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For you who has taken flight [Sep. 6th, 2009|08:41 pm]
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I remember the very first time I had an actual conversation with Alexis. It was at an Italian fast food joint across UA&P and I couldn’t believe it was happening.

It was the summer of 2006. I had recently graduated from university and had no idea what to do next. My life was at a standstill but I didn’t care. All I cared about was the fact that I was having lunch with a person who, prior to that meeting, I had only greatly admired from a distance.

I remember being quite taken with him. He was charming, witty, passionate, and immensely intelligent. But what stood out the most was his ability to make me feel at ease, joking around as if we had been lifelong friends when in fact we had only met a mere five minutes ago.

Alexis was the kind of person who was unhesitant to extend himself and sincerely connect with strangers. Those who had the pleasure of knowing him all recognize how welcoming he was. He had a refreshing quality of being genuinely interested in the opinions of others, no matter if the opinion had more “umms” and “uhhhs” than real insight.

That was how we met. And I’m incredibly glad that he listened beyond those ridiculous amounts of “umms” and “uhhs” and gave me the very exquisite pleasure of calling me his friend.  

The very recent tragedy that had taken you and Nika away has a lot of us wounded and almost too tired to begin again. We may never be rid of the grief but trust that someday we will be dreaming outrageously again - just like you did, just like both of you did.

Thank you, Alexis and Nika.

Photo by Chris Yambing

 Photo by Chris Yambing


Rockin' the Suburbs [Aug. 27th, 2008|06:32 pm]
[current location |le office]
[Current Music |GFC by Albert Hammond Jr.]

So I high-ho’d off to blogspot. It’s not that I don’t love LJ anymore. It’s just more peaceful on the other side. Having an LJ is like renting a not quite old and not quite new one-bedroom apartment in the city. The heater clonks out from time to time and you can hear the conversations (and more) of your upstairs neighbor. Blogspot, on the other hand, feels like owning your own property out in the spacious suburbs. It’s relatively quiet, you’ve got your privacy, and you can deal with your neighbors from a comfortable distance.

It’s nice.

So if you’re sick of being bombarded by all the pollution in the city, trek on over to the suburbs to visit me once in a while. I promise to serve you some homemade chocolate chip cookies and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Link3 |MSG

Why am I doing this? Oh yeah, cos I don't have a life. [May. 15th, 2008|11:42 am]
Adi, you just popped my meme cherry.

1. What are you worried about?
- Tomorrow's client presentation.

2. Are you confused as to what lies ahead of you?
- Not really. Flat lands lay ahead though. But it's alright, the scenery looks good anyway.

3. Is there anything that made you unhappy recently?
- Realizing what I've already realized a thousand times over, forgetting it, then realizing it once again.

4. What did you last cry over?
- Spilled milk.

5. Have you ever dated someone?
- Dating is a chore but once in a while, you just really gotta get off your ass to mow that lawn, clean that toilet, and launder those soiled underpants.

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
- Cheesy questions deserve selfish answers. Being loved by someone.

7. If the person you like doesn't accept you, would you continue to wait for them to change their feelings?
- Nope. But if you want to sharpen or rather, dullen your skills in blockheadedness, then by all means wait. Though getting the picture and keeping it is the way to go.

8. If the person you like is secretly attached, what would you do?
- Secretly attached? As in, he isn't telling anyone that he's attached to this girl? Why go for him then? I like my man to scream at the top of his lungs, from the highest mountain in this world that I'm his girl. Hello.

9. What do you want most in life?
- I don't know yet.

10. What's the most important thing you look for in a significant other?
- Someone I can talk to about everything, nothing and those in between.

11. Have you ever had your heart broken?
- Yep.

12. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?
- Single and rich.

13. Do you like someone right now?
- Maybe. Maybe not.

14. Do they like you too?
- Maybe. Maybe not.

15. If you fall in love with 2 persons simultaneously, who would you pick?
- The one I'd see myself growing old with.

16. What type of friends do you like?
- The ones I have now.

17. If you played a prank on someone, and she/he fell for the trick, what would you do?
- Laugh at their expense and bask in my glory.

18. If you were betrayed by someone, what would you say to that person?
- "Fuck you, you motherfucking fucking fuck!"

19. If the person tagging you likes/loves you, what will you do/say?
- I love you too, Adi. But only as a friend.

20. What do you think of the person who tagged you?
- She's Awesome Adi. Enough said.
Link3 |MSG

James McYummy [Jan. 31st, 2008|07:36 pm]

Best interview ever.

I just spent three whole hours on youtube, making googly eyes at James McAvoy. He's so charming, it's unbelievable. I haven't had a crush on a movie star this strong since Romnick Sarmenta.
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It's not a New Year's resolution if it isn't personal. [Jan. 3rd, 2008|06:02 am]
Life is fucking waiting for you to happen.

So what do you?

No, you don't fucking cross your legs and let them rest on the ornamental throw pillow closest to you.

You let it bitchslap you.
Pound you.
Hurl you to the ground, and
pin you down 'til you beg for submission.

But begging doesn't suit you. You believe that defeat is for the weak.
And if there's anything you are,
it ain't weak.

Life. It's been waiting for you to happen.

So do yourself a favor and let yourself finally happen.
Link12 |MSG

I was already in love with you even before I knew you, 2008. [Jan. 2nd, 2008|05:18 am]
[Current Music |Take Ten by Paul Desmond]

There's really nothing that can beat A New Year to indicate change.

2007 was a year of introspection for me. Too much introspection, actually. To the point when I was willing to drug myself up every night of every day just to stop the seed of self-analysis from blossoming into a full fledged weed of destruction of my own creation.

Well 2007, you can disappear into a cloud of smoke now.

2008 carries a load of promises, anticipation. To the point wherein I am so ready for my back to break cos of the hefty load of expectancy.

Oh hellz yeah am I ready for the weight of all that.

I've got enough money to pay a chiropractor to straighten your back, 2008.

Happy new year, bitches. Here's to hoping that '08 will indeed be great.
Link3 |MSG

Introspection is the new black. [Nov. 29th, 2007|12:42 am]
[Current Music |Great Waves by Dirty Three]

I suddenly have this overpowering need to cry.
Problem is, the tears don't fall so easily for me.

I guess there's only one palpable explanation for this: emotional tears don't come cheap. And as a result, the accumulated interest is creating a huge dent in the wallet called Self Loathing.

This is what you get for borrowing time a.k.a. Delayed Reactions Which Cost a Fortune.
Link7 |MSG

All it Takes is One Line (1 of 7) [Nov. 24th, 2007|04:30 am]
[Current Music |Reckoner by Radiohead]

It's not merely about asking how I am - it's more about coming over and seeing for yourself.
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Hi pangga. [Aug. 15th, 2007|12:15 pm]
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C'mon. Y'know y'wanna go.

(no subject) [May. 16th, 2007|02:07 am]
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[Current Music |She's Not There by The Zombies]

What we need is a good jump-kick, jump-kick to the head to get our ambitions in gear.Collapse )
Link17 |MSG

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