Jamie Ortega
I've been avoiding going on weebly for quite some time now. My reason is honest - I simply had no time. School has been eating up my time and what little time I have left I devote to Agot, pole class, and sleep. There must have been time to write, but there really was no time to assess happenings, emotions and grammar to combine in entries. 

Now I do have time. Classes have been suspended since yesterday and will continue to be suspended 'til tomorrow. Tomorrow will be our seventh suspension. So yes, now I do have time during this difficult time. It's been flooded in the Philippines since the night of the sixth for those who are unaware. I won't even bother posting pictures. I've been stuck in my dorm for two days because the streets are flooded. The weather has been making me so miserable. Seeing pictures of the floods and all the people who were massively affected is just heartbreaking. And I just feel so bad that I can't do much to help anyone right now. I just tried to do my part spreading awareness and disseminating messages. I swear to do my part in helping out in any way I can but it'll have to wait 'til this monsoon passes because right now, I'm just stuck here. 

My heart goes out to all the victims and their families. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
I'm so proud of the rescue teams who have risked their lives to save others and everyone else who went out of their way to help out.

I won't lecture. We all know that we have monsoons and typhoons every year. That is not new. We definitely could have done something about it.

I just hope and pray for a better tomorrow. Hopefully we get to see the sun up tomorrow. We're gonna get back up.


left wrist after class, the scratch got swollen and it just looks funny

left wrist the day after

less scratches on my right wrist! :D 

So I think I've graduated from leg wounds and bruises, moved on to wrist and arm wounds.
I just want to say how much I love pole dance. It's really having the effect I want on my body. I just basically feel much stronger. My arms feel better and I feel like it's doing wonders for my abdomen and bum (or that could be wishful thinking) :p

It's really good because every meeting, our teachers push our limits. So every meeting, I can do something new. And the feeling of accomplishment is just amazing. Also I realized I'm the youngest in class. Most of my classmates are like 25-30+ and some already have kids. They often tell me that it's great that I started young and that once you get older, it gets harder for your body and all. And when you're younger you can learn things faster. Okay I admit I do enjoy getting compliments like being a fast learner, or being a professional pole dancer (or so my elder Chinese classmate tells me). Haha. Point is, I love the encouragement I get from my teachers and classmates. The whole class environment feels really nice and home-y and just really really fun. For someone who isn't a very sociable person (especially in school) like me, pole class does a lot for your confidence.
1. Titanic: The Legend Goes On
Okay, a lot of people hated this. I watched it a long time ago and I liked it. I don't know if I'd still like it when I watch it again. I loved the animal passengers especially the dalmatians and the love story of Angelica and William. I also loved the ending of this Titanic!

"An animated retelling of the worst passenger ship disaster in history. In this version, love blossoms between the upper-class Sir William and the blue-collar Angelica, who is hoping to find romance in America. At the same time, there are also a number of animal passengers, including talking dogs, cats and mice, who are also looking forward to arriving in the New World"
2. The Black Cauldron
I don't remember much of the story anymore but I do remember Taran is a pig keeper. And I remember that cute little fella Gurgi who I think is a dog. I'll have to download this again to put the pieces together though :D

"A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can."

3. Happily Ever After
This one was really good. It's the story after Snow White and her prince got married. It's a really creepy film though. The villain was freaking creepy especially when he pretended to be the prince. Also there are 7 female dwarfs in this film.

"The story is an unofficial sequel to the fairy tale of Snow White. Aside from Snow White herself, the prince she falls in love with, the magic mirror, and the references to the wicked queen, all of the characters in Happily Ever After are unique to this film."
4. The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland
Adorable characters and a very amusing story, need I say more? Ahhh I loved this so much.

"The cuddly Care Bears star in this charming feature-length adaption of the classic story of Alice in Wonderland. A young girl named Alice and the Care Bears travel together into the whimsical land of the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. In this magical story about friendship and trust, Alice and the Care Bears try to thwart an evil wizard's attempt to become the King of Wonderland."

5. My Little Pony: Princess Promenade
Basically ponies and prom. Too cute!

"The ponies' annual Spring Promenade goes awry when a 1,000-year-old dragon awakens and fulfills a royal prophecy."
6. Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders
This was a series, I just found out when I watched it recently. I only had episodes 1 and 2 on VHS before so I thought it was a movie. I love their pretty costumes and pretty magical animals. I didn't know who I liked more before between Tamara and Gwenevere but I think I like Tamara more now :D I still know every line to this! This is definitely a favorite and I still wish I was the owner of the Heart Stone. The opening and ending themes never fail to make me smile.

"A young princess and her friends defend the throne of New Camelot against an evil sorceress."

So today I took a pole dance class at Polecats Manila for the first time. (I used to go to Movement in Greenhills for dance classes but they closed the studio and the Polecats studio is much bigger) It's located in General Studios 3F Pearl Plaza just across UA&P in Ortigas.

Anyway I arrived early to sign some forms and because I'm always nervous when it's my first time in a new studio. There were only 5 of us probably because today is a holiday. I wish the number of students plays around that number because that way the teacher has more time to focus on each student. I was told that on most days there are about 15-20 students so they're separated in two groups.

I haven't had any workout in so long so the warm-up killed me! The leg stretches weren't so bad but my back really hurt like fuck. We started with spins - beginner's spin, fireman's spin, and fireman's spin extended. I have yet to perfect the fireman's spin extended. We then moved on to climbing, Whoever thought you could climb in a sexy way without looking like a monkey? This was a real workout for me especially in the abdomen area, arms, oh and your bum as well. Then we learned this hold (I do not remember the name anymore). You basically climb then fix your legs and lock them so that you're holding on to the pole with your thighs. You let go of the pole (remove your hands from the pole) and you lean back. Hey, it's harder than it sounds. The last I did was the dream girl position where you're up on the pole and you're body is in a diagonal position - legs crossed holding your position with your thighs, arms lowered, you lean back with your arms fully stretched. That must not have made sense so I'll post a picture below.

photo from official polecats manila FB page

Yea it kinda looks like that but with two hands on the pole and the back is less arched. We ended the class with a choreographed routine and cooled down.

While I now have quite a few bruises on my legs and I'm sure my whole body will be sore in the morning I really enjoyed the class and I will definitely be back for more. I haven't posted any pictures of myself but I will - when I am finally awesome at it! :)

Check out their websites:http://www.facebook.com/PolecatsManila
"No need for revenge - Just sit back and wait...those that hurt you will eventually screw up all by themselves ...and if you are lucky, God will let you watch."
There is nothing like seeing your anniversary date on the back of your boyfriend's jersey. There is nothing like being invited to watch his basketball game even though you're the only girl around. There is nothing like him being all sweet to you in front of the whole basketball team. :)

Congratulations on the first game, love! I'll be there to watch all the others.

  • My golly! Such well-bred, attractive people! No wonder they have the guts to be sluts and pricks.
  • Fix You can make me cry.
  • Onions stink and cling.
  • Some places have really low standards. Big fish in a small town, but if it makes you feel good, atleast we have something to laugh at.
  • The rain is pouring, like fucking pouring.




There is nothing better than to have that person be all over you very openly, without holding back. He can't keep his arms off you but it's not like you're trying to break free. You do try, just because you know when you do, he'll hold on tighter. He gives you sweet sweet kisses on the forehead and cheeks. He looks at you like he first did and you just know in that moment, it's all true and real.

I don't mean to be cheesy. I just feel really happy and lucky to have these moments. And honestly, I hope everyone gets to feel this way. :)
This party was SO high-school-house-party-in-the-movies. Smoke machine, lights, music, Bacardi 151 + vodka + tequila etc. etc., "almost" fights, dancing, breaking the doorknob, breaking the bathroom door, throw up session, writing/drawing on wasted person's face, wasted person rolling on his own vomit and smoke everywhere *smh*. And that's what they were going for.

Kudos to Ate Lyka and Harry for an awesome party. I'm not very much of a party person anymore but this is good once in a while. Great night! :)

photos from our friend Justin Cyril. I do not own any of these :)

Maybe if I got to hang out with you people more, I'd forget how a bunch of assholes and sluts you were.

Jamie Ortega