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4/28/2010; goodbye snacking with anna [May. 1st, 2010 | 05:04 pm]
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we're just kids with a long way to run

Of all the possible things one can do over summer, like going to the beach, or heading out of town, or even just sheltering in mall basements where the air conditioning is coldest, I haven't done any of them. My mom's still complaining that I spend all day in a corner of the room with my laptop, and I just avoid pointing out that whenever I do say I'm going out, her glare chips away at my eroding will to live. Thankfully there are still occasional magazine jobs which get me out of the house, and so far, they've been the best few hours of summer so far.

Tomorrow I'm heading for a two-week shoot for Jerrold Tarog's next film, to intern in the art department with Judd and Kim C. Sam's coming too, being vastly more important than us, because she's worked with Jerrold before. I am excited and secretly unprepared. Some things never change.

Speaking of internship, I had to apply for residency at UP to be able to complete it. No one knew why I had to, except for one lady in the admin department who said something like "c'est la vie", but not in French. It cost 40 pesos, and took just around an hour. If only regular enrollment in this hellhole of time were more like that.



Anna helped speed things up by simply keeping me company.



That won't be happening again any time soon, because she's heading to Qatar for six months to work, explore the world, find herself, and convince herself she's not just going to shop.



Naturally, we celebrated her coming trip by eating, so we met up with Tope and just did it.



Le Ching Teahouse at UP Technohub is like every other garden variety Chinese chain restaurant in the country.



And just like all the Hap Chans, Mongkoks, North Parks, and Mann Hanns, the food is cheap, delicious, deceptively unhealthy, and counterintuitively unsatisfying.















It's a little strange to know that she's touched down in Doha right about now. You can't even drink there, right? She's doomed. I'll miss you, Anna!
There's this interesting file labeled "Script" which I haven't gotten to reading for tomorrow. I think I'll do that.
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[User Picture]From: kseenaa
2010-05-01 12:03 pm (UTC)

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Even though you might not think it yet, but I believe your life is moving in the right direction. I mean, you do get magazine jobs and interesting internships. :-) That must be worth something!

Also, your photos are damn nice. But I bet you already knew that. ;-)
From: otherjoseph
2010-05-01 12:24 pm (UTC)

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For the most part, yeah. There's a lot I'd rather be doing... except I don't know what. Thank you
From: crescendoll
2010-05-01 03:59 pm (UTC)

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You make the simplest things - like a mostly eaten plate of food - seem so beautiful in your photos. Not going to lie, it kind of blows my mind. :)
From: otherjoseph
2010-05-01 04:12 pm (UTC)

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thank you so much :) gluttony is beautiful. we tell ourselves that. :|
[User Picture]From: incognitoglam
2010-05-01 05:03 pm (UTC)

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Why is Anna's hair aka face aka everything so lovely and Qatar-ready? <3 And why are you hating on Le Ching! It's Anna's absolute love next to... Krumping <3
From: otherjoseph
2010-05-02 02:46 pm (UTC)

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She got bangs and a blow... dry. Hi.
I love Le Ching, it's insubstantial but beautiful. Hi.
From: bottledbrain.blogspot.com
2010-05-01 11:43 pm (UTC)

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I know how weird it is to finish enrolling in less than an hour—in UP, that is.
From: otherjoseph
2010-05-02 02:45 pm (UTC)

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If it happens again, I'll be convinced I just got myself some horrible karma for having it too easy.
From: (Anonymous)
2010-05-05 06:17 am (UTC)

Hi

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I can't even smoke, swear, or just be me. It's not because of the Qatari government. It is because of my sister. I'm a saint in her eyes. When they talk about something "adult" they ask me to cover my ears. Uhm. WOW! And hi, I can never catch you online nowadays.

Hi Nissy! You know me so well. I love Le Ching! My hair is semi going straight here so it's always tied back nowadays, wanna cry so much! :|

P.S. Sorry I attacked your blog. Ahihi. Love you!
From: otherjoseph
2010-05-07 05:47 pm (UTC)

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Does your sister think you're some Maria Clara? Because that's a lie.

Attack me! I love you!
From: (Anonymous)
2010-05-12 08:27 pm (UTC)

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*Chun-Li Kick! AKA Attack*

Hi. It's 4 in the morning and the tears are falling NAT.
Love you! :*
From: otherjoseph
2010-05-19 05:04 am (UTC)

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Oh my god!
[User Picture]From: isisconcerebro
2010-05-21 09:37 pm (UTC)

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I know