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.

Feb 29, 2008

Cooking Kutsinta

I was in a cooking mood for the last couple of days. It was only after I visited Sher's
blog that it occurred to me to post a pic of what I've been cooking.

We're still flooded. I know now how it feels to live on an island. It's very cold and I figured good food seems appropriate.

Today, I decided to make some kutsinta for snacks. I love Kutsinta and I love the fact that it's not difficult to cook and you don't even have to bother buying a lot of ingredients. It tastes delicious as hell. No, I do not plan to turn this blog into a cooking blog, but I would love to share this food --



Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon lihiya (I don't know what that is in English)
1 teaspoon almond flavoring

Instructions
Mix the ingredients.
Pour into small container.
Steam for 20 to 30 minutes.
Served.

This can feed 2 to 4 people.


Not Infatuation but Love

I've had my own fair share of infatuations. I still blush out of sheer embarrassment every time I'd remember the objections of these infatuations. I would even cringe when I would remember how I embarrassed myself!

It's funny how love is so different from being infatuated. Sometimes, I'd find myself amaze about how I, sometimes, finish a meal with my husband without us saying any word at all. It didn't even occurred to us that we should talk. We were just so comfortable with each other that we need not speak without getting all flustered up -- without even noticing that we haven't spoken for 30 minutes or so.

I remember my bestfriend telling me, "I'm in love."
And I thought, "In just two weeks, bes?!"
But then I remembered she said she's in love. I guess there lies the difference of being in the state of being "in love" and actually "loving" someone.

What's the difference?

I cannot say it any better than this --

That is what infatuation is: the creation of an image of someone, without advising that someone as to what the image is… But it was different from love. Love was worth everything, and couldn’t be exchanged for anything.
(The Valkyries)

Love is what remains after the firecrackers.
It is the ember of the flaming fire.
It is the aftermath of a home run.
It is the silent breathing after a long night of passion.
It is the silent morning after a storm.

Ironically, love takes in the fire from firecrackers, the thrill of a home run, the passion of sex, the rage of a storm and creates something better from all of it. It creates something eternal.




What is the Most Beautiful Sound on Earth?

I am a fan of Paulo Coelho's blog.
In one post, a question was asked, "What is the most beautiful sound on Earth?"
Well, what would you say Sher? What is the most beautiful sound to you? Floog would have a long list. He can start with the sounds he hears every time he takes those long walks with his wife.

Anyway, I kept on reading. One person said, "the sound of the flute". I paused and considered this answer, well, perhaps, I thought.


So, I decided to make a list of the most beautiful soundS in the earth for me.
1. My daughter's laughter.
2. My daughter's gurgles.
3. My mom's loud laugh.
4. My sister's equally loud laugh.
5. Erbe's footsteps when he's home.
6. Erbe's voice sleepily saying, "I love you, ba."
7. The rain.
8. Wind chimes.
9. The sound that bamboo trees make when they sway.
10.The river.

Now, that's my list but that doesn't really answer the question, "What IS the MOST beautiful sound on earth?"

Apparently, the answer is pretty simple. And I quote --

"It could be the voice of the woman we love, the singing of birds, the clatter of plates, the breathing beside us in bed of someone dear to us, but it will always be the sound that our heart needs to hear at that precise moment." -- Coelho

Feb 26, 2008

My love letters

I love writing love letters. I have written hundreds of love letters in my life time. They were reflections of the love I had for different people -- my mother, my friends and yes, my love for people who at one time or another held my heart.

Hell, I even wrote love letters for people I did not give a damn about. Ask my friend Bobet who asked me to write a love letter for one of his exes, or Tin who asked me to write a letter for Mark, or my Kuya Victor for whom I wrote a love letter for our neighbor. I was only 12 years old that time.

Love letters are your soul's poetry. It is at that very moment where you are writing the words down, you stripped yourself off naked of pretensions. You cannot write a love letter without baring your soul. Love letters strip you naked.

I have written my own fair share of love letters. One person even told me that my letters weren't actually letters -- that they were actually works of art. At that time, I couldn't tell him that everything is a work of art, if you truly and honestly put your heart to it.

Erbe and I keep 12 love letters that we wrote for each other for every 16th of the months of our first year together. These 12 love letters are the most precious "things" to me.

I have came across love letters that were written to Erbe. I burned them. Sue me. My sister came across letters that her husband's ex wrote him. My brother-in-law were still keeping them. My sister spent a considerable number of hours crying over these letters. The ironic thing is that, she is keeping her own share of love letters.

I am also keeping a fair share of love letters. Who could honestly say that they don't feel anything when they happen to read love letters of past loves? There is this particular love letter that never fails to make me smile. I just can't get over the fact that this boy spelled "feelings" as "fellings". He said, "My fellings for you..." He was a sweet young love who COULDN'T spell. But I know that during those moments that he was writing those words -- he meant them although he couldn't spell them.

I have a number of love letters from people who gifted me with their admiration that I couldn't return. These love letters never fail to extract bittersweet emotions from me. I, too, have given love letters to people I admired. I have often wondered if they regret having had given those letters to me. Because I regret handing out my heart to a love who cannot give his heart back. I just cringe every time I think of those letters -- my heart carelessly given to someone who just didn't care.

I have a number of letters I do not want to read at all because there are letters that remind me of the things that could have been -- the "what if's" of my life. These letters never fail to make me cry. So, I keep them to remind me of a lovely memory, but I do not read them.

I have kept love letters for the last 27 years of my life. I wonder if those that I gave are still kept or have they been all carelessly thrown away?

Feb 23, 2008

Almost a Lady

She wanted to try out the lipstick.















She's at that stage where her imagination is starting to kick in. She uses the comb as her phone. She imitates me putting on lotion or perfume. Unfortunately, she pretends that her milk bottle is her lotion/perfume bottle. It's hilarious though.

An Island Retreat

The water is really freaking high. Yesterday, I was actually fearing for my life. The rain was pouring down hard and it was really scary. I was imagining all sorts of things like the water rushing in from the river and covering our entire house. I was definitely freaked out. We're literally camping out. We're eating, cooking and sleeping on the balcony. Like most medium-sized families, we only have one bathroom. We couldn't take a bath or do the "necessaries" because our bathroom is flooded! So, how do we do Number 1 and 2? Use your imagination.

Mama has a lot of pigs. She stucked five of them inside the jeepney. I cannot imagine how all those pigs fit inside the jeepney. Here is a pic of our front yard, with the pigs inside the jeepney. I took this from the balcony.















The neighbor's house --



Feb 22, 2008

Poverty on the Other Side of the Fence

Earlier a neighbor came over. After talking to her for a couple of minutes, we got to talk about her brain cancer. She was hoping that the healing mass of Fr. Suarez will cure her of her brain tumor.

I was deeply saddened by her pain. I kept thinking, "If I had only a couple of millions to give to her --" A cancer treatment here especially if it's brain cancer would cost her a couple of millions at least. Because her family does not even have enough money to buy food, she's just waiting to die.

The same story went with two of our neighbors. One had tuberculosis. He didn't have money for his medicines so he lived a life waiting to die. He got worst each day. He was living to die. Another neighbor had diabetes. He died from it and he was only 34 years old. He left his widow and his three kids to fend for themselves. The woman now is sleeping around for food.

It's hard to pretend that everything is okay if you're living here. The life stories are just way too harsh for me to even pretend that I'm Alice stuck in the hole. You cannot be Peter Pan here either. I cannot pretend that Mary Rose, our neighbor's daughter is working in Singapore, when I know for a fact that she's a prostitute selling her wares in Manila. It's difficult to close your eyes to those kinds of truths that smack you right on the face.

I cannot be the middle-class bitch here. Poverty is just too way damn close for comfort. In fact, it's just on the other side of the fence.

Feb 21, 2008

La Niña Sucks

I am writing this from our house' balcony. The unfortunate thing about living in this place is that we constantly experience flooding. It's been raining hard for a couple of weeks now. Our house is flooded. So, we have to evacuate again upstairs.

Really sucks. We have to bring all our things upstairs again. I swear! I am going to have our room upstairs finished by the end of the month! I don't want to go through this over and over again. Usually, we experience flooding only if there is a huge storm or typhoon. Unfortunately, the La Niña phenomenon is also causing incessant rains in our region. There are reports on deaths because of flash floods.

Auntie Lita called up earlier and said that she closed her business in their place because the flood was up to the waist! So, we were expecting that the River will overflow and once again -- flood. Indeed, the River has overflowed and houses are flooded. Really, really sucks. At least, we have electricity because there's no storm. Saving grace. Now, I'm going to go back to my work. My boss would have my hide because I wasn't able to work on my articles.

Hurting Like Hell

My big toe is losing a nail. Seriously! It has no nail at all. It's freaky, weird, awful and it hurts like hell! If you think blogging about my dead nail is disgusting as well as boring, well then go on! Get out of here! Go to Perezhilton.com and stare at La Lohan's boobies or Britney's crotch!

I had a cute nail before Erbe killed it with his feet. At first, I thought it was merely traumatized but it started to get black. Apparently, when a nail has too much nail polish, or it was traumatized (like Erbe did with it) or a fungus decided to take residence in it -- it dies. That's what happened. Last night it fell off! The whole of it!

No, I still have not made any proper burial befitting my good nail. I'm too busy wailing about the pieces left which are deeply embedded. It hurts like freaking hell. I couldn't sleep last night and I was still wailing at 3 in the morning. Erbe was comforting me all night long. It was sweet though considering my pain was merely coming from an ingrown.

Feb 20, 2008

Sher and Floog's Lists

Because they decided to post their "10 Things I'd Like to Say to Certain People" in my blog's comments instead of putting it in their own blog. I decided to just go ahead and put their lists on my blog. Now, a favorite chef of mine Sher
said --

Here's my 10 tho I've said one to some oompaloompa online (I'm in trouble!)
(1) I hate smokers! Die smokers die!
(2) You have a HUGE head mate.
(3) You can't spell you retard!
(4) You're fat. Stop wearin fishnet stockings.. reminds me of ham with string...
(5) You're ugly. Get out of my face. :P
(6) I'm bored talking to you air-brained bimbo!
(7) How long have you been wearing that halloween mask? (Said that to an English guy in club).
(8) You're stupid! Hahahahaha! :P
(9) You have an awful fake orange skin(fake tan).
(10) Your hair is like hay. Think my horse will love you!


Another favorite blogger of mine Floog
said --

Working in a shop, I have to deal with some of the most unpleasant customers it's possible to have the misfortune to meet.

So, my 10 things I'd like to say are all against those rude, abusive, intolerant, and obnoxious customers that I have to normally be nice to....

1) Please please, please go look in the mirror. Just because you're grotesquely overweight doesn't mean that leggings are the only things you can wear!

2) Open your eyes. The dried Oregano is exactly where the big sign which reads 'Dried Oregano' is situated, just three yards to your left

3) Just because I smiled and said good morning, does not indicate that I wish to hear your life story OK

4) Have you not heard of the latest invention, it's called breath freshener

5) The deoderant aisle is just to your left, may I respectfully request that you take your time there and do not leave until your basket is full.

6) Yes, indeed the sticker on my badge states that I am 'HAPPY TO HELP' - just not right now, and not you, OK!

7) I'm feeling homicidal right now, and you look like fresh meat.

8) What part of 'I don't give a damn, don't you understand?'

9) Have a nice day, and be sure to collect a complimentary brain as you leave

10) Where were you when manners were being given out?

There, I feel better already.... LOL


I believe their lists are better than mine. :)

Easy Bucks?

If you're reading this. It's either you're a fan, you just happened to drop by, or I emailed you, offering to buy your website or blog, right? It's my job. It's a really cool one. I get paid just to write emails to people asking them if they'd be willing to sell their website or blog. So, if you get an email from me and you checked up on me. Don't worry. Li'l 'ol me is not buying your website. It's actually my boss' company who's extending the offer. If you like to sell your website, I just forward your email to their company. They'd be the one to contact you.

10 Things I Wish I Could Say

Sometimes, you keep your mouth shut because you don't want to offend. You want to keep the peace. But wouldn't you just love to scream the things that you are dying to say to some people in your life. Well, if I could -- here are the top 10 Things I would love to say to certain people. The Twisted Sister inspired me to do this. This could be a Meme -- hers. A sentence for one person. Here goes --

1. Don't fall in love with him please. You're going to get hurt. I think he's gay.
2. You are a HUGE hypocrite. You preach about God and you think you own him, but you are judgmental and you measure people by how much they have in their bank accounts. I'm losing my respect for you.
3. I lost respect for you the day you emailed me about money.
4. Did she changed you or did she just reveal the real you? You've changed. You are not the person I thought you were. That person is dead to me. You are dead to me.
5. I remember you everyday. I really wish I don't.
6. You ruined him. It is your fault that he's all screwed up. It was never his fault.
7. I've known you all my life. I was wondering, "Are you gay?"
8. I believe you did what they said you did to that little girl. I know you're capable of doing so.
9. I just like to pretend it never happened. I feel guilty about it. I don't like to remember. I haven't forgiven you.
10. Your breath stinks.

So, I wonder what Sher and Floog would have to say to certain people?

Feb 18, 2008

She's my Mascot

Meez 3D avatar avatars games

This is the Avatar version of me! I think she has to lose some weight too, huh?

Anyway, this is cool. Get your own blog mascot at Meez
It's really great.

Feb 17, 2008

Weirder and Still Panty-less Nana Delia

I once wrote a post on my weird and panty-less Nana Delia. The other day, she dropped by for another visit. Again, she was a major stinkO because apparently, it has been days since she last took a bath. God she smelled like she was carrying a thousand dead rats!

Nana Delia is a fanatical Catholic. She defines the word "fanatic". If the word walks, Nana Delia is it. Every nook and crook of her little house has pictures of Jesus and Mary pasted on them. In fact, she practically wallpapered their walls with religious pictures. She even has pictures of Jesus and Mary pasted on chairs and tables! And she has images and statues of Mary and Jesus all around the house. They would bring any Protestant into an epileptic fit.

Nana Delia does not believe in banks. She keeps her money rolled in a huge hanky tied around her waist. But if you really want to know where she keeps half of her money, try to knock down her house' walls. One time, her husband thoroughly irritated with her garbage, burned down a lot of things. You could practically hear Nana Delia crying the whole barrio down. Her poor husband was dismayed to know that he also inadvertently burned thousands of money she stored in those garbages. And if you want to know where she keeps the rest, try UNDER THE GROUND.

Anyway, she stayed only for a night. She still refused to take a bath, still refused to wear panties, still refused to sleep with a pillow or a blanket. She went home the next day bringing about twenty bottles of empty vinegar bottles with her. She was like a walking Christmas tree. Walking -- yes, she prefers walking. If she can avoid riding any public transport utilities, she would. Well, if you could smell her, you would prefer her walking too than sitting next to you.

Calling for the Resignation of Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo*

I, the undersigned, hereby express my whole-hearted support for star witness Rodolfo Noel ‘Jun’ Lozada for his brave resolve to divulge everything he knows and thus further expose unresolved issues of corruption in government.

I also hereby express my solidarity with various church groups, the business sector, people’s organizations and concerned Filipino citizens who have similarly expressed confidence in Mr. Lozada’s sincerity and credibility.

I look forward to the further unraveling of Mr. Lozada’s revelations. I unite with the belief of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines that his confessions, along with fellow witness Jose ‘Joey’ de Venecia III’s, may yet ‘save the country from being hostage to scandalous and shady government deals that offend the common good and serve only personal, family and group interests.’

I believe that national leaders should be accountable to the people and that government officials should portray the highest standard of morality and integrity to be able to propel the nation towards progress, justice, and peace.

I condemn the following acts of government:

• The attempted cover-up and past and present whitewash of evidence implicating Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the First Gentleman and the First Family, along with Malacanang’s minions, in numerous issues of bribery and corruption and other shady deals of government;

• The gross and systematic plunder of the country’s coffers and resmyces for the benefit of a mere few influential government officials;

• The Arroyo administration’s shameless disregard of the intensity and effects of such allegations and its continuous brushing off of still unresolved issues of bribery and corruption despite overwhelming public clamor for morality, transparency and accountability; and,

• The blatant and unabashed misuse of the administration machinery, namely the Department of Justice, the Philippine National Police, the military and other agencies of government, to conspire in the further deception of the people and betrayal of public trust.

Mrs. Arroyo has lost her moral ascendancy to govern from the long list of scandals, electoral fraud and corruption issues that have mired her presidency. The Arroyo administration has long ceased to perform as a role model government for the youth. It has caused the youth nothing but widespread disillusionment and the desire to instill reforms in government.

I call for the resignation of Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as her continuous cling to the presidency has only sown deep social discontent and division among the people.

I strongly believe in the sovereign right that rests on the people to change an morally-bankrupt and corrupt regime with an conscientious leadership that can genuinely unite the nation.

YOUTH REVOLT against a morally bankrupt government. YOUTH REVOLT for regime change now. Arroyo resign!

The Undersigned,

piebuko
-- adapting the petition of LFS

My Noise Barrage -- Supporting Jun Lozada

This is the picture of one of the thousands of victims of this government. Being a law graduate, the concepts of justice and equality before the law has been drilled into my head so thoroughly that it has become a part of my own principles. Ask me to choose between compassion and justice, and I would choose justice without any qualms.

I believe that people have to pay for their crimes. I believe in this country's Constitution and I applaud the brilliance of the minds of the people who drafted and created this "talkative" Constitution. I believe in every word of that Constitution. I am so deeply saddened and angered by the fact that the this iniquitous government believe themselves above the same Law.

Earlier I saw in the news the noise barrage along La Salle University. I cried when I saw the people blowing their horns to show their support when they pass by. I just felt so much outrage and I was so happy to see that the Filipinos still care because I thought that people have grown passive, indifferent, dead.

I wonder if it would take another Ninoy who would give up his life just so the Filipinos will once again take their country from the greedy imperialistic hands of one family who feed their pockets with millions of dollars while the Juan de la Cruz dies of hunger along the streets of Quezon City.

Do you know what's worst than being a supporter of this gluttonous government? It's being indifferent. It's being selfish. It's saying, "I'm tired of all that." No! You should never get tired. Giving up is like giving up that freedom that numerous people have sacrificed their lives for. You give up your freedom to speak on what's not right. You give up on the rights that the Constitution gave you because you inadvertently give up on the Constitution. By being indifferent and by choosing not to see the vomit sprayed on the same Constitution, you allow it. That is what's worst.



Feb 16, 2008

Where's the Snow?

Geeze. It's freaking cold.

Being in a tropical island where seasons are either sunny or rainy, it is quite rare to have such a freeze-your-ass temperature/weather. I forced myself to take a bath today. I could forgive myself for refusing to take a bath yesterday but two days in a row is quite disgusting. Even with warm water, the bath was still freezing cold. The good thing about this is that I don't sweat and I smell good all the time. It's weird though to be wearing a thick jacket inside the house. I even have socks on. I wonder how people in Western countries tolerate this kind of temperature.

Feb 14, 2008

Choosing Mesothelioma Attorneys

Life can be harsh sometimes. You go to your 8-hour job and you go home dead tired. You do this routine daily and incessantly. You do this because you want to feed your family. All you ask from your employer is that he ensures your health. Well, you wouldn’t have to worry about your health if you’re not exposed to dangerous chemicals. But what if you are dealing with asbestos on a daily basis? You, my friend, need to be concerned.

Asbestos Causes Mesothelioma

The sad truth is that asbestos is the cause of mesothelioma, one of the most dangerous forms of cancer. Dangerous because it is not too often that people recover from this form of cancer. Most of the time, once you present and you were diagnosed of mesothelioma, you would have a hard battle ahead of you. The prognosis is not good. At most, people suffering from mesothelioma barely live for longer than 24 months. They are seemingly fighting a losing battle.

Mesothelioma can either be malignant or benign. Frequently though, people suffer from malignant pleural mesothelioma. This type of mesothelioma is devastating. The cancer could spread rapidly to other vital organs like the heart, lungs and abdominal organs. When people are diagnosed of malignant pleural mesothelioma, they’re life expectancy is considerably shorter – ranging from four months to a year at most. Although, this is greatly devastating, there are people afflicted with mesothelioma, even those diagnosed of malignant pleural mesothelioma, who still live for longer than 2 years with proper care and treatment.

Mesothelioma Attorneys

The minute that you are diagnosed with mesothelioma or a loved one is diagnosed with one, you have to think of getting the assistance of a mesothelioma attorney. Mesothelioma attorneys can help you protect your rights. You have a right to recover the cost of your treatment. You have the right to seek recovery of lost wages. You or your loved one deserves to be civilly compensated for your sufferings. You can protect your rights if you have the assistance of mesothelioma attorneys.

Choosing Your Mesothelioma Attorneys

Before you actually hire your mesothelioma lawyer, you need to meet up with several of them to make a proper decision on whom to hire. Not everyone is competent. You have to choose the person who can serve your interest best. There are a lot of mesothelioma attorneys who can even help you recover your losses and get compensated without having to go to court. Good mesothelioma lawyers will settle things extrajudicially so you would avoid the stress of going through a court battle.


If I were a Cover Girl

Well, it was just a thought. Anyway, You gotta try this. It's cool.

Here's a mag cover of Erbe and Paige.


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Asian Sportsbooks Review

In the course of my research for an online writing work, I found out that there are little information about Asian Sportsbooks. I decided to contribute additional information to interested online players.

Heck, if you’re not into online gambling, you probably wouldn’t know what an Asian Sportsbook is, right? Sportsbooks are actually the online betting or gaming arena for – obviously, sports which includes soccer, basketball, baseball or basically every sports in the planet.

You’d find thousands of sportsbooks online but Asian Sportsbooks raise apprehensions. You could blame the collapse of Pointbet, an Indonesian sportsbooks which was the most popular Asian Sportsbook before. If you’re interested, however, in online sports betting, you should look into YSB88, 188Bet, and Sbobet.

a. YSB88. A part of Easybets. This is a high-risk sportsbook so users should be wary and cautious. There are some reports on YSB88’s parent company being connected to a defunct sportsbook, Betonsports. It’d be best to avoid YSB88 pending clarification of this issue.

b. 188Bet. This is a Cambodian licensed sportsbook which opened in 2005. Again, caution should be exercised when using this sportsbooks as there are news about it being linked to Pointbet. Keep your funds deposited minimally.

c. Sbobet or Sports Bookie Online. One of the most famous Asian sportsbooks. This is licensed and operating here in. This is considered as one of the most stable Asian sportsbooks these days. The drawback, however, is that there seems to be a lot of negative feedbacks from online users. So, caution should be exercised.

Maximize Your Gaming Experience with Pro360

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Finding Online Casinos through Pro360

If you are an experienced online player, you probably have your own favorite casino. You may even be a loyal player in a couple of casinos. But what if you are fairly new to online gambling, where do you go? How would you know which casinos accept US players if you are in the United States? How would you know which casino gives the best bonuses? How would you know if a casino has your favorite games? Of course, you can always try jumping from one website to another. But this is quite time consuming and by the time you find what you’re looking for, you’d rather hit the bed than play casino games.

The easiest way to go about looking for casinos and casino reviews is to go to Pro360. No, you absolutely do not have to go through thousands of casinos. You don’t have to wonder if another one offers a better deal. Pro360 does the job for you.

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Feb 13, 2008

Wandering Thoughts

Crossing my fingers
1. For the job interview tomorrow. I hope I would be able to understand the interviewer's Australian brogue.
2. For the job exams next week. I hope there are no accounting questions. I hope I'd be able to memorize the multiplication table before examination day. Sue me! I cannot seem to memorize the frickin' thing despite all my efforts. I'm pretty good at analysis though. I just need a calculator most of the time.
3. For the bar exam results. I hope God answers my prayers. If I don't make it that I would have the strength to accept it. Waiting is killing me.

I'm excited
1. About my sister and my niece cori coming home this April.
2. Earning more with my new job. I hope I get it though.

This is my niece Cori -- she's half Australian/half Filipina. She got my nose and got all the rest from her father; and nothing from her mother.






Marcos Impresses Me

Ferdinand Marcos is written in history books as the hateful dictator. In my opinion though, I think that he could have been the greatest president of this country.

That is, if his wife did not ruin him. It's not surprising though. History has proven time and time again that the downfall of men is their women. Marcos was a great statesmen, a great lawmaker, a great lawyer.

Did you know that he is the only person in the history of the Philippines who ever stood in front of the Supreme Court to orally take the bar exams? He was imprisoned at that time. Apparently, Marcos received a 99.something grade in his written exams, which led to the suspicion that he cheated. So, the Supreme Court called him for an oral exam. His bar exam grade is actually his oral exam grade and not his written exam grade. This is quite amazing. I know, I've been through the hell of the bar exam. So, it's amazing how he got an almost perfect score. He was brilliant. Too bad, he got greedy. Could he not just tried to moderate his greed? Well, the present president is giving him a run for his money.

Evil Impersonated

Do you want to see EVIL IMPERSONATED? Them! God I hate them! They're evil and greedy and they're making the Filipinos miserable. They do not have qualms about killing people -- journalists and activists. If you are a Filipino, have you been following the case of Lozada? Have you seen the latest news where the NBI has allegedly raided his office just so they could find evidence against Jun Lozada? They are evil! You'd be amazed at how they use every instrument so they could get their way. They have violated countless civil and penal laws. They have spit on countless human rights. I hope the Filipinos finally wake up from their stupor and once more prove to the rest of the world that they're not a race you can trifle with.

Online Fraud Again

They just never give up, don't they? These people never fail to try to get your hard-earned money. I can imagine their resume. Current Position: Online Fraud Expert. I got this email from mary_ubah02@yahoo.co.jp --

Hi Dearest One -- Dearest? How touching! For a 22-year-old girl, she sure sounds sweet!

I know how surprise this mail will come to you (actually, it doesn't surprise me. I get this all the time. Everyone does!) but i advise that you consider it as a request from a girl in dare (Dare? Oh, you mean dire, tonta!) need of assistance.

I am Miss Mary Ubah the only Daughter of my late parents Mr.and Mrs. Johnson Ubah.My father was a highly reputable businness magnate (with a daughter who can't spell business) who operated in the capital city of Ivory coast during his days.

It is sad to say that my father passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad in the year 12th.Febuary 2006.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time. But God knows the truth! - (Seriously putting the Lord's name in vain!)
My mother died when I was just 8years old,and since then my father took me so special.

Before his death on Febuary 12 2006 he called the secretary who accompanied him to the hospital and told him that he has the sum of Seven million,Five hundred thousand United State Dollars.(USD$7.500,000 Million) left in a Security Company here in Abidjan, that he used my name as the only daughter for his next of kin in deposited of the funds. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was posisoned. (Erm, he was what? Posisoned? or Poisoned? Your facts are all screwed up.)

He also gave an out standing instrution to the company that the Consignment must be sealed and well kept until i ask for it. and it was deposited as an atifact to avoid problem or tamparing by the officers of the company.before use, (The least that she could have done is checked her spelling before she send this out, huh?)

I am just 22 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do. Now I want an account overseas where I can transfer this funds and after the transaction i will come and live with you (live with me?! Do I have any choice on this?) as a partner and i'm ready to do anything of your choice.

This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast.The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life and i wished to invested under your care with your advise please. I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards.Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.Now permit me to ask these few questions:-

1. Can you honestly help me as your partner? Yes, I could! :)
2. Can I completely trust you that you can not betray me? (Talk of the Kettle... Look who's frickin' talking!)
3.What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your control while i come over and finalize my education? percentage? Well, all of it!

Please,Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible Immedaitely i confirmed you willingness then i will send to you my picture.And i will need your own pictures as well.
Your's Sincerly Girl, -- Her letter makes my head ache!
Miss Mary Ubah
They just never learn. And I always cannot resist emailing back with some scathing words of my own. Sometimes, I just tell them to F*** off! Sometimes, I write things like this (which I emailed back to this Mary Ubah --

I saw this kind of scheme in Oprah.

The next time you do this, email the person first and ask, "Do you watch Oprah?" or send some survey just so you'd know if he or she watches Oprah.

If the person answers, "No."

Voila! You get someone you can dupe for a thousand bucks!


Goodluck with your lawless and unworthy endeavor.

Spelling or Spileng?

You'd find humor from the strangest places. Unfortunately, these humorous things also reveal the social truth that defines the kind of education most Filipinos receive.

While on the way home from Legaspi, we were sitting in front of the van and ahead of us was a truck which had a writing on the back required to be posted by the Land Transportation Office. After I read the crudely written message, I was struck by the hilarity of it and I suddenly started laughing. It was almost dark so I couldn't take a shot of the truck. The truck owner probably instructed one of his employees to write the government required posting. And the employee wrote --



















I was reminded of this when an hour ago, Erbe and I went out to get the barangay captain to sign the forms that the postal office required from me. On the way home, we passed by a small *turo-turo that posted the *merienda being sold. The turo-turo owner wrote --













Soap?! Oh, you mean soup, Madam? I was greatly tempted to correct her but I let it go, instead I bought five servings of her great-tasting Macarone Soap for the family.

*turo-turo - a small cafeteria-like establishment where you point at the food you would want to eat. Turo means point.
*
Merienda - snack


Feb 11, 2008

Mesothelioma Attorneys

Mesothelioma is supposed to be rare. Sadly, thousands of people die from mesothelioma on a yearly basis. This is devastating especially to families who are left behind. They suffer along with their loved one just too ultimately lose him or her to the decease. Mesothelioma is one of the most devastating forms of cancer. Usually, when a person presents with this illness and is diagnosed with this type of cancer, their prognosis is usually very bad. At most, they have two years to live.

Unlike lung cancer, mesothelioma is actually caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. This is so sad because people are typically only exposed to asbestos just so they can feed their families. People who work in factories, mines and shipyards are those who are at major risk. Most of the time, the person afflicted with mesothelioma expects to die. This is why it is important that companies or employers of individuals exposed to asbestos are legally bound to implement measures to ensure their employees safety.

Most of the time, people suffering from mesothelioma have the legal right to compensation from their employers. This is where competent mesothelioma attorneys come in. If you hire an excellent mesothelioma attorney, you can generally expect million of dollars worth of out-of-court settlement. How much do these attorneys get from that settlement? Usually, attorney’s fee ranges from 30 to 40 percent of the actual settlement.

The minute you are diagnosed of mesothelioma or anyone in your family is diagnosed of this disease, it is imperative that you immediately seek the assistance of mesothelioma lawyers or attorneys. There are states that impose conditions to qualify for compensation. This is why you have to immediately seek legal assistance to avoid being disqualified. Talk to several mesothelioma attorneys before you actually settle with one.

An encounter with two-faced biatches

It sucks when you think people is speaking ill of you. It sucks when you can actually hear them. It sucks!I went to Legazpi City today with Erbe. We had to secure my civil service certificate for the job requirement. He lost the original copy so I had no choice but to travel to Legaspi. I hate traveling because I end up dizzy and sick which exactly what happened. In fact, when we got to Legaspi, I vomited my guts out on the side of the road. Ugh. Sick

I was so pissed off. We met up with one disaster after another. The picture was not supposed to be digital. Next, the picture was supposed to 1 x 1. Then my ID was not the right one. Mad

The one that really pissed me off to hell and back was when I was waiting for Erbe and I heard the employees dissing me. They thought I was not there. Beyotches!

You see when they talk to me they're like epitomes of good grace and great public service, all the while they were a bunch of retards! Mad

You know how it's like when you feel like people are talking about you? It sucks when you can actually hear them. I wanted to go over their tables and smack the living shit out of them. But I kept reminding myself of the certificate. In the end, they did not release the damn thing to me! Apparently, they're willing to release it after three months -- because that's how long I'd get the IDs they want from me. So, goodbye to my application in a government office. Tears


I'm very good though at forgetting nasty stuffs that happen to me so I just enjoyed the rest of the day. I got some ugly shots of the Mayon Volcano.



























Selling My Sister

She was my baby. And now she has her own baby
Click on the pic and read about her! She's one hell of an entertaining writer.

Feb 10, 2008

What is Mesothelioma?

What is Mesothelioma?

This was supposed to be quite a rare form of cancer but have increasingly begun to be a common type. But what can you expect? More and more people are exposing their health to dangerous chemicals just so they could feed their families. The primary cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.

What happens?

After prolonged and excessive exposure to asbestos, malignant cells gradually developed in the mesothelium. Mesothelium is the lining that usually protects and covers internal organs like the lungs, the chest cavity, peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) and the pericardium, the sac around the heart.

How do you get exposed to asbestos?

First off, if your job involves working with asbestos or exposure to its particles, you have a great chance of developing this form of cancer. Your family is also exposed to danger. Your wife for instance could be exposed to the danger if she washes off the asbestos from your clothes.

What are the Symptoms?

It is highly unlikely for you to show symptoms of mesothelioma until after 20 or even 50 years of exposure. The warning signs, however, include:

Shortness of breath

Recurring chest pain caused by the accumulation of fluids in the pleural space in the chest cavity

Weight loss

Cachexia

Abdominal pain

Abdominal swelling

Bowel obstruction

Blood clotting

Anemia

Fever

Difficulty or painful swallowing

Swelling of the face and neck

Fatigue r anemia

Wheezing

Hoarseness

Frequent coughing and blood in the sputum

How do you get diagnosed?

It is difficult to diagnose mesothelioma because the symptoms are fairly similar to other types of diseases. Usually, a long history of asbestos exposure raises the suspicion for this type of cancer. The patient shall be subjected to various exams like x-ray, lung function tests, CT scan, MRI, aspiration of chest fluid like pleural tap or chest drain. The patient may also be biopsied if cytology reports came back positive. His tissue may be subject to pathological study. He may be subjected to thoracoscopy as well. If the cancerous tissue is found in the abdomen, the physician may recommend a laparoscopy.

Can this be treated?

Sadly, the prognosis of patients positively identified with mesothelioma is poor. Conventional treatments do not seem to work well. The survival rate is a year at most after presentation. Surgeries are typically unsuccessful most likely because it is difficult to remove the entire cancerous tissues without damaging the internal organs or killing the patient.

March 15

Hey, this is nice. You get to see what day or season you were born. You'd also know how many days you've been breathing. Check it out!

Here are my stats --

Results for 15th March 1980 :

You were born on a Saturday.
Your star sign is Pisces.
The season was Winter.
You are 27 years, 11 months, 26 days old.*
It is 34 days until your next Birthday.*
You are 10,193 days old.*
You are approximately 244,635 hours old.*
You are approximately 880,687,637 seconds old.*


Feb 9, 2008

Questions about the Genesis


I went to Church today.
The reading was about the Genesis. Now, what I don't understand is that the Church admits that this part of the bible is purely fiction. Why are they reading this in Church? Why are they teaching this?
Catholics are baptized to remove the original sin which apparently was committed by Adam and Eve.
If the story was fiction, why do we still have original sin?
Can somebody explain this to me?

Amazing!


How to Achieve Personal Success


You’ve probably heard of people seemingly possessing the Midas touch? Don’t you love to touch things and have them turn to gold? There are people who touch a raffle ticket and they’d win a car. There are people who have the knack to turn up somewhere and they’d land a job. Have you heard of people who suddenly had the urge to invest some of their money in some stocks and the stocks soared suddenly high. These people may just be lucky, but they can also be very good at achieving personal success. If Lady Luck rarely smiles at you, what can you do?

Work for Your Success

You choose to be successful. It does not happen overnight. It takes a commitment. It requires a wholehearted dedication from you. You should have a definite goal and a plan on how to achieve that goal. You could have the most incredibly viable idea in the planet but if you procrastinate and find reasons why you ought not to pursue your idea – you cannot possibly expect to achieve success.

How to Achieve Personal Success

Trying to achieve personal success takes time. However, if you know how to go about working for it, you can achieve it. Here are some tips on how to achieve success:

Have a viable plan and do not hesitate taking the initial steps toward the completion of your goals. Do not dissuade yourself by procrastinating or giving yourself excuses why you shouldn’t pursue your plans.

Learn to recognize opportunities and never let go of them.

Teach yourself how to move fast. Do not let opportunities slip by being slow. Do not be too hasty, however, that you end up committing mistakes.

Take care of your health. Make sure that you are emotionally, physically, mentally and even spiritually healthy. You can’t expect to perform well if your body is weak. Give yourself time to recuperate and rest if your body needs to rest.

Avoid people who hold you back with negativity.

If you could look for ways to be able to get things done more quickly, do so and adopt these measures.

Never forget to communicate with people who could help you achieve your objectives.

Motivate yourself constantly by reminding yourself of your goals.

Create deadlines for tasks so you’d give directions to your plans.

Constantly challenge yourself to go above your capabilities and your limits.

4 Things About Me Meme

I grabbed this meme from Nicole

Four things you may or may not know about me:

A) Four employers:

1. Textswitch Unlimited, Inc. -- The company still owes us for tax deductions they made which they did not remit to the BIR (or IRS to you).
2. RCYAGO TransMed Systems -- a headache.
3. WRI -- for a stint of half a year. I had fun teaching though but I found out I'm not cut out to be a teacher. I have a horrible temper for starters.
4. OCS - Have a great boss.

B) Four People who e-mail me:

1. Ne Riz
2. Ne Kris

No one else. Crying Into TissueBlowing Nose
Email me if you like at bukopienitere@yahoo.com

C) Four of my favorite foods:

1. Adobo ni Erbe
2. Mechado ni Mama
3. McDo Burgers
4. Jollibee Spaghetti

D) Four places I would rather be right now:

1. At Che's having girl talks with the girls
2. Scotland.
3. Dublin, Ireland
4. Paris, France

F) Four movies I would (do) watch over and over:

1. My Bestfriend's Wedding
2. Clueless
3. Mighty Ducks Series (Seriously!)
4. Pretty Woman (I'm a sucker when it comes to Julia Roberts)

G) Four places I have lived:

1. Barcelonita for 5 years
2. Naga City my whole life
3. Manila for half a year
4. Brunei for two months

H) Four TV Shows I Watch:

1. Grey's Anatomy (All time Favorite)
2. CSI
3. Amazing Race
4. Filipino soaps (I'm 'fessing up!)



Shameless Me!

I'm NOT here.

Cutting Paige's Hair

After almost two years, I finally cut Paige's hair. I couldn't cut a lot because her father was going ballistic. He wants his daughter to have long hair, but I couldn't stand the uneven bangs that she had. Her hair has "stunted growth". Her arms and legs and her sassy attitude is growing in bounds but her hair is a freaking hobbit. Short. Short. Short.

Anyways, here's her pic before I cut her bangs. Ok, I only cut her bangs.

See that strand falling on her face -- that's one of the strands I cut. :)


















Here's her pic after I finally gave her bangs. Unfortunately, she couldn't stay put so the cut was uneven and shorter than I would have wanted.




:)

Feb 8, 2008

Increase Your Profit with Ashop Commerce Shopping Cart Software

If you are running your own business, you need to be competitive. It doesn’t matter if your business is online or land based, you need to be at par with your competition. In fact, you need to get ahead of your competitions in order to get a hold of a large percentage of your target market. Even companies that were originally land based have established their presence online.

If you’re running a business online, you need to provide the best kind of service to your clients. If you want your customer to purchase more items from your business, you need to provide your business all the essential software to maximize your customers’ shopping pleasure. It encourages customers to look more and purchase more. Basically, you need to have the best shopping cart software; and you’d find this at Ashop Commerce.

Shopping Cart Software at Ashop Commerce

If you’re looking for a shopping cart software, the best place to visit is Ashop Commerce. You’d find the best ecommerce software in Ashop Commerce. Their products are especially tailored for small and medium sized businesses. Most business owners of these types of businesses notice a significant upgrade in their online business service when they purchase and use Ashop Commerce shopping cart software. This is not surprising since Ashop Commerce primarily designed their products to ensure maximum sales performance and profit. With this efficient software and a reasonable startup cost and operating expense, you can expect amazingly great profit for your business.

Ashop Commerce Software’s Service

If you ask around, you would know how popular Ashop Commerce eCommerce software is among business owners online. This is not surprising since most feedbacks are positively glowing. You’d hear testimonials about how Ashop Commerce shopping cart has created profit for their businesses.

Ashop Commerce shopping cart software is basically ASP secured. It is a web-based software that allows you to access it wherever you are in the world. Yes, you can check on your business while you are in the Hong Kong or anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access.

Ashop Commerce issues SSL certificates for their shopping cart software. They also provide the best service and customer support. You can expect free upgrades and backups. You can expect immediate and prompt technical support. The software provides statistical report to help you analyze your market, service and sales. You would also know what interests your potential customers and what products are in demand.

Ashop Commerce offers 10-day free trial for their shopping cart software. So, what are you waiting for? Get your shopping cart now and increase your profit.

Nursing Homes at Bettercaring


You have to admit that at some point you would have to choose a care home for your loved ones. This is a big decision which requires careful consideration. Should it be far? Should it be near you? How big should it be? What kind of care home should it be? What type of services does it provide? Choosing a care home is something that cannot be rushed.

What are Care Homes?

Care homes are actually nursing homes -- facilities that provide the much needed care to individuals who do not receive the proper care within their community or homes or individuals who are unable to take care of themselves because of various reasons like mental, emotional or physical disabilities. Care homes respond to their needs and provide the necessary personal and health care. Most care homes are expensive but they sure provide the best care to their residents. You can expect the best meals, great activities, 24-hour health care and personal care. Typically, care homes’ basic fee includes their accommodation, personal care and meals. But if you loved one needs a special particular care, you would have to expect an additional fee.

Looking for Care Homes at Bettercaring

When choosing the care home for your loved one or a care home for yourself, you would have to look around first, do some research and carefully consider all your options. Do not settle for just any care home. Make sure that you have weighed all your possible options. Placing a loved one in a care home can be emotional in their part and yours, so make sure that you choose the best care home that you can afford.

How do you look for care homes? The easiest way to look for care or nursing homes is to look through Bettercaring. Bettercaring is a search engine service where you could look for nursing homes that are perfect for your loved one. No, you don’t have to look through the telephone directory or the newspaper because you can find everything that you need at Bettercaring. They have all the details that you need in almost every UK nursing homes so you can make the right decision.

At Bettercaring, you’d be able to look at all care homes that are locally available. You would also be able to look for care homes that could provide the special care that your loved one needs. Bettercaring provides news and advices from care experts that may be valuable to you. Through Bettercaring, you can search for or arrange the care that is perfect for your loved one. Finding a care home for you or your loved one has never been much easier with Bettercaring.

Going Overboard with Blogthings

I just went ahead and tried out Blogthings stuffs.

So, here goes --
spare me if you find this irritating.

Apparently, my Biblical name is -

Your Biblical Name Is...

Penina Pazia

You will live to see the end of times.


I don't know if it is better than my Chinese name HU SHA SHOW. I guess it is. At least it sounds like a female name. And Apparently, I'd lived to see the end of times. Sounds freaking ominous. You can imagine how wrinkly and bent I'd be by then considering I have freaking scoliosis. You'd probably be all dead and I'd be farting my way through the end of time. I'd see my daughter's daughter's daughter's daughter's daughter's daughter. -- well, you know what I mean.


I also wondered if I have a semblance of abnormality because as you can see I seem to have a problem --


And the results? I am normal! Well, at least as far as normalcy goes because apparently choosing your family over your friends is NOT normal. Where the hell in any bible did you read that --
"Thou Shall Choose Your Friends Over Your Family".
It's probably the 256,000,357,890 commandment.


You Are Fairly Normal

You scored 55% normal on this quiz

Like most people you are normal in some ways...
But you aren't a completely normal person. You're a little weird too!

Why You Are Normal:

You prefer a good meal to a good nap

You think glasses can make someone more attractive

When you're in a car, you prefer to be the driver

You prefer ruffled potato chips

You think fishnet stockings are trashy


Why You Aren't Normal:

You'd rather have cockroaches than rats in your home

You prefer non fiction to fiction

You prefer the moon to the sun

You find the Chicken Dance to be the more embarrassing dance

You prefer your family to your friends

Now, have you ever wondered what your name means?
My Chinese name Hu Sha Show means strong horse. So, you don't have to wonder why my name sounds so freaking masculine. I'm a freaking strong horse! But my real name apparently means --

What Maria Theresa Means

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way! -- Doubtful

You are usually the best at everything (Yeah Sure! *Snort)
... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun. -- True!

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start. - LOL! TRUE!

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

True! True! True!

I also wondered what my handwriting says about me. Since the test is available, I went ahead and tried it. And? Well, all I can say is TRUE, TRUE, TRUE!

What Your Handwriting Says About You

You are highly energetic. You are a passionate, intense, vigorous person.

You are very extroverted and outgoing. You are loving, friendly, and supportive. However, you are also manipulative and controlling at times.

You are very detail oriented and meticulous. You are a careful thinker and a true intellectual.

You don't a lot of space, and you prefer to spend time with others. You are a little nosy and intrusive. You sometimes don't give people enough space.

You are somewhat traditional, but you are also open to change. You listen to your head and your heart.

You are a good communicator. You work hard to get your ideas across effectively.


Do You Act Your Age?

I do.

I saw this blogthing at Junelle's blog. I decided to try it out and here's my result -

You Act Like You Are 28 Years Old

You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.
You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

You're still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.
The world is full of possibilities, and you can't wait to explore many of them.


Apparently, I act my age! Nothing surprising there.

Feb 7, 2008

The Failed Baker


I wanted to bake. Being a lover of pastries and cakes, I wanted to bake my own cake or flan or anything. Since there is a sack of flour in the kitchen, I decided to try my inexistent baking skills by baking a loaf of bread. I wanted to make a chocolate-flavored bread.

After looking up a recipe in the cookbook, I promptly bought all the ingredients; and proceeded to mixing them. It's not as easy as it seemed like in the book. First and foremost, I am an idiot when it comes to baking. For instance, I don't know what sifting means.

Here's what my mixture looked like --


I then placed the mixture into the bread maker machine. Halfway through the machine broke. And the other option -- the oven like contraption -- broke too. I couldn't adjust the temperature. I was really frustrated.

I decided to cook the mixture ala pancake style --

Here's what it looked like --


I know it looks completely unappetizing.
But it sure tasted like heaven.
Take my word for it.
It's ugly though, huh?