Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Good news for pro-bloggers...

PayPal launches local bank withdrawal in the Philippines. I have been waiting for this for a long time and finally here it is. I can now withdraw my PayPal funds directly in my local bank account and the best part is if you withdraw Php 7,000 or more it is FREE of charge and only a minimal fee of Php 50 when you withdraw lower than 7k. It is much better than transferring my PayPal funds to Union Bank’s Eon card because it charges $5 for every transaction. But I guess using eon has some benefits too like you don’t need a maintaining balance to keep it going and it only process 2-3 days. And if you don’t have a Visa credit card, you can use your Eon debit card to verify your account with PayPal. Now, if only I can have more time to post link assignments.

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11:39 AM | 1 comments

Back in college I used to drink a lot, I guess being an engineering student at that time in a university that are mostly guys I was pressured to do the things they do but I still try to be a responsible drinker and I never drink and drive. Nowadays, I only drink to socialize but I usually take wines now since my medicines don’t respond well with high alcoholic content, I don’t mind really because I like wine and I usually find out what’s new with wine in the market and constantly watching wine of the month clubs so that I can be updated all the time. Cheers!

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11:26 AM | 0 comments

I miss blogging so much and I miss you all my blogger friends but I have been so busy with the opening of my new business that I don’t really have much time to spent blogging. I can’t wait to finish all the paperwork so that I can balance my time again. My family owns a lot of business and I guess this is the reason why I want to start my own business and my folks are just more than willing to teach and guide me, they even laid out their succession plan so that I can have a clear vision of what I should be doing.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

It's Friday night, and my friends and I planned to catch a movie tonight. I arrived a little early since we're gonna watch at Glorietta 4 and my office is just along Ayala, my other friends will be coming from Kamuning and Ortigas, that's why they'll be arriving late. I don't mind waiting actually because it's rather convenient on my part and I want some moments alone with my thoughts. As I was sitting at Starbucks savoring my latte, I noticed that most people around me are either waiting for their girlfriends or their boyfriends and I smiled a little feeling a bit foolish and I can't remember exactly the last time I waited for a boy, in fact I can't remember the last time I had a movie date with a boy. And as I see their happy faces I can't help but feel envious a little and I wonder if I'll ever feel that feeling again, the feeling of belonging to someone, the feeling of happiness because of love. I know everyone has been telling me that in time he will come and my heart will be ready to love again but somehow I am getting impatient, I just don't think it will come anytime soon. I'm not even sure if my mr.Someone is actually existing...

I'm supposed to be extremely busy to be thinking about love and I just know that no matter how much I want it, no matter how desperately I yearn to fall in love again I can't because my heart is beating for someone already and even though I've told myself that I am not waiting for him, the truth is I am silently waiting for the time that is right for us and I have always believed that if love is meant to be then it will be.. In time.. Sometimes it breaks my heart to know that he is just within my grasp and yet there is no way that I can have him now. I can't even bring myself to see him because I might just fall apart.

I see my friend now walking towards me and I can feel my stomach growling for hunger and the pause of love thoughs are finally over and I can finally grab dinner and watch Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd. Happy TGIF!

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8:02 PM | 4 comments

It’s the start of the year and one of my college friend announced that she’s finally tying the knot this year. I’m not really sure if I’m going to be happy or what but I cannot say that I’m delighted that another single friend is leaving our getting smaller group and the pressure to get married seems to be so intense than ever. And to think I have so many things to think about right now. Yeah, you guess it right I am once again a bridesmaid and I am assigned to all the wedding flowers that are needed and apparently I need to do a video presentation too. Oh the sacrifices made of being a bridesmaid.

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10:49 AM | 2 comments

Do you need Start Up Financing? Well, I do. I’m starting out my own business next month, that’s the reason why I’m not blogging so much these days, I’m so busy preparing all that I need to do to open up my business in time. It’s tough and Start Up Financing is such a big help if you don’t have enough resources. Start Up Financing enables you to begin what you’ve always wanted to do.

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10:33 AM | 0 comments

I was watching CNN the other day and it’s just devastating how much damage we have done in our environment. Who would have thought we’ll buy clean water to drink now? And there’s just so much pollution in the air that you can’t simply just take a deep breath otherwise you’ll suffocate from all those smoke that’s coming out on factories and even our automobiles. And everywhere you can see all these garbage with plastics, etc. It makes me sad. Now, we’re wondering how come we are experiencing extreme global change right now? I read from somewhere the other day that Iraq experienced its first snowfall in its history and it’s difficult not to notice that there’s always something strange happening everywhere. At some point we should be thinking if we can still save what’s left of our ecosystem and if there’s still anything we can do to repair all the damages we’ve done. It’s a long shot but at least now, we are aware of the destruction and we are doing some ways to prevent a more catastrophic thing to happen in our mother nature.

In our own home, we are minimizing the use of plastics and we are trying to recycle everything that we can recycle so that we won’t just throw things away, we also support green products that are eco friendly, so that we can use 100% recycled materials. We are also trying to save energy and cutting down the use of unnecessary electricity. We are also conserving water, even though we have our own pump we try to spend less in water. I know that it’s probably insignificant that we are doing these things to somehow save the environment but it’s nice to know that in our own little way we can be a part of something important.

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10:08 AM | 0 comments
Saturday, January 12, 2008

Best Love Quotes
Best Love Quotes

Is love something that we really can't live without? Enlighten me please ...

Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart. I'm not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back. Because, the truth is there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love - well, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived.
~ Meet Joe Black

I don't know if I should be glad to have been able to love like crazy and fell head over heels for some guy at least one point in my life. I'm not sure now if I am still capable of such foolishness. But sometimes don't you just wish that you could not think about love and just listen to your heart, its a big risk, something that I'm not willing to take at this point. My fragile heart just couldn't take it anymore. I'm not giving up on love.. I'm actually looking forward to it and a few months ago I thought I had it, finally I am in love. But.... here I go again! I'm afraid I won't be able to keep this love again! Its sad and heartbreaking! What the hell is wrong with me? Why can't I stay in love? Why does my heart goes weary after a very short time? Is this another wrong guy? It can't be, he's almost perfect, he's everything that my heart wants and someone that I could really risk everything and be crazy once more then why am I not drooling anymore. Why does his text messages even his voice calls doesn't bring a smile to my face now? Why am I starting to feel unhappy again? My heart wants to scream there's awfully something terribly wrong with me and the worst thing is, I don't even know it. Do I just desperately wanted to be in love or maybe I'm just in love with the idea of being in love again?? I'm slowly going insane and desperately want to know why do I always fall out of love and why can't I stay in love? Help anyone??

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10:20 PM | 5 comments
Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I saw this from a friend's blog and I just find it really cool...
I can actually dance like this before. Well, I don't think I still have the moves so I guess I'll settle with this video, the only time you can watch me dance.
Have fun and give it a try.


4:36 PM | 3 comments
Monday, January 07, 2008

My college friends and I started to save about our 2010 European Trip, I know it’s a little early to be thinking about that but I always like to be prepared and we want to save a lot of money so that we can luxuriously treat ourselves with that holiday. We call it the European Fund and each and one of us is required to put some money in it and we’re thinking of ways to make money for our trip, sort of a fund raising campaign but this time it’s for a selfish cause. My other friend held a garage sale last Christmas and we pulled out some clothes that we don’t use anymore and we made a great deal of money.

We are already browsing the net to search for Paris hotels that will fit right on our budget. Those Paris Hôtels are really stunning and beautiful, I think it compliments how beautiful Paris is. I do speak and understand a little French, so I’m excited to be using it there too. My friends and I are really excited about this trip and we can hardly wait to go there but in the meantime, we’re going to satisfy ourselves in looking at the magnificent París Hoteles and the hope that one day we can find ourselves in of those Paris hotels.

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8:24 AM | 2 comments
Thursday, January 03, 2008

Thirteen Things That I Want To Do in 2008

1. Start my own business
2. Renovate and refurnished our home.

3. Spend one whole week in Boracay.

4. Dive again in Palawan.

5. Spend Chinese New Year with friends in Singapore.
6. Ride a helicopter.
7. Take that trip to Batanes (my first time)
8. Go back to do volunteer work for church.
9. Be more patient.
10. Start finalizing my book (hopefully, it gets published)
11. Write for a newspaper again.
12. Learn to forgive and forget.
13. Open my heart to love again.

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8:07 PM | 4 comments
Wednesday, January 02, 2008

I usually don't have a "merry" Christmas but my 2007 holiday was extremely wonderful. I feel so blessed. Materially, I've got everything that I want and more than I needed. God has been overflowing His blessings upon me and I am so thankful. Although, I wasn't able to walk for two days after Christmas because of my swelling feet, I only needed to rest and I'm as good as new. I was able to travel and bond with my family. I am so thankful for my grandmother, she celebrated her eighty-eight birthday last December 23 and she's stronger than ever. Our families may not be perfect, of course we have our flaws and in 2007, we lost a lot of our loved-ones from cancer and heart attack but still with God tremendous love we had overcome all that and we're still standing.

Many people said I'm looking good and they're happy because I don't look so sick and sad anymore. I usually feel emotional when a year ends and worried about the new year ahead but just like the year-end message at our church, 2007 is the year that was, forget all the pain and learn from it. It's time to look ahead and start moving forward. Our God is great and whatever happens, let us always keep our eyes focus on God and everything will turn out fine.

God bless us all!


4:10 PM | 5 comments

During the holiday break, we went to visit a relative who came back home after fifteen years living in the US. It was such a busy week, we travel along the metro, visiting some relatives that were living far from us and we also had a chance to dine out and of course, the endless shopping. They recently built a house here and I was truly amazed by my uncle’s living room it was fully equipped with Bose home theater with superb surround sounds and we really enjoyed our one whole day of just watching live concerts in DVD as well as the movies. I hope I can get one of that very soon.

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4:00 PM | 0 comments

I’m quite sure that most of us have gained weight after the holidays. Well, I can’t really blame you with all the parties and delicious food, you simply can’t resist it and many of us wanted to treat ourselves by eating some guilty pleasures that we don’t normally take. Now, that the holiday is over its time too loose those extra pounds and start dieting and exercising again. Treadmill and elliptical works best for me, I know I can’t really lose weight because of my steroid medication but exercising makes me feel healthy and well.

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3:55 PM | 1 comments

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful celebration in welcoming the New Year. After a long holiday break, it's time to go back to work and everything else but I really had a great time. It is always nice to spend the holidays with the people you love the most and the Yuletide season always bring our families together. There has been a lot of party, reunions and get-together it's exhausting at times and my illness kept me from doing some things that I would have done but nevertheless my holiday was truly a celebration worth remembering. Amidst all the gifts that I have received and the tremendous money I spent, the joy in knowing that I have everything that I need in my life is more than enough to be thankful and to be happy for.

Generally, I had a good 2007 and I'm hoping for a more delightful year ahead in 2008. Wishing each and everyone of you a


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