May 31, 2008

Featured dad

I don't usually say goodnight to him because I always believed that we will be spending greatnights for the rest of our lives and being a mile apart is only a matter of time.
Just like Princess Cinderella, this witch has found her prince! ~ Spop~

Just harvested the tag from my Kumareng Lira. She's always been my bloggerfriend since I Have started her. I do thank here from the heart for always spending time reading~ as in reading my thoughts~ I am so lucky to have you Mare. (O, kornihan na pud na sya ayy~)

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May 29, 2008

The water gets excited as it splashes

The wind gets mad as it blows

The river passes flows peacefully to the sea

The earth plays in its summer rain

They warn me with your name

I miss you Dad!

May 27, 2008

Witch Yoo Hee

Just now~
I love watching trees being swayed gently by the wind
Shampooing my dog named coffee
Playing the hamsters with Bien and Maxine
Watching the love birds kissing
Reading books showered with a funny-romantic-story context
Watching Thailand's horror and pulse-pounding movies
Staying inside my dark room
Wanting to be alone
Just feeling lonely
being with my self again
when I turned on the television
which I have not done for a long time
I'm grinning with this Korean soap-opera
Witch Yoo-Hee.
I will be catching a DvD copy of this one~
Before shutting down my PC
expect me smiling
with a heart shining
so brightly


Witch Amusement


As the director of her father's advertising company, Ma Yoo Hee (Han Ga In) is known as a witch for her ruthless, no nonsense character. After a string of failed attempts to hire a housekeeper, she (literally) runs into Chae Moo Ryong (Jae Hee), ex-medical student turned aspiring chef. As a way to work off his debt for crashing into her car, he agrees to become her housekeeper and personal love affairs coach for one month. Gladly, he gives her a makeover that attracts both her old friend Johnny Kruger (Dennis Oh) and her first love Joon Ha (Kim Jeong Hoon). Despite having a girlfriend, Sung Mi (Jun Hye Bin), Moo Ryong eventually finds himself falling for Yoo Hee.


Nineteen (19) years after our highschool graduation we’ve all changed from a carrot teenagers we used to be from a matured grown ups we are now but for me it is the memories of our highschool days that brings us back from the time when the future didn’t appear important to us.

Life presents us with so many possibilities. So many different roads to travel. The ones we take could probably changed our lives forever. For better or for worse, but now I’ve realized that the future is not really important us we think, for the past actually defined us and makes us what we are.

Life presents us with so many choices. Choices that are now leading us. But sometimes we know what’s the right one but we decide not to make it. Maybe KARMA is right. If we had made the right choice from the beginning everything would have been different. Maybe twinkle would be spared from great pain. Of course I couldn’t tell her story. In respect and love for her.I’m not blaming anybody here~Sighed~ forget it..~

I learned from her to always choose the right path from the very beginning. I just hope that I can see my purpose in life. Would it be not in the future or in the past but in the present. We have to learn to choose the right path. I just hope I can see mine in time. But you know if we failed, we can always start again. We should forget all about bad things in the past.


About D’Varcadaz 17 (our group's name~ composed of the most popular girls in the campus if not at all time at least in our own time).

We are all 17 in our barkada during highschool. Together we always celebrate our monthsary. Renting a car and going out the city as a group. We really don’t care the danger it brings and we don’t even care going out even without our parent’s permission. I was once grounded for this but it didn’t stop me from joining the celebration monthly for the entire years of my highschool. The intensity of my friendship with them at that time was soaring high.

When we got in to college, we’ve started molding lives in to our own choices. Until, we slowly forget the ecstasy we’ve known once.

In Twinkle’s funeral, it’s actually like a reunion. In her death, she was able to bridge our gap. Believe me, right now we are communicating, The sixteen who remains. Some works and live abroad, some are in other parts of this country, some stayed in GenSan like me but the power of technology made it possible for us to keep in touch.

_this is not a witcylike talkings. I've been sentimental lately. My bestfriend Eves told me that it is actually sign of aging. Ohhh myyy!!! Cant help it.. ehehe~

May 25, 2008

Thinking more about the witch

I have been asking Kumareng Lira to actually tag me and she did! Thanks Mare...

Participants: Tere-Blessing in Life 2.Yen- Me and Mine 3.Aggie - Pink and Brown Diaries. 4. Mich - Random Thoughts 5. Vannie - FunFierceFab 6. Jane - My Charmed Life. 7. Abie – Women Xplore 8. Jody - In This Game of Life 9. Eds – Just Me. 10. something purple 11.vanity kit 12. em's detour 13. mind bubbles 14. In Demand Opinions 15. Sweet Lullaby 16. MJ's Hurrah17. Buzzing Around 18. Tasteful Voyage 19. A Mom's Note 20. The WiTch

Tagging along : Clumsy Rugged, Bes, Jei, and Joan

1. What do you want for your birthday?
DVD Music collection of Donna Cruz.

2. Who will be your next kiss?

3. When was the last time you went to the mall?
Today. I bought a new book from Sophie Kinsella and Neil Gaiman

4. Are you wearing socks right now?
I wear socks every hour even when at home.

5. How did you spend your summer?

6. Have you been to the cinema in the last 5 days?
As in together with the kids. We've just watched The Iron Man.

7. What was the last thing you had to drink?

8. What are you wearing right now?
The typical witchywears ~

9. What was your last purchase?
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella and Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Actually I have not yet finished reading the books I bought the other day. Haysss.. this is my bookmonth! have enough time to read!

10. What was the last food you ate?
Oats.... plenty of oatmeals.

11. Who would be the person you would call if you were up in the middle of the night and
couldn’t sleep?
I'm used to it already. I will just read or chat with my own nocturnal specie friend like Gladys and Alma.

12. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?

13. Do you have a pet?
Plenty! Our house is like a mini-zoo!!!

14. What made you laugh in the last 5 days?
Sophie Kinsella's book (The undomesticated Goddess)

15. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
Home with my family.

16. What is the last thing you purchased online?
I have not tried purchasing online. I'm so curious. Paano ba yun?

17. One thing you hate about yourself?
Shallow Hall. Guess... (smiles)

18. Do you miss anyone?
My Tweety Dad.

19. What are your plans for the day?
Workin' on my backjob and reading books

20. Last person you msg’d?

21. Ever went to a camp?
Elementary days during girlscout camping

22. Are you a good student in school?
I hope..... But I can afford to take special exams if it means sacrificing my
Xena the Warrior Princess, Ally Mcbeal and Coney Reyes on Cam rituals.

23. What do you know about the (your) future?
I always believe that it is bright and it starts to shine on me right now.

24. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
Apple scent

25. Where is/are your best friend/s right now?
She is back in Davao!

May 24, 2008

For keepin'

I'm keeping everything that reminds me of them like the pictures I posted below.
The memories of our last get-together as a group. We have celebrated our graduation for an overnight beach party! I could still remember all the fun we had! 'wish to bring it back now... (though I am currently chatting here with Joan and Eves) (From right: Maricel,Eves,Witchy,Judith,Joel, and Joan~wowlegs~)

From Amy Evans:
Imagine yourself as an artist...painting the scenes of your life. Right now your canvas may look gray and drab, but you have power to change it. The colors lie before you-- in all of the special strengths that make you "you". You can make your life what you want it to be.

We are dreamers then. Full of hope, full of energy. Di pa rin nababawasan yung hope until now. And our urge to dream for more still continues... I just wish that oneday,magawa ulit natin ang ganitong outing ng buo. I miss you all guys.
By the way, Joan and Eves, I have to sleep now. My eyes could no longer afford to join our YMconference. Huhuuummmm......
I love you guys! Muwahhh.....

Aye! Wait...
Ang liliit naman ng mga friends ko!
harharhar~~ dinabale... cute man sad!

May 23, 2008

Shocks... ang sexy!

Kanina I was with my Mom, Bien, and Igiboy kumakain sa McDo.
Wow! Me babaeng dumaan. Sexy ng wetpu! Amporma ng body. Nakuuu... napa-isip tuloy ako na kung pumayat payat pa ako ng mga 15 kilos ganyan din ako kasexy! Nakksss...
I was always telling pa naman my self na bad ang mainggit! Pewoo I can't heelllp it.... ka-body structure ko talaga yung gurl..... sigurado my body would be like her kung pumayat-payat pa ako...
Kaya yung naorder kung food sa McDFo, si Mom na ang kumain.
I also realized na medyo two weeks na akong di nagda-diet. Buti na lang nangyari to ngayun. It remind me tuloy of my weight- goal. I have to lost 15 kilos!!!!
Kelangan... kelangan talaga para maiwasang magkadayabetes. Nasa lahi pa naman namin.
Syempre palusot ko lang yan pero ang totoo talaga I wanna be curvyleysus in my own eyes.
Ambabaw naman ng pananaw ko! Sheyt na malagkit~ tumatanda na kasi kaya pilit nagpapabata. hehehe

Books vs. Movies

I found the title in one of the site I’m surfing just now while doing my research for my backjob project (~sobs~).
Life is like that, you have the chance to correct mistakes you have done in the past- I mean you can’t go back and edit it but it’s never too late to change the wrong path you have chosen ~reaction on backjob~


Having my eyes looking at this site made me smile! Hmmm.... Books vs. Movies.
I find books more complete and satisfying. It's like all my senses are working to the fullest when reading. In watching movies, I just let my self be swept away by the visuals, sound effects, cinematography and the awesome performance of the characters. I usually read first before watching the movie version of the book ~ at the end, I get satisfied because I am always convinced that reading is more fulfilling than just watching. I get the feelings of being lost inside the skin of another person or I would imagine that I was the one who has been portraying the favorite character of my readings. I’m inside the book in short. In movie watching? I’m just there watching from the outside always trying to get inside.
But I love movies esp if it’s british films, korean and now Japanese movies!
It’s just that when comparing, books would be my number one.

My latest reads is about Beauty by Robin Mackinley. It is a re-telling story of Beauty and the Beast (My favorite fairytale ever in my life and that includes its themesong ha? (~Remembering the first time I was kissed by a guy~ giggles!!! -kaigat unsaun na lang~). The story is super closed to the version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. A bookish girl with a chilly horse, mysterious beast and enchanting castle that has a startling library. Can you imagine me dropping my favorite fairytale movie for one? Nahhhh…. Yes, I’m dropping it. I usually don’t drop stuff so easy but this one got me!

May 21, 2008


Last Saturday my friend from Davao paid a visit here in GenSan. sweet!!!!She stayed with us for one night and a day. Parang di naman yata kami nag sleep ni Connie. We keep on talking about anything under the dark sky. I miss her everything~ including our community works in Mt. Matutum, staying and living with the B'laan people there for almost every month, our working chemistry and the exotic foods we ate in the field. Most of all her friendship. Sometimes ang sarap sarap balikan ng past. Even the pains you have encountered. Kami ni Connie, we have plenty of painful experiences while working in DENR. Painful dahil masasama ang puso ng ibang kasamahan namin but I love the job. My's a wonderful job. Imagine, artist kami dun! We have our ways of doing things na wala ang iba. We do video documentations and any documentary write-ups for the project. We also facilitate trainings, workshops and any information education campaign stuff dun mismo sa field. Imagine traveling in Southern Mindanao from the top of Mt. Matutum and under the waters of Sarangani Bay for 6 years? As in under the water ha? We do the diving, the underwater assessment and a lot more. Sometimes availing workshop pa for free in animation, photography, video editing leadership seminars and a lot of environmental chuva.
Connie is a very patient person. She can keep her bad moods. Smiles even hurting inside. And she stayed with me ~right or wrong~.
I could still imagine how she cried when I resigned. She was not prepared for it. It also broke my heart but you see, everything happens for a reason. We are more happier now. God arranged everything for us. We may not be workin' together now but our friendship remains.
I intend to keep it for the rest of my life.
Thank you sa lovebirds Connie. Nangitlog na pala sila~~eeeeee!!!!!

Mother's Day

It's a late posting for a mom's day ......( bird's chirpin').

I was busy drinking my San Mig light beer while my mom was baking some cake for us using the oven I just bought for her as a mother's day gift. ( She bought me the beer because that's what I usually drink during the first day of my bloodmonth. I dunno if it is effective but it is just it! ~ ~) I continue gazing at her. Studying her every moves and appreciating everything she does for us.
I'm no longer in my teenage years but I always feel like one. I guess that's one secret of being happy.
A week before mother's day, I heard my mom telling her friends that if there's something she loves in me, it was when she saw me playing with kids, dancing,singing and sometimes fighting with them. "Hay naku... yang si Love-love, nakikipag agawan pa sa mga bata yan.. minsan me tupak talaga but when it comes to disciplining, dyan sya magaling. Tingnan mo naman Mare, pag nag-a-out of town yan, di complete ang day ng mga kids." That was the words I've heard from her. Na-touched baya ako. I stayed away from them so that they will not feel my presence. I have no plans pa naman of buying a gift for her. But hearing those words? I couldn't help it anymore. I just realized now that it was the first mother's day gift I gave her. Ewwww.... bad meee...


May 19, 2008

Gladys found her heart in China

Naturally I learn more about Gladys through journaling, partying and making love together in our passion for poetries, travels, arts and movies. She's not into books though but whenever she travels, she got plenty of books for me. It was last month when she just have her travel in China and in Hongkong. Last night she told me about her convenient travel in China even if it was decided abruptly. She didn't even have any idea where to stay considering her financial budget. She was so happy to have discovered the that did all the wonders for her trip. The funniest thing she did in China was when she got her "virgin eyebrows" fixed by professionals. I was giggling actually when she came back home last week and told me that she got Halle Berry's eyebrow now. ahahahahaha

It was finally in Beijing when she bought me a book entitled The Return of the Soul by Tang Hsien-tsu (1550-1616). She then again let do the booking for her. All information she needed was there.
She also told me how she gets highly excited the first time she laid her left foot in
Shanghai Art Museum located at Nanjing Road West. It was an amazing experience for her to be able to witness how the chinese artists still continue the traditional techniques of using oil, ink, and watercolor in their painting. It doesn't bother her anymore where to stay after doing an art walk in china. She just paid a click to Just a few steps, she decided to shop some goods for her boutique in General Santos City. Then, she hailed the shopping Paradise and the Oriental Paris in Shanghai. The place provided her an indispensable part of Shanghai's tourism industry. Nanjing road, one of the streets in that place that enjoys the reputation of No. 1 Commercial Street in China. It was also in that road where she met the new love of her life. It is now time to give her self a break and according to her this time she just knew that this is the man she will be going to live with for the rest of her life.
The two of them went to Hongkong. It was in a warm atmosphere and friendly staff along with comfortable amenities that makes her feed a good second home plus the fact that her heart is now beating normally with this guy she love the first time she laid eyes on him. The man was also a traveler. In fact he was also aware of when Gladys tried to introduced to him the site.
When she came back home, the guy was with him. I was not surprised at all. I am already convinced how lovely and attractive this friend of mine is. The guy is simple and elegant. He was also very quite and easy to be with. They're match... actually!
I hope Gladys would finally have a happy life with him. She went to China with a broken heart and goes back home with a new one.

May 15, 2008

Meet my Gladys

She's a friend way back college but our first encounter was not nice at all.
How could you not notice her?
She's really a flirt.
She talks english eloquently.
She shouts like an ayala girl wannabe.
She acts like a Kris Aquino-trying hard.
She hangs out with all the charming guys in the campus though she's not my idea of being beautiful.
I've noticed her in the first weeks of my schooling in Holy Cross of Davao until one day she talks to me with a bunch of flirty girlfriends around her. She ( was a totally disgusting woman). She could not afford to walk alone, always with the whole freak entourage with her.
Gladys: "Miss I'm looking for Lovielly P. Patricio. She might be your classmate. You know her?"
I was alone in my table, eating palabok and drinking my coffee when she approached me. I swear that I played deaf and blind at that time. I continued sipping my coffee and eating my food.
Gladys: "Maldita man ka oi." Then she walk away from me and never tried approaching me again ( hehehe what a witch).
In one of my father's visit, we were having an afternoon lunch together with Gerald ( My friend and Apple's BF. Apple is also a close friend from highschool). Si Gerald close sa father ko because ang Papa n'ya ay ku-buddy ni Papa sa pagiging sabungero. That time, di pa uso ang ATM, Smart padala o kung anu pang means of sending money in a minute. So we were having lunch kasama si Gerald basically para i-abot ng Papa ang weekly allowance na padala ng Papa nya sa kanya. After our luch, umalis ang Papa ko kasi me meeting yata so I waS with Gerald alone. We were actually talking about Apples when Gladys came in the picture. She was so angry as in na para bang she wanna eat me then. ISKANDALOSA pa sya. It's one of her trait na until now di pa rin nawawala.

Gladys: "You have been bitching me unya boyfriend snatcher ra diay ka! Di ra ba gyud ka gwapa, dako ra ka ug totoy apil lubot!" ( Your bitching me and yet your snatching my BF. Your not beautiful! You only got that big boobs and but!)
She said that to me drastically with out even caring about other people watching us already in Mandarin restaurant.
I just get my book from my school bag and tried to read it. That was my way of ignoring her but she get a chair and sit with us. Obviously galit pa rin. I can still remember kung pano manlisik ang mga mata ni Gladys sa akin.
Gerald: "What's with you Gladys? She's Lovielly. Taga GenSan gyapun." (Like us, She's from GenSan also). Explained pa ni Gerald while keeping his calm.
Gladys: "Yeah! She's your latest toy!" (She uttered raising her eyebrows and ohh my... her breathing could almost explode sa kaka-control ng inis nya sa akin.) I just hate her
dialogue.Masyadong copied.. ewwww.

Lovielly: "O V E R !" I said to her while closing the book I was reading kuno.
"Living thing baya ko. I'm not a toy." ( I can't help it but I was really smiling. I wanna laugh hard as in ... or I was really laughing hard na man tingali?)

I couldn't hate her that moment the way I do the first time I saw Gladys loitering in our school campus. Somehow Gerald told me nga fling ra niya ang girl while we were having lunch that afternoon. It was Gladys who courted Gerald and even asked or beg him to consider her as his number two. Davao-based girlfriend. He showed me their pictures during our lunch but in return I must keep the information from Apples.

Lovielly: "Gladys Sobremonte, number two~ behave... Please!" I said to her.
Gladys: "Hell, how'd u know about that number two."
Lovielly: "I just knew. Gusto mo hulaan kita?"
Then we became friends. Good friends until she graduated that year and landed a job in GenSan while I continued studying in HCDC and having new set of friends. Mostly behave ( Joan), weirder(Joel),funny(Janet, Judith,Jaya,Maricel, Nandy), goodhearted (Eves), and all of them are good grades earner.
I've worked and got a family, lived in Davao and we remain friends.
Until now that I've transfer here in Gensan, she became not only a good friend but also my therapist.She can easily turn the bad events in my life in to a comedy.
I love the woman in her. She maybe still flirting up to now but it was from her that I have learned how to be beautiful.

Ito yung eksena na di ko pwedeng kalimutan:

Noel: " Gladys tambok na kaayo ka. Di na ka gwapa. ( Your so fat Gladys.No longer beautiful!)
I feel bad hearing those words. I wanna slap the guy for telling her that. Pero Gladys was not affected at all. She is so confident no matter what would people think about her.

Gladys: "Paghilum dinha Noel.(Shut up, Noel) Problema mo na yan.(Your problem, not mine) It was not my fault when I see the most beautiful girl in the whole universe whenever I watched my self in the mirror. Gwapa gyud ka Gladysss….. mamublema gyud ang mga laki nimo kay di sila katilaw nimo. Mamatay na lang sila ug huna-huna kanus-a ko nila matilawan! (You are beautiful Gladys! Guys would actually get crazy on you. They will even die without tasting how yummy you aree!)

She was telling him that by heart actually. While listening to her I was also convinced that she was beautiful. Up to now whenever I see her, she really is beautiful. It was her confidence that makes her shine among other women.

May 11, 2008

One sunday morning

Bonding session for Darwin and his two daughters~ Le-an and Maxine. The father is busy making an instrument for fish-catching.

Of course the scene will never be complete without Le-an's objection to use the gear first. Maxine only ignores her. She plays deaf and blind. But.... knowing Le-an, no one could ever stop her from doing things just to get what she wants. She cried out lOuD!!!
Until my brother decided to make another one for her to end the chaotic scene she was creating. ~Mom said Witchy is like her when she was younger~ and my!! Look at the way she poses...
She even find her father too slow in doing her gear. Though she was already contented but as you can see, she can no longer wait !!!

On the other side, Igiboy is serious in taking the fish to sleep. He bathed it first and put it in a small blanket. ( Of course the fish is already dead) Suddenly, our neighbor popped-out the wall looking for my Mom. He is giving us a puppy!

Gina, our care-taker got the dog and handed it to Bien and LJ. The two were actually busy reading while the other cousins were fishing. Now that the puppy is with them, they're kinda busy thinking for a remarkable name for the new baby dog.

What a wonderful sunday!
Happy Mother's day to all!

The kind of animal I am

This is taken from Lira's tag.
Sometimes the witch don't really follow instructions. (Spank me, Mare!)
But I enjoyed reading the tag actually.
Ayaw ka-offend Mareng Lira ha? Unethical baya ko usahay. But I can change this anytime basta musulti lang ka, promisee...

What kind of animal I am?

I was born on April 21
so a SLUG I am
A slug is :
Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek your company and look forward to include you for all get-together's. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then!

Jei and Bes? Do you know me as a slug?

May 10, 2008

More About Witchy

First I would like to say sorry Mareng Lira for not complying with this tag kaagad.
Mare ayaw ug kasuko gyud ha? I am always thankful that you have visited me everyday. Your friendship is one in a million!

*****Start tag*****

What time do you usually wake up?
Actually 3-4 am. Para akong manok, kunti lang ang tulog ko talaga.

What’s the first thing you do?
Picking up the latest book I'm reading. It sleep with me actually.

American breakfast

Do you go to work/school?
Both. I meet with clients. Visit the project sites. Interview the people concerning my project and send my son to school.

Do you like it?
I enjoy everything I have now.

If you stay at home, what do you do all day?
I read books, play with kids, bakes, work on my PC, answering phonecalls, and surfing the net

When’s lunch and what are you eating?
Mostly vegetarian food

What time do you get home from work/school?
I spend four hours working outside. Sometimes I get home during lunchtime or dinner time.

What do you do?
Errr....when I'm not holding any books or I'm not working, I bring kids at the mall or we buy books and toys together.

Dinner: When and what?
Always before 6 pm. When my husband is not here... I only eat oatmeals or veggies. When he is around, we eat the best food in town.

What do you do to unwind?
I visit my friend Gladys. Then she will tell me everything about our other friends. Busog na ako sa tsismis tapos up-to-date pa sa latest bizzz. And tell you, for years of being friends, lahat ng sinasabi nyan, totoo! Ewan ko ba, di pa nagkakamali sa tsismis ang hitad!

What’s your favorite part of the day?

Who’s your favorite person to interact with?
Bes, Joan,Lae,Lex,My family, my friends here in GenSan,Lira and all my blogger friends. I also enjoy Ghee's blog and TK!!!!

When’s bedtime?
actually around 1-2 AM

Who’s bedtime with?
Alone.... Bien is having his own room. Daddybabe is in the other city.

*****End tag*****
Now I wanna know more about Joan, Bes, Lae, Hopefully Lex (if dili sya busy) and Jayveee!!!

About Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Witchy’s Rating: The best!!!
Illustrated By: Mary Grandpré
Release Date: 07/21/2007 ( I took the reservation slip and paid half of the price last December 2006. The book laid my hand on that worldwide release date. )
Genre: Fiction - Fantasy
Price: P1,450.00
Publisher's Recommended Reading Level: 10-14
Read Aloud: 12
Read Alone: 12

What I need to know as parent

I couldn’t say that it is a violent book even when death occurs in almost every chapter. Although suspense, misery, and pain seep much of the story, younger readers will realized that at the end evil can not achieve something but would make the principal characters (all the good ones) physically powerful and emotionally resilient especially Ron Weasley. Fighting an uncontaminated evil involves adversity, sacrifice, and bereavement that would make the story more truthful.

My son is only six years old when he started reading the first and second series of the Harry Potter Books. He became a booklover even more and continues to be a Potterfan because he is determined to finish the book from story one to seven. In his Potter-appetite, it feels good to finally complete the Harry Potter books collection.

The author is admirable mostly for her merciless dedication to create one of the great fantasy epics of all time. She just brought back children's books into the mainstream of popular media and culture.

Very Magical, isn’t it?

Harry Potter is successful because of a splendid story JK Rowling has in it.
Book seven is all about friendship, love, loyalty, family, and self-discovery.

On self-discovery

Ron Weasley's improved character is promising. He became more serious and dedicated. And to the most, he learns how to be confident and witty. He never ends up as a second best here. In fact I could say that he is a hero together with Hermione and the rest of Dumbledore's army.

It is all about loving and sacrificing. Sometimes we need to sacrifice even the most important thing to us in order to save the one we truly love and adore. Or sometimes we are doing it for the greater good even if it means ending our own life. (Writing this help me remember how
the elf died in saving Harry and his company in a sure-death scene when Bellatrix is about to kill them. It is also painful for me to retain in my memory how Harry Potter beg Dobby not to die but then, Dobby has to go.)

I honestly cried when Harry is digging Dobby’s grave alone. Imagine having done it with spade and without magic? For Harry, every drop of his sweat and every blister felt like a gift to the elf who saved their lives.
I don’t wanna think that this story is only a hype. I love this so much because this made my son appreciate reading even more.

From The Book

“So the boy……the boy must die?" Asked Snape quite calmly.

“And Voldemort himself must do it, Severus.” "That is essential.”

Another long silence. Then Snape said “ I thought … all these years… that we were protecting him for her. For Lily."

“We have protected him because it has been essential to teach him, to raise him, to let him try his strength,” said Dumbledore, his eyes still tight shut. “Meanwhile, the connection between them grows even stronger, a parasitic growth: Sometimes I have thought he suspect it himself. If I know him, he will have arranged matters so that when he does set out to meet his death , it will truly mean the end of Voldemort.” Dumbledore opened his eyes. Snape looked horrified.

“You have kept him alive so that he can die at the right moment?”

“Don’t be shocked, Severus. How many men and women have you watched die?”
“Lately only those whom I can not save,” Said Snape. He stood up. “You have used me.”


“I have spied for you and lied for you. Put my self in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Liliy Potter’s son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter-“

“But this is touching Severus. Said Dumbledore seriously. “ Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?”

“For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!”

From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe: She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.

“After all this time?”

“Always,” said Snape

Snape is a wonderful person. I realized that in this book. I even admired the way he had loved Lily. He is pure! His heart is sooo clean!
He made sure that Lily's death will not be in vain. Though he played cruel to Harry, his amazing participation in protecting the son of the woman he loved is a victory, until at the end of his breath Voldemort believed that his loyalty is only for him.

I would like to thank Midas for inspiring me to do this.
She is the one who introduced the site that I keep on visiting nowadays.

Just click if you wanna try. Have fun!!!

May 9, 2008

You will never be replaced

This song was emailed by Bien's Girlfriend Cammille just today.
How cute!
Wala naman pong malisya, maybe they just like each others company.
Pero alam nyo iba na talaga ang mga kids today.


I appreciate the song.
Si Bien nga at si Maxine are familiarizing na the song for our birthday party ke Mommy next week.

May 8, 2008

Meet the kids

Images of my childhood keeps running on my mind today.
I have a good laugh together with Mom and my brothers who keep on insisting that all the kids in our compound took some lovielly-like attitude.
I couldn't believed that I was so naughty then.( hinhin kong 'to?)


My brother took time to look at the pictures of my pamangkins.
Tawa nga s'ya ng tawa kasi nga some of the pictures taken were odd.
When they grow up and would look back at their past me makikita silang pruweba of how they are as a child.
"Yun lang naman ang point ko but it was understood differently.
Ngee... ako tuloy ang tinamaan."
Hamakin mo ako talaga ang itinurong pinagkuhanan ng mga characteristics na 'yun.

Si Lean naman is very proud na kaugali ko siya. She adores me! During school days her mother would always tell her to comb her hair. She will reFused talaga!
and tell her mama na : No way!!! Witchy-witchy baya ko haa.

Maxine is a girly type. Napakacreative na bata. She loves to make stories. Somehow parang ako rin. At young age iniisip na niya to help her family. There's nothing weird about her. She is perfectly normal. Oh wait, she can't stop dancing pag nakakarinig ng 80's na dance groove.

Si Igiboy superclose lang to me kapag wala ng ibang kakampi or kapag he wanted to eat sa Jollibee or Mcdonald. Masarap syang yakapin! Nakakabaliw din when he talks! Masyadong baby-likeeee....

Si LJ kabarkada ko sa sinehan, party, at iba pang kaek-ekan. We don't allow her to go out alone kasi, kaya ako parati ang nagiging tsaperun kapag me outing ang dalagitang ito. Di nila alam na mas ako pa yata yung isip-bata. Nyehehehehe

Si Bien naman mahilig maglaro. Ako 'yung mommy na ka-playmate nya. Kapag inaway nga sya sa school, inaaway ko rin yung kaaway nya. (isip-bata talagaa)
But I can easily make friends ha? Yun nga lang mga isip-bata din. hehehehe


Bien loves to read while waiting for someone (Be it in the mall, restaurant or anywhere). Now, That's me.
LJ dresses like Witchy. She loves stockings and she walks like me.
Bien and Lean love to boat alone. That's onething scary diba? It's not being me. Takot ako sa waterrr..
Mahilig sa Farm. I mean magpose ng magpose kahit sa farm. Nakow nakuha ni Lean ( The girl in the black and white clothing)
Suplada. Mahilig makipag-bangayan. Look, galit sya ke Bien kasi di raw marunong gumamit ng shower. She wanted the boy to use tabo at timba lang pero di pumayag si Bien kasi nauna daw syang magshower. Ayan, nakagalit na naman si Lean.
Unique manamit. Walang pakialam sa sasabihin ng iba. Natutuwa kapag weirdy ang suot. Nyeekkkk ... akin uling ugali~ namana na naman ni Lean.
Natutulog kapag nagbibiyahe kahit saan. The last time na nakatulog ako? Umabot yata ako sa dulo ng Toril. That was the time last month kung saan nagdate kami ni Bes sa Samal Island. Si Dad Erv was already texting Bes kung nasaan na ako kasi di ko nasasagot yung mga calls nya. Tulog nga ako sabi. Buti na lang mabait yung taxi driver at ginising ako. Tagal ko kayang nakauwi that time.

Mapagmahal sa hayooop... hehehe. Igiboy took it from me daw according to my Mom. Pero honestly during younger years sadista ako sa mga aso at pusa.

Bagoong, tantanan mo ako

Ang Papa gumawa ng pagkasarap-sarap na bagoong. Iniluto ng Mom today after 6 months na ibinuro. Kaninang umaga pa ako kain ng kain ng kanin! Dyusko!!!!
Self-discipline~ parati kong sinasabi sa aking sarili. Pero ang hirap iwasan ng bagoong!
The hardest part pa naman ay 'yung ang sarap-sarap ng kain mo tapos magi-guilty ka after. Sarap I-vomit kaya lang bad sa health. Tamad pa akong mag-exercise this week.
Tinamad na nga ako, binagoong pa!

May 7, 2008

Hey Jayvee Jude

I'm so lazyy.
I just wanna sleep after studying then watched Sharon Cuneta's old movies.
I can not even afford to go out the house.
Takot yata ako sa water. Ewww...
Actually my new project is very alien to me.
This has something to do with underwater study. Very different from my previous projects. Just like everybody syempre I wanna give my best and learn new things.
The hardest part lang naman talaga is that ang hirap magsuklay ng hair!!!
I'm soo curlyyy....
kaya when I'm online ayaw kong makipag C2C sa mga friends.
Imagine I'm waking up late, magba-brush ng teeth, magkakape, kakain ng oatmeal,maghihilamus,tapos yun na magbababad uli sa room at paninindigang maging bruha ever.
My son would spend time sa Mom ko and to his cousins. Once in a while he would drop by and be with me tapos alis na.
In times like this, I easily get irritated. I can not afford to be distracted.
I'm so grumpy.
but you know what?
Jayvee could make me smile.
My heart can't say no to her.
When she pops-out in my YM and would say
"Hi gang!"
You could imagine that I really am grinning.
Grabee, kaloka talaga minsan si Jayvee.
Anyway gang, this is all I can say for now.
I am complying my girlfriend's request to just blog today.
I love you gang.
I am so glad that despite of my bad-mannered attitude kang Nancy, you remain in my side.
Kaya minsan gang the first time Lae told me that I was kind~ speechless ang witchy~. Parang hindi man oi.
I'm glad to have her as friend. Bahh ang ganda kaya parang artista.
Hey Jude, eto pah, until now napapailing ako sa secret mong ini-reveal to me.
Is it? REALLY?

May 2, 2008

Who is WitchyBoop?

Out of Reach

'just lying in bed today and reading my books while playing this song in my pc over and over again.
The longer I savored its lyrics, the more I get drowned in it.
Not that I don't love my Tweetydad but I just remembered a feelings in my past. ( Looking back, I realized how stupid I was)

Out of Reach

'just lying in bed today and reading my books.
I just let this play in my mp4 over and over.
The longer I savored its lyrics, the more I'm drowning in to it.

May 1, 2008

National Bookstore in GenSan

My life is perfect!
'been dreaming of this for so long.
Pwede ko ng kalimutang me Davao City pala.
(If I could only bring the people I love na nakatira dun here, pwedeng pwede ng kalimutan).

I was having a meeting with the Alcantara's sa Pizza Hut inside KCC Mall when my Mom called me to meet them dun lang sa katabing mall (Gaisano) after my business talk kasi di-neyt nya si Bien at ang pamangkin kong si Leslie. I told them na I would come kay patapos na rin ang aking transaction.
Hinatid ako ng driver ng client ko sa Gaisano at subrang surprised ko talaga when I saw some people constructing the National Bookstore Branch here.
There was a sticky moment between my eyes and the insides of the bookstore. I can't wait to be in on its opening day.
This is honestly one of my dreams. National Bookstore in Gensan way back highschool days.
Now, it came true. Wow!!! As in Wowww na wowwww talaga!
I just have my heart back that I left in Davao.
My Sanctuaryyy.......