TWELVE MONTHS

Thanks to ABBA who tagged me. They say this is the in thing nowadays. Anyway, this is a welcome distraction from work, and this makes me look like I am working when I am really not. Pardon me if I seem maasim, today is not a good hair day.

Oh and by the way if I tag you, here are the instructions. Feel free to follow – or not.

What to do:
1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

I was born January. So let’s see what they say about me.

Stubborn and Hard Hearted. Stubborn I sometimes am, but Hard Hearted? Never.

Ambitious and Serious. I am

Loves to teach and be taught. Teaching is in my blood.

Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. I do but only sometimes.

Likes to criticize. Hindi naman masiyado.

Hardworking and productive. Very true. Ehem.

Smart, neat and organized. Very true din. Ehem again.

Sensitive and has deep thoughts. I am sensitive to other people’s feelings.

Knows how to make others happy. Somehow I am thinking sex here.

Quiet unless excited or tensed. I am thinking sex again here.

Rather reserved. I do keep some things bottled up inside me.

Highly attentive. Only to things that are worthy of my attention.

Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. I don’t get sick easily. Palaban ang bacteria ko.

Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. I am romantic and I express love easily.

Loves children. I do.

Loyal. Super loyal to friends.

Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. I am a social person. I get jealous easily.

Very Stubborn and money cautious. Stubborn? A lot. Money Cautious, cant agree.

I am tagging Friendship Robertisms, Iyaan Bobot, Cousin Daniel, Fionixe, Mandaya Moore Orlis, Jackie Baby of Qatar, Karlo of Pinoy Blogero, Jaleesa, Mister Hubs, Turismoboi, Jay from Down Under and The Tripper.

And here are the traits of the 12 months.

The Twelve Months

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

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SEASONS

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The weather is changing. How do I know? I don’t need superpowers to know. Aside from the fact that my nose is all clogged up like rush hour traffic in Baclaran during Wednesdays when I wake up, I have also turned my airconditioner on Low Cool and cranked down the temperature. Giniginaw na ako in the wee hours of the morning, but I’m too lazy to turn the AC off. That’s a sure sign.

Pero aside from the change in the weather, napansin ko there’s a change in me too. Serious itu. See, mayron akong super crush before. Si crush na ito ang tipong nahihiya ako sa kaniya. Hingian lang ako ng yosi eh feeling ko may meaning na kaagad yon? Kapag tinext niya ako eh parang katumbas na ng isang buwang bonus ang natanggap ko? Na parang magugunaw ang mundo ko kung hindi ko siya ma-text kahit once a day? Ganung tipo. May mga friends akong takang-taka sa akin kung bakit ko siya crush pero mayroon din namang agree. Pero itong si crush na ito, super hoping ako na may future. Dinadasalan ko iyan sa gabi. Picture niya ang huli kong nakikita bago ako matulog, and iyon ulit ang una kong makikita when I wake up. Overacting nga ako eh. Nagpaplano na ako ng mga pangalan ng aming mga magiging anak. The vacations we would take together. Honeymooning in Phuket and Koh Samui.

But just like any other fantasy, my fantasy ended. The fantasy ended when I realized, Third Party pala ako? So tinigilan ko ang drama. Sawa na akong maging Third Party. Hindi na ako nababagay sa ganung roles. A gusto kong role ay iyong mga Kill Bill roles na pang action na, pero super flawless pa rin ang make up ko and hindi nagugulo ang hair ko. So I moved on. It’s been so long na nga eh. Akala ko me and my ex crush wouldn’t have any communication anymore,  even if I had gone  to Riyadh several times. I never saw ex. Hindi nag-krus ang aming mga daan. I don’t know what ex looks like now. I just hope that ex crush is happy now. And I’m sure hindi naman niya ako naiisip. Siya nga rin hindi ko naiisip eh. Until this morning. I opened my Friendster account and saw that someone added me as a friend. And he waiting for my approval. Sanay na naman ako sa ganun, kasi nga sikat ako eh. Chos! Sinilip ko kung sino. At biglang lumabas sa screen ang familiar face. Ay si ex crush nga. Actually crush ko pa pala siya. Cute pa rin naman siya in a way. Pero just like the season, my feelings changed. Hindi na ako kinikilig at the thought na in-add niya ako? Hindi ako nagkukumahog na i-message siya. And certainly, I didn’t put any other meaning to the act, only that maybe ex crush wants more friends. Pero in fairness in-accept ko naman siya as a Friend sa Friendster. If you want to see, check out my Friendster account, hehehehehe. Then tell me what you think. Ay wag na pala sisikat pa siya. Hahahahaha.

Sometimes even I, am amazed at myself. Probably it’s just normal that people change. I guess the saying is true, that “The only constant thing in this world is change.”

Agree or disagree?


SUPER TIRING BUT SUPER FUN

Umatak ang mga friendships from Riyadh here sa Alkhobar for the Eid Holidays Break. I used to be one who came to Alkhobar for the holidays when I was still based in Riyadh. But now, I don’t have to anymore, because I’m based here. Kaya naman super excited ako. Daming activities and dami rin photo opportunities kaya I made sure to have my camera ready plus batteries ofcourse.

Ito na ang mga kaganapan.

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 At the Holiday Inn Half Moon Beach Resort with Rob and Dennis

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Bestfriend Rommel and Me beside the pool in Holiday Inn, and at Casper & Gambini’s

Kinunan ako while driving to the Bahrain Causeway

Iappreciate na lang ang background. Dalawang guhit na lang ang mata ko.

At the Le Gulf Meridien Hotel Alkhobar

I had a lot of fun during the holidays. It was a pleasant break from the monotony of work and a chance to discover new things too. But the all-night fun and beach treks have now taken a toll on me. I have a slight fever probably due to fatigue. I am drinking a lot of fluids to flush out the virus from my system. Grabe, masakit ang mga kasu-kasuan ko. Ramdam ko na talaga – I’m Getting Old !!!

What did you do the past few days while I was out painting the town fuschia?


THINK POSITIVE

After so long of not posting anything. Im back. Period lang, walang excalamation point as in walang excitement kasi wala pa rin akong maisip na mai-blog. But I thought, Eid Holidays is coming up so I better come up with something or else, 5 days na vacation, 5 days din akong walang post. Hay naku, napag iwanan na ako ng everybody.

A few days ago, at a party, kausap ko ang isang badette sa isang party sa farm sa medyo kalayuan, in fact lumampas kami ng isang checkpoint (ganun kalayo) just to get to the farm, nung dumating kami eh hindi naman pala kagandahan ang farm (sayang lang ang gas), but that’s another story. Anyway, itong si badette sunod nang sunod sa akin, nararamdaman ko. Kung saan ako pupunta, maya-maya ay nandun na rin siya. May pagka feeling na para bang idol ang tingin sa akin. May mga questions na kung ano ano, na sana ganun din daw siya katulad ko. Ano daw ba advice ko sa kaniya? Well, since pa morningan ang piging kaya pinagtiyagaan ko na si badette.

First impressions are generally wrong. Akala ko typical manggugupit si badette na puro lalake ang inaatupag, pero hindi pala. Breadwinner ang badette. Very humble siya. At magaling kumanta. Naikuwento niya sa akin ang kaniyang life story. Si badette daw nung pagka graduate daw ng high school eh gusto niyang mag Nursing kasi iyon lang daw ang sagot sa kahirapan na nakikita niya pero di kasing level ng Japan, na inambisyon din daw niya. Pero ayaw na raw siyang pag aralin ng parenthood at kulang na raw ang pera na galing sa paglalabada ni mother and pag tricycle ni father, kaya pumasok siya sa parlor at naging full-fledged parlorista. Masalimuot ang buhay ni badette, pero kita mo sa kaniyang katauhan ang pagiging positive. Lagi siyang may positive side na nakikita. Nahuli siya ng mutawa (religious police) , may positive siyang nakita. Hindi siya pinasuweldo for 3 months ng amo niya, may positive siyang nakita. Inutangan at hindi na binayaran ng lalake, yes sa maniwala ka’t sa hindi, may positive pa rin siyang nakita dun. At kahit na ayaw daw siyang isama ng mga matatandang organizers ng piging ay nagpilit siya. Hindi daw niya alam kung bakit. Ewan ko kung bulag siya or manhid, pero napansin ko na insecure ang mga matatandang bading na naglalagkitan ang mukha na nasunog sa Magic Cream sa kaniya.  Dahil si badette, kahit na simple at medyo luma na ang damit, pretty pa rin ha? Kumpara sa mga thundercats na parang puwedeng pagprituhan ng tilapia ang fez sa Oiliness. Hahahahaha. At ang positive na nakita niya. Nakilala niya daw ako. Ako daw ang magiging inspirasyon niya. Gusto niya daw maging katulad ko. Touched naman ako.

Kinaumagahan, nahihilo sa antok. Nagpaalaman at nagsiuwian ang mga dumalo. Si badette napansin ko, ayaw isabay. Sinabay namin siya pauwi. Kung malapit lang daw bahay ko sa kaniya, punta daw siya sa akin. Sabi niya na medyo natawa pa nga ako “Birds of same feathers, flocks wherever” Kinorrect ko siya. Nag thank you siya at nang bumaba, kita ko ang kainosentehan sa mukha niya. Hindi ko alam kung inosente nga ba siya o sadyang positive lang talaga siya.

May mga tao pa palang ganun. Kahit na ang mga kasama niya ay sing oily ng balat ng lechong kawali, at sing bitter ng tarantia ampalaya bitter herbs. Positive pa rin siya. Sana ganun din ako.

Lets think positive. Is this still possible?


FPJ – First Post in June

Eric and I after our dinner at China Gate Restaurant
last Thursday night. Buffet Dinner Buddy ko siya.
I can’t believe its June already? June is Super Duper Humid here in Alkhobar. People are sweating like crazy!!!! While I was out with a friend last Thursday night, I can feel sweat drenching my shirt. Grabe ang humid !!! Di bale since its June already, six months na lang ang hihintayin ko till I can go for vacation!!!! Naku, saan na naman kaya ako makakarating? Good luck na lang sa aking mga eyebags na naman Hahahaha. I have been in Alkhobar for 52 days now and so far everything is going well here at work. Ang hindi lang masiyadong kagandahan ay ang aking Social Life. Bored pa ako ngayon ng slight kasi I have very few friends !!!! Hindi ako sanay na nasa bahay lang ako !!! I don’t go out much kasi I don’t have anybody to be with. I only have a handful of people that I know and some new friends that I’ve met. Hindi naman ako loner. I don’t like going out alone. I like conversations, di ba masarap maglakwatsa sa mall nang may kasama?
Mayroon din naman akong Monday Night Dinner Friends pero may trabaho sila during weekends. So hindi sila free kaya pano na ako? Kaya pa naman sa ngayon, dinadaan ko na lang sa panonood ng movies on DVD and I recently bought new books too to help me with the boredom too.
Six months pa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!