Sunday, December 28, 2008

champagne beer day!

23 on 23

champagne birthday - the day when the age one turns and the date of birth coincides.

i happily turned 23 on december champagne beer day! i've never been this excited to turn a year older ever! i'm one of those lucky people who has their birth dates on the 21-31 range. you sure did not do get something awesome when you turned 5 on the 5th, right? what do you know, you're freakin 5! anyways, champagne birthdays only happens once so you gotta make the best out of it. how did i par on making my champagne birthday awesome? i posted a birthday wish list on my facebook and multiply pages. yeah i know, i know - what a freeloading ass, kind of a sponge, moocher, moocheroo, kapalmuks., etc. newsflash buddy boy.....i don't give a shit! i'm turning 23, damn it! lol and surprisingly enough, it's happening. even friends on the other side of the planet would want to send me something. word.
here's what on that list...
  • brand new earphones for my ipod (hand me down earphones are just unsanitary)
  • equilibrium dvd
  • mamma mia dvd (thanks, cathy)
  • passing strange original broadway cast album
  • britney spears concert tickets (scratch this one because tickets went sold out after 14 mins.)
  • burberry perfume - the beat
  • the dark knight dvd (thanks in advance, din! i'm also getting this one on blu-ray from my sister)
  • horton hears a who dvd (thanks, zoletas)
  • into the wild soundtrack
  • aldo gift card - at least $30 (yes, there is a price range)
  • scrubs season 6
  • house season 3
  • private practice season 1
  • pushing daisies season 1
  • multiple blessings: surviving to thriving twins and sextuplets - this is the jon & kate gosselin book.
  • a luggage name tag holder (for a travel junkie like me, you would think that i should have this one already eh?)
  • rosetta stone: spanish
  • you can also take me to the movies and see the curious case of benjamin button, milk, or doubt
  • lucky me pancit canton chilimansi flavor (this is the popular one. ate hae, lance, maan, ate sharon...thanks in advance)
  • idina menzel cd - i stand
  • any bethany dillon cd

i also have a christmas wish list for our annual gift exchange and i got what i really wanted from that list. tina got me mamma mia, how i met your mother s3 and 30 rock s2. aylavet! ailee also got me the office s4.

apparently, there's still a handful of gift options on that list. so if you could forget about worldvision for a minute and think about me and my wish list, that'll be great lol oh man that was such a horrible thing to say. but damn it i'm 23! *evil laugh*

this beer day's first greeter was amna landayto. yay! amna is a friend from highschool from a different highschool. go figure. this first greeter thing that i keep track of never fails to surprise me every year. i remember back in the motherland, i would always wait til the clock strikes 12 before i greet someone. i believe that that way the greeting is not just a greeting. a simple effort comes along with it that makes the celebrant feel extra special...ispeysyul if you will lol anyway, quick recap: 2004 - zabrina caya; 2005 - zach lucero; 2006 - meishe ricohermoso & edison flores; 2007 - irene tan-gurango.

a larger than life love and merci beaucoup goes to everyone who made me feel special on that one day that i claim i rightfully own. also to the loving dude upstairs who keeps me sane, thanks for blessing me with another cramazing year to look forward to and for filling my life with wonderful untradeable people to share awesome experiences with.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

a good friend

metro ran an article a month ago about how to become a better friend. i'm feeling really chese-illy nostalgic right now so as lame is it may seem, this is no crap fest at all. i can be adorably lame when it comes to my friends, you know?

anyway, how does one become a better friend?
  • be truly interested in the other person: listen more and talk less.
  • extend yourself: go out of your way with time, favours, and support.
  • be honest: always cover their back. if their mate is cheating on them, tell them.
  • never reveal their confidences or gossip about them.
  • look out for them: if they need a job, keep an eye out for opportunities.
  • avoid relentless complaining: it's tiresome and draining to listen to.
  • cut your friends some slack: they too have other family, career, community, and friends pulling on their time.
  • don't wait for the time to be with your friends...make the time. (not bragging but i am, without a doubt, good on this one.)

quoting james mcavoy from wanted, "what the f have you done lately?"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


can you remember how your parents would make you eat all the vegetables you can possibly consume?

this morning at work, it dawned at me how necessary it is to be listening to my mom while she raves about eating vegetables... specifically squash (kalabasa). all i can remember about the awesomeness that is squash is how good it is for your eyes. when i was little, whenever my mom cooks her very delicious pinakbet, she would always try to make me and my sister eat as much squash as we can. i bet if only she could, she'll shove it into our mouth. one time, my uncle brought lots of kalabasa (squash) from cavite. for a second there, i thought we'll be having pakbet for the next 2 months. so my mom, who's always wearing her smarty pants, decided she'll make squash flans. seriously? squash flans? turns out, it's not bad at all. it was really delicous. who would've thought that you can make squash flans?

anyways, the reason for this segue is that i think my vision went up a couple of grades. i'm not sure if it's just because of the lack of sleep (yeah. would you believe that i still haven't recuperated from last saturday?) or my diabetes (which i'm handling very well) or just my eyes. if it's the latter, i'll have to decide whether to get contacts or stick with specs.

man, should've really listened to mom. i am now paying the price.

for the wages of not eating your squash is your vision.

Monday, December 1, 2008

how did i end my november?

i ended it with the announcement that one of my bestfriends' engagement. yahoong yahoo!

yes, my very very good friend, claudine, is not wearing a big ass ring on her left ring finger. i am so happy and very excited for her and johnson. i was, literally, jumping and clapping when i read her sms. i could just imagine her having the huge smile duct taped on her face. i told her to watch her smile because people who doesn't know her might think that she's gone crazy in the head lol

her wedding is going to be in the summer of 2010. that gives me enough time to get into shape. yeeeaaaah!

man, we are growing up. aylavet!

blogging from work

i've been working at a different office since last week and i must say that i'm having a fun office time over here. my original office (elan data makers) sent me here (united way) to help out with their donations processing. i get to do that whole casual friday thing hehe. people here, at united way, are very nice and accomodating. i am sharing a cubcile with 3 other ladies. i have my own desk and phone (holla!) too. i'll working here until the 24th then after that i'll be back at my original office. oh and i also get to have this...

Mary Ruth Diaz
Data Entry Assistant
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region
10020 - 108 St
Edmonton, AB T5J 1K6
Tel: 780.990.1000
Fax: 780.990.0203

bongga! yeah yeah they got my name wrong (it should be "maryruth". one word) but it's all good. it's not like i'll be working here forever.