Sunday, July 31, 2005

Trinket Queen!

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Two things I spend most of my money on: shoes and ACCESSORIES! I am a certified trinket queen! Everytime I'm in a mall or bazaar, I find myself magnetized to these sparkling and colorful items. I just can't resist 'em.
get happy pink get happy black
Right now, I'm addicted to GET HAPPY earrings. They're simply the best! A bit pricey, but definitely worth every peso. They instantly turn a simple tank top-jeans outfit into a fab getup! My favorite (and most expensive) pair are the big pink ones. A bit heavy, but your ears get used to the weight.
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I collect all kinds - earrings, bracelets, bangles, chokers, rings, brooches. Sparkling stones, colorful plastics, ethnic styles, butterfly and floral designs, silver, gold, bronze - I love 'em all!
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Getting fit!

I have decided to add fitness to my life. Last Thursday, I started going to the gym. My dear friend, Tita Mags of Mossimo, gifted me with a 6-month membership certificate at Gold's Gym. So I enrolled, and started with the Spinning class last week. It was really tiring, but fun. I plan to attend the group exercise classes. They have spinning, yoga, pilates, street dancing and belly dancing during the weekdays. My goal is to attend at least 3 classes every week. If I can wake up early during Sundays, I can also attend the yoga class at 9. I'm not really after a gorgeous bod. I just want to feel the positive effects of exercise on my mood and my skin. :) They say you get that "healthy glow" when you exercise regularly. I want that! :)
sports buff
Hon bought me a new water bottle, and really nice Nike shoes. My very first pair of REAL Nike shoes! :) I love 'em! And I can't wait to hit the gym again with my new gear. :) Thanks sweetheart!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Duh!

Painted on the back of some Metro Manila buses is this line:

DO NOT OVERTAKE BUSES.

Makes you wanna laugh, huh?

Overtaking, cutting, swerving. A bus driver's hobby. You can expect absolutely no road courtesy from these drivers. Most of them, if not all.

I should paint something on the back of my car.

STAY ON THE F*CK*NG YELLOW LANE.

Monday, July 25, 2005

My life so far...

Working on a holiday. Not really a downside. I don’t mind missing today’s SONA. It won’t put food on the table anyway. :)

We started on a new telenovela now. It’s a Spanish TV series and we’re dubbing it in English. It isn’t as easy as my other dubbing job. But raket is raket. I can’t really complain if I want to be able to pay for my car monthly. And besides, I enjoy doing this. It’s the closest I can get to theater and real acting. :)

Now I’m here, writing this while waiting for my 3pm show to start. I’m already getting used to my new sched. My dubbing jobs have adjusted to this new time slot. It’s a bit tiring though, going to Makati in the morning, Ortigas in the afternoon, then heading back to Makati in the evening. But it’s alright. At least I still have both projects. God is indeed good. Now if only He can do something about the metro’s traffic problems… hehehe.

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SIMS
Once again I am addicted to SIMS. I spent almost the entire weekend playing, creating families and building houses. And I just discovered that if you finally decide to have a baby, and take real good care of it, the baby’ll grow up into a kid. I know what you’re thinking. You got that big DUH in your head. :) I just experimented on the baby over the weekend. Now I don’t have to wonder what happens to the baby afterwards. :)

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Heaven is…

…skin and sheets, fingers laced while watching About Schmidt.

…a warm embrace, with soothing hot water against your bare back.

Silent moments that mean so much.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Fresh!

Decided to give my blog a fresh new look. Haven't been making entries for quite some time. Been busy with work, and other stuff.

Some updates...

I've gotten over my very sad week last week, or the week before that, I can't remember. Things are doing okay now between me and my beau. Work problems are also an added burden. And sad to say, there is no more hope for people who refuse to change for the better. I just cross my fingers and pray for my workplace, that these people will not succeed in destroying the station that I love.

I have found me a good quote - DON'T WASTE TIME RESPONDING TO YOUR CRITICS. So true. If they don't matter, don't mind them. :)

Watched FANTASTIC FOUR with my beau over the weekend. Entertaining. But not very impressive.

I have quite adjusted to my new schedule. 3-6PM isn't so bad. My telenovela sched has been moved to evenings now, which isn't so bad because at least I don't get stuck in Makati traffic anymore. And I am thankful that I still have this raket. It keeps my bank account happy, and I truly enjoy the work.
drive and grind
I am enjoying my boardwork. I've always enjoyed Rye's company. And everything's so easy with this guy. I don't even feel like I'm working. It's just like having fun all the time. And if there are days when we're not in the mood to have fun, who cares? We just let it slide. :) Loving it...

My new schedule has one disadvantage: TRAFFIC! Grr! I hate buses, jeepneys and motorbikes. If I become president of this country, or someone who can control the LTO, I'll have all public drivers take a road courtesy and disciplinary training. Stupid drivers can go home and plant kamote.

But I am enjoying my new car (which I think isn't so new anymore because so far in 2 months it has traveled a lot already) even if it isn't a matic. In fact, I am proud that my car isn't a matic. My car is slowly teaching me to become a skillful stick driver. (Hmm...that doesn't sound so wholesome.) Hehehe... Seriously, I'm enjoying it. And I believe a girl who's good with the stick is incredibly impressive and sexy. (Again, that didn't sound so wholesome.) ;)

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Updates...

Saturday…
WAR OF D WORLDS
Watched War of the Worlds with my family. Although the flick had its good moments, and was able to keep you breathless in some parts, over-all it was kinda blah. A rip-off, as Mareng Ida described it.
OFF D G 2
Then I went out with my besty and her hubby. Stayed up ‘til 2:30AM at Off The Grill to watch our high school friend Paula and her band, Joint. Their music was okay. And Edward had too much to drink. :)

Sunday…

Went to Hairbytes in Eastwood to get a much-needed haircut. I wanted to go to a really nice salon where you pay a big amount for their good stylists. 650 bucks got me a nice layered style, which looks sexy when blow-dried, and still looks pretty much ok when not. Now I need a hair spa treatment. Dry and dull-looking hair will still look unattractive even with a nice, sophisticated style.
MCDO
After hearing mass, my family and I had dinner at McDonald’s. Going inside the fastfood restaurant, and smelling that signature “McDo” smell – the experience seemed new to me. I have successfully avoided eating McDonald’s for the longest time. I wanted to have Japanese instead because I am constantly thinking about my diet. But what the heck. It’s just for one day anyway. I ordered my favorite meal – a Big Mac and large fries! Yum!

Monday…

The Drive & Grind with Anne & Rye is officially back! Our new time slot is Mon-Fri, 3-6PM. As soon as we got on board, it all came back so naturally – the way we blend, the way we talk together, and laugh at the really insignificant things that make it even funnier. Chemistry’s intact and sense of humor’s in check. I’m gonna love this major change. I just hope my partna stays for good. Knowing Rye, I’ll take it by the day. :)

Today…
stone love
Very bad weather. Very bad traffic. I drove to work for an hour and 15 minutes with Angie Stone playing inside my car. I just LOVE her new album. Angie Stone – Stone Love. Smooth. Perfect.

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Underneath this busy fa├žade, you will find a trace of sadness. But I refuse to dwell on it. I don’t even want to talk about it. I’ll just drown myself in work. That will keep my sanity.