Thursday, May 8, 2008

the biggest animal

Today I learned something new.. Care to know? Okay, even if you don't I'll share anyway. Did you know that the blue whale- the biggest animal on earth has a tongue the size of an elephant?

My sister-in-law was watching 'Are you smarter than a fifth grader?' and this was one of the biggest questions.

Thanks to shows like that one, blue whales' tongues will always have an elephant attached in my mad imagination.
And if it weren't for the blue whale's elephant-sized tongue, my mind would be totally blank now..

This happens when I don't get enough sleep. Last night, after a greasy, self-indulgent dinner with close friends, insomnia crept in and not even a beer could help. So I decided to go back to my usual routine of having salad for dinner tonight. Nothing fancy, just some lettuce,
singkamas (our local turnip), carrots, apple and the best ingredient of them all- pork tocino! Kids and adults, please don't try this at home. I am no dietitian, I just experiment. Don't worry, you'll know if I'll survive or not.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

the peaceful nook

If you happened to pass by my place recently, I wouldn't be surprised if you stopped for a second, dumbfounded look. Our gate was adorned with huge graphics using colors that gave you an illusion that you took a wrong turn somewhere and wound up ending in a resort. Multi-colored flags by the fence made it even more apparent like icing on a cake.

There's a residential condominium being constructed beside our home and no, this is not ours. The only thing I'm grateful for, aside from the glorious resort-like facade, is the extra security.

No more weird-fellows-hopping-over-the-fence-from-next-door-with-a-guy-
carrying-a-bolo-chasing-him afternoon special and we no longer have to bust our horns and wait for hours for our 'gate engineers' to open the gate. I guess the developers got it right by calling the area 'a peaceful nook'. Our neighbors too, look in astonishment, as if those guards were hired officially just for us. So for those who thought of stalking or pulling a nasty prank on me in the crib, BEWARE.

The property has been given the name Wood Crest, although we only have some coconut trees and a few bamboo sightings in the area. Jokes aside, please do drop by for a visit to the
web page. You might know some people who'd love to relocate and become my first glimpse of a normal life.

Monday, May 5, 2008

do you ear what i ear?

I'd like to share with you my secret recipe for staying "sane". Forget Lobotomy and what it promises, feeds me all the music my ear drums could possibly crave for.

I start and end my day with music- the daily showers, long drives to the office- just about anywhere I could plug my ipod into... It must be the most over-used and over-plugged ipod EVER.. Oh yeah.. And like I always say- if music were food, i'd be very fat by now..

This widget is one of my all-time faves. Forget the weather widget!
..To all those musically-inclined descendants like myself.. BEHOLD THE QUILT!
Take that Wynona..

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Hi.. At the crib again enjoying the cool night breeze. I must admit, thinking about what to blog about is like picking a sheep on the sheep market and wondering what to do with it. But don't get me wrong here, I kinda love the idea.. I mean 10,000 sheep drawings? ..I KNOW, RIGHT?

Tomorrow I work as a Marketing Associate for a vehicle trading company and it's been a fun ride to say the very least. A lot of things have been happening that helped made me grow. Like I couldn't get over the other day when an officemate of mine explained to me about the word Lobotomy. I have never come across such a word in my life and was grateful for the extra points it added to my dwindling IQ. It's definition in wikipedia is just as uncanny as the word sounds - in the city where I come from, people's eyebrows could get raised , or worse, you could get slapped when using it in a conversation. Guys, don't say this -especially to girls from my area.. You'll know why.