Friday, October 31, 2008

lighten up a bit!


Photo from ( you.

All Saints Day, Nov. 1 in the Philippines

All Saints Day falls on a Saturday this year, and its gonna be tomorrow.Thankfully, work's until half-day only so I can spend the afternoon at the cemetery. I have announced early that I would be going and visit my loved ones since I wasn't able to do last year because of my work. I've already bought flowers at the "tabo" this afternoon, it was nice though for only 150 php.It's a bundle of anthuriums,morning glory, baby's breathe and those tiny yellow and white flowers that looks like mini morning glorys. It's just me and Shan this time, all of them are not available.I can't help but be teary eyed thinking how we used to be complete during these times, visiting and cleaning there.
I'm a bit sad coz' I won't be able to visit my own grandpa's grave because I am miles away.I promise that I will visit him when I go back home this Christmas.
I am crying now...ohhh, such a crybaby of me, sorry I can't help it.Tomorrow, Nov. 1, is also a special day for me.It was the time I fell in love with him.You might think it's weird but when cupid's arrow struck,you can't really choose the date haha. And he's so far away right now that I miss him so much.Nahhh....this is the life of a seafarer's wife.
Back to my topic....
Way back when I was young, in my howmtown Iloilo, my Lola would cook usually native "kakanin's", but here, they don't practice it.I totally miss my Lola's cooking. I am quite surprise by the tradition here because food has always been a part of the celebration.Well, so much for comparison, I really have to sleep early tonight so I'll be ready tomorrow. I know we have to clean the place.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

a little something for nanay

My mom-in- law and I recently went to a Chinese shop selling porcelain jars and decorations, they were giving out leaflets stating that they are on clearance sale for the Chinese new year.Nay said she really like something there and when I saw it I think it was really a beauty.
I would like to describe it but I think I better take some snaps and post it here, um or maybe post what's inside the shop. Of course we ended up buying the jar , the original price was Php 22,000 or so the tag says,the owner said it has handcrafted designs, which are more intricate than painted ones but because they are on sale from 20 to 90 %,we got it for only Php 3,800 after much haggling. I told nanay it would be our advanced christmas gift to her since I won't be here for the holiday.I also bought something but I can't describe how beautiful it is, maybe make another post about it next week , with the picture and all.
Ciao for now!

Friday, October 24, 2008


This is Boracay. Bathe in its beauty!

The world-famous island of Boracay is located in Aklan province 345 kms. South of Manila. The island is accessible by air from Manila or Cebu through two principal gateways: Caticlan airport or Kalibo airport.
Yahoo! Travel just announced The World’s Most Popular Beaches of 2007, and on top of the list is our very own Boracay Island in Aklan.

I have been there twice. The first time was during the Holy Week where my barkadas and fellow workers spent 3days of our holiday vacation.It took my breathe away the first moment I laid my eyes on the island.I couldn't believe I am touching its white fine sands with my own two feet.We were supposed to be bonding there as friends but because of isssues and misunderstandings, I didn't quite enjoy.But don't take me wrong, it's not because of the place, it's because of the people I am with.Still, it is my favorite place on earth.
The second time was more memorable, coz I was with my loved ones and I totally enjoyed every minute I was there, partaking of it's beauty. Whenever I gaze into the green sparkling sea, I feel so calm and serene, that it seems all my problems are gone.Pardon me if I was being too wordy but this is my way of sharing my beautiful experience in Boracay. And if its not yet too much to ask from Ken, maybe we can go back there for summer next year? Just hoping huh. :0)
Well anyway, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.I still have five months to prep.

my journey home

after spending my time musing, i decided to start packing small things to send home first via jrs -our local freight service.I was thinking about how much would it cost me to send most of the things first, mostly stuffs like books,clothes, little accessories and beddings.Would it be better if I put them in big boxes rather than pack in plastics?Well, they charged really high for boxes but only minimum for pouches or plastics.I was also thinking about sending it via the postal agency because I think they charge cheaper but i'm not sure yet.
maybe tomorrow i'll drop by and ask.Anyway i wont be going home till the 20th of dec. and I was set going there via plane.

funny sign

-this one really perked up my day!

photo from thank you.


I woke up this morning feeling really low. Perhaps because i'm depressed with something.Ate KC has been chosen to be Miss Japan for their school's United Nations Celebration and the program was held this morning.I was not able to attend, apparently because I'm miles and miles away. I really wanted to, I know she will be happy if I'll be there but it just wont do for now. In my mind it was just so simple to think of taking the plane and going there but in reality it's not that easy.But I promised her that as soon as my purpose here is done, I will be going home and that would be soon.Anyway I have asked my younger brother to take pictures and send it to my cp but my cp can't receive multi-media message, it sez on the screen duh ;).Deal with it later.

Hah, feeling better now. I didn't go to work today. Not just on my element.I spent the whole day musing.hmmp.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

something personal ...

Barbara De Angelis:

Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.

- I totally agree. If we look closely at everything around us, we will see that we are surrounded by love.Love from our special someone, from our family,from our children, from our friends, from our co-workers and most importantly,the love that God unconditionally gave us.It is indeed a choice that we make every moment of our lives.If we choose not to love, we are giving up all the joys and warmth only love can give.Although sometimes love can be very painful, like a thorn it would leave scars into our lives, but as human beings we learn how to forgive and forget and love again.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Christmas is fast approaching...

The starting of months ending with "ber" usually means that Christmas is fast approaching, and Christmastime is my favorite part of the year.I have lots of reasons as to why : during this time of the year I usually take a leave from work and visit my family in my hometown and celebrate our yearly family reunion,that December is our wedding anniversary month and December 10 is the birthday of my beloved Nanay Neneng,I'm usually at my happiest during the Christmas season most especially because we get to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.This year, I already made a list of things to buy for the family.I'm going to post it here lest' I forget about it.

1. Smart link phone kit for ken.
2. Treadmill for me.
3. Tom and Jerry stuffed toy for dale.
4. A new barbie doll for ate kc.
5. Round table for Nay and Tay.
6. Dress for Lola.

might as well start looking right now to avoid the holiday rush...

Monday, October 13, 2008

techy savvy....

Some funny pics I've gathered from the web.


Too much?!!?

Unfinished business????

New Design for Kids. Hehehe


Hmmm.Christmas is in the air.


What gift to give?

I have posted here a picture during that flood.

I have been wondering what gift to give for the kind angel who saved my parent's lives during that flood in my hometown, you must have read or heard about it in the news somewhere.I have been thinking of thanking her personally but the shy person that I am I guess that seems to be impossible.Writing her a letter of thank you perhaps?, I think she deserves much better.Maybe I'll try sending her flowers with thank you notes. I know that no material thing can ever surpass the kind deed that she has done to my parents. I, from the deepest of my heart would like to thank YOU... MA'AM for saving two precious people in my life.I realized that one way of returning the kindness that we have received is to give it back also to those who need it most. I hope that there are more angels like you that roam this world that we live in. God Bless You and your Family!

World Peace

Here is a story told in a conference that I've attended, read and ponder the essence of the story.

A kind man was conversing with two of his friends. The man asked one of them, "How do you know when the night is over and a new day has begun?"

His friend replied,"When you look in the east and can distinguish a sheep from a goat, then you know the night is over and a new day has begun."

He asked the second one the same question. He replied, "When you look into the distance and can distinguish an olive tree from a fig tree, then you know morning has come and a new day has begun."

Then the two friends asked him back the same question.

He thought for a while and then said, "When you look into the east and see the face of a woman and can say, "She is my sister, and when you look into the West and see the face of a man and can say,"He is my brother, then you know the light of a new day has come."

The story reminds us of brotherhood. If only all the hatred that exists among people can be erased and replaced with love for our fellow human beings, then maybe world peace wouldn't seem impossible after all.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Web acronyms for newbies....

HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language
Web pages are written in hypertext, this is not because the text moves quickly, but rather because it can interact (a little) with the reader. A book (or a Word document) will always stay the same each time you read it, but hypertext is meant to be easily changed and manipulated so that it could ultimately be Dynamic.

DHTML or dHTML - Dynamic HTML
This is a combination of the Document Object Model (DOM), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript that allows HTML to interact more directly with the readers. For more information, read my article Dynamic HTML References.

DOM - Document Object Model
This is the specification for how the HTML, JavaScript, and CSS will interact to form Dynamic HTML. It defines the methods and objects available for Web Developers to use.

CSS - Cascading Style Sheets
Style sheets are directives for browsers to display Web pages exactly how the designer would like to display them. They allow for very specific control over the look and feel of a Web page.

XML - eXtensible Markup Language
This is a markup language that allows developers to develop their own markup language. For more information, I would read my article XML Explained.

URL - Uniform Resource Locator (some say Universal Resource Locator)

This is the Web page address. The Internet works very much like the post office in that it needs an address to send information to and from. The URL is the address that the Web uses.

HTTP - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (some say Hyper Text Transport Protocol)
Basically, when you see this in a URL, all it means is Web Page. However, it is officially the method that the "post office" uses to send your Web page from it's home to your Web browser. It is the way the "hypertext" (Web page information) is transferred to your computer.

FTP - File Transfer Protocol
When you see this in a URL it usually means that instead of a Web server machine on the other end, you are connecting to a file server machine. For our purposes, the difference between ftp:// and http:// is that FTP usually means that something will be saved to your hard drive.


Web acronyms

A comprehensive A-Z list of abbreviations, acronyms and slang words as used on the internet and in mobile phone text messages.
# 2L8
Too late
# 2U2
To You Too
# 4GM
Forgive me
# 4RL?
For Real?
As A Matter Of Fact
At Any Rate
As Always, Your Friend
that's All For Now
As I Said before
As I See it
All Of The Above
As Soon as Possible
Age, Sex, Location?
Age, Sex, Location, Picture?
At The Moment
As Well As
# B/C
# B4
# B4N
Bye For Now
Back At Computer
Be Back Later
Be Back Soon
Be Seeing You
# BD
Big Deal
# BF
Bye For Now
Back On Topic
# BR
Best Regards
Be Right Back
Be Right Here
But Then Again....
By The Way
Correct Me If I'm wrong.
# CU
See You
See You Later.
See You Later
Chat With You Later.
See Ya
Do I Know You?

Do It Yourself
# DL
# E2EG
Ear To Ear Grin
# EM
E-mail Address
End Of Discussion
End Of File
End Of Lecture
End Of Message
End Of Show
End Of Thread (i.e. end of discussion)
# EZ
# F2F
Face To Face
Frequently Asked Question
# FC
Fingers Crossed
For Crying Out Loud
First In First Out
Friend Of A Friend
Free Of Charge
For Your Information
# G
# G2G
Gotta go
# GA
Go Ahead
Get A Life
# GF
Gone For Now
# GG
Good Game
Gotta Go Now
Gotta Get Outta Here
Garbage In, Garbage Out
# GJ
Good Job
# GL
Good Luck
# GM
Good Move
# GR
Gotta Run
# GR8
Got To Go
Got To Run
Going To Read Mail
# H
# H&K
Hugs and Kisses
# H/O
Hold On
Have A Good Day
Have A Good One
Hugs And Kisses
Have A Nice Day
# HB
Hug Back
# HB
Hurry Back
# HF
Have Fun
# HH
# HH
Holding Hands
Ha Ha, Only Joking
Ha Ha, Only Kidding
Ha-ha, Very Funny
Hold On A Second
Hope That Helps
In Any Case
In Any Event
# IB
I'm Back
# IB2D
I Beg To Differ
# IC
I See
I Seek You.
I Don't Give A Damn.
I Don't Get It
I Don't Know
I Don't Think So
If I Remember Correctly
# IK
I Know
I Know What You Mean
I Love You
I Love You
# IM
Instant Message
In My Experience
In My Humble Opinion
In My Opinion
In No Particular Order
I'm Outta Here
I Totally Agree
In Your Opinion
# JK
Just Kidding
Just A Minute.
Just A Second
Just In Case
# K
Keepin' It Real
Keep It Simple, Stupid
Keep In Touch
# L
# L8R
Let Me Know
Laughing Out Loud
Long Time No See
Long term relationship
# LY
Love You
Let you know
Love You Lots
# M8
# ME2
Me Too
May The Force Be With You
Mind Your Own Business
# N/C
Not Cool
No Big Deal
# NE1
No F****** Way
Not In My Back Yard
No later than...
# NM
# NO1
None Of Your Business
# NP
No Problem
No Reply Necessary
# NT
No Thanks
# NW
No Way
Over And Out
Oh, I See
# OJ
Only Joking
# OK
Only Kidding
# OL
the Old Lady
# OM
the Old Man
Oh My Gosh
# OT
Off Topic
Over The Counter
On The Way

Point Of View
# QT
Request For Comment
# RL
Real Life
Rolling On Floor Laughing
Rolling On The Floor (laughing is implied)
Rolling On The Floor Laughing
Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
Real Soon Now
# RU
aRe yoU?
Are You OK?
# S/B
Should Be
Still Love You
Short Message Service
# SN
Screen Name
# SO
Significant Other
Someone Special
State Of The Art
Same Place, Same Time
# STR8
Search The Web
# SY
Sincerely Yours
See You Later
Thanks In Advance
# TM
Text Message
'Til Next Time
Thanks Very Much
To Whom It May Concern
# TY
Thank You
Thank You Very Much
# U2
You Too
# UR
You aRe
# UR
# UW
yoU're Welcome
# W/
# W/E
# W/O
# W2F
Way Too Funny
# W8
# W8AM
Wait A Minute
# WB
Welcome Back
# WC
Hugs And Kisses
# Y
You'll Be Sorry
# YL
Young Lady
# YM
Young Man
# YR
Yea, Right.
You Are Good!
You're Very Welcome
Sleepy, bored or tired

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Friday, October 10, 2008


My line of work has got to do with computers, and sometimes things can go crazy.To give you an idea,here are some computer humors I got from the web.Have a great laugh!

Email from a friend

Got this email from a friend:


Mouse balls

I don't know how they wrote this with a straight face.

This apparently was a real memo sent at a computer company to its employees in all seriousness...

This memo is from an unnamed computer company. It went to all field engineers about a computer peripheral problem. The author of this memo was quite serious. The engineers rolled on the floor.

"Mouse Balls"

Mouse balls are now available as FRU (Field Replacement Unit). Therefore, if a mouse fails to operate or should it perform erratically, it may need a ball replacement. Because of the delicate nature of this procedure, replacement of mouse balls should only be attempted by properly trained personnel.

Before proceeding, determine the type of mouse balls by examining the underside of the mouse. Domestic balls will be larger and harder than foreign balls. Ball removal procedures differ depending upon the manufacturer of the mouse. Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop-off method. Domestic balls are replaced by using the twist-off method.

Mouse balls are not usually static sensitive. However, excessive handling can result in sudden discharge.

Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may be used immediately. It is recommended that each replacer have a pair of spare balls for maintaining optimum customer satisfaction. Any customer missing his balls should suspect local personnel of removing these necessary items."

If only life could be...


If you messed up your life, you could press
"Ctrl, Alt, Delete" and start all over!

To get your daily exercise, just click on "run"!

If you needed a break from life, click on suspend.

Hit "any key" to continue life when ready.

To get even with the neighbors,
turn up the sound blaster.

To add/remove someone in your life,
click settings and control panel.

To improve your appearance,
just adjust the display settings.

If life gets too noisy, turn off the speakers.

When you lose your car keys, click on find.

"Help" with the chores is just a click away.

Auto insurance wouldn't be necessary.
You would use your diskette to recover from a crash.

And, we could click on "SEND NOW" and a
Pizza would be on it's way to YOU...

The train is so crowded that you cannot get anywhere near that nice girl at the other end...
You wish there was zoom & 'view full screen' in life!

After marriage you realize that there is bound to be a mismatch...
You wish there was an evaluation period or at least a sample down load or a demo version!

One day you realize that your are turning bald...
You wish there was cut and paste in life!
Voided warranty

After buying a PC from a dealer of shady shady repute, the luckless customer unpacked his new toy and plugged it in to find it Dead On Arrival.

Naturally, after checking the usual things, he called the dealer and explained his problem. First question from Deviously Evasive Dealer: "Did you check to see whether the power was on?"

"Of course."

DED: "Did you open the cover and check whether any of the boards had shaken loose in shipping?"

"Of course."

DED: Then why are you calling me?"

"Well, you sold it to me and there has to be some kind of warranty," pleaded the frustrated purchaser.

"Of course there is," replied the DED, "But you voided the warranty when you opened the cover."
You are a computer addict if

* Your wife wants a diamond for her birthday, and you get her a Diamond Stealth Video Card.

* You know what PPP, SLIP, HTML & FTP mean...but darned if you can remember your wife's maiden name.

* You sit in front of the TV trying to type at a keyboard.

* You suspect there's a virus in your mashed potatoes.

* If you smoke away from the machine, you notice that the breaks are getting shorter and less frequent.

* The optometrist looks deep in your eyes, and sees a blue screen.

* You finally save up enough to visit the Grand Canyon, and you can't help but wonder how it would look on a 21" SVGA.

* Your computer room has a better air conditioner than your bedroom.

* You comment, while watching a sunset, that the image would be enhanced with 10% more magenta and a higher resolution.

* When someone tells you about a great new program and you're very disappointed to find that it's on TV.

* If while driving down the street, you are confused by the numbers on the houses - they do not appear to be legitimate WWW addresses.

* If you call in sick because you found a great new web site.

* If you can type your top 10 favorite Web sites, by heart.

* If your fingers quit moving because you've been online for 36 hours.

* If your net provider suggests you try a competitor, because you're exceeding 300 hours a month connect time.

* When your desk collapses under the weight of your computer peripherals.

* If you try to press Alt-F4 to close your car window.

* You refer to going to the bathroom as uploading.

* You step out of your room and realize that your parents have moved and you don't have a clue as to when it happened.

* Your bookmark takes 15 minutes to go from top to bottom.

* Your nightmares are in HTML, flash and GIFS.

* Your heart races faster and beats irregularly each time you see a new WWW site address on TV.

* You turn on your intercom when leaving the room so you can hear if new e-mail arrives.

* When looking at a web page full of someone else's links, you notice all of them are in purple.

* Your pet has its own home page.

* You write your homework in HTML and give your instructor the URL.

*You tell the kids they can't use the computer because "Daddy's got work to do" -- even though you don't have a job.

* Your wife makes a new rule: "The computer cannot come to bed."

* You get a tattoo that says "This body best viewed with Netscape 3.0 or higher."

* You never have to deal with busy signals when calling your ISP... because you never log off.

* Your wife says communication is important in a you buy another computer and install a second phone line so the two of you can chat.

* As your car crashes through the guardrail on a mountain road, your first instinct is to search for the "stop" and "back" buttons.

* You wake up at 4 O'clock in the morning to go to the bathroom and stop to check your email on the way back to bed.

* You turn off your computer and get an awful empty feeling, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.

* You decide to stay in college for an additional year or two, just for the free internet access.

* You laugh at people with modems.

* You find yourself typing "com" after every period when using a word

* You can't correspond with your mother because she doesn't have an email.

* When your email box shows "no new messages" and you feel really depressed.

* You don't know the gender of your three closest friends because they have nondescript screen names and you never bothered to ask.

* You move into a new house and you decide to Netscape before you landscape.

* Your family always knows where you are.

* In real life conversations, you don't laugh, you just say LOL, ROFL and so on.

* After reading this message, you immediately forward it to a friend!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

gym anyone?

I will never forget this date : October 6,2008.This is the first time I hit the gym together with my co-workers.I was feeling so confident and bubbly by the time we finished our registration and paid Php 400.00 for a month's membership.Everything seem to work out fine, I did the warming up routine beaming(saying to myself, at last i'm on the first step in reaching my goal-that is to loose weight).I was instructed to step on the treadmill first, then the bicycle or whatever it was, then something like a pedal (when you step on the pedals, both your hands and feet are alternately moving.I was laughing at myself at first, I didn't quite mind that I was feeling nauseated already,I continue doing the routine although I was feeling so tired and hungry and thirsty.Then a sudden blackness enveloped me,I was at the verge of falling when I reached for a chair and sat down.The instructor approached me and asked if I was feeling ill.I said yes and asked for water.When he gave me the water he said I was not looking too good, my lips are ashen white and my face looks so pale.That's when I began to feel afraid, I immediately prayed for my safety.After a while my companions approached me and offered to take me home, they weren't aware about what happened to me coz they're quite far from me.By that time,my vision had returned to normal, I was not dizzy anymore so I agreed to go home.
This is my first gym experience.I think I'm going back to playing badminton.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Naval Fiesta

Glitter Words
[ - *Glitter Words*]

I have been staring at the screen for a while, searching for words but i can't seem to form anything to post under my greetings.I have been in this town for eight years but from my point of view, nothing has changed since i came here...(except in political aspect) but still the same sleepy with a few developments but still mediocre.I would often compare celebrations here to that of my hometown and it makes my yearning to return much painful.But soon, will be.