30 September 2010

Thursday Thunks: Stupid Questions By Kimber

Welcome to the September 30th edition of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want.
Write about it on your blog... simple as that.
Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!
Please only leave a link if you have written a Thursday Thunks post.
Don't forget to go visit the other participants' blogs.
Read and comment about all their Thursday Thunks responses!
That's what all this is about after all, isn't it?
We'll have so much fun and become lifelong friends....



The TT questions are brought to you by Kimber, the color of absolute black granite and the number 16.



101. When was the last time you went to the doctor? Do you like your doctor? **I think barely a month ago. 'went to an eye MD because of eye discomfort. I like her because she's so friendly and approachable.


201. My back is itching, will you scratch it for me? **Come here, I'll scratch it for you.


301. Do you have nice handwriting? **I was proud then because I used to have a nice handwriting. However, as I age up and I get to write almost everyday of my life with too many charts to do at work, I don't have a nice handwriting anymore. I can manage to write well but it takes too much of my time if I do so.


401. We are sending you to either New Zealand or Canada, which one do you choose? **I'd choose Canada. I've got friends from there.


501. Do you sing in the shower? **Yes, and seriously, I sing well in the shower!


601. Have you ever been streaking? If so, how far did you streak and did anyone see you? **None yet.


701. How soon is too soon for Christmas decorations and music playing in the stores? **It's too soon but I guess it's better to be prepared. I wanna avoid the Christmas Rush.


801. If you celebrated Halloween as a kid what was the costume you wore at 5? **I never experienced dressing up in Halloween Parties.


901. How many cavities have you had in your life? **Which cavities? Tooth? Cavities in the medical sense?


1001. Berleen and Bud come to Arizona to visit Kimber. Who do you think will decide it's too hot here first? ** Berleen I guess.


1101. Who do you think will ask TT questions next week? **It's BUD's turn!=)

29 September 2010

BLUE Equals ME =(

Photo Credits: ayiehernandezphotography

Blue equals ME. Blue=Me. Oh, whatever!
Can't think of right words to express how I am feeling now.
Can't think of what to say.
All I knew for NOW is that -
I am just feeling so BLUE.

I promise I'll get back to this topic.
I'll get back to this once I can find the right words to say.
I know, in time, I can be able to express it.
Anytime. Soon.

One Fine Saturday

I was fortunate to have weekends as my off day. As expected, it did become memorable especially on that one fine Saturday.

Last Saturday was a 'gala or la-ag' day with my sis, including her friend Jen. I felt good because at least we're able to really bond as sisters which we rarely do because of conflicting work schedules. Early morning on that day, I was already informed that we'll be visiting 1st Asia's Bird Fair which was situated in Insular Century Hotel in Lanang. She told me to get things done after lunch so we could be on time as we meet her friend in a designated place. Knowing that my sister is too much engrossed with her hobby in photography, I got excited!

It was past 3:45 when we reached the venue of the said event. A lot of people were there. I saw very colorful booths with bird posters/banners in it and I was fascinated with how those posters were made. Colors were just so alive!


I saw real birds too! But only limited to a few.


I've learned that the said event was participated by different foreign nationals showcasing the beauty also of the birds found in their home country. Glad I was able to take a look at our Philippine National Bird - which is the Philippine Eagle. As we headed out of the venue, I was mesmerized in the said fair's photo gallery where it showcased the amazing photos of great professional photographers. Take note, some photos were considered sold already! We can't help but take a pic also of what's in there.



We finally got out of the fair's premises and found ourselves very hungry! We ate at Boyd's and had Meaty Jeff's Pizza and a carbonara recipe. Since my sis and I were craving for durian on that same night, we stopped by at a certain restaurant and satisfied our craving.

We finally went home, feelin' tired but so happy!

Three Days OFF from Work

I surprisingly got three (3) off days since Saturday until Monday of this week. A colleague requested that we exchanged work shifts on different dates. I used to think I got bored doing nothing on my off days. I even think spending time online isn't worth it cos I might just have eye discomforts again. However, I've learned to embrace my off days lately because I can do things I haven't done in my normal working days and the best feeling I always get? I am fully recharged once I get back to work.

Last Saturday wasn't a wasted day. I went to visit 1st Asia's Bird Fair together with my sis and her friend (I am going to write another post about it). I had fun during that day. The next day, I cleaned the house and I got to convince my brother to help me clean our canal which was then being clogged. It was a very tough job to do and I had body pains. My consolation? I've gone strolling with my sis inside the mall, we ate, and we bought something home. On my 3rd off day, I chose to just stay home to minimize expenses I could have incurred. I spent hours online, just browsing interesting pages. I also got a good night sleep!

I thank GOD for this opportunity such as my off days!

Wednesday Wickedness: Paul McCartney

Hi and welcome to Wednesday WickednessWe are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes. Each of our questions will be based on the quotes. The quotes are in bold. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked Paul McCartney. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!

1. “George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it. He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did. He had never known before then what could happen to your money.” No one likes paying taxes. But do you think the tax system is fair? **Not really that fair!

2. “I definitely did look up to John. We all looked up to John. He was older and he was very much the leader; he was the quickest wit and the smartest.” What did you think of John Lennon? **He's one of legends in the music industry.

3. “I saw that Meryl Streep said, I just want to do my job well. And really, that's all I'm ever trying to do.” How do you approach your job whether in the workplace or at home?
4. “I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.” Have you found that you have more tolerance for unusual people as you get older? **Yes. I just noticed it lately as I get to see and talk to new faces I've met.

5. “I don't take me seriously. If we get some giggles, I don't mind.” How seriously do you take yourself? **Seriously!

6. “I think people who create and write, it actually does flow-just flows from into their head, into their hand, and they write it down. It's simple.” Does your blog writing just flow from your head, or is it a lot of effort? ** Writing entries just flow in my head. I even blog about uninteresting entries. LOL.

7. “Think globally, act locally.” Do you do anything to help your local community? **Yes. I manage to clean our canals which is a very tough job. I always get body pains after.

8. “When you first get money, you buy all these things so no one thinks you're mean, and you spread it around. You get a chauffeur and you find yourself thrown around the back of this car and you think, I was happier when I had my own little car! I could drive myself!” Have you ever had a period where you felt that you were set financially? **No, not yet. I guess I still need to strive hard long before I can feel that.

9. “Lyricists play with words.” Do you think what you write on your blog is clever or just ordinary and why? **I think they're just ordinary. Nothing extraordinary I guess.

10. “Where I come from, you don't really talk about how much you're earning. Those things are private. My dad never told my mum how much he was earning. I'm certainly not going to tell the world. I'm doing well.” Who in your circle knows how much money your family makes? **Nobody. Each of us get to earn and we never talked about our earnings. LOL.

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22 September 2010

Chocolates Are My New Bestfriends!

I can't stop from eating chocolates these days! Thanks to the sponsors who gave me all these as their 'pasalubongs' from the US and KSA. Since yesterday, I've already consumed the 3 Musketeers bar plus some Werther's Orginal Caramel Chocolates. I still have a white Hershey's bar inside the fridge. I also consumed a Galaxy chocolate this morning totaling to more than 500kcal. Now I am feeling guilty! I think I'm gonna bulge out again and add some pounds in my weight. Plus, OMG, can't help but think of my recurring migraine! I hope Mr. Migraine won't set in this time.

Despite the giga-calories I've consumed, I still hope I won't have migraine, and that I won't be getting heavier each day! I just so love and enjoy my moments with so-called new bestfriends!

Gambling On The Comforts Of Your Home

I used to think that casino gambling is only done in real casinos. Little did I know that online casino gambling is on the rise and gamblers could just play right at the comfort of their homes. This idea surely brings happiness to all the gamblers out there because it is time consuming and they don't need to dress up and head to a casino outlet.

However, with the rise of online casino gambling, it is so hard to choose which is the best to take. This is the very reason why there are online casino reviews being discussed and rated by experienced gamblers. I mean, playing online casino is no joke because one has the chance to win real money in it!

Getting curious now on how to win real money on online casino gambling? Try to read the reviews of experienced online casino gamblers, choose which is the best online casino, take note of the rules and regulations in online gambling, and you're on the right track to win real money even at the comforts of your home!

Wednesday Wickedness: William Shatner

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness. We are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes. Each of our questions will be based on the quotes. The quotes are in bold. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked William Shatner. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!

1. “Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income a long time now.” Who is your favorite Star Trek character of all time including all the shows and movies? Why?
**Sorry. I was never a fan of Star Trek.

2. “But if you want to know the truth, the weirdest thing that has happened has been my discovery that people who attend conventions are filled with love.” What was the last public gathering that you attended where you “felt the love“? ** When I was part of those invited by our trainees and we're having a partey, partey!

3. “How do I stay so healthy and boyishly handsome? It’s simple. I drink the blood of young runaways.” What do you do to stay youthful? **I try to smile even if my heart is achiing, hahaha!

4. “I think acting satisfies the need and desire for approval.” What in life gives you a feeling of approval? **When my family and friends are happy with my decisions.

5. “No I don’t regret anything at this point. That may change on the next phone call, but at the moment I don’t regret anything.” What is a decision that you have made that others thought you’d regret, but you haven’t? **stepping into nursing school as my second collegiate degree.

6. “If you make a fool of yourself, you can do it with dignity, without taking your pants down. And if you do take your pants down, you can still do it with dignity.” When did you last get asked when you made a fool of yourself? (Extra points if you guess the correct meme.) **Oh, can't remember. I am not good in guessing too!

7. “One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.” What is the best advice that you’ve ignored? **Love someone real because you deserve someone real BUT I still love the unreal, hahaha!

8. “I’ve never had green alien sex, although I’m sure it will be quite an evening!” What did you do the last time that you had “quite an evening”? **quiet? when I put myself to sleep.. LOL.

9. “Don’t just shove food into your mouth. Taste the flavor exploding in your mouth. Appreciate the texture. Honor your food with the time you take.” Describe your perfect meal. **A perfect meal for me would be a cup of rice, one veggie recipe ( a Filipino recipe), a glass of water, and one banana. =)

10. “For commercial reasons, we stayed away from advancing the theory of God.” Are there topics that you stay away from on your blog to remain non-controversial? **I try to minimize talking about my personal feelings. =)

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My Interest in Web Hosting

When I gave birth to this blog 2-3 years ago, I instantly became interested with web hosting. I became interested with having a website under my name and not from any free web hosts. Having a personal website could drive more traffic and increases blog page ranks, which is a necessary requirement especially if one is interested to earn just by blogging.

However, my wanting to get a web host of my own did not materialize. I was having a hard time choosing a web host that would best serve my blog. Plus, I also take into consideration the annual cost it may give me. My dream of getting a web host was interrupted in 2009 when I no longer maintained a high page rank.

On July 2010, I was surprised that got a not so so high page rank again! This relives my idea of getting a web host. However, I considered being careful this time. I realized I should really need to read and take a research about the best web host to take. I must also be patient to read web host reviews to further enrich me with greater ideas on web hosting. I am now armed with hope that I could still get the best web host in town and finally get to own my blog!

Abdominal Pain Strikes Again!

Last Saturday, I was experiencing abdominal pain again! It was the kind of pain I experienced three years ago where I was diagnosed to have dyspepsia. I recalled how I got so engrossed with work that I failed to take my meals on time resulting to an irritating abdominal pain. Last Saturday, I remembered I only consumed bread for lunch. I was even confronted by a colleague if I'd be satisfied with just bread for lunch. After an hour, abdominal pain occurred and it became persistent that I was sweating so hard unable to concentrate on my work. It gave me a sense of discomfort for more than 2 hours! The pain went away after I got my HNBB dose via IM. After such an ordeal, I decided to take my meals on time again and not to be too engrossed with dieting.

15 September 2010

Wednesday Wickedness: Cher

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness. We are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes. Each of our questions will be based on the quotes. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked Cher. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!

1. “A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.” Have you ever had a relationship that you knew was wrong, but had fun anyway? ** Yes but I didn't really considered it as a relationship though.

2. “Hate crimes are the scariest thing in the world because these people really believe what they're doing is right.” What group of people committing hate crimes in your country scares you the most and why? **Hostage takers - gosh, so embarrassing to the country! Scary cos you don't know if the people being hostage will still be alive or not. Lives can never be spared in that instance. We don't exactly know what's on their minds!

3. “Husbands are like fires - they go out when they're left unattended.” How much effort do you feel a good relationship requires?” ** Too much effort should be spared in order to establish a good relationship.

4. “I won't be able to do what I'm doing forever. There aren't that many scripts floating around for fifty-year-old chicks.” Why are there roles for men till they get very old, yet very few roles are written for older women? **I don't exactly know what's with older women. Lol.

5. “I've always taken risks, and never worried what the world might really think of me.” Does what other people think effect what you do? **Not really.

6. “If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.” Do you agree with Cher? ** Yes, yes. Whatever it is in the mind, should be realized. We'll never knew what we've got until we make it happen.

7. “To me marriage is for five or ten years.” In you experience, can a marriage last forever? **Yes. I believe that marriage can last forever when good ingredients for a great marriage is in store.

8. “Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.” When was the last that you felt foolish? **Recent moment because I sent an email to someone who gave me so much hurt, and yet, I still don't hate him for what he has done.

9. “Words are like weapons; they wound sometimes.” What types of things have people said have really hurt you? **When he said, "It's hard to get me to trust you again". It's as if I've done something so unforgiving. He just couldn't get to understand whatever I have to say.

10. “It's not necessary, in order to be a complete person, that I have a man. It's not the end-all, be-all of my life.” Do you need to be in relationship to feel whole? **I think getting into a relationship can make you feel more of that being 'whole' =)

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Stupidity Occurs (Again!)

I think stupidity has hit me again. Lol.
I think I am becoming stupid again.

I told myself one fine day that I'll be silent, won't communicate with the person who hurts me the most, BUT look! I am still sending an email message again. I thought I can withstand a month without having to communicate with him but I (again) failed.

Too bad!
It's one pleasurable pain though BUT I still find myself hurting over and over again.
*sighs*

14 September 2010

The Queen's Meme #52 ~ The Meet Up Meme

Welcome to The Queen's Meme #52
It's called The Meet Up Meme

I've given you 10 common places where "meeting" is the game plan. Simply answer the questions about your meet and greet habits. And don't be late for the meeting!
I have a dungeon you know.

And I know how to use it.

You are going to a....

1. Business meeting

Do you prefer a structured agenda with a time frame or a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants brainstorming session?
**I want a structured agenda with a time frame. Fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants brainstorming session can be very draining and time consuming.
2. First Date meeting

Where are we going and what are we going to do? (Yes, I said you! **I'd like it to be in a bar or restaurant, not the candle light dinner though, where live acoustic music is playing. Or jazzy, classical music will do.

3. Coffee House with your best friend

Do you prefer a collegiate bookstore atmosphere with coffee and WiFi or a fancy restaurant with a beautiful display of expensive desserts? Oh. And what is your favorite coffee flavor?
** I'd like it in a fancy restaurant with expensive desserts!=) I love White Mocha!=)

4. Bar/Pub with friends
What is your poison? **a very catchy scent of my body spray!=)

5. Your old high school for a 25 yr. reunion
Who would you like to see the most after all these years? **I'd like to see my close friends way back in school, and also those 'haters' hahaha!=)

6. Blogger meet up
What is your fantasy blog meet up with your favorite bloggers? Where would you go and what would you do? **I'd still like it to be in a coffee shop with a WiFi where we can talk, take pics, and blog about our meet-up together in our very own blogs!=)

7. Google Search Bar
What are you searching for today?
** Send Me One Line lyrics from Spyro Gyra

8. Your favorite tattoo artist at the parlor
What is your next tattoo going to be and why? ** Oh, Oh. I don't have one right now. If I'd get myself a tatoo, I will just have a heart tattooed near my cleavage, haha!

9. AA or Al Anon Meeting
You are the designated driver to this function. What advice would you give a room full of folks who desperately need inspiration? **I'll ask them to relate their unforgettable lifetime stories. =)

10. An video podcast meeting with your mother or significant other who doesn't know about your blog
Tell us how you would introduce them to the blog that is you. **I will tell them I made a specific video or post solely meant for them, and I'll let them view it. =) I think I've done this with my mom where I made a slideshow of pics and got it posted here in my blog. Of course, I included messages for my mom too!=) About a significant other, I told him the link to my blog. I don't know if he ever get to read it. Uh, well.. I don't care for as long as the words came from my heart and they're all locked in there. =)

Holiday 9.10.10

9.10.10 was declared a holiday in the country. It signified the end of the Ramadan to our Moslem brothers and sisters. I was too glad I was having an off day on that very day!=) Thank GOD, my niece was here during that time and I already had plans in mind should she stay here early Friday.

We left the house past 12 noon. We went to Gaisano Mall and went straight to the Gaisano Cinemas to check out the time for the movie 'Despicable Me' on 3D. Unfortunately, we're a little bit late for the next showing. I decided we take the 3:30 time slot. We had our lunch instead at McDonald's and I allowed her to choose the foods she likes to eat. She had spaghetti, burger, french fries and a McFlurry while I got a chicken meal for me. We spent for like more than an hour inside McDonald's. I was glad we consumed all those.=)

After eating, we bought our movie tickets. Oh boy! Gaisano Mall Extreme Cinema is quite expensive! Upper deck costs 200+100 rental for 3D eyeglasses while the lower deck costs 130+100 rental for 3D eyeglasses. I opted to get the way cheaper lower deck. Since we're too early for the next time slot, I decided to treat her at Sonic Boom. We bought 20 tokens for the games and there she was, enjoying that moment!=)

Twenty minutes before 3:30PM, we bought popcorn then we headed inside the cinema. We easily found our seats and had ourselves settled inside with our 3D eyeglasses on. We had fun while watching the movie 'Despicable Me'. I knew my niece was having fun too because she's been laughing most of the time!=)

We went home past 5:00PM and I felt glad I made her happy in the same way as she made me happy, just by being together!=)

Until our next 'laag' time my dear niece!=)

10 September 2010

Rock 'n Roll Fridays: The Monkees

Hi and welcome to Rock 'n Roll Fridays. We are like other memes in that we will ask you thirteen questions each and every Friday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick an singer, band, era or category and pick thirteen of their lyrics. Each of our questions will be based on the lyrics. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked The Monkees. The song titles are in caps. Both the titles and the lyrics are in bold. Here's Rock 'n Roll Fridays!

1. WORDS
Words that never were true. Spoken to help nobody but you. Words with lies inside, But small enough to hide 'Til your playin' was through. Ah!

What was the last white lie you told ? **when I told a person closest to me that I feel better when I am really not in the inside.

2. VALLERI
There's a girl I know who makes me feel so good. And I wouldn't live without her, even if I could. They call her Valleri. I love my Valleri.

What is your favorite “girl” name? **got plenty including my blogger name Marie.

3. TAKE A GIANT STEP
Remember the feeling as a child When you woke up and morning smiled It's time you felt like you did then. There's just no percentage in remembering the past It's time you learned to live again at last.

What is your favorite morning ritual? **yawn, stretch and get back to sleep again! Lol.

4. STAR COLLECTOR She's a star collector (collector of stars) She only seems to please young celebrities. She's a star collector (collector of stars) How can I love her, when I just don't respect her?

Have you ever dreamed of a one night stand with a famous actor or musician? **Yes, I used to dream about it with Marc Nelson, a hunk host from the country.=)

5. SOMETIME IN THE MORNING Sometime in the morning A simple thought may occur to you, And you hold her, And tell her all the things you never told her.

Are you a morning person or a night person when it comes to intimacy? **I am a morning person.

6. SHADES OF GRAY But today there is no day or night Today there is no dark or light. Today there is no black or white, Only shades of gray.

Who gave you advice that got you into trouble when you were a kid? **Some untrusted peeps.

7. PLEASANT VALLEY SUNDAY Another Pleasant Valley Sunday Charcoal burning everywhere Rows of houses that are all the same And no one seems to care

What is your favorite Sunday activity? **watch TV whole day & hear mass late afternoon.

8. MARY MARY Mary, Mary, tell me truly What did I do to make you leave me. Whatever it was I didn't mean to, You know I never would try and hurt ya.Mary, Mary, where you goin' to?

Why did your last relationship end? ** it wasn't love after all.

9. LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE Take the last train to Clarksville, And I'll meet you at the station. You can be be there by four thirty, 'Cause I made your reservation.

What was the most desperate action you took to get together with a lover? **Asking him what should I do to get back to what we once had.

10. I’M A BELIEVER Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer Not a trace of doubt in my mind. I'm in love, I'm a believer! I couldn't leave her if I tried.

Have you ever fallen in love at first site, or within a very short period of time? **No.

11. THEME FROM THE MONKEES We're just tryin' to be friendly, Come and watch us sing and play, We're the young generation, And we've got something to say.

What was your most irritating trait when you were a radical teenager? **I still bite my nails. Is that a trait? Oh, sorry I lost memory about it. Lol.

12. CUDDLY TOY You’re not the kind of girl to tell your mother The kind of company you keep I never told you not to love no other You must of dreamed it in your sleep

What did you tell your mother (or father) that you regret telling her? ** Some worries here at home in the city.

13. A LITTLE BIT ME A LITTLE BIT YOU I don't want to find That I'm a little bit wrong And you're a little bit right I said girl You know that it's true It's a little bit me And it's a little bit you... too

What is the last project you worked on with another person? **None. No project at this time.

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Artist next week: The Duran Duran!

The Baby Is Now A Lady!=)

I woke up today with my beloved niece calling from the outside. It's Friday and as expected, she's here to stay with us overnight until Saturday afternoon. She came earlier today because it's a holiday, unlike most Fridays when she always reaches here after school at around late afternoon. When we finally met earlier, she got a big news for us = she exclaimed she's officially a lady since Tuesday because she already menstruated. Lol. She even related it's her 3rd day of her period today. 'Wonder how she exclaimed at it when looking back when I had my first menstruation, I was even to shy to tell my mother about it, hahaha!=)

Gosh! I really feel too old now that my niece had her first menstruation since Tuesday.e

09 September 2010

Thursday Thunks: You've Got Mail

Welcome to the September 9th edition of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want.
Write about it on your blog... simple as that.
Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!

Please only leave a link if you have written a Thursday Thunks post.
Don't forget to go visit the other
participants' blogs.
Read and comment about all their Thursday Thunks responses!
That's what all this is about after all, isn't it?
We'll have so much fun and become lifelong friends....

The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of Meg Ryan's Blouse and the number 33.

1. From whom did you get your last e-mail? **a Facebook notification message

2. What is the most recent movie that you have seen in a theater? **It was months ago, 'The Prince of Persia'

3. Have you ever seen a ghost? **No.

4. Ever loved someone so much it made you cry? **Of course

5. What are you most afraid of? **Getting sick and living alone someday.

6. What do you do when you are bored? **Listen to the sound of music.

7. Other than the author of this mess of a meme, whose blog are you most curious to see their answers? **Harriet's blog

8. Name three thing from your bucket list. **secret... sshhh sssshh..

9. Who was the last person who complimented you on how you looked, that actually was a surprise? **A friend from work

10. Do you remember Berleen? **Yes.

11. What was the last concert that you attended where the band was much better than you imagined? **Haven't attended a concert lately.

12. What’s the next band you’re either planning to see or want to? **Any bands will do. I always appreciate bands. =)

13. What were the last things do you imagine that Kimber threw off the roof? **fruit seeds? hahaha!

Inspired By A Stranger

I was on my way to work one fine night and I happened to have co-passenger who caught my attention. I took off my radio, kept my earphone and I listened to him talking to a girl friend. The girl told him that her life is a bit improved now compared to how her life was the years past back. She mentioned that at least now, she can still find time to study despite becoming a working student. I got surprised when this guy talked to her. He said why not her hardships become an inspiration for her to succeed. My heart was crumpled when he mentioned that GOD must really be present in our daily lives. Just like him who's I think working as a restaurant staff, he shared that even if he considered himself the busiest person in this world, he still finds time for God. He finds time to wake up early on Sundays so he could catch the early morning mass before work.

With this scenario, I was made to reflect on myself, in my relationship with God. I even feel that I am luckier compared to them because I was never a working student but I do admire the guy's drive to go on with life through sacrifices and his strong faith in GOD. With this, I came to realize that I should change the way I deal with the world, with my faith intact, with my relationship with God enhanced, and of course with my determination to sacrifice for the attainment of my success.

To someone I don't really personally know, my gratitude for the inspiring encounter I got.

08 September 2010

Wednesday Wickedness: Prince William

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness. We are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes. Each of our questions will be based on the quotes. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked Prince William. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!

1. “I've had lots of kids come up and ask for my autograph, I've had a grandmother stop me and ask me if I know a good place to buy underwear.” Where do you buy your underwear? **I buy mine in the department store or in any franchise dealer in the city.

2. “I'm always open for people saying I'm wrong because most of the time I am.” How often are you wrong? **I can never be perfect, that's all I can say. =)

3. “Harry can paint but I can't. He has our father's talent while I, on the other hand, am about the biggest idiot on a piece of canvas. I did do a couple of drawings at Eton which were put on display. Teachers thought they were examples of modern art, but in fact, I was just trying to paint a house!” What was the last thing that you drew? **I think I was asked to draw because I took a Draw-A-Person test.

4. “I do think I am a country boy at heart. I love the buzz of towns and going out with friends and sitting with them drinking and whatever -- it's fun -- but, at the same time, I like space and freedom.” How would you describe yourself? **I am just a simple person.

5. “I remember her as being a huge inspiration to me, someone to really look up to and admire.” He’s talking about his mom. Who do you admire? **I admire my parents too!

6. “I think it's very important that you make your own decision about what you are. Therefore you're responsible for your actions, so you don't blame other people.” How do you think you are about taking responsibility for your actions? ** I think I can handle things that I've decided of.

7. “My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring.” What are your guiding principles? **Life is what we make it that's why we have to make the most out of it. =)

8. “Only the mad girls chase me, I think.” When you were, or if you are, single: What type of people chased you? **Hmmm, committed? Lol. Just kidding.=)

9. “I don't deliberately select my friends because of their background. If I enjoy someone's company, then that's all that counts. I have many different friends who aren't from the same background as me and we get on really well -- it's brilliant.” How do you select your friends? **I don't select them. My heart chooses them.

10. “People say it's not ambitious, but it is actually quite ambitious wanting to help people.” When was the last time that you volunteered to help people? **I think with the type of job I got, staying overtime at work, extending help without any overtime pay can be counted as volunteerism.

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07 September 2010

Dealing With Life

Photo Credits: Pyzam.com

Life they say is what we make it. Thus, we should make the most out of life for we only have one chance to live in this world. It's up to all of us of how we live the life we got. Either you make it fruitful or make your life such a waste. No one can ever rule your life except yourself. As they say, we are life's own drivers and we direct our own lives and no one else does.

As I go on with life, I knew I am lucky. I may have failed so many times but I boldly dare to take whatever risk I encountered along the way. I am just so lucky to have achieved something to be proud of. At least, it gave me happiness and it gave meaning to my life. I can't afford to live wasting my life. I can't dare to live without doing anything. I can't dare to live as if I am lifeless because I haven't done something. I ought to do something. I must do something. In so doing, life would be more meaningful. At least when I die, I would die peacefully because I knew I did something worthwhile.

How about you?
What have you done something to make your life meaningful and fruitful?
Or have you done something OR just live wasting your life?
Come to think about it. Reflect. Discern.

04 September 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Majorly Personal Meme, Part The Last

Today we ripped this meme off a blog that is written by a group of high school students. The blog is called Eternal Fireworks. The writers are: Michael, Kynan, Alex, Kenny, Chris, Leo, Shelley, Athy, Bam, Tina, and Bnita. There is no statement as to where it came from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. It is a long meme and we shall do it in parts. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Majorly Personal Meme, Part The Last

Cheers to all of us thieves!

41. What are your plans for this weekend? **will surely attend mass which I've missed for how many Sundays already because of work.

42. Do you think someone might be thinking poorly about you? Why might that be? **Yes. I knew some consider me a nagger but I do nag with reasons.

42. What features don't you have that you would like on your cell? **cell? you mean the smallest unit in the body? Or perhaps a cellphone? How bout becoming specific on this. Lol.

43. How many people can comfortably sleep in your bed? **Maybe 3.

44. What are you hoping happens by the end of 2010? ** That there will be good news for me this time and hoping that my dreams will ever be realized.

45. What was the last video you watched on YouTube? **Survivor Philippines.

46. Would you ever agree to an open relationship with someone? **No.

47. Is there something that you could never give up? **My faith in GOD.

48. Would you, (or did you)i prefer a small, intimate wedding reception, or a big-scale, over-the-top reception? **I prefer a small, intimate wedding reception, someday.

49. What’s bothering you right now? ** Thinking how can I manage to do the chores at home when I get tired because of work. Can't imagine the unwashed dishes, almost-spoiled foods, dusty floor that needs to be swept.. etc...

50. Do you hate anyone? **I don't.

51. What were you doing at 12 am last night? **I was fast asleep.

52. Was this summer a good one? How warm was it where you live? **It isn't summer here but the temp is way too warm!

52. Is the last person you kissed before your current situation mad at you? **My niece? No.

53. Can a man and woman be friends without having feelings for each other? **Yes and I have a few guy friends with me.

54. Do you think long distance relationships work? If you’ve had one, tell us about it. **I think it's gonna work BUT trials can be inevitable. Proximity matters.

55. Do you know why it’s called “Random Boredom“? **I think I have an idea why.. Lol.

56. Do you thing that it’s always the man’s responsibility to initiate sex? **No.

57. Have you ever made love while you were in the same room with another couple? **No way.

58. Tell us the best thing about your current or most recent S/O. **Not applicable.

59. Tell us the worst thing about your current or most recent S/O. **Not applicable.

60. Would you write one question in today’s comments sop that we could have our followers allow us to steal their quests? We’ll need at least 15. **I'll try. Lol. =)

Thank you for playing this week on Sunday Stealing! Please leave a comment or link when you have posted. Feel free to stop back and visit other player’s posts. Have a great week. See you next Sunday!

Words From The Heart

To some who really knew me, to some who get to witness how I am each and everyday but never get to talk to me, or impressions maybe, I knew I am considered differently. In other words, I knew I am always perceived as somebody bad. I can't correct them for that. They are all entitled to their own opinion. BUT if they could only grasp what's inside my heart, then they'd probably know why.

I've been through a lot of struggles and trials, I shed so many tears, had my heart broken too many times not for my own sake, but to no avail, I still emerge as somebody different.

I just need these people to ever realize that what I am doing is not for my own self and is not stemmed out of selfishness. All I am doing is solely for them, all meant for them.

Sometimes I think of getting away and move out.
So they may learn to play the game of life themselves.

03 September 2010

Friday Fill-Ins: #192

FFI


Happy Labor Day weekend to all who celebrate it. And...here we go!

1. Family is LOVE.

2. Commuting can be tiring back and forth.

3. I love a person that surely knows how to value anybody else.

4. Eating with a hot and spicy sauce makes a good meal.

5. I've got the will to rule my world.

6. Stress & Sleepiness: wth!!!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleep early, tomorrow my plans include reporting for work early and Sunday, I want to hear mass after my AM shift!

When Time Seems To Stop One Fine Night

I was too busy Facebooking when suddenly I was confronted with thoughts concerning my future. It seemed like the time had stopped that one fine night. It made me discerned over such life's matters until I was able to formulate thoughts that stemmed from how I was really feeling from the inside. Seriously, I've been trying to reflect on how my life has been and how my life would be. It made me think about either nurturing that patience in me or taking all the risks and get to surpass everything. I was thinking too hard until I finally concluded this:

"If only I could choose where I am at, I would possible be somewhere I wanna be. However, I still believe that it pays enough to wait and let patience rules. I know someday, soon, everything will fall into place in accordance to God's plan for me. I always and will always rest my case to GOD no matter what."


I just hope I'll always be guided with the One Most High.
So Help Me GOD.

Rock 'N Roll Fridays: Nirvana

Hi and welcome to Rock 'n Roll Fridays. We are like other memes in that we will ask you thirteen questions each and every Friday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick an singer, band, era or category and pick thirteen of their lyrics. Each of our questions will be based on the lyrics. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked Nirvana. The song titles are in caps. Both the titles and the lyrics are in bold. Here's Rock 'n Roll Fridays!

1. ALL APOLOGIES
I wish I was like you
Easily Amused
Find my nest of Salt
Everything is my fault.

Is there a very popular form of entertainment most other people enjoy that does not amuse you? **some gag shows which I considered trying-hard-to-make-me-laugh shows!

2. COME AS YOU ARE
Come doused in mud, soaked in bleach, as I want you to be.
As a trend, as a friend, as an old memory. Aahhh.

What is the worst beauty or health product or regime you have ever tried? **a foundation which was believed to be an imported one but it wasn't really good cos I found it hard to remove it on my face.

3. DUMB
We’ll float around
And hang out on clouds
Then we’ll come down
And have a hangover.

What is your mind-bender of choice? ** W.I.N.E.

4. DON’T WANT IT ALL
He had removed us
All the styles of heresy
Finally he appeared unexpectedly
Looking for the company.

Who in your family would you like to see more of? **parents

5. HALF THE MAN I USED TO BE
I’m half the man I used to be
This feeling as the dawn
It fades to gray.

What part of your physical body has changed the most in the past 10 years? **eyebrows, hahaha! I had them threaded or shaved unlike before which looked like a mini-forest, haha!

6. HEART SHAPED BOX
She has me like a Pisces when I am weak
I’ve been locked inside your heart shaped box for weeks.

Do you resemble the attributes of your birthsign? **I think so.=)

7. LITHIUM
Sunday morning is every day for all I care.
And I’m not scared.
Light my candles in a daze cause I found god.

If you are a spiritual person, what is your favorite ritual or part of church service? **my favorite part? It's Communion.

8. RAPE ME
Hate me. Do it and do it again.
Waste me, rape me my friend.

What rebellious act have you committed? **None so far.

9. LOVE GUN
I really love you baby. I love what you’ve got.
Let’s get together we can get hot.
No more tomorrow baby, time is today.
Girl I can make you feel okay.

What is your favorite first date activity? **Chatting for hours!

10. SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
With the lights out, it’s less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us.
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us.

Would you rather go to a movie, a concert, or the theater? **I'd rather go to a concert.

11. STAIN
Well he never bleeds and he never fucks
And he never leaves cuz he’s got bad luck
Well he never reads and he never draws
And he never sleeps cuz he’s got bad luck.

What are you afraid to try for fear of failure? **playing the game of love

12. OH ME
I can’t see the end of me
My whole expanse I cannot see
I formulate infinity
And store it deep inside of me.

What will you be doing when you are 75 years old? **I hope I'd already meet that generativity stage according to Erik Erikson , a famous Psych theorist.

13. ABOUT A GIRL
I’m standing in your line.
I do hope you have the time
I do pick up number 2
I do keep a date with you.

Have you considered (or when you were single), having a one night stand? **With a stranger? No way!


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02 September 2010

Thursday Thunks: At the Zoo: TT100

Congratulations to
KIMBER & BERLEEN!
at once a week...a great milestone

Welcome to the September 2nd edition of
Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want.
Write about it on your blog... simple as that.
Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!

Please only leave a link if you have written a Thursday Thunks post.
Don't forget to go visit the other
participants' blogs.
Read and comment about all their Thursday Thunks responses!
That's what all this is about after all, isn't it?
We'll have so much fun and become lifelong friends....

The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of my neighbor's wife's eyes and the number 33,333.

1. Would you rather have a pet hippo or a pet elephant? **A pet elephant would be fine and is less scary compared to a pet hippo with its sharp and long tusks!

2. Why do you think bananas are shaped the way they are? **I don't know neither hahaha!

3. In one word (OK, you can go three to four MAX) , what do most people describe you as? **I can be nice hahaha!

4. Choice (stupid but a choice…): Loss of vision, ability to speak or hearing - which do you choose? (you have to choose one....) It's like a law. But we can't make you. **Ability to speak is what I chose in here.

5. Do you like lemons? Do you use them to clean with or just as a food source? Or are you saving them up for 2012? **I like to use lemons in my calamansi juice as a healthy drink to relieve cough. I rarely use them to clean our sink though my mom taught me how when I was younger. Just curious. What's in 2012 and why is it correlated to saving lemons up to 2012? =)

6. When you are feeling icky with that sickness feeling, what is your first choice for feel-better medicine? **Feel better? No meds taken at first. Rest and sleep is what I needed the most. I tried to drink a warm milk before hitting the sheets and it's effective!=)

7. You are starving. You have not had anything to eat for days. In front of you is poison ivy, a live hissing cockroach, and a rotten stinky piece of some sort of mystery meat to eat. Which would you pick and why? **Got no choice. I'd rather not enough. =) I'd rather die from starving than complicating my body that results from poison or excessive diarrhea..

8. Who was the last person you bought a present for? What was it? Will you buy Berleen one? **I bought a present for my god daughter whose 1st birthday was held 2 Sundays ago. It was a cute set of panties =) You think Berleen will like a cute panty for a present too? =)

9. Name 3 things you want your kids to learn before they grow up. (If you don't have kids, feel free to explain to the other players why you chose the “no kids“ choice. Yea. I know. (Those who have children will NEVER get it. And no, don‘t explain it…) ** I wish my future kids would learn values such as LOVE, RESPECT, and treasuring PEOPLE =)

10. What was your favorite toy as a child? What happened to it? **A cute doll which I think had long been lost.

11. If you could paint your house ANY color you wanted and your friends, family & neighbors would love the color from the moment they saw it, what would it be? **I'd have it either blue or green =)

12. If the Pillsbury Dough Boy got into a fight with Mrs. Butterworth who would win? And would anybody get hurt? And do we seem desperate even asking? **I am actually too desperate to identify WHO or how these two are connected, LOL!

13. What was the last thing you would guess that Kimber took a picture of? Oh. And consider the meme listed below. Click on it. It rocks. **My wild guess? I think it's the logo of a Friday's meme below.. Am i right? =)

Tomorrow, please join us!
This is a GREAT meme...
This week features the lyrics of ELVIS!

Everyone wants to know~ Why haven't you joined
ICForums yet?

Whatta Gloomy OFF DAy!

Today is my 3rd off day and surprisingly, I noticed a gloomy weather out there though the sun's rays are still embedded under those dark clouds. I am still very positive that the sun's gonna come out in the next few hours. Well, they really should come out cos I am going to be out too! I need to see to see my eye doctor for another round of eye check up. Can't wait to listen to her suggestions concerning my eye regimen. I hope it's going to be a fruitful day today.

Meanwhile, I am a bit busy watching Survivor Philippines Celebrity Edition online. =)

01 September 2010

Wednesday WIckedness: Marilyn

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness. We are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes. Each of our questions will be based on the quotes. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked Marilyn Monroe. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!

1. "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." When are you are at you’re best? **I think I am best in listening, listening without judging whatever a person has to say.

2. "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." Do you ever think that you are boring? **I don't think so. If I am, I wouldn't have gotten compliments such as "you're a sensible person to talk to" =)

3. "A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left." Did you ever break off a relationship because you wanted to be the one to do it?`**No.

4. "It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone." Do you feel that she is correct? **Yes oh yes!

5. "Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer?" What was the last thing that you didn’t plan on doing but then thought, “What the hell!”? **Sending someone a message whom I think isn't happy when I do so.

6. "We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets." Do you have any major regrets? **Yes but I don't feel regretful though cos after all I may not be what I am now if I keep on regretting and just dwell on the thought that I could have done something.

7. "What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course." What do you wear to bed? **shorts and sandos

8. "It’s better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what your not." Have you ever pretended to be someone you are not because it was easier? **No.

9. "I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing." Are you usually on time for events or appointments? ** Usually on time =)

10. "Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about." What makes you smile? ** The thought that I am still alive & of course happy thoughts either of someone or something =)

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Still With Migraine Attacks

At present, I am still experiencing my migraine attacks. I usually notice that it's coming because of the its 'aura' long before I experience an aching head. Thank GOD I am always relieve whenever I take my analgesic which is Paracetamol. Recently, I try to keep at hand an analgesic so when I experience such 'aura', I'd take them right away to keep me from experiencing such terrible headaches. I also tend to limit my usage online so as not to be greatly exposed to this notebook's radiation. I am trying to modify my resting hours too! As much as possible, I'd like to have longer hours when sleeping which I'm happy to note that I've already achieved. I hope and pray that I am still as healthy as EVER!