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Annoyingly Funny…


Just some thoughts about things that are annoying but one can’t help but just be good-natured about it… Examples are:

  • A big guy in barong a seatmate in public van, who opted to activate the sound of his old celfone (when he clearly has a headphone) and proudly played “i will survive” and “freak-out”… Those who wants to take a nap were clearly flusterred. And the songs….. Hindi bagay!
  • A usual scene in LRT. Why it is seems automatic for the guys who got hold of a seat, then suddenly got to sleep when a girl stands in front of him. Zzzzzz….
  • Another LRT scene, guys who sings out load, while he is listening on his headset. It is acapella for us who hears…. Volume down please…

Just something to smile about  for today  evethough its awkward, and irritating….


Precious Moments with Aliya


While I was just seating taking a rest, thinking of my takehome work to do later…. my Aliya approached me with a little paper, she said, “look at this Mum, it says i love you!” and she kissed me… And she put her chin on her two palms while resting her elbows on my legs, waiting for me to see whats written on the paper… Oohhh… So want to capture that sweet face, that priceless scene, that charming smile… Of course the paper are just full of mild scrawl of “worms” and wavy lines… (she can’t write yet)… And of course, to her (and to me) it says… “I love you”  priceless, so rewarding… 🙂
That night we ended up sleeping late, just chatting, reading, learning new prayers and chatting…. And falling asleep content and happy!
(post note: and I just panicked when I woke up 3am realizing I haven’t done my homework!…. But also realized that I will never never exchange that night with Aliya by doing my work…… and then went back to sleep. Zzzzz)



101 Minus: Mama Mia with Mama


No. 18 – Have a Solo Date with Mama
(Have to update my 1st 101 list 🙂 )
I got 2 tickets for the musical play Mamma Mia at the CCP last February… Its a pricey show and limited for few weeks only in the Phils. So its a date with my Mama! The musical featured Abba songs which are kind of oldies that’s my best companion that would appreciate it is my mom… The show was great, their voices are powerful. The music are nostalgic! We had a great time!

101 in 1001: Part 2


May 6, 2012 marked the last day of my first 101 in 1001 days… the 1001st day since I made that list… Soon I will recap the final accomplishments, unfortunately I haven’t done a few things or updated some, I maybe have done only about 83% in my list, but I think that’s pretty good enough and I will not be “hard” on myself. That’s 84 out of 101. Others who have done this list way back 2009 (I think that’s the birthyear the Day Zero Project), have either lose heart and fell out of radar, and those who keeps on it until the 1001st day accomplished only an average of 70% (and they feel great too!).

I feel awesome looking at my 101 in 1001 goals. I wouldn’t have thought doing most of those silly, adventurous, fulfilling things without having a list to remind me what are the most important things in life. IMPORTANT things are often set aside (thinking there will always be time in the future to do that), and we busy ourselves on menial, urgent, superficial (unrewarding) stuff. I realized that we have to be deliberate on our choice on what we do in our time…. our life.

Life is great! Life is deliberate! Life is fun! Happiness is a choice!

Even before May 6th, I have already came up with my shortlist of the my 2nd 101 things to do. June 9, 2015 will be my next 1001st day! (See also the new website where one can keep track of their 101 and get inspiration too.)

101 things in 1001 days

  1. Visit the National Library
  2. Everyday photo via Instagram
  3. Everyday kids photo
  4. Baler, Quezon
  5. Road alley collection
  6. Kids mutual fund
  7. Red shutters
  8. Magazine challenge
  9. Mountain climbing
  10. Buy a property
  11. 10 new authors
  12. Frame kuyas art
  13. Eco-challenge
  14. New pillow designs
  15. List of old dreams
  16. Aliya and lean to attend art class
  17. Taal volcano
  18. Drive or driver
  19. Kubo for Dad
  20. 10 old classic movies (first-time to watch)
  21. White water rafting
  22. Starflyer ride with Papi
  23. 10 movie dates with Jolo
  24. Lego “museum” for Lean
  25. Art wall for Aliya
  26. Watch Dance Competition (Jolo)
  27. Bohol and Chocolate Hills
  28. Random secret good deeds
  29. Charity give-away, back-to-school series (school supplies)
  30. Garage sale for charity
  31. Feature Blogger of the Week
  32. Feature 101 blogger doing 101 in 1001 days
  33. Solo travel
  34. Update Headboard
  35. Have a scholar but not related or kin
  36. Accomplish the 17 undone things from my first 101 list.

—- i have to think of some more and organize this list —-

Good luck to me!

Blogger of the Week: Design is Mine


When I want to feast my eyes into lovely things, inspiring thoughts, awesome pictures…. I usually visit this blog. This site is one amazing place of so much inspiration on designs, interiors, colors and most especially links to other valuable blogsite.

Design is Mine… vintage and modern design loveliness….

Here are some of the photo sample I like on he entry “Autumn Color of the Week: Orange”… Lovely…

and may I add my pic entry for “orange” – Boracay Sunset:>

Loveliness! ChaChi


(April 14, 2012) I am now here in a dance studio watching ChaChi Gonzales of “” doing her signature steps.  Jolo is one of the “students” of about 100 kids/teens on this “once-in-a-lifetime” dance tour of this dance group in the Philippines… Jolo’s favorite.  We have signed up for this dance workshop since January (Jolo kept on bugging me for this). I gave in to his whim (again)… Anyway, this is yet again just a piece for the “memory bucket” of Jolo.

Jolo sure had a great time during this 2-day event, he met new friends, seen his crush (Chachi) and admired the dance moves of the rest of dance crew. The workshop was full-packed and tiring, but fun. I was there the whole time during Chachi’s time (she’s really an admirable, passionate, young, cute girl who knows her art!).  And for that “pricey” event, what’s left are the bowler, autographed cap and memories of fun time! (oh, there are youtube video with Jolo in it – just watching as audience 🙂 “> here and here ).


Hundred Islands and Hundred Fun


I really want to chronicle the fun and memories of our recent cousinhood getaway. And i am attempting to be true to my “title” of 100 fun… so here it is….

  1. Early morning road trip up north via SCTEX
  2. Pandesal moment at a gasoline station in Tarlac
  3. Few wrong turns and few misses… all 4 cars tagging along
  4. Short stop and holy moments at St Joseph Church at ALaminos Pangasinan
  5. Bumpy dirty ride going to Bolinao Falls
  6. Our “all-white” cars because of dirt and soil
  7. Hiking to Bolinao Falls
  8. The amazing Bolinao Falls
  9. Swimming in cold water
  10. AJ the 8-yr old guide
  11. The unpretentious Carolina Resort, it suits our big family. Nice owners!
  12. Superb lunch at Carolinas Resort, our baon.
  13. Low-tide walking at the beach with the family! Priceless!
  14. The sporty-beachy get-up of Aann
  15. Papa Nick’s umbrella at the middle of the sea… unusually funny
  16. The short spelunking at Enchanted Cave
  17. Swimming in cold water again
  18. The sunset by the Cape Bolinao
  19. Posing by the old house
  20. The view of China Sea
  21. The jump shots at Patar Beach
  22. Low tide walking by the sunset
  23. Counsinhood bonding moments by the beach
  24. Pelentz Do-it-Yourself jerbax
  25. The superb sinigang dinner!
  26. The boy’s midnight orchestra!
  27. The buffet breakfast of Aling Juliet
  28. The unified green tribe!
  29. The classic green japanese umbrella
  30. The Aquarius Boat and Kuya Bong (Boat 1)
  31. The Nina Boat and the makulit na boatman (Boat 2)
  32. The titanic pose!
  33. First stop: Governor’s Island
  34. Hiking up the viewdeck
  35. Couple’s moments picture-picture
  36. The passion of the carabao
  37. The carabao tree…
  38. Conquering the Big Brother house
  39. Second stop: Quirino’s Island
  40. The dive in the cave
  41. The broken life vest of Aann
  42. The silent dive of Nunu
  43. The cold beer while swimming
  44. Snorkeling by the beach (muna)
  45. Third stop: Lunch at Quezon Island
  46. Picture taking 1×1
  47. The giant clams “museum”, lucky for us to view just by the beach (no need to swim for it)
  48. Fourth stop: middle of the sea for snorkeling
  49. Fish-feeding
  50. Fifth stop: Childrens Island
  51. Tambay by the “cave”
  52. Papak tira, sawsaw Mang TOmas
  53. Shell picking
  54. Sand-tabunan
  55. Dylan’s learning to use floater
  56. The lightning to signal us to go home
  57. The Cuenca Cave
  58. The Anchors Away ride
  59. The kabog moments… “kilay ng matsing”
  60. Dinner of halaan and seafoods at Ate julieta’s
  61. The kwentuhan at the resort, “ghost” stories
  62. Early morning trip…
  63. Posing ala model by the beach
  64. Paul floating by the beach, fisherman mistaken him as ewan
  65. Papi and me moments on low tide
  66. Fresh fish for breakfast
  67. Nunu’s escapade with kayak
  68. Enteng’s rescue
  69. Christian tumbling in kayak
  70. karaoke at the resort…
  71. Packing time…set to go…
  72. Stop by Bolinao Church, souvenir hunting
  73. Way to go going home….looong ride home
  74. Lunch at Jollibee Tarlac
  75. Oppps… lastly, short stop for Razon’s halo-halo…
  76. 76-100 All accounts for the 25 of us that all have their moments of fun and memories and stories to tell (to fill this list too)… All of us who were all feel the adventure and closeness of the family….to name:Willy,Marie, Boyet, Blanca, Miko, Patis, Bone, Nunu, Jon, Enteng, Papaboy, Christian, Maccoy, Che, Angel, Papanick, Ta Mary, Aann, Soc, Dylan, luz, Romy,Paul, Jolo, Babel…

101…. Fun, adventure, family…. one great awesome, memorable trip! Next year uli!