Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Longish post, for a change


So I was supposed to take the bus for that Math exam, right?

Guess what happened. Yeah. I know. I know! I was late again!!! I was walking towards the bus stop when the bus went by. Agh.

Yes. Omgwtf.

I waited until 2:10, but deeming the situation hopeless and not worth the $5 it would entail to get to Pierce only to find the door locked, I went home.

On my way home I chose a block I haven't seen yet, encountered an unfriendly dog who was fortunately behind a fence, and nothing else in particular.

Oh, it was so cute walking along the school near this house coz the kids were all out. I love kids when I don't have to take care of them.

So, today's accomplishments:
  • Exercise
  • Another slight sunburn.

It wasn't a total loss, actually. There are other schedules. But it doesn't mean that I shouldn't shape up...

Oh, and I got a new phone. ^_^ I like my old phone better, in terms of features, but I love flip phones. XD Plus the fact that the phone's new. I'll probably switch to my old phone when this one's not so new anymore.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Aw, crap.


Was doing fine until the five minute break before the Math exam.

Then I got late.

Fuck.

Damn it, I don't wanna take the bus for the Math test tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Just because, just because


Just because I need my self-confidence back.

And my self-esteem.

And that I-can-do-anything attitude.

So, yeah. I rule.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Shit.


What I learned was that I'm ready for Algebra, but I'll probably die while solving problems. I know nothing about exponents, and I can't solve the area of a circle to save my life.

And God forgive me, I can't even begin solving the precalculus practice test.

I go through the papers with the thought, "I used to know this," marching in my head as I attempt to remember what it is I used to know.

Shit.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

(Who I am Hates Who I've Been) Sucky song.


It occurs to me that I only have three days to study for that all important Assessment Test that may very well determine just how long I'm going to stay in college.

And I can't even remember half the quadratic formula.

Bollocks to that.

Plug: Scaryduck. Not Scary. Not a duck. But damned entertaining. Even though I think I need to take a foreign language class called UK English.

I'm hungry.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Turkey, turkey, turkey


Man, I'm sleepy.

Fun time last night.

Went to Granada Hills to celebrate my first ever Thanksgiving, aka Turkey, Day. Set out to get drunk and very nearly got there.

Karaoke is evil.

This time I actually talked to people. There's something to say about getting very nearly drunk. And also something to say about state of mind. On the way there I thought, "Okay, I'm definitely gonna have fun," and so I did. Last time I went there (I blogged about it, I believe) I was just dreading meeting unfamiliar people, that's why it was so boring.

Got the suckiest scores in the damned karaoke thingy. ^_____^ But that's okay, I got 90 in the end, so the 71's don't count!

So, Happy Thanksgiving, all you people in America!

Things that I'm thankful for:

  1. Bailey's Irish Cream with coffee (Tita Tara made it for me, it was greeeeaaat. XD)
  2. Coor's Light
  3. Two shots of Bailey's on ice
  4. Karaoke
  5. Relatives, however far up in the family tree we're connected
  6. New friends
  7. All the opportunities
  8. Having been able to come here
Went home at about 10:30 PM. It was a great day. ^_^

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I got Anansi Boys. XD XD XD


Okay, not in my arms, but in the next room.

I got Anansi Boys. ^________________^

Finally, finally, finally. XD XD XD XD XD

But when I bought it today, I was angry with myself for not getting it earlier. Coz the last time I went to Borders, it was $19.95 and when I got it today, it was $26.95!!! >.< But I got it anyway because, goddammit, it's Anansi Boys.

When I had paid for it I felt all better, and all giddy because I finally got Anansi Boys!!!!!!!!111111

Yes, I know I've said that already. ^_^

So I was feeling great, just great... and then the alarm sounded as I left the store. Then I felt better than great after that!!! I don't know why this is always the kind of reaction I have towards potential trouble.

So now I'm officially broke. I don't think there will be Christmas presents coming from me this year. Agh, I need a job.

Oh, finally watched Goblet of Fire, too, before my getting Anansi Boys. (Yes, I said it again.)

The effects were great, Ralph Fiennes makes a lovely Voldemort, and I found Harry and Ron's quarrel too cute. The movies just keep getting better and better. And this one actually didn't make me realize it's length. Azkaban felt too long for me, but Goblet didn't. And Radcliffe, Grint and Watson can actually act now. Sorry, I still can't get over the disaster that is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Oh, I also noticed that in here, they allow 17-year-olds into R films. Or did I just misread that? But if that's true, then coolness. *lol* A lot of films don't really deserve R ratings, like Underworld, for example, and Schindler's List. Okay, maybe not Schindler's List.

Mmm. What else? Tomorrow's Thanksgiving. Will be packing the carbs and proteins in again.

Oh, and Tita Felma asked me to sing in this meeting thing on the 17th of December. And... I said yes. Now I'm in a panic. What do I sing? Any suggestions? Anyone? Ugh.

Anansi Boys. Anansi Boys. Shall be reading it after Lovecraft. Lovecraft is great, by the way.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Being totally Neil Gaiman-ed


Alright.

I still only own only one of his books, and I haven't even gotten Anansi Boys yet (had no time last time I was at the mall). So, technically, feeling fan pa lang ako.

But still.

I'm listening to Tori Amos right now. Why am I listening to Tori Amos? Because Neil Gaiman always mentions her everywhere.

After reading Good Omens, I just had to go borrow Terry Pratchett novels. And aren't they all just the bee's knees.

I just borrowed an H.P. Lovecraft book, because Neil Gaiman kept mentioning him in Smoke and Mirrors and I think elsewhere, although I'm reserving daylight to immerse myself in the kind of horror the tales promise to be.

The last short stories I wrote were influenced by a fusion of Neil Gaiman and manga . o_O

This is fangirlism without the squeals. And it's just as disturbing.

[EDIT 10:08PM]
I found the song where Tori Amos mentions Neil! Yes! And I took three Sandman quizzes, got Delirium twice and Destiny once... I'm still looking for the one that's supposed to be similar to that Dante's Inferno Test. Meaning more accurate than these rubbish I've been taking. [/EDIT]

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Yeehah~!


We got a new ref and a new TV!!!

Excuse me while I mentally pump my fist in the air.

On a somber note, I got disqualified from two jobs because of my age. I'm beginning to understand why everyone else is in such a hurry to grow up.

But, uh-uh. Not buying it. I love being a kid. I stopped growing old when I hit 13! It's a great age, everyone, you should try it. ^_^

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Damn you, dirty dishes!


So my Dad got out of the hospital today. Thanks to everyone who offered prayers. We are now in the process of suing the hospital. Just kidding.

I have the highest level of serotonin. And it's not conveying happiness.

Slept at 12:00 midnight last night because I was... er... chatting. MSN Messenger rocks. Who would've thought those old farts had it in them?

And I really think that one of these nights I shall be having a nightmare about dirty dishes. I wanna run away, I wanna run away...

So. Bed.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I was starving, starving, starving...


My Dad's okay now, thank God, but he's still in there for tests, but when we left today, he was looking better and he was eating already. Hurray!

Of course, I still have to pray.

So now I'm gonna tell you why the title's like that.

Death Note was killing me. Really. I was reading it, you see, and at 7:00 I felt that I should have dinner already, so I cooked rice and thought that I should just eat the leftovers.

The story was actually getting boring at that time, but at 8:00 when I was really hungry already, the pace started to pick up and I was cursed to read and read until it was 10:00!!! Damn Death Note, why does it have to be so good?!

So, anyway, when I finally tore my eyes away from the wonderful story, I found out there were no leftovers left. So. I have no idea how, but I did manage to do dinner, and I think it involved one measly pack of instant chow mein.

Now I'm quite full (you have to admit that fruit helps) and about ready to go to bed. Or at least, when Death Note decides that I can go to sleep, then I shall.

Monday, November 14, 2005

My faith will bring me through it.


My Dad's in the hospital.

I feel so alone.

Thank God for telephones and real relatives.

And then I don't feel so alone anymore, when the receiver's transmitting the voice of a loved-one.

Please pray with me.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

One would think he'd look more handsome.

As usual, mood icon from Digik Designs.

I've been reading more Death Note and my god, it is the dog's bollocks.

But I was kinda disappointed about L's appearance. I was expecting someone who made you think "evil" but an interesting kind of evil. Instead, I got a kid. Not that L isn't cute in his own way, but I was really expecting someone straight out of a shounen-ai series.

But yeah, Death Note's the bee's knees. Raito is evil. But damn, he's one evil genius. And so is L. I wonder how this will end?

And I want a Ryuuku plushie!!! That would be so cool. Though I don't know if there's even a Ryuuku plushie. It doesn't look like it. But I still want a Ryuuku plushie!!!

So, anyway.

That other night. Really, it didn't have anything to do with the cute guy in the Chinese Restaurant. He was seated behind me, and when we got up to leave, I saw him, he saw me (Moment. *roflmao*), I thought, "Damn, he's cute," then walked out. End of story. Yeah, that's boring.

Signed up for Driver's Ed. Will be driving, will be driving. Some day.

Friday, November 11, 2005

What a day.


Mood icon from Digik Designs.

It was a day with an early start, an interesting day (yes, not a nightma-er, fortunately), a fun day, and well, a day when I didn't have to cook and we didn't eat leftovers, either.

Love.

But I was getting soft. Earlier I was thinking of hot chocolate. A steaming mug of hot chocolate. Yep. Not coffee. But I got the coffee in the end so it doesn't really matter.

Cute guy in great Chinese Restaurant.

Other things happened, but that's for my private journal. Oh, it didn't have anything to do with the cute guy, silly silly people. XD

Thursday, November 10, 2005

I really need an un-onomatopoeia-ic title.


I was supposed to go to the mall today. To check on that cashier job at Orange Julius. Well, what happened was this. Morning passed me by, I have no idea where it went. Then early afternoon, I sat in front of the pc. And went on an avatar/mood icon downloading frenzy. As a result of my thirty-minute-extensions-just-to-download-this-last-batch-of-icons, I wasn't able to go anywhere.

And since the mood icons may have cost me a weekend's worth of wages, I might as well make use of them. So, here you go. Mood icons. Tells my mood (duh), or very nearly my mood. Or something.

This icon is from Digik Designs, and I should also add that my photo there in that Blogger Profile thingie, is from Aethereality.

So that's it for credits. Now onto other things.

Now, I guess, it's my father's turn.

My father hasn't been feeling very well lately. I won't go into detail, but if you could pray for us, maybe it would help both of us feel less miserable.

So tomorrow we shall have to go to LA (to the apartments of which I am Secretary) ridiculously early. Since we have to leave at 6:30 AM, I shall have to wake up at 4:30. Or earlier. Sounds like a nightma-er, interesting day.

Can't really think. I'm tired of washing dishes. And I'm feeling the onslaught of a headache right about now.

And I just thought that I really miss Terminally Deranged. I really should resurrect it. I remember that I have two spare layouts here, and two layouts from other people (as gifts), so I don't see what's stopping me from going back to my ever-loyal bloggy.

But there's just so many anime to watch (I've downloaded gazillions and haven't even finished Tsubasa Chronicle), manga and books to read, recipes to try out, dust to vacuum, dishes to wash...

...

I am really feeling that headache inching forward.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Grawr.

I was thinking that it was a crime to blog so much when I really have nothing interesting to say. It might be acceptable if I were endeavouring to bore all the denizens of the waking world but considering the number of people who actually visit, nay, read my ramblings, it wouldn't be much of an accomplishment to send Teh Eval Vampyre of Boredome to attack two or three people.

And that sentence having depleted my capacity for higher cognitive ability (and correct misspelling of words), I shall now retire and wait for the synapses to come.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Hello World.

I'm just waiting for this download to finish then I'll probably go to sleep or most likely, read a book 'til the wee hours of the night.

Got a bit stressed because of this informal job that I don't think has proper wages. And, God, it isn't over yet.

A few days ago, my elastic bands all fell down into the abyss that is the back of my dresser. And they were good, well-functioning elastic bands, too, give or take a few that broke when I stretched them a bit. So now I'm reduced to rummaging my stuffed bag for them instead of just taking one and conveniently losing it. I think that particular incident added to my bad mood.

I realized that I had a future in Asian Cuisine. You know, weird yet oddly tasty soups with leaves that choke you slowly while you grope around for water but find only tea. No, I didn't get the weird yet oddly tasty part, but I got the posessed leaves down pat. Beware of my sinigang. But it tastes like great sinigang. Really. Just avoid the leaves.

And yach. I'm sleepy.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Uh, Erm. Yeah.

My tastebuds got scorched by an unassuming piece of potato.

(... And that wasn't from some survey involving first letters of first names and non-existent third letters of family names.)

It may have been a blessing in disguise, for before the demise of my tongue (eew, that sounds gross), I noticed that I put too much spices into the afritada.

So what my tongue doesn't know won't hurt it. Except that it felt that hot potato.

Went to Northridge today, and took the bus. It was my first time on a bus in California, excluding the Fly Away, I don't think that really counts.

Spent hours walking in the mall, even found a job opening and I'm still thinking about it. Getting a job would definitely give me a chance to meet more people, plus, the store with the job opening is right next to Pet World. Hyuu~

I broke a personal promise not to shop 'til next year. But, heck, I do need a robe. I mean, it's cold here. >_>

Oh, and when I went out today I forgot to bring a jacket. And I. Survived. It was actually quite hot under the sun, freezing under the trees. Hrm. That's California weather for you.

But, I'm really starting to like it here, if only I wouldn't spend so much time cooped up in this room typing away like this, and actually go somewhere. Even though it means that I'm going to get painful calves like this every night. But then again, this may just be a reaction to being horizontal for too long.

Ah, wellz. I don't think I'm making sense anymore.

Will finish this episode of Tsubasa Chronicle then go to sleep. Ja ne!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Un-depressed.

I'm alright.

Well, mostly.

I actually wasn't all that depressed in the middle of the day yesterday, after initially calming down after declaring that I was depressed.

But then night came and there it was again.

Anyway, I got a good sleep, made everybody late in going to LA and now, back from there, everybody was too tired to think of dinner. Lime flavored Lays is evil. Evil, I tell you.

Well, it seems I'll be spending a lot more time in LA, since the job I seem to have blundered upon is centered there.

Right.

And I've been reading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, and it's got me giggling with delight. I wanna cuddle Adam. And Aziraphale. ^^

So, I think I'm officially un-depressed.

And last night, Julliane's Friendster Survey Predicament cheered me up some. XD

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Everything went downhill...

.. After posting last night. Everything went wrong.

I'm just...

depressed.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Shipping

First it was NarutoFan, now it's AnimeNuke. They all hate me. >_<

Tsubasa Chronicle's great. Fai sort of chills me, for some reason. He reminds me of Ukyo from Samurai 7. I wonder if they have the same seiyuu.

Syaoran is still teh bishie. And more mature. At least he doesn't blush as often now. XD

Sorata + Arashi ish teh lurv.

Gots teh links to Jay Chou's newest album. *squeals fangirlishly*

*stares at the blinking cursor*

Right.

That's just about all. I can't think of what to cook for dinner. And I'm out of instant Chow Mein (that's pancit canton in the normal world).

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone!

It was my first Halloween, because the practice is different in the Philippines, but we do know how it's celebrated. But I don't really know everything about the whole thing. Like, for example, how old should you be to stop trick-or-treating?

Well, anyway, yesterday wasn't what you'd call a lazy day, because we went to LA. And God, it's hot in there. I don't know. It's supposed to be hotter here, but then I don't really get out of the house so I wouldn't know.

Anyway, by the time we got home I was nursing a large headache and it didn't help that everybody thought I should be the one handing out the treats.

I saw a lot of Darth Vaders and the cutest clown. Wheeee! It was okay to be entertaining the little ones, but I swear, some of the people who went up our doorsteps were no older than me, and it's kinda hard for a teenager to entertain other teenagers by commenting on how cute they look. At one point I almost asked them how old they were. But then of course, they do look older. And everybody in here tells me I look 14. That's kinda flattering, I guess, except that yesterday had me so disconcerted whenever I give candy to people taller than me.

Turned in quite early, finished my book even though my eyes were tearing and slept at I don't know what time.

It was a pleasant evening.