Monday, December 27, 2010

UPDATES shmuctdates

I want first of all to apologize to everybody for not being able to blog for weeks. Besides being busy, a couple of personal problem (that I’ll be sharing in a little while) came.

Since pictures tells more than what I type. I'll just let you feast on our shots during our 2nd year Anniv Celebration.

Second, thank you for my readers/followers... I can't believe I'll hit this mark. I owe it all to you guys (and HIM)!


A shot while taking a rest from shopping.

*During the BPI Madness Sale, they have a raffle.
Every 1,000php use of BPI Edge entitles you for a coupon.
Every 30 minutes, they will call a winner and
will get  a prize from the store participating in the said sale.

I got this from Levis
and this.
*Suspicious side note: After we won the Levi's shirt,
we went around and husband bought another pair of jeans. 
So I went back to the BPI booth and one of the male staff said,
"Sir kayo na naman?! ("Sir, it's you again?!"in all smiles )
"Sige na, bunutin nyo na yung kay sir, (Go ahead, just pick his name)
"Sir pirma nalang kayo dito" (Sir, just sign here.)
I was surprised with th turn of events, damn, I now have to go to Adidas
to use the gift cert. I went there and bought myself a nice
swimming trunks.

After that, we celebrated our 2nd year Anniv at

and ate this.



and this.



we then attended the MCCph Christmas Party ala Lady Gaga;
part of our thanskgiving to HIM for our 2 years of strong bond!
More pictures here

*Too late to post, but still worth posting.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

formspring.me

Ask me anything http://formspring.me/vondraye

casual conversations ;Work Edition; Movie Title Fail

Colleague 1: napanood mo na yung movie na The legends?

Everybody was like .....

Colleague 1: yung tungkol sa mga owls?????

Colleague 2: Baka Legend of the Guardians!?!?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Quick-ie

It started last week with my magical what if...
Whoala! Baked Corned Tuna with tomatoes and mayo lite.



Because everybody is running, I'm going swimming...



This good man is now an angel.
You'll be forever be remembered Sherman.

June 12, 1975 - November 30, 2010


My (supposedly) profile pic in FB, however, husband posted it first,
so I used his fox mode.

Last Monday, I started training with the instructor at the gym, Chrisitian.
My body ached like hell, but when I saw this last Tuesday, I was happy.
Thanks Christian!



Tuesday, November 30, 2010

End of the month.


Last Sunday was our usual “dead” shift and I was typing when suddenly, I felt sleepy. So we kinda rest for a while and delayed our work load for a bit. Sunday was pretty exciting day after Paul and Appolo’s fight last Saturday. Hehehe. After I stayed at CBTL in MOA, I left for Megamall to attend the Saturday Mass, and went ahead to eat my heart out; literally. Comfort food: tofu steak and ramen. Then, I roamed around for a bit and tired from class, decided to go home around 10pm. I’m still feeling bad and I decided to sleep in my yoga mat on the floor. Next day I was awakened by loud knocks; it was mom with my cute nephew and niece.


Trying out the chairs...

They were there to finish a couple more furnishings at home; our laundry area’s “sampayan” and our foldable dining table. I was surprised to see my sister there, because dad knows how small our studio unit is and still he brought along my sister, my mom, my niece and my nephew and our helper. Oh well, since they were quick to install it, they were finished in no time. I was also praying that mom or dad won’t see the framed “Certificate of Blessing” atop the TV. I forgot they both are blind without their glasses on. We then headed to Megamall to eat brunch, and husband and I were already good. I was already teasing him about what happened yesterday and he can’t stop himself from laughing. I’m trying my best not to grab his hand to since I’m used to holding his hands whenever we do window shopping. I then showed dad the corner cabinet I asked him to do. They went back to Laguna and we went back to sleep since we woke up early that morning, since I still have shift that Sunday night.

Monday morning was something to look forward to because it’s my first day with my trainer at the gym. We started off with warm up exercises and he explained why it is extremely important. I actually don’t do warm up for almost 2 years of my life working out at the gym. He gave me different kind of warm up, like rolling your back and front using a styro roller and a couple of stretchings. I then started with squats, and I was surprised that all these time, what I was doing was wrong, the stances and all. He corrected me and explained (again) why, and was able to understand the logic of things. Since we’re determining my maximum strength that day, he was getting my maximum weigh I can lift. I can’t believe I did it at 115lbs! My bench press was at 145lbs, and he asked me how come I was able to lift that heavier than my squats, I told him I’ve been doing bench press for a year while squats, less than 2 months and that’s with all the wrong moves. We then headed to do dumbbell press and rows, then off to biceps and triceps exercises and last was the abs. I asked if I could do the treadmill but he advised me not to since we’re training to bulk up. He also gave me food tips: 6 meals a day, 6 eggs a day, 1 liter of milk, fish, etc. I asked him if I can do Soy Milk but he said the regular milk is better since Soy has estrogen(?) that might give me manboobs. I went home and ate with husband not knowing that when I woke up, my body ached like hell. I missed that kind of body ache, since I always want to push myself to the limit and the only way to measure that was that; body ache.


Tuesday morning, husband asked me to have breakfast at Megamall; I smiled and told him that he really loves doing “carino brutal.” I told him that it was hard for me to walk since my body aches so bad, that either I look like a newly circumcised boy or been eff’d by a black guy. Lol. Anyway, I don’t want to argue anymore so I agreed and we tried the Secret Recipe. We then went to National bookstore and I realized I miss doing something; surprises. I told him I’ll just wait for him outside, but since there was a flowershop just beside National Bookstore, I bought him one gerbera; I was so hating manong that time since he was so slow, plus he said they don’t have any change for my 100 php bill. SERIOUSLY?! I then checked for 30php in my pocket and good thing there was. I found husband already looking for me, and when he saw me, he was trying not to smile/ laugh. There he was posing one for me. We then decided to drop by at the grocery before going home.

the not so secret place at The Secret Recipe


HE can't stop smiling...

Monday, November 29, 2010

My Best(yes) Man(weh?!) speech

*I just fondled in my Dashborad and saw this. I haven't posted this yet. A friend of mine told me to post it anyway since I wasn't able to say this during my brother's wedding. It was frustrating enough for me not to be able to do my Best Man's Toast, so I don't want to add more frustration by not posting this, so here goes.

When kuya told me that I will be his bestman, naging Pilipino ako; nanlaki ang mata ko. After ilang seconds, Intsik na ulit ako.

From what I can remember, best man are supposed to be the one who is close to the groom; and its not me. I was expecting either a cousin, his bestfriend or my dog to be the best man, but I was surprised that he got me.

I then asked a friend who was a wedding coordinator what a best man does…Best Man's Toast for the groom and a speech.

SHIT.

He doesn’t deserve to be my brother, I don’t deserve to be in front of you giving you this speech. Moreover, Ate Thet doesn’t deserve to marry my brother, he doesn’t deserve to be mom and dad’s son, and my ate’s elder brother. He doesn’t deserve to be a pilot and he doesn’t deserve to be happy. I was thinking of stopping the wedding a while ago, pero naisip ko "Ang ganda ng mommy ko at ng mother in law ko, di pwede masira ang make up… (I thought "My mom and my mother in law were both beautiful, it might ruin their make up.")

Let me tell you about my brother; he was a player before; I’m not sure if the rumors were true, but I think it was 3 girls a month was his rule. While I was in a long term relationship with my then girlfriend, what I saw in him was simply unacceptable. He was also always out while I stared at the television and when he arrives, he’ll grab the remote from either me or my sister and would watch his OWN favourite show leaving me and my sister no choice; either watch what he was watching or leave. IF there were treats given to us whether chocolates or goodies, he doesn’t care if we already ate or not; he’ll just eat them all.

That’s my brother. WAS my brother.

When I was growing up, I studied tae kwon do so one day, I wish I could beat him up, that didn’t happen. I grew up with angst, hatred and fear from my brother, that’s how we grew up.

I grew up thinking life is unfair because everything was almost in his favour. He never had any problem on his studies. He passed Rural High School while effortlessly passing his grades and could’ve passed UP, but since he was a kid, it was already his dream to be a pilot. He also attended it without any effort. While me and my sister were struggling which course to take, struggling to college life, passing our grades and me dreaming of studying in a prestigious school in Manila, ended up graduating in a college in Calamba City.

When he was in highschool, he already knows how to roam Manila, while even in college, that’s when I just started roaming Calamba City. He effortlessly do his responsibilities like waking up in the morning and doing his morning rituals ¼ the time me and my sister did.

I think I can give him the dictionary definition of smooth criminal.

He gets away of almost anything, and that’s why I hated and envy him so much.

That’s until she met Ate Thet.

Or rather we met her.

I’m not good with dates, and I have trouble with my memory. However, this specific moment when my brother introduced Ate Thet to us was rather peculiar. Hindi ko sya nakausap (I didn't get the chance to talk to her), he just introduced her like any other girls he had before, yun nga lang, mas nauna ako sa pagdala sa bahay ng girlfriend ko… na ngayon may iba nang asawa. (thing is, I was the first one to bring a girlfriend at home... who now has her own family.)

I can still remember, it was Kisses chocolates a bag and a Body Shop soap was left as a gift. Sabi ko may sumpa talaga ang pamilya namin, nung nagka girlfriend ako, ako rin ang niregaluhan… bakit kami ang nililigawan??? I was about to ask dad pero ‘di ko na tinanong… Tama na yung kaming dalawa nalang nakaka alam.

Anyway, I can still remember, thinking that time, kawawang babae (pity girl), bumyahe ng olongapo to los banos, para sa 3 weeks na kalokohan. Lumaki ulit mata ko kasi occasion after occasion sya ng sya na nakikita ko. Naka ilang serious relationship nako, sila pa rin ni kuya! And that was the time, siguro dahil matanda na kami, nagkabati na kami ng brother ko…

I graduated and sila pa rin?! Nagkatrabaho nako, at may dumagdag na sa listahan ng mga reregaluhan ko sa pasko!? Little by little that’s when I knew Ate Thet more. There were times when I resigned at work and my brother was the one who supported my masters and my living, he’ll invite me to join them to eat outside. They’ll take me to fancy restaurants that I could only dream of eating, and that’s when I saw na pumuti na ang uwak, in love na nga talaga ang kuya ko, and I guess everyone already witnessed that in front of God, he gave his solemn promise that he’ll love Ate Thet, but I was concerned kasi sa pagkaka alam ko, nagpromise si kuya na hindi na sya mambababae, but I forgot to tell her tinanong mo ba sya kung hindi sya manlalalake?

I want to take this opportunity to thank Ate Thet for making our family bigger, not by the number but by love. You’re the second sister I never had, a gift from God to our family, a friend I was looking for and an angel to my brother. A textmate whenever I feel sad, and the best of all, may kakwentuhan na ako sa showbiz news.

Like I said before, my brother is not a pig! I mean, he doesn’t deserve all of these, he was mean to me, and he made my childhood a nightmare, he doesn’t deserve Ate
Thet, but when I came to my senses, he proved to everybody that he’s a changed man. And Ate Thet coming into his life, our life changed everthing… He’s not worthy to be her husband. However, I thought, who is more deserving than him? I think none.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Pain < Love or Pain > Love ?


Apollo and Paul entered a certain boutique inside the mall. It was an ordinary day for the two. Paul was more eccentric that Apollo so he went straight to what seems to be a cool jacket with lots of zippers in front and a hood. “I don’t see the point of these zippers.” Paul said. Apollo, for some unknown reason replied “That’s what you want right? Pointless eccentric designs just like the polo you bought last time? (One with the button until near the shoulders like a chef ‘s uniform) “Ang yabang nito.” The smile on Pauls’ face disappeared. They went outside the store . When they arrived, they were walking together, Paul now walks like a zombie, trying hard to keep his feelings to himself. Apollo noticed this and asked him what’s wrong, Paul was just silent. He don’ want to talk yet, as he might say something bad again. They reached the other side of the mall near the salon line and they stopped. Apollo once again asked Paul, and he gave in. “The reason why I’m not talking is I might say something pointless again.” He said that in his calmest tone he can. “It wasn’t you that I was referring to, it was the jacket!? What’s happening to you?! Just because of what I said, you’re gonna be like that!” Paul was just silent, Apollo’s voice was raising more and more. Paul then said, “Sorry,” which Apollo thought sounded sarcastic, but Paul was trying to remind Apollo that he should be asking for an apology since he hurt his feelings. “You’re saying sorry and you don’t mean it!? What’s the point?!” Paul felt like a target in a firing range, bullet by bullet he kept on receiving everything and trying not to feel the pain; it hurts so much but he kept the pain to himself, not wanting to burst and get into an argument.

Silence.

More silence.

“I’ll have my haircut…”

Apollo left and Paul was there, leaning in the railings. First step, second step, third step, he was waiting for Apollo to look back, fourth step, fifth step, still no sign of hesitance. Apollo reached for the door, maybe this time, he’ll look back. No. He entered.

He stood there, waiting, maybe he’ll go out again and wave to me to go.

None.

Paul tried to smile, he did! However, he’s dead inside. It was just in a zombie movie, where a zombie was smiling.

He left.

Time can heal wounds, but the memory is there forever. The pain will go away, but it’ll forever be in your mind. The longer you’re together, the more love you build up, but what happens when your love for each other grows more and more and how great your love is, corresponds to the pain you feel when you’re hurt? Is it worth the pain? If your love is as big as a mountain, overwhelming, wonderful and beautiful… What will you do if that’s also how great the pain you will feel when the time comes? Can you stand the overpowering, vast and tremendous pain it’ll put you through?


Sometimes it takes just one word to overcome that tremendous pain, however, it hurts more that some people doesn't seem to notice that they're already hurting the person who loves them the most.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Casual Conversations, GS Edition, Waiters and "Bill Please"

I’m having a hard time adjusting to this season’s weather as I’m weak when it’s cold. That’s why my mind doesn’t work and wasn’t working properly for the past few days. I told this story to my friend Raha, , and she said to post this as she was just laughing like there’s no tomorrow; and that’s only during our chat conversation.


Saturday was school day for me at Graduate School for my Masters. Since my school was near a commercial center where SM Savemore, Pizza and Jollibee were, we tend to stay there and hang out. We chose Pizza Hut to stay so it would be a bit comfy for me since I'll be waiting for them to finish my classmates' Stat Class.
Scene 1:
While we're in the middle of our sumptuous meal, I asked my bestfriend to ask the waiter some ketchup (since she's much nearer to the waiter’s area). I was surprised why she did the "bill please" sign (you know? Like drawing a rectangle using the pointing finger and thumb of your hands?) and asked for the ketchup. So the confused waiter approached us and asked “Ma’am?” I slapped her at the back while saying to the waiter that we need some ketchup. The waiter keeping himself from laughing left and I, nagged at my bestfriend, asking why did she just did that! Even she doesn’t know the answer.




Scene 2:
Sitting on the couch alone, I was watching the other couch consisting of a mom, and 2 teenage guys. I was already concentrating on my report when suddenly, my peripheral vision caught the mother’s hands doing the “bill please” sign. The waiter approached her and asked, “Ma’am Piktyur?” I stopped myself from laughing, and covered my nearing to laugh smile (just like what Edward did at his class when Bella came in and he smelled her).

I really don’t know what’s happening that day. All I know is it’s hilarious day.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Of Zoden and Hayden, of Unstoppables, Armani and Eclipse

The other day, I was preparing to hi t the bed and I was looking for zoden, I knelt on my bed and thinking that under the comforter was just the bed; I knelt the usual way and I knelt on something, it didn’t take me a second to realize that I knelt on Zoden (Creative Zen). I checked and it was still whole, however, when I turned it on; he was already like this:


Good thing he was still working, and kept on playing. I’m still having second thoughts if I’ll replace him or not, especially with the 13th month pay coming, but husband told me that it’ll be a waste of money since Zoden can still play songs and the video is still viewable; with a couple of black spots though.

Yesterday, I was about to go to the gym after my shift, however, since husband needs some uplifting (he was depressed due to some work issues), I decided to surprise him, so I went straight home and we slept together. He invited me to watch Megamind, but there’s no more available slot during the LFS. I was able to check the schedule and BINGO! Unstoppable was available, and apparently, he already forgot that it was the one that we’re waiting for.

We woke up early (which bugs me because if it’s a date or going out, I’m able to get up without any problem, but if its work, I wake up late…), around 6pm, and prepared for our date. After we bought the ticket, dropped his things at work, we then ate dinner at Sbarro, since we were craving for their Cheesecake with toppings; which was not available anymore. I then just ordered the cheesecake with cherry and him, a slice of tiramisu, which we both didn’t enjoy.

We then went to Speedo to check some goggles (I’m coming back to swimming), and didn’t find any “nice” pair. On our way to The Ramp, someone was approaching us, trying to sell something, or trying to SPRAY something… Being the snob people that we are, we just went straight to the Ramp, but a couple of steps away from the entrance, husband stopped me and told me it was Hayden Kho near the Mercury Drug store. “Seriously?!” I checked and it was him! It was now my chance! We went to check it out and it was indeed him! There were two gurls who just finished taking their picture with him and a straight couple buying perfume from him and asking some “business proposal” while we were scanning the store, I was waiting for the chance to ask him for a picture with him, but this salesman already “offered” me the perfumes. Probably due to the pressure, situation, my “kakuriputan” that led me to leave without Hayden and my picture, add the fact that we didn’t find any good finds at The Ramp. We just then headed to A/X since husband was looking for a shoulder bag. The AX’s leather bag just caught my eye and pushed husband to buy it, add the fact that it was the last piece, I won! Yahoo! I tried not to smile, because he’ll know my plan. Wahaha!! When we were on our way to watch the movie, I burst into smile and told him everything! Hahaha!

We enjoyed Unstoppable in such a way that it was breathtakingly suspense filled movie, not the horrific, killer-suspense kind of breath taker movie. The measure of breath taking-ness of a movie to me was my grip with husband’s hand, and his hand was gripped almost 90% of the time. After the movie, he went to work and I gym, thanks to my gym that’s open 24/7. It was rather, peaceful since we were just 5 there.

7-11 say sorry!

After working out, went home to rest, and went straight to school; thus this post.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Team Laman

*While walking at MRT Ayala, my friends and I spotted him....

*Grins


*Sorry guys for having no updates yet... Will do after I edited somethings... Thanks!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10-25-2010 is my Brother's (wedding)

*Long wordy post guys... Just a head's up.

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My parents and sister already went to Olongapo Saturday to spend the weekend there, while I need to enroll for my subjects this 2nd semester. I’m going back to school, as per my mom’s request. It was rather, hard decision since I was supposed to be with husband at Glorietta for the opening of Nokia store for the releasing of Nokia N8. However, we were informed that our chair person/ adviser will only be there until 2pm, so I’m sad not being able to go with husband since he was really excited with the phone.

Sunday, we decided to catch a mass first at Megamall, then I went to Cubao to catch a bus at Victory Liner. It was rather a bad moment for me since the Victory Liner I went to was only servicing a route to Cagayan. The ticket officer told me that the bus to Olongapo was on the other side; walking distance. Thanks to my instinct to ask another guy, he said I need to take a bus. True enough it was walking distance; if you’re a giant. I was then relieved that I was able to take the 4:30 trip and good thing that mom’s prediction of the bus stations being crowded; not true. I wasn’t able to sleep so I just watched Bleach series.


Their famous tacos and we tried the enchilada.

When I arrived , my sister and family friends picked me up and went to The Coffee Shop (too original) house of the biggest (not to mention delicious) Tacos in Olongapo. We then went back to the hotel where they were staying and took a rest. Thank God for they have WIFI so I was able to do some net surfing.

I took a warm bath and slept in a nice cuddly bed with a cuddly comforter. I wish husband was there. Sigh. Oh, husband can’t attend the wedding because when they have a class; they can’t file leaves.

Next day, without washing our faces, even combing our hair, we went to the cafe and ate our breakfast; while taking our pictures. My brother and I then went to the barber shop for a nice clean shave. We then went back to the hotel for lunch, and photo shoot. It was rather nice to see my brother and my parent’s photo shoot. I joined in and then joined with the en

tourage. We were not informed that we need to bring shades, because the photographer has this theme “Men in Barong.” Other relatives and family friends from Laguna came around 2pm and went inside; it was raining. A couple of photoshoots here and there and merienda of espasol from Bulacan and Los Banos Buko Pie for them. Around 3:30, the immediate family members were called for the family portrait. I was really thinking of “Nanay” that time and I jokingly asked where she was.

*Sisters? Haha!


First Family? LOL.


Inside the Van. EMOTE!


Around 3:30ish, we then prepared going to the chapel where the wedding will be held. It was really, literally jam packed! The chapel was literally small, just the size of almost 2 classrooms. IT was nice though, intimate, and the decorations is really “Ate Thet” style. What made my eyes widened next was what the wedding coordinator told me; “You’ll be the first to walk.” I thank my dad and mum for sharing their kapal muks genes. I then started to

walk, as they said, not to fast, not to slow. I then waited for dad, mom and kuya in front of the altar. I was taking pictures/video in front, too bad for the wedding photographers, they were having a hard time taking pictures with me TAKING pictures as well at the same time with husband’s digicam. Hahaha!!

The advantage of the Best Man; up close and personal with the Bride and Groom!

After the mass and the ceremony ended, I got pissed with my nephew who then again in his bratty mode. He won’t go in front for the pictorial. I went to brother in law and told him to get Icez in front and gave him, you-D*%K-who-don’t-know-how to-raise-your-own-kid look. I was soooooo pissed! Since husband wasn’t there, I just focused on being the BEST Man I can be, and did my job.

The Convention Center

We then went to the Convention Center and took a rest on our table; Table #3, which later was announced that the number will be called on who will eat first! Wahoo!! The food was wahoo!! The program started hosted by Ate Thet's friend. I felt bad because the script for the program was programmed in a way that there are music that will be played when a word/cue was mentioned, but they weren't listening so the hosts have to SAY OUT LOUD the track number just for the sound system people to play the track. Epic Fail!

My plate.


the cake with the cupcake giveaways. Yes, its a big LV bag,and the cup cake designs were little LVbags too!

The program went on and I forgot all about the Best Man’s toast! I just asked the wedding coordinator and said I just need to wish them the usual happiness blah blah’s. There were videos of their childhood, then the video during the wedding to the reception and the cinematography was nice! I wish I could get a copy of the video right there and then, but of course. I can’t. I was then preparing myself since the speeches were starting and when my brother already started thanking people and everyone else, that gave me a sign that I won’t be giving my speech. A bit disapointed yes, but I'm happy that husband loved my speech and my sister and family friend Charmie gave me a thumb's up too.

Another highlight of the event was for the Single Men and Ladies to do the Garter and Bouquet thingie. There was actually a twist; to win the "garter," you need to consume/drink a baby bottle filled with water and the first one who drinks the most wins. Meanwhile, Kuya played a trick that as he was getting the garter from Ate Thet, he pulled out a red bikini! Everybody laughed as Kuya always plays pranks like that. Then, it was time for the ladies. What interested them was the one who will win the contest; will get an original LV bag. I wish I was one of those! LOL. It was actually not so fun, because there were 5 ribbons tied in the bouquet and they just need to pull it. Whoever has the last ribbon still tied to the bouquet wins. The pranks didn't stop there. The guy who won in the contest was blindfolded and the girl was replaced by my brother's bestfriend. The guy was surprised that he was about to kiss another guy!

I was surprised when I went to the men's comfort room to see this inside. It's so Ate Thet!


The give away for primary sponsors and entourage.


After the program, I got a couple of cupcakes and LV mini cakes and waited for their signal to go home. I was a bit pissed (again) because mom told me to look after the Wedding gifts (there were times before, when a couple of waiters took some of their own), but then, they will call me and asked me to join them for the photo booth shots. Anyway, it ended well, and went home, but my cousin (father side) with her husband and daughter asked me to join them for a cup of coffee.


I need to release these negative vibes so I joined them. I told them the tales about me and Jeff and how my relatives came to know about it. They also shared a couple of gay stories and I offered how many married guys and boys with girlfriends are also into boys now. We ended the night well and went home. I was excited to post the pictures, but the hotel's internet was not able to post everything. I slept for two hours before we went back to Manila.


Monday, October 18, 2010

10-10-10 is MINE

Cannelloni pasta at Eat and Go


I was supposed to print a “personalized shirt” for that, but my creativity only pops up once in a while.

October 10, 2010 is my birthday celebration, 26th celebration to be exact. I never had any “fantastic” celebrations of my birthday that I can remember except now. Since October 10, 2010 is the Loyalty Day of UPLB, during elementary there were no classes, so no celebration at school ever happened.

God is just plain good to me, he made me celebrate my birthday; when I was most financially uptight, and I enjoyed it

Saturday night before my birthday, I celebrated it with my husband and just ate at eat and go at megamall; I was about to order my favourite: Cannelloni, but since I have a discount on their main entrée, I have to change.

We went home and slept early since Sunday will be the day.


I took my family (mom,dad, my brother and sister), future sister in law, brother in law, cousin, uncle, bestfriend Baluga and husband for an eat all you can feast at Resorts World. The catch? Besides the no taking of pictures inside... The eat all you can breakfast was only up until 10am, and kids are a no no. So I owe my niece and nephew a separate treat, plus, they have to be early there since they are first time registrants so there still is the registration process and since me, husband and my elder brother are already members, I have to pay full for our meal; 400php plus per meal. I was teasing husband that I won’t eat anymore since it’s way too expensive if I’ll eat too. He was red mad, and I guess God’s gift to me too; every referral entitles me to a 25 rebate stub. They’re about 12 all in all, so I paid for my meal, almost half. Not bad!

I was also surprised that their honeycured bacon was not there! I was like ?!!?!?!? Jeff was also disappointed because that’s what we were so proud of; the pail of honeycured bacons.. (no kidding!) Anyway, they still did enjoy it and after the meal, they still can’t believe it’s only for 88php (plus tax) per meal. After they ate, they played at the slot machine since their signing up entitles them for a 100 free token at the slot machine. Meanwhile, I was still enjoying feeding the alligator inside me around 4 plates of meals; since my sister ate the other one and since it was already 5 minutes to 10, I got shy. Hihihi!!

After the breakfast, I thought they’ll still go to MOA, but they decided to go home, they left me with the big, no… the huge… no… the gigantic cake from Mernels as a treat for my MCC family and treat to my colleagues.

We also dropped by the St Therese Basilica near that place and we took a quick prayer, a wish and a couple of pictures. Lord, yung promise mo na maging milyonaryo ako, before 30... Wehehehe!!

The basilica; there was a wedding going on..

My future sister in law I love so much!


My husband I love love so much!

My brother who was on his way to Trinoma to run errands for his upcoming wedding (separate post), dropped us by our place with Balugang bestfriend. I was soooooo sleepy that time and took a nap, woke up with a nightmare (I wasn’t able to catch the MCC mass where I’m supposed to give the homily that day). Thank God it was just a dream. We then prepared to go to Trinoma since brother needs me to deliver an invitation for someone in Mandaluyong. We went there, look for Fix Salon and signed up, went to KFC and ate something to feed my alligators in my stomach and met up with brother, left the invitation, and went on ahead to Olongapo. He asked about my speech, I said I already started it, but honestly I haven’t thought of anything that time! I was about to answer him back if I could still make it as a 2nd bridesmaid, wahaha!!


My MCCph Family...


We went back to Mandaluyong; husband went to Megamall to attend the mass while I went home to get the cake, and off I went to MCC mass. I was disheartened to see less than 20 people there, where last week it was a puffing 30 + people. Good thing Francis was back! He’s an old member where I first witnessed their first gay blessing and gay wedding aka Holy Union. The mass started and I was still praying to HIM that I hope what HE told me was correct and what I will share to them was what HE wants me to SAY. Yes my dear friends, my pastor asked me as a birthday tribute; for me to share homily that Sunday. It was rather, an honor for me to have a moment where everybody will listen to what I’m gonna say; to share the WORD of GOD. It was with the theme a grateful stranger from the Bible verse Luke 17:11-19. Thanks to OLIVE TREE .com, I was able to study the bible and pray for it everyday. We then celebrated near the eatery and ate the cake there. It was really heartwarming to see them eat the special choco cake with yema filling inside. Thanks to them, I had a second family that accepted me who I really am, without prejudice and discrimination. Where you can sing ala Mariah and Whitney and no one will give you that raised eyebrows.


After the mass, I went back to Megamall to meet up with husband. We roamed around some more and went home... The day ended well... I thought it was all, but God really surprised me some more...

One of my favorite things!

After the eat all you can, elder brother and future sister in law gave me an original Girbaud wallet, which actually made me smile. One, they know what gifts to give; two, they didn't know I'm not fond of big wallets since I already lost a couple. So husband's eyes brightened since he knows he'll have it. My colleague who just came from Macau gave me chopsticks and another colleague gave me a leather bracelet; she didn't know as well how I love bracelets so much...



Second, you know I'm not fond of shoes, but for some reason, God moved in his own mysterious ways to give me this.


Husband dis approved of me buying the one on the left because he thinks it's "jologs." However, everyone knows how I dress up; anything out of the ordinary, that's why he approved of me buying this as a birthday gift for myself.I took these pictures Saturday after me and my orgmates/colleagues had our breakfast at The Fort. I went to Gilorietta to hunt for this. I took a couple of pictures so I could show my financial adviser husband if I can buy this

and this

When I was trying them on, I noticed there was another one that God gave me... It's not yet finished but it made me smile, my hardwork is paying off bit by bit... Here's OUR gift to you guys... Enjoy... hehehe.. Exclusive to my blog friends...



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

breathe...






Colleague 01 slash Friend :Lagi na kayong nag aaway these past few days and weeks ng husband mo, lagi nalang kwento mo at sa facebook mo , magkaaway kayo… Ano pa ang kinakatuwa mo sa kanya?



ME: LAHAT…



Yeah, these past few days, I’ve observed that husband and I’ve been fighting more than the usual. When he got mad a couple of weeks ago, (jealousy), he was cold to me for a week, and I think that was the reason why both of us weren't able to sleep. Recently, because he failed to get the measurements at home for our cabinets, table and laundry pole that mum was asking us, and he never mentioned that he didn’t understand mum’s text message. The next day, we have our anniversary party for our department and he was asking about it via text. He said I never replied, but I resend the message. I was really red mad that day. Add the fact that Friday morning, I have to take a quick nap at the office due to the work stress and office politics tension and all that jazz. I have to sleep it over and when I woke up, that’s what will wake me up.

Saturday, I went to attend the mass at Greenbelt chapel and was MORE confused, 'coz that’s what I do whenever I’m facing these kinds of dilemma. Through the homily, HE speaks to me, on what to do, however this time, I was confused. What about angels and children as intercessors? I just thanked HIM that I was able to unwind in HIS place, because before I went there, God only knows how many evil plans I have to get my revenge on husband; worse, when I get back, it’s so evil, I know he'll hate me for it. I then went to Coffee Bean to wait for Kian for our anniversary celebration of our department that afternoon and just killed the time surfing the net.


We ate and laughed our hearts out, thanks to my crazy team and all the photos, one liners, and internal jokes, that eased my mind on what happened, and made me miss him… I went home and was surprised he’s gone; I thought he went home to Laguna. I texted him and apparently, he went to the office. I woke up and hugged him and kissed him.


I just miss the old times that even if we’re already a couple, we still gave each other something; just like everyday’s a new day. I’m still thankful though for him being sweet, that whenever we sleep, when we cuddle, you’ll feel the comfort of an angel hugging you, for snoring so softly that it’ll make you smile, for the warm hugs and giggly kisses, for the laughs whenever I make funny sounds and funny faces.


I’m still waiting for that day to come (soon), when we’re both comfortable with each other, enough to say EVERYTHING, just like a bestfriend, when we can bond like brothers and love like a FAMILY.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

weekend retreat and weekend date

Last weekend (Sept 26,27,2010) was rather, an experience to remember. It was my first time to join the MCCPH Retreat that was held at Pansol Calamba City, Laguna. I actually didn’t know to expect, and that made me really excited. Since my churchmates were my old housemates and people who are familiar with AKik’s (a 24 hour gotohan in PRC; where they serve delicious silog meals!), since it will be my first time to taste their pansit, I bought 2 pansit bihon, 2pansit canton and 1 pansit miki bihon. I then reached the destination after a couple of hours travel and to my surprise I saw straight guys, black sando, cooking, what seems to be our breakfast. I asked IPL (Interim Pastor Leader) Egay who they were and said the guys were their seamen that are waiting to be boarded, so they’re helping with the cooking, since they’re doing nothing yet. Wahahahha!! No comment.


I went to look for my ex housemate Jed and found that he’s preparing for the first activity. The usual routine for seminars, knowing thyself, knowing others, knowing the group, etc. started the retreat, and what made me smile was the group activity where we need to do puzzles. I LOVE puzzles! I already completed a 1000 pcs jigsaw puzzles before with Tommy! And from then on, I got addicted! Since I don’t have the budget (yet) for new ones, I’m saving up for a box (okay, I’m digressing). Anyway, our group was the first one to finish our piece, since Gina, my groupmate was also fond of puzzles, plus our ever-intelligent Ptr. Regen realized that some of the pieces were missing, and we found our pieces from other groups. We helped them out to finish their puzzles and look for the missing ones.



The meal was super! Diet was a taboo that weekend, we ate, no, we slobbed our way through the meals! They ate like me! Haha! When the sun came down, it was time to discuss the history of the MCC Church and share the “history.” I already have a background of what happened, but I never got the clear idea on what REALLY happened. Starting with Fr. Mickley until today, I was able to hear everything on what happened. That night, a couple of students came and Jed gave them a crash course on what we did during the day. He hated me and Roy for sleeping through the activity! Haha! Roy and I were dead tired and didn’t notice we were already zombiefied and walked through our rooms and slept.

That morning, thank GOD I got my daily dose of protein from TAHO! I forgot to bring my Soya milk so I gulped 2 glasses of hot warm TAHO! Breakfast was served and again, I just told myself I’ll run double this week at the gym! Hehe…

It was now time to discuss about Homosexuality and the Bible. I already have an idea on what was the issue during my previous membership class before joining MCC, but this time was better since we were able to dissect the issues of Homosexuality not being a sin or a sickness. What I love about Ptr. Regen’s discussion was the research done.

There were a couple of verses that were discussed and per group; they will have to answer why it was incorrect. The participants were surprised how one word can change the history. I’ll just then post a separate entry about this one. NOSEBLEED.


After the discussion, we then prepared for lunch and the Worship service. It was a surprise to us the old members that we were just expecting 4 members, but lo and behold; in front of us are 11 –ONSE –LABING ISA - ELEVEN new members that wanted to join our family. Everything’s falling into place, this was one of those “the secret” moments I was thinking before. We were happy preparing for our trip back to Manila.


I then went to meet Kojie at Glorietta for a date. It was a long time before we enjoyed each other’s company. We decided to watch Legend of the Guardians, and bought our signature pre film watching meal: World Chicken, 1 order of Potdog Fried Siomai, Biggie Iced tea! We used to buy frosty as well, but this time, we decided to try Beard Papa’s cream puff . Scale of 1 to 5, it’s a 3. It was still early so we roam around the mall, window shopping, and decided to stay at Timezone for a couple of games. It was rather odd since there weren’t that much people on a Sunday evening. I was able to play this:


Kojie was teasing me since I was struggling with the screen since it was my first time, thanks to my bestfriend BALUGA for introducing me this game! It was fun and not to mention the music was nice! I wanna download them!It was then his turn to play, concentrating, he wasn't able to stop me from taking his pic. Aminin nyo, cute sya dito!


After the movie, we went home, and ended the night with a kiss, a hug closed eyes and cuddled to slumber while holding hands.