Wednesday, March 23, 2011


It has been a hectic week for me with the audit season in full swing at the company where I work and with Teddy(bear) not feeling well and with the preparation for the upcoming 40 days of mother's death nipping at the back of my mind...

Scratch that.

I  know. I know.

Those are not THE reason why I am slovenly in my blogging duties.

It's just that --

I'm sad.

I get angry more frequently than usual.

And stressed almost to the point of snapping.


Not right away, that is.

I can talk about happy things, amusing things, matter of fact things ...

But NOT my dark moods.

I admire those people here who can rant, rant, rant at the height of their feelings and can still put their thoughts into cohesive sentences.

I'm a bad blogger, I guess.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

For JAPAN with Love - A Day of Silence

For bloggers, that is. 

It's early Friday here in Asia when  I came across this via Different Randomness 

Please visit Utterly Engaged for further details.

SOOC#1 - Whoosh

the sun on the glass
 the gust of wind on my hair
 a night of waiting 

To view different skies, go and visit Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Summer Memory - A Wordless Wednesday

Found in my old memory archives. A memory of a summer past.

Trivia Twosday #1

Trivia TWOsday

A trivia meme hosted by Marvelous Mommy Susie B. Homemaker, and NapTime MomtogEach week there will be 2 trivia questions to answer about yourself. To join, all you have to do is answer the trivia questions , grab the button to display on your post or blog and follow the 3 hosts!

Have you ever been skydiving??

The last time I did the Space Shuttle @ Enchanted Kingdom, I thought I died. 

Bath or Shower??

Cold showers and Hot Bath!

How about you?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Follow Me Back Tuesday

If you're looking for a one-stop place to find great blogs and maybe to discover new friends, come and join FBMT! This is fun!

Follow Me Back Tuesday
Hosted By:

This week's Guest Hosts are:
Julie from JulzJewlz

How it Works
  • Follow all 3 Hosts & Guest Host's - Spots 1-5 leave a comment w/ a link to your blog so we can follow you back
  • ( only leave a comment that you follow if you actually follow )
  • Snag our button & make a F.M.B.T. post.
  • After you post use that link to add your blog to the hop along with your blog name
( NO BLOG HOPs & GIVEAWAYS PLEASE ) These entries will be deleted.
  • Follow the blogs you like & Follow Back who follows you ( Remember to leave a comment so you can be followed back )
  • And most importantly – Have Fun and Come back and see us every Tuesday !!

I'll see everyone there, okay? Just holler via comment and I will surely return the favor !

Friday, March 11, 2011

Giveaways I'm joining

Check into these international giveaways, you might be lucky!

I Like Naps Tote by Sick for Cute [thanks Jaebumfangirl]

Waterwaif is giving away a Pink Champagne necklace!

Have a great and lucky weekend!  {hugs}

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thursday Thunks is baaaaaaaaack!

Berleen is wondering if anyone will notice. Did you?

1. Charlie Sheen is an idiot and will probably end up with his own stupid reality show that will get 40 million viewers the first day and then people will fall asleep and quit watching. What person, celebrity or not, would you watch every eppy of a reality show if they were the center of it all?  I'm not much into reality shows but once in a while, I watch American Idol 10. You are watching, aren't you?

2. We all pay bills and wish we didn't have to. We all work and wish we could just lay around all day doing nothing. We all have those grown up responsibilities that we wish we could give to an African Elephant. Besides all the things the African Elephant got from you for the day, what is something from your high school years that you miss most of all? I can get away with being foolish and a pain in the _ss.

3. Sometimes we want to grow wings and fly. Whats the farthest you've fallen? Desperation.

4. There is square bread, wheat bread, circle shaped bread, bread with nuts in it, funny named bread. When you open a bread bag, do you twist it when you are done or put the metal tie thingie back on? (And did you know that if you look at that metal tie thingie, it has a day of the week printed on it?)Twist.

5. Some spoiled little brat (hey.. my opinion) called 911 on her teacher because he shook his own desk to get the students attention in the class. (I know, right?) Think back... what clever ways did a teacher of yours use to get the attention of the class or a particular student? She used a megaphone.

6. Artwork, pictures, notes, appointments. How many magnets are on your refrigerator? I have a buddha magnet beside my sponge bob one. A note that says, "Do not use the bathroom, muriatic on the rim".

7. Cats are fluffy, dogs are soft, snakes are leathery, fish are wet. What is an animal that you have held or petted that you don't think many people have had the chance? Cocks. And please don't go green on me. I mean, roosters. If you get here in the Philippines, cockfighting (or "sabong") is legal.

8. I'm coming to your house to paint your kitchen. I'm bringing the paint. What color should I not have with me? Purple?

9. Snow falls down, sometimes sideways. It still ends up on the ground. If snowflakes came in all different colors, which color snowflake would fall the fastest? Purple?

10. We caved... well at least I did. Are you glad Thursday Thunks is back? Yay, of course! It's a great thing to have some craziness in our week, even if it falls on a Thursday!

Have a great day. Or not. See you around.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Yellow for Day and Blue for Night

Something yellow ...

to brighten up your day and warm your hearts.
And blue at night to set the mood for fun !

That blue tower is somewhere in Eastwood City, Quezon City. I didn't quite catch the name of the building, though as we were only passing through.
This my entry for DrowseyMonkey's Mellow Yellow Monday #111 and Smiling Sally's Blue Monday

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Gray Skies

It's almost summer, but it seems the rain have no urge to go away soon. This is one of those gray days where it's too humid and hot, the threatening rain not quite ready to fall. I see those contrasting banana leaves against this moody sky and it's too beautiful not to post!

originally taken by my friend MJJ -- thanks!

Skywatch Friday

Saturday 9 -- Medicate

Saturday 9: Medicate
1. Do you take a lot of medication? Sometimes I self-medicate for my allergies.  

2. Name one of your flaws and tell us about it. A huge temper when provoked. And lazy.  (I'm supposed to help my sis  do laundry but here I am, answering Saturday 9 questions (LOL).
3. Have you ever won first place? If yes, tell us about your victory! Most of the time, I bag the 1st place in academic  contests during  until high school. At first, it's a good feeling as everyone's so proud of me but there were moments that I don't want the attention and the high expectation anymore.

4. Who is the last person to make you smile? What was happening? My Teddy(bear).  
5. Describe a time when you should have tried harder.  Sometimes I wonder if I should have done more for my mother.

6. What are you best at? Starting something and not finishing? (I suppose this should be my answer to question#2)

7. If someone was going to make a movie or TV show about your life, who would play you and why? Lindsay Lohan. Do I need to explain? ;)

8. Name 3 things that you think are strange. 
Aurora Australis /Borealis 

The Philippine Tarsier

Britney Spears

9. What is one lesson you have learned in the past 12 months? Death is a certainty.

To my Ma in Six Words

Rest now, 'Ma. I love you.

2 weeks ago, I asked for short respite from blogging because my Mama has finally laid to rest. It's a first time for me to have death so close to the family and even though I thought I prepared myself to this imminent pain (she suffered cirrhosis of the liver caused by diabetes), I realized one can never be ready enough for a mother's death.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins

Hey, hey! How the week flew by and I feel as if I haven't finished anything... :( 
It's Friday once again and time to come over at Friday Fill-Ins and have some fun!
1. Bring your favorite hat and let's laze around the beach!
2. Love will take all of you, even your flaws are included.

3. It is exactly as it is.

4. Well, you see, I'm not sure if I should have done more to save you.

5. See you soon!

6. But what if fail?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to catching up on my sleep, tomorrow my plans include buying a new dvd player and Sunday, I want to go to the mall !

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Somethin' RED

A neighbor's very pretty bougainvilla
 "Where flowers bloom so does hope."
-  Lady Bird Johnson,
Public Roads: Where Flowers Bloom

My FEBRUARY Top 10 Entrecard Droppers

I would like to thank my friends who found  the heart to drop by and look around my place! It's been more than a year since I tried my hand in blogging and discovered a lot of friends along the way with whom I found inspiration.
February Top 10  Droppers
Again, thanks!