Saturday, December 31, 2005

...My Last Post for the Year 2005...

This post is quite long and itclaims to be the ultimate year-end survey. The questions are pretty decent so I chose this questionnaire. I've been itching to answer a survey and post it here, after my failed attempt. This survey is from Bzoink and they have tons of surveys to be filled out.

Ultimate survey of 2005. past, present, future, and everything random!

Time:: 4:00 am
Name:: Kristina
Favorite nickname:: t-na
Age:: 22 yrs old
Age you act:: 25???
Age you wish you could be:: 7, definitely. I love being a kid.
Height:: What?
Weight:: Next question please...
Shoe size:: 8 1/2
Siblings:: I have 3 Lynna, Jp and Jc
Pets:: Barry, Sophie, Cleo and Bantay
Living situation:: living with parents
Location:: Las Piñas, Philippines

Childhood past and General past

Favorite toy:: Barbie
How did you dress?: My mom buys all my clothes.
Preschool:: ICA at AAV
What age did you stop using the bottle?: Hehehe... 6? or seven maybe... It was really hard for me to let go.
Did you prefer playing indoors or outdoors?: Outdoors of course... but my mom was pretty strict hence I'd always play inside the house.
Did you have an immaginary friends?: None. I did attempt to have one cause my playmate claim that he has one, but it was pretty boring so I ditched the idea.
First pet:: Rambo, a german shepherd
What did you want to be when you grew up?: I wanted to be a nun, seriously.
Do you still want to be that?: I keep my options open.
(assuming you do) did you always have your own room?: No, I'd always have to share with my sister.
Did you ever ask a fat lady how long she'd been pregnant for?: No, I already had manners then.
What age did you learn to read and write?: Probably around... 4 or 5.
Were you quiet or nosy?: Quiet, definitely.
What was your favorite story book?: The Frog Prince
Second favorite?: Little Red Riding Hood
Third favorite?: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Sum yourself up as a kid.: I was very shy.
Who was your first best friend?: Anne Kristine
How old were you when you had your first birthday party?: Since I was the eldest, I had a really grand 1st birthday.
Where was it?: At my Tita's house in AAV.
What was your earliest bedtime?: 8:00 pm
When did you learn to ride a bike?: I still don't know how to ride one... I had attempts but the thought that I'll be having bruises and scratches really scared me.
Were you immaginative?: Yes I was.
Did you play with gender appropriate toys?: Yeah, I really liked my Barbie dolls and my kitchen set.
Did you play with age appropriate toys?: I guess I did.
What was your favorite stuffed animal?: I really didn't like stuffed animal.
How many barbies did you have?: I had 10 Barbie dolls.
Did you have carebears?: I had Carebears coloring books.
Ninja turtles?: No, I didn't have any of that.
That creepy bear that reads books?: No, I didn't have any of that.
Did you like to climb trees?: No, I didn't want to.
Throw tantrums?: Oh yes! I had a couple of them.
Was it hard to sleep, or did you sleep like a baby?: I'd sleep like a baby.
Did you go to the zoo?: Yes, We had several trips to the zoo.
Did you scream a lot?: No, I didn't.
Did you ever go to an amusement park?: Yes, Big Bang sa Alabang.
When and where was your first kiss?: Around 6 years old at school. He took me by surprise and just kissed me thrice, smack at the lips. It was really gross.
Kissed someone of the opposite sex?: My dad
Kissed someone of the same sex?: Relatives
how many total goldfish have you collectively owned?: I had 2 fishes...but they didn't last long.
As a kid, what was the best thing ever?: No fuss and having lots of presents.
The worst?: Not having any freedom
What was the best year of your life?: College

Generally, in the past, have you ever:
Ran away from home?: No, never entered my mind
Snuck out?: No, my mom was always watching me like a hawk.
Wished on a star?: I did wish on them, when I was a kid.
Danced in the rain?: Yes, when I was 5.
Been to an unsupervised party?: Nope
Been drunk?: I wanted to but it turned out that I had to help a couple of friends since they were very drunk... I guess I didn't drink that much.
Smoked?: I would never smoke! Yuck Yosi kadiri.
Been beaten up?: Suprisingly yes, I was beaten up by my brother. We were playing karate, he hit me and I bled.
Been depressed?: Yeah.
Been lonely?: Not really
Been afraid of the dark?: Yes, I was afraid of manananggals and aswangs.
Cut your own hair?: No, I haven't.
Stayed up all night?: Yes, a couple of times.
Gone streaking?: No.
Gone skinny dipping?: No.
Played strip poker?: No.
Been on a roof?: No, but I wanted to.
Been in a trash can?: No.
Egged somebodies house?: No.
Teepeed someones house?: No.
Cheated on a guy / girl?: No.
Cheated on a test?: No. (*winks*)
Set something on fire on purpose?: No.
Set something on fire accidentally?: No.
Eaten squid?: Yes, I love them grilled and stuffed.
Eaten sushi?: Yes.
Had a cell phone?: Hahaha Of course. I had my first cell phone when I graduated from highschool.
Had a computer?: Yes.
Had an ipod / mp2 player?: At the momment I feel that I don't need to have one, would probably consider buying one but I'm contented with my CD player.
Broken a light bulb?: Yes, I intentionally did.
Cruised the streets past 3 AM?: Yes.
Did a prank call?: No, I didn't.
Gone to school with a hangover?: No, never.
Been in love?: No, I guess I really haven't looked for one.
Sworn at your parents?: Yeah, I had my fair share.
Regretted something you did?: I'd like to believe that everything happens for a reason.
Regretted something you should have done but never did?: refer to my answer above
Lied to your parents?: Yeah, I had my fair share.
Lied to your friends?: Yeah, I had the best intentions for them at that time .


Are you a lucky person?: Yeah
Are you a happy person?: Depends on my mood.
Are you a virgin?: Yes, I am.
What are you wearing?: My pjs.
What did you have for breakfast?: I had oatmeal.
What kind of socks do you wear?: As long as they are clean, I don't mind.
What are your most comfortable shoes?: My sketchers rubbershoes
Are you doing well in school?: I graduated last 2003
Do you have a lot of friends?: I did have a lot but I'm shedding a couple of them. Quality is better that Quantity.
Are you happy with them?: With what I have now, yeah I'm honored to be their friends.

Past of 2005:

Did 2005 treat you well?: Life's pretty hard on me but I know that He is just making me more stronger probably remolding me into the new and better person that I can be
Did it go by fast, slow, or at just the right pace?: Fast!
Approximately how many parties did you go to?: Just a couple of here and there.
What was your biggest acheivement this year?: Letting go of baggages, gotten closer with my family and having my hair colored!
Did you change over 2005?: Yeah, I've matured a lot.
Did your hairstyle change?: Yes! Finally, I have been itching to have my hair colored and styled.
How much taller did you get from last year?: Hahahaha... Is this a trick question??
Did you make new friends?: Yes, I did.
Did you lose any old friends?: Yes, I did.
Did you try new things?: Yeah
Go places you've never been?: Yes. Cebu and Bacolod.
Do things you've never done?: Yes, having my hair colored and travelling around
Things you never thought you would do?: Having my hair colored, my mom did not approve of having it done but I did it anyway.
Have fun?: Yeah
What do you miss most about 2005?: None much
If you could choose one thing to completely undo, what would it be?: None, I believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you could choose one thing to redo (fix) what would it be?: Please refer to my answer above
If you could choose one thing to relive, what would it be?: Can't think of anything.
Did 2005 have a big impact on your life?: Yes, more than ever I value my family alot.
Do you think 2006 will be better?: Yes, definitely looking forward to 2006.
Was 2005 special?: I'd like to think that it was.
Was it the best year for you?: I'd like to think that it was.

Future, mainly 2006
Have you made a resolution?: I don't beleive in resolutions.
What's one thing you will do differently in 2006?: Be more proactive!
What are your goals?: I haven't thought of anything yet.
Do you feel fullfilled?: Yeah, I've accoplished a lot.
Are you going to learn something new from 2006?: Yes definitely.
What's one place you want to go?: Tour Europe... but thats a long shot.
What's the main thing you want out of 2006?: I haven't thought of anything yet.

Back to this past year, have you been...
Naughty or Nice?: Nasty? hehehe
Happy or Sad?: Happy
Dull or Interesting?: Interesting
Boring or Fun?: Bordering fun
Cray or Normal?: encentric
Wild or Calm?: calm
Mean or Kind?: Mean, I'm tired of being nice.
Caring?: Yes, to my siblings
Carefree?: YEAH!
Careless?: YEAH!
Careful?: - so..
Loud or Silent?: Loud
Smart or Stupid?: Smarter!

Last but not least...
Nine things you won't be able to live without. Go.
1.: Barry and Sophie
2.: Computer - Sims 2
3.: the internet
4.: Lysol
5.: Good food
6.: My DVD collection
7.: Car
8.: Money

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Thoughts on Paper (blog)

Last Saturday, I was making embotido for our "Noche Buena" feast when my mom approached and gently stroked my hair. "Remember where we was last Christmas?" my mom softly spoke as she continued to gently touch my hair. I politely smiled as I mixed the ingredients together. If by any chance that you haven't read my entries December of last year, my mom was referring to my whirlwind sickness which eventually led to my MS-ICU confinement.

For some reason I didn't want myself to be reminded of what happened but I can't help it. Rather than avoiding the topic I opted to create this entry, face on I re-read the entries I've made last year. The first thought that came to me? "At that time I really thought that I was going to die" with all my strength I asked my mom if we could pray. After a year, obviously I didn't die but the ordeal left me with migraine attacks, heightened fear of heights, now and then memory lapses and the prescription glasses.


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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Holiday Greetings

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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Almost Christmas and Tommy's passing

It's almost Christmas, I'm currently finishing our menu for tonight's "Noche Buena". My mom has been really busy lately since she volunteered at our Parish for the "Simbang Gabi committee" hence I decided to take control, organize and inject some "holiday cheers and spirit" into our home. I took the initiative or else nothing will happen this season. I cleaned, decorated the house, organized and cooked the items on the menu. Yes, I've been very busy and I really appreciate my Tita Mercy. She helped and supported my ideas. It's not that I am complaining but I'd really like to see my mom involved in the celebration. Considering that she has a career plus the extra activities that she has on her itinerary, she is always not at home. I miss the days when she still baked cakes and cooked us dinner. Well that was like ages ago, we dine together as a whole family whenever my dad is at home other than that its just me, my siblings and Tita Mercy. Anyways... moving on.

We all discussed that we would just have a simple celebration. The menu is not as extravagant as our previous Christmas since we just celebrated Lynna's birthday last Wednesday, December 22, and my little brother's "Japanese themed (it's more like Tempura party) birthday" last Thursday ,December 23. We didn't want to repeat the dishes that we had and just imagine their birthday cakes that are still in the fridge. Presents are already wrapped though I still have to buy a few more items. I'm really looking forward to my cousins coming over for Christmas. We usually play cards, boardgames and or have a karaoke night. I have already completed the 6 chips of my magic sing and its really going to be fun.

For some sad news, Our beloved Tommy left us last Wednesday. He is our 11 year old monggrel dog. It's really sad news and we miss him already. We reminisced over dinner and can't help but remember the things he used to do, especially this holiday season. Oh how he hated fireworks, he'd always beg that he be kept inside the house whenever there is a firework display. He is also afraid of thunder. The more that we comfort him , the louder his barks and cries were. In light of this event its unanimous that we have accepted his passing, he was really old and sickly. We are all just glad he became a part of our family. I can't help but imagine the time when Barry has to go. I don't know if I can take it lightly. Everyday I shower him with hugs and kisses. Wahhhh!!! Hey I shouldn't think about this "erase-erase".


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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Birthday Greetings

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Friday, December 16, 2005

Pussycat Dolls lead singer is proudly Pinay

I'd like to share this article regarding the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls.

She's lead vocalist of The Pussycat Dolls. And she's proud of her Filipino roots. Sultry, outspoken Nicole Scherzinger was born in Hawaii, but traces her roots to Batanes Islands.

In a recent interview with MYX in Bangkok, Nicole says she's a Lea Salonga fan and grew up listening to the music of the Tony award-winning performer. Nicole adds that although she has never been to the Philippines, she'd love to visit the country and "be around people that kinda look like me." Her pride in being Filipina stems from the fact that just like her family, Nicole thinks Filipinos have a lot of heart. In fact,
Nicole, has taken it upon herself to represent the Filipinos in the States, where she grew up. Aside from Nicole, other members of the song-and-dance group are Jessica Sutta, one-time captain of the Miami Heat dance troupe; Carmi Bachar, the La Vida Loca girl on Ricky Martin's world tour; Hollywood dancers Ashley Roberts and Kimberly Wyatt and; stunning singer Meloy Thornton.

The Pussycat Dolls have just released their debut album under MCA Music. Their album boasts of two chartbusters, the carrier track Don't Cha dominated the radio charts for months and the sophomore
outing Stick with U is also doing well.

Source: The Philippine Star 12-02-2005


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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

12 Day Christmas Countdown and Some Technical Difficulties

After 29 days ... Finally I am back! This is so far the longest blogging hiatus I've had. Many factors contributed to my non-existent posts. Let me enumerate a couple of them: I just came from "somewhere" and I enjoyed my short trip. We changed our internet service provider from wireless broadband to DSL, Meridian to PLDT DSL. We were not satisfied with our wireless internet since the connection was really really slow during daytime, not gaming friendly (well that is according to my Ragnarok addict brother) and I was a frequent caller on their customer service hotline. Although I commend Meridian for having customer-friendly CSR assistants. We decided to apply for DSL instead. All in all it took us two weeks to process the DSL application as well as "the waiting period" for the PLDT technician to install the device. My brother also had to reformat and totally erase everything form the desktop computer because of a "Worm infection" from Jaypee's (my other brother) USB stick. Hehehe just really bad luck which eventually led to good luck at the same time.

Not being able to have a stable internet connection I decided to write and document my "blog entries for the day" in MSWord, just for now until I can post in blogger. So don't be surprised if a couple of posts pop-up from no-where.

I already started my year-end cleaning this will keep me busy for a couple of days. The countdown starts --12 days till Christmas. My mom just recently had the Christmas party in one of her "prayer groups" and they liked my "Pancit Molo". My now famous "Pancit Molo" was requested at our local parish as one of the "Simbang Gabi merienda" which would be sold during the 9 nine days of simbang gabi. I smell a "business opportunity". Pancit Molo is a signature dish of Illonggos', it's usually ground pork wrapped in wanton cooked in broth. This was the first dish that I learned to cook at the age of 10.

I often wondered how the song "Twelve Days of Christmas" could be applied. Would the Phrase "On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me a partridge in a pear tree." apply this 13th of December or would it apply to the 25th of the said month. I wonder... What do you think? Can anybody enlighten me about this?


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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Nene: The First Pinoy Big Brother Winner

Milyun-milyong pasasalamat sa inyong lahat! Tagumpay natin to! - Nene Tamayo

I am really happy that Nene won, She received 554,906 votes or 48.9% of the total votes . Jason came in second with 312,258 votes, 27.5%. Cass became the third placer with 214,188 votes, 18.9%, while Uma landed in the last spot with 52,833 votes , 4.7%. Nene emerging as the winner made up for tmediocrecer "Big Night" that ABS-CBN claims to be this year’s biggest show on Philippine TV. The concept and the ideas were there but it lacked execution. To start with I think it was a big mistake that Willie opened the night with a lypsynch blunder. He totally ruined "the mood". The show was dragging that my sister fell asleep watching it. The Big night turned into a "variety show" as "Panday" and other ABS CBN talents lypsynch away on stage. They should have concetrated on the "ex housemates", let them shine.

And when you think that it couldn't get any better, wait till Wiannouncednced the winner!


What the hell??? Wiillie naman talaga oh. According to ABS-CBN's forum audition for the next PBB season is already on going. Well we all just hope that they don't get Willie as the next seasons host.


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