Thursday, December 11, 2003

dominant
You have a dominant kiss- you take charge and make
sure your partner can feel it! Done artfully,
it can be very satisfactory if he/she is into
you playing the dominant role MEORW!


What kind of kiss are you?
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They say that loving someone is the greatest and
the hardest feeling of all time... in situations
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Fill it up...

Pano kung mahal mo pero di ka mahal?
e di wag :p waste of energy

Mahal ka pero di mo mahal?
yuck. ayoko pa rin. walang kwenta e

Mahal nyo ang isa't isa pero hindi pwede?
underground muhahahhaah! until makahanap ng legal nyahahaha! life sucks e.

Pwede pero pinatatagal pa?
madaling pabilisin yan (wink wink)

Pwede pero maraming ayaw?
wala akong paki sa inyong lahaaaaaat! muahahahah!

Pwede pero nagpapakiramdaman pa?
k lang. kung mahal nya me sabihin nya e. ayoko ng cowardly chicken! bakak!

Friends naman na pwedeng more than friends?
masaya!!!!!!!!!!

Kunwari pihikan pero hindi?
yuck ayoko. ano yun? kahit sinong babae papatulan nya? e di dun na sya sa harem nya!

Kayo pero pinagpalit ka sa iba?
tangina nila mamatay sila! hehehe joke! i don't need a player

Kayo na nga inaagaw pa ng iba?
e di mag try silang mang agaw! mamatay na sila sa inggit! sa akin pa rin syah!

Hanggang dreams mo na lang talaga siya?
e di matulog ng mahimbinnggggg!

Or friends lang tlga dapat kahit mahal mo?
e di friends. maganda naman na mahal mo friend mo di ba? :)

Madami pang iba... san ka ba dito?
dun ako sa nag decide na lang na mag-isa hangga't may magiting na magkumbinsi sa aking wag na akong mag-isa

Nagsisinungaling sayo na nakikipagusap pa siya sa ex niya?
wala ako paki. past sya. ako present at future!

Nahule mo na nakikipagbalikan siya sa ex niya habang kayo?
patay silang pareho sa akin! :))

Nahule mong may iba, tapos gs2 niya pagsabayin kayong dalawa?
neknek nya! :))

Mahal ka niya pero hinde na siya masaya? (no other person involved)..
e di let go! ayoko ng bf na puro reklamo! :D

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

1. white or black? black
2. shorts or pants? pants
3. pink or blue? blue
4. lasalle or ateneo? la salle
5. cake or ice cream? ice cream
6. rubbershoes or sandals? rubbershoes
7. christina or britney? again???
8. morning or evening? evening
9. bread or rice? rice
10. tv or radio? radio
11. myx or mtv? myx
12. bench or penshoppe? penshoppe
13. smart or globe? globe
14. ballet or breakdance? breakdance
15. punk or hiphop? whatever
16.starbucks or seattles best? starbucks
17. 7650 or 3650? samsung with swivel camera
18. looney tunes or disney? looney tunes
19. gma or abscbn? GMA
20. yahoo or msn? yahoo
21. math or science? both
22. meg or candy? maxim
23. brush or comb? both
24. f4 or 5566? F4
25. english or filipino (subject)? English
26. click or berks? none
27. disney or nick? Disney lang meron namin e
28. coffee or tea? tea
29. e-mail or snail mail? both
30. candy or gum? candy
31. guitar or violin? guitar
32. chinovela or koreanovela? koreanovela
33. avril lavigne or michelle branch? vanessa carlton
34. nsync or westlife? F4 pa rin
35. linkin park or limp bizkit? linkin park
36. nelly or ja rule? nelly
37. metal or wood? metal
38. school days or summer? summer
39. chynna ortaleza or angel locsin? who they?
40. friendster or myspace? friendster
- friendster forever

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

1. birthday? May 12
2. what school did you go to in highschool? Canossa College
3. where would you wanna go right now? out on a date
4. what is ur wish right now? to be rich
5. When did you last cry? long ago
6. Do you like your handwriting? sometimes
7. Any bad habits? procrastination
8. What is your most embarrassing moment? therapy erased them
10. what would u change about u? skin, teeth, hair
11. Are you a daredevil? not much
12. who inspires you to live? Myself
13. Do looks matter? ya
14. what is your cellphone model? Nokia 3315
15. Do you believe in ghosts? ya
16. how many piercings do you have? 2 ears
17. Are you trendy? in my own way
19. Where are your second homes? megamall, glorietta, UST
20. What was your favorite toy as a child? paper dolls
21. favorite subject/s? art and lit
23. best moment of your life? paydays
25. favorite dessert? Blueberry Cheesecake
26. ABS-CBN or GMA? GMA
27. favorite bands? Tori Amos, U2, Linkin Park
28. What do you look for in a guy/girl? long haired well dressed bishounen
29. What are your nicknames? jac, ting, mulan, samurai jac
30. Would you do bungee? yes
31. what do you wear when u sleep? shirt and shorts
32. What are you worried about right now? deadlines
33. did u ever go on a diet? nope
34. when was your first kiss? second year college
35. who's ur crush sa showbiz, local/foreign? vin diesel
36. What's your favorite colour combination? red and black
37. favorite ice cream flavor? more chcolate, the better
38. favorite animal? cat
39. are you inlove? yes
40. what will be ur wedding songs? Truly, Madly, Deeply
41. instead of telling who ur crush is describe: mukhang F4
42. mommy or daddy? both
43. greatest regret? not learning Chinese
45. kyla or nina? nina
46. motto in life? be independent
47. one night stand or long term relationship? long term
48. future profession? famous artist
49.what is the perfect date? good food and great fun
50. what would you like for christmas? sandman's latest book
51. what will be your new years resolution? none
52. torpe or straight forward? straightforward
53.what is the one thing you cant live without? good food
54. what is/are ur best asset/s? honesty and attitude
55. are u a better listener or a better adviser? both
10 of ur closest friends: vivi, mamy, deck, wan, ting, cathy, tracy, lyn, gerry, azrael
9 things you do often: draw, work, write, list, eat, sleep, daydream, kikay, flirt
8 of ur fave movies: lilo & stitch, stitch the movie, mulan, harry potter, spirited away, princess mononoke, matrix, LOTR
7 of ur fave songs: white flag, spark, broken vow, prayer for the dying, iris, it's raining men, kanaete
6 things that u want to have: wacom, digicam, cd burner, my own pc, DSL, cel plan
5 things in ur room: bag, clothes, socks, costume, portfolio
4 things u ate/drank today: donuts, pizza, juice, pepsi
3 things u cudnt live without: good food, net, text
2 books u recently read: indie mangas and questors
1 person you can't go a day without mentioning: mikko
My Elf Name: Uruviel Inglorion
My Matrix Name: Venus
Instruction: Choose a singer/band/musician and answer only in song titles or album titles by them:

I choose: Tori Amos

1. Are you male or female?
Cornflake Girl

2. How old are you?
Heart Attack at 23

3. Describe yourself:
Beauty Queen

4. How do some people feel about you?
Little Earthquakes

5. How do you feel about yourself?
Happy Phantom

6. Describe your ex girlfriend/boyfriend:
China

7. Describe your views on significant others and crushes:
Bells For Her

8. Describe what you want:
Precious Things

9. Describe how you live:
Me and a Gun

10.Describe how you love:
Silent All These Years

11. Share a few words of wisdom:
SPARK
she's convinced she could hold back a glacier
but she couldn't keep Baby alive
doubting if there's a woman in there somewhere
here, here, here
you say you don't want it again
and again but you don't really mean it
you say you dont want it
this circus we're in
but you don't you don't really mean it you don't really mean it
Cyborg name: Journeying Artificial Construct

this is my Chinese Name daw ;p
~ * Your Magic Fairy's Name * ~

Your fairy is called Tangle Goblintree

She is a bringer of riches and wealth

She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows

She is only seen when the first leaves fall from the trees
1. Are you in love? no
2. Do you compromise? yes
3. Is he/she your bestfriend? yes
4. Would you go for your bestfriend? yes
5. Would you date your bestfriend's GF/BF? no
6. Ever cheated on someone? no
7. Ever cheated? yes
8. Ever been kissed? yes
9. Are you versatile? yes
10. Liberal? yes
11. Conservative? yes
12. Tolerable? yes
13. Do you give justice? yes
14. Ever dumped someone? yes
15. Treasure the past? yes
16. Savor today? yes
17. Value friendships? yes
18. Do you TRUST so much? yes
19. Are you "ma-pride"? no
20. Do you live for yourself? no
21. Futuristic? yes
22. Value education and taking it? yes
23. Ever called anyone a Bitch/Whore? yes
24. Ever called anyone an asshole? yes
25. Are you a virgin? yes
26. Would you have it with anyone? no
27. Are you crazy? no
28. Friendster addict? no
29. Currently dating? yes
30. Currently flirting? yes
31. Ever go back with your past? no
32. Go for an ex? yes
33. Happy? yes
34. Sad? no
35. Lonely? no
36. Trustworthy? yes
37. Love life? no
38. You Bored? no
39. Pass this to people? no

BONUS: Is your crush in your Personal Network in
Friendster? yes
last cigarette: i don't smoke
last kiss: my ex?
last good cry: can't remember
last library book(s) checked out: can't remember
last movie seen: Legally Blonde 2
last cuss word uttered: pusang inahit
last drink: pepsi
last food consumed: pizza hut cheezy crust
last crush: F4
last phone call: best friend
last tv show watched: Myx
last time showered: this morning
last shoes worn: beige slip-ons
last cd played: Love Hina VCD
last item bought: 2 donuts and juice
last downloaded: net software
last annoyance: poverty
last thing written: blog entry
last sleep: until this morning
last chatted with: my boss
last sexual fantasy: long ago
last weird encounter: when some black stranger complimented me
last ice cream eaten: Mcdo sundae
last time amused: playing with Mikko
last time wanting to die: years ago
last time hugged: last week?
last time scolded: long ago
last chair sat in: office PC chair
last shirt worn: this pink sleeveless blouse
last poster looked at: Gensomaden Saiyuki or something
last show attended: Rahab the Harlot
last song: Something by Britney Spears ;p
What's Your Party Style?

Flirt

The best parties are charged with a pulsing energy, and with your charisma, you're sure to brighten up any soiree around. Whether you're sending over a subtle wink, or flat-out flirting with your best brush of an arm, or sultry smile, you've got a spunky energy that will surely light up any party.

You don't take life too seriously and are quick to size up just what everyone in the room is after. It doesn't matter if you're chatting up a just-spotted cutie, or showing off for your adoring masses — your magnetic aura is sure to leave a lasting glow.

Monday, December 01, 2003


discover what candy you are @ quiz me
Yummiest part(s) of a chicken: butt
Your negative trigger phrase: pusang inahit
How many languages can you speak: 5
How many hours do you spend on the net: up to 8 a day
What you wanted to be when you were a kid: star
Favorite accessory: puzzle ring
Do you like cars: a bit
Have you ever had braces on: wish
What do you do to vent ur anger: write
Do you consider having cosmetic surgery a sin: no
Favorite toy as a child: paper dolls
Your favorite Halloween costume: evil spirit
Do you own a diary: ya
Class which you think is pointless: CAT
Are your parents still together: yup
Do you smoke, or do drugs: nope
Could you be a vegetarian: nope
Greatest frustration: musical instruments
I hate it when someone: is stupid enough to judge before they know me
Favorite coffee shop: UCC
Favorite board game: Cluedo
Favorite card game: Pusoy Dos
Sunny or rainy: sunny
Cash or credit: cash
High School or College: college
Chinese or Japanese: both
Pepsi or Coke: PEPSI BLUE!!! VANILLA COKE!!!
Colgate or Close-up: COLGATE
Would you ever bungee jump: sure
Favorite magazines: Maxim, Questor, Wizard, Heavy Metal
SIMPLE QUESTIONS
1. FULL NAME: Jac Ting Lim
2. NICKNames: Jac
3. HEIGHT: 5’6"
4. WEIGHT: 120 lbs
5. HAIR: reddish black
6. SIBLINGS: ate, kuya and bunso
7. DO YOU LIKE TO SING IN THE SHOWER?: sometimes
8. DO YOU LIKE TO SING IN THE TOILET?: no
10. STAR SIGN: taurus
11. ADDRESS: San Pablo City
12. SEX: very female
13. RIGHTY OR LEFTY?: righty
14. WHAT DO YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP?: honesty, sincerity and democracy
15. HAVE YOU EVER CHEATED?: ya
16. DO YOU SMOKE?: no
17. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN DRUNK?: ya
FAVORITE QUESTIONS
18. MOVIE: LOTR
19. SONGS: those with good lyrics
20. MODEL OF CAR: any big-ass Mitsubishi will do
21. BAND/SINGER: whoever's good
22. TV SHOWS: anime and Craig mcKarken animations
23. ACTOR(s): Vin Diesel
24. ACTRESS(es): Monica Belucci
25. FOOD: pizza, ice cream, chocolate
26. NUMBERS: 1, 4
27. CARTOON: anime and Craig McKraken
28. DISNEY CHARACTER: Mulan?
29. BOOK: Sandman series
EITHER-OR (PICK WHICH ONE YOU PREFER)
38. MUSIC/TV: music
39. AUTUMN/SPRING: autumn
40. GREEN/BLUE: green
41. OLIVE/BLACK: black
42. SUMMER/WINTER: summer
43. HANGIN OUT/CHILLIN: hangin' out
44. DOPEY/FUNNY: funny
ALL ABOUT YOU
45. WEIRD SAYING YOU HAVE: wheeeeeeeeee!
46. WHAT SCHOOL DO/DID YOU GO TO?: ust
47. HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN DRUGS?: no
48. WHAT'S A MAJOR TURN-ON FOR YOU?: long haired well dressed bishounen
49. HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO ON A FIRST DATE?: not far at all
50. YOUR PET PEEVES: loud cellphones, loud mouth
51. EVER BEEN HOSPITALIZED?: no
52. WHICH 5 PEOPLE ARE YOU OPEN WITH AND TRUST THE MOST? Vivi, Deck, Ting, Gerry, Az
53. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SOULMATES?: real
54. IS IT RIGHT TO FLIRT IF YOU HAVE A GF/BF?: no
55. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU CRIED OR GOT TEARY ABOUT?: having no one
56. WHAT'S SOMETHING ABOUT GUYS/GIRLS YOU JUST HATE: too forward
57. ARE YOU HAPPY?: yes
58. WHY?: because i choose to
59. WHAT'S AN OBJECT YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: net
60. LOVE OR LUST?: love
61. SILVER OR GOLD: silver
62. DIAMOND OR PEARL?: diamond
63. SUNSET OR SUNRISE? sunrise
64. HAVE YOU EVER GONE SKINNY-DIPPING? ya
65. DO YOU SLEEP WITH STUFFED ANIMALS?: no
66. DO YOU HAVE ANY PIERCINGS?: the usual
67. WHAT COLOR UNDIES ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW?: flesh
68. WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?: something by Dido I think
69. WHAT ARE THE LAST 4 DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER?: 5721
70. WHERE WOULD YOU WANT TO GO ON YOUR HONEYMOON?: maybe Singapore.
71. WHOM DO YOU WANT TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WITH?: the one I am forbidden to have
72. WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX?: skin
73. FAVORITE SPORT?: swimming
74. WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?: accomplishment
75. WHAT'S THE NEXT CD YOU GONNA GET?: final fantasy 8 PC game
76. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS OR GLASSES?: glasses. broken tho
77. WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE GIVEN TO YOU?: be independent
78. HAVE YOU EVER WON ANY SPECIAL AWARDS?: plenty
79. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS?: to get all that I want
80. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN KISSED?: ya
81. DO YOU LIKE FUNNY OR SCARY MOVIES BETTER?: funny
82. ON THE PHONE OR IN PERSON?: in person
83. HUGS OR KISSES?: Kisses
84. WHAT SONG SEEMS TO REFLECT YOU THE MOST?: White Flag
85. IF YOU DIED TOMORROW WHO WOULD YOU LEAVE EVERYTHING TO?: fam
86. WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY?: immature people
87. WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?: dying without honor
88. WOULD YOU RATHER BE RICH OR FAMOUS? rich
89. WHAT TIME IS IT IN ALBANIA NOW?: malay ko
90. IF YOU HAD 24 HOURS LEFT TO LIVE, WHO WOULD YOU LEAVE EVERYTHING TO?: fam
91. HAVE YOU MET SANTA?: no
92. IF E.T. KNOCKED ON YOUR DOOR HOLDING UP A PEACE SIGN ASKING TO USE YOUR PHONE WHAT WOULD
YOU DO?: refuse. call too expensive
93. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU TALKED TO THE PERSON YOU LIKED?: last night
94. DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?: Bilog
95. WHAT'S YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS?: you'd know if I let you
96. LAST TIME YOU WERE DEPRESSED?: when my cash was dwindling
97. ARE YOU AN ALCOHOLIC?: no
98. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?: syeri?
99. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT PERSON: cute talented comic stripper
100. DO YOU WANT YOUR FRIENDS TO WRITE BACK? unless i block them
Sexy Test
1. a- dark: sexy (5 points)
2. a- go out to eat: romantic (5 points)
3. a- pink: cute (2 points)
4. a- surfing: active (2 points)
5. b- pacific sunwear: fun (2 points)
6. a- California: you like being around people (2 points)
7. b- somewhere cooler: pale and original (2 points)
8. e- May: chills a lot (5 points)
9. a- Home: boring (5 points)
10.That person will fall in love with you!!!!!
21-35 points = Rather sexy
decode your name!
J Jealousy
A You can be very quiet when you have something on your mind.
C You definitely have a partier side in you, dont be shy to show it.
Your Vampire Name

The Great Archives determine you to have gone by the identity:

Giselle d'Angoulême

Known in some parts of the world as:

Kiku of The Highway Thieves

The Great Archives Record:

Takes more than gold from the rich on the highway - takes blood too
ang
You are Form 2, Angel: The Pure.

"And The Angel rose as holy protector for
all that was created. She fought with honor
and valor to serve the good of the world. But
the coming of the mankind was her downfall; and
end to purity."


Some examples of the Angel Form are Michael
(Christian) and Hercules (Greek).
The Angel is associated with the concept of virtue,
the number 2, and the element of wind.
Her sign is the zenith sun.

As a member of Form 2, you are a person of your
word. You generally keep your promises and
give everything you do your best. Although
some people see you as overbearing sometimes,
you know that you have to stay true to yourself
and do what's right. Angels are the best
friends to have because they are brutally
honest.


Which Mythological Form Are You?
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You answered yes to 52 out of 122 questions, making you 42.622950819672% insane.
Day dream
Youre the Day Dream Fairy. Your kind and sweet and
you do nothing but daydream. Your dreams Are
wonderful and paradise. You no nothing of the
bad in the world and you are so clear in your
emotions


Which Beautiful Amy Brown Fairy Are You? (with pretty pics)
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Saturday, September 13, 2003




You are Kobayashi Yousuke!

ou are the "normal" personality of MPD Psycho.

You are very protective and will fight for your friends. You are my
hero/heroine~!

Which MPD Psycho personality are you?

Monday, August 04, 2003

Gemini
You should be dating a Gemini
21 May - 20 June
This mate is inquisitive, entertaining and
charming, liberal, broad-minded and youthful.
Though Gemini has a tendency to be impatient,
gossipy and sometimes irritable, this twin has
the ability to expresses his or her pent up
emotions during sex!


What Zodiac Sign Are You Attracted To?
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i took a test in quizilla.com and when i saw this result i gagged because I dated a gemini before and he was the worst. ever!

Friday, April 11, 2003

weird. these two entries are posted, but never published. i tried many times, but still nada. so here's my last resort.

[4/7/2003 5:37:05 PM | Jac Ting Lim]
I went to the 2003 comics creation seminar. it was pretty helpful. and it took me a while before i could gather up enough guts to approach David Campiti and show him my portfolio. He thought it was ok, and suggested I try out the harley quinn sample script. As well as talk to eugene about web design, since he saw my layouts for an ad agency.

i can't wait to start working on the comics, but I can't find the script either. I texted Wilson Tortosa and he soon replied, saying he'll see if he has a copy of it to forward to me, also suggesting that i email eugene. I emailed eugene hoping he could send me the script or at least send me the link to it.
[edit]
[4/3/2003 7:46:25 PM | Jac Ting Lim]
Before I forget, Riq, if your birthday is april 3, happy birthday!

I don’t know what's about yesterday, but I felt really lousy and depressed. Must be that time of the month. Or I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Or it started with not being able to return and exchange items in Saralee. I’m finding out ways to work around the red tape and their ridiculous rules. Then I went on to the tindahan facing the fact that our business is student-dependent and had to close down for the summer. And my hand still hurts too much to draw, however much I itch to just grab a pen and draw curves and lines to create wings and fly again, even if it’s just on the two-dimensional drawing surface. I put medicine on it. I hope it heals by the time the workshop comes along. And I hope I have money to spend by then. And it’s so frickin’ hot. It reminds me that the last time we went out to a swimming excursion was way back in Summer 2000, I think. I remember going to Splash Island.

Darn, the weather’s so hot!!!

Just watched Treasure Island. I enjoyed it. And I wanted so much to draw again. On Saturday, healed or not, I’m drawing! I looked at the bonus materials and saw how the movie started out with concept sketches, ending to the refined final renderings.

I’m trying to find time to study Flash between minding the store and the house and sometimes the baby(he got his first barber-haircut, by the way, so people would stop mistaking him for a baby girl. His hair had grown so long we used to put ribbons and clips on him. So ok, I guess the trip to the barber also had psychological-health reasons, heh-heh-heh!).

Mom and dad had to go to Calamba to get li’l sis’ stuff from the dorm so it fell on me (again) to hold the Tindahan Meeting. I told them about temporarily closing until school starts again, and how they could (read: should) improve for the benefit of us all. The primary employee replied with a statement that I should involve myself more in the business. I guess I wasn’t too excited with the fact that they’re wanting to depend on me the whole time I’m trying to tell them to take initiative for improvement. I mean, I’m trying to build my own artistic and architectural career and future here. And they’re expecting me to take full responsibility. I just told them I’m helping as much as I can already, but they shouldn’t depend on me and mom to improve the system.

Let’s just say the meeting ended with me feeling more depressed because of all the politicking the employees are doing. It’s like there I was trying to tell them to do their jobs, and all they wanted to do was to rant about the other employees. Geez, there was so much back-stabbing going on I wish we could find a new business and a new set of employees! Running the business was so difficult and the employees are not helping any. If the place wasn’t located at such a prime spot we would’ve closed shop long ago.
That night I checked my cel to find a message from my best friend ranting about HIS bad day and asked if I could cheer him up. I chuckled and tried to tell him that he could get online for us to have a bitchfest. I was working on the computer when I got a call from him long-distance. He said he just got home from work(at 9pm) and is yet to eat or get dressed or even rest.

“Is it that bad?”

“Um, no, I guess. Gusto ko lang may makausap,” I could hear clattering plates on his side. He’s using the noisy(buzzing) kitchen phone again. Soon he told me he had to go and eat.

It was pretty brief. But I guess it’s still something when someone calls you long-distance just because gusto nyang “may makausap”. Well, kiddo. I hope our short phone conversation helps J

PS: If any of you know where I can get myself a Final Fantasy VIII PC game, please let me know! I looked everywhere in San Pablo Mall and they only have PS versions of it! I finished playing Grandia 2 long ago and my big sis and I are asking for more games like that! Grandia 2 was the only game my big sis liked so far. I guess she liked the turn based-RPG stuff. I personally like the story. And the different backgrounds and graphics. What other games are like that?

PS2: AYT!!!! I successfully installed WARCRAFT3! Wheeeeeee!
[edit]

Monday, April 07, 2003

I went to the 2003 comics creation seminar. it was pretty helpful. and it took me a while before i could gather up enough guts to approach David Campiti and show him my portfolio. He thought it was ok, and suggested I try out the harley quinn sample script. As well as talk to eugene about web design, since he saw my layouts for an ad agency.

i can't wait to start working on the comics, but I can't find the script either. I texted Wilson Tortosa and he soon replied, saying he'll see if he has a copy of it to forward to me, also suggesting that i email eugene. I emailed eugene hoping he could send me the script or at least send me the link to it.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Before I forget, Riq, if your birthday is april 3, happy birthday!

I don’t know what's about yesterday, but I felt really lousy and depressed. Must be that time of the month. Or I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Or it started with not being able to return and exchange items in Saralee. I’m finding out ways to work around the red tape and their ridiculous rules. Then I went on to the tindahan facing the fact that our business is student-dependent and had to close down for the summer. And my hand still hurts too much to draw, however much I itch to just grab a pen and draw curves and lines to create wings and fly again, even if it’s just on the two-dimensional drawing surface. I put medicine on it. I hope it heals by the time the workshop comes along. And I hope I have money to spend by then. And it’s so frickin’ hot. It reminds me that the last time we went out to a swimming excursion was way back in Summer 2000, I think. I remember going to Splash Island.

Darn, the weather’s so hot!!!

Just watched Treasure Island. I enjoyed it. And I wanted so much to draw again. On Saturday, healed or not, I’m drawing! I looked at the bonus materials and saw how the movie started out with concept sketches, ending to the refined final renderings.

I’m trying to find time to study Flash between minding the store and the house and sometimes the baby(he got his first barber-haircut, by the way, so people would stop mistaking him for a baby girl. His hair had grown so long we used to put ribbons and clips on him. So ok, I guess the trip to the barber also had psychological-health reasons, heh-heh-heh!).

Mom and dad had to go to Calamba to get li’l sis’ stuff from the dorm so it fell on me (again) to hold the Tindahan Meeting. I told them about temporarily closing until school starts again, and how they could (read: should) improve for the benefit of us all. The primary employee replied with a statement that I should involve myself more in the business. I guess I wasn’t too excited with the fact that they’re wanting to depend on me the whole time I’m trying to tell them to take initiative for improvement. I mean, I’m trying to build my own artistic and architectural career and future here. And they’re expecting me to take full responsibility. I just told them I’m helping as much as I can already, but they shouldn’t depend on me and mom to improve the system.

Let’s just say the meeting ended with me feeling more depressed because of all the politicking the employees are doing. It’s like there I was trying to tell them to do their jobs, and all they wanted to do was to rant about the other employees. Geez, there was so much back-stabbing going on I wish we could find a new business and a new set of employees! Running the business was so difficult and the employees are not helping any. If the place wasn’t located at such a prime spot we would’ve closed shop long ago.
That night I checked my cel to find a message from my best friend ranting about HIS bad day and asked if I could cheer him up. I chuckled and tried to tell him that he could get online for us to have a bitchfest. I was working on the computer when I got a call from him long-distance. He said he just got home from work(at 9pm) and is yet to eat or get dressed or even rest.

“Is it that bad?”

“Um, no, I guess. Gusto ko lang may makausap,” I could hear clattering plates on his side. He’s using the noisy(buzzing) kitchen phone again. Soon he told me he had to go and eat.

It was pretty brief. But I guess it’s still something when someone calls you long-distance just because gusto nyang “may makausap”. Well, kiddo. I hope our short phone conversation helps J

PS: If any of you know where I can get myself a Final Fantasy VIII PC game, please let me know! I looked everywhere in San Pablo Mall and they only have PS versions of it! I finished playing Grandia 2 long ago and my big sis and I are asking for more games like that! Grandia 2 was the only game my big sis liked so far. I guess she liked the turn based-RPG stuff. I personally like the story. And the different backgrounds and graphics. What other games are like that?

PS2: AYT!!!! I successfully installed WARCRAFT3! Wheeeeeee!

Monday, March 31, 2003

I’ve been trying to send my brochure jpegs repeatedly yesterday. I think the files may truly be corrupted, for my net doesn’t usually give me such a hard time.

I really should start asking around about a CD writer/burner (what’s the difference?). What specs should I be looking for? If any of you guys out there could help me just email me at jactinglim@yahoo.com ok?

Now, I’ll go see what I can do to fix that darn brochure…
pics from march 30 meet!!! here they are!

http://forums.delphiforums.com/komikero/messages/

just go to "laguna artists march meet" :) entry # 56!

it was fun, guys! glad to see you all there! the spooky stories are fun. and it's ok, ate ilyn :) i'm a scaredy kuting myself!

can't wait for more!!!! woooooo!!!! >OoO<

Sunday, March 30, 2003

and here are the strips. i haven't gone around to formatting them yet...

oh, i haven't postd my darnas here yet? ok...

mangapunk.com provided links to my webcomics!!! wheeee! check it out!

http://www.mangapunk.com/manga/manga.html

Sunday, March 16, 2003

MY PC IS CURED!!! ...sort of.

Jonas came over to my house (finally! i captured a pc doctor!) and after a few hours of tinkering with my pc, it actually scanned without a hitch! the printer still won't work, though, but kuya gerry was right about his suspicions about the printer running out of ink. All in all, we happily declared that i can manage without the dreaded reformat for a while! whee! ^_^

Dr. Jonas' final SCIENTIFIC diagnosis is that the pc is a girl. It's why daw the scanner works perfectly when operated by guys.

that slut ;)

seriously though, he just said that i should scan "the manly way" by opening the scanner menu through another program, like Photoshop or something.

Anyway, I suggested to name the scanner "Jona", since it's obviously 'his bitch'.

He suggested "Joan" :)


Anyway, i can finally scan independently! so here they are!



and this is the sith i designed a few months ago. I remembered her when i joined this create-your-jedi contest.


i finished this while on a hangover from the Sci-Fi Con :)

Friday, March 14, 2003

Tuesday, March 11

I answered my cellphone and found Jonas on the other end of the line. He told me he recommended me to Haribon as Layout Artist, and wants me to go there tomorrow and show 'em my stuff. I went through my stuff and found I had only two layout samples that survived my past careers. I stayed up until midnight updating my resume, make new layout samples (which I fear to be too simple) and sent them thru the net to Jonas, as well as saving them all on disk. I had my outfit and bag ready with my portfolio, and slept.

Wednesday, March 12

Mom woke me up a few minutes before my 4:30 alarm. I got ready as fast as I can and got on a crossing-calamba jeep outside my gate. Eep! I reached olivares 6:30! Sowy jonas T_T! Thank goodness for flexitime! We got on a Cubao bus and got off somewhere to get on another bus to city hall. From there we walked around to the back to Haribon Office. The place looks pretty nice. We went off to have breakfast first, his treat I had fish with tomatoes and toyomansi :9 And green apple mirinda.

It took a while because they really wanted Jonas to handle the projects personally, but he’s really good at convincing people ;) then he found he had to lug a leyte chair home so he sent me on a jeep to the nearest MRT station. From there I went to comfort zone to wait with ariel for az to go to the sci-fi con. I finished the small version of hot copy while waiting. Az hailed a taxi for us all to ride to amorsolo. Kuya Gerry!!! And I was happy to see Tintin again, who intro’ed me to Carla and Marie. We all went to Mcdo.

There we ate, talked anime, and designed a jedi knight. Or at least tried to. We were all goofing off managing it, but we definitely had fun. At first we argued whose koibito chichiri is, until I remembered that I still have my hotohori pic in my organizer. I doodled Marie with her dewberry-koi, Tintin with her chichiri plushie, and Carla beating Rukawa in a slamdunk. We stayed there so long I reminded them to go back there, 10-minute walk and all. Tintin said she’ll catch up. Man, did she! The girl can run! J

Whee! The place is pretty small, and i didn't expect it to be outdoors (good thing it didn't rain), but the booths are so much fun!

There's karen's tarot card reading(i wish it were only P50 tho, it's all i could afford! ahehehe!).

The hogwarts "enrollment booth" even give you a wand and some candies! it's very well made, with the kids in mind when it was conceptualized. (the li'l harry potter look-alike is so adorable!!! Kawaii ne!!!) Soon I was surrounded by 3 wand-wielding witches.

The Star wars booth have a lot of eye-candy goodies as well. that R2D2 was just begging to be taken home! heheheh!

X-files booth is undisputedly the best! that chalk outline was really funny, especially when az and others lie down in it for photo opportunities. Poor daddy az, victim of Sadako! It's currently being investigated by FBI special agents Tintin, Carla and Marie.

I saw a cute arwen cosplayer at the tolkien booth! And that guy in the elven cloak is really nice. I ogled at a LOTR RP card with my favorite elf’s pic in it. Legolas is SO my daddy!!!

At the PinoySlayers booth (I hope it doesn’t mean they slay pinoys ;) they give out wooden stakes to (literally?) kick-ass buffy trainees. I was more glad than surprised when I saw Cathy (remember Pakunoda?) with the wooden stake. She said she plans to cosplay as Faye Valentine next time. Watch out for it, otakus J

And Trekkies! The people there are so nice! Especially that guy in the blue star trek uniform. Brash Young Cinema is doing a great job giving the trekkies what they want. And more.

I met a lot cool people, I enjoyed talking photoshop and rendering techniques with the blitzworkx guys roy and the others. They even introduced me to their president Emman. Good thing I brought my portfolio for the Haribon. It sure made its round all over the scifi con! And I loved looking at the awesome artworks of all the other artists I met there. I was practically bouncing with joy when carlo vergara drew a sketch for me and ryan signed my copy of darna. I even met paolo of Jawbreaker!

I'm not as big a sci-fi fan as i used to be, but i had so much fun it was the most kick-ass convention i've ever been in! ^_^ whee!

Saturday, March 01, 2003

Thursday, February 27

I was in the tindahan, almost done making the sign for our fastfood's siete-tres/P10 halo-halo promo when beho passed by and told me of a concert they're organizing for march 1 at the sampaloc park. he told me that he needs my help with something and said he'll call me tonight for more details. after he rushed to his sakayan in goldilocks i went home with my bro and people in a tricycle.

tonight, 10pm

i was done with the sign, and was quite satisfied. then the baby woke up so i had to carry him to rock him back to sleep. later beho called to tell me he needed my help with painting the backdrop for the march 1 concert. i agreed to meet him 3pm tomorrow. i asked what to bring. brushes daw. after that i went back to sleep, after reading a text from azrael asking me if i'm going to the darna launch tomorrow night. thinking how little my chances are of being allowed to go to manila without my own job (hence no own money), i found some way to let him know i couldn't make it.

Friday, February 28

i went with my mom and sis out to bayan. the baby's supposed to come with us but he got tired waiting (literally?) so he fell asleep. we left him with lola, then called one of our people to come home and watch him. i checked the store, put up the sign, then left early, hoping to fix my reputation of being usually late. i got there early, but it turns out he's late. no load, i had to borrow some guy's cell to text him that i'm already there, only to receive a reply that he's gonna be late and the time's moved to 4pm. i decided to drop by on some of my friends living nearby to pass the time until it's four. they all reacted upon knowing how i ended up there and told me to be intentionally late, just to get back at him :) hahah!

4pm i went back. seeing more people there, i was hoping i'd see someone i'd at least know. after waiting until 4:40, i was positively annoyed, i stalked off to my tindahan. the walk from farmer's to m. paulino only slightly took the edge of my mood, but i tried to cool myself as i called his house and heard that he already left. i finally decided to buy a load and call him to decide if i should just ditch everything and go home. before i could load though i got a text saying he's there already.

i decided to walk some more on the way back so i could be just calm enough not to kick his late ass. i was a few blocks away when i notice all the people in farmer's are looking my way... "cripes, what'd he tell 'em now?"

a kid in a red cap came over to me and said that beho had been there and will be back soon. i just raised my brows as i noted that all the people are still staring at me. to take my mind off them i took out my portfolios to show the kid. soon others are looking over his shoulders to peek. that way i surreptitiously differentiated who knows beho and who don't, and struck up a conversation with those who do, until beho comes along (finally).

he apologised like he should. but then i guess he should've apologised some more 'cause he never told me anything about an all-nighter painting in his place. when i got to his place i made a call home to ask permission to spend the night. i made sure beho would take me back to bayan if ma won't let me. i was never allowed to spend the night anywhere in san pablo all my life, unless it's with my cousins. so mom's definitely pissed. but i convinced her when i truthfully told her there are three girls in the house and that there are five of us working. and that it's too dark for me to go back out of the house to go home.

mom made all these embarassing habilins like " watch yourself, i don't want my daughter acting like a boy again!" and "and for god's sake, eat slowly! like a lady!" among other things. they laughed when i told them about it, but they were also happy i could stay. his mom is as sweet as she is on the phone. she kept apologising for having to serve leftovers, but the turbo chicken wasn't bad at all. i even asked her how she made her personal twist with it, since it's also one of my mom's many specialties. they lent me slippers and clothes. the place was crawling with dogs, and they're very playful and makulit, always walking all over the cloth as if they want a piece of the action, too.

starting off on the project is always the hardest, and painfully-slowest part. we finally agreed to work on the bigger of the two first, hoping the feeling of accomplishing that would prompt us to make the other one. the bigger canvas is a stylized dove painting. i was hesitant to admit that i didn't know it was a peace dove, until another commented the same. we all laughed as we realize the first we had to do make the dove more obvious. fortunately, the people we work with are all great artists, and i'm impressed with their input… as soon as they loosened up enough to talk.

it was fun, eating popcorn, talking with the guys, and i met his bro ebong, he's cool to talk with. we all exchanged stories all night so i rarely felt sleepy. when i did i asked if i should sleep or eat to stay awake. beho gave me a mango fruit, and i gave him the seed part(too messy to eat). they also sang all kind of ads they hear during the soaps. i'm still suffering from LSS with the enervon-C plus jingle still singing in my head "...si vitamin c, ay narito na, pero mahina at nag-iisa. mabuti na lang, may enervon-c plus..." aaaaargh! well, at least it's not as bad as ebong's "thousand miles" by vanessa carlton. he's humming the freaking tune all freaking night.

Saturday, March 1, 12am

the font for "No Blood for Oil" was great, psychedelic as we wanna be. and we added swirls on the background and the gradients really made everything alive. it was fun working with this team, fast and efficient. we were done by 2am. i expected maybe 4am or so. but we were still tired we decided to forget about the second painting. and when we peeled the cloth off the pavement we found paint seeped through and left a similar painting there. we wouldn't step on it as we hanged the cloth to dry! i helped wash the paint off the brushes... mostly because they're mine! ahehehehe! no, i also washed the other stuff :) really. we all slept at 2:30am.

i woke up 6:30. my calculations are correct. my minimum sleep time is 4 hours. i can sleep for only an hour, but i have to set an alarm for it. if i stayed up like that for three nights tho the fire bell itself can't wake me for four hours. beho was already up. it was damn chilly! ebong was loudly ranting about how cold the morning was, but i'm not sure if all his loud tirade was for a positive or not. i went down to join ebong for coffee, then went to the service area to check out the beeeee-yutiful pavement we accidentally painted. i was glad their mom could see it too. they served breakfast of instant noodles in which they added eggs. we were all so hungry we quickly ate it all, along with some pan de sal. i tried the tuna spread beho made and liked it. but then again, i always liked tuna (meow!).

i asked them if they could help me reformat my pc. they said they could. i wouldn't hope for it too much though 'cause i know how busy they always are. i later got dressed so jopet and i can leave for bayan. beho walked with us to the sakayan. jop got off at farconville then i made my way home. i played with mikko as soon as i got home, then plopped on the bed by nine and slept til one to eat lunch. then i finally took off my clothes from yesterday to take a shower and get ready to go to the 3pm concert. i got there late, because i was hoping to sell drawings and bought materials, but they were still doing sound-checks until 4pm.

it finally started at five. so few people turned up. but beho and his band made the opening act. i've been making doodles since i got there, and soon met beho's girlfriend again che, with her friend rhia. rhia's bf played with the opening act using his um... whaddyacall that long trumpet thingie usually used in ska? anyway he carries it in this big leather case that reminded me of a scene in Godfather, heheheh! rhia liked my drawings so much and laughed at my two-dimensional antics i found my zone to start drawing again. i haven't drawn for so long because i could never be satisfied with my work anymore. but when i saw people laugh at my doodles again, after a long time, i learned that they don't have to look like Pol Medina Jr.'s to be worth drawing. and i was drawing up a storm, rhia sometimes points out funny scenes at the concert for me to draw, and i added on it with some funny ideas that pop up in my head.

by the time we left for home i filled up 2 pages of my sketchbook, both of which i handed over to beho to scan. i hope he emails them to me. yary-chan(rhia) suggested we stop over at jollibee. a joke broke out about someone making libre. after much debating between beho and rhia on who will do it, they finally agreed to split the bill between them. we all ate in a row as i finished the second page for beho to scan.

after that che and yary asked me to ride the calauan jeep with them, their tab. when the driver told me that i have to pay double because i should be in a wawa jeep, the two girls convinced me to stay by paying the extra as well. as we waited in the jeep yary's phone rang with her koibitos! she told me earlier that she's been going to and from japan and picked up a few suitors along the way. we all giggled as one jealous bishounen even insisted to talk with us to prove she's not with another guy. yary was greatly amused when i mouthed off a few japanese phrases i learned from watching too much anime, then i got off at my stop. it was a fun night.

Sunday, February 23, 2003

whew! FINALLY! the party's over and done with! argh! we've all been running all over the place organizing and planning and entertaining the guests! we were exhausted!

but i was also glad the party was a success. it wasn't perfect, but it was fun nonetheless. with or without wearing blue's ears ;)

thanks for all who came to the party! Hello Mimay! hello Blossom Ting! hello Derrick! sana naxt time punta kayo dito overnight na! heheheh! para masaya!

i was supposed to post pics of mikko in his chinese suit which he wore in this first birthday ritual thingie, but as usual, my scanner is more infuriating than ever. if i ever get near a working scanner, i'll post 'em ok? maybe i'll even post a pic of myself hosting the kiddie party(!) and games.

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLAN! :)

We went out to town and bought all the stuff he asked for. We also surprised him with a cake and banner. Gem See's made a little mistake though when they put a "1" candle instead of a "25". I had to go back and ask for them so we could stick onto the sesame street themed cake. Of course, the banner also had sesame street characters all over it :) We took pictures. We ate. We had fun.
In no particular order :)

Monday, February 17, 2003

Mmmmmmm... M&M's... :9
for anyone wondering why I don't text back, it's because I don't have any load left. I have to save up for a week or so before I could buy a new one.

I'll try to reply by this blog or by emailing you.

to blossom Ting, yes, you may bring a friend :) do I need three guesses on who that friend is? ;)

to jonas, thanks for the cd! I checked it out! kewl! Now if I could only figure out how to work this Dreamweaver thing...

to johnny, Kuya gerry dropped his stuff at the fastfood, ya got it yet? :)

Sunday, February 16, 2003

nope. i'm actually having problems installing the darn updated driver! sigh, so as much as i enjoyed playing grim fandango i had to uninstall it :( damn, i just don't know how i could fix my pc. it's said we could've gone wrong somewhere along the line and deleted some system files so the only way to fix it would be to reinstall windows. nuts! i have no idea how to do it myself and i can't afford it. sheesh, and my scanner isn't working at all! argh! it's times like these that i wish i took up IT instead of archi!

Friday, February 14, 2003

i've reinstalled grim fandango, but i'm still looking for a better driver. I'm playing Startopia in the meantime. I can't get past mission two!

happy valentine's day! or in my case, happy Single Awareness Day. I'm wearing all black today. but kuya gerry complained that it's not really all black because there's a big bright yellow Tweety Bird on my shirt.

I even changed my cellphone casing into matte (rubberized) black with matching black keypad ^_^

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

I uninstalled grim fandango because i couldn't find an updated driver that works. But I'm still trying to find one. when I do, i'll reinstall it and try again :)

Monday, February 10, 2003

hello! i'm veeery busy these days, especially since mom went to hongkong with dad. They'll be celebrating their 28th Wedding Anniversary by touring hongkong then china.

I spent the first days balancing accounts, checking and counting sales and expenditures, and basically trying not to strangle employees for being unbelievably mentally-challenged. we get even by checking all the cash flow to the tiniest discrepancies (P1.85 to be exact). I also organized account documents that dated back from January 24 because mom didn't have time to do it herself since dad came home. I even made new logbooks for advance account documents.

whew! sometimes i feel overwhelmed because i haven't really done anything like this since college (all that math and stuff) and I really have to interact with the people abot that touchy subject(money). So far it's working out, though. And I'm really having fu8n, since what i love doing is organizing chaos. And mom left me all this backlog and unorganized papers! Whee! I stayed up nights happily filing each and every one of them out.

Then when i'm still in that rush that I couldn't sleep, i installed grim fandango and played it until Year Three (there are four years). I had to stop though because the game crashed when I went to that crane/conveyor belt scene. I later read in a site that I should upgrade my video driver. Anyway, I was forced to sleep at 4am that night because of that glitch.

right now i'm looking for the driver upgrade to download.

And I'm very hungry.

Yes. Again.

Wednesday, January 29, 2003



Happy chinese new year! I just downloaded a mulan gif and colored it. I decided on mulan 'cause i was riding in this joke where everyone swears i looked just like her.


here's the first of my "Monthly Art Series". I've been wanting to do this, And I figured it would make sense if i start it with the new year. I scanned a magazine print ad and drew the models ans put them on top of their photo. hehehe! It's sorta like an exercise for me.

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

hello! I have finally bought my scanner, but i'm getting weird problems with the damn thing.

the first time we installed it, it worked a few times. then after the third scan we can't scan anymore.

It previews, then we set the resolutions and other settings, then as soon as we hit the SCAN button the PC errors and a window appears saying the scanner made errors with the MAPTABLE.DLL file. We checked out the file in the CD and the hard drive. my Norton said there wasn't any viruses. We uninstalled it and reinstalled it all night and all day. It still wouldn't work.

the next day my sister managed to get it working again after reinstalling it (again). I used it a few times (in less than an hour) before the trouble started all over again. exact same thing. i'm getting frustrated here :p

sigh. we bought a webcam as an afterthought. this one works, thankfully. So does my specs. I had a pair fitted for my astigmatism (i mentioned this before). we have a free option to have our lenses tinted. My lil sis opted to have hers tinted pink to match with her purple frames. I had mine tinted brown.

Thursday, January 23, 2003

I just realized that I never uploaded my grad pics here. So here they are.







and i found another pic from the wedding hehehe!

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

my old sim's dead. yeah, the (0917)975-32-43 one. I haven't used it (read: loaded) it for so long it died on me. snif, snif.

I kindly ask everybody for 5 seconds of solemn, mournful silence.

. . . . .

Okay! Thank you! Life goes on! Whee! ^_^

Dad brought home Nokia 3610's for my two sisters. I told dad I'd rather have a scanner than a 3610, so I'm getting my big sis' 3310 instead for a cellphone. Along with its sim, 'cause it has voice recordings of my nephew Mikko since he was only two months old. The recordings would be erased if the sim would be removed from the phone. If you wanna know my new cell number, email me at jactinglim@yahoo.com :) I'll reply to you as fast as I could!

PS Mikko is exactly eleven months old yesterday! Whee!

Monday, January 20, 2003

i went to the airport with mom and lil sis to pick up dad from the airport. grabe, dami chinese naglipana. puro nasa arrival. anyway, for the people wanting links to my other sites, here they are:

http://komikero.com/jac/strips.html

meron doon "back to index". click on that link. it will lead to my earliest page in geocities with the url so long I don't wanna bother typing it again here. explore my sites throught that index na lang hehehehe (tamad?)
papa's home! whee! ^_^

Sunday, January 19, 2003

I also got pc games. Make sure to return them though, I only borrowed them myself :) if you guys got any books to lend me you can drop 'em off there at the tindahan anytime.

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

I got books at the tindahan. If you guys drop by while I'm there, I could lend them to you :)
Happy Fiesta! Argh! So full! @_@ I have no idea just how much I just ate! I felt like I've been stuiffing my face from morning til night!

oh wait, I did.

Monday, January 13, 2003

dear papa,

Hello! Sorry I haven’t been able to email you lately. I was busy deleting spam(chain letters, etc.) from my inbox I run out of time to write to you. How are you? In less than a week we’ll all be together again! Whee! ^_^

Ok, we’ll shop in duty free this time. We are very happy too last time even when we had to forgo it to buy a computer. Because if it wasn’t for the emails we wouldn’t be able to have long talks during the Christmas season. We also get to send these cute animated cards. The cards you send are funny :D I’m already looking for Chinese new year e-cards to send you, but I thought you’ll be here before it happens anyway.

I’m glad it’s okay with Mr. Lim that you come home earlier than Jan 31. That’s so kind of him! I was hoping that I’d be proficient in driving by the time you get back here, but I still find parking a bit tricky. I manage to get the car out of the garage, but getting it back in is slightly more difficult due to the ground slope.

The Mardi gras is okay I guess, but we’d rather watch it on the local cable. That way we get to see close ups of the stars who come over here, instead of having to crane our necks squinting from the back of the crowd to figure out who the heck is onstage. I remember one night when wan wan was watching the Celestron channel. She was laughing her head off :) we could see everybody having fun at the stars’ antics onstage. And when we look out the window we could her their songs from the distance.

Allan, Beya and I went out to the streets last night. We rode a jeep to the welcome sign then had to walk from there. We asked Allan where he wants the three of us to go. He answered “Jollibee”. We took in the sights, lights and sounds as we made our way to its Rizal Avenue branch. There were bands playing on impromptu stages and food stalls lined the streets. Tables and chairs are set out and roped off for people who wanted to drink in the open air. The weather’s great, with just a slight bit of rain.

Allan waved and gestured with his hands as usual, so we walked on either side of him gently holding his arm. We let him sing all he wanted though because there’s a party atmosphere going on anyway. And he’s clearly having fun :) We reached Jollibee after going around the stalls and crowds. Beya fell in line while Allan and I looked for seats.

We talk with him all the time, telling him every decision and suggestion, and sometimes asking him between choices to make. The two of us found a vacant table but before I realize what he was doing he grabbed the leftover soda and finished it. I managed to stop him when he reached for the leftover sundae next. As I waited for the darn employee to put away the mess of leftovers from the table’s last occupants I eventually gave up and brought us to another table that’s already cleared.

From the new table we could see Beya in the line waiting for her turn to order. I pointed her out to Allan. Beya soon found us from her line and called me over to help carry the trays. I told Allan that I’ll get the food and will be right back before I left him to help Beya.

When I came back to the table with the first tray holding two Chickenjoy meals and 3 iced teas he said “Spaghetti,” looking for more. I told Beya that he wanted spaghetti as well when she arrived with the second tray, bearing a burger steak meal for herself and 3 sundaes. She said that these should be enough because it’s too late at night and he doesn’t need the extra calories. I was the first to finish off my meal, most likely because I was the hungriest, and that Allan kept grabbing my food. He especially likes the crispy chicken skin. Beya laughed at how we practically licked our plates(and sundae cups) clean!

Wan wan was texting us about the place having a street party that night. So far we haven’t seen much happening at 7:30pm. We walked out finding some guys selling necklaces with blinking/flashing light pendants. They looked very pretty wearing them at night out in the streets. Allan wore one that looked like a mini strobe light colored blue. I wore a red flashing dolphin shaped one. I kept making cracks about us being “jologs for the night”. Jologs means baduy or bakya :) Beya also bought one of those glow sticks (in red) like the one we bought when we were in Enchanted Kingdom.

We made our way to 7-Eleven to buy some necessities like tissue and 3-in-1 coffee mixes(Allan insists). He enjoyed going through he magazine rack so much we had a hard time pulling him away from it when it was time to go. On the way home we saw bands playing stages along Rizal avenue. But the crowd we so dense we could barely move. We basically had to push our way through before we reach the sakayan. We walked all the way back to the Welcome sign to check out the night crowd until we found a jeep home. Most Wawa jitney drivers recognize us that they automatically slow down and stop before we could say “para”.

We plan to have a little handa, but we’re having second thoughts about the ice cream because Allan and the others have the cough and colds. We’re definitely having chocolate rolls though, because we ran out of them during the4 Christmas season!

Thanks for the belt bag, I’d most probably use it when I’m minding the store. I usually just stuff the money in my pants so I can guard them everywhere I go. I can’t leave it at the cash drawer anymore. I‘ve since learned to go out with minimal stuff to carry because it’s such a drag having to deposit stuff at the counter whenever I go inside a supermarket or store. Thanks for the bracelet too, I’ve always preferred white gold to yellow. I find them timeless. And jade pendants? Cute! :) I’ll wear it whenever appropriate. I have the habit of not wearing expensive jewelry when I feel exposed in the street. I automatically remove and hide them when I step out to ‘notorious places’.

Take care papa! We love you!


Tingting

Sunday, January 12, 2003

about that pre-colonial philippines thingy... is there anybody out there who could provide me with research materials how the pre-colonial philippines was? Especially costumes! I have this crazy idea to create an alternative universe where where philippines was never colonized (with a location like that??? we wish!) ;) just email me at jactinglim@yahoo.com

well, gotta go now. mardi gras today :)

Friday, January 10, 2003

FRIDAY, January 10,2003

I woke up before six am. Turned the PC on, and exercised while waiting for it to get ready (I hate waiting standing still). Then I went online and checked my mails. Edgar was online. Amie too. We all chatted a bit. I watched all of Ed’s animations for the first time. I wish I could learn to make animations like that! And Christian(who did the ed and ed clone voices) sounds exactly like a typical dubbed anime character!

After net I was told to watch the baby, help with the laundry, and do some random errands since I’m the fastest on my feet. Squeezed out excess water from soapy clothes out of the washer, dumping a fresh batch, then while it spins shake out the other batch from the dryer, place a new rinsed out batch, then bring the ‘spin-dried’ clothes to hang outside while waiting for washer and dryer to finish their spin cycles(forgive me for including all the mundane details, I kinda love water chores like laundry and dishes. Strangely I still hate cooking).

Like I said, I hate waiting. I have to do something. I think it was a main reason I win in Warcraft, Warlords and other strategy games. But I digress. Anyway, it’s also why I get sent to do other random chores. Like hanging the new curtains. Mom was having problems reattaching the wire to its hook to hold the curtains up because she couldn’t pull the wire straight enough. I ran to get a longnose then volunteered to finish the job. She asked if we should employ some masculine strength from my big bro Allan, but I decided I could handle it.

I realized we couldn’t reattach the wire because it was too short. Dad obviously pulled the wire tight and cut it to its extreme minimum capacity. Good thing mom pointed out the other end which was slightly longer, so we took that one off and hooked the first (short) end. Then I saw how dad twisted the 2mm-thk wire securely. So I ran to get the pliers to be able to grab the stupid wire to untwist it. I could understand mom’s idea of letting Allan do it, but I’ve always been known to have pretty strong hands(and an extreme Taurus tenacity). So I got the job done. Just in time to return to laundry and babysitting :)

By 11am though I had to go to the fast-food pronto because the cook just called reporting that rush hour started an hour early! It was because students were practicing for the fiesta(Jan 15) here in San Pablo, messing up their usual class schedules.

By the time I got there though the first batch is done. So I spent my time cleaning up the tables for dishwashing. Mostly because we had so many people coming to eat we ran out of clean plates and stuff. I was texting my friends the whole time about the stuff I’m leaving at the tindahan (I’ll get to that later).

Beho replied that he’s dropping by that day. By the time he arrived I was done cleaning up tables and serving food and drinks. So I was finishing up with my late lunch since rush hour’s done(not an hour early). He’s carrying an electric guitar along with his big backpack. He said he’s got band practice in Los Baños. I introduced him to my li’l sis Wanwan. We chatted a bit until I’m done.

Then he gave me my books back. They’re done making Thought Market #2(they printed my comics there!) and gave me a complimentary copy(thank you!) as well as lending me a feminist zine made by his friend(People always think I’m feminist, but I’m still not. Really. Uh, more on that later).

I showed him the stuff he could borrow. We did some new year cleaning at the house so I found the rest of my culture crash collection. We decided that he borrow the whole collection so he’d understand the serials. He said that culture crash felt like a dubbed anime though. But we both agreed that it’s tops on quality and standards.

I thought about this story idea that involves pre-colonial Philippines, and wondered what it would look like now if we have never been colonized. But I would need tons of research for that. He just said that I need someone to make the story for me. He even joked that he’ll write one so I’d draw it. I just laughed and said sure.

I remembered calling his house and talking to his mom. She’s really friendly, saying “Yes, I know you! Why don’t you come visit us sometime?” I was surprised. And amused. She’s really sweet. I asked him how she knew. He just said “Well of course! We’re grade school classmates. She must’ve remembered you from the class picture.”

“What class picture??? We never had a class picture! ...I mean, I never had.”

“What? Introvert ka kasi e! ‘Di ka sumasama sa pop group!” he joked.

“Nakakasawa sa pop group palagi e. Maiba naman!” I joked back.

After he left, we got ready to go too, getting clearance from boss-mom, with a request to buy her big ripe dalanghitas. We checked the bills to pay, and listed future payments so we could set aside cash early on. The we went to buy the citrus delights on the way home.

At home I got dressed and read Jawbreaker, the feminist zine. It was a fun read :) They fearlessly tackled so many issues that schools wouldn’t even dare bring up. I get repeated references to catholic-school girls. My high school(and college) was catholic too. So I laughed at the nostalgia of things like watching ‘silent scream’ and listening to speakers who plead us to never fornicate. At the time, I didn’t relate at all because boys wouldn’t even look at a bony 14-yr old giraffe like me. And they’re asking me not have sex??? Noooo problem! :D

When I’m done I was so impressed I decided to write them. I felt like doodling while writing so I’m writing a snail mail. Inserting my doodles is something I can’t do online. Yet :)

But then I got asked to fix the meter-long fluorescent bulb that wouldn’t light because I was the tallest. When we replaced the bulb and it still didn’t work, we tested the starter by switching it with my desk lamp’s. It worked. I couldn’t write my letter as fast though since my desk lamp lost a starter. I’ll find a new when I get to bayan.

We had dinner at 9:30pm, watching Celestron channel for the progress of the fiesta that has been going from January 7 to 16. We would’ve liked to go and check it out ourselves, but we have yet to see a good reason why we should bother going out :)

Thursday, January 09, 2003

thanks to ed i got to dl some pics from kuya gerry's wedding. :) hello amie! hope to see ya soon! dad's coming home on jan 27 pa pala. he has a lotta work in china pa daw e. and i'm meeting some friends on jan 26 :)

Monday, January 06, 2003

yipee! they finally sent us the xmas party pics (the one we went o right after the c3con).

ok, traze just sent me her pic. hope it's ok if i post it here hehehehe ;)

Saturday, January 04, 2003

congrats nga pala to kuya gerry and ate ilyn! kick-ass invitations! talk about handmade! ;D

people ask me how kuya gerry's wedding went, since new year has come and gone i haven't talked much about it.

let's just it all started with me being home alone because went on a trip while i stayed behind to mind the store and the house. we didn't plan for them to stay that long that nobody could help me get ready for the wedding(because my fashion sense consists of "t-shirt, jeans, boots, tshirt, jeans..."). i called kuya gerry to ask them to pick me up, because i haven't arranged for transpo. then i called my fam so they got to tell me i could find a dress at the bottom dresser if i rummged long enough. they also told me not to wear t-shirt, jeans or boots because if i do they'll throttle me, "...and for god's sake, wear some make-up!!!"

motivated, i found the dress. and the shoes. and i ransacked my mom and sisters' kikay kit and played dress-up. and i really brushed my hair. i managed to put on make-up as correctly as possible, thank goodness for tracy's 'training' when she brought to the modeling agency. back then, she put on my makeup, all the while explaining how it's done, and she makes me practice whenever i can.

right on time, kuya gerry arrived with his bro. i walked to the front of the gate where they waited and we sped off to the cute little chapel in wawa. there we set up the stereo for the wedding soundtrack, and made some soundchecks. kuya gerry was muttering "i'mgonnakillthemi'mgonnakillthem..." when he found out that people never came earlier than 3pm, which is when the wedding is supposed to start, so we sorta waited until enough people came to start. i was milling around chatting with the people who came, gerry's mom even thanked me for helping, since i volunteered to operate the stereo for the background music. then kuya gerry told me to get start working ;) heheheh!

as the wedding commenced, it came it pretty good. it kinda weird though when some old guy photographer took my picture while i was hearing mass. but then there was this one guy whoran around the whole chapel lugging this humongous videocam. impressive hardware, but it's kinda funny 'cause kuya gerry seemed to be trying not to laugh as this camera guy pointed his cam straight at him. kulang na lang kausapin nya yung pari, "father, excuse lang ha? kuha lang ako ng magandang angle... there's my oscar clip!!!"

after the ceremony we held a picture taking session, when my duties are over :) it was THEN that we saw ryan, leinil, edgar, augy, and company running down the aisle trying to catch up to the wedding! nakaabot sila sa picture :)

i rode with gerry's bro and his fam to the reception. their kid played toy cars with me the whole time in the chapel and in the car. at the reception i saw rono's place for the first time :) the place looks great. and well furnished. the catering was very organized. and they have creative dishes.

it was funny how jim at first would introduce leinil to the kid as "the best artist in the world" to "the biggest stomach in the world" nil invited me to go along with him to for a round to at the buffet. i was really planning to go back anyway. i never claimed to eat like a bird :) edgar sat beside me and was fun to be with. jim was great with the kid, doing "magic tricks" and teaching him how to do them. ryan and gilbert talked about how darna is so delayed it didn't make its golden anniversary. gilbert was also really sweet with his new wife glenda (aww :)

i saw karen kunawicz for the first time, but i didn't approach her because well, nahihiya ako. same with budgette. i was planning to give him a batch72 fanart i made because i really enjoy the comics. the concept is great :) i just hope we could manage to make a comicbook that happens in ust for a change, or anywhere but UP when it comes to philippine schools! hehehe!

i also met a lot of my high school teachers there, because they happened to be the wedding couple's friends. i was glad i looked decent enough that night, because they said they were pleased at how i grew up (from the high school geek? sure :) one of them, miss lajara (who was my PE teacher) even agreed to drive me home. it was only too bad that i barely got to taste the fondant 'cause i never tried one before (ok, EVER). i hurriedly asked budgette tan's companion to give my fanart for me. a few days later kuya gerry told me that budgette got the fanart. he didn't say though if it's good or not. i'm glad enough that he didn't SAY it was bad :)

Thursday, January 02, 2003

just talked with tracy, another otaku friend of mine. when i met hershe was into fushigi yuugi, last i heard she's into starlights (a spin-off of sailor moon, sort of). she loves drawing as much as i do. she sent me a drawing she made which sher colored in photoshop. i'm still working 0on silaw, because i get stumped when itry to color the chrome gold parts. help, anyone? if you could show me how chrome gold is rendered i'd appreciate it very much! i'm rushing to finish silaw because the komikeros are supposed to meet this january.