Friday, October 31, 2008

A New Day

Since I discovered Twilight, I know I'm'a talk about it nonstop too. Just like Harry Potter, Gossip Girl and etc. And it will be a phase. Again. I just know it. hahaha.

Anyway, since Hon and I wouldn't be able to meet this weekend, weve already managed to meet last night. After dinner, we went to Fully Booked to check if there's a paperback of New Moon. Lo and behold, I was lucky that night, so we immediately bought it. Now I'm on page 181. :D

And after that, I'll be reading the Eclipse na! I'm soo excited.

Now I don't care if I look like a vampire reading those or how excruciating it might be to sleep late just so I could finish it in one sitting. lol.

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So tomorrow, our family will go to one of the busiest and noisiest cemetery in Manila. Suddenly, I begin to remember my Lola Merced. Before she died, she used to go with us too. Five years have passed but I still remember how she were. How she loved and took care of us. Especially I, who have grown up with her.

Its Halloween tonight, but still, we have work. Sad.

But anyway, it doesn't matter because I didn't have to go to the province just so I could visit a relative anyway, so I guess it still is lucky enough for me. I just pray that the weather will be fair tomorrow because if it rains, it will be the end of me.

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Sometimes, I just hate my brother.

See, he was blabbing about cellphones and cameras and all last night. He said that he wanted Dad to buy him an iphone. Of course, I asked him if he's rich that he'd actually ask Dad for that.

Okay, not to bea hypocrite, but whenever Dad buys me something, I just let him do that for me. Not because I asked him to, but because he wanted to do it. Unlike my pesky brother who asks for a lot.

I'm not a saint either, but I don't know why I'm so annoyed at him. I just hope I'm not turning to be like him.

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Have to go finish two articles before the day ends. And I'm hoping to finish New Moon tonight.

This is a great challenge. :D

Have a great spook everyone!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Smitten and Sick

I have been so in love with my books. Last night, I was looking at them and I feel as if Im their proud mom. But lately, I havent had the time to even read some of them. I think I may have more than ten books unread. Its tragic when you dont have the time to do so.

Back in high school, my library card would entirely be filled up. I just cant get over the Wakefield Sisters (Elizabeth and Jessica, Sweet Valley), Sweet Dreams, Choose your Own Adventure, Goosebumps and other paperbacks I could borrow. Out of sheer desperation, I almost borrowed Harry Potter, but it would always be out of order or something like that. So back home, I can only make up with my measly book collection of Archie Comics and again, Sweet Valley Twins.

Now I have a mini-library and I cant even finish a book in one sitting. Unlike before. Sad.

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I'm still sick. And still went to work even though I have this splitting headache when I woke up. I know, I shouldve gone back to my bed, but my fair judgments are still intact and I could work pa naman.

Ayoko lang ng stupid aircon that makes me ngongo right now.

And I still have a meeting for the Christmas Party. Im so excited already! :D

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I wonder what theme will they propose this year. Okay, so far Ive been a Fairy and a My Fair Lady Character.

Cant wait. Hope I'd also win something this year. Bibo daw ako eh. But I really want to attend this year's party.

..Even though Miss Cherry told me to wait for the IMPORTANT call.

I'm crossing my fingers. Next year nalang kasi. lol.

Gotta go now. :D

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

School Stuff Survey

(Repost from Cess)
1. Student number?
2002-003011

2. College?
The Pontifical and Royal Catholic University of the Philippines - University of Sto.Tomas

3. Ano ang course mo?
JournAko.

4.(Magshi)Nag-shift ka ba o na-kickout?
Hindi naman.

5. Saan ka kumuha ng entrance exam?
UST, PLM

6. Favorite subjects?
Sociology by Prof. Peppin Aguilar, Broadcast Journ by Prof. Marie Mamawal, PR and Practice by Prof. Al Dimalanta, Feature Writing by Prof. Nestor Cuartero, Photojournalism by Prof Javier

7. Favorite PE?
Handball :D

8. Saan ka nag-aabang ng hot babe/guy?
Sa may Dapitan or sa Asturias. hehe

9. Favorite prof(s)?
Prof. Mamawal, Prof. Rivera, Prof. Cuartero, Prof. Aguilar, Sir Ian, Sir Jeff Aquino

10. Pinaka-ayaw na subject?
Algebra by Rosales. hated the subject and hated the prof.

11. Kumuha ka ba ng Wed or Sat classes?
May Wednesday at Sat classes naman talaga kami eh.

12. Nakapag-field trip ka ba?
Katulad ng sabi ni Cess, sa Bilibid lang. haha. Pero nung fourth year din pala, sa ABS-CBN. hehe

13. Naging student council member ka ba?
Tried to be a staffer. (At dahil kay Junjun Amanse. hehhe)

14. Ano ang Org/Frat/Soro mo?
JournSoc, Journalese

15. Saan ka tumatambay palagi?
Asturias, Lovelite, V.Conception o kaya sa Central Library (sa Internet Section)

16. Dorm, Boarding house, o Bahay?
Bahay. Lapit lang eh.

17. Kung walang entrance test at malaya kang nakapili ng kurso mo, ano yun?
Shempre Journ. First Choice ko yun eh.

18. Sino ang pinaka-una mong nakilala?
Jops. As in nilapitan ko talaga sha para tumabi sa upuan niya.

19. First play na napanood mo?
Hindi ko na maalala eh. Oedipus Rex lang sa UP yung natatandaan ko.

20. Name the 5 most coño orgs?
meron ba nun sa USTe?

21. Name 5 of the coolest orgs/frats/soro.
DI ko rin lam eh.

22. May frat/soro bang nag-recruit sa yo?
Wala naman

23. Saan ka madalas mag-lunch?
V. Conception. sa may murang kainan.

24. Nakasama ka na ba sa rally?
Hindi naman

25. Ilang beses ka bumoto sa Student Council?
Required naman every year.

26. Name at least 5 leftist groups.
n/a. lol

27. Pinangarap mo rin bang magcum-laude nung freshman ka?
sa pangarap, sinu ba hindi. pero sa performance, alam kong impossible. hehe

28. Kanino ka pinaka-takot na prof/doc?
Katulad ng sabi ni Cess, si Senora. pero hindi namin sha naging prof. so si Sir Baron nalang siguro. tsaka yung purple monster na din

29. Sinong doctor hirap ka intindihin ang sulat?
wala naman.

30. Kung di ka jan sa school mo, anong school ka?
Baka PLM kung inalam ko yung results ko, pero nothing beats USTe. :D

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halfway..

Im finally on Page 370. Started last Saturday morning and Im halfway through reading book one. Too bad we didnt get the New Moon. So I guess I'd be reading out of an e-book or something.

Replay to Friday, Hon and I went to MOA to buy stuffs and for him to give the tickets for our Davao flight. (As if naman na kinabukasan na, eh Feb pa naman. LOL) Anyhow, when we got to Fully Booked, they still have copies of the Twilight Saga. See, when you go to Powerbooks and National Bookstore, all books are already sold-out. So anyhoo, in order for me to let him buy the books (which I read in the end. bad Ria!), he also let me take two Gossip Girl books. Yeah, Im a spoiled brat, thank you very much.

But the book posted above isnt the cover of one we bought. We had the new paperback version, front is the cast of the movie, Twilight, to be shown on the twenty-first of November. Moreover, thanks to you, who took the time and effort to make me want to read the book. :D

Here's to more years, love and love for books together. :)

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Yesterday, I received a very surprising message from my high school friend, Maro, asking me if I could be one of her bridesmaids.

Surprising because she was one of my "conservative" friends, who didnt have a love life when we were sophomores. She was shy and timid, though a little outgoing at times. Anyway, she has long been with her boyfriend, so maybe they have planned this a long time ago. I just wished she gave me a three month headstart before she told me that she's gonna be married. Not when we barely have two months to prepare. hehehe.

She said that her wedding's going to be simple, so maybe we dont need to dress up so elegantly.

But in my wedding, that would be a no-no. hahaha. Spoiled brat talaga. LOL.

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I have to go, finish things. I just wish I could make it through the week. Muah!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Chopped Again

Before anything else, let me clarify that I did not break-up with my boyfriend nor did we have any recent problems. LOL. The drastic action behind chopping my hair is due to my other frustrations and I feel as if my hair is adding another load in my life. Hence, the short haircut.

Yesterday, most of my officemates were v. surprised by the hair. They were all feeling sorry, maybe because I have this long hair already. They all made a huge deal out of it. But I actually love the new me. After all, give it a few months and it'll be long again. It never fails me. hahaha.

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Hon Hon surprised me with a speech last night, thanking me for everything that has happened for the past months. See, he isn't someone who talks about his feelings, so it kind of startled me a bit. But I'm really happy. :D

And meet my new baby...

I'm even the luckier one. :D See, he indulges with my love for books. And I know, books are pricey and all, but he said that it still wouldn't make up for everything. Love you talaga. hehehe. And thanks for the upcoming trip. I know, I have to wait for February pa, but I know I;ll be having a blast with you and Jon.

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Davao, what are the great places to discover about you?

I guess I have to wait for four months before I'd be in awe. :D

Have to go. Muah!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm Feeling Lucky..

Happy 29th Monthsary to us Hon Hon!!!

I cant help but sing this song...

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
I’m lucky we’re in love every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

--Lucky, Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat

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This past week, only did I realized that I have been so blessed. People have been telling it straight to me. And of course, I wanted for my friends to have the best things in life too. :D

I thanked Hon yesterday for putting up with me. I'm not sure if he got that seriously. But I really am. I so hate being cheesy, maybe that's why he contradicted me agad. And I really feel so lucky because even though he didn't want to blurt it out, I know that the reason why we've stayed this long is because we tolerate each other, and accepts each others faults. There might be a little competition sometimes, but that's how we are. Its like the scenes in THE NOTEBOOK where Allie and Noah always fight with each other but they were also crazy about one another. And were sooo like that. hahaha.

While I say, luck are also for those who wait... thank God I patiently did. ;D

Love you Hon Hon!!!!

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I'm so loving cruchyroll! They make me watch Itazura na Kiss, the anime/Jap version of It Started with a Kiss. I never really liked Anime. Hon made me watch Ichigo 100% before and that's it. I was just hooked with INK because it detailed It Started with a Kiss and They Kiss Again. Oh, and during weekends, I'm watching this series that starred Cai Yi Zhen and Joe Cheng named Summer X Summer. My mom's getting crazy with me already. Seemed like I managed to get all DVD stocks at Quiapo daw. Its just that their plots are nice. What more pa if I could understand them without subtitles no? hehehe.

See, I have a life after Gossip Girl. LOL.

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Gotta go. I'm not feeling good today. I don't know why. Maybe because we wouldn't see each other. Sad..

Moochies!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Ria Is Excited With...

The Belle De Jour 2009 Power Planner! I have reserved a copy already. Yay!

So if you're a girly-girl who needs to have a journal/planner because you're life is so effing fabulous and always on the go, reserve one too. :D

Credits to www.belledejourpowerplanner.com

I'll not discuss the details of the planner up to the insides anymore because they have the site to explain it. Just jump to the link above. :D

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Last night, I had an impromptu dinner with Precious. And most of the reactions Ive got was, "Why did you do it?" No offense, but she and I have this awful history together. And most of my high school friends are living evidences that Precious stole my mother's opportunity to be the first one to slap my face. It was, hell of a bitchslap, if I may add. And why I was so angry about it, we just don't think that she could do it. Well, were wrong.

And the funny part was, I got slapped because she was defending this other friend whom I was making parinig when she borrowed a magazine without my permission. Its so high school right? Well, at the moment, IT IS High School. haha.

But actually, I didn't learn my lesson. She even gave me a better reason to be a total biatch that time. Plus I had the coolest friends to boot with, so me being slapped equals friends who loved me despite everything.

I never grew tired of telling that story. I may be a little bit ashamed because of that awful incident, but the fact that I got true people behind my back makes all that slap worth it. Seriously.

Moving on, met her at Rob Ermita, and everything still feels the same. Well, me looking at her weirdly whenever she speaks of something out of the blue. Talking about our former teachers makes us feel old and how crazy we were during those years.

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Ive a crappy morning. I woke up at 6:30 and only a few minutes to spare before I fix myself up and board the train. Good thing I wasn't late. Or it would be another charity case for me. So I'm not complaining anymore. Finally, MRT got into its senses and decided not to punish me anymore. (See it always make me late).

Gotta go and find some more updating to do. One more weekend at Nova and and I'm all free. Thank goodness for sembreaks. And brothers who would accompany mom to go to our house at Nova. hahaha.

Moochies! :D

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Weird Turn

I've a tip from a very reliable source that our superior would be transferred to another department.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Ayaw ko.

See, I also love this other person who would replace her, but I am only staying in the company because of my boss. Seriously. For months, I have been afraid of not getting the boss I would grow to love, other than her. Someone who steps out of the way just so she could let you shine. Someone you could trust your work with, and someone more than just a boss-employee relationship. She has been my "surrogate" mom in the office. She doesn't care if I have this weird sense of style and wouldn't be afraid if she also does that too because its uso.

For TWO years. Boooo!

But anyhow, if it ever happens, maybe its time for me to move on...

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Everytime Hon and I talk about my work, things just keep on heating up.

He says: Why dont you try to get a higher position? Or even get promoted. After all, its been two years. Why not have the position of Sir Melan?

I say: NO effing way. I may be vying for a better job, but Im not confident to lead. And besides, I dont want to be Customer Care Supervisor. I dont want to answer complicated things. I still want my peace.

What I really mean to say is, besides being too tamad to argue with him, I still know my limits. I might have a typical job for now, but my confidence to lead other people isnt in me yet. You know the type of people who are born leaders? Im not one of those. I was born to be a great team player instead. I associate well with other people and I work on my own sometimes. That's just me, no excuses whatsoever.

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Well maybe someday, I could also *cough* lead. But for now, its not yet in the cards. I just know.

Now excuse me, but I've to take lunch with the greatest team Ive ever known. My CCD family.

Ta ta now! :P

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lord, Have I Been Bad?

Isang weekend lang naman yung gusto ko eh. Isang weekend ng walang parents, walang iniisip na projects, walang naririnig na problema, at purely fun. Pero hindi mo pa rin sha kayang i-give sakin. You know Im not mad at you or something, pero lahat naman ginagawa ko na ah. I never lie to my parents, I never cheated on my partner, Ive never been plastic to my friends, and I have paid my dues, religiously and citizenship-wise. But what have I done to deserve this?

SIMPLE TRANSLATION: WALA NA ANG PINAKAAASAM KONG BAGUIO TRIP. GONE. KAPUT.

Amidst being so melodramatic, I learned that I simply have to let it go. May mas better trip pa. Come summer, aariba na naman ako. And once my Dad come home in a few months, the family will go on a christmas spree, maybe on Iloilo (again) or somewhere totally out of the blue.

On a lighter note, I have to be thankful to God that he has blessed me with a great year of going places Ive never thought possible. And hopefully get lucky this two-oh-oh-nine. :D

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Last Friday, something he said made me sad.

"Hon, ayusin mo na passport mo, in case mag-migrate ang family namin sa Canada"

I know, coming from him, its still too good to be true. Considering the numerous paperworks to accomplish, visa and all. Its even nice if youre just going there for a trip right? And I believe that if God wants you to leave your family, it would be seamless to do it. At first, I thought of Kuya Arnel and his family. They were the first Lumandog to ever go there. Not that Im assuming I'd be second. haha.

Anyhoo, IF and only IF that would happen, it would be very hard for me. I am one of the few people who's allergic to change. I love foreign countries, but not actually living there. And I'm not a fan of "Hi mom, Im here at (insert place) today, I'll call you back later because my work's so hectic.." No effing way.

So whatever my future holds still havent made way to clear the landing yet.

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So to compensate for the lost Baguio trip, just went to Tagaytay to attend Jon's birthday. And Im proud to say that I went there all by myself. Thank you very much. (Though I have bombarded Jon with a hundred messages on how the road is leading me. haha)

There, their town has a provincial feel. They had booze for everyone and I had the mic to hog. hehehe. Though, not really because the tanggeros were all lined up to sing too.

Going home, Brent and I had the Amazing Race feel, going from Tagaytay to our house at Nova to give something to my brother, then head home to Novaliches. It is an adventure I dont want to repeat. ever. haha.

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Have to go. muah!

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Shortest Blogpost ever

Sabi ni Brent, "Friends disappoint you when you least expect it". I totally agree now.

Sabi naman ni Hon, Di ko magets kung bakit naiinis sha sa iba kong friends.

..Well now I know (insert Blair Waldorf's signature stare here)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Are We Filipinos the New Guinea Pigs on Humor?

Just when we thought ABC's attempt to bring down Filipinos are over, a British network encored the public humiliation regarding our OFWs.

Must Read:

By OLIVER TEVES,Associated Press Writer AP - Tuesday, October 7

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government protested a popular BBC comedy sketch in which a Filipino maid was told to have sex with a neighbor, officials said Tuesday.

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Esteban Conejos said the Philippine Embassy in London sent letters to the BBC, as well as to the Secretary of State for Women and the Press Complaints Commission, to protest "this slur on our domestic workers" in Britain.

Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo also summoned the British Ambassador Peter Beckingham to discuss the matter, he said.

Rep. Risa Hontiveros, a women's rights activists, demanded an apology from the broadcaster.

She described the Sept. 26 episode of the TV show "Harry and Paul," starring British comedians Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, as "revolting and disgusting" and called it an "insensitive and racist attempt to satirize a scene of exploitation."

The BBC did not comment immediately but the British Embassy in Manila issued a statement saying the BBC has editorial independence and the views expressed and portrayed by the network "are completely independent" from the government.

It said Filipinos in Britain "are an important part of British society, making invaluable contributions to our scientific and service sectors, and enriching U.K. culture."

The plight of millions of Filipinos working overseas is a sensitive issue for the Philippines, whose economy is kept afloat by billions of dollars in remittances they send home.

http://ph.news.yahoo.com/ap/20081007/tap-as-philippines-bbc-protest-fe2a5de.html

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First of all, overseas workers are working really hard despite the fact that they couldn't care for their children back home, and what do they get in return? Public humiliation? Seriously, it is NOT WORTH IT.

What these effing foreigners couldn't understand is that putting other down for their own gain is not funny at all. They could laugh all they want, but in return, karma will take them down. I just know. They never understood that no matter how large they pay for our workers wouldn't weigh for the care that these maids have brought inside their homes. Or maybe, why not just torture their kids, so then we could all call it quits.

I speak as a child with an OFW Dad. I never get to see him during holidays and even the most important stages of my life. He would always give us gifts, but never really known that his presence is more important than material things. We never get to be close. I was never a Daddy's girl. Admittingly, its still his choice, but hearing these awful things from foreigners who doesn't have a clue on anything is the worst.

Last Friday, Maam Kit lectured about speaking for one's behalf. Like for example, a department of a company did something wrong to a client. The client wouldn't speak just about the department, but would criticize the whole company. As for us Filipinos, no matter if its the maids they're talking about, we speak as one. And therefore, humiliating them also means humiliating the whole country.

As for these two jackasses, BURN IN HELL YOU BLOODY BUGGER SHAGS!

Oh yeah, if you havent noticed, we Filipinos have a very good sense of humor too. Only, we treat you as mindless pieces of crap.

Bring it on Pinas! This is another racism problem we have to address :D

Monday, October 06, 2008

A Pinch of Biatchness

All my life, I have been a girly-girl. I love dresses when I was a kid and rarely wear shorts. Its usually mini-skirts and all that. Only then in high school that I learned to fit into jeans. They have been a constant best friend because they make me feel comfortable to move. Anyhow, I just want to point out one of my favorite people who can pull off any wardrobe. And how I adore her. :D

Credits to youknowyouloveme.org

Now I don't care if Hon likes Serena more that her, or he thinks that I behave Serena-like with one of my best friends, but I just adore Blair. Um, pardon my tomboy-ish ways again. As Ive said, its something influential once you've been in an exclusive school for girls. Hehe.

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I NEED A FREAKING VACATION!!!

Not that I needed to sound melodramatic but for the longest time, I haven't been out of the house for a weekend getaway. Or as Ive told Jeni earlier, I need to get out of the system that I have been for the past months.

Teka, you might think that my life is THAT miserable ha. Not really, I just feel as if work and everyday life has gotten so much inside my brain and I need a break from all of that. Nothing so serious naman.

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Guess I'm blabbing too much na naman. SO I have to sign off. Buhbye! :D

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Fitting to a Tee

Sometimes, you just wish for the sense of belongingness. In ones family, or in a group of friends, you cant help but wonder if everything is real, or everything would be real.

This afternoon, I went with Hon to Andi’s baptism. Well, I was actually late so I just had to catch the reception. Anyhow, Sophia, his niece was totally ignoring me. Maybe because of the fact that we haven’t seen each other for a month’s time now. Its been two years and I still feel like an alien to them. Not that in an ignored kind of way, but on how his cousins look stunning. Though I don’t really want to sparkle or anything, I just feel so glad that they don’t look down on me or anything. That no matter how they all shine, I still feel like I fit in.

Come to think of it, I may be in a mess sometimes, but someone out there is willing to understand how crazy I am or how (sometimes) pathetic I can be. Hahaha.
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HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY..

Hon and I went to Divi after the baptism. It has been a long time since we did that. Were supposed to buy flats but I ended up to a bag instead. Priorities Ria, priorities. But I also promised myself that I’ll splurge once that fund I’ve been waiting comes up. And Christmas is coming. Gawd, I really have to save up.

Gotta go now. Catch me up tomorrow.

Muah!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Juggling Priorities

I got this new inspiration from Gossip Girl. Well actually, I just liked the song because its preppy and it lifted my mood, as I badly need it right now. :D


And it came from this scene:
Cant wait to meet Hon later because he bears the fifth episode. I know, loser right? hahahaha. Stupid dial-up at home could not download online episodes. Guess I have to wait for Dad before we could finally negotiate with PLDT.
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My rest day didnt entirely turned out as I expected. It rained the whole day so I wasnt able to go to Divi to splurge and I was stuck doing laundry and cleaning my room. Oh, and I fed chickens, cows, lambs, brushes my horse Harry and courted Karen by giving her amethyst that I mined inside the cave. In short, I let myself get carried away playing Harvest Moon on my lappie. Pathetic, but since I'm so fond of imaginary friends and all, this is my world after my daily routine. hahaha.
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Back to my major concern, I have so many commitments this October, but Jon still added another day to it. This Sunday would be Andi's Baptism and on the 17th would be our Baguio trip. But since Jon's birthday falls on the tenth, he invited us next Saturday to go to their house at Tagaytay. As we call it, he will have the grand birthday ever. (debutante daw eh. lol) And the problem is, how on Earth will I tell my Mom that I have consecutive engagements? I know, its hard living with your parents, but that's how my life is. Unless I get hitched, I cannot, for the life of me, move out or live on my own. That's the rule. Sorry Ria. huhuhuhu.
I guess I have to practice my speech this early. Or I would resort to not going with my friends. Even Brent would come. Unfair! And they just knew each other because of me. Asar talaga.
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Have to go now. SO many paperworks today. Even though I brought this home to do it yesterday, it is still unfinished. waaah.
Gotta go. Moochies!

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