Ikaw at Ako

No sugarcoatings.
No pretensions.
Sampung magsing-irog.
Isang awit ng pag-ibig.
Ito ang tunay na larawan ng pagmamahal.

Ikaw at Ako
Johnoy Danao 

Ikaw at ako
Nag-usap ang ating puso
Magsama habang buhay
Nagsumpaan sa Maykapal
Walang iwanan
Tag-init o tag-ulan
Haharapin bawat unos na magdaan

Sanay 'di magmaliw ang pagtingin
Kay daling sabihin, kay hirap gawin
Sa mundong walang katiyakan,
Sabay nating gawing kahapon ang bukas.

Ikaw at ako
Tayong dalawa, may kanya-kanya
Sa isa't isa tayo ay sumasandal
Bawat hangad kayang abutin
Sa pangambay, 'di paalipin
Basta't ikaw, ako, tayo...magpakailanman

Kung minsan ay 'di ko nababanggit
Pag-ibig ko'y di masukat ng anumang lambing
At kung magkamali akong ika'y saktan
Puso mo ba'y handang magpatawad

'Di ko alam ang gagawin kung mawala ka
Buhay ko'y may kahulugan tuwing ako'y iyong hagkan
Umabot man sa ating huling hantungan
Kapit puso kitang hahayaan

Ngayon at kailanman,
Ikaw at ako.

Day 30- Rollercoaster

Your highs and lows this month.

Highs would be weekends with my family and friends.

Lows would be my very challenging tasks for the new shows I would soon be part of. KILL ME NOW.

Day 29- Goals

Goals for the next 30 days. 

Get used to my new life in this new world. Help me, Lord. 

Day 28- Nostalgia

Something that you miss.

I miss everything about my second home, The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas. 

Day 27- Dilemma

A problem that you have had.

Since the last months of 2010 until now, it seems like I have skin asthma but I don't know why. I'm not allergic to any food but most of the time, after I eat in the canteen, I have this sudden itch and it's making me crazy. The same thing happens every time I go to some province. Because of the itch, I can't stop scratching and now I have more scars on my body and it's sooo ugly! I think I really need to go to see the doctor so I'd know what disease this is or if it's really a skin disease. I hope it's curable.

Day 26- Attraction

What kind of person attracts you. 

I don't have a specific type when it comes to men's physical appearance. I've liked guy with fair complexion, morenos, chinitos, negritos, tall guys, short guys (but of course not as small as I am), handsome guys, not so handsome guys, guys who are good.... period.

But when it comes to guy's attitude and capacity, hmm, at those aspects I could distinguish which guys I like. I like humorous guys; guys who don't try hard to be funny but are just really funny as who they really are. I like guys who talk, yes talk, but not too talkative that I would already feel that I'm mute. I just want someone who says what he wants to say, who knows how to give their opinion on things, someone who's honest and genuine. I also like witty and intellectual guys. I like men who really have ambitions in life, dreams that they know how to fulfill.

I may sound so demanding but I believe there are still these kind of guys and they're just around the corner, waiting to be loved and appreciated.

Day 25- Bewitched

Someone who fascinates you and why.

There isn't anyone particular who fascinates me, but I am always in awe when I see old couples who are obviously still very much in love with each other. I always wonder how they met, how or when they started being together, how did they manage to compromise, be with each other everyday and how they've made it through the years. I always try to think through my mind how many kids have they raised and let go but still find love in each other arms. I'm pretty sure they've been through all misunderstandings, problems and uncertainties but it really amazes me that after their ups and downs in life, they still wanted that certain person to love and cherish until their very last breath. They are the sole reason why I still believe in soulmates.

And someday, I hope I'll be with my own soul brother. <3 

Day 24- Reel

Your favorite movie and what is it about. 

Since I'm still very sick but I so want to blog, I'm just gonna borrow Jamie Talon's description of my favorite movie because at his age, he is already a very good film critic.

Charlie Kaufman and French director Michel Gondry collaborates for a heavily-stylized narration of a forgotten love affair. And oh yes, Jim Carrey could make you cry in this one.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind prances around the world of scientific weirdness. Haphazard twists are handed out from the beginning, and it depends on the viewer's mental capacity to sort these details out. If you're the kind of moron who's incessantly sticks to watching harebrained chick flicks, may I advise you to stay away from this film for it might insult your intelligence.

The story is set on a chilly month of February, when our two lovers, the indifferent Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) and the eccentric Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), crossed paths inside a spacious train. The two held interest in each other, and eventually fell in love at the end of the day.

The relationship didn't last for that long. Things have gone astray between the two and landed on an emotional break-up. Joel was welcomed the next day by the bizarre fact that Clementine "erased" him from her memory, with the help of Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson). Enraged, Joel also enlisted the doctor's services and prepared himself to erase Clementine from his memory, just to put an end to all the emotional agonies he's been enduring since the break-up.

But it is during the whole erase-me process when Joel realizes that he just can't let go of his past love. Inside his subconscious, Joel and the disappearing memory of Clementine struggles to escape from the mind-erasing process just to preserve all the sweet memories.

And at the end, all the pieces fell perfectly on their rightful places. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind succeeds as one of the best romantic tales that the twisted minds of Hollywood could ever make up. The sweetness is unmatchable, the ever-lovable characters are truly unforgettable, and the crazed idea of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is something worth ranting about.

Watching this movie was literally an emotion roller coaster ride for me. My heart was beating really fast and my whole world was in the movie, as if I was really included in the film. It found my weakest spot and twisted it that I couldn't help but give in to the emotion brought about by it.

If you haven't watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, watch it. Now. 

Day 23- Drool

Give pictures of 5 guys who are famous who you find attractive.

When I was still in high school, I had a solo folder on my computer which contained hundreds of photos of my famous crushes so now, it's hard to just post 5 of them but I'll try and pick the ones I like most right now.

1. Adam Levine 

He said he spent most of his life naked. Well I understand that because for me, he's the hottest man alive. He's too sexy and his singing makes him sexier and makes him too irresistible. If I would be in prison with him, I'd even thank the guards for locking me up with this beast. 

2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 

An actor who just doesn't have the looks but can act really, really well. He's versatile and someone who is always in character in his movies. From 10 Things I Hate about You 'till Inception, he has proven a lot in the movie industry. And no matter how he changes his looks and distorts his face, he'd always be handsome to me. 

3. Lee Min-Ho 

Chinitos represent! He's the actor who played as Gu Jun Pyo in "Boy over Flowers". His face is just so perfectly handsome and his body is ooh la la!  I'd marry him in a heartbeat and have korean kids with him. 

4. Andrew Arellano 

He's nice, goofy, restless,hot, smart, witty, handsome and sporty- what more can you ask for? Iya is so lucky  to have him and I'm happy they're together. But if ever they'll break up, I'll make sure he will be mine. LOLJK. When he smiles, it feels like I'm staring at a thousand suns. 

5. Akihiro Sato 

When I was still studying in UST, I missed the opportunity of meeting him in one of the TomWeb events, but still, it was fate that brought us together in GMA. One cold morning, he hugged me so tight in  the Unang Hirit studio and I could die at that very moment. But I guess I still have to live my life...and be with him forever. 

Day 22- Tube

One of your favorite shows.

I bet I am not the only person who grew up watching this series and found themselves in one of the characters of the show. Friends just didn't tackle friends, but the lives of each and everyone of us. For me, it's the mother of all series. :)

Day 21- Changes

How have you changed in the past two years?

    In terms of appearance, I think I didn't change at all. Maybe I just learned how to carry myself more. In emotional aspects, I've learned not to be desperately be in love and in a relationship. I also think I'm now tougher and I could handle things maturely. I'm not a crybaby anymore but a fighter. I'm not a whiner but a survivor. And slowly but surely, I'm getting a grasp at things, on what I want to do, who I want to be and show in the best way how the people in my life matter to me. I guess that's it.

Day 20- Education

How important you think education is.

Education is very important for me. I consider it a necessity. It's that one thing that somehow shapes your future; it leads you to who you want and what you want to be.

"Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all the questions."
  -Willian Allin

Day 19- Respect

Disrespecting your parents

My dad and I used to fight a lot when he was still a liar and and a cheater. My mom and I still fight from time to time because we're both stubborn. But compared to the worst days and years of our lives, we can now be labeled as bestfriends. LOL.

I never wanted or meant to disrespect them, but at times, I have to constantly remind them whenever they compare their old ways with us that the world and culture of the youth nowadays is much, much different that theirs. I just hope soon, they would realize that so we could stop debating.

Day 18- Belief

Your beliefs

I believe that friends and family are the greatest treasures in life.
I believe in fate.
I believe in destiny; that there's somebody meant for everyone.
I believe that we only have one God, we just call Him with different names and glorify Him through different cultures.
I believe that dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem, can be fulfilled if only you believe them.
I believe that intelligence alone is not what makes people successful but rather, intelligence,wisdom and perseverance combined.
 I believe that books are dimensions to other worlds.
I believe in second chances.
I believe in love.
I believe in after-life.
I believe in ghosts.
 I believe that deep inside, every person is good.
 I believe in the power of music to change lives.
I believe in beauty, truth and freedom.
 I believe that change is inevitable.
I believe that everything happens for a reason.

Day 17- 2010

Your highs and lows this past year

Highs would be graduating, getting a job, having the time and means to travel and being surrounded with family, old and news friends.

Lows would be when I had my car wrecked and my second relationship which was such a huge mistake.

Day 16- Mainstream

Your views on mainstream music

      I don't see anything wrong with mainstream music,as most of them are good. It doesn't really matter if it's mainstream music or not that you listen to, as long as music touches your life and has that intimate or personal effect on you, then that's what matters.

Day 15- Tumblr

Your favorite tumblrs

5. icanread
6. architectureblog

Day 14- Consciousness

Your earliest memory

I can't remember how old I really was that time, maybe 3 or 4 years old? But my first memory would be that morning that my mom and I were at the dining table, she was feeding me fresh cuts of carrots and I was laughing. Now I know why my vision is still 20/20. Thanks mama!

Day 13- Teleport

Somewhere you'd like to move to or visit.

Even when I was just a little kid, I always told myself that before I die, I should've already been to Paris and seen the Eiffel Tower with my very eyes. I hope soon, I could fulfill that life-long dream. 

Day 12- Flow

Bullet your whole day

  • Woke up at around 5 am, realized it's still early so I slept again
  • Got a call from sir Jeff and realized it's just 10: 30 so I slept again
  • Then woke up at 1pm and realized then I woke up too late 
  • Ate pizza from last night
  • Took a bath 
  • Took a taxi to work 
  • Chatted with Cha for the EK transpo 
  • Attended NOQ daily storycon 
  • Ate at Chicboi with Ali, Xien and Doy 
  • Freshened up 
  • Wrote initial scripts 
  • Got tweets for the iPad segment from Stacy 
  • Got Youscoop stories from Lian 
  • Wrote 8 scripts
  • Took the role as Grace Lee's floor director again 
  • Hung out with Sir Josh, Lian, Stacy and Neil at the TOC
  • Left GMA to have late dinner with them 
  • Tried to eat in Bang Bang coffee, saw Baldr there but the cafe's full 
  • Ate pastas at Brooklyn with them and Dylan 
  • Sat beside him as he drove me home 
  • Got a call from sir Josh 
  • Chatted with Ali 
What a day! <3 

Day 11- Shuffle

Put your iPod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up.

  1. Between the Lines- Sara Bareilles
  2. Not Falling Apart- Maroon 5
  3. It Ends Tonight- The All-American Rejects 
  4. This Love- Maroon 5
  5. 1,2,3,4- Plain White T's 
  6. Somewhere down the Road-Nina 
  7. Keep on Hoping- Jason Mraz
  8. Love- Matt White
  9. You Belong to Me- Jason Wade
  10. Dreaming with A Broken Heart- John Mayer 

Day 10- Firsts

Discuss your first love and first kiss.

      I first fell in love when I was in First year high school. He was mysterious, corny, childish and unpredictable. I was in love with him for four goddamn years,  then he fell in love with my seatmate who was his busmate. On my 18th birthday, I took that last chance to dance with him for the last time, and formally bid goodbye. Now, I don't ever want to see him again. He's the ghost of my painful past. LOL.

      My first kiss happened two years ago. We were in UP, his school. He was asking me something and I was so nervous my heart wanted to jump out of my chest that I couldn't answer and look at his eyes, and when I tried to, he kissed me. And I'm still in love with that same person until now.

Day 9- Ahead

How you hope your future will be like.

     In the coming years, I would still want my papa and mama to be happy together, and finally get married in a church. I hope my elder brother is finally with someone who will take care of him while my eldest brother will be a father... in a church. 

   I hope I would still be in touch with the people who really matter to me. My friends have been such a big, big part of my life and I want them all to be happy. 

   I hope Christine would finally be able to follow her dreams, Annielen will be a doctor, Maann and Char to be successful in their own fields, Elle designing the garden of my mansion while Fatsy finally finishing her studies. 

    I hope theJeep will be successful in jobs that they really love. I really hope we all get married and our kids will be one big barkada and they would call their group "Spaceship" or whatever high tech since we're talking about the future. 

   I hope I'd get to travel and travel and travel with them, or my workfriends who would be then bosses, or with the man I'm married to. 

    As for my own future, I'd really want to be a broadcast journalist, and get married to the right man who may not be perfect but fit just for me, have wonderful smart kids and live the life I deserve. 

   Lastly, I want world peace. Nah, I'm kidding. :)) No, I'm kidding seriously. Or whatever. 

Day 8- Bliss

I'm so sorry I wasn't able to follow this challenge for ten days! I was too busy enjoying my January. Let me make it up to you.

A day you felt the most satisfied with your life.

That day, it didn't matter that I didn't get to be cum laude, or that I was too small for all the people in PICC to see. What mattered was that all the hard work I did for 16 years finally paid off, and that I spend this day with  my friends and family who I love with all my life.