After Easter Rambling Post

How quickly time flies. Easter has come and gone, April is here. Summer is almost halfway done, and now I’m in a rambling mood.

– I had a restful Holy Week, no stress for 4 whole days.
– I’m craving for Hen Lin’s cuapao. Don’t ask me why. I blame Sharkboy.
– Elections in a month! I am afraid for our nation. But I’m a first-time voter, I am very excited 😀
– Oh hello, 4-day work week.
– Must download She & Him Volume 2
– Took a lot of photos the past few days. Greenbelt without the mallers is heavenly.
– I’ve got so many ideas for doing things, I get too excited focusing on one thing.
– BORACAY, wait for me. ❤
– first day back at the office, almost had OT work, good thing I turned it over to another AE before I got sucked into the mess.
– Tumblr. Tumblr is MEH to me lately.
– it is too hot here in the office.
– I am super excited to get my hands on S.H.I.E.L.D. (Unlettered), where Leonardo Da Vinci and Isaac Newton are SHIELD agents. I mean, seriously, how cool is that?
– Officemate said, “You look like a baby doll in your dress.” Another one said, “She’s Alice!” (I don’t think I should wear this when meeting with clients, lest I be treated like a child.)
– Oh, Clash of the Titans with Sam Worthington was awesome. Mr. Worthington, you have just reached A-lister status. Carry on with your hotness.

Okay, signing out now. This useless entry is brought to you by the letter B for Bored.

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Where the Sidewalk Ends

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.

– Shel Silverstein

I’ve been burnt out from work for the longest time. The year started with a lot of work coming in from everywhere. While this is, in fact, something to be happy about, things get a little unbearable when your team is undermanned and deadlines come by the hour. I work mostly as an AE these days and I tell you, juggling between clients and creatives is HIGHLY stressful.

As a result, I’ve been getting sick frequently. From bad coughs to hyperacidity, the stress have really been taking its toll on me.

I’m not the type to heave a huge sigh of relief during weekends because I rarely get harassed, but the past few months have seen me looking forward to Fridays even before Monday is done.

So this Holy Week break, I plan to let out a great big sigh of relief. Though my days will be filled with activities at Church, I am still grateful that I won’t be spending the beautiful summer days in front of my laptop, stuck in this concrete beast.

I can’t wait to ESCAPE.
to EXHALE.
to BREATHE.
to LIVE AGAIN.

When I start missing someone, I answer blog surveys

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Tanya Roberts

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
oh… hmmm… I don’t remember. 2 or 3 weeks ago?
Oh wait. I cried watching ‘Tayong Dalawa’ last week. Kill me now.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITNG?
sometimes.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAL?
hmmm… that really depends on my mood.

5. DO YOU HAVE KID(s)?
nopes.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
why not?

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
oh yeah.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I think, yes. But it would have to be an impulsive decision, ’cause I’d probably back out after FIVE minutes of agreeing. hihi

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
honey stars

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
yup

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Dark Chocolate with real choco bits

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
their faces. and height! (’cause more often than not, I have to look up at them!)

15. RED OR PINK?
PEEEEENK!

16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
my height. i’m too small 😦

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Ima 😦

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST?
it won’t ruin my day if that’s what you’re asking

19. WHAT COLOR OF PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
blue jeans, black heels

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
some R&B song

22. WHAT COLOR CRAYON ARE YOU?
yellow 😀

23. FAVORITE SCENTS?
peppermint, coffee beans, and the beach

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Michael.

25. HOW DO YOU KNOW THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
she’s my sister

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Basketball and Tennis

27. HAIR COLOR?
black, dyed dark brown

28. EYE COLOR?
dark brown

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Clear lenses, ’cause I’m legally blind without them.

30. FAVORITE FOODS?
japanese, chocolates

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
happy endings

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
In the theater – Ice Age 3
On TV – 13 Going on 30

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
faded old rose/salmon (it’s a very vague color!)

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summerrrrr

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Bear HUGS

37. DESCRIBE YOUR PENCIL CUP.
purple Eeyore mug Sharkboy got for me from Singapore

38. FAVORITE ARTIST(s)?
excuse me, are these ART artists? or MUSIC artists?
‘Cause that would be too many to list

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Haruki Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I don’t have one in the office.
At home, it’s a cutesy little green errr… thing.

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Tayong Dalawa and 13 Going on 30.

42. FAVORITE SOUND(S).
old songs

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES
BEATLES BEATLES BEATLES

44. WHERE IS THE FARTHEST PLACE YOU HAVE BEEN IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY?
Umm… Cebu?

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I can… hold my breath longer than others :p (WHUT)

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Lourdes Hospital Sta. Mesa Philippines.

47. FAVORITE PIECE OF JEWELRY?
my silver ring, which mommy gave to me, and was originally my great grandma’s.

48. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
one fine day, we were introduced to each other as co-workers.
then we became friends, then the rest is history.  ❤

The List

I’ve got a list. Everyone does, actually. Mine’s chocful of unfinished DVDs, TV series, novels and things-to-do. I wanted to keep a list on-line so I could keep track of my progress without losing the scrap of paper 5 minutes after writing them down.

Isn’t this the ultimate act of geekness you could ever think of? Meh. Anyway. I couldn’t keep this list in my Main Blog since I update it almost daily, and it gets tedious leafing through the links until I find the entry with that list, and then update it and then blahblahblah please somebody tell me to shut the blabbering.

Anyway’s here’s the one I’ve been yammering about for the last five minutes.

And here’s the update:

DVDs:

TV Series

1. Heroes
2. Smallville season 6
3. Prisonbreak season 2
4. Grey’s Anatomy season 3
5. Lost season 3
6. ALIAS
7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
8. Scrubs (all seasons)
9. SATC
10. F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Movies

1. Anchorman
2. Final Fantasy 7
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. Happy Feet
5. The Family Man
6. Babel
7. Legends of the Fall
8. Snatch
9. Fight Club
10. Casanova

NOVELS:

1. HP Book 7
2. Plum Island by DeMille
3. Gaiman’s Smoke and Mirrors
4. Love Story by Erich Segal
5. Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice
6. The Firm by John Grisham
7. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
8. Everybody Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

Ack! How sad is that??? I haven’t even finished a third of the TV series! Yikes. And I was planning to buy the complete series of Dawson’s Creek. hehe =p

Time for my To-do List…

TDL:

1. edit ate’s photos from NY (it’s been a YEAR!)
2. back-up photos in CDs
3. follow-up Informatics classes (boo. this is taking too loooong.)
4. buy daddy’s birthday gift — (Foot Spa gaaah!) And mommy’s gift too!
5. get a haircut (it’s getting entirely too long and unruly. ick.)
6. buy new headsets
7. buy heels!!! (black, beige and err… black again! :p)
8. Buy these DVDs – 300, Dawson’s Creek series, Initial D
9. buy 1 gb thumbdrive
10. upgrade anti-virus software on our PCs. grrr.

Waaah. So much to do, so much time to do them, so lazy to get my butt moving. haha 😀