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cory: may chika akoch...

lala: anong chika itech?

cory: okay, so do you remember uk guy?

lala: yep! banker guy the same?

cory: yep! he'd like to exchange personal contact info. he had gone on a business trip to inner mongolia because his bank was dealing with a large dairy company there. and this company is going public so they're hashing out details of the IPO (initial public offering).

so he's visiting the dairy farm there and he took pictures of the cows. and they're really cute daw so he wants to share them with me. first, he asked me if there was an app in the phone i was using so he could send and show me the pictures of the really cute cows. but i said the phone i was using was a company phone.

and so he asked me for my own personal contact information but i said that that would be outside of professional bounds so he just gave me his own info and asked me to contact him.

i'm tempted to take up his offer! (but sort of like, just-having-fun tempted!)


stay sane

struggling to stay sane in a job that is driving me insane.

go mimi!

so proud of mimi when i see and read her articles on philstar. :)

favorite sentences

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone? - Joni Mitchell

She cries, "This is more than goodbye. When I look into your eyes, you're not even there." - Maroon 5

I hope you know that even if I didn't, I wanted to. - Rachel Yamagata

She had fallen in love so many times that she began to suspect she was not falling in love at all, but doing something much more ordinary. - Jonathan Safran Foer

Did you ever have a memory sneak out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks? - I don't know who

It's like I waited my whole life for this one night: it's gonna be me, you and the dance floor. - Chris Brown

Honestly, you turned out to be the best thing I never had. - Beyonce, because we're quoting Chris Brown

Cinderella said to Snow White, "How does love get so off-course?" - Faith Hill

I slept in castles and fell in love because I was taught to dream. - Lori McK…


i figured you were either busy or...busy.

i almost do

I bet this time of night you’re still up
I bet you’re tired from a long, hard week
I bet you’re sitting in your chair by the window, looking out at the city

And I just want to tell you
It takes everything in me not to call you
And I wish I could run to you
And I hope you know that
Everytime I don’t,
I almost do, I almost do

I bet you think I either moved on or hate you
‘Cause each time you reach out there’s no reply
I bet it never, ever occurred to you that I can’t say hello to you
And risk another goodbye

And I just want to tell you
It takes everything in me not to call you
And I wish I could run to you
And I hope you know that
Everytime I don’t,
I almost do, I almost do

marco? polo!

searching for lala all over town. thinking she's moved to tibet and did not tell me. heehee.

quote for the day

I'm motivated by the power of cognitive laziness.

you + me


taylor swift's wanegbt

WE are never ever ever getting back together.
We-ee are never ever ever getting back together.
You go talk to your friends,
talk to my friends,
talk to me.
But we-(ee!!) are never EVER EVER EVER getting back together.

Like, ever.

I used to think that we were forever ever,
and I used to say never say never...

michelle obama's speech

cory: so you cried when you watched michelle obama's speech?

guy: yeah...

cory: aww, poor baby...

guy: you cried too!

cory: i'm a girl.

guy: i'm human. humans are emotional. i was in a bad mood that time and -

cory: it's okay, baby...

i'm just kidding. it's perfectly fine for a guy to cry, of course. i just couldn't resist ribbing the person a little, you know? there are just some persons who are fun to rib, that's all, hehehe. and the guy was laughing, okay? so please don't call me evil. =)

Breaking News: Debate Ends Abruptly As Obama Punches Romney In Face

that was news from andy borowitz and this is why i follow the US presidential elections. it's hilarious!

as the elections are almost coming to a close, here are some remembrances of the funny highlights that have occurred, in no coherent order and for no logical reason:

1. "binders full of women"

- mitt romney's verbal blunder. i'm laughing as well, but i can't explain exactly why it's so funny. i guess you had to have been following the elections to "get" it. hehehe.

2. the first presidential debate where obama was sucker-punched without a fight and his supporters suffered a nervous breakdown at the romney surge

- reading all the hyperventilation that went on and the hilarious political commentary was funny!

3. "the forty-seven percent"

- one of the most memorable "mini-scandal" of this electoral season. the media feasted vulturinely on this gaffe for a while. it was political entertainment.

4. mitt romney's three-state fo…

little prince,

it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, you know. what is essential is invisible to the eye.

strangers - all in one night

i normally wouldn't talk about it, or even entertain it in my thoughts, but i'm not talking about it with anyone else anyway, so...?

there's this guy - the one who studied in the uk and who works in a bank, and he said to me some days ago - in that part of the conversation where you're exchanging pleasantries - he said, that his day was tough but that it was alright because i had wished him a good day.

and though the comment to me has weight like less than a feather (probably), i wondered if it were comments like that (that things were fine because i had wished him a good day) that were supposed to signal to me that someone sort of likes me or not.

i actually don't think about it all that often. i just thought that maybe, for a change, i should maybe have that sort of wondering conversation with myself, because i don't think i really, truly let myself have that sort of self-conversation, you know?

and for some reason, this reminds me of that part that night - i…


i was thinking that it was hubris to repeat something nice that a person says of you, but i wanted to like, "retweet" it just because it was nice. this was actually weeks ago. someone said to me:

it was so nice talking with you...

it's nice when someone is appreciative once in a while of how nice they feel having talked with you. isn't it?

could almost make you think that there was something right in what you were doing, after all. =)

friday, oct 19

a. editing a resume

so i edited a resume today. i found the task long. at some point, i was beginning to wonder if the flattery that i was "lovely" was worth the effort. (just kidding)

but i managed to zip through it quick as possible and actually, the effort wasn't costing me a sweat. and no, the flattery that i was "lovely" had nothing to do with it. i do things like this pro bono (and sans flattery). i've helped others with their thesis and application letters to masters school too, ya know!

b. my resume comment

cory: you didn't tell me you were the captain of your school's soccer team. i thought you were the cheerleader. (i was going to say mascot, but i decided to be kinder.)

i'm just kidding. =)

falling in love with a resume

there's this person. he asked me for help editing his resume. when i looked it over, i almost fell in love. he has all these academic curricular awards, interest awards, service awards and sports awards. and they're coming from good universities.

he was apparently a student leader, was captain of the school soccer team, and has a pretty good GMAT score.

and i'm wondering if the information is embellished or if i had underestimated him, because he doesn't really seem to shine to me.

and he lists singing as one of his hobbies. i've heard him sing before. it's okay if i never hear him sing again. (hahaha!)

there was this one time when i took exception to a small act of overlooked discourtesy on his part and i called him out on it. he apologized for his "impoliteness". i said it was okay - pushups. he laughed.

i'm not falling though. just something amusing. haha!

clyde's definition of "wala lang"

clyde: musta ____ cor?

cory: we are NEVER getting back EVER

clyde: wait lang, i'm looking for the rolling eyes emoticon as reply...haha, found the emoticon

cory: did you talk with _____ recently?

clyde: haha, nganong nangutana man ka if i talked with ____ recently?

cory: i was wondering if i would be getting libre food...hihihihi

clyde: hahahahaha!!!

cory: i'm getting noh! i'm getting noh!! i knew it! pizza how did you and ____ start messaging?

clyde: wala man

cory: how is it that a "wala man" cannot be talked about???

clyde: hahaha

therefore, i conclude clyde's definition of "wala lang" is "something that cannot be talked about" hehe
i already mish @lala and @allison =D


things i want to gossip about:

1. haruki murakami didn't get his nobel....(???) any thoughts?

2. the presidential debates!!! (it's so pathetic. it's what's exciting to me at the moment.)

3. actually, that's all. can't think of anything more.


happy seal

saw this pic and it just made me laugh. look at the happy seal! crashing the photo of emperor penguins...hahaha!

cute seal...i guess it was just following in the footsteps of the squirrel who crashed the photo of a couple who were taking a picture of themselves. obviously, this little squirrel wanted in in the picture...

i think this should be telling us something: we should never exclude our animal friends from the picture. they really want in! :)

question of the day

do you dwell on the wasted years behind you or the terrifying years ahead?

what an appalling either or! hihihi.



*snore sounds*
*snore sounds*
*the whistling sleep sound*

snore, snore, whistling.

snore, snore, whistling.


the empty chair joke

but this is so funny! from the new yorker:

a first marriage

i've always thought that being president must be an unimaginably difficult job and that life is inherently messy and prone to loose ends and that marriage and love are beautiful but fragile. when taken in that context, it strikes me that the idea of a president being a good president and a good husband and a good father must really be quite an accomplishment.

and i always wonder about the hidden, the unspoken, and the untold. it seems impossible to assume that michelle and barack had never run into problems in their marriage. but how do they pull it off? how do they manage it really, with the whole world watching?

"If happy ever after did exist, I would still be holding you like this..."

i feel like they face such unspoken odds. don't they? i cross my fingers that they stay together and show the world an example of a marriage that's really first.

the obama anniversary

when the presidential debates began yesterday afternoon, president barack obama opened his remarks by wishing his wife a happy 20th anniversary.

his opponent, mitt romney congratulated him, and drew the first laugh of the night by joking, "i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine - here with me." (cue crowd laughter)

we all know what went on with the presidential debate yesterday. romney appeared to have won it, displaying an unusual alertness and clarity, and people, who have been expecting and predicting a once-again articulate obama, were slack-jawed at how the whole time he just seemed like he just wasn't there.

as chris matthews of msnbc incredulously put it, where was obama tonight? but that sounds a little too mild because that was taken out of context and the time adverb is outdated so let me re-phrase that as the words to my own wonderment: where was he that night?!

but no matter where barack obama was that night, or where he had misplaced…

sometimes the best thing you can do

here i am again, wondering if i can make this decision. is it okay if i put limits to how much i can take? is it okay to value my sense of happiness, and put a premium on being okay despite my many mistakes or how bad things are?

for some reason, i kind of feel this need to explain because when i just act on it, i feel that it has misled people and i find myself misunderstood.

it's just that before, many people had assumed that just because i seemed okay, my circumstances were okay, or that they were okay for me.

but i need to be okay, and i need my sense of happiness and well-being (even if i have to fight for it) to be able to do the work cut out before me.

so if you think i'm okay and doing fine, that doesn't mean that some things aren't important to me, or that some things i'm okay with writing off.

i'm just forgiving myself and accepting myself despite my shortcomings. it's me learning not to judge myself. me being a friend to myself.

this is a re-p…

wala lang

there is this person - his profile is that he works in a bank, and he is graduated from the university of york, in the uk (i don't think this sentence is grammatically incorrect, btw).

and he finds himself very curious about me. and i'm wondering what i said. and he just says that it just seems that i have a very interesting story.

it's not interesting at all, i should say. it's just complicated. and heartbreaking.

he finds himself intrigued anyway.

but his curiosity (i always misspell this word) is misplaced. it's a rabbit hole that leads to nowhere. i wish i were simpler.

it's nice to have me around raw. anobers.

but i actually consider it a genuine compliment. that there could be some person who thinks that the fact that you like pink is funny (and not in a ha-ha kind of way), and who finds it interesting that you wish that you could just have a lifetime supply of starbucks coffee and possess a personal library that could be just there for you whenever y…