Wednesday, February 18, 2009

From Blogger to Wordpress

What prompted me to switch to Wordpress from Blogger?

I was disappointed when I found out that my PageRank (PR2) turned back to zero.

My posts have different fonts. I hate to see my page that way. I tried editing my posts but nothing’s changed.

I want a new look.

So yeah, I’ve made the switch from Blogger to Wordpress.

I know that switching needs a lot of time since I would be transferring all my posts, my widgets, and the links of my fellow bloggers. But fortunately transferring to Wordpress is just a snap. With Dexter’s help, I have moved all my posts from Blogger to Wordpress. I still have a lot to do though. I have to transfer the links of my blogging friends, one by one. Hopefully by next week, I’m done building my new haven.

To my friends and to those who are curious about my life, here's my new haven.

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Cable Car and Zipline Experience in Tagaytay

Are you afraid of heights? If so, have you tried conquering it? Being afraid of heights is a common feeling. We were not designed to fly, after all. Hence, fear of falling and being injured or killed is a normal and rational fear that most people have. But I am proud to say that I am not afraid of heights anymore. In fact, I am looking forward for more flying adventures. Haha!

Well, you too can overcome your fear of heights with pleasure. At Tagaytay Rideg Zipline & Cable Car, will get to see the majestic Taal lake and the surrounding forest as you soar up to 300 feet off the ground. Last week, I tried the cable car (together with Caren and Vhill) and yesterday, I tried the zipline (together with Hazel). It was indeed an unforgettable experience.

My friend and I are planning to celebrate her birthday and my best friend’s birthday in Tagaytay (again) on March 1. I’d try the zipline unaccompanied.

Pictures will be posted soon.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Making Money Online

I used to be a freelance writer. Freelancing is not only a good way to increase my earnings, it also enhances my skills in writing.

So yeah, I’m a freelancer again. Not that I’m not well-compensated in my present job, I just want to earn more.

I already have $31.76 in my odesk account (for 5 articles).


Friday, January 9, 2009

Busy for the Holidays

As much as I’d like to make a blog entry, I just can’t…laziness always strikes me…

Today, I feel like I just need to post just to update (again) my readers about my latest experiences, adventures, and everything that I want to share...

So I’ll start with my December escapades…

December 6, after how many months of not feeding myself with bottles of beer, I had 6 bottles of san mig light…whew! Our group celebrated an early Christmas party at Abas Bar, Malate – our favorite place…





December 14 - US Auto Parts Christmas party took place. Our pictures show that we enjoyed the party, ayt?



December 20 – We (Dex, Bhem, Lyn, Nice, Owen, Glady, and Ate Precy) had dinner at Dampa, Ortigas. Tempura, sinigang na hipon, tuna belly, baked tahong, and calamares were at the table for us to munch…


December 22 – Five members of Masbate Online agreed to have coffee at Starbucks, Glorietta 4…


December 24 – Christmas Eve…I just celebrated it with my bestfriend, my bestfriend’s cousin, and my bestfriend’s boyfriend…I wasn’t able to spend the holidays with papa, mama, and judy for some reasons…


December 25 – Christmas Day…we went to Tagaytay…I was with my bestfriend, my bestfriend’s cousin, my bestfriend’s boyfriend and his siblings…






January 1?


I’ll make another entry for my January escapades…tomorrow perhaps…
Ciao!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Batch '98 High School Reunion

10 years and still counting...

We are called Centennial Batch – Batch ’98…and this coming December 27-28, the Centennial Batch of Masbate National Comprehensive High School will be having their 10th year high school reunion…


the banner


the invitation

the t-shirt

the feeding program invitation

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Brakes Category Team Building

To be successful, people should work together like a well-oiled machine.

Consequently, every business is geared towards working as a single, unified team. Teamwork is needed for contending in today’s global arena where individual excellence is not as enviable as a high level of collective performance. People should work as an integral part of a team, that is. U.S. Auto Parts Philippines is composed of different teams with different tasks but with one common goal – to achieve victory in the wilderness that is the online car parts retail industry.

The concept is pretty simple: working as a team generates better and faster results. But, without time off from work, a person becomes fed up and jaded.

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jill a dull girl,” as the saying goes.

In order to achieve a team’s goal, there should be motivation and enjoyable experiences in store for team members. This prompted the Brakes Category of the Data and Catalog Department to stage a team building/outing before 2008 ends with Villa Natalia in Sta. Maria, Bulacan as venue.

The purpose of this team building/outing is not only to have fun but also to build camaraderie between and among the members of the Brakes Category. But, to make an event enjoyable, it takes planning and effort. It took a month for the Brakes Category to plan the said activity. Come November 22, all’s set and ready. Team members went to the venue, commuter-style, kitchen and cooking utensils in tow. The team left for Bulacan past 4 P.M. and got there by 7:30 P.M. Upon arrival, members started working on their assigned tasks in the kitchen. In no time at all, food was up and ready for the team to partake in.

Dinner was served by 9 P.M. Grilled Liempo, Tilapia, Bicol Express, Laing, Ginataang Sitaw, Chop Suey, Adobong Isaw, and a cake were at the table for the team to munch. After having dinner, all were ready to go swimming.

And because it’s getting late and cold, every one agreed to start the drinking/sharing session. Lots of issues were talked about. Laughter filled the night. Sunday morning, games took place. Rock On and Rock Well were chosen as the two team’s name. Rock On came from one of the team members who kept on saying “Rock On” while drinking. There were three games: Mute Opera (Charade), Bridge Building, and Human Image (Paint Me a Picture). Team Rock Well was the overall winner.

After the games, the team feasted on another sumptuous breakfast. Salted Egg, Tinapa, Hotdog, Fried Liempo, and fruits were served. Full and sleepy, yet, no one stopped them from singing old time favorite songs. However, because the team needed to leave the resort by 1 P.M., some of the team members started to pack their things. The team left the place with a smile on their faces because of the fun they had. Now, the team is looking forward for their next get-together which will be on the 19th of December.

We can say that after the team building, Brakes Category now has that quintessential thing that binds them all: one team with one vision to achieve one goal.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TVS

My OB, Dra. Sheila Illescas-Labrador cancelled my transvaginal ultrasound tomorrow because until now, I don't have my monthly period =(...I don't know why Duphaston didn't work anymore...sigh! another reason why I'm sad because we're having a team building on the 22nd...how can i go swinmming if I'll have it on or before the 22nd?...I thought I'll have it yesterday because I'm very exhausted for the past two days because friday was my sister's birthday and sunday, me, my best friend Kathy and her officemate Beck, Mama Idang, and Jeff (my cousin's cousin) went to ABS CBN to watch ASAP...we were at ABS CBN for almost 9hours...we watched ASAP live and ASAP taping as well...pictures will be posted here ASAP...hehe! click this for my sister's birthday pictures...

That's all for now...I just want you to know that I'm dissapointed because Duphaston didn't work...=(

Thursday, November 13, 2008

An Update

It’s been days and weeks that our Category is dormant…after the application task, now, we’re at rest…it is also tiresome to just sit here and do nothing…so I’m making a post…hehe!

I’ll start with my sister’s debut…yey! She’ll be turning 18 tomorrow…we’ll be celebrating it in Quezon City (@ my tita’s house)…Papa and Mama just arrived from Guam this morning...so obviously, they’re here for my sister’s natal day…almost complete….unlike my debut…I just celebrated it with my classmates in college…Papa and Mama, Jude, and Judy weren’t there to celebrate with me…=(

Tomorrow, Judy will also be celebrating her birthday without our brother, Jude…he will be leaving for Canada, finally…tomorrow is his scheduled flight…sadly, I won’t be able to send him to the airport because I have work…I don’t know when is he coming back for a vacation…I just wish him good health….wahh! I’m starting to cry…I’ll miss my brother badly…=(

Btw, I watched Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa last Friday with my friend, Cinky…the movie was fun…we went home right after the movie…I slept over at her place in Pasay for two nights…Friday-Saturday…we had sing along Saturday night…thanks to her Wow Magic Sing…haha!

But before going to her place last Saturday, I went to Healthway to get my TVS result then to In My Womb 3D4D Ultrasound Centre to have my OB interpret the ultrasound…

Thank God I don’t have polycystic ovaries anymore though I have a 1.79cm cyst on my left ovary which is manageable according to my OB…she also added that PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome can be gone for a while but it will come back again and again…even after giving birth…

For now, I’m happy with the result of my ultrasound…I’m still taking metformin and fortunately, I’m not having problems with it…unlike those who suffer from nausea, headache, etc…I’m done with Duphaston and just waiting for my monthly period to come…on my second day, I’ll take Clomid…on November 19, I’ll be having another ultrasound…whew! This is my 4th cycle of Clomid…

In His time, I’ll have a baby…

Pray for me guys…

Ciao!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

halloween party

Halloween is usually observed on the 31st of October but the Brakes Category celebrated it a day before the said holiday…the team decorated the brakes “station” one week before the party…we actually had a busy week before the event…busy looking for costumes and busy gathering all the materials that will be used during the Trick or Treat…but it was all worth it…we had fun…



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Trip to Guam

I got very excited when Mama told me that they (with Papa) are going to Guam to attend the ordination of Jason, a neighbor in Masbate…Yesterday, Mama gave me a ring to tell me the good news…I can feel the excitement from her voice upon learning that they can attend Jason’s ordination…She's very happy because this will be her first “out of the country” vacation with Papa…Mama have been to Vienna, Austria because most of her sisters are there, Switzerland because she also attended an ordination and Italy because she paid a visit to one of her sisters…All these trips, Mama was alone…but this time, Papa will be with her…I am also very happy for them…they’ll be leaving for Guam on November 7 and they will be back on November 13…one day before my sister’s debut….

me and my sister

we may not be all together this coming Christmas and New Year because Papa and Mama are not sure if they will be spending the holidays here in Manila but I guess we will be celebrating it earlier…during Judy’s debut…I don’t know yet where the celebration will take place…maybe in Quezon City where we spent Christmas last year…

my Mama Idang's house in Quezon City

Saturday, October 18, 2008

CityLink

Every day, I see the same faces…and that is because I ride the same bus every day – CityLink… I usually wake up at 5:15 AM…take a bath, blow dry my hair, and get dressed… normally, I leave the house by 6:05 AM… I have 10-15minutes to walk and reach the place where CityLink buses pass by…I have to wait for 15-20minutes before the bus arrives…see, what I breathed in early morning is the polluted air of the Metropolis…sigh!

I normally get a seat but there are times that I don’t…at times, guys offer me their seats but most of the time, they don’t…what remains constant is I see the same faces every day…

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mirrors

My ex-boyfriend Noli, gave me two tickets for the movie Mirrors…well, thanks to her girlfriend for the tickets…hehe! Since the tickets are free and I have always been a big fan of horror movies, I said okay, I will ask Chriscie or Franz to go with me…I asked Chriscie first and he said yes immediately…Chriscie was hesitant at first because he’s not into horror movies…he even told me that he’s not going with me anymore…however, he later decided to come with me because Arcee would like to watch the movie as well...

The three of us had dinner at Bacolod Chicken Inasal and headed to the movie house after…


Ben Carson (Keifer Sutherland), an ex-cop turned security guard at a burned out and abandoned shopping mall surrounded with mirrors tried to discover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors and later on learned that malevolent reflections are behind the killings…for a detailed review, click this


Mirrors is not the creepiest or most frightening movie I’ve ever seen but I can still say that the movie was great… It scared the crap out of me…Chriscie had to cover his eyes using my bag…hahaha! We were just a bit disappointed with the ending…Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer in 24) died but was able to save his family from dying except for her sister…

I will give Mirrors a satisfactory mark of 7…