14 hours and 15 minutes from now..

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I will be seated (hopefully - comfortably) on the 19 seater plane of Seair going to Coron, Palawan.

Yes! Finally, after 2 1/2 months of planning and convincing friends to come with us - the day has arrived (not yet, but hey - it's tomorrow!)

See you guys in a couple of days!! :)

Happy Happy Birthday May May!!

Happy Happy
Happy Birthday
May May!!

We miss you!!

*see you soon in Singapore!
(we hope!)

A Golf blister...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Remember when you golf shoes still had metal spikes? Well, that's how long it's been since I last held a 7 iron! And just last night at the Top Flyt driving range in Quezon City, I did not just hold one - but hit a bucket of golf balls - with the chidding, pushing, cheering on of my Panget and my tee-boy Myke (naks...)

Even though its been years, I still remembered the grip, the stance and the swing - although not the correct stance, grip, back swing and etc., but at least somehow - I knew and remembered a little of it. Everyone will agree that I hate the feeling of being sweaty (ma-pawisan) I hate it so much that I purposely do not engage in sports (it's as if I'm a fan of any sport - I just watch them on TV or on the court) but for golf (driving range and badminton) I was willing to sweat it out.

I remember vividly, during my first summer learning golf, I sustained a tennis elbow injury - that was during 1997 (I think) because the glof club I used was too heavy for me - thus - hitting a few balls became sort of a torture for me, but then again, I enjoyed it. The following summer, I sustained a sprained wrist - due to having the wrong grip! After a while, I was able to correct my grip thus - no more pain - but unfortunately - I never played ever again -until last night that is.

It's funny to know that I have my own golf set (take note!! ako lang sa buong pamilya ko ang eron!) My mom bought me a golf set with a matching color golf bag - a pair of Footjoy golf shoes that matches the design of the golf bag, and a long sleeved turtle neck golf shirt that is the same design as the golf bag!! Everything was matching - para raw maganda. Fine - it looked cute, it still looks cute! I still am proud of it up to now.

Since my Panget and I got together, I've been telling his younger sister that I need the metal spikes of my golf shoes t be replaced - until now, it hasn't been replaced! I keep forgetting to give my golf shoes to her! I have a feeling that it's quite brittle already - but it still there! :) (Damn, how much will I shell out for a pair of decent golf shoes?! Argh....) I just realized - this is an expensive sport! Dammit!! I need to get gloves for my left hand - as I sustained (grabe ba?!) a blister on my left thumb.. :( huhuhu...

P.S. I'm still looking for my 7 iron! I can't seem to find it! Help!! :)


Monday, April 24, 2006

In a few days, I'll be off to Palawan, but right now - I'm getting stressed by the minute! There's a little problem with the accomodation arrangements in our resort. Everyone, it seems - realized (just now) that they wanted rooms for themselves!!

I know for a fact that the resort if fully booked - but I'm hoping and praying that things will turn out the way I(we) want them to..

Hopefully... Hopefully... or help me... Waaaaaaaaaaah!!

I've exhausted all resources possible.. I just hope it pays off...

Special thanks to tequila mike!! :) thanks thanks!!

5 days to go!!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

And I will be off to Coron, Palawan!

I'm excited and at the same time worried because my panget is still kind of limping - well, since he just had his ACL done less than a month ago...

But nevertheless - I will be in the company of friends!!

It's sad that Belle and Berly won't be able to join me, Mon, Lyn, and Ian - anyhoo - there's always a next time!! :)

I'm counting the days...... :)


We'll be staying at El Rio Y Mar Resort (formerly Maricaban Bay Resort) any comments? reviews??

Happy Birthday Shirley!!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Happy Happy
Happy Birthday
Shirley!! :)

Lower Back Pains...

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

For years, I have been suffering and complaining of the pain on my lower back. I've gone twice to mang-hi-hilots and they STILL haven't cured me. I've taken X-Rays of my back - and there's nothing wrong with it!

I hate the feeling!!!!!

Argh.... :)

I dreamt of Sam Milby

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I know some of you will shriek out of ka-cornihan - but what the heck - I didn't plan this! It just happened - but I'm glad it did. Haha!! :)

Right after my massage last night - I was playing with Jenna and Jacob in my mom's room - the TV was turned on because my mom was watching the soap 'Gulong ng Palad'. While playing with the babies - I suddenly heard a certain commercial model say that he enjoys eating 'Amazing Aloha' (or something to that effect) I just need to tell you, that I am such a fan of Jollibee's Amazing Aloha - that to me was the perfect burger. Was - because it was discontinued years ago. Of course, upon hearing this - my eyes suddenly shot up to the TV screen - surprise, surprise - It was Sam Milby alright - he's become a Jollibee endorser. I happily told my mom that the 'Amazing Aloha' burger is back! (She was the one who told me it tastes great) I was excited! Maybe because I will be seeing more of my dear Sam Milby on TV.

Anyhoo - just this morning - I kind of woke up late - about 10minutes late - and all I could remember was dreaming of Sam Milby! I forgot the details - but I swear - it was Him I was dreaming about - actually - it was 'US' I was dreaming of. He was there with me. He's such a dreamy person - I wish to have more dreams of him and of 'us' - I'm sure most of you are laughing right now. All I can say is - Laught all you want!! Bwahahaha!! :)

Unconditional Love..

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I was raised Catholic, went to a Catholic all-girls school, and attended a Catholic University (I think?) Having said that - since it's the Holy Week, I guess this particular entry is timely - for me that is!! :)

Just yesterday afternoon, I had a misunderstanding with her. She called me a few times on my mobile with a raised voice asking me questions. It's quite a norm already but I can't seem to make myself numb to it. Anyways, when I got back to the office - it was when it all started.

Acutally, I think it was nearing 10pm that I realized how much she loves me, that despite my shortcomings, imperfections and mistakes - she loves me still. And there is no question on how much, because she just does! I never thought I'd be witness to a thing such as 'unconditional love' - a love that is willing to see passed mistakes, a love that forgives and hopes for the best, a love that will forever be there for you when everyone is not.

Come to think of it - this epiphany is so timely - since it's the Holy Week - I suddenly realized that like Jesus - who died for us - loves us unconditionally despite our continous effort to sin and be away from Him. This is such a big thing to say for me as I am not a devout Catholic. I now realize that there are people, beings out there who love me unconditionally - and she is one of them. After realizing this - I filled up with guilt - yes, guilt - and regret. How dare I think of her badly? How dare I question her love for me? How dare I feel anger towards her? How dare I dare feel these things?

Now that I've realized it, I regret not having to spend quality time with her. I regret every moment that I turned her down for an invitation to go out of town. I regret being angry at her. I regret raising my voice at her. I regret not following her. I regret everything negative thought I had of her. I regret not showing her how much I appreciate her and love her, of how proud I am that she is so strong, how I appreciate that she stuck it through every bump, how I truly love her.

I hate the feeling of being unappreciated - I've just come to realize that on my part - I choose the things I do to be appreciated - while she, she doesn't - she just does everything without expecting to be appreciated. That's unconditional love. That's what I have. A person who loves me unconditionally. I am so lucky to have her. Yes - so lucky!

It's just so sad to have realized this just now - I'm such a nincompoop! Argh!!!! But this, this changes everything. This has changed me - to someone who will appreciate and love her more. She deserves it! After all - she gave me life!

Thanks Auntie Nene!!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Auntie Nene - I love you!! :)

Thank you so very much for the Sam Milby poster - I absolutely love it!!!! :)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

Coron temptations..

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I've never been a beach person, NEVER, and that stands till now, but don't take me wrong, I don't hate or dislike beaches, in fact I appreciate and love the scenery and beauty of beaches. I love looking at pictures that showcase pristine waters and white powdery sands, whenever I come across images of clear water white sand beaches - I'm in awe. It takes me some place peaceful - sort of like a 'happy' place for most of us.

While channel surfing about 4 years ago (that long huh?!), I chanced upon a segment of Lakbay TV on Coron, Palawan. I was impressed. I never thought I'd see a place within the Philippines that was as nice as what I saw on TV! Hosts of the TV show were cayaking from island to island. The water beneath them was crystal clear! Imagine seeing the bottom part of the cayak immersed in water??!! I've never seen a place so beautiful and so peaceful! Coron, was said to be the hide-out of Japanese ships during the world war - this was because small islands were situated strategically that made biggers ships have a hard time passing through. It's also said that the reefs of Coron are infested with a lot of treasures because of shipwrecks during the world wars {which makes me wonder - should I be scared or should I be fascinated?!?} I think there's even an island called Skeleton Island. It's supposed to be 'the' perfect dive site for divers. But since I'm not a diver - I'll settle for the scenery and historical value.

Since then, I've been toying with the idea of visiting Coron, but as usual - no one has ever heard of this magnificent place before. And whenever I bring up the topic, those around me look at me and have expressions of 'WTF is she talking about?' Hence, Coron will always be a 'dream' destination and nothing more.

But a few weeks ago(acutally a month to be exact), my good friend Alch called me on my mobile and told me if I'm game to join them if they arrange of a Palawan trip this summer since April 28-May 1 is going to be a long weekend. I initially asked where she was planning to go and when she replied 'Coron, Palawan' - it was music to my ears! I was already sold on the plan and super psyched to go, thus began my making benta Coron to my friends - to Kath and May May initially, and eventually to Belle, Lyn, Ian, Berly and my panget. Lyn and Ian immediately told me they were game to go - so that's already 2 down. Kath reasoned that since it was her birthday - she needed to stay behind as for May May - she will still be in Singapore - studying. So out of the 7 only 2 confirmed. My panget kasi has this atittude that he'd decide on the last minute {thank gawd for him winning the Kodak Camera - I was replied with a definite ' OO NA, SASAMA NA!} As for Berly - she had plans already and Belle, well - she's still running about Hong Kong and will be back 1st week of April - she'll decide when she comes back. I hope she gets to decide on time though.

Anyways - here's a glimpse of what's in store for us for this trip. To those who I've invited and who are still UNDECIDED - I hope the link will make you decided ASAP!! Hehehe..

Coron, Palawan