Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cellphone Pouches anyone? :-)

Yesterday, I met up with fellow fangirls and had a belated exchange of Christmas gifts.

When I got home I was putting things away when I realized that I received quite a number of mobile phone pouches last Christmas. They are sooo cutesy I can't bear to use them!

Alright, i have a confession to make..i actually don't use pouches! LOL. I start using them but end up keeping the pouch away after some time.

And the ironic thing is that me, yours truly, who lives in one purple world, DOES NOT OWN A PURPLE MOBILE PHONE!!! I have to correct that soon. But for the meantime, these little cuties will have to stay in my drawers or else Kaliena will inherit them soon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My New SMAP Concert DVD!!

I was sooo happy to see Mr. EMS (Express Mail Service y'all) a couple of weeks back. He came bearing the package I have been waiting for - SMAP's concert dvd!

Last Sept. 30, 2008 was the memorable day that I went to Tokyo to watch this concert that is now immortalized in a dvd. I can now re-live the fun, the excitement of seeing SMAP live again.

I picked the red SMAP shop version instead of the original concert theme of black, white and grey because I wanted to remember the SMAP shop which has opened during the Christmas holiday season in Asakusa, Tokyo. It is opened only on limited time and I've always wanted to go to one but unless I ditch my Kamp (I would be disowned by my siblings!), I won't be able to.

I have always been thankful that I am a fangirl. I've invested so much on it for pure escapism but the therapy works and I remain a happy girl.

And this will not happen if not for the generosity of my japanese friends Mayo and Minori. They braved the cold winter to line up at the store and make a trip to the post office just to make a girl thousands of miles away really, really happy.

Mayo to Minori, hontou ni arigato gozaimashita. Futari ga saikou desu!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The most romantic guy in the world!

Feb. 13 evening, my nephew Spade (age 9) kept asking in hushed tones me and his Tito Butch to promise him something. The next day is Valentine's Day and he wanted to buy his mom flowers.

It was actually a bit difficult to do because we were bringing my sister Teng to the airport early and I had to go straight to my Nihonggo class. But what Spade wants to do just touched his aunt's (that's me!) purple heart so I agreed to be his accomplice.

The next morning, Spade woke up really early and was ready even before everyone. I whispered to him if he had money and he said he had enough. His mom thought he was just going to a 7-11 to buy his favorite slurpee. After dropping off his Mama Teng at the airport, we went in search of flowers.

It wasn't easy since it was 8:30am. But a determined boy is really blessed because we found some. He got his mom 6 white roses as white is his mom's favorite color. When we got home, he hid outside and asked that we wake up his mom. When his mom got to the gate wondering who was looking for her, Spade handed her the flowers and she promptly wept.

As I took this photo of the memorable occasion, I thought to myself that lucky would be his future girlfriend and wife. And lucky his folks as Spade is growing up knowing a lot of love.

Saturday, February 7, 2009 Coke!

When I was little, my dad used to work for San Miguel Corporation, then the local partner of Coca-Cola in the Philippines. My most favorite of his benefits was our weekly supply of Coke Products.

I remember waiting anxiously every weekend for the Coke truck to roll by. The minute the truck turns the corner to our house, my brothers and sisters would be jumping up and down and waving our arms.

Thank God for Coke Light and now Coke Zero I can still indulge in my Coke addiction even if I am already a diabetic.

I am so much more happier drinking my Coke with my purple glass! I had to have one and to have one you have to drink tons of 1.5 liters. :)

I knew this was a rare time where Coke had a purple promo item so with haste I happily drank 1.5 liter bottles to get the caps that I need to exchange (six 1.5 liter bottles!!!) for one glass.

Mission accomplished!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Missing my Nihonggo Class...

L-R: Eliard, Kristine, Ian (my teacher!)

L-R: Ian, Peachy and yours truly

My Nihonggo 1 class at the Ateneo de Manila University ( ended last January 17th. In the beginning, I was apprehensive because i've never been to a "class" in years. I was also expecting to be the "oldest" in class.

But after 3 months of 3-hour Saturday classes, I adjusted well, learned a lot and made new young friends. Now I want to move on to the next course but it seems I have to wait.

My last day of class was such a fun day. We had our final exams, then ate our potluck food and watched a japanese drama while our sensei (teacher) discusses some use of words. It was the coolest!