What’s Wrong With It? #1

Newsflash: Rustom Padilla admits he’s gay on Philippine national TV (Pinoy Big Brother).  I didn’t see it happen and I wish I did.  I don’t usually care about what happens to celebrities but now I find myself blogging about this.  Why?  I’m awestruck at the buzz it made and the multitudes of reaction from different …

"Me" Day

Give yourself a break — a brief one, anyway — because if anyone deserves some downtime, it’s you. You’ve been trying to get away from it all (or perhaps from ‘them’ all) for some time now, but your family and friends haven’t been willing to let it happen. It’s time for you to take matters …

New @ Starbucks

Starbucks came out with a new flavor that sounds appealing to me… Marble Mocha Macchiato– will I like it?  We’ll see tomorrow when I go off and try it.  FYI, less calories than my regular fave too.  I’m hoping it works out as I’m getting tired of the usual stuff I get at Starbucks.  They …

Defining Friendship

FRIENDSHIP. Just what does this mean?  I was looking through online photos of my "friends" just a few minutes ago and I saw how some folks have different people in their "friend" pictures (Randall–my best friend; Shaina my best buddy; With my beloved girlfriends at the movies; etc.).  I got an IM today from a …

Of Bonuses and Taxes

Received a referral bonus this payday.  Neat?  That’s what I thought at first.  But as it turns out, Uncle Sam took more than 40% of the total bonus in stupid taxes.  Remind me again what taxes are for?  So, now I end up with $300 less than what I thought I’ll get.  That’s $300 less …

Ivo Live 2006!

In enchanta that reads as: Ee-voh Lee-veh.  Long Live 2006! What will 2006 have in store for me?  I’m quite excited.  The final quarter of 2005 was a period of growth.  Therefore, I am hoping that 2006 will go into that same vein. As always, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  Rather, I set aside …

Familiar Strangers

Avisala! Time to face the truth…    I miss home.  It’s been dragging me down lately.  I miss the Christmas spirit, my friends, my insane yet wonderful relatives, and most of all–  the sense of belonging I’ve always had ever since then.  No matter how imperfect I was (and still am)– my friends and my …