Saturday, August 13, 2011

Guess who's an adult

After 6 long years of pushing, poking and ridicule from former bosses, former team mates, former/current colleagues, forever friends and relatives... presentingggggg!!!

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Wednesday AM, 08/10/11
Photos by The Hubby
Digital enhancements by Yummylicious Lady

Friday, August 12, 2011

Top 10 Longest Names (Places) In The World

Sorry, can't get enough of this lake. Apparently, it's just the 6th longest name (place) in the world. Here's the top 10 from this site.

Krung thep mahanakhon bovorn ratanakosin mahintharayutthaya mahadilok pop noparatratchathani burirom udomratchanivetmahasathan amornpiman avatarnsathit sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit
(Bangkok, Thailand)
(167 letters)


(Maori name of a hill in New Zealand. Translation: "The place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed, and swallowed mountains, known as Land-eater, played on the flute to his loved one"
(85 letters)

Gwynedd, North Wales. Translation: "The Mawddach station and its dragon teeth at the Northern Penrhyn Road on the golden beach of Cardigan Bay".
(67 letters)

Gwynedd, North Wales. Translation: "St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of the church of St. Tysilo near the Red Cave".
(58 letters)

El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de la Porciúncula
Los Angeles, California.
Translation: "The town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Little Portion".
(57 letters)

A lake near Webster, Massachusetts.
Translation: "You fish on your side. I'll fish on mine, and no one fishes in the middle".
(43 letters)

Lower North Branch Little Southwest Miramichi
A short river in New Brunswick, Canada
(40 letters)

Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asis
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Translation: "Royal city of the holy faith of St. Francis of Assisi".
(40 letters)


Te Whakatakanga-o-te-ngarehu-o-te-ahi-a-Tamatea
Mauri name of Hammer Springs, New Zealand.
(38 letters)

Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhubhghaill
Aultanrynie, Highlands, Scotland.
(32 letters)

Going where?

This is beautiful lake in Webster, Massachusetts.

Image is from this site

If I'm able to say this right... I'll kick Poca's ass. Let's try...

"My love, meet me at Lake Chaubunagungamaug."

or by its complete name ---

"Honey, take me to Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg."

Hmm.. I'd probably stick with "can we go see THAT LAKE?"

Image is from this site

This blog entry is a by-product of my research for Accent Modification. In the process of downloading audio guides for proper pronunciation of cities, states, countries... I found Lake... oh you know now.

What the hell ???!!!???

So sick, so wrong in so many ways.
  • The guy who did it? Sick. Wrong.
  • Seeing it in the news? ---
  • The word "ejaculating" in the headline? ---
  • Writing about it? ---
I dunno. If I had my way, this wouldn't be in the news. And no, I'm not even explaining myself.


US court fines Pinoy for ejaculating into co-worker's water bottle
08/11/2011 | 05:34 PM | GMA News > Pinoy Abroad

A California court has ordered a Filipino to pay $27,000 for ejaculating twice into a co-worker’s drinking water bottle, a US television station reported.

The judge ordered Michael Kevin Lallana, 32, of Fullerton, to pay for the victim’s loss of wages and medical expenses, news site KTLA reported Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).

Lallana admitted that he ejaculated into an “attractive" co-worker’s water bottle because “her lips had touched it." But he told detectives he never thought she would drink it.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It rocks indeed

Our boss sent us an email about encoding our goals for the year in this online tool... special note for me was --- personal KPO (Key Performance Objective) is required for work-life balance.

Now, that's really something. A company that values its people integrates personal development mechanisms into its performance management system.... I can't help but compare with the ex-employer. We were not allowed to put in any goal that will not have an impact to performance. NOT ALLOWED.

Indeed, my employer rocks!

Oh, and I now have more reasons to blog. For my personal KPO, I submitted this blog and said that I will post at least one entry per day.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wonder Lust#1: SlapWatch

Net surfing can be dangerous to your health.

Learned about SlapWatch from AK's Tumblr.

And now, I desire.

Naknampating. Ang sarap mangarap sometimes.

I should have...

These could have been mine last 04/07/2008. Hubby offered to buy them for me.

Nasan na kaya sila ngayon?

Apr 7, 2008, Trinoma
Camera: Sony Ericsson
Model: K810i
No digital editing for all images

Gardening Lesson

These are the flowering residents of our fire exit. From (L-R) White Angel, Pretty Minnie and Weeds (hindi kinaya ng puso ko na bunutin lang sila at itapon, nilagay ko sa isang lalagyan).

Almost a three weeks ago, I thought I was going to lose them. I failed to give them TLC (water, cultivate, conversation) for two weeks and their leaves started to turn yellow. All the flowers dried up.

Pretty Minnie's case was tougher than the rest. When I got this baby, there were two intertwined main roots. Since she's growing too fast, she no longer fit her pot. I had to "separate" the two main roots. I held her roots with my bare hands and the "mud" felt really warm. My last attempt to revive the dying plants was to put the two Pretty Minnie's in different pots.I was so scared, I thought she'd/they'd die. I was so scared to find out that I'm not meant for gardening - maybe I didn't really have the green thumb.

Days passed by and Pretty Minnie just looked like she's ready to pass on. She looked dry and... dead. Honestly, I was just waiting for all the leaves to turn yellow. I was ready.

Yesterday, I saw more than twenty flower buds on Pretty Minnie! Miracle? No. I was merely impatient.

And that's how Pretty Minnie taught me an important lesson in marriage. Just because it looks dry, dead and there are no flowers in sight doesn't mean you're losing it. Or that you're not meant for it.

TLC. Faith. Patience.

This morning, I did some cultivation. And I forced the hubby to water the babies. We shouldn't let them die. We shouldn't let IT die.

Thank you, flowering friend.

Sour Grapes

We're still talking about this.

Kainis. Ito ang nanalo. Hindi dahil panget ang output ok? It's just that... kayang kaya rin namin ito ng mga bekla.

Grrrr.... Bakit ba hindi kami mapusok sometimes.

Ang mga itlog ni Ogie

Peace tayo Lola Reg.

I should be writing

... an Accent Modification Course for work but the "block" showed up last night.

This visit, I don't resent.

The ruthless block came with an explosion of creative juices and white light.

I am yummy!