Monday, September 29, 2008

about the splendid love song

i miss char... and it will be 11 days more before we see each other again...

while purging the files in my PC, I stumbled upon this song by Orange and Lemons and now its on replay. quite a cheesy song but it's so pleasant to the ears, with a hint of 80's and "The Company" and something else...

Just Like a Splendid Love Song
Orange and Lemons

Spending my days with you
Is like living in a world of fancy
With all the beautiful people I know
Makin’ love in a world of vivid colours
How often have I been there

Well it really doesn’t matter
As long as we’re together

You and me, together we will journey
To seek and see the colours of our fantasies
Come to life with the stroke of your soothing hands
All the questions of life
I will come to understand

Seasons come and seasons go
Stars will shine and lose their glow
But every time I try to look back, I know

You and me in love with each other
There will be no problems that will bother
Just the two of us painting a world of our own
Everything is perfect
Just like a splendid love song

miss you dad!

Friday, September 05, 2008

about the other Eheads post

Sorry if this will another e-heads post but I can't help but post this "vintage e-heads" you tube video.

I had fun watching this and I admit... kinilig ako! ahhihi :D


Just imagine Ely and Mikee together... love it!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

about the morning after... Eheads!

Char and I watched the Eraserheads one-night only Reunion concert last night. Sayang di kme umabot sa VIP list ni Markus sa Multiply pero sabi nga ni Char "libre man o hindi MANONOOD tayo!" They're his favorite band and he will not miss the opportunity to see them play again LIVE!

We were in Bonifacio High Street around 5pm, parked super near the concert venue. Ate early dinner and was inside the venue by 630. Went as close to the railings. First time I saw so many bouncers, as in big muscular bouncers, somewhat scary at times. More than an hour and a half wait before the concert began. Around 815 there was a ten minute countdown, one of the most exciting ten minutes of my life! Akala mo New Year. Intro pa lang ng Alapaap everyone have gone wild! Ely, Raimund, Buddy and Markus rose from underneath the stage. Parang reincarnation. First song was capped with fireworks, super galing! Ely even joked, that's it! Goodnyt! ehehe... then Ligaya.. Sembreak...

It was visually and musically entertaining, most of the songs were "updated/rearranged" but done beautifully. Pictures of the band was projected to the big screen making it more nostalgic. It was so surreal. The succeeding songs feels like you're in a big karaoke bar, everybody was singing. There was even a time na audience lang ang kumakanta, Ely just stood staring at the crowd obviously amazed.

Though full of energy lahat, feel mo yung tension between them. Walang kwento kwento. Kanta lang ng kanta. Walang pang fill in kung baga. But if you know the band well, alam mong ganun nga sila mag perform but still kakaiba eh. There was a time Markus wore a monster mask. La lang, trip lang. Heard 2 songs I am not that familiar with(Kaliwete and LIghtyears). After the last song, Lightyears, we saw an emotional Ely somewhat crouched in the stage and holding his chest. We thought he was just emotional with her Mom passing last thursday because the song indeed was about letting go. end of set 1...

Then after 40 minutes, came the announcement. Char and I did not believed it at first. Joke ba yun? He thought hindi sila Markus, Buddy and Raimund yung nasa stage, that it was a gimik. Then came Francis Lumen of MTV Philippines, and yes it was for real, we gave a silent prayer for Ely that night, all 30,000 of us.
Though it's hard to accept that the concert is indeed over, (the announcer have to remind us to go out of the concert venue in an orderly manner more than 3 times). We silently left the concert grounds.

Hats off din ako sa crowd, they have the emotional maturity to fully understand what happened. We truly understand. This was a concert that was supposed to be canceled not just once. Ely's position was really a though act, physically and emotionally. If my Mom died a few days before I will surely be so drained now.

We heard that it was supposed to be a 3 set concert with 30 songs. Sayang we were not able to hear "Huling El Bimbo", "Magazin", "Pare ko" and the rest but the experience itself was so surreal. Thank God Ely is in stable condition now. And when the time come... another reunion will be in place... this time the full set pls.

photo courtesy of Nina Sandejas

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

about migraine

i was blog hopping while resting and stumbled upon this new video of moonstar88

cheesy but cute...

nahihilo... nalilito... asan ba ako sa yo? aasa ba ako sa iyo?

btw: they are MTV Most Wanted Artist for the Month :D

Friday, August 01, 2008

about comfort food

Char and I have been into "comfort foods" lately.

according to Wiki, many people turn to comfort food for familiarity, emotional security, or as a special reward... no... we did not had it for a special reward but instead we had it for the emotional security (if there is such a thing...)

lately we have encountered "challenges," both on our career and personal lives. we are not complaining though, we have each other to lean on. come to think of it, just when we thought things are going bad, good news arrives... and that makes us grateful that we have our comfort foods... for those days when we have extra servings of life' s challenges.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

about a year ago... part 2

same title... different year...

seems like I only get to update this blog EVERY year, "tamadster" me (as Chartotem would say).

BUT now, I will make sure to update this at least a month.. hah! so what happened the last few months? let me borrow Hermione's time-turner...

Oct 2007

wedding month of my college best friend Fe (codename: orange) and Ron. I love this couple so much. not your typical BF-GF, you will rarely see them making PDA. first time I saw them kiss and hug was on their wedding day! I can absolutely tell everything to Orange, so many good college memories... the Dawn.. Side A... DLSU-Ateneo games... and of course I won't forget the numerous food trips! love you Fe and Ron! see you in a few weeks... we are going to watch Cinderella... time to expose Chartotem to some culture... hahaha...

Nov 2007

gameshark.. gamesharkreloaded... charraven... Chartotem and I bought this small computer shop in Anonas. and that my what kept me busy these days plus other sidelines (another post). This is like a step up to our goal, since we both like online games and computers in general why not go into business of internet cafes? no more reason not to play WoW and MU and flyff and... ahaha... funny thing is I haven't been playing that much since we started our biz but the good news is that our electric bill at home drastically went down.

had so much fun as went to that Carnival near MOA with the whole family (+1-1 reserved for another post) for Nanay's Birthday. been so long since that last time we've seen each other, missed the kids so much... mas malaki pa sa akin si Kiel and Annel!

this was also the month my Tita Gaya had her 2nd stroke...

Dec 2007

07Dec07, our dear Tita Ligaya Alonzo died after almost a week in coma. sad day for the Rosales clan, Tita Gaya is the sweetest Tita. She saw me grew up as we used to live in the same house before moving to Laguna... she took care of me during my high school days when I had to stay in Manila due to late night classes... she was there at every important event in my life... my graduation... fiesta/family bdays in laguna... Char's family "pamamanhikan"... our wedding... etc... she also took good care of Mai, as she was her own child... she became their "bunso" and "unica ihja"... Love you Tita... Happy Birthday!(it's her Bday today 23Jul)

this was also the wedding month of Debbie & Ferdie, though I wasn't able to help them on the day itself I helped them through the wedding preps. they are now back in the US, though not same state, trying to make babies :D ... Debs and I are hoping to have little ones by next year!

70th Bday of Lolo Papa... Chartotem's Dad. semi-organized the event since it was held in the province. proud of the invites and tarp that I made... hehehe (love your own)... spent Christmas in Lopez... cooked roasted chicken and mashed potatoes (yum!).... New Year's Eve in Laguna... cooked roasted chicken(again!), roast pork (yum yum!), potato salad and brownies.

kinda sleepy now... to be continued...