Wednesday, April 21, 2004


Nothing much to tell. Again, my life as of the moment revolves around answering survey questions and putting them up on my blog. There’s a rather interesting Celtic quiz at the end of this entry; you might want to check it out.

Oh, and there’s cable in Dumaguete. American Idol, here I come!


five details about you
- I have a stuffed toy sheep named Simone de Beauvoir
- I love sleeping after a long and exhausting day
- I can’t go a day without writing something
- I am loved
- My major tools of survival are sarcasm and wit

five details about your appearance right now...
- I'm wearing a blue duster
- I'm sitting Indian-style on the chair in a vain attempt to save my legs from mosquito bites
- I'm wearing a towel on my head
- I have glasses
- I just took a bath, so I look (and smell) clean

five things you did yesterday...
- went to class
- ate at Jollibee with Peloy
- helped Hiyas buy a grad outfit
- drank orange spice tea at Figaro
- played pusoy dos

five memorable things you did in the last year...
- fell in love
- got the chance to be included in the selection process of a national leadership conference
- got the opportunity to have a book published (kahit wala pa T_T)
- kept my close friends and obtained new ones
- got a blog

five things that make you happy...
- Peloy
- time with Peloy
- Grey Table
- Corny Court
- The 3Cs: coffee, chocolate, and conversation

five things that impress you...
- wit and sarcasm
- brilliance
- humor
- loyalty/integrity/fidelity
- honesty

five things that don't impress you...
- fear, and the refusal to overcome it
- liars
- bureaucrats
- posers
- idiocy/stupidity/narrow-mindedness

five things you can't live without...
- good friends that you can depend on
- music
- cellphone and wallet
- books
- computer

five songs you know all the words to, even without the music:
- “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan
- “Silent All These Years” by Tori Amos
- “Your Body is a Wonderland” by John Mayer
- “Goodbye to You” by Michelle Branch
- “Name” by The GooGoo Dolls


//10 bands you've been listening a lot to lately: (artists, also)
1) John Mayer
2) Jason Mraz
3) Maroon 5
4) Fiona Apple
5) Sarah McLachlan
6) Tori Amos
7) Matchbox Twenty
8) Joss Stone
9) Dave Matthews Band
10) Cynthia Alexander

//09 things you look forward to:
1) thesis
2) graduation
3) Dumaguete
4) seeing Peloy the next day
5) a career in writing
6) a nice apartment of my own
7) travel
8) shopping money for clothes
9) new books and movies

//8 things you like to wear:
1) skirts
2) cloth headbands
3) dangly earrings
4) bracelets
5) cotton tops
6) colorful socks
7) rubber shoes
8) black boots – still a dream, though

//07 things that annoy you:
1) bureacrats
2) red tape
3) mosquitoes
4) itchy noses
5) men who don’t get a hint when you tell them that you hate them
6) a stubbed toe
7) paper cuts

//06 things you say most days:
1) “fuck”
2) “dammit”
3) “saan ka today?”
4) “saan tayo kakain?”
5) “you’re strange”
6) “arse”

//05 things you do everyday:
1) wash my face and brush my teeth
2) say “I love you” to Peloy
3) read
4) write
5) drink water

//04 people you want to spend more time with:
1) Peloy – as if we’re not together almost everyday, but still…^_^
2) Grey Table
3) Corny Court
4) the writing people – sina Arvin and Kurt and Kelly, et al.

//03 movies you could watch over and over again:
1) Il Mare
2) Finding Nemo
3) The LotR trilogy

//02 of your favorite songs at the moment:
1) “Comfort in Your Strangeness” by Cynthia Alexander
2) “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5

//01 person you could spend the rest of your life with:
1) Peloy


+ Ten Things I Miss:
[1] long walks around UP at night with friends
[2] staying up late talking on the phone
[3] going to Manila – the historical parts
[4] leisurely lunches
[5] coffee and conversation
[6] writing poetry
[7] Peloy – during those little moments when I want to share it with him, but when I turn around I remember that he’s not there
[8] watching plays
[9] rough housing with my cousins
[10] Davao City

+ Nine Things I Hate:
[1] ignorance
[2] pettiness
[3] loneliness
[4] people generally being assholes just because they feel like it
[5] disrespect
[6] not being taken seriously
[7] loss
[8] missing all the high notes while singing
[9] too much time on my hands

+ Eight Things I Love:
[1] Peloy
[2] my family
[3] Grey Table
[4] Corny Court
[5] writing
[6] good books
[7] financial stability
[8] success

+ Seven Things I Want To Do Eventually:
[1] travel outside the country
[2] get a post-graduate degree
[3] obtain a writing scholarship
[4] write a book
[5] win the Palancas
[6] get a place of my own and be independent
[7] establish a library

+ Six Favorite Cities:
[1] Quezon City
[2] Davao City
[3] hrm…looks as if Dumaguete has to be here somewhere
[4] Baguio
[5] New York – though I haven’t been there yet
[6] London – again, only in my dreams

+ Five Songs I Can Hear Over and Over:
[1] “Comfort in Your Strangeness” by Cynthia Alexander
[2] “Your Body is a Wonderland” by John Mayer
[3] everything on Sarah McLachlan’s “Afterglow” and “Mirrorball” albums
[4] “A Sorta Fairytale” by Tori Amos
[5] everything on “Songs About Jane” by Maroon 5

+ Four Words That Describe Me:
[1] pragmatic
[2] patient
[3] strange
[4] adventurous (well, to a certain degree)

+ Three Things I Want to Change:
[1] Philippine politics
[2] the exchange rate
[3] illiteracy

+ Two Kinds of People I Want to Disappear:
[1] politicians
[2] bureaucrats

+ One Thing I Want:
[1] stability

Find your birthday and then find your tree. This is really cool and somewhat accurate, also in line with Celtic astrology.

Dec 23 to Jan 01 - Apple Tree
Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
Mar 21 - Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 - Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree
Jun 24 - Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 - Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 - Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
Sep 23 - Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
Dec 22 - Beech Tree


Apple Tree (the Love) -- quiet and shy at times, lots of charm,
appeal, and attraction, pleasant attitude flirtatious smile adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves children, needs affectionate partner.

Ash Tree (the Amition) -- extremely attractive, vivacious,
impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be very egotistic, reliable, restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart, demands attention, needs love and much emotional support.

Beech Tree (the Creative) -- has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.).

Birch Tree (the inspiration) -- vivacious, attractive, elegant,
friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

Cedar Tree (the Confidence) -- of rare strength, knows how to
adapt, likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined, often impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

Chestnut Tree (the Honesty) -- of unusual stature, impressive,
well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, born diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings, hard worker, sometimes acts superior, feels not understood at times, fiercely family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.

Cypress Tree (the Faithfulness) -- strong, muscular, adaptable,
takes what life has to give but doesn't necessarily like it, strives to be content, optimistic, wants to be financially independent, wants love and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick tempered at times, can be unruly and careless, loves to
gain knowledge, needs to be needed.

Elm Tree (the Noble mindedness) -- pleasant shape, tasteful
clothes, modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for others, noble minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.

Fig Tree (the Sensibility) -- very strong minded, a bit self
willed, honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, loves life and friends, enjoys children and animals, a social butterfly, great sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness after long demanding hours at work,
has artistic talent and great intelligence.

Fir Tree (the Mysterious) -- extraordinary taste, handles stress poorly, loves anything beautiful, can become depressed at times, stubborn, tends to care for those close to them as well as helping strangers, rather modest, hard worker, talented, unselfish, few sexual relationships, many friends,
doesn't want foes, very reliable.

Hazelnut Tree (the Extraordinary) -- charming, sense of humor,
very demanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make a lasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics, popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist, has a precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.

Hornbeam Tree (the Good Taste) -- of cool beauty, cares for its
looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.

Lime Tree (the Doubt) - intelligent, hard working, accepts what life dishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances into good ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may appear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to make sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not always enough time to use them, can become a complainer, great leadership qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.

Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) -- no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.

Oak Tree (the Brave) -- robust nature, courageous, strong,
unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

Olive Tree (the Wisdom) -- loves sun, warmth and kind feelings,
reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant,
cheerful, calm, well developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.

Pine Tree (the Peacemaker) -- loves agreeable company, craves
peace and harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all, falls strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally soft, low self esteem, needs affection and reassurance.

Poplar Tree (the Uncertainty) -- looks very decorative,
talented, not very self confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

Rowan Tree (the Sensitivity) -- full of charm, cheerful, gifted
without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

Walnut Tree (the Passion) -- unrelenting, strange and full of
contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

Weeping Willow (the Melancholy) - likes to be stress free, loves family life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel to exotic places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding, good intuition, suffers in love until they find that one loyal, steadfast partner; loves to make others laugh.

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