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the KIKAY in me..

I will NEVER admit to be kikay, because I'm really NOT. I have my good friend Kym de Guzman to be kikay for me - for the past years, she's CONSTANTLY done my make up and styled me up. Why?? Kasi I'm super tamad!! Haha.. Well, since today IS a HOLIDAY, it seems only right that I wake up late, diba? But NA-AH!! I woke up at 9am and for what?? I woke up that EARLY just to have my nails painted red (superstitious ako eh - for the New Year) by my mom's manicurista. Grabe, ang aga ng kakikayan ko noh?? Haha!!

the Higeo Menu

Higeo Menu , originally uploaded by candishhh . Actually, it's just a part of the HIGEO menu. HIGEO is a Japanese restaurant in Beijing that delivers food. Super convenient, kasi whenever you're tamad to go out and think of a place to eat, there's the always reliable HIGEOYAJI to the rescue. Rain or shine, snowing or windy - for sure Higeo will deliver. Parang hindi ata sila nag-sasara eh.. Anyways, Cams sent me this kanina, to help her differentiate which to Beef Bowl to order... BIGLA KO NALANG NAMISS YUNG FOOD NG HIGEO!! Instant cravings for the Salmon Pasta, Salmon Fried Rice, Zha Ji Rou and the Ka Lee Fan. Hay!!!!

BAMBOO: Light, Peace, Love

Since my Panget is a bit clueless on the local music scene, I think I can say that I know more than he does (duh?!) So when he received the CD of Bamboo's latest album,I WAS DELIGHTED. I told him that Bamboo is a super galing na band. Their songs are nice to listen to, original, and fresh. For weeks now, I've been hearing the song 'Much has been said..' on the radio, as I asked my brother Tiu who sang the song, I was expecting his reply to be a familiar name of a foreign band. To my shock he said 'Bamboo yan noh!'. I was impressed! The song sounded so nice, and I LOVED it immediately . I was making him(Tiu) kulit to upload the song to my k750i phone, but he was quite busy with office stuffs. Before I went to bed, I listened to the WHOLE album. That is something NEW to me, since I've NEVER done that. Whenever I get a CD, I'd just pick the song I liked and listened to it until I get tired of it (-that is how weird I am) But, with this CD, I listened to t

a HANS-some experience

I've never heard a little child yearn and appreciate Mr. Bean. I was surprised to learn that Hans, Barbs and Coco's unico-ijo loved Mr. Bean. I was told that he loves watching Mr. Bean cartoon and Mr. Bean Live. Weird huh?! Well, anyways... As I walked throughthe stalls of the famous and very much crowded 168 Mall weeks before the December rush hit. I chanced upon a Mr. Bean doll. Honestly, I thought and still think that it looks a bit scary, and for a 2 year old boy's gift, I'd think Barbs would've hit me in the head and would silently think less of me. But nevertheless, I called my Panget to tell him that I found a Mr. Bean doll and it reminded me of Hans. He asked me to describe the doll, and so I did. Mr. Bean was about 2feet tall and he was/is wearing a black turtle neck sweater, black pants, and black shoes. He looked like he was going to some covert operation with his infamous smirk. My Panget said he'd text me back if I should get it or not. A few hours

so NEAR yet so SAM away...

I am one of those 'late' shoppers for Christmas, honestly I had no plans to go shopping at all, it was my Panget who chided me to go with him to Glorietta, Makati to look for gifts to give his god-kids. On the way to Makati, we used the Makati-Mandaluyong route - I was surprised to see a few cars on the road. I was hoping silently that traffic would be manageable and that the shopping area won't be super crowded (as it was December 24). I told my Panget to park at the 6750 car park, as fear of having to go through traffic and wasting good shopping time falling in line for parking. As we entered, we were shocked to see that there were a FEW cars parked! (thank gawd!!) We first went around the Mango-Women's Secret lane, again, we were shocked to see LESS and LESS last minute shoppers walking about!! The crowd was less than that of a usual Sunday crowd. Weird isn't it? Anyways, we were going around and around till we got to the La Coste store. I was showing him a bag

Amoroma Christmas Dinner

FINALLY !! After gruelling emails and text messages, we finally got to meet up to celebrate Christmas ON TIME (since graduation). Shirley, Cherry, Carissa, Mira and I were present for the dinner, it was too bad that GUE - was stuck on South Super Highway because her fanbelt broke! (Poor Gue!!) Tintin on the otherhand, well.. you can read The search for Cristina Besas Anyways, the food was great, the ambiance was too!! I love Amoroma, especially the Cheese and Anchovy Pizza!! Yummy, yummy, yummy!! (Thanks to Kath for bringing me here in the first place!) After dinner, we proceded with the exchange gift. We decided on a minimum of Php800.00 and a maximum of whatever for the gifts. I tasked Mira to pick first because her last name is Abinoja (walang connect, alam ko!!) she picked Gue - therefore she needs to give her gift to Gue, Shirley picked for Gue and got Cher, Cher picked me, I picked Carissa, Carissa picked Shirley, and since she was the last one, she picked Mira! Everyone got

The search for Cristina Besas

It has been 4 YEARS , since I last saw this friend of mine. We've been sending her emails, calling her - but no answer. Then OUT OF THE BLUE : She adds me to her friendster account!! Shirley has been in touch with her just about the same time. Shirley informed her of the planned Christmas dinner tonight 12/22, but the place was not yet decided. Thus - Shirley was supposed to call her to inform her of the venue. At about 4:55pm, Shirley sent me a text message asking me if I could call up Tintin (her nickname) to inform her of the time and venue of tonight's dinner. Shirley mentioned that one of Tintin's officemate has been making her 'taray', for what reason? Maybe because of the constant calls of Shirley (in her defense, she's been leaving messages but there was no reply, call or any feedback at all! So, I was tasked to call Tintin; (to everyone who knows me, I can be a sweetheart and a bitch - if the situation calls for it) and I was since I called thrice to

I don't feel like it's Christmas

As the years passed, I feel the Christmas spirit less and less. Isn't it sad? I don't know why?? I guess maybe because compared to when I was little, there was something to look forward to like gifts, a long vacation and probably the mystery of Santa Clause! Now, there's no Christmas vacation, not as much gifts and of course, no more Santa Clause. Christmas is not a holiday that my family spends time preparing and celebrating. Christmas is like an ordinary day, with an exception of a Christmas tree in the living room, and christmas lights are seen all around the house, and going to Chrismtas Eve mass. I miss the times when we used to go to my grandparents house, to have Christmas eve dinner and wait until the clock strikes 12, so we the kids can open our gifts. I really and truly miss it! It has become a tradition to spend Christmas Eve at my grandparents house. It was not until my grandfather got sick that we stopped that tradition. And after he passed last August 1997,

Sandra Toh & Jon Tan's Wedding

It's been YEARS since I last saw and heard from Sandra Toh. If I remember correctly the last time I saw her was during High School graduation! Then recently maybe a month or two ago, I saw her at Chili's! I've heard that she was getting married late this year, and common friends have been telling me that she looks 'blooming' and at the same time she's so in love. I doubted it at first but when 3 more of my friends told me the same thing, I said to myself, maybe she's changed. Lo and behold upon entering Chili's Greenhills, someone called my name, a cute ang girly voice said 'Candice!?' As I turned around, I saw Sandra. True to what our friends have been telling me.. SHE INDEED LOOKS MORE BEAUTIFUL! It's as if she became more beautiful! (Did I mention that she was already pretty all through out High School?) She looked VERY happy and IN love!! I never thought I'd see/meet a person who was giddy and truly is IN LOVE. For the 4 years that w

First Haircut in more than 12months

I've decided to grow my hair last October 2004. It's been a year since that decision, and I'm happy to say that I stuck with it. Even if it was really hard and awkward at first, I stuck with my decision. And now more than 12 months later, I'm deciding to have my hair styled and colored. Why? Well, for the reason that 1) it's nearing Chirstmas and I always believed that one should look their best EVERY Christmas and New Year! 2) I'm bored with always tying my hair back 3) It's been a while, since I felt pampered. I've been booking appointments with my hair dresser left and right, and at the last minute (a day before the scheduled appointment) I'd back out - in fear, with hesitation, with ultimate reluctance. One would ask why? Well, because I fear that I'd look stupid!! The last time I had long hair was when I was in 4th year high school! That's roughly 7 years ago!! Since 1999 I've had my hair short, and I liked it that way. Low mainte