Our Chinese-Australian guests have left. We ended up having siblings Jenny and Jason stay at our house. They’re from Perth – the whole mission team was composed of students from Perth and Adelaide.
It was fun. Jason is currently completing his Computer Science Ph.D, so we had plenty to talk about. We went to Trinoma for a while, to get a snack and play a few video games on Timezone.
My brother and I also made them both sing karaoke with our Magic Sing, since they mentioned that they hadn’t experienced Filipino karaoke yet.
We didn’t get to spend much time with each other, apart from when they were staying at home. But we did try to make their stay as interesting as possible. They were able to try almost all the forms of public transportation, we made them sing karaoke, they had the traditional Filipino breakfast, we gave them model jeepneys, and they tried Krispy Kreme doughnuts (which they apparently don’t have in Perth). Well, I hope we succeeded in making their trip as memorable as possible.
They left three days ago, I’ve been able to talk to Jenny who is in Hong Kong at the moment. Up there is a photo of me and Jenny, which we took at one of the Japanese photo booths at Timezone (we didn’t understand anything, we just kept pressing buttons while smiling at the top camera) the day before their last day in the Philippines.
Ok now time to look at life insurance no medical.
A few weeks ago, I absolutely hated Facebook apps. Now, I’ve gotten addicted to two of them in particular: Pet Society, and Rock Legends.
Since I deleted my Friendster account, I’ve gotten more active on Facebook. It’s rather nice, not being scared of getting a virus on your computer just because you approved a comment or decided to read a message.
I’ve decided to keep the apps at a minimum. But the ones I’m hooked on, I’m really hooked on. I can spend all afternoon just playing Rock Legends or Pet Soc.
Maybe in a few weeks I’ll like Facebook apps as much as I’d like a tankless water heater.
Anyway, I received the Region 1 Sunset Boulevard Centennial Collection DVD that I ordered around a month ago today. Another valuable addition to my growing collection. Perhaps it’s time to invest in a keyless lock for the drawer where I keep my DVDs?
I still haven’t had my birthday celebration, but I’d like to thank everyone who remembered and wished me a happy birthday yesterday, through Plurk, Facebook, Multiply, SMS, whatever.
I’ve updated my DVD collection page, since I received some new DVDs for my birthday (mostly Disney classics), which were a very welcome addition to my collection.
I’ve been busy for the past few days, cleaning my room, and getting ready for Saturday. A few students from Australia are visiting and we’re going to host two of them, a boy and a girl, for a night. So I’ve been cleaning a lot.
Anyway, thanks everyone for the greetings!
Anyone interested in admin jobs?
I ended up breaking one of the “resolutions” I made at the beginning of the year. I had my first drunken moment of 2009 two days ago, at Chantal’s birthday bash. The culprit? Tequila and brandy, though I was fine until I started downing the brandy. The tequila came first. I was so wasted, I kept saying that 1+1+2 is equal to 3.
Anyway… tomorrow’s my 20th birthday, hence the title. I don’t really know what to write. I feel rather strange, turning 20 when I still feel 18 years old. It seems like I don’t want to turn a year older, to the extent that I even forgot about my birthday – until my father reminded me.
I’ll probably be too busy to blog tomorrow. So here’s my lame birthday entry, and a picture of me at three years old. Call my toll free number if you need me.
Say hello to Chance, my Labrador Retriever. He turns 2 years old today.
Let me tell you a little more about this dog. He was given to me two years ago by a friend as an 18th birthday gift. I remember that day clearly. I was asked to go to my friend’s house, because they had no idea how to deliver puppies. One had already died. I had a little bit of experience because we used to breed Dachshunds.
When I say a little bit, I mean a little bit. I’ve watched my parents do it a lot of times, but I’ve never had any hands on experience. And Dachshunds are small dogs, compared to Labrador Retrievers, which are practically giants. So there I was, along with two other people from the house. Luckily, their mother was used to us and was well-trained.
It was a little scary because the mother didn’t know how to break the sac which held the puppy, so we had to do it ourselves. In the end, we delivered three live puppies. There were supposed to be four, but like I mentioned before, the other one died. It was because the sac had been broken too late.
They ended up giving me one of the puppies, Chance. I decided to name him after the American Bulldog from the movie Homeward Bound. Funny, he ended up being as silly as Chance from the movie.
I’m thinking of going out today and getting him a leash. Or maybe pet supplements?
So everything’s back to normal now. Businesses have opened up again, banks are back to their regular hours, and people are reluctantly going back to work, me included. It does feel rather refreshing, though. I have to admit, waking up at 11:00am everyday was not doing wonders for me.
I’ve finished most of my work for the day, so I’m taking a break.
I’m hoping to get my DSLR back before the end of the week. I called Canon today and they told me to check back on Thursday since they’ve just advised the service center to start repairing my camera. I hope they get it done on Thursday so I can have my dad pick it up on Friday. I’ve started my own Project 365 for this year, you can view the set here. So hurry up, pretty please, Canon Service Center? I’m getting tired of borrowing my dad’s DSLR.
I think this is going to be a rather slow week. Also I think it’s time for some Lipovox.
Oh, new layout for the new year.
Happy New Year, everyone. Just a warning to you readers, I’m currently on my seventh glass of wine. So if you see any typos or grammatical errors… you know.
It’s 2:00AM and the fireworks being set off have decreased. I can still hear a few in the distance, but it’s not as noisy as it was two hours ago. The smoke is gradually disappearing. I’m stuffed full of roast chicken, ham, and mashed potatoes. The half-empty wine bottle is resting on my lap.
I keep trying to think of things I want to do this year, things I want to accomplish. Not exactly New Year’s resolutions, since I haven’t made those in five years. So let’s just call these things goals that I may or may not try to accomplish this year, since calling them resolutions might feel like too much commitment for me.
- Break out of my comfort zone and try something new. This is going to be particularly difficult, since I’m probably the most unadventurous person on the face of the earth.
- Travel. I’ve promised my cousins that I would visit them in Davao soon, and I guess this would be the perfect opportunity to plan a trip there. Time to search for the perfect Samsonite luggage set, I guess?
- Drink less. I am by no means an alcoholic, but I have noticed that my drinking actually increased in 2008. Better tone it down.
- Meet more people. I’m not a very friendly person. Don’t get me wrong, I can be perfectly friendly if we’ve known each other for a few months or so – or if you approach me first. But unless you make the first move to talk to me, you won’t be hearing a word. I think I need to work on my abnormal social skills.
- Get more sleep. I’ve turned into an insomniac. I usually spend half the night tossing and turning on the bed.
- Start eating healthy. Need I say more?
I’m bound to break the last goal in the morning, since I’m having a pizza day with my cousins. I hope there’s beer, although I seriously, honestly, doubt there will be.
I plan to have a new layout up soon, although I feel quite reluctant to take the current one down. But I eventually will put a new one up, when I get that much needed burst of inspiration.
Oh, and I just realized! Twenty days until my 20th birthday! Oh goody!