Monday, December 28, 2009

My 2009 - Year Ender

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before? be part of a major dance presentation, maglipat sa 2 bahay - mandaluyong and santarosa

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more? no na lang

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? yes, my kumareng Len

4. Did anyone close to you die? yes, artie's dad; also puppy coochie

5. What countries did you visit? italy and spain (in my dreams)

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? money! and more time with mom & dad

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? april 21, when i got engaged! ♥ july20, nurture spa with artie

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? i've been a good daughter, sister, friend, girlfriend, colleague!

9. What was your biggest failure? had self-issues (mga muni-muni and i-want-time-alone moments)

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? thank God no

11. What was the best thing you bought? anniversary and xmas gifts for artie

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? my sales team!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? none

14. Where did most of your money go? mga bagay na nagpapawala ng stress!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? wedding plans

16. What song will always remind you of 2009? Just Dance by Lady Gaga

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder? much much much happier!!

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? exercise

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? puyat

20. How did you spend Christmas? dinner with the family on xmas eve, luncheon with artie's family on xmas day

22. Did you fall in love in 2009? yes! always with the same guy, artiemous!

23. How many one-night stands? none!

24. What was your favorite TV program? Desperate Housewives + One Tree Hill

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? hate is such a strong word. irita is more like it - yes.

26. What was/were the best book(s) you read? Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella, Time Traveler's Wife

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? You & Me by The Wannadies (thanks by for sharing this song with me!)

28. What did you want and got? a new apartment

29. What was/were your favorite film/s of this year? UP

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? lunch treat with my co-managers, dinner treat with family, YA, milc and baby ko at Dampa; 29 yo

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? more "me" time, more travel

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? still classic (medyo sporty din)

33. What/who kept you sane? quality time with artie, family, YA and some selected girlfriends

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Michael Jackson, Cory Aquino

35. What political issue stirred you the most? Ampotang Ampatuans (!)

36. Who did you miss? Coochie, YA

37. Who was the best new person you met? ay. parang wala.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009?
Know your priorities!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

dama for a night

oh yes. i was part of the HSBC christmas party dance presentation with the theme FLASHBACK. every year, i look forward to attending this event kasi super fun and super big deal yung mga presentation. different departments competing against each other. no prize though, just pride and recognition if you are the winner. and again, for this year, we won first place!!! 2 straight years na! Ü all of us from the red team (personal financial services) were totally exhilirated. hehe. all the hard work paid off! thanks to our super galing choreographer, allan, for the patience to the highest level in teaching us the steps! seriously, hindi madali yung ginawa namin. it took us almost a month to master and perfect the whole performance. i was one of the damas - fan girl. so nagsingkil singkil kami to the tune of GOLD together with malong and scarf girls. at ang hawak naming fan ay malaki. not the usual size. kaya ang dami kong cuts and scratches ngayon sa arms dahil dito. hehe. the concept was really unique. folk dance steps and music from the different eras. sayang wala pa yung video friends. i would love to post it here! we're going for three in a row by next year! cross fingers. not sure though if i will again join next year...practice is so time-consuming but i loved the experience naman. i met new friends. and i would want to believe that i lost a few pounds. Ü

the damas
with the famous fan
center: allan the choreographer

Sunday, November 1, 2009

nice.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

i'm saying oh oh oh!!!

such a cute happy happy song!!!
kudos to Whitney for a successful comeback! Ü




Oh oh oh yeah
Ooh oh ooh oh oh

Came in the door
Checked in my coat
And who i'm looking for is
Staring in my face
oh oh oh
They played our song
We hit the floor
He held me strong
And we danced the night away
I can see the way that he is making me feel
This way about his love
I’ve been looking for something like this
I’m saying ooh oh oh oh ooh oh oh!
If he makes you feel like a million dollar bill
Say oh oh oh, say oh oh oh!
Makes you go left right up down
Gotcha spinning round and round
Say ooh oh oh oh, say ah baby!
It’s been a long long time
Since I fell (fell)
Love has found my way oh oh oh
I’ve been looking (looking)
I’ve been searching (searching)
For the man to touch this place,
oh ooh oh yeah
Can’t deny the way that he is making me feel
This way about his love
I’ve been searching for something like this
I’m saying oooh oh oh oh, say ooh oh oh oh!
If he makes you feel like a million dollar bill
Say oh oh oh, say oh oh oh!
Makes you go left right up down
Gotcha spinning round and round
Say oooh oh oh oh, say ooh oh oh oh!
If he makes you feel like a million dollar bill
Say oh oh oh, say oh oh oh!
Makes you go left right up down
Gotcha spinning round and round
Say oooh oh oh oh, say ah babe!
If you feel good
If you’re feeling good
Put one hand in the air, say yeah
If you feel good
If you’re feeling good
It’s cause love is in the air
Love is in the air
If he makes you feel like a million dollar bill
Say oh oh oh, say oh oh oh!
Makes you go left right up down
Gotcha spinning round and round
Say ooh oh oh oh, say ooh oh oh oh!
If he makes you feel like a million dollar bill
Say oh oh oh, say oh oh oh!
Makes you go left right up down
Gotcha spinning round and round
Say ooh oh oh oh, say ah babe!

Friday, August 7, 2009

goodbye coochie... ='(

wala na si coochie...
it's so sudden and we really don't know the cause. she's been sick for almost a week. wala na syang gana kumain ng solid foods. puro water intake na lang sya. hanggang sa pati yung water vino-vomit na nya. tapos parang tamad na tamad syang kumilos... nangyari na sa kanya 'to before kaya we were thinking, just like before, she'll recover. she'll again be the sweet and noisy dog that she is....

last night, nagresearch pa ko about home treatment for dog sickness.
before i left for work this morning, nagpabili pa ko kay dad ng pedialyte for coochie para ma-rehydrate sya since hindi na nga sya nakakakain ng maayos. sabi kasi ni avee yun daw yung pinainom nya kay sacci dati.
when i got home around 10pm, i was expecting that coochie will be a bit better. but she looked weaker...i haven't seen her that sick.... =(
that's the time i decided to look for a veterinary clinic near our area para mapacheck-up na namin sya first thing tomorrow morning.
kahit sobrang antok na ko, hindi pa din ako umakyat ng room. hindi kasi talaga ako mapalagay. nandun yung feeling na ayaw kong iwanan si coochie, na parang gusto ko lang sya bantayan the whole night until mapacheck-up ko na sya the next day....while online, sinisilip silip ko siya ng madalas to see kung okay pa ba sya, kung gusto ba nya uminom etc etc.
to be honest, nung umakyat na si dad mom and bunsoy para matulog and kaming 2 na lang ni coochie yung natira dito sa baba, napaiyak na ko. i was so worried that i tried looking for 24/7 vet clinics! desperate mode na ko by then. i was thinking kahit malayo yung clinic, go pa din.

tapos yun na nga.... =(
i saw coochie lying on her side, eyes half closed...hirap na syang huminga and parang nachochoke sya....that's the time that i called on dad mom and bunsoy. super humagulgol na ko. LITERAL. ='( lalu pa kong naiyak kasi parang hinintay lang ni coochie makababa sila dad and puntahan sya before she said goodbye...

grabe...as i am writing this blog, iyak pa din ako ng iyak.
super super super love ko yang coochie na yan eh.
for 8years, sya yung naging "baby" ng family... =(

mamimiss ko yung pagbati nya sa'kin whenever i get home.
mamimiss ko yung pagiyak iyak nya kasi gusto nyang magpapasok sa loob ng house.
mamimiss ko yung hahatian and susubuan ko sya ng food ko.
mamimiss ko yung panggigigil ko sa kanya na di sya nagcocomplain.
mamimiss ko yung ihu-hug ko sya kapag may nadinig syang paputok. =)

mamimiss ko yung hilahan session namin kapag paliliguan sya.
mamimiss ko yung sweet face nya.........................
and a lot more....!

i love you coochie!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

another entry. finally.

it's been a while since i last wrote here. so many things have happened and a lot more things will be happening. could be work related. could be in my personal life.

work wise. i've never been so loaded! now ko lang na-experience na hindi ko natatapos lahat ng TO DOs ko for the day. remaining TO DOs ko on a Monday will still carry over the following day, worst, til end of the week! and i really hate it when i have pending work. i just don't feel that productive lately. kulang ang oras sa office. i hope this passes. and i know naman the reason why, after a long long time, now lang ako nakaramdam ng ganito. i am, technically handling three teams!! i act as primary reliever for my co-manager who is on his core leave, the other one naman, more on "petix" daw as described by one of my staff....and and and - we managers are also doing special callout projects. that is on top of our daily tasks and team management. yung tipong test callouts muna kaming managers, if we think the callout's gonna be successful, tska namin ipapa-callout sa mga agents.
HAAAYYY...it's not that i am complaining. it's just that it is not me to feel this stressed towards work. sabi nga ng boss ko, that's one of my positive points - grace under pressure! Ü i still am thankful na nagiging ganito ako kabusy, kesa idle ako diba? mantra ko na lang? the more busy i am, the more secure i am with my work. Ü

aileen is back from the US! dumating sya 16june pa and she'll be here til early august. we texted and talked na. and we will be having coffee soon. i'm so looking forward! of course, donna's gonna be there. a lot of catching up to do. really can't wait on our out of town soon! we haven't decided yet kung saan. wherever it is, i am sure it's gonna be a blast! just like our previous getaways and escapades. hehe.

and finally. one major change. artie and i decided to move our wedding to an earlier date. from january2011 to march2010! super thank you to eric and ate that they agreed na 2010 na kami magchurch wedding. originally kasi, 2010 talaga kami ni artie. but since ate's staying in Singapore na, nagplan sila ng 2010 wedding din. artie and i decided to have ours on 2011 na lang to give way to ate and eric. but since artie's dad has failing health condition already, we decided to move it to next year na. we wouldn't know what will happen but we would want artie's dad to still be around during our wedding. special request ng dad ni artie na makita nya wedding namin. and makita pa nya magiging apo nya sa amin. pero pero pero, ibang usapan na yun! Ü i'm just happy that so far all is well.
wedding preps soon!!!! we only have 9 months!
goodluck!! Ü

Friday, April 24, 2009

...and i said yes! Ü


21April was such a special day for me... the man i truly love already proposed to me!
i am super super super super happy... no words can describe how happy i'm feeling right now!
i will not go into detail on how Artie proposed to me but it was reaalllllyyy sweeeeeetttt!!!! let's just say that he really looked cute while he was saying his piece. one moment i will truly remember by heart.

i love you by...

i really can't wait to start forever with you...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Marrying the right person.

just sharing this forwarded article i received from my yahoo mail.
this blog entry is dedicated to all my single and soon to be married girlfriends!!

How to Marry the Right Person

Finding Miss or Mr. Right is not always an easy thing to do. Once you think you've found the right person, you may have doubts. Having doubts about who you are marrying is not only normal, having doubts is healthy.

Hopefully you already know that you shouldn't marry someone who drinks too much, spends too much, works too much, brags too much, uses drugs or other illegal behavior, or is unfaithful, cruel, or dishonest.

If your future spouse is free of those destructive behaviors and you are still having doubts about getting married, read through these statements. You will see if your doubts are reasonable and worth paying attention to or if you are having cold feet about getting married without having any rational reasons.


Happiness and Emotional Support

Although expecting a spouse to make you feel happy all the time is unreasonable, being with the right person can bring happiness and a sense of personal strength to your life.

  • You will know you are marrying the right person when you feel support and encouragement about your own growth both emotionally and intellectually. The right person will want you to be emotionally healthy and able to stand on your own two feet. When you are with the right person you will feel good about yourself, safe, and fulfilled.

  • The right person will not be negative, selfish, wishy washy, silent, embarrassing, critical, or a slob. Why spend your life with a jerk?

Affection, Love, and Sex

It is important that the person you marry is someone who is understanding and agreeable to your wants and needs when it comes to sex and affection.

  • You will know you are marrying the right person if your future spouse says "I love you" not only in words spoken, but by loving actions. We define loving actions as doing things such as noticing when you are tired, remembering your birthday, wanting to spend time with you, listening to you, showing you respect, calling if you are running late, showing you affection, being patient with you if you don't understand something, kissing you hello and goodbye, and hugging you for no special reason.

  • You will know you are marrying the right person if you are sexually compatible with one another. If the two of you view sexual intimacy differently or have different libidos, your marriage relationship will suffer.

  • The right person is someone who you like and who is your friend. The right person will enjoy spending time with you.Your love and your marriage will slowly fade if the two of you are not friends.

  • The right person is kind, considerate, and polite. Little things in life such as saying 'thank you' and holding a door open may seem old fashioned, but they do reflect the amount of caring and kindness in a person.

Communication, Goals, and Values

You and the right person will have similar goals and values in life.

  • Having different likes and different opinions is okay as long as the two of you agree to disagree. Although you may not always agree with one another, conversations with the right person will be interesting and not boring. The right person will communicate thoughts and feelings with you and will not keep hurts and concerns bottled up inside.

  • Understanding that the only constant in life is change, the right person is willing to discuss marriage issues, questions, and topics with you both before and after you get married.

  • The right person will encourage you to make decisions to live a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier foods and getting exercise. The right person will want to work with you to balance your work and personal lives.

  • Feeling as if you are the only one picking things up around the house or taking care of the kids can get old. The right person is willing to share in the responsibilities of your home and future children.

  • Finding the right person doesn't mean that the two of you won't have difficulties or differences to deal with. However, with the right person you will know that the two of you will be able to work through the issues that could hurt your relationship. The way you handle disagreements and conflict shows psychologists more than what you fight about.

Trust and Honesty

The right person is honest with you.

  • The right person will trust you and not monitor your phone calls, or computer usage, or limit the amount of time you spend with others you care about. You will know you are marrying the right person if your future spouse does not try to isolate you from your family and friends. You not only need to belong to family, friends, groups, etc., you have the right to do so. The right person in your life will not try to control your life but will want to share a life with you. The wrong person will make you feel as if you have to walk on egg shells in order to keep peace in your home.
  • You shouldn't have to defend wanting privacy or time alone. You will know you are marrying the right person when you are not questioned about your need for time alone or personal space
  • The right person will trust you and not spy on you. Feeling as if you have to justify your every move will become a very heavy burden.

Red Flags in Your Relationship

If you realize that there are red flags or problematic issues in your relationship, don't ignore them or delude yourself into thinking that the red flags aren't that important or that someone you love will change. It does take more than love to have a successful marriage.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

this is me.

A Pisces female is full of womanly charms and at the very first glance, she will look like the girl every guy falls in love with. She looks totally vulnerable, very different from the modern, liberated girl of today. Almost every guy feels like taking her in his arms and protecting her from the big bad world. She is one of those women who stand behind their husbands and support them in every way they can. A Piscean female will never try to dominate her husband. Rather she will like it if you do the usual gallant gestures, like holding the door for her.

She wants her man to love her, protect her and take good care of her. She will lean on him completely, showing full confidence in his strength and abilities. This acts like a solid ego boost to almost every male. She will always be a patient listener, with whom you can share all your secret dreams, desires and hopes. She doesn't have a single masculine streak in her and if you are looking for the typical womanly traits, then Pisces girl is the one for you. She is totally feminine, in all the seasons and at all the places.

She can sit adoringly with you, admiring your each and every quality. The warmth of her personality makes most the men relax in an instant and bask in the glory of their manhood. Enough for the initial falling in and courtship period! Now comes the time of marriage and life after that. A Pisces woman nags just like all the other women and she has a bad temper too. In her fury, she can turn bitterly sarcastic. The consolation here is that she is gentle for more periods, than she is nudging and prodding.

Infact, majority of the time, she will be yielding, wistful and all womanly. Her scathing tongue will become loose once in a while only. She has certain subtleness around her and may also become a little deceptive at times. She is not mean; it's just that she feels like keeping certain things to herself only.

Then, the deceptiveness also helps her in keeping you interested in her. A Pisces female is very sentimental and even slightly harsh words can cause her to cry hours at end. You can easily imagine what will happen when you really hurt her feelings. She may imagine herself to totally worthless and incapable of the fighting spirit to survive. Then, you will have to assure her that she is appreciated for her great wisdom, empathy and vast understanding. You know that whatever you are saying is true; it's just a matter of convincing her about the same.

You will have to remove her doubts about herself or she may become too closeted in self-defense. A Pisces girl is very shy, emotional and vulnerable. To protect her susceptibility, she often wears a cloak of wittiness, frigidity and independence. She is afraid of exposing her true self, lest people hurt her in the process. She is a true romantic and secretly yearns for a person who will love her, cuddle her, hug her and make her feel loved and protected. As a mother she may be too permissive and find it difficult to teach discipline.

You may have to teach her the fine balance between controlling and pampering. A Piscean female will sacrifice her own dreams to realize the hopes of her children. She may not be good with finances, but will manage to save money if the situation so desires. She will remember the smallest incidents of your life, so you better remember her birthday and your anniversary. She may become dreamy once in a while, but then she will always be there with you, without being asked to. She is someone you will want to take care of, throughout your life!

Friday, March 27, 2009

sweet cooking ♥

artie cooked for me.
he calls it his "prawn and mushroom in cream sauce pasta".
maaaassssssaaaaaaaarrrrraaaaapppppp sya!!!
i know he can cook but i didn't know that he is that good.

i really find it super sweet that he took time to cook for me.

thanks by! i love you!
sa uulitin.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

25th of Feb

- a birthday prayer from Inspiration Korner -

Lord, let this feast of my birth be a reminder to me of all the gifts and blessings I have received from You this day and all the days of my life. On my day of celebration, I thank you for my life and all of my blessings and ask for another year filled with Your presence in my life that I may continue to grow in your love.

Justify FullGracious God, I thank You for enabling me to celebrate my birthday. Lord You have been good to me all these years and I thank You for all the blessings I have received but especially for life itself.

Creator God, I do not know what lies ahead for me this year. Yet I know that You are holding my future in Your hand. Let my ways be pleasing to you. As You have promised, be with me, Lord. Grid me with Your strength and grace so that I can live for Your light. Enable me to draw closer to You that I may walk in your peace and be the creative and loving person that you intend for me to be. I ask this and all things in the sure and certain knowledge of your love for me and for all your people. Amen.

Monday, January 26, 2009

-sigh-


got this from Facebook.

WHICH IS WHICH? Fight for your love or set them free?
WHICH IS RIGHT? Forgive then forget or forget then forgive?
WHAT IS REALLY RIGHT? I love you because I need you or I need you because I love you?
SHOULD IT BE? To see is to believe or believe when you see it?
DOES IT HAVE TO BE? Action speaks louder than words but still words hurt more than action?
IS IT? Love for a reason or the reason is love?


Saturday, January 3, 2009

thoughts.

i want time to reflect.
i want to go some place really far. really quiet.

know what i really want.
know what i'm really looking for.
know what will really make me happy.