Chopin beats & droppin Brahms.

habits that need to kick the bucket… list
January 27, 2010, 12:41 am
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I’ve been keeping a bucketlist since I was a sophomore in high school. So far there is a total 0f 369 or so items. I have completed 177 of them. I write random things in random places so that number is tentative. But I have decided to create a new bucket list. A list of things that definitely need to kick the bucket aka I need to get rid of. Just like my original bucket list, I probably won’t be able to complete all of them before the year ends, or I myself kick the bucket. But at least I have something to keep myself in check

in no particular order

+ slouching
+ cussing in public (unless it is appropriate, such as a bar)
+ silently judging (lol)
+ occasionally tweeting/texting under the meal table
+ leaving my AIM buddy list open and not responding to IM’s
+ not answering texts/phone calls
+ undisclosed
+ overdrafting!!
+ talking about myself in conversations when not asked
+ hating (lol)
+ trying to salvage broken links
+ slurring/stuttering
+ not signaling when switching lanes (lol)
+ waiting to get my oil changed
+ borrowing my sister’s things without asking
+ borrowing and forgetting to return to the owner!! -_____-
+ ordering yogurtland when i’m full already
+ undisclosed
not saying hi to someone I know
+ saying negative things about myself
+ and so much more..

looking at this is a bit … discouraging. We all have things about ourselves that we don’t like, but when it’s put in list form. Well, it kinda sucks. lol.

But I mean, I really want to get rid of these bad habits, a sort of purging in preparation for this new decade, and a new journey of my life on which I am about to embark upon.

As corny as it sounds, I want to become a better person.
And we’re just getting started..


you should
January 26, 2010, 5:51 pm
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Never rest on your laurels

You received them for a reason.
Keep working hard, those leaves will wilt.
But your ethic doesn’t have to.

January 21, 2010, 1:18 am
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you remain in our hearts


January 17, 2010, 9:37 am
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I have partied almost every day for the past 5 days.
Last night I went to my first gay bar ever. You may have heard of it, RAGE.

And all I can say about that experience was, the gays love the fist pump, the hair flip, and of course..


Finders Keepers
January 9, 2010, 3:09 pm
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There are people in this world who will introduce you to new and wonderful things,



There are people in this world who will enjoy your company,
and you will bring them joy



Then there are people in this world who will appreciate you for who you are,
who will love and support you,
will see past you flaws,
and will not judge your mistakes


January 5, 2010, 3:46 pm
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today is abuelo’s 82nd birthday.
after brunch we asked him what movie he wanted to watch..

me: (jokingly) hey lolo, what about twilight?
lolo:  BAH! I’m so tired of those bumpire tings, eh!
me: tired of those vampires? how many vampires do you know?
lolo: i am one.
everyone: (shocked) WHAT

lolo: yes. i used to eat women in the philippines.


Happy Birthday Lolo.

We fight we love
January 3, 2010, 11:23 pm
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Children are easily amused by embellishments– the shiny, the fluffy, the sticky, the sweet, the colorful, and the bright. Christmas, for example, is the quintessential children’s holiday. Bright colors are paired together with bright lights, tantalizing smells, and toys wrapped in distractingly decorated cellophane simply calling to be ripped apart.

As children, we believed that Christmas was perfect. Everyone was together, our presents were given to us from Santa, and everything around us seemed to fall together year after year.

Flash forward to now. Even without the recent recession, it is obvious that Christmas no longer feels as magical as it did when we were children. This is because the artfully decorated shopping malls, hotels, and public parks no longer fool us.

We now realize that all of these things have been the product of time, preparation, electricity, and of course– MONEY. And with Christmas becoming more material-centered every year, families are spending more time stressing out trying to find the perfect “everything”, that they are spending less time with their own loved ones.

This Christmas break, I lost an uncle. Losing family members is never easy, especially with the holidays. This was no exception. And though there was much grief and mourning.. this holiday season surprised me..

Most of the family had made plans to celebrate Christmas with us here in the west coast. So the joy of presence lifted the fog of tragedy, and created one of the best holiday vacations I ever had.

My father also recently got married, after a one year engagement– to which we celebrated with many glasses of champagne, scotch, beer, and wine, suspended and clanging together in merriment.

Not many gifts were exchanged this year, however, there were many kisses on our cheeks and foreheads, as well as warm embraces.

This holiday season was not something that all of us had originally planned, but it proved itself to be one of the best Christmases ever.

I think the reason why we are so happy and joyful as children is attributed to our innocence. We are blind to the harsh realities of the world, the stress and preparations behind Christmas, the pricetags behind our toys, food, and amusement park tickets.. and complexities of relationships.

As we grow older, we begin to discover the responsibilities that accompany what we know as adulthood.

But consider this: everyone has had their share of happiness, sadness, joy, and pain.. but what makes people seem —happier than others?

We know that a happy life does not lie in the sparkly, shiny, distracting things that we fantasized as children. Otherwise holidays such as Christmas would be the end to the world’s problems.

The key to culturing a happy and fulfilling life is the ability to understand that although the situation is not perfect, we can still enjoy what is good,

what makes us happy.

Ask someone what problems they have in their lives and they can write down an entire book. But why spend that energy on focusing on our flaws?

You have the power to focus on
what takes precedence in your life.

So keep young at heart, and surround yourself with the things and the people that make you happy.

This life is tough,

but you have plenty of people who are willing to make it better.

cheers to a happy new year
and a joyful new decade :]

r.i.p. tito macky