Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I’d just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
And if I’d end up happy
I would pray

Trying hard to reach out
But when I tried to speak out
Felt like no one could hear me
Wanted to belong here
But something felt so wrong here
So I’d pray
I could break away

I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly.
I’ll do what it takes till I touch the sky.
Make a wish, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away.
Out of the darkness and into the sun.
But I won’t forget all the ones that I love.
I’ll take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away

Wanna feel the warm breeze
Sleep under a palm tree
Feel the rush of the ocean
Get onboard a fast train
Travel on a jetplane
Far away
And break away

I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly.
I’ll do what it takes till I touch the sky.
Make a wish, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away.
Out of the darkness and into the sun.
But I won’t forget all the ones that I love.
I’ll take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away

Buildings with a hundred floors
Swinging with revolving doors
Maybe I don’t know where they’ll take me
Gotta keep movin on movin on
Fly away
Break away

I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly.
Though it’s not easy to tell you goodbye
Take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away.
Out of the darkness and into the sun.
But I won’t forget the place I come from
I gotta take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away
Break away

so …

today is valentine’s day. and supposedly, our third time to celebrate it together.


unfortunately, we didn’t have any celebration whatsoever.


i’m not really a fan of valentine, okay, but there are reasons why i should be bothered.


1. i’m a sucker of romance.

2. i was hoping to feel special, even just for one day.

3. this is the first time since we got to know each other that you didn’t do anything for me on valentine’s day.

4. it’s too early for us to outgrow the “kilig” factor in our realtionship.




Maybe I gave you too much distractions–photography, braces. But I was hoping you’d give me that much-needed breather you very well knew I needed. 😦


This is supposedly a lucky year for me, according to astrologyzone.com. I wonder what’s happening?


if by any chance you saw a fairy godmother, a genie in the bottle and/or santa claus, could you please tell him/her i badly need help now? it’s just really urgent.


i don’t need three wishes. i just need one.


i want to have him. for 48 years.



please. 😦




it’s been a year since we made it official, and in the one year that we’ve been together, we’ve been through a loooot. we laughed. we cried. we had our share of good times. i became fat, you became even fatter. we fought. we almost killed each other sometimes. but hey, here we are … so in love and happy in each other’s loving arms.  


we made it to 080808! and i’m really happy and have no regrets. 🙂


just wanted to thank you, first of all, for everything. for buying me violin that i don’t even know how to play. for cooking me foods we don’t even know how to call we resorted naming some of them binibay and jinoan. thank you for always understanding why i have to talk for hours without interruption and all you have to do is to listen and when it’s already your time to talk, i’m already dead sleepy. thank you for learning how to predict my moods (because we both know it’s for you own good). thanks for loving my immaturity, my stubbornness, my bratiness. for all these and more, i love you. 🙂  

second, i want to say sorry for being hard on you at times. for always almost pushing you to your limits. for being narrow-minded. for failing to understand you in return. for all my shortcomings. i’m sorry.


third and lastly, i love you. despite our differences and misunderstandings, we know in our hearts that we’re destined for each other. i cannot imagine myself without a babsibooy beside me anymore. *pinch pinch* and i am sooo very thankful that i have you. i love you babs, and will always will do.

happy 1st anniversary!

scared … :(

for the first time in my life, i’m not excited for my upcoming birthday.


i don’t even want to think about it … because that would mean eight days before the scariest turning point of my life. if only i can, i would rearrange the calendar and make september come next to july. 😦


i am really scared august is fast approaching. for days now, i always cry myself to sleep. 😦

why is it so hard to trust?

you confess your fears, insecurities and frustrations to your closest classmate only to find out he or she is laughing at you behind your back.

you share all your dreams and secrets to your best friend only to find out later he or she is telling all of them to everyone he or she knows.

you love someone with all your heart and give him or her everything you have only to find out he or she is making a big fool out of you.

sometimes, you just can’t trust anyone anymore.

Swept Away
By Christopher Cross

I never had anything happen so fast
I took one look and I shattered like glass
I guess I let it show ’cause your smile told me you knew
That you’re everything I ever wanted at once
There’s no holding this heart when it knows what it wants
And I never wanted anything more than to know you

I was swept away
No one in the world but you and I
Gotta find a way to make you feel the way that I do
I was swept away
Without a warning
Like night when the morning begins the day
I was swept away
And so it begins
This journey of love
The summer wind carries us to places all our own
The words of a look
The language of touch
The way that you want me means so much
And I never wanted anything more than to love you
Seeing my tomorrows in your eyes
I was swept away
I hope I wake up soon
I’m a victim of that crazy moon
The very first time you said my name
I knew it would never sound the same
Something about me is changed forever

first anniverary

Today, I’m celebrating my first anniversary sa Inquirer. Weeeee! Super bilis ng time especially because I am really happy sa work ko right now. Naalala ko tuloy kung pa’no ko ginapang ang one year sa De La Salle University Press, my former employer. Haayyy… Pero thankful na rin ako sa experience, lalo na sa mga taong nakasama ko at tinuring ko ng family.

Now, I am a lot lot happier. I am thankful for the opportunity to work here—a company that allows me to grow personally and professionaly.



I also feel blessed that I have wonderful people to work with. Many times I’ve proven to myself that it’s really not about the money, it’s more of loving what you do, having that self-fulfillment and those good people around you.


Di lang talaga ako happy sa pagpapataba sa ‘kin ng Inquirer. =(

Thank you, thank you, thank you Inquirer. All good wishes for the years ahead—may they be filled with joy, love and success! Happy anniversary to me!



7 Things You’ll Learn in UP

(an exerpt from Prof. Ryan Cayabyab’s commencement speech delivered before  the Class of 2005, UP Diliman on April 24, 2005)

1. Ang buhay ay parang IKOT jeep. Ang iyong patutunguhan ay siya ring iyong pinanggalingan.

2. UP lang ang may TOKI, sa buhay wala nito. Pero nasa sa iyo na yon kung nais mong pabaligtad ang takbo ng buhay mo.

3. Sa IKOT, pwede kang magkamali ng baba kahit ilang beses, sasakay ka lang uli. Sa buhay, kapag paikot-ikot ka na at laging mali pa rin ang iyong baba, naku, may sayad ka.

4. Sa UP, lahat tayo magaling. Aminin nating lahat na tayo’y magagaling. Ang problema dun, lahat tayo magaling!

5. Kung sa UP ay sipsip ka na, siguradong paglabas mo, sipsip ka pa rin.

6. Sa UP, tulad sa buhay, ang babae at ang lalake, at lahat ng nasa gitna, ay patas, walang
pinagkaiba sa dunong, sa talino, sa pagmamalasakit, sa kalawakan ng isipan, sa pag-
iibigan; at kahit na rin sa kabaliwan, sa kalokohan at sa katarantaduhan.

At ang panghuli:

7. Sa UP tulad sa buhay, bawal ang overstaying.


i so hate to admit this but why the heck did i title this post confession if im not gonna confess anything? so i’ll just try to make this admission as quick and as casual as possible.

i snore.

 waaaaahhhh! =’o 

there, you have it. yes. i. do.

it’s been quite a while since the first time someone told me about my snoring. and of course, i didn’t believe him. how could that be possible? me? snoring? of course not! never in my lifetime will i snore. besides, that’s the only time you’ll catch me quiet, when i’m asleep. so, that’s very impossible!

but the denial stage is over.

this morning, i was awakened by a soft rough hoarse noise that resembled a snore or that sound the pigs do. my subconscious instantly brought me back to reality because the sound seemed to come from me and not from the person next to me, whose snore i often complain of and who’s the first one to tell me i snore.

so i opened my eyes slowly, and the person next to me had that big grin and the familiar i-told-you-so look on his face. i tried to go back to sleep and hoped that i was just having a nightmare but this person did not let me pass that moment of shame so easily and told me, “you see, you snore. hahahahaaha!” the stubborn me, of course, answered back. “of course not, i was just trying to clear my throat.” and gave him that angry look so he would stop. hahahahaa! and i succeeded. weeee! =)) but sadly, the truth remains. i really snore.

maybe i just had too much shopping yesterday, and that made me tired, which resulted to que-horror-snoring. that is so sad. and bad. rhyme, noh?

anyway, this has to stop. soon. for now, i will continue to mourn this awareness.