Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 20 - A Song That You Listen To When You’re Angry

I don't have a particular song to listen when I'm angry but if I ever do, this would be it. Such a happy and optimistic song isn't it?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 19 - A Song From Your Favorite Album

This is also my most favorite song from the whole album. I've loved this song the most even though Burnout came out first (and technically the most loved), even though Telepono was the first single I heard the band sang (in UP Fair). Perhaps because it was the perfect song that hit home, the first song that was actually able to describe how I felt during those heydays haha.

PS: it doesn't only really refer to romantic shiz. Come on, we can all do better analysis here ;)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

day 18 - A Song That You Wish You Heard On The Radio

I love Jack's Mannequin. This band makes me happy with the kind of music that they make, and vocalist Andrew McMahon's personal story? It is quite moving and inspiring to say none the least. I would have love to put the music video here but embedding wasn't allowed so here's another gem I found in cyberspace instead.

Monday, June 27, 2011

day 17 - A Song That You Hear Often On The Radio

I rarely get to listen to radio the past few months. I only get updated of what's the current music craze when I ride the public bus which isn't really the face of the radio community but it'll do.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 16 - A Song That You Used To Love But Now Hate

Don't get me wrong, hate is such a strong word maybe the right word should be "outgrew". I still like Linkin Park, I still get a kick rapping the lyrics to In The End, but this song, I can forego this :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 15 - A Song That Describes You

Somehow, I really could relate to this song. No, I'm not a superstar, I never had any intention to be one anyway.

Day 14 - A Song That No One Would Expect You To Love

Today was the first time I heard of this song. I was watching the last few minutes of Kylie's Showgirl concert in Star World when she sang this song, and I liked it haha. And also, for the first time, I truly appreciated Kylie's talent and how she is indeed comparable to a wine, just keeps getting better in time!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 13 - A Song That Is A Guilty Pleasure

Here is that song that whenever I hear, and that's quite rare, is such a guilty pleasure. I don't care if it's a teleserye OST since the song rocks naman talaga :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

day 12 - a song from a band you hate

Can I skip this one and not contribute to further airtime of a band I hate? Thank you very much!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 11 - A Song From Your Favorite Band

Haunting, wistful, impressive.

Another Milestone

Today marks my first year in my current job. Looking forward to another year in the company that saw promise in me even when I, myself doubted it. Amen.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 10 - A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep

Actually, almost - if not all - of Jack Johnson's song are great lullabies. But this one's my favorite, hearing this soothes and irons out stress :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 07 - A Song That Reminds You Of A Certain Event

It wasn't a momentous event of my life nevertheless I regard it as an experience that somewhat belongs to Mariela-poorita-bordering-on-desperada days. I was looking for a job, landed one and then have to leave after the first day of training because they thought I have something wrong with my lungs. For some time I, too, believed it. Then fear crept out on my fragile mind thinking "what if it's true?" I was running to and from various hospitals and clinics looking for someone to clear my lung record.

You know what makes that day super frustrating to the point I was leaving a trail of tears all over the metro? It was my birthday eve. I was riding a bus then suddenly tears will just fall down my eyes no joke. I swear it was the perfect moment where I can claim nakakaawa naman ako. I was such an emo haha.

But I persisted, and most of all, He heard me. All the prayers and bargaining paid off.


I don't think I got a lung problem. At least according to my recent medical result. Screw that clinic for scaring the shit out of this wan girl!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 06 - A Song That Reminds You Of Somewhere

"When you're in the golden sea, you don't need no memory..."

This song always remind me of the beach. A vacation. Tan lines. Fruit juices. Lounging around. Of carefree days when you're away where your biggest problem is what food to choose for lunch in wherever your happy place might be.

Kyotnes Overload

2 of my inaanak, Kai Mykonos' (or Noskai/Noskie Woskie as I fondly call her) facial expression. Super kyot at 2 months! Here she is with his Tito JC when we visited her and Kimi in Baguio a few weeks ago.

Day 05 - A Song That Reminds You Of Someone

Nine Days - If I Am

Nine Days, in fairness, is not a one-hit wonder band, they are 2-hit wonder band kasi! But seriously, I loved these guys back when I was college and whenever I hear their song in the radio (pag Friday classics) I immediately think of my friend Jog who introduced me to them.

I remember going crazy for this band I practically begged him to give me his The Madding Crowd cd when he left our boarding house. At yung cd ha hindi naman orig (sorry!) at puro na gasgas but I treasured it so much up until di na kinaya ng tenga ko ang pagtalon-talon nya haha.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Baby (Multidrink) Nalgene

Technically my 3rd Nalgene but I lost my very first bottle (a gift from my friend Kimi) after leaving it on a trike (which I never got back from the driver sniff). My second bottle was given to me by the Cheese as a replacement to the one I've lost. And this new baby here given by my friend Pam as a belated birthday gift via coercion haha.

I love Nalgene! It's a must have kit whenever I'm outdoors or on out of towns. I wish I could buy one in every design (and color too) but they're so expensive gosh. But the quality naman aysus, winner!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 04 - A Song That Makes You Sad

While the overall theme of this song might sound too glum, it actually is the opposite. Even though this song makes me sad and ache somewhere deep in the recesses of my heart (naks mehganon!), it however provides hope to anyone who would actually know the lyrics (and the story behind) of the song. Besides, don't we all want someone who will sing us the lines "kapit ka sa akin at hindi kita pababayaan..."?

Super 8

Super 8 reminded me so much of The Goonies, a 1985 film also produced by Spielberg.

And this 1986, Rob Reiner film (based on Stephen King's novella, The Body).

Did you see the common factor?

You got it right. Friends and adventures. I actually fell in love with the kids of Super 8, for me they're the real scene stealers. Aside from the "thing" that we're rooting for to live ( I won't spoil it for you if you haven't seen it yet). Is that a first? I'm not sure but I think no.

 I love the film's vintage effect and of course, a Spielberg movie is never without it: bicycles.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 03 - A Song That Makes You Happy

The funky beat, the slight hint of Alex Turner's British accent, makes it a happy song for me.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 02 - Your Least Favorite Song

Scratch that, I love this song. I'm not sure what "least favorite" song meant. So I assumed it's still a song you really like but not say, in your top 10? I dunno, confusing talaga!

Regardless, here it is as how it appeared in that 90s movie we all loved.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 01 - Your Favorite Song

Seriously, it's too hard to choose just one favorite song. But in order to come up with one, I chose something that goes all the way back to high school. I was fourteen when I got introduced to (alternative) rock scene. I live in a far off province, in a way, everything came late to me. Except for Hanson, which is another story.

Friday, June 10, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge

day 01 - your favorite song
day 02 - your least favorite song
day 03 - a song that makes you happy 
day 04 - a song that makes you sad
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone
day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event 
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to
day 09 - a song that you can dance to
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep 
day 11 - a song from your favorite band 
day 12 - a song from a band you hate 
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure 
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love 
day 15 - a song that describes you 
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate 
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19 - a song from your favorite album
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry 
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty
day 29 - a song from your childhood 
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year

Challenge accepted!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Morning Pleasantries

Look what I found in the bed waiting for me! I do hope it's for me jeez.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Blog Action Day: Save our Coral Reefs and Seas

Save the Philippine Seas!

If you have not heard of the recent debacle on our southern sea front yet, the one where a double city-sized reef were damaged, then I reckon you're not using the internet well. I don't have a television nor do I subscribe to dailies, but since I'm pretty much online 16/7 (yes, I sleep), I read and am made aware of this recent tragedy. Twitter and Facebook are social networking sites that can be really powerful (and useful) mediums when they deliver this type of news.

This is a serious business. It's not something that should be just shrugged off and forgotten after two weeks of talking about it. My God how many millions of marine lives have they killed because of corporate profit? I shudder at the thought of the ecosystem that they screwed by harvesting those corals.

From savephilippineseas site:

"Exploitative foreign firms, in tandem with local partners and left unchecked by irresponsible government officials, are illegally harvesting and peddling our precious coral reefs. In one case, coral reefs twice the size of Manila was destroyed, and the plunder continues."

I haven't seen all of Philippines' marine ecosystem, heck I'm not even halfway yet, but one thing that I can attest and be proud of is that we really have an awesome, AWESOME marine environment that many people will die to have and to see.

As a citizen of this country, let us do our part in preserving our seas. For the leaders, please don't let something like this happen again. There are rules, you should be firm in following it, iron-fisted if necessary. Do not let big time international companies bully or cheat on us. We want the future generation to inherit a rich marine ecosystem so that they too, can experience the treasures that can be found under our territorial waters.

A sample of what's down under. Top left: Clownfish in Pulo Diyot, Bantayan Island, Cebu; live corals on Apo Island, Dumaguete; huge colorful fish in Marine Sanctuary, Mabini, Batangas; and various fishes and corals in Atuwayan Beach, Coron, Palawan

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

1, 2, ... 10 JUMP!

On my third time to the incredible place up north we all call Sagada, I finally had the guts to take that 20 feet plunge. My goolay! I'm not a good swimmer at all, but the thought of falling on a 17 feet deep basin didn't scare me at all kasi alam kong aangat at aangat ako and from there I'll paddle like hell na lang. What scared the shit out of me was what I saw while peering down. Where I stood, down below seems awfully far, mataas ang 20-foot drop ha.

Kailangan ng maraming lakas ng loob para iangat ang paa mo at tumalon. If you're on the top and about to do it, I swear you will hesitate on your first try. Or your second, and third and so on. But of course, if you have a bunch of friends urging and cheering you on - telling you that you can do it - it lessens the scare factor. At sa mga pagkakataong ito nagpapasalamat ako that we Filipinos have the "bahala na" factor to guide us in every decision-making tasks we need to accomplish haha.

Thank you Bathala for that thrilling experience. Thank You we all came out alive with no fatalities at all. I did it thrice! Though the first 2 was from the shorter drop. The coldness of the water is nothing once you hit it. I suggest you do the same if you find yourself in Bokkong Falls, in Sagada.

Priceless experience.