Thursday, November 20

the perfect love story?

for those who love romance... be it in a paperback or in a romantic comedy movie..

what's the most perfect love story? or probably the best question is what are the ingredients of the best love stories? what are we looking for in a love affair? questions, questions. so many of them that i'm afraid we can't have all the answers.

boy meets girl. both fall in love with one another and they live happily ever after. right... but it's boring, although we ourselves wish for it to happen to us. however, we romantics expect more pizzazz. we want to be emotionally involved. we want excitement.

the classic romeo and juliet is still a hit. you and me against the world. so daring and romantic. still, we want a happy ending. triumph over tragedy. we want love to conquer everything.

try this one. rich boy meets and falls in love with a poor girl. his family is against the relationship and of course after a lot of conflicts they still end up together. ha, another classic but the formula still works.

but what really makes us fall in love with the characters? the answer is in itself. it's character. who could resist a mr. darcy type? lke lizzie bennet we fall in love with the brooding handsome man. under the sarcastic humor is the heart of a romantic. we like our heroes to be taller than most, a bit aloof and arrogant, and irresistible. as for our heroines, we like them to be persistent, haughty, attractive and we want them to stand up to their counterparts. we love the "opposites attract" plots. not really opposites. we just want explosions and humor in the story. the two may be alike and they always can't stand each other. neither can they resist each other. grand passion. that's the main thing we want in a love affair. we want our beloved characters to be hurt by each other. call that masochistic or sadistic, but we want pain, loss, rejection, and grief. we want to feel sadness so that we can appreciate the joy of two souls joined together by love. we go through each moment with our beloved characters. we share their passion and their happiness in the end. that's what we love in romantic love stories. it doesn't matter whether in reality our love lives are as grand as a jennifer drew novel or as soppy, sweet, hilarious, and touching as "the laws of attraction" or "two weeks notice" or "runaway bride".


as long as we can indulge in our fantasy, we always love a love story.


Friday, November 14

pretty normal "me".

hey, i'm pretty normal. or i should say, i'm trying to that is why i am. wait, tama ba? : g r i n :

last monday, i took the guidance test which i haven't taken last semester because i didn't want to. this sem, i have to take it or else i will be receiving memo every other week from the guidance office which is something i don't want to happen.. it is also tiresome for the person who will be handing the memo to me..
i should say, i did something right last monday. : b l u s h :

anyway, there were 330 problems presented in the test. the instruction was to choose the problems which are bothering me. i'm glad that out of those 330, i only found 32 problems that are currently bugging me (not a lot).. some of those problems are:

- going out with someone my family won't accept
- wondering if i'll ever find a suitable mate
- wondering if i'll be successful in life
- wanting to improve my manners and etiquette
- parents expecting to much of me
- tiring of the same meals everytime
- wanting more worthwhile discussions with people
- wondering if i'll ever get married
- wanting so much to travel
- sometimes not being honest as i should be : h m m :


only those persons close to me would understand why i consider those things as problems..



generally, i don't really have GREAT problems in my family, friends, studies and everything in my life. : w o o h o o :

Sunday, November 9

gray love layout.

i have a new fs layout again. :)

background


preview


code:
/* michael's friendster profile editor v4.1 */
/* http://www.editfriendster.com */

/* PAGE BACKGROUND */
body {
background-image: url(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/5137/loveeblackzl3.jpg);
background-attachment: fixed;
background-color: #1a1a1a;
cursor: ;
}
/* GLOBAL FONTS */
.usercontent {
font-family: Courier New, Courier, Monaco, monospace;
color: #ffffff;
}
/* GLOBAL LINKS */
.usercontent a, .usercontent a:link, .usercontent a:visited, .usercontent a:hover, .usercontent a:active {
color: #000000;
}
.usercontent a:hover {
color: #1a1a1a;
}
/* MASTER BOXES */
.commonbox {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
.commonbox .evenrow {
background-color: #333333;
}
/* MASTER HEADERS */
.commonbox h1, .commonbox h2 {
font-family: Courier New, Courier, Monaco, monospace;
color: #e5e5e5;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* CONTROL PANEL: BOX */
.controlpanel {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* CONTROL PANEL: USER PHOTO */
.controlpanel .imgblock200 {
border-color: #808080;
}
/* CONTROL PANEL: DATA */
.controlpanel .q {
font-family: Courier New, Courier, Monaco, monospace;
color: #ffffff;
}
.controlpanel .data {
font-family: Courier New, Courier, Monaco, monospace;
color: #ffffff;
}
.data a {
font-family: Courier New, Courier, Monaco, monospace;
color: #ffffff;
text-decoration: ;
}
/* CONTROL PANEL: MORE ABOUT ME LINK */
a.more {
font-family: Courier New, Courier, Monaco, monospace;
color: #ffffff;
text-decoration: ;
}
/* CONTROL PANEL: BUTTONS */
#controlPanelButtons a, #controlPanelButtons a:link, #controlPanelButtons a:visited {
font-family: Arial, Sans-serif;
color: #4d4d4d;
border-color: #424d61;
background-color: #333333;
text-decoration: ;
}
#controlPanelButtons a:hover {
font-family: Arial, Sans-serif;
color: #666666;
border-color: #424d61;
background-color: #333333;
text-decoration: ;
}
/* BOX: MORE ABOUT ME */
.moreabout {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* BOX: MY PHOTO GALLERY */
.photos {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* BOX: MY FRIENDS */
.friends {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* BOX: MY VIDEOS */
.videos {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* BOX: MY GROUPS */
.groups {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* BOX: MY TESTIMONIALS */
.testimonials {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* TESTIMONIAL COMMENTS */
.testimonialscomments {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #t424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* BOX: MY SCRAPBOOK */
.scrapbook {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* BOX: FAN OF */
.fanof {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* BOX: MY FANS */
.myfans {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* BOX: MY REVIEWS */
.reviews {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* BOX: MY BLOGS */
.blogs {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* BOX: MY BLOG REVIEWS */
.blogsreviews {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* MISC: TESTIMONIALS/REVIEWS TEXT */
.data {
font-family: Arial, Sans-serif;
color: #;
text-transform: ;
}
/* MISC: VIEW ALL LINKS */
.commonbox .viewall {
font-family: Courier New, Courier, Monaco, monospace;
color: #e5e5e5;
}
/* MISC: SMALL PHOTOS */
.commonbox .imgblock75, .ir {
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #424d61;
border-style: solid;
background-color: #333333;
}
/* MISC: SMALL PHOTO NAMES */
.commonbox .dr {
font-family: Courier New, Courier, Monaco, monospace;
color: #ffffff;
background-color: #333333;
}