Friday, May 29, 2009

The Dreamy Idealist Dreams of His Perfect Other

I finally took the courage to visit my blog and post a new entry during my lunchbreak. This will be a quick post but I believe it's going to be a long read. But I do hope you will still take time to read. hehe

I took this quiz on and the result is I am a Dreamy Idealist.

The website says:

Dreamy Idealists are very cautious and therefore often appear shy and reserved to others.
I say: That's partly true. Some people thought I'm a snob or aloof but the mere truth is that "isa lang po akong mahiyaing bata sa personal!" (I'm just shy in person!)

The website says:
They share their rich emotional life and their passionate convictions with very few people.
I say: I agree. It takes time for me to trust someone and share my emotional life. naks! emo! hehe

The website says:
But one would be very much mistaken to judge them to be cool and reserved.
I say: That's true. Some people think I'm cool lalo na yung mga pinsan kong bata. hehe. But some people think I'm lame and boring. haha. I can't blame them. That's partly true. Well, as the saying goes, "You can never please everybody!"

The website says:
They have a pronounced inner system of values and clear, honourable principles for which they are willing to sacrifice a great deal. Dreamy Idealists are always at great pains to improve the world. They can be very considerate towards others and do a lot to support them and stand up for them. They are interested in their fellow beings, attentive and generous towards them.

I say: I agree. Naks! Seriously, I had experienced studying the bible with some preachers and I believe it helped a lot for me to develop the core skills that are needed for me to become a better citizen. Unfortunately, I've been having a hard time lately juggling between my working schedules and attending spiritual or Christian meetings.

The website says:
Dreamy Idealists prefer to motivate others with their amicable and enthusiastic nature. Whoever has them as superior will never have to complain about not being given enough praise.
I say: I couldn't agree more. *wink*

And my favorite part...

Dreamy Idealist on Love

Fantasies, dreams, and ideals, play an important role in your life. In your heart, you carry visions of a better world where the wolf plays with the lamb, and the creeks carry milk and honey. Naturally, this also applies to the subject of love. You are absolutely convinced that your perfect other half with whom you can merge into the perfect oneness, exists somewhere in this world. You are obviously aware that this extraordinary gift won’t just land in your lap, but you are willing to wait for a long time and sacrifice a lot, if necessary, to reach this vital goal. “Per aspera ad astra,” or “Through the night to the light,” is your motto. As all Idealists, you tend to raise your chosen partner up on a sky-high pedestal - especially at the beginning of a relationship. Essentially, you have excellent insight into human nature but when you are in love, you obviously throw all of that out the window. That can be the only explanation why you aren’t able to see even the smallest blemish on this person.

On Seeing the Perfect Other

I've read a story that reminds me of a certain girl to whom I fell inlove with but things were just too complicated. I met this girl some time 2 years ago. She was single back then, so was I. I thought we had a connection. I liked her, no, I was inlove with her, but for some reasons, at that time, I thought it just wouldn't work for both of us. And when the time came that I realized that she's the perfect girl for me, it's too late as she is already in a relationship with some guy.

So here goes the story, taken from "Haruki Murakami's On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning"

Once upon a time, there lived a boy and a girl. The boy was eighteen and the girl sixteen. He was not unusually handsome, and she was not especially beautiful. They were just an ordinary lonely boy and an ordinary lonely girl, like all the others. But they believed with their whole hearts that somewhere in the world there lived the 100% perfect boy and the 100% perfect girl for them. Yes, they believed in a miracle. And that miracle actually happened.

One day the two came upon each other on the corner of a street.

"This is amazing," he said. "I've been looking for you all my life. You may not believe this, but you're the 100% perfect girl for me."

"And you," she said to him, "are the 100% perfect boy for me, exactly as I'd pictured you in every detail. It's like a dream."

They sat on a park bench, held hands, and told each other their stories hour after hour. They were not lonely anymore. They had found and been found by their 100% perfect other. What a wonderful thing it is to find and be found by your 100% perfect other. It's a miracle, a cosmic miracle.

As they sat and talked, however, a tiny, tiny sliver of doubt took root in their hearts:
"Was it really all right for one's dreams to come true so easily?"

And so, when there came a momentary lull in their conversation, the boy said to the girl, "Let's test ourselves - just once. If we really are each other's 100% perfect lovers, then sometime, somewhere, we will meet again without fail. And when that happens, and we know that we are the 100% perfect ones, we'll marry then and there. What do you think?"

"Yes," she said, "that is exactly what we should do."

And so they parted, she to the east, and he to the west.

The test they had agreed upon, however, was utterly unnecessary. They should never have undertaken it, because they really and truly were each other's 100% perfect lovers, and it was a miracle that they had ever met. But it was impossible for them to know this, young as they were. The cold, indifferent waves of fate proceeded to toss them unmercifully.

One winter, both the boy and the girl came down with the season's terrible inluenza, and after drifting for weeks between life and death they lost all memory of their earlier years. When they awoke, their heads were as empty as the young D. H. Lawrence's piggy bank.

They were two bright, determined young people, however, and through their unremitting efforts they were able to acquire once again the knowledge and feeling that qualified them to return as full-fledged members of society. Heaven be praised, they became truly upstanding citizens who knew how to transfer from one subway line to another, who were fully capable of sending a special-delivery letter at the post office. Indeed, they even experienced love again, sometimes as much as 75% or even 85% love.

Time passed with shocking swiftness, and soon the boy was thirty-two, the girl thirty.

One beautiful April morning, in search of a cup of coffee to start the day, the boy was walking from west to east, while the girl, intending to send a special-delivery letter, was walking from east to west, but along the same narrow street in the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo. They passed each other in the very center of the street. The faintest gleam of their lost memories glimmered for the briefest moment in their hearts. Each felt a rumbling in their chest. And they knew:

"She is the 100% perfect girl for me." "He is the 100% perfect boy for me."

But the glow of their memories was far too weak, and their thoughts no longer had the clarity of fourteen years earlier. Without a word, they passed each other, disappearing into the crowd. Forever.

A sad story, don't you think? Yes, that's it, that is what I should have said to her.

PS: I was inspired to feature Haruki Murakami's "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning" after reading Kris Canimo's entry entitled "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Boy."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kris Allen is the New American Idol

And the winner is... Kris Allen!

Folksy singer Kris Allen is the new "American Idol," turning judges' favorite Adam Lambert into an also-ran.

Host Ryan Seacrest said on Wednesday's finale that nearly 100 million votes were cast for the finalists. The 23-year-old Allen, a student from Conway, Arkansas, bested the 27-year-old Lambert, a theater actor from San Diego.

The two-hour finale included performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana and Rod Stewart. Lambert performed with Kiss and Allen dueted with Keith Urban.

Allen gets a record contract along with his "American Idol" title.

Source: Yahoo!

Many viewers believe that Adam's punky-rock style and the nasty humors about him (pics of him being gay and kissing other men) may have alienated voters in conservative states, including in the south. Kris Allen hails from Arkansas.

Do you believe that Kris Allen deserves it? Why or why not? ^_-

Listen to Kris Allen's version of No Boundaries (Studio Version).



Seconds hours so many days
You know what you want but how long can you wait
Every moment last forever if you feel you’ve lost your way
What if your chances are already gone
Started believing that I could be wrong
But you give me one good reason
to fight and never walk away

Coz hear I am — still holding on!

Every step you climb another mountain
Every breathe its harder to believe

You’ll make it through the pain (or through all your aches and pains)
Weather the hurricane
To get to that one thing

When you think the road is going nowhere
Just when you’ve almost gave up on your dreams
Then take it by the hand and show you that you can

You can go higher
You can go deeper
There are no boundaries
Above and beneath you
B-reak every rule coz there’s nothing between you
and your dreams

Every step you climb another mountain
Every breathe its harder to believe

To listen to Adam Lambert's version, click here.

Lastly, I just wanna let you know that I am loving this video and the song as well.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Monz Avenue on Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2009

It has been quite surprising that this blog, Monz Avenue, was included by Reesie on her list of nominees for the “Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2009”. Whoahaha! That was totally unexpected. When I started blogging, all that’s in my mind was just to have something sensible to get busy with during my most idle moments. Little did I know that one day, I would be considered somehow “influential” in this so-called blogosphere. A very pleasant surprise indeed.

Thank you very much Reesie! You have no idea how much impact you have made to my inflated ego. Hehe. Seriously, I am more than glad to know about this nomination. I am not expecting to win but the fact that I got nominated is already an achievement to me. Naks! Cheesy... LOL

For those who are not yet familiar to this contest, here goes the mechanics:

Note: You can only nominate blogs that started anytime from May 1, 2008 to the present.

Who can join?

  • Any blogger in the world. Only one entry per blogger.
    • Blog or website owner profile and e-mail are accessible or visible online.

To join this effort, please do the following:

For more info, click Here.

Reesie, you ought to know that you have been influential too, particularly to me. In fact, I have decided to join this contest as well and list down my nominees for the “Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2009.”

  1. Deejay of Good Times Manila
  2. Rye of Flamindevil
  3. Dencios of His name is Dencios
  4. Ax of Axrealm
  5. Kikay of Coffee Stains and Inks
  6. Bluguy
  7. Lucas of On The Coffin Rock
  8. Lovely
  9. Stacey Avenue
  10. Lio Loco

I'd love to continue my list and make it 15 or 20 perhaps! *sigh* Marami pa'kong gustong ilagay eh!

Note to the nominees:

Make sure your archives, profile and e-mail addresses are accessible or visible online.

“People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me. The more principle-centered we become, the more we develop an abundance mentality, the more we are genuinely happy for the successes, well-being, achievements, recognition, and good fortune of other people. We believe their success adds to...rather than detracts from...our lives.” – Stephen R. Covey

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Flu Vaccine, Skin Allergy and Tags

I got tagged by Bluguy, Lovely, Mizmean and Neex.

Part 1
Eight things I’m looking forward to:
1. Go back to Kawasan Falls this month.
2. Get an internet connection at home.
3. Watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
4. Learn how to drive a car.
5. Learn how to drive a big bike (motor).
6. Date someone by the seashore at sunset.
7. Get a new physical therapist for my scoliosis.
8. Get back to the gym and work out soon.

Eight things I did yesterday:
1. Woke up at around 9:00 am. No, I was not in my spongebob boxers. LOL
2. Exercising - Stretched, bent, jumped, and jogged from around 9:00 to 10:00 am.
3. Watched MYX while eating breakfast, perhaps around 10:30 am.
4. At around 10:45 to 11:30 am: Bathed and got dressed.
5. Arrived in the office at exactly 12:45 pm. My work starts at 1:00 pm. Yey! Early bird ako! =)
6. The other day, our company clinic blasted an e-mail to all employees asking to confirm their registration for flu vaccination. So yesterday, I went to the 5th floor to have myself vaccinated.
The nurse was kinda cute. She reminds me of Maja Salvador and Kim Chiu rolled into one. LOL
Nurse: “Are you allergic to anything?”
Me: “Yes, I hate to admit it but I’m allergic to needles.” *sabay smile, nagpapa-cute kahit di naman!* LOL
Nurse: “That’s quite common. Don’t worry, I’m not gonna use a needle. It’s called syringe.”
*she smiled back! at biglang parang narinig ko ang kanta ni David Archuleta...*
...U got me hypnotized so mesmerized and I just got to know...
Me: Cool! Okay! Let’s bring it on!
*abot tenga ang ngiti.*

And just when she was about to pierce me with the syringe, buti na lang natauhan ako. Aside from the fact that the syringe has a needle, I remember I have skin allergies pala.
Me: Wait! I have skin allergies pala. Bawal sa'kin ang eggs, crabs, balot, prawns, at kung anu-ano pang seafoods.
LOL. I’m not sure if it made you laugh. Haha.

7. Worked til 10 pm.

8. Went home at 10:15 pm.

Eight things I wish I could do.
1. Drive a car.
2. Get a good and knowledgeable physical therapist.
3. Fly. Literally, I wish I could fly like a bird.
4. Swim like a fish in the oceans.
5. Run very fast like a cheetah.
6. Keep everyone who really matters to me.
7. Have the courage to tell someone how much that someone means to me.
8. Stop myself from falling for the wrong person.

Like what I always say, it's not compulsory guys! It's all up to you. No pressure.
PS: Thank you Lovely and Bluguy for the blog award! :) I appreciate it so much, beyond words.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Watch it Online! East VS WEST: Manny Pacquiao VS Ricky Hatton

Manny Pacquiao won by TKO in the 2nd round!!

Read on..

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao
Age: 30
Division: Lightweight
Belt: WBC Lightweight Champion
Country: Philippines

Record: 48 - 3 - 2
KO: 36 (67.92%)
Rounds Boxed: 291 rounds

Height: 5'6 1/2"
Reach: 67"

Last five Opponents:
Oscar De La Hoya -W TKO 8
David Diaz - W TKO 9
Juan Manuel Marquez - W SD 12
Marco Antonio Barrera - W UD 12
Jorge Solis - W KO 8

Ricky "Hitman" Hatton
Age: 30
Division: Light Welterweight
Belt: The Ring Belt 140 Lbs
Country: United Kingdom

Record: 45 - 1 - 0
KO: 32 (69.57%)
Rounds Boxed: 274 rounds

Height: 5'7 1/2"
Reach: 65"

Last five Opponents:
Paul Malignaggi - W TKO 11
Juan Lazcano - W UD 12
Floyd Mayweather Jr - L TKO 10
Jose Luis Castillo - W KO 4
Juan Urango - W UD 12

The superfight was held on May 2, 2009 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas at Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Hatton was knocked down by Pacquiao twice on the first round, and another time at the second round to lose via 2nd round TKO. Imagine that!? TKO in two rounds!! What a blast!! LOL

Watch the live streaming of Pacquiao VS Hatton fight below!

Watch live video from ALL4RICHIE on

Alternative Video:

If the video above does not play, watch it through this link:

Thanks to Reesie of for the update and the link. ;)

Wooohh!! Manny is such a great pride to the Filipinos!

Spongebob Boxer Briefs

Today, I had a very bad morning. I woke up at exactly 8:00 AM because it was extremely hot. I felt like I was on fire. No, I felt like I was in an oven. I checked out my electric fan and I could see that the dial is in the ON position. I pressed the light switch. Then the light came on.

“Geezzz! I need a new electric fan!” I blurted.

I went outside and stand along the alley as it was very hot inside our house. I whistled to summon the wind. “Wheoooooooowwww!!” And the wind was obedient. As I was enjoying the morning sunshine, the fresh air and the pleasant music created by the tiny birds, I noticed that every passer by would stare at me for like 2-3 seconds and smile. Then I smiled back. Then they would turn their head away but the silly smiles are still on their faces. Some would crinkle their nose or shake their head while smiling. So, I was like, “Hey what’s going on?”

Then a pretty 19-year-old-girl-next-door shouted, “Hey spongebob looks good on you!” Then, that’s when I realized I got no clothes on except my skimpy spongebob boxer briefs. OMG!!! Geez, what a way to jumpstart my day!

Lesson learned, humarap sa salamin bago lumabas ng bahay! LOL


Tagged for the Nth time

I got tagged again. *sigh* *Feeling sikat na'ko ngayon sunod-sunod na kayang ang tag sa'kin* LOL.

This time by a very pretty nurse named Shel to list down 5 facts about me. I wonder what will I have in return for doing this tag. Hmm.. Kahit vaccine man lang against Swine Flu. Ayos na. Hehe.

I already had a post pretty similar to this and it was also a tag entry. It’s entitled Ten Random Things About Me. Therefore, let me just copy and paste some facts from that post to this entry. Hehe. I hope you don’t mind.

1. I was born in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila. We moved back to Cebu when I was 5.

2. I used to be a mommy's boy when I was younger. But as I was growing up, we've had conflicts which created a slight gap between us. But that does not alter the fact that I love my mom so much.

3. I stand 5 feet and 6 inches. I have always been unhappy with my height and I am so obsessed of gaining more height until now. Too bad, CHERIFER is no longer working for me. Please help me!

4. I have a mild thoracic dextroscoliosis 25 degrees. My back looks a little uneven but no, I’m not a hunchback. For more information about scoliosis, visit and enter “scoliosis”. Hehe. *wink*

5. One of the movies that made me cry in a movie house was Steven Spielberg's Artificial Intelligence (2001). The movie is basically about a story of a boy robot. It's like a modern Pinocchio movie (as if di nyo napanood, hehe). I was saddened by the fact that he went very far but was not able to accomplish his goal, which is, to look for the blue fairy who can make him a real boy. And that scene wherein his "mom" abandoned him in the woods because they thought he might hurt their real son, oh it's just so heart-breaking.

That would be all for today! Have a great day guys!

We choose how we see people. When we want to like someone, we can be so tolerant. When we want to be irritated by people, we focus on their faults. It's not other people's behavior that determines how we feel about them - it's our attitude. - Anonymous

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