Wednesday, December 15, 2004

.:Today's LSS (A.K.A. Jason, From Jomari To You, A Merry Christmas!):.

A Perfect Christmas
by Jose Mari Chan

My idea of a perfect Christmas
Is to spend it with you
In a party
Or dinner for two
Anywhere would do
Celebrating the yuletide season
Always lights up our lives
Simple pleasures are made special too
When their shared with you

Looking through some old photographs
Faces of friends we'll always remember
Watching busy shoppers rushing about
In the cool breeze of December
Sparkling lights, all over town
Children's carols in the air
By the Christmas tree
A shower of stardust on your hair

I cant think of a better Christmas
Than my wish coming true
And my wish is you'd let me spend my whole life with you

(Repeat Refrain, then Chorus)

My idea of a perfect Christmas is to spend it with you


As I was about to board an FX yesterday morning, I stopped in my tracks as I was about to open the door.

I was looking at a gorgeous Chinese girl in the driver's seat of the FX.

Unfortunately, the FX was actually a private vehicle, and the girl was obviously not going to let me hitch a ride.

But the experience was cool while it lasted.

.:The Bushy Experience:.

Beyonce needs a trimmer. I'm not too interested about it, but I saw her wear one pair of shorts too skimpy and not wear appropriate underwear underneath. I certainly did not need to see that.


I felt a bit down yesterday because I felt rather trivialized after a very heartfelt show of good faith towards a person. Thankfully, a very good friend managed to placate me well enough, and help me feel a lot better after the whole thing. It really helped me feel better and all. It was very good to be conversing with that person, really. I miss that person a lot...


Xango is opening tomorrow. I told Joey that I wasn't likely to join anymore, and I'm glad he took it well. He did tell me that he's leaving the door open for me in the event that I decided to change my mind and join Xango, and he was fairly interested in the alternative I gave him as to why I could afford to not be in Xango.

It's not that I harbor any ill will towards the company. In my opinion, Xango is simply one of the best network marketing companies I've ever run into. They have a good product, a good system, and very reputable people running the show.

But it's just not for me.

I can't recruit people like a madman to save my life. I'm not the kind of person who would willingly gloss over the steep investment of ten thousand pesos a month to the poor person whom I might give illusions of grandeur to if I did. I'm not too great at trying to sugar-coat things, and I simply do not have the staying power to keep on looking for people to recruit all the time.

Juss, my sole successful recruit, is all that. She's good at this. She'll go a long way. All the power to her, but given the fact that I need three functioning legs to make it in Xango, having her blaze a trail for the company on her own will only take me so far.

As such, I leave network marketing to the experts. It clearly isn't my strongest suit.

.:I Wish I Could Talk About...:.

... the Magic 8-Ball.

But I'm too tired. I'll do that next time.

.:The Top Ten People I'm Most Grateful To This Year:.

I won't delve much into an intro. I just wish people wouldn't trivialize a year's worth of appreciation the way it happened recently. It kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth, after having poured out my heart over it.

5: Peppy Salita. Peppy and I have known each other for around two years already. We were classmates in Economics, where I found out for myself that I was hanging around with most of the CS block in my batch in that class. Amusingly enough, I got along with most of them, and the eternal CS connection reared its head for the second time in my life, the first being with someone I'm rather grateful to this year as well (But I won't spoil it, so enough on that.).

The funny thing is, among all the people I got along with in that class, I always thought at the time that Peppy was the serious type. He didn't seem to have too many stories to tell and seemed attentive to our (cute) teacher in class. Of course, it took quite a while for me to discover that I was far from the truth.

I think I really got to know Peppy as a good friend during fourth year, where the both of us sat in on Sacha's CS 21 classes. It got to a point where we talk there so much that Sacha's students thought I was a teaching assistant myself, which was hilarious, all things considered. We found that we had a lot of things in common: from CCG's to wrestling to being an otaku, it turned out that we really had a lot of common ground and that helped us get along quite well. Numerous gatherings at Sacha's place and the opening of Hobby Haven cemented that fact further.

Then some time around August, the both of us got interested in fire-spinning, under the tutelage of Kathy Chua. I thought I'd just mention that.

Peppy isn't the person I would turn to for advice for the most part, when I have this or that problem. In fact, I hardly talk to him about my really big problems, and if I do, I mostly do it rhetorically. Notice that my being grateful to Peppy is not mainly for what he has done this year (Of course, I do appreciate the times he took Grace home safely, as well as the times I got to hitch, and his recording RAW and Smackdown for me.), but mainly for who he is. There's a load of difference there, and I think that speaks volumes about him.

I'll leave it at that. I owe Peppy a lot for a lot of things, and I thank him for that. But most of all, I thank him for being who he is, because that sure has made life a lot more interesting.

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