July 17th, 2004

emma; only girl in the world

Panagpuan and a near death experience

Panagpuan was surprisingly fun. For the first time in four years of this annual tradition, I have to say that I actually got to make friends. The family we went to lived in a far flung baranggay in Taguig and they looked like they were a pretty happy bunch.

That was nice to know as I didn't think that I could handle people who pitied themselves. The Arnesto Family, however, was such an optimistic bunch. They were really open and welcoming and they weren't rude at all. Ate Amy/Belinda sews clothes for a living and she's such a sweet person. They've got seven kids too! I thought we were plenty.

The funniest part was I fell into the field, down a small ravine in a pedicab with good sport, Kim. I'm so sorry Kimi!!! I just wasn't used to driving a pedicab with the brake down the middle. It was a bit odd to have it there and obviously I lost control of the bike and bam! We're there in a field of who knows what plant! It's a good thing Bimbim, one Ate Amy's kids, was able to jump out off the pedicab before we fell. His scrawny body wouldn't have been able to take the fall.

Still, we were able to drag the entire thing out of the field. It was so heavy though. I didn't think I could walk afterwards. In fact, we had to walk back a few meters because my legs were too weak. I didn't think they could carry me anymore. We got back to the house though in one piece.

Over-all, I have to say I enjoyed it. The worst is yet to come. We have to make a paper and a bunch of other things. I don't know why the school can't just leave it at mere interaction. We can continually visit them and have fun with them. Why do we have to always have to some sort of graded output? It takes the fun out of it. It just sucks the sincerity out of the action. Instead of wanting to come back just to talk and get to know each other, we come back with a heavy heart because we're looking for something. We want to know how we can do something for them, when I think the best thing they need is just a friend.

Oh well, so much for having a better outlook on things. Call me a pessimist, but after yesterday, the only reason we'll be longing to go back to Taguig is because we need it as a requirement to graduate.
emma; only girl in the world

Excaliburrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

I don't care what the critics say. I thought King Arthur was a really really really nice film. First off, it had a real different interpretation of the usual Knights of the Round Table story we've all heard over and over again. In fact, there was no mention of Camelot at all.

They made Arthur a Roman, who lead an all Sarmatian army and that gave the story a whole new meaning. It was pretty cool, actually. Lancelot was still the strong-willed right hand man, and the rest of the knights were pretty good at their supporting bit.

In fact, the dialogue was pretty witty. They had wise-cracking retorts and a really funny delivery. Guinevere was actually pretty hot. No, I'm not turning lesbian. I just thought she was so rad with her kick-ass attitude and woodland person. The cast and crew did a fantabulous job!

Screw the critics! I though Arthur was really cool. In fact, now that I think about it, I thought Clive Owen, the dude who played Arthur was pretty damn hot. Sure he's a bit old and maybe not even on the pretty boy side, but his chivalry and nobleness endeared him to me. He really deserved to be king because he was such a gentleman.

Guinevere better thank her lucky stars, because she was able to get thatclose to him. Damn! Fen-fenita was correct. Chivalry is dead and it died along with all the knights of the round table. All of them were so nice and decent that I wouldn't mind ending up with them. And of course, becoming queen in the process. Still, Arthur is such an ideal man, I'm so jealous of Keira Knightley. Sure, that scene probably lasted five seconds of the entire production, but still.

Where oh where am I going to find a decent dude like Arthur? At the party tonight perhaps? I highly highly doubt it. Oh well, a girl can dream, can't she?
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One and One make Two

Oh, the number one is not my favorite number (why?)
'Cause one means only me and there's no you (aw, Ernie)
But one plus one you see
Makes two, that's you and me
And it's more fun when one and one make two

Oh, one and one make two
At least I'm pretty sure they do
Oh yes it's true
One and one make two

Now, say you want to play upon a seesaw
You're all alone and don't know what to do (well, what would I do, Ernie?)
Well, just go and find a friend
And he'll sit on the other end
You'll have more fun when one and one make two

Oh, one and one make two
At least I'm pretty sure they do
Oh yes it's true
One and one make two

Now, everyone needs somebody to share with
A pal to help and care for through and through
And there's no one that I've known
Who can do those things alone
It's a lot nicer when one and one make two

Oh, one and one make two
At least I'm pretty sure they do
Oh yes it's true
One and one make two

(Let's sing harmony!)
One and one make two
At least I'm pretty sure they do
Oh yes it's true
One and one make two
I said, it's true
One and one make two
They certainly do
One and one make two-oo-ooh!


When I was younger, my mom would make us listen to all these cassette tapes. Yes, that way back then. This was one of my favorite songs. It was all a part of a Numbers album of Sesame Street. It was supposed to teach us how to count and I guess it sort of worked.

I'm going to look for this album on CD now, because I think that if I ever had kids. The working word being ever, I would like them to listen to it. Aptly enough, two is my number. I always loved that song.


I am the number
2
I am friendly

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what number are you?

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Right On




You Are Right Brained In Love


Bit of a drama queen

Peacemaker, first to end a fight

Good at thinking up creative dates

Tend to fall in love and get hurt easily

Going with your gut instead of your head

Empathetic and caring, sometimes to a fault

Good at recognizing patterns in relationships

Been in love many times, perhaps too many to count

Wildly passionate and intense when falling in love

Spontaneous with relationships, going with the flow

Overly visual - can play back past dates like movies in your mind

Roses, love poems, and stuffed animals are a good start to winning your heart




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I always thought so anyway.
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