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Updates from Home…

The other day, Chel and the kids and the not so old kids went out for some fun, ate out and shopping galore.

Yesterday, they couldn't find all my bilins, hay buhay….

Today, Wena found Pugad Baboy Series 10 & Muro Ami, still hunting for the other bilins on the list. No luck on Rex Navarrete audio and dvd. Sina Chel naman went to see Vince pedia then ate out again, tuwang tuwa daw si Vince and gustong gusto kumain ng soup. He's 3kg overweight heh….

Dinner tonight will be at Red & Blu's place, dinner on Friday will be at Wena & Imat's place and barbecue lunch on Saturday at Tita Lorie & Tito Dayo's place….sayans I miss all these happenings…..

Today's Quote - Tues., 30 Aug

"He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it." - Charron

Missing home and the family....

I should have come with Chel and go back for a short break. Hearing about her arrival and the excitement of the kids makes me wish I was there too...Sumama naman daw si Vince sa kanya agad. Today they were all together for lunch sa bahay, ang ulam ay pritong tulingan at bulanglang...tsalap nun...

Sayang dapat kahapon nung ihatid namin si Chel ay dinala ko na lang yung passport ko at naka pag chance passenger sana hehe...

Hopefully, I will receive updates on a daily basis from home about all their happenings...

Mga bilin sa uuwi….

Uuwi na nga po si Chel bukas at ang dami dami kong pinapabili, eto ang partial list:
- Pugad Baboy series 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 16 - (meron na ko nung iba, kakatawa kasi 'tong collection na ito...)
- Cesar Montano movies – Muro Ami, Bagong Buwan, Rizal, Panaghoy sa Suba (puera Machete ha...)
- Eric Quizon movies – Happy together (with Teta kwe-rekkkkk) and Pusong Mamon (an old movie that I really really like, Eric Quizon at his bakla best)
- Roderick Paulate movie – Petrang Kabayo (heh…tingnan natin ang galing ni sister mag hanap)

At eto naman ang mga pagkain na dapat lang dalhin nya pabalik dito:
- Longanisa
- Sinaing na Tulingan (sa Batangas lang meron nyan...)
- Atsarang murang kalabasa
- Tinumis
- Tuyong kamyas

Ano pa ba???

On Leave na naman...

Opo, on leave na naman ako kasi schedule ng check-up ni labs and at the same time labas naman si cousin from hospital. Eto after a hectic day, nagluluto naman ako ng ipapadala ko sa mga favorite pamangkins.

And pupunta dito ang mga Tita ko to take care of my cousin, so dito daw muna stay sa bahay at mas komportable kasi para sa kanilang lahat lalo na para dun sa naoperahan. Sana nga ay tuloy tuloy na ang pag galing nya at wala ng maging complications.

K, at nag ding dong na niluluto ko....

Vitamin Deficiency

Since I am always feeling tired, the only conclusion that I can think of is I am lacking in some vitamins so off I go yesterday to browse the shelves of local drug store here. I am particularly looking into the type of vitamin supplements that will apply to whatever I am in lack of. I always feel tired, I feel stressed and my vertigo is now a continuous thing. Finally after quite a while, with almost reading every supplements there is, I found a Vitamin B Complex with this description “For fatigue, stress, irritability and lack of energy“. So grab it I did and start taking it last night. Hopefully it will help me….Another type of supplement I’ve found contains Ginko Biloba which is good for vertigo daw. I did not buy it yet because I don’t want to take too much tablets. We’ll see first how it goes with this Vitamin B Complex. Anyway a year ago I was taking Vitamin C & Vitamin E as supplements but with all the negative feedback I am reading on too much in-take makes me stop taking …

Kaka-pagor……

Super na kaka pagod ang current work load ko. Feeling ko parang semento na katigas ang balikat ko sa muscle pain…huhuhu…
Buti pa si sister at uuwi this Saturday sa Pinas. Sana maka uwi din ako sa November para makapag pahinga naman at maiba ang environment. Environment ng walang pera hehehe, pag umuuwi ka kasi dun makikita mo ang paligid, yung mga tao na nahihirapan sa pinansyal na aspeto ng buhay kaya after na ma-recharge ka, sumaya ka at nakita mo ang pamilya mo ay kanda-kumagmag kang bumalik dito at parang feeling mo napaka suerte mo at ng pamilya mo dahil me matino kang source of income..….

The half-week that was...

Thursday - was a bit scary because of my first cousin. He was hospitalized here. The doctors couldn't confirmed if it was his appendix or what. So after office we went there to check on him, I've asked for a senior specialist and they decided to operate, but still he's not sure if it's appendix..nakupo kako bakit di nila alam...then we wait and wait for the OR availability and sus two hours kaming naghintay..around 9pm pinasok na sya sa OR, we waited until 11.30 and still he hasn't come out so we decided to go home first and just left my other cousin to stay and wait..ay sus!! it turns out di nga pala appendix, nagfuse yung intestines nya and the doctor have to cut the damaged intestines..about 5 inches was taken, i think. The doctor called it diverticulitis. He said the intestine was so inflamed and has abcess already...buti na lang naoperahan. Kaso mahirap pala talaga dito magkasakit kasi di namin alam ang sop nila dito...

Friday - work, work, work and after offic…

One for the go, one for the stay and one for the come back……

We're discussing on what will be the ideal number of days it will take to fly to manila and be with the family for a minimum impact on current work load…we'll, my friend was saying two days will be enough, I told her she should make it three…one for flying there, one for staying at home to see the whole family and one for flying back here….

And since we now have this Budget Airlines here this is really so feasible pero bitin….for me I must have at least one week to enjoy being home again.

Ano ba ang bago??….

Wala naman ganun pa rin ang buhay pero kahapon naka usap ko yung bespren ko na dun na base sa Oz…thankful ako at naka usap ko sya, medyo nagliwanag ang mga hindi maliwanag…(labo no??!!)

Sa home base ganun pa rin kuento, di kasi ako gano nakakatawag kasi nga sandamakmak ang work load ko. Buti na lang nauso ang text messaging kaya kahit papano me update from pinas. Yung sis ko uuwi this Aug27, at dahil ulit sa dami ng trabaho ko ay hindi ako makakasama kaya eto naglilista na lang ako ng papabili ko sa pinas…balak kong uwi ay last week of Oct na lang until second week of Nov…medyo feel na ang pasko by then di ba?....but still, we'll see how it goes…
Tapos na po…..

PRAYER FOR THE DAY - Tue, 16 Aug

Last night and this morning I asked the LORD for guidance and this is what HE gave me today...

"Lord, your love brings freedom and pardon. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and set my heart ablaze with your love that nothing may make me lose my temper, ruffle my peace, take away my joy, nor make me bitter towards anyone."

Today's Quote - Mon., 15 Aug

"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do a good work today." - Elbert Hubard

Hagya nang nakaupo....

Sunday and as usual chima-a-a ang role ng lola...ngayon lang ako naka upo at naka sulat dito. Pero tuwa naman ako at nakatulog ako ng husto kaninang umaga, 10am lang naman ako bumangon...

Dami ko ginawa today, linis room, palit beddings and towels, linis bathroom, cook lunch, do filings, pick up clothes for recycling and at the same time separate those not being used but still new and will sent back home. Naka luto na rin ako ng para sa hapunan at sisimba daw kami ni kumander by six pm. Nakapagbake pa ko ng bread pudding, ayos din parang custard cake....almusal din yun sa opis bukas....

So sign off muna ko at still have a bit to do before going to church....

A new opportunity

I was thinking so hard if I will take the chance for a new job opportunity. The salary will be good but on the other hand I will be taken out of my comfort zone. Am I ready for that move?

What bothers me most is not the job scope coz I'll be able to do it. It's my being mental about certain things plus my physical tolerances are what concern me most. I am always having a problem with my short fuse when I am tired and stressed-out that I am afraid this new opportunity will have me on thin strings at all times, imagine then the impact on my temper and physical strength.
What to do....what to do....

Happy Birthday Iel….

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Today is Liel's 11th birthday. Ang bilis talaga ng panahon, dati rati si Iel ay tabatsingtsing na bata pa na sa kakapalan ng buhok ay itsurang sumo wrestler lalo na kapag nakapusod. He grew up at my sis in-laws place and he was really into watching so much tv. Wala kasing kalaro nung bata pa sya so parang loner and doesn’t want any other kids to play with….sus kung pag-gabutan ba si tisay hehehe…. And take note dati wag mong babatiin yan kasi sobrang suplado sa personal. Kala nga namin super pilyo sya pag lumaki pero ngayon super bait na sya. What really stands on my mind was the one time I visited him at their place and he wants to come with me to the city, I was meeting one of my friends then…so I have no choice, I think he was around 3yrs old that time. He came with me and I was driving and I was so afraid he'll be hurt and still he ended up with a bump on his forehead caused by my heavy feet on the accelerator, so when we go back to our barrio he was in front of me at the …

Request ni Iel...

Eto latest from sis...Sabi daw ni Iel magluto bukas ng macaroni soup pero wag na wag daw sasabihin sa kanyang Tito Red na ibili sya ng cake at wag na wag daw mag iimbita hahaha...totally the opposite of Jolo talaga...

New Service Provider

We didn't have internet connections for the past two days, we terminated the Singtel service and signed-up for Star-hub connections. The techie just came and did the set-up for the new internet connections, with wireless and broadband router. This is better because i'ts faster and we can use 3 to 4 pc at the same time. AND I can use wireless connections so now I can use my Apple ibook and can now browse while in bed, wuhooo....
Such a nerd heh...

National Day…

Today is the 40th national Day here in Singapore. This is a big celebration for them and of course today is a holiday kaya andito lang kami sa bahay. I am not feeling that well, my vertigo is acting up again, maybe too much tv, reading and cross stitching yesterday. Labs went to Pulau Ubin with some friends. Mag biking daw sila dun, I was suppose to go but then I backed-out last night.

So later this day we will watch the National Day parade on tv. This is always the main event of their National Day. They have reasons to be proud of. The NDP is a big celebration and well coordinated, there is so much participations from each school and the audience turn-up is always huge, such a great way to celebrate. I have written something about this already last year on my other diary. I hope I can post it here, it’s something like a comparison about our own country’s celebration and the way they celebrate it here….

Found it and here goes:
Aug 10, ‘04
So before I lose my momentum on the last National …

I was on leave…

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Yap, on leave ako ngayon and I feel good. Gumising ako ng 9.30am, nag ligpit ligpit tapos nag breakfast lang then nag start na mag-bake ng chocolate chip cookies. The recipe was taken from forwarded emails about someone who felt she was cheated by Famous Amos Cookies, well I didn’t know if the story is true but the taste of the cookies is the same as the original Amos cookies. So every now and then basta me extra time ako I always bake them….

Biking at East Coast Park

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Pumunta kami sa East Coast Park, medyo me kalayuan sa bahay namin pero sulit naman. Nag ikot ikot dun para naman maka relax ng konti. Ganda ng place and since di na ko gano sanay mag bike ang narenta namin ni labs eh yung dalawahan. Enjoy naman kami going around in our bikes, medyo masakit nga lang sa legs and butt. Di na kasi sanay, the last time I rode a bike was during my trip with Claire & Tom at Villa Escudero, sows 1998 pa yata yun…

After one hour of going around masakit na mga pwet and legs so we had an early dinner na lang at Mcdo because of the kids. Maaga din kaming naka uwi. Enjoy naman ang lahat and hopefully maulit muli.

I just have to rant......

rant...rant...rant...blah..blah...blah...rant..rant..rant
grrrrrrrrr........

tapos na po

Still on Harry Potter...

I've so much work load these days and I can not update this on my daily happenings, anyway I've found this article about Harry Potter Book Six and I couldn't resist posting it...


Harry Potter’: A cauldron full of hot, strong love
By Marie Jamora

The Philippine STAR 07/31/2005
This Week’s Winner
Marie Jamora is a freelance director and a third-year MFA film student at Columbia University, New York. She has directed music videos for bands like Sandwich, Imago, itchyworms!, Kjwan, Sponge Cola, and the Eraserheads. Her short film, Quezon City, starring Jeffrey Quizon and Julia Clarete, was in competition at last year’s Cinemanila International Film Festival. At night, she also gigs around, playing drums for her bands Blast Ople and Boldstar.

The Muggle Liaison Office has its hands full right now. Non-magical folk everywhere are gobbling up Harry Potter books like Wonka candy bars, yet no one seems to be getting satisfied. No, this does not mean that the new book, Harry Potter and …

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