28 December 2007

Happy Holidays, everyone!

In the midst of all the gifts...

of the sweet deserts that follow the feast...

and the companionship of family and friends...

let us not forget the Reason for the season. Merry Christmas to one and all!

From Tina, Jo-Lo, and Nick

18 December 2007

Item 2 done!

Last Friday, my friends and I got all hyped up because of the much-anticipated play later that evening. Yes, in my quest to complete the to-do-list I made some time back, I even managed to influence some friends to join in the fun. Bwahahaha!

I'm not really much into play. I just watch when I feel like it, which is like once every other year. The very first play I watched was Ms. Saigon at the CCP, and though it was not Lea Salonga, I enjoyed it immensely. How they were able to fit the helicopter into the set is beyond me. Next was Wizard of Oz in Greenbelt Theater. It was also a memorable affair, with the revolving sets and the Somewhere Over the Rainbow song.

Along the way I missed Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah (I have the comic books and watched the movie and loved it!), Darna when she had her anniversary (Vilma Santos is still the best Darna there is in the movies and Nino Muhlach as Ding).

While waiting for the play to start, I browsed through the program. It said that Avenue Q is like Sesame Street for adults. Of course, I wondered what they meant about that, but when you see the set, it is indeed like a scene from Sesame Street. And the puppets! Memorable characters they are. And did I mention it's Sesame Street for adults? Hahaha! Well... there's puppet nudity involved! But it's really hilarious! The songs are memorable, the characters realistic, the storyline engaging. Of the many wonderful actors on stage, I am only familiar with two: Aiza Seguerra (who plays Gary Coleman) and Rachel Alejandro. Of course I am already that Ms. Alejandro is a great singer, but Aiza's performance was top notch! She played Gary Coleman really well.

The story is about a guy full of hopes and dreams (as any new grad can be) and he looks for an apartment and a job. He ends up in Avenue Q because the rental rates at the other places are quite steep for someone who's just starting to choose his career path. He finds adventure and love and in this neighborhood as he searches for his purpose.

I love the play. The bit with the puppets work really well in weaving the story. Catch it if you have the time! We got our tickets at TicketWorld. Whoops! I just checked. Dec 18 and 22 are already sold-out.

13 December 2007

Check the list

Yipee! I arrived quite early at the office today and so I have time to spare for my blog! Whew! This time of the year is really a hectic time for us.

Anyways, I'd like to update you on my checklist and on my attempts at exercise... starting off with the pedometer.

Well, as I have shared with Dodong earlier on, I'm having some problems with the pedometer. For one thing, the reset button is raised quite prominently and so the chances of it getting reset is high. Trust me, the chances are high. Well, for the times when my pedometer gets through the day, I get readings between 4,400 to 7,500 steps. Not at all in the 10,000 range needed. And I thought I put in a lot of time walking about! I also decided to wear just one pedometer earlier on because whether we like it or not, the readings will be different and having 2 pedometers on the belt is simply ridiculous. hahaha!

And as for my checklist below...
2. Watch a play - I'll be doing that this coming Friday night! My colleagues and I will be watching Avenue Q, thanks to the advice of fellow bloggers Zherwin and Toni!

3. Buy a new phone - Ummm... I'm rooting for the iPhone actually. Ang yabang! hahaha. So therefore... wala pa ito. If you're selling an iPhone, let me know!

4. Trek and spend the night under the stars - We have been planning a pre-Christmas trek but it's not likely to happen anymore. We were supposed to have it last Bonifacio Day weekend but something came up. This weekend is also a no-no since we will be going to my Mother's place to celebrate her birthday in advance, and then before we know it, it's Christmas, and then it's New Year! Time flies...

5. See my friends from Questor days and friends from my old neighborhood - like Meowok said, this is already half-done, as the Questor people and friends met last weekend. Cecil, Meowok, Olan, Cherry, Igor, Bebert, Donna. We missed Kenneth this year though. Ever so thoughtful Cecil gave us nice bookmarks, newlyweds Meowok and Olan distributed gold coins, and sweet couple Bebert and Donna brought Krispy Kremes! We only meet once a year at Christmas time, and so it's always a riot seeing them.

And I'm still working on items 6, 7, and 8. What about you? What do you have in your things-to-do list before the year ends?

PS. I would like to thank Bebert and Donna for supporting my advocacy by not consuming and buying Tawilis and Tawilis products. Thank you so much!

03 December 2007

My to-do-list

Here's a list of things I want to do before the year ends:

1. Watch a movie in iMax - done!
2. Watch a play
3. Buy a new phone (to replace my office phone)
4. Trek and spend the night under the stars
5. See my friends from Questor days and friends from my old neighborhood
6. Pay off my two credit cards - nearly done!
7. Start my food blog
8. Monetize my blog - I could use the money

Been quite busy at the office lately. This time of the year is really hectic. I look forward to the holidays. In the meantime, I'll try to blog whenever I can.
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