Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The D&G EB Party!

anne n rye
Last leg of Go 80s at Agogo happened last Friday, simultaneously with the D&G EB Party. Only a few members joined us, but Cafe Agogo was jam packed, and it was the best Friday ever! We had a blast! Thor and Natural High performed. After that, DJ Ajie did the mixes 'til a few hours after midnight. We were dancing to the beats of the 80s - Boy George, Kylie Minogue, Mike Francis, Madonna, Kenny Loggins, etc. It was absolute FUN! I was standing on the couch and dancing. Funny thing is, I wasn't even drunk! :) I was simply having a great time.
eb party 2 eb party 3
eb party 1
More pictures coming up.


must love dogs
Watched MUST LOVE DOGS with my honey over the weekend. LOVE IT! I simply adore John Cusack! I borrowed the book from my friend Pam, and have started the first few chapters. I must say, the flick is so much better. :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Life goes on...

Haven't blogged for a while. My schedule has been pretty tight the past few weeks. I guess it'll be staying this way for the next 7 months or so, with this telenovela project I'm working on. It's really draining me. But since I signed a contract, I can't just pack up and go because I'm burned out. I have to deal with it 'til it's finally over. I tell myself this is going to be my last project with them... Time will tell.


Been hitting the gym three to four times a week. I've discovered another class to enjoy - cardio martial arts. Fun! And it'll really make you SWEAT! As in! Love it!

My arms, legs and back have been sore for the longest time. Last week, I overdid my leg exercises and could barely walk. So I had to take a breather from spinning. But I'm okay now and I'll be back on the bike again tonight! :)

Workout sessions with my trainer is not as easy as I thought it would be. In fact, it's super hard! Sometimes I just want to give up and go home. But Kaye persistently tells me to go on. Now I can see how important a trainer is if you're really into serious "gymming." If I was on my own, my body will not cooperate anymore.


Today I have decided to eat healthier! My friend Lindy told me about this place called GOOLAI. Well, it's not actually a place, but they make salads and sandwiches and you order a day earlier by email or phone. I placed my very first order yesterday. So today, this is what I had for lunch:

Fresh greens with tuna, apples and walnuts in ranch dressing
Shrimp sandwich with alfalfa sprouts and walnuts in whole wheat


Want to go veggie? Email GOOLAI!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Enjoying life!

Loving Alanis! (...and her acoustic jagged little pill...) The HEAD OVER FEET in this album hits stronger than the original. You just want to stop what you're doing and get lost in it... I recommend it to people who are just about starting to fall in love...

Loving the gym! Never thought I'd enjoy it this much. My fave class - spinning! It makes you breathless and high. Pilates is quite difficult, but challenging. We all know yoga is for relaxation. Now I know that from experience. I almost fell asleep! It's just TOO relaxing! Hehehe... I might skip yoga from now on. I'd rather get pumped up. I have yet to try the cardio martial arts class. It looks fun. Ahh...and the "serious" workout. Hitting the machines with my personal trainer, Kaye. It's really a big challenge for someone who's not used to sweating it out and moving (or carrying) heavy stuff. But as the saying goes, no pain, no gain. I just have to keep picturing Vina Morales' abs in my head for motivation. :)
golds gym

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Weight Gain?!?

Had my first orientation at Gold's Gym yesterday. I had a pretty trainer named Kaye. I did 15-mins cardio, and she did a couple of tests on me. Like checking my body fat, and muscle mass and all that jazz. Then I stepped on the weighing scale.

What's my weight?

Wait. Let me compute. (starts punching on her little calculator). 103 pounds.

You're kidding right?

No. Look here... (shows me how to compute from kilograms to pounds.)

That can't be right. I though I was about 107 by now.

No. It's 103. You're underweight. And you need to start a weight gain program.

Weight gain? You gotta be kidding me. I already gained enough weight. But my trainer says if I want to see toned arms, legs and abs, I need to eat and put on weight, or else there's nothing to tone. Hmm...

What a dilemma.

So now I'm thinking. 6,500 pesos to hire a trainer for 11 sessions. That's almost two months. I think I really need a trainer if I'm gonna be serious about toning my bod and all. Should I take the plunge? My 3rd workout orientation will be on Saturday. Maybe I can decide then. I really need to think about this, contemplate, before I shell out that much moolah from my savings.

An investment for my body? Or a waste of money? Hmm...

Jagged Little Pill

alanis 2
Drove through the usual traffic on my way back to Wave from Makati. It's raining again. Haven't seen the sun in days. I play my Alanis Morissette CD and fast forward to the bonus tracks. Ironic. Head Over Feet. You Oughta Know. Hand in my Pocket.

My mind travelled back to my early college days.

Long hair. 95 pounds. Slender arms. Size 25 jeans. Untrimmed eyebrows.

Someone used to call me Daffodils back then.

I had a girlfriend back then.

My bestfriend Lennie was in a different section. But we always met up after class.

Had little money back then. Used to ride the jeep.

Went on a Tagaytay road trip with some friends. Love triangle? I don't know. We drove through a tunnel with all the lights off. That was scary.

I loved Alanis back then.

I still do.

I miss listening to her old songs. Never really had the money back then to buy her Jagged Little Pill album. Now, after ten years, I have the money. But I can't find her album anymore. Bummer.

I hope someone tries to find the Jagged Little Pill for me.

Surfed through the net and found that she's got an acoustic CD of Jagged Little Pill, released this year. I got to have that. And the first one.

Alanis is still in my system.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Movie marathon!

Watched two flicks with my beau over the weekend.
wedding crashers
WEDDING CRASHERS with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. Really funny! It got a couple of negative reviews over the net. But I liked the movie. Light and funny - heck, it's a comedy. And I realized one thing, Vince Vaughn is CUTE! No wonder Jennifer Aniston's into him.
chocolate factory
CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Love it! And Johnny Depp is sooo sexy. Never mind if he looked like Michael Jackson in this flick. He's such a versatile actor. I can't think of any other Hollywood star who wouldv'e made a better Willy Wonka.

I cried during the part when Charlie's grandpa gave him a coin to buy a Wonka bar, fished out from his old, worn wallet. It reminded me of my own lolo. He wanted to buy me an expensive car alarm when my dad went to the US. He was handing over some bills to my dad when they were in the auto shop. My dad wouldn't have it of course.

And I also got teary-eyed when Charlie said he only gets a Wonka bar once a year, during his birthday. How sad is that? :(
Hooked into Sophie Kinsella's third installment of Shopaholic. I just adore Luke! But I hate his mom! She's so...grrr! Good thing my in-laws are wonderful people. :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

How cute is that? :)

Look what I found at MINT!
dng shirt
Soon as I saw this on the display window, I knew I just had to have it! It's got my name written on it. Or the name of my show, literally. :) Love it!