Monday, February 22, 2010

herbs



Apart from the fact that we share the same birthday, I sometimes wonder if we have anything in common. We watch different movies, we listen to different songs, we wear different clothes… we even take our coffee differently. How odd that we’ve been friends for over a year and have close to nothing in common.

But then I just need to spend two minutes with you and I remember. No, we’re not cut from the same cloth. I’m boring white cotton and you’re shiny red velvet. We are, however, bound by an invisible bond of friendship. Some things just go together like peanut butter and jelly or butter cookies and microwaved queso de bola (mmm… I’m getting hungry), however strange or unexplainable it may be. Yes, we are different but isn’t that what the Coffee Babies are all about?

The Coffee Babies was your thing. You started it. I could never be so imaginative as to put several bloggers with close to nothing in common and expect them to get along. But you did. You saw something in us and for that, I will be forever grateful to you. You were the first blogger I ever met and since that fateful day in February, I’ve met quite a handful- some have changed my life, most have become good friends. None of that would be possible if it weren’t for you. Thank you, Herbs.

We’ve had our disagreements* but I want you to know that you’re okay in my book. You’re a good friend and your art inspires me. I hope you never lose that thing that makes you you. There may be bloggers who will try to take your place. They will be younger and their posts will be more hormone-enraged. They will claim to be more talented and more screwed up than you. Pay them no mind. In our heart of hearts, we know that they can’t lay a finger on our one and only bebigurl.

It sucks that you’re leaving but I know that you’ll have a better life there. I hope you never forget us and if you ever feel lonely, just come on home. We’ll be waiting with a latte in hand with your name on it.

And since I always end each post with a song, here’s one especially for you. You’re an original, baby. Don’t ever forget that. Australia’s famous for their boomerangs. It may take some time but I know you’ll come back to us. Maybe not soon but on an inconspicuous day like the day you chose to gather us all, we’ll see each other again. ‘Till then, take good care of yourself and try not to get into too much trouble, k?

Photo Credit: YJ

Sheryl Crow
You're An Original (Live)
C’mon C’mon

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  2. i didn't know tuloy na pala yung pag-alis ni herbs. have not met the guy, but i'm quite sure he's cool because of what you wrote. =)

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  3. nakaka-touch na nakaka-sad. will miss him too. :)

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  4. @LOF ~ it pays to be adventurous. haha try it. butter cookies with microwaved queso de bola. super good.

    oh and it goes really well with bibingka! :D

    @engel ~ yeah, he's cool. end of the week pa naman daw sya alis. i'm meeting him tonight for the last time (awww) sama ka if u want.

    @aris ~ i know right. mixed emotions :c

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  5. all the while i thought yung mga iniisip lang ni Victor ang nababasa mo...

    lahat ng yan ang iniisip kong isulat para kay Herbs eh... inunahan mo ako...

    hahahahahaha

    Choz....

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  7. this is sweet. nakaka-aawww. :)

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  8. where's the other half of the pic?! hahaha


    and yes, herbs is such an original. i met him just once and he made quite a mark. have a safe trip, herbs.

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  9. @geek - what mark? hahaha. i kid.

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  10. @YJ ~ ganun talaga. haha nakawan na ito, no!

    @red ~ tara!!

    @soie ~ yeah. he's very special eh. to quote kimidora, in a monggie kind of way. haha

    @LOF ~ sorry naman. hehe

    @geek ~ nilamon na ng felix! haha may dahilan ang cropping. alam mo yan! :D

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  11. sweeeetttt, nyl. :) herbs is super lucky to have a friend in you. :)

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  12. aww is he? i always thought it was the other way around. haha

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  13. hahaha. LOL. you sweetcutebastard. <3

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  14. Bon voyage to him... dito na lang ako magcocomment wag na kay YJ hahaha

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  15. @herbs ~ you're welcome, you biyatch. haha

    @glen ~ hala baka magalit sakin yan!

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  16. @ Glen... pakyut! sabi ko nga ako din ang nag-draft ng post na ito ni Nyl, kaya parang sa akin ka parin nag comment... blep....

    CHAROT.....

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  17. oh one thing more Nyl, sino pala yung mga SOME who happened to have changed your life?

    pwedeng mag guess? sulat ko names ng mga hula ko?

    puhleeeeeeeeease?

    bwahahahahahaha

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  18. @glen~ sabi ko sayo eh. haha

    @yj ~ *glaring look* secret na natin yun. syempre kasama ka. hihi you canged my life in a moooomennnntttt!!!

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  19. nameet ko ba yang nananampal ng goldbar? parang hindi..

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  20. di ata. wala siya nung party eh.

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  21. in a monggie kind of way. so ikaw si kimmy? haha. award naman o! :)

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  22. The song's cool, ah. na-DL nga hehe. BTW, nakakamangha naman 'tong post mo. Ang galing ng pagkakagawa. =)

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  23. ganon? salamat po. hehe download the whole record. c'mon c'mon wasn't one of her big ones but it's definitely my favorite record in her entire discography.

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  24. How very, very touching. Not only this, but all the similar posts dedicated to Herbs.

    I can only imagine how he has touched your lives.

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  25. waw naman!!!

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
    ganun talaga pag true friends...
    miski bilang ang pagkakapareho, nakakapagtaka man...
    POWER OF LOVE!
    hehe

    haaaaaaaayst.
    namiss ko tuloy mga kaibigan ko...
    puro ako ojt.
    haha!

    mga adik kami sa UNO!
    nowadays!

    hehe.

    be safe friend herbs!!!

    helOoOOw CB!!!

    :P

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  26. nakaka kilig naman.. ang cucute ah.. hehehehehe

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  27. @manech ~ he touched us deeply. haha parang ang pangit pakinggan! haha

    the simultaneous posts was lof's idea. i can't really take credit for it. lol

    @gege ~ true dat! you should always make time for your friends. ang oras parati namang kulang eh. it's all a matter of making time for the ones you love. :D

    helloooo gege! :D

    @tim ~ kinilig talaga? haha

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  28. @herbs: you will never, ever know. *wink*

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  29. oh great! the secret's out.... how did you get your name upside down like that?

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  30. @LOF ~ there's this thing you can use. http://bit.ly/aK4W6L. i think it's cute. haha

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  32. @ןıuǝ oɟ ɟןıƃɥʇ ~ oh that is too cute! :D yours looks better than mine! hmmph!

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  33. Australia's famous for kangaroos, too. Which of course does not mean anything. LOL.

    After eons, I finally wrote my herbs post. Hehe. Sabi mo nga, "better late than sorry." :D

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  34. nabasa ko nga eh. kailangan nangangabog talaga? haha

    nyess...

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  37. It sucks when friends leave for greener pastures. I wish things were better here in our country so friends and family don't have to relocate abroad. Anyway, good luck to your friend down under. :)

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  38. "my friend down under" sounds funny. lol

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  39. Kinilig din ako para kay Herbs. Nyahahaha. :">

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  40. ang hang ganda ganda na nga ng friend ko e. daming fans. haha

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