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Just got back....

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We arrived on Feb 20 from the short break, okay rin masaya...we took Jetstar Airways for cheaper fare but it's almost the same as PAL kasi late na kami nag decide umuwi..

Well, I got to see all my favorite people. Eric got to see his university friends after 12yrs kaya enjoy na enjoy si labs..…

Here's some photos:
Taken at the mango farm,




Labs with his University friends,











The cute kids, with Rigor & Iel,



Eto yung bahay ni Rizal sa Calamba kaso close that day (Sunday) and we did not get in, sayang:











And lastly my fave flower pic from that vacation, taken with labs new toy (Canon SLR EOS 400D)













Chinese New Year - Lo Hei

Got this from email, eto yung tino-toss nila na mix of veggie, etc during chinese year...read on...

For the information of those new to this tradition:
'Lo Hei' is celebrated during Chinese New Year, from the 7th day (24th February) up to the end of Chinese New Year celebration (4th March) and literally means the "mixing upwards of prosperity and progress". If you have the dish in the restaurants, it will generally be presented with auspicious phrases that signify prosperity, progress and longevity:

Step 1 - Wishing customers 'Gong Xi Fa Cai' (congratulations, may wealth come your way), and 'Wan Shi Ru Yi' (may everything go smoothly)
Step 2 - When adding the lime juice, they will say 'Da Ji Da Li' (good luck and blessing)
Step 3 - On placing the fish in the vegetables, they say 'Nian Nian You Yu' (abundance of wealth), and 'Long Ma Jing Shen' (enjoy good health).
Step 4 - On sprinkling the pepper and 5-spi…

The legend of St. Valentine

Received thru email....


Today, February 14, candies, gifts, and most especially flowers, will be exchanged between loved ones as the entire world celebrates the most romantic holiday of all, Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, it is a time from all walks of life to express affection and devotion to their loved ones. But while this occasion has always been associated with love and romance, legend tells us that the history of Valentine’s Day — and its patron saint — is shrouded in mystery.

Although it hasn’t been proven historically, there were purportedly seven men named Valentine who were honored with feasts on February 14. Of these seven men, two stories link incidents that could have given our present day meaning to St. Valentine’s Day. One of these men named Valentine was a priest during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Valentine was very much revered by the people, with the young and old, rich and poor, attending his services. At this time, Emperor Claudius was actively recruiting men to …

Going back....

Yap, decided just now to go back again sa bayang hinirang from Feb 16 - Feb 20. It's a long holiday from work and I want to spend it at home. I figure that if I don't go this time the next feasible time that I can get off from work will be around July-August already or not at all until next Christmas...

Anyway now that it is decided I have to buy a ticket on-line. It's a bit expensive but what the heck..I will still earned it and at least I can go and see the whole family again specially Vince, Allie, Jolo, Iel & Arvin. Kantahan ka ba naman ni Vince lagi sa telepono ng "sitsiritsit alibangbang"....

See you soon love ones....

Current Read

Noli Me Tangere back to back with El Filibusterismo.

Bought it last Dec at national bookstore.
Just want to read it again without a teacher hovering at the background.
Frankly I did not remember any significant thing about it during my secondary studies so I need to read back and analyze it again if I can.

I feel I owe it to Rizal & the Philippines.

Language here…

I was and always am bewildered by the way they convene certain phrases here but then sometimes I myself use these to be understood…
Talk about complete assimilation hehe…

Here’s a sample list lah, all must have the proper Singaporean intonation leeeh:
1.Where got…
2.Where got no such thing..
3.Can or cannot
4.On it
5.Off it
6.Correct or not

All is considered here as one complete sentence so go figure…