Friday, November 27, 2009

Just Like a Tattoo


On the fifth anniversary of my 25th birthday, I decided to get a tattoo.... I've always wanted one but somehow I don't have that enough courage to get a permanent one kasi sabi nila, masakit daw. And my pain threshold is not at all strong, physically. Hehehe.

So, what could be the next best thing? Get a henna tattoo.

Unfortunately, a week after I got one I started to feel the itch. The itch that I was too scared to even think of. Because, by then it would mean that allergies come next. But then again, I was right. So right that I now have a swollen leg and a lot of rashes all over my body.

Three doctors, some shots and three different prescriptions later, I am beginning to feel a lil concerned about how my body is reacting to all these medications. Somehow, the swelling subsided, but the rashes just won't go away. I am trying my best not to worry -- and keep up a brave front. Because, I myself didn't want the people around me to be bothered. Much so, to worry. But deep inside, I am scared. I have never been this sick, for quite a long time. I have never had so many pills to take in a day. And to think, it was all because of a henna tattoo that I got myself as a birthday present.

Haaaay... I just wish things will be better soon.. And dear God, if there's one wish, please don't let me die full of rash... People may not recognize me na!

xoxo and very hopeful.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Birthday


I wanted to write something insightful... Pero wala akong masyadong organized thoughts as of the moment......


For now, allow me to greet myself a happy birthday.... Yes, it's my birthday.... And I am back... Blogging.... To Blogger...

All I wish this year is real happiness... In any form, in any manner, kung pano siya ibibigay ng pagkakataon... Gusto ko lang maging masaya... Yun lang... =)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Fave Song

I really think Black Eyed Peas is waaaaayyyy ahead of their time.. The songs in their new album is simply phenomenal!!! Taob si Jessa Zaragosa.. Lolz.

This song is my favorite... Whenever I hear this, it makes me happy, almost automatically... Yung tipong biglang uurong yung luha ko.. Ganung level siya ng pick me up song!!!!

Anyhoo lately, parang nauuso na naman ang MOB Dance... Sinimulan ng UK, ginaya ng Jollibee, and now this... Cute lang.. =)

p.s.
I hope the link will work...







Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Next Big HIt

I just saw the movie UP.... and I liked it... I really really liked it... Hahahaha..

Today, they launched the full trailer of Vilma's next movie from Star Cinema. Mukhang maganda, good thing I was able to catch some parts of it. But what's best is that they are already in youtube. Lolz.

I think this is gonna be a big hit... I mean, HUGE...

p.s.
Don't you think JLC and Luis look good together????




Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I Like and I Recommend...




 

When I heard read through Diaz that there’s a new Chinese restaurant at the Fort area, I immediately wanted to go there. As in, parang SNN – NOW NA.


Don’t get me wrong, I know there’s ZONG at the Fort strip, but aside from their Singaporean style fish fillet, parang wala nang masarap. Hahaha. Anyhoo… Here’s the thing, about two blocks from Bonifacio High Street comes EAT WELL.


Sorry.. From the inside kinunan to.. Hindi tlaga sya inverted.


EAT WELL is a new chinese restaurant in the area with some very quirkie staff. Haha. And true to its name, once you’re there you’ll really eat well, literal. They offer traditional chinese cuisines cooked to perfection and some with a different twist. In tagalog, MASARAP. Hahahaha. Lahat ata ng inorder namin nalimas ng hindi namin namamalayan.



But the greatest discovery of the night will be… hands down…. The Masachi Balls.



These cute lil sticky balls are served hot and it comes with some chocolate filling inside. Don’t call them ‘buchi’. Malayong malayo sa buchi to. Its suuuupppppeeeerrrrrr nice that we had to get another order to eat in and another for take out. Panalo tlaga.



I like and recommend EAT WELL. Good food. Value for money. And it also helps that they have some very attentive staff. I'm glad we decided to celebrate here as the experience was just great. Sana ma-maintain nila ang quality ng food and service when the demand increases. =)





D-DAY




I am a GG-holic.



I’ve been a fan of the show and all of its superficiality ever since it started. Hahaha.


In the last episode of Gossip Girl (Season 2, ep17). There’s this one girl that really caught my attention.



Find out who she is…..


New detective at Constance???



She even came with an LV bag on hand….




Yes, kung nahulaan niyo.. That’s the ever loyal slash ka-connive, "soulja" house help of Blair Waldorf. Hahaha. No other than the very stylish DOROTA. LUME-LEVEL. Ang fierce talaga ng look niya. I can’t get over it. She could be the most stylish house help ever seen on TV!!!!!



I am soooooooooo loving her shades sa scene na yan sa latest episode..

I think it’s Feee-aaaahhhsssssssss!!!!


xoxo







Soldier (Soulja Boy Crank Mix) - Beyonce

Where Do You Belong??


I love taking quizzes (if I have the luxury of time). Especialy the ones that tell you something about yourself, your future and almost anything under the sun.


A friend of mine sent me this quiz on Facebook. And happily, I’ve got some time to kill so I willingly answered the questions.



Ang tanong: Where Should You Live?



And look what the computer told me after answering the questions…..



Italy

You belong in Italy. You love sunny destinations, but a nice beach isn't the only thing you need. In Italy you can find culture everywhere and the food is delicious. You have the big vibrant cities, but also lovely little towns where the people are warm and hospitable. This country has everything you need, great weather, passionate people, beautiful surroundings and big vibrant cities filled with culture.



Can I just tell you, that ITALY is my ultimate favorite place to visit (Venice to be exact)!!!!! Well, of course, nanjan ang Russia – where people are fierce. Brazil – where people are like gods. And Spain – uhm, I wanted to try their Spanish Sardines. Pero still, Italy is on top of my list. Sobrang na-amaze ako to the point that I took out all my coins sa wallet ko and dropped them all sa alkansya. Para masimulan ko na ang pag-save sa trip na to!!!
Well, I do hope na mapuntahan ko tlaga to, sometime in the future!!!! WISH ME LUCK!!!!



Ciao!!!!








Venetian Gondola Song - Felix Mendelssohn

Thursday, March 05, 2009


I Like and I Recommend....


Last year, one foreigner decided to spend his Saturdays scooping ice cream at the Salcedo Weekend Market. Soon, he had quite a number of followers and “suki”. That was when I first heard of the word “Froyo”, my first encounter with Frozen Yogurt (yoghurt, yoghourt - however you spell it).



Who would ever thought that it will become this big in Manila. I mean, all of a sudden, new stores selling frozen yogurt are sprouting everywhere. Literally.

Anyhoo… Here’s the thing….

I’ve tried quite a number of brands so far – California Berries, White Hat (the more aggressive store with a number of branches), White Berry, Magnolia? Hahaha. And among these stores/brands that I’ve tried, my vote for the best frozen yogurt in town, would have to be with Red Mango.



Red Mango is actually a Korean brand. And from what I’ve heard, it was brought here as a franchise by the children of Jollibee (not the bee himself, but the owners of the Bee). It is, by far, the best tasting and it has that nice consistency among all the frozen yogurts I’ve tried. It has that right amount of sweetness to it that makes it even more delish! Not to mention, it is also healthy DAW. Hahahaha.


Unfortunately, there’s only one branch so far… sa Trinoma. =)


If and when you’re in the area – go get one!!!! It is located in front of Fitness First Platinum.

Para sa mga nag-d-diet. Nagpapanggap mag Diet. At totoong nagda-diet – for Summer. Low Calorie daw to.. Hahahahaha..





Lets Get Physical - Sara Love

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lessons in Love


Before we end the “love” month. I had this brillant idea of involving my friends in this next blog. I asked:



What’s the best lesson you’ve learned from Love?


And eto ang mga naging sagot nung mga nag-abala… =)

Yung iba serious. Yung iba, Nakakaloka.



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Love has taught me to be weak and strong at the same time. Naks. Deep shit! – Anymosity


Natuto akong mag “share”.... In fairness sa akin.....

- Miel Cuneta

no regrets, kc at some point naging masya k nman eh
ndi nga lng pangmatagalan…

- Darvinah Morales

wag maghangad ng hindi mabibigay pa ng minamahal" ..."akala mo lang kaya pa nya...pero hanggang dun nalang yon!~..bukas luluhod ang mga tala!! - Bunny

love is about people not about thigs. doing something for someone u love is the most gratifying experince - Joeven

never settle for anything and anyone but the best...cliche pero women often settle for smething less kasi they are scared na baka wala ng dumating na iba hehe and to quote the author of He's just not that into you... DON'T WASTE THE PRETTY

Pink Girl

Natuto akong mag PASA Load dahil sa love na yan. And mind you, I am a post paid subscriber! Shet di ba? - Unli Ka Dito


Hmm i guess it would be the fact that there's nothing wrong with it. if you feel that you're falling inlove with someone, don't hold yourself back as there is nothing more sincere than loving someone. if it works out then good for you. if it doesn't, then learn from that experience but never give up on love.

- Richie


"nyek" saka "beauty pageant ba eto" sa post mo.. haha.. anu nga ba? i learned that love is not enough to keep the relationships going. pag fed up ka na and trust is gone. it will not

work na. … - Dhie

love makes you do things you've never done before
be it bad or good.....

Betty La Fang

For me LOVE is

- A long term commitment to someone you want to spend your life with.

- Waking up each morning and having that look on your husband’s face then “sigh with a smile” … tell yourself “I have found mr. right finally”

- When you totally forget about the heartbreaks you had in the past and face a new life with conviction.

- Being together regardless of any circumstances.

- Looking at your future in a positive way, like everyday is a GIFT which excites you every time you unwrap it.

- When you know that your ready to give up everything for someone, take the risk and in case you get hurt at the end of the day you’ll say “I did try but I guess it was not meant to be”

Falling in love is not about the lovely feeling only but at the same time accepting the fact that sometimes it will not work but knowing we did try & learn to let go.

- Mimi

Love = Life. It makes you a better person. With love you engage in meaningful interactions and you have passion to live life to the fullest

- Euge

Nakalimutan ko na sis!.. Teka alalahanin ko ulit,… Hahaha…

- Khris

Love is next to trust and commitment lang tlaga. Period. Lasting yung relationship kapag meron ng dalwang factor na yan. Pag love lang pumapalpak.

Princess Aurora


I’ve learned to let go of those people na ma-ego and ma-pride. Since I can’t do anything about it and I can’t compete with them. Hayaan ko na lang sila magsama ng Ego at Pride niya. So far, wala pa akong nakikitang sumaya kapiling yung mga yon… Hahaha..

I hayt Chiu 2.


Wala akong natutunan. Poocha, ang tagal ko nang single kaya. Shet ka!

- Bitter Ocampo


I Stay In Love - Mariah Carey

Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's My Torn

Yes, I was in again on my favorite hobby. Youtube.

I am torn – I don’t know if I like it or not.

I've seen her sing before and I think she’s quite good generally.


But with this performance, I'm either nagagalingan or nahihirapan for her.







I think I should be singing this. No, I want to sing this. "Yes, its my tooooorrrrrnnnnn...." Hahahaha.
What do you think??


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I Like and I Recommend....

We wanted to ride the boat, take a cruise along the bay area watching the sunset over dinner.



But then again, na-late kami. Hahaha. So we opted for the next best thing. Since CCP is just right across from where we were, we headed there and decided to try our luck in getting show tickets. Luckily, we had the two last tickets for that night’s show.


I wasn’t really expecting a lot from this show. Although I’ve heard sooooooooo many good reviews about it. I’ve seen the movie and it kinda sucked (figuratively speaking) – kaya siguro wala akong masyadong expectations.

But then again, they proved me wrong. ZsaZsa Zaturnah Ze Muzikal is waaaaaaayyyyyyyy better than the movie. Sobrang laugh trip to. Especially with my favorite Didi around.



This was actually my first time to watch a play at CCP. Buti na lang hindi siya disappointing so malamang maulit pa to. Hahaha.. For those who have yet to see the play, please do so. Hindi kayo magsisisi. Pramis! I think they are on extended run till March. Sugod!

p.s.

Just to be sure that you’ll get to experience it comfortably… try to get tickets prior to the show – get a good seat. Minsan kasi sa dami ng tao, they allowed people to sit sa stairs na. And it's a three hour show. Yaiks. SRO. =)

Saturday, February 07, 2009


Napagkalaman!@#$

Napagkamalan ka na bang foreigner?


Ako – uhm, Oo.


When I was working at the airport, some pinoys will talk to me in (straight or struggling) English, thinking that I’m actually Malaysian (This was while I was a Ground Steward for Malaysia Airlines).


The last time I went to Puerto Galera, a couple of years back. Hinahabol ako ng mga girls saying “sir masaji.. masaji” every single time I go out of my room. As in pinalilibutan nila ako and I will try to politely smile and find my way out. I didn't know what it was or what they actually want, until the friend I was with saw them gang up on me one morning on our last day. It happened daily and I was there for three freakin’ days.


Along Pasay Road, I remember there’s this girly bar beside Slimmer’s World (I’m not sure if it’s still there now). One time, the cab that I was in, parked right in front of that bar. I was surprised that somebody opened the cab door for me from the outside (parang valet service) and at the same time opened the bar door in front. And then there they were, a group of young girls wearing scarves super eeny weeny tiny yellow dresses, all smiles greeting me in Japanese.

I was in shock for a moment before saying “Nice outfit girls… But I’m really not interested”. That being said in my gayest tone. Sabay wave.

Hindi ko na alam kung ano naging reaction nila, basta ako, tawa ng tawa.


Now, how I wish I can pretend to be a foreigner and actually benefit from it. Hahahahaha… Anu sa tingin niyo? Can I still get away with it? Vote!! Vote!! Hahahaha.




















Sa tingin niyo, what country can I credibly pretend to have come from?Online Casinos
Korea... Aja!!!!
Japan.. Japan (sagot sa kahirapan)
Super China lah...





Web $Polls

I Like and I Recommend….


I am a regular Binondo visitor. Eversince Pao introduced me to some of the restos there, I instantly got hooked. I guess it’s the Chinese in me that somehow got me sooo into that place but wait, here’s another one.


Introducing - Beijing Liang Zi Foot Spa.


Although I am a self confessed spa addict – I have never been a fan of foot spa/massage. I just didn’t like the fact that somebody is making a big fuss over my feet, not that there’s anything wrong with my feet ehh. Hindi ko lang talaga masyadong gusto. Hahaha.


Not until a friend of mine introduced me to this place. This made me convert from being a body massage fanatic to a foot massage lover. So far, this is the best place where I can get a good and relaxing massage after a long, stressful week at work or somewhere else. Hehehe. I especially luuuurrrvvvv their jelly soak ek. Akala ko yucky but it actually feels nice. Pinaglalaruan ko pa sila. Hahahaha.



If you are in the area – do check them out at the second floor of the Peace Hotel. P400 bucks for an hour and a half massage? Not bad at all. Talk about value for money. Punta kayo then let me know what you think. See yah.


Verdict: Highly Recommended.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

From My Mailbox

Dahil mejo LOVE month na... Here's a lil something for everyone to ponder...

I've read this article and somehow find that there's some truth to some items kaya naisipan kong i-post. Hehehe...

Enjoy FABruary.. =)

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10 Ways To Marry The Wrong Person
by Rabbi Dov Heller, M.A.

With the divorce rate over 50 percent, too many are apparently making a serious mistake in deciding who to spend the rest of their life with.
To avoid becoming a "statistic," try to internalize these 10 insights.

#1. You pick the wrong person because you expect him/her to change after you're married.
The classic mistake. Never marry potential. The golden rule is, if you can't be happy with the person the way he or she is now, don't get married. As a colleague of mine so wisely put it, "You actually can expect people to change after their married... for the worst!" So when it comes to the other person's spirituality, character, personal hygiene, communication skills, and personal habits, make sure you can live with these as they are now.

#2. You pick the wrong person because you focus more on chemistry than on character.
Chemistry ignites the fire, but good character keeps it burning. Beware of the "I'm in love" syndrome. "I'm in love" often means, "I'm in lust." Attraction is there, but have you carefully checked out this person's character?
Here are four character traits to definitely check for:
Humility: Does this person believe that "doing the right thing" is more important than personal comfort?
Kindness: Does this person enjoy giving pleasure to other people? How does s/he treat people s/he doesn't have to be nice to? Does s/he do volunteer work? Give charity?
Responsibility: Can I depend on this person to do what s/he says s/he's going to do?
Happiness: Does this person like himself? Does s/he enjoy life? Is s/he emotionally stable?

Ask yourself: Do I want to be more like this person? Do I want to have a child with this person? Would I like my child to turn out like him or her?

#3. You pick the wrong person because the man doesn't understand what a woman needs most.
Men and women have unique emotional needs, and more often than not, it is the man who just doesn't "get it." Jewish tradition places the onus on the man to understand the emotional needs of a woman and to satisfy them. The unique need of a woman is to be loved -- to feel that she is the most important person in her husband's life. The husband needs to give her consistent, quality attention. This is most apparent in Judaism's approach to sexual intimacy. The Torah obligates the husband to meet the sexual needs of his wife. Sexual intimacy is always on the woman's terms. Men are goal-oriented, especially when it comes this area. As a wise woman once pointed out, "Men have two speeds: on and off." Women are experience-oriented. When a man is able to switch gears and become more experience-oriented, he will discover what makes his wife very happy. When the man forgets about his own needs and focuses on giving his wife pleasure, amazing things happen.

#4. You choose the wrong person because you do not share a common life goals and priorities.
There are three basic ways we connect with another person:
1.chemistry and compatibility
2. share common interests
3.share common life goal

Make sure you share the deeper level of connection that sharing life goals provide. After marriage, the two of you will either grow together or grow apart. To avoid growing apart, you must figure out what you're "living for," while you're single -- and then find someone who has come to the same conclusion as you. Th is is the true definition of a "soul mate." A soul mate is a goal mate -- two people who ultimately share the same understanding of life's purpose and therefore share the same priorities, values and goals.

#5. You choose the wrong person because you get involved sexually too quickly.
Sexual involvement before the commitment of marriage can be a big problem because it often precludes a fully honest exploration of important issues. Sexual involvement tends to cloud one's mind. And a clouded mind is not inclined to make good decisions. Of all the studies done on divorce, sexual incompatibility is never cited as a main factor. It is not necessary to take a "test drive" in order to find out if a couple is sexually compatible. If you do your homework and make sure you are intellectually and emotionally compatible, you don't have to worry about sexual compatibility.

#6. You pick the wrong person because you do not have a deeper emotional connection with this person.
To evaluate whether you have a deeper emotional connection or not, ask: "Do I respect and admire this person?" This does not mean, "Am I impressed by this person?" We are impressed by a Mercedes. We do not respect someone because they own a Mercedes. You should be impressed by qualities of creativity, loyalty, determination, etc. Also ask: "Do I trust this person?" This also means, "Is he/she emotionally stable? Do I feel I can rely on him/her?

#7. You pick the wrong person because you choose someone with whom you don't feel emotionally safe.
Ask yourself the following questions: Do I feel calm, peaceful and relaxed with this person? Can I fully be myself and express myself with this person? Does this person make me feel good about myself? Do you have a really close friend who does make you feel this way? Make sure the person you marry makes you feel the same way! Are you afraid of this person in any way? You should not feel you need to monitor what you say because you are afraid of how the other person will view it. If you're afraid to express your feelings and opinions openly, there's a problem with the relationship. Be on the look out for someone who is always trying to change you. Another aspect of feeling safe is that you don't feel the other person is trying to control you. Controlling behaviors are a sign of an abusive person. Be on the look out for someone who is always trying to change you. There's a big difference between "controlling" and "making suggestions." A suggestion is made for your benefit; a control statement is made for their benefit.

#8. You pick the wrong person because you don't put everything on the table.
Anything that bothers you about the relationship must be brought up for discussion. Bringing up the uncomfortable stuff is the only way to evaluate how well the two of you communicate, negotiate, and work together. Over the course of a lifetime, difficulties will inevitably arise. You need to know now, before making a commitment: Can you resolve your differences and find compromises that work for both of you? Never be afraid to let the person know what bothers you. This is also a way for you to test how vulnerable you can be with this person. If you can't be vulnerable, then you can't be intimate. The two go hand in hand.

#9. You pick the wrong person because you use the relationship to escape from personal problems and unhappiness.
If you are unhappy and single, you'll probably be unhappy and married, too. Marriage does not fix personal, psychological and emotional problems. If anything, marriage will exacerbate them. If you are not happy with yourself and your life, take responsibility to fix it now while you are single. You'll feel better, and your future spouse will thank you.

#10. You pick the wrong person because he/she is involved in a triangle.
To be "triangulated" means a person is emotionally dependent on someone or something else while trying to develop another relationship. A person who hasn't separated from his or her parents is the classic example of triangulation. People can also be triangulated with things as well, such as work, drugs, Internet,
hobbies, sports or money. Be careful that you and your partner are free of triangles. The person caught in the triangle cannot be fully emotionally available to you. You will not be their number one priority. And that's no basis for a marriage. "Life isn't about the breaths we take, it's about the moments that take our breath away!"



Monday, January 19, 2009

Blue Monday

Feeling blue? Today - January 19, 2009 - is the most depressing day in HISTORY, say experts.

Source: www.thedailymail.co.uk

The first time I’ve read it this morning, I simply dismissed the idea until my colleague’s computer suddenly made an unusual noise while we were DISS-cussing the second coming of Bebe Gandanghari. Look what happened ------->

Nakakaloka. Nabiyak yung CD into pieces sa loob ng cd drive.

Then I immediately googled what today is all about.

Well, Mondays have always been the worst day of the week. Haha. Many of us (sometimes or most of the time) dread the fact of coming back to work on Mondays. Aminin na natin. But today is different, today is special, today is Blue Monday.

Well, I am not really sure how to put it correctly but reports say that yes, it is the most depressing day of the year (may ganun pala di ba?). According to these experts, the six depressive factors will come together today including the winter weather, Christmas credit card bills and abandoned New Year's resolutions. Fears over job security, mounting debt and the house price collapse make this year the toughest yet.

True!!! – six times. I mean they do have a point. I just can’t believe that the world will be aligned in having the same deperessing day. How cool is that huh. Anyhoo.. Let me share what I had to endure this Blue Monday….



One. The weather is/was HUMID.

Last week, I was trying my best to be the Godfather of layering. I mean, I fully enjoyed the cold weather. Aside from the fact that I got to use my really makapal clothes, it somehow made us ‘tipid’ by not having to use aircons and even electric fans at times.



Two. Really, terribly bad traffic.

Today, I had to endure a travel time of exactly an hour and 38 minutes for a less than five kilometer distance (Buendia LRT to Makati Avenue). Goodness.



Three. People were either sleepy or disoriented.

In a few conversations I had today – some were really sleepy to even care or does not have the normal mental health to answer. Nakakatawa talaga. Even me, I had the “mali-mali” syndrome earlier. Hahaha.


And of course, what could top the broken CD drive of my colleague’s pc. It retired on its own. Hahaha. Which got me thinking, baka nga si Bebe ang malas kanina. Oh well, tell me your Blue Monday stories or if you even talked about Bebe. Compare notes tayo. Hahahaha.


p.s.

Yes, Binibini "Bebe" Gandanghari was the actor formerly known as Rustom Padilla. Naging crush ko pa ata siya dati nung action star pa siya. Shet. Hahahaha.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Qyutness


I am sooooooooooooooo loving this new Mcdo ad.

I think the concept is cool… uhm, no… it asssteeeeeeggggggg!!!!!!


First love never dies, but somehow people do move on, kahit pa "parang kahapon lang..." =)




Saturday, January 17, 2009

We Made It


I promised my friend Hazel that I’ll scout for cute places to visit this summer. Well, I did – so I headed to the most reliable source of information – the net.


I immediately went to search on some of my favorite resorts – the ones which I’ve heard of or were recommended by some other friends - but have yet to pay a visit. And while I was going through the usual travel websites I found something interesting…

The New York Times recently published an article regarding travel and places to visit. And look who’s on the list… Dallllliiiii…


This is like worldwide... Cool di ba?? Or masyado lang akong nationalistic. I’ve been to Bora a couple of times and yes it was/is beautiful. But just feels like the scene there is getting old already – or maybe I am getting old. Ako lang pala yon. Hahahaha.

How I wish the other equally beautiful places we have will get the same exposure. Caramoan, Palawan, Bohol, Bantayan Island, and sooooooooooo many more. But this is a good start right? Hahahaha.. I want to go to a beach na tuloy. Darrrrnnnn…. Can't wait for the cold weather to go away... Hehehe..