Wednesday, March 26, 2008

mEetInG a FAn(?)

Hahaha.

I never thought an old guy friend would be religiously checking my blog while he was abroad.

We met with him last Sunday, he told me he regularly checks my blog. Nagulat kami kasi alam nya lahat! As in yung mga entries ko on “incovenient Truth” and “North Korea” alam nya. Dun nya lang daw yun nalaman…

I asked him “How about the wedding website, nakita mo ba?” sabi nya “OO, mula About Us hanggang guestbook” natawa kami ni Glenn.

Pati yung mga blog ng friends ko, alam din nya. Sabi nya “Yung myls mahilig sa kape” Hehehe

Malungkot daw sya magtrabaho abroad, friendster and blogs keep him sane.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

ZoRRo

Glenn and I usually make nicknames to the cars we use. Their CRV's plate number starts with X, we named it XMAN (singular na X-Men, meron ba nun?, hehehe)

For the Civic, since we know its going to start with Z, we call it Zorro.

Its Glenn's first time to try Zorro, no sweat sa kanya, its similar to what he drives.

Did I mention before na niloloko ng tropa si Glenn dahil ang kotse nila ay meron VIPER miski wala...ako pala yung tinutukoy nila. Matindi raw akong backseat driver.

Imaginin nyo nalang kung gaano kasesensitive ang "VIPER" ngayon. Ang hirap pala magdala ng kotse na wala pang plate number.

We went to SM Bacoor, gusto ko na agad umuwi para maiuwi na namin ang kotse at baka kung ano pa ang mangyari dun habang nasa responsibility namin. Waah! praning....



After SM, we went to Island cove and reminisce our wedding preparation days. During this time of the year last year, parati kasi kami nasa Island cove doing some stuff for the wedding. We missed those days.

sdlasjdi

Out on a black saturday with Glenn, Josen and Jonathan.

Jonathan drove their new Altis. =)



San pa papunta, edi syempre coffee talk. It was a long talk. Highschool life, first crush, marriage....
Abstain...no pizza muna. Charlie chan pwede, pero bukas pa kakainin. Take out lang. =)

Friday, March 21, 2008

FiSh BaLLs

I love Fish balls.

Aminin ninyo girls, its too dyahe to "tusok-tusok" the fishballs na ang kasabay mo puro lalake. Paglabas ng gate ng Epza, meron dun fishball-an, ay naku, wa na ako care kung ako lang ang girl dun. OFCOURSE, I heard of the horrible stories of the sauce+possible hepatitis. MASARAP KASI TALGA.

Last weekend, i bought frozen fishball at the grocery and fishball sauce.
Sabi ni Josen, I have to fry it in a low fire, ginawa ko. PERO ITS NOT THE SAME! The sauce isnt good din.

Could somebody share the street vendors fishball sauce and the brand of fishball.
Sige na!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

pATrICE FiRST BdAY

HERE IS THE LINK TO PATRICE'S BDAY PARTY

FaR & AwAY...

Patrice will be away this holyweekend. From Friday-Sunday to be with her cousins at Solis’ side.

Im missing her already.

Dang damot noh?

(Haller Jamie, mahiya ka nga.. 365 days mo kasama yan, ngayon lang magtatagal sa lola nya sa other side, hihirit ka pa!)

Ay naku, maloloka ata ako pag halimbawa sabihin na more than a week sya mawala sa bahay.

Kaka-addict tong batang to. As in!

She now smiles and show her teeth when I point the camera on her. Lande!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Patrice's birthday

Forgive me, sa Holy week ko nalang ayusin ang photos sa birthday ni patrice. The party was a happy one.


Monday, March 17, 2008

A hIsTORy iN tHE mAkINg...

A hIsTORy iN tHE mAkINg...Bear with me, this is a long entry. But this a history in the making, kaya tapusin nyo basahin ha.
***
Did you notice how men are soo into cars?My dad has always wanted a brand new car, sabagay, lahat naman ng tao gusto yun-kaya lang mahal.

During the 90’s, my dad had his own “wheels”, owner-type jeep na second-hand.Ay grabe, sobrang feeling rich na kami, hindi kami makapaniwala na we have our own vehicle.Naging baby ng dadi ko yun.

Then 2002, we bought a 2nd hand Toyota corolla. He still couldn’t let go of the jeep.Sobrang rich na talga namin, diba. We had 2 vehicles.Then Ate patty got a 2nd hand mitsubishi lancer. Grabe, full parking na ang garahe namin. Hahaha.

I know how “INGGIT” my dad is whenever his friends get a brand new car. He always thinks about getting the “pinaglumaan” of his friends. Na wala naman na natuloy, kasi panay more than 300K ang mga price.

I would always tell him to sell a piece of the land and buy a brand new car, para maenjoy nya ang inheritance nya.Pero sasabihan lang ako nun na --- “Wag mo nga akong kwanin!”

Recently, my mom mentioned to me na his officemate got a new sportivo, and syempretulo-laway” to the max na naman si dadi.

I requested brochure and pricelist from Josen. Wala lang, para maisip nya na kaya naman nya bumili if gusto nya. Madali namang magloan sa kanila.

I would text him ”dadi, ano bili ka ba ng car” -- no reply
After a few days “dadi, papakuha ako ng brochure ng honda” – no reply.


Then I got the brochure, No reaction parin“dadi, andun na yung brochure” no reply parin.

Price of Honda CRV is more than a million—--ooops, we cant afford that. Oh well, not a honda I guess if he wants greater than 5-seater vehicle.

After a week ata, I received a text from my dad.
Magkano 1.8L Honda civic?

I was like…CIVIC? Kotse?...Oki, mahal ang suv, pero bakit civic, bat hindi nalang city or jazz?

So I replied how much, nahihiya ako ipakita kay Glenn na sobrang naeexcite ako kasi maeexcite din yun, eh baka nagloloko lang si dadi.

Then I ask “What color ang gusto ninyo?”

Sabi nya “kulay tae ni patrice

Ang momentum ko pa naman ay sobrang ibang level na.

NYEK!
Nagjojoke nga to.Kakainis!

The only way I could know if he is serious is ask my mom. So I got my fone to text her, she had a message pala.

It says “tawag ka dito sa landline, andito si papa

Meaning to say, she is aware the issue and this must not be a joke!

Seryoso?! Susme, hihimatayin ata ako.


So totoo nga, he’s thinking of buying a car. Grabe na ito.Nakakastress syang bumili.


Kasi ayaw nya makipagmeet sa agents, parang nahihiya magcommit or maginquire-inquire tapos baka hindi naman daw bibili.

I told him na its their job to provide info, wag mahiya. Para din makapagcompare.


Ay naku, ayaw talga. As in pinilit ko pa sya na magtest drive man lang.
San naman kayo nakakita ng bibili ng kotse na hindi man lang nagpunta sa kahit na anong showroom!
Nakakastress pala pumili ng kulay ng kotse, lalo na kung iba-iba kami ng gusto… Silver or Bluish silver?
And the winner is….

Grabe, naiiyak ako sa tuwa. Im so happy that finally he did something for himself.
He wanted this for so long, pero hindi nya ginawa kasi kami yung iniisip nya.Im so proud of him.Sobrang saya ko talga (ofcourse because of the car din) pero mas lalo dahil dadi is happy.
Its manual transmission and there is no way again I could drive a car. Urgh!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

PaTrIcE is tUrniNg One!

Ang bilis ng panahon. Parang kailan lang kami excited to know if ate patty's baby is a girl or a boy.. ngayon..mag one year old na sya.

Pinapractice syang to blow the candles.
Oh my, I wont eat that cake, magiging puro laway nya.

Aheheh

Saturday, March 15, 2008

gOoD mOOd sI GLenN

There's this sneakers that Glenn has been bugging me about.
Its been six months since he last bought kicks. He has been a good boy, pinagbigyan ko na.

Here's his story.... Glenn's blog

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

wHO dOEsNT lIkE cHoCoLAtE dRiNK?

Since I was a kid, I love everything chocolatey. Lalo na ang chocolate drink. Magnolia Chocolait, Chuckie, Moo.

One reason I love staying at my inlaws house is this….

>>Overflowing freshmilk at wala akong kalaban sa humongous nesquick! Yeah baby, yeah!

Monday, March 10, 2008

SLeEpIng pAnGEt

Wasn’t feeling well Saturday night. I was sneezing heavily. When I woke up, still with bad cold. =(
Yun ngang Im feeling well, I’d sleep whenever I can. Eto pang pang im having a bad cold.

Sayang ang weekend! Wala kaming nagawa. Tingnan ninyo….

Tsk..tsk..Tsk..

Friday, March 7, 2008

EnOuGH iS EnOUGh

Youre soooo yabang!!!!
Bwiset!!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

mAs MaHIrAp TuRuAn aNg MatANda =)

I was surprised last night when my dad called me while he was booting up the computer.

Aba magcocomputer si papa!

Sabi ni dadi

Oy, turuan mo nga ako, paano kung gusto ko magtype dito.”

Start>>All programs>>Microsoft Office>>Microsoft Office word

My dad has been using the Manual typewritter at work. Imagine, ilang years na sya sa trabaho, doesn’t use the PC.

Siguro they are withdrawing the typewritters kaya no choice na sya, needs to study the PC

Sabi ko “Dadi, atleast in your last 5 years sa trabaho, makapagreport ka using the computer

You know how masungit he is. He would say “Eh teka, ang bilis bilis mo naman eh

So I would say the instructions slowly and minsan uulitin ko para lang mastress..he’d say “Eh OO nga

Ay naku, nangingiti ako turuan sya. We started with the very basic na pag center ng texts, paglaki ng font.

My mom and I had to go to my brother’s house so we left him for about 30 minutes doing this…

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Manila

Firearms Division

C E R T I F I C A T I O N

But he wants the Certification to be in this manner “C E R T I F I C A T I O N

Naku, ang hirap ituro nun. Medyo nagaadjust pa din kasi sya gumamit ng mouse kaya hirap sya mag block ng letters. Tapos dang labo pa ng mata na, hindi makita where the cursor is. Oh my oh my.

Tapos naiinis din sya kasi yung spacing is not as he would like it to. Eh syempre ayoko muna ituro yun, medyo complex na yun. Sabi ko, idiscuss ko muna sa kanya yung functions sa keyboard like Esc, Ctrl, Alt. Sabi nya “Eh teka, ito muna

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

DiD You kNow tHis bOut SpiDeR WeBS?

Spiderwebs.
I knew they were elastic fiber, its a strong fiber but i didnt know it was wwaaaayyyy too strong.


"Dragline silk is the fiber from which spiders make the scaffolding of their webs. It has been estimated by scientists to be at least five times as strong as steel, twice as elastic as nylon, waterproof and stretchable.
Dragline spider silk is actually stronger than Kevlar synthetic fiber- and Kevlar is several times stronger than steel"

-taken from Access Exellence


Eto pa daw...

It has been suggested that a pencil thick strand of silk could stop a Boeing 747 in flight.


AiR21...hmmp!

Glenn ordered an item from a fellow Niketalker(?) The package was shipped by his friend via Air21. ETA was Wed-Thursday. Friday..wala pa si package, so he called the call center. Sabi tatawagan nalang daw sya ng Air21 agent cause they were tracking where the item was kasi hindi daw na deliver dahil non-existent daw ang address namin. What the !@#$@$! Weve been using that address for years! Monday na wala parin. Glenn has to call again and again to check on its status. Glenn finally decided that he’ll just pick the item in a one of its drop off sites, para makuha na nya.

Hay, asar na asar ako..

I visited their website and sent them a love letter.

> Name : Jamie Jean Velacion

> Comment : Had two experience with Air21.

> In July 2007. The agent texted me to say "Ma'am, pakitawagan naman po ako

> sa cellfone, hindi ko po makita ang bahay ninyo" So i had to call your

> agent to give blow-by-blow information of our address. then next issue is

> just recently, where my husband wasnt able to receive the item kasi daw

> "non existent address"

> I wonder if you guys ever check with the barangay office to verify if it

> is a non existent address. Tapos sana for such case, inform nyo naman via

> call ang recepient or sender of the issue. Hindi yung nakatengga lang

> somewhere yung item.

>

> Whew!

>

Medyo sarcastic na talga ako. Ay naku, sobrang asar na talga ako kasi, pasensya na.

Natuwa naman ako dahil meron namang nag apologize. Hindi ko talga inexpect na meron magrereply. Eh hello, yun ngang wala na pala silang balak ideliver yung item, hindi sila naginform. Imagine, if hindi nagfollow up si Glenn, wala na-its going to sit there forever.

Dear Ms. Velacion,

This is in response to your letter regarding the difficulties you have encountered with our delivery service particularly in our Cavite station.

Our single priority is customer satisfaction. Each employee is expected to assist our customers in a professional manner and to handle each and every package with utmost care. Hence, we are very concerned with your report that one of our employees has not handled your transaction the way you have expected. I assure you that this is not an acceptable example of the standards we expect our employees to maintain and the appropriate management has been alerted of the incident for necessary corrective action.

Please accept our sincere apology for this occurrence. We appreciate the effort you have taken to notify us of this incident and I hope your next encounter with Air21 will be more satisfactory.

Sincerely Yours,

Edwin R. Reyes

Air21 Customer Service Department

Monday, March 3, 2008

pICtUre..pIctURe!

Papatalo ba naman ako kay Glenn sa picture-picture??

Its so funny, lahat ng napicture-an ni Glenn. Gusto ko ako rin, and I would want to get the same or better results.

Dang tamad ko naman mag aral. Ewan ko ba sa sarili ko, I always don’t want to read the manual. Kalikutin ko nalang ng kalikutin. Tapos tanong ko nalang ke Glenn. Naiinis na ako nung ginagamit ko sya, tinext ko pa si Glenn.. "Bakit hindi ko makita yung pinipicture-an ko sa monitor?! Ayoko ng nakatingin pa sa viewfinder"

Yun naman pala, that’s how it really works. You’ve got to use the viewfinder when taking photos. Urgh!

Take a look..not bad diba?

Okay, I must admit. Ito lang ang maayos na picture na nakuha. Its not easy using it, you’ve got to study to use it.
Check out Glenn's blog for some more photos sa pinagkakaaligagaan naming magasawa.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

wHaT iVe BeeN UP tO

We spent the weekend at my inlaws.
It was a fine Sunday.

Saturday palang, naplano ko na that I’ll cook tinola. Its going to be a challenge kasi mami wouldn’t be there to help repair.

My oh my, Trisha Josen and Jon jon are in da haus. Hmm, makain kaya nila?

Si glenn ang inutusan ko bumili ng bigas, ng tinapay, all the stuff I need. =)

Ayun, cook tinola as I initially did.
Pero Glenn says not to put any Knorr Chicken cubes.
Seriously?!
Hindi pwede! Hindi ko alam kung maglalasang tinola ito.

Oh well, sige, testing lang.

Gosh, im such a bad cook.
Buti trisha was there, she repaired the walang-lasa na tinola.
My score for the tinola: FAILED daw sabi ni Glenn.

Though the others say its OK naman daw.

Oh well, Glenn’s judgment is what matters.
Oki, ill try and try until I get my pride back. Hahaha!

mAhAL tALga mAg-ArAL nGayoN

Every morning at breakfast, magmumuni-muni kami ni mami.

We have always been grateful for whatever we are experiencing in life now.

Sabi nya.. “Jie, ang mahal na pala sa Mapua ngayon. Kung wala kang educational plan, hindi ka makakatapos dun

The next term after I graduated, nagconvert na sila into quarter term (how do you even call it? Sanay kasi ako sa 1st sem, 2nd sem lang. Mali naman yung 3rd sem and 4th sem diba, SEM nga eh)

I checked the website for the rates.. Dang! 30K per quarter. 120K per year for Tuition fee!

Whew! Eh daily allowance ko pa. Say Php130-150/day. Ang mahal magaral ngayon!

If I get hired with a basic salary 12K/month (halimbawa lang) after graduation.

Its not even breakeven with the Tuition fee.

Kasi 12K less 21% tax,less Pagibig, less SSS, less philhealth.

Tsk..tsk..

I didn’t even think about this stuff nung nagaaral pa ako.

I just know na I think I need how many sets of jeans kasi wala kaming uniform sa school!

Bad!