A bookworm?


I think everyone will agree that the web is the perfect place for reading cool short stories..

Anyway, I know you'll stumble upon many short stories on your own.. but I suggest this for you to read.. That is if you haven't read this one before..

One of my faves btw.. I just posted the introduction.

The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

TRUE!-NERVOUS--very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am! but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses--not destroyed--not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily--how calmly I can tell you the whole story.

It is impossible to tell how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this! One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture--a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees--very gradually--I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.


Back to my childhood...

Well, let's just waste a minute of your precious time and let me introduce to you my 3 fave barbies when I was young...

Actually, I agree with you.. The rightmost one isn't a barbie anymore..

It looked more like a monster, right? ;p



Oh! I just love reading them...

A promise must never be broken. -Alexander Hamilton

Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble. -Sidney J. Harris

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. -Ernest Hemingway

Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything. -Mary Hemingway

Drink not the third glass -- which thou can'st not tame once it is within thee. -George Herbert

You must lose a fly to catch a trout. -George Herbert

Don't ever slam the door; you might want to go back. -Don Herold

Whoever would lie usefully should lie seldom. -Lord Hervey

We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe. -Oliver Wendel Holmes, Jr.

Speak clearley, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. -Oliver Wendel Holmes, Jr.

Seize the day, put little trust in the future. -Horace

Never get married in the morning, 'cause you may never know who you'll meet that night. -Paul Hornung

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. -Edgar Watson Howe

When a man tells you what people are saying about you, tell him what people are saying about him; that will immediately take his mind off your troubles. -Edgar Watson Howe

A good scare is worth more to a man than dood advice. -Edgar Watson Howe

If you want to know how old a woman is, ask her sister-in law. -Edgar Watson Howe

If you want work well done, select a busy man -- the other kind has no time. -Elbert Hubbard

Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive. -Elbert Hubbard

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you. -Elbert Hubbard

If you can't answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names. -Elbert Hubbard

To escape criticism -- do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. -Elbert Hubbard

When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes. -Victor Hugo

If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother. -Victor Hugo

If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating. -Leigh Hunt


My Graham Mango Float tasted delicious. Period.

I came across at an article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Sa title pa lang, na-attract na iyong attention ko. It was A graduation gift by Mabelle Biong Dajao, a twenty year-old contributor from Cebu City. Actually, hindi pala siya article. It is her letter to a certain Butoi. If I am not mistaken, kapatid niya na mag-ha-highschool pa lang.

But it was too lengthy. Kaya iyong favorite part ko na lang ang ishe-share ko sa inyo. Here it goes:

I am going to spill some secrets, mostly lessons that are not taught in class. But do not let your learning stop here because even if you memorize all these, there are still more lessons that you will learn on your own.

The hardest lesson I have learned is that friends are earned. They do not just present themselves to you as you wish. But you have to be a friend first before you can find one. They are living testimonies of your worth as a person, so choose your friends wisely.

Choose but do not discriminate. Do not judge people according to the capacity of their brains or the thickness of their wallets or the extent of their popularity. Big brains do not necessarily go with big hearts. People with fat wallets usually have fat egos. Popularity does not guarantee a good character. Look into their hearts and the way they live their lives and how they accept you for being you.

Do not impose yourself to people who clearly do not want to be with you. Some people will hate you no matter how good you are to them. Steer clear of these monsters; they will feed on your self-esteem. You are under no obligation to prolong the existence of such hideous creatures.

People hate and love you for no apparent reason. But try to be lovable anyway. You have nothing to lose in being good.

Oh. How nice. Butoi is very lucky to have a sister like Mabelle. Next time, isusulat ko pa iyong mga kasunod. But if ever, you have a copy of June 9, 2005 na Philippine Daily Inquirer, hanapin niyo lang iyon sa Opinion. I am sure you will like it.

Which is which?

Just guess. Which is mine? Nokia 6600 or Nokia 7610?

Want a clue? Aight. I will give one. Vision becomes reality. Hmmm.. What cellphone ad was that again?

My first week as a college student is pleasant. Let me tell you why.

TUESDAY. Since, monday (June 13) was considered a holiday, the next day became my first day funk. My mom accompanied me hanggang sa loob ng campus. Honestly, I am quite embarrassed because I noticed na ako lang ang sinamahan ng parents papunta doon. Not that ikinahihiya ko ang mom ko. Basta hindi ko mai-explain. And I know napagdaanan niyo rin iyon.

I was lucky that I know someone in my section. And that is Nini. For my elem classmates, you would surely remember Christie Ann Perion. Siya iyon. I met her just before entering our first P.E. class for that day.

WEDNESDAY. I got my first grade as a college student during a group work in Chem Lab. The instruction was to name at least five or more lab equipments and give their definition in a minute. Naka-anim si Dia, ang nabunot sa amin to represent the group. 85% ang grade namin. Not bad for starters like us.

During our lunch break sa Blue Wave, nakisabay sa amin si Nikko, a new friend.

THURSDAY. Our Logic professor was amazing. He has a sense of humor that makes us understand the topic more. He could even make the whole class laugh at loud. Cool!

FRIDAY. I am not quite familiar with the topics being laid down to us by our Theology professor. That is why I promised to read the Bible na. Especially now that meron kaming assignment and that is to read Genesis 1-5. Baka may short quiz rin kami siguro doon.

We had our merienda nga pala sa aming canteen, ang Blue Wave. Kung dati, dalawa lang kami ni Nini.. Now, we are four na. Ako, si Nikko, si Nini and si Robert. My seatmate in our Logic class.


Back to cellular phones, if you're guess was this.. then you are absolutely right.

Lol. You're just so damn correct. That's all. In fact, that cellphone is my new baby right now. Nokia 7610 is my father's. Gusto ko ngang arborin kaso ayaw. Hehehe..

Oops. I almost forgot to tell you. I made Grahams Mango Float (though, the mango is not on top of my finished product) the other day.

These are the ingredients (below left):

And the finished product of yours truly (below right):

I know, I know. It may not look pleasing (my dad even said *parang mga uod naman iyan* when he saw the image on my digicam) and no offense sa sarili ko, even I myself thought that it was definitely so unlike the desserts being served on some posh restos. Fortunately, baliktad naman iyong look niya sa lasa niya. Masarap naman. Medyo matamis, pero at least hindi pa naman siguro magiging cause iyon ng diabetes.

Next time na gagawa uli ako, I will try to make it look good na rin. Para at least, sa appearance pa lang.. sobrang gaganahan na silang kumain ng only dessert na alam kong gawin. *winks*