Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's tough. Really!

When you first discover you have an allergy, it can be devastating. Suddenly, you can’t eat all the food you want. Suddenly, going out for food with friends becomes complicated, as does being invited as a guest at someone’s home for a meal.

Depending on what you’re allergic to, this could also affect going out into buildings (house full of mold? I’m out of there!) and traveling (they mostly eat wheat? My gluten allergy says I’ll starve there!)

But what I'm posting write now are some actual pictures and thoughts every time I have an allergy attack.

And the story goes...Later this afternoon, I went to our campus to get my grades, where there was student outbreak. School is very crowded and before you can get your grade and be officially enrolled, you'll first encounter this stuffs. Bad breath, collision of students and worst, be bumped and to have skin to skin contact on sweaty (dirty,smelly) skins of students.
Ha ha.

Maybe, that was the start of everything as what I'm suffering right now. I don't know if that really is the reason or I just ate something.

Wikipedia explained allergy described as a malfunction of the human immune system causing a violent reaction. To develop allergic symptoms, one must first be exposed to the specific allergen for some time to build up the allergic sensitivity, and then once more to trigger the allergic reaction. Environmental factors, such as smoking and pollution, will also add to the risk.

As I have guessed maybe that's the reason. I've been exposed to a polluted environment earlier, plus with the weather which was not so good, it's really windy, and that add to more polluted air.

Here are actual pictures. I took it around 8pm this evening.

It started on my arms then....

on my neck, ears and all over my body.

Well anyway, so much for looking on those pictures. Let's move on.
Though that is my wildest guess that my allergy is triggered because of polluted environment.
I still have more bigger problem, I have food allergies. Sad to say.

Here are the things that I, with food allergies want you all to know and what I want to be treated somehow:

1. I long to be included. I would like to look, act and eat like everyone else. I’d like to buy my lunch and sit wherever I want. I know I can’t, but I am so happy inside when someone cares enough to provide a safe food for me. It’s nice when I can have something similar to what others are eating but I love it when I can eat the same thing as everyone else. Whenever it’s possible, please think to include me.

2. I’m scared I could die from my food allergies. I’ve heard my parents especially my father mention “life-threatening” food allergies and I remember having some reactions like this (as what you see in the picture) where I felt really scared.Sometimes, I could use a little reassurance that I will be okay.

3. I feel like I’m the only one sometimes. I would really like to know that I am not the only person who has food allergies. Having another friend with food allergies in my classroom or at lunch time helps too.

4. I get confused when someone offers me food. I know I’m supposed to be polite,but I am only supposed to take food that's safe for me. When you offer me food or especially Shrimp Pasta, Shrimp-Scampi Pizza or Lobster Pineapple Curry
, I’d like to take it but I’m not sure about what I am supposed to do with it. Hehe

5. I get itchy spots sometimes when my nephew kiss me after they’ve eaten something I’m allergic to. I get itchy spots. If you have just eaten something that I’m allergic to, I may get hives if you kiss me soon afterward. So please don't dare. Hehe

6. I’m embarrassed when people fuss over what I’m eating. I know I have to eat my own safe food, but it’s easier for me when I’m not singled out. Sometimes, it’s embarrassing when my close friends especially when we're eating anywhere else ask lots of questions. I feel like I'm in the hot seat. I love to fit in more than anything.

7. I hear some people talk about my food allergies. My ears perk up when I hear people mention my name or food allergies, so don’t pity me or act terrified because then I get scared. Food allergies are just one part of me. Let me overhear you talk about all the other wonderful things about me!

8. Sometimes I’m sad about having food allergies. I know it’s not the end of the world, but from my perspective, it’s tough at times.

9. I will do about as well as you do. My “can-do” attitude will help me cope with the challenges of living with allergies and ensure that food allergies don’t stop me from being everything I was meant to be!

By the way! I just drink my medicine. So, don't worry, I'm okay now.! Hehe


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009


This is what I call 'A DREAM COME TRUE'. I really love everything about Hello Kitty ever since! I just remembered the day which was decade ago that my elder sister bought plenty Hello Kitty collections for me from Japan. I'm glad to have a photo taken in all the pink stuffs surrounding me! (Don't mind my friend included in the picture! lols)

See what others aren’t saying at the WW Hub.


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Thursday, August 20, 2009


So, as of AUGUST 19 2009, I am officially by the laws of science, twenty years old.!

Well, I had an incredible birthday yesterday! I still can't believe I'm not a teenager anymore. I feel so OLD, like all of a sudden I need to turn into this wholly self-sufficient, responsible human being, and let me tell you, I am far, well not too far from that.

Yesterday, something momentous happened: I turned 20. Bye bye teenage years. Years that I can say I was not able to enjoy to the fullest. I was busy following my parents instructions and staying at home. 20 is an important age. When your twenty years old your practically an adult...

My friend, whose birthday falls a month before mine, also turned 20. She and I joked about how we have successfully eliminated the danger of teenage pregnancy and laughed about how old we felt. But underneath my smile, I felt a little terrified.

Twenty. The first digit of my age has changed. I am now closer to 40 than to zero.It’s not that I suddenly feel old, but it’s that I am suddenly acutely aware of the expectation for me to act my age, to mature into a confident, composed adult. And that expectation is one of the scariest things I can imagine.

To me, adulthood brings to mind a scattering of random ideas and concepts. I think the thing to do is to spend less time contemplating the process of growing up and more time simply living life. Maybe being an adult means not thinking about what it means to be an adult.

When I was a teenager, one of my biggest fears was never talked about by my parents or teachers or friends. It was the fear of writing the first five words of this paragraph -- "when I was a teenager.

No one warns you that you might develop a fear of turning 20. As a child, my birthday was my favorite day of the year and I would count the days leading up to it with joyful anticipation.
Teenage birthdays bring a special thrill. In United States of America, at Sweet Sixteen you can get your driver's license. At 17 you are able to see R-rated movies. At 18 you can vote, legally declare independence from your parents, sign forms on your own, buy cigarettes.

Then comes 20. You aren't really an adult yet, but after seven long years, suddenly you are no longer a teenager either. You are in your -- yikes -- 20s.

Many people enter their 20s having no long-term goals. I had plenty. But then I turned 20, and I still didn't know how to change a tire or start a fire. I could barely cook or sew. I understood very little about government and politics. I didn't know how to straighten or curling my hair or put on eyeliner. I didn't know CPR. I couldn't imagine raising a child.

As I watch friend after friend approach the big two-oh, I realize this is a widespread fear. All we want is to turn 21 until we realize we're about to lose our teenage years.

Yesterday, my friends give me a surprise celebration in our school. One of my friends knew about how I feel hating about AUGUST 19 to come. But she shared to me her first step toward acceptance was changing the name of the dreaded year to "twenteen." That way it doesn't seem quite so scary. lols!

My 20th birthday came and went, and once I'd made it past the big day, I realized that nothing was different at all. I was still a college student who was financially dependent on her parents. I was still a minor when it came to alcohol. No one's expectations for me had changed.
Still, I'm pleased to be only 20 and to know you're reading what I have to say, even if I can't celebrate with a glass of wine.

Cheers to COCA COLA! ^_^


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Thursday, July 30, 2009

One of the Best

Yesterday was one of the best days ever happened in my life, I remember seeing my long time crush after a very long time, and being lucky enough to have had a conversation with him. As we were talking, I was thinking to myself, “Oh, ok. He’s still the same person I like before...but I don’t remember why I was so obsessed with him (Just don't mine the word 'obsessed' I wrote here). I wonder what made him stand out from all the rest?" At that moment when he approached me, we had an eye to eye contact, and I melted. It all came back to me in a sudden rush of emotions and recollections of kilig moments: this guy had the most beautiful eyes I’d ever seen in my life.

Though I was hesitated whether I should meet him up or not, at last I chose to meet up with him. I have had mixed feelings for the whole day.When I see him, I realized that actually we were no longer like what we used to be. I tried to maintain my composure and holding back my feelings towards him. He took me to a fine dining restaurant inside the mall and he knew that I missed the ice cream which we had before (way back a very long time ago). Having the ice cream from that place did create some unwanted feelings. That's nothing I could do that time.

While having our dinner, he always talks and talks and share about his experiences and his life in abroad. I do the nodding and agreed and go with the flow with his stories. I just don't understand why he's always staring at me at those moments. I would admit that I missed those times that I had with him, more chatting and stories to share with each other.

At the middle of our dinner, since I was busy texting, he grabbed my phone and read the message, I was shocked and totally jumped from my sit trying to get back my phone, then in the midst of nowhere, a tragic thing happened, I heard a break of a glass... krrrkkksssshhhh.! tugshhhh.! The bottle of a hot sauce fell down and I broke it, the sauce scattered in the floor. I was really scared and really wants to go home immediately. On that moment I saw him felt guilty for grabbing my phone because if he didn't do such thing, I would not react that way and did a clumsy thing. Whew, at least the management didn't let us pay for the bottle of a hot sauce.

After the dinner, we roamed around the mall. He bought some stuffs and we did chat a lot and I'm happy at least he's still the same fun, humorous, jolly and very talkative person I knew. He's always asking me if how is my life here and many more. Previously, his moves really torturing me and I had a feeling of being alienated. But I still pretty enjoy the whole process with him. And I'm also happy at least I can spend some valuable time with him before he's leaving back in abroad again.

He sent me home later in the evening, I felt really secured. It was a long journey and I really appreciate what he did. I know that I had let go of my former crush and I do hope that we can still be friends just as what we are right now. I will cherish all the good times we've had and for sure he will remain in my heart for a long long time as my friend. Thanks a lot my dear friend until the next time I see you again! ;-)


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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

WW - iiiiit's Bath Time!!


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Shrouded with Darkness

Millions of Asians turned their eyes skyward Wednesday as dawn suddenly turned to darkness across the continent in the longest total solar eclipse of this century.

The eclipse is the longest since July 11, 1991, when a total eclipse lasting 6 minutes, 53 seconds was visible from Hawaii to South America. There will not be a longer eclipse than Wednesday's until 2132.

The celestial event was met by a mixture of awe, excitement and fear. -Yahoo News!

And it’s history, today was the record-breaking Longest Total Solar Eclipse ever experienced by the Human race - 6 minutes and 39 seconds total at its maximum point.

Most only experienced a partial eclipse like us in the Philippines, but regardless, it was still an experience we will treasure and pass on to the next generation.

It so happened that I first read it on Reader's Digest month of July edition. I was excited and really planned to watch it since I don't have class this week. Actually, it's not about curiosity why I'm very excited. It's just, I want to see something bizarre this year.

I woke up early in the morning just to witness the bizarre, once in a lifetime phenomenon. The eclipse started at exactly 8:33:01 a.m., with maximum visibility at 9:43 a.m and ends at 11:01:51 a.m. I was really excited (as you can imagine) that I prepared my digicam and a camera film just to watch it.

I feel the thrill and excitement though I'm here in the Philippines. How much more if I'm in India where the total eclipse is very visible in the dawn, or in China, Bangladesh and Japan? Which the Solar eclipse shrouds some parts of Asia in cloak of darkness? Maybe I'll be jumpin' and jumpin' because of the excitement or drop my jaw because Total eclipses of the sun are breathtaking, jaw-dropping.

Although partial in a sense (here in the Philippines), this phenomenon is still a sight to behold. During a partial eclipse the moon never completely covers the Sun. The sky never darkens. The corona never appears. But something wonderful does happen. Little crescents pop up everywhere.

Partial Eclipse: photo taken July 22, 2009 by ME

I took this picture with my digicam covering the lens with a camera film. Hmmm... this is the reason why it has a red background. Next time I will buy a powerful camera to capture good moments like this. Or any sponsor outhere who wants to share or offer or give their 'extra' camera??? hehe...Thanks in advance! lols...

Thus, I say, A total eclipse can change your life.

Partial eclipses, on the other hand, are just plain fun. *wink*


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Monday, July 20, 2009

HP 6

As you all know, I’m a pretty big Harry Potter fan. Shut up.

But anyway, my friend and I went to the cinema earlier before the movie will start because I am not willing to wait for an hour for tickets just to sit in a cramped cinema, with some kid with a bad cold sitting beside me, trying to remind me of his existence (and the snot that’s flowing down his nose) every time he inhales. Eww. But really, I do not want to miss Harry Potter 6. I mean, as much as I’m a big fan. I didn't miss any movie from 1-5 at all.

But hey! I saw Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince the other day. I was shocked because there were less people in the cinema to watch the movie. Hmmm... it made me feel curious about it. Usually, every time HP movie will be showing, a lot of people and kids were lining up to bought tickets, and chairs inside the cinema are already full.

After watching the movie, honestly I didn’t like it . Aside from the laughs it gave in a number of scenes because of it’s humor, in spite of it’s 2 and a half hour showtime, it did not impress me much. In short, I didn’t like it! Yeah sure the effects were great but honestly I feel it was too shallow. Maybe because I was expecting too much.

But really, I was a fan of the books and I read them all (except the 7th book which I don't have it yet), I didn’t fell in love with the movie as much as I did with Transformers 2. I think most of the moviegoers agree with me in this. People were too silent after the last scene unfolded and the credits came out. Going out you can here them say “That’s it?” “That’s all?” “This is what I paid P90 for?” (Well, P90 for a movie here is yet really expensive for some people here in my place. Not everyone can afford it).

I felt guily for dragging my friend to watch HP movie. Though I know she's not fond of HP series, she still accompany me to watch it because she knows I'm fanatic to it. As the scenes gets sooo boring and boring, she always yawn and yawn and getting so sleepy which I am also doing it.

Well, it's okay since Ron Weasley was there to give humor to the audience. Some of the funny scenes are done with him and his new love affair.

Thus, the movie is soo ewww. and Corny. and a little bit of sad. 'beard man' Dumbledore is dead.


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NO CLASS due to "ahh(HiNi)"

It's been awhile since I last posted here in my blog.

Hmmm... what had happened to me. Maybe I just got busy on so many things that I already forgot I still have a Blog, short for web log which is my online diary or a journal.

Well anyways, moving along.... Today is Monday! and yeah, what a gloomy day today... it's cloudy outside and seems to rain.

I have NO classes today and for the rest of the week, which I almost forgot.

Remember a month ago, maybe 2 months ago? H1N1, or Swine Flu as it was called back then was a hot topic on the news. Mexico was ground zero for the swine flu. The USA was not far behind, with plenty of cases of Swine Flu showing up in many US States. There were many deaths in both the USA and Mexico.

These days, though, when I watch foreign news channels like CNN or others, H1N1 is rarely a topic any longer. However, the virus has not gone away. In fact, it seems to be getting even more widespread. The Philippines was one of the few H1N1 free countries in the early days of the Virus, but these days H1N1 seems to be spreading fast in my country! What the heck?

Now, the Philippine Department of Education is postponing classes in many Universities as a precaution toward stopping the spread of the H1N1 Virus. And yeah you guessed it. Our school is a victim of H1N1. Their are 8 cases in Xavier Highschool and reported recently 1 instructor has a swine flu in exact Xavier college where I'm studying.

Our school was the first one to suspend classes in Universities and schools in Cagayan de oro at the height of the Influenza AH1N1 virus issue.

Well well well... because I don't have classes for the rest of the week then maybe I can enjoy a lot spending here in our house relaxing and getting busy for my online shop. Hope you'll visit it soon!


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Monday, June 1, 2009

Finally I can take a bath..tomorrow

I'm at home with a cough and runny nose and fever a few days ago and I'm basically not feeling well.

It's just one of those days where you throw up absolutely everywhere, lost track of where you are, get really disorientated and unable to balance and even wake up at night with a cough and have a high fever. And you know what you want to go to school to be enrolled! I'm not yet enrolled though.

First, a confession. I’m not a very good patient. When I’m sick (and I mean really sick), I don’t want to do anything. I want to stay in bed, watch bad movies and drink lots of water. I mostly, forgot to take my medicine in exact hours.

This past few days I was sick. Very ill. And I strongly believe, it is due to the sudden change of weather here in our place and also to my exposure to crowded people in one of gov't offices here as I posted an entry few days ago.

Fevers, chills, sweats while wearing sweats, and then having to get out of my sweats because of the sweat; with plenty of nausea, ageusia (lack of taste for food), insomnia, headaches. Weakness or asthenia, it really is all the same. Cough, ahem, with little apathy and body aches.

So in my recent illness, while I cursed my microscopic enemies, I am also grateful for the occasional (but not too often, OK?) reminder of what it is like to lose your health. Paradoxically, my first day back today was as refreshing to my part. I can enroll tomorrow and take a bath, Finally! lols! Ahm, I do still have a hard cough though.. *cough* *cough*


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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Photo Hunt: BOOK(s)

This week's theme: Book(s)

The books are page turners and I could not sleep properly until I am done reading until the end. Also, I like witchcraft and other worldly stories. Somehow, the books make me recall my late maternal grandmother’s penchant for story telling about aswang, mangkukulam, and such.
Harry Potter (Series) by JK Rowling - magic has always fascinated me, but the Harry Potter books got me: hook, line and sinker. Young, ordinary but not-so-ordinary people, thrust into two realities and forged in battles of the wizarding world and pubescent angst — what’s not to love?


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Quite an experience

One of the most visited and busiest public offices in downtown Cagayan de oro City is the National Statistics Office (NSO).

Transacting business at the National Statistics Office (NSO) in Cagayan de oro City is quite an experience – a chaotic experience that could test our patience and our resistance to dehydration.

Whether we like it or not, the NSO is now a part of our existence. Virtually all proofs of our identities, driver license, professional license, passport, etc., now require us to obtain “official” records from the NSO as support documents.

I went there Last Thursday May 28, 2009 to get my authenticated birth certificate for some purposes.

Sad to say, my experience at the particular public establishment got me so disgusted about. It does not dwell though, on official responsibilities and accountabilities attendant hereto. But mind you, it could drive some applicants to the brink of a heatstroke.

On that same day, I woke up very much early which is beyond my 'usual wake up hours' just to get my birth certificate. I arrived at around 7:30 in the morning and whoa! when I saw the people, I thought it was some kind of fiesta around there. I got my priority no. which written to be no. 35.. So, at that very moment, I felt very happy. Who would not be? Receiving that no. is an accomplishment, thinking that it's just paid off my early morning breakthrough.. But oh well, I was thinking too much. Guess what? That no. 35 is good for 2nd batch role call. The first batch is until 600. What the heck?

I waited there for almost 3 hrs. Thinking and hoping that their system would be fast like their motto 'serbilis' or in short for 'serbisyo bilis' or to translate in english, 'fast service'. But it was a total opposite. There comes an announcement that their system has encountered problems, so on and so forth.

The queue of people with assigned numbers is brain-cracking. The situation inside and outside the office made it looked like sardines. the surrounding was so hot maybe just because, they do not have the best location that is accessible to residents here and other people in Region 10.

So I decided to go back later in the afternoon. I ate my lunch here in our house and slept for almost 1 hour. When I get back, I thought again that maybe my priority no. would be called super later in the afternoon maybe around 4pm. But hey! I was wrong. It was just so timing when I arrived around 1pm, my no. was called. Well, I just believe miracles do happen. Finally, I got my birth certificate and there, I'm glad I'm done.

As I walked far, I glanced back to all the people who are left in there, waiting, starving, tired and maybe dieing (i think) then, I just thought...

What really matters here is not only the tenants or even guards in there but the top NSO officials who failed to have a proper organizational plan to make things easy. If only NSO personnel empathize with our situation by means of implementing an organized and efficient service that any income-generating government office should deliver. It was very unfortunate that they overlooked this little hole of justice in their hasty compliance with the rule of law.

There is no intent to offend anybody but for as long as this simple mess is left unattended by NSO officials, the ones who get screwed in the end are still the people from far flung areas –as usual.

Finally, NSO-Cagayan de oro City and NSO branches all over the Philippines should realize that we are humans, too, who could get dehydrated and could become weak when subjected to agonizing humidity and heat for hours. It could at least install more electric fans to provide adequate ventilation, or better still, install air conditioning units in the waiting/transaction area. Or at a very least provide some chairs and roof covering (if this is the right term) for all the people waiting outside rather than letting the people sat everywhere and heated by direct sunlight.

Because it is earning at least a Hundred thousand from us every day, we believe that these little suggestions would not be such a big burden to NSO-CDOC. We look forward to the day when every transaction we process at NSO-CDOC would be a pleasant experience.

Sorry to comment about the system of your services in office, but if I won’t do it, who will? I just hope to have made your day in this column. You ask for it and I believe ex uno disce omnes - from this one – you may learn all!


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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Been very busy lately

Yes I got new theme again. I’m into plain and quite artistic right now. I mean, I want a simple but cute layout.

Finally SUMMER CLASSES are gone! and actually it was just last Wednesday when it ended and was my happiest day! Lol! no more daily quizzes no more early wake ups. Moreover, even finally summer classes is OFFICIALLY over, but 1st semester is coming. I’m planning to again to have a full load of units.

It seems like time is just flying and I have really been busy working on a number of things, my two elder brothers just got home a couple weeks ago and there are times we spent bonding times with each other, watching downloaded movies, going to mall, eating and playing Xbox.

Well, just right now I'm catching up for the things I've been missing a lot.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Summer Class

I know it's been a while since I posted an update but I'm really sorry. I'm too busy this summer that's why I did not post any.

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the first day of classes, or that you do enjoy your first day of classes if it doesn’t happen to be today. Personally, I’m kind of wondering where summer went but that’s probably because I’m one of those crazy students who took straight six hours of summer classes from 10:40 am til 4:oo pm and got an amazingly short two week break before it would be the enrollment for next semester. It could have been worse but luckily my classes were all pretty organized and mostly my professors we're cool and very nice (I wished) so aside from the “lack of summer” aspect and mostly 'NO eating at lunch time', I can’t complain much.

For many students, summer is a time to take a break from school. They might travel, see some old friends, work a little more to make extra money or just catch up on sleep. Other students take a different path. They opt to continue classes through the summer. The reasons behind this decision are often as varied as the students on campus.

Every college girl – hell, every college student knows that school requires a lot of sacrifices. You give up things that you would have never otherwise dreamed of giving up beforehand. I’m entirely guilty of that (and don’t act like some of you aren’t, either), I’ve been taking my summer vacation for granted for years now, just vegging out, doing a little summer work, and reading.

I NEED to graduate in 2010; with the way tuition is, I can’t afford another semester or even another year. So since I was a little underweight in the distribution section, I decided to do what any smart, responsible college student would do; I signed up for summer classes.

Summer classes are no joke. They last just about a month, maybe a little bit longer. You’re learning things that are usually spread out throughout a semester, but crammed together into four weeks. It’s fast-paced, hectic, and time-consuming. It’s even harder if it’s a subject you’re not familiar with.

I'm taking BM13 and 2 Math subjects, the famous statistics and struggling calculus. Mind you, I’m already pretty well knowledgeable in this Maths since high school. But now that it’s pretty much being crammed down and even I’m having some difficulty.

If you’re taking summer classes, you can’t afford to be the slacker you might be tempted to be when those obscenely hot summer days roll around. You have to go to every class, because so much material is packed into one day that even that one absence can screw you over. You know that model student you promise you’re going to be in the beginning of the semester, but it eventually goes downhill? That’s the way you’ve gotta be during summer courses. Take notes, study, do all your homework, show up to every class, and ask questions. If you’re confused about something and you don’t take the chance to ask the professor right then, you’re pretty much screwed in terms of hoping it’s gonna come back up again to clarify itself. Trust me, it ain’t gonna happen.

The good thing about summer classes is that it’s over pretty quickly. Like I said, they range from about four to five weeks. After that, you never need to look at that Statistics or Baby Bio book again. They’re also pretty convenient, it’s a little painful, but faster and even easier in the long run.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Dream Destinations

It’s still summertime! Summer is the most wonderful time of the year, (as I always say) don’t you think? It’s the time when we can do anything we want. One of the main reasons why I love summer is it’s the best time to T-R-A-V-E-L, one of my favorite things to do! But unfortunately this summer season is NOT the best time to travel because I'm having my summer classes and the fact that the world is struggling for financial crisis these days. This summer, if I had the resources to travel as much as I want to, I would gladly visit these wonderful places:

Santorini, Greece
Just look at that spectacular view. Imagine sitting on the steps and facing that blue ocean. Wouldn’t that be paradise? I first fell in love with Santorini when I watched the Sisterhood of Traveling pants. I love how it’s so different from the city. Their culture is definitely unique and their surroundings are just a breath of fresh air. I would do anything to go there and bring my friends with me, too. Now that would be an awesome summer.

Amanpulo, Palawan
Three words: TO DIE FOR. I once watched an episode in television and the host was in that place together with co-hosts and they said that everything they spent for was worth it. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, this is the place to go. And the best part is it’s right here in the Philippines. Just look at that crystal blue water and that white sand. Who wouldn’t love to relax in that?

Tokyo, Japan
Together with my mother and father, we visited Japan during the summer of 2001 and it was one of my fondest memories as a child because it was such a blast. we went there to attend the graduation of my elder sister, and on those days that we've been there, I experienced going to places I've never been to such as entering their huge malls and meeting 'weird' Japanese faces in the train lols!. and We went to Tokyo Disneyland (which is probably the biggest theme park in the planet), . We always had somewhere to go to and it was FUN.

4. Paris, France
Paris will always be at the top of my list! I just want to stand in front of the Eiffel Tower and have my picture taken. I want to visit the Louvre and see the ever famous Mona Lisa. I want to try out their delicious food and just immerse myself in true Parisian culture. Going on an adventure and seeing how these Europeans live is always fun. And it’s Paris, you know? Need I say anything more?

5. Sydney, Australia
It’s time to move down South and see what Sydney has to offer. I had never been in Australia but soon I will eventually land in that place. It is such a beautiful place. As I've red in the internet Darling Harbour is intended to be one of Sydney's "buzz" places ( pronounced by Australians as DAH-LING HA-BOH) is my next destination if I will land there because it is just so vibrant, so full of life and energy, even at night. And lastly, I would like to watch a concert in the Sydney Opera House though I'm not fond of anything theatrical but Sydney is definitely a beautiful place and I would love to go.

Talking about all these places makes me want to visit them so bad. I just love experiencing new and exciting things, especially in another country and culture! I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that next year I'm having the best time of my life and it’s going to be one of these places! I hope you have an awesome summer, filled with wonderful memories! Cheers to the most wonderful time of the year! :)


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Monday, March 30, 2009

R.O.S rain on summer?

A welcome respite from the intensifying March summer heat, earlier this afternoon is greeted with pouring rain.

Did I just say rain? what the heck!

Well, it is just very unusual when it rains during summer. But this phenomenon is currently happening in my country.

Having occasional rainfalls during summer isn't really new but it's also not common. Some said that these rains of the summer is the effect of the rapidly changing atmosphere of the planet earth. Some are saying that this is normal and happens once in awhile. Well, for some it's ok and some find it annoying.

Actually, for me it is very okay. In a sense that I enjoy the cool air we missed during this season and yes! I almost forgot, I had always been thinking watering our plants. Since our plants over here is almost dead because of the heat of the sun and also! My mother had always been reminding me to do this kind of chore even before she left abroad. She just love plants so much! specially orchids!

But heaven just soo good to do the chore for me. Now I'm pretty sure our plants will not be dead terribly as they have already sipped much water they need to.

To my mother: 'Hello ma! Your plants are not yet all dead. Well, some of them are. But don't worry they've been taking care of themselves even without my help lols. You see they are still healthy! Here is one of your fave.'


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