Saturday, July 21, 2007

What Your Mobile Phone Says About You

As most of my friends know, I am a proud owner of a Motorola Razr V3X in Pink. And according to the Yahoo Tech website, owners of this type of phone are fashion conscious, under 24, fun seekers, and individualistic. It's the "it" girls must have phone. And, I have to say, I do agree.Ü I basically bought this phone not because of its features, but because I like the color (but mind you, my favorite color is blue, not pink Ü). If you think of it, it's such a shallow reason for one to buy a phone just because of its color. But what the heck! I like it. I can call and receive calls with it. I can text and receive text messages. And it reminds me of my friends' birthdays and other events that I need to take note of. If you ask me, that's all I need for a mobile phone. True, its camera is just so-so, especially if you're surrounded by people with SE Cybershot phones, but...a girl's gotta have what a girl's got to have.Ü

Wanna know what your mobile phone says about you? Check out this site: which I stumbled upon a few months ago. The site also mentions the type of phones some celebrities have so it's actually nice to have an idea who uses what.

So...what mobile phone do you have? And what do you think it says about you? Share your thoughts...Ü

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My 101 Wishes

One night I felt the urge to fix the top cabinet where my old high school and college text books, projects, and board reviewers were kept. Browsing through all those stuff, I saw some of the projects I made in High School and felt some sort of nostalgia upon seeing those things. Needless to say, it was a happy & giddy feeling.Ü One of the things I saw was an assignment for our Literature (or was it Grammar or Speech?) class under Ms. Bediones (Yep, you read right. Sister of Paolo Bediones. Her name's Lara. She was one of my teachers in St. Scho Ü). It's a 2-page long bond paper with the numbers 1 to 101 and the heading MY 101 WISHES and I wish for... on top. It was fun reading through it because it truly was a list written by a 14-year old girl.Ü

Albeit embarrassing to the point that I want to hide myself under a blanket, I'm sharing the list with you to remind us all that wishes do come true (some of mine already did...I highlighted those in bold font), and maybe solicit a few laughs from you guys seeing that most of these wishes are hilarious!Ü


I wish for…
  1. Jonathan Jackson to court me and kiss me & marry me -WOW! proof that this list was written a decade ago...i've had several celebrity crushes since then.Ü
  2. a cute and beautiful house in Miami near the beach -I can't remember now why I singled-out Miami of all the places in the U.S.
  3. a blue convertible -"Santa Baby, a '54 convertible too, light blue..." Ü
  4. someone to discover me and make me a model/actress -"I wanna be a supermodel!!!" HAHAHA!Ü
  5. a world tour
  6. an amazingly big house in L.A.
  7. a smooth skin -Yes, please!
  8. a perfect stomach and abdomen or in other words, a perfect body -Yes, please...again!
  9. school to be banished in the universe -HAHAHA! What was I thinking?!!!
  10. a boyfriend right now!!! -HAHAHA! Grabe, 10 years ago, wish ko na 'to?!?!???
  11. a personal housemaid who will always be on my side
  12. a trip to Paris and to go shopping there and buy lots of beautiful designer clothes
  13. an expensive van that my family could use when we go out -Ditto!ÜÜÜ Pero hindi sya expensive, ha.
  14. a blue mountain bike
  15. a tour to Disneyland with my friends and family -I've been to Disneyland with my family...not yet with my friends.Ü
  16. a black horse
  17. a breakfast in bed which will be served by my crush
  18. many beautiful dresses, shirts, shorts, pants, shoes, accessories -High school pa lang, fashionista na!
  19. a college scholarship to one of the prestige schools in the U.S.
  20. the Hanson, Boyzone, and Backstreet Boys to be my friends (or boyfriends!)
  21. honors when I graduate from H.S. & college -ÜÜÜ
  22. trillions of money -Still a wish!Ü
  23. my life to be happy and safe; the same goes for my family -ÜÜÜ
  24. my mom and dad to stop fighting
  25. my brother to be successful in his life
  26. Mike Tyson’s house to be mine -I can't remember why I specifically chose Mike Tyson's house...hehehe!
  27. a driver’s license by my 16th B-day -I now have a driver's license...I just can't remember if I got it by my 16th birthday...
  28. a happy family of my own by the age of 40 -Grabe, buti nlang sinabi ko "40" kasi kung "30"...Oh My!
  29. a gym membership in our village
  30. my lower jaw to be in the right position -ÜÜÜ After 2 years with braces, I finally have an a-OK bite!Ü
  31. my cabinet to be fixed -It still gets messy from time to time but i'm glad that it's most of the time tidy now, rather than messy.Ü
  32. a box of Ferrero Rocher -I was probably craving for Ferrero while writing this assignment.Ü
  33. the shoes/sandals I saw in Sari-Sari to be mine
  34. a bath in the rain with my crush
  35. a black, elegant prom dress
  36. a computer -ÜÜÜ
  37. my dad to be able to sell more insurance policies -So far, so good...Ü
  38. my mom to find an honest and hardworking sewer and cutter -Mom closed shop already...but it's OK, it was all for the best.
  39. my brother to be able to speak fluent Chinese and write Chinese
  40. a new schoolbus -My busmates and I never got this wish. HAHA!
  41. a trip to Boracay with my friends -Still a wish!
  42. me to learn how to play the guitar
  43. my crush to visit me at home and bring me to the prom
  44. an older brother (1 year older)
  45. me to meet new friends in our village
  46. my room and cabinet to be neat & tidy always -Was I a super messy kid?Ü I already mentioned this in #31!Ü
  47. a blue wallpaper for my room with blue Venetian blinds -I got green & pink wallpaper and green venetian blinds.Ü
  48. my dad to be able to walk me to the altar on my wedding day -Still a wish!Ü
  49. my family to live abroad
  50. a cute date on date night
  51. a larger room with a bigger bed
  52. high grades -I got fairly good grades...Ü
  53. my crush to send me roses and love notes
  54. a Tamagotchi
  55. a big and attractive house with a swimming pool (w/ slides); a large garden; lots of rooms; jacuzzi; a mini theater; a library; a basketball court; a music room; a den; an attic; a nice dining room, kitchen & bathrooms; with a grand reception area; located at Los Angeles, CA -Hindi naman demanding at specific, noh
  56. my own movie theater
  57. my father to be king and for me to be a beautiful princess -HAHAHA! Funny and sooo impossible!
  58. knowledge of the Chinese language -Yah...I would reallly love to learn...Ü
  59. a stable job when I grow up
  60. a lifetime supply of Combos (Cheddar Cheese flavor), Maltesers, Toblerone -I'm not much of a fan of Combos dad loves Toblerone so we always have this at's the Maltesers that I miss.Ü
  61. a French Coffee Vanilla ice cream -Wow! San ko naman kaya natikman 'to
  62. lunchtime in our school to be longer -Don't we all wish this!
  63. a Birkenstock (shoes) -Shoes ba talaga or sandals?ÜÜÜ
  64. Prince William to be my boyfriend
  65. a cute cousin (boy)
  66. a whole pan of Leche Flan
  67. a whole lechon on my birthday -Talaga nga naman!
  68. a high grade on our Eco 2nd L.T. -Ngyeee...can't remember what grade I got for that specific exam.
  69. a little sister
  70. a change in our SSC jumper/uniform -Wishful thinking!
  71. a Jansport bag -ÜÜÜ
  72. a BSB tape & CD -ÜÜÜ
  73. a picture holder for my organizer -ÜÜÜ
  74. Michael Jordan to teach me how to play basketball
  75. a lesson in Hockey
  76. a pair of ice skates
  77. a lesson in ice skating
  78. my dad to “accept” my cousin, Sha Sha
  79. an elegant ecru gown with sequins on my wedding day -Proof that I plan ahead. Haha!
  80. my friends & I to form a band
  81. my friends & I to be friends forever
  82. Joy to get well -I miss Joy.Ü
  83. a camping trip w/ my friends to Mt. Makiling
  84. my dresser drawer to be neat & tidy -HAHAHA! No comment. (Also see #31 and #46)
  85. a new school shoes -I probably got this.
  86. a sleeping bag -ÜÜÜ
  87. a gift for my friends on their birthday -ÜÜÜ
  88. a Marvin the Martian hat
  89. an Angel’s Love cologne
  90. a discman and a walkman -Well, I got these...but I want an iPod now.Ü
  91. beautiful black hair
  92. a collection of Love Stories -I stopped collecting by book #23.Ü
  93. a VHS tape of Mighty Ducks D3
  94. a role in the movie ‘Now & Then’ -Aba! Best Actress?!?!??!!!Ü
  95. Juliet to be my part in the play Rome & Juliet -"Rome" talaga ang nakasulat dun sa paper...I probably forgot to add in the "O."
  96. a bracelet to be given to me by my boyfriend
  97. a diamond ring -"Diamonds are a girl's best friend."Ü
  98. my crush to call me up
  99. a lovely blue dress
  100. trip to Ocean Park -I've been to HKG a lot of times but i've never been to Ocean Park!!!
  101. new school shoes -I already wrote this in #85...grabe, sobrang luma na ba nung school shoes ko nung time na yun? Twice ko pa'ng ni-wish! HAHA!Ü
Hope I made you laugh with what a 14-year old, 3rd year high school girl wrote for her 101 Wishes assignment. I don't even want to count how many times I mentioned the words "crush," "boyfriend," or anything that pertains to love life seeing as those were the most embarrassing parts!

I'm planning to write another list: My 101 Goals, which should contain things that can actually be achieved (not things like: for my dad to be king and I to be a princess Ü). And hopefully, 10 years from now, when I read that list, I'll be able to highlight some, if not most, of what I've written and have again that same nostalgic, happy, and giddy feeling that I'm feeling right now.Ü

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Piolo in the Morning

Got your attention, huh?Ü Before your mind starts wandering and thinking of thoughts that can only come true in fantasies, let me bring you back to reality and set some things straight: This article will be about San Miguel Instant Coffee...the brand endorsed by (Papa) Piolo...and the brand of coffee that I regularly drink every morning. In mathematical equation:

San Miguel Instant Coffee = endorsed by Piolo
San Miguel Instant Coffee = drank by yours truly in the morning
Hence: Piolo = in the morning
HAHAHA! The logic is quite twisted but please just bear with me. Anyway, that’s how I got my working title for this blog, which will be basically about how I looove San Mig Instant Coffee, in Extra Strong variant.

To give you a brief history, I (and my entire family) used to like their Strong variant until we tried the Extra Strong one and was instantly hooked! Now, we wouldn’t settle for the Strong variant anymore seeing as the Extra Strong one is yummier...for our taste at least.Ü

Now, the trick in making a San Mig Extra Strong coffee is to use a bigger cup (hence more water) than usual. Or, you can do as my mom does: she halves one pack hence allowing her to make two of her usual-sized cups of coffee with just one pack. Got it? I hope so. Anyway, what I do is the former seeing as it’s hard to make tancha-tancha especially when you’re at the office. And just half of my usual cup wouldn’t do anymore...I need the entire pack to keep me sane and survive the day without going crazy!

They say that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. Well, in my case, a teaspoonful of sugar makes the coffee go my tummy in a yummier way.Ü I like my coffee sweet (not too sweet though) and the sugar content in the 3-in-1 mix just doesn't do it for me. So I need a teasponful more to make my coffee taste just right!

Aside from their Strong and Extra Strong variants, I've also tried their Original-flavored instant coffee and I must say, it didn't disappoint. This is usually what I buy to serve for meetings that I chair seeing as not everyone is fond of the Strong or Extra Strong variants.

I guess my fondness for instant coffee (I never really liked the brewed ones) is the main reason why I don’t know how to make coffee from scratch. Ask Assunta (not De Rossi Ü)...she knows. I made coffee for us to share on our trip to Anilao last April and neither of us were happy with the results (Hey! At least I attempted to make coffee! Sya nga, uminom lang eh…napilitan…no choice kasi.Ü).

Once you get addicted to San Mig Extra Strong, I'll have to warn you though: You wouldn’t find the Extra Strong variant in any SM supermarket or store. I don’t know why. They do have the Extra Strong Sugar Free though. But the sugar-full? NOPE! Kahit halughugin mo pa ang buong SM, wala talaga. Good thing my mom shops for supermarket items at The Landmark or Cash & Carry, and Puregold is just outside our village entrance so in case of shortages, I can just pass by there on the way home from the office.

So thank you, Super Coffeemix Manufacturing, Ltd. (that's what it says in the box...or should it be Asia Brewery???Ü) for the San Mig line of Instant Coffee (At least, hindi nlang synonymous ang "San Mig" to beer ngayon Ü). And...I LOVE YOU PIOLO! I really, really, really do.