i want to blog again

I was walking with a friend recently when I realized that I wanted to blog again. It just hit me, that it’s been yearsss since I last wrote anything here.

I’m not sure what to write or what to focus on. But I’m open to suggestions.

What should I write about? What do you want to read about that I can talk about? Hmmm…

Ideas please? πŸ˜€


4 Things

Sillyserious tagged me pala, and I just learned about it! Hmmm…
4 Things Meme

Here’s the rule:

Click copy/paste, type in your answers and tag four people in your blogroll! Don’t forget to change my answers to the questions with that of yours.

Question # 1. Four places I go to over and over:
Robinsons Pioneer, Persiana, Starbucks SM Pampanga (on weekends), EDSA Shangrila

Question # 2. Four people who e-mail me regularly
Misha for lunch orders, (does YM count? Kaka for updates haha), Multiply, and Facebook (hihihi)

Question # 3. Four of my favorite places to eat?
Wan Chai Tea House, Aveneto Ristorante, Som’s Noodle House, Persiana

Question # 4. Four places you’d rather be?
Europe for its culture, Cambodia for its people, Thailand for its products, Tourist spots in the Philippines for the love of it πŸ˜‰

Question #5. Four TV shows I could watch over and over.
CSI (Miami, NY and Vegas), House MD, Prison Break (love Wentworth!), How I Met Your Mother -funny!

QUESTION: Why are there 5 questions? Di ba dapat 4 Lang Din? Hmmm…

Now I’m tagging Karl, Daphne, K. Jon, and K. Ruben!

Free Book, anyone?

The thing about a good book is that you never want to keep it to yourself.

You’re in a bookstore, scanning titles, browsing first pages. Then one book piques your interest. Before you know it you’re taking home your own copy, or sitting on the aisle to finish the last chapter.

That’s the kind of book you just can’t wait to tell your friends about–and they tell their friends, and their friends tell more friends, and so on.

When you know the perfect place to find a good book, you can’t keep it to yourself, either.
So share the news: the biggest book event in the country is just around the corner! Bring your friends along to the

29th Manila International Book Fair
September 12-16, 10am-8pm
SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex

Tell your friends about the Book Fair and get a new book–FREE!

Enter to win a FREE hot-off-the-press book from OMF Literature! Just post this image in your blog, Multiply, or Facebook with a link to www.OMFLit.com and send the webpage link to Promo@OMFLit.com. We’ll randomly select 5 winners who will each get to pick one newly released book of their choice.



how can one differentiate being sensitive from being assuming?

being unassuming from being dumb?

being comfortable with being passive?


di naman masamang magtanong di ba? ehehe πŸ˜‰

Red and White

This afternoon was my uncle’s (“Bapang Pula” as I call him, “Lolo Red” to his grandkids) interment. He’s my dad’s twin brother (my dad’s “Puti” or Lolo White).

Weeks before my birthday, and his youngest daughter Elsie’s wedding, he had his first stroke. We were all glad that he got out of the hospital fine, and was able to attend the wedding. I was even joking around because he was so emotional. My brother Manny Boy took lots of pictures of him, crying. Crying with his hands covering his face, crying with a hanky, and walking while you bet, crying. πŸ™‚

I later learned from my cousin Elsie that he was crying because he was very thankful that the Lord extended his life, to see the happiest moment of his only daughter’s life–her wedding. He never thought that he’d survive the stroke. The wedding was a memorable, and inspiring event. Love was everywhere, expressed and shared.

And today was another testimony of love. Relatives, friends, neighbors, and the community where my uncle belonged were present on the last day of the wake. They spoke of how he was as a kuya, a father, and a friend. His family grieved for their loss, but they all know that he is in a much better place. With his Savior, and Maker, no longer feeling the pain of this world. Saved. Yes, we cried, but I believe the Lord is with us, comforting us.

There were evenings when I was going home after work that I couldn’t help but cry. Sometimes while still in the tricycle, or in the solitude of my room, I remember my uncle. We were not very close but the mere fact that he is my dad’s twin brother makes me feel a bit of the pain my cousins are feeling. And I remember my dad. Elsie told me about how he cried, sobbed even, after he went out of the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) seeing how his twin brother is in a coma, with tubes for I don’t know what, and a respirator. This made me cry out to the Lord. And I was reminded to pray for my family.

I think these moments made me ponder on how short life really is. How important my family is to me, and how important it is for them, especially for my youngest brother, to know the Lord as Savior and Lord. I have been lax in praying for them, but I believe the Lord is reminding me to lift my family to Him. Daily.

I guess it’s not yet late to re-start and make some good changes…

And so… thank God for many second chances!

rain, rain, rain?

It’s raining again. And you know what happens when it rains, right? Yes, I’m there again.

I don’t know if I can really blame the rain about how I am feeling now though. Maybe after a stressful week (or month?), I am now experiencingΒ  the effects of all the changes and challenges I encountered. I am not complaining, don’t get me wrong. I think I need this-a time to disengage and look at things from a different perspective, finally ask questions I was afraid to ask myself…

And I still don’t have the answers.

Is this really what happens when you’re getting a year older again? Am I normal? Haha πŸ™‚ It’s my birthday on the 19th. Don’t expect a treat, but I’ll expect you to greet. πŸ˜‰


Last Friday I, with sillyserious and two college friends Donna and TJ, flew to Dumaguete to witness the wedding of Pam (a close friend from college, and roommate for a sem) and Budi. We went there a day early so we’ll have some time to roam around and see the city.

We had a fun-filled FOOD Trip! πŸ˜€ I never thought gourmet food could be sold cheap. Pastries, cakes, coffee, international cuisine, for the price of Fastfood! Too bad we’re not able to bring pasalubong. 😦 We got used to Manila life, thinking all shops are open on Sundays. Sigh.

The trip was also a good bonding moment. We were able to catch up on each other’s lives. Especially on TJ and Donna’s love story. πŸ˜‰ It’s amazing how easy it has been to be comfy and open to people you haven’t seen for months (or has it been years?).

I don’t have pictures from the trip yet. But soon, when we get the files from Donks and Teej, I’ll post some. πŸ™‚ This is the downside of not bringing a digicam during trips. You have to wait some time before you get a hold of the pics. I think the advantage gave more weight to me: I get to be in most, if not all, of the pics! Hahaha πŸ™‚


Thinking about Dumaguete got my mind off the senti. I guess I really should not put the blame on the rain, huh? πŸ˜‰

links to pics ;)

yup, i uploaded pics in my multiply site! πŸ™‚ check out these links. Enjoy! πŸ˜€