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Showing posts from November, 2009


It's getting chilly! I know that my friends in the Western world will probably still think it's hot, but by Philippine standards, it's getting cooler. Actually, it should be a lot colder by now. Global warming is wreaking its havoc, I guess. Anyway, one thing I like about the weather is that I do not need to use the air con that much. That means SAVINGS on electricity! Even better, it doesn't get too cold - no need for an electric blanket. The flip side - the pool water is waaay too cold. Oh well, I don't swim all that much anyway. Now I'm off to the gym!

Busy Bee

I have always been a busy bee, but this past week tops them all. I decided to list down the things I need to deal with - I love lists by the way: 1. Deadlines last week - yay I met them! 2. Deadlier deadline on Tuesday. 3. Writing deadlines on Monday. 4. Cleaning my condo. It is such a MESS. 5. Getting things ready for my New Year's trip. 6. Going to the gym everyday (I can't!) 7. Managing my finances (FAIL) And that's only the tip of the ice berg! I just think to myself that at least I don't need to deal with more complicated stuff such as insurance for the condo (it's the owner that does that I think). Just imagine if I lived somewhere else and I had to deal with motorhome insurance for example! Today, I will focus on number 3 and get myself ready for the Mexican-themed Thanksgiving party we're having tomorrow at a friend's house. No, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the Philippines, but any excuse to get together and have some fun, h

Facebook Games

People say it's amazing just how popular Facebook has become. I think it's more amazing the so many people are into games now because of this social networking platform. People who never even took a second look at games before are now addicted! Mafia Wars, Restaurant City, Farmville, Cafe World - name it and Facebook will have a game to get you hooked. Cafe World is what's keeping me busy in this realm these days. I just love how you can make various dishes and design your cafe. From walls to tile flooring to tables and chairs - you can play around and create your dream cafe. Of course, having to set your alarm so that you'll wake up in the middle of the night to serve your food to keep it from spoiling is just another of the game's charm. Gotta love it! What's our favorite Facebook game?


New Year's trip...beach...I know I want to go, but for some reason I am hesitating. Maybe it's because of financial considerations. Maybe it's something else. I can't wait to go to the beach, really. You know that song Two Pina Coladas ? I believe the line that goes " has proved that heartaches are cured by the sea..." I don't know if science HAS proved it but a trip to the beach should be just as good as medical travel Mexico , don't you think? Speaking of Mexico, I wonder how their beaches compare to ours? Anyway, I told my friend that I would decide about the trip today. We need to buy the tickets NOW. What's making me hesitate?

Stairs and A Hedgehog

The elevators in our office building are the worst, I swear. One (or two) is always on the fritz, and at 11:00pm, it's practically impossible to get one. That's why I make it a point to leave earlier or later - at least I won't have to deal with the crowd (which reminds me of the zoo for some reason). Last night, Ren and I got caught in the middle of that mayhem. Our solution? Take the stairs! It wasn't that bad - our office is on the 1oth floor. At least we had a bit of exercise (our version of Solo Slim if you must). Naturally, we had to document it. Ren at the end of the "trek." Light at the end of the tunnel? Yes, I am walking down the stairs! The lady behind me looks pissed. Like a scene from a horror movie. Earlier that night, we had a visitor. A colleague brought over a baby hedgehog that he's been trying to sell to me. I really want it, but I am afraid that I won't be able to take care of it. Right now I have Dexter the turtle and F

Long Sunday Ahead

I love Sleepasil. It really works. No fail - within 30 or so minutes of taking two capsules, I am out of it. However, it doesn't seem to keep me asleep for long. All week, I would wake up around 4 or 5 am for no reason at all. Last night, it was worse. I kept waking up every hour or so - I finally gave up at 5 am and just got out of bed. I was planning on getting a lot of things done today, but it looks like I'll have more time on my hands than I expected. At least I can get more writing done before I go to church in the afternoon. Maybe I'll go around the mall and look at beds, tables, kitchen stuff, clothes - heck, even auto accessories! Anything to keep me busy till it's time to go to sleep again. I NEED my sleep!!! I hope that coffee will get me through the whole day and that I don't end up wasting half of my Sunday nodding off on the couch...

Flash Forward

My officemate told me about this new series about a month ago, and I didn't get to see it till now. All I can say is this: it is DISTURBING. I am no stranger to disturbing. The past month has been nothing but disturbing. Of course, there have been good points. I have discovered so many fun things - believe it or not, I am no stranger to POS systems anymore! Retail therapy is FUN. Anyway, back to Flash Forward...whoever thought of this concept is either a genius or disturbed (there goes that word again). I wonder what I would see if this ever happened in real life? Now that's something that could either be very motivating, or very scary. What do you think you would see?


I like shoes well enough, but I am not like some of my friends who can't get enough of them. I prefer flip flops and sandals, actually. Last week, though, a co-worker posted an ad for running shoes on Facebook and I just couldn't help myself! (Justification: I need new running shoes anyway.) To my surprise, I have been finding myself looking at shoes more. I have taken particular interest in UGG Bailey - an Australian brand which, I think is quite popular. This particular "model" is a boot that goes halfway to your calves, and just looks perfect! I wonder if anyone carries them here...


Yesterday was my first day back at work (been gone for a month), and I have to say that I had FUN! Yeah, I had tons to do - I still have 700 e-mails to deal with, but I loved the fact that I had so much on my plate that I didn't have time to think of anything else. I am also planning my "annual" New Year's trip - it's about a month away! First choice: Gota Village in Caramoan. This is where the French Survivor was held. Isn't that just beautiful? If that doesn't work out, then second choice is Siquijor. Their pool has a bar in the middle! One place I've really been wanting to visit is Hawaii, but the price of hawaii hotels would probably kill me! Maybe next year? In any case, my head's spinning with excitement...

Monday Pick Me Upper: The Nun at Hooters

The Nun at Hooters sadly needing to use the rest-room, walked into a local Hooters. The place was hopping with music and loud conversation and every once in a while ‘the lights would turn off.’ Each time the lights would go out, the place would erupt into cheers. However, when the revelers saw the nun, the room went dead silent. She walked up to the bartender, and asked, ‘May I please use the rest-room? The bartender replied, ‘OK, but I should warn you that there is a statue of a naked man in there wearing only a fig leaf.’ ‘Well, in that case, I’ll just look the other way,’ said the nun. So the bartender showed the nun to the back of the restaurant. After a few minutes, she came back out, and the whole place stopped just long enough to give the nun a loud round of applause! She went to the bartender and said, ‘Sir, I don’t understand. Why did they applaud for me just because I went to the rest-room?’ ‘Well, now they know you’re one of us,’ said the bartender, ‘Would you like

Landslide For Real

I think I have posted this song - or about it - a couple of times already. I have to say that it has not meant this much to me until now. Indeed, there are certain things in life that you have to learn, that you have to go through; and unless you go through the whole process, you will not get what you need. I know I am still at the beginning of this process, and it is not easy. But I am not going to lose my faith and my resolve, which I am starting to just re-discover... One day, I know things will turn out the way they are supposed to. For now, I cling to Him who knows best.

More On The Numbers

I am still not over the numbers I got from the weighing scale yesterday. No, I am not in any way thin (yet!), but I am SO pepped up by the situation. I have to say that my OB started it all when she got me on some pills to help jump start the weight loss. (It's not phentermine , although I have heard so many good things about this pill.) I stopped after a month or so because the combination of pills made me sick. I think it's really the combination of the gym and my current food intake that is making this whole thing work. The great thing is that I do not feel as if I am punishing myself or that I am depriving myself. I actually look forward to going down to the gym every day, and if I miss it, I don't feel right! Music helps a lot - I think this is for another post; there is just too much to say about it! Anyhow, I am feeling much much better these days. I hope I don't crash. :p

Loving The Numbers

My routine has been a bit messed up since yesterday, but I am enjoying my last week off from work. This time next week, I am pretty sure I will be up to my neck in work; so today, after writing several articles, I went to gym and had fun (yes, I am actually having fun, am on my second straight week!). After that, I rested a bit, wrote, took a shower, and decided to brave it and go buy a weighing scale. My friend Porsche told me about some cool stuff that you can find at Japan Home, so I decided to go there - and I was like a kid in a candy store! I didn't get much, but what I got, I am loving!!! That's the weighing scale that has given me so much joy - I don't know just how accurate it is (I hope it is!) but if it's right, I have lost 16.5 pounds since I first visited my doctor for PCOS treatment!!! I guess I am going in the right direction - more gym time!!! This here is the hand wash that Porsche was telling me about. It's so cheap - see the price? Let'

Thank God For Comfy Couches

Remember that couch? I think it's become my comfort zone these past weeks. I have been spending practically all my time in it. I write on the couch. I study on the couch. I even eat on the couch! Often, I find myself falling asleep while sitting on it. It's just that comfy! I am so glad that we got it, despite my initial misgivings. I am planning to go to the mall next weekend to look at furniture, though. I don't know, but I have been going through this retail therapy phase, and I feel like looking at stuff for the house. I am sure I will see a lot of modern sofas and couches, but I think I will not trade my trusty old just yet. What's your "comfort zone" at home?

Monday Pick-me-upper: Don't Stop Believing

Younger kids will recognize this song from American Idol or Glee. People my age - or older - will know the Journey version. Whichever version you know, there is no denying that this song is a powerful one, both in words and music. I finally watched Glee last night, after hearing everyone rave about it. To be honest, I find the plot a little "half-baked," as Hannah says it. There are too many stereotypes. Still, the overall effect of the show is to make you feel GOOD! Glee - Don't Stop Believe Uploaded by Bugabookas . - Check out other Film & TV videos. Don't stop believing, guys. There are so many good things in life - you just have to take the time to SEE them. P.S. It's a Tuesday but it felt like a Monday to me, hence this pick me upper.