It's been a slow week. I'm just basically bored yet can't seem to sit still long enough to work on my computer. The rain has cooled everything. Didn't want to read. Didn't want to do anything except watch TV or read blogs all day. Finished my reports early so I've been staring out of the window again.

Lives of quite desperation. I'm desperate for new jeans, chocolates, shopping, a good book.

My latest obsession is the TV series, Desperate Housewives. Last week, it was Michael Scofield of Prison Break. But, much too young ;) much too young. I love the tattoo with the secret in it though.

Watched two seasons of DH and tried to make a map of Wisteria Lane. Keep getting confused of who lives next to who. I need a map. I don't know why, I just do. It's the Bree in me. Anyway, may I just say that Mike Delfino is absolutely yummy.


Sequence No. 2

I was riding a jeepney towards home and was stuck in traffic just in front of UP, waiting impatiently for the intersection to clear up. I was thinking of the things I have to do to finish the website. There was Tintin's pics I have to edit. E-books I wanted to read. And I just really want to get home fast.

It was about six pm and the weather was unusually cloudy and dark. When I gazed up, a large circle of clear sky slowly circled up, like a tornado growing right in the sky in front of me. It was unusual and amazing. I watched in awe. And then I started to panic. Should I run? Can I outrun it? Is this the end of the world? In the east horizon, towards Arevalo ... a looming wave 150 feet high coming right at me ... :)

Then I woke up.

The aftermath of watching too many disaster movies.

(Sings) "It's the end of the world as we know it." And I feel fine.


PhotoFriday: Girl


I promised her I'd take her pic and give her a big photograph for her birthday. I didn't realize what I was getting into until she showed up with 4 different outfits and asked who will do her make-up. hehehe. A friend did her hair but her father didn't approve of any make-up. We had to set-up a quick studio at the office for her "photoshoot", and borrowed a fan for effect. Good thing I was using a digital camera. At first, she was all model-like, imitating the fashion models on TV with pouts, and runway poses and she refused to smile. Was able to convince her that she looks much sweeter posing like a 7 year-old would.

This is not the pic I gave her. But I like this one most.


I just learned the basics of flash in Dreamweaver. And found this all Filipino webdesigners website called Philweavers. :) Yey!

Anyway, it led me to this site: Animator vs. Animations. Must see!


Woe is me! for bad ISP

I have been trying to upload newly designed websites on my brother's server. I have tried this before. Uploaded two of my web pages just to try it out and I have succeeded.

I recently created folders for my sister and sis-in-law, for their websites. The server confirmed this. But for some reason - and I've been trying for over a month now, I can't upload new pages on that site. Bwisit! I have new clients to impress. How can they do this to me. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Will have to settle for a webshot view of the html I've created. The real site will have the real contents. As per agreement, I will make the site, my sisters will have to provide the content and I'm still waiting for that.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
This is for my sister-in-law.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
This is for my sister's business. She's an events planner.


The ABC's of my URL

Here's what you do:
1. Go to your URL field and type the letter "A"
2. Copy + Paste what comes up
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you get to the end of the alphabet
4. Post for others to see

So here are the ABC's of my URL's:
A Address.Mail.Yahoo
B Blogger
C this page
D Daquilanea.net
E Elgu Ncc Iloilo
F Flickr
G Google
H Haring Liwanag
I Inquirer
J Jab and Grapple
K Kasadyahan
L Listening to Yourself
M Mail Yahoo
N National Geographic
O Older Blogdrive
P Photofriday
Q none whatsoever
R Rachelem
S Sitemeter
T Twisted
U Undiscussable Realms
V Vcaroline Blogspot
W Web design
X Xgiddy
Y Yahoo
Z Zonta

I am obviously bored and have nothing to do - hehehe

Photo Friday: Boy


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Taken after a golden wedding anniversary mass last July at Odiongan, Romblon. Wearing his barong, flip flops and his favorite mouth ornament :)


Rice wine

I'm very tired today. The office has offered aerobics classes every MWF, after office hours and I've joined in the hope of shedding a few pounds. Last night, the teacher taught us belly dancing that sways the hips like it would kick a horse and move the arms like snakes in a snake charmer's basket. It was fun.

But now, every part of my booty is killing me. My abs hurt. And I feel just dead tired.

It didn't help that I woke up at 3 a.m. this morning and couldn't get back to sleep.

I slept all throughout lunchbreak and just don't have any energy to move. After my third cup of coffee, a friend of mine gave me rice wine from Pototan. Said it will soothe all my aching muscles. Haven't finished my glass yet ... but yup, I feel better already.


You believe

I just heard that someone very capable of doing her job has been re-assigned to another office where she will not only prove useless, but will crush her spirit because she doesn't really belong there. All in the name of politics. No opportunity for defense. No added incentive. No justice.

Sometimes you wonder if things will ever improve in this country. You wonder if people in power will ever grow a conscience and use their powers for the good of all. You wonder if good ever triumphs over evil at all. You wonder ... and you worry. Times like these, I think of the Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. And I wonder if the ring-holder will ever have the courage to throw all that evil into the Mountain of Doom. Frodo didn't do it on his own. By his greed, Gollum was the savior of all. But Frodo was the hero. Either way, power gets the best of all of us. So when will it all end? When will we ever learn? When do we give up?

In the midst of all of these, we could only hope. Aragorn. Superman. Spiderman. Atticus Finch. Jesus. You just have to believe that evenually that day will come.


Haha Heehee

I'm in a good mood today. I don't know why. Maybe a sense of accomplishment of getting a client who will actually pay for something I did, and be pleased with what I did. Spent my weekend on a powerpoint presentation for a thesis. Yes, there are people who don't know powerpoint. Lucky me.

I realize now that to be able to sell my skills, I have to shamelessly advertise them. And I'm beginning to see the results of shameless advertising. The reason I didn't take up business is because I can't sell anything. I see things as they are - disadvantages and advantages. And I compulsively tell all without any inhibitions, that I inadverdently discourage buyers from buying anything. I like selling skills better. I make no excuses. I know what I can and cannot do. And what I cannot do, I learn to do. So the enterprise eventually becomes beneficial to both buyer and seller. I learn things and live for the challenge, my client gets what she/he wants. So yes, I'm learning that to get by in this business, we must sell ourselves, take away all humility and blatantly promote self short of being narcissist. I hope I don't bloat my self-esteem too much. I will be the first to detest myself.

I have been watching this mini-series on TV called "Life is not all haha heehee" based on a novel by Meera Sayal. And I'm so much into it. Is it possible to see self in all three women? One, an obedient newly-wed, another a depressed wife and mother and the last, an ambitious self-possed career woman. Of course, one personality has to be stronger than the other. I hate to admit it but I know exactly which personality I belong. I strive to get out of that boxed persona. It is bad enough to have others judge you, but to define self as certain personality leads to unhealthy thoughts. So no, I refuse to limit myself to that. I am that but so much more. So haha heehee, life is more than that.

I am without beau but Im not loveless. Sigh Sigh Sigh. Yup, I'm in a very good mood today.