Sunday, November 28, 2010

numbers, anyone?

Its one of those days again. Slept late woke up at dawn, scared and can't go back to sleep. What was there to do? I checked up on Numerology and I found this interesting site. Why the certain interest in numbers? Its something I can't explain. I liked the Da Vinci Code because it introduced me to Fibonacci sequence. I believe numbers in our life exists far more important that choosing the right combination for a lotto bet. In a personal note, I feel that the numbers that surrounds me are messages and/or signs from my Mom. Irony with this interest is that I struggle with math and computations. haha.


You entered: B******* M** C*****

There are 16 letters in your name.
Those 16 letters total to 67
There are 8 vowels and 8 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

HebrewFemaleVariant of Bethany - a village near Jerusalem where Jesus visited Mary; Martha and Lazarus.

Your number is: 4

The characteristics of #4 are: A foundation, order, service, struggle against limits, steady growth.

The expression or destiny for #4:
Order, service, and management are the cornerstones of the number 4 Expression. Your destiny is to express wonderful organization skills with your ever practical, down-to-earth approach. You are the kind of person who is always willing to work those long, hard hours to push a project through to completion. A patience with detail allows you to become expert in fields such as building, engineering, and all forms of craftsmanship. Your abilities to write and teach may lean toward the more technical and detailed. In the arts, music will likely be your choice. Artistic talents may also appear in such fields as horiculture and floral arrangement, as well. Many skilled physicians and especially surgeons have the 4 Expression.

The positive attitudes of the 4 Expression yield responsibility; you are one who no doubt, fulfills obligations, and is highly systematic and orderly. You are serious and sincere, honest and faithful. It is your role to help and you are required to do a good job at everything you undertake.

If there is too much 4 energies present in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes of the number 4. The obligations that you face may tend to create frustration and feelings of limitation or restriction. You may sometimes find yourself nursing negative attitudes in this regard and these can keep you in a rather low mood. Avoid becoming too rigid, stubborn, dogmatic, and fixed in your opinions. You may have a tendency to develop and hold very strong likes and dislikes, and some of these may border on the classification of prejudice. The negative side of 4 often produces dominant and bossy individuals who use disciplinarian to an excess. These tendencies must be avoided. Finally, like nearly all with 4 Expression, you must keep your eye on the big picture and not get overly wrapped up in detail and routine.

Your Soul Urge number is: 6

A Soul Urge number of 6 means:
With a number 6 Soul Urge, you would like to be appreciated for your ability to handle responsibility. Your home and family are likely to be a strong focus for you, perhaps the strongest focus of your life. Friendship, love, and affection are high on your list of priorities for a happy life. You have a lot of diplomatic tendencies in your makeup, as you a able to rectify and balance situations with an innate skill. You like working with people rather than by yourself. It is extremely important for you to have harmony in your environment at all times.

The positive side of the 6 Soul Urge produces a huge capacity for responsibility; you are always there and ready to assume more than your share of the load. If you possess positive 6 Soul Urges and express them, you are known for your generosity, understanding and deep sympathetic attitude. Strong 6 energy is very giving of love, affection, and emotional support. You may have the inclination to teach or serve your community in other idealistic ways. You have natural abilities to help people. You are also likely to have artistic and creative leanings.

If you have an over-supply of 6 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative traits common to this number. With such a strong sympathetic attitude, it is easy to become too emotional. Sometimes the desires to render help can be over done, and it can become interfering and an attitude that is too protective, rather than helpful. The person with too much 6 energy often finds that people tend to take advantage of this very giving spirit. You may tend to repress your own needs so that you can cater to the demands from others. At times, there may be a tendency in this, for becoming over-loaded with such demands, and as a result become resentful.

Your Inner Dream number is: 7

An Inner Dream number of 7 means:
You dream of having the opportunity to read, study, and shut yourself off from worldly distractions. You can see yourself as a teacher, mystic, or ecclesiastic, spending your life in the pursuit of knowledge and learning.

If you're interested what numbers have to say about you, visit this and see for yourself :)

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wanted: Love made in China

This is not your ordinary love story nor it is a story about China's Economy.

I came upon a statement, "God created the world and the rest is made in China". A point to ponder, can love be made in China? I'm not talking about love between two Chinese individual or about two strangers meeting up in China. Those are exemptions. Those things happen. I'm talking about love (as manufactured and signed with MADE IN CHINA). Silly old me! I'm talking nonsense! Crazy B!

Really!?! How can one let go of failed relationships? How does one go on after a break-up? How does one pick and mend the broken pieces? *Where do broken hearts go ♫*

If only... Relationships were like buying clothes covered with a 7 Days return policy.

If only... Reading Relationship for Dummies have a 100% money back guarantee.

Too bad... I am cautious. Very cautious. Traumatized.

I'm not thinking straight. I'm emotionally unstable. I'm in turmoil. Blame it on my hormones! *Can somebody give me a bar of chocolate!*

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Ycey says the darnest things

I'm on Tita duty since friday afternoon, after Bro's fam surprised us with their visit. It's a good thing too since it was Mama's 15th death anniversary. We had a family picture taken over at the mall and I've posted it on my FB account.

Ycey, my li'l niece is charming as ever. I never grew tired playing with her. She is one witty li'l angel.

A. Sosyal

Me: Wow! Nice kaayo ang dress ni Ycey. Sosyal
Ycey: Ober ober! Joke lang! *Over! Over! Joke lang*

B. New friends

Me: Daghan ka friends?
Ycey: Bongga Amiga!

C. Impatient

While waiting for my Dad, who was inside Mercury Drug
Ycey: Kadugay ba ni Loloy Loloy (Lolo Loloy) oi

D. Immortal

Ycey: Ycey kay taong lobo.

E. Ice cream

While eating ice cream yesterday, we told her to finish off her ice cream since we couldn't go in inside the grocery.
Bro: Wala man lami ni nga ice cream.
Ycey: Obviously irritated. Said, "Lami man. Sagad ra man si My Daddy."

Until your next visit, Y. :)

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fashion Hype

I grew up in MSU in the Islamic City of Marawi so its natural that Muslim Holidays are celebrated in the community. Even though I am immersed in a conservative way of living, I still have a lot to learn. Today, the Eid'l Adha, the feast of Sacrifice, is observed by millions of Muslims all over the world.

Anyway, I was browsing fashion blogs (my current addiction in blogosphere) and I found myself in a trail of bloggers joining the hijabi fashion week challenge, they are to blog for a week based on a daily category. I found a few favorites:

modesty theory

sweet escape

fatin liyana

These gals know how to be fashionable even without too much showing skin. I also feel that the challenge was inspired by Kendi of Kendi Everyday's 30 for 30 Remix Challenge (the concept anyway).

Hmmm *thinking* I wonder if my barkada or group of friends will be ready for a challenge similar to these... That would be fun :D

To my Muslim brothers and sisters, Eid Mubarak!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

What I want for 2010

Every person has a list of something they really want, and with the holiday season coming, many are probably updating their wish lists. Over the past years, I stuck to the things I'd like to reward myself with, but often I don't get to buy it. =(

Here's to hoping that this year will be different.

1. digital camera
2. luggage bag
3. netbook
4. planner
5. japanese center table

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My DOUBUTSU URANAI color/animal

I found this while blog hopping and would like to share it with you...


You are Orange Monkey, who is lively, fresh and give an active impression.
Your personality is straight forward, and is a very attractive person to be with.
You are also very sociable, and can keep an eye on people too.
Nevertheless, you tend to be rather nervous and worry about things bit too much.
You tend to have a needless fear.
You come up with ideas very quickly, but at the same time, you can easily give up.
You lack perseverance.
You should be more open and natural to have a foresight for the future.
You have an instinct to attract people.
You are a charismatic person to whom people naturally get attracted.
You have a flexibility to be able to adapt to any circumstance, and know how to get ahead in life.
You never miss to calculate the profit and loss, and live life rationally.
This makes you difficult to have an intimate relationship.
Once you set an objective, you will work extremely hard to achieving it, and can exercise great tactics.
Nevertheless, you tend to easily change your target as well.
You tend to be very independent woman, and will hate to be restricted to your family.
You may start to feel your family to be an obstruction to your life.
If you can have a job that would act as a freshener, your life would be smoother.
You tend to have a fantasy world in your head, and may hold a girlish dream all through your life.
After getting married, your family will be important to you, and you will be able to raise a happy family.

See your doubutsu uranai here.


Characteristics & Personality

1. Monkeys can't see they forest for the trees
2. Flatter Monkeys and they may do great things (?)
3. Monkeys are clever with their hands and good imitators
4. Monkeys are restless animals of action
5. Monkeys move easily when given instructions
6. Monkeys are a cheerful life of the party
7. Monkeys try hard if small change is involved
8. Monkeys are a bit goofy
9. Monkeys are trusting and easily deceived
10. Monkeys are curious and want to improve themselves

Orange Monkey = Creative and have an artistic sense.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Pacham Crab in Coconut Milk

Hey guys, remember the box of crustaceans given to me after the trip to Surigao? I have 4 live crabs in possession and early today, I gave 2 to my dear father and lola. :) One was sooo big I just had to photograph myself with it...

And since I was not satisfied I had one shot all zoomed out... haha...

After I got home, I researched how to cook it... and even if I managed to see some information, I somehow neglected to follow the procedure step by step. haha. Thankfully my crab in coconut milk was edible. haha. (*note: the one I cooked were smaller in size*)

Pacham Crab in Coconut Milk
(note: Thanks to plurky En78 for the term Pacham)

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Off to Surigao

Agreed time of departure was 4 am. So even if I slept late I set the alarm at 3 am. It was a long trip but we were at Butuan at around 8, quick breakfast at Mcdo and proceeded for Surigao.

CTE (as in Charge to Experience) no. 1. A pee stop at Carmen at a gas service station. I was locked inside, good thing I bought my bag (with the mobile phone) and was able to call my senior and informed my situation. The personnel from the station had to literally kick the door open in order for me to get out.. haha.

CTE no 2. An unexpected turn led us to the route going to Tandag, a different way to Surigao City. haha! We were 60 km out of the way. It messed our time and my senior's monitoring of fuel consumption and trip reading.

It was a quick site inspection, initial site viability and data collection. I hope to present to my boss tomorrow about what transpired from the meeting.

We were also given some bring home... A box of crabs... haha!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

bee meets bumblebee

ok. meeting bumblebee as a transformer is one thing. Now,if only I can get near that camaro look-alike bumblebee car that's been roaming around the city. heheh..

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

smitten at love


Bethany + Seth =

Somewhere, from across the globe, a couple named Bethany (a name like mine) is married to Seth (a name I always liked). I've never met them personally so why am I blogging about this? I dunno. For some unexplainable reason I was smitten at the fact of the existence of their relationship.

Indah gives out a satchel bag

Its 04:01 am on the clock and I've been awake since 2:30.. I can't fall back to sleep so I played on bookworm adventures. I got to level 21 on the mini game Link n' Spell, my highest record so far. haha! Got tired of it so I surfed the web.

I have this penchant to go around fashion blogs, specifically personal blogs that shows of their fashion style and even fashion finds in thrift shops. Its probably because I want to do the kind of stuff they do but just don't have the resources or time to do so. I would tell my bff, D that if only I have dslr we could really do a collaboration of such stuff. oh I'm blabbing too much.

Anyway, my blog hopping led me to fashion must go on. She has this satchel bag as a giveaway and one can score this beauty just by following her. I'm not so keen into following publicly except for fellow blogger who I know in a personal level. Whenever I see a blog I want to follow, I simply link 'em to my sidebar. However, I broke that routine, all for that satchel bag. My oh my! If I get to win that! I just hope I entered her list just in time as her giveaway ends today. *fingers crossed*

Monday, November 1, 2010

Day 30: A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days

B @ 11-1-10

Here are the three good things that happened in the last 30 days:

1. at work: I am grateful to have been given Andy. He's very helpful to keep my job done. I can make rounds to my area without the hassle.

2. for family: I get to see and spend time with my niece, Ycey

3. for friends: I had a wonderful time with my bffs over laughs, food trip and chikka. It is truly wonderful to have them.

I tried really really to get an A+ for this 30-day blog challenge but I'll have to give myself a B-...

All in all, it was a fun October!

Day 29: Something you could never get tired of doing

need I say more?

Day 28: Your favorite movie(s)

I was torn with what I am going to put here since I have a lot of movies in mind.
These are just but a few of those I would love to watch.
Inspirational was my guide. A genre I chose over others.

Forest Gump
Patch Adams
Pay It forward
Brooke Ellison Story
Ice Castles
Remember the Titans
I am Sam

Day 27: A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then

hahaha! A picture taken exactly a year apart... I guess I haven't change much except for a few pounds of fat added to my body mass... The now photo was taken with my friends at a photo studio while the then photo was taken during a night out with my cousins... Thanks to my multiply account I was able to have this on file :)

Day 26: A photo of somewhere you’ve been to

Apple Tree Resort
photo credits

Went swimming with A and D :)

Day 25: What’s in your purse

hmm... what's in my purse? I don't usually use a purse except when I am attending an event and usually I bring my cellphone, house keys and some moolah...

Day 24: A photo of something that means a lot to you

We don't have that much photo of being together but I believe you pretty much get the picture of what I mean.