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 31, 2009

Let's Give 'Em Something to Talk About!

Have your parents ever caught you drinking?

Do you love the last boy/girl you were talking to?
Absolutely. 'Til death do us part, right ba?

Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
Over and over again. :)

What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Playing a pc game. I'm almost finished with it. It's a time management game. Similar to Diner Dash.

Honestly, who was the last person to tell you that they love you?
Paige. She's a sweetie pie. :)

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
Cheryl. "Che, July 18 daa ang kasal ni Mia."

Did you have an exciting last weekend?
No. it was heartbreaking.

What do you spend most of your money on?
Ukay. Great bargains! Right, Tinapay?

Where were you at 1AM Sunday morning?
At home. working.

Ever kissed someone over 30?
Yes!!! Erbe's 34.

Is there a secret you've never told your parents?
Lots. lots. lots. :)

Have you ever dyed your hair?
I'm toying with the idea. I'm going to do it this summer. :)

Who is someone you wish you could fix things with?

Are you an emotional person?

What's something that can always make you feel better?
Erbe's hugs.

Do you still have pictures of you & your ex?
Which ex? lolz. Yes, X, I do. :)

Are you a cuddler?
Pretty much.

Will this weekend be a good one?
No. An emotional one.

Are you a kissable person?
Define kissable.

Has someone ever spread a nasty rumor about you?
Yes. so, so many times.

What is your relationship status?
Happily married.

What do you think of love?
It's a commitment.

Do you still talk to any of your ex's?
Just one. He's a good friend.

If you had to eat 1 thing for the rest of your life, what?

How do you feel about abortions?
Aside from incest, rape and serious medical conditions, I think that women who choose abortions are a bunch of cowards.

Describe your bestfriend?
Which one?
Tin - Strong.
Che - Fun.
Nette - Tough.
Sette - Genius.
Bessie - Kindest person in the planet and gorgeous to boot.
Marlon - Sensitive
Kris - best sister.
Erbe - my solace

How late did you stay up last night and why?
I slept at 4 in the morning. I worked and played a pc game

What's the connection between you and the last person you texted?
Bestfriends since grade 2.

Have you ever kissed someone whose name started with an J?
Ah, yes. (Damn. This is an interesting question for someone I know who reads this blog. I'd love to know her answer. )

Would you do a sex tape with you in it for 3 million dollars?
No. Eww. It's like asking if I'd have sex for $3,000,000.

Have you ever loved someone so much that it hurt?
Three times.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
No. Real love comes after the storm.

Have you ever requested a song on the radio?
Yes, my friend's a dj.

Do you miss anyone?
Right now, my sister and my niece. I miss Cori's smell.

How many different people of the opposite sex have you cried over?
4. B, J, R and Erbe.

Last movie you watched?
Sound of Music.

When was the last time you talked to your most recent ex?
September 2007. Bar Exams.

Have you ever been around someone who was high?
Yes. Bobet. *sigh Back in his stupid days.

Last thing you purchased?
Pair of flip flops. Mama took mine.

Are you a jealous person?
Kinda. :)

What are your outlooks on gay/bisexual relationships?
Gays should be allowed to get married.

Three feelings at the moment?
Sleepy. Worried. Happy.

What made you mad recently?
Abu Sayyaf and their effing stupidity.

What do you usually do first in the morning?
Open the computer. Yes, it's the first thing and then I'd go downstairs and do my thing.

Are you usually the heart breaker or the heart broken?

Do you believe that what comes around goes around?
Yes. I believe the asshole who hurt my friend will get what he deserves.

Who was the last person you were mad at?

What do you miss?
"Me Days."

Do you give out second chances too easily?
*sigh. Yes.

Who was your first kiss?
jpb. hehe

Did you forgive the person who hurt you the most?
I'm married to him!

Can your friends count on you?
I think so.

Why did you cry last?
Because Izzie is so sick. (Grey's Anatomy.)

Who’s always on your mind?
"Haaay...dai ko pa tapos trabaho ko."

Have you ever broken a heart? Did you feel bad?
Yes. No.

Do you keep a journal that only you should ever read?
Yes. :)

Is their anyone that you care more about than youself?
My family.

What do you miss about your past?
Greater opportunities.

Think of a random person, and give them a message here, no names:
I hope you die you asshole!!!

Tinay, you gotta do this! I want to know the answers. :)

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A sad, sad afternoon.

While going to my friend's house last Sunday, I took this video. It was a very sad afternoon and so I wanted to make a record of it. It was fitting though - the news that I received once I reached my friend's house was devastating.

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Face to Face with Jollibee, My Nemesis

When I said I hated mascots, I meant it.

I used to take every opportunity to kick Jollibee every time I see him.
Yes, I shoved and kicked him.

One time, I was crossing the street when Jollibee who was then dancing in front of the joint approached me and my companion to do his thing - wave, dance and jump around. Vastly irritated, I shoved the effing mascot and kicked his leg. :)

Seriously, that's how much I hated mascots. (No, this is not because I had a deprived childhood. Au contraire, I loved Susy and Geno. Remember Jinx? They used to go to St. Joseph School.)

Anyway, one time, I attended this party and there was this guy who kept looking and glancing
. You would have thought that I had an avid fan, but no. His expression was far from being admiring. His expression showed amusement and irritation. He seemed disconcerted as well. Curious, I asked around for the guy's identity, thinking that I knew him somewhere, but I received the most unexpected answer.

Pipo said, "Si ___ (forgot the name) yan. Sia baga si Jollibee!*"


Anyway, I approached him and apologized for kicking him -- for the many times I kicked him (I had the penchant for kicking his leg.) *sigh.

Talk about uncomfortable moments.

Anyway, I don't know if he is still the guy under the costume, but I sure as hell
love tolerate Jollibee now. Paige, like every other kid in this country, loves the mascot. So, what my Paige loves, I love tolerate as well.

*That's ___, That's Jollibee!

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The Nanny Tales

Over the past two years, we have had 35 nannies for Paige. yes, 35. Just this past three months alone, we had 3! I don't remember their names. I don't even remember their faces, but I sure as hell remember the weird characters.

First, there was Annie. She's the one who would repeatedly slapped Paige every time my daughter irritates her. She sure tested my tendencies to kill and I passed with flying colors. That one was in-love with one of our drivers. She's the one who would take a bath three times a day and these times correspond to the hours the driver would drop by the house.

Then there was the nanny who kept crying. She cried all the time. ALL.THE.TIME. The minute she wakes up in the morning, she'd start crying until she sleeps at night. She sure hell pushed my buttons.

Then there was the nanny who stayed for two days. I was so irritated with her that I literally dragged her ass out of the house. At that time, my sister had already left for UK and so my mother decided to let her stay in my sister's room. That one was weird. She regarded the room as her own. She took my sister's pictures out of the frames and placed her own pictures with her effing boyfriend! My sister's phone also came quite handy for her. She kept calling people. We'd find her lying down at 9 o'clock in the morning when she should be working!

I can't even remember the rest.

The worst though was Jocelyn who just left.

She wants to come back but my mom dislikes her immensely. To prevent anyone else from her barrio to take her place here, she keeps telling everyone how allegedly bad the condition here is. She actually tells people that Erbe and my father walk around the house in their briefs (yes, briefs!) all day!!! I know that seems funny, but I was so effing mad I wanted to bloody scalp her head. If I was furious, you can just imagine my father's The King of Porn and Erbe's The Prince of Porn reactions.


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Mar 30, 2009


While talking to a friend, she dropped two sentences that I have heard before in my life. These are the most hurtful things the person you love can possibly say to you -

"It's unfair to you if I stay with you when I am no longer happy with you."

"Grabe ka naman mag-padangat. Nakakasuya na."

Yeah? well sorry, you jerk!!!

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Life is so Effing Unfair

Yesterday, while talking to a friend who lost her babies and her husband all at the same time, I was humbled by her strength and affected by her grief. We talked for hours. We talked the whole night through. At the end of the long night, nothing has changed. She is still in pain. She still lost the love of her life life and her twins. Her only fault was that she loved too much. It's so unfair. Life can be so effing unfair! Yes, Tinay, you know her. :(

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8:55 A.M.

I haven't slept yet. I stayed up all night comforting a friend. I just got back home. Love -- it's not in shades of black and white. It has its shades of gray. It's really never easy to let go. I just wish that this time, it would be easy for my friend. Holding on is not worth it at all.

I have so much to say, but I am just quite overwhelmed right now. I am pissed off as well. It's that time of the month again when I should start praying...please, please, please God.

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Mar 29, 2009

This What Sucks!

Here we go again!!!
Silence. Silence. Silence.
I hate wondering and waiting.
I hate asking, "Should I? Do I? Must I?"

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Mar 28, 2009

Running Thoughts

I had a great day. I spent the afternoon flying a kite and giggling with kids. That's a great day, right? Yes, it is!

But now, I'm beat but I still have to work. I have several more chef bios and websites to edit to write. But there are some things that I have to write here first.

First, I'm glad to know that Robert Pattinson takes a bath and the rumor is wrong. Gosh. I can imagine Tinay's glee with that news. She likely gave out a big satisfied snort. So, did you? :)

Second, I gave a satisfied snort myself when I read that Perez Hilton is not writing his blog and that he has 3 writers actually blogging for him.

Third. I need to write that I hate the fact that Erbe is a lousy liar. He can't lie to save his life. It's actually pathetic! It's a great thing because he can't lie to me. It's a different story, however, when I asked him to lie and he couldn't! Do I know that I'm getting this all wrong? Do I know that I should be ashamed of myself? Well, yeah. So? :)

Fourth. I need to write about KFC's Meltz? Have you tried it? You should!!!

Fifth. I am missing a lot of people. I miss YOU.

There. I'm done.

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Water Guns

Sometimes,I just need to upload a video just so I can keep it for Paige. :)
This is one of those videos.

Kite Flying Afternoon

These kids -- they made my day.
It was nice to be around innocence, warmth and laughter.
Although I always get that from Paige, it's another matter when I am surrounded by more than 10 kids. I get higher doses of innocence and laughter. :)

Mar 27, 2009


Got these stuffs from eBay.
You gotta have eBay in your life!

Erbe's Pathetic Kite

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Our House Almost Got Burned

I'm still shaking.
I need to write this.

12:30 a.m.
I heard shouting. I ignored it though. I heard Paige crying. I heard panicky voices.
I heard screaming. I continued working.
I was so engrossed with work. There was smoke in our room, but I ignored it. There's always smoke in our room. It's right above the dirty kitchen, so we cannot avoid the smoke when someone is cooking downstairs.
However, the screaming and shouting finally registered on me.
It was our neighbor who was shouting that our kitchen was on fire.
Erbe and I ran outside and saw Paige by the stairs. I grabbed her and then we went downstairs. People were going out of their rooms with this panicked look in their faces. My father was shouting at us, telling everyone to get more water.

The fire was touching the dirty kitchen's roof.

Another bucket thrown.
The fire grew even more.
And another bucket
and another bucket
and another bucket
I kept telling everyone to help.
Curiously, almost everyone was in shock. Later on, my mother said that she was thinking of what she will have to grab.

And another bucket

And another bucket

Until finally, they said the fire is all cleared.

Everyone was shaken.
My mother was silent for a while.
She was so still. It took her a while to regain her composure.

I was so scared.
am afraid of fire.
And I was living my nightmare.
Not believing that everything is okay, I spent half an hour throwing more and more water on the wall and the roof.
I still am afraid.
I am still shaken.
My heart is still pounding and I still have this pain in my stomach.

But still, I cannot stop repeating three words over and over again, "Thank you, God. Thank you, God. Thank you, God."

You see, our immediate neighbors were all asleep.
One neighbor though "happened to glance and notice" the fire.
She was four houses away.
It was like an angel made her look.

Thank you, God.
Thank you, God.
Thank you, God.

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Mar 24, 2009

Halo-Halo: Gusto Mo?

It's summer again. It's halo-halo time. But will you enjoy your halo-halo if you buy it from this store?

I do!!!
Disgusting, I know

Just Sharing

Isn't it a cutie?
It's our new phone. :)

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