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Thursday, November 27, 2003


here's how i intend to spend my day tomorrow given that everything will go as planned...

2:40am: wake-up time! only to set the alarm clock and the cellphone alarm clock in snooze mode so i can sleep for 20 more minutes.

4:00am: 20 minutes seemed forever-- get up from bed, prepare clothes to wear for work. bring gym clothes as well. stuff it all in my backpack.

4:30am: jump to the shower and take a warm bath.

4:50am: off to work. i, the ultimate professional cab passenger remains a martyr and lets cab drivers get even with me with all of their modus operandi tactics and tampered cab meters. SH*T!

5:40am: report to work. look for my sparring partner, our team L2 and sneak out of the office and go to the gym. **NOTE TO SELF: would it be technically sneaking out of the office if we don't have work tomorrow because it's thanksgiving? nonetheless we have to go to work and render OT to work on our respective team tasks...and that is after working out.

8:40am: Starbucks time! One tall hot caramel macchiato. Three sachets of brown sugar, three pieces of table napkin, one plastic stirrer TO-GO!

rest of the day: insignificant activities taking place in the workplace.

11:00am: 2cups of white rice, sizzling spare ribs and Sprite with lots of ice. i prefer having lunch before the orcs at work flock to our quaint cafeteria, The Patio. the courtyard is a personal favorite.

12nn till the remaining hours of the afternoon: work again, chit-chat, pretend to be doing more work.

3:00pm: go to GB3 to make it to the 3:45pm screening of 'under the tuscan sun'.

6:00pm: go home.

DanieL | 11/27/2003 08:34:00 PM |


i was reading my friend nikki's blog regarding chapped lips because it's that time of the year again for chappy lips. i openly admit that i have this nasty habit of peeling chapped skin on my lips. i take delight in making sure i peel a big chunk of skin from my upper or lower lip. and i'm doing it right now as i write this blog. it doesn't long as it's a big piece! i do apply chapstick on my lips especially this time of the year but i wouldn't let a day pass to peel some of those flaky skin to reveal a new layer to be peeled again tomorrow. i know it's gross for many...but believe me it feels good doing it. but let me remind you that it's also dangerous because it can cause your lips to crack and bleed if you peel too deep. so take extra care when doing it. afterwhich, don't forget to apply your chapstick, petroleum jelly or whatever have you/ whatever brand and to re-apply every now and then.

happy chapping everyone!

DanieL | 11/27/2003 08:05:00 PM |

Tuesday, November 25, 2003


anyone who can tell me what this book is all about?

i had been contemplating if i should buy this book. i don't know what this is all about. i heard oprah endorsing people to read it. but is it any good? if it's another of those self-help books, it's not a good buy for me. i am avoiding the exact types of books. if it's somewhat inspiring like the little prince and the alchemist, i should stay away still. not another book to make me realize how pathetic i'm living life at least not according to what the author deemed rightful anyway.

nothing much happened to my insignificant life here on earth today. i just went to work and hurried to go back home to blog and check on emails and all that. now i'm sleepy and need to be up by 3am to be in the office by 6am. what a sick cycle carousel. tomorrow marks the end of ramadhan but so what? we have work anyway...+150% pay! whippeeee! that's a good thing.

from one holiday to another. thursday is thanksgiving day! happy thanksgiving in advance, people! i wonder if i'd be able to be in that great company thanksgiving dinner we have year after year. i hope...

friday is payday once again. most of which will go to my utilities and credit card bills. oh well, cest la vie! at least most of it would remain for chirstmas shopping. which reminds me that i still haven't come up with a christmas list. yikes! a perfect recipe for disaster. i managed to salvage my christmas last year juggling through work, shopping and wrapping gists. this year i ought to be better with this. hehehehehe.

DanieL | 11/25/2003 10:02:00 PM |

Monday, November 24, 2003


hahahaha, it's been a while and it's taking a while to blog. so instead of cutting the survey into bits and pieces, due to lack of time to update my blog in a daily basis, i'm dumping the rest of the survey thingee into this blog.

Series five - do you

Smoke: i decline to answer that i might incriminate myself.

Cuss: yep, guilty as charged!

Sing well: nope, not even near well enough.

Take a shower everyday: of course! can it be technically considered taking a shower if i use tabo and timba especially if we don't have water? Hello? this is a 3rd world country, I can get the best and the worst of both worlds! =)

Have a crush(es): right now, yes. And still countin' them all!

Who are they: as if you'd be able to relate to them.

Do you think you've been in love: yes...i'm capable of that

Want to go to college: again? hmmmm, maybe.

Like school: yup! have gone to the best univ in the country. need i say more?

Want to get married: nope, can't hurry love.

Type w/ your fingers key: nope.

Believe in yourself: yes!

Get motion sickness: i get seasick...this is new for me, i don't ride bancas, boats and ships that often.

Think you're attractive: this is a girl-thing...i decline to answer.

Think you're a health freak: yeah! i have to...or else all those pounds would be lost

Like thunderstorms: yes absolutely. but as long as it doesn't get too flooded in our streets.

Play an instrument: nope. i wish!

Series six - did/have you

Drank alcohol: yes. try anything once.

Smoke(d): yes. try anything once squared

Done a drug: never...this one an absolute exception to the rule

Have Sex: too revealing...not everyone who'll read this is entitled to know...and for me it's a big thing

Made Out: yeah call be KJ, i won't even dignify this question

Go on a date: yes

Go to the mall?: yes, it's like my second home

Eaten an entire box of Oreos: not in one seating but yeah i have

Been on stage: lotsa times!

Been dumped: oh lotsa times! =)

Gone skating: least i know how to!

Made homemade cookies:'s a work in progress but i'll get there.

Been in love: yes. this is not appropriate to this part of the survey...but hell yeah!

Gone skinny dipping: yes when i was a kiddo!

Dyed your hair: never.

Stolen anything: yes. my mom's spare change in her pockets and my dad's coins in the car. klepto ito!

Series seven - have you ever

Played a game that required removal of clothing?: there's this parlour game of making a long line using your personal effects. in a way we ended up removing a few pieces of our clothing. my god we were just kids! was there malice already among us?

If so, was it mixed company: yeah little boys and girls

Gotten drunk: yes, I have witnesses! puerto galera circa 2001...the culprit? tequila with a bunch of my college friends and some french guys.

Been caught "doing something": hahaha, yeah!!!!

Been called a tease: this is so molly ringwald!

Gotten beaten up: yup, by my brothers. would you imagine that?

Shoplifted: nope.

If so, did you get caught:

Changed who you were to fit in: nope, i always mingled with people who are somewhat like me so no need to pretend

Series eight - the future

Age you hope to be married: 30

Numbers and Names of Children: 2 or 3 will do. names? i have no idea.

Descibe your Dream Wedding: i want a simple wedding...pero utang na loob ayaw ko ikasal sa City Hall!

How do you want to die: while asleep

What do you want to be when you grow up: to be paid to have fun.

What country would you most like to visit: Italy.

Series nine - opposite sex

Best eye color: dark brown

Best hair color: jet black

Best height: an inch or two shorter than me

Best weight: proportionate to the height and built

Best articles of clothing: shoes

Best first date location: as long as its windy

Best first kiss location: in a cool and quiet place...low light...a bit intimate

Series ten - number of

Number of girls I have kissed in my life: i don't count them i have kissed several girls

Number of girls you have made out with: what?!

Nmber of girlfriends you've had: my last count...2

Number of drugs taken illegally: none

Number of people I could trust with my life: immediate family and closest friends

Number of CDs that I own: less than a hundred

Number of piercings: none

Number of tattoos: none...go figure i'm a pretty boring person

Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper?: hindi pa.

Number of scars on my body: i'm not that OC, i don't count them...maybe because there's a lot!

Number of things in my past that I regret: no regrets!

DanieL | 11/24/2003 06:26:00 PM |


it's almost 6pm.

i had been online since 8am trying to do somethings here with the computer that is totally not work related. i tried downloading stuff for my SONY Clie such as ebooks, mp3's and movies. i have managed to learn how to work on things with my PDA such as converting movie files and flash animation. pretty neat if you'd ask me. another new thing i learned about my toy.

aside from that, I had updated my friendster thingee. added more people, modified my profile and all that. i posted some testimonies for some friends of mine. nothing mushy, just plain nice things about these people. also, read my email. it had been like 2 weeks since i last logged on to my personal email account. emails have really piled up and i replied to most of it.

now with this blooger site...i know i had to work on it as well. for now, everything is so bare. i have put up a comments tag that seem to be not working right. i've managed to work on that and added more links as well. everything seems to be okay so far. and i'm happy.

tomorrow i go back to work.

DanieL | 11/24/2003 04:53:00 PM |

Monday, November 10, 2003


i'm just continuing the survey i started yesterday...

Series three - what is

Your most overused phrase : fcuk! hehehehe

Your thoughts first waking up: geee, what time is it anyway?

The first feature you notice in the opposite sex: fingernails

Your best physical feature: my killer smile

Your bedtime: depends...i work in a call center. 9pm for now.

Your greatest accomplishment: obtaining a college degree from the best university in the country.

Your most missed memory: highschool. when i could get away with so many things.

Series four - you prefer

Pepsi or coke: coke! allie you're my friend too! =)

McDonald's or Burger King: McDo. I'm loving it! Grew up with Ronald McDonald. Gonna grow old with that guy.

Single or group dates: single dates

Adidas or Nike: Nike. Prestos are the most comfy i'd say.

Lipton or Nestea: Lipton. I was forced to like Lipton. That's what we have in the office pantry.

Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate...that's where my addiction is based.

Cappuccino or coffee: cappuccino

Boxers or briefs: briefs...nice and tight.

DanieL | 11/10/2003 08:03:00 PM |

Sunday, November 09, 2003


a series of surveys I got from my good friend Nikki. Thanks a much Nikki! Get to know me through!

Series one - you

Name: daniel

Nickname: dan, danes, danish, daney, daniel

Birth date: mar 22

Birthplace: marikina city

Current Location: antipolo city

Eye Color: dark brown

Hair Color: definitely black

Righty or Lefty: righty

Zodiac Sign: arian

Series Two - describe

The shoes you wore today: my nike prestos...real comfy

sneakers...can't live without

Your hair: real short...low maintenace...wash and go...a little mouse

and that's it!

Your eyes: typical pinoy...very southeast asian

Your weakness: chocolates and shrimps

Your fears: falling then rejection

Your perfect pizza: thick stuffed crust meat lover's pizza

One thing you'd like to achieve: i decline to answer.

More to follow soon!

DanieL | 11/09/2003 10:37:00 AM |

Tuesday, November 04, 2003


Now that's halloween's over we now prepare for me the most important time of the year...CHRISTMAS! Well not exactly, we still have Thanksgiving but it's only for one day and that's it. But for Christmas, it's one whole season of celebration that starts mid-December to early January and the preparations start now. We've always heard them say that, "preparation is everything" and hence I can't wait to start fancy-ing up our house for the Yultide.

Will it be silver, gold, multi-colored or blue this and that? Maybe I shouldn't put up balls this year in our garland throughout the house. But for one thing, tiny lights will be all over. I'm not yet sure if I'd add up more decors but for sure that will all depend if I have time for a major makeover to happen.

And the gifts! Who has time to do all that Christmas shopping? I haven't even started with my list...and it will take me again forever to think of what, where and when to buy. It's a given that resources are there but it's the time element that sucks you back and cram to the last minute of the season. It's always like this, year-in and year-out.

DanieL | 11/04/2003 10:52:00 AM |