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i eat at least 2 apples a day. but today, i found my two JED China Fuji apples just a wee bit too waxy. and i heard about people putting wax on apples. i had gasped then. don't they know it's a crime?! people eat those stuff!! (hehe)

anyway, so i hurried to my lappytoppy and checked the net to see if wax on apples were dangerous to your health and apparently, there has been no conclusive evidence. or no agreed-upon conclusion, period. according to a random internet site (wow, i'm so randomly scientific about this, hehe), people just fear that the wax could contain chemicals that could be dangerous, or for others, it's a mere matter of taste...wax makes apples taste a little different. still, for several religions, they're concerned about whether the wax used is beef tallow, which would make consuming waxed apples taboo...the wax would have to be removed before eating.

me, i'm torn. i could follow several suggestions on how to remove the wax or i could jus…

the most cheerful sight in the world

are oranges...sliced, placed on a plate or a pale white bowl in front of my appreciating eyes...

cheers me every time.


hot plate

i spent the afternoon and the rest of the evening today with Lala and Allison. first off, i met up with lala at 3pm in fullybooked after which we proceeded to while away time at coffee bean.

being incredibly decisive people (hehe), we vacillated endlessly from option to option on what to eat, what to drink, how to spend the rest of the early evening till after a few forevers, we finally decided somehow on a course of unplanned action. =)

so to map out our light trek throughout the familiar spaces of malls and quezon city, lala and i met at fullybooked (initial starting point, although the initial initial starting point is really our respective houses), then we went to coffee bean, then we headed to watson's for our womanly toiletries, afterwhich we decided to check out __________, then we made a stop at ________. allison joined us at blank no. 1 and after passing through blank no. 2, we went to the department store to look at shoes. (just look, not buy...sigh). lala wanted to ta…

the anti-dawson

i remember when i was in high school, i used to watch dawson's creek season 1 and season 2 so religiously. they were far more relevant and important to me that time than say, schoolwork or even an examination, haha! (my previous teachers should know that by now, at age 23, i am totally repentant of my inattention and frivolity in class, hehe).

i revisited the series a while back. a friend of mine had emphatically spoken of the series as having nice conversational lines...maganda daw ang mga conversations. being a 'word-nut' myself, of course, my curiosity was aroused and i decided to check some parts of the series again through my good internet companion - youtube. (i live in two worlds - reality and youtube, haha!)

anyway, one time dawson was asked by jen why he was so into movies...(for a 15-year-old, he was particularly dedicated and serious about it already). and in his words, "i reject reality." fiction and movies are so much better.

but now, i'm feeling…

the return of LOTR

no, the Lord of the Rings trilogy won't be coming back to the screen anytime soon, although reportedly, a fourth movie on the prequel The Hobbit is supposedly currently in the works and will be out in your nearest theater soon.

by the title of this blogpost, i mean i shall be returning these borrowed treasures to their rightful owner, Miss LA, after they have stayed with me for a sojourn of more than a year. Haha, it took me that long to finish the esteemed trilogy. (Sorry, lala!)

i could write a poem singing praises of LOTR and reliving my shared moments with the master storyteller Tolkien on the adventures in Middle-Earth...already started one but it might take several days to finish or come to a close. Lord of the Rings is definitely going down in the history of my heart as one of my most beloved book experiences in the world!!!

anyway, i am sure Miss LA will be glad of their return and i can see that in the future some book seller is going to be made happy by me when i purchase …

i'm a doctor,

not a physicist!"
- is supposedly a quote from star trek (2009), the movie.

while engaged in a conversation that was fast becoming heated, a friend took that quote from that movie and inserted it in, with his own spin to it, of course.

reading melville, i came across a line of his in moby dick that vaguely recalls that quote and i wonder if star trek's scriptwriter had not somehow borrowed from him.

melville in page 168, while speaking of cetology: I am the architect, not the builder.

melville was first! (so he has first dibs, hehe)

more melvillisms:

"For small erections may be finished by their first architects; grand ones, true ones, ever leave the copestone to posterity."

"This whole book is but a draught - nay, but the draught of a draught."

"Oh, Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience!"

-all from page 159, Moby-Dick


ang galing ng pagkasulat ng Chapter 34 The Cabin-Table...funny and interesting depiction...=)

my favorite poem

XLIII. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

dear lala

lala dearest, i have to talk to you, as a fellow book enthusiast, about herman melville. he's good, LA. i am reluctantly impressed by how articulate it is. i find it obvious that he was a man of above-average intelligence, surmising it from the mysterious depth and hinting messages behind his references and allusions. i find from his words knowledge of religion and greek literature and a handle on the english language that befits a classical writer.

i have yet to get behind the depth, meaning and philosophy behind his work Moby-Dick, and when i do, i'll tell you about it.

and in defense of the antagonist in the story, from whom is derived the eponymous title, you have to admit, the book does stand out because it is unusual to write a book or an adventure on whales or whaling...melville kc had experience as a sailor, that accounts for his capability and realism in writing moby-dick.

anyway...still reading the book.

according to the introduction, "Melville constructs some o…

part of your world reprise

back in my high school, i remember ghia told me of this reprise of the song part of your world.

now this is dead serious longing...

what would i give to live where you are?
what would i pay to stay here beside you?
what would i do to see you smiling at me?
where would we walk, where would we run,
if we could stay all day in the sun?
just you and me
and i could be
part of your world..

i don't know when
i don't know how
but i know something's starting right now
watch and you'll see
someday i'll be
part of your world...

that's how you know alan menken

ladies and gentlemen, presenting ALAN MENKEN...or maybe you guys already know about him, ako lang ang hindi. i've always wanted to find out about the people behind a production, especially something that i liked, and i felt that i was especially lucky to have found out about this man, who is the composer behind so many disney songs and movies that have formed a magical part of my life.

i uncovered him while foraying the internet regarding Enchanted that featured songs such as 'that's how you know' and 'ever ever after'...

if i only kept tabs with the Oscars, i would have discovered menken earlier...

but anyway, this post serves as a tribute to the person behind so many inspiring and beautiful songs that form part of the soundtrack of my life (especially before i came of age) and also to record, remember and celebrate people who inspire me. alan menken is one of them. a great many thanks.

alan menken was born july 22, 1949 and he is an american composer and pian…

you inspire me

to be the sort of woman i only dream of being. =)

perseids shooting stars

funny, but i have never seen a star fall. not unless you count the few times star-falling has been featured in the movies. but are you able to wish on a star that's featured in reel and not in real life?

so i never got to wish on a star. which wasn't much of a big deal to me anyway except that it bothered me that i was missing out on something so magical for some. where's the magic in a falling star anyway?

is it like that time in meteor shower, the taiwanese series? i never watched that but a friend told me of this scene there...sanchai (i don't know how it is really spelled) was standing on a balcony with dao ming zhu and dao was telling her that if a star should not fall that night then they were really not meant to be. the two waited for even just one star to streak across the sky but as time wore on, it was beginning to get apparent to dao that there'll be no star to fall, and he turned away from her. but a moment or two after his leavetaking, star upon s…

August 3

is Russ' birthday. it is also cherry lou's. and two days from now, my brother will be celebrating his birthday. in a week or two, thea will also celebrate hers.

four people. four people i like. four people whose lives touch mine.

anyone taking the time to ask more about these persons and their relationship with me would quickly come to uncover telling bits and pieces of my personal history.

one, they would know that i'm not an only child. i have a sibling. he is older than me.

second, cherry lou is a nurse who finished her undergraduate degree from a respected institution in cebu. i am a BA Public Administration baccalaureate degree holder from UP Diliman and i hail from ozamiz. thus, the connection? cherry lou and i both run in the same tight-knit, exclusive (hehe) high school clique who call themselves SJ...which embarrassingly stands for Space Jammers! lol

and russ and thea? law school groupmates during my all-too brief stint in law school. i have fond memories of …

reading inspires


How tired i am of this unbearable distance between us
How i long for the toll of the recess bell
Have you forgotten me?
Grown mindless of me?
Tell me i am not writing into an abyss
Or that is what will become of my heart.

ellay duwasoh, richelle pactomin and allyson dim

LOL...had a really fun time tonight with LA and allison at amici's tomas morato where we went for dinner and then starbs afterwards.

story of the deliberately misspelled names was that in starbs, i had begun to write shakespeare's sonnet 114 from memory on a starbs brown recycled paper napkin. and then i signed it ellay duwasoh which caused a perverse lala to wrestle for the said table napkin from my grasp. the napkin ripped into two and she wrote down my name and number(!)on her won half. i protested, arguing that i didn't even write her real name and she retorted back on the same grounds. ng childhood a la michael jackson. =)

sat in my table at starbs and i watched while lala and allison read. and i tried to take a snapshot of the moment in my mind...remembering my thought just a few days ago of how everything just seems so ephemeral, so fleeting and unrecoverable. and i hated it to be that way. i love people. like celine in before sunset, i…

for allison

Allison! i thought you might like to see this!

when i think of hot chocolate...

when i think of hot chocolate, i remember mae. i was talking to her on the phone one late night and i said to her, "you know what, mae, i feel like this is one of those conversations that take place in the kitchen, you know?"

she laughed. "really?"

i laughed too. "yeah, you know...where the mom talks to her daughter late at night because daughter runs to her because of life...and they have hot chocolate...we should be having hot chocolate right now..."

i grin. it's happy having mae around. =)

when i think of hot chocolate, i remember my bestfriend in the world, lala. we had hot chocolate late last night. i had brought cocoa powder with me and evaporated milk to go with a night of solemn conversation.

we tried to make it in the kitchen of her house. she took a pan, filled it with water, and informed me that the way to make it was to dump all the cocoa powder into a bowl, put some water and sugar into it, make a paste of those three ingredients and then…

status messaging

i haven't informed you yet, but my latest craze these days has been the hoedown throwdown of miley cyrus...hahaha...i love it! i've been really really wanting to learn it and my boardmates have had to suffer listening to the song repeated ten times a day...ahehe...hyperbole!

anyway...what with that craze and my petty craze for writing status messages on ym, the following ensued:

cory's status message: boom boom clap boom dee clap dee clap! wheee!!!

(chaida settled into the chair in front of her computer. she looked at her ym and noticed my status message...)

chaida's status message: eeeeewww cor...

(she hates miley cyrus)

cory's status message: chaida says my status message is corny.

cory's status message: whatever chaids.

after a few minutes...

cory's status message: do you believe in magic?

after a longer few minutes...

cory's status message: a little magic in the moonlight...=)

after a very very long few more minutes...

hindi ata mapakali, di na makatiis, hehe…

yahoo messenger

oh my heck, one of my petty pleasures these days is to type and change my status message in ym...i like it! it's pretty twitter, only shorter...

i do not know why i did not enjoy this before...=)

Do you always trust your first initial feeling?

for now, this is how it has come down to...for there are too many things that should not and cannot be written down, especially on a public page like this...

finally into vienna teng

for my children in the future - lullabye for a stormy night...

for me right here, right now...

"and how i am sure, like never before, of my reasons for defying reason..."


"and so we hold fast
acknowledge the past
as lessons exquisitely crafted
painstakingly drafted
to carve us as instruments
that play the music of life...
for we don't realize
our faith in the prize
unless it's been somehow elusive...

how swiftly we choose it
the sacred simplicity
of you at my side..."

- eric's song

acknowledgements to vienna thanks for sharing your music with us...=)

to my dear friend lala

lala dearest, this is for you. =)

hope you like it!


is on twitter...even neil gaiman!

Run, little rabbit, run...

it's way past 3am and i find that this is one of my more somber blogposts. my thanks to david archuleta today. thank you, kid. you must be one of the nicest people in the world coz Lord must know how difficult it is to keep nice when you are in one of the un-niciest industries in the world. thank you for being genuine anyway. i wish you could inspire me more emotionally, but unfortunately, it's another person who does that for me.

thank you for telling us of the song rabbit by matt duke. made me feel better tonight.

trick or tweet!!!!


i am soooo enjoying twitter...and my enjoyment increased a few notches up as i noticed just now that i am drawing followers!!!! weeeeeheeee!!! why anyone in the world would want to follow my day-to-day life, i don't know, but it's flattering to have people read you on the internet...hehe...or so i think...


by the way, my greatest wish on twitter is that maybe one day, david archuleta would start following me...oh, it would mean so much! so kilig to the bones!

he's really so irresistibly likable. it's very easy to see that. take this post of his (from twitter):

Oh my heck, there are cats outside fighting and they're really loud! Hush cats! People are trying to sleep! You shouldn't fight anyway.

hehe. he couldn't sleep because of the cats.


YES! Night

YES!!!! i had fun with lala and allison last night as i spent the evening again at lala's place after a spell of a long, long time! too long - about one month and two weeks.

we watched YES Man! and it was a funny movie...sarap din ng food: chocolate ice cream, rice, ruffles, viands - fish and pork...=) (sorry, i'm bad with dish names, tomorrow or sometime soon, i'll ask lala the dish names. gotta call a spade a spade, right?! uh, i think that expression didn't smack well right there...hehe..)

movie reminded me of third eye blind's jumper...i am definitely mentioning this movie to chaida, a big (well, actually, i don't know the size or extent of her adoration) jim carey fan...

nice night! YES!!!!

* * *

cory's lyrics: i wish you would step off from that ledge my friend
You could cut ties from all the lies that you've been living in and
if you do not want to see me again, i will understand!!!!

find out the correct lyrics! hehe!

i like this part:


m. NIGHT shyamalan

actually, this post has nothing whatsoever to do with that famous Indian filmmaker. this is a mere referral to the 'night' part cause it has something to do with night...hehe..

one night in bellecroft, i shut down my laptop and pulled down its monitor. chaida noticed what i was doing and asked,"sleeping early tonight, cor?"

"naw," i said, "will read." but i smiled as i considered her ironic question and the interpretation we gave to the word early. it was two in the morning, for goodness' sake!

but that's me and chaida..NIGHT persons! we day the night away and we night the day away!!!!

whoopee! here's to the fun times with chaida on the Late Show at Bellecroft!!!! hehehe...

nobody else but us (and other night persons) will ever be able to comprehend the luscious and succulent fun of the night!

i wanna know you!

two of my fave artists! catchy song! i LAV it!


david: is everything ok?

miley: i'm sorry david, i can't do this.

david: it was the onion bagel, wasn't it?

miley: No, no. you're fine. just maybe, maybe next to it, you might want to try a nice little, uh,lemon bar.

david: then what is it? oh no, when i called you that i was david cook!

miley: no, no, it's just, um, i broke a promise that i really need to keep tonight.


Love David! great songs in hannah montana! i'm also loving Dream!

cold...sleepy...and satisfied!

that was me, lala and allison earlier today at flaming wings in katipunan. i love being with those two especially with lala...makes me feel so loved, actually. it's very i'm my worst self and still loved for all that.

so what else? what are you doing today? the twitter question...

nothing, really.

dreaming of pink lemonade...

oh and i just wanted to record this - a touching gesture: lala gave me a welcome back world, what did i tell you, ain't i lucky? =)

thankies lala and allison!!!

my bestfriend loves me

in my mind and heart, i always knew with certainty that i am indubitably lucky to have her for a friend.

sometimes, you just don't take the moment to appreciate it to the fullest extent that you should.

me: tell me about it when next we speak...(some lines excluded)..don't worry. never worry about me, okay, dearie? i'll be fine..=)

lala: i worry regardless, of course. i just have funny ways of showing it, haha.


(lala, ikaw kc. don't worry about me...)

leona lewis

dear blog,

i just found myself a new superstar to look up to. behold leona lewis! she sings diva songs so effortlessly and so beautifully and she's also beautifully modest and un-diva-ish. she's brilliant. as sharon osbourne did say of her, "you're an amazing girl, leona." after seeing her performances and her naturalness, i'd say the same of her. there are the other videos where she's talking that would be more telling of why i am praising her so much right now but i'm lazy of finding them and posting them here so let this suffice in the meantime.

Go leona! you're my woman!

note! see how mesmerized simon cowell got! hahaha!

a smell in the that me? (hehe)

chaida walked past me and asked, "naligo na ka, cor?"

"yes," i confidently said...then i realized i was only feeling naligo na...i haven't taken a bath since yesterday! hahaha!

pa-unhanay mi ni chaida!


a love song for my family

What About Love?
by Lemar

What if I took my time to love you?
What if I put no one above you?
What if I did the things that really mattered?
What if I ran through hoops of disaster?

No one would care if we never made it.
We're in this alone so why don't we face it?
There is no room to blame one another.
We just need time to forgive each other.

What about love?
What about feeling?
What about all the things that make life worth living?
What about faith?
What about trust?
And tell me, baby, what about us?

How can I give this love a new beginning?
How can I stop the rain, it's never ending?
How do I keep my soul believing?
Memories of how we should be keep calling...


I'll take the rivers rise
I'll take the happy times
I'll take the moments of disaster...