Multiply

•April 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment

My multiply site is gone.
Darn it!

I was able to import my blog but my photo albums, my pictures. Oh man!

I don’t know I have like, tons of albums, photos even dating back 2005.
Man!
Mostly travel photos! Damn!

Now, it’s gone!

I tried to login but nothing… user name does not exist
I tried going to the url but nothing… brings me to the ‘new’ multiple site (Booooooh!)

Umasa ako
but the truth remains you’re

Cue music: Gone by N’ Sync

Gone (Baby you’re) GONE
You’re GONE (Baby you’re) GONE
You’re GONE

I don’t know what to say

Oh well

Kat®

Mithi

•September 15, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Back when I was a college student that was between 2000 to 2004 (Hala sige compute kung ilang taon na ako, para di mahirapan ang sagot ay 25+), I came across to these two major subjects: International Relations and International Law. Kasi ang yours truly ay isang Political Science major.

Sobra kong nagustuhan ang dalawang subject na yun at di naman sa pagmamayabang, mataas ang mga nakuha kong grades. Naks!

Dun ko din nakikila ng lubusuhan sila United Nations, European Union, NATO, Warsaw Pact, ASEAN, APEC, WTO, OPEC, IMF-WB, etc.

Pati rin ang kasaysayan ng mga giyerang yan, sila World War 1 samahan mo pa ng World War 2 may pahabol pang Cold war, Vietnam War, Korean War, ang walang kamatayang Israeli-Palestinian war.

Na-meet ko rin sila Saddam Hussein at si Bin Laden. That time si George W. Bush at Tony Blair love team pero syempre makakalimutan bang ipakilala si Margaret Thatcher, isama mo pa sila Vladimir Putin, Jacques Chirac at ang hindi ko matandaan pangalan ng president eng dating sleeping giant na China. Syempre mawawala ba si ang UN Secretary General na si Kofi Annan na kahit pinalitan na sya sa Ban Ki-moon noong 2006 eh sya pa rin ang sagot ko pag tinanong ako kung sino ang Sec Gen ng UN.

Pero natuto din ako ng konti about oil, dollar diplomacy at iba pang foreign policies.

 

Syempre ang mga iyan ay limot ko na, kapag nakakapanood, nakakarining o nakakabasa ako tungkol sa yan, wala na talaga. Naalala ko lang yung college days ko at minsan may konting flashes ng konting kaalaman pero wala na talaga.  Parang kanta lang yan

 Cue music: I Remember the Boy by Joey Albert

“So while the song still brings that certain glow

And the words still sing of love I know

It isn’t quite the way it was before

I remember the boy

But I don’t remember the feeling

I remember the boy

But I don’t remember the feeling anymore”

Remider: Kinanta ko lamang ito at walang hidden meaning at lalong lalo ng walang BOY…….or GIRL(s).😛

 

All I wanted to share is that because of those two subjects, kahit ako ay Political Science major, hindi ko pinangarap maging abogado..

Pinangarap kong makapagtrabaho sa isang international organization or kaya isa isang diplomatic institution. Hindi lang dahil may diplomatic immunity sila at maaring gumawa ng krimen at hindi makukulong, kundi, ako ay fascinated kung papaanong tumakbo ang relasyon ng bawat bansa at kung papaano ito napapanatili or nasisira. Hehehe!

 

Fast Forward 2012, natupad ang aking pangarap, sapagkat ako ay nakapagtrabaho sa isang diplomatic institution bilang isang contractual na empleyado ng kulang kulang 6 months.

Sakto kasi matapos ang aking kontrata noong August ay nagkaroon ng opening para sa isang permanenteng position. Ako ay nag-apply. Nag-exam at sumagot ng mala Bb. Pilipinas Q and A portion sa panel interview.

Di ako mapakali sa kakakaantay ng email or tawag matapos ang application process na yun. Kasi sabi naman, positive or negative yung feedback ‘we’ll let you know.’ Which is good at least hindi ako hanging.

Cue music: Hanging by the Moment by Lifehouse

 “Desperate for changing

Starving for truth

I’m closer to where I started

Chasing after you…

 …..I’m hanging by a moment here with you

I’m living for the only thing I know

I’m running and not quite sure where to go

And I don’t know what I’m diving into

Just hanging by a moment here with you”

 

That was Friday, kasi Thursday yung interview.

 

Then…

 

LUNES… (nang tayo’y magkakilala)

Antay ako ng tawag. Nagmall muna ako. Syet tumawag. Dalawang beses. My Gaaaaaaaaad di ko nasagot. I switched the profile of my phone to Loud. I’m sure maririnig ko na yan pag tumawag ulit. The rest of the day until alam kong uwian na nila nag-aantay ako ng tawag. Eh Hindi na tumawag.

 

*light bulb* I told myself baka nag-email. Hanap ng pinakamalapit ng internetan sa Trinoma, bukas ng email. *boink* walang email. Waaaah. Hanggang sa pagtulog ko kinagabihan di ako mapakali.

 

 

 

MARTES:

Tumawag sila

 

 

 

 

NEXT WEEK:

Start ko na bilang permanenteng empleyado ng Embahada ng _ _ _ _ _ _* sa Pilipinas.

 

 

 

*bakit blangko? Wala lang trip ko lang. Hehehe!

 

 

Ang masasabi ko lang:

8 yrs in the making. Dreams really do come true. Thank you Lord.

 

Katqt®, very thankful

Pride March

•November 19, 2011 • 3 Comments

 

Malapit na naman ang December, hindi lang pasko ang inaantay ko pag December pati ang Annual LGBT Pride March. Ilang taon na rin akong dumadalo sa pagtitipong ito.

Mag timeline nga tayo.. yung mga natatandaan ko lang.

 

2005 Celebrating Pride and Rights

  • Sa Plaza Miranda sa may Quiapo. Assembly sa tapat ng UST then nag-martsa patungong plaza miranda. Pumunta lang ako. mag-isa. walang kakilala. spectator ba. Pero masaya. Ito rin yung kasikatan ng ng pelikulang Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, kaya nag speech speech din yung bidang lalaki.

 

2006 or 2007

  • Hindi ako sigurado, basta isa dito nadaluhan ko, at sympre yung isa hindi
  • Nakadaan lang. Pumunta ako kasama ng aking noong-jowa at friend nya. Sa may park sa may tapat ng Malate Church. Funny to kasi habang nang nagtatalumpati talumpati ang mga kinatawan ng mga LGBT orgs ay sa kabila ay nagdiriwang ng Immaculate Concepcion ang mga deboto ni Mama Mary. At dahil dyan tumingin ako sa Calendaryo at December 8, 2007 ay nataon ng sabado. Pero ang LGBT Pride Marches ay kadalasang pinagdiriwang ng first Saturday ng December. So dilemma pa rin. I therefore conclude na may amnesia ako.

 

2008 Live, Love and Unite

  • Sa Orosa-Nakpil ang stage. Sa may Remedios Circle ang assebly tapos nag mag march paikot hanggang makaabot ng Orosa-Nakpil.  Eto masaya! Kami ni noong-jowa ay nagmartsa kasama ng GALANG. First time ko na mag-march na may sinamahan org na kakilala ko. hindi yung basta lang ako sumabay. Hehe! Masaya, naka-akyat sa stage nakahawak ng tarp. Nakisigaw. Basta masaya. May pageant pageant. May mga performance.

 

2009 Dare! Care

  • Same as the previous year, sa Orosa-Nakpil. Sa Remedios Circle ang kitaan. Habol lang ako. Si jowa-then may work sa program nalang  ako nakarating hindi ko kasi mahanap yung route nila. Hehe.

 

2010: One Love

  • By far my most favorite Pride March that I’ve attended. Bakit? Syempre sa QC (is the place to be), Tomas Morato lang. Tatlong tumbling, isa kembot eh asa venue na ako. Malapit lang kasi ang bahay namin. Tsaka masaya. Fun talaga, ang daming dumalo. Masaya. Suportado todo todo ng LGU. Mahaba nga lang ang route pero keri. Nag bitbit pa ako ng friend na first time dumalo ng Pride March, nag march kami with Team Pilipinas na may dala dala ng mahabang rainbow flag. Saya diba?

 

Kaya ngayong 2011 I’m excited. Ang title ay Pride of the Orient. O diba the title sa December 3, 2011. Venue is still TBA. I’m sure pinag-iigihan ng mga organizers ang Pride March na ito. Sana sa QC ulit. Hehe! Sana rin maraminng umattend. Para masaya.  Sana rin yung cause na pinaglalaban ay unti unti ng makamtan.🙂

 

 

 

 Katqt®, dream #18 Maka-attend ng Gay Pride Celebration sa US or sa Canada

Lesbian Monday

•June 7, 2011 • 7 Comments

I can’t help but write about my Monday. My Lesbian Monday

Hehe!

Morning:

 I watched a lesbian film, Elena Undone. It is about a pastor’s wife who fell in love with a lesbian writer.  I like it. I like the story, well not entirely because of the extramarital affair – it is bad. Really bad. Pero ginawan naman ng paraan ng soulmate thing kaya ganun. Pwede na rin. And it is very very sexy! Yun siguro kaya ko nagustuhan. Hahaha!   

 

Afternoon:

 I bought a lesbian book. Sinuwerte na naman ako sa BookSale, nakakita ako ng book worth P75.00 and its a lesbian book pa. The Lesbian Erotic Dance. Naks! Nadaan ako sa title eh. It’s a book about sexuality. Keri naman.  

Sama mo na yung mga lesbians and lesbian couples na naglipana sa Gateway. Grabe ang daming tao sa Gateway. Lunes na lunes. Pasukan na nga talaga siguro.

 

Evening:

Just when I thought that I will call my lesbian Monday a day. Biglang tumawag si J punta daw ako sa kanila nagpatawag ng meeting si R. The first order of business is J & M (a NFF na sort of ni-reto ni R kay J na super aliw kami ni R) pero ok na yun, last Saturday pa. Pero ang highlight ng gabi ay si R and gf nyang si A (hindi out sa family). Before nagpatawag ng meeting si R nag-usap pala sila about their relationship hindi ko na ide-detalye pero mejo mabigat for them na may cry me a river sila. Then while we are in our i don’t know second bottle of SML biglang nagtext si A, she came out daw to her parents. WOW! As in wow! Nawala ang tama si R, halos mahulog ako upuan ko because we didn’t expect that action from A, man! Few hours after ng kanilang talk. Diba? Very brave. We are very very happy for R and A.

Wow! Lesbian Monday Indeed. Happy Pride 

 

 

 

Happy Pride!

•June 2, 2011 • 1 Comment

Repost:

JUNE is PRIDE MONTH.

Task Force Pride Phils. is honored to present the “June 2011 Pride Pilipinas Calendar of Events”.

TFP gathered the major events that will happen in Manila during the month-long celebration and we will continue to give detailed update and share events by different organizations and groups from our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

We are encouraging everyone to invite your friends to join and be part of the June 2011 Pride Month celebration.

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May 2 years ko na rin wish maka attend na Pride March sa Baguio. Sana this year.

:p

Katqt®, Happy Pride Everyone!

I give up. Tech Support Please!

•May 21, 2011 • 4 Comments

In most blogs I stalk, I see at the bottom of their posts something like

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

RELATED POST

SIMILAR POST

then it will show thumbnail of the blog entries they wrote.

And, I also see something like a share button. Where readers can share the post to their facebook, twitter, etc.

I’ve spent two (2) nights already exploring my wp dashboard and searching in google how to add those features in my blog. Well I found some but it’s not applicable to wordpress.COM, it’s only available to wp [dot] ORG. Damn! And then there are other tutorials how to add those without a pluggin or widget, meaning I’ll just have to edit the CSS or whatever that is called. And I just can’t follow.😦

I give up. Tech Support, Pretty please.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

•May 14, 2011 • 10 Comments

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Running Time:  1 hr, 41 min.

Written & Directed by: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden

 

(Lazy to write my version of the) Plot:

 It’s @5:00 AM on a Sunday in Brooklyn. Craig Gilner (played by Keir Gilchrist of “United States of Tara”) is bicycling up to the entrance of a mental health clinic; this bright 16-year-old is stressed out from the demands of being a teenager. Before his parents (Lauren Graham [of “Parenthood”] and Jim Gaffigan [of “Away We Go”]) and younger sister are even awake, Craig checks himself into Argenon Hospital and is admitted by a psychiatrist. But the youth ward is temporarily closed – so he finds himself stuck in the adult ward. One of the patients, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis of “The Hangover”), soon becomes both Craig’s mentor and protégé. Craig is also quickly drawn to another 16-year-old displaced to the adult ward, the sensitive Noelle (Emma Roberts of the upcoming “Scream 4’), who just might make him forget his longtime unrequited crush Nia (Zoë Kravitz of the upcoming “X-Men: First Class”). With a minimum five days’ stay imposed on him by the adult ward’s staff psychiatrist Dr. Eden Minerva (Academy Award nominee Viola Davis), Craig is sustained by friendships on both the inside and the outside as he learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up.

(copied from http://www.facebook.com/itskindofafunnystory?sk=info)

“It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” adapted from Ned Vizzini’s 2006 novel of the same title, with cool book cover. (Check out below)

One boring Friday evening (meaning last night) I decided to watch a movie/series from my brother’s collection in his laptop. Among my choices are: Love and other Drugs (2010) Say Anything (1989), The Bing Bang Theory, Two Guys and a Girl. Then I saw:  It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010), I have no idea what it is about and judging from the title I think its light comedy. So I watched it.

I was expecting a light comedy but what I got was a light drama. But I like it. I like it very much because I can totally relate. In one way or the other, I am Craig. I (think I) am suffering from depression and would really like professional help. Oh how I wish I can check myself in an Adult Psychiatric Ward and talk to a Psychiatrist. You see I have a lot of problems and I don’t share it. Even in this blog site, I am hesitant to share it. I want to since it is my blogspace and I can write anything I want but I dither. It’s not that I want the world to know I just need to let it out. I don’t know, it’s just the way I am. I am not sure why, I am a talkative person (sometimes) but rarely talk about how I really feel particularly my problems. It’s not that I’m too proud to ask for help, I am more than willing to be admitted to a psychiatric ward. I come up with reasons why I think I don’t usually share:

  1. I usually forget my problems when I am happy seeing them/hearing from them (People to talk to)
  2. I think my problems are too shallow compared to other people.
  3. The people to talk to have their own problem to think about
  4. I am ashamed of some.

The only person that knows me is me and my imaginary friend. Next would be my girlfriend if I have one. Even my family and long time friends don’t know me the way any real friend/family should know. And it’s partly my fault because I don’t share. And they don’t ask. And other parts are:

  1. The way I was brought up
  2. The way I think & maybe
  3. The not-so-good experience from childhood that my girlfriend then insisted that may have contributed on my attitude about my (not) facing my problems.

For me, I wasn’t traumatized at all for I turned out to be good. But I am not a professional, so I wouldn’t know and as I contemplate about it, sometimes it crossed my mind that, it could be one of the reasons.

Am I suicidal? Maybe, I don’t know. I’ve thought about it, yeah. Attempted? Sorta, but not to the point that I already hurt myself, I am too weak and coward to do that. But I already know which building to jump off to. And still thinking other ways to end my life that would be quick and not too painful, easy and I would still look good. You see jumping off the building will ruin my face. And I still don’t have a portrait to display on my wake. I don’t like my college graduation picture; I still need to have a good portrait before I die.

Anyways, all I wanted to say is that I enjoyed the movie. I was entertained. I like the story line, the acting, the musical score, the editing oh I love the editing specially the brain map scene.


Katqt®, depressed/feeling movie reviewer

 
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