The Fray and The Folly

I’ve been so busy. I bet you’re thinking, NOT AGAIN! LOL! Well, I am busy, but not the stressful-pull-your-hair-out kind. My time has been occupied by a very good companion during my lonely sad existence. I have recently acquired one of the last but most certainly not the least most awaited game in PS2 (did you understand that?). I haven’t missed any of its previous versions or sequels. This is one of the games that simply take my breath away in terms of its graphics, music, gameplay and most of all, its engaging storyline. This game, this legendary game, is FINAL FANTASY.

Yes, yes, if you were a hardcore RPG fan like me, Final Fantasy can be considered as the God of all RPG. But to all you people who are not into video games, let me talk about something else.

Last week a HARSH topic was discussed. A topic which virtually shook the foundations of our family relationship; The topic of going to a derma. It sounds stupid I know, let me elaborate a little. My sister recently is experiencing a skin outbreak. She spent most of her adolescence with perfect skin and gorgeous hair, but on the last few months of her final “teen” year, pimples have been visiting her, left and right…cheek. LOL! Last week she asked our dad for money to go to a dermatologist. How much did she ask for? 4000 pesos for a check up and first session. That’s a little too steep just to remove pimples. I also found out from a friend that he knows a dermatologist who’s way cheaper. For just less than 1000 bucks, you get all the check up and medicine you need. Plus, he knows first hand that the treatment works (unlike the other derma which is based only on hearsay). Anyway, all this ensued a huge debate between my sister, my dad and my brother. My sister didn’t want to go to any other doctor. My brother despises the fact that my sister spends so much money on shallow matter. My dad doesn’t know what to do because he doesn’t wanna side with anybody. Hateful screams were exchanged, tears were shed…yes…tears…As for me, I stayed away from the matter. I was busy fighting off monsters on my Final Fantasy game! LOL!

I also enrolled for my second semester last week. Second semester enrolment are much easier and is less hassle compared to when I enroll for the first sem. Wanna know how much hassle I got from a first semester enrolment? Read one of my earlier posts. It’s one of my entries which is written in tagalong because of my sheer frustration with what happened. It’s a BLOG BLAST entry. Back to the topic, for this sem, everything went smoothly, except for a few minor delays. The one thing I found to be really curious was every employee of the school which I encountered that day totally was bitchy and unfriendly. Everytime I was in front of a teller or an employee, I would happily greet them a good morning to see if they would respond. You won’t believe the reaction I got. Some answered me back with a good morning, but in a hostile manner. Some just shrugged and answered with somewhat of a moan. And some totally gave me a cold shoulder. I mean, would it kill you to be nice first thing in the morning?! Just to piss them off even more, I became extra extra nice and chatty to them just to irritate the heck out of them! LOL!

I hope you got the title of this post. If not, think a bit harder…

No, even harder than that…

P.S. The small fued is still unsettled but both sides are treating each other in a civilized manner.

Let me also ask you to comment also on my Blog Blast post about my “Enrolment Experience”. I made it when my blog was still unrecognized. I would definitely like to know what your thoughts about it is. Thanks Blogtha!


An expression you’ll commonly hear from me nowadays. A week’s worth of vacation time has done wonders for my disposition. I am rested and amiable. You can basically ask me anything and I won’t be giving you any snide comments or cynical answers. That is why, like all of the people who did the similar tag from my previous post, I too will answer YOUR follow up questions for me. As usual, I will try to answer them as jigs-like as possible. So, let us begin:

JUICE asks: What are your top ten favorite songs?

Now I would assume that she asks my current top ten, and not my all-time top ten, because that list is still under construction. LOL!

  1. I Call It Love – Lionel Richie
  2. Over My Head – The Fray
  3. Promiscuous – Nelly Furtado
  4. Call Me When You’re Sober – Evanescence
  5. Crazy – Alanis Morisette
  6. U + Ur Hand – Pink
  7. Save Room – John Legend
  8. Fidelity – Regina Spektor
  9. I’m not missing you – Stacie Orrico
  10. Like a Star – Corinne Bailey Rae

TALAMASCA asks: What’s your most-liked Anne Rice Book?

THE BEAUTY SERIES! LOL! Kidding! I’ve read quite a few from Anne Rice and her other pen names (Anne Rampling and A.N. Roquelaure). I worship her Vampire Chronicles! It is her depictions of vampires that I adhere to the most among all the various ways writers portray vampires. If you must make me choose, Interview with the Vampire tops my list because it introduced me to the whole vampire experience. Oh, let’s not forget, out of the Beauty Series, Beauty’s Punishment was the best. Just to let you know. LOL!

Thanks to Talamasca for reminding me of my inspiration for my Special post for this month. Just watch out for it!

EDGAR asks: Is it Happy? As in Happy Halloween?

LOL! No, my close friends would know why I would want Halloween as my last name for my nickname. Jigs Halloween would be my “nom de plume” (pseudonym).

JAISKIZZY asks: musta na pareng jigs?

Ayos lang pare…

REX asks: What is the greatest injustice in the world?

That the good suffer while the wicked thrive. (what an insightful answer! Pretty standard! LOL!)

This question requires a bit of pondering. I’ll leave my answer that way for now, although I think my answer is correct. Because of my answer, I suddenly remembered this scene from the movie Constantine where the Angel was about to release the devil into the world. The Angel says: You will endure this suffering of Hell on Earth, so that in the end, those who survive will truly be worthy of God’s love…

JHED asks: If you were to be born again, what gender do you want to be?

Being a female does have its advantages (less manual labor and more fashion choices), but to be honest, I would still choose to be a male. I find it to be more advantageous in the long run, although almost everything nowadays is equal opportunity for both sexes. Who knows in the future, females will dominate the earth. If that was the case, then I would definitely want to be female. LOL!

Thank goodness only a few people asked me more questions. Plus, nobody asked any perverted and disturbing questions! Although I don’t know if that’s a good thing or bad thing LOL!

Thanks to the people who said they liked my previous post! I really appreciate the comments! It’s what keeps me at this blogging thing. I’ll end it here; I have something which begs my attention. I’ll tell you about it next time. LOL!

Tag, I'm it?

I finally found the time to update my blog! So, it’s official; I’m done with our first semester! I have a few weeks worth of ME time and I’m making them count by sleeping my day away (LOL, veeeery productive jigs!). Now, with my renewed energy and rested mind, I tackle this conundrum of a tag.

Jigs. Because I like to think Jigs is my male counterpart here in Blogger. Hahaha how does that sound? LOL. Jigs never fails to make interesting posts and as an avid reader of his blog, I never skip a line.

Jigs was Flabbergasted with what Juice had to say…

(I’ve always wanted to use that word…)

How often do you blog?
It depends, I visit blogs every other day. I post entries once or twice a week. I try to keep up with the steady pace some bloggers manage to achieve in updating their blogs.

Online Alias:

trivia: If I was to give my nick name a last name, it would be HALLOWEEN. LOL! Go figure!

Have you ever stood up for someone you hardly knew?
I might have. I never keep track really. I might have stood up for someone who I think was being treated unfairly, but I just don’t write it down on my people I’ve stood up for list. Hmmm, I don’t know why…LOL!

What do you do most often when you are bored?
I bother the heck out of people to the point of irritation. When I’m bored with that I usually listen to music and sing my heart out till I faint…

When bathing, which do you wash first?
Usually, the answer here is hair, face or hands, I actually wet my feet first. I don’t know why, do you think I have a fetish or something? LOL!!!! Kidding!

Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
YES, and I never never ever want to do that again! My body was shaking after the 4 cups of coffee I’ve had!

What color looks best on you?
Personally, black. But people say I look best in Red.

What's your favorite alcoholic drink?
I have no specific drink in mind. I like vodka, so any drink with vodka tastes great to me. My first alcoholic drink was a long island ice tea when I was 14 and didn’t know what the heck to order.

trivia: I had my first beer when I was 16 (maybe that’s why I don’t like it that much). I had my first taste champagne when I was 7.

Do you believe in heaven and hell as a real place that each of us will go to after death?
I agree with Juice…

Do you find that you have more online friends than offline friends?
No, I have very limited online friends, and some of them are also my offline friends.

What was your favorite subject in school?
English most definitely. I also like math although I’m not as good at it as I want to be. I like it’s being very linear. Unlike English, essays, may contain hundreds of varying details, while in math, you only get one, and one answer.

Are you a perfectionist?
No, and yes. I am one when it is something that I have passion for, I never stop till it’s the way I see it in my mind.

Do you spend more than you can afford?

Oh hell yeah! Money never stays long in my wallet. I just can’t seem to save money! I need help!

Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved before?
Define love? What kind of love? Well, whatever, I’ll just say YES. LOL!

Do you consider yourself creative?

Once again No, and Yes. (same answer as to being a perfectionist)

Do you give yourself the credit you deserve?
Most Definitely, especially if I’ve worked hard for it, but I don’t go acting all high and mighty proclaiming what an amazing thing I did. I just keep it to my self and credit it to my self esteem.

Do you donate time or money to charities?
I try too when I get the chance. Unfortunately, my wallet sometimes turns up empty… I wonder why? LOL!

Have you recently done something yourself that you've criticized others for doing?
NO! I am a very principled person. (not that I’m stuck up or anything! LOL!)

What's on your mind right now?
Honestly, my mind went blank when you asked me this question… Uhhmm, heck! I can’t think of a anything to say! Next question!

Say one nice thing about the person who tagged you and the five people that you are going to tag:

Juice: Between the two of us, we’ve exchanged pleasantries and compliments for the past few months now that will last us a lifetime! I love her sweet sophistication. She is just a loving person, in every aspect of the word. She loves to have fun, to learn, to live life. She loves to be happy, and that’s what stands out the most. Just like her name, she presents different flavors for every emotion. My favorite is lemon, sweet but has that special kick! LOL!

I wont be tagging anyone but will say a few nice things to some nice bloggers:

Rowjie. One of a kind blogger! Very kind and grateful to his blogging community. I love visiting his blog, always a different topic to be talked about. Plus, he never forgets to give me a shout out! LOL!

Marose. A lovely lady with a heart of gold. Even though I don’t get to visit her lately, she still visits me. She is a true poet and a good writer. I truly appreciate the effort and the emotion she puts into blogging.

Ghee. Another wonderful woman. She is expressive, fun-loving and enthusiastic. I just love the caring demeanor she exudes everytime she comments on my posts. Her blog is always an adventure to read.

Heneroso. I try never to miss a post from this guy. He has such a great way with TAGALOG words and even makes it wickedly funny! (mind you, I find writing in tagalong mind numbing, much more if I’m being funny!).

Vinkz. This dude manages to post everyday! DAMN! With his busy school avtivities and weekend duties, he manages to give time to blog and even comment on my post. Never have I seen that kind of dedication from a blogger anywhere.


So, If you still have ANY questions for me, be it perverted or disturbing, PLEASE, hesitate to ask. LOL! just kidding. feel FREE to ask. I’ll be here waiting for your questions.

P.S. I bet Talamasca wants to freaking stab me in the back for doing another tag!

Cue the billboard obliterating winds!

Finally managed to squeeze in 10 minutes to blog! This semester is really different. 4 out of my 9 subjects do not have your usual written test for finals. One is a special presentation, one is a case study, another is an oral exam, and the last one is a take home exam. Can you believe that? We get to do our final exam at home! I bet it’s gonna be hard, but its ok, at least the pressure of the usual one hour time limit is absent.

Anyway, I’ve read quite a few posts about the past typhoon (milenyo) and what they did during the storm. Actually, nothing devastating happened around Pampanga unlike the events at Metro Manila. There was the occasional strong rains, but, more prevalent was the strong winds gusting the trees around our house violently. I think I spent 60% of the day sleeping. Electricity was erratic. One moment we had power, the next, long hours of blackouts. Thank God my phone was fully charged. It kept me company during those stagnant hours. My brother also had a PSP to keep us alternately entertained. Classes were cancelled but I wasn’t able to get any work done due to the unavailability of our computer. I did get lots of rest though and enjoyed the free time for myself.

I stepped out of our home to see if the roads were flooded or if there were any damages to our surroundings. The road was muddy and littered with leaves. It wasn’t raining that much anymore, but the wind never stopped blowing. Air/Wind is one of my favorite elements. It is unpredictable and can manipulate other elements. It is comforting and freeing. It gives life and destroys it. It bares significance. “When you don’t see something, it doesn’t mean it’s not there”. Air is the ultimate proof. It also for me denotes power. It can be a gentle breeze or a powerful hurricane. When I felt the strong winds from the typhoon, it was as if I was making the wind blow like that (LOL! Talk about wanting to be Storm!). Usually in fantasy movies or shows, when a spell is cast or a presence is felt, a sudden blow of the wind is used. It is used to make scenes more romantic or sexier. It can also be used for speed and action (hence the title of this post! LOL!). It is that unseen force that can be found everywhere… Ahhh, can you feel the air blowing yet? So, what’s YOU’RE favorite element? :)

BTW, another reason why I love the wind, it’s because I hate sweating! LOL!