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Thank you, 2011

Dear 2011,
I want to say thank you because you've been such a wonderful year for me and for my family. I owe you a lot of different things, different opportunities and the like. Like many other years, you weren't perfect at all, but I want to thank you still for being fair enough and for giving me challenges along the way. I do feel braver, stronger and smarter now.

You made me stronger and smarter especially when it comes to choosing the right way to take; grabbing all the opportunities and other things constituting also to my personal views and lovelife.  I know, when it comes to the 'lovelife' thing I'm sort of a loser, and you 2011 made it difficult to get over. Then I'd still have to thank you for that - now that I've finally moved on, as I can see and reminisced myself during that process, I found it so funny and I felt like..hmm stupid at the same time (haha!). It's a tough year I must say. But through it all, I have all the hopes, dreams and wea…

Yey! EK!

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2011 is about to end, so I think this is the right time to upload some Enchanted Kingdom photos. I really want to go back to EK - I will pursue it this coming 2012.. I hope I could find time! :D
Alrighty, photos! Happy New Year, everyone!
All photos (c) Shainne Lim (That's me. Teehee!)

Midway Boardwalk
Play the game and win some awesome stuff! ;)
Rialto
Awesome EK Performers
Awesome EK Performers
Flying Fiesta
Flying Fiesta
Flying Fiesta
Harry Houdini's Magic Shop
Wheel of Fate
Harry Houdini's Magic Shop
EKStreme
Toys! :)
Carousel Enchanted Kingdom
Enchanted Kingdom

We Might As Well Be Strangers

by Keane


I don't know your face no more
Or feel the touch that I adore
I don't know your face no more
It's just the place I'm lookin' for
We might as well be strangers in another town
We might as well be living in another world


This was me 3 or 4 months ago... Telling myself, telling the whole world that perhaps it's good that we treat each other as strangers; well it started to that thing so it should be the ending too. But that was 3 or 4 months ago. No biggie. Now? It's a different story. *insert wonderful smile here*

Enough of the drama, I'm saying my advance hello and doing some advance wave to 2012! Cheers! ;)

Sandwich Pad

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This morning, I woke up very hungry. As I was looking for something to eat, I found this sandwich and my eyes sparkled. It was soooo yummy to see.. then I realized that it was just a notepad. Arrrgghh, I was too hungry to handle this, it's too cute to be just a notepad.

Tomorrow, I shall have a wonderful and super delish breakfast. ;)

Sandwich for breakfast! Yehey!
Looks really yummy!
And oh, it's a notepad.



Derenz Raeden Lim

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My baby cousin: Derenz Raeden Lim









"There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure." - Mark Twain


"A boy is a magical creature, you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. You can get him out of your study, but you can't get him out of your mind. Might as well give up; he is your captor, your jailer, your boss and your master, a freckled-faced, pint-sized, cat-chasing bundle of noise. But when you come home at night with only shattered pieces of your hopes and dreams, he can mend them like new with two magic words..."Hi, Dad!""- Allan Marshall Beck

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

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The IMAX Edition!


Yesterday, my family watched Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and it was the IMAX experience. Before I say 'we're freezing inside the cinema' I must give a superb A for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol! Brad Bird really worked hard for this film to give the audience a breath taking stunts, effects and all sort. He made it! As the IMF is shut down, there's a nuclear war and the bombing that caused Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue and even indomitable to clear their organization's name. It was definitely and absolutely the start of the Ghost Protocol and the mission that isn't impossible-to-make-it-happen at all.

We love the humor of each character, a great combination with all the action packed scenes constituted with all the unbeatable stunts! With the all new improved and organized comeback of Mission Impossible, I have to say that it is mission accomplished. Tom Cruise is hotter than ever. The effects were really wild and it made …

Merry Christmas 2011

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
and a Happy New Year!
It's indeed a Merry Christmas for me and for my family, well even though they are sleeping now and I'm the only one who's awake and battling with the slow internet connection, it doesn't matter to me anymore... or it does but not that really big deal at all since it's Christmas time! ;)

I'm very thankful that we have food to eat, and I have a happy and awesome family to be with me to celebrate this wonderful birthday of Jesus Christ. I'm blessed, I'm happy, I feel awesome, I have superb friends too, and yes I couldn't ask for more.

We tend to wish for something, and when I say something it's definitely a 'material thing'. We always wanted what's best for us (of course, right?!) - the best gadgets, best dresses, best shoes, best everything, that sometimes we tend to take simple things for granted, that we are on the set o…

Very Beary

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It all started one evening as I was checking all my stuff at home, I accidentally found a cute bear puppet that I supposed wasn't mine because I was very surprised and wow-ed when I first saw it. It then made me wonder where it came from. It seems really really cuddly and cute so I tried playing with it, I even tried different dance and pose. Haha, it's really soft! I felt like I'm a kid again - the one who likes new toys and that having a new one is what makes the world go round and round. How I miss those days: before, the only thing you should worry about is your toy, the new toy in the mall that you want to buy, and the tantrums and the stubbornness of you specifically on those times when your momsie and papsie didn't allow you to purchase your prospected toy and you will be sad and lonely then finally they will give you what you want.. hahaha, brat! Since it's Christmas season, I always think that Christmas is a great excuse for kids to have new toys (just lik…

Pirates: The Dinner

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Real good friends, real good life. And I say.. Yeah! Last night, The Pirates went to dinner and also to witness some stuff that we could say... cool. We were really happy to see each other, we shared some stories, craziness and laughed once again just like before. The start of this last semester of our life wasn't nice at all; we knew that we're going to be away from each other because we need to have our different companies for internship. The process was severely sad, and yes, it's a part of life. Oh, the drama.

We had fun sharing new stories, jokes (even the corny ones), updates about life and anything not funny for others yet hilarious for us. The night was crazy. We didn't make it to the complete count, maybe next time we can (I'm hopeful). The boys really had so much fun - they went to Eastwood after and did the clubbin' thing, of course, there's fishing too. Hahaha! Now, we're still waiting for the photos to be uploaded, and I guess it'll tak…

The thoughts of gaming and Need for Speed: The Run

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Need for Speed: The Run, in an "underground world of illicit, high-stake racing". As i was browsing through different reviews, I must say I'm getting really stoked about Need for Speed, wait for it... The Run. I'm not really what you call a 'gamer' but I do play games/videogames whenever possible, whenever I'm the mood to play (well, I'm always in the mood to play) and whenever my schedule permits me.

When I was a kid (the days of family computer, gameboy and playstation) I always find time to escape siesta or nap time to play videogames. I couldn't stay long outside, run and play with my kiddo neighbors around our village due to some.. hmm. not really good health condition - as a kid I'm not that healthy though I'm energetic, I'm always the skinny one, oh well, until now I'm still the skinny one or I believe, the sexy one! (hahaha!). So back to the gaming stuff.. Playing video games was the real last resort to devastate my boring…

Escape

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This girl wants to glide, escape/get away from the earth to be with Thor; and if being with the hammer man isn't suitable.. other options would be: Do good - be a Jedi Master, be a girl version of Darth Vader, stroll around the city with Batman or be a Batgirl. Any of those.

This life isn't really lonely at all.. well, if you know how to cheer yourself up.

Immortals

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Since the rain didn't stop from pouring and actually made the whole Saturday gloomy, I've decided to drag my cousin to the cinema to see the movie 'Immortals', then the stoked moment came along.

Immortals (2011) written by Charley Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides and directed by Tarsem Singh, starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt and more was a film based on Greeks myths of Theseus, a peasant who became a demi-god or actually became an immortal in line with Zeus, Athena and among other Greek gods and goddesses. The film was previously named Dawn of War and War of the Gods before it became or officially named as Immortals; Theseus is a mortal man whom chosen by Zeus to lead the fight with the antagonist King Hyperion who wants to obtain a weapon and devastate humanity. I really don't want to spoil it by telling the whole story here, just a little background for you will be fine, yes? ;)

I was amazed by the movie, I could say that I was really blown away.…

Rainy Friday

There's always a good and a bad in almost everything. Just like for this day that I have gone into the maximum level of my devastated emotions that while walking on the road earlier with the rain falling, my tears fell and were not suitable for everyone to see, a tearjerker situation that made me twist my ankle literally and figuratively.
I don't know if that 'emotions are fleeting' is true (for now) because mine is nailing me down that it matches the blur of my life right now. It feels cold and somewhat heavenly but I'm dealing on the contrary, maybe because I'm not happy of what I'm doing, and I cannot choose the other path I'm seeing for some reason that the world shouldn't know yet.
The rain is pouring non-stop, it makes me remember emo things and I know it isn't good, this is not me. Well, that's the bad part of today.. the good side is: I got the chance to spend time with my grandpa today, talking about politics and how I should act on…

Waddup D.

The first night is kinda gloomy, feeling sad, maybe. My eyes hurts in crying too much because of a nightmare. That, led me to fearsome day, I may not want to blink my eyes nor sleep for I can see the darkness and the creepiness of the unforgettable dream. I may be alive but on that dream I was dead. In all white, crying so hard and saying goodbye to people I love. I just couldn't take it much longer.

I could feel the month of December. Christmas spirit everywhere, giving gifts and Christmas plans are bound to shine. It's been a tough week for me. The last week of November made me feel alone, literally alone. My grandfather undergone an operation accompanied by my grandmother, I wanted to be with them in the hospital but I just can't, I have work and other activities that should be taken first before anything else. My grandmother told me that they'll be fine, and now, they are fine. They'll be home on Sunday, and I am really looking forward to that. I missed them so…

Thank You November

I'm saying goodbye to you November, you've been so intense and actually nice to me.
I know each moment all I could think is how stressful life can be.
You proved to me that I was wrong.
Life is fun, life is good, all I need is to get along.
My heart is pounding, jumping, gliding.
Thankful for each day that you made me feel like flying.

Maybe hosting jobs can pay the bills.
Articles can take the hills.
With pencil, eraser and sketch pad on the table.
I think I would be able
to fix this life and won't pop it like a bubble.

I'm saying goodbye to you November, you've been so intense and actually nice to me.
I love how each day went well and free
like a bird flying high, higher than a tree.
Thank you November you made it so Weee!

Pensive

I am sitting down, wibbly you can say
I want to eat pizza like this day is a holiday
I am bored to death but conceptualizing areas of emptiness
I am lame I know yet I could be on the the top of my awesomeness

Pen isn't fine and thoughts are scattered
Just like my life now I know it's shattered
Messages and calls are in a mute level
Wondering whom to tell about my life that's swivel

Devastated and dull thinking of skull
The boredom is awesome make me feel foul
Programs are slow, contrary to Need for Speed
Evaluating my thoughts like planting seeds

All alone in the corner pensively looking at the chair
Absorbing life and thinking if it's fair
Demeanor won't let me down if I will care
This love I feel, perhaps, I'm willing to share

Famishing for acceptance
Longing for guidance
This path I'm taking could be lack of substance
Though I'm down, I know I'm strong.. Although I'm bored I still know to get along.

The life of the..ugh. whatever

(Thursday, November 17, 2011)

It was a lazy day and I really wanted to sleep, so what happened to "I don't care if I have work tomorrow, I don't want to sleep yet.. Online games for this Wednesday night and I can't stop thinking about Skyim" tweet? So my eyes and my mind were paying for the stubbornness of last night... but one thing remained constant.. I still can't stop thinking about Skyrim, I badly want it.

This OJT thing is quite fun, just balanced or maybe there's really something wrong with my inner self (I guess, I need to have fun). Waking up early each day (which is fine because I'm now a morning person convert), heading to QC every morning, walking a really long way, eating lunch alone and thinking about my dreams and how screwed I am each day. I should be good at work for me to learn more and apparently get a good grade. Perhaps, the reason why I feel this way is because.. I miss school. I super miss school. I miss my friends, my classmate…

Never be the same

It's raining outside, and actually pouring gallons and gallons of rain water inside me. It's early in the morning, the requirement is to start the day so right. Well, I guess, this is right for me.
(I've been checking myself everyday if I'm doing good or if I'm just pretending to be one.)

The unforeseen events were evil, then with that, I did not know how to handle the shenanigans of life. For now, I could say I'm okay, though, I can't help but to think about those stuff that I really wanted to be on their perfect time and place before. I think the world did the right thing for them as well as for me.. 'cause if not, maybe I'm not smarter and stronger than I am today.

It's already November, it's been a year since the journey of pretending and complicated to be "us" started (and actually over). I thought I was happy, actually I've been happy, really really happy.. during the first 5 to 6 months or so. Perhaps, there's really…

A blast from the past! Woot!

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I was so addicted to this game, Bust a Groove. My cousins and I used to play this game all day all night when we were younger ; so I therefore missed all the chances to grow tall - by sleeping during the afternoon or to have siesta, that's why right now I only stand 5'2'' hahaha. Nevertheless, I enjoyed Bust A Groove 1 and 2 and the old Playstation (Playstation 1) so much. I'm missing all the characters (my favorite characters were Kitty-N, Frida and Shorty hee hee) and different stages including the songs they used to play on each character stadium.

Nostalgia, you're everywhere.

Perspicacity

I couldn't understand myself, when I'm stressed I want to be relaxed, when I'm relaxed I want to be stressed. Oh wait, I'm normal. This is a sign of real individuality, because I know normal human beings are being like this sometimes, or most of the time, depending on the individual. I'm stuck at home, craving for something new and enjoying the internet so much. I'm fighting the paroxysm of boredom, and I'm currently maximizing the use of my books here at home. I don't want to be a like an automaton just because I don't have anything to do, that's why instead of being stuck and being such a statue-like stuff, I'm feeding my mind for me to learn something really different from all of those lessons and lectures I had in school - from my professors and instructors.

Aside from reading books, I'm also engaged in watching a lot of shows and news programs on TV this past few boring days of mine. Those news made me sigh, sad or even be peeved. F…

Duh, I'm bored.

Clinging to the bum life with nothing to do is not fun anymore. I think I'm bored and I can't wait for a new activity to fill in my life. This somewhat independent life is hard, not all the time you have your friends with you to talk about anything you really want to talk about, plus these nerd ideas or thoughts of mine aren't tolerable after all. And now, I'm on the emo side, I guess no one understands me. Hahaha! This is horrible.

I am not used to create tight bonds with the couch, home floor and the kitchen feeling all day. I want to be busy again. I've said this before: Being stressed is better than being bored, and I know right now, indeed it's true. Well, perhaps I need a good friend that can resist and tolerate all my absurd demeanor and can relate to all the nerd things that I'm currently processing in my mind. I am sure about my innervation, I want this to be clear: I am not sad, I am just bored, and that two shows a lot of difference from each oth…

Halloween 2011

Last night was really great, felt like everything was good. The kids went around the neighborhood in their costumes with their cute buckets and jack-o-lantern stuff, asking for candies with the "happy Halloween!" shouts. Some of them looked-like Disney Princesses, pirates, monsters, witches and cartoon characters, they really looked cute and awesome.

The neighborhood annually celebrates a Halloween party including the trick or treat adventure of cute kids to different houses around our village. I hope I could join the trick or treat too, I want to be a kid again; when I was little we didn't have this kind of Halloween celebration in the neighborhood, my cousins and I were just scaring ourselves out because of the monsters and different spirits that actually claiming presence during this season. My cousin once told me that some of the spirits were impertinent and others were really good, I don't know if I shall believe those but apparently some of them were really hau…

Dance Floor Perspective

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A perfect song for my life is required; perhaps, for me to know what I should feel in every situation or maybe I just want a background music because I don't want moments to be dull. I am not sure.. I love music, I love everything about it.

Like Charlie (the character in this book), I can't stay on the sideline forever. If I want to feel 'infinite' I should take the courage to change my own songs from time to time and see life on the dance floor perspective. That I know, I should not be dancing sway when the tune is hip-hop or so. Probably, the best thing to do is to improve my unique perspective.

Many individuals get to be involved at things.. and I think by these things, people should take into consideration that.. Life doesn't stop for anybody, we should keep going.. even if things are starting to devastate us.

Dark Hallway

She was alone in a dark hallway, thinking about a man; probably the romance that they had in the past. It was an uneasy thing for her, a little awkward to take, that no matter how hard she tried to throw away her feelings, she knew, it was impossible.
Almost everything was about him, each minute, hour, days and months, that for her he became her life. In that dark hallway, she was looking for an answer, enjoying the silence and formulating all of her thoughts and ideas with tears falling down her face. It was too painful, too uncompromising and crucial.

She thought that man was different, she believed, she engaged her whole being to him, not knowing it will not be worth it. Something unexpected happened, there was another aspect, another person involved: another female was in the picture - third party. She was in her lowest moments, didn't know how to survive, didn't know what to do. The only thing that kept her going was the reality of life, that -- people come and go, others…

Getaway - Pamarta Bali Beach Resort

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I landed on a great sphere of life. The place was really beautiful and I would not want to blink my eyes, I could see the best thing - this was the greatest reverie. It was a tranquil place that made my heart skipped a beat, it removed all my disappointments and frustrations, and I could say, I was happy and contented.

Philippines is a wonderful country.The inner piece of the place can excite me and amuse me in every single way. I am a Filipino, and I would say that it's a pity of me and it's a poorness of me to not appreciate what I have and what I can see right now.. and by this I could also utter, I am a real Filipino and I am proud of it.

Pamarta Bali Beach Resort, Bataan is the perfect getaway for this sembreak. After the stressful days, with all the depressions and frustrations you had for the past semester would actually fade away with this kind of place; the people are very friendly and accommodating, you could easily talk to them or interview them about the place and …

Big Sister

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(5 days ago)



Sample illustration for Reeza's (my cousin) school project; I'd rather draw than to help her do her math homework. In addition to the stress, Charles is whining about his Music assignment and now I'm helping him to identify musical notes.
World, you are testing my elementary skills. This is really solid, mind you.

Tiredness and Good Vibes

I need more time. As always.

Time is very important for all of us for.. Time is life. It's sembreak already and I still feel so tired about things and scenes of my wonderful life, it's a positive tiredness by the way. Why do I keep whining about all of these things if I consider the whole a positive tiredness? Well, the answer is.. I don't know. It's kinda a 'mindset' for most of us that doing a lot of activities constitute to stress and pressure, actually, not all the time.

I've been through different events, presentations, academic activities and the like; I felt so happy and blessed regarding stuff and I always look up to the positive side of life. In my field, pressure is always working its best, doing everything to achieve its finest; and one thing you should consider to survive is the right way on how to handle the so called 'pressure'. At first, I don't know how to handle pressure right, there was a point in my life that it manipulated me…

Holy Crepe!

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This photo was taken a few days ago. My friend Rara and I decided to meet up before setting up everything for the fashion show, we felt really horrible during that time; we couldn't eat much, and moments were spent for thinking so hard. As much as I wanted to burst out the reason why.. I just can't. We're moving on.

At present, we're now stable. Feelings are already okay and we're really blessed (yehey!). Those horrible days are gone and we're dealing on the positive and happy side now.

Side note: Looking forward for an out of town trip this week!! Excited!!

This post seems to be kinda off topic, I know. Hee hee, so.. therefore, to fit in.. I'm now craving for mango crepe with chocolate syrup and some good stories from my great friends!

Rocky Road

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The roads are getting rocky. Life is getting really hard. Typhoons, earthquakes and other calamities couldn't break or destroy me (I was believing that it won't). In a snap of a finger everything can change: You're happy now then you're sad later, you're fighting for something and after a minute you're almost giving up. Scenarios are changing and there's nothing you can do to maintain it by the way you want it to be.

There are things about this world that I couldn't or perhaps wouldn't be able to understand at all. but with that, it's making the better life be the best, making the bright world brighter and making life fun and lovely. Indeed, it's definitely interesting. It's fun to wonder.

Just like any normal human being, this life is also testing me how far my feet will take me, how far I can go and if the saying 'better bend than break' can be true to life. Finding solutions and making decisions are hard to do, but proclaimin…