Monday, February 8, 2016

Learning Curve

"Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life."

After a year of absence, I now know that this job is my calling. It can get stressful half the time but seeing these kids have fun makes it all worth it. 
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And I think this quote applies to students too. It's a challenge for us teachers to make the subject fun, but when we do succeed, the kids start to love it. And when they love it, the become more eager and driven, and they go at it no matter how challenging or stressful things get. And I think that's when they start learning.

This past week, I saw my students have fun. They had a hard time, sure, particularly the Exhibit class with all the snags and delays, but they were driven and excited. There's something about seeing your students excited about a project. Nakakatuwa, nakakainspire. I may just do this poreber. :))

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Believe Me When I Tell You


Why? Two reasons - they create beautiful music that hits me right in the feels (as they say nowadays), and they are the reason I have Kaze. I am so happy they're back. But even with their new songs and new sound, this one is still my favorite.

They recently performed an acoustic version of this song in one of their recent London gigs.

I am falling in love all over again. Just in time for February. :))

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


This is probably my 4th attempt in actually starting this post. Fell asleep the first three. LOL.

So I'm feeling a whole lot better than yesterday. Still in a weird funk and this time, It comes with shortness of breath. I think I'm having an attack. Hmm, maybe it's the meds that's making me so lethargic and sleepy.

I have this friend who owns a chocolate cafe, and she and her sister would always ask me first if I'd gotten any sleep whenever I try to order anything that has coffee. It's funny and cute and sweet in a way that these people are concerned with my sleeping patterns. So if ever you two come across this blog and this post, it's two in the morning and I'm just finishing this one up and I promise to go to bed as soon as this is published. :D (Nagreport. Haha.)

I have always been nocturnal. Concentration and focus comes so easily when everyone is asleep and the only thing I can hear would be the tapping of the keyboard, or the clicking of the mouse (or the squeaking of an actual mouse, but that's a story for next time), or music, or my voice inside my head. I tend to be more productive and creative. Sometimes, even after being awake for three days (with maybe one or two hours of power naps and copious amounts of caffeine in my system), I can still feel like I can take over the world at night.

But when I crash, I crash badly. Now I'm sick. I can't complain, though. Ginusto ko to. LOL.

The good thing about having a fucked-up body clock is that I rarely get to dream. It's been a while since I had a dream I can actually remember, and having no dreams can at least lessen my confusion/frustration/tendency to over think.

And I should stop before I start rambling again. LOL.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Stress Drilon

I mentioned to a friend earlier today that I think I am destined to be stressed forever. Just when I thought things were starting to pick up, something throws a wrench in the works and I go back to being a huge mess. 

Just to give you an insight as to why I'm posting emo shit like this, something happened today that basically inconvenience some members of my family and I can't help but think/feel that it's my fault and it's eating me. Yes, it's vague, but I do not want to go into details. Pa-mysterious, ganern. Or not.

I am going crazy.

Work, food and friends managed to distract me but my thoughts keep drifting back and I feel detached from everything. Which makes me feel worse than I already do.

Feelings like these make me wish I'm a potato. So I can just potate and not write stuff like this at 5am.

I shouldn't have had that cup of coffee (Kopiko Blanca. Effective, in fairness).

Sunday, January 31, 2016


I really don't know where to begin.

Hello, blog. It's been a while.

Okay, that was pathetic.

I miss those days when I had words. When I didn't care what I wrote, as long as I wrote. No apprehensions, no fear. Just me, my brain, and my fingers dancing over the keyboard.

Yep. I miss that.

I don't remember when I stopped. I used to be able to just write about my day, no matter how happy, crappy or weird it was. Now I can't even use up 140 characters.

Maybe it's because of micro-blogging. Or maybe I'm just tired of all the bullshit that words escape me.

Inhale. Exhale. I'm going to bed. Maybe the words will come back tomorrow.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Ally's All-Day Breakfast, Pergola Mall (BF Homes)

My sisters and I wanted to try something new last night and went to Ally’s as per a friend’s suggestion (she liked their waffles). The place looked a bit dark (maybe because of the bulbs they have), which is too bad because it could’ve had that cozy feeling with all the framed quotes and the large “I <3BREAKFAST” near the ceiling. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Swiss Deli Restaurant, BF Homes

Last week, I got invited to a food-tasting event in BF Homes by Ruth, one of my blogger friends who referred me to Albert Saspa since she couldn’t make it. I said yes (not gonna pass up a chance to discover a new restaurant. And eat. LOL), but when I found out it was going to be at Swiss Deli, my excitement shot through the roof.
My sisters and I have become regulars of The Swiss Deli Restaurant ever since it opened last October 08, 2013. Owned by chef Jeffry Lua, this restaurant offers authentic European cuisine (using tried and tested family recipes), a wide selection of sausages and meats (fresh from their own factories in Davao), German beer, cheeses, fast and friendly service, a family-friendly ambiance, and huge servings at very affordable prices – basically, a gastronomic Disneyland for me and my family.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rodrigo's Roast Beef, BF Homes

This isn’t the first time my sisters and I ate at Rodrigo’s. We’d usually buy their vouchers from Metrodeal and save it for a rainy day (a.k.a. days when we don’t feel like cooking for ourselves hehe), and whenever we do go there to eat, I’d always have the same comment – the food is too greasy. So why do we keep coming back? I really don’t know.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Back in the Habit

I was channel surfing this afternoon and saw "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" showing on Fox Family Movies. Nene versions of Lauryn Hill and Jennifer Love Hewitt, Whoopi Goldberg's gubat hair, the songs, the 90's fashion - it's all so nostalgic and fun to watch. Plus with everything that's been going on, I thought it'd be a good title for this post.

Yes, I'm back. I am going to try and post whatever I can, whenever I can, just so I can get back into the writing groove. I miss those days when I can just write about anything.

Aside from writing, I have also decided to add more cardio in my life (especially with the holidays coming up). Starting today, I'm going to ride our rusty-but-still-functioning stationary bike for 30 minutes everyday while watching one episode of one of my favorite shows. Right now, it's Masterchef Australia season 6. Talk about being motivated. Lol.

And that's it. Later, I will be attending a food tasting event and a gig in BF. It's gonna be the start of an interesting week.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

When It Rains...

It's been raining non-stop for the past three days with what feels like no end in sight. I honestly thought it was going to get better when I stepped out earlier to have my car fixed (busted speedometer, but that's another story to tell) because, for the first time in days, I actually saw the sky. But as soon as I got home...

It's raining again. I can hear gusts of wind this time. I find this scarier. And I can only imagine what it's like for those people who live on the streets, without any place to take shelter from the torrential rain and flooding. If only I had superpowers. :(

This is worse than Ondoy. I think what made Ondoy disastrous was the fact that it took us by surprise. Nobody thought that it could cause so much damage. Four years later, it's like nothing has changed even after so much preparation. We live in a tropical country and we know since the beginning of time that we experience this kind of weather every single year. You'd think it'd be fixed by now, especially after Ondoy, but looking at the news footage and the pictures, we know otherwise.

So san napunta yung kinakaltas na tax sa sweldo ko buwan-buwan? Sa bathtub ni Napoles?

Hay. I can complain about corruption all I want, but it's not gonna make the rain stop. I'll just focus on something else, like making sure my family, friends, and students are okay.

Stay safe and dry, everyone! Stay indoors, stock up on supplies, and charge your phones. This could be another long, sleepless night.