Monday, June 29, 2009

Dreaming, Dreamt and Everything in the Middle

The film has been rolling…the lights are on, a guy and a woman actor is doing their scene waiting for the director to call “Cut!” I was among those PAs, a towel on my left shoulder, a cold mineral water in my right hand and a bag of mixed clothes and make-up in another. I was waiting for Frank to come out and do his lines but he wasn’t there. I heard the director say, “Cut!” I rushed towards the crew’s side of the lounge looking for the producer’s assistant. Two other people came and rushed towards him, while the latter was busy barging orders. I was quite afraid to ask, seeing how busy he was. But I got to know.

“Why is Frank not doing the scene?", I asked.

“Frank who?”

“Frank!”

“Frank?! Oh, the white guy! He’s over. And the show’s gonna be finish by next week anyway so we have to cut on the actors.”

And I felt a pull by my right sleeve and I was dragged to reality. It is 10:15 AM. I have been dreaming the second time.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dropping everything and going.

I’m never that type of person. And I just don’t have the nerve to do that… I don’t exactly fancy the unknown and I completely fear “close your eyes, hold your breath, just jump” scenario. All 25 years, I have planned, ironed out my life. It may not be all the time smooth but so far I have fought and stuck out. It is not all the time that plans are followed and unfold but I am by far, on track. Life may conspire against me but seldom do I fret because often than not, I have a back-up plan, a plan B, or even a C.

25 years of dreams and fulfilling them slowly, step by step. I am not up to just dropping everything.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I DON'T KNOW THEM

First day of class (for me) today... attended my laboratory class... totally fast paced... I need to read a lot of stuff.. know a lot of stuff...and learn them totally...

and funny how other students expect us to know them already since we graduated with a Chem Engg degree... Chem Engg is entirely different from BioChem (Engg) and funny that our professor expects us (me and a guy from Maynilad) to know them since we work at a water and wastewater company...

yikes... frankly and truthfully, I DON'T KNOW THEM... I'm burdened here... =(

Friday, June 19, 2009

A week of tardiness

I have been getting lazy... with waking up, with going out of bed, with getting ready for work, with going to work.... I just seem to have that hang over with my short vacation at home where I have all the morning to sleep and just wake up when I feel like it or when I get hungry.

But I'm back to reality... I need to wake up early and leave the house before 7am to be working at 8. It is not that work is not enjoyable anymore...it is actually and I am still up to going to work... but getting ready for it, and the pouring rain, and my soaking feet, and having a hard time with getting a ride, and the traffic... it makes me not want to go... just thinking about everything makes all the urge to spend the whole day in bed.

And so instead of leaving the house before 7, it is only at that time that I leave my bed thinking that if I won't, I would lose that hope of getting to work on time or at least just a little bit of being late.

Dreadful... and it has been all that laziness everyday of the entire week. =p

Friday, June 12, 2009

Insanely Wicked

Insanely Wicked. That is Wicked Kitchen for me. After finding a feature of the resto in Click the City dot com, I was intrigued. And was uberly excited about it, I couldn't pass the week not to go here.

Why wouldn't anyone be? All of the desserts in the menu are named after the 7 Deadly Sins: Anger, Pride, Sloth, Lust, Envy, Greed and Gluttony. And this is not the main course yet.

Kat and I ordered the combo meals which is served with an ice tea. What's good about it is that you get to choose from 4 pasta and then pair it with a choice of chicken entrees . We also got a piece of garlic bread and salad. Both of us got Wicked Wings and paired it with a pasta of our desire. Kat chose Chicken Mushrooms Cream while I got Seafood Aglio Olio.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Isanely Wicked

Insanely Wicked. That is Wicked Kitchen for me. After finding a feature of the resto in Click the City dot com, I was intrigued. And was uberly excited about it, I couldn't pass the week not to go here.

Why wouldn't anyone be? All of the desserts in the menu are named after the 7 Deadly Sins: Anger, Pride, Sloth, Lust, Envy, Greed and Gluttony. And this is not the main course yet.

Kat and I ordered the combo meals which is served with an ice tea. What's good about it is that you get to choose from 4 pasta and then pair it with a choice of chicken entrees . We also got a piece of garlic bread and salad. Both of us got Wicked Wings and paired it with a pasta of our desire. Kat chose Chicken Mushrooms Cream while I got Seafood Aglio Olio.

My Verdict: 5 stars.
The pasta is not soggy and is al dente... Seafood Afglio Olio is fetuccini with olive oil, garlic and some herbs (I think it is spinach) with a mix of shrimps and squid. It isn't salty but you would continue diving in. The Wicked Wings is awesome! There is a fire-y kick. I don't fancy hot and spicy food but this one is getting me to rethink. One thing I need to commend is the salad (lettuce). It is sweet and fresh. Kat thinks it is dipped in honey or syrup.
Seafood Aglio OlioChicken Mushroom Cream

Came in our dessert: Kat ordered Envy while I ordered Gluttony (which is their featured dessert in their menu).

Verdict: 5 stars
If we jokingly tell a person that he'll forget his name because of how delicious a food is, this is the truth of it. As Kat says, Envy got her speechless!!! While Gluttony had me not want to do desserts for an entire week!

Envy is a super moist chocolate cake frosted with mint green chocolate ganache. It will get you drooling with envy (Tagalog translation: naglalaway sa inggit!) wishing you have this everyday!
Envy

Meanwhile, Gluttony is a enormous chocolate chip cookie topped with a plentiful scoop of mantecado ice cream, and a drizzling of chocolate syrup. This heavenly dessert will challenge the appetite, even of a glutton.
Gluttony

Although price of dessert is the same of that of the main course, I think the superb taste has it justified. 2 Deadly Sins transported me to Heaven!

And now comes the part when I have to whine... of course there are bad points. Service is super bad!!! Awarded nada stars for it!!!! Waiting time for the main course is 30 minutes and we had 2 follow-ups. And then when we requested water to help us with the dessert, we had 3 follow-ups because the waiter keeps on forgetting our requests. When we asked for the bill, it took us two requests!! What is that!?!?!? We even went down to get our change because we were again waiting for entirety for it! But the waiter took our picture so that's something commendable.

It is a pity that service isn't at par with the food they serve. I Hope the pics here gives justice to it!

-o-
I brought home Ex's Lasagna for my brother.... I think his pictures also justified whatever "bitterness" fueled the owner or chef who gave the name to this good-tasting recipe. Those are candid pics of him burping and savoring the food!
burp!savoring the lasagna

xoxo

Monday, June 8, 2009

Laugh

Laugh... laugh loud... laugh till you couldn't breath.
And surround yourself with friends who make you laugh.

Got this from an email. And I can't keep myself from thinking of how I laugh often now...even people from Taguig notice the difference of how happy I am now. And so does my brother who oftentimes thinks I'm going loony because of the way I act out of excitement or just pure joy.

I have been laughing... laughing hard, laughing often... over things, everything and nothing..even the silliest of sorts. and people I am with is as fun as F-U-N!!! wahaha!!! and work has been enjoyable.. =)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Weekends of Idleness

Another weekend wasted in idleness... that has been my weekends without plans... except for chores, sleep and food, weekends just roll into weekdays with no accomplishments.. =(

I should get back to my laundry... at least at the end of the days of idleness, I could say, I did something... just something.

Hopefully, I would have something to do next weekend.. =)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Overflow

Yesterday, I started the day at UP. Went to finally pay my tuition fee (ouch!!!)and be an official Iskolar ng Bayan again. Got a go signal from (ever-supportive) Frank, I was with Jovert and the rest of the students who are cramming on the last day of Registration. I was seated next to an undergrad who's Form 5 spells a P24k+ tuition... A whut???? Is UP an institution for the poor??? When I left UP in 2006, that was already the issue: tuition fee hike due to lack of funds granted by the government. From a 300Php/unit for the undergrad, it will rise to 1000Php/unit. While for the graduate school, it will be from P500/unit to 1500/unit. I was even protesting against it thinking of the future when I will come back to UP to take my Masters and will suffer the consequences of the hike. Talk about selfish acts.. hehehe!!!

Now, the future is here. I am suffering. And I am envious of Jovert who's tuition for his Masters at SURP is still at the Php500/unit rate. Grrr!!!!

But then, it is too late to be angsty... and I always have that option to not go back... be contented on with the education I got from UP and depend on the experience future will bring me. But the yearning to fulfill long time dreams (and plans) is always there, getting strong, all the time. So I said goodbye to more than P12k, just like that, and start school next week.

-o-

Rain has been crazy... no typhoons, no storms, whatsoever but it has been raining since 2 weekends ago. Not good!!! Business for the company has been bad lately... Ops-wise, there are more shutdown of plants because of brown-outs, more chemicals to dose since water quality is not good, and the La Mesa Dam has been on yellow alert, it has been overflowing for 3 days now. Hope the rain goes away soooooonnn!!!!

-o-

Just got it from the UP website, classes will be moved on Jun 16! Weeeh!!! I could still have a long weekend for myself before I start school and spend my Saturdays in a lab class. But the thing is, I don't know where to go exactly... I want to go to the beach.. just lay there in my swimming attire and just get sun baked skin (it is not as if I don't have dark skin already)...but really, I just want to waste time in a beach shore, with the waves at my feet, from sunrise till the sun meets the earth.
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