Sunday Stealing: The Pretentious Blogging Meme

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger known as Little Bark from the blog The Tree Unleashed. She explains that she found it over at The Tree of Life. It appears it originated on that blog. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

1. How long have you been blogging?
** Since 2003

2. What made you start?
** My pregnancy

3. Who inspired you?
** The baby inside me during my pregnancy.

4. About how many hours a week would you estimate you spend on your blog?
** 3-6 hours at the most.

5. What kind of experience or background do you have with writing?
** I used to write for the school paper and I write to express myself.

6. Talk about how you come up with blog topics. Where do you get your ideas?
** From my life’s daily grind and experiences, places I go to, the food I eat, articles I read, practically anything that happens and I feel the urge to write something about it.

7. What or who inspires you and your blog?
** My everyday experiences…people who surround me every single day.

8. Where and/or how do your brainstorming for your blog?
** I usually do that during the long drive home or when I’m alone in the room.

9. Do you have any blogging rules or guidelines you follow?
** I just do my best to be objective and fair. I also do my best to visit my visitors and read their entries.

10. Is there anything you will not blog about?
** My life is an open book but there are still personal things that I’d rather keep as personal.

11. Do you have any sort of a publishing schedule in terms of day of week or topic?
** Not really but I try to have one.

Saturday 9: Everybody is a Star

1. Did you ever think that you’d be a star? If yes, doing what?
** Used to when I was younger. I used to be a member of a singing group that performed professionally. I also sang solo at times so if I decided to pursue that, I would have probably been in the limelight as a singer.

2. Tell us about the last time you had a romantic dinner.
** That was a very long time ago with my ex-boyfriend.

3. Tell us about your worst job interview.
** I told the interviewer that I’m not really interested in the job. LOL!

4. Tell us about your stupidest date.
** I have yet to remember whether I had one.

5. How much in common do you think you should have with a romantic partner?
** Just enough to keep us interested with each other.

6. Tell us about a favorite meme that you loved but no longer posts.
** Those were photo memes during Thursdays and Saturdays.

7. How did you get into blogging?
** I was pregnant at that time and decided to write about it.

8. Do you share all your fantasies with a significant other?
** Not all.

9. What change in your life would you like to happen this year?
** I would like to finally be financially stable and independent.

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Wouldn’t it be easy for me to move on if you would just disappear?

2. After my separation, I have been doingbetter than ever!

3. I love the taste of mocha cake.

4. I don’t like hanging out in the living room.

5. The first thing we’re going to do is have fun!.

6. RAIN drip, drip, drip; I wish!.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to rest, tomorrow my plans include attending the Johnson and Johnson Mommy Bloggers’ Event and Sunday, I want to have lunch out and finally pack my bags for my upcoming vacation!

Thursday 13: 13 Things I Learned During Therapy

My car, Victoria, has had her share of minor car accidents. But this is the first time that I had to undergo therapy for an injury that I thought was never there. Since the time I had the neck brace on until today, I have learned and realized some things that I’d like to share with you.

01. A neck injury is not like fixing any plumbing fixtures found in your house – Whiplash injury isn’t something to be taken lightly. I waited 3 days before I went to see a doctor only to find out that I’m more damaged than my car – a lesson that I learned the hard way.

02. No matter how careful you drive, there will always be someone who’s gonna be reckless and you’ll be caught by surprise – Oh yeah! This was what happened to me. My car was stationary, waiting for our turn to enter the parking area, when the other car slammed me from behind. Sometimes, you are just caught at the wrong place and the wrong time.

03. Neck injury is hard to manage – for someone like me who can’t stay still, I have to adjust my activity to help hasten my recovery. Lie down if I have to lie down. Sleep when I need to rest. Take a bath slowly so as not to further strain my neck and arms. I had to learn how to move slow and stay still – something that I wouldn’t want to happen again in the near future.

04. Learn how to say no – I had to say “No” to some invitations only because I can’t drive to go to where I’m supposed to go.

05. The neck brace helps – It may be hard to be walking around with a neck brace but it has helped me a lot in managing the strain and pain around my neck area.

06. The neck brace looks weird but it can be cool fashion accessory – For some strange reason, I found the neck brace as a weird-but-can-be-cool fashion accessory. My colleagues called it a “choker” when they saw me last Monday. And because of that, they’re gonna bejewel and bedazzle my neck brace when I go back to work.

07. Everyone’s curious to know the reason behind the neck brace – Every cab driver and person I have encountered never failed to ask about what happened to my neck. People are just generally curious to know what’s with the added “accessory.”

08. People are more compassionate when they see someone in a neck brace – I appreciate the fact that people can be more giving and compassionate to someone who obviously is not well. That’s just really nice of them.

09. Our office is not well-equipped for people who might have injuries or disabilities – I am temporarily disabled due to the injury. I did go to work last Monday, only to find out that no matter how much I adjust my monitor’s eye level and my office chair, I wouldn’t last the day because I don’t have ergonomic office equipment to support my current condition. Oh well!

10. Being on neck brace can turn you into a messy person when eating – It’s hard to chew, I cannot eat soup properly and I feel that I have to turn into a cadet to be able to eat properly. I just hope this will never happen again – EVER!

11. Seeing beautiful things can hasten recovery – What I love about the rehabilitation center that I go to is that the staff is composed of beautiful people who are all accommodating, amiable, friendly, helpful and work with a genuine smile on their faces. They love what they do and they make the extra effort to make all their patients comfortable as they could be.

12. I have rediscovered my love for Seattle’s Best’s Almond Italian Soda with Milk – ‘Nuff said 🙂

13. Physical injuries will eventually heal – Physical injuries can easily be addressed with therapy and medication but injuries of the heart (read: emotions) takes more than that.

I Want Wednesday #67

This week’s question is:

What do you want to find in your brain?
** I want to find it in my brain to discern at the onset if the guy’s worth it or not.

What else do you want this week? Share it all.
** I want to be able to prepare myself physically for my trip next week. I’m going on a REAL vacation ! ! ! ! ! (and will be bringing my neck brace with me)


I did return to work yesterday since I was approved of a shift change to accommodate my therapy sessions. However, I was sent home by the company doctor when I felt very uncomfortable and my neck was being strained despite adjusting my seat and my monitor at work.

True enough, my neck and shoulders were strained and I was recommended to take at least the next 2.5 weeks off to hasten my recovery. One good thing about staying at home is that I get to lie down whenever I can and I can use the laptop at my discretion to check on my daily internet stuff.

I’m getting the hang of the ultrasound, electric currents running through my neck, shoulders and back and the neck traction. I have weird and funny thoughts about the neck traction because sometimes I feel like maybe it could help me get taller without the use of hgh releasers. But of course, that’s just the crazy me thinking. You should see me when I undergo the traction part. LOL!

Since I couldn’t drive yet, I’m forced to take the cab going to and from the hospital. My therapy session is around 40 minutes to an hour tops and it takes me more than twice the time to get to the hospital for it. My cab fare for the past 2 days is sufficient to gas up my car to last it the whole week. It’s just unbelievable, right? These are just some of the days when I wish I had someone to drive for me when I can’t. But then again, why waste time on something that’s not there?

So for the rest of the week, I have contracted Papa to be my designated driver. My driver is 76 years old. Can you beat that?? LOL! Oh well, I’m just glad he’s just there for me all the way.

Manic Monday # 198

If you could only have one section of the bookstore to visit, which section would it be?
** It would be the Fiction section. There are so many interesting books to read from that area nowadays.

If you could only subscribe to one publication for the rest of your life, what would it be?
** It would be Creating Keepsakes. I’m a huge scrapbooking fan!

What activity always makes you lose track of time?
** Going on Facebook – I guess a lot of people lose track of time doing that. 🙂

Sunday Stealing: The Negativity Meme

Today we ripped this meme off blogger named Flea from the blog Flea’s World. She states that she stole it at Warty Mammal. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time.

Foods which disgust the crap out of me:
** Exotic foods like frogs, snakes, animal’s private parts, etc.

TV show I loathe:
** Nothing in particular.

Movie I loathe:
** Wanted – it’s just too unbelievable!

Music genres I loathe:
** I don’t really loathe them but I’m not too much into Filipino novelty songs.

Magazine which annoys me:
** Boring magazines – I still have to encounter one.

Makes me cranky at restaurant:
** Bad service and when my order’s not taken accurately.

Makes me cranky in public:
** People who don’t know how to say “Excuse me” and then shoves you out of their way to get their right of way

Makes me cranky in general:
** When my schedule gets all screwed up.

Pisses me off at home:
** When my stuff is cleaned out and I don’t know where to find ’em.

Pisses me off at work:
** When HR screws up big time. LOL!

Pisses me off in general:
** Traitors

Makes me impatient at home:
** When I don’t have anything to do and I can’t go out because I don’t have the money.

Makes me impatient at work:
** When I’m all done with work and I’m killing time until I clock out.

Makes me impatient in public:
** People who don’t know how to wait in line.

Celebrity I hate:
** Hmm…that’s tough…let’s see…Kris Aquino. LOL!

Music artist I hate:
** April Boy Regino (a local artist)

I could care less about:
** …what other people has to say about me. It’s either you love or hate me and that’s fine by me.

Annoys the crap out of me weekdays:
** Drivers who can’t keep their lanes.

Annoys the crap out of me weekends:
** When my schedule is ruined and everything else follows.

Blogger’s habit that annoys you:
** Spamming my comments box.

Feature on your blog you hate:
** Hahaha! When I can’t help but share very personal things and yet I need to let it out so I’ll feel better.

Movie star you despise:
** It’s still Kris Aquino. Hehehehe!

Politician that you hate:
** Jejomar Binay (a local politician)

Saturday 9: I Think We’re Alone Now

1. What celebrity in a fantasy would you like to be alone with?
** I’d like to be with Matthew Perry. I think he has an interesting life that I’d like to hear about. And I find him funny.

2. Have ever dated a good friend?
** No. Friends and dating don’t mix. Especially the good ones.

3. What is the most embarrassing song that you like?
** Like A Virgin by Madonna – LOL!

4. What is your favorite tear jerker movie?
** There are so many in my list. On the top of my head it’s Sleepless in Seattle.

5. What about yourself makes you least secure?
** My height. I think I’m too short since I’m chubby.

6. Do you believe in destiny?
** I think I do.

7. What ‘issue’ do you think your opinion is so right about that you end up trying to sway others to your point of view?
** Living in a Catholic country, my stand on divorce. I am sooooooo for it while the Church is sooooo against it.

8. What are 5 things you don’t care about?
** (1) My weight, (2) my scorecard, (3) what other people say about me, (4) my hair – during bad hair days, (5) my looks – during feeling bad days.

9. Have you ever been in a situation where you weren’t sure if you were seducing or being seduced?
** Yup. And I think I eventually gave in on both instances. LOL!

Friday Fill-Ins

1. You have a chance to make your life worth while every single day.

2. I think I need a drink right now!

3. There is a chance that I might be taking a mid-year trip with Papa.

4. Fly now and pay later.

5. It’s time to declutter my life.

6. I probably would want to be on a hot air balloon up in the air but I think I can’t do it just yet.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to a quiet night, tomorrow my plans include going to my second day of therapy and Sunday, I want to rest more!