Mood Quote:OCT72010

Mood Quote:OCT72010
"Maybe the best any of us can do is not quit, play the hand we've been given and accessorize the outfit we've got." - Carrie

23 July 2009

Heartbreaker


Haha....I love comics

Yummy

Okay, his new belly-button tat may be a bit 'girly' but I still think it's hot. Dave can't go wrong.... YUM. Can't wait til he "gets better from his injury on RAW" and returns, cause RAW ain't the same without him.

XOX

BUT John Cena is good eye candy in the meantime.

<3 Love ya Batista!

Taco Bell Dog- Gidget

Gidget, the dog most well known for HER portrayal as Taco Bell's Brand Icon-- with the famous line YO QUIERO TACO BELL- has passed away at the age of 15.

I hope Rocky lives til he's 15....wait, what am I saying, I mean 50!

1..2..Freddy's Coming for YOU

The 2010-release of the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street has just released a sneak-peek photo of the man who came in MY NIGHTMARES! Even from a young age, I had a weird fascination with watching horror movies despite scaring myself to pieces/crying to my mom and dad afterwards.

It's all good though, as long as I don't get a remake of CHUCKY; I'll be fine. ** Sidestory: I went to Niagara Falls last year, and our hotel was by NIGHTMARES the scream attraction, and a person dressed up as CHUCKY literally chased me and pointed at me with his knife.. ON THE STREET. Thanks for scarring me person-who-scares-the-shit-out-of-people-for-a-living...you brought my childhood nightmare character to life and frightened the then 22-year-old back to her 5 year old self.

I had nightmares afterwards. LOL

22 July 2009

Thoughts become Things

Keeping my fingers crossed that this is the opportunity that the universe has been keeping in its sleeve for me.

* I'll keep ya updated!

Education is an investment in...Us.

Thank you for the helping hand.
Thank you for believing in me... thank you for believing in Us.

Everything I do... I do it for you.

Michael Jackson: 1958-2009

I was at work when I heard the rumblings; the tv by front desk was changed to CNN and the headline: "Michael Jackson Rushed to Hospital: In a Coma" stunned me, and I immediately called my mom at home....

She's always been a MICHAEL fan. Not a fan of the magnitude that is Michael Jackson, just Michael. She referred to him as Michael, as if he was some distant cousin of our family that we don't see at Christmas or hear from so often..but is always in our thoughts. Our Christmases are filled with not the typical "chestnuts-roasting-on-an-open-fire-esque" seasonal songs, rather Jackson 5 Christmas Album goes on repeat *mind you, during the EXTENDED Philipino Christmas Holiday Season... hahaha.

As I digress, the night furthers on, and as it becomes more evident that he has indeed passed on, I and others around me are in utter shock and disbelief. I call my mom, and she says, "she's alone.." I get teary-eyed on my break and listen to Flow 935 on my break, who already had MJ Musical Tributes non-stop. I call my Michael-Jackson-Dance-Imitator John, and console him at the loss of his Idol.

I drive home blasting MJ tunes, and let it all sink in.

A man who is so far away, but always close to home, my home. My mom always supported him- throughout the chaos and wacko-jacko tabloid attacks; through the allegations and the surgeries; to her, he was always Michael.

When he passed, I knew my mom's heart was broken; therefore so was mine. Below is a tribute to MJ, whose Remember the Times video, quite ironically, I had watched on BET the night before his passing.

Here are my fave MJ Songs and Vids.... * Dirty Diana is my ultimate; its not a typical choice, but I love his vocal range in this song....* PS- I recommended it to RockBand for their next installment of songs...

ENJOY the VIDS











Words of Encouragement

As per the previous post, he always finds a way to send me some words of encouragement. I need to keep believing that there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

This blog post is a bookmark of words that'll carry me through

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
Bill Cosby

"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
Albert Schweitzer

"Would you like me to give you a formula for...success?
It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure...
You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... You can be discouraged by failure--or you can learn from it.
So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can.
Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side."
Thomas John Watson, Sr.

Fifteen Cents

It was one of those days- I got to my breaking point- during my break. As soon as I took my seat in my car, my phone rang. It was him.

I cried my eyes out for half an hour- and he listened. Supportive with a touch of tough love; I sucked it up and went back to work...wondering if I would stand through the next 4 hours.

Then I got a text.

"I will always love you babe"
06:51 Jul 21

The Best 15 Cent Present I could ever ask for.

15 July 2009

Sleep it Off


Ever try to sleep things off, and awake with aches & sores as if you slept with an anvil on your back? If not, that's how I awoke today- emotionally, numb; physically, sore.

Just gotta stick to the game plan.

Bend It Like Beckham?



According to the San Francisco Chronicle,

"Victoria Beckham is so intent on a cameo role in the "Sex And The City" movie sequel she has started taking acting lessons.

The former Spice Girls star turned down a walk-on role in the first film, because she was too busy rehearsing for the Spice Girls' reunion tour in 2007.

But this time around the fashion fanatic is hoping to score a part alongside Sarah Jessica Parker.

A source tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "She really wanted to be in the last movie but wasn't able to take part because of her commitments with the Spice Girls. This time she's keen to take part."

Beckham has had some acting experience -- she starred as herself in the 1997 movie Spice World and also made a cameo in one episode of hit U.S. TV comedy series Ugly Betty."

**I think Mrs. DVB should definitely make a cameo in S&TC because she is such a pop culture icon; not to mention, has infiltrated multiple markets such as the entertainment industry, perfume, clothing-- selling jeans for $250+-- she's legit (despite its removal from key american stores).

Plus, I love that accent and little bit of class that they add whenever they speak. I think she's hot- go for it!

Grass is always greener


...on the other side.

Trying to see the positive, feeling like it's all in vain.
Holding onto the hope that things will get better, grass will get greener....on MY side.

At Life's Crossroads

Lately I've been an emotional rollercoaster- much to my dismay- as I thought I had overcome that hump last year. Apparently not, I'm still stuck in an emotional rut and can't help but see things through my non-rose-coloured glasses.

Trying to dust myself off and try again; feeling like I'm stuck in mud, stepping on the gas, going nowhere.

Tired of being tired... universe, let's turn this around.

Please. I beg of you...

stretched to the limit?


Have I been stretched to my limit? Have I been pulled from all directions? Am I about to snap?? Possibly.

But I can't let that happen.... otherwise there's no repair.

I just have to figure out what to wrap myself around rather than be torn apart by.
Life is a series of equations; it's always a matter of figuring things out.

Current Mood: Screammmmmmmmmm



Somebody please have mercy
Cause I just can't take it
Stop pressurin me
Just stop pressurin me
Stop pressurin me
Make me wanna scream
Stop pressurin me
Just stop pressurin me
Stop pressurin me
Make you just wanna scream

running on empty


I look back on my life
What do I find?

I feel I'm running on empty.

Even in the corner of my mind

I feel I'm running on empty.

Running Oh Oh Ohh
Running on Empty.

Diana Fox- Running on Empty

13 July 2009

through my stomach

Knowing that I've been down and out, my bestie has taken me out on multiple occasions to sushi-lunch-buffet; cause the way to my heart is thru my stomach.

It's like mini therapy sessions- where I let out my transgressions and play football coach as I dream out various game plans for the next couple of years.

XO
She's my best friend because she knows me at my best and at my worst.

Life's funny

Hahahaha... life can throw you curveballs and sometimes, it can hurl you a barrel of laughs!

Long story short: it couldn't have been more perfect, like it was written for a movie script.

Read between the lines*

Got a Game Plan?

Re-evaluating my set of circumstances, I see what I have to do in the next 12 or so months... I have to deal with the cards I've been dealt and pull out that Ace up York's sleeve..and apply to the concurrent ed. program..

Dismissing my intentions of going there in the first place, numbers ARE just numbers, and I can't let them get to me anymore.

Obviously, at my detriment, I've let myself go under.

Here's to my new game plan.

Hope I get a touchdown!

11 July 2009

Here we stand- halfway there.
7.12.7
Here we come.

Forever and a day...
"If you dream alone, it's just a dream, but if you dream together, it becomes reality"

Gyme, what's a GYMe

Before, and even after, working at Pure, I am still utterly clueless as to what the machines really do at my gym. All I know how to do is turn off the mini-tv screens..

As for now, I'm relying on my metabolism, but one day will need to learn how to "work on my fitness" as Fergie says.

Something didn't sit right....

Something didn't sit right this one week in June, and I missed all 3 days of work..... I felt the burn now when I got my paycheck.

Anyway, here's a Family Guy Rendition of the Days' events

Enjoy!!

I-Talian 101



So, everyone knows Frank, knows he's Italian.
Even if you don't know Frank, you do know one thing: he's Italian.
He does the 'hand-speak'
Has the over-emphasis on his speak
Says things like a Jersey boy would and quite honestly
defines the OG *original* Gangster stereotype lol

Here is another pick-me-up Family Guy moment, that reminded me of Frank, had me crying for minutes, and even prompted me to call and mock him.

When we're together now, BOPPITY BEEPY is in our Italian-esque vocabulary.

Side note: Frank is pure FOB despite the fact that he was born here.....when we were 16, we were going for a walk, and he was telling me a story (hand-speak and all) where he needed to know the name of a bird... he only knew it Italian, so he moved his head back and forth--- like a PIGEON! Suffice to say, Pigeon was not at the top of my Italian-teacher's must-know Italian Vocabulary list, so that moment, I also cried tears of laughter, and still mock him to this day.

A pigeon's a pigeon...but not in Frank's world.

"CHE COSA?!?!?!??!!!"
BOPPITY BEEPY

Two Jobs



For the days that I think it can't get any worse......I have Family Guy

PS-

I LITERALLY CRIED OF LAUGHTER DURING STEWIE'S JOB.... OMG. I LIVE FOR MOMENTS LIKE THAT- PURE JOY.

Can't Sleep, Clown will eat me...

Bart Simpson: "Can't sleep...clown'll eat me...Can't sleep, clown'll eat me"

The televersion movie in the '90s of Stephen King's IT is up for a remake.
Hollywood is a green-thumb, being good at recycling movies rather than creating an original. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, GOOGLE:

Stephen King's IT, Pennywise, or WIKIPEDIA it, for a quick go-to source, to reference this blog.

This movie, thanks to my older sisters, is what started my clown-o-phobia ( I don't care to look up the medical terminology at 1:30AM) despite my parents giving me a cute looking, starry eyed 'baby' clown that's head turned to the tune of, "It's a small world after all"

I'm anxious to see a remake, and see if it has the same "clown'll eat me" effect, or will it go numb like the Friday the 13th remake of this year....

Time will tell.. I'll keep myself posted on ComingSoon dot net, for possible updates.
In the meantime, I can sleep, no clown will eat me.

Boracayyyyyyyyyyyyy

Frank and I are getting quite anxious to get ourselves on that plane and off to the motherland- THE PHILIPPINES. You ain't seen nothin' yet, wherever island paradises you have been to.

An array of islands encompass the Philippines, one of which is Boracay, one of the Top 5 Island destinations in the world.

Upon booking, it was out in multiple Manila media outlets that the Jolie-Pitt Clan had just left their piece of Island Paradise in Boracay, renting a luxury estate on the much-treasured vacay island destination.

I want to get away, get him away- from his everyday stresses and headaches....give him a chance to see a world much different than his own, realizing that he's lucky to go there and lucky to live where he does.

It'll be an experience of a lifetime, especially as a first-time experience.
Halfway there! Can't believe it....

* Thanks Joy.
You're always on my side.
:$

Poopy Moosey

The story of Poopy Moosy:

Frank and I go to Niagara Falls, the first weekend of June to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The week of, I misplace my licence, and as such, am unable to enter Niagara Falls Casino- the older one- without proper ID.

Therefore, Frank walks me into the convenience store and I see this adorable moose keychain...
that POOPS!!

Squeeze him and he emits a poo-like substance from his rectum. Not everyone's sense of humour, but definitely mine *and many others whom I have delighted by showing them his talent.

Frank walked me All the way back to the casino from the hotel and with $6.99 made me the happiest girl in Niagara. No coach outlet for me, I think it's the little things that mean so much more....<3

Hair DO or Hair DON'T

Since my teen years, I've always looked to Jennifer Lopez for hair and make up inspiration. During her "Bennifer" days, I coined myself and Frank the average, JLO and BEN AFFLECK couple! LOL

Anywho, as I digress, above is a recent pic of MRS. Jennifer Lopez-Anthony.
Things I like:
  1. The hair colour- I miss my light brown hair, circa 2007.
  2. The bangs- the style of these bangs will take away the roundness of my face.
  3. Hair length- long and lovely, not lagging.

My personal stylist, Senore Salvatore has yet to get his hands and scissors on my mane, but this is what I'm after...he'll oblige, otherwise I'll make him.

OR

I'll just to the dye-job myself, as per days of old.

Hair DO or Hair DON'T

The Great Churning Wheel


Not one to complain, I love working at Pure. It's a great place to work, with great people to work for and work with. It's probably the most enjoyable workplace, outside of all my teaching jobs, that I've ever had.

But I'll admit sometimes, the 4-11 shift isn't the greatest. It departs from my lifelong routine, of late-night **to me 9/10 is late** eating, studying, surfing then sleeping routine, and requires daytime planning unlike past work schedules.

Being out at 9- 930 the latest is manageable, but getting home 1130-1145 is a bit of a departure. Sometimes, when I look at it, I know I'm grateful for the job that was almost impossible during the time I was applying (recession peak of 2009); yet sometimes I can't help but feel like I'm just running endlessly on the big churning wheel, with no place to go.

I'm tired.

I'm tired of working jobs-- I want my career.

But, being told and a believer that one should always 'see the brightside of things'
this is nothing but a stepping-stone to where I want to be; where I'm going to be....

Lady Gaga

Ironically enough, the word 'gaga' in Filipino means "stupid" or "idiot." Well I find her quite the opposite, but some might find her outlandish sense of style (for example, her love of not wearing pants, hair bows -- real hair --, and everything of the sort) which define her from all the rest.

I knew once Poker Face came out that she'd be a phenomenon and I love being right. Her style is refreshingly original, reminiscent of the trailblazing females of days-past: Cher, Madonna, Britney- and yes, I include the latter.

I've been in awe with her, her trendsettting style, and quirky originality, as it reminds me of times going to the mall with my friends, and having them say,

"I wouldn't wear that, but you could pull it off"
or
"that looks like a Jill outfit"

Lady Gaga is far from gaga, she's fashionista-genius! Not to mention she puts out some heavy-hitting songs!

PAPA-PAPARAZZI

Magic 23 ball


So, as per my scatterbrain post, I'm going to spread out
my span of thinking the past month and a half with 23-owed posts for JUNE
:)

Time to play catch up....

Jill's case of minute insomnia is
keeping her company tonight July 11th
(Frank and I's "5" Year Anni)

More on that later....

Little Miss Scatterbrain


I've been M.I.A for the past month and a half and I think it's attributed to my scatterbrain condition as of late.

It's been a multitude of things for me, and to be quite honest, I feel like I'm reverting to my obsessive analytical ways, destructive thinking and everything of the like.

Sometimes when you're down and out, everything falls OUT of PLACE.

Positive Thinking, please come pay me a visit, and stay a while!