Friday, January 16, 2009

pasok sa banga!

“Being a middle child would mean they are loners. They really don’t like to latch on to a person in a relationship, therefore they have trouble keeping one due to lack of interest. Not liking to take the limelight for anything, they are not over achievers and just simply work enough work to get by, and typically that goes with school as well as a career. They are however very artistic and creative. If forced to use abilities they will work well, but do not work well under pressure. They often start several projects but rarely keep focused long enough to finish a project. The best career move for a middle child would be along the lines of using their creative. Going into a writing or journalism career, and into a career that they could freely express themselves would be good. Anything that would have hours that are flexible, and projects that frequently changed would be good for a middle born child. Since relationships are not of high importance to a middle child, often times they are alone. However, the best possible match for a middle child would be a last born.” (From the advice website http://www.essortment.com/)

Why do I have a feeling that this was written for me?

Thursday, January 08, 2009

This Year

by Chantal Kreviazuk
OST -- Serendipity

This year, is gonna be incredible
This year, is gonna be the one
All the planets are lining up for me
This year, I'm gonna have fun

This year, I'll paint my masterpiece
This year, I'll be recognized
I can feel like I'll fall in love for real
This year, this year

January, I'll learn to fly
February, love's gonna find me
March, April, May, I'll get carried away
Oh, oh...

This year, I'll reach the pinnacle
This year, I'll get to the top
People will ask where she get that energy
This year, I'm never gonna stop

January, I'll learn to fly
February, love's gonna find me
March, April, May, I'll get carried away
Oh, oh, oh, oh...

This year, is gonna be incredible
This year, is gonna be the one
All the planets are lining up for me
This year, I'm gonna have fun

I'm gonna have fun
Just watch me now
This year
This year
This year

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Don’t Bore Us – Get to the chorus! Roxette's Greatest Hits


Rating:★★★★★
Category:Music
Genre: Other
Artist:Roxette (1995)
When they say “greatest hits,” they mean it. I fell in love with this CD from the Swedish duo Roxette the first time I heard it. And why not? The album includes some of their most popular hits like The Look, Dangerous, Dressed for Success and Vulnerable, heartbreak hymns It Must Have Been Love, You Don’t Understand Me, Spending My Time, and the little-known yet overly heartrending Crash! Boom! Bang! (Cos every time I seem to fall in love / Crash! Boom! Bang!/ I find the heart but then I hit the wall / Crash! Boom! Bang!/ That's my real middle-name / It has always been the same…), all guaranteed to get anyone singing along. Sunshine-y ditties June Afternoon, Joyride, The Big L and How Do You Do complete the collection.

With all these hits, Roxette doesn’t really have to enjoin us to get to the chorus. Too bad they didn’t stay long enough to give us more.

18 Til I Die


Rating:★★★
Category:Music
Genre: Other
Artist:Bryan Adams (1996)
I’m not a Bryan Adams fan but during the long vacation, I (re)discovered his 18 Til I Die album and was pleasantly surprised. We had the CD since I was in 5th grade and I never realized that it’s pretty sexy. =)

The 13-track album showcases Adams’ versatility. Contrary to what I thought, his sound is not limited to Canadian mellow rock. There is quite a number of romantic ballads (I Think About You, You’re Still Beautiful To Me and probably the most popular in the album, Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman), a couple of pop-py songs (Star, We’re Gonna Win), and some sweet sexy stuff (Let’s Make a Night to Remember, Do To You, The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You). The title track 18 Til I Die is a bit so-so but it’s worth listening to if only for its live-for-the-moment message.

And oh, did I say sexy? Watch for track # 6. It’s called I Wanna Be Your Underwear. Ooh, hot…


Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Ang Aking Bakasyon

Noong elementary student pa lang ako, tuwing darating ang Enero’y pinagsusulat kami ng formal theme tungkol sa kung ano ang ginawa namin sa nakaraang Christmas vacation. Dahil hindi ko naman puwedeng ilagay na nagbasa ako ng libro (boring), nanood ng TV (tamad), o ginawang errand girl ng nanay ko (kawawa), ay laging ang bakasyon sa isang malayong lugar na kung tawagin ay Maynila (promdi e) ang aking ikinikuwento. Ilalahad ko kung paano kami namasyal ng mga pinsan kong Manilenyo sa mall at siyempre sa Manila Zoo. Nangyari naman talaga yon nung Grade 4, sakto sa first ever formal theme, pero noong Grade 5 at 6, dahil wala nang mailagay ay ni-rehash ko na lang. Iba naman ang teacher e. Saka nag-mature naman siguro ang aking writing, bukod pa sa dumami ang mga hayop sa zoo. Ngayon, dahil wala nang teacher na magchi-check at magbibigay ng grade, di na ako mag-iisip ng magandang kuwento at mag-aalala sa grammar. Bullet points lang ok na. =)

· Nag-unwind kasama ang ranters. Yes, the Order of the Pasaway Forever lived up to their name at nagpaka-pasaway sa Boni High Street, matagumpay na na-B.I. si Gian pero bigo pagdating kay Tin. Tsktsk.
· Christmas parties. Nag-mellow down na ako at di na masyadong naglalasing. Medyo nasira kasi ang reputasyon ko dati...
· Christmas shopping. Hindi masyadong enjoy dahil ayoko talaga lumabas/ sa mga mall/sa mga tao. Buti na lang tapos na.
· Nanood ng TV. Vacation is the time to catch up on what I’ve been missing because of evening classes. Dyosa, I love Betty La Fea, Eva Fonda, Pinoy Fear Factor… Parang na-miss ko bigla ang Malcolm. Hehe.
· Nag-alaga ng mga hayop. “Mga hayop kayo!” ang tangi kong nasambit dahil nakakapagod ang magpakain at magpaligo sa mga pets ng nanay ko (1 aso at 4 pusa). Nadagdag pa si Marble, ang Persian cat from Tin na mukhang nahawa sa couch potato mode ko.
· Nanood ng movies. Hindi ko masabing movie marathon kasi dalawang pelikula lang naman ang pinanood ko nang paulit-ulit-ulit: Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Roman Holiday. I love Audrey Hepburn!
· Nag-sound trip. Ngayon ko lang ulit napakinggan ang aking Beatles collection. At nakuha ko pang maghukay sa baul ng mga ancient CDs ni Bryan Adams at ng Roxette (at gumawa ng review tungkol sa mga ito).
· Gumawa ng digest. Out of 62 cases to digests, I wrote a whopping… seven digest! Hay, petiks!

Medyo uneventful pero masaya naman. Sana talaga, matupad ko na ang pangakong “Magbabagong-buhay na ako this year, promise!”