The Benefits of Oregano

Oregano (Scientific name: Origanum vulgare) is also known as Wild Marjoram, Mountain Mint, Origanum, Wintersweet and Winter Marjoram.

Hand of Hope: Samuel Alexander Armas

A picture began circulating in November. It should be "The Picture of the Year," or perhaps, "Picture of the Decade." It won't be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the paper, you probably will never see it.

Tracey Connelley, Baby P's Evil Mom, Shows NO Remorse

I have never been affected by any story as much as Baby P's story has affected me. Yesterday evening, I found myself sobbing twice! I just can't get over the sheer horror of the story.

Baby P's Murderers -- Why Are They Being Protected?

In my country, it has never happened before that the media and the people have been forbidden to actually reveal the names and faces of TC and SB, the murderers of Baby P.

That Winter The Wind Blows Finale: Did Oh Soo Die?

Over the holy week break, I spent the entire four days just watching the 15 episodes of this Korean show. Yes, I am a self-confessed Korean drama addict. I already have my favorite actors and actresses; albeit, I don’t know their names.

Jul 20, 2016

I Read Your Flickr Comment 10 Years Later

I just read a comment on a Flickr photo which someone left 10 years ago. It was filled with  hatred and vitriolic language. The person who left the comment really hated me - and of course, I know only one person who feels or felt like that. I also know I never did this person wrong. I just had - and still have - what this person desperately wanted.

The one who left the comment probably didn't realize that what she said wouldn't hurt because first off, none of it was true. Secondly, her opinion - especially when stated "anonymously" - doesn't have any weight at all.

Here's a fun fact for you guys - I've always believed that you can't please everyone. So, you need to choose the people whose opinion matters to you. Generally, this should be people who love you or want what's best for you. That's how I've always lived my life. So, if you're leaving me an anonymous comment that is meant to rile me up - you need to love me first for me to give a flying f*ck. :)

It was a sad comment though - full of insults, bitterness and hatred. This person actually made an effort to create an account just to stalk me and leave the comment. I'm so sorry I didn't read it at that time. All her efforts were in vain.

The person also mentioned my blog in her comment, so apparently, she also followed my posts back then (which I know for a fact she did.) Someone mentioned to me that she even had my blog bookmarked. Sad, huh? It was almost pathetic, truth be told.  I wonder what happened to her now. It must not have been that easy to live with that much hatred or bitterness. I hope she's moved on by now though. Jesus Christ, it has been a decade already, and she's pushing...what? 50? 60?

Anyway, if you're still reading my blog. You finally got your response to your comment. You're welcome. :)

And if you're not the one who actually left the comment, and it was somebody else on your behalf, you're still welcome.

Now, stop reading my blog posts and get on with your life. Gahd.

Aug 14, 2015

Musings at 6 am

I miss writing.

Oh, I write. I do. I do. I get paid for every word that I type, every sentence that I create. I suppose that counts, but I don't write from the heart. I get paid for writing about things I hardly care about.

I miss writing. 

Sep 18, 2014

My Life


4:27 am

It's raining really hard.
I opened up the window to greet the rain and fallen leaves came blowing in.

I don't know why that makes me happy.
I don't know why rain makes me happy.

But it does.

I found a word to describe me - a pluviophile.

Pluviophile. (n) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

Apparently, there are a lot of people like me out there.

Well, isn't that nice? 😊

Sep 8, 2014


A few more days and we're off to Manila. I am dreading leaving the kids behind. It feels like I'd be ripping my heart out of my chest. I am going to miss them so goddamn much. :(