Ang Wallpaper ng Walang Boyfriend

I suppose I should be updating this blog with a lot more than this, on account of my sister being here the past week and that I’m not actually an artist and all that, but when I think about it, who really cares about what happened with my sister’s visit? And who in the world wide web who isn’t my family, would be interested in my cousin’s new baby and all that stuff? My friends who are interested, I would rather tell the stories in person, or over YM. And so to avoid writing a long blog post about recent events, which not a lot of people will want to read anyway, I’m posting this instead. But it comes with an anecdote, too, so I guess that still makes me talkative as ever.

So I noticed that on Z’s laptop (It’s an ASUS Eee PC.), the wallpaper of the desktop was a picture of her and her boyfriend. I said, “Yuck, is that seriously your wallpaper?”

Oh wait, I guess I should tell you first that Z and her boyfriend aren’t really the mushy lovey-dovey couple. So I found it weird that her computer’s wallpaper was a picture of the two of them together.

“So what?” she countered, and we just laughed.

Later on, when I turned my computer on, I remembered that ever since I got it, I never really changed the wallpaper into something other than one of the default wallpapers that the operating system (Windows XP) had, except that time that I was really obsessed about The Big Bang Theory and so I changed the wallpaper into something related to that, but I changed it back to another default image just a few weeks later.

My current wallpaper then was this:

wall

“Ako tignan mo wallpaper ko,” I said to Z and showed her my computer monitor. “Default. Ang wallpaper ng walang boyfriend.”

We both laughed. And that is what inspired me to make this:

Windows Default Wallpapers: Ang Wallpaper ng Walang Boyfriend
Windows Default Wallpapers: Ang Wallpaper ng Walang Boyfriend

Disclaimer: Images belong to Microsoft and I’m not making any money from this.

Download n’yo na lang kung gusto n’yo at applicable din sa inyo! Hehehe! πŸ˜‰ (Click on the image to download.)

BTW, I’m not a real artist, so isa lang ang size nito, and kayo na lang mag-resize and stuff. Sorry naman, hindi talaga ako marunong gumawa nito, trip ko lang ngayon. And yeah, this is my desktop’s wallpaper now. Hehe.

My Hand Hurts T_T

Somewhat girly rant post. You have been warned.

Story #1 – My mouse ran out of batteries

Because I’m a lazy scatterbrain, I kept forgetting to buy new batteries for my wireless mouse, even thoughΒ I already knew that it was running out (because I kept taking it out and then putting it back in just to be able to shut down my computer last Thursday). The result: I wasn’t able to use my computer for the entire weekend. And the result of that: Lower karma in Plurk, and I missed a LOT of updates, specifically in the Livejournal communities that I’m a part of. And this is kind of significant because last weekend was the Comic Con weekend in the U.S. (You know, the famous San Diego Comic Con), and that means that there were lots of The Big Bang Theory news. Now, there’s so much that I don’t have time to read all of ’em anymore. 😦 But, I wouldn’t have traded my weekend for anything, so I guess it’s really not that bad.

Story #2 – Dinig Sana Kita was so worth the trip to Glorietta to pick up the tickets to it, and to CCP to see the movie

My friend K was raving about it and even wanted to see it again so I invited my best friend E to see it with me last Saturday. It was the Gala Performance, but didn’t start until 6:15PM so we had merienda at Teriyaki Boy across CCP. πŸ™‚

I’m not a big fan of Teriyaki Boy, especially since the Teriyaki Boy Chicken suddenly seemed skinless and, smaller. But I have to say that I’m happy about their sushi line (I mean, the new makis). πŸ™‚ Crazy California Maki Roll and their sauce is really yummy. πŸ™‚ And I guess they have good service, too because to date, I’ve left 2 items in a Teriyaki Boy restaurant (an umbrella and mineral water bottles — in the CCP branch, and Net Quad Branch), and I got them back both times. πŸ˜€

We got to see a few celebrities when we were in CCP (which was partly the reason I wanted to be there during the Gala Performance). Boy Abunda and Mylene Dizon were the only ones well-known, and I had my picture taken with both of them (haha! ang babaw talaga ng kaligayahan ko!)Β but the actress who played the lead character’s mom in the movie was standing next to us in the line to the entrance, and she talked a little bit to us, too. Well, actually, she only talked to E, to apologize for letting her friend cut in line (behind her and therefore in front of us), but it was really fine with us since they’re friends anyway.

The movie was great. πŸ™‚ My first time to see deaf Filipino actors and actresses, and having to read subtitles because I can’t understand sign language. The only sign language I know is the alphabet (all girls know this, trust me. and if you know a girl who doesn’t know this, tell her to learn! it’s fun!), but I don’t know it as well as the deaf community because they spell out words really really fast. I can’t even read it.

I won’t tell you the story or even a review of why it was good. But I will say that it was so good, it brought me to tears. But it wasn’t that serious. There were a lot of silly laugh-out-loud moments. Really, it was a great movie. πŸ™‚ And I hope it wins so that it’s sure to come out on DVD. πŸ˜€

E and I even stood up as the credits rolled and the cast appeared on stage. We clapped our hands until the credits were finished. I love curtain calls. They’re the best part of any show.

As for the other Cinemalaya movies, I kind of feel bad that I didn’t get to see them, because they all really seem interesting. So maybe I’ll just wait for them to be shown in the regular cinemas, or on DVD, too.

Afterwards, we ate at Icebergs, also across the CCP Complex and almost along the sea. Sisig w/ Rice + Boneless Bangus in Mango Adobo Sauce and Kahlua Chocolate Sundae = πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

I should probably post pictures. Maybe I will, when I get to download the pictures that I took (For the reason why I haven’t transferred the pictures from my camera to my computer yet, see Story #1).

I felt kind of sad when we had to go home, because I really wanted to eat more ice cream (although I was really full by then), but the day had to end, so and E and I took a bus along Roxas Ave. to Las PiΓ±as. Or at least we thought we did. But when I told the conductor where I wanted to go, he said, “Ah, papuntang Dasma ‘yung bus na’to.”

Right. What’s the first rule in using public transportation?!?! Read the signs. Anyway, we just got off at Baclaran to take another bus, the right one this time. But I feel kind of bad for having to pay almost double the fare needed just to get home, and for boarding the wrong bus. Oh well. I got home in one piece, and I guess I learned some sort of a lesson, too.

Story #3 – My hand hurts T_T

And now we come to the title story of my hand hurting. I wish it were for a glamorous reason, but it’s really not. It actually has to do with public transportation again — there was no room to sit, so I was standing in the bus I rode earlier to get to work. I was standing for at least 25 minutes, which isn’t really a big feat, except that it was so crowded, I couldn’t breathe (BTW, it was a non-airconditioned bus), and my stupid bag decided that that was the perfect time for its strap to break. So, I couldn’t hang it on my shoulder anymore and had to carry it with my hand, while hanging on to the bar on the back of the seat in front of me.

Something I Learned: There really are no more gentlemen left in this world.

Something I Decided: I would rather be late than stand in a crowded bus again.

Something I Thought Of: My personal hell would probably be that— standing in a crowded non-airconditioned bus that’s going really really fast, and I can’t use my hands to hold on to anything, because I’m using them to carry really heavy stuff.

But still I was able to manage to type this blog entry. πŸ˜›

Hope you all have a happy week. πŸ˜€

What’s To Come

Wow. It’s the first time in 2 weeks that I’m sitting at my desk at home and typing this on my own computer. There had been a lot of work lately (in fact there’sΒ  lot of work still), and get-togethers with friends and beach outings with the family that it’s only now that I found the time to sit and write. And even now I’m not writing anything all that important (not that I ever do). I have so many drafts I still haven’t published because they’re all unfinished–thoughts have been swimming in my head and there are just too many that I can’t complete them and write a decent blog entry. So instead, I’m writing this — what’s to come for the month of March, or the rest of 2009.

Is it really March already?? But I’m still in New Year mode! How can summer already start, when I still haven’t put away my Christmas presents? (Oh no wait, that doesn’t count. I never put away my Christmas gifts. Hahaha!) And worse, how can it be March 2009 when I still haven’t taken the computer dust covers out of their plastic bags and actually put them on my computer?!?!

Gosh, a year on Earth is short, isn’t it? In my mind, my computer is still new, but the calendar says that it’s almost a year old. And that means that this blog is also almost a year old. No wonder a lot of people have come up with metaphors on how time passes so quickly. I’m sure you’ve heard/read most of ’em, so I won’t repeat them here. But I have however, just brought up something that’s to come this month — my blog/computer’s 1st year anniversary. Woohoo! I know, I know, a computer turning a year old is nothing special to most people (it might in fact be the opposite of special, because that means that it’s already an old model), but this being my first major purchase ever, I kind of feel sentimental about it. Sentimental in the sense that there is something I miss — my savings! How on Earth was I able to save enough money last year to buy myself a computer? I’m completely broke now. I think I’m even in debt. I don’t want to check because I’m afraid of the results. But, I don’t know. Hopefully something will come (hint hint — if you have lots of money, care to send me some? πŸ˜‰ hehehe).

Anyway, whatever. Why did I choose my computer’s anniversary as the first “event” to happen this month? There are actually lots that are coming, such as:

1. Family Outings and More Family Outings – My mom is a nazi when it comes to family outings. Seriously. She’d plan tours for the family weeks (months, sometimes years) in advance and force you to free your schedule. The good thing about it is that when the day that we’ll be traveling comes, everything’s already fixed–transport, food, money matters, etc. The bad thing is that we all have to follow her military-ish schedule. So, I know I’m a bit too old to still be going on trips with my parents but whatever. When you like to travel, you travel with anyone. And my parents aren’t bad company anyway. This year, we’ve already gone to Dumaguete and Punta Fuego. The next places to visit (assuming they all push through) are the Hundred Islands and Boracay. So I’m all excited about the Pangasinan trip because I’ve never been there before, but not so much for the Boracay trip since I’ve been there twice before, and most of my friends tell me that it just gets worse every year. Right. I guess we’ll just have to see.

2. Get-togethers with Friends – It’s almost just like Christmas. Friends suddenly get in touch. Although this time it’s to ask you if you want to go traveling with them. Not that I mind. I love it. It’s just a bit hard to find a schedule that works for everyone, and a budget that everyone agrees with, or even a place that everybody would like. But just in case you were curious, I’m going with my friends this summer to the following places: the beach, the spa, and the Mernel’s Cake Store in Los BaΓ±os. So I can miss the beach and the spa trip (and just go somewhere else with my friends), but the Mernel’s Cake Store is non-negotiable. One way or another, I will get to eat those cakes. I should put a sign on the back of my shirt that says–WILL TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES FOR CAKE. (Just in case you didn’t get it, that’s a spoof of the “Will Work for Food” sign thingie.) Hehehe.

3. Global Financial Crisis – What?!?! There’s something like this on my fluffy shallow superficial blog?!?! Nah, this is just my justification as to why I don’t have any money these days. ‘Eh kung buong mundo nga naghihirap ‘eh, ako pa kaya!??! I wonder how I will be able to afford all the gimiks I have planned. I mean, it’s not just the transportation and accommodation fees that you have to think about, but the food you’ll eat and the clothes you’ll wear, and the sunblock you’ll use, and the shampoo for your hair (napansin n’yo bang nag-rhyme ako? πŸ˜‰ hehe ), and the flip flops for your feet, and the people you’ll greet — what?! Basta mag-rhyme lang! Hehe. No, seriously. I am in a sort of very unstable situation with regard to money matters (but it’s not my fault. the whole world is like this at the moment. — hehe defensive talaga!), and it’s not just the summer trips I’m worried about but the day-to-day stuff like lunch, and bus fares… How will it all work out? I think I’m gonna have to just wait and see.

And, what else? What else is going to happen this month?

Oh, that’s right! Watchmen opens on Friday, Eraserheads – The Final Set is on Saturday, and I’m watching the musical I Love You, Because with my friends on Sunday!

There really are lots and lots that’s going to happen this month, aren’t there? I wonder how many blog entries I’ll write this time.

Lazy Lazy

I am the laziest person in the world.

There are a lot of stuff I really need to do. Important stuff. And I know I’ll have a harder time doing them when work starts tomorrow (or should I say later). But what did I do all Sunday?

I watched CSI and Numb3rs and a bunch of J-dorama episodes. 😐 I swear, I am the laziest person in the world.

πŸ˜₯ Instead of writing this blog entry, I should just sleep so I can be more productive tomorrow. But… being responsible and industrious and studious and productive is so hard.

I’ll end this with a piece of news and a joke instead.

News first: We just bought a computer table. Now, I don’t have to use my desk (yes, the wooden desk that opens and closes) anymore. At least, not to put the computer on it. But the bad side is that the monitor will probably face towards the door, hence I might not be able to watch J-doramas sitting on the bed, which is such a shame because I don’t like watching shows on the computer while sitting on the computer chair. It’s too close to the screen, it hurts my eyes. And another down side is that there will now be even less space in the room, what with the addition of new furniture and all. Oh well, we’ll see how it goes.

And comes the joke, which actually isn’t a joke but more of an anecdote:

Our house phone received the weirdest wrong number call ever today. At least, it’s the weirdest I’ve encountered.

*ring*ring*

Me: Hello?
Person on other end: Hello? Mag-inquire lang ho ako kung anu-ano ‘yung requirements para magpakasal sa inyo.
Me: Huh? Ah, sorry wrong number.
Person on other end: Ha? Dito ba ‘yung 8**-****?
Me: Tama ‘yung number, pero… (thinks) residence po ito.
Person on other end: Ah… Ganoon ba? Sorry.

*hangs up*

I know, we all encounter wrong numbers every now and then. But it’s the first time I encountered anything like that. I actually wanted to tell her “Okay bye, and congratulations!” Hahaha. But well, I’m not friendly, so I didn’t. I also thought of saying, “Requirements for marriage? Well, firstly, you’ll need a groom.” Haha!

Okay, it’s not as funny as I thought it would be, but it entertained me nonetheless.

Have a happy week everyone! πŸ™‚