Friday, May 1, 2009
Whew! Got my very first Award. It's called The Kreativ Blogger Award which was passed on to me by My Good Riddance
Up to now, I am still wondering how I got this award. Lol :D
Nevertheless, thanks a lot for tagging me. It is my honor to have this award. :D
The rule is to write my 7 Favorite Things and to Tag 7 Beautiful people!
Here's my list in no particular order:
1). Sleeping.... zzzzzz....
It is actually my hobby... Hehehehe... Especially on weekends. I prefer to sleep rather than go to mall :D
2). My Family
We may not be perfect, in fact, we are broken. But I know deep in my heart, they are there for me always... no matter what. (I hate being mushy... Ugh!)
3). Eating. Of course! :D
I love Japanese food. But now, that I am far from my hometown, I am craving for Pinoy food... Jollibee, street food, super bowl, lechon, pansit, shanghai and so on and so fort... Hay. Kakamiss.
Obie & I just recently got into this. It's actually fun, very entertaining.
5). Obie. My Bestfriend. My Number One Fan. My Hubby. My Knight in Shining Armor. All rolled into one.
6). Videoke with my friends.
I love singing though sad to say, I am not good at it. I could sing until the wee hours of the morning. See how obsessed I am? Plus the fact that I enjoy it the most when I am with my friends ;p
7). Blogging. Need I say more? :D
As they say, here's the fun part: That is to tag this to 7 beautiful people.
It is my honor to tag this to the following peeps:
1. Dennis Villegas
2. Kaloy n Bebang
3. Retro Manila
4. Green Backseat
6. Kumareng Grace
7. the Signpost
One thing I realized while writing this post was ang hirap pala mag pass ng award. hahahaha :D
Friday, April 10, 2009
The verdict: Wow, it was awesomely delicious!
Immediately, I thought of an idea to make Caesar's salad at home.
It is simply mouth-watering. Of course, I should commend myself for it :D
I suggest that you try this recipe. Especially those who are on a strict diet.
Healthy and Yummy.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I bet that these ideas will turn your special day into something worthwhile and memorable for the both of you :D
Enjoy the special view of Singapore by spending it at Fort Canning while reminiscing the days. Take those favorite memories and recreate them. Reliving your happiest moments will help you realize how much you mean to each other.
2). Relax at a Spa
There are so many spas which you can find here in Singapore to pamper yourselves.
Just take a pick and head off to your chosen spa.
3). Have a picnic at Lower Peirce Reservoir Park
It is a great spot to spend a romantic picnic any time of the day.
I have been to this place and I find it so relaxing at the same time.
Note: Photos can be found in my previous post entitled "A Taste of Good Life in Singapore"
4). Watch Sunset at Punggol
Sunset at Punggol is a very popular subject for aspiring Filipino photographers here in Singapore.
Although Punggol as they say is underdeveloped, I still suggest that you visit the place and see for yourself how scenic the view is.
5). Cable Car Mania
They say that you’ve never been to Singapore if you have not ridden the Cable Car.
I, myself have not tried it though.
Here’s a description of what you can expect taken from www.visitsingapore.com
“Glide through the air high above the harbour skies on a scenic adventure. The 1.6km ride to and from Sentosa offers expansive views of lush greenery and stunning coastal sights.”
6). Night Safari
This is one adventure you cannot afford to miss. This night zoo offers over a thousand of animals of exotic species. So guys, check it out.
For more info, you may want to visit their website: www.nightsafari.com.sg
7). G-MAX Reverse Bungy
An extreme sport attraction, considered as the fastest most thrilling bungy in the world.
Though I don’t think I will ever try to ride this one. Hahaha. I am not a risk-taker when it comes to extreme rides. Would you believe I have never ridden the Space Shuttle at Enchanted Kingdom?
Tsk, tsk, tsk. Yes, that’s how coward I am.
8). GX-5 Xtreme Swing
Here’s another extreme adventure just beside the G-Max Reverse Bungy located in Clarke Quay, Singapore.
Try this adventure that promises the feeling of free-falling and flying out over the Singapore River.
I’m sure you will have a wonderful time doing one of these ideas or even all of these on your special day instead of doing the usual. Have fun!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
popular Lenten rites happening in San Pedro, Cutud, City of San Fernando in Pampanga.
Yes, it’s where you see people doing re-enactments of the crucifixion of Jesus every year.
The penitents do procession through the streets, some carrying crosses before they are nailed on the cross.
This annual event has been a part of the Holy Week tradition in our place; tourists from all over the world come to witness the occasion.
And as a child, I remember, my cousins and I used to sell ice candy and ice water to tourists
and whatever money we've earned from selling, we give to our lola.
The heat was never a hindrance for us to achieve our goal.
How simple life was way back then.
This year, I will be celebrating the Holy Week away from them.
I will be celebrating it with my friends. We will be attending mass at a nearby Church. Originally, what was planned is to do Visita Iglesia, that is, to visit seven churches on Holy Friday to pay respect to the Blessed Sacrament. However, one of our friends has work on Saturday.
In whatever way we plan to celebrate the Holy Week, the important thing is to
commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ who died on the cross in order to save mankind.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Here's the twist.
Something unexpected happened last night.
Obie was asking me what would be my gift for him. Demanding huh!
Then, while we were discussing, he keeps on saying that he already bought me a gift.
I said to him...
"it's not yet our anniversary, sa wednesday mo na lang ibigay para naman may element of surprise..."
But he really won't stop. So what I did is to find out what was his gift for me.
Boom! I saw the plastic with a cellphone lying on top of the bed. Hahaha!
And mind you, as soon as I opened the gift, I was speechless.
I love it. I really really really love it.
Hon, thank you so much!
We've had our ups and downs yet through it all, our love still managed to grow.
Happy Anniversary! I will love you till the end of time.
The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more;that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds .... That's what you've given me and that's what I hope to give to you forever.
~ The Notebook
Sunday, April 5, 2009
It must be inevitable for a first-timer like me not to feel this way.
As a solution (I think?), I made a random list of the things I miss in my hometown.
1). Chicken Joy from Jollibee - the best.
Need I say more? The chicken skin is crunchy as they say. It tastes just right. The chicken is so juicy. Waaahhh... Nakakamiss...
2). Gravy from KFC
Of course, there are KFC stores here in Singapore. But, I am telling you,
Nothing beats the gravy we have in the Philippines.
I don't have any idea what ingredient/s they add in the gravy that makes it so addicting. Yummy!
3). Gimmick every friday with friends
Here's one of the things I miss doing when I was still in the Philippines. Every Friday, we go to our friend's place for overnight stay to drink, to eat, to sing, to bond, to update each other with office gossips. Hahahaha!
When we are not at our friend's place, we dine out at Congo Grille in El Pueblo or we drink in Atchie's or in Metrowalk. When we are all drunk and sober at 4am, we go to Starbucks for some coffee. We go home when we are not intoxicated anymore and that would be around 6am :D
4). My Mom's Dishes
My mom is the best cook ever! Yes, I firmly believe. I am her #1 fan when it comes to cooking. Sad to say that I did not inherit her cooking abilities :(
Unlike in the Philippines, you can sing until the wee hours with your magic sing. Here, you cannot. Otherwise, cops will be at your door a few minutes after you started singing.
You may go to karaoke lounges but it's sooo expensive
I miss the Philippines. I miss the traffic. I miss my loved ones. I miss the crowd.
Truly, there's no place like home.
Friday, April 3, 2009
What started out as cordial relationship turned out to be a nightmare in the end.
I never imagined I will be in this scenario. Waaahhhh… I can’t stand it anymore. I know it’s a part of pakikisama. But they have pushed me to my limit.
I’m glad our landlord put a bulletin board so we can vent out all our rants.
On the other hand, I think it did not serve its purpose. They are still the same housemates I’ve known right from the start.
Mundane things piled up that turned eventually into a full-blown conflict.
From their laziness, loud voices at night when everyone is asleep, to caring unwanted pets in the house. Imagine, Pets in the house??? From hamsters, to cats, to turtles.
Let me get this straight, I don’t have anything against veterinarians or animals for that matter. The issue here is that, they did not ask us, their fellow housemates if we allow them to keep their pets inside our house. We have the right to that, isn’t it? In the first place, we are also sharing in the rent. Also, what adds up to my fury is that they used the basin which supposedly is only for clothes, as the house of the turtles. Ggrrrrr...
Hahaha… Shall I contact the authorities or not? Hmmm… let me think about it…
Friday, March 20, 2009
Being a part of this foundation is in fact a privilege for me.
Our Lord has been so kind to me to bless me with so much that I’ve asked for.
That’s why in return, I am helping our less fortunate brothers and sisters to live a life the way it should be.
Guys, I encourage all of you to be a part of this Foundation. It feels so good to share what we have.
You may want to visit their website for more information:
"...let the man who has two tunics share with him who has none..."~Luke 3:11
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I'm sure, you will definitely get hooked watching these types of dramas. These shows typically involve first teenage experience in dating, conflicts such as marital relationships; relationships between in-laws and often, complicated love triangles.
There are also a number of good comedy dramas which makes you laugh all the way. And the romantic comedy dramas are my favorites :)
Watching these dramas releases your stress and takes away all your worries for a while.
No wonder that it's getting more popular throughout East Asian countries and is now spreading to India, the Middle Eastern countries and Africa.
Anyway, I have made a list of my favorites :)
1). Devil beside You
2). Fated to love you
3). Hana Kimi
4). Lovers in Paris
5). Princess Hours
I highly recommend these dramas especially those who are first-timers. You will love these stories.
For those who are into these kinds of dramas, one thing you will notice in my list is that I love happy endings… hahahaha… I love feel-good dramas where you will not feel bored because there are only few episodes.
The phasing is fast unlike our local dramas where there are so many sub plots and actors and actresses keep on coming in until such time the story becomes so complicated contrary to Korean and Taiwanese dramas which are both entertaining that you want to repeat watching them over and over...
Monday, February 16, 2009
Since Valentine's day has just passed by, I might as well talk about how I celebrated it.
February 14 happens to be my hubby's birthday as well.
My friends say that it's a good thing coz i need to buy only one gift, in short it's "tipid daw."
As for me, I always give him separate gifts, one for his birthday, the other one as Valentine gift.
I don't really mind spending. As they say,when you love someone, cost would not matter.
We decided to spend his birthday at home. Result? I was really, really exhausted that day.
I prepared three dishes for several hours. Our visitors have arrived and I'm not even done with the last dish. Imagine! And I haven't taken a bath yet. (just to refresh after cooking)
Reason why the time was so little is that I only came home by quarter to 3pm since I have work that day.
I just put my things on the bed and ran off to the kitchen.
It was worth it, I am telling you. For those who are in love would agree with me, right?
Just seeing your loved one happy makes you happy too. And that is what I felt that day.
I knew in my heart, seeing my hubby's smile takes all my tiredness away.
In return, this is what he has given to me as Valentine gift...
Sweet! It was so really unexpected! Why unexpected? My hubby is not a romantic person.
So when I saw the flowers, I was teary-eyed and I immediately hugged him tight.
Now, I am looking forward to every Valentine's we will be spending together :)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Here are some of the pictures I took.
These photos were taken in Lower Peirce Reservoir in Upper Thomson Road. My friends and I arrived here by 4pm. I never thought that there could be such a relaxing place in Singapore because I really don't go out even on weekends. I am kinda lazy to commute. Hahahaha. Good thing that I went out :)
This is what Good Life means to me. No worries. No problems. No nagging boss. No demands.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Through writing, I am able to express myself. I am able to disclose my hidden thoughts, my desires, my fears, my wants, my bitchiness, my dilemmas, my joys and the likes.
Hence, the birth of my blog. Untitled. Apparently, I have not thought of a title to describe it.
Once I have, I will definitely modify it. In the meantime, enjoy reading!