Mar 30, 2011

Saddened by the Execution

A sad camper today. Just saw the news and felt so sad for the family of the 3 Filipinos who were executed today. The family wasn't able to go to China to console the said drug-traffickers. While watching, tatay said that the Government of China didn't consider the plea from our government because of the Hostage Taking at Quirino Grandstand incident. I say, it's not anybody's fault but the recruiters who used then for their own sake, and that is more money. Also, I don't think that our President didn't do anything about the situation like the families of the victims are saying. They might have expected too much. Laws here are different from China. There are a lot of opinions that I hear but the thing that pains me the most is the part where Sally Ordinario, one of the executed kababayan , won't be able to see and say goodbye to her kids and won't be able to see her daughter graduate as salutatorian.

All I can do right now is pray for the families to get through this. For the kids to stay strong...and to these convicted people Ramon Credo, Sally Ordinario, and Elizabeth Batain, who just wants better life but ended up differently, I pray for your souls.

Here are some of the follow up news:

Mar 29, 2011

Random Tuesday Thoughts #04

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Haven't been doing much for almost 2 weeks now. Can't go for summer class because the darn university doesn't offer major subjects plus they have this summer rule that we can only enroll 4 subjects maximum. One American classmate of mine asked why is the university offering limited subjects every summer. I gave him possible reasons:
  • ...maybe because teacher are super stressed, they need a long break.
  • ...the University can't afford to pay the teachers for 12 complete months.
  • ...teachers get grumpy thinking they won't get summer vacation.
  • ...or maybe trip-trip lang. la lang
(...ooookei, so you won't get good answers from me during yosi break.)

I heard from one unreliable source that wet/rainy season will start early this year, I guess she's/he's right because yesterday, it started raining (in the afternoons).

My grades are in extremes, I can go as high as 95 and as low as 75. Meaning,kulang lang sa effort "needs more effort".

Working at home ain't a good idea as of now. My Julian is just 3 years old and when she asks for mommy, SHE WANTS HER MOMMY NOW! So even if I lock the room for a quite conversation with my student, my daughter would knock the door down just to see me. Home based tutoring would be one of my option when Julian gets older.

I am currently looking for a part time summer job. I need to buy me new eye glasses.

Made a lot of changes to my blog. If you have time, you can browse through. To the one who's reading this, please click on To My Readers tab because you are one lovely person. It just occurred to me just recently that I am not afraid to gain a few readers anymore.

I am happy when I get to post an entry.

I decided to remove LinkWithin because it is still linked with my old blog address. It is confusing to readers and I think the changing of my new blog address caused a conflict with EntreCard and BlogUpp. Not good.

And lastly, thanks to my new followers via the Blog Hop.
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Today Is ...

Doing the Laundry...laundry day, the same day March got the second taste of rain. It's okei all the same since I expected it to happen the moment I woke up this morning, the weather all gloomy and windy. The only thing I'm thankful about is the rain came after I'm done with the laundry. While making this entry, I can hear my stomach grumbling, haven't had breakfast and lunch, just had 2 cups of coffee. This is usually the case when I get into a silent war with D. He woke up this morning grumpy and all and me being tired because you know...uhm, I'm doing the laundry, didn't tolerate his behavior. I got upset, and when I'm upset, I starve myself. So after finishing some housework, I took a nap with empty stomach. Another thing was, I wasn't able to get some sleep last night for some reason. My daughter is beside me right now, I'm trying to get her to sleep for the rest of the afternoon but she is so hyper, here she is jumping on the bed, trying to catch my attention. Me and D by the way is okei now, after my power nap, I don't feel so tired anymore and felt a little better. As always, the sorry came from me first. I'm used to it, besides, I don't want to feel upset for the rest of the day. I'm gonna post my random thoughts for Tuesday later tonight. Right now, I'ma go get some grub coz man I'm uber hungry.

Mar 28, 2011

Before Ending My Monday...

...I just want you to know that I had fun following fellow mom bloggersPhotobucket. Besides sharing a few things about my day, I am happy when I get to update my blog. Today is my first time to create 4 entries in one day. I also got to experience blog hopping, they say it's a good thing to do to gain more readers that's why I'm checking it out. Another thing, I just realized that changing my blog address needs more work than I expected. I didn't know until it was already done that I have to update almost all my gadgets on the side bar like BlogUpp and EntreCard with the new address. I'm done doing that anyway so gujab to me Congrats, I am sure to take note of it for the next time I get bored with my blog address again.

Tomorrow is another day, gotta hit the sack because I have a lot of errands to do. Goodnight lovely people. Sleeping

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MM: On The Floor

...and just like that, it's Monday again. Though I am not a Monday person, one thing I like about today is, I get to post for Music Monday.Photobucket

For this entry I chose a fast beat from J.Lo, On The Floor ft. Pitbull. If you know the song Lambada by Kaoma's from the 1980's, you'll definitely want to dance with it, well not with the Lambada beat alone but through out this whole song. I simply lurve J.Lo as an artist and I loved her more because of her pa-simpleng tactfulness as a judge on American Idol.
Here's the song, com'on, get on your feet!SAYAW lang







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Not My Typical Monday

Photobucket kids! So it's Monday again, it has been a week of slacking for me. This morning, when I woke up, made coffee, I turned on my tinky, now, I'm blogging. The unusual thing here is, the messy room doesn't bother me...at all. Well it is unusual for an OC person like me. Everyday, I have to make sure that everything is in it's right place before I can have my me-time. This is one of the few perks when I don't think of anything to do for the rest of the day. My daughter, who's turning 3 in a couple of weeks is not much of a handful. She plays on her own without further supervision from me or from D. Usually, I just turn on the T.V., go to Cartoon Network and just leave it at that, Pia is all good for the rest of the afternoonPhotobucket. She just comes to me when she needs milk or wants something to munch. This is not the everyday set up though, in the afternoon when it gets too hot, we go out for ice cream or halo-halo. During times like this when I have all the time in the world to just be a full time mom, I prefer to stay at home. People I know who have jobs never fails to invite me over for coffee but I usually decline (except if it's from my sister/we're that tight like almost sisters). Probably because, I am more of an indoor person and I am not interested anymore in nonsense gossips, talking about people you hate, you know, mababaw stuff. I only talk about it when I am drunk lol! So anyway, I will be posting another entry for MM later. _kBye_

Mar 27, 2011

New Look, New URL

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***Have to because I changed my blog address.***

So there I stayed up 'til 5:30 this morning just so I can change the look of my blog. I got bored with the old one and usually when that happens, I'm not in the mood to post anything even though I am online 24 hours. I was able to figure out on how to change the post title font. I am still figuring out the part for the post body. I am patient when it comes to this especially when I know it will have a positive outcome...and that is more posts for meh blog. I am happy when I get to post something. I also started using the Updated Post editor. I am not comfortable using it before because everytime I publish my post, it uses a different font, which took me just yesterday to realize that the reason why it was doing that was because of the template that I was using. Clap clap for me, it took that long for me to figure that out,lol! Btw, this is my new URL: http://randomramblings-andamomof1.blogspot.com/



Got tired of the older and longer one, it was so long I can't even remember what it was.


This is just a quick post since I have a lot more tweaking to do. Gotta go!

_kBye_

Mar 21, 2011

MM: Sana Maulit Muli

It's MM again, for this week, I chose a tagalog song.
I said to myself, if I were to choose a tagalog song for me to sing, I am gonna choose this one.

You see, singing is one of my hobbies (my "comfort hobby" if there is such a thing as one). Singing is usually what I do when I'm stressed. I started singing when I was a kid. My first solo was when I was in kindergarten or pre-school, am not sure but I am sure it was between the age of 5 or 6. The song I sang was one from the late Michael Jackson's Heal the World. It is a great song and a touching one that's why I included it to my compilation of Touching Stories/stuff, a requirement from my Psychology class.

Anyway, according to Wiki, this song was originally a private elegy song. This version is by Gary V, and Kyla, they are like my fave af all time.

The composer and singer of the song is Gary Valenciano, again one of my fave male singer evah!


This is the English translation of the song Sana Maulit Muli by Gary V.
I Wish it Could Happen Again

can we start over again
every moment together that has passed
how did we end up this way
has your love disappeared
has it gone away

can we start over again
i wish you've noticed this song i sing to you
the past the future and now
you'll be the only one i love

if i could turn away from you
though i hope that it won't come true
if i could stop remembering you
no i hope that it won't be soon
maybe if i could

if we could go back in time now
i would make everythin' alright
we can't just threw this
oh ain't now
this love we share is so right

if in the past i mistakenly hurt you
couldn't you give me one more chance
oh darling please listen
i'm down on my knees
begging you please yeah

if i could turn away from you
though i hope that it won't come true
if i could stop remembering you
no i hope that it won't be soon
maybe if i could

if i had one wish I would ask
for just one more chance girl
just start it all over again no no yeah..

...hope you enjoyed the song coz I did. Happy Music Monday everyone! _kBye_



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Mar 20, 2011

Julian Loves Dairy

So today I got to spend the whole day with my daughter.
It's been a while since I last had a stress free day. No school to worry about because (thank God) this semester is over. I have 2 weeks to bond with D and Julian before summer class starts.

Anyway, my daughter made me smile again today. This little thing she does everyday, it's just so kyot, I won't miss taking a picture. Look at that first picture, my little monkey, she is a messy-ice-cream-eater.




This was taken around 10 a.m. I let her eat her ice cream alone since she haven't had her bathe yet. A certified sweets lover.


On this second set of picture, she, gulping up a fresh milk straight from the carton. Look at that kyot smile right there.
The sneaking out and drinking straight from the carton part, she got it from her dad.




I love my daughter. She is my detox from everyday stress. She turns my gray and boring mood to a colorful and fun one. This little baby right here is my life, my little motivator.

Love you sweety
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Mar 14, 2011

RTT- =/

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Japan, the 3rd largest economy in the world is in a devastating state due to the earthquake and tsunami. Death toll at a thousand and almost 10 thousand more are missing. For 2 days now, every time I get the chance to watch TV, my eyes are glued to CNN or any news channel. Besides the 2 major force of nature, they are facing another danger, the meltdown and possible explosion of their Nuclear Plant. A lot of people may have blogged about this and gave their reactions. We all feel the same thing. For me, I can't seem to find any words about how I feel. I am in shock and a scared because there is a big chance that it will also happen in the Philippines. If this is the start of the end of the world (not being OA because it is possible) I just want to be with my daughter when that day comes.

Though there are a lot of disasters happening out there, my life has to go through normal routine. It is finals week. Today was clearance day and thanks to God and my mom, I got a hold of my permit. The thing though is, I am not in the mood to review, I have 2 exams tomorrow, I did read through my notes but I dunno, my brain is not challenged. I am thinking of waking up around 2am to review today, I'm not sure, I might.

From where I'm at, the mood is calm but from outside, it is a different scenario, it's like a jungle. There are only 4 kids running around, jumping all over the sofas and shouting their heart out. Though Julian is outside, I don't want to go out and be the party pooper, thinking, they're just being kids.

After finals, the only thing I have planned out is quality time with my daughter and get all the chance I get for sleeping. I love sleeping so much more than eating.

This week, I can't wait to end.

_kBye_

Mar 10, 2011

Sucky Connection

...i really, badly, desperately need a wireless connection. Just now, I was downloading songs and waited for 30 minutes just to download half of it when I accidentally moved the laptop and so the cable moved too and the connection got disconnected. Now I have to effin wait another hour to download just the first batch of songs and there are 3 more batch of folders. I wanna cry right now because I want to finish the download tonight. I need a lot of new songs before I start making my reviewer for our finals next week. If you know me, I need music to survive everyday! I need this to be done tonight. I also need a better connection (or one for solo connection) for my part time tutoring. We have 2mbps speed plan but it won't work fast because there are other 3 people using the connection with just one router. My first night of tutoring sucked so bad, I didn't get paid because the conversation between me and my student got disconnected for 4 times. I can't get wireless for now though coz wireless router is quite expensive. I have to earn for it. I don't think I'm gonna get one anytime soon, I'm thinking I have more important things to buy or maybe I can squeeze it up on my budget if I get a full time from my stint. I am currently checking on the time left for the download and I have 24 minutes remaining, If I get lucky, hopefully I can finish all downloads tonight. Here is a glimpse of how all the cables look like while I am using the net.
Such an eye sore I know.
The blue one is my ethernet cable, the rest, a headset and the power cable, behind the cabinet is where the router is. Now you can see why I am making such a big fuss about this. This is going to be the set up until I get a wireless connection. Before I posted this entry, my connection got disconnected again. Gave up with the download. I'll try again tomorrow because I am getting annoyed so much, I don't want it to reach the pissed mood. Okey, goodnight.

_kBye_

Mar 1, 2011

A Touchy Story

“FAMILY”

I ran into a stranger as he passed by, "Oh excuse me please," was my reply.

He said, "Please excuse me too; I wasn't watching for you." We were very polite, this stranger and I. We went on our way saying good-bye.

But at home a difference is told, How we treat our loved ones, young and old. Later that day, cooking the evening meal, my son stood beside me very still. As I turned, I nearly knocked him down.

"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heartbroken. I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed, God's still small voice came to me and said, "While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use, but the children you love, you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor, you'll find some flowers there by the door. Those are the flowers he brought for you. He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue. He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise, and you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."

By this time, I felt very small, and now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed, "Wake up, little one, wake up," I said. "Are these the flowers you picked for me?"

He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree. I picked 'em because they're pretty like you. I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."
I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today; I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."

He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay. I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too, and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days? But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our own family - an unwise investment indeed, don't you think?

(Got this from a book, I can totally relate, hope you can too.)