Saturday, August 29, 2009

Shoes schmooze!

Found this entry on this Sunday's Post Secret blog...

I can totally relate, actually. I'm a sucker for shoes. Right now, I have about fifty pairs of different kinds of shoes, sandals, flats and slippers. The shoe drawers my dad had made especially for all my footwear are now crammed and everything that can't fit into them anymore are lined in neat rows under my dresser. I don't really wear all of them. Some I don't even like anymore. It's just nice to look at.

My recent purchase are these leather boots from Aldo. Props to me for not buying them on impulse when I was at the Megamall branch. It took me a week to decide whether to get them or not. They were very expensive, and I wanted to be really sure I wanted the pair before I shell out the big dough. Now, they're all mine and I absolutely love, love, love 'em! Plus with all the raves I've been getting, I'm convinced it's worth every peso!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Need for Speed!

My dad handed me the reins to his Kia Sorento about three months ago. I wasn’t excited at first, because my purplish blue Honda Jazz and I have been inseparable buddies for more than two years. But after a week, I was converted! V6, 24-valve, double overhead cam, 3.5cc engine – my new ride was a roadrunner! All of the sudden, this chick wasn’t driving anymore. She was flying!

Yes, folks, I am a mad woman behind the wheel. I don’t mean reckless. I just drive fast. There’s something exhilarating about it, you see. Stepping on the gas pedal with exactly the right pressure to make you zoom forward, leaving the other cars behind to eat your dust. Snaking your way through traffic and getting ahead. Add to that the fact that I am a girl, and you know how people think majority of female drivers are either slow or dumb or both. No, sir, not this babe.

So now my Sorento (which I aptly named Prime) and I have become fast friends. We breeze through Commonwealth and Edsa every morning when I rush to my 6AM radio show. We race against time and traffic, and I get excited everytime I feel his powerful engine reverberating within his strong body of silver steel. You get your high from a caffeine fix. I get mine from speed.

That’s why I’m thinking of joining the M-150 Unleashed Northern Adventure Race. We’ve been airing the radio plug since last week. It’s a big race formulated by this new energy drink called M-150. If you haven’t heard the plug yet over Wave 891, it’s a point to point race from Manila to Baguio to San Fernando, La Union to Dagupan all the way to the finish line in Subic. Cool, huh? You have to finish the race the fastest BUT without breaking the law. Meaning, staying within the speed limits. I know, that made me groan, too. But hey, this isn’t a race for outlaws anyway. And as long as there’s no fuel efficiency involved, I’m in! The winner gets 50K cash and products and goodies from M-150 and their partners. 50K! Yeah! Eyes on the prize, baby!

The radio plug says you have to form a team of 2 or 3. So there’s me and Prime. Now I just have to sway my beau into sitting right next to me while I drive like mad. That shouldn’t be so difficult, right? Yahoo! Just writing about this is already getting me pumped up and excited! Should I or should I not? I’ll have a heart-to-heart chat with my probable co-driver after this. And of course, there’s the screening! This is probably for the M-150 people to check if you’re sane and safe enough to join. Hmm... I’m sane, I’m safe, and I’m a radio DJ. Can that be a plus factor? :)

The Project Launch and Screening will be held this Saturday (Aug 29), 9pm at the Greenhills Shopping Complex. The Northern Adventure Race is on September 19. Don’t ask me for more details, please. Just click this link –

You up for it? I know I am. Ready...set...vroom vroom!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

On the up and up!

It really isn't just about a floating house.

Love. Togetherness. Family. Friendship. Loyalty. Trust. Fun. A sense of adventure.

Put all these together and life will always be on the up and up!


And here's something that really lifts me up!

Being with my fave little girl, Izbel.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The month in a nutshell...

Time flies so fast, doesn't it? It's August! Just a couple more days to go before the "ber" months start. Grabe, Christmas na! Here are a few updates on what transpired during the past few weeks or so.

After months of sheer anticipation, we finally got to watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Awesome movie! Though not as spectacular as the book. Many events were edited out, some of which I believe were quite significant and should have been part of the movie. It would have been fun to see Luna on the big screen as Quidditch commentator. In the book, she kept on forgetting the names of the Slytherin players, or got distracted saying nice things about Gryffindor chaser and friend, Ginny. We didn't see Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour in the movie, which makes me wonder how these characters will appear in the next flick. Their engagement was announced in the sixth installment, and Bill was gravely wounded by werewolf Fenrir Greyback. He will be appearing with a mighty scar on his face in Deathly Hallows, with a fondness for rare steaks. Snape as the Half-Blood Prince wasn't highlighted that much in the movie. For those who have not read the books, his story, a glimpse of his past, would have given you a better understanding of who Severus Snape really is. Why is this important? Because you will find out in the end that his character is one of the most magnificent and memorable individuals of both literature and film.

Nevertheless, the movie was all-in-all a spectacular one. It successfully and masterfully brought important scenes to life, particularly the death of Albus Dumbledore. It visually and emotionally captured each viewer, HP fans and non-followers alike.

Being the avid Harry Potter fanatics that we are, my girlfriends and I met up for a post-HP dinner two nights after we watched the premiere, where we had mugs and mugs of our own version of the popular butterbeer. :)

Melodramatic Facebook statuses brought us together again after a week. A spur-of-the-moment dinner at Baliwag Visayas Ave. The girls and our partners. Nadine and Jeje wanted to air out their woes of the heart, and Kath, my besty Len and I responded promptly like rescue teams for the distressed. There wasn't any time to lament, though, as we spent the evening laughing 'til our tummies ached. Cheers to friendship!

I finally found a trainer for my Lab pup, Lily Potter. As-Zoo Dog Training Services, owned by Den Valenzuela. I was able to get a good deal for Lily. So now she and our Boxer Princess are taking up basic and advanced obedience training at home. Can't wait to bring Lily out to see my friends, or have her jog by my side in UP Diliman on a Sunday morning.

My family and I got our US Visas! Woot woot! Quick and easy, too. But before you go thinking that the Americans are pretty lenient now, let me just tell you that there were more people who got denied, more people who walked out with dejected faces. At least from the batch of applicants that were interviewed before us. So I guess depende talaga. I think if they see the desperation on your face to leave the country, they will say no without any hesitation. We were approved without much questioning, probably because it was crystal clear on our faces that we did not want to live in the US and we had every reason in the world to come back home. Disney World, here we come!

Over the weekend, my family, my beau and I trekked to Enchanted Kingdom. AICS Family Day, just like last year's outing. The weather was terrible, but we still had loads of fun. A lot more fun this year, too, because Alvin was with me. Yey!

Looking forward to plenty more happy moments in the months to come!



9 years and 2 months since the day I said "yes!" The world will always spin every time we touch. I love you!