Dabbles in photography now and then. Likes searching for movie trivias and scripts and jotting down her fave ones. Is in a happy, steady relationship with a physicist who doesn't know tumblr works. Has an on-going project to catalogue all her books by title, date bought, genre, author, even the fracking color of the covers (rain check on that). Likes making and reading lists. Can't tell a good joke when forced.

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A song to get you going through a bad day: You got the Power by Ten Bears

My current project, now that the realization of my own wedding day is roughly a year from now. 
Preview of some of the songs in the playlist:

Marry Me - Train
The Book of Love - Peter Gabriel
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
When U Love Somebody - Fruit Bats
You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
No One’s Gonna Love You -Band of Horses
Hoppipolla - Sigor Ros (and other versions)
Heartbeats - The Knife 
There is a Light that Never Goes Out - The Smiths 
First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
Cherry Tulips - Headlights 
Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs 
Song for You - Alexi Murdoch
Scott Pilgrim - Plumtree 
Daylight - Matt and Kim 
Better Together - Jack Johnson
From Now On - The Features
I Was Made for You - She & Him
Perfect In My Mind - Gold Motel
Unbelievable - Craig David
Catch My Disease - Ben Lee
Best Days - Matt White
A Thousand Years - Violin cover
I Love You You Imbecile -  Pelle Carlberg
Northern Lights - Cider Sky

…the list is not yet final. Will be expanding the list again in a week. =)

My current project, now that the realization of my own wedding day is roughly a year from now.

Preview of some of the songs in the playlist:

Marry Me - Train

The Book of Love - Peter Gabriel

Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap

The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson

When U Love Somebody - Fruit Bats

You and I - Ingrid Michaelson

No One’s Gonna Love You -Band of Horses

Hoppipolla - Sigor Ros (and other versions)

Heartbeats - The Knife

There is a Light that Never Goes Out - The Smiths

First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes

Cherry Tulips - Headlights

Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Song for You - Alexi Murdoch

Scott Pilgrim - Plumtree

Daylight - Matt and Kim

Better Together - Jack Johnson

From Now On - The Features

I Was Made for You - She & Him

Perfect In My Mind - Gold Motel

Unbelievable - Craig David

Catch My Disease - Ben Lee

Best Days - Matt White

A Thousand Years - Violin cover

I Love You You Imbecile -  Pelle Carlberg

Northern Lights - Cider Sky

…the list is not yet final. Will be expanding the list again in a week. =)

That’s the spirit. 

Upright planking, courtesy of my three-year-old godson, Zach. “Standing” is the new planking. Planking is soooo 2011. 

Upright planking, courtesy of my three-year-old godson, Zach. “Standing” is the new planking. Planking is soooo 2011. 

Downton Abbey - Maggie Smith and the Swivel Chair (by KHExtreme)

Violet: Good heavens, what am I sitting on?
Matthew: A swivel chair.
Violet: Oh, another modern brainwave?
Matthew: Not very modern. They were invented by Thomas Jefferson.
Violet: Why does every day involve a fight with an American?
Matthew: I’ll fetch a different one.
Violet: No, no, no, no. I’m a good sailor.

Dowager Countess,/ Maggie Smith’s got the best lines in Downtown Abbey. I LOVE THIS SERIES!

Inception Park: When will you be real?

Watching Bend it Like Beckham.

Tuesday afternoon, solved. Next stop, Immortal Beloved. Well, as soon as the torrent finishes downloading it anyway. 

God, I miss playing football. I had to keep refusing my alumni team’s invites to play seven-aside games. The cost of shelling out for the reg fees and traveling to the different fields for practices and games can drain one’s monthly budget [I really need to save as much as I can for the wedding]. Plus, I need to have an even skin tone before the wedding day. My skin seems to be impervious to SPF lotions.

Back to the movie. Laters.

A song to listen to when you start to doubt the choices you’ve made: For Now by Avenue Q

Sometimes, we expect too much and when our ego is trampled, and our decisions are questioned, we forget that even though “life is scary, but it’s only temporary.”

=)

Why does everything have to be so hard?
“Maybe you’ll never find your purpose, lots of people don’t.”
“But then I don’t even know why I’m alive!”

Well, who does, really?}

Everyone’s a little bit unsatisfied, everyone goes ‘round a little empty inside

Take a breath, look around, swallow your pride for now (For now)


Nothing lasts, life goes on
Full of surprises
You’ll be faced with problems
Of all shapes and sizes

You’re going to have to make
A few compromises for now
For now

CHORUS
But only for now (For now)
Only for now (For now)
Only for now (For now)
Only for now

For now we’re healthy
For now we’re employed
For now we’re happy
If not overjoyed

And we’ll accept the things
We cannot avoid, for now, for now
For now, for now

CHORUS

Only for now (For now there’s life)
Only for now (For now there’s love)
Only for now (For now there’s work)
For now there’s happiness

But only for now (For now discomfort)
But only for now (But now there’s friendship)
Only for now (For now)
Only for now

Only for now, sex!
Is only for now, your hair!
Is only for now, George Bush!
Is only for now

Don’t stress, relax
Let life roll off your backs
Except for death and paying taxes
Everything in life is only for now

Each time you smile (Only for now)
It’ll only last a while (Only for now)
Life may be scary (Only for now)
But it’s only temporary

Everything in life is only for now

Stay consistent in your beginnings and your endings. Have a great 2012. Lovely poster by PupilPeople.
[via SwissMiss]

Stay consistent in your beginnings and your endings. Have a great 2012. Lovely poster by PupilPeople.

[via SwissMiss]


Well, they missed out Craig Thompson’s Habibi, and I guess Persepolis is too well-known, but I love the fact that these graphic novels tackle a myriad of issues and topics. Will keep these novels in mind next time I drop by the bookstore. =)

[via Brainpickings]

NEW year. reNEWed vigour. NEWfound confidence. NEW career path. NEW laptop. NEW me.

…and the reason why I haven’t posted anything on tumblr for weeks. 

I’ve decided to accept a job offer as a writer and researcher for a well-known  architectural firm early this year, and after much consideration [and reconsideration], I tendered my resignation as an ESL Supervisor to my immediate bosses last week.

It wasn’t an easy decision, to be honest. I had to seriously weigh my reasons of leaving the company when my current pay is way higher than what I’ll be getting as a writer/researcher and the change is position as well. I know I need that extra money for our wedding money and for the ongoing treatment of my endometriosis, but I just couldn’t ignore the nagging “What if” voice in my head. I can live with the consequences of this career risk, but I’ll be damned if I don’t grab this career opportunity from Palafox Associates. As for the money issues, I’ll get by. Hullo, freelance writing gigs. Hullo, deadlines. We meet again.

I look forward to a good year ahead. Ajah! =)

Andito na si Edward Norton!
This is one of those moments when you actually love the fact that you work in Makati and your office is a couple of blocks away from The Manila Pen. 
In case you’re wondering, Jamela Alindogan is a producer of Al Jazeera English. 

Andito na si Edward Norton!

This is one of those moments when you actually love the fact that you work in Makati and your office is a couple of blocks away from The Manila Pen. 

In case you’re wondering, Jamela Alindogan is a producer of Al Jazeera English. 

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer.

This artist takes 3-D to a whole new level. Epic.Watch the video on how he does it.

via [thisiscolossal]

Me, whenever I stuff my headset carelessly into my bag and realize my mistake the next day. haha.

Me, whenever I stuff my headset carelessly into my bag and realize my mistake the next day. haha.

bravethewaves:

So I met Jeremy Renner at Manila Pen…and acted like a panicky idiot the whole time.

EVIDENCE na andito si Jeremy Renner sa Pinas, and staying at the Manila Pen. This lucky girl posted her pic with JR on her tumblr account just three hours ago. 

bravethewaves:

So I met Jeremy Renner at Manila Pen…and acted like a panicky idiot the whole time.

EVIDENCE na andito si Jeremy Renner sa Pinas, and staying at the Manila Pen. This lucky girl posted her pic with JR on her tumblr account just three hours ago.