Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Last Days of Summer

Mom promised us to watch Pirates of the Carribean 3: At World's End and so we did last Saturday (May 26). Review @ Espresso Break.

May 27 - A summer won't be complete if one does not head to the beach even just once. And so, we asked our parents to at least treat us for a beach outing. We went to a very known resort in Samal Island which is Paradise Island. It was crowded and I figured it was because of the cars parked in Davao plus it is a Sunday. Their boat ride improved. They already have an announcement in English probably designed for tourists. ( Starvation Heights(the book), Buko Juice and Kiamoy!)

One thing I like there was their food and of course the cottages they have for you to sleep on and read a good book. Davao sure seems like a small place, I met high school classmates and a couple of familiar faces. We weren't able to get a cottage to stay overnight because it was fully-booked which was O.K. and it kinda forced me to go take a dip (because I don't usually swim like I do when I was a kid. I only go to beaches to read and eat. Muwahaha. adik talaga). It was nice that I decided to swim (never mind the tan!) because I got to feed big fishes! Wooohoo. They have this place where you can feed and swim at the same time..

Oh and by the way, I would like to greet Chaya dear a Happy Birthday. She is in Kenya now and we rarely get our hi's and hello's nowadays. Happy Birthday!!! Missss youuu!

from L-R: Ate Kai, Me, Abigail, Yehyeh and Darlene

The next day(Monday, May 28), Yehyeh invited us over at her place for her slumber party. She invited us ever since the start of summer, either it gets canceled or something comes up making one unable to come. We watched 3 movies, The Illusionist, and to my horror Saw II and Arahan. It took us a long time to start our movie-watching because we were so busy slicing up the cake and laughing over a couple of things.

Yesterday(May 29), we left Yehyeh's place and headed home by 3pm.

I was asked to attend a seminar called "Survival Rate for Stage 4 and Terminal Cancer Patients Using U.S. FDA Approved Alternative Therapies" hosted by PCAM (Philippine College for the Advancement in Medicine and IIPA (International Iridology Practitioners Association) which I am part of.

Our lecturer Professor Xu Kecheng M.D. came from China and leads a hospital named Fudo Cancer Hospital at Guangzhou. Mostly, people who go there from different parts of the world are people who were rejected by other doctors. Amazingly, Professor Xu's Fuda hospital obtains a 70% long-time survival rate for Stage 4 and terminal cancer patients. In fact, one of his patients is a prominent Filipino with a liver cancer and he is not telling his name which is O.K.

The hospital gives you a choice whether you would want to undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy or not. Most doctors would suggest you to undergo chemo for there are no other choice they say and basically I don't think chemo is healthy and I would not recommend other people to do it. The survival rate of Chemo is low and people who went under it usually survives for 4 months *(depends on the stage and the will to live)*.

I like Fudo's concept which is: "Appreciate Life and Never Give Up". They never give up on their patients and they always try hard to give them treatment. Their method is a mix of High Technology and Traditional Chinese Medicine which is pretty good. They believe in integration.

So, what are their treatments? Their main treatment is Cryosurgery. Yes, it is surgery still but it is a NON-invasive treatment. They simply freeze the tumor and take it out. They have other treatments as well like Photodynamic Therapy and Immuno Therapy.

Fuda is well staffed with 40 MD's and 60 nurses. Of the doctors, 37 are trained in Western medicine and 3 in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Fuda has 80 PRIVATE rooms with 2 beds each, one for the patient and the other for a companion (the bed for the companion, they say is much more comfortable than the patient). It has 100 wards with 150 beds. Fuda is in Guangzhou, very near Manila which only takes 2 hours to reach there.

Basically, Fuda only treats patients with tumor. They don't treat leukemia, since it is entirely different and they can't use cryosurgery for it. For leukemia patients, I suggest you go to a CERTIFIED alternative doctor with a western medicine background and make sure you research them o.k.?

I like the comment of Professor Xu and his translator Miss Lao (yes, he needs a translator which kinda makes the lecture a bit boring...) of Davao. "I think Davao is a nice place and when we were walking I feel safe, the police do their jobs." Was it a sign he is coming back to Davao ? Hehe.

NOTE: Attend Professor Xu's seminar for more information, if one is available over there.

For Cebu City: June 2, 5:30 to 9:30pm. Registration: 100Php. Free for PCAM members. at Cebu Country Club, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City.

For health BUFFS out there, I can inform you of upcoming seminars if you want just give me a message and your contact number. (Specially people from Davao, I get updated once in awhile here.) :)

Enjoy the last days of Summerrr!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Riding the Train

I've seen this train in a couple of blogs already... and I just got the chance today to post it. Got added by Kuya Eli. So.. I might as well jump in and ride... this train...Here we goo.. Chu chu chu... *ay ang korni*

~Start Copying Here~

Alexa Redirect Train by Carl Ocab.


Put anything you like above this list – Chit Chat, talkies, introduce what this is. Something like that.

Start copying on the “~Start Copying Here~” and copy all the things listed without removing the links. (Of course, the train would be no use without those links.)

Move all the sites labeled “Newcomers” to the list labeled “Oldies.”

Add 5 sites that you want to include in the train and make their link like this: then invite them to join the train.

Visit all the listed sites! (That’s not much work! Remember, if you plant good seeds they will also grow good) and look at your high Alexa ranking next week!




Female Gamer
Garry Conn
Pinoy Seminars
Cafe Romanza
Blog About Money Online
Manila Mom
How to earn money online?
Quasi Fictional
Make Money Blogging!
Make Money Online 2.0
Nate Whitehill
Grow your Writing Business
Gary Lee
Smart Wealthy Rich
Make Money Online with a 13-year Old
Erik Karey: Internet Entrepreneur
Hate The Grind
Earn Money Blogging
Ate Ghee
Mousey Ju

~End Copying Here~

Friday, May 25, 2007



Gratitude Quotes I like:

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have. - Ralph Marston

"Count your blessings name them one by one... count your blessing see what God has done. Count your blessings.. name them one by one.. Count your blessings see what God has done."

I think the best prayer in this world are those that are full of thanks. I make it a point at night to give thanks to everyone around me... for little things that makes me smile... for everything before I go to sleep.

[Tagged by Shari ]

Remembering the song... I guess it is time to count my blessings... ehmm...

  • ME - I thank God for me. For giving me a(nother) chance to be in another/this part of the world... letting me experience things I want to experience... letting me enjoy everything that comes along my way. For... being a part of this wonderful era. The golden age of wisdom, peace(within so far...) and prosperity.... Yes, this is the day! Woohoo *oops*
  • Family - for being with my family all throughout this journey discovering and remembering together hand in hand... who we really are..
  • Spiritual Family - for keeping us in balance. For the enlightening company.. for the warmth... the happiness.... the realizations... the gatherings... the CULTURE and for preparing "US" the NEXT GENERATION.
  • Friends - my friends... be it from childhood up until now. For understanding me as ME. for sharing yourselves to me as well... For being like little specimens I'm trying to discover each and every day.. Joke.
  • Enemies - Oops not those homicidal enemies... Just those uhmm little grudges unsettled.. Haha. Actually only one from high school. And uhmm the tatlong pogi who are always looking for trouble along with their wives. Thank you for giving me a chance to grow as a person... and overcoming you... please understand in everything that you do 3 pogi's you can't in any way affect me anymore like you do before. =)
  • Nature - Until now.. I can't help but be amazed of Nature. Thank you for the lessons... that you impart in a very unique way. I learn a lot about life whenever I gaze at one part of you (be it from the ants to the butterflies to the greatest mountain up to the sky).
  • Health/Body/Healing Methods - I know this is part of nature... but I want to separate this. I used to be a sickly kid, I am always rushed to the hospital every other week (be it from dengue, colds, fever). But, ever since the world of alternative healing opened up for us... I've never been to the hospital (unless for visits) for 14 years now. I realized our body was designed to LIVE forever, and I am still amazed at how our body was created.... how intelligent it is... and how it is THE BEST DOCTOR in the whole wide world. That no medicine can heal you.. except your body alone. Thank you for my health and for giving me the wisdom to take care of my body wisely (although, I've abused it most of the time, but IM TRYING HARD to balance it out..).
  • Philippines - Thank you for letting me live in this part of the world. To be part of a culture I have come to love(only positive ones). Thank you for giving us Pinoys the humor in the face of danger and hard times. Thank you for making me live in one of Nature's haven I have called my home in this mortal life...
  • The Word/Wisdom - In the beginning was THE WORD.... thank you for your word.
  • TRUTH - thank you for letting me know the difference between REALITY and TRUTH... and whatever happens in this realm I would always remember the TRUTH that always sets me FREE from the chains of this world.
  • CHOICE/WILL- Thank you for giving us the power to exercise our will through choices. Thank you for showing me YOUR will... and that I have every right to follow it or not... but I have chosen to follow yours... even if it requires a lot of worldly sacrifices....
  • EVERYTHING - (ang daya everything ano?) just EVERYTHING. the perfections and imperfections..... the things that comprises the WHO I AM. Life and death, hot and the cold... you name it. I have come to enjoy and thank everything that comes along my way be it good or bad. Every circumstance brings about different opportunities and it is up to me what side of the coin I choose to focus.
  • YOU - and of course YOU! Anyone reading this. Thank you for giving me a chance to share all these things to you... THANK YOU. :)
I guess that's about it.

Anyone saw the PBB episode last night? Muwahaha Pretty funny punishment they have.
As punishment for having leftovers:
The girls were cooking helplessly at a SMALL clay pot the old fashioned way. And then they were asked to eat at a small plate, spoon and fork and a shot glass for their water. It was really a funny scene specially for the boys. Haha. If only you saw Toni's hosting which added more humor. Hayyy... funny funny.


Anyway.. just for laughs [ to know you are reading this, haha. kidding ]

Bodie used to be a cast from Ang TV and Big Brother asked them to add "Esmyuskee" whenever they start to talk...and end their sentence with a "Ngeh".

Which is really hilarious.... [ that episode sure is fun.. I hope I catch it again on YouTube ]

and wouldn't it be fun to try it out here? [ I know it's a bit lame but.... we can afford to be lame once in a while di ba? ]

and sa mga PBB haters you are Esmyuskeed. Hehe. :)

Example Comment: "Esmyuskee Tina.. I really blah blah blah and at the end... Nge."

Sige na. Thank you. Nge.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Disciplinary Action

I grew up with discipline by my side. Both parents are strict... but it is my mom who does not spare the rod.

I grew up with different kinds of punishment when I was young.

  1. Luhod(Kneel)- "Kneeling down with your hands raised sidewards". What could be worse with this punishment was under your knees you either choose to place uncooked rice, monggo beans or rock salt. Tough.
  2. Lashes - My mom would ask how old am I and that would be the number of lashes.
  3. Face the Wall - This one is pretty modern and easy... you would learn how to talk to the wall as well.
Anyway... you can't punish a child without explaining why he or she was punished. Those kind of punishment would make the child rebel if YOU DID NOT EXPLAIN IT WELL. These disciplines are better if it is BALANCED. { Of course, we have different parents... and each of those differences makes them special } My parents raised me up with a healthy attitude towards discipline.

This one serves as as childhood memory for me. It's part of my growing up. I can say the disciplines you get from your parents are the "easy way" of learning your lessons. In life, whenever you do something.. the Law of Cause and Effect would strike you. In every effect there is a cause. In everything that you do, you must be aware of the consequences and you cannot blame anybody for what is happening into your life because you.. only you.. have caused it one way or another.

When I was in High School the punishment of kneeling down was still around, no more lashes and facing the wall *bye bye wall* but adding to it was being "Grounded".

Grounded - from going out of the house for two weeks or more. No social activities etcetera etcetera.

I suddenly feel like I'm Jessica from Sweet Valley getting grounded and not attending so-called important events of my high school life. *rolls my eyes* Which is kinda ok... at least I have someone I know who gets grounded too! Muwahaha. Jessica... I understand how you feel girl!

I also got grounded and had my cellphone confiscated from me numerous times for

  1. having our phone bill reach to 2,000 + for how many months. { I was calling a friend named Ellen.. who transferred out-of-town, and since I'm close to her I usually call her through her cellphone for how many hours. I was pretty ignorant back then because I did not know the charge would be high for landline to cellular phone calls. Sorrryyyy }
  2. Watching movies on the big screen without asking permission. Trouble is, if I ask permission my mom won't allow me still :( I did it only twice... getting caught the second time and never watched a movie with friends without permission.
And... that's not all. I did not say.. when I would have my cellphone back right? Well, to make it a little bit harder my mom made me memorize the whole book of Proverbs {31 chapters}. Until I memorize it I won't have my phone back. That's not easy. I was studying, and pretty much teeny weeny focused in school. I usually recover my phone after 6 months.

6 months after.... the second confiscation? I wasn't interested in cellphones anymore. And that's a PLUS because I won't have to worry about cellphone loads right?

My mom also made me try the D.A.

Ever heard of it ? Hehe.

It is called "disciplinary action". Kind of redundant... but it goes like this

EVERYBODY in the house WOULD NOT TALK TO YOU sort of like giving you the silent treatment until a certain period of time.

But of course my mom made it easier for me. I cannot talk to HER only until I finish the book she wants me to read... and that was Rich Dad Poor Dad.

Anyhow... why am I talking about discipline? Because......

My brother and sister just got grounded from T.V. and the computer until they memorize the whole book of proverbs and reading 20 books + a book report.

Tough huh?

But... they are smarter. They have chosen those 46paged books of biographies of different scientists. Tsk. Tsk. Naughty kids. Mom can't do anything about it since... she did not say how thick or how many pages the book should be for their report.

Share your memories of being disciplined as well.... :)

[ edit: Thanks Pam! for the gift! ]

Monday, May 21, 2007


Got this tag from L.A.

I always think of MUSIC as the soundtrack of my life. And this tag sure looks like fun. Although... I would've preferred to choose my own soundtrack... Hehe.. :)

1. Open your library (iTunes, Media Player, iPod, Winamp etc.)
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing.
5. When you go to the next question,press the next button.
6. Don’t lie and pretend you’re cool.
7. When you’re finished, tag some other people to do it!

A. Opening credits: Sticks & Stones by Aly & AJ

*Stick & stones wont break my soul. Get out of the way I'm invincible.*

B. Waking up: Pinoy Ako by Orange & Lemons

*Omg. Why this? Everybody knows the lyrics I don't have to place it here... but I like the song alright...*

C. First Day of School: Helena - My Chemical Romance

*Ngeh. Helenaaaa?*

D. Falling in love: When I look into your eyes - Firehouse

*Nyah. perfect ba?*

E. First song: At Your Best (You are Loved) -MYMP

*Hmm.. ok...*

F. Breaking up: Friend - Kaitlyn

*I like this song.... "Dont have to be cool don't have to be smart.. don't need to to know anything all the time, it's alright if youre a little bit out of it. I don't care.. Just wanna be your friend..."

G. Prom: Hallelujah - Paramore

*It's kinda upbeat... the lyrics ok.... and it kinda fits...*

H. Life: What I've been looking for - HSM Soundtrack

*Nice ah..... *

I. Mental breakdown: Savages - Pocahontas Soundtrack

*Muwahaha "Savages Savages barely even humanssss......"*

J. Driving: Screaming Infidelities - Dashboard Confessionals

*Ok... *

K. Flashback: Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'le

*Somewhereeee over the rainbowwww..... way up high..... *

L. Getting back together: Ultimate - Lindsay Lohan

*I like this one! "you're the kind of friend who always bends when I'm broken.. like remember when..."

M. Wedding: The Maze - Harry Potter's Soundtrack.

*kind of eerie...*

N. Birth of a child: The Remedy - Jason Miraz

*Uhmm... ok.. I like this too.. pero birth of a child? Hehe pero pwede na ung "coz you were born in the 4th of July..."*

O. Final battle: Stars - Switchfoot

*Nice song. "Maybe I've been the problem, maybe I'm the one to blame, but even when I turn it off and blame myself, the outcome feels the same..."

P. Death scene: 24 Hours Ago - Cueshe

*Ehh... ok... "I'm lying here and wide awake..." I'm not yet dead dude!

Q. Funeral song: Ugly - Sugababes

*Ngeh... "Coz people are all the same... and we only get judged by what we do.. personality reflects name and if I'm ugly then.. so are you.. so are you" Bleh!

R. End credits: Where are you - Natalie

*Saan na akoooo?


Saw Shrek 3 last night. It was fun. :) Review HERE.


Got this from Shari. I kinda enjoyed it! Go get your own Visual DNA! :)

22 Comments from Haloscan:

I'm first...hehehe.

Buti di ka na nag tag kasi wala ako kahit isa sa mga nasa library mo...hehehe.

Gravatar nice. i love shuffling. kse hndi sunod sunod. haha. rumble rumble. XD ngaks. wla lang. hehe.

Gravatar ang asteeg nung visual dna! gusto ko non! :p

Gravatar Haha, our vice and "that's gross" match! Yay!

Gravatar Natawa ako sa funeral song mo. Lolz.

Gravatar Nyahaha kamusta nmn yung waking up, diba yun yung sinasayaw nila sa umga pag gising? wow bagay na bagay haha

Gravatar What is a "new wave puritan"?
Good job with the tag!

Gravatar I love shuffling songs too, but I find it weird coz, say for example I'm on the "emote mode" due to Heartache songs and then suddenly it would shift to a House/Club Mix kinda song. Hehehe! so much for the Emote Mode.

Gravatar I've added you to my blogroll too! Hope you do the same! Thankies! Keep your entries comin'

Gravatar Ang ganda ng playlist mo ah! meron akong ibang faves dyan sa mga artist.

Gravatar Gross talaga yung ganun sa visual dna mo! hahaha! :D Anyway, buti ka pa napanood mo na yung shrek 3! Haha! :D

Gravatar wow! hehe ang ganda nung tag pro kelangan honest tlaga yung sasagot hehe alam ko yung where are you!! hehehe wala lan ^_^ hehe pro meron ding mga songs na tumugma dun sa question hehehe.... dami na nanuod ng shrek huhu samantalang aku spiderman d ko parin npapanuod may shrek na d ko parin npapanuod huhuhuh

Gravatar before I clicked this comment tab, nakita ko yung dna visual ng isang lalaking maskulado lol oh my, so gross talaga! oily pa katawan niya!

on music: different genre pinapakinghan mo ha, I usually listen to same kind of song, hindi ko pa to na try

shrek, hindi ko binasa ang review mo tina, hindi ko pa napanood, i hope the movie is a blast. Sobrang funny ang 2!

Gravatar ang saya naman nung tag na yun.. hehehe.. somewhere over the rainbow lang ata at pinoy ako at helena ang alam ko dyan.. hehehe..

Gravatar hi tina!

saw shrek last weekend! wow. super cool. really enjoyed it.

thanks for visiting my blog for the past week while i was away. really appreciate it.

Gravatar The tag looks fun. And nice playlist. I'd watched shrek3 to.. Yeah, it was funny!

Gravatar nice one, it's like getting something from a box and you don't know what inside. and LOL at Funeral song!!!

Gravatar wow! the best ang visual DNA.. I really really love it.. salamat tin.. heheh.. kaya pinost ko na rin sa blog ko.. asteeeg...

di ako makarelate sa music.. ang gusto ko makinig lang.. kahit anong kanta.. kaya di ko alam anong title ng mga pinakikinggan ko.. hehhehe

about shrek!!1 hahha.. hanap na lang ako pirated cd nun.. walang movie house/ sinehan dito eh.. hehh.. mahal na rin pamasahe papunta davao..

oops! i love PINOY AKO.. Nyahahahah!

salamat ulit sa paggreet at walang sawang pagcomment sa blog ko..


God bless

Gravatar Hi!
Gr8 blog today, huh?

I love Shrek 3 & Spidey 3! My reviews are just around the corner...

Gravatar Tina,you are merciful, you didn't tag anyone.

That photo of the guy...grooooossss. He he he

Gravatar love that visualdna thing...grosssss yung mga muscles heheh.

Gravatar ganda ng visualDNA mo heheh...

thanks at wala ako sa tag mo heheh...

Friday, May 18, 2007

2 SMRT 4 U

Everyone's hearing about online predators and cyberbullies.. and in the U.S. it is pretty much rampant. I found this site online that gives away advocacy rings to help you remember and be aware of seedy people online.

They offer lots of tips... to help keep yourself safe online. I know it affects most of the US residents only but it helps to at least be aware of what's happening and be more careful everyday. You can also listen and watch to two different testimonies of what they experienced in real life.

I signed up for the advocacy ring they are giving away last month.... and they said it takes 2-3 months to get it because it's overseas.


I'm not a Pinoy Big Brother fan... but I'm beginning to enjoy their tasks and some punishments. Nyahaha. The four(housmates) being punished this week was Nel, Bruce, Saicy, and Bea for doing the "Number 1*" at the garden. They were supposed to balance the "arinola" at their head for the whole day(While eating, urinating.. etc.) then circle the garden twice, and then dance without letting the arinolas fall. Basta, it was sooo funny. Too bad, it's usually aired late at night.

But, I like the Season 2 housemates better compared to the first(di ko kasi napanood ang first). I usually don't care about PBB... but their batch this season was good.. different personalities... meron syempre bad sides... pero... that's part. I like it because they help each other and they have a good bond already. Most of them (the ones left in the house) are good sports naman so far.

Links to their Funny Task: Madam Chaka/Sudoku task,
Number 1* - Urinating
Number 2* - Poo. Hehe.


MyBlogLog Community Outreach

I saw this post over at Culture Shiok and he added me. So, I'll be adding three New Members...

For those who want to join the train, just follow the rules below and set it on a new journey from your own blog! You don't have to be on the list to join.

To get started, here you go:

***Start Copying Here:***

Here are the rules:
1) Write a short introduction about how you found this list and include a link back to that blog.
2) COPY the rules and ENTIRE list below and post it on your blog.
3) Take “My New Community Members” and move them into the “The Original Community Members” list.
4) Find 3 new blogs, join their MyBlogLog Community and add them to the “My New Community Members” section. Remember to also add the “Join the Community” link next to your new blogs. ( Example:
5) Join as a member to each Community listed here by clicking on “Join the Community”. The goal is that all of the new Members listed will join your community, and you should do the same!

The New Community Members:
JaketheMiserable - Join the Community
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The Original Community Members:

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Dirty Politics.

Since when was it clean? Some may have nice motives but a lot would have hidden agendas. I've heard too many things about their so called anomalies, and some may seem exaggerated or it may not be true but still.... all those FAR-FETCHED ideas could be possible.

Our lawyer *tsar* told us we have the right to vote and not to vote. My parents decided not to.. since they can't find anyone suitable for the position... or even if they voted for someone whom they think is fit to be in the seat the possibility of our votes to be manipulated is high. What with some people inside the COMELEC with a neon-light sign on their forehead that says MONEY MONEY MONEY?

But, of course since it would be my first time, I coerced my parents into voting with me and they were a sport. We visited three different schools because the LIST of VOTERS were shuffled. They were transferred here and there. It would then give you an idea if this was a good way to lose and let some of the voters give up after transferring them to different schools to look for their names. But then, I sticked to my "ALL THINGS ARE PURE" thought and my parents finally found our names at the third school. And, surprisingly all the people in our village were to vote in one precinct only. Cool.

Despite, what Shari advised me to fill up the 12 slots....I did not. I only voted for 5 senators. The rest of the slots, I crashed them out. I only voted for people with less "talk" and more "work". Although, whether they really worked for it.. I don't know. As long as they did not say anything AGAINST their OPPOSITION. I did not vote for all those bad-mouthing politicians because they resemble someone I abhor (but learning to love despite of) in our business (that explains our lawyer nyahaha).

Politicians were just invented to talk about LAWS that are not evident to us. They TALK too much.

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. ~Ernest Benn
Let's compare them to scientists. If a scientist conducts an experiment, and it succeeds, they simply show what they've done. They don't need to talk because the results speak for themselves. So scientists are usually quiet types. They don't need to TALK, it is not NECESSARY. If they tried to conduct an experiment and they fail, they have nothing to say.

But, with politicians? Even if they fail, THEY TALK. In fact, the MORE THEY FAIL..... THE MORE THEY TALK... and THE MORE THEY BAD-MOUTH OTHERS to COVER THEIR WRONGDOINGS. I hope they do more SERVING than TALKING and DEBATING. Sheesh.

I would often complain about how things are in the Philippines specially politics and my mom would butt in and say: "Don't mind them. Mind your own business. Help more people and make more money. That's our job."

Sometimes, I would want to be in a politician's position and imagine doing noble things to serve the rest of the Pinoys. That's in my heart. My mom told me: "There are other ways to serve the Filipino people anak. Not just politics." Which gave me an idea. As to where and how.. I have to find out. Maybe later.

I'm not sure when would politics begin to resemble the word CLEAN. Because, whenever you say politics it usually screams DIRTY. Politics is a mess. In order to clean the mess you roll your sleeves and get your hands dirty while doing the job.

Deception, is part of government. We do not have to wonder why this and that. Governments lie to get the people's loyalty. If they lie big enough, and long enough the lie becomes the "truth". Truth and politics cannot MIX. Never.

Truth is not determined by majority vote.

We don't have to wonder why NATIONS go to WAR. Those major leaders with massive political involvement all want to prove their MANHOOD by beating up THEIR OPPONENTS. Strength is what all those politicians know and understand.

I might as well be frank now. I don't think politics is the future. Or it could help more people. It blurs the mind of people and lures politicians to be more greedy, it blinds you from the truth and it gives you more and more reasons to ruin your opposition to get your own ways.

I can't wait for the vote-counting to end.

{edit: This post is in effect of watching too much NEWS. Hehe. Every thing's hyped up by the media. Remind me... not too watch too much NEWS. Soo many bad news. }

Image from: Emiry,

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Four play on Mother's Day ?

A tag from ARA and Avy.


I've never had a real job, I only have a few sidelines with my mom.

  • When I was in 5th grade, I manned a "snack section" and a photocopying machine my mom had in her office. All money goes to me!
  • Encoder *I encode registration forms 5php per form* for my mom
  • I used to have a successful burning business, but I stopped.
  • I was once a speaker when I was 16 at our service center earning 200php per speaking engagement.


  • Spirit. { Love the songs.... } (3 or 5)
  • Jungle Book. (countless)
  • Sassy Girl
  • Il Mare


  • Davao (lifetime... nyahaha)
  • Padada (one summer)
  • Cebu (one month)
  • Manila (two weeks *if you call that living.. staying lang ata*)


  • 24 *love Jack Bauerrr..*
  • C.S.I. Las Vegas, sometimes Miami
  • Roswell
  • Are you afraid of the dark? (Have memories about it when I was a kid)


  • Camiguin
  • Dapitan
  • Hong Kong
  • China (Shanghai, Beijing)


  • Cakes
  • Spaghetti/Lasagna
  • My mom's Spicy Tuna with Coco...
  • My mom's Beef tapa with Cream.. yum


  • Somewhere cold.. probably Salumay
  • A beach... in a hammock between trees reading...
  • mhmm.. stroll the streets of Paris..
  • or simply be in bed...with a coffee beside... and reading. Ahihi


Happy Mother's Day to ALL MOM!!!!
  1. and of course to MY MOM! Nyahaha. Hope you love the flowersssss......
  2. Happy Mother's Day to my AUNTS.. who acted like Mothers to me...
  3. To all Nanay's out there... Be strong always.. and thanks for showing us the way we should live.. thanks for the values.. all the ratatatatat everyday(you are soo good at that mama!).... thanks for all the sweet punishments who serves as a funny reminder of how naughty we were as kids..I treasure and value everything mom's do.
  4. To the PBB moms... hehe.. Keep watch of the PBB young adults... they may seem annoying at times.. hey but they are moms.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

7 Habits

I was tagged by Kuya Eli. {Everybody's tagging meee haaa... }

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules.

  1. I drink my coffee every morning along with my food supplements (10 capsules and 10 tablets). I love to wait around for my coffee to grow a bit cold and then sip it little by little while reading a book.
  2. I have so many notebooks. I collect them along with pencils, ballpens and a whole lot more.
  3. One reason I took home study when I was in 4th year H.S. was because I have the luxury to be with my parents on business trips here in Mindanao.
  4. During those business trips... I have a notebook in hand and then staying awake all the time writing down places where we passed and stayed. {I wonder where that notebook is}
  5. When I was younger my mom would make me sell anything *peanuts, candies, stationaries, ice candy* in our school, which embarrasses me to bits since most of my classmate are rich Chinese kids. But now, it doesn't. In fact, I'm proud when I have something to sell *usually little things, from silver jewelries to fake uso items.*, endorsing it to people I know. Buying little this and that for fun and sell it. Nyahaha. :) And now, whenever I buy something from a thrift store I let my sister sell it to her friends. Hehe....
  6. My first time to speak in front of many people was at a church service *the biggest congregation back in the 90's till 2001 here in Davao* testifying about my experience of "outreach" when I was 10 or 11. The second time was at a business center.... talking about their products 11 or 12. The third time when I was 16 at another business center *same one I am on until now* But, I was petitioned not to speak by some big shots kuno *who later left our service center* because I'm far too young even if I have every right to speak because I USE THE PRODUCTS. Rawr. Mean people. Now, I am of age... what would they do? Petition me for lack of experience? { In fact, I'm still making my module.. yes one of these days I will speak again.... *in fact my mom nags me all the time to hurry up and speak* but I'm shy... *blushes* hehe}
  7. I mingle too much with people older than I am ever since I was 11. Listening to their conversations and sometimes butting in. Nyahaha.
At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

{ Edit: So excited to publish it and forgetting to tag again... Since, I think almost everyone have their own pending tags to do... I shan't tag anyone. Do this... If you feel you want too. }

Sunday, May 06, 2007


I was tagged by Ate Dessie (Fingertalks).

Why do I blog?

I first encountered "blogging" when I was browsing MySpace and they have this new feature. 1.} I was thinking of trying it out and have my online journal. I was 16 back then, ignorant and pretty much engrossed with IRC-ing. I was basically, in front of the PC most of the time, because I assist in my parent's Service Center.

My first post was March 6, 2004. I only succeeded in having 5 posts, because after my posts we(me and the firstborns with their family) were "shipped" to Cebu for a wedding and our "going back to Davao" was pretty much endangered because we were encouraged to stay for a month or so at what we called the "Mission House". So, we lived with our spiritual family for a month with no internet connection. I think I only got to online once for that month and that was to stay online in IRC and check Friendster. Blogging in myspace was long forgotten.

Then, I was invited by Avy here at Blogger and started my own blog April 19, 2005. * 1st post *. I only managed to post one entry and then I forgot everything about it for a year, since I'm pretty much consumed with IRC and all my focus went there.

May 9, 2005, I also opened another blog in Friendster when they added a "blog" along with the "photo album". It became my-not-so-regular-blog, since blogging did not infect my system yet.

One time early 2006, I was browsing the internet and chanced upon blogs with cute layouts. So, I decided to revive my blog to 2.) learn how to make those fancy layouts. I decided to update my blog(May 2006), and then posted a Did you know? segment. From then on, I started getting hooked to blogging and each day my "addiction" to blogging grows. First few months of blogging 3.) was to chronicle what happened during the day and an 4.) outlet of my emotions . Check out the example of my chronicles complete with date and time.

But, as days progress and as I read different blogs... my reasons for blogging changes. Just like life, you meet different people and then meeting someone who inspired you.... you suddenly wanna be like that person but of course with a personal twist and ingredients that reflects YOU... and makes a UNIQUE you.

5.) I wanted to share a part of me, my experiences, and what I learned in life and of course to learn something from you bloggers, through your posts as well.

I have observed your posts and through it, I have come to understand you as YOU.

As my blogging experience progress, like Ate Dessie I have come to be much more sensitive to other people who reads my blog as well. Careful, not to offend and at the same time take it all out without REPRESSING my opinion. If I have offended some of your beliefs in some of my posts..... pardon me because I never meant it to be that way. I understand we all have different views, and these are my views... I'm just sharing them... and of course some of my views might change as I seek wisdom through knowledge and experiencing it.

Somehow, some of my posts may seem informative.. I don't want to be a person who gives the impression of knowing-it-all, because I don't. There are things, I wanna know... I wanna remember too.... and that's one of my quest in life.

Don't believe anything I write in this blog unless it RESONATES WITH YOUR SOUL.

6. )I am not here to impose anything to you.... but I am here to share... and relate... because for me that's part of life.

I chanced upon K.Blogie's post about Jayvee of A bugged life's project.

The project of defining one's own conviction.

I think it is quite important to know what our blog convictions are just like knowing our purpose in life. To know one's purpose is to know one's direction, and of course it gives greater meaning to your blog. It is not JUST ANOTHER BLOG but one with A PURPOSE.

My Blog Conviction: I want to share my experiences to fellow bloggers who might get a thing or two about loving life and living in abundance.

Friday, May 04, 2007


I was tagged by Pam to name 5 commercials that I like.

{ I really don't watch tv that much... but I do have a few, some quite old commercials that I like.... }

  1. Coca Cola's Christmas Ad: with the Jingle "Holidays are coming... Holidays are coming.." Love the jingle! "Tis the season... It's always the real thing!"
  2. Dove: with the song "True Colors".
  3. Max's Christmas Commercial: The one with the dancing lights! Hehe.
  4. Nescafe: 3 commercials: The one when the girls were dancing in the rain. Hehe. Cute yun eh.Also... This one with the dancing girl. This one with bamboo singing.
  5. Close-Up: The one with Paolo Santos singing... "Close"... and also the one with freestyle singing "baby baby yeah... you take my breath away." something like that.
Tagging: Yagi. Hehe. :)

Thank you for the gift Yagi. Happy Birthday Jesel(May 3, 2007).

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Addicted to you

  1. Write about how much addicted you are towards something.
  2. Don't forget to include the percentage of addictedness towards those things.
  3. As long as the total of percentage must reach 100%...
  4. You MUST tag others and continue tagging but please don't forget to explain the rules and please notify the person so that they will know that they have been tagged by you....
50% --> Books. Need I say more? Hehe

10% --> Coffeeee. I always have my daily dose of caffeine every morning.... while reading a page from the book I'm currently reading...

10% --> Cakes. Every party, I go... I'd wait around for the cake to be served. I love cakes.. I wanna try all of them. :P

10%--> Movies. I rarely watch movies... nowadays.. but if given the chance.. I'd be sitting and watching movies all day....

5% ---> Pink, White & Yellow, Rainbow Colors/Pastel Colors... -> Anything with a rainbow design... or with a rainbow color stuff... I collect. Anything pink, white & yellow I collect.

5% ----> Butterflies. I love butterflies.. I love song about butterflies.. stories about butterflies.. I love dresses and skirts with butterfly prints all over. I love butterfly items...

3% ---> Bears. Panda bears... Koala bears... -> I like them!!!

3% ---> Dolphins. I love dolphins as well. I'm a Flipper fan... Hehe... It's where I started liking dolphins....

2% ---->Chocolate. I lovee chocolatessssss. Hehe.

2%---> Yogurt. Love this... yum yum

{ edit - I forgot to tag.. hehe thanks Cat for reminding me... and since... you reminded me... guess what ? You won a tag for addiction! nyahaha. Tagging: Cat, Avy (sori.. do this when you have the time.), and Bam (adik ka din ata eh? malamang sa kape...)

Speaking of addiction.....

I have a picture of a certain plant called "Kachubong/Katchubong". {never mind the spelling} The picture was taken at Salumay Busay Resort and it was my first time to see and touch the plant. (No, I did not try it's whimsical effects)

I heard from our local news station last year that this certain plant is being used as a hallucinogen.

It is said to have extreme effects that leaves a person the inability to differentiate reality from fantasy.

In other places it is called Datura. This plant has different colors.... as well. This is also called Jimsonweed, in the Western part.

A mnemonic for the psychological effects of kachubong intoxication:

"blind as a bat, mad as a hatter, red as a beet, hot as hell, dry as a bone, the bowel and bladder lose their tone, and the heart runs alone."
The most famous account of jimsonweed intoxication can be found at The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda.

"She is as powerful as the best of allies, but there is something I personally don't like about her. She distorts men. She gives them a taste of power too soon without fortifying their hearts and makes them domineering and unpredictable. She makes them weak in the middle of their great power."


  • Datura is the plant given to pacify the mentally handicapped brother in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.
  • In the novel The Sundial by Maarten 't Hart, datura is used twice as a poison.
  • Singer/songwriter Tori Amos penned a trance song entitled "Datura" for her 1999 album "To Venus and Back". The song features Amos reading a list of various plants that are growing in her garden over hypnotic piano and rhythms. She consistently mentions datura within the list, as if to indicate it is overgrowing and destroying her garden. The flower, in the song, is used as a metaphor for destructive relationships.
  • The psychedelic rock band Bardo Pond named a song "Datura" in his album "Set and Setting". Many other Bardo Pond album and song titles have been derived from the names of esoteric psychedelic substances.
  • In the movie XXX the darts used to knock out Xander (Vin Diesel) and that he later uses to appear to kill an undercover policeman are referred to as 'Datura knockout darts' by their creator.
Get more infos: Here, Here and Here.

WARNING: "Self-experimentation is not recommended and must be strictly avoided by anyone who suffers any kind of heart condition. The effects are stimulating on the central nervous system and simultaneously depressing on the peripheral nerves. Symptoms include an increased heart rate, drying up of the mucus membranes, a dry throat and sometimes cramps. At first the effects are arousing, sometimes manifesting as uncontrolled talking or laughing, forgetfulness and indulging in senseless repetitive activities. Vivid hallucinations and delirious illusions may also occur. Occasionally the effects can produce extreme violence and destructive urges. The period of agitation is usually followed by a deep prolonged sleep accompanied with vivid dreams and hallucinations, often of a sexual nature. Upon awakening one might experience a distinct hang-over and a total lack of memory as to what actually happened during the state of altered consciousness."


Just watched Spiderman 3 yesterday: Short review HERE.