Im lightweight buzzin' off of 10 Asahi beers and ? 's knows how many sakes....today I celebrated my mother's birthday! As we sat down to eat at Midoris in Sunnyvale, I told my mom "take as many shots as you want, until you throw up! Don't worry I'll take care of you!" I wanted my mom to have a grandtastical time. Indeed she did. But I guess at her age of, a beautiful 56, she knew when to stop. I'm glad my mom had a somewhat good birthday. In the next couple years, my bday gift to her is take to take her on a trip somewhere. My mother deserves so much more than flowers, a card, and a dinner where her own friends wont even front the bill. SMH!

I love my mother forever and ever! I know any daughter aspires to be jus like their mother and any son will say they'd take a bullet for their mom anyday. OR no other woman can compete with their mother! Truly and honestly...mother's day, their birthday or any other holiday is not even enough to show your mother that you care. Dont hestitate to tell your mother that you are thankful or that you love her, even if its for the most simple things in life.

My mother moved here from the PI on her own and has provided the best life she can for herself. Became a nurse, had 2 wonderful children with a kinda deadbeat father. My mom has been through the ring of fire and all. Dont get me wrong she does complain about how hard life is....but she is still working harder than ever to provide for herself! I respect her so much for that. I could go on and on about how much i appreciate my mother....but i dont know if its the alcohol talking or....i dont know. I guess my point is...your mother would do anything to give you the best life ever! The best thing in return is to let her know that you appreciate all that's she's done for you.

Love your mother and life will be good!

As a mother myself, nothing is more fulfilling than hearing your child say "I LOVE YOU!" when you least expect it!

These are from past birthdays...new photos to come soon....



I am not quite sure what has come over me and what is in me but I think it is a good thing (well and a bad thing too). I realized it in Vegas when I was the only one that didn’t yack or have major hangovers where I had to stay in the room the next day recovering as if they were the ones getting whooped by PacMan. My tolerance for alcohol is surprising me. Not sure if it’s a myth but even mixing darks and lights doesn’t even make me upchuck. On my birthday, I was jinxing myself saying “alright, tonight’s the night, you better hold my hair.” I had a grandtastical time double fistin’, accepting drinks from whoever offered me a birthday drink, and wom bam pow! I DID NOT THROW UP! Nor did I wake up the next morning with a hangover, maybe a slight one, but after I showered and had my normal hangover remedy of flank steak and beef ball pho I was back to the right state of mind. I don’t want to test my limits too much because I know that feeling of yackin’ and waking up the next day telling yourself “I’m never doing that again. That’s the last time I do that for a long time!” On top of that you lose a whole day whining about a bangin’ headache, a face full of pimples that wasn’t there the night before, and feeling unpretty, oh and an empty wallet. Trust me tho, I’m not perfect. I’ve had my days of releasing all that nastiness through mouth and butt at the same time. Oh Lord, help me! LOL. Times where I would fall asleep in my car with my hair all out of whack and a missing earring. Times where my friends would have to carry me into my house and in my bed while they laugh and cater to my unruly dryheaving. I wonder if it’s all a mental thing too, like I know I hate yackin’ so I will avoid it as much as I can. I don’t like the act of inducing a suka session by sticking my finger down my throat, yah I rather not. My guy best friend tho is my yackin’ mentor. He will be my coach and make gaggin’ noises to make me yack all while holding my hair and laughing. Love him for that.

Watch, this blog is a JINX! Greeeeeeeeatttttttt! Get the garbage and hair tie ready… it better be from a fuckin’ good ass night from drunk debauchery. And I know it's fun and amusing but please refrain from any photo evidence please! BOTTOMS UP!

On being 24...and looking back

So I’ve been 24 years old for about a couple weeks now. Doesn’t feel any different than 23, ok maybe 4 lbs. different considering all the daym Thanksgiving food I consumed in a 5 day span. Not a good look. I think we still have leftover turkey in our fridge (yah, kinda gross). There is about 4 weeks until we hit another gahdamn new year. 2010 – what will you bring me?! I remember when 2009 hit, I was so hyped, talking about “THIS IS MY YEAR!” But really, now that I look back on 2009, there isn’t anything that I could say I accomplished. That is going to change for 2010. Before I hit 25, I want to be able to say that I am proud of myself for accomplishing ____________ (fill in the blank).

In June, I considered going back to school to get my bachelor’s degree and in October I was suppose to start. Did I? No I didn’t. I’m not mad or I don’t regret it, but I sure as hell wish that I kept my word. My word was: WHEN JEREMIAH STARTS KINDERGARTEN, I’M GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. Jeremiah has been in school for 3 months now and me none. He wins! I think that going back to school is one of my biggest goals for 2010. One of the drawbacks is the fact that I have credits I can transfer but that is not helping depreciate the dollar amount it would cost me for that degree. DILEMMA! And then I think about: will the job I get after I graduate get me out of debt? Will I actually be making MORE money instead of having to worry about living check to check. Someone light a fire under my ass, cuz the longer I wait to go back to school, the more money it will cost.

I am now holding bad credit for the next 2-5 years because I purchased a home with my mother at the end of 2007, just right before the housing market took it’s big fall. Big FAIL for us, had we waited 3 months longer, we wouldn’t have to be in the position we are now. So I am seriously going to work on saving money, making more money, and being more independent. Cuz after my credit is back I want to be able to get my own place. I love my momma, but I feel like I can’t grow up living with her. I need to!

As far as the relationship category of my life – MAJOR FAIL! In every relationship. BOYS: ugh let’s not go there because I digress and I will probably get emo. Save that for another post. MOTHER: we have our fallouts. Sometimes I just wish I can put my foot down and tell her how it is, but really that’s not my place and I definitely don’t want an ass whoopin’ at 24. LOL. FATHER: Who? We live in the same city and I don’t even see him nor talk to him. Sad I know. FRIENDS: Major fallouts with friends. This year has been a mixed chaos of drama. Thank goodness none of it was with me, I’m still cool with everyone but we can’t really hang out as a crew anymore. FRIENDS, how many of us have them? BEST FRIEND: wow, I think this year was like the most distant we’ve ever been. We are on different wavelengths right now, but at the end of that bumpy wave we always seem to meet again. I want that ol’ thang back.

Special events of 2009:
JANUARY : Buff’s major rage bday weekend
FEBRUARY : Dirty’s Anti-Valentine’s party
MARCH : ughhhhhh idk
APRIL : Los Angeles to visit Alyssa
MAY : Camp Lo with my P.I.C.s
JUNE: started the process of enrolling into going back to school – FAIL!
JULY : Disneyland in July for Jeremiah’s 5th birthday & N.E.R.D concert for like the 20th time
AUGUST : Rock the Bells with my P.I.C.s
SEPTEMBER : Jeremiah started kindergarten
OCTOBER : Halloween, finally attempted to make my own costume & realized it’s Jeremiah’s fave holiday
NOVEMBER : Las Vegas for Pacquiao fight and early bday celebration & my 24th bday. Yayyyy SCOPRIOS!
DECEMBER : the holidays, can’t say much more

Good riddance to an alright year and cheers to an even better one! 2010 I’m owning you, it is time for change.


VIVA Las Vegas

This is my destination for the next 4 days
Pacquiao vs. Cotto
The Harrah's
with great company


Vegas vs. Jimmy Choo - UNDEFEATED

This weekend is pretty major for 2 reasons : VEGAS and the release of Jimmy Choo’s collection with H&M. I was kinda torn that I wouldn’t be able to cop any of the pieces from the Jimmy Choo collection, but after weighing in the battle between the 2, I would pick Vegas anyways. My reasons below

(in no particular order of importance)

ROUND 1. A roundtrip plane fare to Vegas cost me a little under 2bills. A Jimmy Choo dress would cost me 2bills (or even more) and a stale dress in my closet because I don’t even know where I would where it to.

ROUND 2. I’d be coming back from the club at 5am. Which beats waking up at 5am to wait in that long ass line of crazy beezys trying to wait for their pieces at an H&M store. Let’s add that I would probably go to the Powell St. store in San Francisco, so my ass would be freezing like an Eskimo at 5am.

ROUND 3. I don’t have many friends that are fashion savvy and/or care and appreciate a Jimmy Choo piece as much as I would. But I do have friends that would be down for a trip to Vegas any day!

ROUND 4. What if I don’t even get what I want from the Jimmy Choo collection then I would be pissed and it would probably ruin my whole day. In Vegas there is never a dull moment.

ROUND 5. Do I want to remember: a) how I was soooo close to getting my hands on that hot jumpsuit until some crazy snooty hoe gets to it first or b) how much drunken debauchery moments I will have while in Vegas – THE HANGOVER movie style (ok maybe that’s a lil’ too much)

ROUND 6. Would I feel guiltier that I wasted my paycheck on ummm maybe 2-3 pieces from the collection or a grand fuckintastic time in Vegas…

ROUND 7. It does kinda suck that I won’t be able to wear a Jimmy Choo piece while in Vegas…that would be grand! Wait, I’m sure Vegas has an H&M Store, so if I really, REALLY, ReAlLy wanted to, then I could be in a Jimmy Choo dress.

ROUND 8. I’d rather suffer from an internal intoxicated liver than being bitch scratched, bruised, pushed around, maybe even some hair pulling, earring pulling, confrontational ass woman fighting over that fringed dress.

There you have it – 8 reasons for why I’d rather be in Vegas instead of fighting for Jimmy Choo. There are probably a few more reasons for this battle I have between Vegas and Jimmy Choo…but my mind has trailed off into daydreaming about what I’m getting myself into this weekend. Basically the whole bay area, or let me be more specific – anyone that is Filipino from the bay area – will be migrating to Sin City in support of our man Pacquiao! Can’t f*in wait! See you there.

I’ll just be playing Chester French’s – Jimmy Choos song while I get ready. That will suffice for missing out on this much anticipated release

P.S. I’d rather wait for that shit to go on sale anyways, if there is something left from the collection in my size, then it was definitely meant for me to have!


Make Me Over [BEFORE]

At Salon BaoBao in the Castro getting my hair did. First time I'm giving myself this special treatment. Let's say it's an early birthday present for me. CUT and COLOR but nothing too drastic. Photos to come. I hope I like it (*crossing fingers*)

Photo below is the last evidence of the longest my hair has been. GOODBYE


INTRODUCING...Stella McCartney for GAP Kids

If you didn't know Stella McCartney has teamed up with GapKids for a limited collection. Read below for more deets on how this came about...

Gap is proud to announce the debut of Stella McCartney for GapKids and babyGap.
Stella McCartney creates a collection for boys and girls from 0-6 months to 12 years. The collection features her signature touches – a soft color palette, familiar silhouettes and her unique mix of unexpected pieces, creating looks that stay true to Stella's unique vision, reinterpreted with GapKids' playful, child-like charm, keeping fun and practicality at the forefront of the design intent.

"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to build on successful past collaborations with a world class design talent like Stella," said Marka Hansen, President of Gap brand. "I'm looking forward to offering our GapKids and BabyGap customers her unique interpretation of Gap's casual American aesthetic. Her experience as a parent and designer are sure to delight both kids and parents alike."

Stella McCartney comments, "For years now I've wanted to create a collection for kids, it's something I've often been asked about. I believe that this one off collaboration will be a great way for customers to be able to participate in the Stella McCartney brand. I believe that kids clothing should be more accessibly priced, which is particularly important at the moment given the current climate. It's really exciting for us to do a boys and girls collection for the first time."

The collection will be carried in select GapKids and babyGap stores in the United States and Canada, the UK, France and Ireland, and Japan, as well as online in the US.

If you have a child(ren) like me (in my case - child) then you'd probably want to cop a few pieces from this collection. I'm already thinking about how cute Jeremiah would look in this ensemble

But what I really want is this Balmain inspired marching band jacket for him! TOO CUTE. But it's not available on the GAP site yet...

So if anyone wants to be a kind, generous soul and wants to play dress up with my son, we would totally appreciate it! Thanks :D

all photos via: GAP.com


This just in...

I just got news from my inbox that the Limited Edition Holiday Collections for Payless are up on their site. I'm so feeling the Christian Siriano collection, not so much the Lela Rose.

Peep what the "FIERCE" shoeprenuer (shoe-entreprenuer, made that up, LOL) has you swooning over. I want them all....

all the photos posted above are from the Christian Siriano Collection via PaylessShoeSource.com

P.S. I have no shame in my Payless shoe game...they're coming up...
Last time they had their BOGO sale I got the Abaete Antoine Bootie with the chains and the Fiona Sasha Ruffle Bootie in purple. And if you have AAA membership you better ask for an additional discount on top of the BOGO sale! Yesssss...I'm all about getting my discounts anyway I can, thank you very much.

Personal side note: because Payless provides you with cheap go-to stylish shoes, you should not expect that these shoes feel like clouds under your feet. You better bet that by the end of your long day you want these babies off your feet immediately!


Back from the DEAD...

I am feeling inspired to blog again…but what I think it really is, to keep me motivated more, is a blog template that makes me want to blog. I’m tired of this basic shit…I need some HTML help or someone that can vamp up my page.  For serious!?  I need it to look more appealing.  Not that I need to compensate for my uninteresting rants and raves because I think you’d keep coming back to this blog if my post was of any interest to you regardless of the way it looked.  I’m simply just over simple.  Hopefully I can figure something out…cuz I feel like I’ve got lots to blog about…and that I’ve missed out on sharing it with you (if you cared)


So Appropriate

But I wouldn’t wear it (I don’t think – hahaha, well it is on sale online…hmmmm)


My Review of The What Up Shorty Dress


Model is wearing a size Small

Soft dress with button-down detail at top brown jersey section and colorful screen print pattern throughout; two chest pockets; logo embroidery above right chest pocket; slight ruffling near bottom; 100% cotton.

By Insight

* Shoes By Naughty...


MeeShell Bay Area, CA 9/3/2009


5 5

Pros: Nice Color, Nice Fabric, Comfortable, Attractive Design

Best Uses: Night Out, Casual Wear

Describe Yourself: Trendy/Stylish Dresser

Comfort vs Style: Style Driven

I wore this dress with a contrasting off the shoulder tee and I got so many compliments on it! As far as the color, style, fabric...people loved it! Definitely a dress that will get you at least 5 compliments a day



RIP Michael Jackson

"this all bad, real bad, Michael Jackson"
King of Pop has passed but his legend still lives on! He has built a musical platform that has put inspiration into every artist/dancer/singer/songwriter, etc... It is hard to believe! My heart and condolensces go out to the Jackson Family through this tough time and to those hard core fans!
Let MJ Rest in Paradise


Killin' Time

As I sit here bored out of my mind trying to look occupied, I realized I have neglected to post blogs for awhile. Well, reason is I don’t really have anything blog worthy to post up. I instead just re-blog other peoples stuff. Hahaha. Call me a blog plagiarist (however, I give credit where credit is due) or call it lightweight marketing to help your post reach to my readers. It just sucks that the only time I find time to blog is while I’m at work, but since the crackdown on internet use, it’s been harder to do.

Anyways, in regards to yesterday’s holiday of Father’s Day a.k.a. Happy 2nd Mother’s Day I didn’t do much but spend it alone and later on with my Buff. I haven’t spoken to my father for almost a year and it is a pretty sad situation. We live in the same daym city and he still can’t man the fuck up and reach out to his own children. Unfortunately, my bro and I got into some financial issues with our father a couple years ago and it got so worse that it was taken to court. KIDS vs. FATHER! So since then my relationship with my dad has been a bust. Quiet frankly, it hasn’t fathom me much. Are there even any real men out there taking responsibility of their offspring? If there are, hold onto them and don’t let em go. Times are tough. I’m not putting anyone down…but it is truly unfortunate for kids to grow up without knowing who their father is. I can’t imagine how the +8 feels about Jon & Kate….not a good look.

Moving on…hopefully my blogging picks up. Work has been really slow…so there is a chance.

New Moon : New Cover

Not sure if I like it? I guess I'm just so use to the simple black cover with one symbolic image on it. It passes. New Moon is all about Team Jake and K.Stew anyways. On that note: are they changing the covers of all the other books too? Or did they already and I just don't know about it?


Name Change

changing the name of my blog. Because Who Doesn't didn't last. couldn't stick with it. when I first created this blog I thought about how I can make all my post cohesive, so I was gonna end each post with a BECAUSE WHO DOESN'T comment. it could still work, but not in all cases. so I'm just gonna be boring and generic. new name for now...will just be My Manifesto. a combination of everything i feel like blogging about. no purpose, no certain theme or topic to focus on, it's just whatever appeals to me.

love it or hate it. i blog as an outlet to share my interest with whoever cares....THANKS!

23 yr.old MOTHER vs. 23 yr. old

My life versus yours. No complaints, I love being a mother, but I also miss having my freedom of living my young adult life.

MAMA = me
Twenty-FREE = you

MAMA: get up earlier than you'd like to because 1) you not only have to get ready but you have to get the lil one ready too 2) your not just packing your lunch, but the munchkin's gotta eat too. of course you've got to boan (bring lunch, instead of buy) because you have to be wise about how you spend your money. and you gotta make breakfast for the 2 of you.
Twenty-FREE: it's ok if you get up 10 minutes later than your alarm clock tells you cuz all you have to worry about is getting your ass up, piss, brush your teeth, grab breakfast on the go and whatever else leftovers you think would pass for a suitable lunch, if needed.
*note: just getting out the house for a single person is 5X faster than a mother with child(ren).

MAMA: with extracurricular activities during the week (i.e. swimming, sports, music - whatever it may be) you get home about 2-3 hours later than you normally would
Twenty-FREE: you can go straight home, take off your shoes, and relax your feet (hahah that's SWV for ya)

MAMA: when you get home from work it's another duty to help your child with their homework and making sure they are staying focused with their ABC's and 123's.
Twenty-FREE: when you get home, you probably do the following: MySpace, Facebook, Twitter

MAMA: weekends here, time for double the laundry, double the cleaning, and making sure your kid is stayed entertained. or else they lose it which results in you losing it. staying up late (as in 10-11pm, which is not late) to watch cartoons with the lil one and somewhat relax from your already exhausting week
Twenty-FREE: weekends here which means FREEDOM! Ain't got work tomorrow, so it's time to kick back or party hard with the homies and have yourself about 3-5 drinks, on average, till your ass is too fadddddddddeddddddddd, your lungs have given up for the night, and you end up going home at the butt crack of dawn.

MAMA: the other 1/2. It ain't as easy as going days without talking to your other 1/2 because some petty ass tiff ya'll got into. You have no choice, your tied with your offspring in the middle, so not all communication can be cut off. Your still gonna hear from the BM (baby mama) or BD (baby daddy) when your child is asking "where is daddy?" "where is mommy?"
Twenty-FREE: it's alright if you don't talk to the other 1/2 for a week, they'll probably get over it and everything will be ok.

MAMA: you have to be cautious of everything you do and say or else you'll be having their teacher ask you why your child was saying "yahhh bZ, that's HELLA OFF THE HOOK!" "HOLLA!" (not true in my case, but I've heard my lil man slip out a lil slang here and there)
Twenty-FREE: you can cuss up a motherfuckin' storm! be as ebonic as you'd fuckin' like cuz you think it's the shit.

I don't know what else, but I'm sure you get the picture. I could go on about comparing the 2 different lives. I just wish that sometimes I can have just as much FREEDOM of a normal TWENTY-FREE year old. But who am I to say what is normal. The baby boom generation is catching up and people are pro-creating like it ain't a thang. Once there is a lil you brought into the world, your life will never ever be the same. CHEERS! hahahhaa.

Yes, I can

Supervisor is on vacation for the next 2 days and the lady that works with me in my teeny office has left for the day. Yes, I can finally break the rules, without getting caught up, I HOPE?! Listening to music on my iPhone - Ryan Leslie (sidenote: I'm mad that I had no idea he was gonna be at Yoshi's SF tonight, according to his Twitter) - and blogging for once. Not sure what to blog about tho.

Since this is somewhat work related, I just wanted to vent about how I hate working with OLDER people who have broken ass english and type with one finger at like 15 WPM. UGH! I can do double their work in less than half the time it takes for them to do it. This is not my type of work environment. I like it fast paced and always having something to do. Well there is an advantage to not being busy, but with our company cracking down on our internet use, I'd rather they give me bullshit work to do than for me to get written up for TOO MUCH internet use or something. Not sure if they'd really do that. Just sayin'.

I also can't stand people who don't have strong work ethics! It's very unprofessional. I guess I am being a lil hypocritical, but if you are just taking advantage of work hours to do more of your personal stuff then that's no bueno. Taking longer breaks than you're supposed to cuz you know you won't get caught up. And worst of all me ending up doing your duties because you left early or whatever. IRRITATING.

I have 12 days PTO, someone take me on a vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahhhh just had to vent a lil. Anyways, I want out pronto. Anyone have hooks on jobs fashion related. I so want to work in the streetwear niche of things...but *sigh* not sure how that's gonna happen. Takin' my ass back to school in the Fall tho!


Team Jacob

hahahahah just for kicks.
saw this on one of my daily blog visits to Nitro:Licious

oh and have you seen this?! just LOOK REAL CLOSE!

SOURCE: WhatTheForks?!



Fuckin' HAHlarious! I loved this movie! Wasn't too sure what to expect, but I left the theater laughing..... Random scenes would even pop into my head while at work and I'd quietly laugh about it. I would pay another ridiculously unnecessary $10.50 to watch it again. Yep it was that good!

And Bradley Cooper is one fine MAN!

APPLE does it again

Of course, right?! Well with all the other cellular companies trying to compete with the original iPhone, Apple has announced the release date of the 3G S. DAYM! So is that 3 versions of the iPhones that have been released in the past 3 years. You can do the math...by this time in 2010, they'll be announcing and even BETTER iPhone.

See below for specifications...

and click here for more deets

Uhmmmm....yah, there are some better features,

Picture messaging
As announced back in March, both the iPhone 3G S and the iPhone 3G will finally support MMS—one of the biggest missing features on the iPhone—via the iPhone Software 3.0 update, due to hit iTunes on June 17. That's the good news; the bad news is that AT&T won't support MMS on the iPhone until "later this summer." Ugh.

Other upcoming features in iPhone Software 3.0
Get ready for direct downloads of TV shows and movie rentals/purchases on the iPhone (perfect for grabbing some videos before boarding a flight), stability and speed enhancements for the mobile version of Safari, and a "Find My iPhone" feature (which tracks down your lost
iPhone, provided you're subscribed to Apple's MobileMe service).

...but still not everything.

Yo, Steve Jobs, how about forwarding text messages?!
I guess I'll just wait for the iPhone Software 3.0 update (hey, that's next week :D) to determine wheter or not my 3G is worthy of a total upgrade to 3G S.



"it's Friday night and I just got paid, I'd had a hard week, now its time to celebrate..." -yeezy

Twittascope for the day: Although you will probably feel good about the progress made today, it could leave you physically exhausted. Don't take on too much; it's better to do one job well than to divide your energy and do several things badly.

I'm staying in tonight, 1) cuz I am tired and 2) my mom called dibs and said she was kickin' it with her homegirls tonight. Real talk. hahha. So I'm watching 20/20 (i know right, WTH?!?) I don't know. I scanned thru channels and didn't find anything else appealing so I ended here because they were investigating a story that's so close to home. I remember hearing about it when it first happened too. De Anza Baseball team gang rape a 17 year old So disturbing to hear this story and the pending verdict. This happened 2 years ago...and still in the works.

So ladies watch your drinks and dont be fooled into fuckery.

I was going to elaborate more, but my comp kept freezing up. I'm just gonna sleep now and hope I don't dream about this daym 20/20 episode. hahha.


my favorite part about award shows...

I love it!
especially SHOES!


...LOTS OF MINIS...Out of all the three pictured above I would have to go with Leighton Meester (center). Not feeling Megan Fox's (right) do with that outfit, yah it looks sleek, but not for me! And Sienna Miller (left) played it safe and sheik with her sequenced long sleeve dress. I love all their SHOES!

...TWILIGHT CAST...Converse on Kirsten Stewart (left) - go figure - she doesn't seem like the type to dress up. Her persona shows well through her outfit. I'm glad she stayed true to who she is. Elizabeth Reasar (right), well she's old, soooo...that's how her outift looks! HAH. Ashley Greene (center) on the other hand...looks sophisticated and very pin-up with her hair styled that way. I like Ashley's look the best out of the 3.

...AND THESE ARE MY FAVES...Ashley Tisdale (left) is smokin! Love the shoes! And for Sandra Bullock (center) YES, she went in! I just love how well put together her ensemble is. Still keepin' it classy. I love the halter and accent trim color on Hayden Panettiere's (right) dress. Love, love, love it all!


it's a NEW MOON

So everyone's panties are in twist after seeing the New Moon trailer last night during the MTV Movie Awards...that is definitely a 1 minute and half tease to wait for 5 months until the movie releases 11.20.09 (a day before my bday - yayyyy!) Well I could watch the trailer over and over and over again, I really don't care. I'm sure other footage will be leaked from time to time...I've already seen photos and snippet vids of when Edward is in Italy with the Volturi...looks goooooddddd! I can't f'in wait. In the meantime, I like to keep updated on all things Twilight via my fave blog WhatTheForks!!. They are some WTFly Ladies! . If you are familiar with MissLawn from Hellz, Yoshi from Fatlace, and one of the most creative writers I've come upon through blogs Raachem...then you will def fall in love with their WTForks Blog.

Anyways, here's the trailer I'll be sneaking a peek at while at work!

Oh and BTW, I've flagged this message in my inbox for weeks already so I can blog about it, of course it's Twilight related. Bella's BB Dakota jacket worn in the Twilight is now available for pre-sale. Hmmm...IDK if I would actually want to buy it though. However, if they were selling Edward Cullen's peacoat...I'll be up on it with the quickness. HOLLA!


Blah Blah Work

At work today we got the official memo about the band of social networking sites

Although our ability to “Keep Up With The Times” in technology has been very instrumental in our success, we have determined that the increased problems with our internet connections is largely due to the volume of internet activity involving sites which are not work-related (youtube, radio stations, iTunes, facebook, etc)

Maybe its true or maybe not. Whatever the case is, now it makes sense to me that my internet would freeze up my whole computer when I had Facebook, Pandora, (insert name here) blog, shopping site, etc open in multiple windows. Again like I said I don’t find that this has affected me much cuz I use my iPhone for all of that.

But the point of this blog was to say that at the end of the memo it stated

In addition, please refrain from wearing headphones while working (safety headphone excepted). Besides being a possible ciolation of our Insurance coverage, that practice limites the ability of (my company name) employees to be aware of what is happening in the operation of our business.

Now that just hit rock bottom for me. Music is what gets me thru the day….I guess I have to buy black headphones instead of the white ipod ones, so it can camouflage with my hair….hahahha

Also, today was the last day here for one of my co-workers. She is off to England to pursue her dreams in building her own brassiere business. Good luck to you and best wishes. Check out her blog for interesting news and posts about female undergarments and other randoms of course Life in The Lingerie Lane


Short Stylin'

Stockings with shorts??? I've seen this look on lots of girls. It's cute! I wonder if I can pull it off...trying it soon. Will let u guys know the feedback.

Sent from Michelle's iPhone



Imagine giving one of these to your friend's for their birthday. They have to work for their gift, haaha. Until they get frustrated and take a hammer to it. But that's no fun...

Gift Card Puzzle Vault is available for $4.99 from Think Geek .

VIA: gadgetastic


a Nike take on a gladiator sandal. pretty sick. i would sport em.
VIA: nitrolicious

Art Center College student, Nancy Wu, designed this new sleek women’s sandal for Nike as a part of the Re-Mix & Re-Cut program for spring/summer 2009. The result is the Gladiator Mid which was inspired by ancient Roman sandals, perfect for us fashionistas that are looking for comfort- the gladiator is still strong! The Gladiator Mid is available now in two colorways including a black leather based one with a white Swoosh as well as a white leather based and metallic gold Swoosh colorway. These are currently available at colette for about US$110.

BECAUSE WHO DOESN'T...either like gladiators or Nike

Random (finally finished)

check it below. I've had this draft saved for the past 3 days and finally finished it today. i dont know how to repost it, so it's for today's date instead, so just scroll down to the post titled RANDOM or just click here http://michellesmanifesto.blogspot.com/2009/05/random.html

BAND Social Networking

It was eventually going to happen. The J-O-B, finally banded all social networking sites from us. Got into work this morning and got a CODE RED email from a co-worker. She was losin' it! NO biggie for me though cuz I have an iPhone, so I could just use that for FB, Myspace, and Twitter. I'm slowly straying away from MySpace, and getting into Facebook more. Regardless I've been intercepted of social networking sites because I've gotten into reading blogs more! And I actually never sign into Twitter via computer...I found it easier to use the Tweetie app on my phone. I could make money off my co-worker who does 98% of her communication through MySpace (loser - haha). Already today she's come to me 2x for longer than 5 minutes just to use my phone and check her MySpace messages. This could be bad for some, but good for me (cha-ching$$) haha, nah, I wouldn't charge...or maybe...



Busy Bee

This is for anyone that really cares. hahhaha

Sorry for the lack of post. I've been pretty busy at work and that's when I usually blog. Blogging at work? Not good, I know, but when it was slow at work that's how I came upon even starting a blog. I don't blog at home unless I really have nothing to do. I'd rather spend my time with my son. My moms' had family here from the P.I. so we've been out and about. But I do have stuff to blog about. Hopefully soon....

Oh and I'm feeling for a blog makeover or even migrate somewhere more design friendly since I am not too computer literate.

But don't stray away! Thanks :D



***so I've had this draft saved since Tuesday...and finally finished, this post probably has no cohesiveness (is that a word) whatsoever. i don't really care.

I feel like I've been disconnected with the WWW as of late. NO FB, MS, TWITTER, personal email, B.LOG (mine as well as others). I guess that just goes to say that I've been somewhat occupied at work and home. I see it as a good thing tho, because we all know how much time social networking and being on the internet consumes out of your day. Imagine how much other shit you could do or accomplish in day if you didn't sign in to any of the above just to keep updated with your life for others to see...right?!

Anyways, I had a pretty good weekend. And to my surprise none of it involved having to get prettied up to head to a club or bar. The past weekend's events included my bf's bday dinner, nephew's 2 parties & celebration of one of my good friends getting his own pad. It was just nice to be surrounded by friends and family all weekend. I pretty much drank every single day and night of the weekend, but no crazy drunkeness.

I learned so much this weekend about myself and life and I just wanted to share it with you:

*my friend that got a pad has been doing big things with his life. he's been married for 2 years, (is it?), has 2 kids, and him and his wife are basically building their business on the side while still maintaining a daily job and taking care of their kids. i just look at their relationship and think "daym they are so happy together" i found out what it is that keeps them going and striving to do better everday.

the answer is GOD. i am not a devout catholic and don't practice as much as i want to, but i saw from their relationship that god is what keeps them sane. "as long as you have god in the middle, everything will work out" - M.L. for a minute i had to honestly ask my friend's wife if she was catholic or christian. DOH! I already knew the answer to that, but I just had to be sure. i don't know if it was cuz we were buzzin' or whatever, but the conversation i had with her hit home and made me realize thats all it takes. involving god in your life and your relationships with people make it stronger.

*if you've created one of those FB quizzes "How well do you know (insert name here)" then you can see who knows you better than others. i found out that some of the people that you don't see often may know you better than your BEST FRIEND that you see all the time. I love my BF to death but 42% wasn't too impressive. we realized that even though we are best friends there are some little things we tend to forget about each other. we laughed about it cuz it was kinda stupid for a quiz to judge how well your friendship is. we joked about going on a date together to get to know each other again, or for lack of a better word, to get to know each other better.

*a little late for mother's day, which was almost 2 weeks ago, but this weekend I got the most compliments ever. "michelle, you're such a good mom" "michelle, i give you props for doing it on your own" "michelle, i don't know how you do it" "michelle, your son is such a good child" basically lots of compliments left and right. it made me feel good to see that other people do see that i try my best to take care of my son and i guess it's obvious because they can see how well taken care of jeremiah is. had a drunken talk with my homeboy (father of 2 in story #1) and he was praising me (hmmm, praising...not a good choice of word, but can't think of anything else). it was just nice to hear. because i don't go out seeking for compliments so it was definitely a boost of self-esteem for me and just makes me want to do even better for Jeremiah.

*my mom prepared a majority of the food for my nephew's 2 parties. food was grrrreeat. full course homemade filipino dishes. she worked very hard till really late at night and again really early in the morning to continue and finish. i just really appreciate my mother and how hard she works to give the ones she loves everything she can. i don't tell her often or even ever that i truly appreciate everything she does. and it is very ungrateful that people take advantage of her kindness and love. she works way too hard and tires herself just to make means for others. and i'm glad she raised me into the woman i am today, cuz i saw a side of someone this weekend, that was an ungrateful shit (maybe it was just that moment, but it is something i won't tolerate). i love my mommy that's all!

oh shit....was that it??? idk, maybe. i waited to daym long to finish up this post i don't even know if that's all. i'm sure there was meant to be more but my brain went on a detour for the past 3 days. sorry for the random sentimental blurbs.



A couple of co-workers and I got on the subject of Chinese horoscope because she said her sign was compatible with Rpatz (we were talking abou his birthday today and ended on this subject). For a moment there, I wasn't 100% sure what my chinese horoscope was, so I did a little research to confirm, and I was right, I am the OXen (feminine form of OX, well I like to think so, LOL). So anyone else that was born in 1985 can get familiar below.

The Ox of Chinese Astrology is no bull in a china shop. Steadfast and solid, this powerful Sign is a born leader, being quite dependable and possessing an innate ability to achieve great things. Oxen tend to be plodding and methodical; they approach projects in the step-by-step manner that serves them best, and they never lose sight of their goal. They are tireless workers who are detail-oriented and believe in doing things right the first time.

The world may perceive Oxen as being far too serious or incapable of loosening up. This sturdy sort is less than social by nature and tends to become introverted in a crowd. To make things worse, they can't be bothered with what other people think and prefer to do what makes them feel best. Behind that calm facade, though, lives an Ox who can feel hurt, lonely and unable to connect with others. Friends and family are a great source of comfort to this beast, even if they don't always understand what makes the Ox tick. As a lover, friend, family member or housemate, the Ox makes a wonderfully strong, tender and affectionate companion who is protective and always reliable.

Out in the world, though, Oxen tend to be stubborn, dogmatic, my-way-or-the-highway kind of people who have no concept of when to back down. Oxen don't care to be pushed, especially since they think they're the good guys of the Chinese Zodiac. There is some truth to that theory, since the Ox is smart, trustworthy, caring and honorable. If you need honest, steady and unbiased advice, call on the Ox.

A good lesson for mighty Oxen is to strive to overcome a judgmental nature that keeps them from getting close to others. If they can learn to value their own good qualities, they'll have more room in their hearts to invite others in.

The Ox can do well this year through steady progress. There may be a number of experiences that will provide great joy for the Ox. One area, in particular, is the Ox's personal life. You may see an addition to the family. You will be surrounded by those who care. Look for the early summer months to attend many social occasions, providing many new faces in your social circle. One area of focus is to be open to the advice of others, as you tend to keep your issues to yourself. Overall, your own year can be one that you will look back on with pride and a genuine sense of achievement.

OX Career
In 2009, the Oxen will be given many opportunities to further your plans and goals, as well as consolidate your position. Steady progress is the position where the Ox is most comfortable and that is where you will find yourself this year. You will also have a chance to impress and gain support from those around you. This is a good year to enhance your skills and add to your repertoire with added training or study. You will be satisfied in knowing that anything you do this year will repay you in this year and the years to come. The months of May, late August and September may mark a change in your career.

OX Relationships
2009 will be a year of personal happiness. For the single Ox, there may be a chance to engage in new and meaningful friendships, romance, and possibly even marriage. Others will take comfort in their domestic and social lives. Being an Ox year, this is one that will provide enjoyment for you as long as you allow it. Beware of your strong will and do not allow any minor disagreements to escalate and put a damper on a fine year. May is a month that will highly favor a chance meeting or a heightened level in a relationship.

OX Health
Health matters don't seem to be too much of a concern for the Ox this year, as you are good at implementing some sort of physical activity into your routine. The Ox's discipline does well to carry over into your health. It never hurts to find ways to improve in this area, so don’t discount anything that will improve the quality of your life. Even though there may not be any large issues, stress can be a surmounting factor to be aware.

OX Wealth
The Ox could enjoy an improvement financially, but you may face a number of large expenses over the year. To maneuver your budget through the year of the Ox, exercise care and sensible spending. It would be wise to seek professional advice when it comes to any speculative ventures or risky investments that create some sense of doubt.

Happy Birthday RPatz




Keepin' it Crackin' at the Gym

I could probably get citated for some form of harassment or something...but I just wanted to share this with you. And for some of you nasties out there, you'd probably wish you were me. This was taken a few months ago.

And today I witnessed something pretty disturbing as I was walking back to the locker room. A fat tattooed harley lookin' man goes up to another man and rubs the other man's sweaty, hairy arm and then proceeds to lick his hand. The hand that he just used to give a rub down! BLECK!

I guess if you go to the gym I go to in the SOMA district you are bound to see things you don't want. OR encounter things you wouldn't expect, like DIKEY ass woman in the locker room giving you a stare down. YIKES!

P.S. if you are super HOMOphob, you should never step foot in here.

if we sit, they can kneel

The Japanese come up with the silliest shit ever. I have a co-worker that likes to get silly lil gag gifts from a shop in Japantown, like an inflatable duck's beak to place on your crotch. WTF? But really, I wonder...do they make this stuff for fun, or do they really find a purpose for it. Whatever it is, it sure makes me think, that anything is possible...


that's it

Sent from Michelle's iPhone


It's the Little Things

My Mother's Day:
My mom jumps into my bed with me screaming "Happy Mother's Day" and I'm not having it. It is the worse when your in a deep sleep and get woken up. I managed to open my eyes to check the time and it was 7:56am....pshhhhhhh....too damn early still for me. I like to sleep in. But Jeremiah heard all the commotion and got up, walked into my room, and handed me his Mother's Day gift for me that he's been wanting me to open since I picked him up at school on Friday. And this is what it was

Before he even shows me everything, I'm tearing up, I'm such a sap. It's the little things that get to me, just like when he randomly tells me "Mommy, I love you" I just wanted to share this story with you.

We got up and went to church. Had an early brunch with my mom and that was the highlight of my Mother's Day. Didn't do much or get much, but I wasn't expecting anything, really, so I wasn't too disappointed. Everyone that matters to me greeted me a Happy Mother's Day...and that was enough for me. I am just very grateful that people appreciate what a special day this is to mothers. Thank you.

Mama's Day

Almost 5 years ago, this day was just celebrated for one special person in my life – my mother.  It's the usual routine: take her out for a meal and shower her with gifts type of deal.  But being a mother deserves much more than this.  I can finally speak for it.  I LOVE BEING A MOTHER but it sure ain't easy.  I've been very fortunate to have a mother that has supported me from the day I broke the news to her about being pregnant.  She has been very understanding and supportive in every way and I am very thankful for that.  The same way I hope one day my son will be thankful for all that I've given him.  I've raised my son on my own for the past 5 years and I just want to take this moment to give a big pat on the back to all the mothers that raise their child(ren) by themselves.  It's tough for 2 parents to raise a child, so just imagine how it is for a single person to do it…


Being a mother is a job in itself:  waking up at random times in the early mornings to tend to a crying infant, changing dirty diapers, struggling to give them a bath because you don't want water to get in their ears, feeding them, the lack of sleep you get, the constant worry if he/she is ok, getting them ready in the morning, watching them go to school, helping them with their homework, making sure they've got everything they need, answering bazaar questions like "do zombies have souls?" (one of Jeremiah's real questions), just about anything you could think of.


Just be appreciative of all the things your mother has provided for you.  Regardless if she agreed or disagreed with any decisions you've made, you know she'll back you up no matter what and that's all because she LOVEs you. 


I love watching my son grow physically and mentally.  Having a child is truly a gift from God and my son is my wonderful blessing.  So hug your moms a little bit longer and tell them you love them.  Today is their special day.



date with Edward

It's been a month and a half since the release of Twilight on DVD. I couldn't decide whether or not I wanted to purchase a regular DVD or some special set. I finally decided why the hell not get the special edition 2-disc set. I was juiced about my purchase until I got an email letting me know that my order will not be shipped until mid-April. So I wait.....and wait.....and wait. Get another email stating that Since one or more of the items you ordered has been backorder for an extended period of time and its future availability is uncertain, we have cancelled your order. Nooooooooooooooo! Not cool at all. Until I get another email 4 days later telling me that my order has been shipped! :D (jumping for joy). I picked up my DVD on Monday and have a date to watch it this weekend, both disc.

So if I don't go out or respond to anyones calls, then you know why. I need my Twilight fix. Thx.

New Fave of the Moment #3

mouth-watering WATERMELON...
(hellaaaaaaa good)


Life in LA - Day 4 - Last Day

Check out me and MJ's new tats! She is the 'ying' to my 'yang'.

SIKE! hahaa, we didn't end up getting tats. But we did laugh about it as we passed a tattoo shop.

Anyways, our last day in LA. We're pretty much worn out but still try to make the best of our last day. Since we weren't sure if we checked out all the shops on Melrose the day before, that was our destination for today. So we called up Habib to pick us up in his taxi and take us to Melrose x Fairfax.

The NOT eating before going out has already become an LA habit. So our shopping experience today was such a drag, until we regained energy at 8 oz. Burger Bar. Not picture worthy because it wasn't that great. And P.S. our server had her tramp stamp exposed which I thought was very unprofessional. UGH!

Last photo in LA...

Well technically this is our last picture at LAX. So sad to go back to REALity. Boooooooooooooooo.

Thanks Lyss for the "Life in LA" experience. 43. We'll be back to do it even more LIVE!

"Life in LA is soooo insane" DAY 3 SUCCESSFUL & tired


Life in LA - Day 3

Ok, 2 more LA post to go...haha. Getting bored yet?

Sunday = Funday...a relaxing day to just chill and shop till we drop. Bad planning though. Woke up late and headed to Melrose Ave to shop. Keep in mind it's a bout 2pm and we haven't eaten yet. Then I realize, daym it's Sunday and shops usually close earlier on Sundays. FUCK! Oh well, we make our way to Melrose and don't even know where to start. We're freakin' hungry but don't want to miss all shops before they close, so we shop until we find a decent spot to eat at. NO FOOD=NO ENERGY to shop = NO BUENO.

It was my first time shopping on Melrose, so I pretty much went into every store that looked appealing to me. I bought way more than I should have. Ended up with like 5 dresses that I can't even wear until weather permits. Along the way, we saw these...

"Where the Wild Things" mural...pretty dope!
DIMEPIECE window installment for their S/S 09 collection - Plastic City at the Joyrich Store

OK, we pretty much waited till we got to the end of the strip to eat and ended up at Vienna Cafe. Food took forever to come out, or maybe it was just because we were that fuckin' hungry. Definitely worth the wait though. YUM-O.

Shops were closing and it was time to head out to meet MJ's fam for some Cuban cuisine. We ate at Versailles Cafe. Servers were all really nice and gave us recommendations on what to try. We had Yuca Frita (YUCK), roasted garlic chicken and some shredded beef dish that resembled calderata if your filipino, then you know what I mean. Still not really sure how to describe Cuban food. It's like filipino food and mexican food put together I guess.

Ahhh, the night is not over yet (and this post is getting too long) so basically we went out for one last hoo-rah at Opera/Crimson in Hollywood. Crimson was the most chill and had the best type of music out of the 3 we went to. BEST MUSIC I must repeat, yes it was that good. Better people too! hahahaa. This place cracks for a Sunday night.

MJ and I were so buzzed we had a convo about getting tats on our wrist the next day. It was the funniest shit ever. We were so juiced and so down...so check out my next LA blog to find out if we did or not. There was more debauchery later that night at the apt...till like 5am. Good times, good times.

"Life in LA is soooo INSANE" Day 3 - SUCCESSFUL