Classic Mojito Night

We tried it last week and loved it so we went back to have another full blast of a weekend with the refillable classic mojito nights at TGIFriday’s. The taste was stronger this time and I had 6 full glasses. Not bad for someone who’s still writing as of this time. LOL!

I’ve been going out a lot the past couple of weeks – rekindling friendships, strengthening and forging new ones. Despite it being taxing to the body and wallet (at times), I feel a sense of fulfillment being able to do such a thing. I’m also thankful that I’m getting to spend more time with my father and family members. I can get to talk to them about anything no matter how shallow the topics may be. We can even talk about fashion, shoes like ugg boots and the latest showbiz happenings without having to justify why we talk about it. What’s important is that I get to connect with them again in ways or means that’s easy and fun.

I will opt to have a low-key weekend next week for a change. But I don’t really like planning things because they don’t usually happen the way I want them to. So who knows? Maybe one of these days, you’ll be surprised as to where I spent my unpredictable weekends.

Enjoy the photos!

Friday Fill-Ins #187

And…here we go!

1. I’m going ballistic sometimes but only when provoked.

2. I’ll probably have to have an adventure and be daring.

3. Perhaps today you can make it a point to be honest with the people you care about the most.

4. I think I should start having a true adventurer’s spirit.

5. Compassion is not hard to show if you’re sincere about it.

6. Believe and hope no matter how difficult.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to catch up on sleep, tomorrow my plans include going out with my friends for mojito night and Sunday, I want to shop!

Sunday Stealing: Meme of Many Odd Questions Part 3

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Kuda Girl of the blog named Kuda Girl’s Journal. Kuda Girl explains that she ripped it from two bloggers Slay Me Softly and Dragon Fly Lady. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. It has 65 questions, so we’ll do it in parts. This is the final chapter. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

45. Favorite color?
** Black is classic.

46. Have you ever slapped someone?
** Yes.

47. Is your hair curly?
** No.

48. What was the last CD you bought?
** Glee: The Power of Madonna

49. Do looks matter?
** Not necessarily but it’s a plus.

50. Could you ever forgive a cheater?
** Why not?

51. Is your phone bill sky high?
** There are times.

52. Do you like your life right now?
** Yes. It could be better though.

53. Do you sleep with the TV on?
** Sometimes.

54. Can you handle the truth?
** Yes.

55. Do you have good vision?
** No.

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?
** No.

57. How often do you talk on the phone?
** Quite often.

58. The last person you held hands with?
** DS.

59. What are you wearing?
** Usual house clothes: shorts and cotton shirt

60. What is your favourite animal?
** None really. Dogs can be a favorite.

61. Where was your favorite picture taken at?
** Boracay.

62. Can you hula hoop?
** No.

63. Do you have a job?
** Yes.

64. What was the most recent thing you bought?
** clothes and shoes

65. Have you ever crawled through a window?
** No.

I never meant to

I had a very fine Saturday – so fine that I can’t help but smile.

After more than a month, I finally got a new desktop that I couldn’t wait to unwrap the moment I got home. But before doing that, I got the chance to bond with a girl friend over early dinner plus a couple of drinks after we decided to avail of the refillable classic mojito at Friday’s.

Just like in any other conversation over alcoholic drinks, there were a lot of things that came up between us. Conversations that are no-holds barred and are meant to stay in that booth where we spent time together.

I’m not normally someone who would blurt out something to make someone cry because more often than not, I’m the one who’ll cry over the simplest of things like a song or a quote. But tonight was different. I caught myself being the cause of someone’s tears which eventually caught up with me.

In the middle of sharing some thoughts and feelings about a previous experience, this came out of my mouth:

“How can someone so far hurt you so much?”

And how can I be so insensitive to someone who’s still trying to mend a broken heart?

On my way home, what I said stuck to my head. I felt tears flowing but snapped out of it.

Lesson learned: You can hurt yourself and others after drinking 5 tall glasses of classic mojito. My bad….but I never meant to do it – the hurting someone part that is. And now because of what happened, I, myself, have started to feel the pain all over again.

Wednesday Wickedness: Ellen de Generes

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness. We are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday. But our little “twist” is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes. Each of our questions will be based on the quotes. Got it? Great! Let’s begin this week’s meme!

Today we picked Ellen Degeneres. Here’s Wednesday Wickedness!

1. “I was coming home from kindergarten–well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It’s good for a kid to know how to make gloves.” How old were you when you started working and what was your first job?

** I was already 22 when I started working as a bookkeeper/administrative assistant.

2. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.” Tell us about your grandparents.
** I have nothing much to say about my grandparents. Never got to bond with them.

3. “Procrastination isn’t the problem, it’s the solution. So procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” Do you procrastinate or are you on top of the situations?
** There are times when I procrastinate (which is like most of the time) but there are also times when I’m on top of the situation.

4. “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” What would others say about you?
** I cannot and don’t have the intention to please everyone. I’m just being myself all the time. So I guess others would say that I’m as real as I can be.

5. “The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren’t any space aliens. We can’t be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we’re not all there is. If so, we’re in big trouble” Do you believe in life on other planets?
** Not really.

6. “I’m a godmother, that’s a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me god for short, that’s cute, I taught her that.” Do you have a godchild?
** I do and they’re all adorable kids!

7. “I don’t understand the sizes anymore. There’s a size zero, which I didn’t even know that they had. It must stand for: ‘Ohhh my God, you’re thin.'” When was the last time that you were called too thin?
** Back in college. I don’t want to be called that anymore.

8. “I have the worst memory ever so no matter who comes up to me – they’re just, like, ‘I can’t believe you don’t remember me!” I’m like, ‘Oh Dad I’m sorry!'” Who was the last person that you should have recognized but didn’t?
** Hmmm…it was somebody that I forcibly didn’t recognize. LOL!

9. “I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying I gotta start working out. It’s been about two months since I’ve worked out. And I just don’t have the time. Which odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. And uh..and watch tv. And get a bone density test. And uh.. try to figure out what my phone number spells in words.” Do you work out? Have you ever joined a gym and quit almost immediately?
** Not anymore. I did join a gym but got too tired of it plus, it was expensive too.

10. ‘We use 10 percent of our brains. Imagine how much we could accomplish if we used the other 60 percent.” Do you feel that you utilize all your intelligence in every situation?
** There are times when I do but I realize that not all situations will require intelligence. Sometimes, all you need is the perfect balance between intelligence and emotion to make the situation better (or worse).

Sweet gesture

What better way to end a rather sluggish day is to get a nice surprise from your Dad…

And then more smiles got plastered on my face when I received the other pictures taken by a good friend, Nykko Santos, during the Cherry Mobile event last Saturday with John Lloyd Cruz and Kim Chiu.

This is a nice end to a not-so-good day. But God is really good because He won’t let me sleep until I smiled.

Sunday Stealing: Meme of Many Odd Questions Part 2

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Kuda Girl of the blog named Kuda Girl’s Journal. Kuda Girl explains that she ripped it from two bloggers Slay Me Softly and Dragon Fly Lady. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. It has 65 questions, so we’ll do it in parts. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

23. Do you rent movies often?
** No.

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in?
** My watch.

25. How many countries have you visited?
** 5

26. Have you made a prank phone call?
** Yes.

27. Ever been on a train?
** Yes.

28. Brown or white eggs?
** Both are okay.

29. Do you have a cell-phone?
** yes.

30. Do you use Chap Stick?
** Sometimes.

31. Do you own a gun?
** No.

32. Can you use chop sticks?
** Yes.

33. Who are you going to be with tonight?
** None.

34. Are you too forgiving?
** Sometimes.

35. Ever been in love?
** Yes.

36. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow (or the next soonest week day)?
** Celebrate a relative’s birthday and make sure that her sister’s well-taken cared of.

37. Ever have cream puffs?
** Yes.

38. Last time you cried?
** A couple of days ago.

39. What was the last question you asked?
** “How are you?”

40. Favorite time of the year?
** Christmas.

41. Do you have any tattoos?
** No.

42. Are you sarcastic?
** Sometimes.

43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?
** No.

44. Ever walked into a wall?
** How?

Wednesday Wickedness: George Steinbrenner

Today we picked George Steinbrenner (who passed away Tuesday morning at age 80). Here’s Wednesday Wickedness!

1. “But why shouldn’t I speak out? Don’t you speak out in this country?” Do you speak out as often as you should?
** Yes I do. Sometimes, I go overboard. LOL!

2. “I am tough. Sometimes I’m unreasonable. I have to catch myself every once in a while.” Are you ever tough and unreasonable?
** I’m almost always tough but I try to avoid situations wherein it could lead me to become unreasonable.

3. “I haven’t always done a good job, and I haven’t always been successful – but I know that I have tried.” Do you believe that sometimes you learn more from a failure than a success?
** I treat failures as opportunities for success. We learn, we move on and we eventually succeed.

4. “Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.” Do you feel that you always have to win?
** No. I have come to accept the fact that winning isn’t everything (at least for me) and it doesn’t happen all the time.

5. “It is unbelievable to me that the highest-paid team in baseball would start the season in such a deep funk.” Do you think money always buys greatness?
** Nowadays, money does that more often than it shouldn’t.

6. “I take my last phone call at home at about 11pm.” What time is too late to call you?
** I don’t really mind if somebody calls me even in the most ungodly hour of the night. More often than not, I may not be able to pick up because I just slept. Seriously, if I can pick up, that’s okay.

7. “Don’t talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what’s good right now.” Do you think tradition matters?
** In some situations, tradition does matter. But I like it when tradition evolves into something much better than it was.

8. “And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance.” Do you tend to root for the underdog?
** If I feel that the underdog is on the right side of things, I root for them.

9. “I don’t think I ever could exceed my father’s successes. He was a completely satisfied man, he knew what he wanted to accomplish and he accomplished it. I did do a lot, though, to try to please him.” Do you ever feel that you want to exceed your parents successes?
** Yes but I know that I can do that only up to a certain extent.

10. “I’m really 95 percent Mr. Rogers, and only 5 percent Oscar the Grouch.” In terms of cartoon characters, who are you like?
** Dora the Explorer as I like exploring things…and traveling. LOL!