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I’ve been away for almost a month. A friend asked me to write about the details regarding my absence. I told her it’s rated PG and today is not yet my final comeback! Seriously, what she asked me to do made me ponder on the things i did for the past month. I was out mainly for three things: to make friends, to be a boyfriend, to have fun!

no, i'm not in Saudi Arabia right now.

With the very short span of time, I never thought I’d meet lots of good people from all walks of life. I met a former financial analyst from BDO, a former nurse in Makati Medical Center, a former crew in HardRock Cafe in Hollywood, a former Japan entertainer, a former product specialist in Makati, and more formers. And now we’re all under a single umbrella. So when they asked me ‘what about you?,’ my answer would always be ‘i am a former houseboy, a former blog-rat.’ I didn’t know we all would make perfect gang. Lately, going home at 3 or 4am is not an issue anymore since Mr. HardRock Cafe drives us home every night outs. That assurance means getting it’s ok to get too drunk, more puking moments and more parteyyys.

Second, I am a boyfriend again! Cheers. Last Thursday was our first monthsary so we went out to eat somewhere. Then we chilled with friends and drank till 3am. The best part will always be the after-party, you know why. My partner is a reader so I won’t dig into details. PM me if you want details. Weh.

Finally, everything’s fun for the past month. Meet-ups with a lot of friends — my BT friends at Zabadani, Suckingbird Keller and Hellen Keller at Pacific Harbor, Ron and Hapi at what-have-you, other college friends at my place, and… i get tired thinking about the hangovers. More to these, I also eat a lot lately. Now it’s more than thrice a day, Gawd!

the girls of BT, still the same.

I surely missed a lot of things though. I missed blogging. I missed unlimited rice back home. I missed SHOWTIME. I missed stalking. I missed oversleeping. And counting.

This is not my final comeback. I just blogged to update. I still have days to come to make more friends, to be a good boyfriend, and to have more fun. 😉

Have a blessed holy week, everyone!

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February 14, 2009. The date is right.

That is me and anj. And this is how our story began. No, I did not know how it started. It never did. We just go along well with each other that’s why we became super friends. You want proofs? Here!

JAY-R's gym babies.

Anj is my gymbuddy. Never in my wildest dreams did I want to enroll in a fitness gym. I don’t have wild dreams in the first place, I have wet dreams. Haha! But obviously, we only lasted for a month as gym-goers. More than the thesis we’re doing that time, we cannot get away with the lifestyle we had for years. We are buddies in so many ways and when you need to tag somebody for beer, food and the like, Anj is on her way downtown. haha

i cannot retrieve our drinking-in-action pics so here's an after-drinking pic. we both become reddish after few gulps.

my coffee buddy. 1st time at zabadani. 🙂

My 'raket' buddy. Together with rinne, we worked as documenters early last sem. We won't do it again!

beach/pool/underwater buddy. oha. san ka pa? owwwver na ang moments namin.

We have lots of moments together, much as I do with my other friends. But Anj remains unique because she speaks her mind right away, she shouts when she has to, and she…she is just one of the most beautiful persons alive! (kurog dayon tits!)

And now, since we’re miles apart and our only chance to see each other is this April’s graduation (ehem), our camwhorism still didn’t stop us from doing what we’ve been mastering for years. We made a deal to take a photo of ourselves which resulted to this:

the prince of poland, the princess of puan. distance can't stop us from keeping us together. 😉

i will see you very soon, tits! 🙂

P.S. Sometimes, we even have the same slippers. 😉

the blue metallic. asa dira akong tiil be? haha. obvious.

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It was one of the boring nights we had in my then boarding house when Joan and I decided to go out and grab some beer to spend the whole night. We headed to datcom, UP Mindanao’s finest tambayan for the drunkards. Not a lot of Iskos and Iskas were there so we had real good time chugging rhum tea and a bucket of beer and sipping sticks of cigarettes. But unlike other drinkers who talk too much while taking a gulp, the laptop and the online thing we’re doing stopped us from talking to each other. And so there was ofpuffsandshots.wordpress.com — a product of drunkness on a boring night.

This is joan. And this is how we look like when we're drunk. 🙂

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Anyway, I want to be very retrospective in this post. I never thought of writing for an anniversary blogpost (after 75 entries for the past year), I tell you, so there will be much looking back and thanking important people that’s gonna happen in this post.

I am more than cognizant of the fact that this blog has been one of the witnesses to my life’s struggles and happiness. It has helped me become a good storyteller, an emotional lover, and a sentimental friend. I am listing down the relatively significant posts which will validate that indeed, this blog has become the real sponge of my emotions.

1. A Lover. breaking rules – 8 months and counting

2. Heartbroken. a lame excuse – the final countdown

3. Letting go. Blanking Over

4. Raged.
*The new talk of the town
*brain-tuning

5. Academic struggles. thesis it!

6. A ‘tripper.’
*babalik ako
*Till next time, Cebu!

7. A lover, again and again. twinkletoes.

8. A concerned citizen.
* i pray
* alert! alert!

9. A sentimental friend. at dahil pumasa ka ng AH5.

10. Kinky and naughty. SEMI-VIRGIN?

11. A happy kid. ADIEU 2009!

Of course, I cannot only recall the memorable posts I had without thanking the people who constantly visit my blog. Special thanks to Rea Gene, for being the top commenter. You inspired me to make a blog, in the first place. To Suckingbird and Jepoy, for always updating, for always asking the meat of the issues. To Anne Shane (Ansiyen) and Kathy Mar, for keeping an eye in this site. To the Barkadahang Tunay people, for surprising me with your knowledge about my posts. Anj, Jo, Gold, Elton, Ste, Krisha and Colin, thanks. To Ram, for thinking that this is a soft-porn site, thank you.To Bryan, the hardcore drinker, thanks for reading my posts. I will always salute your drinking prowess! To my two living idols in the blogging world, thank you for being an, ehem, inspiration, Bookie and Mandaya!

To my UPMindanao passers-by (and readers), George, Maan, Fritz, Teena, Ate Ling, Ate Malou, etcetera, thank you. To my high school classmates who tried to visit this site, thank you jampong! To the rest of the bloggers, special mention to Mark and PetiBurges , who spent a second to visit, skim, and drop a comment, I appreciate it, bigtime! To my anonymous readers who has kept my blogstats flying, thank you very much.

To the readers of my other blog who visited this site also, oha, marunong din akong mag-ingles. Kala nyo lang hindi. haha. Salamat pa rin sa inyo. 🙂

And to you, twinkletoes, I know you still read my blogs. If not, at least thank you for being my favorite subject in my blogposts. Thank you, mife! 😉

From the BOTTOM of my everything, THANK YOU!

Cheers to a wonderful blogging year! More years in the blogosphere with the pseudoblogger. Bottom’s up tayo jan! Balik-balik! 😉

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i have ten valid reasons to go back and enjoy cebu… again!

1. rea and kris john are both in cebu. they are two of the best people in my life. they will surely be a family to me every time i’m in cebu.

with kris john and rea @ one mango avenue

2. i love the malls. it’s not too small, it’s not too big yet i still get lost. haha. but really, i love spending the night in ayala. lights are playful and people are edible. :p

with the gang @ bistro ecila, ayala

3. the smoking thing was one of the best experiences i had in cebu. i still ask my friends from time to time if it’s safe to smoke here and there and they’d just tell me, “wala ka sa davao, cebu ni! bisag asa pwede.” whoa, imagine how that thing made my stay worth-smoking. haha

because yow makes the coffee experience perfect!

4. we’ve been to different food establishments for food trips — from vibe’s, casa verde, UP Cebu food courts, up to the barbecues and puso of consolacion. and the foods make me long to go back to cebu more and more.

this is rai's, actually. i love shrimps!

5. i cannot afford to go back to davao and poland without experiencing cebu’s nightlife. after all, it’s what i wanted to experience many many many years ago. good enough, i spent two nights-till-dawn in MANGO (need not dwell on its target market. haha). it’s really p-a-r-t-e-y-y-y-y. you dance; they dance and then you realize you’re dancing with someone you just met a while ago.

@ doce. and everybody in cebu knows who dances in doce. haha. i puked before this photo was taken. i got superdrunk.

6. i just love the night-people in cebu! they make me hungry. haha. kidding aside, i really think cebuanos are warm. what’s more weird is that, everybody does the beso thing regardless of gender. promise, it almost shocked me. (mas masaya kasi minsan, hindi na talaga beso yung ginagawa. aylaykk!)

promise i just met them that night and they've been very friendly.

i'd like to give the mr. congeneality award to mr. aj andrada! 😉

7. one more thing, i had my own share of ‘spiritual’ time in cebu despite the worldly things i did there. thanks to the Sto. Nino Church for being the venue for me to do so.

amen.

8. STARBUCKS. PERIOD.

need i say more?

9. and you are right! i can be me when i am in cebu. i always say this when i feel like being histrionic there, “ngano, nakaila sila sa ako?” i know, whatdefuckingalien much.

yes, i did not care even if the caretaker of the taoist temple scolded me. after all, i won't see him after that hour.

10. i need to go back there when my future employer calls me anytime soon. exciting, eh?

@ mactan international airport. i shall step and sit on that couch again. very soon. 🙂

i don’t have an american dream. i don’t have a utopian dream. i only want cebu for now! 😉

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early bells

i remember receiving a pair of roller blades from santa claus when i was in grade 1. yes, it was number one in my wish list that time. i never had any idea of  ‘answered prayers’ before; all i knew was that, I had to write the christmas gift that i wanted and hope for santa’s kindness so that it may be granted.

until grade 5, i still believed in santa claus. had i not seen my mother wrapping the surprise gift for me, probably i am still making my materialistic wish lists up to now. but the picture didn’t change my desire to receive gifts every christmas. i still enjoy christmas and i still receive gifts from my parents.

i am now 20 but this season always brings out the child in me. i still hope for material things but could not write them all down on a piece of paper anymore. i cannot even hand that piece of paper to my parents because i am mindful that the santa claus could not be anybody else but me.

i am my own santa claus now. and along with this shift  are the changes in my desires for christmas. i believe some things are just worth listing and this time, i pray BIGTIME for them to happen.

1. the success of the alternative treatment of my adviser. i will always be one with you in your prayers for this, maam.

2. the reconciliation reunion of the BT! i know there will never be a complete attendance in a year’s time but i hope, at least, everybody will be humbled by the things we’ve been through for the past months.

3. a good job for me. 😀

now, you may bring down your eyebrow (i know the other one’s raised while reading the 3 wishes).

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all set for christmas!

for the past 19  christmas celebrations, much has been given to me. this year, i can only hope and pray so much. one thing’s for sure, i will be the happiest person if all these things take place on christmas… the best christmas will be mine.

merry christmas everyone! cheers!

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it’s when i’m alone (and smoking) that i get myself the chance to open my memory box. this moment makes me linger with the past (and so i continue sipping) and toy with the thoughts behind.

rather than count the sticks i had sipped, it might be better if i count my remaining days because of doing it. i am not blaming anyone for this addiction. i am thanking them for making this addiction less worrisome. don’t call them bad influences… they’re not.

more to this memory-lane moment, i can’t help but recall some important beings who shared the puffing sessions with me since the great ashtray was introduced to me.

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rea and me and the cigars we love!
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elton, the man who doesn’t end the night without stealing a stick from me (and everybody else)
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ram: the one who shares capri, black devil, and other slims with me! i miss you!

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krisha: the girl who eventually learned the proper puffing, angelie: the girl who smokes through her nose, alpha: the die-hard Philip Morris girl!

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i know who to talk to when i decide to QUIT smoking. it's GOLD!

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kristel, the banker (na nagresign na daw): yes, she said i taught her how to do it. i never did!

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of course, si honey! she was the best puff-buddy last semester. 🙂

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ron and krisjohn! the sessions we had are worth-reminiscing. we can have it back too soon... in cebu! i know, we share the same stick. and we are loving it. 🙂

i will always look forward to sipping sticks with you again, very soon! 🙂

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kulang

krisha, anj, joan, corinne, gold, beans

krisha, anj, joan, corinne, gold, beans

kamusta na nga ba ang barkadahang tunay?

kaming anim na lamang ang nagkikita-kita. minsan nga, hindi pa talaga kumpleto ang anim. kami lang kasi ang natitira dito sa davao.

ang mga nasa larawan:

krisha – callcenter agent siya and at the same time student. going strong pa rin sila ni simon. ang masaklap nga lang, medyo humina na ang powers niya sa tagayan.

angelie – sa larawan, pulang-pula sya. ibig sabihin nun, hindi pa rin sya nagbabago. mestisa pa rin, nagiging parang mansanas kapag nakainom — parang si gold din. si anj, thesis ang libangan. masaya yun, diba? p.s. may blogsite na pala si anj. yahoo

joanour baby is now a mommy. joke lang. hindi sya mommy, pramis, virgin pa rin sya. purong-puro. may bagong shuta na naman sya. si pappy.. pappy thirdie. maganda raw boses, pero parang kaya ko namang gayahin e. haha. si joan, responsableng student pa rin. thesis and all ang pinagkakaabalahan.

corinne – si corinne ang nakiki-wifi sa kanilang kapitbahay. haha. aside sa thesis, libangan nya rin ang pagku-comment ng hahaha sa facebook. ewan ko kung bakit. best in sorority pa rin sya. higit sa lahat, turtle neck pa rin ang trip nya.

gold – si gold ay virgin. period. haha. hindi, masipag pa rin sya gaya ng dati. mommy pa rin ng grupo. nung isang gabi nga, nilibre pa kami ng gilberys premium, mani at binigyan pa ako ng pangtaxi pauwi. ang bago lang naman, naka-havaianas high na sya. haha.

beans – ako yun. walang latest.

ang wala sa larawan ay sina rea, stella at elton.

rea – lumalablayp din. at aktib sa lahat ng bagay. again, sa lahat ng bagay. mayaman na sya. sobra. kaya lang, wala pang pinapadala sa amin dito sa davao. haha. balik ka na dito rai!

stella – ok na daw ang kundisyon nya. in fairness, dehins namin alam ang sakit nya pero ok na rin at magaling na sya. lumilevel din sya sa pagiging content writer. naalala ko nung bumisita sya sa skul, nilibre nya lahat ng mga bumubugang bibig kina te ling. ang saya.

elton – sila pa rin ni ridge. ang saya. syempre, isa pa yun. active sa lahat. haha. malapit na daw syang malay-off sa trabaho. kawawa naman. pero ok lang yun, may rarejob naman e. haha

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kelan kaya makukumpleto uli ang larawan?

*nanukod ko sa ka-oa nako*

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