Friday, January 30, 2009

My idea of a perfect Friday date...

...sharing five orders of fishballs and a cup of buko juice. standing at the UP Diliman coop, laughing and enjoying each other.

...playing WII at home and trying to beat each other at tennis and bowling. then I get really pikon when I lose. he makes funny faces so I'd smile again, and we tickle and hug and kiss, careful not to let my dad hear.

...dinner at home para tipid. i make chicken noodle soup. dad brings home roasted chicken. and we all sit together and eat and make kwento. alvin and i share a glass, and a plate, and some ketchup.

...going home early and finding the house empty. we smile and lock the doors.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

My thoughts exactly.

My new on-air schedule has started. Since Monday, I have been dragging myself out of bed at 4am. I make it to the station at 5:45, just in time for the 6am show I share with my new partners, Jada and Eri. Our show is called The Morning League (with Super Eri and the Wonder Twins). Don't laugh. Kanya-kanyang trip yan.

So far, it's been great. I'm tight friends with Jada for years now, so we jive along really well. And Eri is such a good conversationalist. So the adlibs just keep flowing. Perfect for the morning, actually. My mind gets stimulated enough, thoughts of going back to bed gets pushed back to one corner. My body is still adjusting though. I am naturally a morning person. But I don't normally wake up before the rooster does. Now I have to everyday. Still getting used to it. Pretty soon I'll be able to stifle the yawns.

We got a multiply account you might feel like checking out, if you want to look at pictures of the three crazy djs starting a ruckus every morning.


One of the perks of doing the sign-on shift is having loads of free time to do whatever you want! I can stay in the office and do my assistant station manager duties. If I don't feel like it, I can hit the spa as early as 11am. Or get a facial. Or watch a movie. Or have lunch and spend the whole day doing nothing with my beau. Or go home real early to dive under my comforter with a good book. Wonderful, huh? It actually means I'm not that busy lately. No rackets, which, under normal circumstances, would depress me. But with all this free time to enjoy life at a leisurely pace, who's to complain? I'm loving it!

I think that's why, in my opinion, I look younger and more vibrant these days. Could be the look of love I'm wearing. And it could also be the glow coming from all the time I spend on myself...without the stress. Or maybe because I feel lighter! I'm sticking quite well to my new year's resolution of not eating rice for the entire 2009. This is my 29th rice-free day. 336 days to go. I can do this!


With a lot of free time to spare, I get to be with my family more often. If I leave immediately after my show, I can even catch them for breakfast. Today was a treat. I decided not to join the company outing at Enchanted Kingdom and opted to go home early to catch up on some zzzs. My dad was still at home. Lots of time left to chat before he left for work. I had a lovely 2-hour nap. Then my sisters and I shared a big Yellow Cab Four Seasons pizza while watching Revolutionary Road on DVD, which quite bored us to death. But Kate Winslet is such an amazing actress.


My buddy Jada and I watched Australia yesterday. We'll be having an all-movies segment every Friday. Popcorn will be an hour of soundtracks, film trivia and reviews. So for the very first edition of Popcorn tomorrow, the spotlight will be on the latest Baz Luhrmann masterpiece.

After Moulin Rouge, which is one of my all-time favorite flicks, this incredibly talented film director, screenwriter and producer returns after eight years with a remarkable epic romance. I won't say much, as some of you might not have seen it yet, and it would be dreadful if I spoil the excitement for you. All I'll tell you is that it's a beautiful movie that will make you laugh, drive you to tears, break your heart but mend it back. A must-see.


January 23, 2009. We wrapped up our third project, and the biggest one so far. Underground Extreme - The Big Day. Conratulations, Team EAP! Props to the 8 teams that made it to the finals, and congrats to the big winners:

2nd runner-up: UP Manila
1st runner-up: Datamex Pasig
Champion: Mapua Makati

I am most especially proud of the team from Datamex. From the beginning, these boys have been the underdogs, with very little self-confidence. They told us about the many times they've joined dance competitions, only to lose repeatedly to big, well-known schools like Ateneo and La Salle. When they registered for Underground, they weren't expecting to make it, especially after finding out that their school was the smallest, if not unknown, on the list. But they were willing to give it a try. They made it to the finals, but the trials didn't stop there. Detractors tried to pull them down and out of the competition, saying they were not legitimate students, making up accusations to break their spirit. The Datamex boys did the only thing they can do - the wisest thing to do, actually - complete their requirements (the same set of requirements submitted by all the participating schools) and give it their best shot. And you know what? God is really good to those who are belittled. The underdogs won 1st runner-up.

He who laughs last laughs the most. Indeed.

And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
(Matthew 23:12)

Watch out for UNDERGROUND EXTREME '09 coming this July!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

AM Mayhem on Wave 891

Say hello to the newest and coolest trio to hit radio!

am mayhem

Anne, Eri and Jada.
Waking you up all weekday mornings of your life...whether you like it or not.

6 to 9 AM on the metro's most influential R&B station.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Trinket Queen

I woke up today thinking of what accessories to match with my outfit for my hosting this afternoon. I'll be hosting a sort of fashion show at Robinson's Galleria, and I wanted to look...well, fashionable enough. :)

So I opened the big drawer in my closet where I keep all my trinkets, and I was instantly inspired to do this little feature. Over the years, ang dami ko na palang nabiling trinkets! Nakakatuwa. Different colors, styles, shapes, textures - all so fun to look at!

bangles bangles

Bangles are fantastic to wear with a simple outfit. One of my favorites is this colorful one I got from Promod. A little too big and heavy, but I fell in-love with the colorful circles, and it would go well with almost anything. So I knew it was mine to keep.

Bracelets for dressier outfits

Rings make chic fashion statements!


Nothing beats Get Happy earrings!


I am especially addicted to necklaces. I like them big, bold and flashy.



This one was a Christmas present from Alvin's family. I love this one, matched with my sundresses. Makes you look like an island chick.

And of course, the watches! Hooked on these tick-tocking devices.


Swatch offers endless styles and designs. Very affordable, too. And you should check out the watches of Bench. You'd be surprised at how great they look. Plus the price tags won't scare you away.


Different patterns and designs...


Different colors and shapes...


Different textures...

snake skin

The treasures of a Trinket Queen.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Friendship means...

...never having to say you're sorry when you're always too busy to have lunch, and when you finally meet up, you're 45 minutes late.


Put together three tight friends plus some calorie-laden Burgoo dishes = Power Lunch! We're all excited about the schedule change that's going to happen two weeks from now. My buddy Jada and I are moving up to major prime time. And we're going to be partners, too! Can't get any better than that. It's the perfect sched because we have all the time in the world to watch movies and go on lunches that last the whole day! Just like old times. Wheeee! :)



...finding time for laughter and chika amidst busy scheds!


At sino naman mag-aakala na sa sobrang ka-busyhan namin ay magkakaroon kami ng time to meet up for lunch? Well, we did just that. My good friend Jeje had a 1:30pm meeting at Strata 2000. So we decided to have early lunch at Gerry's for some tawanan, chikahan, at tuksuhan sa crush! O diba, high school na high school! We parted - Jeje to her meeting, me to my radio show - with big smiles and light hearts. Friendship gives you that kind of high.


Coming to your radios real soon...

AM Mayhem
Photography by Vida Tan

Jada. Eri. Anne.
Making mayhem happen in the morning.
Make sure the frequency's set on Wave 891 on January 26, 6AM.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Looking back at 2008

Inspired by Marlon.

1. What did you do in 2008 that you've never done before?
Learned French. Flew to China and Bohol.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I wanted to lose weight. I did. But I gained it all back. :)

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What country did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Money. Patience. Faith.

7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
May to mid-September. Limbo months.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I changed for the better.

9. What was your biggest failure?
I failed to love myself more.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My Canon SX 10.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My besty. Her strength is admirable!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mine, during my limbo months. Most pathetic person, indeed!

14. Where did most of your money go?

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My McDonald's birthday party.

16. What songs will always remind you of 2008?
The Heart of the Matter, India Arie.
Go On Girl, Neyo.
A Shade of Blue, Incognito.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier.
ii. thinner or fatter? thinner.
iii. richer or poorer? richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
With the people I love, unwrapping presents and taking pictures! Wheee!

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Yes. All over again. :)

22. How many one-night stands?
None. One, almost. But almost doesn't count. :)

23. What was your favorite TV program?

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

25. What was the best book you read?
The Alchemist.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I discovered the music of Solange Knowles and Uness.

27. What did you want and got?
My life back.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
Sex & the City

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Celebrated my 29th with a McDonald's Princess Party!

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
No heartaches. More money.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Sexy yet comfy.

32. What kept you sane?

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
John Lloyd Cruz!

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Politics within my workplace. The way our system works is disheartening.

35. Who did you miss?

36. Who was the best new person you met?
My classmates in French 1 and 2!

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
God will make a way when there seems to be no way.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Not a single softie tear,
not a feeling in my chest,
baby, I'm feeling no stress,
I'm too fly to be depressed.