Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Seven by Seven

Tagged by Bom.

I had a hard time answering this since I sort of did this before (and I have to come up with 102 random things about me!). But here it is.

Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules.

At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

  1. Sometimes, when I don’t like a person, I tend to bluff a lot and act like a stuck up know-it-all (although I think I tend to act like a stuck up know-it-all even with people I like! Right, friends?). I try to come across as smarter than I actually were, just to make the other person look and feel stupid. I am a bitch that way.
  2. Most of my daydreams consist of impossible situations wherein I accidentally meet my crush (usually a celebrity crush) and there’s an instant connection between us, either the “opposites attract” kind or the “meeting of the mind” derivative. My daydream self seem to be 1) a better singer; 2) taller, and 3) way cooler than my actual self. Libre naman ang mangarap, di ba?
  3. I used to have a dance group in my youth and we call ourselves – I kid you not – Female Attraxion. Well, it could have been worse. We patterned our name after a dance group that time called Male Attraxion (“100% Pure Love”, anyone?). Compare our name to that of a rival dance group who patterned their name after Street Boys. No, they’re not called Street Girls because, unlike us, their group consists of female and male dancers. Their name is – again, I kid you not – Street Children. At least hindi Street Childs.
  4. In relation to my fascination over dancing, I fantasized being a member of the Maneuvers, Street Boys, Sex Bomb dancers and Belle Star dancers. My biggest regret is not trying out for the Salinggawi Dance Troupe. I know that I don’t have a real good shot, but just the thought of actually trying out…
  5. I have so many “baluktot na katwiran” - refusal to use chopsticks if there is spoon and fork available, refusal to take medicines because it make “wiwi” smell funny, sudden contempt for the color pink because I found out a crush of mine like girls who wear pink (if you’re a person with perfect sense, you would probably grab the chance to be found likable by your crush by wearing pink or at least by pretending to like the color pink). In public I call that being “principled”; in private, it’s being stubborn to the point of stupidity.
  6. I don’t like, uh, “imported” fruits. You know – apple, grapes, strawberry, orange. Give me mango and I’m in fruit heaven.
  7. I am clumsy. Surely that’s a well established fact by now.

I tagged anybody who reads this blog.

Friday, August 24, 2007


When I ask my friends “What is your first impression of me?”, chances are, they will say that I am suplada at mataray.

The problem is, even after spending time with me, I am still described as such! Okay, so it’s somewhat true, but it’s exacerbated by the fact that I tend to sound more masungit than I intend to and it’s making me feel a bit insecure. Do people think I am unfriendly and unlikable because they think I’m mataray?

Some of my statements would come out wrong, sounding bitchy or snooty or argumentative without meaning to. Is it my voice? My facial expressions? My body language?

Will I ever be described as sweet and malambing? Will there come a time when people would think of the first word to describe me and that word would be “nice”?

Random Nutty Thoughts

  • I am not going bald. It’s just stress that I’m having more hair fall than usual (normal?). And my being paranoid about the baldness possibility is only stressing me more! So, I’ll stop being paranoid. I am not going bald. I’m not. For the love of everything good and living, please don’t make me go bald.

  • I don’t know how I was able to send 581 text messages in a single billing month. That translates to about 19 text messages per day! And I’m sure my friends would find something wrong with that number.

  • I really don’t know why it still surprises people that I like listening to rock music. If I say that I used to like Air Supply and Michael Learns To Rock, will that surprise people more?

  • I really, really want to eat barbeque isaw. And fishball. And nilagang mani. And ice scramble. Any food sold on the streets. But the desire to not have typhoid fever again is stronger than my cravings. But still!

  • I am not going bald!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

New Crushie!

Hey y'all, I would like to introduce you to my new celeb crush, Gus Carr, or Jesse in Bring It On: All Or Nothing. He's such a great dancer - but I could probably show you better than I can tell you!

Chest-puffing Jesse is just hot. I want to do the krumping with him, too. The movie was just campy but I can watch that krumping scene over and over!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Birthday Survey

Not exactly a birthday related survey, but I can't think of anything to write for today.

90. First off, what is your name?
- Jela

89. What did you do last night?
- Countdown my birthday by playing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on my brand spankin’ new Nintendo DS Lite (gift from my bro!) till about 1am. I suck at Quidditch!!!

88. Do you have a friend with the opposite sex that you can talk to?
- Yes, but they seem to be missing in action lately.

87. Do you have any siblings?
- 4, all boys.

86. Where are you exactly?
- Living room. I’m on vacation!

84. What does the 7th msg in your inbox [cell] say?
- It’s a long forwarded message:
“Pain is when you can’t breathe even if your chest still rises and falls.
Sadness is when you look out the window and think the rain are your tears.
Loneliness is when your still feel a hand touching yours even if there’s none.
Desperation is when you wait for someone that never comes.
Love is when you experience all those things and still open your heart to that someone. :-i
From: matt

83. Who is the closest person next to you?
- My youngest brother. He’s sleeping on the sofa.

81. Where is your mom right now?
- Out in front of the house.

80. Do you have any kids?
- None.

79. Who is the 5th person on your missed call list?S
- Some client.

78. What is the closest black object to you?
- PC Headset.

77. Closest silver object?
- Wireless ADSL2 and Router.

76. Would you go back in time to change anything you've done?
- Probably, but I can’t think of a specific action that if changed, would really lead to something better for me or for everyone else. There’s always the bigger of risk of it turning for the worse.

75. Do you sing in the shower?
- Yes. I dance, too. But you probably don’t need to know that.

74. Are you wearing socks?
- Right now? Nope.

70. If you could kill someone, who would it be?
- Some random girl in our FX terminal. Di ka kagandahan, kaya umayos ka. Nakanganga ka pa pag natutulog sa FX.

69. What are your fears?
- Aside from spiders and flying cockroaches and falling hair, right now I’m just afraid of losing the people I love.

68. What do you hear right now?
- Mugglecast’s podcast.

67. Do you like kangaroos?
- Not exactly. Just some random animal I looked at the zoo.

66. do you like steak?
- Not that much.

65. What are you wearing?
- Pink top and denim skirt.

64. Who was the last person to comment you?
- Mark, greeting me happy birthday!

63. Do you sing?
- I love singing!

62. Screamo or Country?
- Screamo isn’t entirely good and I’m not a big country fan either. No deal.

61. Rock or Rap?
- If I can choose both, why not? But of course, it’s rock.

58. Who did you call?
- For today? No one yet.

57. Was your last Valentine's Day nice?
- Yes, but also very stressful because I was attending a Certification Program that time.

56. What are you doing now?
- Answering this meme while listening to podcast and reading text messages from people who greet me on my birthday!

54. Would you die for someone and who?
- Yes, for the people I love.

50. Do you have to pee right now?
- Nope. I got a high threshold for not-needing-to-pee. And you probably don’t need to know that, too!

49. What did you dream about last night?
- Curiously, it’s one of those days when I don’t remember my dreams.

48. What will you be doing tomorrow?
- Sigh. Work.

44. Bed sheet color?
- Printed with blue as the dominating color.

39. Can you do a cartwheel?
- I used to. I haven’t tried it for ages.

38. Do you own a pogo stick?
- Never had one. Is it already late to own one?

36. Ever gone a whole day without eating?
- Yes.

35. Do you own ripped jeans?
- Yes, but not the deliberately ripped ones. Just the ones that got ripped from constant use. I still like them.

34. What makes you mad?
- When people try to put one over other people, and get away with it.

32. Are you jealous a lot of the time?
- Sometimes, but not as much as I used to be.

28. Do you own any big sunglasses?
- Yes, but not big big.

27. Who can make you laugh during the hardest times?
- Most of my friends – and that’s why they are my friends!

21. Who do you wanna be with?
- Gary Oldman.

20. Favorite season?
- Summer.

19. If your best friend was killed right this very instant, what would you do?
- I would kill the killer.

18. Do you like 80's movies?
- Yes! Even 80’s music hahaha…

17. Know any celebrity?
- Personally? None.

16. Ever encountered a shark?
- Not yet.

15. What kinda movies do you like?
- I think movies that blow up buildings and cars and people are soul enriching, don’t you? I also like movies that feature dumb, nerdy guys or anti-hero type guys as the leading man.

14. Who was your last call?
- My mom.

10. Do you miss someone?
- I’m not exactly pining for someone right now.

9. Are you sad about it?
- Sad that I am not missing someone? Not really.

7.Favorite time of day?
- If it’s a work day, the time when I start to tidy my things before going home.

6. Have you ever licked someone’s cheek?
- Hahaha!

5. Watch all the Spiderman movies?
- Haven’t gotten around into watching the last one.

4. Do you like someone?
- Yes.3. What are you looking forward to?My birthday dinner tonight! And gimik with friends! And my bonus! And my vacation!

2. Do you like haunted houses?
- Who the hell likes haunted houses?

1. Do you want to get married?
- Yes, but it has to be to the right person. I want to settle down, but I won’t settle.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Go USTE Uli!

Dear UST Growling Tigers Men’s Basketball Team,

You SUCK at free throw shooting. Notwithstanding the fact that you have one of the most prolific shooter in basketball history for your head coach and you still suck. Please, for the love of everything royal and pontifical, practice shooting from the foul line.

Anyway, I’m glad that our losing streak against De La Salle has finally been halted. Bring back the glory days when we can reduce the De La Salle players into tears!

We still have a long way to go towards successfully defending our crown. But you’re on the right track and I’m proud to see you play your hearts out each time. Just don’t forget the bit I mentioned about free throws!

This proud Thomasian and basketball fan


I normally don’t like tall and lanky guys, but I like basketball players who can shoot the lights out, especially from long-range. I just want to say, I think you’re hot, Mirza.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Let The Good Times Roll

I had counted down the days before the releases of the Harry Potter movie and the final book, but I’ve forgotten to make a countdown for a far more important date.


11 days to go before my birthday!

The problem, I think, was that I had exhausted all my energy over Harry Potter (I couldn’t even make this entry without referencing it). After feeling so high and giddy, I am now alternating between feelings of boredom and lethargy. Which is why even though I am excited about my birthday (and my very long vacation! woo hoo!), I couldn’t muster enough physical manifestation of my excitement. And it makes me wonder if I am really excited or I just don’t want to admit that I’m more scared about the fact that I am turning a year older! Syet! Tumatanda na ko!

The thing is, I only realized that I subconsciously marked "25 years old" as some sort of extended barrier between my youth and adulthood (a very extended barrier, mind you.). Now I’m about to cross that barrier – which means I run out of excuses to act stupid juvenile. For the most part, I think I’ve been responsible and mature enough, but sometimes I still do things that are, well, okay (and probably cute) for young adults to do but seem childish and awkward for a young urban professional in her – gasp! – mid 20s (I refuse to refer to myself as someone in her late 20s!!!).

But mostly I’m afraid that, by crossing that barrier, I would be forced to leave my life behind.

Maybe what scares me about growing old is that I can no longer use youth as an excuse when I make mistakes. But I realized that that doesn’t mean I am no longer allowed to stumble and fail. It just means that I shouldn’t be making excuses at all – I am responsible for my actions or inactions and I should be mindful of the consequences.

Maybe what scares me about growing old is that I have not accomplished enough. But I realized that that doesn’t mean I have done nothing worthy in my life, or that I should stop dreaming. It just means that I’ve done what I could with the cards that I’ve been dealt with so far and there’s still room for me to improve and succeed. It also means that I’m still allowed to dream, even if some of my dreams have not come into reality.

My fears are nothing more than fear of an unknown future. And I realize that the way to overcome it is not to be someone that I’m not. So maybe I’m about to turn 26 and I am still single, immature, tomboyish, fanatical, barely successful corporate slave – so what? Who cares about some invisible barrier between youth and adulthood? Who says I can’t have the best of both worlds?

I’m about to turn 26, and I’m just happy and thankful to be here.