Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Umbrella ella

I'm so unlucky with umbrellas, I lost mine again. It must have dropped in the cab or plane. I remember I bought that one to replace my other umbrella which I left in a cab. :( It was only a 6-month umbrella and I don't want to buy another one, these umbrellas are expensive nowadays. :(

Saturday, February 23, 2013

PMS Convention

I attended the 2-day convention of the Philippine Meteorological Society (PMS) in Quezon City, last February 21-22, a good way to celebrate my birthday.  The theme was, “Today’s Meteorologist: Scaling up Effective Early Warning Services (EWS)”. It served as a venue to present the recent hydrometeorological hazards, which are becoming more frequent and more intense. As a new member, it was a great experience for me. Recent developments and studies in the EWS were presented. A Japanese researcher presented about micro satellites. They’re really smart; it looked like they were just manufacturing a DIY auto rotisserie.

The convention was really successful and I learned a lot. During the last part, I was given the task to give a reflection of the activity:

As a METEOROLOGIST, it opened my mind to opportunities: opportunity to learn and master a field in meteorology like weather forecasting, flood forecasting or in aviation; opportunity to maximize the use of these newly developed systems especially in the Visayas region, like the Hydromet Decision Support System (HDSS), Community Based Flood Early Warning System (CBFEWS), and the Rainfall Warning System (RWS)

As WOMAN, it reminded me that I could be an active partner of dissemination of information, and I could be an agent of resilience.

And as a PUBLIC SERVANT, I am more challenged to provide accurate information, in a timely manner and in a way that is understandable to the stakeholders.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happiness is...

getting a RAZR from your sister. Yeay! This is my second Motorola phone and I love it. This replaces the ATRIX, which will soon be used by my parents. I always get lucky with phones and gadgets, they just come for free. :) I already had a free laptop, iTouch, so hopefully next would be an iPad ;)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Day

Yesterday, my friend Ivy gave birth to a baby girl, Kendall Amaranthe, such a cute name.

It's another Valentine's day and my day started right. I just had a lecture with BEEd students from Cebu Normal University and they were a fun group. I like that kind of audience. So later, as everyone else is panicking for vday, I'll have a date with Nicholas Sparks after work and treat myself w/ white chocolate mocha, since my loveydove’s not around. I first borrowed The Choice, and hoping to see more Sparks' in my sister’s camp trunks.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pitch Perfect

A perfect movie to lift your mood. Their song selection, the accapela, the remix, the riff off and Anna Kendrick, they're all Acca- Awesome!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shoes for rainy days

We are in the dry cold season but we are still experiencing rainy days due to the “tail end of a cold front”, a system that is not supposed to be translated in Cebuano.  Anyway, I need shoes for rainy days since I walk everyday to work. I have eyed several pairs of boots but it doesn't have my size, my usual dilemma. So, I tried looking for salomon trail shoes and other rubber shoes but I ended up buying a pair of converse sneakers.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunny w/ a Chance of Rain Storms

That is the Philippines stock market climate outlook for 2013, according to CitisecOnline. I'm still a newbie in this field, and so far, I like the numbers that I'm seeing in my account. It's been indeed sunny this year. For more guidance on investing, you can click here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lecture aide

Got myself a wireless laser presenter. This would be really useful for my lectures. And I'm glad there's CD-R King, which sells cheaper version of this gadget.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


I've been disturbed lately with the radio of the occupants next to my room. Apparently, they like the song Pusong Bato so much, and it's starting to become a last song syndrome. Whew!! I really need something to soundproof my room, and a toggle clamp would be handy. Time to decorate my room a bit too. And to my boardmates, prepare for some loud David Guetta tonight.

Friday, February 1, 2013

We've Got Tonight

I fell in love with Phil Phillips' performance during the top 3 round of american idol season 11.