Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Perfect Man

Wannie's "Omma annyeong" is the best!

Ricsyung = forbidden love.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

M-Pax 1.1

Today, the mother ship has called to let me know my mission has been put on hold. I am to go back immediately and prepare for my appointment with the Queen at 0900 earth time. Though I'm hesitant to leave, I cannot shirk my duty. M-Pax has zero tolerance for disobedience. And I will not go into details, but in earth talk I believe that translates to, "scaring the living daylights out of somebody." Forgive me, if the phrasing is awkward. I have not fully assimilated your planet's ways.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Stealing Lines

One of my favorite poems...

With No Experience In Such Matters
by Stephen Dunn

To hold a damaged sparrow
under water until you feel it die
is to know a small something
about the mind; how, for example,
it blames the cat for the original crime,
how it wants praise for its better side.

And yet it's as human
as pulling the plug on your Dad
whose world has turned
to feces and fog, human as--
Well, let's admit, it's a mild thing
as human things go.

But I felt the one good wing
flutter in my palm--
the smallest protest, if that's what it was,
I ever felt or heard.
Reminded me of how my eyelid has twitched,
the need to account for it.
Hard to believe no one notices.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

100 Questions (Last Part)

At last...

76. What would you do if you liked someone at first sight: Nothing, but I’m probably gonna imagine I’m licking his face (choz!)
77. Celebrity you want to go out with: Shinhwa boys
78. How many kids do you want: 3 to 4
79. Something you really want to be good at: Playing the piano
80. What you want to be in 10 years: bestselling author
81. Someone you’re jealous of: BB Gandanghari
82. A word that you use a lot: Fecker!
83. What you do upon waking up: Wash my face
84. What would you do if you picked up a million dollars? Look for the owner, I guess
85. What would you do if you became invisible? Panic
86. Best performer in your opinion: In what field?
87. Singers you don’t like: Joaquin Phoenix (stick to acting, Mr. Phoenix, sir.)
88. Type of men you don’t like: Cheaters
89. Type of women you don’t like: Manipulative bitches
90. What would you do if you found someone you love more than the person you’re dating right now? Errr…
91.What you would feel if you see someone you’d broken up with on the streets: Hide so he doesn’t see me or pretend I didn’t see him.
92. Most important possession: My body
93. First thing you do when you’re online: Check e-mails
94. Event that surprised you the most: Learning that The Hills is fake (hahahahaha)
95. What you do when you can’t fall asleep: Pop a sleeping pill like Rivotril
96. What/Who were you in your past life: Aliens have no past lives.
97. If you were to be reincarnated, you’d come back as…: a kangaroo
98. What are you going to do after you finish this? Post it in my blog.
99. How honest were you in answering this questionnaire? 74.32%
100. Last thing you want to say before you post this up: Do you feel like a Korean idol now? Hmmmmm…

Monday, January 19, 2009

100 Questions (Part 3)

51. Something you’re most worried about: family matters; my health
52. Times when you look most weak: after an odontectomy (death to all wisdom teeth in the universe!)
53. How do you NOT get dumped: Don’t be in a relationship.
54. 3 things a person NEEDS the most: family, good health, great job
55. Your grades in school: were okay from grade school to high school and turned to absolute crap when I got to college
56. #1 on your speed dial: God (I wish!)
57. Your mobile provider: Globe
58. Your phone bill every month: I honestly don’t know.
59. Places you want to visit: Korea and Japan
60. Your favorite TV program: Infinity Challenge, We Got Married
61. Last movie that pissed you off: When Love Begins (seriously, that was a total waste of Aga Muhlach’s talents…)
62. Most meaningful movie you’ve seen: In the Mood for Love or any WKW movie for that matter
63. Last movie you saw: Ang Tanging Ina Niyong Lahat
64. Movie/s you want to recommend: The Wrestler (haven’t seen it but my brother says it’s really good)
65. Favorite movie character: Stephen Chiau in God of Cookery
66. How many forums are you a member of: 2, maybe 3
67. Which forums do you frequent the most: soompi and asianfanatics
68. What you feel about these forums: I’m not much of a poster, but I really enjoy reading other members’ comments. Yeah, I’m a lurker and proud of it!
69. What you want to say to the mod of these forums: Lovely people like you should be rewarded.
70. Do you believe it is okay to marry someone else to save the person that you love: Huh? (Editing powers have reached their limits)
71.What would you do if your parents don’t approve of your would-be husband? Threaten them until they say yes?
72. Are you a player? Err, that depends on the game that is being played.
73. What time do you wake up? 7am (M-F); 9-10am (weekends)
74. Your usual bedtime: 11pm
75. If someone you met for the first time asked for your number: I’ll check first if he or she doesn’t look like someone who’d post my number on a dating site, and then I’ll let him/her have my digits.

(AN: Heechul's answers are funny, but I'm using Micky Yoochun's template. I'm not sure if there are variations, but if you want to check, here's the link for all you rabid fangirls out there: By the way, thanks to the owner of this site.)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

100 Questions (Part 2)

*The madness continues...*

26. Something you want these days: Clear mascara and my chuchay (just because I know bee will be reading this…hardiharhar)
27. Things you do when you’re home alone: I pretend I’m somewhere else.
28. What you say to yourself when you’re standing in front of the mirror: You’re an alien.
29. Clothes you’re wearing right now: grey drawstring pants, blue top, white and violet cardigan
30. How much money do you have in your wallet: less than 200php
31. What you want to buy for your boyfriend: a new girlfriend
32. Does height matter to you? Yes.
33. Your karaoke staples: Irreplaceable, Say What You Want
34. What would you do if you had plans with your friends but they never showed up: I’ll throw the mother of all tantrums.
35. What would you do if the person you loved cheated on you: Become the person I am today.
36. How long can you wait for the person you love: 5 minutes, tops!
37. When was your first kiss: with or without tongue?
38. Facial feature/s you are most satisfied with: ears.
39. Facial feature/s you hate the most: T-zone
40. People you miss the most right now: Badzie, Emil, Phoebe
41. When was your first love? Grade 6
42. Year when you cried the most: 2004-2005
43. When do you feel most grown up? When I pay the bills…
44. What you don’t like: This questionnaire.
45. When you feel happiest: After I’m done with this questionnaire.
46. When you were most flabbergasted: Every 7 minutes.
47. Best looking person of the opposite sex you’ve seen so far: UP Oblation
48. Why aren’t you going out with anyone: I’m going out with someone. Who wants to go out with just anyone?
49. What you feel towards that person: What person? (Lost in translation ini…)
50. What would you say to the people actually reading this: I’m sorry I can’t pay for your burned retinas.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

100 Questions (Part 1)

The closest I'll ever get to being a Korean idol...

1. Name: Melissa Rodriguez
2. Sex: Female
3. E-mail address: Sorry, but I’m scared of rabid fanboys…(haha!)
4. Birthday: September 16
5. Family: Mang Mel, Aling Meds, Badz, Badzie, Bamzie, plus the 8 million people claiming to be my relatives.
6. Height: 5’5” (Oh, I thought you meant ideal height.)
7. Weight: 100 lbs. (when I’m nekkid)
8. Something good about yourself: My kneecaps
9. Something bad about yourself: I have the forehead of a fifty-year old woman.
10. Describe your personality in one word: weird
11. Celebs that you like: local or foreign?
12. Songs you like: As long as it doesn’t fall under “songs I don’t like.”
13. Favorite season: Summer…sucks!
14. Game you’re good at: Pick hakbang
15. My ideal man: Park Myung Soo (hahahahahaha!)
16. Younger or older man? No preference.
17. Your mood right now: So-so, which is why I’m doing this…
18. What you have in your pocket right now: lint
19. Your take on sleepovers: Good, as long as alcohol isn’t involved.
20. Alcohol tolerance: 4 bottles (beer)
21. Drinking habits: Hmm, I’ll have to ask my drinking buddies.
22. First time you drank alcohol: High school, I think, can’t really remember.
23. When do you want to get married? In three years or so
24. About my singing: What about it?
25. About my dancing: What about it?

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Con Man
At first I couldn’t understand how someone like you could like someone like me. You were perfect in every way I wasn’t. I was particularly drawn to how you were exceptionally gracious in situations where most people would be showing their true colors. You had warmth that made me want to dip my toes into what seemed like very deep waters. You were Father Christmas, Gandhi, and John Lennon rolled into one person. In short, you were a dream and I was, well, I was the anti-dream.

Naturally, I had my reservations. I kept thinking about what other people would say. I was scared they’d take one look at us and shake their heads in wonder. I worried and worried until I was too tired to muster a single thought. In the end though, I just went with my greed and allowed us to be.

Of course, I was happy. Crazy happy. Who wouldn’t be? By then, I had resolved not to look this gift horse in the mouth. The extent of my happiness was such that had the world been torn into three pieces, I wouldn’t have noticed. It was insane. I was insane. But like I said, I was too happy to care.

Then came the day of reckoning. Actually, days of reckoning. It was Murphy’s Law. No, it was Murphy’s Extended Law. All of a sudden, you became another person. The kindness was gone. The charms I believed you possessed dissipated into thin air. You were still you, just not the you I had believed myself to be in love with. I was left thinking I had been with an impostor. “I was duped,” was the only explanation that made sense to me.

And did you take responsibility for it? No, you did not. I was broken in ways I did not know were possible. I realized now that you had it all planned from the start. In the end, it was my fault for falling into your traps.

Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 Resolutions

I don't even know why I'm surprised that Wikipedia has a page on New Year's Resolution ( It boggles the mind, well just my mind, which I realize isn't as boggle-proof as I know it to be. Anyway, since this is my first post for the year, I'll keep the digression to a minimum and just get on with it.

1. Stop procrastinating. Quite convincing, considering I'm writing my resolutions on the fifth day of the new year. Let me clarify that. I'm going to stop procrastinating right this moment. That's gives me about 360 days to unmake my procrastinator rep.

2. Be more positive. Apparently, there's this thing called Positive Realism, which I'm not gonna get into today, because I don't know jack about it. I do know what positive thinking is, at least the basic theory. It's just the application that needs to be perfected. (My affirmation for today: Loving myself heals my life. I nourish my mind, body and soul.)

3. Lead a healthy lifestyle. Post holiday pounds have got to go. Ditto for my addiction to diet soda and sugary treats. I do have commitment issues when it comes to exercising. But I do think 30 minutes a day (cardio plus weights) would not be a problem.

4. Flex my writing muscles. I admit I have neglected blogging last year. For 2009, I'm looking at 120 posts for this blog and about 10 short fic drafts. I just hope my muse cooperates, if not, I'm gonna have to find another job.

5. Pray without ceasing. It's a love-hate relationship, the one I have with the Almighty. Honestly, I just want to eliminate the hate part. For today, I'm holding this thought close to my heart: For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 8:38-39)