February 25, 2014

I will miss HIMYM

I'm on the last season of How I Met Your Mother. The long wait is almost over!! In season 9 (last season), Ted Mosby finally met the mother of his children!! This American tv series started when Ted left a video tape to his children telling them the story of how he met his wife. It took him 9 seasons to finally arrive to the point where the wife already existed in his story-telling! Sometimes I wished Ted could be straight to the point where he would directly start on the event where he already set his eyes for the first time to his destiny. But Ted wasn't like that! Ted was a drama king. In order for us to fully appreciate the moment he met his wife, we need to know the things that happened before that!

Ted told stories about the misadventures of his best friend, Barney. Ted shared about the awesome love story of his first-two best friends, Marshall and Lily. Ted confessed about how he was in love with his best friend, Robin, and how it wasn't meant to be. And Ted shared a lot of stuff. He loved stories and he wanted it to be in detailed.

Now that it is going to end, I will surely miss it. I will miss their humor, especially of Barney's. I will miss Ted's cheesiness. I will miss Marshall and Lily's loyalty to each other. I will miss Robin's gorgeousness. And above all, I will miss their one-of-a-kind friendship.

P.S. I can't remember what season the images above appeared. I just included it here because Marshall is showing his innocent humor. :p

February 23, 2014

What's wrong, Etude House Philippines?

Hi Etude House Philippines, thank you for taking a moment to read this post. I have a concern. Don't worry though, it is not serious which the title might entail. So last January 2, 2014, I purchased stuff for the first time from one of your branches here in Mindanao. The cashier gave me a pink membership card. She told me to activate it by registering online on your site ( using the 12-digit number located at the back of the card. I've been visiting on your site to create an account but I can't do so because until now, my card is still invalid. I would like to ask why that is happening even after seven weeks since I received it? Do I have to wait for some more months?

February 22, 2014

Kpop Saturday #19: BEAST's Take Care of My Girlfriend (Say No)

Date Released: April 2010
Current Views on Youtube: 3.6 million

There are only two colors that you would see in the entire music video--black and white. What does it mean when those two colors are used? For me, it signifies sadness and pain. Somehow, it really is, because the artists' facial expressions show unhappiness and pain.

I'd like to tell you again, that I don't understand most of the Korean songs that I've been listening to because I very much don't bother to look for its English translation. What is it for, if I already like them without knowing the meaning of the lyrics? Actually, I only learn the English translations because I'm making my Kpop Saturday posts! So I just went to Google and search its translation. I was surprised because the meaning of the song is beautiful, painfully beautiful.

"I couldn’t tell him that I still have sleepless nights because of you
Although I’d cheered my friend on and sent him off with a forced smile, oh girl!

Oh can’t you see I’m still loving you
My heart’s not yet ready to let you go"

Here's this guy who still loves his ex-girlfriend. (So yes, the title should have been Take Care of My Ex-Girlfriend.) He has a friend who likes his ex-girlfriend and wanted to court her. The friend asked his permission, asked if it was okay to court his former love. This guy said that it was okay and he didn't mind at all. But what he said is different from what he really feels. Deep inside he hopes that the girl would say no to his friend.

Now that I know the song's English translation, I like it even more. :P

Yoseob's part is my favorite! ( 0:53-1:05 )

♫ Oh can’t you see I’m still loving you
My heart’s not yet ready to let you go ♫

Wedding Song

If I'll ever get married, which I hope to happen in the not so far but not so near future, I want this song to be played while I'll be walking down the aisle on my wedding day.

"How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer, if I may.

I first encountered this song from a tv show. After that, I downloaded it. It was love at first listen, really. I later discovered that this song was played in last year's romantic film, About Time. I've heard that the movie is good. I even read that if we're going to choose to watch a romantic flick, we should choose About Time. I think it's more than good, given how the makers of the film picked a beautiful song (How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding). :)

I am a silly girl. I call it silly because I'm not even engaged at this moment of time, not to mention that I still don't have a boyfriend. I have read from a Christian book that women think of weddings while men think of sex in connection with love. Men, the author says, don't actually get excited about weddings, it is the women who are crazy about them. Somehow the writer is right because I haven't heard a guy planning wedding stuff long before it happens.

If I'd be lucky to meet the one, I absolutely don't want to skip wedding. Wedding is one of my dreams that should come to reality. It is through weddings that momentarily, we could say that fairy tales do come true.

February 19, 2014

tablet and ebooks

When my brother gave me a tablet, I actually didn't know what to do with it. In the first place, I didn't find it as a necessity. In terms of use, whatever it could perform, could also be done by my laptop. Although obviously, a tablet is more convenient to use than a 14-inch laptop. For the first few weeks, I used it to play android games, surf the net and read few novels. But still, I could live without it. Even if my brother would decide to take it from me, I wouldn't mind because I didn't  have a specific use for it with utmost importance.

Things change now. Now that I have read wonderful novels through it, I have found its purpose for me. Recently, it has become my ebook reader. I am just thankful that I have an ebook reader because without it, I may still wouldn't read the following novels:

1. The Kite Runner, Hosseini Khaled

2. The Little Prince, Saint-Exupery Antoine de

3. 1984,George Orwell

4. Sputnik Sweetheart, Haruki Murakami

5. Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

6. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket
7. The Bad Beginning
8. The Reptile Room
9. The Wide Window
10.The Miserable Mill
11.The Austere Academy
12. The Ersatz Elevator

13. How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships, Leil Lowndes

14. The Boy Next Door, Meg Cabot

It is easy to find an ebook than to find a paperback. Plus, a lot of ebooks can be downloaded for free. Yes, the 14 items I mentioned above, I read them for free. Unlike a hard copy, a book on sale could cost you Php100 and if it isn't on sale, as much as Php500! 

I still like paperbacks, though. I think that my pace is faster if I'm reading on a hard copy. But I can definitely say that an ebook reader is absolutely a good alternative!!! 

The other night, I fell asleep while reading the The Kite Runner. I woke up in the middle of the night after a bad dream. The light was off because at home, which I don't know why, I can't sleep if it is not dark. I didn't want to go to sleep due to that awful dream. So I just continued to read Khaled's novel. It was very convenient for me because the tablet was just at my side and I didn't have to turn on the light for me to be able to read. That moment I thought, how good it is to have a tablet.  

February 09, 2014

food porn

I have a confession to make, if others are irritated when their friends on facebook or on other social networks regularly post pictures of food, I on the other hand, find it pleasurable. I don't care about their reason why they post yummy food, be it bragging or just bragging alone, I just like seeing food. I hope people will stop posting selfie especially those who are not in the beautiful-looking level. Instead, they should just show yummy and salivating food! Yeah! Stop the narcissism and be a food porn addict na lang, please?

Manang's Chicken
I miss Manang's Chicken!! The last time I ate was I think, 8 months ago. :( Dear Manang's Chicken, you should put a branch here in Mindanao, either in Butuan or Cagayan de Oro. :) 

What's the name of this Korean food?
I can't remember the name of that food. After all, I didn't usually order it every time I went to Mashitta (Korean food establishment inside UP) before. I only ordered it when I brought my family there. It tasted like sotanghon. It actually looked like sotanghon. 

All-time fave Korean food-- Kimchi fried rice!!
I miss Kimchi fried rice so badly!!!

Last year, Rona treated me and my sister at Mom&Tina's Bakery Cafe for her birthday. The pasta above was what I ordered.

pasta 2
That was my sister's choice! We actually didn't have enough knowledge about pasta. We just picked from the menu those that sounded delicious.

February 08, 2014

Kpop Saturday #17: B1A4's Lonely

Current views on Youtube: 2.1 million

This is a freshly released music video just last month by the group that I first liked, B1A4! This is still the only mv saved in my folder that is produced this year. I like the song. I have felt its loneliness. I can relate with their loneliness. Being lonely could be a good thing but it is mostly a sad emotion. Sad that is how the music video is. They portrayed sadness so well that I have enjoyed it. ♥

I like the vocals especially with Sandeul's voice. My favorite part is when he sang, "every day, every say blah blah blah". It is very catchy that I usually sing along with that part. I also like the video. It is not totally unique but I find it beautiful and cool. I love the fact that the color white has become the "motif". Although there is a few exposure of the group's choreography, I got excited to watch their live performance when I saw this:

red neckties =)
Isn't it cute and creative upon using neckties as a prop? :) 

I looked at the English translation of the lyrics and it got me a little bit confused. There was this line that says, "I feel good by myself". I interpret as something that he is better off alone, so he is happy. But the rest of the lines of the song say the opposite. I can just assume that the, "I feel good by myself", is a sarcasm. Here is two of its many lonely lines:

It feels like no one is looking for me
It feels like your brightly shining heart is already closed (hey)

The image below reminds me of two things, F4 and Frozen. F4 because of their attire. Their clothes are like those of Jun Pyo's. They look so arrogant.hehe. The Disney film, Frozen, also reminds me of this because of the snow. Furthermore, looking at their sad disposition, they seem like going to sing Let It Go. Let the storm rage on, the cold never bothered me anyway..   

February 04, 2014

Isn't It Ironic?

Goodbye to the cold weather, drizzle and heavy rain.

Hello Mr. Sun!

I'm not really a fan of the sun, it's not because I don't like a bright surrounding but due to the temperature it brings. A bright, shining sun means a hot, sweaty atmosphere. I don't like roaming around under its radiance because I hate the hot feeling and I don't want to be tanned. That's why one of the major contradictions in my life is that why I chose to become a geodetic engineer!

This is not a post to explain or I don't think there would be any post to be published here that would explain that. I just want to give a futile explanation...

That is, somehow I like ironies. It's like loving Hello Kitty but hating cats. It's like loving the character of Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother but hating the idea of possibly meeting someone like him. It's like hating liars but ending up lying several times in this life. It's like hating the feeling of having few hours of sleep but still sleeping late. It's like loving to stay home but wanting to live abroad. It's like loving to go to heaven but fearing to be dead.

This is my life. I don’t live with ironies but I’ve got many ironies. And I find it quiet amusing. J


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