Mar 31, 2007

gym talks

i'm not going to talk much about my weight improvement and such because there's not really much improvement. if you see me, i don't look like i've been sweating out in gym because i'm still the same old sexy fat. =) no. make it obese. =)

* honestly, i'm bored to death going to the gym. if only i had not paid already for 6 months, i had quit a long time ago.
* tenchu to the cuties here and there, it somehow erases the boredom a bit (me liar). plus with the summer vacation, you can see lots of may-mga-gatas-pa-sa-labi(e) hs/college boys.
* i've been reading gay blogs lately, i can not help but think if these cutee iron-pumping boys are really boys. when i saw two male buddies helping each other, it made me think if they are couple or not. if i see a very neat guy with nice muscles, straight-acting gay or closeted?  i'm not only exercising my body, but also my gaydar.
* i saw 2 'celebrities' in the gym. john hall and budoy. i think john hall is a member here because i see him on a regular basis. budoy was having some pictorial for the 2big bottled water.
* i'm no good at small talks so until now i have not make any friends at the gym. this made me think if i'm snob, unfriendly, or people simply just not like me to be their friends. =)
* looking at the timer of those cardio machines makes me want to puke already. and also watching mtb, mtv, and myx does not help.
* to break this boredom, i brought some hiphop songs with me yesterday (wa'y mo react), and it did wonders. it definitely is a good distraction. it keeps me from not always looking at the timer. =)
* korean invasion. it's like 3/5 in the gym are koreans. and, shyet, i'm envious at their being slim! it makes me think God can be unfair.
* i tried all the cardio machines in the gym. =)
* i'm taking weights exercises seriously lately. i'm thinking, if i can't get to lose those fats, then maybe i can turn them into muscles instead. (correct me if i'm wrong with my thinking.)
* i think i do well and fine on the exercise side. what i need is to be more food conscious. but any kind of dieting will not work on me because i looooove to eat, hungry or not. so it's not really about dieting but more of how to hate eating. =) anorexia nervosa, come rescue me! =)

so next time, you'll see me or not, either i'm still sexy obese or a muscle mary. =)

Mar 29, 2007

colon thoughts

i was not really in colon street but in downtown area. i or most of us refer to downtown as colon. i  went there to follow-up something in dti.

* i got off from the 62c jeep at the back of gaisano main, and thought of just walking to sto niño area from there. i realized that i'm not quite close to sto niño. oh well, perfect chance to check some dibidi pirates and other goodies on the way.
* i passed by visayan(?) restaurant. when i was a kid, this place was like 'the place to be:' graduations, birthdays, special get together. it somehow looks the same though compared to the new restaurants in cebu, it looks like 'carenderia.'  i wonder if their foods are still that good.
* beside visayan restaurant is CIA, center for international academy, and people going in and out looks japs/koreans to me. is this an international school?
* from my pov, nothing much really changed with downtown. chinese-owned businesses are still majority in their usual set-up (goodies in 'stantes')  plus the abobots of sidewalk vendors.
* got the dibidis. all kiddie stuffs. i really felt a li'l pang of guilt buying the pirates; edu manzano was and is still on my mind. sorry, barney, i did not buy your original. anyhoo, we got the original stuffed toy of you. i got the dibidis at 3 for P200.
* i was craving for something 'parat.' and saw this stall on the sidewalk selling siomai for P6. looking at the happy eaters, i could not resist but join them. later i saw another street vendor selling siomai at P3. wow, cheaper but too cheap that i can't help but imagine cats/rats. =) no, thank you.

'til next time. =)

balamban via transcentral

was my first time to cross over transcentral. love the cool air when you're way up - made me miss so much my hometown, badian... and my uncle jonas who loves anything outdoor, his out-of-the-blue mantaluyong adventures... =)

Mar 27, 2007

litow conversation

on our way up to transcentral highway...

me: migi, katkat ta bukid.
migi: di
me: ngano man?
migi: hu'g migi

another try...

me: migi, katkat ta bukid
migi: di
me: ngano man?
migi: init

another try...

me: migi, katkat ta bukid
migi: di
me: ngano man?
migi: hugaw. dewty (dirty)

this looks like my boy does not have some sense of adventure...

Mar 23, 2007

High School Muse

i was going thru some files when i found some old pictures. i
thought of posting this as my tribute to our 'upcoming high school
reunion.' =) we'll be 10 years next year. 10 years? wow, quite long time ago. =)

see, i was and am a natural model... model for craziness/shamelessness. i believe we're 4th year in here because of the red shirt. red is seniors? intramurals cheering.

i should have been the muse. well, our muse won. but with me, we'll have a perfect winner muse. =)

puti ayo ako rubber shoes. bag-o jud ning laba. =) i look so gay! =) and, what's with the mini-tree beside me. =)

and, spice girls songs were like the main thing in our cheering. =)

**DPWH man au ko diri oy. department of high waist.

Mar 22, 2007

tell me the which sites you frequented, and i'll tell you who you are

aside from
and whatever celebrity blogs
dolly anne carvajal in
and other mommy blogs

bits and bytes

a friend just bought a macbook. and, she gave me a link to check the
specs of her new macbook. me excited for her new macbook also checked
the link. sadly, i realized that the only spec i understand is the
size. and, the rest, i don't have much clue what they're for. she's
fetching for some comments for her 13-inch macbook. with only the size
to base on, i got nothing to say except that it's coolness because it's

big deal about it. it's just that i've been with a person who is into computers
(for like 6-7 years), and the only spec i fully understand about computers is
the monitor size. where's the knowledge transfer?

Mar 20, 2007

litow conversation (migi certified bisdak)

we're looking at a children's picture book, moongame.

me (counting the flowers in the page): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. nine flowers. migi, count the butterly.
migi pressed the book to his face and acted out eating the butterfly.
me: migi, count the butterfly.
migi repeated the same action: acting out eating the butterfly.
me: migi, count the butterfly lagi.
migi repeated the same action.
before i finished telling him again to count the butterfly, he left me.

i was confident that he can count how many the butterfly is because there's only 1 butterfly. it's just later i realized why he acted eating the butterfly. it's because COUNT sounds like KAON.

omigod, di madawat ako anak ani sa callcenter.

this reminds me of a fil-am girl who was pissed why after giving detailed instructions to the waiter not to put too much mayo on her sandwhich, she was still served with a sandwhich oozing with mayo. because she talked to him in straight english with that TWANG. what can she expect? =)

my desktop went boinkers

i booted up my pc to start working but nothing happens. no green lights. i switched from one plug to another - nothing happens.

mark said it might be just the power supply thingy because i still have not replace the boinkers ups. i want to scrape my lazy ass. hopefully, it's just the power supply. please not my harddrive, oh my pictures!

so i decided not to work today because i don't feel comfy using laptop - i feel it's so crammed up. but any thing just to multiply. =) i mean, i'm so up and about right now. it's hard to go back to sleep, so better multiply.

oh, i'll watch stranger than fiction. =)

Mar 18, 2007

confused teenager or what?

my aunt called us asking for help about my cousin, vince(not real name to protect identityhehehe). (1st time she asked help)
vince is a soccer varsity in TC taking up ECE. (he's been to it since HS.)
aunt said vince wanted to shift to accountancy then get into SPED (i
can imagine having another teacher in the family but accountant, no)
because he FAILED ALGEBRA (whhhaaaattttt? cousin jud tika? heheheh)
his parents, as much as possible, don't want him to shift to accountancy
thus my aunt asked us to help in convincing him not to
my aunt thought, he might listen to us

vince's reasons for shifting according to my aunt:
1. hard time at math
2. failing grades on his TOR; he might not get a job (i want to strangle him for having this reason)
3. lose his varsity scholarship (but actually, he's scared that he no longer can play)
4. and God knows what other reasons.
- my aunt believed that it's reason #3 why vince wanted to shift.

in my mind:
the thing i most worried about is vince's reaction to the situation -- why easily get discouraged?
and i think his parents should work on that first so that he'd be convinced to stick it out with ECE.
but what if accountancy is really his passion? do we have the right to go aginst it?
but i don't believe he really likes accountancy. (though they said love can be learned)
eversince he was a kid, he'd always say he wants to be an engineer.
and, when he was getting into college, ECE is the only course he was talking about.
but what if he has a change of heart?
and, that algebra?!? why of all subjects?!?
aside, my family is good in math. all my uncles are engineer (except
for the black sheep) and so is my lolo, i just don't know with my lola
though. =) hehhe about my math skill, let's just say i survived!
me algebra is more than just math and number and such. it somehow helps
in building your character, discipline, analysis. how you solve those
equations is somehow like how you'd approach real life problems.
what i'm saying is even if he'll shift to accountancy, he'd still meet
algebra and math stuffs just in other forms. and, it's not a guarantee
that he'll not also meet failure there.
my conclusion: mag nursing. =)

i told mark about it because maybe he has more inputs as he is a male specie. his reactions:
tungod na barkada. sos kultura jud na sa don bosco - all for one, one
for all. (i did not know boys school are that cheesy. this made me
rethink of getting my boy there. but iya gibawi by saying that it also
has a good side. mmmmm)
2. vince's parents are strikto. daghan kuno gi-dili. (i'd say my uncle and aunt are bit overprotective of their kids)
comments actually just revolved around the 2 topics. after much talking
and such, we both concluded, mag nursing si vince. =)

looking at this, will i and mark be in this kind of situation later with our kids?

you guys, please advise what should be done to vince?

Mar 15, 2007

mo tumbling na sad ko...

of happiness/excitedness. because we can now go to that Looney Tunes show. yeayyy!!! thanks a lot to mimi for her generosity. i simply felt awed when i got her text message.

Mar 10, 2007

mo tumbling ko...

when i only got 1 pass to that looney tunes show in ayala. i waited for march 9 (march 9-16 receipts are valid) before i used my most beloved PO cards (my guilty pleasure) in supermetro so that i can have my receipt exchanged for some passes. but sheyks, i only got 1 pass. i was expecting to get 8 passes. ka tumblingon jud ko when i see only 1 pass handed to me. i was thinking for a minimum of P500 single receipt, you get 1 pass. so i was thinking if you have a P5t in one receipt, you get 10 passes. but no, you should have 10 separate receipts with a minimum of P500 to get 10 passes. so for a P5t single receipt, you only get 1 pass. am i making sense? =) twas a major gggrrrr...

what i'm going to do with 1 pass?!? i have 2 kids plus their 2 playmates. my 1 pass is going no where. so if there's a willing taker, i'm giving it away with all my love. we're not going to that show anymore. anyway, except for tweety bird, they really don't know them. (sourgraping)


this afternoon, i went to ayala to pay our obligasyones and i met few friends from elementary, high school, and college. it was nice to see them again, and had some little chitchat.

an a. - my classmate in highschool, my schoolmate in college. hi, hellos, how are yous, little chitchats, exchange numbers. she mentioned that this coming september, HS batchmates will have reunion. the thought of meeting them all again is exciting but i don't feel ready to see them and them seeing me in my 'stuck' state.

mr. nellas - he's my home tech teacher way back in hs. i best remembered him as accidentally nayab-an og pintal ni aileen. he was standing in the parking area across table 7(?). he still looks the same, like 9 years ago. those mischievous smile. he was waiting for mrs nellas, my filipino teacher then also, who's inside citibank. he updated me with what happen to my hs teachers.
* he'll be retiring this year. his wife, mdm nellas, retired 2 years ago.
* 3 of my teachers are now in US teaching (mr castillo, mr manlunas, mr cujardo)
* ms bugash was outed just because she did not finish her masters in time. ggrrrr... she was such a great stats teacher even without masters. but is now back as part time instructor with phd. wowww!
* there will be 5 teachers retiring this year. 3 i know - mr montaño, mdm gallo, and i think he's the 3rd. =) the other 2, i don't know
* next year mdm lapa. then, next next year, prof logarta (so what?!?)
and many more updates i already forgot

colleen b. - my classmate in elementary. she was with her new boyfriend - looks younger than her and is a looker. she looked kinda different now.

liyah bayot - my boardmate, classmate in college. i texted her to meet me at ayala. it's been a long time since we last saw each other.

adrian c (sta barbara) - he was with his mom at bigbys

joy m - at bo's.

Mar 9, 2007

back to the groove

latetly, i'd been slacking with work. maybe 1st week of the month blues. not really much doing the extracurricular tasks. but tomorrow will be a fresh start. i'll be smiling genuinely while saying, 'thank you for calling support. how may i help you,' until my jaw hurts. =)

Mar 8, 2007

love-hate relationship with globe

after the disconnection chuva, i now love globe because they gave a 50% rebate for 1-month  internet fee to compensate for the super bad internet connection because of that taiwan earthquake last december. though, i believe it should be 100%!

they said it's fixed now but i noticed lately that connection is kinda slow. and, i usually have problems connecting to ym. globe, i hope you're still working on that.

thus making smart wifi/bro more reliable compared to globe these days.

Mar 6, 2007

celebrity sighting

more of pseudo-celebrity or used-to-be celebrity. i saw john hall twice, up close and personal. =) i might see him again and again. i remember him as aubrey miles leading man(?) in one of her movies. and, he's a model. he has a Christopher Hall tattooed on his right arm, i think. can it be his real name? =)

Mar 5, 2007

meg 1 year and 6 months check up

aside from her being more maldita, more reckless, more hyperactive, she gained weight. she's now 10.5 kgs. her pedia happily announced she has a weight of 1 year old and 3 months. well, at least she gained weight. part of me is happy that she's not fat. my nanay said i was underweight when i was a kid. but all i can remember is that i'm always overweight. =) so i'm sure, meg will soon pick up with her weight. (obese parents breed obese kids proven by studies)
2. her words are still limited to 1 syllable, and usually they end with a vowel
shu - shoes
tu - water
ba - babath/ligo
jaja - jollibee/barney
titi - milk
am - eat
slai - slide; her most fave activity
wash - wash; refers to wash bobot.
lo - hello; refers to telephone/celphone
bo - ball
ta - star
there are more but these are what you mostly can hear from her

after the shot was given and small chitchat with the pedia, we bolted out from the clinic as fast as i can before meg would mess up the pedia's office. the pedia has these toys inside her office thus meg was constantly kicking her while she's doing the SOP stuffs.

next month again. this time, the flu thingy. =) endless.

(so so so me. i can see myself in her not only physically. it's eerie. it's like, i know what you're thinking kiddo. especially when she throws fits.)


it's the first time we received some promotional mail from citibank which i can relate to. usually, the promos they send out are only available for the NCR/manila/somewhere in luzon people. anyhow, i'm sold to the offer. =)

i have mark subscribed to time without a blink. no, i'm not a time fan as everything is on the net. yes, it's because of that free 3-in-1 (usb/voice recorder/mp3) mp3 player. yeah, i know it's just some generic mp3 player which i can just probably buy at rcking but the thing is it's FREE (not really free because you need to buy time =) but whatever it's free). i'm not really sure what i'm gonna do with it once i get it. it's just my female instinct being able to pick up the word FREE only.  maybe another toy to tinker for my kids. or, maybe to save files but what files. or, maybe to replace the worn-out dinosaur-age bulky ipod mini. or. maybe as a keychain.

please let me know if biktima sad mo ani nga promo. misery loves company. =)

Mar 2, 2007

same old boring issue i've been obsessing lately

about tax and stuffs... owkeis, i really took time to sit down and talk
to a friend's mother who is a bookkeeper to know more about taxes and
stuff. fyi: occupational tax does exist. anyhoo, the ending of the
story is that if the declared salary, minus exemptions, would amount to
P250,000, the annual tax will be P50,000. on top of that, there's a
3%/monthly which i don't remember what's that for because i was already
dumbfounded with the P50,000.. i need to declare a big monthly salary
to get a big loan. this made me think:
* just declare a small salary just to get started.
* i might just skip the ITR chuva, and save that P50,000. and forget the pag-ibig loan. but i don't trust our saving skills.
* check housing loans of banks. ITR is still a requirement but i guess that can be work-around.
it maybe better for me to just go back working for a typical normal
company, and leave that ITR chuva to the HR. though, my salary would
not be big but at least i don't have to go through whatever BIR
blahblah just to prove that i can pay!
* or, we can rent forever. =)

me wants badly to be gretchen bareto! =)

Mar 1, 2007


i just realized that i need to see different breeds of doctorsss this friday.

1. OB-GYNE - i'll accompany migi's ate mona for check-up. she's pregnant. she had some tummy pains last week, and her doctor told her that she 'might' have ectopic pregnancy but it's too early to confirm. so i'll bring her to my OB for 2nd opinion.

2. INTERNALIST(?) (internal medicine doctor) - for my nanay's scheduled check-up. she had a stroke 4-5 years ago thus constant monitoring. i don't want to go through that again but it did give me some reality check and let me examine my relationship with God.

3. PEDIATRICIAN - i just remember she's due for another immunization shot. it's DPT-Polio-Hib booster according to her baby book. sheyks, i think this is the most expensive shot (aside from that iPD which i'm not buying) among the shots. =( and, i need to buy a notebook because migi and meg's babybooks are already 'puno.'

so we'll be jumping from one clinic/hospital to another -- Chong Hua (nanay), Velez (ate mona and meg). and, i hate waiting in line. =(