Friday, November 30, 2007

To get started...

I bought some scrapbooking materials at National Bookstore. Whew! I didn't know that bookscrapping materials are kinda expensive. Well, I'm happy naman with what I bought so it's okay for me na din. I also bought a book with free scrapping materials inside. It teaches you the basic of scrapbooking: basic skills, basic tools and a lot more. What I like about scrapbooking is it is all about preserving memories for generations still to come. Of course, I want to show my "works" to my grandchildren someday. c",)

Scrapping all the way! LOL.

My very first scrapping book

what's inside...

what's inside...

Feast One Hundred and Seventy

What is your favorite carnival/amusement park ride?
I like Disneyland's Space Mountain. It's a roller coaster outer space ride! I love adrenaline rush!

How do you react in uncomfortable social situations?
I just keep quiet and pray it'll gonna end soon.

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy discussing deep, philosophical topics?
Hmm, 1. Not my cup of tea. c",)

Main Course
Did you get a flu shot this year? If not, do you plan to?
No... but I had it last year. Maybe I'm just gonna have one next year (2008).

Approximately how many hours per week do you spend watching television?
Let's see, probably around 30 hours a week in total. So that's like 3-4 hours a day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I went on a 1-hour undertime this morning because I want to rush off to Department of Foreign Affairs (Clark) for my passport renewal. My passport has expired last November 22... It's my fault, I overlooked it. Now, upon arriving in the area, DFA is closed! According to their security guard, they're not re-issuing passports anymore, not until January or February daw. Also, he said that I have to go to DFA Manila if I want my passport renewed and it will take up to a month before it will be released if ever (26 business days)...

November 26--- DFA's issuing the new passport already daw. Passports are gonna be Maroon...not the Dark Green one anymore. And there's this finger scanning pa daw to avoid alteration or faking of some passports. By the way, pictures on passports now are in BLUE background, no more WHITE background.

My gawd! My Tita and I are going to Bangkok this December pa naman! Bad trip!

What's Your Holiday Stress Level?

Your Holiday Stress Level is Moderate

The holidays sometimes stress you out, but mostly because they wear you down.
Take it easy! You can have a fun holiday without running yourself ragged.
I'm tagging Cecil, Jhona, Ivy & Lorie

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

On scrapping...

Yes, I'm still on digi and scrapbooking. Thanks to Alpha and Lorie.

Alpha gave me this website which features a lot of digiscrappers' beautiful lay-outs. I opened an account with them.

Lorie, this ScrapbookFlair is really great! I took advantage of their free CD wherein I'll be able to get alot of individual backgrounds, embellishements and templates. This CD is a must have. All you have to do is pay the shipping and handling fee of $4.00 (US) and $7.95 (International). Hope I get my free CD by next week!


Yesterday afternoon while watching a noontime show in my room, our 4 dogs started to bark at the same time. I felt dizzy so I just yelled at them to stop barking. I lay down flat on my bed. Looking up my room's ceiling, I noticed my mini chandelier's little crytal balls are moving left and right. That's when I realized I'm not dizzy after all, it's an earthquake. I felt scared because I was alone in the house. I just cuddled my little dog and waited for the quake to stop.

In the news, Manila was hit by the earthquake with intensity 3. The magnitude was only 5.4 and thank God, there wasn't any reports of damage or injury...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

On digi & scrapbooking...

I really want to know more about these two stuff. Actually, I have a scrapbook but it's not as beautiful as the works of Diane and some of the scrappers here. Now, I'm planning to buy alot of scrapbooking materials this coming Chrismas as a gift to myself.

I have chatted with Diane the other day & we talked about digiscrap & scrapbooking. I told her how I adore Alpha, Shabem & her works. For digiscrapping, I bought an Adobe Photoshop CS 3 for a start. Shabem advised me this so that I could edit some of my personal fave pics. Hah! I don't know if the Photoshop program is hard to learn or it is just me who really doesn't know how to understand and use the program.

Hopefully, I'll be able to show my first work here and hope you will like it.

My mom...

Many have thought she's my older sister. Some says we are very much look-alike. She just smile everytime someone says that. It's a compliment on her part (she's like my older sister thing part) but not for me. Grrr.... But are we?

She's my mom. She's my bestfriend as well. I can almost tell her everything what is happening in my life. She's only 19 years old when she had me. I'm 27. Now, do the math! She looks younger than her age, that's my opinion. LOL.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I can't sleep...

It's my day off and I'm suppose to be sleeping soundly but to my dismay, I'm not. I slept probably around 10pm last night then woke up around 12mn...again woke up by 1am. I keep on tossing myself around my bed, trying to get a good sleeping position. My phone beeped. Upon checking & reading some text messages, i saw the time & it's already 2:30am! Whaaat! I didn't notice that an hour passed already. Maybe my body clock is already adjusted on my work schedule. Yeah, I've been on grave yard shift for almost 5 months already.

Around 3am, I just decided to turn on the computer and do some net surfing & bloghopping. Good thing, Lisa & Kitty has tags for me. That will keep me busy enough for me to get sleepy again. I didn't notice that the sun is rising up already. That means one thing, i wasn't able to get a good night sleep!

My mom's awake now. She's watching an early morning show in ABS-CBN, "Kumikitang Pangkabuhayan" I think, hosted by Amy Perez. She wants us to go to SM Clark 'coz she saw in the show that SM Clark is featuring these businesses, products, services & places which other countries are proud of. Now, I won't be able to go back to sleep even more... tsk...tsk...tsk...

5 Things

Kitty tagged me on this one.

5 things found in my bag

  • wallet
  • holy rosary
  • wet tissues
  • hanky
  • cellphone

5 things found in my wallet

  • money
  • atm & credit cards
  • IDs'
  • receipts
  • business cards
5 things found in my room
  • bed
  • TV
  • aircon
  • computer
  • cabinet
5 things I've always wanted to do
  • learn how to make a beautiful scrapbook
  • learn how to digiscrap
  • learn how to cook more
  • take up a second course (still don't know what...)
  • have a whole day spa treat

5 things I'm currently into

  • blogging
  • watching movies
  • eating out with friends
  • doing some early christmas shopping
  • playing with my dogs
5 people to tag for this meme

12 Months

Lisa tagged me...

1.Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2.Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3.Pick your month of birth.
4.Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5.Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6.Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

I was born in the month of October:

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

Twelve Months
JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

Now, I'm tagging Angela, Annette, Arlene, Darlene, Diane, Dorxie, Erra, Garf, Jackie, Jenny, Rosemarie. Whew!

Salty Coffee

An amazing Love Story...found this one at My Friendster's bulletin:

He met her at a party. She was so beautiful, many guys were chasing after her, while he was so plain and simple, nobody paid attention to him.

At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised, but to be polite, she consented. They went to a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, she thought, please, let me go home....suddenly he asked the waiter.

"Would you please give me some salt? I'd like to put it in my coffee."

Everybody stared at him, How strange! His face turned red, but still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it.

She asked him curiously; why you have salt in your coffee? He replied: "when I was a little boy, I lived near the sea, I like playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my parents who still lives there". While saying that tears filled his eyes. She was deeply touched.

That 's his true feelings, from the bottom of his heart. A man who can share his home sickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home,has ties to his home.

Then she also started to speak, spoke about her faraway hometown, her childhood, her family. That was a really nice talk, also a beautiful beginning of their story.

They continued to date. She found that he was actually a man who meets all her demands; he had tolerance, was kind hearted, warm, careful. He was such a good person but she almost missed knowing him! Thanks to his salty coffee!

The story ended just like every beautiful love story , the princess married the prince, then they lived happily ever after... And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in it, as she knew that's the way he liked it.

After 40 years, he passed away, left her a letter which said: "My dearest, please forgive me, I have been lying my whole life. This was the only lie I told you---the salty coffee.

Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time, actually I wanted some sugar, but I said salt. It was hard for me to change it, so I just went ahead. I neverthought that could be the start of our conversation! I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do that, as I have promised not to lie to you about anything. Now I'm dying, I'm afraid of nothing so I can tell you the truth: I don't like the salty coffee, what a strange bad taste.. But I have had the salty coffee for my whole life!

Since I met you, I don't ever feel sorry for everything I did for you. "Having you with me is the biggest thrill of my whole life. If I can live a second time around, I would still want to know you and have you for the rest of my life,even though I have to drink the salty coffee again". Her tears made the letter totally wet.

One day, someone asked her: how did the salty coffee taste? It was very sweet, she replied.

Love is not to forget but to forgive,not to see but to understand, not to hear but to listen, not to let go but to hold on...

Don't ever leave the one you love for the one you like, because the one you like will leave you for the one they love.

Friday, November 23, 2007

At last...

it's Saturday once again and it's my day-off. Weehee!!!

Okay, I got out in the office at exactly 10am. Some of my reps asked me if I want to join them go to SM and eat fishballs and kikiam...of course I said yes. It's been a month since I last ate those street foods. My mom doesn't want me eating those food specially the ones talaga sa street. I might get cholera daw. It's not everyday naman when I eat those eh.

After that, we just strolled at the mall. We were trying to find a silver necklace for Pam's boyfriend (one of my agent) at Silver Best. To my surprise, even Silvers are kind of expensive na din pala! Pam was eyeing a silver dog tag and it cost P2k plus! And I saw a Tiffany & Co. heart chain look alike necklace and it cost P5k! Whew! I didn't know that they're pricing silvers as such!

Then I went to the kiosk of Star Cruises, I asked the Sales Executive for some brochures and a quotation of their traveling fee. Upon seeing just the picture of the gigantic ship, I wish I win the lottery so that I could experience the brilliance of a World-Class Megaship in Asia Pacific. I wish to cruise someday, who knows I'll have excess money on my Christmas bonus. Asa pa! c",)

Friday's Feast

Imagine that you are deaf, dumb and insensitive to touch.What other image of happiness could you have?
My family and everything I see around me will still give me happiness.

Do you collect anything?
Yes, pictures. Got to capture every moment in our lives.

When do you start your Christmas?
When the "BER" months starts. LOL.

Main Course
What would you do if you were in a corner and a snake was staring you down?
I'm not gonna move 'til the snake goes away. My mom said snakes can't's just the vibrations they are feeling.

If you were in the library and had gas
I'll do the "no reaction" look. LOL.

"Be The Blog"

Thanks Eds for this award...

"Be The Blog" award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can "be the blog" - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."

Now, I'm passing this to Irel, Alpha, Annette, Darlene, Diane & Lorie.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

WaMu Party

It was our last day yesterday of work and we had a Thanksgiving breakfast party with our WaMu family (Washington Mutual Bank). Our account is closed for 2 days in observance of Thanksgiving in US. After the breakfast, we had some raffle prizes to be drawn then we played B-I-N-G-O! Sadly, I didn't win...

Some of my agents...

WaMu Operations people

WaMu Operations people

5 Things to look back...

Tagged by Nova.

1. Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given below.
2. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.
3. Don’t forget to read the archived post and leave comments.

Link 1 must be about FAMILY - Our yearly "Halloween Trick or Treat"

Link 2 must be about FRIEND - My Bestfrined

Link 3 must be about YOURSELF- c",)

Link 4 must be about YOUR LOVE- i haven't written about him here yet... i'm gonna put my "luv" for now...

Link 5 can be ANYTHING YOU LIKE- yummy!!!

I'm tagging Vina, Norms, Marie, Pinaypay & Darlene.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Beautiful & Sexy Awards

Joey gave this award to me... Thank you sooo much!!!
Wow, I feel I'm so sexy and beautiful... But what's important is not the outside but the beauty and sexiness of each and everyone of us INSIDE.
I pass this award to Pam, Vina, Linsayhi, Marie, Toni, Allinkorea & Rems.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Easy Oreo Truffles

I got this recipe to one of the Mommy bloggers (tegdirb92). She has a lot of recipes on her site. Visit her here. The truffles are so mouth watering and I'm planning to make this recipe nextweek. I'm sharing it with you...Grab it!

EASY Oreo Truffles
1 pkg. (1 lb. 2 oz.) OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, finely crushed, divided1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened2 pkg. (8 squares each)
Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted or you can also use good quality chocolate chips

The ingredients

Mix 3 cups of the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well blended.

Shape into 42 (1-inch) balls. Freeze cookie balls for about an hour (the cold helps the chocolate adhere easier).

Melt chocolate over a double boiler or if you don't have one, a metal or glass bowl over a pot of boiling water works just as well. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet.

Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store any leftover truffles in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Melissa Fever

I'm just wondering why my officemates go gaga over Melissa shoes. To think, they're just some jelly, rubbery shoes. I can't help but think- Why? Maybe these are just another Havaianas in the making which became a household name to alot of people.

I decided to surf the net and found a Melissa site and FAQs too:

What makes MELISSA so special?
There’s so much to say...
• The designs are… Fun! Cute! Unique!
• Take a whiff of MELISSA, and you’ll notice the candy-licious smell!
• Very comfortable! Patented MELFLEX materialmolds to the shape of your feet! • MELISSAs are RECYCLABLE! Save Mother Earth!
• Collaborations respected designers! Such asJudy Blame (Part of Louis Vuitton Design Team),Alexandre Herchcovitch (was part of 2001Paris Fashion Week, 2004-2007 New YorkFashion Week)

All these things bring truth to our belief that: “Melissa is not just a shoe, it’s the ultimate fashion accessory!”

1. What is MELFLEXTM?
For years now, the biggest challenge has been to develop a material which could be easily molded to the foot, providing superior comfort in relation to other products currently on the market. This formula was developed in MELISSA’s laboratories.
The result is a composition called MELFLEXTM. This material has characteristics which provide improved elasticity, impermeability and resistance. Its formula contains products which are hypoallergenic and 100% safe to your health. It is odorless, neutral and natural. MELFLEXTM maintains its special properties even after being recycled. MELISSA searches for innovation in a variety of fields, including those which are not related to footwear production, in order to boost the performance of MELFLEXTM.

2.Where does MELISSA come from?
MELISSAs are made exclusively by Grendene, the parent company of MELISSA. Grendene has 12 factories and over 20,000 employees, which allows it to manufacture a whopping 176 million pairs of shoes a year!
In the Philippines, Istila Companhia is the exclusive distributor of MELISSA.

3.Where can I buy MELISSAs?
MELISSA is an international brand, and is available in many of the trendiest fashion boutiques in the world.
In the Philippines, we at Istila Companhia apply a rigorous selection process to determine the most suitable establishments to carry the brand. Please click on the “Where to Buy” link for a complete list of authorized retailers in the country. We are currently in the process of expanding our distribution coverage to more establishments both within Metro Manila and in the provinces.
It is important that you purchase your pair of MELISSAs only at authorized establishments to ensure that you receive the genuine article.Can I purchase Melissa directly From the Distributor?Istila Companhia, the exclusive distributor of Melissa in the Philippines, does not sell direct to customers at this time. However, we may help you find your pair by informing you about what are available in stores and by referring you to an outlet.

4. Can I buy MELISSAs over the Internet?
At the moment, MELISSAs are not available for purchase over the Internet. No company or individual has been authorized to sell MELISSAs in the Philippines through the Internet.

5. Are all styles of MELISSAs available at any authorized retailer?
The styles that an establishment carries vary from one authorized retailer to another. What is available in one store will not necessarily be available in another store. What is the typical cost of a pair of MELISSAs?For our current collection, the prices of MELISSAs ranges from P2,495 to P4,395, depending on the design. We practice uniform pricing across all our authorized retailers. MELISSAs sold at significantly lower prices by unauthorized retailers may possibly be fake or defective.

©2007 Istila Companhia. Site by Paul Hidalgo

Super Star Award

Thanks Diane for this award!

I'm a Super Star Blogger!

I'm passing this Superstar awards to my blogger friends Annette, Yvette, Jane, Arlene, Eds, Vanidosa Marie & Jody

Tagged by Annette

Annette asked me this question that made me start recalling my first visitors...

Question tag: Who was your very first guest on your site?

I really don't remember whose my very first guest but what I recall based from my "Recent reader's community", Annette, Jane & Yvette's nameswere there and from other bloggers, it's Alpha, Jody & Kitty's names.

I'm passing the same question to: Alpha, Jody, Mari, Lutchie & Liza.

Brand Tag

Got it from Alpha...

1) What’s the brand of your wristwatch? Fossil, Nike, Anne Klein, Tommy Hilfiger

2) What’s the brand of your bracelet? Love bangle bracelet like the one of Cartier

3) What’s the brand of your cell phone? Motorola

4) What’s the brand of your computer? Asus

5) What’s the brand of your bags? Mostly Ralph Lauren but I have a Coach, some Guess, Xoxo, BCBG, Nine West, Baby Phat and some nice bags I got from 168. My bags are mostly care of my aunt whose based in US.

6) What’s the brand of your undies? Hang ten, Victoria' s Secrets (again c/o my aunt)

7) What’s the brand of your flip-flops? Banana Peel, Havaianas & Old Navy

8 ) What’s the brand of your shoes? CMG, Celine, Nine West, Bally, So! Fab, Sketchers and some from other local brands

9) What’s the brand of your wallet? Right now I'm using the Baby Phat one

10) What’s the brand of your shirts? Lacoste, Kamiseta, Bayo, Old Navy, Giordano and others brands from tiangges.

11) What’s the brand of your TV?Sony & Panasonic

12) What’s the brand of your cars? Honda

13) What’s the brand of your mp3 player? don't have one

14) What’s the brand of your make up? MAC, Estee Lauder, Jane, Shisheido, Clinique, Body Shop

15) What’s the brand of your shampoo and conditioner? Palmolive Naturals

16) What’s the brand of your jeans? Levi's, Xoxo, Baby Phat, Guess & jeans from tiangges like Chilli Papa, Pot Belly, Angel & the like...

17) What’s the brand of your laundry soap? Tide with Downy

18.) What’s the brand of your lotion? Bath & Body Works- I have a lot...c/o my aunt again

19) What’s the brand of your toothpaste? Colgate

20) What’s the brand of your ballpen? Faber Castell- its ball point is .5mm which makes my handwriting looks legible

Anyone can snag this...


Yesterday, after watching One More Chance at SM Clark, my officemate and I decided to play Bingo.

My Gawd, I could have win the "semi-grand prize" worth P5K for the Black out Bingo... one number to go O-74...

The last number that was drawn was O-70! Goodness gracious!

My cards...

Seriously Bingo...

Baldy and Ugly

My dog Puffy is not as cute as he was before... :-(

We really needed to get him groomed because most of his hair around his body is tangled up! Gosh, I spent P500 for his grooming! I'm just spending P200 for my haircut and my poochie's cut is more than mine!

My mom took him at the veterinary clinic around 9am, and I picked him up around 3:30pm... Upon seeing him, I got a little sad because he doesn't look good. He's not a cutie pie anymore. The doctor said his fur will start to grow back in a month's time and his fluffy hair in about 3-4 months. Hah! That long? I can't wait!

Baby Puffy

Ugly Puffy

Oh no! He looks like a Hyena!

Before he was groomed...

Long-haired Puffy

Friday, November 16, 2007

Feast One Hundred and Sixty Nine

What was your first “real” job?
I'm a callcenter agent

Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
Beach- make sandcastles

Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
I make jokes and nobody would laugh. :-)

Main Course
What values did your parents instill in you?
To learn how to forgive others even if they did something not good at you, be God fearing and be content on what you have...

Name 3 fads from your teenage years.

-Converse Chuck Taylor's shoe

-Mc Hammer & Vanilla Ice

-Mary Jane's & Dr. Marten's shoes

Join Friday's Feast here...

I'm Sponge Bob Square Pants!

Tagged by Lorie & Pam...

Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character do you most resemble? A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test. Answer all the questions (only 10) with what describes you best, add up all your Points (which are next to the answer that you choose) at the end and look for your results. Do not cheat by looking at the end of this post before you are done. Then ask your Friends to answer it. (Make sure to Highlight your answers)

1. Which one of the following describes the perfect date?.
a) Candlelight dinner (4 pts.).
b) Fun/Theme Park (2 pts.).
c) Painting in the park (5 pts).
d) Rock concert (1 pt.).
e) Going to the movies (3 pts.)

2. What is your favorite type of music?.
a) Rock and Roll (2 pts.).
b) Alternative (1 pt.).
c) Soft Rock (4 pts.).
d) Country (5 pts.).
e) Pop (3 pts.)

3. What type of movies do you prefer?.
a) Comedy (2 pts.).
b) Horror (1 pt.).
c) Musical (3 pts.).
d) Romance (4 pts.).
e) Documentary (5 pts.)

4.. Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could choose one of these?.
a) Waiter (4 pts.).
b) Professional Sports Player (5 pts.).
c) Teacher (3 pts.)
d) Police (2 pts.).
e) Cashier (1 pt)

5 . What do you do with your spare time?.
a) Exercise (5 pts.).
b) Read (4 pts.).
c) Watch television (2 pts.).
d) Listen to music (1 pt.).
e) Sleep (3 pts.)

6. Which one of the following colors do you like best?.
a) Yellow (1 pt.) .
b) White (5 pts.) .
c) Sky Blue (3 pts.) .
d) Dark Blue (2 pts.) .
e) Red (4 pts.)

7. What do you prefer to eat? .
a) Snow (3 pts.) .
b) Pizza (2 pts.) .
c) Sushi (1 pt.) .
d) Pasta (4 pts.)
e) Salad (5 pts.)

8 What is your favorite holiday? .
a) Halloween (1 pt.) .
b) Christmas (3 pts.)
c) New Year (2 pts.) .
d) Valentine's Day (4 pts.) .
e) Thanksgiving (5 pts.)

9. If you could go to one of these places which one would it be? .
a) Paris (4 pts) .
b) Spain (5 pts) .
c) Las Vegas (1 pt).
d) Hawaii (4 pts).
e) Hollywood (3 pts)

10. With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?.
a) Someone Smart (5 pts.).
b) Someone attractive (2 pts.).
c) Someone who likes to Party (1 pt.).
d) Someone who always has fun (3 pts.).
e) Someone very sentimental (4 pts.)

Now add up your points and find out the answer you have been waiting for!Put your character in the subject line and forward to your friends and back to the person that sent this to you. Very interesting to see 'who' your friends are!

(10-16 points) You are Garfield : You are very comfortable, easy going, and you definitely know how to have fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme. You always know what you are doing and you are always in control of your life. Others may not see things as you do, but that doesn't mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember, your happy spirit may hurt you or others.

(17-23 points) You are Snoopy:You are fun, you are very cool and popular. You always know what's i nand you are never are out of style You are good at knowing how to satisfy everyone else. You have probably disappeared for a few days more than once but you always come home with the family values that you learned Being married and having children are important to you, but only after you have had your share of fun times

(24-28 points) You are Elmo:You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing togive advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic andyou always see the bright side of things. Some good advice: try not to be too much of a dreamer. Dreaming too big could cause many conflicts in your life.

(29-35 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants:You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friendthat anyone could ever have and never wants to lose. You never cause harm to anyone and they would never not understand your feelings. Life is a journey, it's funny and calm for the most part. Stay away from traitors and jealous people, and you will be stress free.

(36-43 points) You are Charlie Brown: You are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very serious about all relationships. You are a family person. You call your Mom every Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a few Birthdays. Don't let your passion confuse you with reality.

(44-50 points) You are Dexter:You are smart and definitely a thinker... Every situation is frontedwith a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strong family principles. You maintain a stable routine but never ignore a bad situation when it comes. Try to do less over thinking every once in a while to spice things up a bit with spontaneity!

Anyone can snag this...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Question tag from Eds

Who's Blog do you admire most?

Hmmm. This is a though one Eds ha.....

Jane's blog- It's the first blog I read here on Blogspot but I wasn't a member that time so secret ang identitiy ko... and also because of Sophia! Sorry Jane ha, di ikaw ang bida. LOL.

Alpha's blog- because of her photography (and digiscrapping) ...I always look forward sa Photohunt nya.

Diane, Shabem and all digiscrappers' blogs - I super love their works, their lay-outs... Naku, I desperately want to know how to digiscrap kaya lang I don't know where to start. I envy those people who know how...

Tagged by Erra

Erra passed this to me...

Here are the rules: When tagged, you have to link to the person who tagged you. Post the rules just before your list, then list eight random facts about yourself. At the end of your post, you must tag and link to eight other people.

1. I'm a Softball varsitarian when I was in highschool. My mom asked me to quit because I'm starting to have muscles sa legs and I always have some bruises whenever I go home.

2. I know how to swim, I took swimming lessons when I was in 4th grade, but when it comes to open waters like beaches, I'm scared to's like the water is swallowing me!

3. I'm an only child. My mom says I'm a spoiled brat. I don't think so...just spoiled but not brat. Okay, sometimes I'm a brat. LOL.

4. My mom still shops for me...only child nga eh. Wala na silang ibang pagkakagastusan. Hehehe.

5. I'm poor in dad always scold me whenever I'm driving. Mahina daw loob ko.

6. I met my bestfriend when we were still in college. Mathematically, we've known each other for 11 years! She's my kumare now...I'm a godmother to her unica hija.

7. I'm crazy when I'm in love... need I say more?

8. I love keeping things I get from other people specially who appreciates me alot. Everything has a sentimental value to me.

Now, I'm tagging Eds, Angela, Vina, Liza, Yvette, Annette, Mhay & Darlene.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Friendship Award from Jody

Thanks Jody for this Friendship Award! I really appreciate it!

"In this blogosphere, I wish to gain more friends...friends who can be there for you not just physically but emotionally & spiritually."

I'm giving this to my "highschoolmates" who are now my "bloggermates": Yvette, Annette, Jane, Eds & Arlene.

Also I'm passing this to my new found friends here: alpha, nova, shabem, chi, darlene, diane, liza, joy, peachy & kitty

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Things Every Woman Should Try

They say life is short, but let's face it—in a world of routine, debt and stress, it can seem like a long walk on a slow treadmill. Too many women rely on men to make them happy, but it's time to take matters into your own hands. If you feel like your days have been stuck on autopilot, don't worry! We've found 10 real-world ways to take your life from Groundhog Day to grand—in no time flat.

Go on a Non-Diet (If Just for the Weekend)
The Rut:
You avoid the office cookie jar, count the calories in your carrots and refer to yourself as "bad" if you dare enjoy a slice of your own birthday cake. Hating our bodies has become such a pastime that running down a list of flaws to friends actually counts as conversation. How boring!
Try It! Deprivation may be commendable in the Nicole Richie Book of Health but it hardly makes for a full life, so give it a rest already! Enjoy the wine, twirl the pasta and order that slice of Key Lime pie! Just as eating salad for one day won't make you thin, a few fun dinners with friends won't make you fat. And best of all? You'll have memories that will last much longer than those meals.

Book Your Dream Vacation—Go Alone if you Have to!
The Rut:
You've always wanted to see Rome, and you bet the Foie Gras in Toulouse would be heavenly. You'd love to go, but you never seem to have the time and even if you did, you don't have anyone to share it with.
Try It! We'd all love to live out our own Under The Tuscan Sun experience but when it comes to booking the flight? Let's face it—it's easier to make excuses than get off our cabooses and go. The truth is that the time is never "right" to do something amazing. If it were, we'd be having life-changing experiences every Tuesday. You have to make the time. And please, know that you don't need a boyfriend to taste tiramisu in Capri. (Who knows? You might meet one there!)

Cut The Credit Card Noose!
The Rut:
College is a distant memory and your salary's up-to-par—but you wouldn't know it based on your dorm lifestyle! Those credit card payments are really throwing a wrench...
Try It! Call your credit card companies and renegotiate your APR—there's a good chance it's higher than you realize. Then, open up a separate savings account because you are about to save some serious cash, lady.

Kick Your Celebrity Addiction
The Rut:
You log onto your favorite blog every hour and can detail Mariah's favorite foods in alphabetical order. In fact, you know more about the relationship between Nicole and Paris than you do your own friendships.
Try It! Toss the tabloids and pick up the phone. Catch up with old friends, browse your local bookstore and get to know the world you live in, instead of pressing your face against the celebrity fishbowl all the time. Added bonus: There's a good chance you'll start to feel better about yourself when you stop staring at a lifestyle you cannot afford and skin that's been Photoshop-ed!

Date Yourself—Exclusively
The Rut:
You want to find a guy, settle down and have a baby—but another bad coffee date might throw you over the edge.
Try It! If dating has become draining, it's time to go on hiatus. Taking time to enjoy your own life, pamper your passions, hone your hobbies and truly get to know yourself will not only revive your spirit but also make you more apt to look for a solid partner, not just "find a guy." Log onto CitySearch to find great new restaurants to try and learn about events in your area. Plus, the best way to find someone who shares your interests is to indulge your interests!

Work at Your Dream Job
The Rut:
You know that finance isn't your forte and you'd really love to be a writer—but your approaching 30 and now it's just too late, right? Wrong.
Try It! Whether it's writing, accounting or opening your own bake shop, there is no reason you can't be doing something you love while earning a solid paycheck. You just have to be smart about it. Start a blog, take a class or sell cookies out of your kitchen on the side while you work at your current position. The more you indulge your dreams as a hobby, the more likely it is that it will ignite your passion and have you brainstorming new ways to make your dreams come true. Motion creates motion: Sitting there complaining that you missed your chance will get you nowhere fast.

Have Amazing, Meaningless Sex
The Rut:
That hot and sexy Antonio-Banderas-in-his-prime neighbor who always gives you the eye in the laundry room? You know he's definitely not dating material. Still, when he folds his towels and you see his triceps move, well lets just say, the dryer's not the only thing that heats up!
Try It! We all want to find love, but sometimes it's okay to just have a good time. As long as you protect yourself (on both an emotional and physical level) there is nothing wrong with giving into your carnal desires once in a while. Go for it, woman!

Tackle Your Biggest Fear
The Rut: Be it spiders, heights or public speaking, every gal has something that leaves her shaking in her stilettos.
Try It! No one's suggesting you sleep in a cemetery—but taking small steps to overcome your fear is healthy! Not only will it increase your confidence; it will also likely show you that you have given whatever it is more power than it deserves.

Let Go Of The Past
The Rut:
You've had the same look since college. You even wear some of the same clothes. Yes, you were a total cutie back then—but that was 10 years ago!
Try It! If you're still wearing the same lip shade you wore in biology, get thee to a makeup counter pronto! You may not realize it but your attempt at holding onto your youth may actually be aging you. Trends, face shapes and body types change over the years, which is why it's important to freshen up your look every so often. You don't have to go drastic but a few highlights, a new cut and some up-to-date fashions can help you seeing yourself in a whole new way.

Last night...

I had a dinner date with my friend JP in one of the restos at SM Clark. Of course I ordered what I was craving for...Crispy pata and sisig! Too bad, they don't serve Banana split ice cream, I like it pa naman as my dessert. Anyways, I just ordered green mango with bagoong na lang to ease some of my cravings.

Crispy pata, Sisig & Green mango

Wow! Delicioso!

After our dinner, we went to Boom na Boom sa Clark, it's like a mini Star City. We tried one ride lang which is the Boomerang- their own version of rollercoaster. We don't want to try all the rides because we just ate and for fear, we might throw up. Hehehe

Boomerang ride

Monday, November 12, 2007


Yipee, it's my day-off tonight... Yes, you read it right, TONIGHT. I'm working as a Sales Agent Coach in a callcenter and I work from 12 midnight til 10 in the morning. Hah! Beat that! I've been doing this job for almost 7 years already. It's not that I love my job, I just need to love it in order for me to survive in this jungle. Jane's been my officemate before. Hay, it's just like we were playing then but now, it's a different story.

my picture when I was still a CSR

I'm gonna take a shower in a few because I'm meeting my best guy friend in a while at the mall. You know naman, guys hate to wait as if we're taking forever. He's leaving soon for Dubai so we might as well bond while he's still here.

I wonder where we're going... I told him I'm craving for crispy pata and ice cream. What a combination! LOL. Afterwards, we might go somewhere and have some coffee to end the night

Sunday, November 11, 2007

One More Chance

I love this line from the movie One More Chance... everytime I see the movie trailer, this particular line makes me want to cry...
"She loved me at my had me at my best.
But you chose to break my heart..."

Saturday, November 10, 2007

What Christmas Carol Are You?

Your Christmas Song Is

Joy to the World

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing,

It's not about what you get under the tree
But sharing love with family, friends, and strangers
I'm tagging annette, jane, yvette & eds

We have new Christmas tree trimmings!

Our Christmas tree motif is Gold & Pink but with these additional trimmings... technicolor na nyan. LOL.

Our new xmas tree trimmings...

My fave, Disney characters: Pooh, Tigger & Piglet

Mmm, looks like they're the real thing! Gingerbread man, tree & stocking

Gingerbread kids

Little santa, xmas tree & elf

Blue bear, reindeer & snowman

Red & Green angels

Friday, November 9, 2007

Ultrasound Report

Sorry if I'm just blogging now...been busy running errands for the past days, work and my doctor's check up...

I got my result yesterday and it says on the report...

The retroverted uterus is normal in size with homogeneous myometrial echopattern. It measures 4.20 x 3.48 x 4.15 cm. No cystic or solid myometrial mass lesion is observed. The endometrium is thin and hyperechoic measuring 0.65 cm.

The cervix is normal in size. It measures 2.95 x 2.59 x 2.94 cm. Several cysts are present within the cervix, one of which measures 0.30 x 0.30 cm.

Both ovaries are normal in size and echopattern. The right ovary measures 2.57 x 1.60 x 1.61 cm while the left ovary measures 2.29 x 1.32. 1.67 com.

No free fluid seen in the posterior cul de sac.


  • Normal-sized retroverted uterus with thin endometrium
  • Nabothian cysts
  • Normal ovaries

Whew! I found out that the cysts in my cervix are not harmful. They're just benign....


Retroverted Uterus- The vagina isn’t positioned vertically within the pelvis - it is angled towards the lower back. In most women, the uterus is tipped forward so that it lies over the bladder, with the top (fundus) towards the abdominal wall. Another normal variation found in some women is the upright uterus, where the fundus is straight up.

Nabothian cysts-is a mucus-filled cyst on the surface of the cervix. They are most often caused when new tissue growth blocks the nabothian glands of the cervix; this traps mucosal secretions in small (usually 2-10 mm in diameter) subdermal pockets. Nabothian cysts appear most often as firm bumps on the cervix's surface.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Doctor's check-up

I had my check-up with my Auntie whose an OB-GYNE just this morning... quite sad because she thinks I have a symptoms of Endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility.
The tissue growth (implant) typically occurs in the pelvic area, outside of the uterus, on the ovaries, bowel, rectum, bladder, and the delicate lining of the pelvis. However, the implants can occur in other areas of the body, too.

The cause of endometriosis is unknown. However, there are a number of theories. One suggests that the endometrial cells (loosened during menstruation) may "back up" through the fallopian tubes into the pelvis, where they implant and grow in the pelvic or abdominal cavities. This is called retrograde-menstruation.

Each month the ovaries produce hormones that stimulate the cells of the uterine lining (endometrium) to multiply and prepare for a fertilized egg. The lining swells and gets thicker.

If endometrial cells are implanted outside the uterus, or elsewhere, it can cause problems. These cells also respond to the monthly hormone stimulation. Unlike cells normally found in the uterus that fall off during menstruation, the ones outside the uterus stay in place. They sometimes bleed a little bit, but they heal and are stimulated again during the next cycle.

This ongoing process can cause scarring and adhesions in the tubes and ovaries, and at the end of the fallopian tubes. (The adhesions can make it hard for reproductive cells to move from the ovary to the fallopian tube. They can also stop a fertilized egg from passing down the fallopian tube to the uterus.)

Endometriosis is a common problem. It occurs in an estimated 10% of women during their reproductive years. The rate may be as high as 35% among infertile women. Although endometriosis is typically diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 35, the problem probably begins about the time that regular menstruation begins.

A woman who has a mother or sister with endometriosis has a 6 times greater risk of developing endometriosis than the general population. Other possible risk factors include starting menstruation at an early age, regular menstrual cycles, and long periods (lasting 7 or more days).

-Increasingly painful periods
-Lower abdominal pain or pelvic cramps that can by felt for a week or two before menstruation
-Lower abdominal pain felt during menstruation (the pain and cramps may be steady and dull or quite severe)
-Pelvic or low back pain that may occur at any time during the menstrual cycle
-Pain during or following sexual intercourse
-Pain with bowel movements
-Premenstrual spotting

Note: Frequently, symptoms may not be present. In fact, some women with severe cases of endometriosis have no pain at all, while some women with only a few small implants have severe pain.

A pelvic examination may reveal the presence of tender nodules, with a lumpy consistency. These are often found in the posterior vaginal wall or adnexa (ovary regions), and they may sometimes be felt in healed wound scars (especially those from episiotomy and C-section). There may be pain with uterine motion.
The uterus may be fixed or retroverted. A pelvic ultrasound test may detect an endometrioma on an ovary. A laparoscopy is necessary for a definite diagnosis, but most patients can start treatment without this.

Just to make sure, she wants me to have a transvaginal ultrasound tomorrow. After I get the results, I need to go back to her clinic so that she can give me the right meds for it. Hoping that the results are negative...

Rockin' Girl Blogger Award

Thanks Eds for this award! I really appreciate it!
Now, I'm more eager to blog everyday!

I'm passing this to my blogger friends Jane, Peachy, Jody, Alpha & Diane.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Sand boarding in Dubai

My cousin Jay went to Dubai for their company outing for a week.
If there's wakeboarding, there's sandboarding in Dubai!

still pracitcing the moves...

Sandboarding all the way down...

A very quicksand...