Archive for January 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Pretentious Blogging Meme


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1. How long have you been blogging? I started making an account in blogger on 2007 but I wasn't very active. I didn't know to move around the blogland during that time yet.
2. What made you start? I wanted to share my life story to everyone, I wanted to test my capability in English language and later on, I was curious about making money. Then I met Demcy on one of the forums in Friendster and they had this topic about money making through blogging. Demcy helped me to start blogging.
3. Who inspired you? The one and only Demcy, my husband and myself.
4. About how many hours a week would you estimate you spend on your blog? 16 hours everyday, at least. I spend more time with my computer than with the house cleaning equipments. Lol.
5. What kind of experience or background do you have with writing? Newbie. I used to write poems back in high school that's all. I never wrote a life journal or any journals like we do here.
6. Talk about how you come up with blog topics. Where do you get your ideas? Mostly personal life experiences. 
7. What or who inspires you and your blog? Demcy and the few of my closest blogging friends (they know who they are), my friends here outside the blogland and of course, my family and loved-ones. 
8. Where and/or how do your brainstorming for your blog? I watch TV but not literally watching, i am thinking. Then, i write down all the topics that come to my mind and chose which one I can write, share of talk about. 
9. Do you have any blogging rules or guidelines you follow? No. I write what I want to write, don't care what others think about it. 
10. Is there anything you will not blog about? Hmmnn? Don't know if there is any.
11. Do you have any sort of a publishing schedule in terms of day of week or topic? Yes, for memes.
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Real Leaf Paparazzi


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I caught a real Real Leaf green tea drinker early in the morning today. He is quite a fan. An avid fan actually since the first time he tasted it. Do you have any idea who this real leaf green tea avid fan is?
It is my husband, caught on the act! He was getting his bottle of Nestea Real Leaf green tea out from the fridge and …gulps! Real Leaf green tea started his day again, just like yesterday.
Real Leaf green tea is my husband’s top thirst quencher, health partner and source of natural energy since it is made from 100% whole tea leaves naturally packed with Theanine. Theanine is a glutamic acid analog commonly found in tea. It can reduce mental and physical stress and improves your cognitive ability. Consumption of green tea also reduces heart diseases. There are a lot more health benefits in green tea and drinking it everyday can indeed keep our mind and body healthy, refreshed and energized throughout the day. 
If my husband is an avid fan, I am too. My husband and I started drinking Nestea Real Leaf green tea since the day it came out available at the grocery store that we used to shop. One of our reasons aside from the fact that it has lots of health benefits; it is manufactured by a trusted brand of beverages. Since then, our fridge is stocked with Nestea Real Leaf green tea.
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Simply Happy Life

Friday Fill-Ins


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1. Wouldn't it be easy if we have no problems.
2. When it comes to designing, recoding blog layouts, I am getting better than ever!
3. I love the taste of coke, a real thirst quencher for me.
4. At this moment, i am in front my computer, hubby is lying on bed and the TV is on in the living room.
5. The first thing we're going to do is pray for hubby's granny to get well soon after reading the email sent to us.
6. The water from the show goes drip, drip, drip; hubby's shaving.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watch PBB and BOF, tomorrow my plans include staying here in the house with hubby and Sunday, I want to wash laundry (maybe)!
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Celebrating My Friends' Birthday


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Last Saturday, January 23, me and my high school classmates celebrated two of my closest friends' birthday. It was not actually their birthday but due to their work, they can't celebrate it with the whole gang right on their very day that's why they set a perfect date to celebrate it.  It was just a little gathering and it was more on batch mates bonding moment. We all had fun as we reminisced the fun we had during high school.  It is nice to remember the teenage days.
The birthday celebrants prepared foods and drinks for the gang.  We had "kinilaw" or raw fish cooked or soaked only with vinegar and some spices. We had fish and pork barbecue,  boiled bananas with salted fish and of course, the most important, rice. We had drinks, the Bar. Drinks should not be absent when it comes to friends' gatherings.

Anyway, I would like you to meet Elben and Jusy, the two birthday celebrants. That girl in green shirt in the  picture above is Elben and that guy in black and yellow is Jusy.  Both of them are now 24 years old. Thank you for celebrating your birthdays with us guys. I had lots of fun bonding with you! I also thank hubby for letting me spend time with my friends.
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CC: Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?


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Rodliz’s Nest
(Warning: The photos enclosed in this post are corny and cheesy!)

Wow, the topic today is quite corny, yes but hell, we’re in love. Who cares? I love youS? We’ve been eating this magic sentence since the first time we met and up to this very day. I am just too lucky to have such a loving, caring, respectful, trusting, trustworthy and sweet husband who never fails to show his love and affection towards me either inside our home or in the middle of the crowd. His faith and devotion was proven and tested. It is beyond words, in spite of my undesirable behavior sometimes. Just like what he said, he loves me beyond infinity and my worst cannot infect it.

Being corny is really a part of a relationship. I sometimes get so corny towards my husband and him towards me as well. Lately, we found it so awkward to utter corny words such as (1) I love you always and forever or I will always love you, (2) I love you baby beyond infinity, (3) you are the air I breath therefore, you are my life and everything I am, and (4) I love you buang, so so sobra. Those are just some of the magical and corny words we used to say. It feels so awkward to say these words already though, especially in this point of our lives where we passed the “NEW LOVERS” moment of corniness. Sometimes, saying “I love you always and forever baby” gives me goose bumps. It is just ucckk, cheesy! To hubby, sometimes he is shy to say it to me for he knows I’ll just tell him “corny”. I am thinking maybe because we see, kiss and hug each other everyday and we both know the love is still 100% even with the absence of those cheesy words.

Well our topic today make me smile because every day in our married life, I am hearing my husband asking me closely the same question every time we are on bed to go to sleep. His version is “Baby, did I tell you that I love you today?” Then I count how many times he said “I love you” and tell it to him or sometimes joke at him by saying “no” in a pity voice. Those are one of the corny moments we have being husband and wife. The corny sentence that we are using until now is “I love you buang, so so sobra!”. Although we are not using some of those corny and magical words we used to say back when we were new lovers having a long distance relationship, we are still that couple who was named as "the sweetest couple" by the Filipina-Foreigner couples here in Dipolog City.

Anyway, the question that I need to answer for the topic today is “When was the last time I look at my husband’s eyes and told him how much I love him and mean it?” The last time I look at my husband’s eyes and told him I love him was few minutes ago when he woke up. Actually, I woke him up. Lol. That’s what I do when I wake up earlier than him. I was lying next to him, watching him sleep and playing his nose. I thought of all the good things he have shared with me, those happy memories of ours together before we stepped up to the couple's pedestal and everything he went through just to win my heart.  He woke up and I told him that I love him from the bottom of my heart with full of sincerity. I kissed him after I said it as proof that I mean it!

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Rossel

Monday Mayhem: The 3-Minute Meme


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Join Us for Monday Mayhem
Ready-set-go

1. What color socks do you have on? (no peaking) not wearing socks
2. What color underwear do you have on? baby blue
3. What did you eat for breakfast this morning? didn't eat bf, just coffee
4. Who is the most annoying person on TV? Kris Aquino (her whining voice is very annoying)
5. When was the last time you kissed someone? just few seconds ago
6. What 'starlet' has had too much plastic surgery? no idea
7. What ingredients would you use to make a home made pizza? lots and lots of pepperoni and pineapple
8. Who won the World Series last year? don't know
9. What is your weather like? very hot today (sunny)
10. Visit Thom's Blog and steal an image to post here.

11. Visit GlitterBabe's Art Shop or her blog and 'borrow' a drawing or an image to show off here.

12. Visit Bud's Blog and steal a meme question to ask right here. Do you believe in destiny?


How long did it take you to complete this meme? More than 3 minutes for sure. I was confused with the timer.

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Join I Care, I Blog Movement!


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I was absent from blogging for 2 days to attend my friends' b-day and to watch Sinulog festival in my hometown. I've been thinking of blogging during those days off and it is so nice to be back here in front my computer.  As I was visiting my blogger friends' blogs, I noticed many have posted about this "I blog, I care movement" where the posties will be able to help. So, I am calling everyone to please join this "I care, I blog movement." It is very easy to join, very easy to help!

I Blog, I Care Movement

Be a part of the “I Blog, I Care Movement.” Here are the rules on how to join:
1. Copy the “I Blog, I Care” badge and the rules (1 to 6) on this page.
2. Post these in one or all your blogs.
3. Tag/invite your other friends to join by sharing this with them.
4. Leave your post URL here: The Twitterer ,I Blog,I Care Movement
5. For every fifteen (15) blogs joining the I Blog, I Care Movement, a $1.00 donation will be given to the International Committee of the Red Cross. You can also donate directly here: http://www.icrc.org.
6. Spread the love and show you care.

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The Dating Profiles Meme: It Ain't Easy


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1. It is never easy to talk about yourself. I agree!
2. I am not a mind reader, so say what you mean and mean what you say.
Darn sarcastic but quite true. I am not a mind reader either.
3. You can't Acquire what you Require if you don't Enquire.
Three yes for you, you are going to Hollywood!
4. I have a creative streak and it know how to use it!
I guess you have a creative way of wiping it.
5. Someone who might teach me how to kayak, or take me for a long walk through the woods showing me the beauty of the outdoors.
Wish you luck!
6. I enjoy walking, reading, going different places, taking long rides and seeing where we end up.
We all end up buried under the ground.
7. I don't say alot at times but at other times very talkative.
I bet you received a lot of chalk board eraser spankings from your teachers.
8. If I meet your expectations please contact me --- If not I totally respect your honesty.
You're very straightforward.  Are you looking for a dime, better try looking in a mine. 
9. I love my blackberry and my WII. I would!
10. I am a hard worker, owning my own house which I take great pride in the impovements I have done to make it a home. Two thumbs up for you!


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CC: How Well Do We Know Each Other


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Rodliz’s Nest

Today's topic in Couple's Corner is "How Well Do We KNow Each Other". Hmmn? How well do I know my husband and how well does my husband know me? Was 1 year of engagement long enough for us to know each other very well that we ended up saying I do? Is 1 year and 8 months long enough for us to know each other very well being husband and wife? Those years may not be long enough for us to know each other very well but we do have something to share for this topic today.  We both know, there will be more best and worst to show and more characters to discover from each other as we go farther to our journey being a couple.

How Well Do I Know My Husband?
1. He doesn't like hearing me smacking while eating.
2. He hates the smell of my favorite salted fish and fried dried fish. When I am frying dried fish, he goes upstairs, get inside our room and close the door. He stays inside until I am done frying.
3. He doesn't like the taste of peppers.
4. He can eat with hands, with his foot up on the chair.
5. He is a PC/Xbox game addict.
6. He hates Jollibee's burger dressing.
7. He is a good person but he can be an a$$ if you push it.
8. When he walks away in the middle of our fight, I know he is trying to calm himself down.
9. He doesn't like vinegar.
10. Advil is his top pain reliever.
11. He likes gardening and fishing.
12. He doesn't like me wearing plunging neckline top but he can't say don't if I am already wearing it.
13. He loves collecting comic books and movies.
14. He loves Korn, Disturbed, Nine Inch Nails and Godsmack music.
15. He is a very generous, caring, loving, sweet and tolerating husband.

How Well Do I know My Wife Rechie/Chuchie/ChieWilks? [hubby's revelations]
1. She likes dried fish
2. She loves eating boiled bananas with salted fish (uckkk)
3. She rather be with family when it comes to going out
4. She hates seeing me passed out on the couch
5. She loves to sing (she does have a good voice)
6. Her favorite fruit is green mango (she eats it with soy & chilies)
7. She loves collecting shoes, butterfly blings and whatever, and hand bags
8. She likes to swim in the ocean with her sisters
9. She is a blogger junkie
10. She loves taking pictures of herself or whatever she finds beautiful for her photo blog
11. She is always looking at herself in the mirror (like every 15 mins it seems) lol
12. She loves smelling my armpits either it smells good or not. (buang)
13. She is strong willed and determined when it comes to learning new things. She doesn't give up until she succeed.
14. She is scared of the barking lizard or she calls it "toko"
15. She is a very loving, caring, loyal wife and my best friend


There you have it. I would like to thank my husband for taking time writing down his part in this post. Have a great day everyone!

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Rodliz’s Nest

Tiger Buddies Award


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The award is about wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous year.

It has been a long time since this blog gotten an award. It is nice to feel the glory of having a friend who cares. To Mr. D of Basic Bloganomics, who gave this award to me, thank you so much for wishing me a healthy and prosperous 2010. I wish you a healthy and prosperous 2010 too Mr. D. You are such a good friend to keep!

I am giving this award to all bloggers in my badge/blog or link list.  I wish you all good health and more opportunities in blogging!

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Sunday Stealing: The Trivia About Me Meme


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Opening…
Do you get regular massages? No.
Do you have an answering machine? No.
What cuss word do you use the most? "yawa" (satan/evil) and "buang" (crazy)
Are you underweight or overweight? overweight
Can you see your veins? No.

Favorite…
Soap? Safeguard
Fruit? Mango
Kind of red meat? beef
Fish? red/black snapper (love it barbecued)
Candy bar?  Cloud 9

Have You Ever…
Eaten a whole bag of potato chips? Not in one day.
Eaten lobster? No
Climbed a mountain? Yes.
Been skydiving? No!
Been water skiing? No.

Do You…
Wish you could change something about your life? No. Changing a little bit of my life means it's not me.
Like your nose? Yes.
Like salt and vinegar chips? Yes.
Eat salsa? yes
Own a boat? No.

What Is…
A small thing that people let slide but that actually has dire consequences? Procrastination! 
Your most macho trait? I don't know.
The longest relationship you’ve ever had? My Husband.
Your most embarrassing thoughts? This is something for me to keep! SHHH!
Your most shameful moment? being dumped

This/That…
Bath/Shower? shower
Markers/Crayons? markers
Pens/Pencils? pens
Jelly/Cream Cheese? neither
Bagel/Toast? toast

Finish…
My greatest weakness is…Coke Cola
I wish I was…serious with my studies. 
Three things I wouldn’t do for a million dollars are…sell myself, sell my family, kill someone.
The oddest thing I’ve ever put in my mouth is…pig's cooked vag!na (was just curious). 

Firsts…
Credit card you had? never had
Loan you got was for? never gotten one....yet (hehehe)
Paycheck was for how much? P1000
Time you had stitches? never had (knock on wood)
Time you went to the hospital for something? coming out of my mother's womb

Lasts…
List everything you ate in the last 24 hours? a donut, scrambled egg and rice, fita cracker, fried chicken 
Last thing you used a credit card for? never used a credit for I do not have.
What was your job previous to the one you have now? I was a student before I became a blogger, that is if being a blogger is a job. LOL!
Last thing you celebrated? New Year!
Last time you were at a sports bar? I've never been to any sports bar. 


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A Modern Bed For A Modern Bedroom


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Who would not want a taste of modernity inside your home? I would not mind indulging our home with the luxury of modern furniture. If given a chance, I would like to modernize our bedroom. Why? It is a love nest, a comfort zone, as what they said. It’s a haven of your exhausted body from the long hours of work. So, why not give it a feel and look of a real haven? Well, our bedroom is really in need of a general modern make over.

To my curiosity, I searched online for a modern bedroom design just to get some idea. While in my search, I came across to a site that sells modern bedroom sets which is perfect for my modern bedroom plan. The characteristics of contemporary and sophistication are present in every bed they have, it may just be a platform or a dual platform beds. The perfectly crafted and designed headboards are all eye catching. Choosing which of the bedrooms sets was so hard that it took me a while to finally decide which one suits my taste.

Here is the set that caught my eyes:


It is the Enter Bedroom Set in Wenge. I love its harmonious color; it can blend well with any modern decorations inside the room. The designs are remarkable. The whole thing promises tranquility throughout the night and it’s what I want. Anyway, its standard set comes with Enter Bed in Wenge finish, 2 Enter Nightstands, Enter 6 Drawer Dresser and Enter Mirror.

The Dating Profiles Meme: Walking in the Moonlight


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1. I love walks in the moonlight without ever having to say a word.
I don't bother to say a word if i am walking in the moonlight alone.
2. I intend to go to my destiny instead of waiting on it to find me.
I waited for my destiny and it came just right on time.
3. First off, I have 20 cats which I'm sure won't be a problem.
I don't hate furry animals like cats and dogs, I just hate their poos and pees and that's a big problem for me.
4. I've been called the 8th Wonder of the World.
Wohoo! Chin up!
5. A nice thunderstorm with me and you will be wishing for rain.
I would wish to wake up from the nightmare.
6. I've never been married, but don't let that scare you, it just happens to some of us.
I am not scared because I am married.
7. The way I see it, life is a one-act play so am looking for someone who wants to make the best of every day.
Life is a one-act-play, yes I agree but looking for someone to make the best of every day is not a good idea. Just wait for the right one for you who'll turn your worst to best and later on, your best to worst! Lol! He/she will come.
8. Jack, my border collie/lab, and I are often out walking or if we are lucky, playing in the mountains.
Wish I did it with my pet.
9. I would like to wake up in the morning to a loving warm smile and sexy eyes.
Oh, what a pleasant morning it would be!
10. Hi! This is fun, no?
I don't know, tell me!


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CC: He Made Me Really Angry


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Rodliz’s Nest

The topic today made me think of the incident that my husband really got me angry. It took me a while to recall the particular incident when hubby really put me on fire with anger. I always get angry with him when he drinks a lot, when he smokes a lot, when there’s no food when I wake up, and when he doesn’t help me washing the dishes. Just little and nonsense things turn into a big fight and give us nonsense anger. As to what I can recall, the situation when hubby got me really angry made me break the cover of the water flusher in our bathroom. When I get mad, I can’t stop myself from breaking things. Hubby knows that. A very childish act it was but I am not doing that no more. I know how to control now. So ok, here is what happened:


It was the first 2 months of being married. Fighting was very often caused by little jealousy, little misunderstanding, and little opposition of beliefs. They said it’s normal for a fresh couple to undergo such things. One night, we were invited to a party in the old place of circus café (owned by an English-Filipina couple) by our Filipina-foreigner friends. Partying out was a usual thing we do every Friday and Saturday. Party, foods and drinks, oh we love it! I lurve it! All the husbands were on the long table having their beers while the wives, including me were on the other side of the table gambling (playing cards). I was darn addicted with “tonghits” even though I always lose money. We, the wives have beers too, of course! We had lots of fun.

Later that night we get too drunk. I got  drunk but not totally faded. I still knew what I was doing.  I was dancing  standing on my chair. I was just enjoying the music. Some of the wives and their husbands then started dancing too. I went to hubby’s chair to check on him and asked him if he wanted to dance. He said no and so he just hugged me so tight. I reacted and said a joke “not to tight baby, you are killing our baby”. That line of mine started our big fight that night. He reacted so badly to that saying why I jeopardize the life of our baby. Well, I was not pregnant and I was just joking at him. He was also thinking that I don’t want him to hug me, which is not true. Well, we were both drunk and we were both on fire driving us to a loud mouth fight. Thinking about it still give me humiliation.

One of the couples tried to calm us down. We did calm down and they took us home. They thought we were ok but when we reached home, more chaos happened. It all started with a joke for me and I can't believe it.  It was no big deal. I don’t know what his other issues are but for me, it was just a joke. Alcohol can really turn somebody stupid. Since he was drunk, he didn’t listen. I wanted to punch him but I can't. I went inside the bathroom tried to calm myself down but to my stupidity I lift the flusher cover and threw it down the other side of bathroom. It landed on the floor in broken pieces. The sound caught his attention, went to check on me if I hurt myself and was delighted I got no wounds. He swept the broken flush cover and totally cleaned it. That’s how our big fight that night started to end. Then we were asking forgiveness to each other for it was just a mere misunderstanding. We ended up taking a shower together and then we made love. Oh, married life!

Since then, he's not allowing me to drink too much alcohol but he is still allowed too much beer. That's not fair!

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