Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Acuatico, Laiya, Batangas (lotsa pics and info)

We had a blast. It was really really fantastic. Drool people, drool. Lol! Best part of it, everything was free. Hahahaha!
one of the beds
walkway going to the beach

showing off the view
fantastic view
aerial view of the living room in the villa and Andi showing off the floating luncheon place
Lani in the poolside tables

Unit 359 3F Mile Long Bldng
VA Rufino cor Amorsoloo Street
Makati City
892 7577
892 7568
0918 893 98800918 893 9880
Look for Monette.

Friday, April 25, 2008

company outing

We're going to Aquatico, Batangas for the weekend! Hope you have a great weekend as well. =)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

If I could ...

1. You can press a button that will make any one person explode. Who would you blow up?

Interesting question. For now, it would have to be MayAnne. She's a family friend who recently suffered a loss. She lost her brother and instead of facing what happened, she is just in complete denial.

2. You can flip a switch that will wipe any band or musical artist out of existence. Which one will it be?

It would have to be those Coverboys or Viva Hot Babes. Seriously. There is no talent whatsoever. They are just using their pretty faces and sexy bodies but no singing talent whatsoever.

3. Who would you really like to just punch in the face?

Hahahaha ... let me just list some initials ... if you read this and you know its you, boo!


4. What is your favorite cheese?

Just regular cheese. Anything too refined I find a lil bit icky.

5. You can only have one kind of sandwich. Every sandwich ingredient known to humankind is at your immediate disposal. What kind will you make?

Chicken sandwich with mayo. Yummy! I'm a simple girl with simple taste.

6. You have the opportunity to sleep with the movie (porn counts) celebrity of your choice. We are talking no-strings-attached sex and it can only happen once. Who is the lucky celebrity of your choice?

Brad Pitt,Sawyer from Lost, Michael from Prison Break. I like rough looking guys.

7. You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who do you pick?

Hmm, this is a tough one. Jon Bon Jovi when he was younger. Lol!

Care to play the game? Hehe ...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

importance of sunblock

I've been hearing about the importance of sunblock and how it is not only for vanity reasons but for health reasons as well. Talks about global warming and the harmful radiation and all this hoopla but I haven't really paid that much attention to this. It is only lately that I feel that I have suffered the consequence of my actions. I feel like my skin is not as good as it was before. Now, I've tried to use different sunblocks for the face but I hate the icky sticky feeling that it leaves. I heard about this new one, and mind you this is not a paid ad. I just love the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock. Seriously, it is dry to the touch. Super amazing! I love it love it love it.
Try it. I swear. =)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

short lived relationship

I was so excited when I met you earlier. We've met before but it was ill-fated and I hated you on sight. Seeing you gyrating underneath my inspection was too much for my taste then. I thought that this time, I was ready to meet you head on. So I prepared and readied myself mentally. I led myself to believe that I could overcome my fear and my inner disgust at the thought of dealing with you.

I sat down on my chair and relaxed. I told myself over and over again tha thi is for my own good. When I finally got myself into the right state of mind, I decided to see you. There you were, all pink and looking puffy ... you looked weird. You smelled weird. Still, I told myself that I could do this. It was for my own good after all. So I took a taste of you.

Yuck! I hated you then and I still hate you now. Good bye yogurt! It's just not meant to be.

Monday, April 14, 2008

dancing on the moon

Lao Tzu: Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

In the office, this is better known as positive reinforcement or positive scripting. It's when someone really screws up but you don't want to tell them straight to their face that they did and so you resort to using this. I think in some ways, it is a good thing.

It does make me wonder though why we can't do the same thing at home? Why at times we are more inclined to be nicer to strangers than to our own families? Why do we make it a point to remember our boss' birthday and get him something small or nice but forget our own aunt's or cousin's birthday? Why do we hold the door open for other people but not do the same for our own granmother or mother?

Why do we forward text messages to our friends but can't say I love you even through text to our own parents? Why is it easier to open up to others than it is to our own family members? Shouldn't it be the opposite?


Thursday, April 10, 2008

small things I've sweat on that I refuse to sweat about anymore

Whew! That was a pretty long title.

First off, thank you for all those that sent their condolences. As much as I appreciate it, I would appreciate your prayers more ... for us, for his soul, and for his family. Saturday morning will be his funeral so I don't see myself blogging on the weekend. This is the first wake I've attended and the first funeral so I'm seeing that in addition to my missing him, I'd probably be a train wreck. So no blogging for a few days.

In light of what happened, I have come to realize that there really are some things in life that we give too much importance on that we shouldn't. I actually have bought the book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and I've picked up some things here and now but I know that there are still things that I stress over that I shouldn't.

Here's my list. See if you can relate or if I'm totally crazy.
  1. traffic (I'm learning to not stress over it, realizing that there is nothing that can be done save for getting a flying car which does not exist.)
  2. dust (no matter how many times you clean the house, there is still dust. Just keep to a minimum.)
  3. getting my feet wet when its raining (I know, its crazy but I really really hate that icky feeling. This is one thing I can't seem to get over.)
These are my big 3. What things do you sweat about?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

one sweet day Mark, one sweet day

Be happy for me, for I am now with God.

This is what was written in his coffin. This is what I should feel; I don't feel this way. I know its selfish of me to want Mark to still be here with us eventhough he was already suffering. It just feels so hollow without him. Someone is missing now in our lil group and he will always be missing now. He won't be there anymore during celebrations and he won't be there anymore when we meet up and go out. It feels so wrong.

It is wrong. He was only 19. But I know that you are at peace now whereever you are. You looked at peace when I saw you lying there. I hope you are. I hope you are happy and at peace wherever you are. Till then, we will see each other again one sweet day. For now, you will be an additional guardian angel who will be watching over us.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

why I hate Goldilocks ...

I loved Goldilocks. Seriously. When I was a kid, all my birthday cakes were from Goldilocks. When I was growing up, whenever I would buy cakes for a friend or a boyfriend or actually just about anyone, I would always get one from Goldilocks. And it's not just their cakes that I loved. I loved their Window Cathedral Gelatin. I loved it to the point that I can eat an entire cake all by myself.

You noticed how I kept saying I LOVED with a D? Yep, its pas tense meaning I no longer love them. But why you may ask? It's such a part of my childhood that I never even thought that I would not love it when I had a kid of my own.

It happened over a week ago. I was on my way home from work when I passed by a Goldilocks shop in my area. I thought I deserved a reward for all my hard work so I bought myself a Window Cathedral. I was really looking forward to devouring it too. When I got home, exhaustion overcame me so I put it on the ref and thought I would eat it later. Expiry date on the tag said it would expire in 5 days from the date I bought it.
Guess what? It expired after 6 hours. I slept for about 6 hours and when I went to the ref to get it, it was already stinking to high heaven and hell. I was so disappointed. I called their customer service hotline and reported the case. They told me that since it was a Saturday, I needed to call back on Monday to report it. I asked if I needed to keep the stinking thing and they said no. I told them the receipt was no longer with me because I did not think that I would need it and that I normally do not keep the receipts of my take out purchases. I don't know if you do but I don't see the point in doing that.

Monday came and I reported the incident. This really OBNOXIOUS manager took my escalated call (yep, I was that upset) and told me that I should have kept the spoiled food as evidence that I did purchase it from Goldilocks. Take note that this is Monday and the spoiled food was bought Saturday. So I told him that I didn't keep it because it was spoiled and smelly and he said that there is nothing he can do for me anymore.

So there. I got ripped off my money and I got really bad service. Not to mention that I no longer feel safe buying from Goldilocks. So much for their tagline "Pasalubong ng Bayan." which loosely translates takeout for the family. Yeah right! If you wanna kill your family with spoiled food, go ahead and buy from there.

Sheesh. I hate Goldilocks now. So you should beware when buying from them. Don't just check the expiry date but check the food as well.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

rollercoaster ride

I’ve always been fascinated with people who love riding the rollercoaster. To me, it represents something horrifying. Just thinking that at the end of that upward climb is a very steep fall, it lmost makes me want to gag. I cannot understand why people look forward to going through the terrifying dizziness and all the sharp twists and turns. I much prefer the quiet stability of the carousel. Knowing that though it may go up and down and that it goes round in circles, there will be an end and it won’t be me puking my guts out for the world to see.
Unfortunately, we cannot choose what rides to avail in life. Most of the time, we end up riding the ones that we are most afraid of. We shout for dear help and sometimes we get lucky that someone will be listening. Sometimes, not so and we are left to fend for ourselves. If we’re really being tested, we end up hanging by the side of the rollercoaster with only one arm to support us.

Of course, this is not the case all the time. We also have our moments in the carousel. We can watch life pass by in a leisurely manner and we can learn from the mistakes of others. We can also ask other travelers where they might have come from and take note to stay away from the rough terrain.

I have journeyed far and long in this life but I know that there will still be many more to come. I have fallen and gotten up, fallen again and thought that I would not be able to get up but again and again, I was able to get up. I’ve thrown up and had someone clean it up for me while other times, I’ve cleaned up someone else’s puke. I’ve been dizzy with happiness and have drowned in despair. I have lived. I may not have liked going on the ride but I have learned because of it. I have lived.

Have you lived?