Thursday, September 10, 2009

song of the week: hostage of love


Razorlight is an English indie-rock band, and Hostage of Love is from their 3rd album, Slipway Fires.

Like what some of the reviewers say, I prefer to think Johnny Borrell was personifying love (in all forms) when he wrote this song. It's even got a biblical theme running through some parts.

Listen.



You make yourself a prisoner of me
You blind yourself so you don't have to see
You turn your life to a power above
And make yourself a hostage of love

You turn from me, you turn from the strain
Devote yourself to the power again
Distance yourself from all that we vowed
You broke the rules, you're my hostage now

I am a sinner
I am a saint
I am a devil
I am the ghost at the wake
I feed the swell and pull
Of your tears as they break
I am the limit of
The load you can take

You are the pulley
And I am the winch
I am salvation
And your herald of sin
I take you beyond
Your limits of trust
Redeem yourself
Hostage of love

You say you have been born again
Since you slept there in that liar's den,
You cannot be saved
You gave your innocence away

I've turned my cheek
And I've suffered the blow
The truth of my story
Is widely unknown
Words of derision I have
Swallowed with a smile
For telling my story
I have been crucified

Now like a madman
I give my laurels to you
And like a hero
Forsake my trophies for you
Though a disciple of this devil
That is in our blood
Am I not also
Your hostage of love?

You say you have been born again
Since you slept there in that liar's den,
You cannot return
Until your innocence is earned

You say you've got to live alone
Though it hurts,
You'll make it on your own
You cannot be saved
You gave your innocence away

You will remain a hostage of love

Thursday, September 3, 2009

the great debate


I've been debating with myself lately: should I go curly? Or remain straight? (With my hair, I mean.)


You see, I've always wanted wanted WANTED to have those curls, but the last time I had my hair permed, it was curly for about a week or so.


And then it went back to the frizzy, limp hair I've always had. So I thought I was finally at this stage where I've made peace with my hair and I've accepted it for what it really is = frizzy, boring, dull.


But then I saw that picture above, and I was like


O.M.G. Bring. It. On.


So I'm thinking I may just take another stab at that dream hair I've always wanted, and I may do just that this weekend.


Or maybe not.


The great debate continues, thus.

mission: impossible

Art: Courtesy of Courtney

One drunken episode a few nights back, I decided to disturb someone's peaceful night by sending him philosophical, thought-provoking text messages (let's just say this someone's name is Cocoy).


But honestly? Reviewing these messages, I really don't know what I meant by these, and even he was equally stumped as well. Perhaps y'all could help decipher what I meant?


So in case you're needing a little bit of puzzle-solving fix, consider these:


Text 1 (sent 11:57pm) - !@@


Text 2 (sent 11:57pm) - dhlum nahan a2c


Text 3 (sent 12:02am) - kmi rabif


Text 4 (sent 12:08am) - frme nku


Text 5 (sent 12:08am) - rai ak dha


Text 6 (sent 12:10am) - mka nmtbh nh jndx 4roo h an a ck hm


Text 7 (sent 12:10am) - ,--


Text 8 (sent 12:11am) - gqmpn dw i6 iac


--End


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to decode these text messages. I suggest you knock back a tequila shot or two (or more - who cares, right?) so that you can maybe try to see where I'm coming from when I sent these.


I'd also wanna add (in true "mission: impossible" style): "this blog post will self-destruct in a few seconds," but that would be stretching it quite a bit.


So I'll just end this post with: "Bottoms up!"


Monday, August 24, 2009

let's bang our heads on the wall, shall we?

Art: Courtesy of Through the Illusion




What would you do when one morning you wake up and you realize you no longer like the person you've become?



What would you think of someone who says one thing to you, and then goes off and says the opposite thing to other people?



What would you do when you know there's so much left unsaid, but you could not find the words?



How would you feel when you're quite certain of an impending doom, and you wait and wait for it to happen every fricking day, but nothing. ever. happens.



How would you politely say, "Don't fuck with me, 'cause I fuck back"?



And most importantly, why is there a Dora the Explorer in my phonebook??

Saturday, July 25, 2009

if i were a girl..


So, lazy blogger that I am, I decided for my next post, I'll let the guys do the talking. I asked them to fill in the blank: If I were a girl, _______.

Here's what I got so far (names are abbreviated to protect the guilty innocent).

From T:







Hmmm...

From H:








Personally, I think kikay means "getting away with almost everything just because you're a girl." But whatever, urbandictionary!

And here's from B:






Ayayay! Somebody sure will be gettin' some lovin' tonight! ;D

From F:







Okay, F, gotta love what you have, huh? :D

From M:








Ooooh...

From E:








Translation: If I were a girl, I'd be prettier than you.
Someone sounds a little too confident! :p

And lastly, from a guy I met waaaay way back (let's just call him A):









Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

posted in twitter:

To the guy in a white shirt at Fully Booked: Our eyes met for only a moment, but already it felt like a small forever.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

song of the week: help i'm alive

Metric is an indie-rock band originally from New York City, but is now based in Canada.

Also written by Metric's vocalist, Emily Haines, Help I'm Alive is from their fourth album, Fantasies.

Go here to read other people's interpretation of the song.

video


I tremble

They're gonna eat me alive

If I stumble

They're gonna eat me alive


Can you hear my heart beating like a hammer?

Beating like a hammer?

Help, I'm alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer

Hard to be soft

Tough to be tender


Come take my pulse, the pace is on a runaway train

Help, I'm alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer

Beating like a hammer


If you're still alive

My regrets are few

If my life is mine

What shouldn't I do?

I get wherever I'm going

I get whatever I need

While my blood's still flowing

And my heart still beats...

Beating like a hammer

Beating like a hammer


Help, I'm alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer

Hard to be soft

Tough to be tender


Come take my pulse, the pace is on a runaway train

Help, I'm alive, my heart keeps

Beating like a hammer

Beating like a hammer


If you're still alive

My regrets are few

If my life is mine

What shouldn't I do?

I get wherever I'm going

I get whatever I need

While my blood's still flowing

And my heart still beats...

Beating like a hammer

Beating like a hammer

Beating like a hammer

Beating like a hammer


Help, I'm alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer

Friday, July 3, 2009

can you beat this??


Hmm... A wedding dress made entirely of toilet paper, tape, and glue. Hat included. How's that for creativity?

Read more about it here.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

little bird

Photo: Courtesy of Simon Chandler

In our new office building, there’s a little bird who somehow got trapped on our floor. It’s been more than two weeks (I think), and the poor thing just couldn’t find its way out (yes, I’m calling it an “it,” ‘cause I’m not sure if it’s a boy or girl bird).

It’s just an ordinary bird, really: brown, tiny, confused. It may have gotten inside through one of the little holes in the building, and now randomly zooms over our head trying to find the way to the real world outside. I suspect sometimes it hides up in the ceiling, maybe to regroup and think of another new strategy on how best to escape this building.

Some of my officemates have attempted to catch the little bird, to bring it outside where it can fly freely and maybe meet up with its friends and tell them of that harrowing escape with that bird-eating building. But whenever my officemates approach the little bird, it just flies out of their reach in time. (Or maybe my officemates aren’t just stealthy enough? ‘Cause the little bird always always ALWAYS seems to know when they’re nearby.)

One of my officemates, L, tried leaving crumbs near her cube to feed the little bird. I feel that L, always the ever-doting momma, couldn’t go to sleep at night knowing there’s a hungry little bird inside our building who may or may not have had its dinner yet. (Instead, the crumbs she left for the little bird were practically untouched, but surprise surprise! Her stock of snack supplies went short of exactly 1 packet of crackers. Now that’s one mighty big bird gone hungry!)

Sometimes, I meet the little bird on my way to the pantry or the restroom: always flitting confusedly, wondering how the h3ll it got itself into this miserably wretched situation, regretting that moment it got curious and decided to fly into that damning hole, uncertain if it could ever trust itself again, and quite possibly, ever on the lookout for a way out.

Poor little birdie. I know exactly how that feels.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

posted in twitter:

Lately I've taken to using choice cusswords and smirking at strangers. Guess this means I am not cute.

Monday, June 8, 2009

crabby times

Photo: Courtesy of Jari Dude


It’s that time of the month once again.

That time where everything just isn’t right, nothing makes sense, and no matter how many times you try to breathe deeply, you can’t help but pull the hair of that clueless taxi driver, bitch-slap the first person you see in the morning, or headbutt anyone who looks at you and smiles. Well, just in my mind, at least.

And if you’re a real, true-to-life woman (not a tranny with a successful operation under his belt – pun intended – who are one of my idols, by the way), you’ll understand what I mean by this.

Yes, I am PMS-ing.

(Ladies, let me get a “hell yeah!”)

And the more I think about it, the more I realize: why do we have to put up with this shit anyway? Who gave permission to Auntie Flo that she could just come and wreak havoc on our lives, huh?

Also? I’ve been at this for like, more than a decade now, and she still does this to me?


I

am

just

too

old

for

this

shit.


And will I fall prey to this vicious cycle next month? No to the way to the Jose! (I hope.)


So I did what any sane, responsible woman would do in this situation: I consumed almost a pint of chocolate ice cream, and then had powdered Milo for dinner.

 

Sometimes, a girl is left no other choice but to let her vajayjay rule the world.

 

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

eve mayumi

  • Born May 31, 2009
  • Weighed 7.7 lbs; measured 21 inches
  • Stole everybody's hearts with her first photoshoot

watchu lookin at??


if you ain't got milk, get outta my face!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

gelatissimo

Photo: Courtesy of Soloflighted

I experienced the most amazing sensation this week.

After doing lunch with our James Bond at La Tegola, we dropped by Gelatissimo just to see if we can squeeze in more treats into our already-full tummies. (Couldn’t get more Italian than this, huh?)

The other Bond girls chose the chocolate flavor, but because I worship the gods of caffeine, I opted for their version of the coffee ice cream.

 

It. was. deeelish. times infinity.


Their coffee ice cream was sprinkled with coffee beans (and I mean real coffee beans), roasted just right so you can actually taste their acrid bitterness, but when combined with the sweet, cool texture of the ice cream: coffee-gasmic! 

And how often can you get to say: I had me some crunchy ice cream?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

because you care


I know you've been dying to find out the most-played tracks on my iPod (admit it, you WANT TO KNOW), so for your viewing pleasure, here it is. 

click photo to enlarge image. you know you want to.

In other news, all my friends agree I am a conceited monkey with overbearing delusions of grandeur (I can almost see them nod in unison). 

But whatever. As long there's coffee or tequila or tequila-flavored coffee, it doesn't really matter!

matud nila

Image: Courtesy of Zazzle

We were at the ICU, my uncle and I; our turn to tend to my grandmother who’s been in and out of hospitals since last year.

My uncle had just flown in from Australia. My mother, worried sick about my grandmother’s condition, called in her siblings from the other parts of the world, to see if maybe having them here can nurse my grandma back to health.

It was twilight, I think, when we went inside the ICU room.

My grandma looked up when we entered the room, and she beamed when she saw my uncle. My uncle approached her bed, kissed her cheek, and held her hands.

We had a little chat, about this and that. Uncle Junie made a few jokes, elicited small chuckles from my grandma.

And then out of nowhere, my grandma whispered, “Dong, I can’t sleep.”

So my uncle, while holding my grandma’s hands, softly sang:  

Matud nila, ako dili angay

Na magmanggad sa imung gugma

Matud nila, ikaw dli malipay

Kay wa ako’y bahandi na kanimu igasa

My grandma closed her eyes, and with a sigh of relief, gently fell asleep.

I looked away and headed out the door. Moments like these are not meant to be disturbed.

what what

What do you call that person who gives you the evil eye when she doesn’t think you’re looking? And then you catch her giving you the evil eye (and she knows you caught her), but then she looks away and pretends like nothing happened.

Five minutes later, your phone rings. It’s her. And she’s inviting you out for drinks later that week. Or maybe suggests you do lunch tomorrow.

What the fcuk is that?

Also, is it weird that I feel sorry for her?

Because obviously she doesn’t like me, but for whatever reasons she may have, she feels she needs to pretend otherwise.

And that’s just... 

sad.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

the future

future heartbreaker

future matinee idol

future dork

future diva



Thursday, January 15, 2009

the pasta that thought it could

One Christmas eve a few weeks back, I decided I was brave enough to tackle the year’s most challenging task: cook pasta a la pobre a la purpledsky.

Naturally, I was determined to overcome this most daunting task prepared and armed to the teeth. I had printed out the recipe weeks before, studied it until my eyes crossed and uncrossed, and grilled The Goddess with questions until, I’m quite sure, she was ready to choke me to my death.

Then, the big night came.

Because I was so prepared, I had to rush to the supermarket to buy the most important ingredient of all: the one with the tuyo in olive oil. So of course, the supermarket had ran out of stock.

I had almost given up when, by some stroke of luck (or pity, perhaps?), The Goddess lent me a bottle from her own kitchen. So then, I had no choice but to cook up a storm.

I had prepared the ingredients carefully, cooked the pasta per Goddess’ instructions (minus 2 minutes from the pasta box’s indicated cook time), and was ready to prepare the sauce. Since this was my first time, I knew I had to consult the recipe every step of the way. Then I realized the recipe was nowhere to be found!

My heart stopped.

There was no way this could be happening. Trying hard to stop from panicking, I looked and looked. At the kitchen table, at the sink, in my bedroom, the living room, even the bathroom! Finally, I found the recipe in the trashcan, all rumpled up and messy. Our house help had thought it was meant to be thrown away, maybe because of its sorry and disheveled look.


Armed with the recipe, I began preparing the sauce, in between shots of Bailey’s mint chocolate cream liquor shared with my brother, who was also whipping up something on his own.

The beautiful result:


The verdict: not really ├╝ber-delish like The Goddess’, but edible. *big sigh of relief* Although the boyfriend did dare utter, “There seemed to be something missing.”

And then it hit me -

I'd forgotten to use olive oil.

Monday, January 5, 2009

song of the week: wooden heart

Photo: Courtesy of The Duke Spirit

The Duke Spirit is an alternative rock band from London, England. Wooden heart is from their second album, Neptune, released February 2008.

This piece is for krinkle and igatitot: good luck to the 3 of us.


Wooden Heart - The Duke Spirit


no one wastes time quite like i do
i can waste time like nobody else
you can go running back to your friends
you can go running back to your friends

well, that's how it feels
oh, that's how it feels

i would understand your heart
if i could feel it
i would understand your heart
if i could feel, oh

all i have is all that i'm feeling
all i feel is all that i know
and then i use it every day
and abuse it in every way

and that's how it feels
yeah, that's how it feels

i would understand your heart
if i could feel it
i would understand your heart
if i could feel, oh

the sky is more certain
than you will ever be
the rain clouds are angry
at you and at me

the sky is more certain
than you will ever be
the rain clouds are angry
at you and at me

forgive me, baby
i'm not all that you see

i would understand your heart
if i could feel it
i would understand your heart
if i could feel, oh

 
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