looking back

May 11, 2008

Who knew that growing up would be a pain. Ah, actually we all do, right? Haha. But then again I didn’t anticipate all the physical pain that I’d be going through – I honestly thought it would suddenly sprout out the time I turn the golden age of 50. But no, as young as I am now (am 21 if you don’t know), I find myself worrying about pain management.

The obvious culprit is desk work. What, you thought that sitting and looking at the PC eight hours or more a day wouldn’t take a toll on you? Bullshit, dude. Haha

Again, I’m talking about my back. Friday, May 9, marked the day I had a needle poke my back. Funny thing is that my reaction when the needle hit me was to laugh. The syringe contained steroids to eliminate the  trigger point’s inflammation.

Every now and then when the pain nags at me at certain time of the day, I wonder if I had any worries about these in my past life. I know that once you age, your memories cover the unpleasant events that happened, especially on your early life. Yes, that’s why you thought your childhood is uber happy. Anyway, in my high school years, I remember the depression, the lack of confidence, the anger, the rebellion, the sickness (that even made me absent for a whole week) but I never remember any physical pain. On college, I remember backaches, waking up early in the morning to study, failing exams (HAHA), happiness, but NO PAIN! I could even write a story for couple of hours straight and not feel the urge to stand up and stretch or do anything whatsoever to distract myself.

Haha, I think I want to admit to myself now that stress has something to do with this.

I just wonder sometimes how it feels not to have my muscle spasming every now and then or having a bad stiff neck, stiff shoulders, butt aches… well, sigh. It would be great to have a pain-free day without having to drink Lagaflex, Celebrex, or Lyrica. The doctor advised me to drink these meds if I feel the pain, but I don’t want to be dependent. However, all the med-free remedies that I think of require effort. I think I’ll try to brush my laziness away for some time and put in some effort to relieve the pain.

It’s so nice to look back at how carefree life was when I was younger. I remember being 17 and wishing I wouldn’t step out from that age. I remember telling someone that my ideal age is 17 and I wouldn’t want to age more than that. But then again life interferes. I’m now 21. I’ll really dread the time I turn 30. For me, turning in an age like that requires a lot of courage HAHAHHAHA and pressure of course. (Like, when will you get married????)

As you age, complicated things bug your life. It’s all about you now. How would you make your life better? What would you do to improve your life? You have to work hard. You’re not playing around now. Be serious now, or life will screw you up. Also, what would you eat for dinner, for lunch? HAHA, it’s really tough! You can’t eat noodles for dinner or you’ll suffer the circumstances later in your life. You can’t eat a lot of fats, or, again, you’ll suffer in the future. A lot of responsibilities pile up which makes being an adult a hard thing to experience. There will be happiness, but certainly there would be worries. Worries about money – YES! Shit, what am I talking about? lol

I think it would be great if I step out of this adult shit for a while and experience being carefree again. I wonder when that would be.

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nobuta wo produce

May 10, 2008

Nobuta wo Produce/
Producing Nobuta

From the photo, you might say, ‘what, another school drama again??’ or ‘what, a potential hana kimi sequel?’ or ‘YAMAPIIII’ (hahah). Yes, this is a school drama like any other popular series such as Hana Kimi, Gokusen, GTO, or Hana Yori Dango. I thought of that first when I watched the first episode. I really thought it was crap at first but I continued to watch more and more until I finish. What separates this drama from others is the depth that it shows derived from a simple theme: friendship.

Summary: Kotani Nobuko is a new transfer student in a school where popular Kiritani Shuuji and weirdo Kusano Akira study. Nobuko’s strange personality that depicts certain horror films such as The Ring or The Grudge made her an instant target of kebai bullies who made her life a living hell. From boredom or whatnot, Kusano Akira partnered with Kiritani Shuuji to ‘produce’ Nobuko as Nobuta – the popular girl. Through their efforts of making Nobuta popular, they formed an irreplaceable friendship and in the process, grew up.

Characters:

One of the unique things in this series is its great characterization that integrates great realism that makes the drama draw you in more. Even the other characters has their strong characterization that after only one episode of seeing them, it sticks into your mind.

Kiritani Shuuji acted by Kamenashi Kazuya: Yes, he’s from Kat-tun, the yucky boyband. Anyway, as I’ve mentioned in the summary, he’s the stereotypical popular guy who everybody loves – even the bullies obey since he’s just that cool. He has a girlfriend who is another popular and cute girl. However, his being popular is just a front so that he would have a memorable high school life. Everything that he tells his friends and even his girlfriend are lies that he conveniently made. The series shows his thoughts which contradicts his actions and words.

When he is with Nobuta and Akira, he is more natural and just like a regular guy who likes fooling around. He gets annoyed by Akira; he gets angry with both of them, and laughs with them.

Personally, his acting is impressive. He’s not the usual cool handsome guy posing as a mysterious guy who rarely talks and is always surrounded by fangirls HAHAHA. Nope. He’s a cool guy who has cynical thoughts. His expressions tell a lot – even his poker face. When he laughs, I feel that he meant it. And when he feel so down that he feels like crying, the expression is too genuine that it gets into you.

Kusano Akira acted by Yamashita Tomohisa: Yesh, my favorite character. Most of the comedy in the drama is courtesy of this guy. He’s the guy who likes to mind his own business, a loner, but a weird, crazy guy. He’s an idiot as well, going around school telling expired stories that he thinks is still cool. He laughs with this annoying laugh with matching claps. He goes down the stairs while flapping his hands like a gay guy. He has these weird words and actions. He doesn’t care about the world so he does what he likes to do. What the hell, this character is too outta this world but you could think that yes, there are people like this around. His character is still realistic.

However idiotic he is, he shows his mature personality and level-headedness. His words, when serious, are always rational and intelligent. He understands other people and sees through them. Ironically, he is one of the people in the series that shows real selflessness in friendship.

Kotani Nobuko acted by Horikita Maki: Probably we’ve all seen her act in Hana Kimi as the jolly boy-slash-girl but her character here is the entire opposite. She hangs her head down, slouched, while walking and she has slits for eyes. She has little confidence, low self-esteem, and she is used to being bullied. But then she finds Akira and Shuuji, who slowly transforms her. She is another character who comes out with unexpected tricks that will move and touch you. Her character changed Shuuji and Akira, but more on Shuuji.

I’ve always thought Maki is cute. Her acting in this series is great as well.

There are other characters such as The Truth Man who pesters you to tell him the truth. If you don’t tell him the truth, then something bad will happen. LMAO. There’s the crazy Vice Principal who says great things but she’s crazy at the same time.

Script, filming, soundtrack, and EVERYTHING ELSE

I honestly thought that the scriptwriters are geniuses. Every episode has a theme and every character in the series builds up this theme by the events that happen around them and how they respond to it. The scriptwriters turned around the cliche of friendship and made it into something unique and more meaningful. It seemed to revolve around the cliche ‘friends will always understand youuuuuu’ or ‘friends will always believe youuuu’, which I don’t always see in any school drama. Normally, betrayed friends would ignore their friends for some time, but in this drama, friends will try to understand each other as much as they can. It’s very touching.

The soundtrack is another thing. It’s awesome that even my mum who overheard the background music started humming it. HAHAHAHA!! Yep, Yoshihiro Ike is a great composer. You could download the OST here: http://www.4shared.com/file/43895891/9a135c5b/Nobuta_wo_Produce_Ost.html

In terms of filming, the director of photography is another genius. Like this scene from episode 4:

The series plays with yellow light, sunset, and uses it as natural lighting. There’s another trick that tones down the light in the classroom and focuses the spotlight on certain characters.

Conclusion

Now I feel like I’m writing a Literature report. lol This J-drama is really good hence why I wrote such a long review about it. Please, please watch it. I would gladly burn you a data CD with all 10 episodes so you could just watch it. It’s really worth my time. There are no SAPPY scenes that would make you scream ‘GAAAAHD SO CORNY!!!’, but you could cry from happiness. Compared to other school dramas that made you cry, this one would make you cry from your spirit being lifted. You might find yourself thinking ‘I want friends like that’ after watching some episodes. It would’ve been perfect if they removed the supernatural things that made me scratch my head.

I rate this 10 out of 10. Yeaaaaabaaaa. ^____^ Go watch.


rich people

April 18, 2008

These people who are rich who want to act rich – their auras are simply suffocating. Unfortunately these people crawl in Alabang (like a disease), especially in Alabang Town Center where rich kids and families from Ayala Alabang live.

You’ll know who these arrogant people are just from how they look, act, and speak. Ah, it’s so irritating just to think about it again. >___<

I was in Makati Supermarket nearing 9PM on queue for the cashier. In front of me were these two mothers, I presume, who has a little boy on tow. The little boy was really quiet but the two mums were constantly talking.

First thing I noticed from them is their eyes. They have these sleepy pair of eyes which has an eyeliner and a mascara. It’s like they purposefully put it so they could look down on other people so effectively that they would feel so powerful. It has this ‘Doña’ effect that made them look even more annoying. lol

Well at first I wouldn’t really care about how they looked – at first they looked like normal people to me with a cart filled with a lot of junk foods and food. Annoyance crawled in when they started showing their ‘rich’ personalities.

This one mother was constantly talking to her friend and ignoring her son. The son even pushed the big cart towards me which his mum stopped a while later and then turned her attention again to her friend. She seemed not to care about his son, who was obviously trying to seek attention from her. The boy then continued his attention-seeking by pounding on his chocolates but the mum was saying ‘stop that, we’ll pay for it later’ or ‘stop it, ____’ or calling his son’s name is a really bland, bored, voice, which seemed like she was just saying it for the heck of it. Her son wasn’t listening, of course. What the hell, is she even a mother?

It reminded me of a dog trainer training his pet how to sit, roll over, and play dead. ‘Doggy, sit. Doggy, roll over. Doggy, play dead’ – like that.

There was no affection whatsoever with the mum. I jumped to the conclusion that this boy has a nanny waiting at home, and this mother only has social parties to care for. Anyway.

The food they bought was another. As they started putting the groceries on the table, I noticed a lot of junk foods, softdrinks, chocolates… Yes, indulgence. Giving their children whatever they wanted. There were not even a trace of healthy food. And this mum was constantly looking at my grocery basket which has three items: Gardenia chocolate bread, kit kat choco bar, and sachets of shampoos. I thought, what, you want to pay for this too?

It was really close to closing time so the cashier told the last person on the queue that he was the last customer to be served. The guy didn’t hear it, and wow, this mum pulled off a really annoying (REALLY REALLY) stint – she repeated what the cashier said in a mataray, loud voice. It had a tone that said ‘that was it, you stupid guy, didn’t you hear it?’

That’s when my annoyance fully kicked in. I mean, what the hell, the guy didn’t even do anything
to you, what’s your right to raise your voice at him like that? It got into my nerves that I started shaking my head at the lady who apparently didn’t notice.

The display of arrogance. What are these rich people’s right to look down at other people and treat them like crap? They have no right whatsoever.

I thought that these rich people who probably were born rich in this world have no care in this world. We are currently in a food crisis which they probably don’t feel a bit. Perhaps if the fuel price hikes up, they wouldn’t be at the least concerned. These rich people annoy me the most. They don’t have a bit of empathy for those who don’t have it all.

They should just go drown themselves in Pasig river. They have no use for this world.

Haha, yes, this is what boredom does to me. And my being solitary. I think about a lot of useless things and observe endlessly.  XD


J-Drama: Mukodono 2003

March 20, 2008

Yahoo, am here again to bring you some juicy review from the newest J-drama I’m currently watching: Mukodono 2003.

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This series caught my interest in crunchyroll.com one boring afternoon when I was in search of a funny series to watch. (Which was the same thing that happened when I found Hana Kimi) Actually I thought that the guy in the thumbnail looks cute. XD

The series didn’t fail me – the guy was cute, he’s cool, and surely enough, it’s funny. ^___^

Summary: Meet Yuichiro Sakuraba, an uber popular singer/songwriter who cause millions of fangirls to worship everything about him – even his billboards. The first episode opens up showing his uber popularity with the girls screaming at his newly put up billboard as well as his new commercial that’s even shown in theaters. Japanese dramas always put the catch amid the mainstream facade. Get this: Behind the cool personality is a complete geek who acts like a 10-year old. (see photo below)

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The story doesn’t focus on that twist alone, it even explored him juggling between his married life and his stardom. It’s really funny to see him acting really cool to the public then throwing a tantrum later in his branded suit and star quality appearance.

This J-Drama puts drama in its series as well. I’m only in the second episode but I’ve seen a lot of comedy, drama, and a whole pack of silliness. The drama is not cheesy as it is related to married or professional life.

Episodes: 11 (Completed)
This is actually quite an old drama. There was a first season, Mukodono, but I haven’t seen that yet. From what I’m seeing in this series, I’ll be finishing it until episode 11 then move on to the first series. Weird, I know. Haha ^^;;;

Only downside I see is that the opening is really boring. The opening song SUUUUCKS. XD


Post-Apocalyptica: Dragon Head

March 16, 2008

I’m really thankful I dropped by National Bookstore and saw a manga sale!! Php75 for each manga.

Anyway thanks to that sale, I found this manga entitled Dragon Head.

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Summary: Aoki Teru and his class are finally going home after a school trip in a train bound to Tokyo, when suddenly the train derailed, knocking everyone out. When Teru finally came to, a sight of Hell greets him. Every one of his classmates are dead with the train a complete mess. Desperate to stay alive, Teru searched for other survivors and saw two. Together they will struggle to live in the tunnel and search for a way out where a post-apocalyptic Japan greet them.

Ok, back to my rant. I bought two volumes, volume one and three (because they’re the only two I found).  I read both in one night. I was alone in my room and it was really quiet in the boarding house. Those factors made reading Dragon Head REALLY SCARY.

I tell you, the story is really scary. Imagine yourself trapped in a claustrophobic room with the dead around you. Worse, those dead people are your classmates, friends, and teachers. You don’t have any communication to the outside world and you don’t even know if your family is still alive. And when you get out of that hellhole, you find another Hell outside.

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Marvel at the dead bodies, yeh, yeh.

And I quote from the third volume (just to spur your curiosity):

Teru: “What’s going on…? Are both my watches broken? It should be noon right now… why is it so dark…?”

Ako: “Isn’t it… because it’s nighttime…? It’s night, right? There’s the moon.”

Teru: “Moon…? Is that the moon? Could it be…”

Ako: “IT’S THE SUN! WHY IS THE SUN OUT WHEN IT’S SO DARK? NO IT CAN’T BE!”

Nyahahha. That’s no spoiler. Go read the manga. Here are the links to leech off:

www.stoptazmo.com/manga-series/dragon_head
(Requires log in. Register if you don’t have an account. It’s uber free.

http://mangadownload.net/manga/series/89
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Of course, it can also be leeched through #lurk.

Gogogogogogogo download!


the bane of my existence

March 14, 2008

Smoke, pollution, dust, dirty carpets

They’re the bane of my existence.

For two weeks now I’ve been slowing down the symptoms of first, sore throat, then, my cold, then now, my coughs.

Then today I’m experiencing a familiar feeling that I’ve experienced months before. I’m coughing again like mad, my nose is clogged, and my hearing is going bad again. Earlier at work I thought I’d cough my brains out, good thing I didn’t.

I think I’ve bronchitis again. Will confirm tomorrow when I consult the doctor.

Funny that I have to experience again the reason why I decided to board a house near work. Because I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis, I boarded a house and now it comes to this.

But then again the city is a rotten one. Fucking smoke belchers hound the roads everyday. Smokers pile up every nook of buildings in the corporate city where I work. They’re everywhere that I can’t even BREATHE clean air.

In the office earlier I can’t breathe because of the carpet. And to add to my coughs, the cleaner did her usual job of sweeping the carpeted floor. Oh, mercy.

I was dying. Thank God.

When I arrived here in the province, I could actually breathe. For real. The air here feels better. When I lie down, it doesn’t feel like I’m suffocating. My room in the frigging boarding house suffocates me like a room without windows.

Before I tried to sleep today I remembered the line in Hannibal Rising when the war criminals listened to Mischa’s back and said:

“It’s pneumonia. She doesn’t have much to live.”

Hope I won’t come to that.

Proposed solutions for filtering out all the shits of the city:

  1. Put filter on the nose to inhale air and filter the bad #(#($(#**%*^@ air.
  2. Beat all smokers in buses into a nice sticky pulp.
  3. Scream when someone smokes near me.
  4. Murder housemates who smoke in the comfort room.
  5. Burn 7/11’s cigarette display.
  6. Burn 7/11 itself.
  7. Strangle jeepney drives who smoke, steal a strand of hair, and buy a voodoo doll.
  8. Buy sniper rifle and shoot at jeepneys that belch smoke.
  9. Buy a gas mask and withdraw from society (NOT!)
  10. Throw acid at people who blow smoke at my face.

DIE DIE DIE MY DARLING
DON’T UTTER A SINGLE WORD
DIE DIE DIE MY DARLING
JUST SHUT YOUR PRETTY EYES
I’LL BE SEEING YOU IN HELL
I’LL BE SEEING YOU… IN HELL!

Fuck the world. It’s killing me.

I’m like earth and the bane of my existence global warming. Teehee


I don’t get tired of these cartoons

February 17, 2008

I don’t really believe that all cartoons are just for kids. That goes for anime too, but that’s another matter.

I’ve four favorite cartoons that I don’t regularly watch but love watching everytime I get the chance. It always makes me laugh everytime I watch it. The silliness is awesome. Total stress reliever. Here are my favorite cartoons:

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

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My most favorite cartoon, I think. The silliness and comedy factor reach the highest level. The cartoon is basically about a grim reaper, a stupid boy named Billy, and Mandy, who’s an evil girl. The cartoon presents an irony of a grim reaper being under the control of two kids who lords over him. I never get tired of watching this cartoon, even if I watch replays. So frigging funny.

Like the episode I watched earlier: Billy suspected that Mandy ate his family. When Billy and Grimm were stalking Mandy, Billy found some bones in the trash can. Billy immediately suspected that the bones are his family’s bones. lol

Grimm: No, Billy, those are chicken bones! Trust me, I know bones!

Ahahaha lol Sometimes the episodes are entirely senseless but they’re funny nonetheless.

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

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Another one of my uber favorites. I believe that the graphics are the only thing that makes this cartoon – the story can’t really cater to kids. lol The story has no moral lessons whatsoever (although I admit sometimes it hints some lessons but not really obvious) and sometimes the story even goes cynical.

Bloo and Matt are the main characters plus the rest of the imaginary friends. Each character are unique and really thought of, like Eduardo the big violet imaginary friend. He’s a scaredy cat despite looking like a huge brute guy. Hehe

One of my favorite episodes is the one with Bloo and Berry in it. Berry became in love with Bloo and she wanted to steal Bloo from Matt. The entire episode, Bloo kept calling Berry wrong names, even guy names. lmao In the end he didn’t even say the correct name XD So hilarious.

Courage the Cowardly Dog

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This one is pretty funny too. It’s about a couple who lives in the middle of nowhere with a cowardly dog named Courage. Nyahha, the irony. The episodes are ‘scary’ where monsters and other horrible creatures always target the old woman. Courage always tries to rescue her, going through a lot of obstacles and finally being successful.

I like the show because of the reactions and the story itself. Plus the addition of the noisy old man makes the cartoon awesome. The phrase ‘stupid dog!’ said by the old man never gets tiresome.

Spongebob Squarepants

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Ok, you’re weird if you don’t know this cartoon. The famous Ba-a-a-a-a-a laugh of Spongebob is an entertainment itself. The cartoon is senseless to the point that you can’t even try to explain the story. The silly reactions and funny situations make the cartoon so hilarious.

The stories come from something really simple like Spongebob not knowing how to tie his shoelaces. After consulting all the people he knew without results, he finally tied his shoelaces with the help of Gary, his pet snail which meows. Nyahaha

 

Anyway that’s it. If you want to take a breather or just relieve stress, these are the cartoons that I guarantee will give you all the happiness in the world. >____<


this week has been too long

February 17, 2008

… but I didn’t really miss home – for some strange reason.

But always, I look forward to the weekend for exercise!

My family and I have been going to the sports complex in Marymount to play badminton. The place has a relatively huge building with four badminton courts, gym, billiards table, and a swimming pool. We’ve been doing it regularly every Sunday morning for some time now. It’s a good thing since I don’t get any exercise during weekdays.

So after a long week with two days of bloody e-services 2008 event management (where I got sick on the second day with lbm and vomiting), weekend finally came and it’s uber nice.

We’re not really badminton freaks for a long time, but ever since my mum decided to play badminton to get some regular exercise to burn cholesterol and other stuffs that oldies get, we became involved in the game and eventually liked it.

We already have four good branded badminton rackets which are quite expensive. Which is funny, since my parents are not really fond of spending much on most things. We have two Carlton, one Yonex, and a Dunlop racket.

We’re not really at par with the veteran players since we aren’t really trained in the game. For me, I just learned from high school and college (which didn’t teach us much on right posture, blah blah). My parents learned from peers and badminton instructors in Baker hall, my brother is just athletic, and my sister learned from us.

Am also improving bit by bit and learning some techniques by copying them and from watching the veteran players play. It really feels good. I don’t know if there’s a badminton complex in Alabang, but if there is, I’d probably go there and play for some nights. XD

Next week am planning to swim since when I looked earlier, the water is already clear. The week after last when I swam there, the water was terrible. There were floating powdered chemical, as well as other dirt, leaves, and even dead insects. Just disgusting lol.

Meh, am bored with typing this post. lol


fibromyalgia: it explains all

February 8, 2008

Today, as my mum advised, I went to the doctor who specializes in orthopaedia and arthritis to have him check my back. Fortunately, I was allowed to go go on a half day for the check up, since the doctor is only available MWF from 4 to 7pm.

Ever since high school, I’ve been cracking my back every time it hurts. In high school, it was no big deal – I could live with the pain. But as soon as I started college and experienced more stress than fun, the pain came. Then as I graduated and worked and went on a lifestyle that requires sitting in front of the computer for 8 hours minimum per day, I experienced really bad backaches.

I never told anyone about this because it was just minor shit – I could live with it, and definitely other people could live without knowing it. Everytime I go to the comfort room, I stretch a lot to relieve the pain. But it never goes away.

And so the doctor looked at my back and diagnosed me with fibromyalgia – which, explains all the hassle that I’ve been experiencing practically my whole life. I never thought that what I term as simple backaches cause a lot of different non-backpains.

And I quote medicinenet.com:

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition causing pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the muscles, tendons, and joints. Fibromyalgia is also characterized by restless sleep, awakening feeling tired, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and disturbances in bowel function. Fibromyalgia was formerly known as fibrositis.”

Furthermore:

” Also, patients with fibromyalgia have impaired non-Rapid-Eye-Movement, or non-REM, sleep phase (which likely explains the common feature of waking up fatigued and unrefreshed in these patients). The onset of fibromyalgia has been associated with psychological distress, trauma, and infection.”

So that explains why I’ve always been feeling tired when I wake up in the morning. It’s not necessarily oversleeping since I feel so tired and I feel still sleepy when I wake up with eight hours of ‘good’ sleep. It also explains why I wake up easily when someone opens the door, steps into my room, or simply make sounds outside my door. Definitely, I haven’t been getting deep sleeps.

And yet another true point:

“Mental and/or emotional disturbances occur in over half of fibromyalgia patients. These symptoms include poor concentration, forgetfulness, mood changes, irritability, depression, and anxiety. Since a firm diagnosis of fibromyalgia is difficult, and no confirmatory laboratory tests are available, patients with fibromyalgia are often misdiagnosed as having depression as their primary underlying problem.”

And it’s true. I’ve had short term memory ever since high school. Depression is true as well – I often get depressed about stuffs that I shouldn’t really get depressed with. Same with concentration. lol I guess everyone has a problem with concentration. 😛

What’s funny though that the pains exhibited in medicinenet.com of those who suffer fibromyalgia are exactly what I feel on my body (pardon my terrible English, am not in the mood to write today XD). And I quote:

“Pain usually affects the neck, buttocks, shoulders, arms, the upper back, and the chest. “Tender points” are localized tender areas of the body that can bring on widespread pain and muscle spasm when touched. Tender points are commonly found around the elbows, shoulders, knees, hips, back of the head, and the sides of the breast bone.”

When I go for a massage, those parts hurt the most when it’s massaged. Especially the upper back.

I also have a mild scoliosis, which is not really serious at all.

Anyway, it’s just good that I know what has been causing all these shits that I have been experiencing. Now, I’m drinking some drugs again to ‘cure’ the pain together with therapy sessions every Saturday. Actually I can’t wait for it to start since I’d be getting really nice massages, perhaps. Heehee

Another downside is: I got to spend the money for drugs instead of spending it for the blouse I want. D:

Sighness. I need more money! Boohoo.


in buses: you see double, triple, quadruple???

February 8, 2008

Boarding Laguna-bound bus in Alabang makes you feel the ‘air’ of the province. I felt this when I boarded the bus at 2pm in Alabang. The bus was sluggish and slow trying to make the bus full by stopping at points where passengers were waiting. And while the bus was at it, these vendors step up and sings.

Haha, of course, not literally ‘singing’. They’re more of yelling the products they’re holding or yelling with a tone unique for those who live in Laguna, most specifically in Sta. Cruz where their accent or tone is similar to singing.

Ponkan… Ponkan… matamis, sariwa… Ponkan…
Itlog ng pugo… itlog ng pugo…
Chicharon bulacan Chicharon malutong…
Mani mani mani mani mani…
Nilagang mani, bagong luto, nilagang mani…
Mineral water, ma’m, sir? Mineral water
Minute burger, minute burger kayo dyan…
Buko pie buko pie buko pie, pang pasalubong, mainit pa, buko pie (when we arrive in Calamba)

And what’s funny is there were so many vendors stepping up the bus and yelling the same product that sometimes I thought, hey, this is the same person as earlier! Or was I seeing double? lol It’s like a marketplace where everybody is competing with the same product they’re selling.

And it was definitely noisy, of course. It’s like being in a marketplace except that you’re in a bus sitting. It could be annoying at times when you want some peace and quiet and there they go with their business.

Some vendors are quite persistent since even though there are passengers standing in the bus, they squeeze in and still promote their products. Hehe. That greatly annoys me. 😛 But that’s what they live for, so I can’t quite blame them.

The sights and adventures of going home. 😛