Wednesday, May 27, 2009

love it!

Met my brother Darwin at the Terrace and ate dinner. He then introduced me to Gelatissimo. He said I should try it. I got Choco Hazelnut and Tiramisu. A lot of people were getting their flavors. I suggest you try one too.

Christie, Jessa and Melanie got to try the Edge Coaster at the Regency. They got to have certificates too.

I got the call from the Embassy. I am to report on June 5. One more step.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

visited the queen

The Queen City of the South that is. I think everyone will agree that I consider Cebu to be one of the places in the Philippines where you can really sense religion through its people and places.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

the next page

I wish I was able to tell you about what I really feel. Never had the chance after that last day in school. Its been what --- years and I can still say to myself that I never got that chance to move on and work my way out of this situation. This might just sound so absurd and meaningless for you. This was never what you thought it would be. I am stupid not to have done anything about it. I can't always make you an excuse, as I have always done. It has been very convenient on my part and yet it hasn't been helping me grow. I have to give up the role I have labeled you. This is not good for the both of us.

Just today, I bumped into something I shouldn't have gotten into. But then I did because I wanted to know how it was for you to be loved. I discovered all the bitter pills I need to take.

I need to get to the next page of my life. I need to write and continue exploring what life awaits for me. I have been always breathing in and not breathing out.

In the next few pages, I will let go of you.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Teriyaki Boy opened in SM City Cagayan de Oro and if you have been to their other stores you would realize it has a different feel. A little reseach reveals that Teriyaki Boy hired Kuni Philippines to redesign and update the store ambiance. It feels more like a resto than a fastfood shop. The space is a little bit claustrophobic but you still have some good breathing space.

I might be wrong as I am just speculating, but it seems like they took inspiration fromUma Thurman's attire (reference to Bruce Lee) in Kill Bill and made it in a living space. Haha!

I need to have more of their Kani salad.

Friday, May 15, 2009

one step at a time

Having to personally meet people I have been dealing in the last few months during the application process, I was more anxious than excited to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation sponsored by the Philippine-American Educational Foundation to all 2009-2010 grantees of the Fulbright Scholarships.

I got to meet the PAEF people for the first time and I think the feeling of anticipation was mutual. Glad to meet Dr. EC and she was very warm in welcoming me to the PAEF office. Ms. Yolly kiddingly said she finally met "the scholar that was very hard to make contact with" - well that was me. Every time they wanted to contact me - I was either mobile or into something else.

Met 34 other grantees from all over the country. There were only three of us for the FLTA program. Janeth will be in Stanford University, Language Center and Alawi in Skyline College. Both of them get to stay in California, way far from where I will be.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

walled city coffee

I got to visit Intramuros for the second time, this time just for some break before the start of my orientation the next day.

I hope everything goes well tomorrow. I'm just plain anxious.

Drus, you have just been of great help. Even this drink will hopefully put me to sleep.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

finding one's way

The map looked way too easy. If I had to find my way on my own (of which I should have done considering I'm going to do that most of the time in the near future), I couldn't have finished it before the sun could set.

Thanks Drus! Everything went well.

Friday, May 1, 2009

scared the hell out of me


What was that all about Blogger? Did I just almost lose this blog? Its May 1 not April 1!

Nope. It wasn't a bad dream (since I still have problems getting sleep). It did happen. Blogger wasn't able to display my blog. Good thing I was able to get some help from Google.

I was actually tinkering with my widgets and I got that message (so I thought that caused it) until a fellow blogger experienced the same thing and said other blogs also experienced that same thing that happened to me.