Tuesday, March 30, 2010

the shawarma after the storm

it's been a few days after my finals but i think this is still worth posting:


Early Bird's Shawarma with friends after a stressful week of exams makes facing all the crap head-on worth it. We took a jeepney from Southway to Guiwan (or was Talon-Talon?) where the bakery was, and a combination of manong jeepney's fast driving (note the sarcasm) and the endless road reconstructions, and the occasional road accidents took us 1 hour to get there. AND WE WERE HUNGRY!!!!

My exams were stressful because 1. there was a lot to study 2. some teachers (ahem) waited until the day of the exam to announce the exemptions. Pathophysiology was worse though, because the names of those who were exempted from taking the exam were announced at around 2:00pm, and my exam was at 5:30! and no, i wasn't exempted because the grade I needed to get was a 95, and I wasn't qualified. How it was announced though, is a different story altogether, and let's just say the department needs to reevaluate its teachers.

PFFTTT..everything's done now, so to say that I'm excited for summer (cooking, driving, OR/DR, and sleeping until noon), is an understatement! See you in my next life third year!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

a mistweet from @noynoyaquino

Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's camp said a suspicious tweet that was broadcast Tuesday morning was nothing but a "mistweet."

"Noy asked one of his staff to tweet," Leah Navarro, content head of the online new media bureau of Noynoy Aquino, told Yahoo! Southeast Asia in a telephone interview.

Apparently, the unnamed member of staff tweeted a personal rant but it was mistakenly broadcast on Aquino's official Twitter account at @noynoyaquino.

This message was broadcast on his Twitter account at 10:28 a.m. (Manila time): "Won't be bringing a car to work na everyday! Stupid taxi who bumped my car! 5k down the drain!"


Why can't they just delete the tweet? maybe they could (and probably did) but it was broadcast at real time so maybe some people managed to read it already. Oh well, let's see if Erap has something to mistweet. Now THAT would be hilarious

On another note, it probably boils down to politicians using platforms like twitter to raise their popularity. So the purpose of twitter is probably defeated if the elements of spontaneity and no-nonsense tweeting is removed. Like, it's a bummer for Noy (and his staff) to not tweet something...personal. I get that Noy wasn't the one who tweeted but imagine the scrutiny he might get if he DID tweet that. Maybe he should just get another account if he wants to vent and bitch about stressors..like his sister. haha

Saturday, March 20, 2010

99 balloons

I'm bawling like a baby right now. God bless the parents! Thank God for little Elliot!

Actually I've been looking for this video for a while now...ever since I saw it on Oprah. The perfect way to release all the negativity. This GMH.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

a SPAM message

Dear Gio,

You and your friends have been going through a lot lately. People you know to be your friends (as far as friendly goes), have reared their pustule filled behinds and turned into dragon-faced pieces of dung, all in one week!!!!

I can't believe this started when you guys had your case presentation and defense. Well, since I don't pay attention much, I was oblivious to the hate messages calling you cheaters (I can't believe you still use SMS group messaging!), and the Facebook posts attacking you (Facebook? now you're talking!). Well, that was me a week ago, now I know (like duh). But what makes me laugh is the fact that these spineless retards don't have the BALLS to confront you and talk about what the fuck is their problem with us. Well, it makes me laugh...and pisses me off.

Wait I'm going off tangent here. Sorry, take-out noodles do that to me. Why were they mad at you in the first place? Was it just because your presentation schedule was slated for this week, instead of last week? And you were the only group to present this week? Well, don't hate me but I get where they're coming from, BUT (remember I'm still on your side), did they have the right to covertly wage war against you? I'd prefer if they did it the ghetto way and just wave their middle finger infront of you. So once again, spineless retards. (and you eventually presented last week! so there!)

It's sad that you once considered these people your friends. I mean, they're not really your "best friends" but at least you were OK with them since the beginning.

I could go on and on how these people are this and that...but I'm tired of the backbiting.
What separates them from you guys is the fact that you guys know when to stop and just move on with your lives. And I applaud your for that!

Remember that in life, you'll meet people like them, probably even worse. That's why I think you better have a thick skin when you leave college, or else the world will eat you alive. And you know what? I think it's good that this happened to you because at least now you know what to do. Think of it this way: you stepped on shit. now, you better clean your shoe and make sure this never happens again.

Consider this my last message. I hope I'll be writing to you under better circumstances. Remember, shake it off your shoulder (like them homies do back in the hood) and just keep walking.

Yours truly,

the guy in the mirror.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Kara sings and whatnot

I knew that she wrote "Walk Away" for Kelly Clarkson, "No Boundaries" for Kris Allen and Adam Lambert but I never knew her portfolio actually included songs like "Taking Chances" by Celine Dion (you know, that Glee song), "Love Story" by Katharine McPhee and "Pieces of Me" by Ashlee Simpson.

Oh wait, wikipedia shoves it in my face..

Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi (pronounced /ˈkærə diːɵˈɡwɑrdi/;[3] born December 9, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the light pop-rock, dance, and R&B genres. DioGuardi has worked with Adam Lambert, Anastacia, Miley Cyrus, Katharine McPhee, Kelly Clarkson, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Santana, Enrique Iglesias, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, Pink, Cobra Starship, Carrie Underwood, Hilary Duff, Ashlee Simpson, Demi Lovato, Faith Hill, Amanda Overmyer, Jason Derülo and many other artists[4] and is credited on over 120 album releases.[5]

She actually SINGS pretty well. Though I don't think her voice could hit the highest high notes, her gruff and deep lends that certain...raw appeal to songs she wrote. Though sometimes she gets too excited and makes it sound corny and forced.

On youtube ...she may get a little carried away at parts, looking more like a cougar next to Jason Reeves. :)

And who could forget Bikini girl?

I wonder how the singer-songwriter thing plays out...Like who claims personal ownership of songs? Is it the singer who propels a hit song to the top of the charts or the songwriter who created the song in the first place? hmmm...

featured on yahoo (somehow...)

I was browsing yahoo for a source that could provide me with Crystal Bowersox's (from AI) songs. Prior to that, I tweeted how Limewire doesn't have any, that's why I went to yahoo. Imagine my surprise when I saw that yahoo also displays tweets related to the topic you're searching on, and I'm listed!!!! Pretty shallow but at least anything goes on my blog.

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Monday, March 01, 2010

confusing myself

this is my way of distracting myself when i don't want to know who the hell Albert Sabin and Jonas Salk are. Note: it'll make sense if you start from the bottom post then move you way up!