Thursday, February 5, 2009

A day with the Iron Ladies

Are you familiar with those peeps on top? Never mind the cute lass on the rightmost - in brown colored tee, lol (it’s just me..ok?). That above photo was taken the day I attended the New Generation Conference spearheaded by the Rotary International District 3830. The badge on my shirt that says “Lipad Noypi” was the theme of the event, in which invited speakers were Filipinos who triumphantly achieved daunting tasks and have proven outstanding determination being admired worldwide. So, got figured out who they are?

If you got the same thinking as mine, yes, you are right! *giggles* I got the chance to rub elbows with the first ASEAN women to reach the highest point of earth – The Mount Everest. I feel so fortunate seeing them in flesh and hearing their own success stories supported with gallery of pictures and videos. I was carried away to the extent of feeling I was really one of them. It was truly remarkable having them showed the distinct qualities of women empowerment of our country. From the bottom of my heart, I commend Noelle Wenceslao, Carina Dayondon and Janet Belarmino and the rest of Kaya ng Pinay Team Everest for this historic feat. You have proven another national pride. Congratulations!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

From weekly to day-timer

The year 2008 left a huge mark on me when it comes to organizing my day to day schedule. As I am flipping the pages of my last year’s weekly pocket planner, it reminded me of how my year was; flabbergasted by the pages where I scribbled my to-do lists, deadlines, meetings and appointments that dominated my days; record of my billings and payments that were to be found inserted at the backpage of its cover. I just can’t believe that I have written and kept those stuff intact! I can vividly remember my morning routine at work, checking my priorities with the ever present mug of coffee on the side - that gives me a feeling more in command. Honestly, I have never been this “serious” (if you’ll consider it) in getting organized. But really, being a note taker helped me a lot in saving time and managing my daily tasks, thus, lessened my inclination of forgetting things. See how it improved me? :)

I've switched, for better

And for this year, I have armed myself with another one – same as my old. But the good news is, a kindhearted officemate of mine gifted me with an extra one which made me clapped in delight. I remember that he used to tease me whenever he sees me trying to compress my writings on the limited blank spaces of my pocket planner. Big thanks, Romy. His Christmas present was a day-timer organizer which I think far better than my previous planner. Though it is not handy and brand-coded; color is not my fave one, and yet, I just loved it! With its week at a glance and time added features, I could say that this will make most of my time productive and more proficient in planning. I know each time I will spend filling out its pages, is a piece of life that I once spent and worth-looking back. This day-timer planner will forever serve as my permanent record of activities as I head on with my life --- taking each day and time of this year to the fullest.

Happy Year of the Ox everyone!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My first tag for 2009

My friend Juliet gave me my first assignment for the year 2009. So I'm posting it now to get a good grade. :) Thanks sis!

“The rules are simple. Use Google Images to search for the answers to the questions below. Then you must choose a picture from the first page of the results and post it as your answer. After that tag 7 people.”

Age of my next birthday

A place i'd like to travel to

My favorite place

My favorite thing

Favorite food (eggplant omellet)

The city i was born in

My nickname

My college major

Name of my love

My bad habbit

My hobby

My wish list (max of 3)

weight loss

healthy and happy family

savings for the future

Im passing this tag to seven (7) special people in my blogroll: Anna, Wena, KCee, Imelda, Enday, Joy and Alex. Have fun in doing so ;)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Holiday Quick Recap

Happy New Year everyone!. Pardon me, I got full of activities lined up during the past long vacation. But here, I am putting in my picture again to share the highlights of my holiday happenings.

It was indeed December 2008 was one of my busiest months. I was really stressed out completing the list of family and friends that I need to get a gift; frazzled finding the perfect present while squeezing oneself in the bulk of shoppers; and enduring the heavy flow of traffic that zapped my energy to nil. Added to this, I got load of work deadlines to beat that’s been hanging in my head aside from attending mandated lavish parties. And oh, before I forgot, I also took advantage of the Christmas season and made profit from selling mouth-watering assortment of cakes, cookies and other sweet treats of Tipas Bakery. Well, getting orders and deliver it at their expected dates was really demanding for a newbie-seasonal-entrepreneur like me, considering I had to do these simultaneously with my clothing dealings. So far, all ended well. I may have earned not that big to suffice my time and effort, but the lessons I learned from doing so was incalculable.

But, you know what made my long holiday more brilliant? It was the good food and good company that my entire family shared and enjoyed as we altogether kicked off 2009. There’s really no place like home. I’m so thankful that I was given the best family in the world.
Below are random shots that made my holiday worth-spending:

celebrated Blue Christmas

December 24, 2008 - morning scenario while waiting for bus at Pasay terminal

My techie buddies - Icey (lappie toppie), Teamy ( 1G handy flashdrive) and Sonya (newly bought portable hard drive - christmas self-gift)

had a wonderful time with them

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Feeling Monday when it’s not

*Laughing out loud while on the floor* -- that’s for myself for wearing the wrong color of uniform today!. I don’t think that my closet needs organizing. With vast ideas on clutter-free-environment readily available over the net, I can say that I was able to adopt some of the inexpensive tools to tidy up my closet. One of these is arranging my well pressed office uniforms according to its schedule. But how come I still landed on the wrong one? Heh, I have mistakenly arranged them the usual way. It never came to me that Tuesday would be my first day in the office for this week. Whew..What a day! I think I should start working on my calendar. *big grin*

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Paint-a-smile trip this Christmas

Donations are all ready, carefully labeled, sealed and packed. At exactly 2:00AM tomorrow, members and volunteers of the Rotaract Club of Sampiro will take the road to BAGUIO via Victory Liner (Pasay Terminal) for our annual Christmas gift giving project. And from Baguio, another six hours of grueling trip to Sagada. Hold on to your best grip along the way guys! Bring out all the fun and laughter and surprises we’ve got for them. I just wish on May 2009 (BALIK ESKWELA MONTH), no excuse can ever get in my way not to join you again.

And oh, a bottle of persimon wine when you get back, please? Sorry, I like it more compared to the taste of their famous rice wine. :P

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008


After hearing mass last Sunday, my cellphone beeped. It was a message from my youngest sister that my father was brought to hospital due to potassium deficiency, or hypokalemia. I wasted no time and phoned momsy to know how popsy was. I really don’t have any idea of its cause and the effect of it to a diabetic person like him. I’ve search over the net and landed with this health article at wiseGeeK:

Potassium is a mineral necessary to good health. It maintains the water and acid balance in blood and tissue cells, assists in muscle building, and transmits electrical signals between cells and nerves. Early symptoms of hypokalemia, or potassium deficiency, include dry skin, muscle weakness, fatigue and slow reflexes. If the deficiency develops rapidly, heart problems may result. Left unchecked, a condition known as hypokalemic paralysis may develop, in which the entire body goes stiff. This is a very serious condition requiring immediate medical attention.
Known causes of potassium deficiency include excessive diarrhea and vomiting. The treatment in these cases should be for the diarrhea and vomiting, and ensuring there continues to be sufficient potassium in the diet. Mineral supplements may also be necessary. If the vomiting is self-induced, as in
bulimia, psychiatric treatment may be indicated.

Hyperthyroidism, an illness of the thyroid, the main
hormone producing gland, is also known to cause potassium deficiency. It, in turn, may be caused by an imbalance in other minerals similar to potassium such as magnesium, sodium and calcium. There are numerous treatments available for hyperthyroidism, all requiring some level of medical supervision.

Medications known to increase the likelihood of potassium deficiency include diuretics, cortisones and drugs for controlling high blood pressure. Alternate medications and/or treatments can be explored with a medical professional. If changing medications is not feasible, it may be necessary to supplement with potassium or mineral tablets.

To date , papa is still at the hospital receiving medical care in the hope of lowering his complication rates. I believe in the possible factor behind the benefits associated with prayers. So, to those who made their time scrolling down to read this post, I humbly ask for a simple prayer for healthy recovery of my deareast papa. I'l be more glad also if you can share your life encounter or any knowledge related with hypokalemia.
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