Monday, May 31, 2010

My Blog Has A New Look - Thank You Shabby Blogs

I love the spark of color in my blog. I have to give credit to Shabby Blogs for it. I didn't have a hard time installing the background design too!

I also got the Like widget installed on my blog so feel free to click and like my posts. This cool tip I got from reading Third World Nerd's blog. Oh and I got my blog a Facebook badge so if you like my blog, if you like me, will you please be a fan? :-)

I've been able to do these little improvements to my blog because I have some free time in my hands. I'm still quite sad that my other writing gig has gone on hiatus - the reason why I have this free time again - but I guess that's just how it goes. Jobs come and go. I'm not unemployed though. I still have my full time job which I might add is starting to pick up again after months of having none or just little projects to service and I still have my other writing gig. I'm saddened that the other one is gone because I've been using the extra money to pay for my life's leisures and it helps me pay for my graduate school tuition as well.

I'm trying to find the silver lining of this dark cloud. The free time is one of its silver linings. Ryan said I was starting to become a workaholic with all the jobs I had in my hands. With graduate school starting this week again, I guess it's good that I don't have three jobs to juggle in my hands. It will help me focus on school more. But maybe once I get the hang of things in school again, I'll take on another writing gig.

For now, I'm just gonna learn to chill. Speaking of chilling, this is Sex and the City 2 week! I'm actually very excited to watch it in theaters over the weekend. Sure I've read the bad reviews but critics can sometimes be wrong so I'm going to check out SATC 2 for myself.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Do I Need a Man?

I recently met up with my College gal pals to celebrate the birthdays of Jack and Marian at Tagaytay. My used to be NBSB friend Marian now has a doctor boyfriend ten years her age and Jack has recently gotten engaged and about to be married by December.

And so with such big relationship events happening with two of my friends, being surrounded also by friends who are now happily in a couple and with the recent "I miss having a boyfriend" talks I've been having with Ryan, the question hit me again: "Do I need a man?" And you know what? I think this is a question that a lot of single gals out there wonder about from time to time.

I've been single for almost two years now after surviving a tremendously heart breaking breakup and I have never gone on one single date since then. My infatuations have also all revolved around reel guys - if you've been reading my blog long enough, you'd know about 'em. Finn, Edward, Damon...

So I've been giving the question some thinking... Having a boyfriend is really nice. You have someone to talk with on the phone at nights, you have an instant date especially on special occasions like Valentine's, Christmas, etc., there's someone whom you can expect to get a sweet text from: I miss you, I love you... there's someone to hold hands with and hug with...someone who'll make you feel absolutely adored and special...

And then there's the single life where you have nobody else to think of but you. You buy stuff solely for your enjoyment. You go out with your friends whenever you feel like it. You watch whatever movie or TV show you want. You eat whatever you want. When work gets crazy, you don't feel bad that you're somehow missing out on spending time with your special guy. You also get to meet and date any guy you fancy.

They're both fun lives to lead...And so I looked back on the past. I was just like Charlotte of SATC before. I treated "couplehood" like an association I'm dying to pledge in. That didn't really turn out quite well in the end. So I've decided. This time around, I'm taking things one step at a time. No more "should-ing". No more giving in to the pressure of what people think I should be and no more pressuring myself either.

I think it's better this way actually. After all, I believe that it's when you least expect it that love will come your way.

In celebration of my decision, I bought a new book. It's entitled "How to be Single" by Liz Tucillo. Sounds familiar? Well that's because she co-wrote the best seller book "He's Just Not That Into You" which is now a major motion picture and one of the movies I love to watch over and over again.

I bought it at National Bookstore at a discounted price because NBS had a book sale recently. I also got a 5% book discount coupon as a prize for buying this so I'm going to buy another book as soon as I finish this one. 

I can't give a verdict just yet on how good this is because I've only started reading it. But I can tell you, from what I've read so far, I can't say I'm disappointed I bought this. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jessie's Girl Finally on Glee!

I was definitely thrilled when Glee finally aired the episode where Finn was to sing Jessie's Girl! Finn was looking absolutely cute, as usual. I am a big fan of Finn actually and I don't know if he could ever do wrong by me. I only wished really that Jessie was in this episode, with shots of him and Rachel being very sweet with each other while Finn continued on to sing Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. Yeah, but well, what do I know? I'm not the director or the script writer so... I'm just gonna enjoy the fact Finn is definitely love!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Archie Comics: The Wedding Proposal

Did I ever tell you guys how much of an Archie comic fan I am? I've actually been reading Archie since the fourth grade when a classmate and former friend introduced me to the funny world of Archie. I probably have about a hundred plus of this popular comic book. Mostly double digests. I have a few digest comics but I prefer to buy double digest as they have more stories in it and I think it's a bit more practical to buy a comic that cost P190 than the P150 thin version of the comics.

Whenever I visit a bookstore, I always look for Archie although I don't buy every time I ask for it. This is exactly what I had in mind when I went with a couple of friends to the newly renovated Powerbooks in Greenbelt 3. I had intended to simply take a look at my favorite comic. When I asked where their Archie comics are though, the attendant had told me they still don't have Archie comics in the store. Boo! But imagine my surprise when about ten minutes later, the same attendant approached me and showed me that the above photo was the only Archie comics they had in stock at the moment. The Wedding Proposal! Seriously! I immediately reserved me a copy and now, I have it in my possession! Yay!

I cannot wait to read this. After all, Archie comic fans everywhere can attest to this statement: We've all been dying to know who Archie will pick between Betty and Veronica. I've always rooted for Betty. And now, wow! I can finally read about it. Yeah I know he's not about to pick just one of the girls and that's that. After all, that would be so sad! Because the day Archie decides is the day we all say bye bye to this well loved comics. This is a continuing story which I read in Archie Comics website. One version is that Archie proposes to Veronica and the other to Betty and then the creative minds behind Archie comics gives the fans a look at how life would turn out like for Archie as he settles down with the two girls.

This is a bit expensive than the usual Archie comics I buy but hey, it's a collector's edition no? I'm sure to enjoy reading this and I plan to do so as soon as I retire for the night.