Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ako legal wife :D

Kinikilig kinikilig! Parang noon lang unang lumabas ang pangalan niya sa Philippine Collegian at TODAY. Some things never change.

1. Go to
2. If you know my last name, search.
3. If you don't know my last name... oh whatever... here it is!

Click to ZOOM

Kailangang sabihin lang... Asawa ko yan! 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Artista na sila

This photo is from Ayala Triangle Garden's website.   Lovers (left) are Zhailyn and Tatay Carlo. Wow!

Symphony of Lights 2011 was so-so after this

Watched the free light and sound show at Ayala Triangle Gardens with Hubby, TLO, Ate J and F. It's my first time to see this type of show. Para kang nasa Engkantasya.

I'll post more photos tomorrow. But for now, I'd like to share two special images --- no digital enhancements, no fancy camera. I took them before the show started . We were sitting under this big tree. I looked up and was touched by something overwhelmingly serene. I borrowed the Hubby's phone to take a couple of shots.

I'm blessed to have witnessed nature's light and sound show.

Anti-Baboy Campaign

Tonight is the soft launch of my vanity project for 2012.

I'm counting on your cosmic support. 

I need to bring sexy back. 

If you want to check on my progress, milestones, failures, etc., I'm sharing all the details through this blog.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

For Whom The Fish Thaws

Random thoughts while thawing the fish.

Image is from here

~ Dalagang bukid, in english, is Yellow Tail Fusilier. This fish brings back happy childhood memories. Fried dalagang bukid means dinner with everyone. If I remember correctly, it happened three times.

~ Frying fish is not cooking. It's meditation.

~ Damn, I'm really fat. Four-year old kid looks at my tummy and asks "may baby dyan?"

~ Someone I recently met is a bombshell. Beautiful, talented, mom trapped in a porn star's body. Just found out that she used to be F A T. Then the husband had an affair... She did everything possible to be get rid of the fats. She started dressing up. She started wearing make up. Things are much better between her and hubby now. The saddest, but most effective, motivator for losing weight - losing your husband.

~ My mind cannot accept that "losing" is pronounced "loo-sing." My Filipino brain wants to spell the word the way it's pronounced.

~ While frying fish, I checked out the DVDs in our book shelf and found Carmen. I remembered how close I got to being hot in 2007/2008. Through diet, swimming and her divine intervention during weekdays, I lost almost 20 pounds. Only to get pregnant... which was kewl!

~ I like what Yuri said about being slim - a lot of us have gone to the promise land of beautiful bodies only to be banished after a while... good thing is, you can always go back.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Season 5, Episode 9

Almost done. One last before I take a nap.

Sorry my dear, I'm taking one big leap towards emotional independence and interesti-fying myself. That's my big word for 2012.

We're no longer watching these things together.


Don't know much about the guy. Never really Google-d him. I just know that whenever people rave about some of his quotable quotes, I go... "but Covey/Maxwell already said that."

I don't know much about the guy but the title of the article got me. I just had to read. And for someone who hasn't owned, nor touched, anything Apple... it's sad that my first interaction with Mr. Jobs didn't get me to "think different" about my outsider (of the Apple cult) prejudice against him. 

He is, like their products, overrated.

Read article here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Fantasy, Captured on TV

"Look at you... getting me to engage in the social sciences... You're a vixen, Amy Farrah Fowler." - Sheldon

I don't care what other people think I've accomplished. I don't care what other people think about who I am. I only care about what He thinks. I am only proud of me, when He's proud of me. I am only beautiful when he posts pictures of me in his Facebook profile page. I am only smart if he tells his editor friends that I am.

And this should change in 2012.

This time around, I only need to care about what I think. Period.

Tuesday afternoon art project

(from last week)

My love affair with accessories started in 2006. It's been a profound connection (to date), I don't see myself giving up on it within the next 20 years.

With what I've acquired, lost, and continue to acquire... storage is becoming a serious business. Here's a little art project for my bracelets. Will need to make more because I plan to get more! Hahah!


Tea Can (Ate J found it somewhere, someone's trash became my precious find)
Container of SmellCil from Zhai
Ribbon Reel (not sure how it's called)
Mighty Bond

What Happy People Know

This "Juan for all, all for Juan" replay is very touching. The winner, Imelda , was abandoned by her mother when she was barely a year old. At 43, Imelda longs to be able to meet her mother. Eat Bulaga's popularity helped send the message to Imelda's mom. It all ended with a reunion between 43-year old Imelda and her mother.


Touching right? I just hated one statement that kept coming out of Imelda's crying mouth.

"Nahihirapan akong ipakita sa mga anak ko kung paano maging ina, dahil hindi ko naman yun nakita."

That statement just pissed me off, big time. I hate it when people use their childhood/sad stories to justify their grown-up behaviors. My father was abandoned by his dad when he was barely a toddler. But he turned out to be a great dad. No but's, no if's, no nonsense excuses.

People, we are who we want to be. Everything that you have in your hands right now, are the consequences of decisions you made. You have the right to grieve every so often. Tao lang tayo. But don't fucking use your sorry-ass kiddy tales to defend yourself against your perceived failures, big or small.

I'm harsh, but I know what I'm talking about. Come see me if you have issues about this post. Or better yet, read this book. It will change your life.

2011 Highlights: Little Garden

This year will be remembered for so many things around endings and beginnings. For one, this is the year when I finally fulfilled my gardening dream. When I quit my job in April, I had more time to live like a normal human being... Found the strength, free time and will to purchase my first plant - White Angel.

White Angel came in one plant box. It had two main "roots." I eventually had to put White Angel in two separate pots. They were growing very fast. So this is how the White Angel (She) looks like now.

White Angel (He), on the other hand, is fighting for dear life. The Husband feels that it's just going through some sort of "fall." I'm afraid it's dead. Hmm... were we talking about our marriage? 

I'm hoping White Angel (He) is as strong as Pretty Minnie (2). I also had to transfer Pretty Minnie 2 when the main root started growing so fast. Look at her now. She's growing "prettier" flowers compared to her big sister Pretty Minnie (1)

Actually, I must have done something wrong. Pretty Minnie (1)'s flowers used to be big (like the ones on top). Now they're smaller than carnations (see below).

So these are the inhabitants of our Fire Exit a.k.a Secret Garden. I hope to have more flowering plants soon... And I hope each one of them lives long enough to be able to move with us... when we get our own house.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Ms. EB Universe 2011

I'm a big EB fan. Ikaw na ang ma-hook kay Bossing since infancy. Haha.

Kanina, hindi maalis ang mata ko sa nangyaring rematch ng Ms. EB Universe. Napakagandang babae talaga ng aking super crush na si Paolo B. That's it 'teh. Ang tunay na maganda, kahit anong itsura, bagay. Sana sumali rin si Ryan Agoncillo one of these days...

Image is from here

How we spent our first Christmas

May lagnat si TLO, followed by LBM.

Dadda and I took turns giving her sponge baths to manage temp - except for the night of the 26th when I was too dizzy to get up.We managed to have a little Noche Buena, Dadda and I, with friends from Big Bang Theory.

It's not so great, but we were together for the first time. It's our first Christmas as a family, quietly spent at home. So it's still great. Looking forward to the next one... sana wala ng may sakit this time.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, 
Jack Frost nipping on your nose, 
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, 
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe, 
Help to make the season bright. 
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow, 
Will find it hard to sleep tonight. 

They know that Santa's on his way; 
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh. 
And every mother's child is going to spy, 
To see if reindeer really know how to fly. 

And so I'm offering this simple phrase, 
To kids from one to ninety-two, 
Although its been said many times, many ways, 
A very Merry Christmas to you 

Merry Christmas

"Although it's been said, many times, many ways..."

My desktop says it all.

Image is available from so many sites... digital Magic is mine, through Microsot Office Picture Manager.