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Aug. 1st, 2009

Soooo.. is LJ over now?

 It just occured to me, um nobody (save 1 or 2 in my friends list) update LJ regularly anymore

Me included

Awww.. LJ's over now isn't it?

We've all moved on to facebook and twitter and whatnot, and they'll soon be going from A-list to C-list like Myspace or Friendster

That's life and we're all guilty of it but I have very very fond memories of when this was THE hotspot, to get everything off your chest (and in my own personal story meet the love of my life and marry him)

I've met some wonderful people here, granted most are Filipino (the English don't really vent via the written word they just tend to moan a lot)

Most of whom I'm still very much in touch with either internetedly or otherwise.  I've thoroughly enjoyed reading all your posts, Pinoys tend to command the English language in such a way that they can make every word shine brighter, mainly due to using correct grammar (we NEVER got taught grammar in school.. I never thought it was uncommon 'til people with English as a second language seemed to write better)  Not slamming my fellow Brits.. we have some great writers, I'm not one of them.. I mean I write as I speak but thats the point of a journal, people told me they imagine me speaking what I say cos its exactly how I would, so its less like reading.. I take it as a compliment.

So this isnt goodbye LJ, I will still update the odd time, you're still on my bookmarks, don't fret.

But yeah, no one was saying it so with a heavy heart...


Miss ya xoxo


Feb. 24th, 2009

Album Maker


1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album. (make sure you hit the new random quotations button at the bottom)

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together (http://www.picnik.com/) works well, online.

5 - Post it with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in.

Feb. 10th, 2009

Purge Thy Soul

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Aug. 23rd, 2007

8 Random Things about Me

 I'm not sure whether to put normal things in the list cos I'm too random.  Ah well.

1.  I pee in sinks.  Seriously if I've been to your house, I have definitely peed in your sink, some kind of urinal thing I developed about 7 yrs ago, but fear not I always rinse and never do a doody.

2.  I used to be quiet, I really did, it was between years 2 and 3 of primary school (ages 10-11) I realised I was funny and quirky, and I became comfortable in myself knowing that - that was my thing - the random guy.

3.  I lie compulsively about little insignificant things in order to build my life up to be a little bit more glam than what it really is.  i.e I can speak fluent spanish - no I cant, my spanish is B-grade at best but still, with my dad half spanish I felt I SHOULD be able to, so I stuck to it.

4.  I still even now imagine I have super powers - subtle things like flicking my finger and making a quiet woosh noise and in my mind I've actually made a car explode.

5.  I am a bit of a precog, I have a horrible habit of saying things on a whim only for them to happen several days/hours later.  I remember when I didnt want to go out with my friend, so I made up a lie that my dad was in hospital because he hurt his hand.  2 weeks later, dad DID have an accident, and lost 2 fingers and half a thumb, he spent 7 months in a hospital bed .. and yeah I still kinda feel like I'm to blame.

6.  Me and dwyn play several games together, ones relationship isnt fulfilled unless you play "Don't tickle the dead", "Its MY noo-noo" and the infamous "Come under the covers, I'm cold."

7.  I have a humongous Tina Turner obsession that is the worst kept secret.  4 yrs ago every single toast I've made since then has always been first and foremost, to Tina. 

8.  I did have an alter ego.  Back in the day me and my mates would dress up in drag and become "SlutStarS" consisting of Miffy, Brenda and myself (Rhonda), this was back when I was "straight" and my only gay outlet, weirdly enough those who knew Rhonda were shocked to hear I was Gay.  Since I came Out Rhonda's only seen the light of day like 2wice on super special occasions, I figure once I came out I didnt need her anymopre so I tell people she's in a diabetic coma until I get my own show.  Out of Rhonda came several spin off characters : Ricki the rock chick, Milandra the dungeon mistress, Cherry (as in "pop the") the 80's good girl (based on Kylie minogue and Olivia newton john), Janessa - the 80's bad girl (based on Madonna and Cher).  Maybe one day you can meet them

Aug. 21st, 2007

Good Times Bad Times

Moved into our flat sunday - Good Times

Had to trek 5 car trips and then unpack - Bad Times

Love the place and its situation - Good Times

Have a bastard cold/cough - Bad Times

Get an easier bus route - Good Times

Working 1-9pm - Bad Times

Finally have a house with the hubby - Priceless!

There are some things that fuck us about, for everything else there's Mastercard, failing that a flaming homosexual husband isn't a far cry away


Jun. 3rd, 2007


Ok.  ATTENTION, all those who have large knowledge of 80's music, and or who are Filipino.


So, I was watching Philippine Idol (I know its old old new now) and noticed the played a song for the womens semi finals and the final 12 (usually the results show) where they sang a sort-orf 80's rock song titled quote, unquote "Larger Than Life"

Here, have a tube.

I loved the song (plus the complete cheese that came with it i.e dance stances and subtle bitch vocal competitiveness) but the song has practically fallen off the face of the earth.

I cannot find it anywhere, nobody in youtube knows who sings it, the lyrics wont show up on search engines, and the official website havent even named the song : 

the girls sang a lively and engaging production number to the tune of “Tonight... tonight’s gonna be like no other night...”

Both me and Aldwyn have been struck down by musical deities refusing to share info, and I've always found the song eventully but this one rocks my world its as if it doesnt exist except on this show, I wondered if maybe it was sang by a pinoy group hence nobody knowing it over here.. but it was used at least twice on the show so it must be a memorable song right?

OMG this so sonds like a missing person ad - please help us find song, answers to the name of Larger than life,  description - hari metal synth type song very catchy and camp lyrics.

Anyone have a clue?

Jan. 30th, 2007

What an anti climax :(

    Yes Yes I know I was having my hair short and brown only .. I didnt.

Well its certainly much shorter but my fab Norwegian Stylist Celia did nothing but praise how beautiful my hair was, how well layered it was and how all the blondes give a great effect, she told me short hair isnt for me, and this look suits me the best (as I was told numerous times by other stylists) she seemed really REALLY good at making me feel fab and that everything I've done with my hair so far was the right thing to do, after explaining my skin is too fair for a dark colour I decided to stay blonde.. I finally feel convinced I am and will always be a blondie!

So.. I havent had any proper pics taken since November and my hair was past shoulder length, so you guys probably wont notice the difference like I do, but here y'are piccies!!!

Draco Malfoy eat your heart out! Lol!

And for those of you who notice .. yes I took photos in the bog! I am class without a doubt.

Wha-cha fink?

Jan. 11th, 2007

My Parents and THEIR money.

I'm seeing Kylie tomorro, but I've got a massive mancunian venture for it (3 hours) and I have work the next day.. the good thing is my folks have yet again decided 6 weeks is far to long to spend home in the UK and are once again off to india (Goa) for 3 weeks, then Greece for my fathers 50th in June and Mexico in September.. I hope to one day enjoy their jetsetting lifestyle without financial worries.. I mean they've paid off their mortgage so i basically have a house waiting for me god forbid my parents should bite the bullet, but It astounds me how different our worlds are.  People assume because my folks are "healthy" financially and by no means rich, that I myself am loaded.. HA!  I wish, I learned the value of money at a very early age, just as my parents did, its made me never to ask my parents for money and my parents dont particularly like it, well when it suits them.  When they offer as a treat or to buy things I cant afford (rarely such a generous offer occurs) I always decline because in some sick way I dont want my parents to have a hold on me financially, so if anything goes wrong in my life I dont owe them anything and all the responsibility lands on me, I want to be independant which as proud as they are of me, they take it bitterly at times because they want a little bit of control left over my life, and they;re not getting it hehe.  Now they;re looking for a Holiday home in Cyprus, and already planning my Mums 50th to be in Sri Lanka or Thailand as opposed to the usual Cuba, Brazil or Dominican republic.  All places I've never been to but would love to go, yet I see the photos are nothing but a holiday spent on the beach soaking up rays which you can do tons of places.. seems like a waste and ignorance of culture. 

I've never been lucky enough to go anywhere out of Europe save China once.  I envy my parents for a different life lived than mine, where you can extend the house or garden, buy a hot tub, 42" plasma TV or a sports car.  I am very lucky to be financially secure, but I am a world away from their lifestyle, I hope one day I'll share it and make better use of it, my parents deserve it as they work very hard but I know I'll use it wisely.  I remember when I first came to Bristol and stayed at Dwyns the first few times I helped out in the kitchen or washed up Papa Fernandez would say "You are not used to this?" and I wouldn't be able to comprehend as of course I'm used to housework not knowing he had staff do it when younger "Time to take the silver spoon out of your mouth eh?" he joked.  I was dumbfounded lol, he suspected I even had my own Horse and I would be some kind of "Senorito" I was a little offended but I understand the differences between class and status here than of the Phils, Dwyns folks told me if they moved to the Phils they'd be like Super Rich Status.  I shook my head hoping he'd never tell my folks that, they're uncomfortable having their own chauffeur in India let alone a house staff etc. 

My parents are grounded and careful with their money..  But jesus I get jealous sometimes hehe.  In the months to come it was reassuring to here Papa tell me "You're not at all how I thought someone like you should be" and that made me glad.  Glad that no matter how I'm percieved in UK terms I'm not even High Class.. middle if anything.  But to Papa F, I was heir to the moolah, something that made us both learn a lesson that not everything is as it seems, we learned cultural values form each other that has striven to ensure all of us keep a healthy and more importantly happy family existence.  Nowadays I'm told "Daz your turn to do the dishes, we cooked."   And Dwyn and I get to work, just like its become a normality, my shit stinks like everyone elses and thats how I prefer it.  Dwyns never seen me anything more than all I am, I think thats why I'm so lucky, just to have at least one person know who you are without false pretences or stereotypical first impressions, and for that I'm very grateful.

Dec. 2nd, 2006

You know what to do.

I'm ill, post sympathy comments and well wishes here.

If you don't, I'm likely to hunt and kill you, then kill myself and frame your closest relative for my death and yours.


Oct. 27th, 2006

No Sense Please, We're British

These are metaphors from actual GCSE essays (For non-brits they are our High School "graduation" exams we take at 16 once compulsory education ends) What I love about them is not only are they odd, but some of them are blatantly obvious and so so stupid, really mindnumbingly so but I cant help but laugh, if this is the future we are soooo screwed.

I personally love the last one, as we so often staple our tongues to the wall.. what a stupid stupid person.

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