Friday, August 7, 2009

Martin Nievera VS. Gary V.: A Big Showdown

A big showdown between two big Filipino Singers namely Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano, is set to dominate on stage come rain or shine on September 19, 2009 at 8pm at the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds. Perhaps it would be time to distinguish who really dominates the concert scene. To know more about it, I am sharing an article taken from courtesy of

The big showdown, at last: Martin vs Gary V.!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Health Updates!

I got this email from a good friend based in Singapore and I thought of sharing this to you guys..

Could hot cocoa be the next "wonder drug"
for high blood pressure?

Harvard researchers praise stunningly simple discovery!

According to recent estimates, nearly 1-in-3 American adults has high blood pressure. But for the Kuna Indians living on a group of islands off the Caribbean coast of Panama, hypertension doesn't even exist. In fact, after age 60, the average blood pressure for Kuna Indian islanders is a perfect 110/70.

Is it because they eat less salt? No. Kuna Indians eat as much, if not more salt, than people in the U.S.
Is it due to their genes? No. Kuna Indians who move away from the islands are just as likely to suffer from high blood pressure as anyone else!
So what makes these folks practically "immune" to hypertension -- and lets them enjoy much lower death rates from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cancer?

Harvard researchers were stunned to discover it's because they drink about 5 cups of cocoa each day. That's right, cocoa!

Studies show the flavonols in cocoa stimulate your body's production of nitric oxide -- boosting blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. In fact, one study found cocoa thins your blood just as well as low-dose aspirin!
But that's not all. A Harvard Medical School professor claims cocoa can also treat blocked arteries, congestive heart failure, stroke, dementia, even impotence!

Painless cholesterol cure
works in just 7 days -- and drives
the "food police" crazy!
Want to lower your cholesterol so fast it'll make your head spin? It's a breeze, just eat guacamole -- or any dish containing avocados!

Most health experts and nutritionists will tell you this rich, delicious Mexican dish is BANNED from any cholesterol-watcher's menu. But not Dr. Steven Pratt. That's because new research shows eating avocados can lower your cholesterol even faster than drugs... without the side effects!
One study found after just 7 days on a diet including avocados, LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglyceride levels dropped by 22 percent. Meanwhile, HDL ("good") cholesterol shot up 11 percent -- something most cholesterol-lowering drugs won't do!

The cinnamon cure for high blood sugar

Sprinkle a little cinnamon on your toast, cereal, oatmeal, or sliced apples. It not only tastes good, it lowers your blood sugar!
In a recent study, people reduced their blood sugar levels by as much as 29 percent in just 40 days. That's with NO drugs, NO diet changes -- just plain old cinnamon!

The fat that blasts away cancer

You've been told cancer runs in families. You've been told what to eat and what NOT to eat -- including LESS fat.

Yet Dr. Steven Pratt says there's one fat you should eat MORE of. It's the monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, found in olive oil!
It should come as no surprise. After all, olive oil is a staple of the Mediterranean diet. And people in Spain and Greece are far less likely to develop cancer than in the U.S.
But what's really interesting is how olive oil not only prevents cancer, it blasts away cancer cells that already exist! So if you're even the slightest bit worried about cancer, this is one SuperFood you don't want to be without!

NEW prostate-protecting champ trumps tomatoes!

Unless you've been asleep under a rock for the past decade, you've heard the news about tomatoes. They contain a potent antioxidant called lycopene that's been proven to reduce the risk of certain cancers -- in particular, prostate cancer.

A famous Harvard study back in 1995 found that out of 48,000 men surveyed, those who ate 10 or more servings of tomatoes a week reduced their risk of prostate cancer by more than one-third. What's more, they lowered their risk of aggressive prostate tumors (the kind that are really tough to treat) by HALF!
But before you reach for that slice of pizza or bottle of ketchup, listen up. What if I told you about a sweet, refreshing food Dr. Steven Pratt recommends that's even better for your prostate than tomatoes?
This NEW prostate protecting champ is watermelon! Ounce for ounce, watermelon is even richer in lycopene than tomatoes. And since you probably eat more watermelon in one sitting than you do tomatoes, you don't have to gorge on it 10 times a week in order to slash your cancer risk! Just a few times a week should do it.

Knock out an ulcer with broccoli?!

About 25 million Americans will suffer from a peptic ulcer at some point in their lives. To get rid of their ulcers, most will take an antibiotic like amoxicillin.
Pretty tame stuff , right? Wrong! Amoxicillin can bring with it unwanted side effects like fever, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, even a yucky condition called "hairy tongue"!
And if you think that's bad, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the cost of treating an ulcer with antibiotics over an average 17-day period can run upward of $1,000!

Fortunately, there's one unconventional treatment with NO side effects Dr. Pratt swears by. "Eat broccoli!" he says. Why?
Broccoli contains a remarkably potent compound called sulforaphane, that kills off the H. pylori bacteria that cause most ulcers. Not only can it knock out an ulcer, eating one serving a day for a month might run you 20 bucks... a fraction of the cost of drugs!

Monday, May 18, 2009

.. Happy!

I woke this morning feeling happy ;) Of course, I chatted with this person I secretly like haha! Secretly because I don't want to let the whole world know that I like him. Just this blog alone knows my secret. Well, let's just see. I often change crushes haha!:) Basta, I am happy today upon arising from bed.. *whistling mode*

Alarming Maternal Deaths in RP

I am browsing over some news @ yahoo when I got hooked to this article with UNICEF urging the Philippines to reduce maternal deaths.

Here's the news article courtesy of yahoo:

MANILA (AFP) – The UN children's agency Friday urged the Philippines to do more to reduce the high rate of maternal mortality in the Southeast Asian nation.

UNICEF country representative Vanessa Tobin, on a visit to a Manila hospital where she saw babies being delivered, said the agency was puzzled why one woman dies every two hours due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth.

"We need to understand why despite the available health care services, many of our pregnant women choose to deliver without the proper care of skilled health workers," Tobin said in a statement released to journalists accompanying her on the tour.

Data from a 2009 UNICEF report shows a Filipina mother has a one in 140 chance of dying while delivering a child, compared with one in 8,000 in industrialised countries.

This translates to around 11 mothers dying every day or 4,500 a year due to pregnancy and childbirth complications.

Also, it said about half of the deaths of Filipino children under the age of five happen within the first four weeks of their lives.

"The health and survival of mothers and their newborns are linked, and many of the interventions that save new mothers' lives also benefit their infants," Tobin added.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque said the government was "mobilising our resources to improve services especially for pregnant women and newborns" and encouraging local governments to provide facilities to complement those funded by the national government.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Emptiness Strikes Again!

I was watching a movie about a lonely man awhile ago. After watching, I got into this realization that I too am lonely. I got a loving family and good company of friends along with a very noble job, however, I still haven't found someone who can fill in the emptiness I feel right now. I need that God-given someone. I need someone who will always perks me up even in my darkest days! Right now, I just feel soooo lonely and I hate feeling this way... It's been so long since I got interested into someone.

I Am Bored!

Got no work today. Grr! I am getting bored!
Seems like my eyes are straining now for getting a lengthened exposure while surfing online. 'wish I could go somewhere else. Sasama ka ba? :)

Sweet Ryan A.

Because of the couple's wish to keep their wedding private, Ryan Agoncillo, Judy Ann Santos' husband, requested the printing press to print their wedding invitations in just one day. The said printing press was closed for a day to cater to Ryan's request. Sweet isn't it? True enough, their wedding was so private that only close family and friends were there.

I AM Back!

This blog has long been on hiatus. Time really is so mean that I cannot get across this blog every once a while. Now that I am back, would like to update it whenever I can. By the way, so much has been happening in my life now. I have learned many things. I grew better as a person. Whatever is happening in my life, I am indeed thankful to the One Most High. I Love you God for everything!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

King Of Philippine Rap Laid To Rest

Yesterday, the cremated remains of Francis Magalona, the King of Philippine Rap have been laid to rest at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City. A huge crowd became a witness of the said event.

Here's an update from

Manila, Philipines -- The cremated remains of Filipino rap icon and actor Francis Magalona have been laid to rest this afternoon at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City, reports said.

The arrival of Magalona’s ashes at the burial site was reportedly met with applause from the gathered crowd. Relatives and friends offered white balloons in a gesture of praise and appreciation to Magalona, who died last Friday from leukemia at the age of 44.

Reports added that the hearse carrying the rapper’s urn was escorted by motorcycle-riding personnel of the Philippine National Police and the Metro Manila Development Authority.

Residents living nearby reportedly went out of their houses to get a glimpse of the motorcade.

Magalona’s body was cremated at around 1 a.m. at the Funeraria Paz along Araneta Avenue. His ashes were then taken back to the Christ the King Church in Green Meadows, Quezon City, where several of Magalona’s relatives and showbiz friends delivered eulogies after the final mass. - By Dino Maragay (Philstar News Service,

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Busy Mode

I'm in the busy mode the past few days. Work is eating much of my time that I can't even go out with friends doing some rest and relaxation together.

How I wish I could be able to still find time to relax and pamper myself.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

15 Simple, Inexpensive Ways to Care for Yourself

by Karly Randolph Pitman

1. Use the library. The library is a self-care treasure trove. During a time in my life when a $10 pizza was a luxury, I used the library for much of my entertainment needs: I checked out armfuls of books, CDs, magazines, and videos for free. I didn't let my library's offerings stop me, either: I ordered books or videos that my library didn't have through interlibrary loan, for a mere $1.50. The best part was receiving the call that my interlibrary loan had arrived: Picking up the book that I was so eager to read was like a Christmas present.

2. Buy quality over quantity. While I'm careful with how I spend my money, I'm likewise careful with what I spend my money on. I save for what I really want --- even if it takes me months or years to do so --- instead of buying a cheaper alternative that I can afford immediately. Buying what you want serves your spirit because it honors your need for beauty, quality, or choice. Too often, we buy junk, gadgets, knicknacks or things we don't need because we are surrounded by objects that don't speak to our truest hearts. So we search endlessly for it, parting with our money --- our life energy --- for things that only end up collecting dust, clutter our homes, or show up in the give away pile. When you give yourself permission to buy the $100 cashmere sweater instead of the $30 cotton one, you lose the deprived feeling that accompanies a habit of making do; settling for second best. That deprived feeling is often what leads to overspending in the first place. So my advice is don't settle. Buy the cashmere sweater. But do it mindfully: wait until you can pay cash, not credit. Likewise, reconsider how many sweaters you really need and wear. (My closet is spare, but I love and wear everything in it.) Swinging for the cashmere sweater may mean having four sweaters in your closet, instead of 10. In my experience, having one sweater that makes you swoon is preferable to ten that don't.

3. Learn how to do it yourself. Do you love Chinese take-out, authentic Mexican, or gourmet pizza? With a recipe, basic lessons, or a tutorial from a friend, you can learn to make these yourself. Our family prides itself on cooking good food: we love to eat well. It makes us feel richly abundant on a daily basis. Likewise, you can learn decorating skills to transform your home, or how to give yourself a lavish mani/pedi. I've made my own jewelry, sewed clothes, pillows and curtains, and knitted scarves and shrugs. Learning a new skill has an extra side benefit: it feeds your self-esteem, as well as your spirit.

4. Make your own pampering products. I make bath salts for friends and my own use. They take five minutes and cost pennies. I've also made my own face masks out of everyday kitchen ingredients ---- they are fantastic for my skin, and are a bargain when compared to organic skin care products.

5. Barter. In today's consumer culture, we limit our creativity when we don't think of alternatives to buying. What about bartering for what you want, instead? I've swapped cooking for childcare; accounting for a cleaning service; a collage lesson for a jewelry making class. That sweater that is the wrong color on you? A friend might swap you for something in her closet that calls to you.

6. Ask around. Are you looking for craft supplies? Put up a sign in a community bulletin board, like a friend of mine did: She received an entire bag of needles from a woman who no longer wanted them. Or try Freecycle, where you can use your neighbors to get (or give) things for free.

7. Give yourself the luxury of time. When I'm feeling frazzled, what I most crave is time: time to take a long shower, paint my nails, or read a book. How can you give yourself 20 or 30 minutes a day, a sacred space to cultivate your relationship with yourself? We often think we don't have the time, but how much of our daily lives is spent buying, scouting for things, or running errands (to buy)? Cutting down your consumption may create the very pockets of time you need to feel whole, without buying the new outfit.

8. Cultivate low-cost entertainment. There are a myriad of ways to entertain yourself, without cost. I meet girlfriends for walks, or at the coffeehouse for tea: a $2 investment. I exercise outside or do yoga in my bedroom --- I run, bike and walk, all free, aside from my gear. We make the most of our Netflix subscription, getting "fun" movies as well as documentaries, how-to videos, or other educational entertainment. Book clubs and game nights are other ways of adding inexpensive joy. Check your local paper: you may be amazed at the wealth of free entertainment in your area.

9. Rest. Too often, we give ourselves shabby alternatives to what we really need. Think of the times that you eat when you're really tired, or you push yourself to go to the mall when you really desire an evening of quiet. Give yourself the rest that you desire: go to bed earlier, take a nap (there's nothing that feels richer in the middle of the day), or spend a few hours puttering around the house.

10. Use the power of a group. My local art center has a woman's craft group that meets one evening a month for a girl's night out. A different woman directs the group each month, and offers instruction on everything from wire wrapping to batik dying. It's a fantastic way to learn a new hobby, with a minimal cost. I know other women who band together to tackle house projects, spending one Saturday month at a different girlfriend's house, painting or finishing another project that can be overwhelming for one person.

11. Change your expectations for entertaining. I used to think that I couldn't have people over unless my house was immaculate, my meal, gourmet and of multiple courses, my table, perfectly presented. But, while there is a time and place for a beautifully set table and a chef-quality meal, there is much freedom in lowering our expectations for entertaining as a whole. There is nothing wrong with paper plates, or a simple dinner of soup and salad. After all, having friends over for dinner is about enjoying their company, not impressing them with your domestic skills. Some of the best times I've spent with friends have been impromptu get togethers: the last minute nature of the meal means I don't fret over the food, but focus on the company.

12. Embrace potlucks. We all crave variety, a richness of experience. When we have extra cash, it's easy to rely on money to meet this need: going out to eat because we're tired of our own cooking. Enjoy your friends' cooking instead. Host potluck parties: it's always fun to try new foods, and you get the rich feel of eating out without the rich expense. Potlucks also create a feeling of community, the connection that comes with sharing a meal. This interconnectedness with others is especially necessary when we're feeling afraid, anxious about our finances.

13. Share your wish list with friends and family. Ask for what you need. After I had my baby and carried an extra 20 pounds, I lamented my lack of wardrobe options to a friend. She gave me a pair of her jeans that she was about to give away, and I wore them for many months. They were a welcome shift from my sweats, and I didn't have to fret about "wasting" money on something I wouldn't be using long-term. I have another friend who is a thrift store and garage sale hound. I'll mention my wishlist to her --- a laundry basket; art supplies; something for my kitchen --- and she often surprises me by finding the very thing I need, for pennies. If my birthday is coming up, and there's something I really desire, I let my family know: they're usually grateful for the guidance.

14. Host swaps with friends. Ever had a "New to You" swap? Everyone brings things they no longer use, need or like --- this could be anything from clothing to household decor --- and you "shop" your friends' wares. This gives you the rich feeling of having something "new," without having to spend money: everyone leaves feeling happy.

15. Give yourself an allowance. There is something very empowering about having your "own" money. If you have a partner or spouse, tensions can arise over different expectations about spending vs. saving money. An allowance gives each person freedom to spend a small sum of money however they choose. Even if it's just $10 a month, I've found that giving myself a regular treat tames any feelings of lack or deprivation, particularly if I'm in a savings or pay-off-debt mode. Just knowing that I have a bit of money each month to spend as I choose quells those cravings to spend.

Feeling cared for, pampered, nurtured, supported: they are all about creating feelings of love. It is from this love that life feels meaningful, even joyful, in the midst of the pain, trials and suffering that is a part of every human life. It's so easy to focus on our lack, our feelings of deprivation, the unfairness of our current economic situation. While most of us can honestly say we'd like more money in our lives right now, we can still feel loved --- by creating these experiences for ourselves, and others --- even when our pockets are empty.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

November 2008 Nurse Licensure Exam Results

The roster of new nurses who took the November 2008 Nurse Licensure Exam (NLE) has finally been out after months of waiting. Congratulations to our new RNs!

To view the list of new nurses, please click on this website:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dealing With In-Laws

It's sometimes hard to deal with in-laws. I for one would agree to it since I got my own personal share of stories when I dealt with a supposedly in-law. I knew some do share the same sentiments with me but I hope this article by Jenna Barry helps:

Drawing Boundaries with Difficult In-laws
by: Jenna Barry

Can you relate to the following statement?

"My in-laws call constantly, drop by unexpectedly, criticize the way we raise our kids, and manipulate us with guilt if we don’t do exactly what they think we should. They often put my husband in a position to choose between being a great spouse and an obedient son."

Most experts agree that the best way to handle destructive in-laws is to draw boundaries with them. The question is who should be the one to draw those boundaries? Some say that if the husband’s parents are the problem, then he—rather than his wife—should confront them so they are less likely to get their feelings hurt. Likewise, if the wife’s parents are the problem, then she should deal with them directly. That’s terrific advice in a perfect world. The problem is—yes, you guessed it—we don’t live in a perfect world.

There are few things in life more difficult than being assertive with our own parents, especially if they are controlling and manipulative. In order for your spouse to confront his (or her) parents about their destructive behavior, he must (1) realize their behavior is destructive, and (2) have the courage to confront them about it. Without proper counseling or education, it may be nearly impossible for your partner to realize his parents are controlling, intrusive, and/or manipulative. Why? Because they are his definition of "normal." Even if you are fortunate enough to have a spouse who recognizes that his parents’ behavior is a threat to your marriage, he may not have the courage to confront them.

There are things you can say and do to help your spouse recognize destructive behavior and be courageous enough to draw boundaries with his folks (I cover this in detail in my new book). However, this is not an overnight process. For many years, your partner has learned false beliefs from his parents. For example, he may believe his parents are superior to him when actually he is an adult on an equal level with them. It could take a long time to re-define normal by replacing his faulty thinking with the truth.

So then what should you do while you are waiting for that perfect world in which you are united as a couple to deal with difficult in-laws? Are you doomed to remain in the role of a helpless victim? Should you be silent while your in-laws’ behavior wreaks havoc on your marriage? Certainly not! You can do what is in your power to protect your marriage. In other words, while you are waiting to gain your spouse’s loyalty, you can draw healthy boundaries with his parents.

Here are four important things to remember when drawing boundaries:

1. Treat your in-laws the way you’d want your spouse to treat your own parents. In other words, be respectful, mature and tactful.

2. You can only draw boundaries effectively on issues that affect you. For example, you can control how often you talk to your in-laws on the phone (by screening calls), but you can’t control when your spouse talks to them.

3. In some situations it’s better to gain respect by standing up for yourself rather than expecting your husband to rescue you. For example, if your father-in-law teases you about your weight, you could say, "It’s not okay for you to tease me about my weight."

4. You can’t force your in-laws to change their behavior, but you can change your own behavior. If you start to speak and behave in a different way, then they will likely change their behavior. For example, you can’t force them to stop dropping by unexpectedly, but if you stop answering the door, they probably won’t keep showing up. At first your in-laws will probably be upset by your behavior, but eventually they will learn to expect it, and then you will have re-defined "normal."

While it’s true that you can’t force your partner to draw boundaries with his parents, here’s what you can do:
1. Tactfully help him recognize the difference between healthy and destructive behavior
2. Communicate your feelings and needs to him in a calm, gentle manner
3. Focus on reaching loving compromises

It won’t be easy for your partner to transform from a parent pleaser into a loyal spouse, but I can tell you from personal experience that it is possible. In the meantime, don’t be afraid to draw boundaries with your in-laws. It’s better to speak the truth in love—even if it causes a few hurt feelings—than to stay silent while your marriage suffers.

Jenna D. Barry is the author of "A Wife’s Guide to In-laws: How to Gain Your Husband’s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents." Find more at


Yesterday, I cried myself out. I never imagined I could cry bursting myself into plenty of tears. I just felt like sooo empty as I imagined why I tend to like guys who don't really deserve me. urgh! But the very good thing was, I had a good cry which I've never done for many months. At least I had a good one making myself feeling a bit lighter after all.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Art Of Letting Go

"The Art Of Letting Go"


Put away the pictures.
Put away the memories.
I put over and over
Through my tears
I've held them till I'm blind
They kept my hope alive
As if somehow that I'd keep you here
Once you believed in a love forever more?
How do you leave it in a drawer?

Now here it comes, the hardest part of all
Unchain my heart that's holding on
How do I start to live my life alone?
Guess I'm just learning,
Learning the art of letting go.

Try to say it's over
Say the word goodbye.
But each time it catches in my throat
Your still here in me
And I can't set you free
So I hold on to what I wanted most
Maybe someday we'll be friend's forever more
Wish I could open up that door

Now here it comes, the hardest part of all
Unchain my heart that's holding on
How do I start to live my life alone?
Guess I'm just learning,
Learning the art of letting go

Watching us fade
What can I do?
But try to make it through
the pain of one more day
Without you

Where do I start, to live my life alone?
I guess I'm learning, only learning,
Learning the art of letting go.


Stereotypical Girly Survey

01: Boring I know, but what is your name? -- mm
02: Date of birth? -- 042678
03: And where are you located in this world? -- planet earth in PI exactly
04: What is your Starsign? -- taurus
05: Do you consider yourself as girly? (Why/Why Not) -- I am cos I definitely am!

General Appearance & Health
01: Do you think you look after yourself the way you should? -- yes
02: Do you eat a healthy diet? -- not really cos I ate anything.
03: Do you exercise regularly? -- nope and am guilty for not doing it
04: Are you one of those girls who are scared of getting fat? -- uh huh
05: Do you think size matters? -- yes
06: Has anyone ever bullied you for being under or overweight? -- yes
07: Or have you been one of the bullies? -- hahaha,am also one of them
08: Do you consider yourself pretty or attractive? -- just a so,so but still pretty hahaha
09: Do the opposite (or same) sex generally find you attractive? -- you better ask them
10: Are you content with your over all appearance? -- uh huh
11: What would you do to improve it? -- i'm already satisfied with what has been given to me

01: What was your hair colour as a child? -- brown
02: What colour is it nowadays? --still the same
03: Do you dye it? -- nope
04: What colours have you dyed your hair in the past? -- haven't done anything with mah hair
05: Is your hair thick or thin? -- thick
06: Is your hair naturally straight, curly, frizzy or wavy? --wavy
07: What shampoo & conditioner do you use? -- any
08: Do you use any other products on it?-- nope!
09: How often do you wash it?-- twice a day
10: What styles do you wear it in? -- ponytails or just hang it down
11: Are you generally happy with your hair now? -- uh huh
12: How often do you get it cut? --every 6 months

Make Up
01: Do you wear make up? --not really
02: What are some of the brands you use? -- marks and spencer
03: What is the most expensive make up item you have bought? -- none, those were just given
04: How old were you when you first started wearing it? -- college
05: Do you wear eyeliner (what colour?) -- not much
06: Do you think you are good at applying it? -- uh huh
07: Do you do anything unusual or different with your make up? - nope
08: What colours do you wear? any

Clothes & Style
01: How would you describe your style? -- not really conservative hahahha
02: How is it different from five years ago? --really very different cos i used to be conservative then
03: Do you have a favourite item of clothing? -- yep, skirts
04: Where do you buy your clothes? -- dress shops
05: Do you dress like your friends or do you have your own style? -- got my own style
06: Do people ever label you? -- nope
07: What piercings do you have? -- ear piercings
08. Any tattoos? -- none
09: Do you wear skirts / dresses? yes!
10: How many pairs of shoes do you own? - i lost count

01: How would you describe your figure? -- just plain and simple
02: Do you want or need to lose weight? -- need to lose weight
03: Have you ever been on a diet? -- nope.
04: Do you think there is too much pressure to be slim these days? -- nope!
05: What is your favourite part of your body? -- shoulders
06: Least favourite? -- stomach
07: What part of your body is complimented often? -- bust? hahaha!
08: Would you ever get cosmetic surgery? -- why not? hehehe

01: What size are you? -- 36
02: Do you like your boobs? -- yes
03: Are they considered large, medium, or small? -- medium
04: Would you ever get them enhanced?-- nope!
05: What does your favourite bra look like? -- push up
06: Where do you buy your bras from? -- triumph
07: What would you change about them, if you could? -- nothing
08: What colour are your nipples? -- brown
09: Do you show cleavage often? -- at times

01: When did you start them?-- highschool
02: Are you too embarrassed to talk about it? -- at first yes but later, not anymore
03: At what time of the month do you get it? -- sometimes 3rd week of the month
04: Do you suffer badly from cramps? -- at times
05: Do you get bad PMS? --yes!
06: Do you get more sensitive or just irritable / bitchy? --sensitive
07: Pads or tampons? -- pads
08: Are your periods always regular? --irregular

Sex / Relationships
01: Do you like anyone at the moment? --none
02: What is his / her name? -- not applicable
03: Are you straight / bi / or gay? -- straight
04: Physically, do you have a type (describe)? -- yes, someone so masculine hehehe
05: Personality wise, what is your type? -- understanding and sensible
06: What was your longest relationship? -- 3 months
07: Are you a virgin? -- haha
08: If not, how much do you enjoy sex? -- haha (again)
09: Do you think it’s important in a relationship? -- yes
10: Do you like kissing (obviously, but how much)? -- yes
11: Are you romantic at all? -- i think so
12: Have you ever been in love? -- i think so
13: Are you affectionate? -- i think so
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Got PMS!

I am suffering from premenstrual syndromes (PMS) now and I feel like throwing up! My intermittent abdominal pain is like killing me. When it attacks, it attacks so bad that all I wanted to do is to just lie on bed on my abdomen. I just hope my mens will come soon so all these am feeling will do away too!

My Friend

My Friend

My Friend when I think of you.
I think of all that we've been through.
All the times we argue and fight,
I know deep inside that it isn't right.
I, then feel bad and alot of pain.
It feels like I've fallen from the sky like the rain.
I love you dear friend with all of my heart.
But now that you're gone I've fallen apart.
I'm getting better as the days go by.
I wish sometimes this was all a big lie.
I pray to you every night.
It's like you're my fire, a burning light.
My dear friend, I miss you alot.
I still wonder why you were put in that spot.
I know you're in a place much better than here.
Watching and helping me with all of my fear.
Our friendship my dear friend,
we will have to the end.
Friends til the end is what we will be.
Someday we'll be together,
together you and me.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dealing With the Fear of Commitment

Found this article worth reading that's why I reposted it here. Thanks to the author Mr. Scott Haltzman

By Scott Haltzman, Ph.D. for
Updated: Nov 11, 2008
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Why do I feel that I'm more committed to this relationship than she is? Any thoughts on dealing with emotional distancing? She has some abuse issues from her past that has made her emotionally distant. Can you give me any strategies for this? We both want this marriage to work, but I know it takes two to be on the same page. I am afraid that I am more gung-ho and committed to this than she.
I fondly recall my days as a child, eagerly awaiting the weekly TV appearance of Lee Majors as, "The Six Million Dollar Man." If your memory goes back to these halcyon days, you'll recall that the bionic man was "better, faster, stronger." In my heart of hearts, I knew I'd never be as good, fast or strong as the fictional Steve Austin. But my mother assured me that I was smart. Take that, Majors -- even if you did get to marry Farrah Fawcett.

Commitment Factor #1: Inborn Traits
"The Six Million Dollar Man" wasn't real, but the theme of the show serves as a reminder that we are not all equally endowed with the same qualities. Commitment, like smarts, strength and speed, is a human quality that is not the same in all individuals.

Being able to commit yourself to one person is an outgrowth of many personality traits and lifelong experiences. For instance, some individuals are born with high risk taking traits, and some with more reticence. Some individuals are more outgoing by human nature and some are shy. The more withdrawn personalities often have difficulties establishing close bonds with people, while those with the ability to be open and optimistic toward new experiences find it easier to trust others.

Commitment Factor #2: Life Experiences
Besides inborn personality traits, early life experiences also affect a person's level of commitment. People who grow up in stable households, and who have a secure neighborhood and stable friends, are more able to see commitment to one person as a tangible life choice. Adults who are exposed to early childhood trauma, such as abuse, may have problems feeling safe with others throughout their lives. As a child, of course, we don't have much of a choice about the world that surrounds us, but what happens to us in childhood does have an impact on the capacity to trust and be trusted.
The ability to commit is also based on life events in adulthood. People who have promised their heart to one person, and later find that person has been unfaithful or abusive, will often have a harder time forming a solid bond to their next partner. Also, people tend to shy from committing to partners with a bad track record themselves; if you've been married six times before, or have been involved in past or current substance abuse, spousal abuse or infidelity, than it's reasonable for your mate to hold back on the expectation of a lifetime of mutual love.

Commitment Factor #3: A Series of Processes
Commitment, though, is not a dyed-in-the-wool trait; people's ability to commit depends on many factors besides inborn traits and early life experiences. Commitment is a process. Every suitor knows or can imagine the panic of having a person at the end of a first luncheon date say, "I want to spend the rest of my life with you!" It wouldn't be right to feel a lifetime commitment to one person after just one date. If two individuals are involved in an emotional relationship, where each has consistently demonstrated trust and the ability to be trusted over time, then it's natural for commitment to grow. It may take longer for people who are less naturally inclined toward commitment or who have had bad experiences before. It's simply not realistic to expect attachment to grow at the same rate for each partner. That may be why you're feeling more committed to the relationship than your partner -- you and your mate simply haven't arrived at the same place at the same time.

Commitment Questions
You can take the initiative in trying to understand why your mate is lagging behind in commitment by asking some open-ended questions. Find a quiet time to sit and try to understand the factors that contribute to your mate's commitment-shyness. Here are five dating questions to ask:
1. What kind of child were you? Was it easy to form attachments to other people?
2. What are your early experiences with developing trust? As a child, was your trust ever betrayed?
3. Was there a time when you felt committed to a person, and you were hurt because you put your heart on the line?
4. Are there things that I am doing in the relationship that make it hard to put your trust in me?
5. Do you envision a time when you are able to trust me more, and make the kind of commitment that will allow me to trust that we will be together for a lifetime?
As you listen to your mate discuss these issues, try not to judge and don't try to cajole into firming up his or her commitment. The best way to help trust grow over time is to be a concerned listener and a dependable friend. Then, your mate's commitment will grow better, faster and stronger.

"Tayong Dalawa" Sets A Good Start On TV

The soap "Tayong Dalawa" on ABS-CBN's Primetime sets an impressive start as it goes on air last Monday, January 19, 2009. I have personally watched it and I bet it would be among the most sought after TV soap ever on Philippine TV.

To give light to what I am writing about, here's the article I got from written by Edgar O. Ortiz, an entertainment editor:

“Tayong Dalawa” off to an impressive start

“Tayong Dalawa” got an impressive 39% national rating and 35% Metro rating on opening broadcast last Monday, Jan.19, as against “Gagambino” which only did a measly 21% national rating. “I Love Betty La Fea” which started broadcasting after the early evening news did 36% as against “Luna Mystika” at 26.2% Continuing the 30% advantage of major shows as against GMA shows, this gave ABS-CBN a ratings of 16.9% or total national audience share of 48% as against GMA’s ratings 12.6% and a 36% share.

TNS national ratings for Jan 19, Monday, were as follows: “Boy and Kris,” 8.4% vs. “Sis,” 5.8%; “Game KNB?,” 14.6% vs. “Rosalinda,” 9.9%; “Wowowee,” 21.4% vs.”Eat Bulaga,” 15.5%; “Parekoy,” 16.7% vs. “Daisy Siete,” 14.4%; “Pieta,” 17.1% vs. “Saan Darating Ang Umaga,” 12.8%, “La Traicion,” 13.7%; “Zoid Genesis,” 9.3% vs. “Be Strong Geum Soon,” 8.5%; “Mr. Bean Live,” 10.3% vs. “Wanted Perfect Family,” 8.4%; Mischievous Princess,” 12.4% vs. “Love at the Corner,” 10.5%; “Deal or No Deal,” 20.6% vs. Family Feud,” 17.9%; “TV Patrol,” 31% vs. “24 Oras,” 24.8%; “I Love Betty La Fea,” 36% vs. “Luna Mystika,” 26.2%; “Tayong Dalawa,” 39% vs. “Gagambino,” 21%; “Eva Fonda,” 25.9% vs. “LaLola,” 20.1%; “Pinoy Fear Factor,” 16.2% vs. “Money War,” 17.4%; “Ripleys,” 11.1% vs. “Bandila,” 6.9%. “Saksi,” 6%.

GMA is panicking with the ABS-CBN’s impressive performance in national ratings. Where before it could claim to be number one because of its higher ratings in Mega Manila, now it cannot do this because national ratings are now available. It has intensified publication of its Mega Manila ratings and had announced show introductions in the coming months.

A Supposedly Good Friend

She used to be someone I knew well a decade ago but she wasn't a friend then. We crossed paths again after college and that's how I got to know her and gradually became a friend. We shared views and sometimes do clash but having built friendship with her has been a blessing. Years after, I ventured another career and we separated ways. For many years, I and my other close friends noticed that she's no longer available for us. We understand how busy her life is but can't grasp the thought why she can't even spare at least a little time for us.

It's her birthday today. I greeted her. I extended how much we wanted to see her. She replied, she's just busy and will make "bawi". Such stuff made me realized to write something about her.

All Brand-New Blog

I personally have lots of stuffs to share. Too bad I just can't name them in an instant. Hence, the word "stuffs" on its title. It may be unspecified, miscellaneous, or could be senseless, but I tell you it would be all be worth sharing.

Welcome to my blog site!
Welcome to "Sharing Stuffs"!
Sharing Stuffs now available online! :)