Friday Fill Ins #125

ffi we go!

1. Moving forward.

2. Totally free.

3. My best quality is loyalty.

4. Keen to details.

5. In nearly 10 years, I've been living on my own,  independent of my family.

6. Vacation is what I need right now!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to attending the networking seminar, tomorrow my plans include JV and Sunday, I want to laze around and read a book!

My Favorite Sad Songs

Thinking Of You - Katy Perry
Comparisons are easily done
Once you’ve had a taste of perfection
Like an apple hanging from a tree
I picked the ripest one
I still got the seed
You said move on
Where do I go
I guess second best
Is all I will know
Cause when I’m with him
I am thinking of you
Thinking of you
What you would do if
You were the one
Who was spending the night
Oh I wish that I
Was looking into your eyes
You’re like an Indian summer
In the middle of winter
Like a hard candy
With a surprise center
How do I get better
Once I’ve had the best
You said there’s
Tons of fish in the water
So the waters I will test
He kissed my lips
I taste your mouth
He pulled me in
I was disgusted with myself
Cause when I’m with him
I am thinking of you
Thinking of you
What you would do if
You were the one
Who was spending the night
Oh I wish that I
Was looking into…
You’re the best
And yes I do regret
How I could let myself
Let you go
Now the lesson’s learned
I touched it I was burned
Oh I think you should know
Cause when I’m with him
I am thinking of you
Thinking of you
What you would do if
You were the one
Who was spending the night
Oh I wish that I
Was looking into your eyes
Looking into your eyes
Looking into your eyes
Oh won’t you walk through
And bust in the door
And take me away
Oh no more mistakes
Cause in your eyes I’d like to stay…

She put him out like the burnin’ end of a midnight cigarette
She broke his heart he spent his whole life tryin’ to forget
We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
Until the night
1st Chorus

He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away her memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
We found him with his face down in the pillow
With a note that said I’ll love her till I die
And when we buried him beneath the willow
The angels sang a whiskey lullaby
(Sing lullaby)
The rumors flew but nobody know how much she blamed herself
For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath
She finally drank her pain away a little at a time
But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind
Until the night
2nd Chorus

She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away his memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength she had to get up off her knees
We found her with her face down in the pillow
Clinging to his picture for dear life
We laid her next to him beneath the willow
While the angels sang a whiskey lullaby
(Sing lullaby)

Thursday Thunks

Welcome to the May 14th version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!

We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want. Write about it on your blog... simple as that. Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!
Please only leave a link if you have written a Thursday Thunks post. Please mention us in your post, and link back to the blog here.
Don't forget to go visit the other participants' blogs. Read and comment about all their Thursday Thunks! Thats what all this is about afterall, isn't it? We'll have so much fun and become lifelong friends....

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you byKimber, taken over by Berleen, the color carrot orange and the number 94.
1. You are at the store when suddenly 2 men walk in with guns androb the place. Are you the hero, quiet & follow the rules type, or try to make a run for it? Depends on how near is the door...
2. Do you like Twizzlers? As long as it's chocolate flavored!!! ;)
3. Are you a YouTube watcher? Yes,sometimes but not really a fan. Though once in a while, I would ***tongue-in-cheek***   tag search my friends' name for sex vids (***wink, you'll never know....)

4. When a auto glass store calls you and asks if you have a chip or crack in your windshield, what do you tell them? "Why would you want to know?"

5. What is the age difference between you and your father?
That would be 33.

6. Have you ever tried to find the end of a rainbow?
Do you believe in Santa Claus?

7. Camping - recreational vehicle or tent?

8. Have you ever had to call 9-1-1?

9. Who is your favorite blog in the Thursday Thunk bloggers to visit? I love 
Bud Weiser !

10. How long do you think you could live locked in your house on the food that you have on hand right now?
One day?

11. Pepper - shaker or grinder?
A shaker ( more homey)

12. What state (or country if you are not in the US) is 2 states west of you? That would be Cambodia and Thailand.

13. What color do you believe you look best in?
I like black, red, and ,orange.

and once again... next week is Thursday Thunkers Questions... so....

14. What is your question submission for next week?
Are you a boxing fan? Do you think there will be a rematch of the Hatton-Pacquiao fight?

Don't forget to go visit your other Thursday Thunkers & comment on their blog post!

The Greatest Advice

I was EC dropping today and I found this over at  Daily Dose Of Everything and I thought of reposting it here!

Don't date because you are desperate.
Don't marry because you are miserable.
Don't have kids because you think your genes are superior.
Don't philander because you think you are irresistible.

Don't associate with people you can't trust.
Don't cheat. Don't lie. Don't pretend.
Don't dictate because you are smarter.
Don't demand because you are stronger.
Don't sleep around because you think you are old enough & know better.
Don't hurt your kids because loving them is harder.
Don't sell yourself, your family, or your ideals.
Don't stagnate!
Don't regress.
Don't live in the past. Time can't bring anything or anyone back.
Don't put your life on hold for possibly Mr. Right.
Don't throw your life away on absolutely Mr. Wrong because your biological clock is ticking.
Learn a new skill.
Find a new friend.
Start a new career.
Sometimes, there is no race to be won, only a price to be paid for some of life's more hasty decisions.

To terminate your loneliness, reach out to the homeless.
To feed your nurturing instincts, care for the needy.
To fulfill your parenting fantasies, get a puppy.
Don't bring another life into this world for all the wrong reasons.
To make yourself happy, pursue your passions & be the best of what you can be.
Simplify your life. Take away the clutter.
Get rid of destructive elements: abusive friends, nasty habits, and dangerous liaisons.
Don't abandon your responsibilities but don't overdose on duty.
Don't live life recklessly without thought and feeling for your family.
Be true to yourself.
Don't commit when you are not ready.
Don't keep others waiting needlessly.
Go on that trip. Don't postpone it.
Say those words. Don't let the moment pass.
Do what you have to, even at society's scorn.
Write poetry.
Love Deeply.
Walk barefoot.
Dance with wild abandon.
Cry at the movies.
Take care of yourself. Don't wait for someone to take care of you.
You light up your life.
You drive yourself to your destination.
No one completes you - except YOU.
It isn't true that life does not get easier with age.
It only gets more challenging.
Don't be afraid. Don't lose your capacity to love.
Pursue your passions.
Live your dreams.
Don't lose faith in God.
Don't grow old. Just grow YOU!

And I think I need to work on these three items I have highlighted and have to always keep in mind. 

Mother's Day

That's my mom, who will be 62 on the 15th of this Month. She was not so energetic as she used to be with hypertension and diabetes bothering her.

Tomorrow will be Mother's Day (May 10) so I thought writing about her here. We never really got along well because when she wants one thing, I would want something else.

She wants control, I want freedom. She fusses over us so much I felt so stifled. I would want space when he would always want togetherness, closeness that it was almost an invasion of me.

Though we both hurt each other at some points in our lives, I love her just the same and I promise to take care of her.

happy mother's day, Ma!

Saturday 9: With a Little Help From My Friends

1. How many of your friendships have lasted more than ten years? Well, I have Frankie, CatCat, Cathy, and Bing.

2. Which of your current friends do you feel will still be important to you ten years from now? Frankie

3. It's Friday evening and you're planning your weekend. What's on your agenda? I'm going to see my friend Iya who is coming from Malaysia tonight.

4. What was the most recent movie to scare you or give you the creeps? I'm more of action/spy-thriller movie fan, but the last movie that I saw that gave me the creeps was "The Red Dragon" and "Amistad"

5. Finally, the new cast and movie of Star Trek are out. Excited or indifferent? I love Startrek movies! I just don't know if I'm going tto enjoy it this time.

6. Do you have any nervous habits? Sometimes I tap my foot.
7. Do you swear in general? Yes. wtf? ;)

8. Do you swear on your blog? Not yet. And I will try no to.

9. Does it bother you when you read a post with curse words? No.

Friday Fill Ins #123

#123 we go!

1. Apples are to oranges as sushi is to spaghetti.

2. Follow your heart and go where your feet leads you  and that's all I have to say about that.

3. I think I hear my alarm clock snoozing in the background.

4. RED flag.

5. Do what you want to do, but don't come home crying.

6. He came running and behind him was a Radio Flyer wagon; in the wagon was a bucket filled with apple cider.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to visiting my mom again and hope she's feeling better, tomorrow my plans include belated birthday bash and Sunday, I want to meet my friend Iya who will be coming from Malaysia Sat night and join their family reunion on Sun!

Skywatch #43 ~ Church and Sky

This picture is courtesy of my dear friend Ave taken of a church when they went on a roadtrip to Northern Luzon sometime in late 2008.

Come see so many beautiful skies here, or you can share yours, too!

If I Were..

If I Were..

Got this tag from Lilet.

If I were a month I would be:May, when the rain starts to come after the long, monotonous summer.

If I were a day of the week I would be: Friday
If I were a time of day I would be: 9pm
If I were a planet I would be: Earth
If I were an animal I would be:  WOLF 

If I were a direction I would be: EAST
If I were a piece of furniture I would be:  BED
If I were a historical figure I would be:  Alexander the Great
If I were a liquid I would be:  a good wine, to intensify your palate but slightly intoxicates you.

If I were a tree I would be: a SYCAMORE 

If I were a flower/plant I would be:   a ROSE 

If I were a kind of weather I would be:  Indian SUMMER 

If I were a musical instrument I would be: an ACOUSTIC GUITAR
If I were an emotion I would be:  Empathy
If I were a color I would be: RED
If I were a vegetable I would be: Tomato

If I were a sound I would be:  water 

If I were an element I would be:  Nitrogen, unobtrusive but always present...
If I were a car I would be:  Porche 

If I were a song I would be:  I'll follow you into the Dark by Death Cab Cutie 

If I were a movie I would be directed by:  Steven Spielberg
If I were a book I would be written by:  Anne Rice
If I were a taste I would be:  tangy
If I were a food I would be:  CHOCOLATES

If I were a place I would be: SEASIDE
If I were a material I would be: soft cotton
If I were a word I would be: charm
If I were an object I would be: charm bracelet

If I were a body part I would be: eyes
If I were a facial expression I would be: smile
If I were a cartoon/game character I would be: 

Video Game Character Quiz
Video Game Character Quiz
If I were a shape I would be a: decagon, almost smooth but still with a lot of edges!
If I were a number I would be: 8

Why oh why, people? Watermelons, doorbells and stuffs.

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Why oh why, people? Watermelons, doorbells and stuffs.
Welcome to the May 7th version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen & Kimber via Skype, the color cranberry (is that a color?) and the number 1,999,784,926,901.
1. Why the heck did you come back this week to do this meme? This has become an addiction!
2. Ever whiten your teeth? No, not yet.
3. Do you drive the speed limit? I'd rather be in the passenger seat!
4. Did the dog eat your homework? No. But he has some of my other stuff . My shoes. Flipflops. My favorite Shakey's pepperoni pizza that I left for a mo on the table...
5. How many bites does it take to get to the center of a watermelon? Do we have to bite through the center? T'would be better to blend and make a smoothie!

6. Did you eat paint chips as a child? No. But I've eaten flowers... ;)

7. If someone rang your doorbell/knocked on your door at 1am, would you answer it? Maybe, if that someone calls out and I recognize his voice. Or I'll check him thru a peephole with a something hard to knock him out if ever he forces the door....

8. "Amazingly Smooth" makes you think of what? Ice Cream?

9. What was the last stupid thing someone said to you? (not counting this meme's questions). Can I borrow money? lol

10. Would you eat a stick of butter for $100? If it's unsalted... (the questions are really getting crazier ...)

11. Find the nearest fabric tab, not counting your clothing you are wearing. What does it say the object is made of and where was it made? Do I really need to? Wait...Let me check out my officemate's shirt. It says " cotton, polyester" and "made in China".

12. What is the strangest name you've ever heard someone name their child (or a person you met... however you want to answer it)?Uno. ( it means "one") and the kid has 6 siblings!

13. Why is some toilet paper really soft and others are really hard?I don't know. If it says "virgin pulp" then it is soft and costs much more than the hard ones. Maybe the hard ones are not so virgin...( excuse the pun)

Playing with words

Had fun playing with words at wordle !

10 Awesome Bands

I would have added more but I have to list only ten. **sigh** So here it is:
    1.Pearl Jam

    Pearl Jam 10 Deluxe


    3.Cold Play

    4. Dave Matthews Band

    5.Guns n Roses

    6. Nirvana

    7. U2

    8. Radiohead

    9. Led Zeppelin

    10. Bon Jovi

    to find out other peple's list, see here
    , or you can join and put up your list, too!

    coffee and cigarette on a rainy day # 2

    I had my coffee downstairs outside the lobby but the sky looked bleak today , I missed JV. Things aren't the same anymore.I wondered if I should have done more to make him stay, but well, he's gone now so I might as well accept it.

    I've been trying to write about what I'm feeling this past few weeks but I can't seem to let it out. I feel so alone. Of course, I have my God, my family, and friends. But there's something's missing, and I don't know what.




    Is LIFE passing me by?

    Grand Avenue

    Sometimes I have this feeling, too. As if I'm stuck to where I don't want to be anymore. Yeah, I know we have choices...but sometimes it's hard to choose between these choices. I think my pros and cons over and over, smoothing all edges, putting everything in a win-win situation but sometimes it becomes stale, too late now, the moment already gone. I wish for the spontaneity that I thought I once had but can't find in me anymore.

    Love is not always Pretty

    a few of my favorite things

    week of may3: a few of my favorite things...
    tell me your fav...

    1. person ~ My flatmate Anne
    2. movie

    The Lord of the Ring Trilogy
    3. book

    The Vampire Chronicles
    4. pastime
    Lazing in the pool with a good book, or going out with friends
    5. season
    6. tv show


    "May Bukas Pa" [There's Still (Hope for) Tomorrow]
    7. color
    8. item of clothing
    9. childhood memory

    Playing with my cousins in the province across the fields with our kites and running goofing around...
    10. food