Wednesday, November 11, 2009

*blush* encore!

During a meeting with one of our Big Bosses:

Big Boss: Do you already have plans of getting married, Anne?
Anne: Yes, sir. My boyfriend and I plan to get married by next year.
Big Boss: Ah, so soon?
Anne: Sir, matanda na po ako. (smiles)
Big Boss: Why? How old are you?
Anne: 30, sir.
Big Boss: Seriously?
Anne: Yes, sir.
Big Boss: Talaga? All this time I thought you were just 23 or something.
Anne: (bigger smile this time) Wow. Thank you, sir.

And this is where I blush (again). I'm mentally doing happy cartwheels. Another confirmation that I don't look old! Now the rest of my month is made.


Monday, November 9, 2009


During the PLDT Watchpad event I hosted over the weekend, while chatting with Denise (of PLDT):

Denise: How old are you, Anne?
Anne: I'm 30.
Denise: (shocked expression) No way!
Anne: (smiles) Yeah. I'm 30.
Denise: I thought you were like 24 or something. I thought you were my age!
Anne: Wow, thank you for the compliment. Isip bata kasi eh. Hindi pa nag-mature yung utak ko. (laughs)

And that's the part where I blush. Tee-hee. Confirmation that I don't look old. That's enough to make my week.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Lately, I've been feeling the following:

- small
- insignificant
- unimportant
- lost
- restless
- weird

2009 hasn't been very good to me in terms of income, career and other small stuff. Then this morning I woke up to the realization that this year really isn't my time to shine. It's my time to be happy for other people who are having a great year. It is kinda weird to feel like this when the year is almost at an end. Maybe deep inside me I was kinda hoping that things would pick up towards the later part of '09. It hasn't. But that's okay. I get it now. This year is for me to sit back and applaud the accomplishments of other people. I may not have been given a big part in this stage play called life this year. But here's hoping that come 2010, I'm going to find my place, my piece, my purpose.

Found this on this week's PostSecret blog:

Whoever sent this, thank you! It calmed me somehow. When I'm feeling low, I'll just have to remember this message: I am part of something wonderful, God's grand plan.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Take a listen!

I am loving Jay-Z's eleventh #1 album, The Blueprint 3. If you haven't got a copy yet, go grab one. Hey, make sure you get only the original. Respect the artists and their music, be it local or foreign.

I have a number of favorite tracks in this album. So Ambitious (feat. Pharell), Young Forever (feat. Mr. Hudson), Already Home (feat. Kid Cudi) and Death of Autotune. And let's not forget to mention the song he shares with Alicia Keys, Empire State of Mind. Take a listen!

Way to go, Sandra Bullock!

Caught this article on Female First:

Sandra Bullock says her selfish attitude is what's made her happy.

The 'Speed' actress - who is married to motocross enthusiast Jesse James - admits she has always put herself first and doesn't worry what anyone else thinks, even if they correctly advise her that her actions are wrong.

She said: "I never did anything according to what anyone else wanted. That's why I think I am happy. I do everything 100 per cent - even my stupidest missteps. I know when I'm getting ready to mess up, I'm going to do it full-on."

Sandra also revealed she always speaks her mind because she doesn't want to get taken advantage of.

She added: "I have to fight every single day to live my true life. I don't ever want to come home saying, 'I should have spoken my mind. I shouldn't have let someone say something that I didn't feel was right.' "

You go, girl! Trying to please everyone is exhausting. So why should I?

Slow down, baby.

I don't know if anyone noticed how beautiful the moon was today. I stepped out of the house at 5:15 in the morning. I stopped short as soon as I saw the moon. It was incredible! According to the Lunar calendar, it was a full moon last night. But it had been raining and you couldn't appreciate its fullness. This morning, though, it was a sight to behold. Big, bright and magnificent, the moon stood out in all its glory, a bright ball of light in a sea of stars and gray clouds.

I wanted to rush back inside and grab my camera. I already spotted the perfect angle and, with my SX10's powerful zoom, I knew I'd be able to capture a good shot of the scene. But I was thinking of the time. If I stalled, I would be late for my show. So like the rest of the metro's mere mortals, I rushed to work. I was berating at my inner self for not taking the time to get just one snapshot. What are the chances of me seeing the moon in that glorious state again? It might not happen again.

It's a lesson I've learned and would like to share. People say we should stop and smell the flowers. We really must, actually. All of us lose ourselves in the nitty-gritty of everyday life. We get too busy to stop for a while and look around and appreciate the beauty of the world around us. Have you ever realized that for most of us, it takes a lot - expensive, shiny, hi-tech material things - to take our breaths away? It's a sad thing. We forget to appreciate the wonders of the elements, the air we breathe, the blue skies in the morning, the bed of stars that covers us at night. I can imagine God feeling very disappointed at us for our complete disregard of this wondrous gift He has given us - our world.

Aside from this, we have become too busy to count our blessing. When was the last time you sat back to reflect on what you have? There are so many things to be thankful for! There really isn't any time to be depressed about things we don't have, if you think about it. That's probably what God wants us to know, when the moon is bright and full, when you wake up to merry chirping of birds outside your window, when you chance upon the marvel of a shooting star or the beauty of a rainbow. Life isn't always about contracts and business meetings, making money, getting ahead, moving forward, climbing corporate ladders, working like crazy. Life is also about taking slow steps, breathing deeply, sand between your toes, basking in sunshine or watching the sunset, picking flowers along the road, laughing 'til you cry, running with arms outstretched and the wind blowing through your hair, staring quietly at the full moon. Most importantly, life is about listening to God, catching His messages and finding him in everything and everyone. When our days have become mazes and whirlwinds and rat races, what can save us are the moments where we stop and smell the flowers.

Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind.
- Jonathan Edwards

Monday, November 2, 2009

Why I love my job?

Because we always have an awesome time!

Wave 891 jocks Janice, Jason and Anne at Dolce Super Club. Celebrating The Black Party - Wave's Halloween event for '09.