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Tuesday, December 25, 2007



In a few days' time, I won't be a mentor/lecturer anymore. That means I am not anymore required to wear slacks, jeans and dresses.

Denims and baby tees, here I come!

Goodbye, stilettos!

Goodbye red, pointed shoes!

Hello, DMs boots!

No more calloused soles and toes from walking miles in those "fashionista" shoes.

The possibility of getting hallux valgus is close to null.

I can hop off the jeepney without worrying of twisting my ankle (again).

The boots make a good weapon. Shin-kicker this is!

The floral and butterfly prints on the boots makes it look tough but chic.

Goes well with plain, white baby tees and jeans.

Oh, joy!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I'm not asleep, but that doesn't mean I'm awake.

I have made a big decision 2 weeks ago that entailed a big change in my daily routine.

For weeks now, this is how I spend my 24 hours:
Awake/Online/Work - 18 hours
Sleep (at home) - 2.5 hours
Travel - 1.5 hours
Nap (at work) - 1 hour
Bath, plus other personal effects - 1 hour

Hush, hush.
I know this is suicide.
But I am ending this soon.
All I need is timing and that person who can take my other post.
If you're looking for a full-time job, send me a mail.
I'll be more than glad to send you the details.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Better than 500 mg of diazepam.

*swoons* I'll make a post about this guy soon. *swoons again*

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


HAPPINESS as defined by
(n) : joy, the emotion of being happy;
synonyms: felicity, blessedness, bliss

Simple or cheap things make me happy. Among these things are the rain, ginanggang (grilled unripe banana brushed with margarine and then sprinkled with sugar), and night outs with my friends.

There are people though who claim to have not found or experienced true happiness. For a person like me who's easy to please (you dare not contradict), I find this pretty pathetic. Believe me, finding happiness is not as hard as looking for that winning gold chip in Surf pouches and bars (Eeek! what a rueful metaphor).

Today, I got a forwarded email on How To Be Happy. 30 sentences, 30 tips. I think 30 is too long a list to post and comment on, so I just chose my top 15 tips.

This one goes out to Anne Tolentino. She has told me for the nth time that she never experienced real happiness in her whole 23 years of existence. Well Anne, I hope this helps you.

1. LEARN TO SAY THANK YOU. Thank those who have done something good to you. Send them a text message, an email, an instant message, a call (if your mobile is loaded :p) or just whisper 'thank you' .

2. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH OTHERS WHO ARE HAPPY. When you are with people who are happy, you kind of absorb their aura and have a happy disposition as well, but if you are around angry, or melancholic people, chances are, you become like them.

3. CONNECT WITH OTHERS. Go out with friends. But then, Check #1. Again, be careful about who you hang out with. Spend time with people who you know will cheer you up. Do not hang out with people who are gloomy, or you'll end up drinking 5 buckets of beer, wasted, wallowing in self pity and feeling more unhappy.

4. SAVOR LIFE. Try to do things slowly. Focus on one goal at a time. Resolve to have less to do each day. Do things with ease and mindfulness. Enjoy your lunch break, your cup of coffee, your morning walks and conversations.

5. TREAT YOURSLF. Give yourself little treats. An 8-hour sleep, a large mug of latte (from Spro--shameless plug), a foot spa, a bag of Doritos, or a tub of vanilla ice cream.

6. THIS SHALL PASS. When bad things happen, and you're having trouble accepting it, think to yourself the same thing the ancients did: "This, too, shall pass." And you'll survive.

7. SHARE. Practice the art of sharing. It might be a chocolate cookie, some amount of money, your talent, or maybe your time.

8. LOOK AT YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS. Look at what you have done instead of what you haven't done. Your achievements can boost your self-esteem and will make you feel good about yourself.

9. LAUGH. Hang out with your crazy friends, watch dumb videos on Youtube, go to, or watch "Tagalized" Doraemon(this works for me). Laugh your head off!

10. HAVE A GOAL. Too many goals will lead to ineffectiveness. Choose one goal and really focus on it then work to accomplish it. Goals lead to happiness, if you make progress on them.

11. DO LITTLE ACTS OF KINDNESS. Helping your friend finish her baby back ribs meal is one example. *tee hee*

12. EXERCISE. Just a short walk or jog could lift your spirits and reduce stress. Nothing difficult. Just get outside and move.

13. LEARN SOMETHING NEW. It's strange how many of us fear to try new things and/or admit that we do not know something. Learning new skills or new information is one of the most fun things there is to do. Hang out with geeks(like what I do) and you're sure to learn something new everyday.

14. NATURE WATCH. Watch the sunrise or sunset. Listen to the the rain. Watch the stars, rainbows and clouds. Watch the flowers. Watch animals. Watch insects. Watch people (in my case, I ogle).

15. LAUGH SOME MORE. When you are in the middle of a bad situation, look around you, realize the absurdity of the situation, and just laugh. In a year, no one will care. In two years, you'll be laughing at this anyway. So laugh now, and be happy now.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Because I am obedient...

Because I am obedient sometimes, I am now starting a blog.

Everyone, enjoy my whines and rants on random things.

Nota Bene:
This is my first "public" blog. I hope I don't get into another trouble with this.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Back to wearing eyeglasses...

I accidentally scratched my cornea while removing my contact lens, but the injury was not evident until I woke up the next day. It started with a feeling of having a dry eye. Minimal pain followed after some blinking and as the day progressed, the pain became unbearable. Corneal abrasion causes major discomfort because underneath the cornea are a number of nerve endings that are very sensitive even to the slightest disruption of the corneal surface. For 3 days, my left eye was covered with an eye patch to avoid blinking (blinking with a scratched cornea feels like having a rough pebble in your eye--- OUCH!), my vision was a little blurry because of excessive tearing and I was also a little photophobic.

I am aware that there are injuries caused by wearing contact lenses, but you can't blame me for "worshiping" the silicon hydrogel wonder. I started wearing eyeglasses at the age of 1 year 3 months (that was even before I could count from 1 to 5). It was only when I was 22 when my ophthalmologist allowed me to use contact lens, and boy that was ecstatic happiness I felt. I was comfortable with my O2 Optix lenses and I didn't mind spending Php1800 every 3 months (3 pairs/3 months) as I am still on a high from my new "freedom". O2 Optix is great, but I abused it by wearing the lens for 15 hours up to more than 24 hours straight. My bad.

Now, I have to choice but to go back to wearing specs again until my cornea is well healed. Not exactly the look I want, but hey, looking at the brighter side, I get to save [1800x4 =] Php7,200.00 a year. Hmmm... Not that bad after all...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Add a new Mac to your Mac.

//*another test blog*//

I am switching to Mac next month. *tee hee*

Waffles, vanilla ice cream and more!

//*This is a test blog intended for my application for an outsourcing company*//

Waffle King Project, etc. (
12 October 2007 - Eid’l Fitr)
Photos taken with Tianx's Nikon D40X.

Pao preparing the batter.

After all the mixing and whisking, the batter finally meets the brand new waffle maker.

The first batch came out good.

The free waffles came with cafe americano. :)

...and we also got to try it with vanilla ice cream! Yum!

Tianx and Jane enjoying the treat.

The waffle king trying out his recipe.

Got bored, so I took some self portraits.

The boys had fun with House of the Dead.

Spent the last tokens shooting hoops.

After the waffle treat and arcade games, my Chinese posse and I decided to end the day at Fwendz Diner. Good food, beer, pitchers of iced tea, good friends... What more could I ask for? :)