Thursday, July 23, 2009

how Couchsurfing changed me

What I love about Couchsurfing is how it mixes up my life in colourful ways that I cannot imagine. It opened up so many windows for me and made me view the world in a totally different light. The world indeed is smaller than you think. Everything seems to be reachable and not as intimidating as you think it'd be.

For those who don’t know what Couchsurfing is, well, it is an online community of backpackers where you get to “surf” or stay in each other’s couches (not mutually exclusive); but essentially you get to travel and meet locals and go to places that tourists don’t know about; because travelling isn’t only about hotel rooms and tourist spots, it is the people you meet along the way that makes it even more special. Well, Couchsurfing makes you do that.

I think Couchsurfing is a tool for you to meet the people you never would have able to meet anywhere else. It’s like a portal and I guess if destiny permits then you meet. I am a big believer of destiny, not just on love, but also in friendships. I have made good friends from Couchsurfing.

Couchsurfing literally changed my life and I think it is the best thing that’s ever happened to travelling since cheap flights!

PS. Again, this is not a paid advertisment this is just my personal testimony. Couchsurfing is also a non-profit organization

Monday, July 13, 2009

Just Because It's Saturday!

My friend Shasha organized a just-because-it’s-Saturday party at Linden Suites in Ortigas last Saturday. I came early, just in time to help her organize the food and hog the Wii Rock Band drum set. Lol. Apparently, there were only 8 of us who were coming and yet the food was good for 20.

Party isn’t a party until there is alcohol, so Kelly, her husband, and I went down to the convenience store to buy a thousand pesos worth of drinks. The night was fun with all silliness and catching up.

At around 10, drinking started to get heavier and Kelly said he has a card game prepared. It was a drinking game! I love drinking games! It’s fun to be silly and blame it on the alcohol.

I want to share how ridiculously funny the game is and how we played it:

So you get a deck of cards, lay it on a table wrong side up of course. Then everyone gets a turn to pick a card in random, and each card has a corresponding consequence or rule.

A – I’ve never card
You have to finish the sentence “I’ve never” example, I’ve never been drunk before. So all those who’s been drunk before needs to take a shot! So when I got the card, I intentionally wanted 2 of the married guys to drink, so I said, “I’ve never asked anyone to marry me before!” hahaha

2 – 2 shot card
You should down a shot and give the other one to whomever you want.

3 – 3 shot card
You should down a shot and give the other two to whomever you want.

4 – Category Game
The person who got the card can start a Category and each person in the game has to say a word related to it. Say, Jeans! Levis, Guess, 7, and the person who can’t think of anything within 5 seconds has to drink.

5 – Moose card
Everyone has to put their thumb at their temple and wave all other 4 fingers, like so...

the last one to do this has to drink a shot, of course.

6 – Shut up Card
One has to shut up in the duration of the game until the next 6 card is drawn! Haha. A sound is equivalent to a shot.

7 – 7 and divisible by 7 card
The game starts at 1 and goes around, but anyone who says any number with the number 7 or is divisible by 7 has to drink a shot. The next time another 7 card is drawn, pick up where you left off. Stupid mistake I made, at 69, I knew 70 was divisible by 7 and so I shouted loud and proud “71!” HAHAHA

8 – Mixed-drink card
Whoever gets this card has to drink whatever concoction their friends will mix for them, in Cheche’s case, I mixed beer, gin, peanuts, and avocado shake! Gross!

9 – Slave Card
You get to choose whomever you want to turn into your slave until the next 9 card is drawn. Get you a glass of water or whatever you please, master!

10 – Storytelling game
Each person has to say 1 word to start a story, the next one has to repeat the 1st word and add another one: Once, Once upon, Once upon a, Once upon a time... so on and so forth. Whoever forgets a word or adds more than 1 word to the story, has to drink a shot!

J – Reverse I’ve never card
Same rules but if I say, “I’ve never been drunk before,” then those who’s never been drunk before has to drink. LOL

Q – Toilet Pass
This is the only time you can go to the toilet.

K – Rule Card
You can make whatever rule you want in the game. Neil made us dance the whole time we were playing. We were only allowed to stop until someone else draws a King card and make a new rule.

Try this at any party and for sure it will be a hit!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Angel of Fashion

You know how sometimes you wake up in the morning you pick up the jeans from yesterday and just put on a tshirt and go or sometimes you look in the mirror and you change your top at least 5 times and change your bottom at least 2 times but you still end up hating what you’re wearing; but sometimes you wake up and you automatically know what you’re gonna wear. You walk into your closet pick out the top, pick out the bottom and they just...match! then you know just the shoes to wear with it, the right bag that goes with it and the accessories to accentuate it.

I woke up today and I felt that. I felt the presence of the Angel of Fashion (AOF). The AOF is like the tooth fairy. She’s not your typical fairy either. She doesn’t wear those ball gowns with her hair up. She doesn’t look the same to everyone. The AOF looks like you, she is you but in fashionable clothes. You can imagine her floating beside you leading you to your closet and making you pick out the right clothes.

After shower, I walked to my closet picked out this black blouse I haven’t wore in a long time, these shorts I’ve had for the longest time but never wore (because I don’t know what to match with it). They just looked right together, and I chose the right shoes, bags and necklace! It was so easy! It doesn't follow that if you work in the fashion business that the AOF will come to you naturally. Oh no.

Now that I look so fabulous, I feel like I owe my outfit a night out. So I have been texting left and right asking friends if they wanna hang out tonight and before 10 o’clock in the morning I have been turned down 3x. Haha. But I will not give up, it is my responsibility, it is my duty to show people my clothes.

For those who will see me tonight, Congratulations! hahaha