Saturday, October 20, 2007

Belated. :)

Before anything else, I would like to share this blog link to anyone looking for a good laugh.

And yes. It's Inday's blog. The Harvard-worthy maid. :D

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Our (Ben, Jewilyn, and me) birthday celebration at Romjin's place, San Jose Tarlac City, Philippines.

Kam said there were lots of food, I hope they saved some for me! Hahaha. As if. :P

Anyway, I wish I was there with you guys.. I miss you so much! It's nice to know na after 3 years of high school graduation, you still hang out with each other and still pull off the same ol' jokes.

*Wait til I get my hands on you, June and Louie! Horse huh?! LOL. :)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Recalling Birthdays

This is the very first (post)card/greeting I received for my birthday. I know its an automated greeting from the University, but--what the heck. I'm getting a 22 oz soda for free! (problem is, I have no idea where that snack bar is)

Well, at least kahit automated, naalala nyang birthday ko. Hindi siya nagmalfunction, o kaya nabura yung memory nang biglaan. Buti pa yung computer, naaalala yung birthday ko.

I have always thought about how my 18th birthday would turn out. I have always hoped that by this time, I'm a 3rd year nursing student at SLU, and I would be celebrating this special day with my family and friends. I never ever dreamt of wearing a gown on that day. Everyone would be in their most comfortable outfits, having fun. Well, these all changed when we got here.

Now, I don't want any parties. I just want to stay home and spend time with my family. A nice DVD would be nice with some popcorn and Dr. Pepper (my favorite ).

I miss being a kid.

This was taken on my third birthday. Take note of the fashion trend those days. Mom, my aunts, and ate Tina would roll some ground rice (?!) for sampelot while I steal some food from the table. Me and my cousins were running around the house, with the string of our balloons tied on our wrist. Ah, yes. Balloons. Lots and lots of balloons make up my birthday. They were tied on almost every chair, every handle, and every kid's hand, while a bunch was kept in the bathroom to prevent other kids from getting them (they're exclusively for me, Mom made sure of that).

This is my favorite picture of me and Inang, my grandmother (I think this is our only picture together..hmmmm). And this was on my first birthday. I terribly miss her. I just hope she gets well real soon. I keep praying for that.

That white cloth you see with lots of cut outs holds a lot of memories. It was used for (I think) 5 or 6 birthday celebrations, and that same tablecloth was also the one used when Sir Gherold spoke for our Values Ed. class *sings "I remember the daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay" XD* and that's what I wrapped around myself when I "joined" Ms. UN (I was Ms. Israel). I wonder where it is now.

I miss home so much. Wish I could go back, even just for a day. It's been years since I had a really fun birthday celebration. I miss celebrating it with family and friends. I miss being happy knowing I lived for another year.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Desktop Transformation and Profile Backgrounds

Because I was tagged by DipDeep, I have to post a screenshot of my newly transformed Windows XP desktop (I did it just last night--so his tag's a perfect excuse for me to boast my desktop's new look.. hehe)

Note: Start Copy Here!
My Desktop Free View Instruction:

A. Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun. :D

You can do a screen capture by: [1] Going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key). [2] Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V). [3] If you wish, you can “edit” the image, before saving it.

B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons. Things like that.

C. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well.

D. Add your name to this list of Free Viewers with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants.

Here it is!

I have always loved the city lights of Manila at night. This kind of scenery holds a lot of memories, especially during that time when we were fetching dad from the airport (once every year) and I was itching to go home so that I can see my pasalubongs. I sat on the car, staring out of the window at night, gaping at the tall buildings, huge billboards, and bright lights, while listening to the mellow songs from the car's stereo. My, I do miss the Philippines--and the people in it.

I have very few icons on my desktop because first, I do not actually use these shortcuts to navigate. I'm used to clicking the start button and choosing the application rather than double-clicking the desktop icon. Second, I find it messy to have loads of icons in my desktop. No offense to those who have gazilion icons in their desktops ha. It just means that you're busier than I am.

Let me see... I'm tagging:

, Liza, Yana, Lin, and Martin.

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I'm making profile backgrounds for Friendster, Myspace and Multiply. You can also use them at Blogger. I'm also planning to make headers, content boxes and reply boxes for Multiply. All you have to do is send me the CSS of the theme which pictures you would like me to modify. You can browse lots of Multiply themes at

*I'm giving credits to the websites and people who own the pictures I use, so don't worry about being sued (as if. XD).

Here are some of my work:

*I'm still working my way around Photoshop so they're not really that good. And I have no *ideas* to start with, so I have an excuse :D.
*The pictures are watermarked because I want to know who will be using these, so basically, you have to let me know first if you want to use them, so I could give you the one with no watermarks.
*If you would like to request for backgrounds, please e-mail me at (and not by leaving a comment here or in the tagboard).

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We will be dissecting cats tomorrow. *dies*