Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Grumpy Bear



















Someone from the office calls me grumpy!
It's true, I'm grumpy! hahaha!!!(^o^,)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Rewarding myself

It's Australia's Boxing Day - most of the shops are on their craziest sale ever from 50% to 70% off on most if not all of their selling goods. An aussie co-worker explained that the name came from boxes, meaning when they buy stuff, boxes are needed to pack many good-cheap finds.
But, I guess, it's because you need to box with other consumers hauling over the sale stuffs. hahaha! Boxing Day is boxing day--- super dooper sale!
Oh well, shopping for women, is our favorite sport, past time, stress reliever, mood therapy, etc. (bigger hahaha!) so, obviously, I did not let this occasion passed by. (naman!)
Shoes, shoess, shoesss. Bags, bagss, bagss. Dress, dressess, dressesss. Accessoriesssss. Jewelriessss... Gosh!!!
I got some shoes, shoes, and shoes... hahaha! (I already bought, tops, skirts, dresses a week before but not shoes).
But on top of my list is so far, my most expensive Christmas gift for myself... (and yeah, they're Not on sale!). Heck! I still rewarded myself...










Saturday, December 25, 2010

Quiet Christmas

It's less than 3hrs past Christmas, and another countdown begins for the next one...
Starting cold Christmas morning with Skype, talking to my parents and family, is our first time. And true, I've never dreamed of having this kind of conversation with them. Never in my lifetime. But, here I am, destiny took its own course, miles away from home, tech
nology kept me near them and them with me.
And just right before the tears start to shed, I'd said my I love you's and goodbyes. I have to. It's Christmas, it should be merry, happy and joyful celebration and not teary, sad and lonely. But, will not deny, it got me more quiet... nothing to say, silence enveloped me...
The best thing to do to cap that silence is to sleep... Yep! I slept the rest of the day and watched tv 'til sleepiness creeps in again... (and yep, after writing here).
Thank you to all who
send their Christmas txt messages and greetings in FB, and phone calls.
With my gratitude to God over this years' blessings and for the years to come. Wishing all of us a more blessed year ahead...
Oh well, I should be getting used to this... Quiet Christmas with Skype..
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Merry Christmas! =)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Time Will Tell

Once upon a time there was an island where all the feelings lived; Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all the others…… including Love. One day it was announced to all of the feelings that the island was going to sink to the bottom of the ocean. So all the feelings prepared their boats to leave. Love was the only one that stayed. She wanted to preserve the island until the last possible moment.When the island was almost totally under, Love decided it was time to leave. She began looking for someone to ask for help. Just then Richness was passing by in a grand boat. Love asked, “Richness, Can I come with you on your boat?” Richness answered, “I’m sorry, but here is a lot of silver and gold on my boat and there would be no room for you.” Then love decided to ask Vanity for help who was passing in a beautiful vessel. Love cried out, “Vanity, help me please.” I can’t help you”, Vanity said, “You are all wet and will damage my beautiful boat.”
Next, Love saw Sadness passing by. Love said, “Sadness, please let me go with you.” Sadness answered, “Love, I’m sorry, but, I just need to be alone now.” Then, Love saw Happiness. Love cried out, “Happiness, please take me with you.” But happiness was so overjoyed that he didn’t hear Love calling to him. Love began to cry.
Then, she heard a voice say, “Come Love, I will take you with me.” It was an elder. Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that she forgot to ask the elder his name. When they arrived on land the elder went on his way. Love realized how much she owed the elder.
Love then found Knowledge and asked, “Who was it that helped me?” “It was Time”, Knowledge answered. “But why did Time help me when no one else would?”, Love asked. Knowledge smiled and with deep wisdom and sincerity, answered, “Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is.”

Monday, November 29, 2010

Brisbane City, Queensland Australia

My new world, Brisbane Queensland Australia

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cannot Answer

Monday, November 08, 2010

Miles away






3490.389 miles
away from home...
















my new world...














14,432.802 miles
away from you...










Monday, November 01, 2010

My last working day at PRII

As I tried so hard to keep a happy face
I couldn't fake it,
tears starts to flow down my eyes
yes, it's because I'm sad...
eight years of being with you
is no joke...
eight years of wonderful friendships
eight years of work challenges
eight years of greater learnings...

There's no goodbye
only till we see each other again...


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One Moment, One Nescafe

Salamat ng marami Nescafe,
nanatili akong gising sa magdamag, kapiling ka!


















Sana magkaroon pa ng CoffeeMate, (di magbabago), moment...
kung mapagbibigyan pa ng pagka
kataon...


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Which shoe fits?




















Which shoe fits?

Message:
1. The overused shoes

When I went to Davao for Christmas vacation in 2001, I found what I think was the best shoes I've ever had. It was a blue and white slip-ons with a flower on its strap. Margay ang tatak niya. Ang tagal ko na naghanap ng blue na kikay slip-ons at doon ko lang sa Gaisano Davao nahanap iyun. And I bought the shoes for 500 lang! Feeling ko pa, swerte ako dahil last pair na iyun. And it was my size!

Sobrang natuwa ako sa kikay kong sapatos. At napakalambot niya! I wore the shoes everyday because they would match anything... denim, slacks, capri pants, skirt, dress. Gamit ko siya in the office, at the mall, in church, even at the beach!

Dahil araw-araw ko siyang nagamit, at nasuot ko na siya sa kung saan, it was expected na wala pang isang taon ay sira na siya. Sabi ko, okay lang. May Margay naman sa Robinsons saka sa
Landmark, siguro naman may ganoong style pa sila. Ngunit napuntahan ko na lahat ng
display ng Margay pero wala akong nakitang katulad nang nabili ko sa Davao. Nakadalawang uwi na ako sa Davao at pumupunta ako sa Gaisano, umaasang may makikita akong ganoon
klaseng sapatos. Hindi na nga ako naghahangad ng eksaktong ganoon eh. Kahit na kamukha lang o kasing-lambot lang, okay na. Kaso wala.

Iyong kikay blue Margay na slip-ons ko -- na malambot at may naka-angat na bulaklak sa strap, na bagay sa kahit anong damit ko -- ay sira na ngayon. Hindi lang siya sira, nangingitim na sa dumi, at hindi na kayang i-glue ang punit na talampakan. Pero hindi ko pa siya maitapon-tapon. Hindi ko alam kung bakit. Alam ko hindi ko na siya maisusuot uli, pero may reminder naman
ako na once upon a time, I had a perfect pair of shoes. Hindi ko nga lang inalagaan.

Lesson learned:
Kapag nahanap mo na ang bagay o tao na sa tingin mo ay perfect na para sa iyo, ingatan at alagaan mo. Huwag mong abusuhin. Kapag nawala sila, baka wala ka nang mahahanap na kapalit. At habambuhay mo na lang iisipin na "sana, inalaagaan ko siya."

2. The "maganda siya pero masakit" shoes

May fini-fit ako noon na sapatos sa Celine. Okay lang ang presyo. Maganda ang material. Kikay ang hitsura. At kapag suot ko, nakaka-sexy ng paa. May isang problema nga lang... masakit sa paa.

Pero cutie kasi siya eh. Saka on sale. At sadyang matigas ang ulo ko. Kaya ayun, binili ko.

Sa umpisa, okay lang naman. Keri ko. Saka masakit naman talaga sa paa ang bagong sapatos. Pero habang lumilipas ang oras, lalong sumasakit. Hindi siya meant sa pangmatagalang suot. Habang suot ko siya, parang gusto kong umiyak sa tuwing humahakbang ako. Pagdating ko ng bahay, puro sugat at galos ang paa ko. At ilang linggo din akong may peklat sa paa dahil sa
diyaskeng sapatos na iyun.

Kapag sa umpisa pa lang, alam mo na masakit na sa paa at hindi mo puwedeng suotin ng matagalan, huwag mo nang bilhin. Bakit mo pa itutuloy kung alam mong masasaktan ka lamang kapag sinuot mo?

Parang pakikipag-relasyon din iyan eh. May mga lalake na good on paper, bagay sa iyo, tipo mo nga eh. Ang kaso, panandalian lang siya. "Boylet" lang kasi unavailable siya. Bakit mo pa itutuloy
kong alam mong eventually ay masasaktan ka lang? Sana, habang maaga pa, iwasan mo na.

Lesson learned:

Kung sa umpisa pa lang, alam mo na masasaktan ka lamang sa bandang huli, huwag mo nang ituloy. Baka mag-iwan pa iyan ng scar na hindi mo na maaaalis kailan man.


3. The shoes that got away

May nakita akong magandang sandals sa Landmark. Mura lang, less than 500 lang siguro. Kakaiba din siya kasi hindi siya iyong style na makikita mo sa babaeng katabi mo sa MRT. Black and white siya. Polka dots ang strap niya pero hindi cheap ang dating. Ang kikay nga eh. tapos, two inches iyong heels niya. Sinukat ko minsan, ang ganda sa paa!

Kaya lang, hindi ko siya binili. Kasi, kakaiba siya eh. Mahirap hanapan ng ka-match na damit at bag. Saka kakabili ko lang kasi ng isang sandals kaya sabi ko, next pay day ko na lang bibilhin ang polka dots na sapatos na yun.

Madalas akong dumaan sa Landmark at nakikita ko ang sapatos na gusto ko bilhin pero hindi ko mabili-bili. Ilang pay day na ang dumaan pero hindi ko pa rin siya kinukuha para iuwi. Hanggang sa dumating ang oras na kailangan ko ng isang kikay na sandals na may print. Naisip ko agad ang
polka-dots na matagal ko na gusto bilihin. Pero pag-punta ko sa Landmark, wala na siya doon. Naubos na. Ang ending, napabili ako ng ibang printed na sapatos na hindi ko naman talaga gusto pero wala akong choice kasi kailangan ko na nga.

Lesson learned:

Kung magpapaligaya sa atin ang isang bagay, seize the day! Sa kaka-delay, baka mawala lang sa atin ito at mauuwi tayong nagse-settle sa hindi naman talaga natin gusto. Mas mahirap pagsisihan ang mga bagay na hindi mo ginawa. Wala na yatang mas masakit pa sa thought na abot-kamay mo na lang, pero pinalampas mo pa.


Sino ba naman mag-aakalang may mapupulot pala akong leksyon sa mga sapatos? Kaya nga panay bili ko eh, para mas marami pa akong matutunan. Sa susunod, I will find lessons from bags naman para ma-justify din kung bakit sandamakmak ang bags ko.


- anonymous -

Monday, October 04, 2010

I should be enjoying my comfort food, ice cream-double dutch.
But I got a "No", I thought it will be ok to actually get the "No" answer, but hell Ouch! it is!
For a few moments, I sat blankly staring at the TV. What then I should eat now?
I looked in my paper bag of 'emergency foods'... yeah, those quick or no-cook, instant, only hot water to add 'emergency foods' and to my another dismay, no more baked mac nor mac and cheez. Heck!!!
...and so, comforting myself with what's left inside the paper bag, instant sopas and just to add a little yum, paired it with strawberry juice! ;)


















will there be a No again next time? I hope Not.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Falling In Love


No one falls in love by choice,
it is by chance.
No one stays in love by chance,
it is by work.
No one falls out of love by chance,
it is by choice.


Falling In Love

6 Part Invention
from Agua Bendita Teleserye

You and me
We got along just fine
But deep inside
I know there is more
Right next to you
I know you’re the right one
Can’t fight this feeling
I’m taking chances now

Refrain:
In my heart
I feel that this is something real
I don’t want to let this moment go...

Chorus:
Oh! Why oh why do I feel this way?
When I’m with you I feel so alive
Oh! Why oh why will I hide away?
I can’t help it
I’m falling in love with you

Never ending nights
When I’m alone with you
A lifetime of dreams coming true
Nothing comes close
To what we have right now
You’re the only one that matters now

Refrain:
In my heart
I feel that this is something real
I don’t want to let this moment go...

Chorus:
Oh! Why oh why do I feel this way?
When I’m with you I feel so alive
Why oh why will I hide away?
I can’t help it
I’m falling in love

What if I fall in love?
What if I made you mine?
I wanna know, if you’ll be there by my side?

Chorus:
Why oh why do I feel this way?
When I’m with you I feel so alive
Why oh why will I hide away?
I can’t help it
I’m falling in love with you

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Choose your love and love your choice

5 C's of Love

by Obet Cabrillas (K Preacher)

For your love to be accepted is one thing. The sustainability is the greater challenge.

Love is Communication. The more you communicate the, the deeper the relationship gets. You'll get to know each other well. your communications will get deeper from facts, to opinions, to feelings. Hence, intimacy is born.

Love is Connection. Hold hands, hug, and give affectionate touch (not malicious ones). Our bodies are made to be touched. Arms are made for embrace. Psychologists require five to seven hugs a day for psychological health.

Love is Cooperation. Invest on the emotional "stocks" of one another. Know what is valuable to the other and offer sincere help. The mathematics of cooperation is this: it subtracts the burden; adds to the joy; divides the effort and multiplies the fun.

Love Is Conversion. When you love somebady, you cahnge for the better. It is possible that a person can be so changed by love that you hardly recognize him as the same. Plate was right when he said, "At the experience of love, the lover becomes a poet".

Love is Communion. Synergy, meeting of the minds, jiving effectively, same wavelengths, vibes, in the zone together, etc. All these things explain the power of communion and oneness among people who are close to one another. No wonder we are called The Body of Christ.

Bottom line: Choose your love and love your choice.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Edge Coaster and Skywalk in Cebu


The Edge Coaster is the first of its kind in the country where you are safely and tightly fastened in a coaster that is tilted 55 degrees and revolves around the 38th floor of the Crown Regency Hotel and Towers in Cebu City.
























The Sky Walk Extreme Sky Adventure on the other hand is on the 37th Floor where visitors wearing SkyWalk suits and attached to harnesses get to walk around the edge of the building on see through glass flooring.