The gorgeous Roma tagged me on this awhile back. Actually it came with a Stylish Blogger Award (me, stylish! woohoo!). I don’t know about being stylish, but I do know about random posts! I am Mastah of Random Posts! Say it with me.. Mastahhh..
Seven Random Things
1. You know that song 7 Things by Miley Cyrus? I actually like that song. I don’t like her, but I like a lot of her songs like The Climb and Party in the USA. They are very catchy, you know.
2. I am obsessed with this get-up by Angela Montenegro (played by Michaela Conlin) of Bones, one of the coolest TV series ever. This is from an episode in the first season. If you watch Bones, you’ll know how long ago that was. Anyway, THAT is what I want to wear if ever I get to gallivant in some desert-like foreign place with rocks and boulders and stuff.
3. Carpet Head’s turned me into a dog lover. I used to say I love dogs but didn’t really mean it. Now I do! Dogs are cutie pies, whether big or small. Cats and kittens, too.
|Bibo the Pomeranian-Spitz, one of the four dogs at Carpet Head’s. Baby looks terrified. :P|
4. Since I am now a dog lover, I once fantasized that if ever I had two chocolate labs, I would name them Chuckie and Milo after the yummy chocolate drinks. I’m so clever, I know. My dream puppy though is a rough-coated Jack Russel Terrier like Nippy from the movie Problem Child or my friend’s dog Tobi the Stud. CUTIE PIE!
5. I am still trying to grow my hair long. I love short hair, but I miss ponytails. Plus, I’m bored with my look again and I’m thinking I should grow it long first before I can cut it again into some new style. HAH. Let’s see how long I can stand the awkward-fly-away-growing-hair stage.
6. Holy crap. For a “Mastah of Random Posts” I am having a hard time doing this random post. It’s taking me so darn loooong. Gaahhhh…. Is it over yet???
7. I am bored.
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Aaaand I’m back in the concrete jungle after five glorious days of fun, rain, rapids, friendship, and ultimate.
Anyway, a bunch of us went white water rafting the day after we arrived. I must say, shooting the rapids is great fun. Of course, we only did the beginners level since all but one of us were first-timers, but it was still crazy. The beginners level consisted of 12 major rapids, with a couple of drops that had us holding on for dear life. It was fun trying not to fall off the raft. There were also calm moments inbetween rapids and we were allowed to get in the water. Good thing the river wasn’t murky that day. Hopefully we’ll get to try the advanced level next time.
Rafting only took half a day so we had time to chill and relax in our hotel. Our digs for the weekend was New Dawn Pensionne. Five of us shared this 1180-bucks-per-night “executive room.” Seven of our teammates shared another room. Cozy. :P
Of course, since I was in my home sweet home, Carpet Head and I met up with the family for dinner.
Saturday and Sunday were spent playing ultimate in Camp Evangelista. There were 23 teams that participated in the tournament. TWENTY-THREE. That’s 22 teams from Visayas and Mindanao plus Roaches from Manila. Holy cow. Teams were divided into two pools. Roaches were in Pool A and we had four round-robin games on Saturday. We won our first game against Davao’s Mullato by universal point. The second game against Luktonz was also a close one. We lost to Iligan Redhorses by universal point, but won the last game against Blacksheep. The fam was able to catch that last game. Yay! My mom didn’t understand a thing. Haha. Oh well.
I’m forgetting at this moment the other team we played against in the quarters and semis the next day. I only remember that we played against Luktonz again. Carpet Head and I were supposed to fly out to Manila after the semis to catch a wedding in Tagaytay, but then our flight was delayed so we decided to head back to the games because we’d end up missing the entire wedding anyway. We made it back just as the finals started: Roaches vs KKK. It was a very spirited game, with a few players from both sides getting subbed out due to leg cramps and what not. Anyway, to make a long story short, Roaches won! Yay!
Um, that’s it. Yayyy. Provincial tourneys are muy fun.
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Whoa, reading wins! Yay!
Yes, I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit, but I haven’t been neglecting my reading. Yay for me. When I was in CDO for the holidays, I picked up these two books from Booksale:
Being, by Kevin Brooks, is a novel for young adults. It’s about a 16-year-old loner named Robert Smith whose life takes a crazy turn when he goes in for a routine endoscopy. While under anesthesia, he hears the doctor say that his insides aren’t human. Armed men come into the picture and Robert decides to flee. He hooks up with a young woman who happens to be in the business of fake identities and papers. The book is all about them running and Robert trying to figure out who or what he is. The book was interesting enough up until the ending. The ending sucked. That is all.
A Million Little Pieces, on the other hand, I liked not only for the easy writing style, but also because it didn’t bore me. It’s a semi-fictional account of the author’s six weeks in rehab. The book opens to the event that led to the author being admitted to a rehab center. Twenty-three year old James Frey wakes up in a plane. He can’t remember how he got there and can’t remember why he has a hole on his face. His parents meet him at the airport and drive him to a rehab clinic, where he meets all sorts of people and struggles to control his life-long addiction to drugs and alcohol. There are some pretty graphic parts, like that bit where the author had to have a root canal sans anesthesia (the doctor wasn’t allowed to give him any drug). Can you imagine that. Interesting read.
So that’s two books – one boring, one gruesome. But wait, there’s more! A few weekends ago, sister and I found us a few goodies in Fullybooked. YAY. Found another kiddie series to read. Little novels for the young ‘uns are my thing these days.
I’m talking about The Mysterious BenedictSociety books. When I read the blurb for the first book, I just couldn’t resist.
Are you a gifted child looking for Special Opportunities?
The Mysterious Benedict Society is about these four kids, 12 and younger, who, after answering an ad on the paper and successfully completing a series of tests and challenges, find themselves as Mr. Benedict’s new recruits for a very important mission. With their special talents and abilities, they must defeat a criminal mastermind who is intent on taking over the world. Awesome. Seriously, the plot, the writing, and the characters are not kiddie at all. Kinda reminds me of Harry Potter, only they don’t use magic but SCIENCE and LOGIC. Oh, ha?
The Mysterious Benedict Society series is the literary work of one Trenton Lee Stewart. Illustrations are by Carson Ellis (yay for pictures!). I’m on the third book.
|My bro’s kids and our little darlings Yuan (who’s 6, I think) and Yanna (11) with all the presents. Taken on Christmas eve. Oh, that’s Fluffy sitting comfortably on the pile of presents.|
|Yuan and Yanna again with all their loot. We didn’t have a Christmas tree, but we had a MAT OF CHRISTMAS! Oh, there’s Fluffy, too, totally owning all the presents.|
|I just had to take a photo of Ma’s classic de-pedal sewing machine. She has a newer one, but she still prefers to use this. She couldn’t take pedalling anymore though, so she had an electric pedal attached.|
|Ah the traditional family studio pic. LOVE.|
|It’s the folks with the kiddies again! This time at the Thai resto where we had dinner to celebrate my parents’ anniversary.|
|Yours truly with my sister Vera and brother Dondi.|
|The family having coffee and dessert. My favorite photo of the bunch.|
I’d love to do a post about the past year, you know, the highs and lows and what not, and about my hopes and dreams for the new year, but right now I got nothing. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I have all these stuff in my head, but I just can’t seem to write them down. Unfortunately, I’m still in a “lazy blogger” mood. I cannot write for the life of me and having a cool 12MP camera phone hasn’t actually made me trigger happy slash photo crazy… yet. I promise I will get down and boogie on this blog as soon as possible. But for now, I will leave you with these photos, which just about sum up how my holidays were:
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