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What does not kill me, makes me stronger

I had a rough day at the office today
Someone really wants me dead

This is already too much. I come to realise that there is no such thing as being "half-assed" about things.
I really have to make a decision.

I know what that is–but I am just too much of a chicken out to find it out.

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LOL commercial

As I was trawling the Net for various J-Pop news and whatnots, I came across this really funny CM from the website worldofjapanesecms
And I was laughing my brains out watching it though I really cannot get what these funny creatures had to do with the product.

See it and die laughing…!

RIP SK ex-pres Roh Moo Hyun

Just a short note paying my respects to South Koream former leader Roh Moo Hyun, who passed away yesterday, due to apparent suicide.
President Roh was a humanitarian lawyer, who prided himself of clean governance when he was still the President of South Korea. Shortly, after his term, he was named in a corruption scandal which tarnished his image as a clean politician.

Ex-President Roh jumped to his death. He was 62.

As a person who respects the culture and people of South Korea, my condolences.

I like 2NE1!

Yeah, yeah…we all know Sandara wasn’t exactly cool when she was here
In fact, with all the things Channel 2 made her do when she was here–you’d think the poor kid had no choice but to be one of those pretty talking, dancing, moving card board cut-outs we all see on TV,

So, when Kim Chui was discovered and her career tanked– Sandy went back to her native South Korea to try her luck there. She was signed to YG Entertainment where she underwent trainings and was grouped along with other hopefuls.

This year, she–along with CL, Minzy and Park Bom –debuted as 2NE1 (twenty one), and with the help of YG royalties Big Bang their debut single "Fire" is now garnering waves, hates and raves via the internet.

Am feeling 2NE1–compared to other SK girl groups–they had this edge when everyone seemed to be all cutesy and pure and naive and pink and fluffy bunnies.

Some 2NE1 videos:


Fire (Street Version)


Fire (Space Version)

Lollipop (with Big Bang)

The Making of Fire MV

Fan-boying

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan-girl extraordinaire.
I’ve fan-girled for so many groups since my high school days, I’d probably earned a medal or something. I’ve been through New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, Boyzone, F4, Incubus and now J-Pop group ARASHI–my poor boyfriend (now hubby) probably went through a succession of hate for the current objects of my affection.

That is why it’s really funny to come across boys going crazy for their favorite girl group.
Here are some videos of crazy boys fan-boying to their favorite girl groups

Fan-boying to Girl’s Generation

Korean boys dancing to Wonder Girls’ Tell Me

Balik-bayad!

This is about a restaurant in MOA serving beef roasts and sandwiches and steaks, etc. 
In relation to my earlier post — hubby and I were looking for a place where we can eat–minus the maddening MOA crowd and wandered into this area.
And we’ve never heard of the resto ever, we had to rely on the posters displaying the food.
Wow — sarap-looking!

So hubby ordered liempo roast while I was swayed by the happy, tasty looking picture of a roast chicken sandwich complete with fries and iced tea and really tasty looking chicken.

…we anticipated the food with glee, and then…

it was the worst, saddest-looking liempo whatever and roast chicken sandwich we’ve ever seen!

first, the liempo roast: the veggies were soggy, the liempo made of thick slices of fat. then, the sandwich: obviously, the bread is not gardenia, it is not grilled unlike in the pic, the cheese slice doesn’t have any taste at all, the chicken roast looks like it’s been reheated fifteen times over. The fries? It’s so well-done that all you taste is oil when you bite at it. what’s worse–it looks like the standard looking fries you buy at Divisoria then re-sold for five pesos per order.

the drinks (iced tea) were bland and tasteless.

I could almost picture Gordon Ramsay sailing through the doors and literally going through the menu, ala Kitchen Confidential– "You call this fries? This is rubbish!" Hahaha!

We were so teed off with this resto that we vowed never to ever eat here again. The quality of the food explains the absence of a crowd.

Job-Hunting Post #1: Job Fair

Don’t get me wrong…I’m currently employed.
But with my health conditions taking a nose dive 3 years into my current job–it’s time to reassess where I stand
So, today — I joined the Tourism Dept.’s "Trabaho sa Turismo" Job Fair…it was good — obviously, madaming kailangan ng trabaho!

It’s going back to basics–sometimes I tell myself I’m too old for this, and with my current position now — "should I go this way again?"

This gets uber validation when 30 minutes into the fair, I wandered into an open booth with no personnel manning it (probably out for lunch)
Me, along with 2 girls were signing the sheet when the HR people arrived (from the look of things either fresh grads or entry levels)
When they saw the people lining up and signing even without them…
…they snickered.

Yep, snickered in front of people applying for a job. Here goes the conversation

Girl 1: Kaya naman pala ng nga ‘to na mag-appky kahit wala tayo
Guy: Hah, eh di sila na lang ang mag-apply, huwag na tayo tumao
Girl 2: Paggupitin na rin natin sila ng application sheet tutal kaya naman nila
Guy: Or better yet, interviewhin na din nila ang sarili nila "sorry, i did not pass…! try again! hahaha

…and they laughed and laughed, with me in front of them

I wanted to tell them…what gives you the right to treat applicants this way? magkano ba kinikita nyo?
but i AM still an applicant…so i shut the hell up and left

till now, i am still beating myself over this. is it right to keep my mouth shut?