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I woke up late today!

ah shimatta! it’s 10 o’clock already! I immediately jumped out of my bed and made a beeline to the bathroom. Showered and dressed in record time and I’m off to Sakae. Today, is after all July 21! What’s with the date? duh! Today just happened to be the worldwide release of our fave intrepid boy wizard’s final story… Will he live or die? I wonder, as I was waiting for the train… or maybe the question should be who are the two major characters that J.K. Rowling will kill off… ah, finally the train comes… just one norikae and I’m there.

A few more minutes and I was running in the streets of Sakae straight to Maruzen. A “Potter-fan-free” Maruzen.

(The window display at Maruzen today… A confirmation that in this bookstore I will be able to buy my own dose of Potter-mania. hehehe…) The people on the street was looking at me when I took this picture. Most of them, I guess wondering what the heck I was doing. 🙂

Finally, my own copy. Notice the special packaging it came with, it’s orange! hehehe… just in time too!

Hmmm… I don’t know when I’ll have the time to read it though, what with cleaning (yes girls, cleaning… medyo nahihiya na ko sa sarili ko so I decided to clean na… and no nasty stool incident too. That I promise!) and studying. hahaha… but for sure I will find the time. So Salve and for any of my friends, If you’re able to read the book ahead of me promise not to open a discussion until I read it. I aim to be spoiler free so I can enjoy the story on my own and cry to my heart’s content. >:-)

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My friend, Salve, claimed in her blog that she’s a love charm. She forwarded several instances as proof… reading it I can’t help but think about the phrase “mothers knows best”… hmmm… At one time, Salve, Sherma and I talked about living together. In our point of view, it will be practical since it will cut costs and it has the added bonus of all three of us enjoying each other’s company. I envisioned endless pajama parties – talking, eating and reading together… Unfortunately (on hindsight – fortunately) my mom vetoed it. Now I wonder if my mom had an inkling of what would have happened? Imagine, if I did lived with Salve then I would have been one of the stories she recounted as proof. And looking back, I remember who I was with then… and never was I so grateful that it didn’t happen. I just had a narrow escape… hehehe…

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Me, a Love Charm?!

By Salve

I have reasons to believe that I can actually help another person find her way to lasting (?) love. It all started when my Tita and I shared an apartment in 1999. I was still a university student then and she was starting to establish a career. You see, Tita�fs only older than me by four years, so we really get along well. She has a boyfriend, a childhood sweetheart, and they�fve been for ages! Even so, I knew they weren�ft planning to tie the knot soon. They were both busy with their careers. But after more than a year, they suddenly decided to get married. A few months before that, my younger sister was sharing the apartment with us already because she just transferred to a new school in Manila. So, here comes my second evidence.

A month before Tita�fs wedding, my sister and I chose to find our own place. Like Tita, my sister also has a boyfriend and they�fve been going out for a couple of years already. I am aware of my sister�fs impulsive nature and for a time she�fs been talking about getting hitched and having a baby. I didn�ft take that seriously. I was so sure she wouldn�ft do it. But then, during one of the school breaks, my mom called me one day and told me my sister won�ft be coming back because she�fs getting married in a few months. I was so shocked, of course. But what can I do? *sigh*

So, in the next months, I lived alone and I got so used to it. I discovered I actually liked living alone and on my own! ) Before I knew it, I�fve survived a year already!

Then came the day a friend asked if I know a place she could rent. She said she wanted to space away from her family for a while. Besides, she�fs having a hard time traveling from the countryside to Manila where she submits her work. She�fs a writer and practically owns all her time.

I told her, if she�fd agree, she can share in my apartment. It was a big place for me, anyway. And of course, sharing the apartment would mean a few bucks of savings from my monthly household expenses, too. D To cut the story short, I found myself a new roommate! She was unattached and not even planning to get involved with anyone at all! But, after almost a year, she started talking about this guy from her hometown whom she never really liked before and haven�ft had any descent conversation with. She really tried to fight what she felt and she would tell me she�fd never go back there until her feelings for the guy had completely died. It never happened, of course. Love would come knocking when you least expect it, and before you know it, you�fre hooked already. And before I know it, too, my friend was spending more days in her hometown than in our apartment. She�fd come over once or twice every two weeks, until she finally decided to leave the apartment because she wanted to spend more time with the guy who is now her boyfriend.

So, I�fm left alone again. I didn�ft feel sad. It was during this time that I thought?after what happened to these three people?that maybe I can attract the �gL�h word for other people. They should be enough evidence. I can presume since a lot of things come in threes, right? Like wishes, luck, wise men, even characters in children�fs stories (billy goats, bears, blind mice, etc.). I always tell my friends and officemates that if they want to be walking the isle or find a boyfriend soon, they might want to consider sharing a place with me, which we�fd all laugh at afterwards.

I don�ft know if it�fs a gift. Or maybe I posses extra-extra positive energy/vibes and it affects the people close to me. Or maybe it�fs mere coincidence. Whatever it was, I�fm glad to be part of it.

Now, Tita have two sons, my sister and my friend have one boy each and all of their kids are my inaanak. P

SOURCE: http://salvacion.wordpress.com/2007/04/17/me-a-love-charm/

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First-days are usually nerve-wracking with moments of katangahan due to unfamiliar circumstances, faces and place… Today tops the katangahan scale… it even tops the freshies blunder of asking where the “TBA” room is located.

Let me share you my class schedule:These are the classes that Machida Sensei told me I should attend. When I looked up the schedule for each of the classes I only bothered to take note of the most pertinent info which are the days,  the time, the rooms and the assigned professors for each classes. Anything else would be information overload. Believe me if you’re not one of those chinky-eyed people who learned kanji since birth you would also be intimidated by a Class Schedule Table all written in kanji!

Now, there was this column with a heading

(read as “gakki” meaning school semester) which of course I did not bother to check thinking it was of no importance – First Mistake! There was this tiny voice inside of me wondering what that column was all about and I ignored it – Second Mistake! Underneath this column was written two extremely important kanji:

(read as “ato” which literally means after) and;

(read as “mae” which literally means before)

My first class according to my schedule is today at 10:30 AM. I dutifully went to the indicated room and waited… Something is odd, so I told myself… why am I the only person in this room? And it was already past the designated time and for a country renowned by its punctuality, this is worrying indeed! After waiting a couple of minutes I finally went to the Admin Office and asked them if there was a change of rooms. It was then that the girl explained to me that “ato” and “mae” under the column I earlier labeled insignificant means 2nd Semester and 1st Semester respectively. Can you now guess my stupidity? At least those freshies asking for room “TBA” were looking for a class that is currently being offered I on the other hand was waiting for a class that will be offered the next semester! I was, to put it politely, 6 months advanced!

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By the way, the crossed-out classes in my schedule are the classes that will be offered in the second semester.

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Taken during the holidays. I miss this little munchkin so much…

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I have to give credit where credit is due… and this one I place squarely on my baby brother’s unruly mop of hair. A family picture taken during the holidays… since I was unable to be physically there, they found a way to make my prescence felt anyway! hahaha… if only they had also found a way for me to eat Vinz’s spaghetti and my Mom’s barbecue….

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Finally! My masterpiece has arrived! I slaved away for it. The product of my creative genius (hehehe…) and imagination. Well, the imagination part came from manipulating the piece of clay on the potter’s wheel and ridiculously thinking about the movie “Ghost” while looking around the studio thinking Patrick Swayze was just hiding behind some shelves filled with unfinished potteries… at this point I would like to borrow Missy Ai’s devilish laughter which I think is very appropriate – Mwahahaha… but no such luck. Still,  my very own pottery is here. Just got it from the university’s International Affairs Division this morning. I Made it in a trip  in one of Japan’s famous pottery centers that I participated last year. Sigh… I think I just found another skill worth learning… hmmm…

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Consoling friends or rather giving assurance to friends regarding their problems used to be easy. Well, it still is actually if I use Filipino or English. Japanese is another matter though… just finished my Kaiwa Exam this morning. The first bamen was asking someone to fix something for you. Easy enough… The other one… hahaha… now that was the problem… I drew a blank, later on the sensei told me I did not use any of the nagusameru phrases we have learned… but i still pulled through. Funny thing about it is when we had to change place from the one doing the consoling to the one asking to be consoled… had to apologize to my partner coz I couldn’t stop grinning… it was so weird… As I sit here I just have to tell myself… 大丈夫よ。自分でいっしょうけんめいにやったんだから、気にする事はないよ。(daijobu yo. anata wa isshokenmei yattandakara, ki ni suru koto wa nai yo.) hahaha… could have used that phrase then…

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