Litratong Pinoy : Ayaw Ko (I Don’t Like)

Unang beses ko sya nakitang nalasing. Nasarapan siguro sa alak na inihanda ko. LOL!

Sa unang pagkakataon, inayawan nyang magpakuha ng litrato. Keber kung naka-swimsuit o hubad sya, mahilig kasi syang magpalitrato – cam whore ika nga nila. Pero sa pagkakataong ito, unang beses syang umayaw magpakuha. Hindi nya nga alam na kinuhanan ko sya nung una. Pero nang makita nya ‘to, nahiya sya sa kanyang mga ginawa. ‘Di na raw sya uulit uminom ng marami. Nadala na raw sya. LOL!

(It was my first time to see him drunk. I guess he liked the brandy I served them that night. LOL! For the first time, he begged off from having his picture taken. He doesn’t care whether he’s wearing his swimwear or he’s naked – he loves having his picture taken – a certified cam whore so they say. When he saw this picture, he was embarrassed. He said that night won’t happen again. He learned his lesson. LOL!)

Litratong Pinoy: Mithi (Wish)

Wish ko lang magkaroon ulit ng katawang kagaya ng sa kanila.

Naging payat din naman ako nung kabataan ko. Naranasan ko rin naman na mag-sleeveless at kung ano pang seksing damit. Yun nga lang, dala ng pagkakaroon ng PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease), ‘di ko na nagawang magpapayat ulit. Nagtuloy-tuloy na akong lumaki. Me hubog pa rin naman ang katawan ko. Coke 1.5 liters nga lang ang hugis. LOL!

Siguro di ko na minimithing maibalik sa 110 pounds ulit ang timbang ko kahit ano pang gamot ang isaksak ko sa katawan ko para pumayat. Gusto ko na lang magkaroon ng mas mahaba at mas malusog na pangangatawan. Yun man lang maibigay ko sa aking sarili at sa aking anak. At alam kong magagawa ko yan sa takdang panahon.

How I wish I could have a body like theirs. I was thin once when I was younger. I was able to experience wearing sleeveless and sexy clothes. Since I have PCOD, going back to my old weight proved difficult already. I grew bigger. I still have the curves though. It’s just the Coke 1.5 liter curves. LOL!

I won’t be wishing for my weight to go back to 110 pounds and use up all the available weight loss pills in the market. All I want now is for me to have a longer and healthier life. This is the one thing I want to give myself and my son. And I know I can do this in time.

Litratong Pinoy: Liwaliw

Halos 3 linggo akong absent sa LP so babawi ako ngayong linggo sa aking mga lahok.

Bihira akong magpakuha ng litrato kasi nga nasanay na ‘kong ako ang kumukuha at hindi ako ang kinukuhanan. Nang mapunta ako ng Roxas City sa unang pagkakataon, naisip kong maganda na me kuha naman ako sa isang lugar na paunang beses ko napuntahan. Meron man lang akong kahit isang litrato na magpapatunay na nanggaling nga ako ron. At eto nga, isa ito sa mga litratong nakuhanan ng aking kaibigan habang hinihintay namin si Dolf, ang kaibigan ng bossing ko para maiikot kami ng saglit sa mga kalye ng Roxas bago ang kasal ni Karlyn. Kita mo nga’t dala ko pa rin ang aking camera bag kahit na papunta ako sa kasal. Hindi pwedeng hindi ko dala ito sa aking pagliliwaliw.

It’s a rare occasion that I get to have my picture taken because I’m used to taking the photos instead of me being the subject. When I went to Roxas City for the first time, I thought that it would really be great to have my picture taken since it was the first time I’ve set foot on the place. At least I’ll have one memento of my stay there – and proof that I’ve been there. This was one of the photos that my friend took while we were waiting for Dolf, my boss’s friend. As you can see, I still have my camera bag with me even if I was going to a wedding. For me, bringing Sly along in my travels is a definite must, wherever that may be.


Here’s a tag from the Faery. Sorry for the delayed reply, sweetie!

Here’s the rule..

Click copy/paste, type in your answers and tag four people in your lists! Don’t forget to change my answers to the questions with that of yours.

1. Four places I go over and over

** Niagara Falls (this is my ultimate honeymoon place – just need to find that lucky guy to be with me! LOL!)
** Mississauga, Ontario – this is where my best friend and the rest of her family live. They’re the warmest people I’ve ever known – and they’re some of the best cooks too!
** Stonehedge – something weird really attracts me to this place.
** Wales – not too crowded like London. It’s one of the best places I’ve been to in my life.

2. Four people who e-mail me regularly

** Anna (my SIL)
** Pam (my best friend)
** Atty. Joy (her daily quotes never fail to inspire me)
** Jonathan (family friend who lives in Dubai)

3. Four of my favorite places to eat?

** Dad’s – International buffet that’s not as pricey as in the hotels
** Fish & Co. – Affordable and yummy! I just wish they would have the apple cider vinegar for the chips sauce!
** Sosing Carinderia – This is the best carinderia ever! No promotional items needed to boost its sales. People flock the place especially during lunch time! One of the best grilled stuff and bulalo/nilaga in the metro.
** Aling Tonya’s – Going to Dampa? Then this is my choice!

4. Four places you’d rather be?

** Canada – I’d really love to go back and stay there for good (with Basti, of course)
** Lucban, Quezon – for that much-needed break from the polluted city
** Boracay (with friends) – a part 2 of the adventure would be great
** Palawan – if it’s not too pricey, then I would’ve explored that beautiful place!

5. Four TV shows I could watch over and over.

** Dharma and Greg
** Perfect Strangers
** The Drew Carey Show

6. Four lucky winners ( of this tag..)

** Suzanne
** JennyL
** mec
** Dats

The Hype About the iPhone

So what’s the hype about the newest gadget in town? Oh yeah, the iPhone is said to be the coolest thing that ever happened to a mobile phone.

It was launched at the Tower Club last Friday and of course it was all over the papers the next day. I was more ecstatic over the fact that work was done by 3pm that day and I went home burning with fever rather than trying to sneak my way in for a chance to win the iPhone for free (or so they say).

I actually would like to own an iPhone. But the problem lies in the fact that Globe exclusively holds the rights to this gadget and I’m not a Globe subscriber. I still don’t understand this concept set by Apple to just have only one provider giving service to this useful gadget. This caused the phone to be priced here at almost 3-5 times more than it’s actual cost in the US. I stand firm in my decision not to buy the iPhone for that horrible price! I know they have recently lowered the prices but still, I wouldn’t buy it for that price. I’d rather just buy unlocked cell phones that have great features too for a price that’s not too pricey.

If the time comes when other phone companies can already sell this gadget, then I may reconsider purchasing it. But until that time comes, I’m gonna stay put with my trusty and rusty phone for my mobile needs.

The Sickly Me

I haven’t gone to work this week. I went down with the flu and had another bout with laryngitis that rendered me voiceless for a couple of days. Right now, I’m under strict instructions not to talk and for me to just rest and recuperate.

Even as a child, I was sickly. There were some birthdays of mine that I recall being in the hospital or I was just sick in bed celebrating it there with cake and spaghetti. It’s a true bummer to be sick on your birthday but in my case, it was sort of a regular thing to me.

Now I’m wondering whether I can still be in a good state of health. July and August have been really terrible months for me financially and health-wise. I have like a full pouch of different medications for different illnesses and I’ll never know when this will end. But looking at the brighter side of things, I actually enjoy these rare moments that I just snuggle under my comforter (which look like a really cool crib bedding for a big baby like me) and half a dozen pillows. Sleep has never been this good – even though it’s induced by the antibiotics and pain relievers I’m taking.

I can babble on and on about my angst on my health – but what the heck! Life is still beautiful.

Cable and TV stuff

I am not that knowledgeable about cables and stuff but I know the basics about them – like how I’m going to connect my phone to my computer or the DVD player to the TV or my camera to the TV. But I get lost with all the jargon, that is, the different types and names of cables used for a specific type of gadget or machine.

We all know that the latest craze in TV is the HDTV or what they call the high definition TV. I heard that this kind of TV works best when used with HDMI cables for crisper and clearer audio and video. Well, that would be really cool if you’ll ask me.

Now, all I need would be a new HDTV. LOL!

What’s Happening?

I admit that I have been one lazy girl this week with my blog. I didn’t have the mojo to write nor to scrap though there was so much to write about and scrap. Anyway, for the rest of the day, I will try to write about bits and pieces of what has happened this week. I’m having the day off tomorrow (another systems outage at work) so I have about 2 days to catch up on everything.

Let’s start off with the movies I’ve recently seen and the books that I have bought and/or currently reading.

Who would think robots could fall in love?? WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth Class) and EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) did. But more importantly, this movie actually gave us a glimpse of what would earth be like in a couple of years if we don’t take care of it. We’ll all be dumped in garbage and most probably, we will also be in Axiom exiled in some other galaxy or universe because Earth is not livable anymore. However, there’s still hope and it’s not yet too late to save Mother Earth – just like that tiny plant that grew out of the soil-laden shoe that EVE found. I highly-recommend this movie. My siblings and my son loved it. I’m sure you will too.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor was a fairly good movie but I didn’t love it the way I loved the first 2 parts of the trilogy. I read somewhere that Rachel Weisz rejected the script because she didn’t like it. I think this movie would have been better if she was still Brendan’s partner. The effects were all good but I guess there’s really no on-screen chemistry between Brendan and Maria Bello that’s why it didn’t appeal to me as much as the first 2 Mummy movies. Michelle Yeoh and Jet Li both looked great in this movie though.

The Dark Knight was kinda intense and I loved it! Heath Ledger kinda scared me in this movie. It seemed to me that he internalized the role too much and he convinced me that the Joker was really a lunatic on the loose. I loved the fight scenes, the effects and the storyline. Money well-spent on this one.

I haven’t read the Twilight series (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn) by Stephanie Meyer but my sister already finished the 1st 2 books (Twilight and New Moon) in 2 sittings. I know it’s a current hype. I can’t wait to get me started and see what the hype’s all about.

I read about The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian in January from Joy’s blog and it was only now that I was able to buy it (oh well, I’m that cash-strapped really! LOL!). I have read the first part and there were a lot of points in there that touched me. This book is talking to me in more ways than one. You all know that my marriage has started to fall apart and I’m now in the final stages of making decisions about it. I don’t know where reading this book will lead me but definitely I know that there will be so many things I’m going to learn and ponder about from it.

And finally, I now have a copy of Batjay’s latest book, Mga Kwento ng Batang Kaning Lamig. I was able to buy the book at Powerbooks Glorietta (other Powerbooks branches didn’t carry the book though) after talking with someone from the publisher’s office since I couldn’t find a copy of the book. I read this in one sitting and it’s the happiest I’ve been for the longest time. Batjay’s way has always been insightful and fun. Here’s looking forward to your next book.

While writing this, I’m still thinking whether to go out and watch Sarah and John Lloyd’s movie or Vic Sotto and Dolphy’s movie. Well, I can watch one today and the other tomorrow. We’ll see.

My health updates

The first day of the week is about to end for me and I’m off to a good start compared to the previous weeks.

Although my week ended with the sad news that my blood sugar & SGPT levels are indicative of me having diabetes and that having regular heartburn may be indicative too of having GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), I appreciated the fact that my doctor didn’t try to sugar coat anything about my blood work results. She advised me of the things I need to work on and do so that by next month, I will have better results (hopefully).

Aside from the daily blood sugar monitoring after every meal, the one thing I badly needed to do is to go on a diet – refrain from fried foods and red meat, more of fish, veggies, fruits and water, no carbonated drinks, no caffeine, half cup of rice per meal. I’m actually adjusting a lot to the half-cup-rice-per-meal thing because I’m really a big rice person. So far, with the 2 days I’ve been doing it, I think I can live perfectly fine with that in the coming days.

I also have to do some exercising to help as a fat burner together with the diet. I really think this is the perfect combination so I have started brisk walking around the CCP grounds in the morning to start my exercise regimen.

It’s not going to be easy but I think to live longer to see Basti grow up is enough motivation for me to do this. Besides, I think this is already my wake-up call to start taking care of myself before it’s too late.

It’s going to be one challenging month for me but I hope that my liver ultrasound & blood work will yield better results by next month.

Renewal time

I renew my car registration every last week of August. I have set aside some money for that already but I’m having a hard time deciding on my car insurance.

It used to be Papa who handled the insurance part because he was the one who handled it for me. But now that I’m the one responsible for the expenses, I’m actually looking for a cheap auto insurance plan that’s light on the budget but loaded with benefits and features for my 11-year old car. She may be old but I still love her anyway!

Hopefully, I could find that great deal just in time for my car registration’s renewal.