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it's good to be here. it's good to feel the burst and zest of living! it feels like i am in total bliss!

Friday, December 4, 2009

more

and something came up, then, reality set in.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Meant to have More

I'd like to think that I meant to do more and experience more

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fun Q's

1. Where do you like to go to have fun? Good Restos or caf├ęs to chillax and have a breather, Go Malling (window-shopping and watch a movie), Go DVD Hunting or KTV bars for videoke sessions


2. What were you doing the last time you really had a good laugh? We all had a good laugh when we reminisced all our adventures and bloopers from our recent Cebu, Bohol and Bora trip. We were having dinner at then at Chippens with the Itchy Feet group last September 1, 2009.


3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? In the country, I have my Top 5 destinations that I would love to go to. Palawan, Vigan, Batanes, Bacolod and Dumaguete
Across the Globe: (1) Africa (2) Paris (3) Japan (4) London (5) Maldives


4. What is your all time favorite comedy movie? Mostly cartoons. I loved Finding Nemo and found it Hilarous.


5. What is your happiest childhood memory? Family Reunions specially during Holidays where we gathered around to share the pot-luck dishes prepared and do the merry making together. We also enjoyed watching the fireworks display (way back when the fireworks were not banned during the festivities) and the exchanging of gifts plus the talent showcase we had are just some of the things we look forward to when the Holiday season comes.
I also enjoyed spending my summer at our ancestral house in the province. We loved to pick fruits, play in the stream, just lay around idle under the mango tree that we so love. And when night comes, we gathered around to share ghost stories which scarred the crap of us.


6. What song always makes you happy when you hear it? Wow! Lots of songs that I love.. Better than sunshine, The Scientist, 4 in the Morning, Cool, Some Oldies like Lady in Red, Lea and Fallen and lots more..


7. What was your favorite sitcom growing up? TV addict so I would have to say Roswell, Malibu Shores, Beverly Hills 90210, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Will and Grace and a lot more.

8. What favorite food puts you in a great mood? My comfort foods – CHOCOLATES AND DESSERTS!


9. Who's the funniest person you know? Funniest person I have ever known is Leam Adriel ---- my funky little nephew…


10. What was the best vacation you ever had? To come!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Questions

1. What is more difficult: a. looking into someones eyes when telling how you feel or b. looking into someones eyes when they tell you how they feel? A - Both situation sucks but B is definitely harder. It's harder to hear the truth from someone especially if the answer you needed to hear hurts!

2. Think of the last time you were angry. Why were you angry? A - Last Tuesday. I got upset over some bad news. A bad break up of a very close friend.

3. You will die in three minutes. Last call? A - My family

4. If you could do anything OR wish anything, what would it be? A - That I could have the power to control time.

5. You can have one of the following two things: trust or love. A - LOVE (Amore)

6. You are walking to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss told you if you are late one more time youre fired. Do you save the dog? A - I love doggies. I'd call my boss while trying to save the poor dog.

7. Would you or have you ever blackmailed someone? A - I'm thinking about it now..

8. Think of the last person who you know that died. You have the chance to give them 1 hour of life back, but you have to give one year of your life. Do you do it? A - For my Lola, I'd give everything!

9. Are you the kind of friend that you would want to have as a friend? A - A big YES!

10. Does sex=love? A - No!

11. Are you old fashioned? A - Mostly Traditional but open-minded to new things

12. What would be harder for you, to tell someone you love them or that you do not love them back? A- Telling that you love them even though you know they will never love you back..

14. What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up? A - My family and my identity

15. Romantic love, when was the last time you told someone you loved them? A - I never have the courage...

16. If you had to go back in time and change one thing, if you HAD to, even if you have “no regrets” what would you change? A - I'd study on a different University (My dream University)

17. Imagine. It is a dark night, you are alone, it is raining outside, you hear someone walking around outside your window. WHO do you wish was there with you? A - I'd wish it was the one who is making my heart skip...

18. Would you give a homeless person CPR if they were dying? A - I'm not qualified to do CPRs

19. You are holding onto your grandmother’s dying hand and the hand of a newborn that you do not know as they hang over the edge of a cliff. You have to let one go to save the other which one would it be? A - Parking lot question. A tough decision has to be done.

20. When and how was the last time you told someone how you REALLY feel?If You had three months to live: A - Never good at expressing emotions.. never had the courage to do so. I'd die in silence but I prefer to leave a meaningful Letter to that person.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Things You Don’t Know About Me

  1. What is on your bed right now? A- My comfy pillows and blanket
  2. When was the last time you threw up? A - Way back 2005. Too much to drink
  3. What’s your favorite word or phrase? A - Shocks, Sure, Patay!
  4. Name 3 people who made you smile today? A - Riel, Cha and a friend
  5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? A - Munching my breakfast while browsing the internet
  6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? A- doing some paper works and browsed the net
  7. What is your favorite holiday? A - Christmas! Tis' the season to be jolly!
  8. Have you ever been to another country? A- Yes
  9. What is the last thing you said aloud? A- not said but I laughed out loud...
  10. What is the best ice cream flavor? A - Right now, I enjoy Ube Macapuno
  11. What was the last thing you had to drink? A- Booze? Kadayawan Celebration
  12. What are you wearing right now? A - My work uniform
  13. What was the last thing you ate? A - Candy - snow bear (just a few minutes ago)
  14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? A - No!
  15. When was the last time you ran? A - Sept. 14, 2009 - our Badminton game
  16. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? A- I'd see Paris
  17. Ever go camping? A- Yes! I was a good camper and girl scout, that is!
  18. Do you have a tan? A - Did have..
  19. Have you ever lost anything down a toilet? A- Yes
  20. What is your guilty pleasure? A - Indulgence on sinfully good food
  21. Do you use smiley faces on the computer alot? A- Very often
  22. Do you drink your soda from a straw? A - Most of the times...
  23. What did your last text message say? A - You're Welcome....
  24. Are you someone’s best friend? A - I guess so...
  25. What are you doing tomorrow? A- Come to work and work some more!
  26. Where is your mom right now? A- Home with Riel.
  27. Look to your left, what do you see? A - I see Tin Tin and Kuya Xtian (my officemates)
  28. What color is your watch? A - Mettalic and transparent
  29. What do you think of when you think of Australia? A - I remember koalas and kangaroos..
  30. Ever ridden on a roller coaster? A - Yes! a scary ride...
  31. What is your birthstone? A - Diamond
  32. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? A - Both works for me.
  33. Do you have a dog? A - We have three
  34. Last person you talked to on the phone? A - Odjie
  35. Any plans today? A - DVD marathon and buy some desserts
  36. Where are you right now? A - At work
  37. Biggest annoyance in your life right now? A - Knowing there's always this uncertainty tha lingers around the corner
  38. Last song listened to? A - Lea by Toto
  39. Last movie you saw? A - Kimmy Dora with some friends last Saturday (LFS)
  40. Are you allergic to anything? A- Not that I know of....
  41. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? A - My ballet shoes
  42. Are you married? A - Very much in the market
  43. Is anyone jealous of you? A- Hope not!
  44. Do any of your friends have children? A - Yes!
  45. Do you eat healthy? A - Not really! over indulgence on sweets and meat!
  46. What do you usually do during the day? A - Work, Research, Internet and more work
  47. Do you hate anyone right now? A - Nope.. hate is such a strong word.but i hate the idea that some people maybe leaving me sooner than expected
  48. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily? A - Halu or Yo...
  49. How many kids do you want when you’re older? A - two or three
  50. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? A- 27

Monday, September 14, 2009

What Are Your “Four”?

  1. Four family members: Leopoldo, Phoebe, Ana Mae, Leo Dennis plus baby Riel
  2. Four places that I go to over and over: Cebu, Manila, Bohol and Mati
  3. Four people who e-mail me (regularly): Ate An, Madam Mie, MBA Classmates, Lempert Report
  4. Four of my favorite places to eat: Mcdo, HARANA, TAPS, Lachi's / sugar munch
  5. Four places I would rather be right now: Palawan, Bora, Cebu and Vigan
  6. Four TV shows I watch over and over: The Mentalist, Fringe, Chuck, Korean dvds I have a at home
  7. Four things in the room I’m in: PC and Printer, steel cabinets, piles of papers / documents and our office desk and chairs
  8. Four concerts I’ve been to: MYMP / Parokya ni Edgar and River Maya in Cebu, Anton Diva and Vice Ganda's Valentine 2008 Concert, Pooh and Pokwang in CAP Auditorium and APO, Side A and Bamboo (assembly)
  9. Four things on my calendar: Birthday alarms!
  10. Four fears: Ending up alone, getting lost, dying young and be stricken with a terminal disease
  11. Four things in your purse or wallet: Money, money, money!
  12. Four chores you hate doing: when I have to be in the office all by myself, I hate to wait on long lines / gueues and waiting for people, I don't really like to do the laundry and buying gifts all by myself
  13. Four favorite animals: Doggies, hamster, fish and birds
  14. Four speed dials on your cell phone: none
  15. Four places you have called home: Davao city and Cebu city
  16. Four favorite pieces of jewelry: chandelier earrings from cebu, a wrist watch given by my sister, a diamond ring from my mother and the silver ring which my sister previously owned but is now mine
  17. Four websites you visit: my blogsite, facebook, wikipedia and people.com
  18. Four people who have been in your car: no car...
  19. Four things you are wearing now: I never leave the house without my watch, a pair of earrings and ate's ring, my work uniform, stockings and my stilletos
  20. Four favorite types of candy: any candies/treats and chocolates (less the peanuts)
  21. Four sports teams you like: I suck at sports!
  22. Four things found in your fridge: my chocolate milk drink, my choco-coated biscuit, cecil's eclair and lots of water
  23. Four rituals you do daily: get up at around 5:30 to sleep beside and watch over Riel, Rise and shine at around 6:30 am, prepare my things and uniform and hit the shower
  24. Four things currently within reach: my cellular phones, paper works, water bottle and my kikay kit
  25. Four malls you have been in: just last weekend - NCCCmall, Gaisano Mall, SM and Robinson's
  26. Four things you love doing: go traveling and road trips, eating and food trips, watch movies and dvd marathon + videoke
  27. Four things you know how to cook: adobo, fried fish, tocino and chicken...
  28. Four Halloween costumes you’ve worn: Worst! i dont dress up for halloween!

Thinking out loud! part 2

  1. Would you shave your head if a family member asked you to because they had cancer? A - Yes, if the reasons are that grave!
  2. What would you do if the doctor told you that you were pregnant? A - Although, it's impossible at this point, i will gladly take on the good news.
  3. Did the one person who hurt you the most in your life apologize? A- Yes, he did!
  4. Are you good at hiding your feelings? A- I am very much transparent (blush uncontrollably) but I am pretty much capable of keeping things all to myself.
  5. Are you wasting your time on someone? A - I never thought of it as wasting my time on that person. I was happy to be there for him.
  6. Explain the last time you threw up. A - Way, way back. Year 2005 to be exact. Drinking spree and star gazing with some friends. I had too much to drink!
  7. Last thing that made you cry. A - May 18, 2009 -- The Confession
  8. Do you have a bad temper? A - Patience is a virtue!
  9. Do you think you’ll be married in 10 years? A - I hope so!
  10. How many funerals have you been to in your lifetime? A - More than 10!
  11. How often do you think about suicide? A - None!
  12. What is your deepest fear? A- Ending up all alone and getting lost!
  13. Do you REALLY love all your family? A - A big YES!
  14. What do you want to believe in? A - I want to believe in "Happy ever afters"! I still want to! And at the end of this all, there will be Happiness.
  15. Do you have a secret crush on someone? A - Yes!
  16. Are you proud of who you are? A - Definitely! I have come a long way.
  17. Do you feel alone even in crowded rooms? A - At times, I feel lost in a crowd.
  18. What is the worst thing a person could do to you and still be forgiven? A - Take advantage of me. Being always the spare tire....
  19. You’re dying in 10 seconds, what are your last words to your best friend? A - a sincere Thank you!
    …to your worst enemy? A - I hope you have the heart to forgive me!
  20. Do you care if people hate you? A - I am a people pleaser! Guilty as charged!
  21. Freedom or safety? A- Both
  22. Think of a random person, and give them a message here, no names: Lemuel M. - Where on earth are you? You're one of the few people that intrigued me. I hope you are well.
  23. Has a song ever made you cry? A - Yes. I am a very sentimental person. (EMO)
  24. A book ever made you cry? A - Yes!
  25. Is the world crumbling to pieces? A - Before, but I am much better now! Way Better. Happier.
  26. Name on moment where you couldn’t control your rage. A - I was in Grade 4 and had to throw some chairs in our classroom. I was really upset so I did what i had to do!
  27. Name one moment where you sincerely wanted to just die. A - Die of embarrassment? May 2009
  28. For the last one, just say anything you want, anything at all. Thank you to that one person who broke and tore me to pieces but made me better and stronger! I am happy that your happy but more importantly, I am happy because I am taking my chances, once more! It's never the end but rather the start of another exciting adventure for me.
  29. Have you ever thought of going over 100 miles just to meet someone? A- Before!
  30. Have you ever had a reoccuring nightmare that wouldn’t go away? A- Yes, its a bit creepy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thinking out loud!

1. Were you a part of the popular or elite crowd in your high school?

A- I was on the Honors Class but I’m second guessing that I was not that part of the popular crowd.

2. If you could go back and change something about your high school days what would it be?

A- I would have studied harder (nerd?) and I wish I was way cooler.

3. Who did you have a crush on during high school? Did you express your feelings for that person?

A- Tough question. I did have some admirations but i never had the courage to express it out loud. Still in denial til' now! As for the names, let us keep their identities a mystery!

4. Have you ever been fired from a job?

A- Thank goodness! None so far.

5. What is your biggest regret?

A. Had to forgo my attendance to my dream University school

6. Do you sing while having a bath?

A- Absolutely! I do it all the time.

7. How often have you driven over the speed limit?

A- I don't even know how to drive yet.

8. Do you think it is okay to lie? When would it be alright?

A - I'm a bit partial.. I would have wanted to hear the truth than be lied to. I had to learn the hard way!

9. If you think no one is looking what is the one thing you would do?

A- Dance like nobody is watching or sing my heart out!

10. If you were gay who would want to have a passionate affair with?

A. Princess of Monaco - Charlotte Casighari (not so sure about the name)

11. If you were stuck on a deserted island which one book, movie and person would you want to take along?

A. for the Book, any twilight readable book s will do; Person: My sister and movie: The Cutting edge movies

12. When was the last time you indulged in binge drinking?

A - Kadayawan 2009

13. What did you most get into trouble for when you were younger?

A - I was a good kid! but even then, i loved to wander around...

14. Which teacher did you feel attracted to when you were in school?

A - My Phil. Constitution Professor. His Occupation: Lawyer/Professor/Hottie

15. What is the one thing that disgusts you?

A - When one is so insensitive and careless with peoples' hearts.

16. If you are not doing anything what are you most likely to think about?

A - Grand plans for myself and family. Vacations, vacations and vacations!

17. What do you love and hate the most about the human race?

A - We have the capacity to change and the power to make things better. The downer - Selfish and arrogant at times

18. If you could be a car which one would it be and why?

A - Mini Cooper because of the movie "The Italian Job".


19. What was your first tattoo or piercing and where is it? What does it stand for?

A. I cannot stand needles so i would have to settle with piercing in my tummy. It's liberating!

20. Who was the first person who broke your heart?

A - an elementary classmate of mine (but we are still good friends to this date)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bumming around

After our August trip, I was more than willing to do some interestingly new things. However, I seem to be out of my zone these days. I am spacing out mostly. I easily grow tired of doing things. And being an internet afficionado as I am, it' s hard to believe that I no longer find it that appealing to religiously log on every night to check and make updates on some of my social network accounts and so with my cyber blogs. More so, I find it so tedious to check on youtube and watch some korean, japanese or chinese series or movies. Needless to say, I need to charge up.

A week ago, I was particularly craving for some good and yummy desserts. I made some frequent stop-overs at Sugar Munch (in Marfori), Cecil's and Margie's Bakeshop along Torres Street. I sinfully gave in to my cravings and watched the whole season 1 of the series "The Mentalist" til' the wee hours of the morning.

I'm just happy that I was able to do my dvd marathon thing again because it has been ages since I felt this excited about watching an american series. My sleepless nights were totally worth it. Perhaps, before this week ends, I will be able to buy some good and exciting series leaning towards light comedy mixed with a bit of suspense or some spy stuff or perhaps, some dramatic and unconventional investigative murder stories. Hopefully, i'll get hold off Lie to Me, Chuck (recent Season), Dexter, Supernatural, Knight Rider, Fringe and a lot more.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

UPDATES

I haven't had the luxury of time to blog for more than a month now. I was just too busy juggling school and work stuff. I have been busy with working on some new projects for the bank and trying to fix some timetables/schedules before i head off to a much deserved vacay this August. Hopefully, all projects will be good to go before the end of August. Also, I am looking forward for my Appraisal come September. Somehow, I just love to cook up new projects for work and it seems that i am motivated to bring about good and innovative changes.

Things are falling into place. Friendship has been restored and that there are no more in-between pauses. The storm has passed and all things are anew. Things have been resolved and I am grateful for that.
A good surprise has kept me smiling these days! An unexpected yet very good surprise... My very own leap of faith for school and work.

As for school, academic life is taking a toll on me but I am happy that it has given me much perspective about things, in general. Deadlines, surprise quizzes, reports and case analysis are fastly becoming my favorite things to look forward to. Not to mention the Saturday gimmik nights I have with my grad classmates are more than enough to keep me at the edge of my seat. No more lonely Saturday nights, that's for sure!

Family's always good and I am happy for all this! I am happy and I guess, I deserve all these...

It just keeps getting better and better!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Celebrations!

1. June 18 - Happy Birthday Mama Phoebe!

More than anything else, having you as a parent completes me most.
Your quiet strength and soothing words are more than enough for me, Ate and Papa (plus Bro and Riel)...
We will always be grateful for the sacrifices you made for us. For the things you had to forgo just to make sure that all is for the family's best interest.
Thank you! I know it will never be enough, but YOU mean the most to us.

We will always continue to pray that you would be given a healthy and fulfilling years ahead so that you may continue to enjoy your new role as a "doting" lola to Riel.

We love yah, as always!

2. June 20 - Back to school! -- First Day High!

Seeing old and new faces at school is exhilirating! Meeting our Profs for the first time made me more certain of where I want to be in the next year or so. It was a challenging first day of class. But, i can sense that this semester will be a lot tougher and a bit tedious than before.
With positive thinking, determination, time management and some good friends and classmates, i am sure that i will make it!

NOTE: 1st Night out - Dinner at EuroBaker and Videoke.


3. June 21 - Happy Father's Day Papa Polskie!

You have always been the silent type, the reserved one. Admittedly, i have grew found of your genteel nature. Your composure and coolness rises above all adversities that we face. I will forever be your little girl.. the little girl who followed you around, even at work! I think, i got a lot of independence just following you around at work and this made me appreciate you more. Thanks Pa!

I hope that you continue to be a great father and that you take care of your health! Less the vices and more health conscious activities..


Cheers! to all these great celebrations...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Independence Day

It's a holiday today and spells "No Work"!

Since, its quite gloomy today, I've decided to spend the rest of the day at home sleeping. A lot has happened lately. I feel like things are just so fast that i can barely catch up with my breath and keep up with the changes around me. Don't get me wrong, i like keeping my self busy but what I am worried most is that, I keep on forgetting and misplacing things. Clumsy, I know. Perhaps, i just want to forget bits and pieces...
Just a couple of weeks ago, a friend (from way back) has found me through FB. With what I am going thru at this point, I am happy that this friend has kept me company with my blackout days..
They say, take it easy and so I will.

What keeps me smiling these days? I am certain that there a few on my list. Hopefully, it will all be better.

P.S.
Phil. Independence Day
Another day to think about what our country has achieved all through out these times.
We need change and we need it now. We need to move, move as one to achieve PROGRESS!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

With File Extension SRT, you can never go wrong!

I have always been a fan of foreign films and I can truly appreciate the films more , if subtitles are provided. Upon browsing this site, http://www.fileextensionsrt.net/, I had more appreciation of the software, File Extension SRT.

The website provided information of what File Extension SRT is all about. With much interest, I learned that subtitle files in File Extension SRT are in formats that are universally read and contain alphanumerics. More often, there are chances wherein this subtitle files are lostwhen transferred over the net and the result of which is data loss. Worst is that is when retrieving these data. There are numerous and complex uses for SRT files such as holding data referencing different stars and other planetary or astronomical objects for Skymap software. Others are for maintaining sky charting and mapping software.

With File Extension SRT, you can be sure that this particular software package is updated and provides users with information with accurate description of the file and how it’s used by its parent program. With File Extension SRT, you can never go wrong!

in times of weakness

Things are all in a blur at this time. I’m always in a rush and it seems that I hate to even stop and think about things. I am constantly on my toes (not just in Work or school) but mostly, I feel that I am in a hurry! I don’t want to even entertain the thought that “it bugs” me out. It shouldn’t be a problem since I am all loaded for the next six months on both work and school stuff. It shouldn’t be much of a burden since I barely have the time to think about myself these days. It shouldn’t be a problem but I guess there's no denying that my unconscentious action may have troubled other people. I need this not just to forget but to start anew and be back to my old self..

Time will never stand still. Changes are bound to happen and eventually, when all things are in its place, it will be better.
It will all get better!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Highs

ADDU Econ Class 2004
some econ girls
cebu fabulous family
BFFs
St. Peter Class Reunion
Tres







Dos

Friday, May 15, 2009

Easy and Reliable: File Extension SAV

I am constantly on the net for research works and is quite familiar with SPSS program. More often, I try to make use of SPSS in checking variances and for hypothesis testing. I was amazed because I never had a hard time with the program. Easy, reliable and saving the data is much a breeze.

As I surfed the net, I came across the website http://www.fileextensionsav.net/. I am not a full blast tech-savvy so I decided to browse thru the site. I was amazed about what File Extension SAV is. I became more and more curious and I learned that File Extension SAV is not just your typical computer program/driver but essentially it makes the user’s life convenient. It serves as a storage unit mostly for PC games. But, there’s more to it than that, it retains any accumulated feature or data during saving of the files.
File Extension SAV is used to store backup, temporary or configuration files making it a a must in every one’s PC. Therefore, increasing its functionality. There are a number of organizations that uses File Extension SAV. They are Daemon Tools Pro Disk Image, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) PDP-10, Free Download Manager data, Interactive Data Language file, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Wikipedia executable file.

With the years that I have been using SPSS program, I can say that File Extension SAV really works at its best!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Beating the Summer Heat

Summer is one of my fave season of the year not because April happens to be my BDay month but because SUMMER spells Beach, sand, roadtrips and a lot more!

I always look forward to more escapades and exciting activities.
This summer, i had a new learning experience and that is to learn to "kayak".

My groupies and I were looking forward to the HAYAHAY escapade. T'was really refreshing and a timely chillax time specially for me.

Just last week, work got the best of me. We travelled all the way to CDO, Sindangan, Ozamiz, Dapitan and Dipolog for work but it never stopped us from exploring the sights.

Summer 2009 is and will continue to be a delighful escapade for me!

Mama's Day!

This is the time of the Year that Mothers all over the World are honored!
To my Mama Phoebe, Happy Mother's Day!

For the past 26 years, you've been nothing but the source of inspiration to me...

I am nothing without your undying love and concern...
I would not be where I am now if not for your words of wisdom and your support in whatever things i choose to do...
With the strength of character and the goodness of your heart, i will forever be your number 1 supporter..

More Blessings and best of Health!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Beat the Old System: GO Protocolunknown!

Since my work is very much related to research, I am constantly surfing the internet for almost anything that could help me make my work concise and efficient. It saves me a great deal if I find tips and websites on the net about almost anything particularly about computers and managing my files.

More often than not, my PC works so slow and opens files inefficiently. As I was browsing the internet for this problem of mine, I was directed to “Protocolunknown". I browsed their website and was amazed with all the testimonials from its users. I, then readily told our ICT Department about this site and they were also in awe with what “Protocolunknown" can do.

According to our ICT team, “It worked wonders” and saved them a lot of time in scanning our PCs”. With this, we need to be keep our Computer Drivers be up-to-date. Out dated drivers will more likely be the cause of numerous computer breakdowns and errors. Much more, what "Protocol Unknown" does best is that it is not limited to internet problems but may also assist us with lost file extensions. Lost file extension will be a burden when it’s not compatible or readable with the PC that we currently use. Reinstalling the software is the solution but it requires a great amount of time.

“Protocolunknown” is definitely considered a smart software since it can be widely used for all sorts of computer brands. Hassle-free and without the fuss! Another feature is that it recommends the Official driver that should be appropriately used to avoid serious complications on your PCs. You have got to try this remarkable software!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!


Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given to celebrate the Easter holiday or springtime.
The egg was a symbol of the rebirth of the
earth in Pagan celebrations of spring and was adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the rebirth.


The oldest tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans. These eggs are often hidden, allegedly by the Easter Bunny, for children to find on Easter morning. Otherwise, they are generally put in a basket filled with real or artificial straw to resemble a bird's nest.

The egg is seen as symbolic of the grave and life renewed or resurrected by breaking out of it. The red supposedly symbolizes the blood of Christ redeeming the world and human redemption through the blood shed in the sacrifice of the crucifixion. The egg itself is a symbol of resurrection: while being dormant it contains a new life sealed within it.


For Orthodox Christians, the Easter egg is much more than a celebration of the ending of the fast, it is a declaration of the Resurrection of Jesus. Traditionally, Orthodox Easter eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Christ, shed on the Cross, and the hard shell of the egg symbolized the sealed Tomb of Christ—the cracking of which symbolized his resurrection from the dead.


In the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, Easter eggs are

blessed by the priest at the end of the Paschal Vigil, and distributed to the faithful. Each household also brings an Easter basket to church, filled not only with Easter eggs but also with other Paschal foods such as paskha, kulich or Easter breads, and these are blessed by the priest as well.


During
Paschaltide, in some traditions the Paschal greeting with the Easter egg is even extended to the deceased. On either the second Monday or Tuesday of Pascha, after a memorial service people bring blessed eggs to the cemetery and bring the joyous paschal greeting, "Christ has risen", to their beloved departed

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Short but Sweet..

I attended a one day forum in Manila just last week.
Although, i was there for a couple of days, i never had the grand time to shop and even see the sights.
I am way beyond grateful and glad that Yanne and Happy adopted me for a night and that they were gracious in showing me around the Metro. They are absolutely a great hostess (as i call them)!
Manila's Manila and though it seem that time passes by so quickly when you're there, it's always nice to see people rushing about... I did not get the chance to really see the sights but Im glad I did get the time to shop for some goodies and treats via Glorietta and Landmark.
Perhaps, when i get the chance to visit Manila soon (I hope!), I'll go see MOA and try exploring Ocean Park. I terribly regret not going to Greenhills to shop.. My Bad!

NOTE:
I didn't get the chance to take lots of photos! Huhuhuhuh
Next time, i will make sure i cover my Manila escapade...
Manila, Manila... I always will keep coming back to Manila!

I TRY (by Macy Gray)

NOTE:
This song tops my list these days.
I can totally relate to it and i just love it!

Games, changes and fears
When will they go from here
When will they stop
I belive that fate has brought us here
And we should be together babe
But were notI play it off, but Im dreaming of you
And Ill try to keep my cool, but Im feelin'

I try to say goodbye and I choke
Try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, its clear
My world crumbles when you are not here
Goodbye and I chokeI try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, its clear
My world crumbles when you are not here

I may appear to be free
But Im just a prisoner of your love
And I may seem all right and smile when you leave
But my smiles are just a front
Just a front, heyI play it off, but Im dreaming of you
And Ill try to keep my cool, but Im feelin

I try to say goodbye and I choke
Try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, its clear
My world crumbles when you are not here
Goodbye and I chokeI try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, its clear
My world crumbles when you are not here

Here is my confession
May I be your possession
Boy, I need your touch
Your love, kisses and such
With all my might I tryBut this I cant deny
Deny

I play it off, but Im dreaming of you(but Im dreaming of you babe)
And Ill keep my cool, but Im feelin

I try to say goodbye and I choke (yeah)
Try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide, its clear
My world crumbles when you are not near(when you are not near aahh)
Goodbye and I choke (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I try to walk away and I stumble (hey, hey, hey)
Though I try to hide it, its clear (say it lord)
My world crumbles when you are not here

Goodbye and I choke (Im choking)I try to walk away and I stumbe
Though I try to hide it, its clear
My world crumbles when you are not near
(when you are not near, yeah, yeah yeah)Yeah, yeah

Saturday, March 28, 2009

a repeat offender

i keep on saying no but im doing the exact opposite.
it seem that i just can't take no for an answer.
i need to stay away and sort things out or i will never learn to let go.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

beautiful things

summer is fast approaching...
so many things i'd like to do and try... so many sights to see and explore..
smoldering photo ops.beach and sand. road trips. food trips. movie and dvd marathons. endless videoke nights. cafe and acoustic nights.
all these just to get something off my mind...

all i need

it's hard to tell what the truth is about. it may look like i know where im headed yet i am clueless on what really is going on.
i wish that you can just tell me so that i would not have to second guess and over analyze things.
i just want an honest answer and that's all i need.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Why does it always rain on me?

The weather conditions are rather bizarre lately. At first, it’s dead hot and the next thing you know, it starts to drizzle. Unexpected downpours in the metro always get me down especially if I’m out of the house. It can be a real downer when the rain causes much traffic. What's even worse is that Public transportations can be very tricky. And you have to constantly rub elbows with some other passengers just to secure a seat. Taking a cab can be stressful since Non-airconditioned taxis are hard to find and those that are mostly available are air-conditioned cabs which are undeniably an expensive means of transportation.

To make the matter terrible is that Davao is literally submerged in water (which causes traffic all over the metro)! Try treading the streets of San Pedro, Quirino and along Gmall to understand the floodmania occurrence. And while treading these streets, try singing the song; “why does it always rain on me?” and this will surely make you want to just curl up in bed and wish that you were stuck at home instead!

Whenever it starts to rain unexpectedly, I instantly think of Climate Change and it reverts me back to my environmental science days. Whenever it starts to rain, I ask myself, “Where are the good old days where the sun bragged about its eternal sunshine?”

Are rainy days here to stay? I hope not!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Much awaited TRIP!

Thanks to Cebu Pacific for the endless opportunities to travel! We are looking forward to our TRIP this August! Summer in August is not a bad idea at all!

Advanced booking is a sure way to go when you have definite travel dates since airline promos are selling like hot cakes! The fares are of best value and you still have more than enough time to save up for the upcoming traveling and even pasalubong spree.

NOTE:
I always love coming back to CEBU and BOHOL plus we were able to squeeze in BORA in our itinerary. This trip will surely be worth the wait!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

much anticipated movie

can't wait to watch the movie "You changed my life" ...
hopefully, it's even more better than the first one!

I will definitely find time to watch this movie!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Interview with the....

Feb 20, 2009

The date set for scheduled interview with the bosses.
There were 4 of us who were in the grilling list.
As the clock striked 4PM, i began to feel uneasy. My hands were clammy and my heart started to beat irregularly. I always thought that i would be fine and that I was a bit used to meeting them but i was wrong. I was the first one on the list and it was nothing i expected it to be. They were actually in a good mood but i knew for a fact that they meant serious business.

The interview only took about 15 minutes. It was the longest 15 min interview of my life!
It was a great relief on my part when they offered their congratulations at the end of my interview. It will be the start of something new and exciting. Hopefully, something that is worth all this wait!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

what's february without the Big V-Day!

Valentines day happens to fall on a a Saturday and t'was another Saturday class for me.
As the years went by, V-day becomes a bit ordinary to me.

It was a busy Saturday and school was busy as usual.
After my morning classes, I headed home and spent the V-Day with my family.

For the next weeks or so, I am expecting a busy schedule and lots of deadlines to beat..
Belated Happy V-day everyone!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

still feeling lost..

I haven't decided about what to do yet. If only things were simplier, then i would not be in such difficult position. Just the other day, i tried writing down the advantages and disadvantages of my options but it was not that successful. If i were to stay, i would have to endure a lot of things.

Scrutiny, pressure, proving my worthiness, revisions of work and the whole sheeebang... I am willing to learn but the point of the matter is, am i waiting in vain for a promise that will never happen? Are my efforts lost or am i just another statistics?

the Heart of the matter....

Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

An alternative theory from Belarus states that the holiday originates from the story of Saint Valentine, who upon rejection by his mistress was so heartbroken that he took a knife to his chest and sent her his still-beating heart as a token of his undying love for her. Hence, heart-shaped cards are now sent as a tribute to his overwhelming passion and suffering.
The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines." Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards. The sending of Valentines was a fashion in nineteenth-century Great Britain, and, in 1847, Esther Howland developed a successful business in her Worcester, Massachusetts home with hand-made Valentine cards based on British models. The popularity of Valentine cards in 19th-century America was a harbinger of the future commercialization of holidays in the United States.

The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest

Different Types of Chocolates

Several types of chocolate can be distinguished. Pure, unsweetened chocolate contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, combining chocolate with sugar. Milk chocolate is sweet chocolate that additionally contains milk powder or condensed milk. "White chocolate" contains cocoa butter, sugar, and milk but no cocoa solids. Chocolate contains alkaloids such as theobromine and phenethylamine, which have some physiological effects in humans, but the presence of theobromine renders it toxic to some animals, such as dogs and cats. It has been linked to serotonin levels in the brain. Dark chocolate has recently been promoted for its health benefits, as it seems to possess substantial amount of antioxidants that reduce the formation of free radicals.

Alongside milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate are also common chocolate varieties.
White chocolate is formed from a mixture of sugar, cocoa butter, and milk solids. Although its texture is similar to milk and dark chocolate, it does not contain any cocoa solids. Because of this, many countries do not consider white chocolate as chocolate at all. Although first introduced by Hebert Candies in 1955, Mars, Incorporated was the first to produce white chocolate within the United States. Because it does not contain any cocoa solids, white chocolate does not contain any theobromine, meaning it can be consumed by animals.

Dark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to the cacao mixture. The U.S. Government calls this "sweet chocolate", and requires a 15% concentration of chocolate liquor. European rules specify a minimum of 35% cocoa solids. Dark chocolate, with its high cocoa content, is a rich source of the flavonoids epicatechin and gallic acid, which are thought to possess cardioprotective properties. Dark chocolate has also been said to reduce the possibility of a heart attack when consumed regularly in small amounts. Semisweet chocolate is a dark chocolate with a low sugar content. Bittersweet chocolate is chocolate liquor to which some sugar (typically a third), more cocoa butter, vanilla and sometimes lecithin have been added. It has less sugar and more liquor than semisweet chocolate, but the two are interchangeable in baking.

Unsweetened chocolate is pure chocolate liquor, also known as bitter or baking chocolate. It is unadulterated chocolate: the pure, ground, roasted chocolate beans impart a strong, deep chocolate flavor.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Totally Lost!

I am in a very difficult situation right now. I am confronted with something that could change my life forever. My decision is changing by the moment. And until now, I am too scared to make my choice.

There are times that I want to stay yet there is always this feeling of grabbing the once in a lifetime opportunity.I hope that whatever I choose to do, I will never ever look back with regret. And I hope that God will always be there to enlighten me on which path I should take. To stay or to move forward....

Monday, January 26, 2009

Back!

It has been more than a week since my last blog entry. I'm back at Davao and at my work now! My short but fun-filled VL was more than I expected it to be. I am happy and I feel blessed that once again, I was given the chance to escape from my Davao life even for a short period time..


More exciting stories and pictures to come!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Excited!

I am off to Cebu a few hours from now for a short but meaningful vaction. I am excited to stroll around the metro and just explore the place.

I sure miss IT Park, Ayala Center, Starbucks, Waterfront Lahug, AA's BBQ, CNT Lechon House, Carbon, Colon, Metro Gaisano, OTAP, Guadalupe, USC, Golden Cowrie, Taboan, BTC and the list is endless
But what i am missing most are the people who became my life-long friends!

To Nicey, Theza, Pring, Chi-Chi and Marnz... my short lived Cebu life may not be as enriching and meaningful to me without you guys being part of it! I will be seeing you all soon and we will relive the glory days of our Cebu Escapades!

Make yourself more Beautiful with MYA!

Making one’s self beautiful is a necessity these days. It does not only enhance your self confidence but makes your perspective in life much more optimistic. Being beautiful may mean a lot of things to some people but ultimately, it means taking the finest means of taking care of one’ self. Being beautiful radiates in almost all aspect of one’s life. It makes you more assertive at work, you happen to be more secure in dealing and relating with other people thus, improving your personal and social relations.

Today, cosmetic surgery has been an increasing trend. As I was searching the internet for a research topic for my graduate paper, I stumbled upon this site which is fascinating to browse. The site, http://www.mya.co.uk/ was very informative to me. And since the topic of my research was about breast augmentation and here's an interesting site about breast augmentation uk. I was curious to see what it really is and the benefits of undergoing the procedure. I learned that the procedure does not only appeal to women with smaller breast size but also includes women who want to achieve that sexier, fuller figure particularly to women who recently gave birth or women who suffered dramatic weight losses.

Breast enlargement or breast augmentation is one of the many cosmetic surgeries that MYA offers. It is also one of the most tried and the safest procedure performed by their highly capable surgeons.

So, what happens when one undergoes breast enlargement / augmentation?
The procedure is performed under general anesthetics and with the supervision of a first-rate surgeon. First, an implant is inserted through a discrete incision made in the natural crease of the breast. Then the surgeon makes a pocket under the breast tissue, or chest muscle to put the implant. After which, the patient will have to stay overnight in the hospital for close monitoring.

The operation and the recovery period is much convenient for those who lead a very busy and active lifestyle. The operation will take around an hour and surprisingly, the recovery period will only be a week in which the stitches and dressing will be removed. Patients are then advised to gradually return to their normal physical activities within 4 – 6 weeks. That’s how safe and simple the procedure is at MYA.

Flexibilty and Great Value Combined.

If your looking for flexibility with great value, then MYA is the answer to your need. They offer an initial free consultation to interested individuals. With MYA, there are no extra, unnecessary costs.

The inclusion of the payment for the Breast enlargement procedure starts with a free initial consultation which includes a personal information pack confirming the time and date of your appointment. And your very own patient coordinator who will be the point contact all throughout the procedure. Next, a free consultation with one of the premier specialist cosmetic surgeon is incorporated. Moreover, the pre-operative medical assessments are made to make certain that the patient is fit and healthy to undergo the surgery. MYA makes use only of the finest breast implants from Allergan, which is considered as the leading innovators when it comes to aesthetics.

The medical procedure will be done at one of the UK’s finest cosmetic surgery hospitals and so you are surely guaranteed of quality medical service. And if there is a need to stay overnight, you will have an en suite room with a 24 hour room service menu, satellite TV and breakfast included. In addition, a comprehensive after care policy which includes all post operative assessments with your surgeon and one of MYA’s qualified nurses is included. A 24 hour emergency helpline manned at all times by a network of qualified nurses are ready to assist you 24/7.

Better check their website at http://www.mya.co.uk/ for more interesting information.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

the first and the last

It's a saturday night and yet here I am at home. It's quite weird coz Fridays and Saturdays are my usual Chillax nights. I am mentally worn out from the all three grueling Midterm Exams we had earlier the day. It was exhausting not to mention mind draining. All the computations, the variance analysis, down to the to research proposal and the very famous modified True or False were just too much for me.

It was weird taking the midterm exam. It felt like I was transported once again to my college days. I realized that this was all new to me; the unpreparedness to take the exams. Way back in my college days, I'd always come to school prepared and this was the first time I never exerted any effort to study. I hope this is the first and the last!
Perhaps, the lack of time, the work stuff or just the lack of interest to study made me hopeless.. And judging from the faces and comments of my classmates, I am sure that we were all clueless and yes, we have prepared ourselves for the day that the results would be announced. The judgement day! The doomsday!

Anyways, I was suppose to leave for Cebu tomorrow but since I had to report for work on Monday for a Marketing Plan Presentation, I had my tickets rebooked (at a very upsetting price) on a Monday afternoon flight. I will miss the Sinulog festivities, nonetheless, I am excited since a mini reunion of my Cebu buddies will finally happen. I will keep coming back to Cebu and even for a couple of days, I will try to forget about work and school.
Viva Senyor Santo Nino...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2009 Wish List

It has been a tradition for me to make my Wish List every start of the year. For 2009, here’s my to-do list in no particular order.
  • To spend more quality time with family at home
  • To eat out with the family once a month
  • To conscientiously save up and spend less on unnecessary things
  • To persist on reading books or e-books
  • To learn more about the Photography and its techniques
  • To become serious in learning Photoshop
  • To try to learn how to drive (less the panic and the absurd confusion of the road signs)
  • To be able to travel and visit more undiscovered places/sites.
  • It’s time to get serious with blogging and grab more opps
  • To attempt to engage in extreme sport(s) or any outdoor activities
  • To discover some good places to chow and excellent coffee shops to chillax in Davao city
  • Drink plenty of water and fruit juices
  • Have massages every now and then and catch up on sleep
  • To stay healthy by hitting the gym, do sports and/or eat more veggies and fruits
  • To avoid stacking up sweets, chocolates and other goodies in the fridge
  • Take vitamins or any health supplements not only for me but for my folks as well
  • To unwind; movie nights & good finds for restos or go on food trips
  • Reconnect with old chummies
  • To organize my closet and make some dramatic changes in my bedroom
  • Do a “Major Project” for the house
  • To avoid cramming in doing school works
  • To participate more in classroom discussions
  • To get up early for school and take public transport instead of taxi
  • Double check all my submitted paper works and make sure it’s concise to merit good grades
  • To have good grades at school
  • To say “Thank you” more often
  • Say Sorry when there is a need to say so
  • Mistakes are inevitable - Learn, Improve and Innovate
  • Be less scared of what others may think
  • Try some things that may scare me
  • Be sensitive yet do not take things to heart seriously
  • Smile more and loosen a bit (too serious at times)
  • Learn to accept changes and deal with it. Do-away with the what-ifs and could-have beens.
  • Move forward!
  • Take time to get to know people less the assumptions and the impressions
  • In Case of Insecurity Attack (CIA), I will try hard to think positively and brush away negative thoughts/reactions
  • Since, I have the internet as a good source of learning, try to read more business related articles, familiarize myself with history or read amazing facts about something or someone
  • To become good at what I do specially at work

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Prolonging the agony

I went to school a bit late yesterday. I overslept because i was dead tired trying to finish my HRBM paper and read my Business Stat and Research hand outs.

The first day of school (in the year 2009) was like mental torture for me. Our professors gave us Pointers for the next week's Midterm examination. Plus, we have numerous of papers due on the 17th. We were given instructions on what to do on the examination date. I cant' help but scratch my head knowing that I will have all three examininations next week.

This week will surely be a toxic week for me because aside from paperworks and examination, i would still have to finish my Marketing Plan. Hopefully, the schedules i have in mind, would be helpful.

NOTE: Watched movie with some MBA classmates to chillax.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Caught in the Act (Part 2)

After the launching of our work's successful event, we decided to treat ourselves to a sinfully delighful, quick breakfast at BluGre' Coffee Shop. A little pampering after a day's work was the perfect way to celebrate the success of the event that we participated in. After deciding what to eat, we took our spots for the instant photo ops. We were the first and only customers for the day (It was around 7.30 AM on a Sunday) and since, no one was around, we took the liberty of taking snaps.
Feeling too comfortable, we posed for the cam with our signature looks/poses. The picture above was taken by Cha2 and hurrraaaayy!!! since I rarely have the chance to have my picture taken. All in all, the food was superb and the place was the perfect venue for the early morn's glamour session!

Caught in the Act

Paradise Island


I love taking snaps. I find taking pictures relaxing and much enjoyable to do. I enjoy taking snaps of people caught in their candid / wackiest moments. Also, I find it addicting to take people and nature/outdoor shots. Learning how to play around with the picture’s background, lightings and angle shots can be very tricky yet addicting and exciting.

Since becoming a member of the Documentation Committee of our workplace, I have constantly tried to update myself with the latest and the most effective techniques of taking snaps. You have to have an eye for details and learn to anticipate shots that are interesting and unique. Although, there may be less pictures of me (since I am the one taking the pictures), there is much pride and satisfaction when you see the results of the shots you’ve taken and much more satisfying when you were able to capture your subject in its purest essence…That would be the perfect shot!
When there is enough time and money to spare, I hope to take a Crash course in Photography and perhaps become serious with it by purchasing a SLR camera. Hopefully, I’ll get better at this craft and hope to become a certified shutterbug in no time.

(Finally, a picture of me in action! -- Thanks to tinay for the shot)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

soon but no later than friday!

I went home at around 7.30PM last night and before I knew it, I fell asleep. My supposedly 30 min. power nap ended up on a full 10 hour sleep. I needed to catch up on some of my MBA readings last night. I mentally took note of what I was supposed to do but then again, some things come unexpectedly.

Tonight, I hope that I would be able to stick to my planned schedule. I need to read my Business Research and Stat. Hand-outs plus make a draft for my HRBM paper due next week. Midterm exams are fast approaching so I hope to browse througd my notes soon but no later than friday!
Cramming.. Cramming but totally worth it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Making a Difference

Anonymous: Never be afraid to do something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the titanic.

Confucius: To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.

Robert Frost: Quotes on Making a DifferenceTwo roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Amore

Sophocles: One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; That word is love.

Leo Buscaglia: Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.

Malcolm S. Forbes: Presence is more than just being there

Anonymous: Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

Robert Louis Stevenson: So long as we love we serve; So long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; And no one is useless while they have a friend.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.: Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

Allan K. Chalmers: The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Albert Einstein: When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours. That's relativity.