Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Was '08 Really Great?

In a matter of hours (Manila time), we will once again begin another year. And sa kabila ng lakas ng ingay at putukan sa labas, I wanted to end the year right by reflecting on the things that happened in ‘08. But of course, I didn’t want this entry to be all about ‘Me’ again. Hahaha. That would be too much right? Besides, there are far more juicier things to discuss than to read about my ongoing battle with split-ends. Damn, I really need a good haircut. Sheeessshhh..

Anyhoo… As I was bummin’ around the house earlier today. I once again caught the movie “One More Chance” sa Cinema One. And realized, that perhaps this was the year of breakups - among my good good and not-so-quite good friends. Ahhhh love… The only rational and irrational feeling in this world that bring us both extreme joy and sadness at the same time.

So I guess, this is for the people who just lost somebody…. Wag na ninyong kantahin… This is supposed to be a lil melodramatic entry. Anu baaaa.

I hate endings. And hearing stories about endings. But these are quite inevitable lately as I learned and begin to hear how some friends struggle their own personal battles, about the different endings in their life. As stories began to unravel, I was amazed at how automatic our responses had been. And although, I was with different groups of people each time – I’ve been hearing the same thing over and over again. “Things will get better” daw. Hearing this over and over again, made me want to really believe that. But then again, as always, ayoko. Makapangontra lang. =)

The pain of a heartbreak is like a rite of passage. Lahat ata tayo nakaka-experience na niyan, one way or another. And for all of us who’ve gone through that phase, can you really, honestly tell me, that indeed things got better? Or didn’t we just bury the memories deep deep down our darkest thoughts where we can’t reach and find them easily?

So after a breakup, how does one get on with his or her own life and finally start moving on? Some say its about acceptance of the things that did and did not happen. Some say its about forgiveness, of your own shortcomings as well as the other person’s. Its one hellofva lot of things that somehow don’t make sense at first but will sure do when you get the chance to look back. Different strokes for different broken hearted individuals. Though one thing is for sure, clinging to that past is a sure fire way of not allowing yourself to experience a more exciting future.

So, like I said, this is for the people who just lost somebody. Para sa mga nang-iwan at mga iniwanan. If you are the one that left, well by all means you left for a reason so stop holding on to the past. And if you are the one that is left behind, never allow the person who left you to take away your capacity to actually enjoy your own life and eventually love again. Just because, he/she doesn’t love you, doesn’t mean you have to stop loving your own self.

And as we bid 2008 a nice goodbye, I hope you’ll all finally come to terms with your own battles and allow yourself to replace those old thoughts with even better memories – be it with your families, friends or in the arms of another love. May you all be at least fine in 2009. (Sorry for the rhyme thing – I can’t help it)

Happy New Year Bitches of the World!!!!

Stay Fab Fierce!!!!! Rawrrrr!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Obama in Manila ?#@!

Can’t stop laughing at this…

Watch how Ate Glow glide from her seat and used her hand to stop… Ang Kwela Noohhh… Hahahaha..

“OMG that’s impacho na….”

A Lil Less Third World

It’s exactly four freakin days before Christmas (Manila time zone) and yes, I’m yet to complete my holiday gifts. Yes, I’m such a crammer... Hahahaha.

And so, last night I dragged my lazy ass to the mall before heading to another party. I have this brillant idea – read B-R-I-L-L-A-N-T…. of what I want to get some of my friends for Christmas. I was all geared up with my huge bag, excited to hit the store only to find out that the items were missing, on day off, or probably out shoping as well. Out of Stock! Kainizzzzz……

And so, I went out for a hunt in a nearby mall – Trinoma. A few hours of roaming around and feeling exhausted from walking – with all the other rushers trying to get their own list completed, I was low on energy and feelin down already. And then I saw this…..

O di ba? Not only does Trinoma have this really nice rooftop landscape-ek and really huge comfort rooms where you practically won’t have to fall in line to pee. They also have flowers sa CR. Men’s CR ha. Nakakaaliw. It made my night a lil less stressful. I just couldn’t let it pass so I took a picture. Hahahaha. It made me smile and perked me up – which is what I needed since I was going to a party pa after.

Things like this make us a lil less third world di ba?? Lovely... Whatchutink????

Sunday, December 14, 2008


When SM said “we’ve got it all for you”, seems like most people believed them and went straight to their malls. Hahaha. Talk about great marketing campaign.

Well, totoo naman. I heart SM, especially when they got Charlene G to model – naging mejo zoooshal… With their new look and all…

Today I decided to do some of my Christmas shopping at SM in Manila. First stop, kids section. Syempre, mga pang regalo sa mga inaanak. I was just amazed at how organized everything were and how nice their stuffs are. Just like this cute lil dress for a cute kid… Look….

But then, just when I was about to get this cute dinner set for my almost a year old inaanak… I found something proudly written at the back of the box…

Kumapit kayo, at hindi niyo kakayanin to. Inulit ulit kong basahin talaga, akala ko April Fools Day...


Nakakaloka. Shet!

It's indeed the season to be jolly - falalalala....Whatever...

In a matter of a few sleeps more, I will be unintentionally waking up to the sound of bells coming from a nearby church – simabang gabi na!!!! Which simply means, whaaaaaatttttt… Pasko na ulit. Nahulaan niyo ba? Hahaha.

With Christmas being just around the corner, nagsisimula na ang mga old traditions. Christmas parties, Christmas dinners, Christmas ham? And Quezo de Bola. Of course, who would ever forget the Christmas presents. Gifts. I’m sure some of you, hindi na mabilang ang dami ng inaanak, or madaming sinalihang exchange gifts ek. Hahaha.

For a while, I was in a hunt for the best Christmas present to give away. Just like in the past, I wanted to have a theme. I went “Oprah-ish” a few years ago, when I gave away some of my favorite things – from my favorite shampoo, to my favorite lip gloss. Sandamukal na Carmex ang ipinabili ko pa from LA nuon. Hahaha. There should always be a theme. Ayokong nagbibigay ng gifts nang walang katuturan at walang halaga sa buhay ko. Hahaha. In the end, its all about me. Kidding. This year, I was left wandering the well lit and well decorated corners of the malls I’ve been hunting at. Pero wala talagang inspiration. I need a gift na pang-‘Cum Laude’ rin! Darn! – Competitive no. Haha.

Anyhoo… Christmas parties came…. Christmas Dinners happened but (sing with me now please…) I still haven’t found what I’m looking for…..

And so, in my quest to still find a common theme this year… I decided to look for some inspiration and gathered all the presents I’ve received so far. This I did without any intent na mangopya ng theme. Hahaha. As I opened them one by one, I just couldn’t put into words the joy it brought me. All of a sudden, I found myself smiling – geez it felt weird pala. Parang abnormal lang. Hahaha.

The thing is, while it is true that material things can make a person smile. It is really the ‘thought’ that can make him happy. It doesn’t matter how expensive, how relevant, how fashionable or even how cheesy it is. What matters is that in the midst of all the chaos of having to go out and shop, the adversity we’ve somehow all experienced, the recession or even the global financial crisis – some people just couldn’t get you off their list. And it is in these little things, that I found big meanings. Huge ones. Especially, when they’ve shown an extended form of love, to embrace the one who is very dear to you. That for me is the best present. Ever.

And so here I am, still drunk with happiness. With no theme (as of this writing) and have a very little time to shop – normally this will freak me out but what the heck, it’s Christmas for goodness sake. I should be more forgiving to myself right? Hahahahaha.

Gtg shop... (online naman)

Happy Holidays Bitches. =)

I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For - U2

Monday, December 01, 2008

Notes from the Birthday Boy

First, I want to thank all of those na nakaalala… Yung mga nakalimot, pakshet kayo.. Hahaha. Of course I'm kidding.

I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts on this post. One week na siyang naka-draft sa akin hindi ko lang talaga matapos tapos. Hahahaha.

Anyways, the week before my birthday, I started to feel a little sad na naging depressed. Ewan ko, siguro its beginning to be a normal thing for me whenever my birthday is coming up. I’m going to get old again. And who likes to be called ‘old’ anyways. I hate it. I really really hate it. Hahaha. Ayan, Ang arte ko – nakakpangilabot. Raging emotions, hindi mapigilan tlaga.

Recently, somebody pointed out that there’s really no point in being sad. That now, I am in a better position in my life than I was before. And then I realized, he’s probably correct. Things have changed and hopefully, all is for the better. So here I am, trying to finally get it all together and finish this freakin entry. So, before my birth month ends, allow me to list the things that I’ve been grateful for, just this past 12 months of my life.

I am thankful for the new job that allowed me to grow. I’ve never realized that there’s so much more to learn out there, until I decided to finally brave the waters and get out of my comfort zone.

I am thankful for the new friendships that I’ve made along the way. I’ve been generally interested in people and being with these new relationships (friends, colleagues, business partners etc.) has allowed me to know more about myself and acknowledge my own personality. These people made me realize how much easier it is to get along with each other, and how much closer we can get, if we just be ourselves.

I am thankful for the old ones, who’ve stayed. Who made me realize that friendship does not stop from leaving one company, one country or even one continent, from long distance phone calls or emails. That no matter how rarely you get to text or call, you will still laugh at the same old stuff and talk the same way, like you never really left. Because the friendship remains the same, hopefully far longer than my tenure in my last job. Hehe.

I am specially thankful for having someone, who said will be there for me through whatever, and actually means it. ’Gusto mo yon?’

At some point in our lives, we’d all have hang ups about aging and getting old. Have we actually done enough? May mga ganung concerns. You’d simply want the numbers to stop accumulating at a certain spot for each birthday. But then we can’t. What matters is that, after another year, hopefully, we have become a better person than we were before. That after all the drama, laughter and some tears have passed, we are exactly where we should be. Some goals maybe achieved and some dreams may even be realized, and now was given another year to work on them.

Stay fab and happy people.

Name: Vince


Allow me to say this, I am in Manila - wala ako sa Thailand. At mas lalong hindi ako yung nasa billboard sa Hongkong. Hahahaha.

This Is Me (Acoustic Version).mp3 - Demi Lovato