Thursday, March 29, 2012

Breakfast with Snickers

When I'm in a hurry and in need of quick energy, my go-to source is a Snickers bar...
It's got sugar, more sugar, some peanuts and chocolate. What more could I possible need?

I've been running on chocolate for days. I read that people who eat chocolate are thinner than most so I won't feel guilty about this. It brightens my day during rainy days.


Monday, March 26, 2012

The weird world of dreams

So I watched the Exorcism of Emily Rose a few nights back because I lost in a challenge, a challenge which was MY idea in the first place. The consequence my boyfriend >:< gave me was to watch a horror movie of the winner's choice. The thing about that movie is that it isn't really scary while watching it. I mean there was hardly any blood, gore and violence. But it was certainly eerie. The thought of unseen entities, demons in this case, latches on to one's imagination long after the movie is done.

I was so intrigued that I kept reading about the phenomena of possession. Causes are varied. Dabbling in the occult is pretty believable. But among the silliest I've read are playing Dungeons and Dragons and listening to rock music. O_O It still escapes me how people come up with these things. A cause incites a direct effect. Someone tell me how one's preference to certain music or games will cause them to be susceptible to the spirits? Well, maybe I'll understand if the music or songs are some outright worship of evil, but come on. A little skepticism would go a long way.

I couldn't sleep for a few days because I kept waking up in the middle of the night at around 2am. I'd panick because I didn't want to be awake by 3am or else I'd imagine all sorts of monsters lurking in the dark.

I expected to get nightmares. However, I got only a weird dream last night. I seemed to be in a mall. There were security guards rummaging through my stuff. I had no idea what they wanted from me. After a few moments, they pulled out a stick of Rexona.... O_O end of dream.

Because I found this dream so weird, I decided to look it up online. The official interpretation of the dream is:
If you dream of applying deodorant, this may signify that you are able to avoid or overcome obstacles due to your strong character.
Well well well... good things can come from weird boxes after all.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

The 62nd Palanca Awards now accepting entries

Reposting from Panitikan:
Now on its 62nd year of encouraging excellence in literary writing, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards) is currently accepting entries for this year’s contest. Deadline for submission is at 12:00 m.n. of 30 April 2012.

The Palanca Awards, the country’s most prestigious and longest-running literary competition, welcomes submissions under the following regular categories:
English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play; Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tulang Pambata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula; Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon and Short Story-Iluko.

Each contestant may submit only one entry per category.

The Palanca Awards saw a significant boost in the participation of young writers over the years. To further encourage the youth to hone their literary talents, writers below 18 years old may submit essays under the Kabataan Division. This year's theme for the Kabataan Essay is “In the advent of e-books, do I still consider printed books to be an important part of education?” The theme for the Kabataan Sanaysay is “Sa paglaganap ng e-books, maituturing ko pa bang mahalagang bahagi ng edukasyon ang mga nakalimbag na aklat?”

The literary contest is open to all Filipino (or former Filipino) citizens, except current officers and employees of its organizing body, the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc.  Contest rules and official entry forms are available at the Foundation's office at 6th Floor, One World Square Building, No.10 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City and at the Palanca Awards official website,

Entries with complete requirements may be submitted at the Foundation’s office or through the official website.
Winners will be announced on 1 September 2012.

Established in 1950 in honor of Don Carlos Palanca Sr., the Palanca Awards aims to help develop Philippine literature by providing incentives for writers to craft their most outstanding literary works, to serve as a treasury of Philippine literary gems and assist in its dissemination to the public, particularly the students.

To date, the Palanca Awards has a collection of 2,052 winning works. Of these, 898 are in English, 1,020 in Filipino and 134 in Regional Languages. The collection includes 527 short stories, 366 collections of poetry, 208 essays, 344 one-act plays, 182 full-length plays, 60 teleplays, 54 screenplays, 148 stories for children, 34 futuristic fiction stories, 77 Kabataan essays, 36 novels, and 16 collections of poetry for children.

For further information, please email the administrator at or call telephone number 856-0808 loc. 33.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Declaimers for Printemps de Poetes 2012

Got the list of readers for this coming Printemps de Poetes on March 15, 2012.:)

Gemino Abad Toys
Anne Abad The Wake
Virgilio Almario Unang Taon
Alma Anonas Carpio Storm Child
Shin Castillo Innocence
Noël Del Prado Childhood Games
Anna Gamboa The Jigsaw Pieces
Marne Kilates Ghazal of the Meliguas
Pete Lacaba The Names of Spiders
Marra Lanot Laro
Asha Macam The Coloring Book
Rosa Magno The Stone-Stairs Which Led Nowhere:
Paolo Manalo Inside Out
Vim Nadera Legend
Victor Penaranda Bus Window
André Rioult Eloges
Markus Rucksthul Les Larmes de Ma Mere
Marivic Rufino cf Rio Alma
Joel Salud A WALK ALONG THE TERRACE WITH A CHILD A Walk Along the Terrace with a Child
Ritchen Sarigumba My Sleeping Grandmother
Cherilyn Sarigumba When it Rains
Ramon Sunico Juani's Toys #1: Ball
Cesare Syjuco The Table of Zero
Maxine SYJUCO Premonition
Yanna Verbo Acosta Moonrise
Jaime Yambao A Church in my Childhood
Krip Yuson Rainbow Song
Apolinario Macalintal Voice of a Child

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Grasslimb Volume 10 #1

Yey! I got my contributor's copies of Grasslimb today! I immediately took photos of course, so I can plug myself shamelessly in my shamelessly about me blog hahaha