Monday, December 26, 2011

True Love pt.3

Keeping myself busy by reading Robert Fulgrum's book True Love.

Borrowed this book from She. Thank you for lending me! I promise to return this on the first day of classes. Sorry for the huge delay. :)

          This is really my mother's love story. I asked her to tell you, but she's too shy. It's too good not to pass on. It explains why me brother and I say we owe our existence to peanuts.

          When she graduated from high school my mother had everything going for her but one. She was pretty, smart, and came from a well-to-do family, but she was terminally shy, especially around men. Boys didn't like to take her out because she was so quiet. She went off to the small college her mother went to and to please her mother, she agreed to be rushed by her mother's sorority. At the first rush party, she sat out of sight at one end of a room, in a corner by a table that had snacks on it. She ate a lot of peanuts out of nervousness.

          She began to notice a waiter, who seemed to be as shy as she. He never said anything, but he was taking care of her. He kept her glass filled with nonalcoholic punch and he kept her peanut bowl full. From time to time their eyes met and they smiled at each other.

          When the dancing started and the party got rowdy, she walked into the kitchen and out the back door to escape. As she was going down the alley, she heard someone calling, "Wait, wait, please wait." It was the waiter, running down the alley after her with a paper bag in his hands. They stood in awkward silence, just smiling. Then he reached into the bag, pulled out a whole can of peanuts and offered them to her and said, "I only wish they were pearls."

          He ran back up the alley and into the sorority house.

          Well, one thing led to another.

          Twenty-five years later, on the silver wedding anniversary of my mother and the waiter (my father), he gave her a sterling silver jar marked "peanuts." She thought that was the gift and was really pleased. But there was more. When she lifted the lid, inside was a string of pearls.

          No gift ever pleased her more. She wore those pearls as her only jewelry for years. When my father was killed in a traffic accident, she put the silver peanut can in his coffin with him. I've never seen her wear the pearls since. I think I know where they are, but I'm too shy to ask.

-Marilyn, Tacoma, WA

Lovely isn't it? :'>

-Tinay xx


Thursday, December 22, 2011

True Love pt.2

Got nothing to do today so I decided to continue reading Robert Fulgrum's book entitled True Love. I posted one short story from this book months ago here.

If you want to be all giddy, read ahead. It will only take a few minutes from your time. And I promise, you'll never regret reading this. Go ahead. Help yourself. :'>

          Margery and I were childhood sweethearts dating off-and-on from the time we were thirteen until about age twenty. We were pretty serious about each other. We graduated from high school and our ives changed and separated. She went east to Connecticut and then to college in New Mexico. I went to Ohio, then Hawaii. In time we would marry different people although I would also always consider her my first and strongest love.

          Some fifteen years later (about 1978) my life was a mess. Not the sort of life one would deliberately set out to create.

          I was suffering from chronic alcohol abuse, a disease which runs in my family. I nearly died from withdrawals and subsequently committed myself to a hospital.

         Upon release from the hospital three weeks later, I was physically, emotionally and financially bankrupt. I had no idea what would become of my life.

          In short order, I would legally divorce and take custody of two sons aged nine and ten. I would strike off into single parenthood vowing never again to marry.

          Several weeks after being released from the hospital, I was sitting around with my mother one evening reviewing a box of family photos. I came across a picture of me and my childhood sweetheart taken before a school dance. We were about seventeen and deeply in love at that time.

          I said, "God, why did I have to have that eleven-year marriage. What a disaster. Why couldn't I have married Margery and lived a more normal life instead. I loved her so much. It never even occurred to me to ask her to marry. Why did I have to go through that other marriage: Why did I have to go through all that other stuff?

          "I think I will try to find her," I said to my mother. My mother said, "Maybe you'd better go back to the hospital for awhile. You're not even finished with the divorce you're going through. This is not the time to be thinking about another relationship."

          "Besides that," she added "you haven't seen nor talked to Margery for how long - fifteen years? She's probably happily married, has four children and lives in New Mexico. Forget her and just concentrate on raising those darling boys."

          I reached for the South Bay telephone directory and began looking up people by Margery's maiden name, Southworth. There were a dozen or so of them in the Los Angeles area. I began telephoning them to see if maybe, just maybe I might reach a sister or aunt or someone who might know where she was. I felt very, very strongly about this - compelled to act.

          I did not reach her or a relative that night but I reaffirmed to my mother how strongly I felt that I would be seeing her again.

          The next morning I left Rolling Hills at 7:30 am to cross the Los Angeles basin for Hollywood, where I worked. For no apparent reason I decided to go a different way. I took a left, I headed for the San Diego freeway, a direction I seldom went since it was a long way to get to work.

          As I approached the freeway (along with millions of other commuters), I was stopped by the red light that meters people onto the freeway system there. I waited for the light to change to green.

          While I was waiting a tan van pulled up alongside me and began honking. I couldn't quite see up into the van, but I could tell there was a person with large dark glasses driving.

          She raised her dark glasses up over her forehead and it was her! Margery Southworth! I was stunned. I put my forehead on the steering wheel and began to cry. Then I started to laugh, I just couldn't believe it. The light changed and I had to get on the freeway. I stayed in the right lane and put on my right blinker to get off the freeway. She responded. We were still communicating, I thought.

          We left the freeway and pulled into the parking lot of Mattel Toys. I got out of my car, walked over to her and we gave each other a big hug. We talked and asked each other a few questions (she had been single for fourteen years). I asked for her phone number. Later in that day, I called her and we made arrangements to have dinner the following Friday night.

          Eight months later we had a large wedding on a hilltop overlooking our elementary school and Los Angeles. Sixteen years later we are still happily married living in the Federal Way area.

          We have both accepted this relationship as a gift, a very special gift from God. A miracle.

-Patrick Godfrey, Federal Way, WA

What did I tell you? It's so lovely, isn't it?

If you really are destined to be together, love will find it's way to keep you together. :'>

-Tinay xx


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Who were you kissing last night?

You might wanna listen to one of my favorite band's songs, Who Were You Kissing Last Night, by Chicosci.

Can't think of any appropriate title for this post that's why I used Chicosci's song. Hahaha.

Anyway, yesterday, I bought my very first lipstick. Landeeee! Haha. I am not really that all girly girl and stuff. I don't know. Just wanna try having one of my own.

I've always wanted pink lips. And here chyaaah goooow!

It's a Fanny Serrano Night Light Luminous lipstick. Bought it for 299php from Watsons. It has lights on both sides pa kaya if ever you want to put lipstick on even when it's dark, you can. Plus it's cap has a little mirror in it. Cool!

Look at me oh! Poker face. Hahaha. :))

I hope I can use it most of the time. Para hindi naman masayang. Haha. :))

-Tinay xx


I've had enough with Divisoria. There's too much people in that place! It's too crowded already. Especially during this holiday.

Always wanted to go to Greenhills this season. One of the reasons why is because I always see Miguel's tweets that he's always in GH with his siblings and I might just swing by him there. The chances are! Haha.

Another reason why I wanted to go to GH is I've been hearing that there are a lot of bazaars selling cheap yet classy clothes. So, why not!

Off we go last Sunday, December 18, with my siblings and Ninong Bin plus Kuya Jerks.

Arrived GH so late already, went to Trinoma then SM Mega before GH.

Was surprised when I saw that the parking lot already has a second floor. Talk about expecting the holiday rush. Now that's something new. What's not new is the number of people. It was crowded, yes. But nonetheless we have to do what we're supposed to do, shopping!

Bought this one inside the GH mall. The stall's almost closed when I spotted this one and asked the sales lady if I can still buy them. Haha. Got it for 150php only!

The rest were from the night market outside the GH mall.

Got these tank tops for only 50php each! I wanted to buy more of different colors but I need to buy more clothes, so I ended up buying only two.

Got this top for only 100php! Cheap riiiiiiiiiiiiight? :)

Lastly, another green top. Haha. Who would have thought that this would only cost me 100php? Me either!

To sum it up, I only spent 450php for 5 tops. I'm so happy! Got to buy clothes that are cheap yet doesn't look cheap at all. Will definitely go back on January. :)

-Tinay xx

Saturday, December 10, 2011



  • Pick her up and pretend you're going to throw her in the pool. She'll scream and fight you, but secretly, she'll love it.
  • Hold her hand while you talk. Hold her hand when you drive. Just hold her hand.
  • Tell her she looks pretty. Look her in the eyes when you talk to her. Protect her. Tell her stupid jokes.
  • Tickle her, even when she says stop. When she starts swearing at you, tell her you love her.
  • Let her fall asleep in your arms. 
  • Get her mad, then kiss her. Tease her and let her tease you back. 
  • Kiss her on the cheek. Kiss her on the forehead. Just kiss her.
  • Let her wear your clothes.
  • Go slow.
  • Don't push anything. 
  • When you fall in love with her, tell her.

-Tinay xx

Thursday, December 8, 2011

All I want for Christmas

is YOU. :'>

Dear Santa,

I've been good this year. Will you grant me this single wish I want this Christmas? I want HIM. Just him. Hahahaha.

And I'll be the happiest kid on earth! :)

Here's a photo of him, just in case you're wondering who in the world is he. Meet Rocco Nacino-slash-EO. :'>

Keep in touch! :)

-Tinay xx


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Breaking Dawn part 1

Finally had the time to see it! Saw it last Monday night. I just have to. Every one seemed to have seen it except me. And I felt like a loser.

Was supposed to see it with someone but I have to see it ASAP, so sorry, I'm in a major rush. Hahaha.

The truth is, I've read the series back when I was in my first year in college. I was so hooked up with it! I even finished reading New Moon in just a day! Talk about being obsessed. But honestly, I can't remember the story behind Breaking Dawn. What I remember is that Bella and Edward are getting married and that they're having a baby girl named Renesme and that she's half-human and half-vampire and after giving birth Bella's going to turn into a vampire and will have a special power too. After that, I can't remember anything.

Honeymoon! It was so romantic. I mean Edward was so romantic. While Bella was all sticky to the bones with Edward. Hahaha. Slutty little Bella.

The part where Bella's pregnant. Man she looked awful! Good job for the make-up artists! It was so realistic. It looked like she was really getting worse and worse.

There are some parts in the movie where I feel really sorry for Jacob. :(( But so happy that he imprinted with Renesme. No wonder he's so attached with Bella. :)

Another part that I liked was when Bella's turning into a vampire already. Her skin, her eyes, her body and everything about her was almost perfect. Her skin is so beautiful. And the red eyes, they're to die for! Poof! The movie ended there. Better luck next time.

The movie was really good. Among the 4 movies, it was the best! The movie was really romantic. I loved it.

And at least the movie was just short close to the book itself. It was good, really. Very good actually. It didn't disappoint me at all.

Plus the soundtrack! Perfect! Fits perfectly. Definitely owned it! Here's one from Bruno Mars, it was even one of my lss songs few days ago. :P

Now I can't wait to see the part 2. I've never been this stoke with the Twilight movie series before.

I'd definitely consider rereading the series. :)

I'm Team Edward. I fall harder every time you do that crooked smile Mr. Cullen :'>

-Tinay xx

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My 2012 planner

It's just a month away till 2012! In order to help me organize in whatever I'm doing, to accompany me is my new 2012 planner. But before that let me share some stuff I bought last Sunday when I went to SM with Jaja.

My only purpose of going to the mall last Sunday was to buy a new pair of school shoes. Unaware that I was seeing a lot at the stationery section. Ended up buying these. So much for the resisting.

You see, I have this obsession with cute pens and pencils of different kinds. I kinda have this thing with them that I tend to buy and buy a lot but I never use them. I just collect them. Here's two to add up to my collection.
This cute football eraser and pencil really caught my eye. Just have to buy it!
No questions asked, it's green. What more can I say.
I even bought a new permanent marker with refill so I don't have to buy a new one whenever it run out of ink. 
 Every woman loves Paris, and this one adds up to my anything-Paris-related stuff. It's so cute!

And the most awaited planner is here! My Harry Potter 2012 planner! It was actually my sister Jaja who saw this one. I was busy looking for a chalk container when she told me that she knows what my 2012 planner should be. Then she brought me to one of the shelves and there I saw it with matching "tada" sounds the Harry Potter 2012 planner. And there I was again, one happy Potterhead.
It's so awesome! And one of a kind! So happy with my purchase. It's only 170php. So cheap and so worth it! At least I'm not like every one else who's so hung up with the Starbucks planner or the Belle de Jour. Was supposed to get the SB planner or the BDJ, but this planner is really something. A must-have kung baga. :)

-Tinay xx


Math week

It's the time for us Math majors to show everyone what we're made of!

Let me start off with how busy we are. We have our college classes, in-campus practicum and off-campus practicum. Plus Math week! I don't even know how we survived it all. But at least for now I'm a little bit okay with the fact that it's over and it was a success, despite all the bumpy moments.

The preparation was one of the hardest things we've encountered. We started from scratch and didn't know how to start. Even with deciding for the theme of the event, we were having a very hard time. Until we decided on a theme that we think is perfectly fine, Transformath: Mathematics and Technology Systematizing Lives for a Better World.

I think I don't have any photos of us preparing for Math week. I was a little bit lazy to bring my can though. Haha. But I do have the photos during the events.

First event is Math-Me-Up. It's like cosplay but with a math-slash-computer twist. Instead of playing the role of an anime, the students are to play the role of a mathematician but in a robot way. Sounds fun ei!

We also have this thing called Matheknolohiya. A group of students per class is to make their own backdrop. We provided them the katya, where they're supposed to do their design and they were asked to bring their own materials. They just have to make sure that their design is in lined with the theme, of course.

One of the anticipated events on a Math week is the Amazing Math Race. It is an event where students really exerted effort, plus sweat. The students and participating 3rd year math majors did a round trip inside the UST campus, from España to Dapitan to Lacson to P.Noval to experience the Amazing Math Race. I was actually on the race because I was taking pictures. Haha. Tiring!

We also had a few shots of our last practice for our performance on the eve of the culminating day.

And a separate blog about our third event, which is the Wear it all Begins, posted here. :)

The day has come! Our math culminating day! Here are just some of the photos during the said day. We had the whole day for ourselves and for our students. The morning part was dedicated for one of our events, the Whiz Kids Challenge or in other words a math/computer quiz bee but an interactive one. In the afternoon, we started the event with our dashing Wear it all Begins candidates. The students ramped with their owned designs tops and jeans.

We, Math majors, did our own production number! Yay that! Some of us sung Bizarre Love Triangle and Everything You Do. And below, is She, Ponzi and Me rapping Super Bass. You got that! And our very own dance prod. We were all dancing. Imagine that! Hahaha. It was a mixture of old school upbeat songs and current upbeat songs.

And there you have it. Math week 2011 is over. :)

Wait wait wait! At the end of the day we were all like .....

Screaming for tinapay! Tinapay! Tinapay! Hahaha. Only us know the story behind that. Haha. :))

Thank you very much to all the people involved in making this event successful. We owe you bigtime!

-Tinay xx

Wear it all Begins

Hello there students! This is Ms. Kristine Bulatao in duty. Hahaha. Weird.

Wear it all Begins is one of the events for our Math week. It was actually my idea. I remember proposing this idea to Apol during Alexine's birthday. It was almost midnight and we're still at Jollibee talking about Math week suddenly I thought about this event. Why don't we ask the students to design their own clothes and let them do a fashion show ramping their own-designed stuff? Then during one of our meetings for the Math week, it was approved. Yay!

It really is one of my dreams to organize a mini-fashion show. And there you have it. Half-contented. :)

Well, not fully contented, because I had a few problems with some sort of stuff that I'll never tell you. :P Haha. Though I had problems with my co-teachers and the fact that some things are happening that I don't know! Whatever. I'm happy with everything na rin naman and it was a huge success too.

So we had a photoshoot days before the culminating day. Of course I had to head the photos processing thing.

I welcome you our Wear it all Begins boys candidates!

 And our girls candidates!

But our competition isn't about being solo. They have to compliment themselves as a pair. And here are their final pair shots!

Our grand champion is 3rd year Justice! Congratulations! :)

We also had some special awards like, voters' choice which goes to 4th year Respect, princess of the crowd goes to 3rd year Dignity girl and prince of the crowd goes to 3rd year Justice boy and the photogenic award goes to 1st year Piety girl and 4th year Respect boy.

Once again congratulations to all the winners and participants! Thank you very much!

-Tinay xx