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June 4, 2011

I was entertained by a panda!

My feet were itching to go out earlier, there's this feeling of boredom that struck me and  not even playing on Facebook game applications nor karaoke singing could ease it out. And I know myself, I had to give in to this. Or there will be lots and lots of irritation over minor things  and yelling over simple stuff that I might find infuriating just because I didn't remove myself in my safe zone area. It doesn't happen all the time so there's really no need to pass judgement. I mean, we all need to go out sometimes... see other living creatures roaming the planet. Yeah, I have to admit that Ive been living a life that some people might think is unhealthy. I'm basically online all the time... my business is there, my friends and family are online too, if not, I am minding my store, or minding the house and the people that lives inside it. Well life now has lots of dead hours.... I play games on fb, I sleep late at night cuz that was the time I watch my fave soap or cable movies, these are some of the things I do to pass the time. I gotta do something that interest me or Id rather be dead.

Today is nothing special. Just that I felt I really need to get out there. So, I did. Only to do something familiar again. Ha!  I watched Kung Fu Panda 2 (3D) at Eastwood Mall Cinema 6. I cant believe, I did the same exact thing (watch!), only that it was in a different place. I am with lots of people doing the same thing, laughing together, sipping sodas and munching on our pop corns. Mine was butter flavor with extra salt in it. I finished the big bucket without any help, surprisingly. I'm that hungry?

Last night, I was able to watch the first sequel of this movie. So, today wasn't hard for me to piece the story together. I think it's a good idea to do it that way. Watch the earlier sequel of the movie again before watching the most recent ones. I think its hard to follow a given story when you missed a part, right?. 

I had to watch Kung Fu Panda in 3D for better graphics enjoyment.Expensive. Entertaining. Amazing movie. This was funnier than the first Kung Fu Panda, me thinks. Obviously Po was adopted. Did you really think that bird was his biological parent? lol. I won't tell how the story goes but if you insist...let me just share this link ---> click KUNG FU PANDA 2 I totally agree with the reviews he made for this movie.

Word for the day: Inner Peace. You will find the significance of that word from that movie. And how it touches me is hard to explain now.All  I knew is that I need to have it. I gotta search for my own inner peace. I know that not many finds them ... Sometimes  I have them, sometimes I don't. I gotta focus. At this moment... I must admit... its hard to have it back. But at least I know, that once I got the answer... I'll be able to move on and have my peace back. I know I sounded like I'm talking nonsense at this point... but let me be. Enjoy your weekend peeps!

June 1, 2011

First Day of June... Dreamy!

I got up quickly today, as if there were really important things to do. I smell "BACK TO SCHOOL" getting nearer. I'm actually trying to train myself to get back in waking up early since school days will be here soon. Also, when breakfast was over I rummage through my sons stuff last year. Found a lot of things he can still use this year i.e: bond paper, art paper, pens, pencil, water color, folders, brown envelope etc.....

 All I have to do is tidy them up so I can  save some money, for I don't have to buy those stuff he has. I had to junk his test and quizzes, esp the ones that didn't receive a satisfactory grade... and kept the ones he scored perfectly. As I was looking at low scored quizzes and test again, I kinda felt I have to supervise him  closely this time. Admittedly I think he can do better . And the reason I kept those test he scored high is because I will show it to him, so he will be inspired, and in his mind the thought of perseverance, diligence, hard work and aiming for the best will be inculcated. I want him to be able to have the chance to become the best he can be someday. I stopped dreaming for myself I guess, but now I dream for him. And I hope he dreams big for himself...much bigger than what I have ever dreamed of, that he could achieve. Someday I wanted to see him working in an office environment, or flying a commercial plane. Having his own family, living in his own house, with his own car and the wife doesn't need to work so she can closely monitor their kids... and can also take care of my son. And my son would be able to take care of his wife and give her anything her hearts desires. A family that truly cares for each other. A family of his own.

Talking about family... I'm sure a lot of couples had made plans of being a June bride/ groom this year. I just hope there wont be any storms. For If It was me I wouldn't dare to choose this month... I wanted to be a January bride. My dream wedding would be in a beach. My color theme would definitely be Beige and Gold. I would definitely want things to be elegant and simple at the same time. The dress I would love to wear is something close to this: WEDDING DRESS :P but made locally. It would be an intimate wedding. Where only close family and friends would be invited. My ideal honeymoon venue would be in Paris. Not necessarily tho... only if my groom and I have the resources. The important thing here is to be flexible.

I was wondering when that BIG event would be... or will it ever occur... Im not saying I wanted it to happen or even longing for it to happen... but if it does... you'll know. :P Some dream huh!

Now what are my plans for June month?
I would love to write it down, but my time won't permit.   So until next blog.

For now let's try and live life to the fullest, regardless of what month, season or situation.

April 30, 2011

Bulawan Floating Restaurant... Revisited

When: April 23,2011
Event: Black Saturday
Where: Baras, Rizal

T'was a sunny morning. Everyone got up early. I invited  my beloved  sister Jackie to come with us for a change. So the whole V family was present, the maid and her son, my sister and her two kids, me , K and Mama. We couldnt fit in on our 4x4 mitsubishi pajero so we had to bring another car for this travel. The same time we were reminded its ripe to get a family Van. It would be economical that way considering the weekly oil price hike. And using both cars would double our consumption. Not that we go out on a regular basis..but also the fact that this family will soon get bigger.

We were suppose to go to Tagaytay.... but we didnt push our luck since the volcano there was giving out signs of eruptions. So the best bet that was close is Rizal area.We wanted to visit some place we havent been to... so we contacted a friend who checked in at Punta Fabian...the place  has an infinity pool...but we didnt have  reservation and even their dining area were fully booked...so off we go to our favorite place... Bulawan's Floating Restaurant. They still serve the best Filipino foods. Everything is fresh! They have their own vegetable garden and fish pond. In short we had a great time plus we enjoyed our meal.

Here are some photos Id like to share.

Along the way back home we saw watermelon vendors... bought 4 at 50 pesos each.. gosh they were so sweet! Really perfect for the summer heat... very refreshing fruit snack.

Cant wait to have another day like this.

March 29, 2011

Japan's Devastation- Felt like its "the end of the world".

A lot of people were asking me about my views on the recent situation of Japan. Normally, I wouldn't react on something or issues I wasn't well informed about or no personal involvement whatsoever...
          I won't even start to argue about  the Nuclear Reactor plant since its a highly technical issue. I supposed Japan knows what they are doing and have taken steps to make their Nuclear Plant safe. Tho' with what happened (tsunami and  earthquake) they shouldn't stop improving and continue on trying to find ways if not totally eliminating disastrous incident to make their plant safer. A country as advanced as theirs, surely they can! 
          But in terms of "natural calamities" I don't think any country even how much advance they are can be disaster proof. Nope. For sure there will be casualties and damage to properties. And the last thing we can do is PRAY.
All I can do is express my grief to all the victims and my deepest sympathy to the families that were left behind.  My prayers are with you until now...
         If you are a survivor, have faith and be strong to face the abrupt change. Pick up the pieces... and learn to accept the things you cannot change. Don't be afraid to start over. I know its a humbling experience but let others show they care and accept the help being offered. And in the mids of all these know that God will provide. Whatever he took away if you showed your loyalty and faith... he will shower you ten-folds of those graces. Continue praying and don't lose hope.
And when you are back on track, you might wanna try getting involved in supporting any organization that advocates the care for our environment. I support one called


March 26, 2011

Talk Of The Town-Karen Hawkins

I just finished reading this book yesterday. I think its the kind of story I wouldn't hesitate on reading again especially on those days where my cable would totally shut down one morning. Or maybe when internet connection was cut off because of non-payment :P.  The story is cute. A little predictable, yes. But its entertaining. Reminds me of the life I had in the province. A place where you just cant hide anything. Where everyone knows who and where you are from. Where it felt like all eyes are on you when you passes by. And then you just knew they were talking about all the ugliness they sees in you. Even the way you fix your hair or the way you mis pronounced a word. Isn't that how being conscious of oneself all started? At least its when mine does. It felt like every time you go back to that old place you had to look good. That you had to stage such a big show for these old folks that never ran out of bad things to say. I wonder if the case now is still the same. In my last visit its really hard to tell as I didn't stay quite long enough to be able to read people's minds... or from how they act. Yup this lady is quite a mind and action reader. :P
But how can I not tell... its so easy. You just need to look in their eyes and they didn't need to say a word. Remember: Eyes are windows of the soul.
So all those envious, angry, jealous feelings... no matter how hard you try to hide it... its gonna show.

Going back to the book by Karen Hawkins....Talk of the Town's " Roxie" felt like me. The kind of a person where you go crazy and rebellious when you found out your love interest has cheated on you. I may not try the tattoo thing but the transformation from jet-black hair to blond i just might do. And even go back from totally conservative and classic dresser to super minis and plunging necklines as if I have something to flaunt. :P

I think Roxie's character is totally HOT. Exudes sensuality and wit. She grew up the kind who were firm and proper. But a divorce has changed all that.
So does Nick! The bad boy turned GOOD, once laid back and adventurous and the kind you wouldn't think would take any girl seriously or would be able to stand up firm and be responsible and now that he became a cop in that little town he grew up in, nobody expected he would be good at it and that his personality has changed a lot. A cop whose dedicated to his job. A cop who doesnt twist the law. And the sight of Roxie's rebellious character when they meet up again just made them a perfect example of opposite attraction. Nick doesn't want to have anything to do with her (that's what his mind is telling him but not his heart ), while she (Roxie) couldn't take her eyes off him (Nick).
Oh well, if you haven't read this book, I say maybe its time you get a copy. Its been out since 2009 i think.
I have to return this book to my cousin soon. Maybe I'll just use Xend service to make sure it gets back to her. Btw, you can also try one of the links below. I strongly recommend them.