Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I'm baaaaack!

Miami was awesome. Took pictures but not too much because we were to busy enjoying the moment, heh. Anywho, I'll upload pictures to my flickr! and post some of them on my next blog entry. I'm taking a quick five minutes off from work, can't take it anymore! I've only been gone for two business days and the amount of work that accumulated is ridiculous *blech*.

I turned 29 yesterday, yikes! (It'll take me a while to keep saying 29 now haha!)
So yeah, another year added and I am very thankful and blessed for having such a great family and wonderful people around me. Thank you Lord!

Of course we kicked off my birthday celebration with the Miami vacation (will get details on that on the next post). Got back Saturday and wow JFK is freakin ridic. We already landed and was just waiting to get out but we were stranded there for like 30 minutes or so. Then waiting for the luggage was another 30 minutes wasted. Vacation was great but as soon as you smell the NYC air, you get back aggravated and stressed. So anyway, my mom gave me and my aunt a lil birthday party Sunday (28th) after our church service. My cousin and aunt from CT stopped by as well as my other relatives around Queens. Made plans to go on vacation with him and my brother, they both want to go to the westcoast LOL. I have mixed feelings about it but I'll go, whatever. BF came Sunday night to greet me happy birthday before midnight. Aww so sweet LOL, handed me his present. He fooled me big time saying he's giving me a MAC gift card. I swear when he told me that like a week before we're leaving for Miami I have the "WTF look" on my face. Like - "really? are you serious?" LMAO. I don't really care what he gets me, it's the thought that counts. Anyway, I was off yesterday for my birthday and my BFF wanna go out for lunch or whatever but I was feeling mad lazy and tired soooo... I stayed in bed all day! It was great though! Then my parents and brother picked me up to take me out to dinner. We went to East Manor, which is five minute drive from me. The food wasn't as good as how it was when we went there for my dad's birthday last year. But whatever, I enjoyed my time with my family.

Okay, that wasn't a five minute post LOL. Gotta go back to work now :(

PS: My face is breaking out due to sun or sea water or both! And it's peeling too. Bummer! I didn't get too dark though, which is good. But I had a nice color now, not pale anymore, w00t!

The moment that I step outside
So many reasons
For me to run and hide
I can't do the little things I hold so dear
'Cause it's all those little things
That I fear - No Doubt

BTW, thanks for all the birthday greetings via email, text, twitter, facebook, etc. You guys rock!

He got me this cute Tiffany bracelet, I love it! Thanks babe.
(A lot of people say I have a skinny wrist, and I agree LOL)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I'll be gone for a few days to enjoy my mini-vacation. Wish it was a week long but I'm saving up my vacation days for DC, the bay area, Chi-town, Hawaii, the Philippines and Spain. Sometimes I feel like I should be laying in bed "resting" because I "wasn't feeling too well" but I manage to man up and drag my ass to work (making smart choices to use my vaca day).

An example is today, instead of taking a day off from work I decided to take an early evening flight just so I can go to work today, work through lunch so when I leave early I'm only an hour undertime. WIN! Though yesterday I was talking to my BFF Oz who works for Delta trying to figure out if he can give me a "hook-up" and switch my flight to an earlier one. He said I have to pay an extra $200 and that is if there are extra seats. Umm no, thanks. No hookup then LOL. So yeah I'm stucked with my ticket. But anyway, it should be fun. Hopefully we'll get a good weather when we get there. My co-worker who was just down there in Miami a few weeks ago was telling me they had flood LOL. I was watching the video she took and it was indeed, FLOOD. Something I have experienced back when I still used to live in Manila. When we get flood there, it wasn't just an inch or two, it was more than 12 inches. I remember on my 19th birthday and I was in 3rd year college and my school was in Taft Ave., and boy it was crazy. One of my classmates had to carry me to the car so my feet don't get wet. Now I'm trying to remember who it was LOL.

Last night I started on this project at work and hopefully when I get back to work on Tuesday, I can continue the phase two. So umm yeah, I'm gonna get back to this.

Ugh! I wish I had put some Disney soundtracks to my iPod, to keep me busy for a 3+ hour flight tonight :(

On the other note, I'm taking my DSLR and point and shoot cameras so expect pictures next week! :)

A whole new world
That's where we'll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me - Aladdin & Princess Jasmine

Monday, June 22, 2009

Poppin pills

So I have this killer headache yesterday, I don't know why. I usually get headaches when I'm hungry LOL or super exhausted. It was neither of the two because we had Father's Day lunch after church and I wasn't exhausted cuz I was well rested (though I went out Saturday night despite having fever).

My friends say I think too much, funny because I agree that I do think way too much. I ask a lot of questions too. So maybe that's what caused me headache too. You know they say- kids ask a lot of questions because they seek answer? Well I am like that, in a way LOL. It's safe to ask rather than assume, correct?

I'm off to meet my bro for lunch. See ya.

I'm most likely to edit this post later.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Breathe Me

Ouch I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found,
Yeah I think that I might break
I've lost myself again and I feel unsafe - Sia

100th post!

To celebrate my 100th post... Haha!

8 things I look forward to:
1. Miami trip
2. San Francisco trip
3. Hawaii trip
4. DC-Baltimore trip
5. My 29th birthday (eek!)
6. 2 weeks Philippines vacation!
7. Go back to school
8. My lawsuit to be over

8 things I did yesterday:
1. Shopping
2. Work
3. Paranoia kicks (like someone said)
4. Work
5. Eat
6. Shower
7. More work
8. Oh yeah, sex lmao

8 things I wish I could do:
1. Go back to school
2. Retire
3. Shopping to the max
4. Travel around the world
5. Get a puppy
6. Shopping again
7. Make my loved ones happy
8. Speak multiple languages (other than English, Ilonggo and Tagalog)

Yes, I'm pretty selfish like that.


Rain, rain go away. Is NY the new Seatle?

I swear, rainy and gloomy days takes me to a depressing mood. FML.

How do you trust people when you've been bruised from your past, multiple times? Where do you start? Better yet, how do you start picking up the pieces?

Wow, just listened to The Carpenters' Rainy Days and Mondays. It ain't Monday but that's exactly how I am feeling right now.

Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
Sometimes I'd like to quit
Nothing ever seems to fit
Hangin' around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

What I've got they used to call the blues
Nothin' is really wrong
Feelin' like I don't belong
Walkin' around
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

Funny but it seems I always wind up here with you
Nice to know somebody loves me
Funny but it seems that it's the only thing to do
Run and find the one who loves me.

What I feel has come and gone before
No need to talk it out
We know what it's all about
Hangin' around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

- The Carpenters

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Drinks & happy hours

Aight, I'm done with J-O-B but trying to kill time waiting for him so we can go to this spot around my job for a Mojito (or two LOL). Those who know me too well know that I'm a lightweight. Haha, I can't believe I just admitted that. I've never been wasted, ever. Though many have tried but failed miserably LOL. My limit is about 3 cocktails in a span of 2-3 hours, sad I know. But like I always say, I'm a cheap date. I remember one of my friends texted me while he was on a date. He was like "damn Joyce this girl had 4 drinks tonight! And I only got 1!" At least none of the people I've dated can complain about paying too much when they take me out haha! My only recollection of having too much drink was this one night at a friends' apartment in Astoria - we were drinking beer and gin. I don't know how much I had but all I can remember is my friend dropping me off and he was close to carrying me LOL. All my friends can drink. Really. And whenever I drink, I get all red. I was told it's called the "Asian rush". It's funny, but I'm dead ass serious too.

I'm more of a lounge-bar type. I rarely do clubs. And yeah, 2 drinks max for me. Hahaha!

Where is this guy? We gotta be at the bar before 7 to catch the happy hour! LOL.

Aight, I'm out!

Let's go to sleep in Paris,
and wake up in Tokyo.
Have a dream in New Orleans,
Fall in love in Chicago - Lupe Fiasco

Fave day

Thursdays are my favorite day, because the day after is Friday (I know, I'm strange like that LOL). And since I'm off on Fridays, technically today (Wednesday) is my Thursday, makes sense? Hahaha!

Sometimes I have a lot of stuff going on that I wanted to write about, though I hold it back due to personal reasons. I'm not the type that air out shit of everybody, that's not a good look. However, this is my blog and I live in the country where the First Amendment of the US Constitution (aka freedom of speech) is highly valued, or so they say. So yeah, I'm not gonna be a bitch and talk about other people in my blog space just because I do not like what they do, their lifestyle or simply because I just don't like them. I might post a rant here and there because it's therapeutic (damn, it took me 5 minutes to think of that word, I need to write more often!) though.

Hate to do this, but I must cut this short. Gotta to go back to my J-O-B (just other bullshit).

J: Do you want anything? Hurry.
D: Why are you rushing me?
J: No I'm not.
D: Yes you are. Is that the Asian in you?
J: LOL. Maybe.

And in this crazy life, and through this crazy times
It's you, it's you, you make me sing
You're every line, you're every word
You're everything - Michael Buble

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flowers & fireworks

How's everybody's weekend? My weekend was great, the usual as of the past month or so. I was pulling my hair out of boredom Friday but Saturday made up for it. LOL.

After I made late brunch for us, we headed to Soho and checked up the Firmament tee at the Nike Sportswear store (which they don't have!). Then went to Brooklyn Botanic Garden, something that we've been planning for a few weeks now, it's just the weather is always messed up here. Took mad pictures but it rained. It wasn't as bad because the weather is tad gloomy so there's not enough lighting but the pictures of flowers that I took came out pretty good with the drops of water and all that stuff. A little after 6:00 PM we went back to the city, had dinner at Adrienne's pizzabar, then walked to South Street Seaport. Chilled for an hour or so while waiting for the fireworks display for the River to River Festival. Took a lot of pics of the fireworks too. I wish we had a tripod though! Got home around 11-ish and Jason was at his friends' crib which is right across my apartment, LOL. We talked for like 5 minutes lol but I was mad tired so we cut it short. Anyways...

More pictures here *click* or Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Fireworks display

Is this just a silly game
That forces you to act this way
Forces you to scream my name
Then pretend that you can't stay - Lauren Hill

Friday, June 12, 2009

Boredom kills

Nothing to do! Everybody's at work, and I ain't got shit to do! Just saw couple of flicks off Netflix, now listening to music via imeem.

Yesterday's battle of the sexes question Luda posted was - "why do men stay in a relationship with a woman when they know there's no real future to the relationship?". It wasn't deep but it's true. Why? Because men are comittment fearing motherfuckers. Yes I said it. And no, I'm not a man basher, shit not even close to that but it is what it is. I can go on and on explaining this shit basing on my personal experiences but there's really no point to it. What's done is done and past is past. Just gotta try to be a better person and gotta keep it movin'.

Anyway, y'all enjoy the weekend. Have fun & be safe.

I got another side I never showed to you
The side where everybody is disposable
See, relationships are never a threat
Cuz I'll erase the history and act like we never met - Joe Budden

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rude NYers

Yes, I am one of those. Not really proud of it but whateva *shrugs*

Picture this: standing on a crowded F train at 8:31AM (and you're supposed to be at work or have at least swipped your building card by 8:30AM) holding on a dirty ass rail while listening to some music (I think I was listening to LL) then suddenly this girl from behind you starts pushing trying to get out while the train is STILL moving. WTF? The train ain't even stopped yet, it is still in motion. What would you do?

Well here's what I did: I looked at the lady standing behind me with the "if looks could kill" and "don't ever try to push me again bitch" look and said, "I'm getting off too". I must have said that a lil loud because everbody turned their head towards me. LOL.

Bottom line: don't mess with me in the morning. Or you will have face my wrath. LOL.

Mmmm.. daddy slow down your flow
Put it on me like a G baby nice and slow
I need a rough neck nigga mandingo in a sec
Who ain't afraid to pull my hair and spank me from the back - Doin' It

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Flip channel

Ay naku nakakabato dito sa trabaho so I made myself busy looking for streaming websites. And look what I discovered! LOL

Regular convo:

J: Whoohoo I found a site that streams Filipino channel online *inserts blushing face smiley*
D: Why the face?
J: Embarassed lol
D: Why?
J: My FOBness is showing ROTFL
D: Oh please be proud

Here's the link anyway *click* LOL

It’s not enough that you accept me for who I am
But you also have to accept me for who I’m not - Mitch

Weekend pictures

Here ya go...

More here *click*

Rain down on me
Let your love just shower me
Just rain on me - SWV

Monday, June 8, 2009


Last Friday was the start of my 3 day weekends. Our office is close on Fridays (just for couple of months) hence my 3 day break. I already wasn't feeling well Thursday so I didn't plan anything on Friday, and besides it was ugly, rainy and gloomy. I just bummed the whole day and watched Netflix. Saturday was such a nice day and we planned to go to Brooklyn Botanical Garden but change of plans and we needed to go to Soho (to handle bizness LMAO). We met up with a friend and drove around downtown, then stopped by for an early dinner at Bar 89. We were seated near the bar and this "couple" was getting their drink on. LOL, 15 minutes later this dude's hand is all over the chick. They obviously are too drunk to care, damn it's only 7pm! So yeah we were having some entertainment, took pictures and all. Then they both went to use the "bathroom" on the second floor while my friend went to use the bathroom as well. Can you believe this lame ass dude was begging the girl to let him in? Pathetic. Get a room or take that somewhere.

Oh yeah, we saw The Hangover. Hilarious. Go 'head and see it.

Anyway, we took mad pictures but I was in such a hurry this morning trying to get to work on time (fail) and forgot to bring my ipod's usb cable (I know, I need to get a flash drive lol). Hopefully I'll have pics posted up tonight!

Here's a couple of food pics (lol) that I took from my Blackberry.



Friday, June 5, 2009


Goodbye - Kristinia DeBarge

take this final piece of advice and get yourself together,
but either way baby, I'm gone - christina debarge

Thursday, June 4, 2009

scarred for life

v. scarred
1. To mark with a scar.
2. To leave lasting signs of damage on

those who know me irl probably heard of my story. or what i went through about a year and a half ago. i've been in and out of the emergency room five times within two months. i've been in four hospitals within two months. i've had two major surgeries during those two months. everyday i see this 12-inch scar. i've been in deathbed. i still have flashbacks everytime i go for a doctor's visit. was i scared? yes and no. I was scared of the pain, it was horrendously painful. i remember whispering to my mom and brother, "it hurts, i feel like i'm gonna die." i was scared how painful it was. but then i wasn't scared of dying. let His will be done.

i am thankful everyday for the second chance of life He gave me. He has a plan for me, though i don't know it yet or maybe i'm just too stubborn to grasp it.

i am grateful for my family. though we have our moments, i will never trade them for nothing. when shit goes down, family will be the only people who'll be by your side, best believe that. friends come and go. 'nuff said.

life is full of beauty. notice it.

yo shorty is courageous
going through the stages
of where her body is more mature
than her age is
far from the daddy little girl type
can't even imagine what her world's like - jadakiss


bb bold side by side

his & hers

i switched from the 1st gen iphone to blackberry bold about 3 months ago. do i miss iphone? nope. after using it for a lil over a year, i lost interest on it and it doesn't have the "wow" factor anymore. at least for me. hence i bought the bold instead. i love it!

so the other day, the back casing is getting a lil loose and though i was tempted to put a tape on it, umm nope. i used this hard case zebra print that my bff ana got me. it's such a pain taking the case off and it made my phone look so bulky and it is heavy. ughhh! but then it protects my phone (well, sorta kinda).

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


eyes all sticky like honey on bees
look at that, look how they lookin' at me - lady gaga

trekking brooklyn bridge

so we walked brooklyn bridge saturday, instead of the usual staying in the apartment all day eating and watching movies lol. i've always wanted to walk brooklyn bridge. i guess i just never had a chance. anyways, it took us approximately half hour, not so bad huh? saturday was my first time, but hopefully not the last.

more pictures posted on my flickr page *click*

sometimes i feel like i don't have a partner
sometimes i feel like my only friend
is the city i live in, is beautiful brooklyn
long as i live here, believe i'm on fire - mos def

vacation time!

the last official vacation i had was few years ago. went to san francisco for a week in july of 06 then orlando-miami august of 06. see? a vacation is LONG due, 3 years later. was supposed to go to los angeles last week but that was scraped sooo i have few $ credit from virgin america since that plane ticket was cancelled. we was planning on going to las vegas for my birthday but do we really want to go to casinos? umm nope! neither of us have any luck with gambling anyways(unless you count winning $2 from lottery ticket). so we've decided to go to sunny florida! lol. so yeah... don't have tickets yet but that's easy. and hawaii for his birthday towards the end of the year... then the philippines next year to celebrate my mama's (grandmother) 100th birthday. that will be craaazy! everybody in my family are going: titas, titos, cousins, everybody). so yeah, i have vacations lined up already.

and maybe a trip here and there, nothing serious. i actually wanted to go on a vacation alone too. i know it sounds so sad lol but ya know, soul searching, whateva you call it.

see i'm stressed out, so tired, my days, so long.
i need a vacation, i'm going to decatur where it's greater.
see if i could stack me up some paper. - jeezy


Let me do an attempt to resurrect this blog for the fifty-leventh time. I've come across a few blogs that gave me inspiration to revive mines, LOL. Mind you, those ain't about beauty/makeup or streetwear/sneakers - just your average bloggers who writes about everything and anything under the sun. I've been blogging since 2001 but lost interest a few years later after that for reasons I ain't even know. I probably just got tired of it. And like I've said, let me try to go on blogging. AGAIN. I was never a writer but shit, English was my favorite subject in school. LOL.

On that note, I have a lot I wanted to write about. I'll probably keep writing while I'm on it, right? And just save them as draft. Hmm...