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2011 proved to be one of the best I've had so far, I guess every new year proves to be better than the old one or it is just the maturity thing kicking in. Everytime I looked at the fireworks during new year, I can't help but wonder what the year would bring and how my life (and my family's) would fare.

And yet, a few days before the year ends, I can't help but be thankful that I have survived another year. Enough of the drama. Here's my year-end post for 2011 :)


1. Family - I'm thankful for being with my family and for all their support and love. We may not be that showy with one another but we each have our own way of showing it.

2. Friends - for all the old ones and the new ones I have met this year :)

3. Doing well in school - not really well, well. But I'm glad that there are only two sems left (including this one) before I can finally say babye to college. And last sem was the toughest one I had in the history of my schooling.

4. All the blessings. YEAH. There were a lot. It would took ages to enumerate them all. Funny
thing was, right after New Year, I felt like the unluckiest person alive but things turned out for the better and even if the remaining last weeks of this month dampened my spirits (mostly acads' doing), nothing would beat all the blessings I've received this year.


1. Mama's 60th birthday - no explanation needed.

2. The birth of Jiggy cam and Bambi (ipod)

3. Watching my first ever football game live - UP vs. UST Finals

4. Jinggoy greeting me on my birthday and accepting my FB friend request (he WAS my crush that time, don't worry though, I'm still a fan).

5. Harry Potter 7.2 - there goes my life. But HP will forever remain in my heart :)

6. Mesut Ozil addiction - I finally admitted to myself that I love Ozi best among all the football players out there :))

7. Azkals vs. LA Galaxy game - heck, I watched it live! and had seen Becks' curve ball first hand and I finally saw a 'real' football game (not that UAAP football isn't real) live.

8. Receiving the free tickets from an LA Galaxy player no less. HAAA! If I ain't lucky xD

9. Having my name mentioned in an ABS-CBN news article online

10. People tweeting me back (or replying to my tweet)

AJ delaGarza:

Marc Nelson

Pamela Clare :)

11. Reading 49 books (I think I could make that 50 before the year ends) this year! HAHAHAHA

I may have overlooked something but the things above pretty much summarized what happened in my life for this (past) year. Looking forward to great things coming! Hello 2012 :)

Top Five Favorite Male Characters

1. Ian Thornton - Almost Heaven (Judith McNaught)

2. Mr. Darcy - Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

3. Michael Moscovitz - Princess Diaries (Meg Cabot)

4. Alex Fuentes - Perfect Chemistry (Simone Elkeles)

5. Sirius Black* - Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)

After much deliberation, I have finally come up with my top five favorite male book characters of all time (well up to the present that is).

So what do most of themhave in common? Aside from their looks? Is it because two of them have a partner named Elizabeth? Or that two of them have photographic memory?

I was trying to analyze what makes me admire a fictional male protagonist and after reading Elkeles' Perfect Chemistry I think I understood what I look for in a hero (or rather what draws me to one):


1. Ian - Photographic memory, good in numbers, business, etc. The guy's a genius.

2. Mr. Darcy - I can't remember if I read about him being smart, but I'm guessing he is smart because how will he be THAT rich if he wasn't?

3. Michael - KYAAAA~ A computer geek and a genius. He was my crush during high school (the Princess Diaries series was our bible during that time).

4. Alex - thanks to him I realize my preference for male characters. It took his photographic memory, an A grade in chemistry and a discovery of a cure for Alzheimer's to prove it. LOL.

5. Sirius - he is a special case. I love Sirius and he would have ranked third or fourth but I decided to put him in fifth because I have this romantic inkling with the first four guys, while what I have for Padfoot is pure respect (and admiration) ;)

Aside from being smart, there are numerous reasons why I love them but it will take time to enumerate them all! haha.

The LA Galaxy experience (the bus moment)

Perhaps if there is one thing I would never ever forget about last night, it was the part after we got out of the stadium.

Here goes.

We decided to try our best to get near to the LA Galaxy players (I was hoping to see AJ and thank him personally for the tickets, which was nearly impossible). We stayed outside and took in our surroundings (but more of observing where the players will emerge) but sadly there was no way for us to get near them.

We positioned ourselves somewhere near the gate, we tried to get close but the security wouldn't allow us. Luckily for us, a kind officer took pity and he let us get close. Still, the only chance for me to see them would be when the bus leaves. All that time, we were busy finding any sheet of paper to right something for AJ (so that he'll notice us). We were at a lost for quite sometime and fortunately, Ziru found one. Then Ziru (with Hannie's help) wrote/draw this:

The thumbs up sign should have been 'a thank you' but it was too long so Ziru decided to draw that. She included my name because AJ should remember it (I mentioned it on my second post).

So we positioned ourselves and I was holding the paper up high (I'm not normally like that, I'm usually reserved) and guess what? We were on the right side, and AJ and the rest of the players were on the left side of the bus! What a disappointment. LUCKILY, they were stuck in traffic so we ran our way to their side and I flashed the paper.

It took some seconds for AJ to see, some of his teammates saw it first (look at the picture above, they were looking in our direction!!) and they sorta glanced at AJ. And then he saw. And he smiled and I tried to maintain eye contact (I think I was successful). Then he did this:

Not once, not twice and not even thrice! He was doing it for at most a minute I think? While looking at our direction! He saw the thumbs up sign! And he was smiling! (the girls beside me thought the thumbs up was for them, hahaha) The bus moved and got stuck in the traffic again. I edged myself closer to his side and when I looked at him, I mouthed "thank you", I repeated it at least thrice because I thought he did not understand what I was trying to tell him, after the third try, he nodded and smiled at me. And I really thought he remembered me. LOL. But when I tweeted him:

HAHA. He did not remember! But it's okay :P At least he remembered doing the thumbs up sign and seeing his name on a piece of paper (he was probably wondering why my name was on the paper that night).

LOL. The good part about it? Some of his teammates were constantly looking at our direction! hahahahaha (or masyado lang akong nagaassume). I think it was rare for them to see someone cheering for AJ and not for Becks and Donovan :P But can you blame me? The guy made one of my wishes come true! It was more than I could ask for. As I've said, AJ dela Garza, thank you very much, you have a good heart :) And to Ate Ruzelle too, if not for you I wouldn't be this happy.


Up until now, I can't believe the amount of luck I had. Getting four tickets was enough, moreso that it came from an international player. But being interviewed? Meeting famous people? Experiencing all the kilig moments? Him tweeting me twice?

Wake me up after this dream ends.

If ever Real Madrid will come here to play, I swear I will be fully prepared. But hopefully it will not be soon, I'm just a student, they can come after my graduation! LOL

Blog posts links:

La Galaxy - Azkals (The Game)

This will not be a technical post about what took place in the game but more of what we experienced overall.

Thelongline. Super long line getting into the stadium and you know what? we patiently waited for our turn not knowing that those with grandstand tickets have their special entrance!

Annoyingofficials. If annoying was the most appropriate term. We were literally passed around. I think we run 4x (back and forth) around the back entrance because the officials were so vague (and unsure) in giving directions. The result? WE MISSED THE OPENING CEREMONY. and you know what? That is my most favorite part of the game. We made it inside 10 mins into the game and we were all tired and seething from anger. It took me 30 minutes to calm my nerves down and for that I was not able to focus entirely on the game (I was shaking from exhaustion - I'm not a runner).

Thegame. YEEHAA for Beckham's skills! Seeing those curve balls! Nothing much I can add and I don't want to go to specifics since it was a friendly match. Still, if only there were more excitement! and they shouldn't have subbed the key players out (the crowd grew quiet after Donovan and Beckham left).

We were a few seats from the Madrigal sisters.
I was able to record Pacman exiting the stadium.
We had our pics taken with the gorgeous Marc Nelson.
I was interviewed (but I was not clearly thinking straight! haha).


The post after this would be my last and let me tell you it's the part that I want to write most about but because I'm super sleepy atm, I think it will have to wait for tomorrow xD

Blog posts links:

La Galaxy - Azkals (Before the game)

5 out of the 17 items in my bucket list are football-related and one of them came true last night (which is also coincidentally the first item accomplished out of my list).

10. Watch an Azkals' game live: check.

This, I am thankful for Ate Ruzelle (who's currently residing in California) and LA Galaxy player AJ delaGarza.

Greatnews. A week ago, I was surprised to see Ate Ruzelle commenting on an old post of mine about my frustration over the pricy Galaxy vs. Azkals game. She asked me if I wanted tickets because she can help me get two tickets. I then learned that it will come from a player - and an LA Galaxy to boot! (AJ is the niece of her sister-in-law). Imagine my excitement?! Still I was a bit skeptic because it was too good to be true (if you were in my shoes I know you'll feel the same) - and I think I only met ate Ruzelle twice in person xD

Wednesday. Ate R. messaged me Wednesday telling me that AJ can probably get 4 tickets (but there were already two sure tix) and that I would have to wait until the game day to know where I can get it - still I'm a bit doubtful (and hopeful too!)

Gameday/Saturday. 12 noon and still no news. I was resigned to the fact that I wouldn't be able to watch the game (eternal sadness for me) and I was like "hello, he's an international player, how could he spare some time getting tickets when he's busy with his team". I took a bath and when I check my phone: BAM. There's a text from ate R. all the way from USA telling me to go to Makati Shangri-La to get the tickets at the concierge - 4 tickets. WOW. Imagine my HAPPINESS. AJ also told her (idk if it was to her or to his aunt) that in case any problem arose, I should tell them his room number (I know I know I know! his room number!)!!!

Shangri-la. The problem was, idk how to go to Shangri-la. HAHA. I know where it may be but I'm not confident to go alone, luckily Ziru accompanied me. We arrived at the hotel at 5pm (I was hoping that I would catch a glimpse of them and perhaps approach AJ and ask for a picture but given the lateness of our arrival, that was impossible). We proceeded to the concierge and they asked me to sign my name on this:

I blacken his room number! LOL. BUT. I assume he wrote this. He wrote my name (okay, AJ if ever you get to read this, I'm sorry for being so expressive but it meant a lot for me ^^) and I belatedly realized that our handwriting were similar.

Then here is the envelope containing our tickets:

He wrote my name again! He wrote my name twice. A footballer thought of my name (even if it was for a fleeting second), he knew Maricar T. HAHA.

Additionalthoughts. If we were right about a player having the privilege of getting two tickets, did that mean someone from his team kindly helped him get the other two (my imagination's working in overdrive)?

The tickets:

Four uppergrandstand tickets. We think each ticket costs about 12k (before they gave the discount) or 8k the least. 32 - 48k? asajshajhdkjashd; SEEEEE? And to think that he personally (I assume?) got these tickets himself (it was printed on the day itself) and he was supposed to be a busy man! :")

The thing is, the fourth ticket was never used. We had contacted friends to join us but somehow, something happened and they can't make it. Sobrang biglaan lang talaga. Parang nung tanghali nakaupo lang ako sa bahay tapos malalaman ko na lang na biglang may apat na ticket na pala (akala ko dalawa lang talaga nung una, hehe)? STILL.


Blog posts links:

La Galaxy - Azkals (Appetizer/the aftermath)

Since I'm still quite busy with my 199 paper, I would just like to share what I am feeling right now:

I felt that what happened yesterday was a dream. It was surreal. I had my assumptions and expectations but never did I think that I will get more than what I asked for. I am so blessed.

I felt bad for my previous ranting post. If only I knew. Anyway, the biggest surprise for me was reading my name in a news article on

Having my name alongside Beckham? and other big names? WOW. Plus three paragraphs dedicated to me? Can I die now?

THOUGHTS. Of course I am ecstatic to see my name on a news site but what struck me most was the one underlined. I maybe a football fan girl (in the sense that I like football hotties) but I'd like to think of myself as more than that. I love football, I have long since passed the period where all I cared for were the gorgeous ballers. The game is special - i don't have words really. And I do have high regards to girls who love football - those who really really really love it, if you know what I mean =))

*** oh my. Pardon my comment about the substitution part, now I realize how shallow and dumb it was for me to tell that. It was probably my frustration about them subbing out key LA Galaxy players that led to that (frankly, my mind became blank when the reporter asked me about my thoughts in the game, it happens I tell you). People paid to see Beckham, Donovan, etc. and they subbed them out too early? C'mon! If ever I were given the chance to answer that question, I would say: I hope the Azkals took the game to heart and not be starstruck by the players. Even if it's a friendly, the Filipino expects them to give their all. Wouldn't it be nice that Beckham's popularity would be eclipsed by Filipinos feeling that the Azkals can be up par with LA Galaxy? -LOL. Now that was a hundred times better.

The second surprise?

AJ DeLaGarza replied to my tweets. TWICE. Life couldn't get better! It's quite sweet of him to reply to me and his fans :) This is the first time that someone replied to my tweet (not that I occasionally pester players, I'm quite shy. haha)

As for the topic of our convo, I'll deal with it in a separate post :P

Blog posts links:


From the oh-so-happy feeling to downright-fugly.

If only:

* I hadn't received that comment/message.
* I didn't hope for it to come true (I'm still hoping btw)
* THEY would understand how important it is to me

then life would be okay. *sigh* Can't they understand how I'm willing to take a risk? Kahit ngayon lang.

Imbes tuloy na maging optimistic ako, nawalan na ako ng loob. What a way to dampen my mood, samahan pa ng 199.

Okay naman kasi kahit hindi matupad, kahit mauwi lang sa wala yung effort ko, at least I tried. URRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

I finally got

my Real Madrid scarf (if that's what you call it). My tito bought it from Barcelona (ironic isn't it?).


Someday, I'll go there myself (Spain that is).

Philippines Under 23

Following my post yesterday about the Philippines-Laos game, I'm back for more thoughts!

I intentionally watched the replay a while back and I was mesmerized by Joshua Beloya's second goal. I never did notice it last night, probably because I was distracted by his first goal, and I was beyond crazy after his second goal that I failed to analyze how fantastic that goal was. It took great skills on the part of Beloya to maneuver that goal, with one Laos player pressuring him, with other players, they would have been dispossessed but Beloya showed us how good of a player he is.

But, I think that equalizer goal from him lifted the Philippines' spirits up. In case you hadn't noticed, after that goal, we worked triple hard on obtaining the ball. Why is it that we always work our asses off towards the closing minutes? It happened in the game versus Timor Leste too. I'm not complaining but if only we play with that intensity, things would have changed.

Bagging a medal is too far a dream, but it would not hurt for us to hope :) Correct me if I am wrong, but our U23 national team has never qualified for a semi-finals berth right? Perhaps we can see some light come 2013, but hey I am still hoping that somehow a miracle would happen :D

Which leads me to this article. I read it right after watching the game against Timor Leste (and before the game against Laos) and quite frankly, I agree to what the author wrote.

I don't know if it was my pained heart agreeing but seeing how the team played against Timor Leste convinced me that the team lacked chemistry. What was the author's term? Rag-tag? I couldn't agree more. We all have this players with foreign sounding names but somehow with all the glory attached to their names, they can't deliver. Their skills can't be questioned, but why is it not affecting the quality of our game? To answer that, our team still needs to get used to playing with each other. They were given what, two months? It isn't enough. This players have different mentalities and of course putting them on a field will not necessarily give good results (at first). Try to imagine this, you have all this high class ingredients but without following the instructions, no matter how much you spent on procuring them, it will not taste great.

So my verdict: In 2013, we should see a big improvement on our side. The team is young, most of them will be eligible to play for the next SEA games so by then we can expect more chemistry. And try to think of it this way, our U23 is an experimental team and just like what the commentators said about the team, it is still in a developmental phase. Clearly, Coach Weiss has more or less an idea on how to handle the team - well I hope so.

This leads me to another concern. Don't hate me but why is Weiss the U23 coach? I have issues with him being the Azkals coach, but aren't there many coaches who can handle the U23? Why not give them the chance? I think they can handle the team better than Weiss (like for real). Let him (Weiss) handle the Azkals (senior team), he has enough in his hands.

Let me quote:
And why was the training of the U-23 team ignored? Because the PFF and the management team were too busy with the Azkals and preparing for pa-pogi friendly games against Nepal and Victoria Beckham’s husband that they forgot we had a U-23 team? (cebufootball @blogspot)
AHHH. Forgive me in saying that all these pa-pogi, pasikat, etc. stuff have somehow made my love for the Azkals (our seniors team) wane. I still support them yes, but outside the field, I lost my interest on the players. IDK. Yes, I am a fangirl, but at some point parading these hotties isn't as glamorous as before. What I want is some quality football :) What I'm saying is that I do hope that our U23 team would not let all the popularity go inside their head. Don't be too showbiz-minded, please.

Sorry for the rant. But I'm ending this post with some thoughts about our U23 players. When I told you that as individual players they do have the skills, I meant it. Some standout players for me are:

  • OJ Porteria - this boy has mad skills. Can you see his way of handling the ball? Superb! I like how he can safely make his way across defenders. And he is only 17! AND he hails from the same town as me! I remember a month ago (i think) he went to our town's municipal hall :P
  • Neckson Leonora - one of our home grown talents. I think he's great as a defender and he did standout for me. We do have a problem in our defense but in a way Neckson did his best defending.
Well good luck on our game against Myanmar. Whatever the result, I will still support you guys.

p.s. what I wrote above is solely my opinion.

Have you...

watched the U23 game between Philippines and Laos?

If not you should :) I think it is the most epic football game I have ever watched (that means a lot). Joshua Beloya deserves all the praise, like for real. Truly, the words 'never say die' aptly describes our U23 national team, I was initially planning to post something regarding the fate of our U23 (mostly rants) but I think that would have to wait (will depend on the result of the game against Myanmar on Sunday).

and ohhh, I am totally switching from liking Neil Etheridge to Roland Muller. Don't ask me why (well you can ask me! haha). What's with goalies? I was never into them before.

Just a thought.

I think people are intimidated by me.

I don't know but somehow I can feel it.

BUT. I'm naturally shy, introverted, reserved and I'm afraid to approach people.

Given a large crowd, you'll probably see me away from it, in a corner, all by myself.

However, once you get to really know KNOW me, I can be a tad crazy! hahaha and I'm kind (where did this come from?).


You are so beautiful~

I need to post this or else I'll have no peace.

Tell me, what do I have to do to meet a guy like Ji Wook? If meeting a guy like him would cost me to be single until the age of 34, then I am willing xD

Isn't the song and this MV beautiful? I just love everything about it :) Scent of a Woman, why do this to me?

Cun Zai

Following my Tony Sun obsession, I have found another crushie :3 Show Lo. Guess what? I'm planning to do a fan vid of Hi, My Sweetheart with 5566's song. LMAO.

I used to think that Wo Nan Guo was my favorite song of them, but lately, I can't seem to get Cun Zai out of my mind =D

Tagos sa lungs

Yung feeling na mas bagay talaga si girl and si guy, pero bakit naman kasi yung third party eh sobrang perfecttttttt?

After how many years, ngayon ko lang talaga naisipang panoorin ng buo ang My MVP Valentine, during the time na pinalabas siya sa GMA 7, feeling ko "eeeeewwww 5566". Pero natatandaan ko nung mga time na naabutan ko siya sa TV (reruns), nagustuhan ko yung story, and now sobrang maganda pala talaga.

Back to what I was saying, mas gusto ko talaga si Prince and Xiao Xi together, pero since nasimulan ko siyang panoorin sa umpisa, okay na din ako sa Xiao Xi-Chen Feng. Try to imagine if you were in Xiao Xi's shoes, I think you would also choose Chen Feng (okay, medyo gumagwapo na siya sa paningin ko ha, especially sa ending song nung tumatakbo siya). Kasi yun yung realidad, siguro para sa ating mga viewers mas okay si Prince kasi nasa kanya na lahat, and ako din umaasa na sana sila na lang talaga sa dulo, but then mas matimbang pa din talaga ang true love.

Yak, naparant na ako, kasi naman ang sakit lang sa eksena ng episode five. First time kasi mawitness ni Prince yung pagmamahal ni Chen Feng kay Xiao Xi, and more than Prince's heartbreak, mas nawasak ata puso ko T_________________T

Sana man lang binigyan nila ng flaw si Prince 'di ba (to think na napapangitan ako kay Tony Sun dati)?

CRS and learning foreign languages

After the first batch run, I am more or less happy and disturbed (at the same time)

1) For the remaining two semesters, there are only 7 subjects left for me to take: 5 Cres subjects, Comm 110, MST and PE

2) Though I have enlisted 6 subjects, only three of those are truly needed. We are only allowed three comm res subjects (So CRes 197 has to go) per sem.

3) Although I'm a priority now, I was not able to get an MST subject. I need to have one this coming sem to lighten my load for the last one, and I can not go less than 5 subjects this sem, because of academic reasons (and my scholarship won't permit it)

4) Comm 110. I NEED TO ENLIST IN ONE like now. I have prepared myself to take it even if entails having Avceilla as the prof, BUT why is it that the only class available is in conflict with my Thesis proposal class?????

5) The sole consolation for me is that I got JUDO for PE! yay. Finally, I can complete my PE requirements.

6) I enlisted Span 11 and/or German 10 just in case I wouldn't be able to attain the minimum load units.


Out of the 6 classes I got, only the CRes subjects are of use.
Hopefully, a new section for Comm 110 will be opened, actually it is necessary to open one.
I need an MST subject.
So technically, I only got 9 units = PILA na naman.

On learning foreign languages

One of my interests in life is to learn different languages. I have this dream of learning at least five languages (was inspired by Rizal). I can understand a bit of Korean and Japanese. I had taken beginner course in Spanish and Italian and if ever I decided to take German 10, that would be my fifth. LOL.

Reasons why I am interested/why I decided to learn the particular language

1) Japanese - there was a time when all I did was to watch anime and japanese dramas. This led to me learning katakana/hiragana (which I readily forgot after a month) and to become familiar with some words and phrases
2) Korean - the effect of KPOP and Korean dramas. Learning Hangeul is easier than learning Japanese. Really. I think I'm more knowledgeable in Korean than Japanese (thanks to Arirang too!)
3) Italian - the result of not getting Korean 10. HAHA. No particular reason for learning it but can I just say that learning Italian was fun? Bellissima.
4) Spanish - Sergio Ramos, La Furia Roja and Football. Out of all the languages, I love Spanish the most. Probably because I was so into football during the time that I was studying it.
5) German - I think I'll pick German 10 instead of Span 11. Reason? Mesut Ozil. HAHAHAHAHA and isn't it nice to hear ich, ich, ich.


I can not get away from my fan girl self. I think more than Rizal's influence, my fan girl heart motivated me to study languages. JAJAJAJA. But if I were to choose a second course, I think I'd choose Linguistics ^_________________^ And I'd major in European languages.

How to

cram 3 papers and two quizzes in two (three) days?

Tue - PI 100 quiz
Wed - Presentation of 197 paper and 165 paper (both the Data Analysis part)
Thurs - 175 quiz, PI 100 quiz, and deadline for our Anthro 187 research proposal


COLORS ~Melody and Harmony

My most favorite Dong Bang song, no doubt (Wasurenaide is a close second).

I just love Jaejoong's voice, there's this distinct thing in it that will pull you in. In this song, JJ and Yoochun's voices blended so well it almost made my ears cry in happiness (lol). I will never get tired listening to this for it gives me this warm and fuzzy feeling like there's nothing to worry about. And I absolutely adore their smiles and the look they gave each other =P

p.s. Almost all of Dong Bang's Japanese songs are fabulous.

Ozil and the Supercopa

"Actually seeing Mesut Özil go mental is quite surreal. Guy is personification of calm" - (Nerdyyy, 2011)

Let me tell you about what I felt while this was all happening (I didn't watch it live, was able to watch it a day after it happened).

Ate Dylan posted on my wall about Real Madrid's 6 yellows and 2 red cards. Never in my wildest dream did I expect Mesut Ozil to receive a red card. NEVER. AS IN NEVER.

With five minutes left in the game, I was wondering "why are there no red cards yet", truth be told, I'm already expecting Marcelo or Pepe or Sergio to receive one.

So when Marcelo received one for that foul on Cesc (oh my poor Cescy), I was not surprised. Then the outbreak occurred. I saw Mesut joining in the rumble, I was a bit shocked to say the least 'coz he was there (and a bit proud 'coz he was defending his club and teammates!).

* in his stay in Real Madrid, he never got involved in fights, nor did he have a major say in any decision by the ref
* part of it, I think is because he can't speak and understand Spanish that well yet
* a large part is because, he's BAMBI. He never gets angry, he rarely complains, he's always calm and he's a bit shy. I will not be surprised if the classy Xabi gets yellow carded but if you tell me that Ozi got a yellow, I will treat it as a joke.

and then this happened:

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It happened so fast. In the beginning I can see Ozil among the crowd, the next second the cameras were focusing on him. Even they knew how IMPORTANT seeing Ozi's wrath was.

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Everyone (I'm pretty sure) became afraid of seeing him like that (is it the turkish blood-german mentality kicking in? Imagine Hitler and the Ottoman Turks' blood pulsating in his veins). Even the referees had to restrain him. It was sweet of Sami to try to pacify his friend. And Marcelo too :)

He became agitated when David Villa slapped him. I don't want to blame anybody but to make him THAT angry? DAMN. REAL DAMN. If only looks and words can kill) There are "rumors" circulating around that Villa said something offensive to him and now people are taking sides, even the issue of religion has been brought up (btw, I think he is in fasting mode). I do hope everything will be sorted out.


The thing is, do you know how I felt right after seeing Bambi's temper? My fingers began to shake, as in literally shake, I guess his anger reached my heart. Earlier in the first half, I was thinking about how I never heard Bambi receiving a yellow card in a game and I was wondering what would make him blow up. I clearly got my answer :|

Funny how before joining Real Madrid, Ozil's dream team was Barcelona. Imagine how happy I am seeing him in a RMA shirt and caring for his team! I can not wait for the next El Clasico in December!

p.s. Mou did his own mischievous act, poking the eye of Barca's assistant coach, Tito Vilanova (he received a spanking in return but managed to smile it all off).

and I can almost imagine unamadridista's post: In case you missed it: The Mesut Ozil edition


Since this is an Ozil post, I learned from una that it all started when Villa pushed Ozil, afterwhich Valdes hit him and then that was when Villa slapped him (and said some insults too). Imagine if you were Ozil, how would you feel? Ozil only went there to help Higuain (I read this on twitter so it is not that accurate) or some of his teammates.

The warmest feeling in the world

is when your mom puts a blanket on you (while you are sleeping).

Like I can't even remember the last time my mother did that (perhaps when I was a little kid?), but last night, I woke up when I felt something being put on top of me and then I saw my mom with my blanket :)

Try to remember

the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow~~

Give me a September that's free of worries, free of Acads and free of papers~~ LALALA.

I wish it will be October soon. ...for sembreak to come. This sem is proving to be a difficult one :|

* CRES 197 (most demanding subject! I swear, haha)
* CRes 165 (good luck on our class endeavor, good luck to us Data Analysis team)
* Anthro 187 Research Proposal
* PI report and exams

Philippine Azkals (thoughts, ramblings)

We have truly gone a long way. Though we lost on both the home and away leg against Kuwait, I am still proud of the Azkals.

Kuwait is miles ahead of us in terms of football but we still managed to keep up with them (somehow). We have improved a lot since that away game and there were moments in the recently concluded game that almost changed the outcome of this leg.

As a fan, gusto ko lang sana ishare yung thoughts (and frustrations) ko about the home game. Pero keep in mind na saloobin ko lang 'to and alam ko naman na mahirap talagang talunin ang Kuwait at kulang pa tayo sa experience.

* There was this part sa game na nagkagoosebumps ako kasi kitang-kita mo na na buong puso talagang naglalaro yung Azkals.

* We had so many chances, so many attempts sa pag score ng goal, too bad hindi nagconvert. I think isa sa mga problems natin ang offense, idk, pero everytime na mapunta na sa side ng Kuwait goalie yung ball, parang medyo napepredict ko na na one way or another, maiintercept agad ng Al Azraq yung bola, kulang kasi tayo sa support, tapos minsan may miscommunication pa dun sa nasa front line. May kinalaman ba 'to sa formation?

* We should practice on long passes/crosses, Kuwait is so good with this.

* I was disappointed with Weiss (sa away game pa lang). Palagi na lang siyang nagsusubstitute ng players mga 5-10 minutes before the game ends. Okay lang nung away leg, pero sa home?

Bigla ko tuloy naalala yung game ng Barcelona against Real Madrid (Champions League). RM lost at home, tapos nung nasa away game na, the commentator guy said na, "given the position they were in (it's either RMA will lose or win) okay lang na magexperiment si Mou, na he should try to bring the substitutes in (to create an offensive attack), kasi nga if your players are not performing well (and perhaps hindi nila day yun), better to change your tactics 'di ba? Wala na naman kasing mawawala. Malay mo magwork. Kung matatalo na lang din kayo, mas okay na na you exhaust your resources and alternatives (I don't think I'm making sense here)

* Speaking of which, hindi day ni Phil and Angel ngayon. Lalo na si Angel, ibang-iba yung laro niya ngayon as opposed to the first leg. Don't get me wrong ah, pinakafavorite player ko si Angel sa Azkals as of now, pero siguro the fatigue settled in.

* Stephan Schrock for me is the best player of the game. Not just because of that goal he made (which was fantastic!) pero he was doing so well sa midfield na nakakawow talaga :)

* So imagine-in na lang natin na kung naglaro lang si Schrock nung away game (na kung saan sobrang active ni Guirado), malaki sigurong difference ano?

* Pero nakakatuwa talaga yung improvement ng Azkals, as in, mafefeel mo talaga na kabado yung Kuwait, especially nung lamang na tayo ng isa tapos palaging nasa atin yung possession, lalo na nung naredcard na yung isang player nila.

* The moment na naging 10 man team na lang ang Kuwait, nagkapag-asa ako. AS IN SOBRA. Kasi napakalaking advantage nun for the Azkals, tapos we were ahead with a goal pa. But then, minutes after nun, bigla na lang nakagoal yung kalaban T____T Sa point pa lang na yun, medyo alam ko na na it would be difficult to survive that one.

AYAN. I finally let go of my thoughts. Sana walang naoffend, ito lang talaga yung thoughts ko, and I know I'm not that knowledgeable sa football (I don't play the sport) pero from a fan's perspective, yun yung saloobin ko. STILL, I would like to reiterate na I am so damn proud of the boys. As in. Mahirap naman kasi talagang maaccomplish yung World Cup Brazil eh (given our circumstances). Pero I'm sure sa World Cup Russia, we have a greater chance of making it.

Lastly, that's the way football is, minsan natatalo, minsan nananalo. It's everybody's game. I tell you, my heart had been broken a lot of times from seeing my favorite teams lose. Sobrang hinahate ko na nga yung mga nakalaban nila eh. LOL

Kaichou Wa Maid Sama Fan Vid

I made this a month ago (a few days before school started). Only UL-ed it now because of our poor net connection at home (dorm's ULing capacity is 1000x better, I'm not even kidding).

Sorry for the video quality (some parts are pixelated, idk why) and for the lack of creativity (I'm tooooo lazy to study Vegas tuts :D)

Chapter 3: Harry Potter (part 1)

PS. Forgive my grammar =)

The day I discovered Harry Potter:

I can still remember the time (it was 3pm-ish) and the place (in our old living room). When we (Oyo and I) were young, my father loved to rent VHS/VCD every weekend. That fateful Sunday, he brought with him a copy of the Sorcerer's Stone, telling us that the clerk recommended that
film to him (saying that children will love it).

True enough, I was captivated. I can not forget the Quidditch scene! and Harry's first ever ride aboard the Hogwart's Express (the chocolate frog!). BTW, I never knew that it was based from a book (series) or that more movies will come after it xD

Then sometime between Dec 4-6 (we were in a contest in Lucena), my friend/classmate lent me her copy of the Chamber of Secrets. I was so surprised that time (refer to the paragraph above).

It was then the start of an experience that will last until who knows when.

Pic above is just my entry describing the first movie :)

Two more entries. BTW, our Grade 6 yearbook was never released. T______T Due to admin issues, a lot of students (including me) transferred to another school and I think it (old school) was their way of retaliating.

More entries. These were more of my HP memorabilia/stuff.

I still have that bookmark from my friend.

My HP pillow is still with me. It is my most treasured possession (LOL). I carry it wherever I go (where sleeping is required). It has accompanied me in Batangas (retreat), Rizal (contest), Tagaytay (family trip) and I use it in our dorm :D

Up until now, the disappearance of my mug remains a mystery. Though I suspect a member of my family accidentally dropped it. HAHA.

Chapter 2: Movies and Books

What do you think are the contents of these notepads?

Years back, I had this hobby (?) to write the description of every movie and book that I read (from the cover). It was not enough that I just wrote it, the letters/penmanship should be the same (well almost).

Here are more pics:

The same goes for books:

I was such an addict before xD This was when computer (and of course the Internet) was not yet a household item (it was too expensive).

Chapter 1: Grade 6 days

On Chard Gutierrez, Chestnut, Trigger, A1, etc.

Scanning through my Grade 6 journal made me laugh. I was such a crazy crazy girl back then. My grammar was horrible and my sentences were soo poorly constructed :)) I noticed that what I was saying basically revolves around a few topic: acads, crushes, and life in general.

1. The Richard Gutierrez era

Three-fourths of my diary entries were all about Richard Gutierrez. I had this humongous crush on Chard ever since I laid eyes on him (it's no longer applicable now though). I watched every, as in every, show that he was in. Isn't it obvious that I even counted the months and days since I last saw him on a particular show? HAHAHAHAHAHA.

2. The Chestnut, Trigger and the code name period

We all experienced having crushes right? I did have crushes before, my grade school years (Gr. 5 - Gr. 6) were filled with kilig moments especially when I saw my crush(es). My ultimate crush back then was Chestnut (formerly called Mr. Yellow because of his scarf xD). He was three years my senior and he had this group of friends who were mostly good looking (my tropa all had a crush with some of them). It was truly an exciting period for me and my friends!

Then there was Trigger. As I was reading his name a while back, I can't honestly remember who he was. It took me an hour to remember. Trigger was in the same grade as I (but in a different section). I think one reason I liked him then was because he plays basketball well. LOL

3. A1
I used to listen to music before (passionately). I do love boy bands after all but let me say that A1 will forever be my favorite band. No one can surpass them in my heart. You could just imagine my sadness when Paul left. Things have never been the same ever since and somehow, I lost my interest in music.

There you have it, my Grade 6 diary! There are also Harry Potter entries but I will tackle it in a separate post :)

Prologue: Notebooks

Starting from this post, I'll be posting several entries about things that occurred when I was still young (2002-2004).

What do these notebooks contain? Fragments of my childhood, mostly musings about my crushes! LOL. And proof of my obsessions xD


It's been a year

This exact day last year, I watched my first ever World Cup game (Spain versus The Netherlands) even if it was a replay (LOL).

It was also the day when I was captivated by Sergio Ramos's hair and La Furia Roja (Nando Nando Nando Nando, every moment a dayyyy).

Time flew by so fast right? From a noob fan, I can say that I am now a bit more knowledgeable about football. I CAN UNDERSTAND CLUB LOYALTY and I know more players as compared to before (also the rules).

I think my love for football will continue on as long as I live :) Only three more years and we'll get to witness it in Brazil ;)
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