Saturday, November 28, 2009

Got my attention, it did.

Posted by austenfan at 11/28/2009 09:37:00 PM 0 comments
During one of my classes (the name of which I will not divulge as my instructor might try to do a random Google search and end up here at my blog), as I was conversing with my friend (as usual), our instructor suddenly flashed this image showing the Philippines' gold resources. Naturally, I was intrigued. Imagine, all that gold hidden somewhere, just waiting to be unearthed! I mean, what if heaps of gold are just sitting beneath our houses as we speak? :p

Not that I'm an expert on these things or whatever. I guess searching the world wide web for information on gold would be a good idea.

Surprisingly, there are actually a lot of different websites about gold. There's this certain site where you can find different facts about gold that I'm sure you've never heard of before. I found out that there are different types of gold, and they, of course, also differ in prices. I read that the Gold American Eagle is the most sought-after gold coin. I'm not really sure why, but it's probably due to its appearance - properties like luster or something. There were these types of gold from China and Australia. I'm not really sure but I think I've heard somewhere that the gold from the Philippines aren't really of top quality. Of course, I could be wrong.

The site also offers advice on proper gold investment. I know, right? There's such a thing as that? Though I guess, I could see why that would be necessary. After all, it is expensive. And I foresee it becoming more expensive in the future. Hmm. I might want to invest on gold myself some time. That is, when I have the money to invest. :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

I LOVE my birthday presents!

Posted by austenfan at 11/23/2009 10:39:00 PM 5 comments
For those of you who didn't know (which probably equates to all of you), I celebrated my birthday sometime last week. And I am just simply ecstatic with these two presents I got from my parents! :)


YESSSS! I now own a Fully Booked discount card, which gives me 10% off on cash purchases and 5% on credit card purchases. Lalalalalalala.


And my Twilight poster... framed!!!! It doesn't look like it in the picture, but it's actually quite big. It's situated right across my bed, which is kinda creepy when you think about it. Haha.

Turning 20 and leaving teenage land wasn't that bad after all. I got these awesome gifts and a lot of warm greetings and wishes!

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Way off topic:

I have been getting a lot of spam comments lately, it's a good thing I've turned on comment moderation. So... I just delete those cause really, nobody likes spam! Hope you understand!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Things to do this (coming) holiday season

Posted by austenfan at 11/22/2009 09:23:00 PM 0 comments
Yeah, it's a bit early to make plans but well, plans are supposed to be that way, right? :)

Anyway, I don't really plan on doing something new. I'd probably just stay at home and spend time with my family. Then, come December 25, we'd visit my grandparents, uncles/aunts, and cousins to spend Christmas together. Very traditional, but always fun!

But if I had (a lot) more money, I would definitely go the extra mile. Maybe I'd gift myself with a dozen or so books. Or maybe we could go on a trip... to the Myrtle Beach Resort! I just checked out their site and found out that Myrtle Beach Resorts definitely have one of the nicest amenities I've ever seen. Well, not that I've seen many. :p I don't usually enjoy going to beaches (I prefer pools. Yep, I know I'm boring.) but these Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resorts sure have me raring to go! Maybe I don't even have to actually go to the beach. I could just stay inside one of the rooms in the Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resort. It seems like a fine way to spend the day - getting room service, massages, or even just spending the whole day watching TV!

Now I'm wondering if I just made actual plans or just daydreaming about. LOL.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Timeout!

Posted by austenfan at 11/17/2009 02:37:00 PM 2 comments
I'm taking a break from this (almost) 3-hour period of pointless net surfing and blog hopping. So I made this sort of meme. Ok, here goes!

Last food I ate:

Tuna sandwich. If you've been reading my blog, you'll know I'm kind of on a diet. Emphasis on the kind of. :p

Last song I heard:

Anything But Ordinary by Avril Lavigne. This track is included in Avril's first album, Let Go. Has anyone heard it?
And will someone agree with me that this album is her finest work? Not that I've bought her latter album/s. But I've heard some of the songs, and they just can't compare with those in Let Go.

Last book I read:

Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison. This one is HILARIOUS. YA and chick lit fans, try it! I'm still reading Uglies by Scott Westerfeld... and I'm still not sure what to make of it. Hmm.

That's it! Feel free to join in if you like. Er, as if. I'm not even sure anyone is reading this. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tom Hansen, you are every girl's dream!

Posted by austenfan at 11/14/2009 04:04:00 PM 5 comments

One of the best movies of the year!

It's different. It's real. It's AMAZING.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Twilight obsession is back

Posted by austenfan at 11/12/2009 11:30:00 PM 2 comments
Yep, it's back. And it led me to buy this.

And yes, that is my left hand over there. :)

What I really wanted were the free trading cards included. I was looking for one w/ RPattz's picture, but I got these instead...


I guess it's pretty obvious which of the two cards made me happy. :p

It's not? Here's a better pic.

Alex Meraz (the guy at the left with the big tattoo) plays Paul, one of the werewolves, in New Moon.

That is a huge improvement over this, by the way.

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For those of you who are interested on what the mysterious (not) box contains...
  • Mentos 50 piece-bag
  • Mini Mentos 25 piece-bag
  • Mini Chupa Chups 15 piece-bag
  • 2 New Moon trading cards!
I'm not sure but I think this is only available here in the Philippines.

*I bought mine at Rustan's Supermarket for PHP 102.50

Monday, November 9, 2009

Proofread?... I don't.

Posted by austenfan at 11/09/2009 09:07:00 PM 2 comments
You may have read one of my blog posts which had misspellings everywhere, repeating words (i.e. after after), or even some grammatical errors here and there (though I really hope not!). Well, that's because I don't proofread. Though there are times when I check them after publishing. After which, I end up editing them at least four times. Okay, I'm totally exaggerating here.

I don't know why, but when it comes to proofreading, I'd just get so bored that I'll find myself already clicking the 'Publish Post' button. Proofreading school papers, on the other hand, is a different matter. Well, unless it's an essay written in the Filipino language - I mean, there's no red and green lines from MS Word to help me at all! :p

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On a different note... Classes will be starting tomorrow so I'd probably would not be blogging all that much. That's all! Till my next random post!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I (sort of) love basketball.

Posted by austenfan at 11/07/2009 05:24:00 PM 0 comments
I don't seem like the type, but it's true. I watch basketball. I enjoy basketball. I love hearing the fans cheering their hearts out for their team. But here's where the 'sort of' part comes in. I only watch games when people I like (meaning: people I'm crushing on) play. And no other player can entice me into watching basketball better than this guy:


image taken from here

Rico Villanueva aka my favorite[st] player ever! :)

He may not have the best stats right now, but he is the best for me. I love how he plays each game with such passion for playing and winning that you just can't help but cheer him on and root for his team to win. At least, that's how it is for me. :)

I'm really grateful that he got me hooked on basketball. It's AMAZING, especially when you get to watch it live. Seriously.

Not a fan of basketball? Still, try watching your favorite games live! It's a whole new different experience! If you're into football, you can start by buying Notre Dame Stadium Tickets or Soldier Field Tickets. But if you're really not the sporty type, maybe you could just buy some Rosemont Theater Tickets and go watch some concerts or plays to give you that same high feeling!

Friday, November 6, 2009

So much for my weight loss plan

Posted by austenfan at 11/06/2009 11:03:00 PM 0 comments
I don't know if I blogged about it before, but at the beginning of the year, I made my customary New Year's resolutions. Resolution, actually. As with every year, I planned to lose at least a few (insert secret # here) lbs by the end of the year. But as usual, it isn't going too well. Actually, it is not going at all. LOL.

So I was thinking, since I have this big and unstoppable appetite for chocolates, ice cream, and cakes, that I should think of other ways to solve my current dilemma. Like I don't know, take up running or jogging? Or maybe I could just walk for several minutes a day (provided I take with me my running shoes and a pedometer to monitor my performance!).

What do you guys and gals think? :) Can you picture me as the athletic, run-till-you-sweat, energy bar-dependent type? :)
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