Monthly Archives: April 2008

Six Pack

I am in the mood for a little romance and I am listing my six favorite fictional love pairings on tv.

  1. Michael Scoffied and Sara Tancredi (MiSa to loyal fans)—Prison Break.
  2. Jack Slattery and Marin Frist—Men In Trees.
  3. Ross Geller and Rachel Green—Friends.
  4. Brandon Wash and Kelly Taylor —Beverly Hills, 90210.
  5. Dr. Doug Ross and Nurse Carol Hathaway —ER.
  6. Almanzo Wilder and Laura Ingalls—Little House on the Prairie.

Posted by on April 29, 2008 in Uncategorized


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What’s Your Definition?

When is an affair an affair and when is it not?  I am asking because after reading this news story, I think I may have been confused with what an affair really is.  In this news story, the lawyer for Roger Clemens, confirmed a decade-long affair between the ace pitcher and a country singer, but the relationship is not sexual.  Can it be called an affair without physical relationship involved?  So, what does that mean for Clemens’ wife?  No harm, no foul, darling is that what Clemens will tell his wife since no sex was involved?  I think we have not seen the last of this story.  I will keep an eye for any follow-up reports.

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Tonight, grumpy, bratty Dr. House returns to our households and the long wait is over for us fans.  What do I want to see in the coming shows:

  • More of Chase and Cameron.
  • Cuddy and House hooking up, finally.
  • Break-up for Wilson and “the bitch”.

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Two weeks ago, the rest of my “must-see tv” shows have returned, the residents of Seattle Grace are back, so are the the islanders from Oceanic 815.  The lively household of the Walkers are also making my Sunday nights fun, and the scheming women of Wiseria Lane are back to their old ways.  I have lost interest in the latter show, but I still can’t seem to tune out.  Boy, I am really a tv fanatic.

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Posted by on April 28, 2008 in Uncategorized



My husband chides me for the fact that I have more than one best friend.  He said I missed the point of the word best friend.  Best means only one, the best among the rest.  But I do have more than one best friend.  I have three of them; for a while I thought I had considered more, but looking back I really just had three.  I spoke about one several posts ago. 

Anyway, I would like to write about my other best friend, my college roommate, my co-conspirator, my go-between.  Today is her birthday (April 26) and I have not spoken to her in a very long time.  You see, she’s back in Manila and I am here across the ocean from her.  And the breakdown in our communication is due to my aversion to text and cellphones and her dislike of email/computer.  Well maybe not dislike, she just doesn’t have enough time to log on what with two growing boys to occupy her time.  I preferred to communicate via email because I sit infront of the computer 8 hours every day and I have to check my emails for work, it would not be difficult to sneak in an email or two her way.   So there, we lost touch.  

I met her when I moved to my second dormitory in my second year of college.  A few months into the new semester, I arrived from school and I saw her with my roomies and we were introduced.  My first impression was not all positive.  I thought I had enough new friends for now and I was  not eager to let another one in our newly created circle of friends.  But as fate would have it, she stuck to our group primarily because one of us is from her hometown, her homies.  I immediately realized we clicked.  We started hanging out more just the two of us and we shared secrets and let each other in on our crushes.  Thankfully, we have very different tastes in men.  We ended up being each other’s go-between.  Our conversations then were mostly one-sided; when it’s her turn she would tell me about how her day went and any progress report regarding her crush; on my turn to speak, I would not reply or comment on what she just blurted, instead I would go with my spiel about me, my day, my crush.  What a way to conduct a conversation eh?  Well, we listened intently on what each other was saying, we’re just too wrapped up in our individual news to bother piping in to what the other has said.  We bonded inspite of these conversations, or is it because of this, who cares?

So here today, I missed her more.  I missed her laughter and sense of humor.  What mother would name her kids Choco and Milko without a sense of humor, tell me?  I missed our times together.   walking the length of Recto from Mendiola to Avenida on lazy Sunday afternoons.  I missed wasting away precious times browsing at National Bookstore card section finding the funniest and weirdest cards.  I missed going to the movies with her.  Well, I missed every thing about her.

Nette, happy birthday.  I’ll shoot you an email, but I am sure you’ll get it four months from now when you’ll open your computer and shoot me an email to greet me happy birthday.  I love you BFF.


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Posted by on April 26, 2008 in Uncategorized


Happy Earth Day


I have taken this picture some two weeks ago; it was over $4/gal then and it continues to climb.  San Francisco metro area is the first big city in the USA to reach the $4 mark; hence tourists are taking pictures of gas stations signs(I knew there was a reason I snapped this at that time, it just wasn’t clear then), according to our local news.  Imagine that, our pain is other people’s tourist attraction. 

This is what I call the pain that would not go away.  We should really stop relying on oil this much and continue to harness greener source.  Let’s do our share.



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Posted by on April 23, 2008 in Uncategorized


Glorious Spring

Tulips are in full bloom at Queen Wilhelmina Garden.

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Do two people dream the same dream at the same night?  Apparently so.  My hubby and I both dreamed we were on a cruise last night.  What does this mean?  Is another cruise in the offing?  Are we ready to sail again and load up on calories? 

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I had a close encounter with a tick today.  We took a new walking trail today and while the view was magnificent and the trail not too rough, I brought home with me tick.  I saw two and killed them both.  I dont know if there are any lurking somewhere.  I should hope not.  I took a hot shower after I found the second one.

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Posted by on April 21, 2008 in Uncategorized


Six Pack

Haven’t done a list of six in a while so I thought it’s high time to do one right now. 

Here’s a new take on the old:

  1. A penny saved is a government oversight.
  2. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
  3. The older you get the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.
  4. The easiest way to find something lost around the house it to buy a replacement.
  5. If you think there is good in everybody, you haven’t met everybody.
  6. If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.


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Posted by on April 16, 2008 in list



What a Glorious Weekend It Was!

No need to talk, just see how pretty it was around these parts.


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Posted by on April 16, 2008 in Uncategorized



Gavin Newsom pulled a Tom and Jerry trick with the demonstrators yesterday by changing the route to the olympic torch relay –  SF the only stop in North America- at the last minute.  This move frustrated the rallyists and casual bystanders like me as well as olympic fans who lined up the advertised route for a glimpse of a once-in-a-lifetime event (for some).   This is San Francisco whose police force is used to dealing with rallyists, demonstrators, and what-have you.  Didn’t they say that they have one up over Paris and London that they have more experience with demonstrators?  Why then this change of route?  Safety of the people they say is the main concern; the safety of the torch bearers.  Anyway, time will tell if this is a bonehead move or a brilliant strategy.

I sympathize with the rallyists who patrol the streets with banners and litter freeway overhead walkway asking for people’s support in condemning China’s oppression of Tibet.   Why not do this– I was talking to hubby about this last night and he had good point.   Instead of banners with FREE TIBET signs and other related signs asking for China’s withdrawal in Tibet, why not boycott Chinese products in the market?  I thought that would be a better way to deal with this.  If you can paralyze China’s economy, then his hold will not be strong?  Just asking!

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Idol Gives Back was one long telethon.  It featured a lot of big-name stars asking people for money and singers (like Mariah Carey) showed the Idols how it’s done.  I was folding the laundry last night and I missed some acts.  Of those I have seen my favorite is Terri Hatcher with the BAND FROM TV with her rendition of BEFORE HE CHEATS.  I love it!!!! Carrie Underwood performed magnificently again.  I have one issue, why Miley Cyrus (will get ire from a lot of kids here) and why two songs?  Come on!  Oh before I forget, why can they not give Jimmy Kimmel more time?  I thought he was brilliant, he always is.

Anyway, tonite one goes home again.  Which one will it be?  I have no clue; but I thought basing solely on the performances on Monday night, my bottom three would be: David Cook, Carly, and Brooke.  Let’s wait and see….

UPDATE:  Can I get more wrong with my bottom three bets?  I am batting zero here and I just struck out with a curve ball called Michael Johns, sorry to see him go.

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April 9….3 wins 6 losses, that is the Giants record in this young season.  Too early to panic, although the entire Giant legion of fans expected that this is an experimental year for the team. In fact did we  not all agree that it is time to rebuild the team?  Did we not in unison tell the management we’re going to be happy with the team as long as we have the pitching core?  Let’s be patient (and I am mostly talking to myself here) and the season is young. 



Posted by on April 11, 2008 in Uncategorized


A Dinner To Remember

Finally, after 20 years, I was reunited with my BFF.  And all because of our high school English teacher who we finally tracked down over the net. I find it so ironic that people (and I mean we) get too busy with their daily lives and private concerns that they could not squeeze in an hour or two of our precious time for that much needed coffee or even burrito with an old friend.  And we work just an hour’s drive away from each other!  Well, the wait was over, it ended on 04.04.08 to celebrate our dear teacher’s birthday.  I was so excited to see her; I did not expect the reaction I got, however.  Here she came running down the stairs shrieking like a teenager and wrapping me in the biggest, tighest hug I have ever had in a while (not including those from hubby), and I have not even seen her face yet.  We remained locked in each other’s arms as I kept repeating the words, I MISSED YOU.  Indeed I missed her.  We spent three years in high school as best friends.  We were in different class in our freshman year, but three years of togetherness, sharing (everything including answers during tests, shhhh that’s still a secret) was enough for bestfriends to be bonded for life.

It was a fulfilling two hours spent with her and our teacher.  We reminisced about the good old high school days, asked about each other’s lives, and gossip about other people we knew, took pictures, and just laughed a lot.  I missed home.  These are my homies. 

We ended the night with a promise that we would not wait another 20 years to follow this up.  I see a trend happening.  And I can’t wait for the next time.

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So often in times it happens, that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key”

—-a ditty from Glenn, Don, Joe, and Timothy (written by Jack Tempchin and Robb Strandlin), ALREADY GONE

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Posted by on April 9, 2008 in Uncategorized


The I (tagged myself) meme…

Mari over at Art and Soul did this meme, but did not tag anyone.  I tagged myself for lack of things to post (isnt that always the case with meme posts?) 

So here goes the I meme:

I am fond of reading people’s meme.  It reminds me of the slum (or is it slam) book we had in grade school.

I want to be able to see more places, travel the world in short.

I have many good qualities….neatness is not one of them.

I wish for a whole lot of things, but their all for me so I better not share it with you.

I hate it when I give in to my laziness.

I fear a whole lot of things, the unknown for one.

I search for more knowledge and understanding.

I wonder why we age outside, but inside we remain the same way.

I regret the many times that I didn’t just “go for it”.

I love blogging, and bloghopping.

I always find time to blog.

I am not a well-organized person.

I danced in school programs in school.

I sing in the showers like every one else I guess.

I cry at the silliest occasion, like Hallmark commercials (the ice skater), and at the movies.

I write for myself, my therapy.

I won $100 once in the slots at the penny machine.

I am confused with a lot of things, the time space continuum for instance and the parallel universe concept.  I believe in them, but I am confused.

I should exercise more, eat better (well this one’s almost in the bag), think more happy thoughts, whine less, and be thankful for all that I have.

The last thought before I go to sleep…I usually am unconscious the minute my head hits the pillow.  Other times, I am thinking I should stay awake to see David Letterman’s monologue.

There it is done!



Posted by on April 7, 2008 in list


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