Archive for June, 2010

Our house in the Philippines

We’re definitely leaving tomorrow, Philippines or Bust.  Although the figures have changed again since this morning, my father has a feeling we’ll be able to board, otherwise we pay 50% one way right there at the ticket office.  Now that our departure is going definitely positive, I’m feeling a little bit excited. I do love to see our relatives and friends there. We leave the house at 3 PM.
Since I have nothing else to say, I’ll just post some pictures of our house in the Philippines.
See that oil painting on the wall. It’s a painting of a bamboo tree. We have a smaller size version of that painting here in the US, painted by our cousin. That big one is oil, the one that we have here stateside is water color. My father brought home two Anita Magsaysay Ho’s paintings here, but left one back home,per my aunt’s request. Ms. Ho’s paintings are even more pricy than my cousin’s. We had to leave those paintings behind when we immigrated here. It’s a miracle that our house had not been broken into or burglarized. There were several other pricy paintings on the walls .  Nobody lived in our house for 8 years , until my aunt who was working in Singapore retired and went to live in our house. Oh,there’s the quarter moon windows.
See that painting of a horse. That was painted by a cousin , in oil….he’s a very famous painter in the Philippines.
That door leads to the computer/library room and " family room" and the stairs going up the second floor…… and that’s  where we hangout coz they’re fully airconditioned. Oh, my, there’s that cat…. I really don’t like cats.
The view from my room upstairs, we call the veranda….not so good….all we can see are the roofs of our neighbors’ houses,he he
We really couldn’t tell our aunt that our small frontyard needed some serious makeover. The trees had grown taller and now cover the frontage. Apparently, she prefers wild and jungle-like.  The unique quarter moon windows cannot be seen anymore.
This is the main entrance door. Oh,my, I can see the wild plants in front. Geez.
Oh, yeah, there’s our water tank.The water in our subdivision is rationed…. well, it’s scheduled, like , 1 hr. in the AM and 1 hr in the evning . And we have to fill up the tank real quick before they turn off the taps.
Oh, well, I guess some things have changed now. Mom disapproves of the wild overgrown plants, but couldn’t tell my aunt. My aunt is the one living there anyway, so, well, whatever floats her boat.
Two bedrooms and a bathroom in the middle shown here,first floor.There are 2 bedrooms on the second floor, and 3 bathrooms total. We werent able to take pics of the family room at the back. There’s a sliding glass door there that leads to the back garden,which looks so much nicer than the frontyard. And that’s where we barbecue and hang -out.
Oh, yeah, there’s our old swing, ha ha. It’s still there. It’s at the side of our house,near the water tank. I had fond memories of that swing.
So, yeah, this is where we’ll be by Wednesday, US time. We’ll take newer pics when we get there. Maybe my aunt redecorated or whatnot, but dad said the front yard is still a jungle.Oh, well,we don[t live there anymore, anyway.
So, this is it. Tomorrow , we leave. Bye for now, and PEACE ! !

Pls accept my apology

We called Reservations this morning at 6. The load is 21 overbooked economy,with 17 available business class. Yesterday, we have decided to try today no matter what the load is, but then we were told also that tomorrow, economy is overbooked by only 2 ( yes, only 2 passenegers ) and available business class seats is 27. So, it makes sense that we instead go tomorrow …. at least we save on gasoline and dad doesn’t need to be absent from work 2 days in a row just in case we get bumped off  today.
Before I forget, to the person to whom these few words of apology  are intended for, in case you are reading me, I didn’t mean to swear. It was a shocked reaction, a shocked anger, if you will, so please forgive me. T.T
Okay… I guess this will be one of the last 2 blogs before I go on a 1-month hiatus. I intend to write another one tonight, although, seriously, what else can I talk about? Right now, I’m too numbed to think…. I  feel like a walking zombie . 
                      All our luggagges have been locked and they’re all at the door. I’ll just put in my toiletries in my hand-carried bag and we’re all ready to go tomorrow. This is my second vacation after 6 years, but I don’t feel any excitement at all. Not after what happened yesterday. But I’ll try to show some enthusiasm when I’m there. I owe it to my relatives and friends who are excited to see us again.
But seriously, what I feel right now, I find everything so irrelevant and so insignificant.


Love this song! U2 rules.
Do you know how to boil an egg ? Add some salt to the water to prevent eggs from cracking up. Then bring water to brisk boil,and let boil for 5 more minutes.
I feel bad that my favorite manga has been taken off MangaFox… Skip Beat. MangaFox voluntarily took  off a lot of mangas,including Bleach,Naruto, etc,due to alleged copyright infringement.  But do the mangakas know that they become popular because they are read free online worldwide ? Without such sites like MangaFox and OneManga, nobody would know about them,especially the ones that have not been published outside of Japan. Viz, the major publisher here in the US says they are losing money……. well, they are losing money because of the nation’s economic woes . Most avid readers of mangas also buy published mangas if available . I buy Skip Beat even if I can read it free online. These websites is like where I windowshop first before i buy what I like.  Goong is the next thing that I’ll buy. Good thing Korean mangakas and publishers are not complaining yet.
We’re leaving tomorrow Monday. I hope we don;t get bumped off the waiting list.
I don’t think it’s such a good idea to use my aunt’s computer in the Philippines to write a blog . I don’t want my aunt to check out my emails and my blog . Yeah, I know it’s public, and anyone can read but i don’t want my family and aunt to sniff into my stuff.  Good thing my aunt doesn’t use her computer much. She doesn’t even know how to email.  So, anyways, if we get lucky and we’re able to leave, that means , this would be my last blog until we get back here. That’s about a month from now.
Well, this is it for now.  Peace.




Okay, it’s a joke. Things like this only happen in movies and telenovelas, or novels. ^^" Geez.  But it’s a nasty joke. And, seriously, I don’t want anymore drama. I mean, really. What else will pile up on top of this ? I know there’s another one coming soon when I get to the Philippines. I can feel it . Later on, I will delete again what I just wrote here, that one in big, bold capital letters, because whatever prompted that outburst was just one plain, nasty,cruel joke.  Do you know cold ice crept from my head to my toes ? That was nasty. Never, ever make jokes like that. Please.

Tell me it’s a joke

Dear Lord, tell me it’s a joke ! ! You just can’t say this kind of stuff and not get this kind of reaction.That’s so unfair.

Go, Miley Cyrus, LOL


NoteNote Party in California, go see the Hollywood sign NoteNote

LOL Just couldn’t resist this.  What a happy song .  * dances happily * Woot !


I’m dead meat… whew ! * sweat *

I’m dead meat. @_@  But at least it’s out of my system now, he he. I like the feeling . It’s cathartic.  Whew ! * sweat *
Hello ! < dances happily >
I just had my hair trimmed. And mom and I shopped at the Filipino store.  At the rate I’m going, that was eventful. LOL 
I fell asleep while writing a blog last night.  I didn’t get enough sleep the other day, just 2 hours at the most.  Uhm, yeah, mom is determined to start being serious about the trip starting Monday, no matter what the plane load is. We know it would be bloody, what with the 2 hour trip going to San Francisco airport. But we have to start trying, everyday, if that’s how it would be.
Wow. Really. Nothing beats honesty and frankness. And consequences be damned. But , I’m glad there are no dire consequences to be damned. I’m surprised I feel happy at the outcome. It’s like a closure to a drama, and it’s got a happy ending.  Oh, not the classic happy ending that we know ….  like happily ever after ?  Holy smokes, no ! That’s mentally and physically impossible. LOL  But, I feel really at ease now. Yeah, and elated too. So, Alex, if you’re reading this, Raphael is one happy fellow.
Oh, this is a nice song by Boys Like Girls. Taylor Swift is on duet with the guy, I wonder why she’s not on the video.
Well, this is all for now. ….. Okay, i know, I’ve been boring you guys to tears, but what can i do ? My life’s been temporarily on hold…….. but I promise to write more interesting blogs when i get to the Philippines. 
So, as ever, Peace. Muaaaah ! Red lipsRed heartRed roseSunRainbow

Chris Crocker and Shane Dawson

It’s 2:31 AM. @#$%^& ing caffeine.  I drank too much of it tonight. Well, I ve been catching up on Shane Dawson’s and Chris Crocker’s you tube stupidities. Shane Dawson’s I think has lost its charm. Everything’s gone old and dated. And Chris Crocker….. ah, what can I say ? Freaking psycho. I don’t think I’ll watch them again. But then, I said that too the last time I watched them.
I decided not to attend the party. To my regret. I chose Shane Dawson over a potentially fun night.  Bummer.  And to think I’ve been complaining about my pathetic social life, or lack thereof.  Each day, I don’t know if that is the day we leave. It seems everything has been put on hold.
LOL My day has been so boring writing about it made me feel sleepy.  Yay ! Well, I;m off to lalaland.
Goodnight or good day ! Be happy. Sleeping half-moonSunRed rose
Oh, before I go, here’s something  for those who are about to sleep too, Gosh, this song is ancient , but oh so sweet.  LMAO !  Allright, you can smack me for this, ha ha ha.  I discovered this searching for a goodnight song and this sounds the sweetest of them all.  ^________^  Geez, look at the time……it’s 3:43 AM !


LOL I’m getting my prepositions crossed. (  Uhm, I’m not sure about the term )1. " He hollered to "HIS " daughters. 2. "HIS " grandma is more interested…. LOL  I don’t usually reread what i write here. This time I did and it hurt my eyes.


I’m still here. I’m not saying anything. T.T
This is really getting ridiculous.
Oh, well. This is how the cookie crumbles.  ( ^__^ )"
Uhm, I’m thinking of what to write now.  I’m supposed to go to a party tonight. Eh. I don’t feel like going. I just want to lie down in bed and stare at the ceiling.  Mini mini,mini, mo….. Okay, maybe I’ll go. Who knows ? Maybe I’ll see the man of my dreams there, that knight in shining armor, my hero, my Adonis……. @_____@……. I highly doubt it. Most likely  just the usual suspects, my former high school classmates.  ( ^_^ )/   I doubt that Mike has suddenly turned into a hunk, or Jimmy into a hawtie from last week.    LOL !  Oh, wait, that waiter at Oz ! He’s got potential ! Now, what’s his name ? He was third year when I graduated from high school. I hope he gets invited again.  Anyways, how come we don’t get attracted to people we’ve known for ages ?  Well, Antonio  was cute, but he farted, and it was quite smelly too. Ralph liked to eat paper.  Richard was just plain nasty.  Now, Keith….. I had a crush on him . But he moved to another place. keith had the bluest eyes I’d ever seen, almost the color of my space here, aqua. And surprisingly, he had an American Indian blood.  @_@ And he was one of the top 10 when we graduated from elementary. Aaargh. No use talking about him. He’s gone.  Oh, well. I’m just reminiscing. ^^
I packed just 2 pairs of shorts. I don’t want to make my legs dinner to thousands of mosquitos in the Philippines.  When we got home from there, my legs and arms were full of mosquito bites, and it took almost a month before the black marks disappeared.  I also packed 2 boxes of Special K cereals. …. That’s breakfast.  I don’t know if they sell Kellog’s in the Philippines.  But I need my Special K.  Back to mosquitos…. how come the Phil is packed with mosquitos ? Is it because it’s a tropical country ? Are there mosquitos in Indonesia and malaysia ? Mom said there were no mosquitos in Singapore and Hongkong.  Seriously, the mosquitos bothered me when I was there. And the traffic too. It was unbelievable .  We could only go to one place in one day. The traffic took almost all of our available hours. And there were no crosswalks. Pedestrians just crossed streets anywhere they wanted to and it was just so dangerous. The drivers there were unbelievably rude and discourteous, too.  Our city here was voted as having the most courteous drivers in the US so it was rather a culture shock to us.  And the salesclerks at department stores were rude and weren’t very helpful. And they used heavy cosmetics, and their faces were so plastered with white powder, several layers lighter than their skin. They reminded me of  Japanese Noh actors and geishas.  No, I’m not dissing my own countrymen. I’m proud to be one of them.  These are just my observations. Filipinos should make some improvements in these areas that I mentioned, like the traffic. It was really hideous.  Oh, by the way, I also saw a lot of smokers. They smoked everywhere. @___@  But, I liked the food. The only thing that I didn’t like about the food that were being served there was the quantity. It was miniscule. Rice was the size of a golfball. I swear a golfball was even bigger. I mean, was that just half a cup ? Well, in a way, that’s good. No wonder Filipina women are so slim.  Here in the US, it’s like the battle of the bulge at every meal. Our relatives from the Philippines who came here to visit us were amazed at the amount of food we eat. We took them to several eat all you can restaurants and they were like @________@ ! ! A hundred different dishes, rows and rows of food.  Back home, they said, there are maybe just a little over a dozen, and more often than not, some dishes are not immediately refilled. And the small size soda containers here are already big size in the Philippines.  My cousins were shocked at the real big size cups here. hahaha.
Oh, my, I thought I had nothing to write. Turned out I had a lot to say. Well, folks, just you wait for my " observations " and experiences when I get there.   I hope it will be interesting.
Well, bye for now. Have a pleasant day, y’all. Sun Be happy .Red heart          

perfect teeth, so the dentist told me

Yes ! Perfect bill of health. The dentist said I have perfect teeth, not a single pinprick of cavity.  Anyways, I had my wisdom teeth surgery checked out…. good…… then he cleaned my teeth. Believe it or not, everything took 1 1/2 hours. I don’t want to eat dinner yet. I want to savor my very clean teeth,  for a few more  hours. I don’t want them contaminated by food yet.  And, …… I’m glad there’s at least one thing in me that’s perfect….. my teeth. ha ha ha 
Yup, a kiss – ready lips, with dentist- clean teeth.  Open-mouthed smile 
This one’s a happy song by Faith Hill. It ‘s a pity I couldn’t get the real video…….< Embedding disabled >……. but well, you get the point, he he he.
I’m more relaxed now that I don’t stress over our stupid trip. Yeah, we’re going, there’s no doubt about that, but mom and I don’t care anymore if we stay there one week or one month. The tickets are free, anyways.  Oh, and in fact, last time we went there, we left July 3, and I don’t remember my mom stressing over that. We were ready to leave even earlier than this, like 1st week of June, if I recall correctly. 
And I’m going to make the most of my short stay there. I hope my childhood friends will still be as excited to see me as last time. I remember I surprised my friends Summer and Oases when I knocked on their door. It was their dad who opened the door, and when he realized it was me, he hollered to her daughters that I was there, then he got his camera and took my pictures. @___@  Yeah. It seemed everyone wanted a piece of me, he he . And the guys just hang out right across from our house, an empty lot, and there’s a cement table and benches there, and that’s where they sat,  looking over at our house, trying to get my attention.  And I was just 14 years old.  I anticipate something more interesting now that we’re all older.  Is Bongi still gay, or has he turned a new leaf ? How about Paolo ? Hmmm, her grandma’s more interested in me, I heard.  I hope he didn’t grow taller. He was already 5’10’ at age 13.  And Richard…… I heard he’s come out…. well, I do remember he used to scream like a girl.  Hmm, seriously, how come there are so many gays in the Philippines ? Or is it the fact that Filipinos are the most tolerant people in the world ? That’s what I heard. Ask any gay in San Francisco where they want to settle if things go wrong here in the US…. the Philippines.  I heard they hold gay beauty pageants over there, and, they’re televised.
This is my second blog for today. I can barely open my eyes now.,,,,,goodnight,Sleeping half-moonRed rose and peace.Red rose

I’m the shooting star

I’m not going to write about my travel woes.  I’m upset. Today, we sure are not leaving. I didn’t cancel my dental appointment,  I have one at 3 PM, then I work from 6 PM to close. Well, healthy teeth are important too. I need that for my killer smile. he he …… And, since Mom picked me up at work one hour early yesterday, I just lost $ 9.00 off my salary. Okay, that’s not much, but I’m poor, so every penny counts. I holler for a dollar ….Sad smile….. The point is, this waiting has wreaked havoc on my schedule……………… so, okay, I don’t have a schedule. ^^" I aimlessly just plod along. But, it’s still upsetting , literally. Last night I had a nasty stomach ache.  That was due to tension, I’m sure of that. I just slept it off. Sleepy smile
My aunt called again. I heard Mom complaining about my dad to my aunt. And he could hear it too. * Dad, you deserve that *
Mom just put in a bottle of wine, ranch dressing, parmesan cheese, and some other stuff in my luggage.  @___@   * Mom? Seriously ! Put that cheese in your luggage. I don’t want my clothes to smell of cheese ! *
I don’t actually call my parents mom and dad. I call them Mama and Papa. But when I talk or write about them to other people, they’re mom and dad. Mama and Papa seems icky.  And, I call my older sister Ate ( ah-teh ) and my older brother Kuya ( koo-yah ). I intend to keep this Asian tradition. My future kids shall call their older siblings  the same way, even if their last names are Smith or………… Kazinsky. ^^ I hope I’ll have a Spanish one for my married name.  aaargh. I’m thinking so way ahead of the future. I need to find a boyfriend first. I’m  Miss Zero. Smile with tongue out  Ooooh, I just read an article yesterday. It’s about 19 things not to ask a " single " girl.  Well, I don’t mind being asked those 19 questions, except the fact they’re mostly cliches and so boring.  The one that is most frequently asked of me is " you’re so cute, so why are you alone ? " @____@  Well, definitely it isn’t from lack of admirers. There’s always one in every class that I attend. @___@         I don’t know. Maybe I’m a zombie ? Embarrassed smile No, I don’t think so. If I had not deleted some of the blogs I wrote here, you’d know I could be crazily emo too. Too much drama , in fact.
(^____^)".  Problem is, the ones that I do like are literally  unreachable, like  Keanu Reeves . Sad smile And, ,… that one……. Wilted rose Well, that’s all water under the bridge now. As the cliche goes, the guy of my dreams will appear when I least expect it. I just hope he’s not like a shooting star that will just streak by past me and disappear. Smile
This is all for now. Have a lovely day . Sun Peace.Red rose

dad doesn’t care

Mom and I are totally pissed off. It’s 3 PM right now, and dad is not calling. Mom called reservations, and statistically, we have a chance tonight.  Yes, it’s 40 overbooked, but business class ahs 41 available seats. Those that have been overbooked will be given an upgrade to business class. PAL is not stupid. They will not overbook unless there are seats available somewhere, and statistically, there’s always a 5 to 10 % no-show. But , DAD IS NOT CALLING. His cell phone is on message mode, and his office phone has been out of order since forever ! ! How can we leave ?  < pounding the bed > * tears up * stupid dad ! he doesn’t care. If we’re going to leave tonight, we should be leaving in an hour ! ! I came from work . I was supposed to work til 4 PM but mom picked me up. FOR WHAT !

Just have to post this song, so beautiful

 This song is just so beautiful. Do I need to be old to appreciate this ?
                                  " It’s not the number of breath one takes
                                    It’s the moments that take one’s breath away "
So, listen and enjoy.  " Take My Breath Away " by Berlin.