Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tibo daw ako?

Knina, nakasakay ko ang kapitbahay namin na kaibigan ng tito ko at kakulitan ko din. Nagulat siya ng makita niya na katabi niya ako sa jeep.

Dan: Huy! Ikaw pala yan! Hindi kita nakilala eh.

Moi: OA mo ha!

Dan: Ang ganda mo kse ngayon eh. Dati ang pangit mo. Tibo ka pa dati. Ngayon babaeng-babae ka na.

 Napaisip ako bigla dun sa cnabi niya. Ako? Tibo dati? Hindi nga? Sabagay, may crush nga akong babae nung highschool eh tsaka tawag sken ng mga barkada kong lalake, 'pare.' Cguro nga titibo-tibo  talaga ko noon kaya tuloy yung crush ko nde ako niligawan. Heheheh! at least, sbe nga ng kapitbahay namin, maganda ako ngayon! yun na yun!

From Baywalk to Seoul to Tokyo?

While walking along Baywalk this afternoon with my good friend jayne, I tried to look beyond the people and set my sight way further straight. Amazingly, Baywalk suddenly turned into something sort of a serene park in Seoul, Korea or a street somewhere in Tokyo. Really, that's the first time that I saw Baywalk like that. I personally liked how the leaves of the trees from one side touched the leaves or converged with the leaves of the trees from the other side. Mala-Endless Love ang dating:-)

Realization: If you'll try to see beyond the negative side of things or the adversaries in your life, you can see that there's always a bright future ahead. You can see that the road is really not at all rough and your heart will be filled with hopes and beautiful aspirations. If we'll set our sights on what we could easily see, it would be difficult for us to understand that God always has great plans for our lives.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Usapang Bata # 18

Frey slept in our house one afternoon. When she woke up, I asked her:

Moi: Fey, kelan kaya tutubo ipin mo?

Frey: (Amusingly) Ewan ko! (and smiled sheepishly)

Usapang Bata # 17

My 7-year old cousin Sai kept bugging me to create a Facebook account for him. Once he asked me, I answered yes. But then he asked me again after 30 minutes and I was in the middle of writing my article, so...

Sai: Te, gawa mo ko ng facebook ha.

me: (half-irritatingly shook my head in disagreement without looking at him)

Sai: Ang bilis mo naman magbago ng isip Te.

Ayun! Natawa na lang aq!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My wedding gift for my good friend and former colleague Tes Santos--now Mrs.Lee:-)

Apple -- the Events Planner-)

After a year of hiatus from the event organizing scene, I am back once again via the wedding of a good friend and former officemate, Tes. She got married to her Korean boyfriend this morning at Hotel Rembrandt through a simple yet classy civil rites.

I don't know when my love for events organizing, especially weddings, started. Perhaps it was when I organized my cousin Khat's debut back in 2003, then followed by my sister's debut in 2004, and followed by a series of debuts and weddings after that. I even had few stints in wedding organizing with my friend and earned good money from that.

Organizing an event is truthfully a toxic job but it's definitely fun and fulfilling especially when the celebrants and the guests appreciate and acknowledge your efforts. I don't know if i could already consider myself a certified event organizer (though I sure love being called a 'wedding planner'), but nevertheless, I came up with a list of reasons why I love event organizing:

1. I love preparing the event's soundtrack. i love looking for the right music to fit every scene in every event. It just feels wonderful.

2. i love making AVPs. No matter how gruesome and time-consuming doing it may be, it never beats the feeling of contentment when you see the emotionally touched faces of the celebrant appreciating my simple work of art--most especially if they find the song amusing and perfect for the presentation.

3. I love playing with the programme--adding some unique ideas to the order of events so the celebration won't be too common and boring. I once organized a cousin's wedding wherein I even included having a time capsule ceremony where people will write their wishes for the debutant which will be placed in a bottle and the debutant could only get to read it after 5 years. The guests appreciated it and even the walking down the aisle of the little kids who brought the goblets that contained the wishes to the stage where the debutant was.

4. It feels good to be busy preparing for the event--talking to suppliers, doing oculars, food-tasting, etc. I'd be happy being busy doing those things:-)

5. I just couldn't stand attending an event and just seating there waiting for things to happen. Perhaps I already got used to being busy with every friends and family's event that it terribly bores me just seating and watching. I always feel like I need to do something in that event.

6. I love it when people ask me if i'm the organizer of the event and when the staff go to me to ask me this and that. It's pretty chaotic but there's that wonderful feeling of pride in every conversation.

7. It feels good when people congratulate you for a job well done, most especially if it's a one-woman team.

8. The 'thank you' word is the best part of all. No matter if the event's free or just a form of help or whether somebody paid me to do it, the 'thank you' word is enough to ease my tiredness away. Nothing beats that.

In every event, I always find a reason why I love doing it so perhaps, I could be adding more in the upcoming events. of course it's not always bed of roses especially if you have a client who's very demanding or a friend or relative who didn't even care to acknowledge your efforts, but nevertheless, it's always fun doing the thing that I feel I'm gifted of, aside from writing. Furthermore, it feels good to help people think better ways to make the memorable events in their lives into something really worth remembering. I am happy to be part of making those memories wonderful:-)

Should I make it into another profession of mine? Hmmmmm.....let's see:-)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Reduce Stress in the Workplace - wikiHow

Reduce Stress in the Workplace - wikiHow

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I miss my Pops:-(

I'm missing my Papa so bad.
I miss seeing him lying on the bed whenever I go to the room.
I miss serving him food to eat.
I miss guiding him to the bathroom.
I miss hearing his voice calling me.
I miss seeing his smiley pair of eyes.
I miss our 'kulitan' moments.
I miss lying beside him after I came home from work.

I just miss everything about him. I've been feeling so lost and empty the past few days. I know something's not right but I just don't know what it is. Then again, I decided to give in to my emotions and let the tears fall down.

I'm missing Papa so much:-( I miss everything about him.
I hope he could hear me from heaven:-)