25 September 2011

F4 stash - we were super fans!

The other day mama was cleaning the house and look what she found -- our F4 stash!!

It's our (me and ate Leigh's) collection way back college. Uso pa Meteor Garden. Haha!


Pictures, pencils, laminated photo for keychains and bookmarks, Nokia 3210 phone case, playing cards and even POGS! Hahaha! Ang jologs!!




CDs (their music videos and MP3 collections), notebooks and magazines not included -- yet. I might as well take pictures of those and post it here. :D

I loved Ken Zhu. Ikaw? Who's your favorite F4?

24 September 2011

It's Boy Pick-up in the Flesh!!

Boy Pick-up (a.k.a. Kuya Starbucks Barista) at Glorietta

At the counter - Chim to order Grande Caramel Macchiatto and Belgian Waffle.

Chim: one grande Caramel Macchiatto please
Barista: hot?
Chim: extra hot
Barista: like you
Chim: huh? (sorry bingi lang)
Barista: extra hot - like you
Chim: yesss. si kuya pumipick-up line!

Yeah mennnn!

Hahahah!

Boom!



19 September 2011

Panic mode - that's what happened.

Note: this is an excerpt from my Chapters (journal entry) last night.

Hays!

So hunny said yes - for me to purchase and download BlogPress (the blogging app for iPad). Been reading reviews about it the whole afternoon - ever since I was unable, after several attempt, to put an image on my blog post. I searched for the best app I could use.

There's Photobucket (a free app where you upload pics to their servers. I think. haha). You just copy the link/url code and place it as HTML on the blogger editor - didn't work for me though. I couldn't edit right after I put the codes. And when I tried to submit and publish -- nothing happened. It redirected me to the same text editor page without the codes. And the "updates" did not appear on my blog. Didn't even saved a draft when I refreshed the page.

Oh well.

Then hunny consented (spoiled much, I know) that I purchase the BlogPress app. I was able to successfully post 2 new entries - yay! I find the app very straight forward and easy to use. The interface was actually way simpler than what I imagined it to be haha! It prompts me to check my posts right after I click publish and it automatically redirected me to my updated blog page in safari. I was thrilled! I could actually see my posts yay! :D

Of course I wanted to check how my posts looked like using the PC. And so it began.

Panic mode.

I couldn't access my blog! WTH?! Google message says they've detected a traffic violation of some sort.

Huwat?!


Was it because of the app I used?? Shux! I tried over and over. To no avail. What the heck happened? So there, I posted a review - gave the app 1 star, saying "what happened?! Now I couldn't access my blog using my pc. :( " (and a few more rants I think). Totally forgetting that it was hunny's account I was using and it's his name that would appear. Camote! To think I was the first to give the new version (app was recently updated I believe) a review. LOL. It's a little funny now thinking about what I did. Panic mode much.

Hunny checked my blog using their PC at home and he was able to access it just fine. He saw (I always tell him not to read my blog, so I'm assuming he didn't read) my latest posts - BDJ Rendezvous entry and our PhotoBooth photo.

So I browsed through Google's long list of terms and agreements, ended up downloading (not to mention signing up) and installing Internet security softwares on our PC. Hopefully that will fix it.

Hopefully.

And if it does..

Would I be able to retract/delete my review? Sigh.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

... And yes as you can see I'm back to blogging using BlogPress. Meaning, may sayad lang talaga PC namin. haha! :p


Keep Smiling – The story of the happy coffee cup!

Why ruin a perfectly good day and possibly a great week ahead when we could choose not to?

It is pretty hard though. Let’s just say: Today is Monday. ‘nuf said! But you know how it is - when you start BVs (bad vibes) on Mondays it goes on for the rest of the week. I think it’s one of the many rules of the universe. o pauso ko lang. haha!

So even if there’s an on-going protest (Luzon-wide if I’m not mistaken) and I’m around 30 minutes late, not to mention a whole lot of other reasons to be pissed.

I have decided to start the week right. Good vibes, I summon thee. Hehe.

Which brings me to the story of the happy coffee cup -- haha!

Meet the Bibingkinitan! coffee cup. I got this last week when us girls (Gaye, Reich and myself) decided to meet up for some chika-bonding time. Since we’re on tipid mode (no Starbuck’s coffee nor CBTL), we headed to the Shangri-La mall foodcourt instead. They had Country Style donuts, hard to believe but -- yes, I said no to donuts and chose bibingka and kapeng barako this time.

We were busy talking that I didn’t notice the note on my cup. Good thing Gaye saw it. Look here!


And I don’t even remember if I smiled at the girl after she handed my bibingka and kape. But I think I did smile when I ordered. At least I smiled! Kaya nga siguro about smile yun sinulat nya. Well, she could have written, “Enjoy your coffee!” or … basta. She could’ve written something else. :P

I remember one of the quotes na nauso way back high school, something about being happy (and smiling): Always remember to be happy because you never know who's falling in love with your smile. - Author Unknown

And another, from one of the St. Paul priests during mass or one of our inputs (can’t remember when exactly), but it’s something about giving your smile to the person with a frown, because that person needs your smile the most.

It’s true though, a simple smile can really brighten up the day. Di ba?

As you can see, I kept this cup. So that I’d be reminded to keep smiling even on crappy days. Even you can’t resist, with a surprise note like this. ;)

Sabihin mong hinde?


So before I forget --

To the girl (at Bibingkinitan! Shangri-La mall),
The note made my day. Thank you! May your service put a whole lot of smiles on other people’s face. :D

Yours Truly,
chim



18 September 2011

BDJ Rendezvous: Breaking Free - Entry Submitted

It's that time again - Bellas unite! Yay! I've just submitted my entry earlier. Hopefully I make it through the list and get an invite. :D


BDJ Rendezvous: Breaking Free
Shatter the barriers that keep you from excellence!

WHEN: September 24, 2011 (1PM to 5PM)
WHERE: The RAMP Crossings Glorietta

HIGHLIGHT WHAT'S RIGHT
Bring out your key features with the right makeup and techniques.

DRESS YOUR SHAPE
Feel sexy in your own skin! Learn how to dress according to your body type.

RISE UP IN STYLE!
Don't let failure get the best of you. Find out how to get the best from failure.

Plus! Exciting PRIZES and GIVEAWAYS from generous brand partners!

Woot! My friends have submitted their entries as well - keeping my fingers crossed now! :D

12 September 2011

Game of Thrones


"Winter is Coming"
Watching Game of Thrones (Season 1) for the 2nd time. I can't get over the ending! So sad!! I fell in-love with Drogo! BUT only because he reminds me of my hunny -- sans the heavy eyeliner.

Mukhang scary (big guy, suplado and matching long hair) but really sweet to the girl he's smitten with -- ehem. :P

Anyway, will start reading the book this weekend.

I’ll let you know my thoughts – until then, I recommend you watch the TV series too!

HBO. (don't know the time slot though) :D

<3


08 September 2011

Happy Birthday Mama Mary!

<3

Good night. Sleep tight. ♥

Parkview Square, Singapore
 "God is always in full control."

Last night, during our prayer meeting (Eucharistic Mass since it's the first Wednesday of the month), we we're given this beautiful reminder. Such a beautiful promise!

Prayer meeting's indeed one of the best way to end my Wednesday! I slept soundly last night. <3

Note: Photo of Parkview Square taken April 28, 2011 during my 3-weeks stay in Singapore.

06 September 2011

These boots are made for walkin'


I wore them to work today and realized that:
  • what used to be a 5-minute walk from Shaw Boulevard Station to the office (when i'm wearing flats) would take me 15 minutes. Thank goodness I'm early hence no need to run.
  • the MRT stairs are the arch enemies of a 3-inch heels! 
  • for a commuter like me, anlayo pala talaga ng byahe from Cavite to Manila?! 
  • last and most importantly -- wearing heels this high is hazardous to my health. I'm now in dire need of foot massage.
Note: It's been years since I wore high heels to work (normally just/during/on special occasions --which only lasted a few hours). It's always been flats and sneakers (or sometimes wedge shoes) for me.

But I love these boots nevertheless!