Saturday, June 30, 2012

Rain Rain Rain

Rainy days have come! It's the season you have the licence to stay at home, relax and amuse yourself. From my end, I don't have much to do when I lock myself at home. Today, I decided to try something new. 

Since I love singing my heart out that sometimes I don't care if I hit the right notes or not, I did a cover of Up Dharma Down's Tadhana (one of my favorite songs) to kill time. Let me share my music video with you, guys. Charot. Hahaha. Forgive me 'cause I'm not a pro! I'm just having fun! :D

*insert thunder and lightning*

Ooooppppsss. Sorry. I think it rained harder. Hihihihi. :D

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Breaking a Leg

Out of Focus
One of those moments I am somewhere
else while on stage 
"I miss seeing you on stage", Jigs said to me.

I say that to myself too. I miss performing on stage and letting out every single worry this grown up life caused me. I miss the curtains, the lights, the smell of the fog machine and the shaky feeling while doing my thing. I'm on that I'm-craving-for-you-because-I'm-missing-you level for MY stage. Yeah, I claim it as my own. The stage has become my home. From the day I stepped on it, it has been a safe place for me to express myself without inhibitions. When I feel I'm down, the stage becomes my refuge. The feeling of stepping on it is the best feeling I know. It's my portal to another world. The stage is one place I can be myself or whoever I want to be. 

I'm not the best stage actor. I'm actually far from being good but I know I CAN perform. I sometimes fail in giving justice to the roles assigned to me but I always make sure I give my best. There are still skills  I need to develop or things I need to learn or unlearn. In short, I need more workshops and experiences (I NEED MONEY AT THIS POINT).

I think this being-away-from-my-stage phase is being too melodramatic. I can't help it! I want to perform again. I want to dance the stress away or sing my heart out. It's the only way to keep my sanity. Things recently are not cooperating with my dream of being on MY stage again. But I know, I should never close doors for my passion (I will never will!). As long as I am young, I want to explore this Theatre world which I am aware has a lot more to offer. 

For now, I'm struggling my way to reach those lifetime goals. I must help my parents first then I'll consider coming home to MY stage as a reward. So life, bring it on! And to myself: Break a leg! :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Words from a Papa's Girl

June 17 '12. Celebrating fathers' day
“Friends come and go” – That’s one of the few things my father has instilled in me since I was a child (until now). Those words may seem too simple but looking back to the years I went through, that statement holds truth. Papa taught me to be strong and stand on my own every time I fall and everyone else doesn’t care. He told me not trust everyone around me because only few of them will stay with me until the end. And I thank him for that. I thank him because I was able to get rid of those people who aren’t real and treasure those who never left (and will never leave) me behind. I am thankful to him because he brought out that tough girl in me but I am more thankful to him for many reasons.

I thank him for fetching me ANYWHERE when it is raining really hard or it’s too late and dangerous.

I thank him for teaching my 9-year old self how to drive a manual car.

I thank him for buying me things I didn’t even ask for.

I thank him for saying he’s proud of me when he watched my first stage play.

I thank him for always saving me from people’s judgments.

I thank him for always protecting me.

I thank him because he let us share the best of nature together. I remember those late night walks with him, those times he’ll let me ride on his bike then we’ll go to the park. He’s also the one who lets me bathe in the rain with him. “Bageng, umuulan o, sarap maligo. Tara, ligo tayo” – those words mark a very happy rainy day.

Papa and Little Jhei 

I thank him for every happy meal. The best part of being his daughter is the food experience. He cooks really well and I’m very proud of him because of that. He’s the master chef of my life and no one will ever replace his throne.

I thank him for making me his princess. I was called as “Papa’s girl” back then because I always want to be with him. I cry when he’s out of my sight and I get jealous when his friends joke around and say “Akin na lang papa mo”.

I am lucky I grew up with my Papa. I got to enjoy things with him unlike others who get in touch with their dads through phone calls because they work overseas or the others who never knew their fathers. I got to live through those I love you’s every morning and those random lambings from a dad a girl will always cherish.  Yes, I am lucky and I thank Papa for making me feel (always) that I am.

Thank you’s are not enough to give him back everything he has done for me. There are still things I need to do to fully make him feel that he did a good job raising a child like me. But I hope he knows that still, I am always thankful because I know I’ll never reach this far without a father like him. If he’s not here, I may have just broke down that time I was really weak. If he’s not here, no one will remind me that I have parents (specially a father) who’ll always at back. 

I love you, Papa! 
Happy Fathers' Day!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Firmoo: Free Sunglasses for Bloggers!

I'm in love with eye wears (all kinds) and I just got two pairs of sunglasses for free today! :)

The package came while I was preparing my late lunch
Thank you, Firmoo for these two awesome pieces
I love the colors! Plus, it came with really stylish cases. :) I really wish I could use them soon. (C'mon rainy season!)

Firmoo is a China-based online store for eye wears whether shades or prescription glasses and they are offering a great deal for bloggers like me! Just send an email to and with 'Free Sunglasses' as subject, tell them that you are a blogger and you want to try their products. Don't forget to include the link(s) to your blog(s)! Just wait for their reply and in a week or two, you'll receive the sunglasses of your choice from them!

One thing more! If you are not a blogger and you want to try their product, they give free glasses to first time buyers, too. You can check their website for more details.

Personally, I'd like to try their Bifocal glasses. Their pieces are so unique and stylish! (You can check them out from the link posted on my sidebar) I'm sure I'll be buying from them one of these days. :)

Thank you, Firmoo!
Goodluck fellow bloggers! :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Miss Independent

Happy Independence day! Charot. This post has nothing to do with the June 12 celebration.

I know we all love receiving gifts. From the shiny to the funny ones, we treasure everything that was given to us. After all, it's the thought that matters. But for me, there are gifts I treasure the most. The ones that I'd like to keep for a lifetime that even my great grandchildren will take care of.

One of them, I received few years back during my 18th birthday celebration. For me, it's one of the most thoughtful gifts I had. Fun, hilarious, witty, crazy and full of love... it's so me! So yeah, I'm sharing this audio-visual presentation a dear friend did as a gift for me. READ: This was shown to all our guests during my birthday party! I was so embarrassed at first but the latter part put me to tears. :)

I've been wanting to share this video but my computer skills are so average I needed a little help to get it online (yeah even gifts are given online nowadays). I never get tired of watching it! Seeing my young self always reminds me of those carefree days. Those were the days when everyday is full of new adventures with friends and those were also the days I don't care how I look (it shows). So I thank Eks for stalking me, grabbing my non-sense vanity photos as well as my childhood uhugin pictures, and putting them together in this very cuhrazy video. I thank her because this always makes me feel that I am loved, no matter what.

Thank you for this gift, Eks. Thank you for the wonderful gift of friendship! :) Cheers to more years of love! 

I am really fond of shutter shades (eye wears in general) and yeaaah, Jollibee. :) but I was never an eskimo, just to clear things out. =)))

If the video isn't playing (i think it's not), you can check it here: I told you I'm not good at these things!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Emo Train

It's that feeling again.

It's one of those days don't feel good about yourself. It's when you think the Earth's gravity is strong that for no reason, you feel very down and you can't even lift yourself up. It's one of those awful days you miss your friends or important people who can make you feel that you're better than anyone else. Today is my "one of those days."

(getting off the emo train in this station)

Lalala. I'm hoping for a happy weekend. This has been too much.
I want to flyyyyyyyyy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Win Forever 21 Shopping Spree!

I recently joined an online contest by Samsung Philippines and I need help from other people to win. Samsung is giving away a DV300F camera plus a shopping spree from Forever 21. So would you guys help me to win this? Pretty please? I promise I'll be sharing P5,000 worth of shopping spree to a lucky friend. It's the first time I'm doing this and I'm really crossing my fingers! How? Here's the mechanics:
  1. Like Samsung Cameras PH on Facebook
  2. Go to this app: and allow it to load.
  3. Now, open a new tab copy this link ( click enter and just hit the VOTE button. 
  4. Follow my blog on NetworkedBlogs or Bloglovin (you can find the widget on the sidebar).
  5. Comment in this blog entry with your Full Name, Facebook account and email address. 
  6. Contest ends on July 20 and the winner will be selected through
Remember, you'll only win if I win. :) So, win with me! Please help me and share my photo to your friends too! Good luck to us! Thank you! :D

Call Me, Maybe

That moment you're crushing on someone.. so deep.. so real.. then you'll realize, he's more of a woman than you are. Slash wrist.

In this world full of pink flowers and butterflies, my single friends think that they'll remain single for eternity. Whenever they rant about their crushes who are probably crushing on or dating other crush-able guys, I smile (widely) and tell them: BEEN THERE, BEEN THAT and I just thank the heavens for giving me my much deserved love from a real man last year after being hooked for someone, you know... but that's another story!

Seriously, what is happening? How can  "guys" out there pretend to be real and break girls' hearts? Is it the latest trend that even Carly Rae's music video (watch it here) tells a story about it? So paasa. I don't have anything against gay people, I honestly love them but only those who are true to themselves. I actually give a hands down to those who are courageously coming out of the closet. I respect them for being MAN enough in not hiding their real color: PURPLE. (Commercial: oh, how I love purple!Kei.) I just don't understand those who let girls fall to them, text them, chat with them, date them, play with their emotions and just leave them with this line: Pasensya na, hindi ko na kasi kayang itago e.

Fvck that statement. 

Yeah, they may have reasons for being gay and they have more complicated reasons for not telling they are one but there should be no excuse in playing with people's hearts. As what a local song says, "At kahit ano pa ang gusto mo, basta't wala ka pang tinatapakan na tao, ituloy mo lang ito", in making life decisions, one should be considerate with others. No one should get hurt nor destroyed.

So for the peacocks out there hiding their feathers behind their girlfriends OR PLANNING TO DO IT, spread your wings or your colorful tails! Stop using girls to tell the world you're a man. There is a better way to prove that you are a REAL MAN. :) 

*bato bato sa langit, ang tamaan huwag magalit*

Para wala na talagang magalit, I'm sharing this video of Barack Obama's version of Call Me, Maybe. :) Enjooooy!

Genious! :D

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June 8 na, Di Ba?

Anong petsa na ba? Ang tagal naman. 

I haven't been in a good mood since last night and I woke up early this morning on the wrong side of the bed. I went to a family gathering a little bit gloomy but I need to not let them notice my condition... or else. So I tried my best to conceal my state, switched on my laptop, started making looooooooooong threads with my "emo" TUKSiFriends and the rest's history.

Blame this photo

We started reminiscing our remarkable experiences during college, constantly exchanging I love you's and I miss you's.... and we're not even drunk. I'm not sure what will happen if we all see each other again. I think I should advise the management of our planned destination to activate CCTVs and tighten their security...just in case (alam niyo na, baka may magkapatayan sa pagmamahal). LOL.

I feel so lucky happy to have such amazing friends. They never fail  to blow the bad vibes away and to paint that smile on my face. They are the people who'll understand everything about me and will not make any judgement on my decisions but will point out the wrong ones. I love them to bits for they are the CRAZY bunch who will be willing to bitch slap anyone for me (hello, minions! CHOS!).

I know that I'll be having the same mood I had last night as I switch off this laptop tonight. But I thank TUKS  for today, they saved me from a feeling I thought I couldn't handle on my own.

Fast forward to June 8, pretty please? :) Sasabog na kami sa dami ng mga kwento namin e. TISSUE MOMENT!