Well, probably because of recession; We did not have that merry christmas here. We just celebrate it in simple manner as in we just went to the church-thanking God for what he did to me, for the blessings he always pour/shower to us, then a small salo-salo-quite intimate as in my guests were all from Spain where we hail from, sharing all those pinoy stories and laughing out loud and then sipping wine and toasting for the best to come. For me it was intimate and indeed a celebration!
And finally, Christmas is really for KIds so what better way to celebrate it by giving gifts to them and be a santa for a while. Infact, I havent give my other gifts to my other inaanak(s) but eventually I will! Just have no time to visit them! Well, thats all and I hope we all have that prosperous and joyful New Year!!!!!!!!
And I quote "Politics - is a process by which groups of people make decisions, but and but again according to Wikipedia, Politics has been observed in all human group interactions, including corporate, academic and religious institutions. It consists of "social relations involving authority or power" and refers to the regulation of a political unit" therefore, I conclude that politics is a human nature, a flaw or disease that human created in his/her society or culture.
Actually, I really dunno why some people are practicing this dirty tricks when in fact they should leave this to the politicians who are running for government offices, and in my case in Construction field or Engineering firm, Bosses are not running for congressmen or either senators but they are running/manning big millions of projects that needs completion as per target date. Well, I guess it really depends on the upbringing of the manager, if he or she was brought up by crook or corrupt parents then eventually or obviously he/she is going to be a corrupt individual!- I dunno maybe this is a lame theory or out of my delusions/outbursts that is why i got this pathetic concept.
But I pity for the Brand because my company has been a refutable one since then but sad to say with all the rumors spreading and the reality or I mean people that we work with, it is really frustrating/disappointing to know that such dirty trick or double edge word POLITICs exists.
I dunno or Maybe I'm still not getting over with him from last night but He is so so good @ performing. I love his moves and the energy plus he is very good looking. What I like most of his feature is ..he is quite cutie or boy next door looking but when his on stage OMG!! He transform into a rock artist that is not so rubbish or hard looking but fun and the sex appeal is so oozing. Well, perhaps that is my type which of course not all will agree. Because old mentality wise, Rock artist is some kind of rubbish, long hair, lots of blingbling/jewelries but not Brandon - He is so elegant and one of a kind! I just wonder why on earth I just know him. Probably, because I was so focus on R&B or Pop Music. Now, I am so much into the KILLERS!!esp to Brandon!
Yuletide Season is fast approaching! and even if it is commercialize now, I still hold on to the traditional belief of having X'mas wishes. You'll never know Mr. yummy Santa will come to town and grant me these wishes.
This time, I have come up of not that much expensive but can be of an investment someday(pwede pang-sangla hehehe) or pang-resell value chiness, etc. And here they are (not in chronological order):
1.GUCCI mens bag - so fantabulous and can be wearable in/for any occasions everlili!
2.Travel to Thailand/Camnbodia/Vietnam, Egypt and the USA - As if I have that much money to spend on and do these trips but as I said you will never know, some one will treat me to come and tag-along with him...har har har
3. Longlost este Longtime Partner- I dunno where is he now but I guess and I hope that he might come this 2010 (aba nanghula ang lola--madam awring chi). He may not be the most handsome guy in this planet but and but as long as he has the heart and soul and I can relate to him! thats fine and it!!go go go char.com tuvag kgndahan! reserve your comment chi!
4. Buy a Property/Investment - I have been struggling with this but I hope this next year I can put up or top up or invest a small but income generating investment. Its either a land, farm or house and lot!
5. Helping my family and the likes - I just hope and hope that I will be strong enough or my income will still be maintained so I can help, send, delegate etc. share my wealth to my family, etc!
Thats all for now and I hope it will come true eventually!!!!!
It's winter time and I just bought my cropped black jacket that match with my skinny jeans and for almost 3 weeks I consider this two as my fave wear on any occasion & just mixing up with any tops. Now I just realize what WEARABILITY means!!!!
-this cropped jacket cost me 30 dollars and its very wearable & if u are creative enough just top it off with scarf and ur fashionisto na!
-the jacket n the jeans are my staple this days. Just mixing up with any tops either longsleeve or long white tees, voila ur in!
-just like this its the same jacket n jeans but i just mixed it up with anything I can find n my closet!(not moi im already open cabinet)hahaha
-nothing to say about but i love my wear-ability pose here!
- wear-ability here i come! Just found this tee-shirt and im planning to mix it up with this black jeans and black jacket of mine that I considerd wear-ability this days and with some BLing..bling on it!! rockista in the making!!!!!!
I will admit it, I am vain and loves fashion churva(who doesn't right?) and this time I love to embrace it and be practical enough of what should I wear and not to; and this long legged black jeans of mine is so so my favorite and I just found out based on my research thru the web either in fashion blogs or hard copy magazines etc. this skinny black jeans is a must staple for every occasion and heres my pix on this Little/long-legged Black Jeans:
Well, I am not actually a fan of him but because I am a Filipino plus we lived in the same island Mindanao and we have the same roots like we were born with out a silver spoon in our mouth - then so be it I cheer and support for Manny.
Anyway, I'm not an outspoken anti-Manny, I'm just either but regardless which sides I'm on Manny Pacquiao still Manny Pacquiao. He is on top of the world now. But I cannot really get the idea of conquering the whole wide world or grab every inch of opportunity just to get millions of money. Like for example, He is planning to join politics aside from being in showbiz - I think he has enough money to live and sustain for another 20 years if he use his money in a modest and smart way.
I hope this will not his achilles or downfall because money/glamour/prestige after all is just a skin deep but being kind/supportive and helpful is a virtue that will never fade. Well, what ever it is, I for one will still support Manny in his next fight. At the end of the day, it's the feeling of being happy, jubilant and proud as one filipino nation! Bring home the beacon again Manny!!!!
After my four days off, for this past few days I feel tired and bored working & coming to the office. I do not know but these few days I feel like just to day dream and let my imaginations explore and go beyond-to think I have lots of work to do(document filing, update of records in short all admin works). But really I feel so glum and no energy at all as if I am just a machine nodding "Yes Sir" to whoever superior ask me to do something but reality check I did not do it. I just simply made excuses or even argue to the extent.
And then I have this thinking that maybe this is not the right job for me but on the other hand, when I came to realize that I cannot find a job better than this esp this times - recession and with the rate that I got- its quite hard and impossible to get one these days.
Anyway, I guess this is just a mood swing!!! but this mood runs for about a week now and that, I am really worried because this might lead to my incompetence or to the extent that I will resign!God forbid! I dunno but I hope that I am not over reacting or making a drama per se out of my boredom or misery!!!well, well, Anyhow I try to be bubbly and energetic tomorrow by practicing to greet with big wide smile:-) "Hi Good Morning! How are YOU" to every person that I am going to meet tom!! Good luck:-)
Having heard from my boss that we will have a 4 days off during F1 Abudhabi Grand Prix, I sighed and just can't believe it!!!So heres my journal for that 4 days off:
Day 1 off- Thursday!! Beyonce Glamour!!!I already done brainstorming what to wear for this event!!!and so I got this funky I LOVE NY shirt(from Aileeh Koh---shes d most sweetest singaporean crew I have known)-char.com:-) Anyway, moi and A-n heed down to Marina Mall to catch a bus to the island where the concert is located.....then we arrived around 6pm and walk towards the concert arena----quite a queue actually but so so excited the fact that Beyonce will be performing!!!I am so proud of the venue and the Yas Island itself because one thing for sure I work here plus people are admiring about the island and the Yas Marina Circuit! and then at the arena, I catched a sigh oh OMG! DJ Bliss(my fave local dj from radio 1) do the front act...and exactly 8pm BEYONCE came alive and starts with a bang of CRAZY IN LUV!!! she has so so much energy that people couldn't resist clamoring for more but eventually the show ended with much ardor and satisfaction!!!!until next time Sasha
DAy 2 - Timbaland @ formula 1 fan zone! me, hadz and tagal went to corniche at exactly 10:30 PM as in hurried and quite tense--- were thinking that the show already started but to our delight its not yet, not even prepared and DJ Dannyneville from Radio 1 just started playing R&B stuff prior to Timbaland's appearance. The show starts something 11:30 or so! probably to accommodate some ticket holders from Yas Island and for them to catch also the show. The concert was good enough but timbaland missed some points when he do the adlib talking. WEll its abit far fetch but the crowd did not mind as long as timbaland continue playing his hits.........Promiscous girl--u already know!....blah blah--one of timbaland's collaborated song with Nelly Furtado
Day 3- Its a chilling day!! we plan to watch Bob Marleys lving legend band-THE WAILERS! but to my dismay when we arrived it was already finished and just techno music playing around the air!!!!Sayang we missed the reggae, afro-jamaican concert
RAce Day - No one not even my flatmates can I tag along or join me to see Live via chatellite the F1 Final Race @ the yassalam corniche. So I invited myself and bring along my brisk walk and little jog to heed down to the venue and after 30 minutes of strolling down, finally I reached Corniche with pumping energy!! The venue was a bit relax and quite chilled actually. People just lying down and focus watching the action!!! I sit at the front concentrating also and after the 55 laps or just an hour and 4 minutes of watching the race is over and It's a young German sheperd-Sebastien Vettel grab the elusive winning. @ 22 he won the race and not even to the remote idea that it was a tight competition or a tight speed gap between his opponents...but really he consistently on the lead after Lewis retire due to brake failure. Anyway I am happy to hear that (my) Abu-dhabi will be the same again to host the 2010 Formula One Final Race!!!Anyways, better luck next time Lewis!!!for the mean time have moment with Nicole @ Yas!!!!Enjoy!!!Note: Pix..pix..pix to follow folks
October, watta hectic skeds i got during this month. 1st week of this month I had a wonderful catch up vacation with my american n canadian aunties aside from Lola B's 92 bday and boyets wed!! It was a worth going home indeed!!!
Then, after heeding back to Abudhabi-we got lots lots of fun here--the Mieff film fest and then f1 race with lots of activities going on!!!!But not all fun is worth dying for of course-- My aunt and maders mom-Mam Necing passed away this week and it is sad to remember being her a cancer survivor!! My prayers and heartfelt condolence to them--they are indeed very close and dear to me!
And then last saturday we had an invites to the GP2 practice race and we went there to follow and get the catch up for grabs which is to see in real and larger than life - BEYONCE! of course with out much ado i have to do what ever it takes just for the up for grabs--tension, temper on the rise during that day!!! hahahahahahah:-)
so this coming thursday, i am so so excited to watch BEYONCE--gyrating and singing out loud ALL THE SINGLE LADIES---oh oh oh oh!!!all the single ladies put ur hands up! anyways, pictures to follow..........up next hahahahaha
That day was our last and final moment in Istanbul and to make this very day a memorable one, we treated ourselves to a spa as in Turkish Hamam(An old ancient practice of spa where someone will scrub, massage and bath you in a well-made steam marble platform).
As I went to the ceremony or ritual room, I have this feeling that I might be harrassed(char) or even offered for something that is very delightful! but to my dismay nothing has happened as in very professional and hygienic rituals and there is nothing stimulating of some sort!
When I entered the room I saw few Caucasian men slumbering into the marble platform doing the inhale exhale thing!!!So I was thinking hmmmm they are the one who will do the thing perfect!!!! but again to my wrong expectation heller--their one of the clients also who would like to avail the offer of a rejuvenation--Sayang thats what I told to myself(but anyway for sure the masseur or the staff are young gorgeous turkish men!!) so I followed what those customer's did(I rest myself in that round marble steam and relax or sleep)as I waited for the yummy staff to pamper/cleanse our tired/submissive bodies.
Finally, in just few minutes 5 men entered the room and speak no english as in Turkish linggo and heller their old and grumpy(another dismay)!!and they will instruct you to lie Back then front and sit---that is in order for them to scrub u rigorously! But my servant is quite friendly in a way that he will whisper me "nice scrub?" "see:-)! my vuling/livag chi" etc. So I was really giggling and laughing because of the way he is teasing me! hahahaha then after the 30 minutes scrub he will bath u and then followed by the very famous soap massage from front and back to your head, feet and hands etc.then bath u again and then sent you to the hot room for another sort of rituals! Then finally a handshake with him and advising me to go to jacuzzi room and take a shower.
Well, the experience was worth remembering. I was rejuvenated/refreshed etc thus I fall to sleep in my locker room for about 30 minutes(its a short hiatus bec. I was anticipating our next stop-Shopping chi!!!)Note-A tip is a must if u feel the ritual!!!
Cemberlitas Hamammi-One of Turkeys Ministry of Tourism recommendation for a classy and clean hammam!
Rejuvenated and fresh---ugsa migwafa oka pagsamot gnda!!!
Traveling Bow!!! When I was in Turkey I found one quotation very much true to its word(s)..ha ha ha I forget the line but it explicitly said that traveling is way of life than just reading a book(even if u read between the lines) because when u travel you meet different people you interact, you learn it for real other people's culture etc but when you read -it just instill in your mind and in fact it will even fade and forget and its just a group of sentence/hyperbole etc etc and pictures chi!. So we really need to travel either by hook or by crook(as in PGMA-gloria chi!hahaha)
Anyway, so much for the intro/adlib! Well, this trip or even in my other trips- I am not this type who extensively search about the place but I rather just depend on to my friend and just go figure when I am there! So in short I delegate the job to Bol-anon(Yen yen) for some extensive/intensive research about Turkey and our itinerary as well.
Again I escape from my real world as escape from the Piles of documents, requests, emails etc etc just to see, feel and touch the Ottomans who I personally believe contributed a lot in this world. And this is one of my best trips abroad the fact that I learned a lot culturally and carnally(Beautiful Turkish men OH!lalala).
Me and Bols meet exactly the time we calculated at Dubai International Airport and straight away, we checked in our luggage. Well, with out a much a do, we arrived very safe and ahead of our arrival time in Istanbul. And with so much fuss in the Immigration Department we waited for about an hour just for that precious stamp(heller).
Anyway, I don't have to narrate and make litany of my trip here but I will share to u guys some of the highlights or Interesting places to visit in Istanbul through the lens of a camera(as in fresh pics):
Booked a hotel in Sultanahmet area, and you can visit all those amazing sites below including this Blue Mosque-Ottomans grand contribution to the world's architecture chi!
Topkapi palace-OMG as n its really just behind our hostel and we really freak out when we find out its just behind our hostel-Jati ra!!!to my delight!FYI this is one of the old palace that the Sultans/Rulers/Sheikh used to live or as an official residence(s)where there is a special room for women(s). They call it Harem!!
This fashion run way as in I really conceptualize this as one--is one of the best eye candy's in Turkey esp when u start to go down in small narrow hall and finally see this cistern-as in OMG plus the ambience is cold and a lot of fish-U feel like your in old ancient theme movies! Medusa as in Versace brand is where u can see it here but in a inverted way!!! but u just really amazed how this things work when infact it was an ancient times with no construction equipment yet! This just infront of the Hagia Sofia area-u just ask and they will point their fingers on u!there chi!as in tudlo
An orthodox church way back before!! Such a magnanimous creation a high ceiling church with paintings attached to it!!really amazing!!! 15 lira to go in!!!
Legendary flea market but right now its a bit of expensive the fact that tourists are coming over there and u can never haggle anymore because they will say--its not our lose there is a lot of tourists coming over! so u better take nothing but pictures---side streets is much better to buy and haggle or deal chi!
And finally, the delight of all delights--papa tarkan i mean turkish men as in u really ohh! ahh! hayy! harrruy! etc etc I gues their one of the most beautiful men in the world plus u know!!You can never go wrong with them ohlalala!!sulit chi!! hahahah:-) Kgndahan their on there way now to you(sign the package and his all yours!) Don't share let them salivate!!!
--Ohlala--My Visa as in Stamp lang chi!! --This yummy turkish will be the one who will escort us!!!hmmmm take us to the nearest hamam spa hahahahhah:-)
Well, nothing much to say actually about this but its just that I am so excited to experience, feel and see the good things/places I heard about Turkey esp. Istanbul.
Last Wednesday, when I apply for the visa I find it not so difficult its just that I forgot to bring my bank statement(as in my swizz frozen account)!!!so the counter staff advised me to get one and she accepted my other docs!!!so I feel sigh that hmmm I can fly and see turkish men in all its glory chi!!!soon! so I run for an errand to HSBC to get it and when I get there--aloha!They will charged me for 50 dhs per statement and for 3 statements--I need to shell out 150 dhs same as the price for Turkish visa!!!! Well I am a jet setter in the making(char.com) but heller I will not pay for that piece of paper. So what I did I wait for my Internet banking reset and voila I just print my swiss account free of charge in my office--the hell with that HSBC milking!!!
Finally, I got hold of my statements and rush to the embassy and eventually a sight of nod from the counter tells me to prepare for my luggage and do packing chi!!yahoo!! google--Yilmaz here I come!!
Finally, We have a fiber optic internet now in the house. Very fast and to sum it up- You will always end up having no sleep every nite! Websites/Blog sites now a days are quite hip, cool and very informative- last night I came across to this site and I really love it!! There is a bit drama of the site as the title implies but it really touched me especially the content of the letters and the scintillating photos. The site actually contains of personal message cum prayer to GOD by senders across the globe who feel and believe that there is still a light at the end of the tunnel.
Its best to visit the site when you are in your reflective mood and somehow relate to what all the senders in this site trying to convey. And if you would like to participate then send your message to your personal savior be it Jesus, Allah or Buddha through DEAR GOD!It really doesn't matter anyway whatever is ur affiliation! So go Figure and browse http://www.dear-god.net/ u sure u gonna bookmark GOD!:-)