Oregano (Scientific name: Origanum vulgare) is also known as Wild Marjoram, Mountain Mint, Origanum, Wintersweet and Winter Marjoram.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb 28, 2007
Erbe: See, she looks like me when I was a baby!
"Jack Sprout could eat no fat
His wife could eat no lean
So between them both,
you see, they lick the platter clean."
Feb 27, 2007
Feb 26, 2007
I was also able to find the zip file for the online book of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. There are about 800 plus pages and I was able to finish 300 pages since yesterday. It's cute. Harry will finally hook up with Ginny Weasly, Ron's younger sister, and Malfoy and Snape will finally show their true colors and go after Dumbledore.
Back when I bothered to watch a few minutes of Panday or so... What irked me the most is the fact that Panday and his wife (played by Evangelista) wore the same red clothes and I became obsessed with the thought that they seem to be not changing their freaking undies.
He does not come home to me at 3 a.m. smelly and drunk.
Feb 25, 2007
Feb 24, 2007
When was your first kiss?
March 1999, a few days after my birthday. It was good for a first kiss. Still, I didn't know any better... hehe.
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Feb 13, 2007
I'm not just into the ruckus that goes with the Valentine's day propaganda.
Hallmark's prints are all over it, I tell you. Like Hallmark is all over every fucking season.
But I am into remembering the person you love on that special day.
Just hate the propaganda.
It's past approaching though and I think the thought is torturing or positively irritating a lot of people.
Let me think some who probably hates it more.
3. Ma. Cristina Francisco.
She's the Valentine's day Ms. Grinch.
Well, she could always sue me if I am wrong. hehe
Here is a summary of what we talked about:
Arroyo. Yes, he is with the Administrative party, but we are still going to vote for him. He has never failed to show that he is a good politician and that he always had seemed to be always backing up what is right, or at least what I think is right.
Pangilinan. I think his decision to run independente is genius but stupid. Well, It is genius because he could never go wrong. He is not taking sides, although impliedly he is actually siding against the administration although independente. Well, I don't think he has a choice anyways. He has been very vocal about his opinion of the dwarf actually robbing the freaking crown from the King. He is also not with the opposition, although they are "adopting" him. He can't be called balimbing. By not siding though with the administration, he lost his chance of having the government's schemes and machinations to scam the votes not work actively for him. On a second thought, he has Sharon Cuneta. That about secures him a senate seat. Well, as for me, I will vote for him because he seems trustworthy enough to give a seat in the Senate to, without the people worrying he'd be making nuclear bombs on the basement of the Senate building or scamming the taxes from the people... his wife is rich enough to buy the whole manila. hehe.
Chiz. I need not explain why. I am voting for him because of crusades to reveal the truth and not falter with fear in the process. Also, Tikya and I thinks he is cute. Dunno why. He reminds me of Bamboo. Probably because of the eyes.
Cayetano. He is like Chiz' right-hand man. I felt sorry for him and at the same time was rather impressed with him when he faced the dwarf's husband.. u know, the one with the big stomach who really likes Pacquiao. I like his courage and I trust that he is still idealistic at this point. It'd be ironic if a few years from now, some hotshot congressman would be accusing him of his own unreported wealth. Not likely at this point, so I can trust the Senate to him. Also, I like his father. That Maalaala Mo Kaya story was a propaganda to wrest votes from people for Peter!
Recto. Why do I only see him when he is campaigning? Or watching his son's contests? Where was he when they senate was debating on the Garci tapes? or the Cha-cha? or fuck! Anything!
Pacquiao. I wish he just sticks with boxing, singing (if you call that singing), and yes, acting! He could try that! Not just the Congress for god sakes! He is going to be some freaking puppet. Whoever convinced Pacquiao to run must be the stupidest person or the shrewdest person in the freaking country! Also, Manny should take note of his coach's advice on that next match lined up. It'd do him good to train for that one than waste his time with Politics dirt.
Well, so far that is what we have surmised.
Mga balimbing, trapo, o di pa namin pinagisipan.
let me tell u why...
And I thought I was the mother.
Thank God for Lola's like my mama...
Feb 10, 2007
Feb 8, 2007
Who did it? 'Fess up! Damn it!
This is the picture of the new archelogical discovery in Italy.
Apparently, these two have been in eternal embrace for almost 6,000 years.
Too bad they had no breath fresheners then.
No, they are not Romeo and Juliet.
They were shot with an arrow. The girl has an arrow on her side, the guy on his back.
Who did it?
Leaves a lot to the imagination huh?
It's the president.
These days she is always the culprit and her fat husband and ugly son.hehe.
She's damn good at it.
I cannot stare her down. She just looks at me like I am a weird bug or so and then turn back to whatever catches her fancy -- these days...the remote control.
These days our battle is getting her to sleep through the night. Honestly! World peace, genocide, and that dwarf in malacanang and her dirty deeds has all taken a backseat (crampy!) with my need to get her to sleep through the night. All the friggin internet sites tells me that she should be sleeping through the night now!
What's the problem?
To me it's Saddam's (God rest his soul) nuclear weapons finally unearthed!
She can't sleep without having the freaking thing stuck in her mouth and if she wakes up without it... God forbid! She'd cause such a ruckus and wakes the whole house up and the wrath of God...ah...Daddy, I mean, falls down upon us mere mortals.
That's another thing.
My parents. They cannot bear to hear her cry.
I surfed the internet tonight to get tips on how to make her sleep through the night. There was this test -- WHAT IS YOUR BEST TECHNIQUE? So, I dutifully took the test hoping to get God's answer from the internet/flaming bush.
After like ten questions:
ANSWER: You are essentially the family bed. HUH?!
What the f---?!?
Later on I found out that I am the mother who prefers to have her child sleeping on the bed beside her. Apparently, in western countries, it takes a lot of heavy...extremely heavy thinking to decide (and this is a big decision, mind you), if you would have your child sleep next to you.
And I THOUGHT I HAD NO CHOICE!
Here, it's a given like yeah...farting and breathing.
Anyways, I tried it on Paige tonight. I had to tolerate her crying for like 10 minutes and hold off her pacifier.
Did I win?
No. I was too afraid to have the parents come down and grab her from me like I'm a bad, bad mama.
So after like a minute or so, I gave in. Sigh.
Told yah. Damn good at mind games.
Feb 6, 2007
Is there any issue which you are strongly opposed to, and if so, how far would you personally go to support your views?
Pause. pause. umm...pause. let's see... think. think something amazing. What issue? Geeze. Pathetic. I can't think of any. Ah, yeah. children being abused. If somebody hurts my child in any pervert kind of way, oh yeah.. I'd commit bloody murder. It also raises my hackles when somebody is discriminated. I do not understand what people have against blacks and jews. Seriously!
What do you believe happens to us after death?
Truly? let's see... see! I told you these questions are interesting! I have never really thought about it since I have always been told I have two options: Heaven or Hell. And that is how it always was. But these days, I am pretty sure I will have my ass kick off to purgatory for like, say, 200 years?
Do you believe there is a reason as to why some people die young/early as in young children?
Yeah. illnesses, accidents, they are reasons, right? But in the spiritual kind of way? For every death, I believe God has his reason and you dont mess with God. Uh.huh. You don't. Still, I feel for parents who have their children taken away from them and they are left without knowing why.
Do you have an idol, famous or otherwise, living or dead? If so who and why?
Idol? No.Like a freaking Britney-Spears-I'll-show-you-my-twat idolism? Nope. People I hold in such high regard. People that inspires me. Yes. Paolo Coehlo, Noah Grey, Oprah Winfrey (Yeah! That beats Britney!) and of course, my mother. It's a fucking cliche, but who cares? She just is.
When writing, what kind of pen (biro, fountain etc) do you prefer, and what colour ink do you like to use?
I like gel pens and sometimes plain old boring pens. Black ones.
What is your favourite time of day?
Just after five p.m.. It's when the dusk settles in. It never fails to make me feel so melacholic and happy at the same time -- depends on who you are, where you are and whom you're with. It's the contemplatative hour.
Do you prefer the sun or the moon?
The moon. What do you expect? I'm an artist, a writer, a dreamer and a romantic. The sun won't help you with your masterpieces if you're sweating like a pig, right? But I also love the sun after the signal 4 typhoon. Loves how it pokes its face out. It's the most beautiful thing in the world then.
If for some reason you were limited to working with only one artistic medium, i.e. you had to choose between drawing and writing etc., which would you choose?
Writing. I can be a genius at this. Drawing? I am pretty much a mediocre.
On a scale of 1-10, how important are the physical looks of other people to you?
Depends. If they are going to marry in the family - ah...7? We have to have good genes. We can't have children with funny looking nose running around in the family. But aside from that, it doesn't matter. At all. What matters is that their hearts are not twisted as their faces.
How many people in your life do you trust to always tell you the truth?
Was the “Mad Hatter” really mad? Or was he a sane person in a mad world?
Which famous person are you most like, mentally?
Is cyberspace real life?
Who will you remember most when you’re famous?
I am at awe.
Just simply at awe and I want to share him.
Share his incredible genius --
his talent to capture a single second and break your heart with it.
that you would look at the picture and reach out as if you could actually touch the strand of the hair and feel the breathing.
I want to share his genius --
his incredible capacity to write down a word. one or two. a sentence. And have your heart ripped out from your chest.
Or just sit amazed that someone understood.
Or just someone noticed and saw what most spent their lifetime not knowing...
I want to share his genius --
his capacity to make you see and understand how he feels. how he is. how wretched and utterly beautiful life is all at the same time.
how an illness can define you if you let it.
and how amazing the human spirit is.
I want to share to you -- noah grey.
www.noahgrey.com -- be humbled.
Feb 3, 2007
Feb 1, 2007
My sister has walked the aisle...
Lucky her, she'll walk it again on December.
and she's loved.
And I am excited about my blue-eyed nieces and nephews...
It was an utterly exhausting two weeks.
Hiding the whole thing from the parents.
Damn glad Brendan is quite good at the confession thing.
Now, she's just Mrs. Ma. Kristina O. Ryan.
And my niece would be - Madelyn FRANCESCA O. Ryan. :)
In this pic, Brendan looks old, huh? With all that glaring and receding forehead, which he is utterly sensitive and touchy about. But he has actually just turned 30 and MY erbe is two years older! hehe
Poor Brendan, he is having a hard time adjusting to the whole filipino culture and way of things...
Like yesterday, we were downtown and I asked to him to ride at the back of the tricycle... he literally rode on the freaking back!
So, we were all there waiting for him to ride at the back of the motorcycle but when some seconds passed that he didn't, we turned our back and what did we see? Brendan, dutifully and hysterically adjusting his asses cheeks at the back of the trike!
It was pretty hilarious. POOR white guy.