Thursday, October 30, 2008

this one goes out to the one i love

Eight years ago this month, we decided to take a leap of faith and plunge into this world we call our own. I can still remember that look in your eyes when I let you know that I am pledging myself to you. That look, when the times get rough, gets me through most days. And I’ve grown to love you more.

Over the years that we’ve known each other, I’ve discovered the real you: that warm, charming, funny man behind the reserved façade. And I’ve grown to love you more.

I cannot count the many times that I’ve given up on us. But always, you stood your ground and remained firm with your conviction that our love is eternal. And I’ve grown to love you more.

Sometimes when there’s a screw loose inside my head (or I’m PMSing), I become nasty and mean, I hurt and humiliate you (sometimes in front of our friends), maybe even to the point of breaking your heart. But always, you never backed down, continuing to fight for what we have. And I’ve grown to love you more.

So today, before our month ends, you need to know this: I am forever grateful that our paths met, and I am glad to be sharing my life with you.

Happy anniversary to us! :D

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

that city by the sea

So the Boyfriend and I decided to take a little trip up north.

Dubbed as the beach capital of the Philippines, you'll know that they really meant business when they said "powdery-white sand." Add the conveniences of a city-life and a dizzying array of watersports to choose from, no wonder it's a favorite for a lot of people - Pinoys and non-Pinoys alike. Plus the locals won't even try to rip you off, either.

It's all a bit hazy for now, but I do remember this glorious sunset welcoming me when I arrived on the island.

And this one bade me "Good morning!" the following day.

Having learned our lesson the hard way the night before, we wisened up and took a tricycle ride to the island's mall to gawk at tourists dressed scantily like it's a violation of one's rights if one is all covered up.

Then again, maybe we didn't really learn that walking from the mall to our place is a bad idea, because at one point, we trekked from this spot here to about a bit farther than those outcrop of rocks there.

Umm, yeah, it was frickin' hot.

But the island must have deemed our sacrificial walk a proper burnt offering (no pun intended), because then we were rewarded with another exquisite sunset.

I wouldn't mind ending every day with this. Nope, I wouldn't mind at all.

It was nice to just be, for a couple of days, with no itinerary or plans, and the only worry is your hungry belly and then when that's settled, the only thing left to do is lounge by the beach and just chill.

It's even nicer when you don't have to shell out your own money for the experience. (Thanks, baby, for everything! Hehehe!)

And yes, this is Boracay.

And no, these aren't the only pics. Most of the photos can't be published here because they were tainted. With our faces.

All photos courtesy of Allan Soul.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

we're having a baby!

Art from Rampant.

Let's all take a short break for this wonderful announcement: We're having a baby! :D

Just not mine, though.

I heard from my Nanay over the weekend that my sister is pregnant again! I mean, can you believe it? Kikik's gonna be Kuya soon.

Can't wait to meet the newest member of our family!

P.S. Pardon the overabundance of exclamation points. Just can't contain the joy!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

watch this

Art: Courtesy of gamesmuseum.

30 Rock. Also the show's creator, Tina Fey stars as Liz Lemon, head-writer for an SNL-ish live sketch comedy series. Clever-funny, coolly outrageous, but just real enough to be believable.

House, M.D. The acerbic, politically-incorrect Dr. Gregory House continues to make people around him miserable. And yet, at the end of the day (or episode), you still find yourself rooting for him, hoping he'll save himself from himself, just like he saved those other patients' lives.

Entourage. Watch the über-cool Vinny Chase get around Hollywood in this HBO TV series that was made by the guys, for the guys. In this show, it's all about "bros before 'hos." Plus, Ari Gold's cute when he's furious.

Chuck. Chronicles of your average nerd next door who turned into an accidental spy-hero trying his best to survive mission after mission. Doesn't hurt that his handler's hot, too.

Fringe. A new show by JJ Abrams, it's somewhat like The X-Files with a little bit of Alias built in. I'm quite undecided about this one, but also mildly curious how their story arc plays out.

Gossip Girl. Because sometimes, I just need to stare at pretty boys and pretty clothes.

The Office (US). Even when the characters' personas make you cringe and look away uncomfortably, sometimes their stories hit a little too close to home (or the corporate life).

CSI Vegas. Word is that William Petersen will no longer be playing as the ever-philosophical Gil Grissom and that his character will be replaced by Laurence Fishburne. Hmm.. wonder how that will play out.

Criminal Minds. Maybe because I'm a Psych graduate = the reason why I'm so into this show.

The Amazing Race (US). Yes, I do also watch the Asia edition, but it's not quite as fun as the US edition. TAR Asia is just, quite simply, a carnage. TAR US, however, is fun and challenging at the same time. It makes you want to go and join the rest of the teams. TAR Asia? Makes you feel all warm and giddy that you're at home, watching the teams kill themselves.

Prison Break. Wentworth Miller plays as the intelligent, cool, and calculating Michael Scofield who mumbles and smirks his way into your heart.

Boston Legal. The latest gem that I've discovered (a bit late, I know), this was recommended by the mommy who morphs into a deity in the kitchen. A spinoff from The Practice (which I haven't watched), it's similar to Justice (which I have watched), but BL's comical lines are delivered with such conviction and aplomb you can't help but cry... laughing.

Additional Timewaster: Another serious player in the 2008 Fall TV game: True Blood. Hot on the heels of Stephanie Meyers' Twilight series comes this show set in a small village in Louisiana whose settlers are co-existing nervously with vampires. Because of the Japanese invention Tru Blood (also comes in O Negative and A), a synthetic blood- drink for vampires so that they may no longer feed off on humans, vampires have come out from their coffins and declared themselves to the public. The pilot's not so great, but the following episodes really got me hooked. Plus, some of the characters' Southern accent somehow reminds me of Lexington. And oh, some scenes may be graphic. So make sure the little ones are asleep before you settle in to watch.

So many shows, so little time!