Wednesday, July 25, 2007

La Salle vs Ateneo..

When I was a La Sallian froshie, I didn't get to watch any UAAP Men's Basketball games live because the schedules always coflicted with classes.

When I was a sophomore, I didn't get to watch games because we were suspended from the UAAP.

But we're back now.

Tomorrow, I'll be watching a UAAP basketball game not from a Studio 23 broadcast but live at the Araneta Coliseum for the first time.

What's even more ecxiting about tomorrow's game is that it's between us and our so called arch rivals, the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

I guess I'm not the only one who's hyped up about tomorrow's game because tickets were already sold out the same day they started being sold even if we were only allowed to buy one ticket per person.

And the lines were un-freaking-believable.

Some of my friends were there early and they let me squeeze in line with them. (Thanks, Les&Jem! ^_^ )

I really hope we win tomorrow (what person doesn't want her team to wi, anyways?) or at least put up a really good fight.
I can't wait.

See you at the Araneta.

Animo La Salle!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The End of an Epic Tale..

“We now present the seventh and final installment in the epic tale of Harry Potter.”

July 21, 2007.

Harry Potter fans all over the globe would always remember this day.

It was the day when one of the greatest stories ever told came to a close.

After years and years of waiting, it finally came out.

We’re all going to find out how Harry’s story ends.

I was one of the many who got up extra early because the National Bookstore in which I reserved my copy about a month ago would open at 7 am just to accommodate those who want to claim their copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as soon as possible.

The book is not inexpensive. I had to save up for it. I’ve never saved up for anything in my life before. But I did it for this because I’ve been waiting for this book to come out ever since I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone six years ago. I wanted to finish it before anyone could spoil the story for me again (I read book six about two weeks after the release date. Somebody inadvertently let slip that this character would die. It ruined the book’s suspense for me.)

Anyways, it’s all worth it.

I started reading at around 8 am.

I finished it at 1 am.

37 chapters.

759 pages.

17 hours of nonstop reading.

I may have to have my glasses refracted after this.

But I couldn’t help it.

It was like somebody put a Permanent Sticking Charm to fuse my hands to the book.

It’s very exhausting to read through it, though.

Not because it’s long or whatever but because the author has a way of really pulling you into the story and making it seem as if you were there, in the midst of it all.

She posed about a hundred thousand questions at the first few chapters that you’d begin to wonder if the remaining chapters are sufficient for her to answer each and every one of them.

Well, you’ll just have to see for yourself.

If you haven’t read Harry Potter yet, I strongly suggest that you do. You’re seriously missing out on something, I tell you. Start from the first book. I know the page numbers get intimidating as the series progresses but I assure you that, after you read one, you’ll be asking for more pages.

It’s awesome.

It really is.

God bless J.K Rowling.

The woman is a genius.

Curiosity Killed this Kat..

You found out about it last Wednesday.

The thing that you’ve been dreading since March has happened at last.

You knew it would.

You were hoping you were wrong but you weren’t.

Nothing prepared you for the fresh surge of anger, frustration, and resentment towards the person who has been making your life a living hell for the past six months or so.

You hate this feeling.

You hate that person.

At least you’re trying to.

Or maybe you shouldn’t.

Because hate is just as contaminating as love.

You still think about that person, wondering what’s the best way make him feel as miserable as you are.

Which is wrong, you know.

Wrong because you know how much it effing sucks to be this miserable.

You know how much it hurts that you wouldn’t wish it on another person.

Except maybe him.

Selfish thoughts start penetrating your consciousness.

“It’s unfair for him to be this happy when he was the one who caused me misery. Why am I not the happy one? I thought Karma worked the other way around.”

You know it’s wrong. You do.

You’re just trying to find some comfort in your thoughts.

It has, after all, been more than six months.

You’ve been enduring pain for far too long.

Some solace would be nice.

Letting go would ease your burden, you know that, right?

You just don’t know how.

Not when every waking moment is haunted by memories.

Not when your thoughts are filled with questions.

Was it all for real?

Or was I really, as my best friend so eloquently put it, “played”?

You marvel at your own vulnerability and stupidity.

You can’t believe how pathetic you are, can you?

You feel ashamed of yourself.

Stop that.

It’s him who should be ashamed of himself.

He was the one who lured you into this festering hellhole of feelings and questions.

He lied to you.

He hurt you.

Not physically, of course.

No, the pain he caused you is much more painful and harder to recover from.

Thank God you have good friends.

Your friends have been great.

It’s all a matter of time before you look back at all this and manage to laugh at your foolhardiness.

It’s all a matter of time before Karma finds its due course.

It’s all just a matter of time.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Top 10 Unintentionally Worst Company URL..

I was browsing through my old emails when I came across this one. It was posted in one of my yahoogroups and I found it amusing so I decided to share it with you. ^_^
The top 10 unintentionally worst company URL
Everyone knows that if you are going to operate a business in today’s world you need a domain name. It is advisable to look at the domain name selected as other see it and not just as you think it looks. Failure to do this may result in situations such as the following (legitimate) companies who deal in everyday humdrum products and services but clearly didn’t give their domain names enough consideration:

1. A site called ‘Who Represents’ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it…is

whoRepresents. com

2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at
[url=http:// expertsexchange. com]

3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at
[url=http:// ww.penisland. net]

4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at
[url=http:// ww.therapistfind]

5. Then of course, there’s the Italian Power Generator company…
ww.powergenitalia. com

6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:
[url=http:// ww.molestationnu]

7. If you’re looking for computer software, there’s always
[url=http:// ww.ipanywhere. com]

8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church. Their website is
[url=http:// ww.cummingfirst. com]

9. Then, of course, there’s these brainless art designers, and their
whacky website:
[url=http:// www.speedofart. com]

10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe? Try their brochure website at
[url=http:// www.gotahoe. com]

Sunday, July 08, 2007


“Never believe a man who promises you forever because it is philosophically and biologically impossible.”

Our Litelec professor told us that last meeting. The promise of forever is the promise of stasis/stagnation. You can’t remain in a particular moment forever. You either descend or ascend. When you reach the climax (or the peak) you eventually have to start descending. When you achieve the object of your desire, the desire goes away because, duh, you already have it. You stop desiring the moment you achieve your desire. Let’s say you were craving for sushi. The moment you eat sushi, you stop craving for it because your desire has already been fulfilled. I think this holds more truth more than we are willing admit especially those who are in love. I mean, like it or not, your feelings will wane at one point or another. That’s why relationships take work.

I was going through my journal when I came across an entry that I wrote a few months back when I was trying to recover from a break-up. Here’s an excerpt. Don’t read it if you don’t like pessimism and bitterness.

I read Meg Cabot’s ‘Every Boy’s Got One’ again last week and one of the characters, Cal Langdon, mentions phenylethylamine (I hope I spelled it right). The body releases this kind of chemical when one is in love. That’s what gives you the feeling of giddiness, euphoria, and whatnot. It’s like a drug, actually. After a while, the body develops a kind of resistance to its effects so the ‘kilig’ goes away.

I’m being too pessimistic, aren’t I?

Hard not to be when you’ve gone through what I have. But whatever.

You have to think hard (I mean really, really, really hard) before you enter into a relationship. Don’t let phenylethylamine render you stupid. Just because you feel giddy when that person is around doesn’t mean you’re in love.

Some pointers for guys:

Don’t ever tell a girl that you can handle a long distance relationship and then use it as an excuse to break up with her in the end.

Don’t tell a girl the things that you know she wants to hear just to make her agree to become your girlfriend. Not when you don’t intend to stick around.

NEVER EVER tell a girl that you will love her forever because you and I both know that you are lying. The worst part is that she might actually believe you and pour her heart and soul into the relationship and, in the end, when it’s all become too boring for you (in Tagalog, NAGSAWA KA), you break up with her. You have no idea how frustrating this is unless it has actually happened to you. The person who promised you forever walks away unscathed because all he gave you was a promise. He didn’t lose anything. Just words. But the person whom you promised forever to? She gave you her heart. She gave you her soul. Those are not easy to get back because they are just as intangible as words but they take effort and they take commitment. She promised you nothing but she gave you her everything, in other words. Does that mean nothing to you? Apparently, it does not.
Just goes to prove my assumption that most men are heartless jerks.


Not all of them.

But most of them are.

Sure, he loves you now.

Focus on the word now.

It’s temporary. It’s fleeting. It won’t last for long.

Magsasawa din yan sa ‘yo.

Sure, he’s sweet and kind and nice when he’s courting you.

Duh, he’s courting you.

Of course he’ll show you his good side.

Just wait till you see his other side.

Good luck to us girls because, while there may be plenty of fish in the sea, most of them are rotten. You’re lucky if you get a good catch.

Happy fishing!

I guess I don't need to explain that I was livid when I wrote this. But there you go.

Triple Seven

Yesterday was considered by the superstitious as the luckiest day of the millennium because it was July 7, 2007: 7-07-07. There was a scramble to secure lotto tickets, casinos were full to bursting, an overwhelming number of weddings took place, and so on.

I’m not really the superstitious type but I tend to fall into the bandwagon every once in a while. I mean, you have nothing to lose, right?

Yesterday was undoubtedly a good day for La Sallians because the Green Archers won by 21 points against the UP Maroons in the 1st basketball game of the 70th season of the UAAP. I wasn’t able to watch it live because tickets were sold out by the time I decided to buy. I was only able to watch the first few minutes on Studio 23 because I promised one of my roommates that I’d go to Greenhills with her. Too bad. But then again, that’s what replays were invented for. At least we won. Yey!!

We have discovered that it only costs a hundred and twenty bucks to take a cab from our dorm to Greenhills. Looks like we’ll be going there more often. I don’t mind. I love Greenhills. Especially the Fully Booked in Promenade. Four floors of books, books, and more books. It’s a bookworm’s paradise.
After my roommate wore her wallet out at the tiangges, she and I decided to search for the newly opened Krispy Kreme at Greenhills because neither of us have ever tried their world-famous doughnuts. We wanted to see what we were missing so we kept searching despite the rain. We had almost given up looking and were about to hail a cab when we saw a tarp pointing to where Krispy Kreme was. Lucky, right?

I had Krispy Kreme for the first time in my life yesterday. I’m a big fan Gonuts Donuts which were, allegedly, copied from Krispy Kreme so I’ve been wanting to try them since the first store opened in Taguig. I never got the chance until yesterday. Krispy Kreme doughnuts are only slightly better than Gonuts Donuts. They’re both good. The major difference is the price. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts cost 38 pesos each while Gonuts are more affordable at 20 something. And there are more Gonuts stores and they are much more accessible than Krispy Kreme which only has three branches (Taguig, Megamall, Greenhills). But, like my economics professor always says, a good that is least available tends to have a higher demand (or something to that effect). Anways, if you haven’t tried Krispy Kreme yet, I recommend the Sour Cream glazed. I know it sounds weird but it’s really yummy, I promise.

That’s pretty much how my day went yesterday.

How was your 7-07-07?