Ramblings and Brain farts

Chika, Chismis, Kwento. GOSSIP!

I have spent the last 5 or 6 hours cruising through two blogs: Brian Gorrell’s and Chikatime.
Yup, I’ve been reading posts between the two blogs and have been introduced to juicy gossip and intrigues involving Manila’s ‘high society.’

Personally, I do think that anyone born into privilege should take the initiative to do good for those who are less fortunate than them. Simply because they have the means, and at times, the clout. So, anytime I see, read or hear about brats who throw money away or who have no care at all about the world around them, I get mad.

I remember back in college, I heard these rich kids talk about not getting 1.0 and the condo unit the dad would give her after graduation. Or was it a car? Okay, I don’t remember anything else about how that conversation went about but I do remember thinking how trivial their concerns were. There were so many other things happening around them.

At some point though, I realized that I shouldn’t trivialize what they consider their problems. Sure, there are more people out there confronting graver issues in their lives, but if they think a 1.25 grade is a big deal, then they are entitled to that too. Each person has his/her own shit to worry about right?

Still when you read about society’s It girls and boys (and gays) indulging in so many excesses and how they have never known a day of real hard work, it still irks something in you. Something in me wants to bash their heads on a wall just to get them to look at things at a different perspective: they could use their status and influence for something more – much more.

But if they really are wasting their lives in drugs – then they must really have big issues. They need help. I wish they get that real soon.

Leona on Idol, and Zune’s getting better :)

Leona Lewis was on Idol this week.

Bleeding Love isn’t my favorite but she is a great performer and a talented singer so I still enjoyed seeing her there. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful song but it just doesn’t showcase her vocal range much. I’ve only really ‘heard her’ through Music Messenger and I really liked her in the other songs I heard. I didn’t really love the original, but her version of A Moment Like This got me stop working when I heard it. It got me thinking whether it was her original!

Too bad Carly’s been eliminated; that leaves Syesha as the last of the power house singers among the girls (Ramielle and Carly being the two others). It was such a shock that Brooke was able to hang on, but good for her too because she gets to have a chance to redeem herself next week.

I would be heartbroken (hehe) to see Jason Castro go when his time comes – I like him but I don’t think he’s top two material. But I am not America so I may be wrong again.

Zune has not been well this week, but he is better today. He’s running in and out again, and he’s been barking at strangers coming to our door again. Looking forward to him getting better still so he can take a bath! We took him to the vet on Wednesday morning and I was touched that the doctor sent me a text message just now checking up on him. How sweet!

Summers are not good for daytime sleeping

I have been awake for more than 24 hours. Ok, there may have been an hour’s sleep somewhere there, and a few minutes here and there since I came home, but I am just not rested and my body just refuses to stay put and go to sleep. Must be because it is so darn hot!

One thing I’ve been thankful for the past month is having been in the day shift at work – I don’t have to endure this afternoon heat and toss and turn and sweat instead of getting my much needed sleep. But thanks to events outside of our control, I will have to go back to the night shift next week.

I don’t know how long that’s going to be, but I sure hope it’s only for the week.

Is there anything good about moving to the new schedule (or rather back to my old one)? Well, I’d have a four-day weekend starting today until tuesday morning 🙂 That’s the silver lining – the only one I see. For now.

So anyway, I clocked in about 14 hours at work last night. Had to get things done. I only felt giddy on the last hour (bordering on exhaustion) and surprisingly, that was the only time I was also really sleepy.

Earth Hour Philippines and Pinoy Big Brother

Sadly, we didn’t get to participate in Earth Hour 100%. We reduced our lighting in the house by maybe 75%. We couldn’t turn out the lights outside because my nephew had his joint graduation and birthday celebration at dinner Saturday night and so guests were still outside. That means the lights were on in their house, for sure.

I am not sure how big an impact the event has really made in this country. Honestly, I didn’t hear much about Earth Hour until maybe a day or two before its schedule. I received an email about it from someone at work but the date didn’t stick. I didn’t hear much about it on TV, or maybe I just wasn’t watching or not paying attention, I know I probably didn’t check out the papers.

Perhaps if ABS-CBN covered it more, and if they had Pinoy Big Brother promote Earth Hour, there would have been more participation. I’m serious. We were tuned in to Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus some time past 8 and I was thinking, aren’t they participating in Earth Hour? Even if people would have still been consuming energy by watching the show, they (or we) could have done it in darkness, with the only light coming from our TV monitors. They could have done it inside Big Brother’s house, and had the teeners share their stories over candle light. There could have been less lighting for the show’s hosts outside the house, and maybe they could have just walked the ‘guardians’ in instead of having them brought in through a limo service.

Next time, team up with Pinoy Big Brother and Earth Hour will be more successful in the Philippines than this year’s.


Kikay – I don’t have a Filipino/Tagalog dictionary on hand but this word should roughly translate to girly girl or very feminine. We usually refer to our make-up and accessories kits as kikay kits.

I did not intend to create a layout tonight, I just wanted to share my latest kikay finds, and this is what happened:

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I bought 7 pairs of earrings in one afternoon, all at a bargain price. 3 pairs (the ones bundled together) came as a set so I had all three for the price of one pair! I so love wearing dangling earrings, it’s pretty much the only jewelry I wear, aside from the very simple white-gold bracelet that my guy gave me as a Christmas present several years ago.

By the way, NO, five pairs is not too much. Hehe. Besides, I share all my earrings with my mom (and vice versa).

As for the bracelet, the young lady who makes them asked me what charms I wanted, as well as the color of the beads to go along with them. Two days later, there it was. I’ve asked for a custom-made bracelet be made for my mom too, can’t wait to see how that turns out! Ok, so I ordered another one for me, fancy silver this time. Hehe.

I can actually make jewelry like these, I used to until I kinda lost interest. I’m thinking of encouraging a cousin to continue making them (she took it up after i did) and I’d market it for her – online. The materials are fairly cheap and she has quite a good eye for design so I am sure she can make prettier stuff than these ones. 🙂

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