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Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday Fever: Thy Word(s)

Robin (the Pensieve) is hosting this week's Fun Monday, and she ask for the following as theme -

"...please share words that inspire and motivate you--brief or bloviatory, silly or serious, from great world leaders to last night's Comedy Central...from a Hallmark greeting card to your favorite book. Choose one, choose many; let the quotes stand on their own or tell where you first read or heard them and how they affected you. There's a lot of leeway with how this topic can be handled."

I love this theme as I have been collecting quotes since I was young...yet, this does not come easy to me because I'm so tempted to list ALL that I have. :P

So, I will just go with my mood...This post is rather late for my time as it's already Monday 4:45PM here, yet today I just lack the inspiration to move.

I went to the salon and had my nails done...and I still don't feel better! Boooo! Those of you who have been coming here, especially every Monday, knows how animated and high I am every Monday...yet today is not just that. I think everything flips by tomorrow, or I'll have one gloomy week at the start of summer how cool is that?!

So, for today, I'm sharing only one quote...but it has several lines... ;)

So here goes my FUN Monday entry!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you NOT to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking
so that other people won't feel unsure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
As we let our own Light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

~Marianne Williamson

But my lack of will (sad, depression, down, etc) will not mean lack of will to to keep my Monday tradition, I'm doing Manic Monday and Music Monday as well!

Manic Monday today is "PULL".

That word for whatever reason radiates some positive energy to me just as the heat of the sun gives butterfly power to fly. So, Mo....for your Manic Monday theme, I would how inspiring...and what a shame I have to post it in times when I feel I'm pushed down...yet, how timely! I'm talking in riddles, I know.

Friends, allow me to let the song, my Music Monday below to PULL me out from whatever it is that is keeping me down today.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid,
And think Ive lost my way.
Still, youre there right beside me.
Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.

I will not forget
Your love for me and yet,
My heart forever is wandering.
Jesus by my guide,
And hold me to your side,
And I will love you to the end.

Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
And a light unto my path.
Youre the light unto my path.

For more MUSIC, more wonderful words, and to see how the word PULL inspire people...visit the following;

SMID for MUSIC Monday...

Mo for Manic Monday!


Robin (the Pensieve) for FUN Monday!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Women Speak!

My 13 Favorite Female Character Roles and their Quotes!

(1) Anna Leonowens (Jodie Foster), Anna and the King (1999)
Quote: Life is precious, especially when you're a Christian and only allowed one.

(2) Martha (Elizabeth Taylor), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Quote: Aren't you going to apologize?

(3) Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), Gone With the Wind (1939)

Quote: I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.

(4) Anne Shirley (Megan Follows), Anne of Green Gables (1985)

Quote: Don't you ever imagine things differently from what they are? much you miss.

(5) Jo March (Winona Ryder), Little Women (1994)

Quote: I find it poor logic to say that women should vote because they are good. Men do not vote because they are good; they vote because they are male, and women should vote, not because we are angels and men are animals, but because we are human beings and citizens of this country.

(6) Maria (Julie Andrews), Sound of Music (1965)
Quote: I can't seem to stop singing wherever I am. And what's worse, I can't seem to stop saying things - anything and everything I think and feel.

(7) Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche), Chocolat (2000)
Qoutes: Is that what you believe?

(8) Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer), Batman Returns (1992)
Quote: How could you? I'm a woman. As I was saying, I'm a woman and can't be taken for granted. Life's a bitch, now so am I.

(9) Violet (Milla Jovovich), Ultraviolet (2006)

Quote: I think I had to know what I was willing to die for.

(10) Sayuri (Zhang Ziyi), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Quote: Can't you see? Every step I have taken...has been to bring myself closer to you.

(11) Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts), Erin Brockovich (2000)

Quote: Look, I don't know shit about shit but I know right from wrong!

(12) Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Quote: I hate the way you talk to me...I hate it when you stare... and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.

(13) Selene (Kate Beckinsale), Underworld (2003)
Quote: For those like me, a Death Dealer, this signaled the end of an era. Like the weapons of the previous century, we, too, would become obsolete. Pity, because I lived for it.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!!!

Time flies so fast and it's a beautiful Monday once again!

MANIC Monday this week is about EGGS! I love the theme and this makes me happy because this allows me to make a quick post on how my day went yesterday...

Yesterday we had our usual Easter breakfast...

These are what we partly prepare...well at least what Yummy and I did.

And here is a glimpse of the table...without the food.

In the evening, we had post Easter dinner...something like with some friends...and well, I'm a sucker for table setting so here!!!

And these are the things that got my busy the whole weekend!!!

I did some decorative eggs...the traditional Happy Easter Eggs that I've been doing for the past 20 years of my life...

And for those who do not know...I'm into handicrafts and I make decorative candles and other items for give below is my EGG Votive Candle -
Easter edition....

And I put some of them in a stand...

Of course all these won't be possible without the help of Yummy (aka I.T. Guy)!

So there, you had my EGGS for MANIC MONDAY!

And as you all know I'm fond of doing all my Monday activity in one post so I present to you this week's FUN Monday!

Our nice host this week, Swampy (The Queen) wants us to do an ABC Fun Monday! This is hard...but let me try anyway...

This is the ABC of some cute (weird) facts about Mariposa! What can I do I'm a sucker for TMI....!

I love Apple pie!
I love Butterflies so much that most of the time I think I am one!
Coffee to me is more than just a drink.
I collect anything with Diamonds! (It's freaking costly and it drains my savings...LOL)
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea is one of my favorite perfumes!
The world of Feng Shui fascinates me!!!
When I'm bored, I Google anything/ everything that comes to my mind.
HNT allows me to do one thing I love ~ self-portrait!
I love you all!!!
I have Japanese blood...
I want to learn more about Kabbalah.
I'm born under the sign of Leo. (I just enjoy horoscopes!)
How I want to keep Mariposa's Tales forever!
I don't run out of Nail polish...
I grow up with Old music!
I wear Pearls most of the time...I think I look good with it. ;)
I collect Quotations and anything quotable!
Red dominates my closet!
I'm a sucker for Shoes...
I used to bath myself with Tea. (Yeah, yeah, that's why I stopped.)
I'm slowly appreciating the benefit of UV protection.
I take lots of Vitamins E and B!
Wordless Wednesday brings back my interest in photography.
I used to dream of being part of X-Men.
Yummy (aka I.T. Guy) takes away all my fears and worries!
Zhang Zi Yi will play my character if a movie about me is made.

So that's my ABC...and to complete is my MUSIC Monday!

For more MUSIC, more ABCs, and more EGG stories...visit the following;

SMID for MUSIC Monday...

Mo for EGG, I mean Manic Monday!


Queen Swampy for FUN Monday!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I Need More


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Friday, March 21, 2008

Feast One Hundred & Eighty Four


Given the choice, would you prefer to live in the country or in the city?

I love the country!


Who is the cutest kid you know?

My nephew?! ;)


Fill in the blank: I couldn’t believe it when I heard ___________.

I couldn't believe it when I read all that you've accused me of!

Main Course

If you could star in a commercial for one of your favorite products, which one would you want to advertise?

I'd love to do a commercial for MAC or any Apple Computer products!

See my Sample Entries ~

(1) An Apple With a Bite?

(2) Mac and Me

You think I'd qualify? ;)


What type(s) of vitamins and/or supplements do you take on a regular basis?

I take Vit. E (natural) everyday...and that is all! Oh, I love fruits too, and I eat different fruits everyday!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Light

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Paddy's Day Monday Fever...

Fun Monday today is a bit hard for me...Nikki our wonderful host for this week asks any or both of the following -

1.) I don't know about you, but my family is great at creating strange words that only we know the meaning. Some were created when the kids were first learning to talk, others came about when our tongues were twisted and the word came out funny. Either way, the words stuck and we still use them in our daily conversations. What created words does your family use?! Please share the story behind the word if you remember. If you don't have a made up word then tell us about the unspoken way you communicate with someone. Do you and your significant other have a look that means "This party is boring, lets split" or do you have a look that your kids know means their butt is in serious trouble? Please share!! And a picture of the look would be very entertaining!


2.) In honor of St. Paddy's Day, please share your worst green beer story!

Honestly, this is quite hard since English, though widely spoken in my place, is not our first tongue! But I will give it a try....

March 15, Aunt gave birth to a very cute baby girl...let's call her by her initial JM. Every time people visits her...people for some reason would always begin by saying...Hello JM....Hello all people here gets to say that word some would say Halu Baby...Halu JM...and my GrandMa, whose hearing fluctuates at any given time heard this and asked...what's her name? Aloh?! We all laughed...and was saying...oh baby....are you Aloh?! So that's how JM's nickname was created. Up until now...we call her Baby Aloh...I wanted to post her baby photo and no time to scan...there was no digicam that time yet I guess!

Last Saturday was her birthday...sorry Baby, Ate got sick and missed your birthday...but I'm making it, friends...the now a young lady...let me present to you...our Baby Aloh!

Manic Monday today is: DRINK

So I'm posting this San Miguel Beer Classic 1988 TV Commercial. This was about Cebu Boom (Ceboom). It was during this time that Cebu was experiencing another economic hieghts!

This video my dear friends will be also be my entry to Music Monday! The soundtrack of this commercial was sung was the famous Apo Hiking Society.

For more MUSIC, more DRINK, and more FUN stories...visit the following;

SMID for MUSIC Monday...

Mo for DRINK, I mean Manic Monday!


Nikki for FUN Monday!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sick Mutterings

Today, Filipinos triumph over Manny Pacquiao's win against Marquez. Yes, Pacquiao Wins Split Verdict Over Marquez, making him the only Asian boxer who holds 3 world boxing belts! I will the details of that to the experts, that is just what I gathered from the famous sports commentator Quinito Henson...

I'm just staying at home the whole weekend...I feel a bit better now though not that well yet! So today, I have done nothing but, play computer games and watch boxing...and I even missed my cousin's graduation...bad...bad...FLU! To Erik, congratulations, Ate will just make it up, okay?

So, before I go to bed...let me have some "sick" mutterings...

  1. Paranormal :: other dimension

  2. Alarm :: Time is UP!

  3. Operative :: creates the action!

  4. Changing :: evolving

  5. Framed :: mindset

  6. Beer :: San Miguel Beer

  7. Referral :: Doctor's referral?

  8. Unmasked :: reveal

  9. Movie star :: Actors/Actresses

  10. Handbook :: Guide

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

I Have...


For more Singular Saturday check out Jenn in Holland.

PhotoHunt: I Spy

It's my first time to join PhotoHunt and today's theme is I Spy (take a photo of something hidden for us to find)!

Find the red amongst the greens!

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Feast One Hundred & Eighty Three


On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how much do you like your own handwriting?

I think I'll give it a 9! There was a time I was so good with lettering! Lately, I'm just more inclined to type...and I think that altered my handwriting a bit!


Do you prefer baths or showers?

Hot shower!


What was the last bad movie you watched?

The Cable Guy...and that made me hate Jim Carrey too!

Main Course

Name something you are addicted to and describe how it affects your life.

Blogging?! I have to include it in my list of things to do!


Which instrument is your favorite to listen to?

Violin...Guitar...and Piano!


life is exciting
like a pendulum swinging
with no in-between

always on the go
with not a moment of rest
when she's on her high

then she hits her lows
and everything go downhill
ah, time for her pill

And all seems well now
but like sands through the hourglass
the cycle begins...

a tragic Blessing
paired with a Beautiful curse
she is Bipolar

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My Company

Happy Wordless Wednesday everyone!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Mariposa's Monday Fever

My dear friends it's a beautiful Monday once again!

Fun Monday's theme this week is Give Me 5s! These are about Things Left Unsaid with a Twist...the twist is...well below what I.T. Guy sets for this week's Fun Monday.

I need YOU (yes, the wonderful YOU!) to pick 5 memorable lines from 5 different movies (if you could tell us which character said it and to whom, would be a bonus)...and tell us to WHOM (who in the people in your life) you could have said those lines.

So here are my 5s!

First rule of leadership: everything is your fault. - Hopper, A Bug's Life
I'd say this to: To my boss and to all other managers at work.

(2) The older you get, the sillier you get.- Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias
I'd say this to: Ha, if you happen to lurk at my blog again, you know you who are. After what you did to me, and how you have left me dumbfounded with all your CRAP...I could have chose the line
"How dare you? Ingrates!" from A Bug's Life, then I realize you're way older than me in years but no necessarily in wisdom as you always this line fits you more. And may this be your motto every time you celebrate your birthday! Silly!

(3) When I'm good, I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better. - Tira, I'm No Angel
I'd say this to: ALL my detractors! LOL

(4) You come to see me? - Bobby Bolivia, Transformer
I'd ask this to: Oblivion!

(5) I love you. You... you complete me. - Jerry Maguire
I'd say this to:
Yummy (aka I.T. Guy)

There's still more to Monday Fever...

Manic Monday today is about Using the word can in a post. Anyway you want. Just have FUN with it!

I'm posting the song "CAN we just stop and talk awhile" and this is also my Music Monday!

Here is the lyrics of the song...

Fancy meeting you alone in the crowd
Couldn't help but notice your smile
While everybody else around us is going about
Can we just stop and talk awhile?

I've been often told our world's growing old
And that friends are harder to find
Do tell me more about yourself
We could share a thought or two
Now who would mind?

Maybe then we could go for a ride
Drive down to the countryside
Get away from the gray
And frenzied hurly-burly of the city life

Early yet to say what lies ahead
It's the first day of the rest of our lives
Can we just stop and talk awhile
Get to know each other
Who are we to know?
Love could be waiting at the end
'Round that bend and so
Let's stop and talk awhile

Maybe then we could go for a ride
Drive down to the countryside
Get away from the gray
And frenzied hurly-burly of the city life

Early yet to say what lies ahead
It's the first day of the rest of our lives
Can we just stop and talk awhile
Get to know each other
Who are we to know?

Love could be waiting at the end
'Round that bend and so
Let's stop and talk awhile
Let's stop and talk awhile
Let's stop and talk awhile
Let's stop and talk awhile

To see more interesting movie lines...more music...and just how people could get creative with the word "can"...check the following;

I.T. Guy for Fun Monday

SMID for Music Monday

Morgen for Manic Monday

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings - Week 266

There are some things that I've been wanting to blog about but the moment my fingers touches the keyboard, my mind turns into a blank. I'm guessing maybe because I'm not ready yet to discuss about it. Maybe because I'm not one of those people who easily quit on relationships. (I'm talking about friendship!) Maybe because despite all the pain that a friend have cause me I'm still clinging to that hope that things will be put to order. I'm not expecting things to be as they used to be...just hoping reality would knock in some people's head. That rather than misunderstanding one silly incident, friends would see all things in the a greater order....and remember ALL the good things you have done for that person...ALL the sacrifices...ALL the understanding.

Am I okay? Yes I am. I just feel sad to see people go into self-destruct by being so harsh to themselves to their surroundings.

Let me just have my Unconscious Mutterings!

  1. Homicide :: Failure

  2. Divisive :: People in the Government today!

  3. Flash :: Light

  4. Steaming ::Hot!

  5. Crunch :: stomach crunch!

  6. Look out! :: As I'm always told!

  7. Anticipating :: Being proactive

  8. Slim :: MacBook Air

  9. Navel :: Source of life...

  10. Help :: Something I'd rather give than being in need of...

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Happy International Day for


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Friday, March 07, 2008

Feast One Hundred & Eighty Two


If you could be any current celebrity for one whole week, who would you want to be?

This is hard...I think I'd opt to something so I'd rather be a farm girl, who do now know anything...I want to be free from the type of worries that I have, if only for a week!


On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you enjoy talking on the phone?

Maybe 9 if it's the I.T. Guy on the other line...followed by my best friend whom I miss so much! Other than, nah, I'm not really a phone person...


Name a charitable organization to which you have donated (or would like to).

I've always been helping organizations for children and women here...

Main Course

What is a food you like so much you could eat it every single day for a month?

California Maki! Remember THIS?


Have you or anyone in your family had the flu this year?

I had...but it was very brief because I had flu shot last year. I guess that helps.

Two Memes on a Friday!

Lines from Page 123...

Lovely Gwen of
Everything I Like Causes Cancer tag me...I've done this TAG already. This will be my second time, but it's fine, I love it anyway...the first one I did is HERE.

The rule is quite easy;

1. Pick up the nearest book, of at least 123 pages.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

I'm home right now and is in my mini-office/study! I share this space with the I.T. Guy since he usually spends most of his time here...and does his things here. So we will see what book is at arms length...LOL

At random, I got..."When I'm In His Presence: Devotional Thoughts on Worship for Women" by Anita Corrine Donihue. I opened the first page and it has the date August 26, 2000. I bought this book 6 days after my birthday... ;)

On page 123, has only one word, and that is "Faithful".

Now, I don't know if I have to jump to the next page...but just in case I should...

Page 124, sentence 6th to 8th...

"Help you? The Creator, the Controller of the universe? I don't help."

This is chapter talk about faith...and how timely. I have to read this book again...or at least this chapter.

Since I did this already...I'm not sure if I can still tag some people.

Let me try...I TAG the following sexy people from my HNT (Half-Nekkid thursday) crowd...

1. The lovely Kate

2. The ever pink Vixen

3. Amorous Chick

4. The hot CurvaceousDee.

5. Anyone who wants to do this TAG.

What is Mariposa's accent?!

Finally, I took this test to determine what American accent I have...I leeched this from one HNT participants I guess...I apologize for not linking...I'll try to find out who that is. If you get here, please let me know! ;)

So this is the result! (So to our VM, puh...leeaassee stop minding my accent because honestly, you are the only American who gives a fuss about it and while you compliment other people about their communication, makes me think what is your standard!!!) Seriously, can somebody volunteer to talk/ listen with/to me and tell if my accent really sucks?!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.


The South

The West


The Inland North

The Northeast

North Central

What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Need A Reason To Smile?

I started my day enthusiastically...but somehow, things went nuts and I don't just feel good after a day's work. I was at the office for 9 hours...and I did not take a break...had not eaten anything. Plus, I'm still mourning, remember that POST?

Hypothetically, what do you think is the motivation of a person who wants a copy of ALL stuff I've been working on, when he has NOTHING to do with it. My boss, the Operations Director told me NOT to give him. Period. I was being kind and told him, I can give him his copy when I have finalized it with the Director and when it is approved by corporate. Yet he insist! So I told him is there anything particular that concerns him or that he needs soon...NONE. He wants ALL of it. Just because! WTF??? Now you tell me...

But then, they say, just because you have a not so good breakfast don't mean you're going to have a bad lunch let me go to other good things! Ah! I got another email from a
headhunter and she gave me a list of positions whom she thinks matches with my qualifications. Read as there are a number of companies about to open here and they are opening for several positions which I qualify and I just have to choose! WOOT! So I think I just have to consider their offers now...I had been stubborn for turning so many opportunities in the past...I now know better. That is a reason to smile I guess.

One more thing, a special person is coming! I hope. He is also a colleague but yah know we get along well and I love talking to this guy...makes me forget some of my I'm looking forward to seeing him again. I also asked him to bring me headaches, bring it on! Another smile on face...ah! I just have to count the
Things I'm Grateful For.

How about you...have found your reason to smile today? I'm sure there are lots...

Here is one...

A kindergarten pupil told his teacher he'd found a cat, but it was dead. How do you know that the cat was dead?" she asked her pupil. "Because I pissed in its ear and it didn't move," answered the child innocently. "You did WHAT?!?" the teacher exclaimed in surprise. "You know," explained the boy, "I leaned over and went 'Pssst!' and it didn't move."

Another one? Okay, here goes...

A little boy was doing his math homework He said to himself, "Two plus five, that son of a bitch is seven. Three plus six, that son of a bitch is nine...." His mother heard what he was saying and gasped, "What are you doing?" The little boy answered, "I'm doing my math homework, Mom." "And this is how your teacher taught you to do it?" the mother asked. "Yes," he answered. Infuriated, the mother asked the teacher the next day, "What are you teaching my son in math?" The teacher replied, "Right now, we are learning addition." The mother asked, "And are you teaching them to say two plus two, that son of a bitch is four?" After the teacher stopped laughing, she answered, "What I taught them was, two plus two, THE SUM OF WHICH, is four."

Smiling now? One!

One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer. She read, "... and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, ' The sky is falling, the sky is falling!" The teacher paused then asked the class, "And what do you think that farmer said?" One little girl raised her hand and said, "I think he said: 'Holy Shit! A talking chicken!'" The teacher was unable to teach for the next 10 minutes.

And we ask why we just love children? They gave us endless reasons to SMILE!

P.S. The
I.T. Guy (aka Yummy) is out of town...he'll be back on Friday. He sent me a text this morning telling me he is worried that people will not sign up for Fun Monday and was asking if the theme he chose was too complex. Honestly, I love the theme, and I think it is easy and fun to if you are interested to know about Fun Monday, kindly visit his SITE and if you feel like taking the challenge, please sign up. Let's give him a reason to smile!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

To All Women

"There is a special place in hell for women
who don't help other women."

- Madeleine K. Albright, Secretary of State & Ambassador to the U.N.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

TMI Tuesday #125

1. Under what conditions would you kiss a stranger?

I don't just kiss anybody...or maybe we have to define "stranger" here...LOL I've kissed a person whom I've known for weeks, and talk for days... ;) And the conditions...well, the usual...right place...right moment...right feelings...right person for THAT moment...

2. Who was the last person you sent a text message to? If you’ve never sent someone a text message, is there some reason?

(2.1) Yummy! was the last person I texted to.

(2.2) I've never sent a text to a friend after he told me NOT to because his wife REACTED to it! :P (Nah, it was a silly text...that text messages you pass around? THAT made the wife "react"! WTF!!!)

3. When was the last time you deliberately surprised someone?

Tough one! In the sense that I, most often than not "surprise" people around me. It should be with Yummy I guess and I think few weeks ago!

4. How often do walk somewhere (hopefully, other than the mailbox)?

Yummy and I love to we walk to the parking area...LOL Joke! We usually walk/ jog if we feel like it every Sunday morning at Cebu City Sport's Complex Oval.

5. What were the longest and shortest durations of your romantic relationships? current one...we'll be 5 years this May. Shortest was 6 months! LOL

Bonus (as in optional):What is missing from your life.

(1) I miss going out of country just to play poker!

(2) I miss joining taekwondo tournament!

(3) I miss mountain climbing...

(4) I miss spending time with sunrise/sunset!

(5) I miss THAT time when I just have to sit, drink and listen to music like there is no tomorrow!

I guess, THAT means, I miss myself!!!

For other wonderful TMI's please visit TMI Tuesday!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Fun Monday Movie: A Season of Love

I realized I need to do some introductions...LOL

Today's Fun Monday Host, Janet gives us the following challenge;

Write the brief synopsis of this film that you might use to pitch this project and cast the principal players. Who would play you? You can either cast or ignore significant others, children and/or pets. This is, after all, YOUR movie about you you YOU! Illustrate as needed with casting photos or filming locations. Your life not interesting enough? Hey, this is Hollywood. Never let the facts get in the way of a good story!

This is just one of the many chapters in the life of Mariposa...

A once-in-a-lifetime love affair that unfolds in a single brief season. A resonant story about the risks that must be taken to truly live and love brought about by an affair of a man who doesn't believe in forever with that of a young woman who has only a moment to give.

The story follows the sexual exploits of Michael Xenus (Pierce Brosnan) -

famous Software Engineer, verging-on-singlehood, playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Mariposa (Zhang Ziyi).

Mariposa is almost half Michael's age and twice his match, a free spirit yearning to get out and taste the excitement of adult life.

They indulges their interest in each other, expecting yet another quick and easy romance. But nothing about their encounters are quick or easy; instead they are rife with intergenerational clashes, differing philosophies and an inexplicably urgent sense of sensuality and connection. Then, just as he attempts to escape from the relationship with his usual line about "not promising forever," she provides a surprise response: she has her own reasons to believe things absolutely can't last.

Freed for a moment from the confines of time, they pursue an affair unlike any other. It is a season-long encounter that will shatter Michael's preconceptions about women, sex and responsibility as real love - exhilarating, heartbreaking, enduring love - changes everything.

Love, in all its most delicious and devastating, frightening and challenging qualities, is a theme that runs throughout this chapter of Mariposa's life...

...the bittersweet enchantment of an old-fashioned love story set in today's hyper-fast world of technology, commitment-phobic bachelors, frequent May-December romances and independent young women.

WOOT, I made it! That was a REAL challenge! For more interesting FUN please check Janet's Planet.

Music Monday takes care of the musical scoring...

This is Lara Fabian's Broken Vow...

Tell me her name
I want to know
The way she looks
And where you go
I need to see her face
I need to understand
Why you and I came to an end
Tell me again
I want to hear
Who broke my faith in all these years
Who lays with you at night
When I'm here all alone
Remembering when I was your own


I'll let you go
I'll let you fly
Why do I keep asking why
I'll let you goNow that I found
A way to keep somehow
More than a broken vow
Tell me the words I never said
Show me the tears you never shed
Give me the touch
That one you promised to be mine
Or has it vanished for all time


I close my eyes
And dream of you and I
And then I realize
There's more to life than only bitterness and lies
I close my eyes
I'd give away my soul
To hold you once again
And never let this promise end