tales {of a: 5pm cinderella}

The story of a girl who doesn't have a career, rather a life.

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The Humble Roots of Manong Johnny Enrile

An interesting early life biography of Juan Ponce-Enrile:

"One look at Juanito Furruganan and Don Alfonso Ponce Enrile knew this was his son. He is the spitting image of his father, he has the same broad toothy smile, lined cheeks, rough-hewn Castilian features, and most of all an unruly lock of hair that kept falling down his brow, and another that kept standing up at the back of his head."

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Happy Mom’s Day!

My mom gets shocked when ordinary people appear on national TV with their homemade videos. Then she shouts "Sino Yan??? Sino Yan?!?" just like she does when I’m looking at my friends’ pictures in Facebook with people I don’t know.

Advanced Happy Mother’s Day, Mi Mudra!

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Word for the Day: Melee

Melee (play /ˈmeɪleɪ/, French: mêlée [mɛle], the French spelling is also quite frequent in English writing), generally refers to disorganized close combat involving a group of fighters. A melee ensues when groups become locked together in combat with no regard to group tactics or fighting as an organized unit; each participant fights as an individual.[1]

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Idea for the future

When I get married someday, I want us to have grey wigs, wrinkles and look really old in our prenup picture. Then as we sit on our rocking chairs at dawn holding hands, we let the morning light cast beautiful shadows while it shines through our youthful eyes and genuine smiles. Chos na chos!

Although wouldn’t it be nice if there’s a twist to it? Maybe something like this:

Old Couple On A Rockin’ Chair 長椅上的老夫妻 from jtsai1011 on Vimeo.

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Ala's Dos: splash


When you’re alone for a long time, and you’ve decided that you like it that way, your life achieves an equilibrium. All your energies are equally distributed amongst all the different sections of your life. You get the right amount of sleep. You excel at work. You’re productive on your days off….