Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Life as a Hostess

 According to my beloved Wikipedia:

"Hostesses are generally hired for their looks and/or personality. Hostesses light cigarettes, pour drinks, offer flirtatious conversation, and sing karaoke in an effort to keep the customers entertained. Hostesses can be seen as the modern counterpart of geishas, providing entertainment to groups of salarymen after work."

Ooooopppps, wait a minute! I think I pasted the wrong definition! Hehe! Like how in the world can I ever become a club hostess with my non-existent boobies! *hahahahaha!*  (Yeah, I can all see you nodding your heads in agreement! TSK TSK! Meanies! I hate choo all!) 

My hosting career (naks! As if!) started way back 2007.  I was bored and I was thinking of ways on how to earn money - the decent way! I mean, I  could always peddle my wares but of course, age and gravity has taken its toll on me that I just couldn't pass to be a modern-day geisha anymore. Hahaha! 

The pay is good and the work is lucrative but it's also physically demanding at times.  You see, I live in the great North and most of my hosting stints were held in the Sosyalen South (mostly in the Fort-Alabang area).  I love hosting themed kiddie parties because I like wearing different costumes.  It's cute and fun! And it's nice to see all the kids donning cute get-ups. Weeeeee! I love it! It's a nice feeling when kids laugh at you and with you. There were also moments when they become super hyper that I can't get them to follow my instructions but it's all about having fun so I let them be.

I haven't had any of these frivolous parties growing up so it's fun to experience it vicariously through these kids.  It's super fun! There was even a time that I had to wear an Elmo costume in a kiddie party in The Fort. It was sooooo cute on me. The Thin Elmo, that was what they called me. Hehe! It was crazyyyyyy!

But most of the time they request me to dress up as a Disney princess. And it's cute. I feel young and virginal (?!) and dainty all over again.  Wait, let me show you some pictures from my hosting days :D (Of course I won't show you my Elmo pics. Haha!)

In Bubba Gump, Greenbelt.. This kid looked super cute! I couldn't resist not taking a picture with her. :D

 Hosted a Halloween event at the Makati Sports Club. I looked scary in this pic! LOL :p

In SM Southmall

 As Wonderwoman in a kiddie party at The Rockwell Club (Had to crop it as I was wearing the legendary blue and white short shorts and boots! Hahahaha)

Dad's in Alabang Town Center (nope, i'm not singing! Hehe!)

I haven't had any embarrassing hosting booboos during my kiddie-party-hosting days.  There were times when the kids were rowdy and they would embrace me and shower me with sloppy, wet kisses but I haven't tripped nor fell off the stage. Thank Goodness! :) 

But of course, I spoke too soon! I was asked to host an office event (read: OFFICE event..haha) last year and that was when the unfortunate event happened... (why oh why did it have to happen in front of my officemates! Talk about wrong timing.... LOL!)

I don't know what happened but I fell off the stage right when I was interviewing someone. Haha. I didn't dive or anything but I tripped nonetheless! In my 3 1/2 inch silver stilettos! Ouch! Of course, the show had to go on! Duh! What did you think I did? Cried? Feigned to be dizzy? Na-ah! I got up and went back on stage and continued on with my spiel like nothing happened. Haha! My ankles were bandaged and I had to wear slippers for a week because it swelled real bad! TSK! 

Hosting is super fun! If not for my weekend classes, I would still do it until now but of course, I am no Wonderwoman. 

P.S.: Nope, I don't do stag parties. Sorry. Hehe!

The Unpure Hostess,


Monday, March 29, 2010

Summer is Love

It's time to hit the water this summer! My family had a nice bonding moment yesterday in a resort somewhere in the Antipolo/Rizal area. (I think) Hehe.  I didn't swim though because I have to go somewhere important this Thursday and I can't risk to get darker than I already am. Hahaha! :D

me and my lovely sisters! Yeah, lovely is our middle name =p

Enjoy the summer with your family and loved-ones!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Earth Hour 2010

This Saturday, March 27th,  we are being encouraged to turn the lights off between 8.30 and 9.30 as Earth Hour begins. While you’re in the dark think about what else you could do to make a healthier planet.

People all over the world will switch their lights off as a way of showing positive action against global warming . 109 countries and over 1733 cities have signed up to go dark for an hour.

WWF website is inviting people to make a pledge. It also has a how to make your own lantern kit to show your support for Earth hour.

Earth Hour is about raising awareness of climate change issues and encourages people to switch off lights for one hour once a year. How about taking one more step in addition to turning the lights off.


I am restless..

I am horny..

I am bored..

I am numb..

I am tired..

I am excited..

I am single..

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The day I officially named it "Viet-YUM!" (My Saigon Report)

I was in the "Land of Pho" (LOL) last week with my bestfriend and we really had a blast. It was our first out-of-the-country trip together so it was really a memorable one.  (Well, we did hang out with each other last year in Singapore but we didn't go there together, so it wasn't as special as this one.)

Anyway, because we were arriving a little past midnight, we gave up on the idea of taking a random cab at the  Saigon airport.  We already booked a hotel prior to going there, so what we did was we just availed of the airport pick-up for a minimal fee.

We stayed in this budget hotel in the Pham Ngu Lao area called Blue River Hotel. The place is nothing grand or elegant, nor does it have a pool or a bar or any of those 5-freakin-star amenities but the place is nothing short of homey.

 Floral designs on the wall, looks cute and gay eh? Hehe!

It has a homey kitchen, a homey receiving area, homey bedroom and a very accommodating staff. Our stay was really hassle-free since they also made arrangements for our tours and money exchange. We got 5-star treatment even without the 5-star moolah. LOL! How sweet is that, right? :)

We were super hungry when we arrived at the hotel so we asked the staff where we can eat at this time of the night, errrr day.  She recommended this resto at the corner.  Thank goodness it was still open even at that un-godly hour! So off we went and ordered Pho. The beef was tender, the noodle was just right and the broth, oh yesss the broth, it tasted like heaven on earth. (Yes, I was exaggerating a bit. LOL!)

Burp! Yes, I didn't use chopsticks. I eat noodles better with fork and spoon - Filipino Style! :) Haha!

After stuffing ourselves with these Vietnamese delish, me and my bestfriend decided to go to the nearest bar to try their local brew. We actually saw several bars in the area but the most jam-packed that night was the Go2 Bar. I ordered Saigon Beer - I don't know if this is their famous local beer but basing from its name, it might be.

 Brand, Brewed and Bottled in Ho Chi Minh city. Isn't it obvious?! :p

I think I downed 6-7 bottles of that big thingy. Para syang redhorse, lupit! :) Hahaha!  [translate: It tasted like Redhorse, wow!]. We drank and partied with the people there up until 6AM and to think that we needed to be somewhere by 8AM. WOW! Who needs sleep when you're in Saigon!? Ha! After our slugfest, me and my bestfriend decided to try their local coffee.

Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk: Cheap, tasty and dirty - just the way I like it! LOL :) 

I read in several blogs and forums that I should never leave Saigon without trying their street coffee. SO that was what we did. Iced for me and hot for my friend. Because I like my coffee strong and sweet, this was  a welcome treat. We got back to the hotel at around 7am, just in time for breakfast and shower before the driver picked us up for the tour.

Our agenda for the day - Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnel. We got the tour for $13/pax (lunch not included). I think it was a 1.5 to 2 hours drive from the hotel to the temple. I passed out on the bus that's why I can't tell you much about the scenery on the way. Haha! I need my beauty rest too, you know! =D   

Inside the Cao Dai Temple. Nice noh?

We got there a little before 12nn just in time for their ceremony. We were told that they pray 4 times in a day - 6am, 12noon, 6PM and 12MN. 

Wow! I wonder if they ever ran out of things to pray for! It was nice to observe how other religions do their thing. Their ritual is solemn and moving. Definitely a must-see when you're in HCMC!

We were already hungry like hippos by the time we got back to the bus so it was a good thing that our tour guide announced that we will drop by a local restaurant on the way to the Cu Chi tunnel for lunch. It was a quiet resto situated on the highway, forgot to get the name though. Hehe. 

The presentation's crappy but boy, this fish almost made me cream in my pants! Harhar!

Spring Rolls

We ordered fish and spring rolls plus an ice-cold Coca Cola. Ooooh-lala! The fish really tasted magnifico. It doesnt look like it in the picture though. Hehe. We paid 180,000 VND for lunch.  

It was another 1.5 hours to get to the Cu-Chi tunnels so we slept again on the bus.  The sun was already sizzling hot by the time we reached our destination. Anyway for the benefit of those who don't know, this used to be the place where the Vietnamese guerillas hid during the war with the Americans. Whoever thought of making these tunnels should be given good head as a reward! Hahaha!  The architecture and the way the tunnels were routed together was really brilliant. 

I didn't go all the way in because I'm short so I might have a hard time getting myself up. I looked sweaty and dirty from all the walking and crawling and picture-taking. LOL! Ang hirap pala maging artista, noh? =p

The tunnel was small. There were parts where we had to bend in order to pass through. It was hot as hell inside. No wonder my Vietnamese brothas' were so fit, it's like walking inside a sauna!

We drank tea and their Vietnamese-version of camote. We were told that these were among the things the guerillas ate during the war.  It's too bad there were no McDonalds or KFC back then. :-p 

It was an afternoon full of fun and adventure. Who knew (re)learning history could be this fun! LOL. Whatever! :D It was a very long day for all of us. We were dropped off at the hotel at around 6pm and as soon as our sexy backs hit the bed, we were off to snoozeland in no time! 

 Goodnight my sweet Saigon

We were soooo tired from the tour that we didnt even wake up in time for dinner! Ugh! Our stomachs were grumbling the morning after so we decided to start our day early and have breakfast outside. We took a cab (yes, we were told not to take any other cabs aside from Vinasun and Mei Linh) going to Quan An Ngon. The driver charged a fixed rate of 80,000VND. We didn't have the slightest idea if he charged us high or just right. But anyway, paying 80k sounded legit so we agreed to it. Hehe. 

I ordered Banh Can Cua - this is Pho with meat strips. While my friend ordered one with lots of seafood in it. Yum!  Her food looked and tasted better than moi. O-M-G! It was really yummY with a capital Y. LOL!  I ordered Vietnamese iced coffee to go with it. All in all, we paid 132,000VND for breakfast. Not bad at all since the placed looked as nice as the food that we ordered. You guys should give this place a try!

Okay, enough gushing about the food. Hehe. We originally planned to go to the Reunification Palace after brekkie since it's situated near the resto but unfortunately, the palace was close that day. So we were just walking around enjoying the sights and at the same time rearranging our plans for the day when we saw these cycled rickshaws, or Cyclos for short! Because we were feeling tourist-y that day, we decided to try it. 

It looked to me like a wheelchair with a driver in the backseat! Hehe! Not minding being face to face with the incoming traffic and the crazy motorbikes on the road, I think riding the cyclo is a fun experience. We rode it going to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the driver charged us 150,000 VND each. WTF?! It was more expensive than riding a cab and to think that the route we took was relatively shorter. Oh well, since we didn't want to argue we just paid the driver and went about with our itinerary.

Sitting by the park (Notre Dame in the background) while checking out those Viet-cong hunks.. LOL!

Lighting a candle inside the cathedral. Wondering what I prayed for? WORLD PEACE! :D 

 I took this shot inside the HCMC Post office. Nice shot, yes? :) 

After taking these customary shots, we then went to Ben Thanh market for some last minute shopping.  I bought coffee beans and shirts for my family, other than that wala na. :) The cheapo in me prevailed unlike my friend who shopped to her heart's content. Hehe!  
We finished shopping a little past noon so we decided to eat at Pho 2000 - which was just across the street from the market. I've read good reviews of this resto so we wanted to know what the hype was all about. 

Lip-smacking goodness! 

More pics of our last night in Saigon... :) 

My Vietnamese look! :D

It was really the gastronomical pleasure that we had that stood out amongst everything that we experienced during this trip. These Vietnamese hotties really know how to strut their stuff in the kitchen! Thank you people, you certainly hit my gastronomical G-spot! And because of that I now officially call your country "Viet-YUM"!

The Unpure Food Taster,

Special thanks to these blogs for serving as my reference prior to the trip: 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Unpure One is in ....


And I can't access my Facebook from here.



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Me + Batista = The PROPOSAL


I'm drooling.

David Michael Bautista Jr., would you like to play "wrestling" with me? *wishful thinking*

I'm taking my clothes off (and I'm loving it!)

.... and yeah, that's just a metaphor, you perv!

I started this blog mainly because I wanted a space where I can just be my sweet, charming and naughty self.  I am such a forgetful f@ck (much like Dory in 'Finding Nemo'), that I sometimes forget special dates, special moments.. And writing about them somehow immortalizes the feelings, the people, the events.

I am never ashamed of my thoughts - unpure or otherwise; because it is these very thoughts that make me unique.  I maybe a little perv for a woman my age, a little daring, a little brazen in the eyes of the conservative, a little risque. Yes, I am a little bit of all that and more. :)

I will never tire of writing my thoughts down because as much as I love reading them, I know that you too have grown accustomed to my unpure-ly charms.  As much as you hate to admit, I'm the type of perv that grows on you. Hahaha!

So stay, read, enjoy, and watch me in my various state of undress.

Unpure-ly yours,


Monday, March 8, 2010

Alice In Wonderland: NOT a movie review

I have never been a fan of  fantasy or adventure films... I never watched any of the Harry Potter movies (he looks gay to me), heck, I never even watched any of the Star Trek series (though I think I did watch one LOTR movie - and yes, I did not like it).  I don't know why, but the thought of watching creatures that aren't supposed to talk but still do, doesn't appeal to me. I hate watching make-believe creatures acting so humanly. (Well, to the exception of Puss in Boots in SHREK.. LOL!)

I'm weird, right? I'd much rather prefer watching real-life stories of drama, victory, tragedy or whatever than sit my way through 2 hours of make-believe sh!t! I'd rather watch porn! Hell yeah! :) But this weekend was different. My friend and I trooped to the mall to watch Alice In Wonderland in 3D. So what made me go and watch it? Well, for one I was bored at home and I needed a change of environment and second, she said it's gonna be her treat and third, I was being a good friend (yeah right!). So off to the mall we went.  I like eating inside the cinema so what I did was I ordered burger and fries and vanilla icecream for myself.  My friend on the other hand ordered fries and icecream and lots of donutsssss. Yeah, it was a pigfest-slash-movie date. LOL!

The film had me laughing at several cute-sy moments. Especially during the parts where there's Tweedledum and Tweedledee (they are the fat twins in the poster). I loooooveeeee them! I find them cute! :) What I like about the film is that it appeals to both the young and the old. The characters are so fun to look at. I never really liked the character of the Mad Hatter but Johnny Depp portrayed the role so well that I found myself falling in love with him in several parts of the film. LOL! I was hoping that Alice will stay in Underland and the two of them will fall in love with each other. But of course, that did not happen, much to my dismay! After all, the movie wasn't built for romance. Another character that I fancy is that of the Caterpillar. He sounds so profound and so wise for such small a creature. And he looked so cool smoking the hookah! Hehe!

 My friend, M, and moi

Tim Burton didn't disappoint. For someone who doesn't fancy fantasy films, I kinda like this one. I'd give it one-thumb up (the other thumb I'd stick up the ass of that old lady who kept on talking through most of the film)!

The Unpure Moviegoer,


Thursday, March 4, 2010

i'm just saying...

i don't like wearing violet colored things because it makes me look darker than i already am.. i love eating french fries while dipping it in vanilla flavored ice-cream.. i watch porn once in awhile but i love watching romantic comedies more..i want to experience winter.. i am a sucker for good, interesting, mentally stimulating conversations.. i am mushy.. im the type of person who likes to hold hands and write loveletters.. i miss my grandmother - she's my greatest love.. i miss having fishes as pets.. i love my friends.. i hate my neighbors.. i want to travel to a foreign country on my own.. i am absolutely bored..

Not My Day

I feel sick. My tummy hurts like hell and I've been rambling about it to my friends for the past few days.

I have an assignment in my accounting class that I still haven't finished.

I feel sad today. I don't know if it's just me but I hate coming home to an empty house when I'm sick. I hate coming home to an empty house. Period. I've been living alone for the longest time that sometimes the loneliness gets to me.

I feel a tad bit disappointed.  I put a premium on trust and respect and I hate it when the people I love the most never gives me that.

I feel constricted. I wana be more and do more.

I want to make a difference in the lives of the people around me but I don't know where to begin!

Today's not my day. But I will not sulk about it. Instead, I will live through the day in the hopes that tomorrow will be brighter and better.

"If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream." - Martin Luther King

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Motel Experience (and no, it doesn't involve whips & chains)

How did my weekend go?

Hmmm.. I went to work Friday night. Month-ends are really chaotic. So many things to finish before another month begins. Such a pain in the bun but I'm not complaining. Just stating a fact. Ha!


I got off work Saturday morning and rushed off to school for my 7:30am class.


Funnily enough, I thought I was deadmeat because I had a couple of homeworks that were due that day that I was not yet able to complete. B-U-T to my delight,  there were no classes that day! Woo-hoo!  Instead of the usual classroom discussion, all of us were required to attend this conference about this and that. I will not delve into details because I don't want to bore you out of your wits.

Anyway, the conference was scheduled for the whole day so my friend and I decided to stuff ourselves with lots and lots of food to fight off the sleepiness (I havent had sleep yet remember since I came from work??), the hunger and the boredom away.

                                                                                                                            My friend and I decided to eat out for lunch since most of the food in the school cafeteria was blah! Because there werent any fastfood joints  relatively close, you know where we ended up having lunch? In the restaurant of a drive-thru motel! Hehehe!
 (here's our pic while waiting for the speaker to arrive)

Uhhhmmm, well if you live in Manila, you will probably have an idea where this is at... 

                                                                                                                    But for the benefit of our dear beloved readers across the globe (Naks! Haha), we ate at Town and Country Hotel (or is it Motel?) in  Sta.Mesa.   This place is infamously known to be the "earthquake capital" of Manila because there are lots of horizontal movements happening in this side of town, if you know what I mean. Hahaha!                                                                                 

                                                                                 I was super hungry that  day but I wasn't in the mood to eat motel food so I just  ordered burger and  fries.  Plus we  need to get back in an  hour for the second half of the conference.   Anyway, I do not know if it was out of hunger or what, but the burger tasted heavenly! Surprisingly, the fries and the chicken that went with it also tasted delisioso!  And it's all for a measly  P115 (roughly $2.50)!
Another nice thing about eating there is that despite the heat of the afternoon Manila sun , the place is coooool and it has TV and the restroom's clean! I wouldn't mind eating there again next week when I go to school. What other motel food do you think is palatable? Pancit? Sisig? Spaghetti?