Wednesday, September 28, 2005
In the current state that I am in (extreme business at work), I forgot to blog about my encounter yesterday with the Cavite Traffic Police.
I drove to work yesterday because there was a dinner scheduled later that night at Alabang and I don't know how I would be able to get home if I didn't drive. E rode with me to work since she got left behind by the shuttle.
So anyway, on the way to work in the bridge going to GMA, the car in front of the motorcycle in front of me suddenly stopped. The motorcycle tapped the bumper of the car in front, but the clincher was, I was too close to the motorcycle that I bumped into it's mud guard causing the motorcyclist to fall from the bike.
Unfortunately for me, the motorcycle was that of the Cavite Traffic Police.
You read that right. In the first mishap that I ever had in my 4+ years of driving, I bump into someone who I would never want to be in an accident in.
Since I was in the rear end, I was of course at fault of the accident. Which I never denied. I knew I was at fault and I asked the officer for forgiveness (mga sang milyong sorry ata ang sinabi ko), just so he would let me go without a fuss. After all, his mud guard only has a small crack in it that would easily be fixed by epoxy.
But of course that was just wishful thinking.
The officer asked me to follow him to the side of the road and there he told me that either I replace the mud guard (since he says I "destroyed" government property) or he will give me a ticket. So I told him that I would gladly replace the mudguard that I accidentally cracked. Believe it or not, during that time, he spoke to me in a threatening voice that I was willing myself to cry so that he would pity poor me.
Me agreeing to pay for the replacement did not seem to appease the officer. He then launched into a litany wherein he was stressing the fact that it was government property that I cracked and that it would be very hard to find a replacement for the mud guard. I was ever so willing to listen to him and to accompany him to the motorcycle store nearby. All the while he was talking, I kept silent and just let him talk.
So to make an already long story short, he asked for my license, took down my name and address, went to the motorcycle store with me only to find out that the owner of the store is not yet around to give a quote. In that duration (around 20 minutes or so), I have started to cry (I willed myself to cry, it worked before and I KNOW that it will work again), and the officer took a calmer voice on me.
In the end, we were unable to make any purchases but my wallet was a couple of hundreds of pesos lighter. The officer went away with enough money to buy epoxy and buy his buddies Happy Meals at McDo.
If it weren't for the fact that the motorcycle shop owner was not around and we were already late as it is, I wouldn't give him any money. Simply because of principle. I do not tolerate this kind of thing but unfortunately, I fell prey to the circumstances.
I'm just glad that I went away from that incident with only a dent on the plate number of DA POGI's beloved car.
DA GANDA blogged @ 9/28/2005 05:56:00 AM
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Just because I love Dr. Seuss.
I will love you in a box
I will love you with a fox
I will love you here or there
I will love you anywhere
-- (adapted from Dr. Suess's Green Eggs & Ham)
DA GANDA blogged @ 9/27/2005 04:21:00 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Went on a trip down memory lane.
Yesterday, I accompanied L&C to Teacher's Village to meet with their musicians. When we ended the meeting at lunchtime, we went to UP Shopping center to eat. Actually, I asked them if we could go to eat at Rodic's. It's been a while since I last ate there and answering the survey about UP life made me want to go back and eat tapsilog.
I was with 2 La Salle Alumni, and we ate at Rodic's. It was an experience especially to L who even hates to eat at Sinangag express. Syempre si C excited, kasi di daw niya natikman ang ganun kasarap at kamura nung college.
Tapos, as usual, L was still hungry after downing the Tapsilog in 2 minutes. I kid you not! For a person who stands barely five feet tall, she eats like DA POGI. So we hied off to Chocolate Kiss to have some cake. Sarap pa rin ng Devils' Food Cake. Naku! Nalimutan ko ang diet ko.
teka, gusto ko lang isulat to. back to work uli.
DA GANDA blogged @ 9/25/2005 09:59:00 PM
Monday, September 19, 2005
Haven't been blogging for quite some time.
If it suits you, just choose one from the list below for an acceptable reason for not updating.
1. Been very busy at work. I think I overcommited myself this quarter.
2. Been very busy with family life. Threw a birthday lunch for my sister and organized a mini get together.
3. Been very busy with friends. Helping L out with her wedding preparations. She's just 3 weeks away from getting married.
4. Was out of sync for several weeks. Been sleeping horribly. Awake by 4:30AM, doesn't sleep on the bus, awake till 1AM. Been living on 3 hours of sleep and caffeine.
5. Been missing DA POGI terribly, feeling sad and having nothing to write about.
Haay! It's nice to decompress.
DA GANDA blogged @ 9/19/2005 10:29:00 PM
Monday, September 12, 2005
I just have to blog about this.
Today marks the 100th month since the day na binigay ko ang aking matamis na oo. :D
DA GANDA blogged @ 9/12/2005 06:37:00 PM
Nakita ko to sa blog ni Rosa. Gusto ko lang patulan kahit di niya ako tinag. hehe.
.:. ANO'NG STUDENT NUMBER MO? ## - 11516
.:. NAKAPASA KA BA OR WAITLISTED? - Waitlisted ako sa Industrial Engineering, pasado sa BS Math. Pero sa Diliman talaga ako. Pero nung nag-open ang ECE, kinagat ko na.
.:. PAANO MO NALAMAN ANG ENTRANCE EXAM RESULT? - Tinignan ng pinsan ko na asa UPLB. Tumawag agad sa bahay nung nakita ang pangalan ko. Nung sinabing pumasa ako, pumunta pa ako ng UP para lang makita ko sa totoong buhay ang pangalan ko.
.:. FIRST CHOICE MO BA ANG UP? - Dalawang University lang ako nag exam. Pero pag di ako nag UP, matataon, ako ang unang di magUUP sa aming magpipinsan.
.:. ALAM MO BA ANG UPG SCORE MO? - Hindi ko inalam.
.:. ANO ANG FIRST CHOICE MO NA COURSE? - BS Industrial Engineering
.:. SECOND CHOICE? - BS Math
.:. ANO naging COURSE MO? - BS Electronics and Communications Engineering
.:. NAGPLANO KA BANG MAG-SHIFT? Nevah!
.:. NAKAPAG-DORM KA NA BA? - Hindi. Masyado daw malapit ang bahay ko kahit na nagcocommute ako ng 1 1/2 hours everyday para pumasok.
.:. NAKA UNO KA NA BA? - Syempre! At hindi lang isang beses. hehehe
.:. NAGKA-3? - Syempre din! At hindi rin lang isang beses. hehehe
.:. HIGHEST GRADE: 1.0 syemperds.
.:. LOWEST: 5. Nung unang beses kong nasingko, di man lang ako umiyak.
.:. WORST EXPERIENCE SA UP: Sa totoo lang, wala akong maalala. Parang gusto ko alalahanin lang ang magagandang pangyayari sa buhay ko. :D
.:. LAGI KA BANG PUMAPASOK SA KLASE? Oo. Minsan nanaginip ako na di daw ako pumapasok sa class, para akong nagkanightmare. As in paggising ko pinapawisan ako ng malamig.
.:. ANO'NG ORG MO? UP SAVER and UP Circuit
.:. MAY SCHOLARSHIP KA BA? - Wala. Sayang nga e. May scholarship sa Geodetic Engineering, di ko pinatos. Papano ayoko mamundok.
.:. PINANGARAP MO BANG MAG-CUM LAUDE? Nung umpisa oo. Nung naka singko ako, hindi na. :D
.:. KELAN KA NAGTAPOS? 1999
.:. FAVE PROF: Si Roel Ocampo. Daming may gusto kay Prof Abaya, pero sa totoo, wala akong naintindihan masyado sa kanya.
:. WORST TEACHER: Gusto ko sana sabihin si Doc Araneta (God Bless his soul), kaso lang he thought me the best lessons in life. Naks! Na I'm not invincible, at pwedeng bumagsak ng 2 beses sa iisang subject. Siguro si Saguil na lang, kasi ang odd niya e.
.:. FAVE SUBJECT: EE160 (Digital Circuits)
.:. WORST SUBJECT: EE131 (Theory of Controls and Linear Circuits). Unang beses 5 ako. Ikalawang beses, 4 ako. Nung ikatlong beses, 3 ako. Siguro kung nagtake pa ako ng isang beses, baka 2 na ako.
.:. FAVE LANDMARK: Yia Hall Rooftop
.:. BUILDING: Yia Hall
.:. PABORITONG KAINAN: rodic's
.:. Noong ESTUDYANTE KA PA MAGKANO BA ANG BINABAYAD MO SA JEEP? 1.25 ang ikot
.:. LAGI KA BA SA LIB? Engg Lib palagi. Wala kasi akong org till about my 4th year so sa Lib kami tumatambay ng friends ko. Wag kayong mag-alala, di kami nag-aaral.
.:. NAGPUNTA KA BA SA CLINIC NUNG MINSANG NAGKASAKIT KA? Never. Ang una't huling punta ko sa infirmary e nung nagpaphysical ako.
.:. MAY CRUSH KA BA SA CAMPUS? Tu meyni to mensyen.
.:. BF/GF? sa UP wala. Iisa lang ang naglakas loob, di ko pa talaga type.
.:. MAY BALAK KA BA MAG-MASTERS O MAG-PHD? Nagmasters ako ng 2 terms sa La Salle. Unfortunately, naculture shock ako pag dating ko at tumigil din ako.
.:. ANU-ANO ANG MGA NAGING PE MO? aerobic dancing, marksmanship (opo, sharpshooter ako), Volleyball, Stretching.
.:. KAMUSTA NAMAN ANG BLOCK NYO? Si Bespren at si Paupao blockmates ko. Pero other than them, parang wala na akong ibang connection sa blockmates ko.
.:. NAKAPANOOD KA NA BA NG GRADUATION SA UP? Oo. Yung graduation ni Bespren at Paupao. Di ako umattend ng graduation ko. Nalimutan ko e.
.:. MEMORIZE MO BA ANG ALMA MATER SONG? Syempre! Kinakanta ko yan pag wala akong maisip na ibang kanta. Geeky ba?
.:. MEMBER KA BA NG UP VARSITY TEAM? I lack the physical prowess to do any tasking physical activity. And I lack the mental prowess to do chess.
.:. NAKA-PERFECT KA NA BA NG EXAM? Oo naman!
.:. ANO'NG AYAW MO SA FINALS WEEK? Ayoko ng finals week sa eng'g kasi yung first sem, palaging tumatapat sa birthday ko.
.:. DITO KA BA NATUTONG UMINOM NG BEER? - Oo. :D
.:. ANO'NG GUSTO MO SA UP? Pwede akong magshorts sa pagpasok ko sa school. At di maaarte ang mga naging kaibigan ko dun.
.:. ANO'NG AYAW MO? Unfortunately tama si Rosa, dami pangit
.:. MAGANDA BA ID PIC MO? Ok lang. Nothing to be proud of. But definitely better than my Driver's license.
.:. MAY GINAWA KA NA BANG ILLEGAL SA LOOB NG CAMPUS? Ano ba ang illegal?
DA GANDA blogged @ 9/12/2005 05:26:00 AM
Friday, September 02, 2005
I confess, I am a shoe-a-holic.
I was in denial for 26 years of my life but now, taking stock of the amount of shoe boxes and shoes in my shoe rack, I believe that the inner shoe-a-holic (I don't want to say shoe monster) has been unleashed.
My sister was looking through my shoes when she was shocked to see how many I have accumulated during my 1 year and 3 months of married bliss. Yes. When I was complaining that I don't have enough shoes during the earlier parts of my marriage, now I am complaining that I don't have enough space to hold all my shoes. I am also a bit of a shoe snob. I have a tendency to buy shoes that are a little expensive than normal. Which now explains why there seems to be a dip in my savings.
In one of my posts, I said that I liked wearing wedges and clog style sandals, and there is enough proof. I bought long pants yesterday just so they would match my shoes, not the other way around. I also think of my shoes and which of my bags go with them and I come to a realization that I don't have enough bags. See I don't check my wardrobe first. I check the shoe rack and check which I want to wear and then look for clothes that go well with them.
I just hope DA POGI doesn't realize what has happened during the short time that he was away.
DA GANDA blogged @ 9/02/2005 11:14:00 PM