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Monday Mayhem: Thom's 8 Words Meme

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Life's quite challenging for me today, as challenging as this meme below. I have to answer each question using only 8 words with a photo. Well, check my answers:

1. Your love life
It is great despite of the little fights.

2. Your worst habit
Leaving wet bath towels on bed after using.

3. The city you live in
A small community called Orchid Villas in Dipolog.

4. Your pet peeve
People whose noses are up in the air.

5. Your parents
They are my precious treasures above this earth.

6. You favorite dessert
Mango float is always the best for me.

7. Your worst vacation
I don't have any worst vacation so far.

8. Yourself
I'm friendly and easy to get along with.

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Sunday Stealing: The Tell Me About Yourself Meme

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1. When is your birthday? I'll be turning 23 this December 22.
2. Where were you born? Manukan, Zambo. Norte, Philippines
3. Where do you live now? Dipolog City
4. What is your heritage? Filipino - Visayan
5. Tell us about a weakness. foods...foods
6. What's a goal that you'd like to achieve? Finish college.
7. What is the most overused internet phrase? lol, brb
8. What was your first thought this morning? my blogs
9. When do you usually go to bed? I am back to my regular sleeping time since last week which is 9 or 10 in the evening.
10. Do you smoke? If not, did you ever? I smoke since i was 17....til' now. 
11. Do you like your current relationship status? Yep, very much!
12. Do you (or did you) get along with your parents? Yes.
13. How often do you drink alcohol? once a week only.
14. Have you ever tried drugs (that weren't prescribed)? I tried illegal, lol.
15. Have you ever gone skinny dipping? If yes, do tell. No no no.
16. If given the choice, how would you like to die? old age or by a gun shot straight to my heart.
17. What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a teacher. I used to play as a teacher to my siblings way way back and to the kids in the neighborhood.
18. Have you ever been dumped? Oh yeah! it hurts so much on the "Ego".
19. What's on your pizza? lots of pepperoni and pineapples
20. Have you ever shoplifted? Oh, no!

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Friday Fill-Ins

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1. Wait! Wait, don't forget to visit us here (mama said).
2.  Chaos followed at once by destruction.
3. The trouble is how can I celebrate my b-day with my family if I have to celebrate it with the entire Orchid Villas residents because our Christmas party here will be on my b-day.
4. You will be many miles away.
5. With a faint pop I worriedly came out to check on it.
6. With the brutal crime happening recently, everything seems shadowy and ominous.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watch PPB on TV, tomorrow my plans include visiting my parents and Sunday, I want to go to church with them!

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The Dating Profiles Meme: Go Fish

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1. Like to go fishing. Not really interested in hunting anymore.
Hubby and I like to go fishing and hunting fish, of course.
2. When describing my best traits, I kind of sound like I'm describing a puppy.
Nope. I am describing kind of like my self...
3. I'm not an alcoholic or anything, but I do enjoy high proof beverages.
My level ranges from 17% to 25% alcohol so I guess I can't consider myself as an alcoholic. 
4. I seriously have a radar for freaks so stay clear because I won’t respond.
Yes, I do have a radar for freaks because I am freak, myself.
5. With the exception of living out my dreams of spending my life on the shoreline, there is absolutely nothing I lack.
There are things I would love to have - all the equipments for cooking so i can start experimenting serious recipes. 
6. Sight unseen, trust me when I say this. On a scale of 1-10, I am an absolute 10!
7. I can be so intense sometimes I even scare myself.
Nope. I disagree.
8. I want someone funny but not a spaz.
Yep, that's why I gave our little sarah away.
9. Well, the truth is, I'm a nerd who's looking for another nerd to spend happy hours doing nerd-like things together.
Sometimes I feel like talking to someone nerd but I am not a nerd.
10. I'm looking for a long term sizzle rather than jet-lagged flash.
Yes. I guess that's what everybody's looking for. So keep the sizzle sizzler. 

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Couple's Corner #7: First Misunderstanding

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Rodliz’s Nest
Our very first misunderstanding actually happened during the first meeting. We've been together for 8 days. It was on the 8th day which was Sept. 10, 06 that the misunderstanding can no longer be fixed or can no longer be controlled. That misunderstanding lead us to our break-up. I actually wrote about it on my previous post. Here it is:

Hubby (Gary) and I had a break-up when we personally met the first time due to conflicts in the relationship. I mean, we met on Sept. 02, 06 and had a break up on Sept. 10, 06. It was my entire fault and I took the blame for what happened. He did a great job in giving the fault back to me for I was really hurt with what he did ten times than the pain I’ve caused him but I couldn’t blame him for doing so. The greatest fault I did I guess was when I didn’t or actually when I forgot to tell hubby about my very first online boyfriend that I haven't met yet who, at the time I considered ex because we didn't have communication for almost a year. My ex and I have been chatting for two years before I met Gary so i considered the "ex" as "ex". But mother of all bad luck, the ex called saying he wanted to meet me while I was in Boracay with Gary after almost a year of not hearing from him. I just couldn't believe how I/we was/were tested above because after my ex called, Gary's ex also called him. For me it was not a big deal but I didn’t think it was a big deal to Gary for not telling him about my ex but oh well, it was! That’s when conflicts and my pains started. He started corresponding to the calls and text messages of his 32 year-old ex-gf from Cebu behind my back having a purpose of hurting me I guess. Well, he succeeded. One day, I read a text massage from the ex-gf saying she will be in Boracay the next day. I was like “wow” what a big slap on my face. I am the gf here, am I not? I felt so stupid for being fooled. I was darn innocent at 19 and I felt I was played. And so we broke up.
It was a serious misunderstanding isn't it? It was before marriage. Now that we are husband and wife, there is no week that we don't have misunderstanding. Just little things but our pride can make those little things big. Mostly, the reasons of our misunderstanding are: (1.) our hot head, (2.) he doesn't help me with chores like washing the dishes, (3.) when i get too impatient or upset with little things and then i start opening my mouth,  (4.) he opens his mouth back on me, (5.) we both have mouths of a parrot.

Ok, back to the first misunderstanding being a married couple.  The first misunderstanding happened the night after our wedding celebration. We were on our way back to our apartment at that time to pack our things for our Palawan honeymoon when I asked him why he didn't answer my call when I called him at 4 am on our wedding day. He answered "ahmm baby, you know I am still sleeping during that time." It was a useless question, I know but I remember the deal we made before that when each of us call, we will answer the phone after the first ring. Remembering it made me more mouthy and then he got mad.

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Monday Mayhem #2

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1. Turkey Farm- The HSUS says that From Birth to Death: 130 Days

What are the first 5 things that entered your mind?
1. Lots of turkey noise.
2. Lots of poo.
3. Lots of food (lol)
4. A turkey can live only 130 days? That's short.
5. I am wondering if turkey meat really taste good. I haven't tried, i never dared to try.

2. Family Gathering
Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with the Dysfunctional Family
What are the first 5 things that entered your mind?
1. A sumptuous dinner turned into a sumptuous mouth fight.
2. Insults will be heard over the dining table.
3. Silent war.
4. Family gathering for a serious family talk about problems or troubles.
5. Looking forward to try celebrating Thanksgiving w/o the DF.

3. Eat the whole thing?
Tips on not eating everything this holiday season.
What are the first 5 things that entered your mind?
1. Oh sweet!
2.Remember your diet Rechie.
3. Hubby would tolerate me eat this whole pie, I swear.
4. 1 slice will do for me.
5. I would like to try making this myself.

4. Do we dare?
Do we care?
What are the first 5 things that entered your mind?
1. I dare myself to lose these few fats around my waist.
2. I do care about my weight.
3. I need to start eating vegetables-I dare.
4. I need to start having low-carb diet.
5. I need to buy scale so I can monitor my weight better than looking myself in the mirror.

5. Black Friday.
Are you brave enough? Got any tips?
What are the first 5 things that entered your mind?
 2. Chaos.
3. Items are on sale who would not run? I will!
4. Fight over a pretty awesome item.
5. Stampede!

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Photohunt #27: Bird(s)

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Today's Photohunt theme is Bird(s) and luckily, I found these lovebirds during my photo hunting around the neighborhood last week when I visited my parents. It is good that one of our neighbors in Manukan has this caged love birds at their front yard so it was not very hard for me taking picture of the birds and so, I am able to post today for the theme. Happy hunting everyone!

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Friday Fill-Ins #16

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1. We need an oven so I can start baking cake but hubby is not that confident yet with my cooking skills.
2. Hubby kissed me good night at 5:00 am and it made me smile. (I realized, it was good morning-hubby just decided to go to bed an hour and 30 mins. ago)
3. If you want me, tell me.
4. I have to go visit my parents today because they missed me. (My mother, had been calling me last night saying the dinner is ready, she thought I'll have dinner with them. She still can't accept the fact that I am married. Lol!)
5. Massachusetts has a proposed 5% sales tax on elective cosmetic surgery; I think it's none of my business.
6. Complete family full of love for each other makes for a happy holiday. (That's all I want for this Christmas holiday to be complete but since my "pasaway" sister Chem is planning to go to Malaysia with her friend, I guess I can use a sister talk with her when I get home.)
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to have dinner with my parents and sibling, tomorrow my plans include coming back here in my original home now with hubby and Sunday, I want to wash the laundry (i have nothing to wear)!
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Couple's Corner #6: First Year of Marriage

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Rodliz’s Nest

Our first year of marriage was great and very challenging at the same time. We just actually had our first year wedding anniversary last May 18, this year. The great part in the first year of our
marriage was we were able to enjoy each other and get to know each other more and more deeply. We have shown to each other our best and worst; the attitudes that were not shown during our engagement period. The best thing is that there was acceptance which is really great! We accept each other’s worst and enjoy each other’s best. Above all, it is great to be addressed as Mrs. Wilks or simply “the wife”. You know that feeling of being your beloved man’s wife? It is like a sweet melody hearing it. It is what most girls are dreaming of; to carry the name of the man they love. I fulfill that dream of mine already but there is one dream that hubby and I haven’t fulfill yet, that is to be called as “parents”.

I also get to fully understand why my parents gave me a “comment” before I fully decided to marry Gary. I get to fully understand that a married life is kind of a challenge most especially being married to a foreigner. A challenge on how far you can go, you can give, you can stand, you can understand, you can face life’s trials and play life as a team and on how far you can forgive each other’s mistakes. It is also a challenge to one’s personality, on how you are going to stay true and faithful to your spouse and to yourself. I get to fully understand that a married life is not all about sunshine, it is also about sunrise.

I know there are still lot of things to learn for me being a married woman, there are still more trials to face and obstacles to pass but I know I can get through it all with my husband.

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Monday Mayhem: Have You or Would You...?

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This is my first entry for Monday Mayhem. I hope what I am doing is right. Thanks to Harriet for inviting me to join this meme. So, here you go:

Go Skinny Dipping?

I am too brown(shy) for that.

Woken up somewhere that you have no idea how you got there?

Yes, on the

My mama said I passed out.

Eaten a rabbit?

Have a meet-up with another blogger?

Stolen a candy bar?

Roasted a pig?

I rather

Bounced a check?

Gone for a balloon ride?

of heights.

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Pacman Is Bringing Home Another Victory

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Once again, the Pambansang Kamao Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is bringing another belt of victory to the Philippines, his 7th belt - a WBO welterweight belt from the Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto. In today’s boxing tournament held at the MGM Gran Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao knocked down the Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto twice – once in the third round and once in the fourth and hammered him repeatedly . 55 seconds before the final round, the referee centered between the two fighters saving Cotto for more serious beating from Pacman. Once again, Pacman’s speed and power beat another fighter inside the boxing ring.

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