If I were Bleach a manga character I would chose "The Wise One". I like the implication of the name: a sage; a sensible person; intelligent. For manga fans, Bleach the Movie is coming to select theaters nationwide for two nights only - June 11 and 12. Click the link above for info on where to get the tickets and view the movie.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
If I were Bleach a manga character I would chose "The Wise One". I like the implication of the name: a sage; a sensible person; intelligent. For manga fans, Bleach the Movie is coming to select theaters nationwide for two nights only - June 11 and 12. Click the link above for info on where to get the tickets and view the movie.
Here are four ( 4) questions and a bonus question.
You have to answer them instantly.
You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately .
OK? Let's find out just how clever you really are....
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?
Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are
absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!
Try not to screw up next time.
Now answer the second question,
but don't take as much time as you took for the first question, OK?
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?
Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person?
You're not very good at this, are you?
V ery tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head only.
Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000 . Now add 30 .
Add another 1000 . Now add 20 . Now add another 1000
Now add 10 . What is the total?
Scroll down for answer.....
Did you get 5000?
The correct answer is actually 4100.
If you don't believe it, check it with a calculator!
Today is definitely not your day, is it?
Maybe you'll get the last question right....
Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini,
4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?
Did you Answer Nunu?
NO! Of course it isn't.
Her name is Mary. Read the question again!
Okay, now the bonus round:
A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By
imitating the action of brushing his teeth he successfully
expresses himself to the shopkeeper and! the purchase is
Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of
sunglasses; how does HE indicate what he wants?
He just has to open his mouth and ask...
It's really very simple.... Like you!
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Friday, May 30, 2008
A large percentage of Filipinos eat balut. In my household, my hubby is the only one who eats the whole thing: embryo et al! Okay, some non-Pinoys might find that eating balot is a task right-off Fear Factor! To take your mind off the lowly Pinoy balot, take a look at another fastfood from Beijing. Don't blame me. I too was just browsing.
The fountain of youth is non existent but here's what you should know and do to beat looking old....
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
1) Most everyone who simply "ducks and covers" WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.
2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.
3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.
4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.
5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.
6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!
7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different "moment of frequency" (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.
8) Get Near the Outer Walls Of Buildings Or Outside Of Them If Possible - It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.
9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.
10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sugar's initial rush will fade making blood's sugar level go down triggering the stress hormones. Worry not at real comfort foods do exist.
Avocado: Loaded with vitamin B that is depleted due to stress. This creamy fruit's fat is good fat.
Mixed Nuts: An ounce will do. Nuts are full of vitamins B, E and zinc that are stress-depleted. Buy the ones in shells. Cracking the shell will release tension too.
Oranges: Vitamin C lowers cortisol and blood pressure. Go peel an orange. The break will soothe you too.
Chai Tea: Tea ceremonies have been done in ancient times as a prelude to important decision making time or where sensitive matters are to be discussed. There's nothing to beat a hot-soothing-tea to calm your nerves.
Asparagus: This veggie is full of folic acid, a natural mood lightener.
Dark Chocolate: If you feel the need for chocolate, get the dark one. There's nothing remotely stress-relieving ingredient in it, but what the heck, it tastes good. If the antioxidants in the chocolate might help fight cancer, surely there might something in it to fight stress too - even if it's only-in-your-mind.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Participants: Tere-Blessing in Life 2.Yen- Me and Mine 3.Aggie - Pink and Brown Diaries. 4. Mich - Random Thoughts 5. Vannie - FunFierceFab 6. Jane - My Charmed Life. 7. Abie – Women Xplore 8. Jody - In This Game of Life 9. Eds – Just Me. 10. something purple 11.vanity kit 12. em's detour 13. mind bubbles 14. In Demand Opinions 15. Sweet Lullaby 16. MJ's Hurrah17. Buzzing Around 18. Tasteful Voyage 19. A Mom's Note 20. moms..... check nyo 21. Manna from Heaven 22. And Life Goes On for a Filipino Mom
1. What do you want for your birthday?
Nothing, as I want a laptop now!
2. Who will be your next kiss?
Ethan, most probably.
3. When was the last time you went to the mall?
4. Are you wearing socks right now?
What?! It's freaking hot!
5. How did you spend your summer?
Staring blankly (sometimes typing) at the cpu monitor.
6. Have you been to the cinema in the last 5 days?
7. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Super duper black coffee
8. What are you wearing right now?
shorts and shirt
9. What was your last purchase?
10. What was the last food you ate?
11. Who would be the person you would call if you were up in the middle of the night and couldn’t sleep?
Nobody. I'd be intruding and ruining other people's sleep.
12. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
Yup, but not mine
13. Do you have a pet?
Yup, rocky the lab and logan the rott
14. What made you laugh in the last 5 days?
Ethan while asking for something said " please....pretty please with ice cream on top..."
15. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
At a sidewalk cafe in Paris, drinking coffee.
16. What is the last thing you purchased online?
17. One thing you hate about yourself?
My very short fuse for stupidity and incompetence.
18. Do you miss anyone?
No. But I do miss some things I used to do.
19. What are your plans for the day?
20. Last person you msg’d?
21. Ever went to a camp?
22. Are you a good student in school?
I was a good student academics wise but I was also a fun-loving-let's get-drunk-at shakey's-
23. What do you know about the (your) future?
I will eat dinner and sleep tonight.
24. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
25. Where is/are your best friend/s right now?
One is in the Philippines, the other in the US.
I am tagging: Daily Happy Thoughts*Loving Tweety*My Daily Ramblings*Pink Posh*Sweet Bites*
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. Make sure you visit the link above.
Now I give this award to:Can of Thoughts*Dandelions & Daydreams*Loving Tweety*MJ's Hurrah*Steve and Emz Journey*
Sunday, May 25, 2008
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Saturday, May 24, 2008
somebody is caring about you.
somebody misses you.
somebody wants to talk to you.
somebody wants to be with you.
somebody hopes you aren't in trouble.
somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
somebody wants to hold your hand.
somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
somebody wants you to be happy.
somebody wants you to find him/her.
somebody is celebrating your successes.
somebody wants to give you a gift.
somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
somebody loves you.
somebody admires your strength.
somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
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There is a site where I can literally and figuratively hear the words of God. The site calls on pastors and ministers to upload sermons to share to the cyber community. PreacherTV is a new site where the good news can be shared and spread on the internet. With a few clicks you can watch sermons online if you feel the need for comfort and assurance. Spread the good news. Check out PreacherTV.com.
Friday, May 23, 2008
that his son should play forward.
You see her in the classroom, during parent-teacher-orientation,
arguing with the teacher regarding her daughter's grade.
You see him at basketball games or practice-
forcibly making his son do that crucial shot.
You see her huddled in front of the computer
editing her son's essay. (ouch!)
You see them everywhere: Stage Parents
Why?- Because parents today are going to extremes - determined to do anything to make a better life for their children - a perfect childhood for their children. Afraid that their children will make mistakes, most parents today simply refuse to let their children develop at their own paces. They push too hard in terms of academics, sports and the arts.
Oh, my two-and-half-year old son can read phonetically.
Ah!, my three-year old daughter can do double digits addition.
I enrolled my 5 year old daughter in ballet and jazz. I just hope it does not conflict with her piano lessons.
Too much too soon . Your kids might be burned out even before even reaching middle school. I have a few tested-suggestions.
Take a real interest in your kids' lives- do not let them be extensions of yourselves. Let them develop at their own pace. Guide them but do not strangle them. Listen to what they have to say. Be firm, not hard, in handling your kids.Teach them good values and morals for their moral compass. Let them climb the ladder of life - but make sure you're right behind them ready to catch them less they fall.
Do you use your cellphone while driving? Do you fidget with the CD player or car radio incessantly? Do you actively engage in conversation whiled driving? Do you follow traffic signs and observe speed limits? Distractions can cause road accidents but if you realize your mistakes and correct them - you might not be a bad driver after all.
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Thursday, May 22, 2008
He is to take a shower after every training or game before he gets in my car. If a shower is not possible or if there's no time for one, he could: first- take off his shoes while still in the gym, alcohol his feet then wear his slippers; or his feet remain in his shoes until safely reaching our house.
( it's okay. he does not read my blog)
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DAVID COOK is the new American Idol. I just knew he will bag the title. Simon practically declared David Archuleta as the winner on last night's three-song showdown of the two Davids. Was that a reverse psychology ploy of Simon? I was just wondering because earlier yesterday, Cowell told the American public who were watching the Ellen DeGeneres show, that Cook will win.
I feel real bad for Archuleta. I think he was sort of expecting to win the title after Simon Cowell's spill last night. Anyway, David A. has all the time to reach peak for he's only 17! David Cook deserved the win. It has been a while since we last saw a real relevant-talented-innovative male singer rise from American Idol. David Cook is the answer.
Sadly she said that their mortgage had gone awry and their house repossessed. She said the mortgage rates were just too high and that they just can't keep up with the payments. She realized too late that her mortgage loan was not a good deal.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Luckily for me they got the hint and left, but thankfully the whole thing was captured on the Cafe's camera. I'm sending you this picture as a warning.............. just in case they try and pick you up too.
Honestly, some men think they are God's gift to mankind.
I have recently designed a house that has niches at the ceiling and high walls for indoor plants. Since i know that fresh plants and flowers will not thrive indoors, I have suggested to the owner that we use artificial silk plants. The owner was hesitant at first but when I showed her that I also use silk plants for my house, she readily agreed. Her artificial interior flower decors look so natural.
There are a lot of plus points in choosing silk plants. The variety of arrangements and types of flowers and plants to chose from is diverse. If you are the flowery-type person, then there are geraniums, roses, gardenias and daisies in different arrangement styles to choose from. If you're into topiaries and bonsai, the site offers them too. Trees and plants up to 9 feet tall are also available. Cool!
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The thing is even in times of undue stress, I do manage to present a cool exterior. My secret? Um... because I am a vociferous reader. I have read up on emergency procedures as early as I was 3 months pregnant with my first child. I have more or less learned to deal with panic attacks. Here are some pointers you can use to check your panic mode.
1.Learn CPR and first aid: Having first-aid skills makes you do useful actions instead of panic.
2. Grow you brain: Meaning, please use you brain - read, study, write, solve puzzles or any other activity to stimulate tour brain. The hippocampus, the part of the brain which calls up life experiences to moderate fear, shrinks.
3. Imagine the worst: Plan A. Plan B. Even Plan C or D. Yesterday my daughters and some friends we were talking about how to repel a rapist. One idea was to tell the rapist that she i having her monthly period. Another one said, pretend to vomit and say you have to use the bathroom. Tell the rapist you have AIDS. Silly as the ideas may be, at least there's a plan.
4. Practice makes perfect: I have played over and over in my mind what to do in case my kid shallows an object and start to gag. I have visualized perfectly countless times. When daughter # 3 shallowed a key chain at the age of 1.5 years, I knew where to grab her to completely turn her upside down- whack her back - and dislodge the keychain from her throat. When daughter #4's turn came, it was a breeze.
5. SAP 100: Stop. Assess. Plan at 100 meters. Keep away from wild animals, maniacs, fire, car wrecks and the likes until you have decided the most useful and plausible strategy.
6. Determine risks versus benefits. Do you get in the burning house now or do you wait for help? Do you try to save the drowning person and risk drowning yourself too? The key is never endanger more people than can be saved.
7. Prioritise: Professional use this standard: red for critically injured people; yellow for moderately injured people; green for good to go. If there is tie\me for rescue, rescuers will definitely take the reds first. If time is crucial and there's not a second to spare, the rescuers take the green.
The best remedy I have in times of great panic and emergencies is prayer. My best rescue buddy is of course, God.
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First, some of us survived being born to mothers who smoked
and/or drank while they carried us. (sioktong ang inumin)
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, fish from a can
(brand : ligo ), and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright
colored lead-based paints, pati na yung laruang kabayu-kabayuhan.
(toy horses included)
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinetsand when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, no kneepads , sometimes wala ngang preno yung bisikleta. (sometimes no brakes too)
As children, we would ride in car with no seat belts or air bags
- hanggang ngayon naman, di ba ? (still being done)
Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a
special treat. ( maykaya kayo pare ! )
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle
(minsan straight from the faucet)
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and
NO ONE actually died from this. Or contacted hepatitis.
We ate rice with tinunaw na purico ( dahil ubos na ang star
margarine) , nutribuns na galing kay macoy and drank popdrinks
with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight kasi nga ......( overall, eating fat-laded food, but we were not overweight because...)
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as
we were back when the streetlights came on. Sarap mag patintero,
tumbang preso , habulan taguan....(street games)
No one was able to reach us all day ( di uso ang celfon , walang
beepers ). And we were O.K. (no cellphones or pagers)
We would spend hours building our trolleys or slides out of
scraps and then ride down the street , only to find out we
forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to
solve the problem .
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video
games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no
surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or
Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there
were no lawsuits from these accidents. The only rubbing we get is from
our friends with the words.....masakit ba ? pero pag galit yung
kalaro mo.....ang sasabihin sa iyo.....beh buti nga !
We play in the dirt , wash our hands a little and ate with our
barehands...we were not afraid of getting worms in our stomachs.
We have to live with homemade guns - gawa sa kahoy, tinali ng
rubberband , sumpit , tirador at kung ano ano pa na puedeng
makasakit.....pero walang nagrereklamo.
......made up games with sticks ( syatong ) and cans ( tumbang preso)
and although we were told it would happen, wala naman tayong
binulag o napatay....paminsan minsan may nabubukulan.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the
door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
Mini basketball teams had tryouts and not everyone made the
team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.
Walang sumasama ang loob. NO stage mothers!
Ang magulang ay nandoon lang para tignan kung ayos lang ang
bata....hindi para makialam. ( parents were there to watch not to meddle)
This generation of ours has produced some of the best
risk-takers, problem solvers and managers ever!
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we
HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! Congrats baby boomer!
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So, do I have a reader who belongs to the silent generation?
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The thumb pressure subjected to the participant was constant. However, they continue to become thirstier. As the level of their electrolyte went down, the more pain they felt.Why? The study indicated that a part of the brain is activated when pain and thirst are experienced simultaneously. A "priority" switch of some sort is triggered and pain is more emphasized because it is a greater threat than thirst.
Water: no calories, natural pain reliever!
There are cheap web hosting services and there are expensive ones. Cheap does not translate to poor web hosting services as expensive does not necessarily means a great web host. Having just bought a new domain name, I am naturally considering the next logical step of transferring my web page to an independent web hosting company.
In my search for a good web hosting company I stumbled on a site with articles regarding
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Furnitures made by palochina
Along Naga Road: eatery
Near Imus Public Market:laundry shop
On a bus:
Before pay, tell where get on before the get off
Along Aguinaldo Hiway, Cavite: seller of crispy pata
Seen at a public market flower stall:
We sell artificial but fresh flowers.
Name of a bank somewhere in Alabang:
Monday, May 19, 2008
Let me clarify my meaning of dreams.
I do not mean the castle in the sky dream.
I also do not mean hallucinations nor delusions.
What I mean by dreams in this case are your
aspirations, goals, ambitions or hope.
So don't ever think of stopping!
Go and chase your dreams.
It is never ever too late.
Tagaytay Road. There was a guy who got left behind by
a pack of mountain bikers. The group was large and he
didn't bring a cellphone. He crashed his bike somewhere
between Picnic Grove and DBP. To make things worse,
a storm came in. So he walked.
This guy was on the side of the road hitch-hiking on a
very dark night in the middle of a storm. The night
passed slowly and no cars went by. The storm was so
strong he could hardly see a few meters ahead of him.
Suddenly, just before the junction going to Manila , he
saw a car slowly looming, ghostlike, out of the gloom.
It slowly crept toward him and stopped. It was raining
hard, wind blowing all around you, what would you do?
Like you would, he got into the car and closed the door,
then realized that there was nobody inside the car...
even in the driver's seat.
The car slowly started moving again. The guy was
terrified, too scared to think of jumping out and running.
The guy saw that the car was slowly approaching a
sharp curve. The guy started to pray, begging for his life;
he was sure the ghost car would go off the road and he
would plunge to his death, when just before the curve, a
hand appeared through the window and turned the
steering wheel, guiding the car safely around the bend.
Terrified, the guy watched the hand reappear every time
they reached a curve. Finally, the guy gathered his wits
and leaped from the car and ran to the nearest place
where there were houses.
Wet and in shock, he went into a store and voice
quavering, ordered two bottles of beer, and told the
people about his horrible, supernatural experience. A
silence enveloped everybody when they realized the guy
was apparently sane and not drunk.
About half an hour later two guys walked into the same
One said to the other..........
"Yan! Yan yung tarantadong sumakay habang
nagtutulak tayo..." (That's him! That's the fool who
got in the car while we were pushing it!)
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A. And Life Goes On
C. Confessions of a Supermodel Wannabe
D. Different Faces of Me
I. I am blogger-happy.
M. Me, Myself + 2
R. Republic of A
S. Shower of Manna from Heaven
T. The Simple Life of a Baghag
V. vanity kit
W. working it
Rule #2: You now have to “tag” at least five people and encourage them to participate. Remember, though, that not everyone is into these kinds of things, so don’t be upset if they don’t participate. Just simply replace your tag. Remember to tag blogs only and no pornographic ones as we do want to keep the integrity as a blogging community.
I am tagging anyone who cares to get tagged.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
You hardly notice those poor drivers and commuters in the slow lane, fuming, cursing and on the verge of heart failures and high blood pressure attacks. If you have not observed it, when you are enjoying smooth sailing or having a string of good luck, you barely complain much less, notice. Once you hit one bad spot or lady luck turns her back on you for just a second, everything from there on seems to be running downhill. Right?
We complain. Lament. Protest. Whine. Why is the other lane moving faster than my lane?
is fighting some kind of battle.
Right now, I just want to curl up and die. Life is hard. It is so hard and sometimes seems unfair that you question the validity of your faith. You ask: Why?; Why me; Again?; Give me a break , please!I am not wavering on my beliefs though. I just need a time-out. In times like these, it is good to count your blessings.
If I want my dreams to come true, I mustn't oversleep.
Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important.
The best vitamin for making friends..... B1.
The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts.
The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge.
One thing I can give and still keep...is my word.
I lie the loudest when I lie to myself.
If I lack the courage to start, I have already finished.
One thing I can't recycle is wasted time.
Ideas won't work unless ' I ' do.
My mind is like a parachute...it functions only when open.
The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.
The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what I might have been.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
In line with this, Ellen DeGeneres, 50, has announced on her May 16 show that she and partner Portia de Rossi, 35, will tie the knot in June this year. According to sources ‘Portia demanded that Ellen marry her.’ and this was right after the Oscars. There's talk that Ellen and Portia are really into a big-grand-wedding.
What can I say? I like Ellen. She is simple, down to earth and funny. I like Portia for she is pretty and is quite a talented actress. But something is not right. Last I read and heard, God created Eve for Adam and not for Agnes.
What is hard is saying sorry that is parallel with I made a mistake in my judgment or opinion of you and now I am admitting my mistake- or - Sorry I made a bad investment and I lost all your money. Yes! It is so hard to say I am sorry for it is a sure sign that almost-perfect you are a human who is capable of creating errors. Being egoists, humans do not want to admit that they do commit mistakes and apologizing is part of the small cycle.Having said that, and hopefully convinced you that it is indeed hard to say I am sorry like you mean it, how do you say you're sorry?
Next time try whooops!!
Friday, May 16, 2008
All the fat boy said was Can we go to McDonald's now? I'm so hungry!
Here are some more pictures of Ethan.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
If you want to see what I mean, view the trailer of the Horror movie that is making such a buzz. Be ready for downright blood and gore. I was riveted and wanted more when I watched the trailer. Majority of unrated movies fail to make it to the cinemas for viewing. Since May 9, 2008, Frontier(s) has been showing in Los Angeles, Austin, New York, Boston, Denver, Phoenix, Detroit, Seattle, and Philadelphia. DVDs were out on sale May 13, 2008 at leading DVD shops nationwide.
The top three sang three songs each: a song chosen by the one of the judges, a song chosen by the contestant and a song chosen by the producer. David Archuleta was just just okay for me as I did not like this personal choice of With You.. Cook was superb as attested by Simon who commented that David Cook won the round. Syesha sang fine but I can see that she is not cut to be a pop nor R&B nor country singer. She belongs on the stage. Broadway perhaps?
I can't wait till next Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
We were still talking when we received text messages stating that according to the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 will hit Luzon, Philippines at 6:00 pm May 14, 2007. Added to the message was for the receiver of the message to please take care and forward the message.
The first thing that came to my mind was is an earthquake predictable now? Back when I was a student, my high school physics teacher said that no instrument that could predict an earthquake has been invented yet. Since my schooldays were eons ago, maybe such instrument has now been invented, patented and put to good use. I looked at my watch. It was 6:15pm. Has the predicted earthquake passed? Tick.Tock.Tick.Tock. The clock struck 8:00 pm. Still no earthquake. I went home with my son.
Upon arriving, I immediately turned on my desktop to browse U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program. There was no link or page that has something to do with the predicted earthquake in particular or earthquake prediction in general. I saw links on recent earthquake incidents. I did not know that there are hundreds of earthquakes that happen worldwide on a daily basis. As I continue to look for the prediction post a thought hit me. If earthquakes can be predicted as to the exact time, date and location, why was China not warned?
Simple. My high school physics teacher is still right.
The circulated warning was based on the early morning earthquake that occurred in 16.461°N, 122.273°E, Luzon, Philippines at 5:48 AM! Talk about irresponsible people!
Here are some more priceless quotes compiled by Judith Frost Stark in her book Don't Cross the Bridge Before..... You Pay the Toll.
A miss is as good as a....... MR.
No news is..... IMPOSSIBLE.
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you. Cry and.....YOU HAVE TO BLOW YOUR NOSE.
A penny saved is ....NOT TOO MUCH.
He who marries for money.... BETTER BE NICE TO HIS WIFE.
It's always darkest before..... DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.
If at first you don't succeed....GET NEW BATTERIES.
Still waters.... WILL GET YOU NOWHERE.
When the blind leadeth the blind.... GET OUT OF THEIR WAY.
Kids! We can't do without them!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A Mr. Liu of Fung-Gaap College in Tai-Chung is endorsing bloodletting for stroke victims. He said pricking the 10 fingers and letting out blood (pea-sized amount) will actually reduce the risk of burst capillaries due to pressure of the blood. He also said, that if the victim's mouth is crooked, pinching the ears till they turn red then pricking the lobes to let out blood will actually do good. He claims that this is 100% reliable since he has tried it. Here is his story:
I learned about letting blood to save life from Chinese traditional doctor Ha Bu-Ting who lives in Sun-Juke. Furthermore, I had practical experience with it. Therefore I can say this method is 100% effective.
In 1979, I was teaching in Fung-Gaap College in Tai-Chung. One afternoon I was teaching class when another teacher came running to my class room and said in panting, "Mr. Liu, come quick, our supervisor has had a stroke!" I immediately went to the 3rd floor. When I saw our supervisor, Mr.Chen Fu-Tien, his color was off, his speech was slurred, his mouth was crooked-all the symptoms of a stroke.
I immediately asked one of the practicum students to go to the pharmacy outside the school to buy a syringe, which I used to prick Mr. Chen's 10 fingers tips. When all 10 fingers were bleeding (each with a pea-sized drop of blood), after a few minutes, Mr. Chen's face regained its color and his eyes' spirit returned, too. But his mouth was still crooked. So I pulled on his ears to fill them with blood. When his ears became red, I pricked his right earlobe twice to let out 2 drops of blood. When both earlobes had two drops of blood each, a miracle happened. Within 3-5 minutes the shape of his mouth returned to normal and his speech became clear. We let him rest for a while and have a cup of hot tea, then we helped him go down the stairs, drove him to Wei-Wah Hospital. He rested one night and was released the next day to return to school to teach. Everything worked normally. There were no ill after-effects. On the other hand, the usual stroke victim usually suffers irreparable bursting of the brain capillaries on the way to the hospital. As a result, these victims never recover.
According to a medical magazine I read, bloodletting, historically speaking, may have been used to reduce the pressure of blood by reducing the volume of blood due to an absence of any form of treatment. I could liken it to letting off air from an over-pumped tire so as to prevent it from bursting. The medical article said that the historical use of bloodletting has been harmful to the patient. If you ask me, I think there is no harm in pricking the 10 digits of a suspected stoke victim. Just make sure that the needle is sterilized for wouldn't it be of great irony if the victim survives a stroke but is diagnosed with tetanus instead?
For the instructions, add your name on the list and simply spell out your name using the given Japanese letter- translations below. Tag six of your friends and inform them of the tag. Have fun.
A - ka -----G - ji -----M - rin -----S - ari----- Y - fu
B - tu -----H - ri -----N - to ------T - chi -----Z - zi
C - mi----- I - ki -----O - mo -----U - do
D - te----- J - zu -----P - no ------V - ru
E - ku-----K - me ----Q - ke ------W - mei
F - lu-----L - ta ------R - shi ------X - na
1. Renz- Shikutona (waaaahh...sounds like KUTO!)
2 . Lena - Takuxka (wadda?? takot ka?!)
I will not tag anyone. However, if you want to spell out your name in Japanese,
feel free to copy /paste.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Today I am officially 'maid-less'. My two maids and an extra went home for 'vacation'. How I envy them. They can just pack their bags, make a salary advance (without interest, of course) and go home for a spell of relaxation. I cannot remember the last time I had a complete-restful vacation. My vacations were just extensions of my daily routine more tiring at that since the routines were done in unfamiiar places. Double boohoo for me if the vacations were spent in places accessible by airplanes only.
Anway, the house is quiet enough. My three other daughters and Ethan are now lolling in the white sands of one of the islands in Visayas.. The ones who are not in vacation are hubby, 4th daughter-doing her on-the-job-training, and only son -in the middle of a league. Before I log off and cry, ooopppss..I mean log of and sleep, let me just say that I am not actually feeling lonesome but I actually miss Ethan's chatter. Oh well.
Friends, forgive me if I can't do the tags you sent me. I'll get to them once I have adjusted to my new routine as a housemaid-laundrywoman-driver-cook-gardener-etc. Sigh!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
To all great mommies out there, let me share this poem.
A mother's love is consistent and patient, it will never fade.
A mother's love is warm and compassionate, even in the shade.
A mother's love will always help you through the weakest hours.
A mother's love is always like a bouquet of flowers.
A mother's love is strong and will never steer you wrong.
A true mother's love is beautiful in many ways.
A true mother's love is sincere and it takes a mother's love to conquer our fears.
A true mother's love knows the depth of love.
A true mother's love is contentment, just like God's love.
A mother's love is absolutely all of the above.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Ethan! I've told you millions of times to stop banging and slamming my door. I shouted as I walked or rather galloped towards my bedroom.
Problem 2. The window has grills but I was able to unlock it. The problem was the grills swing-in the bedroom to open which is impossible to do since half of the TV was blocking the window.The TV was heavy and Ethan can't possibly budge it. I got down from the ladder to call my foreman.
I really have to poo! Great!
Daughter #2 rushed back praying that the door might finally open. Miraculously, it did!
for Ethan: do not bang or slam the door.
for daughter#2: miracles do happen in the most tight situations
for me: do not buy that particular brand of doorknob ever again.