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Feeling Phony

Posted on 24 August 2007 by Flisha

I’ve had bad luck with mobile phones. They always get lost, or stolen, or broken… So I haven’t had a new phone for the past 2 years, in fact I was only forced to use a phone these last few months because I’m in Manila and Gim’s in Zamboanga. Before that, I had totally given up on keeping a phone – and anyway, with e-mail, IM, blogs and all – who needed a phone? I certainly didn’t.

Until I came here. It was the only way to communicate with my boyfriend. I found myself spending P100-200 a week just for SMS and the odd phone call. It got annoying, having to buy load every so often. Same with my boyfriend.

So, we each decided to subscribe to a postpaid plan! I got Smart’s Consumable 800, and he got the Regular 500.

I got a free Nokia 6151 and he bought a Samsung E250.

Now we can send each other videos and pictures! Yay! :-)

Here are pictures of our phones.

Mine’s the pretty blue one and his is the slidy black one.


Mandy Moore’s Cover of Umbrella

Posted on 15 August 2007 by Flisha

I wasn’t a fan of the original, though I could get the appeal. Mandy’s cover is really more of my type of music. Love it!

Watch her Youtub vid!

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Birthday Pics

Posted on 15 August 2007 by Flisha

I’ve changed the title of my blog but this girl still gets self-absorbed every once in a while. So let me indulge, post my birthday pictures. :)

Wakey, wakey! It’s 2pm and my day’s just starting. Thank you Gim for not letting me miss my birthday, hehe. I’m normally a vampire. I wake up at 2-3pm, then go to bed at 6-7am. I’m so lazy I scare myself.

Gim gave me lotsa gifts! A really cute shoulder bag, a pretty bracelet, flowers (lots and lots! He knows me too well :-)), chocolates (heehee) and a card. And he wouldn’t give me my gift the day before, even though I begged and begged at stroke of midnight.

Yan dala le last time, when he gave my gift a week earlier and come my birthday didn’t give me a thing. And I threw a temper tantrum. He had to last-minute-ly blow off all his savings just to placate me. Heehee. I am such a spoiled brat, he says. I know.

Here we are at Zaky’s (formerly Sunburst), buying chicken and potato salad for my family. We love Sunburst. It’s our favorite takeout restaurant. Ok, it’s not a takeout restaurant. It’s a real restaurant and we love the food there. But the ambiance inside is so blah and ugh that we don’t want to eat there. So mostly we just order takeout and eat elsewhere like at home while watching a rented movie.

Doesn’t it look like there’s two of Gimmi? Oh I wish he had a twin. Who liked me too. And they’d be sharing me and everything. Hehe. That would be so much fun. :) Possibilities.

Here I am showing off my bracelet. Isn’t it pretty? I’ve realized I’m not into classy jewelry. I’m into flashy, gaudy, colorful, blingy, fun accessories. And not ashamed of it. Heehee. Apparently Gim knows that too.

I love him so much. :)

I haven’t had time to take photos of my other presents though, maybe in another post. Especially the lovely flowers. :)

Oh and we even saw Donnel and his girlfriend having dinner! What a coincidence, huh? Later today I’ll spend dinner with them and my barkada whom I miss so much.

After dropping off the food at home, Gim and I rode off to Antonio’s, another one of our favorite restaurants.

Actually it tops our list, because the food is soooo delicious (it’s a steakhouse and we love meat, and the desserts are scrumptious too) and the place has an intimate ambiance. We’ve shared a lot of special dates there, Gim and I. Anniversaries and holidays, that’s where we go.

We ordered steak a la pobre (love the garlic sauce, sooo good), baked clams (my favorite appetizer) and squid rings (my favorite seafood! if only they served grilled squid…). We had a great time.

After that we headed on to C@fea for dessert. It’s like the local Starbucks.

There’s a more popular coffeehouse called CoffeeMix, but it’s always so full so we decided to forgo it.

Also, there’s a rumor that it stinks of high-class prostitutes. Ew.

It was a good idea to go to C@fea because there weren’t a lot of people so we were able to sit on the coveted sofa section.

Strawberry cream for me, Black Forest espresso for him, oatmeal raisin cookies and great conversation make for a lovely evening capper.

It was a really wonderful day. Thanks, Gim. :-)


I’m a Silver Jubilarian

Posted on 15 August 2007 by Flisha

Omigosh I am so 25 years old already! It feels so weird to be a year older and still feel like I’m 22. I think I never matured over that period. Yeah. I remember being 21. Fresh out of graduation, even though I taught college kids at a tiny private school for a few months I never really felt any older than my students. For good reason, they actually were my age, haha. Some were even older than me, and flirted shamelessly.

But at 22, I transferred to City Hall and taught part-time at my alma mater, and eventually left government to teach full-time, all while Gimmi was still studying in college. I felt sooo much older than 21 then, like I was actually an adult, heh, no longer the carefree teen. I think I even had a slight personality shift. Less bubbly, more stodgy, I guess. And no I don’t like this shift but it’s kinda hard to shake off.

Anyways I’m 25 now. Haven’t had any major personality shifts, haven’t crossed over any maturity lines… it’s weird. When I was younger, every year was distinct. An inch higher (or wider, narrower, depends), a new accolade, another milestone, a new crush, a new best friend, a new goal. Each year was so defined by newness. I can tell you exactly how different my 15th year from my 16th was, or my 18th from my 19th. But when I think about what’s changed between 25 and 24, or 24 and 23, I’m not too sure what to say. The years have all somehow blended. Like time goes faster, but change comes slower. I don’t know why. But I don’t like it. I feel shortchanged.

Is this what it means to be an adult???


Cookie Monster

Posted on 15 August 2007 by Flisha

I’m on a Youtub cuteness roll…

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I’m Gonna Kick His Ask

Posted on 15 August 2007 by Flisha

She is super cute. I want a Youtub baby!!!

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Nude and Glamour Photography

Posted on 10 August 2007 by Flisha

Attended a seminar workshop on photography last June. Here are some of my shots.

I used my simple but trusty Canon A410 to take these pictures. I think, for its specs, my camera served me well.

All those EOSes and DLSRs clicking and flipping around during the seminar sure made my fingers tingle though. Someday. Someday soon.

Lots of photogs in the seminar. Mostly guys though. A few girls. I hate that population-wise, women outnumber men. And yet, in almost every profession, men outnumber women. Why the disproportion???

Glamour photography was discussed in the morning, followed up by nude photography in the afternoon.

The glamour girls were Ford models – very pretty. One had a pretty face. The other had a great body. Which one do you think this is?

God, I would die for a body like this. Okay, no. She’s too skinny. But she does make a pretty picture.

Ya know, I had a banging bod too. Once. A long long time ago. I worked really hard for it. And then a boy came along, fell in love with me, started feeding me and it’s been downhill ever since.

It’s always about a boy.

It’s okay. Someday I’ll get that body back. With lotsa money and the right plastic surgeon. Maybe right before my wedding.

The nude models were girls.


We were promised one of each. That’s why I went to the seminar. To compare.

Bodies. Of each gender.

What did you think?

It’s okay. But still. Next time, I’ll ask before registering.

It’s purely for the experience. Really.

The workshop was given by respected photographer Dominique James.

He’s gay, and funny.

It was a nice seminar.

Visit my photo site for more pictures.



Back Home

Posted on 10 August 2007 by Flisha

I’m back in Zamboanga for a 10-day vacation. I just got here today. I’m so happy.

Gim looks really wonderful. I forgot how cute he is. He’s very very very cute. And he makes me giddy with joy. :-)

Everything is all right again.



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