Jul 29, 2007

where did thy weekend go?


had work till 5:30PM and then what was suppose to be a stop to "just eat" ended up as a trip to shop and eat in galleria with friends from work. shops were on sale! i got myself a few tops for work. teehee. shopping is love. i forgot that i had a stressful day at work. teehee.


was at 168 at 8:00am to buy goodies for my sisters birthday party. i have not been to 168 in months. as always, a lot of great finds! i bought a hello kitty mechanical pencil that could have cost more than Php200 in a gift gate shop for only Php80. we were at 168 till 3 in the afternoon.

had dinner with friends from school at tomas morato. i had to miss a bday party of a cousin in bulacan for this dinner. ayette, just got back from the states and since we missed celebrating her birthday last may we celebrated it last night. she had so many stories of her trip to the states and the endless opportunities waiting for us if we go there as nurses. it got us all excited and scared at the same time (we have exams to pass!). we started planning on where and when to review. hopefully, plans push through.


was up as early as 5:30am for a medical churva with peewee for unilab. we had a free blood pressure and blood sugar testing event at paco church. the event was sponsored by unilab and with us was dr hector dionisio. the doctor was so funny! he sure made the event fun. we had a lot of patients and it was tiring because of the heat. but in spite of the heat it was great because we were able to help a lot of people. i took their blood pressure and blood sugar level as peewee assisted me by changing the needle of the glucometer. doctor dionisio was the one providing free consultations. we had lunch after with peewee's boss. looking forward to activities like this (peewee, call me lang anytime!).

the afternoon was spent at home catching up on sleep.

it was a busy weekend. it was tiring but fun. i missed boxing this weekend, but hopefully i could go after work either on tuesday or wednesday.

great week ahead to all.

Jul 26, 2007

steel buildings

my uncle in the states sent me an email about buying a steel garage building kit. steel buildings are not very popular here in the philippines but it is in the states. they even have steel homes. for one it is easier to build and cheaper. their are also a lot of designs and colors to choose from. it is made of galvalume steel so that assures the buyer high quality product.

meme on three things

i've been tagged by tami

Three Things That Scare Me
1. dogs.dogs.dogs.
2. snakes
3. not passing the nursing board

Three People Who Make Me Laugh
1. my cousins
2. jose of eat bulaga
3. mommy elvie of ariel

Three Things I Love
1. eating (who does not!)
2. kids (brian!brian!brian!)
3. shoppong (if i have money)

Three Things I Hate
1. undisciplined filipinos
2. being late and people i need to meet who are late
3. MRT during rush hour-->Me too, tami! hate it but i don't have a choice :(

Three Things I Don't Understand
1. why filipinos are disciplined when they are in another country.
2. why people still use the excuse "traffic" when they come in late.
3. why wendy is staring on her own show (is she GL's new lady love?)

Three Things On My Desk
1. laptop
2. pens...lotsa pens.
3. notepad

Three Things I Am Doing Right Now
1. Blogging
2. doing ops
3. watching tv

Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die
2. jump off a plane
3. get married and have kids

Three Things I Can Do
1. make other people smile
2. type without looking on the keyboard
3. Stay awake for two days straight

Three Things I Can't Do
1. drive :(
2. cuddle a dog.
3. stop drinking soda.

Three Things I Think You Should Listen To
1. your parents
2. people whom you know loves you and are concerned with you.
3. God (He can talk to you in so many ways!)

Three Things You Should Never Listen To
1. other people's conversations
2. jinggoy estrada
3. jobert sucaldito (im not sure with the last name--the gay with long hair on the buzz)

Three Things I Would Like To Learn
1. drive
2. be a good nurse
3. cook

Three Favorite Foods
1. fried chicken
2. filipino style spaghetti (with lotsa hotdogs)
3. junk food

Three Shows I Watched As A Kid
1. ghostbusters on channel 9 on saturday morning
2. eat bulaga (before, now and forever)
3. uncle bob lucky 7 club

i tag: you!

Jul 24, 2007

how would you answer?

cast of charachter: joji (the mommy), jethro (11 years old), and nina (7 years old)

jethro: mom what is a virgin?
joji: she didn't expect a question as such from jethro so she just said
pag di pa gamit ang isang bagay (a thing that has not been used--what an answer ! classic)
jethro: no mom. i mean with girls. when do you call them a virgin?
(if i was jethro's mom, i would have had a heart attack!)
nina: hello, manong!(kuya in ilonggo) virign like virgin mary!

the mom was left speechless. i would have probably fainted.

Jul 23, 2007

curtains for julia

finally! after weeks of selecting, joji has finally decided on the pattern of vintage fabrics for the curtain on julia's room. i honestly never thought that selecting the perfect fabric for the my niece's room is going to be difficult. we had to select a fabric that would match the wallpaper of the room and the theme that joji has selected for her. i know she loves the room with the final outcome because her eyes lighted up when she saw her room. job well done then for joji and me.
i went boxing saturday and even if my body ached the whole day of sunday, i had super fun. it really is a good excersice and the jog and the stretching during my first 15 mins made me pant like a dog. when i thought i was done, my trainor told me we were not yet done as i needed to do abdominal excersices. he tortured me! i was really close to crying. but despite that, i did have fun.

funny bec im into boxing but i don't know how to jump rope! promise, i tried but i really couldn't. i told kuya al, we should skip that part of the training. it's 3 minutes wasted bec i really couldn't skip rope. i hopefully get to box this week again.

and i want this.

Jul 20, 2007

Friday Feast!

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how much do enjoy watching sports on television?
~i love watching sports. be it basketball, wrestling, tennis, bowling, swimming, boxing, and even golf (only when tiger woods is playing). so, i'ld say im a 7.

If you could completely memorize any one work of fiction, which one would you pick?
~anything john grisham

What is your favorite breakfast food?
~i seldom eat breakfast. i'ld say the filipino tocino, salted eggs and fried rice--with coke light!

Main Course
Name something fun you can do for less than $10.00.
~buy pens of different colors.

How long does it usually take you to fall asleep?
~15 to 20 minutes from the time i hit the bed.

Jul 19, 2007

TGIF! this week has been super long, for me. i hardly had the time to post opps. boohoo! hopefully, i be more productive this weekend.

happy weekend to all!

even PGMA is wearing havaianas,teehee!

Jul 18, 2007

What is a soul mate?

it's like a best friend but more. It's a one person in the world who knows you better than anyone else. It's someone who makes you a better person. Actually, they don't make you a better person--you do that yourself, because they inspire you. A soul mate is someone you carry with you forever. It's the one person who knew you and accepted you. Believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens, you'll always love them. Nothing could ever change that.

--dawson leary, dawsons creek


word is out that we are moving offices. i dunno exactly where but it will within ortigas as well. even if i have to take a long leave from work im still excited with the move because moving means new office furniture! i hope the new office is bigger than the one we are currently occupying. i want a big desk and a comfortable chair. i hope i get to move with them.i hope the move comes before my leave.

Jul 15, 2007

transformers,heat and boxing

finally got to watch transformers. i never really watched the movie as a kid but the movie was great. i love the funny scenes the most. too much action towards the end for me though. but over all it was a great movie. really entertaining.

we had dinner at heat to celebrate my parent's wedding anniversary and my mom's bday. food was really great....especially the dessert. pictures posted here.

i will be boxing this week! im excited.

great week ahead to all!

Jul 7, 2007

someone went shopping agian....

couponchief.com is love. i have been shopping online and the gap deals i got just makes it perfect. im lucky a friends is coming back home from a vacation that is why i can have her bring the items i bought online. shopping online is addicting and the money i have been earning from paid posts has been spent on buying items online. i promise to start saving my earnings next month. keeping my fingers crossed i get to keep this promise.

Jul 4, 2007

of my to do list i made last friday, i was only able to cross out one item. that is to do paid opps. the whole day saturday, i was in nueva ecija. sunday was spent doing the paid opps, watching the buzz, surfing, and taking naps (i don't want naps, i want a long sleep!). im hoping to watch tranformers this week and having my ears pierced. it's thurday already tomorrow...weekend is so near yet so far!

Jul 3, 2007


first it's the tv, when i went to my room earlier the maids who are temporarily staying in my room have managed to break my window blinds as well. im planning to have them evicted from my room by next month as i start reviewing for the boards. i already told my mom about the broken window blinds and she said she will just buy a new set for my room. i started looking for nice blinds online. when i told her about the tv, she said she'll have it repaired. ha! i thought she was to get me a new one as well. wishful thinking!

Jul 2, 2007

condo hotels

staying in condo hotels are way more practical than staying in a hotel during vacations. they also offer the same amenities as luxury hotels but usually the rates for condo hotels is more reasonable than that of luxury hotels. that is why a lot of condo hotels are being rented out in the US. acutally not only in the US but also here in the philippines. whats great in investing with condo hotels is that the income generated from it could pay for the monthly fees. you don't only get to have a great investment, you have an investment that is income generating

bits and bits

love.love. andrea's new album!


had a frog feast over the weekend at nueva ecija. believe it or not, it was YUM-O!


im just glad it's monday no more tomorrow. im keeping my fingers crossed that the next few days will be less stressful. great week ahead to all!

Jul 1, 2007

going vintage

i'm loving the vintage fabrics i've chanced upon on line. i immediately showed it to joji as she is on the lookout for curtains for little julia's room. the vintage fabrics online include ginghams, ticking stripes, florals and polka dots. i especially love the cupcake fabric, ballet shoe fabric and the polka dot fabrics. the fabrics are perfect for julia's room.

manners, please!

im posting an article of Julie Yap-Daza on today's issue of panorama magazine. to the other pianist, the soprano and the tenor julie was refering too, i do hope you all get to read the article and learn from it. your talent will go to waste if you lack manners. talent alone won't bring you anywhere.

to my dearest tita nora, you are the best pianist for me and you rock!

medium rare: manners,please!

Since the event that I am about to narrate transpired two months ago, my anger has subsided and I am now able to recollect what happened with less emotion. A warning, though: Readers who don’t practice good manners or expect them from the people around them will only be wasting their time if they continue reading this piece.

It was a multimedia event. An exhibit of big paintings in free style, exploding in exuberant colors suggesting the likeness of amoeba, cells and other otherwise microscopic forms that we take for granted. A musical soiree featuring pianists and singers. And of course, fingerfoods matched with cocktails.

The program was held at the Podium, the second floor of which offers an appropriate size for such exhibits and musical fare. The repertoire included solo piano pieces rendered by Elnora Halili, spanning Broadway and standards plus beloved Philippine melodies. It was Elnora’s pianistic skills and arrangements of popular songs that I came for, but I was delighted to learn that there would be arias to be rendered by a soprano and a tenor (both of whom I shall not name), plus a guest performer, the painter Alan Cosio, tonight performing as a tenor, too.

The first part of the program sailed off to a melodious conclusion. The soprano, I noticed, had done her part: she had changed from her long gown into a casual white shirt and blue jeans; she was ready to exit the program after performing her share.

The second part was just starting, with Ms. Halili captivating her audience with original arrangements of song hits from yesterday. But in the middle of "The Prayer" as her fingers traveled up and down the keyboard, another pianist, the woman who had accompanied the soprano and the tenor when they sang their numbers in Part One, went up the stage. This accompanist practically shoved the petite and demure Ms. Halili off the bench, forcing her to stop in her tracks and end "The Prayer" without ending it.

Ms. Halili demurely collected her music sheets and calmly left the stage while the big pianist, the one who had just evicted her summarily from the piano, took over and began playing the introductory chords for her accompanist’s version of The Prayer. That was when the soprano stood up from her seat and began singing The Prayer with the tenor! The soprano’s desire to sing The Prayer, no doubt provoked by Ms. Halili’s beautiful piano solo, must have been so overwhelming that she lost her manners and felt compelled to grab the spotlight again, at the expense of removing a fellow artist from the stage in the middle of a pianistic moment!

So soprano and tenor sang, and accompanist played, as if they had not committed any breach of etiquette, as if the world belonged to them. By this time, I was seething in anger for the petite and demure Elnora, so as she left the stage to take her chair with the rest of the audience, I stood up from my chair, grabbed her hand, and told her, "We are walking out of here, Miss Halili! We are not letting them do this to you!"

Only a handful of people in the audience realized what was going on – an indication of how low we have sunk in practicing good manners and right conduct? But the few who did notice followed Elnora out of the hall to commiserate with her. One of them said she was shocked at how musicians and so-called "cultured people" behave like "uncivilized people." Another, a mother with her 10-year-old son in tow, a budding pianist, said: "They wouldn’t have done that to Cecile Licad or to a foreigner! I’m so sorry it had to happen to you, Miss Halili. And I don’t think they are going to apologize to you, because they don’t seem to understand that what they have done is wrong. How sad."

She said it was all the more sad because her son had witnessed it.

Am I making a mountain out of a molehill? Two months after that unpardonable breach of good manners, I’m still very angry, though no longer explosively so. I’m angry on behalf of the pianist Elnora and I’m angry that the fellow musicians who’ve done her wrong go about their merry way with no one calling their attention to their insensitivity and lack of manners. Maybe I should also be angry at the petite and demure Ms. Halili, because as she told me, "I’m not angry, I’m not crying."

Okay, so let me do the angry part. As for crying, I hope she will allow me the luxury of pretending that she has a few drops of hot tears inside her brave heart struggling to be shed – at least during those times when she’s playing music that requires pathos and sorrow.
Never alone
Don’t be afraid
Of the years to come
Or the years that fade

With all those dreams
Don’t you lose sight
Of the boy you are
And that man inside

He speeds through life
Armed with his guards
Just to slow it down
To reveal his heart

My Darling dear
How far you'll have come
How courageous of you
To be whom you'll become

On firm ground, you're built
In strong faith, you stand
Let the weight disappear
Let one heart in one hand

I will watch you soar
Tell stories of your sky
Love is patient
Love is kind.

home and living

trisha, who recently bought a new house has been busy buying furnitures to complete the new her recent purchase. a home is not a home without home furniture. she had me got to the website this afternoon to help her decide if the chosen furnitures were perfect for the asian inspired theme she is looking to achieve. love the furnishing she choose. makes me so excited to see her house!