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Monday, December 31, 2007

Auld Lang Syne!!!

In response to Wholly Burble's post...here is my Fun Music Monday entry.

I just love this song that I can't help but echoes her song...

So here is another entry of Auld Lang Syne...

To say how grateful I am for all my friends is such an understatement...after all, they say, our greatest assets are the people who care for us...then I realize, how wealthy I am!




May peace break into your house
May thieves come to steal all your debts
May the pocket of your jeans be a magnet for lots of money
May love stick to your face like vaseline
May laughter assault your lips
May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires
May happiness slap you across the face
May your tears be that of joy
May the problems you had forget your home address
And may the Lord gift you with good health!

Happy New Year!!!

Cheers to a wonderful 2008!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ciao 2007

I'm doing a quick review on what are the things that happened this year...not in any order of importance of course...

(1) I attended the COPC Training in Singapore. I met so many nice people and got my certification...it was a tough thing to go through, but now, I'm a COPC Registered Coordinator.





(2) My brother got married this year...








(3) Another year with Yummy!




(4) A new member of the family came! Baby Sean Hendrik, my nephew...






(5) I was able to drive to the south of Cebu island and enjoy sunrise!










(6) I was able to do several of crafts...here are samples.




(7) Joined Charity Walk.




(8) Life at work is becoming bearable as each day passes!




(9) Company's Christmas Party... Go...Q!!!

On the way to the party...









The Operations Managers...








With Christal from HCD...




Coffee after the party...






(10) Spend more time in the mall in the last month of the year...LOL

With Mom...



(11) I did some changes to my hair!







(12) I did get to know our Vendor Manager, and he is not an @$$ after all. It was in his second visit this year that I get to know him more. I was right for not judging him then though I know he had his biases against me... ;)

(13) This year had been financially better for me despite all the challenges I've had.

(14) Here is my partial review: Partial Audit Report - Mariposa 2007

(15) I have met wonderful people here in BLOGland...and that, I'm so grateful!

(16) And a lot more! Maybe my brain is just too overwhelmed to remember all right now...but these are monumental things that are so real to me as of the moment!

Note: Please excuse me for spoiling myself for posting lots of pics today...I'm just too visual right now!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

God Is

GOOD.


Singular Saturday - Week 3.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Hey, It's Your Loss

You know, it could have been something awesome.

I could have treated you in ways that are usually saved for romance novels.

I could have respected your boundaries, yet pushed the envelope to enable you to explore feelings, emotions and excitement you have never experienced before.

You would have known the feeling of how it feels to have someone appreciate your essence, your very being.

You would have known the feeling of orgasms that only comes with the kind of real attention that comes from somebody who gets excited more by stimulating you than using you as a partner.
Experience and patience are tools that I could have deftly used to teach you how wonderful I could make you feel.

You know I am a “wonderful lady” and muse how lucky somebody ELSE would be to have my attention. But, you don’t think of me that way. With your eyes open, I just don’t do it for you. Too bad, you didn’t just close your eyes for a second and take a chance. I could have really made it worth your while.

In the end...it really was your loss.

Note: This was not directed to anyone specifically, or even in somebody’s general direction. It is just how I feel right now.

Faint Whisper of A Doubt

Sometimes...

Sometimes, I am just so grateful for what I have done, what I have...that the slightest, such a faint whisper, as if a feather of time had brushed past your procrastinating cheek (yes, what insolence!!!)...and tells me of the pressing guilt I bear, the infinite sadness I carry, that I couldn't be all that I could have been...

I never wanted to be anybody's anything...Anything at all.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I'm Way Too Cool For You...



...and THIS IS FOR YOU!

So please...respect my space!




Beautiful Girls
by Jojo

I'm way too cool for ya boy
That's why it'll never work
I'll have you suicidal, suicidal
When I say it's over
Damn all these beautiful girls
We're only gonna do your dirt
We'll have you suicidal, suicidal
When I say it's over

Yeah yeah

I remember whenI was hanging with my friends
That's when I caught your eye
You thought that I was fly
Right then you wished that I would be your baby (be your baby)
You try to get some game
Asking me girl what ya name
All that ice upon ya chain
So I asked you the same
Something tells me that we have fun together (fun together)

I ain't easy to findI'm a one of a kind
Oh when I judge your wine
I know your only mine
Tonight is yours
Tomorrow is for another guy (another guy)

I'm way too cool for ya boy
That's why it'll never work
I'll have you suicidal, suicidal
When I say it's over
Damn all these beautiful girls
We're only gonna do your dirt
We'll have you suicidal, suicidal
When I say it's over

You've been calling me
Leaving messages all week
Was your curiousity
Got ya knees weak
I'm not looking for a man
So I don't want no confusion (no confusion)
I took ya to the floorGot ya begging me for more
But that was my queue to go
So I hit the door
I let you hot
With your mind used to running wild (running wild)

I ain't easy to findI'm a one of a kind
Oh when I judge your wine
I know your only mine
If you stick around
Be careful not to fall in love (fall in love)

I'm way too cool for ya boy
That's why it'll never work
I'll have you suicidal, suicidal
When I say it's over
Damn all these beautiful girls
We're only gonna do your dirt
We'll have you suicidal, suicidal
When I say it's over

Now a couple months have past
Never thought that this would last
Oh everybody asked
How ya got a girl like that
But you should've known
That nothing lasts forever (lasts forever)
I mashed up ya mind
When I tell you lies
But boy don't be suprised
That I'm seeing other guys
I'm too young to settle
And you should've known better (known better)

Damn all these beautiful girls (you should have known)
We're only gonna do your dirt (cos I'll have)
I'll have you suicidal, suicidal
When I say it's over



Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Show Me The Way...



Wordless Wednesday - Week 2

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

TMI Tuesday #115



1. What is your favorite holiday memory from when you were a kid?

Christmas is always "Noche Buena" with my family and opening gifts...and fireworks!

I'm now 28, I still love those three...

2. What is the "naughtiest" thing you have ever done under a Christmas tree?

I have never spent Christmas away from families...so, under the Christmas tree only means opening gifts!

3. On a scale of 1-10, how "good" were you this year?

9?! Why? Because I think 10 would be too much, and I think this year, I was almost too much... ;)

4. How long have you been playing TMI? Regularly?

I'm new to this one....this is only my second week.

5. What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you this year?

I think I have come to the point that nothing embarrasses me anymore...now, maybe that is embarrassing enough! Seriously, there's none that I can remember...fortunately or unfortunately!

Bonus (as in optional): Tell us a secret from your past that you would share during a "Nobody in this room knows this about me" ice-breaker.

Hahaha, not on Christmas day!

P.S. To all who dropped by, thank you for your wonderful greetings!
Merry Christmas!!!


Sunday, December 23, 2007

A Perfect Christmas


This is my idea of a perfect Christmas...

Wish you all a perfect Christmas!




My idea of a perfect Christmas
Is to spend it with you
In a party Or dinner for two
Anywhere would do
Celebrating the yuletide season
Always lights up our lives
Simple pleasures are made special too
When their shared with you

Looking through some old photographs
Faces of friends we'll always remember
Watching busy shoppers rushing about
In the cool breeze of December
Sparkling lights, all over town
Children's carols in the air
By the Christmas tree
A shower of stardust on your hair

I can't think of a better Christmas
Than my wish coming true
And my wish is you'd let me spend my whole life with you

My idea of a perfect Christmas is to spend it with you...


Merry Christmas everyone!
Enjoy the holidays!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

He Said I Am...




PHENOMENAL




Singular Saturday - Week 2


Thursday, December 20, 2007

No Holds Barred

I got this from Heartsinsanfrancisco, who got it from Chani at Thailand Gal... I have been wanting to do and has been working on it since November, and finally here it is!

These are 35 questions which was from Vanity Fair, titles "Answer as though you are not afraid."

How I love the answers of the two great ladies I just mentioned, and my admiration for them is just astounding. Reading their answers made me reflect and so I am trying it myself here...

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Happiness is when I have found peace with myself and the world and having something to do what I love to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.

2. What is your greatest fear?

To become the person that society wants me to be rather than the person I wanted to be.

3. Which living person do you most admire?

Anybody who has a strong sense of compassion and forgiveness.

4. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

My impatience and having to lie to people so as not to hurt them.

5. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Greed.

6. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Conventionality and Compliance or make that Mediocrity

7. On what occasion do you lie?

I struggle everyday so as not to lie...what makes me lie is when I try to protect someone from being hurt. But then, I'm not sure if this is one instance when the intention weighs more than the outcome...for I know sooner or later the truth will come out and what difference will it make if the person gets hurt today, tomorrow, months from now? I feel like I was only prolonging the agony...

8. What do you dislike most about your appearance?

I love me! I wish I have better teeth though. (But I know I can still do something about it...and the fact that I don't maybe, I am not just so bothered about it!) Then I wish I have better/nicer legs and not restless at that. (Remember this post?) And finally, I wish I have bigger boobs! :D

9. What is your greatest regret?

I could have enjoyed more of my teens. I was too busy with what was seemingly REAL life issues then and I was too in a hurry to grow up. But, it is not a REGRET, just maybe something I could have done better.

10. What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My family and dear friends.

11. Which talent would you most like to have?

I want to be able to sing again!

12. What is your current state of mind?

I am hopeful. Hopeful for so many things...not just for myself but for so many people as well.

13. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

To learn to say No and to be kind to myself.

14. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I have been a good daughter...was a public servant at a young age (which allowed me to help many out-of-school youth)...I'm able to do what I want to do.

15. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

I would like to be me again...armed with knowledge on how I can be of better service to others.

16. What is your most treasured possession?

A pair of ebony chopsticks given by an old friend.

(I was helping her organized a charity concert, that's how we met and became friends. She said, the chopstick is something that will remind me not to worry for I shall never go hungry because I have helped so many people by helping her with that event, and I will be blessed.

And true enough, it has brought me enormous blessings. So much that my family and friends would always say it is my lucky charm. But for me, it holds a special place in my heart because it reminds me to always share whatever blessings I have with others, big or small.

I know she valued them so much and yet, she gave them to me. It made me realize that acts of charity and generosity are most valuable when we share to people what we value most.

Money and other material things are the easiest thing to give. But sharing one's self, is a great challenge!)

17. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Not being able to do what I want to do because of other people's opinion.

18. Where would you like to live?

I think it's more on with whom and for whom...

19. What is your most marked characteristic?

Determined and Compassionate (sometimes to a fault!)

20. Who are your favorite writers?

A lot and too many to mention...depends on the theme too.

21. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

Jo in "Little Women, Scarlet in "Gone With the Wind", Sayuri in "Memoirs of a Geisha", Vianne Rocher in "Chocolat, Anne of "Anne of Green Gables", Anna Leonowens of "Anna and the King", Guido Orefice of "Life is Beautiful (Vita è bella, La)", and a lot more...I can't just remember them now.

22. Who are your heroes in real life?

Self-made people.

23. What is it that you most dislike?

Prejudice.

24. What is your motto?

Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow...

25. Favorite Journey?

That day when I woke up and realized I couldn't sing anymore. From that moment, to that day I have accepted to myself that there must be a greater meaning for what happened and resolved to find that meaning and stopped asking God why. (That was the best part of my journey so far, that whenever I am in my highs I looked and I am being humbled by that experience, and in my lows, and it gives me strength and faith to tell myself, "..this too, shall pass.")

26. What do you value most in your friends?

The time they spent with me.

27. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

CRAP

28. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Evita? LOL

29. What is your greatest extravagance?

Jewelry

30. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

None. My family is not the most perfect one in the world, but I am not and will not change a thing about them.

31. What is your favorite occupation?

I have always wanted to be a mother and a wife. That will be my favorite occupation.

32. What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Compassion

33. What is the quality you most like in a man?

Compassion

34. How would you like to die?

I want to die beautifully (and restful of course!) at the arms of the man I love. (You can laugh...!)

35. If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?

I want to know how to maximize all that I have to help others.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Will You Marry Me?


This is my first Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

TMI Tuesday #114

I'm doing TMI Tuesday today. Yes, and I'm doing it from my work desk...I'm bored.

1. Are you done with your shopping yet?

Not yet...I'm still half of my list...not because I'm not doing anything but because the list is getting longer...like last minute, I decided to buy all the security guards, the cleaners and company nurses gifts...and there are about 19 of them!

2. What is your favorite sexual position?

Hahaha! I hope my wholesome readers will not stop coming here because this item...

I have two favorite positions.

In no particular order they are ... missionary with my legs up over the man's shoulders, and...being held up with my legs wrapped around the man's waist.

Make that three...acutally, but I'm keeping my mouth sealed on that one!

3. On a scale of 1-10, how open are you to trying new sexual things?

8?

4. What present are you hoping to get this year?

Hahaha, I want to get a DigiCam for myself! (Yes, I don't have one of my own...)

5. With your current partner (or your last partner) how often was the sex better than just good?

It's always better than good!

Bonus (as in optional):

Can a relationship that you are part of survive on sex alone? Could it survive a prolonged period of abstinence?

For me, a relationship will survive if both parties are willing to keep it and make it work... ;)




Monday, December 17, 2007

Counting Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)

I'm doing Fun Music Monday today, combining it with my list of things that I'm grateful for...now who says you can't have the best of both worlds, eh?!

This song is amazing...



Listening to this great song, let me count the things I'm grateful for...

(1) The fun I had last night in Wini's Christmas Party!
(2) The ability and the will which afforded me to do ARKs.
(3) A very restful sleep.
(4) Waking up early today!
(5) My migraine is gone, had it the whole day yesterday.
(6) The gift of wisdom who was speaking through me last night when they asked me to give the message last minute...

I never thought I could think of something meaningful to say with my migraine, but I all in all, I think I did great (so modest of me...LOL). I ended my short talk with these lines from Gladys Taber:


Christmas is a bridge.
We need bridges as the river of time flows past.
Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.

(7) Gift of Chani, of Thailand Gal, her post Remembering Who We Are inspired me on what to talk about when I give another Christmas Message this coming week...

(8) Listening to this song feels so good!

(9) The nice red dress that Yummy gave me...(pictures soon!)

(10) The beautiful shawl that went to well with the dress...I bought that shawl weeks ago not knowing what really to do with it...and it came handy last night... ;)

(11) The sunny day!

(12) I was chasing some yellow butterflies at the garden today.

(13) You! My wonderful reader!

Here is the lyrics of the song, in case you want to see along with it -

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS (Instead of Sheep)

When I'm worried and I can't sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep counting my blessings
When my bankroll is getting small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep counting my blessings

I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds
If you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings

I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds
If you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings

Sunday, December 16, 2007

ARK Sunday at Work

Just got home from a Christmas Party...

Tonight, Quality and Training department had their Christmas Party, and since that is Wini's department...Mariposa of course was there, fluttering around.

Since the whole event was a do-it-yourself thing, I volunteered to do the following for them;

(1) Did the balloon arrangement...


These are the balloons before it was set-up.

(2) Last minute, Wini realized her video cam did not have any tape...I took care of that last minute.

(3) I did the design (with Yummy's help!) of the backdrop.

(4) I printed the invitation for her...

All in all, I feel good for being able to help in making the party a great success... I hope to share some photos soon!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I Am...

BEDAZZLED

I am joining Singular Saturday today, got this from Wholly Burble.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Fun Facts About Language

• TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using only the letters on the top row of a computer keyboard.

• In ancient Greece the word 'idiot' meant a private citizen or layman.

• The furniture polish "Pledge" means "Piss" in the Netherlands.

• If you were to spell out numbers you would have to get to 1000 before you found the letter "A".

• When the Chevrolet Motor Company tried to introduce the "Nova" car to Spain it wasn't a big seller. "No va" means "Doesn't go" in Spanish.

• In the last 50 years the average working vocabulary of a 15 year old has decreased from 25,000 words to just 10,000 words.

• The longest word that can be typed only with the left hand is 'Stewardesses'.

• The only English word that ends in 'mt' is dreamt.

• The word 'Queue' is the only word in the English language that can be pronounced the same even if the last four letters have been removed one by one.

• There are more English speaking people living in China than there are in the USA!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Restless Legs Syndrome?

I just got home and I badly need to sleep, yet I can't...

I'm trying...really hard. I had been up for 16 hours now, and will be at the office in the next 6 hours, so I need to sleep.

BUT

I'm restless...no, not me, my legs!!!


After a very long day, they're definitely tired.



Maybe they need some relaxing...




Maybe they need some stretching...




Maybe they need to be elevated...



Maybe this would finally do it...



My legs, they just have this irresistible urge to move!



I need to sleep...my eyes are willing but my legs are not! :(

P.S. Happy HNT everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

We Can Laugh About It

This joke has been circulating the internet, I received this same joke years ago and today, it's in my inbox again, so finally I decided to post it so we can laugh about it...

And may the spirit of laughter visit you today!

CAROLS FOR THE PSYCHIATRICALLY CHALLENGED
(No offense meant or whatsoever, this is just a joke...)

SCHIZOPHRENIA: Do you Hear What I Hear?

MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER: We Three Queens Disoriented Are.

DEMENTIA: I Think I'll Be Home for Christmas.

NARCISSISTIC: Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me.

MANIC: Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Busses and Trucks and Trees and Fire Hydrants and...

PARANOID: Santa Claus is Coming to Get Me.

PERSONALITY DISORDER: You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll tell you Why.

DEPRESSION: Silent Anedonia, Holy Anhedonia, All is Flat, All is Lonely.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER: Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, .......(better start again)

PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE PERSONALITY: On the First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me (and then took it all away).

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I Hope They Say A Thousand Words

Last weekend I went to the mall,
and I saw this big Christmas tree...



me and the big Christmas tree


are they not cute?



I did mention that I'm now done with my decors at home, right?

So here is what I did to the porch...

Yes, that is an inverted tree in the middle...

the sides look like these


and this is my small Christmas tree at the corner of...put it just beside my PC...


They say better late than never so here what's hanging in my tree...

I have these little wood crafts...I like the angels...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Sweetly I Rejoice

Solomon Broad of Things I'm Grateful For inspired me to post this entry. And I commit myself to start my week with a post on the things that I'm grateful for...he is right, there is just so much out there that's good and wholesome, and it's easy to ignore them sometimes.

Things I'm grateful for...

(1) The nice sleep.
(2) Good breakfast.
(3) My PC and Internet which allows me to blog and read blogs.
(4) Emails from friends.
(5) The sunny day.
(6) Having a lazy Monday morning.
(7) A glass of orange juice.
(8) I'm now done with my christmas decor. Finally!
(9) The new brassiere that I bought last weekend! Ah, very comfy!
(10) My Acts of Random Kindness...the will and circumstances that afforded me to.
(11) The sound of wind chimes in the porch.
(12) Seeing butterflies in the garden this morning.

Things I want to do/ to have today...

(1) A cheerful and productive day at work today.
(2) Have a nice coffee with Wini and not talk about work. Maybe talk about our upcoming christmas party.

Things I want to do/ to have for others...

(1) Do ARKs whenever I can.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

My First ARK Sunday

This is my first time to join ARK Sundays.

The idea here is to do Act of Random Kindness every week, and it could be to anyone, and post it here every Sunday. Now I know that these acts should come naturally and we don't necessarily post or talk about it, somehow sometimes, I feel we need to have a conscious effort do these acts if they don't come naturally as they are supposed to...

This was inspired by Rura and Miss.

So for this week I did the following ARKs --

(1) On my way out of KUL (the place where my friend Wini and I eat our lunch almost everyday) I opened the door for the waitress who was carrying a tray.

(2) I donated/ loan few dollars to Kiva. I learned about this site through Solomon Broad of Things I'm Grateful For.

(3) Called a very good friend of mine, Toy. toy is a VP of Academic Affairs of CIE. I asked him to contact Kiva and see if they can tap for this organization for their project and request to get beneficiaries from the Philippines.

ARKs really do come naturally for me...and I'm thankful for that...but those 3 were the things I did consciously and at least I can remember well for now...

So I invite everyone to join ARK Sundays...

Saturday, December 08, 2007

La Mariposa's 8 Random Facts

This is a meme that I volunteered to do. I got this from Gwen of Everything I Like Causes Cancer.

Here are the rules...

(1) Make a list of eight random facts/habits about themselves.
(2) Tag eight other people to do this meme and list their names.

(3) Leave a comment on each of the Tagged People's websites ton inform them about the meme which they're tagged to do (enjoined to participate!).

Here are the facts...

(1) I love watermelon! So much that I can survive having just watermelon for breakfast, lunch and dinner for days... :D

(2) I need fresh orange juice early in the morning! Or I get cranky...my cup of coffee on the other hand comes before my evening starts (that's before I go to work) and at midnight when I have my break...

(3) I'm a call center professional and I work in the evening.

(4) I'm a BIT of a shopaholic. Many times I've been to the mall/ store to get something and end up with 20 other little items which I don't necessarily need, worst, don't necessarily remember why I got them. Maybe memory gap describes this too...LOL BUT, I really do love to shop...and shop alot I DO!

(5) And I'm not happy with number 4 fact. So in my effort to change that, slowly, I always make sure I go to the mall with somebody and I will tell them, I'm buying that item before I actually buy it...and I'm lucky if they ask me, why or what for, because I brings my senses back and I don't get to buy it anymore. (I know, I know...maybe I sound crazy here...)

(6) I don't write people's name in RED ink because in Chinese tradition it means wishing them misfortunes or bad luck. And I'm not Chinese! :P

(7) I drink occasionally, but when I drink, I mean I DRINK, and yet, I never tried getting drunk, not a bit, not at all. So, I have forever wondered what a HANGOVER really is...

(8) I'm an ee dan or a second degree black belt in Taekwondo.

Wow, that was tough considering I just did some similar memes and I was trying not to repeat any fact(s) about myself.

Here are the people I would love to know more about...

(1) Wholly Burble of Rocking Chair Ruminations
(2) Jan of Dream Weaver's Web
(3) Bob of Zen, Project Management and Life
(4) Her Royal Highness LittlePea
(5) Soccer Mom in Denial
(6) Rachel of That Night
(7) Suze of Suzel's Sass
(8) You! Yes, you! If you want to try it, please feel free...and if you could leave a message here that you are doing it....

Okay, this is not my first time to do a meme like Gwen, but, this is is my FIRST TIME TO TAG fellow bloggers...hope the success rate is acceptable. :D

Have a fun weekend everyone!!!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Procrastination

I am better and in fact I did go to work already,

And this is what I'm going through right now...

100000 feelings
010000 thoughts
001000 ideas
000100 plans
000010 started
000001 continues...

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Corporate Lessons

I have flu...so I was not able to go to work...and I've been stuck at home for the past 48 hours with nothing to do. In my attempt to entertain myself, here's what I got...

Hope it lightens up your day somehow...

Corporate Lesson 1

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower when the doorbell rings.After a few seconds of arguing over which one should go and answer the doorbell, the wife gives up, quickly wraps herself up in a towel and runs downstairs.When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next door neighbour. Before she says a word, Bob says,"I'll give you 800 dollars to drop that towel that you have on."After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob.After a few seconds, Bob hands her 800 dollars and leaves. Confused, but excited about her good fortune,the woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets back to the bathroom, her husband asks from the shower "Who was that?""It was Bob the next door neighbour," she replies."Great," the husband says, "did he say anything about the 800 dollars he owes me?"

Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk in time with your stakeholders,you may be in a position to prevent avoidable Exposure!

Corporate Lesson 2

A priest was driving along and saw a nun on the side of the road, he stopped and offered her a lift which she accepted. She got in and crossed her legs,forcing her gown to open and reveal a lovely leg. The priest had a look and nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealth fully slid his hand up her leg. The nun looked at him and immediately said, "Father, remember psalm 129?"The priest was flustered and apologized profusely.He forced himself to remove his hand. However, he was unable to remove his eyes from her leg.Further on while changing gear, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again Said,"Father, remember psalm 129?" Once again the priest apologized."Sorry sister but the flesh is weak."Arriving at the convent, the nun got out gave hi ma meaningful glance and went on her way.On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to retrieve a bible and looked up psalm 129. It Said,"Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory."

Moral of the Story: Always be well informed in your job, or you might miss a great opportunity!

Corporate Lesson 3

Usually the executives and staff of the company play basketball. The middle level managers are more interested in Tennis. The top management usually has a preference for Golf.

Finding: As you go up the corporate ladder, the balls reduce in size.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

La Mariposa and Yummy!

This...

He is a Man

You have yourself
a perfect gentleman and a total keeper
Your guy almost always acts appropriately
He's probably even very upstanding
when you're not around
There's no boy left in your boyfriend
- he's all man!


could be the reason for this...

Not a Jealous Bone in Your Body

You're secure, trusting,
and giving with friends and lovers
And while you may have been hurt before,
you've bounced back
You're generally happy with your life -
and no one's grass is greener than yours
One word of caution:
some may see your lack of jealousy as indifference!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Happy Birthday Mama!

Bless me, for I have sinned. I just committed committed a cardinal sin of child-parent relations today. I forgot to buy Mom a birthday gift. Well, I didn't completely forget, I just kept postponing it 'til it slipped from my head like that.

Today I woke up at around 4:30 AM to check how Mom is doing sine she hasn't been well since Saturday...and I saw the calendar, and realized it's her birthday today!

Today, my Mom turns 60.

I panic. I'm embarrass. I'm sorry.

I know, I know, it's pathetic. Maybe you call me a self-centered, lazy daughter because while others could have sent flowers, candy, cards and presents to the amazing women who brought them into this world and/or raised them, I was busy with something else.

I'm one of the lucky ones who has a mom and beyond that, a mom who cares, a good mom who always made sure I am in good shape. And while others define mother as the person who gave birth to you, I believe a mother can be anyone who has been a role model, taken care of, supported and encouraged you.

Mom has done so many things for me, some of them I probably didn't deserve.

She brought me into this world and never chose to take me out no matter how obnoxious I got. I would just like to say, thanks, Mom, for putting up with me.

I know it hasn't always been easy and that I tested your patience millions of times, but you have always been there for me. All I am now, all my successes and achievements wouldn't be possible without your support and Papa's. Furthermore, you have showed me how to be myself in a world that doesn't always appreciate women who speak their mind and don't conform to the norm.

Again, happy birthday Mom and to all Moms in the world celebrating their birthday today...you rocks! ;-)

P.S. I know in my heart what she wants, it's something money can't buy. I guess, she has it already. :-)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Day to Read

I got into WhollyBurble's site, and she inspired me to excuse my life from RL issues and do the things I love to do, READING that is!

So, I am joining Day to Read.


On Jan. 10, 2008, let us take time to READ.

Read anything you wish to read...

but haven't taken the time to,

...a book...

a magazine...

a newspaper...

what have you!

I have been a great fan of books! Books has always been my comfort. If I'm sad, I read. I'f I'm glad, I read. If I'm lonely, I read. If I want to travel but don't have the time and resources to do so, I read.

Most books I am reading and are with me are classics, philosophical (include slef-helped) and business books of course!

An all-time favorites of mine are:

* The Good Earth by Pearl Buck, this books reminds me of my Grandpa who valued land so much. Most of my childhood memories were spent with him in his farm. He allowed me the privilege to plant rice, corn and understand the values of land and agriculture. It breaks my heart to listen to my Aunts and Uncles plan about selling the land. So that I'm saving to hard to make sure I have enough to buy it if ever they really decide to. Some of the parcels had already been disposed and is in my name now. That is not an investment for me though (people may think it is!) but my little attempt to keep connected with my Grandpa whom I dearly love and missed!

* The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I read this when I was 13 and I still love reading it again whenever I have the time, after all they say, "If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” It taught me at a very yourn age that Beauty depends on the eye of the beholder. More than anything, this book made me decide never to let go the child in me. I never wanted to be those adults who never understood what the Little Prince was drawing, it was a boa's constrictor, not a hat. :)

* Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. This book made me realize what to look for in a book. It is never what the author says, but what the book whispers...and it whispered to me. "..there is no there, there!" This encourages me to spread my wings and fly...

* The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. This is the book that I grew up with and how I go back to the different characterisitcs in the story today...as I have been the Lion, the Tin WoodMan, the Scarecrow and etc. at some point in my life.

I still have a lot, and most of them are classics, I love the works of the following authors, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, John Grisham, and a lot more. I'm too lazy to type all of them, but you can browse my bookshelf here anytime...

So not only I commit myself to Jan. 10, 2008 as a Day to Read but I commit myself here to read a good book and post the review here. (Books that I have been wanting to read but haven't find time to!)

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. So, read with me and the rest of the world and together, let us get there! ;)

Thank you!