Archive for February, 2009

25 Random Things About Josan NOW

Posted in Photographer/Artistz Spotlighted, Uncategorized on February 25, 2009 by Josan
A fool for love

A fool for love

Facebook Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you. (To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.)

1. Josan made a dream scrapbook 5 years ago out of naive idealism. I think there was 70 dreams there, and she had accomplished at least 10 of em 🙂

2. Josan enjoys all sorts of gourmet chocolates. She has to eat some every day. Sometimes she eat em for breakfast, sometimes she has them as appetizer and dessert. She always has emergency spares in her bag to munch on to prevent her from falling asleep in class

3. Josan also enjoys ice cream and pastries

4. Josan is craving for adobo, sisig, bagoong rice, laing, kare-kare, calamares, sinigang, etc… or anything in Dencio’s menu. Only in the Philippines.

5. Josan likes good food too much…

6. Josan likes to drink almost everything with a straw. In coffee shops, she has a habit of ripping the paper package tip off the straw, glances around to make sure nobody is looking, hold the straw from the ripped side with her lip and blows the paper package off into the garbage or up in the air

7. Josan is an extremely cheap drunk. She hates becoming beet red, so she usually doesnt drink, unless she’s at a friend’s house or she’s with Kayla who always knows what to get Josan even if she doesnt plan on drinking. Josan is either blissful or she dozes off to sleep when she’s drunk

8. Yoga and dance classes has this euphoric element that makes Josan feel beautiful. Nature walking, free flow writing & creating has this comforting element that consoles her soul. Josan is addicted to all of the above

9. When Josan is walking home alone & it is isolated, she stops her ipod & sings out soulfully to the dark of the night: “It Might Be You” by Stephen Bishop, “MoonRiver” by Audrey Hepburn, “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin or whatever BrokenRecord-song-is-stuck-in-her-head

10. Josan enjoys singing theatre/broadway songs with Josina when left unattended

11. Josan have two good friends that starts with Jos.. and they are both Dutch 😛

12. Josan finds the unpredictability of the heart frightening & surprising, so she seeks comfort from sentimental/philosophical quotes

13. One of Josan’s favorite poet’s is Edgar Albert Guest and one of her favourite poem is “Her Reply” by Sir Walter Raleigh

14. Whenever sadness overwhelms her spirit, Josan reads excerpts from books by Paolo Coelho’s “Brida” and “The Alchemist”, Ranier Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet” and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince”

15 . Whenever Josan is upset, she goes book shopping. More than half of the books in her collection are still waiting to be read

16. Josan has all these crazy plans she wants to accomplish after graduating from EmilyCarr. She wonders if there is enough time for them in between surviving & making money

17. Josan is worried that her enthusiasm in photography is starting to deteriorate… Noooooo… She has some reCommiting to work on

18. Josan has always been lazy uploading pictures she took. She always photographs using raw files & not jpegs, therefore making it time consuming to edit and go through the photos. She always get in trouble from people wanting copies of photos she took. She should motivate herself from the senseless procrastination

19. Josan likes cheese. Cheesyness comes naturally for Josan too

20. On days that seems purposeless or procrastinable, Josan would rather be in hybernation mode wearing fuzzy pajamas w/ soft warm blankets. She fantasizes having an empty wooden canvas w/ paints & brushes in front of her bed for her to work on when she feels like stretching her muscles

21. Josan has a bad habit of having the need to accomplish all her morning rituals (journaling, making & eating heavy breakfast, yoga, organizing a little, day dreaming), even if she knows she’s going to be late for class or an appointment. Oh! OC-ness…

22. Josan is passionate about acquiring new knowledge of her interest. She just finds it frustrating when her memory shrinks ant-size in random moments like in the middle of conversations.

23. Josan often wishes she was an eagle who could could fly up in the air and adventure outdoors whenever she feels like it. She likes the idea of being able to soar above a storm too, like the Philippine eagle.

24. Josan cherishes simple moments with friends & loved ones a LOT. Coffee/reading/study dates, being prepared/preparing homeCook meals, long walks (especially by the seaWall), heartWarming laughter, sincere exchange of affection… The feeling of being loved & reciprocating it

25. Josan misses her friends and everything about the Philippines. It’s been 9 years since she left her home country. Josan is full of love for her friends & family; She is very grateful for the people who were and are still part of her life.

Love for Josan is like a light from a candle, such a beautiful sight! So warm & comforting. Sometimes she cant resist getting too close to it, and she burns herself. 😦 It heals though! But the in-between proceess could be such a painful ordeal. It’s intolerable, yet she survives, though she looses her balance & goes day-by-day not certain if she is living or just existing. She fears that pain will numb her from living life to its highest potential, that is why HoPe is her refuge.

BookShopping Guilt

BookShopping Guilt