Monday, April 26, 2004


my back hurts. huhuhu. i can't do anything other than lie down. or sit against something na may sandalan. shit, i really hate that test, my back suddenly remembered i have scolio. bleaaarghhh. it's okay lang sana if the exam was easy eh.. but noo! i needed more time. oh well, que sera sera. :) as if it's something new if i get low grades in math.

have i mentioned before that i absolutely love maroon 5?!!! dati, my cd player just kept on playing and playing she will be loved and this love. but now, voila!! i have an entire cd of maroon 5! weee!! i could die happily just by listening to their songs *knocks on wood!* THANKS GE. :) you made my day.

i don't have anything to do tonight... no can't-put-me-down book to read, no vcd to watch, no one to talk to, nothing! i'm not in the mood to watch any smallville either! i complain too much. stop na.

i'll try to sleep muna and if i can't can't can't manage to get myself to lala-land, i might just watch smallville afterall. sabi ni abe, and i quote, "mae-L na naman yan si maan kay clark". haha. so much for subtlety,abe. as if he can read this. haha. as if he surfs the net AT ALL. :)

what have i done??????????

i totally wasted my yesterday. didn't study for the midterms!! not until 3 am this morning. talk about cramming! what i did from 5-7pm yesterday was a pointless attempt at studying. makakapag-aral ka naman with the TV on and then while chatting? hehe. see how delinquent i am. i'm here blogging and i'm not yet finished studying. i'll study later nalang, at school, while our PI prof keeps on yakkity yak yak-ing about whatevah.

gerald, on his blog being monotonous: nakakainis ka!! you just made me realize how utterly monotonous my blog is! waaaaaahhh!!

oh well. kathy and i were texting last night. i told her i was sooo baboy na and all, from too much eating then sleeping. haha. same for kathy. guess what? she exercised this morning just to get out all that fat and the guilt from her system! hahaha. luuuuuv ya.

have to take a bath now. ciao!

Sunday, April 25, 2004

the indolence of maan

i just woke up. i overslept, again, and i haven't touched even a page of my stat module. but hey, guess what, i'm not planning on touching it until maybe after lunch. hehehe.

i haven't had anything decent to eat the past few days. puro junk and msg-laden food. i want lutong bahay! nge, san naman ako kukuha non... :( gaad, i miss my family. yeah, really. one more month before i see them.

i haven't been too church also. i think 1 month na. so i'm going to mass at PGH today.

byebye! because i have to get going.

Saturday, April 24, 2004

medically pink

that's maan de castro's version of elle woods' legally blond! hahaha! we went to sm manila earlier this day and i bought a pink summer skirt. pink shirt, pink wedgies (astig!!!!). and a blue knitted top. hehe. mura lang, in fairness. kaya medically pink eh kasi i'm soooo pink according to sheng, and instead of legally, medically kasi i'm a doctor! i mean i'm gonna be a doctor! hehe. i'm too pinky pink na. that's it. i already did shopping for summer so i'm not gonna shop ever!... this summer. :) but for the regular classes, well, that's another story.

i had a first time experience today!! first time kong dumaan sa underpass sa pilipinas! hehe! i mean, nakadaan na ko sa overpass, but underpass... ngayon lang! weeeeee!!

there's this shop in sm manila, called EGG (meaning: exciting gifts and goodies) na i wish meron din sa rob. they have the cutest bags and cutest abubots! cute stuff toys, earrings... oh well, mabuti na rin sigurong wala non sa rob, at least, no temptation.

haven't eaten dinner yet... i'll eat bread na lang with nutella. yummy yum yum! my favorite spread.



my parents are going nuts over the terrorist threats in manila. they don't allow me to go to malls, or even watch a movie! but being here in manila... that's impossible! if you're absolutely bored in your dorm and you're rotting away, where'd you go? MALL. if you have nothing to do what will you do? WATCH A MOVIE. dati naman di ganon ah.. they allow me to go anywhere i want. but i guess, them being far and all... contributed to their abnormal strictness -- as if there's such a disease like that! hehe. anyway, my mom already texted me this morning, saying she was sorry for being so KJ and all last night. and i texted back that i understand. ain't i a good daughter or what? anyway, sheng and i would just go to sm manila to buy a few stuff. sana maraming skirt don na mura. as in like 150 a skirt. that would do.

i'm soo hungry i'm thinking about lunch right now.. i want to have pasta pasta pasta!! you know what type of pasta i like? those that taste like genuine italian! maasim and all tomatoey and herby. hehe.

that's it for now!

Friday, April 23, 2004

i'm not going home

so there. i'm not going home anymore. buti na lang kasi i'm not in the mood to figure out how to get home by bus because my brain is occupied by other stuff. think: stat. thank goodness my mom said it was okay that i don't go home! at least i can take it easy when i study on sunday. yeah you heard me right. i'm gonna study on sunday. because on saturday, sheng and i would go somewhere. we dunno yet if it's gonna be greenhills or makati, basta we want to go SOMEWHERE, out of the dorm, out of manila. hehehe. it all depends on abe. :)

we had no stat lec today. so we just went to rob, bought some food: the rainbow thingie from ice monster, top your chips, mini donuts and some other junk food as well then we just sat around the foodcourt, absolutely bored and nothing to do! played a few rounds of pusoy dos, read a few pages of whatevah book and just made kwento. buti na lang i got good company. yeehee! :)

nothing much to share here... maybe later if i remember something else!!

mwah. :)

it's friday today! yippi yay yey!

friday, the last day of the week. just the word friday can get me smiling all day long because i know weekend's coming! unless we have tests on saturday which is what we actually got last sem. can you believe how crappy last sem was? gaad.

anyway, i just finished doing my PI paper on the indolence of the filipinos. isn't it ironic that we were asked to analyze an essay on indolence when in fact in the first place you'll feel all so indolent in doing it because the essay is soooooo loooong and soooooo utterly b-o-r-i-ng! but a requirement is a requirement and if papers are the only requirement then i have to rrrrrealy do my papers rrrrayt? yeah. i just hope rizal would possess our prof or something so as to spicen up an otherwise boring to death class.

i don't know if i should go home to laguna this week. actually, i just want to stay here at the dorm because 1. i have to study for stat, i cannot do this at home because i'm just going to yakkity yak yak with my cousins, 2. i don't know how to go home! i mean i have no idea how to ride the bus and all going home. i only know how to go to manila kasi isang sakay lang. 3. nakakatamad 4. i have lots of intindihin sa bahay... mommy, can't i just intindi them after my stat test? :) anyway, i'll ask my parents later if it's owkay with them that i don't go home this weekend. sheng said we'll go to SM manila if i'm not going to laguna... weehee! hahaha! then i guess that's reason number 5!

hey, i have to take a bath na so my fabulous new short hair would dry up nice and beeyootifooly. later!

Thursday, April 22, 2004

of course i'm gonna blog

such a happy day!! though PI was utterly booring (what's new?!). but we don't have stat lab! grad kasi so the teachers were there... i just hope we don't have stat lec too.

i had my hair cut!! i don't know if i like it, it's kinda short now and it's sooo bobby beacause the bading blowdried it. i hate it when they blow dry my hair! it gets so round and my face is round and my body is round so i get alllll round! but what the hell, go ahead, sayang naman 200. and besides, KYUT PA RIN AKO. haha! can you believe it? 200 for a haircut!! it's as if nag coopercuts na rin ako.. maybe if it grows a lil bit more then it would be okay. fine.

hmmm... lorena's debut will be moved on may 31! something unfortunate happened.. nevermind, i won't mention it here.

about sgt peppita's burrrrning question: how do you know if the person you like knows that you like him? hmmm. wait, let me think for a moment here. kathy ha, why all the lovey dovey questions? are you in luuuv? hehe, that would surely make my day! hahaha! owkay, going back, to the q. hmmm. in some way or another, may intindihan na kayo. i can't explain, it's just like that, for me, that is. i mean based from my experience dati! haha!! gaaad, i cannot explain it. let's just leave it at that. :)

since i have lots of time to study for stat kasi nga i won't be doing anything else on sunday, i plan to do my PI paper tonight pa. so for now i'm going to read a book. *yawns* i feel sleeepy.

byebye bloggie. haha. :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

hellloooo world!! im baaack!

golly! yesternight (yes, there is such a word, according to our teacher), i didn't feel like blogging. so when i woke up at 1 am, i decided to make bawi and blog nicely. hehehe. but nooooooo!!!! my phone has no dialtone!! gaaad!! what the hell was the problem? i already paid my bills and all.. so there, such a sad day, no decent entry from me (as if my entries are decent!). i ended up finishing the indolence of the filipino people and studying fot stat. i have to study for stat and not cram because i don't have the time ti cram. i'm gonna attend lorena's debut, and i'm soooo excited! hehe. i got this fabulous pair of shoes, and it has heels!! its color really matches my skirt, pink with green and orange. hehe.

anyway, buti na lang ayos na phone ko. i checked it immediately when i got back from school. then my friends and i had a korean dinner, courtesy of ants. it was really yum yum but i didn't eat much because my stomach was queasy. that's how my tummy goes if i don't eat brekfast and lunch and then bigla akong kakain ng dinner.

i remember something!! kathy asked us kanina how would you know if somebody likes you? my first answer was that i can actually FEEL it, but someone countered what does he/she do to make you FEEL it? i just thought of this right now. if that particular someone does something for you that you least expect from him/her (something good ha, malamang) then it's a sure sign that that person likes you. and just like that, it would hit you na, uuuy, i think he likes me. and if all those unexpected things just seem to magically ALWAYS come from him/her, then it's a sure sign that he/she REALLY REALLY likes you. and when YOU feel all squishy and warm and giggly and giddy and high and all inside then YOU probably LIKE that other person too!!. that means the feeling's mutual! haha!! you like the person who you THINK likes you. now the problem is to blurt it all out or not. now that's hard. baka mag mukha kang assuming! weee! and who would go first? da ba. i know adaming may ganitong dilemma. dati it frustrated me that i can't tell someone that i really like him! i made sure first na i'm not assuming na he likes me also. so when i was so sure na he likes me, i blurted it all out: I LIKE YOU. but take note, hindi niya explicitly sinabi na he likes me. i was just 98% sure. hehe. so there, we had a relationship, a good one actually, until there came a time na kailangan talaga naming maghiwalay.. no more time to see each other, we have so different lives na, di ko na sya kilala, that sort of stuff. cliche as it may sound, we just fell out of love. blame it on distance. he went to japan for one year and we seldom communicated. when he came back, everything was different. after a few months, i couldn't take it anymore and called it quits. it hurt me a lot because i still loved him then, but i know he couldn't love me back just like before. so to stop hurting myself (i was very selfish yes, pero alam ko talagang wala ng patutunguhan) i broke up with him. if he really still has feelings for me then why didn't he stop me from breaking up with him, right? tapos na talaga kami. so there, my point is, hehe, after telling my lamentable love life, wala lang, i just felt like blogging it down. haha. walang point mga pinagsasabi ko. pano ba naman kasi, everytime i go, my love fever. pati PI prof namin ikinoconnect lahat ng lecture sa love. haaay. here we go again!! i'm getting in love with love na naman. makes me conscious tuloy na hey, you're single!! hahaha!!

pointless ramblings. my stomach hurts. still have to do PI paper. what am i doing here? byebye na nga. :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

i can't think of a damn title... loser!! haha!

this day was plain BORING. from PI to stat lec. stat lab was actually a relief. i really like prof. palatino. as i said before, she is waaay kewl for a math prof. i hope all the stat tests would be kewl too. so far, it's not yet jargon for me. considering that the subject it is math. hehe.

nothing much... wala nga kong masabi eh. i'm tired. and sleepy. but i still have to read twentysome pages of the indolence of filipino people by rizal. golly.

i guess i should go now. before i fall asleep.

gooooood moooooorning!

i just love elooooongaaaating my words don't i? hehe. sheng and i just finished doing our homework in stat. actually, she was the first one to finish because i was still sleeping, so i volunteered to write our final answers. hehe, my writing's not at all gooood. sometimes, i can't even read my own handwriting!hahaha!

i'm hungry and i don't know what to eat. also, it's still too early to eat. kasi if i eat now, magugutom ako mamaya, our class is until 7! math lec! talk about ennui. gaaaad. bread na lang siguro with nutella or cheez whiz na pimiento, mmmm saraaap! *salivates* :) hehehe. salad din. yuuum. lots of romaine lettuce. mmmm.

i'm convincing sheng to start her own blog. hehehe.

i still have to decide what i'm going to wear today... something loose because i'm going to be full tonight. thank god my stat module fits in my bag!! that's two shoulder bags na kasya module ko! hehehe.

thanks ge, for the comments. :)

bye for now because i still have to go down to ministop to buy mayo for the salad dressing. awww shucks, nakakatamad bumaba!!!

Monday, April 19, 2004

it's official.

from now on, i'm gonna use blogspot instead of LJ. i'll transfer all my LJ entries here. enjoy, mwah! :)

my feet hurt so much i dunno if i'll ever walk again. give ma a wheelchair! haha!

just went shopping. after trying out i think 5-6 skirts, i finally settled for the cute cute pink skirt in Bayo. golly, we were all over rob! so sorry to my friends (kilala nyo na kung sino kayo) kasi naisama ko pa kayo sa shopping escapade ko which turned out to be tiring. my feet really huuurrt. ouchy. i cannot believe that i grew tired from shopping! my mom and i used to shop from 10 am to 8 pm and i didnt feel tired then. but now! must be because i didnt eat lunch, just the cake. after buying the skirt, we went to the supermarket. i spent 900+ on foodies. okay lang, di na talaga ako kakain ng lunch or dinner sa labas!! btw, syaza, our roommate, would be treating us to dinner tomorrow! nakakahiya actually, kasi aside from sheng, we also have some other companions, HS classmates of sheng and syaza, sa 4th floor ng pyf nakatira. but i should go kasi nakakahiya naman kay syaza and all. i need to brush up on my making-small-talk-i-am-so-interested skills. hehehe. hmmm... what blouse will go with my skirt? kelan kaya ako bibili... hehe, ge and sheng, get your feet uppity uppity!!! hahahahaha. :) oops, i still don't have footwear din pala... hehehe. i got lorena a red long wallet for her birthday. wala lang, just shaaaaaring! oops again. kelangan ko pa pala magpaprint ng pictures of my family and i in korea. maybe tomorrow, if i don't forget... money just goes down the drain real quick. shucks!

ang sarap talagang maligo. haaaay. i bought this bedtime lotion from johnson's and it smells real great!! lavender and chamomile. every time i use this, i feel like i'm floating and eventually i fall asleep. hmm mmm. i'm lathering it on right now. mmmm bango!! uy, it goes with my perfume! amoy baby! sabi nga ni dada. :)

after this, i'm gonna watch SATC. i'm so hooked to this series! i hope carrie ends up with mr. big. he's The Guy for her.

i'm taking lots of calcium right now. i have to find out about this scolio thing and if it could kill me. hehe, talk about being paranoid!


twiddle dee twiddle dum

i'm back here at the dorm. nagcommute lang ako! it's as easy as one two three!! yebaaa!!hehehe. all i have to do is ride the bus... isang sakay lang pala. i guess i'll be commuting every week na! hehehe! im eating strawberry cake right now. for lunch. don't feel hungry eh, ewan ko ba. maybe later na lang ako kakain ng heavy.. can't wait to go shopping for clothes that i'm gonna wear to lorena's debut!! hmmm... will it be the pink skirt or the green one? i like the pink more but the green skirt is pleated... hmmm..

nasabi ko na ba na i'm so in luv with maroon 5??? haaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy :)

Sunday, April 18, 2004


yep. i admit. i'm a nerd! and i love reading!! hahaha!

my top ten books:

1. the da vinci code by dan brown
2. angels and demons by dan brown
3. if tomorrow comes by sidney sheldon
4. the bonesetter's daughter by amy tan
5. the giver by lois lowry
6. memoirs of a geisha by arthur golden
7. like water for hot chocolate by laura esquivel
8. the count of monte cristo by alexandre dumas
9. bel canto by anne patchett
10. the bridges of madison county by robert james waller

other books worth my time:
* all books by sidney sheldon
* all other books by amy tan
* i kissed dating goodbye by joshua harris
* the notebook by nicholas sparks
* white oleander by janet fitch
* the texas series by fern michaels - it made me cry.. :'(
* shakespeare's works, esp. romeo and juliet and hamlet

currently, i'm reading i know this much is true by wally lamb. i'm still in the first few pages of the first part so i don't know yet if it it good or not. critics say that lamb is the dostoyevsky of our era. i still have to find out.

they bowl me over

maroon 5 rocks!! i just looooovvveeee this song!!

She Will be Loved

Beauty queen of only eighteen
She had some trouble with herself
He was always there to help her
She always belonged to someone else

I drove for miles and miles
And wound up at your door
I've had you so many times but somehow
I want more

I don't mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
She will be loved

Tap on my window knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful
I know I tend to get so insecure
It doesn't matter anymore

It's not always rainbows and butterflies
It's compromise that moves us along
My heart is full and my door's always open
You can come anytime you want

I don't mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain, oh
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
She will be loved

And She will be loved
And She will be loved

I know where you hide
Alone in your car
Know all of the things that make you who you are
I know that goodbye means nothing at all
Comes back and begs me to catch her every time she falls

Tap on my window knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful

She will be loved (repeated)

Please don't try so hard to say good bye.

over the weekend

my weekend went by like a blur and before i know it i'm going back to manila tomorrow. to study. ack!

i thought i wouldn't be able to go home this weekend because my cousin who was supposed to fetch me (magkokomyut kami so i'll learn how) was totally enjoying himself in puerto galera while i was rotting away in manila. fortunately, my mother pulled all the strings and asked my tito instead to fetch me. i didn't learn how to commute because he fetched me with our car with my cousin driving. believe it or not, i felt contemplative at the instant that he started the engine! i thought to myself, gosh, see how time flies so quickly, before yung pinsan ko and i sa toy car lang nakasakay, and now he drives a real car! ahahaha!! yun lang. sometimes i think like that... ang tanda ko na. but still, andami pang mangyayari sa buhay ko. :)

then it was home sweet home. however, it feels different because my mom is not there to make busisi everything around the house. mukhang malinis naman, but feeling ko hindi pa rin kasi wala mom ko. wala lang, my cousins and i just slept the whole afternoon, played PS, played with my adorable cute puppies named starsky and hutch!! hehehe. night came and i texted with this particular CLASSMATE and good friend of mine (now where did i hear that?!) and just talked about anything and everything. masaya sya actually. you get to learn more about yourself and about others too. :)

btw, im in luuuuuuuuvvvvv... WITH MAROON 5! hahahahaha!! yeah, i'm so so so gaga over them.. haaaayyy... *sighs at the thought of maroon 5*

today... nothing much.. nag internet lang ng nag internet. chika on the phone with my cool tita. blog, cover my books, packed my bags. watched y tu mama tambien. actually, i TRIED watching it but the scenes were too much for me. i, of all people, cannot take y tu mama tambien. believe it. see kathy, i'm turning innocent. ;)

my back hurts. owwww. ka cocover ng books ko. gotta go now and rest.


umeextra lang ako....tignan natin kung anong mangyayari kung dalawa ang sumusulat sa blog mo! :D hehehehe...
ganun pala yun...di ko pwedeng i-edit yung posts mo maan! :D i could only edit my own posts...hee hee. :D

haaalooowww everyone!!

i'm finally here, sooper thanks to ge for doing all these stuff in my blog. but kulang pa yan, still have to add some things here and there, papaturo na lang ulit ako sa kanya so i'll have participation naman no in doing my own blog. heehee.

so what have i been up to the past few days since i came back? i arrived 11:15 PM wednesday. the flight was smooth, no turbulence actually (smoother than the flight we took going to korea), but i didn't sleep at all during the whole time we were airborne. there was this guy, a pinoy seaman, who kept on talking and talking with me. of course, i have to be polite and keep a conversation with him right? so i yakkity yakked yakked away but after sometime i grew tired of it so i pretended that i was tired and tried to go to sleep. but the problem is, i could not sleep!! i have too much on my mind. so i opened my eyes and there. the chitchat started again. can you believe that he's mistaken me for a 26 year old woman?! gaaad. he even thinks i work in korea. hahaha. so just imagine his surprise upon knowing that i am only 18 and just an incoming sophomore in college. ahehehe. :)

touchdown. haha!! i actually thought that the brakes do not work because the plane was going too fast! of course, i'm wrong. i was just jittery and all. because the flight was so smooth and i thought that if something's gonna happen, it's gonna happen after touchdown. i'm paranoid. ahahahahaha!

i did something stupid in the immigration area. i immediately turned my cellphone on. i forgot that it was not in silence mode! after just a few minutes of having it on, my nakakabulabog message alert sounded. it was my best friend, welcoming me back blahblah. haha! and when i looked up from my phone. there it was, the sign: please refrain from using your cellular phone while in the immigration are. oops. too late. buti na lang i wasn't reproached or anything. hahahahaha!!

and then i texted ge. and then he called. sabi nya nasa rob pa daw sila. of course i know that's bullshit!! hahaha!! so i went out the airport feeling the 21st century single woman that i am. hahaha!!! man, it's all about confidence. and just as i thought, andon na sila (abe, ge and sheng), waiting for me. btw, they are my sooper dooper friends. :)

i just have a feeling that this entry si gonna be looooonnnnngggg...

we took the airport taxi hanggang sa dorm. i didn't unpack right away. my roomate, sheng, and i blabbered away and just tried to catch up with each other's lives... hehehe.

kinabukasan, i did some business. had my xray taken, went to med to reserve a slot for my physical exam (the following day), went to banco de oro to activate my new atm card (don't use wallets with magnets!! 2 atm cards betrayed me beacause of that..), and did some shopping in rob. in fairness, i didn't buy any clothes! what i bought were lots of boxes for storage. the ones that you can put under your bed. and then i just went to school. by then, i haven't met my PI teacher yet because he was absent. stat lab teacher is way way cooool for a math teacher! i, the one who thinks that math is the bane of her existence, actually feel that i'm gonna enjoy her subject. in fairness. :) then dr. magboo didn't show up for stat lec. instead, we just took the on the spot oral exam in soc sci so that we could have a better grade. from 2, i got a 1.25. 2 questions for me: 1. explain why culture is adapted, and 2. what is the impact of soc sci in my life. hahaha!! for question no. 2, ang answer ko pang miss universe!! ahahahahaha!!! i believe i mentioned world peace. hahahahaha!! oh well, if that's what i have to do to get a 1.25, foin. :) so there, because of soc sci, i was CS the last sem. oh, and i would just like to brag that i got a 2.5 in math!!!! weee, not a tres thank god! :) after my very long and tiring day i just went home, unpacked, and did my paper for PI. i slept at 3 am. sanay na...

the next day, i got my xray results and took the PE. i found out i have dextroscoliosis. my gaaad, this is something new!! i have an abnormality!!! so there, i have to watch my posture, take lots of calcium (im taking calcium lactate, which is not just for lactating mothers!!), and carry my backpack using both straps. studying really sickens me. literally. i got scolio because of the heavy books we have!! gaaad. i now totally agree that illnesses are psychosomatic. one of the symptoms of having scolio is that my back would hurt. actually, i haven't felt it hurt before. but now that i know that it might hurt, i feel it hurt na!! so if i'm gonna have cancer, better not tell it to me. hehehehehe. i might die on the spot.

i am suddenly hungry now. my mga pinagkaabalahan this weekend would be another entry. bye bye for now. :)

Saturday, April 17, 2004




ha..tes test

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

i love manila

yeah right. i love manila. but probably if i just repeat it again and again... i love manila i love manila i love manila i love manila... i might just learn to love it (like maybe if i repeat it a gazillion times). maybe i should dl that song... MANILA! to enhance my manila loving self. ugh. definitely bye bye now.

tick tock

the clock is ticking! only a few hours left!! i don't wanna go to school!!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2004


i came across some wonderful lines while reading the bonesetter's daughter by amy tan. this are NOT the exact lines but this is the essence of it:

the fourth level (of the four manifestations of beauty) is the greatest, and it is within each mortal's nature to find it. we can sense it only if we do not try to sense it. it occurs without motivation or desire or knowledge of what may result. it is pure. it is the simplicity of being within, no reason or explanation for being there. this fourth level is EFFORTLESS. effortlessness with which one falls in love without intending to, as if two people were two stalks of bamboo bent toward each other by the chance of the wind.

hmmmm mmmm... isn't that nice? that's LOVE, i guess.

so what is it about korea?

this should have been before my previous entry...

so anong meron sa korea?

the scenery. mountains! lots of it. anywhere i look, i could see jagged peaks reaching high into the sky. since it is spring, the mountains are overcrowded with pine and cherry blossoms. ang gaaaannnddddaaaa. cherry blossoms, when i see them, parang nasa paradise ako. i got one nice picture of that tree kaya lang, i dunno yet how to put it here. some other time maybe, pag maalam na ako. the koreans, i think, love the environment, cause this country is c-l-e-a-n. really clean! actually, i think ONCE in my whole stay here lang ako nakakita ng langaw. ahahahaha. eto mas matindi, I HAVEN'T SEEN AN ANT YET. maghahanap nga ako bukas!! ahahahahahaha!!

owkay, on to the people. my father said that they are arrogant! yeah, i think so too. they are the worse drivers i know (worst and pinoy, hehehe!). they are after quantity but not quality (based on my dad's experience sa work nya). they don't have manners, they don't say excuse me, or sorry. if you are getting in their way, they would just go ahead and zoom past you, mabangga ka man, you won't hear a word from them. another thing about them is that they don't know how to speak english. even if i ask them in english (like halimbawa yung saleslady kapag tatanugin what it is that she is selling) they're going to reply in korean! hahaha!! sometimes, they are even very enthusiastic in explaining, as if you understand. hehe. my dad even told me that if you commit a traffic violation and when an officer reproaches you, once you speak in english, he's just gonna run and leave you alone! hehe. that would be owkay. joke.

the food. hmmm, for me, i find it delicious, kasi i like to try out new things. most of the food here are spicy, may chilli na, may chilli powder pa, may onions pa, may leeks pa... that spicy!! actually, i really don't eat spicy food but i guess, nasanay na ako. the reason why they like spice is maybe because of the weather... malamig eh, so you need something to heat you up! hehehe, i mean food here. :) their favorite food is kimchi (what else?!). may soup na kimchi flavor (ugh!), they serve kimchi as a side dish... in fact, andaming greenhouses dito that culture pechay baguio! in this case pechay korea. ahahaha. they have few vegetables here... no beans, mostly leafy ones lang... pang kimchi! hahaha.

the cars. hmm, mostly white. i dunno kung favorite nila white, but if you see a parking area, it would probably be lined with white cars! weiiird.

the technology. korea is one of the leading countries in robot technology. enough said.

and of course, the shopping. all i can say is exoj! super duper expensive! i think the foodstuffs here are thrice as much than food in the philippines. also the gasoline. 1L here costs around US$1! the clothes, the same price actually, but yung mga around 2500 sa atin, di pa branded yun dito. mahal din! my gaawwd, i didn't buy much clothes this time! the trick is don't try to convert into peso (the amount of the item that you bought), unless you want to feel guilty that you've spent so much on that item. hehe. the only things that are less expensive here are school supplies and internet (LAN).

so there, that's korea in a nutshell. although i don't want to go home yet (kasi alam ko PAG-AARAL na naman ang sosorpresa sa akin pag-uwi ko, boooooo!!), it all boils down to this: THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. :)

bye bye korea bye bye

haaay nako. tomorrow i will be going back home to the philippines. i'll be leaving korea for good! i feel sad... kasi when i get home, i'll be all alone! not alone as in who has no one.. but alone in a sense na wala don family ko. my dad, mom and bro will stay here for the rest of the summer. poor me, studies first before pleasure. well it's my fault, i'm the one who decided to go all through this! hehehe. buti na lang, intarmed is not at all THAT bad, my friends in manila make life easier. ahehe. :)

i just wish i won't forget all the errands i need to do when i get back. hmmm... schedule my PE on the 19th, inquire if i can get xray results in 2 days, remind my cousin that he should fetch me on saturday... among other things! gosh, i don't have food in the dorm. still have to do some groceries. so much to do!! buti na lang summer classes half day lang.

my skin is flaking off! it's because of the weather. ang lammiig talaga! promise, if you care about you're skin, you wouldn't survive here in korea without a moisturizer. oh well, it won't matter, nasa pinas na ulit ako bukas. crap.

i feel creative

gaaawwwwd!! after, what, 2 hours? of "ehem" studying the mechanics of LJ, i still cannot grasp it!! aray ko, ansakit na ng likod ko!! waaaaaahhhh!!! i'm so tired! this will do... for the meantime. :)

Monday, April 12, 2004

my first time!

hello. i'm absolutely bored with my summer vacation! wahahaha!! kaya here i am, pagkatapos mapilit ni gerald, i finally tinkered with this. haha. but as of now, everything is jargon. oh well, i guess i have to learn.. or else, i'll lose my sanity over the summer!! haha, ennui.