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

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