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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Back To The Hospital

I had another allergy attack yesterday afternoon, this time my face got all red and my right eyelid started to look bloated. I was really in a panic while on a taxi going to Polymedic Hospital but thankfully after 5 hours of stay in the ER and countless injections I was well enough to be discharged.

I have a new set of medications and my diet is still restricted but on the bright side I'm starting to lose weight.

Monday, November 27, 2006

What A Nightmare

Before going to Policarpio, I passed by the hospital to visit my brother-in-law who is now confined for a broken thigh bone no thanks to playing basketball at their work. He'll be out of work for two months until he recuperate.

You know how hospitals are breeding grounds of various deseases just waiting for its next possible victim. Well I seemed to have acquired an airborne infection that had me itching like mad the entire night and lo and behold, my body was covered with red marks when I woke up in the morning.

I immediately went to a private clinic near our place and was told that it's very common nowadays and made me choose between an injection or plain oral medications to cure my allergic reaction. I was itching all over I immediately blurted I want an injection even if I have getting myself pricked. Good thing it took effect immediately but for 3 days my diet is restricted to just plain bread, a banana or plain rice... huhuhu will I turn into a monkey after a few days?

Christmas Is Here #2 "Policarpio Street"

For the past years, Policarpio Street in Mandayulong City has been gaining a lot of attention for the lavish and beautifully decorated houses in time for the christmas season. I've been meaning to check it out but I never found the time until last Saturday night. With good friend Charity and her sister as guides, I was able to expecience what the buzz was all about.

Santa's House, and rightfully named with Santa statues gracing the gate, the terrace and interior of the house.
I wonder how much these house pays for electricity? Their human santa is nowhere to be seen though since it was still a little early.
A manger scene depicted on the balcony of another house.

Another house that looks like a nightclub from afar.

Good thing we went there early because according to my guide, the place is jampacked as Christmas draws nearer.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Christmas Is Here #1 "The Fort"

I passed by The Fort last night on the way to Greenhills and saw the trees lining the road lighted up for the holidays. I just have to take a photo though please pardon the quality since I was in a moving car.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Midnight Breakfast

All the walking I did with my friends last friday night made us so hungry that I broke my rule of not eating something heavy after 10pm. Burgers and fries just won't do it so we all craved for rice so we racked our brains on where to have our late dinner. Charity then mentioned "Something Fishy" along Libis that serves an eat-all-you-can breakfast buffet starting at 12:00 a.m. for just Php84.00 (USD$1.70) a bargain!!!

So we first dropped-off Lai in Cubao before heading to Libis and by the time we got there we still have 30 minutes before breakfast is served. So we checked out the bargains near the vicinity and came upon these very cute dog who must have sensed that Ditchi and Charity are dog lovers.
He asked those two to carry him, pet and play with him. It was really hard to say good-bye to this cute dog because he kept holding on to Ditchi's legs. But alas, we are really famished and buffet starts in 5 minutes so we made our way back to the restaurant and waited for the signal that we can start lining up for our breakfast. It seems everyone seated inside the resto are all waiting for the buffet so a very long line started once they announced that we can start our feast. Selection includes plain and garlic friend rice; hotdogs, scrambled eggs (done just the way I love them); tapa; dinaing na bangus; picadillio; pansit palabok; mami; chicken arrozcaldo and palitaw. Food was delicious and the place clean, another place added to my list of places to come back when I'm hungry.

Maybe I was so full that I ended up sleeping the entire Saturyday never mind if it was humid in the afternoon.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Another Round of Random Quizzes

You Are Pumpkin

Realistic and practical, you see the world for how it is.
You know what it takes to succeed in life...
And you're happy to help others reach their goals.
What Color Orange Are You?

I love orange, or should I say I adore people who represent the color orange to me.

Your Love Style is Storge

For you, love and friendship are almost the same thing
And your love tends to be the enduring, long lasting kind
(You've been known to still have connections with exes)
But sometimes your love is not the most passionate
Leap before you look, and you'll find that fire you crave
What's Your Love Style?

I just believe that after the flames of passion burns down it's the respect that you have for each other that will keep you together. And yeah, I'm still friends with my exes.

And last for today and just because the chistmas season is starting make it's presence here

You Are a Self Help Book!

While your advice is not always welcome...
It's always right on target.

Numbers And What It Means To You

I've been away for the weekend and I only started checking out my fellow bloggers posting today. I came upon sareeh link to a numerology site and gave it a try. Here's the result I got.

Your Inner or Soul's Urge: This is spiritual and emotional expression more than physical. It is your heart-felt desires, your incentive, how you look at life. Here are your areas of personal satisfaction.

Number: 11

You desire harmony, love, companionship, and peace with people; and you enjoy ease and comfort. You have great inner strength. You prefer kindness and thoughtfulness to the alternatives. As a dreamer and visionary, you desire others to know the necessity of living true to ideals.

Many people call themselves your friend. You are a natural peacemaker and diplomat.

You are often studious, attract many things to yourself, accumulate much wisdom. Spiritual and psychic sensitivity are available to you simply by your recognition of them. As such, you have the capacity to develop clairvoyant or other psychic abilities.

You try to reveal the beauties you have seen and known. You enjoy study and accumulating wisdom, especially with a background of music. You are capable of remarkable inventions.

Daily meditation may enhance your already considerable spiritual and psychic sensitivity, and this can allow you to cultivate more human understanding.

Your Personality: This is physical expression more than spiritual or emotional; your outer self, the way you express when meeting others. It may or may not be the real you.

Number: 6

Your thoughts are often on others and their needs, especially those close to you, and this is observed through your projected personality. You are seen as one who is responsible, in service to others, and trying to establish emotional harmony. Sometimes you are seen as a fatherly or motherly type. It is observed that you are capable of deep affection and sacrifice.

When meeting new people, you tend to be either suspicious or gullible, sometimes switching between the two in succession. When threatened emotionally, you can be seen as defending yourself to near irrationality.

You enjoy good clothes of good material, and like to be comfortably dressed. To enhance this personality, you should always be well-dressed and give thought to the way you look, rather than giving it the lack of importance or carelessness as is your tendency.

Your Quiescent Self: Stripping away all outside influences, aspirations, ambitions, "shoulds", and "shouldn'ts" -- this is you when you are alone; just you and your dreams..

Number: 6

Your family adores you; not only for the beautiful, artistic home you create for them, but also for the responsibility you assume for keeping perfect order. There are flowers in your garden, and music and artistic works are around you. You are known for your hospitality.

Your thoughts and pleasure are yourself as the comforter to all, and the adjuster of inequities.

Your Destiny or Ultimate Goal: This is your desired lifetime accomplishment. It is a key to a useful and happy life, and to feeling fulfillment during your latter days.

Number: 8

Your destiny is accomplishment that gives you authority, money, recognition, and/or professional position. Fulfilling your destiny depends much on your determination, knowledge of life and its spiritual relationships, and financial effort. Personal satisfaction is greatest when you accomplish your goals while having the good of others in mind.

Depending on education and experience, you are comfortable with finances, an effective leader, a master on all levels of management, and an authority on business. You are most successful with big business, and you nearly always win when you keep your broad outlook and admit no limitations. People respect you and turn to you for decisions. You have great potential as an executive.

You are attractive, strong, efficient, dominant, sociable, and inclined to pomp and display.

Your Life's Path: Here are clues to what fate has in store for you. It indicates the type of encounters, events, and opportunities you are likely to experience along your physical life path.

Number: 7

Your path is along the lines of research, investigation and mental analysis. This includes meditation and introspection. Your opportunities will often be brought to you without having to go get them. The manifestation of those opportunities tend to have something in common with quiet places away from bustle and confusion.

You work well with theories and fundamentals, seeking wisdom and hidden truths. When you use your own ideas and judgment, dedication, and scientific attitude, along with your intuition, your decisions will enable you to reach your goals.

You can be alone without feeling lonely. You respect intelligence and are continuously accumulating knowledge for yourself. You have an intense reasoning capacity.

Others will perceive you as having more warmth and less aloofness when you balance your knowledge and its pursuit with compassion and human sensitivity. That combination inspires wisdom.

This Year's Path: Here is what you are likely to encounter this year -- your feelings, your predominant perspective, and the type of situations, circumstances, and opportunities you tend to attract during the calendar year.

Number: 6

This is a year of service for you, a duty year. You feel you're assuming new responsibilities. People make more demands of you this year. You are needed in many directions.

Warmth and good will toward others, along with love and harmony, will make everything worthwhile. Justice, fair play, and honesty are important. It is a year for unselfish service.

Take care of your health because without it you cannot help others. Find time for rest and relaxation. This is a year to be thorough and conscientious about everything that you do.

It is a year of fine and friendly influence for marriage, tranquil home conditions, and traditional family activities. You may feel a strong desire to get settled.

Next Year's Path.

Number: 7

This is your year for personal reflection and perfection, a year of introspection. You feel like analyzing everything you have been and are doing. You think about beauty, love, perfection, and what life is all about.

You spend a good deal of time alone, getting acquainted with yourself and your new inner power. This year you gain a better understanding of your emotions and your spiritual nature. Take time out to rest, study, read, and travel, and to look at life from a different angle. Find outlets for personal creative expression.

If you have psychic, spiritual, new age, or mystic interests, this is the year to pursue those studies.

Quality is your standard.


Four of my dearest friends made a trip to South Korea a month ago mainly to watch Rain's 4th album showcase. Their stay was for two weeks and since they are a bunch of fun and outgoing people you will definitely enjoy reading about their adventures in the land of the morning calm. So for your reading pleasure here is Pau's account of their trip.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Dimsum Night

One of my friends was in a good mood last night and treated me, Lai & Flor to dinner at one of our favorite chinese dimsum house. The place is known for generous serving so I made sure I have the appetite for it.

Han Pao Tea House along Shaw Boulevard

Stuffed Tofu; Siking Roll; Hot and Sour Soup and Chicken Feet

We had our fave local brew after at Tiendesitas. Gosh I was so full I skipped breakfast this morning.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Hi Dad

My mom and I finally made the trip to North Cemetery to visit my dad's resting place last Sunday. We left the house after lunch and since it was hot and the cemetery is far from us I opted to take a cab rather than use the public transport system.

The ride was fast and uneventful or so I thought. Just two blocks from the cemetery we encountered heavy traffic so we decided to venture to the side streets only to find out that the road leading to our destination is flooded. Where did the water come from, it was not even raining. We tried every shortcut we can think of but high floodwater made the cab driver hesitant to go through. He suggested that we take a tricycle instead and even hailed one of us.

We did manage to arrive at the entrace of the cemetery but after seeing the heavy traffic going in I decided to just walk the rest of the way. Seems we're not the only ones who opted to forgo the crowd last November 1 & 2. We just bought flowers and candles as offering and after 15 minutes of brisk walking we finally arrived at the street where my father's remains were laid to rest.

It was then that we got lost finding exactly where my dad is. His space is somewhere in the center of a very crowded plot of land so finding your way is like going thru a maze with walls and tombs blocking your way or what I remembered of it. My mom almost gave up and at one time said that maybe someone stole our gravesite because we kept going around. Finally after endless walking and jumping ever tombs, I saw my dad's resting place. We placed the flowers on a vase and lighted the candles. We stayed for an hour before we said our good-bye and went back home.

Bye-bye Messy Hair

I've been meaning to have my hair cut and have it straightened for months but somehow I haven't found the time to have it done. I've been using barette's to keep it in order but having a clip on my head gives me a headache at the end of the day.

Finally with not much on my plate last Saturday, I went to my fave hair dresser and had my hair fixed. I was even convinced to color my locks to dark brown. I've been getting positive feedbacks from family and friends so I'm happy.

Friday, November 03, 2006

A HOT Evening With My Amigas

My friend C sent me an email containing the full details of her dream ..... and boy what it HOT!!! I felt I was reading something straight out of an erotic magazine. It was so graphic I can't help but imagine her and her man doing those things she described. With her permission I forwarded it to a mutual friend and decided we just had to meet up that night so we can grill her about it. Another friend joined us and after she read it, she too became hot and bothered.... hahaha imagine how naughty our conversation was last night.

F was so high after reading C's dream she treated us to a sumptious dinner at Razon's along Pasig. We ordered sizzling bulalo (pork knuckles), sisig and halo-halo for dessert..... yummy!

C was not satisfied with her creamy dessert she ordered two extra serving of carabao's milk but with a side comment on how expensive it was as compared to just the regular full cream milk. With my mind still in overdrive, I reasoned that maybe the carabao was tied somewhere near and they still have to milk it before serving it to her fresh. L agreed and said that maybe the carabao was even protesting everytime the staff of the restaurant goes near her. And just as put a spoonful of halo-halo in my mouth, C started acting out what the carabao may be saying.... ayaw, ayaw, huwag po!!! (no, no, please no!) complete with facial expression. I was enough to send me into a coughing fit and the food in my mouth flying to the person in front of me (sorry F). The incident had us laughing like crazy!

Too bad we all had to work the following day so we said our good-byes but only for a day because tomorrow we'll see each other for a committee meeting for a project we are handling.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Pampering Myself

It was a holiday yesterday as we commemorate our dearly departed ancestors on what we filipinos refer to as "Undas". It's a tradition for families to visit the gravesite of our dead relatives to offer prayers, flowers and candles.

A typical scene at cemetery here in the Philippines

But since my father is buried in one of the most crowded cemetery here in Manila I opted to just offer a mass at our church and our family will just visit his grave this week-end. I'm still nursing a bad cough and just the thought of pushing and shoving will a sea of humanity is enough to make me firm in telling my mom I won't accompany her if she insist on going.

So what a better way of enjoying a respite from work than waking-up late and then getting a facial and had my nails done. And to cap my day, I had a full body massage early in the evening..... heaven!

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