Mar 2006

meme-time
by missP on Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:34 pm
Got this from Jennie.

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18 and find line 4
He was depressed, discouraged and without vision for his future. – In Pursuit of Peace, by Joyce Meyer.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
I reached for the cupboard where I store my sewing machine and other things inside.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
The 7th episode of the 2nd season of The 4400.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is.
12 noon.

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
12:04 pm

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
The opm music playing in the background.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Yesterday around the same as I left for work.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Netbanking. Had to do bank transactions via the internet.

9. What are you wearing?
White shirt and panty-shorts.

10. Did you dream last night?
Yes I did. I was at place where I was waiting for somebody to arrive. I don’t know who though. I don’t recognize the place.

11. When did you last laugh?
Last night with hubby as we watched a comedy in German: “Tach, Herr Dokter”

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
I’m facing a map of the Philippines, a map of Germany and some photos of myself, my niece & nephew, a picture frame of my mother-in-law & siblings of hubby and two satellite colored pictures of the globe received 6th of Jully, 1991 and 18th of May, 1993 respectively.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
Not that I noticed.

14. What do you think of this quiz?
Something to while time away, hehehe.

15. What is the last film you saw?
Kingdom Hospital – based on Stephen King’s novel of the same title.

16. If you turned a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Lots. But on top of my list would be to buy a big land where I can build a big house. Bring in homeless kids and make a small but nice community for them to grow up in.

17. Tell me something about you that I don’t know.
I’m a fan of Sharon Cuneta.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt and politics, what would you do?
No war! I vote for Peace and Happiness and Love, *wave hand to fans* Thank you!!!

19. Do you like to Dance?
Yes, in fact, even went to dance lessons in the past.

20. George Bush.
Rather not go into that. As I have stated I vote for peace not war.

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
She would be named: Topangga Lea.

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what would you call him?
He would be christened: Johann Siegfried.

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
I have been living abroad for almost 9 years.

24. What would you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
Welcome back, my child. I know I need not ask you if you loved someone in your earthly existence. I am fully aware you did lots of times!!! (ala Gloria Romero, buwahahahahaha).

25. 4 people who must also do this theme in their journal.
No tags this time. I was not tagged so why should I? But please, do not hesitate to do this if you want to. Be my guest Wink
Win some, Loose some
by missP on Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:56 am
Filipinos abroad have always excelled in whatever they do. They are more disciplined and more persistent in meeting their targets. They hone their skills and make the most of what they have to accomplish these goals. We have already a lot of examples to base this from. Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon & Les Miserables) and Jamie Rivera (Miss Saigon) in the world of Theatre. In the world of sports, we can also name several Filipinos who excelled in their chosen path. Lydia de Vega-Mercado, Paeng Nepomuceno and Manny Pacquiao, not to forget Mr. Efren "Bata" Reyes in Billiards have done their share of work to show how talented and goal oriented the Filipinos really are. Now on the brink of success is Mr. Romeo “Romi” Garduce who plans to become the first Pinoy to conquer Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the World. Click here to read more.

On the other hand, living abroad to earn for the families left behind in the Philippines is very hard for us ex-pats. Loneliness and home-sickness is the biggest enemy. Therefore, it is unavoidable that some kind of temporary relationships are formed. A man married with kids in the Philippines can easily fall for the woman who is mostly kind and sympathetic to him and vice-versa. They start by sharing a day-off together and end up in bed, for the rest of their stay in a foreign land. The problem is, in some other countries, this is not allowed. For example, 14 Filipino OFW’s are pardoned for release in Kuwait for doing “love crimes”. 50 others jailed for doing petty crimes like wine making in Saudi Arabia are likewise scheduled to be released this month. Click here to read more. The release of the 50 Filipinos is a gesture of goodwill by Saudi Prince Salman Ibn Abdul Aziz, governor of the Riyadh Region in response to President Macapagal-Arroyo’s request for clemency.

The point is, we all have a choice. We can excel like the first group or we can end up struggling with the adversities or the constant struggle with the difficulties of the daily life abroad. It would be best if we can focus more on our opportunities than on our difficulties.

Go PINOY!

Men, they're such a ...
by missP on Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:37 am
God may have created Man before Woman, but there is always a rough draft before the MASTERPIECE. Laughing Laughing Laughing


WIFE versus HUSBAND

A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position.

As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?" "Yep," the wife replied, "In-laws."


WORDS

Husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day... 30,000 to a man's 15,000. The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men...

The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"


CREATION

A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time. " The wife responded, "Allow me to explain.

God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!

WHO DOES WHAT

A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning.

The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee."

The husband said, "You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee." Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee."

Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me."

So, she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says.......... "HEBREWS"


THE SILENT TREATMENT

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00AM for an early morning business flight.

Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, "Please wake me at 5:00 AM."

He left it where he knew she would find it.

The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed.

The paper said, "It is 5:00 AM. Wake up."


Thanks Tiny for making my day! Wink

SEND THIS TO SMART WOMEN WHO NEED A LAUGH…
… AND TO MEN YOU THINK CAN HANDLE IT

NO OVERPOWERING
by missP on Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:05 am
Many relationships fail because one party tries to overpower another or demands too much. People in love tend to think that love will conquer all and their spouses will change the bad habits after marriage. Actually, this is not the case. There is a Chinese saying which carries the meaning that: "It is easier to reshape a mountain or a river than a person's character."

It is not easy to change. Thus, having high expectation on changing the spouse character will cause disappointment and unpleasantness.

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There is a guy at work, whom the colleagues are always mocking. I wondered why they were always at him at first, until finally somebody said to me: "quick, tell him to do something...anything... and i guarantee you for sure, even if he doesn't want to do it, (because he doesn't have to actually), he would do it anyway for you". I said what's the catch? There's always a catch. Not that I start to think that the guy probably likes me, but there must be something totally insane with him, if he does something that somebody else told him to do, right? Unless he is the male version of Ella Enchanted who has the gift of obedience from an evil fairy godmother.

I didn't do it, anyway, for i thought it was too cruel an act. But, yesterday, I was with another lady colleague who tried the to trick the male co-worker. The minute she saw him, she said immediately, "Quick, go into the supplies room". I thought at first that the male colleague would not do it, but he did. He actually went into the room. I went to him and asked him what he wanted from there? If he needed to get something? He just replied with: "ahh, no, actually I don't need anything from here". I don't know if I was interferring then, but I told him to try and control himself not to do anything that other people tells him to do. It would just get him into trouble. To which he replied: "I did that already to my wife before, and look where I am now. She left me and took my money and kids with her because I never did anything she told me to do."

Now, you tell me, who is more sick, my colleague or his ex-wife?
Martin & Pops Reunited
by missP on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:17 pm
mingming wrote:
Hello to everyone!

the latest updates on the European Concert Tour of Martin and Pops:

tickets are now on sale MARTIN AND POPS REUNITED!

for the London concert on May 13, 2006 at the Apollo Hammersmith:

please see the website: www.gmec-uk.com

There will also be concerts in:

Madrid: May 1, 2006
Dublin: May 6 + 7, 2006

MARTIN IN GENEVA!
for the Geneva concert on April 22, 2006; www.haritzmedia.blogspot.com

You can also see details on upcoming concerts of Martin Nievera at his very own official website: www.martinnievera.net

@MissP : i will be at the Geneva and London concerts, see u there.


Hope to see you in one of these concerts.

Take care,
JERMINA
email me at : jele0907@hotmail.com



*note*
lifted from the Concert Queens In DC... entry

Excuse the silence
by missP on Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:25 am
I caught the "BOUH" virus, (Blog on Unofficial Hiatus virus, actually). For weeks, i couldn't really do much... so i just lurked. Then I became busy, and I couldn't even lurk anymore. I could sit down in front of the PC for 15 max 30 minutes and that was it.


What the heck's with TIME?

Time, sometimes when you have it, your mind just stops working. But then again, when you start thinking, and you find you have so much to say or write or do, you ironically don't have the time for it anymore.

Time is also funny. It flies so fast that no one notices it. Suddenly you come to realize that you have to go to the next step or next journey in your life, that is if you do know where you are going or what you will do.

But then again, time also freezes, sometimes. Just when you want it to move on, so you can eventually go to the next chapter of your life, your book or your story, it just won?t budge anymore. And no matter what you do, to make it go as fast, it won?t heed you and would anyway just take its pretty little a** as slowly as possible.

Now, if time could only go faster, i jsut want to start on my errands, and i couldn't do it, cause it not f***k** moving along!!!

(If you are wondering, check out the posting details, hehehe)