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I have no creative nor productive juice flowing in me today, well make that for the last 7 days. All I can think of is going home to the Republic of Pinas. I don’t want to answer calls anymore. The sad thing is, I am one On Duty tomorrow. Its a half day thing only so I can bear it. But starting next week I will force my Supervisor to disable my sign in codes and start processing my Last Minute Vacation Clearances. So help me God.

Gusto ko nang umuwi………….

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SLOW DAY

Its a slow day today here in the office.

The sun manages to peek out of the clouds every now and then.

I have two pending refunds to make but the Accounting system isn’t working fine so I can’t process them.

I replied to one message in my Friendster account and have added Zsa Zsa Padilla, Candy Pangilinan and Jun Lana in my Multiply account. I would’ve loved to have Leah Salonga in my Multiply but I think she isn’t accepting any Friend Requests in Multiply.

Gotta check too if Rob in Riyadh is in Riyadh. I wanna see his pictures during his vacation.

The only thing I am excited about today is watching the series Ghost Whisperer tonight.


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PRETTY WOMAN

I watched Pretty Woman again last night on TV for millionth time. And amazingly, even if I knew how it was going to end, I still finish the movie. I’ve dug up some trivia about the movie that I think you will enjoy reading:

  • The opera Richard Gere takes Julia Roberts to is La Traviata, which is about a prostitute who falls in love with a wealthy man.
  • Julia Roberts‘s head was superimposed on Shelley Michelle‘s body for the poster. Richard Gere‘s hair is brown on the poster, but graying in the movie.
  • Richard Gere is actually playing the piano. He also composed the piece of music that is played.
  • The sports car that Richard Gere borrows at the beginning of the movie is a Lotus Esprit.
  • An early version of the script had Vivian addicted to cocaine; part of the deal was that she had to stay off it for a week. She needed the money to go to Disneyland. Edward eventually throws her out of his car and drives off. The movie was scripted to end with Vivian and her prostitute friend on the bus to Disneyland.
  • Director Cameo: [Garry Marshall] the voice over of the man digging through the trash outside of “Stallone’s” house (dubbed due to poor sound quality).
  • Richard Gere started off much more active in his role, but Garry Marshall took him aside and said “No, no, no. Richard. In this movie, one of you moves. And one of you doesn’t. Guess which one you are?”
  • When Stuckey slams the door to his car they actually had to replace it, because the window broke.
  • The red coat that Vivian wears was bought for $30 from a movie usher in the street shortly before filming.
  • In the final scene, Edward “serenades” Vivian with a recording of an aria from La Traviata. The aria has a vocal solo followed by the theme on strings and trumpet. That arrangement was not from the original opera but adapted for the movie.
  • Ralph Bellamy‘s final movie.
  • The movie which Vivian is watching before going downstairs to find Edward is Charade (1963) starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.
  • When Edward (Richard Gere) snaps the necklace case down on Vivian’s (Julia Roberts) fingers, was improvised by Gere, and Roberts’ reaction (laughter) was totally natural. The filmmakers liked it so much, they decided to leave it in.
  • The car that Edward picks up Vivian in belonged to producer Nancy Gross.
  • The film’s working title was “$3,000”.
  • Christopher Reeve was originally considered for the Edward Lewis role.
  • Al Pacino also turned down the role of Edward Lewis.
  • Valeria Golino was originally offered the role of Vivian but turned it down. She was the finalist along with Julia Roberts
  • Molly Ringwald was originally offered the role of Vivian but turned it down.
  • Disney didn’t want Julia Roberts for the role of Vivian, instead they wanted Meg Ryan.
  • In the shots of the city in the very beginning, you will notice that some of the neon letters in the hotel where Vivian lives are burned out. The only remaining lighted letters spell “HO”.
  • The necklace that Vivian wears to the opera really cost $250,000. While filming, a security man from the jewelry store equipped with a gun was constantly standing behind the director.
  • Daryl Hannah turned down the part of Vivian as she felt it denigrated women.
  • Voted #4 Must See Movie of all time by listeners of Capital FM in London.
  • While shooting the scene where Vivianne (Julia Roberts) is laying down on the floor of Edward’s penthouse, watching old “I Love Lucy” (1951) re-runs, in order to achieve a genuine laughter, Director Garry Marshall had to tickle Roberts’s feet (out of camera range) to get her to laugh so hysterically.
  • When Edward is reading to Vivian in the park, he’s reading Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29 to her. This sonnet is better known by its first line, “When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes.”
  • During the scene where Julia Roberts sings along to Prince in the bath tub sliding down and dunking her head under the bubbles, Julia came up and opened her eyes and saw that everyone had left even the cameraman (who got the shot).
  • During the lovemaking scene Julia Roberts got so nervous a visible vein popped out of her forehead. Director Garry Marshall got into bed with Julia and Richard Gere. Marshall and Gere massaged her forehead until the vein disappeared. Julia also broke into hives and was given calamine lotion until they were finally able to shoot the scene.

MY COUNTDOWN BEGINS

25 days more to go till my vacation !!!!!

Siyempre excited ako. Nag start na akong mag impake exactly one month before my vacation, just so that I would not forget anything. I do not plan to carry much luggage with me, kaya nga ako nagpa-cargo ng boxes para hindi na ako magbitbit eh. I just hope I really dont forget anything.

25 days more to go !!!!!!!!! 

Giniginaw ako, Bernard and Albert on our way to lunch
Me again with Albert and Marjoon

MGA BANAT NI INDAY

“I stay awake in the coldness of the darkened sky contemplating why, for some reasons, has my emptiness made itself manifests, extending to that niche where I was given life and growth, that because of austerity I was made separated from…” 
           Inday… hindi makatulog dahil nahohomesick 
  
 “I am solitary. I find it hard to succumb into slumber, though the downpour of rain should’ve made it easy. This exuberant emotional glue I have for you, cannot be simply washed away. The multiplicity of what I feel for you is inevitable. This isn’t platonic. It’s real, true romance.” 
    Inday, nageemote sa may bintana, habang iniisip si Dodong, ang boyfriend niya 
   
“The statute restricts me to love you but you have the provocation. The way you smile is the proximate cause why I love you. We have some rules to think of. We have no vested rights to love each other because the upper household dismissed my petition!” 
     ganiito nakipagbreak si Inday kay Dodong (driver ng kapitbahay) 

Amo: Inday bumili ka nga ng mga isda.. o nga pla inglesira ka… would you please purchase many fishes for our this week’s meals? 
Inday: Judging from your statement I believe you meant a variety of fish. The term “fishes”, although rarely and even erroneously used, connotes a plethora or an array of different kinds of the aforementioned gilled creatures. But the more pressing questions before I traveresed the road to the wet market would be: What certain type of fish? Fillet or not? Frozen or just right smack the day’s catch? (Pauses) Aaah… by manner of careful extrapolation, given the meager budget in this houshold’s quasi-peasant middle class taste, I assume then I will source the staple “galewng-gowng”. Am I correct? 
 Amo: Leche!
 
Inday: You meant the freshwater milkfish? Then the “ba-ngooz” is it!   
 
“La vida no es una broma actualmente. El dinero es tan duro de pasar. Puede usted bajar el precio parci mi? Soy ya su compradora avido diario por favor?  
    si Inday tumatawad sa merkado ng isinama siya ng amo sa España 

*Drunken shrimp and blue lobster meat with caviar serve with milagrosa rice (red avriety) and apricot sauce *Vegetables in balsamic vinegar splashed with extra virgin olive *Lychee and peach salad with sour cream cheese topped with lemon zests 
         baon ni Junior sa daycare na inihanda ni Inday  
 
“Bloody hell!!! What the f*ck did just landed on my cutie top? I mean I’ve spent all day just to make myself look fabulous. I think I’ll have this eewy thing removed in a whip wham of time!”  
         reaction ni Inday nung natalsikan sya ng mantika habang nagluluto ng tilapia 
  
“Ipomea aquatica has become the constant ingredient to this Filipino delicacy which is very helpful in the digestion during the peristaltic process of the food we intake. Due to the continuous rains and floods, the harvest of the said vegetable has lessen the production in the market.”  
         banat ni Inday kung bakit walang “kangkong” sa nilutong sinigang 

“Heavy fire that exerted by the stimulus affect the best conductor of heat which is the steel, causing the “oriza sativa” which is the scientific name of rice to change its state of color, smell as well as the taste.”   sagot ni Inday nang tanungin siya ng amo kung bakit nasunog ang sinaing“Off you go! Under no circumstance this house would relent to such unabashed display of vagrant destitution!”          si Inday, pinapaalis ang makulit na pulubi sa gate… (Taray talaga ni Inday!) 
   
“Allergens triggered the immune response. Eosinophilic migration occurs to the reaction site and release of chemotactic and anaphylotoxin including histamine and prostaglandins. These substance results to increase circulation to the site promoting redness.” 
    sagot ni inday nun tanungin ni sir kung bakit may rashes si Junior 
   
Amo: Day! Bakit may bukol si Junior?! 
Inday: Compromising safety with useless aesthetics, the not-so-well engineered architectural design of our kitchen lavatory affected the boy’s cranium with a slight boil at the left temple near the auditory organ. 
Amo: (Di nakareact) “Dear Mom, 
Had it not been for the smelling salt, I must have collapsed moment ago. Junior has become a little monster to me. Remember the head accident he had? As if it wasn’t enough, he was summoned by the principal of his shabily run academe. Oh such an erudite bunch of baboons! I never lot being a governess can be such a strenuous employ.
 
Your daughter,
Inday” 
 
“Dear Inday, 
Walanghiya ka! Magpadala ka ng pera! Nasa ospital nanay mo, dumugo ang ilong kababasa ng pesteng sulat mo!
 
Tatay

Mister: Bakit tuwing pag-uwi ko, nadadatnan kitang nanunuod ng TV??!!!

Inday: Because I don’t want you to see me doing absolutely nothing! 
 
Amo: Inday di ba nanood ka ng The Buzz kahapon? Bkit daw umalis si Angel Locsin sa GMA7?
 
Inday: Sometimes people choose to leave not because of selfish reasons but because they just know that things will get worse if they’ll stay. Leaving can be a tough act and it’s harder when people can’t understand you for doing so.

“Physical stress and excessive work may result to serious damage to one’s body. It is therefore essential that once in a while we take a break from our usual routine to replenish the lost energy we once had.”

   sabi ni Inday sa amo noong humingi siya ng dayoff

Misis: Inday, bakit mo binenta yung sirang silya?

Inday: I have computed the chair’s fair value less cost to sell, and the value in use using projections for 5 years and a pre-tax discount rate. Accordingly, the value in use is lower, so I decided to sell the chair. This in accordance with PAS18 on Revenue, PAS16 on Property, Plant, and Equipment, and PAS36 on Impairment of Assets!

Misis: ADIK ka talaga Inday! 


PERFECT (my version)

Hey dad look at me (anong nakikita mo)
Think back and talk to me (wish ko lang di ka drunk)
Did I grow up according to plan? (medyo nalihis ng slight di ba)
And do you think I’m wasting my time doing things I wanna do? (but i get paid for this)
But it hurts when you disapprove all along (hindi na masiyado pero may kurot pa rin)

And now I try hard to make it (for my own sake)
I just want to make you proud (I am way past that)
I’m never gonna be good enough for you (apparently I am better)
I can’t pretend that I’m alright (I am though pretending)
And you can’t change me (You definitely tried)

‘Cuz we lost it all (Long time ago)
Nothing lasts forever (totoo ito)
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect (I tried but I can’t)
Now it’s just too late and We can’t go back (Maybe its for the best)
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect (I can only be me)

Can you tell I have Dad issues?