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.

Apr 29, 2009

Mt Isarog's Hot Springs? Hydro? Whatever!

I just got up. I was able to sleep for 5 hours and now, I'm up again - to work as usual. Before that 5 hours of sleep, I was up for 24 hours straight. I couldn't sleep because Erbe's family invited us to go swimming. We hit Isarog's hot springs today. I forgot what it's called. I think people refer to it as "Hydro." Anyway, we had a blast. I was not really happy with the water though. I didn't like the water's temperature. It was either too hot or too cold for me. Here's the video of the place now. I promise my sister, I'd upload this, so she'd see how it looks now. It has been ages since she last went there.

video

Apr 28, 2009

A PostSecret moment.




A Piece of Advice





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I Swear!


I made a resolution - and I am going to stick with it.
Some things - or people - are not worth the hassle
or the trouble
or the emotional investment
because some things - or people - are not worth anything.
AT ALL.
The world will be better off without them.
So there.



Anyway, I have to share Bimbo's post. It's a riot and I am going to write a good repartee. I mean, girls are easy to understand - it's actually them boys who can really drive girls nuts.

On an even lighter note, Jericho Rosales will be coming here on May 1. Okay, I know I should shoot myself now but I always had this thing for that blasted actor. Erbe was asking me to ask for a day off on May 1 (in case you're wondering, I don't have a day off), so we could go to Lagonoy for the fiesta, but I was hesitant -- still am - because that would mean I'd have more work when we get back. Anyway, I was making a bargain and I said, I'd go if we'd go to SM on May 1 to see Jericho Rosales. He cringes at the thought that he too would have to brave the crowd just to see Jericho Rosales. He thinks its a fairly stupid bargain. I think a lot of people would agree with him. Well, you can sue me. I'm just glad though that I have the kind of husband who'd do that for me. Well, he doesn't like it, but he'll do it because it'll make me happy. :)




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Apr 27, 2009

Mamboboso

Okay, I know it's bad but I couldn't help it. It was a "blogging picture".

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Favorite time of the day:

Early morning when the sun hasn't come up yet but there's already light
and
Early evening when darkness hasn't settled yet but the sun is done for the day.


What I feel:


Contemplative.
Peaceful.
Wondrous.
Lonely.
Wistful.
Hopeful.

Happy.
Thankful.
Blessed.
Really, really blessed.













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The Dancing Attorney

We attended this party earlier and I took a video of the paper dance game (Erbe and Paige were on the game), but after I saw it, I didn't like how it came out. It was very noisy. Anyway, it's in YouTube. I uploaded it just the same just so I can save Paige's videos. There was this part though of the video that I really like. I happened to catch this one attorney dancing. And damn, he's a really great dancer! Never mind his 30-ish or 40-ish age.

I forgot his name but he was an Ateneo professor, so Tinay, you might know him. He also run for government office last election - I think. I am not sure. Jinx, you probably know him too. Anyway, I think he's going to sue my ass if he happens to see this.

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Apr 26, 2009

Twitter Mania

I am so over Friendster. Seriously, after Facebook, I seem to have developed an addiction for Twitter. You really have to check it out Tinapay. I know you're struggling with Facebook, but at least you have an account. Jinx, you really have to dump FS and go for FB.

Anyways, I have installed a Twitter toolbar and Twitter Fox add-on just so I can get updated Tweets. I am following Oprah, Ellen and yeah, the Kutcher spouses. It's weird to actually read their posts and know where they are. I just wish people would take up Twitter, so I can follow people that I do know.

My twitter profile - Tweet!

Apr 25, 2009

WHY MEN DON'T WRITE ADVICE COLUMNS

I saw this email from Erbe's inbox. Okay, I snooped. There! Are you happy? Well, anyway, this one was from my friend -- MY friend. Okay, I know that does not excuse me. Still.

Well, are you going to read or not?!

Here it is! Enjoy!

WHY MEN DON'T WRITE ADVICE COLUMNS

Dear Robert,

I hope you can help me here. The other day, I set off for work leaving
my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn't driven more
than 5 miles down the road when the engine conked out and the car
shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband's help.
When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom
with the neighbors' daughter. I'm 32, my husband is 34, and the
neighbors' daughter is 22. We have been married for ten years.

When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they had been
having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I'd
leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he
has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very
much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become
increasingly distant. He won't go to counseling and I'm afraid I can't
get through to him any more.

Can you please help?

Sincerely, Sheila


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Dear Sheila:

A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused b y a
variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no
debris in the fuel line. If it's clear, check the vacuum pipes and
hoses on the intake manifold and also check all grounding wires. If
none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel
pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors.

I hope this helps.

Robert

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Ranting

I am.
really, really furious.
frustrated. so goddamn frustrated.
I am so angry I can't stop crying.
God, I want to punch somebody so bad right now.




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Apr 22, 2009

Paige















Paige















Happy Birthday Lex!

I wrote this post a year ago about my friends, one who gave birth to her little girl and another who lost her husband -- all in the same day. I went through an emotional ringer that day - crying one minute and then rejoicing the next. Anyway, it was Lex 1st birthday yesterday. This was the vid taken after everyone left - and we remained. Of course. duh. :)
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Nightmares and Black Butterfly

5:25 a.m. I was up an hour earlier. I couldn't work yesterday because I hadn't slept for almost 48 hours and I was having migraines. I planned to sleep the whole morning but I was having nightmares of Trina Etong. Seriously, I was. It's weird.

I think I've mentioned this before. One of the blessings of having Erbe sleeping beside me is that I can easily scoot over his side for comfort every time I have nightmares. It's a far cry from having to call him up to tell him about my nightmare when we were still dating. Embraces and kisses, however, weren't enough to treat me of my Etong nightmares, so I decide to just wake up and work.

Anyway, I went downstairs an hour ago to get a cup of coffee. A really, really huge black butterfly came in from the kitchen door. Creepy, I know.

I'll leave this at that creepy note.




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Apr 21, 2009

Chicken and Etong by the Professional Heckler

Hilarious! He's an effing genius. He has really the best blog in the country!
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

and although I know this may seem insensitive, it's still freaking hilarious!!!



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Veronice Decides to Die (Yes, Yet Again!)

Have you ever wondered why people wear neckties when they hate wearing them? Ties are like shackles that seemingly bind people to the banal routines that everyday living seems to require.

Have you ever wondered how it is like to run around naked without caring what other people might think? Sussette once told me that she'd rather go insane than commit suicide. I found it rather curious. She said, "I wouldn't even care what people would think. After all, I'd be insane."

Have you ever come across a book that really -- and I mean really -- made you think outside the box?
Have you ever read a book that made you reconsider your beliefs and rethink right and wrong?
I can never express how much this book touched me. It made me think -- really, really think, that perhaps it's not the "insane" who are unlucky or unfortunate -- perhaps, it is us.

Because.


We don't have the capacity to run around naked - and not care.

Of course, you can say a lot and dish out your own arguments. Perhaps, my statements will offend those who are suffering from any form of mental illnesses. But don't take me for a presumptuous fool because I know what I am saying. I can never presume to know that I know better and that what I am saying is right. All I am saying is that I know how it is. I have seen the ends of pendulum. I have seen the edge. I am just so glad that this book made me rethink things and see them differently -- otherwise, I would be so scared.

Sorry for being so cryptic. Some people who knows our story, however, would understand.

Anyway, there is a movie of it now and I can't wait to see if Sarah Michelle Gellar gave justice to Veronica Decides to Die. Well, Paulo Coelho said she did and he's the freakin' author - so, let's see.






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1:21 AM

Everyone is asleep. As usual, I'm awake. I'm working while downloading Erbe's workload tomorrow.

I am feeling melancholic.

I guess, everyone feels this way sometimes. I am missing a lot of people. Earlier, I received a text from one of my law buddies. This one though is like a younger brother to me; although, we're of the same age. He is going through a tough time right now. The problem with me is that I tend to get too emotionally involved. I worry a lot. I am the type who gets involved -- oftentimes, I meddle; although I have learned to restrain myself from doing that now. Anyway, I am going to visit his girlfriend tomorrow and bring her vitamins and Anmum. I really hope he'd find a job a.s.a.p. Is there anyone out there who can give a job to a law school graduate?

Anyway, as I said, his text messages triggered the melancholy. Times have certainly changed.

I wonder --
how's Settie doing? I text and call her but we don't have time for hours of philosophical discussions like we used to have when I'd sleep over at her house.
how's Gui doing? I miss her - a lot these days.
how's Rarye doing? I wonder how's the Navy treating him.
how's my Cori and my baby sis doing?
how bessie celebrated her birthday?
Also, I wonder what time did J said he'll leave for Singapore?

I miss them.
*sigh*

melancholy.





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