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Friday, May 30, 2008

Love Come...

beautiful and calm,
like the misty rains pouring
softly, LOVE has come

flowing so gently
but flooding the river, our LOVE
has become madness

what is not madness
cannot be called LOVE, they say
this must be LOVE, huh?!

you said you LOVE me
tell me not in crafted words
why do you LOVE me?

...and Go

since the day you left
every day is a torment
a ceaseless waiting

the torment it reaks
affects me in many ways
that's how much you're missed!

hunger for your LOVE
is worst than hunger for bread
please come and fill me

For more Haiku, please visit A Mommy Story!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

WFW: Psalm 61:1-2

For Wordless Wednesday, please scroll down.

I am so happy to have found Word-Filled Wednesday...and again I am thankful to Nancie for introducing me to this nice w
eekly activity.

Below is not an original work again, as I am not able come up with a photo with a Bible verse and IT Guy is getting ready for his out of town trip, so I just grab this one. I love this verse and I got this from Webshots Family.

For more Word-Filled Wednesday participants, please visit Amy at The 160 Acre Woods. It will be a very blessed and encouraging experience for you!

Hell Hath No Fury...

A friend sent this photo to me in an email.
I think it was in an advert for some law firm.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Random Things on a Tuesday

I thought I'd die today. And yes, I'm serious.

On the way to work, we were almost hit by a lightning. Almost!

And instead, it hit the post beside our car. I was petrified. We were petrified.

I am thankful. I feel blessed. Today could've been my last. Or hours ago, could have been my last.

If I'm to live each day as if it's my last, I'd love to answer so many questions for people...and I'd love to know so many things about people...

I'm doing several random Tuesday Memes today...I so enjoyed doing them, so please feel free to do them if you wish, you may answer in the comments box, or post them, I'm sure to visit you, I'de love to know more about the people who come here...

So let me start with...Tina's Tuesdays!

Her topic for today is Fill In The Blanks...

If I could go on a dream vacation, it would be to ____.
My 3 favourite things to do are: ____, ____, and ____.
If I could change the world, I would start with ____.

Mariposa says...
If I could go on a dream vacation, it would be to Martha's Vineyard.

My 3 favourite things to do are: Read, Blog, and Shopping.
If I could change the world, I would start with providing good salary and benefits to all employees.

Next would be That's My Answer!

The question for today is...

If you were told that you could watch only one tv show a week for one year, what show would you choose to watch?

I miss MacGyver! That should be MacGyver!

And finally, steal this 50 Random Questions from Julie!

1. Where were you 3 hours ago?
I was at home having dinner with family...

2. Who are you in love with?
Next question please!

3. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
No! Never...which means I did not enjoy my childhool! LOL

4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
Yup, the flowers in my work station...

5. When is the last time you went to the mall?
Last weekend...

6. Are you wearing socks right now? of those rare moments in my life!

7. Do you have a car worth over $2,000?

8. When was the last time you drove out of town? was only a few minutes from here...but it was technically out of town since it's in another city.

9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
I avoid the big screen...too lazy to go there!

10. Are you hot?
I feel so cold right now...Does that answer that question?! LOL

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Mountain Dew...don't ask why!

12. What are you wearing right now?
Black blouse...offwhite pants...

13. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?
Car wash...or let somebody do it...or is that the same as car wash?!

14. Last food that you ate?

15. Where were you last week at this time?
I was sick and was on leave, was staying in my room the whole time.

16. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
You bet! LOL
I bought a new blouse...then clothes for jogging/workout...a tank top and skirt...and a new shoes!

17. When is the last time you ran?
2 weeks ago...I miss it last weekend.

18. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Live? Basketball game...

19. What is your favorite animal?
Dog...ok, cat too!

20. Your dream vacation?
Right now...they're...
Martha's Vineyard! I so want to go back there...
Another one would be to go to the hill tribe in North Thailand...

21. Last person's house you were in?
My Aunt's.

22. Worst injury you've ever had?
Got a sprain in my ankle...that's 15 years ago!

23. Have you been in love?

24. Do you miss anyone right now?

25. Last play you saw?
Live? That would be Miss Saigon.

26. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
Sense of humor? Can somebody help me answer this one! Where are the opposite sex! ROFL

27. What are your plans for tonight?
I'm at to get back to work?! LOL

28. Who is the last person you sent a MySpace message or comment?
I was commenting on a lot of people...but not sure who was the last one!

29. Next trip you are going to take?
Soon? I'm not sure...maybe Bohol.

30. Ever go to camp?

31. Were you an honor roll student in school?

32. What do you want to know about the future?
Will I ever have children?

33. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?

34. Are you due sometime this year for a doctor's visit?
I need to get my executive checkup soon...

35. Where is your best friend?
Most likely he is in front of his pc...

36. How is your best friend?
He's very happy! (My only prayer for him!)

37. Do you have a tan?

38. What are you listening to right now?
The Beatles...

39. Do you collect anything?
A lot of things...see my FUN Collection!

40. Who is the biggest gossiper you know?
There are a lot in my would be the people I know in the media. And I mean the media here!

41. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?
That's long time ago...

42. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?

43. What does your last text message say?
"You look lovely tonight." - Really...somebody texted me that last night...I did not see him...but he said he saw me and texted me that.

44. Do you like hot sauce?
Yup, but only in moderation...

45. Last time you took a shower?
3 hours ago?

46. Do you need to do laundry?
They do it for me.

47. What is your heritage?
Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Spanish

48. Are you someone's best friend?
I'd love to believe so.

49. Are you rich?
Not as I hope to be! mean which type of asset again?!

50. What were you doing at 12AM last night?
I was having coffee alone.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Today We Remember...

...all the brave soldiers who gave their lives for our country in our own way...

It's quite a Monday for Mariposa today...and I'm posting ALL my Monday Fever activities late...they say better late than never, so here goes!

Manic Monday's theme this week is STAR, in celebration of Memorial Day. I'm not from the US, but I joined you guys in prayers for all men who had served...and are in military service. YOU are ALL STARS, not just today, but everyday. May God bless YOU all!

FUN Monday today is hosted by
Alison! This week theme is -

Vacations...this is the time of year when most of us go on vacations. Show us and/or tell us about your favorite vacation - where you went, what you did, etc. Pictures would be great. Let's all take a trip around a the world via our FM friends!!

Well, for those who had been reading my blogs, you already know that I've travelled this is a quite challenging theme for me.

So let me just link you to places I've been that I've blogged about. Sorry guys if this sounds like cheating...but I'm late...why reinvent the wheel?! LOL

My visit to
Machu Picchu was fantastic! Then I also love Jura National Park in France... The ever famous Taj Mahal was so beautiful...and them asking me to take off my shoes got the better of me! Sweden will always be a place I'd love to go back to... HongKong will never be overrated for me with the IT Guy around...

And finally, nothing beats the place of my Mom! I don't really have to go far to enjoy...just recently, I've had one of the greatest vacation I've had...nothing fancy...yet it allowed to try so many things! Truly one of my most
wonderful times!

I hope you are not too lazy to follow the links...there are picture and stories there...I swear! LOL

Hope you had fun clicking...

And finally...Monday will never be complete without Music! So here is my Music Monday entry... This is exactly how I feel...unwell...just a little unwell, a little impaired at times...but not crazy!

All day
Staring at the ceiling
Making friends with shadows on my wall
All night
Hearing voices telling me
That I should get some sleep
Because tomorrow might be good for something
Hold on
I'm feeling like I'm headed for a
I don't know why
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know, right now you can't tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you'll see
A different side of me
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little impaired
I know, right now you don't care
But soon enough you're gonna think of me
And how I used to be
Talking to myself in public
Dodging glances on the train
I know
I know they've all been talking 'bout me
I can hear them whisper
And it makes me think there must be something wrong
With me
Out of all the hours thinking
I've lost my mind
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know, right now you can't tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you'll see
A different side of me
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little impaired
I know right now you don't care
But soon enough you're gonna think of me
And how I used to be
I been talking in my sleep
Pretty soon they'll come to get me
Yeah, they're taking me away
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know, right now you can't tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you'll see
A different side of me
I'm not crazy I'm just a little impaired
I know, right now you don't care
But soon enough you're gonna think of me
And how I used to be
Hey, how I used to be
How I used to be, yeah
Well I'm just a little unwell
How I used to be
How I used to be

For more FUN...MUSIC...on this MANIC Monday, visit the following -

Alison for FUN Monday!

SMID for MUSIC Monday!

Mo for MANIC Monday!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Little Goody Two...

PhotoHunt: ...SHOES???

I have combined my Singular Saturday and PhotoHunt!

Please visit Jen of Holland for Singular Saturday and PhotoHunt for other photo hunters!

Women's Humor

WARNING: You will find a reason to smile at the bottom of this post. (I hope so!!!) So don't get to the bottom just yet because I need you to read the following text to make your trip to the bottom of this post worthwhile.

Edge Designs is an all-women run company that designs interior office space. And they had a recent opportunity to do an office project in NYC.

The client allowed the women of this Company a free hand in all design aspects. The client was a company that was also run by all women executives...

The result.......well.....

We all know that Men never talk, never look at each other...
And never laugh much in the restroom...

The men's room is a serious and quiet place...

But now...with the addition of one mural on the wall...let's just say the men's restroom is now a place of laughter and smiles.

Here is the men's restroom mural...

And they say women don't have a sense of humor?!

This goes to all women who need a smile today and to all men who can take having a little fun poked at them after all they are always trying to poke a little something at us. *wink*

Learn more about Smiley Saturday...and visit Lightening for other smiley participants!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thirteen Things I'm Thankful

It's a beautiful Thursday! I have so many Things I'm Grateful For!

Today, I'm joining Thankful Thursday to give thanks and appreciate all the good things I have in life and most especially this week, I hope to manifest this appreciation by joining Thankful Thursday weekly. I used to do this every Monday with my list of Things I'm Grateful For as inspired by Solomon Broad, I'm bringing it back through this fun activity!

I have here 13 things that I'm grateful...ALL for the gift of friendships...and wonderful friends!

(1) I'm so grateful for all who joins Fun Monday! I've hosted it twice and it's always a success! Thanks a lot guys!

(2) I'm grateful for the new community I found here! Every clicks, every visit, every comments mean A LOT to me! To you who makes comments in times I don't expect anyone to be here...

To you who keeps numerous visits here when I'm too busy or to preoccupied to visit your site...thank you!

(3) I'm so thankful that I'm reunited with an old friend. We've known each other since high school and now we're spending time together again...and it just feels so good!

(4) Families will always be there for us...but to know that they're there and can be friends such a joy!

(5) It's nice to know that my boss can be a a friend.

(6) I will be forever grateful for all the good things SJI has done, is doing for me.

(7) To Red...I never thought my relationship with you can be this close. You are such a good friend....can't imagine life without you and SJI.

(8) Vince, thanks for your patience with me...thanks for always letting me use your matter how many time I scratch it! LOL

(9) Kat, thanks for bugging me always. You've caused me to send messages wrongly to people because you text me when I'm supposed to be sleeping...but I love you just the just you love me as I am.

(10) I'm thankful for the meeting new friends here through
WFW and Thankful Thursday!

(11) I'm thankful for finding
Living Room.

(12) KB, for all the for being there for me, thank you!

(13) Yum (aka IT Guy), thanks for the understanding and acceptance...thanks for everything!

Please che
ck Thankful Thursday
d together let us celebrate
all the things we should
be grateful for!

For other 13 wonderful things....please visit Thursday Thirteen!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

WFW: Psalm 51:10

For Wordless Wednesday, please scroll down.

It's my first time to join Word-Filled Wednesday...and I have to thank Nancie for introducing me to this nice weekly activity which with God's grace I so intend to do always.

Below is not an original work, I can't come up with a photo with a Bible verse last minute and I don't want to bother IT Guy (well, I tried but he is in a meeting...LOL) so I just grab this one. I love this verse and I got this from Webshots Family.

For more Word-Filled Wednesday participants, please visit Amy at The 160 Acre Woods. It will be a very blessed and encouraging experience for you!

The Candy Man

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Fun Monday Collections!

I am hosting this week's FUN Monday...yet Mariposa will still do her traditional Monday Fever...for scroll down below for Music and Manic Monday!

FUN Monday is for us to have some FUN on a I'm going to get into your minds and do just that...have some FUN!


We all have them...and if you don't, you just may not realize it. For some reason or another we all collect something and we collect it for reasons that will definitely make for good reading. So on Monday, I want to see your collection. If you don't have or don't want or CAN'T (wink) show us a picture, then tell us what the collection is in 10 words or less. Then tell us why you started collecting it.

Mariposa collects A LOT of stuff...such as...

(1) Obviously, I collect mariposas! Yup, I collect butterflies...and anything that has butterflies!

(2) And pearls!

(3) I collect shawls! Most of my shawls I got them from my travels...

These are on top of the other things I have mentioned that I collect such as sayings and quotations! I'd live to thank KB for helping me come up with this wonderful theme!

Let's all make today a FUN Monday!!! Visit the wonderful people who signed up below...

See different fun collections...visit the other Fun Monday participants!

If you want to make your day a FUN Monday...sign up below and join us!

Our next week's Fun Monday hostess will be Alison!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Let's Learn English!

My first time to join Smiley Saturday...

I hope the article below makes you smile!

Let's face it -- English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend, that you comb through annals of history but not a single annal? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preacher praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? If you wrote a letter, perhaps you bote your tongue?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? Park on driveways and drive on parkways?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and wise guy are opposites? How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are alike? How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another.

Have you noticed that we talk about certain things only when they are absent? Have you ever seen a horseful carriage or a strapful gown? Met a sung hero or experienced requited love? Have you ever run into someone who was combobulated, gruntled, ruly or peccable? And where are all those people who ARE spring chickens or who would ACTUALLY hurt a fly?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm clock goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn't a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it.
~ I just got this from an email so I can't really acknowledge the owner!

Learn more about Smiley Saturday...and visit Lightening for other smiley participants!

A Heart Of...

PhotoHunt: CANDY(ies)

Lemon, Mint, Strawberry, Mandarin?

I have combined my Singular Saturday and PhotoHunt!

Please visit Jen of Holland for Singular Saturday and PhotoHunt for other photo hunters!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wishing You Are Here...

To Kiss Me Goodnight!

And in the morning,

it will be my kisses that will wake you up...

My second time to join Robin (Pensieve) Friday's 40 Photo Challenge!
It's very easy and fun! How does the picture above inspire you?
Does a snappy caption come to mind? A few quick lines of verse? A short, short, short story?
Friday's 40 Photo Challenge is all that! 40 (or less) words in response to the weekly photo prompt.

Let us know what and how you think of the above photo! Join us at Robin's!

Feast One Hundred & Ninety One


What is the nearest big city to your home?

Well, I live in the city...Cebu City is quite would be Manila and Davao. Manila being the capital city of the Philippines and Davao being the largest city here in terms of land area.


On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how well do you keep secrets?

I would say 9! I will not compromise any information even at the point of death, especially if I know what are the consequences of it being divulged.


Describe your hair (color, texture, length).

My hair naturally is black, I'm Asian! But early last year I dyed it...from a quick look, it would look like dark brown...yet when hit by light you see a range of colors...from light and dark brown...something like that. My hair is some are shoulder length and the longest strands are elbow length.

Main Course

What kind of driver are you? Courteous? Aggressive? Slow?

I'm an aggressive driver...but I am courteous to those who follow traffic rules... I just hate slow drivers...I'm sorry. But lately, I rarely's just way too stressful for me.


When was the last time you had a really bad week?

I am having one right the post before this and you'll know!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Care To Know...

...what I'm going through?!

"Mourn the losses because they're many, Celebrate the victory because they're few!"

I don't necessarily know who I am every day of the week. Today I am a person I don't know at all. I just feel a total CRAP today.

I have fever...colds...and my whole body aches! And I'm about to call my engagement off!

When it simply pours...damn how it pours a lot!

Ah, and I've tried writing this post three times.

To sum up: These feelings? They just don't go away.

P.S. What's the quote for? Nothing, just want it there at the top!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

2 Cups

two cups of coffee in the morning,
two days 'til i stop feeling blue,
two chairs went empty in the corner,
i got too much me and not enough of you.

-two cups of coffee, by josh kelley

Happy not so Wordless Wednesday!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Fun n' Music on a Manic Monday!

It's another beautiful Monday once again my dear friends...another day to celebrate life and our gifts of family and friends!

It's Monday Fever again for Mariposa so kindly scroll down for Fun...Music...Manic Monday entries!

It's Manic Doodle Monday today! And Mo committed to donate 50¢
to Cat Friends Helping Friends for very blog that post a doodle of a cat and leave their links at Manic Monday.

I'm not so fond of cats but the IT Guy loves cats...and in as much as I want to support this initiatives...I just can't come up with my own doodle last minute so instead I'm posting this doodle demo by Petitangegris, hope you have fun!

Fun Monday this week is hosted by the Sauntering Soul and she sets the following theme -

"I know we all try to be sweet and kind to people the majority of the time. But let's face it....we also know that sometimes we can be a big jerk. It could be that you experience road rage from time to time. Perhaps you empty the coffee pot at work some mornings and don't feel like taking the time to start a new pot for the next person. Or maybe you don't return phone calls on a timely basis when you know someone needs a response from you. Have you ever "accidentally" ruined a favorite shirt of your spouse just because you didn't care for it? Come on - it's confession time! List the small things you do that make you a jerk and elaborate just a bit on each one. Please tell me I'm not the only jerk around here!"

I found a very interesting definition online, and it says -

Jerk is sarcastic, mean, unforgiving and never misses an opportunity to make a cutting remark. - Source

Hmmm...this is a bit of a challenge for me, really. Oh no, not because I've never been a jerk...but because I think I AM most of the time...especially at work when I am with my "mentally challenged" colleagues!

So, let me tell you a very recent moment I had with a colleague! I call her 32 of her mental speed. Our PC now has at least 2GB of memory (well mostly) so with that said, it's like that is the normal curve of memory capacity right now...but hers? Ha! she got stuck at 32 Kb (take note, small b for bits not bytes!) That how slow she is!

So the other week, we were in a restaurant and we were having dinner with client. It was dinner buffet with a wide selection of food...from Asian...American...European. Of course, Mariposa, who is crazy with sushi and sahimi...(remember that POST?!) I chose nothing but sushis and sashimis!

We're not really into good terms because I'm a jerk and she's 32! LOL So I was minding my business when she said it out loud - "Why do we have to use chopsticks when we are into modern times and we have invented spoons and forks?" Worst, she said that pointing at me because I was with chopsticks!

I have been using chopsticks since I was a I can use it so well. BUT that did not prompt me to be judgemental towards people who does not know how to use them. In fact, I'm compassionate to people who does not know how and I most of the time, take time teaching them! But to mind people who uses chopsticks on their sushis and sashimis, c'mon!!!

So I looked at her and asked her does she like sushi? Because I can get her some using my chopsticks because modern inventions like spoons and forks (which are metals!) alters the taste of the sushi so it's not wise to use those on them! (I know it's a crazy idea but my Japanese GrandMa used to tell me that, so she either use wood or ceramic worst her hand! See? Spoon and Fork were not options!) And I offered help because I know she does not know how to use the chopsticks!

I was so ready to let it go when I saw her still continue making a fuss on it...then comes my turn! She was using the wrong knife for her bread...and was using the wrong fork for her salad...and she forgot to put her napkin on her was on her freaking table mat the whoel freaking time! So I looked at her and told her...use this for your salad...that for the butter of your bread...and you don't eat your appetizers with your dessert!

So I look at everybody and told them, well, I think regardless if we use chopsticks or those modern inventions...the most important thing to remember is to know how and when to use them...ah, my Mom calls that table manners!!! Next topic! ROFL

She got so embarrassed I guess that she left early...but we hardly notice her absence...after all, 32Kb does not mean a lot! I'm not sorry...not a bit...not at all! THAT was nothing compared to ALL the things she did to me and other people at work! For some of you who has been reading my blog for over a year would know how much stress and emotional turmoil this b*tch had caused me...and I'm so ready to forget compassion if it's about her!

I know...Jerk begets Jerk! :P

Wow! I never thought I could blog about it...never told anyone about it except the IT Guy! LOL

I will be hosting next week's Fun please be back tomorrow for the theme...I'm inviting youn ALL to join the fun!

The IT Guy who religously updates the content of my iPod changed all its songs to Beatles! I'm so for the past days, I'm listening to Beatles...and how I love them. So for my Music Monday...I'm posting the female version of Yesterday. This is Syesha Mercado of the American Idol...I think this is one of her best performance ever!

For more FUN...MUSIC...on this MANIC Monday, visit the following -

The Sauntering Soul for FUN Monday!

SMID for MUSIC Monday!

and Mo for MANIC Monday!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday Siesta!

To all mothers in the world...


I already did my share...

It's Sunday afternoon here and I'm bored...yet too tired to go out. So we just decided to let the masseurs to come to the house so we don't have to go out to get a massage...I'm supposed to go swimming but I'm canceling that one...well, moving it to tomorrow actually!

As usual I'm into my TribalWars...and I have acquired 2 villages for the past 36 hours. Sweet! :P

Other than that...nothing...well, I'm checking my GMAIL and see if somebody sent me some mail! LOL

And so I snatched this Meme from Grey...feel free to do this when bored!

1- Your favorite cheese?

Sakura cheese (桜 which means "cherry"), a soft cheese from Hokkaido, Japan. This cheese is a creamy white, and is flavored with mountain cherry leaves. If I remember it right, this cheese got an award in a "Mountain Cheese Olympics"?! ;)

2- Your favorite milk?

Fresh milk! I can only take cold milk...for whatever reason, hot milk makes my tummy ache!

3-Your favorite chips?

Fish n' Chips to be specific...I love the fish and the deep-fried chipped potatoes!

4- Your favourite Salad?

I'm not really into salad...but I do have my own recipes which I love...

* any local veggies (can be leaves of sweet potatoes or eggplants) steamed and dipped in vinegar with some spices...I really do not know how to explain this one.

* lettuce, tomatoes, ham, cheese with mayo and ketchup!

I don't really care for the rest! LOL

5-Your favorite restaurant?

I don't have a place that I CALL my favorite! I chose the place depending on the occasion and who I am with...most of the time though, I prefer to go to a place which serves Japanese food!

6-Your favorite burger?

I only eat burger when I'm at McDonald's, and I usually get cheeseburger or the quarter pounder with cheese!

7-Your favorite mall?

I have to choose a local mall right? LOL

It should be Ayala Mall...any of their chains!

8-Your favorite channel?

I rarely watch I have no preference!

9-Your favorite chocolate?

Black chocolate!

10- Your favorite fruit?


11-Your favorite water?

Water for water...LOL

12-Your favorite color?

Red among others!

13- Your favorite singer?

ALOT...too many to mention.

14-Your favorite biscuit?

Rolled biscuits!

15-Your favorite Bank?

Whichever gives me the best service...for international banks, I have CitiBank and HSBC...for the local banks, I have China Bank and Union Bank.

16- Your favorite hair color?

The shade of my hair now...I can't describe it has a shade of medium brown and auburn!

17-Your favorite nuts?


18-Your favorite program?

None in particular...

19-Your favorite perfume?

Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea!

20-Your favorite ballad?

You're My Everything?!

And now for the weekly Unconscous goes!

1. Track :: ...record!

2. Snake :: My ring!

3. Assignment :: a project?!

4. Blockbuster :: Film

5. Bombastic :: Expolsive

6. Adventure :: Always fun!

7. First time :: Rookie?!

8. Aged :: Wisdom!

9. Grip :: get a grip?!!

10. Shortcut:: Hot Keys!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Poetry For My Crappiness!

you made me angry
below are the things you do
which makes me angry

anger covers pain
so i'd rather get angry
than get myself hurt

so, was i angry?
not really! it was my LOVE
too much LOVE for us

* * *

I'm angry because you are sweet.
I'm angry because you worry when I don't look well...when I am not well.
I'm angry because you ask what's wrong, listens, and gives good advice.
I'm angry because you care about your reputation and mine.
I'm angry because you have the deepest eyes...the softest caress.
I'm angry because you and only you can give me that warm, soft, firm kiss.
I'm angry because you have the most beautiful smile.
I'm angry because you are so intelligent, witty, kind, and such a badass.
I'm angry because I can talk to you for hours and you will listen whether regardless if you care or not.
I'm angry because every time I try to run/ go away, you are always there when I come back. I'm angry because every time I do that you seek me out yourself.
I'm angry because you seem to know me too well.
I'm angry because you can talk me into anything, through anything.
I'm angry because you try without trying too hard.
I'm angry because you tend to hold people to high but decent standards.

I'm angry because it's seems the only emotion that hurts the least.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Let Me Tell The World...

Thirteen Things about Mariposa and IT Guy

Yummy (aka IT Guy) and I turn 5 years today! Yes, it's been five years folks, they couldn't believe it...I couldn't believe it, but it's true! We made it!!!

So, today, I would like to share to you 13 weird facts about Mariposa and the IT Guy! These things could have been the reason why we are still together despite ALL odds!

(1) I sent the IT Guy three white roses and a card when we were still friends...I mean, before "us". Yup...yup...I am THAT crazy before, well, I am still now. :D

(2) The IT Guy does not drink ALOT because he gets tipsy easily while I don' sometimes, people stare our table because he gets the iced tea while I get beer (or tequila)! LOL

(3) We both love to listen to music...and we have about the same type of music that we listen to.

(4) On some weekends, we drive south of the island...THAT is how we spend time together. So either we leave so early to see sunrise in our favorite spot....and wait for sunset on the road before we go home.

(5) We jog/ walk every Sunday morning!

(6) IT Guy is not a typical guy in a sense that he knows how to get me my, he can buy me shoes/ bags/ dress perfectly! By that I mean, I love them, they fit me well and they ALL look good on me. I figured the reason for this is he usually accompanies me when I go he knows my taste and style! LOL

(7) We both know our past...yup, the good ones and the dark ones and we have accepted them. I think this is one reason why we are so comfortable with each other.

(8) The IT Guy is 7 years older than me.

(9) IT Guy changes the songs in my iPod regularly...see, I don't care much about before I go to work, he just puts it in my bag an if I need some music, I listened to it and feels good to listen to different mix of songs with the thought that he picked those for me! Then in the morning, he gets them back....

(10) With #9, yes, you can presume that he drives me to work and pick me up from work most of the time! I work in the evening and he works in day after his work, he goes to the house...we usually have dinner together...then I go to work, and in the morning, he picks me up and drops me home before he goes to work... Yes, he deserves an award for that.

(11) He is the ONLY man whom I have courage to introduce to my parents as my BF. The others in the past were like they (my family) just figured it out...but IT Guy?! Ha! He was more formal and serious...and I love him for that. He was never intimated by my Mom (Mom is more intimidating than Dad!) or should I say...he managed it so WELL then.

(12) We are both crazy with online games!

(13) We are getting married next year!

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Monday, May 05, 2008

First Monday of May!

It's Monday once again, and it's Mariposa's tradition to do ALL her fun Monday activities in one I present to you Fun...Music...Manic!

It's the first Monday of May and for some reason, this week is just so special and meaningful to me...and I would love to start my week SO right!

FUN Monday host for today is no other than the lovely Kitten! The theme for this week is Fun Monday Hero, she said -

"Tell me about the Super Hero in your life. Not from TV, but anyone that has been or is in your life that you have really looked up to or has made a impact on your life. It can one or many. You can share pictures if you like. Just have fun with it."

I just love this theme, very much!

I have several heroes in my life...but this week is timely for 2 important events and occasion in my life...which prompts me to make my Fun Monday dedicated to only 2 people in my life.


This Thursday...May 8...will be my 5th year with the IT Guy! Yes folks, we've been together that long...and hopefully we get to formalized everything next year.

Yummy (aka IT Guy) is my hero! His technical expertise in information technology had carried me through so many difficult situations...BUT of course it goes beyond that. Yummy is my best devil's advocate...and the best lover I've had! With him I just don't have to explain myself...he accepted me...and he has been my confidante for years now. There is nothing about me that he does not know. And same with me.

I've had so many struggles in my relationships with my extreme moods...and HE made it ALL easy for me. I have stop my mood stabilizers the moment I had him in my life...and it was then I realize THAT love and friendship is more important than Efexor! LOL

So my the IT Guy has the following attributes (in alphabet!) of a hero - Agreeable, Bountiful, Constant, Dutiful, Easy, Faithful, Gallant, Honorable, Ingenious, Kind, Loyal, Mild, Noble, Officious, Prudent, Quiet, Rich (in many ways!), Secret (we do have ALOT of this!), True, Valiant, Wise; the X indeed, is too harsh a letter to agree with him, but he is Young and Zealous.

Yummy, te amo mucho! And thanks for having me!!!


Mother's Day is around the corner...and I would love to start the mood for that special occasion today...though I know celebrating it for one week won't give justice to ALL should be everyday, YET to overdo it in a week time won't do any harm...

My ultimate hero would be my Mom (Dad, you will have your turn come June, don't be envious...okay? LOL) I would know how I could articulate more what I have written for her on her birthday last year!

Mom loves me a point that I feel I don't deserve ALL the things she had done for me. I can take anything and everything because when I come home...I know my Mom will be there to tell me I'm still the best daughter she has (well I'm her only daughter...LOL) and that she and Dad are so proud of me!

With that said, I would say no one in the world can take the place of my Mom. Right or wrong, I am always right from her viewpoint. She may have scold me a thousand times...but only for the the little things...for the big ones...she gives me her HUG, her LOVE and her UNDERSTANDING!

What I am today...who I am now...whatever I have...and ALL I ever hope to be...I owe it to my Mom! Happy Mother's Day're my hero...

I would also like to dedicate my Music Monday to you...for YOU are the Wind Beneath My Wings...I would also like to share this song to ALL the mothers in the world!

To Mom
Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

Did I ever tell you you're my hero?
You're everything, everything I wish I could be.

Time to do MANIC Monday now...and the MANIC guy, Mo, sets FRESH as the theme for this week! Last Saturday, Yummy (aka IT Guy) picked me up from work...and on the way home it was raining so HARD...then he looked at me and smile...and well, I was thinking what he was thinking...or he was thinking what I was thinking...We used to drive south of the island ALOT but somehow due to our hectic schedule had not been able to do AT THAT MOMENT, we just decided to give it a GO!

So we drove up the mountain few kilometers from the place I live...and...the view from there was just AMAZING! I have only my cellphone to take pictures...but it was such a -


Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word

So who are your heroes? What is that song playing in your head on this Monday morning? What comes to your mind when you read/ say/ hear FRESH?

Check out some wonderful people who MANIC every Monday through FUN and MUSIC!

Fun Monday today is brought to you by Kitten...

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Manic Monday by Mo!