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.

Dec 25, 2008

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xmas 2008

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Dec 24, 2008

This is Why I Love that Bridge

Dec 21, 2008

Rats -- I Hate Them!

Cute little bugger, right?


Rats - they're disgusting. Period. This is probably why I was not able to fully appreciate the Ratatouille movie. The thought of a rat handling my food -- just disgusting. The most icky part of the movie was that scene where hundreds of little rats were all over the kitchen, cooking. ew.ew.ew.

I am supposed to be asleep, but earlier at 2 in the morning, the lamp shade fell and then this was followed by Erbe's horrified scream. Apparently, a huge rat walked on his face. Ew.ew.ew.

Now, I can't sleep -- I'm obsessing over that blasted rat. I had Erbe scoured for him all over the room, but we couldn't find the little bugger. Oh, well. I have to get one of our six cats to look for that disgusting creature. Yes, we have s-i-x cats. The mother cat just keep popping them out. My mother used to dispose of cats, but after she accidentally committed cat genocide, she has ceased disposing of cats. She just tolerates them. Unfortunately, all of them are USELESS! They just go around ignoring the huge farm rats. I can't blame them -- the rats are so huge you can liken them to cows.☺ I won't mess with cows if I were a little itty bitty cat.

Anyway, enough about cats, rats, and cows.

I am still obsessed over Twilight -- nothing has changed with regard to that, except now, I keep seeing Quentin Tarantino's face every time I look at Robert Pattinson and I have Tinay to thank for that. Hmp.

It's like with Shane West. I loved the movie a Walk to Remember, but Erbe ruined that for me as well. He told me Shane West looks like Vhong Navarro. O.K. I can't very well go gaga over a Vhong Navarro look alike, right? Geeze.

I'm going back to work now. Signing off!

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Dec 17, 2008

P___ ina! I am Not Sorry by Mar Roxas

P___ ina! (SOB) …Patayin ang Gloria-forever Cha-cha na ito!” [Let’s kill this Gloria-forever Charter change!], opposition Sen. Mar Roxas shouted at last Friday’s rally in Makati City to denounce moves by MalacaƱang allies to revise the Constitution through a constituent assembly.

This has been quite controversial.

Should he be sorry? Well, perhaps, he could have chosen a better word. But I think it was just apt. It expressed how I feel -- perhaps, what you feel as well. It expressed the rage that everyone suffering from the Dwarf's gluttonous regime is feeling. So, no, I don't think he should be sorry.

Apparently, he feels the same --

A Privilege Speech on last Friday’s Anti-Cha-Cha rally
Delivered on December 16, 2008, Tuesday
Session Hall, Senate of the Philippines

Mr. President, may I take a moment of the chamber’s time to rise on a matter of personal privilege.

Marami nang nasabi mula nang magsalita ako noong rally noong Biyernes. Maraming nabigla sa bugso ng emosyon. May mga nailang o nagalit. May mga nagsasabing mali ang sinabi ko. Binanatan ako ng Malakanyang. Ginamit nila ang kanilang propaganda machine laban sa akin.

Una: gaya noong Biyernes, magsasalita ako nang deretsahan ngayon: I AM NOT SORRY. I am not sorry for speaking my mind and telling the truth as I see it to be. I am not sorry for expressing my real feelings and my rage in behalf of the people whom I love.

Ikalawa: Marami nang nagbigay ng opinyon sa kung paano dapat ako nagsalita o umasal. Irerespeto ko sila. They are entitled to their opinion, and I respect it. Sana, irespeto rin nila ako, at ang pinaglalaban ko. Hindi ako plastik. I AM NOT SORRY.

Ikatlo: Bakit ako magso-sorry? Kung mag-sorry ako, para na ring nag-sorry tayong mga biktima ng korapsyon, tulad ng mga magsasakang ninakawan ng fertilizer. Para na ring nag-sorry ang bawat Pilipino na gutom na walang trabaho, na wala nang makitang pag-asa dito sa ating bansa. Para na ring nag-sorry ang mga Pilipino, na ang tunay na damdamin lamang ay katulad ng sinabi ko.

Ikaapat: Hindi ito tungkol sa salita lamang. Alin ba ang mas nakakailang: ang masakit na salita, o ang masamang gawa? Ang diretsong katotohanan o ang baluktot na kasinungalingan? Ang maruming bibig o ang marungis na kamay at konsensiya?

What are the real issues?

This government has systematically ravaged our political and economic life.
This government has twisted our institutions to suit its self-serving interests.
This government has torn apart our nation.

Ikalima, at huli: Hindi ko gustong makasakit sa damdamin ng kapwa sa sinabi ko noong Biyernes. Tinukoy ko lang ang tunay na kalagayan ng bansa. Nagpakatotoo lamang ako, at nasa katotohanan ang kaligtasan at kalayaan ng ating bayan. Nasa katotohanan ang pag-asa.

Para sa mga desperado nating kababayan, tatlo lang ang puwede nilang gawin.

Magmukmok, manahimik, at umiyak sa isang tabi.

Umalis, maghanap ng pag-asa sa ibang bansa.

Mamundok. Mag-armas at lumaban.

Ayaw nating mangyari ang mga ito. We do not want our people to suffer in silence, nor to have to leave their families, nor have to take up arms. Kailangan nating kapitan ang katotohanan. Kailangan nating ihiyaw ito. We must shout out the truth so that we can be free. We must break the apathy and the paralysis. Our outrage will move us forward. I must speak of the people’s anguish.

Sabi nga ni Ka Amado Hernandez, isang pambansang alagad ng sining:

Kung wala mang maglalamay sa gabi ng pagbabangon
Lumuha ka nang lumuha’t ang laya mo’y nakaburol

Kasama ng taumbayan, I say: I AM NOT SORRY.

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Dec 13, 2008

Cha-cha ni Juana Change

Great satire.
I agree.

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Obsessed with Edward Cullen

I've become so obsessed with Twilight, the series, and Robert Pattinson. I have read the book -- yeah, all of them!

I have even read the Midnight Sun Draft.

I have watched the movie so many times over the last three days. I have it in my cellphone. I am obsessed. It's not with Robert Pattison per se -- it's Edward Cullen! He's the freaking culprit and because Rob Pattinson was able to pull off Edward so beautifully, I have become obsessed with him as well.

Anyway, here is the link to the books.

Currently Listening to: Let Me Sign by Rob Pattinson

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Dec 9, 2008

Twilight Review

I have just finished watching Twilight.
It had my insides twisting! It's the kind of movie you would want to watch over and over again.
I found myself holding my breath and then just giving in to these huge sighs.
It's incredible. You really have to see it.
I LOVE it!
And yes, it has to have a sequel.
I fell in love with Edward Cullen.
He's my kind of vampire. I'd gladly have him bite my neck to eternal kingdom come. And Rob Pattinson played him beautifully.
Well, anyway, if you want to see it, click here.

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Dec 8, 2008


Can't blog.
Really, really busy.
Erbe's nanay passed away. :(
Paige is sick.
Swamped with work.
I'm okay though.

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Dec 4, 2008


TIRED so tired of writing about humidifiers, air purifiers and slow cookers.

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