Saturday, March 31, 2007

Five(5) Natural Emotions - Love

Suggested Reading: Grief ,Anger, Envy, and Fear.

Credits/Ideas: CWG, and Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross, Wikipedia

I saved the best for last!

LOVE.

The BEST NATURAL EMOTION WE HAVE.

When you were allowed to express and receive it, without conditions or limitations, without embarrasement or inhibition, it does not REQUIRE anything more. When as a child you were made to believe that having love is not okay, that to express it is wrong - you will have a very difficult time dealing with love when you grow up.

Yet LOVE which has been conditioned, limited, controlled, manipulated, and withheld becomes unnatural. Love repressed becomes possesiveness a very unnatural emotion.

Love is meant to be UNLIMITED, FREE and ETERNAL. True love means no "obligations" for it is always FREE... an obligation cannot exist in the space of love. See to it, that your decision of love is not a PROMISE made once but as a CHOICE made over and over... and resentment will never come.

Love should be UNCONDITIONAL.

This would mean loving everyone regardless of what they believe in, regardless of what they do. You give love freely.... no-matter-what.
If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater. - Author Unknown

You do not forsake and ignore someone because he/she have wronged you.... When you say "I LOVE YOU", fret not if you will not hear it back. And if you hear it back, DO NOT WORRY THAT YOU WOULD LOSE IT.

When you TRULY LOVE.... it is FOREVER. It never goes away... nor does it fades... you simply LOVE. Love is the energy that allows us to EXPAND, to OPEN UP, to SHARE, to CARE, and to HEAL.

This UNCONDITIONAL LOVE understands.... This UNCONDITIONAL LOVE conquers everything.

This love recognizes the beauty of everything.. This is the natural expression and response we have that REQUIRES NOTHING and DOES NOT EXPECT ANY OUTCOME.

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. - Buddha

But remember before you can love the people around you... you must learn to LOVE YOURSELF. Because, how can you say you love other people if you do not even love yourself ? It is like helping someone who does not want to be help himself/herself in the first place anyway.

Love yourself... then love other people unconditionally. :)
It is not how much you do, but how much Love you put into the doing that matters. - Mother Teresa
Do things with love. Cook with love, clean with love, and serve with love.

LOVING is the HIGHEST VALUE. :)

If you do everything with love..... you would overlook all the imperfections and ugliness... instead you would see the perfection and beauty of everything.

and I will let all the great people talk about love.....

If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds
of flowers can bloom and grow.


- Dr. Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross, Late Author of On Death and Dying

As you continue to send out love, the energy returns to you in a regenerating spiral... As love accumulates, it keeps your system in balance and harmony. Love is the tool, and more love is the end product. - Sara Paddison, Hidden Power of the Heart

Our true identity is to love without fear and insecurity. Our higher potential finds us when we set our course in that direction. The power of love and compassion transforms insecurity. - Doc Childre

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much perfoms much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. -Vincent Van Gogh

I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame of that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our connection to God and to each other. - Elizabeth Kubler Ross


Much has been said about LOVE already.... and of course we all have different experiences and HAVE SOOO MUCH to share about this. (even me.. I have soo much in my mind and heart that I want to impart but then... I guess not now.)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Five(5) Natural Emotions - Fear

Please read the previous Grief , Anger and Envy posts.

Next up is Fear.

Credits/Ideas: CWG and Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross

Fear is a natural emotion. All babies are born with only two fears: one, is the fear of falling, and the other one is the fear of loud noises.

The rest of the fears are LEARNED responses from ENVIRONMENT or taught by parents (like the fear of ghosts and etc... )

The purpose of this "natural fear" is to give us CAUTION. Caution in whatever we are doing. That whatever we do there are consequences. This is the practice of "caution". This a tool that helps keep our body alive.

Fear is a defensive advantage. Fear serves like a motivation to escape to safety.

Just like the other three emotions I have so far mentioned, kids who were not allowed to express what they fear would have a hard time dealing with it. Kids who were allowed to express their fears will have a healthy outlook towards fear.

We all need fear because it gets our adrenaline going... but too much fear paralyzes us like a rabbit caught in a car's headlights.

"Fear protects us from danger. If people do not feel fear, they are a danger to themselves" - Ritva Laaksonen, a neuropsychologist and psychotherapist at the KL Institute, a psychotherapy training centre

Fear that is continually repressed and is excessive becomes PANIC.. and panic is a very unnatural emotion.

Panic have caused other people to kill other people. Wars have started because of this. Decisions have been made because of this. Nations have fallen as well because of Panic.

The solution for excessive fear is to keep your mind busy with what has to be done and not to what might happen.

BE REMINDED: That too much fear is not good, and living in fear would not help you live the life the way you want it to be. Fear is just this instant or innate reaction we have that advices and reminds us to be cautious in our actions and be aware with it's consequences.

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. ~Mary Manin Morrissey
Never allow your fear to grow bigger. It blocks everything, and might motivate you to take actions that would harm you. :)

Quotes about Fear:

Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety. ~Henry H. Tweedy

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. ~Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. ~Aeschylus

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Five(5) Natural Emotions - Envy

Suggested reading: Grief and Anger
You read the title right. Envy is the third natural emotion.

Credits/Ideas: CWG, and Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross, Wikipedia

Oh puhleaseee... read everything in context.

Natural envy is the feeling of desire to have something that someone has. This is when you desire to be like someone, or have something that a certain person has. This is like a five-year-old kid wishing he could ride the bike like his brother could or a teenager wanting to drive a car.

This is the natural emotion that makes you want to do it again; to try harder; to continue striving until you get what you want. It is very healthy to be envious, and it is just natural. It is human nature.

Just like grief and anger when you are taught as a child that it is ok to be envious in a healthy way, and you were allowed to express it, in your adult life, it is easy to move quickly from envy and you will have a healthy attitude towards it. But, if you were taught as a child that envy is not okay, and it is wrong to experience or express it, you will have a hard time dealing with envy when you grow old.

I know, while reading this you might be thinking... "What? Envy ? A natural emotion?". "It is just right to express it? and then teach the children to be envious?"

According to Schoeck from his book Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour: "Envy is not wholly negative."

It is what drives us to do more, and it is just like admiring what others have achieved and wanting to achieve it yourself as well.

Basically, we all do feel envious about something one way or another. Show me a person who never wished to have something the other person has. Have you ever wished to be just like the actor/actress you do so admire? Have you ever wished to do something what other people have done like bungee jumping or go sky diving ?

Too much ENVY and ENVY repressed would lead to JEALOUSY. Jealousy is a veryyyy UNNATURAL emotion.

People have killed other people (like lovers in conflict) because of jealousy. Wars have started (just like Helen of Troy) because of this.

I think Envy is one of the 7 deadly sins in the Catholic tradition.

But, I hope you don't get me wrong here.. what I am talking about is the positive side of "envy". The "enough" envy that would drive you to where you want to be, but not the excess which would lead to jealousy. ( It's all too tricky, and I guess I can't express it wholly to you just here) I am talking about the envy that leads you or motivates you to be a better person and not cause other people harm. I hope we are clear on that.

Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed. - Bertrand Russell


21 comments from haloscan:

hi. thanks for the comment on "murder,she wrote."

nope, it isn't a book. but if i were to be given a chance, i'll make an ebook out of my entries, then later publish it on paper. that'd be all on mr. lisondra's wonderful artistic layouts.

the title is same with a particular tv series from the time i was born til.. er.. forgot.

hehe.

nwei, thanks again.

still on hiatus lately. and nostalgic as well, my Ryan's with me kc. hehe. chege.


Gravatar haha I think sis u're in the mood to post the 7 sins heehee.. maganda yan sis, nakaka inspired mga post you.. sobra.. d pa pala kita nalilink, so if you don't mind, I will link you.. mwah!


Gravatar oh yes,envy,a natural emotion...though i dont teach my children to be envios too much..maliit na bagay,yes,ok lang yun..gaya nang "kainggit ang buhok nya","ganda ng height nya",at least may compliment sa ibang tao,pero pag malaking bagay na,esp financially status,theirs or others,makakarinig na sila ng critic sa akin.

at ayokong nag ku compare sila sa iba..


Gravatar Ate Ghee: Yup...too much envy leads to jealousy... and un ung di maganda...


Gravatar this is a good post striving to have wat others has would be good. envying? yes but remember too much is not good. and it will always leads to jealousy. eerrr...then it will make them do soemthing that is not good! admiring and desiring watever others has would be a good sign for us to have the determination of getting wat we wanted. again, not too much!
hmm..basta i get it. i just cant really tell how.hehe!

take care always..mwahugs


Gravatar True, true!

Oh Tina. You're such a wise woman. I feel better. (I think) Hehe.

And I thank God we're friends.


Gravatar wow. inspirational talk.

Yea. i guess theres also a positve side of envy.

very well said.
i love your posts.

dropping by sis.


Gravatar ggrrrr nabura ang first comment ko anyhow ganda ate ng post mo, nakakarelate ang mga nagbabasa.. and tama ung sa envy and jealousy... minsan kasi nararanasan ko din yan.. ingat ka lagi ate.. have a great week!


Gravatar tina i envy you kasi laging may matutunan sa mga post mo. dahil inexplain mo naman kung ano ibig mo sabihin sa envy, muhang di naman talaga pareo dun sa envy na tinutukoy ng church.


Gravatar nice read.. oo nga naman.. i didnt realize that envy is the third natural emotion.. that got me into thinking also.. Im not the jealous type but maybe unknowingly I am.. hehe


Gravatar Wow sis your post is really inspiring.I agree. . Ako din envy ako sa tao. I agree na ang envy nagdadala sa atin sa tagumpay.

Thanks for this.


Gravatar Never thought about envy that way!


Gravatar Envy and jealousy can be taken into positively. Very nice insights!


Gravatar aww.. i really like this entry of yours.i certainly agree with this. anyway, thanks for asharing this with us,. take care!


Gravatar You're right jealousy is the green eyed monster, but envy is a natural emotion, that a mature individual should have good control over.

Happy belated Birthday to your Mom! She and Nermal have almost the same day hehe


Gravatar hay nako.i hate this feeling. i feel this and it sucks.. huhu


Gravatar A little envy is healthy, but when taken too far it becomes dangerous. Baka pumatay pa ng tao dahil sa inggit. Ay sus.


Gravatar everything that we feel is normal... they just turn bad in excess.


Gravatar i see so talagang natural lng na mainggit ?? sabagay it is also one of the reasons why yung ibang tao sbrang nagpupursue sa dreams nila dahil may kinaiinggitan cla and gus2 nila matulad dun.... pwede rin po bang baliktad nauuna yung jealousy bago yung envy???


Gravatar inggitera pa naman ako.. nyahahha.. pero sa tingin ko healthy pa naman yung sakin.. hehhehe..


Gravatar I always tell that to my kids, instead of being envious to anybody or for anything, gawin na lang nila itong inspiration .

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Five(5) Natural Emotions - Anger

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Before you read this: Read the 1st Grief.

The second(2nd) natural emotion is - Anger.

Yes, anger is a natural emotion.

Anger does not have to be abusive, and it should never be damaging to one another. This is a natural response whenever you do not like something, like reading articles that you find about racism or someone being abused. It is when you feel upset about someone to whom you felt you've been wronged.

When as a child you have been taught to express anger, when you grow up you experience a very healthy attitude towards anger and then you move through your anger very quickly.

When as a child you have been taught that it is wrong to be angry, it is not okay - it is wrong to express it, and you should not even experience it - when you grow up you will have a difficult time to move from your anger.

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words. -Dr. Joyce Brothers.

Anger that is continually repressed becomes RAGE. Rage is an unnatural emotion.
People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. ~Will Rogers
Because of rage many people have killed other people, many people brought about damage to other people and wars have started because of this.

Credits/Ideas: CWG, and Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross, Wikipedia

There are actually different levels of anger.

The level or type of anger I'm talking about is the one that you express right out that you are angry and then get over it quickly. This type of anger does not last long. This anger I'm talking about is the natural emotion you feel, the instant response you have over something you do not like.
He who angers you conquers you. ~Elizabeth Kenny
It's also different when you are "being angry over someone for so long" or resentment. Like whenever you see that person you suddenly have the urge to "harm" or even wish him/her "harm". Now, that's not natural. It just seems like that person has control over you.

Just want to make it clear that there are certain levels of anger. One type or level of anger that you feel instantly and then get over it quickly by expressing it without doing any harm to another person. Another anger is the one that boils deep inside causing you or might cause you to harm another person and thus harm and bring about a very unnatural feeling which might lead to rage.

What should I do?

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten. -Buddha


Go express what you feel in a good way. Remember, you can always approach anger in two different ways. Anger has two sides. One, with the negative approach and the other the positive approach.

Other approaches to anger by prominent people:
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. ~Jacqueline Schiff

When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. - Epictetus

If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens when we hug each other. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

Never ever hold a grudge or resent anyone for too long. It is not healthy.

For children (what do I know? ha? Im not a parent but I'm basing it on experience and... basically in the views of a "child" because I was "child" once.)

  • Ask your child how he/she feels.
  • If the child says she is mad or angry about something or someone, don't tell him/her it is wrong to feel angry. Just tell him/her it's ok to be angry.... but not to the point of hurting other people.
  • If the child punched another child because of his/her anger maybe it is better to explain to a child that it's ok to be angry but you must never ever hurt other people in the process. Of course, in a very nice way. Kids listen. I don't think scolding works when you are trying to explain something to a child.
  • A child listen to "sweet-nice-talks".
These are just my views. I know in your experience you have other "good ways" in handling anger and it might be very great to share them as well. :)

Here are some quotes about anger, rage and resentment from prominent people that might be of help and be of use to you:

Get mad, then get over it. ~Colin Powell

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. ~Albert Einstein

Sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel. ~Author Unknown

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~Buddha

Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins. ~Neil Kinnock

He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not - Anonymous.

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world. - William Shenstone.

Let us not look back in anger, not forward in fear, but around awareness. - James Thurber.



Thursday, March 22, 2007

Five(5) Natural Emotions - Grief

Before, everything else I would like to greet Tay Ernie a Happy Birthday! :)

Anyway, I will share to you the works of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross who teaches people about the five natural emotions.

Despite the countless emotions going around that made us feel this-way-and-that-way, there are only 5 which are natural.

I will share to you the first and then the next day would be the second and so on and so on.

Grief is a natural emotion. This is the very part of us that allows us to say goodbye whenever we don't want to say goodbye. This is a very natural response to death, separation or loss of a beloved one or a thing.

When one is allowed to express one's grief, one gets rid of it very quickly. Those children who were allowed to cry over losing a toy or being separated from a parent, or those children who were allowed to be sad whenever they feel sad they will feel very healthy about sadness when they grow up, and they usually move through sadness very quickly. They "get over" their sadness right away.

On the other hand, if as a child you were always told to "Hush! Don't cry!", "stop crying..." when you grow up you will have a hard time crying as an adult. (I've met a few people who were like this and you can basically tell whether they were allowed or not to express what they feel when they were young.) Those children who were taught not to cry over "small" things and have been told all their life not to cry will have a hard time moving through sadness. So they usually repress their grief.

If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble. ~Moliere

Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength - Ovid


Grief that is continually repressed becomes a chronic depression, a very unnatural emotion.

People have tried to kill themselves(suicide) and have killed other people because of chronic depression.

Credits/Ideas: CWG, and Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross, Wikipedia

What should I do?
Tears are the language of grief - Voltaire

He that conceals his grief finds no remedy in it. - Turkish Proverb.
Never ever repress your feeling over losing someone or something. If you felt a need to cry... go cry. If you need to feel sad... be sad. If that's how you feel at the moment, you express it. You don't need to mask your feelings and hide it from anybody.

They say music therapy is good as well. You might as well try it.

I'm not a doctor or anything of the sort, but I don't believe in using "medicines" such as anti-depressants to be effective. It may be at first but in the long run it would have side-effects.

Basically, we all have to go through sadness "naturally" without the use of medicines that manipulates what you feel as of the moment.

And once, you've poured it all out.... all will be well.

Remember, grief is a natural emotion.

We all experience grief..... and we experience it naturally.... and go through it....

There's a good book about dying and grieving: Good Grief: Making Sense of Death, Dying & Funerals by Mark H. Shearon.

Here are some positive quotes I've gathered about grief....


Grief is itself a medicine. ~William Cowper, Charity

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. ~Author Unknown

There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. ~Author Unknown

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight. ~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943,

Monday, March 19, 2007

Swarmed

The "7oth Araw ng Dabaw" went really well and was practically safe despite the "bomb threats", what with all the 1,500 police and military personnel who were deployed and fielded to various comvergence in Davao City . Surely, it would be another one of those "safe-moments". You would see military/police officials in every corner and certain random check-ups everywhere.

The City Parade was pretty much eventful. The organizers made it like a diorama, they wanted to ensure that the Davaoenos would be educated of the Davao's rich history as well as entertained.

The weather was great(compared to last year's rainy parade), it was gloomy at first but the sky brightened up by 9am.

Since, we are nearing the election .... the organizers have warned that the parade and the rest of the highlights of the Araw ng Dabaw 2007 celebration would not be open for the politicians to campaign.

"What are you really driving at Tina? Enough ad-libs already."


But despite the warning, the festivity was swarmed with politicians and politician-wanna-be's like R.G. who actually wore his campaign red and blue shirt that shouts G_ _ _ . Just fill in the blanks. It was soooo obviousssss!!!! Really. And, there were politicians who never attended previous Davao festivals but they were there just to be seen. Sheeeeeshhhh. -_-

I'm sure Mayor Duterte was not pleased when they showed up. But, he was actually fair when he was interviewed.



"I cannot prevent anybody from greeting us, from greeting the people of Davao City," he said. "This is a free country and this is not an exclusive exercise for the city where we can bar anybody from joining the stage."



But... but... it was sooo obvious. They were there for the campaign... to show-off their faces. They had their own personal agendas as to why they would attend it.

Soo... to the next city who will have their own celebrations/festivals before the elections be prepared for a politician's smiling i-wanna-lure-you-into-voting-me face.

and isn't it quite fitting that my Quote for the Day in my sidebar is:

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. -Charles de Gaulle


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Davao Blogger's Party 1

We made history!

That's what they said last night when we attended the first ever Davao Blogger's Party. It was the first blogger's party organized outside Metro Manila.

When Jona and I arrived at NetFront Cafe (it's the newest internet cafe/coffee shop in the city), we saw Avy, Pearl, Red and Ced outside. It took us a couple of minutes before actually deciding to go inside. You see, we were the "shy bunch". Nyahaha. Anyway, we mustered up the courage... actually it was Red who went inside first.

Before, we went inside we got the chance to finally meet up with Bam. Hellooo Bam! It was soo nice meeting you there and finally hearing you chatter. :P Legendary, it's what Avy would call it. Really. Really. Nice meeting you there. Thanks for helping us out at the Google-lympics.

We met Mr.Blogie, Mr. Dominique, Mr. Jun , Ria and a whole lot more. People from Bisaya Bloggers were there as well. Most of them are aquainted with each other, already and most of them are a friendly bunch.

What I enjoyed most were the presentations, because I learned a lot. It was actually worth the blogger's time because they gave out tips about how to make maney just by blogging and more.

Mr. Blogie presented the DavaoBlogs. Ms. Aileen Apolo the Google Representative of Philippines was there and everyone got the chance to ask her about "Google Adsense/Adwords". She talked about Web Marketing. Mr. Abe from Yugatech, presented the Blogging Best Practices and Ms. Janette Toral of Digital Filipino, presented the Digital Filipino Club.

So, you see aside from the "socializing" and the "getting-to-know-you's" we were there to learn from each other as well. It was a fun night, although I was sooo silent most of the time. Hehe.

Before they ended the party we had the "Google-lympics" which actually took up most of the time but gave others, those who did not participate the chance to be aquainted with each other.

Bam and Mr. Dominique of VillageIdiotSavant won the most-wanted shirt from Google, while Pearl and I both got the Stiks and Stones game from Google.

I'm sorry no pictures. I'm soo lola, forgetting the camera. Rawr. Anyway, I'll be scouring other blogs for the pictures they will upload. Hehe. :)

Credit: the picture with the bloggers was from Mr. Dominique.

All in all it was a great night! :)

Friday, March 16, 2007

Araw ng Dabaw (Davao) 2007

Thanks for all the "Get well" wishes. I'm fine, better than last Saturday. Hehe. Maybe my body just want me to rest. Hehe.

Oh and by the way it's Bryan's Birthday!!! Happy Birthday Bryan! Thank you din sa mga comments and sa pagbisita! (Tindi Birthday mo... kasabay mo ang Birthday ng Davao. Hehe)
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I was browsing some news headline about a certain website that the PNP in Davao had. Soooo, me and my curiosity checked it out, it's at http://www.davaocitypolice.com.

If you are a Davao resident who wants to report a crime or provide the authorities with information but wants to stay anonymous you can simply log on to the site and fill out the online citizen complaint form.

Aside from that the directory for the different police station in Davao can be seen, along with the operating units of Davao City Police Office, the gallery of the most wanted people in the Philippines, and the most wanted of Davao as well, some crime prevention tips, police news and other information involving DCPO.

The site could also be very much vulnerable to pranks. DCPO Superintendent Jaime Morante warned the pranksters, that if they are caught filing false information to the police they will be exposed and charged criminally just like what Mayor Rodrigo Duterte did to 911 prank callers.

Related Story: 1000 bounty for 911 Prank Callers

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One of the most awaited events here in Davao is "Araw ng Dabaw". It is more like Kadayawan, although Kadayawan is much more festive compared to this celebration. I actually forgot it's Araw ng Dabaw.

Schedule of Activites March 8-12,2007 and March 13-25, 2007

No classes today because of the City Parade held every year....

There are lots of trade fairs, party, music festivals, in store for everyone citywide.

And of course it is just quite fitting that the Davao's Bloggers Party would then be held this month (actually it is tomorrow).


The Davao Bloggers Party #1 is the first time that blog writers, enthusiasts, newbies and even pro-bloggers in Davao will get together and party! The Davao Blogspace currently hosts more than 30 blog feeds, but surely there are more out there, and this is what Party #1 is all about. It’s a shout-out to the world that there is an active, thriving community of bloggers in our beloved hometown.


For additional information: Davao Blogs

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Exile

I am in exile using mom's laptop and not my pc. Our(means me and my sister's because we share a room) room is being fixed because some rawr-mites munched on my cabinet and my sister's as well, and so my uncle would have to do the make-over.

Meaning, I won't be online as much as I want too... and besides since saturday I wasn't feeling that good... but I am getting better. :P

Anyway, Enjoy the rest of the week guys!! :P

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Alphabet Tag

Tagged by Miss Bamakulit. Hahaha. :P Which is pretty ok cause I don;t have anything to share as of now... cause I'm not that feeling well.. but I'm better. Ayy ang gulo. -_-

A - Available/Single? - No answer
B - Best Friend? -Chaya and Dwinny :)
C - Cake or Pie? - Cakeeee.
D - Drink Of Choice? - Vanilla Ice Cream Shake, Durian Shake, Coffee Shake. Shake Shake Shake. Fresh Carrot Juice.
E - Essential Item You Use Everyday? - Bag, Phone, Notebook, Cologne
F - Favorite Colour? - shades of pink, yellow, purple. White. :)
G - Gummy Bears Or Worms? - Gummy Bears.
H - Hometown? - Davao City
I - Indulgence? - Books, Ice Cream, Desserts
J - January Or February? - Of course February! :P
K - Kids & Their Names? - eh? None :P
L - Life Is Incomplete Without? - Death. They coexist.
M - Marriage date? - Nada.
N - Number Of Siblings? - 2. One sister named Darlene and One brother named Paolo
O - Oranges Or Apples? - Apples. Hehe. Apples are red.. ayy an apple a day is 365 apples a year.
P - Phobias/Fears? - uhm snakes. eekiee.
Q - Favorite Quote? - "Life is meant to be abundant"
R - Reason to Smile? - Babies. Seeing other people smiling "genuinely". Hearing other people "laugh". Nature. Sky. Clouds. Stars. Rainbows, Butterflies, Dolphins, Pandas, Koalas... nyahahhaa
S - Season? - Spring. :P If only i could watch the cold winter melt intoooo spring... hehe. :P
T - Tag people? - Eh... ANYONE can do the tag if they are interested. (playing safe.) Hehe.
U - Unknown Fact About Me? - uhmm.. can it stay as an "unknown fact" na lng? I dont wanna spill the bean. Nyahaha.
V - Vegetable you don't like? - Brocolli when it is steamed. Basically, I have to love the veggies.. cause they bring out the best in me. Nyay. Korni.
W - Worst Habit? - Haha. You wouldn't want to know.
X - X-rays You've Had? - Nope. :)
Y - Your Favorite Food? - Pinoy Dishes.. anything edible and that suits my taste buds. :P
Z - Zodiac Sign? - Aquarius.

Hard Landing Book Review at Espresso Break WP.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Movies and Chips

It's supposed to be a marathon but then they arrived kinda late and I guess last night most of them had A LONG NIGHT so we watched only 2 movies. Renel, June, Avy, Kath, Jesel and I watched One Missed Call 3 and The Covenant. Screaming our heads off with the scary/funny-movie. Scary and funny is what happens when a movie attempts to be scary and your friends would laugh it all off making jokes and a lil scream here and there when the phone rings with a message that says "Death excemption by forwarding". And as usual like all Japanese horror movies it's confusing and you'd know all about why-this-why-that in the end (but it's still confusing).

Nothing would beat the movie "The Eye Infinity". We were expecting it would be scary but it was funny in a good way. Nyahaha. Really. You better watch it... but don't expect it will be that good but for me at that time it was funny... and whenever I remember it, it makes me laugh and I'd share to all the people around me why.

Movie Reviews will be up at Espresso Break WP.

I don't know why some of you can't see my post but if ever one day you can't view it just refresh it maybe it did not load or something.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Mountains to Climb and Rivers to Cross

There comes a moment in everyone's life...
There comes a moment in time...
When you come to a river you just have to cross...
Or a mountain you just have to climb.
(song from B.P.'s Attitude series)

There really comes a time for happiness and so for dark days. One cannot experience happiness without having to experience a time for sadness. Whatever it is there will be dark days for the light to shine through... and we all need to go through it in order to appreciate the joy, peace, and the light. There are mountains to climb and rivers to cross... the process is hard but with all that's happening.... glory would be fleeting in the end.
"Have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. Even in your darkest moment, you usually can find something to laugh about if you try hard enough." - Red Skelton, Comedian


There are some experiences that brings us to some places where we do not want to be and we just have to remember its all part of the process. We all have our shares of disappointments, sadness, and you name it.

There are things that are unsettling, questions unanswered. In every why.. there is an answer.. we just need to look around... see the signs. There are things that don't work... there are signs that tells you why it doesn't.

There are actions we took that brings us to results that we do not want.... but we must endure it for we caused it. We do not need to blame... we just need to be responsible. We all need to accept everything and be responsible and from there start to live life the way we want it.

Things happen for a reason.... and ALL THINGS work together for GOOD even if what you see are all bad and there seems to be no hope. Don't let your candle flicker and go out in these moments of darkness.... but let it shine..

Along the way there are people who stayed and accepted us for who we are despite all the flaws.. they see the perfection. We must not fail to recognize, cherish, appreciate for what they contributed and shared.

Today, Im thanking one of them..one of the "kindered spirits" of my life... you know who you are. :) You are special, great as well as treasured. Thanks for everything.

And in every lifelong journey.. let us cherish the good times and never forget them.... never ignore the bad times(but never dwell on it)... learn from our actions.... and make the rest of our lives wonderful as we want it to be.

it is not good to hate all the roses because you got scratched with one thorn.
to give up on your dreams because one didn't came true to give up on your efforts because one of them failed.
to condemn all your friends because one betrayed you
to not believe in love because something did not work out..
to throw away all chances to be happy because you didn't succeed on the first
attempt.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Not another TEN movie.

Tagged by Patty and Pam.

(This tag took about 3 days)

I revealed my 5 secrets (that ended up in 6) and then my 15 amazing facts daw... and this time 10 strange/weird habits...

RULES:
“Each player of this game starts off with ten weird things or habits or little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged must write in a blog of their own ten weird things or habits or little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you must choose six people to be tagged and list their names. No tagbacks!”

ano baaa? ano baa ang strange sa akin ?

Weird Reading Habits

  1. Whenever I am reading a novel I usually have 3 notebooks beside me, a pocket dictionary/thesaurus(which comes in handy when I'm reading classic books) and a pen. One notebook are for the words/places/things that I just encountered while reading the book along with their meanings. Second notebook are for the sayings I like and it usually includes what book it came from, and who said who. Third notebook are for the funny/sarcastic lines, and conversations.
  2. I have two big dictionaries which I started to read from A to Z before. Then I found notebooks... lots of them here at home. Which gave me an idea to segregate the interesting people, mythological characters, Bible characters, foreign languages, characters of Shakespeare's plays, Arthurian legend characters and many more into different notebooks writing them down one by one... but I did not get to finish it....
  3. If I share a story(from a book I've read) to someone and then someone happened to be eavesdropping people would think it's a movie.
  4. I love to read about Science and History before. I've read the 21 or 22 books of Childcraft and another series(just like Childcraft) i forgot but its all about Science.. from cover to cover when I was a lil girl maybe that's where Ive started to crave for books..
  5. This is not a habit but it's a fact: Once, my mom threatened to burn all my SV books cause I read too much love/spy stories and not those business books she had. Nyahaha. (But now, mom is pretty much cool with it. In fact she would surprise me with a few books Ive been ranting about like when she bought me the Da Vinci Code, and Memoirs of a Geisha to stop me from babbling about it.. nyahaha)
  6. I have a notebook full of TRIVIAs and FACTS.

  7. I'm running out of Weird Reading Habitss sooo.....here are my random "weird" habits.

  8. Whenever I watch 24, I pause/stop it once in awhile to write all their conversations.
  9. I can't sleep with only one pillow. I need two or more. But two can be just fine.
  10. I use the blanket but I leave my feet in open air... unless I'm scared.
  11. I don't wear make-up. But I have a couple of make-up that were given to me and that my mom trades it for bag or shoes. Nyahaha. Actually at the picture below you would see the lipsticks my mom wanted to have.. nyahahaha
Anyway, got four boxes from my aunt (who is a silent reader of my blog by the way) in California.... and this was what I got from her..


Thank YOU!! I love the two bags specially the green one.. so trendy. Mom eyed it twice nyahaha and Darlene too.. I will let her use it as well.. cause I think she really likes it. :) Thanks for the book. :P

Updated: The Charm School at Espresso Break WP

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Kami kasi eh Narda

The video was created last Summer 06 at Samal.

Features: Red, Bordz, Boogie and guy2 (forgot the names but i'll edit this when I remember) with special appearance of Renel



Song: Narda by Kamikazee
Video: Narda by Kami kasi eh.

Cant thing of anything to post. Laugh all you want guys. hehe.