Day 15 – Why I love My Princess

1. Because the series stars my ultimate girl crush

Kim Tae Hee is a piece of heaven’s beauty on earth.. God is really unfair 😀

2. A princess should have a prince and so does my fantasies 😀 I watched the series dearly because of Mr. P

3. The series has the element of a touching mother-daughter relationship. Lee Seol (played by Kim Tae Hee) lost his Father, who happens to the concealed son of the Emperor. Ending parentless, Lee Seol grew up in the orphanage and was later adopted by Kim Da-bok. In the process of becoming of a princess, Kim Da-bok was forced to sign a document which nullifies her relationship with Lee Seol. But we all know that relationships that are nurtured by love, time and selflessness could never be abolished by a mere legal document.

4. It’s a story of self redemption – Despite the stupidity and failures, destiny will provide a means for us to redeem and prove to everyone that we can also make things happen.

5. It’s a story of struggle – Struggle to prove one’s self to everyone in the presence of the inevitable antagonists… I CAN SUPER RELATE!

6. Father daughter relationship – Lee Seol lost her Father at an early age. The traumatic experience made her forget part of her childhood memories. On those rare episodes when flashbacks of Lee Seol and her Father are shown, I almost felt like crying.

7. South Korea – The country that interests me these days. I have been hearing and reading positive feedback about South Korea. The culture, beautiful places and its economic advancement interest me these days. Hopefully, I’ll be able to reach this place someday.

8. Professor Nam – Another man to drool for LOL

The production team of My Princess was very successful in selecting Ryu-Soo Young to play the role Professor Nam, who happens to be Lee Seol’s greatest crush. He was dressed well and his acting skills carried out the perfectly smart professor.

9. Lastly, the drama series awaken the cheesiness that I never thought to exist in my body 😀

You can have a preview of the entire series here

Day 14 – Favorite Movie Character

A lot in my list! Five or several years from now, my response to this question might change. However, the first person that entered my mind now was Andrea of The Devil Wears Prada.

Why Andrea? She is one my favorites because I see much of myself to her character. Yes, I’m not claiming anything on looks. I’m limiting myself to some aspects of her character.

Andrea is a struggling rank and file employee who is just starting to build her career.  When I read the book and watched the movie, it felt like I shared the same situation with her. Back then,  it was only months after I moved out from college and I was just starting to work.  My first months felt like playing blindfold with the unwritten rules of the workplace. Knowing the processes, norms and culture of the office were part of my struggling years. Aside from the working environment, I have to adjust with the boss who always wanted nothing but the best among her staff. I have my own boss-staff stories to tell but I won’t relate them in detail here. Otherwise, some gossipers, squealers and unknown colleague readers will be treated to a feast. LOL

On dressing up and looking good, I’m a bit fortunate because dressing up is not a major requirement in my current workplace. However, being a thin (those were the days), unruly curly (thanks to the wonders of hair rebonding), crooked teeth (thank God I’m almost done with my Ortho. treatment now)  and dark skin (no solution offered), I was always problematic with the way I look. This most of the time become the source of my self-imposed stress.

What I love about Andrea was her ability to later stood up for herself. As mentioned in the film, she gave up the job every woman would die for. She made a sudden decision when she realized where her heart should be. It was an impulsive career move but she had the courage to leave the perks of what seems to be the perfect job. She bravely followed her heart.  I hope I could do that someday too.

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Before I prepared this post, I was surprised when one of my few blog followers gave me this

Thank you “The Appletizer

My blog rarely receives hits and visits so things like this are enough to make me happy. For one thing, I can count the number of times I was called “lovely.” I may not be lovely in the physical sense but at least, my blog can work for me 😀

Day 13 – The kinds of person I don’t want to become

This post was originally planned as the list of the kind of people I usually hate. It screams so negative and I might end up directly insinuating someone out there 😀 so I made some revisions. To make it a bit discreet, I decided to write down the kinds of person I don’t want to become instead.

1. Queen of Tardiness – Unfortunately, I’m incurring a lot of points to carry the title of this crown. Hopefully, I’ll be able to overcome this hard habit to break. Just when I am making this post, my timekeeping report just arrived. Aaaargh! I don’t want to see those red marks again.

2. Pathetic Attention Seekers – Being a silent and shy person, I always hated people who would do everything to acquire all the attention in the world. Hello Showbiz Industry? 😀  We are human beings and not commodities waiting to be noticed and purchased.

3. Gossipers – You want world peace? Then, shut up 😀

4. Copycats – Who loves them anyway?

5.  Stare-y Creatures – As I have said, I never wanted excessive attention. I want peace and privacy. In like manner that I don’t want to be the source of all  the unnecessary attention in the world.

6. Rude and Tactless –  I have more than enough encounters with these people. I know how it feels to be the catch basin of all the unnecessary and harsh words and actions. The experience leaves me nothing but immortal traces of painful stories. As much as I don’t want to add another negative story in my list, I likewise don’t like the idea of me causing the streaks of pain to other people. I don’t want people to remember me as someone who supplied all those excruciating experiences in the world.

7. Boastful – My quiet personality makes me hate these kinds of people two times. Why do you have to emphasize your possessions and achievements  to gain friends and feel that drop of attention?

8. Cheaters – in whatever form or situation, I would never want to become one of them.  Being a cheater also signifies admission that you are not strong enough to withstand your opponents. On the personal level, cheating for me meant denying yourself of the opportunity to make things work using your own skills and resources.

9. The Greedy Pig – especially those who worships money… The last thing I wanted to happen is for people to identify me as someone who lives for money.

10. The Employee who lives for payday – I may not be the most innovative and valuable employee of our company. I can accept the fact that I’m a wallflower and plain jane in my tiny space. However, I don’t want people to see me as someone who works only for payday. I want my colleagues to see me as someone quiet but can make things happen.

11. The Lazy, Lousy and Grouchy (LLG)  Teacher – Then again, I know I’m not the most loved educator. Students may see me as the ordinary teacher whose subject is I need to pass in order to graduate. Fine, I can settle with that FOR NOW.  However, between the lousy and ordinary, I would never want to become the lousy or the LLG.  The most I want my students to remember me is that I can teach and I exert all means to impart learning.

12. Pretentious – I admit that I don’t like part of who I am right now. I have my own set of insecurities and I’m battling them as much as I can. Most of the time, these insecurities evolve on the physical side, that as they say…. serves only as the coating of the inner most important being. In reality however, we all know that society loves and emphasizes more on looks than the inner nooks. (Fine, I’m getting bitter :D) But despite of everything, I never pretended and forced myself to fit in the shoes of another person. Despite of my rants, complaints and insecurities, I’m thankful of the kind of life I have now… I thank you… LOL

13. The Coño and all those feeling like an English pro speaker – Let’s start with Facebook… Sorry to say but I have contacts who love to post status messages in English, only to find out that errrrrr language-101-subject-and-verb-agreement, hellooo?  Please BEER with me LOL

I admit though that I sometimes need some grammar police in my blog.  Whenever I read my old posts, I cringe whenever I see grammatical errors. But I think we could easily distinguish the intentional and unintentional grammar errrrr If your intention is to sound so high end, then forget it man 😀 It will never work.

Day 12 – For Him

The world is celebrating Father’s day. Me? The hard headed and useless daughter is here at home and have no plans of making my Father feel special.

I’m the worst daughter. Yes, please don’t remind me more.

Today is not the best Father’s Day for my Dad. I have mentioned this in a previous post already. Someone imposed something that threatens my Dad’s employment. At his age, I know he should already be enjoying his retirement years. Problem is, my Dad loved me so much that he forgot that he still has a life. When he was younger and the family’s lone source of income is still better, my mother would always remind me that the bulk of Father’s meager income are devoted to me. He really wanted  to uplift my life. He ensured that I will be sent to the best school and I will finish my studies.

I may not have the best and financially secured life right now. If only my Father could read this, I wanted to tell him that it was never his fault. Whatever and whoever I am right now, much of it is a consequence of my actions and decisions. You have done your mission Dad.

The thing is, no matter how much I emphasize to my Dad that he has no accountability on my life now, I know that part of him is still frustrated. Such frustration is further intensified when he will soon lose his job of more than 30 years.

Just before I made this post, I asked my mother of my Father’s plan. She told me that Dad still wanted to work. He said he would be working extra for my grandfather despite his age.  My heart just melted…

Dear Dad,

I know it’s my turn now. You should be enjoying retirement after years of struggling for my life. In real life however, much of the “should be” is not meant to happen. Your unworthy daughter shamelessly admits that she is not ready for everything. I don’t know what is bound to happen to us on the next months and years. You know me. I was never good in planning my life. As always, I’ll leave things as it is right now. When the situation now compels me to be the provider, I’ll face things as they come.

My only prayer is that I will be able to withstand everything. Please forgive me because I can only provide what is enough. Please forgive me if I can’t compensate your sacrifices.

I will never blame you in case you feel a degree of regret for having me. I understand. I don’t have that much. I can’t even provide what is enough. As of now, what I can promise you is to continuously uphold the honorable and honest life you’ve shown me. I can’t level your sacrifices Dad. Never… But if only I can be half the person as you are, at least I can say that I have done something good in this life.

I’m really sorry Dad.

Day 11 – 11 Things You Don’t Know About Me

I’m a proud member of the female populace but here are some things that qualifies me as the black sheep

1. I don’t wear heels. I’m on the contrary obsessed with flats.

2. I have virgin nails. 🙂 I have never tried using nail polish. As in never!

3. I ain’t high maintenance. I wanted to look good but I never had the patience and perseverance to religiously maintain a beauty regimen.  Facial wash – (moisturizer when I’m not lazy) – face powder – pat of blush (when the means can still provide) – eye shadow – eye brow pencil.. that’s in pansit

4. I don’t wear lipstick because I don’t know how to use and maintain them.

5. I can’t live without my hair serum. Otherwise, say hello to my Afro unruly hair!

6. I don’t drink coffee or any form of hot drinks.

7. I’m a shopaholic and this has been my greatest struggle.

8. I’m in love with color blue. It used to be that all my clothes are color blue. Today, about 80% are still in blue. 😀

9. I love sweet and salty foods. Translation: cakes, chips and other fatty foods

10. I love to sleep. One day or worst, the entire weekend is devoted to zzzzzzzzzz

11.  Blogging is my lovelife, my boyfriend. 😀 Despite the rush and bulk of workload, the hardheaded me will always find a way to blog. I’d rather get reprimanded than not to be able to blog.