“Aanhin mo pa ang gwapo kung mas malandi pa sa iyo.”

After two weeks of being single, I jumped (too soon?) into a relationship with this new guy. Jay. So who is he? He was actually my friend’s date a few months back. It didn’t work out for them, though. He’s working as a software developer in a call center and is 3 months younger than I am.

Two weeks within the relationship, I realized that we are not on the same page, nor do we have the same wavelength. It’s all too soon that I didn’t even had a chance to write something about him in here. I ended it last night. Sigh.

How long should I still wait for my Mr. Right?

I don’t wanna be forever blue. I just don’t…

Forever Blue
Jed Madela
 

Used to like the sound of the rain
And feel your arms around me
Together we go insane,
But I wake up to where I should be
I’ve longed for the wind,
They touch me through my feelings
And you’ll never know till they begin,
What you want is really what it means

Don’t wanna be forever blue
‘Cause I deserve some love that’s true
Finding it the hard way
And wishing for it everyday
I guess I was wrong to want you, yeah
‘Cause I’m afraid, I’m afraid, I’m afraid
To be forever blue

Gonna find some other girl for me
This time it will be just like the wind
Coming at the time it must be
And blowing to where I should be
I’ve longed for the wind,
They touch me through my feelings
And you’ll never know till they begin,
What you want is really what it means

Don’t wanna be forever blue
‘Cause I deserve some love that’s true
Finding it the hard way
And wishing for it everyday
I guess I was wrong to want you, yeah
‘Cause I’m afraid, I’m afraid, yeah, I’m afraid
To be forever blue

Don’t wanna be alone
I need someone to hold on to
And share my dreams with a love
A love that’s always true

Don’t wanna be forever blue
‘Cause I deserve some love that’s true
Finding it the hard way
And wishing for it everyday
I guess I was wrong to want you, yeah
‘Cause I’m afraid, I’m afraid, I’m afraid
To be forever blue

Station 168 Internet unveiled its landmark in SM Baguio last July 7, 2006. As part of its sister company Sabiclub.com Corporation, we were given different tasks for the opening day. We all went to Baguio last July 6-9, 2006. Woohoo! Vacation galore! Too bad it was raining all day so we can’t do outdoors much. But we surely did enjoy staying in Baguio! Brrr, it’s cold in here!

Me and Station 168 Internet SM Baguio

Sir Dong Hun Lee after unveiling the signage

After the opening ceremonies

In front of Pizza Volante

Billiards at Nevada Square

Weng weng!

At Mines View

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It’s time… time to end this long distance relationship with Rodney. It’s not easy, but I have to do it. Our goal isn’t getting anywhere, and I don’t wanna spend my life just waiting for him in vain. I don’t wanna compete with his dreams. I want a partner that I can touch, hug, and kiss. I can’t imagine having an invicible partner for a year or so. Sometimes love just ain’t enough.

Rodney, thanks for staying with me for 14 months. Take care of yourself there in Dubai. See you soon.

Sometimes Love Just Aint Enough
Patti Smyth & Don Henley

Now, I don’t want to lose you, but I don’t want to use you
just to have somebody by my side.
And I don’t want to hate you,
I don’t want to take you, but I don’t want to be the one to cry.

And that don’t really matter to anyone anymore.
But like a fool I keep losing my place
and I keep seeing you walk through that door.

But there’s a danger in loving somebody too much,
and it’s sad when you know it’s your heart you can’t trust.
There’s a reason why people don’t stay where they are.
Baby, sometimes, love just aint enough.

Now, I could never change you, I don’t want to blame you.
Baby, you don’t have to take the fall.
Yes, I may have hurt you, but I did not desert you.
Maybe I just want to have it all.

It makes a sound like thunder, it makes me feel like rain.
And like a fool who will never see the truth,
I keep thinking something’s gonna change.

But there’s a danger in loving somebody too much,
and it’s sad when you know it’s your heart you can’t trust.
There’s a reason why people don’t stay where they are.
Baby, sometimes, love just aint enough.

And there’s no way home, when it’s late at night and you’re all alone.
Are there things that you wanted to say?
And do you feel me beside you in your bed,
there beside you, where I used to lay?

And there’s a danger in loving somebody too much,
and it’s sad when you know it’s your heart they can’t touch.
There’s a reason why people don’t stay who they are.
Baby, sometimes, love just ain’t enough.

Baby, sometimes, love… it just ain’t enough.
Oh, Oh, Oh, No.

Our sister company Station 168 Internet celebrated its 5th year last Friday in Azzurro Restaurant, 2/L Sommerset Millennium Building, 104 Aguirre St., Legaspi Vill., Makati City. It was organized by our very own Jane Chua and hosted by Ayan Deato. Cheers to our big boss Dong Hun Lee!

Sabiclub and IPVG

Me with Ayan on stage

Ace, Me, Vench

L-R: Me, Jane, Vench, Ace

L-R: Jane, Ace, Vench, Ayan, Me

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My Birthday 2006

My birthday this year fell on a Tuesday. Urgh, not good. I hate birthdays on weekdays. Anyway, I got this nice idea to extend the celebration. Hence, I was on leave for 5 straight days, May 19 – 23. Honestly, I just wanted to get off from work and didn’t plan for anything special on my birthday.

May 19 – I went to Fitness First RSC early in the morning to attend the Cosmic Cycling class and lift some weights. Afterwards, I went to Glorietta 4 and bought 8 “The Da Vinci Code” movie tickets for me, Henry, Jones, Jim, Brad, Matt, Ace, and Vench. I stayed in Franciz’s flat to chill out that afternoon. Then around 7:00PM, the 8 of us had our dinner at Food Choices G4 and watched the movie by 9:00PM. The movie ended around 11:30PM.

L-R: Brad, Matt, Jim, Me, Henry, Vench, Jones

L-R: Brad, Matt, Jim, Me, Henry, Vench, Jones

May 20 & 21 – I just went to gym and stayed home.

May 22 – Vench told me that we’re gonna have dinner at Franciz’s place together with Ace. So I was expecting only the 4 of us. But to my surprise, the whole gang was there! Vench, Ace, Jane, Marc (Jane’s BF), Henry, Jones, Arnold, Esh, Star, and Franciz! Plus, I have a letter and a phone call from Rodney. Oh my! I never had a hint on this. I’m not gonna forget this one! The bomb! Thanks to my bestfriend Franciz for throwing me a party even if I didn’t plan for one, and to my friends who made this possible! Muah!

Franciz welcomes me to my surprise party

I'm slicing the cake while Franciz reads Rodney's letter

Franciz, Star, Henry, Jones

Vench, Me, Franciz, Ace, Jane

Franciz and I

Marc and I

Esh and Arnold

The Surprise Party Cast

May 23 – It’s my day! I always visit Antipolo Church (Nuestra Señora De La Paz Y Buen Viaje) every year on my birthday. So for this year, I was with bestfriend Franciz. We left his place around lunch time and made it to Antipolo after 2 hours. Lastly, I dropped him off back to his place and went home.

Franciz and I at Antipolo Church

We went to Puerto Galera last April 30, 2006 – May 1, 2006. But wait, who’s the “we” im talking about? Well, I belong into 2 groups.

  1. My Family – My Mom, Marz Bro, Melvin Bro, Rachelle Cousin, and Jason (Marz’s friend).
  2. My Friends – Arnold & Esh, Henry & Jones, Jim & Brad, and Rey.

We stayed in Villa Lato Montagna Lodge, White Beach. It was just 2 minutes walk to the beach front. We occupied two separate rooms for my family and friends. Anyway, here are the pics! Hehe.

Bored on board! (Marz Bro and I)

My Family in Villa Lato Montagna Lodge

My Family on the sea shore

My Friends and I

My Friends and I having breakfast

PG Sunset Sky

Melvin Bro, Me, Jason, Marz Bro

PG Sunset and I

While sunbathing!

Technically, Rodney and I were single for 24 hours. Thank God… we’re back in each other’s arms. I hope that this 24-hour gap we had will make us stronger and better. As they say, “Love is sweeter the second time around.” I just hope it will definitely be.

It’s Over

Yes, it’s over. I’m single. No more second set of 525,600 minutes for Rodney and I. Sigh.

April 22, 2005, around 9:30AM, Rodney saw the nickname “BEDAN`xp” parked in a GLBT IRC chatroom. It was me. I used to park my nickname there while at work. So why “BEDAN`xp”? Hmm, BEDAN because I graduated from San Beda College. XP? Nothing, just to sound like a computer nerd.

He sent me a message to start our conversation with this pick-up line, “based on my experience, 8 out of 10 Bedans are good in bed.” Whahaha! That was a good start. It was memorable though it lasted for only 30 minutes. We traded phone numbers and started texting right after.

April 24, 2005, around 1:00AM, I had no plans to go on a gimik that night. I was half asleep when he called. His sweet voice woke me up and invited me to go to BED Malate. We flirted and danced the night away. We went home around 7:00AM.

Just a couple of days after our first EB, Rodney wanted to take our newly established friendship to the next level. He said, “I love you”, but I just replied, “Thank you”. Not that I don’t want him to be my other half, but I wanted to give it some time to know him more.

Anyway, I was planning to join BnT’s (the chatroom i usually hangout) Puerto Galera gateway even before I met him. So I invited him if he could tag along and be my date in PG. He affirmed to join just 2 days before the trip. Honestly, my secret plan was that I’ll say yes to Rodney in PG because I want it to be very special. But if he decided not to come, I won’t go either.

April 30, 2005, around 7:00AM, I went to Eastwood to meet Rodney and GL (my former officemate and also a member of BnT). We had our breakfast and went to PG afterwards.

May 1, 2005, around 6:30AM, we woke up in each other’s arms. Then I whispered to his ears, “I love you.” I can’t explain how happy we were that moment. We spent our first day with so much memories together.

May 2, 2005, around 9:30AM, we left PG and headed back to Manila.

May 1, 2006, around 6:30AM, 525,600 minutes were gone, I was still in PG with family (will write a post regarding our family summer vacation next time). I went to the shore and picked up a good shaped stone, prayed for our relationship to be stronger and long-lasting, and threw it to the sea.

Now, we will be dealing with our second set of 525,600 minutes. Hope it will be as good or even better than the first one. I love you so much, Rodney.

Rodney and I 525,600 minutes ago

Rated PG!

My family and I will be going to Puerto Galera on April 30 – May 1. I already paid the downpayment of our room accomodation through bank deposit. The rest will be shouldered by my mom. Hehe.

Honestly, I am very much excited with this summer getaway for two reasons. First, it will be exactly a year ago when Rodney and I went to PG. It’s gonna be our 1st Anniversary this May 1, 2006. Sad though that we will be miles apart on that day.

The second one is about my mother. She is a certified game addict of Level Up’s ROSE Online. Yes, no joke. During weeknights and weekends, it’s a miracle not to see her infront of the computer playing this MMORPG. Thus, she can’t spend time anymore with us. But to my surprise, she’s the one who brought up the idea of having a short vacation. Now’s the perfect time to bond the family together again.

Puerto Galera Map

* For a larger PG map, go to lakbaypilipinas.com.

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