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

hypokalemia

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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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Got excess?

I am not referring to any excess fats you’ve got on your body but on excess blessings you’d like to share this Christmas. This year will never be complete for us, rotaractors, (young Rotarians as they call us) not to paint a smile on kids’ face especially this coming holiday season. The members of the Rotaract Club of Sampiro under the term of Ms. Cristina Espinueva and some volunteers from our would-be daughter club (composed of nurses from Makati Medical Center) will press on with our continuing project for our three-year-adopted barangay in Sagada, Mountain Province. We’re through with our Eskwelang Kwela last May; an annual BALIK ESKWELA project wherein day care kids including their teachers benefited school supplies in line with the smooth opening of class 2008-2009. And before the year ends, the much awaited annual pre-christmas gift giving will be our last strike. The final trip shedule is set on November 28 – December 01, 2008. Sad to say that only on this event, I won’t be able to join them on their worth-butt-aching trip and on the day of gift giving due to prior commitment. But inside of me, I’m clapping in delight knowing the project that we have started during my term as president way back 2006, became a continuing program. Big thanks for the unfailing support of our long-time-bighearted sponsors. We assure you of club’s feedback report and supporting pictures as soon as the group got back from their grueling trip. Their donations have gone a long way in carrying our club mission to keep the kids of Sagada happy by letting them experienced city life-like activities away from the real urban zone.

Here let me take you from the past.


2006: (1) Bringing ICT closer to the people of Barangay Ankileng, Sagada, Mountain Province (2) Sagada Pre-Christmas Gift Giving






2007: Eskwelang Kwela: A Balik Eskwela Project for the children of Barangay Ankileng, Sagada, Mountain Province





2008: Eskwelang Kwela 2: A Balik Eskwela Project for the children of Barangay Ankileng, Sagada, Mountain Province



So, nowhere to put in your excess? The Rotaract club of Sampiro is accepting any form of donations: old clothes/toys, books, slippers/shoes, monetary contributions, etc. Feel free to leave your comment/s or email me at cyankyle@yahoo.com on how can you be of help.


Be merry by sharing your excess.



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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Missing you, friend

Now that Christmas is just around the bend, I can’t help but missed a very dear friend of mine. Seven months have gone by since the day she left for JAPAN. She’ll be staying there for a year as representative of our local government and might (based on or last online communication) be requested to extend due work exigency. The first few months not seeing her physically especially at work, were kinda odd. Though we belong in one department, we are separated by working floors. She’s up at the fifth floor and I’m at the fourth. She usually visits me for a quick chat and kulitan over whatever foods we’ve got to share with. She’ll either crack the day with me by covering my eyes with her doll-like hands or hit my both ears with fingers while she stands at my back. I just loved being with her, talking anything under the sun, laughing at certain things, arguing over small things and ending the conversation with compliments and agreement. She really inspires me a lot - having someone like her listen to my sentiments, experience, insights and ideas without criticizing my beliefs and principles in life. Respecting the way we value each other’s existence is our irreplaceable friendship foundation. We may be separated no longer by floors now, but by miles and miles in distance, we never neglect to pause from our busy working days, and find our way to nurture our friendship though online and telephone conversation (she just called this morning, thanks for waking me up dear) Hearing her voice for one hour while I was still on my bed, was like talking to her as if she just got out of my bed also. Back then, we were night crawlers and usually share the same bed in my pad or hers, whichever place is closer from the gimikan area we’ve been. And I have to admit, my night life has been deprived since the day she took her flight. And that I chose not to go out. Well, I am setting it aside for now, but definitely will recommence as soon as she got back. Uhm, I am in the stage of polishing some of my dance moves :P. We’ll see if these will go with the rhythm on the dance floor by then, lol

Nevertheless, this upcoming Christmas will never be the same Christmas as last year. Our annual activity together will not come to pass for this year: midnight madness schedule at Marikina Riverbank, the joy of ours while jointly wrapping our Christmas presents for our loved ones and the delight of visiting our adopted children in Sagada for their much awaited pre-Christmas celebration (but I’m not worried actually, the event will push through without us, our club headed by TIN-TIN and some volunteers will be there to continue what we have started) These are actually some of the things we enjoyed doing when its nearly Christmas. But despite our physical distance, life is still good having her aound-my sounding board across the miles. Miss you, ANNA. Take a peep at some of our recent bonding shots.






Doing sideline together as teambuilding facilitators held at Montemar Beach Resort, Bataan



Sagada and Baguio: Our last glance together






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Sayonara for now

Sunday, October 26, 2008

When darkness prevails on Halloween


Dark forces once again will take over this coming Halloween. For the faint-hearted this isn't the day for you. So go find a secret place to hide in for they will never stop haunting you. But never worry,I'm just pulling your legs.*big grin*


So what now? Halloween is just a few days ahead. What popular fancy dress costume have you got to wear on that day? I'm sure a lot of stage moms will be seen dragging their cute lil' darlings dressed in their spine-chilling outfit for the Halloween treat or trick event.


What about me? Ahh, don't have someone to dress-up yet. I'l have to stick myself seeing them on stage admiring their moms-taught-winning-moves. :) Well, that will definitely put a smile not just on me but on everyone's face.


So for those who'll be chasing commercial centers this coming Halloween, you might see me there celebrating all the fun and scary sweet treats with you. I'm planning to wear a ghostbuster outfit to fight you off, lol. So see you around. :)

ready to run for supernatural investigations

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Beating the clock

" when do you need it? now? now-thirty? quarter-to-now?"

Yay, in an attempt to finish my work deadline which is due by tomorrow, I had to pause for a while from updating my blog. But the thing is, I’m still having a short supply of free time managing my target date. I did increase my daily productive time but here I am crossing my fingers to be on the dot. I just thought that reporting for work during weekends would be of great help; well it worked somehow but definitely won’t still make me on time. I knew it from the day they’ve set the deadline. I was too honest when I told them that it was really impossible to beat knowing professionally, the project is too big for the timeline. But, they were adamant to give it a shot and see how far the pushing will go, only to find out in the end - I’m absolutely right. The very main reason was I’m in no control of how fast my computer can simultaneously retrieve data (thousands and thousands of it were still on the row waiting for its turn to be searched) from a voluminous content of our database before I could actually convert each file *sweating* into system-understandable-format and finally saved it to its assigned folder. I could say that the large portion of my “wasted” time was on searching the file – an average of FIVE (5) minutes on a single data. Whew! Enough of the deadline stress - I've done my fair share. Tomorrow will be soon and I can't pull it back. I'm pretty sure they'll move the deadline to another date - yes!. Meanwhile, I'm taking a break from this load hanging over my head for a month now - and it's indeed great to revisit my cyberhome and update you of where-and-what-i've-been-through. This was such a good landing *wink*

Monday, September 22, 2008

Chirp

I’ve been off for quite sometime, but I give my word to recoup on my absences in blogging as soon as I have finished my work deadline which is getting closer and closer. Yay! I’m keeping my fingers crossed to beat it before it beats me. Heh. There for sure, I’ve got more than enough time to update you guys some of the best-days-parts of my comings and goings. So for now, I’m gonna pause for sometime but promised to be back soon. Anyway, you can still leave your messages here and I will try to hit you back whenever my time permits me to do so. Stay tuned everyone.




Having my force break in blogging..*sad*

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

VisualDNA Summary

Yea, after taking series of choices, i end up having this personality summary:


MOOD: Wild Cat

You're street smart and quite self-assured. The kick of the city appeals to you like nothing else- it makes you feel alive. You can see beauty in the most unlikely places. When it comes to art, you're definitely unconventional; you are drawn to the beauty of the human body - and to the opportunity to express your identity through it. You like how music helps you unwind,and switch off.




FUN: Escape Artist


You like to take any opportunity to keep in shape. You're health is really important to you. You are extremely driven, and have endless reserves of energy. For kicks, nothing beats an adrenalin rush. You like to take risks, and push limits. You're confident and brave - life is for the living. When it comes to holidays, nothing beats the bright lights of one of the world's biggest cities.







HABITS: High Time Roller

You love being a little bit of naughty. Nothing beats being up close and personal with the object of your affection! When it comes to drinking, you have a taste for exotic. You're always up for trying the local tripple when you're on holiday - it's all about fuelling the fun!. As for the home, you like to feel cozy and comfortable. Your home your oasis from the stresses of everyday life.




SOCIAL: Fun

You have real reason for life and you don't like to take things seriously. For friendship it's all about enjoying yourself and seeing the funny side of life. When you think of freedom- you think of living for the here and now. You're open to new experiences and take any opportunity that crosses your path.


*Sounds real huh!. :) How about you? Would you like to know yours and discover more people who match your VisualDNA? Go on, take your turn and be mad-widgy. You can even download your fantastic widget, post it to your website and share your VisualDNA to the world!. Oops, don't forget to make a comment and leave your URL here so i can check yours. *wink*







Thursday, September 4, 2008

September Award


Thanks Chesteney and Weng for this sweet award. Big thanks for lovin' mah blog. :)

These are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog;
2. Link the person you received your award from;
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs;
4. Put links of those blogs on yours; and
5. Leave a message on the blogs that you’ve nominated.

Now here are the 7 blogs that completes my bloghopping:

1. BaReFooted Me - i like everything about her blog: from layout to its worth-reading-posts!
2. Uncomplicated - Whenever i have blog concerns, she's always there to help. Sorry i need to return this back to u coz u really deserve to have it. *wink*
3. Annie's mind - my best bud's blog. Mishoo!
4. Ilatag na to! - the frst ever tagalog blog I've read. Galeng!
5. Kwento ni Enday - Congrats on your new layout!
6. Myx 3moticons -my sexy math wizard friend. Aw!
7. My Overview - a wonder mom of three kids.






Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A new header out of experiment

Voila! I can't believe with what I did. I was just experimenting if can I can change my layout though acquiring free blog templates from the net. My only problem was everytime I hit the preview button, I always end up loosing my widgets and some of the features and mofidications I've made with my current layout. So, I tried to design my own header instead and went to the process of changing such. I used some of the pictures of my indefagable feet which I personally taken as my background design using few of magical features of photoshop. This is my own way of giving my feet a grand hiatus to be on the limelight. So here, I'm posting my new-dressed home carrying the undoubting steps of my cutesy-footsy.







Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Who am I in my past life?

While surfing, here’s what I've found out:

Your past life diagnosis:
I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern South India around the year 1075. Your profession was that of a digger, undertaker.

Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man.

The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all difficulties of life with a joyful heart. You should help others by bringing them a spirit of joy.


Oddly, the psychological profile and lesson part seem to be accurate except for my profession. It’s kinda horrible that I was an undertaker in my past life. *iw* I am afraid of the dark and terrified with worms. I hate WORMS!. It was also mentioned that I used to be a guy. Well, no questions about that coz I can see some traces of it – I’m one of the boys in my present life, lol.

If you want to know yours, go and hit this: Past Life Analysis and type in the date of your birth. Just be reminded that it is up to you how you will interpret the information that will flash on your screen. Happy tracing your past!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday Outreach

Saturday night after the draining airsoft activity, I received a text message from Tin. Our mother club, the ROTARY CLUB OF MAKATI – POBLACION needs reinforcement for their Sunday activity. They are asking volunteers from our club, ROTARACT CLUB OF SAMPIRO, to assist them in the distribution of books, school uniforms, and toilet bowls to San Teodoro Elementary School in Anilao Mabini, Batangas. A week before the activity, I told Tin that I won't join them due to prior commitment. I was scheduled to visit a long time friend of mine. Unfortunately, it didn’t push through and lucky for Tin that me and my dear one were able to confirm and join them during the distribution. She was actually having a big problem the night she texted me since most of her members backed out for some valid reasons before she had my confirmation.

Assembly time was 630AM(Sunday). Albeit I barely resist of getting up early due to body pain brought about by my strenuous Saturday activity, I dragged myself and dressed up. Off we went for Sunday outreach. The RCMP Real President Roman Leus and Rtn. Ryan Barcelo were so accomodating and fun to be with. The activity ended with smiles painted on everyone's face. Never would I regret that I became a part again of making things possible for someone; and never will I always be.



That's me and Tin at the distribution venue



The full force: Real Pres. Roman Leus, Rtn. Ryan Barcelo and their models: the-rotaractors-in-school-uniform



....new uniforms to wear






...books to flip




...toilet bowls to use







..and new classmates as well, lol
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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Open Field Encounter

Today, I got the chance to participate in a combat-like environment held in an open field at Kilometer 18. My first airsoft encounter was a close quarter combat (CQC) one. Though we were wedged going there due to traffic, it was worth-the-wait to see the gamesite and the individuals who are keen to the sport. These are airsofters who assume a fantasy identity on weekends and attend to their normal professions and careers on weekdays. Being a newbie, so much I should exert to get the hang of it and be as committed like them. To bring it all, the game was awesome! (got hit in the middle of the game, *ouch!*). It was such a wonderful experience playing the role of our chosen battle hero with our replica guns and shoot in a non-lethal way.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Kickin' at 59


As I’ve promised, here’s how we celebrated my Pop’s 59th Birthday.

My pop’s birthday actually falls on August 19 (Tuesday), since it was declared here that August 18 (Monday) was special holiday in lieu of August 21 (Ninoy Aquino Day), we and the rest of his immediate family opted to celebrate it on that day. Everyone was early up and got busy with the preparations. We wanted him to feel extra special to us. So Ate, I and my 2(two) nieces (both were 3y/0) went out to get our customized cake, party hats and 1 big balloon for our celebrator while the rest of my siblings together with my dear Momsy were tasked to prepare foods for our visitors. When all things were ready, everyone gathered together. Irene, my sister, escorted Papa to the crowd and assisted him to put on his birthday-party-hat. Papa was overwhelmed seeing himself surrounded by his loved ones while handling his big balloon. His (5) lil’ grandchildren led the singing of the birthday song and even helped Papa blew his five and nine candles. Once again, I have witnessed Papa’s hardly-ever-tears rolled down on his cheeks – no doubt, those were tears of happiness. Now that he’s a year older, I wished him long life of happiness, good health, and more blessings; may he always carry the joy and delight of having us – his family wherever his fate would lead him. Pops, I’ll always look up to you and will ever be proud to be your daughter. Love you dearly.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Catching up

Yea, I’m back again after a few days of nix-cyberworld-experience. I spent my time with my family back in the province. But before I headed back then, my sister-next-to-me and two nieces, both were 3 years of age, paid me a visit last Friday for the first time. I made them experience to ride a MRT, which these two kids in jest called it as big earthworm. It was also their first time to be at Megamall wherein they played at Timezone. They had so much fun collecting tickets being released by the game machine and exchange those with goodies. Afterwards, we went at my place to take a rest, let the kids sleep and drink their milk. I made a promise to bring them at Market, Market in Fort Bonifacio at night. It was 6pm when they woke up and kept on asking me if we’re still good to go. Though it was raining then, the kids insisted that we should go because they’ve got their jackets to wear on, so off we go, grab a taxi going to Market, Market. There, they rode on animal rides, enjoyed eating and played with other kids till 9PM. It was a treat they got from me. Saturday, we altogether traveled back to the province, and while inside the bus I could here them talking in their own understandable language what they’ve just experienced. Yea, I was several times like them when I was a kid.

Next stop, province. I was happy to see my family again. My parents with their smiles on, my brother and sisters with their kids, all of them were present when we arrived. I missed being with them in complete. Indeed, there’s no place like home. The following day was my Papa’s 59th birthday. I’ll share some of our preparations and happenings as well during his special day on my next post. I need to deal with office concern for now. :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Long break

Hey guys, this is to inform all of you that I'll be off for a few days. It will be a long weekend plus 2 (two) days of scheduled mandatory leave, so that's a total of 5 (five) days. Wow! 5 days off! Wanna know where to spot me on those days? Well, I’ll be spending my hefty days with my family and friends back in the province. It’s a great time to catch up with everything and mull over on life’s purpose. So, happy long weekend everyone. :)

Care to help?

When was the last time you were asked to help someone with something that he or she needs? Were you once became an instrument of making things easier or possible for somebody to do something that one person cannot do alone by providing assistance? I could say I am, in countless times without expecting any in return. It just pissed me off when people see it in different perspective. I am aware that lending a hand should have limitations and it’s your call to refuse. As for me, I’d rather be the one helping others especially when I have the capacity to do so than be the person who asks for it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Some things to reveal

Tag was shared by Wena which she got from JoyD (of Aussietalks).









Curios Joy Wants to See...

Rules :

1. Be Spontaneous and have fun!!!

2. Grab your camera and get your hand bag / bag and take out all the stuffinside. Take a picture of all your stuff.. Everything...Even the used tissue paper or candy wrapper.. or we might see something amazing in your bag.!!

3. List all the things ..

4. Make sure to link back to Aussietalks and leave your URL

5. Pass this to your friends and tell them to link back..



Bits and pieces inside my Susanna Bag (a dear friend gifted it to me just this recent birthday of mine):


Im gonna start with my not-so-obvious-favorite blue stuff, lol .


1. umbrella
2. hairbrush
3. coin purse
4. mini tote bag (which contains my cool water perfume, blue hair doctor comb, berry gold Avon lipstic and Avon natural dual powder Foundation SPF 13)
5. pouch with silver lining (you can find in here my cellphone charger, data cable, earphone, 1 Gig Flash drive, 3 pony tails (in blue, yellow and violet color) and my company ID)


To complete the list..


6. 40 Gig Black IBM Thinkpad external hard drive
7. Michaela wallet
8. Black mini notebook of my day-to-day activities
9. white plastic case for my calling card
10 Perky( my cp's name) - under it is a knitted black reggae inspired cellphone case
11. black and red pilot pens


So there you go , I have nothing to conceal anymore. I'd so much fun listing my stuff, hope you do also.


I'm passing this meme to Anna and Alex.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Weekend Nippy Recap

Seeing in advance that weekend is just a day to go makes me feel clapping in delight. Who wouldn’t want to spend in bed lying and stretching not minding the clock if it hits 5:45AM. Yea, that’s my usual alarm time minus the number of times I pressed the snooze button, lol. I make it a point that I’m up and dressed by 7:00AM or else I’ll suffer myself of traffic and hard time catching a good ride going to work. So only on weekends that I can stay late in bed and not deprive myself of a great sleep. *Ngoorkz..*

Aside from being weekend-sleepy head, it is also my time for movie marathon. Here goes the list of movie titles I’ve watched last weekend. Some were old but worth seeing, others were just recently shown and the last one is about to be shown on big screen.

1. Sassy Girl
2. Black Ops
3. Vantage Point
4. Meet Dave
5. Wanted
6. You don’t mess with the Zohan

Those movies listed made my weekend worth pad-staying. Big thanks Romy for sharing me a copy of each. No movie watching next weekend coz I’m bound to visit my old folks in province. Have a great day everyone! :)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Novice Airsofter

From designing creative stuff for airsofters (logos and personalized car stickers, in particular) to a newbie airsoft enthusiasts. I was honored to grace a post-birthday-invitation-slashed-airsoft-experience from a person I dearly heart. Dressing up was fun (good that I still have my worn-out battle dress uniform which I regularly used during my active days in military reservist training) and the game itself was really exciting. It was such a life like experience of actual combat that you don’t want to get hit or die early but to accomplish the mission alive and kicking the whole course of the game. Just to raise my flag, I never got to experience the feeling of being hit yet coz I won in the two consecutive games – call it a beginner’s luck, lol. Here, I’m sharing some of the pix taken during my first encounter.




opted to lace up chucks instead of my combat boots, lol



of being told what to do





playing by the rules





tryin' out a man's mask













Saturday, August 2, 2008

Blogging Friends Forever Award


Big thanks to Kcee for giving me this BFF award.

Rules:
1. Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award.
2. 4 of them followers of your blog.
3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

I'm passing this gold card to Tin, Anna, Alex, Se and Kate. You guys deserved to have it also.

Please follow the 4 rules listed above. I will be very happy if we show some support to the recipients of this card by any of the following means: linking, commenting, subscribing, rating, or in any form as you wish.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Meet Perky

I was in the verge of selling my Sony Ericsson K700i (pre-owned by my youngest sister which she begged me to swap with my recently bought Nokia 6300) because of its annoying middle button that gets stuck at times making it difficult to select items plus the battery life’s crap. I planned also to have it traded to acquire a new one. But it didn’t work out the way I planned it when my current phone decided to be changed on its own. It accidentally slipped on my hand, fell down and broke its LCD. The result – got myself a new phone.


Perky in electric purple color


I acquired a Sony Ericsson W380i walkman clamshell model phone. I loved its three touch sensitive playback buttons on the front of the flip coz every time you touch them the small screen outside light up with a nice BLUE glow. One thing more, it comes with gesture control that lets you mute a call or alarm clock simply waving your hand above the unit. Albeit this phone has lack of application such as video, auto focus and flash, this phone really looks cool and funky which I think good enough for a walkman lover lass like me.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Quick Capsule

I must admit, I've been off the track for the past few weeks. I can't find any reason for neglecting to find time taking my daily dose of blogging except for internet connection in the office has been limited only to power users. Sadly, I'm not one of them. But it made sense that the person who greatly influenced me the delight of blogging has kept her impetus of updating hers despite of having the same problem as mine. I admired her for carrying the thoughts of putting so much passion to the things that will make her happy and stay on the line.
Yea, I may have gone astray for a while but I will try to find ways to keep myself back on the track. So here Im taking my quick capsule *gulp* to jump over to the solutions and not into any difficulties ahead of me. Cheers! *klink!*

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Birthday Anime’

We usually hold our so called General Staff Meeting every first Friday of the month. It’s our office official way of maintaining the comradeship within our co-workers. For this month, the July celebrants were scheduled to host the event. So count me in. Together with my four fellow celebrants, we agreed to consider an Anime’ Birthday Theme. The event was actually held last July 04, 2008. Though the program started late due to ManComm meeting, our guest performer who graced a dance number in anime’ costume (big thanks, Marky) made the crowd roared from their respective seats. I’d like to take this chance to give huge thanks to my co-celebrators who have shared their continuous annual effort in making this activity another bubbly one. Hats off to you guys:





Annafor sharing her monetary contribution despite of her absence due to work commitment in Japan.



Ms. Milogenerous co-celebrant who shelled out more than our agreed contribution.



Ate Cynthia and her hubby – for the scrumptious cheese pimiento sandwich and lip smacking popcorn in two flavors (cheese and caramel puff with raisins)



Karen for preparing the materials for the heart transplant game (transfer of heart- shaped-paper with the use of chopsticks from one plate to another) Btw, Congrats Kathie - our chopstikcs master!


So here, I’d like to share this anime’ audio visual birthday presentation I made for us.

video

Monday, July 7, 2008

Freakin’ Sunday morning

Just checked the time - 9AM – I wanted to lengthen my stay in bed, cuddle my life size pillow and enjoy a stress free day. Just in time, I heard loud voices outside. I lazily dragged myself up in bed and walked straight to my door to check it. My sleepy eyes popped when I saw my neighbors running from nowhere - here to there – “Hey can anybody tell me what’s happening?” My heart started to pound fast not knowing the real source. When I walked out of the door, I was taken aback with sparks coming from a wooden electric post across the house next to mine. Everyone was in shrill voice and panic mode. Completely awakened by the scenario, I immediately went inside, turned off the main electric switch and put on my brassiere which I almost forgot to notice that I don’t wear one. Albeit confused what to do next, I carried my lappie toppie, my bag where my wallet was and of course, my essential documents which I managed to put in one filer. In a dash, I was already outside my pad joining the crowd. In no less than a minute, an earsplitting sound was heard. The high tension wire flared-up followed by the sudden explosion of transformer which brought each one of us to expect for a big fire to happen. Thanks God that it ended there. No house was actually damaged. Most of the residents concluded that explosion of our street transformer helped a lot; it actually saved our neck and dwellings as well.

I almost assumed that my everything will turn into nothing. *Deep sigh*

My Fab Four

Another tag from Wena


RULE:What you are supposed to do… and please don’t spoil the fun… Click copy/paste, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag 4 people in your lists!


(A) Four places I go over and over:
1. Tarlac
2. office
3. my pad
4. malls

(B) Four people who e-mail me regularly:
1. friends
2. classmates in reservist
3. officemates
4. relatives

(C) Four of my favorite places to eat?
1. KFC
2. office pantry
3. old folks kitchen
4. foldable table in my pad

(D) Four places I’d rather be?
1. London
2. moviehouse
3. mall
4. Tarlac

(E) Four people I think will respond:
1. Tin
2. Alex
3. Anna


(F) Four TV shows I could watch over and over:
1. Miami Ink
2. Future Weapons
3. Zone Reality
4. Cartoons (Cartoon Network)

I am now tagging the four people I have listed on top.

Flame of Friendship Tag

I got this tag from Wena. Big Thanks!




The Flame of Friendship.A symbol of spirit of unity.The burning icon of love.Undying picture of hope.The hot symbol of oneness.The Flame of Friendship.And now it’s your turn to flame yourself!Meet new friends. Discover friendship. Make bonds.Copy this post starting from the PICTURE ABOVE to the endand add your blog on the list below.Let’s start FLAMING!



The People Who Accepted The Flame of Friendship



(now, you follow!)OOOPSS!! Don’t forget to invite your friends!


END COPY HERE

I'm tagging my friends Anna, Lab and Se

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Chucks on Big day

My special day is getting near, another page of life worth flipping. I’ve been blabbing of being cautious not to spend too much, but since it would be my birthday soon, I rewarded myself something I’ve been wishing to have for a long time. Yea, I pampered my cutesy footsy a new pair of shoes – Lowcut Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars.


Advance Happy Birthday to me. :)

Take a look at my natural white Converse All Stars in girl style shots.



Time to lace up my chucks

Friday, June 27, 2008

Havin' a baby

If it crossed your mind that I’m about to be a mom, well you’re absolutely wrong. Being one must be planned prudently and having one is not yet written in my priority lists. Yeah, I know I’m not getting younger anymore –the fact that I’ll be celebrating another year of existence next month, Yay!, should I be alarmed now? Nah!, Just to give justice to my blog title, here’s the reason why:

I went home last night nearly 12 midnight. I visited a friend who had just given birth and surprisingly found there our common friend who brought her 8 months old cuddly baby. It was nice to see them both and their cute and healthy little darlings. Now that the two were already moms considering I’m quite older in age, I find myself being left behind with their motherhood topics: how to cope up after giving birth, baby care tips, breast feeding techniques, where to find cheap but best baby brands, their experiences during labor and delivery, etc.. Whew! Since I’ve got nothing to share in concrete I just listened to their conversation instead. It’s indeed amazing how they were able to survive those rough moments and keep it going up to this point. Moms are real tough.

On my home, I just thought of this: Will I be a great mom in the future? Well, time can only tell.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

X deal

For those who have crossed their fingers for me, big thanks!, really. You may free your hands now for good.

You now what I got in exchange to my first ever fifty pager souvenir program layout?? Ah oh, don’t ever think of money. Yea, I may be in need of such these days (well, who doesn’t need it, anyway?), I’m pretty sure what I got in return will make the less fortunate kids I’ve been visiting for three years - happy as I have imagined.

In exchange, my client will provide our club, Rotaract Club of Sampiro two hundred (200) pieces of children’s book to be given away this November to our adopted barangay in Ankileng, Sagada, Mountain Province. Not really bad. Right Tin-tin?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

First draft

I was given two weeks to work on my first ever fifty pager souvenir program. At first, I was hesitant to accept it since it will consume most of my time and even steal some on my working paid hours. Here’s another thing, we haven’t talked how much I would charge them or if there would be any. Sigh. I was too shy to raise that topic since they’re one of the generous sponsors of our club. Well, I won’t hope for now (I’ll just keep my fingers crossed, lol).

I’ll meet the jurors tomorrow for my first draft. I had to admit that it was not easy to come up with such layout that would meet their expectations.
Well, say good luck to me then.
And one more, can you also keep your fingers for me? lol

Sunday, June 22, 2008

On being truthful

Everyone is on rush hoping for a good catch ride to get home early. I was with my officemate (Love) then and while inside the jeepney (C5 road via Market – Market route) waiting for the exact numbers of passenger that would fit in, a dispatcher in his teen age kept on calling the attention of commuters with his very loud voice “Isa na lng!, Isa na lang!”

A lady with two white plastic bags was hastening from afar. Upon reaching, she hurriedly asked the dispatcher “Isa na lng?” The dispatcher stared at her from head to toe as if he’s examining the woman’s body built. She was kinda chubby and would definitely find herself uncomfortable including her would-be passengers if she would insist to ride. In a very straight manner he told the lady “Ah..Ma’am, the next jeep is right over there". The woman face turned no guilt as to what she just heard but instead went straight to the next jeep in line. The passengers inside the jeep including us looked at each others face as everyone finds their own way to laugh silently. I guess we laughed not because of how the lady looked but how the teenage dispatcher able to deliver what he said in honest and no offense meant way at all despite of his hesitant facial expression.

I just wished that all dispatchers should be that honest and conscious if the passenger body size can still be accommodated for everyone’s safe and comfy travel sake. After all we all pay for the same fare rate and that should grant us a snug seat.

Finally, the last would-fit-in-passenger came in and off we go.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A surprise visit on Father’s Day

Today is a special day for all fathers in the world. It is heartrending that I won’t see my father personally and spend the day with him in the province. What’s inside my wallet is just enough as my allowance until the next payday. I had tighten my budget to give way to our family’s major concern which they are aware of.

Before I went to bed last night, I texted papa and thanked him for being there for me always, with or without him physically at my side. I told him that I won’t make it on his special day but promised him to make it up by the end of this month, that sooner or later we’ll get of the probs we’re facing. He gladly replied me with these words: “thank you so much!”. I just thought that celebrating or remembering papa need not cost too much, that I don’t have to be with him in flesh just to make him feel how important he is. Simple text message straight from a loving daughter will make his heart big. And that’s what I did.

Innocently, Papa filed a leave from his work and traveled all the way to Makati to visit me. He tagged along Mama and CK, my nephew. I didn’t expect it. He even treated us out for lunch. I never thought that he would do that on his special day when I should the one who’s supposed to be doing it. I was so touched. Sigh. While sharing the food with them, I can’t help but to think of my would – be gift for Papa. I noticed my papa’s hand newly coated hand nails. To my dismay, his toe nails were not pleasant to look at. It definitely needs a pedicure. I asked him if he wanna have it done. He smiled and said “Yea, why not?” My mom even seconded that she wants a new haircut as well a new student boy cut for CK. So altogether we went to Index Hair Salon and have it all done there. It was nice to see them pampering themselves with new haircut and pedicure at not-so-expensive cost – reasonably priced within my means.

When it was their time for them to go home, I secretly handed papa a 1000 JPY I’ve been keeping to my wallet. Anna, my friend, gave it to me in exchange for peso during her recent visit to the Philippines. It may not that big amount but I know papa will keep it to his wallet as memento on father’s day.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Happy Independence Day!


In observance of the 109th Philippine Independence Day celebration, I am proud to post our Philippine flag i got from 3D Animated Flags--By 3DFlags.com. This is to give due respect to men and women who shed blood, sweet and tears to free us under the Spanish rule. This morning, I actively participated in singing of our National Anthem and even recited our Panunumpa ng Katapatan sa Watawat ng Pilipinas (English: Pledge of Allegiance to the Philippine Flag) held at Makati City Quadrangle together with my fellow public servants. For those Filipino bloggers who haven't done their share, here's your chance to showcase your national pride. Repost our Philippine flag and silently recite the pledge below.


Panunumpa sa Watawat ng Pilipinas

Ako ay Pilipino
Buong katapatang nanunumpa
Sa watawat ng Pilipinas
At sa bansang kanyang sinasagisag
Na may dangal, katarungan at kalayaan
Na pinakikilos ng sambayanang
Maka-Diyos Maka-tao Makakalikasan at Makabansa.


Happy Independence Day Filipinos!




Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Creative stuff for airsofters

I’m used of seeing different kinds of weaponry since my father was ex-military personnel. I spent my entire years of studying living in an area allocated for military dependents. Way back then, we need to pass two (2) military checkpoints before we could totally proceed to our everyday class which can be found outside the military camp. A six-by-six truck served as our school bus as public vehicles were not allowed inside the restricted area. Not only that, each of us should wear our dependent’s military tag as a valid identification especially when being checked by a military police on duty. The main camp gate closes at 8pm. Those who wishes to enter but unfortunately arrived beyond that time would have to endure the long walk to the partly pavement road going to his destination. Yea, those were the days – complying with the rules set forth by high ranking military officers. We’re born as "mess kit" children acting in accordance with military professionalism.

But looking at the other side of the coin, it did help me to develop my inner self in dealing with people in full battle gear. I have met peeps who find themselves scared of men-in-camouflage with their guns on which I have used to gotten since birth. My early exposure to fully armed men led me to involve myself to become one of the Philippine Military Reservists. I’m through with Military Orientation Training Course, Disaster Emergency Assistance and Response Training which were offered at 1303rd Community Defense Center Army Reserve Command in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Trainings are usually done in series of Sundays only as most of the participants are working on full time. Now that I completed the course, I have a plan of pursuing a new one. Hmm.. I don’t want to be on a real battle field ok?. I don’t want to die young and eventually end up my blogging career, lol.

I am thinking of a tactical hobby, like airsoft. I think it would be fun to try a life-like combat experience similar to that of a real world of soldiers except that guns used in airsoft are typically replicas of real firearms having the mechanism of pushing out 6-mm or 8-mm diameter projectiles. Some of my fellow reservists are into it now. Though I have my military battle dress uniforms and combat boots to wear on during the game, I still need more airsoft stuff to buy. I’ve got to have airsoft sport equipment that basically includes airsoft gun, airsoft pellets or plastic ball bearings (BB), safety goggles, and all sorts of tactical gear including vests, equipment holders, and gun accessories. Whew! That would entail a lot of money to dole out before I can get to start and even sustain my would-be hobby. Since I don’t have the financial capacity yet, I would rather go for finding ways and means to raise enough. Good thing that a certified gun hobbyist asked me to come up with custom-made sticker and badge for airsoft enthusiasts. He wants something unique that can be used as car decal signifying that the person on board is a certified airsoft addict. I suggested him to take a photo of him and used it as background for the text. Here are two of my artworks that he just recently approved:

bearing the logo of his airsoft group



personalized car sticker


Monday, June 9, 2008

Turikatoji - my Japanese sobriquet

I've been tagged by Imelda. Tnx sis!
1. OSWALD - moarimeikatate (sounds like america and states. har.... har... har...)
2. JUNELLE - zudotokutataku (Thank God I’m a Filipino! sounds like sadako. nyay! hehehe)
3. Sanilisa - arikatokitakiarika (Good for tongue twister challenge...hehehe)
4. Jeanne - zukukatotoku (sounds strange hahahha........ )
5. Juliana - zudotakikatoka (oh boy...i am glad that I am not Japanese :D It is difficult name for Juliana....LOL)
6. Janice Ng - ZuKatokimiku ToJi (not quite used to name starting with Zuka...haha)
7. MARZIE - Rinkashizikite (WOW! Very hard to pronounce but love that my Japanese name starts with an R!)
8. JEAN CHIA - Zukukato Mirikika (I love Mirikika! So cute!! ^^)
9. EMILA - Kurinkitaka (Yummy! Sounds like a sushi dish!)
10.FARAH - Lukashikari (I hate this name, it sounds like 'lu kasik kari' translated: you gave curry) hahahahah
11. DEBBIE - teku tutu kiku (lol! Sounds like 3 kawaii characters of a very cute Japanese anime! Love it!)
12.RATU SYURA - Shikachido Arifudoshika (Try saying that 10 times in a row without twisting your tongue!!)
13. Sam - Arikarin, Not bad. Luckily it is not Tamagochi.
14. Liza - Takizika (hehe, sounds like a tamagochi or digimon character)
15. Imelda - Ki-rin-ku-ta-te-ka (Kirinkutateka) sounds awful to me, glad to have not been in born in Japan
16. Bhang - I've chosen to translate my nick over my real name. Here's what i got - turikatoji (do i sound like I'm casting a spell?.. lol.)

Be a Japanese wannabe. I am tagging Anna, Wena, Se, Tin and Cameron.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Pleasures for less

counting what's left

Today is the start of my long weekend. I am glad that the celebration of Independence Day was moved on Monday. Thanks PGMA! Now what are up for me today? Since I just visited my old folks last week, I’m bound stay with Roomy (my pad) the whole non-working days. I have lots of time to be with myself doing cheaper thrills,lol. I’m on a tight budget right now due to the increasing price of basic commodities. I’d rather stay in place and not spend my hard earned money (as if have, lol) on pay-for-a-thrill pleasure to be entertained. Here are some of things that I lined up to do:



1. Go for hand wash –I decided not to have my dirty clothes not to be done at laundry shop only for this week. Beside the fact that it won’t weigh three (3) kilos which is the minimum, I also thought that it will be a great form of exercise doing it personally.


2. Unclutter personal belongings - I’d like to clean up my mess and reward Roomy a polished personal touch which I hadn’t done for almost a month due to my demanding weekend activities.

3. Movie Marathon – I got six (6) clear copies of movie to watch out for courtesy of my gracious officemate.


4. Chow trip – no worries If I get hungry, I am pretty sure enough that foodstuff stored in my personal refrigerator will definitely satisfy my grumbling tummy.


5. Bed rest – recompensing myself to take pleasure hugging my life size pillow for a long period of hours.

6. Time alone – give myself a break to find more quiet time contemplating my sense of self-worth.

Those listed may not sound pleasurable to others, but these I reckon would make me enjoy my own company.

How about you? What are your ways to keep yourself company for less?