Monday, November 26, 2007


This is the first time where I simply cannot think of an acceptable title. This is the day where my mood jumps from miserable, to cheery, to sleepy (which isn't actually a mood), to downright passive. I'm back to my normal bored, sarcastic self this afternoon.

But what made my mood shift to the two extremes so suddenly... (usually it takes the longest while to get to even move)?

Well, last night I was once again cramming for my Filipino movie review on Mano Po 5 (don't ask why I chose it, btw, it sucks). I finished the darn thing at about one in the morning, so I saved it on my hard disk and mumubled to myself that I was sleepy. Then I went to sleep. Damn I hate my computer.

This morning, during our recess, I went to the library to print it out, as I usually do. When I clicked on the file, only the first paragraph appeared. "No..." *close, re-click* "Nooooooooo..." Crap, it's the second time this month too. It first happened with my El Filibusterismo report, I was almost done, with only two sections left, when I saved. Some uncontrollable error took over Word and it closed. Dang... Oh well, I thought. But it wasn't all right. When I checked my Flash drive, the file was gone! Poof! So, I got up very calmly and banged my head against my wall. I had no choice to start from scratch.

Now, what happened to my movie review wasn't as drastic, although it was a finished work. Only four or five paragraphs disappeared, compared to the eleven pages of El Fili crap I had to work on, but the disappearance frustrated me enough to tears. I decided to leave it for now and do it again at home. The thing was, when I returned to my classroom, still crying, no one seemed to notice until after I lifted my head and asked for more tissue. Did they think the heaving lump in the middle of the room was sleeping?


Fine with me.

After our Chinese class, we had our PE class, which is dancing. Swing, I believe. And, if I'm not mistaken, we just had our exam today. We fooled around. Danced around like... eh... Monkeys and ducks. That seemed to cheer me up.

Next was our English class, where we had a quiz. It wasn't actually a written test, but a declamation contest packaged as a quiz. Well, it was graded, so whatever. Teacher decides on what happens and what doesn't. So, we had to interpret the poems assigned to us and act out our interpretation. I made Snoopy my baby and pretended to be a widow. I do hope it came out that way.

That seemed to calm me down a bit.

It was around this point I realized that I forgot my wallet. This is actually the first time I've forgotten my wallet. My cash/change, yes. (P400 in TZ) But never my wallet. Well, I wasn't worried that it was lost or anything that serious, I remembered that I left it in my bag yesterday. So, I had no lunch. I'm not the type of person who is in favor of asking for loans (utang), but I was hungry and wasn't going to go on without my lunch. So, I asked various people for some spare change (like a beggar, I know) and said that I wasn't going to pay them back, because I was just asking for a tiny amount, ranging from P1 to P5.

In the end, I was able to collect P24, which was unfortunately not enough for a sandwich. But when I approached the "lunch lady" and asked for a tawad, she agreed (Yay!) and I got my lunch after 15 minutes of roaming the school for spare change. Lol.

Physics was next. Usually, I don't feel too sleepy during Science, but something compelled me to be true to my Pilipino self and take a nap after our watery experiment. When I woke up, one of my classmates was already reporting on his/her assigned kabanata in El Fili. Dang... (Sana hindi umabot sa akin!) I made that my mantra for the 2 periods of Filipino. And, finally, something agreeable happens to me, my teacher decides to continue it next time. Yay!

Herein ends my story, for the day.

I am so hungry, since I only have 2 stickers left to claim at Starbucks, I'm asking my mom for a treat there. >.<

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The P-Obsession

Let some craziness into your life and be healthy. Personally, I prefer the Peppermint Frapp of Starbucks. Well, just a quick post to laugh at myself and all my Ps.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Current Events #2

Current Events #2
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Gays Deserve Torture, Death Penalty, Iranian Minister Says

Homosexuals deserve to be executed or tortured and possibly both, an Iranian leader told British MPs during a private meeting at a peace conference, The Times has learned.

Mohsen Yahyavi is the highest-ranked politician to admit that Iran believes in the death penalty for homosexuality after a spate of reports that gay youths were being hanged.

President Ahmadinejad, questioned by students in New York two months ago about the executions, dodged the issue by suggesting that there were no gays in his country.

Britain regularly challenges Iran about its gay hangings, stonings and executions of adulterers and perceived moral criminals, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) papers show.

The latest row involves a woman hanged this June in the town of Gorgan after becoming pregnant by her brother. He was absolved after expressing his remorse. Britain said that this demonstrated the unequal treatment of men and women in law and breached Iran’s pledge to restrict the death penalty to the most serious crimes.

A series of reported executions of gays, including two underage boys whose public hanging was posted on the internet, has alarmed human rights campaigners.

The Pet Shop Boys dedicated Fundamental, their Grammy-nominated album, to Mahmoud Asqari and Ayad Marhouni, who were hanged in Justice Square in Mashhad in 2005. Graphic photographs of the execution of the youths, who were under 18 when arrested, were released by the Iranian Students News Agency.

Gay rights groups in Britain, such as Outrage!, accuse Iran of cloaking executions for homosexuality with bogus charges for more serious crimes.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the FCO released papers to The Times about the death penalty being used in Iran for homosexuality, adultery and sex outside marriage.

Minutes taken by an official describe a meeting between British and Iranian MPs at the Inter-Parliamentary Union, a peace body, in May. When the Britons raised the hangings of Asqari and Marhouni, the leader of the Iranian delegation, Mr Yahyavi, a member of his parliament’s energy committee, was unflinching. He "explained that according to Islam gays and lesbianism were not permitted," the record states. "He said that if homosexual activity is in private there is no problem, but those in overt activity should be executed [he initially said tortured but changed it to executed]. He argued that homosexuality is against human nature and that humans are here to reproduce. Homosexuals do not reproduce."

Nicole Pichet, a researcher who also took notes of the gathering, told The Times that the discussion began with British MPs discussing the underage gay hangings. Mr Yahyavi responded by saying homosexuality was to blame for a lot of diseases such as Aids.

Ann Clwyd, the Labor MP and head of Britain’s delegation, said yesterday: "It is of great concern that these attitudes persist and we made it clear what we felt."

Iran, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Nigeria apply the death penalty for homosexuality, according to the International Lesbian and Gay Association.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Internet Deprievation Torture

The only thing worse than water torture I know and actually acknowledge in this small world I live in.

Yeah, PLDT has let me down. Our Internet broke the day Glorietta 2 did. So, for the past month, I've been miserably spending my time locked in that cave of a room I call my living quarters, a.k.a. my bedroom, crying. Well, not quite crying out of grief, but more of tearing because my eyes were tired from watching the telly for too long.

Why do I suddenly no feel like typing something up? Dunno, really. Maybe, it's because I'm not used to the computer I'm using right now. Well, our Internet is still broken, and I'm still sad.

Since my mom needed to check her mail, we're here at an Internet cafe, across the street from our apartment, tinkering with the computers. Whee...

I've got so much to say after almost a month of silence, but sadly not enough energy to detail each glorious event. Jeez bad timing, little red dot.

Lemme see... G2 bombing... *snaps fingers*... Intrams victory... Semestral break... Alternative Class Program (which just happened today).

So, we won during our Intramurals. Overall and for our basketball, which was of course fun. ^^ The 3rd years actually made me nervous, but I guess it would have been a closer match if they had gone full force, but they had a volleyball game against us at the same time, and it just happens that two of their really good players were very and pretty good Vball players as well. Well, no point in pondering it any further. Btw, I got a medal! Yay. ^.^

What I did during our Sem break... I went to my brother's house to play with his daughter, his son, and his laptop. My neice gets cuter everyday. My nephew gets more hypers. And Diablo II gets more enticing. At days. Sometimes, most of the time I couldn't care less. :P

We slept over last Thursday, I think , and I played until I fell asleep in their refused-to-be-airconditioned bedroom, which they let us sleep in. The next day, we went out to a wonderful place in Global City, Serendra. (I wanna go back!) Anyway, we just walked around the place and ate. Also, we went to this really cute place named Hobbes & (something), dang. There's only one Hobbes store there, so it can't really be missed. It was so cool, they had various collectibles and board games and baby stuff. My mom bought my neice a few new toys, while I got the Game of Life. I was thinking of getting Twister too...

Anyway, got to go. I'll continue this another day.