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03 March 2009 @ 10:56 am is having another contest (click this link for the details) to continue celebrating their 10th year online. This time, the price is a signed hardbound copy of Interworld by Neil Gaiman.

Since Jasper (owner of already used my favorite quote as an example in his blog, I'm using my second favorite Neil Gaiman quote as my entry:

"The bonds of family bind both ways. They bind us up, support us, help us. And they are also a bond from which it is difficult, perhaps impossible to extricate oneself." - Desire to the crowd gathered for Morpheus' wake, from The Sandman Volume 10 (The Wake)

Although Desire was quite sarcastic when he/she said this, I liked it coz it made sense. And because I totally agree. I love that I have close family ties. But then there are moments and people in both my father's and mother's side of the family that make those ties a noose around our relative necks. And we can't really do anything coz they're of our blood.
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26 December 2008 @ 02:56 am
I know I'm a day late in giving my greetings, but hey, like gifts, it's the thought that counts, ne?


Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! ^__^
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06 December 2008 @ 01:02 pm
I remember taking this quiz before a few years back and getting a different result. Anyways...

The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)High
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Moderate
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test

Okay... Level 3? Totally understandable. I am a foodie after all. Level 8 is also high coz I answered I believed some people like Nostradamus saw the future?! Ah well. But my result's the purgatory; not too bad.
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04 December 2008 @ 02:06 am

We live in uncertain times. Earthquakes, hurricanes, the ever-present threat of zombies—do you have a disaster plan ready in case one of these things happens to you?

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Hahah, just thought answering this would be fun (since I cant seem to fall asleep again):

Hmmm... right now my brilliant disaster plan in ready would have to be relying on sheer blind luck hahahahhaha!!! No, seriously. I'm pretty much versed on first aid and what to do to help during disasters and accidents so I'll just hope for now that it doesn't and will never strike anywhere near me and those I love (again) and pray that if it does whatever resources and help I can come up with at the time would suffice.

Funny thing though, just yesterday we were talking about something like this during dinner. Mom commented that there seems to be more accidents, wars, natural disasters, etc happening around the world now than during her time; Lola Ising then commented that although all of these are happening our hometown seems to be one of the few that has escaped near disasters. We have a river running across the town but it hasn't overflown yet that it caused floods, and when Mt. Pinatubo erupted we escaped unscathed with just some ashfall. In the years that she's been alive, Lola hasn't heard of any major disasters happening in our town, and whether or not you believe her explanation it still gave me goosebumps when she said it's coz Apong Iro (St. Peter the Apostle) was the one guarding our town. It wasn't a bad feeling, you know... the feeling that gave me goosebumps. More on a feeling of awe; that after she said that something clicked in my mind and I knew I agreed. *shrug*

Well, anyways, I've gone off topic. And I'm yawning. I'll try to get back to sleep now.

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01 December 2008 @ 07:27 am
Went with Ana, Saint, and Seika to the Peninsula Manila's Chocolate Buffet last Saturday (Nov29). All I can say is:


Kami na po yung nag-give up sa dami ng chocolates, di na nakayanan sa kabusugan. Just think, Ana-nechan felt that she got palpitations the next day from the chocolate-high.

I don't think I'll be in search of chocolates in a while; especially since I've pretty much tried most of the ones sold in major markets.
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27 November 2008 @ 06:46 am
Sa lahat ng nagtext/email/tumawag/dumating dito sa bahay/nakikain/nakigulo/nakisalo/nagbigay ng regalo: Salamat po sa mga bati, regalo, kantiyaw, requests na ilibre, hirit na tumanda nanaman ako, atbp. 

Thanks for remembering my birthday.  Really made my day ^_^
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22 November 2008 @ 04:47 am
Or in this case, more like grudgingly getting on the bandwagon.

I read Twilight.


Told myself I wouldn't read it unless 1) all the books are done and 2) all the hubbub about it was over.  Well, at least I waited till all the books got out, but there couldn't be more furor about them coz of the movie coming out on my birthday no less *sweatdrop*

What I liked about it: (well just the first book. I'm in the middle of reading the 2nd right now)

- Bella's POV. I liked feeling getting dumped in the thick of things as Bella did. She didn't have a clue at times what was going on, not for lack of being observant and wanting to get in the know, and coz of that it was easy to relate to her.  But I didn't fall in love with Edward *sheepish grin* I apparently don't like too-beautiful boys.  Instead I'm curious about Jacob and Emmett (okay go ahead, you can laugh at me now), and no not as a couple! Heaven forbid! @_@

What I didn't like about it:

- Bella's POV. Mweheheheh... although I liked Bella, it just irked me sometimes that she missed so many things going on around her... not her fault, I know.  But then, I would have liked to see Jasper and Emmett fight with James for one.  Wonder how they'd adapted this in the movie?  Hope they don't resort to Bella narrating what she's feeling.  Her POV worked in the book but I dunno how it'll be in the movie.  Guess I'll find out on the 26th.
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I don't understand why people I've just met (at least here in the province) think I'm some sort of genius just because I wear eyeglasses! I have astigmatism and am nearsighted in one eye though I forgot which; so it's a necessity for me to wear my glasses, else I'd have a migraine in a few hours without them. Just because I wear them doesn't in anyway mean I'm smarter than the average person.

What I dislike more are the high expectations that seem to come with this impression. Sure I can be quite anal and want my work to be as perfect as I can make it, but that's because I don't want to regret not doing my best later on. It requires effort. And some people seem to just expect that being able to do so is just as easy as breathing for me so they pile up more work (supposedly theirs) for me to do. Grrrr! I hate that!
23 April 2008 @ 10:32 am
Thank you, Sung Kang! You posted this with the absolute best timing ever!  Now I don't have to go over a dictionary to improve my English vocabulary for the IELTS. 

Guys, please try out

The site sponsors donate 20 grains of rice for every correct answer to English vocabulary multiple choice questions to Third World countries.  So not only do you improve your vocabulary, you also get to do charity work at the same time.  Neat, ne?
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27 February 2008 @ 12:59 pm
29 Days

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