My purple world

Saturday, September 23, 2006

R.I.P. Purple World

Hello All (whoever you are),

Please check out the latest happy news on George and my joint blog www.justineandgeorge.com. Thanks :D

Justine

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Karen's gifts Posted by Picasa

Mocha rolls atbp.

Hello my frisky little ponies (sabi nga ni Craig) !

I have just one thing to add about mocha rolls, especially if you are attempting to make one from scratch. Use DECAFFEINATED coffee. I cannot stress this point enough. George and I were left tossing and turning till the wee hours of the morning (Being the good soul that I am, I didn't even tell George that it might be the mocha roll. I just hoped he wouldn't notice. Hehe, too late.). Aside from that, it was great :D.

I posted a pic of a very pleasant surprise in the mail. Thank you Karen! I've always wanted a cookie press/ cutter thing (no, I am not being sarcastic, I really do want one!) and now I have a new thing to play with. Also, perfect kasi I had all these cheesecake ingredients which I haven't yet made into a cheesecake (You know, kasi that would be TOO matakaw. Yeah, right.). But now, I can make mini cheesecakes and give some away. Hooray!

During "down time" in the lab (centrifuge is spinning, cells are incubating), I was able to write the story of how George and I, you know, fell in love...and stuff. Haha. But I now emailed it to him and as I told him, "It's outta my hands now!". So if you don't see it on our site soon, kulitin nyo sya. Content lang ang contribution ko sa site na yan e, I dunno the website programming stuff.

Owkidowkie, um, pagod na ako so I think I am off to bed but see, so far I am keeping to my resolution of posting more and trying to update wedsite. Hopefully my next post will have cookies and mini cheesecake pix. Yey!

=:)

Sunday, January 01, 2006


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mocha rolls... a success! Posted by Picasa

Happy New Year!

Hello people! (or whoever is still checking this very un-updated blog :p)

First of all, yes I am married (wohooo!) and for all marriage related info check out George and my wedsite www.justineandgeorge.com. George has finally uploaded our pics (big smile). Just to show how pahabol we are, we have still to add our story and how the big day went (eventually :D um, resolution #1). My sis is also getting married (something in the air, um, love? love is in the air dadadadaladida) on the 14th of Jan. Now it is my turn to keep her calm and relaxed.

Like the heading says, Happy New Year to all! Nalungkot ako ng konti sa New Year festivities dito (um, WALA kasing festivities aside from the stupid ball dropping) so I decided to make a feast for two. Check out the pix. I made dinner rolls from scratch, cooked a big ham and made a mocha roll to boot. Hehe. Takaw talaga noh?

Well, I kinda remember my last new year's resolutions and um, hehe, alin kaya yung natupad ko dun? But a new year is a new start, so I'll just have to try again. Needless to say, I will try to update this more often ,if anything, for my sanity. (resolution #2)

One thing I have learned from this past year is that there are so many more important things in life other than work, work, work (I know it's pretty obvious but I've been pretty dense, ok? Plus, I am a born worrier). Everyone has been telling me to not forget the Lord. Thank you because I honestly think I have sometimes. But stress and disappointment are no excuses. George's mom, talking to me on the phone, asked me that I pray with George every night. We have been doing just that as often as we remember and it's been very helpful. There are so many things to be thankful for and so many things and people to pray for. (resolution #3)

So the holidays end and it's back to work tomorrow (aha! another resolution is to start waking up earlier #4). To fulfill that resolution I have to start sleeping earlier. Well, that's all I have for ya tonight. Hope the year has been good to each and every one of you and here's wishing everyone a year filled with love (yihee! see : jona's fafa wish), with patience (grad students will understand; i.e. patience in getting data, haha), with thankfulness (if my boss finally lets me propose) and with hope (that I will graduate, eventually).

Later =:)





Monday, September 05, 2005

Coldplay media

crowd taking a picture of itself

swallowed in the sea

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Coldplay


My labmate Stefi is quite the Coldplay fan. After explaining to her that I was down on cash (and already felt guilty for paying for pricey DMB tickets) she surprised me by buying me non-lawn tickets(NON-LAWN - I can't stress how important this part is) to see the band play in Columbus this Aug 31st.

I must admit, I was really touched but wasn't super thrilled. I like Coldplay's music but they weren't on my top fave bands of all time. But after we got back on Wed night, I had to hand it to them. They know how to give one heckofa concert.

The light show was amazing. And they pretty much customized the effects for each song. Highlights were yellow balloons and confetti coming down during "Yellow". They had cameramen perched (yes, perched) above the stage filming the bandmembers individually and they had it set up so that you could see all four of them in a video-like style in the screen they had set up behind the band. Midway through one of their songs, the screen flashed "Get Your Cameras Ready" "3...2...1" . Then the cameras focused on the crowd so that you could see the crowd taking a picture of itself on the big screen with the lights dimming in and out. Pretty cool stuff. During "Swallowed by the Sea", Chris Martin's handwritten lyrics were projected all over the stage and surrounding area. It was quite breathtaking. I'll try to get the mini-video which Stefi got set up so you guys can see. There was a lot of audience interaction as well. He talked about hurrican Katrina, the MTV awards and during the encore ran into the crowd to finish the song. It was the best concert I've been to. Of course we had to buy the overpriced merchandise afterwards :p



Sunday, June 19, 2005

Maybe I do have a bit of a life


This week was pretty swell, I must admit.

On wednesday, George and I went to a Dave Matthews concert. It was a last minute thing (coz I was feeling a bit sorry for myself). We got the tickets off of eBay and at $75 apiece, it wasn't too bad. Our seats were sooooo great! We were the second section from the front, a little to the right. Oh my gosh! Sabi ko kay George for that night pwede bang mahal ko si Dave? (payag naman sya, one night lang naman daw). I think there have been better setlists in his other concerts but when he sang Crash AND Crush it made it sooooooo worth it. I also realized when you are Dave Matthews, you can get away with incoherent mumblings and the crowd just goes wild (I'm pretty sure he told me he loves me too, he said I was his Dreamgirl, hehe). Anyway, see setlist below.

jun.15.2005
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Dream Girl

One Sweet World
American Baby
What Would You Say?
Hello Again
Crash
Bartender
Hunger For The Great Light
Two Step
Steady As We Go
Grey Street
Dancing Nancies
You Might Die Trying
Crush
Stand Up
*Encore:
Stolen Away On 55th & 3rd Louisiana Bayou
*Special Guests:
* Robert Randolph

My cousin is in Cleveland taking a pre-med course thingy and I'm grateful because that made for an eventful weekend. Saturday we spent getting busog on Filipino food at Nipa Hut for lunch and then going to watch Batman Begins. I must say, its my favorite of the Batman series (it doesn't hurt to have a teenage crush on the lead either, Christian Bale of Newsies and Swingkids fame).

Today is Father's day. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers everywhere! George stood up when the priest asked all fathers to stand up and my cousin was like, "Is there something I don't know?". Ako naman, "Yeah, me too. Is there something I don't know?". Hehe. Made for an interesting final blessing. We ate our fill at BD mongolian barbeque, and me and Annmarie went to a comedy show (Jeff Allen) afterwards. The guy was pretty funny. The set was timely Father's-Day-oriented but all the hirits on the missus and (teenage) kids were hilarious. Ended the day with some West Wing on DVD.

Gonna present some of my data tomorrow. Yep, you heard me right. I think I actually have some data of worth and it looks pretty good (if I do say so myself). Happy, happy week.

Friday, June 10, 2005

20 questions

Hello my cheekyweemonkeys!

Today I ask for your help. George and I are making a wedding website (me:content, george:the actual website, hahaha!). We wanted to put a "Story of Us" section in it pero both of us didn't want to go mushy or anything so we were thinking of a "He Said, She Said" type of section, where we get asked the same questions and we should both answer truthfully and to the best of our knowledge (now, what was I REALLY thinking?). This is where you (um, any of YOU) come in. So, be creative (no, not bastos), be funny, and be willing to help out. Thanks in advance and looking forward to your suggestions.

Events since my last post :
1) summer is here! THE HEAT IS KILLING ME!!!. It's been 80s and 90s over here for this past week now and it distracts me sooooo much (can't sleep without a fan).
2) got a ring bearer and flower girls
3) been obsessing over centerpieces
4) surprisingly, at a SLOW phase in the lab so not much lab work to whine about
5) lab is soon moving to a new location (near you!) so maybe there is some ligpitation to be done
6) on DVD : Hero and Resident Evil 2 (can I say Milla Jovovich is hot? She's such a badass! George giving me THE LOOK)
7) got some invitation prototypes and some save the date magnets (home made)
8) did I mention it's HOT?