Posted on 31 December 2005 by Flisha
I am so happy. This is the best gift I have ever given myself, even better than the Crypton bike or the (late) 7650 phone.
I bought for myself the Canon A410, with 3.2 megapixels and 3 point something optical zoom and lots of other useful features.
My close friend Chu (also known as Jesse, as he likes) bought it on my behalf in Manila (since only a previous version was available here in Zamboanga). I ate up a whole day of his time, so, Chu, thank you so much!!! I love you! Hehehe.
I’m so giddy I’ve been taking pics of everything and anything — bugs, insects, plants, vegetables, jeepneys, clouds, anything that enters my vision! Stay tuned, more pics to come!
Posted on 18 December 2005 by Flisha
Awwwww!!! I am gonna melt!!!
I’m pinching my face inwardly so hard and jutting my lips outwardly so far away that my entire face looks like it’s trying to fit itself into a teeny tiny bottle’s nose.
This is a little baby hedgehog!!!! Isn’t he adorable???? I am gonna hug my PC now!!!
I just discovered Cute Overload this afternoon through one of my most favorite sites, Boing Boing. I think I am gonna spend the rest of the afternoon cooing and ooh-ing over all those cute little critters.
Oh and look it’s another super cute pic of a teeny tiny baby kitten. I loooove kittens!!!
Isn’y he so cute??? (Assuming he’s a he and not a she.) He’s cocking his head to one side, peeking out of his itsy bitsy bedframe, like he’s shy to come out and play but he wants to anyways…
I want this kitty!!!!!
Now a pile of liquid.
Please wipe me off the floor.
Tags: Free Stuff
Posted on 02 December 2005 by Flisha
I now know what a 100-dollar bill looks like. A man I hardly knew casually flipped it off his wallet and handed it to me. For a very simple favor. Which I would have done for nothing at all, really.
The guy was actually a dear friend of my mom’s. He came over from Rome, Italy (he’s in charge of Food and Agriculture at the UN) to hold a series of forums on sustainable agriculture. He brought along with him Sixto Rojas, whom my mom’s friend introduced as the father of the country’s economy.
Anyways, they needed somebody to operate a laptop and a projector for the entire day. I was reluctant to fulfill that role, even though my mom did the requesting, since I was pretty busy handling the media coverage for the Ateneo Fiesta. I agreed, however to bring and install the equipment to Palmeras, and maybe stay there for an hour or two just to make sure everything would be running smoothly. Sony (the guy I’m talking about), however, simply and nonchalantly handed me a hundred dollars to do him the favor of staying the entire day in an air-conditioned hotel, being fed scrumptious restaurant gourmet and desserts and standing by in case there were any technical glitches. (None occurred.)
It was probably unethical of me to receive the outrageous sum of money, but Sony insisted that it was a belated “gift” for my birthday (four months past). I stared stupidly for more than a minute at the 100 dollar bill he gave me, blabbering something about not needing to be paid for a simple favor or what. Truthfully, I was so shocked that I can’t even remember the details of the moment. I must have looked to him like a dirt-poor orphan being handed cash for the very first time!!! (And so easily paid off!!! What an embarrassing moment!)
But in the end, I had to accept it. I couldn’t hurt him by rejecting his offer. And of course, I would have hated myself afterwards for choosing to do the right thing even when it didn’t really matter. Hehehe!!!
Oh, and he also gave me another gift — a beautifully soft, dark purple leather bag from Europe.
(Perhaps compensating for not having been able to give my mom gifts back when he was courting her? My lolo was very strict with my mom when she was still in high school!)
Hmm, not bad for a day’s work. Here’s wishing that someday I land a job that pays in dollars!!!
, High School