Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Let Me Bask on the Lime Light

Turned out he gave two more DVDs of his favorite movies. And today...

"Hey.." I finally found him in his office. He was working on his data. Instead of the DVDs like last time, he gave me two books, The Prince and James Cavell's translation of Sun Tzu.

"I don't know when I can give them back to you," I thought he was lending me the books.

"They are yours."

I blushed. "Oh...that's so sweet," and without any reservation, I hugged him sideways. He was sitting, I was standing, otherwise, the guy was just too tall to be hugged in a proper manner. He reciprocated to pull me even tighter.

Ah, the joy. I want need more of it.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


The day was supposed to be started with a quick drive through at a favorite snack place and then we would be on our merry way to H-town. What were we thinking. It was already pass 12 PM.

"Can I have five of the iced nuts and one of the cream filled, please."

"Mam, we don't have anymore of the iced nuts, in fact we barely have anything now. You're welcome to come inside to look."

"Okay then, I will have five of those, and a chocolate milk, and two waters, please."

"Dollar even."

"Are you sure?" I motioned to the milk, the donuts and the water. I should've wiped them clean.
Reason for the trip: bridesmaid dresses shopping. Our beautiful bride-to-be had carefully made appointments at two different bridal establishments, a big national chain over on Westheimer and an independent one in Chinatown. Either way, we were never far from the center of culinary heaven that is H-town.

Big national chain has advantage in the size and variety of selections, not so much on quality. The mom-and-pop offers better style. It's probably not too far fetched to say that these bridal businesses seem to cater to statistics (7.5 marriage : 3.8 divorce per 1000 population). A divorce-rate limited!

Needless to say, the three of us were this close from turning into bridesmaidzillas. Sometimes watching too much TLC is not good for your soul. The consensus was a halter neck for one (in the hope to alleviate a certain booby-ness situation), tube dress for the petite one, and a v-neck for another. Against all precarious notions, we settled on dresses with the exact same style, and the oohs and the ahhs commencing. Until somebody brought up the style of the reception which in the end resulted in a unanimous voted against the dress. This, of course, warrants for (hopefully) another shopping trip. LOL.

I am glad the bride-to-be has ordered hers.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Train Has Left the Station


you know what J, I was just thinking

what u thinking girl

like the playa...we have the same interest on musics, books, sports, topics for discussion, etc...
even chocolate!
so I thought I found the guy version of me...a soul mate...

dont get ur hopes too high yet
the fall will be higher
and besides everybody always say that when u are starting to know each other, the puppy love

well yes..that exactly somehow my point
you don't need someone to have the same interests
it takes the mystery out of the relationship...the fun is actually less...the exploration is dull
no I dont have hopes on is more like a spur of the moment...the joy of bumping into someone who can have the same interests as me...
is it weird thinking?

sorry was in wece
and talking to mom too the same time?

noooooooooooooooooooo of course
was cleaning something in restroom

hhi ok

u puppy in lov

hm...never met someone like before...that's just one in a million chance

everybody always say that

ok..I never said it before

oh well

yeah..oh well...
if it wasnt meant to be it wasnt meant to be
what do we know right
any kino from u?
ur fault

I'm just not used to it..

get used to it
or the train will leave
for good
or it might have left long time ago


turn and look behind u
do u see it?

dang double dang

its gone

and it was a bullet train too
no wonder I missed it
I'm accustomed to the coal powered one

Friday, January 25, 2008

Update (permisi ya Bu)

gave the book to J

"'s for you"

"to read?"

"yeah....I thought I got to repay you somehow for those DVDs rentals, past and future"



trus ngomongin Sun Tzu, Machiaevelli...


"I don't know, but most people, when they read Sun Tzu, they read Machiavelli too, and this that's haven't got a copy right?"

"no, I haven't. when I went to Delaware for that co-op, I went to a bookstore and spent almost 200 $ on their classic section. Count of Monte Cristo, War and Peace, Sun Tzu, The Prince..."

"wait a minute, they categorize it that way? How's Monte Cristo in the book? I know their movie adaption supposed to be suck..."

trus saya bilang saya blum baca Machiavelli...


dia bilang ya udah ntar dia bawain

movie AND book buddy
ah so familiar
TOO familiar

"hey...I'm uploading my list of movies...I'll send it you so you can choose whatever movie you want next"
bentar lagi music juga bu
dia buka excel file...we looked through it...I shrieked...
"I want Newsradio!!"
gile ini apal semua conversationnya


whats newsradiooo i dont even kno

"Do you like Newsradio? Man, if you like it, you're gonna love The you have the portable harddrive..cause I have both with me..."
trus saya ambil deh..trus dia transfer Newsradio & The Office to my harddrive

Newsradio is a very funny sitcom situated at a newsradio office...very very favorite..I love all the cast members


and he showed me a clip from the Office and that I should start watching Arrested Development

parah....about music
well, his winamp was playing Pink Floyd
..there you go...another sigh


oh well...
wonder if he ever sees me in a different way..


the guy is very popular with girls, Bu
tadi saya lagi ngomong ama dia gitu..masak ada dua cewek krucil masuk (anak2 MS baru mulai semester kemaren)
langsung aja gitu invading his space...buka2 laci...ngomong2

i sense cynicism
i smell blood



"Btw, I think I misunderstood you is not just to read, it is to own. Enjoy!"

"OH! Thanks, I really appreciate it. I will probably finish it this weekend. Hope you enjoy the shows. I will try and remember the movies for you, if there are any others."

Monday, January 21, 2008

Playa Wannabe

Case A.
Just when I didn't sit by the phone, a VIC (very important call) came. It was J! *sigh* Maybe next time.

Case B.
B' asked me out lunch tomorrow and bingo Wednesday night...
bingo group thing, lunch bedua aja...
is it bad to go with this while I'm "plotting" something for J?

have fun

ok...thank you

you're wecome, regards - satan

ADUHHH yang bener dong PAAK
gue nggak enakk nih

it's ok

I thought so...toh kita nggak ada bilang exclusivity, right?

santai aja dulu


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wondering Too
there are still 1500 members of that church... :P

But the results of a court-ordered paternity test revealed in October that Paulk is the biological father of his brother's son, D.E. Paulk, who is now head pastor at the church. <--- !!!

there are still 1500 members of that church <== this is even weirder

ha ha
kok bisa sih disuruh paternity test ttg anak adeknya?
this will make a good Law & Order episode

maybe all sorts of lawsuit left and right
brothernya curiga kali
i'm willing to bet 90% of pastors have their own way of releasing sexual tension
it's just not natural...

you mean Catholic priests?

yeah that's what i meant
ha ha

yeah...I will inquire about this during confession...btw, do you...

yeah ask that

I will

bener ya tanyain

or I'll search priests blogs...see if they talk about that kind of stuff

please report back

ok...this will take time
I'll probably get thrown into purgatory forever, if not straight to hell

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Closest Things to a

Scene on My Best's Friend Wedding

Reference Scene

George Downes: Michael's chasing Kimmy?
Julianne Potter: Yes!
George Downes: You're chasing Michael?
Julianne Potter: YES!
George Downes: Who's chasing you... nobody, get it? There's your answer. It's Kimmy.

Actual Scenes

X = the troubled female
J = member of the opposite sex X digs
B' = member of the opposite sex X went on an alleged "date" with
M = female friend of X

Situation 1:
X and M were on a line for a free lunch
B' and J were also on the same line, a person apart from X and M
X and M were talking
B' saw X and nodded acknowledgedly, might be wanting to strike a small conversation
X and M still talking to each other
X finally stroke a conversation with B'
B', X, and M immediately were in a group conversation
When B' and M talked with each other, X sneakily stroke a conversation with J, involving a high five
B' eagerly joined on the conversation

Situation 2:
X and M sat together at the lunch
B' and J went their separate ways
After lunch J suddenly came over and sat beside X (he would stay until the end of the day)
B' still sat at his seat
J and X involved in a very moving conversation about everything and nothing
X thought she saw B' looking at her and J several times

With those situations firmly recorded on her mind, X is now confused on who is "chasing" who.

--> denotes one-way "chasing"
<--> denotes mutual

1. B'-->X-->J (who is J "chasing"? Answer: Tall, skinny, curly, dark-haired hottie)
2. B'--> J or vice versa (LOL, Bu Didi, you're too funny!)
3. J<-->X
4. X--> J or B' (shooting-for-the-star-landing-on-a-moon mentality)

1, 2, and 3 are highly unlikely. 4 is what's really happening.

And I'm officially stressed out I came up with the silliest post. I've started to write my dissertation officially yesterday. We'll see how I survive.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Calling You to See

After Hate Me, another song that I forgot the title of, and this song, I have to start seriously listening to Blue October.

There's something that I can't quite explain
I'm so in love with you - you'll never take that away
And if I've said a hundred times before,
Expect a thousand more - you'll never take that away

Well, expect me to be calling you to see if you're okay when I'm not around
Asking if you love me; I love the way you make it sound
Calling you to see
Do I try too hard to make you smile? To make us smile?

Well, I will keep calling you to see
If you're sleeping, are you dreaming?
If you're dreaming, are you dreaming of me?
I can't believe you actually picked me

I thought that the world had lost its sway (It's so hard sometimes)
Then I fell in love with you (Then came you. Then came you)
And you took that away (Its not so difficult. The world is not so difficult)
You take away the old, show me the new

And I feel like I can fly when I stand next to you.
So while I'm on this phone, a hundred miles from home,
I'll take the words you gave, and send them back to you

I only want to see if you're okay when I'm not around
Asking if you love me; I love the way you make it sound
Calling you to see
Do I try too hard to make you smile? To make us smile?

Well, I will keep calling you to see
If you're sleeping, are you dreaming?
If you're dreaming, are you dreaming of me?
I can't believe you actually picked me

Well, I will keep calling you to see
If you're sleeping, are you dreaming?
If you're dreaming, are you dreaming of me?
I can't believe you actually picked me

Well, I will keep calling you to see
If you're sleeping, are you dreaming?
If you're dreaming, are you dreaming of me?
I can't believe you actually picked me

Oh ohh oh oh, oh oh oh uh oh, uh oh, uh oh oh oh
Oh ohh oh oh, oh oh oh uh oh, uh oh, uh oh oh oh
Oh ohh oh oh, oh oh oh uh oh, uh oh, uh oh oh oh
Oh ohh oh oh, oh oh oh uh oh, uh oh, uh oh oh oh

Blue October, Calling You

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Scary and Gross?

my dream last night was so scary

do tell me

I was suddenly 9-month pregnant and was on these 5-minute contractions...ready to give birth...and I just realized I hadn't taken any of the birth preparation class or what not...and I didn't remember there's a husband around, only me and my mother

u crazy
damn u
get a bfriend

that's probably what happened as a result of a bfriend


Homeless Guy and Purse

My cellphone rang yesterday around 6 PM. On the caller ID was the number of a friend, M, who just had lost her purse the day before.

Hello, Mam, are you Inda? My name is Terry Brown and I am a homeless person. I found a purse on a dumpster and I am making a call from the cellphone I found inside the purse. I looked at the wallet, and she is a very pretty lady, I just don't want people to use all her credit cards here. There are a wallet full of cards, keys, key to an office building, and a checkbook. Now, I don't know if somebody else had been through it and dump the bag, but I have the rest of it like I said before.

Wow, that's so nice. She told me she just lost the whole thing yesterday. She will be really happy when she finds out about it. I will try to get a hold of her right now, I don't know how since she doesn't have her cellphone now and she's not online. Anyway, I will call you back at this number as soon as I find out more. Where are you located, Sir?

I am at the Shell station by Antoine and HW 290.

Are you going to stay there all night?

Yes, Mam, I am homeless. I sleep during the day and helping around the station all night. Most probably I will stay here the whole night.

OK, sounds great. I will call you soon. By the way, is the battery running out?

No, Mam, it still has the whole bar.

OK, thank you! I'll talk to you soon.

I hung up and I called E, another friend who lives on the same city as M, so that E can relay the message to M. What do I know, E had let M use her cellphone the whole day, so I actually got to tell M first hand about the guy finding her purse in the dumpster. M arranged to pick it up from the gentleman the next morning. What M told me about him restored my hope on humanity.
The End.

Friday, January 04, 2008


my was like an epiphany...

what? what?

tadi malem gue baru, I'm 28...
will I have a family of my own...the biological clock is ticking..the window is getting smaller
asli ketakutan gitu? my goodness

lets put it in perspective you're about to get something VERY few people get... so you had to sacrifice something else

I's just it was never this real before...

And you're only 28... lots of people get married in their 30s the bio clock is long from expiring

who knows I might get an early menopouse (I'm sometime paranoid)


trus di Golden Girls..the episode was about artificial insemination
will I be reduced to that? LOL

ha ha what if a plane drops on ur head...what if what if

yeah, I know...
kemaren aja di Rec...kan basketball rim-nya di geret ke atas gitu because the gym is under renovation, jadi semua alat dipindahin ke lap basket...and I was working out and I looked up, langsung ngeri gitu gimana kalo ketimpa besi dua ton...

ha ha

and the worst was the other night when I was about to withdraw a larger sum of money from the ATM, and there was this black guy on the bike with his hoody up suddenly making a turn and waited in line for me to finish my withdrawal...and this was Northgate...I prejudiced as well as being a paranoid

ha ha

well you know...with the Katrina victims still around...and you should read the police reports nowadays (Federal Clery Act)
CS aint that safe anymore

i know...i always lock the door when a suspicious looking black dude gets near