Friday, December 22, 2006

merry christmas!!!

Today is december 22, 2006. 2 days before christmas!!! Everybody's busy either packing their gifts or still shopping for one, haha!The season brings extra energy to every Christian. It makes them feel more generous, more patient, more loving and more kind to one another!

Actually, we are now having a party here in the office. Their having their wine/beer session and I have to stay back because, as you may know, I don't drink. Gone are the days when the Corplan staff just go out for a simple dinner and go back to office for the raffle. This Christmas, we have this 'dami' food and we invited guests. Its not the usual intimate christmas celebration but its nice din spending the season with many people. Maybe, it is just my personal preference that i like a simple one.

We will all be very busy the rest of the week till we finally get back to our old selves come January. But I have to tell you first my itinerary for these coming holidays! Tonight i shall have to go back early to Calumpit because youth have the annual caroling. Tomorrow 23,I'll be going out for my toy project. I hope it will be well, pls pray for it. On the 24th, syemps, everybody will be so sooo busy! From the church Christmas party to Noche buena then sleep till one inaanak comes to greet me and ask for aguinaldo on the day of Christmas haha! 26th is declared holidays! Yehey! Then I filed a leave for 27th to 29th. On the 27th, the youth will have its planning summit haha! On 29 naman would be the church's planning. In short, the rest time would only be 26th and 28th!

here's an end of the year survey:

What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
Yep! broke up with a boyfriend. I've never broken up with any because he was my first bf haha!

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Well some of it. SOme are so hard to keep. I should have to learn my lesson not repeating those resolutions.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope. but a lot got married and one now is expecting!

Did anyone close to you die?
my best friend's mother, tita meding.

What countries did you visit?
not that rich to visit other countries. but i went to bohol, cebu, legazpi, davao, tacloban, ormoc this year =)

What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
haha guess what!

What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
june 2, i cried the whole day.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
enrolled at la salle! tagal ko na dream na magmasters, it was realized only this year!

What was your biggest failure?
havent gone to missions kahit once

Did you suffer illness or injury?
other than the usual cold and flu, nada, thank you!

What was the best thing you bought?
piece of land

Whose behavior merited celebration?
mine! i pushed myself to the limit and I have gotten this far, Yes!

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Where did most of your money go?
La Residencia.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?

What song(s) will always remind you of 2006?
I can see clearly now.
Also: Always. somehow somewhere. Someday.

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? -- sadder, but fulfilled
ii. thinner or fatter? -- or, i think i weigh the same 115lbs
iii. richer or poorer? -- richer (money & friends)

What do you wish you'd done more?
Lots of girlfriend outing!
Exercise! My back aches ngayon eh.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Crying and being emo.

How many one-night stands?
none and never will be.

What was your favorite TV program?
Philippine Idol.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I hate the action not the person

What was the best book you read?
Harry Potter

What was your greatest musical discovery?

What did you want and get?
My masters enrollment sa wakas

What was your favorite film of this year?
Narnia ba ngayon un? haha
High School Musical

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
stayed home. 27

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having solicited toys for children made the last quarter very satisfying

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
very fancy, long blouse, bangs and blings

What kept you sane?
blogging and beading

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Ryan Cayabyab

What political issue stirred you the most?
none. i'm cool

Who did you miss?
kailangan pang imemorize?

Who was the best new person you met?
my friends. i gotten to know them better after june 2 and they were all great!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
That we should live each day as if it is my last. That life should be lived with zest and love.

What was the nicest thing someone told you about yourself:
"I am beautiful in and out" astig

The most touching experience you've had this year?

What did you like most about yourself this year?
I am more close to friends now.

What did you hate most about yourself this year?
I was so iyakin, tagal na.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
I can see clearly now the rain is gone.I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone is the dark clouds that had me blind. Its gonna be a bright sun shiny day! (the clouds i was referring are the "what ifs questions" i had for so long, theyre gone now thank God!)

Was 2006 a good year for you?
yes, everything works together for good!

What was your favorite moment of the year?
Christmas siguro, ask me on the 26th

What was your least favorite moment of the year?
kulet naman pala neto haba pa

Where were you when 2006 began?
watching kapitbahay fireworks. kasi were so kuripot to put money sa paputok.

Who were you with?

Where will you be when 2006 ends?
same as when it began

Who will you be with when 2006 ends?
same with whom i was with

Do you have a new years resolution for 2007?

What was your favorite month of 2006?
february, do i have to tell you why?

Did you lose anybody close to you in 2006?

Did you miss anybody in the past year?

What was your favorite record from 2006?

How many concerts did you see in 2006?

Did you drink a lot of alchohol in 2006?
i now have tequila rose beside me, that's about it

Do a lot of drugs in 2005?
biogesic! hahaha

You do anything you are ashamed of this year?
presenting STCO in front of PNOC Chairman.

How much money did you spend in 2006?
not much. i dont have much!

What was your proudest moment of 2006?
di ko alam, i just feel proud that i have gooten these far considering i am an emotional tearjerk gal

What was your most embarrassing moment of 2006?
ah ewan. hahaha, kalimutan na natin pwede? by heart?

If you could go back in time to any moment of 2006 and change something, what would it be?
nothing. i think everything should happen

What are your plans for 2007?
to be good in studies and go to Palawan!

How are you different now that the year has ended?
Stronger. Braver. Wiser. ( U always do a litte growing up everytime u do a litte letting go)

What are your wishes for the new year?
That we will all know what is really within our hearts.
That we may all be sure of what we want.
That we will do the things we want and need.
That we may all spend the new year with the ones we love most.

Merry Christmas friends and happy new year!!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

i heart beads, etc

as the title said:
i heart heart beads! last week, i manned a tiangge for two days and it was great! they loved my beads and I couldnt be more proud!
The customers appreciated the necklaces and even told her friends to buy from me because they were all beautiful. I couldnt thank her less and I would even want to give it to her for free. I was so happy. It's value added when somebody else (third party) commends your work. wow!

- my crush aint my crush anymore. he was so young and immature pa. i think he's only 22. ok lang i wouldnt see him na naman after the IPO listing. meaning not anymore. well, not unless he asks me for a date. maybe then my view bout him will change.

- my toy project is still work in progress. please help me scout for a place to lodge the toys. the primary site for now are the mission point in malis and paligui.

- in two years or three years time you shall have to call me Master Em! Why not? by then i should have finished my Master of Science in Financial Engineering from La Salle none the less! ooops i guess it's either Master Em or Engineer Em!

- I will be on leave on the 27-29th. Yipee Yipee! cant wait for a vacation. san kaya ako pwede punta na walang gastos?

- I shall have to start packing my gifts. Haaay, can somebody help me?

- I invested some of my money on my COmpany. PNOC EDC! and the debut listing set a record high 4.55 which is 45% higher than its cost 3.20. hoping it will still soar high!

- Actually, i am still in the office. had to finish something. but lacks zest since it's tooo magulo and math formula has captured my brain since 2pm. I need rest.

- I need to go to the derma. I have this big zit on the forehead which is about to erupt hopefully not on Christmas.

merry Christmas everybody. I hope all of you is happy. mwaaah mwaaah

with Chairman Antonio Cailao @IPO listing

the mean girls nyahaha cute ng background!

Monday, December 04, 2006

the havoc of typhoon reming

Sad. How could 4 calamities sooo big happen to just one province in a year?

Typhoon Reming had caused serious damage to Bicol province. This year alone several calamities had already strucked Region V. There was Bagyong Henry and the Mayon Eruption Henry & Mayon then the dreary Bagyong Milenyo Milenyo , who had brought heavy winds to this already beaten up province. And who would have known, another super-typhoon, Reming would be more destructive than the previous ones? Hundreds of people lost their lives as volcanic debris from Mayon came tumbling down to nearby barangays.

To date, Albay still doesnt have electricity and probably wouldnt have until after Christmas. Unpassable highways and broken biridges caused the supply of commodities to fall thus prices shoot up. Only making it harder to the Bicolanos.

Manila hardly felt Reming since it didnt pass the city. Those that are not affected willingly help their fellow Filipinos in the Bicol region. Glad that the Bayanihan spirit lievs on! Who says Filipinos doesnt care?

We all feel sad about all that has happened. Even though some of us might not have electricity, some lost their homes, some even lost their love ones, we still have a reason to celebrate christmas.

There is a God who sent His son to save us. We also have to remember that even Jesus didnt have a decent place on Christmas day.

"At kahit na anong mangyari. Ang PAGIBIG sanay maghari. Sapat ng si Hesus ang kasama mo. Tuloy na tuloy pa rin ang PASKO!"

Friday, November 24, 2006



anong meron ang taong happy!!!

thanksgiving 2006

I have a lot of WIP's lately. To summarize here's the list
- Amortizing for the La Residencia lot
- Christmas toys for kids (please donate at least one see
- MS Financial Engineering
- Teaching and being a good sister (yeah older sister) to my teen class at Sunday School
- Motivate Young Professional at church to be active once and for all hehe

and here's something we might all learn from

The reason why we refuse to let go of a person we love is because we
are afraid to be alone. But if that person doesn’t love us, then being with
him or her doesn’t make any difference. We would have someone beside us, but
still be alone. The real essence of a relationship lies in the commitment of
two people, and not just one. It lies in the basic foundation of love that is
shared by two and not just felt by one. You simply
cannot be happy with a man who loves someone else. Do not allow yourself to be
a prisoner of your own desires. Let us always remember that it is in giving
and not in taking that we experience the real meaning of love. It is in loving
and not in wanting to be loved in return that we find real happiness. by joe d mango

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I have lots of kwento but i dont have much time. I might be able to update this later. Anyways, here it is.

I went to davao and ate durian. It wasnt my first time to eat this strange (foul smelling) fruit but I like it better now. I didnt know that there was 2 kinds of durian till monday, native and argoncillo (is that correct?). I like the native one, the taste was not as desirable as the other fruits but its distinct and yeah good. What I don't want really was when your breath smells like durian after, eeeew. But its fun experience, especially when I really don't know how long will it take me to wait till I would go to davao again. I hardly see the city. As I have written at my last entry, we got shelved at the hotel. nyek.

I have to edit this friday siguro, i have something to do tomorrow.

Pacquio TKOd Morales at the 3rd round.
I heart my new shoes, they have heels. (connect the dots)
I wore dress monday and tuesday (sa roadshow) and I felt pretty, actually I was. But now I am back to my old me.
I told myself I should have a crush, someone I could mababaw kilig with. I found one, and I know his name. He's not from the office nor he a movie star. He's suplado and I like that.
Others I have to write next time,sayang I really dont have enough time. kainis.

Friday, November 17, 2006

will you miss me?

do you even know i still exist? naah, i don't think so.
pardon my drama, these are just to balance the comedy i've been through since i last posted an enrty. remember, i said there that i don't want drama for some time muna? haha, i got it!

i went to Midweek service after office and the pastor, i don't know his name, was hilarious. he can crack joke yet still deliver the message clearly. i had the laugh i had wanted, i didn't even had to go see a comedy film to unwind. Si Lord talaga corny paminsan, when you're about to burst into tears for roaming the mall alone (yet again) he brings not just smiles but laughter! hahaha.

Then at the end of the day, i paused for a prayer to thank and ask (sadly there were more asking than thanking) Him something. And suddenly, dundundudun, something happened,i can't elaborate but He answered my prayer right away. But still He gave me a serious thought. That He is in control, that it is not time yet and with all these He still grants my simple requests because He loves me and He wants to make me happy.

Lesson: simple things in life matters

Back to my subject, will you miss me? I'll be going to cebu and davao next week. Leave a message if you will. Naaah, no one's gonna read this anyway!

Happy trip to me then!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Davao and Cebu

I'll be in Davao and Cebu this coming Monday and Tuesday. Excited ako, kahit na i would hardly see the city because we'll be shelved at the hotel(hehe), excited pa din ako!

Yahoo yahoo.

Pansin ko lang, i rarely do serious post now! and those I've written with sense are 'emo' thus are not posted and are kept in archive. I also wanna watch movie so much that I might go and see comedy film later. After the service siguro. I don't want drama muna, there were too much lately. I wouldnt want to entertain any serious, emotional and tearjerk film, eeeew. I want to laugh, so hard I couldnt breath. Hehe.

Want to tell everybody that I am in pain so please stop telling me ur problems coz sharing it to me feels like it doesnt have sense, coz I couldn't help you anyway. But then maybe, just maybe God is trying my patience. So tomorrow, I think I shall meet somebody and share her burden.

But before that, I shall unwind muna later.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

when somebody loves you

When somebody loves you
It's no good unless he loves you - all the way
Happy to be near you
When you need someone to cheer you - all the way

Taller than the tallest tree is
That's how it's got to feel
Deeper than the deep blue sea is
That's how deep it goes - if its real

When somebody needs you
It's no good unless he needs you - all the way
Through the good or lean years
And for all the in between years - come what way

Who know where the road will lead us
Only a fool would say
But if you'll let me love you
It's for sure I'm gonna love you - all the way, all the way

Monday, November 13, 2006

long weekend

November 30, BOnifacio day

Holiday will be moved to Friday for us to enjoy a long weekend! Divisoria here we come. I guess I have to be super duper early to avoid the human stampede in the afternoon. Eeew, baho pa pag siksikan saka dami snatcher hmmmp.

Thery were joking that Christmas too will be moved, kaso magagalit daw si Jesus. Haha, oo nga. I wonder what does Andres and Jose feels whenever their bday commemoration moves to a convenient day.

Long weekend! I am still super excited whenever it comes. Kahit na I don't wait for someone to come (there's no one na nga pala), I still have this extra energy for the upcoming weekend. The kid in me loves holidays.

Walang kwenta post na to. I will try to write with sense next time. Cooperate na lang muna, nagtatae ako eh. hahaha!

check mate

I made a wrong move. I was checked mate, may term bang ganun? and this is not about love, its about tecnology e.g. internet. YOU YOU whoever you are kakainis ka. You better know who you are, grrrr.

Friday, November 03, 2006

of faith and contentment

here's what I've read this morning:
Please take time to reread it. It's very nice:
faith and contentment

Friday, October 27, 2006

grown up Christmas list

Lapit na pasko. regalo ko ha. i've been joting down my grown-up christmas list for days now. i still couldnt finish. actually, i couldnt even finish #1. I always want to jump and start my selfish wishes. But that should not be. Come to think of it, what should I put on my #1 list? Hmmm... Ikaw? What were your wishes for Christmas?

That was what I wrote on my blog the other day. And I am sending this to you now for one reason. Something about Christmas (and the meaning of it). But before that let me tell you how I came up with one big plan.

I was on my way home to Calumpit, I was really thinking of something great to do, something not for me. A thing that would make me happy. Really happy. Alas, there came an idea (or a vision haha whatever) and I was instantly happy and I haven't even started doing anything yet.

This past few days, I've been collecting kiddie/happy meal toys from McDo/Jolibbee. I was actually saving them for Christmas time. I intended them really for my pamangkins. But you see they have enough toys already. And they will still have rather more toys come Christmas.

And so I planned of giving these toys to other kids. Kids who don't have new toys to play with. Kids who will need it more. You see, when I was just a kid my family don’t have much to buy me new toys (we still don’t have much though just enough haha) but I have titas, teachers from Sunday School and a lot of dear ones who have made my Christmas bright with gifts of toys and love. And now its high time to pay them forward.

I would want to touch hundreds of children but there is one big catch. I have only collected handful of toys and I still need moooore. I need friends who are willing to give ONE (just one) kiddie/happy meal toy each. (But if you wanna give a hundred toy, why not!) And here’s a bonus, with the toy you will donate I will give you a bracelet especially made for you or to whomever you wish to give it. Win-win, ayt?

So what do you think? Mail, Text or Call me if you have questions.

Merry Christmas friends. mwaah mwaaah

i know not all will be able to read this so i will mail this to everyone ok. =)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

'coz where your treasure is there your cellphone load will be also

Monday, October 23, 2006

it's a hard knock life

OT again and I am soooo soooo tired. Its 6:45 already. i still dont know what time I will be able to go home. good nyt. mwaaah mwaaah. misshoo

ooopss do i have to say that? what i meant was, i miss kumain k n ba? musta ka na? musta tulog mo? corny stuff really.

geeez i really am a bad liar. =(

yehey! y am i still here? coz i don't have a ride. still have to wait for someone with a car to go home =(
ok lang 7:45 p lang naman. and bonus... walang pasok bukas, end of ramadan, yahoo! i'm going home to calumpit. oh, i just love holidays. esp when you've been drowned with work for so many days now. :D yipee yipee

lapit na pasko. regalo ko ha. i've been joting down my grown-up christmas list for days now. i still couldnt finish. actually, i couldnt even finish #1. I always want to jump and start my selfish wishes. But that should not be. Come to think of it, what should I put on my #1 list? Hmmm... Ikaw? What were your wishes for Christmas?

hay... di pa din ba uuwi? haaaay...

I miss these kids! Magulo, Makulet, Maingay. I love them. Last night me and ate were talking about marriage, I dont exactly know why. Sabi nya, "Nyemnyem kailan ka magaasawa?" half joking. Sabi ko, "hanap muna ko mapapangasawa!" Sabat naman simon "Eh di si YxxYxx, halo-halo and kangkong" Wahaha. wahaha. wahaha. di ko mapigil.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

"Are You Worried"

Re-Soul October 18, 2006 Ma'am Ime
(those in parenthesis are my own additions)
Have you any of these?
ecclesiophobia -fear of church
anupthaphobia - fear of staying single (!) wink wink)
aurophobia - fear of Gold (ok maging girlfriend noh?)
cacophobia - fear of ugliness (nice one!)
catoptrophobia - fear of mirrors (funny how scared could one be when he sees his own face)
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:: 'click to view phobia list::

bet you have read this a few many times, but please take time to read it now with a new set of eyes
Matthew 6:25-34 (NIRV)
Do Not Worry
25 "I tell you, do not worry. Don't worry about your life and what you will eat or drink. And don't worry about your body and what you will wear. Isn't there more to life than eating? Aren't there more important things for the body than clothes?
26 "Look at the birds of the air. They don't plant or gather crops. They don't put away crops in storerooms. But your Father who is in heaven feeds them. Aren't you worth much more than they are?
27 "Can you add even one hour to your life by worrying?
28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the wild flowers grow. They don't work or make clothing. 29 But here is what I tell you. Not even Solomon in all of his glory was dressed like one of those flowers.
30 "If that is how God dresses the wild grass, won't he dress you even better? After all, the grass is here only today. Tomorrow it is thrown into the fire. Your faith is so small!
31 "So don't worry. Don't say, 'What will we eat?' Or, 'What will we drink?' Or, 'What will we wear?' 32 People who are ungodly run after all of those things. Your Father who is in heaven knows that you need them.
33 "But put God's kingdom first. Do what he wants you to do. Then all of those things will also be given to you.
34 "So don't worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

merimnao - greek word for worry
- means divided mind, your mind is pulled in different directions
Reasons why you shouldnt worry
1. WORRYING destroys our relationship with God
- kinda an indirect atheism
How does materialism affects us?
a. it enslaves the heart.
For wher your treasure is there your heart will be also. Matt 6:27
b. it cheapens us
2. WORRYING erodes our inner strength
-worries of life strangles the word of God
worry is the opposite of faith, it is like saying that God is a liar and that he cannot keep his promises, (EMMANUEL, God is with us - right?, soooo sad I've always known that but I havent internalize it as much. Funny that He even told my parent to name me Emma.)
3. WORRYING blinds us to the reality of God's generosity
-we become dissatisfied
Next time you worry remember:
1. Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs
2. Your Father give good gifts
3. Only a few things are necessary

This is a very timely message for me. Ive become a worrier for some time now. I didnt know that I am indirectly saying that God is a liar. I hope that this inspires you as it has inspired me. Hakuna Matata =P
Worry occurs when we assume responsibilities that are beyond our control. Let Go. Let GOD.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

of cheating

This is not an entry about love. Its about the nursing controversy and how it is affecting the Filipino community here and abroad.

Foremost, WHAAAT was that? Why do we have to cheat for a piece of certificate? Is it really too big a deal so that one may continue his American dream? Where was integrity on the part of the two examiners who have given away their test questions?

What then will other countries tell us? Cheating issues on our election arent even solved yet. Havent you notice that it was like a habit for some of our beloved politicians? Those who didn't win always believe that they were cheated. Some risk the remainder of their bank accounts for a recount, some risk their lives. But still cheating remains. Ok ok this is off subject.It is true that this issue is far greater than that of the Nursing Board Exam controversy but can't you see the similarities?

And now there's these 'sepsis' scare in one of Pasig's hospital. WHAAAT was that again? Haaay, how could anyone appease the mothers who had carried their babies for 9 months. Could you just tell them "Oh ma'am sorry coz we don't have water nor electricity to clean our delivery rooms." Kainis. This is off subject too hehe =) Matalino naman kayo, you better know why I've connected this issue here.

Friday, October 13, 2006

verse for the day

please take time to view the verse of the day below (after all the entries).

the first verse for the day was Jeremiah 29:11. The verse I've memorized wholeheartedly. It says, "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope." It's great to hear and know that God is in control of all these.

have a pleasant week!

Friday, October 06, 2006

generation Noise

Psalms 94:19 (LB)
"Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer."

Pastor Noel Tan said that the new generation is the Generation Noise.

Why not? With all the gadgets, MP3s, ipods, cellphone, it is as if one cant live without hearing something. That's why now when we seldom hear our phone rings we suddenly feel alone? Why was that?

We now consider TV family and we fondly call them "Kapamilya" or "Kapuso" whichever station you prefer. Radio are not as satisfying when we want to hear our favorite song being played, we tend to switch on to MTV and watch it being played.

Our cellphones were not pardoned, with the built in recording programs, radio, MP3/MP4. And the plenty and more accessible malls around, how can you not get lost with such noise.

Haaay, so when was the last time you did really have some quiet moments? Come on, think! Dun dun dun dun... eh di last blackout due to Storm milenyo. Sabi ko na eh, may maganda ngang dulot yung bagyo! There was no network, no electricty, no landlines either. Did you notice how quiet your surrounding was? How serene, how peaceful. The air we breathe was cleased too. (The air was clean, yeah!, well at least for around 1 hour after the big storm the air was fresh, afterwhich the buses and jeepneys were off again polluting.) Still, after the storm we had enough time to think things over. God may have wanted us to mellow down. As if hearing Him say, "Anak, relax lang. Everything is in my hands."

I am not underestimating the wrath Milenyo did, I am just focusing on the greatness of our Father's power. He permitted earthquakes and volcano eruptions but it did not stop us from doing all our endless petty toil while there are lots of significant things to do? So now here goes the STORM. I will always remember Milenyo and how it made me quiet for some time.

As we begin our lives in our own noisy environment, pause for a while and rekindle how good the Lord was and is to you. Remember how great He had been and allow yourselves to hear Him even for a while. Because if you just go on your day without some tranquil moments you'll end up being consumed by the noisiness of these generation.

Have a peaceful and quiet weekend friends. God bless you.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

being married

here is my husband's picture. i already posted this in my friendster account. had also changed my surname to grenier. he's adrian grenier (nate - the devil wears prada)ang gwapo no? scruffy hair and deep blue eyes, san ka pa!
haha, of course the being married thing aint true. i didnt lie naman coz i wrote there that i only marry him in my dreams. i only put that to shift my status to another, other than the "In a Relationship" mode. I wouldnt want to have friends asking me "WHY's" so i thought it might be better to just joke around and put married in it. Then write the stuff in here since nobody from friendster except mark (Hi Mak!)reads this.

And when the time comes that I want to change status to single, they wouldnt recognize the sudden shift. And if they do, I can tell them that I filed divorce! For now, let me dream and be Mrs. Adrian Grenier and be happily married with one of hollywoods gorgeous guys.


no billboard days

Is armaggedon coming in for EDSA's billboards? On my way home to Calumpit last Friday, I didnt see any, as in any, billboard in Edsa. But I did see a bus and a car wreaked (as in pretty serious) by huge billboards, the bus in magallanes flyover and the other in Australia, este, Estrella. And who will we blame to this homicide? Errr, can someone tell me?

news about storm milenyo

Storm Milenyo had done serious wrath to Manila and to, (whaaaat, oh no, not again), Bicol. What did Bicol do to deserve all these???

The storm left 77 victims. I hope the next time this happens to Manila or to the rest of the Islands, we will be ready enough to face it. No more falling billboards, flying roof, blackouts, disconnected telephone network and lives lost.

But in the end, we just have to trust God in all these. We may not know his plans but it will always be for something better. A learning experience, perhaps.

Friday, September 22, 2006

my bracelets

hi! here are the reasons of my late night sleep! hehehe order kayo. will post the ones we made in calumpit these ones i made sa boarding house are far less beautiful than the ones we made back home. will update this entry and post the other pictures next time.

edit 11-2-06 eto naman ang mga bagong earrings cute noh, mas cute kesa sa dating nakapost =P

eto naman yung ginagamit ko ngayon, ganda ba? if you want to order and you got a design on your mind just tell me and we'll do it for you! P15 only with 1 free for every 10 orders. Okay ba? Order na =P

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I'm feeling kinda lonely this past few days. How I wish I could see the sea again, unwind and have fun a little. Work is not as pleasurable as it used too. I wish, I wish, I wish.

lets see =P

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


To love at all is to be vulnerable.
Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrong and possibly broken.
If you want to make sure of keeping it (heart) intact, you must not (love) give it to anyone, not even to an animal.

The secret is here in the present.
...If you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better...
Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.
-Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

"For where your treasure is there your heart will be also"

Friday, September 08, 2006

Rainbows and Butterflies

Remember my previous post?
:: weathering the storm ::
I was then hoping for a rainbow to come. Read: for the rain to finally stop and enjoy a sun shiny day!

God has given me a very special birthday gift! A rainbow beautifully painted in the sky last August 31, 2006. I am glad that I was able to look at it with 5 of the most enjoyable companies in the world, my pamangkins – Gail, Simon, Kiel, Jed, and my ate La!

see if you can see it from here. i was such in awe that i only took pictures when its about to fade...
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For God has not only given me a sight but also a promise that all will be well and according to His plans.

Thank you Lord for the 27 years of blessings. For my family and friends who have been so ever faithful and loving.

My 2006 Birthday Txters:
Yonyon, Sir Boy, Inets, Mark, Ruby, Vilma, Sharon, Noyeen, Neng, Alvin, Mhay, Ate Mai, Adriel, Marlyn, Kap,09183537159 (sorry i'm too shy to ask you your name), Ms.Baby, Ptr. Bert, Aimee, Ferdy, Jocel, May Z., Rhea, Tita Myr, Apple H., Maan, Victor Joel, Zennia, Udette, Annalyn,Kuya Ferdie, thanks much! mwaah mwaah mwaaah
in any case you werent in the list, you still have 365 days to prepare and buy a celphone to be included in the 2007 list bwahaha

Nanay, my ever beautiful and loving mother cooked a great lunch and pansit for me! "Bunso rules" Thanks madear, alabyu! My pamangkins sang a beautiful haberday song!

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Here are my 27 wish list some farfetched but they are my wishes nonetheless:

1. Permanent abode for my family (this is WIP - work in progress- )
2. Warm company on my birthday!
3. Books - Narnia or anything C.S.Lewis, Beading, Sewing, Bo's, Coelho's,
4. Scholarship for my masters in financial engineering next trimester
5. A column on a newspaper
6. Establish the youth newsletter
7. No junk food
8. Prayer journal/blog
9. 100 Celphone case, 30 neclace, 30 sets of accessories on sept 30
10. Date with nanay and tatay
11. Attend the midweek and sunday services
12. Duet with Gary V or Martin N.
13. Read the whole pentateuch and gospels
14. Fix the stamp collection
15. Buy a digicam
16. Join a contest nyahaha "Philippine Idol" yeah!
17. Watch ASAP (baka dun pwede ko na makaduet sina Gary!
18. Have a photo shoot with some famous photographers
19. Volunteer (again) at Habitat or other charitable institution
20. A very fancy dinner date on a yatch... wahoo!
21. Meet with Program Committee and plan for 2007
22. A picture at "Welcome to Calumpit" sign at Calumpit & Pulilan boundary, there i could also stand in two places at a time, geez "A Walk to Remember" ito!
to be continued =)

Sometimes when I hear a song I just couldnt get over it and have to sing it zillion times. Maybe its the lyrics, the beautiful rendition, the beat or the singer. With this one its everything. I hope I'd eventually understand how to open up my hands and watch my love ones rise.


When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It’s easy to succumb to overwhelming fears inside
Blindly I imaged I could
Keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you
I must open up my hands
And watch you rise

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly

I have learned that beauty
Has to flourish in the light
Wild horses run unbridled
Or their spirit dies
You have given me the courage
To be all that I can
And truly feel your heart will
Lead you back to me when you’re
Ready to land

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly

I can’t pretend these tears
Aren’t over flowing steadily
I can’t prevent this hurt from
Almost overtaking me
But I will stand and say goodbye
For you’ll never be mine
Until you know the way it feels to fly

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
So flutter through the sky
Spread your wings and fly

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

hello visayas!

A whirlwind visayas romance was what I had last August 17 - 21!

We went there to have the Corporate Planning Section's "Strategic Planning", so yes we did work Thursday and Friday. Leisure only started Saturday and that's what I want to tell you.

Saturday: From the guesthouse in Leyte, we went to Ormoc to catch the 8:30am ferry bound to Cebu! While the rest were all geared up for their Manila flight, me and ate vi were buying groceries for our extended trip to Bohol!

On board the ferry, we just slept to rest because the day had been pretty tiring! The fare was relatively cheap 400 bucks with Oceanjet's "Libre Balik Promo". Twas practical but the ferry was very uncomfortable kasi naman ang 'panghe', eeew, glad I woke up when it was almost time to dock.

Bohol is a nice place, the river is very clean, the hills are feast to the eyes, the tarsiers are so cute and the beach is relatively great except for the weeds that were abundant on the shore at that time.

Well, I don't have the time to tell you stories. Though I really hope I could. So let the pictures do the talking...

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

guess where i was last weekend =P

if you're not Fil I will spare you. but if you were and you've got no idea, go back to grade school.

am excited about the pictures so i will post this as first installment of our trip. till next time mwaaah!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Weathering the Storm

It has been raining heavily for two days. Kids don't have classes because floods are everywhere. Manila without flood, is no Manila after all!

The days have been gloomy. The sky has been gray to black. Wet, muddy and lonely are the streets. Heavy traffic, grrrr. FLOOD, yeah flood! Brownouts too! There was nothing to do but open the tube and watch the same old telenovelas er, telefantasias.

The cold wind shudders me. News were all about floods, landslides and a volcano about to erupt. Traffic was super heavy, the line for commuters was almost a mile (yeah that’s exag), plus some ingrate taxi drivers kept on refusing (pretty and sexy) passengers, hehe! It was really hard walking with one hand holding an umbrella and the other carrying a bag of groceries (I bought some for emergencies) plus a bag on the shoulder.

The weather made me remember the good old days when I was with a special person. Rain was never a bad thing, it was a blessing and we were very happy when rain comes. We’d hold hands, walk under a single umbrella not hoping the rain to stop! We seriously enjoy the blissful moments that random raindrops fall on our faces. But he is no longer around now and those happy times were just a thing of the past. The rain somehow brings pain – pain knowing I may not be able to be happy like I was at that time.

Why am I bothered of all these? Why should I allow myself to feel miserable If I can be truly happy? If only I would concentrate on other things somehow I would actually see greater things of value.

Rain is not that bad after all. God allows these to happen to indeed shower us with blessings. He wants new trees to grow, new flowers to bloom, busy birds to rest in their nest and us to takes things slow. Rain may have brought waters to flood but it will all subside soon. I shall have to wait and look out for that awesome rainbow and that wonderful feeling of seeing one.

If not for the rain, we may have valued the sun less. We might end up disregarding the beauty of sunrise, the colors of sunset. We all have to go through serious problems and allow ourselves to feel it, to get through it. It will hurt us, cut us, torment us but we should never allow it to defeat us. Our Father allows us to go through serious pain to make us value joy in its entirety.

I miss the sun. I miss seeing the orange painted sky every sunset. I miss the birds, the butterflies and dragonflies flying freely on air. I miss walking briskly , freely not minding anything. I miss that extra energy the sun gives, rain makes me sleepy, lazy, idle.

I miss the sun. I know it still rises and sets the usual way but the dark clouds kept me from seeing it.

i am hoping i could sing this song with all honesty, somehow, someday soon...

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

I think I can make it now, the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I’ve been prayin’ for
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

Look all around, there’s nothin’ but blue skies
Look straight ahead, nothin’ but blue skies.

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

music and me

Why is the first three notes Do Re Mi? Should I believe that it just happens to be Do Re Mi? Just a thought coz I am singing in my head the prelude of Do Re Mi song from the “Sound of Music”. It says

Do Re Mi Do Re Mi
The first three notes just happens to be Do Re Mi
Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti
Doe a deer a female deer...

And you know the rest of the lyrics

Our house has always been filled with songs. My father sings well. Ate Leng is a great singer. One time she joined a singing contest she almost had the scholarship, she was the runner up. Through them I became inclined to music and the music became inclined to me.

My singing career 8)started when i joined the God's Little Angels Choir, I think I was 6 or 7 years old then, Ate La was with me that's why my parents dont bother coz I have a yaya =P. (she by the way doesnt like to babysit but she cant disobey her parents wish could she?) Even at a young age I could sing solo in front of hundreds of people. I didn't have stage fright! Mainly because I enjoy the crowd and I am surrounded mostly with familiar faces. Besides, I was singing with my friends and for us it was all play, we were all having fun!

My first solo act =)), I dont recall the title of the song but here's the lyrics
Mga bata halina
Tayo ay kumanta
Awitan natin si Jesus
Ng Aleluya
Mga munting tinig
Magkaisa sa pagawit
Ng papuri kay Jesus
Ang Diyos ng Pagibig

I can still recall how we were arranged, while the rest of the choir were sitting/squatting at the stage I was standing singing the first lines of the song. After my solo part they all stood up and sung the chorus with me!

I think we had several runs of concerts in town. It was fun, really fun!

There was also a Christmas concert, it was then when I sang a whole song solo! A major break for my singing career! Nyahaha!!! And my piece was “The Star”

I see a star
A bright and shining star
See there
Up there it is so very far
See it glows
I wonder who would know
Why it twinkle
Why it glitter
Why it light the night

My singing career was at its peak! Our choir instructor was incidentally our school's part time singing coach for the Monday flag ceremony. And there my audience grew from family, to church, to school! Wow! When Mondays came for our section to perform a part usually I would go up on stage to sing and later to even dance!

I’ve sang Annie’s “Tomorrow”, ABBA’s “Thank You for the Music”, and Celine Dion’s “Power of Love”. And I have a special story for the latter, as I was singing “Power of Love” on stage my mother was lovingly watching me from afar (note that it was only a flag raising ceremony and mother’s are not allowed inside, so she watched me from the opened gate of the school =P ). One of the older audiences was assessing my singing and said that I started on a wrong note and that I would soon be out of tune, she said, “Di nya kaya yan”. Nanay didn’t bother argue with the lady and continued watching me, she know well enough that I could muster that! At the end of my song, I hit all the notes right, the woman said “Ay kaya nya pala.”, it was only then when Nanay react and said, “Anak ko yan”. Ang taray no?

After elementary I thought my singing career was over. But alas, I joined contests! In my first year I placed 4th , galing! You thought so? Apat lang kaya kami naglaban!!! Bwahaha.
2nd year I joined again, and that time I ranked 3rd! Improving! Then on the third year, I didn’t join the singing contest anymore, (nahihiya na ko). Come to think of it, if I joined I might have placed 2nd and finally 1st at 4th year!

My music career in school might have ended but I continued singing at the church and in daily basis at our bathroom! =P

to be continued

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

my orani getaway...

you'll get by with a little help from your friends =)

I was definitely hoping that God will send an angel to take me to some place where I could unwind and forget all worries even for a while. Alas, there came 7 angels to rescue me.

It has been a memorable day, este dawn... hahaha. Though the frogs, as in frogsssss because there were thousands of them (hindi naman siguro hundreds lang), give me goosebumps everytime they make their "kokak" sound I still had a grand time!

Kudos galore to Udette, Apple, Third, Ellen & Merwin, Ninin & Nathan.

I don't know if I'm ready or if i'll ever be ready to give the details about how I feel or why do I feel this, maybe one day soon.


A Time for Everything

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Patience, patience, patience... it will all come in place in God's time. I don't know how fast or slow He wants me to undergo such an overhaul yet for sure He has a great plan for me. Thank you to all the friends who's comfort makes this journey less of a burden.

Monday, June 05, 2006


some of the pictures taken from ninin's wedding
others with higher definition coming soon

cousins =P
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from left: ad, ellen, minette, me, a.lal,aunee,third,a.minnie,a.tess, a.elsie, k.arsing, dunno? (sorry po)

as promised: see other pics here
:: ninin's wedding photo album from tita lal! ::

Thursday, May 11, 2006

RA 8972

Hi! This piece is for my “solo parent” friends. I happened to know about this certain Republic Act 8972 last month when one officemate used her 7-day parental leave, one of the benefits of the “Solo Parent Welfare Act”.

It is not easy raising a child, more so alone. I admire the courage of these women/men who know and face the importance of their sacred duty. (And btw, those men who think with their legs, those who run at the first sight of those two red stripes doesn't have the right to be called dad.) These kids are gifts that a mom/dad should cherish and dutifully raise. And it is fitting that we have this act to help those who bring up their baby solo. The act is already 6 years old; sadly though only a handful knows the assistance they can get from our government through this act.

“Under RA 8972, the following qualifies as solo parents: those who bear a child as a result of crimes committed against chastity such as rape; when anyone of the spouses is serving a jail sentence; if any of the spouses is dead; if person is abandoned by spouse; if person has filled a case of annulment; if person’s spouse is mentally or physically incapacitated; and, if a person is a licensed foster parent.”

“Among the assistance that a solo parent could avail under RA 8972 are: a maximum of seven-day parental leave with pay every year; apply for vocational education; scholarship grants for children; protection against work discrepancies; considered priority in housing benefits of the government; and, flexible working schedule for those in government employ.”

:: this is the republic act verbatim ::

:: solo parent network online

Thursday, April 27, 2006


High and Low

This week has its high and low moments.

1. High. Free ride to Manila on a Monday morning. First hand experience of a little act of kindness from Director Cervantes of DOTC. At first us commuters did really doubt if what he said was for real, it was when he said we’d only share for our toll fee that we became conscious of the fact that the ride was certainly for free. He said he does it every time he goes to Manila but I don’t wish to be in that car again next Monday. I wish that other commuter like me would experience such act of kindness and have a happy Monday morning like I did.
2. Low and High. I caught cold, and I had runny nose till Wednesday, eeeeew. It was as if I was literally crying my nose out, yuck. But it was great to be taken care of by your parents! I felt great to know I am still their bunso all along. Nanay cooked soup and tatay peeled mangoes for me! Sweeeeet =*
3. Low. Ocean and Clock. Too long a distance and too fast the time. haaaay...
4. High. Kids really give me extra energy, their smile, laugh, giggle and silly ways are just contagious.
5. Very Low. I was trying to fix the vcd player's minor prob. Now its not working anymore. I am a bad electrician.
6. High/Low. Have undergone warts cauterization. High - because at least they'll be gone for good. Low coz it hurts a bit (wallet felt it too) and black marks will be seen for 7 days. okay okay that's vain.
7. High. Summer-heat is ultra high. My head aches everytime I go out at noon.

Yan na muna sakit pa ulo ko lumabas kasi ako kanina =P

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you know it's summer when you see this! appropriately named as april shower or golden shower, this tree gives that extra summer feeling! love the color!!! (and btw, if japan has sakura, philippines has this to boast about!)

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bathing at the kids pool. me & my gwapo and gandang pamangkin, mana sa tita!!!


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with eiron

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with angeline

you will feel that you're getting older when friends ask you to act as ninang to their children. hay.... how fast time flies =P

Friday, April 07, 2006



Pre/post Menstrual Syndrome.
Patay Malisya Syndrome.
Puson Masakit Sobra.
Pumapangit Maarte Sumusungit
Pare Meron Sumpong

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Funny that my first entry was about the injustice to women and now the fortune of being the daughters of eve!

I was one of the first MRT passengers to ride the first “women, children & elderly only” coach on a Monday morning. Twas great not squeezing yourself in order to get in the train. A relief. Woohoo =)

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The MRT management decided the segregation necessary after observing the situation of women, children and elderly during peak hours. I don’t know if their decision was triggered by emails regarding misbehaving men, gay, and yeah even women taking advantage of the jam-packed situation. That behavior, hmm I don’t want to elaborate - read you mails instead.

I only ride the train on Mondays ( okay Fridays too) and as we all know it is the time of the week when ‘probinsyanas’ from the north (like me) would once again congest Manila. And its pretty hard a toil to get in the train on that particular day since commuters are double or triple than usual.

While we fortunate women were cool and comfy in the first coach, the guys in the second and third coach were hot headed (a degree away from boiling point!) and squashed. Imagine men all groomed up for work - long sleeves and well kept hair - bathing in sweat as early as 7:00 in the morning.

I was unaware of the situation until 3 men from Cubao station entered our ‘women only” coach (apparently policemen failed to stopped them) and talked about their plight with such (deliberate) loudness so us girls could hear their sentiments. How insensitive were we to even raise our eyebrows to these poor men when they came in. It takes so much guts to run away from the police all for the glory of riding the train. They grumbled about how long they have waited for the next MRT yet couldn’t still get in, that if the condition would not be fixed another stampede would happen (yeah exaggerated I know). And that they were there since 6:00am (oh come on). Then they formulated several schemes like additional trains every Monday morning, fourth coach and all-men train. Not bad for harassed men to propose.

MRT management should do something. While I am a woman and the new scheme works well for me I refuse to conform and just chill (right zanjoe!). Lets work towards a harmonious travel for women and men alike. Besides everyone deserves something to boost their energy for another week of strenuous office work!

Have a great week friends! mwaaaaah

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


“when you want something (bad enough), all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it" Paulo Coelho, the alchemist

I hope this will come true in days or months to come. I want something (actually we need something) badly and I hope the moon, stars and sun would cooperate. This plan scares me yet still I know it will be beneficial not only for me but more so for my family.

I guess there are just things in life that you need to do, to choose, to go, to agree/ disagree, roads to follow, books to read, someone to hold on, someone to let go…

There could be no one to hold me back, except for myself. With God’s help I know I will find the courage to move forward.



This really is not what I intended to post for the first time in this blog but fate led me to a situation where I couldn’t contain myself telling.

On my way to office I saw a lady being beaten by a man. She was petite, clad in blue (its like a hospital uniform), long haired. The ruthless man is heavy, tall and wearing long sleeves shirt, his motorcycle just behind him. It was a daunting sight - the man is pulling the lady’s hair, punching and pushing her. He, I think, is actually making her go away. The poor lady beaten and all still wants to cling to his man. Is this love? I suppose not.

I feel sorry for that woman, I pity the man, I am upset to the many men, neighbors, who did not do a thing to save her.

What is love and how do you love? “Love your neighbors as you love yourself”, the 2nd commandment. It doesn’t say love them period it says as you love yourself. To respect and love yourself = To respect and love others. Disproportion of these two would lead to disaster.

Whatever their situation may be there would be nothing to convince me to understand why he has to beat her up. Its all primeval opinion of men that they are extra superior to women. When will this end? And where is justice? How long will we play deaf whenever we see domestic violence around us?

To my girl friends, please don’t let your partner do that to you. I know someone who had the same experience. All the while we knew she was all right. The bruises and scars were due to minor incidents, well we thought so. She is bubbly, tactful, beautiful and intelligent (honor student, duh). We couldn’t understand what on earth happened to her. She said its love, again, I don’t think so. (She's ok now! Thank God!)

The incident happened this morning, I was walking towards the jeepney station and they were on the main street. Imagine the disgrace that lady felt. Picture the men watching as if it was a scene from “Gulong ng Palad”. I wanted to help her, to tell her to run, or maybe take her to a hospital (or psychiatrist) wherever. But I was scared that if I help her he will beat me too, that everyday on my way to take the jeepney I have to run as fast as I could in fear that he might show up. Still I have to do something, I couldn’t just walk away and do nothing. Knowing that policemen were stationed somewhere near the area, I went and told them to go to that place and help the lady. I hope they managed to do something. At least there were two of them opposite that violent man (who is btw much bigger than each of them), I could only cross my finger.

I hope that that woman would realize that clinging to a man like that would do her no good. I pray that she will see the value of herself with what she is and not with whom she is with.

No man has a right to abuse any woman. :: article at the Manila Bulletin Online ::

And oh, I wish that the man didn’t see me talk to the police, because if that was so I’ll be dead by sunset. Hehehe. I think, I really have to run on my way to the jeepney station tomorrow.

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