Thursday, May 24, 2007

LSS (Last Song Syndrome)

Yeah, I wonder why among all songs I'd be singing this at the back of my mind? I think I'm seeing monkeys all over lately. Hahahah :o) Cheers to Curious George!!



"Upside Down"

Who's to say
What's impossible
Well they forgot
This world keeps spinning
And with each new day
I can feel a change in everything
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
But in some ways they remain the same
And as my mind begins to spread its wings
There's no stopping curiosity

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I'll find the things they say just can't be found
I'll share this love I find with everyone
We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs
I don't want this feeling to go away

Who's to say
I can't do everything
Well I can try
And as I roll along I begin to find
Things aren't always just what they seem

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I'll find the things they say just can't be found
I'll share this love I find with everyone
We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs
This world keeps spinning and there's no time to waste
Well it all keeps spinning spinning round and round and

Upside down
Who's to say what's impossible and can't be found
I don't want this feeling to go away

Please don't go away
Please don't go away
Please don't go away
Is this how it's supposed to be
Is this how it's supposed to be

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My Better Half

What's up with my husband? Some days I just feel like I didn't want anything to do with him and some days I feel like a teenager again on a high, head over heels in love with him (with matching heart-shaped eyes, mind you!)... is there anything wrong with me? I'm really mystified.

Everytime I get so mad at him, my first defense is clamming up, trying so hard to maintain my composure and not burst up (I didn't want to look pathetic of course). At the back of my mind I'm already formulating what to say and my strategies on how to make my point so it's clear what the issue is all about. So I had to wait for a few hours stitching into my head what I got to say, thinking what makes sense and what doesnt, etc.

I think my husband has a radar of some sort. Or maybe I'm not that good at hiding what I feel whenever I'm upset so he could be sensing something's not right. So, after I get to calm down a bit and ready to say what I feel, that very same time, same same moment, he'd be doing things that would make my heart melt like milk chocolate under the AZ heat!!! Arggghhh!!

Suddenly, he'd be super duper sweet, would tell me how much he loves me and would tell me how cute I am (okay, I don't need you to protest against that last one, haha!) Or, he'd clean up the yard, wash the dishes, shave his 5-day-old beard, walk the dogs, bring me a cup of water... etc etc etc...

So before I can open my mouth and start my well-thought-of-argument-and-hubby's-supposed-to-be-debacle, suddenly to me he'd look like 10 times more charming as ever!!! I fell in his trap again! You know that Puss-n-Boots signature pathetic look from Shrek???? How can you resist that kinda look??? Argggghhh!!!

Now I'd forget what I was upset about... and we end up not talking about it and the problem won't get resolved. Bummer.

Bolero kasi. Or maybe he just know me well enough that he knows my weaknesses and such. Or, it could be that madali lang talga ako mabola. Am I too gullible????

Now I'm looking at him across the room, he's sitting in front of his computer, with his 2-day-old-scraggly-looking-beard, with his poofy hair, wearing his worn-out shorts and clark-kent-like-plain-white-shirt... and i feel like hugging him at this very moment because he looks soooo dang cute to me.

Yeah yeah yeah... fine. What am I to do? Haller, I'm just a girl!! He had me at "Good morning my cupie, I love you!".

Monday, May 21, 2007

Pls Vote for our CHEWY!

I got an email from the animal rescue group I used to volunteer at asking if we want join this year's Ahwatukee Pet Idol. Hahaha, this is really funny.

The mechanics of the contest is to just send them the cutest photo of your pet and they'd undergo a voting system either online or snail mail or whatever. Every vote is a $1.00. It's one of their fundraisers for this year for the shelter dogs and cats they've rescued.

So please, vote for our Chewy on this website: Ahwatukee Pet Idol

Just look for his name, there's a bunch of other cuties there too. You have until the 13th of June to vote :o)

Give some love to homeless pets and you'd be rewarded a manifold of blessings. You can vote as many times as you want. You can also donate whatever amount you like.

Thanks peeps!!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sequels & Comebacks...

I'm not sure what's up with 2007, but apparently this is the year when tons of cool stuff are going on. Long list of movies to anticipate and a handful of new records from favorite bands/groups are coming out as well, that includes shows and concerts. Ain't it neat??!!

For Movies (Sequels & other big ones):
1) Spiderman 3 - which had been out for 3 weeks now
2) Shrek 3 - came out last Fri
3) Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End - May 25
4) Ocean's 13 - June 8
5) Fantastic Four, Rise of the Silver Surfer - June 15
6) Live Free or Die Hard - June 27
7) Transformers - July 4
8) Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix - July 13
9) The Simpsons Movie - July 27
10) Bourne Ultimatum - Aug 3

For New Album releases and Concerts/Tours:
1) Linkin Park - Album released last Wednesday, tour going on.
2) Lifehouse - Single released 2 weeks ago, tour going on
3) Maroon 5 - Single released like a month ago
4) Goo Goo Dolls - Tour going on
4) Not sure about the others, but these are the main ones I care about... haha :o)

Well, it's a big year for movies and concerts this year... which is good, a lot of stuff to look forward to.. heee :o)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

What socks to wear???

I got too excited with all these colors to choose from... hmmm.

Green was the color yesterday, now I'm not so sure what I'm feeling up to... help me decide pls? Yum.





Well, look who wants to wear something apple-y as well... hahaha! Quite ambitious huh?? That's my archaic samsung phone... hahaha :o)




Geeezzz... they're all cool, but for $30 from the apple store, uhmmm... kinda pricey. But again, they're all super cool! Soooo girly, haha :o) They fit all iPods, including nano & iPod 30G, 80G. I think I'd give this a 4-star rating!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Candy in the Sun

Here's the 2nd spin of my family's video :o)

But before that, here's a funny video that never fails to make me laugh my heart out whenever I see it, hahaa. My sister and bro had a chance to go try out the reverse bungy in Genting, Malaysia. Heck yeah, they had such a blast! Maaan, I would have been the one seated in the middle if I was there with them... hahah!



This one is taken from below, better view than the other vid above. Flor (she's taking the video) did a good job shooting it, even if I got a bit dizzy watching it, hahaha (Florskie, peace tayo, love u dearie) :o)



Anyhoo, here's a photo montage I did for the nth time of my family's 6-day adventure in Malaysia & Singapore :o) Enjoy!



Candy in the Sun

Going on a fieldtrip just like school
Gonna go somewhere that's really cool
Destination: Vacation traveling around
the nation

Hey-The time is now to start the show
Hey-Rev it up and let it go

Cos I know a place where the sun is always shining
And I won't forget the face
The one that's gonna keep me smiling
You're like candy in the sun
You're my angel on the run
You're like candy in the sun
Hey Hey Hey

Speedin' down the highway
With the top down
We're gonna get out of this one way town
Kick it into motion
Got a notion
We're gonna drive all the way to the ocean, yeah
Hey-Rev it up and let it go
Hey-Crankin' up the radio

[Chorus]

It's time to take a chance
You know it's true
Come on let's break away
Just me and you

Cos I know a place where the sun is always shining
And I won't forget the face the one
That's gonna keep me smiling
You're like candy in the sun
You're like candy in the sun
You're like candy in the sun

Cos I know a place where the sun is always shining
(I know a place)
And I won't forget the face the one
(And I won't forget the face)
That's gonna keep me smiling
You're like candy in the sun
You're like candy in the sun
You're like candy in the sun
Everyday
Hey, Hey, Hey

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Just Counting My Blessings...

--- Loveydoveydoos!!!

--- My family!

--- Skye sporting her summer look :o)

--- Chewy tweetums... cuuutttiiiee!

--- Our tickets to Goo Goo Dolls & Lifehouse concert this coming June! Woohooo!

--- My beloved 24-inch iMAC!

--- My Video-editing stuff! Waaay cool!

--- My iPOD!!! still charging up and haven't removed the plastic covers just yet, har!

Why am I soooo blessed? Thanks JC for answering my prayers, you're the best!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Hurray PHOENIX SUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey, I don't get to watch every game during the playoffs, but maaaan, tonight's adrenalin on the court was way over my head during the 4th quarter!!! The SUNS were lagging by 11 points, if I remembered it correctly. Then last minute, they gained their lead... and they won!!!!!!! 104-98 agains the SPURS! Har!

It's even at 2-2. The 5th game's going to be this Wed here in AZ! I'm sure everyone's anticipating this game. Heee!

GOOOO SUNS!! Steve Nash, what are you??? Kudos maaan! Job well done!!

Ok ok ok, let me get back to my video editing... I'm cramming for my friend's June 9 wedding. Dang it, I'm slow!

My Family's Adventure...

Yeah, in Singapore and Malaysia. I've been trying to export it to a decent format but this is what I got for now... for some reason, the compression is a bit screwed up that's why the quality of the video's really bad. Anyhoo, I'd upload a better quality video tom.

I used ATC's "Around the World", another trance-ish music. I set my heart into using "Candy in the Sun" that I got from my brother, but the audio is not synch'ing properly with the video. Bummer.

Haay, missing my family na.. sweeps and I missed this trip with them... oh well, maybe next time... at least they had a blast naman.. hahah! So here goes the first spin...

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!!!

When we attended the mass this afternoon, the priest asked all mothers to remain standing while the rest of us join him to pray for all the mothers in the world and have these moms blessed for everything that they've done.

I was asking John if I should just remain standing, afterall, I'm a mom of 2, 4 legged kids. Heeheee, don't I deserve some credit? Hahaha :o)

Seriously, I really admire all those who answered their calling of being mothers. I am not sure how my mom was able to raise 4 kids, heck, I cannot imagine myself how in the world would I be able to handle even just one. Hahaha, oh well, in God's time, I'd find out. Hahaha.

Anyhoo, I would like to post here the video tribute we had for our parents on our wedding day. Even if we're just celebrating Mother's Day today, I think we ought to thank our dads as well. We didnt have to wait for Father's Day to thank them.

To our moms & dads, here's our tribute to you all. We know you've seen this before, but we wanted to remind you again that no matter how difficult we could be, we love you always always always...

To the rest of the mothers in the world, we all salute you!!!! Happy Mother's Day!!!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Conan is Hilarious!!!!

This made me laugh my heart out, hahaha!! I'm not missing my cubicle at Intel at all, hahahah!!!

I love the part where he took the kids to one of the cubicles... sooooo true! This is really really hilarious!!!

Looking forward to...

Linkin Park at the Cricket Pavillion on 08.01.07! Yeaaahhhh!!



Can't wait to get my hands on these babies!!!!



Gotta catch up with all the actions at the Grand Canyon State Games 2007

(Badminton, of course!)



Sooo, fun fun fun summertime!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Love & Regrets...

Guy#1: Here he goes again

Lady : He shows up...
same day every year...
and dances from sunrise to sunset...
I heard...
its some kind of a ritual....
he used to dance here...
back in the day...

Guy#2: Nice shoes..
she bought them...
they were in love...
but he couldnt stop...
so one day she left...
no one knows where she went...

Guy#3: I heard she got struck by a lightning...

Lady : I thought she got hit by a truck...

Guy#2: Yeah well, whatever, she just didnt show up...

Now he dances to bring her back...

End of story.

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Last night, as I was still logged in remotely on a tester doing some debug work, my husband was up waiting for me to get done with my work (sweet noh?). He was trying to keep me up with all these trance videos he found from YouTube. Yes, he loves trance music. This video that I'm going to post here is actually one of my favorites from his trance collections. The title is "Days Go By" by Dirty Vegas. The story is pretty much what I just wrote above. It's really interesting as you wouldn't figure it out just by listening to the lyrics of the song.

Anyways, for me, it's a sad and equally pathetic story of a guy who lost the girl of his dreams, for whatever reason. I'd say he's stupid. Yes, sometimes guys can be sooo dang stupid! Duh??!!

I personally know some guys who had regrets in their lives because they lost the only girl that they truly love. Why? Because at that time, there are "other" things that they got to do first before they fully commit themselves to the love of their lives. What the??!!

Well, being in a serious relationship requires a lot of risks... a lot of unknowns, kinda scary. I guess that's why most guys could be "commitment-phobic". But heck, if you really love the girl, you just have to be brave enough to face those risks. Besides, you'd do it together, it's not like you're just gonna end up facing them all just by yourself.

I say taking risks is better than having regrets in your life. You didnt want to be miserable, did yah?

I'm sure most girls would agree with me that we usually would think this way: "If he could afford to let me go, that means he didn't love me enough".

Guys, this is a bit difficult to fathom from your perspective, but that's just how it is (for the most part).

To those guys who are already sure that they've finally found that one girl... their one true love... but are afraid to take some risks, what are you waiting for, knuckleheads??!!! She's not always going to be there waiting for you... one day, she just might be gone and you'd be sorry you lost her. Oh well, I suggest you watch this video... before it's too late... goodluck!! :o)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Sick Cycle Carousel

Ok, I didnt realize I've been postiing songs and music these past few days. Yehuh! I'm sooo into my mac I had to transfer all my mp3's to my iTunes. I dont usually buy songs from iTunes but yesterday, I was super tempted to download a few. For 99c per download, it's a bit expensive than Wal-mart's 88c per download tag.

Anyhoo, I'm a believer that songs and music are food for the soul. If ever I ran out of words to use to describe exactly how I feel about certain things, there is always a song that I can find to tell my story.

So now, I'd let this song speak for me. I love Lifehouse... they're the best (read: they rock plus cutie jason wade with awesome signature voice!)

Sick Cycle Carousel

If shame had a face I think it
would kind of look like mine
If it had a home would it be my eyes
Would you believe me if I said I'm tired of this
Well here we go now one more time

I tried to climb your steps
I tried to chase you down
I tried to see how low I could get down to the ground
I tried to earn my way
I tried to tame this mind
You better believe that I had tried to beat this

[CHORUS]
So when will this end it goes on and on
Over and over and over again
Keep spinning around I know that it won't stop
Till I step down from this for good

I never thought I'd end up here
Never thought I'd be standing where I am
I guess I kinda thought it would be easier than this
I guess I was wrong now one more time

I tried to climb your steps
I tried to chase you down
I tried to see how low I could get down to the ground
I tried to earn my way
I tried to tame this mind
You better believe that I had tried to beat this

So when will this end it goes on and on
Over and over and over again
Keep spinning around I know that it won't stop
Till I step down from this

Sick cycle carousel
This is a sick sycle, yeah
Sick cycle carousel
This is a sick cycle, yeah

So when will this end it goes on and on
Over and over and over again
Keep spinning around I know that it won't stop
Till I step down from this for good

Sick cycle carousel
Sick cycle carousel
Sick cycle carousel...

Friday, May 4, 2007

Sweet Escape

"I wanna get away... to our sweet escape..." and yes this is my ringtone too :o)

I know this is soooo yesterday, but I still love this song. I like the beat and all, plus I've always liked Gwen. She was here in AZ last week. We didnt go to her concert with Akon since my hubby doesn't want to go with me, it's too girly for him. Yeah, whatever... hahaha :o)

So, Im just enjoying this video until she comes back for another concert.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Better Together

I like this song a lot. I've been waiting for the right video to use this as my media for the longest time until this week. Ha, my sister's going to kill me when she finds out I publish this video I made for her. Well, I'd delete it from youtube in a bit, but I am itching to just post it here. It's soooo cute, kilig ako! (Neng, peace tayo ha? Heehee)

"Better Together" by Jack Johnson

There's no combination of words
I could put on the back of a postcard
No song that I could sing
But I can try for your heart
Our dreams, and they are made out of real things
Like a, shoebox of photographs
With sepiatone loving
Love is the answer,
At least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it's so hard?
It's not always easy and
Sometimes life can be deceiving
I'll tell you one thing it's always better when we're together

[Chorus:]
MMM it's always better when we're together
Yeah, we'll look at the stars when we're together
Well, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, it's always better when we're together

And all of these moments
Just might find their way into my dreams tonight
But I know that they'll be gone
When the morning light sings
And brings new things
For tomorrow night you see
That they'll be gone too
Too many things I have to do
But if all of these dreams might find their way
Into my day to day scene
I'd be under the impression
I was somewhere in between
With only two
Just me and you
Not so many things we got to do
Or places we got to be
We'll Sit beneath the mango tree now

It's always better when we're together
Mmmm, we're somewhere in between together
Well, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, it's always better when we're together

MMmmmm MMMmmmm Mmmmmm
I believe in memories
They look so, so pretty when I sleep
Hey now, and when I wake up,
You look so pretty sleeping next to me
But there is not enough time,
And there is no, no song I could sing
And there is no, combination of words I could say
But I will still tell you one thing
We're better together.




05.05.07 - Update

Since I had to change the permission of this video from public to private, I'd settle on this cool live version of this song by Jack Johnson. So here goes... enjoy!

 

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