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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Traveling is the ish!

I am a travel freak. I have an urge to travel the world. I feel a certain high whenever I ride planes and I feel excited when I am in an airport. I have this certain need to see the world, its beauty, its splendor.

I started traveling really young. My Mom would tag us along whenever she visits my Dad in Hong Kong. In my younger years, summer meant spending time in Ocean Park or Victoria Peak while most of our classmates were stuck at home watching 10AM cartoons in a local channel. Long weekends meant a tour in China to buy cheap Shaolin figurines that managed to survive till this day. This early exposure to other cultures probably led me to love traveling as an adult.

Speaking of traveling, I've been planning to visit some popular sites in the South East Asia this year with some friends. Thanks to the internet, trips can be planned and scheduled cheap and hassle-free. I found several site that give tips on how to plan a day-to-day travel itinerary and find popular attractions in certain places. The internet is also very useful when looking for cheap flights around the world. Imagine a flight to and from Malaysia for only about Php7000? Behold the power of the internet!

I'm definitely planning my next vacay and it's definitely going to happen soon! I never thought planning a trip can be this fun and easy. See you on the other side of the planet!


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Monday, June 15, 2009

The Paid Blogger

I've been around the blogosphere for quite a while, and I can say that the whole blogging experience has been a roller coaster ride. There were times that I always felt like blogging; I was always on a high and excited to start writing about how my day went. I'd construct the blog post in my head on my way home so that I could start the blog post ASAP. I have shared a myriad of thoughts through my blog, from the simplest of things (like my dog destroying my newly bought flip flops) to the huge events in my life (like passing the dreaded Chem boards), name it and I have probably blogged something about it.

My blogging experience came full circle when I started doing reviews for advertisers more than a year ago. It was fun doing it because I get to update my blog regularly. What's even better is I get a little moolah for doing it. Paid for doing what you love. That's sweet.

So anyway, I've been looking around (again!) for ways to get paid to post an entry on my blog (since I wanna do this for quite some time). Blog marketing has created a huge buzz among bloggers I know so I kinda would want to ride the wave as well. Not only that, but I like idea of advertising on blogs because it's easy, links are kept for a loooong time, and different people can write different ways to effectively present and advertise a product.

Speaking of blogging and earning from it, I stumbled upon the site the other day and it has since then caught my interest. It was quite easy for me to understand how the site and their offers work, and it made me excited to do paid blogging again. Besides, this whole thing works for me since I stay at home most of the time and I have plenty of time to spend online.

I'm back to doing ads again and I'm loving it. Here's to more entries and more moolah!


posted by Dorxie at 11:37 PM   [ 0 comments ]
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Have you seen Sweet November?

Pu^@#$%^&! Walang ka-kwenta-kwentang palabas. Few years back my friends told me this movie isn't nice at all, so it took me all these years to see it. Because Jowell told me to watch it, I did. Told him I'm a sucker for chick flicks and he said this is probably the best out there. That's bull.

I dunno if I'm just slow and unappreciative, but I was thinking along the lines of The Notebook, Wicker Park, The Lakehouse, A Walk to Remember, Riding in Cars With Boys, Forces of Nature... This Sweet November is a loser. Yeah, it's Keanu and Charlize, but the whole movie is just so wrong. I don't feel chemistry and this is probably Charlize Theron's worst movie...EVER. I used to think she and Keanu look good together (remember The Devil's Advocate?) until this!

The plot sucks, the acting sucks, everything sucks! This movie doesn't even fall under chick flick category! And to think this movie is a remake of a 60s classic. This goes down the drain together with the worst films I've seen in my life!


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Friday, May 22, 2009

Post Gameshow Blah Blahs

I went home unbelievably tired Tuesday night because I went to the taping of the gameshow I was in. I was there 10 AM, but the taping prolly started around 3 PM or so. It was super hot and I was wearing a Japanese inspired satin top... ang init diba? Kasi naman I was thinking if ever I win, dapat maganda ang itsura sa TV!

I didn't bring a bag but I brought an extra top because we were instructed to bring one in case we have to tape for another episode. I didn't use it though because I didn't join the next batch of players. None of us did. Haha. I brought some kikay stuff anyway, even though we were discouraged to bring other things aside from our wallets, cellphones, IDs, and extra tops. Ganon talaga eh, I had to make sure that my TV appearance is worth the hours standing in super long lines. My kikay stuff were in my pouch together with my phone and wallet, and we were made to leave all our other things outside the studio. So we had to leave our extra tops outside. Take note: they discourage use of paper bags. PLASTIC bags lang talaga. Kainis, nakakasira ng porma. Hahaha.

Anyway, bad trip lang because they said come in semiformal attire. So nag effort naman ako. Tiniis ang init at ang hirap ng pagcommute. Jeep to Magallanes, MRT to Cubao, LRT to Santolan, then taxi to the studio. Tapos when I got there some people were wearing jeans and some were in shirts. Sabi ngang walang magshi-shirt eh. Can't follow instructionsssss. Face the wall na yan! Haha. Bad trip. Sana nag jeans na lang din ako. Masunurin kasi ako sa dress code eh!

We waited for like 4 hours before the the actual taping. The game itself lasted for less than an hour. It all happened so fast; before I knew it, the game was already over. And if you want to ask what happened to me... I didn't win. Somebody else did. Hahahaha. OLATS. But then again, it was a fun experience. Pero I prolly wouldn't try it again. It was a game of luck which I have no control of. Sobrang slim ng chance to win.

So there. My gameshow experience from the screening to the taping has been quite refreshing pero at the same time draining. There were lots of things that happened along the way pero I'm too lazy to recall everything. Haha. Oh, and I don't think I'm allowed to say the gameshow's name because the episode I am in has not been aired yet. We signed waivers and stuff kaya secret muna. Watch out nalang in the coming days. Hahaha.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

gameshow jitters

just a super quick entry. im joining a pinoy gameshow later...yay!!! first time!!! hahaha! wish me luck. i need moolah to pay off all utangssss! i dunno how to get to studio yet because we are not allowed to bring cars, so commute lang. tapos no bags (bleeeeehhhh, cell and wallet lang allowed) kaya i have to go there wearing my gameshow outfit. i have a major problem though... bawal ba kahit face powder man lang or hair brush?! masasagap ko na lahat ng usok ng maynila and surely oilyness nako by then tapos bawal ang kikay kit?! ohno!!!!!!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hey there, Delilah.

Hey there Delilah, what's it like in New York City?
I'm a thousand miles away, but girl tonight you look so pretty
Yes, you do.
Times Square can't shine as bright as you
I swear it's true.

Hey there Delilah, don't you worry about the distance.
I'm right there if you get lonely, give this song another listen
Close your eyes.
Listen to my voice, it's my disguise
I'm by your side.

Oh it's what you do to me. Oh it's what you do to me.
Oh it's what you do to me. Oh it's what you do to me.
What you do to me.

Hey there Delilah, I know times are getting hard
But just believe me, girl, someday I'll pay the bills with this guitar
We'll have it good.
We'll have the life we knew we would
My word is good.

Hey there Delilah, I've got so much left to say.
If every simple song I wrote to you would take your breath away,
I'd write it all.
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all.

Oh it's what you do to me. Oh it's what you do to me.
Oh it's what you do to me. Oh it's what you do to me.

A thousand miles seems pretty far,
but they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd walk to you if I had no other way.
Our friends would all make fun of us,
and we'll just laugh along because we know that none of them have felt this way.

Delilah, I can promise you that by the time we get through
the world will never ever be the same, and you're to blame.

Hey there Delilah, you be good and don't you miss me
Two more years and you'll be done with school,
And I'll be making history like I do,
you'll know it's all because of you.

We can do whatever we want to.

Hey there Delilah here's to you, this one's for you.

Oh it's what you do to me. Oh it's what you do to me.
Oh it's what you do to me. Oh it's what you do to me.
What you do to me.


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Monday, April 20, 2009

Hello there, Sidekick and W130!!

After traveling almost 1000 miles from the other side of the Mother Earth, my babies are finally here!!! I've been waiting for my newest gadgets to arrive since i bought them February this year and I can't get over the fact that they are actually right here in my loving arms! Haha! Hello, Sidekick II and Sony Cybershot W130. I am your new master, serve me well. =)

Sobrang tagal na nito at sobrang kaba ang inabot ko sa mga ito. A few of my friends prolly know how worried I was during the whole shipping thing from sellers to my cousin, then from my cousin to my friend. Grabe. Huminto ang mundo. Hay salamat. Makakahinga na rin ako sa wakas!

Sidekick II!

At first, I was more excited to get the fone more than the camera. Why? Una, walang Sidekick sa Pilipinas so I was so thrilled to spot a reliable seller in the US selling it for, well, a relatively cheap price. Second, I love the swivel screen! I thought kasi slide sya then I found out swivel pala. Ang cool cool kaya. Sobra.

Actually, it's an old Sidekick model. Thing is, this and the Sidekick 2008 are the only tri-band Sidekick phones, which means sila lang ang pwede sa Pilipinas. The unlocked Sidekick 2008 retails at around USD300 (or more!) so sobrang mahal na yun para sa dukhang katulad ko. I got my unlocked Sidekick II for, believe it or not, less than USD100. LESS THAN 100, DUDE. Less than 100. It's not even dumb luck. It's retarded luck!!

So anyway, I bought it off from a seller in New York and the had it shipped to my cousin in Stockton, California. From my cousin, it was sent to my friend Joey in East Bay in California. And then finally, Joey brought it home to Manila. I actually didn't know at first if Joey got the package because she wasn't replying to my mails so sobrang panic mode ako the whole 3 weeks. I was even forced to create a Myspace account just to contact her. Thank God her sister Sam replied to my Facebook message!

I met Joey during lunch to get the items and I almost cried when she gave them to me. After traveling 9552 miles (from NY to Stockton, from Stockton to Antioch, from Antioch to Manila), it's finally here! I went staight to Ate Pea's house in Manila kasi I had to wait for Mom there and I quickly checked out the phone. You should've seen the smile on my face when I got hold of my Sidekick. Pati si Joaqui naki usyoso! Hahaha!

Medyo I got disappointed lang kasi the rubber bumpers were blue! (The actual blue shade is darker than the one shown in the pic) Not that I don't like the color blue, but the phone looks so masculine with it! The bumpers are usually dark grey and I dunno why the heck mine's blue! Ackkkk! Now I'm forced to shop for new bumpers online kasi I won't find them locally naman. I'm getting either pink or orange or maybe white. Plus, the interface is so not user-friendly. I guess it takes a lot of getting used to (pati yung QWERTY keyboard).

Nonetheless, my Sidekick still rocks! No one has texted or called me up on my Sidekick so I can't really tell kung ano ang experience using it. Plus, I have tons of numbers to transfer pa, it'll prolly take days to finish setting up the phone. So we'll see how this goes. Medyo na-tatanga pa ako eh. Trial period is on =)


When I opened my W130 Cybershot, grabe, nakalimutan ko and disappointment ko sa Sidekick! I got even more excited sa cam! Hay salamat. May kapalit na ang Olympus ko na 42 years old na yata. *whew*

Of course my Olympus will always have a special place in my heart (naks!) kasi we've been through a lot already: WOW Philippines adevntures, my Visayan sojourn, Davao escapade, Chem Congresses, international Chem conferences, Melbourne and Sydney trip, World Youth Day!!, DWTL Annivs, burdays, gatherings, wasted gimik nights, sleepovers, and lotsa crazy lab moments. But I guess all good things must meet their end. 4 megapixels is so not cool anymore. It's time to move on na talaga (though the W130 model isn't exactly new).

Well, the W130 was also a bargain. I got it for less than USD140 kaya sobrang good deal na. I wanted a better version of the W series but the most updated version na may rose pink na color ay yung W130 lang. It travelled from Tennessee to Stockton to East Bay to Manila, 8940 miles in total. Grabe, if only my gadgets are Mabuhay milers I'm sure may round trip ticket for two na ako to a domestic destination!

I've always wanted a Sony cam and I dunno why Dad got me an Olympus. Kala nya yata microscope ang gusto ko. Hahaha! Pero finally. Salamat naman. *insert big big smile here* Im so looking forward to my summer trips with my friends (though walang plano, I'm sure magakakron yan! Barx! Shnoitz! Dazers! Tara na!!!) and my Manalangsang family (eto definitely matutuloy kahit bumabagyo pa!) para mabinyagan na ang camera! Actually, Joaqui, Dom and I already used it kagad. Si Joaqui kasi excited eh. Mana sa ninang at sa nanay! Hahaha!

Haaay. I <3 you, Cybershot. Here's to more years of togetherness and adventures!

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