Not Enough Time


  • An average of 10 text messages a day
  • Phonecalls 3 on an average a week unless I decide to call more or I decide to throw a tantrum.
  • One meeting a week unless we're lucky then it becomes 2.
  • One person who thinks it's not enough...another who thinks it's more than enough...

Let's do the math!




Ruy always texts me while he's busy with work so more often than not his spelling is less than perfect (mine is almost always good only because I use the Dictionary function). Here are the most noteworthy errors:

Ruy: Hey baby, how's your brake?
Liv: I'm great. Baby check your spelling
Ruy: That's grate! hehehehe

ANg kulit!!! Here's another one.

Ruy: How arf you?
Liv: How arf you==> I'm okay.
Ruy: Arf! I'll bite you... funny!




I am no feminist, but I am a proud proud person. I refuse to ask for help until I really need it. I drive myself around, I don't ask or borrow money from anyone. I don't make guys carry my bag and I pay for my own keep.

It's tiring to be that way. Sometimes I just want to kick back and have somebody pamper me even for just a couple of hours, but that only happens to me in parlors and spas and they only pamper me there cause I pay them too. It's a bit depressing actually, men hire prostitutes to please them, women hire hairdressers and spa masseuse. It's all the same.

I used to find men who hire prostitutes pathetic. I thought, why do you have to pay someone to do to you what everyone is doing to each other anyway? How pathetic. I didn't realize that time will come when I'll need to hire someone to pleasure me too...albeit in a non-sexual way.

Ruy declared yesterday that he hated dependent women. He liked women who are independent, who aren't needy and aren't clingy. That's when I realized that sometimes I'd love to be dependent, needy and clingy sometime. I'd love to have my needs taken cared of by someone who loves me.

No I'm not going to be a devoted housewife whose entire life will be devoted to her family so much so that she loses herself. I'm not going to allow a guy to run my life (not like Ruy has any intention of doing so). But sometimes, like at times like this, I just want to throw away everything I'm doing and tell someone "Please take care of me?"...and he will....and he can.


A Very Long Engagement


July 30 Saturday. It was a busy day, my whole family (all 18 of us) were meeting at Alba's in T. Morato for some celebration. I was the designated driver of my Nani (grandmother), I was to drive her from Marikina to New Manila to T. Morato to New Manila and finally back to Marikina. Ruy was invited to the celebration as well which was nice. I normally see Ruy only once a week, so every chance like this makes me feel like I'm getting a bonus.

My entire family was already in Alba's and they were already eating. I on the other hand was still on the phone with Ruy. "Hey honey where are you?" "I'm still in Quezon Ave sorry there was unexpected traffic near our house." I waited. I eventually saw Ruy walking into Alba's I ran to meet him outside so I can give him a hug before he comes in....we don't usually show affection in front of the family so I needed to meet him outside. I was really so happy at that time. It was rare for our family to be all together like this, and it was just as rare to have Ruy join us. Mixing the two which I love so much (okay three if you include the conchinillo) really made me almost giddy that day.

While eating Ruy told me that he'll be driving me home okay? And I said, oh no I took my car and I drove Nani here. If you want you can drive both Nani and myself home to Marikina. He then said, okay let's talk about it later. Meanwhile he told me he had something for me. I love surprises, I love gifts and I love them more from Ruy so I was almost jumping up and down and saying "What? What?". He took out a cd of the movie A Very Long Engagement with Audrey Toutou and showed it to me. I was thanking him profusely and decided to open it later. Now it is important to note that I've been whining about not being able to watch this movie 6 days ago. At the same time my bestfriend Carmi and Ruy's bestfriend Cyril said to him "Speaking of engagement, ano na ba nangyari sa proposal?"...That talk didn't end well, it ended with me sighing and Ruy telling Cyril to shut up...This is why when I saw the cd then I was thrilled and I thought to at least he remembered something we talked about that day. I then forgot all about it and focused on the yummy dessert.

It was then agreed that Ruy will drive me to New Manila and Nani will ride with my mom. On the way to my house, Ruy took a wrong turn. Actually it's not really a wrong way but it's a longer route to our house. HE said "can we go this way I need to smoke" I agreed cause of course who am I to say no to an extra 5 minutes with Ruy right? He then gave me the cd again. I opened the cd, with a lot of difficulty. Those plastic wrappers around cds are really tight. I finally succeeded in removing he plastic. When I opened the case, there was a ring in place of the second cd!

I see the ring, I see a letter on top of it with the words "Will you marry me?"...but I didn't get it. 1..2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 seconds, it took me at least that long before what had just happened registered to me! I then said "Oh my God, Oh my God..." i said this repeatedly for a couple of minutes before I finally was able to remember that Ruy was beside me and needed a response....


3 Things


Three names you go by:
1. Livie
2. Liv
3. Lia

Three screen names you have had:
1. Gorgeous
2. Ohlalala
3. Tres Delicieux

Three physical things you like about yourself:
1. Nose (only because Ruy likes it)
2. Lips..i like the shape
3. Hair, I love having curly hair!

Three physical things you don't like about yourself:
1. thighs…die thighs die!
2. Hands
3. Feet

Three parts of your heritage:
1. Filipino
2. Arabian
3. Spanish

Three things that scare you:
1. lizard
2. death of people I love
3. that’s it

Three of your everyday essentials:
1. Cellphone
2. Pen (got to make lists everyday baby)
3. work ( I love my work)

Three things you are wearing right now:
1. Cream off-shoulder top from Topshop
2. Black slacks from Guess
3. My engagement ring…sigh!

Three of your favorite bands or musical artists:
1. Madonna
2. DC3
3. Beyonce (am I a pop slut or what?)

Three of your favorite songs:
1. The one Ruy made for me…I wonder if I’ll ever hear it again. I doubt =(
2. Two Words
3. Like a Prayer

Three things you want in a relationship:
1. Ruy
2. Ruy
3. Sex…mwahahhaha

Two truths & a lie (in no particular order):
1. It’s my birthday today
2. I’m having a huge party
3. I’m 23 years old

Three physical things about the opposite sex that appeal to you:
1. Brains
2. English Speaking Skills
3. Bad boy image but good boy pala…that’s hot!

Three of your favorite hobbies:
1. Make-up
2. Ruy
3. Shopping (hahaha!)

Three things you want to do really badly now:
1. Sleep
2. Sleep in a Hotel
3. Sleep in a hotel in Greece

Three careers you're considering/you've considered:
1. Spy (yeah!!)
2. Forensic Investigator (except I realized I have to hold dirty things…eeeewwwwww)
3. Make-up Artist

Places you want to go on vacation:
1. Paris (I want to see my clients)
2. Greece (my dream destination)
3. Amanpulo in the Philippines…

Three kid's names you like:
1. Santiago
2. Miguel
3. Inaki

Three things you want to do before you die:
1. Be a make-up artist
2. Own the complete brush collection of Kevyn Acuoin
3. Meet Madonn

aThree ways that you are stereotypically a boy:
1. I check out hot girls that pass by
2. I can be callous sometimes
3. I can talk about sex with other boys

Three ways that you are stereotypically a girl:
1. Make-up
2. Detail Oriented
3. Talk too much

Three celeb crushes:
1. Ricky Martin
2. Marcus Schekenberg (I don’t know the spelling of his last name, that’s why he broke up with me)
3. Ferragamo (the grandson of Salvatore)


My Favorite Sitcom


No one can say my company is boring. It's such an insane and interesting mix of people and personalities that you wouldn't believe it if I told you. But you have to believe this, there's nothing normal about this company, not the boss, not the job, not the freaking coffee machine that tells you to go and get your Choco-chino in 7-11 if you really want it.



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