Sheesh, I never thought I would ever say this but.. I MISSED MY DOMAIN! Not many people have noticed but my site’s been off the map for a DAY! Okay, actually only 2 people noticed it and came up to me and told me about it. Anne Kate and Mary, thanks for the concern. Heh. I thought it would take longer than what my new domain host said (4 days then changed to 7-10 days) but the problem was with me not giving authorization to my old domain host (GoDaddy) to start the transfer. Good thing I tinkered around with the site’s Domain Manager or this would take longer. I don’t know if I’d be able to hold up to that.
Well, good thing everything is back to normal now. Thanks GoDaddy for the time being of hosting my domain. Now I belong to D0M41N.NAME! 😀 They helped me throughout the transfer process, the owner (Ed) even called me to update me on what’s going on with the transfer when I got confused with it (cause it’s pretty odd that it’s taking a long time to transfer.. or I’m just pretty dumb with these domain stuff). Totally recommend them to the Filipino blog/domain owners there. Payment options are varied as well, not limiting to just credit cards like the usual. Oh yea, their prices are SO affordable — PHP 350 for a year with great service, what more could you ask for, right? Sorry but while I was doing domain hosting research, most of the PH-sites I stumbled upon offer this kind of service for PHP 500, and I think that’s way to expensive for my budget. 😀
I was supposed to talk about my driving lessons and my “Twilight” reading experience before my domain went kaput. Yes you got that right, I just rode the Twilight/Edward Cullen/Stephenie Meyer fan bandwagon! :dance: Never thought I would be sucked into this kind of addiction. In every single blog I go to, at least 5 of them mentions the damned book and “Edward Cullen”, I don’t even know what’s so special with him, until I read the book 3 days ago. Actually I already had a copy of Twilight last February but only got to read it this month because my friend who borrowed it returned it just recently (if you’re my friend at Twitter, you might’ve read my smallish rant about her ). Moving on.. I read the book, surprisingly I finished it in a day! I normally finish reading a book within a month, if I’m busy or bombarded with school works. But I can finish a book in 3 weeks if I’m really not doing anything. 😛 Slow reader, I am. As much as possible I try to grasp whatever it is that I’m reading so I can picture it out easily on my mind, lol, weirdo. A lot of things pretty much surprised me while reading Twilight:
– Robert Pattinson’s exactly the right guy I pictured while reading the book, and that was even before I seriously did my research on Twilight the movie.
– The book is full of words like “ice”, “cold”, “icy”, “stone” and “eyes”. Hahaha, eyes y’all! Now I’m all “eyes-mode”. Every “eye-staring” scene and event in the movie makes the butterflies on my stomach fly.. or something like that, haha. EYES EYES EYES!! I would so melt if a guy would stare directly to me, gahd.
– I can relate with the main character (Bella) on the parts where she and Edward first meet.. Ayii. :heart: Paranoia rules our minds.
As much as possible, I’m not going to indulge myself into drooling at Robert Pattinson nor the making of the movie (yet I was watching ‘making of Twilight’ shooting scenes last night ) clips I find online. Who knows? Maybe the movie will make me depressed because they didn’t include every happening/event/scene in the book. Besides, don’t movies always do that? 😐 Call me bad but I downloaded the whole ebook of the series. After reading the sneak peek off the next book found just a couple of pages after Twilight, I felt the urge to want more of what’s going to happen next. Don’t worry I haven’t started reading the ebook just yet. Somehow, the feeling of holding a book in my hands while reading makes it worthwhile to read MORE.
My last purchased books (last February 2008 with my friend at Powerbooks Robinsons Ermita) consists of 3 books. Namely from Chuck Palahnuik’s Invisible Monsters, Haruki Murakami’s After Dark and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight. Other books I have that I bought pretty much a long time ago BUT unread are J.K Rowling’s HP & The Deathly Hallows, Mitch Albom’s For One More Day (oh, this I borrowed from a friend still unreturned, hehe) and Paulo Coelho’s Veronika Decides To Die (Yeah I’m aware I put it as one of my fave books on my Friendster/Facebook profiles but I only read a few pages off it and would really like to continue soon). Before going back to school, I must read at least 3 books, HAHA. Let’s hope I accomplish that before school starts, I have 2 weeks left.
DRIVING I started my driving lessons last Sunday (that makes it yesterday) morning, we tried it for an hour first to see if I’m really interested, and yea, I am interested. So we continued it today.. up to the next 7 days. Hopefully I’ll be good at driving and knowledgeable after 10 days, just in time for school. Driving is fun. Yes. Seriously, driving IS fun. If only I could learn everything in just 1 session I would be so glad but unfortunately I’m only human so I have to practice more. Mom’s been very supportive all the way, since she’s always with me everytime I go inside the car I’ll be driving. My dad however, is pretty doubtful about it. He even laughed at me when I told him I got my Student Permit and going to have driving lessons. He doesn’t take me seriously, probably because I’m short and I don’t look like I’m capable of driving or even taking responsible in owning a car. And our family driver is not talking to me! God, what am I supposed to think about that? Should I be paranoid about that? Gah. But my mom says that I shouldn’t mind him if he’s acting that way. By the way, I don’t have my own car yet! Hahaha. I’m using the car the instructor provided, and it’s Manual. Same car that Dok Sergio of Pupil drives, hee.
Driving may be fun.. and an awesome thing to learn through summer. But I’m having problems with driving. I get tired easily from it, and I’m driving not more than 20 kph! Ugh, maybe I’ll get used to it soon. We’ve only drove around my place for the past two days and so far I fear the following:
1. Making left and right turns on busy main roads (I’m too conscious about the other cars getting pissed at me for being so slow. 😐 )
2. Doing reverse. I can’t see clearly whatever’s on the back, unfortunately.
3. Starting the car after doing a full on-brake. I’m having problems with the clutch and gas pedals. Told ya I have bad footwork. 🙁 If I get it correct at one point, time comes when I fuck up all over again.
Hopefully my fears will be gone soon. I am interested in learning but fear just takes over me sometimes. 😡 Hello, driving’s the coolest, awsomest (sp?) thing someone learns! And the feeling of driving fast is just HEAVENLY! Though it might lead to a closer meetup with Death. Yeah, I’m being negative now, am I? There’s a part of me thinking that having a responsibility over owning a car to your own is a hassle because of Gas. Gah, I feel such an adult talking about this stuff, now I wanna be a kid again. 🙁 Suddenly stuff like TIN, BIR, SSS, etc. are being fed to my face. Like the time when me and my mom went to LTO Paranaque to get myself a Student Permit, I also had to apply for a TIN number which is like an adult thing. Gah! And now my mom wants me to get a Voters ID soon. I DON’T WANNA VOTE! Guess what? She got mad at me when I told her I’m never getting a Voters ID. But I really don’t want to. I’m an ignorant to politics and I plan to stay that way. Sorry to anyone who’ll be offended. Pour in the comments of “You keep on complaining how our country never progressed through the years but here you are being the main problem itself”, hahah I wouldn’t mind. It’s true, I do complain but not as much as those people on TV do.
That’s all for now. Wish me luck on my next coming driving lessons. :dance:
Driving where there are a lot of cars!