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.

Mar 30, 2007

getting the hang of it literally

My arms hurts a lot. Damn whole lot.

I knew CWC exists. It's like a 20-minute ride away from here, but we never bothered to check the damn place out; although, everytime it'd be feature in some show, we always pledge to visit the place.

We never did until today.

It started with my pregnant sister wanting to go swimming. I didn't want to but when the lights went out and Casureco told us that the electricity won't be back for another five hours, I agreed to go to CWC.

Kris, Mama, Erbe, Paige, and Annie = P600.00 in order to be able to get in the pool.

But you know what? We only paid P300.00 for Erbe and Me to go wakeboarding and the five of us to go swimming. We should have paid P900.00 all in all.

Obviously, we did some heavy cheating to escape from paying the total bill.

But, yes Erbe and I did some wakeboarding. I felt utterly stupid getting the instructions while kneeling on the board (we decided to do kneeboarding). There was these two boys, yes freakin' boys, kneeling on their boards, eager and ready to go, while I was...well, nervous.

Erbe went first and he was able to go halfway the whole thing. He lost his hold halfway.

That's what usually happens, you lose your hold.

But that's not what happened to me. I lost my board.

There I was thinking that, "Yeah, I am doing this!!! What if I fall.. what if...oh shit!"

I lost the board and I was hanging on the string for my dear life. And I can't imagine why I didn't let go of the freaking string. I was kneeboarding...and I mean, I was KNEE boarding.


I deserve this damn aching arms.

Mar 27, 2007


Three things running through my Head while working:

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.

[Published: 27-Mar-2007]

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

How Much Do You Know About Sex, Really?

Sex expert Tracey Cox, author of Supersex, challenges the four most popular myths about men and their bodies.

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.

Oprah's LIST

I came across a list in about the five friends you need and you'd be set for life...

I was trying to check where my friends fall in...

Here is Oprah's list...

1. The Uplifter - This is BESSIE (Tin Alano).

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.

4. The Girl Who Just Wants to Have Fun -- Che. Period.

5. The Unlikely Friend - I would have said Gui, but well, are we still friends?? Anyways, it's Tinay.

This list is not complete. Where does all the rest of my friends fall in?
They are all unique and wonderful wonderful people!
Blahh! Stupid list!

Mar 22, 2007

Trailers - Pirates and Spiderman

...can't wait!

Mar 15, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me

The Soothsayer's warning to Caesar — "Beware the Ides of March"—spelled the impending assassination of the Roman emperor back in 44 BC, and the date (March 15) has carried its weight in symbolic meaning ever since.

It is a phrase meaning the middle of the month in the ancient Roman calendar.

Nevertheless, the Ides of March has lived on to symbolize political intrigue, murder, and a lust for power.

Geeze... my birthday stands for intrigue, murder and lust for power, huh?

It's like saying Adolf Hitler is my bestfriend
or better yet, my twin!
oh! oh! much much better yet, my freaking mother! (if that is anatomically possible)
Well, it could be! It's Hitler! You just never know...

Mar 13, 2007

Christmas in the Philippines

I came across this article by a foreigner -- Roy Thomsitt.

Thank you sir for appreciating what our country can offer.

It is nice to be appreciated.

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.


a template for me alone.
doubt it if anyone would use a template with my freaking face.
: )

Mar 10, 2007

Good Morning ASS.

I woke up at 6 a.m. with Paige peering down at my face, slobbering.
So I groggily picked her up to give her to her yaya.
But I realized that I had to pee...badly.
But Mama was already inside the comfort room.
All I can say is that it is not a good morning to pee while staring at your mother's ass.
Not at all.
No, we're not dysfunctional.
Just weird.
And you know whats even more strange?
I am used to looking at my mama's ass.
Chalk it up to her weird sex education methods.

Mar 6, 2007

Right now...

i am...
...Wanting to play Sims Life Stories but too sleepy...
...smacking myself in the head for not putting Muni in my "I miss you" list
...satisfied that some people wont have the satisfaction to sneer since they are in the same shoes as I am
...happy that I got the job. Too bad I can't hold it for long since I am going to have my review next month
...happy that I was able to chat with Rarye. Rye, sorry to hear about your bad back.
...still thinking of Bessie and her decision. Her ex friendster message triggered it more.
...pleased about Tikya's friendster testimonial
...wondering what Tinay is excited about her bestfriend but too lazy to ask her
...wondering why Erbe still likes our roasted chicken after all these months of eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner
...worried about Kris and her cyst. Might be dangerous for my half foreign blood niece.
...amused at Leo's "That's all Folks!" online status message and thinks its quite apt
...wondering what to teach tomorrow and if I will substitute for Erbe
...wondering if I will start my other job tomorrow as I have not received a response on my confirmation of acceptance of the job yet
...wanting to write something more interesting but too lazy to do so
...wondering if I should have written this on my Friendster blog instead but still too lazy to do anything
...damning the Unity Party. I hate them. Well, except for some -- Joker Arroyo and Angara for instance. At least, they are doing their job which we have voted them for.
...thinking that Sam Milby is a pretty damn good actor considering...
...Wondering who will enter the PBB House tomorrow
...Sleepy to be able to continue this...

Mar 4, 2007

curious si bes

bes, here are the two of my fave songs from yeng constantino.

Paige the Brave

Mar 3, 2007

Oh My Heart!

I went a couple of hours ago to use the phone... My daughter cried so I rushed back inside the room.

I could have just died from heart attack that exact second.

She had climbed up the table.

A mere second and she could have fallen and cracked her head.

I went back out an hour ago to use the phone...

As I was busy talking...

Somebody knocked.

I shouted for the person to come inside.

So he did...

Pulling a HUGE pig behind him.

that happily trudge along. I could practically hear the pig say, "Hello. Maki-agi man po... Just going to screw your mama's pig."

Mar 1, 2007

song for my miracle

...and this one is for my baby...

Butterfly Kisses

When I got married, I was sooo happy that I was all smiles...
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...

Jade and Paige

Che's little girl and mine.
WE have grown so much from the 5th graders we were when we became friends...
Have went through a lot of things.
Hell lot of things.
Now, we have our own little girls.


As Sussette said to me when I walked the aisle, "Bon Voyage. Have a wonderful, wonderful journey."