Saturday, 28 June 2008

I've been Dished Away!!!!

For the past few days at work, I felt being dished away. Last Thursday, I was working on a 12-hour day shift, but half of that day was spent in Accident and Emergency (A&E, ER). I was asked to help the department because they got so busy and although they have enough staff for the day, there were about seven ambulances which arrived at once due to a road traffic accident. Well, I'm not moaning, (nurse tayo eh) I am more than happy to help out of duty and passion. And today, again I was working the same twelve hour day shift, and by two o'clock in the afternoon, apparently, our shift coordinator have drawn our names in the hat, and she pick mine up, so I was sent down to help in one of the wards. Well, what shall I say? Okey! fine, no problem, I don't want to argue, I don't wanna moan, get on with it. Thank you very much. Saying that, the afternoon went well. I actually enjoyed working in the ward. It's been a while now that I've not work in other departments. The staff thought, because I work in the Intensive Care, I knew lots of stuff! Hmmmmmm, lols, you just don't know....... I dunno nothing, too. hehehehehehe.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Siyanga Pala

Siyanga pala, I am officially announcing na I will be writing in Filipino na rin, at di lang english language. That include tagalog, ilonggo, cebuano at ilocano dialects. I will try my best to post articles in different dialects, kasi, baka makalimutan ko ang mga ito, sayang. Dito kasi sa bahay, either tagalog between me and my husband and english or tagalog between our children, eh paano naman ang salita kong bisaya at ilocano? Ako ra na sya magamit kung ako nagtawag sa akong mga ginikanan o sa akong mga igsuon. Ang akong asawa, palipit ang dila, di gyud na sya makasabot, pwede gani nako na sya ibaligya. Pero, kung ako nagluto ug sud-an nga lutong bisaya, sus, lami gyud na iyang kaon, pati mga bata,....lagi.

Nati - Tense Ako!

Walang dyo, kanina pa ako paikut-ikot dito sa lounge namin, dahil ako lang mag-isa dito sa bahay, di ko naman magawa ang gusto kong gawin. Nung pagkahatid ko sa mga bata sa school, naibangga ko sa poste yung front bumper ng kotse, kaya nagalusan sya. Buti na lang at madahan lang naman, pero sigurado ako, magdadakdak na naman si Panget (my husband) mamaya pag-uwi nya, pero palagay ko di nya naman mapapansin, kasi parang kaskas lang, anung paki nya, akin naman ito, buti sana kung yung kanya ang nasira..... Arrrrggghhhhh, ano ba, kanina pa ako ganito, in fact, kagabi pa. Di ako mapakali, I think, dahil may interview ako mamaya, alas singko ng hapon, over the phone from Canada. Di nown load ko nga yung most asked questions during interview from google, pero di ko naman binabasa. I tried to do some relaxation techniques, pero di effective. Ngayon lang yata ako naduwag ng ganito. Pinakain ko na ang mga rabbits namin, pati na rin ang isda sa aquarium sabay kausap sa kanila. Ano kaya, hugasan ko kaya lahat ng mga plato ulit, paborito kong gawin yun, eh.... pero malinis na sila. Siguro, kung di lang carpeted ang bahay ko, naglampaso na rin siguro ako, kanina pa.....May nakuha akong opportunity sa PPP pero wa ako sa mood magsulat. I don't care, and I don't give a damn. Kasi naman, okey na sana at settled na kami rito sa UK pero itong Alfredo (asawa kong Panget) aba eh, narinig lang sa mga kaibigan na mas maluwag daw ang buhay sa Canada, ayun at katakut-takot na persuasion ang ginawa para lang ako mapapayag mag-apply, kesehodang mas maganda daw ang magiging business nya roon, ke mura daw ang bilihin, etc, etc, etc...... ayan tuloy, eto ngayon ako, di malaman ang tension na nararamdaman sa isip (meron kaya ako nun?) at dibdib ko. Pero in fairness, excited lahat kami lumipat, etong hanep lang na interview na 'to ang sumisira ng araw ko ngayon.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Fancy some Olives?

Just posting this so succulent, mouth watering olives. They're my favorite starters or say appetizers, well, unless someone would kindly offer me some seafood gourmet. I've never like this kind of stuff before. I only used olive oil in the kitchen, but other than that, I didn't like its fruit, until we tried the greek salad with olives, only then I fancied the taste of these beauties. Add to it some pickled garlic and succhini, yum, yum....Just by looking at these, I feel like I'm craving for some now.


My husband and I went to an Indian shop this morning to get some fresh asian vegetables such as ampalaya, okra, opo, saluyot at sitaw. And to add into, we saw a few young coconuts (buko). To our delight, we got one although the size is no bigger than my son's head. It cost £3.00. So expensive! When we got home, I told my husband to cut it, but he said, not until the kids are back from school because he'd want them to see it..... it just dawned on me, my poor kids, didn't experience what I had when I was young. Coconuts, climbing trees, swimming in the backyard's fishpond, digging shallow wells, cooking grass in tin cans, fetching ducks and chickens eggs etc. etc. I can only tell them stories.

To make matters worst, my colleague at work, he's into plenty of holidays, but only realized lately that coconuts grew tall, all his life 'til then thought they were like pineapples! How sad is that? I have invited him to come to the Philippines, especially in the fruit basket Davao, so he'd see and taste fruits he probably haven't imagine.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Tag Time

Shiela Tagged me this So chained myself along. Come and connect with us, too.

:::Start here:::1. Sojourn 2. Pinay Mom in Czech Republic 3. See Me for what You Will 4. LAINY’S MUSINGS 5. OUR JOURNEY TO FOREVER6. My Paperless Writings 7. As The World Turns 8. My Daily Discourse 9.From This Side 10. Our Family Adventure! 11. Shopaholic Ties the Knot 12. FunFierceFabulous 13. My Precious 14. My World in My Own Word 15. Observer's Eyes
Are you deeply in love with your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend? If you do, let’s try how well you remember the moment of your life with him. But before you put yourself in the hot seat please read the rules of this tag first.

1. This tag should be pass on to your friends.

2. Visit the blog of the person you’ve got this tag.

3. Leave a comment on her/his tag post. Be sure to thank her/him for this tag.

4. Highlight and link all the list of people who accepted this tag by visiting their blog site.

5. There are 10 questions that you need to answer but you will be the one to write the 10th question for the next person you want to pass this tag. Here are the questions. Be honest with your answers.
Lets Start:

1. How did you meet your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?

On 1996 new year's eve, going to 1997 I dialled a number on the phone not knowing what it was, and someone on the other end sound so handsome so asked him to be my phonepal and since then, I am still connected, online, offline, by text, email, post, at home, at heart, at soul etc. etc. etc.

2. Where did you go on your first date?

We went to church.

3. When was your first intimate kiss?

April Fools 1997. Did not realize it then, it just happened spontaneously but after that I was so scared knowing the date.... but I am just so lucky, he does not know anything about April fools, so I just kept quiet.

4. How many girlfriends/boyfriends he/she had in the past?

I am his sevententh!!!

5. What is his/her ethnicity?

Pure Filipino, Tagalog from Gapan Nueva Ecija.

6. What is his/her favorite food?

He loves Filipino Delicacies, specially if it requires kamayan.

7. What is he/she like if he/she is mad?

Quiet, with selective hearing, so better be careful with my words. He is a man of very few words when angry.

8. What are the things he/she did you thought is the most romantic thing he’d/she’d ever done?

Well, he is pretty flirt and does small sweet nothings most of the time, and he makes me laugh regularly.

9. Describe how he/you proposed to you.

He proposed to me few weeks after that April Fool's, but I was so young then, just graduated and qualified as RN so didn't know how to handle his proposal so I turned it down, but he has persevered, like asking me he can wed me anywhere, and if I'm in doubt, I can cut open his heart, and even bended on his knees. No effect to me until one day, inuwi ba naman ako sa kanila, di ko alam, tanan na pala yun.......Alam nyo, for two weeks, di talaga ako lumalabas ng kwarto, just imagine, ano na lang sasabihin ng mga tao sa akin, all those sort of thoughts. So ashamed of myself, so confused, Being a Bisaya, di ba, our dignity is so precious, di ba?

When did you know he was the ONE? Question Mark

I always knew he is the one from that April Fool's day because I have seen him how sticks to his routine, principles, and words. I saw him in his real colour without any masks or make up to impress me, he just came as he is.
:::End here:::
I am now going to tag PinayMama, Mira's A Moment to Exhale, Asawa's Heaven, Joy Burlinson

I have to Do It.

Following days of turmoil fixing my blog with no success, I have to extract some of its functionalities such as my guestbook, news archives, adsense, and change the whole template. Finally, it is back with the basic functions and perhaps, I just need to get used to its new look, though, not very great for me, I should say. I am just as happy to see my cbox so accessible instead of going to through the bottom to find my messages as well as my friends and neighbors. In the next few days, I will try and find a better template which would look like my persona. So for now, my apologies to friends. You haven't come to a new blog, it is still the same me, just with a new design. Hope you'd come back again.

PACQUIAO This Sunday!!!!

Yes, it's gonna be this Sunday 28th June 2008, Manny Pacquiao will again be in the Boxing ring to fight another ultimate winner David Diaz. Of course, it's a much awaited fight and my husband is trying to secure a pay per view from TFC, but they would not confirm they can give us it, so he said, if you can not assure me until Wednesday, don't bother, I'll get one from HBO. Tough! I can not blame him. It is PACQUIAO we are talking about!

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Something is Wrong

I have been trying to sort this out since yesterday, but I find my blog has got something wrong in it. I lost all my friends and neighbors list as well as the archives of my post on the left hand side. Tried my best to check on the layouts, and looked at settings, too, but nothing helped. I do not know what else to do, helpppppppp! I do need help. This blog is my only leisure in life at present. I love what I am doing with it, but now it's into pieces.
Please, I am desperate to get it back to its usual self.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Trouble with the Police

This is a photo of my husband and kids with the police, and boy, don't these people looked so cool when they are on their winter outfit . I think every man should have a gear like theirs. It speaks of authority, power, service, adventure, loyalty, law, and personal grooming.
Every time I see a Policeman, I always look at how he walk, talk, and carry his stunt. His gadgets add a good impression. Even the tiniest detail such as his watch, his head gear, the badges.... all add up to create such a respectable image.
But mind you, though he look gorgeous and so manly, make sure do no mess on him. He's up to no mischief, you know.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Just posing, nothing special.

Just Me
The next high street models
Up close and personal
With a little friend to pose with

Why I Blog?

I would like to address this post to my fellow bloggers...

When you created your blogs, what was your goal? Can you tell me of the great reasons why you are blogging?

Well, for me, I have plenty of ideas and thoughts that I needed to bring out. Perhaps, it's just honest fact to say that I am a frustrated writer. I used to join essay writing contests at school, and I am more expressive if I write things down, than saying it. If I can turn back time, and my personal circumstances then is different, and money is not a problem, I probably have taken a course and pursued a career in writing. My parents kept telling me when I was younger, a writing career is difficult, you can't even earn a living from it, unless you are super bright and famous, and be able to sell lots of your articles, otherwise, you'll just one of those lonely ones. I suppose, they are just concerned of my future.

Anyway, I grew up, had a family, and didn't regret what direction I followed, but the love of writing is still here, deep in my heart. That's where Blogging became very very alive in front of me. I can express my thoughts, I can scream, I can cry, I can emote, I can be sentimental, I can laugh, I can be angry, I can be nobody, I can be somebody, I can be anyone, a person, a thing, a poem, a song.... in fact anything! And yet I can make sure that I exist through the posts, articles, and prints.... that's the power of publishing. And what do I get here????? like a computer, sometimes you get filled up with information therefore you wanted to store these information in your memory, but as a human being, our brains do deteriorate as we grow old, and eventually we will lose our memory. Such a shame that it happens, unlike computers, when its memory fills up, it can have added storage. So what was I exactly pointing out in here????? Have you ever thought of what your next generation will learn about you? This is the very reason why I am Blogging. I want to write about real things and happenings in my life and family, my work, my affairs, in fact anything that I feel worth writing about. So when my descendants will ask about me, they can just log on the Internet and find out for themselves, first hand information, and not being relayed by anybody else where things added on or taken away.

Another reason why I am blogging is, the beauty of being in a social network. I have expanded my "personal universe" a lot since joining SocialSpark , I made several friends and actually socialize with them virtually by sending and receiving messages. Not only being nosy by reading and hopping by their blogs, I have learned plenty of tips on how they live their lives, ran their families, spend their money, enjoy their time, express their humour, and so much more. The list is endless.

And with all these reasons, I can get paid if I want to. Now tell me, who says that being a writer is a sad, penniless, loner? In SocialSpark , I get to write on things around our lives (they call this opportunities). Advertisers put up opportunities with price on them, and if you take that opportunity, you just need to write about it and publish it in your blog, and boil'ah! you get paid!!!! And because it is a social network, articles written are 100% real opinions where blogger talk about how they feel about it, 100% Transparent which means no hidden agenda, 100% auditable In Post disclosure which blogger disclose their interests such as if are they talking about a paid or sponsored post, and the best thing is it is 100% search engine friendly.
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Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Family's Pamper day, My Labour Day.

Well, I had a lovely day off yesterday, and to make it extra special, I brought the whole family to dine out. Just being together as a family is worth celebrating. All of us enjoyed being served at a local restaurant, but unfortunately I forgot the camera so wasn't able to take photos of the place and the food, but it's superb. Then we went to Asda to buy some groceries to start with, but ended up looking at the charts and DVD's. Kids also got a new game for their Nintendo DS's. We went home exhausted but thrilled.
Just before bedtime, I got my foot spa kit out and gave my two kids and husband a good treat each, plus a much needed soothing massage. Ahhhh, joy! I ended up with worn out hands and arms, but seeing them relax and enjoy is a perfect sight.
And guess what? Today, I was on a late shift at work, from 13:30 to 20:00 PM, and soon as I got home, my boy asked me......Mum, are you gonna give us a massage? (Me): What??? Yeah I will, for fifty quit, have you? He just laughed.

Social Spark, New Internet Experience.

I have just joined this community and got a very good response straightaway. I am amazed how Social Spark has given me confidence in becoming more proactive in blogging, after all, I love what I was doing, and to actually know that there are people out there who are reading and knowing your thoughts is worthwhile. Isn't it nice to have an online community, reaching out for those people you don't normally socialize physically into? This social network has just brought another level of Internet experience. In fact, I am just so excited to get things moving, and as I must say, being a member of Social Spark, I am taking this opportunity to invite my viewers/readers to join, and you surely would enjoy your online presence. Being in Social Spark Network, you get to see what other bloggers are up to, have new friends, and more.
One of Social Sparks' features is creating a relationship between advertisers and bloggers, for which both benefits evenly. For example, I, for one, a blogger, can take on opportunities and blog about it, and I get paid for it... isn't it great? And for the advertisers' part, they are able to reach readers and let them know what they can offer. Either way, there's great chance of creating a very good media.

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Monday, 16 June 2008

Loose Weight?

I have been blog hopping for the last few days before I go to sleep, and most women bloggers are talking about their weight, excess fats, unwanted shapes and corners. Well I can relate to them, because I am also seeing it in reality to myself. I thought, I should really loose a bit here and there, but how could I. Exercise? yes I've been there, diet, nahhh.... irrelevant. I've just come back from a party! In fact yesterday as well, and another one coming this Wednesday. Invitations coming from left and right, and although I do not attend to all of them, I still get to go to some and the food are always irresistible. I eat more and more each time. Everyone has got something to offer, how could I loose weight. Someone said, just discipline! I don't think so.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

My Family and Children's Health

Being a mother, and a nurse, I am aware of the importance of my children's health. I am always making sure that my family eat healthy and balanced diet, have adequate physical activities daily, and secured emotional and mental environment. I believe in the saying that goes "every ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure". When my kids were borne, I brought them to every appointment with their pediatrician, let them have every vaccine necessary, and took their Doctor's advice diligently. I could not take any risk when it comes to my children's health. They say that mothers know best, but I say, I agree but, with someones professional guidance, it couldn't be better.
I became a mom at a young age of twenty two, but it didn't hinder me to become a better, responsible, cautious, and meticulous mother. And over ten years now, I still am learning. I read books about children's and family health, be vigilant about any problems, such as infections and diseases. We do not have to be ill to see our doctors. Regular health check ups and screenings are as important as anything else. I was just watching this video Dr. Paul Offit from Youtube and I could not fault any of his words.
I am aware, being a nurse working in the Intensive Care, that research and developments on health practices are done and published frequently, therefore, the information we need are so accessible nowadays. Yet, I am also aware, that there are still health myths existing around. We need to educate ourselves and be open to change, especially if it is scientifically proven.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

This is what I really, really wanted to do.

When I finish my night shift tomorrow morning, I would like to do this. And I don't care what you say, but for me, it's hahahahahahaha!

Got tagged by Heap UP. Thanks!
Here are the Rules for this tag:
Remove one (1) question from below and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag people on your list. List them out at the end of this post.
1. What is your favorite food?
Plenty and depending on my mood. Something cooked and served for me specially.
2. What was your happiest moment when you were a child?
Able to build my own playhouse made of sack and have authority over it.
3. Where is the place that you want to go the most?
Anywhere. I believe, every place has got to offer something.
4. Do you think you are worthy to be saved by God?
Yes, He loves me, there's no doubt about it, and even if I am a sinner, He still sees my worth, therefore He gave the best chance, and I am having that chance with no second thoughts.
5. When you encounter a sad moment, what do you do?
Pray and Sing.
6. What are you afraid to lose the most?
My family!
7. If you win $1 million, what would you do?
I don't know. In the first place I do not bet on anything, therefore theres no chances I am going to win anything. But if I am given $1M, I will give part of it to the Mission of our church, part of it to secure my childrens education and homes, and a little token for me and my husband to remind me I have been blessed, and that I am sharing that blessing with him, probably a platinum ring for each of us.…
8. What is the saddest moment for you last year (2007)?
I can not remember.
9. Which actor/actress would you like to play you in a movie?
Harrison Ford
10. How do you cope with boredom?
going to places near or far, taking photos of anything at their spontaneous moments. I don't like planning or posed pictures.
11. Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most?
I can't think of any.
12. What type of person do you hate the most?
A liar!
13. What is your ambition?
to become a nurse consultant in five years time.
14. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
I wish that every people should have genuine love in their hearts and are able to share it.
15. How did you celebrate New Year?
I roasted a huge turkey and trim it with usual veges and gravy and plenty of fruits, got all of us, my husband, two kids, and myself dressed casually special, and have a nice dinner and conversation in our home, lights dimmed to bring on the beauty of the candle lights.
16. What has been the craziest thing you’ve ever done in your whole life?
Driving on a motorway at nigh time in the UK with my friend to a Christmas dinner, knowing that I am not allowed to drive yet as I have no license or insurance, and upon going home at midnight, drove home without my lights on. It's crazy and stupid!
17. What do you look forward to in 2008?
Sell our house from the UK and move to Canada.
18. If your life is a song, what title best fits it?
19. What is your inspiration in life?
God's creation....Real, live, beautiful, Perfect!
20. If you were to change one event in your life, what would it be?
Nothing, every event I had served its own purpose, some sad, some happy, but I believe each has brought every colour I have in me now.

I am now tagging, Shiela, Ella, Novie, Letlet, Malou

Friday, 13 June 2008

Just venting, otherwise it's going the other way!

I have one of the crappiest night shift last night....not because we are busy (take note, I thrive under pressure and challenge) but because we have a crap coordinator who thinks she is good, but I think, it's only in her thoughts. Did you get me????? I could not believe how she manage her staff, it feels like come what may, no plan.... C'mon, let me do your job and I'll show you how to do it well! Grrrrrrrrrrrr..... The only consolation I had is that I know that she would not be back tonight. So much better. Don't ask me who is it, because I will never ever mention names of people not even worth writing about. Huh! Anyway, let me make my statement clear and straight. "Some people are born leaders, and when they lead, they lead well. While some are just made leaders, and when they lead, they lead according to their theory qualifications. Their character remain of an ordinary."

Thursday, 12 June 2008

On nights again

It's gonna be tough. Yeah, I am on night shifts again from tonight until Saturday. You all know how I hate working nights, but I have to do it as my fairshare. If only my physical body agrees to it, it shouldn't be a problem. Also, I am a kind of person that doesn't want to do unnecessary fuss. Hope my nights just go by smoothly. See you soon. The rose, my daughter's subject from our garden. Taken at dusk.

I am hired!!!!!Roll down the red carpet, get ready for my BIG Entrance

When I started blogging, I thought it was such a nice idea for using my spare time. Blogging is like publishing your own magazine, or newspaper... you need to have readers, viewers, commentators, etc..... and for few weeks I have posted personal views, campaigned for something, and have influenced people who came and read my articles. I am happy everytime I received comments, and notes from people whom I don't know personally, yet have become my friends online. They are my customers.
Then someone encouraged me to join Pay Per Post to monetize my blog. At first, I was skeptical. Who on earth would waste their money because I was doing what I enjoy? Who would care about it? Then she explained to me how it works, etc. etc. etc. I thought, uhmmm, if I give it a try, I will lose nothing... so I did, and today, I got an email saying my very own Observer's Eyes is now approved, and I can start looking at paid oppurtunities and can write about them,.... that easy! And guess what, just by writing this alone, I got $20.00!!!! Honestly, I can't stop thinking what this blogworld can take me to, and the extra money, just imagine, I AM GETTING PAID just because I am doing what I love to do. What could be better than that????? Join Now!
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

We watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull last Monday, and I am impressed for its creation. I am a great fan of films directed by Steven Spielberg, and knowing that he did this one, I know, when we (my husband and two kids) agreed to watch it in Cineworld, we are up to great adventure, awesome actions, and spectacular backdrops.... and indeed, it is. I don't look at who's doing what. I am not into celebrities, you know...... but I am more of who wrote the story, who chose the casts, and who is the man in the chair.
Every detail of the film is well thought, colours, and lighting well balanced. I could not find any fault and although rated 12A, I have no qualms in recommending it to kids over seven years old, whose age are into adventure. Well, it's not up to me to say this, but truly, films like these are worth checking out. In fact, though we've watched it in the big screen, I will get a DVD copy of it for my collections' sake. Happy viewing.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

There is no other Time but NOW!

I was just watching the daily news from TV Patrol in TFC, and it is saddening to know that teachers in the Philippines are underpaid, degraded, and never has been rewarded for their efforts, following years of service to the country in educating the next generation. I feel so sorry for these people who are giving their "all" to provide information, develop skills, boost confidence, and shape the future of the Philippines.
I am a nurse, and have left the country to find a better life abroad. I have not asked for a luxurious life, but at least be secured enough to think that my kids will get the best chance to be able to stand strong in their time. If I have stayed in the Philippines, I probably would not get this security. I am aware that there have been thousands who have gone the same path as mine, leaving a gigantic shortage of nurses in the Philippines.
I will not be surprised if someday, these teachers will decide to leave Philippines, too. There have been promising jobs lurking around the world, with better pay, working lives, and benefits. If this will come to pass, I am so scared of the aftermath. What will happen to the next generation? What is the country's future? What ? What?..... You probably know Why!
As a country, I have nothing against the Philippines. Indeed, I still stand firm and proud being a Filipino. I am a great campaigner of its beauty, and exotic destinations. But it angers me to the max that it is being exploited, corrupted, and governed by people who have no other intention but to get their personal gain. Each leader have their own agenda, blaming each other, and just like crabs in a bucket, wanting anyone who goes up gets clipped down.
Well, what else can I say? Can I do better than this? I am an ordinary person, probably non-existent to the eyes of the Philippine Government. But I do believe in Tesco's "Every little helps". I am here to influence your thoughts, ask you to think, and get involved. Our beloved country needs people who have the pure heart to serve - not politics, not people's power that leads to misunderstanding and division, people who sometimes just join because they are paid to participate, but not realizing what they are into. Our beloved country needs people who are clear of their service, transparent of their intentions, etc. My fellow countrymen, there is no other time, BUT NOW.
Teddy Grad Graduation Father's Day Teddy 1 Hear Ye

Just the Closer of us

Jessica & Me
James & Me


Sunday, 8 June 2008

My tribute to Daboy

I would like to pay tribute to the late Philippine actor Rudy Fernandez. He was one of the best in the industry, and truly had a great talent. I could remember when I was still a little girl, my Dad would take us for a family day out regularly, but that day out can be extra special if he takes us to see a film, and being a solid Daboy fan, we get to watch pictures if Rudy Fernandez is on it. I grew up and Daboy's name remained great. He was a great actor, father, husband to Lorna, personality, celebrity, model, and in fact just as he is. Learning that he has passed away yesterday, had brought sorrow to my heart.
Although not in anyway related to him or personally knew him, I can say that he is in fact part of "myself" being a Filipino. I would like to send my sincerest sympathy to all whom he left behind.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Weekend Diary

This Sunday, we are going to Church in London at the Jesus Miracle's Ministries, and we will be joined by Steve Kuban in the Praise & Worship. I am excited to meet and speak to him personally. As we are gearing to move to Canada this year, I might as well talk to him as he's borne and bred from that beautiful country. I will be posting more about this meeting next week. For now, it's time to go back to Cambridge to cheer for the Ipswich Tigers. Should we win this one, we will just be waiting to the Finals, otherwise, four more games - which obviously is a least desired option. If we win, I will surely get Evening Star and BBC LookEast to cover it. Hep hep hooorraaayyyy.

Friday, 6 June 2008

Stick your thorns out

BBQ, Waiting for the sun

It's June and middle of the year, yet it's wet, wet,wet and WET.... almost everyday. Last year, it was the same. I could not believe it's summer here in Great Britain. Should be the time to enjoy some sunshine (moan, mon, moan !!!*&$3£). In fact, in anticipation for the sunshine, I am ever ready to bring out the BBQ, I have patiently skewed last night, so that any of my friends pop to ours, I have got something ready, or perhaps they might call me just to see their garden in blooms and ended up having a sit down, I could just bring it on. Poor skewed pork, has to live in the freezer until the sun is up.I hope the rosemary's would not decide to root up or bloom in there.

Test Mic test...

When there was me and you. How romantic melody. Just telling me right now, yes, we get to age, and more mature, but once you hear that music of your heart, you stop and just rewind your youth.

I could not believe this! My kids' mischief.....

Well, I am on my own today. Kids at school, husband in London, sooooo...... I sat in the sofa, and logged in to my blog, investigated who came and had tea at my post, and then I've realized, yeah, I did help the kids set up their own blog, few days back, linked to me rather than them creating their own. So I went to check them out. I am impressed with Jessica's despite some of her spellings are wrong, she proved able to speak her mind. To be fair to her, she has been so proactive with school's activities such as swimming, tug rugby, being a carer, music shows, etc...., so I said to myself, I'm not going to be hard on this, afterall she's only ten. Huh, she's just pimped our search page.
Then to James' site, hmmm, not much. He's a boy and typical seven, into his nintendo DS and some weird toys such as the monster egg which he kept in an eggshaped container filled with water. It looked like an ordinary egg inside for the first three days, then I saw it cracked a little, and finally, it turned into a monster.
Well, at least it is still contained in that eggshape home. Mind you, he's never told anyone about this aside from his partner in crime, sister Jessica, and they both hid this in our wardrobe, so that just before they go to bed, I could hear them fussing about something in our bedroom, so I went to check out, and they just told me they're looking after their pet and it should be in the dark. Okey.....
And triops, and little stuff toys, which at first, I thought are a bit softee and costs more than what you'd get, then I realized there's more to them. Lately, he told me that those toys have got access codes to online games.
And the worst bit of it all is..... shame on me, he got a link of the High School Musical 2 from youtube. I could not believe this. I started blogging around a month ago, and I do not know how to copy and post tags, let alone a video from youtube.....and he could???? What on earth is going on? I am supposed to tell them or teach them "how to" these things, but I guess, I have to ask my son to teach me it this time. I am sure, I could still catch up on how this techie bit work..... Well, hopefully.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

We are moving In...

We are finally moving in. Yes, we have waited this long, and finally, the new build is through, and we can finally move to the new state of the art, very modern, and sophisticated Garrett Anderson Center, and yes, I am one of the staff who will move. The intensive care unit is just so "WOW", high technology, and most of the nearby hospitals of the county are eager to see it as well. Oh, I just can't wait.... It will be this Tuesday, 10th June 2008... See you there.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

A Day to Bond

Freddie, Jessica, and James.... Shame, I can't join because I am holding the camera

We had a very relaxing day out today as a family. Again, it is our priority to bond, despite our busy lives. The kids are going back to school after a week's half term, Freddie is as busy in his business, while me, well, full time intensive care nurse.

Dad and son, walking as bestmates.

This is the only photo taken of me, and yes, a stolen one also by my hubby, caught me unaware whilst keeping an eye on the two kids running around. Well, not moaning, kind of good one anyway.
Indeed, it was a fantastic day. We started swimming with friends, then decided to have fish and chips, and ended with spending few pennies at the Pier Casino. Though we didn't win anything, we had a great time.

Again, being the camera holder, unable to join them part two. It's not fair at all!!!

Youd do not have to spend huge bucks to be happy, it's how you share time and joy to each other.

The fish and chips. Pure British.

After a wholesome but leg aching day, we only have a couple of these special chocs to bring home....Stupid, ain'it????