Apr 29, 2008

Fun indeed!

Salvee 'kakatuwa naman ang Tag na 'to!


The rule: Name 11 people you can think of right off the top of your head. Don’t read the questions underneath until you write the names of all the 11 people. This is a lot funnier if you actually randomly list the names first. No cheating.

  1. Connie
  2. Gladys Sobremonte
  3. Alma
  4. Rod
  5. Mon
  6. jOEL
  7. dENNIS
  8. eVELyn
  9. JoAn
  10. Jayvee
  11. Annie

1. How did you meet # 4?Oh my!!! He was my SupeR Crush (Kamukha nya si Andy Garcia!!) I met him during my lawschooldays in Ateneo. It was parang love at first sight. Tapos ako pa yata yung nagpli-flirtt! We've been going out actually. Sheyyttt ~~~ pa-date- date sa Mcdo at Chowking. Pa-Coffee - coffee sa Monster cAFE but I dont know what happened nung nanligaw na kasi biglang nawala yung kilig factor. I realized that I was in love with someone else. Yung katabi ko lang pala sa upuan at kapitbahay. Yung someone na parating andyan for me and guess what? I married him instead of Rod.

2. What would you do without #5?This is really fun!!!! He was out of my life long long time ago. Duhh.... lovestory na 'to ni Witchy. Mon was my first boyfriend. Alam nyo na, gaya nga ng isinulat ni Milan Kundera that "The one who teaches you love will be the one who will give you pain". In my case it was true.

3. What would you do if #2 and # 6 were going out? It's like the Catcher in the Rye meets Girl Interrupted. Gosh!! Si Joel at si Gladys? Earth pa ba ito?

4. Who’s #10’s best friend?My husband. She hates it everytime Ervien would tell her na " Jei, alam mo bitaw na masama yan. Stop it... tama na yan. Unfair yan kay Jeph." I could imagine how she rolled her eyes and wrinkled her nose. Hehehee

5. Have you ever eaten around #1?We eat together as in everyday umabot pa nga kami sa tuktok ng Mt. Matutum hanggang sa Sarangani Bay. From Davao City hanggang sa kadulu-duluhan ng Munisipyo ng Sarangani Province. Connie is my good friend when I was still working in DENR and until now she would still visit me here in Gensan . Eating is not something that we fond doing together. It's photography and sorting-out people at work who love to make things difficult for someone as good as we are (Nyeh!). I miss the old life pala. Living with the communities in the heart of Mt. Matutum. Hayyysss.
Bahh... kinaya naming kumain sa dahon lang ng saging kasabay ang mga taong naninirahan doon but we have fun. Living with these people taught me a lot.
We actually lived and eat with them for years, paminsan-minsan lang nag-e-stay sa office. We learned to love them including the kids in the community. Na miss ko tuloy!!!
Minamani lang din ni Connie na lakarin yung pitung bundok na antataas. Kasali na dun yung mga ahas na nakikita namin during the hike.
To top it all, I have learned to eat exotic food that these people are eating. Imagine ~~adobong sawa, ginataang bayawak, piniritong unggoy, and tinolang musang. In fairness , masarap din naman. That's what Connie and Witchy been eating in the field!!!

6. Do you miss #2? Naku hindiii!!! Bungangera si Gladys. Eskandalosa pa... maingay when she is around. Noong mga single pa kami, pag di sya natataypan ng crush nya she will bring me tapos ako ang liligawan (hehehe) sasakyan ko naman. Date kami kunyari nung guy pero iiwanan ko yung guy, biglang may I appear ang drama ni Gladys hanggang sa yun, sila na nga. Tapos super inlove ang loka! She couldn't live with out the guy . After a month break na sila at inlove na naman sya sa iba. She don't believe in marriage and she is proud of it. But I love her. She makes my life easy.

7. Who is #11 dating?She is happily married.

8. What do you think of #3?A very good friend. We've known each other since birth. She loves me and I always appreciate that. Si Alma naman is a family na. Adopted daughter ng Mom and Dad ko.

9. What do you think of #9?Joan is quite type. Pero ang lalim nyang tao. She wanted everything to be perfect. Sometimes I feel like undeserving of her friendship. Kita nyo naman how brutal I am. Di kami matchhh... but when we are together, wala talagang problema. We don't have to explain anything eh. Parang magic na naiintindihan na namin agad ang isa't isa. I really am excited to be with her again this October. God's will she will be coming home from Thailand. Godd...I miss her friendship! She is super talented! I admire herrrr...

10. Who does #2 like? Ngayon?Nakuuuu marami pa rin. Di ko ma-gets...... grabeee

11. Would you marry #8?She is my bestfriend. I love her more than marriage. Nakksss!
When I almost died in a car accident six years ago, naisip ko sya kasabay ng mga taong mahal ko. I love her more than Xena loves Gabrielle. One of the reason why I dumped Nancy (bitch!) because she hurt her before at idinamay nya pa sa gulo last month. ~oist... I'm smiling~

I'm tagging Joan, Jayvee, Lae, Bes and Lira!!!

Apr 28, 2008


Bes, dugay-dugay na sad ta wa nagkita. Gimingaw man noon ko nimo. Musta na man ka dinha sa layo?
Pag-email sad beh....

Apr 27, 2008

My birthday pictures


My eldest brother, her wife, and my mom ( the little kid is my nephew Igiboy). My father, Maxine, LeslieJoy, Lean and Bien (Enumerating from the right)
My Dad and my Mom while eating our breakfast.
Boating!!! The whole family enjoyed that activity. Our first time doing this together~
Maxine floating her body. She was telling me that she's doing some YoGa. ~nubayan..~
Yan.. yan na naman...nag post ulit si WitcHy!!

My mom with Maxine walking on the bridge.
"It feels great to be here. The wind will give you peace once it touches your skin."
Witchy together with Bien, Maxine and Leslie Joy.
Next time na lang ang full body view ni Witchy na nakaswim suit kapag sexy na sya.. nyahahahah

The rest house we rented in Del Rio Spash Resort.

The resort is located at Marbel, South Cotabato.
People here are very friendly and accommodating.
It is like you have never left your home.
When we first laid our eyes in this place, all kids were really shouting.
In fact I just realized how calming their laughters are. Nakakawala ng pressure.
Tapos masaya pa ang mommy at ang papa ko.
Sarap pala ng ganito.
I have never felt this happiness kasi naman noon di namin naexperience yung out of towns like this when we are younger.
Today na lang bumabawi ang mommy at papa kasama ang mga apo nila.

You know, I would love to do this again with Ervien and Bien. Siguro after my husband's nursing board exam this June. Tapos sana tulungan nyo 'kong pagdasal na he will make it.
Salamat!!!

Kid's Q Tag

This one is from my friend Lira. Thanks Mare!


Copy here:

1. Answer the Kid’s Question by Gregory Stock, PH.D. Remember: Don’t respond as you think others want you to. Respond the way you actually feel!

2. Add your name (linked to your blog)

3. Tag everybody else!

Kid’s Question #1
If you were the ruler of the world and you could have anything you wanted as well as have people do anything you wanted, do you think you would get greedy and mean or would you be a good and fair ruler?>
Answer : I would love extending my greed to those who are insatiable !!! I'm so mean! Kid's will hate to admire and follow my steps. .. beware!

Jhong, Alpha, Women Xplore, Em, Something Purple, Our Journey to Life, My Planet Purple, Princess Bela, Princess Vien, cookie jar of entertainment, allinkorea, kim, idealpinkrose, korean food, Jackie's Everyday Life, Jackie Simply Pinay, A Whole New World, Tasteful Voyage, A Mom's note,WitChyBoop's KeePer

Im tagging Jayvee, Joan and Bes

Apr 26, 2008

My birthday Pictures











Celebrating it with my mom, dad, nephews,nieces,brother and Bien in Koronadal South Cotabato.

I'm not Messy!!!

I would like to thank my friend Shan for this tag.
Actually, I'm a bit messy ( Blushing!).




You Are Not Messy



You're so clean, people have accused you of being a clean freak!
I just want my bed to be always tidy. With regards to other things, I'm not that particular.
You like things tidy, organized, and smelling fresh.
I always love to smell an apple scent esp in my room.

Messes drive you crazy, especially when you didn't make them.
True...

It's hard for you to live with a slob - or someone who leaves their dishes in the sink.
Ewww.... pwede ko siyang itakwil nyan...

Apr 24, 2008

Fish Burial

I felt sad after finishing the Milan Kundera book entitled “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” (Opsey! Don’t get me wrong. I love the book!) And so in an aim to uplift my soul, I finished reading the whole book of Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries ~ a birthday gift from Alma. I couldn’t thank her enough for the series of joys I’ve encountered during my reading and in fact I am now craving for more of Meg Cabot’s masterpieces. This is the reason why I wake up late this morning. I opened my eyes realizing that Bien is no longer in my bed. So after fixing my self and have my coffee, I went outside. I saw the kids were busy doing something. When I get near them I could see how sad they are ! Trying to find out what happened, I saw this stuff and have it pictured for my blog. I felt the need to post this here tonight because I find it odd and ohhh.... cutee!!!
Then Maxine hands to me the posporo-coffin.

"Tita she's dead. We will bury her in tomb-stone like Jesus."
" Haaa....." I said sadly.

Oh, actually I wanted so much to laugh but I just can't afford it because I know they're feeling a little miserable right now~ (definitely my laughters will disappoint them). If there is one person who knows how much they love that pet~ it's me. Can you imagine being left by your favorite fish? Hehee . This is one of the creative things that really captured my attention.
Igiboy gets the fish-coffin to me.
"Tala na, ato na ilubong fish" ( Come on, let's bury the fish now) he said in a baby-like tune inviting the other kids to join him.
So he placed the fish-coffin on the top of a broken hollow-block which in my own understanding will served as the stone-tomb Maxine was telling me a while ago.
"Tita, dali na. Apil na kay amu-a na gyud ni ilubong" (Aunt join us now. We will start burying the fish) Lean said to me seriously while pulling my hands, she is excited that I will be joining them in their ceremony.
"Dili ko uyy... kamo na lang. Next time na lang ko apil ig naa sa sad mamatay." (No, just go on. If another fish will die next time, then I will join you guys). I said to her then walked a little far from where they are. My hidden agenda is to document them.

(From right: Lean in a white flowery dress, Bien seriously praying and so with Maxine, Igiboy and Rohanne)

I was caught by Lean clicking my phone-camera. Silently I motioned my fingers on the tip of my nose and told her to keep quite. She just smiled and winked her eyes to me naughtily while her cousins are still busy casting their prayer. (Maxine would surely hate the idea of getting some photos of her doing this stuff. This might spoil her mood.)
In their prayer I heard them thanking Jesus for the time spent by the fish with them. I took the split seconds to sense the warmth of the flame caused by their words.
This is a simple demonstration of love!
Being happy and content is a state of mind. We must only look for the positive in every new change.

~On Milan Kundera's The unbearable Lightness of Being~
I must not take the book negatively and assumed that the characters of Tomas and Tereza are all true. It is a very sad and touching story. I could say that the novel is difficult but it happens in real life. The general rejection of established social conventions and beliefs, especially of morality and religion is up to now present in our society.
Tereza and Tomas has a painful love affair. They are destined to live together and yet never ceasing to cause each other an enormous pain and suffering.
I can not separate the feelings of love and pain in here. Whenever I feel the love I also feel the pain!
Expected namang magmahal ka at masaktan after but in this novel habang ako ay umiibig ako'y nasasaktan din. Sabay kong naramdaman yung dalawang elemento ng buhay. I just couldn't be happy lOving. Usually when we are inlove, we feel so inspired. Our eyes would glitter. We are just crazily happy. Not in Tomas and Tereza's story.
I am not disappointed with the book. It helps me see clearly the other side of loving, living and depending your happiness to the other person. Yun bang you are just trying to be happy believing that this person is the one who gives you happiness
but inside you alam mong malungkot ka pa rin kasi nga kulang ang pagkatao mo bago kayo nagsama. Yun bang feeling na ito yung lalaking magpapaligaya sa iyo kasi he will fix whatever is broken in you. Pero it will turned out differently. Slowly mas kakainin ka ng insecurities mo. Mas lalo ka lang lulubog. To the point na both of you are hurting each other na pala. I breath so deeply while closing the book. If this is love, I don't wanna contribute. I will stay away and just be a witch.
I may hate the feelings but I love the learnings it give me.
The positive outlook of this novel, brings me back Bob Moawad's words that we can work miracles by having faith in others. To get the best out of the people, choose to think and believe the best about them.

Watching the kids buried the fish made me realized that Bob is right.


(Some kids here are actually crying in the sudden death of their pet and others are busy getting some flowers )

Apr 23, 2008

On going nature

I am drenching in a sweat today looking for my old photograph files to be posted in our new blogbaby created by Gladys with my Besfren Eve. It's actually a photograph that would feature my home-town General Santos City. Eve will also be posting anything that talks about Davao City and the creator Gladys will also be promoting the places she's been in the US.
Actually, I find this activity more as a friendship-bonding. We will be able to collect each others tune in terms of anything our mind could reach.
I already have some concept (excitedd) but for now I find something that tells me that "Yeah, I do have good times working in a special project of DENR years ago."
It restores my lost memories with nature conservation.






(An Ocean month activity in one of the coastal areas of Glan, Sarangani Province. Together with the community and some Local Environmental Officers, these turtles were given a freedom to be home once more)

Apr 21, 2008

In my garden

I make progress in this blogging-world by having friends and bloghomes around me that are smarter than I am. Reading them is more than a vitamin to keep my brain working.
I'd like to say thanks to all my links. Some are my personal friends, some are my virtual friends but all of you are part of my daily routine that I visit everyday.
My creative mind prefers to flower here. I think this is a good place for growth as well. Here I find warmth, light and plenty of food. What a good world isn't it?

Just a note


We are trained to handle small things in preparation for the bigger ones to care for. Before we can take care for the feelings of the other person we must learn first our own. Before we can love more people we must love first those we presently live and work!
I'm not a veteran for this topic, until now it is such a struggle. Doing things that my heart refused to is more than enough to fathom.
In the past I met and worked with people who made me feel so small. Now I realized that as I look back, I would not feel that way if I had not allowed them to.
You know, I was surrounded with people all this time. They are the one who makes me feel great. ( Of course that feeling so small is an old time story already. I am now back to who really I am. The Lovielly way back Holy Crossian days)
In my 30th birthday I realized that if you try to keep an open mind regarding change, you will see that you will not let your fears hinder the bright possibilities stored in you.
Yes, as human as I am, fears are still dancing in my vision but I have now ways to encourage my self with acceptance.

What Makes you different (Makes you beautiful)

This is my birthday song today and for the rest of my birthdays to come.

Living in this world when you have friends and family that

recognizes , loves, and understands the difference in you will keep you whole and priceless as long as you live.


You don't run with the crowd
You go your own way
You don't play after dark
You light up my day
Got your own kind of style
That sets you apart
Baby, that's why you captured my heart

I know sometimes you feel like you don't fit in
And this world doesn't know what you have within
When I look at you, I see something rare
A rose that can grow anywhere (grow anywhere)
And there's no one I know that can compare

What makes you different, (alright) makes you beautiful (alright)
What's there inside you, (alright) shines through to me
In your eyes I see, all the love I'll ever need
You're all I need, oh girl
What makes you different, makes you beautiful to me

Hey, yeah yeah yeah
You got something so real
You touched me so deep (touched me so deep)
See material things
Don't matter to me
So come as you are
You've got nothing to prove
You won me with all that you do
And I wanna take this chance to say to you

What makes you different, (alright, yeah yeah) makes you beautiful (alright)
What's there inside you, (alright) shines through to me
In your eyes I see, all the love I'll ever need
You're all I need, oh girl
What makes you different, makes you beautiful

You don't know (you don't know) how you touched my life (touched my life)
Oh in so many ways (so many ways) I just can't describe
You taught me what love is supposed to be
You saw the little things that make you beautiful to me (so beautiful)
Oh yeah, yeah

What makes you,
What makes you different, (what makes) makes you beautiful (to me)
What's there inside you, (there shines) shines through to me
In your eyes I see, all the love I'll ever need
You're all I need, oh girl
What makes you different, makes you beautiful to me

Everything you do is beautiful (so beautiful)
Love you give shines right through me (shines right through to me)
Everything you do is beautiful (ooh, ooh ooh ooh oh)
Oh, you're beautiful to me (to me)

Apr 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Witchy




Your Birthdate: April 21


You're a restless rebel with an unpredictable nature.
~ Hmmm... I guess so.
Bright but unbridled, you tend to seek out wild experiences over new ideas.
~Yeah..right.
People are frustrated by your great potential, but you love your unconventional life.
~Very witchy-like indeed!
You're a heartbreaker. People get attached to you, and then you're gone.
~ Awww... that's bad. I hope it's not true.
Your strength: Your thirst for adventure
~It bores me when it's not challenging. The harder, the better.
Your weakness: Not taking time for slow pleasures
~It disturbs my concentration if I'm dealing with a slow moving technology.
I wanna do many things at the same time. I would rather sleep than wait.

Your power color: Hot pink
~I get attracted to pink but I always wear black. I love to watch men wearing pink clothes. Hot pink? Aws, Hot? Thinking..thinking...
Your power symbol: Figure eight
~Doing things in a right timing. I don't exposed my talent right away. That's being 8 right? Or I love 80's be it music or a filipino movies of Seiko, Viva and Regal Films. (Hehehe far-out)
Your power month: March
Errr...



Best of friends

I asked the wind where would I find my riches?
Then the wind touches my whole being and whispered that my riches is just there beside me under the big blue sky

Love at first sight

This dog gives me a heartwarming smile while entering the administration office of my husband’s school. The first time she laid eyes on me she can't help but stayed. Wrapped its body around my legs. I was a little scared thinking this creature will bite me. But How could she? She’s so adorable.
The dog keeps on staring at me. Maybe thinking I was her master or a friend in her past life.
I couldn’t help it anymore. I was bewitched by the way she looks at me. AAhhhh this dog is driving me crazy now. I reach out on her. Take her. Put her around my arms. Hugging and touching her…
It feels so good. I don’t wanna let go. I wanna take her with me.
I guessss…. this is what love at first sight is.
I am inlove…. So inlove….

National Bookstore


My SanctUary
ThE plAce wheRe I leFt my hEart
WheNever I am baCk hoMe in GEnSAn

Apr 19, 2008

KC as Betty la Fea

If the casting of TV-soap Betty La Fea Pinoy version here is true then I couldn't wait to watch this every night. I can afford to sacrifice my reading time for KC. She made me cry when she guested in the drama show Maalala mo kaya and since then I became her fan.
For me I find the casting perfect.
This will truly hit the market.

Apr 18, 2008

Bien is in Gryffindor!
He is honestly happy with the result and take this one seriously.
Hah! If I know he just want his Dad to see this. Hmmm...
i'm in gryffindor!
Congratulations on making Gryffindor!

Basically, you're brave, daring, chivalrous, and pretty much.. an all around good person. Of course, some see you as a goodie-two-shoes. But hey, it's true! You're really good at winning, and normally always come out as the hero. Everybody likes you.. except, maybe, the Slytherins. You're too perfect. No, really.. You're too perfect. It's annoying to watch you win, repeatedly. Oh well. Be proud anyway.



Gryffindors to Remember:

Harry Potter

Ron Weasley

The whole Weasley family

Hermione Granger

Albus Dumbledore



Codes:

Apr 17, 2008

I was sorted

Oh my!!! I expected to be in Gryffindor but here is what I've got!
Though I have fun doin' this stuff.
I wonder what house would my langga be?
Jei pakitry nga... pleaseee ~smiling face~
i'm in ravenclaw!
Congratulations on making Ravenclaw!
Well you're one smart little cookie, aren't you? You're wise and clever, and just love to use your wit and learning to your advantage, and sometimes even the disadvantage of others. Well, nerd, there IS a world outside of that copy of 'Hogwarts: A History', you know.. Oh don't worry! We all know you're special. You're just a naturally good learner, right? Not too much is known about your house right now.. Wow! Not only are you intellegent, you're also an enigma!

Ravenclaws to Remember

Cho Chang

be sorted @ nimbo.net

A mother's love

I was actually smiling after reading Lae's latest post. She's talented and innovative actually in expressing her thoughts. I must say she is really decent even if she's hitting someone. I find her sweet and no question about her wits. Moonlae got loads of it.
Napalitan 'yung smile ko when I finished reading Nyl's article.
I realized that I couldn't afford to be treated by my son the way in her article goes.

Please click

I haVe so much more to tell my mOm. I will always appreciate here more now. It is scary to not to tell her everything I wanted to say while she's still with me.
I came from her. Flesh and blood and maybe in a year or two, kapag nasa New Z na kami ni Dad and Bien I will always stay connected with her and make sure that in Bien's heart and to my coming kids to be she will always remain. She brings me to life and give me the world.
I love her that is why the story I've linked tasted my tears.




Apr 16, 2008

Bien is good

Last March 15 Bien graduated his kinder Two Class valedictorian. He got four medals all in his academic subject and 4 ribbons for his exemplary attitude during the whole year. In return we bought him books that he wanted the most and dream toys too. We also tour him in Davao showing him all the water forms and land forms the said city could offer.

Today he just give us a wonderful gift. His original schedule for Grade 1 assessment was yesterday but due to some reasons it was postponed and have it re-scheduled today.
'know what? He got it all perfect. This means we have free books and school supplies for the whole year. But aside from almost five thousand worth of books, it means a lot to us. We are just happy seeing his fire to learn more in life.

I just asked him how did he feel that he got the assessment perfect today. He told me that he feels great. He wanted to have many choices in life.
The last one struck me. Hindi ko naisip yun when I was younger at kahit na ngayun. I just studied to have good job pero yung choices di ko na naisip.

Tama bitaw no? Learning puts you ahead after you get out from school. We may heard about global economy and the world is becoming one big market place. So kahit na maging scientist ka pa you need both skills and education to keep up with the workers around the world.
Masyado lang yatang napa OA ang reactions ko. Basta we are just happy today. The family celebrated this with coke and pandesal for kids, coffee naman for the adults.
Then Bien together with his cousins played so hard kaya eto ngayun super-dooper tulog.

Just a witchy!!!

One of my highschool friend will be flying to Dubai tomorrow. They just phoned me today to attend the farewell party and host it na rin. My close friend Alma fetched me home. She was very tensed kasi nahihiya daw sya sa ibang mga highschool friends namin. I told her na okey lang yan oi. Hayaan mo na sila, let us enjoy na lang.
When we get there andami ng tao. Pinagkakaisahan ang blog kong Witchyboop. Nakksss! Me internet pala ang hinayupak na ito sa house nya. Bongga !!! Para silang ant na nagku-kurom sa living room.
I'm not naman taking it against them kasi nga ganun talaga kaming magkakaibigan. Nag-aasaran. Iniisip ko nga kung nag-blushed ba ako? Hmm parang di naman yata.
Then nung kami na lang dalawa, Alma told me that I could have posted more articles that fits me.
Yung Lovielly daw na fighter.
Yung malalim kausap.
Yung parating may sense.
Binatukan ko ng mahina si Alma at sabay sabing " Hoy bruha, mas malalim ako ngayun kesa noon kasi andami ko ng experience. Kaya nga ganyan ang litanya ng blog ko eh, light lang. Di ko na kailangang magpaimpress . Kiber sa kanila. Besides seryoso na kaayo ko sa ubang client arun museryos pa anang butanga nga kalingawan ra nako." I said firmly to her with rolling eyes.
She smiled at me.
"Hala, I just learned from you today friendship. Kaya siguro hindi ako at-ease sa lawschool. I'm always scared to the point na hindi ko na naeenjoy yung studies ko. Dapat sigurong maging light lang talaga." Alma added with a relief in her face.
"You know the greatest failure in life is when you try to please everyone." I said to her.
Maya- maya dumating na si Joana na galing pa sa kusina. Kami naman ni Alma ay nasa likod ng bahay nina Jeneth ( yung pupunta ng Dubai) para magpahangin. Ang init naman kasi sa loob.
"Tawag na tayo ni Joana. Mag ho-host na raw si Witchy." Bulong ni Alma sa akin sabay kindat.
"Loka." Ganti ko naman habang nakangiti. Sabay na kaming pumasok at nakipaglandian sa loob (hehehe)
And so the party begins.

Na-appreciate ko tuloy si Alma.
Nahiya sya for me.
Mahal nya pala ako.
Among my highschool friends, si Alma yung pinakafavorite ni Mommy. She treated her like a daughter. Ako naman, kaibigan lang. But come to think of it we remain good friends up to this moment. Ngayun ko lang talaga naisip at narealized na part pala sya ng life ko.
Ang drama ko ulit, sign of aging! hehehehe aguuyyy kapait.

Before sleeping I decided to post some of my rules in writing. I was actually inspired for helping Alma realized something today. I want to share some of my thoughts sa kanya.
This rules helps me a lot na maging happy.
  1. I have faith not cynicism
  2. I dare to dream
  3. Take off my mind from my readers whoever they are but I expect them to be my friend at heart
  4. I write for joy
  5. Get the reader love witchy as she is and as they turn each page they will know that I'm just a girl
  6. i FORGET politics here and let my real politics shine through
  7. Forget my ego (?)
  8. Always a beginner
  9. Accepts change
  10. I never think that my witchy mind needs altering
  11. Never expect approval from exposing the truth
  12. Use everything
  13. Remembering my teacher in journalism that writing is dangerous if it's any good
  14. Forget critics
  15. Let sex (the body, the physical world) In!
  16. Tell my truth, not the world's
  17. Never forgets to be earth-bound
  18. Remember to be wild
I will always be writing for the child in me. So actually , there are no rules in jotting down my feelings.
Just have fun and be your self.










Mama Mary of Lourdes cried

Featured in my Bestfriend's blog. Click for more details.
Right in front my eyes
I saw her cried a
blood
stained face and hands
becoming round like having an
Edema

I prayed
hard
never asked for anything
I just prayed
my heart warmed
may She touched more lives to change
Back to God

Like the Earth crying with melted ice
She cries with her blood
Reminding the world
to have God's heart
in everything we do

Our main purpose in Samal is to visit her. Miracles are everywhere. It's not only here. Though I must admit that this was my first time to witnessed her crying. I just used to see the same situations on TV. Iba pala if you have witnessed it in person.

Apr 15, 2008

GLOBAL WARMING

/Tagged by my good friend Lex/ We have to make it a big deal nowadays. It is a threat not only to human existence but to our homey earth. Ice Kingdoms of Greenland and polar caps in the arctic are melting endangering the millions of polar bear, whales and other animals that depend on the extremely cold temperatures ./ While my bestfriend visited me in Dacoville I discussed with her some of the techniques in photography. Suddenly Bien interrupted us and asked "Ninang Eves What is global warming?" Honestly that was the time when I think about it seriously. /

I M A G I N E life ending before our eyes. Having no control over it but knowing we can do something about it. The ice sheet's melting is a mystery but its effect is very clear to us. Just this night before my son goes to his bed he told me that he read it from a magazine of Papalolo that the Earth is crying. This is because of our constant negligence./ Now I'm joining this organization. I want to do something to save the world. / We will be planting trees this week !!!/

Global warming is a serious threat that the whole Planet earth is facing. It is no longer a myth but a fact that is becoming more and more evident each passing day. Have you noticed the unpredictable and sudden climate changes? Ho about the excessive heat that most part of the world is now experiencing? It is due to the accumulated greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which is caused by wasted energy, CO2, coal, pollution, etc. Let’s act now, while we can before it’s too late!

Please Join the campaign and let our voices be heard!
I’m tagging everyone to Post this Message on Their Blogs. Please Pass it on!

I signed up to join the Stop Global Warming Virtual March and I encourage you to add your voice as well. Global warming is the most urgent issue of our time and since we are all contributors to global warming pollution we must all be part of the solution. Joining the Virtual March is a first step to joining the movement to demand solutions now.

You can join by visiting: http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/countmein.asp

StopGlobalWarming.org’s mission is to use the strength of numbers to urge our government to address global warming, and urge businesses to start a new industrial revolution of clean energy that reduces our dependence on oil and helps stop global warming.

Together we can make a difference.

I wanna catch the rainbow
Share with you its beauty
To cheer you up when your lonely
I wanna build you an ocean
and give it to you as your own
it will give you serenity
and all the peace you'll be finding

I thank you for giving time
For renewing our friendship
It reminds me the old times
When we still dream together
and trying to make it all come true.

I've been lost
concealed sometimes
kept in darkness
but having you as my best friend
lock my troubles
away



Apr 14, 2008

How to raise a reader


I want my child to love reading because it is basic in learning plus a great contribution to the intelligence of a child. It is not actually a chore. They must have fun in reading.
I do love reading.
My child grows up seeing me and his dad read a lot. Talks about authors in our spare time and also as he becoming more mature, he observes that most of my close-friends are also into reading.
That maybe became one of the contributing factor why he is into reading a lot.
Until now we have reading aloud moments and we truly enjoy that kind of bonding.
In his school, when asked by Teacher Jo to tell a story about their most beautiful memories!~ Bien daw shared his Reading-aloud moment with mom as his most enjoyable memories especially if the book is interesting and interestingly read. He also told his classmate that his mom would changed her voice tone, hums and would also create a sound effects to stimulate his imagination.

Reading to Bien is done as often as I could, making it as a part of my routine as he grows up even when I was still working an eight-hour work in DENR before.
Today, I was lucky to be working at-home as environmental writer here in GenSan and have the time to spend with Bien more. I would just spend an hour or three meeting to know the needs of my clients, work with the report for 3 months, defend it in a Protected Area Board Management here and have their operational permit approved for them. I would still see my son every hour, check his details and improvements and most of all be with him and have fun.
I was able to make reading as a part of his daily routine such as after taking a bath, before naps and at bed time. I would also sit next to him and put him in my lap while reading our favorite stories over and over again. Familiarity breeds reading. Also, I entertain all his questions, review my science and geography subjects ( buti na lang me net) because I don't want to give him wrong answers. In cases where I don't really have any answer to his questions, I will honestly tell him and together we will search the internet to clear the confusions and right away kahit I'm still doing something, iiwanan ko na at sabay na kaming magre-research.
My closeness with him involves a lot of personal touch, I guess this would reinforce that reading is pleasurable.

In my case, I would sometimes come to a point when I would have to choose between reading and sleeping. Ang katakot lang, pag naubos na basa I would have the craving of buying books again. You could imagine how much would I spend.

So what would parents can do to raise a reader?
1. Setting by example. When they see you read will make them realized that reading is
worthwhile;
2. Exposing them to Bookstores
3. Read posters everywhere when the kids are with you
4. Use picture books
5. Talk to the kids and listens to them
6. Talks about books
7. Giving them books and reading treats
8.Let your child reads to you
9. Avoid TV and computer games
10. Maintain a happy relationship with the kids

I never fail to praised Bien for his reading accomplishment. Punishment is not even my choice in disciplining him for slow reading and mistakes. I cheer him up and recognize even the smallest thing he do.

I'm confident in everything because I am not scared to commit mistakes. Who is perfect by the way?
Got this tag from my very good friend Jei.




You Are Confident Sexy




You're one sexy chica, and you know it.

You've got the confidence to strut your stuff...

And approach any man who happens to catch your eye.

You may make a guys run away, but the true men will appreciate your moxie.



Now I'm tagging every girls in my link.
Happy Monday!

Apr 13, 2008

You are a person

You are a person

Be proud

Because you are a child

Then you are a person

When you grow up to become a man

You will still be a person

Each one of us is a person

We have body

Skin to feel

Ears to hear

nose to smell

mouth to taste

To stay alive

we must move our body and have a rest too

we must eat and drink as well

and breathe the air

eliminate our waste

giggles

farts

hiccups

No need to be embarrassed about doing things when we have to

A person does them

To keep us comfortable

Then lets be proud of our body

Sometimes we are unhappy

Angry

Mad

Guilty

Grief

Lonely

Feelin dumb

Humiliated

Rejected

Frightened

Anxious

Frustrated

Defeated

But every person feels it.

We are a person with feelings

Every person sometimes has accidents

Oppssss…spill things

Sniff

Broke it

Bump in to things

Trip over something

So everyone tries to be careful

Even so

Every person has accidents

Sometimes we make wrong choices

Like wrong foods to eat

Dress to wear

People to be with

Wrong things to do

But we learn to think carefully before making another choice

Sometimes we make mistakes

While solving math

Answering exams

Doing things

Playing games

Singing

Dancing

Reading

But we don’t need to feel embarrassed

It is all right

We are a person

But when we commit the same mistakes

And feel sorry about it

And commit it again

And feel sorry about it again

Its not all right

Habitual mistakes is not for person

When you’re a parent

Who forgets to amplify the chatter of your child

Failed to teach them what is right from wrong

Not proud to wear their name

Abortive in giving their needs

Then

How can you say

You a person?

Apr 7, 2008

PrAyInG OuTLoUd

GOD I'M SUCH A SINNER. I NEED YOU TO BE WITH ME. SAVE ME. SAVE ME. I FEEL SO GUILTY FOR DROPPING A FRIEND. GUARD MY HEART. HELP ME CLEAN IT. HELP ME LIVE ACCORDING TO YOUR PLANS. THANK YOU FOR THE ETERNAL LIFE YOU GIVE US. AMEN.

DRESSCODE

I have no problem in dressing up. Be it formal, casual, smart casual, hawaiian, filipiniana, black tie or etc. But I'd prefer wearing the international costume that will cover every race in the whole world. DRESS with love for others.

Enthusiasm

Nowadays I dont have a good perspective and attitude. I was off and always in a bad mood but I have to keep it. Ewyuuu...sometimes, it is a terrible responsibility to be a human barometer. I can not just expressed how I feel fearing that my child could see me in my bad days. This will surely affect him. I dont want Bien's behavior to mirror mine.
This afternoon I bought some food in a wet market with Bien in Toril. The money in my pocket is only enough for our needs. I forgot to bring an extra money for Bien's jollibee yummy mania. He ended up eating in a small and clean bakeshop. Inside only one chair is available. It means Bien would be sharing his chair with me. Not that I mind it but a certain boy of his age offered him his chair. In his usual reaction Bien would open his mouth and his eyes widely as if na-shock gyud sya'g maayo to what is happening around him. Then he covered his mouth with his right hand turns to me and whispers " Mom the kid is soo nicee...." I smiled at him. The prettiest smile a mom could ever give to his child. Bien approached the child. "Mabait kang bata ahh.... from now on pare na kita. I am Bien. Yours?"
"Junjun" the boy replied smiling timidly.
His Dad looks at me this time sharing a sit with the boy then he smiled to me sweetly (hehehee jowwkkk lang. Makipag flirt ba? )
It is in this moment when I see my son sharing good deeds hat I feel energized. I go home with a renewed sense of purpose and joy. Joining Bien in his enthusiasm.
It is a miracle that I feel better now.
He had the power to change my behavior all along. He brightens up my outlook. Tama nga si Ralph Waldo Emerson when he wrote these words: Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. It hits me today. Really hits me.

Oo nga makasalanan din ako. Masyado yata akong nagmagaling para i-condemn ka Nancy. Pasensya na sa mga masasakit na salitang nabitawan ko. I have no right at all pero nasaktan kita. I am now trying to understand you.
Napakaimpulsive kong tao. Kaya yan tuloy .... I'm tearing you to pieces.
Be happy Nance.... me reason naman talaga lahat.
In time, maiintindihan ko rin.

Apr 5, 2008

Can't help this feeling

My officemate before emailed me something . She said that in times when I feel like hating someone I must pray to borrow God’s heart so that I could easily forget the grudges I have against Nancy.
Darn… she’s right.
It is comical to think that this woman who teared my heart once upon a time became my emotional comforter today. Through her I learned to accept failures although it was so painful. Naging matured yata ako dahil sa kanya. I learned to pause, plan things out and control my emotions then fight back when the timing is right. Siya 'yung taong dumating sa life ko who teaches me to become sensitive sa mga taong nakapaligid sa akin. Even if she was rude, she became part of me na ayokong kalimutan.

This is the time in my life where I could really say that I am surrounded with wonderful people who are ready to be there to uplift me anytime I needed it. Enough to be thankful.

To you woman who spend time emailing me your thoughts...thank you for reminding me of God's love.

Time will heal our wounds.
Pero share ko lang na kami ni Nancy as for the moment malabo munang maging friends ulit. Sabi nga ni Bes Evelyn nagwa-wander pa ang soul ni Nancy. Siguro she is only trying to find her own happiness na hindi nya nakikita sa kanyang dalawang anak, sa asawang iniwan at sa lalaking kinasama ng kung ilang taon na tingin ko naman ay minahal siyang talaga para lang dito sa bagong apple of her eyes. I could see how happy she is ngayun though that happiness saddened me. Si $$ pala ang bagong guy. Galing sa bansang banyaga na iba ang kultura at pag-uugali kumpara sa atin. Hayyy naku… para ngang sinaksak ang puso ko when I knew that Nancy is very much willing to be the mother of $$’s children na alam ko naming hindi nya ginawa sa kanyang sariling dugo at laman. Ewan ... she just lost her credibility to me. As in zerong-zero na.

I was thinking kasi na kung iniwan nya na lang ang dalawa nyang anak na puro babae sa tumatanda na niyang ina how can she dare herself na maging ina ng mga anak ng bago nyang pag-ibig?
Kaloka!!!! (Nangingi-alam ako. ..)
Masyado akong apektado sa buhay nya because I treated her like a sister. It pains me realizing how selfish she is. iT PaIns me that is why I am dropping her out of my life.
Hindi naman ako inggit haa pero nalunggkot lang ako kasi me mali. Andaming mali, andaming nasaktan para lang sa punyetang happiness na ‘yan.

I dont wanna comfort you kasi nga baka isipin mo na kahit mali yang ginagawa mo we will still be there for you. Habitual na yan Nancy. It is no longer funny. Me nasasaktan ka ng tao~ pamilya, kaibigan at ang mga anak mo para lang sundin ang kung ano ang gusto mong gawin. Pangatlong ulit na ito ang pagkakaiba lang--- ay yung mga taong involved.

I wanna tell you this na hindi ko nasabi sayo before ka umixet.
Isasampal ko lang sa iyo…
NAPAKASELFISH mong tao.
Stop claiming that your weak because you are not. At eto paaa… mukha kang pera…. patawarin mo ako perooo you need to know this baka lang kasi wala pang me nagsabi sayo nito…
Mukha kang pera.

Alam mo bang masarap hawakan ang perang pinaghirapan mo kumpara dun sa perang binibigay lang sa iyo? Huwag mo sanang hayaang paikutin ka lang ng pera na kanung yan.

There’s a chance to be good again Nancy.

Go home and take care of your two daughters. They are growing up and you are missing each moment. Listen to your kids today so that someday they will come back and listen to you.
This will be my last advice as your good friend.
I hope you will take time to ponder before its too late.

And I just want to confirm na OO galit kami sayo...kaming lahat...ako, si Eves, at si Gladys.


I'm still in Davao taking my vacation with Bien and Tweety Dad.
I miss all my friends here....~~~~sobss~~~
I took a moment today blogging my feelings.
Miss na miss ko na kayong lahat.
When I come back home
I promised to visit all your sites.
Take care ..take caree....