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Thursday, January 30, 2003

Hiccups went away. Just as I was starting up the meeting I noticed that I don't have hiccups anymore. Natakot siguro. The meeting went OK. I published the minutes already. pwede akong maging sexytary kasi ang ganda nung mga ginagawa kong minutes. Syempre ako lang ang nagsasabi nun. heh.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/30/2003 11:21:00 PM

Damn hiccups won't go away. I have a meeting to chair in less than 30 minutes, I can't speak with this! Tried drinking water, holding my breath and even asked BB to scare the hell out of me. All to no avail. AAAAArrrrrgggghhhh!

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/30/2003 09:08:00 PM

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Jaemark has been receiving quite a number of messages from Jules Ledesma. Honestly, I don't know if it really is THE Jules Ledesma. According to them they checked the IP and it checked with Jules's webhost. If he's not the real Jules Ledesma then he's doing a good job covering the IP part. Kaya lang, his messages suck. Sentences are weird, like choppy when read. I wanted to believe that it's really him, but the way he writes doesn't really convince me. Jules is now often referenced in that site. It's just so mockingly funny, I keep coming back for more.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/29/2003 10:21:00 PM

A smiling Jen. - Norah Jones and coffee early today. - Just 5 e-mails in my inbox, only 4 needs to be answered. - An SMS from someone who I thought had forgotten me. - jeans fitting a little loose. - A meeting moved to a later time. - Paper hand towels replacing hand dryers.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/29/2003 03:42:00 PM

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

I am NOT a cool cucumber. Nerbyosa ako. Don't know if it's because of the damn coffee or because I'm scared to fail. DM called me last night to clarify some numbers. He was right. I forgot about the money I alloted for hardware. Good thing I still have some time to review it before actual hardware budget gets finalized in March. Hay! I am more of an engineer than a manager. I can really feel my need to do more coding and debugging rather than budgeting and vision creating. One of those days again when I miss Johnny B's presence. That guy left me to the wolves. I don't think I was well prepared when he left. I don't have his skills in management yet. Ika nila, hindi pa ako hinog. Now it's up to me to do the catching up. It's early morning and there's still a lot that can happen.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/28/2003 04:45:00 PM

Monday, January 27, 2003

So, I listened to John Mayer. Ok, I admit I was wrong. There is some good in his songs. Kahit gasgas na, I liked Your body is a wonderland. PInakinggan ko kasi maigi ang lyrics. Plus, BB has a copy of Stephen Speaks's No Doubt. Mushy ng songs nila. heh. By the way, because of Chel's "fascination" with my calling DA POGI, DA POGI and having my blog at, check out my new nickname. :) Later, it'll be Norah Jones. I'm going over to bespren's to get a copy. :D

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/27/2003 07:21:00 PM

Sunday, January 26, 2003

Things I love about spending a lazy saturday afternnoon with DA POGI. 1. I get to watch all the movies I've missed via DVD. 2. He knows all the movies that I want to watch and comes prepared with a DVD copy. :D 3. There's always time for chismisan. (Yes! We do that!) 4. There's always time for cuddling. :D 5. I can wear my most comfotable and rattiest clothes without being judged. 6. I get to find out something about myself. (He says I cook a mean adobo!) 7. I get to find out something about him. (He... o well secret!) 8. It's a good way to enjoy myself without shelling out money. 9. Dexter's Pizza 10. It means no worries for the rest of the day! :D

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/26/2003 11:41:00 PM

So I went DVD shopping yesterday. Paid a visit to my favorite DVD pirate. Got myself a copy of the first 3 seasons of Sex and the City and Season 2 of Friends. DA POGI gave me Season 1 of Friends for Christmas. Also grabbed a copy of Chicago, which is now recommended by 2 people from the barrio. Hay! I spent most of my bonus buying these. At least, I am satisfied with the number of DVDs I have now. Medyo matagal tagal, bago ako bumalik dun. :) Watched One-Hour Photo. Robin Williams is scary. If someone stalked me like that, with his looks and everything, matakot na lang ako. :) His character is the guy you pity and fear at the same time. Pero grabe ha! Michael Vartan had a sorta frontal nudity scene in that movie. Or maybe, my eyes are just fast enough to catch a glimpse of it. :D Saturday was DVD marathon day with DA POGI. After One-Hour Photo, we watched Simone. Al Pacino is a funny guy. Ang weird ha! These serious actors are venturing into comedy. Robert De Niro is one hell of a funny guy in Meet the Parents, then Analyze This and now Analyze That. Then I find out about Pacino. The comedians are venturing into serious acting, like Williams and Jim Carrey, although, after the Truman Show, I have yet to see a movie that I liked that starred him. We watched Enemy of the State din. Then he left and I watched Bridget Jones's Diary. Sulit na sulit ang DVD player ko.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/26/2003 04:48:00 PM

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Finally! Submitted my assessment. Grabe! It's so hard to sell all the tasks that I did this year. Had to go through all the weeklies that I made for the whole of last year. Buti na lang, I'm such a packrat. I have all my weekly reports. Still have to do performance appraisal for BB. Plus polish our plan 2003.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/23/2003 09:59:00 PM

I did skip class. Left the office at 5 on account of my not feeling well. By 7PM they were calling me with issues. Thus the reason I am online. Ambagal naman ng reposnse nung IT. :(

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/23/2003 05:13:00 AM

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

I was out sick this morning. I have no idea why I had a slight fever this morning. Went to bed early last night because of a headache then when I woke up this morning my joints were somewhat aching and I had a fever. I've been very sickly lately. Last year I used up almost all of my sick leave. I was down with the flu thrice last year and had a cold almost all year round. I've told this to the doctor during my last physical and she wasn't at all alarmed. Maybe I need to just change my vitamin supplements? :( I'm skipping class today.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/22/2003 08:32:00 PM

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Pinag-iinit nito ang ulo ko. It is true what they say that there should be significant improvement in government projects because of the taxes we pay. I am from the workforce. My salary gets deducted every month by about 1/3. I have no choice but to fork over the money. I work my butt off with no OT pay and the government takes a large bulk of my salary. I have no other source of income, because I choose to dedicate my time to my work alone. Why is it that they get paid more than I do when I went through the whole 11 years of education. My brain gets fried most of the time from work and my schooling. They are paid to look good and entertain us. I must admit that its a hard thing to do. But I choose to use the logical side of my brain instead of the artistic side and I get paid waaaayyyy less than they do. Plus they have a higher chance of being elected to public office than I do. What's my point? If they don't like the taxes imposed on them, they should just quit showbusiness, get a day job. If they think that we have it easier, then they go ahead and wreak havoc in the senate. If they didn't want these laws, why didn't they protest even before it was made a law. I rest my case.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/21/2003 09:07:00 PM

Sometimes the blogging world can really be so small. I can always find something in common with the people who's blogs I read often. I first started to blog because I came upon Nic's site. Nic is a high school acquiantance. I met him during one of those CMLI conventions in Baguio and he was quite close with a close friend of mine. From Nic's blog, I chanced upon Trixy's. Trixy and I work for the same company, though she is now assigned offshore. Blue Arden and I both live in Mandaluyong gauging upon his posts regarding the Christmas village. Mitch is a college classmate and was my officemate at our first jobs. Aisa is a friend I met in Alimasag. Rosa and I are both still studying while working. I know that there are still some common things out there. Just have to figure them out. :)

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/21/2003 07:16:00 PM

I've done something really OC-OC. I listed all my DVDs, in an Excel spreadsheet, alphabetically with cast and genre listed. I also put in who borrowed the DVD (if ever it was out). Did the same for DA POGI's DVDs. Everything's all organized! I'm so happy. :p

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/21/2003 05:09:00 PM

Getting better at the badminton stuff. Though still needs a lot of improvement, especially on my footwork. BB and I played a set. Sus! pinaghabol ako ng mokong. This is his payback for all the bad things I do to him. heh! Anyways, my knees hurt. Looks like I ran too much. Sweat was running down my back and forehead like waterfall. Well, I exaggerate but I was sweating so hard. Buti na lang, I wore my cotton capri. At least medyo magaan sya at nasisipsip ang pawis. Next week uli! Bili na ako ng racket, promise.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/21/2003 02:41:00 AM

Monday, January 20, 2003

I was in the middle of class last night when K called me. I would reject the call everytime my phone rang, but the girl was insistent. Called me 3 times. Couldn't take it anymore so I went out and took her call. She was at the hospital to visit her younger sister, who was suffering from severe headaches and stomach pains. K's sister, N was taken to the hospital last Saturday. She underwent a series of tests because the doctor cannot pinpoint her exact illness. Yesterday, she was finally taken to see an OBGYN and they found out that she was with child. Heard about all the variations of p****i** from K. Which was not at all shocking. She cussed the same word when her bf of 5 years broke up with her. Last night, I can't help but pity N. I know that she made a mistake and is suffering the consequences, but if I were in her position and all of my family is angry with me, I can't help but feel depressed. N was a close friend of my sister as well. When my sis found out, she was shocked. See, my sister and I believe that with all the available contraceptions in the convenience store, getting pregnant would be a distinct possibility. Ika nga nila, if you can't be good, be safe. I don't think K and her sis talk about stuff like this. In my case I know my sister is smart enough not to disappoint our family this way. Hay! Wawa naman yung bata. :(

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/20/2003 06:04:00 PM

Sunday, January 19, 2003

Added links to tsading and :)

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/19/2003 09:27:00 PM

DA POGI has a new phone. A nokia 6610. He got it just last Saturday after a week of waiting. See, his phone bills from Globe were high enough for the Smart people to give him a free phone if he availed the same plan from them. So he switched, giving Smart his Globe SIM and his old 5110 for a new 6610. Anyways, I still love my trusty 8250. I've no plans of replacing it yet even when the hype is all about MMS. I wanted to get a T68i for the longest time, but since the 8250 was a gift, it holds some sort of sentimental value. Once I have money, I know what I want. I want a 3Mpixel digital camera, preferably Sony for easier servicing; either a Palm Tungsten or a Toshiba Pocket PC; and of course a new phone. I'm leaning towards a Nokia 6100, but I've yet to see what an Sony-Ericsson P800 looks like. DA POGI said I might like it. Wishful thinking lang naman. :)

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/19/2003 06:13:00 PM

Cooked for DA POGI yesterday. Let's just say that he ate almost half of the adobo I cooked. He liked it so much that he wanted to take home some of it. Unfortunately, I still had to feed my parents and siblings. heh. Except for that, the weekend was quite uneventful. Did my assignments as usual, but was unable to do the performace appraisal for myself. Which is not good. I also was unable to do my project from last terms classes. Sheesh! I'm such a procastrinator. My bro did something to my dad's laptop. Thus the reason I am online. He needs to have the driver updated. Watched "The Good Girl" earlier. Liked the movie. Though what Jennifer Aniston's character Justine did was really bad, I can't help but sympathize with her. It just seemed that she was forced to be bad. But she did try to redeem herself. The recurring theme of the movie, "what you did will always catch up on you". Ika nga sa tagalog, walang lihim na di nabubunyag. I recommend that movie. No wonder it gathered good reviews from the Sundance Film Festival.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/19/2003 05:00:00 AM

Thursday, January 16, 2003

I need to assess my performance for last year. I honestly don't know what to write. How do I sell my self so that they would be kind enough to give me a raise. Kahit 10% lang tatanggapin ko na. I've been in this salary bracket for too long. Things are just getting too expensive for me. I actually had to turn down a gimik because I didn't have enough money. This is also the first time since I had my credit card that I owe an amount in the 5 digit range. Kakagulat lang. I was so surprised when I saw my bill. They charged me for the membership fee this month. Hmmm... I wonder how that will turn out. It's a slow day. I've been on investigatory mode since 7am this morning. I'm trying to track whoddonewhat. Mind you, its tiring. Plus aside from my self evaluation, I have tons of people who need my input for their evaluation. Sometimes peer to peer comparison just sucks. I'll write more about my "feelings" regarding our evaluation process when I feel more like it. Johnny B's back. He showed me a pic of the girl he was going out with. Hindi ko masabi sa kanya na hindi masyadong maganda kumpara sa mga ex niya. E sino ba naman ako para sabihin yun di ba? I just told him that the girl looks ok. I hope he's enjoying himself. I'm a bad bad person. I keep on thinking that the reason he showed me the picture was to tell me that he was not gay. See, I found this over the net and tried to count the number of times that it matched him. Well, it matched his personality 80% of the time! plus 2 people I know who are gay told me that he was. I'm bad. Wawa naman yung tao. He was so mad at his friends when they teased him that he was gay. Oooh! I'd better shut up now, before I say too much! heh.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/16/2003 07:43:00 PM

The fontsize just got smaller. Anyways, I'm getting used to it now. Plus its the screen is not that blurry anymore. I'm cooking for DA POGI tomorrow. Instead of the usual going out watching a movie, eating dinner on saturdays, we're doing, staying home watching dvd and cooking dinner. Are these signs of my domestication?

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/16/2003 06:11:00 PM

Typing this using my new company issued laptop. Having a difficult time navigating through the OS. The geek in me says that this baby will go home with me tonight for a much needed tinkering. :)

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/16/2003 12:13:00 AM

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Miracle of miracles. With the workout I gave my body yesterday, not one bone is aching. It can be due to one of the two: (1) I didn't work out enough or (2) my body is a well exercised machine and thus not prone to aching. Methinks, its the first one.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/14/2003 05:49:00 PM

Ansakit ng tuhod ko. Played a gazillion sets of badminton. I am now a proud owner of a killer serve. Well, killer in my point of view anyways. ;) R was really fun to play with. He would place the shuttlecock in places where you least expect it. Syempre hahabulin mo naman. Imagine the liters of sweat that came out of me. We'll be doing this every Tuesday. The others are playing somewhere else on Saturdays. Don't own a racket yet. Though its quite cheap (a decent racket costs Php330), there are other things in my list that needs to be bought or paid. Maybe next month. :)

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/14/2003 01:54:00 AM

Sunday, January 12, 2003

Have a spanking new haircut. :) Had my locks layered. Mukha na naman kasi akong ermitanyo sa dami ng buhok ko e, kaya pinagupit ko na. :) Happened to watch Blue Crush last Saturday. Hanep ang katawan ni Kate Bosworth! Plus, I loved the Billabong shirts that they are wearing in the Pipemasters competition. Sheesh! I would gladly lose the weight so that I could wear bikini's like the ones they wear. ;) Girl movie talaga to. DA POGI, my sister and I were raving about Michelle Rodriguez. Astig ng dating e. Sabi ni DA POGI, he likes his women spunky. Ibig bang sabihin ganun ako? :D

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/12/2003 05:21:00 PM

Saturday, January 11, 2003

Still haven't downloaded the reading assignment for my Thursday class. I know it's still far off, but I wanted to get started. I have a feeling I'll be swamped with things to do next week. It's 5:10PM on a Saturday afternoon and I am at the office. Today, is supposed to be date day. But because of the urgency of Erwin's voice when he called me, I went in for work to fix the issues. Sometimes I fear the ringing of my cellphone. In my assesment, I still have about an hour to go to finish this. Including the blog times that I eat up. :) Funny thing, now that I think about it, I only ate wanton mami, a siopao and a banana today and yet, I am not hungry. Has my brain caught on with my attempts to lose a little weight? Still need to buy that badminton racket for the afternoon mini-tournaments. I guess, I'll just have to borrow from those who has it. It'll be fun. Losing weight while sweating like a pig? Can't wait! :D

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/11/2003 01:16:00 AM

Friday, January 10, 2003

Managed to catch the midnight screening of LOTR: The Two Towers. The movie ended at around 3 AM and since my sleepiness has already passed, I had a hard time falling asleep. Made harder by the fact that I imagine Gollum/Smeagol's face. Sheesh! It was horrfying. The movie was great. Didn't even notice the time pass by. Gimli was very funny. Still a little sleepy from staying up so late.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/10/2003 08:50:00 PM

Thursday, January 09, 2003

DA POGI was experiencing some contractions in his stomach for quite sometime now. He was finally convinced by his uncle to see a doctor. Anyways, as it happens, there is nothing wrong with his stomach, which is good, but he has scoliosis, which is bad. The doctor told him to see an orthopedist and says that he might need to wear a back brace for his scolio. I know that scolio is common among people my age, but I am still quite worried. I don't know why but parang there's something missing from the puzzle...

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/09/2003 10:26:00 PM

Had a sorta healthy meal. Had pasta with just marinara sauce, no meat, a piadina with mushrooms and pizza with meat taken out. Now I have to figure out what to do with the cheese. :D

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/09/2003 10:13:00 PM

Wednesday, January 08, 2003

I made a decision last night to start losing some weight and getting my much needed exercise. My decision was not purely based on vanity, though it would definitely make me feel better if I could fit into smaller sized clothes. It was based on these things: 1. I could not buy any clothes/jeans that fit me right. I felt really bad when I started going around the more expensive shops to look for jeans and found nothing that fits me nicely. 2. My cheeks are starting to look bigger than Judy Ann Santos's before she went fit. I noticed in the Sagada pics that I have signs of a double chin coming. I used to be photogenic, but now, I just look, well not-so-photogenic. 3. I pant, to the point of wheezing, when under physical duress. My pants have now become famous thanks to the "rock-climbing" we did at Sagada. I'm short of breath when taking on the flight of stairs for MRT or LRT. 4. My knees feel my weight. When I am standing up for long periods of time, I could feel my knees groaning from the weight. Mind you, I am not overweight. Though the doctor raised some concerns about my weight gain over the past year, I am still below the limit for my height. Maybe its because I am not used to being "malaman", as my bespren puts it. And some people tell me I look better than when I was skinny. I just want to feel better naman. O gosh, I am such a woman.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/08/2003 06:55:00 PM

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

Bespren emailed me the pics from our Sagada excursion. But I couldn't get the image to show. :(

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/07/2003 09:54:00 PM

I wanted to go shopping for a new pair of pants yesterday. Was greatly depressed when I went home empty handed. Since we wear casual clothes at the office, there's really no need for me to buy slacks or skirts. I have grown accustomed to wearing jeans and cargo pants to the office. I've gained so much weight in the last two years that the number of usable jeans that I have is now trimmed to a whopping four. Then my JAG jeans, decided to say adieu. So that leaves me with three, which is not a bad number if I don't wear jeans everyday. When I started gaining weight, it concentrated mostly on the rear area. As I fitted pants yesterday, I knew that there would be a problem. I would have difficulty sliding my hips into the pants that fit my neck (by theory, the neck is 1/2 the size of the waist). If I get a larger size, the waist becomes so loose that I could fit an arm and still have room for movement. I am basically a pear shaped person. I guess I'd just have to do something about it. Hmmm.... Something to ponder upon.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/07/2003 06:53:00 PM

Monday, January 06, 2003

Finished the tasks I set for today. Didn't expect to finish so early. Still haven't taken the film for processing. I can wait some other day for it. Maybe next payday. APS developing really takes a lot from my pockets. Oh! and had first class yesterday. Teacher teaches in Filipino. Math will be fun.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/06/2003 10:36:00 PM

I watched Mano Po last weekend and I didn't quite get the MMFF judges decision to make this the best film of the festival. For one, Ara Mina's acting sucks, and Maricel Soriano was being Maricel Soriano. Kris Aquino was quite an improvement as compared to her massacre movies acting. Tirso Cruz is perpetually scowling. I know that Regal wants to put in as much star power as possible but, Amy Austria as Maricel Soriano's aunt??? Give me a break! I didn't know that Richard Gomez was a part of the movie. If I knew, I wouldn't watch it. I hate Richard Gomez. Ever since he married Lucy Torres he's been parading around town like they are some kind of royalty. I used to like him, but started to hate him when he said that Alma Moreno should be thankful that Joey Marquez married her even with the baggage that she carries. How chauvinistic is that? I hated it when they started to show flashbacks if Eddie Garcia's character. Sure, Cogie Domingo is cute but his acting sucks. I hate it when he spews out lines in his Chinese Filipino. It sounds like he's mentally stunted. One redeeming value, Jay Manalo's character and Boots Anson Roa. They are not the main characters in this movie but their characters moved me. Not as much as the way Vilma Santos's Amanda Bartolome moved me, but it's still moving. Dekada 70 should've earned the best picture nod. At least it's not trying hard to put in some political relevance into the movie. And, what is with Ara Mina's butt crack?

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/06/2003 12:06:00 AM

Sunday, January 05, 2003

I was passing through pancit canton's blog when I read this. It reminded me of a similar, yet not so similar, thing that happened to me once. My misfortune was not the same as his. But it made me believe in the kindness of strangers. About 2 years ago, I was on my way to the US for a business trip. This was before 9-11 and the plane was not really full. I was seated beside a Filipina who I later found out was a nurse in the US. We didn't talk much during the flight, I slept through most of the 14 hours. But before we landed on US soil, we did manage to strike a conversation. She was going back to the US after a vacation and I told her that it was my first time to go abroad. I don't know if it was because I looked like a sheep that would be thrown into a lion's den, but she held my hand and said, "Hija, take this. Magliwaliw ka sa airport. Matagal pa ang flight mo e." And in my hand is a crisp $20 bill. Of course being the pinoy that I am, I refused the money and handed it back to her. Sabi lang niya, take it and enjoy the 5 hours that you have. Who am I to refuse the $20? So I took it, and bought a magazine in the airport to keep me entertained. Later on during my stay, I lost $40 while going around in SFO. To the lady who gave me $20, Thanks for making me believe in the kindness of strangers.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/05/2003 07:29:00 PM

Hay! Some people talaga. I've been in the office for less than an hour and someone has already managed to piss me off. Some managers just needed to be managed. Nobody clarified to my boss what they needed from us so bossing pointed them to me. It's not my boss's fault actually. This manager, lets call him A, has the gall to tell us that his subordinate's productivity is being affected by our (his subordinate's and my) decision to point to another person. Aba! e I'm not the right person nga. A wants me to be the single point of contact. What about my productivity???? I don't know what the heck they need and I point them to the right person, WTF is wrong with that? Hay! Some people talaga.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/05/2003 03:48:00 PM

Thursday, January 02, 2003

Managed to get home safely. AskedBegged my mom to pick me up. Arrived at the office at around 10AM since I am entitled to some compensatory time off. Anyways, still haven't brought the film to a processor. Bespren has been telling me to have the pictures developed already. I'm off to school later to pay for my tuition.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/02/2003 08:45:00 PM

STILL AT THE OFFICE. Finally managed to make the darn thing work the way that I want it to. I'm sleepy. I now have a dilemma. I have no idea how I'll get home at this late an hour. I'm scared to take the commute eversince three of my team mates had their cellphones stolen on a commute home in a much earlier time. I don't want to ride a taxi because, I'm scared of the horror stories I read. DA POGI is indispensed, and neither one of my parents is available to pick me up from work. I'm such a scaredy cat. Must decide soon.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/02/2003 06:05:00 AM

Still here at the office. I've been searching for articles on Drew and Flo but I still couldn't find a decent one. Just want to know what happened to them after the race. And however vast the World Wide Web is, there is not one article worth reading. I wonder why they don't have a post race show. Like the one that they have in Survivor. They could have a racer's reunion or something. I'm being nosy again.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/02/2003 03:09:00 AM

It's 5PM already and the script has not yet finished running. It takes 3 hours to run a script and the second one has yet to start. First day back at work, and I am reluctantly staying late. Aaargh! I wish I was back home watching DVDs.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/02/2003 12:54:00 AM

Wednesday, January 01, 2003

I only did my shopping December 21st. Since I didn't buy anybody except my immediate family gifts, I was able to buy great gifts. No not great, really kick-ass gifts. I bought my brother a new backpack to replace his old ratty one that he "loaned" from me. It was black with cream and orange trimmings. For my sister I bought the cologne that she likes from Body Shop. And I also got DA POGI a perfume from Body Shop. I bought a Simpack for our yaya and handed over our old 5110 for her to use. I got a Parker Pen for her sister and a game board for the youngest one in the family. For my parents, I bought them matching watches. And I am happy to say that they have been sporting them since Christmas. Anyways, I got some nice gifts this Christmas. I got a Special Edition DVD of Beauty and the Beast (from DA POGI), DVDs of the first season of Friends (from DA POGI also), and an assortment of Kikay stuff (lotions, colognes, foot scrubs) from friends. -------------------- Met up with Mitch and Rasyel on the 23rd after my Annual Physical Exam. Di nila ako nakilala. Girl na girl kasi ako nung naglunch kami e. -------------------- Spent Christmas at home with the family. This is our first Noche Buena at our house. Noche Buena was usually spent with the extended family at one of my Tito/Tita's houses. In my 24 years of living in our house, this was the first time that I spent Christmas there. It was just us. This will also be our last Christmas at our house. The structure will be torn down by middle of this year for a new structure. That house has been standing since the 1960's and it has been infested with all sorts of pests. I think my parents finally gave up on the cost of all repairs and decided to just have a new one built. --------------------- Went to Sagada on the 26th. Did some caving and hiking. I'll have that for another entry. It would go much better with pictures. --------------------- Slept through New Year's, so I didn't really know what happened with that. All I know is, I am supposed to still be in vacation but some screwup did something really bad to our databases, I had to go in and fix it. I hope I am doing more fixing than damage. This has not exactly been a common problem.

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/01/2003 09:57:00 PM

I was gone for quite some time. I have lots of kwento packed in my bags. Will be back later for the updates. Thanks for those who visited while I was gone. :)

DA GANDA blogged @ 1/01/2003 07:13:00 PM

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