Jan 2007

Christmas pics
by missP on Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:16 am
My Christmas vacation was spent with my family in Bruxelles, Belgium. It was short, stressful and really fun just to be with my sisters and nephew, nice and cousins. Although I came back to Germany feeling sick and really tired, (hubby and I had to stop several times during the trip back in the end making a 4 hours drive 7.5 hours), I ‘d say, I would do it again co’z it was really worth the trip.

No, the baby is not mine, although I would love to have her and I know, that by the looks of me in these photos, I could have given birth to her...heheheh. I gained so much weight just from the vacation alone. Anyway, Baby Rory is only five months old but I swear, she doesn't fit in a five month old baby size. We had to look for another gift for her coz what we brought her wouldn't even fit her anymore. Imagine the shops all closed for the holidays... I tell you, we were running around Bruxelles looking for a special gift for Baby Rory. "Hay, nanay mo talaga Day. Pinabayaan ka sa Crib with ten bottles of milk every day for sure."
Much ado about nothing....really!
by missP on Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:13 pm
Wie geht’s? or the formal form Wie geht es Ihnnen? (How goes?) Is a question that we use as greeting to somebody we know here in Germany. It’s like “kamusta ka?” in tagalog. What bugs me the most is when people say this to you, seeing that your eyes are red, your nose is runny and you are coughing incoherently. What do they want to say with this? Is this a statement/question like: “I see that you are dying, can you confirm?”

As I arrived at work yesterday, I was limping since my rheumatism is attacking again. Yes, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and yes, this also attacks younger people aged 20 and upwards. Don’t raise your eyebrows, read a book about it or better yet, since you are already online, check it out on the web and look for JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis).

Anyway, aside from the limp, my eyes have dark circles around them, my nose was dripping like a water pipe and I was coughing like my lungs would pop out anytime from my back. Okay, you ask why I went to work still despite the condition I was in? Because of two reasons, the time I would spend waiting at a doctor’s office would just be about the same number of my working hours, hence, I rather go to work than while it away at the doctor’s office. Also because, I only had to go one more day to work then I would have two days off ahead. Besides I am going on vacation starting middle of the month and actually for this month, I only have to work 7 days. Seven f*****g days but spread out until the 16th of the month. Can you imagine? I digress.

So, I arrived at work just about a minute late. I blame that on the “most of the time” punctual trains here in Germany. One by one, my colleagues asked me the same two questions: Wie geht’s dir? (How goes you?) or Geht’ es Ihnnen Gut?(Goes you well?) So, I reply and tried to explain how I am really feeling, which was actually like s**t! Thank you for asking. And they all have the same reply, btw, which was “Oh you poor child.” And they would go on and on about how bad it feels, like what medicine or tea to take, or who had something similar last week, last month or just recently and then asks questions like why did you come to work still? and so on and so fort.

I mean, it is really good deed what they are doing. It shows interest in you, as a colleague. But why ask it what is already very obvious? Why not just say directly, “you look like s**t, did you take medicine or something?” I would prefer it said like that. There is nothing fancy or fake about it. An old friend way back in my Duty Free Philippines (DFP) working years, Gerry, was like that. That was what I liked in him most. It may sound rude to others, but it was actually his way of not showing too much fakeness. No dramas, no fuss about something as plain and as simple as being sick. In this situation, he would say something like: “Psst, oy, maglakad ka na papunta sa cementeryo at pagdating mo dun, mag hukay ka na rin…” To some it even sounded funny. To the others, they just say, “Ikaw talaga, Gerry”. And then that would be it. End of discussion.

Am I being too harsh here? No, I just don’t like too much ado about nothing really.
I'm a Sponge Bob Square Pants
by missP on Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:12 pm
Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character you most resemble?

A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test.

Answer all the questions with what describes you best, add up all your Points (which are next to the answer that you choose) at the end and look for your results.

Do not cheat by looking at the end of before you are done. This makes it more interesting, (daw???) hahaha.

1. Which one of the following describes the perfect date?

a) Candlelight dinner (4 pts.)
b) Fun/Theme Park (2 pts.)
c) Painting in the park (5 pts.)
d) Rock concert (1 pt.)
e) Going to the movies (3 pts.)

2. What is your favorite type of music?

a) Rock and Roll (2 pts.)
b) Alternative (1 pt.)
c) Soft Rock (4 pts.)
d) Country (5 pts.)
e) Pop (3 pts.)

3. What type of movies do you prefer?

a) Comedy (2 pts.)
b) Horror (1 pt.)
c) Musical (3 pts.)
d) Romance (4 pts.)
e) Documentary (5 pts.)

4. Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could
choose one of these?

a) Waiter (4 pts.)
b) Professional Sports Player (5 pts.)
c) Teacher (3 pts.)
d) Police (2 pts.)
e) Cashier (1 pt)

5 . What do you do with your spare time?

a) Exercise (5 pts.)
b) Read (4 pts.)
c) Watch television (2 pts.)
d) Listen to music (1 pt.)
e) Sleep (3 pts.)

6. Which one of the following colors do you like best?

a) Yellow (1 pt.)
b) White (5 pts)
c) Sky Blue (3 pts.)
d) Dark Blue (2 pts.)
e) Red (4 pts.)

7. What do you prefer to eat?

a) Snow (3 pts.)
b) Pizza (2 pts)
c) Sushi (1 pt.)
d) Pasta (4 pts.)
e) Salad (5 pts.)

8. What is your favorite holiday?

a) Halloween (1 pt.)
b) Christmas (3 pts.)
c) New Year (2 pts.)
d) Valentine's Day (4 pts.)
e) Thanksgiving (5 pts.)

9. If you could go to one of these places which one would it be?

a) Paris (4 pts)
b) Spain (5 pts)
c) Las Vegas (1 pt)
d) Hawaii (4 pts)
e) Hollywood (3 pts)

10. With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?

a) Someone Smart (5 pts.)
b) Someone attractive (2 pts.)
c) Someone who likes to Party (1 pt.)
d) Someone who always has fun (3 pts.)
e) Someone very sentimental (4 pts.)

Now add up your points and find out the answer you have been waiting
for! It's very interesting to see "who" your friends are!

(10-16 points) You are Garfield:
You are very comfortable, easy going, and you definitely know
how to have fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme. You always know what you are doing and you are always in control of your life. Others may not see things as you do, but that doesn't mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember, your happy spirit may hurt you or others.

(17-23 points) You are Snoopy:
You are fun, you are very cool and popular. You always know what's in
and you are never are out of style. You are good at knowing how to
satisfy everyone else. You have probably disappeared for a few days
more than once but you always come home with the family values that you learned. Being married and having children are important to you, but only after you have had your share of fun times.

(24-28 points) You are Elmo:
You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing to
give advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic and
you always see the bright side of
things. Some good advice: try not to
be too much of a dreamer. Dreaming too big could cause many conflicts in
your life.

(29-35 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants:
You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friend that anyone could ever have and never wants to lose. You never cause harm to anyone and they would never not understand your feelings. Life is a journey, it's funny and calm for the most part. Stay away from traitors and jealous people, and you will be stress free.

(36-43 points) You are Charlie Brown:
You are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very serious
about all relationships. You are a family person. You call your Mom
every Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a few Birthdays. Don't let your passion confuse you with reality.

(44-50 points) You are Dexter:
You are smart and definitely a thinker... Every situation is
fronted with a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strong family principles. You maintain a stable routine but never ignore a bad situation when it comes. Try to do less over thinking every once in a
while to spice things up a bit with spontaneity!

Now don't spoil it! Have some Fun!!