Sunday, May 30, 2010

Why Do I Love Jeff, and then some more :)

Last week was a very gray week for us. We managed to have the biggest blowup ever. And the funny this is, it was the pettiest of them all. I know that the storm is not that over yet because there may be some snippets that were left off us, but we both decided to survive...because we so so love each other. :)

We have been together for just one month but he can already list the things that I love, I hate, my quirks and my facial expressions. So when he asked me why I love him, I told him that I would just write it because he knows I'm not so good in speeches like these..So here goes...

1. I love him because he never fails to make me smile.

I know that we have a love-hate relationship when he teases me, but I'm getting used to it. He drops jokes like "Rakista ka ba? Because you rock my world! " and all those corny stuff. He also mimics people who have funny voices and it always make me laugh real hard.

2. I love him because he cares.. so much

When we began dating, he makes sure to get me home safe. That I'm dragging him to go to Ortigas to Tondo, via EDSA, the busiest street in the Philippines. When I was feeling really sick, he insisted to drive me home, have dinner and all that. When we went to Ilocos, he never hesitated to go to my work, help me get home, then get me to the terminal station. Oh and the drama before that. But he never gave up no matter how complicated my world is looking.

3. I love him because he never hid me to his friends

Hindi pa kami, he already introduced me to Che Che, his high school bestfriend. I met his sister and his college friends too. I know that I'm a brat most of the time but I saw how proud he is to introduce me to them. I remember one time when my lips looked like a turtle but he insisted I go with him and his friends to Antipolo.

4. His devil-may-care attitude

People might see him getting too soft when it comes to me, but he doesnt care. He might be doing too much PDA but he's not scared to show how he feels. Even with his Mom, he would reason out "Parang 'di ka naman na-inlove" when he wanted to see me even for an hour or so.

5. How he's so protective of everyone

Tumingin lang ng masama yung katabi niya, he'd get so worked up and ready to fight already. Not that I encourage him to get into trouble with anyone, but he wouldnt get a fly to hurt you too. He would take you home, in front of your doorstep, if its really possible, because he wants you to always be safe. He's actually a John Lloyd Cruz in training. The way he'd encourage you and say "Ingat" all the time. :P

6. How he does his public display of affection

I have always loved mushy stuff and mushy texts, but despite of how my boyfriend looks like, tough and all, he is all mushy inside. He'll kiss you in front of your friends, and in front of his friends and that makes me melt. All the time. Even Rio said that she's so happy that he's so smitten with me. He gives hugs like there's no tomorrow and kisses as if we haven't seen each other for years.

7. He understands when I look at him

I have this very expressive glare. And it usually mean a lot of things, from sad to mad, to saying what I'm seeing is weird, and all that. I remember one How I Met Your Mother episode when the five characters glare at each other and couldn't coincide to what the other is saying, but when it comes to us, he'd know instantly. He knows if I wanna be saved or if he needs to stop his taunting just by looking at me.

8. He understands. Period.

I trip, I play games, I'm cryptic and I'm weird most of the time. But he understands without any hesitation. Never did he judge that I needed to be with my friends no matter how weird it might look like or if I eat too much when I'm mad. Or should I need to comment on every issue there is.

9. He lets me be me

I am girly, and I love pink and all cutesy stuff. I love wearing dresses and he never stopped me from doing so. He doesn't care if I look fat or if I look twelve when I'm already twenty-four, but as long as I'm happy, he supports it.

10. He sings!!! :)

When I was younger, I fell in love with a guy who belts out a mean Mariah Carey tune, naturally. When I found out from Shang that he knows how to sing, I was hooked. I wanted to hear him sing. He even play drums. I don't like rock, but I love a guy who can rock my world :P

11. He loves my friends and they all love him back

When Shang introduced him to me, I thought that he must be someone so nice that it took her to build him up. Because Shang is someone who knew what I've been through, she knows who's gonna be good to me. After letting him meet almost all my friends, the feedback is mutual, THEY ALL LOVE HIM. When we fought, Mench sided with him. When they tried teasing me, Miss Che joined him without any hesitation. Karch and Rio thinks he's great and he's a good guy for me. And I do agree. :)

12. He isn't afraid to cry, gets all sensitive and cheesy

When we saw Date Night, I asked him "What's our story?" He explained the day one until the day we finally discovered our feeling for each other. He's all tough on the outside but he's cheesy and sensitive. And he isnt afraid to show you that he is.

13. How he does the extra miles and doing well on it

One of the things I admired about him is his discipline on almost all things. He managed to keep his grades up when he was in college because he wanted to prove everyone that he could pull off being the dean's lister, he went abroad to arrange what was broken with him and went home making everyone in his family proud, he's so responsible and he has plans that you know will surely come true because he's working hard for it. He doesn't brag his achievements so I would do all the bragging instead. :P

14. His smile makes me melt

I know that when I look at him or when were together, his face lights up like a lamp post. But what he didn't know is that when he smiles at me, I feel as if I'm the prettiest girl in the world. When he looks at me, I feel as if I'm the only girl amidst the crowd. When he hugs me, I feel butterflies and rainbows. Weird but true.

15. How he loves his Mom and sister and other female friends

They say that you would know how good is a guy when he treats the girls around him well. His Mom and him are so close and I am actually envious of that, because even I, am not that close with my Mom. When I met Jen, his sister, they were like best friends. And when I met his female friends, they all treat him as their older brother. He even took Mench home when it was too late for her to commute. And that is just the sweetest. :)

16. How he gets along with my family.

If I am crazy, I can say that my family is more of that. They have too much opinion and they do weird things that even I couldnt understand. But last fiesta, he got along with everyone, even with my grandma. He talks with my brother online about basketball. He doesn't mope around and not knowing everyone in my life. And my Mom never complained anything about him. Now that's a first. :P

17. He puts my heart back to pieces.

When I met him, he knew that I was still on the process of healing myself. I wanted to be sure of the next guy who comes into my life because I couldn't bear another heartache. I needed to assure myself that I'm ready to immerse myself in yet another relationship. When he told me that I should make a risk, I felt that I needed to jump with him. And he never wronged me for my decision. He shattered what I was afraid of. He made me believe that I could trust someone again. And he didn't give me reasons not to trust him.

18. He loves me for whoever I am

When I thought no one could ever accept me again, he did so, wholeheartedly. When I feel small, he looks up to me. When I feel sad for the littlest things, he makes me smile in any way he could. When I lost myself, he loved me even in my worst self. He loved me more than I could ever love myself. He doesn't care about my faults but accepted it more. I never gave him reasons for him to love me, but he did. And even if I tried pushing him away, he still loved me.

I know that all these could not compare to his love for me. I said things I never meant to say. We might misunderstood each other sometimes, but there are things that I just couldnt give up and he's the top of that list. He might show his love more than I could do, but even this early, I could say that I want to spend the rest of my life with him. More than ever, I have found my happiness with him.

I love you so much my MJ! Thanks for every single thing that you do. :D

Monday, May 24, 2010

Puerto Galera: Third Time's a Charm

And I'm always missing the beach

It has been twenty four hours since I left the vacation that was Puerto Galera. Funny that its my third time to go there and feel as if it still foreign to me. And everytime I go there, good things happen.

Island Hopping at its best...

Since its our monthsary, MJ and I decided to celebrate it there. We pushed for the trip to happen even though were both going to be busy with me and the new boss and him going back to teaching and back to school for his grad school studies. I needed a break from the hustle and bustle of my new work description so with Karch and friends, we went.

Beach bums and the boat

Departed at Taft Avenue by 7:30AM. Arrived at the Batangas port at 9:00AM. We boarded via FSL Ferry by 10AM and got to the White Beach at 11:30. Bangera Inn was so nice. It was affordable and the place looks good at the same time. Their rooms are comfortable but they don't have a wi-fi access though. But thinking about it, its nice to unplug from Facebook and other sites once in a while. I finally had my much needed rest, thank you very much. :D

The last time Ive been here was 2008 with my former officemates. And while it was fun with them, I felt a huge difference among my friends and the one I'm with that time. I feel as if I had to play bridge between the storms. But this time, I was happy. I just needed to be myself, play like a kid, see the sights, discover what's hidden in this place. And just pure bliss.

My favorite lovebirds at Puerto Galera: Karch and Jet

I played with the fishes, and it was a natural high. Bam and Rio keeps on giving me bread to feed them so they would come near me. I also saw 5 starfishes. Now I wish I could live near the beach. I think that would be a realization of the dream I once had when I was younger. :)

After snorkeling, we had a very interesting boat ride. Rio keeps doing interviews with MJ about the two of us. She and Karch would respond the longest "awwwww" everytime he tells about how me met, how our first date went, or how he insists on winning me. And sometimes, I'm not sure what I did to deserve that. It was written? Well, maybe. But I'm really happy. He gets along with all my friends, my family likes him a lot and that's all I need. I could not ask for more.

Sisig!!!

Went back to White Beach at 6PM. Thankfully, Puerto Galera isnt as crowded as I expected so we hang out for a few minutes to swim some more. Then we had dinner, just the two of us and had a feast with kabab and sisig. The night scene at Galera is interesting. Firedancers are all over the place so it was a Party Saturday. But I was so full that I couldnt get up to join Karch and the gang for a round of drinking and partying.

Vacation's over! :(

Come morning, we had breakfast near the place we stayed. I wanted to soak at the beach some more but he didn't want to anymore. I couldnt ask Karch naman because they were all still asleep. We just strolled around and bought souvenirs for families.

Happiest Summer of all! :)

Our boat was booked at 2:30PM but Karch and the gang was scheduled at 12:30. So we asked FSL if we could join the 12PM ride if the ferry isn't full yet. Good thing, they agreed. So we were at Manila early enough to go to Shang's house. :)

Overall, the trip was fun, somehow therapeutic for me because I wasn't put through stress and By made it all possible for me to be so happy. My friends are the coolest! Next stop, Boracay! Or Hongkong with him daw to celebrate our first year in 2011. Life seems so perfect. And I'm definitely loving it, especially on my most favorite season on Earth :D

Happy remaining days of summer! Hope you all had a fun summer too.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Carr-crashed or Something Like It


Clearly, she doesn't know the way here

I feel as if my life has been just like Blair's. Full of drama. Struggling her way up because she needs to survive to get what she wants. And lately, my work has been full of drama. And even though I wanted to get out of it immediately, it seems like things have been turning up the other way around.

For so many years, I have been the type of person who so love her work. If I have been married to somebody for four years, you could say that it has solely been my job. I have been burnt out, experienced, tested by time, worked for more than I bargained for, so in the end, my bosses have applauded my patience, effort and talent...until today.

I met the Miss Carr of my life. Miss Carr to Blair Waldorf is someone meek and shy, but pounds silently. She talks to you as if she's saving you, but she actually isn't. She makes your life hell without you even knowing it. And the worst part it, she sells you out and leaves you all powerless.

I promised myself that I would not go down to Miss Carr's level. In fact, I'll show her how its done here. I'll make her see that I have the values that were taught by my previous bosses. That patience and integrity are part of my game plan.

Now I know why they say you cannot have everything in this life. Maybe this is the year for my love life, but not in my career. I have been wanting to give up most of the time, but I know that it isn't in my nature to do so. :P

ON THE OTHER HAND...

Someone is having a blooming lovelife, and it happens to be moi. *grins*

His love's my drug :P

Celebrating our first month is a happy, happy event. After all the hurt, I never really thought that I could pick up the pieces and open my heart up again. I now found someone I could trust, and never gave me reasons not to trust him. Someone who laid all the cards and showed who he really is. My best friend, Carmela says it seems too soon for me to find someone, but then again, I look happy. And frankly, I feel ecstatic everyday, as if I've been never hurt before.

To think of it, I could've been celebrating what should have been four years this very day. Honestly, I could never really forget him. Even MJ says that he will always be in my system, but the insanity has to stop. And my life now is better than ever.

I just realized lately that what's bound to happen, will happen. He was with her for seven years, I was with someone for three years, They didnt end up together, I never realized the turn of events in my life. Hence, my baby and I are just waiting for our time for our worlds to meet.

And now, I could proudly say that it was worth the wait.

Its Hello Galera for me again...

Post-monthsary celebration at Puerto Galera with him and my friends tomorrow! Tagaytay hopefully next week but its Red and Sir Melan's wedding so I couldn't go with him and his friends. I miss Cam and the gang already. :P

Last hurrah before the summer ends. Hello Beach! :D

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

One Month to Forever!

HAPPY ONE MONTH to US!!!

I can't believe how time flies so fast. Not more than two months ago, I was yapping about how I survived our first date and being so hesitant about meeting him. But now, we survived our first month as a couple, and I couldnt be more happier. :)

For the past thirty days, we've managed to feel like the couple who has been together for the longest time. Sometimes, we talk as if weve been married for a number of years. We fight like dogs and cats. Well, I'm a brat most of the time while he stays silent. Or his day's never complete without teasing me, while I, the biggest pikon of all, sulks instead. But thankfully, its day one to the second month now. I also introduced him to my Mom and the family. As expected, their first impression was "Ria, Chinese na naman?" But I think they all love him. He's been friends with my brother, they talk about their favorite basketball team and players. We've been meeting up with friends and they all had nice things to say about him.

Seriously now, I wanted to thank him for putting up with me. For putting my heart back into pieces, for understanding my quirks, for accepting even the worst of me, never leaving me even in the darkest of my days, making sure I'm home safe when I'm getting home late, being there when I needed someone to talk to, and above all, loving me more than I could ever love myself. I know that we have a long road ahead of us because you believed in us, and you believed in our love. Here's to forever and ever baby! :)

Just so you know, I love you so so much!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Oh My Gosh I'm So In Love!

...I found you finally, you make me wanna say oh,oh,oh----oh, my gosh! :)

I so so love Usher's song, O.M.G. It actually describes how I feel with the boyfriend. He says he has a long way to prove himself to my family and friends, but he does everything to make me feel so proud. He insists to meet all my friends, but that would be possible if we have all the time in the world. But so far, he has met the important people in my life, and I couldn't be happier.

This Sunday, we will be celebrating the town feast, and he'd meet the family. Yikes. He's excited and sort of nervous at the same time. But if this is the only way to prove them that his intentions are THAT pure, he'd be manning up starting now. *kilig*

SHOPPING GALORE!

Last Sunday, By and I went to Divi to shop for dresses for our first trip as a couple. I'm so excited! Karch, Jet, Jori, Mench, Alvin, Jet's friends and Boyfie will go to Puerto Galera. But this time, I expect things to be more quiet since we will not be staying at the White Beach. We figured we could party by ourselves anyway, and there'd be less hassle if we stayed on the other beaches.

Anyhoo, I just had to be thankful for bonuses! I managed to snag three dresses, the other one for Sir Melan and Red's wedding, office clothes, flats, etc. Had By haggle for me. Nyahaha. :P

VOTED DURING THE FIRST AUTOMATED ELECTION

I've always believed in the phrase "Pag di bumoto, wag magreklamo". We should all participate during our countries' activities to be in the loop and get the kind of treatment we all deserve. Yesterday, the first automated election was held in the country and problems kind of arose in some areas. Thankfully though, it has been the most peaceful election in the country. And in less than 24 hours, we now have the results for the regional candidacy. Amazing indeed!

Pinoy and proud, though I feel sad that the former president who cheated the country and stole billions of pesos in the Philippines is ranking second. I hope the rightful leader will emerge.

So far, the first week of May is exciting. Let's see the half of it.

Happy remains of the summer everyone! :)

Friday, May 07, 2010

Sleep at Your Own Risk: A Nightmare on Elm Street

"Memories don't kill you". But if a forgotten memory haunts you to sleep and kills all of your friends in slumber, you would probably wish to stay awake.

Just like Nancy Holbrook (Rooney Mara), her nightmare started when her best friends, Kris Fowles (Katie Cassidy), Dean Russell (Kellan Lutz) and Jesse Braun (Thomas Dekker) were unexplainably killed while they sleep. What they all thought was another bad dream, a horrible looking man named Freddy (Jackie Earle Haley), with a clawed hand and a burnt face frightens them to hide because once you enter his world, waking up is the only option to survive.

As Nancy and her only surviving friend, Quentin Smith (Kyle Gallner) seeks for answers about the man in their sleep who threatens to kill them all, a pre-school photo resurfaces and she discovered that all of her classmates in the picture have been killed as well. She then resorted to asking her mother about Freddy and found out that as a child, he was a gardener at the pre-school and an ugly past linked the two of them and their parents thought they made sure that he will never disturb the children ever.

But as Freddy Krueger seeks for revenge, he pulls Nancy and Quentin in his world to make up for what their parents did to him and he makes sure that its a nightmare they will never forget... Ever.

The scaredycat in me told me never to watch films like these. But since I'd be with friends, I indulged with it. Never mind the horrors that my mind would play after seeing the movie. Most parts of the film will give you a fright and a half, but some are kind of predictable, hence, the title, but gorier. There's too much blood in the film and Freddy's sharp claws are definitely uncool.

I like Nancy's character. When she first showed up, I thought that she's timid and silent. But when she delivered the line "Youre in my world now, bitch!", I was so impressed. Imagine being close to getting killed and she still had the guts to be cocky at the same time. Girl power! :P

To think of it, this might be one of the scary movies that I really enjoyed watching. Well minus the gruesome parts of course!

Many thanks to Azrael Coladilla, Ms. Sharon Yu, my friend Kath and SM Cinemas for the premiere night invites.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The April That It Was

Things have been so busy the past month that I havent been the frequent chronicler that I was. Good thing have come my way and I'm just so ecstatic in what will happen in the next days/months.



Kami na!!! :)


After three months of searching for Mr. Right, I finally found, no let me rephrase that, he finally found me! :D Last April 18, MJ and I turned a day. Hehehe. Seriously now, I was supposed to do something before I say yes. But then he spoiled the eve of 18, that I had to resort to the back-up plan. Though, I'm not really sorry because the night I said yes, the skies paved its way to put a million stars for us to witness. And I've never been happier. :)


MOVIE DATE: DATE NIGHT



How about you? What's your story?


Before I said yes to him, we were out watching "Date Night" at the Mall of Asia. Told him that I needed to watch the movie because Leighton Meester has a cameo in it. But it turned out that we both loved watching Steve Carell's antics instead and Mark Wahlberg's abs, too add.


He even said that he was touched when the investigator asked, "What's Your Story?". When I asked him the same question, I was more in love with him because he just confessed his love. So sweet.


NEW BOSS, NEW WORKLOAD



I can do this. I'm freakin' superwoman!


Now I'm not under Loans, but in Cross-selling already. The company is thriving to different directions and my new boss, Ms. Valerie is seated under her post where she needs a counterpart to do her reports when she's not here at Tektite. To be honest. I never want to get transferred in the first place. I abhor the sight of spreadsheets because I enjoyed my events, I loved my car displays and stuff, and I dislike being stuck inside the cubicle all day long. But I'm trying so hard to strive. I need to prove them that I don't usually give up just like that.


GO FOR THE GUY WHO ISN'T AFRAID TO SHOW YOU OFF TO HIS FRIENDS



My Baby with his friends, Carlos, Japz and Shoti doing their signature pose


Last week, he dragged me to Antipolo because his friend's son is celebrating its first birthday. Good thing I was feeling much better during the afternoon that its okay to join him and his college friends. Thank God they were all funny and it doesn't feel awkward at all. Cam, Faith, Chistian, Carlos, Japs and Jamie are nice to be with. There never was a dull moment, especially when they were telling stories about their other friends and their college adventures. Now I can't wait to hang out with them again. :)



Separated at birth? Eden? Tell me the truth! :P


And since he made me meet his friends, I took the chance for him to meet mine too. Since it was a holiday last Monday, Eden, Jervee, MJ and I went to Shang's house for an all-tagalog movie marathon. It was a blast. And we were mocking Kim Chiu's movie lines, just for fun.



Hope this'll not give me nightmares all week.


Now, HELLO MAY! I hope you'd be as exciting as April. Just like later, Karch and I will be watching A Nightmare on Elm Street. Its been so long since I've seen a horror film. Now this is interesting. Thanks to Azrael for the movie premiere invite.


Have a happy month ahead everyone!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tony Stark is Just My Type: Iron Man 2

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) stars in the second installment of Iron Man, the cocky, womanizer superhero-slash-millionaire. As the US Government learned about his powerful suit, he was asked to turn them over as they feel it promotes violence to the world. But as Iron Man is part of Tony Stark, he refuses to turn them in and wanted to prove the authorities' judgments wrong.

Meanwhile, Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), Tony Stark's greatest rival is conjuring a suit similar to Iron Man as he works for the government, thus trying to make Iron Man history.

Another enemy for Tony Stark tries to seek revenge on his family, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), a physicist, made cahoots with Hammer to smash Iron Man and its existence. But growing weaker, Stark was assisted by Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to help himself to go back to his game and prove that Iron Man is an exceptional superhero which shouldn't cease to exist.

Cliche as it may seem, I was touched by the movie. I was so in awe when Tony Stark's dad told him that he was the most important invention he ever made. I did miss my Dad. :P

The movie was action packed. I loved seeing two Iron Men work hand in hand. And Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) is a sure sweetheart. How she handles Tony makes me go "awww" everytime. And I'm so in love with Tony Stark. Yes, he may be so cocky, but I guess those are just my type.

And with that, Iron Man 2 is definitely one of the must watch movies of the year! :)

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