Daddy’s Corner Tag

Hunyo 11, 2008

Been tagge by vhiel of Can of Thoughts. Sorry, if it took me a long time to do this. Still, thanks for tagging me. 🙂

It’s Dad’s Day in just a few days. Time to honor the man who had provided well, nurtured and made me the way I am today. To my father, my mentor and the biggest influence in my life, thank you. For always understanding and never judging the choices I make. 🙂

I’m passing this tag to you, who is reading this post. Honor the man in your life (dad, husband, uncle…).

Happy Father’s Day, daddies!

{Start Copy Here}

Started by Mitchteryosa

1) Copy from {Start Copy Here} to {End Copy Here}.
2) Blog Brag about your husband – yes, the father of your child/ren. As I’ve said singles may also join by bragging about their own fathers, or even grandfathers. It doesn’t matter! Of course, Daddy bloggers themselves may also join, but you have to blog about your fathers and not about yourselves, deal? Okay. Good.
3) Add your blog in the master list below linking to the post that you just made. Or if you wish, do it as how I’ve done it in my other blog by adding a new page.
4) Leave your comment here and don’t forget to leave your link so you can be added on the masterlist. Yup. Here. Thanks!
5) Let’s not forget Peppermint Creative for the corner border I used for the badge.
Master list:
  1. When Silence Speaks
  2. Everything About Deye
  3. Etc Atbp
  4. Pinay Mommy Online
  5. Coffee Cup Princess
  6. Pinaymama’s Dairy
  7. A Mother of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,
  8. Everything that has Breathe Praise the Lord,
  9. Kate Ashley,
  10. Top Form Secrets
  11. Marilyn
  12. Anything and Everything in Between
  13. Can of Thoughts
  14. Crumbs
  15. You’re Next….

{End Copy Here}

One Year

Abril 17, 2008

I have one good reason to celebrate.

Because the month of April marks crumbs‘ one year.

That made me smile — a big one plastered on my face right now. 😀 I still can’t believe that I’ve been blogging (seriously) for a year. A couple of years ago, I used to maintain a (very inactive) blog somewhere else (in a social networking site 😀 ). I wasn’t even aware of the existence of WordPress then! Thanks to Tim, who encouraged me to attend the i-blog summit in UP last year. I’d say it was “enlightening.” If I hadn’t joined, I wouldn’t have discovered the fun of sharing my thoughts to the rest of the world and getting a response from whoever reads whatever I have written. The biggest reward of blogging, for me, is gaining friends that ordinarily I wouldn’t have met if I wasn’t here. You, people in my blogroll, I thank you—for sharing bits and pieces of your life and letting me share mine. 🙂

Cheers to us!
P.S – I have also started a photo blog here. You might want to take a look. I’d appreciate it very much. 🙂

Weekend Film Picks

Abril 15, 2008

I didn’t realize how weird the last weekend was until I thought of the films I preferred watching from Friday to Sunday. I really don’t know what I was thinking, but these are the movies that occupied my weekend, watched in THAT order.

1. Nim’s Island

Despite several curious situations in this film, I still liked it!

It’s about an 11-year-old girl named Nim (Abegail Breslin) who lives in an isolated island with her microbiologist dad Jack (Gerard Butler). As far as she could remember, after her mother died, the island has been her home. Everyday is an adventure for Nim. For friends, she has a sea lion named Selkie, an iguana named Fred and a pelican called Galileo. She has a very healthy imagination and her favorite books are those adventure stories written by her favorite author, Alex Rover (who is Alexandra Rover in real life—played by Jodie Foster). When her father goes missing from one of his research, Nim is left all alone in their island. For some twist of fate, she is able to exchange e-mails with her favorite author. Alexandra, on the other hand, realizing that Nim is just a little girl who needs her help. Alexandra, came to the rescue, yes, but with much effort and misadventures.

Note: One has to watch Nim’s Island with a child’s eyes.

Read more…

Avilon, the Second Time Around

Abril 6, 2008

The first time I visited Avilon Zoo a couple of years back, I really loved the experience!

Welcome to Avilon Zoo

Yesterday (April 5), together with some friends from work, I spent a whole day at Avilon Zoo for the second time, and boy, I had a wonderful time! As they say, the second time is always sweeter, well in this case, much, much better than the first since a lot of improvement had been done by the administration of the zoological park (and still doing more until now, kudos to them).

Unlike my first visit, our small group didn’t hire a tour guide. Since I’ve been there before, maybe I’ll just be the tour guide (minus the explanation about the animals, of course! 😀 ). Avilon Zoo is a seven hectare park and it’s fun to get lost at such a big place when you’re with carefree, good-tempered people. Nobody complained about all the walking, the heat or to those who arrived a little late. All of us just had fun! And I’d like to share just how much fun we had.

Read more…

“Smelly P’s”—The Beginning of an Adventure

Abril 1, 2008

In celebration of April Fool’s, I’d like to share some works of art by a colleague. The initial creation is a product of a misheard term and the last two sprung from a series of hilarious discussion with other co-workers. So, without further ado, may I present “Smelly Ps”, created by Conrad. I hope they’re good April Fool’s surprises. 😀


Introducing ‘Yagit’ (orphan) — the character that started it all.

Read more…

Almost Summer

Marso 7, 2008

It feels good to get away from the hum of the city even for a while. A few weeks ago, I had the chance to spend a couple of days in Pundaquit, Zambales. Let me share some pictures of those relaxing days. 🙂

Early morning in Pundaquit, Zambales I love walking on the sand. Sea breeze on my skin.

Exploring the beach early morning, Saturday.


See the island?Kubo - perfect provincial ambience.By the nearby hill.Fun on the beach.

*Some quick snaps.*




The more lively end.

Bridge to Pundaquit.

The other side.

Had to ask our driver to stop here so I could take these shots.

I need to explore the place more. And I’m definitely going back! I have yet to know the real name of the river and the places it runs through. I have to visit the islands, too (Caponies) and see the other side of the hill, where, according to the locals, the water is calmer and the environment is more serene. Yeah, there’s a lot more to discover!

Wednesday Breakfast

Pebrero 21, 2008

Because it was Wednesday and had to hurry, had to have quick breakfast and this is what I had:


The strawberries were a bit sour but still good. I was dreaming of eating some more the whole day. 😀

Something Old, Something New

Pebrero 18, 2008

This a long overdue tag. I was supposed to post it a long time ago. This tag’s from Rhapsody. She wants me to go over my archives and pick a few posts about:

  • Family: Definitely, it’s “Laugh at Your Heart’s Content.” The post is composed of photos mainly but I think they say a lot about how we are in the family (meaning, the whole clan). Besides, those photos are among my most treasured — happy and carefree.
  • Friends: From my Old Neighborhood. I grew up in the barrio, so the neighborhood is pretty tight. The other kids there became my first buddies before I made friends in school.
  • Myself: Me, a Love Charm?! I still think I am. 😀 Read the post and tell me if my theory is correct. 😉
  • Choice: It’s about an old hobby, a Forgotten Passion. I’m trying to find time to do it. I will. Someday. Tell me if I should. 🙂
  • Something I love: I love this poem. 😀 I hope you’ll read it and you’ll share yours!

That’s about it. I’m supposed to tag other people, but I guess most of you did this already. But if you’re reading this post and haven’t done this meme, then I’m passing it on to you. Just remember this simple rule:

Go through your archive and choose five of your favorite posts about your family, friends, yourself, something you love and lastly, your own choice.

I’m Back!

Pebrero 17, 2008
I’ve been out of touch for more than a month! I didn’t realize it had been that long. But I’m back. A lot of things occupied my time the past month — at work, in my personal life, the family. So, how’s everybody? I hope your Valentine’s Day was great. Please tell me about it. And speaking of Valentine’s Day, this song was playing over the radio while I was on my way to work last Thursday.
I know it’s a mushy song but it was just perfect for the occasion! The lady sitting next to me was actually sighing, I swear! The one I listened to was a different version, by the way. Much better than Dusty Springfield’s (in my opinion). “Something in Your Eyes” is one of the songs in Claire dela Fuente’s new album. Listen to it. Fall in love.
Belated Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ll be in your blogs soon, people. And Rhapsody, I’ll do the tag really, really soon. I promise, I promise, I promise.

The 20 Questions

Enero 15, 2008

A tag from Raymond. I need to answer these twenty questions.


Remove 1 question from below, and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag 8 people in your list, list them out at the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged.

1.) Have you ever made a wish on a falling star? Did it come true?
Falling or not, I always make a wish upon the stars. Sarap mag-stargazing sa bubong namin. Some of my wishes did come true.

2.) At what age do you wish to marry?
I’m not so sure. I have no time-line where marriage is concern.

3.) What color do you like most?
At the moment, I like orange. Since moving to a new place last year, I’m able to marvel at the beautiful sunset again. Especially on weekends, where I can just sit at the roof deck and wait for the sun to set, until it’s completely hidden behind the mountains.

4.) Where is the place that you want to go the most?
France. I’d like to visit its countryside. But I’ve yet to learn French and have yet to save up for my plane ticket, pocket money and other travel expenses. When will it happen? I don’t know. Maybe in the years to come.

5.) Which part of you that you hate the most?
Hmmm… This is a tricky question. 😀 Let’s see. I’m comfortable with myself, so, maybe, it’s not right that I should hate anything about me.

6.) When you encounter a sad moment, what do you do?
I have this tendency of brooding over sad events, especially if I’m not the affected person. Ewan ko ba. I feel sad for sad people.

7.) What are you afraid to lose the most?
Of course, the people that matter to me most.

8.) If you win $1 million, what would you do?
Buy myself a car, because I really need it. Then, I’ll save some of the remaining money and share some.

9.) If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
I’m too shy to do that. So, NO, I will not. 😀

10.) List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you.
Foo is a new blog friend. Pero mukhang mabait naman sya, malamang computer wiz din, at halatang devoted blogger!

11.) What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?
Be a good person most of the time and be crazy once in a while!

12.) Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most?
Not spending more time with my baby niece. I didn’t realize I wasn’t always there for her until the day that she had to leave and be cradled once more in God’s loving embrace.

13.) Which type of person do you hate the most?
Yung mga plastic lang, tapos yung mga sinungaling din.

14.) What is your ambition?
To travel the world! Hahahaha!

15.) What is the thing that will make you think he is bad?
Pag di sya marunong rumespeto.

16.) What is it that people doesn’t know about you?
Secret. Hehehe. I still don’t want them to know. 😀

17.) What is your motto in life?
Cliché, but I do follow the golden rule. Isa pang cliché: Patience is indeed a virtue.

18.) What kind of chocolate do you prefer?
Dark chocolate. The bitter the taste, the more I love it. 😀

19.) In 2008, do you have a new year’s resolution?
I don’t make resolutions. I just try to be a better person everyday. 😀

20.) If your better half is cheating on you, will you forgive her?
I will forgive him. But it would also signal that its time we live “separate lives.”

Hey, MC, Sherma, WitchyBoop, Mitsuru, Len, Hitokirihoshi, Tayns, and Arminnehaha-it’s your turn to answer them!