Friday, December 26, 2008
Oh so the simple Christmas Midnight Dinner is over and all of us were full. I haven't got the time to post a picture of what we had due to some error on my cam. Luckily I was able to load all the pictures after a day of trying :D
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Wealthy New Year to all of us. :D
Let your heart be light
From now on our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Make the Yule-tide gay
From now on our troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together, if the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bought
And have yourself a Merry Little Christmas now
And have yourself a Merry Little Christmas now.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I thought my years of being alone will strengthens my feelings of being independent.. by myself, away from the wings of my family... specially my parents..well, I'm wrong again.
-very deep sigh-
I'm now chanting one of my favorite Hangad Song included on their "Pasko Naming Hangad" album.
Lord, let Your servant go in peace
For Your Word has been fulfilled.
A Child shall be born to the Virgin,
And His Name shall be called, "Emmanuel."
My own eyes have seen Your salvation
Which You have prepared for all men.
A Light shall reveal to the nations
And the glory of Your people, Israel.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Some of my colleagues are counting some important days(as they say). From Christmas to New Year to Salary Day. Yes! Salary Day! Funny, but now I agreed with them.. Salary Day is one of the important day these coming holiday week :D.
It's 2 days before Christmas but still most of us here can't feel the touch of the Yuletide Celebration. Well, because for the main reason that we are in a Muslim country. It's just a good thing that they are one of those open countries which give other people to celebrate their religion's festivities freely.
So as a tradition, We plan to have a simple Noche Buena with some of my friends. And I volunteered to prepare some foods for the gathering. I have some foods I like to prepare for the occasion but I'm not really confident to give them a taste of my personal experiments. Hopefully since most of them are foods vacuums, they didn't care what will be the taste of all the viands I have in mind.
I'm planning to make a honey grilled boneless chicken breast which is simple and easy to prepare since the ingredients are easy to be found at any supermarket. A red potato salad which I will cook for the first time and spicy chicken cooked in coconut milk(which I found interesting prepared by my Indonesian friend when we have a get-together in her place).
I only have 4 hours to prepare these foods since we agreed to attend a night mass on 24th. The Church activity will start at 10pm with a Chorale singing some Christmas songs, an information from the resident priest last Sunday. I'm not sure if they are the same group who sang on Christmas eve last two years ago (they didn't held the same activity last year), but as I can remember, they sang really good. I saw lots of peeps wiping their tears (I'm one of them). It's a different feeling I had back then because that is my first year being away on my family, away to celebrate a family occasion like Christmas :(.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
After the long silence.... atlas here I am again!
So for what I read from some blogs before, not updating your own personal journal is a great crime now... hahaha hilarious. This is a repetitive excuse actually.. but sorry I'm really busy.
Since my country will be having an almost 2 weeks holiday because of Yuletide season, we must need to finish all of the transaction before next week. That's the reason why I lost and hop into a different world. Now I'm back to reality.. if this is what it is.
And oh, Im done reading the forth and last book of Stephenie Meyer. After one week of being stagnant to the last book, I finally finished it last night. Wahhh.. I thought before that it will take me 1 whole week reading all her four books since it only took me maximum of 2 and half day to finish her 1st and second novel. I actually lost the momentum and urge to finish the last book quickly because I somewhat feel bore on the last one. I don't know, I really don't feel my self connected on the story. But I love the latter part of her last novel. Really.. Still it's a happy ending... not with the Volturi's side atleast.... hahahaha.
Now I tried to collect all her books including her first novel (The Host). Unfortunately after the new fad strike, all her books was out of stock to 3 major bookstore here in my adopted country. Tsk tsk!
Everyone are sooooo crazzzyyyyy!!!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
So last Tuesday was my official day of being a member of the MMU Taekwondo Club. The thought of being one of them for the first time excites me very much that I arrived at the place 15 minutes earlier that the normal schedule.
Of course that would be a positive act but it turns out that gesture of being the earliest bird is a bad idea, well for me. Since I haven't met them yet, I don't know who to approach among the bunch of students at FCM Atrium which gave me some negative thought and feelings.
Then, I almost lost my patience and decided to head home when my instinct advice me to stay for another minute just to make sure my time wouldn't be wasted. And finally I saw them!
I met Melvin (Melvin or Malvin - I'm not so sure :D) which who stand as the assistance instructor. He is very friendly and accommodating to all of my inquiries. I'm hesitant at first when he invited me to join the session right away but then I realized that is the reason why I am there.
Stretching and jogging was the first things he ask on six of us who are present that day. It is just good to know that I'm not the only rookie present on that training which lessen my nerves. I thought that the first two task wasn't be a problem to me since I always, well no often now, do stretching. I would say that it makes me sweat a lot.
Then suddenly I haven't notice that our instructor, Lawrence, already joins us on our training who teach us the following:
Basic punching (1 count, 1-2 count and 1-3 count) Front Kicking and Side Kicking
Then the rest is a good and unforgettable experience...
Monday, December 1, 2008
Im soo bad in reviewing any story, novel, books and even movies and I don't know if this thing will kick my first attempt. Anyway, all I can say is that I really love reading it. The story is a Cinderella-suspense story which give a lot of chill. I don't know how other found the novel but I think I am one of the late readers of the story.
The author already done 4 books for this love story and I think she still keeps on making more. If you are familiar with Stephenie Meyer, I bet you know what I'm pointing out.
Friday, November 7, 2008
After 10 years, I finally saw the movie... I been wishing to see this film since I missed it when it was first shown.
Late bloomer nga yata talaga ako... biruin mo 10 years.. 10 long years!
That was in my childhood days when I have been hearing about this musical play together with Miss Saigon. Because of their songs, It opens my passion in music. I am really proud then hearing that lots of my countrymen was included in the production of these two great play. Though audition of Miss saigon was done some years ago (20 years din ata) that was 1988 or 1989 the information just reach me through television.. (thanks for my crankiness my mom let me watch it).
Okay, back to Les Miserables. The Movie is a hearth-wrenching for me... Fantine and Valjean really made me cry. Though the story don't have the depth that anyone can't understand, I found it common. But I would say one of the good movie that I have watched.
I just hoping that someday, in the right time, I can watch the stage play of this one.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Now I have to deal on having a healthy diet. I have to plan on what I have to eat. I need to loose weights but need to gain my strength.
I still have to maintain my physical and mental fitness. Thanks to people who always ask me to join their badminton game.
(Basta! Nakakatakot magkasakit)
Monday, November 3, 2008
I tried to be a life coach to some of my friends who open their difficulties in life and I really try my best to cheer them up... give positive advice.
But now, I'm on the mids of a black-world.. a nowhere. I feel alone....
Friday, October 31, 2008
My body is aching and I got a head and face ache. I already tried drinking some medicine which my colleagues and family recommended but nothing happens :(. I am not used to drink medicine specially solid ones due to bad experience when I was a kid. I lost some of my hair due to excessive intake of my asthma pills.
Anyway, I am thinking if I will stay till afternoon at the office since I really feel bad. The only thing stops me is the fact that its the last day of the week. And I think its not advisable to waste my leave if I decided to went back.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I bet all terminals (buses, ferries and domestic airports) will be jammed by people hurried to go back to their respective places.. tsk tsk!
So there is, while my Country is not giving the opportunity to its people for a day off, other Country is now busy for their Halloween Party. They usually celebrate it a the night of October 31st. I think its very great doing your own scary lantern from a pumpkin. Thinking on some tricks for your "Threat-or-Tricks" and holding a huge Costume Party. It's just pitiful that I haven't experience all these things yet.
I remember when I was a grade schooler, I tried to cut and shaped my nanay's squash into a Jack-O-Lantern by following a guide from a magazine that I found in our Home. I mistakenly thought that squash and pumpkins are the same since they both round. I believed then that they only have different color and physical features because pumpkins are normally found in western country which I referred as "steytsayd". Anyway, I then found out that they are different in texture since pumpkin is much thinner that squash which made the first easy to cut and design. So, I end up slicing the squash for our next viand.
Since then, making a Jack-O-Lantern became one of my greatest master piece frustrations.
Monday, October 27, 2008
"Deepavali, or Divali is a major Indian festival, and a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. Many legends are associated with Diwali. Today it is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs across the globe as the "Festival of Lights," where the lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being. The festival is also celebrated by Buddhists of Nepal, particularly the Newar Buddhists.
In many parts of India, it is the homecoming of King Rama of Ayodhya after a 14-year exile in the forest. The people of Ayodhya (the capital of his kingdom) welcomed Rama by lighting rows (avali) of lamps (deepa), thus its name, Deepavali. This word, in due course, became Diwali in Hindi. But, in South Indian languages, the word did not undergo any change, and hence the festival is called Deepavali in southern India. Southern India marks it as the day Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.
Diwali is celebrated on the first day of the lunar Kartika month, which comes in the month of October or November.
In Jainism it marks the nirvana of Lord Mahavira, which occurred on October 15, 527 BCE. The Sikhs celebrate Diwali for a different reason; on this day, the Sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji, was freed from imprisonment along with 52 Hindu Kings (political prisoners) whom he had arranged to be released as well. After his release he went to Darbar Sahib (golden temple) in the holy city of Amritsar. There, he was greeted by Sikhs and many other people. In happiness they lit candles and diyas to greet the Guru. In India, Diwali is now considered to be a national festival, and the aesthetic aspect of the festival is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith."
So it's another Holiday for my adapted country. We are the only one working today. Hayyyz. Actually I'm looking forward to have another Holiday from my country before All Saints and All Souls day arrive. But I think the government will not give us a day rest. Pity :(
Friday, October 24, 2008
It is good that no one complains that they got tetanus from that practice.
If only life is as simple as treating like what my late lolo does. Maybe (just maybe) some major problems in our society can be treated instantly. Instant magic :D
[Sumakit kasi bigla ipin ko kaya ko cya naisip... miss you lolo. I know you're already in heaven with lola. Please always ask papa Jesus to continue in protecting us...]
I have lots of free time today. I haven't received any calls for almost 2 hours.. yay!
Just to keep myself busy, I decided to scroll and view all pictures I have taken from my vacation using my new Kodak m83 digital camera which I bought a month ago.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I'm still having jet-lag from my flight last Sunday. Our flight was been delayed due to heavy storm from the country where they departed. The 2 hours delay would be my first from this airlines for 3 years.
Reached my place at 1230h Monday morning gave me a headache. I wasn't able to sleep due to tiredness.
At the office, I wasn't able to surf the internet and update my blog due to overflowing emails on my notes that I need to be read and delete, and I spent my days working on it.
Anyway I have to put all things on place before having a good rest while at my workplace.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Basta balik nalng ulit ako sa blog world after I return. :D
Friday, September 19, 2008
There is, a proud person who act as if he own and feed me destroy my morning. I don't really know why I am not yet used to talked to this kind of people in my 6 years on customer assistance. Maybe because I prepared my self to get more problem talking to the external and not to an internal client. Wahhhh.. this is one reason why people in my field looks older than our age.
Now I know the root cause of hypertension and headache!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I don't have time for things that I usually do on my idle time.. Like browsing on net, viewing my friendster account, chatting and or reading articles. This is caused of too much concern about everything inside the workplace. Wahhh!!!! This must be stop!
We are planning to have a whole body massage this weekend with my girl-friend(kaibigang babae) to distress. Atleast I have something to look forward to.
Friday, September 12, 2008
September 11 is an unforgettable date of the year. Not just me but all people around the globe.. specially the U.S.
Who will forget the picture of the two highest tower in the world brought down by planes hijacked by sour people? Well not by me. It is still clear on my mind what happen on this same day. All eyes are on the live news. I just arrived from my University around 11pm since my first schedule in my early tertiary days are mostly at night. My country is ahead of 12hours against U.S. so I am not expecting to saw shocking news before my bedtime.
The next morning all people are talking about one subject... The Twin Towers falls down. They are not grieving about the building... they are grieving about the casualties. Brave people offer their help to recover what are left at the site... I can't recall the total of dead people flashed on the headlines of major news paper. This only reminds me of one reason... War.
Now, people are still grieving about the incidents. Families of those who are not fortunate were still offering some prayers. Hopefully others do their part. I already done and will still doing mine....
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I think this was made for us to survive.. to be dependent on each other. One can't live without other.
"No man is an island"
This is definitely true. I, myself can attest that even how strong you are personally, you can't live without somebody around you. That is why we have to love other as we love our self. But still, there are people who are boastfully overwhelm of what they achieve, what they are and what they think of themselves who keeps on degrading other as if they don't have the right to be around them.
"Racism - Discrimination or prejudice based on race"
I think every one of us possesses this characteristics. Come on. I will not buy if you will say you don't! The worst thing to know is that people around you tend to pull you down. I know lots of people who do that, and the sadden part is they were belong in one place... born to the same norms and beliefs.
People in my country are not exemptions. I don't blame them to be one. But I also can't think of any reasons why we are. Is it because of envy? I don't know.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thanks to my friend who mocked me on YM.. it really changes my mood. I really like what she told me...
"Friends are siblings that GOD provided us"
Na touched ako sobra... Thanks Jho!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Just last week (late na naman) we had a tour in Zoo Negara with some of my colleagues. The five hours tour was great and unforgettable. I'm an animals lover by heart and I really cant hide my excitement when we reached the place.
Unlike the Zoo in my Country, Zoo Negara showcase different kind of animals found not only in this country but around the world (excluding those who live in cold countries... naman mamamatay cla :( ).
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
For years, I witnessed how my countrymen celebrate our self proclaim independence. Anyway, we just treated the day as a normal holiday for fun and family gatherings.. and not a special day for the country... now my view changes.
Okay enough for that :D
By the way, it's the last month of 3rd quarter. Month of 'ber' is now approaching. I am really excited to have more Holidays to celebrate. :D
Thursday, August 28, 2008
They gave me their weektime schedule and I think I can join them for both sched.
Tuesday 2000h to 2200h
Thursday 2000h to 2200h
I am so excited hehehehe :D
Friday, July 25, 2008
As I promise before, I will update what happen on my next meeting with Missai.
It didn't turn out to be as good as I planed it and I am totally disappointed. Missai told me the last time we met that they will be dismissed earlier on their training but it didnt happen. They still consumed the whole office hours and even extend for a couple of hours. I called her at 630pm after I finished all my backlogs for the day and found out that they are still at IBM plaza. I told her that I will be late since travelling from Cyberjaya to Kuala Lumpur takes about 1 to 1 and half hours.
Afraid of disappointing her, I took the express train which cost me a couple of bucks just to meet her on time. When I was already at KL Sentral, I called up to check where they were. I ate to Mcdonald when she told me that they haven't reach the train station where they will take to go to KLCC.
So after I ate, I decided to go first and bought some present from my friends in Philippines. I bought some chocolates, candies and tea which I promise to give to s'Ela who sent me a kilo of dried squid from Cebu! I window shop to my favorite stall to check if there are some interesting shoe which can fit me for casual gatherings and gimmicks when I notice that its almost 930pm and I havent got any message from my friend. I call her and found out that they are already at the station ready to depart going to our meeting place. They told me that they will send me a text message once they arrived.
Waiting still, I decided to proceed to Parkson and fed my eyes with some expensive cloths there. After an hour I received and SMS from them asking where I was because they already reached the place. Hurried and nearly pissed I went to the train station to check if they are waiting for me since thats the first set up I told them to do. To my dismay, I haven't found them on four corners of the station and learned that they are already outside the KLCC near the fountain where lots of peoples stayed to take some pictures.
I met them outside the building with two other guys who I don't care who are(bad). After taking some picture around the Twin Towers I ask all of them if they still want to shop at Chinatown to buy some tokens and gift for their friends. One of their friends suggest to take a bus which wasted our only little time to go to the place. Without telling any word I follow them and listened to all their stories about what happen on that day when where already at the bus.
Reaching our destination, we found some of the store people busy fixing their things to close. We then separated to look for some interesting things and met up after a few minutes. So exausted I told them that it is nearly for me to go back because I want to take the last train going back to Putrajaya/Cyberjaya station. After exchanging some thanks I go back while thinking how bad I had that evening :(.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We just had a dinner in Secret Recipe at One Utama near the hotel where she's staying since their training ends 1900h and there is no time for us to travel going to KLCC as our first plan anymore. I met her two co-trainee from Thailand and Indonesia which are both funny. They are not that good in communicating through Mother Language but they are all heart out in expressing whats on their minds which makes everything okay.
After a few conversations I found out that all three of them were all first timer in this country and they are all eager to hang around the city. I just told them to plan a visit to China Town to buy some cheap souvenir stuffs and of course at Twin Tower which complete their visit in the City.
Missai is always telling me that she had'nt got any decent meal since she arrived here and requesting to have a good dinner to me. That's why I recommend the place since I know the shop will answer her prayers. I'm right! She requested another order of rice after exchanging foods with me. She actually order Chicken Kebab which I boastfully recommend to her as good as the other. I order Chicken Cordon Blu as I always take whenever I eat on the shop. Its a course of deep fried rolled of chicken with ham and cheese seved with potato fries and salad as side dish.
After the meal I offered her to try some of the cakes which are far different from Philippines when her two friends told us that they will walk around the mall first. I would like to gave her White Chocolate Macademia but the waiter told me that it is already out of stock. I just ordered Chocolate Indulgence as take out since Missai told me she is very full. Funny is, she told me she will take a bite to taste how good the cake is... but didn't stop eating it until it was finished. I then offerred her to try two other more and bring it to her room.
We will meet again this coming Friday...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Past is past and I have to start again. Life must go on as they say. Actually I envy those people who gave most of their time for their web. Putting their thoughts and feelings into words. That's why I ask myself why I can't do what the can. Why I can't give 5 minutes of my time to update. I'm not a born writer but reading what you have done (through writing) in the future will give you diffrent feelings.. happines. I am a nostalgic type of person who wants to bring back the memories of the past and this will help to bring back those memories that my brain cant hold for long time.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Seeing you will mean your hawken josiah.
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Muttered josiah you know how he asked.