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Monday, July 28, 2008

I can turn GREEN and it ain't a Pretty sight!

It has been days (started on Thursday – to be exact) since I have been in an awry frame of mind. I just can’t seem to comprehend why there are certain groups of reckless inhabitants who just love to torment people. Is it a case of power tripping? Or they just simply take pleasure in alienating people, consequently making them feel like less of a person?

They converse as if they are the only ones in the room, lurking in the corners with a bit of ohhhhh-so daunting whispers and chuckles with diminutive pauses every so often.
Personally, It’s no longer cool and It sucks the life out of me! I am starting to feel uneasy and squeamish. I start getting paranoid by the minute and it just drives me nuts…

So, I blabber on my bspot to unload my burden and to cast off all these negative vibes. Hoping and praying hard that these thoughtless brats would soon come to their senses. If they don’t do it soon, they are pushing their luck too much! I don't know how much longer I can endure this psychological torment..
For my parting words:
As The Incredible Hulk said, “Don't make me angry... You wouldn't like me when I'm angry”!
You wouldn't want to push your luck for it will not be a pretty sight..

Monday, July 21, 2008

And I shall wait (not in vain)!

A friend of mine has asked me recently about an unwelcoming subject (for me). I answered with a deep sigh. Again, a deep long sigh and my head began spinning..I told her there's nothing to tell since there is nothing to talk about. She kept bugging me. Insisting that i should tell her or shall i say demanding that i tell her.. She asked why?
WHY? I dunno. She kept insisting that i am too secretive and that i tend to shy away whenever topics such as this is ever brought up! Yeahhhhh.. Blahhhhh.. Pause.. Blaaaahhhh... Pause was all i heard next.. If there was just a remote control within my reach, i'd gladly fast forward that conversation with her. It's not that she's is irritating but questions like this makes me think.. It makes me think and ask myself "WHY"?

Such a thought provoking question, Why all these Why(s) in my life? Honestly, i dunno. It's not that there is something wrong with me (or perhaps, there is?) or i do not go out that much.. It's just that there is N-O-N-E........N-A-D-A..... Z-E-R-O.! Sure, there were some boys, but all they did was just stare, smile, flirt, the usual routine of the exchanging of numbers, surprise text messages and calls but that was it. That was all there is! The longest i can remember was texting & calling me almost 24/7 for more than 4 months and asked me out a hundred times (But i refused!) and then it went poooooffffff! I havent heard from him ever again..

What bugs me most is that my sister has been teasing me about this for the longest time. She knows how frustrated i get when she teases me like crazy. I go nuts and just turn hysterical with all the drama! Talk about mental and emotional torture...

The funny thing is, there was this one time when i was appproached by a nun right outside the church and offered me a booklet about becoming one. She asked me outright, if i would like to become a nun. Of all the people right outside the church, why did she approach me and handed me the booklet? Why me? Was it suppose to be a sign sent from up above? Was "HE" trying to tell me something? Was it sort of a divine intervention? Should i be ignoring the what could have been the sign of the time?

I was taken aback by that incident. It may be a little bit funny in a weird way but it made me think. Would i want to reconsider? Shall i?

Perhaps when the time is right, when my reasons are dignified and my heart is still!
For now, Ill just take my time and just take my chance..
I will live like there's no tomorrow!
I will live the best I can....
I will live for the promise of hope, of waiting, of miracles and of falling into deep....
I will live......

What's your Sign?

The twelve signs

The following are the characteristics of the Western Zodiac signs as understood by astrologers: Astrologers consider each of the signs to represent an ideal type. In other words, no individual shows all of the characteristics of any one sign. Rather each person is a combination of many signs, which must be assessed as a whole in that person's horoscope or natal chart.

- Aries (The Ram) (cardinal, fire, personal): Keyword: "I am". The Aries person is assertive, brave, energetic, kind, action-oriented, intelligent, individualistic, independent, impulsive, full of strength, competitive, eager, straightforward, forceful, headstrong, pioneering, a leader, focused on the present and freedom-loving. They can also sometimes be intemperate, violent, impatient, fiery, rash, extreme, and arrogant. Suitable occupations are where initiative and enterprise are needed, and preferably physical activity; such as entrepreneurs, businessmen, soldiers, sportspeople and explorers. In medical astrology Aries governs the head and skull. In astrology Aries is ruled by the planet Mars. The sun sign dates for Aries are March 21April 19. The fire form of Aries is a wildfire, an uncontrolled fire.

- Taurus (The Bull) (fixed, earth, personal): Keyword: "I have". The Taurus person is resourceful, thorough, dependable, responsible, loyal, patient, placid, stable, sensual, affectionate, comfortable, solid, earthy, strong, money-oriented, practical, productive, cautious, musical, and artistic. They can also sometimes be stubborn, indulgent, insecure, acquisitive, possessive, rigid, stodgy and slow. Suitable occupations are where perseverance, practicality and responsibility are awarded,and security is available; such as builders, farmers, bankers, civil servants, accountants and artistic pursuits, especially singing and sculpture. In medical astrology Taurus governs the throat and neck. In astrology Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus and for a few modern astrologers, the dwarf planet Ceres. The sun sign dates for Taurus are April 20May 20. The earth form of Taurus is fertile soil that has green growing plants.

- Gemini (The Twins) (mutable, air, personal): Keyword: "I think". The Gemini person is versatile, inquisitive, whimsical, nimble, articulate, lively, active, curious, independent, talkative, sociable, mercurial, and feminine. They can also sometimes be restless, scattered, dual or two-faced, inconstant, rash, gullible, gossipy and superficial. Suitable occupations are; and where constant variety and/or travel are guaranteed; such as commercial traveller, writer, journalist, clerk, teacher, printing and publishing. In medical astrology Gemini governs the hands and lungs. In astrology Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury. The sun sign dates for Gemini are May 21June 21. The air form of Gemini is strong winds.

- Cancer (The Crab) (cardinal, water, personal): Keyword: "I feel". The Cancer person is protective, sensitive, compassionate, tenacious, retentive, resourceful, empathetic, a great leader, charming, independent, mysterious, powerful, self-contained, intelligent, family and home oriented, maternal, security oriented, philosopher, honest, nurturing, motherly, warm, sympathetic, artistic, passionate, self-sacrificing, patriotic, sentimental, musical, emotional, and loving. They can also be touchy, clingy, over-protective, moody and crabby. Suitable occupations are where shrewd but sensitive nature can be constructively employed, or in looking after others; such as nurses, gardeners, archaeologists, fashion and hairdressing, hoteliers, publicans, estate agents. In medical astrology Cancer governs the stomach and breasts. In astrology Cancer is ruled by the Moon. The sun sign dates for Cancer are June 22July 22. The water form of Cancer is a torrent, such as rain, a river, or the flow of the ocean.

- Leo (The Lion) (fixed, fire, social): Keyword: "I will". The Leo person is creative, generous, proud, fun-loving, dramatic, dignified, theatrical, passionate, affectionate, ardent, ambitious, loves attention, independent, noble, a leader, sunny, naive, magnetic, kingly, and powerful. They can also sometimes be bossy, jealous, patronizing, promiscuous, snobbish, egotistical, boastful, over self-conscious, and arrogant. Leos like to think that they are special and important. They love attention, and will do anything to get it. Suitable occupations are where leadership, bossiness, and powerful self-assurance can be displayed; such as manager, director, social organizer, chairperson, acting, person of the year. In medical astrology Leo governs the heart and spine. In astrology Leo is ruled by the Sun. The sun sign dates for Leo are July 23August 22. The fire form of Leo is a controlled bonfire.

- Virgo (The Virgin) (mutable, earth, social): Keyword: "I analyze". The Virgo person is practical, industrious, efficient, thorough, methodical, exacting, precise, detail-oriented, observant, intelligent, critical, work and service oriented, painstaking, pragmatic, modest, discreet, health and cleanliness conscious, mentally active, and flexible. They can also be fussy, nervous, pedantic, petty, and over-critical. Virgos often have a long beautiful neck and can be careless with fingernails. Suitable occupations are where analytical and practical, methodical qualities are needed; such as teacher, psychologist, nursing and health and hygiene sectors, scientist, accountant, secretary, inspector. In medical astrology Virgo governs the intestines and digestion. Their is some debate in regards to a modern ruler of this sign with Pallas, Chiron, Ceres and Vesta often considered candidates by some modern astrologers, but the planet Mercury is typically used as the default by tradition. The sun sign dates for Virgo are August 23September 22. The earth form of Virgo is a full grown harvest. Totem animal is the Bushbaby.

- Libra (The Scales) (cardinal, air, social): Keyword: "I balance". The Libra person is co-operative, diplomatic, sees both sides, open-minded, just, urbane, fair, partnership oriented, avoids conflict, refined, balanced, graceful, charming, debative, idealistic, egalitarian and sociable. They can sometimes also rationalize, be easily deterred, indecisive and lazy. Suitable occupations are where human relationships and a harmonious environment are important; such as artist, poet, diplomat, social worker, cosmetic industry. In medical astrology Libra governs the kidneys and lumbar region. In astrology Libra is ruled by the planet Venus. The sun sign dates for Libra are September 23October 22. The air form of Libra is the calm fall winds.

- Scorpio (The Scorpion) (fixed, water, social): Keyword: "I desire". The Scorpio person is passionate, secretive, powerful, penetrating, perspicacious, intense, determined, purposeful, imaginative, insightful, perceptive, deep, complex, analytical, inquisitive, resourceful, ambitious, shrewd, magnetic, hypnotic, creative and mysterious. They can also sometimes be cunning, suspicious, compulsive, aggressive, jealous, and controlling. Suitable occupations are where the penetrating mind and determined attitude can prevail; such as research work, detective, physicist, doctor, surgeon, engineer, butcher, lawyer, the occult. In medical astrology Scorpio governs the pelvis and reproductive organs. In astrology Scorpio is ruled by the planets Mars and Pluto. The sun sign dates for Scorpio are October 23November 21. The water form of Scorpio is calm, murky waters that holds unknown things.

- Sagittarius (The Archer) (mutable, fire, universal): Keyword: "I see". The Sagittarius person is freedom-loving, extrovert, straightforward, benevolent, philosophic, idealistic, sincere, intellectual, knowledgeable, philosophical, broad-minded, truth-seeking and telling, just, fun-loving, athletic, adventurous, expansive, and optimistic. They can also sometimes be blundering, careless, exaggerative, know-it-all, over-indulgent, tactless and scattered. Suitable occupations are where free-ranging and versatile qualities are needed and where philosophical traits are important; such as churchman, lawyer, philosopher, interpreter, teacher, politician, explorer, also working with animals. In medical astrology Sagittarius governs the hips and thighs. In astrology Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter. The sun sign dates for Sagittarius are November 22December 21. The fire form of Sagittarius is a campfire or a room with multiple candles in it.
- Capricorn (The Sea-goat) (cardinal, earth, universal): Keyword: "I use". The Capricorn person is prudent, responsible, realistic, formal, patient, methodical, disciplined, traditional, cautious, conventional, hard-working, persevering, self-reliant, ambitious, businesslike, career-oriented, authoritative, conscientious, and competent. They can also sometimes be rigid, suspicious, status-seeking, demanding, insensitive, inhibited and saturnine. Suitable occupations are where responsible, patient and economising qualities can be exercised; such as scientist, engineer, manager, civil servant, mathematician, farmer, builder, politician, director. In medical astrology Capricorn governs the knees and skeleton. In astrology Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn. The sun sign dates for Capricorn are December 22January 19. The earth form of Capricorn is hard cold winter grounds or mountains.
- Aquarius (The Water Carrier) (fixed, air, universal): Keyword: "I know". The Aquarius person is unconventional, detached, intellectual, objective, individualistic, inventive, tolerant, unique, rebellious, sophisticated, future-oriented, friendship-oriented, humanitarian, cause-oriented, believes in groups and society, attractive and progressive. They can also sometimes be unpredictable, dogmatic, over-permissive, aloof, eccentric and elitist. Suitable occupations are where the progressive mental qualities can be developed, preferable in a group; such as, photographer, writer, broadcastor, publisher, social worker, scientist, and the electronics, aviation, and computer industries. In medical astrology Aquarius governs the circulatory and nervous systems and ankles. In astrology Aquarius is ruled by the planets Saturn and Uranus. The sun sign dates for Aquarius are January 20February 18. The air form of Aquarius is a hard winter storm.
- Pisces (The Fishes) (mutable, water, universal): Keyword: "I believe". The Pisces person is compassionate, empathetic, imaginative, sensitive, mystical, spiritual, dreamy, passive, easy-going, idealistic, visionary, inspirational, accepting, undiscriminating, charitable, believes in soul growth, self-sacrificing and artistic. They can also sometimes be distracted, detached, illusory, impractical, gullible, neglectful, escapist and lazy. Suitable occupations are where compassionate and intuitive qualities are needed; such as caring for the sick, needy and animals, religious, social workers, hospitals and institutions, poets, writers, actors, psychics, and models. In medical astrology Pisces governs the feet and immune system. In astrology Pisces is ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune. The sun sign dates for Pisces are February 19March 20. The water form of Pisces is the ocean.

10 Things You Didn't Know About You

10. Your Stomach Secretes Corrosive Acid

There's one dangerous liquid no airport security can confiscate from you: It's in your gut. Your stomach cells secrete hydrochloric acid, a corrosive compound used to treat metals in the industrial world. It can pickle steel, but mucous lining the stomach wall keeps this poisonous liquid safely in the digestive system, breaking down lunch.

9. Body Position Affects Your Memory
Can't remember your anniversary, hubby? Try getting down on one knee. Memories are highly embodied in our senses. A scent or sound may evoke a distant episode from one's childhood. The connections can be obvious (a bicycle bell makes you remember your old paper route) or inscrutable. A recent study helps decipher some of this embodiment. An article in the January 2007 issue of Cognition reports that episodes from your past are remembered faster and better while in a body position similar to the pose struck during the event.

8. Bones Break (Down) to Balance Minerals
In addition to supporting the bag of organs and muscles that is our body, bones help regulate our calcium levels. Bones contain both phosphorus and calcium, the latter of which is needed by muscles and nerves. If the element is in short supply, certain hormones will cause bones to break downeupping calcium levels in the bodyeuntil the appropriate extracellular concentration is reached.

7. Much of a Meal is Food For Thought
Though it makes up only 2 percent of our total body weight, the brain demands 20 percent of the body's oxygen and calories. To keep our noggin well-stocked with resources, three major cerebral arteries are constantly pumping in oxygen. A blockage or break in one of them starves brain cells of the energy they require to function, impairing the functions controlled by that region. This is a stroke.

6. Thousands of Eggs Unused by Ovaries
When a woman reaches her late 40s or early 50s, the monthly menstrual cycle that controls her hormone levels and readies ova for insemination ceases. Her ovaries have been producing less and less estrogen, inciting physical and emotional changes across her body. Her underdeveloped egg follicles begin to fail to release ova as regularly as before. The average adolescent girl has 34,000 underdeveloped egg follicles, although only 350 or so mature during her life (at the rate of about one per month). The unused egg follicles then deteriorate. With no potential pregnancy on the horizon, the brain can stop managing the release of ova.

5. Puberty Reshapes Brain Structure, Makes for Missed Curfews
We know that hormone-fueled changes in the body are necessary to encourage growth and ready the body for reproduction. But why is adolescence so emotionally unpleasant? Hormones like testosterone actually influence the development of neurons in the brain, and the changes made to brain structure have many behavioral consequences. Expect emotional awkwardness, apathy and poor decision-making skills as regions in the frontal cortex mature.

4. Cell Hairs Move Mucus
Most cells in our bodies sport hair-like organelles called cilia that help out with a variety of functions, from digestion to hearing. In the nose, cilia help to drain mucus from the nasal cavity down to the throat. Cold weather slows down the draining process, causing a mucus backup that can leave you with snotty sleeves. Swollen nasal membranes or condensation can also cause a stuffed schnozzle.
3. Big Brains Cause Cramped Mouths
Evolution isn't perfect. If it were, we might have wings instead of wisdom teeth. Sometimes useless features stick around in a species simply because they're not doing much harm. But wisdom teeth weren't always a cash crop for oral surgeons. Long ago, they served as a useful third set of meat-mashing molars. But as our brains grew our jawbone structure changed, leaving us with expensively overcrowded mouths.
2. The World Laughs with You
Just as watching someone yawn can induce the behavior in yourself, recent evidence suggests that laughter is a social cue for mimicry. Hearing a laugh actually stimulates the brain region associated with facial movements. Mimicry plays an important role in social interaction. Cues like sneezing, laughing, crying and yawning may be ways of creating strong social bonds within a group.

1. Your Skin Has Four Colors
All skin, without coloring, would appear creamy white. Near-surface blood vessels add a blush of red. A yellow pigment also tints the canvas. Lastly, sepia-toned melanin, created in response to ultraviolet rays, appears black in large amounts. These four hues mix in different proportions to create the skin colors of all the peoples of Earth.

Source: http://www.livescience.com/health/top_10_about_you-1.html

Saturday, July 19, 2008

In the mood for Caribbean

One hot Caribbean Friday night @ Waterfront Insular

Thanks to EGG for the invite! Our Friday night was another ohhhh-so fabulous affair. It was the Recognition night of the hotel's loyal clients and we've got passes to the event. The theme for the night was Caribbean. It was mentioned beforehand that there was a dresscode but we totally ignored that rule. We love to be a bit different!

We (EGG, CJPP and LGG) headed off to our dinner at Waterfront.When we got there, we were a bit worried because the people who showed up for the event went all-out Caribbean on us. It's all too late to change wardrobes so there's no way to back out now. As we approached the tent, the place was beaming with bright lights and some jazzy music. There really was the Caribbean glow all over the place.We were greeted with our "a little edgier blue welcome drinks" and the famous calachuchi and then headed off to scout for our table. People started coming in and I got all excited.
A few minutes more, the program started. It continued for about 20 minutes before another infamous incident ocurred. Somebody stepped on the wires that was connected to the powersource leaving the program to be interrupted not once, but thrice! Thrice! During the AVP, famous and influential people gave testimonials about the hotel's world class service. True enough, the hotel has been one of the famous landmarks of the city of Davao and has been in the business for quite some time now. The hotel has even reaped numerous awards for its being a world class hotel and unparalleled hotel service so it was just the opportune time to celebrate!
It was about 7.15pm when they announced that dinner is now available. Yes! I have been long preparing myself for this moment. LGG and i went to the sweets table, hopped on to the pseudo-chinese table. I ate a bit then decided to check out the japanese section's table. I was not up for sushi and tempura, so i had to say NO..
I ate some more while chit-chatting with the group. LGG and i striked back! We decided check out the Dishes. I sampled their breads, curry, beef, fish and a lot more. I savored every flavor of the food. My caribbean romance was a bit short but sweet. We headed home and Iwas running late for a scheduled movie date with my groupies. The movie's screening time was 8.30pm so EGG and CJPP dropped me off at Ncccmall. I was reserved a ticket so there i was...Batman battled the Joker in Gotham city.. The Dark Night was really "THE BATMAN" movie! It was just so exhilirating to watch and truly, a brilliant masterpiece (me drooling over ChristianBale)!
Caribbean Dinner @ Waterfront and a movie date with my groupies, that's definitely a TGIF! Saturday is another story..Saturated Day!

Thursday, July 17, 2008



I got lots of surprises from friends and officemates. They bought me a oh-so yummy-choco moist cake and even had some bday greetings posted on our department's door and some balloons too. It was really unexpected but a very good surprise on me. A sweet and unexpectedly worth-the-wait birthday celeb!

Location: Maria Cristina Falls
April 2007

I just love this! It's a motion shot and i wasn't even aware that someone took this shot from the back angle.
It looked liked the excursion was just another personal tour with the Boy Band! I remember following the guard and Manong Boy with Flix and Domz right behind me... A fun road trip with the boy band.

Strike while the Iron is Hot..
In this case, pose while the sun is up!
I remember looking at the fish structures along the road so we decided to stop and took pictures of it. It was about 3 in the afternoon and it was really burning HOT. Passers-by were looking at us since, we altern
ately took pictures and even made our signature poses...

Nonetheless, the pictures we took served as our souvenirs since this artsy fish structure is non-existent already. Too bad, they took it off! (Did they?.. im not sure!)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What we do BEST...

Captured Moments: our chinese meal night out and the sweet encounter)
((thanks to KTL for the shots!!))

Manic Mondays? Definitely not mine!

HIGHS: After work, our food guru invited us "once more" to yet another chinese cuisine delight night out. The destination, Tong Yang Restaurant. It was the first time for Cha and Engr but Tet and I have been to this place way back May so we knew what we wanted to have. KTL, being the food guru gave our newbies some food pointers and even suggested what dishes to try.

It took us about 5 minutes or so to decide. We sampled the resto's shabu shabu (with different soup base) and the grilled pork, chicken and sausages.
Seeing the table filled with food made our tummies more than satisfied. Good food with a very affordable price was something we could all smile and brag about..."Gluttony" sure made the night more exciting! The Tong Yang experience was another certified hit!

PART 2..It ain't over until it's over!
The night was far from over. We headed to another famous place (along Torres Street) to have our much anticipated desserts. KTL has been raving about this particular dessert that she had the previous night, so we decided to try it out ourselves. Sadly, when we got there, the waiter informed us that they no longer serve that dessert since some ingredients were not available. What are the odds? Anyways, we left the resto with heavy hearts (A major heartbreak)! We will be back for sure and will never rest until we have that dessert that KTL has been raving about...

Chocolates and Sweets, here we come!
After much heartbreak over the unfulfilled dessert cravings, we deliberated where to get our sugar supply.The good thing about Torres area is that there are coffeeshops on almost every street and corner. The area is literally booming with caffeine dosage and sweets are almost available anywhere.
Suggestions started to pour in and the group decided to check out Kangaroo coffeeshop. The place was really nice and cozy. The desserts (cakes displayed) were just heavenly! A lot of choices to choose from with reasonable prices. Since there were four of us, we strategically order 4 different slices of cakes (so we can just share with the group). We found the right spot and were just smitten with the place that we took glamour shots of ourselves.

The Kangaroo experience gave us the Sugar rush that we needed for the night. The staff had an outstanding customer service too. Kudos to them! It's a must-see place for those people who would want to unwind, chit-chat and to just chill out. Why the name Kangaroo? KTL gave us a little bit of a background but i would not want to spoil the mystery.

The verdict: Absolutely more trips to this hip and cool shop!
LOW: Tet received a text message and it was a big blow on our faces!
It was just so heartbreaking. Could not help but sob in the corner...