Thursday, February 2, 2012

Moving, Maybe

It has been almost two weeks since I arrived in Manila and I still haven't moved some of my clothes out of my bags. I can't say it's mostly laziness. There's this lingering feeling somewhere. Add to that the shock (yes, I have been in shock since December) of my mother finally allowing me to take full control of my ~destiny~ - Okay, future.

I'm adjusting to the city life again. It has been a year since I moved to Legazpi and I feel more like an outsider now. It's weird that I'm actually afraid of going out and commuting. I'm also afraid of the sun, and the heat, and the traffic, and horrible people. Gah.

I'm the new househelper now. Just kidding. While thinking of the different options a.ka. the different roads to success, I spend my time lounging around the house. I'm too fond of a local reality show and it's the only thing I watch the whole day. I don't get to do a lot of stuff because I'd rather sit and watch the live streaming the whole day (and get a really bad headache after).

I went out of the house yesterday (Yay!) to look for books and to buy a decent handy planner. This is the to-do list for today. I already accomplished 1, 2 and 3 but the local reality show got in the way again, so the Teux-Deux list is incomplete for today.

My allergies acted up once I started No. 1. This room is never dust-free and it always get worse at the end of the day. I also re-arranged stuff in my room. I had to ask my mom if it was okay that my bed is facing the door, away from the windows. I don't want to mess up some Chi, you know. I had a feeling it was bad luck, but I did it anyway. My room looks ridiculous now. All of the furniture is shoved to the left side of the room, leaving a big space for God-knows-what.

Sorry, but I'm using the procrastination power up today. Numbers 4 & 5 are moved for tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow... Anyway, Happy February!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


(Sorry for bombarding you with past events, etc. We need to catch up, blog.)

I turned 21 last September 2. The things is, I don't feel any older. 

The main reason why I decided to pack up right away and leave some unfinished business in Legazpi was because I wanted to celebrate my birthday in Manila, with the people I love. Being stuck in Legazpi for more than 6 months made me miss all the luxuries I had when I still resided in the Metro. Also, eating out without worrying about the expenses is something I always looked forward to.

We decided to go to Rockwell to have my mini-birthday dinner. Everyone was craving for steak so I had to succumb even though I badly wanted to eat sushi. My uncle led us to Pepper Lunch, the first steak restaurant we saw. It seemed like a good idea to stay and just eat since I was starting to be grumpy. Hungy Pauline is not to be messed with. Something sparked inside me upon seeing the Japanese characters on the sign, I didn't expect too much though. The restaurant was partly Japanese, so I settled with that. Silly liason, I know. 

We arrived there around 6pm, dinner time and man, costumers were starting to pile up. Good thing the line didn't take too long. I got myself the Pepper Steak and they got the Rib Eye Steak, Beef Pepper Rice and Chicken Pepper Rice. It wasn't really "fast food" unlike what other people said. It took them long enough for us to be too grumpy by the time they pulled it out from the kitchen. It was rush hour, what did we expect?

Friday, December 9, 2011

North point 2

(Note: I know this is an extremely late post, 2 months has passed since I promised a part 2. Pardon me.)

Hoping for a calmer weather, we decided to start our trip to La Union in the middle of the day. We were scared out of our wits when we descended the foggy mountains of Baguio. It was such a scary 2 hour ride.

Imagine this: Zero visibility, heavy fog, heavy rains, zigzag roads, cars with no headlights on, and cars surprising you on your way down. You can call me a wuss for not wanting to drive in that condition (let's pretend I could already drive). Anyone would be crazy to drive in that kind of situation. Well, my uncle and my mom are that crazy. 

I was extremely sleepy, but the thrill kept me up. I wanted to close my eyes not because I was tired, but from the butterflies in my stomach. I thought highly of my uncle after the trip for being that brave. Yay for a cray cray family! 

We were wrong in our assumption that the weather was better in San Fernando. To think of it, the weather was worse, minus the crazy fog. It was a good thing the town wasn't prone to floods during the 2 days we were there. My sister and my uncle wanted to play at the local mall's arcade, I just wanted to sleep and play Pottermore. I'm such a lazy-ass sloth. I went to the north to sleep and play Pottermore, such a thrilling vacation! 

My favorite thing about San Fernando, aside from the beaches, is a restaurant called Subong Kawali. They have the best kinilaw I've ever tasted. I think I had all two servings to myself. I wasn't worried about "getting sick" since this kid has been eating street foods since '94 (Oh, have you tried Morayta's hepa lane? I bet you will be horrified). Since my mom's already a suki at the place (it was her team's favorite tambayan), we we're seated at the meeting area. We were so comfortable, we were a mess. We were the only people laughing and chatting inside. I loved that particular moment of our trip. 

It was already Monday and it was time for us to head back to Manila. A trip to the north wouldn't be complete without passing by Manaoag. 

On our way there, we picked these two up at a Total gas station. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Life so far: tvN 360

I blame our cable provider for this current wave of obsession. I'm pretty sure I'll rid of this after a few months or so, but I'm in a very deep situation right now. I caught the KPop bug and I can't get out of the trap. The trap had many beautiful androgynous Korean men and I can't help but test out if it really worked. Hell, it does, and it won't let go of you.

I was once a Kpop crazy girl when I was 16. I was once a fan of F4 (a thing which I purely regret up to now. If only I could refund the CDs I bought.) and Wang Lee Hom, and thought of trying out Korean artists. I started with Rain and BoA and eventually got on to Se7en, Shinhwa, TVXQ, etc. The whole thing didn't last since I was too busy being "mature" while starting college. Also, I didn't know how to tag the songs (particularly TVXQ, they have so many names). Man, I can't read Hanggul. Thank God it didn't escalate into stage F4-crazy. Clazziquai was the only one I kept listening to, 'cause they actually sound great and are not embarassing to listen to. People here haven't caught the Hallyu wave yet so it's I hopped on to Alternative then the Indie scene and never looked back... or so I thought.

As you know, I'm on a profession hiatus (I just made it sound pretty) and I've been doing stuff bored people are supposed to do, which is to frolick around the interwebs. I was in Manila for a while, and because of the mind-blowing connection speed there, I was able to spend my whole day watching senseless videos on Youtube. I re-watched GD & T.O.P's Knock Out MV, which I thought was really cool. Dude, these guys had the right swagger and were the free napeun namja's (bad guys) of the KPop scene. I developed a crush for T.O.P and it led on from there.

I got sidetracked and thought of checking out TVXQ's Why (Keep Your Head Down) MV, a song which I've been secretly listening to since the start of the year. Curious as to what their new materials sound like, I tried out their recent album and TONE. I liked it a lot.

These past 2 months have been annoying for my sister. I've started listening to a lot of KPop music and she's also at the receiving end of this. I've turned her into a GD & T.O.P. fan after a few repeats of their album. "Knock Out" eventually became our jam. She was even singing along to "High High" proudly during our flight to Legazpi, not minding our seat neighbor. She doesn't approve of my support for Tohoshinki and forever questions my short attention span.

Don't think I only like these guys for their looks. If you look past the exterior, these people are amazing performers. They show where hard work can lead to. Reading about their training and what they went through, you at least have to show them respect. The genre might be a bit formulaic and sometimes really cheesy, but it works... at least for me.

I've admitted very embarassing things in this post. Things I've never thought of writing about. Things I've promised to keep hidden in a place where a fangirl resides whose favorite hobby is to squee. My is now tainted with a lot of Hanggul characters and Hallyu wave artists. Bon Iver might not like the ambiance there now, but I don't care. I've liked a music genre when a few months ago, I vowed to never get into it. I hated seeing these people dominating music channels. And now I scream along fangirls. One thing I promise though, is to never be a crazy stalker one.

I like having a short-attention span (though sometimes expensive).