Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas is Christmas!

Another year in another place...

If last year's celebration was warm yet with cool breeze, this year's extremely cold and freezing. This is the first time, snow had fallen before Christmas. Usually, they say, it begins to shower come January. I guess it was a welcome greeting for the 3 of us; a one-time blizzard!

A White Christmas indeed!

There's nothing great about it 'though like the way we see it in the movies. White, cold, fluffy ice which becomes gray when the ice starts to melt along the side of the roads. *eyesore* Maybe it would have been different if we lived in Antartica *wink* I would have appreciated it differently. *kidding* Ironic, but I never wanted snow in the first place! :-)

Anyways, it's our first time to celebrate as one family: Kimi, Hubi and I. We didn't have any fancy preparations during the eve. We just had clam chowder soup, toasted potato bread, tostitos with salsa con queso, a few bottles of beer and Kimi had a serving of vanilla ice cream for dessert. A simple yet intimate feast. Btw, Kimi initiated the grace before meals. :-)

A few more days and it will be another year! Time flies... *sigh*


Accdg to Kimi: this is Daddy, Mommy and Kimi snowman with Sa-ta

Monday, November 23, 2009

66 days after...


I'm so surprised why I can never get to update my blog. Faster internet speed equals a much convenient manner to post anything and everything. I may have a few minutes to spare but I'm kinda lazy to scribble anything since I got here. *sigh* I don't know why...

I can even survive several days without signing in to my Facebook/ Multiply/ Blogger/ Yahoo/ Gmail accounts nor mere bloghopping. I couldn't believe it myself. This happened's a miracle! *wink*

The weather is contributory I guess or I really don't have anything significant to share. Ok, ok, the bottomline is I've been really lazy and forgetful lately. Perhaps, I will be visible every once in a while and definitely I won't be quitting....just the farming side maybe.

Kimi, Hubi and I are still undergoing an overhaul. Indeed, a drastic shift from a conservative/ stern/ idealistic/ spick & span haven to a liberal/ cluttered/ lenient/ anything-goes environment. We'll get used to everything here eventually. Life is a matter of adapting to change.

For what it's worth,I just have one thing to boast about....

...I was able to upgrade my Ilocano speaking skills from NI (needs improvement) to FAIR. *yey*

OK, any contenders? *wink*

Thursday, September 17, 2009

No! No! No!

I'm ready...I'm set...

..however, I don't think I can go yet??

Looks like there's no more turning back. This is it!! It will be tougher than before considering geography. In the meanwhile, I have to leave my comfort zone. *sigh*

It will be me, myself and Eileen again.

Thank you, Lord..


Wednesday, September 02, 2009


"How time flies so fast!" The -ber months are here! My birth month is coming soon and that means another dry flake on my skin *wink*

I don't know why the days pass by quickly during the last quarter of the year. Maybe because every person's productivity is at its peak that we never notice elapsed time and we don't care whether we have a stack of pending jobs. Everybody's looking forward to big bucks and bonuses, that's why! Plus, successive holidays that tend to lessen work hours! *two thumbs up* The not so good news is, I'm spared this year 'coz I'm "on leave".

I guess it's not only me who's counting down. We all got something to look forward to.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Adrenalin Rush

Joining the fun @ Subic International Raceway (with hubby, Kimi and Gerard)

for pictures:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Free yet Busy

I have all the time in my hands now that I'm idle. And yet, I couldn't find time to update my blog as often as I could. I guess, farming is taking much of it aside from being a temporary full time mom. Call me an addict, but that's my only escape if the weather calls for a house arrest. I know I'm not alone. *grin*

This is not a good sign. My braincells have suddenly stopped from functioning. A well deserved break, I may say!

*sigh* A billion seconds more and they'd be slaves again.

Saturday, August 08, 2009


My hometown appears to have rejuvenated. Thick fog (and not smog) can again be seen encapsulating the entire city especially the CBD. So thick that you can't even recognize a car approaching even with the headlights on. Alas! this is the feel of the real Baguio we've all grown up with. Excuse the "expats" who may not have even the slightest idea how it was up here long before their intrusion.

Nevermind if it's a result of drastic climate change or a tropical storm filled week. The fact that thick fog is back is already heaven to me. Aaaah, I'm indeed home!

But for how long shall it linger? The weather bureau's forecasted that the tropical storm will have left the country by today and that the sun should be out by Sunday. *yey*

Great news! But as I am writing (5:51pm, Saturday), it's still pouring *sigh*


...the soil needs to take a break from water intoxication too! :)

insert *Rain, rain, go away!*

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Rain dear

Scattered rainshowers but luckily no thunderstorms. That's how it is up here in Baguio City and perhaps elsewhere as it's the season of rainfall. Well, delayed rainfall that is. It's cool...real cool up here but I dislike it when the drizzle doesn't stop. We're all stuck at home! It shouldn't be this abrupt! :) And besides, there's no where else to go even if you go out. Chances are you'll get yourself drenched in one way or another.

It seems I'm experiencing the withdrawal symptoms. A sudden stop from being on the go. *sigh*

Anyways, this shall pass. It's good to be home...simple time is mine...sleep is a luxury...and I can stay home all day while perched on the sofa, sipping coffee while surfing the internet. :)

I may sound isolated but I'm still connected! *yey*

photo courtesy of

Monday, July 27, 2009

Goodbye doesn't mean Forever ;

I've been in denial for quite sometime. It took me a while to accept the fact that I would soon arrive at the crossroad where i must abandon my comfort zone. It's a great struggle as I've considered Merli's haven my 2nd home, knowing the place by heart even 'though I couldn't sing even a line from Majulah Singapura. I'm a sentimental fool, a tear jerky. *sigh* It's human nature..

Hopefully, the wheel would turn the way it's supposed to work 'though bumpy the road would be for us. We've gambled, we've gained, we've lost, we've given up our identity; that's the essence of it all. Life is all about taking risks.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who've stood by us throughout our journey; those who've made our stay as memorable as possible, those who've helped 'babysit' Kimi, our friendly neighbors, a handful of my relatives and wacky ex-colleagues who've treated us like family. We will miss all of you.

This is it! GOODBYE..til we meet again!

(As of today, no more internet connection...thanks Starhub! :p)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Yey! Good News!

Now, I would be able to upload pics/ videos or blog on Multiply then copy it to Facebook (or Twitter) with just one click.

Multiply has already incorporated this feature. This was all I've been waiting for *starstruck* Let's see how it works..this is my first cross-linked post


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pasyalan Na!

We were again on tourist mode last night. Cousin Carlo was here for a business trip and yesterday was only his free time to take a breather after a hectic week at the Expo. We had to squeeze in 6 hours utmost.

I was with Hubi, Kimi, Jackie and cousin (Ate) Flow Bee. We decided to meet at City Hall MRT Station (CBD) as the tourist attractions Singapore is famous for were just nearby; the Supreme Court, the Parliament, Marina Bay, The Esplanade, the Flyer, Fullerton Hotel and the Merlion Park.

We had dinner at the Kopitiam (Makansutra) to let him a taste of local food and local beer. Then we resumed the 'tour' by foot (and stroller ;p) while taking pics of our high-spirited visitor cum phot-ops model cousin. Next stops were the bayside facing the skyline, the foot bridge to get a good view of the Esplanade side and the Merlion/ Fullerton side and last stop, the Merlion Park.

Along the way, a few tourists greeted us and asked permission whether they can take a snapshot of Kimi. Kimi can be Mr. Congeniality most of the time. The little boy obliged and he even posed for them even if he had to lie on the ground and get dirty. He liked it so much!

Finally, we reached Merlion's haven. There's not much people considering it was a Friday night. We spent almost an hour taking jump shots while the other tourists were staring at us. Well, who cares, they don't know us anyway.


We had so much fun and it's worth repeating. When? Perhaps, in a week's time when another relative comes to town. That is, if she's willing to taint his image like we did.

Just need to catch up with time. We got less than 2 months left. The clock is ticking....

Sunday, June 07, 2009


The sky was clear and the air warm; no hint of rain nor drizzle. So we decided to go out and bring Kimi to the Thomas and Friends show at Marina Square. Before the show could even start, he couldn't keep still on his seat. He wanted to stand and loiter around while the show master was busy with the Q&A, action song and teaching the kids how to do peep-peep! :)

He watched with gusto as soon as The Fat Controller entered the stage as if undertstanding each and every lyric being sang by him. (FYI, Kimi is musically inclined. Despite his built, he can gracefully dance to any rhythm, wiggle his butt and even tap his feet along with the beat!)

Then it was Thomas' turn to come out; all the kids screamed with joy. I don't know what's it with him that makes him so appealing to children. Maybe his ventriloquist doll-ish eyes/stare! ;) It was just a short 15-minute stint but worth the travel.

We had dinner at Makansutra aka Esplanade gilid *wink* and saw several bunches of Flips. It really was TGIF for them; that is, good slash gimik time! ...and for us, family slash quality time

Thereafter, we stopped by the Outdoor Theatre @ Esplanade to check out the centerstage. A group of 3 local theatre performers singing their hearts out ala broadway musical. The lady even sang like Lea Salonga. Kimi seemed to like this show better than Thomas and his friends. *grin*

We lingered a bit then walked our way to the other side of the bridge to take pictures of the skyline. We walked further then we reached the Parliament/ Supreme Court. It was there when I noticed that the flood lights were up. Yes! that early..for the F1!

*awful frown* I don't wanna think about it anymore haay.. I won't get the chance to watch it anyway *frown*frown*frown*

FYI, Kimi, Hubi and I have become part-time tour guides of Jackie lately. We've been touring her around since she arrived here. She appears to be enjoying also.

Well, the three of us, too, have become tourists even on the last minute. It's definitely a must that we keep mementos of this place that we've treasured like our own before it's too late *sigh*sigh*

*more sighs*

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Memorable June 2

The Lord has been so generous and kind to me throughout these years. I know, it's not only luck; He has designed a perfect plan for each and everyone of us. What we are tasked to do is to share whatever we gain and touch somebody's life.

I've said this before and I'm saying it again; everything is possible when we put Him at the center of our lives. Praise the Lord!

There are marvelous things that I do not know, nor can I comprehend.
Lord, things that happen in my life, and things that happen in my friends lives.
Lord, I desire to be thankful, to appreciate everything that comes across my path.
Lord, so often life hurts, I get angry -- upset, I do not understand, yet Lord You ask me to be thankful for everything, and have faith – thank You.

Lord, help me to be thankful, when the rains come on the just and the unjust, that You care so much about me, that Your to chasten, to build character and godliness in me, to be a mirrored reflection of Your Son to reach others.

Lord, I thank You for mercy, for the hunger for righteousness, for forgiveness, for purity, for providing for my needs.
Lord, I thank You for prayer, That I can come before You and call You Father.
That I can cast my burdens on You.
Lord, I thank You for my heart, the treasure and light You placed in there -- the Holy Spirit.

Lord, help me to endeavor, to be thankful for everything
.Lord, it seems most of the time, what happens is about me.
Lord, I thank you that You gently remind me that the things are not about me, however, my life and what happens is more about You, Your will, and Your Kingdom.

Lord, I thank You, I praise You. Lord, in You do I find strength and courage to go on.
Lord, I thank You for the author and finisher of my faith – Jesus Christ and that in You is hope everlasting.

Lord, I thank You for the blood of Jesus, Your precious lamb.

Thank You Lord God!In Jesus’ name, amen.

(prayers of thanks based on 1 Corinthians 2, Matthew 5-6, Hebrews 12)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Make or Break

I'm on the brink of plunging into something unforeseen. It's a big risk but I guess it's worth challenging. Very uncertain really.

Well, by nature, I am always on the go. I cannot keep still especially when opportunities start knocking on my door. Of course, that is, taking into consideration Kimi and Hubi and not only my selfish desire. I just love the thought of escalating. It stimulates my mind and even renders me more productive to the point of making me strive beyond my limits. Hello, exhaustion?

Looking forward, I guess this is going to be a life-changing transition. I'm not bothered either given the fact that I got no bullets to rescue me when I reach the battleground. I've always clinged to the fact that our Creator will never give man something that he cannot handle. Besides, HE is there wherever..whenever.

Although the thought of being second class is what worries me; I shall never welcome any unjust treatment from the bullies. I swear!

Aaanyways, (again) enough of the rant. Just trying to pacify the panic after confirming the IT through the grapevine.

How I wish it's June already. Perhaps, my stress level would have lowered by then.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Reality Check

note: posts are delayed here due to faulty crossposting function b/n multiply and blogger *sigh*

Sunday, April 12, 2009


H A P P Y * E A S T E R !

Saturday, April 11, 2009

thank GOOD it's FRIDAY!

*note: dunno why this post wasn't cross posted here when i posted it through my multiply account yesterday *sigh*

It's my 1st time to spend Good Friday here, more so, have our traditional Visita Iglesia. Leda (one of my charmed sisters) and I have been planning our IT several days ago; surfing here and there for parish activities and listing which parishes to visit first and so on and so forth. Are we OC? Nah, not really :) We need not stick to the plan 'though.

P.S. As much as I would want to take pictures inside the churches, I dare not to. I don't want to agitate fussy church goers.

9AM; Thomson Road

NOVENA CHURCH - We attended the morning prayers there together with a lot of Filipino OCW's. FYI, this is one of the well-known parishes among the Pinoys here. Maybe because it's nearer to Orchard Road and very accessible by bus/MRT.

945AM; Toa Payoh

CHURCH OF THE RISEN CHRIST - We just got there in time, while people were starting to assemble inside the church. We managed to get a seat beside 7 old ladies. Leda was teasing me that we were their caregivers. By 10AM, the pews were already filled-up and the newcomers had no choice but to stand. The Stations of the Cross was scheduled at 1030AM followed by the Liturgy and veneration of the cross. The service ended around 1PM.

We had a quick lunch there then come 145PM, we decided to proceed to the next church.

2PM; Ophir Road

OUR LADY OF LOURDES - This was my 1st time to visit this Church. Small but very unique. The altar was a sculptured rock where Mother Mary in blue and white and a young girl was; i.e., apparition-ish and the cross was situated beside. Most of the parishioners were Indian and Sri Lankan. A few were busy setting-up the stage outside for the play. We just prayed, stayed on a bit then left.

215PM; Queen Street

ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH - We walked 3 blocks to reach this next church from Lourdes. As we entered the church, a bunch of Pinoys were on their way out. It was so easy to spot a Pinoy today - a group of 4-5 or more that comes and goes; hopping from one church to another with a pamphlet/booklet on one hand. It's a signature tradition! ;) The church was vintage - high ceiling, varnished wooden pews, typical cathedral windows and a wooden balcony. I was able to take a sneak! (of the altar only)

they used a red drape to cover the altar instead of the usual purple cloth

230PM; Queen Street

CHURCH OF STS. PETER & PAUL - By the time we were walking towards the church, the sky was uber gloomy. It seemed it was going to rain any minute from then. The schedule of the play on their website was @230PM. However, when we went inside, the Passion play was about to end.*sigh* Along the sides, there were 3 groups of Filipinos praying the Stations of the Cross on their own. We didn't stay long for we wanted to catch the 230PM service in another church not so far.

245PM, Victoria Street

CATHEDRAL OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD - The church was standing-room-only-full when we arrived. It was so crowded that the air inside was so stuffy and warm. We decided to enter through the side and alas there was a little space to accommodate us. Come 315PM, the house was already jam-packed; sweat trickling down. It was the Archbishop of S'pore who celebrated the mass plus a wonderful choir.

After 1hr, the strong rain began to pour. So just imagine the bulk of people trying to squeeze in to avoid the spritz. It was truly a small sacrifice for everyone with a downpour of blessings. *wink*

This was perhaps our last stop, the 6th church we've visited. We still need one to complete the list. Hmmm...there's one just opposite this church...

A convent once with a chapel inside. Would that count? *grin*

FYI, this is CHIJMES...

...previously, the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus used for 131 years. It has been restored for commercial purposes only (dining, shopping, entertainment).

Aaaanyways, the number of churches is not really crucial. It's the reminiscence of this important day that matters, right?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Lent is...

...a time to reflect,

...a time to refocus,

...a time to be silent,

...a time to sacrifice,

Incidentally, I wish to share a beautiful text message/prayer forwarded by my Mom:

LORD, enlighten what is dark in me;

Strengthen what is weak in me;

Mend what is broken in me;

Bind what is bruised in me;

Heal what is sick in me;

Straighten what is crooked in me, and,

Revive whatever Peace and Love that have died in me.


Have a blessed week everyone..

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Good thing, us Pinoys, haven't got the hang of playing pranks. Otherwise, I may have killed someone already. *wink* I don't think I can live with it. I am the type who doesn't get amused easily you see. Hence, first impression: NR/ deadma/ KJ/ mahal ang ngiti a.k.a. snob.

I don't think so!

I guess only my friends can attest to this. No need to defend myself, you might think I'm just pulling legs.. :)


*Trivia: APHRILOPHOBIA is the fear of April Fool's Day.

April 1, 2001: An April fool in Denmark, regarding Copenhagen's new subway. Apparently, one of her cars accidently had surfaced on the square in front of the town hall. In reality, it was a retired subway car from the subway of Stockholm cut obliquely, with the front end placed onto the tilng and loose tiles scattered around it (source: Wikipedia)

Happy April Fool's Day

The history of April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day is uncertain, but the current thinking is that it began around 1582 in France with the reform of the calendar under Charles IX. The Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved from March 25 - April 1 (new year's week) to January 1.

Communication traveled slowly in those days and some people were only informed of the change several years later. Still others, who were more rebellious refused to acknowledge the change and continued to celebrate on the last day of the former celebration, April 1. These people were labeled "fools" by the general populace, were subject to ridicule and sent on "fool errands," sent invitations to nonexistent parties and had other practical jokes played upon them. The butts of these pranks became known as a "poisson d'avril" or "April fish" because a young naive fish is easily caught. In addition, one common practice was to hook a paper fish on the back of someone as a joke.

This harassment evolved over time and a custom of prank-playing continue on the first day of April. This tradition eventually spread elsewhere like to Britain and Scotland in the 18th century and was introduced to the American colonies by the English and the French. Because of this spread to other countries, April Fool's Day has taken on an international flavor with each country celebrating the holiday in its own way.

In Scotland, for instance, April Fool's Day is devoted to spoofs involving the buttocks and as such is called Taily Day. The butts of these jokes are known as April 'Gowk', another name for cuckoo bird. The origins of the "Kick Me" sign can be traced back to the Scottish observance.

In England, jokes are played only in the morning. Fools are called 'gobs' or 'gobby' and the victim of a joke is called a 'noodle.' It was considered back luck to play a practical joke on someone after noon.

In Rome, the holiday is known as Festival of Hilaria, celebrating the resurrection of the god Attis, is on March 25 and is also referred to as "Roman Laughing Day."

In Portugal, April Fool's Day falls on the Sunday and Monday before lent. In this celebration, many people throw flour at their friends.

The Huli Festival is celebrated on March 31 in India. People play jokes on one another and smear colors on one another celebrating the arrival of Spring.

So, no matter where you happen to be in the world on April 1, don't be surprised if April fools fall playfully upon you.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mark time, March!

It's been a dragging month. It seemed like eternity to reach the last day. *sigh*

March is one of the months that I least like. It goes hand-in-hand with a) hardship/stress, i.e. last-minute compliance with school requirements ('though now I am no longer affected), b) goodbyes/ parting ways, i.e. graduation, and c) heatwave, i.e. summer is here! More so, 31 days is so loooooong.

But what the heck! It's the last day of March! *yey*

I'm so looking forward to tomorrow. Hmmmm......APRIL!

My March Archives @ Friendster: March 2006

My March Archives @ Blogger: March 2007, March 2008


Monday, March 30, 2009

Psalms 23:1-6

As the season of Lent draws near, here's something to reflect on:

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff--they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Vote Earth....Success!

Date: 28th March 2009
Time: 2030H - 2130H
Action: Turn off the Lights (or more if you want)

The world is again reunited for one cause.

Well done!! *pat on our backs*

pls. click on the link to view EARTH HOUR PICTURES

Friday, March 27, 2009

Welcome to the Dark Side!

Lately, the weather's been so erratic as the stock market trading. Cloudy in the morning, sunny by lunchtime, then suddenly it pours heavily just after lunch persisting for maybe 2 hours then dries up. Come night time to midnight, the air beomes humid and warm, no sign of wind. Past midnight, there may be isolated rainshowers and strong winds. It then stops. Come morning, no trace if nothing took place.

What's happening to the world? *sigh* I can't take it!

Yes! Blame it on global warming...but is that the only thing we can do? Rant, rant and rant...

Let us support the EARTH HOUR by switching our lights off tonight!

Let's all conserve energy! SEE YOU!

(hey, how can i see you if the lights are shut?)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Go F1!

I just said yesterday that "I feel like abstaining from reading the newspaper from now on". The problem is: I CANNOT! It has been my routine every lunchtime (got no time during breakfast). The news today, however, is comparatively sheer to handle and more so, informative. It mentions the early bird ticket packages of the F1 Singapore GP. *grin*

Interested or not I'm sharing it anyway. As they say: "The early bird catches the worm." Here's the link to the site (ticketing information):

To watch or not to watch......that is the question?

Monday, March 23, 2009


I feel like abstaining from reading the newspaper from now on. There hasn't been any positive news lately considering semi-filtered news on this side of the world and news feed elsewhere. Recession, mishap, sabotage, murder, lay-off, protests, suicide, shoot-out etcetera all flodding the front page. There's nothing informative to read except the obituary I guess, the movie/TV guide, buy and sell and the centerfold featuring some goodies on promotion at the famous hypermart. Well, I don't deny the fact that I love scrutinizing this page. On the look out for baby stuff on sale *wink*

With everything that's going on, I'm just worried for the future welfare of Kimi. And who won't? I couldn't imagine him getting acclimatized to such a chaotic and unhealthy realm after several years of being cautiously sheltered (not pampered). "Of course, Eileen, he'll be able to cope." He should be wiser by then, BUT...

Excuse the rant, I guess I am just paranoid. :-(

Oh, can someone please send me a photo of Gloria ASAP? I need a practicel joke.

Well, I just found this, now I feel better. *grin*

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Baguio City.....then

Here's a good find, while I was group hopping on Facebook. I know this had been circulating through our emails for ages, yet, I still would want to make it a topic (so I can shelter it in my archives and recall when I need to *wink*)

Indeed, a fun read for BAGUIO people and the kaypohs a.k.a. busy bodies ;)

"You Grew Up in Baguio if..."

a view from The Manor, CJH (Baguio City);

I still prefer the vintage John Hay no doubt! I I wish... *sighs*

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Fire Snake

Lately, aside from being a partial couch potato, I spend idle time answering ridiculous but fun trivia challenges of Facebook while toggling the uber-lative features of Friendster and rejuvenating my and Kimi's pages at Multiply.

I guess this is a clear byproduct of boredom. T-H-I-S equals pointless netsurfing. See, I can even freely manage to search for my horoscope? Hmmm....waste of time? Not really. I'm pretty sure, there would be a number out there who'd be interested.

Hello? Fire Snakes anyone? calling all the 1977 babies.. *wink*

Chinese Symbols
Animal Symbol
Ancient Symbol
Element Symbol
The Snake
The Sixth
Brief Description
Snakes are wise, romantic, deep thinkers heavily guided by their intuition. They do not trust others easily and have trouble accepting criticism.
Positive Traits
amiable, compromising, fun-loving, altruistic, honourable, sympathetic, philosophical, charitable, a paragon of fashion, intuitive, discreet, diplomatic, amusing and sexy
Negative Traits
self-righteous, imperious, judgmental, conniving, mendacious, grabby, clinging, pessimistic, fickle, haughty, ostentatious and a very sore loser
General Description
of All Snakes

The Snake is the intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animal Signs. They are attractive people who take cries with ease and do not become flustered easily. They are graceful people, exciting and dark at the same time.

Contemplative and private, the Snake is not outwardly emotional. He can appear cunning and reticent and works very modestly in the business environment. The Snake will plot and scheme to make certain things turn out exactly as they want them to. They are not great communicators and can become quite possessive when they set their minds on achieving the interest of a partner.

Detailed Description
of The Fire Snake
Fire Snakes can be a bit loud, speaking their minds and smothering you with their opinions. This does add a twist to his dynamic and vibrant character, as he is quite the extrovert. These Snakes have a great wisdom. They are intriguing communicators who leave you breathless after a conversation. Fire Snakes can change even the most obstinate mind with their powers of persuasion, convincing you their opinions or ideas are better than yours. This does make them a little self-centered, but you can't say they aren't driven for success

Sunday, March 15, 2009


A forwarded email worth sharing...

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more.

No more hugs,

no more special moments to celebrate together,

no more phone calls just to chat,

no more 'just one minute.'

Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away,

never to return before we can say good-bye,

say 'I LOVE YOU'

So while we have it, it's best we love it,

care for it, fix it when it's broken

and heal it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage ... And old cars ...

And children with bad report cards ...

and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents.

We keep them because they are worth it,

because we are worth it.

Some things we keep ---

like a best friend who moved away or a..

...classmate we grew up with.

There are just some things that make us happy,

no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.

And so, we keep them close!

Suppose one morning you never wake up,

do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking...

I could die today,

tomorrow or next week,

and I wondered if

I had any wounds needing to be healed,

friendships that needed rekindling or

three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them.

Even if you think they don't love you back,

you would be amazed at what those three little words

and a smile can do.

And just in case GOD calls me home


Live today to the fullest, because tomorrow is not promised.

Friday, March 13, 2009

A kalesa-driven life

I kinda lost touch with blogging. My mind's still on vacation and it couldn't accrue its memory ;) 5% may be attributed to incapacitation and 95% to seclusion. *excuses*excuses*

I guess, for the time being, I'd rather bloghop than blog. WHY?

Firstly, everything seemed to be robotic lately.

Nothing that significant to share...


...that significant thing to share cannot be shared yet (kasi ang sabi nila, baka daw maudlot)

Secondly, I am busy with "officework" lately.

Hmmm....I guess I can be a part-timer on this. I can make lots of money alternatively.

And lastly, my boys are not with me as of the moment *sigh*

Hence, the 95%.

PS. I shall have good news soon..soon..

Sunday, March 01, 2009

It's raining men.....NOT!


The rains are back. It maybe warm here, but the air's uber humid. Hello fungus! I guess, this is where the dehumidifiers become handy. I wondered before why the need. I've realized it's a MUST. Or the cheaper silica gel may also be used. Very good for the dry box! (ask Hubi, he's already an expert)

Luckily, the winds have not waned. Clothes will never be damp for a few days unlike in Baguio na yun talaga ang kalaban pag nagsimula na ang pag-ulan ulan.

Despite the rains, I rarely carry an umbrella. I just make my way through the shaded walkways and carparks. Walang mintis! Makakarating ako sa bahay, wala ni gapatak.

insert *rain,rain go away*

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Got a strained back to nurse. It's the luggage's curse.

A sturdy cushion would do. Goodbye pillows!!!



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Back 2 Back

I nearly forgot that I have a multiply account *kidding*. I've been so pre-occupied lately with facebook (plus our reunion) *grin* 'Though cluttered it may be, nakakatuwa na rin ang FB. What I like is you may choose to share photos to people whom you like. There's still privacy even if your face is already all over place. ;) And one thing more, it's so fast to upload. Or maybe it's because I've resized the photos already? Hmmmm...but still, it's way better an alternative than Fwendster.

A few days more and my routine will be back in tip-top shape. I shall be updating my site regularly.....hopefully!

See you again!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

After Yearssssss

Tomorrow's the big day! Our 3rd clan reunion. I missed the 2nd that's why I'm so looking forward to tomorrow and Sunday. It's been years since we all had the moment to bond.

Yesterday was a prelude. We ('though not all of us) went to Lolo/Lola's house to have lunch that extended til night. 2 cousins won't be able to make it this weekend so we gathered yesterday with them. Thanks Carlo & TJ!

It was indeed a memorable day. We all had fun together peeling squash seeds and thirst quenching with beer. Kimi also enjoyed mingling with his cousins, lolo's/lola's, tita's/tito's.

*sigh* nakakabitin!

Well...better than none at all. At least, we were able to bond with TJ and Carlo even for just a while.

It was nice seeing you after so many years! See you both again!


In the meanwhile, gotta prepare for tomorrow.

Ooops, it's Valentine's Day din pala. Happy hearts's day to all!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


It's not really that cold cold up here in Baguio. It's still tolerable as long as you keep yourself warm. But then I'm no longer used to it.

The water is even worse. Para kang gumagamit ng ice water. Hello, chapped lips + dry, chapped fingertips.

Even if I apply layers and layers of petroleum jelly and the like, di gano effective. *sigh*

Di na bale....I'm indeed at home! *yipee*

Everything's temporary!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Shoe Fly don't bother Me!

Hmmm..another flying shoe incident.

1st was George Bush (in Afghanistan), 2nd is Wen Jiabao (in UK). Tsk! Tsk!

I guess if demonstrations do not perk the leaders up, they deserve to be agitated by physical assault. But if it is just as venial as being hit by a shoe, I don't think it shall leave an impact unless it "stinks". Worst is, the assailant shall be probed into afterwards.

I know they must earn our respect but it shouldn't come to a point when we start regarding them like gods or kings and we remain a small dot in the football field, that is, sh*t.


If I were to change the world, what reform should I do?

I guess, nada! I don't want everything to be orderly and perfect. Hey! It's nice to have something to laugh about. Otherwise, our life would be boring.

So who's next in queue? GMA?

Hmm, the shoe may be able to knock her off. If ever, that would really be gloria for the masa you know!

Oops! Bato-bato sa langit..

P.S. Pardon the rubbish

Monday, February 02, 2009

If I had the choice...

I occasionally experience hunger pangs even after having consumed a lot. I don't get relieved either even if I eat again.

It's not a good sign...

...I'd rather have butterflies instead.


The bacteria have exponentially multiplied. They've succeeded! I'm now nursing a sore throat. It's my 2nd bout. *sigh* If not my eye, my throat. The little creatures have merely remained dormant. Luckily, I got no fever nor runny nose; only a hoarse manly voice. *harhar* and a little phlegm. *yikes*

My doctor prescribed antibiotic and another pill for the inflammation.

Hopefully, I would get well before Saturday. I don't wanna get it aggravated when we spend time up there where the pine trees and thick fog abound. *yey!*

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Net-2-Net; Blog-2-Blog

With all the stuff that the cyberspace has to offer, I couldn't anymore afford to stay patriotic. I have chosen before to stick to one networking site however, there's no one-stop site I have ever come across with. One may have the features that the other one doesn't offer and vice versa.

I have once loathed friendster and yet now I have one. In fairness, it has helped me a lot to find and touch base with primary and secondary school batchmates. It was then also when I learned and started to blog and manipulate the CSSes. Great help I could say! Here's my ever 1st blog

Not until I reached the memory limit of friendster that I decided to shift to I was choosing between blogger and wordpress but blogger (blogspot) made it easier for me. The template is even lucid. It's definitely for blogging. see HERE

I found blogger quite dragging after sometime so I decided to look for an alternative site which may cross link Me, Myself and Eileen to another. I found True enough I would be able to import my (old) blog and cross post. Therefore, it's just easy as reciting the ABC. Here's My Stomping Ground

There's nothing fancy 'though. It's the fast and friendly uploading of album/pictures, blog, videos, music and links etc which caught my attention. Also, updates from friends are visible. Because it's user-friendly, Hubi got his too...and so does Kimi. Well actually, a hard copy of Kimi's photos isn't feasible so I thought of brewing his own site, also @multiply. Hubi, of course, is the one capturing.

If friends may ask, why again do I have a facebook account? I guess if it weren't for a cuz whose purpose is to reunite his relatives then I really wouldnt sign up. He only has this account. It becomes more confusing now, huh?. Luckily, I maintain the same username for all and password, otherwise, I will be baffled.

Again, nothing flashy about the site. The networking sites are all the same.

ONE GOAL, ONE GAME: To reconnect loose threads. That's it!

...I...thank you!

*note: (1) Me, Myself and Eileen is still alive kicking and will always be.

(2) Me, Hubi and Kimi shall remain a "multiplying" family.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Simon says: JUMP!

intransitive verb 1 a: to spring into the air : leap ; especially : to spring free from the ground or other base by the muscular action of feet and legs b: to move suddenly or involuntarily

Here comes another Kimi milestone @ nearly 19months.

A week had passed with Kimi attempting to jump. He'd seen it from one of the kids in the playground. Eversince that day, he's been trying to mimic the move with feet slightly close apart, bending the knee down and propelling his body up while keeping the heel raised on tippy toes. He still dosen't know how to do it correctly, i.e. to sustain his ~15kg weight. Eventually, he would know; he is such a curious boy.


What next?

Hmmmm....can't wait for the real thing. Hubi must capture it with his cam.

Update you soon!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Looks like I'm starting to get addicted to donutfactory. The donuts are fluffy and the taste just right for the not so sweet tooth. Wala kasing Krispy Kreme dito so it's already a very good alternative not to mention a few additions to the family like Cookies n' Cream and the Mandarin Orange inspired donut for the Chinese New Year.

with macadamia shavings & cookies n' cream

Kimi has his own preference too. He likes it glazed. But I guess Kimi likes Nestle's cookie bits breakfast cereal more than anything else.

He could munch on them non-stop while watching cartoons and then gulp his milk to make the meal complete. Hindi magkahalo *wink*