I always wondered why death has to bring the family together in one place.
One has to go for several to come...
So please forgive me if I take a week-long hiatus from blogland because my mom made way for the whole family to come together. Bear with me for a while.
There is one thing I realized, though. No matter how much you prepared yourself for a death of a loved one, it still doesn't cover you in full armor. Pain of loss always finds a weak spot and hits you.
Bear with me for a while, my friends.
Monday, February 14, 2011
I want to get back my reading habit this year because I have to cut my book allowance since last year. , a gathering of generous bloggers who will be giving away book related giveaways!
I'd like to win and/or the Unread Reader and/or a $25 Amazon GC at Simply Stacie.
What about you? Come on, hop over and maybe you can find something there, too!
Keeping my fingers crossed! Giveaway is only until tomorrow, Feb 16, 2011.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
It's Friday 5 once again! You can join in the fun copying the questions in your blog/website and link up to Friday 5!
- What's the best thing about being awake when the rest of the world seems to be sleeping? The silence.
- Where can you go when you get a case of the late-night munchies? 7-11 and the 24-hour McDo at Waltermart
- What open-all-night establishment has saved you from catastrophe, and what were the circumstances? Mercury Crug Store where almost all medical supplies are available especially when my mom had an emergency.
- What's the worst thing about being awake when the rest of the world seems to be sleeping? The silence.
- When you are up all night at home for whatever reason, what's most likely to be on the television to keep you company? DVD Movie re-runs.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
After the national brouhaha regarding the massive corruption in the Armed Forces of the Philippines being exposed and investigated in the Senate and the House these last few weeks, many high officials (and their wives) are squirming in hot water.
One of them is former Armed Forces Chief and Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes being questioned on receiving P50-million as "send-off" money for his retirement in 2001 as testified by George Rabusa.
Controversial former defense secretary Angelo Reyes was shot, a police official said.
15 minutes later, a new update was on the wire:
Former Armed Forces Chief and Defense Secretary Angelo Tomas Reyes on Tuesday morning committed suicide by shooting himself in front of the grave of his mother at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.Former Armed Forces Chief and Defense Secretary Angelo Tomas Reyes on Tuesday morning committed suicide by shooting himself in front of the grave of his mother at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.
One would immediately think that delicadeza got the best of him, has opted for a hara-kiri of sorts. Respect would be returned to his name.
He suffered a gunshot wound to the heart and an external wound to the back.
BUT I thought suicides are always headshots, always pointing the gun on the side of the head or in the mouth.
So, was it suicide?
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Sunday, February 6, 2011
Chris Chronicles is celebrating her 1st blog anniversary this February by giving away lots of cash giveaway with her generous sponsors!
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I will be posting my entry in a little while on my older blog but I hope everyone who reads this will join, too! I hope to get the 100 bucks (fingers crossed, I'll holler if my post is done) . LOL. Just go the contest page link for further details.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
How about using humor to dissipate the grimness of a situation?
Amusing, one would say and it elicits a little laugh.
But then, considering the seriousness of the riots happening in Egypt, it surely must become an embarrassed, nervous laugh.
What about you?
::image via Technolog
Hello, It's Friday 5 once again!
You can these questions to your webspace and link up to scrivener's Friday5.org to join in the fun!
Leave a comment below so I'll know where to check out your responses and return the love.
Here we go...
- Who's not as funny as he or she thinks? Charlie Sheen
- What's not as big a deal as everyone else seems to think? Charlie Sheen
- What's something people aren't concerned enough about? Climate Change
- What's something in the grocery store that's underrated? Frozen fish and meat - fresh is always the best!
- What do you pay too much attention to? My mom's deteriorating health :(
Happy Weekend, everyone!
Hollywood has the Oscars. Broadway has the Tonys. Now Twitter has the... Shorty Awards -- The New York Times
It's the 3rd Shorty Awards!
Even the micro-blogging website Twitter has an Oscars of sorts to honor the best people and organizations using Twitter and is still open for nominations until February 11, 2011 !
Shorty Awards for the first time will also honor the industry's best agencies and professionals in various social media like the best Twitter Campaign, Facebook Campaign, Twitter Brand Presence, Facebook Brand Presence, Viral Campaign. There are various other categories here .
To participate by voting, go to www.shortyawards.com and nominate Twitter users for excellence over the past year
Twitter's I suppose you are familiar with url shortener, a very useful tool in maximizing that 140-character tweet.
A tweet is a tweet is a tweet but what are you supposed NOT to tweet?
...and so on to Twitter Hop Thursday, hosted by Simply Stacie, The King's Court IV, Little Yaya's, Kelly's Lucky You and Dear Crissy.
and check out Twitterer of the Week
A shameless plug: find me @Fickleinpink
Have a great day!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
Feb 03, 2011
I'm not much of an astrology fan but since I work for a Chinese-owned company (hmmmm ...I wonder, will the CEO give out tikoy or nian gao?), everyone is talking about it.
To satisfy my curiosity I read here that 2011 the Year of the Metal Rabbit is inauspicious for WOOD Rabbits (born in 1915 and 1975).
Like me. :(
Didn't curiosity kill the cat LOL because what is worse than reading this ?
This is a very bad fortune year for the rabbit. Not only it is difficult for you to earn bucks, you may encounter money loss that may cause you to result in financial crisis. You should be more aware of your spending as well as being extra careful whe dealing with money.
What's new? Another year of tight finances!
But I believe things will be better, there's no reason to lose hope. Astrology should be taken as a guide only, not a as your fate. All we have to do is be diligent, kind, and positive and I'm sure bad luck will go away!
And for something to think about, read on.
"Do not rely on the rabbit's foot for good luck, after all, it didn't work out too well for the rabbit." Anonymous
I don't believe in luck. We make our own good fortune.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I read the exchanges of my sister's texts and her BF (accidentally, of course :) ) and it that goes on like this (original is in Tagalog and in jejemon lingo) :
"I miss you, baby. I can't sleep 'cause I can't stop thinking about you""muah, muahhh, muahhh, I want to embrace you so tight""I can't wait to be in your arms again""I want to hear your voice every second of the day..."
And I say, duh?
I can't imagine myself saying it like that, in a pa-cute and pa-tweetums way.
I suppose being chessy is the priveledge of the young.
Isn't it true that action speaks louder than words? So no sweet nothings for me, just show everything. LOL. Matured (you know what I mean::wink) people like us can be cheesy and sweet, though if we like. Only make sure that the object of your affection feels the same way, otherwise being cheesy becomes annyoing to downright creepy!
For one, you can insert little loveletters in the most unexpected places for your loved ones to discover like the ones I found @ Creative Slush has a printable Love Notelets that you can make on your own.
Teddy and I have a habit of watching the news and have our own discussion of our point of views about it. It becomes our bonding time.
I am beginning to like boxing, he is beginning to like watching movies.
We read one newspaper simultaneously, silently understanding who reads what section first.
Sometimes, we have this funny look and conversations that goes above the heads of other people, as if we are sharing a secret.
What about you? How do you let someone know that you love them?
Below is the list of 101 WAYS to show you love somebody (without having sex) and the ones in bold are things both Teddy and I have already done to each other and I hope we can do the rest soon!
- Tell the other person that you love them
- Give or get a hug
- Make sure the other person feels important and respected
- Kiss when people are looking
- Kiss when people aren't looking
- Tell the other person that you care
- Hold hands
- Go for a long bike ride
- Give a special present
- Be there when they need a friend
- Spend time together
- Go to see a film
- Walk arm in arm in the woods
- Make a special tape of love songs
- Talk about your feelings
- Share dreams with each other
- Snuggle up together
- Sit together in the park
- Take a walk together
- Go out for a meal
- Have a picnic
- Play a game of frisbee
- Give compliments
- Relax in a jacuzzi
- Go swimming
- Just be close
- Go shopping for food
- Cook a meal together
- Touch each other in a loving way
- Do homework together
- Plan and go on a trip together
- Throw a party together
- Bake a cake
- Go to the library
- Browse in a museum
- Just be there
- Find out what's special for the other person - and do it
- Exercise together
- Gaze at each other
- Wash each other's cars (or bikes !)
- Go fishing
- Talk to each other
- Listen to worries
- Cut each other's toenails
- Choose a special favourite song
- Listen to joys
- Hold one another close
- Catch their eye
- Write one another letters
- Talk on the telephone
- Trust one another
- Give or receive a ring
- Meet each other's family
- Go hiking together
- Make sacrifices for each other
- Send chocolates
- Respect each other
- Go for a moonlight walk
- Hide a love note where the other will find it
- Give each other sexy looks
- Write a poem
- Send flowers
- Eat dinner by candlelight
- Go to a concert
- Watch the sunrise together
- Remember anniversaries
- Give each other pet names
- Go sightseeing
- Rent a video
- Do things for each other without being asked
- Propose marriage
- Whisper something nice into the other's ear
- Be best friends
- Have fun together
- Go out dancing
- Play music together
- Flirt with each other
- Laugh at something funny together
- Be faithful
- Impress each other
- Make a list of things you like about each other
- Read a book and discuss it
- Meet each other's friends
- Go horse riding
- Cook each other's favourite food
- Find out what makes each other happy
- Make presents for each other
- Wash each other's hair
- Watch the sunset
- Go for a bus trip
- Have a request played on the radio
- Send a funny card
- Share your plans for the future
- Play footsie
- Share private jokes
- Think about each other
- Find out what makes the other sad
- Go skating
- Swap rings
- Share an ice-cream
- Have your picture taken together
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