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.

Jun 23, 2007

Reporting to my Bestfriend

Bes, she's big now.

She's almost one year old.


And she loves to watch TV. Stares at it for hours and giggles when she sees something funny.

She loves commercials with babies on them.

And she dances with Wowowee! :)

Sometimes, even when she's really sleepy, she would try to keep her eyes open so she won't miss anything from the tube.

Just like that.

Jun 20, 2007

The Bar is Eating Me

I am almost finished with the Tariff and Customs Law and proceeding to the Court of Tax Appeals.

Nothing is registering.
I've been underlining the same sentence for almost five minutes when I realized that I felt like screaming.

So, I am taking a break.

I realized I have been studying for the past three months and it's really getting to me, but what I hate most is the guilt.

Guilt when you sleep for more than 6 hours.
Guilt when you go out of the house and realized you've wasted three hours on the mall!
Guilt when you take a lot of time eating, talking, or breathing!
Guilt when you realized you've reached your deadline for a subject and you're not even halfway finished!

But what gets to me most is my Mom's statement - that if I don't pass the bar, it'd kill her.

Talk about pressure.
Thinking about not taking it if that's the case.

Things I have not Forgotten

It's weird.

There are things you learned from grade school that you never forget.

My parents enrolled me in an exclusive Chinese school with Chinese priests and nuns running the place. Ironic though, I never learned to speak Chinese. Oh yeah, except those sentences which Fr. Lee taught us but in the big world do not really amount to anything.

Seriously, the sentences include, "Where do you go to school?"

And I have the answers pretty memorized. I can't converse beyond that.

I have learned a lot of things though from that school.

I cannot forget two things:

1. I haven't forgotten the names of the 9 sisters of Rizal.
2. I haven't forgotten the names of cities/municipalities of metro manila when I was in third grade.

Blame it on Civics and Culture.

Jun 6, 2007

Budoy: Sex Education

One of my bestfriends, Sussette (a medicine graduate from UP) gave Paige a doll yesterday, it's actually a little baby boy doll...

Cute little bugger, huh?
We named him Budoy. He looks like a Budoy to me.

Budoy has a secret though...

He is not as innocent as you might think.
Budoy is BIG for his age.

And I mean... BIG!

Well. There.
Honestly, this freaking doll has balls as well!
I texted Sussette about it and she was laughing as she didn't even checked and didn't know that she was about to give my daughter early lessons on sex education.
And hey, this doo-doo of Budoy is detachable.