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Friday’s Foto



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Happy Halloween! Boo!

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

He’s Not Eating A Balut, you think?

It’s crazy when I have his blog on my blogroll and I have to find out about his travel from other bloggers.  One of my fave tv personalities had visited and taped his Philippine show.  We all waited for this right?

Check this out.

He did say he’s not eating a balut.  He better not.  A foreigner eating a balut is as hackneyed as listening to Charice Pempengo belt the same old same old Whitney ditties or that Dreamgirls song.

Needless to say, I can’t wait for the airing—next season?

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2008 in personal, tv

 

My World 2: Golden Gate Bridge

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What could be more a Northern California trademark [even the entire California for that matter] than the Golden Gate Bridge? Our beloved Golden Gate Bridge been romanticized on movies and tv shows and has been a favorite structure to destroy in sci-fi and action movies.

Every day in my commute at Eastshore freeway, I look forward to that spot where I could glance to my left and see this imposing structure in the middle of the bay. Most of the time, it’s obscured by fog, but the mere thought that it’s there to my left makes my day. I thank my lucky stars I get to see this on a daily basis.

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And to see more images from other participants, or if you are interested in joining, visit this.

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2008 in My World, photo meme

 

Friday’s Foto



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I don’t know if I am painfully optimistic or simply in denial big time. Either way the result is the same. The prize I long for is not coming, and here I am still waiting for its eventual arrival.

C’est la vie!

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

A Little TV Viewing

I stumbled upon this article and I thought it’s very interesting.  I have copied it verbatim here:

Friends’ Anatomy.

Here goes: Meredith is Rachel. Whiny? Check. Self obsessed? Check. Highlighted to within an inch of her life? Oh, yeah. The next one’s easy too: competitive, perfectionistic Cristina is a dead ringer for Monica. Sweet, daffy, animal-loving Izzy (remember the deer?) is Phoebe sans guitar. McDreamy is sad-eyed but oh-so-condescending Ross with better hair. Dorky, formerly lovelorn George is Seattle Grace’s Chandler Bing. And then we come to Alex. Is he a perfect match for Joey Tribbiani? No. But he is a man slut who always, always gets stuck in the B plot line.

So, do you agree with the article?  Do you see the similarities? 

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Posted by on October 21, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

My World 1: De Young Museum

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My world is the San Francisco Bay Area.

For my initial entry, I am showing you a view of the outside from the second floor of the De Young Museum located inside Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This was taken a couple of years ago.

Along with fabulous views and superb eats, San Fran bay area is a must go for its museums like this one.

The same group of wonderful people who brought us Skywatch is now hosting My World, which I am hoping will be as successful as Skywatch.  Go check them out.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2008 in My World, photo meme

 

Friday’s Foto



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Shopping for bedcovers, blankets, etc. in this very busy market.

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

Midweek Chuckle

Love and Marriage as seen through the eyes of our kids.

 

WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?

“Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other.  Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.” Lynnette, age 8

“On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.” Martin, age 10

 

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?

“I’d run home and play dead.  The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.” Craig, age 9

 

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?

“When they’re rich!” Pam, age 7

“The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t mess with that.” Curt, age 7

“The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them….It’s the right thing to do.” Howard, age 8

 

HOW DOES A PERSON DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?

“You flip a nickel, and heads means you stay with him and tails means you try the next one.” Kally, age 9

“You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff.  Like if you  like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.” Allan, age 10

“No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry.  God decides it all way before, and you got to find out later who you’re stuck with.” Kirsten, age 10

 

WHAT IS THE PROPER AGE TO GET MARRIED?

“Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then!” Cam, age 10

“No age is good to get married at.  You got to be a fool to get married!” Freddie, age 6

 

HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?

“Married people usually look happy to talk to other people.” Eddie age 6

“You might have to guess based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.” Derrick age 8

 

HOW TO MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?

“Tell your wife that she looks pretty even if she looks like a truck!” Ricky, age 7

 

HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?

“There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there? Kelvin, age 8

 

WHAT PROMISES DO A MAN AND A WOMAN MAKE WHEN THEY GET MARRIED?

“A man and a woman promise to go through sickness and illness and diseases together.” Marlon, age 10.

 

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR A YOUNG COUPLE ABOUT TO BE MARRIED?

“The first thing I’d say to them is: Listen up youngins, I got something to say to you.  Why in the heck do you want to get married anyway?” Craig, age 9

 

THE GREAT DEBATE:  IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?

“I don’t know which is better, but I’ll tell you one thing.  I’m never going to have sex with my wife. I don’t want tobe be all grossed out.” Theodore, age 8

“It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys.  Boys need somebody to clean up after them!” Anita, age 9.

“Single is better for the simple reason that I wouldn’t want to change no diapers.  Of course, if I did get married, I’d figure something out.  I’d just phone my mother and have her come over for some coffee and diaper-changing.” Kirsten, age 10

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?

” Both don’t want no more kids.” Lori, age 8

 Hoped you have a chuckle.

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2008 in list, personal

 

Six Pack

After a month here I am with another six pack list.

Autumn events I am excited about:

  1. Leaf peeping
  2. Thanksgiving turkey carving
  3. Sweater wearing
  4. Must See TV viewing
  5. Hot toddy drinking
  6. Holiday shopping

What do you look forward to during this season?

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2008 in list, personal

 

Musings

I was thinking I should write a post or something, but the weekend was, well, not the most conducive time for blogging, at least in my household.

Let’s see how could I not haved blogged over the weekend?  I woke up earlier than usual on Saturday, hubs and I both did.  The car had an appointment, we’re getting a new set of wheels!!!!—Tires actually.  Three months ago, Brother #2 noticed my tires were going bald.  I did not notice these things.  As long as I could drive the darn thing I don’t think about it.  So, I mentioned it then to hubs who went to look at the tires and replied, “Not too bad yet, you could go another few months.  We’ll wait for tire sale.” Apparently, the tire sale was this Saturday as he mentioned about the appointment before going to bed on Friday.

We had our breakfast after getting back from Big-O Tires consisting of his homemade persimmon muffins and coffee.  Then I was off to run errands with my mother.  Upon returning home from the errand, I did sneak in a little time to blog here.   It was easy, just post a picture, that’s the beauty of a photoblog. 

Before I could even check this blog, hubs was rushing me to move.  We have to see a house, but we decided not to at the very last minute until we have our realtor with us.  So instead we just drove about 15 miles to Ikea and enjoyed a whole afternoon of moving from one display station to another taking mental notes on the decor/design and the prices of the furniture.  It was amazing how in sync we were that we both okayed this red leather couch, for $499.  It was a beauty.  That sofa is going to my wish list box. 

I don’t think anyone could go into Ikea and leave empty handed.  We didn’t.  We hadn’t in all the years we have come to “just browse” did we leave without any items.  We bought a set of 12 drinking glasses for I believe $6.99, good for every day use, a can opener to replace the old one that I had been meaning to replace all these years, and there is another one or two items that I can’t seem to remember.

After leaving Ikea parking lot, my hubs was signalling to the left [Oakland bound], and I thought why the heck were we taking that way?  He said I wanted some pho, so he’s taking me to our fave pho place in Oakland, somewhere between 14th and International Blvd.  I believe it is located in International Blvd.  We’ve been coming here for years and still could not remember the name of the place.  We were there for a pho take-out and amazingly they still give you a huge portion even if it’s take out.  Some places shortchange you when it comes to take out portions.  But for $7.99, hubs and I had a full dinner with some left overs in the fridge.  The best I have tasted.  Now I need to taste one from Saigon [*wink*].

After dinner, hubs and I continued to watch 1408, the first part we saw Friday night.  For the love of me, I cannot understand why I always am drawn to Stephen King stories.  This one disturbs me a lot. 

Sunday was church day.  Leaving church, we both stopped on our tracks and smelled autumn in the air.  Finally, the season arrived here!!!  The sun was out, the breeze was cold, and the air smelled of something wonderful, nothing in particular though.  It was unmistakably fall sensations.  We were both stoked.  After breakfast, cant remember what we had, we got too lazy to do anything.  It was cold but we were planning on seeing Eagle Eye so I went online and check the screening times.  This was about 11:30 am.  The one and only time falling under matinee screening and pricing, which we could afford, was five minutes ago.  Which means no movie for us that day.

We found ourselves under the covers in our jammies again with the newspaper all over the bed on top of us and the tv was turned on alternately between Sci-Fi and Food Network.  Hubs told me I was asking for a lazy weekend without any chores to do or errands to run, a weekend where I could just either read or watch tv or both.  So I am getting that weekend.  A lazy one.  In the back of my head, I knew I needed to do the already mounting pile of ironing, but what the heck every breeze coming from my open window was cold, so I buried myself deeper into the bed, so did he.

Then came Needful Things on Sci-Fi, another Stephen King novel that I remembered I read years back and could really not grasp the story.  So, this time around I thought I’d be able to see the entire movie.  In the past I have seen this movie in parts, never completed.  So we watched.  And fell asleep.  By the time we woke up, there was like 20 minutes of the movie left.  I still didn’t see the entire movie!!!!

I know I asked for a lazy day, but after waking up from the nap, I felt quite miserable at the wasted time.  We both knew that so we hurriedly dressed and raced to the supermarket to do some groceries. Dinner was courtesy of IN-N-OUT burger.  I know, I have been eating burger more often lately.  But the fries have been heavenly.  I also confirmed that the news that circulated online/email and text last Friday about this chain having an anniversary sale of $0.50 for a burger-fries-soda meal was a hoax. 

To end my weekend, my ironing found time to be completed in between dinner and the beginning of Desperate Housewives.  I have done my chores despite having a lazy day.

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2008 in Uncategorized