Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Roger, We're Not Alone..."

We are many. We are one.
Dollywood: How well do you know your favorite stars?
By Dolly Anne Carvajal
Philippine Daily Inquirer

...

Karylle can’t eat a cheeseburger without the fries lined up neatly between the burger and the bun—plus extra catsup.

Full story...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mo-pho: Give Me An "L"

In Freddie Aguilar song terms, this book would be "Anak."

Photo taken with my trusty Sony Ericsson K600i.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Countup: Ten Whats

What was the first thing you thought about when you woke up? "Where am I?" What did you do last night? Read. Sleep. What is the most important part of your life? Respiration. What would you rather be doing right now? Reading. Sleeping. What did you last cry about? A scene in a comedy movie. What always makes you feel better when you’re upset? A big, red Chippy. What was your last dream? A conversation with Claudine Barretto(!). What’s the most important thing you look for in a significant other? Respiration. What are you worried about? Grades. I can't help it. What are you looking forward to most in this week? As always, my one-day weekend.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Countup: Nine Have-You-Evers

Have you ever liked someone with a girlfriend/boyfriend? Someone with a boyfriend, yes. Have you ever had your heart broken? By someone with a boyfriend, yes. Have you ever been engaged? Engaged engaged? Nope. Have you ever been out of the country? Not yet. I will have to remedy that. Have you ever done something outrageously dumb? Lots of times (right now my friends all nodding). Have you ever been backstabbed by a friend? Never. It helps that I only have a few friends. Have you ever had the cops call on you? Lots of times because my father used to be a police officer. Have you ever dated someone younger than you? I'm almost sure I haven't. Have you ever read an entire book in one day? In high school I finished many a Hardy Boys in one day. Today I'm a slow reader.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Countup: Eight Whos

Who was the last person you saw? MCO staff. Who was the last person you kissed? Ermats! Who was the last person you called? A workmate. Who was the last person to call you? Ermats! Who was your first crush? A classmate in summer music school named Jennifer. Who is the last person to text you? TnB. Who is the last person you texted? See above. Who did you last yell at? Myself for getting sick. I hate being sick.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Project Exodus: December 2003

It was only in December 2003 that I learned how to put pictures in my posts. The process was circuitous then—I had to sign up for a separate image hosting account with Photobucket, upload my photo there, then embed its HTML code in my blog entry. Good thing it's now a breeze to post pictures with Blogger.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Dear Barrister Friends

Today is a big day. The Supreme Court is set to release the 2008 Bar exam results, so I understand all 6,364 of you are now on the SC's official website. But could you please tell your family and friends not to go there, too and break the thing? Some of us are trying to get some research done.

[Screen grab from the Supreme Court website]

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Countup: Seven Whens

When was your last shower? Last year—the shower head in my bathroom is busted. Tabo rocks! When did you last see your mom? January, midterms week. When was your last kiss? Yesterday. I whistled it while riding a cab, and it didn't occur to me to be scared. When did you last dress up? 10 March 2009, the second to the last dress code day this past semester. When was the last time you cried? Early February, while watching the closing scenes of Meet the Parents(!). When did you last go to the movies? 2007. Forgive me, Fr. Nick, for I have sinned.

Substantial Compliance

In a news clip that aired a few hours ago on Studio 23's News Central, Gretchen Barretto referred to herself and her partner Tonyboy Cojuangco as being "BFFs, best friends for life."

Close, Ms. Barretto, but not quite. Everyone knows "BFF" stands for "Ben Folds Five."