Thursday, May 30, 2013

5th wheel

I'm on a three-day seminar workshop for ISSP at the National Computer Center in UP Diliman. The important thing I learned today is that "a car should always have 5 wheels". It means that a back up is one of the top things to be considered when making plans. The seminar is really enlightening and I hope that the plans on improving and strengthening the Philippine digital strategy will be realized in the timeframe mentioned. Well, the process is slow but at least we are getting there.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


This is the song which was sung by our uncles during the reunion. They are really good singers and they sounded really nice with their voice blending.

Their performance reminded me of the days when there was still harana, a very romantic old Filipino tradition for courtship by serenading.

Monday, May 27, 2013


I was able to capture the majestic view of the supermoon last May 25. 


We had our 3rd Saletrero family reunion last May 25-26. We successfully hosted it and had good feedback from our relatives about the place. It was the best reunion so far and the impromptu presentations of each family made it more fun. We were very entertained with the kids' dance number, as well as with the presentations of our uncles.

It's really good to have this gathering of families; you would be able to trace your place in the family tree and I am hoping that I could still attend next year so I won't forget the names or faces of our relatives.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

50 + +

The training last week, the reunion, and my hunger for hinilisan made my weight a 50++.. I believe I gained almost 3 kilos for the past 2 weeks. I thought missing the fiesta celebrations here in Bohol was good for my weight, but it only made me crave for more humbang baboy, dinuguan and cbicharon, and now that I'm home, I satisfied my cravings, plus plus.

Magic Sing

The MagicSing brought fun to our family gathering yesterday. It didn't matter even if we don't have new chip for new songs because the classics are still the best when it comes to videoke. And we didnt need to have cheap mellophone at wwbw for accompaniment coz the sound system at the venue was also good enough to make our voices sound nice.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

525,600 minutes

the only song i like from the musical RENT

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Long week

It feels like this is going to be a very long week. I am looking forward to our family reunion this weekend and my sister's coming home. Then next week, I'll be attending training in Manila. It just feels so good to be out of the office these days. Sitting in the office feels like I am choked with the best bark collar, a lot of negative energy around and I am guarding myself so I won’t be infected.

Monday, May 20, 2013

My prayer

O Father, give us the humility which realizes its ignorance,
Admits its mistakes, recognizes its need, welcomes advice, accepts rebuke. 
Help us always to praise rather than to criticize,
To sympathize rather than to discourage, to build rather than to destroy,
And to think of people at their best rather than at their worst.
This we ask for thy name’s sake. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Back to base

Just got home from the three-day training in Manila. It's about a new satellite that we will use for forecasting. Some modules are too technical for me but the actual application was quite okay though it would take years to master it. But I really want to be trained more on drawing streamlines. for trade printing would be a good source to look for printers for weather maps and it would be nice if we could have one at our station. There are computerized drawings now, of weather maps, but starting from the very foundation of this would be very helpful.
Anyway, it's good to be back in Cebu; Manila's temperature is almost unbearable. I just wanna stay indoors all the time, even at night.

Wait, Read, Fly

Good thing I brought this with me. Books don't run out of battery so it kept me company while waiting for the delayed Cebu Pacific flight. 

 Another borrowed book from my sister's library. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dong Juan

Dong Juan, the name sounds very masculine. Knowing the name alone, my impression would have been, it's a place selling high end liquors, cigars and cigar magazine, and it’s a place where big time businessmen and politicians hang out. But no, it’s just a fine new restaurant in Galleria with a good view of the Tagbilaran City wharf. The food is good and the price is reasonable.

Fiesta 2013

Happy Fiesta Bilar! 

May 15 is our annual town fiesta in honor of St Isidore the Farmer. I wish everyone in our town a happy and peaceful celebration, and may the election hot issues now be over.

Of course, fiesta won't be the same without these.......

Monday, May 13, 2013

Dream Catcher

I had sleep paralysis again last night, and it's always a scary experience. So now, I started reading about it and it makes me feel better that the experience is common, the feeling like  there's someone or something evil is moving closer to you and you neither can move nor breathe. And just like others, this will drag you to sleep 4-5 to times before you get your strength to really wake up.

If yoga could diagnose this, then I'd be needing yoga mats wholesale price. I believe it would really help to have a relaxed and still mind. Or maybe, I just need a dream catcher.

New Buzzz

A new branch of The Buzzz cafe is now in Galleria, Tagbilaran City. The new place is much bigger and the location is really perfect w/ a view of the sunset. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Once Upon a TV

I've been watching once upon a time TV series and I'm starting to like it. It's a fairy tale series in which the characters were brought to the real world because of a curse. So, the episodes have those elements of the fairy world like the ogres, witches, wolves, Snow's bow & arrow, magic beans, giants, and all those kind of stuff, but I didn’t expect there was a good looking Pinocchio and a sexy Captain Hook.

Mama's day

Happy mother's day Mama Nena, 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Election Noise

Two nights before the election and the quiet locality of Zamora is very alive. Since I got home today, the sound of motorcycles rushing all night annoys me, plus the presence of these uniformed armed men just adds up the heat of elections. Maybe these men are on the look out for people giving out something like morgan dollar, or simply, those who are trying to buy votes. I wish this will be over already.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hair plan

Should I go back to straight or should I stay w/ my curly hair. Well, it has been seven months now since I had my curls, and I feel like going to the salon. I just haven't decided though what to do, but I do love this braid; it makes me feel like I'm a princess. :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Dessert hunt

It's Friday but I'm not really in the mood for a night out. Even though my boss requested me to be with our visitors, I refused to go, I could just lead them to the coffee shops and cheap smoke shop near the office. I am just more excited to experiment the Chewy No-Bake Cookies & Cream dessert recipe I recently found. But this have to wait 'til I go home in Bohol, don't have any stove in my place here in Cebu.

This already looks good but I'm still looking for other non-bake, easy-to-prepare desserts for fiesta.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


but I still prefer to call it a shooting star.  I saw one last night and it was really clear as we had cloudless sky. Because it was so bright, I was thinking that I could make two wishes, there aren't any rules anyway. Well, may my wishes come true.