Thursday, February 28, 2008

Not Cabernet Sauvignon.

My mood swung the wrong way,
'Twas not a good day.
Though not a breeze in the air,
Every which way went my hair.
It was not Dom Perignon,
Nor Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sad, so sad.
That day was bad.



Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Friend Indeed!

These were awarded to me by Nona, that sexy, wonderful mother and wife. Nona can not access my blog as she is now in the land of the Great Wall - China. Blogspot or Blogger cannot be accessed there - China - for some reason only known to that place. In spite of that, Nona still reached out and tagged me. (Wala akong ligtas sa kanya. LOL) However, whenever she can access Blogger she would always come to my blog to say something; to comment; to let me know that she's around visiting. It doesn't matter if my topic would be boring, lame, silly, senseless, stupid or idiotic, she still would say something just to let me know she's around. (Kahit, "Kumusta na.") That means something. I on the other hand still visit and say hi to her to let her know I'm there with her.

Take it easy over there, Nona. Enjoy and have fun. It's a great experience to be in another part of the world; to meet and make friends with people there; and to learn a little bit of their culture and language.

Thanks a bunch for these awards. Love you!


I just hope nobody fell asleep reading this.


Monday, February 25, 2008

Friendship Meme!

This was a tag from my good friend Vicki.

Circle of Friends*

Anger is only one letter short of danger
If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;
If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
He, who loses money, loses much;
He, who loses a friend, loses much more;
He, who loses faith, loses all.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
But beautiful old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others
You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
Friends, you and me…
You brought another friend…
And then there were 3…
We started our group…
Our circle of friends…
And like that circle…
There is no beginning or end…
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift.

Whoever wants to do this can do so, anytime, anywhere on your blog.

*Author unknown.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Candle light dinner

I took 3 of my candles and sat them on the table and lighted each one of them. I placed them by the dinner plates and the piping hot food. I called my husband and he sat next to me. The candles were flickering, throwing lights on our faces and everything around us. My cousin who is with us temporarily sat on my left side. We are having candle light dinner on this cold Monday night.

Earlier, a little before 7 PM, as I was about to call everyone to the dining table for dinner the power went out. Luckily I have just cooked dinner and warmed up some leftovers when the lights went out. Rather than wait for the power to go back on, which we would never know when, it was unanimously voted that we sit and have our meal.

Right after dinner, my husband made a call to the Edison Company to report the power outage. It turned out that there was a burned transmission in our immediate vicinity. Our track was the only one affected, which means only about a hundred homes. My husband having been involved in electrical engineering (construction, installation and design) knew what was to be expected in repairing the damage. He figured it would take the Edison people till morning to replace the burned transmission. So, there was not much we can do.

I stepped outdoors and saw that the moon was out and it lit our track in a soft grayish glow. Our little downtown was brightly lit. They have power down the hill and the track next to ours.

I went back inside the house and sat in the living room with the little candle on the coffee table. There was not much to do. So, me and my cousin just talked; reminisced about the old days; talked about people who have passed on; who are still around and where they are; who was what; who sired who; who was the bastard and so on. Now I know how the tree branched out. My mom never talked about our blood lines. And through my older cousin I can trace somewhat my blood relation with some of my cousins, uncles and aunties. All I knew before was that we were related, but how that came about, I never knew.

Later on we went upstairs. My bedroom's door blinds were opened all the way to let in the moonlight. A little later I fell asleep...I think.

I was startled by the door bell when it rang. (It does that when the power goes on.) Ah, we have lights. I checked my cellphone for the time and it was 5:09 AM. My husband got out of bed to turn off whatever lights were on. The TV downstairs was rebooting. Oh, good, now I can watch some show tonight, and, of course, log on to the internet.


Saturday, February 09, 2008

My Award!

Yippeeee! Finally, I got an award. See that thing above? Yes, that's the one; and it was awarded to me by Pepe, the guy from downunder. My first ever. So now what do you think I am going to do with it. Of course, I'll flaunt it; brag about it. Before I do that, however, I am going to share it with some of my blogger friends; I am going to award the same thing to the following bloggers: Nance, Nini, Vicki, Nona, Ann, Ghee, Photo Cache, Ev, Razz, Tina, and Lady Cess. Come pick it up people!

Happy Valentines Day to All!

Oh, I was supposed to make a speech as soon as Pepe handed it to me, but I'll skip that as I have to go. I have no time for speech writing.

Thanks Pepe for the award.


Sunday, February 03, 2008

A Woman's Work is Never Done.

I'm almost done with my cleaning. All the books I kept are now organized on the shelves and on the rack. My drafting table is still piled with papers, sketches and whatnots; and while shifting through the heap I uncovered a verse written sometime in 2005 or 2006. I don't remember who wrote it. It must've been one of my friends. Holler if it was you - Nance or Nini; or a collusion between you two.

This poem is in Tagalog. It was written during those days when we were chatting online and playing with words.

Kahapon at Ngayon

Laba kahapon, laba ngayon.
Luto kanina, luto ngayon.
Linis dito, linis duon.
Takbo rito, takbo ruon.
Si Manang ay laging pagod,
Pinakahihintay ay magdilim
Upang siya ay maka-idlip
At maipahinga ang kanyang isip.
Ngunit sa sandaling siya ay napikit,
Si Manong naman ay kumakalabit.
Ito na ang kanyang pinakahihintay
Pikit mata siya'y nagpakulong
Sa matitipunong braso ni Manong.
Ay, buntong hininga si Manang.

Nakatulog kaya sila?