Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mark Herras

(excerpt from Nimmy's blog)

Me: Ay mahal! nakita ko na ung scandal ni mark herras.
Nimmy: Grabe noh!
Me: I believe na hindi sya un.
Nimmy: Ngek! Sya kaya un!
Me: Mabuti syang tao. Hindi nya magagawa un. 

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Siempre, I was not serious when I said that. Natawa ako after ko i-deliver yang line. LOL

So after ng funny kwento ni Nimmy about sa adventure namin sa DFA Aseana, let me write something about Mark Herras. 

I'm not sure when and how it started. I started liking Mark Herras I think bago pa kami ni Nimmy nun. He's one talented guy sa world of hip-hop dancing. Galing niya eh. 

Baduy na kung baduy. Pero baduy talaga. Hahaha. 

I'm confessing na ilang beses ko na siya napanaginipan and when I see him on TV, parang matagal ko na siyang kilala. Yesss... Pakshet, mahahampas ako ng kaldero ni Nimmy. He's like one lost friend and we share something from the past. Hahaha. Whatever. 

Minsan, napanood ko sa Wish Ko Lang na he'll be meeting a fan na may sakit, cancer ata. Sabi nung fan, "kapag nakikita ko si Mark Herras sa TV na sumasayaw, lumalakas ako."  Tapos they met. I'm not sure kung gumaling ung fan or kung ano man nangyari sa kanya, pero si Mark Herras, few years or months after, naintriga ng bonggang bongga sa anak ng Mayor ng Caloocan dati, and ang latest, tong webcam scandal niya. 

Too bad. 

May nabasa pala ako sa Yes Magazine. Featured si Mark H nun. As far as I can remember, bread-winner siya ng family. Something in common sa aming dalawa... EEEEEEE. 

Oh well, I think di naman ako die-hard fan ni Mark. Kaya stop making asar to me Nimmy. 

Pero kapag nakita ko siya, baka ma-starstruck ako. 

Mahal, ikaw na lang magpa-autograph sa kanya, sabihin mo, "for Leo." 


Friday, November 12, 2010

Summer sa Senado 2001

I was reading a close college friend's blog when I suddenly read about her documentary about our geeky activities in our university. From representing Nepal in the Model United Nations Assembly in WHO-Manila, debate matches, professors and all, it made me reminisce a bit my college life.

She's really cool and like me, we enjoy these stuffs so much.

And then I remember our internship program with Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. Look at us; we're so young. LOL. I bet you'll never be able to guess where Leo is from this group:

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Happy Friday. :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy 54th Monthsary to us Nimmy!!!

Music, Facebook and Me

I've been facebooking for several hours already. Posting random things in my wall and looking at friend's comments and responding. So easy breezy. This is life. Funny that there are some that are not so close friends who gets to comment on things. Some friends though are sending PMs and just asking how's my life going. Nice to see the red flag with a number. Notifications. 

In my sweet, quiet solitude, I'm listening to Nimmy's ipod. Freestyle, Kelly Clarkson and some artists I don't know. 

Before all these, I had a simple dinner, tuna, orange, banana, Yakult, honey and milk. 

I thought of working already. It's already 1am. Then I started doing a little of a concoction. 3 in 1 coffee, Milo, maple sugar and fresh milk. That didn't turn out well, got a slight headache, but I'm cool, I'm up. 

I'm down to my last Aciclovir - medicine I'm taking now for Chicken Pox. 

Happy. That's all what I want to say. 

With the simple things coming my way, I can't help but think that I'm blessed. 

On a side note, I got irritated awhile ago when Nimmy asked me to refill our drinking water. I just can't stand going outside today because of my scabs. It's not good having the refilling station in front of your apartment. There's no excuse to avoid the errand. When this happens to us (the irritation), Nimmy will just ignore you. He's a super sweet guy. I know he hates to argue. He'll just be quiet all throughout. That's what I know. I'm not sure when he's with friends. LOL. But seriously. I think that's the formula. There's a day when you can talk, but when you are not in the mood, you are just not in the mood. So better be quiet and discuss it later the day. 

So what's up Leo? I think you are lucky today. You have to face the day and fix whatever it is that you need to fix. Now is the time and decide to move forward.

Live your dreams. Hahaha. Just saying.  

(seriously, is this the effect of too much medicine?)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Working in My Sick Bed

So officially, this is my day 1 WAH (work-at-home). My rules:

#1 - I dictate my hours of work. 
#2 - Phone calls are limited to 2 minutes
#3 - Conference call me at your own risk. Unless you want clients to hear our neighbor's dog
#4 - Don't pressure me on deliverables. I am currently on Medical Leave, coercing me to finish a task is considered maltreatment and is punishable under the Penal Code (yeah, just making this up)
#5 - This is not free. I am reimbursing my internet fee and electric consumption of this laptop

Honestly, this is one of the days where technology is not running towards your favor. 

I'm sick, with freaking blemishes all over my body and face (shet, kala mo naman kagandahan). No need to explain further. 


I want to be a billionaire. 


Monday, November 8, 2010

Bird Flu

No, it's not what you think. The disease sounded like it came from the bird species - although ornithology or physiology whatever, will tell, it didn't came out from their feathers or beaks. Bottom line, after the suffering and the fever you're gonna go through, the rashes and those myriad but homogeneous evidence will link you to their skin - after pulling all their feathers out of course. 

I got chicken pox, after my supposedly three weeks work assignment in Bacolod. It got extended for several more days which started September 27th and culminated October 30th. It was such a long assignment for me which made me go online one fine day to book a round-trip ticket to go back to Manila over the weekend. Because seriously, if I don't see Nimmy and my family even just for few days - I will go insane. Mind you, I celebrated my birthday, first time outside Metro Manila. 

So end of October, I was here already in Manila. God! I miss my apartment, my car, my bed, my pillows, our ref, our stairs, our garage, our living room... everything! It's been weeks when I was gone...It's different when you're out of your comfort zone. But it's really nice to be back home. God I miss our home...

I went back to the Manila office - Monday and Tuesday, was fine. Weird, but I got not much interface with my boss. Monday, she was out, Tuesday - I was running my department like a show, no added meetings in between and obviously - I was really on top of everything. It's like before anyone say a word - check your inbox or communicator first - I'm following up on something... better strut your stuff - or I'll strut the hell out of you.... LOL. But kidding aside, I was really productive that Tuesday shift. But later towards Wednesday morning. I started to feel something...

I felt feverish. 

So I grabbed a bottle of water down the convenient store of our building and I remember buying raisins before I started the shift. So before our weekly business review with our client,  I munched a handful of raisins  the one that you occasionally see as an ingredient in Menudo started gulping half a liter of water and off with our review. It was nerve wracking even if I did that for 10 times already. But then again, not to stress a point, I've been with the company for 3 months only. No much questions asked. So I think that went well - otherwise, I will hear something from my boss. 

Back to my being feverish. I went outside for a small break, but really, I just wanted to see Nimmy in their glass wall office. I knocked and called him. "Mahal, I think I'm not feeling well."

"Clinic, right beside Operations floor. You know IT right? Door across theirs", said my cutie Nimmy. 

Obediently, I went there and ask for a medicine. Nurse gave me paracetamol, I signed patient's log and went back to my cubicle. 

Then I felt there was an insect in my tummy... I feel it. Since my cubicle is near my co-manager's seat, I turned back and examined it. I'm seeing a semi-circular bump, more like of a pimple but only filled with water. Yikes.    Then examined the other part of my body. What was shocking is I am seeing two to three bumps in my arms. 
I didn't bother to say goodbye during end of my shift. Off I go and went home to rest first. Afternoon came, I woke up, feeling feverish still. Nimmy and I went to the nearby clinic, got some tests and viola - it's really Chicken pox. 

The next day, we went to the hospital but was denied to be admitted since my fever can be monitored and controlled. I obliged. I also want to rest at home. So I'm good to be here. 

For days I am sick, there's only one person who really made me feel that extra tender loving and care. Nimmy was always there to ask me if I'm hungry, if I'm ok, if I feel comfortable. He gives me a lot of options which sometimes confuse me... Do I want to eat this or that? You know, that kind of stuff. But above all - I'm so lucky to have Nimmy beside me in times like this. I mean tell me, who would put up with me and stay with me even if it means seeing me in my most ugliest, most shocking and most  unhealthy state of life? My parents were there when I was young - but it sure counted. Here's one person, who I am not related by blood, but is here with me all the time. Here's one person that despite my shortcomings - is still willing to accept me in my ups and downs. 

Yes. I am one lucky bastard. 

But I know for a fact that I will do the same thing to him, without any questions asked. 

Because Nimmy is my guy.