Thursday, May 20, 2010

could this be the end of my drinking career?

Last February, my dermatologist has prescribed me Isotretinoin for my skin problem. I took it for 6 months, once a day. Since this drug is very potent, I was advised not to get pregnant since this is teratogenic (as if this is applicable!), reduce my consumption of fatty foods, and worst of all, not to drink alcohol. Afraid of the possible consequences, I complied (not quite faithfully though) with the doctor's orders (I still drank alcohol once a month but with my doctor's permission).

After 6 excruciating months, I got so excited to finally go back to my old drinking habits that I didn't think twice in chipping in for a bottle of Cuervo in Bureau that cost us P2,400! Alas, after downing a shot, I immediately got buzzed. My friends and I took our second shot a couple of minutes later, and alas, my world already started to spin, my knees got weak that I can't stand, and I just felt so dehydrated (water in Bureau is not free!). I was so disappointed with how I fared during that drinking session, and all I could blame is that frickin' drug I took for 6 months. Because of not drinking alcohol  regularly for quite a long time, my alcohol tolerance has hit rock bottom that I could not even think straight after one shot.  

Thinking that my alcohol tolerance might have already improved, I tried drinking beer, vodka, and tequila last Friday. However, to my disappointment, I spitted out the tequila and in a matter of seconds, also puked all over my lap. Gee, I bet my friends were totally grossed out seeing and smelling my vomit. It was my first time to throw up in public! Totally embarrassing!

Hence, after giving some thought, I have decided to love my liver more and minimize my alcohol intake per occasion. I have gotten myself into trouble and embarrassment for a lot of times because of my unmindful drinking.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

if i were a boy...

I've seen a lot of pretty girls today and it made me realize how fortunate it is to be a man. The world is just full of nice and gorgeous women that a man can only take his pick who to approach. With good sense of humor and wit, I bet any guy can already snag a good-looking lady! Lucky bastards! Girls, on the other hand, no matter how brainy or funny they may be, only have a slim chance to be pursued by a guy if they look like plain Janes. We need to prove a lot or make extra effort to primp ourselves just to be noticed. Hmpf!

A guy can dress trashy, do gross stuff, act stupid, look unkempt, be messy, have blemishes, and be ill-mannered, but girls will still find them attractive. Sadly, if a girl has those attributes, more often than not, she'll be bound to Singlesville. I am not implying that ALL single ladies are like that, of course, I also have the same status and I definitely won't describe myself like that. Some just chose to be single, some became single out of certain circumstances, while a portion of the female population [and I'd like to think only a very few] are still single because they're unattractive - this does not necessarily mean physically but in other aspects as well [I'd say I belong to this category not because I think I'm ugly but there's probably some vibe in me that wards the guys off].

Really,  given a choice, I'd rather be a man. There are lots of adorable girls out there who can be worthy of the love I could give. BUT reality bites. I am a girl. Sadly, I haven't seen the fortunate guy yet. And I don't care. I am single and fabulous.

Monday, January 4, 2010

hair in manila contest: win kerastase minis!

One of my greatest frustrations is my hair. It has been unruly ever since it began to "mutate" from stick straight to wavy back when I was in Grade 3. As the years went by, it has become curlier and frizzier that some rude classmates were even calling me "kulot salot." When rebonding came to the Philippine shores, my HS classmates and even teachers urged me to have that treatment because apparently, they were quite bothered by my ugly hair. However, the rebonding treatment only left me with more damaged hair. But despite the damage it causes, I just can't help myself from not getting the treatment since I really don't want to go back to my ugly curly hair, especially now that I am already working.

I've been longing to treat my hair with Kerastase but due to its prohibitive price, I've been postponing such luxury. At last, good souls from Hair in Manila are generous enough to give away a set of Kerastase minis:

Just click this link to know the contest mechanics.

Good luck to us!

I badly need this. :o

Friday, January 1, 2010

where to buy cheap alcohol

My workplace is located in Manila so this gives me the chance to visit various places accessible by LRT Line 1. One of those places is Cash & Carry located along Filmore st. which can be accessed through Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia).

At first, I thought that it was just a haven for imported merchandise (e.g. perfumes, snacks, vitamins, and other toiletries), but through my good friend and co-worker, I learned that this is also a place for cheap wine and alcohol!

Let me share the price list of some of our favorites (rounded up):
  • El Hombre Tequila – Php223
  • Absolut Vodka – Php464
  • Flavored Absolut Vodka (e.g. Kurant, Peach, Mandarin) – Php507
  • Vodka Cruiser – Php65
  • Gilbey’s Premium Gin with Green Tea extract – Php39
  • Bacardi Rum – P373
  • Jagermeister – Php518
  • Jose Cuervo – (500 ml) Php 495; (1L) Php605
  • Patron Tequila – Php2,616
  • Kahlua – Php589
  • Martini – Php415
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – Php250/Php520 
  • Margarita – Php540/Php648

not really a beer fan

Although beer is a staple in many get-togethers that I attend, sad to say, I am not a huge fan. There are plenty of reasons that I can think of:

• Beer makes me feel bloated and gassy.

• It takes time to finish a bottle of beer. Hard drinks, on the other hand, only take a gulp.

• You won’t feel the “happy buzz” (as my friend termed it) that you’re looking for after downing just one bottle of beer. Hence, you need to drink more. Consequently, you’ll feel even more bloated.

• You can’t mix anything with beer. You drink it as it is. At least with hard drinks, you can tweak them according to your preference. Since I am only an occasional drinker, I just prefer cocktails because the bitter taste is masked by the fruity or caramel taste.

• I love the heat I get every time I down a shot of a hard drink.

But don’t get me wrong, I also choose to drink beer on certain occasions – when I don’t want to get too drunk, when all my companions are drinking beer, when there’s a new variety of beer available (I love to try out new stuff!), and when there is no other option.