Inside out

Random musings in and outside the news

My Mixed Tape [4]

Posted by Abi Kwok on May 14, 2009

Gym Class Heroes – Cookie Jar

Matthew Ryan – Return to Me

The Cure – Love Song

Guns N’ Roses – Patience

Alphabeat – 10,000 Nights

Trembling Blue Stars – Moonlight On Snow

Stereophonics – Superman

Athlete – Airport Disco

Iron & Wine – Naked As We Came

A Fine Frenzy – Ashes and Wine

James Morrison – Broken Strings

Robin Thicke – The Sweetest Love

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Stress/panic

Posted by Abi Kwok on May 13, 2009

Tonight was one of the worse nights of my life. Suffice it to say that I had to deal with so many adult things unprepared. I was caught off guard. I was not ready. But who’s ready with these kinds of things anyway, right? I’m glad, though, that things ended out right, albeit not good.

Sigh.

Tired.

Stressed.

Panicky.

Cry.

😦

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Moving on…

Posted by Abi Kwok on May 5, 2009

Last night I fell in love without you.
I waved goodbye to that heart of mine
Beating solo on your lawn

Every aching wound will cauterize and bruise
In memory of what we used to call in love
And only time will tell if violins will swell
In memory of what we used to call in love

Last night I fell in love without you
The stars at night aren’t as big and bright
As you make them out to be

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Updates

Posted by Abi Kwok on May 3, 2009

Halu! I haven’t updated my blog for the longest time. So much has happened in these past weeks that I feel like I’m floating in mid-air. Anyhow, I’ll keep my updates in tabs to keep it short:

  • May 1 coverage was fun, stress-free, and worthwhile, maybe because of the great company I was with, but all in all I think it’s because of the cool weather and the great people I re-united with after such a long time 🙂
  • The workplace – management, not the beat – has been hell. A lot of great people are leaving the company and I feel really bad.
  • I just saw Slumdog Millionaire last night. I loved the story, the cinematography and the Bollywood dance moves at the ending of the movie. It was very tastefully made 😀
  • I’m back to singlehood again, after more than two years. I’m happier this way, instead of staying in a relationship that you know will get you nowhere in the long term 🙂
  • I’m looking forward to the Davids concert! Time to buy tickets 😀
  • BTW, I’m also facing a tough dilemma again, work-wise. I’ve only told four people about this new dilemma and all of them agreed that I should stick to the status quo. Sigh. Hope I make the right decision.
  • I’ve reconnected with my rock/alternative/emo self again! I’ve re-downloaded songs from MCR, Smashing Pumpkins, Stereophonics, Green Day, Snow Patrol, and other great rock songs from the 80s-90s. Ilahvit 😀

A weight has been lifted off my chest and I’m happier now. I’m glad I made the right decision. Thanks for all your prayers 🙂

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Shorter drug license application period—PDEA

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 20, 2009

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 11:52:00 04/20/2009

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has announced that it will cut short its license renewal and application procedures for dangerous drugs from seven to three days following the computerization of its systems.

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6 cops in Failon case ‘overkill’ suspended

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 20, 2009

Napolcom transfers probe to NBI

By Abigail Kwok, Tarra Quismundo
INQUIRER.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 12:19:00 04/20/2009

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 3) The National Police Commission (Napolcom) suspended six policemen, including two officers, amid allegations of overkill in their handling of a shooting incident that fatally wounded the wife of television news anchor Ted Failon, as it ordered the transfer of the case from the Quezon City police to the National Bureau of Investigation.

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Falling slowly

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 18, 2009

I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react
And games that never amount
To more than they’re meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can’t go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I’m painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It’s time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You’ve made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I’ll sing along

*Sigh*

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Wish fulfilled!

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 10, 2009

The fam and I went to Baguio on Thursday…one of those spur-of-the-moment type of things our family is very famous for. Despite planning the trip on the last minute, we were able to book a great, cheap hotel located in downtown Baguio City, and we were able to convince our great driver to take us there! We only stayed there for a day but it was really, REALLY worth it.

Visiting Baguio — even if it is jam-packed with tourists like us — was a stress-buster. It took my mind off things at work and it made me appreciate my family, my life, and my environment better 😀 I wish everyday was a vacation where I can just escape to a faraway city and be my wacky, old self 😉

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More pictures on my Facebook and Multiply accounts. Friends only, though 😉

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PNP, BFP on heightened alert

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 8, 2009

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 09:51:00 04/08/2009

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 2) The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) have been placed on heightened alert status effective midnight Wednesday as people flock to the provinces for the Holy Week.

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5 bodies retrieved from chopper crash site

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 8, 2009

By Abigail Kwok, Delmar Cariño, Elmer Kristian Dauigoy
Inquirer Northern Luzon, INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:18:00 04/08/2009

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 5) Five bodies have been taken from the wreckage of a presidential helicopter that crashed in Ifugao province with another body sighted buried under debris, a police official said, hours after the downed aircraft was found in the hills of Tinoc town.

Governor Teodoro Baguilat Jr. said three bodies were recovered from the crash site in Barangay (village) Eheb and carried on foot to an area in Tinoc accessible by land transport and, from there, to the Tinoc District Hospital.

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