Tuesday, October 13, 2009

real friendship...

a real friend doesn't need to be physically present just to be called 'friend'. usually, real friends do exist during those times when you feel you are all alone in a cold dark room. i may be miles away, but when you need me to listen to your woes...i am just a text away... and i will do all the possible things to get in touch with a friend especially in need. no excuses...

Monday, October 12, 2009

another rainy day in Singapore

just another rainy day here in Singapore.

picture taken from the 10th floor of our block...
and another one...on the left side.
clouds are now forming huge amount of water almost ready to pour down.

don't forget to bring your umbrellas guys!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

waiting in vain....

a simple cat right? not for me. this cat captured my attention every time i passed by this certain bus stop in Bedok while i'm on my way to a gym. palagi na lang kasi siya nasa area na ito, as if he/she (not certain of the gender) is waiting for somebody/something. or perhaps, he/she just used to this place. looking forward to see this guy/gal again on Monday (12 Oct).

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Daddy's Little Girl Part 2

s i surf the YouTube website i came across this song that best fits my post regarding "Daddy's Little Girl" ... and it made me cried once again....
I miss you and I love you so much, Dad!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

am i being remembered?

Whoever said that "distance makes you closer", didn't know that when "you're out of sight, you're out of mind"....sad but true...

i am just wond'ring if i am being remembered of those peeps back there, when i am miles away from them. am i being remembered? how often? do they miss me the same way they told me before? do they still remember the things that i shared with them? do they think of me the same way i'm thinking of them? or.....am i just being remembered only when i said hello....

i am so happy that some still remember me...but where are the others?

so could i conclude now that when you are out of sight, you are out of mind....it's the reality of life...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Earthquake in Singapore

hat is happening on earth right now?
Few months back, there were series of airplane accidents and marine accidents. Last week, the Philippines experienced a month fall equivalent of rain in just six hours that caused flood that swept hundreds of houses all over Metro Manila and parts of the Region 4. Few days ago, Samoa Island experienced a tsunami killed numbers of lives. And now just about few hours ago, here in Singapore, we experienced earthquake that originated from Indonesia. Indonesia experience a 7.6 magnitude earthquake.
I think this a wake up call for all of us. We should do good things, cuz we never know when will be our time. We should not patronize material things and forget about God. We should put God above all other things.
I just hope that the earthquake awhile ago would be the last...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Power of Prayer

Tropical storm 'Ondoy'.... after 4 decades, it happened again. Di ko man naranasan ang hagupit nito, pero nalulungkot ako kasi marami ang nasalantang kabuhayan at marami buhay ang binawi.

You can still start from scratch, but how can you start if you lost somebody... I may be lucky enough that my Mom is still safe in our house. I wouldn't forgive myself if something happened to her, 'coz I left her alone for me to seek a greener pasture in a foreign land.

In times like this, we should join each other's hands and pray for God's guidance. May He give those families that were mostly affected with enough courage to continue their lives. There could never be a great weapon than the Power of Prayers...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Away from my Mom during Typhoon 'Ondoy'

This is the first time I am away from the rainy season of the Philippines and I am so much worried coz I left my Mom in my hometown of Malabon City. Although, there is still my Ninang and Ninong around to see if my Mom is okay, it is still best that I am there at her side.
When I watched the news regarding the Typhoon 'Ondoy' (courtesy of TV Patrol World Sabado-TFC), I first saw the flooded roads of EDSA, Marikina City and Provinces of Rizal. I then grabbed my celphone and dialed my mother's mobile number. She's okay. Well, that's according to her. She said that the flooded waters reached the inside of our house and when you get out of our house it was a neck-deep high. Gosh! In my years of stay there, I never experienced such a disaster. All of our things are in their high places (tables, i guess!)
I am so worried. There's no electricity at all. There is no PLDT line, since our outlet is under flood waters.
Just few moments ago, I read that there's an upcoming typhoon. Waaaahhh!!! If only my place is just a bus away, I would take the risk just to be with my Mom. I know she needs me. By the way, my Mom is very old to take care of her. I just want to be with her side. I want to console her.
All I can do now, is to pray, pray and pray so hard so that God will not let the next typhoon enter the Philippines.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Always a Daddy's Little Girl

I was only 15 years old when my dad passed away due to Respiratory Arrest as the immediate cause of his death. And from then on, I began to realize that I had to be a mature person, that I had to stand on my own, make decisions for myself, do manly chores I never used to and be ready for the real world without him standing by my side.
Years passed by, and in my moment of solitude, I am still yearning for that father's hands I never had for the past 17 years of my life. Those hands that always pampers me whenever I am down. That same hand that I used to pay respect and say "goodnight po!". That same hand that holds my shoulder and says "you can do it, anak". That hand that always put me to sleep at night. That same hand who holds my hands that afternoon of 07 November 1992 to say goodbye. If only I knew then that was the last time we will hold each other's hands perhaps I would hold it so tight and so long for him to know that I can not live without him.
Seventeen years had passed, I am still yearning for his hands during my loneliness and my happiness. But nevertheless, I know that he may not be with me physically, but I know in spirits he will always be....as my DAD'S PROMISE. That he will always guide me wherever I may be and whatever I am doing.
I know that he is happy and proud coz his little girl has grown up to be matured and very strong. I know I will always be... my Daddy's Little Girl.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thank You

After so many heartaches and failed relationships in the past, who would ever thought that I would meet someone I would truly love for the past four years...

Thank you for the friendship, when everybody turned their back from me.

Thank you for the unlimited love you showered me, when I am alone in a cold dark room.

Thank you for the never-ending patience, when I began to scream out of nothing.

Thank you for a helping hand, when things are too heavy for me to carry.

Thank you for the shoulder for me to cry on, when I don't want others to feel am weak.

Thank you for compliments, when others did not notice any of my accomplishments.

Mostly, thank God for sending YOU when I almost gave up.

Happy Anniversary!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Test of Friendship

A Test of Friendship
We used to be close friends even closed to sisters. We used to share some ideas and some heartaches. We used to share some happy moments. We used to go on an out of town escapades. We used to share some secrets.We used to........call each other “FRIEND”....
But what happened to us? We became cold as ice. We became strangers in some ways. We parted ways, not even talked about what happened to us. I felt that I am no longer part of world, the same way you felt that you are not part of my world. I am not the first who pushed myself away. Remember, that we used to share merienda before, but then HE came into my life, then you gave us space even if we did not asked for it. There’s always time for friendship and romance. And that moment is meant for our friendship and not for romance for Him. Many things happened in the past, that I already opened up. All those things that I’ve waited for so long to unleash.Things that might have been broken our friendship and built a very high wall in between us.
I think...I’ve said enough....all the things that blocked our friendship. We can no longer go back to those days and make some changes, but we can start from where we left behind. How? I don’t know.... What’s important for me is that you know how I felt before. And that it may lower down the barriers between us.
It may not be that simple and easy...but who knows....

Friday, July 24, 2009

Banana Split Friendship

She was a total stranger to me at first. A partner of a former classmate. A woman behind a man was all I know about her. I can't even remember if I actually met her at her partners' September 2004 birthday celebration. That's how petty my memory about her. Then days, weeks and months passed by, I began to know her not just my friends' partner but a simple woman with so much things to share with you. Our closeness started with a sensitive event in my life.I shared some sensitive thoughts with her.And to be honest, I even appreciated that event in my life. Though, it's just a one day sadness of my life and I even lost somebody,but it equates a lifetime friendship from her.We used to go out and eat banana split without parterns in a cold rainy day.And that's how it all started. That BANANA SPLIT FRIENDSHIP. It's been years since then, we rarely go out and that banana split event didn't happened again, but wishin' there'll be next time.We may not see each other to be called as friends, buddies or pals but distance is not a hindrance to our so called BANANA SPLIT FRIENDSHIP. Thank you for being there....We even have something in common, right Mariel?

Monday, July 20, 2009

"I Offer My Life"

Just wanna share something short and simple yet religious one...
Last Saturday, while attending the 4:45pm mass at the Our Lady of Perpetual Succour at Siglap Hill, this one song that really struck my mind and soul. "I OFFER MY LIFE" song was sung during the offertory. With what is happening right now, not only to me but to everybody around the world, it is only God who knows what is best for us and we should offer ourselves to Him wholeheartedly. We should wait for Him painstakingly to grant our wishes, no matter how long it takes. He knows what is best for us. Don't be in a rush on getting what you wanted. In God's time, it will be granted. We should not question Him if we are now facing some difficulties in life. Always remember that if we are now troubled with problems, God knows that we are strong enough to handle them...
I won't rush Him to answer my prayers right away. I will wait.. I know if it's really meant to be, then it will be fulfilled. In His time. Now, I will just offer my life to Him.
Please listen to the song...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the seventh book of the Harry Potter series of the popular British author J.K. Rowling ,released on 16 July 2005 that sold nine million copies in the first 24 hours after it’s release. The plot was set during Harry Potter’s sixth year at the Hogwarts, the novel explores Lord Voldemort’s past, and Harry's preparations for the final battle amidst emerging romantic relationships and the emotional confusions and conflict resolutions characteristic of mid-adolescence.
Below are some of pictures related to the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Geee! Guess what? Meron pa ako remembrance! I bought a combo wizard (coke and popcorn) and here's what I have with me now...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My Singapore Life

Have you ever thought of living on a foreign land away from the polluted air of Manila, from the flooded streets of Malabon City and away from traffic jams of Edsa?
Have you ever thought of earning dollars and not peso?
Well, that’s what every Filipino dreamt of.
That’s what I dreamt of.
December 19, 2008 – THE JUDGEMENT DAY!
I passed my resignation. AAP has been my comfort zone for about nine years. I met new friends and better friends as well. I never thought that I gained that enough courage to get out of my comfort zone. My journey is about to start.
January 18, 2009 – LEAVING ON A JETPLANE
I left the Philippines at exactly 0625H through Cebu Pacific Flight Number 5J801. This is it! A new chapter in my life is about to start in 3 hrs 40 mins (time of my flight to Singapore). I felt excited and scared. Nobody knows what lies ahead of me.
Six months had passed.... 02Jul09
Here I am...still in Singapore...living on a foreign land away from the polluted air of Manila, from the flooded streets of Malabon City and away from the traffics jams in Edsa.
Sobrang kakamiss din pala ang pollution sa Manila. Pati na ang baha sa Malabon City na di madaanan kapag umuulan na lang. Pati na din ang traffic sa bus lalo na pag rush hour na. Dito kasi naka-synchronized ang mga bus.
I never thought na mami-miss ko sila ngaun.
Dito kasi pag sumakay sa taxi or any cab kailangan mo mag-seatbelt samantalang sa Pinas eh deadma lang tau dun. Dito kasi may penalty ang mahulihan na hindi naka-seatbelt. Syempre kahit hindi na ako empleyado ng AAP, dapat dala ko pa din ang advocacy ng responsible motorist. Di ko pa pala na-mention na kapag nagbayad ka dito sa taxi driver, susuklian ka pa (kahit cents na lang), unlike sa Pinas, palagi na lang ang dahilan eh walang barya.
Walang bagyo dito pero pag umulan naman eh may kasabay na malakas na kulog at kidlat. Tingnan mo na lang ang ginawa ng kidlat kay Merlion last 28Feb09.

(naka-coma si Merlion! tinamaan siya sa bandang likod niya kaya kailangan na ayusin muna para sa mga turista)

Di ko pa din ipagpapalit ang Pinas sa Singapore. Dito kahit sobrang tahimik, sobrang linis at safe ka na lumabas kahit madaling araw. Til next blog. Share ko naman ang mga experiences ko dito sa Singapore.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Present World!

This is where I live now in Singapore. I just wanna share with you guys where I presently live for the moment, but of course, I miss my hometown. There could be no place like that.

This is the living room of house...a very big television at the back... a big vase...it leads to our balcony.

Behind me is our dining area that leads to our kitchen....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Daddy's Day!

It's my Daddy's Day but I cannot say this in person. But I just hope God will tell my Dad how I love him so much, not just on this day but everyday.

I love you, Daddy!

Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 5, 2009

One Liter of Tears - Japanese

One Liter of Tears – Japanese Drama

I just finished watching a Japanese Drama Series, One Liter of Tears that stars Erika Sawajiri as Aya Ikeuchi (actually I also watched the movie that stars Asae Oeshi as Aya Ikeuchi). The story is based from the true story of 15 year old Japanese girl named Aya Kito (July 29, 1963 - May 23, 1988), who had an incurable disease called Spinocerebellar Degeneration . The doctor advised Aya to keep on writing a diary of her everyday life to remind herself of her life and to remind herself to struggle against her disease until she could no longer hold a pen to write.
She shed tears but through the support and love of her family, she managed to surpass all the pain brought by her disease.
Her diary was published before her death and she managed to encouraged all people whether they have the disease or not, as well their families, to enjoy life to the fullest.
Personally, as I watched this series I did not only shed a liter of tears but more than that. It inspires me to enjoy life to the fullest. One liter of tears is a very inspiring drama series that I ever watched as of this date....

Japanese Drama Series

Japanese Movie Version

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

History of Teddy Bears

To begin with my blog, I would like to start this with bears...bears,bears and of course bears. I am fond of collecting bears, in any size,color and form.Recently, I dropped into one of the sites stating the history of Teddy Bears.

The cuddly children’s toy, - quite unlike a real bear- was invented almost simultaneously in the United States and Germany but the United States undoubtedly gave it its name. In November 1902 Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, was hunting in Mississippi. The President failed to make a kill so his hosts caught and tethered a bear, presenting it to the President as a sitting target. Naturally the President refused, uttering the immortal words, ‘Spare the bear! I will not shoot a tethered animal.’ Clifford Berryman drew a cartoon of the scene, which was published in the Washington Post.
(Left Theodore Roosevelt , and behind - his famous 'Spare The Bear' cartoon depiction)
That same month Brooklyn shopkeepers Morris and Rose Michtom made a soft bear toy, which they named ‘Teddy’s Bear’ and displayed in their window with a copy of the cartoon. America went bear mad almost overnight, the Michtoms went on to make their fortune with the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company and President Roosevelt had found a highly effective political mascot.

On the other side of the Atlantic Margarete Steiff, a disabled German seamstress with a soft toy factory in Giengen, had added a soft plush bear to the Steiff catalogue and sold 3,000 to America in 1903. Between 1903 and the First World War Steiff sold literally millions of bears, with their trademark button in the left ear, to the United States, Germany and Britain, as the teddy bear overtook the diabolo as the latest toy craze.

For collectors very early Steiff bears, with their hump backs, long snouts, large tapered feet and elongated arms with curved paws, are the most sought-after.

Early Ideal American bears, with their tubby bodies, triangular faces and long straight arms and legs fetch very high prices too. America also made some extraordinary novelty bears during this period. These include the 1907 Laughing Roosevelt Bear by the Columbia Teddy Bear Company, which opens its mouth to display large teeth like those of the President, and the 1917 red white and blue Patriotic Bear with electric light bulb eyes.

In the inter-war years many new firms started up. Bing (famous for mechanical bears), Schuco (which specialised in miniature bears), and Hermann are three of the most collectable German makes from this period. J.K. Farnell (which made the original Winnie-the -Pooh bought for Christopher Robin in 1921), Dean’s, (which began making plush bears in 1915) and Merrythought (established in 1930), are the best-known British firms.
(Left: A clockwork teddy bear violinist)
Technological and social change after World War II changed the face of the soft toy industry. Many traditional manufacturers ceased trading in the face of an influx of cheap, mass-produced soft toys from the Far East. By the end of the 1960s the traditional teddy bear appeared doomed. Instead it enjoyed an unexpected renaissance which began in 1969, when ‘arctophile’ (bear collector) Peter Bull published a book about his hobby. Suddenly old-fashioned teddy bears were desirable objects again. An adult collectors’ market for old bears and teddy bear ephemera began to emerge while a new area of collecting was created by ‘bear artists’ making high quality, hand crafted bears in the traditional manner. In 1985 Christie’s held the first ever auction devoted to old teddy bears and the Teddy Bear Artists Guild was founded in the USA. More than 100 years on, teddy bears, old and young, find themselves more popular than ever.

To see some of their bears, just click here The Teddy Bear Museum.

This is the first polar bear my baby gave to me.

Here's more of polar bears (the small one I named him Inuka and the big one as Sheba). Theirs names are after the names of the residents of
Singapore Zoo

Actually, there are still more pictures of my teddy bears, but unfortunately I left them in the Philippines when I moved here in Singapore early this year. These polar bears are with me right now.

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