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Showing posts from September, 2011

A Leap for Saudi Women

In 2015, women in Saudi will for the first time, have the right to vote.

That's 4 years from now, still a long way to go.  But considering that in Saudi, women are not allowed to drive or travel without permission from a male guardian, that's a lot.

I must have been good in my past life to be born a Filipina.

Nuff said...

Post it

If you're a post it junkie like me, you'll love to take a look at this site: contains the most creative uses for, yes you guessed it "post it".

Check out some of the samples below:

Don't you just love Elmo waiving by the window?

Winners and whiners

With all the excitement and anticipation brought about by the recently concluded Ms. Universe contest, I am proud (as with my Becky friends) that we got 3rd runner up. And while others may whine that we should have gotten the crown, and the whole solar system knows she deserved it, we must practice graciousness in the face of disappointment. Afterall, we can’t have everything.

And of course, to the 100 million question…

I have always wondered why we make so much fuss about the Q&A portion when clearly, this is a beauty contest. But I guess its just human nature to wish that ladies this beautiful can’t also be that smart. Alas, most of us were disappointed because these batch of contestants really got it all – beauty, body and yes (sigh…) brains.

For the sake of patriotism, I will only focus on the question asked for Ms. Philippines (sorry Lea, that was an uninteresting and a fairly disappointing question).

And the question asked by Judge Viveca Fox:

Would you change your religious…

Safety First

I've recently taken Basic Life Suport and First Aid training conducted by Red Cross.

I know I looked a little harrased from the pictures, but hey, after those lifting exercises and the lips to lips session with a doll, who isn't?

But I sure look happy with my new and hard earned certificates.

As a saying on safety goes:

Better a thousand times careful than once dead. ~Proverb

Read : Bookseller of Kabul

There are books that make you feel sad, books that light up your life and there are those that make you realize a lot of things.

Like how lucky I am to be a Filipina.

In Afghanistan, a country far far away, there lived a bookseller named Sultan Khan.

He struck a friendship with Norwegian writer and allowed her to stay in his family home to experience life with his Afghan family.

From that act of openness, Asne was able to write stories of tribulations, loneliness and struggles.

This is a story of one husband, two wives, five children, and many other relatives opening their lives and telling their stories. This is a story of man passionate about books and learning and the women who has found their voices to speak up and relay their innermost sentiments.

A twist for this book is that in reality, the author Asne Seierstad is being sued by the family for invasion of privacy, defamation and negligent journalistic practices.

According to the head of the family, they have been ostracized by …

And he honored us with his presence...

We just had our first game for Odfjell's 3rd Season Bowling Tournament.  And guess who we saw practicing a few lanes from us?

None other than bowling legend and 6-time World Bowling Champion, Paeng Nepomuceno.

He is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only athlete to win a world championship in each of three consecutive decades.

I have seen his list of titles from Wikipedia and I am still reeling from envy.  These are just few of his achievements: - In 1993, he was the first international male bowler inductee in the International Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum - In 1999, the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) awarded him as the "International Bowling Athlete of the Millennium" - In 2003, a September issue of the Prestigious Bowlers Journal International named him as the Greatest International Bowler of All Time - Paeng is the only athlete in the Philippines who has been given the highest award to a Filipino by three Philippine presidents. In 1984, th…

When the bachelor pokes fun at himself

I guess its hilarious when our bachelor president compares his love life to a well known softdrinks.  In his state visit to China, he was quoted as saying:

"Someone asked me, how is your love life? So I said, it's like Coca-Cola. ... Before, it was regular, then it became light, now it's zero."Well, mine's like a leftover coffee - black, unwanted and cold :-)

Adele is my current muse

I am currently fixated on Adele whom I previously mentioned in my Amy Winehouse post.

Adele's songs has that melancholy feel that makes one reflect on lost love and past heartaches.

Her song "Someone Like You" is probably the top modern anthem of all broken hearted women out there.

Personally, I like "Hiding My Heart" the best.  Especially the lyrics that goes ....
This is how the story went I met someone by accident
who blew me away
blew me away
And It was in the darkest of my days
When you took my sorrow and you took my pain
And buried them away, you buried them away

I wish I could lay down beside you
When the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known
you'll disappear one day
So I'll spend my whole life hiding my heart away

The way she sings the songs, as if deciding on whether to continue divulging her painful thoughts really pierces one's heart.  And the way her voice breaks in the middle o…