Archive for March, 2007
90’s Birthday Bash
Posted on: 26th of March 2007 | Under: Life & Love

My brother celebrated his 25th Birthday at Fez, Serenda Saturday night. It was one helluva party filled with overflowing booze (open bar!!!), yummy food, 90’s music, mad dancing, and lots and lots of people.

We turned the place into one big (well, small actually) dance floor. The DJ played 90’s music that made our feet and body go wild. Think Spice Girls, Janet Jackson and Macarena! Hahaha! Dancing the night away was good. It helped wash down our alcohol intoxication. Too much lychee martini, apple martini, beer and flying tigers for everyone.

Here’s a bunch of us dancing away.

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There’s Always A Reason
Posted on: 20th of March 2007 | Under: Thoughts & Emotions

Things are finally back to normal. My MacBook’s alive again; I picked it up from the Service Center last Thursday. My grandmother also checked out of the hospital and has been back home since Saturday. Things are good. :)

Anyway, I was reading through my archives and saw what I wrote 4 years ago. I liked it, so I’ll share it now.

I’ve always believed that everyone we meet in life, we meet for a reason. I believe that there’s a purpose behind why certain individuals were made present in our lives. Some are there to make living a pain, and torture us emotionally. Some to keep us sane and happy. Some are there to show us what life is about and let us feel their unconditional love. Some are simply there to help and teach us life’s lessons. Some enter our lives only for a few minutes, while some enter and stay for quite a while. Either way, each and every person we encounter will leave an effect on us in one way or another.

So, if someone comes into your life and after a while leaves you with a feeling that you’ve been stabbed in the chest, don’t be disheartened; that person came into your life for a reason. If you have someone that keeps you sane, that never fails to make you happy, be glad; that person is in your life for a reason. If you have someone who loves you unconditionally even if your flaws are more than the good things about you, rejoice; that person is in your life for a reason. If you have someone that helps you understand the ways and realities of life, who shows you that there’s always something to look forward to, take great pleasure; that person is in your life for a reason. And, if you meet people who stay only for a minute and meet others who remain a while, be delighted; all of them came for a reason.

The reasons may be vague as of the moment. Some reasons may even take a while to understand. But, in life, nothing was put by chance or by mistake. They all come to transform and mold us into the person we were created to be. =)

Sick MacBook and Sick Grandma
Posted on: 13th of March 2007 | Under: Life & Love

Excuse my absence, things haven’t been too colorful in my part of the world.

First of all, my MacBook’s hard drive died on me two Sundays ago. I lost ALL my files and have been computer-deprived ever since. I had to say goodbye to the thousands of irreplaceable photos and files, and have had to resort to local and cable television to satisfy my TV Show fixes. That means no Grey’s Anatomy, Prison Break, Lost, nor Ugly Betty downloads in almost 2 weeks! It’s still in the Service Center, so I will have to bear with the loss for another week or two.

Then two days after my MacBook collapsed, we had to rush my grandmother to Medical City, Ortigas. She had been feeling and looking weak since she arrived from Canada last month, but looked too pale for her own good that Tuesday morning.The doctors sent her to the I.C.U and started her dialysis (she had actually been diagnosed with renal failure ages ago and was already supposed to undergo dialysis back in Canada) right away that evening. I’ve been sleeping at the hospital to watch over her ever since.

The first few nights were quite hard, because she looked really weak, but the whole family was relieved when she was moved out of the I.C.U to her own room last Saturday. She’s doing well now, and has been eating regularly. She was supposed to fly back to Canada this Friday, but now she’ll have to stay for another month or two until she is well enough to travel.

Anyway, I’ll go back to regular blogging as soon as things start going back to normal… and when I finally get my MacBook back.

Dance Like No One’s Watching
Posted on: 3rd of March 2007 | Under: Artsy Fartsy

After several gruelling hours of my eyes and fingers being glued to my MacBook, I’m so happy to say that this layout’s finally done.

The production stage took a little longer than I had planned. My vectoring and photoshop skills are a little rusty from months of not practicing. On top of that, I seemed to have lost the ability to write (and even remember!) codes as fast as I used to. I had to resort to numerous trial-and-errors in order to get everything fixed. Everything seems to be looking fine now, but I shall double check again tomorrow if there are anymore bugs.

Anyway, I obviously went crazy over the colors. I don’t even remember having any of my past layouts being this colorful before. Frankly speaking, it’s quite a bold change from my usual “safe” colors. But change is good. I like this change. I’m also hoping that the bright colors will motivate me to blog more frequently now. Hahaha!

It’s already 3am, so I’ll just end this post with the quote that inspired this layout:

Dance like no one’s watching.
Sing like no one’s listening.
Love like you’ve never been hurt,
and live like it’s heaven on earth.