the return of the girl in the dirty shirt

{November 11, 2008}   from a someone

I just had to post this. I was browsing old blogsites of people I knew and came across this one…


Nice one ex! hehehe! 🙂


{November 10, 2008}   Book 1 of 4

I took a long break from reading books. I think the last book I read was “Love the one you’re with” – Emily Giffin. BIG thanks to my super duper baet sponsor! J To give a brief background on how I got the book (and not the story), I got it as a gift. Sowsyal kasi Hardbound eto! J Anyhoo, Emily Giffin is one of my favorite girly girly authors – next to Sophie Kinsella of course. And the way I see it, Emily is not that popular here in the PH. It was really hard to look for her novels (pero nung nasa NJ aku, ang dame! NY bestseller ang mga novels nya e J). Out of her 4 books, I was only able to purchase 2. I couldn’t find the other 2 anywhere. (Kahet magpa-order e walang assurance!) I mentioned this to one of my closest friends and guess what, he got me the 2! I dunno where the hell he was able to find them and he wouldn’t tell me even if I begged! Plus, he gave each book with a perfect timing! J



Anyhoo, months passed and I’m back to reading. I have been curious with the twilight series ever since my brother asked me if I knew what it was about. His classmates are utterly addicted to it and I have no clue what he was talking about. After hearing it again from an officemate, I decided that I’m going to go get myself one and understand what the buzz is all about. I got the first installment – Twilight, 2 weeks back. I haven’t had the time to read it so my brother opted to read it first. It was the first time I saw him so engrossed in a book (Even if a subject in school required him to read one, he will never do it in this pace). And after finishing it, he was urging me to go start reading it right away.



So here’s the deal, I finished the book in 2 seating. I can’t put it down once I start a chapter. The story is highly addictive. I won’t go into the details of the story. Let’s just say that I wish I have my own Edward. Haha! J And just this afternoon, I bought the next 3 books! J I can’t wait to go home and start reading New Moon. J

I’ll be posting some of my favorite lines later.


* wish you could read it so you can see the similarities with Edward and Bella… J

{August 12, 2008}   i want it to stop..

Out here on the ledge,
I’m not far away from stepping off.
I’ve finally picked out my cloud,
It’s the one over there, surrounded by all that air.
You reached out your hand,
And said, “I understand, so why not come down?”

Well except for a few small bruises, cuts and scars,
Well I’m fine.
Oh except for a few small bruises, cuts and scars,
Well I’m fine.
Thank you for asking,
I’m so glad we had this moment here.
I know they think I’m crazy,
But everything I am,
Is everything I was taught to be.

You reached out your hand,
And said, “I understand, so why not come down?”
Oh except for a few small bruises, cuts and scars,
Well I’m fine.
Oh except for a few small bruises, cuts and scars,
Well I’m fine.

Oh and as you read my words out loud,
Make me sound genius,
Make me sound special,
And maybe I’ll come down.

Well except for a few small bruises, cuts and scars,
Well I’m fine.
Well except for a few small bruises, cuts and scars,
Well I’m fine.

Oh and as you read my words out loud,
Make me sound genius,
Make me sound special,
And maybe I’ll come down.

{August 10, 2008}   i can’t help it

No matter what I do…

No matter what I say…

No matter how hard I try…


I still feel empty…

{May 27, 2008}   great expectations

Just when you thought everything will be back to normal, or better yet, things will get better… Think again… Think again a million times… Distance is one thing, being away for a ‘quite a while’ is another… You can’t assume that when it was freakin’ sunny the day you left, the sun’s warmth will still be creeping inside your skin when you return… It can be absurdly raining cats and dogs… Lucid clouds can simply be covering the skies… Anything but sunny… So what do I do next? Do I wait another year for summer to finally take me over? Or do I modestly accept the fact that it’s time to put on my raincoat and start bringing my umbrella?

{May 14, 2008}   05142008

haberday to me! 🙂

{April 10, 2008}   yanked from my brain

This time around: How do you spell T-I-R-E-D. haaay.. I just got home from the office about a couple of minutes ago. My workload and stress is killing me. BUT, I won’t give in. That never was my motto in life and never will be. I’m a peon and all I say or rather do is work, work. Gawd, I miss playing FT! Should have installed it before I left so I can play on my spare time. Spare time daw o! J


I’m definitely going to miss this place. L This has been my home for like almost a year now. And just yesterday, the ‘goodbyes’ have started to dwell on me slowly. Don’t get me wrong. Of course I’m so excited to go home. Then again, there’s never been an ‘easy’ send-off for me. Got an invite for my “send-off lunch” yesterday. I don’t even know some of the ‘invitees’. LOLz. Oh well. And there were 2 others asking me to have lunch before I go. Shucks, never knew I made friends here in the office. J People have been so nice to me. J


Hindi ku sasabihing namiss kita! Kasi aasarin mu lang aku! ;p see, I told you I know you so well. Hehe! Tagal mu naman kasing indi nagparamdam! Wala tuloy makulet saka maartie, like me! Haha! J


For those who tolerated my rants and my whines, maraming salamat! J I know how “kulet” I get when I really want to beat up someone este something. I become unreasonable, I curse, I go on and on, and I curse again! Haha! J A big hugz to all those who were able to endure my kamalditahan. J


Bohol -> Boracay -> Galera -> EK -> Vantage Point -> Shutter -> Forbidden Kingdom -> Tagaytay -> MOA -> GB Chapel -> kanya kanyang bahay.. haaay.. ang haba ng listahan at marami pa kung nakalimutang ilagay..


Halfway through with my last Kinsella. Next question is: Do I go ahead and purchase the latest? Or do I wait for someone to get it for me for my birthday? J which by the way is just a month away. J


It’s over! Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are engaged! waaaaaah! Pete, panu na ku? L


Kaba modern and jabbawockeez rule!!! J


Dozing off……..

{March 28, 2008}   To the two people…

Who spared me from any prejudice…

Who asked…

Who listened…

Who understood..

Who shared their wisdom…

Who gave me courage…

Who saw me through…

Who continue to inspire me…

I’ll be forever grateful…

Tough, you think you’ve got the stuff
You’re telling me and anyone
You’re hard enough

You don’t have to put up a fight
You don’t have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don’t have to go it alone

And it’s you when I look in the mirror
And it’s you when I don’t pick up the phone
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

We fight all the time
You and I… that’s alright
We’re the same soul
I don’t need… I don’t need to hear you say
That if we weren’t so alike
You’d like me a whole lot more

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don’t have to go it alone

And it’s you when I look in the mirror
And it’s you when I don’t pick up the phone
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

I know that we don’t talk
I’m sick of it all
Can you hear me when I Sing,
you’re the reason I sing
You’re the reason why the opera is in me

Where are we now?
I’ve got to let you know
A house still doesn’t make a home
Don’t leave me here alone

And it’s you when I look in the mirror
And it’s you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own
Sometimes you can’t make it
The best you can do is to fake it
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

{March 18, 2008}   panu kung di ka na masaya?

{March 17, 2008}   how do you spell B-O-R-E-D?

wala akung magawa! hehehe! 🙂

just got home from church and brunch. Brunch by the way was really nice. We tried a rated 9 (out of 10) french resto in 8th ave. – Gascogne. Yum! I had Baked Mussels for appetizer and Lamb Chops for the main course. A little pricey for a fix prix brunch but it was all worth it! 🙂 Allan and I have been resto-hopping for a couple of weeks now. And so far, all the places we’ve been to are really nice (and ahem, expensive). We’ll be launching a blogsite containing all our food adventures soon. so watch out for that! 🙂

we’re supposed to watch funny games in 23rd but we had to pass because the next screening time was 4:15 and it was only 2:30 then. So much for the freaky movie. 🙂 Just a teaser, Funny Games is a movie that is no where near “funny”. It’s actually a morbid, freaky and disturbing film with mainly 4 characters. A family composed of the dad, mom and son plus a psychotic sadist neighbor (i think he’s a neigbhor, oh well!). nice noh? hehehe! 🙂


 told ya i’m bored. 🙂 so here are some of my can’t-live-without articles.

(1) my tx – eto lang ata ang bumubuhay sakyen dito! hehe! 🙂 check emails, chat, watch videos, blog, and the list goes on…

(2) N70 for my globe sim – so peeps can text me na ‘piso’ pa din ang bayad.. hehehe.. 🙂

(3) my touch – necessity pag papasok sa office.. effective for blocking out all the heated discussions surrounding my cube..

(4) sbux planner – noting down all events in my oh so boring life..

(5) pink and purple pens – pangsulat sa sbux planner.. hehe.. 🙂

 hmm.. lemme see.. what else?! wala na.. un lang.. 🙂 later, laundry tas gym… hay, super exciting talaga ng buhay ku! tsktsk! 🙂

{March 15, 2008}   one time, big time

usually, tamad aku magsagot ng mga ganito pero naaliw aku sa topic so nagsagut aku.. walang basagan ng trip! *winks*

1. When I’m drunk, I tend to…
~ be even more madaldal than my normally madaldal self and tumawa ng tumawa 
2. Shots or beers?
~ shots *winks*
3. Do you have drinking buddies?
~ NJ side: Allan and Sarah? LOLz – PH side: marame! 
4. Do you get angry?
~ nope
5. Do you puke?
~ once pa lang nung college.. hehehe..
6. After 7 drinks who are you?
~ depends on what drink  prolly a tipsy kAykAy 
7. Your favorite drink is?
~ are hindi is kasi drinkS.. hehehe… tequila shots, chocolatini, bailey’s, BJ and absolut cosmo
8. Tequila does what to you?
~ hyper *winks*
9. Who do you drink with?
~ friends
10. Vodka makes?
~ up a cosmo, sex on the beach, bloody mary, screw driver, etc. ? hehehe…
11. Do you smoke when you drink?
~ nuh-uh…
12. Do you pass out?
~ nope…
13. Do you drink girly drinks?
~ yeah.. haha.. cosmo
14. Do you drink alone?
~ pag depressed sa apartment.. haha! Loser..
15. Worst drink you have ever had?
~ tanduay ata un.. wala ng ulitan.. hahaha!
16. Do you play drinking games?
~ with friends..
17. Favorite Beer?
~ stella artois.. naks.. and strong ice..
18. Do you sing when you’re drunk?
~ hinde? Hehehe..
19. What will you NOT drink?
~ tanduay, never again..
20. Are you a lightweight when it comes to drinking?
~ depends on my mood and who I’m with.. 
22. Do you ever drink Bacardi Silver?
~ once..
23. Do you like frozen drinks?
~ yeah.. margarita or daiquiri..
24. Do you drink liquor straight?
~ depende sa trip.. hehe..
25. Do you ever drink out of the bottle?
~ yes
26. Are you drunk right now?
~ hinde.. hehe..
27. Do you consume more than 2 alcoholic beverages on daily basis?
~ nope
28. Do you drink a lot of wine?
~ tama lang..
29. When is the last time you drank?
~ last Saturday ata
30. Ever been streaking while drinking?
~ nope
31. Hot tub/pool naked because of alcohol?
~ nope
32. Failed any college courses due to
alcohol alone?
~ nope
33. Ever woken up & said “Dude where’s my car?”
~ nope
34. Ever carried someone up & down the same flight of stairs due to their drunkenness?
~ hahaha, yeah..
35. Have you ever gotten a free drink at the bar?
~ yup.. 
36. Puked in a friend’s car?
~ no.. haha!

{February 18, 2008}   a girl, definitely

As I was strolling the streets of union square earlier, I suddenly realized that I AM A GIRL. Hah! After years of stressing and joking around that I’m way too much of a ‘cowboy’ to be a girl, I finally concluded that I, girlinthedirtyshirt, would not have had that alias if I was not.

So I was under the weather lately. I’ve been stressing about a lot of stuff – both work and non-work related. I even noticed that I’m having breakouts! God, I haven’t had these since thesis days. I wonder what I should do to wash these away. Any pointers? Anyhoo, my stress level is HIGH but this is the first time I’m talking about it. I just felt the urge to liberate myself at least by posting some of my sentiments. J Err, scratch that. This entry is not really about me lashing out. This is about me asserting a trivial reason why I am a girl, definitely. J The reason being? Shopping as a cure for my mental, emotional and physical lapses. J Somehow, I always find myself using this as a reason, or should I daresay an excuse, to get myself a treat. I hope I’m not being influenced by Becky Bloomwood and Sophie Kinsella. Google them up for the details. J Or it may have been too late to analyze that.

I have been constantly reminding myself to start saving up. I just got back from a month-long vacation (which by the way was synonymous to highly expensive) and right away I was “touched”. I recall being apprehensive with this item. I always believed that I didn’t need one because my handy-dandy fone can do all those for me. That was until the freaking headphone socket gave up on me. So yeah, I was touched (another which: had a story on its own. I had to return the package after a week to get a better one.) After that, I promised myself that that will be the last splurge.

There I was, getting out of the union square subway station. All of a sudden deciding to stop by at barnes and noble to ‘ browse’ books. In just a few minutes, I have two Kinsella’s tucked under my arms while searching for a neat bookmark. Justification? These will serve as my reward for surviving the week that was. Tsktsk! Blame it all to Kinsella! J BTW, she’s releasing a new one on the 26th. Pre-order has begun but I’m still battling it out since the new book will be very costly. J Heading home, I felt better. Sitting on the path train, listening to my music and reading a good book.  Good thing I was able to stop myself from getting a chai latte and sitting in one corner of the SB. J

Sweets excrete happy hormones. A bar of chocolate, a slice of cake or a cone of ice cream can lighten up one’s melancholic day. For others, unfortunately I had to be one of the others, it’s shopping that excretes the said hormones (seriously, there is a so-called happy hormone, just didn’t make a mental note on the scientific term). There, that makes me a girl. J Haven’t met any guy that perceives the same ideas. If so, they prolly have issues – gender issues. J

{January 22, 2008}   where we went while i was in PI

@ duty free

@ chaikofi – moa

@ ariba masmas party – milkyway

@ xocolat – serendra

@ dampa – macapagal

@ claw daddy – shangrila

@ royal tagaytay

on the way home from royal tagaytay

@ tgif – atc

@ nsg – gb3

@ gerry’s – glorietta 2

** missing pix from: teriyaki boy – makati ave., sakura – glorietta 4, italianni’s – glorietta 4, dulcinea – glorietta 4, food choices – glorietta 4,  <ung iba di ku na maalala>

{November 27, 2007}   one more chance…

…is the latest star cinema blockbuster. lahat na yata ng tao sa pinas e nanuod neto. same weekend pa yata nagsipanuod ung mga officemates ku! haha! pambihira.. anu bang meron si popoy at basha? (talagang kilala ku sila e noh?!) e it’s all over the internet ba naman e. people abroad are dying to see the flick, begging locals to upload it. tas ung mga status ng mga tao sa YM e tipong “you had me at my best, she had me at my worst..” ganun ba! tsktsk.. at mukhang panunuorin ku ito paguwe. may isang tao kasi dyan na hinihintay na kung umuwe para daw manuod kame. aabot daw kasi sure na extended! haha! fine! pasalamat ka lab kita! mabibitbit mu ku sa one more chance mu! kahet alam mung ayaw ku kay john lloyd at bea! sya sige paguwe! mag wa-one more chance tayo! eto sneak peek: 


**thanks to kris for the pic! haha! adik ka! pero super naaliw aku! natawa at natuwa! 🙂 God bless on your upcoming weyding! 😉

et cetera