Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I felt bad for missing two entries in the girls talk. And much bad to miss to telecast (hehe!) my two colors, BLACK and GREEN. But as the cliche goes, better late than never. =)
Monday, September 13, 2010
Wedding bells is in the air. What seems to be the famous "Christmas Rush" has another non-synonymous version, "wedding rush". Wedding rush it is. Everyone seems to get hitched every year, specifically the non-random people called friends. I am indeed getting older (who isn't?!), from the birthday party blast and the débutante and cotillion, now comes the "I DO's" matrimony invitation. Everyone seems to get married except "yours truly". And now I'm part of the semi-pressure, a no exempt for the questions " when will you tie the knot?"
To be honest, I have no plans as of the moment. The getting-married plan would come 3-4 years from now. I just want everything to be ready, financially and emotionally. I want to march that aisle with a peace of mind that I still have a life and a bank account after I say I do.
And If I have to get married, I want it to be memorable. I mean I only get married once, not unless ...(knocks on the wood) I want that wedding to be worth it. From the couture, the reception, guests, motif and photographs.
As for my motif, I want a royal blue or green, vintage would also do. And of course, I want to look like a princess, even it's just self-proclaimed, hehe. I also have this wild imagination that I would march(?) the aisle riding in a horse(now that's so fairy tale). I wonder if any church would allow this. *laughs*
Now these are my choices of wedding gowns. I have every picture numbered according to my most pick and the least.
Smoky eyes give whiter complexion ( base on my make-up)
Friday, September 10, 2010
Now I cannot remember the story behind this, (maybe I was young enough when it was taken) but I what I am certain of is I was with my cousin in crime, KYONG2x (we all have unique nicknames, like me being called Limbing, my sister Tangsoy, brothers Angki and Fangki, cousins Chiko and Jaja). So to name digits, I think this picture is 21 years old. Anyway, have I told you how much I miss her? I guess I did said that a lot of times in my entries. She was just, like I had in my title, my cousin in crime. We do things together, went to the same school, had the same friends, went to the same movies together, covers for each others lies, etc. She left 4 years ago and I never stop missing her since, wondering what would it be like if she never left. But people come and go. Now I'm getting too sappy..=)
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I can very well remember the sentiment of this picture; my first steps at my dad's hometown: CAMIGUIN! This was 20 years ago, I think. Twenty years and so much has changed. I can remember how anxious I was for this trip that I was not able to sleep the night before. =)
2o years after, this is us. The same women you spot above.
(me and my sister on the right)
(me and my mum)
I wasn't able to join the girl's corner last week since my laptop got busted and most of my "red" photos are there. (hhmmm). Anyway, today is about purple and unfortunately I am not the "purply" type. But I want to show a funny thing I did with my 2x2 picture 2 years ago. Two years with "amateur" editing skill and 100 pounds beauty. But, well, oh yeah, vibrant purple hair it is. I don't know what crap has gotten into me and I thought of doing something crazy and creepy with this picture. I turned myself into a killer psycho. Hehe.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
My cousin from
Thankfully, she came across with a non-profit trade association, the NMEDA dealers. She hit the dealer locator provided in their website, typed her city on a specific box, and was glad to find many listings of Mobility Equipment Dealers in their area.
With a comprehensive research, she found out National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is an internationally known organization committed to ensuring quality and professionalism in the manufacturing and installation of safe and reliable transportation equipment for people with disabilities. Their members consist of dealers, manufacturers, therapists, driver rehabilitation specialists, rehabilitation engineers, automotive engineers and many other types of industry-related professionals.
NMEDA DOES NOT SELL ANYTHING: NMEDA is the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people. They are non-profit and their members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NMEDA dealers (members) are the ones who sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for disabled people.
NMEDA also have its Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers. The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. It is based on the principle that in order to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality. The program was developed to elevate the level of dealer performance to reliably meet consumers' transportation needs in the safest manner possible.
She was informed against adapted wheelchair vehicles sold over the Internet or through catalogs. So without further delay, she visited an NMEDA dealer herself. The services, products and trainings were clearly discussed to her.
Now, she is enjoying with NMEDA dealers. They helped his father get back onto the road of independence and gave him a trouble free transportation.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I am not a Brad Pitt fan but I do appreciate his movies. And if I have to pick a Pitt movie, it would be MEET JOE BLACK.
Bill Parrish (ANTHONY HOPKINS) has it all - success, wealth, and power. Days before his 65th birthday he receives a visit from a mysterious stranger, Joe Black (BRAD PITT), who soon reveals himself as Death. In exchange for extra time, Bill agrees to serve as Joe's earthly guide. But will he regret his choice when Joe unexpectedly falls in love with Bill's beautiful daughter Susan (CLAIRE FORLANI).
A synopsis over the net, written by a Robert Lynch, says:
Joe Black and Bill Parrish enter into a most unusual gentleman's agreement. Wealthy media tycoon William Parrish leads a charmed existence until Death comes calling with an extraordinary proposition - he'll delay Bill's imminent demise in exchange for a tour of life. Innocent, enigmatic and often hilarious, Joe disrupts Bill's world of privilege and corporate intrigue. But when he falls for Bill's beautiful daughter, Joe threatens to change the rules. Now Bill must fight not for his future, but for those he loves in this bittersweet tale of life and death
My two memorable lines in the movie:
Joe Black: I don't care Bill. I love her.
William Parrish: How perfect for you - to take whatever you want because it pleases you. That's not love.
Joe Black: Then what is it?
William Parrish: Some aimless infatuation which, for the moment, you feel like indulging - it's missing everything that matters.
Joe Black: Which is what?
William Parrish: Trust, responsibility, taking the weight for your choices and feelings, and spending the rest of your life living up to them. And above all, not hurting the object of your love.
Joe Black: So that's what love is according to William Parrish?
William Parrish: Multiply it by infinity, and take it to the depth of forever, and you will still have barely a glimpse of what I'm talking about.
Joe Black: Those were my words.
William Parrish: They're mine now.
Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart. I'm not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back. Because, the truth is there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love - well, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
This was my sister (September 12) and mom's (September 11) joint birthday. I remembered my mum kept holding my hands because I can't seem to control my desire to lick the icing with my hands (which until now I still do *winks*). As you can see my, my sister had a huge smile while my eyes were obviously taking a peek if mum was watching. I miss them. I miss how we all use to be together. I think I've mentioned in my older post that my sissy is already at Singapore and my partner in crime cousin Kyong already lives at Virginia. Sad..=)
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Watch The Expendables (2010) Choose your weapon.
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writers (WGA): Dave Callaham (screenplay) and Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)
Release Date: 13 August 2010 (USA)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Giselle Itié, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis,
Plot: The Expendables has hired a major action / thriller about a group of mercenaries to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow their ruthless dictator. When the mission begins, the men see things are not what they seem to be caught in a dangerous web of deception and betrayal. With their mission, and avoid an innocent life in danger men face a difficult challenge, which threatens to destroy more of this Band of Brothers.
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is a man who has nothing to lose. Fearless and drained of emotion, the leader, strategist and sage for this group of men to knit is to live in the periphery. His relationship with his truck, his airplane and his band of loyal warriors modern. It is true cynic, what he does: “The removal of these hard to reach places described. The team behind him by Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), a former SAS and the taste of everything that has a blade that is Yin Yang (Jet Li), a master of close combat, Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), Barney the last ten years and specializes in long-barrel weapons; Toll Road (Randy Couture), the demolition and qualified experts, the intelligence of the group and Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), a former fighter and sniper expert precision to fight with demons.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
From a three day blast comes reality. Back to the real world. The hassle and pessimist sighs. I don't want to feel even a twitch of disappointment because I want to be as positive as possible, but I can't help it. Last week brought me into heights with a little expectation that I can nail an on line job, which turns out to be another wishful thinking. I almost have it! I was on step 3! One step more to go and tssaaaddaaa, I'm hired. Now what?. Back to a virtual job haunt again.
I just want to earn more than what I can in the non-virtual world. I want to buy things that I cannot bought for myself when I have a regular job. I want to buy something for myself out of what I've been sowing. I believe I cannot do that in my previous job (no bad mouthing or what). I want to have the things I dreamed of having. I hate saying these things, but having them left unsaid is pissing me off the same. Wheew...So sad..
But then I would like to uplift myself with these few lines from a song "try again...never stop believing" ...=)
Now this was my funny fourth birthday. I had a little celebration with my first cousins . As you can see in the picture I below, I was pissed because I was suppose to be one who's going to blow those candles but you can see what happen. Boy, you can tell how "mad" I look like.
But good thing my mum asked to blow those candles again. And I was happy. Bow.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Now this is not a romantic movie or the giddy love stories. One of the best I watched! Actually this is a wholesome movie, that everyone can watch. But I can also recommend this for couples, especially those who can't bear a child. How a wife stays with his husband through thick and the thinest.
It is an action-packed drama about a Christian high school football coach who uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure. In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organizing to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by his circumstances, he cries out to God in desperation. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge his players to believe God for the impossible on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage. What transpires is a dynamic story of the fight between faith and fear. Facing the Giants is a powerful experience for the whole family inspiring viewers to live with faith, hope, and love!
Blogging is one way of expressing one’s thoughts and opinions through writing. It’s not only exclusive for writers, but it’s also for people who have so much to share.
I started to join the blog society last year. But due to work demands, I was not able to sustain my posts. But when I quit my job last May 2010, I decided to go back and indulge myself in the blog arena. And luckily, a friend of mine introduced me to Social Spark. Social Spark is where bloggers, like me, can make money by either placing display advertisements on their blog or by writing sponsored content. This is not only useful for bloggers alone, but also an advantage for advertisers. They can promote their products with the help of bloggers (they are paying) who will market their merchandise through blogs. This can also be a form of low-priced commercial.
Signing up for Social Spark is an easy process. You just need one blog to register and make sure that it’s really yours. Your blog must be 90 days old and has at least twenty 20 original (non-sponsored) posts.
I had undergone through this process myself:
First – I registered to www. Socialspark.com
Second – I registered my blog and claimed it. Actually, they provided step by step methods that are really easy to understand.
Third - Then I just waited for the result. It will just take days. I checked both my email and Social spark network all the time. Since they will just send you a message whether your blog has been approve or not.
At first, they were unable to approve my blog since my posts did not reach the minimum-20-posts SOP. But with patience and determination, they approved my second application. And now, I’m looking forward for opportunities where I can earn and somewhat support my needs.
So, what are you waiting for? Signing is up is FREE. Just click the link below.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Roots and Wings
My daughter’s letter to the man she will love someday
By Cathy Babao-Guballa
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 22:05:00 08/08/2010
RELATIONSHIPS ARE always a difficult terrain to navigate.
As a woman, you spend hours pondering—alone or with your girl friends—the intricacies of the human heart. You always hope and pray that the next generation will get it better than you did.
Below is a letter I found in my daughter’s website (I have her permission to share this). She wrote it to “the man I will someday love.”
I was expecting to read a gushing, romantic, idealistic tome. I was humbled instead by her sentiments. It’s filled with sensible expectations.
I pray that this will make every girl believe that hope does spring eternal, and even if your heart has been broken a few times, you can always put the pieces back together, and make it right the next time around.
Take your time. Don’t rush and don’t just “settle.” If it’s part of His plan, God’s best awaits you out there.
I will admit that sometimes I really do wonder if you exist.
There is a part of every little girl’s heart that envisions her prince charming. At age three, it is usually of a man who can save her from the wrath of an evil stepmother, wake her from eternal slumber or give her that true love’s kiss.
In elementary school, he becomes the boy with the least cooties, the one who’s willing to cross the playground to share his Oreos even if it makes him a target for the week of all the other boys.
Come high school, it’s that boy you stand with at prom, who your father stared down at the door, who provided you with an experience complete with photos you will cringe at a decade later, a corsage that yellows in the refrigerator, and a faded memory of a night that seemed almost too magical to be real.
Nineteen years into this life, however, and still unwilling to give my heart away, I am still that same little girl who hopes for her prince charming. And although I wonder why it has taken you this long to sweep me off my feet and whisk me off to your palace on horseback, I know that it is probably because meeting you will be better than any fairytale I could’ve read as a kid.
A couple of heartbreaks and a few years wiser though, I will admit that there are times when I question your existence. Because I have yet to meet the guy who makes me hear songs like “All My Life” or “A Whole New World” in my head when I see him does not mean I don’t hope that it’ll ever happen.
I may already know you or may still meet you someday—something I leave completely up to God because I’m pretty sure our story will be epic.
However, I can’t promise you that I’d make the world’s most perfect princess. In fact I’ll probably keep you on your toes and amuse you with my eccentricities—there are a lot of them. I’ll probably steal a bunch of your T-shirts and turn them into shirt dresses, or drive you slightly mad with my obsessive compulsivity and my need to fix your collar constantly.
I can promise to be your best friend however—that person you can rant to after a rough day, the hand you can hold when you get sad, or the person you can text when situations get awkward.
I’ll probably mess up your hair sometimes and hug you for too long, but that’ll only be because I absolutely adore you. I’ll bury my head in your shoulder during scary movies and make you feel like superman when you kill those flying cockroaches that really shouldn’t exist. I’ll cook your favorite food on your birthday and try my best to make friends with your mom.
I’ll respect your nights-out with the boys and make you seem like the perfect guy to my barkada. I’ll watch basketball or soccer games with you, and not complain when you cheer too loudly at the TV set.
I’ll know the difference between giving you space and being constantly there for you—even if it means sitting and playing video games with you or taking hot chocolate runs when it rains.
I’ll listen to your music and we’ll go on epic adventures together—seeing the world, taking awesome pictures, eating awesome food, and never running out of things to tell each other along the way.
I won’t be waiting for you to sweep me off my feet and take me on a magic carpet ride, because I know I won’t need anything like that to fall for you—I will love you for you.
You will be that someone to make goofy faces with in pictures, to lace fingers with when I’m lonely, and to take long walks under the stars with on the beach.
You’ll be the guy who takes me the way I am—and will laugh as I burst into Disney song or pick out pink wallpaper.
You’ll be that someone I envision a future with—us filling out visa forms as we travel the universe, picking out our first dog together and arguing about what to name it, or being snap-happy stage parents in our preschooler’s annual mini-plays. And I keep hoping that maybe someday when we find each other, you will become that someone whose smile I wake up to in the morning and the last one I speak to every night.
So to the man I know does exist, and who will help me maybe make sense of the world someday, this man I can’t wait to love. Please know that I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. But for now, I wait. Fingers crossed and palms held together, I hope that you’re out there somewhere, waiting for me, too.
With the hope I will be yours for always,