Showing posts from May, 2007



Monthly thing...

yayay.... huhuhu...

Am I a B*tch?!

If this is what "Bitchology" means, then I guess I am one... :)

Where on Earth...?

Where on earth is Iloilo? :)

Ok, I read your comment, I don't think you're a doofus though... hehe..

Here are some fast facts about Iloilo...
(source: click here)

Brief Description
Iloilo is set in a graceful repose between Iloilo and Batiano rivers forming an angle of a nose. Hence, its old name “Ilong-Ilong” which means “noselike”. Mountain ranges with peaks as high as almost 7,000 ft. provide natural boundaries between Iloilo and Antique on the west and Capiz on the north. The rest of mainland Iloilo is largely plain with interspersing upland portions.

Iloilo is located in the center of the Philippine
archipelago. Strategically located 283 statute miles from Manila, it is the gateway to the flourishing region that is Western Visayas. The province comprises the southeastern part of Panay Island.

Language / Dialect
Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) is the main dialect spoken in Iloilo. English and Tagalog are also widely spoken and understood especially in urban areas.

Major Industries


"I Can't Live Without You"

"You're my world"

"you're my everything"

Have you heard your boyfriend (or girlfriend, if you're a guy) say these to you? Well, watch out... I've learned that these phrases are just some of the many things that people say to their partners while they're still in the relationship. And then imagine - you break up, and the guy (or girl) then says this to his (or her) new partner.

Besides, "I can't live without you"? That's not true; you can live without 'em. You lived for several years without them, what's another several years? :)

What dumb*ss cheesy lines... hmph!

Kind of a Busy Day

Hmm, I woke up late again... hehe!

Anyway, so I hurriedly prepared to go to work, not forgetting to wear my shades, comb my hair (of course) and wear my bangle - haha, found this okay-looking bangle in Iloilo, so I bought it, what the heck, I'm now spending for myself alone!!! :)

When I arrived in the office, I really had to get a bite to eat 'coz my darn tummy's aching already, after which, I made a beeline to my office.

It's a kinda-busy-day today because I needed to check several customer accounts, just about 4 pages of print-out from excel with the default font size of 10 - that's a lot... So I went to the Income Audit Section to use their computer there - my freakin' laptop doesn't have the right program. We're using Opera. Besides, my laptop is a darn Pentium 3, it really takes quite a while... :)

Anyway, so I started checking on the accounts already because for all I know, my boss might be drilling me on it later, so I just had to do it. I just h…

Another Happy Thought

hehe, I forgot to mention..

I stopped s*oking already...

Since I consumed the last pack tuesday last week, that's May 22 and

I didn't think of buying another anymore,

haven't done one again,

and I'm promising myself not to do it again...

with my tv as my witness... hehe! :)

Happy Thoughts!

Hello everybody I'm back from my trip to Iloilo... :)
Thank you to the Iloilo chapter of PICPA (philippine institute of certified public accountants) for hosting such a big event - th 61 Annual National Convention. Thank you for the preparations you've made for everybody, although I'd really have to say that we guys have never ever mastered the art of being on time, though we can clearly predict that every session starts at about an hour behind schedule, still, that's bad enough.

But the speakers are really good, especially Mr Huang of PAL. I really like how he delivered his speech, he was quite the entertainer and really a true blue Super CFO. I admire him, but not his weight.. hehe!

Ok, so happy thoughts list then:

- that wonderful experience of going to Iloilo, although the airport experience was bad, they do manual baggage checks.. duh...

- great company, Hannah of WAH, Cristine of WPI, and Ms Precy of WPI.

- great money-budgeting technique for me - don't buy anythi…

Think of Happy Thoughts

Here's my incomplete list of happy thoughts for the day, 'coz as what a dear friend keeps on saying, "Just think of happy thoughts Cath!"...

At my own home:
- i have my own tv
- i have my privacy
- i have my own things
- there are memories either to be cherished or left unrememberedJust think of happy thoughts!
- i'm hoping i can move somewhere else by October
- i enjoy the peace and solitude that my room brings
- i can post anything on the walls for me to read and nobody would care!

On Friends:
- # friends in my friendster account has reached 114
- i have made new friends in the past 2 weeks
- i've spent quality time with my barkada - both from college and hi-skul
- people who a certain person thinks i don't interact very well with are now my friends and i can freely say, it's all good... :)
- i'm looking forward to spending time with my barkadas again, at least before the end of june
- i've re-established contact with some long lost friends located all o…

Where's the Rent?!

You just have got to see this!!! It's so funny, it was really a nice office day opener! How I wish I just can be this happy everyday... hmmm...

Anyway, here's the video... Enjoy!!!


I'm starting to feel I don't like my job anymore.

think I'll just let some lock-in contracts to expire first and then I'll start looking for another job.


Love Sonnet XVII

Love Sonnet XVII
by Pablo Neruda

I don't love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:

I love you as certain dark things are loved,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that doesn't bloom and carries
hidden within itself the light of those flowers,
and thanks to your love, darkly in my body
lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you simply, without problems or pride:

I love you in this way because I don't know any other way of loving
but this, in which there is no I or you,

so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.

Saddest Poem

In one of our conversations, Karen mentioned to me Pablo Neruda, a known poet whose works were also used in the movie "Patch Adams". And so I decided to look around for his other works and found this one, "Saddest Poem".

Saddest Poem by Pablo Neruda

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.

Write, for instance: "The night is full of stars,
and the stars, blue, shiver in the distance."

The night wind whirls in the sky and sings.

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

On nights like this, I held her in my arms.
I kissed her so many times under the infinite sky.

She loved me, sometimes I loved her.
How could I not have loved her large, still eyes?

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.
To think I don't have her. To feel that I've lost her.

To hear the immense night, more immense without her.
And the poem falls to the soul as dew to grass.

What does it matter that my love couldn't keep her.
The night i…

UGH! My Head Hurts Like...

It's being pounded on by mallets. Ouch.

When I woke up this morning it was just this annoying pulling feeling in my head, but as the morning progressed, it turned out to be a full blown headache. I wish I can go on leave for the rest of the day... huhuhu... :(

It's either I had super little sleep or maybe because I got to doze off just about 7pm and was unexpectedly woken up by my annoying landlord who just arrived bustling thru the hall and stupidly knocking on my already half-open door. I can't believe this! I dozed off while watching a kid's gag show, and as I was drifting of to Slumberland, I was fitfully awoken by my darn landlord. Maybe this contributed to my now, infuriating headache. Ugh.

After frowning at my landlord so that he'd immediately leave me alone, I went back to bed and closed the door, doubled
my lock also. I struggled to get back to sleep, my eyes were heavy but not heavy enough that I could just fall asleep again. I waited and waited for me to …

Incense Anyone?

As I opened my email this morning, I got curious by one email from a sponsor... Hmmm, a task for me? Cool...

So I clicked on the link and I was greeted by this website were you can buy incense, aromatherapy crystals, incense holders and perfume oils online. Then I remember something - our very own home. I used to buy big packs of incense for my mom. She believes in Feng Shui and some other beliefs from the Chinese and so she lights an incense every day, especially during Christmas and New Year.

The site,, features the above products, with their prices and shipping and delivery terms. It is supported by Yahoo! Shopping, and you can pay online thru your Visa and MasterCards. If in some circumstances, you decide you need to return your goods, then they also have provided an address and contact numbers where you can send your inquiries regarding return and exchange policies. You can also join their mailing list so that you can be updated every time there's a new prod…

Shrek, Update!!!

Shrek is hilarious, but I'd rather say it was not as enjoyable as the first Shrek release.

A friend and I watched Shrek 3 yesterday afternoon, and we enjoyed it. It was kind of a break from everyday realities and just feeling free to be kids again - besides, we were kids at heart.

After watching, my friend invited me to their apartment. There I saw how they managed to fit into one house - there were 9 of them! As I was looking around, I was imagining if I can do the same, share one house with 8 other people and not have enough privacy in my own home. I couldn't do it... Hehe, sorry... (no offense though...) :)

Okay, so let's go back to Shrek 3. There were no catchy new tunes or songs in this release, but there were other characters like the other princesses, and I found Snow White rather annoying. She was so "maarte"... And there was also Sleeping Beauty, who we though was Beauty of Beauty and the Beast until a little later in the movie when she just kept on falli…


Shrek, Shrek, Shrek...


Does anyone know if it's showing already? Anyway, a friend just sent me an sms and asked if I wanted to watch, so I said yes, we're meeting just about 2 hours from now... :)

See yah!

PS:... Di mi madayon... huhuhuh! ;(

Two-Timers Galore

I visited Kuya Kevin's Blog again and saw this post entitled "Two Steps for Two-Timers". I found some of his statements interesting and I'm borrowing them from his blog (I asked for permission..):

Sometimes I am asked about cheaters—what should you do if you discover your boyfriend/girlfriend is a “two-timer?” I have two simple steps:

1. Forgive Him/Her
2. Dump Him/Her

Before I go any further, let me define cheating. Cheating is when someone has clearly violated a commitment to his/her “special someone.”

The word “commitment” is very important. Until there is a commitment, there really cannot be cheating. If you two have gone out on just one date, you can’t get upset if you see your date with someone else the next week — the two of you may not yet be at a commitment stage. I realize that dating/courtship
is very serious in Filipino culture. Regardless, I still say that until you have verbally expressed a commitment, do not make assumptions.

“Clearly violated” is also a…

Vote Quick Counts

I think I'm going to have a good day (and night) today because I actually was able to sleep earlier than usual last night. At first I dozed off while watching Maria Flordeluna on TV, I even forgot that I was supposed to have someone call me that night. Anyway, I woke up just in time for Walang Kapalit... hehehe! And since I have nothing else to do in past few days, I have also been following the canvassing of the votes from the 2007 Senatorial & Local Elections thru the local news, and so far, here are the results:

NASSA NAMFREL Operation Quick Count 2007
As of 9:36 pm May 18, 2007

1 LEGARDA, Loren B. 3,343,488
2 ESCUDERO, Francis Joseph G. 3,250,053
3 LACSON, Panfilo M. 2,960,344
4 PANGILINAN, Francis N. 2,791,385
5 VILLAR, Manuel Jr., B. 2,779,379
6 AQUINO, Benigno Simeon III C. 2,669,906
7 ANGARA, Edgardo J. 2,448,672
8 ARROYO, Joker P. 2,169,358
9 HONASAN, Gregorio B. 2,148,5…

Things U'd Never Know Without Movies

During all police investigations it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once.

All telephone numbers in America begin with the digits 555.

Most dogs are immortal.

If being chased through town, you can usually take cover in a passing St. Patrick's Day parade - at any time of the year.

All beds have special L-shaped cover sheets which reach up to the armpit level on a woman but only to waist level on the man lying beside her.

All grocery shopping bags contain at least one stick of French Bread.

It's easy for anyone to land a plane providing there is someone in the control tower to talk you down.

Once applied, lipstick will never rub off - even while scuba diving.

The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No-one will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the building you want without difficulty.

If you need to reload your gun, you will always have more ammunition - even if you haven't been carrying any bef…

Silver is IN

Ever since I was in high school, I never really liked wearing gold jewelry. I was more attracted to the shiny metallic looking ones – silver. As time past, and now as a professional, I don’t only look at my jewelry and see them as decorations and accessories, but my wind also lingers to the idea that these can be precious investments in the future.

As I “waste” my pastime surfing the net for new sites, cool articles, or just interesting pictures or files, hmmm, why not look for a good investment opportunity? And tada! I stumbled upon this website, it’s from abroad though, but what the heck, if and when I decide to do so, I can purchase silver or other precious metals for immediate personal delivery or arrange for convenient and safe storage at an independent bank or depository from Monex Deposit Company (MDC).

For more than 30 years already, Monex companies have been operating in the US and have been the leader in silver and precious metals investments (hmm, this just keeps getting be…

Droopy.... Zzzz....

For the nth time, I slept late last night and I was too tired to wake up early so I arrived in the office at about 9:30 am… I’m dead…

I really don’t know what’s with my body clock nowadays but it just can’t seem to grasp the idea that I have to sleep by midnight. It has started to go haywire and I really can’t understand why – I’m not thinking too much about anything, nor was I trying to reminisce the things of the past. I just seem to stare at the tv longer than I used to. Hmmm… What the heck’s my body preparing for?! It should give me a decent explanation in the nearest future or else… Hehehe!

Anyway, I’m in my office and my internet connection seems to be slower than usual – that is, when I have an internet connection. It’s either absent today or is not doing well. At least I got to check some emails and visit some of my online accounts. I just have to find a way to decently post this to my blog (and if you’re reading this already, then Eureka! I was able to successfully upload my p…

Blast from the Past

I had a weird noontime break today - because of a blast from my past. Thought I was just getting nauseous when I saw his YM window flashing right in front of me. Sorry to disappoint myself, because it was actually true, he did send me a message.

Hmmm, I wouldn't like to include the details he really should stop saying he's sorry of that YM conversation, but needless to say, he shouldn't say he's sorry anymore. Not even in his thoughts, or even if he's lying or if he's not - he really should stop saying he's sorry. Because in the first place, he shouldn't even be feeling sorry for me or for what happened. Why?! Because it was his decision to do those things he did and to say those things he said. All was done and over with, all was settled (his very own words...) and so he shouldn't be feeling sorry anymore (in simple layman's jargon, he shouldn't be the one feeling sorry because it was actually his fault, his wrongdoing, his deeds, and not m…

My Celebrity Look-Alikes

If You want to try looking for your long lost Celebrity Twin, try it out here:

Here's another try with a different picture:

Droopy Eyes

If yesterday I had insomnia attacks, today is a totally different day...

If I can only teleport myself back to my room in a snap of a finger, I will! My eyes are heavy and I feel sleepy. Goodness, last night was the second night I slept really late - but with a different reason, mind you. Hahaha! Very few people will understand this post, I assure you! Funny...

Anyway, I'm sleepy, my tummy's getting weird, and my feet are cold. Hmmm, what I'd give for me to be able to just freely go home and go to bed...

Insomnia Strikes

I was a bit annoyed last night because I had insomnia visits. I just couldn't sleep. I think it was about 2am when I finally was able to block out all thoughts and just dive into the blackness of my eyelid... hehe!

The next day was a knocker. I just had to wake up and pull myself out of bed because I had to go to work! If only I can just go away for a while, maybe by myself and really have time to think and talk to myself and be alone, far away from my life and memories and what-have-you's of my world, with no one to bug me or no thought to annoy me... hmmmm... dreamers dream - that's what they do.

Anyway... I'm in the office right now, I feel a little terrible because of lack of sleep but nothing that a can of soda can't handle. I finished a can of Pepsi at lunch and I'm thinking I'd like another one, but that would mean that my blood sugar would be on it's career high for the month. I have been drinking soda yesterday, I actually finished 1 liter befor…

Why Not?!

During the last year of college some close friends started calling me a different nickname. "CATYA".

I really don't have an idea how they came up with that, but right now, I like hearing it. Not because it sounds like the name of a sexy star here in the Philippines (goodness, I don't exactly have the rack to match those of that sexy star's!), but because it sounds more like me - a little sassy and witty and crazy to be with.

** ok, for the language impotents, here's what sassy means:

sas·sy (săs'ē)
adj., -si·er, -si·est.

1. Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
2. Lively and spirited; jaunty.
3. Stylish; chic: e.g. a sassy little hat.


I don't have the slightest idea also if most of my friends right now can adopt to such a nickname because they're so used to calling me by my first name. So anyway, those two friends who called me this before, still do, and maybe if time permits, my kabarkadas might also hear it and ad…

Casual Day at the Office

I arrived in the office today and gathered quite a few glances and second-glances from the people... Why? Because, I arrived with my hair curly!!!

I've always wanted to try this look on me to see whether straight hair, or curly, is really for me. So I bought some sort of twistees or benders, whichever you call 'em and tried it for myself!

So here are a couple of pics I took from inside my office (forgive the quality though, my camera phone is not that good)...

And by the looks of it (and all the looks I got because of it!), I like having a few curls in my hair... :) I think when my hair is given a go signal to have another treatment, I'd ask a stylist if I can have semi-permanent curls...And have him/her judge if I can carry them well... Hehe!

If you can Live your LIfe Again, will you Change Anything?

As I as walking toward the hotel building where our offices are located, something knocked on the doors of my brain, a nice topic to blog about, just to let emotions flood through and leave my heart that's still recovering from a big blow.

If I can live my life again, will there be things that I would like to change?

If you're to ask me this question right at this moment, unfortunately I may answer you with a yes. At this point I can even replay many instances in my life that I wish I can change.

There were thoughts that shouldn't have ever occurred to me, actions that should be reversed, words that should not have been uttered, persons God will not really give me these...if He knew that I cannot get through itthat I shouldn't have met, decisions I shouldn't have made, feelings I never should have felt, emotions that I shouldn't have ever known to be possible nor probable, and so many other things that happened in the past that started flashing right in front of m…

Common Telltale Signs

Among the signs listed in, these are the ones I found really common or more applicable to situations nowadays. You just try to bug your mind thinking whether it's based on personal experience or not... :)


Cheater starts bringing you flowers and acts especially nice or cheater doesn't bring you flowers anymore and acts especially mean.

At the beginning of an affair, the cheater may actually be more affectionate than usual due to guilt feelings.

After the affair has been going on for a while, the cheater often starts finding fault with the partner as a defensive mechanism (i.e., to justify the affair in their mind).

Cheater's relationship with you will almost always change. They become more distant, fault-finding or blame you for their behavior.

A Serving of Chicken Soup

Wax showed me a link to this article from Chicken Soup for the Soul and as I was reading it, I was touched by how much love was shown by the guy. So here it is, I'm posting it here so that we will all be blessed by such an experience.

Don't worry girls, we'll all find our own handsome boyfriend who'd gladly and most willingly love us for who and what we are in due time.


The Un-Diet
By Susan A. Karas

"No, Sue, honest, you don't look fat," my sister said.
It was the first day of my new job at a local lawn care company and I was in a panic.

"Are you sure?" I turned sideways in front of the mirror and sucked in my stomach. She had to be lying. My skirt was biting into my waistline, and I couldn't button my jacket. How had those extra pounds gotten there?

I'd always been vigilant about my weight. One careless remark when I was ten years old, "Oh, isn't she just a cute, chubby thing?" did it. I could r…


As usual I woke up late today, but I noticed something, I have a runny nose. But I didn't mind it because I was off already thinking how late I am already for work and having that annoying voice in my head telling me to linger a little more in bed.

So i took a bath and hurriedly prepared to go. Of course, as expected I arrived at a little past 9am. Good thing I have a flexible schedule, yet I still consider myself late.

First room I went to was the cafeteria, I was starving. Hmmm, oh, that's because I only had piyaya last night. :)

So I bought bread and a bottle of pepsi and took it to my office so I can already start working on something, but remembered that last night I decided to update or change something in my profile because I thought it sounded a little to harsh for other people. Anyway, so I sat down in front of my computer and was irked because the program that we tried to install yesterday which I'm supposed to be using right now for a report to be submitted this a…

Dear Girls (from the Guys)

I found this very interesting post from our bulletins from Friendster, and I decided to share it with you:


*Don't assume that guys won't care
where you are, because we do.
It makes us feel secure to know that
our girlfriends aren't off flirting
with guys we've never heard of.

*Also, don't talk about your ex-
We never have, nor ever will respect
or like them, nor do we want to hear
about them.
When you do, you're asking your
boyfriend to be jealous.
You're asking your boyfriend to lose

*On that, don't hump everything that
walks into the room.
We don't care if you talk to other
We don't care if you're friends with
other guys.
But when you're sitting next to us,
and some random guy walks into the
room and you jump up and tackle him,
without even introducing us, yeah, it
pisses us off.
It doesn't help if you sit there and
talk to him for ten minutes without
even acknowledging the fact that we're
still there.

*Also, when we tell …

Fairy Tales and the thing called Love

As a child, my mom used to read me these stories before I go to sleep – fairy tales that tell of princesses and their princes, finding each other and living happily ever after. It’s just now, after typing the first statement that I realized that even the most romantic fairy tales have struggled amidst trials before they found true love.

First, there’s Snow White (I remember some classmates before calling me Snow White, it’s not very clear anymore but I still remember.). The classic tale of suffering and pain before the Prince finds her. Of course, that would be the wicked witch, who wanted to be called the “Fairest of them All”. The title was of course Snow White’s, but then the witch’s greed brought about Snow White’s being driven away from the castle and living with these 7 little men – dwarfs. After such obstacles was the Prince only able to finally find Snow White, but then he finds her dead – asleep in a glass coffin. Hmmm, when I first heard this story, I was irked because it was…

A Song I Remembered

Guess what, I overslept this morning. I was so stressed last night I slept at about almost 1 in the morning. Hmph! Darn beauty rest.

Anyway, so I woke up late and so hurriedly took a bath and as I was shampooing I suddenly remembered a song that I used to hear from the radio when I was in high school and at that time thought to myself, "That's weird. They break up and she thanks the guy for making her stronger?"

Regine Velasquez -...

I didn't think it can happen right until I was in that same situation. I'm actually in the process of making myself stronger, Is it hard to believe I'm okay? and as I was finishing my bath, I didn't realize it immediately that I was singing. Singing the "You've Made Me Stronger" song...

Oh, well... Got to go...

And oh, here's the lyrics, this was sung by Regine Velasquez.


Is it hard to believe I'm okay
After all, it's been a while since you walked away
I'm way past crying over your finding som…

Are You Evil?

Took this test a while ago... hahaha! Cool...

You're an Evil Middle High!

Are You Evil? goodevilWell, you're kinda evil. They haven't reserved a place for you in Hell yet, but the leasing agents are starting their calls. (Sorry, no air conditioning.) We're guessing you find others' pain funny, your backstabbing knife is probably pretty sharp, and your sexual wiles have likely brought you enjoyment at the expense of your bunkmates a time or two. If more than one of those three things rings true, consider yourself a card-carrying evil person. If you're interested in recanting the evil thing, sensitivity counseling isn't a bad idea. Or else find a more sadistic career, like a bouncer or a metermaid. But hey, to each his own, and if your evilness fits, wear it. Keep reading for more evil details!not sexually evilsexually evilWe're all slaves to our urges — some just more than others. Sure, you probably shake it a little to get your…

The Most Good Looking Pirate

he's cute, ain't he?
nice eyes, nice nose, nice earlobes... :)

I'm a little excited because the third serving of the Pirates of the Carribean is going to be released within this month, and of course, that's another bonding time for the gang! I just hope we'd be more by then, because the last time we watched Spiderman 3, there were only 6 of us! Imagine? But it was all good, we enjoyed the day out and we met another potential kabarkada in the person of Julius' girlfriend, but she was just so quiet! I wonder if I was like that before whenever my ex talked to his friends; yeah, I think so.

Anyway, I'm over that phase, and it hit me that being so quiet at times is not really very good. So we tried hard to get her talking, and yeah, she talked sometimes but it wasn't long enough that she'll again drift into silence... Hmm, next time girl, you just might feel a little more at home with us... :)

I am Good

How evil are you?

And it says so right here! Bwahahaha!!!!

To Read When You're Alone

Here is an inspiring story I received through email:

And I would just like to add that there are some posts here that are intended for a specific person or persons and I definitely would have indicated that it was a post To Read When You're Alone if I could, but something in me just can't place such words for some fear I cannot understand. I just hope and pray that that person has somehow been curious enough with my posts and have read those that are intended for him.


To Read When You're Alone
-- TRUE STORY by Mike Staver

I was 13 years old. My family had moved to Southern California from North Florida a year before. I hit adolescence with a vengeance. I was angry and rebellious, with little regard for anything my parents had to say, particularly if it had to do with me. Like so many teenagers, I struggled to escape from anything that didn't agree with my picture of the world. A "brilliant without need of guidance" kid, I rejected any overt offering of …

Changing Someone

I found this in another blog:

When are you starting to date someone, make sure it is close to what you are looking for. It's much easier to change a truck into a car, than trying to change a boat into an airplane. Don't think that just because you love someone, you will be able to change them into something that is not them. Don't look it as a challenge that you can reform this person. It will be a sad mistake. Find someone that is close to what you already want, and they will be most suitable for you. You probably aren't exactly what they want either, but with good listening and time, you can become a masterpiece to them.

Simple Wish

I wish I have amnesia right now.

Or at least that I can selectively forget a major block of my memory.

I Can't Breathe

The title says right - I Can't Breathe. Honestly I'm having difficulty breathing normally right now for some reason I can't pinpoint as of the moment. I haven't taken in any caffeine or nicotine, it just happened.

I was facing my computer, which is really a usual thing for me to do, and then suddenly bang! My chest constricted and my heart skipped a beat. I didn't feel any numbness on any other part of my body, my sight didn't black out but I still can feel the irregular rate my heart is now beating. My chest still feels heavy and pressured and the result is, I'm having difficulty breathing right now, but I can breathe nonetheless.

It started just about 11 am plus, when I started to feel some anxiety or a deep-rooted worry for something I can't specify also. I'm still trying to figure out what is it that I was thinking of or looking at before it started, but still it's a feeling I think I'm familiar with, sometimes for the superstitious peopl…

Wear Sunscreen Speech :)

Mary Schmich's "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" was published in the Chicago Tribune as a column on June 1, 1997. In her introduction to the column, she described it as the commencement address she would give if she were asked to give one.

The column soon became the subject of an urban legend, in which it was alleged to be an MIT commencement speech given by author Kurt Vonnegut in that same year (in truth, MIT's commencement speaker that year was Kofi Annan). Despite a follow-up article by Mary Schmich on August 3rd, 1997, in which she referred to the 'lawless swamp of cyberspace' that had made her and Kurt Vonnegut to be "one", by the year of 1999 the falsely attributed story was widespread.

When the column was later turned into a song, Schmich's "wish" came true when Zagreb's Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing started to play the song Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) at every graduation …

Just Like the SUNSCREEN Speech

(A Poem by Joel F. Lacaba)

tagubilin at habilin.

mabuhay ka kaibigan
yan ang una't huli kong tagubilin at habilin
mabuhay ka

sa edad kong ito, marami akong maibibigay na payo
mayaman ako sa payo

maghugas ka ng kamay bago kumain
maghugas ka ng kamay pagkatapos kumain
pero huwag kang maghuhugas ng kamay para lamang makaiwas sa sisi
huwag ka maghuhugas ng kamay kung may inaapi na kaya mong tulungan

paupuin mo sa bus ang mga matatanda at ang mga may kalong na sanggol

magpasalamat ka sa nagmamagandang loob
matuto sa karanasan ng matatanda pero huwag magpatali sa kaisipang makaluma

huwag piliting matulog kung ayaw dalawin ng antok
huwag pag-aksayahan ng panahon ang mga walang utang na loob
huwag makipagtalo sa bobo, at baka ka magpagkamalang bobo
huwag bubulong-bulong sa mga panahong kailangan mong sumigaw
huwag kang manalig sa mga bulung-bulungan
huwag papatay-patay sa ilalam ng pabitin
huwag kang tutulog-tulog sa pansitan
umawit ka kung nag-iisa ka sa banyo
umawit ka sa piling ng barkada
umawit ka kung nal…