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*Please note that THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION.. Just now, my mom is in the middle of a conversation on the interpretation of the bible. She's with her kumare and I can't help but OVERHEAR their conversation. If you've seen, watched, or chanced upon the INC channel on cable and the 'Ang Dating Daan', both channels claim to KNOW the bible VERY WELL. Of course since these are 2 different sects there are 2 different types of beliefs. Both channels bombared the viewer with negative comments on the other channel - claiming that the other is saying the WRONG thing about the Bible. So here's where the question lies WHO THE HELL IS TELLING THE TRUTH?! There is really NO 'ONE' DEFINITE DEFINITION for something because everyone is different. WE are created different, we think differently - this may be attributed to many factors such as environment, upbringing, culture, belief, religion, faith, and perception. There are open minded people, and there are narrow

recalling MEMORIES

Had dinner last night with Kym, Selene and C at PEOPLE'S PALACE in Greenbelt 3. When I got there I was impressed because the interior was so simple yet very elegant looking. The food was DELISH, I love Thai food (although my tolerance for spiciness is super low) I loved what we ate. I loved all the dishes we ordered! Yummy Yummy Yummy!! I want to go back soon!!! (*hint*hint) haha!! Thanks Kym!! It was a wonderful suggestion... (Here I am craving for more!! Hahaha...) After dinner we then went to M Cafe to get dessert, C was raving about the 'Jackfruit Cake' so we were convinced to give it a try. And it was MASRAP!! I'm not a fan of 'Langka' or 'Jackfruit' but the taste was so mild na super bagay for a sansrival! Tsalap tsalap din. While munching on the dessert we got to talk. C asked Kym 'What's music to you'. I was a bit confused on what he meant by the question. It was when he explained thoroughly - that I understood what

SMC Girls - Lunch at Conti's

For this FIRST TIME since we became friends I WAS THE FIRST ONE at our venue - Conti's Greenhills!! I thought I was already late as I left the house at about 12:30pm and got to Conti's at 12:45pm. As I entered the place I was expecting to see Shirley, Gue, Cherry, Carol, Carissa, Mira and Bobot - I was also expecting to hear Mira say 'Diba ang usapan was 12:30pm lunch?' But I got shocked to discover that THEY WERE NOT YET IN THE RESTAURANT. I looked at my watch to check the date and time. I was thinking that maybe I went on the wrong day, maybe it was next Saturday! And so I called Shirley to ask where she was. She answered my call and apologized immediately saying that they're all on their way since nagpasundo pa si Cherry and CArol kay Gue sa Binondo - then dadaanan pa sha in QC before coming over. I was thinking - teka, parang matagal pa ah.. But ok lang since the place was PACKED as in literally PACKED ok? I was waiting for a table for 8 and I was numb


I just got home right this very minute. Chris and Selene brought me home - THANKS GUYS!! These two people are my new BEST buds.. It was Chris' idea that made me decide to FINALLY go and watch the BSB Concert. Since HS - I remember telling everyone that IF and WHEN the Backstreet Boys will be coming for a concert I WILL SURELY WATCH THE SHO W. I've known since November 2005 that they WILL be here for a concert in January 2006, but at first I was hesitant because the ticket prices were so expensive! I've never bought a concert ticket that cost that much EVER before and with my own money ah!! Just last Sunday - Selene texted me out of the blue saying that ' Chris said he's game to watch the BSB concert if you are daw ' - OF COURSE , I thought about it (just of about 5seconds though) and replied ' I'M GAME!! ' I've been trying to look for friends who will go with me to this ONCE IN A LIFETIME concert - pero WALANG GUSTO sumama with me - th

the clamour for WWE tickets

WWE or WWF (as it was known then) has a fan base here in Manila. I just didn't expect it to be that much. Much - meaning THAT many - THAT MANY meaning - ALMOST ALL THE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!! Can you believe it? I PERSONALLY CAN'T. I never thought that there are that many fans out there here in Manila!! I've been receiving emails from as far sa Davao del Sur inquiring about the tickets I'm selling. I just hope that the show will be WORTH every penny spent by those who'll be watching.

Backstreet's Back!! Alright....

I've decided to go watch the Backstreet Boys concert this coming Friday. I've been wanting to do so but unfortunately NO ONE wants to come with me - either they've grown out of it or they're ashamed to going - well - as everyone who knows me - MAKAPAL ANG MUKHA KO, and I don't care - I really want to see them in action. I've heard that a BSB concert is super WORTH IT!! (I hope it is.. for the price I'll be paying) Thank god for Chris & Selene - my two new best buddies - thank god for Chris' idea that if I'm game to go - he's gonna go with me - and that means... He'll be bringing Selene!! I have a feeling that once the show starts - Selene will be cringe-ing in her seat and laughing at me (and at Chris I hope) because BSB is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo 8 years ago!! To Lydia - if you happen to read this... THIS IS IT!! Nick Carter in the flesh baby!!! To Yen - I know you're engaged - but this is the closest I'll get to Howie!

Not your TYPICAL Sunday..

It's a MIRACLE!! My Panget accompanied me to mass today! AMAZING huh?! Well, for that simple gesture, he earns 100 Brownie Points (even if I don't eat brownies) Another was that we had dinner at the newly opened ARYA Restaurant in Promenade. The service was kinda off - I guess because the sign said they're on DRY RUN (I really don't know why they call it dry run.. hehe) But the food was DELISH !! My favorite part was that it somehow equalled to the Iranian restaurant experience that I was searching for since eating at Hatam Restaurant in Anaheim! My grand uncle and aunt specifically told us that Hatam Restaurant is an Iranian restaurant and NOT just a middle eastern restaurant. And true to his word, I NEVER founf a restaurant that served similar food and taste like in Hatam's. That wa snot until dinner time though!! Hehehe... I swear.. I'LL BE COMING BACK FOR MORE!! Do try out their KOOBIDEH KEBAB - it's the ground beef kebab served with basmati r

Selene's SURPRISE..

Just us , originally uploaded by candishhh . Chris has been planning this since the start of the new year. He forwarded me an email on his plan to have a surprise party for Selene on the 14th. He's already sorted everything out and asked if I could help him with the decorations. I willingly said yes! OF course, ANYTHING for Selene. Here are some of the pictures that were taken by Chris' spanking new Sony camera that he got in Japan (super cool!! touch screen man!!) Thanks Chris!! Thanks for the surprise.. It was ALL YOU... ALL YOU!! To Selene - Happy Happy Happy Birthday my dear friend! I love you to bits, and I'm so glad that you're super happy now. (Trying hard not to cry!! hahaha...)

MGP - My Guilty Pleasure

Brangelina - DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THEM??? I just need to say this.. I AM SO VERY HAPPY THAT THESE TWO ARE GETTING IN ON!! Yeah baby!! Ever since I saw the movie 'Mr&Mrs Smith' I got hooked on seeing them together. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM TOGETHER!! They're so perfect! Although I LOVE the series FRIENDS - I still don't feel the connection to Jennifer Aniston (feeling close! - haha) But seriously, these two people are perfect for one another (in my opinion - because they look good together!) They're so PICTURE-able (pronounced as picturable - if there's such a word) Seeing them photographed together sends tingles!! Kinikilg ako - I swear, it's true!! I try and STOP myself from purchasing ALL the glossies that have their pictures on the front page! But of course, who would resist buying the January 2006 issue of the local franchise of OK! Magazine I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE COVER!! Waaaaaaaaaaaah!! I can look at it for months!!! Hahaha.. I think I'm

Why is it so HARD to wake up in the morning???

Since I was small, I found it hard to wake up in the morning, especially if there's school/work. But whenever it's a Saturday morning, my body wakes up automatically and ironically - early - like about 8am! Can anyone explain this to me? I mean up until now, I find it so damn hard waking up for work!! Argh... I still remember vividly whilst in Beijing's Winter 2002, Kath, Maymay and I found it EXTRA HARD to get up in the morning! We'd synchronize our alarm clocks to go off one by one. Depending of course on who need to use the bathroom first! During the first half of my stay in Beijing - I was the first one up. Walang paltos yan, but as the weather grew cooler to colder, I was always the last to get up. I'd stay in bed call May May's name - tell her to wake up because I've decided not to go to my first class. She'll either tell me that she's also tamad to get up or that she'll be going to class. I remember us both trying to make excus

ang GULONG NG PALAD nga talaga

"Kung minsan ang takbo ng buhay mo, Pagdurusa nito'y walang hanggan, Wag kang manimdim ang buhay ay, Gulong ng palad, gulong ng palad, Ang may kapal marunong tumingin, sa taong naghirap at nasawi, bawat isang gabi ay mayroong, isang umaga, isang umaga.. Gulong ng palad, ang buhay ay, gulong ng palad, ang kandungan, ang kapalaran, kung minsan ay, nasa ilalim/ibabaw" I was watching TV last night and chanced upon the Channel 2 Telenovela 'Gulong ng Palad' which stars Kristine Hermosa and TJ Trininad . It SUDDENLY occured to me that TJ TRINIDAD CAN SPEAK TAGALOG!! You might wonder why I said that, well he CLAIMED not to know how to speak Tagalog. And I remember everything that happened in DETAIL. During the 3rd sem of my Freshman year(ID 98 ako) in DLSU our very rowdy and noisy class was suddenly quited by the entrance of TJ TRINIDAD . He's famous for the SWATCH commercial where he and co-star started kissing out of the blue IN PUBLIC!! His good-looking mesti


I just took this test, and AMAZINGLY.. yes, I am a MAGENTA... Your Power Color Is Magenta At Your Highest: You energize yourself and push others to suceed. At Your Lowest: You feel frustrated and totally overwhelmed. In Love: You are suprised by who you attract. You're a love magnet. How You're Attractive: Open and free spirited, people want to explore the world with you. Your Eternal Question: "What is my next source of inspiration?" What's Your Power Color?

hormones all over the place!!

Since last Thursday, I've been feeling a little weird. First - emotionally I've been sort of on extremes. Sencond - eating habits have been weird too! There are times that I eat like a gorilla (Wednesday at Chili's and Thursday at HEAT) Then are were 2 times na I didn't eat dinner at all! Third - I've been feeling bloated and I feel ugly (as usual)my clothes don't fit me well anymore.. and the VERDICT = PMS-sing. Yes, HORMONES ALL OVER THE PLACE!! Thank god for mefanamic acids and midol!! haha... :) - Problem solved!! I've been feeling pain on my lower back - pain as in super sakit na even stretching it out won't help. It's been a recurring problem - with no cure!! I've been feeling MORE tamad lately (tamad kasi parati eh) and super sleepy to do stuffs!! (Ang sarap kasi humiga) Anyways - to understand PMS better (*hinting toot and toot!) Characteristics Over 150 symptoms have been attributed to PMS. After complaints of feeling "out-of-con


"It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what. The weird thing about telling someone they're dying is it tends to focus their priorities. You find out what matters to them. What they're willing to die for. What they're willing to lie for." -- Dr. Gregory House People tell LIES to save themselves from trouble, some for FAME , some for EGO , while some - well, just to SAVE face. I've heard of HORROR stories that have happened to my friends. I for one was a VICTIM of a lie. I hate these kinds of people. They make me wish they NEVER existed at all. I HATE LIARS - they make me sick. One of the great things my mom has taught me is NEVER to lie. It's true that 'the TRUTH will set you free ' - it will, and it STILL does. If one tells the truth - ONE need not worry, if one TELLS a lie, that person will worry to DEATH because the truth may come about, eventually. Being honest and transp

little SASHA ANDREA's christening..

About a little past 4:00pm this afternoon, the basement part of the Christ the King church was filled with the sound of a crying baby girl. All of a sudden, all eyes were searching for where the sound came from. It came from SASHA ANDREA , Imma and Marshall's 2nd baby angel. And at that moment, she was being Christened - welcomed to the Christian world. It seems that she was irritated with something - Annie, my friend - suggested that it may be the sound of the microphone, because baby SASHA was not used to loud sounds. I hope that reason was right, or else.. Just Kidding!! To SASHA ANDREA - welcome to the Christian world, CONGRATULATIONS!!


Thank god for Channel 53 - etc's 2nd Avenue!! JEOPARDY 's back - Yeehaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! For sure Kim, Selene, Kym, Chris and Edmund will be thrilled to know that it's back on TV - para huminto na ako manuod ng 'Game Ka Na Ba?' *JUST A NOTE - I would have WON the 1Million Peso Jackpot in tonights GKNB episode. I KNEW WHAT THE ANSWER WAS?! Darn it... I was wondering, if the staff made the questions a little easier than normal if celebrities are playing ... Just a thought!! Anyways, the question was 'Ano ang dating minimum height ay 5'4 at maximum weight na 115lbs.?' - FLIGHT ATTENDANT OR STEWARDES..

Happy Birthday Camille!!

To my fellow 'mahilig mag-kwento' HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I feel so old!! Argh...

Entertainment Update:

LINDSAY LOHAN ADMITS TO EATING DISORDER AND DRUG USE I KNEW IT!! IT's impossible to become SUPER thin in an instant. I EVERY woman in this world deems to have the perfect body.. but at what cost? The magazines, TV shows and other stuff, dictates to us what we should be and shouldn't be. Here's the link to the whole article on Lohan Tells Vanity Fair... BRANGELINA: BABY BOOM?? I just have to say.. I love them both.. They look so GOOD together!! If it were true.. CONGRATULATIONS!! Gosh, I can just imagine, the baby would be oozing with sexual magnetism when it gets born!! Just kidding!! Here the whole article on Brangelina: Baby Rumors

Cafe Cool = HEAT - Healthy Eating, Amazing Tastes

Kym and I were chatting on when to hold our Christmas/New Year's dinner since for the past 3 years we've NEVER been complete. Christmas 2002 and New Year 2003 - I was in Beijing Christmas 2003 and New Year 2004 - Selene was somewhere in China Christmas 2004 and New Year 2005 - Kym was in Beijing Christmas 2005 and New Year 2006 - ALL PRESENT!! Thus, we both decided to have it on January 4, 2006 - a Wednesday! Kym was telling me about this new 'Cafe Cool' at Edsa Shang that she ate at na super sarap! It's a new place raw and the food is 'Oh! So..' good! She made the reservations, and I was the one who texted Selene, Kim, and my Panget. Since I was just passing the message, I relayed what she told me, the restaurant was called Cafe Cool. So all along, I knew the name of the restaurant was Cafe Cool. At about 7:20pm, Selene called me she told me that she and Chris were asking the guard where Cafe Cool was and the guard replied that there was no Cafe Cool in

dinner with Ches and Mark

I had a great time tonight dinning at Chilis with Ches, Mark and the whole BLCU 2002 1st sem gang - Kath, Denz, May May, Brian, Althia, Bang, Mark, and myself. Ches and Mark became the guests of honor because they're here for the holidays. Mark works for URC in Shang-Hai, while Ches was in Shang-Hai for studies. Had fun you guys!! Ches - If there's a U2 concert, I'm sure to visit you ins Sing! And aslo if there's a DIRT CHEAP fare going to Singapore - be assured that I'll be pulling you and MayMay to eat with me at Boon Tong Kee and Din Tai Fung.. Hehehe.. Nice see you again Ches!!! (sa next URCC ulit ah!! Hahaha!!) Mark - If and when I go visit Beijing, I'll make sure to visit you in Shang-Hai, even if it means travelling by train(I love the trains!! No Joke..) to get to Shang-Hai.. Nice seeing you too!! Melissa - Like what I said.. If there's a DIRT CHEAP fare... GAME ON!! Pero if majority wins and Singapore is the destination.. FINE, let's ju

withdrawal symptoms of a MASSAGE ADDICT

I've been missing my TWICE a week dose of body massages - the reason for this would be the parties and functions that I've been attending. Since just a month ago it officially became the Christmas Season - parties crept up from nowhere, and the next thing you know - holiday na (as in walang work). Of course Holidays are holidays too for masseuses diba? So for 3 weeks now, I've MISSED my massage days. Firstly - because of the parties I've been accompanying Edmund to (I'm not complaining - basta ba may FREE food, GAME ON!! - and in fairness, I've won Edmund a ton of prizes like a digicam to name one) Second - because of the LEGAL holidays and Third - because the masseuse is on vacation!! (I know.. I need to be more understanding - EVERYONE deserves a break..) So I'm really looking forward to this Thursday night - beacause Thursday nights are official MASSAGE nights here at home. I think I'm having withdrawal symptoms from not getting my massages for

loving SM Department Store..

I absolutely LOOOOOOOVE SM Department Store. I do! I really do! My friends will swear by it. I swear, it's the best place to shop in the Philippines (safe answer). My favorite SM Department Store. Since I was little, my mom and my aunts would bring me to SM Department Store to shop for school shoes, party dresses, and casual wear. Over the years my shopping has graduated from school shoes to prom/party shoes to gimmick shoes. From kiddie party dresses it improved to formal dresses – the list goes on and on. For every need (except for Supermarket – sorry Chris!!) we go to SM. Selene, Kim and I frequent SM on our own – I think it was just in college that we realized that we went to the same place for shopping. We enjoyed it there so much!! I mean, you can LITERALLY find everything you need in one place. As the tagline of SM goes ‘We’ve got it all for you!’ – True enough, it has everything under one roof AND the prices are fairly reasonable and most of the time affordable. Whe