Saturday, May 30, 2009

top ten things to do when stuck on a mountain

10. Have your picture taken with the cow and have a sitcom with the goat. Eating grass should gain their trust. =p

9. Eat cottonseed- This should test your patience since they're very tiny and you have to remove it's outer covering. Hint: Have you ever eaten squash seeds?

8. Lie on the meadows and 'kiss' the rain pouring on your face- one way of reuniting with nature.

7. Climb trees. Warning: Watch out for red ants, they bite like hell!

6. Piss off your cousin until he decides to 'kidnap' your left shoe and asks you for a chocolate bar as a ransom.

5. Forget the chocolate bar: Give the other pair of shoe to him and tell him to 'take care of it'. Next, take out the emergency slippers tucked inside your backpack and... voila! You just made the 'kidnapper' a candidate for anger-management. ^_^

4. Open your umbrella, let it catch the wind, and let it 'fly'! Watch it go away... away... way... ay...

3. Sing at the top of your lungs. No one's going to hear you anyway... except perhaps grasshoppers, bugs, snakes... etc.

2. Eat using banana leaves as a plate. This should be fun... as long as you have food, anyway.

and the number 1 thing to do when you're stuck on a mountain...

1. Walk really slowly since the ground is really wet and slippery. Oh, I realize that it's out of the question. Your feet is dipped in thick, heavy mud, anyway... hahaha...

Take it from me... But seriously. It's your choice. This is just me making a random list for the things that happened during our out of town. So much fun!  :)

Place of realization: Barili, Cebu
Date: May 30, 2009
With whom: My family!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

romeo and juliet

Since I reread Romeo and Juliet - and reading it aloud made me see it in a different light- I'm going to compile some of my favorite verses, which to tell you honestly, is not much. And yeah right, when I first read this I was distraught about the plot. But now, I am amazed by the language- the beauty of it. You don't believe me? Read on to see what I mean.

So let's start off!

"See how she leans her cheek upon her hand!

O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!"

"Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night;Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fineThat all the world will be in love with night..."

It's just so romantic that I cannot believe myself when I thought that for my cynical beliefs about love, this is not cheesy- and that is saying something.


I know this line is anticipating tragedy, but it's too strong I can't abandon it
"These violent delights have violent endsAnd in their triumph die, like fire and power,
which as they kiss, consume."


Beat this, emo people!

"He jests at scars that never felt a wound."


Very philosophical and sarcastic... Nice one!
"How art thou out of breath, when thou has breath to say to me that thou art out of breath?"


Strikes me as funny...
"Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance.
Not I, believe me: you have dancing shoes with nimble soles: I have a soul of lead, so stakes me to the ground I cannot move."


Oh... yes. I know what you'll think about these two... flattering!

"Death that hath sucked the honey from thy breath hath had no power yet upon thy beauty."
"Can I go forward when my heart is here? Turn back, dull earth, and find thy centre out."



and the most worn out verse in the history of all plays but I still love it and have actually memorized the lines... Tadaah!

"O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;

Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,

And I'll no longer be a Capulet.

and of course, I can't forget...

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet."
Okay, it's not that romantic but I tell you, the idea is. You know, that 'someone would not really mind who you are because it really doesn't matter' kind of romantic. I think it's just empowering to know that someone would abandon his or her name for the sake of love... as a name is very special and- not to mention- sacred.

But then again, it's Romeo and Juliet we're talking about. I mean, how did they know these things? They were so young- not even fourteen! Honest, they have really sweet mouths! A bow to the Bard's greatness!

By the way, *me and my plugging instincts kicking again* Have you seen Romeo x Juliet? This is an anime based on Shakespeare's original which is so interesting, considering that there are major plot turns that are really refreshing and mind blowing. Anyway, I think I'll just make another blog post about it though since I don't want to get a little off-tangent... again... hehehe...

"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow
That I shall say good night till it be morrow." ~Romeo and Juliet (Act 2, Scene 2)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Gentleman

Shall I forget his raven colored hair, or his full red lips,
Or the warmth I felt on my fingertips as his hands held mine?
How can I not remember his honey brown eyes-
Which sent shivers through me,
As he fixed them on my unbelieving stare?

He swept me off my feet...
My gentleman, so sweet, so honest.
He gave me his heart, with love- the purest.
A fascinating man, with wit, intelligence, wisdom-
My Prince Charming in his humble little kingdom...

He's a heavenly being, with a smile so lovely.
He can breathe life into words, a lover of poetry.
He made me laugh- made my gloomy day seem bright.
And I'd never feel lonely in a cold cruel night.

An almost impeccable man- faithful, responsible even,
A little mysterious, intriguing, handsome, and obedient.
What have I done to deserve someone so fine?
Everything about him is a gift so divine...

And then I wake up to find this gentleman a dream.
What pity it is for you to say and believe
That this gentleman is my unreachable fantasy,
But I have a feeling he is real and somewhere near.

Have you ever seen my dream boy- the perfect man for me?
He's the man I wish to be with- forever I believe.
He has black hair, brown eyes... (see everything above)
Please... If you do, kindly lead him back to me.


I wrote this last night, and this is dedicated to the unknown person which occupies my sleeping and waking fantasies... I know it is too romantic for words but at least I attempted to dedicate this to him, whoever he is...

God! I sound crazy... but whatever! =p

Monday, May 18, 2009

Books I Have Read

I realized that I should have listed the books I've read a long time ago, that way, I won't forget about them. I quote this from Paula Cohen, author of 'Jane Austen in Scarsdale':

"Books don't get used up. They are not like clothes or furniture. We keep them because we might want to read them again... and they remind us of how we felt when we read them."
But because I find it hard to do so, let me just share to you this link in my read list from Goodreads. I just want to clarify that just because I read them, does not mean I like them all. I just read some of the books out of curiosity so there's no point in telling me that I've been reading crap.

my read shelf

Enough said. Just click the icon above for my read list and feel free to add me in Goodreads or comment below for next book to read suggestions.