Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

tiny cactus gets L.O.S.T.

we played at L.O.S.T (an evangelistic concert) last night and it was fun! mas masaya pag familiar ka sa crowd. though sayang kasi medyo may sakit si tij and wala kaming practice..could've been better. but it wasn't one of those "bwiset ang panget ng tugtugan kasi walang practice tae" i said, i had fun. it was probably the most dynamic performance of the band since. penny could've delivered a more solid sound but i had to test what trixie can do. i realized that fender guitars play best with fender amps. or maybe a 60-watter amp simply drowns when matched with a 2x12 160-watter (if i'm not mistaken). well, a marshall 160w to a genesis 60w, duh..hehe..

the other bands were great too.

jordan wasn't wrong when sometime before he mentioned that radical faith's vocalist can sing hardrock and growl well. galing. solid kahit payat yung vocals hehe..madalas lang cguro napapanood ko ay ang mga nag grogrowl ay malalaking tao hehehe :D (this is the Lord's prayer--RRRAAAAAWWWWWWKK!)

hmm..POEMA..i love the tunes. pat's like kitchieish barbieish tunes with aya's vibe. i liked roy's guitars on the last song. warm & creamy drive. good bassist. smooth drummer (yeah BJ hehe)..sayang lang the space doesn't have good acoustics so the sound was bouncing all over. matinding reverb. mahirap minsan pakinggang malinaw yung words. nice rendition of phobic :) first time i've heard it being covered live.

and for the speaker, effective syempre :) kahit na medyo memorized ko na yung sermon, ayus pa rin hehe.

to everyone who were involved, thanks! God bless :) and here's to more MISSION POSSIBLEs! itaas mo! (ang pagiging christian mo :D)

talk about timing..

i accompanied dei on her way back home to the far far away makati city last night after the dinner fellowship in kb. it was 12 midnight then already. macoy third, me and dei were the last people to leave church. macoy headed to his coffeeshop/sala, third decided to walk home for some exercise so i went with dei to make sure the cab driver's safe mwehehehe.

anyway, we got to makati. dei went up her place already and i dropped by 711, thinking about which mode of transportation i'm taking to get back to qc--the faster but much more expensive cab or the thrilling bus ride. just when i got out of the store, wow! the talusan kids' parents were there unloading some stuff from ate lucille's korea trip. talk about timing! i now have a ride home! (ate lucille works at cbn asia. dei works there too and lives just beside their office building. happiness, no transpo expenses.)

i was so blessed and awed about how God works in surprising ways. just amazing. of course i had to take a cab from EDSA-kamuning corner to our place hehe.

when i got home, housemate nez was watching a koreanobela and when i woke up this morning and went downstairs to take a bath, she was still there watching the same koreanobela. WOW. NOW THAT'S AMAZING! hehe=p

Friday, November 24, 2006

yesterday's tidbits and today

umaasa sa wala = "hoping for nothing" hahaha. good to be back at the apartment. akin nalang tong chocolates. mag prapractice nalang akong mag isa. sana makuha yung amp. ang boring today. 711 siopao. aiaiai isang asado siopao nalang natira, pinauna ko pa kasi. pagupit. ahit bukas. ang linis ng banyo. thank you liez. sarap ng dark chocolate. sabi na nga ba may nakalimutan akong bilhin sa eunilane. mahal pala ng batteries. bakit minsan parang walang pakialam mga tao? kelangan ko na mag apply ulit for board exam. kelan kaya kakain ang jam? na miss ko yung kama ko. ayus gamit. kelangan makabenta. ligo na. sana maganda simula ng bukas ko.


"bwiset na taxi to. sabi kasing kumanan sa tuazon sa boni serrano pa talaga dumaan..mas traffic tuloy.." lousy start. i'm praying for a good evening. i hope my head cools off before lunch..haiya..

i need some words of comfort from God..

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

ikaw, ako, intsik tayow :D

You Know You're Chinese When... i was so bored i actually typed "you know you're chinese if.." in the google searchbox and this came out. interestingly funny..there were a a lot more "you.." lines here but i deleted them..i left those which i can personally relate to hehehe..

You unwrap Christmas gifts very carefully, so you can save and reuse the wrapping (and especially those bows) next year.

You use the dishwasher as a dish rack.

You keep a Thermos of hot water available at all times.

You save grocery bags, tin foil, and tin containers.

You use grocery bags to hold garbage.

You have a piano in your living room.

You twirl your pen around your fingers.

Even if you're totally full, if someone says they're going to throw away the leftovers on the table, you'll finish them.

You bring oranges (or other produce) with you as a gift when you visit people's homes.

You have a collection of miniature shampoo bottles that you take every time you stay in a hotel.

You never order room service.

You don't use measuring cups.

You reuse teabags.

You like Chinese films in their original undubbed versions.

You like congee with thousand year old eggs.

You prefer your shrimp with the heads and legs still attached -- it means they're fresh.

You never call your parents just to say hi.<--no wonder..

You always cook too much.

Your parents tell you to boil herbs and stay inside when you get sick. They also tell you not to eat fried foods or baked goods because they produce hot air.

Your parents use a clothes line.

You eat every last grain of rice in your bowl, but don't eat the last piece of food on the table.

You starve yourself before going to all you can eat sushi.

You know someone who can get you a good deal on jewelry or electronics.

You never discuss your love life with your parents.

Your parents are never happy with your grades.

You keep most of your money in a savings account.

Your toothpaste tubes are all squeezed paper-thin.

You love Chinese Martial Arts films.

You have Tupperware in your fridge with three bites of rice or one leftover chicken wing.

You like to eat chicken feet.

You suck on fish heads and fish fins.

You can't bear to throw things away.<--this is so mommy haha.

You add twice the amount of water recommended when making orange juice from concentrate.
<--mommy again.

You've never seen your parents hug.<---oo nga no..i never did..hmm..

Your grandmother lives with you and your family.

You never order desserts at restaurants.

You say "aiya!" and "wah!" frequently.
<--me in traffic and if things don't go right. chinese to ng haynako.

You love to play mah jong.

Your folks never speak under 10 decibels at family gatherings.<--go to a Contreras gathering & you'll see =p

You received little red envelopes containing money on special occasions.<--ANG PAO.

You wash and reuse ziplock bags.

You're proud to be Chinese - of course...:)

now na..

slap me na.. so i can be myself again.. unless...ehe..ehe..ehehehe.

if i were a drummer..

this would be my setup hehe :D

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

bye bye nike crosstrainers

days ago i had my nike crosstrainers washed because i haven't used them for like a year or more and i felt like using them again. so there..i put on the shoelaces slowly making sure they are not twirling..i realized putting on shoelaces is just as therapeutic to me as putting on new strings on guitars..what's with me and strings?!?! and right now, i'm mr. "no strings attached" mwehehe..yet..ehehe..

anyway, back to my nike shoes..when i got to the entrance of tektite, something felt wrong..nabukahan nanaman ako ng swelas ng sapatos! the airmax thing from the sole fell off and the half of the sole was detached from the shoe! naging powdery na yung was kinda embarassing with all those people passing by i had to rip off the entire sole and walk back to the car to change footwear..good thing di ko binaba yung sneakers sa house. whew! bad trip yun!

haay..kung kelan nalinis at naisipang gamitin saka pa bumigay..bye bye nike cross t's

monday the 13th

yesterday was a very productive and rewarding monday. i wasn't late for work, i was able to have my cousin's flight schedule changed in makati during lunchbreak, attend cell meeting in the evening and picked up my cousins from their US-Canada vacation after. (i dropped by makati for just a while before going to the airport hehe :D)

masaya kasi may natulungan ako at napasaya kahapon. at pagkatapos ng araw, dun ako super masaya.,kasi dala ng pinsan ko ang binili kong gitara! at syempre kahit pagod na sa kaka drayb, di pwedeng hindi kalikutin ang bagong kapuso. naninibago ako sa itchura. kasi kulay dairy creme. di ako sanay. mgkaiba kasi sila ng beauty ni penny. pero ayus.

ayun na yung kwento ko..di ko na madugtungan..gimme that tele twang!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

philmusic EB

ang saya mgkita-kita sa purple haze! :D

ate hannah,..

asan ka na?!!?
hana..hahanapin.. hana..hahanapin...

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Jesus revolution high

it was my first time to attend 'Jesus Revolution' last thursday and friday evening. it felt great to be worshipping with other believers from different churches in one roof. the speakers were inspiring too. i liked mr.(di ko alam kung reverend sya or dr.) ian shelton's message on how parents or older generation church members should work hand in hand with the youth, acting as good bows firing up the arrows. if the older generation don't act as good bows, the arrows will never reach the target (the mission field).

coach al hollingsworth message was also nice as well. pretty's about having a dream and to live the dream is to set it in God's perspective. he mentioned 6 steps actually in making one's dream possible. i only remembered 3---1) dream 2) involve God (sumthing like this hehe) 3) don't quit. ayun..

after the last message on friday night, they had a prayer tunnel where each attendee is to pass through it with annointing from the pastors forming the tunnel. some fell at the end of the tunnel(parang slain by the spirit)..i didn't. my hair just shined because of the baby oil hehe but it felt great being prayed for by great christian leaders and humble servants of God.

then they had a very lively worship to culminate the weeklong event. everyone was jumping and turning around while singing "free" and "one way"..i hopped a few times, moved around a bit..i guess i'm just not physically lively during worship. yung puso ko nalng pina pa talon talon ko hehe..:D first j-rev experience. :) hope i can attend next year and sana in time tiny cactus with jam for breakfast will be leading worship there. champion yan haha!

by the way, thanks pat for inviting me. i'm very grateful you did. :)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

nov. 1 happy day

it's my second time to spend all saint's (or is it all souls'?) day in manila. wala na kasing sembreak..but this time it wasn't just spending the day at home 'resting'
(tunganga, tulala). tiny cactus practiced in ayala heights and we also worked on a new song. i'm thankful that the band gave an effort to work on the song i initially wrote. :) we changed some words and worked on the tune and chord progressions. masaya.

a and macz had to leave after lunch so with just me, jus and tij left in the afternoon, we were'nt so productive in coming out with another tune..iba talaga pag kumpleto..mas nakakapag isip ng creative stuff..pero ayus lang..relax lang..

i planned to watch "fun with dick and jane" after dinner but karmel the very 'nice' sister was so set in watching grey's anatomy series so fine, "u watch this time". naisip ko rin wala syang dvd sa makati hehe..

nag gitara nalang ako sa sala (wow! natural reverb :p) at naalala ko ang jam for breakfast..sana may gig ulit kami kahit acoustic na masaya at masarap pagkain hehe. nov.1 holiday vacation. the only thing that felt bad after yesterday was that i had bad dragon breath when i woke up this morning..

"ay oo, nakalimutan kong mag toothbrush buong araw kahapon hahaha..!"