Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Favorite Photo of the Day: A Walk Down the Aisle

I was a proud mom last August 21.  It was Lance's first time to wear a barong and his first time to walk down the aisle as one of the wedding entourage.  I was expecting him to throw tantrums but he just walked with his little partner all by himself.  He just sat in front of the altar and did not mind if the rest of the boys were playing and standing.  I got a lot of compliments for his behavior all throughout the ceremony.

It was really a proud moment for me.

I Am A Spoiler

Lance is growing up so fast.  I don't want to miss out on anything that involves him.  I noticed that these past few days he would involve me in singing and dancing.  It is harder for me to leave him because he doesn't want to go anywhere without me, he would ask me to stand and sing with him Barney's I Love You song.  It was fun and really heart warming, really.  Those moments are what push me to give him his heart's desires.  He is very much into Thomas and Friends that each time we would to go the mall or market, he would buy anything that looks like a train.  He actually knows the names of all the engines of the popular British series.  He would line up all the engines and coaches and pretend that they are racing.  Having said his liking the blue train, I bought him a railway set yesterday.  I am a spoiler.  When he saw the toy in our living room, his eyes lit up and he gave me his biggest grin... he momentarily forgot everything about the world.  He loved the toy so much that he even slept with Thomas, Annie and Clarabel beside him.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hostage Drama Is Not Yet Over

I feel sad about what happened at the Quirino Grandstand a few days ago.  I purposely did not blog about it while it was happening to at least show respect for the people who are in a very difficult situation.  After many hours of negotiation that ended in a bloodbath, I just feel sorrier for the victims and my fellow Filipinos who had nothing to do with what happened that day.  I have read so many articles about countries hating the Philippines because of the tragic event.  Just now in the news, one of our Senators had a taste of their anger when an airport official in Hong Kong allegedly threw his passport.  

I feel bad about the deranged former policeman, too.  He was dismissed from service because of grave misconduct and administrative charges filed against him and three other policemen when they allegedly planted a drug evidence to a chef who works in a hotel in Manila.  Justice is still not served at the time of this writing.  He was an accomplished police officer as proven by the many medals and plaques that are displayed on his coffin.  If you will try to analyze and look into one of the reasons for his seeking attention, it is because of our poor justice system.

I do not want to dwell more on the case, the experts will do that, I just wanted to point out one thing... it is never right to generalize.  If other countries had witnessed that fateful event, it does not reflect what  kind of people Filipinos are.  Hostage crises and different kinds of crime happen every day in all parts of the world... some Filipinos even get killed, but we do not generalize, we condemn the crime but we do not condemn the country where the killing happened.  I just hope that the world will see that we are a nation with the most kind hearted people and that we always see the good in others.

So you see, the hostage drama is not yet over.  As long as people will generalize, the drama will never end.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Favorite Video of the Day: Gay Friends' Reactions Over Miss Philippines During the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant

I saw this video last night and I laughed from beginning until the end.  I actually almost cried laughing.  This is one of the many reasons why I love the company of gay friends.

Blog Entry of the Day: Not Alone by Fickle Cattle

It has been a week of no good reads for me.  I am glad that Fickle Cattle decided to re-post the entry Not Alone.  Fickle Cattle narrates his personal story (encounter) with this man he 'almost' fell in love with.   After a year of not seeing each other and with just a brief catching up moment with this guy in the same bar where they met, he felt he was not alone.  His story took me back to my days of diaries.  I love it!

To read Fickle Cattle's whole story, click here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Miss Philippines' Final Question

Many critics said that it could have been a more glorious moment for the Philippines if Venus Raj presented a more concrete and confident answer to William Baldwin's rather easy question:

What is your biggest mistake in life and what did you do to make it right?

Miss Philippines answered it in all smiles with:

Thank you so much Sir for that wonderful question.  You know what Sir, in my 22 years of existence, I can say that there is nothing major major, I mean problem that I have done in my life because I am very confident with my family, with the love that they are giving me.  So, thank you so much that I am here, thank you thank you so much.

It isn't easy being on the spotlight so, let us just be proud that after so many years, a Filipina has made her way to the Miss Universe top 5.

Venus Raj Miss Universe 4th Runner-up

Congratulations to Miss Philippines Venus Raj for being the 4th Runner-up in the recently concluded Miss Universe 2010.  It was another proud moment for the Filipinos worldwide.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I am having a situation, aside from our house being flooded yesterday.  I am slightly bothered about how things will end.  I will try to live by the moment.  I am just happy that my son is happy.  Everything else about me doesn't matter anymore. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Furniture Retail Software: Business Solution

I received good news from a friend that her business loan has been approved.  She planned to put up her very own furniture business two years ago.  She loves to design and interior decorate and her passion for the two made her decide to venture into business.  She asked me of the next things that she should do.  Of course, aside from sourcing suppliers and marketing her store, she has to have furniture retail software to help her in the inventory, tracking sales, processing of orders, reports and other essential business transactions.

I could not wait for the opening of her store!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Miss Universe 2010 Pageant

I love to watch beauty pageants, I enjoy  the glitz and glamor and the nerve racking waiting for the results.  Of course I feel sad whenever my country's bet didn't make it in the finals but nevertheless, I feel proud that we are represented.  Speaking of which, the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant will be held on the 23rd at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The Philippines is represented by Venus Raj who is really a fighter--like any woman should be.  I am glad she kept her title despite controversies that surround her after the Bb. Pilipinas pageant.  To my kababayans, please vote for her by clicking on this link.  She now has an average rating of 3.7--the highest among all the contestants.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Singing In My Head

I started singing in my head "I did my best but I guess my best wasn't good enough" in the middle of doing my VA task.  Yes, that is James Ingram's Just Once.  Of all the songs...  It is not that it has a significant meaning, I just find it weird because for one, it isn't my favorite song and I am not playing any music to influence me into singing it.  In fact, whenever I hear the song it reminds me of a neighbor who always sing it whenever he joins contests.  He did not win in any of those.

I love to sing and I enjoy watching singing contests, both local and abroad.  I don't have the voice that would sell albums but I get a 100 score in Magic Sing... that's enough affirmation that I have the potential.  Haha!  I just love it whenever I express my love for myself.  Going back to my watching contests, of all the amateur singing contests that I have watched, these are the most popular song choices:

1. My Way by Frank Sinatra - this is so popular that there's even a joke that you could die if you will sing the song.  That is so morbid.  The reason behind it was that a couple of years ago, almost every news about murders happened in night clubs and videoke bars and the victims were all killed while singing My Way.  There is no truth to the spreading text messages that the song was cursed by someone when he got a 50 score in a videoke.

2. Skyline Pigeon by Elton John - also popular in videoke AND during wakes.  Yes, in the Philippines, instead of having quiet moments while mourning at the wake of a deceased relative, people would sing until their voice boxes could no longer produce sounds.  I think this became a popular song piece because you can practice it just by going at wakes.

3. Hero by Mariah Carey - contest singers want a lasting first impression and what better way to do that is by singing songs that could rip a non-singer's throat.  If you could reach Miss Carey's notes, you could be at the finals and be the champion.

4. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston - see number 4 reason. Any Whitney Houston songs actually... everything that was sang in her movie with Kevin Costner, the Bodyguard.  Were you able to watch it?

5. It's All Coming Back To Me Now by Celine Dion - I tried singing it but I ended giving up before reaching the second stanza.  This song is really hard to master.  It is a popular piece because it really challenges the vocal range of the singer.  If you could reach Miss Dion's notes, too, you're on your way to the finals.

6. Listen either of Charice's or Beyonce's  - this is just a new song but it is becoming a popular contest piece.  I heard it first when Beyonce sang it in Oprah Show.  It was only recently that the song became popular again when Charice sang it during the Oscar's after show party.  She got a standing ovation, I believe.  

Can you think of other popular contest pieces?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday Night Meme

I grabbed this from my best friend... thank you! =)


What is your salad dressing of choice?
:: thousand island but my grandma makes really yummy salad dressing but i don't know what it is called.

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
:: too many to mention. haha!

What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?
:: macaroni soup.

What are your pizza toppings of choice?
:: lots and lots of cheese, ground beef and pepperoni.

  What would you like to have on toast?
:: melted cheese or butter.


How many television sets are in your house?
:: two, one in the living room and one in the bedroom.

What color of cell phone do you have?
::one black and one orange.


Are you right-handed or left-handed?
:: i am a righty!

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
:: none actually. if there's one thing though that i want to be removed, it is definitely excess fats. haha!

What is the last heavy item you lifted?
:: my son, he weighs 22 kilos.

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
::by a prick on my finger, yes.  it was really embarrassing.


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you are going to die?
:: yes, for me to prepare some things and make sure everything that will be left behind are ok.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
:: aneesa laine.

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
:: no! higher!


How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
:: perhaps three but i get to wear only one.

Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
:: never had that moment because i am afraid to break the law.

Last person you talked to?
:: my son, he is on my lap as i am doing this meme.

Last person you hugged?
:: my son.


:: summer.

Among winter, spring, summer or autumn it is? 
:: winter, it doesn't snow to where i am.

:: christmas, of course!

Day of the week?
:: saturday.

:: december because of christmas and january because it is my and lance's birthday.


Missing someone?
:: yes. (denied disclosure) haha!

:: happy and contented

What are you listening to?
:: ringo starr's narration of thomas and friends.

:: thomas and friends, my son's favorite. i am close to memorizing the narration of all the episodes.

Worrying about?
:: i am not a worrywart.


First place you went to this morning?
:: the kitchen, i prepared lance's milk.

What’s the last movie you saw?
:: salt!  i really love the movie!

Do you smile often?
:: yes.


1) Do you always answer your phone?
:: no. it is either a missed call or i have just forgotten that my phone is ringing.

2) It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
:: smart, informing me of my current phone bill.

3) If you could change your eye color what would it be?
:: nothing too drastic, light brown will do.

4) What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
:: what the hell is sonic? haha!

5) Do you own a digital camera?
:: yup!

6) Have you ever had a pet fish?
:: yes when i was still living with my grandparents.

7) Favorite Christmas song?
:: have yourself a merry little christmas.

8) What’s on your wish list for your birthday?
:: mac book!

9) Can you do push ups?
:: yes, in my imagination.

10) Can you do a chin up?
:: yes.

11) Does the future make you nervous or excited?
:: excited and a bit nervous

12) Do you have any saved texts?
:: yes.

13) Ever been in a car wreck?
:: nope, i hope i will never be.

14) Do you have an accent?
::yes, local accent.

15) What is the last song that made you cry?
:: dance with my father by luther vandross

16) Plans tonight?
:: stay up late, blog and blog some more.

17) Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
:: yes.

18) Name 3 things you bought in the last week
:: cellphone, diapers, bread.

19) Have you ever been given roses?
:: yes, several times.

20) Current worry?
:: saturday work.

21) Current hate right now?
:: you know who you are!

22) Met someone who changed your life?
:: yes, so different from the life i used to live.

23) How did you bring in the New Year!
:: party with family.

24) What song represents you?
:: live to tell.

25) Name three people who might complete this?
:: i don't know.  my followers, maybe.

26) What were you doing at 12 AM last night?
:: chatting with Paula.

27) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
:: shoot! i forgot to iron my uniform. haha!

Please feel free to grab!  Have fun!

Doppelganger or Out of The Body Experience

My office mate gave me the creeps yesterday.  I reported one hour late for work because I had a severe headache.  After only a few minutes in the office, my office mate asked me if my other office mate was inside.  I said no because I did not see her when I got in the office and I was the only one inside.  I asked her why and she said our boss thought she saw our office mate enter the room wearing a gray blazer and her usual hairstyle.  We thought maybe it was just me she saw but I was wearing a green blazer and my hair was up.  Our boss went inside the room and insisted that she saw my office mate entering the room a few minutes ago.

Our missing office mate reported late for work too because of fever and I asked her if by any chance she wore a gray blazer in the morning.  She said she was wearing a gray blazer earlier that day but since she could not make it in the office, she changed her clothes and went to sleep again.


Could it be a doppelganger or her soul got out of her body while she was sleeping and made its way to the office?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Have Internet, Nothing To Write

I can't believe that after all that I've been through just to have my internet connection back, I am now staring at my computer without anything in mind.  I hate ironies. 

In the most recent book that I have read, Primal Management by Paul Herr, you have to give yourself some timeout if you want to solve a problem.  It also says there that you should surround yourself with positive energies to let ideas flow freely into your mind.  He suggests taking a run at the park, brisk walk or have a coffee at your favorite coffeshop... do the things that will make your mind and body relax. 

So, now I am thinking of what relaxing thing I should do to let ideas flow.  


Sunday, August 8, 2010

One Happy Mommy

My day went perfectly well simply because my son started it all with words that I least expect would come from his mouth.

I was awakened by a kiss from Lance and these exact words, "Mommy, sexy ka (you are sexy)!".  I was taken aback by the words... I know I am not the exact definition of the word sexy but anyway I took it as a compliment because maybe he meant I was nice or I am a great mommy.  I chuckled and hugged him tightly.

Last night when I got home from work, he was eating dinner at our grandmother's and he smiled at me and said, "Let's eat."  I asked him what did he bring me from the mall and he said, "Panties."  I asked him where did he put the panties and he said, "Far far away."  I nearly cried laughing.

He always surprise me with his wittiness and I am so proud. I couldn't be any happier.

Friday, August 6, 2010



I love love love Salt!  That is three loves there so that means Salt-iness would probably linger in me for a long time.  Do not blame me for being this so excited about the movie because I have been waiting for it to be shown months ago.  Finally, I was able to watch it today.  The stunts were amazing, I heard Angie did most of the stunts herself. 

In Iron Man, the villain was a Russian and now Salt evolves in Russian spies.  I wonder what's with Russians that they are often portrayed in movies as villains and on the dark side.  Really mysterious...

Based on the ending, I bet there will be a part 2.


I hate it when technology "seems" to go against me.  I can post a blog but I could not insert a photo.  Dearie me...  So, my apologies for a really bare post.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bad Fad: Cutout Dresses

Cutouts.... well, cut it out or be a don't like her.  I can name three don'ts in this photo alone.


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