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Jingle Bell ROCK!!!

In this blog entry, I’d like to take a “short” (and quick!) trip down memory lane.

Destination: just this (past) weekend! 😉

First stop:

First of all, I’d like to greet my blog a HAPPY SECOND YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! 😀  I actually started this blog on December 11, 2009 ON IMPULSE that’s why I wasn’t THAT consistent at first (you can check out my blog history on my sidebar if you want proof!  Haha!)  But anyway, I decided to publicize it THIS YEAR, and I got hooked — line, sinker, and all that jazz!  I kind of declare 2011 as my “blogging year.”  Having said that, cheers to mooore years of “consistent” blogging!  Yay me!

Next stop:
Jingle Bell “ROCK!”
(Hence the title.) 

And then there’s our company Christmas party!  Last Saturday, my company held our annual Christmas Party at Hard Rock Cafe, Glorietta and my golly!  Many “unexpected” things happened…

Hard Rock Cafe logo

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…starting with the pre-party!  Let’s just say that in between getting stuck in traffic for two hours (!) and walking the not-so-short distance from the parking lot to the venue wearing my four-inch heels (!!!), “something happened” at the parking lot.  I’m just glad I was with one of my close friends, Val (she’s the “only” witness AND I, thaaank herrr!)

I’m also happy that I was able to park my car PROPERLY!  Whew!  Whew!!  WHEW!!!  Hahaha!

The Lady and her car. Chos!

Now, let’s go to the actual party!!!  Like I said, Val and I were late for two hours (thanks a lot to the Zobel traffic!), but when we arrived, people were eating already.  Hahaha, nice timing!  Prizes were given.  People were nominated.  Games were played.  Wait, what — people were nominated?  NOMINATED FOR WHAT?  Well, there were two: “Best Dressed” and “Star of The Night.”

I, for one, got nominated for the former.  At isa lang ang masasabi ko: SAAN NANGGALING YUN?!


NakaKALURKEYT MIDDLETON!!!  Kasi naman, this is what I call THE “KULTO” LOOK!  Black na black — parang pang-Halloween lang!  Pero kasi, BLACK AND METALLIC ang theme namin eh!  KALURKEY talaga!!! =))

Good thing I have a co-nominee from my department, Marj (who’s also my current seatmate!)

With you Marj by my side, it wasn’t THAT kalurkey anymore!  Meganon?!  Joke lang.  I sound like some freakin’ conyotic-speaking kolehiyala.  Define ANNOYING.  Hahaha, PEACE! 😛

Overall, it was one heck of a Christmas party!  I seriously had fun!  Ika nga, it doesn’t really matter “where,” BUT with “who” you’re with!  And with my awesome office friends?  Oh it’s always gonna be a GREAT TIME with GREAT PEOPLE!  Yebah!!!

Introducing, the AWESOME PEOPLE OF CDP:

with Angela and Val

Val and Ms. H

with my “milk tea” buddy, Mark

with CJ

with sexy Kimmy

with Gian (a special shoutout to our IDOL PATTY Laurel!!!)


with KC (a.k.a. Ms. Lucky! She always wins stuff!!!)

with the beautiful Mao

with Maica, Mark, and Val

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!  Which brings us to…

The last stop:
 Nyoy Volante and The Rhythmic Circle

Nyoy Volante and his band 🙂

The after-party was all about a violin, singing (President and CEO included!  Haha!), a violin, jamming, and did I say A VIOLIN— ist?!  HA HA HA

Let’s just say that a few minutes after they started playing (and after our boss started singing!), all eyes were also on the person on Nyoy‘s right — including mine:

Need I say more? ♥

 Siya naaa!  Siya na talaga ang HEARTTHROB!  Talented pa!!! ♥♥♥

Lagot-lagot ako nito kay Reed!!! Pa’no ba ‘to, panibagong blog entry na naman ba?  Haha!

‘Nuff said.

😉 😀 😛

Down Memory Lane, Gathered Thoughts

Hotties from Faraway Lands! (Vol. 2)

Back in 2008, I was already into blogging…  I just graduated from college…  I was young…  I was free…  and I had A TON of celebrity crushes!  So the obvious result?  A certified *EYE CANDY* list, which I dub as the “HOTTIES FROM FARAWAY LANDS” list!!! Yes!  ONLY on The Lady’s Blog, people. 😛

For my guy readers out there, well, you’re welcome to “back out” NOW because you know, this is a kalandian post — but the cute kind of kalandian ah!  Nakooow!  Basta, it’s a GIRL THING!  Hahaha!

As for my fellow “ladies” out there (girl power!), let’s proceed, shall we? 😉

As you can see on the title, this is already a “sequel.”  So yeah, expect mooore!  Heck, this “list” might even become a “series!” — MIGHT being the operative word!  Wahahahaha!  Anyway, you can check out Vol. 1 here and the Twilight Edition here (I knooow!  Don’t. even. ask.  It was three freakin’ years ago!)  MOVING ON…

I’m still deciding whether or not I can have “repeaters” in my future lists (you know, include those who have been featured in the previous ones), but we’ll see…  For now, I’ll start with those who made it to THIS list — the short list, that is!  So if your hottie’s not here, don’t worry!  I’m already working on Vol. 3!  Heehee.


#10 Matthew Lewis
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United Kingdom)

It’s amazing how a good set of teeth can instantly transform one person from “no one” to “someone!”  Thank God the perfect pearly whites are the original!  I say the reign of Harry Potter is sooo over…  kaya Neville LongbottomPASOK! 😛

#9 Darren Criss
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States) 

He can sing.  He can dance.  He can act.  And he’s half-Filipino!  Need I say more?

#8 Max Irons
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United Kingdom) 

Well, if you can have someone like Max beside you all day long, then by all means…  let there be werewolves!!!  (If you didn’t get what I just said right there, then I guess you still haven’t watched Red Riding Hood starring Amanda Seyfried). 🙂

#7 Pierre Boulanger
(Faraway Land of Origin: France)  

Aha!  A consistent “name” in this blog of mine.  Ever since I’ve watched Monte Carlo, this French hottie never failed to make me say ooh la la everytime I get a chance to see him — online or on-screen, of course!

#6 Logan Lerman
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)  

Whether he’s a demigod or a musketeer, one thing’s for sure: Logan is ONE. FINE. LerMAN! 😉

#5 Shia Labeouf
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)  

I don’t care if he started as an awkward teenager in Even Stevens (but just so you know, I still found him cute even then!)  But what matters most is the “transformation” Transformers has given him!  So Optimus Prime and company, we owe you a lot!  Hahaha!

#4 Reed Jobs
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)  

I’m a little biased here!  Heehee.  Anyway, I’ve been head over heels for the “Prince of APPLE” for quite some time now that he actually deserves a separate blog entry altogether!  Having said that…  very well, one blog entry coming up! 😀

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this:

“When it comes to brains, this ‘apple’ clearly did not fall far from the tree!”

#3 Chris Evans
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)  

He’s Captain freakin’ America!!!  I don’t know about you, but this guy had me at the very start!  So let’s go, Cap!

#2 Zac Efron
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)  

When a guy can still manage to look H-O-T even with his clothes on, well, you can’t really argue with that anymore!  It’s a DONE DEAL, people!  Period.

…and of course, THE HOTTEST of ’em all:

 #1 Hugh Jackman
(Faraway Land of Origin: Australia)  

Let’s see…  He’s one heck of a great actor (he’s my most favorite, by the way!)  Oh, he can sing too — but when he’s not singing, you can hear his very sexy Australian accent.  Aside from that, he’s a very loving husband and father to his wife and children.  Add those awesome abs to this mix = and you get one Hugh Jackman!  One of a kind, indeed.

How about you?  Who are your hotties from faraway lands?
Sound off in the comments section below!

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Of Caffeine Fixes and *Fangirl-ing Moments*

Last Monday, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed…  well, the right kind of wrong — I think!  Why?  Because while I was on my way to get my caffeine fix for the day, I was suddenly interrupted by two angels straight from Brazil and Japan respectively!!!  Hahaha!

Okay, fine.  I’m talking about Brapanese actors-slash-models Akihiro Sato and Fabio Ide. *squeal*

AKO NA… ako na ang na-sandwich sa gitna ng dalawang Brazilian-Japanese models! Hahaha!

Don’t get me wrong.  I don’t really get starstruck that much (except if you’re Kate Middleton!)  Simply put that way back in college, my school was a “breeding ground” for celebrities (teka, kasama ba’ko sa mga yunSYEMPRE HINDI!  Hahaha!)  Anyway, I’m already used to seeing them because they were everywhere: classrooms, the cafeteria, hallways, libraries, parking lots, even restrooms!  Besides, tao rin lang naman sila TULAD KO at TULAD MO!  So what’s the BIG DEAL, right?

Yeah, I thought so too.

On that fateful Monday, I realized that there is a “deal” in fangirl-ing.  It may not be “big,” but it’s still a DEAL nonetheless. 😉

The deal is that fangirl-ing is FUN.  Yes, I repeat: F-U-N.

FUNgirl-ing.  Pwedeee!

Why “fun”?  Simply because I was with my friends…  and when you’re with your friends, you know that ANYTHING can happen!  And when I say “anything,” kalokohan is included!  Kalokohan. that. spells. FUN! 🙂

Alam niyo na  yung mga pa-simpleng sulyap  tapos ‘pag ready ka nang magpa-picture, aatras bigla.  Pagka-atras, biglang tawanan!  At hindi lang basta-basta tawananMALAKAS NA MALAKAS NA TAWANAN!  Oh diba, other than LAUGHTER, what else can you use to measure FUN best?!  WAHAHAHAHA!

Pagbigyan niyo na kami  kasi naman, bibili ka nga lang sana ng kape, bigla nalang may sasalubong sa’yong Akihiro at Fabio!  At higit sa lahat, nalibre pa yung kape mo!  Whew.  Oh well papel.  That’s one of the perks of working in the country’s “business district” AND in one of the business district’s awesome-est buildings! CHOS 😛

But anyway, let’s go back to fangirl-ing. 😉  I swear if I hadn’t been with my friends, I WOULDN’T have given in to my inner fangirl-self…

…but I swear if I hadn’t given in to my inner fangirl-self, I would’ve REGRETTED it too — BIG TIME!  Miss the opportunity to pose beside two freakin’ hawt guyysss?  No way, man!  Kaya friendsss, THAAANKS!  Fangirl-ing wouldn’t be complete without you!

That’s right.  FUNgirl-ing won’t be the same without thy FRIENDS. 😀

After all, encounters like this can make you truly think that there are “MANY FISH” in the sea…

Akihiro OR Fabio? ♥♥♥

…so don’t go sulking over one “fish” — real or not!  Wahahahaha!

Lastly, being a fangirl isn’t limited to being a fan of “guys!”  It can just simply mean that you’re A FAN.  Period. 😛

Let me share with you my other “fangirl” moments:

with Robi Domingo

with Josef Elizalde

with celebrity sisters, Megan and Lauren Young

Just a friendly reminder though:

It’s okay to give in to your fangirl-selves every once in awhile…  but sooner or later, be sure to SNAP OUT OF IT!  Besides, just like anything else (yes, caffeine included), “too much” is bad.

Yes people, too much fangirl-ing is dangerous to your health!!!  So best to do it moderately. 😉

But you can make an EXCEPTION from time to time, too! Heehee.

And since we’re already on the topic of being a fangirl, I’m encouraging YOU all to grab a copy of the newest book of Candy Magazine‘s Assistant Lifestyle Editor, Marla Miniano:

with Ms. Marla

Fangirl is available wherever Candy Magazine is sold.

Fangirl is Ms. Marla‘s FIFTH NOVEL.  Amazing, isn’t she? 🙂  Anyway, I’m already done reading it and I give it a rating of: ♥♥♥♥♥

So grab a copy now and sympathize with Summer (the protagonist) as she experiences the wonderful world of FUNgirl-ing!

The end. 😉