Saturday, September 30, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
I thought we'd already seen all sorts of typhoons in the Philippines, but I guess Milenyo wanted to set himself apart from the others.
Almost twenty-four hours without electricity! How's that for making a statement?
Last night, Santi, Krissy and I went around BF and then Sucat looking for an open internet cafe. But as anyone with half a brain should have known, everything was closed. But addicts are addicts I tell you.
So now I'm typing this post with the most pathetic grin on my face. Conveniently forgetting the fact that just a few hours ago, I was almost in tears because of inis.
Ahhh...the power of the net. I love you baby!
I had my hair cut a few days ago and then interviewed Ruby Gan for Kikay Exchange's October Feature.
Watch out for the full interview in a few days!
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
(Scene when I dialled 89-100, BPI's 24 hour hotline, just a few minutes ago)
Jill: Hi. There's something wrong with the bills payment site. It says I haven't enrolled any bills but when I try to enroll a bill, it would then say that it's already enrolled.
Chuck the Phonebanker: Let me just check the site mam. Please hold. (after a few seconds) You're right mam I've logged in to my own account and the enrolled merchants list isn't showing. I'll just ask my OIC, let me just hold you...I mean put you on hold.
How's that for a Fruedian slip? hahahahaha!
I could learn to like Phonebanker Chuck. After all, he just told me I was right and that he's into cuddling. Definitely my kind of guy!
Sunday, September 24, 2006
It's been a very long weekend.
First, there was the despedida then barops and then more barops. I've been noticeably absent from the house these past three days, that my dad called me this morning while I was in front of La Salle and basically demanded that I drag my ass back home ASAP. Hence, no beerops for me.
G and I spent the night sleeping at the floor of the Portia HQ at the Traders Hotel. It was carpeted and we did have pillows and a blanket, but it's not an experience I would want to go through again.
I was tasked to deliver the PM tips to a sis when she came out for her lunch/cigarette break. That meant getting the tips, photocopying them and then waiting in front of the gate while standing on top of the center island. Yup, fun times right there.
I never knew that there were that many law schools in the Philippines. I must have lost count after the 20th banner we passed. Who would have thought that that many people really wanted to become lawyers? Why does everyone covet that title? A question I've also asked myself countless of times. Particularly after five hours of studying for the next day's class.
However, a quick chat with an acquaintance I ran into today revealed a not-so-encouraging fact about the legal profession. According to Lesley, the pay isn't really as spectacular as everyone expects (think: call center). This, after you study for four extra years and then take the bar. It seems counter-intuitive but all the stress doesn't automatically equate to big bucks.
Being my pragmatic self, if I had known this sooner, I wonder if I would have still gone through all the rigors of law school?
But something tells me I probably would have still entered law school. I'd like to say that I would have done so because I liked challenging myself and I cherished the idea of academic growth but no. I did so because I had nothing better to do.
And that's the trouble with not having a burning ambition to fuel your life with.
The usual "Charmed" shot with Rizza and Peachy. This time, with Randy's hand making an unexpected appearance.
A little girl on girl action right here.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
I had this whole speech prepared, but now that I'm actually in front of the PC all I can say is: Eleven years and a ten minute walk away. But nada. It was me. It was him. Then there were the third persons every now and then. We connected but never really jived. So different yet so alike.
And it didn't help that we had a veritable pep squad screaming at the sidelines.
Of course I thought of the coulda-shoulda-wouldas but then I snapped out of it and realized that everything happened for a reason. The reason being that we would have killed each other even before our first "monthsary".
And jail time is no fun.
But in spite of all the drama, feigned aloofness, miscommunication and a never-ending desire to just bash his head against the wall, I really will miss the retard. After all, it's been eleven years and a ten minute walk away.
Bon Voyage John!
Thursday, September 21, 2006
I've been to school three times this week, four counting this upcoming Saturday. I suddenly feel like a student again :p
But my quasi-vacation is ending soon because the second semester is fast approaching and that means I'll be interning at OLA again (hello hot courtrooms and endless stream of clients!) as well as finally buckling down to review for next year's Bar exam.
Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. I had so much time to work on my new sites (Kikay Exchange and Movie Exchange). Hung out with the kids when they visited and even tagged along with them to Bacolod and Cebu.
Alrighty, gotta start my long overdue research paper now.
It's the last bar weekend. Natapos din ang paghihirap. Go blockmates!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Who knew that writing a paper could be this arduous?! The ironic thing is that Law and Econ IS a very interesting subject and Sir Leonen IS one of my top three favorite professors, still, when push comes to shove, writing the required 1-2 page, single-spaced, any topic derived from the assigned readings paper, is as enjoyable as poking yourself in the eye.
Of course, I have to gripe about my piddling paper right after the Bar weekend thus making it seem more insignificant than it already is.
Anyway, I've got around two inches of text left to go before I reach the bottom of the first page. I think I'll take a nap first and then resume this charade after a few hours.
On a more positive note, it's weird how even if I don't see my high school friends as often as I'd like to, when I do get the chance to see them, it's almost as if no time has passed at all. Mush.
Note to self: Post "class" pic when (if?) Niel sends a copy
Since I'm already rambling, let me just end this by saying that acid reflux/heartburn is horrible! I thought I was going to die this weekend because of the constant pressure on my chest worsened by the fact that I could only take shallow breaths because a deep breath meant a sharp, stinging sensation in my chest. And all along, I thought that acid reflux was just something that Ashlee Simpson invented as an excuse for her inability to sing live.
But it's ok boys and girls, fret not because the Jill is better now.
Friday, September 15, 2006
And just like that I suddenly have a new phone :)
I guess it's time to say goodbye to my third-hand, rickety and squeaky Nokia and then say hello Moto to my purty, purty new phone.
The saying: Napatumbling sa tuwa succinctly expresses how I feel now.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Get a chance to win two bottles of sunblock from Beach Hut by joining our contest at Kikay Exchange.
Good luck boys and girls!
The contest is limited to non-registered contributors of Kikay Exchange who are based in the Philippines (sorry, shipping expenses can be quite a hassle).
Monday, September 11, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Last time we went to Sonia's Garden we saw Sonia herself attending to her guests. This time we went to Ming's Garden and who should we see but the former first lady in the flesh! She's such a gracious lady and a fine example of who should inhabit Malacanang (without her husband of course :p)
Friday, September 08, 2006
There's something wrong on RJ TV. Where is Jojo A?!?
Who the hell are Monica Llamas and Jorel Tan?!?!?!?!?! And why have they been hosting the most annoyingly amusing show on Philippine television for the past two days now?
There's a reason why All the Way is the "success" that it has become, and it's not Monica Llamas and Jorel Tan.
RJ please bring Jojo A. back. Pretty please :C
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Check out my parents and lolo's pics from Maui.
Oh wow!!! Those pics were taken from this place in Maui which boasts of having the best sunrise evah.
I'm officially dying of envy now. *sniff!*
Thanks to Kuya Oliver for uploading the pictures!
Friday, September 01, 2006
My parents have been in hawaii for almost a week now and they've been sending us text messages like:
"Maui is a beautiful place, truly a tourist's haven. The streets are wide and paved and there are surfers everywhere."
"We're now in fancy restaurant (but without rice) for Sophia's baptism. It's Oliver's treat. We miss all of you."
These messages are definitely a far cry from their usual text messages of:
"Aym hir" and "Nasan ka na? Umuwi ka na."
It must be all that pineapple.
Why is it when I'm surfing gossip sites or lurking in the Girltalk forum, 3 hours can pass by in a snap.
But when I'm going through SCRA cases, particularly those involving Trust Receipt Agreements, an hour seems to drag on and on.
And that is relativity boys and girls.
Bar na bukas!
Good luck blockies and batchmates!