Saturday, October 29, 2011

The “When You're Starving and You Know It, Dine at Army Navy” Rule

 who's on a diet?

Where we work, the fast food chains/restaurants are so few, so when a new one is put up, no matter how long a walk it would take -- my team mates and I would always "dream" of going there.  We're hayok to new tastes of food like that.

Some month(s?) ago, Army Navy was built not near our building.  We've always tried to eat there but something is always stopping us.  Until one full of SL/EL day, when my team of 7 comprised of 3, we decided to temporarily "close" the store to pig out.  And boy, pig out, we did.

Here are my Army Navy - first timer - buddies.

Ate Janet, Ronnie, Me, JR
I'm not saying that one of these people - the most generous one - treated us to this meal, but I'm also not saying that he didn't. :p

Here are some pictures from the place (sorry, iTouch lang ginamit ko, huhuhu)

This is where people order and get their food

Nice the names they gave to their food, I like! :)

Ate Janet and I ordered their Double Burger + Cheese + Bacon for 195 + 30 + 30 petot.

photo from their site

I swear I didn't expect that this would be sssssoooo huge! Mcdo double burger ata nasa isip ko when I ordered this.  But but but, it tastes ssssooooo good! Even yummier than Stackers burger, ka-leveling ng Brother’s burger, super juicy the meat! *lunok*  However, my stomach space wasn't able to contain all of it.  As in.  Only two to three bites left, I feel like throwing up na.  Ronnie saw it in my face, naawa ang lolo, tinulungan na ko, hahaha!  Hiya lang talaga kong di ubusin kasi.. ehem. :p  Buti na lang may sumalo :)

JR ordered the Starving Sailor (steak) which is at 235 petot.
Isang dangkal ni JR itey, kaloka.  I thought he, too, wouldn't be able to finish it up, but he did! Haha!  It tasted good daw, I wasn't able to try it, burger ko nga di ko maubos, hihingi pa ko sa iba?! :p
Ronnie had their Steak Quesadilla for 165 petot.

Masarap din daw.  See, manipis lang yung food nya kaya na-take nya pa yung burger ko.  Hehehe.
We also ordered "Freedom Fries" and Onion Rings at 65 petot each.

Ronnie's the Onion Ring fan kaya we had this.  Ako, I never was because this is just fried onion with dressing, right?  Haha.  But in all fairness, this wasn't that bad.  I've tasted Greenwich's version, lasang lasa talaga ang sibuyas.  Dito, no.  Kewl. :)

On the other hand....

It's like a combo of Mcdo-KFC french fries.  The thinness of Mcdo's and the flavor of KFC's but only more spicy and less umay *lunok*.  Gusto ko to! ^_^

For the drinks, I had their Vanilla Milkshake *which is masarap*, feel na feel ko ang American style meryenda, haha!  Ate Janet and JR had Chocolate Milkshake and Ronnie had the "LiberTea" *aka Iced Tea*

Milkshakes cost 99 petot each, the LiberTea costs 55 petot (regular)

All in all, super sulit na kahit medyo may kamahalan.  But like what Kris Aquino said, we got more than what we he paid for!!!  Will I go back?  Definitely! Pero Burger na lang oorderin ko next time, ha?  Para maubos ko na, hehehe ^_^
Check their menu on their website:

Mission Accomplished indeed!!!! ^_^

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The 30 day blog challenge - Day 21

Share a picture from your day

Technically this is from yesterday since it's already past 12, but what the hell. :p

I just got a new Patrick Star tumbler, thanks to KFC! More Spongebob themed bucket meals pleasssseee! :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dear D10,

Why do you have to give up on me exactly one day after your warranty expired? Seriously, you (among other things) really make me sad. Was I not good to you? :(

I do not want to start counting the things I've done for you but I'm really upset because you died on me and I don't know how it happened and I don't know who or what to blame. All I want to do now is to blame you, because you left me... Why? :(

You were the first ever gadget I bought from my hard earned promotional increase when I became an SE. When the strap that came with you for free got broken, I immediately bought you a new one; I even added a case because I don't want you lying around without protection. Your case was not an ordinary case, you know. It was not available to be bought on the mall and no other case can replace it because it was built only for your kind. I could've bought some pouch that's not as expensive, but I didn't. I bought you YOUR case and nothing less. :(

I was not greedy of you, I never was. :( I let my friends borrow you when they go out of town, because I know how helpful you will be for them. Heck you’ve been to places before I am. I even let my brother borrow you even though I don't trust him because he's burara. He proved it when he lost your case when he went on a field trip. I was very mad then, I wanted to let him replace it but I know he has no money so I just went ahead to buy a new one for you and I purchased it IMMEDIATELY. The feeling I felt when your first case was delivered, that was the same feeling I had when the replacement came. I was very relieved. That's how much I didn't want you to be homeless. :(

I admit there are times that I take you for granted and I am so sorry for that. :( But I got back to my senses right? I even made a blog post about it. :( About how I was so wrong of almost losing my love for you and how much I was so proud of you for proving me wrong. Was that not enough? :(

Seriously D10, I still need you, please don't die on me yet. :( I'm not yet ready to buy a new camera, just looking at how broad other options are makes my head ache. I'm really confused right now. I just wish you come back from the dead so that this madness will all be over.

Please don't leave me. :( I miss you. :'(

Tired of reading camera reviews,

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The "Hate you Body" Rule

One genius fictional character once said:
"The key to my exercise program is this one simple truth: I hate my body. You understand that the second you look in the mirror and you're happy with what you see, baby, you just lost the battle."
That genius is one of my idols, haha, Dr. Cox from Scrubs (my still number 1 favorite comedy series even after I fell in love with Sheldon Cooper).  You see, this is Dr. Cox's body:

But we are not going to concentrate on that.  Haha.

We're going to concentrate on what he said - hate your body.  Why?

Because the moment you feel contented about it, the moment you think that it is just about what you want, you will stop striving to make it better.  And when you stop, you become unconscious of what you eat and of what you do to your body and when that happens, you'll end up F.A.T.

I was once thin, heck Kim Chiu thin, chos! Haha! But because I have always been that way since I was a kid, I never thought that I would ever get fat.  I was very matakaw then, but up to the first couple of years in college my waist line was still 25 or 26-ish and I LOVED it.  I loved my body because it's been always like that even when I don't make any efforts to maintain it, even when I just be my matakaw and tamad self.

Five years later, my gluttony and sloth took a toll on me.  Huhuhu.  I tried dieting but as it was only a "try" it didn't "do." :(  Well, it was effective for a while, but only for a very short while.  Haha!

BUT since I have grown hatred to my braso, to my bilbils and to my double chin, I decided again to take on the journey towards a sexier slimmer me.  Thank goodness for the free use of gym in our company, I have been working out (twice a week) for two months now :)  I've already let go of 1 kilo and because my gym buddy (a colleague) is so determined to do this seriously, (and I don't know why, she's thin naman, haha) plus the gym instructors there are very helpful and friendly, I think I will never grow tired of burning these fats, come muscular pains or body aches. :)

But the gym and I have a love-hate relationship. I may love what it does to me, but it has its pros and cons.  Let me share them with you, the positive first :)


1. Working out makes me feel guilty eating carbs, sweets and fatty food.  Though I never intended to be strict about my diet anymore, because I heard that holding back will only make your cravings worse, but I suddenly don't get attracted to weight gaining food anymore.  Especially during gym days, hehe.

2. I'd been sick last weekend (ubo at sipon) that I couldn't bring myself to the gym last Tuesday.  But I managed to drag myself to work out last Thursday (kasi scared akong maka-miss, haha) and to my surprise, by Friday, I'm okay na! :)  I don't know if the workout cured me, pero I can't help but think so.  Kasi naman, everybody in the office is barking their throats out since September came, never ako nahawa, naulanan lang talaga ko nung last Saturday kaya nagkaron ng pagkakataon ang sipon na umarrive eh, haha. :D

3. The obvious advantage of course, I don't look masagwa anymore when wearing my old blouses, hihi.

4. Bumagay na sa'kin ulit ang short hair because my double chin and chubby cheeks are starting to disappear na, haha!

5. I'm starting to feel beautiful again (not to mention my self confidence is also coming back, hahaha) ^_^

6. I started to become closer to God.  When I do a difficult routine, I always say "Diyos ko po", "Diyos ko, Lord", "Ay Diyos ko", etc. at the end of it, sometimes in between counts pag sooper hirap.  Haha!


1. I sometimes become bobo sa math, haha!  We do our routines 20 or 30 counts each, but when the exercise stresses me out, I sometimes get confused kung anong next sa 10, 15 na ba? 18 na? Yes, last two! Hahaha!

2. My integrity is being scarred, hahaha.  When I get pagod na for the 2nd and 3rd sets, dinadaya ko na ang bilang, wahahaha!  But I try not to do this anymore, except kung nilelevel up nila kuya ang exercise, kasi naman syempre tatantyahin ko muna kung kaya ko diba, wahaha! << nagdadahilan :p

3. I learned the art of revenge.  Haha!  One time when my gym buddy and I saw na sila kuya din pala ang tagahugas ng mugs na ginagamit dun sa gym.  Aba! An idea popped to our minds.  Damihan natin ang paggamit ng mugs pag pinapahirapan nila tayo, wahaha!  Joke lang, pero seriously sometimes I think of intentionally doing that, hahaha :p

The 30 day blog challenge - Day 20

If you had 3 wishes, what would they be.

First of all, asking me for 3 wishes?  It's like an insult to me.  Do you seriously think I have JUST 3 wishes?  Haha.  Kidding ;p But seriously, I have more than 3 wishes, more than 300 if we're going to count the small things, haha.  Secondly, I think the title of this 20th challenge should be: If you had 3 wishes that would 100% come true, what would they be. *taas kilay a la Sheldon*

Anyways, if I had 3 wishes that would 100% come true, it would be the following:
  • First, I wish Nanay's life could have been at least 10 years longer.  She was taken away from us 2005, I was still in college then.  6 years passed, I now have successfully entered the I.T. industry and is now earning my own money.  Imagine all the things I could have bought for her, all the gifts I could have given her the past Christmases and Mother's Days. :(  She haven't met V yet, she doesn't know what I am as a person now.  I still wish she was here.
  • Secondly, I wish I'd be given all the chance, all the time and all the resources I could possibly need to live my life to its fullest.  I am a simple girl but my dreams and hopes are nowhere near simplicity.  I just want it all, is that a crime? :p
  • Last but not the least, and I don't know why Aladdin hadn't thought of this, is to have unlimited wishes that would 100% come true!!  This is so I could get all the material things I could possibly want (cause we are living in a material world) without minding the money it would cost me, haha!  Also so I could wish for Kingkong's long life (kingkong is my dog).  I would also want my dreams (as stated in my previous post) to come true without sweating, that would be cool right? Haha!

I'm such a brat, i knowwwwww!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Detachment Rule

warning: madrama

I’m a girl, I have very powerful girl hormones, and therefore, I’m a drama queen.

I admit there are times when I’m not only a drama queen, but also a major pain in the ass (mostly to my own self and unfortunately also to my beau).  I don’t know why but I always let emotions rule over me, most especially the two extreme opposite sentiments – happiness and sadness.  When I’m happy, I am super happy that sometimes my head aches from over-smiling and laughing and being mega giddy all day.  When I’m sad, I feel nothing more than wanting to disappear (but no, never had I once tried to end my life, haha! Takot ko lang! ;p)  But seriously, I hate being sad, who loves being one by the way?  Haha.  For this, I often hate myself.  I hate that I’m always carried away by my feelings and that sometimes, I feel like my emotions are my masters, when it should be the other way around.

So from now on, I will TRY to learn how to detach.  Not “detach” in the sense of disengaging myself from anything, I don’t want that.  I don’t want to be indifferent, I want to care.  But here, let me quote Mitch Albom to explain “detachment” to you.

Learn to detach...Don't cling to things, because everything is impermanent... But detachment doesn't mean you don't let the experience penetrate you. Like what I told ya ;) On the contrary, you let it penetrate fully. I’m good at this na, it’s a start right?  That's how you are able to leave it... This I got to freakin’ learn. Take any emotion--love for a woman, or grief for a loved one, or what I'm going through, fear and pain from a deadly illness. If you hold back on the emotions--if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them--you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid. You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that love entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely. You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then can you say, 'All right. I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment. Hell yeah, that’s what I’m gonna do.

Now why do I suddenly feel like I need to learn how to isolate?  I can blame my dysfunctional family, my ill-tempered boyfriend, my boring life, my super-fun-but-so-far-away-from-me-friends, but I think it is all me.  This is the first time I’ll admit it, but I think I’m in the middle of a “quarter-life” crisis.  Seriously I don’t know why people call this “quarter-life”, do we expect to live up to a hundred years?  Haha, la lang ;)  But again, I think I’m in the freakin’ middle of it.  The past few days weeks I was always sad, I was always needy, I was hard to please, I easily got frustrated, I bitch about shallow things, I think about a lot of things, I wanted to go places, I wanted to evade routinary tasks, and I always felt the need to do things like this is my last year on earth.  Not only is it stressful, but it also weighed heavily on my relationship with V.  It’s him that I talk to everyday and it’s him that absorbs all these.  It came to a point where we almost reached the peaks of our tolerance.

But after weeks of being depressed for various reasons (and at the same time, for no reasons at all), I am now detaching myself from the crisis that (it appears to me) is only in my mind.  No more whining, no more bitching around, no more impossible demands.  Only enjoyment, only contentment.

I was always sad then, I am now familiar with sadness, and I can let it go.  I was needy then, I am now familiar with neediness, and I can let it go.  I was hard to please, I easily got frustrated, I know that now so I will learn how to manage my expectations and be able to let my frustrations go.  I overthink, I became familiar with the stress it brought, I can let it go. I became demanding, I hated the feeling of not getting what I want, I know that now and I can now learn how to not depend on anybody when it comes to my self-fulfillment.

I can do this, right? :)  Detachment, ON!!!


The 30 day blog challenge - Day 19

Nicknames you have and how or why you have them

Before everything else, my first name is "Jaquiline."  No second name, all my other siblings have one worded first names, too.  But I maybe have a simple name, but people can unbelievably derive a handful of nicknames from "Jaquiline".

LenLen or Len - Yeah, I have a very traditional Pinoy nickname where one syllable is repeated twice, haha!  This has been my nickname ever since, as they say, "nagka-utak ako".  I don't know how or who amongst my family decided to call me that, but I'm assuming it came from the "line" of "Jaquiline".  The people who call me Len are my family (of course), my friends from the neighborhood, people from the neighborhood who aren't my friends and highschool close friends.

Jacque - If I remember it right, I used this nickname after Mylene Dizon starred in ABS-CBN's "FLAMES".  You know, that TV series from Channel 2 that featured various cheesy love stories when we were young?  That.  I was in elementary then, Mylene Dizon's character is "Jacque" and I found it cute. Thus, it became my nickname.  Haha.  Elementary, highschool and even some college friends call me this.

Que - Pronounced as "KE".  This, I got from my highschool friends. It is actually a nickname derived from "Jacque", an nickname of a nickname, if you may.

QueQue - Pronounced as... you know.  I also got this from my highschool friends, but the ones with dirty minds.  Haha! I didn't mind though, I think this was thought of when we were playing a game of "pa-panget-an ng pangalan".  Hehe.

Jaq - Now this, this is the nickname I am currently known using. I don't know why this has only been thought of when I was in college na, nagkatamaran na lang ng syllables? Haha.  This is also my favorite nickname. :)  People I met during and after college call me this.

Uiline - This is really not an "official" nickname, I just wanted to share this to you because I think the origin of it is funny.  Haha.  My college barkada, yes all of them girls, they all have second names.  Me, NIL.  One time we were out to play bowling and in the score board, they entered their second names as their "alias".  For me, since I have none, they declared it to be "Uiline".  Sweet, no?  Bow.

P.S. I also answer to "tol", "labs", "friend", "sis", "te", "(i was supposed to include what V calls me, but no ;p)".

It's 4am already, I will sleep na,

The 30 day blog challenge - Day 18

Plans / Dreams / Goals You Have

Though a plan, a dream and a goal could be defined by one same thing:

I plan to have a dog.
My dream is to have a dog.
One of my goals is to have a dog.

Still, there is a vast difference between the three.

plan n a specific project or definite purpose 

I plan to stay at the company I’m currently working at for a minimum of 5 years. That means I still have myself more than 3 years of commitment with it; but that doesn’t imply that I will submit a resignation letter come my 5th year anniversary.  I might even stay longer (or shorter), depending on what the situation will be.

dream n a cherished hope; ambition; aspiration

Gosh, I have lots.  But on the top of my head (is) are these:  I dream to have an ideal future life.  When I eventually get married and have my own beautiful family, I want to have a lovely house with a fine-looking kitchen, a smart and malambing dog, and a humongous front yard (oh and a swimming pool won't hurt ;p).  I also want to have my own car, apart from the family car that we will have.  I want my future family to never have to worry (or fight) about money.  I want to be able to give everything (they) we could possibly want. ;)

It’s MY dream, walang pakelamanan ok?! :p

goal n the aim or object towards which an endeavor is directed

1. To continue and never stop saving more than enough money (until it hurts, haha)
2. Be a "skilled" cook before (or after? haha) I get married.
3. Get my old "body" back, or at least get rid of this unnecessary dropsies by December. Haha!
4. Achieve my work-related objectives for FY12 (naks! haha)
5. To get to travel around our beautiful country before I get married (travels outside the country may come after, hihi)

Taking advantage of the *now* working keyboard,


my official excuse letter

Okay, so I was an absentee blogger for almost a month.  Sorry.. hihi.  But this didn't happen just because I'm tamad (well, it's partly that) but the bigger reason for this is because of this stupid desktop.  The PC shuts down as soon as it was turned on.  

When my pamangkin noticed that the keyboard types by itself, we automatically thought that the keyboard was virused (if that's ever possible. Is it? Haha).  Therefore, our first aid treatment, so everyone could still go on with their internet dependent lives, is to disconnect the keyboard.  Voila! It worked!  The PC stopped shutting down but we also lost access to typing, or so we thought.  Thank Windows God for the "on screen keyboard" functionality of Windows, for helping us log in to facebook, errr, for helping us key in letters without actually having the "keyboard" connected.

How can I be madaldal click-per-click?  I simply cannot be.
Anyways, I found out that this is not caused by a virus.  I googled it and it turns out that this is a hardware defect, not of the keyboard, but of the CPU (I don't know if it's this or this).  In fact, there are days when we try to connect the keyboard and the PC doesn't shut down (like today, hehe).  Anyhoo.. for now, nobody is planning to fix this freaking problem, not even me.  So until everything is fine (or until I get to buy a new laptop), expect low frequency of posts.

I'm happy I'm not typing by clicking today,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The 30 day blog challenge - Day 17

someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

Believe it or not, I got stuck in this 30-day blog challenge thinking about this one.  I have tried so many times to make a draft about it, but I always failed.  For a long time, I only thought of Kuya Kim (regarding the subject of course) because I wanted to know if he's telling the truth in every trivia he shares or he's just bluffing because nobody would even care to check the facts.  But I can't just reason that out, can I?!  (Plus, it's lame too, I know).  So I gave it time and time paid off. Like this is a big deal, haha

Well, after thinking deeply about it, I realized I don't want to switch lives with a certain "somebody" for a day; nobody is that intriguing to me.  But! But! After being so addicted to "How I Met Your Mother" over the past month (late bloomer alert), I somehow wished I was one of those guys.  No, I don't want to be a hollywood actress.  I just want to be a quasi-fictional character from an American comedy series.  Even for a day.

my second favorite comedy series as of the moment
numero uno pa din ^_^
I want to be surrounded by people whose words will bring laughter in the background every other minute of my day.  Not that the people around me now are boring, I assure you, they aren't (I'm good at picking friends you know, haha).

I want to live an imperfect life and be able to make punch lines (or quotable quotes) about it.

I want to skip all the boring things that happen to me and focus on the ones that matter (I can always have a crystal clear flashback, after all).

I want to have an interesting story, even a snippet of my day that would brighten somebody else's when they hear about it.

I want to live in a world where awful things, if they ever happen, get resolved in a maximum of 45 minutes (when an episode ends, that is).

I want my days to be spontaneous.

Most importantly, I want the people I love (the main cast) to stay with me from Season 1 to the end of the series.  Only those whose roles are less significant can go.  The main cast should never ever leave.

Daydreamingly yours,

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Say Hello

to my pinkish red signature

hihi :)

oh and to my blog's new look! <3

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The “Name the Rule” Rule

This is my 29th rule

If you are an avid reader, you are among the few who knew that my blog posts before were numbered (Rule #1, Rule #2, Rule #3, blah blah) and they did not have sensible titles at all.  What they had were subtitles and after almost a year, I realized (yeah, just some days ago) that subtitles will never ever make up for titles.  Although they are called “sub”-titles, they are not enough “substitutes” for a title. Have I proven my point?

So for my 29th rule (and as a gift to myself for my 25th freakin’ birthday), I am re-titling all my previous blog posts (rules) and for the benefit of the readers who would happen to stumble upon my humble blog for the first time, I will also give a short but sweet intro of each. :)

From latest to oldest.

  1. The LOL Rule – How I abhor using the term “LOL” in written communication.
  1. The Eat All You Can Rule – How we sometimes confuse an all-you-can-eat buffet to an all-you-should-eat or all-you-think-you-deserve-to-eat one.
  1. The Proud to be Pinoy Rule – How I love Mikey Bustos and his vlogs about Pinoy traits and culture.
  1. The Love Just Ain’t Enough Rule – How sometimes, it is true (the title of the rule, I mean)
  1. The Love Thy Own Rule – How I became content of what I have.
  1. The Pag-aasawa is not equal to Kaning Mainit Rule – The rule I got from watching “My Amnesia Girl”, “I Do” and “Sex and the City part1” consecutively (within a couple of weeks).
  1. The Do Not Blog Rule – My motivation for not pushing myself to a new post. Haha!
  1. The Follow Through Rule – How I feel about New Year’s Resolutions
  1. The Count and Thank Rule – My way of giving thanks for all the blessings I have had for the year 2010.
  1. The Ipagmayabang Mo Rule – Nothing, just me bragging about my BDJ 2010 Planner. Hahaha!
  1. The Anger Rule – How I hate when somebody gives in to anger (ironic, eh? Haha)
  1. The Plan The Year Right Rule – How I once dreamed of having a BDJ Power Planner.
  1. The Nuffnang Rule – When I joined Nuffnang and made a rule out of it. Haha!
  1. The “do not pass on a chance of getting reunited with your good old friends” Rule – My 3rd and final installment of me sharing my UBE 6 adventures.(What is UBE?  Learn here)
  1. The “do not drink the Mindoro Sling” Rule – The 2nd installment.  How my friends and I bonded over the Mindoro Sling.
  1. The “take the weatherman seriously especially when you're going on a ferry ride” Rule – The 1st installment of my UBE 6 adventures and how my friends and I (think) we almost died on the ferry boat to Puerto Galera.
  1. The “think this when you’re really annoyed” Rule – How to be thankful you are not like them.
  1. The “Stop Hating. Start Appreciating” Rule – My favorite rule of all.
  1. The “Stuff No One Told Me but I learned Anyway” Rule – Visit this cool blog.
  1. The Christmas is not only for kids but for thieves, too Rule – My warning to my readers (all 9 of them, haha) to be safe especially during Christmas Season. :)
  1. The 30 Day Blog Challenge Rule – I’m still not yet done with this.  The 30 days are wayyyy over.  Hahaha!
  1. The Widower Rule – How to become a father after your wife died and you still have kids.
  1. The Commuters Rule – How to behave sweetly on your everyday commute.
  1. The Rule That was Supposed to Be – My attempt at dieting.  Hahaha!
  1. The Suck it Up Rule – Me sucking up self inferiority and starting to be awesome instead.  Hahaha!
  1. The Blogs ng Pinoy Rule - When I joined Blogs ng Pinoy and made a rule out of it. Haha!
  1. The Tropang Isda Rule– My masterpiece (I think), haha
  1. The Spokening Dollar Rule – Me paying respect to the English Grammar.

Man, that was tiring.  Haha!

I edited the aforementioned blog posts, too.  From now on, you will not see “Rule # anymore.  You will see real titles.  Haha!  Pardon me, since some titles are long, di kineri ng theme kong pang one-liner lang dapat ang title.  I will fix that real soon. :)

So there, something new on my 25th! :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

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Thanks Mommy Fleur for the inspiration. Now I can follow you! Haha!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The LOL Rule

I do not use the term "lol"

Not only because it sounds like the filipino foul word "ulol" and not just because i find it awkward and insulting to use it when a friend (I chat with) is trying to make me laugh:

Friend: Knock knock!
Me: Who’s there?
Friend: Pork chop masarap lagyan mo ng ketchup.
Me: Pork chop masarap lagyan mo ng ketchup who?
Friend: (to the tune of ke$ha's Tick Tock) Pork chop masarap lagyan mo ng ketchup. Tonight I’mma fight ‘til we see the sunlight!
Me: Lol.

I do not use it simply because it kinda steals the zest of a laughter, if it ever has one.  "Lol" is kinda like an emotion stealer.  I mean, how hard could typing "hahaha" be?   In fact, when a person I chat with cracks me up, I type hahaha as long as the laugh (or even the smile) is with me.  So the longer my haha, the more "benta" the joke is to me.  Isn't that more rewarding to the other party?

Friend: Use SCHOOLING in a sentence.
Me: Okay, use it.
Friend: *Ring, ring*…..Hello? Who SCHOOLING?
Me: lol


Friend: Use CONTEMPLATE in a sentence.
Me: Use it.
Friend: I went to a party last night. There was so much food pero co-CONTEMPLATE.
Me: hahahahahaha!! 

See the difference?! Haha!

Plus "lol"-ing is, more often than not, an exaggeration.  Add to it its relatives - lmao and rofl.  I don't know why and how people who have invented the terms have come to it, but I am darn sure whoever they are, they never really laughed their asses off or rolled on the floor laughing -- literally.  I mean, come on, who does that?!
I have nothing against the people who use it, but I just don't get it, sorry.  And don't even get me started on using "lol" in spoken communication. *tambling*

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Eat All You Can Rule

Eat All You Can

Last Wednesday, my friends and I got together to "brainstorm" about our plans on celebrating Jejo's birthday blowout.  Ever since we started working, we made it a point to celebrate each other's birthday doing something that we've never done before.  Last year we went bowling on my birthday, we went to a comedy bar on Jejo and Maude's birthday combined and we went to E.K. to celebrate Nhix's.  Noreen's birthday came in too early for this idea, but anyway, we went to ACE Water Spa for her late birthday celebration last month.  Our original plan for Jejo and Maude's birthday this year (supposedly to be combined again since their birthdays are only 4 days apart) was to go to Manila Ocean Park.  But due to her expensive lifestyle (haha :p), Maude can't afford to spend for us pa.  So we needed a Plan B.

Anyhoo.. this post is not about our Plan B (intro lang yun, haha), this is about what we did instead of thinking about plan B (haha) -- pigging out.

We met at Alphaland Southgate Mall in Magallanes that night and instead of eating on the fastfood chains that we usually go to, we chose to eat at Chef D' Angelo.  We chose to eat there not because we are willing to spend a fortune for a dinner date that would only last for more or less 2 hours.  We were lured to dine there because of the "Eat all you can" tarp outside! Haha!  I don't know if they do that everyday, I've only seen it twice, but they offer an all you can eat buffet of pasta (spaghetti and carbonara), pizza (hawaiian, four cheese, pepperoni), caesar salad and soup for 150 pesos but for a limited time only (6pm to 9pm).

Our dinner date inspired me to create my 26th rule.

When you dine in to any restaurant and availed of an "all you can eat" promo, you should follow the instruction to just eat what you can.  Do not eat all you want, do not eat all you should, most especially do not eat what you think your money deserves.  The promo did not say that.  Why am I saying this?  Because I, and I guess my friends as well, did not follow what the tarpaulin said.  Although I know that there are consequences  if I wouldn't be able to chow down everything that was in my plate (they'll let you pay double the charge if you have leftovers), I never thought about it at the time,  I was just happy that I can put any amount of carbonara and salad and pizza on my plate.  I never stopped to think if I actually can eat all of them, I just threw them all in and that, my friends, was my first mistake.  I ate all I want. 

After I emptied my first plate, although I was so full, I still had the feeling that I should come back for more.  I was thinking "what the heck, I paid for an unlimited supply of italian goodies, why should I limit myself to just one plate?", and so I went back.  My second mistake.  I ate all (I thought) I should and what I thought my money deserved.

I guess anybody who's not always eating "buffet style" can relate to what I did.  Most especially for first timers, we wanted to have a taste of it all, right?  We don't think if everything is at our capacity, we just wanted to have even a little of everything.  We always want to have that "sulit na sulit" feeling when it comes to things like this.  Although it is not a crime to do so, still, it is wrong.  So wrong.  Why?  Because if you push yourself to have that sulit na sulit feeling, you will have a super full and super hard na belly afterwards!  

My karma?  I wasn't able to enjoy the desserts Maude and Noreen brought :(  It also came to a point that I felt a pang on my stomach when I laugh and believe me, it's hard not to laugh when I'm with my girls, because of the hilarious things we talk about each time we meet.  I swear to God, I have never been so busog all my life.  I felt so full until lunch time the next day!

So next time, when they say "eat all you can", I will believe them.  I will eat only what I can.  You do that too, no matter how delectable the food is, you do not have to put everything in your plate.  Believe me, it will save you a lot of tummy aches. Hihi. :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Proud to be Pinoy Rule

Proud to be Pinoy

Although I think it is a given na that we, Filipinos, are naturally proud of our race, it's still tickling when something or somebody shows himself to the internet world and screams (figuratively though) that he is a proud Pinoy.

I stumbled upon Mikey Bustos' video tutorials in youtube this weekend.  This fine young man (who is also downright humorous) shares the Filipino culture to the world thru his vlogs.  Yes he is Pinoy but he grew up on a foreign land.  But since he is with his Pinoy family, he still grew up to be Filipino by heart.

Cutting this boring intro short, let me share to you my top four favorite videos by no other than my new-found crush, Mikey. :)  

Warning: nakaka-in love

Filipino Accent Tutorial by Mikey Bustos

Filipino Dining Tutorial by Mikey Bustos

Traditional Filipino Courting Tutorial by Mikey Bustos

Uncanny Artistic Talents of Filipinos Tutorial by Mikey Bustos

Bonus: He sings too! *melts*

There are a lot of videos pa, but I guess after watching the above embedded, you'll search for him yourself na. :)

The Love Just Ain’t Enough Rule

Sometimes, love just ain't enough

I know, I know.. love conquers all, it can move mountains, hell, it makes the world go round.  But in relationships, even the most crazy-in-love type of couples get ticked off every once in a while.  One moment of disappointment, one moment of hurt can blow off everything a bf-gf has ever hardly built.  One snap of bad timing and boom, he's single, she's single.  Yes, they love each other, but sometimes other emotions grow much stronger. Pride takes over, anger takes over, love? Set aside.

So is it enough?  Your answer might still be yes, but you have got to admit, it is not (well at least not at all times).  Sometimes it needs a little help, too.  Love has friends you know and those are (but not limited to) maturity, honesty, the ability to compromise, communication, trust, understanding, fidelity, faith, patience, kindness, forgiveness, you get the picture.  Now when all else fails, love saves. Love saves everytime.

However, although love wants nothing but peace and happiness, it also has some enemies and boy are they strong.  Hate, jealousy, infidelity, immaturity, pride, selfishness, misunderstanding, prejudice, do the math.

When these "enemies" attack a relationship, you might think that love automatically comes to the rescue, but no.  Its friends are at the first line of defense.  Maturity tries to weigh things over, tries to think of the next move.  Sometimes it fails because another enemy (immaturity) is stronger and when it does, other friends of love gets defeated too.  But when maturity succeeds, other friends gain strength as well.  Trust and faith rebuild bridges that were burned, the ability to compromise and communication help them.  Understanding and forgiveness close the deal, hence, love is revived and becomes even stronger.


To end this note, let me share to you one of my favorite quotes, I guess it tells everything I (think) I know about love and relationships.

"Relationships don’t work the way they do on television and in the movies. Will they? Won’t they? And then they finally do, and they’re happy forever. Gimme a break. Nine out of ten of them end because they weren’t right for each other to begin with, and half of the ones who get married get divorced anyway, and I’m telling you right now, through all this stuff, I have not become a cynic, I haven’t. Yes, I do happen to believe that love is mainly about pushing chocolate covered candies and, y’know, in some cultures, a chicken. You can call me a sucker, I don’t care, because I do believe in it. Bottom line is: it’s couples who are truly right for each other wade through the same crap as everybody else, but the big difference is they don’t let it take them down. One of those two people will stand up and fight for that relationship every time. If it’s right, and they’re real lucky, one of them will say something." - Dr. Cox, Scrubs.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

what iz thiz facebook guidelines?! *a la Dj Suzie*

Promotions Guidelines

Just wanna share what I read over, well, Facebook.

Promotions Guidelines
Date of Last Revision: May 11, 2011
These Promotion Guidelines, along with the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, the Ad Guidelines, the Platform Policies and all other applicable Facebook policies, govern your communication about or administration of any contest, competition, sweepstakes or other similar offering (each, a "promotion") using Facebook.
If you use Facebook to communicate about or administer a promotion, you are responsible for the lawful operation of that promotion, including the official rules, offer terms and eligibility requirements (e.g., age and residency restrictions), and compliance with regulations governing the promotion and all prizes offered in connection with the promotion (e.g., registration and obtaining necessary regulatory approvals).  Please note that compliance with these Guidelines does not constitute the lawfulness of a promotion.  Promotions are subject to many regulations and if you are not certain that your promotion complies with applicable law, please consult with an expert.
  1. Promotions on Facebook must be administered within Apps on, either on a Canvas Page or an app on a Page Tab.
  2. Promotions on Facebook must include the following:
    a. A complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant.
    b. Acknowledgment that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
    c. Disclosure that the participant is providing information to [disclose recipient(s) of information] and not to Facebook.
  3. You must not use Facebook features or functionality as a promotion’s registration or entry mechanism.  For example, the act of liking a Page or checking in to a Place cannot automatically register or enter a promotion participant.
  4. You must not condition registration or entry upon the user taking any action using any Facebook features or functionality other than liking a Page, checking in to a Place, or connecting to your app.  For example, you must not condition registration or entry upon the user liking a Wall post, or commenting or uploading a photo on a Wall.
  5. You must not use Facebook features or functionality, such as the Like button, as a voting mechanism for a promotion.
  6. You must not notify winners through Facebook, such as through Facebook messages, chat, or posts on profiles or Pages.
  7. You may not use Facebook’s name, trademarks, trade names, copyrights, or any other intellectual property in connection with a promotion or mention Facebook in the rules or materials relating to the promotion, except as needed to fulfill your obligations under Section 2.
  8. Definitions:
    a. By “administration” we mean the operation of any element of the promotion, such as collecting entries, conducting a drawing, judging entries, or notifying winners.
    b. By “communication” we mean promoting, advertising or referencing a promotion in any way on Facebook, e.g., in ads, on a Page, or in a Wall post.
    c. By “contest” or “competition” we mean a promotion that includes a prize of monetary value and a winner determined on the basis of skill (i.e., through judging based on specific criteria).
    d. By “sweepstakes” we mean a promotion that includes a prize of monetary value and a winner selected on the basis of chance.
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