequila, baby!

Name of a holiday
Thanksgiving :)

Name of a subject in school

Name of a cousin
None. I'm the only T in the family. :P

Name of a fast food chain

Name of a person you’re crushing or had a crush on
TJ Yaptinchay?

Name of a food you like
Take out anything. Ha!

Name of a food you do not like
Tawilis. I don't even know that.

Name of a kid’s toy
Toy anything. Belat. =P

Name of a flowering plant
Tea roses.

Name of a shopping mall

Name of a person you like


Name of a person you dislike
No one.

Name of place in your school
Tamarind Tree

Name of an object in front of you
Table coaster? geesh, I'm so dumb.

Tagging: Sab, Nikki and Jheng. =)


Being Twenty-something.

T. sent us all newbies this email. Might be something I can relate to at one time or another :)

They call it the "Quarter-life Crisis."

It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are a lot of things
about yourself that you didn't know and may not like.

You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two,but then get scared because you barely know where you are now.

You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe,those friends that you thought you were so close to aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones.

What you do not realize is that they are realizing that tooand are not really cold or catty or mean or insincere, but that they are as confused as you.

You look at your job. It is not even close to what you thought you would be doing or maybe you are looking for one and realizing that you are going tohave to start at the bottom and are scared.

You miss the comforts of college, of groups, of socializing with the same people on a constant basis. But then you realize that maybe they weren't so great after all. You are beginning to understand yourself and what you want and do not want.

Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and find yourself judging a bit more than usual because suddenly you realize that youhave certain boundaries in your life and add things to your list of what isacceptable and what is not.

You are insecure and then secure.

You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life.

You feel alone and scared and confused.

Suddenly change is the enemy and you try and cling on to the past with dear life but soon realize that the past is drifting further and further away and there is nothing to do but stay where you are or move forward. 

You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do such damage to you or you lay in bed and wonder why you can't meet anyone decent enough to get to know better.

You love someone but maybe love someone else too and cannot figure out why you are doing this because you are not a bad person.

One night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap and getting wastedand acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic.

You go through the same emotions and questions over and over and talk with your friends about the same topics because you cannot seem to make a decision.

You worry about loans and money and the future and making a life for yourself and while winning the race would be great, right now you'd just like to be a contender!

What you may not realize is that everyone reading this relates to it.

We are in our best of times and our worst of times,trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out.


Singsongin': A Beautiful Mess

>> Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What a beautiful song. It makes me want to drop everything I'm doing and lie on a hammock, with a glass of Malibu in hand and cuddle with him. *smiles wistfully*
You've got the best of both worlds
You're the kind of girl who can take down a man, 
And lift him back up again
You are strong but you're needy, 
Humble but you're greedy
And based on your body language, 
And shouted cursive I've been reading
Your style is quite selective, 
Though your mind is rather reckless
Well I guess it just suggests
That this is just what happiness is

And what a beautiful mess this is
It's like picking up trash in dresses

Well it kind of hurts when the kind of words you write
Kind of turn themselves into knives
And don't mind my nerve you could call it fiction
But I like being submerged in your contradictions dear
'Cause here we are, here we are

Although you were biased I love your advice
Your comebacks they're quick
And probably have to do with your insecurities
There's no shame in being crazy, 
Depending on how you take these
Words I'm paraphrasing this relationship we're staging

And what a beautiful mess this is
It's like picking up trash in dresses

Well it kind of hurts when the kind of words you say
Kind of turn themselves into blades
And kind and courteous is a life I've heard
But it's nice to say that we played in the dirt oh dear
Cause here we are, Here we are
Here we are
We're still here
What a beautiful mess this is
It's like taking a guess when the only answer is yes

Through timeless words, and priceless pictures
We'll fly like birds, out of this earth
And times they turn, and hearts disfigure
But that's no concern when we're wounded together
And we tore our dresses, and stained our shirts
But it's nice today, oh the wait was so worth it.


Flickin': My Sassy Girl 01 and 08

>> Sunday, November 2, 2008

The first time I've watched My Sassy Girl in Korean, I was in college, in my teens, and was bawling like a baby after. Directed by Kwak Jae Yong, the movie is about a girl who's boyfriend died and dumped her grief to a guy who was just like him.

Okay, maybe that was harshly put.

The plot wasn't really common, because in this movie, the girl was absolutely nightmarish (making you drink something else in the resto etc., etc.) but still the guy stayed.

It was also a make-believe proof that if you really are destined with someone, then by all twist of events, you will end up with him.

This was back in 2001. Fast forward to 2008, Elisha Cuthbert and Jesse Bradford remakes a cult classic (directed by Yann Samuell), amongst generation Y, the girls who grew up reading Sweet Valley Twins and followed Dawson's Creek.

I was never really a fan of Asian movies that get remade into American versions, but this one almost comes up to par. Let me tell you why it's almost.

  1. While the original concept of the girl being very pretty but a drunkie, they did not retain one of the most crucial factors of the original version. The Korean guy was someone who wasn't ambitious, as opposed to Charlie Bello who was very driven and an Ivy Leaguer. Add to that the fact that Jesse Bradford was very swoon-worthy, especially compared to his Korean counterpart.
  2. That was also Pachebel's Canon that Elisha (Jordan Roark) played in her recital, right?
  3. The American version missed out on the funny ways that the guy had to avoid his mom's beatings.
  4. The American version didn't have them going to jail.
  5. It was both heartbreaking :((

Haha, yes I was crying after the movie. Like every rom-com, or love story, I was crying. The 10 rules never fails.
The 10 Rules:
1. Don’t ask her to be feminine
2. Don’t let her drink over three glasses
3. Drink coffee instead of Coke/Juice
4. If she hits you, act like it hurts. If it hurts, act like it doesn’t
5. On your 100th day together, give her a rose during her class
6. Make sure you learn fencing and squash
7. Be prepared to go to prison sometimes
8. If she says she’ll kill you, don’t take it lightly
9. If her feet hurt, exchange shoes with her
10. She likes to write. Encourage her.”
- My Sassy Girl

Now, if you'll excuse me I have to wipe smeared eye make up...



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