Archive for July, 2013

halfDear My Future Husband,

Can I start this letter by saying I’m in love with the idea of you. That’s pretty ridiculous right? I think of you more often these days and I wonder… where you are right now? Would you love to travel the beautiful Philippines with me? Are you from Manila or from Cebu? Do you also admire LeBron James? How many girls have you kissed? Most of all I’m dying to know if you ever think about….. me.

I’m just 22 now, still a long journey before I get to the aisle to meet you. Ain’t ready to be part of MRS Association yet. But as early as now I want you to be really certain about what you’re getting into. Cause I’m not a princess, who is pretty and girly but imaginary. But I’m a beautiful mess, who is bitchy and crazy but trustworthy.

I want to discuss here my ideal guy. But that would make you unrealistic. And it’s very unfair in your part. So I won’t say anything in relation to that. I won’t say that I hope you’re smart and wise. Strong and strict. Daring and caring. No I won’t say that. Never. Haha. I’m just kidding sweetie. I will take you just as you are.  😛

My darling, I’m thrilled and afraid about what we’re going to fight about? Is it about our different sports team? Or about the number of our children? Or my cooking ability cause you know that it’s a joke. Or might be about the television channel? Or my singing voice that sucks. I know we would fight a lot. But at the end of the day, we’d rather love. 😛

What is love by the way? Would you like to teach me the art of love forever? But you know it wouldn’t be free even if you are the teacher. Cause you’ve got to pay the bills and feed me and your children. You’ve got to send them to school and to the park and to the museum. But I think I can teach you too, that’s why I would help you with all our expenses. Sounds fair right? 🙂

However, you’ve got to understand that I don’t know a thing about married life. But I’m pretty sure it’s not a walk in the park. That’s why I plan not to plunge myself to that significant chapter of life unless I’m physically, emotionally, mentally, financially and spiritually ready. And for an honest assessment, that’s still many years from now. So bear with me honey. I tell you, it’s worth the wait.

Then if time comes when we’re already in one roof, can you please help me with the laundry? That chore is killing me. So.. hmm can we take turns or have a schedule?? Great! Thanks sweetie! Another is can we fight calmly? No shouting at the top of our lungs please? And oh don’t you worry about some of women’s demands like asking her man to say she’s beautiful every single day. My mom already told me that I am. And I believe her. So it’s enough. 😛

Is today closer to the day I would meet you? If yes, I will kiss the wind and hope that it will reach your face. So you would feel my affection and be comforted that someone’s soul will soon meet yours.

Man of my life…. I want you to know that the reason I wrote this letter is for you to know that I  love you… even before I met you.

Your Other Half,

Kath

PS: This is the second version of my “A Letter To My Future Other Half” cause I’ve lost the original one I’ve written in 2008. Big thanks to the post of my fellow blogger Bagotilyo. I was reminded when I read his. So I wrote again.

And to you, my wonderful readers, I challenge you to write your own letters too if you want to. 🙂

*I do not own the posted image. All rights belong to its rightful owner.

Ang inspirasyon ay hindi nakukuha, nabibili, nalilimos, nahihiram o nananakaw sa kung saan. Ito ay epekto mula sa mga tao, bagay o pangyayari na humaplos sa puso mo.

Sigurado ako na narinig nyo na ang pangalang LeBron James. Hater ka man nya o hindi. May pakialam ka man o wala. Nababatid kong pamilyar ka sa kanya. At kung taga-Pinas ka, nabalitaan mo rin siguro na dumating sya dito kahapon, Hulyo 23.

Kung nabasa nyo ang post ko noong nakaraan tungkol sa aberya sa bigayan ng ticket… nagugulumihan marahil kayo ngayon kung bakit nagsusulat pa rin ako tungkol sa pagdating nya, samantalang halos isumpa ko na ang araw na hindi ako nakakuha ng ticket. Haha.

Dahil kahapon… I was able to witness history!

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Oo, nakapunta pa rin ako ng Mall of Asia Arena!

May ilang anghel sa lupa na naging daan upang makakuha ako ng ticket.

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Pero hindi ako bumili ng ticket sa Sulit.com.ph noh. Nanggigilaiti nga ako dun sa mga nagbenta eh. Sana nag-lie detector test muna bago nagbigayan ng ticket kung tunay na fan ni LeBron. Anyway,  malaki ang pasasalamat ko kay Kuya Jo. At syempre kay Kuya Rey na syang nagmamay-ari ng mga ticket. Kaya lang, sa kung anumang dahilan, hindi na sya nakasunod pa sa MOA. Gusto ko pa naman sana syang mapasalamatan ng personal. At kung noong isang linggo pulubi ako sa ticket, ngayon, may sobra pa akong isa. Ako na.

Ika nila, Desires are nourished by delays.  At oo ramdam na ramdam ko ito. Isama mo na ang kaba nang lakbayin namin ang mga kalsada kasabay ang naglalakihang mga truck. Ikalawang pagkakataon ko palang maka-angkas sa motor. Lakbay tungo sa pagkuha ng ticket ito. Buwis buhay. Pero the best ka talaga Kuya Jo. I owe you a lot! Libre kita ng kape. Yung great taste white. Hahaha.

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Ang daming pangyayari na gustong humadlang upang makita ko ang paborito kong manlalaro sa basketbol. Pero putulin na natin yun at dumiretso na sa MOA.

Heto sa labas nakita ko si Kuya Portrait. At dahil hindi ko naman malalapitan si LeBron, nagpapicture na lang din ako sa dala nya 🙂

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Ang sarap ng atmosphere sa loob ng arena. Iisa ang aura ng nakararami. Lahat kami pinapahalagahan ang kahusayan at kadakilaan ni LeBron sa larong kinabibilangan nya.

Ngunit bukod kay LeBron, may isa pang umagaw ng atensyon ko. Dahil Gen Ad ang ticket ko at ang seat number ay nasa pinakataas, pakiramdam ko tuloy abot ko na ang tuktok ng arena.

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Sabi ni Kuya Rey dapat daw Upper Box kami. Kaso pinagpalit nya yung dalawang ticket para dumami.

Sa akin, no problemo. Kahit SRO pa yan.

Okay, the long wait is over.

Nakita ko na si LeBron! Di pala sya katangkaran. Maliit lang.

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Hahaha. Ang layo ko kasi. Ang liit nya tuloy.

Nagkaroon ng training session with LeBron. Masaya ako para sa mga bata at propesyonal na manlalaro natin. Hindi ko sila masisisi kung noong una nakaramdam sila ng pagkailang. Best player in the world ba naman eh. Pero sa huli, nakita ko na nag-enjoy talaga sila. Lalo na’t nanalo ang Smart Gilas by two points against Team LeBron (29-27).

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Maraming dunk na ginawa si King James. Napapanood ko lang noon sa TV, pero ngayon nakita ko na mismo! Ang astig! Ngunit marahil ang pinakatumatak sa lahat ay yung nag-drive to the basket si LeBron tapos sumabay ang may apat (sa tantya ko) na Gilas. Ayun! Ipi-print na ang poster bukas. Hahaha.

Ngunit ang best moment? Yung may bulinggit na nag-drive to the basket kung saan nasa ilalim ng rim si LeBron. At binuhat nya ang bata sabay dakdak ng bata. Awwww. Ang gandang tanawin.  🙂

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Isang oras lang namin nakapiling si King James… pero sabi naman nya hindi ito ang huling bisita nya sa Pinas! Aabangan ko ang pagbabalik mo. Sana kasama ko na ang younger brother ko.

So see you next time King James.

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PS: Kung inaakala nyo na napatawad ko na ang Nike… di ko pa rin po sila bati (haha). One percent lang nabawas sa galit ko 🙂 Papatawarin ko lang sila kapag humingi na sila mismo ng sorry sa akin. (Whaaaat?) Haha. Bakit ba.

*I do not claim to own the rights to any of the posted images unless otherwise noted.  All rights belong to its rightful owner.

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I don’t think I would be considered as a Binibining Filipina in terms of how I carry myself with the way I walk, with my short hairstyle, and with the clothes I wear. But I’m a full blooded woman. It’s just that, sophistication is not really my thing; cause I’d rather pull a rock aura look in my favourite day.

Press-Shot-2-copyHowever, I believe that true femininity comes from within. So whenever I’m in a mood to treat my feminine side, I do it with music. I recommend that you create your own playlist of Girl Power Song too. It’s inescapably empowering.

Me, I normally put on all the songs of Taylor Swift, P!nk, Alanis Morissette or Suzanne Vega in my playlist. However, if I would rank up my top 10 girl power song, the following would make up the list:

Top 10 – I Am Woman- Helen Reddy

Top 9 – Man I Feel Like A Woman- Shania Twain

Top 8 – Just A Girl- No Doubt

Top 7 – 22- Taylor Swift

Top 6 – Extraordinary- Liz Phair

Top 5 – Hand In My Pocket- Alanis Morissette

Top 4 – Real Girl- Mutya Buena

Top 3 – Hollaback Girl- Gwen Stefani

Top 2 – M!ssundaztood- P!nk

Top 1 – Bitch- Meredith Brooks

I can’t help to share with you my other songs in my playlist:-)

Pretty Girl Rock- Keri Hilson

Lady Marmalade- Christina Aguilera ft. Lil’ Kim, Mya & P!nk

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- Cyndy Lauper

Run the World Girls- Beyonce

Independent Women Part 1- Destiny’s Child

Picture To Burn- Taylor Swift

I Enjoy Being a Girl- Flower Drum Song

Who Do You Think You Are- Spice Girls

Wannabe- Spice Girls

Left of Center- Suzanne Vega

My Humps- Black Eyed Peas

Girl on Fire- Alicia Keys ft. Nicki Minaj

I’m Every Woman- Chaka Khan

Do What U Do- P!nk

Hope you enjoy the list! Feel free to share your own girl power song in your comments below.

Go Girls!