Iskolar ng Bayan

by in Questionnaire on January 10, 2008

Happy Centennial UP Ang Galing Mo!

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No Apologies Explanations

by in Questionnaire on January 6, 2008

Rule 1:
If you opened this you GOTTA take it.

Rule 2:
You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages you and asks

Rule 3:
Only answer truthfully

“Who was your last?”


1. Had a beer with?

2. Went to the mall with?
Heh, Sampa02! (Minik, Tin, Cheska, Jesi, Kimpo, Zu, Jace, Rach, Bai)

3. Talked on the phone with?
Tito ko

4. Made you laugh?
I think my goddaughter.

5. You hugged?
Jesi or Rach, I forgot.

6. You yelled at?
See #3.


1. Pierce your nose or tongue?
Tongue… but only if I’d get used to it.

2. Be serious or be funny?

3. Drink whole or skim milk?

4. Die in a fire or get shot?
Either, as long as I don’t die a slow death.


1. Sun or moon?

2. Winter or fall?

3. Left or right?

4. Sunny or rainy?
Rainy, only by 1%.

5 . Peach or Pear?

6. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?

7. Do You Cook?

8. Current mood?
Tired, hungry, headachey, pissed off, but grateful.


1. Kissed someone?

2. Sang?

3. Been hugged?

4. Danced Crazy?
I think so.

5. Cried?

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by in Questionnaire on January 3, 2008

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Win something awesome in a raffle! Vote! Travel abroad!

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
What resolutions?

3. Did anyone close you you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?

What states did you visit?
N/A Um, Antipolo?

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Money. Haha.

7. What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Nothing specific.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting nominated, traveling (even if I felt I was going to die on the plane and I had to work), (still) racketeering.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Saying goodbye to several things.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Infection. And that episode on the plane.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
This long-sleeved knit blouse. Feels cozy and festive.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

14. Where did most of your money go?
Going out and monthly bills.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Reunion(s), the Lantern Parade (of course), and several movies (only one of which disappointed me).

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
Umbrella, Papaya, Girlfriend, and lots of emo ones.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? I feel pretty neutral. Oddly. Maybe because so many people feel happier the past year.
thinner or fatter? FATTER!!!
richer or poorer? Richer. Relatively.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Get more sunshine and see more people.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

20. How will you be spending New Year’s?
At home, of course.

21. How did 2007 change you?
It made me unstable, doubtful, depressed, delighted… all the usual suspects.

22. Did you fall in love in 2007?

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
OH HELL YEAH. :) But then, I think I already hated him from way back.

26. What was the best book you read?

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
In Rainbows!

28. What did you want and get?
New shoes? Travel? Oh, and that Adobe CS3!

29. What did you want and not get?
Stability. Certainty. Competence.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Enchanted is a shoo-in. Stardust, too.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Slept pretty much the whole day and then had a “post-modernist birthday dinner”.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
That sense of accomplishment.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Fashion victim. Nah. But I can’t believe I succumbed to skinny jeans and off-shoulder blouses.

34. What kept you sane?
Procrastination. Writing in notebooks and on papers. Twitter.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Adrian Pasdaaaaaaaaar. I’m still on the fence with Patrick Dempsey but he is fascinating.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Technically it would be the senate elections because it was the only one I participated in.

37. Who did you miss?
High school. As in, the nervousness, the anticipation, the excitement, the sentimentality. ‘Cause it feels so far away now.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007:
You need a stable job.

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Google Images Meme

by in Questionnaire on November 16, 2007

Also known as the hotlinking images meme. The person who thought of this has no sense of ethics. (But why am I doing it?)

Type your answers in Google Images and pick an image off the first page.

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by in Questionnaire on July 24, 2007

Let others know a little more about
yourself, repost “_______OLOGY”

Q: What is your salad dressing of choice?
A. Sour cream… thousand island dressing… some oil… and that dressing they use in the Jollibee/KFC Asian salads.

Q: What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
A. None in particular. Top 3: McDo, KFC, Jollibee.

Q: What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
A. Probably Aristocrat/Alex III because I grew up on it.

Q: On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. Not much.

Q: What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of it?
A: Pretty much anything you throw at me. I’m not luxurious enough to complain about it.

Q: What are your pizza toppings of choice?
A. Bacon! Cheese! Pineapple is okay, haha.

Q: What do you like to put on your toast?
A. Nothing, really. But if it were waffles, syrup and bacon please!


Q: What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A. Photo of RCBC Plaza buildings, looking up.

Q: How many televisions are in your house?
A. 3. And one broken one.


Q: Are you right-handed or left-handed?
A. Right-handed.

Q: Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. Teeth. (The agony.) Hair.

Q: What is the last heavy item you lifted?
A. Can’t remember.

Q: Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. No.


Q: If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
A. No… Live for the moment.

Q: If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
A. Nothing. I like my name!

Q: What color do you think looks best on you?
A: I’m pretty sure it’s not red. (That’s why I ditched it as my favorite color.)

Q: Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. Probably.

Q: Have you ever saved someone’s life?
A. I’d like to think so. Haha.

Q: Has someone ever saved yours?
A. I’d like to think so too!


Q: Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
A. Yes… It wouldn’t matter as much unless I were a guy.

Q: Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000
A. Noooo.

Q: Would you never blog again for $50,000?
A. Maybe. But blogging is my part-time job!

Q: Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?
A. Noooo.

Q: Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
A. Noooo.

Q: Would you, without fear of punishment, take a humans life for $1,000,000?
A. Noooo.


Q: What is in your left pocket?
A. Nothing.

Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A. Didn’t watch it.

Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
A. Hardwood in the bedrooms. Carpet in the living room.

Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A. Stand.

Q: How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
A. Three. (I have two others of the same type but different color but they’re missing.)

Q: Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
A. Huh? Never?

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. Accomplished. Content. Happy.

Q: Who is number 1 on your top 8?
A. :D Are you talking about MySpace? I don’t have one.


Q: Friend you talked to?
A. YM, Kimpo. Real life, my mom.

Q: Last person who called you?
A. My mom.

Q: Person you hugged?
A. My aunt or uncle, I think.

Q: Person you kissed?
A. Same as above.


Q: Number?
A. 28

Q: Season?
A: Fall.


Q: Missing someone?
A. Of course.

Q: Mood?
A. Bored. Hungry. Lazy. Feeling a headache coming back.

Q: Listening to?
A: Nothing. The whirring of the cooling pad of my laptop.

Q: Watching?
A. Nothing.

Q: Worrying about?
A. How to manage that cash bond with the DOST *and* get that yearbook payment *and* deposit it.


Q: First place you went this morning?
A. Bathroom!

Q: What can you not wait to do?
A. Watch Ratatouille.

Q: What’s the last movie you saw?
A. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Q: Do you smile often?
A. Not really.

Q: Are you a friendly person?
A. Depends on my mood. Rawr.

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Show Me Your Desktop

by in Questionnaire on July 22, 2007

1. What is your background picture?

A photo of the RCBC Plaza (Makati) buildings in an imperfect V-shaped, worm’s eye view. (Taken during the Philippine Blog Awards 2007.)

2. Why did you chose that picture?

I love looking up. I love the perspective. I love the rhythm of the windows and its architecture. And I took the photo.

3. If you have a personal and a work computer, which program do you use the most on your personal computer?

You can check my Wakoopa profile for that, but I think I set the info to private. I’m sure it’s Firefox, though. :)

4. Which program do you use the most on your work computer?

Same as above!

5. Internet Explorer or Firefox?


6. Why do you use Firefox?

It’s critical to my job. And it’s the portal to the Internet, where I spend pretty much my whole day.

7. What is your favourite program?

Firefox is a given. Adobe Photoshop and the rest of the Creative Suite 3 is a runner up, as well as the AutoHotKey. It’s soooo convenient for typing out HTML.

8. Which program is the worst?

WinRAR is utterly useful but annoying because mine has a nag screen. To say Internet Explorer would be cliche, but I don’t use it that much to really hate it.

9. Do you have any tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your computer or blog?

I’ve mentioned AutoHotKey. It’s useful for typing out text you use often—HTML is the perfect example. I like Launchy to some extent, but it’s not as intuitive as I would like it to be. I think the secret to computing is to learn and use shortcut keys!

Bonus question: No icons on your desktop?! Why is that?

First, I don’t keep my files in My Documents and those Windows-created folders under my user profile. I don’t like a cluttered desktop so I hide all the icons on it. But I put Stickies on it. Not perfectly clean, but useful.

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by in Questionnaire on July 16, 2007

Grab your phone.

Did you grab it?

1. What color?

2. Who’s the first person who comes up under the letter M

3. Who’s the last person you called?
Not counting voicemail and the home phone, my mom.

4. Who was your last missed call from?

5. Who’s the 2nd person who comes up under A?
My mom

6. Who’s speed dial 2?:
Krissy (why?!)

7. Who’s the 3rd person who comes up under D?

8. Who was your last received call from?:

9. Who’s speed dial number 4?:
Fatso (why?!)

0. What is your background?
Uh, nothing

11. How many text messages are currently in your inbox?

12. Who’s speed dial #1
My own number (why?!)

13. What’s the 5th message say in your inbox?
Pinapili ako: kaibigan o pera? Pinili kita! May pera ka naman, diba?

14. Who’s the 1st person who comes up under B?

15. Who was your last text message from?

16. Name every person you have text messages from in your inbox:
Joanne, Kimpo, Pepoy, Geo, Deborah, Donna, Bai, and an unknown number—duplicate senders apply

17. Whos the 9th person on your missed calls?
A landline number ;)

18. Who is the last name in your Phonebook?
Kimpo (don’t ask how)

19. Do you have a camera phone?:

20. Who is the last person under G?

21. What does your first text message in your inbox say?
Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed.. Maybe they’re supposed to run wild until they find someone–just as wild–to run with.. :)

22. Who is the third person under K?:

23. What kind of phone do you have?
Nokia 3350 (obsolete, isn’t it?)

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60 Questions

by in Questionnaire on July 13, 2007

1. What book are you reading at the moment?
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman but I’ve never gotten back to reading it.

2. What’s on your mouse pad?
No mouse pad.

3. What’s your favourate board game?

4. Favourite magazine?
Culture Crash

5. Babies?
Is that a question?

6. Favourite Sound?
Anything sentimental

7. Worst feeling in the world?

8. 1st thing you think of in the morning?
Want to go back to bed

9. How many rings before you answer the phone?
Usually three

10. Future child’s name?
Dunno yet

11. Favourate colour?
Blue (right now it’s specifically the aqua/cyan/bluegreen type)

12. What is most important in your life?
Living it to the fullest and treasuring what you have aroun dyou

13. Favourite Food?

14. If you could play an instrument what would it be?
I’ve tried piano and recorder but I am dying to learn the violin

15. Do you like to drive fast?

16. Sleep with a stuffed animal?

17. Storms cool or scary?
Cool (cold, actually)

18. What type was your first car?

19. The one person from your past you wish you could go back and talk to?
My classmate in elementary

20. Favourite Alcoholic drink?

21. What’s in the boat of your car?

22. Do you eat the stems of broccoli?

23. If you could have any job, what would it be?
One where I don’t have to work?

24. Least likely to respond to?

25. Ever been in love?

26. Is the glass half empty or half full?
The glass was the wrong size

27. Favourite Movie?

28. Do you type with your fingers on the right keys?

29. Whats under your bed?
Box of old things

30. Whats your favourate number.

31. What is your favourite sport to watch?

32. Say at least one thing about your best friends?
Miss ko na kayo!

33. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be?
On top of a mountain, in the forest, with an ocean nearby. Haha.

34. Whats your favourite article of clothing?
Jeans, boots

35. Beach, mountains or city?

36. Technology or art?

37. Comedy or horror?
Comedy (horror is always lame)

38. Favourite physical feature of opposite sex?
Mata, buhok, ngiti. :)

39. Favourite time of day?

40. The last CD you bought?
Man, I can’t remember. I think a box of blank DVD+Rs.

41. Where’s your least favourite place to be?
Wherever I have to stand and wait in line. I’ll literally faint.

42. What’s most important strong in mind or body?

43. What’s your favourite place to be massaged?
The back, I guess

44. What time do wake up in the morning?
I usually wake up in the afternoon

45. Whats your favourite kitchen item?
The wooden spatula

46. What makes you really angry?
Closed-mindedness, incompetence, and drunk people

47. Which do you prefer sports car or SUV?
Sports car! Haha

48. Do you believe in the afterlife?
Sort of

49. What is your favourite season?
Right now… no storms but very windy

50. If you could have one super power what would it be?
To fly

51. If you have a tattoo, what is it?
Something swirly and abstract

52. Can you juggle?

53. Whats your favourite day?
Of the week: Friday (sometimes Thursday); of the year: Christmas

54. Which do you prefer sushi or hamburger?

55. Whats your favourite cartoon?
The Animaniacs! (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends is also adorable)

56. What is your favourite meal?
Something I can finish

57. What is your favourite Vacation destination?
None, but I miss Burgos

58. Do you have pets?
A half-dalmatian named Asti(g)

59. What is your biggest dream?
To be the best I can be

60. What is your next goal?
Get my finances in order

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Personal DNA

by in Questionnaire on May 26, 2007

A few months ago I was this:

I retook the test and now I’m this:

“Advocating Experiencer” is a much more accurate description of me.

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what you see and what it means

by in Questionnaire on April 3, 2007

From Garro. He actually asked me these questions one-on-one via YM.

Answer these questions. See what they mean after the jump.

1. You’re walking in a forest. Who do you see with you?

2. You see an animal. What is it?

3. What do you then do, with regards to the animal?
Watch it. Hope it doesn’t go away.

4. Eventually you come into a clearing where your house is. What is it like? How big is it?
Not too big. Cozy enough.

5. Is there a fence around it? Describe it.
None. Bushes, maybe.

6. You enter the house, and see a table. What’s on it, if any?
A vase of flowers.

7. In the kitchen you find a cup. What does it look like?
Looks like a coffee cup. But not porcelain. Ceramickkkkk.

8. What, then, do you do with it?
I look at what’s inside and sniff it.

9. You go out the to your back yard. There’s a body of water. Describe it.
I’d love for it to be a lake. About the same size of the house… Sabi ni Garro pond na yun, hindi lake.

10. For some reason, you have to cross it. How do you do it?
Ride a boat?

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Right now…

by in Questionnaire on March 27, 2007

(Snipped from Mia on Friendster)

1)What side of the heart do you draw first?

2) Can you dive without plugging your nose?

3) What color is your toothbrush?
Blue and transparent.

4) What is your blood-type?
I totally forgot. Again. B+ or A+. Gah.

7) How do you feel about carrots?
They’re best eaten raw and fresh! Love it.

8) How many chairs at the dining room table do you have?
Around four.

9) Which is the best Spice Girl?
Posh. ‘Cause her outfits are the least horrible. Harharhar.

10) What’s the last thing you bought?
From my own money – Krispy Kreme! From someone else’s – an orange blouse.

11) Do you know all the words to the Fresh Prince theme Song?

12) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator?
Sit down. And wait as patiently as possible.

13) What’s your favorite kind of gum?

14) All’s fair in love and war; true or false?
Nothing is ever fair, now is it?

15) You have a crush on someone?
I think! :P

18) Do you know which US states don’t use Daylight Savings?
DC (Don’t care.)

17) Do you like to sleep?
Very muchly. Gone are the days of my insomnia. I had it when I used to go to school. Now, nada.

19) Do you know the song Total Eclipse of the Heart?

20) Do you want a bright yellow ’06 mustang?

21) What’s something you’ve always wanted?
To be un-deprived. And to fly.

23)Do you know what “Semper Fidelis” stands for?

24) Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake?

25) Do you wear a lot of black?
A lot more than my mother would like me to. Ha.

26) Describe your hair.
Wish it were short.

28) Are you an adult?
Kyaaaaaa! 21 is definitely adult. Sigh.

30) Do you have a tan?
Well… My skin has darkened so many times already, and I don’t even go to the beach that often.

31) Are you a television addict?
Selectively. Gilmore Girlsssssss. And guilty-ly, Grey’s Anatomy. Because it’s so funny.

32) Do you enjoy spending time with your mother?
Mostly! ^^

33) Are you a sugar freak?
Oh yeah.

34) Do you like orange juice?

36) Where do you wish you were right now?
I’m happy where I am, but not where I am. Hahaha.

37) Who did you copy this from?

38) How do you know her/him?
I’ve known her for a long time.

39) Do you want to have children?

40) c’est la vie.. that’s life.. but what exactly is life?
Moments and moments of learning. Whee.

50 Questions

by in Questionnaire on February 27, 2007

1. Your name spelled backwards?
orecul sareugif eiram aihpos adialeda

2. Where were your parents born?
mom: ilocos norte; dad: northern samar

3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?

4. What’s your favorite restaurant?
wala. dati, aristocrat na naging alex III sa may quezon ave.

5. Last time you swam in a pool?
a long time.

6. Have you ever been in a school play?
yes. i miss those times.

7. How many kids do you want?
i don’t know.

8. Type of music you dislike most?
novelty and uberly noisy. emo is also very annoying these days.

9. Are you registered to vote?

10. Do you have cable?

11. Have you ever ridden on a moped?

12. Ever prank call anybody?

13. Ever get a parking ticket?
don’t drive.

14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
somehow i like the thought of it, though i don’t know if i can handle it.

15. Furthest place you ever traveled.
mindanao! haha.

16. Do you have a garden?

17. What’s your favorite comic strip?
maybe ctrl+alt+del or sinfest. and calvin and hobbes of course.

18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?

19. Bath or Shower, morning or night?
shower, morning—or when i wake up.

20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month?
eh, i’ve only seen one movie in the past month. and that’s night at the museum.

21. Favorite pizza topping?

22. Chips or popcorn?
both. although i don’t like the stuff that sticks to my teeth from popcorn.

23. What color lipstick do you usually wear?
i usually don’t! but if i were to, something pinkish. red is too vampy it’d depend on the outfit. no brown please.

24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells?

25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?

26. Orange juice or apple?
leaning slight towards apple (my favorite C2 flavor).

27. Who was the last person you went out to dinner with and where did you dine?
out to dinner? the alumni homecoming yesterday. and with the whole dcs crowd!

28. Favorite type chocolate bar?
twix, snickers, mars… anything chocolate!

29. When was the last time you voted at the polls?
not yet.

30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
never. we have malunggay and mangoes though.

31. Have you ever won a trophy?

32. Are you a good cook?
i don’t know.

33. Do you know how to pump your own gas?
don’t drive.

34. Ever order an article from an infomercial?
oh, you mean an article as in item? not me.

35. Sprite or 7-up?

36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work?

37. Last thing you bought at a pharmacy?
ponstan. for my swelled up finger.

38. Ever thrown up in public?
don’t remember.

39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love?
love. di pa ko jaded. rather be poor and happy.

40. Do you believe in love at first sight?

41. Can exs be friends?
dapaaaat. otherwise parang wala kayong pinagsamahan.

42. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital?
my lolo.

43. Did you have a lot of hair when you were a baby?
i don’t know!

44. What message is on your answering machine?
not applicable.

46. What was the name of your first pet?
ashanti raw, nung baby pa ‘ko.

47. What is in your purse?
money, ids, atm cards, grad pics, important papers

48. Favorite thing to do before bedtime?
magmuni-muni. a cup of milo is also great.

49. What is one thing you are grateful for today?
it’s a sunday and i think i’ve recovered from my fever/flu i started to have this morning. still have a headache though.

50. What do you think about internet surveys?
they’re time-wasters… unless you have nothing better to do… harhar.