"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."

Sunday, January 20, 2008


"Each forward step we take
we leave some phantom of ourselves behind."

--John Lancaster Spalding

i just remembered that i've been given an assignment by one of my fellow bloggers. i'm supposed to share seven things about me. now that i remember, i also recall (yeah, i'm being redundant, so?) that some months back, one of my classmates from high school who discovered the joys of blogging last year also gave me the task of sharing eight things about myself.

so, there's seven. there's eight. howell, if bloggin' means spillin'... gosh. two years ago, i was asked to share twenty random things about myself. shortly after that, i shared another twenty out of whim. double gosh.

right now, i don't really know what to share. i'll just try to ramble on and see just how many i could come up with this time.

1. it's been over a year since i last actively participated in a drinking session. december 30, 2006 was the last day and since then, except for red wine on special occasions, i've been alcohol-free!

my friends have started calling me KJ (read: killjoy) but i'm proud i haven't budged... yet! (hehehehe.) actually, it feels great being able to say 'no' everytime someone offers me a bottle... or even a can... or a mere glass. how far i can take this resolve, i don't know. for now, should anyone persistently insist on making me glug again, i'll also persistently talk my way out of it.

2. it's been over a month since i got my design-it-yourself starbucks tumbler but until now, i haven't given it my own design. i've been taking it with me every workday -- to batangas and laguna (since i report to both places everyday, how's that? i'm a supergurl!) -- and, from time to time, i stare at it thinking when i would see my own creativity reflected on its sides.

i already have a concept in mind. all i need to do is to implement it. sure, i'll need will, too. for now, my starbucks tumbler houses my water. coffee? nah... i hardly drink coffee. but yeah, yeah, it will house coffee -- on rare occasions -- only after i've put my design.

3. i'm still addicted to naruto. i'm into shippuden now. during my last night-out with the p6peeps last weekend, i was barely into our dance revo challenge-slash-craze because i was concentrating more on my doses of naruto shippuden. thanks to my friend jerk's collection and to edson's laptop!

yesterday, i got myself my very own collection of naruto shippuden! nik, are you reading this? hehehee...

4. i'm wondering when i'll be able to see sweeney todd. johnny depp, hello! i was supposed to watch it this weekend but... "but" circumstances do happen, don't they?

5. by currently living on my own and alone in my own balay-balay (as mae -- she's my earth angel here in laguna -- would call it), i'm living up to my surname. (heeheehee.)

i may be on my own BUT i am far from being lonely out here in sta. rosa. during workdays, i have the company of my new-found-friends-slash-workmates and on weekends, i either join my old-time friends in manila (or wherever) or, on rare weekends like this weekend, i get to explore laguna on my own. the set-up feeds my adventurous spirit (and promotes my independence)!

plus fresh air, cool breeze, lots of natural greens, peaceful community... the environment here is really a far cry from metro manila's stressful hustle-bustle.

6. [i decided to erase what i originally wrote for this item.]


  1. pwede next time mawala na ang "on my own" sa "explore lagun on my own"? hehe uban mi bah =p


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