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familiar places (people i know).
delightful back alleys.
random finds.

Don't hold your love over my head ~ Come Back To Bed (john mayer)


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June 20, 2007
posted by Nk. at 12:12 AM

okay. i am sleep-typing this.

so i was dead-tired today. so dead-tired that when i got home i gave zombie kisses to my parents and mumbled incoherent words to my mother about waking me up when Which Star Are You From is on. then i proceeded to my room, plopped down the bed in my underwear, and went unconscious.

i came back to the world at 12am. and decided that i should let everyone know that imannahave a flying-kicking-bruce-lee's-statue shot of myself when i get to HongKong. how i'm gonna do that? bring a trampoline, i guess?

(bruce lee statue in HongKong)
yeaa. i can tell he can't wait for me to make a fool of myself.

also, since there is no wax statue of my love joo ji hoon at madame tussauds yet, maybe i'm gonna settle for a nice picture of me molesting getting snuggly with popular hallyu star bae yung joon or maybe a shot of myself discussing matters of world interest with mao zedong. seven more days to gooo -- let's just hope i don't hit my head somewhere hard and die before i get to do these things.

now back to neverland.

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June 17, 2007
posted by Nk. at 10:39 PM

father's day today! =)

my sister and i decided to treat our parents to the movies, and we chose to watch Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. it's been years since my dad and mom went to the movies together, my dad says the last time he saw a movie was in a theater that is now gone, kamusta naman 'yun di ba?

Pirates was great! and i'm not saying this just because johnny depp is cute and i heart him A LOT, but johnny depp is one brilliant actor. mesmerizing to say the least, ever since his edward scissorhands (one of my fave movies, ever!) days. besides, chow yun fat got to kiss keira knightley in the movie! haha!

will review Pirates in a later post =)

but first,

now i know where i got my sweet tooth from =)

when i was little i was some sort of daddy's girl...well i guess all little girls are, when they're still little. LOL.

we're not very close, sometimes i don't know what to do when he does something sweet. but, i love my dad, like i do my mom. but we should go out on dates more often, dontcha think? =P

happy father's day to all daddies out there!

*more pics coming up later =)

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June 16, 2007
posted by Nk. at 6:23 PM

@#$%*&@. badtrip.

i hate employment.

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June 15, 2007
posted by Nk. at 12:28 PM

this week is almost over, another week to go.

i can hardly wait for my sweet escape.

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June 14, 2007
posted by Nk. at 2:20 AM

how many times can a girl be giddy in a day?

first, a visit from Apo Jim *blush blush*

second, stumbling on a video of four cute guys wrestling with their clothes. hahaha.

and then some.

the gods must be kind.

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June 12, 2007
posted by Nk. at 8:09 AM

i never wished for rain so hard like i did yesterday. it was so hot and humid the whole day, the slightest movement was an effort. even getting up from a chair was dizzying. it seemed like the sun moved closer to earth, rays licking the surface mercilessly, ensuing a slow, painful burning. even the air was hot.

late in the afternoon the sky darkened, the breeze cooling a little. it looked like it was going to rain, and i couldn't be happier.

the sky was gloomy, the clouds a sad gathering of gray and white.

but the rain never came.

i guess the rain went someplace else.

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June 11, 2007
posted by Nk. at 11:27 PM

several years ago i found this poem in the stuffy library while researching for my thesis. the author wasn't popular, but this poem is nevertheless one of my favorites.

ambiguous love poem
by martha elizabeth

what joy,
to love as an infant loves,
enchanted by a smile, a voice
the touch of one finger
i would have settled for too little,
had you spared it
the small hope is hardest to renounce
because it seems possible,
poor sparrow of desire,
wrung and discarded
below the kitchen window
a jaybird screams from the roof
the teakettle shrills into silence
that invisible realm
painful as steam
which turns to water in my hand -
wiped across my forehead,
cool, like a blessing.
you remind me
how alone i am.
no one else consoles me like that.

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posted by Nk. at 1:50 PM

ang inniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttt!

this is how far my energy takes me today.

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June 9, 2007
posted by Nk. at 12:16 AM

totally the coolest middle-aged men around.

and i mean that in a good, no, GREAT way.


Danny, Boboy and Jim of the Apo Hiking Society brought the house down in their concert here in the city last night. i was feeling sick the whole day, and almost didn't want to go. but it was to be my first Apo concert, and it was going to be with my mom (and with yen and her boyfriend karl). so i went, feeling so drabby i was literally dragging my feet to the venue. when we got to the albay astrodome it was hell-hot. and i mean hell-hot -- the air-conditioning was not working, and it felt like ten thousand people squeezed in one sauna. it was so unbelievably hot i was sure i was going to lose consciousness, or what was left of my sanity. after the concert i was 10 pounds lighter. or at least felt like it.

Despite the heat though, the legendary trio sang their hits (that happen to span three decades, wow!) with much gusto, and entertained the people in the sauna with funny anecdotes and jokes (they even did a Beyonce number! so funny). when they sang "Panalangin", i swear i saw visions of my wedding party in my head. i mean MY wedding party? come on, hahaha.

one of the best moments in the stage was in "la la la la" part of their song "Ewan", when Boboy picked up a bunch of cartolinas that had "LA LA LA LA" in them and the three geniuses urged the audience to sing (which didn't require them to lift a finger - the crowd was in love) with them. when i saw my mom laughing and clapping along i knew that coming to the concert was all worth it.

The APO was so good that they had an encore. everybody was melting in the heat (including them - grabe they were wearing long sleeved "costume" tunics "na may lining pa!" - sabi ni Boboy hahaha) but they still sang one of their most-loved songs, Awit ng Barkada. perfect way to end one of the best, if not the best, concert ever in the city.

and did i say that i have a long-running school-girl crush on jim paredes?


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June 8, 2007
posted by Nk. at 12:37 AM

animals hold a soft spot in my heart.

you'll never see me cry in dramatic movies or TV series. but i cried over Land Before Time, Free Willy, and over National Geographic Specials on wild animals.

the sight of elephants being killed for their meat and ivory on TV tonight broke my heart.

i will never understand how people can destroy something so beautiful. i hope that we can still save them, before they become part of a "once upon a time" tale we are going to tell to our children and grandchildren in the near future.

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June 7, 2007
posted by Nk. at 11:40 PM

tagged by eipp =)

1. write about how much addicted you are towards something.

2. don't forget to include the percentage of 'addictedness' towards that thing.

3. all with one condition. the total percentage must reach 100%.

4. you MUST tag others and continue tagging but please don't forget to explain the rules and notify that person so they know they had been tagged.

heeeeeeeee. i'm tempted to say i'm addicted to just one thing, err, person...but okay, okay, i'll name my other addictions so tagging me won't be so useless.

50% - anything Korean. Korean culture, Korean movies, Korean language, going to Korea, korean fashion. jologs ba? who freakin' cares. and yes, that 50% is 40% addiction to The Guy Who I Sing "I Wanna Have Your Babies" To. heeeeeeee.

20% - the internet. i'm only offline when i sleep. and that's like what, 3, 4 hours? and if it's "brownout". or if i'm out partying. or drunk. or somewhere where there's no PC around.

20% - reading, blogging and books.

10% - taking pictures. of me. and the rest of the world.

who to tag? i'm lazy, so let's tag everyone who lays eyes on this post. hahaha.

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June 6, 2007
posted by Nk. at 12:58 AM

i was trolling in cyberspace when i came upon eipp's blog. 20 seconds in her 17-year old's space and something which felt like seeing a UFO land in my backyard began to dawn on me.

what on earth was i doing when i was 17? aside from being baduy, what on earth was i when i was 17?

i can't remember.

maybe i will, when i wake up later. maybe the stupendous humidity will squeeze some teenage memories out of my brains. the heat these days is unbelievable. it's as if God is really pissed off about something. or forgot something He was cooking in the kitchen. prolly my boyfriend to be. poor guy. burnt without even having to go to hell. or meeting me.

okay stop. rambling already. time to shut up and sleep.

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June 4, 2007
posted by Nk. at 11:45 PM

this is a long-overdue answer to trx's tagging me a while back, hehe.

okay, here goes 10 reasons to hate me (more?) hahaha:

INSTRUCTIONS: A person who gets tagged must write in his or her blog ten weird things or habits or little known facts about himself or herself. He or she should also state this rule clearly. At the end, he or she should tag six other people, except the one who tagged him or her.

1. i have a mean streak that can be provoked by repetitive stupid behavior.

2. i am gravely offended by people littering. when in my company, i will consider it a personal offense if somebody throws a candy wrap out the car window or on the street. i know it sounds diva-ish, but i consider the environment an extension of my life (and yours too) and i think people should be more responsible. i always feel like slapping a person whining on TV about the government not being able to do something about the regular flooding in their area when they can't even throw their garbage in the right place. *ends rant here*

3. i move in slow motion in the morning.

4. years ago, on my first job-searching venture in manila i lived with my good friend owen in a room in cubao that was just a little bigger than our CR here at home and had no windows. there were three jobless human beings living in that closet for a time, and we exhausted our useless phase in the world by reading everything we can get our hands on. the Bible, cheesy tagalog paperbacks, owen's magazines which had half-naked men in them, and F. Sionil Jose books.

the first thing that would qualify in this post is that one, i actually began to like those cheesy tagalog paperbacks that in my normal state of mind i would never, NEVER, even touch with one finger. it came to a point when us three useless citizens would go to 7-11 to *cringe* buy some new titles. ohgad. what joblessness can do to you.

5. the second thing that would qualify would be owen calling me "bourgeoisie" after we had a discussion about F. Sionil Jose's novel - Mass. i can't remember what exactly we were talking about, but for a time i wondered if he meant it as a compliment...or as an insult. LOL.

6. i was really a meanie to men when i was in college. i had a rabid feminist phase, where i saw men as well, to borrow words from idol miriam "lower species". a guyfriend asks, pwede ba kitang ihatid sainyo? and i'll have this completely blank face and ask him, do i look like i can't find my own way home to you? or he asks, what will you say if someone says, i love you to you? then he gets an amused reply from me: "thank you?" (years later our common friends would tell me that he was actually uhm, confessing...aaww, poor guy)

kaya parang nakakarma ako ngayon eh. hahaha.

7. tamad ako manuklay. that is why most of the time people will see me with what seems to resemble a nest on top of my head.

8. i've mentioned this in an earlier tag before -- i rarely have my jeans washed. i know, like -- it's "eew". but when it comes to my jeans, as long as it won't have a life of its own yet it's fine with me. hahaha.

9. i'm far too lazy to iron my clothes. unless it's a special occasion that requires me to look in such a way so as not to embarrass other people (ie, weddings, funerals, award ceremonies etc), i do not iron my clothes.

10. i tend to get bored easily. so i like it when things change, or something totally different comes up. if i didn't need to earn money for a living i wouldn't be caught dead being an employee. i like being my own boss. but that's already number 11 and the tag only says 10. haha!

so eto, damay-damay ulit? i'm now tagging emir, peachy, foxxy, aya, shey, and bianca (chasecake, help, haha)

some more notes for today:

- TODAY IS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY! do something for mother nature guys, it'll be good for you, whether you believe it or not!

- poor paris hilton, being joked about at the MTV awards like that, and she was around to experience the whole thing. i'm not a fan or anything, but i hope the girl learns something from this experience.

- still not over the vote counting cheating? i cannot believe that it takes a whole friggin' month to count the votes in this country. finish it already and get some real work done!

- song for the day: Everyday, by Dave Matthews Band. =)

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