12.01.2005

Build permanent bookcases

Oh the things you learn when you’re at a dinner party with friends.

Do you know that France has trademarked the word ‘champagne?’ yup that sparkling wine we use to toast the good times to is now exclusively French or well, at least the brand name. so if ever you come across such curiously named bubbly wines like ‘australian chardonnay and pinot noir’ as I did last night, chances are they’re champagne incognito. Weird no? it’s like Mcdonald’s with the line ‘love ko ‘to.’ Globalization, you’re so labo.

El was also telling us that she’s really busy with so many projects she hardly has time to rest. And that actually she’s real sleepy at the moment. Erwin generously said “it’s okay, you’re laying down the seeds for the future.” (Or something akin to that) To which I replied “What future? This is the future. This is it, we’re here now.”

Initially I said that to be clever. You know how it is when you’re with old dear friends but somehow it rings true. We are in the future. We are all doing the things we want to do, give or take a few frustrations and a couple of stumbles here and there and there and there hahaha I mean if this isn’t what we’ve worked for then I don’t know what the toil and trouble was for.

I’m not saying we sit back and relax and fritter our time away or that this is as good as it gets. I think it’s high time that we learn to recognize that after a certain age, we have to stand back a bit and look at our surroundings. Because what you see around you is what your future looks like. In a sense, it’s the future. It’s just like one of those inspirational power point presentations that some of my officemates so diligently forward to us: happiness is not found at the end of the road (i.e. when I get that 3rd MA, when the kids are out of the house, after this and that), it is found in the company of good friends, in the laughter (and yes even the busangot moments) of your kid, in a brilliant book from a newly-discovered author. From where i'm sitting, the future is not some mythical, intangible thing that has yet to come. A big part of it is already here.

Ay, mushy morning.

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on my way to work today i almost bumped into this mid ageish man wearing a polka dotted brown polo, who suddenly without warning stopped to tie his brown charol-ish shoe right on top of the banister right at the first step of the stairs that take you down to the bridgeway connecting LRT 2 to LRT 1.

Didn't give much thought to it but as soon as i stepped on dirty Taft Avenue, there he was in front of me, obviously going the same way i was. While crossing the street, he stumbled a bit as his right foot got stuck in a small pothole. "Ay," i thought to myself, "your shoes are telling you something."

On the way up to LRT 1, there he was again, tying his shoe,the left one this time. Naku, his shoes are really telling him something. or maybe, they're just a size larger.

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Have you noticed that the 23rd Seagames logo looks like the older, snazzier, touristy-looking brother of Studio 23's Kabarkada mo thingie?

Take a gander:


separated at birth?

Reminds me of that PBB theme/Care's Chandelier thing. (Cheap shot!)I know, i know. couldn't resist.

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PS Champagne (from wikipedia.com)

Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the secondary fermentation of wine. It is named after the Champagne region of France. While the term "champagne" is often used by makers of sparkling wine in other parts of the world, such as California and Canada, it should properly be used to refer only to the wines made in the region of Champagne, France.

In Europe and most other countries, the name "champagne" is legally protected to mean only sparkling wine produced in its namesake region and adhering to the standards defined for that name as an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée. There are sparkling wines made all over the world, and many use special terms to define their own sparkling wines: Spain uses Cava, Italy calls it spumante, and South Africa uses Cap Classique. A sparkling wine made from Muscat grapes in Italy uses the DOCG Asti. In Germany, Sekt is a common sparkling wine. Even other regions of France are forbidden to use the name Champagne; for example, wine-makers in Burgundy and Alsace produce Crémant.


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2 Comments:

Anonymous alia said...

sea games and studio23...

oh great...they're both going into the gameplan website pa naman.

hi! you may not remember me, but i'm quark's friend alia. got here through cyn arre's blog. :)

9:34 AM  
Blogger miranila said...

Hi Alia,

Uncanny no? Pareho pa silang me number 23 :)

sabi nga ng friend ko yung seagames logo e parang na QE4TSG made-over version nung sa studio 23. hehehe

11:38 AM  

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