Thursday, December 31, 2009

Suan Tian

pretty.dirty.mess is one year old today.
Happy birthday dear blog! :D
Oh well, this is my last post for 2009. It has been one hell of a year.
Bitter sweet. Jump and fall. Chocolate-Peria (huh?) haha.
I've got no complaints, really.
Only good memories to cancel out the crappy insignificant ones.
What's your NY resolution Jess?
Unlike last year, I've only got one for 2010..that is to


The Slogan ?

A bit of Enthusiasm and Determination won't hurt right?
Happy 2010 people!
Here's to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Wait Is Over

Have a Merry (almost) Christmas! ^_____^ v


1. Family Gathering at Tambunan. (There are 33 people in Grandma's house this year. Everyone's home for Christmas!)
2. Gift Exchange (Always the highlight of Christmas morning!)
3. Barbecue (eat!eat!eat!eat!)
4. Party All Night Long (nobody sleeps before at least 1am, even the kids)
5. click! snap* click! pictures (of cute poses, candid moments and wasted people he he he)
6. Christmas Mass :)
7. Movie date with little cousins. (this year, it will be a Thai horror movie, but they didn't know! ~evil laugh~)
8. Sing along to Jingle Bell Rock (my favorite Christmas tune!)
9. Because it's almost impossible to be sad on Christmas
10. Everything (everyone) is red, green, happy, laughing and glowing.

Lord, in this holy season of prayer and song and laughter, we praise you for the great wonders you have sent us: for shining star and angel's song, for infant's cry in lowly manger. We praise you for the Word made flesh in a little Child. We behold his glory, and are bathed in its radiance.

Be with us as we sing the ironies of Christmas, the incomprehensible comprehended, the poetry made hard fact, the helpless Babe who cracks the world asunder. We kneel before you shepherds, innkeepers, wisemen. Help us to rise bigger than we are. 


Monday, December 21, 2009

Walking On Sunshine

what's yours? :D
=What could possibly go wrong today? Let me count the ways=
  1. Rain ruined your laundry : "crap!"
  2. Dog ate your breakfast :"demmit!"
  3. Condescending pricks : "eff you!"
  4. Where-is-the-damn-thing-i-thought-i-put-it-here-yesterday-did-somebody-mess-with-my-stuff?? : "scheeeet!"
  5. Black outs @ power cuts in the middle of the day : "WTF?WTF!
  6. Why is she NOT dead yet? : "omg, I'm going to poke my eyes out if she is not dunzo by the next episode"
  7. Neighbor's radio is waaay too loud at 7 in the morning : "grrrrr!"

Even in December, things can get..overwhelming in little ways that gets your panties in a twist.
Rise to the occasion, grumpy people
and just..

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cogito, Ergo Sum

This is not a self-absorbed entry. Rest assured that this blog is gag-reflex friendly. 
Read without care.

Random Fact #1
With the obscene amount of time spent in virtual/academic world, house chores accomplishments are strangely fulfilling.

Random Fact # 2
Why oh why didn't I think of doing this instead of leaving the question unanswered?
Math used to be a nightmare :)

Random Fact # 3
If such notice exists, I'd say it's invisible.

Random Fact # 4
When facing the assault of camera flashes,
I'd do b!ch face before showing them pearly whites.

Random Fact #5
I think 500 Days of Summer is beautiful in a heartbreaking kind of way.
You have your way. I have my way.
As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way,
it does not exist.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Futue Te Cockroaches!

I fucking hate cockroaches!
They just pop out of nowhere!!
Last night, I was happily watching Supernatural  on my laptop and suddenly two cockroaches emerge from behind the screen, onto the keyboard and threw me off my chair.
I don't know how it happened but I was so shocked that I fell off my chair and landed ass first on the floor.
Hurts like hell.
Repelled beyond words.
My dad heard the commotion, saw the cockroaches and thought it was funny.
My dad can be so insensitive sometimes.
I was pissed tahap matahari and it increased tenfold when the said cockroaches were still wandering around my study table. I really want to beat both to death but then I'm gonna have to clean up the gooey smelly mess of the remains.
That's right EUWWWWW!
I waited for about 10 minutes before the cockroaches sauntered down the table and out of the room.
Six reasons why I hate cockroaches:
1. yes, they pop out of nowhere.
2. they are hideous
3. I heard that if they pee on your eyes, you'll turn blind.
4. they fly
5. they bite
6. they don't go away even if you say "shoo!shoo!" or make growling noises. Rats will run away but these punks will charge ahead like nobody's business. They are not afraid of you, instead they swing that tentacles defiantly as if saying "I own you bitch".

I fucking hate cockroaches.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

My Cup Of Tea

There is nothing like Glee on TV.
 It's easily the best new show of 2009 (I'm bias, I know) but what is there not to love about Glee?
To be honest, I wasn't a fan before because the plot summary didn't appeal to me. I remember muttering to myself "Oh great, now we have high school musical on TV" ~roll eyes~
What possessed me to change my mind you ask?
A friend recommended Glee.
So, why not right? If the pilot episode tanked, I could always split.
But it didn't and I never looked back.
Yes, the plot may lack originality. Since it's set in a high school, you could pinpoint the usual suspects. However, it takes nothing away from the show. The singing is flawless, my personal favorite (so far) is It's My Life/Confessions mash-up and the group rendition of Nelly's Ride with Me.
Each episode is a delightful mix of humor, drama, tension,  a bit of angst and positive moral values.
High School Musical has nothing on Glee.
Another plus?
The villain is in the form of Sue Sylvester.
I'll get down on my knees and worship the ground that she walks on because she takes the meaning of wicked bitch to a whole new level.
I've never felt so much need to punch a TV character until her!
There have been plenty of shows that started strong and then fell from the peak of their first few episodes. Glee shows no signs of faltering. And even if it does, the twelve episodes that I have seen will stand among the best of 2009.
Yes, that good.
It's official, I'm in Glee.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Too Nice Of A Disease

 I avoid confrontations like the plague. I play nice most of the time. I'm lucky that people are nice to me most of the time. People who matter of course. Last week, Nice Jess soared to an all time high. You see,  I decided to terminate my Friendster account as some of my friends have canceled theirs. Let's face it, cool 20-somethings don't do Friendster. Elaborate? Irrelevant, because you know why. Bah, back to the story.

This is my FS Cancellation form:

Initially, I ticked the "I switched to another social networking Site" box.
So naturally I have to list the site that I switched to.
And then it hit me. Punya kasian the FS admin kalau dorang baca ni. People snubbing their site for another. I felt even worse reading the benefits of having a FS account listed above the cancellation form. Besa-besa ja ba tu benefits, camana mo kasi kalah Facebok kan? I'm pretty sure it's there to beg people to stay with FS, but once you've had the taste of FB you know you can never go back. (Dramatik kan?)

So, I only ticked the box that says "My friends stopped using Friendster". Hope it softens the blow a bit.
Sounds crazy. Hell even I think I'm crazy!
I am thaaat nice.
It's always between two extremes.
Either bagussssssss betul or jahaaaaatttt gila babz depending on the situation.

Either way, I always get the job done :D

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Say Grace

The best things in life are free. Yes and No. I'm on the fence. I love money. I love the simple pleasures  of life. A combination of both makes the world go round. I'm a realist like that. Anyways, that's not the point of this post. I found this "happy list" while stalking some girl's tumblr. It made me smile :)

The 30 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer

  1. Sleeping In on a Rainy Day – As the rain beats lightly against the window, you nestle your head deeper into your pillow.  The sound is soothing and your bed feels like a sanctuary.  There is no place you would rather be.
  2. Finding Money You Didn’t Know You Had – You reach into your pocket and find a $20 bill from the last time you wore these jeans.  You aren’t rich, but you are richer than you were a second earlier.
  3. Making Brief Eye Contact with Someone of the Opposite Sex – You pass him (her) on the street or in the subway.  He (she) glances up at you momentarily, making direct eye contact in a way that seems to communicate a subtle curiosity.  For a split second it makes you think… and then it’s gone.
  4. Skinny Dipping – There is something mysteriously liberating about being naked in a body of water.  You are naked, but it feels natural, a sense of unrefined freedom.
  5. Receiving a Real Letter or Package via Snail Mail – E-mail has become the primary source of written communication.  Most snail mail these days is junk mail.  When you check the mail and find a real letter or package from someone you know, excitement overtakes you as you tear into this rare gift.
  6. Making the Yellow Light - It’s one of the most common simple pleasures, the act of beating the pack.  As you blaze through the yellow light you glance in your rearview to see all the cars behind you stopping at the red light.  Yes!  You made it!
  7. Telling a Funny or Interesting, True Story - One of the most enticing roles you lead in life is that of the storyteller.  You love to share stories, especially those that will captivate your audience with deep curiosity and humor.  There are few things more satisfying than telling a true story that others enjoy listening to.
  8. Seeing a Friend Stumble Over Himself – As you walk across the street with your friend, he fails to accurately address the curb on the other side.  He trips and stumbles around momentarily before regaining his footing, then swiftly attempts to play it off like nothing happened.  This can be a hilarious sight if the moment is right.
  9. Hearing the Right Song at the Right Moment - It doesn’t matter what the setting is, hearing the right song for that moment is one of those simple pleasures in life that instantly lifts your spirits. You could be driving home from work, hanging out at a bar with friends, or jogging. When the right song rattles your ear drums the entire meaning of life seems crystal clear.
  10. The First Sip of a Beverage When You’re Thirsty – You just finished mowing the lawn or taking a long jog.  The only thing on your mind is an ice-cold glass of water.  When you are really, really thirsty, that first sip of any liquid beverage is sheer bliss.
  11. Catching a Glimpse of Bare Skin on the Opposite Sex – For guys, it’s when the waitress bends over a little too far.  For girls it’s seeing that buff guy in a Speedo.  Either way, when you see a bit more skin than you were expecting on the opposite sex, you can’t help but to smirk on the inside.
  12. Saying the Same Thing Simultaneously – There is a moment of silence.  Then all of the sudden you and your friend blurt out the same exact set of words simultaneously.  This rare occurrence is something to smile about.
  13. The Pull-Through Parking Spot – You pull into a parking spot and are delighted to see the availability of the parking spot immediately in front of you.  You pull through to the spot in front so that when you return to the car you can drive forward out of the parking spot.  Why?  Because driving backwards is a pain in the butt.
  14. Realizing You Have More Time to Sleep – Something abruptly awakens you and you think it’s time to get up.  Then you squint over at your alarm clock and realize you still have 2 more hours to sleep.  A warm euphoric feeling shoots though your body as you glide gracefully back to your dreams.
  15. People Watching – Sitting there on your bench you can see people in every direction.  Tall people, small people, thin and plump.  Blond, brunette, and redhead alike.  Each of them has a different stride and a unique expression.  As you drift from body to body you are mesmerized by what you see.
  16. Putting On Clothes Straight from the Dryer – As soon as the dryer buzzes, you pull out your clothes and put them on.  They feel soothingly warm on your skin and emit a fresh-scented aroma into the air.  A sentiment of ease comes over you as you head out to conquer the day.
  17. A Familiar Smell – You just pulled into your parent’s driveway and opened the car door.  You haven’t been home in a long while.  You smell familiarity in the air, the scent of a large pine tree in the neighbor’s yard.  As you head through the front door, more familiar smells consume your senses.  Gosh, it feels good to be home…
  18. The Feeling You Get When Your Idea Works – You have been struggling to resolve a complex problem all day and you just can’t seem to get it right.  Filled with frustration, you decide to exercise one last idea before calling it a night.  You’ve had many ideas before that failed miserably… but this time it works.
  19. Fresh, Clean Bed Sheets – You yank at the corner of the bedspread to create just enough space to slide your body under the freshly cleaned sheets.  The sheets feel cool to the touch.  Everything seems so clean, like nobody has ever slept in this bed before.
  20. A Beautiful View – As the car veers around the side of the mountain you gaze out the passenger window.  It’s a clear, sunny day and you can see the entire valley below filled with wild flowers and bright green vegetation.  The scenery reminds you of something you once saw in National Geographic.  But here it is live, right before your eyes.
  21. Reminiscing About Old Times with Your Closest Friends – Pink Floyd once said “the memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime”.  There is no simple pleasure more satisfying than recounting the greatest moments of your life with your closest friends who lived these moments alongside you.
  22. Receiving an Unexpected Compliment – It’s been an average day.  Nothing really great has happened, but nothing terrible occurred either.  This monotonous day has put you in a dreary mood.  Unexpectedly, an older, attractive lady taps you on the shoulder, calls you “handsome” and says she loves your shirt.  The day just got a whole lot better.
  23. Having a Good Laugh – Laughter is the greatest cure of all.  Life is extraordinary in the moments when you are laughing so hard you can barely breathe.  These moments of deep laughter are divine in the sense that they cleanse your mood and set your mind on a positive track.
  24. The Feeling After a Healthy Workout - It’s a giddy feeling of self accomplishment; the one true activity that actually makes you feel better and look better simultaneously. When you walk out the front door of the gym you are on top of the world.
  25. The Celebration in the Instant Something Makes Sense – Even now that it has explained to you for the third time, you just don’t understand how it works.  Everyone else seems to understand but you.  Then out of the blue the dots connect in your mind.  You finally get it, and it feels great!
  26. Relaxing Outdoors on a Sunny Day – As you relax sprawled out in a lawn chair, the sun warms your skin and a light breeze keeps the temperature comfortable.  Birds are chirping merrily in the trees behind you.  You are at complete peace with the environment.
  27. Holding Hands with Someone You Love – Every time she grabs your hand you are overcome with an awareness of how much she means to you.  Holding hands is sensual and physically intimate, yet subtle.  There are few people you allow to hold your hand, so when it happens you can be sure that the moment is special.
  28. Playing in the Water – Water marvels people of all ages.  From jumping in puddles as a child, to doing cannon balls in the pool as an adolescent, to enjoying a cocktail in the Jacuzzi as an adult… water is enjoyable.
  29. Making Someone Smile – You notice that your colleague has been under a great deal of stress with meeting a deadline, so you take it upon yourself to complete one of her indirect responsibilities for her.   As soon as she realizes what you did, she comes into your office with a big smile on her face.  “Thank you”, she says.  You just hit two birds with one stone, because making her smile just made your day. 
  30. Finishing What You Started – You just finished up a big project you’ve been working on for the last few months, or maybe you just finished your first marathon… Either way, you finalized what you set out to accomplish.  The feeling of self accomplishment you get when you finish what you started is by far one of the most rewarding simple pleasures life has to offer.
* I have to disagree with skinny dipping. It's not so much about peeping toms, more like fear of 'water creatures" (euwwwwwwwww!).

God, I take too many things for granted sometimes.
Thank you for the reminder.