25 January 2009


Sunday, January 25, 2009 Posted by Aimee 9 comments
Just today, i joined this site, Acobay
It is a brand new and unique social network site.
At Acobay, people share their "stuff", wish lists, and get connected with each other
by the cars they drive, places they visited, movies they love, games
they play, and so on. Then they can interact with people of same
interest (by a real meaning!) and get personalized recommendation.
Screen shot:
Enjoy :D

20 January 2009

OMG! Charlie Green ♥ (and Dragonball Evolution)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Posted by Aimee , 7 comments
We, Filipinos, are greatly known for the many talents that we possess [charing!! totoo naman, dbah?]. Well, say, singers. Who wouldn't know Lea Salonga? Nicole Scherzinger of "The Pussycat Dolls"? etc.. etc..
and, oh yeah, Charice Pempengco... But I don't like her that much. I don't know why. Maybe [i think lang ha] she has the tendency to be conceited. Not that she doesn't have the right to be one, but....hhhmmmm.. I just don't like her, period..... :D

Anyways... uhm, Charlie Green!!! ring a bell?? [i bet almost everyone knows him already, right?]
Well, for those who know nothing about him, Charlie Green is the British-Filipino kid who wowed audiences of Britain’s Got Talent when he sang “Summer Wind”. He had everyone swaying to the music, and got such a merry standing ovation when he was done.
But Simon Cowell, one of the judges of The American Idol, made everything GREAT!!. His words rang sweetest, "Charlie, you are fantastic!!.." and something like, "Charlie, I think you're a little star. I REALLY, REALLY like you!"
 And to fully appreciate this boy wonder that amazed me, here is Charlie with Summer Wind....

Random Topic-ing again, i wanna share this trailer. Dragonball Evolution. hahaha.. I so love the caricature version of dragon ball, so i might also love the movie, directed by James Wong (Final Destination 3).
Click here for the overview of the movie :D

16 January 2009

"First Love"

Friday, January 16, 2009 Posted by Aimee 9 comments
I so love this McDo commercial. Somehow heart-breaking, and it surely pulled my heart strings...

11 January 2009

From "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks

Sunday, January 11, 2009 Posted by Aimee , 11 comments
 I was reading The Notebook before I came face-to-face with this computer screen. It touched my heart in every way possible. I'd watched the movie before I got the chance to read it, so maybe that made me appreciate the movie even more.

And as I was reading the book, I went through the sappy moments again. Not the way I had while reading the last parts of "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult, but in the romantically-sappy way.
So I want to share these two parts that made made the trick and made me cry.

This was the note Noah gave Allie right before she left. She wondered how she could ever be happy again. And instead of answering, he pressed the note into her hands, which she read on her way home.

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this good-bye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.When I look at you, I see your beauty and grace and know they have grown stronger with every life you have lived. And I know I have spent every life before this one searching for you. Not someone like you, but you, for your soul and mine must always come together. And then, for a reason neither of us understands, we've been forced to say good-bye. I would love to tell you that everything will work out for us, and I promise to do all I can to make sure it does.
But if we never meet again and this is truly good-bye, I know we will see each other again in another life. We will find each other again, and maybe the stars will have changed, and we will not only love each other in that time, but for all the times we've had before.

Another one is the letter from Allie...

Dear Noah,
I write this letter by candlelight as you lie sleeping in the bedroom we have shared since the day we were married. And though I can't hear the soft sounds of your slumber, I know you are there, and soon I will be lying next to you again as I always have. And I will feel your warmth and your comfort, and your breaths will slowly guide me to the place where I dream of you and the wonderful man you are. I see the flame beside me and it reminds me of another fire from decades ago, with me in your soft clothes and you in your jeans. I knew then we would always be together, even though I wavered the following day. My heart had been captured, roped by a southern poet, and I knew inside that it had always been yours. Who was I to question a love that rode on shooting stars and roared like crashing waves? For that is what it was between us then and that is what it is today. I remember coming back to you the next day, the day my mother visited. I was so scared, more scared than I had ever been because I was sure you would never forgive me for leaving you. I was shaking as I got out of the car, but you took it all away with your smile and the way you held your hand out to me. "How 'bout some coffee," was all you said. And you never brought it up again. In all our years together. Nor did you question me when I would leave and walk alone the next few days. And when I came in with tears in my eyes, you always knew whether I needed you to hold me or to just let me be. I don't know how you knew, but you did, and you made it easier for me. Later when we went to the small chapel and traded our rings and made our vows, I looked in your eyes and knew I had made the right decision. But more than that, I knew I was foolish for ever considering someone else. I have never wavered since.

We had a wonderful life together, and I think about it a lot now. I close my eyes sometimes and see you with speckles of gray in your hair, sitting on the porch and playing your guitar while little ones play and clap to the music you create. Your clothes are stained from hours of work and you are tired, and though I offer you time to relax, you smile and say, "That's what I am doing now." I find your love for our children very sensual and exciting. "You're a better father than you know," I tell you later, after the children are sleeping. Soon after, we peel off our clothes and kiss each other and almost lose ourselves before we are able to slip between the flannel sheets.
I love you for many things, especially your passions, for they have always been those things which are most beautiful in life. Love and poetry and fatherhood and friendship and beauty and nature. And I am glad you have taught the children these things, for I know their lives are better for it. They tell me how special you are to them, and every time they do, it makes me feel like the luckiest woman alive.

You have taught me as well, and inspired me, and supported me in my painting, and you will never know how much it has meant to me. My works hang in museums and private collections now, and though there have been times when I was frazzled and distracted because of shows and critics, you were always there with kind words, encouraging me. You understood my need for my own studio, my own space, and saw beyond the paint on my clothes and in my hair and sometimes on the furniture. I know it was not easy. It takes a man to do that, Noah, to live with something like that. And you have.

For forty-five years now. Wonderful years. You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.

You have something inside you, Noah, something beautiful and strong. Kindness, that's what I see when I look at you now, that's what everyone sees. Kindness. You are the most forgiving and peaceful man I know. God is with you, He must be, for you are the closest thing to an angel that I've ever met. 

I know you thought me crazy for making us write our story before we finally leave our home, but I have my reasons and I thank you for your patience. And though you asked, I never told you why, but now I think it is time you knew.We have lived a lifetime most couples never know, and yet, when I look at you, I am frightened by the knowledge that all this will be ending soon. For we both know my prognosis and what it will mean to us. I see your tears and I worry more about you than I do about me, because I fear the pain I know you will go through. There are no words to express my sorrow for this, and I am at a loss for words.

So I love you so deeply, so incredibly much, that I will find a way to come back to you despite my disease, I promise you that. And this is where the story comes in. When I am lost and lonely, read this story--just as you told it to the children--and know that in some way, I will realize it about us. And perhaps, just perhaps, we will find a way to be together again.
Please don't be angry with me on days I do not remember you, and we both know they will come. Know that I love you, that I always will, and that no matter what happens, know I have led the greatest life possible. My life with you.

And if you save this letter to read again, then believe what I am writing for you now. Noah, wherever you are and whenever this is, I love you. I love you now as I write this, and I love you now as you read this. And I am so sorry if I am not able to tell you. I love you deeply, my husband. You are, and always have been, my dream.


... It made me wanna cry again :(

04 January 2009

Caught in the middle...

Sunday, January 04, 2009 Posted by Aimee 13 comments
Well, the title says it all. It's my cousin and her boyfriend, or should I say, ex-boyfriend. SHE's my close cousin and HE turned to be close friend as well. So here's the story... [i'll use HE and SHE, for confidentiality's sake]

HE and SHE were together for over six years already. SHE was only 17 when they started dating. And now, she's already 23. So you could say that she grew up with him and the bond would suppose to be like "unbreakable." But the we-really-have-no-control-over-things got in the way and the unexpected happened. Actually, it's just recently. I think,  before Christmas eve or sometime before Christmas. And who would not be shocked? HE was already like a family to us.

SHE said that there was this person who kept on texting her claiming that he was Arnel or Ariel something, that they were old colleagues. It annoyed her, SHE told me.

And to make things worse, last month, on that "sometime before Christmas", HE had sent a message to her or rather missent a message. [No need to state it!]...And that's how SHE started to feel something dubious. And that's when that Arnel or Ariel, the hell that he was, claimed to be a girl and she's HE's girlfriend, that they're together of almost two years already...
Well, well, the usual confrontations happened. And HE admitted it true somehow. [well, i've always known him as an honest being.]........ They broke up after that! [that easy because it's kind of a long-distance affair. HE's in working in Qatar for over a year now.]
I'm SHE's cousin, so you could guess how I reacted.

BUT, but, but.... I got the chance to talk to HIM. I asked him how things went wrong, what part of their relationship was wrong that it compelled him to have a "spare-fling" and so on.... And then HE told me that he was always loyal to her before. It even came to a point that he was like worshipping the ground she walked upon. And after work, he went to her house just so they could be together and to prove that she's the only one. But she keeps on complaining. She's so jealous. Even with us, her cousins. Whenever we got close to him she went green-eyed. For all those years that they were together, she hadn't really trusted him. Time came that HE became so fed up with her, with the complains, the jealousy, the lack of trust, et cetera...So that's when he started with his spare fling...

So, there. They're both close to me and really, I'm not mad at him or something.
They're both wrong, right?!?! And I'm not on anybody's side..
I just don't think that my cousins will understand that I  sort of pity him. He's such a good person and all. And now he's taking all the blame. He's tells his family, whenever they ask how it happened, that it's all his fault... Well, if I were in his shoes, I would do the same. Everybody blames him. Might as well give them the benefit of the doubt, eh? Anyway, no one would listen if he explains his side now since my cousin looks so....pitiful. Well, she's a girl. And girls are supposed to look that way after such a break-up. hahaha..

Well, what do you think?