A day with the little boy

I was so amazed to see how my baby understands me well, except if he's throwing tantrums and repeatedly says "ayaw."

The daddy and I decided to bring along Joshua to TP and go straight to Megamall afterwards. The daddy went home to eat breakfast and take a bath while I gave Joshua a bath in our house. He ws throwing tantrums na during the bath session pero he immediately behave when I told him to behave kung sasama siya sa amin.

After dressing him up, I told him na mommy will take a bath na rin and he behaves while he's with mama. Take a bath then the moment I went out of the bathroom, bumuntot na ang bata sa akin. I ask if he want's milk as he looks sleepy na. He said yes so nagtimpla naman ako. I told him na dun muna siya sa room ni mama magdede which he immediately followed.

After I dress up and prepared everything for him, I told him to bid goodbye na to mama and wear his cap na kasi we're going out na. Ayun, he bid mama goodbye, kiss and hug her tapos he doesn't want to wear his cap then hawak hawak niya pa yung bottle niya. I told him na iwan na niya yun tapos wear his cap na. When we are about to leave the house, he utter "Pooh! Pooh! Pooh!", meaning he needs to bid goodbye to Pooh. I let him bid Pooh goodbye then off we went to the road.

We flag down a tricycle and the little boy is so behave while we're inside. He's also so behave while we are inside the jeep. Then went we get off the jeep, he saw the daddy waiting for us na sa may bus terminal. At first, he was restless inside the bus and later on doze off to sleep.

Arrived at Megamall and he was still sleeping. I'm kinda hungry na so I made yaya to daddy to eat first before going to TP. He woke up when the daddy says Jollibee. Hay... He's so fond of Jollibee na everytime he see one, he always wave his hand while saying "Hi."

After eating at Jollibee (siya nakakaubos ng french fries ni daddy), went to TP na. He's so makulit, buti na lang takot siya sa guard kaya he behaves when the guard look at him. After accounting, went to the bank na. While I was in the counter, daddy and him was sitting in the couch with one lady on the other end. When the lady stood up and went out of the bank, Joshua immediately stood up and get the coins na nahulog sa bulsa nung lady and run after her while saying "Oh! Oh! Oh!" Siyempre the lady didn't notice him. The daddy told Joshua na lang to give the coins to the coin bank.

Afterwards, we went to Mega to buy nipples. Ayun ayaw bitawan at kumuha pa ng bottle. After paying, he still doesn't want us to carry nor put the plastic in the bag. Basta he was holding it tight as well as his cap, ayaw talagang isuot.

Afterwards, punta naman kami Festival Mall kasi masyadong crowded sa Mega. While we were inside the bus, may tumabi sa amin na lady na may kasamang baby. Aba, tinatabig ang paa na dumidikit sa pants ni daddy. Masyadong seloso. Lol!

Pag dating sa Festival, super likot at wala kaming nagawa even shopping. Naglaro muna kami sa Pixie Forest. Daddy likes yung nangunguha ng stuff toy and whenever mahuhulog yung toy nagclaclap ng hands si Joshua as if nanghihinayang. Tapos we eat sa Shakey's. Ayun super likot, parang inip na inip na kasi. Basta everytime sinusubuan ko siya, he points to my mouth meaning subo din ako. Pag daddy na nagsusubo sa kanya, same thing din. He points to my mouth telling his daddy to give me food din.

After that, we saw SIL and BIL. Sabay na kami pauwi sa kanila. And the baby is so behave sa car. Hehe! When we got home, ayaw pang matulog. Buti na lang after a few minutes, nakatulog din.

That's how our day was yesterday with Joshua. Super tiring pero fun.

TP again

Remember last week when I really am hating TP. Yesterday, I almost blew up my mind in their Accounting office.

It was like, I waited for my last pay so long that I expecting it would be very easy to get. There are some disputes in it but all ends well.

Arrived at TP ten minutes past 1 but their office is still closed. Lunch break daw sabi ng guard. Ok. Waited for ten more minutes and finally they open their office, I immediately approach them. After giving them the requirements, they gave me a quit claim that I should have signed by HR.

After HR, went back to them though I was kinda confused kasi super liit lang nung makukuha. Come to think of it na I wasn't able to get my last pay ha. Buti na lang the assistant is mabait to entertain my inquiries. I told her na I wasn't able to get my last pay as stated in the quit claim kasi I surrendered my atm na to HR the time they release the payroll. She called the bank then like after 30 minutes (I'm kinda in a hurry na kasi the bank might close already) told me na I can withdraw the money over the counter. Yehey!

So went to the bank and get the money and went straight to Mega for shopping with the Daddy and the baby.

No more snooze

I promise not to snooze my phone once it alarms. I swear! I was absent yesterday because of it. I alarm my phone 3:15 am. Yeah, I woke up when it alarmed but went back to sleep. Low and behold, I woke up at 5:15 am. Oh my God! I am super late na.

Hence, I texted my Boss and told him na I won't be able to go to work. Made up stories though kasi kakahiya if I say na I woke up late na kaya I won't be able to report to work.

Tapos night time na, my boss called me up if I would be able to go to work today. Teehee! I made him report to work daw kahapon eh he's on leave. Sorry!

Anyways, I really swear I won't be absent to work anymore.

After Christmas

I'm back to work again. As usual, I arrived at work with tons of network problems. We were unable to fix all on the day before Christmas.

We celebrated our Christmas in MIL's house. Unfortunately, while Joshua and I were watching Barney, natulog si Daddy. I forgot the time, and the time we finished watching Barney, it's 10 pm na pala. We were unable to attend mass tuloy.

An hour before Christmas, Joshua finally cap his day and sleep. So kami lang ni Daddy ang nagcelebrate. (Read: MIL and SILs are so lazy to get up and eat.) We had a sumptuous meal and after an hour we hit the bed na rin. I just wish na by the time Joshua will be able to remember his toddler years, we have our own house na and celebrate Christmas the way I wanted it to be.

Yesterday naman, Joshua woke up so early and I felt na katutulog ko pa lang. We ate breakfast then Daddy and him went to GMIL's house for their yearly gift giving. Afterwards, we went back home to my mom's house.

That's how simple our Christmas was spent. Simple it may seem, but the most important part of it was we were together the whole time.

Happy Holidays!!!

"Christmas is forever, not just for one day,
For loving, sharing, giving, are not put away
Like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself..."
-Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Everyday Be Christmas," 1976

Enjoy the Holiday Season, however you celebrate it.
glitter merry christmas

Chat, Jojo, Joshua

Happy network problems

I admit I'm still a newbie in the company I am presently working with. Just started with them last November, hence, I still have a lot of things that I need to learn. But today really made me pissed off. Gawd! I arrived at work with tons of problems waiting for me. Last night, my boss actually reconfigured the whole network. Kuddos to him! But unfortunately, he forgots to give me an update as to whether the whole project was done or not. And now, all operation teams have network problem. Well, I tried to contact him but he doesn't answer my call.

Nah! Good luck to me as our phone never stops on ringing because of network problems. Hay... I dunno what to do now...

TP sucks!

I'm telling the whole world that TP sucks! Gawd! Sure, they hire many unemployed out there in just 1 day. But, once you're with them, you'll swear that their system sucks! Lucky I am I was able to get out of that hell. But still, they owe me grand.

Let me tell you how one of their system works. A month ago, I resigned from TP and guess what, you'll know whether you're cleared from them after a month! Good gracious! It took them a month to clear a person, they have thousands of employees out there. Ok. OK. Fine. After a month, I was already calling them (Human Resources) to verify the status of my clearance. My fingers are already aching from redialling the phone since nobody (as in nobody!) is answering the phone! Hey guys, you're from HR, don't you remember? Don't you have phone ethiques? Grr!!!

Well, after hours and hours of redialling the number, someone had enough energy to pick up their phone. Thank God! So she said that my clearance is ok and that they have already forwarded it accounting weeks ago, yadayadayada. Yahoo!!!

Called up Accounting immediately, and like the phone ethiques in HR, nobody is answering the phone again. Hay!!! So frustrating! Hey, I've worked for that money!

Finally, someone again had energy to pick up the phone and tell me to call today for the status. Kinda happy? Hell, yes! I was expecting they'll release the check today, shopping day I thought...

So today, my phone marathon started again. I even asked help from Daddy to call TP as it's already getting into my nerves. Few minutes after, Daddy called me up and told me what they have told him... Call them back again next week for the status, if they could release the check this month. W*** T** F***! I was really annoyed with the whole situation.

So guys out there who wanted to be in the CC industry, please remove in your list TP. There's a whole lot more freaking stories about TP that I would share in the future. Just to give you a clue, when it comes to money matters, their system sucks! Boo!!!

TP is Teleperformance

Baby nightmare

I woke up at 2am hearing my kiddo yelling out "Ayaw! Ayaw! Ayaw!" When I ask him what is it that he doesn't like, he just keep on crying and yelling "Ayaw!" After several minutes of crying, tossing, and turning on our bed, he went back to sleep. Hay... Do kids really had nightmares?

I am pissed

I am pissed off! Why do other people seems to be very selfish and just think about money? Is that all that matters to them? Gawd! When she (I hope you know who you are) overheard us talking about the money that I'll be getting from my previous employer, she immediately butt in and say "So, are you going to pay for my pawned jewelry?" Hello?! Did I hear it right?! Yes, I did! Gawd! I immediately became irate and answered back, "GO ahead, get the money, and leave me pennyless again!"

Didn't she remember that I made myself clear that I won't be the one to pay for that? Besides, I have already paid my part for it. Grrr!!!! Money monster she is

Shit the hell out of her!

Wonderful tonight

Received this email from Cherry.

Today before you think of saying an unkind word
Think of someone who can't speak
Before you complain about the taste of your food
Think of someone who has nothing to eat.
Before you complain about your husband or wife
Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion.
Today before you complain about life
Think of someone who went too early to heaven.
Before you complain about your children
Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.
Before you argue about your dirty house; someone didn't clean or sweep
Think of the people who are living in the streets.
Before whining about the distance you drive
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
And when you are tired and complain about your job
Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.
But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning other
Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker.
And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down
Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around.
Life is a gift...
Live it...
Enjoy it...
Celebrate it...
And fulfill it...

Sing to me baby

Joshua loves to sing. His Dad often say that he might end up being a singer in the future. Though, he prefers him being a basketball player. Hala! Joshua is a singing basketball player in the making.

What amuze me is whenever I ask him to sing to me, to Daddy, to Mama or to whoever, it's always the "Alphabet Song" that he sings. Though we can't understand his own lyrics, we can hear the melody of it. He knows how to sing his ABC. Gawd! My baby is now a big boy.

Happy Birthday lullabye

Whenever we asked Joshua to go to bed and sleep, I often end up being amaze on his ways. He puts his sleeping buddy Pooh on his pillow and while patting its back sings....

Hap dey chu u
Hap dey chu u
Hap dey
Hap dey
Hap dey chu u

Hala! Singing Happy Birthday to put Pooh to sleep. Where did he learn that?

Don't worry

Some of you (including myself) were a little bit concerned. But this is what HE was trying to say...

"Real solutions don't fit on bumper stickers."

Show off baby

For the past few weeks, I've been noticing my son's moves (to caught your attention) whenever me or his Daddy arrives at home. He kicks, he shouts, he screams (mind you, he really shriek hard), he spins around and around until he gets dizzy. When he's done, that's the time he kisses us.

Last night, while we were watching TV, he makes the move again and spins around and around. Unfortunately, he lost his balance and bang! His head hit the chair. Oh my! He has a very big bump on his forehead. And he cried really hard. He doesn't want to have a cold compress so I let it be. I just carry him around until he fell asleep.

Hay... I pity him so much... I hope he learns his lesson...

Men are like...

Men are like ........ Laxatives ......
They irritate the shit out of you.

Men are like ........ Bananas ......
The older they get, the less firm they are.

Men are like ........ Vacations ......
They never seem to be long enough.

Men are like ........ Weather ......
Nothing can be done to change them.

Men are like ........ Blenders ......
You need one, but you're not quite sure why.

Men are like ........ Chocolate Bars.
Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.

Men are like ........ Coffee ......
The best ones are rich, warm, & can keep you up all night long.

Men are like ........ Commercials ......
You can't believe a word they say.

Men are like ........ Department Stores.
Their clothes are always 1/2 off.

Men are like ........ Government Bonds ......
They take soooooooo long to mature.

Men are like ........ Mascara ......
They usually run at the first sign of emotion.

Men are like ........ Popcorn ......
They satisfy you, but only for a little while.

Men are like ........ Snowstorms.
You never know when they're coming, how many inches you'll get or how long it will last.

Men are like ........ Lava Lamps ......
Fun to look at, but not very bright.

Men are like ........ Parking Spots ......
All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.

Kasama tayo dito

"Ito ang mga huling taon ng dekada '80 at ang mga unang taon ng dekada '90. Ito ang panahong uso pa ang makiuso. Kung ginagaya mo ang style ng mga artista, hindi ka tatawaging jologs. Ito ang panahong tapos na ang martial law, pero malayo pa ang new millennium. Hindi pa high-tech pero di naman old fashioned. Saktong-sakto lang!

Ito ang panahon natin. Pero pano mo malalaman kung kabilang ka sa henerasyong ito? Narito ang listahan na makapagpapatunay if you're one of us. R U?

1. Paborito mong panoorin ang Shaider, Bio-man, Maskman, Mask Rider Black, Machine Man at kung ano-anong TV sitcom ng Japan na isinalin sa Tagalog. Break muna sa mga laro kapag alas singko na ng hapon tuwing Sabado dahil panahon na para sa superhero marathon.

2. Alam mo ang jingle ng Nano-Nano. (isang kending lasangchampoy)

3. Nanood ka ng Takeshi's Castle at naniwala kang si Anjo Yllana talaga si Takeshi at si Smokey Manaloto ang kanyang alalay. (Pinagiisipan mo - pano sila lumalaban sa final challenge na parang nakasakay sila sa isang bumpcar at nagbabarilan sila gamit ang water gun gayong sa Japan ginagawa yun eh taga Pilipinas sila?)

4. Alam mo ang pa-contest ng Kool 106 na uulit-ulitin mong bigkasin ang "Kool 106, Kool 106" hanggang maubusan ka ng hininga.

5. Naglaro ka ng Shake-Shake Shampoo, Monkey-Monkey-Annabelle, Prikidam 123, Langit-Lupa-Impyerno, Syato, Luksong-Tinik, Luksong-Baka, 10-20 at kung ano-ano pang larong nakakapagod.

6. Pumunta ang mga taga-MILO sa school niyo at namigay sila ng samples na nakalagay sa plastic cup na kasing laki nung sa maliit na ice cream. (at nagtaka ka, bakit hindi ganito ang lasa ng MILO kapag tinitimpla ko sa bahay namin?)

7. May malaking away ang mga METAL (mga punks na naka itim) at mga HIPHOP (mga taong naka maluwang na puruntong na kahit Makita na ang dalawang bundok.) Nag-aabangan sa mall na may dalang baseball bat at kung anu-ano pang mga sandata. Sikat ang kasabihang "PUNKS NOT DEAD!" pero kung gusto mong mag play safe, pwede mong tawagin ang sarili mong HIPTAL.

8. Alam mo ang universal uwian song na "Uwian na!" na kinakanta sa tono na parang doon sa kinakasal.

9. Nagpauto ka sa Batibot pero hindi sa ATBP.

10. Nakipag-away ka para makapaglaro ng brick game. (hi-tech na yun noon)

11. Ang "text" noon ay mga 1"x1.5" na karton na may mga drawing ng pelikulang pinoy. (at may dialog pa!)

12. Dalawa lang ang todong sumikat na wresler, si Hulk Hogan at si Ultimate Warrior. Naniwala ka rin na namatay si Ultimate Warrior nang buhatin niya si Andre d' Giant dahil pumutok ang mga ugat niya sa muscle.

13. Nagsayaw ka ng running man at kung anu-anong dance steps na nakapagpamukha sa'yong tanga sa saliw na kantang Ice Ice Baby, Wiggle It, Pray at Can't Touch This.

14. Hindi ka gaanong mahilig sa That's Entertainment at pinapanood mo lang ito tuwing Sabado kung saan nagpapagandahan ng production numbers ang Monday hanggang Friday group. (at badtrip ka sa Wednesday group dahil pinakabaduy lagi ang performance nila!)

15. Napaligaya ka ng maraming pinoy bands tulad ng Yano, Rivermaya, Grin Department, Tropical Depression, The Teeth, The Youth, After Image, Orient Pearl, The Dawn, Alamid, Wolfgang, at ang sikat na sikat na Eraserheads. (at aminin mong nakinig ka ng Siakol!)

16. Kilala mo ang Smokey Mountain. (first and second generation)

17. Hindi pa uso noon ang sapatos na may gulong. Noon, astig ka kapag umiilaw ang swelas ng sapatos mo tuwing iaapak mo ito. Tinawag rin itong "Mighty Kid."

18. Kung lalaki ka, sikat na sikat sa'yo ang mga larong text, jolens, dampa (mga unang anyo ng pustahan), saranggola at ang dakilang manika niyo ay si GI-JOE with alipores.

19. Kung babae ka naman, ang mga laro mo with your girlfriends ay luto-lutuan, bahay-bahayan, doktor-doktoran, at kung anu-ano pang pagkukunwari . Ang dakilang manika mo ay si Barbie. (sikat ka kung meron kang bahay, kotse at kabaong ni Barbie.)

20. Naniwala kang original ang isang cap kapag may walong tahi sa visor nito.

21. Swerte ka kapag panghapon ka dahil masusubaybayan mo ang mga kapanapanabik na kaganapan sa mga paborito mong cartoon shows tuwing umaga tulad ng Cedie, Sarah, at Dog of Landers a.k.a. Nelo. (hindi ka ba nagtataka na sa lahat ng mga bida sa cartoons na ito, si Nelo lang ang di yumaman at namatay pa ng maaga)

22. Alam mo ang ibig sabihin ng "TIME FIRST!"

Bakit kaya ganon? Kahit sang lupalop ka ng Pilipinas naroon, eh nakaka-relate ka sa mga pinagsasasabi ko. Siguro'y dahil wala pang cable at kakaunti lang ang pagpipiliang channels kaya parepareho tayo ng pinapanood. Maaaring wala pang playstation kaya kung anu-ano na lang ang naiimbentong laro na pwedeng gawin sa kalsada o sa isang bakanteng lote. Pero kung ano man ang dahilan sa pagkaparepareho natin ng karanasan, masaya na rin akong naging bata ako sa panahong ito. Masarap alalahanin at balik-balikan. Di ba?"

College berks

Been with these guys for the whole 4 years of my college life and oh boy, missing them a lot now. Hope we could fix our schedules to have a reunion. I bet it would be a blast.
L - R (top) Jhong, Nolan, Dou, Cathy
L - R (bottom) Moi, Erika, Charm

L (side) Moi, Cathy, Erika
R (side) Charm, Dou, Nolan

L - R (top) Cathy, Sweet
L - R (bottom) Moi, Dou, Erika

What tree are you?

I am a Fir Tree
Find your birthday and then find your tree...
This is cool and somewhat accurate, also in line with Celtic astrology.

Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
Mar 21 - Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 - Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree
Jun 24 - Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 - Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 - Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
Sep 23 - Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
Dec 22 - Beech Tree
Dec 23 to Dec 31 - Apple Tree

APPLE TREE (the Love) -
of slight build, lots of charm, appeal, and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous,
scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination.

ASH TREE (the Ambition) -
uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be egotistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over the heart, but takes partnership very seriously.

BEECH TREE (the Creative) -
has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.)

BIRCH TREE (the inspiration) -
vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

CEDAR TREE (the Confidence) -
of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, likes luxury, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, likes to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

CHESTNUT TREE (the Honesty) -
of unusual beauty, does not want to impress, well-developed sense of justice, vivacious, interested, a born diplomat, but irritates easily and sensitive in company, often due to a lack of self confidence, acts sometimes superior, feels not understood loves only once, has difficulties in finding a partner.

CYPRESS TREE (the Faithfulness) -
strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, content, optimistic, craves money and acknowledgment, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered, unruly, pedantic, and careless.

ELM TREE (the Noble-mindedness) -
pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.

FIG TREE (the Sensibility) -
very strong, a bit self-willed, independent does not allow contradiction or arguments, loves life, its family, children and animals, a bit of a social butterfly, good sense of humor, likes idleness and
laziness, of practical talent and intelligence.

FIR TREE (the Mysterious) -
extraordinary taste, dignity, sophisticated, loves anything beautiful, moody, stubborn, tends to egoism but cares for those close to them, rather modest, very ambitious, talented, industrious, uncontented lover, many friends, many foes, very reliable

HAZELNUT TREE (the Extraordinary) -
charming, undemanding, very understanding, knows how to make an impression, active fighter for social cause, popular, moody, and capricious lover, honest, and tolerant partner, precise sense of judgment.

HORNBEAM TREE (the Good Taste) -
of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.

LIME TREE (the Doubt) -
accepts what life dishes out in a composed way, hates fighting, stress, and labor, dislikes laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous but loyal.

MAPLE TREE (Independence of Mind) -
no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.

OAK TREE (the Brave) -
robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

OLIVE TREE (the Wisdom) -
loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.

PINE TREE (the Particular) -
loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life comfortable, very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in love but its passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, everything disappointments until it finds its ideal, trustworthy, practical.

POPLAR TREE (the Uncertainty) -
looks very decorative, not very self-confident, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

ROWAN TREE (the Sensitivity) -
full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

WALNUT TREE (the Passion) -
unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

WEEPING WILLOW (the Melancholy) -
beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but finds sometimes an anchoring partner.

My highway

Chat Highway
Confusion Lane6
Mt. Happiness148
Valley of Depression489
Please Drive Carefully

Where are you on the highway of life?

From Go-Quiz.com

How to make a Chat

How to make a chat

3 parts jealousy

3 parts brilliance

3 parts ego
Layer ingredientes in a shot glass. Add fitness to taste! Do not overindulge!


Personality cocktail
From Go-Quiz.com

Don't lie

1. Would you get back with your last ex if you could?
nah! happy with my life with daddy and joshua

2. What color shirt are you wearing?

3. Would you kiss anyone on your friends list?
depends on what part of their body

4. Do you have a 'thing' for someone on your friends list?

5. How many people on your top friends list do you know in real life?
all, i hope.

6. How many kids do you want to have?
two, i already have a kiddo tagging along with me

7. Do you have a good relationship with your parents?
better ask my parents about it

8. What name would you want besides the one you have?
samantha, i wanted to have a masculine pet name

9. Would you ever make out with someone of the same sex?
as in big NAH!

10. What did you do for your last birthday?
dinner with my family

11. What's your main ringtone on your phone?
the classic "ring ring"

12. What time did you wake up today?
4:30 am

13. What were you doing two nights ago?
sleeping, watching tv, or putting joshua to sleep

14. Do you like having your hair pulled?

15. Name something you can't wait to do.
shopping until you drop

16. Last time you saw your mom
last night before going to sleep

17. What is one thing you wish you could change about yourself?
my height, i am so petite

18. If you had P250,000, what would you do with it?
shopping galore

19. how long have you worked at your current job?
just started last month here

20. Have you ever talked to Tom?
who's tom?!

21.Describe the underwear you have on?
low rise bikini

22. Last thing you ate?
rice and pork steak

23. What's your favorite month?
december (shopping and starbucks season)

24. Your least favorite month?
april and may (so hot!)

25. What's the last piece of clothing someone borrowed from you?
can't remember

26. Who is getting on your nerves right now?
myself? hahaha!

27. Most visited webpage?

28. Last person you text messaged?
jp (asked for tin's number)

29. Last person to make you sad?

30. Would you take a bullet for your best friend?
i don't want to die young, still have a kiddo to raise

31. Favorite kind of drink?
ice tea, lemonade and frappuccino on starbucks season

32. Favorite food?
carbonara (daddy hates this one though)

33. Favorite dessert?
mango royale or any graham cake (can finish a whole in one seating)... yikes!

34. Have you been to Europe?
i would love to

35. If someone you hated died, what would you do?
just pray that HE accepts him/her in heaven... grrr!

Bitch! Bitch! Bitch!

Babe In Total Control of Herself

Beautiful, Intelligent, Talented, Charming, Hell of a woman

Bold Individual That Can Handle anything


When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a bitch.
When I stand up for those I love, they call me a bitch.
When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my own way, they call me a bitch.

Being a bitch means I won't compromise what's in my heart.
It means I live my life my way.
It means I won't allow anyone to step on me.

When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak against it, I am defined as a bitch.

The same thing happens when I take time for myself instead of being everyone's maid, or when I act a little selfish.

It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won't become anyone else's idea of what they think I "should" be.

I am outspoken, opinionated and determined.
I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that!
So try to stomp on me, try to douse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me.

You won't succeed.
And if that makes me a bitch, so be it.
I embrace the title and am proud to bear it.

"If you can't do something right, get a woman to do it."


When I was in high school, I saw this Barbie book and a quote from it caught my attention. Years after, I still live by that quote. This was always the quote I share to my friends.

"Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it.
Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it."

I am thankful

Saw this post from Jhong's site, and it stuck right down my heart...

"When I was young, I always hated my life... that I wonder why I have to struggle... that I have to be sad, hurt and confused. Nobody loves me.

I always complain.

I am always bitter.

As I grow up I realized that I am fortunate because I would never appreciate happiness without experiencing sadness. I would never realize how I love someone without losing him/her first... That in every ending there is beginning.

I am not bitter now.

I am thankful for all the pain and for all the loss."

My friend, Jhong

I only had few (and I mean few) friends. I was kinda picky with them after what I experienced before in high school. I might forget a lot of things from the past but never my bad memories.

With the few friends I have, Jhong is my best pal. I wasn't able to see and have chit chat with for a very long time now. However, our friendship is the most treasured one. She knows all my flaws and so do I with her. She fully understands my weirdest attitude and so I do with her. Others might misunderstood her, sometimes I do too. Nevertheless, she is still one unique woman who can heal one broken soul... That is me...I miss you Jhong...

Starbucks Season

December isn't just the Holiday season, as I may say. It's my "Starbucks season" again. I am among those who go gaga over their yearly planner. Never mind getting more calories with their frappuccino adding it to my whopping 100lbs weight. I save a lot of bucks compared to last year, and I'm so happy. See, little things make me so happy. Lucky though that they have a promo to double your stickers in a certain time frame. You bet how long the line is during those times.

Yesterday, I was like a gleeful little girl ordering my last frappuccino in Santana Grove for the year and getting my most precious reward, my very own 2008 planner. Hay....
Sadly though, my "Starbucks season" ended soon. Until next year!

Do you deserve a lot?

In a brief conversation, a man, speaking to a woman, was out to pursue the question, "What kind of man are you looking for?"

She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asked, "Do you really want to know?"
Reluctantly, he said, "Yes" as she began to expound...

"As a woman in this day and age, I am in a position to ask a man what he can do for me that I can't do for myself.

I pay my own bills.

I take care of my household without the help of any man- or woman for that matter. I am in the position to ask, 'What can you bring to the table?'"

The man looked at her. Clearly he thought that she was referring to money.

She quickly corrected his thought and stated, "I am not referring to money... I need something more. I need a man who is striving for perfection in every aspect of life."

He sat back in his chair, folded his arms, and asked her to explain.

She said,

"I am looking for someone who is striving for perfection Mentally. I need conversation and mental stimulation. I don't need a simple-minded man.

I am looking for someone who is striving for perfection Spiritually because I don't need to be unequally yoked... Believers mixed with unbelievers is a recipe for disaster.

I need a man who is striving for perfection Financially because I don't need a financial... burden.

I am looking for someone who is Sensitive enough to understand what I go through as a woman, but Strong enough to keep me grounded.

I am looking for someone who I can Respect. In order to be submissive, I must respect him. I cannot be submissive to a man who isn't taking care of his business. I have no problem being submissive... He just has to be worthy.

God made woman to be a helpmate for man. At this point, I can't help a man if he can't help himself."

When she finished her spill, she looked at him. He sat there with a puzzled look on his face, and exclaimed, "You're asking for a whole lot!"

To which she gracefully replied...

"Only if you think I'm not WORTH a lot."

Carl Joshua Emmanuelle

There are 20 letters in your name.
Those 20 letters total to 74
There are 9 vowels and 11 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:
German Male Variant of the Germanic form of Charles, meaning a man.
English Male Man. Famous Bearer: astronomer Carl Sagan.

Your number is: 11

The characteristics of #11 are: High spiritual plane, intuitive, illumination, idealist, a dreamer.

The expression or destiny for #11:
Your Expression number is 11. The number 11 is the first of the master numbers. It is associated with idealistic concepts and rather spiritual issues. Accordingly, it is a number with potentials that are somewhat more difficult to live up to. You have the capacity to be inspirational, and the ability to lead merely by your own example. An inborn inner strength and awareness can make you an excellent teacher, social worker, philosopher, or advisor. No matter what area of work you pursue, you are very aware and sensitive to the highest sense of your environment. Your intuition is very strong; in fact, many psychic people and those involved in occult studies have the number 11 expression. You possess a good mind with keen analytical ability. Because of this you can probably succeed in most lines of work, however, you will do better and be happier outside of the business world. Oddly enough, even here you generally succeed, owing to your often original and unusual approach. Nonetheless, you are more content working with your ideals, rather than dollars and cents.

The positive aspect of the number 11 expression is an always idealistic attitude. Your thinking is long term, and you are able to grasp the far-reaching effects of actions and plans. You are disappointed by the shortsighted views of many of your contemporaries. You are deeply concerned and supportive of art, music, or of beauty in any form.

The negative attitudes associated with the number 11 expression include a continuous sense of nervous tension; you may be too sensitive and temperamental. You tend to dream a lot and may be more of a dreamer than a doer. Fantasy and reality sometimes become intermingled and you are sometimes very impractical. You tend to want to spread the illumination of your knowledge to others irrespective of their desire or need.

Your Soul Urge number is: 3

A Soul Urge number of 3 means:
With the Soul Urge number 3 your desire in life is personal expression, and generally enjoying life to its fullest. You want to participate in an active social life and enjoy a large circle of friends. You want to be in the limelight, expressing your artistic or intellectual talents. Word skills may be your thing; speaking, writing, acting, singing. In a positive sense, the 3 energy is friendly, outgoing and always very social.

You have a decidedly upbeat attitude that is rarely discouraged; a good mental and emotional balance.

The 3 Soul Urge gives intuitive insight, thus, very high creative and inspirational tendencies. The truly outstanding trait shown by the 3 Soul Urge is that of self-expression, regardless of the field of endeavor.

On the negative side, you may at times become too easygoing and too optimistic, tending to scatter forces and accomplish very little. Often, the excessive 3 energy produces non-stop talkers. Everyone has faults, but the 3 soul urge doesn't appreciate having these pointed out.

Your Inner Dream number is: 8

An Inner Dream number of 8 means:
You dream of success in the business or political world, of power and control of large material endeavors. You crave authority and recognition of executive skills. Your secret self may have very strong desire to become an entrepreneur.


There are 8 letters in your name.
Those 8 letters total to 29
There are 3 vowels and 5 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:
Hebrew Male Jehovah has given. Jehovah's gift. Famous Bearer: Anglo-Irish writer Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), author of Gulliver's Travels.
Biblical Male Given of God

Your number is: 11
The characteristics of #11 are: High spiritual plane, intuitive, illumination, idealist, a dreamer.

The expression or destiny for #11:
Your Expression number is 11. The number 11 is the first of the master numbers. It is associated with idealistic concepts and rather spiritual issues. Accordingly, it is a number with potentials that are somewhat more difficult to live up to. You have the capacity to be inspirational, and the ability to lead merely by your own example. An inborn inner strength and awareness can make you an excellent teacher, social worker, philosopher, or adviser. No matter what area of work you pursue, you are very aware and sensitive to the highest sense of your environment. Your intuition is very strong; in fact, many psychic people and those involved in occult studies have the number 11 expression. You possess a good mind with keen analytical ability. Because of this you can probably succeed in most lines of work, however, you will do better and be happier outside of the business world. Oddly enough, even here you generally succeed, owing to your often original and unusual approach. Nonetheless, you are more content working with your ideals, rather than dollars and cents.

The positive aspect of the number 11 expression is an always idealistic attitude. Your thinking is long term, and you are able to grasp the far-reaching effects of actions and plans. You are disappointed by the shortsighted views of many of your contemporaries. You are deeply concerned and supportive of art, music, or of beauty in any form.

The negative attitudes associated with the number 11 expression include a continuous sense of nervous tension; you may be too sensitive and temperamental. You tend to dream a lot and may be more of a dreamer than a doer. Fantasy and reality sometimes become intermingled and you are sometimes very impractical. You tend to want to spread the illumination of your knowledge to others irrespective of their desire or need.

Your Soul Urge number is: 8

A Soul Urge number of 8 means:
With an 8 soul urge, you have a natural flair for big business and the challenges imposed by the commercial world. Power, status and success are very important to you. You have strong urges to supervise, organize and lead. Material desires are also very pronounced. You have good executive abilities, and with these, confidence, energy and ambition.

Your mind is analytical and judgment sound; you're a good judge of material values and also human character. Self-controlled, you rarely let emotions cloud judgment. You are somewhat of an organizer at heart, and you like to keep those beneath you organized and on a proper track. This is a personality that wants to lead, not follow. You want to be known for your planning ability and solid judgment.

The negative aspects of the 8 soul urge are the often dominating and exacting attitude. You may have a tendency to be very rigid, sometimes stubborn.

Your Inner Dream number is: 3

An Inner Dream number of 3 means:
You dream of artistic expression; writing, painting, music. You would seek to more freely express your inner feeling and obtain more enjoyment from life. You also dream of being more popular, likable, and appreciated.


There are 8 letters in your name.
Those 8 letters total to 40
There are 2 vowels and 6 consonants in your name.

Your number is: 4

The characteristics of #4 are: A foundation, order, service, struggle against limits, steady growth.

The expression or destiny for #4:
Order, service, and management are the cornerstones of the number 4 Expression. Your destiny is to express wonderful organization skills with your ever practical, down-to-earth approach. You are the kind of person who is always willing to work those long, hard hours to push a project through to completion. A patience with detail allows you to become expert in fields such as building, engineering, and all forms of craftsmanship. Your abilities to write and teach may lean toward the more technical and detailed. In the arts, music will likely be your choice. Artistic talents may also appear in such fields as horticulture and floral arrangement, as well. Many skilled physicians and especially surgeons have the 4 Expression.

The positive attitudes of the 4 Expression yield responsibility; you are one who no doubt, fulfills obligations, and is highly systematic and orderly. You are serious and sincere, honest and faithful. It is your role to help and you are required to do a good job at everything you undertake.

If there is too much 4 energies present in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes of the number 4. The obligations that you face may tend to create frustration and feelings of limitation or restriction. You may sometimes find yourself nursing negative attitudes in this regard and these can keep you in a rather low mood. Avoid becoming too rigid, stubborn, dogmatic, and fixed in your opinions. You may have a tendency to develop and hold very strong likes and dislikes, and some of these may border on the classification of prejudice. The negative side of 4 often produces dominant and bossy individuals who use disciplinarian to an excess. These tendencies must be avoided. Finally, like nearly all with 4 Expression, you must keep your eye on the big picture and not get overly wrapped up in detail and routine.

Your Soul Urge number is: 6

A Soul Urge number of 6 means:
With a number 6 Soul Urge, you would like to be appreciated for your ability to handle responsibility. Your home and family are likely to be a strong focus for you, perhaps the strongest focus of your life. Friendship, love, and affection are high on your list of priorities for a happy life. You have a lot of diplomatic tendencies in your makeup, as you a able to rectify and balance situations with an innate skill. You like working with people rather than by yourself. It is extremely important for you to have harmony in your environment at all times.

The positive side of the 6 Soul Urge produces a huge capacity for responsibility; you are always there and ready to assume more than your share of the load. If you possess positive 6 Soul Urges and express them, you are known for your generosity, understanding and deep sympathetic attitude. Strong 6 energy is very giving of love, affection, and emotional support. You may have the inclination to teach or serve your community in other idealistic ways. You have natural abilities to help people. You are also likely to have artistic and creative leanings.

If you have an over-supply of 6 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative traits common to this number. With such a strong sympathetic attitude, it is easy to become too emotional. Sometimes the desires to render help can be over done, and it can become interfering and an attitude that is too protective, rather than helpful. The person with too much 6 energy often finds that people tend to take advantage of this very giving spirit. You may tend to repress your own needs so that you can cater to the demands from others. At times, there may be a tendency in this, for becoming over-loaded with such demands, and as a result become resentful.

Your Inner Dream number is: 7

An Inner Dream number of 7 means:
You dream of having the opportunity to read, study, and shut yourself off from worldly distractions. You can see yourself as a teacher, mystic, or ecclesiastic, spending your life in the pursuit of knowledge and learning.

In your eyes

I think I finally know you
I can see beyond your smile
I think that I can show you
That what we have is still worthwhile
Don't you know that love's just like the thread
That keeps on unraveling but then
It ties us back together in the end


In your eyes, I can see my dream's reflections
In your eyes, found the answers to my questions
In your eyes, I can see the reasons why our love's alive
In your eyes, we're drifting safely back to shore
And I think I've finally learned to love you more

You warned me that life changes
That no one really knows
Whether time would make us strangers
Or whether time would make us grow
Even though the winds or time will change
In a world where nothing stays the same
Through it all our love will still remain


In your eyes, I can see the reasons why our love's alive
In your eyes, we're drifting safely back to shore
And I think I've finally learned to love you more!

Welcome to the blogging world

I've finally found my sanctuary - online that is. I've called it "My Simple Joys". My kid and his dad has made my imperfectly life perfect. So, enjoy reading my scribbles.