Monday, August 28, 2006

Memory --

I've been sitting on this entry for the past few days because it sounds sad but it really isn't --

I am slowly forgetting the names of streets in Metro Manila --
Slowly forgetting the names of shops and restaurants --
Slowly forgetting phone numbers and the cost of taking the LRT2 from Katipunan to Gilmore --

I've been in Iloilo for almost 6 months. We've slowly settled into a routine here and life is never boring with Seth around so I really didn't realize how much time had passed until Seth's yaya reminded me that it's already a "-ber" month.

My mom asked me and my sister over dinner a few weeks back whether we preferred Iloilo or Manila. My sister readily answered Iloilo and I said "Iloilo, but a visit to Manila every 3 months to get books."

My sister returned to Manila for the Bookfair and sent me my stash -- the last two Tracy Chevalier books on my list: Fallen Angels and The Virgin Blue and Geraldine Brooks' March.

I'm done with The Virgin Blue (and I didn't like it as much) and I'm starting on Fallen Angels.

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Life measured in reality TV shows --

I've been following Rockstar: Supernova and the show is ending in two weeks. By then, Seth will be 3 months old. (H'ray!) The new season of the Amazing Race is starting very soon as well. There's also the new season of Project: Runway has started on ETC.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I enjoyed making this --

A multiply account featuring my kid ^_^

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bookfair season! --

Please visit my sister's booth at this year's bookfair -- we still have some leftover stock and we're selling everything CHEAP.

We're stall #112.

Japanese manga regardless of size will be P100 each. ^_~ The English stuff will be priced at minimum 50% discount.

Bookfair is from August 30 to September 3.

World Trade Center, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia Ave) corner Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila. =)
Things Wong Kar-wai Taught Me About Love
by Alice Dallow

1. Requited love is an impossibility.

2. You will fall in love only once. Obstacles will prevail. The rest of your life is spent recovering.

3. Eroticising their possessions will be the pinnacle of your sexual fulfilment.

4. Anything that distracts you from the pain of your loss is good. Some people are more successful in this regard than others.

5. Hook up with someone. Live with them. Sleep with them. Tag along. Don’t be fooled. You are only a transitory distraction. Ask for commitment. Declare your love. Watch the set up evaporate.

6. The most potent way to exist is to occupy someone else’s imagination.

7. Desire is kept eternally alive by the impossibility of contact.

8. Modern communication enabling technologies will only heighten your sense of desolation by making you more keenly aware of the fact that no one is trying to

(Alice Dallow is a long time fan of Wong Kar-wai’s films. In her spare time she makes shorts films and music clips.)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I love --

Tracy Chevalier

I bought a copy of Girl with a Pearl Earring a year ago but only recently read it.

Now I'm reading The Lady and the Unicorn.

I want to get a copy of:
Fallen Angels
Virgin in Blue