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Baby P's Murderers -- Why Are They Being Protected?

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Aug 27, 2005


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Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this..

I am happy for you..

Have a wonderful, wonderful journey..

Freakin' Weddings!

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Before Erbe came to my life I NEVER actually thought of marrying anybody, or wanting to get married. Yeah sure, there were those I was with and I thought, "Maybe.." But there was never this: "I gotta marry u NOW!" feeling.

In fact, before Erbe came, I wanted to get married when I would be like 35. Yep, u freakin' read it right, 3-5! 35, ladies and gentleman 35! And I was even considering moving it to the big 4-0! Well, that is if my biological clock would not be ringing rather crazily by that time, of course.

Now, I am bloody 25… And I am attending weddings one after another, and learning of friends, classmates, acquaintances who are all getting married!

Note: I just attended one yesterday..Congratulations to Sugar and Eugene! Have a wonderful journey! Sugs, I'm glad u finally found forever..

OK. U GOT ME! I confessed! The marriage syndrome is getting to me.. I am afflicted with it.. Sometimes, I want to really badly get married ASAP. Loving Erbe crazily doesn't help much with abating the feeling, that has become a freakin' bloody need. Need, mind you! Not want, f*@#ng NEED! (Ba, forgive the curse, I will not delete that no matter how much u frown at me!)

Anyways, my wonderful Mama and I have an agreement, I can ONLY get married after I take the Bar exam and not any sooner. *sigh.. I plan to stick by it. If only I am sure that I'd definitely take the bar next year.. What if I get scared shit?!?! Well, at least I gotta stick with my 3-5 plan or even the 4-0 scheme! Hehe..

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SM? Wuzat? Oh, you think I could get a civil wedding secretly?

Note: A friend of mine has done that. Congratulations to Mrs. KL!

I kinda think it's immature. Really! It is. I don't understand that. My family loves Erbe and are very supportive of us. I don't think there's any need to surreptitiously get married! Besides, Erbe, being an OOOOOOLD man wouldn't want to do any secret marriage stuffs..Although, I gotta admit, we are greatly tempted. Celibacy is a very difficult thing! Hahaha! (Note to Ba: I am NOT going to erase that either!)

Anyways, if there were plans, they have been greatly thwarted by this story:

While in Nene's capping ceremony..

Eden ( a cousin): "Ate, sinabi ko kay Mama (my aunt) na kasal na kamo ni Erbe"
I just shrugged and smiled, not thinking of it as any big-a-deal.

While we were having this conversation, apparently another conversation is taking place..
Auntie: "Day, kasal na plan si Tere..yada..yada..yada"
Mama was stunned.
Mama: "Sabi man ni isay?"
My aunt explained, continuing her gullibility and goading Mama until my poor Mother was completely enraged. Her blood pressure going 300/200! Hehehe..

Anyways, I was still unaware of it all happening.


Mama: "Nene (My sister), kamo plan tigpaparaloko nindo ako! Kasal na plan si ate mo, tinatago nindo sako!.. yada..yada..yada.. Mga TRAYDOR! PAPALAYASON ko na yan!

Nene was outraged as well, entirely oblivious to the whole thing. She dragged my cousin (Eden) who started it all, who by that time she finished explaining to my still furious mother the whole thing was shaking down to her itty-little-bitty toes! Hah. Serves her right!

Mama and I talked afterwards and I was able to convince her that she could search the entire database of the Civil Registrars of the whole planet and she wouldn't be able to find any evidence of the freakin' imaginary wedding! Hah.

But at least that cures any wayward thought of getting married via SM! Who would want to after that incident?! Would u?!

Weddings! Hmp.

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Aug 18, 2005

Men's insensitivity and Women's vanity

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I am a self-confessed lover of vintage clothes.. otherwise knows as UKAY!

I derive great satisfaction from buying something nice for P50! or even P35! I do!

NOTE: I know a place which sells clothes at P35, but u wouldn't know it was that cheap!

So being that kindagirl.. It is a really big deal for me to buy something, costing me P700!

Which I did.

I happened to see something in this catalog and i bought it.

But of course, i would want Erbe to see me in it!

Anyways, that day i was wearing the "thing" and i was really feelin' quite good..

I had an exam and i told Erbe to meet me at 7:30 in the evening..

Lately, he has been making me wait because of something which I cannot tell u due to his command.

Anyways, there i was in my new clothes and i was waiting..
...2 minutes passed..
I texted, "Wer ka na?"
...5 minutes..
I was getting irritated..
..10 minutes..
I was texting unmentionables stuff..
..15 minutes..
I was freaking furious.
..30 minutes..
I was out, walking furiously, muttering to myself, cursing, texting him.
Yet no response.
I was like halfway to my ride when I stopped.
And thought, "he hasn't seen my tee!"
Blame it on woman's vanity.
I turned around, cursing myself, i went back.
I started texting again..and again started
waiting, simmering in complete anger.. Yet i had to let him see me in my tee!
After......................... 55 minutes..
He was there finally.
And i started to wait for him to comment on the freakin' tee.. and waited and waited...

When we were walking home..
HE said.. pause.. I held my breath..
"Oi, ok baga bado mo."
That was about it. I couldn't believe it. After all I went through!!! I wanted to bloody kill him. But well, what can you do?!

Aug 12, 2005

Mama strikes again

i love telling stories about my mama..

i can't help it...
mama can win "FUNNIEST MAMA OF THE YEAR" award or the "WEIRDEST MAMA OF THE YEAR" award hands down!

So what has she been up to??

The other week, she lost the Original Certificate of Title of the jeep..

Mama has this way of getting awfully distracted and losing track of things including where things are..

Daddy usually shouts and gets mad about two things:
1. How Mama can find a million things to do a minute before they are supposed to leave the house, which leaves him screaming her name over and over again while Mama would move even more slowly..
2. Mama's gift of losing something she was just a holding a second ago.

So, there she was looking for the OTC. It was rather imperative that she finds it otherwise they would still have to go to Legaspi for another OTC, which would be a great hassle for Daddy's hectic life.

Now, she has been searching for two days and couldn't find it. As you could imagine Daddy couldn't help stop reprimanding Mama..

Until she found it.

Inside her bag, where she didn't look for that whole two days.

And she couldn't tell Daddy that, could she?

So she decided to tell Daddy she found it in his bag.

And for two days reprimanded Daddy about his supposed tendencies to take things and lose them!

Daddy can't imagine how the damn thing got into his bag, but closed his mouth while she kept making him guilty for scolding her for losing the OTC!

And when she finally got tired of making him feel guilty.

She told me what she did, laughing all the while!

Did she tell him the truth?

What do u think?!


She still gives him hell every now and then about the OTC!

Aug 4, 2005


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It all started when we became officers of pschology classes..

Suddenly we were friends..

We had such a blast that semester - the three of us..

Gui, who was having an identity crisis at the same time,just couldn't figure out what course she wanted. She had a life before us.. hehehe..Partying all the time,which always infuriated Bes and me.

Tin,who was one of the campus crushes.. I need not expound.

And then there is me.

We had fun. Lots of it.

We were cutting classes all the time.

We were watching movies.

Sleeping over.

Until we all failed accounting 101.

Then tin and I stopped having fun..

But gui? Gui will have fun until the world stops turning.. She's just like that..You see, sometimes I think, no matter how much she wanted to give up before, she just loves life too much..

Aug 2, 2005


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i believe that soulmates do not come the way it has always been believed so..
i believe soulmates are two people who knows truly how the other heart beats..
how the thoughts are lined before they even are..
and finally, what the soul is praying even when not said..
That's me and settie.