Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Too many happenings, only one adjective to describe it.

2009 has been a good year for me and the family. At the start of the year we were immediately blessed with our very first lady bug. Aeva Danielle or as i fondly call "Abing," just to have a filipino touch to that very western name. She's a doll. She feeds on books, figuratively and literally. I think she's gonna be a smart a**, but before that happens she still has to grow that tooth. say cheeze baby! :D

Last year, I was so frustrated of the fact that I hadn't been to some place new. So I told myself that this year, 2009, should be my TRAVEL YEAR either by hook or by crook!. True enough, my itchy feet was able to leave footprints in all these places.

It's WOW Philippines.

April we exchanged smiles with the people at the city of smiles (Bacolod). Then September was a treat. From white water rafting in the river region (Cagayan de Oro) to frolicking in the island of fire (Camiguin) and the sight seeing at the land of waterfalls (Iligan), you gotta supah heart Pinas!

2009 has also been my first taste at International travel.

My sister and I were barely able to afford this trip, but thanks to the call center industry I was able to save 2 months worth of salary, before I went AWOL. specialty! But honestly, we owe it to our ever generous father. And no we are not taking advantage. We are simply just considering it as his investment on us, coz by the time we will be earning real money I know that he wouldn't hesitate to collect his ROI with a European travel. Good luck to us!

Before the year ends, I can truly brag that I have conquered the sky, land and sea.

My best birthday ever was spent on the road round south, and the best present was that ride in the sky. As if that wasn't enough, we climbed (or more on drove) our way to the mountains of Cebu. Then dove into the waters of Mactan and chased the waves with the big boy's toy - the wave runner. And as for the finale of the adrenaline rush year! my sister and I paid to be hanged on a zip line that goes half a kilometer from cliff to cliff that was only separated by the river that was hundreds and hundreds of feet below at Danao, Bohol.

Contrary to the what it may seem like, 2009 for me wasn't just all about thrill seeking adventure. On the brighter side, to appease my mother, I was able to accomplish quite a few feat. It may not be as notable but it's still something worth celebrating.

Finished my diploma in Professional Education. Check!
Passed the Teacher's Board. Check!
Took another test. Check!
Passed that test. Question Mark? I still have to wait till 2010.

Too many happenings, only one adjective to describe it.


Film of year: 500 days of Summer
Soundtrack of the year: Viva la Vida by Coldplay
Book of the year: Embraced by the light
Website of the year:
Event of the year: Sinulog
Night of the year: Pulse night
Day of the year: September 17
Buddy of the year: Ray.... Ray Ban-nd!
he's been everywhere with me :)

2010 is gonna be my career year.
I'll ROAR in my year of the Tiger!


Lil' V....

I think i just discovered another Regine Velasquez in the making. hmmmm?....

Like some proud talent hunter, I discovered this kid a few months back when my father and I went to Bohol for a family affair. On the way back to Cebu, by some management reasons at the port of Tubigon, all passengers were forced to stay inside the passengers' lounge, to keep us from hopping on the boat ahead of others. I don't know if that made sense but Bohol's very own "Von Trappe" family certainly did.

The father, mother, daughter and daughter tandem were all belting it out for the waiting passengers. The father, though blind, is the jack of all trades, he does the talking, singing and strumming of the guitar. And the rest... well, they just sing. They pretty have good voices, typical Filipino belting out/ shouting (to make up for the absence of mic) style. But who I found so adorable is the youngest kid named V.... errrrr... na?da?... anyway I suck with names, so let's just call her V.

V, despite the size, packed alot of air in those diaphrams. And as the frustrated singer that I am, this is probably the only instance when I'm finally not bitter over someone else's musical talent. Instead, I just resigned to the fact that the world is indeed not equal. And that though God has given others the talent I, on the other hand, just got the confidence.

Anyway going back, this kid is A-MAZING! seeing and hearing her perform could only make you wish that the future be kind to this tiny kid and lead her to great heights.

On the second thought, didn't Regine Velasquez started out this way? hmmm... should I put myself to good use be a talent manager instead?.. watchatink?... do i have the eye for a real talent? or is it just my confidence getting in the way again?... hehe... anyway just check out Lil' V.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

love defined.

A bit of wisdom from the kids. makes you :)

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other"
- Karl, 5

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday"
-Noelle, 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day"
-Mary Ann, 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and she goes out to buy new ones"
-Lauren, 4

"When you love somebody your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you"
-Karen, 7

"Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of the chicken"
-Elain, 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French Fries without making them give you any of theirs"
Chrissy, 6

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well"
-Tommy, 6

The winner was the 4 year old boy whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climb on his lap and just sat there.
When his mother asked what he has said to the neighbor, the little boy said,
"Nothing, I just helped him cry"

Sometime in our lives we were are wise as these kids. Unfortunately, most of us lost our wisdom along the way to adulthood. Gotta love kids! :)