just because...

why do i love this pic?
lemme count the ways:
my skin looks blemish and pimple free...
i look fair skinned here...
the smile is genuine and not that "caught in the moment ka plastican" smile...
i love this outfit...
i am with people that i love....
to sum it up,
this is the most flattering picture i have of myself to date...
i know, loser mode on...

photo credit to rica dorola...your cam rocks off socks
whatever that means...


just nothing...

di nato ma deny na insecure ko,
pero di sad nato ma deny na flirt ka...

boxed out

contrary to "thinking out of the box",
my dad always tells us that "there is no box".
i so beg to differ.
in my world, there is a box.
and the box's 4 sided walls is made up of our policies (country, work, house),
my parents and other authority figures 
and mother nature (sometimes, you just can't defy gravity).
dad, there is a box.
the trick is not to think outside the box but to think of ways to destroy/demolish it.

*pessimistic post. please forgive me.

for S...

written on: 05.26.10 3:16am

your song on replay
strummed strings granting ties that bind
a melody that conveys longing
a harmony of love
and as you look at me while you sing,
rendering each lyric true,
slowly, i understand...

* oh yes, my inner genius unveils during the wee hours of the morning

hot and cold

i am not a kitchen wizard.
but this afternoon, due to sheer boredom,
my mom and i decided to bake a recipe i've been itching to try.
result was amazing. 
i prefer mine to be topped with strawberry ice cream...

1 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
7 tbsps. cocoa powder, divide to 3tbsps and 4 tbsps
1 1/4 cup white sugar, divided into 3/4 and 1/2 cups
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cup hot water

preheat oven to 350 degrees
in a dry bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tbsps. cocoa and 3/4 cup white sugar.
stir in milk, melted butter and vanilla to flour mixture
mix until smooth
pour in an ungreased baking dish
in a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar and 4 tbsps. cocoa
sprinkle this mixture evenly over the batter
pour hot water over this mixture
resist temptation and DO NOT STIR. this is the crucial and magical point.
bake for about 40 minutes.
after baking, cool for a few minutes and serve to fabulous guests and family.

*best with ice cream on top but optional.
* cake may seem under baked but that's the best part. 
slicing it and seeing the chocolate ooze from underneath would make you want to devour it whole right then and there.

credits to
for the recipe and photos...


world's worst bakasyonista...

i have nothing to boast about.
my 4 day vacation was spent:

1. honing my domestic skills 
(cleaning, washing dishes, cooking chicken, acting as referee to two brats that cannot get along),

2. inventing excuses to get out of the house
(day 1: i'm gonna go to the mall to buy shorts
day 2: i'm gonna go to the mall and return the shorts i bought yesterday...
yes, i am really imaginative)

3. spending 2 thousand pesos on worthless junk

i am the world's worst "bakasyonista"...
can anyone shout LOSER louder cause i just can't hear you...

thank god for previously planned meet ups with college friends.
despite unexpected deaths (loise's uncle...may he rest in peace) 
and resort reservation problems, 
we managed to get together for some clean fun
(unbelievable, nang laag mi nga walay muni!!!).
instead of going to bantayan (my sole purpose for requesting my vacation leave),
we saw a movie and had dinner instead.
yeah, major downgrade, i know. 
but we still had fun.

my duty shoes are now sparkly clean 
(i can be the new model for surf's ad...la la la la la la...),
my room now dust minimized (but still not dust free),
my wallet and bank account thousands of pesos lighter.
 i am still not re-energized.
i blame the major cleaning for that.

to prepare myself for duty, i refilled my trodat with ink, 
had my nails clipped short and filed
and as  a treat, i bought myself the glazed choco donuts i've been craving for from starbucks
welcome back work slave...
i am so not excited...
well, except for payday, which happens to be today...
i love earning back the moolah i lost over my days of depression...

vacation leave ends now... =(

*off topic: i love my slutty nails.... =)

* my pictures are totally unrelated to my frustrated ramblings...