these are images from the storm milenyo. branches were flying and the birds were swirling in the air as the strong winds propel them uncontrollably. No electricity for two days and also, no water for us. i was not able to rest properly and my sister and i were bored to death. the only entertainment we had was my aunt's battery operated AM radio. announcers were sensationalizing alot of stuff as usual, i hate them.
some people like one mother called up a radio station asking for help. and this stupid female announcer asked a lot of probing questions only to say in the end that they will rely the call to another gov't office. it was a feast for the media, but unfortunately some reports are plain stupid and irrational and again, i feel they are creating entertainment and excitement with the disaster. like some news segment asked people how they feel since there are no trains, electricity, and traffic was bad.. helloer???? i wanted to throw my shoe on the tv monitor as the news flashed people saying it was very inconvenient for them and so on. and im sure the media begged the question out of these respondents. there was no cable tv so i had to bear with that.
here i am cooking chopping eggplants during thursday afternoon, look at how dark it was. i didnt know it's so hard to cook with only a candle as a source of light.
and the worst the storm bestowed me is that, I AM NOT GOING to CEBU. : (
i heard another storm is coming up, it's better this way too since a lot of work has been affected by this storm.
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Posted by Lace Llanora at 10:23 AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
im going to CEBU!!! been there last summer with a side trip to Bohol. Now im going there again for free! YinYang is working, bad day yesterday, good day today (well still not-so) . but just imagine how much flying to cebu will cost me if it werent for free. Business trips are still trips, and thank God for this! i so need this right now.
i wish i'll enjoy this one just like davao or more. im already downloading songs for my mp3 player just to distract me from my flight fright. I wish we get Philippine Airlines again. i'll be there for FOUR days and i'll try to blog via my fone. i hope it works this time.
Anyanka pics from Melbourne
this is my niece Anya, im so excited they are coming back on november! i miss her so much i want to die. they left last august because my brother-in-law had work there. she's so cute! i wish i have my own little baby girl *___*
Now i am listening to Bjork, songs like bachelorette, army of me, all is full of love, and other songs that make me feel like im the only human being in this world who loves and everybody else is heartless. chos!
Gah! i felt so stupid awhile ago because someone called me on the phone and she was channeling patayin sa sindak si barbara. i answered yes right away to her question without digesting it in my brain first and yes was the wrong answer and i was sindaked to death with her voice shrilling on the phone. i want to say more but id rather not >__<
Posted by Lace Llanora at 8:04 PM
and 25 is just another day.
terrible day yesterday, morning i had the same backache, i made phonecalls but i reached no one, i crammed a thesis that wasnt mine, and people calling our office was looking for weird names and concerns, then before i left this terrible person called for me to do something.
and this was all on 25. i was dreaming someone wouldve made me happy this special day, i expected.
then monsters from the past showed up on my computer screen. i just discovered one more creature i want to skin alive.
no cake, no flowers, no movie, no dinner, no effort, no nothing, no blog post about it.
and i counted the days to 25 as soon as a new month showed up.
now i wish 25 meant nothing and i wish it did not exist.
Posted by Lace Llanora at 8:36 AM
Saturday, September 23, 2006
dream come true, but instead of ordering a single eggplant i ended up eating baked zitti and a chicago deep pan stuffed pizza. when i finished eating i could barely walk through the halls of the mall.
its saturday and i watched just my luck in dvd. i dont know if its safe to say where i got it but its nice and clear *__* it made my day. the movie is funny and sweet at the same time. where can i find this unlucky guy???? hahahaha
i was suppose to help this guy with his thesis but he doesnt know how to help himself. so bahala ka jan.
Posted by Lace Llanora at 3:22 PM
Friday, September 22, 2006
it's another friday, thank God. i love sleeping at 11pm and waking up around 8am. no work tomorrow, just hanging out and pigging out inside the house. but now im on a semi-diet mode, as influenced by my office lunchmates. i also noticed my arms are getting paddle like : (
i feel like a star awhile back, i went to Pampanga again to market and promote DLS-CSB. the kids were lovely, there were even gay students listening intently to what i am saying about fashion design and interior design. when i asked questions like do you guys know who the fab 5 is? they eagerly answer yes yes and break into a fabulous laughter. gosh i love it. we were early to arrive and i presented 2nd, with my bedhair and oily, untouched-up face. but when i went on center, vavoom. i feel wonderful as the kids stare at me like i am the answer to their career confusions. and i am. : )
they went to our table after my presentation, they asked smart questions, around half of them went back to see me at the booth. some asked where i got my rubbershoes, if they will see me there, and several more about the college. some stayed talking with us for 10 minutes asking about particular degree programs. that's what i call sensible kids!!! indepth questions and exploratory ones.
as i am waiting for azrael of course to arrive, we'll catch the bus together, my stomach is rumbling and wants to eat at sbarro's. 25 minutes more and i can eat already. maybe i'll eat eggplant parmesiana just to say its still a healthy dinner.
we also have a new driver, his name is jayson and we enjoyed chatting with him the whole trip. he is just 21 but is married and has a very cute son.
Posted by Lace Llanora at 7:03 PM
Thursday, September 21, 2006
wahhhhh i wanted to go to work and finish the cebu schedule and itenerary but i got lower back pains until now. it was so bad last night i could barely stand up without feeling that my back can't support my weight anymore. so i lied down until 9am but it's too hot in my room, the sun shines on the windows and i can't lay down forever like a vegetable. i remember i also skipped work once before because of this, make that twice today.
there is also a bazaar going on back at work and i wanted to buy those chocolate coated mallows and chocolate coated pretzels. huhuhu. i also have a cheque to claim for my reimbursement.
if you want to read more about back pains and scare yourself, here is the link
Posted by Lace Llanora at 10:12 AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
this is me during our flight to Davao, it's not my first time riding a plane, it's around my 10th time but look at that frightened smile. it's still cute though. thanks to katotheterrible for making this shot.
i am afraid of airplanes, when i sleep i think they will land on my roof. when im riding it i feel it will plumet down the ocean or in the mountains. and now, snakes might fall off with the oxygen masks and crawl thru the cockpit.
good thing PAL served some juice, it calmed me down a bit. then on the way back, i used my ruffle mp3 player to keep me sane and prevent panic attacks. heehee
Posted by Lace Llanora at 8:06 PM
It's another morning and i am back at work at 7am woohoo!!!! I blog hopped while waiting for the time, later i'll get coffee, just to be lively enough and entertain my officemates again hahaha.
I went to Bitch Godess's blog and I happened to write this reply:
are we women destined to be happy for awhile and miserable for a lifetime, all caused by men who promise stuff during courtship and sex. we love so much we are willing to die for it, unlike men who say so but don't.
My reply is so pregnant with issues, other women not just me, encounter.
My favorite station in YM is coffeehouse, it's not like what they play here in starbucks or the hotels i recently went to. im tired of bossanova and the cool husky voices wailing in silence. this station is like random radio, and im not familiar with the songs but the playlist has good tunes.
My niece, anya is coming home this november. i can't wait to be with her. she is my long lost daughter and nobody can imagine how insane i got when they left for australia. i even wanted to bear my own daughter (i still want to). like God, i have so much love to give that I want to create another person to catch it from me. because someone is saturated with it.
Finally, here i am again, I NEED ROMANCE. the red stuff, the thing that makes me shiver and gives me goosebumps, the one that makes my face flush and turn red, the product that makes me smile up to my ears all day, the stuff that makes my mobile phone beep every 5 minutes, the one that floats me to the air, shoots me to heaven at night and the one that will care for a helpless another.
Posted by Lace Llanora at 7:50 AM
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
<< the devil wears fur
the title bites yes! it sounds like andrew e. oh no no.
but the phrase has been toying with my mind the whole day, hence the title for this post. i just had to blog, i love my hectic work schedule awhile ago. i did not even feel the time pass by. i had to make phone calls, update and edit websites, read the newspapers, fax, do some report, i love it, really. it takes my mind off from more difficult things to think of like the abstract of love (yeah yeah), what is becoming of myself, should i go back to school, should i save, should i be on a diet, when can i ever have my own baby, is he the right person to begin with, and the list goes on.
just like shopping, work is like ibuprofen which i also love popping in my mouth. my co-workers have warned me from taking pain killers because it causes kidney stones. ibuprofen is like a muscle relaxant, a novocane, an anesthecia for pain. (forgive me if i spell some words wrong)
that's why i do all the things i do, maybe to forget some of the ugly realities in life. and i think im not being good because of this. i spend a lot, im still naughty (my co-workers can vouch for this), i don't save my salary, i hate and love my partner at the same time, i dont trust people, and i am very incontented with what i have. i have all this evil plans in my head and they are just waiting to crawl out of good lil me.
there is this one person that pushes me to prove something that i do not want to prove. one said to the duck, nobody else would want you and what is this duck to do? of course, to prove otherwise and swim away, show its shiny feathers and its crown to others.
i sound like im on drugs ahahahaha. it's just that i am a very sensitive person. and me and my other friends agree, even my boss, that a joke has always a meaning to it. it's always half-meant. and worse, it comes from a person you thought would embrace all of you for who you are, and what you have and would not step on you like a doormat.
Posted by Lace Llanora at 8:00 PM
Monday, September 18, 2006
i feel like i weigh a thousand tons, i woke up 5.30am. my sister's class is at 7.30am. holy morning, i barely enjoyed sleeping. i want to sleep more, i arrived here in the office at 7am, birds still chirping and azrael too, still sleeping on our bed snoring.
anyway, azrael who is MINE MINE MINE MINE and I watched Snakes on the Plane last night. it was a scorching hot sunday and we decided to get some airconditioning in the cinema and also, to eat my favorite cheese popcorn. the movie sent people screaming and azrael had this scared look on his face too. he was holding my arm the whole movie.
then we went shopping at the department store, i know, but sm has got it all! and i found a faux fur vest. it was the last piece and i had the sales ladies take it off the manequin ahahaha. someday i will wear it and show it here. ^___^
i am very possesive from my clothes, shoes, to my partner. azrael is MINE MINE MINE. i got a bit annoyed that this person emails him and tries to be in touch even if he does not bother replying. if only her partner knows. and some still call him on the phone even if he doesnt take calls from them anymore. they just dont get the message.
if you want azrael back, buy him from me for $100,000,000. *evil laugh*
Posted by Lace Llanora at 7:52 AM
Sunday, September 17, 2006
it was hot yesterday and we decided to start moving late at 5.00pm
first stop was UP, for the L'arc en Ciel Con and Chocolate Kiss
here we are and i am wearing my davao scarf, it's my favorite item right now. also, the free bracelet the tindera at aldevinco gave me.
photos from azrael's house and Pablo gallery
Posted by Lace Llanora at 11:22 AM
Saturday, September 16, 2006
i've conquered Davao!
the Durian, the "night life", the food, and definitely, the shopping districts!
davao is so beautiful and here are some pictures i'd like to share with everybody : )
In Davao. food is almost free. nothing goes up to more than 100 pesos. unless, it's really special. here at the beach side, you can point at any seafood and have it prepared. all for 80-100 pesos per dish.
the food service in davao is great, you wait no longer than your temper can handle and the food send you right up to heaven.
>>> this is a regular beach in Davao. the white sand beaches are located in some other islands. but this beach is already clean and swimmable. no mineral water bottles and plastic bags floating on the water or laying on the sand.
>>> a crocodile skeleton at Crocodile Farm. the farm also houses a zoo almots similar to Singapore's. you can pet the animals, have pictures taken with them and eat at a cozy riverside with tarsiers.
>> all throughout our stay in davao, we were accomodated by Apo View Hotel. The best part is, we enjoyed hotel brealfast buffet each morning!!!!
Posted by Lace Llanora at 11:07 AM
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
yes i am, im going to fly tomorrow, and face my flight phobia for the nth time in my life. azrael, sadly, has no choice but to be left behind. we budgeted his flight at around 2k via cebu pacific, but my office is flying via PAL which costs more than 17k. Me and my boss are flying for free of course.
im sad for azrael, one day we will go to Boracay together and fly together for the first time.
next week, im bound to Cebu. i hope my flight phobia gets cured via these frequent trips out of luzon.
photos were from last saturday, at the F4 event of Ms. Michelle Coladilla, azrael's sister. it was fun, lots of Gerry Yan and KFC food!!!
no wonder im getting fat! i hope i can eat vegetarian like my boss during our trip to DAVAO so i can lose some weight.
my shoes are new! look at these mary jane shoes i scored in the mall. they are so cute for a very low price.
pray for my safety and i hope i dont freak out during the turbulences at the plane. heehee
Posted by Lace Llanora at 6:44 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2006
the answer to my problem! exactly!
before i get bullied by my family and a person we shall call a*****, im not looking for a new partner, im just writing about the advantages of a computer illiterate boyfriend.
does your live-in partner spend more time in front of the pc? proclaiming he's busy as hell? tan tanan! presenting, the computer illiterate boyfriend! cha-nan!
1. this person will not touch a computer, he doesnt know how to use it.
2. the only entertainment he will focus on is the TV, in which case, you can spend decent time with him.
3. you need not coerce him to go up to the bedroom at 1 in the morning.
4. you save electricity.
5. if i haven't made this clear yet, you spend more time together.
what are you waiting for?
if there is only a potion sold in ebay, a converter of some sort that will make computer-addict to computer-phobic.
*** im typing this now to feel better and prevent further violent damage.
Posted by Lace Llanora at 6:37 PM
Saturday, September 09, 2006
hello world, im eating my heart out right now in the mall at chef d angelo. dating myself is so fun! rightt... im testng blogging via my f0ne.
i also shopped and walked miles. ive never eaten by myself in a long tym. its feels weird for me now, haha. but i need this therapy for myself.
Chicken and Spaghetti - my all time favorite!!!!
i even attended mass, its m0m mary's bday 2day. i feel a 100x better!
okay gotta finish my f0od and talk 2 myself already. Babye!
post script: i sent the mms to the wrong blogger address, hence this late post. This post was made yesterday, september 8 at 7:00 pm
Posted by Lace Llanora at 11:14 AM
Friday, September 08, 2006
Got this from my bestfriend and it made me laugh! how fitting for times like these.
1. Men are like ........Laxatives ..... They irritate the shit out of you.
2. Men are like ....... Bananas ..... The older they get, the less firm they are.
3. Men are like ....... Weather .... Nothing can be done to change them..
4. Men are like ....... Blenders .... You need One, but you're not quite sure why.
5. Men are like ...... Chocolate Bars .... Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.
6. Men are like ....... Commercials ..... You can't believe a word they say.
7. Men are like ........ Department Stores .... Their clothes are always 1/2 off.
8. Men are like ....... Government Bonds .... They take soooooooo long to mature.
9. Men are like ...... Mascara ..... They usually run at the first sign of emotion.
10. Men are like ...... Popcorn . .... They satisfy you, but only for a little while.
11. Men are like . Snowstorms ............ You never know when they're coming,
how many inches you'll get or how long it will last.
12. Men are like ....... Lava Lamps .... Fun to look at, but not very bright.
13. Men are like ....... Parking Spots . All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.
Now send this to all the remarkable women you know, as well as to any understanding good- natured, fun kinda guys you might be lucky enough to know !!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Lace Llanora at 3:12 PM
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Posted by Lace Llanora at 4:59 PM
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
<- THE Marketing Communications Office at Bo's Cafe.
we work hard but play harder, look how cool our office is hahaha.
yesterday we went to binondo and walked around the area. i learned a lot from out tour guide (constipateddiva.blogspot.com) heehee
then we ate at waiying and i blew up my stomach 3x its normal size.
we ate different kinds of dumplings, 100 day old eggs, pork asado, chicken feet, and more.
here are the evidences:
me and my boss are the binondo babes
ang sarap!!!! jen, astrid, ate mean, sir chong
the food we lafanged
katherine, lace, lawrence
the fabulous all knowing tour guide, sir chong! :)
i prayed for love, money, and family ahahaha
Posted by Lace Llanora at 9:03 AM