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31st January, 2006. 7:10 pm.

Hey Premiere/Honey Luv fans....

Support Gigi's solo project....

San Jose's own Gi brings forth a mosaic of R&B, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and good music. With over 10 years of studio and performing experience, at the age of 23, Gi strives to further expand her musical horizons. Releasing her debut solo album, currently untitled, Gi presents an array of vibrant styles aiming to attract listeners from all lights of life.

Gi has teamed up with producer Rey Resurreccion of Neck Snap Productions to create her album. Having studied classical composition, African percussion, various world instruments and styles, Rey plays an instrumental role in the creation of this project.


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24th July, 2005. 11:32 pm. Taking a breather

After working my ass of for the past few weeks, I finally got some real time off. I spent the past three days @ the Huntington Beach Waterfront Hilton. I didn't do much but lay out on the beach and by the pool. It was nice! Tomorrow it's back to reality...but at least I'm well rested and nicely browned! =)

Current mood: calm.

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28th June, 2005. 2:13 am. Insomnia =P

ten random things about me
10. Right now, I'm tired, but I can't fall asleep.
9. I work too hard...
8. ...I have to because I spend too much money.
7. I'm finally going on a vacation in August! Woo-hoo!
6. I cannot live without music.
5. I've been on MTV.
4. I don't like beer.
3. My feet hurt.
2. I am a college graduate.
1. I can cook!

nine places i've visited
9. Oahu, Hawai'i
8. Las Vegas, NV
7. Sacramento, CA
6. the point were CA, NV, & AZ meet
5. San Francisco, CA
4. San Jose, CA
3. Manila, Philippines
2. Catalina, CA
1. Kaua'i, Hawai'i

eight things i want to do before I die:
8. be debt-free
7. have my own family
6. have a pet monkey
5. travel the world
4. meet Janet Jackson
3. learn how to fluently speak French and Japanese
2. be an entrepreneur
1. see my parents become great grand-parents

seven ways to win my heart
7. cook me a good meal
6. give me a massage
5. make me laugh
4. sing to me
3. be real
2. be spontaneous
1. win my family's heart

six things i believe in
6. God
5. karma
4. love
3. eternal life
2. truth
1. myself

five things i'm afraid of
5. living an unfulfilled life
4. the dentist
3. needles
2. monsters under my bed
1. rejection

four of my favorite items in my bedroom
4. computer
3. wardrobe closet
2. couch
1. bed

three things i do everyday
3. shower
2. eat
1. sleep

two things i am trying not to do right now
2. work
1. bills

one person i want to see right now:
1. my little cousin Xander

Current mood: listless.

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25th June, 2005. 10:18 pm. Bored...

119 Movies I've Seen thats just in this list!
1.(x)Napoleon Dynamite
2.( )Saw
3.( )White Noise
4.( )White Oleander
5.( )Anger Management
6.(x)50 First Dates
7.( )Jason X
9.(x)Scream 2
10.(x)Scream 3
11.(x)Scary Movie
12.(x)Scary Movie 2
13.(x )Scary Movie 3
14.(x)American Pie
15.(x)American Pie 2
16.(x)American Wedding
17.( )Harry Potter
18.( )Harry Potter 2
19.( )Harry Potter 3
20.(x)Resident Evil I
21.( )Resident Evil 2
22.(x)The Wedding Singer
23.( )Little Black Book
24.(x)The Village -
25.(x)Donnie Darko
26.(x)Lilo & Stitch
27.(x)Finding Nemo
28.(x)Finding Neverland
29.(x)13 Ghosts
30.( )Signs
31.( )The Grinch
32.( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake)
33.(x)White Chicks
34.(x)Butterfly Effect
35.( )Thirteen Going on 30
36.(x)I, Robot -
37.( )Dodgeball
38.( )Universal Soldier
39.( ) Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
40.( ) Along Came A Spider
41.(x)Deep impact
42.( ) KingPin
43.()Never Been Kissed
44.( )Meet The Parents
45.(x)Meet The Fockers
46.( )Eight Crazy Nights
47.(x)A Cinderella Story
48.(x)The Terminal
49.(x )The Lizzie McGuire Movie
50.( )Passport to Paris what about 1 Night in Paris?!(x)hahahah
51.(x)Dumb & Dumber
52.( )Dumb & Dumberer
53.(x)Final Destination
54.(x)Final Destination 2
56.(x)The Ring
57.( )The Ring 2
58.(x)Harold & Kumar
59.( )Practical Magic
60. ( )Chicago
61.( )Ghost Ship
62.( )From Hell
63.( )Hellboy
64.(x)Secret Window
65.( )I Am Sam
66.( )The Whole Nine Yards
67.( )The Whole Ten Yards
68.(x )The Day After Tomorrow
69.(x) Child's Play
70.( ) Bride of Chucky
71.(x)Ten Things I Hate About You
72.( )Just Married
74.(x)A Nightmare on Elm Street
75.(x)Sixteen Candles
76.(x)Bad Boys
77.(x)Bad Boys 2
78.( )Joy Ride
80.(x)Oceans Eleven
81.(x)Oceans Twelve
82.(x )Identity
83.( )Lone Star
84.( )Bedazzled
85.(x)Predator I
86.(x)Predator II
87.( )Alien vs. Predator
89.(x)Independence Day
90.(x)Darkness Falls
93.(x)Children of the Corn
94.(x)My boss' daughter
95.(x)Maid in Manhattan
96.( )Frailty
97.( )Best bet
98.(x)How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
99.(x)She's All That
100.( )Calendar Girls
101.( )Sideways
102.( )Mars Attacks (the first one?)
103.()Event Horizon
104.(x)Ever after
105.(x)Forrest Gump
106.(x)Big Trouble in Little China
108 (x)X-men2
109.(x)Jeepers Creepers
110.( )Jeepers Creepers 2
111.(x)Catch Me If You Can
112.(x)The Others
113.( )Freaky Friday
114.(x)Reign of Fire
115.(x)Cruel Intentions
116.( )PI
117.( )Swimfan
118.(x) Miracle
119.( ) Old School
120.(x) Ray
121.(x)The Notebook
122.( )K-Pax
123.(x)Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
124.( )Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
125.( )Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
126.(x)A Walk to Remember
129.( )Super troopers
130.(x)South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
131.(x)the Fifth Element
132.(x)Star wars episode I
133.(x)Star wars episode II
134.(x)Star wars episode IV
135.(x)Star wars episode V
136.(x)Star wars episode VI
137.( )Star wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
138.( )Swimming with Sharks
139.( )Trainspotting
140.(x) People under the stairs
141.( )Blue Velvet
142.(x) sound of music
143.(x)Parent Trap
144.( )The Burbs
145.(x )SLC Punk
146.(x) Meet Joe Black
147.( x)Wild girls
148.( )A Clockwork Orange
149.( x)The Order
151.()Spiderman 2
152.( )Amelie
153.(x)Mean Girls
155.( )Shrek 2
156.(x)The Incredibles
158.(x)The Fast & The Furious
159.(x)2 Fast 2 Furious
160.( )Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow
161.( )Closer
162.(x)The Sixth Sense
163.(x)Artificial intelligence
164.( )Love actually
165.( )Shutter
166.( )Ella Enchanted
167.( )Princess diaries 1
168.( )Princess diaries 2
169.( )Constantine
170.( )Million Dollar Baby
171.(x)Life of David Gale
172.( )25th hour
173.(x)Vanilla Sky
174.(x)Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
175.(x)Boogie Nights
177.( )The Anarchist Cook Book
178.( )My House In Umbria
179.(x)Double Jeopardy
180.(x)Monsters, Inc

181.(x)The Goonies
182.(x)Drop Dead Fred
183.( )Rad
184.(x)The North Shore
186.( )Garbage Pail Kids--the Movie
187.( )Seed of Chuckie
188.( )Army of Darkness
189.( )Flash Gordon
190.( )Monster Squad
191.(x)Road Warrior
192.(x)The Princess Bride
193 (x)Young Guns
194.(x )Young Guns II
195.( )Amores Perros
196.( )City of God
198.( )The Big Lebowski
199.(x)Better Off Dead
200.(x)Kindergarden Cop

Current mood: bored.

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16th May, 2005. 11:56 pm.

Happy birthday to my baby's mama...Miss Jackson....

and to another another sexxxy mama Miss Michele Liang!

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15th May, 2005. 2:31 pm. "I wish I could build me a spaceship a fly past the sky"

I'm only working a very short 1/2 day shift....but I really don't want to. I would totally call in...only if I weren't a damn manager.

Current mood: annoyed.

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10th May, 2005. 12:11 am. Holy crap....

Hooooly crap!!! It's been over a year since I last updated this thing. I totally forgot that I had a LJ. Maybe because MySpace is better, but then again I've got a Xanga as well and I haven't updated that in sometime either. Maybe in the back of my head I know that ain't nobody really reads my shit or gives a damn about what's going on in my life....blah blah blah. Whatever.

Anyhow, lots of thing have happened in the 12 months or so since I last updated. I don't know where to start. I'll just ramble on whatever pops into my head. Well first of all, career-wise, I'm no longer employed by TMI, but my ass is still @ Express. Deciding to leave TMI was one of the toughest moves that I've had to make. I can't believe I was there for almost 1 year. In terms of Express, no I didn't go back to UTC, I'm still @ Horton Plaza, but I'm a manager now. Thinks are ok. I both like and dislike lots of things about working there. For now, it just pays the bills. Aside from the change in my position and duties, lots of things have change within my store and within the company. Let's just say that on my desk I have a pile of applications for another possible job change. We'll see what happens.

"99 Problems, but a bitch ain't one!" Simply stated, that's where I stand in terms of my personal life. hahahahaha I ain't gonna name names, but I'll just say that sometimes there are reasons why some people come into your life, and there are also reasons why others fade away. I don't go out and party as much, mainly because my ass is too tired from work. But I'm happy being more of a homebody sometimes, so it's all good. (Except for a few weeks ago and some of my pee-poles from the bay were in town and I didn't even get a chance to see them because I was too tired to go downtown!)

What else? This past weekend was nice. Went to Disneyland...had a nice mother's day with my momma. There's lots of things to look forward to in the coming weeks: Eileen's graduation (and PARTY @ the house!), Rizel's wedding, and a trip to the Bay Area! Ok I'm getting tired now. I'll update mo' lata!

Current mood: tired.

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20th April, 2004. 9:11 pm. "Barry Barry GOOD"

Oh man....I was totally into tonight's American Idol "Barry Mannilow" show. =X I was crackin' up when they flashed the Filipino brotha waving his "Barry Barry Good" sign for Jasmine Trias. Das a good wan! hahahahaha

The girls are totally taking over the show. They're really bringin' it, settin' it on the table, and opennin' it up! In contrast, the brothas on the show are hella weak. George Huff sucked ass tonight. And Simon hit it right on the head by saying that John Stevens put "Mandy" to sleep. I honestly like Carlton's version better. (I'm talkng about Carlton Bank from The Fresh Prince of BelAir!)

As of tonight, here's my prediction for American Idol's top 5

1) Jennifer Hudson
2) Jasmine Trias
3) Fantasia Barrino
4) LaToya London
5) Diana Degarmo

Current mood: amused.

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16th April, 2004. 2:23 am.

[ R U L E S ]
1. Put your birth month in an entry.
2. Underline anything that doesn't apply to you.
3. Bold the seven that best apply to you.
4. Italicize those that are closely related to you.

[ J A N U A R Y ]
Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people's flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

[ F E B R U A R Y ]
Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislike unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizing dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

[ M A R C H ] Ray is/isn't:
Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

[ A P R I L ]
Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people's problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

[ M A Y ]
Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

[ J U N E ]
Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having lots of ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Abiding. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

[ J U L Y ]
Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people's feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt and takes long to recover.

[ A U G U S T ]
Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride of oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

[ S E P T E M B E R ]

Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious, and organized. Likes to point out people's mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Thinking generous. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves sports, leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

[ O C T O B E R ]
Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to takes things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn't pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

[ N O V E M B E R ]
Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

[ D E C E M B E R ]
Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

Current mood: awake.

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8th April, 2004. 12:12 am. I'm back...

I've been missing in action for quite some time now, but I'm back for a little bit. I've been working really hard...but partying almost just as hard. It seems like when I'm not working, I'm up in LA! The past few weeks have been both extremely busy and extremely amazing.

Here's the reader's digest edition of what's been going on in my life for past few weeks (w/ a few pictures...Hey Apes, I hope you don't mind me borrowing some of your pictures Mahalo!):

I have a new job! I am now officially employed as CEF (Community Employment Facilitator) for TMI Employment Solutions. I'm excited about my first REAL full-time job where I get to use my degree! (More details on TMI soon!). I am also still with Express Men, but I'm moving on to bigger and better things with the company as I transfer to our Horton Plaza store.

My berfday luau was off the hook:

Me w/ some bay area peeps

con la familia Express

My LA family: Carlo, Ron, April...

My cake...without the candles! hahahahah

N.E.R.D and Black Eyed Peas @ the Wiltern in LA

April, Carlo, Jay and I had the most amazing night! We made lots of new friends including Cat (the infamous red Fanta chick...and dancer from the Ying Yang Twins Salt Shaker Video. I felt like we were really special VIPs that night because we got wristbands to stay in the front all night...and check this out....we got to meet the bands after the show!!!!

The lovely Cat w/ the lovely April. Yo Apes...lemme know when we gon kick it w/ Cat!

Yup..that is Justin Timberlake--the special surprise guest of the night. At one point of the show he was 3 feet away from me...and I could see hhis girl Cameron Diaz peepin' out from backstage. JT really brought the house down as he performed w/ BEP and N*E*R*D for most of their set. Yo JT, I ain't mad at ya playa...even though after what you did to my baby's mama (Janet). hahahaha

Hey MAMA! The super sexxxy Fergie of BEP.

Pharrell and Chad signing our stuff.

Me w/ Taboo of BEP (Yeah his name isTaboo...not Tabo as in for washing your puet...or your pek-pek. LOL)

Thank you again April for the bestest birthday gift in the whole wide world!!!!

Christine's Debut
My sister was one of the candles and I was one of the roses for our cousin Christine's 18th birthday in Cerritos. It was a fun night with family that I haven't seen in soooo long.

Last Friday I got to see my baby's mama Janet Jackson in Hollywood for a taping of OnAir with Ryan Seacrest I have hella awesome pictures...AND video footage!!!! My sister, Istine, Lexi, and Kim took pictures and video from the balcony and Rodney, Michele, and I took pictures from the floor. We were slick enough to be able to get our cameras through security and through the studio! It was worth waking up @ 4am and driving 3 hours in LA traffic to see her! Janet tore up the stage and she looked sooooo beautiful. I love Janet Damita Jo Jackson sooo much!

Current mood: happy.

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