Jolens the Muse

BECAUSE WORDS are not on my side tonight and because I still owe Eila fourteen facts about myself — here comes the kraken:

Thank you Krishelinda for nominating me. Krishel paints pretty fan art and arki drawings so go check them out!

The rules of the award created by Okoto Enigma are these:

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Instead of three, I will share 14 things about moi:

  1. I don’t eat meat anymore.
  2. I have wonky teeth so I wear Invisalign.
  3. Three homies who changed my life (sort of): Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Mao Tse Tung
  4. I love oversized jackets with huge pockets à la Lindsay Weir.
  5. I don’t separate puti from de-kolor.
  6. I used to watch a lot of Japanese dramas.
  7. I love the word “tender.”
  8. I am super stoked for the World Cup next year.
  9. I know how to program in Assembly pero medyo lang.
  10. I prefer this_style over thisStyle.
  11. I find it weird how blog awards use the term “nominee” but declare no winner.
  12. Lorde’s Pure Heroine is constant in my top 10.
  13. I’m waiting for Saga to wrap up before I read the rest of the issues; I stopped at volume 5.
  14. I’m currently trying to figure out whether “try to relax” is indeed a paradox or not.

Now on to Krishelinda’s questions:

1. What’s a song that was released in the year you were born that you really, really like?

Um, Ella Mae Saison’s “Till My Heartaches End”? But I actually like the Carol Banawa version better. Grabe baks, this question requires research pala haha!

2. If your life was a novel, what would be the title?

Swerte Mo Kung Mapagbibigyan: A Kakaibabe Story (wuw hahaha!)

3. What word defines you?

Petiburgis (lower middle class)

4. What are the small things that instantly put a smile on your face?

Good music, warm showers, cute boys — but not all at the same time naman hahaha.

5. Weird Question: Let’s say that you are a Customer Care Staff. What would you do when a client who’s very angry at the situation seriously told you that he’s going to make you eat poop? *eh-kung-pakainin-kita-ng-tae-dyan-sabay-flex-ng-maskels-nyang-nonexistent-anger-levels*

“I don’t see how that would help, sir, but would you like to speak with a supervisor?” said Jolens in soshal, sassy English.

And now for my nominees:

I nominate Marco for president, in case she wants an excuse to update her blog.

I nominate Carmina for vice president — please write more juicy stuff about Pinoy movies (nag-request? haha).

I nominate Kish for secretary because I enjoy reading her cute, bite-sized stories.

I nominate Mel for treasurer — hope everything goes well with your job!

I nominate Yerxen for auditor because I dig her short, often profound posts.

I nominate Jirah for PRO because she’s a charming cat kid who does Q&A stuff on her blog.

I nominate Aubu22 for sergeant-at-arms — may all the rashes go away, madam.

And I respectfully nominate myself for muse because why the hell not. No need to nominate a dude for escort — Vic already volunteered o:

Shy pa si acoe, charot!

Anyways, the questions:

  1. Not-so-weird: What is your favorite Filipino Christmas song and why is it better than Aegis’ “Christmas Bonus”?
  2. If I were to send you P1000 and you’re not allowed to send it back to me, what would you do with the money?
  3. Is there a historical figure or event from the previous century (pre-2000) that you find interesting? Why so? It could be anyone or anything ha, from Erap to 2pac to the premiere of the seminal teen flick Flames: The Movie.
  4. What makes a person boring?
  5. In what ways are you a better person today compared to what you were last year?

You folks don’t have to do this award at all, no pressure! Just know that I’m always abangerz to your blogs, mmkay?

And ah, these JJ posts are not the best by any measure but they all are dear to me: 1) On Badjao Girl, free slippers, and other superficial sympathies, 2) Unsent, and 3) Umuwi na tayo dahil wala nang sense ang ating mundo.

There, peeps. Hopefully I get to write a non-award post soon — bow!


    1. Jolens

      ‘Di ba?? Pero hindi pa naman ako nagpapa-laundry sa labas ng bahay. Tinatamad lang talaga akong mag-sort haha.

      ‘Yan, tapos “Bohemian Rhapsody” tapos “When Love and Hate Collide” ang mga paborito ko sa karaoke! 🙂

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      1. bessclef

        Di kasya ang washing machine sa apartment namin kaya sa coin laundry na muna kami. Sana magka-condo na soon!

        Baks, grabe ang effort sa Bohemian Rhapsody! Pero mas mahirap ang Under Pressure, ha! Try mo.

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        1. Jolens

          ‘Yung Under Pressure parang kailangan ng dance steps! Or dapat sabayan ‘yung dun-dun-dun-durudundun kahit wala naman sa screen ang lyrics hahaha. Isa pang favorite ko ang Champagne Supernova dahil sa why why why whyyyyyyyy!!! Hahahahaha.

          Videoke tayo one day!!!

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  1. Thea

    Tawang tawa ko sa Eila hahahaha kaines. Labyu Jolens! Nagenjoy ako basahin ito! ❤

    May tamad moments ako na naka halo ang puti sa de-kolor kaso minsan lang huhuhu

    Yung #11 !!!! HAHAHA Nung una ako nakatanggap ng award award kemerloo di ko magets yung "nominee" kasi wala naman nananalo parang lahat ng ninominate mo panalo ganern hahaha

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  2. Krishel

    Hahaha. Gusto ko lang po talaga malaman mga edad niyo ng hindi kayo directly tinatanong. Haha. That oversized jacket though 😍 At huy! Kala ko me pikshur ka telege with Vic Zhou!! Muntik na kong mainggit.

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  3. Amielle De Torres

    Badtrip ‘yung kakaibabe tawang tawa ako HAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Hindi ako masyadong ma-Japanese drama or movie pero sobrang laki ng impact ng Kimi No Nawa sa buhay ko. Huhu. And worth it ba ang invisalign, ate? I mean.. Bakit ‘yun ‘yung pinipili ng iba over braces?

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    1. Jolens

      Hindi ko pa napapanood ‘yun! As in sobrang ganda ba? Hindi kasi ako ma-anime e. Unpopular opinion ito sa mga kaibigan pero may mga Ghibli films na hindi ko gusto haha.

      At nag-Invisalign ako kasi less frequent ang check up kumpara sa braces haha. Alam mo naman si acoe, sobrang tamad haha. Kailangan mo ba? ‘Wag na, maganda ka naman na e! 🙂


      1. Amielle De Torres

        Hmmm.. For me, maganda siya talaga kasi ‘yun pa lang naman and ‘yung Spirited Away napapanood ko. Hahaha. Nagustuhan ko s’ya kasi may twist ‘yung movie na SOBRANG ‘di ko inexpect. Tapos natapos ‘yung movie na ang sakit ng puso ko. Huhuhu

        ‘Di kasi pantay pantay ngipin ko sa baba! Hahaha. Tapos sabi nung dentist ko, need ko daw magbraces kasi ang dami ko daw ngipin sa taas, kelangan daw bawasan. E natatakot (or more like nahihiya) ako na baka bungal ako at this age kasi 2 or 4 ata ibabawas. Hahahaha :((

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        1. Jolens

          Huhu nakakaiyak nga raw. 😦 Sige na nga, try ko panoorin this weekend (or bukas, or tonight haha).

          Uy marami ring tinanggal sa akin! Liit daw ng bunganga ko e, my gahd. Good luck sa pitaka baks; imbyerna sa budget magpaganda ng ngipin no? Haha.

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  4. Carmina Mones

    Holy shet may ganito pala hahaha! Panoorin mo yung last segments na pinroduce ko for Cinema One BTS na movies about C1 Originals sa Digital Dreams Facebook page hahaha! I also shared two yata in my Facebook for your indie film facts cravings hehe (if you can also gove criticisms I’m trying to produce/write better) 🙂

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    1. Jolens

      Grabe ‘yung ako ‘yung magbibigay criticisms, wala akong experience sa pagpo-produ ‘teh! Hahaha. Chi-check out ko ‘yung mga Digital Dreams though, yay! 😀


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