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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Three Things

I was tagged, and at last, I'm done with this meme. I took me days before I could have this posted, so here it is...(salamat Jay sa pag-alala)

Three things that scare me:

1. Frogs (eeeeww!)
2. Losing someone important to me
3. crawling creatures (i kill them immediately)

Three people who make me laugh:
1. friends
2. Jan2x (kahit corny minsan....)
3. My funny niece

Three things I love:
1. Rain and the scent of it
2. Being pampered (winks)
3. Holidays! Holidays! Holidays!

Three things I hate:
1. getting up very early
2. rude people
3. transcribing for documentation

Three things I don't understand:
1. Being polygamous of men
2. Brazil movie
3. Physics

Three things on my desk:
1. papers and more papers
2. cell phone
3. a cup of coffee

Three things I'm doing right now:
1. Filling this in
2. Writing my report
3. Chatting with my officemates

Three things I want to do before I die:
1. Go to Europe, Palawan and Sagada
2. Say sorry to people I've wronged
3. Take a cruise

Three things I can do:

1. cook
2. babysit
3. put my legs behind my back (i can do it during my younger years, but I don't know if i can still do it)

Three things I can't do:
1. Be aggressive and totally confident
2. Talk in public without getting nervous
3. Draw and swim well

Three things I think you should listen to:
1. Inner self
2. music
3. sounds of nature (so relaxing)

Three things you should never listen to:
1. Super loud music
2. people who try to destroy your dreams
3. unfair accusations

Three things I would like to learn:
1. Driving
2. Photography
3. More of cooking / culinary

Three favorite foods:
1. Sinigang
2. Pasta
3. Anything with gata...(love it!)

Three shows I watched as a kid:
1. Cartoon Network
2. Sineskwela ATBP
3. Looney toons

Three people I'm tagging:
1. Jan2x
2. Kacai
3. Girard

Friday, August 17, 2007

A tale of an anti-OFW

This story originated here. Please click on the picture to view a larger version of it. READ IT, decide, and pass the information around.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Magic trick from America's Got talent

I'm just gonna feature a video today - an impressive magic trick -- nice nice nice. Watch this!

The Croak

As we were on our way home the other night, my sisters and I were singing the familiar “At Iba pa” alphabet song to entertain my baby niece. Suddenly, we heard a load croak that sounded like that of a frog. Hearing the sound, my sisters and I panicked. Well, I must admit, I’m afraid of frogs. The mere sight of it terrifies me, fearing it would jump into me. So we all got off from the car and had my brother in law search for that dreaded eerie creature using the light from my cell phone. My older sister even wanted to had her bag checked because the sound seemed to be coming from her bag. Finding nothing, we all went back inside the car, still curious – only to find out it was an alarm from my sister’s phone………darn!!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Holidays for August --- Love it!

I just love it this month - lots of holidays as already declared by the government. Well, just to spread the happiness, here are the dates for the information of everyone:

**AUGUST 17, 2007 (FRIDAY) - Indigenous day
(for Davao City only, celebrated during the Kadayawan Festival)

**AUGUST 20, 2007 (MONDAY) - Ninoy Aquinos' Day

**AUGUST 27, 2007 (MONDAY) - National Heroes day
It supposed to fall every last Sunday of August, but the President recently signed into law Republic Act 9492 that moves most holidays, traditionally nonworking days, to the nearest Monday:


“Sec. 26, Regular Holidays and Nationwide Special Days. – (1) Unless otherwise modified by law, and or proclamation, the following regular holidays and special days shall be observed in the country:

A. Regular Holidays

New year’s Day - January 1
Maundy Thursday - Movable date
Good Friday - Movable date
Eidul Fitr - Movable date
Araw ng Kagitingan - Monday nearest April 9
(Bataaan and Corregidor Day)
Labor Day - Monday nearest May 1
Independence Day - Monday nearest June 12
National Heroes Day - Last Monday of August
Bonifacio Day - Monday nearest November 30
Christmas Day - December 25
Rizal Day - Monday nearest December 30

b. Nationwide Special Holidays:

Ninoy Aquino Day - Monday nearest August 21
All Saints Day - November 1
Last Day of the Year - December 31

C. In the event the holiday falls on a Wednesday, the holiday will be observed on the Monday of the week. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the Monday that follows:

Provided, That for movable holidays, the President shall issue a proclamation, at least six months prior to the holiday concerned, the specific date that shall be declared as a nonworking day:

AS a summary, the following holidays would be moved to the nearest Monday:

Araw ng Kagitingan (from April 9);
Labor Day (from May 1);
Independence Day (from June 12);
Ninoy Aquino Day (from August 21);
National Heroes Day (from the last Sunday of August);
Andres Bonifacio Day (from November 30);
and Rizal Day (from December 30)


So advance happy long weekends to everyone!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Learn Chinese in an instant

I was having headache when the BF showed me this, and I got somehow amused with it. Spend a few minutes of your time learning chinese in an instant! Just click the image to get a larger view of it.