Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sunset...

Sunset

melo-dramatic...
emotional...
romantic...
mushy...
dreamy...
wistful...
melancholy...
reflective...
pensive...
tender...
passionate...
remisniscing...
loving...
adoring...
longing...

sunset does not just ends the day but keeps the promise of tomorrow.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday...

Oh! it's monday today!

Yey!!!

while everybody is having their Monday sickness... I don't... simply because it's not my first day at work... having moving rest days keeps you off track of what day today is... sometimes, my off is Saturday and Sunday, sometimes Monday to Wednesday and sometimes Thursday and Friday...

I've finished reading the book One Hundred Years of Solitude last Saturday... I thought it'll take me one hundred years to do so... the almost same names of the characters confused me; aureliano, jose aureliano, jose arcadio, arcadio, aueliano arcadio, aureliano jose... (hahaha! may shortage yata ng pangalan noon). It is a perennial classic and the author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a Nobel Prize Winner, and the book is included in the Oprah's book club list. (ayan! binasa ko tuloy! pag pinagawa ako ng book report about it, patay na, babasahin ko ulet!). The book is about characters struggle on their madnesses, loves, beliefs, sacrifices... and finding their own solitude. The rise and fall of the town of Macondo based on the life of the Buendia family.... Whoa!!! akalain mo may natandaan ako....

next book....

I promise to read it in two days only....
syempre kasi may work pa ko....

ngayon pa lang, super thank you na kay Ms. Ana Maria Cabaluna sa pagpapahiram ng lahat ng Harry Potter books nya sa kin...

Yahooooo!!!! reading mode na naman ako...

Melay, nabasa mo na ba 'to? walang spoiler ha... kahit na marami na kong nabasang spoiler.... wehehehe!!!



Saturday, July 28, 2007

Obedience

"All that Yahweh said we shall do and obey."
Exodus 24:7

This is an excerpt from Didache:
I like the way people in the Old testament saw everything in black and white. Good or bad. Life or death. Obedience and disobedience. Whatever God wanted them to do, it was either they followed it or not.

Right now it's hard to decipher what God wants me to do. Sometimes I wish He'd stop talking in codes and just tell me outright what He wants so I wouldn't be worried about being disobedient.

But then again, maybe God stopped giving me outright signs so that I would take time to seek His will. Maybe it's because He wants me to grow in Him, to know Him better. Maybe he stopped giving these signs so that I would obey Him with my heart, not just because I heard Him say what I should do. I'm pretty sure He hasn't stopped giving instructions yet - He just wants me to seek for it with my heart. Tina M.

DIDACHE (dee-da-ke) - the Greek word for teaching.
- is a quarterly Catholic Daily Bible Reflection Guide. It wishes to encourage the use of Sacred Scriptures among Catholics. It also wishes to reach the entire Christian people.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Fan ako

I already missed a week episode of Ysabella...
too bad for me, since it's the only teleserye I'm hooked now after Maging Sino Ka Man ended (syempre hintay ko ang Book 2 nito)...
I really like Juday's performance here; tough yet light. makulet na malambing, simple na nakakatuwa... and the fact that Juday's really blooming... (mag-fi-fitrum na nga ako!!! hehehe!)

and next week... I'll be missing more episodes bacause of my work schedule.... haaaaayy!!!

I really miss seeing derek....yummy!!! panalo appeal promise!!!

and the most of all...

fan ako ni aiza... wehehehe!
(walang pakialaman blog ko 'to!!!) (^_^)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Crossing the road: decision

when I'm at the brink of deciding whether to take that step forward or backward...
when I'm convincing myself that I'm not a coward...
when I'm choosing what to do next in my life...

I have decided... I'm taking the step forward...
I am convinced that I'm brave enough to take it...
I choose to add spice in my life...
I'm expanding my horizons...

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sunday - light and slow

It's Sunday... when almost everybody is chillin' at home... I'm workin'... Yup! after may 10pm duty last night... I'm now here at work again...at my 6am duty... (Parang hindi ko naramdamang natulog ako...) so, i'll take my sunday light and slow... with Wave 89.1 in the background... it's just soothing...

nothing pops in my mind to talk about right now since obviously all i wanted is to lie down in my bed and finished reading the book I've been reading for three weeks now, while it's raining outside... cool wind...it's just so calming...

ikaw? kwentuhan mo naman ako...

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Happy, Sad, Happy

When I got home last night and watched Bandila, I was stuck in front of the T.V., Father Bossi is freed at last... Happy ako!!! (pero naman! timing sa SONA ni PGMA sa monday... magbibida na naman sya... haaaay!!!)

Tas, natulog ako almost 2am na... tas... nag-ring phone ko mga 4am....waaaahhhh!!! call-in sa work... pasok daw ako ng 6am kasi nag-SL yung dapat na nakaduty... Sad!!!

Tas, at work till 10pm pa ko... Sad pa rin...

Tas, buti na lang may internet ngayon dito...tas may nag-text sa kin na (sekwet!)... weeeeee!!! Happy ulet!!!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Crossing the road: deliberation

Been deliberating it for months... go or not... yes or no.. not or go... no or yes...
When I am most comfortably the queen of my workspace...
When I know all the sides of the story in my area...
When everyday seems to be just like yesterday...
When my enthusiasm in my work is slowly fading away...
When the challenge has become physically strenuous...
When there's no room for improvement anymore...

I have to keep on going or else find myself stuck in limbo...
My capability is being challenge...
I still have doubts, not on my ability to fulfill what are the responsibilities
but on something I can't explain...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Harry Pott.....er?

so, the 5th installment of the Harry Potter series is currently showing... Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix...
I watched the film with Zashi 3 days late from its opening date.
and what?
oh well, the film triumphantly executed what my imagination created while reading the book... Umbridge's character was well acted (galing!) and of course my all time favorite, Snape is a kick in the ass...
oh well again, if you are a HP fan, you sure get what the story is, but pity for those who just seem to get by the clamour... (bad trip yung katabi ko, kinukuwentuhan nung katabi nya! di ako nakatiis, nagparinig ako... ayun tumahimik!) naman, kaya nga series eh, dapat nasundan mo yung story... or else you'll be lost...
so the film as expected cut the side stories... (it's impossible to compact the 900+ pages of the book into a 2hr+ movie) to almost extinguished the houseelfs story. I was hoping to see the loveteam of Hagrid and Madame Maxime in their journey to befriending the giants... the Longbottom family in the hospital... Luna Lovegood's story... and the confusion between Harry and Neville as the one who survived the power of the Dark Lord as the prophecy tells...
but the fight scene between Dumbledore and Voldemort is great (kahit medyo bitin!)
and of course, the Weasley twins always marks in the movie...

since the story is getting deeper, I don't think it fits for the children. the long conversion between the characters tires your waiting for the action...

Still, it's harry potter, the boy who made reading for children and adults more interesting...

my POV:
it is more fun, enjoyable and interesting to read the book than watch the film... it is ones imagination that brings life to the story....

Saturday, July 14, 2007

At last.... I'm having a date...

I have waited for this for so long...
finally...
I'm going to have a date with Harry...

Friday, July 13, 2007

dream challenge

it tops my wishlist...
from the very first time i've heard, read and seen it...
tinaga ko na sa bato....
gagawin ko talaga... pag-iipunan ko talaga...

and finally, it's my drean challenge come true....





















Parasailing in Boracay with Weng and James.... the best water challenge we've ever tried... it's serene up there...it's a wonderful experience... got to do again....

next challenge.... scuba diving.... Wow! Pangarap!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Did you say challenges?


I've been exclaiming that I am up for new adventures in my life...

and that would mean taking the risks and making great decisions...

I started the year at peace but with tears...



I was heartbroken...



February, I went to Singapore with my best girlfriend, Zashi, to celebrate my birthday there visiting another dear friend, Melay...
with my hidden intention of covering up my pain...


.... and .... then what?

I still needed more activities to focus my time on...
and it didn't took long enough to get that sigh of relief...

The very first major decision I made...


Cut my 5 year-old long hair....
......everybody was shocked! including myself...



it brought a major change in my lifestyle...


less time in taking a bath...
no need for comb...
a little gel or leave-on will do...
tipid sa shampoo and conditioner...
mas mabilis akong kumilos...

except when i wake up....
I resemble Goku....
with my hair all up!!!



and yes, it was brave, courageous and bold of me to take that 5 minute-haircut.... that changed my whole outlook in life...







Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Taking my time

It was March when Weng texted me about Cebu Pacific Promo of 1P flight to any domestic destination...



Our long dream vacation to Boracay is a reality at hand...



To make the booking long story short... we were able to get a flight from July 01-04, 2007. With different departure time...(with just a minute difference on booking online...)



And so the excitement grew every single day that passes...

From the outfits, two piece, cover-ups, sunblock, and lots of essentials to browsing the net for activities to do, for the hotels, for everything we need to know about Boracay...



July 01, Day 1

I took 6pm-6am shift at work while Weng, Rheena and Ariel went ahead on their ealier flight. It was a race against my endurance, patience and excitement travelling all the way from Bataan to Muntinlupa (I needed to go home first) then to the Airport...(waited for Efren, James and Tess)...45-minute airplane ride landing to Kalibo Airport then taking 1hr-van ride going to Caticlan then about 8-minute boat ride to Boracay Island and lastly another 5minute trycycle ride to Boracay stations... arriving there at 7pm (with all the kinds of rides, sea, land and air, I was exhausted...)



.....not to mention I was dead hungry...
I was more than 24 hrs awake....



So, Boracay it is...














exhausted who?

Forgotten

it seemed i have forgotten this site....
last blog entry was january....
i have to confess, i did not forgot to write here, i forgot my password... silly me...
so i didn't bother to retrieve it...
until...

so and so...
i decided to stop blogging on my friendster account and start re-blogging here...
whether i'm the only one reading it...
it is more convenient for me...

and for the reason that i needed to refresh...

and be brave to take new challenges in my life....


I am Aura
inviting you to walk with me in my journey.....












sands of time....