Friday, June 29, 2007

Brighter Than Sunshine At YouTube

Thanks to YouTube I'm able to hear and watch my favorite song all the time ^_^

If you wanna watch it at YouTube here are two great links I found:
Original Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q536JTSe40M
A Lot Like Love OST Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py3qDjr99O4

This song is very special to me. I've been looking for an MP3 for quite some time now but I still haven't found one. Maybe I'll buy Aqualung's album instead. But for the meantime, YouTube will do. I hope you'll enjoy the song as much as I did. ^_^

@--: You'll finally get to hear Brighter Than Sunshine

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ayala Station Without MRT

At half-past six this evening, the MRT stopped operating for some strange reason. The ticket line was so long and the line going in was even longer.

Leo and I were on our way to the ticket line when I saw the Kahlel Shawarma stall. He convinced me to grab some food before going. I was quite hungry then. I thought the long line I saw was the line going inside the station.

At that time, someone announced over the speakers that the train might be delayed for a few minutes.

It took me just a few minutes to finish my shawarma despite the fact that it didn't taste that nice. At that time, Leo and I were standing near the CD-R King coz we were checking out some of the gadgets they have there. The line outside the station was pretty long, I just wasn't sure which line it was.

When I finished my shawarma I looked for a trash bin to throw the wrapper. Unfortunately, there wasn't none around so I went back to the shawarma stand to ask them to throw it for me. When we got back to the long line, I realized I was seeing the same faces at exactly the same spot. So I told Leo to go ahead as he had a long travel to UPD.

I just got in line to buy my ticket when the MRT people announced that the train will be coming in in 15 minutes. WHAT? At the moment, they are not selling any tickets because a lot of people are already trying to get in. WHAT? The ticket line at that time was already beside the Holy Kettle Corn stall.

Just a few minutes after, the MRT people announced again that they are not letting in people without any tickets yet. HUH? WHAT? So it would take me a while to get in?

Should I wait or should I ride a bus instead? Eventually, I decided to ride the bus. I think it would be faster. And who knows when they'll let people in.

As I was going through my way to get to the other side of the station, I saw how long and unorganized the line was for going in then. Those of use who were just passing by couldn't get through because the line was blocking the way.

It took me 30 minutes to get to the other side. Good thing there was this nice lady who led me around the line just so we can get through. Everyone was hot and pissed with so many people stuck here and there.

We thought we got a breath of fresh air. BUT NO. When we got to the other side, there was another line there. We asked if that line is connected to the MRT line. Ah, no, it's the line going down the overpass. OK...

It took me another 15 minutes just to get down those stairs. CRAP. I'm so late for my appointment.

Oh well, things happen. And that's how it was when there's no MRT around especially at the Ayala station.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

And Time Stood Still

Time stood still as I see you standing there
With that smile that I have come to know intimately for so long now

The emotions rush in me as I remember
Remember the day we first met
Remember the day we said hello
Remembering the years, days, minutes and seconds I've come to love you

The times that you have inspired me
The times that you have made me laugh
The times that you made me cry; yes, you did
But then also the times you just made me sigh and smile
Oh what contentment!

It was a great journey
That journey I shared with you
I thank you for all the great memories
The good and even the bad

But time stood still as we said goodbye for the last time
Unshed tears
Hands trying to reach out yet never really reaching out
Traces of that smile that never really showed on your face

And for the last time I'm going to say
I will miss you; I love you
You will always have a special place in my heart

See you when I see you.

Til then.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Scientist

This is one of my favorite songs from Coldplay. We sang this song while we were doing videoke at IO with the NEC Losers. Cheers, Jeff! ^_^

The Scientist
By: Coldplay


Come up to meet you, tell you Im sorry
You dont know how lovely you are
I had to find you, tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart
Tell me your secrets, and ask me your questions
Oh lets go back to the start
Running in circles, coming up tails
Heads on a silence apart


Nobody said it was easy
Oh its such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said that it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the start


I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling your puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart
Tell me you love me, come back and haunt me
Oh and I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing our tails
Coming back as we are


Nobody said it was easy
Oh its such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
Im going back to the start

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

In The Name Of LOVE

It's the month of June... People getting married, getting back together, finding that someone... Oh, it's the month of June. Oh, that month of June.

Love has always been a mystery to me. I often wonder what is it about love that makes people do crazy thing: from the insane like going after somebody who's not into you (uh-huh tsk tsk tsk) to the blah blah stuff (i just don't know what to call it) like running and hiding from something so perfect just because of, well, just because (uh-huh *sigh*). That's what love is.

And I often wonder what makes relationships work.

Like the couple who doesn't have anything in common. The one likes this stuff yet the other one goes the other way.

Or like the couple who doesn't really have commitment in mind and yet... they're committed.

Or the couple who just sits at home, sharing a quiet afternoon with each other's company.

Or the couple with all passion at every turn.

In the end, it doesn't matter whether they're suited physically or mentally. All that matters is that they made the decision to stay committed. You'd wonder why they made that choice.

Well, each of us have our own reasons. We don't really know. I think even they themselves don't know. It's just that they made that decision.

And just like every other girl that daydreams, I hope to share my life with a person with all that pent-up passion and still get to enjoy a quiet, solemn afternoon, just enjoying each other's company.

... some day.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Was Once Lost and Now Found

Isn't it great, how you once lost something and found it again? I'm just happy that I have somehow regained something that I have lost. Or should I say, someone. Someone who mattered to me once, someone who was there, someone who was and still is a friend, despite everything.

I'm just amazed at the power of forgiveness and understanding. How it righted everything and all those ugly memories fade to a shadow.

It is as they say, don't burn bridges. Instead, learn to forgive and forget. Learn to understand.

Just wanna say thank you ^_^

*kilala mo na ikaw. love you mwah! *hugs*

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Power Overwhelming

"power overwhelming" is a famous Starcraft cheat that is used to make a player invincible.

Well, I just experienced "Power Overwhelming" last week while I was on vacation at Iligan City for a week. I haven't become invincible per se but I have been overwhelmed by God's power and love as it out-poured on me every minute, every second. And for that, somehow I felt that I did become invincible.

A friend of mine told me before I left Manila to take time to reflect on what is happening in my life and to take time to sort out what I want in life; go to a retreat. As I was on my way to Iligan, I thought that I didn't have time to go to a retreat house. I'd rather spend it with my family and loved ones.

My, but was I proven wrong. Yes, a retreat house would be a great place to meditate and reflect but I was able to do it during my stay at home. I house-arrested myself for 5 days, if there's such a term LOL! I didn't go out. I just stayed at home. Maybe I was just too lazy to go out or that my friends were all busy with work or that my mom and sister had classes... Too many reasons.

And during this time, I have been reading my book The Road Less Traveled. I have come to reflect a number of things in life. More importantly, I have come to know myself.

But not only this. I was also blessed with opportunities professionally. So much that it came to a point that the opportunities became a challenge so overwhelming ^_^

I have also come to realize how my family has been my strength all this time despite the distance. They are the reason why I strive hard to achieve my dreams and why I wouldn't quit.

I have come to realize my value to my friends, as well, both here in Manila and at Iligan. I am surrounded with great and true friends. And that despite the distance, they make the effort of communicating by calling for 30 minutes or so, texting or even popping me up when I went online one time. How they made me sigh with a big smile ^_^

I'm one lucky gal ^_^

Through this experience, God has shown me that even if better opportunities come our way and we let it pass, life has still lots to offer. No need to build your life on regrets.

Resolve what needs to be resolved.

And I need to do myself a favor: self-closure.

[ENTER] power overwhelming [ENTER]

Friday, June 08, 2007

Truth and Justice Cries the People of Iligan

MOVEMENT FOR TRUTH JUSTICE AND PEACE
With
PEACE

(Peoples Electoral Alliance for a Credible Election)


 
Town

 

 
Voters Population

 
(2007)

 

 
Voters Turnout

 

 
Candidates for Representative

 

 
Certificate of Canvass (COC)

 

 
PPCRV / NAMFRL

 
As of


May 19,
   2007



 

 
Inside the Tampered Ballot Boxes

 

 


BACOLOD


 

 
13,712

 

 
10,657

 

 
BADELLES

 

 
1,676

 

 
439

 

 
BELMONTE

 

 
2,790

 

 
223

 

 
DIMAPORO

 

 
3,978

 

 
8,605

 

 
KAUSWAGAN

 

 
11,876

 

 
9,117

 

 
BADELLES

 

 
2,653

 

 
288

 

 
BELMONTE

 

 
2,568

 

 
325

 

 
DIMAPORO

 

 
2,725

 

 
10,225

 

 
MAIGO

 

 
10,581

 

 
7,965

 

 
BADELLES

 

 
2,956

 

 
498

 

 
BELMONTE

 

 
1,791

 

 
268

 

 
DIMAPORO

 

 
1,550

 

 
7,383

 

PEACE was
conceived by the civil society of Lanao del Norte as a movement by the people
of Lanao del Norte to ensure for themselves that their leaders is their choice
based on their will as written in the ballot.

Bakak vs. Tinuod (Lie vs. Truth). This is what the streamer in front of the Cathedral Church at Iligan City says. The people of Iligan City and Lanao del Norte municipalities protested over the COCs released by the Comelec-Lanao del Norte, specifically COCs from Bacolod, Kauswagan and Maigo. Results for the congressional candidate for District I of Lanao del Norte were apparently tampered. (Refer to the table above for the tampered results)

There were pictures taken of the COCs with erasures on it. Unfortunately, or rather fortunately, the true entries to the COCs can still be seen under the liquid eraser used.

The PPCRV, together with other organizations and concerned citizens of Iligan City have been holding rallies all over the city, appealing to the Comelec to disregard the COCs from the three municipalities. They have also initiated a signature campaign to help further push the Comelec to come up with a fair decision.

Until now, the Comelec hasn't made any decision on this matter yet.

The people of Iligan City and other affected populace of District I Lanao del Norte is fighting for their right to choose freely.

I am appealing to the Comelec to be fair and true in coming up with their decision on these election results.

Let truth and justice prevail. God bless us all.

How Long Do You Usually Last Without Net?

Just recently, Liza posted an email on the NEC egroup re testing one's self if one is an internet addict. I have to agree with Darl when she said she doesn't need to take the test coz she knows she's a net addict. Alan, on the other hand, mentioned that it's not about how long you stay online but rather how long will you last without an internet at hand.

The worst I ever came across without an internet was when Milenyo struck the DOST Compound and left us with no electricity, and therefore no internet, for one week. Our servers were wet from the rain coz the window wasn't airtight. And even the phone lines were dead. Everything was in utter destruction.

I have grown attached to the internet, for some strange reasons. Maybe because it keeps me connected with the people I care about. Or maybe I'm able to keep up some of my hobbies like writing (that turned later to blogging), etc.

For these reasons, I can't live for long without an internet. I'm currently on vacation at Iligan since Saturday. Come Monday, I was already itching for an internet. My Mom and I went all over downtown just to search for an internet card :p Unfortunately, we didn't know what to look for so we gave that up.

Just the other day, I discovered there's a net cafe near our place. So, here I am today, browsing and typing my way through the net hehehe As soon as I logged on to my Yahoo account, my screen was just flooded with IMs from friends. This is the life *wink*

Ahh... What would I do without the internet? The world would be a lonely place to live in then. ^_^