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.
Mar 30, 2007
Mar 27, 2007
1. Emma Watson.
OLD NEWS: Rumors had it that she won't be finishing all seven Harry Potter films.
But just now while looking for her picture I got this news:
Emma Watson to stick to Harry Potter
Emma Watson will be playing Hermione Granger for all seven Harry Potter films, despite earlier rumours that she might quit the lucrative franchise.
Warner Bros. executives have confirmed that the actress will not stop acting in the film franchise. "We are thrilled and proud that Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert and Emma have chosen to complete the arc of their characters in the final two films," Warner production president Jeff Robinov said.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film in the franchise, will be released this summer.
2. Who is going to be EVICTED in PBB2?
I hope it's Ezekiel. He is a total ass.
Or Dionne for being such a freakin' flirt.
Geeze. She was practically throwing her skirt up for that ass.
Ready to do some jiggydy jig.
3. Wendy of PBB2.
She had the power to remove herself from the nominees. She should have stick with putting Maricris instead. That Maricris woman is such a fake. She's a good fake though. Nobody seems to have noticed that she is a back-stabbing biatch. Well, I think Wendy has forgotten she is playing a game on reality TV. Millions are at stake so you gotta use your wits girl! But hey, who could fault her for having a good heart. I can't. So you go girl!
Yan. Mga ka-cheapan ang naiisip ko. hehe.
Mar 24, 2007
1. Bald men have stronger sex drives.
True. We do know that testosterone is linked with hair loss. And of course testosterone is the chemical responsible for the male sex drive.
2. Big hands, big nose, big feet = big penis.
False. There's no scientific proof of this whatsoever.
3. African-American men have the biggest penises.
True. Research confirms that Asian men are the smallest, followed by Caucasians, with African-American men being the largest.
Even More Sex Trivia...
- The average man can keep an erection for around 40 minutes, even though he might not last that long.
- The average woman takes about 20 minutes to climax from oral sex.
- The average man gets around seven erections a day. Sadly, five of those are in his sleep.
- The average speed of ejaculation is 28 mph.
2. The Travel Buddy -- Really? My friends all hates traveling. Like me, they keep vomiting through the whole travel experience, but with this I would go for Sussette and Che.
3. The Truth Teller -- This is Sette and Rarye.
5. The Unlikely Friend - I would have said Gui, but well, are we still friends?? Anyways, it's Tinay.
Mar 15, 2007
It is a phrase meaning the middle of the month in the ancient Roman calendar.
Mar 13, 2007
Since 2000, all my Christmases have been spent here in the Philippines. After moving here, I soon found what true poverty was, and that, despite all the moans, there is no real poverty in the UK. The "poor" of the UK and US would pass as rich in the Philippines.
My life has been enriched in many ways through spending 6 years here, and getting to understand Filipinos and their way of life. I have been touched by the generosity of the very poor, having visited many ordinary, spartan homes of the desperately poor. For example, one morning I paid a visit to the mother of a friend. She had no food in the home, and I knew the family were often short of food and went hungry. Unbeknown to me, though, a neighbour was preparing what little food her family had to ensure that I had lunch, despite the fact that they knew I could go and buy what I wanted to eat any time, and from anywhere. I knew, too, that the family whose food I ate for lunch, was even poorer than that of my friend. That family would be going hungry that evening, which made me appreciate the hospitality so much I can never forget it.
When it comes to the approach to Christmas, Filipinos lap it all up. They have a festive fun loving spirit anyway, so Christmas is just another excuse. As in the UK, the start of September starts the countdown to Christmas Day, in the stores and on TV. On September 1 here I was woken at 5am by some distant, but rather loud, music. Once I had come to my senses, I realised it was Christmas music. I assumed then it was an individual with a new CD, and that it would be a one off. However, I was wrong. It is now mid November as I write this, and that music (yes, exactly the same) is played every day. Now, I realise it is not an individual at all, but coming from a nearby military base. Each morning, a bugle blasts out the First Post, and then the Christmas music is switched on.
Despite the proliferation of Christmas advertising, and music, Filipinos do not seem to succumb to any pressure to spend too much money over Christmas. There is no expectation of any gift, and I am sure many children never get an Xmas gift in there lives. Yet, people make the most of Christmas in their own way, and it is an important family time. The Christianity of the Philippines is probably far stronger than any Western country, so the religious significance of Christmas is still paramount.
The combination of Filipino generosity, and lack of expectation of a Christmas gift, led me to write a Christmas story last year. I have learnt much about generosity and kindliness since I came here, and for that I have the Filipino nature to thank. In a way, the story was a way of encapsulating what I had learnt, and to admit that Western adults can learn an awful lot, even from a Filipino child. The story, aimed at adults and older children, tells of a 7 year old girl, living in a nipa hut on the edge of the Palawan rain forest, who has never had a Christmas gift before; never expected one, and never complained. When she finally does receive a gift, one that she knows with certainty came from Santa Claus, she is faced with what most Western children would find as a terrible dilemma. The action she took expresses the true spirit of Christmas and true generosity, in typical Filipino fashion.
One thing Filipinos do splash out their sparse cash on is Christmas decorations, especially Christmas lights. It seems even the poorest of homes will try to spread a bit of Christmas cheer with lights from November onwards, and very nice they look too. Puerto Princesa, where we live, is already preparing for its Christmas display and events this year. We cannot wait to see what will be added to the wonderful displays of last December. Poor or not, gifts or not, Christmas has its own tropical magic in the Philippines.
Mar 10, 2007
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Mar 1, 2007
but when my Daddy and I danced before he gave me to Erbe,
that was the only time I cried.
And my sister was crying along with me.
This was the song that My Daddy and I danced to...
I am lucky I had him to walk me down the aisle and to dance with me on my wedding...