June 21, 2007


There are a lot of things to look forward to July. First, there’s the long awaited Transformer movie(July 4), then Harry Potter movie version of the Book 5:Order of the Phoenix(July 13 in Phils) and the release of the last Harry Potter Book,Deathly Hallows(July 21). Those were reason enough to make me wanna fast forward time or teleport myself to the month of July. But just yesterday, my friend Neil told me that our favorite band in the world Smashing Pumpkins has reformed and is set to release a new album Zeitgeist this July 10. Smashing Pumpkins to those who don’t know is the uber cool and successful alternative rock band from Chicago formed in the late 80’s and flourished during the 90’s and disbanded in 2000. The band has released 7 major albums and 6 of which became platinum. The songs form these albums has topped the US and UK charts. I love the band because even if they are mainstream…they still manage to sound indie. Maybe it’s because of their diverse elements in their music like progressive rock, gothic, heavy metal, psychedelic and etc. I also love their cathartic lyrics which my friends and I used to memorize and sing during our care free days. The band has had a lot of members but the most prominent were Billy Corgan(vocals, guitars, songwriter), Jimmy Chamberlain(Drums/Percussion), James Iha(guitar, vocals) and D’Arcy Wretzky(bass, vocals). Sadly, only Corgan and Chamberlain from the original members will compose the reformed SP. Iha is now with Perfect Circle while Wretzky has been out of the music scene and was last heard battling with drugs. I’m pretty much excited to hear their new music and I’m pretty sure I won’t be disappointed whatever the band will come up with.
Their new album is aptly named by the way since zeitgeist is a German expression which means “the spirit of age”


June 20, 2007

Interview Meme by Confessions from a Cheap Motel

Too much inspiration can sometimes lead one to be uninspired. I still can’t think of anything decent to write (I would like to think that I do write something decent...every now and then) so I decided to do another interview meme. Actually this is similar to the meme below but this time it’s asked by a different person, Paolo (Confessions from a Cheap Motel). He was the first person that I interviewed. After reading his blog which has now become one of my favorites I was curious with the questions that he would come up with. So on a whim I asked to be interviewed by him. As expected his questions were errr thought provoking :">
1.)What superpower do you wish to have and how will you use it for you're own greedy needs?

I would like to have Hiro Nakamura’s power (Heroes TV series). He can bend time and space continuum or simply known as teleportation. This power would allow me to travel form one place to another or one time to another. I would use it to rectify past mistakes and alter my past so that I would become somebody rich and famous today and have Orlando Bloom as my husband and Wenworth Miller as my lover. I would also use it to travel and maybe live at long gone eras like the Victorian Age.

2) Have you watched (by accident or otherwise) a guy masturbate on webcam? if yes, tell us the details. if not... well, make up a story then. make it a good story though.

I visit the chatrooms (yahoo and mirc) when extremely bored so yeah I saw guys masturbate on webcam and not accidentally but I find it quite lame. I don’t know but there are a lot of guys who willingly do it without much prodding. There’s not much to tell really but there was this one guy that really stands out(no pun intended). I did not see his face but he was jacking off in front of a fireplace…the background was romantic with the fire crackling and all… Watching a guy do it off cam is another matter though :>

3) Does size matters?

Yep but it’s not the length but the thickness but those who lack can make it up w/ ahmmm creativity.

4) What turns you on sexually? Answers like personality, intelligence etc etc are not counted.

A hard-on …shorts or pants making a tent or simply knowing that a man is turned on by me.

5) If you were to ask yourself a question, what would it be? Answer the question too.

Hahaha this is a difficult question. I guess it would be one of the existential questions that I’ve been asking ever since time immemorial…something like “What is the purpose of our existence?” And my answer would be, "I don’t know". I just don’t buy all that religion and life-as-a-journey crap. I even attempted to read the Purpose driven life book for answers but got stuck with the 11th day...maybe i shoul've finished it but nah...i guess its one question that would take a lifetime to answer or maybe be always left unanswered.


June 14, 2007

Meme:Interview Me

So much has happened lately that I can't decide what to blog first so let me fill this gap with another meme from karol. Here's the rules:

1. Leave me a comment saying “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Okies, Karol posted this on her blog and I commented and these are the questions she sent me and my answers:

1.What do you like most about blogging and why?
A lot! It gives me a venue to express myself and connect with kindred spirits.

2. What is your dream job?
To be a plain housewife ;) plus these 5 dream jobs I blogged about before

3. Describe a typical day in Raine’s life.
Awfully boring. The usual workman’s day. I wake up at 7:30 then rush for work. Arrive at the office around 8L30 and wonders why I am always late. Open up my pc then my online life begins. Then balance my online and offline career hehehe then go out at 5 or depending on the work load, we sometimes work as late as 1:00. If I go out early, I usually have dinner with friends or catch a movie or Videoke then go home and sleep. The end.

4.If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
I'd love to be a Bird so I can freely travel from once place to another..chirp!

5.How do you deal with difficult people?
I try to be pro-active and not be reactive. Naks! I learned something from Covey after all ;)

So guys if you wanna do this meme, just leave me a comment.


June 8, 2007

Back to the Cave

I’m officially going back to the cave! I just enrolled for MBA at my alma mater and will be starting on June 16. My boss has agreed that I will be excused from work every Saturdays but would make it up on the other days. I've been planning to enroll for quite some time that i've even forgotten why i wish to enroll in the first place. Anyways, the whole enrollment, exam, interview process has been quite an experience specifically revisting our old school. There have been a lot of changes in our school but essentially it’s still the same. I feel very nostalgic just walking around the campus…walking past those places we used to frequent. Expecting to see old faces and hearing familiar voices. I had fun during college and I miss it. I miss the controlled environment. I miss the idealism of youth. I miss being shielded from the real world. I miss not making decisions for myself. I miss not making plans because everything is carefully laid out. Exam at 8:00 at R303 and Oral recitation at 4:00 pm. And you know that come October you’ll finish first sem and enroll for 2nd sem and that next year you’ll be a sophomore and so and so forth. Unlike now where everyday is routinary yet you have to decide where life will bring you. As I was going through this whole thing…tripping down the campus and memory lane, The Allegory of the cave by Plato came to mind. I don’t know why. I actually forgot the real interpretation of that article but allow me to liken the cave to the school where I only saw a disfigured version of the real world. And now that I got out and saw the world for what it is…I wanted to crawl back to the cave. My life hasn’t been particularly cruel but I’ve always wanted the easy way out in anything and freedom or free will is such a double edged sword. I just feel need to escape sometimes.Mmmm if only I can really go back to school and quit my job and just concentrate on schooling.
Anyway, despite all these dramas I’m actually pretty excited to go back to school …buy more notebooks and school stuffs and of course learn new things and meet new people :)


June 6, 2007

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Looks familiar? This set of characters made my day ;)


June 4, 2007

Meme: 15 Idiosyncracies

Got tagged with this by Alvin and have been given a week to do it. I love memes because it gives me an excuse to write about my favorite topic. ..ME LOLS
I’m supposed to write 15 weird things about myself (15 only? :> )

1. I’m a notebookphile (err I keep looking for a better term but found none so i just coined that term up..Webster please take note) I buy notebooks on whim because I simply love em. I bought this notebook for school this June,

and then I saw and bought this,

and discovered in my room that I still have this unused notebooks,

2. If you noticed from no. 1 I’m addicted to that big bellied bear ;)
3. I got used to watching Korean DVDs with subtitles that i can’t watch DVDs even English movies without it.
4. I look under my bed before sleeping (for no other reason than to check for Bogeymen and i'm not trying to be funny).
5. I can’t sleep alone without a light on.
6. I can sleep more than 12 hours without having any form of headache.
7. I can sleep anywhere....anytime.. I just love sleeping…I’m even sleepy right now I-)
8. I am a game freak! I check Bigfishgames, Reflexive arcade daily. I love the MCF series.
9. I have weird taste in men or rather boys . I'm attracted to guys who are younger, co-dependent, loser and with gazillion issues.
10. I am extra-nice to people I don’t like…it’s hard to explain…it would take up another post.
11. I just had four henna tattoos and I’m seriously considering getting a permanent one.
12. I have no sense of direction...can't tell from left to right , west to east, north to south.
13. I obsess about flossing. Sometimes I feel the inclination to floss in public.
14. I still drink Milo everyday…prepared by my Mom hehehe
15. I eat ripe mangoes with iodized salt.

I’m tagging Blogie, Leigh, Psyche, Carey , Kenneth ,Jae and Mark and others who are interested.