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I’m so going!

Blocked October 15th for this:

You still have five days to e-mail Kat Lorenzo (kittykat_lnzo8@yahoo.com) and have your name included on the list. Come on, it’ll be fun!

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A feeble attempt to be the next Internet sensation

My friend, Harold and I go way back. We’ve known each other since 6th grade but we didn’t had the time to catch up after grade school graduation. We crossed paths again after finishing college and kept in touch through Facebook and BBM along with our other childhood friends since then.

Now the thing that surprised me with this guy is that he actually sings well. He can easily belt out a Guy Sebastian or anything to that level—and the guy didn’t even take formal voice lessons! Unbelievable.

A few weeks back, we toyed at the thought of doing an acoustic cover. He’ll do vocals, naturally, and I’ll do guitar duties. It was a loose plan that went on for days until we decided to skip work one day and just do it.

So after deciding to film inside his bathroom (for a guy, he keeps a pretty spotless toilet), propping up his bedroom lamp for a touch of ehem.. nice lighting, throwing in a couple of bean bag chairs, a quick run-through, and a thousand takes, this is the end result:

Err.. Not at our finest, I must admit. And like what I have posted on Facebook, we’re not professionals so bawal mag-judge!

All that singing and strumming all day made us crave for some yummy lemon chicken. So before driving home, we stopped by at a North Park branch somewhere in Makati. Yes, we were too starved to figure out where exactly we were.

I must say that this was such a fun and gratifying experience. It felt good to do something out of the usual office-home routine. I highly suggest you guys give it a try–It’ll make you sane, I swear!

So if you’re corporate burnouts like Harold and I, push yourself to re-engage with the things you love doing. Don’t work too much—life isn’t supposed to be like that. It’s supposed to be spent with the people you love and the things that make you feel alive. Think about it.

Stay safe, kids!

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Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘nevers.’ -Amy Poehler

Yesterday, I was at my beloved Adamson University, my college alumni, to pick up my ultra-heavyweight, super-duper thick yearbook. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision so I had to hurry back to work, which, by the way, really blew. Must schedule another drop-by soon.

Anyhoot, that impromptu visit deserves a whole new post. So before I get too sentimental and all, I’m just gonna share with you this amazing commencement speech by the hysterical Amy Poehler for now. I know, another shared video. Duh.

Harvard University’s class of 2011 surely was in for a laugh. What a way to end the student life!

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Day 10 – Songs I listen to when you I'm happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad etc.

It’s my birthday week, you guys! If you have been paying attention to this extremely silly blog of mine, I have been incredibly late in posting my entries. It’s a good thing I don’t have an editor as strict as Miranda Priestly; No one to rush me to meet deadlines! Ah, the joys of keeping a personal blog.

Anyway, on to the challenge! My little third generation iPod Nano (Remind me to name her. Yes, it’s a girl.) accompanies me wherever I go. In fact, it has become part of me, I feel naked when I forget my iPod at home.

Because I am moody as the Philippine  weather, I always put my iPod on shuffle. I play songs whichever fit my liking at that moment. But it’s usually:

Eraserheads, Paramore, Slipknot, Parokya ni Edgar etc. when I feel rocking my brains out.

Timbaland, T-Pain, Flo-rida, Justin Timberlake, and the like when I need some perking up in the morning and sleepy afternoons.

Usher, Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, and such when I just want to chill out.

How ’bout you? What songs do you listen to? Maybe we have something in common.

(Wondering what the 30-day Blog Challenge is? Click here.)

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My favorite twins are back!

Hullo, Sweet Valley babies! I have great news for you: The Wakefield twins will grace the bookshelves next year after hundreds of decades. I have been a Sweet Valley series fan ever since I first picked up and read Jessica + Jessica = Trouble at the age of 9 so my reaction will be quite banal: Ecstatic.

I grew up reading about their lives as children..

Middle-schoolers..

Teenagers with raging hormones..

To college undergrads.

Thanks to my cousin’s vast collection of Sweet Valley series, I have followed Jessica and Elizabeth’s lives from being seven-year-olds to nineteens. I’m an Elizabeth at heart, by the way.

Sneak peek

Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later is, I think, a far cry from the usual teeny-bopper-ish temperature compared to the older editions. The twins are in their late twenties here, after all. It’s possible that the tone would be serious, more adult-like.

Many of you would mock or scoff due to its shallow nature of the stories but these books fueled my intense love for reading, writing, and anything related to English literature. It’s also my little guilty pleasure. So thank you, Francine Pascal. Your work might not be as deep as any Sidney Sheldon or Paulo Coelho in the world but you will remain as one of my favorite authors of all time.

Anyway, if you want to read the sneak preview of the book, drop me a line at the Comments section and I’ll send you the first chapter (in PDF format) via e-mail.

And then, we wait until March 2011. Timer starts now.

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