Archive for May, 2010
Today is Memorial Day. This is an important American holiday. It honors those who died in the war. It’s also time for Americans to take out the grill and hold the ubiquitous backyard barbecue, which is as American as apple pie. But we’;re not going to have barbecue this year. My brother and sister have their own gigs somewhere, and they’re going, so my parents and I are the only ones at home. It would be such a bother to barbecue hotdogs or hamburgers when there are only 3 of us eating. But I’m sure mom will come up with something today.
I just started playing God of War 3 and omg, it’s really awesome ! ! The best I’ve played so far. Oh, and I also saw the trailer of Prince of Persia. It’s a movie based on the video game. There are at least 4 PoP already, and we have them all at home and I’ve played just one. In fact, I didn’;t get to finish the game, coz I got stuck somewhere and it so frustrated me I dropped the game, but I guess I’m going to pick it up again and finish it before I see the movie. Oh and I hear they’re going to make a God of War movie. I wonder who’ll play Kratos.
I haven’t been bored for several days now. And it’s due to the most unlikely reason………… gardening. Mom and I have been buying more flowers to add to the garden. We have raised beds at the backyard. These ones are for flowering plants. The problem with the backyard is that we just have too many trees that block the sun, and we all know flowering plants love the sunlight. So the flowering beds are strategically placed where plants get the most sunlight at least 6 hours a day. Sheesh. I feel like a retired old lady, gardening and smelling the roses ! And enjoying it too ! Aaargh ! I should be dating ! ! hahaha ! But I’m happy now . Love is so overrated. Oh , didn’t I say that before ? He he he Yeah, it just gives one lotsa heartaches. And I don’t want that anymore. I’m sure Mr. Right is just around the corner, waiting for fate to come along . Yours truly.
I’ve been posting a lot of videos lately, and I don’;t know if there’s a limit as to how many we can post here, but I just can’t resist this. So, okay, this is a video of 1, 500 inmates in a maximum security prison in the Philippines. To keep them busy and out of trouble, the inmates are " forced " to dance as part of their , uhm, punishment " ? But then , when Michael Jackson died, they decided to dance to some of MJ’s songs. The guy who took the video put it out on you tube and suddenly became an instant hit, with over 4 million hits in a few days, especially after it was reported on CNN repeatedly.
The second video shows the inmates dancing to MJ again, but now, they dance with 3 of MJ’s choreographers who flew to the Philippines to teach the inmates MJ’s original dance moves in " This Is It! ".
So, watch and enjoy ! !
This is such a happy song. Awesome ! I can listen to this , like, forever.
Oh, here’s another one. Beautiful song …… same genre as Soul Train, I think. Cool.
It’s 2:17 AM. I opened the door for my sister whom I thought went out on a date with her boyfriend. But, surprise, surprise, it wasn’;t the BF who was with her, it was another guy ! Oh -0h …. bad news. And what was even more surprising was that the guy was a Filipino, a countryman of ours…… well, he’s half -breed…… half Filipino, half white. So, okay, I’m not 100 % A-okay with the current BF, who is blond , blue eyed…. nope, that’s not the reason….. her 2 exes had been blond blue eyed too, but the current squeeze is a Philosophy graduate who can’t find a good job. He definitely doesn’t know anything about the Laws of Thermodynamics. But, he adores her, his mother adores her, and his aunts, cousins, etc, adore her, and they expect my sis and him to marry soon. Come to think of, I’ve seen this coming. She has been so irritable with him lately…. well, not to his face, of course, but I just know it, with the way she talks about him lately. I am freaking out. This is not good. Uh – uh. * sweat * Sis ? Be sensible, okay ? Oh, wow. I really don’t know what he’d do if he got dumped. I wonder, what do guys do when they are dumped by the girl they really, really love ? Is it the same with girls ? With girls, it cuts deep, like being physically stabbed through the heart. Sheesh… * stop thinking about it. this isn’t your poblem *.
Which is entirely the opposite of what I did the whole day today…… gardening. =_=". And while resting, I did the laundry. It was quite a normal and domesticated day, even for me. ^____^"
Ooops, it’s 7:04 now. I’ve fallen asleep again . He he he
My brother has been assigned to a new jobsite again, waaay yonder, up north, in the boondocks. The engineering co. he’s working for just won a bidding to construct another water filtration plant. His first job was with a company that also builds water filtration plant. He was assigned in the Bay Area ( San Francisco, Ca. ), so he moved there, and worked for the company for 2 years until he was assigned to work in another project , somewhere in North Dakota, in the middle of winter. North Dakota is a horrible place to be in the middle of winter, with snow blizzzards galore, and super below freezing temperature. He quit, moved back home, and filled up our garage with his stuff. He was lucky to find another job in 2 weeks, with a different construction company that also builds water filtration plant, and the jobsite happens to be just 15 minutes from our house. He’s one of the few engineers that started this project from scratch…. 2 years after, he and another engineer have now been assigned to start another project, and he has been promoted as manager, with huge increase in pay, 5 figures. He should be ecstatic, but, no, he’s sad. There’s no sushi there. He’ll start 2 mos. from now. Aww, that means he ‘ll take his PS3 with him. Dang. I really have to buy my own PS3 now. Anyway, I think he should get married. These two exiles are the only singles in the company, and I figure they will share a house. @~@ Will I miss him> Nope. He annoys me.
I see that my photos have been transferred here to my space. Right now, what’s showing, lemme see, oops, i can’t see from here, but I know one of the photos is my sister’s class picture. Do you notice how long their skirts are ? That’s the regulatory length, ha ha.
My sister is not photogenic. She’s so much prettier in person. When I’m with her, I can only bask in reflected glory. Oh, and my father in the wedding picture…. I never noticed his cute dimples. I now believe my mom when she mentioned that the dimples were the first thing she liked about him, and the smile, then the eyes. When she first told me that , I was like, eeew, dad’s not my type at all. And, mom said he wasn’t her type , either. Her exes were tall and good-looking. < Dad was her 5th or 6th bf and dad only knew of one, and that was because his friends told him…. the ex was a popular varsity 6’2" basketball player….. I hope dad never gets to read this. > Well, mom said, "if I had not married your father, you wouldn’t be here talking to me." Btw, my father’s wedding attire is the philippines national suit for men called the " barong tagalog ". The material is made from pineapple fiber. It’s a very delicate material, and it’s usually hand embroidered. Mom said her wedding gown was made by a famous coutourier in the Philippines. Also, the man’s family pays for all the wedding expenses, unlike here in the US where the bride’s family pays for everything. I don’t like it at all. It ‘s like the bride’s parents are so eager beaver to marry off their daughter . And speaking of weddingn gowns, mom left hers in the Philippines, but is planning to take it home back here in the US, like , well, you never know. Maybe sis will get married soon, and she might want to use the old wedding gown. Okay, enough of weddings.
You think gardening is easy ? My back hurts from plucking off weeds, and I have several scratches on my arm from cutting off spent roses.
This is all for now. Peace.
Wow ! Finally ! I can blog ! Not able to access my own blogsite for what I thought would be forever was a nightmare. No, in fact, I couldn’t access any of my place here… photos, profile, home, and options. It was a most frustrating day. Well, as the cliche goes, all’s well that ends well. I know it’s gonna happen again, but I hope not often. I think some of the comments are gone, though.
This afternoon, mom and I went to Home Depot to buy plants and potting soil. As usual, we’ll make an instant garden. We’ll fill up the spaces with flowering plants. All our boungainvilla died this winter though. We were so busy entertaining guests that we forgot to protect these plants. And, all the spring plants are gone too, except a few straggling canna lilies. Mom and I have to work fast to finish our gardening chores. We’re living in less than a month, but before we leave , we have to keep the house spic and span. We know the house won’t be cleaned until we get back from our vacation. Mom made them promise to water the plants. Our neighbor told mom that he knew we were coming back from the Philippines very soon when he saw my dad and sister cleaning up the frontyard. I’m sure they didn’t want mom to see the house a total wreck. Surprisingly it wasn’t. < except for that pile of clothes in my bed> .
I wonder though what my relatives have in store for us. I’m sure they are going to be a lot of entertaining. And definitely, we are going to Bagiou. My aunt is going to show off her new vacation house. She didn’t have that when we went there, but my other aunt also has a vacation house there, so that was where we stayed. But I heard this new one is so much nicer and bigger. Anyways, i’m sure I’ll check out Mall of Asia. It’s supposed to be the 3rd largest mall in the world. I’m sure I’m gonna find some really nice stuff there that we don’t have here in the US.
Guess this is all for now. Peace !
I can’t believe I just fell asleep in the middle of a conversation on IM. Same thing happened to me last night. I was writing here on my space and I just went off to lalaland. That’s a good thing coz I’m now starting to feel sleepy very early in the evening. Have you ever fallen asleep in the middle of a phone conversation with someone ? Yes, I did, 2x, and with the same guy. and that means his charm wasn’t enough to keep me from nodding off, ha ha ha. On top of that, I couldn’t even recall half of what we talked about.
I went to Kinko’s yesterday. Before that, I got lost and pulled over at the gas station to ask for directions. I’m directionally challenged. Map Quest is my master and saviour, but I didn’t use it yesterday, so I got lost again. And I’m totally clueless as far as east, west, north, and south directions are concerned. They have no meaning to me. I mean, east of what ? Where exactly is the point of reference ? Of, course that kind of direction is very useful when one is in the middle of nowhere, like , the middle of the Pacific Ocean, or you get lost in the woods. Oh, by the way, in Oregon, the point of reference is a big protruding rock in the middle of the state, and here in my city, it’s a landmark somewhere in downtown area. I don’t know where exactly and i don’t care.
Six years ago, before we went to the Philippines, mom cooked at least 6 kinds of dishes, and marinated a lot of meat, and put them all in the freezer. we have a huge freezer in the garage. I’m sure she’s going to do it again before we leave. Geez, except me and mom, the rest of the family are useless in the kitchen. Well. yeah, they know how to cook a dish or two, but , sis , for example is always so busy. < not to mention, lazy, just like my brother. > When we returned last time, there was a ton of clothes piled up on my bed, clean ones though, but , dang it, nobody bothered to fold them. Mom had to rewash the whole lot, too. In fact, my father called my mom while we were in the Philippines and told her to come home already coz he was sick and tired of eating pasta and fresh grass everyday. That time, pasta was the only dish my sister cooked for the family. Ah, Jared, you’ve been fooled by a pretty face. You’re in for a big surprise when or if you ever get married to big sis. * snorts * . Lucky is the man who marries me. he he he. I’m domesticated, loyal, witty, and yes, cute, too, LOL. j/k Well, I guess that’s what I’ll write down on my " character description " , in case I have to sign up on Match.com. Ha ha ha… < Keannu Reeves, save me > ……. ………. But , mom says she’s not worried about my sister’s less than stellar qualities. She herself was a big , fat zero, as far as housewifey things were concerned, since she grew up with maids to do her bidding. Sheesh ! She even had to look up for a recipe on how to cook hard-boiled eggs. She actually found one and it said, " let boil for 15 minutes ".
I have a feeling my summer vacation will change my life, or maybe not that earth shaking …. well, if there’s a fork on the road I’m taking, it’ll make me turn right, instead of left. Just a gut feeling, mind you. <—— Yeah, like that. But I don’t mind if it turns out a dud. I’m young and healthy, there’s still so much of life ahead of me.