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Exactly. [040623 l 2229]
[ mood | amused ]
[ music | None ]

Jolly good, wot! Anyone for tennis? That'll be ten ponies, guv. You're the epitome of everything that is english. Yey :) Hoist that Union Jack!

How British are you?

this quiz was made by alanna

Hah! Does anyone doubt me now? :D And look... it's me Granny.
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Puss in Boots! [040609 l 1731]
[ mood | productive ]
[ music | The Human Stain ]

I have yet to watch Shrek 2, but I love this picture of Puss in Boots!

^^ see icon ^^
credit to lily_blossoms for the template

I heard it's hilarious so I just might catch it later tonight. He is so adorable in this picture that I had to make something out of it. I can quite forget that he is not meant to be adorable in the film, for that matter. I've been slaving away in front of the computer trying to make it look the way I want to and though this is not the best look I'd like, I suppose it will do.

I am pretty sure I will want to take him home with me after I leave the cinema later.

[[ &@%^#! School starts in five --- five! --- days. Help. ]]
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<3 YM Beta [040514 l 2014]
[ mood | crazy ]
[ music | LaunchCast Radio ]

I love the new version of Yahoo Messenger!

LaunchCast Radio rocks my world. I don't even need Kazaa anymore with it on. The only pesky problem I have now is that my avatar does not work. I cannot even create one because the preview window itself is malfunctioning. Grrr... Of all the times for Yahoo to have a problem. I find them cute too, but as it happens, I can't have one right now.

The laptop crashed last week. Drat it all. Now it's been completely reformatted and we lost all the information we had before. Yes, I backed up my files (I was the only member of our family who did) but still, you can't back up everything. That pisses me off big time. We've had this computer for about a year now and there were still a lot of files that went with the reformatting. It's bare now. Literally. My dad delivered the ultimatum right after we reinstalled the unit:

No more Kazaa

Double drat. No more downloading songs, episodes, sheet music, videos. My mom hates that we don't have it either. Apparently, that's where all the viruses come from so we are not allowed to use the program OR download erm... unofficial... things from the Internet. Grrrr. I have to bribe Davey to burn my CD's for me now.

Speaking of Davey, she is in Boracay right now. Am greatly jealous. As if there could not be a last big bang before we *gulp* go back to school, my dad decided NOT to go to Boracay anymore. Waaah! Oh well. Maybe during sembreak? Please??

I've been dreaming about school already and it scares the creep out of me. It's merely weeks -- weeks -- away! I am not and probably never will be ready to dive straight into third year. So much depends on this schoolyear and it's terrifying. Being bored is always waay better than having too much to do in so little time.

Somebody stop the sands of time from falling...
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+++ [040420 l 1429]
[ mood | sad ]
[ music | None ]

Goodbye, Lolo Manoling.

We'll miss you. Even if you had been sick for quite a while, I'm sure nothing prepares your family for losing you. However, I know that you're happy now and free from all the suffering you've endured in your lifetime.

You were a steadfast symbol of perseverance, compassion and optimism to all those around you. I am sure Lolo Fidel and Lola Pacita are very happy to be with their eldest son once more.

Rest in peace. We love you.

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Rambling -- frustrated [040325 l 1726]
[ mood | apathetic ]
[ music | Stigmatized - The Calling ]

I've been trying to post a comment on my friends' livejournals and it won't work! I'm getting seriously annoyed now...

At first I thought it was the site problem, not allowing me in for some unknown stupid reason. Then I try again and this message comes up that my ISP is an open proxy and it automatically prohibits comments because of that -- something or other. Grrr... Now that is not my fault. Just my luck that right when I am in the mood to clutter comment on the blogs, that's when some silly error comes up and destroys everything. Oh well. Not my fault but that does not make it any less irritating, does it?


As I had promised, here's the site. I gave this out to Trish as well. I like it because it offers a lot of space and it hasn't conked so far. You have to sign on for an account, though. After that, you can just go to File Manager and upload all you want! Credit to Davey for introducing me to this site. I'm now waiting for your summer layout revamp. *wink*


I use Paint Shop Pro 8, and I'm liking it more and more everytime. It's actually quite simple once you get acquainted with the program's nuances. Knowing you, you'll get the hang of it in a while. So go get it and see if you like it. Then you can tell me how to actually make it work completely at my bidding, haha!

I am in dire need of good fanfic. Recommend to me while you're at it, why don't you?

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Response et al. [040318 l 1729]
[ mood | chipper ]
[ music | None...sadly ]

Hah! Changed my layout. And I will not do it again for a long time. I do not know what kind of insane bug bit me yesterday and compelled me to not merely tinker but completely alter my journal. As expected, it took me a long time to finish it and I think the headache that came as a result of it is still somehow lingering in my temples. I just got up from bed, trying to sleep this nasty thundering of my brains away. Not really working though...

I've continued my "quest" to read the LotR books again. I actually started after the RotK movie came out but got hopelessly sidetracked by dumb school requirements. (Glad that's over and done with!) So now that the beautiful summer days are up ahead, I can focus on finishing them while waiting for the DVD's to come out. I am just about to finish the Fellowship of the Ring and I will say it again, Tolkien is a genius. Nothing short of it. He's fantastic and talented beyond belief and his descriptions are unparalleled. I never quite appreciated it until now, reading it without duress. I suppose just letting the words wash over is the best way to absorb these stories.

This entry was supposed to be a response to Peep's comments in my journal (hence the subject of this entry). I just thought it well, proper, to start with other mundane things first. Anyway, whatever I have to say will only be directed at her and probably would not be understood or noticed by anyone else. I shall now put to use my newly - acquired knowledge of the < lj - cut > tag...pathetic, aren't I?

Peep, click here first! )

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Finally! [040316 l 2103]
I must really be off my hinges...

I can't believe that stupid tag that I wanted to be able to work in the previous entry was actually found in the Support section of the site. What is wrong with me?! I spent hours trying to look for it and it. was. right. under. my. nose.

Oh well... the good part is, all my questions are answered. Thanks for giving me the idea, Kayla, even if you were not necessarily there to clear it up. You still have one of the coolest Comments pages. I have to ask you about one more thing though, but that will have to wait until I am sure you've updated your journal since then.

Yay! )

Baby cousin Jamin is here for 3 days. He is the most well-behaved baby I have ever seen. I can count on my fingers the number of times I've ever heard him cry since I first met him. Adorable little thing. I don't half mind that I have to give up my room so he can have a decent amount of space to sleep in this week.
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Idle again [040316 l 1921]
[ mood | frustrated ]

I still can't quite believe it's summer already.

My body is not used to waking up at whatever time it wants to. I am still paranoid sometimes about forgetting to submit something and then realizing I have absolutely nothing to worry about. No more IW (honestly the curse of all Povedans), tests, homeworks, exams and what have you. I am officially looking forward to 2 generally stress - free months.

That has never sounded so good.

I have been bitten by the format-journal bug and I so badly want to do something with this thing. I do not want to change the background or colors anymore. It took me so long last summer to set it up and I simply do not have the heart to strip it down now. Anyways, I guess I can still stand the way it looks for the time being. However... I need to bug Kayla about the hidden text thing. I have a big feeling she is out of town. Everyone has left a comment on her journal and she still has not updated since school let out! Very un-Kayla... I love reading her entries so I hope she gets back soon.

I have spent hours trying to figure out how she does that link-back thing. It's pure genius...if you want to use the "hidden text". Argh! I have been here for hours trying to figure it out and I cannot. Simply stuck. Kayla!!!


This is so stupid. This is completely and utterly stupid. I cannot believe I can't figure out how to link to the freaking comments page! I have been to so many sites and they can all do it. Does anyone else out there know how? I realized it has a difference in having a #cutid1 after the normal Comments address. Hmm...

:: goes off to try and figure it out again ::
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And time flies. [031220 l 0101]
[ mood | content ]
[ music | Satellite - DMB ]

Wow. For some otherwordly reason, I landed here at 0100 in the morning on the first day of Christmas break.

It seems the only time I ever get to update this thing is during school holidays which really pisses me off. Given the chance, I would really have wanted to put up more entries but school takes up pretty much of my time and I can barely do anything else! Exams were horrible, as usual but towards the end, I was way beyond caring. All I could think about was how much I needed a break and how it was right there within arm's reach. Finally. The feeling is indescribable. I am still in a state of limbo right now over it. I cannot believe I do not have to think about tests, homework, IW, projects, teachers, getting up early for at least 2 full weeks. Pure bliss.

Have a Christmas break mission list though:

  • Read up on my fanfic! Shoot, I have been completely dry for months! Need to update myself badly.
  • Finish the Lord of the Rings. Yes, Kayla will blow her top when she finds out that I haven't finished it yet. I really do want to finish it, though so that goes into the list as well.
  • Have the best time in Ilocos during the Christmas. As always. But my dad's side of the family will be staying with us for the first time ever so this year's holidays will be a bit different. ;o)
  • Stare at my Star Trek: Communicator late 2003 issues and my KM autograph fresh from the US of A! Woohoo! These two have spelled major distraction for me during exams but now, I have all the time in the world to take them all in.
  • Buy my parents' gifts! I am so screwed but I actually have not done this yet.
  • Update my books wish list. Christmas or not, this is still #1 on what I would want to receive from anyone.
  • Read NMT. Internalize it. Learn it. Absorb it... I must be nuts.
  • Not think about school until I absolutely need to. (This should be frigging priority on the list!)
  • Burn CD's! I've been wanting to do this for the longest time but as usual, there were other more "important" things to do. But now -- now -- I have the time and I am taking advantage of it!
  • Resurrect myself on the J Team and Blue Place boards. I haven't been there in the longest time and am falling way behind on terms of Trek news. This is an inexcuasable breach of Starfleet protocol. I have hours of board - trailing to pack into 2 weeks.
  • Watch the DVD's my darling mother bought in preparation for the break. There is a tempting stack of them right beside me and I will attack them first thing tomorrow.
  • Have one banging New Year! I love New Year. Used to dislike it as a kid; scared stiff of the firecrackers. Now I'm making up for all that stupidity and lighting every one I can light! Not looking forward to my nose burning from all the smoke and fumes after, though.
  • Watch my ST:V tapes. Man, I've missed the series since Hallmark disgracefully cancelled it. Agony. But I have my tapes and Janeway and her crew will forever live on with me. I miss them so much!

Getting sleepy. Signing off now. See you all in the utterly blissful summertime!

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Finally! [030913 l 1548]
[ mood | giddy ]
[ music | none ]

It's O.V.E.R.

I am so happy stoopid exam week is a done deal. Four exams a day should be friggin' illegal. I don't care for that "it's to prepare you for college" spiel. It most probably will serve its purpose but please, I am not in the mood to squeeze my brain out for this now. At the rate we're going, we are not even going to have a brain leftover for college. This is just absolutely ridiculous and I am soooo happy it is over.

Now that I actually *gasp* have free time, I visited all the sites I should have weeks ago. I have missed a whole lot. The Janewayite realm has been filled with new posts and new people! Where'd everyone go? Just realized that Tea at Five is now available on CD. Yeeess! But sadly, it only ships to the high-and-mighty US of A. Why did I have to be here at the most inopportune times?!? But I love this board and I will be a loyal CPR-wielding member as long as it exists!

I know I may receive flak for actually going over to the Blue Place but I go here in the Auburn Queen's name nonetheless. That one thread just drives me nuts and I do not even want to mention its topic here. Haha!

Those people are absolutely bonkers but it is a guilty pleasure to be sitting here and enjoying it. But my pictures folder is filled now. Not a bad exchange. Things are going to get even better after this. After a month and about 10 pages worth of blissful nonsense, I am happy to be back in the fray!

Fanfic rocks! Right, slashreaper? I can't get enough of it now that I have the time. I launched into a story marathon beginning yesterday night and I haven't stopped. The "industry" has been dormant for a while but I am discovering so many pretty ones and my diskettes are getting filled. Yay! Too bad there's no one else who reads them but who cares? I don't necessarily need a companion to enjoy myself, righty?

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TGIF! [030627 l 2152]
[ mood | sick ]
[ music | twist and shout - beatles ]

Yes. Thank God it's a friggin' Friday. The days just drag on and on and on...I honestly do not know how I will survive another 8 - 9 months like this. All the shellshock from a sudden increase in work has finally caught up with me and now, I am sick.

I hate being sick. But it's true though, that it takes quite a bit more for me to stay at home as matchsticks wrote in our fabulous inter - section notebook.

[[Guys, on a side, I really think that notebook was a genius idea. We have to keep it going, whatever it takes because as Cam said, that is the only way we can truly keep our classkada - and IC - alive!]]

Anyway, as I was saying, being "indisposed" stinks. I probably got it from that usual rainy season bug that's been floating around the batch lately but who cares. I woke up today and my eyes were watery, my nose clogged up and there was a lump in my throat I felt was the size of a jawbreaker and I firmly believed I wouldn't be able to swallow anything today. But yes, off to school I trudged, the nimwit that I am, and I have not been listening for half the day. It takes a lot of effort to be attentive when you are perfectly fine, but to do it when you feel like you were run over by a truck and your eyelids weigh five pounds way. Stat was horrible because of that bond paper with the Edward Lear poem. The numbers were running into each other! Eeeww...I am absolutely pissed at the two subjects involving algebra. My mind needs a whole lot of oiling before I can even begin to think about how to go about evaluating, simplifying, and factoring them. Has anyone of them heard of a review?

Hey celikins, I believe we've set a "tradition" (as slashreaper calls it) by going downstairs every morning with Maix. It's just really boring in the classroom at 0630 in the morning so it's a lot more fun to go people - watching. I find it totally unfair that the White - Collars do not have school today. Yeah, I know we'll have our turn but that is not the point here. Let me gripe for now. Just when I feel like sleeping all day is the one where we DO have classes. What the heck happened to suspension because of heavy rains? It has been pouring for the past days, in case nobody cared to notice -- nobody in authority, that is...

::Goes off to scrub herself before bed::

No, no. Before you berate me for violating the Prime Directive of the SIS, I am not yet sleeping. I am just washing up now so that when I do feel like hitting the hay (and when will that be?), I can just jump in and lull off. So now that I am all scrubbed, I shall continue musing, griping and what have you.

Hey _semicharmed! You were so darn lucky to be pulled out today! You missed the stupid Stat exercise and Ms. Computer Teacher's life story. Man, she spent the whole hour just talking about her 3 - month stay in the USA, babysitting jobs, her grandfather, and her love life. Well, the good part was that we didn't have a lesson at all but then, it got a bit old towards the end. She was giving out all kinds of relationship advice, maybe because she was so "succesful" in hers. Oh well. What did you do at the retreat? Getting holy, are we?

I feel so stupid because I haven't finished Order of the Phoenix yet. ::hears "What?!?" erupting:: Yeah, yeah. Our schedule this week was not conducive to nonstop Harry Potter reading and I can't do anything about it. I am actually supposed to be reading it right now but I decided to update this instead. Will get back to it later. I can't believe that I am not done yet though. This really stinks. I should walk around with a sign that says "No Spoilers Please" stuck to my head. Slashreaper, any more "information" from you and I will be on your case for the next 3 years!

::Logs off to finish that book::

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Finally! [030614 l 2317]
[ mood | impressed ]
[ music | The Rose - Bette Midler ]

Yay! I fixed my background already. Thanks so much, _semicharmed, for the site. Really, you're a lifesaver when it comes to these things. I don't know how you do it! Hats off again to you. I agree that stinks. I can't believe they just "sold" the site off like that without even telling us anything about what they were doing. Those are our files in their site, just in case they didn't know.

But oh well, new host now and I'm happy. I had a bit of trouble signing in and I was tempted to pick up the phone the dial _semicharmed's number but, just as I was at the end of my tether, it worked and I got my account!

I was pondering on whether I should change my background. After all, I almost lost it when shut down (Thank god for the genius option called "Save"!). But I didn't have the heart too. It took me so bloody long to make that picture; to search, crop, shade, mesh, and special - effects it that I couldn't let it go that easy. It's my little obra maestra...

Ok, I sound really stupid now.

On a very different note, a lot has happened since I last updated. I went to Lucena during the last week of the summer break. My grandmother has a lot of books and magazines lying around and I just happened to pick one up. I read through it and came across "The Rose". It's a song by Bette Midler and I vaguely remember it from my innocent childhood eons ago. I never really payed attention to the lyrics but that day, I read it and was stunned at how beautiful the words were. It was so simple and yet the meaning so profound. It was a love song but not in the conventional meaning of the phrase. It spoke of love, in an idealistic and utterly wise way. The lyrics were eloquent in their simplicity and I've always loved that. One of the most wonderful words on love I've ever read, with the clarity of prose and the elegance of poetry.

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed

It's the heart, afraid of breaking,
That never learns to dance
It's the dream, afraid of waking,
That never takes a chance
It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul, afraid of dyin',
That never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely,
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love,
In the spring becomes the rose...

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And so it begins... [030612 l 1831]
[ mood | bouncy ]
[ music | The Joker - Steve Miller Band ]

Thanks to _semicharmed's endless cajoling about not updating this, I've finally returned to it after the longest time. I haven't had the time as I've been traveling back and forth from the province these past few weeks but I am back now, with a less than happy reason for doing so.

Today is our last free day before school officially starts. AAAAaaaaHHhh. The thought of all that studying, cramming, not - sleeping - enough is sickening. But as if we can do anything about it?!? I am here anyhow and as Mrs. Par said, I am a job is to study, blahdiblahdiblah. So there, may as well get over it and I count the days before I can be blissfully lethargic again.

The shuffling is stinky. I can't believe how spread out they made us. Celikins! We're just a few doors away, remember that. And we will always get to talk at around 0615 every morning. Everytime things get slow in D, I can't help but think how much fun it would be if we were all in one section again. There is always someone to bother and chat up if you get bored. I think I took it a bit for granted when all of you were just around the room. Now I wish I didn't. At least we have Bei's Lab notebook but still, I miss you guys so much!

Have to go. We're having a celebration for my mom's birthday yesterday. See you all on Monday. By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARMINA! I hope you'll have a wonderful time.

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Waiting [030514 l 2330]
[ mood | drained ]
[ music | none ]

I am sitting in front of the computer again. I swore I wouldn't touch this until I got back from Ilocos on Sunday but no, waiting for my mom's family to pick me up has broken me. I need I came here and diversion I found.

As _semicharmed once said, I am insomnia's plaything. How true. I have not been able to sleep earlier than 3 am and heck, I haven't woken up earlier than 11 all this time! This IS summer, however. Noone to prod me awake every blasted morning to go to school. Those early mornings are definitely not one of the things I miss right now.

Aaagghh, now that I've found something to do, my grandparents are here. I need to cut this short. Hafta go now. See you guys!

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Ramblings... [030512 l 2245]
[ mood | thirsty ]
[ music | independence day - martina mcbride ]

Whew. It has been a while since I last updated. I was just about geting settled into my own bedroom again, unpacking and all. It's only recently that I've been able to sleep and sit all I want. Hehe. And honestly, after changing my layout, I didn't have the moxie to look at my blurty again. Davey, hats off to you. I cannot believe you can do all that in just an afternoon. It got me sooo dizzy!

Anyway, now that I'm back, I'd like to say a huge hello to all my friends! Especially to my Blurtyfriends, Trish and Kayla! How's it been? Now that you've all "discovered" my journal, you're free to come back time and again. Be warned though, that I can get seriously demented in here as it's "all type, no think". Don't say I didn't warn you. Great to hear from you all though.

This is going to sound pathetic but I FINALLY cleaned out my first year stuff from my desk. I just could not look at them all summer, let alone touch them long enough to put them away. I threw everything mostly, except for some that I thought my brother could use. It was such a liberating experience, seeing all my blasted papers go into the trash can. I can't deny the effort I put into them but this time, it was so much easier to let them go. Even if all those hours are down the drain, man, so are all the worries and anxiety with them!

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