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.

Sep 30, 2008

Stealing from Postsecret

I stole two cards from Postsecret. I hope the senders do not mind. I just can relate.

Mine was an incredible first love as well. :) Well, he is still is an incredible person and a really, really good friend.

I wish I will never have to say this EVER.
Because until now, this is my condition.
Tough Love, they call it.


Another one of Erbe's "good evening, baba" greeting.
M, inggit ka noh? Litsong manok na naman ba ulam mo? boring... hehe.
Jinx, u know what I'm doing, right? hehe

Sep 29, 2008

My Countdown

Do you know what tomorrow is?
It's Monday! That means?
Gossip Girl!

and then there's 90210 (2.0) by Tuesday.
and the new season of Grey's Anatomy by Thursday.
God is good!

Amazing Aloha

dinner, anyone?
Another one of Erbe's "good evening" greeting. :)
I've always been a Jollibee-girl.

Sep 28, 2008


I woke up at 10 p.m.
I was hungry, so I threw a tantrum. Erbe then went out to buy tapsilog from Biggs. He got home past 12 in the morning. It really takes a while before you'd get your order when you order from Biggs.
Anyway, I don't think I have ever been loved or will ever be love as much as Erbe loves me.
Well, not including my parents, of course, or my sister.
But even them will not bother going out just to buy me dinner. My father will probably snap at me and my sister will probably snort her way to Kingdom Come and a huge fight will probably ensue. I'm babbling.
so, zip.

Sep 27, 2008

Getting Sassier by the Minute

She's getting sassier by the day.

Today, her grandpa scolded her for being naughty. She picked up a comb and threw it at him. Yes, she's going through that phase. *sigh.
My father slapped her hand.
She gave her other hand, so her grandpa slapped it again.
She stared at him and then gave her the other hand and my father had to slap the extended hand again.
He realized that it became a game to her when she again extended another hand.
So, my father just sighed and then said, "Would you rather I throw you out of the window?"
To which Paige just cheekily responded with a naughty grin.

Later in the evening, they had another confrontation. She was being naughty and again scolded her. She responded by slapping him. Yes, unfortunately, she's fond of slapping, screaming and kicking. They don't call it the "horrible two's" for nothing.
Anyway, my father responded by slapping her hand again.
Angry, Paige got a huge pillow and threatened my father with it. She stood threateningly and said, "Sige! sige! sige!"
My father was so surprised, he just turned his back and hid his grin.

Paige is also learning to recognize people by associating certain characteristics with them. So, its not really surprising that she doesn't recognize me as a first grader. She said it was her. Figures, she looks like me. :)
She thinks all white babies is Cori, her cousin.
And all bald men is her "papa Lolo", Erbe's father.

Everything by Lifehouse

I am obsessed with this song right now. They say that this song is about God. I don't know... The song touches me in a more earthy way. Not Godlike at all.

Song lyrics | Everything lyrics

Sep 23, 2008


Sep 21, 2008

A Visit at the Carnival

I worked last night and I was only able to go to sleep at 10 a.m. I was so tired that I was not able to go with Erbe to his aunt's house. I woke up at 8 in the evening -- Yeah, Happy Fiesta!!!
Anyway, I decided to bring Paige to the Carnival even at past 8.

So, once we got there. I immediatey took Paige to the Caterpillar Ride. Yeah, lame, right? That's what I thought too. I was wrong. I was SO wrong. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!

It would have been lame but fun if I was only there with my cousin, Joy. Being with Paige, however, was an entirely different story. The speed was too much for a 2-year-old. When the ride began to run faster and faster, Paige started to crawl up. I couldn't hold her because I had to make sure she was safe and covered. She began to panic and she started crawling up to me. By that time, the ride was moving faster and faster. I was seeing Paige being thrown off the ride -- her limp body on the ground.

I began to panic and started embarrassing myself by shouting, "Stop! Stop! Stop!" It didn't even occurred to me that I was shouting in English. Stupid! Luckily, the operator saw my panicky horrified face and decided to slow down and eventually stopped.

I was really shaking and really freaking scared. Who would have thought that the Caterpillar Ride would scare the hell out of me.

This is a picture of the Ride that Erbe took while we were on it.

Anyway, I decided to check out the kids' rides. Erbe didn't want for her to ride on the freaking horse. So we decided to see what will happen with the other kids who went ahead first. Well, he was right. Toddlers began to cry and tried to scrambled off the wooden horses. So, no horsie-horsie for Paige.

After that, we went home. My knees were still shaking anyway. I've learned something about my husband though. He finally told me he has a huge phobia. He once almost fell off the ferris wheel and he swore off the damn rides from then on.


Erbe: Are You Gay?

Earlier, I was pulling out an extra bed to lay on the floor. A cockroach jumped out and I began screaming at Erbe to kill the pest. He just kept staring at it and asking me how he was going to kill the damn thing. I ended up killing the cockroach. Okay, I'm sorry to all those who believed that I should have just kissed it and let it go, but it was disgusting. So, hell, sorry but I had to freaking murder it.

Erbe's hesitation, however, prompted me to tease him "again" about being gay...

Take One


Take Two


So, what do you think? Yeah, GUILTY!!! Laughing 1

Sep 18, 2008

A View of the Naga City Civic Parade

Ang masasabi ko lang --
Kung ma-majorette ka, duwang bulan pa lang kang masabihan ka.
Pwerte na dapat pag-bleach mo tuhod mo.
Ta nangsupog ng gayo kung maitom-itom ang tuhod mo tapos igot-igot kang magpalak-palak sa centro! hehe

Paige the Dyosa

It's glaringly obvious that my daughter is watching too much television.
She doesn't answer to her name any longer.
She only answers when she's called Dyosa (goddess).

Hot Wheels sa Naga


90210 (2.0)

Ok. I know the show has been receiving bad feedbacks, but I'm hooked.
Really, really hooked.
And I'm really excited that they're seemingly going to bring Dylan back!
OMG. Bring Dylan Back Please!!!

Sep 16, 2008

Charice Duet with Celine Dion at Madison Square Garden

I got this video from pinkrosebud22 from YouTube. Thanks!

Wandering Sleepless Thoughts

Mood: sleepy.
I haven't slept yet. It's already 7 am. I'm about to hit the sack.

I've just read about the Lehman Brothers. sad.sad.sad. I once transcribed a Quarterly Earnings Conference Call of the Lehman Brothers, so it's kind of shocking that they have gone bankrupt. From that call, they were seemingly doing so well. I was really impressed.

Anyway, I spent 4 hours just watching Whatthebuck Show. Needless to say, I think I woke up Erbe too many times with my giggling. I love this guy. It's not surprising that his show is the number one show in YouTube.

Read this somewhere -- "If I'd be in deeper shit, it could ruin your life. And I don't like that."
Somehow, this line made my day. Really effing good line, huh?

Sep 11, 2008

At the Bridge

Across our house, you will find a really tall and long bridge. Across the bridge, you will find a mall. It's really quite convenient. At the back of our house, you will find hectares of farmland. So, you could say, we have the best of both worlds. I love going for a walk before sunset or at dusk. This evening, Erbe and I decided to go out for dinner.

Rowel and the Banana

This is a video of my cousin, Rowel, attempting to show his boxing skills and failing quite miserably. :)

Hey lady, you lady, cursing at your life

This hits home hard.

I've Never Been To Me
( Charlene )

Hey lady, you lady, cursing at your life
You're a discontented mother and a regimented wife
I've no doubt you dream about the things you'll never do
But, I wish someone had talked to me
Like I wanna talk to you.....

Oh, I've been to Georgia and California and anywhere I could run
I took the hand of a preacher man and we made love in the sun
But I ran out of places and friendly faces because I had to be free
I've been to paradise but I've never been to me

Please lady, please lady, don't just walk away
'Cause I have this need to tell you why I'm all alone today
I can see so much of me still living in your eyes
Won't you share a part of a weary heart that has lived million lies....

Oh, I've been to Niece and the Isle of Greece while I've sipped champagne on a yacht
I've moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed 'em what I've got
I've been undressed by kings and I've seen some things that a woman ain't supposed to see
I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me

Hey, you know what paradise is?
It's a lie, a fantasy we create about people and places as we'd like them to be
But you know what truth is?
It's that little baby you're holding, it's that man you fought with this morning
The same one you're going to make love with tonight
That's truth, that's love......

Sometimes I've been to crying for unborn children that might have made me complete
But I took the sweet life, I never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet
I've spent my life exploring the subtle whoring that costs too much to be free
Hey lady......
I've been to paradise, (I've been to paradise)
But I've never been to me

(I've been to Georgia and California, and anywhere I could run)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to Neice and the isle of Greece while I've sipped champagne on a yacht)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to cryin' for unborn children that might have made me complete)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to Georgia and California, and anywhere I could run)
I've been to paradise, never been to me

Sep 10, 2008

Good Morning Paige

I'd Renew My Vows in a Heartbeat

If I could do something right now, I'd marry my husband again.
Another elaborate wedding.
Another set of rings.
I'd once again speak my wedding vows
and he'd say his.

I passed the test though.
It was overwhelming, but I passed.
One down, two more to go.
These tests -- they just remind me of what I have and how lucky I am to be married to a man as wonderful as he.

cryptic, huh?
Shy Whistler

Sep 7, 2008

Digitel One -- I Hate It!

For the last 3 days, my internet connection has been sporadic. It is irritating the hell out of me. Actually, I am far from being merely irritated. I am pissed.
This has never happened to me before when I was using Bayantel. I couldn't even call the freakin' useless Digitel One Hotline because the phone has no dial tone.
I am transferring to Bayantel next week.
I shouldn't have transferred to Digitel in the first place.
It sucks!

Sep 1, 2008

Fun at the Corner

I went out earlier this afternoon to visit my sister's optometrist and to eat lunch. I noticed that the evidences of the city's preparation for the coming Pe├▒afrancia Fiesta is already obvious. So, I took some shots along the way. I was just using my cellphone cam so they're not that spectacular.

These two pics are my favorite --

While waiting for Erbe, I took random pictures. Chong Nestor, the guy in the pic, noticed that I was taking pictures. I told him that I intend to place the pictures online. He liked the idea and he asked if I could take his picture.

Now, the two women were cheering him on. They didn't know that I already took their pictures. So, I told them. They were quite embarrassed. They were concerned about how they'd look like. Chong Nestor insisted though that I place the pictures online. He pointed on the woman on the left and told me, "Ini biuda na. Hanapan mong 'kano."*

It took a while for Erbe to get the meds, so I hang out with them. Joking around. It was fun.

*She's a widow Find her an American.

A Walk around Naga City