Mall Hopping

Okay I admit it. I am trying to avoid going to the malls. I just got back from vacation and my budget is not necessarily mall-friendly. But it was a weekend and Friendship Theo wanted to have dinner before he left for vacation. So its the mall it is.

We first went to Lulu Hypermarket.

Hunger got the best of us so we drove to Mall of Dharan where we ate at Chillis again. After dinner, we visited some of the stores.

Saw this at Zara. Wanted it soooo much.

Kaya lang mahal siya for my budget.

We checked River Island.

My office bag is still on display. 

In Topman I liked a bag on display, and it was on sale.

But up close, it wasn’t sturdy enough for me.

Mannequins of Topman (very lifelike sila di ba?)

We realized that it was almost 11pm so we called it a night. I was wearing my office shoes again, so my feet were really kawawa that night.


I wish the Rumors were true…

After Charice mysteriously begged off to answer what her upcomings projects in Hollywood were coming up, rumors of a Charice appearance on the Second Season of Glee surfaced and I could not be any happier than anybody else at the prospect of Charice (my favorite) appearing on Glee (my favorite).

 

 

But the rumors weren’t true. (Sad)

Charice tweeted on the issue:

Sayang.

Philippine Daily Inquirer even had a column on the news with Charice’s Road Manager/Handler confirmation on the issue. But Charice had cleared up the air and even though its a little disappointing, its not the end of the world.

 

On a different note, I’ve started tweeting. Medyo lost pa ako, but I hope I get the hang of it soon. And related to Charice, Im such a fan talaga. I’ve sent a tweet for her (is that when they call it) as you can see below. Hahahahahaha.

 

Kahit ako nakornihan sa sarili ko.


My Desktop Photos

These are some of the photos I alternately use as my Desktop Photo. I sometimes see my boss staring at my desktop whenever he would pass by my desk and I would not be using my pc. I think enjoys looking at them too. All he needs to do is ask if he wants me to email them to him so he can use them too on his PC.

Don’t you just love the colors on this?

I like a colorful desktop.

This is a Photoshopped picture.

But it still makes people who see my desktop look twice.

This is the one I am using at present.

Cute baby relieves tension.

And lastly, this also relieves much of the tension of working.


I’ve got a Stiffie

I woke up in good spirits.

I was intent to follow a friend’s advice to wake up and smile. And face myself in the mirror and shout “Good Morning Gorgeous!”

But I just couldn’t do it today.

I have a Stiff Neck.

I might’ve been in a bad position during sleep. I mean, I couldn’t blame it on anything else since I was fine before bedtime.  I also blame it on the pillow I used, I was used to sleeping with a less fluffier pillow than the one I used last night. So maybe that was the culprit.

I’ve been searching online on how to relieve a stiff neck and I found a couple of useful information:  (From Wisegeek)

Most people experience a stiff neck every now and then. While the condition is typically nothing to worry about and does not require medical care in most cases, it can be, quite literally, a pain in the neck. Luckily, there are many ways to soothe a stiff neck and speed up recovery.

One way to relieve a stiff neck is to take some of the pressure off your neck muscles. You can wear a soft cervical collar, available where medical supplies are sold, or place a rolled up towel in your shirt collar for extra support, pinning the ends snug around your neck. Sleep on your back with a pillow supporting the curve of your spine.

Relaxing the muscles with a hot shower, massage, or gentle stretches can help relieve a stiff neck as well. A hot water bottle or hot compress, made by soaking a towel in hot water, can also be applied to a stiff neck to aid relaxation. Try adding aromatherapeutic herbs or oils to the compress.

The pain of a stiff neck does not usually go away immediately with the above methods, so over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen can be useful. They can also reduce swelling and make relaxation easier, as it can be difficult to consciously relax the muscles when one is in pain.

If you find yourself suffering from a stiff neck regularly, you may wish to examine and improve your daily habits. Stress, poor posture, and exposure to drafts are all common causes of a stiff neck. Take time out of every day to relax or do something you enjoy, even if only for a few minutes. Stay away from drafts or wear a scarf in chilly weather, and make sure the shocks in your car are working properly to keep your neck from being jolted around while you drive.

Poor posture can be improved with regular stretching and strength exercises. You can perform many of these at your desk, on the bus, or while watching television for just a few minutes out of each hour during the day. If you make an effort to hold your neck comfortably, it will eventually become second nature. Keep your work, such as your computer screen, at a level that allows you to hold your head normally to see it. Avoid activities that compress your neck, such as holding a phone between your head and shoulder.

In some cases, a stiff neck may require medical attention. If the pain does not improve after 24 hours, or if it gets worse, consult a doctor. Other signs of danger are pain spreading to other areas, headache, drowsiness, fever, numbness, or confusion. If you experience any of these problems along with a stiff neck, they may be signs of a serious condition, and it is imperative to seek medical help as soon as possible.

I don’t think this is anything serious. But I still wish it will go away soon.

.I gulped down some pain relievers this morning and have been doing some neck exercises to help my neck get used to movement. With luck, my stiffie would go away soon.


The Curse

How would you feel if you were driving leisurely, just enjoying the scenery, even singing to the music of the when suddenly a car out of nowhere appears and cuts you off !!! P@#* What the F*** do you think you’re doing A**hole !!!!!!!!!! Mabangga ka sana !!!!!

Wouldn’t you be cursing him too the same way that I did?

I was driving in Corniche on my way to M’s place to give the laptop that I just had reformatted. I was careful not to drive fast since I had food in the passenger seat and I didn’t want food spilling all over the seat covers. I had spilled sinigang before and even after so many weeks, my car reeked of sinigang whenever I would enter it.

Damn that driver. He must be in real hurry or maybe out of his mind.

But when I came nearer the stoplight, I saw that there was an accident, and yes! It was the same car that cut me off. Bigla tuloy akong kinabahan at baka effective ang aking sumpa?

The photo is not the car I cursed. This is just shown for dramatic purposes.

I felt guilty for uttering the words I said earlier.

 

INCONSIDERATE ACQUAINTANCE

I usually sleep early during Friday nights since it was a practice of mine to sleep late during Wednesday nights and Thursday nights for I had no work the next day, but Friday night meant that I had work the next day so I sleep early para fresh and tight ang aking skin the next day. But around 10:30pm an Inconsiderate Acquaintance called me, I wonder who gave him my number and asked if he could come and copy movies from me. WHAT !!!!!!  At that hour? I told him sorry I had work the next day and had to sleep.

I thought that was the end of the story.

Inconsiderate Acquaintance called me around the same time again last night, and this time I recognized the number and didn’t bother to answer anymore. Pero he was persistent ha? Inconsiderate Acquaintance kept calling and kept calling. He called first time around 10:15pm, then again at 10:20pm then again at 10:45pm, then again at 11:30pm, then again at 11:45pm, then again at 12:05 am then lastly at 12:35 am.

WHAT WAS HE THINKING ? !!!!!!!!!!

I swear, he is never going to copy any of my movies. 


The Heat !!! The Heat !!!

Summer has really arrived.

Over the weekend, we were moving offices to the more spacious office down the hall. So my colleague and I were busy Wednesday afternoon and took turns Thursday. He wanted to come Thursday morning which worked perfect for me since I had a lot of household chores to do before I could even think of doing anything else. So I came by Thursday after lunch.

Here’s my previous desk.

With my awards stacked near me. Joke lang !!!

And here’s where Im supposed to be working now.

Notice the biscuit on my desk?

 

Anyway, so I chose to come in the afternoon right? I think I may have made the wrong decision since I parked my car in a spot where there was no shade, so just imagine the heat that I had to endure when I had to start my car. And since, I didn’t own a brand new car, so it took a while to cool down. And add to that, I had to go out of the office several times in the blazing sun so when I got home, I felt sick.

I had invitations to go to a Beach Party as well as a Birthday Party, both of which I was absent to. The reason? I was stuck in bed. The only reason I got up was because I had to turn off my laptop since I didn’t like sleeping with íts glare and to close my curtains.

I still feel sick but I couldn’t miss work, and I had to pick up M at the bus station since M was coming from Manila. New rule: I’m never coming out of my airconditioned room at that time of the day anymore. And buy a new car (lets sing altogether now “Hindi bawal mangarap ang mahirap!).

So now I’m here at my new table, nose runny and all and with a slight body ache.  Lord give me strength to endure till 5pm.


My Break Up

Dear Visa,

This is a very hard thing for me to say. I have thought long and hard about this. I didn’t have to consult my friends because I know how they feel about you. They like you too. But I have to say it now or else I would not have the courage to say what I have to say. “I’m Breaking up with you”.

For so many years, you have given me pleasure and pain as well (at the end of the month when I receive the statement of account). But now, I feel that our relationship has to end. I do not feel tingly inside anymore at the thought of you. All I see is the dent you have caused my bank account. The heartache and the sleepless nights that you gave me.

I will always remember the good times we shared in Ikea. How happy we were in Aldo. How inseparable we seemed while checking out the sale in Zara. How proud I flashed you in River Island, Topman, Next, Debenhams, Mr. Price Home. You were even there while I was hungrily checking out good bargains in Centrepoint. Mall of Asia was Retail Heaven for us while I was vacationing in Manila. You gleamed like a Beacon of light everytime I went to Safeway to buy my groceries.  I will always remember you whenever I use my Red HP laptop.

But enough is enough IS ENOUGH.

I will always be indebted to you (in the real sense of the word).

It’s not you. It’s me. I have the problem. And now, its time for me to move on and pay up.

I know I cut you in half but this may be the best decision for me.

I don’t think we can be friends. Its time for me to say goodbye. And please don’t tell your friend Mastercard to call me. I am not interested to talk to any of your friends. Regardless of what you may say, this is hard for me.

Goodbye.

 

P.S. Please don’t bother sending another to replace you. I will also cut the replacement in half.


What is Jejemon?

When I was back home in Pinas, I kept hearing the word Jejemon here and there. Even on television, I kept hearing about it. I asked my Mom about it and she looked at me as if I was speaking another language. Mom just rolled her eyes at me and gave the plainest reply she could muster “I never know anything that is going on nowadays” she said and just continued munching on the dried mangoes I brought her from the grocery.

So I just googled it, and here’s what I found after a few clicks.

Jejemon is a term used for people who not only exxagerate but over exxaggerate the spelling of the words in the keyboard as though they were typing it using a mobile phone.

Wikipedia defines a Jejemon as  “Jejemon is a pop culture phenomenon in the Philippines. Jejemons are defined by Urban Dictionary as those “who has managed to subvert the English language to the point of incomprehensibility and online lynch squads.” A Jejemon is described as one of a “new breed of hipsters who have developed not only their own language and written text but also their own sub-culture and fashion.” Jejemons also imitate “gangster” like attitudes which make them similar to the English chav, Scottish ned, Irish skanger, Russian gopnik and Australian & New Zealand bogan.

The word “Jejemon” supposedly originated from online users’ penchant to type in “hehehe” as “jejeje”, either because “Jeje” is derived from Spanish, whose speakers denote the interjection as laughter, or because the letters “h” and “j” are beside each other, and that it is appended by “-mon” that came from the Japanese anime Pokemon, with “-mon” meant as “monster,” hence “jeje monsters

Here is a perfect example of Jejemons gone wild:

 

And another one.

 

And lastly Wikipedia notes that The Jejemons are said to be the new “jologs”, a term used for Filipinos of the lower income class. Jejemons are often attributed to be of inferior intellect, but this belief may be wrong as a number of them exist in exclusive schools and science high schools. The parameters of being classified as a Jejemon are still unclear, and how the different “levels” of “Jejemonism” are reached, although there are named levels such as “mild,” “moderate” and “severe” or “terminal.

 

In my opinion, this Jejemonism fad should just wear off. It hurts my eyes to read what they write and sometimes a bit challenging too. 

 

Or maybe Im just getting too old?


What’s Changed?

More than a week na ako since nakabalik ng Khobar from my vacation in the little town of Rosario. Actually ninanamnam ko pa ng bonggang bongga ang pag aadjust ng aking body clock to the local time. Enjoy ako na nakakatulog ako ng 7pm at nagigising ako ng 5am. Truly. I feel like I have so much time to just linger before getting ready for work. Feeling ko ka level ko na ang mga Lola ko na Hindi pa man sumisilip si Sunshine Cruz sa aking window ay nagkakape na ako.

I have seen some changes since I got back. Sa sarili ko, ang change is nasanay na akong wala si M. M is bound to come anytime soon, hindi ko pa nga nakukuha ang flight details niya kasi napagkasunduan namin na susunduin ko siya pagkagaling niya ng Manila. 3 months siyang nawala. Nagkita kami sa Manila once lang. Papakiramdaman ko kung ano ang feeling kapag dumating siya. Kakabog pa ba ang aking damdamin? Chos!

There are some changes also with my friends. Susmaryosep nawala lang ako ng 30 days, pagbalik ko ay may big revelations na agad na naibalita sa akin while coming from the airport. Mayroon nang hindi nag uusap, may umusbong na love triangle, etcetera etcetera etcetera.  Parang nag CR lang ako at paglabas ko ay ang dami na agad nabago? Ang big change lang I am happy to announce and will show in my future posts is may bago nang emote si Senadora Jamby. Hindi na niya hinintay na i-seminar ko siya.

Siguro Change is Inevitable? And siguro nga tama si Lolo Jomari Chan when he sung “Life is a Constant Change, and nothing stays the same oh nooooooooooo.

Buti na lang mayron talaga hindi nagche change.

Ang aking freshness.

Chos !!!!!!!!!!


Im Back (to work)

Im Back.

Back to Alkhobar Saudi Arabia.

And back to work.

Natapos na naman ang isang buwan na pagbabakasyon/pagpapasarap.

akalain mo yon? Naka isang buwan na pala?

Ngayon balik na naman sa reyalidad ng buhay.

Balik na naman sa pagbabayad ng mga walang katapusang utang.

Balik na naman sa pagtatrabahong walang hanggan.

(Masaya pa ako sa lagay na yan ha)