Archives for January, 2010

mellow thursday

Posted on Jan 22, 2010 under blahs, my thoughts with infos | No Comment

It’s Thursday once again and what else is to follow - the weekend. Aint that fast? Days really go by so fast. Then comes the V day. Thank heavens it’s on a Sunday. LOL!

It’s really not a mellow Thursday for me since i attended 3 meetings today. I’ve been absent for the past two days so i pretty have to catch up on some of my tasks. Speaking of tasks - i’m now reminded to look for some cigars my friend has been asking me. She’s looking for something she could give to her uncle.

One week more to go and it’s February! Whew! Did i write my new year’s resolution already? #1 of it should be — to write related stories on time. Heheh!

you shook me

Posted on Jan 18, 2010 under my thoughts with infos, question and answer | No Comment

1. What celebrity would you just want to shake some sense into? those celebrities who think they are gods

2. What do you think comes after death? new life maybe? I wish i could just peek into some roller blinds and see from behind the window what happens after i die.

3. What is the first book that you can remember reading by yourself as a child? nah i can’t remember… but i do remember the lines - henny penny is a hen, henny penny is red hen…

4. What was the first rock concert that you attended? i already forgot, i think it was Parokya ni Edgar concert

5. If you were to suddenly become famous, would you choose a stage name? If yes, what would it be? just the same, Ylan

6. What is the one thing that you wish the media would stop talking about? rumors and stuff that is not in anyway helping our present economic and peace situation

7. If you could be part of any band, which one would it be and who would you be and why? nah i don’t think so, i have a very bad singing voice :D

8. Do you live close to your immediate family members? If not, how far away are they? yes, very close.

9. Last seasonal question (promise): What did you do on New Year’s Eve? nothing much - cooked, ate and made some noise!

Pit Senyor!

Posted on Jan 16, 2010 under blahs, events | No Comment

For the Cebuanos, the festive and jovial mood does not end after Christmas or new year’s celebration. The celebration is kinda extended because of the Sinulog festivities. The festival culminates with a grand mardigras every 3rd Sunday of January. The mardigras is just one of the many activities people are excited about.

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photo from last year

Here’s the schedule of activities for the rest of the weekend…

January 16, 2010 (Saturday)
6:00 AM Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
9:00 AM Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto. Niño
2:00 PM Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
6:30 PM Cultural Shows
7:00 PM Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia
8:00 PM 1st Sinulog Fireworks Competition , fronting SM North Wing
8:00 PM Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM Handumanan Concert, USP-F Theater for the Performing Arts

January 17, 2010 (Sunday) SINULOG GRAND PARADE
4:00 AM Mañanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 AM Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
9:00 AM Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 PM Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 PM Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña

Pit Senyor! Happy Sinulog everyone! :)

foodie

Posted on Jan 16, 2010 under blahs, my thoughts with infos | No Comment

Does it follow that if you’re a foodie, you must also be a good cook? Definitely not true to me. I love to eat (or am i just a glutton?). It’s never a problem of mine to not have an appetite to eat. Well, occasionally if you’re feeling ill. But i don’t cook. I can prepare something but i wouldn’t consider myself a good cook. And i’m lazy for the most part. Heheh! It’s a given that eating fatty food produces fat. My question is, are there foods that burn fat as it increase metabolism? I really have to know which food, to at least balance my food intake. I know apple’s one, therefore, i should be munching apples everyday. Afterall, they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Toinkz! :D

what’s best about having sisters?

Posted on Jan 16, 2010 under blahs, my thoughts with infos | No Comment

I have a brood of 5 sisters. Yup, we’re 6 siblings in the family - all girls. Pretty sure my father would have wanted a boy, but for heaven’s sake, we’re already half a dozen. Lucky for him though because he now has a grandson from my youngest sister. Yes, youngest sister, at 21. Having sisters can be chaotic at times. Especially when one of them wears my dress or shoes without asking. But i’m not that bad as a sister, i do give them hand-me-downs stuff. Lol! It’s fun because we share and talk a lot about girls’ stuff - fashion, beauty products, boys of course, among others. One of them freaked out last time because she’s got pimples and wants to have an acne scar removal treatment immediately. Lucky for us because we really don’t have acne problems. Just that, skin break out does happen.

What could have been our lives like if we have a brother? How could it be any different? Seriously, I can’t imagine how he would look like! LOL!

sleeping beauty

Posted on Jan 16, 2010 under blahs, my thoughts with infos | No Comment

I once had a colleague who really doesn’t have a problem in getting some sleep. She can sleep whenever, wherever. I’m not kidding! Even when we are talking, the next time you blink your eyes, she’s already asleep. Seriously, she easily lulls to sleep. I can always catch her sleeping at her desk and i had to wake her up often. I’m not sure if it was an abnormality itself but she truly can sleep easily like that. It’s like she has a natural sleeping pills all the time. But of course, that is very unlikely.

Another colleague of mine said that one of her teammates is a bit a sleepyhead. He easily falls asleep when he’s on meetings (though meetings can be boring, that’s an excuse). At least for them, they wouldn’t find it hard to sleep. :D

the pain something

Posted on Jan 16, 2010 under blahs, my thoughts with infos | No Comment

Whenever i’m absent from work due to severe pain on my head, i’d sometimes think which is the correct or appropriate term to use. Is it headache or migraine? Headache is defined as pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs. Migraine on the other hand is defined as a severe recurring vascular headache that occurs more frequently in women than men. So, based on what i just said, migraine is kinda superlative to headache? Huh! Am i right? At least it doesn’t sound as complicated as hemorrhoids relief which my friend is looking for. Now i have to ask another friend who’s a nurse. She definitely knows this better than i do.

diet, dieting

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 under blahs, my thoughts with infos | No Comment

Diet. Dieting. Words you hear from almost every women i encounter. Diet (noun) means a prescribed selection of foods. Diet (verb) means to follow a regimen as for health reasons. But more likely for women, it’s to eat sparingly to lose weight. Hehe that could be me! Interested to read on? Just click here to learn more of the whatnots of dieting.

I browsed some old pictures last night and was really awed when i realized i’ve really gained much weight over the years. Tsk! Question now - can i get back to my slimmer figure? From when i was only about 108lbs? Tough one!

what i’ve learned

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 under inspirational, my thoughts with infos, quotes, straight from the inbox | No Comment

I’ve been sleeping very late again. House is back and so is my very late sleeping habit. I’ve learned that the best under eye cream could do magic on my eye bags but sleeping early and getting enough sleep hours are still the best.

Anyhow, here’s more of the things that i’ve learned. From my email.

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”

“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.”

“I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as “making a life.”

“I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.”

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.”

“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.”

“I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.”

“I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.
People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.”

“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.”

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

sick leave today

Posted on Jan 11, 2010 under blahs, my thoughts with infos | No Comment

What a way to start the week than being absent from work? LOL! Tsk… I woke up with a very terrible headache i almost poured the liniment on my face to feel relief. Then i realize i’m having my first day - you know the day most women doesn’t want to deal with. Headaches, crumps, arrghh just so annoying. Since i’m home, i get to read some notes on Outer banks foreclosures which i’m quite interested about. Well, not really but it just piqued my curiousity lately.

It’s still the month of January and i’ve used up my paid leaves already. Tsk. Not good. I should try and start living a healthier life. Hmnn.