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apat dapat, dapat apat

hayan, na-tag ng sexylicious mamaru

Here’s the rule..

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

1. Four places I go over and over

kitchen – lagi akong nauuhaw kaya lagi akong pumupunta ng kusina to get a glass of water

bathroom – very active ang bladder ko kaya lagi akong nawi-wiwi

our house in batangas – shempre, pamula nung nag-asawa na ako, nami-miss ko ang bahay namin, kaya malimit akong umuwi pag weekend

ninang’s house – eto ang bahay ng kakambal ng mom ko. di ko sya ninang actually, pero nasanay kaming lahat na ninang ang tawag sa kanya. pag wala ako sa bahay namin sa batangas, matic, andito ako

2. Four people who e-mails me regularly

my hubby – kse kalimitan hindi kami sabay ng shift, kaya email email na lang
multiply – madami kse nagpo-post e
bloggers na naka-subscribe ako – esp. yung mga andaming posts in a day
my boss and other officemates – everyday meron… hindi lang isa… hehehe

3. Four of my favorite places to eat?

Cafe Breton – kahit saang branch
Cibo – kahit saang branch din, but i like the one at shang
Mc Do – ewan ko ba, but i really prefer McDo sa Jollibee. i like their burgers better, their fries better, their spag better, ah basta lahat ata.
Bahay namin sa Batangas – lalo na ang luto ni mommy at luto ni yaya!

4. Four places you’d rather be?

Not really I’d rather be siguro, kse I’m happy naman where I am now… places I’d like to go to na lang…

Prague for reasons I can’t explain, I’ve always been fascinated with this place. parang anganda-ganda

different parts of Europe lahat naman ata ng tao eh gusto makapunta dito. meron akong friend na talaga namang ang pangarap namin nung college eh mag-backpacking sa Oyropa… ayun, hanggang ngayon eh pangarap pa rin 🙂

different parts of US of A to visit all my relatives there!

different parts of our own country, esp. those with beaches! naco, mahilig talaga ako sa beach. buti na lang si hubby rin. we enjoyed Palawan together, ang next siguro Bohol. or Camiguin. or Siargao. or Pagudpud… naco the list is endless

5. Four TV shows I could watch over and over.

Gilmore Girls, Friends, Ally McBeal, CSI madami actually. isama mo na ang prisonbreak, heroes, buffy the vampire slayer, party of 5, chuck, grey’s anatomy, sopranos, will&grace at maraming marami pa!

6. Four lucky winners ( of this tag..)

naco, dahil sobrang late ko na sinagutan ito, wala muna akong ita-tag. but feel free to do this tag. just leave a comment here so that i could go and visit yours and read your answers too.

(mamaru, sooper sorry, i actually had this written last weekend pa. kaso nag-hang si pc, at the next day eh nag-upgrade si hubby. ngayon lang ulet naayos ng husay ang pc namin. i miss my visits!)

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sa nanay kong nagliliwaliw sa amerika ngayon at sa tatay kong hindi na makaalis ng bahay dahil kinain na ng mapait na alzheimer’s ang utak…

happy 40th wedding anniversary!

mantakin mo nga namang 40 years na kayo ano? when i was a kid, i always said to myself that when i grow up, i want a marriage just like yours, mom & dad.

a dad that is so quiet, and so giving, and so cool.

and a mom that is so good at handling money (hahaha, tama ba ito ma? eh galit ka nga sa pera eh), the best cook in the world and had the nastiest belt that i’d always tasted (oo na, bad girl ako nung bata, actually hanggang ngayon ata).

dream ko yung set-up nyo. na lahat ng sweldo ni dad ikaw ang nagha-handle mom. andami na ng mga negosyong pinasok nyong mag-asawa. ang pinakanatatandaan ko na nasimulan nyo (dahil siguro dito na ako may malay) eh yung piggery/poulty natin. tapos nag-canteen pa kayo sa isang textile factory. tapos nag-garments. tapos nag-ice plant. ano pa ba ang sumunod dun? hehe, wala na pala. mga sideline sideline na lang.

sino nga ba ang disciplinarian sa inyong dalawa? basta ang alala ko, andaming belt at palo ng tsinelas ang inabot ko from you mom. kay dad, iilan lang. pero grabe, latay talaga. pasensya na kayo kung talaga namang brattinella ang bunso nyo.

but i truly owe everything i am to you. how you brought me up. how you instilled the values and principles you thought i should have. i remember, when i was working as a temp at unilab, one of the senior operators there called me aside and told me that he really liked me (not in a romantic way of course). he kept asking if i had a boyfriend cause he said he wanted to find me one. kse daw i was so grounded. and sobrang galing makisama. hindi raw ako namimili. nakikisama ako sa mga managers, sa mga operators tulad nila at sa mga temp din tulad ko. at ang nasabi ko sa kanya, that was how you raised me.

you both were so giving and so lenient. i hated it when you sent me to pisay then. kse i thought, hinihiwalay nyo ako sa mga friends ko (nung elementary). you kept saying that it was the best school for me. that i wouldn’t have a hard time in college if i graduated from there. i wouldn’t have thought na masaya pala dun. i learned to stand up for what i believed in pagdating ko dun. at natutunan ko na hindi lahat ng bawal ay masama. at hindi lahat ng tama ay maganda. nagkaron ata ako ng sungay dun. probably cause i wasn’t living with you. plus i really got to interact with people from different parts of the country.

i thank you for letting me explore even at an early age. i never had a hard time getting permission for going out. to cabanatuan, when i was a hs freshie. to anywhere actually. kaya siguro ngayon, parang napakalaking adjustment saken na kelangan kong humingi lagi ng permiso sa asawa ko if i wanted to go out. sa inyo kse, walang curfew curfew. as long as you both know where i was going, who i’m going out with, and how i will get home were enough for you.

alala ko pa, nung kolehiyo pa lang ako, natuto nang mag-inom. inimbitahan ko ang mga kaibigan ko sa bahay natin. at ang kapal pa ng mukha ko kse tumawag ako sa yo ma, at sinabing ipagluto mo kami ng pwede naming pulutan. at pagdating namin, aba andami mong inihanda. where in the world could you find a mom as cool as you? na sobrang benya galore ka naman sa mga friends ko. na sa sobrang benya, i kept on wishing that you would go to bed already. baket kamo? eh kse di ako maka-yosi. hahaha.

thank you dad, kse lagi mong sinusundo yung labada ko nung college tuwing friday ng umaga. para pag uuwi ako eh wala na akong bitbit. isipin mong kalimitan ng mga friday ng umagang yun eh wala pa akong tulog galing sa gimik ng thursday night? straight from a gimik, eh kelangan ko nang umuwi ng dorm para ilabas ang big bag ko ng labada.

parang hindi ko kayo nakikitang nag-aaway. mom has a very strong personality at laging tahimik ka lang dad. pero ano ka, pag humirit ka naman, tahimik din ang misis mo di ba? ganyan ata kami ng asawa ko. palagay ko sobrang strong din ng personalidad ko kumpara sa kanya. pero nakahanap ata ako ng katapat ko. sintigas ng bato rin ata ang ulo nya tulad ko. haha.

i used to love it pag inaasar naming magkakapatid si mom. kse feeling ko, hindi nya natumbasan ang sense of humor mo dad.

and i thank you dad for always reminding us that family comes first. alala mo when i was in hs and i had no ride for my prom (o grad ball ba yun?)? you told kuya keats to drive me to i forgot na where we had it. somewhere in qc rin ata. and kuya refused kse may lakad na sya with his brods. anong sinabi mo? unahin mo ang pamilya. may nagawa ba ang kuya ko? shempre, ano pa eh di ihatid ako.

dream ko ata talaga how you guys were to me and my brothers. yung mapagbigay. masayahin. sobrang parang kaibigan lang. pero alam ang linya kung kelan mom & dad naman dapat ang trato namin. even if you haven’t given us the best that money could buy (kse hindi naman marami ang pera natin), you’ve given us the best that you could.

nakakailan na ba kami ni antuken ko? almost 7 months pa lang.compared to your 40 years, susko, andami pa naming bigas na kakainin. and i’m sure you’ll be there to guide me too.

nawa’y umabot kayo sa golden anniversary nyo (kami rin ni antuken ko, hehe)!!!

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i’m on night shift this week. i started my day cooking breakfast. nothing extravagant. just fried some beef tapa. then watched a few olympics. i told hubby i wanted to watch my sassy girl (the american version). he asked me what it was about and i couldn’t exactly tell him. didn’t wanna spoil the ending. i just told him it’s a romantic-comedy. he couldn’t join me (although, i think he wanted to, cause his crush was starring in it — elisha cuthbert) because of his work so i went and watched alone (i really wanted to see this because i loved the original! one of my all-time faves, actually) 

even if i didn’t understand a word of korean, i still liked the korean version better. I guess Jun Ji-hyun (not sure if I remember her name right) was feistier and funnier than elisha was. plus the lead actor (whose name escapes me right now) in the original version was way funnier than jesse bradford was. there were little comedic scenes in the english version as compared to the original. plus the scenes of jun ji-hyun’s imaginative stories are better in the korean/original version.

i would’ve loved to read the book also. but i don’t know how to read korean. hehe. i wonder if it has an english version too? hmmn.

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went out last friday to celebrate my friend’s birthday. it’s been a while since my friends and i went out (the last time i saw redj was during my wedding, and glenn, i think about 2 years ago) and i really had a blast. when da mentioned that we go out to celebrate rhods’ birthday, i was kinda hesitant. i already made plans with my k-batches ruth & bel for a mani-pedi date days ahead. but since it’s been awhile since i’ve seen redj, i told da i’d get hubby’s permission first (he doesn’t want it if i sleep-over in someone else’s house). and when he agreed, and after i texted bel and ruth about rhods’ birthday, i happily told da to push through with the arrangements.

we went to grilla kalayaan (stopped over at national bookstore at powerplant first, and was soooo tempted to buy the latest marian keyes title). and it was way too late (after 2 buckets of sanmig light) when we learned that they were serving what they called “below zero” beer. what’s below zero? well, a bottle of a perfectly ice cold beer’s what it is. i promised hubby i wouldn’t drink that night. but because of their urging, i gave in and had a couple. a few minutes after rhods & i arrived, i remembered that we used to hate the place (service is soooo slow and the waiters are always out of sight! plus we kept on following up our orders!). but redj wanted a bar that was a little secluded (instead of the usual ortigas/makati (greenbelt) joints that we used to frequent) and so the decision to go to grilla.

it was great to see glenn and redj again! plus, glenn was extra generous that night and shouldered the bill ( i guess he was making up for forgetting the biscuits that he promised, hehe).

i guess our table was one of the loudest ones esp. when da was doing her usual funny antics again (which is what we sooo love about her, a gimik with her is definitely not dull).

rhods, da, redj and glenn —- when are we going to do it again? hehe

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i got word from the store where i bought my monitor. it seems that the 3-week waiting period would be extended. according to them, samsung told them that they were still awaiting some parts before samsung could fix my monitor. waaahhh. and the worse part? they wouldn’t give a timeline on how long the wait could be. darn.

(p.s. da, nosebleed ito, pinuna mo kse na laging tagalog ang entries ko eh, hehe)

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