"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Saturday, February 11, 2006


Where do I begin
To tell the story of how great a love can be,
The sweet love story that is older than the sea...?

-- theme from Love Story

last weekend, me and my gal pals from high school were supposed to knockout a bottle of tequila. we thought better and opted for a food trip (with "emotional" sidetrips) and a movie marathon instead.

having set our minds to ignore the liquor stand and the tempting bottles of vodka, we explored the food section and bought black forest ice cream, vegetable salad, fresh milk, french fries, chicken hotdogs, pancit canton, jelly ace, cornicks, potato chips, ridges, cheese rings, marshmallows, grapes, mangoes...

hours later, we got comfortable in front of the tv set, munching whatever we could grab and blabbing whatever we could blab about as we waited for the stories of the "old" movies to unfold...

we started our movie marathon with reality bites (1994) -- a trip down memory lane with winona ryder, ethan hawke, ben stiller and the "so-90's" soundtrack. we giggled when we heard my sharona (this song just brings a lot of very funny high school memories), listened closely to tempted, went "awwww... naks" with baby, i love your way, and sang with lisa loeb during the end credits because of stay.

we were supposed to watch before sunrise (1995) and before sunset (2004), too, but i did not bring my "before movies" boxset (sue me!). thus, what could have been a movie marathon of ethan hawke starrers didn't happen. instead, we went further back to the past with walt disney's the little mermaid (1989).

What would I give to live where you are?
What would I pay to stay here beside you?
What would I do to see you smiling at me?

we wondered how we got giddy over prince eric and ariel's love story back then. with the likes of nemo and corpse bride already around, the little mermaid animation looks too old now... but the soundtrack is still something.

Under the sea, under the sea... darlin' it's better down where it's wetter, take it from me... Up on the shore they work all day, out in the sun they slave away while we devote full time to floating under the sea...

we slept for awhile after the first cd and when we woke up, we popped in the second cd and got to see sebastian the crustacean again, singing...

Sha la la la la la, don't be scared
You got the mood prepared
Go on and kiss the girl...

awwww... just kiss the girl! kiss the girl, quick! the little mermaid. so girly. so girly. hehehe.

hoy, where's the milk?

while having a very tummy-filling breakfast, we went further back to the past and had love story (1970). love means never having to say you're sorry. awwww... senti. in between trying to really catch the lines said by oliver the preppy and his jenny, we paid attention to the "nostalgia-inducing" musical score as it played several times during the movie -- hearts could either fly or die with a score like that -- no wonder it won an oscar.

then, there was annie (1982) -- the movie that came out in the same year we were born, ha ha ha...

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love yah, tomorrow...
You're always a day away...

annie's "tomorrow" must be the official theme song of those who are prone to procrastinate.

note: just in case you're wondering, this good weekend with the beautiful and "ang b-baby" gal pals ended with my feeling the pain.


because i'm a tag victim...

the tag says:
The tagged victim has to come up with 8 different points of their perfect lover. Need to mention the sex of the target. Tag 8 victims to join this game & leave a comment on their comments saying they’ve been tagged. If tagged the 2nd time, there’s no need to post again.

the target: male human being

the 8 points:

:: has to be cool and crazy... (most of the time, that is); has to be tolerant of occasional stupidity and eccentricity.

:: has to meet the "IQ prerequisite". if he exceeds it, the better. (it would definitely be better if he does not suffer from "IQ-EQ mismatch", hehehe). smart. witty. intelligent slash cerebral slash geeky WITH CONSCIENCE AND A HEART. in other words, level-headed.

:: faithful. to me. to his ideals. to me. to me. to me. hehehe.

:: adventurous and fun-loving.

:: loving and sweet and... what else? nah, not someone who will be breathing down my neck 24/7.

:: master communicator. verbal and non-verbal communication skills have to be more than satisfactory.

:: spiritually healthy.

:: has to be someone who looks pleasing to my eyes; has to have nice eyes, nice smile, and a body to die for. FYI, i have a very unreliable eyesight, hahaha. that means, if someone gets a point for having good looks, it really doesn't mean much... so duh.

p.s. you're all tagged. yes, i know i'm not really following instructions.


  1. i just realized na daghan pa au ug pagkaon ilaa rowcey na wa nakaon...hmmmm....

    sa uulitin! ga-crave nasad ko ug foodtrip trip!

  2. i love movie marathons, but i like them done in the company of no one but myself. maglagot man gud ko kung naa'y saba ba. hehehe:)


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