Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Vacation II

I am still on vacation which explains my absence from the blogosphere, but I will never skip sharing some photos with you. 

Enjoy! :D

Photos were taken at Lianga, Surigao del Sur, Philippines.
More HERE.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Meet me on Monday: My Boyfriend is Type B!

Ladies and gentlemen, once again, it's Monday and it's time for..

Meet me on Monday!

The Q's and my A's for the week:

1.  Caesar Salad or Garden Salad?
Caesar Salad.
I always order caesar's and not the garden salad and I don't know why. Limited menu, perhaps? :)

2.  Will you be watching the Royal Wedding on April 29th?

I'm not sure. 
I'll be somewhere on the 29th. And since I'm on the Eastern Hemisphere, that would fall on the 30th. Uhm, I think so. Whutever.
HONESTLY, I am not that interested with the couple. I am only interested with the wedding details.

3.  Last thing you spent lots of money on?
Considering that I'm an unemployed post grad student [read: no source of income = no money], the last thing I spent lots of money on were thrift  finds. I recently bought "creativity" books (just this afternoon) and I don't really know if I will ever be able to use them. I just bought them. Because. :D

4.  Window seat or aisle seat?

Window seat.
Simple. I have motion sickness. 
I need to see the view (or breath in fresh air) to keep me from getting nauseous.  I need to know where I am at that point in time and see that I am really moving rather than just feel it.
Yes, I am not the best travel buddy.

5.  Do you know your blood type?
I'm a type B+.
 So if ever (and I hope not!) I will be needing blood tranfusion, you'll know what type to give me. I think that blood type is common among Asians - at least that's what somebody told me.

By the way...
Have you seen the Korean movie My Boyfriend is Type B

No, I am not Korean, but I've seen it (thanks to subs!). I can't remember the details of the movie but all I can remember (and thanks to Google and Wiki) is that "the basic premise of the film comes from the Japanese blood type theory of personality, which claims that a person's blood type can determine their personality traits."

Here's the chart for blood types vis-à-vis personality trait, as seen here.

Japanese Blood Type Personality Chart
Type A
Best Traits: Conservative, introverted, reserved, patient and punctual. Perfectionists.
Worst Traits: Obsessive, stubborn, too self conscious and uptight.
Famous As: George H. W. Bush, Ayumi Hamasaki, O.J. Simpson, Britney Spears, Alan Alda, Adolf Hitler, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jet Li, Maki Nomiya, Rick James
Type B
Best Traits: Creative, passionate, animal loving, optimistic, flexible and individualistic.
Worst Traits: Forgetful, changing ideas often, irresponsible, and self-centered.
Famous Bs: Akira Kurosawa, Jack Nicholson, Luciano Pavarotti, Tom Selleck, Mia Farrow, Paul McCartney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vince Young
Type AB
Best Traits: Cool, controlled, logical, rational, introverted and empathic.
Worst Traits: Aloof, critical, easily stressed and unforgiving.
Famous ABs: John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, Thomas Edison, Bob Sapp, Miyavi, Jackie Chan, Ken Kitamura, Mao Ze Dong, Jiang Zhong Zheng, BoA
Type O
Best Traits: Ambitious, athletic, robust and self-confident. Natural leaders.
Worst Traits: Arrogant, vain, do not think things through, insensitive and ruthless.
Famous Os: Al Capone, Gerald Ford, Mikhail Gorbachev, John Gotti, Crystal Kay,Queen Elizabeth II, John Lennon, Paul Newman, Elvis Presley, Ronald Reagan
I tell you, I am NOT SELF-CENTERED! haha :) Seriously. :P

How about you?
Does your blood type match your personality?


Sunday is supposed to be a rest day, but I was super busy. Nothing much to share but this.

Check out my cousin Louie. She's 5 and very playful.
This was taken in the afternoon at my Aunt's backyard while my other cousin and my brother was playing basketball.

She can fly! :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
It's Monday once again.

I'll be leaving for a 10-day trip sometime this and I can't wait! I hope everyone gets to have a terrific week ahead! 

Love lots!

Sunday hops

Friday, April 15, 2011


I felt bad about yesterday's post because I was implying that I was actually annoyed at my father. I messaged him (since he's at work) about the urban legend regarding his flour-as-remedy-for-burns belief and that he shouldn't be fooled by those circulating emails. His reply didn't mention anything about flour. He only said that I should make sure that the dog gets proper medical attention ASAP since I'll be on a vacation. 

I want to make it up to him so I'm sharing with you something that he loves. He doesn't know this blog exists, but that doesn't mean I can't do something for him. I'll be breaking some laws here, but what the heck.haha! 

My father is a music lover. Whenever he's on vacation (days off from work), he asks me to make him some mixes. [Maayu pa akong Tatay, ga mix mix!] This time, he went for a soul mix. And I'm sharing it with you. :) 

Something Stupid - Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman
Three Ring Circus - Blue Magic
Where is the Love - Roberta Flack
The Highways Of My Life -  The Isley Brothers
Missing You -  John Waite
Save The Best For Last - Vanessa Williams
The Closer I Get to You - Roberta Flack
I'll Make Love To You - Boyz II Men
Through The Fire - Chaka Khan
If Ever You're In My Arms Again - Peabo Byrson
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
I Believe I Can Fly - R.Kelly
One Last Cry - Brian McKnight
Can't Take my Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Don t Give Up On Us - David Soul
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Dinah Washington
Ain t no Sunshine - Joe Cocker
Ordinary People - John Legend
I Ain t Missing You - John Wait
LA LA Means I Love You - The Delfonics
Pure Imagination - Lou Rawls
Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross
Maybe This Time - Michael Martin Murphy
For You I Will - Monica
Unbreak my Heart - Toni Braxton
Lets Stay Together -  Al Green 
You Make Me feel Brand New - The Stylistics

Friday Hops

Thursday, April 14, 2011

dog burns

I am so annoyed and sad right now.

You see, last Monday, my father ran over one of our dogs. No, he wasn't on full speed. We were  just coming home from an out of town trip and our dogs were so excited that they all rushed to the car when they saw us. 
our driveway
So we were on our way inside our driveway... My father drove really slow . We also saw the dogs coming. Our car isn't a lowrider but low enough that dogs can't pass through underneath. And then there were sounds coming from under the car so I told my father I had to get out.

I then saw Dseyebel howling and struggling to get out. I was in the verge of tears because I thought the was ran over by the tires. I just found out she was pregnant so I was really worried.

She finally made her way out, and I thanked God she was able to walk. But she sounded like she was crying and I noticed that she had burns.

Now here's the annoying part. My father said that I should put flour on the burnt part so I actually did it. That time, I didn't know it wasn't the right thing to do. Now that I know it was wrong, I am totally annoyed at what I did.

Our dog had been hiding from us so we were never able to treat  her. She's actually an askal, as we call it here, derived from asong kalye, which loosely translates to street dog. We adopted her ever since she started guarding our house when it was still under construction. We owe her a lot.

So tonight she came back and I saw her at our doorstep. The part where I placed flour was already fine (though I now think that wasn't because of the flour) but I saw that she had other burns. Worse is that her tummy was also burnt. :( How in the world would she be able to feed her puppies! The best thing to do is to bring her to the vet, but sadly, we don't have a vet for our dogs. :/ And we can't bring her to a vet anymore because we'd be leaving for a vacation. We can't let her take meds because she has puppies, and it's not advisable to give her some, right?

So what should I do? Sorry I didn't take pictures. Even if I had, I don't feel like posting them right now.

Did this ever happen to you? What did you do?
What am I supposed to do with 3-day old burns in a dog? Aside from going to the/calling a vet.

Thursday hops
Dyesebel is derived from the name of a mermaid in an old local fantasy movie..

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Family (+Giveaway)

There's always that wacky pose!

You are probably wondering right now who/what Bas is and why we all heart Bas. :)


Today, while hopping from one blog to the next, I discovered an interesting beauty blog.

I actually chanced upon her from a meet-up post (which I also chanced upon care of tags from other bloggers) I read (somewhere- sorry forgot which one it was). I enjoyed their pictures and their ukay/thrift finds, I decided to check on each on each of them. Glad to have found Miss Cory Potts because she also has a giveaway! 
I don't usually share giveaways on my posts but there are always exceptions! The first one was because I liked her username. This time (second, actually) is because I also like her username! 

And what's interesting is that, to join, you'll have to answer one question: 
"What does 'MissCoryPotts' mean?"

Click on banner to know more and join. The giveaway is also open internationally, so anyone can join!

Need a CLUE? :) click!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Me in A-B-C

I found this over at Sunday Morning Sugar and decided to tag myself. haha! :)

A= Available
YES! Recommend me to your guy friends! I'm twenty something.. :P
B= Best Friend
I consider lots but hey, there's A, D, & G! And my Cruz family :)
C= Cake or pie
D= Drink of choice
iced tea plaese, bottomless
E= Essential item you use everyday
lip balm (i can live without the internet and my cellphone, trust me!)
F= Favorite color
i like earth colors. green makes me happy. and pink (not an earth color) makes me feel like a little girl! :)
G= Gummy bears or worms
gummy bears!
H= Hometown
Cebu, Philippines
I= Indulgences
J= January or February
February. Short. Love. Summer.
K= Kids and Names
None. But I'd love to have lots after I get married. Now help me find that husband!
L= Life is incomplete without?
Love and my family. And scissors.
M= Marriage date
Not in the next 5 years. Again, find me a husband-to-be. Or should we start with finding that boyfriend first.
N= Number of siblings
Two. My Ate (endearment for an elder sister) Abby and a younger brother, Agustin.
O= Oranges or apples
Neither. My mom hates me for not liking fruits. Okay, I think I'd go for apple. I like apple juice better than orange juice. While others love the smell of oranges, it makes me nauseous.
P= Phobias or Fears
Heights. I always thought I could overcome this fear, or that it was just a result of watching too much tv, but really, my knees go berserk when I'm at high places.
Q= Favorite Quote
"What you are is God's gift to you. What you become is your gift to God."
R= Reason to smile
Everything. There's no excuse not to smile.
S= Season
Given that I have limited options, between wet and dry, I'd go for Dry: Summer.
T= Tag 3 or 4 people
I'm tagging everyone too! :)
U= Unknown fact about me
That I actually like Titanic and I cry after watching it. oops.
V= Vegetable you don't like
Lots. I also don't like veggies. Okay, now I sound like an unhealthy kid!
W= Worst habit
I keep things even though they're trash. I'm a pack rat!
X= X-rays
X! Oh, had them for my teeth before I wore braces. Ugh, braces.
Y= Your favorite food
Potato. This is such a convenient question it starts with YOUR :))
Z= Zodiac Sign
Virgo, the virgin.

Tuesday Blog hop
Busy Mom's Tips Tuesday Blog Hop

Monday, April 11, 2011

Meet me on Monday. And Google me too!

Here's for another round of Meet me on Monday!

I am a bit late.. Monday is about to end. But still!

Here are these week's Q's and my A's:

1.  Who would be your dream celebrity date?
I actually have lots and I couldn't decide!

Ethan Hawke; George Clooney; Hugh Jackman; John Mayer, Robert Downey Jr; Jhonny Depp
 So why is Robert Downey Jr. so young here? Chances Are!!
This is crazy because I was about 2 years old when the movie was out but I think my mother really loved it so much I saw the movie a million times. Back then we had a Betamax copy. I'm not sure if I saw this the first time when I was 2- all I know is that from then on, Robert Downey Jr. Eyes became the benchmark eyes for me.

I'd also like to date Barney Stinson himself.
Or Neil Patrick Harris, if gays count.

hmm, I'd also like to date the following:
Ian Somerhalder
Ian Harding (we were born only days apart!)
Tyler Blackburn

2.  Do you have any food restrictions?

I used to be lactose intolerant, but lately, I realized that milk doesn't have that old effect on me anymore. Maybe I was just imagining it!

3.  How much time do you take to get ready in the morning?

It depends.. 
But I think the question isn't really applicable to me because when I wake up at around 9 or 10 am, I just get out of bed, and that's it. I don't usually leave the house until the afternoon.
But if I really need to leave in the morning, give me at least an hour!

4.  Sausage or bacon?

Just, bacon.

5.  Do you Google, Bing or Yahoo?

I Google.
I Google everything.
Everyone Googles.
In fact, GOOGLE is a verb!

Bing is only for Bella Swan.
I don't like the Yahoo search engine anymore.

That's it!

In addition to the last question, here's my "What I Google" list:
Word meaning
Abstract images
Song Lyrics
TV Series episode guides
Movie titles + it's actor/actresses + character names
Current events
Recipes, Home Remedies, Crafts
Book/Movie reviews

I had to make this list for something so I'm sharing it with you. For other things, they're actually bookmarked so I don't Google them anymore. I Google jurisprudence because I'm too lazy to do a proper search.
By the way, I also constantly Google my name. It's fun! haha!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Have you ever been to a Mañanita?
I have.
But do you know what it actually means?
  I don't.

Not until I actually Googled it.
It means little morning. And Las Mañanitas is a birthday song.
So now I get it.

It was my grandmother's birthday. We all woke up at dawn and met up outside her house. We then sang the Mañanita Song while holding a candle (and the birthday banner).

It was 4am so my Grandma had no chance to change. I bet she didn't even wash her face! haha

And we also brought breakfast!

Bread, cakes, and coffee! It was a surprise, so we had to bring our own.

We also had a brief karaoke session right after. 

But of course, some relatives had to go to work, and for bummers like me, we had to go back to sleep.
But we continued with the fun that night. Only that, I ended up watching over some kid cousins.

And they were wild!

So I sneaked inside my Grandma's room and slept. :) And that's it.

Happy birthday Lola! May you have more and more birthdays to come.