Friday, June 23, 2006

caution: smiley face overload

June 19, 2006. Without a doubt, one of the best birthdays I've ever had. :)

Never, as in never, did I expect anything like that to happen. A million thanks would not be enough to show you how grateful and overwhelmed I was. (My advisory class knows this. Hehe.) I still am actually. Grateful, overwhelmed, in awe, just plain happy. Euphoric, even. :)

Thank you for giving me something to look back on, something to replay in my head when things aren't going so well. Or even when things do :) I won't go into detail anymore about what happened in fear that I might leave something out. Don't worry, everything's still as clear as day in my head, and it will forever stay that way. The whole day was just bliss. Pure and utter bliss :)

The night before. The moment I woke up. The moment I set foot in school. All the classes I had that day. Recess. Lunch. Dismissal. The moment I got home. The mysterious doorbell. The moment I went to sleep that night. Even the day after. Everything was just so surreal. So surreal that I can't even write in whole sentences :)

It was an extraordinarily special day. Wow. Extraordinary na, special pa. Haha :) And yet it still doesn't define how special, in fact, that day was :)

I am truly blessed. I am. From the very moment I was given that great opportunity last year, I knew that this was going to be something. It didn't have to take a birthday to realize that. My dear ladies, you inspire me. Thank you. :)

Saturday, June 03, 2006

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

Goodbye, summer. Hellooooo, SY 2006 - 2007. :)

Friday, June 02, 2006

"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 call." -WKW

He's really a genius, that Kar-wai. It's funny in a painful kind of way because there's truth in it. How many times have you heard a person say "Ay. Walang nagmamahal sakin" when he/she checks his/her cell and sees that there are no messages or missed calls?

While we're on the subject, let's take a look at texting. I myself have fallen victim at times to its codes. I can get all paranoid about a lack of punctuation or a smiley face. How sad. It's annoying how a "u" with an umlaut (I don't know the ASCII code for this) or even a period can mean the difference between "Everything's fine and dandy" and "There's something wrong." Can't it just be that we're being grammatically correct? (Oh, don't even get me started on how texting has slowly deteriorated the literacy of its users, especially the younger ones. I did a whole paper on that back in college.)

Sometimes, I have half a mind to throw the concept of having a cellphone out the window. It just gets us into trouble.

Plus, it's sad to think that the very device that's supposed to promote and enable communication can also be the exact device to bring people apart. Tsk.

Sing with me now.

...and isn't it ironic? Don't you think?