Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Naga Adventure

last july 18-20 i went to Naga with my boyfriend to attend his Philippine Councilors League Convention.. the first day that we were there he had several meetings and stuff to do so i just stayed inside the hotel room and decided to rest since i was really tired the week before because i had work.. after all his work was done we had dinner in this nice resto ("asia") which served bicolano specialties and other asian dishes. after dinner we just stayed there and have a few rounds of wengweng and margarita.. the drinks that we had were enough to send us to bed so we were not able to go dancing anymore

the next day it was raining so hard so we had to stay in the hotel the whole morning and we decided to stay there until the rain stopped.. we had lunch in the sorta mall in front of our hotel and had coffee there while planning what to do.. when we got back to the hotel, we checked if there were any shuttle going to CWC so we can just ride there.. other councilors were going to the same place so we shared the van with them since it was owned by the PCL.. it was still drizzling when we left the hotel and the other councilors wanted to check out this basilica so we all decided to stop there for a while to pray, take pics and buy souvenirs..

..when the skies finally cleared up we went straight to CWC ( Camarines sur Watersports Complex ) . At last!! i was so excited to try wakeboarding!! but when i saw all those people who looked so professional i got nervous,, hahaha! i didnt want to look like a fool in front of them but what the heck! i dont care! i was finally there so i went on and changed to my swim suit! well my first attempt wasnt so successful.. i was coined by my bf as "drop dead gorgeous" because i fell face first on the water haha! my second attempt was better but i fell again because my board started to jump wildly on the water.. my third was great because i was able to go around the track times until i eventually gave up and let go of the line.. my arms were sore and my hands had blisters.. so i rested for a while before trying again.. we finished around 8pm already so we decided to go back to the hotel to rest..

we had dinner first then we hanged out with his fellow councilors had a few drinks and chatted with them for a while..they were talking about politics (i couldnt relate.. so i just listened to whatever they were talking about and just smiled whenever some of them would look at me.. i didnt want to look stupid tho so i just nodded in agreement whenever i understood something) it was already getting late and were both so tired but it was a saturday night and i wanted to go out! well most of them were alredy "mature" so they opted to just stay there and talk while "the younger ones" wanted to go out and check the clubbing scene..

there was only one place that caught my attention.. the sounds the dj played was like the ones embassy but then when we checked out the place it was "PACKED!" the people were all sweaty and sticky because the air conditioning couldnt handle the enormous crowd.. so eric and i just walked along the road but then the other clubs were not as nice as the one we first saw.. so we just went back to the hotel and rest..

i woke up early.. i wanted to go back to CWC and wakeboard again before coming home.. our flight was at 2pm so we still had the time to wakeboard.. but then my body wont allow me.. my entire body was sore, my hands were still red and swollen and my legs were full of bruises.. so eric just laughed at me when i suggested that we go back to cwc and wakeboard again.. he insisted that we go back to sleep and just wakeup before lunch so we could get ready for our flight later that afternoon..

on the plane to NAGA

welcome to NAGA!

dinner at Asia restaurant

at the Basilica Minore

we were sooooo excited!!!! FUN!!!

my turn!

eric's turn!

after wake boarding...

bye bye NAGA... we'll be back!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bench Blackout

I'm really glad that the Bench Blackout show is over.. I've been trying my best to lose weight! hahaa! but it never happened so i had "love handles" during the show hehehe...

we had to go back several times to the bench office to fit the undies that were assigned to us. i was really happy that they didnt give me thongs hehe! but i had to wear 3 sets of undies so i was still overexposed. :D we had accessories to match the sets that we wore so in a way it diverted the attention away from our bare bodies.

we had several rehearsals too! we had 2 consecutive days of rehearsals in San Juan Gym and 1 night in araneta before the show plus the whole day before the show. i was actually tired from all the walking in the elevated ramp and from going up and down the steep stairs in 4 inch high heels. but its okay, the experience was fun and worthwhile.

i wasnt able to charge my cam so i only had a few pics:

pics that my friend glenn took..

thats me in the white top.. hihih!

Monday, July 28, 2008

i just cant believe how time flies by so fast.. its been a year since i did my first show for FHM 100 sexiest.. well i'm not part of the 100 sexiest tho but we did the sponsors segment.. we wanted to make sure that we are not going to wear any lingerie or anything skimpier than cotton bra and panties..

last year we were all so scared on doing the show because we knew that those FHM shows were full of men waiting for women wearing almost nothing! we accepted the job because our friend is going to design the costumes that we are going to use for the show and our friend of course wouldnt want us to go out there with barely nothing on so we trusted our friend and we accepted the show. we only had one request.. we wanted to drink vodka or wine before the show so our knees wont go shaking while we walk down the ramp..

here are some of the pics last year..

2008 FHM 100 sexiest...

the show was faster than i had expected but it was all good because that means we dont have to stay there and wait for everybody to finish before we can come home.. the best part of this was working with my beloved friends.. i had fun! and partsy was able to watch too!

this is me... a glam rock chick

here are my friends melissa and angel.

Monday, July 21, 2008

I was bored so i checked out one of the forums i regularly check.. i saw this thread about marriage.. the past few months that i have been coming to and fro mindanao has been an issue (not a bad issue tho..) to both my bf's family and my own.. they have been suggesting that we get married already, we both have the right age to settle down, we both have work, we undoubtedly love each other, we are happy around each others family and we are already talking about it...

i chose the responses that caught my attention and i learned a lot just by reading the entire thread:


Do you discuss money matters before getting married? kasi usually diba hindi naman napapag usapan yun pag mag bf/gf palang?

pano kung gusto pala ng future wife niyo na maging housewife para daw hands on sa mga bata?

may advantage and disadvantage eh.


money was never an issue to me and my wife. khit pa noon gf ko pa lang sya. bigayan kmi. kung sino meron, sya muna sasagot. hangang ngyon, ganun pa din kami. sya taga-kwenta ng gagastusin at ako naman ang taga-bayad ng mga gastusin. i also let her have my atm. basta money matters, sya ang bahala. taga bunot lang ako ng pera, hehehe.

dati nagwowork sya kaso nung nagkaron na kami ng sariling bahay, nagstop sya. i told her to kasi walang magaalaga sa mga bata. mas important for me yung matutukan ang mga kids. tsaka hassle din yung work nya. sumasabay sa sked ko. pati weekends may work sya. lagi na nga ako wla sa bahay kasi lagi ako nasa field, tas pati sya ganun din. so sbi stop na lang sya. kaya pa naman ng sweldo ko buhayin kaming pamilya. smile.gif

= yung parents ng barkada ko eh nagpakasal nung nag-aaral pa lang sila sa med. civil nga lang daw ang wedding dahil wala silang money nun. pero sa sipag at tiyaga, ngayon taga ayala alabang na sila. andaming sasakyan. sabi ng dad nya sakin ang important daw eh may ambition kayong dalawa at saka dapat tulungan talaga. sala lang daw sila nakapag church wedding after 10 years ng civil nila.

= almost same situation sa karamihan.
ako ang nagwowork, si mrs. sa daugther namin.
ayaw ko kasi maranasan ng asawa ko ang hirap sa work.

lahat ng pera nasa akin, pero binigyan ko siya ng access.
so pag bayaran na ng mga bills, pinapaalam nalang niya sakin magkano total.

hangang kaya ko pa naman at kasya pa kinikita ko, ako nalang work.
mas prefer ko na mag put up kami ng own business rather then mamasukan siya sa iba.

= Q. Do you discuss money matters before getting married? kasi usually diba hindi naman napapag usapan yun pag mag bf/gf palang?

Yes, when we got engaged, we make sure that everything is accounted for, especially for the household expenses... Our arrangement kasi is "I keep my money/salary, she keep hers"... We just have an account for family fund where we put xx% of our monthly income there...

Q. pano kung gusto pala ng future wife niyo na maging housewife para daw hands on sa mga bata?

In my case, she wants to work (which is favorable naman nowadays)... We make it a point to go home nalang early after office to have time for our 2 daughters. We go out also regularly on weekends to spend quality time with the kids wink.gif

I. may advantage and disadvantage eh.

Advantage of discussing money matters makes both of you aware of any misspending done, makes you conscious of commodity prices, agreed financial investments (if there's any), etc...

= Me and my wife both work. As much as i want my kids to be look after my wife, we have decided to look for a yaya and have them look after by thier l0la and l0lo. In this way we can afford to give them quality living, and the same time give them the care by there grandparents. After work or during weekends we make sure that we would go to the mall or something to have a family bonding.
Money matters, we talk about it alot! We pool our salary and what ever exceeds our budget including savings, we share.

= kami we never discussed money..
before the marriage

as in zero!! nil, wala nada..
we know its there somewhere pero we dont give a damn we trust each other so much...

after marriage I gave her my .9M bankbook lifesavings...
shes far too important to me than money..

= kame ng wife ko tulong tlga before i use to say hindi sa bahay ka nalng and ako na bahala but try to think of it sayang ang pinagaralan and just to be fair with youre wife para malabas laht ng potentials nya at the same time nagtutulungan din kyo for the kids tho wala pa kong kids blink.gif

= Dapat talaga pinag uusapan. But there's no minimum income before you can get married... we all have to start somewhere right? and things don't always turn out as planned. But, kailangan talga pag usapan yan... ang importante is your attitude towards a married life, being resposible, driven and a loving husband.

With proper planning, everthing will turn out just fine... you can't avoid risks, but you can learn how to manage risks.

= tutuwa ako sa mga reply ng mga tao dito about honesty and truth sa money matters...

i've been a marriage counselor sa church namin and one thing that both of you should need to be honest about (before you get married) - is mayroon ba kayong existing/outstanding personal DEBT (credit cards, house, car, business) even yung nag-co-maker lang sya for family, business or friends. Mabuti na ang to come clean...

Two, is magbudget na kayo - see if enough yung income nyo both to support the home that you will build (rent, utilities, food, etc). If kulang, either cut down on your lifestyle or get a higher paying job/business - easier said than done smile.gif

Amazed din ako sa mga nag-decide na nasa bahay na ang mga mrs to take care of the kids....kala ko kokonti lang tayo, dumadami din pala...

While it's not a easy decision to make, mahirap talaga buhay ngayon - an alternative is for mrs to have a business/job na she doesn't have to leave home...

Iba din kasi kapag parent nagpalaki sa mga bata, I'm not saying everyone can do this sa hirap nga ng buhay ngayon...

Sometimes you have to sacrifice what is good (higher quality of life), for what is better (time with the kids, training, values, discipline, closeness). Like my kids (ages 14 & 12) know how to do chores: wash dishes, cook food, clean the rooms, etc. Para handa sila sa buhay di ba...

Being able to watch them grow up and to see/train them to become the God-fearing men/women we pray that they will be ...priceless smile.gif

= when i got married 12k lang sweldo ko and my wife was forced to leave her job because of sensitive pregnancy. medyo hirap talaga dahil wala din kami ipon lalo na when my first son was born. good thing i got a better paying job and she had a side business in car insurance where she can just stay home and also look after our 3 kids.

in short, its not important that you have a lot of money when you intend to get married. syempre thats ideal pero hindi lagi ganon ang sitwasyon. important is you have a secure job and you continue to look for a better one. always aim for a better one.

= on the contrary, you should discuss it a year or two before getting married.
its not taboo to talk about it since preparing for the future requires monetary
considerations, security, stability and lots of contingency plans.

you must actually know the exact figures each one makes amonth, a year
or longer. marriage is like starting a lif-long business in some aspects
if you want to secure your welfare and your children's welfare as well.

business requires feasibility studies and so it's a must if you want to
make it right. smile.gif

= (my favorite answers)
well as for me and my wife we don't go by separate accounts or 'has to be' equal sharing sa expenses. A family is a "State of Love and Trust". So, i always thought it would be better when both incomes are joined and properly budgeted for the family. that way i find having a family as a responsibility and by no instance, should see it as an obligation.

if done with separate accounts and by equally sharing expenses, it won't be as transparent, and for me, the family becomes an Obligation of which it shouldn't be. you could do that when you share a house or a flat with a friend or barkadas. But with your own family, you are not sharing a house anymore..You live in it.,and its your family's nest ,hence, becomes a responsibility.

when incomes are joined, its easy to see and budget, what you could, and not spend. best to also have an emergency fund to set aside same as how you put aside maintenance money for your car. So, when an emergency comes(say, someone needs to be admitted to the hospital) at wala kayo madukot, makakatulong yun.worry-free ka, coz its like an insurance at hand. nowadays, we have to be more wiser with money and make every penny count. That is the first thing i thought my to value money, and never let it control over them.

I have known so many relationships and families broken just because of money. In a family, thats one thing you shouldn't fight or argue about. When you enter matrimony, that is one of the vow's you will or have taken. The sign of grooms handing over the cash from the money bearer to their bride and holding it at the same time, truly states that it has to be joined and balanced by both man and woman to be fruitful and to grow.

= If you keep on discussing money prior to a wedding, it ruins things.


Because you will never, ever, ever have too much or too little money. What's important is settling with someone who you trust and love wholeheartedly without any condition(s). Given those conditions, if you truly love each other, you will not let one or the other endure any hardship, and will go through painstaking measure to be able to provide for your family.

Ang trabaho ng lalaki:

1) Provide for his family.
2) Be a good husband.
3) Be a good father.
4) Set an example to his children.

Ang trabaho ng babae:

Well i believe in 2 things a woman should either be: 1) Magaling sa bahay, meaning maalaga sa tahanan, asawa at anak ( a homemaker in short) or 2) Magaling sa negosyo.

= (my answer)
ang nice naman nitong thread..

ang dami kong natutunan specially yung mga views ng guys about marriage and handling money stuff..

my bf and i have been talking marriage but we never really talked about money talaga... he's stable naman and he has his own business so i guess that wouldnt be a problem if we settle down na...

he doesnt want me to work but then he doesn't want me to stay at home lang.. plan ko is to put up my own business para meron akong gagawin kasi iba na ang life sa manila and sa province.. and at the same time raise our would be kids na rin..

from what i have read sa previous posts and importante talaga is that you talk about issues regarding your relationship para mag work yon regardless kung gf/bf palang or married na. smile.gif

Sunday, July 20, 2008

God's Pharmacy

A friend sent this to me. It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... all before making a human. He made and provided what we needed before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw.

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

God's Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the res earch shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents c e rvical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries
Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. The y even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

SUBJECT: Psalm 46:10
'Be Still and Know that I AM GOD'

Please don't break this even if you only send it to one person. Look at the date when this was started. Thanks



I am
not going to be the one who Lets it die. I found it believable ---

This candle was lit on the
15th of September, 1998.

Someone who loves you has helped
Keep it alive by sending it to you.

Don't let The Candle of Love, Hope And Friendship die! Pass It On To All

Of Your Friends and Everyone You Love!

I received this today for the 1st time and I hope it comes back someday again.

Please keep this candle alive !


Kotts - Friday, April 3, 2009

2009 ©
The On Demand Global Workforce - oDesk Join Vinefire! The On Demand Global Workforce - oDesk