Monday, May 30, 2011

tidbit: Law: True Love vs Puppy Love

My good friend, Khal of mykhaleidoscopeworld posted this on her FB account and as I read it a light bulb went on my head that i could no longer resist it. I asked to make use of this for this post.

I, too, want to become a lawyer. I could not pinpoint when or how it happened. Was it the hype when most of my batch mates enrolled in law school? All I know is that I'm pulled towards becoming a lawyer.

About five years ago, I wrote this piece for my Legal Research assignment. Our teacher asked us to write a piece about why we wanted to become a lawyer. She was a UP Diliman BS Communications graduate and a Bedan lawyer so I tried to impress her with this case-digest format. [Notice the language and style, this piece represents how a 23-year old hopes to become a lawyer.]

Law: True Love vs. Puppy-Love

G.R. No. L-12345, August 11, 2006


This is an appeal filed at the Legal Research Court last August 4, 2006.

Like many Filipinos today, I also dream of marrying “Law”. The idea of having “him” for the rest of my life is heavenly! “Law” can make me rich, famous and successful. Where ever I go, “he” will always guide me to the right and legal path.

In order to be chosen as Mrs.Law-yer, I have to pass this BAR test. But before that, I have to know “Law” intimately like meeting his family, not to mention living with them at Law-School Mansion for four years, unless I will extend for more years. During the first-half of my first year, one of the essential requirements is to please “his” notorious relatives like Mr. Constitutional, Mrs. Criminal, Mrs. Civil, Aunt LegRes, cousin StatCon, Dr. Legal Prof and Father SemOne.

Almost three months have passed since I started my Law-School Mansion challenge, and so far, it is like the sweetest self-torture! The hostility of “Law’s” relatives is almost unbearable. I feel like being sentenced with death penalty whenever I am called to recite “their” family prayer exclusively found in special books called “Holy Codal.” I have been experiencing psychosomatic illnesses like fever, chills, stomach ache, migraine and mild insomnia. My lifestyle is also tortured. I do not get to watch TV, nor listen to music. Oftentimes I ask myself, is this just a test or already a punishment? I have been isolated from the colorful world of reality. All I am seeing now are black, white and gray-scale.


Now, I am faced with the boldest issues of my life. Is “Law” my true love or puppy-love? Can I still endure the tortures? If yes, are they worth enduring? How far can I go to be wedded with “Law?” Am I destined to be with “him?”


“He” is my first love since I was eight. I do not want to lose “him” too easily. Perhaps I need to apply the doctrine of “first love never dies.” As to whether “Law” is my true love or puppy-love, time will tell. To apply the ruling of the landmark case of Phantom of the Opera that true love demands sacrifice, risks everything and endures pain, the better solution for now is to assume that it is true love.

WHEREFORE, appeal is granted. All costs are against my parents, to be deducted from their community property, since I am still unemployed.

So, what about you. How do you see law? Personally, as of this writing, I am undecided. I am, however, very sure, Law is my number one suitor.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Day 30: Your favorite song at this time last year

I'm not sure if its exactly the same time of last year, but all I know is that I've been hooked on Taio Cruz' Dynamite and my chosen song entry:

I can't believe it! I'm done with my 30-day song challenge. Even though I got some days not being able to post an entry, this challenge made me reminisce some good old moments. For those who followed my post and commented on my picks, THANK YOU!!!

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 29: A song from your childhood

Disney has always been a part of my childhood and for today's entry I want to share my favorite disney song :)

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Day 27: A song that you wish you could play

If I've been blessed with a skill to play any kind of instrument then these two personal faves are definitely on the top of my list of songs that i wish I could play.


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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

tidbit: Date A Girl Who Blogs

Date A Girl Who Blogs by Jayvee Fernandez

Date a girl who blogs. Date a girl who finds solace in sharing her most private letters to the noises of the world. She has a rhythm to the writing, as the sounds — the tap-tap-tapping — are touched with every bit of emotion she can muster. She’s writing, ignoring the 9% battery warning as she tries to add a little more perspective to your world.

Date a girl who blogs. Find her that new restaurant and wait for her, patiently, as she skims through the menu, to cherish the Serifs and italics of the posh, and the Arials and doodles of the diner. Watch her order, and question the waiter, and then the head chef to hear a story you’ve never cared to hear before. You will learn. Watch her envelop her tongue at the morsel awaiting judgement, then chew, her face barely betraying a smile as she takes down notes on a torn paper napkin. She forgot her notebook. Buy her one. And seal it with the URL of your new blog.

Today she’s doing more than just writing. She’s moving the widgets, repositioning the ads and maybe doing a bit of SEO. Help her. Buy her a new domain — buy it for 3 years with a promo code — and then maybe configure a forwarding email address, because you know deep down that self-hosted email servers are a thing of the past.

Share her posts on Facebook. Like them. Create a hashtag for your affection to her and let her come to this knowledge through the Internet, but follow through in real life. Your story deserves to be written down.

Suggest her for #FollowFriday.

Go out on dates. Let her heart open up to you and digest these memories into a single post which will be remembered in the archives of our search engines. Kiss. Change your relationship status. Kiss some more. Add her friends. You now have more mutual friends. Tag your photos together. Add her on Farmville. Harvest her farm. Poke her.

You are no longer forever alone.

Marry a girl who blogs. Propose to her by making a website with animated gifs and MIDI background music; she will show you the secret journal she’s been writing for years for you, and you alone. You will find that it comes with no ads, no links, no page rank. Only her trust rank. You will be overjoyed to read the fondness she has had of you, and realize that this, and this alone is the memory she chose to keep from her readers.

Have kids with a girl who blogs. Let her post photos and status updates about your children. Share them with your friends. You will see that she has saved everything onto a USB drive and printed the most fond ones for a real family album because the grandparents are not on the Internet.

Date a girl who blogs because she will find interestingness in the most uninteresting of things. You deserve to be interesting and that this life you live, though monotonous in its day to day is the perfect testament to why she loves you.

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tidbit: Date A Girl Who Reads

Date A Girl Who Reads by Rosemarie Urquico

(In Response to Charles Warnke’s You Should Date An Illiterate Girl.)

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilightseries.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

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Day 26: A song that you can play on an instrument

I do not know how to play any kind of instrument. We were taught how to way back in high school and I actually asked my parents to buy me a guitar. My mom was very supportive, maybe because she knows how to play *although I haven't seen her do it. And so they did buy but I was not able to maximized using it. haha. I remember buying "song hits" to follow the chords. I know basic chords but my fingers just couldn't take those with grips... hehehe..

With D-A-G-A chords, I practiced with this song, but really sucked with the strumming! Argh!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 25: A song that makes you laugh

When it comes to fun songs, I like the songs of Yoyoy Villame. Maybe his voice alone can make me laugh. hahaha!

This song has been criticized because it contains wrong facts on some historical figures, but I feel that this is simply for leisure. For crying out loud, one should learn history from the books (and mind you, some books contain errors t00).

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 24: A song that you want to play at your funeral

Okay, death is inevitable, and when I die, I want this songs to be played....

This song reminds me of the love ones that went ahead and when I do pass on, I want to be remembered the same way...

I also like this song, I don't know how they'll incorporate it during my funeral though...

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Day 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding

I wasn't able to blog for quite sometime, not because I don't want to, but because I couldn't. My internet provider disappoint me most then blogger had a scheduled maintenance! boo!

Weddings! weddings! weddings! I always thought about mine but it seems it won't happen anytime soon. I am glad of some friends who tied the knot, like my friend and fellow blogger, BabyPink. I was glad to witness her big day. This is her story.

From time to time, when I think about my big day, some details gets changed. But when it comes to music, I want it to be meaningful, so no wonder, no matter how boring it might be to you, I would most turn to country songs.

1. Guy Sebastian - Angels brought me here
2. Rascal Flatts - Waiting all my life
3. Bryan White - God gave me you (Arbing's wedding day song)
4. Rascal Flatts - The man in love with you
5. Tim McGraw - My best friend

However, as of the moment, my choice would be:

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Celebrate! 100th post

I'm celebrating!!! Its my

Wheee! Hooray! Who would have ever thought that since I started with this blog last July 2010, in less than a year, I'll reach my 100 blog post! It's an achievement!!! I've made and deleted a number of blogs and I hope this one stays. Thanks goes to my blogger friends, for inspiring me to keep on writing, to join challenges and to continue expanding my blog network.

To my fellow bloggers (kindly refer to their blog links on the sidebar) thank you for sparing your time reading my post, a way of getting to know me better. I may not be an exceptional writer/blogger but I do try to improve my craft. Bear with me, I am still undergoing construction. I wish to embark on some projects and I pray you will accompany me in my journey and be a part of this hive's growth.

I turn a year older today. lol. Thank you, Lord for continuing to bless me as you have for the past 2*toot* years... hahaha.. not that I am ashamed of my age but for the purpose of mystery for those who don't know me personally. I may look more than my year or maybe younger. You guess... lol.

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Day 21: A song that you listen to when you’re happy

I love the upbeat tune, this is to celebrate happiness!!!

"I'm walking on Sunshine!"

'nuff said.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day 2011

As Pinoys celebrate mother's day on the 2nd Sunday of May, I would like to give tribute to all Mothers!!! I admire the strength, the wisdom, the care, the patience and the love you bestow upon your kids and husband.

In Memory of my mom, its been ten years since I last celebrated Mother's Day with you. This song reminds me of you.

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GT: Unforgettable Summer

This week's topic of GirlsTalk is about the Unforgettable Summer!

Summer is ❤!!! It brings a lot of good ol' memories and not to mention that my birthday falls on Summer! haha!

To date, my unforgettable summer was back in 1995. It was my first summer out of the island of Mindanao. My Mom, younger brother and I went to Jaro, Leyte. We stayed at a convent where my mom's bestfriend was assigned. I was able to see San Juanico Bridge, The McArthur Park and the Ancestral home of Imelda Marcos. Then, on my birthday, my Dad arrived. It was memorable since it was the summer that we were last together as a complete family. Little did I know that by November of that same year, my mom will surrender her fight with the dreaded Big C.

*will prolly post pictures once I get to scan 'em.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 20: A song that you listen to when you’re angry

Today's enrty is interesting. Interesting since it deals with anger. I have the tendency to be moody *blame it on my taurean nature* but I have to say patience is one of my strengths. I don't get angry easily. I usually just cry my heart out after I let some steam off.

I initially decided to post Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise but then I opted to one of my favorites. It has this catchy tune and because of that my anger usually depletes or dissolves into thin air. hahah... *a chemistry factor*

This pick, in a way reminds me that it does no good to be angry.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 19: A song from your favorite album

This entry is tough! I can't decide which song to post so, I'm gonna post two. Let's just put it this way: A TIE!!! lol.

I'm a BIG Gin Blossoms fan, and my fave album is Congratulations. I'm Sorry. I got my money's worth when I bought their cassette tape waayyyy back in the 90s. lol. Gotta love listening to Competition Smile, Till I here it from you, As long as it matters and my ultimate fave : Follow you Down.

Next, Blessid Union of Souls is a love!!! lol. The album, Walking of the buzz is another best buy. I listen to their songs:That's The Girl I've Been Telling You About, Hey Leonardo, Rest of my Life, If she couldn't sleep and Standing At The Edge Of The Earth. Totally awesome!!!

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 18: A song that you wish you heard on the radio

I am so hooked on this tv series. I like the theme song as well,not sure if it became a hit in australia but i didn't hear this song on philippine radio and i wish i did. hehehe

" the world's my oyster, I'm the pearl"

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 17: A song that you hear often on the radio

As of this writing, i really really love this song.

For someone who's praying to have someone special in life, maybe, just maybe I will get to meet him and he'll say:
"I'm telling the world
That I've found a girl
The one I can live for"

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 16: A song that you used to love but now hate

I totally dig this song before, the sadness in its tune, the closure it portrays. However, along the way, i got tired of it. It irks me.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 15: A song that describes you

I have this liking for country songs. I am deeply touched by the strong words placed in its lyrics.

I pretty much lived life independently and though times has been hard, it worked out well...

As much as I want to solely take credit for this song as my current love, I am also dedicating this to every women out there, who have had trying times but still thanks God for everything.

"Working a job that don't pay much
but she thanks God it's enough
There she is
on her own two feet"

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 14: A song that no one would expect you to love

I have no doubt that for this entry, I am to have a big confession. Hahaha. I love Original Pinoy Music (OPM). Although there are great artist such as The APO, there are new blossoming artists too. However, one artist that stood the test of time is Asin. I dig they're pop folk kind of tune.

I love this song!!!

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