sayang na pagkakataon

20 September 2008

Run for Peace!

sayang! andyan din sana ako. masyado lang syang maaga kaya hindi na ako nagpumilit pang sumama.

buti na lang nakasama ang aking asawa kaya masaya na rin ako.


wordless wednesday: cute puppies!

find more wordless wednesday entries here.


photo source: forwarded e-mail

just killing the boredom!

a tag i stole from caryn just to kill my boredom here.

Name: blue rose
Birth date: 13 September
Birthplace: Sorsogon
Current Location: Quezon City
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Righty or Lefty: Right-handed but write text messages via left hand faster

Your heritage: Filipino; my mama is from Leyte and my papa is from Sorsogon
The shoes you wore today: just wearing my old black sandal
Your weakness: chocolates; sad stories
Your fears: cockroaches, worms, bugs, etc.
Your perfect pizza: hawaian pizza from Greenwich or newyork’s best from yellow cab
Goal you’d like to achieve: get my professional license before it’s too late

Your most overused phrase on IM: hehehehe
Your first waking thoughts: go. Need to finish everything ASAP! I need to be at the office before 8:00 o’clock!
Your best physical feature: ear
Something you miss doing: traveling, going to beach

Pepsi or Coke: Coke! Regular!
McDonald’s or Burger King: Mcdo!
Single or group dates: Single!
Adidas or Nike: Adidas but if somebody give me nike then that’s very much appreciated.
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Nestea!
Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate of course!
Cappuccino or coffee: Just Coffee here please!

A famous person, dead or alive, that you would interview: KC Concepcion
Movie you can watch and say the lines along with the actors: I am not a movie fanatic here.
Name two of your passions in life: cooking, playing games
Least favorite time of day: noon time. Kakaantok!

Hairspray or gel: gel.
Your favorite meal: Filipino dishes only please. I miss crispy pata from congo grill, sisig from trellis, crispy tawalis from tagaytay and bulalo from batangas. Ano ba yan! Kakagutom naman ito!
Color you see when you close your eyes: sometimes red but most of the time black
Listen to classical music: sometimes but it keep me feel so sleepy. And I rather be into disco music.
Ever said LOL in real life without thinking about it: nope!

- END -

Just quoting caryn of sari-saring kulay here: “Not tagging anyone in particular, but anyone who wants to do it can.”

my own little space

How’s my working area look like?

As my promise, here is the latest picture. Taken this morning just before I start working so that everything still in place. From left to right, my tumbler(partly taken); paper glue; a box where I put my pens, scissor, clips, paper fastener and other little things; a wind chime still in a case; a flower vase less the flower; picture of a virgin mary (posted above); a bible; a mobile phone holder where I placed the rosary; my baby picture; a lucky kitty figurine; Santa Claus (hanging above); candle holder; my folder where I placed loose documents; my computer monitor and a keyboard.

What do you think? Do I need to rearrange things in my desk or remove everything? But of course except the PC otherwise how will I work?


40 Tips for Better Living

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile - it is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. Buy a DVR, tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,'My purpose is to * * today.'

5. Live with the 3 E's --- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer.They provide us with daily fuel for ourbusy lives.

8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds and walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negativethoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of thecurriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed outcredit card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace your past so it won't spoil the present.

23. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:'In five years, will this matter?'

26. Forgive everyone for everything.

27. What other people think if you is none of your business.

28. God heals almost everything.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.Your friends will. Stay in touch.

31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

33. The best is yet to come.

34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

35. Do the next right thing.36. Call your family often.

37. Each night before you go to bed complete the followingstatements: 'I am thankful for * *. Today I accomplished * *.

38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not a Disney World andyou certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have oneride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

40. Please Forward this to your friends.May your troubles be less, May your blessings be more, Maynothing but happiness come through your door!

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply,love generously, care deeply, and speak kindly...... Leave the rest to God."

source: an e-mail sent to me


recipe of my personality

sounds funny so i stole it from javaqueen.

The Recipe For blue rose

3 parts Energy

2 parts Naughtiness

1 part Talent

Splash of Tease

Shake vigorously

what's yours? go check it out!

flickr meme

1. Blue Rose, 2. Pansit Bihon, 3. The Arch, 4. __IR_Cachoeira__, 5. Bea Alonzo & John Loyd Cruz, 6. viva la coca cola..., 7. Acquarello, 8. Cappuccino Dream, 9. ..Precious Things.., 10. bless from above, 11. chirp, cheep-cheep ♫ peek a boo ~ i see you… and who wants to play frisbee? ♫♫ wildlife from singapore♫, 12. return to the memory

just snagged it from ms toni.

The concept:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste the html into your blog or Flickr stream. Or use the Mosaic Maker at fd’s Flickr Toys.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Looked up your flickr name and see what pops up.

I really enjoy doing this!


lots of happiness!

I am so happy and contented.

I am still dancing with so much joy in my heart.

Days before my birthday, my sister gave this to me:

A wrist watch

Then, my mother-in-law arrived last Saturday morning from the province to visit us.

My lovable hubby granted my wish.

He bought for me a new nokia camera phone as his birthday gift last Saturday afternoon. Thank you so much bhe. I love you! Mwuah!
Then last Monday, my immediate supervisor gave me this one:

Beautiful wind chime

I’ll use this when we transfer to our new home next year.
Another officemate, Ate B, surprised me with this:

Flower base or a tea pot? I don’t know, but I love it!

Also, a lot of people greeted me -- personally, texted me, sent an e-mail to me, and posted some comments on my friendster account as well as on my blog post.

Guys, thank you so much!

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought,
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~G.K. Chesterton~
How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
~George Elliston~
I would thank you from the bottom of my heart,
but for you my heart has no bottom.
~Author Unknown~

santa claus is watching me!

Christmas is just 3 months away. And I just found out that Santa Claus is now keeping an eye to me.

He is watching me as I am working here at the office. He will accompany me until New Year!


a million thanks for my birthday!

Dear God,

Today is my birthday!

Years were gone so fast. Everything seems to be just yesterday. But the reality is, I am now celebrating my 30th birthday.

This only means that I need to close one chapter of my life which is my youthful stage but need to open another chapter for adulthood. I have to face a more mature self by now.

I have so many things to say to you, to confide to you and to ask from you.

But since today is my birthday, I just want to take the opportunity to thank you for all the blessings that you showered upon me for the past 29 years.

Thank you for allowing me to see and enjoy the beauty of life.

Thank you for giving me a loving, thoughtful, understanding and very kind husband.

Thank you for intrusting to me such an adorable daughter.

Thank you for giving me a very responsible father.

Thank you for giving me my mother.

Thank you for giving me very supportive siblings.

Thank you for my Godparents who showered me with so much love and care.

Thank you for my in-laws who treated me well.

Thank you for my neighbors who shows some care for me.

Thank you for all my friends who are always ready to help me through ups and downs.

Thank you for my blogger friends who never fail to cheer up my day by leaving comments at my post.

Thank you for all the trials that molded me into a very strong woman.

Thank you for all the happy memories that I can be share with my child or children and grandchildren/s.

Thank you for my job.

Thank you for keeping me strong.

Thank you for all the property that we have right now.

Thank you for the food.

And thank you so much for some more blessings that I forgot to mention here. There are just so many blessings that you have been given to me.

I love you! I trust in you!

Your faithful believer,

Blue rose

(image credit)


3rd anniversary

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love,
trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.
The order varies for any given year.
~Paul Sweeney~
Success in marriage does not come
merely through finding the right mate,
but through being the right mate.
~Barnett R. Brickner~
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966~
Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
~James C. Dobson~
Today, we’ve been together as husband and wife for three years.

Three years ................

♥♥♥ that made me happy and complete as a woman
♥♥♥ that remind me how blessed I am to have you as my other half
♥♥♥ that was full of both happy and sad memories
♥♥♥ that we surpassed together lots of trials
♥♥♥ that I learned a lot in life
♥♥♥ that I have to cherish for the rest of my life

Thank you so much for loving me. I love you bhe.



birthday wishes

Eight days more to go and I will be celebrating my 30th birthday.

Celebrating my birthday means adding another year to my age. But instead of worrying about getting one year older, I will consider it as a day to thank the Lord for all the blessing that I have received for the past years and just keep myself ready to face the new chapter in my life.

A very supportive family, a very loving & caring husband and an adorable daughter have been the greatest blessings in my life.

On my upcoming birthday, aside from good health and long life for me and for all my loveones, I still have some material things that I wish to have.

Today, I just want to list down some of my birthday wishes. Who knows a genie in a bottle may happen to read my wishes and grant these to me.

So here comes my wish list:

1. A nokia camera phone: Nokia 6300 or Nokia 5310

2. New wallet to replace my old one

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3. New clothes to wear

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4. new pair of shoes

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5. an ipod

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There are still so many wishes that I want to have in life but for now I’ll just limit it into five so that the genie will not get tired and grant these to me soon. harharhar


bulleted updates

Hello there my fellow bloggers. I was just quiet for the past few days. I just felt not having an urge to write and update my blog. Lot of things pre-occupied my mind.

But for today let me share to you some bulleted updates:

♣ I received compliments for the past few weeks that I am now going back into shape. And I am happy about it. Losing some pounds and inches for my waistline made me feel a little bit lighter. Somebody asked me what I had done. I replied naughtily. You do not have to spend lots of money to loss weight. You only have to hire a nanny/maid who will still let you do all the household chores and will let you worry on lot of things. Have a baby who will wake you up at the middle of the night and let you carry him/her to let him/her get back to sleep. And have a husband who stays until midnight or early in the morning on the road that will let you worry a lot about his safety. Har har har….. I’m just kidding here but that was all the reasons why I loss some weight.

♣ I signed the notice of approval for my housing loan last Tuesday. I just need to wait for 90 days more before it will be release. That means I can have it just before Christmas. Yepeeeeeyyyyyy… Nice Christmas gift for us.

♣ I am now happy with my working area. Sooner or later I’ll take picture of it and share it with you. Finally I now have my own defined space at the office. Though our office seems to look like a call center with the current set-up but that’s ok. Things looks more organize now.

♣ I was a little bit guilty and sad. Last night I went home late because I had to do some personal errands. And K.A. went to bed so early. For the first time I was not able to play with K.A. before she went to bed and I missed that so much. We used to have some quality time playing, hugging and kissing as I arrived home from work.

Ok, that’s all for this morning. I need to do some office works to meet my deadlines. See you all later.

Have a nice day everyone!

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