Tuesday, May 30, 2006


I started Audioscrobbling a year ago. Discovered it while I was going through a thread in ipodlounge.com and they were talking about this great plug-in for iTunes which then creates charts for you: top overall artist, top weekly tracks, top artists, top albums, and so on and so forth. They then compared playlists and new artists: who listened to what and what songs to watch out for.

Music junkie that I am, I immediately launched a new browser, typed in the then-URL and I was hooked.

I discovered The Trash Can Sinatras who dish out this rock/alternative/new wave kind of music. They remind me of The Smiths. I love Hayfever and Only Tongue Can Tell. Ahlaykem!

Pretty cool, yes?

I get a few private messages now and then regarding the music I listen to, where I get my music and all that. People then started adding me up, sharing their music - which was fantastic! And now some PEx people are in on the fun even. Astig.

The coolest thing is this: they are currently experiencing this sort of lag in the uploading of the charts because of server changes, and because of this, they upgraded some, ahem, lucky members to subscriber status!

"The new profile system should be in place within 2 weeks - unfortunately, meanwhile you may continue to experience slow chart-updates. We're really sorry about this, it does suck mightily. All your scrobbling is being logged though, so your charts will return in all their glory once we're over this hurdle.

To sweeten the deal we're upgrading your account with a free 1 month subscription. (or extending it if you already subscribe). Along with the usual subscriber perks, you'll have access to the beta test of the new site update (in early June). This will give you a chance to try out the new charts system before everyone else, and tell us what you think before it's launched.

The Last.fm Team"

Never mind if it's just a month?! Really. And beta-testing?! Astig 'to.

C'mon. Join the fun and add me up.

Take a tour now.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Way Of Life.

Dancing is a way of life for me, just as writing is to some people, or basketball.

Dance should come naturally with or without music. It's in the swing in your hips when you walk. It's in the way your shoulders move when you wave goodbye. It's in the way your fingers grip the wheel and in how you turn it. It's how you flip your hair without using your hands.

It's innate. It's never learned. It's either you have it or you don't.

They say all you need is rhythm. I say all you need is passion.

This post came about because a friend still can't get over the fact that I can dance to Wolfgang's Center Of The Sun. Hehe. Wolfgang rules!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Of Shots and Lost Causes. Part II.

***click here for Part I.

J: You drunk na? (takes a swig of his beer then adjusts his Ray-Bans)

Soon-to-be. (clinks my vodka ice bottle with his sweaty beer can) Why?

J: Oh nothing. (stares at me then sneers) So... you said good-bye...

Me: *groans* I did. Do we have to talk about it?

J: Bakit ayaw mong pag-usapan? (no response from me as I finish off the vodka ice) Sige, pagtawanan na lang natin.


Me: Gago ka talaga. (silence) Sometimes, naiisip ko sana hindi ko na lang ginawa. But most of the time, all I can think about is how free I feel. No burden, no hidden agenda. No more waiting for him to see my real worth. No more waiting for the texts which I know will never be sent. (grabs another vodka ice from the cooler) And, alam mo, tama yung sinabi niya: He's God's gift to women... blind ones. I hate to admit it, I am blind, J. Blind as a fucking bat. (leans back on the recliner and takes a deep breath) Yep, I'm totally jaded now.

J: (sits up and takes off his sunglasses) Tanga. He's the lost cause. Not you. Tandaan mo yun. You tried to change things between the two of you pero siya yung may ayaw. That doesn't make you less of a woman than you really are. Saying good-bye to him just proves you are the woman because you know you deserve something more and you deserve more from him. (silence) Oi, kahit naka-shades ka alam kong naiiyak ka na. (looks away for a moment then turns to me) I know your pain. Pero tandaan mo, once you find the right one you'll realize why it never worked with anyone else.


And yes, I'm still in beach mode.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Back to reality.

First day of work.

First day back to reality.

Went to work at 6:30 am, got my White Chocolate Mocha and my Chicken Clubhouse.

Just got my AOL screen name. And of course since I had to be familiar with the software I immediately started trying out its features and everything else... hence, my AOL journal.


Need... to... fix... life...


Still in beach mode,