Archive for November, 2013

Question of the Day: Today you almost __________.

Early this morning I looked at the question for this day and, immediately, I thought that there might be a possibility that I will not have an entry today.

My days are fairly ordinary, unless my Father and I planned something special to do.  But we didn’t so I was set-up not to post anything at all.

However, a friend from my high school days sent me a message to tell me that she’s in town.  Well, she’s not really an ordinary friend.  She is one of the staff from my high school who happened to become friends with a lot of the students from our batch.

So, my father and I decided to take her to Ayala Triangle to watch Makati’s annual light show as we haven’t seen it yet.  While we were on our way, we caught up on a lot of things and one of the topics we talked about was my civil status.  She asked if I have a boyfriend and when she found out that I’m single she said that maybe she should set me up with her cousin who is a tv personality of sorts.  He usually kids her to set him up with one of the graduates from our school.

I laughed and left it at that.  What did you expect me to do?  My Father was sitting right beside me.

But later that night, as we were having dinner, I decided to look up her cousin and, damn, he’s hot.  I told her I don’t believe that he’s single.  I even joked that maybe he’s looking for a boyfriend and not a girlfriend.  She said that she can’t believe it too.

Anyway, suffice it to say that I almost asked her to give him my number when I saw his picture.  Haha! But I realized that he must be used to beautiful women so he might not even give me a second thought.

Oh well.  Maybe next time. 😉



Question of the Day: What five words describe your mood?

I am restless but calm.

I am tired but energized.

I am contented but unsatisfied.

I am happy but sad.

I am amused but bored.

I believe it is impossible to just feel one specific emotion or be in one mood at one particular time.  Man is complicated that way.

There will always be a “but” in every situation.  A secondary emotion for every primary one.  After all, no man is an island.  The theory of six degrees states that we are all interconnected to each other.  The third law of physics simply states that for every action there is a corresponding reaction.

Thus, whatever action we do will always have an effect on one or two of those who are always around us.  And their reaction will have an effect to those around them and that may include you or not.  Thereby starting a cycle of sorts.  I think you get where I’m going with this.

So, yes.  My mood is always a mixture of contradictory feelings because I always try to take into account what those around me might be feeling at the exact same moment.

It is exhausting, at times, but I would rather feel this way than not care about others at all.

Red Kimono

Posted: November 28, 2013 in Japanese, passion
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I had another exhausting day.

First, had a busy morning at work. We were having problems with one of our products and the owner just won’t own up to the fact that our product doesn’t meet the standard specifications.

Then, had to take the afternoon off to go to an interview for another job. And, during the interview, the owner was texting me to see if I was able to buy the samples he wanted.

So, after the interview, I had to go to three supermarkets to look for said samples.  Good thing they were walking distance from each other.  I just hope that the samples I found are what the owner is looking for.

By the time I was done with my supermarket-hopping, I was dead-tired, hungry, and all stressed-out.  Luckily, told my father to meet me in one of the malls for dinner.  And, even luckier, that mall has a Japanese restaurant I haven’t tried before.

Red Kimono for dinner! 🙂


The food was good.  Service was a bit slow but, all in all, it was a good ending to a stressful day.


Posted: November 28, 2013 in love, passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: What was the last risk you took?

I cannot think of a bigger risk than taking the leap of faith in LOVE.

And, like every normal person I know, I did my fair share of leaping when it comes to love.  I also made more than one leap in my lifetime and fell flat on my face an equal number of times.

But, I am grateful for those falls, even if they did not end up in “happily ever after” for me.  Those falls helped me grow up and mature in leaps and bounds.  Every fall taught me certain lessons in life, lessons that I would not have learned otherwise.

The greatest leap/risk I ever took in love was to try long-distance relationship with someone I’ve never met.  I know it sounds a bit crazy but, I swear, the connection was real.  As real as if we actually met in a mall.

But, like all the other leaps-in-love I took, this one did not pan out.  It taught me that even good men can cheat and to trust less easily.  To make the next man I meet earn my trust first.

My Family

Posted: November 27, 2013 in family, passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: Who inspires you?

Like I posted in previously my family is the rock I lean on when I am tired, the wall I lean against when I am exhausted by standing on my own, and the light at the end of my tunnel.

They are the ones who helped me become the person that I am now.

They are the ones who inspire me the most to be the best person I could possibly be.

I will do everything I can to be their pride and joy.

Loving. Supportive. Solid.

Posted: November 26, 2013 in family, passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: What three words describe your family?

My family has always been the one unit I always run to whenever I have problems.  I am not saying that every member of my family knows all of my problems as that would be weird.  But at least one of them knows certain problems while the others know the other problems.

After all, I can’t tell my parents everything.  Some issues (specially boy problems) I can only share with my sisters while others are best discussed with my parents.

And despite the fact that we are not all physically together we find ways to talk to each other everyday, which is easier these days thanks to technology.  Me and my sisters taught our parents to use Whatsapp and Tango so that we can be with each other with just a few key strokes.  Distance is no longer an excuse not to make your family feel special.  My family tries to do this for each other on a daily basis.

Thus, I do not know what I would do without my family.  I have always either ran to them for help or helped them when I can.

I am not saying that my family is perfect.  No family is but they are perfect for me.  I cannot think of any other family I’d rather have.  And the three words I would use to describe my family are not elaborate.  They are the simplest, most heartfelt adjectives I could come up with:

Loving – there is nothing I can do that will make them love me less and there is nothing they can do that will make me love them less.

Supportive – I can always count on one and all of them for help.

Solid – they are my lifeline.  The rock I lean on when I am tired.  The wall I lean against when I am exhausted from standing on my own.

My family is my life and soul.  And part of the reason why I am still alive.

They share my passions and dreams.  They know my weaknesses and strengths.  They’ve seen and heard me cry.  They’ve celebrated my triumphs with me.  They grieved with me when I got my heart broken.

But, most of all, they help me live and be alive.  And for that, I will always look to them when my tunnel appears to be at its darkest.

WATCH: El Gamma Penumbra’s moving tribute to survivors of ‘Yolanda’ | ABS-CBN News.


I just had to share this.  One of the Philippines’ pride, El Gamma Penumbra, performing their tribute to the victims and survivors of the Zamboanga crisis, Cebu and Bohol earthquake, and typhoon Haiyan.

Indeed, the Filipinos had been and will always be indomitable in spirit.