Saturday, September 2, 2006

Pet Peeves


Oh come on, isn't there something in this life that just bugs you...
gets your goat... irritates you like crazy? Something that, when you
sense or experience it, makes you just wanna hit someone? Here are
mine.



1. Seeing a misspelled word or bad grammar. In other words, bad
inglizz (most especially when I'm the one who made the mistake).



2. When my name is spelled wrong. It's L-E-A. No H. There's a
specific reason why my name is spelled that way; I was named after my
maternal grandfather, LEO.



3. Hearing a really, really, reeeeeeally bad note. It makes my head do a 360.



4. Being downwind of someone with really bad breath or body odor. Que horror!



5. Unprofessional behavior. Inexcusable and inconsiderate.



6. Invasion of personal space (being too "in your face" to me). I
neeeeeed to breeeeeeathe, give me room pleeeeeeeeease. At its worst
when I was pregnant.



7. Mooching. If you want a piece of whatever's on my plate or in my
glass, please ask. Don't presume you can have some just because we're
friends.



8. A lack of self-awareness (mine included).



9. Being asked for an autograph while I'm eating. Kindly wait until
I'm done, or if you can't, ask a waiter to approach. It'll give me
time to swallow my mouthful.



10. Artistas resentful of signing autographs. Ano ka ba?!
Not only is it part of the job, it also can make someone really happy.
I remember asking for an autograph once... the actor was so masungit,
I got turned off. (Yes, I know you can't always sign everything, but
give whatever time you can.) Jimmy Stewart said something like this at
the stage door of a theater: "These people have travelled all the way
from wherever just to see me... the least I can do is pose for a
picture and sign an autograph." (I'll find the actual quote and post
it here, promise.)



11. Name dropping. Don't try to impress me by rattling off a list of
who you know. You should be impressive enough by yourself.



12. Insincerity. 'Nuff said.



13. Emotional manipulation. I... hate... this.



14. Someone being downright annoying.



15. Absentmindedness. Specifically, mine.



16. Computer hardware meltdown. I've had two laptops die on me. My
saving grace is that I know how to replace an internal hard drive.



17. Being unable to find what I'm looking for, be it a stapler, a checkbook or a passport.



18. A brand new anything breaking down.



19. When I destroy my brand new manicure a few feet from the salon. Nakakainiiiiiiiiiis!!!!!



20. Drinking 11 kamikazes and not getting a buzz... or drinking 2 and feeling like crap. What the f*ck is that???

21. Watching children on TV singing adult songs. This pet peeve is old, since seeing my contemporaries at the age of 10 singing "Big Spender." WTF?!?!?!?!?!?

22. Seeing big-bellied men with their shirts raised just enough to display their midsections.

Oh this blog entry will keep on growing. Bitch away in the comments section below!!! Be my guest!!!

100 comments:

francis reyes said...

ah yezz... dose bud inggles peepl. my gas, wat a syit tu dem! gahd! specialty wn dey fritend to tok layk Amerika. or Briteyns! pakdatsyet!

swann girl said...

hmm...i have a few too:
people picking on their noses in public
indecent exposure (men peeing in public)
crab mentality of pinoys - super green with envy, chismosa who can't get a life of her own
offline ATMs
people who don't know anything and yet express very strong opinions (hello?!)
telemarketers in the middle of a working day
a long run in my stocking on my way to work

ah well, it's a relief to b*tch from time to time!

Raffy Francisco said...

I am definitely top marks on item #10. I am also not sikat hahaha..

Let the damned autographs rain down! :)

Somebody hook me up with an agent... I need to act quick!

* Let me add... Drinking yourself sober. That sucks. That usually happens to me after 10 beers! All of a sudden i get the urge to simplify Algerbraic equations or solve a Sudoku puzzle.

Soleil NYC said...

Once when I was 12 or something I was in a bad mood being very masungit to people waving at me in the mall. My mom said, " Sweetheart, you don't belong to yourself anymore. You gave yourself to these people and they accepted you, so wave back."

Nikki Grillos said...

Amen. I just found your blog and you are cracking me up.

I would add:

1. Slurping soup.
2. People who spit on the sidewalk.
3. Badly-behaved theatre patrons (I usher, so I get to yell at them... mwaaahahah)

-Nikki

Mich M.D. said...

I would like to add rude, inconsiderate, rude, loud, obnoxious, rude people. Especially the ones who will one day be doctors and for sure have terrible bedside manners. I'm taking a review class for the boards with my fiancee and it's unbelievable how many students there are who want to be physicians yet don't understand the meaning of professionalism, therefore I'm with you on #5. sheesh! Ok, enough. Thank you for making space for us to vent. I'm too lazy to write it in my own blog. This is Mich from the newsgroup, btw, if you haven't already solved the mystery. :)

gail T. said...

mine are tailgaters in the slow lane.

moana marie pagaduan said...

here's mine:
- taxi drivers who would always ask "magkano po - mahal kasi gas eh" -- para bang sila lang ang naghihirap (siyet sila).
- last minute changes especially if it is done 30minutes before the event (if looks could only kill)
- traffic especially when ur in a hurry
- when i have migraine, don't you dare make a sound or turn on the lights or else...

Lea Salonga said...

I LOVE THIS BITCH SESSION!!! I will be adding more, and changing the edit date to reflect it. Enjoy!!! Mwahahahahahahahahahaha!

Lea Salonga said...

Ay yoosd to heb da Briteyns, nat enimor!!!

Lea Salonga said...

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Lea Salonga said...

By the way, hi, Betty!!!

Joy Marcelo said...

my bitchy thoughts:
-paying at the grocery cashier and the miss asks you, may 5pesos ho kayo? may 2 pesos po? pahingi na lang po ng 10 pesos.... gosh!!! am i the one with the cash box here? di ba ikaw????
-people who wear clothes that have not sufficiently dried yet!!!! stuffy smell takes my breath away anytime, anyday!
-bookstores with covered books. enough! cant we open the pages freely before we purchase? the cover page is not the story my dear....
-dishonest menus/dishonest restos. may porkloin....ay, wala po available. porkchop... ubos na rin po. chopsuey? sorry pang lunch time lang po sya... pak shet magsara na kayo!

:) happy thoughts!!!

Jed Madela said...

hahahaha!!! this is fun!!!

blank stares! i hate that! argh! ahmm... where's your brain??? did you swallow it??

Lea Salonga said...

Listen to Parokya ni Edgar's "The Ordertaker". Hilarious!!!

Ames Away said...

Hehe, this is a fun blog topic...I have a few...

-disrespectful people-dishonest, untrustworthy people -lies -careless drivers -friends who forget about you -being ignored -people who are pompously arrogant -telemarketers -lazy people who don't try -impatient people -smokers that smoke in my face - ungrateful people -self absorbed people -shallow people-greediness -judgemental people -people who patronize others and make others feel stupid or bad - rich people who spend too vainly - overpaid celebrities -tabloids -Hillary Duff -PT cruisers, scions and hummers -anal people -George W. Bush -bad hairdays -overcompetitive people -processed pop stars -bird shit on my newly washed car -irritated bowels - people with no manners -tacky eighties fashion -screamy thirteen year old girls -boy bands -fad diets -"do you know how many calories that is?" -zits -"you gained weight!" -TRAFFIC -reality TV -cute guys that turn out to be gay -bad service -certain four letter words used frequently in everyday language -people who don't listen to others -things that are overpriced -ignorance -parasites and pests -computer problems -my short term memory.

--just to name a few ;)

Tsunami Poster said...

Geez Ames, are you having a bad day? =[

Come here, let me give you a hug......let me put my cigarette out first ;)

Jason . said...

Hi Lea....Interesting thread.....here's mine:
1. Late people or people who take TOO long
2. inconsiderate folks - who say they'll do something, yet they don't
3. bad drivers, slow drivers, fast drivers......we all gotta go somewhere, we'll get there eventually. What I love most, someone who races and overtakes me? Then guess what, he ended up hitting the next red light....with me!!!
4. people who cut in line.....make it look like they've been there the whole time...LIAR!
5. speaking of, LIARS! There's no room for big fat liars!
6. If u hate seeing an H in LEA......I cringe when people spell my name with a Y.....JAYSON!!! Y? Y? Y? I have no Y !!!! Please drop the Y!!! Drop the Y!!!

By the way, we had baby #3 in June....a girl - Caitlin Reese!!! :-)

Jheck David said...

In school...

T: Prepare one whole of sheet of paper..
S: Sir, one whole?

T: This is a 40-item quiz.
S: Sir, ilan?
T: 40
S: 40?

Huh?! Ok lang kayo?! Ngebs ba kayo?!

Jheck David said...

Speaking of manipulative a-holes, this is my experience with a wannabe-director:

"You have a choice to choose what you want. Ang sa akin lang mas maganda kung ganito... Pero nasa inyo pa rin ang choice. Pero mas ok sa kin si... Kayo bahalang magdesisyon. Ang sa akin lang, ganito.. "

The choice really is his way or the highway! ;-)

Terence De Luna said...

I really get irritated whenever I invite someone to a party and will give me a late declining response... or perhaps will tell me, "you'll have my answer next week... oh wait, I have to check my sched first", and finally, "I think I'm going somewhere that day"! Stop playing primadonnas you people! I'm not gonna bum before you like a mouse. Btw manang, this is TJ from the aloha state, if you still remember from NG.

vanessa caroline said...

~ It's annoying when you invite 1 person to your party and they turn up 6
~ When you've agreed to meet on a particular time and the person turns up late or stands you up without a warning.
~ People who has a better-than-thou attitude.
~ Restaurants and bars with yucky toilets!
~ Thinking I have taken the greatest picture but when checking it on the computer, it's blurry!
~ Being stuck in traffic and already late for work.
~ When I go home to the Philippines for a visit and some "relatives" whom I haven't met in my life show up and deliberately asks for money (as if I have loads and loads of cash just for them!)
~ Dishonesty.

Noel Santos said...

People who throw trash out of cars, jeeps tricycles or when walking. They just throw it anywhere... *$&@*!!!! pick it up...

I heard a song about pollution/throwing trasg from my child hood.. I think it was from the show Big Blue... or maybe Sesame Street... the end goes..

"And if every kid did it, can't you see, what an UGGLY world this would beeeee.. YUCK"

If anyone knows the full lyrics to that song please do send it to me... emmanuel.santos@gmail.com thanks...

Michelle S said...

-Individuals who don't practice what they preached! (such hypocrites!)
-Those who don't clean after their dogs...arrghh!
-The ones who don't refill empty TP rolls =(...and guys pls keep the toilet seat cover down after each use....(big sigh!)
-freeloaders who knows how to manipulate the system, thus leeching unlimited funds from taxpayers.....oh yeah, this goes for our corrupt politicians in the PI too!
-I hate it when I lose my train of thought or can't remember names...yikes!

MiCheLLe . said...

- people who would ask for fag, i can give u a light, but fag... f*ck-off!
- people who would ask for change or coins dahil kulang daw pamasahe nila, nakakairita especially pag obvious naman na niloloko ka lang.

Li'l Dove Feather said...

Whoah!!! This seems right up my alley. When I get peeved, I get really peeved..Good thing I just recently posted these in my blog so I don't have to think now, LOL!!!! Here are mine:

(a) racist/sexist/baseless derogatory remarks (not necessarily about/against me or my own race)
(b) Sam Milby (don't ask 'cause I don't want to piss off anyone who might get pissed off because of my reasons)
(c) Love Radio
(d) stuff accidentally falling on dirty/wet floor. I get especially irked when that
happens in the bathroom. I get so PEEVED. I’d scream if I could even at
no one in particular. Mainly I just seethe in silence.
(e) Willie Revillame
(f) being interrupted while I’m in the middle of composing a song. It’s bearable
when I’m just writing a story or poem. A song is a different matter. I get disrupted, I almost often forget the melody. It’s not easy trying to remember it.
(g) Filipinos who have nothing good to say about their own country. Hypocritical
racists.
(h) families with dead loved ones being interviewed on TV and saying, “We are so sad. He was our only hope/chance to rise from poverty.” I mean, hey, I know where they are coming from, but I don’t agree. I wish they’d just say, “We are so sad to lose someone so beloved. We will surely miss him very much.” That way. Not like they’ve just lost a source of income. Sheesh!
(i) arrogant and idiotic public utility vehicle drivers
(j) people who push others down and around

Michelle S said...

Ate Lea, comment on your #10, thank you for being so gracious with your autographs and picture taking after your Flower Drum Song performance in NYC (Feb 2003). Yeah, some ppl have inappropriate timing, for instance...Oprah expressed disbelief when someone asked for an autograph while one of her breasts was pressed down during a mammogram....my goodness!!!

Lloyd de Leon said...

Marvin Agustin, Joross Gamboa, Jay-R and Arn-arn --- ito 'yung mga taong (except for arn-arn) walang ginagawa sa akin pero hindi alam kung ba't ang lakas ng pang-asar ng mga mukha nila! Hey what's wrong with me?!

My God! I'm so mean. I think I really need to confess soon....

Lloyd de Leon said...

When after two and a half weeks of waiting for your new landline to be installed, you called up the customer service representative and he tells you, "Sir, this has been forwarded to the service department but we cannot give you the exact date as to when it will be installed." ... T#ng#namog#go!

tin tin said...

eto naman sa akin.....
mga taong hindi mabuhat ang puwet sa kinakaupuan sa sobrang bigat....
people who think they know everything...ayaw patalo sa anumang discussion
mga mata-pobre
mga pinoy abroad na hindi nakakakilala sa mga kalahi nila...

i agree with watdat...

mga pinoy na pinipilit magkaroon ng accent...mapa-english accent man o american.

get a grip...basta marunong kang mag-english!

Lloyd de Leon said...

mga pinoy na pinipilit magkaroon ng accent...mapa-english accent man o american.

Are you talking about regine velasquez?!
eto na naman ako... sama ko talaga! ayoko na ngang humirit. :#

Lloyd de Leon said...

Are you talking about regine velasquez?!

eto na naman ako. sama ko talaga ... ayoko na ngang humirit :#

Lesley Anne said...

hahahahahaha! this made my lunch break talaga. what a read! i love it, love it, love it!!!! *evil smile*

here's mine:
-- tardiness! argh! i hate waiting for people who are super late! duh. have some respect for other people's time, creepazoid!
-- extremely slow DSL connection. kaya nga ako nagpa-DSL diba?
-- getting bumped by sweaty people. duh. pwede ka ba tumabi?!
-- dirty public restrooms. horrible.
-- cold rice. lalo na pag masarap un ulam. waaaaah! kakaiyak.
-- when u have figured out na what u want to eat and then only to find out you can't have it for whatever reason. this totally ruins my day.
-- mga taong "feeling" you know what i mean.

like you, lea, i can go on and on!!! =P thanks for the nice thread =D

Jason . said...

this session feels like a therapy!!! a much needed therapy....

Katz Rosalina said...

Realizing after a few hours of fixing the damn computer that the solution is just simple and was dancing right in front of you butt naked and singing Celine Dion’s my heart will go on all this while.

Mga taong mahilig sumingit sa pila. Urrgh! There should be a law that will allow anyone to shoot whoever cuts through a queue.

People not giving up their seats to a pregnant or an elderly person.

Crab Mentality and Filipino Time…. Nakakawalang gana…

I love this topic… thanks Lea…

tin tin said...

eto pa pala....

---mga "chavs" ---okay, idefine ko sila...

"chav" refers to a subcultural stereotype of people fixated on fashions such as flashy "bling" jewellery (Generally fake gold), and genuine (rarely seen on chavs) or knock-off (more likely to be seen) fake designer clothing with the beige Burberry pattern (most famously the baseball cap which has since been discontinued by the company).......

tin tin said...

''uyyy..wala akong binaggit ha?" :)

Li'l Dove Feather said...

Hello :)

Is "chavs" a new coined term? First time I heard--uh--read it. What is its exact origin?

'Sensya na, ha? I'm just curious (well, I often am)

neri risos said...

here's mine...

when somebody just got a haircut...somebody would ask "buhay pa". kainis...
when i'm talking on the phone and smebody will approach me, "may kausap ka?" obvious ba?

or "laters" for later / "byers" for bye...

tin tin said...

hey, "chav" is a slang term here in the UK. eto yung mga "common" people na mahilig sa "bling" at mga designer clothing, most particulary the distinctive tartan of BURBERRY!

kaya lang ginagamit rin minsan yan to address yung mga TH manamit!

tin tin said...

hey, "chav" is a slang term here in the UK. eto yung mga "common" people na mahilig sa "bling" at mga designer clothing, most particulary the distinctive tartan of BURBERRY!

kaya lang ginagamit rin minsan yan to address yung mga TH manamit!

vivien aquino said...

I particularly agree on #21, in all the tv singing shows featuring young children, I never understood why they are dressed up so sexy, (we're talking of 10 year olds here), making birit with the song, singing very adult material, singing english song, you can't quite decipher what they are saying..For crying out loud, they are kids, they should be singing "children songs". "WTF" is really appropriate! LOL!

Kim c said...

asking...pilipino ka? anong trabaho mo d2? san kayu nakatira? ay! nakakabaliw! reporter ka dai?

bernadette llaga said...

aside from all thatbitching ( I am being careful with my spelling here hheh), I will add mine...
parents telling their children to stop playing, making noise ( church, planes etc) in turn the one being noisy.
I hate BOBO, period.
It is easier to dislike bad people than nice but annoying ones,,, yun bang mabuting tao pero nakakaasar... wala lang!

BUGSEY S said...

I like you a LOT.. saw you in Redwood that olde Halmark film but it is awesooomeeee!
To add on the pet peeves:
1.Men urinating in public places (HECK EVEN MY DOG IS HOUSEBROKEN! )
2. Muslim extremists who plan to kill for some paradise with 72 virgins.. unfair.. what if the suicide bomber is female, does she get the same 72 virgins????
3. I tolerate BOBOS, I don't hate them -- they too, have their own use, they are loved by God :)
4. But I still do not like... the types of Yoyoy Villame.. and Willie Villame.. nada...
5. Dogeaters.. I HOPE THEY ALL CAN RABIES!!!!!

BUGSEY S said...

L E A -- I got it... added you to my calendar! Heck even called the CCP for yer tickets.. :)

Melinda Smith said...

Ooh, I agree with lots of these, especially number 6 right now. Yesterday, someone I barely know got waaay to close to me and I was extremely uncomfortable... Ok, I have a couple of personal ones to add:
- It drives me nuts when I call someone and they answer their phone when they're really not free to talk. They pick up the call all agitated and snap at me for interrupting whatever it was they were doing. Uh, how was I supposed to know what you were doing? If you really can't talk at that very moment, then please don't answer the phone! Isn't that what voice-mail is for? Spare both of us the stress and let me just leave a message. (I put my phone on silent when I know I can't or don't want to be answering calls. Easy, no stress.)
- It also chaps my hide when people believe crazy things about me that aren't true, just because they think they have a reliable source. (I do my best not to care about that stuff because it's ridiculous, but sometimes it can really irk me.)
Ahhh, thanks for letting me vent! :0)

vivien aquino said...

my pet peeves: people who talk with their mouth full...(baduy!!) people who are cruel to animals, all creatures..these people are evil and have no regard for life!!; people who are always interrupting in a conversation..how rude!!; people who are so obssesed with material things, car, designer clothes, etc., those who are always trying to outdo the Joneses..hello? people who are disorganized and filthy with themselves, or their homes...duh! telemarketers who calls after 9pm...I usually just let it go through the voice mail. I could go on and on.....

BUGSEY S said...

rambonsly --- i gotta get u in my friend list. i love people who have a passion plus gentleness for animals. i have 5 strays:) you my kinda person!!! reminds me.. i gotta blog about steve irwin.. ((sighs)... such a gentle soul....

BUGSEY S said...

steve irwin

XXXX YYYY said...

this section is funn!

my pet peeves.

1. Body Odor, that including bad breath. mahihimatay ako nyan! :p
2. Annoying people, just plain annoying.
3. Some pinoys, tumira sa pinas for 30 years straight, lumipat sa states..2-3 years later, nakalimutan DAW kung paano mag-tagalog. ako nga, 5 years old ako nung pumuntang guam , marunong pa rin akong magtagalog! hayy.
4. People who hate animals.
5. Ung mga taong nagbibingi-an.
6. Backstabbers.
..

i have a lot but my heads up somewhere. haha =P

Lea Angela Singzon said...

1.just like you i really get irked when they spell my name with L-E-A-H!!! I really do make an effort to correct them.
2. as much as i like electronics and techy stuff, I HATE the sight of dangling wires!!!! i really have to neatly tie them up or shove them somewhere where i cant see them
3.BAD music on loong car rides!!!! thats why i always have my ipod with me.
4. it really irrittates me when somebody calls me on the landline and and the first thing the caller says is "Sino to?"
Sooo rude!!! Shouldnt i be the one to ask him who he is since he is the one who called?!?
5.people who would squeeze themselves into an already filled-to the brim elevator!!!!
6. over zealous sales clerks who would follow you around while you're shopping

clawy garcia said...

bad english?!wrong use of grammar?hmmm...im not "grammar perfect" but what's up with people saying "na ka met na ba kayo ng textmate mo?" please please please tell these people its MEET...why go soft on the hard pronunciation and hard on the soft ones....there are those also who seem to have their alphabets or phonics or whatever it is confused because they think the letters B and V, F and P, are interchangeable...hay naku...

more pet peeves...

1. really masungit waiters
2. stupid people who call themselves "customer service agents" when they cant give you any solution to the problem...they'll just say "na note ko na po ung concern mo ma'am" then i go ask.."will i be expecting a feedback from you guys within the next 24hours?"...then they go "no ma'am but we have noted your complaint".....hello?! what for?! if i wanted to note my complaint i could have done it myself...
3. friendster friend requests...they seem to lack the understanding that "friends" for you doesnt mean that when you go join a chatroom...they post..."pls add naman me sa friendster nyo...blah@yahoo.com"
4. and yeah...EDSA Revolution?! Before we know it ... we're on EDSA Sixty Nine! the so-called People Power Revolution is soooo overrated...they practically call every small gathering in EDSA for some protest EDSA plus a number!
5.the pro and anti administration politicians....they're like b*tches...they just cant stop the yakking and bad mouth each other....
6. im from Bacolod and if ever i choose to live in Manila for let's say 10 years id still know how to speak Hiligaynon! some people from Bacolod they spend a couple of weeks in Manila...they go back home and you'd think that they've been born Tagalog...haaay...they keep speaking tagalog in our trademark singsongy and malambing accent....honestly its soooooo baduy....
7. there are those mayabang people who have bragging rights but there are just some na "TWISTER" talaga ang dating .... sobrang mahangin
8. people who thinks they know it all and seen it all...

i have a lot more...hahaha...and it would take me forever to finish this...so that's about it for now...:D

Jo ♫ said...

I shall name drop to fully convey how irritated I was in relation to your #10. Hahaha. So pardon me.

The first time I met Idina Menzel, I was so disheartened because she totally snubbed me. I was right in front of her and she was already signing my huge ass RENT movie poster, but she was giving out this major vibe that she wasn't in the mood at all. She looked so sungit pa. I was sooooo bummed. It was like, look, I have this mad screaming fangirl in me for you. Saying hi could've made my year ok?! I lined up for 2 hours in the cold just to meet you!!! This is the 1st and last time I'm doing this. I'm not the sort of person who lines up for anyone! I pursed theatre because of youuuu!! You can't do this to meee!! I wanted to be turned off, but I can't.. coz it's Idina Menzel! I had faith. Hahaha. I had to make excuses in my head that just because she's this major Broadway star, she doesn't have to feel obligated or happy to sign autographs for 200 people who lined up outside Virgin Megastore in Times Square in November.

At least, Taye Diggs talked to me. So that made up for it. Hahaha. He was surprisingly handsome in person.

As for my pet peeves, I have a lot and I need my own blog entry to list it all down - just like what you did. Hahaha. But my top 3 are..

1.) Black people, especially high school kids, talking LOUDLY in the subway. Especially the girls in their hoochie voice. I know this sounds completely racist, but I just can't stand that at all.
2.) A group of friends occupying the whole sidewalk as they are walking down on it AND not one of them would step aside to let people pass. And then, I'm the one who has to STEP OUT of the sidewalk so I won't bump into them. What's that about? Sometimes I try to make a point that I won't budge so one of them has to step aside. And then, I'm the one who ends up with a bruised shoulder. Haaay.
3.) My mom criticizes the DVDs I buy, which are mostly indie films, and then she'd go, "That was horrible! Low-budget siguro." Eeeeeeeeeee. That irritates me in levels so high that it has yet to be measured. That's always her copout.. if it sucks, then it must be low-budget. Hello, Poseidon anyone?

Jo ♫ said...

I shall name drop to fully convey how irritated I was in relation to your #10. Hahaha. So pardon me.

The first time I met Idina Menzel, I was so disheartened because she totally snubbed me. I was right in front of her and she was already signing my huge ass RENT movie poster, but she was giving out this major vibe that she wasn't in the mood at all. She looked so sungit pa. I was sooooo bummed. It was like, look, I have this mad screaming fangirl in me for you. Saying hi could've made my year ok?! I lined up for 2 hours in the cold just to meet you!!! This is the 1st and last time I'm doing this. I'm not the sort of person who lines up for anyone! I pursed theatre because of youuuu!! You can't do this to meee!! I wanted to be turned off, but I can't.. coz it's Idina Menzel! I had faith. Hahaha. I had to make excuses in my head that just because she's this major Broadway star, she doesn't have to feel obligated or happy to sign autographs for 200 people who lined up outside Virgin Megastore in Times Square in November.

At least, Taye Diggs talked to me. So that made up for it. Hahaha. He was surprisingly handsome in person.

As for my pet peeves, I have a lot and I need my own blog entry to list it all down - just like what you did. Hahaha. But my top 3 are..

1.) Black people, especially high school kids, talking LOUDLY in the subway. Especially the girls in their hoochie voice. I know this sounds completely racist, but I just can't stand that at all.
2.) A group of friends occupying the whole sidewalk as they are walking down on it AND not one of them would step aside to let people pass. And then, I'm the one who has to STEP OUT of the sidewalk so I won't bump into them. What's that about? Sometimes I try to make a point that I won't budge so one of them has to step aside. And then, I'm the one who ends up with a bruised shoulder. Haaay.
3.) My mom criticizes the DVDs I buy, which are mostly indie films, and then she'd go, "That was horrible! Low-budget siguro." Eeeeeeeeeee. That irritates me in levels so high that it has yet to be measured. That's always her copout.. if it sucks, then it must be low-budget. Hello, Poseidon anyone?

Li'l Dove Feather said...

Yey, indie films. Gimmegimmegimmee!!!!!!!!!

Li'l Dove Feather said...

Yey, indie films. Gimmegimmegimmee!!!!!!!!!

ramon se said...

-when a friend/person give you an excuse over the phone, and you can totally tell from the tone of their voice that they are Lying.

sarah isaac dela torre-cruz said...

nice topic lea!!

hmm...i guess i would add those cashiers who says kulang po ako ng P0.25 etc...if they would say that to 100 customers, ang laki na ng kinita nila sa iyo. considering they've already made huge sales for the day. would they accept it if you were the one na kulang ng P0.25 sa bayad? na-aahh...

Li'l Dove Feather said...

On the bus, ticket shows "P89.75". You pay a hundred and you get 10 pesos for change. WHERE's the 25centavos??? AND, if they give and accept five and ten centavos in SM and other such malls, why can't we use those coins in our everyday lives without getting weird looks (or worse, angry looks)?

Mommy Iris said...

Name Game:

1. People always call me IRISH or writes my name with an "H". I simply hate it.
2. Acquaintances often calls my daughter Fiona when its supposed to be Yona. Nakakainis, kasi she's not an ogre naman e.
3. Calling my husband Maricel, when its just Marcelle. Hay naku, someone even dared to ask me, Marcelo ba real name niya? Kaasar, as if naman my husband's name would affect her.

J. N. said...

Me naman I dont like maarte na pa cute primadonna pa.. Liars, plastic at ingitera.. (LOL)

Haze ♥ said...

Hello Lea,

I hate BIGOTS! My partner and I aren't married yet but they are several people who judge us. They even say that we are not considered a family. Yes, we have a son who is turning two next year. I'm like..."have you guys ever watched Sesame Street?" Very prejudiced people. We are of the same age and they say I'm old. Yes, I'm 35 but I don't like it. (You too sweetie). I'm your #1 fan!

I also hate latecomers and people who make me wait (and I'm the interviewer).

Bosses who are bitches.

People who call me short...So what if I'm not tall and sexy...At least I got my man and we are happy.

Taxi drivers who do not give your change and when you ask for it, they give you the look.

People who cut lines, impatient and crabby people.

Li'l Dove Feather said...

Oh, my pet peeves just gets longer and longer...

I HATE PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO PREACH BUT DO NOT PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH.

For instance, people who preach about punctuality and professionalism. And then, during an awards night where they're supposed to accept an award (with PGMA handing it over), the one who was there already went out to eat for a while (didn't know about PGMA coming) and the other two were late. Ending? No one accepted the award! I'm not sure if they even saw you there, Lea (you were a guest).

will caido said...

hey guys these are mine...
1. People who can't speak their own dialect.
2. Feeling beautiful but got dead toe nails.
3. Tooth decay.
4. Lady smoking.
5. Lady farting out loud. (Hahaha!)
6. Philippine Politics!!
7. Those Filipino novelty's they play on radios all over the country. They suck!! Can't this country groom only decent songwriters?! So so f*ck*ng idiotic and only uneducated fags! and morons should listen to them!! e.g. "Pandesal" and a lot more!! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ibalik naman sana ang mga matitinong songs sa mainstream.
8. SPAM on my inbox!! WTF!!

will caido said...

Baka kase wala silang pera umuwi ng P.I. kaya hindi ngtatagalog para hindi halata diba?

Chinky Fuentes said...

I hate it when there is this great blog going on and I didn't know about it. I hope I'm not too late to put in my peeves.

1. Most of the things I hate were already submitted but I just can't resist to repeat WILLIE REVILLAME. Come on! Just because he gives out money during his tv program, that doesn't mean he's a good guy. Hellllllllooooooooo!!!!!

2. Pinoys from abroad, when they come home, bitch about the system here. They would say as loud as they can, "Ay, sa America, walang delayed flights, everything's organized." "In London, you don't have to wait long for anything." Hoy! Hindi lang kayo ang naka-abroad ano!

3. Pinays married to foreigners when, everytime there is a long line or something like that, they would say to their husbands loudly, "I'm sorry honey, Filipinos are just so undisciplined. It would be a relief to live in the States." Grrrrrrrr. Unfortunately, I heard this so many times already.

4. People who don't want to be talked about but would talk about somebody else all the time. Follow the golden rule, man!

5. About Lea's #10: Kristine Hermosa was here in Bohol about 2 years ago. She was not even asked to sign an autograph. People just waved at her. But her eyes were smoky, her brows together and her lips twitched all the time, as if disgusted. I heard people came all the way from the uttermost of Bohol (you don't want to know how many rides they had to secure just to get to the city and you don't want to know what kind of rides they were). We may be living here in the province but there are a lot of people here who are richer than Kristine Hermosa (and much, much educated). I wonder why I bothered to watch her? Stupid me.

6. Supermarkets displaying expired items.

7. I hate it when the cashier's computer won't recognize the barcode of your item and the cashier would tell you to go back to where you got it and get a replacement. Ay, miss, I don't work here. Hmp! And it isn't my fault your computer won't recognize it. Malay ko ba!

8. Having the same seat number with another person in a fast craft. How could they ever give the same seat number to another person when they would cross out with a big black pen the number they just gave you? Hu hu hu!

9. Wanting to bitch more but my mind stopped working already.

Time to think of happy thoughts so I can peacefully go to sleep.

kit briones said...

Hi Lea =)

So this was the blog my student was referring to...that's why she made a list of her own pet peeves...

It's so nice that celebrities like you really find the time to sign autographs...
as they say kung wala yung fans wala rin yun mga celebrities diba....

I'll just name a few irritants off my head...
hmmm....
1. wrong grammar and spelling (I work in a school so I have to be strict on this)
2. stubborness and people who think that they have ALL the answers...
3. Insensitive people... if I were you relocate to a desert island para wala ka makabangga diba hehehe

thanks for this blog
it was surely a good read...

Hanna Sollano said...

i love reading your blog! sorry, just recently discovered it!

colou caro said...

3am nang umaga sa ER tapos tatawagin ka ng receptionist dahil may pasyente...take note..ganda babae (mukhang wala namang sakit)...'Good morning miss, what can I do for you?.' Yes, I have an interview tomorrow morning and I need you to get rid of my pimple.' (Ahahaha--anak naman ng...)'Pardon?!' (Pimple???!!!!Alas tres ng umaga??!!!Mahabaging langit!!!). Tao kaya siya? Kawawa naman siya noh? PIMPOL LANG???!!!

Erbs Esteban said...

can i have an autograph via email? please? hihi! hope you're not eating right now :)

Alva McKee said...

Hi Lea,

Let me just get this out of the way: I opened a multiply account, after resisting for more than a year, because I found your blog, and, in particular, this entry, and I just needed to respond. :D

I am a very huge fan, and I hope you don't mind that I'll be 'subscribing' to your blog. Your daughter looks exceedingly beautiful, by the way. :)

Now, let us add some things to this list of yours:

1. (Asian) people who do the V sign when they're in photos. ZOMG so annoying. I'm surrounded by fellow Asians in my school, and, you know, we're all smart and wonderful and great people, but then you're at a party, and someone takes out a camera, and everybody poses, and all the other Asian girls make the V sign.
2. People singing along to music when they have earphones on. Humming is fine, but blow-out-your-lungs singing is a no-no.
3. DVD players that skip right in the middle of very important scenes.
4. When you really need to go the restroom and you're just so relieved that you got there before, you know, something embarrassing happens, and you find that there's no toilet paper.
5. Being stuck behind (OOPS, not "in front of", sorry) a left-turner in an intersection when you need to go straight.
6. Inconsiderate people who sit on the federally-mandated seats for disabled/elderly on public transportation and basically refuse to get up even when someone who needs it more is hovering around.
7. Cliquey people. Don't even get me started.

There are a lot more, I'm sure, but I thought I'd contribute these. And now I go to my happy place. :D

XXXX YYYY said...

I actually love you more for these!!! They are so funny mainly because many of them are true. Don't worry, Lea, I will never ask for you autograph; hearing you sing is enough for me. I do hope that my english will not annoy you though.

Chinky Fuentes said...

In fairness to other cashiers (though I must admit not all of them deserve defending):

I don't know about the stores in your area but in ours, it's okay for me to receive less than a few centavos for my change because sometimes they give me, for example, P1 even if they need to give me only P0.75 because they don't have 3 25 cents. I'd say that for the times the cashier would give me less than the coins they owe me, they match the times when I would get more than I should get. Patas lang. :)

walter * said...

Hi Lea! Beautiful family. Kacute your baby!
I'm really liking this section. Shoooot, let me drop a few.

Waiters that make that...that..that FACE ..like you just made them do the most difficult task.Dude, it's just coffee.

Your DSL is down so you call tech support and spend 15 min. pushing numbers only to hear a recording tell you "to better accommodate your DSL needs please log on to www.youraF***INGIDIOT.com (sorry).

Friendster contacts who have 2 or 3 different accounts cause 'the other accounts are full'. 900 contacts?? what the F?

Filipinos who pretend not to know tagalog or waray or whatever. "I ken ahndehrstun but aye kennut tok it". HA?

chain letters. "Forward this letter on to 300 of your friends or youll...die!" or that "Bill Gates is giving away his money so hurry!!" and the worse is when it actually comes from a relative so it totally misses your junk mail box.AYYAYYAY!!

People who cut you off on the freeway but totally ignore you when your driving by them while giving them the finger.

Happy Valentines!

Urane laderas-cabantog said...

hi there.. I've been viewing you site some some weeks and i'm always enjoying to read some..
though this blog entry was long time ago.. I's till a nice topic..
let me add some..
--text messages that saying that there wolud be a miracle.. may naglalagay pa ng "From the lady of ganito ganiyan.. " (pano nyo nalamang may cellphone ang mga santo.. ) PLLLEEEAASSSEEEEE SSSSTTTTOOOOPPPP IIIITTTT!!!!!!!!!!
--really really messy public places..
--politicians or artista na AWAY nang AWAY>> diba nga mga iniidolo kayo ng tao. be role models naman.. lalo na yung mga married na biglang nagseseperate at yung mga relationships na paikot ikot..
--mga Pilipino na hindi sanay gumamit ng mga tagalog words sa tamang pagkakagamit..
--mga nagpapakita ng katangahan..(may tonsil ako..) lahat kaya tayo meron..
--MGA KAIBIGAN na pagkatapos kang makilala, syempre may kainan, pero pag ala kang maicocontribute, parang hindi ka na kakilala.. (hindi pala sila kaibigan)
--mga kamag anak na kapag may pera ka lang kakilala, pag ala kang pera, ni hindi man lang magmamano o magbibigay galang sa matatanda.. (kamag anak po sila hindi financer..)

____hope you can update yours,...

sees pop said...

Wow! Only noticed this thread now....let me add my pet peeves...puhleese?!?

1) Real Estate agents who wait near the parking booth or in the exit of the drive through to hand out a brochure.
2) Telemarketers who call you at home every single day....and to think your phone number is not even in the phone-book and they know your name.
3) Salesladies that follow you all around when you already told them you are just looking.
4) Buying a new laptop, or camera that is pretty expensive, and then two weeks later, finding out a newer model was just released, and the model you bought just went on sale. :-/ grrrrr!
5) When you are about to park in a space, and a person comes out of nowhere to run and stand on that space you were about to park in. Double Grrrrr!
6) Losing my ruler or cutting board....which I have had since my F.I.T. days....I so need this for my business, and when I can't find it...I get so irritated
7) My ibook all of a sudden hanging while I am in the middle of a rushed project.
8) Bad manners....chewing food loudly..etc
9) Receiving gifts that have obvoiusly been stored for more than 2 years. An aunt gave me an album where the pages were yellowing and the binders were rusty. This same aunt gave my brothers a 70's tie, those real wide ones with wild prints.
10) Stewardesses on the plane who don't treat those seating in coach with much repect. :-(
11) Cashiers and salesladies behind the counter who take forever to ring up your purchases, slowly checking each and every item while chatting and finally stuffing them in a bag. They really drive me nuts especially when I am in a hurry.
12) When you invite a specific guest to a party, and they bring their other siblings along, or ask if they can bring other friends too.
13) Chain letters in my email or letters also in my email saying congratulations, you have won a million or so dollars. (How I wish!!!!!)
:-( :-( :(

Jenny M said...

you got me at HILARY DUFF! hate hate hate her... much more now that she looks super skinny! more like anorexic, actually. she does look like she's anorexic now. i also hate SAM MILBY sometimes...especially, when he smiles! too much pa-cute!... ay, he smiles all the time. therefore, i hate him all the time pala!

-i also hate hearing people speaking in English in wrong grammars...heheh! like i don't do that sometimes! pero,anyway, i try naman not to. sometimes,d ko lang namamalayan especially when i talk fast. i stutter and then eventually, wrong things come out!
-i also hate dirty and smelly restrooms... especially kung sa school! naku! UTI all over again!
-when i see former classmates that i haven't seen for a long time and they say "oi, you've gained weight!" rrrrrrrrrrrrr! can't you keep it to yourself?
-a friend who betrays
-friends who text almost everyday, sending you nonsense messages or love quotes and forget to greet you on your birthday! this happens to me all the time! then, they would claim that they love u so much and that they miss you!
-friends that suddenly just ignores you, w/o you knowing the reason.
-"bestfriends" who tell others their secret and hide it from you!

i'm so loaded with the friends thing, noh? hehehe!

-BOOM TARAT TARAT and all other annoying songs from WOWOWEE or those that are composed by Lito... whatever his last name is.
-hearing the voice of Janel from Wowowee...so annoying! parang she's overpowering the voices of all the other people singing on the show.
-Filipino guys dressing up like American rappers...w/ all the "bling-blings", very loose jerseys or 3-5 LAYERS of shirst (is it snowing here?), shorts that almost reach their ankles (haha) or wearing pants that hang & show their underpants even thought they have their belts on!..one word... WHY?!!! it's not cool...they look stupid!

anyway, those are just a few of my least favorite things! hahaha! i like doing this! i might make a journal like this to vent out all my anger and emotions!

Jenny M said...

-i forgot the one thing that i hate very very much (since grade 1):
people misspelling my name. in grade 1, my classmates spelled GENEVIEVE like this: JENEBIB...sometimes, people would write GENEVIVE--seriously, VIVE???, sometimes GENIEVIVE--i'm not a "genie" + "vive" again.
-i also hate it when they pronounce the V's as B's. so, i prefer to be called by my nickname na lang b/c it's much easier... Jenny. but some people spell it with a G. i hate it!!!

Jenny M said...

totally with you on this. a friend in grade 6 used to tell me that she has to defacate just to get off the phone! eww! of all excuses!

Jenny M said...

totally with you on this. a friend in grade 6 used to tell me that she has to defacate just to get off the phone! eww! of all excuses!

Jenny M said...

totally with you on this. a friend in grade 6 used to tell me that she has to defecate just to get off the phone! eww! of all excuses!

Cara Maybury said...

-People that pronounce the "t" in "Often" (Sorry if that applies to any of you, it just really annoys me)
-The rustling of plastic bags. Gahh!
-People who spit when they talk.
-People who chew their food loudly or with their mouths open.

carol w v said...

office politics..grrr

Vince Vicentuan said...

In the theater, where else: LUVVIES!

Vince Vicentuan said...

Once a peer told me I had violent tendencies. In fact I do, most especially when these things or persons make a spontaneous appearance before me that I start having these “mortal thoughts.” Let the body count begin.

1.Luvvies. There are plenty of ‘em “kissers” in the theater who are overly affectionate yet, watch out, they might be stabbing you insidiously. Ouch! Dami ba natamaan?

2.People who are so full of themselves. An’dami nila sa local TV!

3.Vandals. Leaving ugly marks (names, suppressed ideas, profanities) on walls, rocks or trees just to proclaim to the world they exist. Sarap basagin ng mga mukha!

4.Celebrities who think their rubbish lives are reality TV. Thank God, Booba and Alex Crisano are dead, career-wise, that is! Don’t we all wish they were, literally?

5.Motorists and pedestrians who think the street is their garbage bin. Sarap ipakain sa kanila ang basura nila!

6.Flatterers. Beware of people who overly flatter. Fact is, they don’t mean anything they say even if what they’re saying is actually true. They are ass-kissers who simply want their presence felt.

7.Richard Gomez. Every time I see him on TV with that funny voice, it just throws me off! And now the Senate? Me showbiz chismis na sa Senado!

8.Media-manipulating, grandstanding politicians who are supposed to be lawmakers but whose orchestrated TV appearances make you think they want to be the next Alex Crisano or the next most important porn star.

9.Names of politicians conspicuously written on public school buildings, waiting sheds, lampposts and even ambulances and garbage trucks. Kapal ng mga mukha!

10.Ear-splitting karaoke singers. I used to live next to a neighbor who sang as if the neighborhood was his soundstage. Boses palaka na nga, ang lakas pa ng loob lakasan ang volume. Sarap hulugan ng bomba!

11.Little kids (yes, Lei) who make birit on local TV singing competitions! And the make-up too! Equally irritating are the parents who get focused on screen lip sync-ing, choreographing and all, which make you think they are the ones who really want to compete. And don’t get me started with that Celine Dion song, magwawala talaga ako!

12.Smokers who have no human regard for non-smokers like me. I have to be very bloody-straight with this one: Smokers who die of lung cancer and other related lung diseases deserve all the cruel deaths they may have, no offense meant to those who died already and to those non-smokers who died because of someone else’s smoke. Remember Dana Reeves?

13.And, neighbors who burn their garbage. Haven’t they heard of furans and dioxins and global warming? Sarap nilang sunugin!

Right now, as I am typing this, a smoker sits beside me. ASAN BA YUNG CHAINSAW? ASAAANNNN???!!!!!

Jerome Fugoso said...

* Pumipila sa ATM
* Jeepney drivers na garapal. Hinto ng hinto sa mga pasahero sa daan na di naman sasakay. Kuha ng kuha ng pasahero na akala mo "evacuation vehicle" and dinadrive!
* Taxi drivers na pag sinabi mo nagmamadali ka, eh, maya maya magpapagasolina!
etc..
* Bad customer service
* Customer reps who don't smile. NGITI NAMAN JAN KAHIT PLASTIK!!!!

andre calizo said...

i hated this in high school:

Teacher: surprise quiz! get one-half sheet of paper
Student: ma'am, one-fourth?

E Nazareno said...

Ano? You're right; you've managed to list the most vital points people sometimes miss. As a performers it's our goal to perform. Spectators spectate, Law enforcement enforces, fans (well, um fan out and spread the good news of the performance)... Many performers, both those who reach stardom and even those who do not, sometimes get masama at masungit. They lost tact and manage to show their ugly side.

Just a smile and a little autographed note can bring hope to the world many times over. That hope we may never be able to pinpoint, but it will lead to great things.

Great leaders, great performers, great neighbors, great people. =^..^=

Anezka Alvarez said...

That's true about celebrities refusing to give you an autograph. It could really hurt someone and it's a major turn-off. I remember when I watched Wicked in London to see Idina Menzel, I was so happy that she signed my programme. If not, I would've really felt bad coz I flew all the way from Manila just for her. So I'm glad that you know how it feels.

Anna Lorraine said...

I hope it's not yet too late..just can't resist to share mine as well:

1. Just because you hear everybody else say "Dude" "Girl", you have to use it in each sentence na. Grrrr! Puro Dude na lang...Minsan "DOD" pa!

2. UNFAITHFUL HUSBANDS( and wives!). Period.

3. MISTRESSES who are sooooooo makapal. Like it's their honor that these men chose them over the wife?

4. Imperfect people who would say.." and taba niya/ang panget niya!"...

5. Friends who talk and laugh insensitively LOUD in public and they would speak barok english?

6. People who do not know how to apologize! Taas ng mga ihi.

7. Cashiers who are super taray.

8. People who do not know how to listen. Like you have told the story na and they would say "ano daw yun? or ano yun?

9. People who sarcastically gives out compliments.

10. Dami pa!

Noelle Angelica Seña said...

bwahahaha! this thread is hilarious.

here are a few of mine:

*text language: "and2 na me" or "slip na u?" GRR.

*getting VIOLENTLY tapped on the shoulder. hey, don't dislocate it.

*people who don't step aside to let people exit first before boarding the MRT. tama ba namang sumalubong?! sometimes, i just feel so crappy that i don't make an effort to avoid them. mabunggo na ang mabubunggo!

Kristina 920 said...

My ultimate pet peeve: hearing someone trying sooo hard to speak in English and using highfalutin words that just don't make sense!

Kay Tolentino said...

Hahaha! This one was hilarious! :) I much enjoyed the emotion behind the words. ;)

Kay Tolentino said...

Hahahahaha! Good one.

Vince Vicentuan said...

Additional po:

1. Celebrities who refuse to submit themselves to security check at malls. Remember Mark Gil who punched a guard for frisking him?

2. Self-serving "news advisories" kuno of the two giant networks (Tell me who doesn't know!) that prick your viewing sanity, on a regular interval pa! As if naman they could improve their ratings e pareho namang mga basura ang palabas nila. Kung hindi remake e poor copycat ng isang foreign movie or show. Have you ever wondered why all of their noontime shows ay puro kantahan at perya games? Mas mganda pa RPN 9. Sori wala kami keybol e. Lea, nanonood lang ako ng weekend variety show sa TV pag ikaw guest.

3. Media men who in the practice of their profession always invoke their right to truthful reportage e kitang kita naman sila sa TV na parang walang ipinagkaiba sa mga usyusero sa crime scene. Tapos pag nadisiplina ng pulis e akala mo kung sinong mga untouchables at VIPs kung makaasta. Pakita niyo naman disiplina nyo para maniwala kami sa report nyo!

4. Karylle's singing. Di ko mahagip tono niya no matter how popular the songs she sings are. O baka naman tone deaf lang ako? Lea, does she make your head do a 360-degree spinner? She does mine. O baka naman yung vibrato niya ang off-key? What do you think? Hahahaha!

Li'l Dove Feather said...

Oh, this thread is still alive, huh!!! Great topic kasi! :D

kristina grills said...

melissa's phone static

kristina grills said...

mrs t :@

jhack telan said...

I read in the magazine (MEG magazine) that it actually take 2 hours for the nail polish to dry on our nails.