Monday, December 31, 2007

My TOP 10 TV shows for 2007

- One of the best ensemble in recent years. The story lines are engaging and you would really care for the characters.
- This show is a breath of fresh air. Many criticized the show as being too sweet, but its "sweetness" is cutting edge, and the one factor that put this show above the rest. Plus the performances are good especially Chi McBride and Kristin Chenoweth, even the dog, DIgby, is charming.
- Lots of complaints had been thrown at LOST this year but the latter half of season 3 brought back why we loved LOST in the first place, the shocking season 3 finale will always be remembered as one the memorable season finales of all time.
-The show lost its magic during the 6th and the first half of the 7th season. there were contrived stories and some "out-of-character" moments but the last few episodes of this show brought back its former glory and reminded us the "spunk" this show had. Although, it had a "rushed" series finale it was still able to wrap up the show nicely. Definintely a show that will be missed.
- This show proved that the traditional sitcom is not dead. The characters are well played out and the chemistry between the actors is good. What's amazing about this show is how they tell the story for each episode, what show could pull off a "flashback-within-a-flashback-within-flashback" story than HIMYM?
-The show went back to some basics and I like it. Every episode is exciting, thanks to one of the best set of castaways in recent memory, even the considered "boring" castaways brought something to the show before their exit.
- I did not like who won this season but still I will not disregard the fact that this season was still an enjoyable ride. The Blondes and Charla & Mirna made this season a good watch for me. People complain how this show always win in the EMMYS but come on, this show is very difficult to produce and the producers never fail to deliver.
-An underrated new show. It all has the elements of a gripping primetime soap opera. The characters are interesting and the storyline is intriguing.
- If I base it from the latter half of season 3, this show will not make my top10 however the 4th season renewed my interest for the show.
So far the 4th season is going back to the roots of the 1st season, hopeful.y the show will sustain the momentum. I'm loving it, the addition of Dana Delany is a good move/
- This is my hit-or-miss show of the year. The latter half of the 1st season rocked! Although I felt the season 1 finale was a bit underwelming. When season 2 started, it was boring but during the last few episodes this year, the show starts to kick @ss once more. If these show have not been so inconsistent this could rank higher on my list but still despite the flaws of the show it is undeniable how captivating this show is

Friday, December 28, 2007

My "Hot 100" for 2007

Here are my top 100 songs for 2007. I'm a chart geek since 1998, I monitor and record various music charts and have a notebook where I record Yearend charts since 2000. I have a personal weekly countdown too which also started in 2000. I'm not really a music expert and my taste in music is very mainstream pop as reflected with my top 100 songs for the year. Aside from preference another basis of this list is airplay here in the Philippines; so some of the songs in the chart are not really favorites but I consider popular to some degree this year:

1. MAKES ME WONDER- Maroon Five
2. WAIT FOR YOU-Eliott Yamin
3. MAGBALIK-Calla lily
4. YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL-Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
5. UMBRELLA- Rihanna feat. Jay Z
8. WHAT TIME IS IT?-Cast of High School Musical
11. SUNDO-Imago
12. BEAUTIFUL GIRLS- Sean Kingston
13. TEENAGERS- My Chemical Romance
14. JENNY- The Click 5
15. GIRLFRIEND-Avril Lavigne
16. TULIRO- Spongecola
18. 'WAG KA NANG UMIYAK-Sugarfree
19. APOLOGIZE-Timbaland feat. One Republic
20. THNKS FR TH MMRS- Fallout Boy
21. STOLEN-Dashboard Confessional
22. GIMME MORE- Britney Spears
24. HOME- Daughtry
25. CATCH ME I'M FALLIN- Toni Gonzaga
27. PAPAYA- Groovy Chick
28. LIPS OF AN ANGEL- Hinder
29. IKAW- Sarah Geronimo
30. THE WAY I ARE- Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson
31. SALAMAT-Yeng Constantino
32. THE SWEET ESCAPE- Gwen Stefani feat. Akon
33. IT'S NOT OVER-Daughtry
34. UPSIDE DOWN- Six Cycle Mind
35. IF WE FALL IN LOVE- Yeng Constantino and RJ Jimenez
36. JUST SO YOU KNOW-Jessie McCartney
37. IT ENDS TONIGHT-All American Rejects
39. WAY BACK INTO LOVE-Hugh Grant and Halley Bennet
40. TATSULOK-Bamboo
41. SAY IT RIGHT- Nelly Furtado
42. I WANNA LOVE YOU-Akon feat. Snoop Dog
44. WHEN YOU'RE GONE-Avril Lavigne
45. FAMOUS LAST WORDS- My Chemical Romance
46. HATE THAT I LOVE YOU-Rihanna and Ne-yo
47. WHEN SHE CRIES-Restless Heart
48. DINAMAYAN-Six Cycle Mind
49. ONE LOOK-Kjwan
50. PASAN-Calla lily
52. PRINSESA- Six Cycle Mind
53. LOVETEAM-Itchyworms
54. TIME IN- Yeng Constantino
55. OVER IT-Katherine Mcphee
56. GLAMOROUS-Fergie
57. KEEP HOLDING ON-Avril Lavigne
60. NO ONE- Alicia Keys
61. ALE-The Bloomfields
63. I'LL BE ALRIGHT- Sarah Geronimo
64. PILIT-Hilera
65. MOVIE-Spongecola
66. SIGNAL FIRE- Snow Patrol
68. BACK INTO YOU-Amber Davis
69. PAG IBIG NA KAYA-Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go
71. HERO/HEROINE- Boys Like Girls
72. SO FAR AWAY-Bamboo
73. HOLD ON-Shamrock
74. TADHANA- Moonstar 88
75. YOU ARE THE MUSIC IN ME-Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron
76. DEAR KUYA-Sugarfree
77. FIRST TIME-Lifehouse
78. IKAW LAMANG-Silent Sanctuary
79. WAKE UP CALL-Maroon Five
80. FALLING AWAY-Miguel Escueta
81. WHAT I'VE DONE-Linkin Park
83. GIVE IT TO ME-Timbaland feat. Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake
85. CANDYMAN- Christina Aguilera
86. SUNBURN-Sandwich
87. WALA NANG IBA- The Bloomfields
89. COOL OFF- Yeng Constantino
90. GUILLOTINE-Urban Dub
91. HEY THERE DELILAH- Plain White T's
92. TUYO NANG DAMDAMIN- Silent Sanctuary
94. I'LL STAND BY YOU-Carrie Underwood
95. SAMSON- Regina Spector
96. AMBISYOSO- Kamikazee
97. MOVIN ON-Elliot Yamin
98. NEVER LET HER SLIP AWAY-The Bloomfields
99. SALA-Pupil
100. HEADLINES-Spicegirls

Thursday, December 27, 2007

1 vs. 100

OJT Day 13:

So I resumed OJT with Journal Group of Publications today. And I was very productive. For an hour I was the only one proofreading. My co-interns were absent and the first shift proofreaders were all on leave [the other proofreaders will come later pa]. I was alone. Na pressure ako haha. I was nervous to commit errors or miss out something. But fortunately I did fine. Well, I enjoyed it. I like being that busy.
Another first, maaga ako nakauwi, no heavy traffic!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

MMFF 2007: First Impressions

I have not watch any movie yet but I saw some Youtube clips of the trailers of the entries so here are my first impressions:

-This film is interesting. It shows the good and bad sides ng mga Pulis. I find the story intriguing and the cinematography is top notch .For me ito ang pinaka impressive sa lahat.

- I believe this movie is full of wit especially the dialogues. And I like Judy Ann Santos here, I like her more with this comedy roles than drama.

- Is this a drama or dramedy? Nevertheless Eugene Domingo delivered and Gloria Romero too, natawa ako dun sa "busog ako" and "gaga, hindi pa ako mamatay" scenes. As expected, magaling si Maricel dito at may quotable line sya yung "anong tingin mo sa akin pawnshop?", the premise is also interesting kasi sa province talaga common yung "ipapa ampon ang mga anak" sa kamag anak/kakilala.

- I think the movie is fun to watch. I like Marian Rivera here, she is hilarious lalo na dun sa line nya "may nagsusuot ba na taga Payatas nito at may pool ba sila". Ruffa's character's daughter here is adorable too.

- Sa totoo lang, maganda ang premise ng movie kaso na overshadow sa casting kay JINGGOY ESTRADA, come on, hindi pleasant panoorin si Jinggoy sa screen. Sana ibang actor na lang.Pero story wise I think this movie will deliver

- good for the kids. This is good for family viewing as always. But if you want a worthwhile movie there are better choices, but if you just want pure mindless fun, this is a must see.

- Ok naman yung cinematography pero hindi man lang ako natakot pero pwede na ito for cheap thrills. Ang cute din ng casting, to see a mix up of stars from rival networks

- Impressive ang effects but I find the premise of the story pretentious, parang ang boring eh. And well it is obviously a rip off of some Hollywood film

-Quotable line: "kalabaw ang ninakaw ,kalabaw din ang papatay" Enough said.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

When it seems the magic slipped away...
We find it all again on Christmas Day.

Believe in what your heart is saying,
Hear the melody that's playing.
There's no time to waste,
There so much to celebrate.
Believe in what you feel inside,
Give your dreams the wings to fly.
You have everything you need, if you just believe.

--- Believe
Josh Groban


Today is Christmas Eve. I feel happy. The family is complete. I have so many things to be thankful, our family went to difficult times this year but we survived it. In school, it was a challenging year for both Academics and HF matters but I survived it. I just realized that as I grew older I'm beginning to realized the true spirit of Christmas. I could not deny Christmas today is different when I was young and because of that I used to whine how I could not "feel" Christmas but two years ago I felt the Christmas magic again, something happened to me and I'm glad it paved the way for me to feel Christmas spirit once more. And it will stay.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2007

I miss the Internet

For the past two days, 11pm na ako nakakauwi galing OJT and I'm too tired to surf the net. The traffic was very heavy yesterday and last Friday, well it was understandable since Christmas is fast approaching [as of press time, 1 day, 12 hours, 36 minutes and 19 seconds to go 'til Christmas day haha].Day 11 of my OJT: I was again for the third time, solo flight. When I entered the office it was unusual since nary a person was there. 'Yun pala there was this Christmas lunch happening on the 7th floor [Journal's office is on the 6th floor] hosted by the mother company of Journal. So work actually started late becuase of that. I was "forced" by the employees to go upstairs and eat too, I refused at first because I'm shy eh and I'm not an official employee of Journal naman haha.Pero wala rin din ako nagawa kasi the EIC himself invited me to eat and I figure out that if I refuse again it would be impolite. Day 12 of OJT: Another party na naman, this time exclusively for the Journal Group of Publications Editorial team. The employees brought their children along so the office was crowded. Work was not that regular because of the festive mood. Also, on that day Christian, Giselle and I exchanged gifts [we were supposed to give gifts today, Sunday, but we moved it earlier since we will not have our OJT today]. They gave me a Polo each. Thanks guys! We left the office early yesterday and did not attend the Christmas party although we were invited.My parents were in Makati yesterday [Christmas shopping!haha] so I joined them after OJT, that's why I left Journal at 5pm [I usually leave the office 6:30 to 7:30pm].
Today, I decided to have a rest day since this week, I attended my OJT from Sunday to Saturday [except Wednesday when I went to school]. I will resume OJT on December 26.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Today is Day 10 of my OJT and after I ended my shift today I added up all my hours from the start and the total is 50 hours. 150 hours to go.

Today is quite a boring day at the office, we only proofread a few pages. But still this day was still memorable as our articles were published on today's issue of People's Journal. We wrote for the Paskong Pinoy supplement section of People's Journal. I wrote two articles one about Simbang Gabi and the other is a collaboration with Ghie about celebraring Christmas in time of crisis. I woke up early and went to our neighbor who sell newspapers and I bought two copies of People's Journal and then went to promote the issue to my friends through text (buti bumalik na Unlimited texting ng Globe haha). My heart jumped when I saw my articles. Iba ang feeling eh
A dream come true and a good start. Thanks to all my friends who bought today's issue and greeted us after reading our articles.Thanks to Mam Ann for trusting us and Sir Gus for the oppurtunity. Sana maulit muli haha!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


HF released its third issue today. For the first time, we were able to release on time. It would have been a mess it we were late since our front page has a Christmas theme and we release it next year. However, partial copies were only delivered to us today but the remaining order will be out tomorrow. Next year will be tougher. We have two broadsheets, two magazine, 1 art/photo folio,1 literary folio, and a students' election newsletter to release in a span of three months. Good luck. I hope we will not be late.

Here is the cover for the third issue of HERALDO FILIPINO:

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


OJT Day 9:

Finally, after a week, the three DLSU-D interns are complete hehe. Christian was absent the past few days. Two proofreaders were absent today. We started our shift when we helped Kuya Buddy sort out the copies of today's issue of the dailies to be given out to the office. Kuya Buddy is Journal's resident go-to guy, meaning he does a lot of errands but he is not complaining. But his workload is very heavy, hindi na sya magkanda uga uga eh. So we offered our help, at first he was too shy to accept our offer but we insisted since we are not doing anything so far since it is too early. I'm glad we were able to help him out and we plan to do it everyday we are on OJT he needs help.
Christian,Ghie and I decided to have exchange gifts since we will see each othet naman usually this Yuledtide season because of OJT. We will give our gifts on December 23, Sunday. We each had a wishlist haha. Matupad kaya? hehe
And Mam Anne showed to us the proof of the "Paskong Pinoy" special section of Journal where we saw our articles! We could not hide our excitement as evident with our smiles haha!
I'm not yet sure when it will come out though. But friends please watch that out. I wrote an article about Simbang Gabi. It is just a short feature article but still...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It's the exam week, not for us though

All our four subjects moved their exams on January 2008 so JOU41 had an early Christmas vacation. Yehey! But of course there is a downside with this since we will welcome 2008 with back to back to back exams. Oh well, it's okay since this will be our last prelim exams ever huhu. Actually I will feel sad for the latter half of the semester since this will be fast paced and we only have roughly 3 months before we graduate. So how fast will this be? Classes resume on January 8 then midterms exams is scheduled from January 30-February 5 while the finals [for graduating students] will be from February 18-23. See how short our time left?
It is a bittersweet feeling.

My Day 7 on my OJT happened on a Sunday. The Journal office had very few people there that day. Mam Vilma was surprised to see us interns having their OJT on a Sunday. Well, the feeling is a bit odd for me too since I usually spend my Sundays slouching around at home. Anyways it was still a nice day for me and when work started it already felt like a normal day.

Today is Day 8 of my OJT and for the second time I was on solo flight. But I was not bored since I had a nice conversation with Mam Vilma, she is my favorite proofreader there. I am learning a lot from her and not just OJT-related stuff but life's lessons as well since she has a colorful life.

Anyways, I discovered some things with Journal like problems they face because of the conversations of the employees there. One of the common topic I hear are money-related issues.It made me think that soon I could face this dilemmas too, could I handle it like the way they do. What I really admire from the journal people is that even if they are facing lots of problems and pressures they still find a way to laugh it off. Well maybe because, I could really see that they love what they are doing.

Oh and Mam Ann [the supplements editor who assigned us to write articles two weeks ago] told me our articles will come out this week! I am excited!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Summer in December?

The weather is HOT!
The sun shines like it is April or May.
The weather is weird, last week it was cold but why a sudden change?
Cold weather come back.


Last night I had a meaningful conversation through SMS with a high school friend. It actually started with his ranting over Globe's decision to not have Unlimited texting service anymore [he called the customer service and it is confirmed, sad news for us. Sulitext na lang starting next year.] Anyways, from there it went on to our college life, plans after graduation, his lovelife, nursing and call centers and some high school days reminiscing. It is good to see that I was able to reconnect to an old friend. Because when I started college, I lost contact with my RCCS friends. Last night reminded that I should never forget my past. What happened molded me to what I am now and will I be in the future.


Yesterday, was my grandmother's birthday. Her first birthday "up there". I miss you Mama Eyang and Happy Birthday.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fighting Temptation

Temptation to sleep that is. And Blogging is a tactic to stay awake.

I need to be awake to finish an important HF task. Well, I was absent for OJT because of this anyway, But it is okay, I could make it up naman lalo na that Christmas vacation is already looming. Of course I will use the "vacation" days for OJT. Anyway, I had my 4th day of OJT last Saturday, we had no classes since it was Dasmarinas Day so I used it for OJT. That daybwe met Mam Vilma, fresh from her leave hehe. She was not there during my first three days and I must say she is the nicest proofreader there, very accomodating and approachable. After OJT, I went window shopping to kill time as a I wait for my brother who works as a driver to finish his duty so we could go home together. There were many people but I bet there will be more if Glorietta did not experience you-know-what. I felt sad seeing the "walls" covering Glorietta 2. Remnants of a tragedy.
Last Sunday, I did not report for OJT because I decided to rest plus everybody in the house is out, so I became the house sitter. I read this book that i bought 4 weeks ago but I'm nowhere near finishing it because I did not have the time and energy the fast few weeks to finish it.
On Monday, was OJT Day 5 and I was solo flight because ghie and christian did some thesis work. In my fifth day, I've observed a pattern already in the showbiz section of the dailies, there is always a Marian Rivera article. There is also one story printed in People's Tonight that got me, 15, 000 people flocked Luneta because of a rumor that some group will hand out 100 thousand each as "aginaldo". A lolo even died with his last words as "Niloko kami". Tragic.
Yesterday, was Day 6 of OJT, early afternoon there was a tension beause there was a smoke, so we thought that there could be a fire. It turns out the floor below had some construction going on. The incident was funny because one employee remarked "Naku baka delaying tactic yan". That day was the release of the 13th month pay, go figure. Anyways, that day we were given a table for us interns, previously we sit on the tables of proofreaders who were absent or had their day off but yesterday for the first time, all of them were present so we have no space but the proofreaders were sweet and went out of their way to help us have a spot and they did it very quick. They are so nice. I made a mental note to give some token of appreciation to them when I wrap my stint with them.
That night, I chatted with some classmates and found out some sad news.
I wont expound it as of the moment.
Today, as I've said earlier I did not had my OJT becuase I love HF hehe. It was a busy day that I have to take the work home. But I am not complaining.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I feel bad

I was supposed to blog about OJT stories but I am not in the mood anymore after finding out a very bad news during a YM conference with a couple of my classmates earlier. Our classmates who did a docu thesis failed the defense. And they are back to zero. I was shocked. I know their group has some problems but I never thought they will end up facing that. They only have two options, accept their fate and take comres2 next sem or they will do another thesis, individually, with a submission on January 15. Very difficult situation. I could not imagine what they are feeling right now. As one of my classmate said, they could not feel jubilant after their defense [which was after them] because our other classmates suffered a very devastating result.
On Thursday, where we will have classes I do not know what will I say but definitely I will not say "It's okay" because I know it is not. They invested a lot for this thesis and it was all for nothing.
Lord, please guide my friends. I just hope this will not leave them a wound that will not heal.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

4 Days

Dec.4 Tuesday

2nd Day of OJT at Journal. I went early, around 1pm and when I went to the proofreaders section I was the only one there so basically I did not do anything but browse the issues of the dailies for that day and checked out the pages I've proofread. Then Christian came but Ghie was absent because of some thesis stuff. Speaking of thesis, Jasmin submitted the revised thesis, it was an easy revision since we had minimal changes which I am really glad about.
The first page that was given to us for proofreading was the showbiz section of Taliba. I was amused actually because the blind items struck me haha. Then other the pages came. Since Journal had three dailies it is unavoidable that they have repetitive stories. There was this story on Nina that appeared on all three dailies.There were idle moments when there no pages to proofread since they are still not finished so it was quite boring so we decided to eat and as we leave the building we saw Mam Anne and reminded us of our articles which is due the next day, she was nice but the way she said "Bukas ah" quite gave an impact to us since we were conscious that we could disappoint her. Actually that day I still have no idea what to write about.
Anyways when we got back to the office, it was the peak time for proofreading so we like it since we are busy again. After two of the three dailies are already complete we decided to leave early since we will write our articles pa.
But it was traffic so I was still not able to go home early nevertheless I still worked on the article and slept 1am the next day just to finish it.

Dec. 5 Wednesday

I woke up around 8am and was shocked when I saw that the laptop is not there. Well, my sister [who owns it by the way] brought it at work. I have not printed my article yet since I will reread it. Anyways, I just went to a computer shop here in our place, actually, it has been months since I last went there and I was surprised how the shop has changed. Mas sosyal na sila with all their brand new PCs and I'm glad their printing cost is cheap already, 3 php per page, they used to charge 5 php the last time I went there and 10 php when I was in Highschool.
Anyway I had my article printed there and also emailed it to Mam Anne.
In the office, Ghie was there already so we are already complete. We were busier today than yesterday so it was good. And for the 2nd time, my buena mano was Taliba's showbiz section! haha
Around 3pm Mam Anne was in the office already and we submitted our articles already and a after an hour she said a good response on my article
Also on that day, there were snacks being passed around and they also gave us! We had chips, donuts and C2. Well, it came from Journal's advertisers.
There is also an office girl there who has a "mini sari sari store" and at first we were shy to buy at first but then we got hungry and we bought snacks there. She was nice anyway.
Well we ended our third day around 7pm.
As we go home we felt stranged that we have to go to school tomorrow. We felt that we have been with Journal for a long time already.

Dec. 6 Thursday

Back to school. In the morning I worked on our case study for Cross Cultural. My load was quite light since it was a pair work and Gerard already finished half of the work and he emailed it to me last night. I was not able to work it out when I went home yesterday because my sister went home late already and she had the laptop.
I had a hard time finding a yellow presentation folder where we have to place that case study.We were required to use one specific color of presentation folder only. It is a Sir Ramirez class afterall. For our class, it was yellow. May nag hoard yata ng small starfile yellow presentation folder, wala sa national bookstore ng glorietta,greenbelt, sm dasma,southmall at bacoor!
Anyways, it was good we found one in one of the shops near DLSU-D but it was not starfile but a new brand Focus, incidentally our case study was about a magazine named Focus, what a coincidence. I already brought extra folders for reserve hehe.
So before class it felt like ages since we last saw our classmates and we had lots of kwentos about our respective OJTs.
After class, I went to HF. I miss HF since I was gone for three days. Of course, problems on lay out progress welcomed me but what else is new anyway?

Dec. 7 Friday

We had no classes on Professional Ethics because of a confusion. Our room is at Bulwagang Jose Basa but there was a program there so we were instructed to VBH104 but the room had a class ongoing. And 20 mins had passed but Sir RS was nowhere in the vicinity of VBH. So we got paranoid and went to his department. We found out Sir was absent BUT we had a substitute professor and he went to VBH and did not saw us. We explained that the room had a class and were just in a Kubo near the room. Then the faculty checker called the department, also confused. It was a messy day. And in the end the class was cancelled.

After that I went to HF, presided the staff meeting and edited articles. Before I went home I had a chat with some of the staff and editors about childhood games, schools before, enchanted kingdom and swimming classes. Very random but I enjoyed it and it lasted for an hour. This, random conversations on anything and everything, that I will miss the most about HF when I graduate. Wait....I'm getting premature senti mode already ha!ha!

Before going home I went to a bank in SM to deposit for my and my brother's savings account [so busy with work, he have no time to do it anymore].
As I left the bank, I saw fireworks outside SM. Maybe it was for Dasmarinas Day tomorrow or for Christmas. Anyways, it was a nice way to cap off my day.

Tomorrow, classes are suspended because it is Dasmarinas Day and Immaculate Concepcion so I will use the day for OJT.

I'm excited to see Journal's office once again.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Day One

Today I started my OJT at the Journal Group of Publications in Makati. We [me and my classmates Christian and Giselle] came in early, 10:30 am, but we were told that we would start later that afternoon since we will be proofreaders and their work starts in the afternoon.
So around 2pm we started our OJT as proofreaders. It was okay since I already have experienced with that with Heraldo Filipino. There are three daily publication Journal Group of Publications have: People's Journal, People's Tonight and Taliba. I handled some pages in People's Journal and it was good experience, every mispelled word and typo I see excites me, hehe. We ended at around 7:30pm.
The people in Journal are very nice from the EIC to the HR to the proofreaders themselves. They are very accomodating and I felt relax. Our workload today is just okay since there are actually three proofreaders there plus us three interns. There were also times when we already finished proofreading and we don't have anything to do since some of the pages [the news pages mostly] of the dailies are not yet ready for proofreading so we had to wait.
Good thing though, that moment the HR approached us and asked if we could be supplementary writers, of course we accepted it. We met the supplementary section editor and gave us assignments with the deadline on Wednesday already.

Overall, it was a nice first day and I believe I will enjoy my stay with Journal as the HR told us that for the latter half our internship there we will experience being a beat writer, now that is something I'm so looking forward to.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Christmas Starts

After a long time of not changing the skin of this blog, today I decided that it's time to change my template and since it's already December I opted to transformed this site to Christmas mode. Pasko na!
This a way for me to start spreading the Christmas love to everyone. I will also work on putting Christmas music here. I just have to figure out how, anyone there could help me? The downside of being an amateur when it comes to HTML it is that when I changed my template my links were all gone! Oh well, I just have to do it all over again. Masipag naman ako hehe
Also check out my Multiply site and Friendster account which are both on Christmas mode too.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

What a week!



Coup attempt

all in one week


Yesterday was chaotic
Today is already okay
The curfew was lifted
PNP apologized to the media
Trillanes is the man of the hour
Conspiracy theories are sprouting
We are back to normal
So it seems


I went to the mall today. There were so many people there. Tomorrow is the first day of December...It's the Christmas season already! I hope you will feel the season. I know it was not what it used to be. But enjoying the spirit of Christmas depends on you. Do not start the season being pesimistic. Sometimes it is our own fault why we can't feel Christmas.
I'll stop right here before I get too preachy. Happy Holidays!