My Bucket List of Love

My Bucket List of Love

1. Bring him home to your parents and tell them: “He’s my boyfriend”.
2. Bring him home, and tell your parents: “he’s gonna sleep over.” [Grin] haha!
3. Eat his unusual [for you] favorite street food.
4. Date without spending too much money. [walking by the bay, window shopping, eating at carinderia’s]
5. Movie date – without a single centavo spent! [just watch a movie together at home]
6. Spending time together, laughing, insulting each other, just like a brother and a sister would do, and sharing your never ending life stories.
7. Take him with you, to your family gatherings, dinners and visits. Well, of course with permission from your father. [let’s say your father is really a traditional type, like mine, so good luck with that! But for me, i just waited for the right time… right time that he asked me to have him join the party! haha!]
8. Meet his parents & siblings. [ready or not here i am! (My armpits are sweating! gulp!)]
9. Add them on facebook =).
10. Your or His Mother telling you/him, how naughty you are/he is, as a little kid. [This is the most exciting part for me!]
11. Date with his sister. [Bond together, and 100% sure, you’ll know more about his past! haha! well, only if you are interested! just a simple reminder, anything you know about his past, specially if it is on the bad side, JUST LEAVE IT IN THE PAST! it’s not like, his doing that to you now… if he does, maybe, it’s time to think about your relationship with him].
12. Go on in a family outing together, whether his or yours. This is the coolest way to spend time together! And I promise, this will be your happiest moment ever! and so does a lot of things to come… ha! ha!
13. Fight over something silly. [Hi!Hi! guilty as charge!]
14. Be each other’s number 1 fan!
15. Be a good influence! Help each other to be the best, always.
16. lessen your expectations, to avoid further misunderstandings.
17. Shoulda, woulda, coulda: No! Na-Ah! Just enjoy and live in the present, be contented with what is now and not what should have or could have been.
18. NEVER STOP LEARNING!
19. Lower down your ego.
20. Celebrate Monthsary. No not the expensive way… exchanging special notes, simple greetings, and if you have money, but it’s not mandatory, buy a gift. 🙂
21. Celebrate Anniversaries. Nothing is more special than reaching your first year together and then more anniversaries, but of course, just right ahead, be ready for real challenge.
22. Dance, sing and travel together. Nothing is sweeter than doing your hobbies together and being able to do the things you love most.
23. BE HIS/HER DREAM COME TRUE.
24. Meet the Parents. I mean, both parents will meet and both of you needs to be there too, and witness the clash of the titans, LIVE! just kidding! Haha! Yikes! AWKWARD! [yeah i know, but it will all be worth it somehow…not all families are hard to blend in… And I haven’t done this though, but in God’s time… it will happen.]
25. And Lastly, Always say I LOVE YOU & I MISS YOU. It never get’s old. [for me, kinikilig pa din ako, whenever i hear him say these words].

2013 – 2014 and still inlove and happy! 🙂
FTW!!!

May 27, 2013 – It must be because it’s my birthday?! OR, I was just really unlucky?!

So today is my birthday, i was excited to go to work, and open my FB… but then….

As I was on my way to work this morning, and as i was riding a jeepeney along Pedro Gil, a man hopped on with his rag, crawling his way while wiping everyone’s feet, including mine. And after doing so, he opened his right hand and asked for alms.

It's more fun in the Philippines

My ride going to my work – not exactly, but this is the kind of jeepney i rode this morning!

When nobody gave him anything, and as i saw their faces, and everyone’s reaction, like as if, he is a criminal or something, i was observing the man, and i can definitely see that he is really disappointed & pissed. And i’m not gonna deny, I felt kinda threatened a lil’ bit too, and so, i grab my bag tightly, gave him a way, since he is about to go down, i was thinking that he might do something cruel to someone, by the way he move, but before he went down, he looked at me and asked for money as well.

I looked at him, and shook my head, that unfortunately I have nothing to give to him as well. And I must be the most unluckiest person in that jeepney! As the man step his way out, he STOMPED at my feet so HARD… and to my surprise, I DIDN’T FEEL ANY PAIN AT ALL! I had a VERY VERY LATE REACTION with what he did, I must stunned, by what just happened, and my intuition was then again right. He did something cruel, but it was ON ME! Probably because it is my birthday today?! How can the guy knows that?! ha! ha! “Happy 25th Cza!” Anyways, as I looked at him, thinking he might not mean to step on my foot, but when he looked back at me, that’s the only time i realized he is definitely MAD. I felt sad for him, and i didn’t feel angry at all.

So i just smiled, laughed it out inside my head, while everybody’s concerned about my feet, and i was like, “It’s nothing. Because, him, stomping on my feet is nothing compare to what kind of pain he is going through right now.” Because, come to think of it that some people must have trampled with his personality, reviled him, and stomped his ego as well.

So I do realized, at that point that, he acted based on his emotion. His hurt, no one gave importance to him, not even I, [so i probably deserve it too]. I do understand where the man is coming from, it must be very difficult for him to survive as well, because he is being judge by EVERYONE. We don’t know the story of the guy, we don’t know where he really came from… and we don’t know what happened to him.

Sino ba nmn di mababaliw sa GUTOM?! Sino din ba nmn ang hinde mag aalburoto pag gutom ka na, ala ka pang pera, tapos manghinge ka, ala pang magbibigay?! I was just thankful that he only stomped at my feet, and gave me something to think about and write about. And he made me realize that PAIN IS INEVITABLE, but it will mold you into a better person one day, and Stomping on my feet and i, feeling no pain at all just made me think that even other people may hurt me, stomp at my ego, or judge me, I will not be knocked down nor stay low! I will stand up again and do it again if i must and i will be BETTER! And i will prove you i am NOT who you think i am!

Happy 25th Birthday!

Happy 25th Birthday!

The perks of being a Sales

So the perks of being a sales person… U get to go to places, meet and KNOW people, and the best part, sometimes they will even give you freebies! [wether food or GCs, it’s so gratifying!]

Today was like nothing compare to the other visits i made this past month. I felt like a warrior child going out in the wild for the first time. Feeling, a lil’ bit anxious, but still eager to do and accomplish the task.

One of my favorite places in Manila is Quezon Ave. Why? Simply because it has so much entertainment! Clubs, Comedy Bars, Restos, media and all that glitters!

Anyways, i would just like to share my experience today [05/14/13 – now this looks like a diary, ahaha! Whatever!], visiting Q.AVE gave me the opportunity to visit UP DILIMAN. And I had never, ever, set foot in the University before. Though my father often times passed by the area whenever we try to visit one of our relatives along QC, and telling me stories about the place and how he used to live near the campus during his youth, it is still different from being able to walk around UP! I always wondered how it looks like. And I owe it all to my Job!!! [Bravo!!!]

UP Diliman

University of the Philippines – Diliman

Well, I had been to UP Los Baños and UP Manila, but never been to UP Diliman. I went to “Bahay ng Alumni” to visit one of the Travel Agencies who use to book with us [Happy Travel & Tours Corp.]. Discussed regarding hotel booking and our online B2B system. And i swear, i wanted to take pictures, but I felt so embarrased. hahaha! Well, maybe next time.

But actually one of my frustration is to be able to join any UNIVERSITY TOUR within Manila. Like going to Ateneo, La Salles, UP, Lyceum and even though this is my alma mater UST, i still wanna go back! Heard that the new gym is already done with the construction, and last time I’ve been there… it was still partially polished.

I don’t know why, but not all people get the chance to go from one University to another. U get to experience and discover the history of education in the Philippines. And History is one of my favorite subject!!!

Tae kwon do <3

Taekwondo

“Everybody needs a hobby… and mine is when I start wearing these uniform… Sijak!!!”

I tried to navigate my mind away from all the negative thoughts i had been experiencing lately… and I came across my old Taekwondo Uniforms and I somehow felt excited wearing it all again!

I am now teaching taekwondo to little kids, and i get to share my experiences with them, i teach them but somehow, i also learn from them… very exciting indeed! I am actually planning to get a course on being a Taekwondo Instructor… so even though i am conducting the training now, i am also doing my own training with them. It’s a fun thing to do to get closer to your students too… I love this sports and i grew up with it. I am happy to be able to do this up to now.

Though my body is in so much pain again, due to muscle pain, it’s all worth it, just thinking that i finally be able to do what i love most… 🙂

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Insanity or True?!

This is a story of some of my most memorable ghost encounters. I know we all have our own BEST scary stories to share, and i have a lot of them.

Leviticus 19:31 – Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God.”

Most people say it’s insanity. Some would even say that ghost do exist and that they are the spirits of dead people whom you know and people who died with unfinished business etc… but the way I see it, dead people, are dead.

For me, I believe, the reason why all these encounters happens to me is the lack of faith. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe in God, heaven and hell. However, like in one of the article I read, says that : To have faith (true faith) is to trust, and trust gives certainty, and certainty is tied to knowledge, and knowledge leads to truth! [Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/57855]. And I lack KNOWLEDGE and action.

However, I also believe that they are bad spirits just trying to lead you into confusion and make you scared. ” Just my opinion. Well, we all have our own opinions right?!

Anyways, here’s just some of my ghost encounters … I’ll be writing more about it, probably one of these days. So Enjoy!

First time I ever saw a ghost.
Back when I was about to graduate from Highschool, me and my parents were having dinner at home and we were watching the news “Magandang Gabi Bayan” [TV News Channel in the Philippines]. After eating, of course my usual chore is to wash the dishes. But, I felt like I wanna use the bathroom first, so I stood up, but, I think something had caught my attention that time , so I tried to watch the news for awhile, and it was Corina Sanchez  talking.

When the commercial break came along, I decided to proceed with my business in the bathroom but even before I walk towards it, as I face the door of MY ROOM, because beside my door is the restroom, there, sitting a MAN, smiling at me, bald head, transparent, and a bit chubby. I was shocked! I let out a LITTLE scream, for I remembered my father was still eating [mind you guys, he does not like screaming in the house that much], so I managed to tone down my expression, I was stunned and I am trying my very best not to look like a fool and face my parents dumbfounded.

My mom then asked me, “why? What’s wrong!?”, then my father was just staring at me, as if about to get mad [for screaming], and he does not like hearing “I saw a ghost”, that will irritate him so much, and I don’t want to ruin his dinner. So I just answered my mom that “I saw a COCKROACH Going inside the bathroom [And they know that I have a “GREAT FEAR” for a cockroach]. I’ll just go ahead and wash the dishes first ma!”  [Very lame excuse! I know! Hehe!!] and I was shaking, so I tried to breath and pray. After few minutes, I feel like I just couldn’t take it anymore, so I run to the bathroom, regardless if the man is still there or not! Ampf!

First time I ever caught a GHOST in my camera
First time I had a digital camera. Me and my friends are so fond of taking pictures, and I took it outside our house, and the weather as I remember, it was very humid, the hue of the environment is a bit orangey, and it was almost twilight. It was actually the month of April, during the Holy Week, Black Saturday to be exact. So I decided to played a trick with my friends, I asked them “what if I can snap a picture of a ghost with my camera today?!” and I remembered my friend told me NOT TO DO IT!! but because of my mischievousness, I didn’t listen to her, hence, I took pictures in every corner but I didn’t get anything, and I was disappointed.

Until, I decided to take a picture of a HOUSE on the other street, where in it was one of the big houses on the other side, so the windows of its second floor that is facing our direction is very much interesting to look at, not that I’m expecting in seeing something FUNNIER! Just kidding. There were no one in the house that day, almost dark, and the window has no curtains so you can see the walls of the room inside.

And because of this, I told my friend, “Maybe I should take a picture of that window, I might get something”… My friend almost walked out on me when I told her my idea, she was really scared, but I just stopped her from going home. So, I clicked on the shutter, right after doing that I felt very strangely excited. I tried to review the image…. And as they say, “BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR, ’cause you might just get it”. And indeed, I got what I was looking for. All my hair stood up with what I saw! A lady standing at the window staring directly into my camera or should I say at me! And thinking about it now, makes me feel scared. Then I zoom in the picture, I was surprised to see, that it wasn’t just the lady who is looking in the window, there were a lot of them! A family. So I tried to call my friend’s attention, but she thought I was just fooling around, but when she saw it, we both just wanted to go home.

I showed the picture to my mother and tried to show it my father as well, but my father is not buying it, because he does not believe in Ghost specially White Ladies. Giving me explanations on what might cause it, telling me Bible verses about dead people, spirits and souls. Well, that’s my dad, but I know, he’s just doing this so I won’t be scared as well. Anyways, after I showed them, many of neighbors wanted to see the picture which I willingly showed them and thinking about how funny that just because of that image, I became famous with my neighbors. But unfortunately, and this really frustrates me, the bad news is, I LOST the picture when my OLD computer was rebooted because it has a virus. But whether you wanna believe my story or not, it’s fine.

First time a Ghost touch… oh, no.. GRAB me!
This was just recently, uhmmm… I was actually sleeping when it happened. That night I was very sad, I am not so happy with the status of my life at that time. I remembered my father told me, “you already forget to pray”, and yes I do felt guilty about it, and to think it’s been months since the last time I prayed, and I realized, so this must be the reason why I am very sad and feeling so empty. So that evening, I PRAYED. It was very short. Then I went to sleep, and I went to sleep very fast. I remembered my dream that night, I was watching a taekwondo competition somewhere, when my teammates started to join me. I was so hooked up watching the players, laughing, cheering until I heard someone’s calling me. First the distance of the voice was very far, it was a voice from someone familiar, it was a girl’s voice, but I couldn’t figure out who she was, but even though that I am aware that she was calling me, I am too focus with what I am watching that I don’t even want to look at her, but then the voice keeps getting louder and louder, until I felt her saying “Czaza, Czaza, Czaza!” close to my EAR! And since I am still not looking at her, she GRABBED MY HAND and shook it until I woke up, and I heard the last time she mentioned my name: CZAZA! And I was already awake! I remembered the position when I woke up, it was at the top of my head [I know, it looks funny] and I still can feel the way that lady GRABBED my hand and shook it.

My heart was pounding very fast, so I decided to sit up for a while but then my head is telling me to go back to sleep, I was really tired that night and I wanted to complete an 8 hour. It was my day off and I really want to rest, my eyes are still heavy, but still managed to look at the time and it was only 12AM, and to think I started sleeping 11:00PM, oh, I was more frustrated than feeling scared this time. So what I did, and what I always do everytime I this happens, I PRAY. I pray to remain stronger and so I can go back to sleep without worries. And indeed after that, I got my 8 hour sleep, I woke up 9AM. Prayer is indeed, the most powerful weapon to any bad spirits!

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

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more Ghost stories to come…

Mouth Sore

Ever had that stingy sensation inside your mouth? That oh, so painful white blisters that even a single bite of your favorite dessert makes you wanna jump out of the window and scream??? I most of the time have them. Mouth Sores, Canker Sores, Ulcers or in tagalog: Singaw. It sometimes comes in not just one, two or three… but instead, sometimes, it comes in more than you can imagine! And it’s like having angry bees inside you mouth, whenever you try to laugh, talk, smile and worst EAT! Some can even have a fever just because of these sores! like my mom. But luckily for me, right now, i have 8 of them and not getting feverish.

From one of the article that i read from the past, [yes, i researched about this, for the reason that i wanna know why i have them so often, though i always follow what my dentist told me to do, brush atleast 2x a day, gargle with bactidol, put Daktarin atleast every 4 hours, etc… but it still not working, for if one heals, another one will come out! shoot me!]Mouth sores, are not, contagious though and it is somehow from the food that you eat. Maybe my mouth is sensitive to some foods, like fried, crispies, or to anything hard and fishy [And i love fish!]. And what i’m trying to understand here is that, as far as i know, i have no allergy on any kinds of food ever! Or is it just because of the intense heat that my country [Philippines] is experiencing right now.

My dentist also told me that this is also heredetary, so maybe i got it from my mom. And she also said, that when i eat fried foods and fishy foods, it might be scratching the linings of my mouth and tongue. So i also told her, that i noticed that this happens specially when i am about to have my period. Like 1 week before it. So imagine you [girls] PMS-ing with sores allover your mouth, plus the heat of the weather! And once you have your period, and you still have them on your mouth, it is really a killer, because, being unable to eat will trigger your dysmenorrhea. Arrrhggghhhh! The perks of being a woman. [don’t get me wrong i love being a lady, but this is really a punishment! haha!] And i did experience these, and i do feel like i wanna kill someone or something, if anyone tries to bother me [ Excuse my expression. Smiley :p ].

DEBACTEROL VIALI am also an acidic person and it is about to become ulcer already. So, that means i can’t take anything that has Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen meds, like Alaxan, a pain reliever or muscle relaxant. [Great!] So my dentist gave me Paracetamol, adviced me to continue using bactidol as mouthwash and then she recommended the craziest ointment ever! DEBACTEROL! Too bad, for they are not selling it in the Philippines anymore. Hehe! For the reason in which i am still trying to know. Well about this ointment, first, it is awfully painful! like seriously! Painful to the point that you will lose your self after putting it on the affected area. But after one drop, it’s like magic! viola! after 5mins, it is healed. But the whitish blistering color is still there, but the pain will be gone. Second thing about Debacterol is that it is VERY VERY EXPENSIVE! It comes in a very very small container (750php) and it also comes in one cotton bud like tube. It does have cotton bud tips, one end is a dry cotton bud and on the other side, you’ll have to break it to let the ointment pass through the cotton tip. And it is (250php) and you can only use it once. And did i mention, expensive?Debacterol

This ointment is really effective, and if you really want to eat that lasagna and enjoy all other foods in the party, better use Debacterol. Aside from that, since i still failed to look for this ointment for the past couple of months now, i am using a CANKER MOUTH SORE SOLUTION that you buy from Generics Pharmacy. and it is as effective and as painful as debacterol. However this one is a much much more cheaper than the other one. It is only 45php. If you want less pain though, you might wanna buy, DAKTARIN or DEQUADIN with Kamilosan Spray. It can help relieve pain with less pain. It can also ease the healing process. But not as fast as Debacterol and the canker mouth sore solution.

Canker Mouth Sore Solution and Kamilosan Spray

– Don’t know if it’s alright to post something about this, however, i’m gonna share it anyway. It’s a bit sensitive for others though. But at the same time it is still health related. Feel free to post you comments, suggestions and opinions! Thanks!