Monday 12 September 2011

Jologs Moment: Kapamilya Live 2011 in Kuwait

I allow my ka-jologan to escape when I'm abroad.

Well why not? If I am willing to spend here times 3 more than it costs in the Philippines for a movie ticket, notwithstanding scenes containing kissing or foul language are chopped off (that's roughly15-20% of the most movies), why should I hesitate to support our Filipino artists for more or less the same cost? Furthermore I appreciate the gesture of our sikat (famous) stars travelling miles away from 3 stars and a sun, braving to show up in some obscure venue to personally entertain hard working, homesick OFWs like me. 


Tuesday 6 September 2011

Date Night

Tonight is our date night.

Sometime end of last year I demanded to Harley that he must date me at least once a week. I reasoned that he owe it to me since he was able to escape the obligation of taking me to dates for 3 years, before we got married. Of course it does not matter that we were on long distance relationship then...


Saturday 3 September 2011

Dream Vacation

My parents always say it's never wrong to dream. What is wrong is to limit myself by being scared to dream big dreams.

When I was young as I devoured a novels upon novels of romance set in English regency period I used to vow to myself that I would someday set foot on England I did not know then how that could happen. How a skinny, brown-skinned girl who grew up in squatters area could possibly travel to England - fly out of the Philippines even. But you know what, it did happen. And God is amazingly good because I was able to go to England for free and live there for 2 years! (I was sent there by my then company as a software developer for British government projects).


Thursday 2 June 2011

Sad Day

It's a sad day for us.

My mother in law, whom we all love so dearly, has been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. She is scheduled for surgery this coming Sunday and she will undergo chemotherapy after that.

Please include her in your prayers.


Thursday 5 May 2011

Can't Wait for July

July is going to be great, amazing, fantastic, brilliant!

Why? Well it's not only because my handsome hubby and my beautiful BFF are going to celebrate their birthdays in July, and not only because we are going home to Cebu and La Union in July, BUT also because of this...


Friday 29 April 2011

Glued to the Royal Wedding

I am currently glued to BBC for 3 hours now watching the most anticipated royal wedding. The whole world is tuned in for sure. It's not every year a British monarch (a very paparrazied one since birth at that) gets married. And to stroke every girl's fancy, he married a commoner - in contrast to most consorts-in-waiting for over 350 years.


Monday 18 April 2011

Toughest Place to be a Bus Driver - a BBC Documentary

This BBC documentary really tugged at my heartstrings. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is a BBC documentary of a London bus driver who goes to our country to be a bus (jeepney) driver in Manila. He meets Mang Rogelio, a jeepney driver who shows him the ropes, and lives with Mang Rogelio’s family in a very humble (literally small) house located in the slums area.

The documentary also introduced me to “pagpag”; leftover food (as in tira-tira na ng ibang tao) from fast food chains are collected, cleaned and cooked again. A lot of people actually buy and eat it because it’s very cheap! So sad :(


Wednesday 30 March 2011

Root Canal Again

I decided to book an appointment at one of the Maidan Group clinics here in Kuwait. I was thinking of getting a filling procedure done for one tooth. Well I wasn’t experiencing any pain whatsoever. I was just excited to avail my dental insurance, curious how significant the discount would be (LOL).


Tuesday 29 March 2011

The Return of the Comeback

I thought I got rid of it.

It disappeared when I was in the land of “cheers!” & lorries. It did not even manage to gather strength for a comeback when I returned to the land of sultry weather peppered with smog coming from the longest parking lot in the world (EDSA). When I was young it used to haunt me every day. It woke me up every single night. Then when I turned 25 the attacks got less and less frequent until it disappeared altogether. It was dormant for years, plus also I believe the regular romp between the sheets helped in keeping it at bay, I really thought it was gone for good.


Saturday 26 March 2011

Tsunami of Sand in Kuwait

On March 25 Friday evening, I informed my husband that I was ready to go (for a grocery shopping) when we suddenly heard a bang on our glass window. Then from a perfectly lovely day it suddenly turned dark, all we could hear was some whooshing sound from the outside. Sandstorm, we immediately concluded. But we soon realized it was not an ordinary sandstorm as the whooshing sounds got louder and more forceful. It was really pitch black outside. We couldn’t even make out the lights from the nearby apartment buildings. We were lucky that though the dust managed to seep into our apartment we were still inside, which was definitely safer. It would be truly unfortunate if you're caught in the middle of it.


Sunday 20 March 2011

People first. Pets second. Things last.

I woke up yesterday with a sense of anticipation knowing that the 4-door wardrobe (bought on sale from Banta... see I do have frugal bone in my body) would be delivered at 10am. I literally had to shake my hubby awake as we had to get ready for it. I was excited, no kidding. I was actually up to the task of rearranging our bedroom and reorganizing our stuffs.


Friday 18 March 2011

Ichiko Nails & Day Spa: A Piece of Heaven for Kikays in Davao

I have always been a fond of Japanese beauty products. Whenever I had the chance to visit the interesting country, I made sure to experiment the trends and I was never disappointed with the results. For years now my daily moisturizer is Kose (a known Japanese brand) and I have always received compliments of how young looking my skin is.


Tuesday 18 January 2011

1,000 KD to every Kuwaiti

My Kuwaiti colleagues were ecstatic when they learned that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has issued instructions granting every Kuwaiti citizen KD 1,000 as well as free food rations for 14 months as of next month.


Sunday 9 January 2011

New Year's Resolution for 2011

A colleague/friend asked me over our usual coffee break this morning: Any new year resolution?

I stared at her blankly for a while. Suddenly didn't know how to answer it. I realized I had forgotten to write down a list of new year's resolution. Maybe because at the back of my mind, why bother? I wouldn't keep it anyway.

I was on the verge of shaking my head, when she suddenly

Wednesday 5 January 2011

Welcome 2011!

It is an understatement to say that time is really fast. Wow. It's scary (we're getting old fast!) but I am very glad to bid buh-bye to 2010.

Why? Because, in all honesty, 2010 was a difficult year for us.


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