Thursday, November 04, 2004

There's hope for me after all


The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very High
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)Moderate
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Low
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very Low


Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

my niece's halloween costume Posted by Hello

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

stuff

I blame my lack of posts on the fact that my sister's boyfriend is currently in Taiwan and she has been hogging the computer to chat with him. Just now I had to beg for her to stop with the mushy ym messages and give me some time to use the computer before I go to sleep. It's been a busy busy week... there are quite a few things on my plate. The first is my impending work as a Junior Ass. in the Big Law Firm... I was set to start on the middle of November but almost everyone I know who works has advised me against it since "this is the only rest you'll get in a long time!" So I'm toying with the idea of starting on December instead. Second, I was invited to join a business venture and it's been interesting. I have the opportunity to experience first hand how to set up a corporation and so far I've learned that it doesn't really differ from high school group work -- issues on distribution of work, a little backbiting, people coming in late to meetings -- but in a larger scale and instead of a mere grade, it's now actual money at risk. Also, Cricket and I did some volunteer work at Museo Pambata. It's a pretty nice place pala. My older sister and I plan to bring our nieces there one time and give our cousin, their mom some peace and quiet. Speaking of older sister, she's taking a test tomorrow on some insurance stuff -- Good Luck!!!!

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I got my first flat tire a while ago. It made me appreciate extended families.

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The US Election is now underway... I'm rooting for W for selfish reasons.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Give something back -- Volunteer!

Have you ever wanted to volunteer for some worthwhile project but found that the event fell on a busy day, was too far, time-consuming or you felt you weren't qualified for it? If so, then joining Hands on Manila is the perfect solution for you!

Hands on Manila foundation provides an array of volunteer opportunities you can choose from depending on your availability, location, skill and interest. They coordinate with charitable institutions and organizations and put together a calendar of events every month so you can plan ahead for which activities you'd like to take part in.

If you enjoy working with children, you can opt to read storybooks for sick kids, prepare fun activities for street children or teach simple computer programs like Word and Excel to highschool level students. If you're a nature lover you can choose to plant trees or care for animals. You can even volunteer from the comfort of your own home like creating websites for livelihood programs. There are so many activities to choose from, and the best part is that you would really be a big help in addressing the urgent problems our society faces everyday.

Visit http://www.handsonmla.org if you're interested.

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My friends and I formed a small volunteer group (5 people pa lang but if you're interested to join, call me!). We're planning to start with our first project this saturday - storytelling at the Museo Pamabata and we'll take it from there. Our goal is to do something once a month. For example, on February there's a marathon for the Pasig River and while we don't intend to join the actual marathon, we plan to sign up to man a booth that will give out t-shirts and certificates to the runners. It's a small thing but I guess every little bit will help too :)

Friday, October 22, 2004

i saw the survivors

Just saw the survivors, ethan, jenna and shii an in glorietta a while ago. For an instant I thought of having my picture taken with them but they were surrounded by around 5 scary looking guys, and they looked too busy shopping anyway.
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You are 11% geek
OK, so maybe you ain't a geek. You do, at least, show a bit of interest in the world around you. Either that, or you have enough of a sense of humor to pick some of the sillier answers on the test. Regardless, you're probably a pretty nifty, well-rounded person who gets along fine with people and can chat with just about anyone without fear of looking stupid or foolish or overly concerned with minutiae. God, I hate you.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

Thursday, October 21, 2004

I've always wanted to go back to divisoria and tutuban. The last time I went was a couple of years ago when my financial situation forced me to buy cheap gifts for my inaanaks... hehe... I've always wanted to go back but I never found the time and there was a bomb scare if I remember correctly. Well, now, after the bar, with a lot of time on my hand, I decided to revisit this place. I've almost forgotten how amazing it is there. If you can suffer the traffic, pollution, dirt, smell (ugh, the smell!) it's a veritable goldmine. With a little over 2000 pesos, I was able to buy 2 shirts, 4 pairs of pants, 3 blouses, a pair of denim capris, socks and a hamper. Not bad.

Another great thing about divisoria, is that it is a very interesting place. I truly think it, not the Makati Central Business District, is the heart of the Philippine economy. For example, when I saw at the Sunlife Financial Building along Quintin Paredes st., I had no doubt that they really invested in the building. It looks like a pretty darn expensive place. Compare that to the Sunlife building along Paseo de Roxas, which is old, dingy and looks a little neglected. I scanned the buy and sell tuesday edition... lots in makati are selling for 30,000 per square meter while lots in divisoria sell for double that price. I was also struck at the contrasts I observed. Brand new pajeros parked alongside pedicabs and isaw carts was a common sight. You would find a fair-skinned chinese mestiza wearing a rolex hawking a tank top "200 miss, sige last price 180." If only I brought a camera and if I wasn't scared of being robbed, it would really have been a good photo subject.

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The Boston Red Sox won over the New York Yankees in a surprising, nay, shocking, unprecedented upset. I just remember the times Conan O'Brien made fun of the Red Sox. One time he compared the Yankees to an SUV and the Red Sox was a little kitten trying to scratch it. Well, the little kitten succeeded quite nicely this time.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

it's time

When should i start working? That's the question in my mind these past few days... I've gotten used to the bum lifestyle... watching tv, internet, reading, gym whenever i feel like it. The thing is i think I've gotten soft. A lot of people have told me to take a rest first since I'll be working naman for the rest of my life and with an allegedly slave-driver firm at that. On the other hand, I think I've rested enough. I am actually excited to be in touch with people outside of my immediate family members and the household help (since I'm just at home for 5 days a week). I read this saying which inspired me to get up and go! :

Believe while others are doubting
plan while others are playing
study while others are sleeping
decide while others are delaying
prepare while others are daydreaming
begin while others are procastinating
work while others are wishing
save while others are wasting
listen while others are talking
smile while others are pouting
commend while others are criticizing
Persist while others are quitting.

So i have decided to not procrastinate but to begin.... Nov. 15 --> Target Date