Archive for November, 2008

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musicals.

November 23, 2008

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On Thursday I went to the Ahmanson Theatre to watch Spring Awakening the musical. Spring Awakening is a musical that has won 8 Tony Awards and they deserved each of them. It was just amazing. I had seen a version of this play before and for me it was alright. Granted when I first saw it, the play was not turned into a musical. The musical version was so well done and had such a modern twist to the music and brought a good sense of humor, which was very refreshing. The story line of this play is not true only about the time it was written in, but also for today. The play dealt with adolescence, temptations, and the uninformed lives they live in because it was taboo to talk about things like sex. This play can evoke many emotions. Well it could have just been me, but I’d like to think anyone can relate to any of the subjects the play touches.

I highly recommend that you catch this musical while its in your area. Right now its in LA until December 7.

– Colette

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beauty.

November 20, 2008

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I saw this image coming home last week. Been meaning to post it. But the picture was nothing in comparison to seeing it in real life. The sun setting behind me was just beautiful. The sky looked to be engulfed in reds, yellows and oranges. Almost like a painting. I guess you can say life is always a painting. We are the artists trying to make a master piece out of our lives.

Hope you all enjoy.

– Colette

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holidays.

November 15, 2008

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So, I have been noticing that almoast everywhere I go there is some sign of Christmas. Christmas is just around the corner, but still far enough for a wait. Thanksgiving on the other hand is in my sight, but yet you do not see much of Thanksgiving decorations anywhere. It is all about Christmas. I like the holidays. Even though it brings sometimes the worst in people, it still brings joy and happiness to many.

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This week I went to The Griffith Observatory. Didn’t get to see the stars this trip.  Maybe next time. There better be a next time (hint hint ;] you know who you are). I remembered many things from when I first went there many years ago. But a lot has changed due to the renovations. While JDiaz and I were there we may have seen a celebrity with his kids. This celebrity was Freddy Rodriguez who plays Gio in Ugly Betty. I was totally freaking out trying to figure out if it was him. I wanted to saw something, but I got to scared too. And I also didn’t want to look like a fool if I was wrong. But nonetheless, I had tons of fun at the Observatory despite the fact that parking was 5 miles away.

Have a good weekend!

– Colette

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times we want to take back.

November 9, 2008

I was thinking about my past.  Yes, I know we should not dwell on the past, but i found some things in my life i wish i could take back, things I may have taken for granted at the time. Some times I want to turn back the clock to when everything was easy and simple, nothing to worry about. unfortunately, those times have come and gone. I am not saying I regret anything…well maybe i do in some way, but i guess you can say i learned from it.

I guess today is just one of them days that i wish i was five again and nothing mattered to me more that just having fun, having nothing to worry about, just absolute freedom from the real world and the troubles it brings. Those were the days I wish I could go back to, but that will never happen in real life. Maybe in my dreams I will be able to escape it all, the real world, for just a moment to be able to be five again.

– Colette

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History.

November 5, 2008

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Yesterday, Former Senator Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States. It truely was an historic event. Either way actually, no matter who won, it would have been historic. I believe McCain delivered a great conceding speech.  I never doubted that he was a good man, but it is Obama’s time.

“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who     still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”

Yes we got our answer.  The answer is YES WE CAN. Change has come upon us. I am to be honest still rather in shock. It has not hit me that Barack Obama is our next President. For those who did not support Obama it is time to do so. To support him in his presidency, like we do with the presidents before him.

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This election was my first time voting. WooHoo!! Go me. I felt great honor when I voted because many before me could not do the same thing.  Being a Filipino American woman I probably would not be able to vote before the 15th and 19th amendments were in place. So, to go out and honor those before me who fought for me to be able to vote was somewhat surreal. We never thing about the rights we have now and how we got them. But we should remember them and those who fought for it because if none of them took a stance to achieve equality for all our great nation would not be what it is today.

Congratulations President Obama.

– Colette

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Halloween.

November 1, 2008

Yesterday, I went trick or treating with my little cousins, the Jedi and Barbie Princess.  I would have gone too, but I had nothing to wear, but nonetheless it was still fun.  Since, I missed out last year because it was a Thursday, I made it a point to go trick or treating with them this year.  It was fun.  The kids came out with a lot of candy.  It was pretty cool cause some people were giving like two hand fulls of candy and it wasn’t the cheap kind of candy either. There was a mini haunt house maze, but when we got the all the monsters were not working, so we were able to go in without them getting scared. It was okay. Just small.  That’s all the night was filled with, I did not have anything else planned and I did not have anything to wear, so I guess it works out okay.

Happy Belated Halloween.  Now marks the coming of the Holidays and my BIRTHDAY!!!

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– Colette