Thursday, September 29, 2005

Our Happy Whacky Family : through the eyes of a 5 yr old

I found this so adorable that I ended up posting it here. Sooo here's a drawing my little sis made in her school when asked to explain her family. I'm the purple coloured shtick with... purple hair. Thats her in green. Check out the way the entire body is JUST legs. These days she's fascinated by knees, so yeah you'll see a pair of colourful dots on the legs somewhere. My mom told me I was a huge fan of hands and my drawings were hand prints with tiny cat-like round bodies (the figure-8 ones). Maybe if I find one of them I'll post them on here too lol.

And this one's from last year when she was in kindergarten. It was and still IS one of my favorites. For explaination, this is what I got out of her : the blue is the pure water in the world and the purple is the "duhrty" stuff thrown by "bad people" in the water. Talk about quite an insight huh. Anyway, just felt like sharing that bit-byte with you all fellow bloggers 'n friends. Guess people/kids who paint with some kind of a purpose in mind, speaking so much from one picture amaze me. Or maybe its the first time I'm experiencing a kid around me every single day. Growing up. Learning.

Song of the moment : Roll Another Joint - Tom Petty

Sunday, September 25, 2005

lazy Sunday evening thought

I'm just wondering.............. why don't most of my friends blog? Or have a site? Or facebook?

(lets be nice to all the blogging folks+myself and not assume : "...because they have a life". We know that isn't true. Its also not true that they're technologically-challenged. That would go against the entire "I'm majoring in Comp. Engineering". The 'Don't Have The Time' is... mweh, lame. I always find time to post tiny sentences or even a pic from school! Hm.... but we'll take that excuse)

Reading : Linda Goodman's SunSigns (wow, even frm a generalized perspective, its pretty accurate)

Saturday, September 24, 2005


Moi university at a glance. Its a hang-out spot (dining, bookstore, computer labs, lounging area, bank, student services etc). I couldn't find a better picture at the moment, so stick around and you'll find one soon.

song of the moment : Forever - Vertical Horizon

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

summer of O-five

aye, with the successful completion of my first day at uni, my summer vacations have come to an end ! (high time they did anyway)

quick summer update :

this summer was very messed up memorable if you ask me. it started off with me being the only one in the family HAVINg vacations while my sis and dad slogged off for their exams lol. That was a fun time... staying home-alone (it was a prep/crash course for the 25 days I had to spend alone). Then there were hikes, road trips to the Niagara Falls, Wheeling (awesome Iskon temple there), Cali trip. Um, then it was just home basically. With sporadic days of movie marathons and tennis matches. Frankly speaking, I must have watched over a 50 movies in those 20 days... it was a crazy time. Of course, blogging sky-rocketed. Caught up with old friends, facebooked myself (last night actually... was skeptical abt the 18 yrs and over part), got to know a whole lot of people, had a few 'best moments' of my life, learnt web designing, finally started playing tennis again after 2 years and... turned a year older (and I have no idea how that happened, I mean, the yr just flew by).

on the last day few hours of being 17 :

i LOVe being 17 !!!! whhhhy do I have to turn 18......................... god darn it. Had my first day of uni today, am stuck now 'cuz dad has a class 'til 7 or something, gave an english essay exam on the first day (this sucked big time; when asked why : "we're making sure you 're placed in the right level" jeez),got a needle poke/injection (they declared me 18 as they couldn't poke a 17 yr old 'university' student : "who's heard of a 17 yr old undergraduate??" uhm... me? c'mon, I have classes with a brainiac who's only 14 pfft). plus, love the weather outside. 66 degrees... what more can ya ask for in september?

and lotsa hugggggggggggsss and thank you ta all the ppl who remembered :) take care ya'll. a'ight, here's me kicking open the 18th year door.

techno fad of the moment : ipod Nano

Thursday, September 15, 2005

.p.o.p. .q.u.e.s.t.i.o.n.s.

A friend and myself used to play these stupid word games. All of a sudden, he'd snap around and ask : "First word that comes to mind when you think of (something absurd)". Of course I never paid attention to it. Just said the first word on my mind and a snigger would follow... lol

So here's one for you, or whoever is interested (a Q he'd asked a long time back).

First word/sentence you'd find yourself saying to your fav singer when pulled up on stage by him/her.

Me ? "uh oh shyt, can I get off stage pleaaase?!?" and dive into the crowd..

Thats what I'd said and he's just shaken his head, said : "you've got one publicity stunt right there" and continued walking. Talk abt lame huh. But hey, its better than going "ooohhhh..........." and faint in their arms, wake up to find the show over. Even worse if no one caught it on camera :P

O yeah, for all the Spears fans, click here to see her official website. Its sorta cool. Wish I could have all those graphics and stuff on my blog..

Song playing right now : Speed of Sound - Coldplay

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

mTm : My Taste in Music

Your Taste in Music:

Adult Alternative: Highest Influence
80's R&B: High Influence
90's Pop: High Influence
Classic Rock: High Influence
R&B: High Influence
90's Alternative: Medium Influence
Country: Medium Influence
Hip Hop: Medium Influence
90's Hip Hop: Low Influence
Alternative Rock: Low Influence
Dance: Low Influence
Gangsta Rap: Low Influence
Progressive Rock: Low Influence
Song of the moment : Making Memories of Us - Kieth Urban
(its an amazing song; great for easy listening and just for kickbacking 'n relaxing. Click on the Song to hear it)

Sunday, September 11, 2005

four years now ...

"It is, what the newspapers call, a day of mourning. When all we can do is pray for faith for the families of all those who died in the attacks, share a moment of silence in workplaces, never forget how so many brave people fought against the unimaginable just to save one soul. One person... Lets do it then. I remember sitting on the terrace, the city in a total blackout, the wind whispering eerily in the silence of the night. A call. We reached for the radio, bracing ourselves for the news. News from halfway around the world. Four years ago. The next year. Every year, this same day. It rings in my ears. We should never forget to pray. Hope. Reach out. Rudyard Kipling said"If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"... If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it". So give them your minute. Just a minute..."

Blogger remembrances: Keturah/Johnboy, Roger, Corinne, Cicero, Palm Boy, Pat, Jason, Hollywood, B, Shannon, Kim, UziCue, Paul, Michelle, Jersey Exile, NotJoe, SuperGirlMarketing, ACatholicLife, ApacheBlueGirl, Bob

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

a long long time ago

10 years ago I ...

  • was 7 years
  • was having cat fights with a 5 yr old brat in my family
  • was a rebel (just surprises me now, and we're talking abt the physical-fight rebel lol)
  • was under the wing of an awesome local singer
  • used to sing - by far thats the best part abt this year
  • "loved to boss around" - mom (me?! you've got to be kidding..)

5 years ago I ...

  • was 12 and struggling with my tween attitude
  • was studying in a convent for the first time (enlightening...)
  • was never surrounded by so MANY girls ! jk
  • learnt a ..whole lot about erm, feminism and how girls should REALLY be (utter bs if you ask moi)
  • tennis was a part of my life by now
  • had my first crush *sigh* (I swear it was the eyes! 'n the fact we played tennis together)
  • had a series of crushes from then on
  • surprisingly took the whole deal of turning 13 as any other b'day (that was my tween attitude lol)
  • found out my mom was pregnant (... it WAS a shock, having to deal with another sibling)

3 years ago I ...

  • landed in high school, in a new city, new state
  • had my first official phone stalker
  • pursued my dad to get a called ID, but parents...mweh, they found it humorous
  • got over my first crush haha (that took 2 years, yes)
  • declared tennis as my sole ambition in life (that didn't go off too well with the adults though)
  • began to be more tomboyish - loving every moment of it
  • had 'bhang' or whatever its called for the first time
  • was called a 'young ladeh'.... *sigh* someone was living a disillusioned life
  • wondered if anyone could fall so hard over a guy like I had (I did get the answer next year - no one)
  • made a handful of great friends :)
  • got to hear the Pee song by Shvk the first time 'n got into a carpool for the first time

A year ago I ...

  • was in the final year of high school
  • didn't like the idea of leaving my roomates/3 best friends in Azkaban (my boarding school)
  • changed my city, house, school for the 8th time I think
  • got the "don't-give-a-shit" attitude I hated a few years back
  • still sucked at Physics
  • grew so close to a guy it scared me to death
  • turned 17 (by far the only year when I look back and wonder whether it was the worst/best year of my life)
  • felt 'responsible' (at last) when I watched my little sister off on her first day at school

This year I ...

  • HATE the fact I'm turning 18
  • wish September would never end
  • had the longest summer vacation (4 months)
  • grew so far apart from a guy 'n that scared me too
  • got into university (yeah, it was doubtful..)
  • shall stay away from cigs (hear that mom?), even though its allowed at 18
  • have posted more entries on my blogs than I'd eva done before
  • found out I'd have to attend 4 high-school reunions

Yesterday I ...

  • watched The Notebook for the 6th time
  • posted on this blog at some crazy hour
  • talked to a close friend after weeks and it felt good
  • played the Sims all day
  • was reminded by the newspaper it was Labor Day 'n the reason for my sister's holiday

Today I ...

  • woke up real early
  • had a long looooong discussion with my little sister on the movie 'Shark Tale'
  • was told by a family friend I'd put on a few pounds (um, doesn't a girl love to hear that)
  • almost put on my gym shoes but hopelessly gave up the idea ( I hate Tuesdays in general)
  • got to know about love potions on Sims, thnks to my sis
  • ate like no tomorrow
  • made a pathetic attempt at a make-over
  • sit here wondering if this entry is even productive in any way

Tomorrow I ...

  • will be excited about Orientation at uni (even though it's the 2nd one)
  • will try to look at the positive side of my dad returning from his project work after a month
  • shall try not to post on here
  • will go for the 4 day ol' jog
  • will laze around all day and basically do nothing once the evening sets in
  • will be yawning like a maniac at the same hour - doing nothing
  • will wait for some miracle to make things like they were before

Song of the moment : So Far Away - Staind vs. Mr. Bombastic - Shaggy ( as if )

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

watching a movie 6 times

Even before someone reads this post, they think "oh wow, what was the person thinking? 6 times ??" Yup, thats me. Here to rightfully defend myself as to what drove me to do such a feat lol, kidding. But it just humors me now when I think abt it.

I'm not a huge fan of watching movies repeatedly. One, if its a movie I like - it loses its touch and I just think of it frm then on as boring. Two, it really is a waste of time. And three, its no fun when you know what's going to happen, know the climaxes, anti-climaxes, etc. When I did watch the movie 5 times... I'd just lost if any, traces of sensible thought. The movie's The Notebook, based on Nicholas Spark's acclaimed novel ... um, The Notebook. I'd read the book earlier, but surprisingly found the movie equally good. Generally that isn't the case. For instance, the Harry Potter and LOTR series. You imagine the character, the locations to be different - and the movie director surely has another picture in mind of these things and creates something quite different.

So, back to the movie. The first time I watched half of it at the gym. I stayed back 'til almost 11pm at night, until my mom called me on the cellphone reminding me faithfully of my chores. I had to literally drag myself out (its way easier when someone's on your head saying, "Ok, time's up. LET'S GO"). I won't count that as the first time though.

The first time that I actually watched the ENTIRE movie was when I was stranded home alone for a couple of weeks. I was mesmerized. Thats an understatement. I was enchanted. No. Doesn't sound strong enough. Well, you get the picture. I watched it again. That night (or was it the next?) was the best thing that could happen to a person. Really. I could go to lengths and say I was on cloud nine lol. It was the movie.... plus extras. It didn't last long though... and an unfortunate event spoiled the entire meaning the movie had for me.

Anyway, during the next week, an aunt takes me over to her place for the weekend 'cuz mom didn't like the idea of me 'viling away time at home doing nothing' (which was true, and I'll explain in an entry what I did all summer). We go to Blockbuster and there it is. On the shelf. Worse, the girl cashier quips up, "Oh, you should see The Notebook. Its been having some excellent reviews lately." Great. My aunt grabs it off the shelf (with me coming up with retarded excuses as to why she shouldn't pick it up) and we watch the movie TWO times in a row 'til dawn. I was in a metal disarray by then... of course I'd thought of EVERYthing I didn't want to. I was just glad I wouldn't be sticking around the next day to be tortured again. The movie wasn't the same anymore. It just 'pained' (if thats the word) to even see a single scene. Poor me. Not. Sooooooooo, days go by. Sis comes back frm her vacation and happens to hear the 'view' of my aunt - who had apparently watched the movie a billion times by now eeesh. She beat me to the dvd library that day and got the movie. Again! Blah, as IF I'd sit and watch it with her. I didn't, but the next day mom sort of 'makes' me sit with her and watch it. I told her I didn't have very pleasant memories while watching the movie... but nope. Nothing doing. I'm watching the movie. And guess what? She leaves half-way through the movie. What do I do ? Go ahead with the movie! Gah... terrible. I was sitting there, watching it for the 5th time. Not being able to do anything... bearing it all for nothing. What wouldn't have given at that moment to flee to SA. Anywhere but there.

Frankly, I'd made myself sick by the end of the day. It even effected my appetite, I slept longer not wanting to get out of bed. The movie replayed itself over 'n over in my head. Thank God that lasted only one day. I was up and abt in no time. Now the 6th time. It was tonight. When things trouble me this much... I act kind of crazy and do the exact same thing that does bug me. Makes sense? Well, to me it does. Sorta. It pissed me off that a movie could do that to me. So I watched it again. And hey! Voila :) I smile at the end of the movie like before. Maybe watching it for the sixth time wasn't such a bad idea eh. I could go for a 7th doze too... but nah. I'll keep the feel good feeling within right now just the way it is. Forever (oh boy, don't I love to exaggerate).

Artist of the moment : Vertical Horizon

Monday, September 05, 2005


I got the link to this site from Secret Heart. Its sorta cool and helped me kill another 15 minutes fantasizing of all the countries I'd like to go visit - and come crashing back to earth when I saw how much land I've actually covered. 3 versus 33 !

As for the countries I've been to... the map's really exaggerated. I haven't travelled throughout the US, Kuwait or India for that matter. Though I wish we'd stayed at a place long enough to enjoy it thoroughly. Thats 3 countries in 17 years. Doing some simple math... ack, I'll be able to see all the countries I want to see when I'm 187 years! Er I'll just keep you updated on my explorations. Maybe I'll just take hopping flights the next time I fly. Even touching my feet on the ground might cross off one country.

Ahh.... I so soooo SOO wish the above map were for real. Indicating the countries I've actually been to. Now here's the reality check.

Wish me luck ! (looks like I need a whole doze of it every single day) I've got some sight-seeing, country hopping, whatever to do...

Song of the moment : Wake Me Up When September Ends by Greenday

Saturday, September 03, 2005

a music meme

Its another one of those days when you have absolutely nothing to do before a future engagement. I chanced upon Molly's site and got this music meme from her. You choose your favorite artist and use their song titles to answer the given questions. Hm, now that wasn't easy. I just nod my head to anything that has a nice beat to it (and that means I don't really keep track of a single artist and follow their songs). For instance, right now I can't get enough of Foo Fighters. Last night it was 311, the previous morning was Staind/Jack Johnson. It also means I have to open up their song lists (three cheers for Google).That hardly helps... and I know, once I shut off the computer, the next day I might like some other song and decide to put that artist on here. Picking Greenday randomly (thnks to my teen spirit and the latest song I downloaded), here goes.

Name of the Band: Greenday

Are you male or female? I don't care

Describe yourself? American Idiot

How do some people feel about you? She's a Rebel

How do you feel about yourself? Rock and Roll Girlfriend

Describe an ex boy friend or girlfriend: Whatsername

Describe you current boyfriend/husband or girlfriend/wife: (cuz I'm single atm.. um, dunno, skip?) Dearly Beloved

Describe where you want to be: City Of The Damned

Describe how you live: Holiday

Describe how you love: Rock and Roll Girlfriend

Share a few words of wisdom: Wake Me Up When September Ends

Now THAT was the best meme I've filled out so far :D try it out and let me know what you all came up with. It's bound to make someone laugh.

¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.¤ song of the moment ¤¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸

Everlong by Foo Fighters

I've waited here for you

I throw myself into
And out of the red,
out of her head she sang

Come down
And waste away with me
Down with me

Slow how
You wanted it to be I'm over my head,
out of her head she sang

And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again

The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You've got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

Breathe out
So I could breathe you in
Hold you in

And now I know you've always been
Out of your head,
out of my head I sang

And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again

The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You've got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

And I wonder
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again

The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You've got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

Thursday, September 01, 2005


! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

FINALLY *phew*
what isn't there to love about this month? :)

~ The loveleh month of Fall starts
~ University opens up
~ Birthdays of all the people who mean the most to me
~ MY birthday hehe :P
~ I somehow always find out that this month brings something new to my life
~ The best rainfall in the year
~ And a whole lot more, gimme sometime to think of it all, heh

With that, hope ya'll have a great month to look forward to !

Song of the moment : Remember When It Rained by Josh Gorban
Wash away the thoughts inside
That keep my mind away from you.
No more love and no more pride
And thoughts are all I have to do.
Remember when it rained.
Felt the ground and looked up high
And called your name.
Remember when it rained.
In the darkness I remain.
Tears of hope run down my skin.
Tears for you that will not dry.
They magnify the one within
And let the outside slowly die.
And yeah, right now I'm thinking a whole lot - about this someone, whom I haven't thought about in a while (as if heh). It just flashed through my mind, and it the feeling's almost startling. There are some things that never die do they? *sigh* So, this song's for this person who'd captured every breathing life in me for quite a while (I really should consider starting on that romantic bestseller).