Monday, January 25, 2010

Work Hard, Be Kind

"All I ask is one thing... Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it's my least favorite quality. It doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen." 

- Conan O'Brien, 01/22/10

Tinamaan ako... right through the heart. This line got me so bad that I made it my shoutout on FB and Twitter, and now I'm blogging about it. Add that it was Conan O'Brien who said this in his final Tonight Show on NBC (anyone who knows me well knows that I am one huge Coco fan). Did you guys know he was Class Valedictorian in his high school and Magna Cum Laude when he graduated college at Harvard? Brilliant, right? I wouldn't have guessed it, knowing how he is with his silly antics and his almost senseless humor. Sure he does have a lot of wit and is really smart if you think about it, maybe he really is a natural host. But, seriously a "Harvard geek" like him? Becoming one of the greatest and arguably, the coolest late night show hosts of his time? That is an AMAZING THING. Now I believe, Conan... I believe!

When he passes, this quote will have to be written on his gravestone. I'm serious. It really is such a beautiful thing to say especially now that everyone seems to be so cynical of every thing that is happening in this world. Riches, prestige, and fame may give you the things that you desire in this lifetime... but passion, positivity, kindness, and sincerity will give you the THINGS YOU NEED.

I end this post with a video of Conan's very heartfelt speech. If you haven't seen this, I hope you watch... and I hope his words mean something to you as it had meant something to me.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

So... I Guess I'm It

I've been tagged on a blog post by my good friend, Russ... so now, I guess I'm It. 

The rule is to confess 7 random things about yourself, then pass on to 7 blogger friends. Since currently I've been in somewhat of a mind block, I thought I'd play along. The thing is, just recently I've posted a "confession" entry where I confessed 2 of my deepest darkest secrets (don't worry, nothing shocking there... in fact, they're both very lame)... which means that doing this 7 confessions thing would be a "repeat performance" entry. (What the heck's with all this explaining I'm doing?! Sometimes, I really do think too much... )

Well, my Saturday night plans didn't happen, so I'm bored at home when everyone's out and about. So, I'm doing this! But since I've already confessed two things in the past, I thought I'd add just 5 more confessions to make it 7. (People, I'm not really cheating. I'm just really lazy, okay?)

Here are my 5 additional random (and not very controversial) confessions:


I love it so much that sometimes I forget common decency and sing aloud aboard the BF to Makati to BF Public Shuttle. I love it so much that apart from being able to sing the lyrics to an entire song (one that I really like), I can sing the back up vocals PERFECTLY, and make sounds resembling instrument sounds (bom-bom-bom and tooooroooroootooo, among others). I'm the sh*t, I tell you. My nickname should be Iza "The One-Woman-Band" Singson.


It was the last Christmas season when I realized this. There I was, after a shopping trip, going through my recent purchases... when it dawned on me: my closet is already filled with black clothes, and I just bought several more to add to my collection. No, I'm not a witch, nor am I a gothic person/anyone overtly depressed/suicidal. The simplest explanation to this "Black Phenomenon" is that I am actually just a little "thicker" (read: FATTER... ouch!) than I used to be, and I need the slimming benefits of dressing in black.

BTW, sorry for that "Black Phenomenon" coining thing I just did. I just wanted to make this sound more interesting.


Do not be mistaken by this tough exterior, my friend... As if. I cry all the time. It's freaking annoying. I try to bottle my emotions in, and I succeed sometimes in doing that, although my face can look a little constipated when I'm holding back the tears.

You want to know what's worse than drunk-calling? Or drunk-texting? DRUNK CRYING. Enough said.


Okay, don't take #4 literally. I'm not a nutter. What I meant by #4 is that I really do have so many different and opposing character traits. Sometimes, I think my personality depends on who I'm dealing with (or how comfortable I am with this other person)... and boy, do I take it to the extremes.

I can be the quietest, shyest, most serious, and snobbiest, (I swear I've been called a snob many, many times and I never really understood why) person you'll ever know... or I can be the complete opposite: the loudest, rowdiest, funniest, and friendliest (I've been called a snob and then been called super friendly, even I'm confused) girly in the planet. 


I just have this little fear of being eaten alive by a shark. Blame that great white thing that was so popular in the 80's they made a movie about it, add the theme from the movie soundtrack, and you get a lifetime PHOBIA.

Well, that's all folks. Til next time, and after I've recovered from this slump... Be seeing ya!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Two! Oh! Ten!

It's 2010, folks! I believe this is going to be a grrrrrrreeeaaaat year! Let us all TINK PASITIB!

To be honest, I really don't know what to blog about, so I thought I'd just share some photos with you guys (actually, it's just one)...

This was how we welcomed 2010!

*I think my mind was on rewind to 9 years ago, with that 01 hand signal. But I fast-forwarded and pressed play...

See? We can always correct our mistakes!

Have an awesome, delicious, beautiful year, you guys! Cheers!