Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 41: A picture of what you did today

Watched this movie with Matty today at Trinoma (Oct. 27, 2011). Nakaka-stress pero ang sarap tumili at tumawa after screaming out so loud. Hahaha! ;D

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 40: A picture of you on a ride

Boat ride to Anawangin Cove in Zambales.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 39: A picture of you and your friend who's celebrating her birthday today

It's her birthday today, October 25, 2011. So Happy Birthday to the most gorgeous, smartest and a wonderful person & kick-ass friend ever! Haha. God bless you heaps and good luck to your Bar Exam next month. :) I love love love love you so much, Lulai! Mwahh.. 

Day 38: A picture of yourself wearing a cap

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 31: A picture of you on a plane

Flight to Cebu with my bestfriend, Roffel. :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 30: A picture of your dream car

Porsche Boxster RS60 Spyder (Limited Edition)

On why I deleted my Facebook Account

"Science and technology would be used as though, like the Sabbath, they had been made for man, not (as at present and still more so in the Brave New World) as though man were to be adapted and enslaved to them." - Brave New World, Foreword by Aldous Huxley

In 2003, I received a friend request through an email from a not-so-close-friend who introduced me to "Friendster", which I happen to enjoy later on when I learned about how brilliantly testimonials work. It magically boost everyone's ego by flattering them and say nice things about them. Everybody was like hooked to it including me.

Come 2007, my sister convinced me to put up a Multiply site because "it was way faster than Friendster and you can put up MORE photos and albums." So I did. But eventually failed to keep it.

The following year, everyone on TV and some  friends were talking about this "Facebook" network site which I intentionally  ignored during that time. It was my then boyfriend, in 2009, who put up an account for me (as I was busy studying and going home to Caloocan then and I didn't have the time nor the resources to bother with such things). All I had to do was to maintain it.

I'm a very expressive person that's a fact. Somehow Facebook and other what-have-you network sites are tools I used to express those feelings. If I'm mad you'll see it and read it through my statuses. I used to write in my diary and journals, then Multiply when it became the next new thing. I'd write poems and heartaches and what studying in a freezing coffee shop til 4am every single day does to your marbles. All the words would just write themselves honestly and freely and unreservedly. Especially when I'd get my heart broken. Until such time when I realized that somehow, I was broadcasting my anger and heartaches to the world. I suddenly feel ashamed and awkward about it. However, I can't change that one thing about me, being transparent and vocal about my feelings.

A bestfriend once told me that there are some personal things that I should learn to keep from myself and without the world knowing it because for one, no one will give a damn care except for those people who only matter. So why bother, right?

Last week, I decided to delete Facebook for good. Technically, you can't delete it. Not PERMANENTLY. In fact, that's what I am so furious about. That Facebook won't let you delete your account permanently and the only option you got is to DEACTIVATE it. Meaning you can go back from using it again if you decide otherwise.

I'd be very hypocrite if I tell you I don't enjoy Facebook nor had so much fun receiving heaps of attention from the many likes and comments I get each time I posted photos or statuses. However, as much as it has a lot of good things to consider why I should keep it, it also has the same amount of reasons why I shouldn't.

Sa totoo lang, going through my Facebook and Twitter news feeds makes me feel like I don't know any of these people. Is this all our lives are anymore, are we just made up of our likes and shares and comments and the occasional song lyric one-liner that's supposed to make people feel it's somehow what we're feeling that way? I mean, I love reading random posts from friends and family and people who are interesting already in real life. Belle's Twitter posts on cheeseburgers and Jollibee deliveries has got me hungry many nights and made me reach for the McDonald's hotline at 3am a few times. Haha. But the thousand other people on my Facebook I'm sure wouldn't say 'Hi' to me in the street unless I say Hi first. (But even then they'd probably be surprised - they might be like, why are we interacting, we're not logged in. Hahaha!!)

I want to share this text message I received from a HS dear friend, Louie, last Sunday, "You'll be selfish if you delete your FB (Facebook) for good. Don't do that just because this one person broke up with you. How about the rest of your friends on FB? Don't they matter? Fine, you're hurt..but things happen for a reason." 

Twas' probably the best text message I received that week. And the very reason why deleting Facebook was so difficult for me--REAL GOOD FRIENDS. Had not this break up arise, I bet this blog wouldn't be posted anytime soon. Hahaha. Nor my Facebook had not been deleted by now. I will sure hella regret this decision later on. But as of now.. as long as I'm good without it, I'd stay out of it as much as possible so I won't be tempted! *Good luck, Denise, on that one! ;)*

And to my dear friend who sent the text message: Sure.. things do happen for a reason. About me being selfish, you can even say that, too. But not to those people who really matter. For one thing that's sure, they will totally understand me. But thank you anyway for being so honest and a good friend. :)

If in the future I decided to continue using Facebook, I hope that by the time then, I probably had moved on. Hopefully. Fingers crossed.

I should really get back to writing soon. So much for Facebook and other what-have-you social network sites. :)

Day 29: A picture of you wearing your favorite color

Think Pink! Ü

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 28: A picture of your favorite TV drama series

First of all, I just wanted to say how much I love this show so much. I think I watched the first season in just a few days I couldn't stop. The story line, the characters and all the twist are well thought. Salute to the writer! You had my utmost respect and admiration. Kudos!

Oh, and by the way.. if you're reading this.. do yourself a favor, watch it! :)

Day 27: A picture of your favorite Hollywood Actress

The Mona Lisa Smile. :) Julia Roberts. I'm such a huge, I mean HUGE, fan of her. She was named the highest-paid US Hollywood actress for the second year running back in 2002, despite her only film role bombing at the box-office. The Oscar winner was worth $36 million a movie, back then. Wheeew!

Day 26: A picture of you running

Was able to finish a 3k run for 40 minutes with my two running buddies, Roffel(the one who took the picture) and Jaja(the one in shorts). Nevermind the 10k/5k photo above. Hahaha! ;D

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 25: A picture of your favorite holiday

Tis' the season of love and sharing and gift-giving. Who doesn't love Christmas, right? :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 24: A picture of someone you love asleep

I couldn't help myself taking pictures of these two wonders especially when they're peacefully and calmly asleep. I just love seeing them quiet and still. These two are my bundle of joy!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Random Thoughts at 2 in the Morning

I like blogging and all...

But I just realized how much I miss talking to people. Like really talking to them. I miss real, physical interaction. (Not that I don't appreciate being "written" to and writing back...)

I just miss my friends and the conversations we had back then. Miss the way we were before the internet.

Yeah. That's it.

I miss ranting and raving in person. I miss seeing looks of surprise and disapproval and changes in tone and being scolded and ridiculed and patted on the back.

I miss being able to laugh and cry in front of them.

I miss finding a friend in a stranger I just met on the bus. And coffee dates. Not starbucks coffee pretentious dates. Like... Nescafe 3-in-1 whilst walking around somewhere, finding a bench and just... talking. Aimlessly. Endlessly. Without looking at the time.

It's funny now, how there are so many means to communicate with people nowadays... thru text, facebook, twitter, email, and other what-have-you...

But people don't really "communicate" anymore.

God, I need to go somewhere alone, a bar perhaps and find me a stranger to talk to.

Day 21: A picture of your favorite sunset

Day 20: A picture of the person you'd love to trade places with for a day

Heidi Klum.

Need. I. Say. More?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 19: A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel

It was hard so... f*ck it. I choose this two.

I want to experience the sunset of Santorini alone or maybe with a special someone if I get lucky enough! Hahaha. And, Tuscany with family and friends.

I would also like to see Stonehenge someday. =) 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 18: A picture of you doing and exploring something new

Nobody has any idea that I know something about liquors, ladies drink and bartending per se, except for Ian & my eldest sister, Ate Ana & her husband, Kuya Mac. It was in fact my brother-in-law's idea to try Bartending last year of Summer since we don't have anything to do & since they love drinking. So yes, if by any chance you'd like to know anything about mixing and alcohol, try me. :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 14: A picture of your favorite zoo animal

I'm indeed a certified animal lover in every sense. I love dogs above all. But whenever I get to visit a Zoo, the first thing I always do is locate the section where you can find a sight of this very playful, cutest and coolest creature ever, a Monkey. It's my favorite zoo animal next to Lions and Tigers. Rawr!

Day 13: A picture of your favorite spot inside the house

My new pimped roomie. :)